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Array '^ffHf'  iVOE..V.  NELSON, B. C, WEDNESDAY/ OCTOBER 30, 1901.  NO.  16  11 ���'-  o  ii \  THE, NEESON   ECONOMIST  is  issued   every  Wednesday.     Subscription:   $2.00   per an-  '-#���������  num; if paid in advance, $1.50.   Correspondence   of     GENERAL    INTEREST     RESPECTFULLY  ��� solicited. Only articles of merit will be  advertised in these columns, and the in  terests of dreaders will be carefully  guarded againvst irresponsible persons and  worthless articles.  , . .���&. .  t IMIE   Government  appears   determined" to   hold  -*-    on, and   is evidently   acting on the  advice  of  Mr. Martin.  .   This gentleman has undoubtedly persuaded Mr. Dunsmuir that he will be able to deliver  enough   votes   to   tide   the   Govert ment   over   the  eeesion.     In-, doing so   Mr.  Martin   ifeeras to  forget  that at least twenty five members of the   Legislature  . were elected to renounce Joseph   Martin and. ail   his  works.     It is   scarcely   conceivable   that any   man  who was elected   on. an   anti-Martin   platform will;  when   the House   meets,   be found    voting   with a  Government   which   does   -not   deny   that   it   has  swallowed the.political outcast from Manitoba  body  and bones.     If Mr.. Martin  were to demand   the admission   of   George   Washington    Beebe and   Cory  Kyder into the Cabinet it is doubtful if one   member  ofthe Government would raise his voice in   protest.  They might secretly  conspire to. resign, but would  never be able to screw their courage  to the sticking  point.     In the meantime, .Mr.   Dunsmuir's personal  organ is busily engaged manufacturing new  policies  for the   Government. 'Last   week   it  outlined an  elaborate railway policy, which was the source of a^  ureal deal of amusement for the public.     When it  discovered that its railway project .would not be taken  seriously, it turned its attention to the Boer war and  ���other stock questions.-    When  it comes to the discussion   of, war   tactics and   New Brunswick precedents very few papers in British-Columbia can sue- ���  cess'fully compete with the Victoria Colonist.  The member for St. Boniface, Mr. A.A.C Lariviere,  has been telling the Montreal papers something of  the country he traveled through during his trip to  British Columbia last summer. What astonished  Mr. Lariviere more than anything else was to. find  Nelson a strictly up to date city, with "a band giving  a promenade concert in the evening." Previous to  this it appears that the member for St. Boniface "had  only heard of Nelson." He knew it was in British  Columbia, but had a hazy idea that it was on the  Pacific Coast. In this respect Mr. Lariviere was  quite aH well informed as 90 per cent, of tlie people  living in tlie East.     Only the other day, Mr. James  Bannerman returned to Nelson from a tour of Eastern  Canada. Although he conversed with hundreds of  people he met very few knew anything whatever of Nelson, or its claims to recognition. Of  course, Mr.. Bannerman, as a proud citizen of the  commercial metropolis of the Kootenays, enlightened  his audiences as to the advantages possessed by'  Nelson as a wholesale point and centre of the mininor  industry., Ignorance of the Kootenay is to a certain  extent excusable in the Old Country, but it seems as  if the residents of Eastern Canada phould know more  about us. Even in the Dominion House of Commons  the same ignorance prevails, for Mr. Lariviere concludes hia interview thus: "I know that most of  the other members do not know, any more about the  country than I did, and when I see them again I am'  going to tell them to get out and travel." It is to  be hoped that some of the members will follow this  advice. ~  A few weeks ago Mr.. Dunsmuir announced that,  he would have a following of. twenty-two when the  Legislature met. Although he has been repeatedly  importuned to-give the names of those twenty-two  followers he has not yet done so. From this it may  be inferred that Mr. Dunsmuir has not.yet completed  negotiations with his supporters. Perhaps the most  exasperating phase of this feature of the political  situation is the positive refusal of Mr. B. J. Perry to  give out anything for publication over his own  signature.  An Ottawa policeman actually captured two  burglars in the act of blowing open a safe. Hitherto about the only thing.an Ottawa policeman has  succeeded in capturing was the small-pox,  Scientists at London are seriously considering the  practicability of a  permanent  continuous  line  of *  vessels  between "England  and   the  United  States,  keeping passengers  in  continuous   communication  from shore to shore by means of the Marconi system.  The first and most important lesson which will be  learned from the w-xt great naval battle, writes  Hudson Maxim in Leslie's monthly, will be that  armored protection will not protect, and the fight  will be a duel between battleships at long range,  aided by various forms of torpedo boats and light  unarmored. cruisers, throwing high exp'opivos ; and  these latter will be the factors which will determine  the fight. The heavy armor-clad will bo discredited  and then there will he a wild pern m hie by the nations  in the endeavor to*mako up for the lost time waited  *   V  mnmum  mm  jvwsaw^fsanrssmsTiatjE  ��S?��^^  3&30&3 THE NELSON ECONOMIST  on its construction and light and very swift unprotected war vessels will be constructed, depending for  their safety upon their speed and upon their own  ability to strike death-dealing blows. These are  the true principles which must, sooner or later, be  recognized The British government now proposes, building still larger and heavier battleships  and, of course, enormously more expensive. Within  the next decade, and sooner, in the event of a great  war, this will be learned by the British War Office  to be a great mistake.  The mineral output of the United Kingdom for  the year 1900 was valued at ��136,000,000, an increase of ��39,500,000 over that of the previous year.  Of this output there were "225,000,000 tons of coal,s  valued at ��121,000,000. '/'-.���'-,���  w  C. Wentworth Sarel has severed his connection  ..ith the Kamloops Standard, and purchased an interest in the Vancouver Trade Budget. Under Mr.  