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Array ������'I  ������ IS I  nfX-  l'iJ  ' -d  )  VOL. V.  NELSON, B. C, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1901.  NO. 23  THE  NELSON  ECONOMIST is issued   every  Wednesday.     Subscription :   $2.00   per an  num ; IE 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 readers wi-ll be carefully  guarded against irresponsible persons and  worthless articles.  THE correspondence from the pen of Mr. J.  Roderick Robertson in the Tribune of last  Monday morning has thrown considerable light on a  subject that is not very well understood by those  not intimately acquainted with tbe workings of the  mining industry. It occurs to us, however, that in  his full and comprehensive statement of the case,  Mr. Robertson does not suggest that which might be  a permanent remedy for the difficulties under which  the industry now labors. No doubt it would prove  a panacea for some of the ills with which the industry is afflicted if the reduction of $5 in smelter  charges were secured, but what guarantee would the  producers have that such reduction would be permanent? Though the discussion of a refinery, may  not be open to laymen,, it appears to us that the  liberal bonus offered, by ihe city of Nelson towards  such an undertaking should be a matter for the  serious consideration of the silver lead producers,  and we would be pleased- to see this phase of the  question more fully ventilated by men like Mr.  Robertson, who are in a position to discuss the  matter intelligently.  The appointment of Mr. James Bannerman as  Dominion Lands Agent at Kamloops, is. one that  will give general satisfaction wherever that gentleman i�� known. lie possesses the necessary qualifications for the position and the public will at all  timen find him courteous, and scrupulously honest in  the administration of the affairs of his office.  Ii!;*!?  It appears to be generally conceded that Senator  William Tfempleman will be taken into the Dominion  Cabinet at an early day. We are not sosure about some  of the other cabinet ministers, but in the case of Mr.  Templeman we know he is an honest man. The  Economist fully endorses tbe following from the  Rowland Miner: u We think that there will be very  iittle disposition on the part of the people of any  section of the country to dispute hie claim to the  office which, it is likely, will be offered him. He  is unquestionably the oldest Liberal in the province.  In saying that, we mean that be is the oldest Liberal  in the sense that be was about the first Liberal to  attempt an organization of the party's forces with  the object of capturing this province from the Conservatives. Examined in ." any light, Senator  Templeman'sclaims for the position are unassailable;  and now that there seems no doubt as to the govern  orient's intention in the matter, we think it not too  premature to offer congratulations to the province  upon the decision which has been reached."  The citizens of Ottawa propose to erect a memorial  in one of the public parks to the late H. A. Harper,  who so bravely sacrificed his life in an effort to save:  Miss Bessie Blair, daughter of Hon. Mr. Blair. The  deed of young Harper is one that should be commemorated, and we have no doubt the whole Canadian people would subscribe liberally tothe memorial  fund.  For a man who has time and again declared that  he had no affiliations with the Liberal party; the  editor of the Tribune seems to be unduly interested  in providing that party vvith a leader, and Joseph  Martin is his choice. It would require one gifted  with the spirit <��f prophesy to foretell the political  future of the erratic editor of the Tribune.  Thce following from the Ottawa Citizen deals with  a subject that is now demandin much attention  throughout Canada. The new industrial law passed  by Australia provides for a common-sense adjustment of labordisputes. It has always been noticeable  that in labor troubles when both sides are confident  of winning a strike is declared and a condition of  affairs inaugurated which is prejudicial to the interests of'employers,'employes and the public. The  employers and employes lose money, the publiejsuffers  directlj by the stagnation of business in that particular trade and also , in case of difficulty with the strikers, by having to provide'police and occasionally  troops. As the strike drags on it assumes the form  of a state of siege in which the resources of either side  are taxed. Then the weaker usually begins to talk  arbitration and the stronger, recognizing this as an  evidence of weakness, steadfastly refuses to consider  anything but unconditional surrender. In refusing  the right to a strike or lock-out, the Australian bill  acts as a protection to the public, Atthe same  time it provides a means for the equitable settlement  of the trouble by reference to a court which has complete jurisdiction  to  hear evidence on both  widen),  n  U  III  Si i  Am  -'���tt  <8,  f  m  ���m  ���-n  aM  M  .11  mi*--.-  mm  mmamm THE NELSON ECONOMIST  give a decision and see that it goes into effect.     The  only weak point which may develop in this arrangement isslowness in dealing with the  difficulty  and  achieving a result.     The  action  of   the court  will  have to be as summary as possible to meet the  situation, and it is in the nature of things  to doubt  the  possibility of a tribunal presided over by a  supreme  court judge being summary in any deliverance.   The  conditions surrounding a labor dispute are such that  .   neither side cares to have the matter  hanging in the  air for any length of time ,   The manner in  which  this probable difficulty, will work itself out  remains  to brf seen, and the working of  the  Australian law  will   be   watched   with   interest.     