Sarel's direction the Standard made a name for itself and we hope the same success will follow Mr.  Sarel in his new sphere of operations.  After four years of waiting the libel suit of Rex  vs. Nichol of the Province newspaper has at last been  tried in the courts. After being out two hours the  jury brought in a verdict of not guilty.       .     ,  The city council of-Grand Forks'has decided to  have sidewalks ' built along various streets and  avenues at the expense ofthe property holders.  This proposal is well received just now, but wait ud-  til the time for settlement comes.  has been extremelv cbarv of investment in our pro-  perties because of the conflict between labor and  capital, the uncertainty of our legislative enactments, and the reputed defects in our mining law.  This timidity would undoubtedly be very greatly  intensified if on the strength of reports emanating  from the province that very rich placer grounds had  been discovered, large numbers of fortune seekers  were attracted hither to find that they had been de^  ceivedand that the intelligence which had been sent  out to the world had not only been false, but had  been originated in a desire to merely furnish sensational reading. The public at large then, and  especially the business community, should make it  a point to frown very severely upon the practice indulged in by irresponsible individuals of doing injury to our province and imperilling its commercial  interests by spreading sensational reports built up  on the flimsiest possible basis regarding our mineral  resources, and their development. Especially does  this become censurable, it might be said criminally  censurable, when it has its origin in a desire, whether  by individuals or corporations, to secure to themselves a little immediate profit or a little temporary  notoriety."  There is a grain of wisdom in the  following from  toe Toronto  Telegram:   "It  is probably   not "true  that the Duchess of Cornwall   interceded with  the  Minister of Justice on behalf of Lnplairie, the  Montreal  murderer,   now a  convict  under  sentence  of  death.     If the  Duchess of  Cornwall  had the  bad  taste  to   intercede, the Minister of  Justice should .  have calmly ignored such intercession and   allowed  the law to take its  course.     Interference on   behalf  of a condemned murderer would  certainly be due to  the good kind heart of the Duchess of York.    Kind  hearts have their place in our national economy, but  the wheels of Canadian justice should not move or  stop to the music of  sympathetic  appeals from   the  Duchess of York or anybody else."  Referring to the sensational reports that are sent  out from time to time with regard to reported  mineral discoveries in British Columbia, the Vancouver Province says: "That British Columbia  possesses immense mineral wealth has been recognized by the beet mining experts in the world,  bul her reputation at the present time, at least, is  that of a quartz mining country. We are well  aware, too, that for the last two oMhree years c ipital  The Ottawa Citizen believes Mr. Henri Bourassa,  M. P., is a light-weight demagogue. He is a grafter  for cheap notoriety without the ability to conceal  even from the somewhat casual gaze of the Canadian  public the evidences of his insincerity. On Sunday  evening, a week ago, he delivered a speech in  Montreal and pounded the 'hated British' for an hour  to the huge delight of his audience. Just as the latter  were ready to shoulder their muskets and march out  to complete the overthow of the perfidious British  empire, Mr. Bourassa added a postscript to his  speech to the effect that .'"the hide-bound partizan-  shipof the Canadian people rendered them unworthy  of independence," and that, moreover, annexation by  the United States was .a danger to be guarded  against. His audience then wandered out into tne  dark night and doubtless' thought the destiny of  Canada was obscure.  The district of Yale-Cariboo has a population of  51,4.00, which makes it the largest district not only,  in territory, but also population, in the Dominion.  No wonder Mr. Galliher is proud of his constituency,  The reports of the placer diggings recently discovered in old Cariboo once more arouses interest in  these once famous diggings. It was believed by  many that the creeks in old Cariboo would never  again become famous but recent discoveries prove  the reverse. In explanation of the discovery at this  late date, it is pointed out that hitherto prospectors  were unable to get in supplies. An English gentleman named Drucker started in to prospect this river  over a year ago and took in a large quantity of supplies.     Drucker failed in his object and sold out of gSBBBM  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  o  'v.   )  his supplies cheap. The prospectors who purchased  these supplies were the locators of the new diggings,  they being enabled to carry on the search under,  more favorable circumstances than others who had  tried it.  It now looks as if the proposal to secure light  from the West Kootenay Power, and Light Company  WQuld.fail. Themanager pf the light company, does  not seem, disposed to accept the terms on. which the  council desires to purchase the light, and there are  many objections apparently to the terms on which  the company are inclined to deal. There are some  doubts as to whether the by-law would secure the  necessary three-fifths vote., Nevertheless it is quite?  apparent that the. lighting of : Nelson ,is a. problem  with which this or the next council must grapple.  The.man who solves the. problem satisfactorily .will  be conferring a special favor on the citizens who use  electric lishf.  For the information^ of _ the wild-eyed erratic  Tribune, we rnight remark that the generally accepted  definition of a ��\trimmer" is a. time-server.or self-  seeker. ,;Just how The Economist ,couJd. be specially  benefited by.any arrangement between the West  Kootenay Power & Light. Company and the city of  Nelson does not manifest itself at this time, there-  fore, we. emphatically resent the imputation that  this paper is a, trimmer on that question. ,We are  not, however,equally as well satisfied, that one other  publication in Nelson can claim immunity from the  accusation of over-indulgence in trimming, but The  Economist does not feel that. it.is under any; special  obligation to locate the trimmer. This duty we  leave to the public, with full assurance that the under-  taking,wilt not demand undue mental exertion or  -the exercise of.those.talents,.,which- have won.disti.n-.  