One   good   the  adoption of such a law in Canada would accomplish  would be to prevent irresponsible walking  delegates  from the United States fomenting labor  troubles on  this side of the line.''  Mr. Wm. Irvine's name is again coupled with the  mayoralty, Mr. Irvine was a very useful man in  the council of 1900  The friends of Mr. Chris Morrison would like to  see him again in the council. He is well qualified  'for a municipal office.  We are informed from Victoria that the Provincial  Government did not subscribefor 1000 copies of Mr.  ClinVs write-up of British Columbia, which must be  regarded in the light of a credit for Mr:/ Dunsmuir  and what few Cabinet Ministers he has left.  The municipal pot is begining to boil in earnest.  The latest name mentioned in connection with the  mayoralty is that of Mr. W. . P. Tierney., Mr.  Tierney is a first-class business man, but as he hrfs  always been regarded as a supporter of Mr. Fletcher,  it is not likely that he would run in case the latter  determined to again make the race.  The proposal-.of- Joseph Martin to run in Victoria  does not surprise anyone. Mr. Martin's most pronounced characteristic in his audacity,  take any stock in what he tells you; why he failed  and has no influence except with a disreputable lot;  keep clear of him and his gang or you won't do any  good here." Thencame^ the reeve, a fatherly old  chap, who said: y Look   here,  young chap, you are  getting too intimate with B, he's of no account here;  why I beat him te\n votes last election ; he's   a back  number,   and is only trying  to suck  round you."  So it  went  all around for a week���everybody sticking his knife into his neighbor.    Even the ministers  were imbued with this amiable spirit.     Being introduced to one he waa all cordiality on   learning that  the stranger   belonged to a   family who   were of   a  certain ect,but wherrby a system of gentle manoeuver-  ing    thef preacher   discovered    that  the    stranger  did not worship in the same church  as his  relatives  a marked coolness became apparent.     The man had  seen enough and packed his grip.     This true story  is not without a moral. ���..::���, JSfe.ver  knife  you neighbor, as you are therefore wounding yourself and your  town.    If you can't get it fill yourself let some other  fellow have a   try.     If you   meet a stranger   take  him and make him feel at* home.   Don't quarrel with  the man in the next block  because his dog  chases  your cat over the lioe  fence.     Don't envy   a man  and try to   throw him down   because, he has had   a  measure  of   success.     And   remember   that   every  direct g*in   to a  community is an   indirect gain to  every individual.     Encourage industry,   thrift,  en^  "terprise and public spirit.  Of course the following incident did  not occur in  Nelson, but we give it so that our  readers can  form  some idea  of  the  unfortunate condition of affairs  prevailing in other western cities:   A few years since  a man arrived in a western town  with  the idea of  locating, having heard that it was a good point  for  buHiness.     He had a little  money,    The day after  bis   arrival  became  acquainted with   most of  tho  magnates, and had  several  informal conversations  with councillors,  biminesH  men and other citizens.  Shortly he discovered that  it was  a town cUvided  against itself.     While talking to Mr, X  he was told  to look out for A and his clicque, as  they   were just  a lot of sharks.    Not many minutes later he met A,  who said:   " You are a stranger here, and  I want to  give you a pointer;   I saw you talking to X ;  don't  Mr, Bodwell's speech at the Victoria theatre last  week was a model of eloquence ai d sound, logical  reasoning.  The City Press, of London; contains a view of the  building in which Hon. Mr. Turner has taken an  office for the British Columbia agency. It is about  the finest office building in London, in the heart of  the city and near the Stock Exchange. Mr. Turner  has only taken this office temporarily, as he hopes  to get a place at Trafalgar Square in about a year.  He has experienced great difficulty in getting a suitable office, Mr. Turner writes that the British  Columbia mineral exhibit is being moved from Glasgow to the Royal Exchange, close by his office.  On Friday, tbe ratepayers of Nelson will vote on  the following by-laws: " A by-law to raise $150,000  to extend the city's electric light system j" "a bylaw to raise $10,000 to build, equip and furnish a  High School building ;" "a by-law to raise $5,000  for an isolation hospital," and "a by-law to raise  $6,000 for fire department purposes." Of the four  by-laws, the only one that appears to ba discussed is  that with regard to the electric light, The champions of the proposal to raiHe $150,000 to extend the  city's electric light system, maintain that with an  up-to-date electric light plant, the city of Nelson  could more than reimburse itself for the expenditure  by the sale of power and light, besides being in a  fliRMBlffiglMl  fts^asEa^^  ^M&^0^WMm^^^0l^^$!M'  fm  mnmvniif  1 im 1 mi|iinipaw m ||ifcMMUW VWfHHIVI" wwwsbsws  H  ^ftSy  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  6  position to offer extra inducements to industrial enterprises, etc. The opponents of the by-law admit  the force of this argument, but contend that the borrowing of $150,000 for electric lighting purposes at  the present time would crowd the city to its full borrowing capacity, and that the credit of Nelson would  suffer greatly as a result. This argument will very  likely carry weight with the ratepayers to the extent that the by-law will not get the necessary three-  fifths vote required for its endorsement. As to the  other by-laws they are not discussed enough to give  any idea as to the feelings of the ratepayers with regard to them; With many there is a belief that they  will carry.,  The crowded houses at "The Chimes of Normandy" last week do not emphasize the contention  of some that times are hard in Nelson.  