tion for Cohan Doyle's famous character creation,  the analytical Sherlock Holmes.  The attention of James Wilkes and other labor  leaders is directed to the following dispatch from  Paris :".It has transpired," says the dispatch,  il that the French, govern merit warned each.,- member  of the miners'committee, which adjourned yesterday  at St. Etienne without making .public the result of  its deliberations, that in ordering a strike under present conditions he would render himself liable to a  sentence of death for inciting to civil war and that  the government would prosecute if necessary. This  action, it is believed, caused the committee,to temporize."  The following extract from a correspondence  written from Victoria to the Kamloops Sentinel, does  not help 10 clear up matters politically, and comes  rather in the nature of a surprise : " A movement,  that is being watched with keen interest here, is to  depose Attorney-General Eberts. He is regarded  by tome of the Premier's most ardent supporters, as  a grave source of weakness.     His open hostility  to  trades-unions, hid indolence, and reactionary leanings, are advanced as good reasons for his dismissal.  As his successor the name of Geo. E, Powell, a local  barrister, of some^repute in criminal practise, is  freely mentioned. Powell is very popular in this  city, and has strong family connections in South  Victoria, whilst it is believed he could carry if  Eberts could be got out of the way. Eberts will ^o  if he can get a judgeship, otherwise he declines to  budge, and Premier Dunsmuir dare not dismiss him  just yet." '.''*.'  The Revelstoke Liberal Association has passed a  resolution urging upon the Dominion Government  the necessity of taking -immediate action in- the  matter of improving the river and the opening of the  upper country.  There may be something in the following from  the Sandon Paystreak, in any event we give it so that  people may.ijudge ..for themselves: ."The redistribution which cannot be much longer shelved will  give Kootenay and the Boundary eight seats in the  provincial , legislature. 1( Every .one. .of these constituencies is in.the', hands of working miners who  are thoroughly organized and capable,of taking care  of their own- political affairs. .They will elect a  solid delegation of labor men to the next legislature.  Fetch on your party lines."  We have received a copy of the first issue of the  Sentinel, published at Frank, Alberta, by Matheson  Bros., formerly publishersofthe Silver Ionian, Silver-  ton. The Sentinel is notonly. a credit to its publishers,  but also to the enterprising town in which it is  published. It is carefully edited, and what is equally  as important, it contains a large number of advertisements, which proves the. residents of Frank are  alive to the necessity of supporting a live newspaper.  The Melbourne A.rgus refers to. the fact that .there  is a melancholy petticoated procession of 1,082,619  women in great Britain who can never hope to  be-  >     * * '�������� ''������������ ���  come brides. There are not enough husbands to go  round! The only apparent remedy is polygamy.  Who will refuse to drop a sympathetic tear over this  monstrous procession of English maidens, pre-doomed  by Nature itself to the doom of lean and unfruitful  spinsterhood 1  King Edward is receiving full credit for the  splendid stroke of Imperial politics which the royal  tour has proved itself to be. The tour was planned  by Queen Victoria, but was carried out by the King  afc a time when the Duke of York's absence meant  much.  Fifteen thousand lows of hay are to, be shipped  next month from Canada to South Africa. Alberta's  surplus oat crop will also be sent to the same country.  mmm**��m$pcm.*  P,!SR!H!  ^taw^4a����Ws^^ 6  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  THE lecture last Monday evening by Rev.  Elliott Rowe in the Nelson Opera House was a  calm, lucid review of conditions prevailing at  the present time throughout Canada. No man in  this Province is better able to discuss the social  questions now before the people than Mr. Rowe, and  he certainly gave his audience something to think  over for some time to come. The Province of British  Columbia is to-day confronted with a most perplexing problem, which can only be settled by the ap-  lication of intelligence. So far anything that has  been done has been to further confuse the situation.  Even now if the troubles existing between capital  and labor were settled, it would onlv be for a time.  Capital would not have permanent security, noryet  would labor. It is" settlement on a permanent basis  that will bring about prosperity.  In the November issue of the Ladies' Home Journal  Cleveland Moffett tells how the greatest of all singing evangelists, Ira D. San key, cam & to give the  world a hymn that will live long after his voice is  stilled. It was during Moody andSAnkey's 'first  visit to Great Britain. As they were entering the  train in- Glasgow, Mr/ Sankey bought a copy of a  penny religious paper called "The Christian Age."  Looking over it, his eyes fell on some verses, the first  two lines of which read thus:  u  There were ninety and nine that safely lay  In the shelter of the fold;-'     -  " Mr. Moody," exclaimed Mr. Sankey, "I have  found the hymn that I've been looking for for years."  -" What is it?" asked,Mr. Moody.  il It's about a lostsheep."  Two days later, in Edinburgh, they held a great  meeting in the Free Assembly Hall. As Doctor  Bohar finished, Mr Moody.leaned over the pulpit and  asked the singer if he hid not a solo for the occasion.  The thought of the verses he had read in the penny  paper came to Mr. Sankey's mind, and opening his  scrap-book, in which he had pasted the. clipping, he  placed it before him on theorgan, and after a moment  of silent supplication, struck a full cord and began  to sing. And note by note came the now famous  song. He.composed it as he went along. What  he sang was the joy that swelled in his own s-ul,  hope that was born, the love for thope who needed  help.     Thus he finished the first stanza.  Then, as he paused and played a few chords waiting to begin again, the thought came to him: "Can  I sing the second stanza as I did the first ? Can I  remember the note? And concentrating his  mind once more for the effort he began to sing. So  he went on through for five stanzas an.d after the  services he put the melody in music.  Edith King Swain, who has ascended more famous  heights than any other woman in the world, perhaps,  tells a most amusing incident in an article about  ts Some Famous Ascents 1 Have Made," in the Ladies'  Home Journal, She was far up in the famous  Leaning Tower at Pisa, and bending over a balcony  she let fall a toy torpedo, to test her ability to estimate the exact height of the structure by Galileo's  method.  "'Choosing a time when I was alone on the tower,"  she   writes, ** and   no one  was  in sight   below, I  dropped the torpedo, watch in hand. At this instant a friar came hurrying around a corner, and,  by direst chance, his shaven crown passed directly  below me just in time to be struck by the falling  torpedo, which exploded with appalling effect. I do  not know what the poor man thought���perhaps that  it was the crack of doom. He was fearfully upset,  and so was I. The torpedo was too small to do  more than frighten him, but his amazement on looking up and seeing me peering d:wn at him in open-  mouthed horror, like a gargoyle come to life, was  excruiatingly ludicrous. I forgot to time the report."  The farewell social to be given in honor of Rev.  Mr. Akehurst will be held tonight. The committee  have received a large number of acceptances from  those invited to be present, and the event promises  to be very successful in every respect.  Mr. J. A. Irving has returned from an extended  trip to Eastern Ontario. It is over eight years  since Mr. Irving last visited his old home, and it is  scarcely necessary to remark that he found many  changes in prevailing conditions in the east.   ,..  In the 'seventies, the artist, Anton von Werner,  was appointed to perpetuate the German imperial  proclamation.��� He first made a sketch, to submit  to the old Emperor William. In this, the various  personages were grouped in the same order as during the ceremony at Versailles, William I. standing  on a raised platform, with Bismarck at his left, oh  a lower step, and on his right the Crown Prince,  whom the artist had represen'ed v'ith one foot on  the upper level. The Emperor examined the  sketch, and at once noticed the position of the Crown  Prince Frederick. He frown; d, took his pencil and  made-a thick, rapid stroke through his son's right  leg. "Not yet !" said,he.     \   '  The Sandwich Islanders estimate women by their  weight. The Chinese require them to have deformed  feet and black teeth. A girl* must be tatooed sky  blue and wear a nose-ring to satisfy a South Sea  Islander. Certain African princes require their  brides to have their teeth filed like those of a saw.  The members of Nelson L. 0. L. No. lb'92 will hold  their annual dinner at the Victoria. Hotel on the  evening of November 5th, The annual dinners of  this society have become very important social events.  Up to the present time the greatest objection that  could be raised against wireless telegraphy is the  fact that no control can be had of the messages sent  ���thatiB, they went in all directions, and could be  taken by any one who had a suitable receiver. Besides this, if two senders were working at the same  time, it was a guarantee that the messages of both  would be mixed up as to be unintelligible. During the recent contest off Sandy Hook, this was  found to be the case when the two systems of wireless telegraphy were ueed by rival news gathering associations. A story now comes from London which  tells of a new invention in regard to wireless telegraphy intended to prevent this trouble. According to the description of the inventor, the transmitter and the receiver are tuned to exactly the same  pitch and messages can then be sent successfully. If  tlie two are not in  pitch nothing is  received.     By  this system it is expected that only  those knowing  i  ���BtHSHBBg  wimv*v��  �����mnnr��  ?HP.  WWffflffl?  ��flgg*WfM THE NELSON ECONOMIST  JnEttor.  o  i  f   )  the pitch of the receiver would be able to successfully transmit messages to it. This would make  the plan to ah extent of a telephone exchange,  where the number or pitch, of a receiver would have  to be known in order to get a connection. The  British admiralty have inspected this invention, and  have decided 10 equip three warships with the instruments for the purpose of making a careful investigation of their value. Certainly, if this invention proves all that its introducers claim, it will  go a long way toward making wireless telegraphy  practical.        ' ____        ; ������.���������:  The teachers of the St. S iviour's Church have presented Rev. H? S. Akehurst with a handsome  travelling bag as a token of their esteem. The gift  was accompanied by,an address, -  When Miss Delavetle Barrington was playing  Miami in The Green Bushe8 at the old Mary Street  Theater, Cork, a ludicrous incident occurred. Miami  has'to jump into the Mississippi, but when Miss  Barrington reached the rocky eminence from which  she had to leap she saw there was no mattress below to receive her ; also the ledge of rock in , front of  t) esuppos-td mer was too low to conceal the actress  after her leap. -���' Miss Barrington, however, nothing  daunted, took h<r leap, and came down with a thud  on the bare stage The situation struck a member  oi the <l g< ds," for a stentorian voice called out :  " Oh, be jabere, His frozen 1"   '  Some curious stories about juries are now going the  rounds. In view of several verdicts recently  rendered in this Province, I give the following two:  u A contemporary relates that at the celebrated  Biddulph murder trial the evidence was strongly  against the prisoner,' and the judge charged the jury  accordingly. Nevertheless the jury brought iri a  verdict of acquittal. One/of. tne jurors :-was subsequently asked how it -happened that such a verdict  was reached in the face of the evidence and of the  judge's charge.' The juror responded that while he  thought the accused guilty he was "not prepared to  submit to the dictation of a judge. ���" I voted not  guilty as a protest against the attempt to bulldoze'  the jury." The. Woodstock Express tells this one:  " Some' years ago a case was tried at Woodstock.  