Cape Town is free of the plague, but South Africa  has still a large number of fighting men.  It is announced that Denmark will treat conscripts  more humanelyin futures    .  The Norway Odelsthirig has abolished capital punishment.  Canadians everywhere will be pleased to learn  that Lord Strathcona has almost entirely recovered  from his recent illness.  Since Mr. Turner resigned his portfolio, British  Columbia affairs have been sadly neglected, until  now the Government positively refuses to do anything that will restore confidence in the Province  With Mr. Turner at the helm the people had the assurance that the affairs of tho Province would be  honestly administered,      a :((  Minister Wblls has returned from the East with  a brand new policy, which is warranted to catch  Backers* In Government circles Wells is the hero  ofthe hour. In the rag-time talk which be gives  to the Colonist he evidently figures on snaring the  unsophisticated member for Nelson riding.  Thwhb is a split in the Manitoba Government over  the enforcement ofthe Liquor Act, and it is rumored  in Winnipeg that Hon. Colin Campbell, attorney-  general, will resign from the Provincial Cabinet. The  gossip \& to the effect that the attorney-generalhas  had a disagreement with his colleagues over the  Liquor Act policy, and in consequence of a stand  they were going to maintain, Mr. Campbell had,  to use the street talk, "kicked over the traces." It  is also said that Premier Roblin, in the event of Attorney-General Campbell retiring, will appoint Mr.  Edward Anderson of Portage la Prairie, attorney-  general, and that then Mr, Anderson would <onUst  the Portage la Prairie division, which is vacant  through the death of Mr. William Garland, The  opinion of many usually well-informed politicians  is that Premier Roblin has much doubt of the ability  of the government to carry this seat with a candidate who has not the prestige of a cabinet minister.  John Houston can never be accused of playing  favorites so far as his politics are concerned. He  is now willing to get on any baud wagon that will  give him a lift. How would " me and Joe" strike  the public as cabinet ministers. Joe could be Attorney-General, but "me" would be what's left.  The Noble Five became severely crippled when  Joeeph Martin went on the directorate, but it would  break every mine in the Province to elect him in  Victoria.  Hon. Mr. Eberts was in the Department of Mines  long enough the other day to receive a deputation  ^from Nanaimo.  The electors of Victoria are warned against taking  Noble Five stock at par in the exercise of their free  and untrammelled franchise.  The u jumping Jack'' of British Columbia politics  is evidently paving the way to follow the leadership of  Joseph Martin in the event of the latter defeating  Bodweil.  Should Martin be elected for Victoria, it will not  take him long to eibow Dunsmuir and Eberts out of  the Cabinet. Would thelocal " jumping Jack" feel  at home in the company of Martin, Prentice and  Wellb? The turn would be a Bharp one, but with  John's experience in making curves, it should be  easy, as he is credited with one or two tortuous contortions which have actually brought him face to face  with himself.  The French Chamber of Deputies has adopted a  bill granting bounties to vessels of the merchant marine.  It is denied that the Standard Oil Company i��  seeking to get control of the Moera Ennim Company,  of Hoi land.  Thk manager of the Aurora, Paris, has been sentenced to two months' imprisonment and a fine oi  $600 for defaming an army officer.  If the Baroness Burdett-Coutts survives to witness  the coronation of Edward VII, it will be the third  event of the kind in her experience. She wan  present at the coronation of William IV. and of Victoria.  ���Si  ���  I  k  <4  ',!*!  ���f  ���(ll  IHMI  i Murmur n���iiMMMo. ���s iiwr��."�� -"���wwOTf .-f ��� ��� ���>, �������� ii i��i 11 *w*m*naB��MMHMIMM*MMMmH^  1 vP^SlS^mw��&iu��At^'9iu��'Mnvv ���*Ptth����wifc<***iit��ar tm.***W aitfi.>*r wbhh jw*"ww�� el*��*i *if math *i 6  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  OF   the many operas   produced  by  Robert   Plan*  -     quette,   the   French   composer,   not   one   ever  reached   the   popularity   of "The   Chimes   of   Normandy "'   Under the title of " Lev-CI ���c'l'e* de Come  viil-e-'dt- w;n firu prod ic-ed at   the   Poli-s   D a nati- '  ques, April U), 1878, and had an immediate success.  The following year it was reproduced in an   English  adaptation as "The Chimes of Normandy," in ~ Lon-  don.     For   various  reasons   this   opera has   always  been a .favorite one  with  amateur '.'companies,   the  principal one being that it affords greater possibilities  in the way of chorus   than  almost  any other  opera.  Few travelling musical organizations   can afford   to  carry the number.of.persons.that are requiredto do  proper   justice to   the  chorus.      Moreover, a   strong  dramatic inspiration permeates the opera throughout.  Take Gaspard, for   instance.      Very   few characters  oii the modern.stage possess greater   dramatic   merit  than   does the grasping,   cunning old   miser.     And  the. Nelson Operatic Society was fortunate in having  a man like Mr, Winter to take this role.    Possessed ~  of a more than average voice, he combines wit,h   this  a dramatic instinct riot often   met   with in   non-pro-  fes.-iouals.     His voice, his ge-tures anl h. s rnake-up  were all that the most-exacting critic could   require.  Germaine,   ihe    -lost     Marchioness,     is     a     very  difficult role, and one which demands caretui study,1  a good voice and pleasing stage presence.     All these  requirements were more than-fulfilled by Mrs. Parry.  ..This lady possesses a carefully  trained voice,   which  throughout   the   Jong and   trying   score   was at all  limes heard to great advantage.     