The evidence seemed io be all on the one side, and  on the same side as the evidence was a well known  Toronto lawyer, who was then approaching the  climax of his1 fame. Yet in the face of both fact and  argument, the jury brought in a verdict for the  other side. One of the jurors was afterwards  questioned as to how such an extraordinary verdict  was reached. His reply was that the verdict was  reached in defiancce of "the evidence ; but the jury  wanted to teach the Toronto sharp that he couldn't  come up here and lord it over the local talent just  as he saw fit."  ,:<*'  Mr. Geo, H, Ham, who has charge of the literary  department of the Canadian Pacific Railway, passed  through Nelson Monday night. P. G.  SOME SILENT GREAT MEN.  A tendency towards extreme taciturnity would appear to be a distinguishing feature of the majority of  the world's greatest men. Since the period of Julius  Caesar, who was reputed to be the most silent man of  his time, genius has nearly always been accompanied  by briefness of speech, as witness the following notable  examples of tactiturn celebrities  Count Von Moltke, the famous German commander,  was hardly known to open his lips save when absolute necessity demanded the effort.    The  Duke of  Wellington was similarl}' silent, whilst everybody  knows that Lord Kitchener is positively Sphinx like  in his reserve. Napoleon rarely spoke when he could  avoid the process, nor did Blucher, his great opponent,  gain a reputation for loquacity, he also being an unusually quiet soldier.  In the arena of statecraft a similar state of affairs  would'��seem to prevail. Lord Palmerston, the  famous premier, was ��� silent - as the proverbial fish.  "Dizzy" was only talkative when thundering forth  his eloquence in the Senate ; and William Pitt  throughout his meteoric and all too short career was  given to long periods of silence.  Coming to the world of science and discovery we  find that Sir Isaac Newton rarelv spoke save to  answer a question ; that Gal vara.'.was' known to pass  many days without uttenngmore than a few syllables;  and that Ampere, the famous French" electricin, spoke  so rarely that his servants would chronicle the fact  when it occurred. Darwin Wrote much but talked  little; and Lord Kelvin, the famous president of the  Royal S ciety, is among the most mute of great  men.  Authors are rarely great talkers, but few writing  men have carried the art of reticence to such a height  as did Honore de Balzac, the great French romancist.  Unless he chanced to be in congenial society he would  not utter a single word beyond the ordinary phrased  demanded by etiquette, and whilst engaged in thinking out a new work he would.'often pass several days  talking to no one but himself. Tolstoi is another instance.of silent greatness, for although1 the most  amiable of men, he is reserved in . conversation and  at times absolutely mute:  Mozart was sparing in his speech, Beethoven wa?  likewise ' reticent, and it is related1 "of .Frederick  Chopin that he loved silence better even than murnc.  Rossini Gluok, and Handel were loquacious talkers,  but Wagner, whom some critics place above these  masters, was silent to the -point of dumbness, save  when discussing.musical matters.  '���''Among'members of 'the histrionic profession it is  rare to encounter taciturn people, but one notable example of a great actor whose powers of speech were  almost limited to the stage is furnished by W. C. Mac-  ready, the celebrated tragedian, whose reticence was  a byword in the theatrical society of the day. Mac-  ready was distinguished by a curious abruptness of  manner and converse; and in many quarters he was  known as the " Silent Tragedian,"  In the world of medicine greatness is frequently accompanied by non-talkative habits. Witness the  case of the famous Dr. Abernethy, who rarely spoke  more than half-a-dozen words during an interview  with a patient, whilst on occasions he would come  and go without uttering a single syllable. The late  M Pasteur was also an exceedingly quiet individual,  as was the great French surgeon Nelatton. The  latter when visiting a patient rarely opened his mouth  to utter the word" Mieux" (Better). If the patient  were worse he said nothing at all.  The late Lord Tennyson was a singularly reticent  man, and in this respect he was matched by his  brilliant contemporary, Thomas Carlyle, It is  related that on a certain occasion the Sage of Chelsea  paid a visit to the Poet Laureate and remained with  him several hours. Throughout the visit both men  smoked incessantly, but no word iwus spoken until  Tennyson remarked in his deepi1'thrilling voice,  " Pass the matches, please 1" Soon afterwards Carlyle  took his leave, remarking as he went that he had enjoyed his time immensely. Doubtless there is a  touch of exaggeration in this story ; butthe fact remains that both poet and philosopher were among  the most silent of the world's great men,  mm  mmm 8  Falsely Accused.  GEORGE PARSONS and I were enemies from the  first. We did not affiliate as boys * in the  village school, and as we passed together into  the higher grades we became even less friendly.  We did not use our fists on each other, but within  each breast there still rankled the remembrance of  unsettled old scores. Later on we bestowed our affections upon the same lady. Laura Marshall was  not a coquette, but it seemed to take her a long time  to make up her mind which one was to be the happy  man. When her choice was announced, Parsons  was furious, and we had bitter words before witnesses.  One day our townspeople were startled by the  announcement that Parsons had disappeared. His  business affairs were prosperous, and everything was  in good order. He was a reticent sort of fellow, but  had he left of his own accord he would naturally  have left some word with his clerk or at his boarding place, but none could be found. As time passed  the mysterious disappearance became the one topic  of conversation in our village.-  On the morning it became known I discharged our  servant maid for a frequent neglect of duty. She  was chagrined at her dismissal and soon spread  stories that were founded partly on facts. My wife  had been seen in earnest conversation with Parsons  the previous day, we had a little tiff at the teatable,  and I had not returned *home that night till quite  late. It was plain to be seen that public opinion  was forming against me, as it became necessary that-  some one must be suspected to give the gossiping  tongues an occupation.  In less than a week some boys found a man's  body in the river just below the village. It had  apparently bten in the water but a short time, but  the face had been eaten by eels or beaten out of  human shape. The skull had been broken by a  blow, and the medical examiner proved/to his own  satisfaction at least, that the man had been killed  before being thrown into the water. It seemed, to  require no effort to identify the remains as those of  George Parsons, and it was but natural that my  arrest should follow.  I was as willing as any one that my trial should  take place at once, confident that my innocence  would somehow be proved despite the circumstantial  evidence which was gathering against me. Accordingly the case was entered at the term of court  then in session. As I recall the testimony I do not  think a single witness, unless it beour former servant,  testified to anything but the truth.  My wife had fallen illrbut her testimony, even if  it could have been admitted, would have proved  more against than for me. It was easily determined  that Parsons and I were unfriendly, that we had  quarreled, that I was jealous of my wife for speaking to him and that it would be'to my business advantage and domestic peace to have him out of the  way.  Could I have proved that I passed the hours from  8 till 11 o'clock on the night that Parsons disappeared in walking upon a lonely road all the other  .testimony would have been worthless, but I did not  remember meeting a single person abroad that night-  after 8 o'clock. When I returned home, the streets  were deserted. 1 was harassed about business  matters, vexed with my wife and suffered from  headache, but when I explained this it was evident  that my story was not credited.  My counsel  was an old  and  tried friend  of my  youth, but he did not possess, the ability to show the  flimsy character of the evidence of the prosecution.  It was against his advice that the case had been put  on trial so early, but so confident was I of acquittal  that I did not realize on what precarious ground I  stood. I felt that in some way my innocence would  be proved, although I stood almost alone in my  belief. The trial was a brief one, and the arguments  of the lawyers were soon finished. To these and  the charge of the judge I listened like one in a trance.  The jury passed out, and a few friends came to me  with words of cheer and hope.  % -I  *  Hark! The jury is returning. Surely they cannot have made up their minds in so short a time to  condemn a fellow man to life imprisonment. In response .to a request from the judge 1 stand up and  face the jury. There is not a friendly countenance  among the twelve. I barely hear the ominous word  " Guilty !" which the foreman speaks. The shock  is so unexpected that I scarcely realize the meaning of the judge's cruel words as he pronounces the  sentence of imprisonment for life. The hour is  late, and he is anxious to be at home. He has no  compassion for me. They lead me back to my cell,  and, thanks to some unknown friend who drops a  potionin my coffee, I soon fall asleep. Exhausted  nature can stand the strain no longer.  I am aroused in the early morning, and a few  friends come to eav farewell. Thev realize the  situation more fully than I do. A short railway  journey, a ride in a boxlike carriage, and the prison  is reached." I answer afew questions mechanically  and exchange my clothing for the striped dress of a  convict. With an officer I pass down a flight of  steps and through a long corridor lighted by a single  flame. I am pushed into a small, dark, ill smelling  cell and for the first time realize that the judge's  last words tome were, " And the first day thereof  shall be in solitary confinement."  Everything has been a dream up to this moment,  hut the awakening is terrible. As I hear the last  echo of the rptreating footstepts I comprehend my  position���alone in prison. It seems as if I shall go  mad A feeling of suffocation overcomes me as in  vain I attempt to cry out and clutch at the bare  stonewalls. My head throbs as if it shall burst.  The wildest thoughts crowd to my brain- in a confused mass. I do not comprehend them. My  blood courses through my veins like rivulets of molten fire, burning the flesh at each pulsation. How  long the paroxysm lasts I know not, as in the darkness I can take no note of time, but when I grow calm  I think out the course of the trial. ,  The long hours pass away until it seems as if the  night has come. I find a can of water and gratefully  cool my parched throat. Then I seek ..to lie down  lot the night, but the cell is too small. The light  'apparently, grows dim,, and in a cramped position  I try to get a little sleep. Again wild thoughts  surge through my brain, but at last I lose consciousness.  *  *  He  *  *  *  Again I am wide awake. How long I have slept  I know not, but 1 am oold and doze until it seems  as if the night will never end. I never experienced  one so long before. The silence is oppressive. There  is a rush of cold air, and I feel that another day has  dawned. I remember that I have eaten nothing,  since entering the prison, and also that a loaf of  VJHUffl  mm THE NELSON ECONOMIST  9  bread lies beside the can of water. I clutch it  ravenously, but the mouthfuls choke me. Must I  go on9 day after day, in this prison ? Is there no  help for ,me? How slow the hours pa3S ! Have  they forgotten me in my solitary celi, and will it become my grave? Oh, for the sight of a living face  or the sound of a human voice, even if it is but to  urge me on to harder tasks. Willingly will I work  if I can only be among other men.  