At  no time,   however, did srh'e sacrifice the  dramatic  element of the  pari to.indulge in musical   pyrotechnics.    To  Mrs,  Macdonald was assigned the rolet of Serpolette,   the  mischief-maker   of   the   village.    The   cftizens   of  Nelson always expect a great deal of Mrs. Macdonald  and on this occasion  she maintained the credit she  "has established wiih her many admirers.     She  has  a sweet voice, knows1 more about acting than half the  professionals'.and   appreciates   the    advantage   of  getting on good   leims at once   with her   audience,  This part requires a great deal of  action,  and   Mrs.  Macdonald, in'her graceful movements and pleasing  singing    admirably    sustained ' her   role.     Mr. R.  Tnom s )ii, as Henri, tlie Marquis of Corneville, was  heard -fur the firm   lime in   amateur   opera.    Mr.  Thompson has a linn voice,-and after the nervousness  * which id   inseparable  with  a  first  attempt  on   the  amateur   operatic    stage,   he     became    deseivttdly  popular.     As Jean Grenichevix, the iishorma'n,   Mr,  [{   W.   \)\y   was  a   revelation,     Mr,   Day   is the  fortunate possessor of a tenor voice of   rare  quality,  His rendition of " On Billows Rucking" was cheered  to   the   echo,     No   future   operatic production   in  NcImmi will be acceptable without tho presence of Mr,  Day.      Mr. E. Griddle gave a splendid   presentation  of the B��illie.      It   is  -inconceivable'  that this   was  Mr. Cridd e!s first appearance  on the   stage.     From  the   moment   he   made his first   entrance   he   was  perfectly at home, and at no time was  there an   uninteresting pause while  he was   on the  stage.     Mr.  Newling as the   Notary  had a small  part, but   gave  everything there was in it.     His local hits   brought  down the house.     Of the  minor   parts of   Gertrude,  ,  Suzanne,  Th<3 Registrar   and   Assessor,   by  Mrs. E  McLeod, Mrs. R. H. Williams,   Mr. C.   Prosser   and  Mr. 1. G  Nelson, it can be conscientiously said  that  they did ail that was demanded of them'.' A pleasing  innovation was the iptroduct.ion of several meritorious  specialties.     The    peasant    dance   by     Mesdames  Applewhaite and  Otis,   and   the   Misses  L    ReileyV  Oatway,   B.   Reiley and   .Pearson    was   a   popular  feature of each r/ight's performance;     The Quakeress  Quartette, composed of Mesdames Davys, Armstrong,"  Goepe] and Heathcote accomplished   thatfor  which  it was designed.     They sang well,   and   while   they  ; demurely refrained from   laughter themselves,   tbey,;;  succeeded in making everyvme else in the house laugh.  Now;   a   word -bf   "deeerved   coitimehdatibn   for the '  chorus.     It was   extremely "'.'well-balanced  and   the.; "  different members gave evidence of careful and pains-  taking  drilling;     As for the orchestra, it was' Cbm-  pleiely above reproach, and gave further evidence of  Herr  Steiner's  skill   in   management and  control. ;  Much of the credit for the success of this performance  is due to Mr. JVlel ville Parry, who has given his  undivided attention to the rehearsals for the past month  or so.     It would be   base  flattery   to  say  the  production was faultless, but  it   is no  exaggeration   to  maintain that it is-but rarely arftiore acceptable per-'  fprmance of an opera  is  given   by   amateurs.     The  costumes   were    historically    correct   and    highly  picturesque and  the  stage -.effects,  particularly   the  chateau scene, have never  been  excelled in  Nelson.  If, however, a suggestion as to  future^'operatic ; productions might be made   without  giving; offence, it  could be said that a more general  adherence,to  the  usually   accepted   pronounciation  of simple  words  might be given, but,'-of course, this, after all, is only  a small thing and uttered in a minor key.    ;  The Economist does not often refer to the habit of  some papers of  appropriating   the ariiolesof  other  publications without due credit.     But a toast paper  has   been   guilty   of vsuch   a  glaring-melt'of this  character   that   the  misdemeanor   cannot he over-  looked.     For some months  the   Saturday 'Post,  of  Philadelphia, lias bten publishing a series ol articles  entitled <k Letters from a Self Made Man m Ilia Son."  These articles are signed, " John  Graham" are..interesting not only for iheir breezy st) le, but nlso on  account of the good  advice contained'- therein; and  must cost the publishers a large sum of money.   The  coast paper referred to is how reprinting this heries of  letters, arid strange to say fails to give the Saturday  Post due credit,     in the sparseily sealed  towns of  British Columbia, it is a difficult  matter  to  supply  i��i,i.Mg,)^WjWt.M'iwwyjt.|,,<��i^^PHHilWiffi  KfifllN^fc&M*r��Ei!&ft^ tmiimw ww��*��w*w 'w'^wsm Vrwuuw tw^^^stv^AP-trvvsriv^if^ ��ii^>��wMta>i>i*iiM^.'tj^ii^^  wmvmwmm^mmimmmm$$^^  ummmH^Mtttow&irtamimtfa^WRem&m inMMWMtiumMmifiiiMiidiMi THE NELSON ECONOMIST  original matter for their columns week in and week  Out, but surely as in the case referred to above, it  would be nothing more than, due courtesy, not to  .speak of honesty, to have appended the proper credit.  tJ} Once, when pa&sing through a cemetery, Eliot G reg-  ory was surprised to see that the members of one old  New England family had been buried in a circle,  with their feet towards its centre. He asked the  reason for this arrangement, and a wit of that day,  daughter of Mrs. Stowe, replied: "So that when they  rise at tne Last Day, only members of their own family may face them 1"  vented the frost from reaching the ground; streams  are still open, and the poor fellows have been driven  by hunger to abandon their enterprise. They have  now reached their homes in a desperate condition,  half starved and weakened almost to death by their  long journeying on foot without shelter at night  in the inclement weather lately experienced.  