TAfter I have almost lost all hope of escape I hear  footsteps approaching. At last the hour of my  deliverance is at hand. How long it takes the  jailer to reach my cell! He is walking slowly. He  halts before my door and deliberately inserts the  key. The bolts move slowly, the door swings open,  and I step forth. I devoutly offer a mental prayer  of thankfulness. I follow my conductor and soon  stand in the presence of: the warden, who grasps my  hand, saying : " I have good news for you. You  are free."  I tottered and would have fallen had an officer not  assisted me. I cannot realize that my imprisonment is at  an end.  My amazement is even greater when George  Parsons comes forward, but in the hearty handshake  that follows we become friends. His story is soon  told. He had received a letter stating that his  uncle was seriously ill in a neighboring state and  wished to see him. At first he determined to start  the following day, but found that by walking across  to a junction he could take an express train that  night.  Hastily preparing for the journey, he wrote a letter  of explanation for his clerk, but it was laid in a book  and not found: until his return.- He found his  uncle dying, but arrived in time to receive his  blessing and a fortune. It now became necessary  for him t> make a journey west, and he' left immediately. Not until his return home did he learn  ofthe supposed tragedy and he lost no time in coming to the prison to release me.  "I have telegraphed to the governor," the warden  said,/ls and if you gentlemen will step in and take  dinner with me you may take the afternoon train  for home. It will be an unusual sight," he added  jocularly.  "But," I asked, " how can we reach home tonight?   There is no train to our  place on Sunday."  He looked at mein astonishment.  "How long do you suppose you have been in  prison?"   asked the warden  "About twenty four hours."  "You were in the solitary forty-five minutes,"  was the reply.  But it was the longest day of my life.  *    SHORT STORIES  The Bookman gives some informati;on about Elinor  Glyn, author of the Visits of Elizabeth. It says :  "Mrs. Glyn is a French-Canadian,; brought up in  Paris, hence the intimate tone of that part of her'  book devoted to French life, manners and customs.  She is described as being decidedly pretty and'about  thirty years of age. Her husband is. a typical English country gentleman, with a very considerable  property, in Harlowe, Essex, not far from Waltham  Abbey. Ac Harlow Mrs. Glyn is spoken of as being a most charming and attractive hostess. The  English have by this time pretty well satisfied themselves as to the personality of some of the characters  in the book, and have even discovered the original  of the charming frontispiece in the American edition.  This is said to be none other than the beautiful Lady  Angela Forbes, a sister ofthe famous Duchess of  Sutherland and the no less famous Lady Warwick."  A lunacy commissioner was making his coustqmary  rounds. An inmate whose peculiar fancy it was to  pose as a much-married man approached with the  announcement that he had once again taken to himself a wife. "And who is the fortunate lady ?" said  the commissioner. "Ah," said the lunatic, smiling  sweetly, "she's the daughter of the devil." "Indeed; and how do you get on together?" "Get on ?  Oh, well, I get on right enough with the wife ; but  it's the old people I can't put up with."  In a saloon in Chicago, the late Eugene Field  once announced to his friends that he was broke���a  fact which did not surprise them, as he was generally "hard up." There happened to be a hanger-  on in the crowd, one of those whose considerable  ambition is to say they have shaken hands and  touched glasses with a celebrity. Calling the poet  to one side, he said:* "Now I hope you'll take no  offence, but I understood you to say you had run  short of money. If that is true, I would be glad to  oblige you with a ten." - " How dare you," snapped  Field, affecting g��*eat indignation ; " 1 don't even  know your name." " Beg your pardon a thousand  times," responded the other ; " I meant no offense,  I assure you. I thought maybe you might be able  to use the money.' Piease forget it." Field nwas  silent for a moment, as if in deep thought, and then  .slowly drawled : " Forget it ! All right, I will, oh  one condition ." "On what condition?" " On condition that vou make it fifteen." v  LITTLE BATEESE.  W. H.  DRUMMOND.  You bad leetle boy, hot moclie you care  How busy you're kipin' your poor grau'-pere,  Tryin' to stop you ev'ry day  Gh'asin' de hen aroun' de hay���  W'y don't you geev' dem a chance to lay?  Little Bateese!  OfTon de rlel'you Toiler de plow,  Den w'en you're tire you scare de cow,  Sickin'de dog till dey jump de wall,  So 'de milk an't good for not'ing at all���  An'you're only live an'a half dis fall,  Little Bateese!  Little Bateese!  Leetle Bateese!  Too sleepy for sayin' de prayer tonight?  Never min'; I s'pose it'll be all right  Say dem tomorrow-���ah! dere he go!  Fas' asleep In.a minute or so���  An' he'll stay lak dat till de rooster crow,  Den wake us up right away toute suite  Lookin' for soinet'ing more to eat,  Makin' me t'ihk of dem long leg crane,  Soon as dey swaller, dey start again,  I wonder your stomach don't get no pain,  But see heem now lyin' dare in bed,  Look at de arm uiulerneat' hees head;  If he grow lak dat till he's twenty year  I bet he'll ho stronger dan-Louis Cyr  An'beat all de voyageursleovin'here,  Leetle Bateese!  Jus' feel de muscle along hees back,  Won't geov' hoern mocho boddor for carry pact;  On do long portage, any size canoe,  Bore's not many t'ing dat boy won't do, ,  For he's got double Joint on hees body, too,  Leetle Bateese!  But Leetle Bateese!  please don't forget  ;<ayl  We rador you're stay In' de small boy yet,  Ho chase de chicken an' mak dem scare,  An'do what you lak wit'   your ole gran'pero.  