It is probable that they will not meddle with the  cranberries of the northeast wilderness.  >s  A writer   in the   Sydney Record   points  out   the  curious fact  that in nature  many of her   products  arrive at preeminence where they have their severest  struggle   for  existence.     Just  where the  season is  barely long enough to ripen wheat is where the hard  grain which produces the   finest flour  is grown, for  instance.     As one crosses the Rockies and descends  from their frosty altitudes toward   the semi-tropical  delights of modern California and Colorado, it is the  fruit which grows nearest to the  snow, that   pleases  most by its flavor and   size.     And   it   is   where the  summer, untouched by frost, is never more than two  months long, in northeastern Canada, that the  low-  bush  cranberry���the   concomitant  of  the Thanksgiving turkey���is at its very best. The great .swamps  near the height of land, where thousands of   bushels  of these acid berries  ripen   every   year, are   all   unknown to   commerce.      Quite   secluded,   far   away  from roads, nourishing no fauna of any kind, known  only to a few  hunters  and explorers,  the so-called  economy of nature becomes an empty   dream in   the  face of the immense waste of acres of good fruit, often  three or four inches deep, which has been going on for  centuries.     The writer has pushed away the snow in  mid-winter so that he might thrust his hands  down  to the bed moss, ar.d bring them up laden with fruit,  which though   frozen  was  still   acceptable  to   one  travelling light with fat pork and   hardtack  biscuit  for an unwavering diet.    Once in August a sack was  filled with fine berries in twenty minutes, and   from  all appearances thousands  more  might have  been  filled without depleting  the supply.     One swamp,  tbe most southerly of a   prolific chain,  was  visited  this year by an enterprising band of  French-Canadians, who carried out to where waB a canoe route, a  few score of bushels, which they peddled  about  the  out-skirts of Montreal early in the season for 18 cents  a   quart���double   the price   ordinary  cranberries  usually bring.     Having realized what  appeared to  them a little fortune, four young  men  of the party  " went back to the swamp in September  with the intention of picking all the fruit they could, and storing in a ahanty  they  were to  build.     There they  were   to    await  when,   as    soon   as   the"   ground  and water were'frozen, their comrades were to  make  their way to them with teams, by  way of  the lakes  and streams.     But the early snow, which settled ,in  deeply around their camp on  October  18, has pre-  Thereis a man with a cottage in Casco terrace, in  Maine.     He isn't the only   man there, nor the only  man with a cottage there.      But be is sui generis all  the same for he has inflicted on himself a really brand'  new and beautiful joke, says an exchange,and he is not  aware of it.    The permanence of the j >kedepends on  its being kept from him, and the secret is being preserved   until  this writing   with   perfect unanimity.  The man looks with complacency on his neighbors as  they bring visitors daily to view his cottage, and he  is happy in the thought that   its beauty has incited  them to admiration and envy.     But when he reads  this he will discover whit has brought the hosts   of  strangers to gaze at his cottage is not'the cottage.    It  is the   beautiful  golden name   that   blazes   over his  porch.     The man   does   not know   Spanish, but ha  knows when   a word sounds nice, and the   Spanish  word   u  vacuna"    struck    him   a3   sounding   just  nice .   enough    for     a     nice     cottage     like     his.  Unhappily, "vacuria" is not so nice a word in   mean  ing as in  sound.    In   plain,  rude English it m^ans  " cowpox."  Much disappointment, is felt over the refusal of  the educational department to include Mr. D. R.  Young's chaste poetical effusions in tbe High School  entrance examinations in literature.     .  P. G.  Love Will Find a Way.  Tho'maids be cold,  Yet lads are bold,  And will not take a nay,  T h o' h ear ts be bar re d,  And maids on guard  Yet love will find a way.  Tho' brows be snow,  ���Yetju'st below,  The ruddy current flows;,  Tho* cheeks be ice  Love finds device  To tinge themiike the rose.  Tho1 lips be proud,  And ne'er have bowed  To love's Imperious way ;  They dn.n>p at last  And break their last,  For love lias round a way.  Mr. Jacob .Dover is advertising a   very attractive  line of Christmas gifts.  Fred,Irvine tv, Co, announce special value* in m\\\  waists and silk Taffeta dress skirts this week,  i  I  -.'������"���-, .!->i  'iff'  Am  f  -,-: ���"* ew Sentimental journey.  *   ,  THE morning was a cloudy one. There was a  closeness in the air,that seemed, to betoken a  coming shower. Few people were on the  streets, and the street cars had but.a small percentage  of their usual quota of patrons. Still it was early  yet, and these volatile June days had a pleasant way  of turning   from tears to smiles at shortest notice.  As the Painesville car checked its speed at the  stop before the Y. M. C. A. building, a tall young  "maif in a ;gray summer suit swung himself aboard.  He was perhaps five-and twenty, with clear-cut  features and fine, dark eyes. He took a seat next  a window and his glance for a moment roamed up  and down the roomy car.  Two seats behind him, across the aisle, sat a young  woman; a.young woman who was nice to  look  at;  a young woman upon whom the newcomer's glance  ...briefly and discreetly rested.     She   looked   up   and  -caught his glance. ' "  When his face was turned away she slyly drew a  ' '-photogra pis from t he o rn a mental hag* that d angled  at her belt and carefully studied it. Then she  looked-over:at the young man's profile and nodded  with satisfaction as she slipped the photograph  back.-'- ���_���������"������-: ��� .;���;.���;';���   "���.' Z   /  T h e Gar w as r u tin ing u p -'��� ��� P rospec t s1 ree t- >s m oo th 1 y  and swiftly, and' just as it slackened speed at Perry  street tho young;w>man seized . Her u/mbreila aid,.  with a s!ightly heightened color, stepped across the  aisle and lookeddcwn upon the young man.  " I beg pardon," she said in a clear and pleasant  voice, 'Vis this seat'-reserveg:?"' /"..���"  The young man looked around quickly.  " The seal?" he haslilv re/died. " 1 think not.  Did yV'U wish to take it away?"  " I wish tooccupy it," said the girl with great  dignity/--  " Of course," said the young  man ;  (< why  don't  you  ?��  The girl   sat   down   beside  the   youth  with   as  nonchalant an air .as she'could  assume.    The young  man looked about the car a l'ttle   uneasily.     There  .were-plenty of whole seats   vacant. ���    He  seemed   a  trifle, troubled.-   Then he-slyly looked around atthe  ��irl-  Kt I notice," he  said, " that you   asked   me if  the  seat were reserved.     Do they   reserve seats on this  line?"  " One would imagine you were from Boston," said  the girl with a laugh. "You wsant to twist word  nietnings in the very first breath."  %i One would'imaiiine you were a Western girl,"  he said, but he added no explanation.  " Sn btvezy and unconventional," she laughed.  " Then you are a, stranger in the city?''  t( Yes," hs admitted. " I don't think there is any  use trying to conceal it. .This is my first visit to  Cleveland.     Would you like to know my name?"  " No," she answered hastily. " Let's be primitive  and have no names. -We don't^consider names  li'ece-sarv" in  a suburban Car acquaintance,''  u Then you are accustomed to,this��� this sort of  thing?" he asked, , <������,:' ..  " To tell you tho truth," she answered. u I'm  HOinething of a, novice at ���it,., But being an entire  htranger to our manners and our customs you, of  course, wouldn't bo expected to find that out,"  u Butcome," she cried, " you are loosing all the  scenic (rtiVots of this delightful trip. This is the  (famous Euclid a von tie, and wo are running through  the East End.     Aren't the houses pretty?"  ;\ The lawns are lovely," he answered, "'and the  trees are splendid."  " They are a specialty of ours," she said.  " And so, I think, are pretty girls," he boldly  added.  " I'm afraid," she lightly remarked, " that being  from Boston you are not a qualified judge. There,  this is Wade Park. Lovely approach isn't it? And  over there are several of the buildings of the Western  Reserve University. And if you look closely through  the ire.es. on this side, you wilLsee the halls of my  alma mater, the Woman's College;"  *1 salute it," he said and; slightly   lifted   his   hat.  " In the name of advancing w.oiren I thank you,"  said the^giri with a little inclination of her head.  " It's very.. nice of you to take all this trouble," he  said. " I'm sure I appreciate it very highly. By  the way, please let me introduce myself."  " No," she said hastily. " You must be very  cautious about confiding your name to Western  strangers. Don't forget that you are no longer in  the East."   '���'���:' _  ."' We are running through East Cleveland now,"  she said. " There is a continuous row of these  charming houses from the city through East Cleveland and Collamer���"  " Cbllamer ?" he interrupted. "Why, that has  something to do" with my getting off place. It's  either.' the second stop this side, or the other-��� Vm to  ask the conductor. You see I'm partially expected.  An old college classmate has invited me to visit him  at his home. 'hen something called him from the  city for a day or two, but he telegraphed me to go  to the house and make myself at home. I'm a shy  man���don't laugh, please���and I hesitated about  imposing on strangers. So I left my baggage atthe  hotel and thought I'd come out for a call and see  how the land lies."  " You have a rather poor opinion of western  hospitality," said the girl." You haVe much to  learn."  "And may I ask where you are going?" he inquired, with amazing assurance."  " It is going to be a lovely day after all," replied  tho girl. "It will be a lovely ride. I'm going to  Painesville and back."  " And may I.go with you, my pretty maid?" He  knew he was brazen, and yet tin actually felt a pride  in his new-found boldness.  " I was just about to ask you, kind sir, she said,"  cried the yi.rl with a merry laugh. "But only on  three condi'tions."  " Name them."  '( You will pay the fare, Twill furnish the dinner,  and neither of us is to express any curiosity as to  the identify of the other."  " Accepted and filed,'} said the delighted youth,  " My friends here whom I have never seen do not  know on what train I am going to arrive; and so they  will not expect me at any particular hour, I can  take a day off as well as not,- "  So they talked and laughed and enjoyed the smiling fields and the green ridgos, and blue sky. . And  the voting man from Boston, the shy student, the  (I i f li dent professor,'fairly bubbled over with th pleasure of this little journey.  When they finally whirled into the little town and  baited by the side ofthe pretty park, the young man  was quite  loath to leave the car.  But they took a stroll down the street to the river  and out on the new bridge, and up in the ancient cem-    * .I,,, ��� .���.������.ijmiLjgi����ii!viHMii.,i'i ii 'j ������[������������i hi i��p I'u. !��� "i i'.m piiHii. 'im i'im. yi Mi 'i .mini mum i iiii'in��ii��MiiijMiiiiiiiiiiiyiii(TrrmrTF^,niTai' THE NELSON ECONOMIST  etery,and gazed admiringly at the beautiful view of  the valley, and came Dack to the hotel with a fine  appetite.  