For w'en you're boog feller he won't ho dero���  Leetle 'Bateeset  rowM��M)aiia��Wa^iMJ��afl,B 10  THE NELSON'ECONOMIST  %  it  U  lis  1  Premier Dunsmuir began action  to protect his interest as mortgagee  of the property of the Noble Five  Mining & Milling company, by  having his solicitor file a lis pendens at the land registry office in  Nelson on Wednesday. It has  been announced that Mr. Dunsmuir intended to foreclose on the  mortgage but not till then was the  first step taken. He may not yet  carry out what it is feared he would  do, but should he so decide the  property cannot be further incumbered until he is settled with. The  claims covered by the lis pendens  are the Maude C. World's Fair,  Bonanza King, Knoxville, Noble  Five, Lucretia and Wild Goose. A  despatch from Vict >ria say^r  " Holders of stock in the Noble  Five mine here are verv discoh-r  solate oyer'the closing down of the  work and the foreclosure of the  mortgage by, Hon, James Dunsmuir. A writ has been entered by  him for $170,000, being; a $150,000  mortgage and the balance -interests  and advances, 'ihe stock recently  rose to 8 and 10 cents oh favorable  reports as to the ore struck in the  Last Chance, tunnel, but tod ay it is  down to a nominal price of 3 cenIf  and ho takers. Some; trouble was  experienced with the owners of the  Last Chance in connection /with  the use of the Last Chance tunnel,  which prevented the Noble F.ive  company from con tinuing VIevelop-  ment work until the completion of  its own long tunnel. .Mr. Dunsmuir decided to close dowiv the  works. The existence of a more  or less extensive fire in the underground working of the Dunsmuir  mine at Extension, Vancouver  island, which has stopped all  work, together with the fact that  the Dunsmuir colliery at Union  has been shut down for some  months through the same kind . of-  trouble, is attributed as the reason  for the foreclosure proceedings being  instituted in the Noble Five cape."  T he SI oca n D rill reports : F o r  three weeks in succession the record for ore shipments in this division has been broken. Though  tlie present week's figures are but  half a car more than lust, yet it is  remarkable for the number of properties shipping, no le.-s than five  being on the list. Of the 289 tons  exported, the Nelson smelter  secured all but 80 tons, which, ihe  Black Prince shipped to Trail. The  Arlington shipped 280 tons, raising  its total to 41.48 tons, about double  that of any other property in, the  entire Slocan, From the Enterprise 20 tons was expor ed ; Hampton (), and the Bondholder 8, the  latter having been mined under  the 'MoVicar contract. The sum  total of the year's exports is 5008  tons, which is in pleasing  contrast  V. & M.........  ���E-meralda..���'...".  Hampton/.......  Fourth of July  Tamarac.........  2o  20  2  12  ?  5  5003  If, for a moment,  one will   consider what is  now  being   done  in  and   around   Cranbro'k,   the   suggestion must present itself that the  inhabitants    of    Cranbrook    and  surrounding   country,   who    have  had the courage to "stay with  it,"  are about to see their, hopes of   the  development      of      the      country  realized   beyond   their    most. sanguine   expectations.      During   the  pist few months   South East  Kootenay has made a noise in the-miri-  ���it'ig world, and   very soon   developments will prove trnt   the noise'is  not   without   foundation.    * South  E'tFt Kdoienay has never attempted  to .float " wild.cats,"   and   for   this  reason   and   ihe   indisputable fact  that   our country is   teeming   with  v.i t naturnl re? u/ces,   the,time is  close at   hand,  and, in   fact,   in   a  measure is here, when capital from  many outside sources  will  eagerly  saek what we have to offer.     Vast  deposits of iron have been discovered  within   a   radius   of a   few   miles  from Cranbrook.     The  Bull  river  iron claims are  now being   worked  on a bond for  a very large amoun1  bv      wealth v       capitalists.      At  Kitchener, only a few   miles to tht  west of Cranbrook, the iron  claim-'  are  being   worked   and 'devel.op.eo  very rapidly.   "That Cranbrook i  in the very heart of a district des-  fined to become one-of the greates  mineral   producers    in  the  world  there cannot" beany  doubt.     The  0haracter of the  tn\nera 1  deposit�����  are  varied.    We find iron already  mentioned, copper,  silver lead and  gold, all iti large quantities, awaiting means of transportation, smelting, c r u s hi n g, re fi ii ing,* e to.    P1 ace r  g��dd   mining   has  also  received  a  great impetus from the recent very  successful workings  on the  Moyh  river, Lamb creek, Perry creek and  Wild Horse,    The Perry crook district is particularly good, rich  pay  dirt  is  obtainable with  but  very  little effort.    The territory is large  and  offers   ^reat   inducements   to  placer mi    re. ���Herald,  to last  year's figures of 2847   tons. J  Last year the exports from this division amounted to 2847 tons, made  up from 10 properties. Following  is a list of the shipments this year  to date:  Arlington......  ......    4148  Enterprise....      540  Two .Friends         40  Black Princt.       155  Bondholder,        26  Chapleau...   ;.....       15  Speculator...   .......... .........       10  Phoenix.....v.-..-..-..  KOOTENAY .  COFFEE CO.  Coffee Roasters  Tea and Coffee  Dealers  in  We are offering- at lowest prices the best  grades of Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Teas.  Our Best Mocha and Java Coffee per  pound. ...$   40  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds J. 00.  Choice Blend Coffee, 4 pounds.  I 00  Special Blend Coffee, 6 pounds..."���... 1 00  Rio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00  .Special Blend Ceylon iea, per p-uind.    b0  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P. O. Box 182. \  BAKER    STREET,    NELSON]  WADDS BROS.  HGTOGRAPHERS  Vancouver and Nelson  BAKER STREET, NELSON,  B.  C.  E  VOll  YOUU  VIA  EFFECTIVE I3TH OCTOBER  Will opoml.e, In addition to  UHLlill 0(|UlpmiMU,  Tourist Sleeping Cars  ON  Crow's Nest Section  LEAVING KOOTENAY LANDINGi  FitmAY^'"' ! ToWI" hlul vl,lWo�� Iilnu-  Friday )    To Toronto,   Montreal,    Uoston<  oni-v      i    ami IntornuMlliito polnls.  KoivMci'Mis, TIclcelH, Time Tables and full  Information apply l<> lounl ukumIk,  , O AKTKU,  Did t. I'nss, Akt�����  Nolson.  .10. ,'l. CO'YLK,  A. (I. I\ A,  Vancouver,  / ���*  if  mm^m&rimmmimmm,

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