And after dinner they stroiled abross the park and  along the pleasant.highway to the beautiful] seminary grounds, and there they entered the car when it  overtook them. And all the way back the young  man from Boston regretfully remembered that this  days happiness was nearing the end.  " We are close to Collamer now,"said the girl.  "Oh," be cried. " Then perhaps you can help me  to find my friends?    They are the Morgans."  And presently they alighted and stood by the  roadside. y  "One moment," said the girl, sofdy. "I want to  tell you something that may surprise you."  " I think not," remarked thy young man from  Boston;     "You are Jack Morgan's sister,   Alice."  " What a shame!/ How did you know me?"  -    He drew a photograph from his inner coat pocke',  "My portrait!"   she cried.    "Where   did- you get  .it?" :  " It was theone thins of Jack's that I coveted,  and he let me have it."  "You've   spoiled the fun," she pouted.  " It was spoiled for me," he laughed, ���' But, do yoii  ' know, I didn't feel at ail   aware you knew me." 4   :  " Ah, but-. I have a photograph, too," she cried.  " And i went down on purpose to try and find you,  Jack wanted me to. And���but what a horrid thing  you-must have thought-me?"'  "1 didn.'t.think you anything of the sort," he  stoutly asserted.      " On the contrary���-"  u There, ulease  don't.get sentimental.  " But you must'admit that it was a sentimental  journey."  " Nonsense," she said. "And you really liked  it ?"  1 ������'��� There is onlv one other iournev that two can  take that I fancy may surpass it," he said with  .another.astonishing .attack, of boldness.  She blushed as she turned away, but she didn't  ask him what journey he m'eant.  SHORT STORTES  James McNeil Whistler was recently dining with  a friend in London. Suddenly, when all had dined  and'we re back in the drawing-room, Whistler said  that he had almost forgotten it, but he absolutely  must write a lette- and get it off by tbe night's post.  He was told that in a room at the head of the first  flight of stairs he would find the lights burning and  p ens, p a per and in k a t, h i s d i ���< p o ��� a 1. He went u p,  and'presently there was heard a series of bumps,  ending in a heavy thud at the foot of the stairs.  The master had tripper], lost/his balance, and come  near having a bad fail. The host ran to him and  asked if he was hurt, "I am not killpd, if' that's  what you meanl" Whistler replied; "but, tell me, who  built those stairs?" The host mentioned the name  of a builder unknown either to Whistler or to fame,  " Humph, he did, eh? The d~~d teetotaler," said  Whistler.  An advance .paragraph from Mark Twain's  autobiography was made public by him at a, dinner  given by a British club in New York in celebration  of the K.ing'H,birthday, While he was in England,  he said, bis   head was  once  taxed���he believes,   as  gas-works. He wrote Queen Victoria a friendly  letter of protest. He said, M 1 don't know you, but  I've met your son/ He was at the head'-or.a'..-procession-at. the.Strand, and I was on a bus." y Years  after he met the-Prince of Wales in Homburg. They  had a long walk and talk .together. When bidding  him good-bye, the Prince said, "I am glad to have  met you again." This remark troubled - Mark  Twain, who feared that he had been mistaken for  someone else, perhaps Bishop Potter. He communicated his suspicion to the Prince, who replied,  Why don't you remember When you met me in the  Strand, and 1 was at the head of a procession, and  you were on a bus!' v  u  An esteemed con'lemporary of the  Liverpool   Post  sends to that journal the following story'��� of a   high  personage,''declaring   it   to be   entire!}?   true:     A  'friend of mine, an officer in the���Regiment, who has  just returned from South Africa, -told me the follow-  story :-���we had been  ordered up from   our cam p   to  join Lord Kitchener's column in the great trek after  De Wet, last year.      It was two o'clock in the morning when we joined the column, and for the last eight  hours we had marched without a   break, so   that we  were both   -leepy   and    hungry  when    we   arrived.  There was a white frost  on  the ground,   and   it was  bitter cold.      We rolled ourselves up in our blankets  .and iried to sleep, but the cold   was   so intense  that  we were ail   glad   when    five   o'clock came and . we  could get some hot coffee.      I was   sitting   on a pro  vision   box   with   a   tin   mug   of coffee in one hand  ���and.   a    piece,   of ���_- biscuit    in    the    other,    when  presently there came up a long, lean-figure, smoking  vigorously at a cigar, of wondrous dimensions.     His  breeches were all   torn,  his   leggings   dirty, and   he  wore a   plain,   short   " veldt   overcoat"    and    field  service     cap,       without     any     rank,  ' badge     or  buttons.     He hadn'i been shaved for at least three  or,four days, and the ends of his long moustache had  been   chewed   into   a   most disgraceful   condition.  " Hello!"; I thought, "here comes   another of  those  blooming scalliwags to cadge   a drink of whiskey or  borrow some tobacco, or  something."   I   wasn't   inclined to be over-polite,   having had   little food and  practically no sleep for over twenty-four hours.    He  came up, looked me over, and said:���  "Hello 1   when did you come in ?"  " Just come ia now," I said, " and beastly tired  we are too. What are we supposed to be after, do  you know?"  "We're supposed to be after De Wet," he said,  pulling away at his cigar.  ", After De Wet 1 Welly I should think you're  about darned well sick of it, aren't you?"  "Oh! we shall get him in time, J believe."  I borrowed a  match   from hi in   and   lit my   pipe,  saying as I did so:���  " \Vell, 1 don't know what the deuce Kitchener  wanted to hurry us all up" this way (or when there  were plenty of other battalions cliMe at hand,"  " Why, you see," -he said, " I heard  good   reports,-  of you chaps, so I thought I'd like to have you with  me ou this trek,     That's why !"  It suddenly dawned upon me. It was Lord  Kitchener! I felt very small, but -made tho best I,  could of a rather awkward situation. Afterwards  I met a friend of mine in the���th, and told him.  He said Kitchener was always prowling round half  tho night, and you never knew where he would"  pounce down upon you, Ii3veii then you would  never recognize him, unless you saw his eyes. Then  you would!  A'fl  ll,W,.lllllil|ll.!UIUlD����W. //"  //  10  y  h  MINING NOTES.  The ore shipments from the Rossland mines for   the   week  ending  laBt Saturday were exactly of  the  feame magnitude   as  those   of the  previous  week.    In each  instance  the tonnage was  5,500 tons.    The  Miner   reports   l hat   the   Le    R^i  shipped 4,200 tons, an increase of  300 tops over  the  previous   week  The Le Roi  No. .2 shipped   1,251-  tons,   a slight decrease,   anct   tht  Rossland   Great Western's output  was 300 tons, a decrease of 50 tons.  A report from  Monterey,   Mex.,  states that   workmen  employed in  tbe Veladora mine,  near  that city  found the  skeletons of fifteen   men  in a tunnel they were opening up.  Alongside of the   skeletons   were a,  lot of ancient   mining tools.     The  report further states   that piled up  in the cavern were more than   two  carloads of horn silver and galena,  with wire silver, all of greatrichness:  The old Spanish records show that  this mine was worked more than 200  years ago and the skele ons   are of  miners who were supposed   to have  been suffocated by a cave-in.  (Slocan Drill.)  Sandon   mines shipped 648 ton.-,  of ore during November.  Ore shipments from the entiro  Slocan are in the nighborhood of  25,000 tons.  W. Br. Munroe iB the new superintendent atthe Arlington, vice W.  F. DuBois resigned.  Ore from the Exchange will be  sent out shortly. There will be  about 10 tons in the consignment.  Work has ceased on the Hampto n  group tor the winter. Mr. Mo-  Naught is well datUtiad with the  summer's development.  It is satisfactory   to relate   that  shipments have been resumed from  the division, and they are not likely  tocease till wSprhi\> arrives.  Tn.mgn  not much snow is in evidence,  yet  flie sharp cold weather of lute has  hardened the roads and  given the  wagons a chance to go up and down  from the  mines.     Eighty  tons is  the sum total for the week, of which  20 tons  was from  the  Enterprise.  The  hitter's new  mill has not yet  got down  to  running  shape and  fc'ome adjustments of the machinery  THE NELSON  ECONOMIST  have yet to be made.    But the mine  ore   reserves   are   constantly    increasing and it is in shape to make  a big shipping record.    The corrected figures for the Arlington to Nov.  30 are 4967 tons, to which must be  added this week's shipments of   60  tons   raising   the   amount y�� B027  tons, being by long odds the heaviest experts in the Slocan.    At the  mine there is a large amount of ore  ;,o  come, down which has been  accumulating since the early   part of  November.    The   recent   strike  on  the east vein of the  Arlington   materially increases the shipping capacity of the mine.    There will be a  number of smaller properties figure  in the shipments next week.      For  the year to date the exports amount  to .5987 tons being a.gain of 115 per  cent over the high record of 1900.  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   Enterprise....  Two Friend-.  Black Princt  Bondholder..  Chapleau.���  Speculator...  ��� Phoenix   V. & M   Esmeralda...  Hampton       12  Fourth of July......       12  Tamarac...         5  KOOTENAY     ..  GOFFEE CO,  Coffee Roasters ;  p"!���� inTea and Coffee  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. ... .1 00  Choice Blend Coffee, 4 pounds  I 00  Special Blend Coffee, (J pounds 1 001  Rio Blend Coffee. (> pounds   1 00 *  Special Blend Ceylon tea, per p^und.      0  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P. O. Box 182.  W:5        BAKER    STREET,    NELSON  5027  G40  40  ~155  2b  15  10  23  20  2  WADDS BROS.  HOTOGRAPHERS  Vancouver and Nelson  BAKER STREET, NELSON,  B.  C.  5987  (New Denver Ledge.)  Work   recently  started   on  the  eost vein of  tbe Arlington,   in the  old Finch working*, bae.opened up  a pay   sheet of ga'e.ia   ore two feet  in thickness.  Two feet oj ore has been encountered in the drift on the eant vein of  the Speculator. After drifting-700  feet connection has been made with  the .big shaft.and cro.^ct from the  west drift,  Under tbe term* of the sale of  the Champion, a Twelve'Mile prop*  erty, made some time ago toOharlen  Dempster, Wm, Lew and Win, Aar-  ington received their money last  week from the Bank "ofMont real,  Holiday. Excursion Rates  Fare and  One-third   for   Round  Trip  For Christmas  Tickets on Sale  DEC 23, 24 and 25  For New Years  DEC. 30, 3I,JAN'Y1  All Tickets good to reumrtill Jan..  8, 1902,  Holiday Excursion Rates.  All Canadian Pacific Railway  * gents in local territory will issue  return tickets at fare and one-third  for the round trip on Dec. 23, 24,  25,80, Jan, 1st, good to return till  Jan. 3rd.  Tourist Sleeping Cars  Crow's Nest Section  LEAVING KOOTENAY LANDING*  Tuesday,   } For St. Paul and all U. B, points  fruiDAY '     | via Boo Lino.  FonlyY j Toronto) Montreal, Boaton  For tlmo tables and oomplok) information  apply to local HgontH.  H. L, BROWN, 01 ty PftHHonsor Agont.  J, 8. CARTER, Iil. J. OOYLK,  JDlHt. Puss. Ag't,., A. G. 1\ A.  NolHon, Vancouver  1  '%  %       ______  _���, .,j.i��iii,wuni��j >w��uiibihu'vu'wwi'i"i��|H i Mil j.m_~1|"irTT~in���r~~_T~~Tffl 11 mill I I'HffiflTirffffiflT'ff'ffTj  _����__B,_-r_B__g^^


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