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 /_  ��'   f  VOL. V.  NELSON, B. C, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1901,  NO. 4  ;:\  ��  THE NELSON ECONOMIST.,is issued every  Wednesday. ��� Subscription: $2.00 per annum ; IE PAID IN ADVANCE, $1-50. ' CORRESPOND- ���  ENCE OF GENERAL INTEREST RESPECTFULLY  SOLICITED. ONLY ARTICLES OF MERIT WILL BE  ADVERTISED IN THESE COLUMNS, AND THE INTERESTS OF READERS WILL BE ^CAREFULLY  GUARDED AGAINST IRRESPONSIBLE PERSONS AND  WORTHLESS ARTICLES.  TF Toronto Saturday Night;'.-"carries its point, the  Duke of York will forever be under an obligation  to that paper. In a late issue it deprecates presentation of addresses to the Prince thus : " The acknowledged fact that the chief use,of words is to conceal the^triVth should make Canadians refrain from  deluging the prospective. King with addresses.  Though he is not old, he must know that the subject  or.committee who throws in his face a dishpanful of  words so sorted as to express loyalty, has but little  regard for the real thing. Everyone1 detests abusy-  bod j, and the man who inserts himself as the framer  of an address with an anxiety to appear as the  reade% of%; .Vi,~\& %almost in-v ariably the least  worthy ^%hdCfmo^fc^uhd^^irable of his class. In  celebrations s^cfi^s.^ to  undertake   to  welcome?:Hbya!^ class  of citizens  have  n 0 -{fe K^STw---- eisfdep t ^.^. q ^ec4.^i tors.- The busy bodies and  gadflies 6r%ocie'ty, the public nuisances, ear-stormers  and wind-jammers%re --always in front. To have  read an address to the future King is honor enough  for^rrfcfepei'tiilQfit social mosquito who would rather  be^lapped^by a Royal hand than never to have  touched;, the vice-regal person. These pests have  orgahi^edHhemselvep, or are likely to do so, or have  obtained"some status in reputable organizations, to  such ah extent that whoever has charge of the reception should light a smudge and smoke them out.  It is xlue to Canadians that slim-waisted and narrow-  bottomed, horn-blowers should not establish them-,  'selves as the type of men produced in this country,  which is the cradle of as fine a race as the world has  ever seen. ��� ? I!wishT>cou]djreach the ear of the man  who has the alleged;pageant;in charge, and my contribution would be an able-bodied hickorv club with  whichi to quiet, these .fellows with .infltmed mouths.  As I remarkedsomew^eks ago, the right way toenter-  tain the Princev who has been, wearied by listening  to the r mouthings of ^.ener.getiCj nobodie^ is' to'give  him a reAt,,take him put ^ass-fishing, and give his  wifeaohanceiomend her stockings. The absolute  lack of originality which has marked every suggestion made, by. the reception committees ofallsch'ts,  isi probably,typically Canadian, for in this country,  where originality is invariably suppressed, ihe  mosquito and the  tree-toad make  the music.     It  seems a pitiful thing that the country which by the  valor of its soldiers, the patriotism of its citizens,  and the aggressiveness of its Government, has put  itself in the foremost rank of all the nations whose  footsteps are heard approaching, should not rise  superior to such jerkwater entertainments and such  squiri-guij oraiuis as are likely to monopolize the  time of His Royal Highness."  Victorians are much exercised over the visit to  the capital of the Duke of York. A title or so would  greatly  appreciated   by one or two   residents of  the  coast city.  Without desiring to urge upon the Duke of York  any departure from his own preconceived ideas in  the matter of conferring titles, we may say that a  knighthood for that distinguished barrister,  Counsellors. Perry Mills, would not only reflect  credit on the recipient, but would have a tendency  to enshrine the Duke in the hearts of the British  people both at home and abroad. Of course this is  said without prejudice to the lead-pipe cinch which  some members of the Local Cabinet are believed to  have on the distribution, of titles.  The St. James' Gazette, of London in speaking  of His Excellency the Governor General says :  " Lord Minto has been in many accidents. Within a fortnight at the beginning of this year he  narrowly escaped serious injury in a sleigh accident,  and dislocated his shoulder while skating. Such  things do not trouble Lord Minto much ; he has  passed through far more exciting experiences. He  fough with the Turks'in 1877, and came within an  ace of the South African campaign in 1881. Peace  being restored, he made his way to Egypt, where he  gained a star in fighting Arabi Pasha ; and having  touched both ends of Africa Lord Minto spent three  years in Canada, with Lord Lansdowne. He helped  to put down the rebellion in the Northwest, and  laid the foundation stone of his own career as  Governor-General of Canada."���  Thk Ottawa Citizen is having trouble with a local  policeman over the mysterious tragedy which is  exciting Ottawa people, says the London News, The  reporters of the Citizen outstripped the local sleuth  in the search for facts, the detective retaliates by  'starting out to disprove the reporters' theories and  alsoto shut out the paper from the news that is going.  This quarrel between an Ottawa newspaper and a  policeman, and a very ignorant policeman at that,  is not of very great  public  importance  were it,not  mMmmwtmmi THE NELSON ECONOMIST  for the fact that Ottawa's experience to-day may be  Toronto's, Hamilton's or London's experience tomorrow. A detective, who is a local detective,  clothes himself in mystery, hides himself in his own  petty knowledge and goes on his way with the importance of an army general. No newspaper man  would care to interfere with the important mission  of the ordinary detective. The fact which we wish  to bring out is this. The press would work along  as   a  very   strong  ally   of the   police  authorities  0 .  it the police au horities w.mld oily have  the genius to work in co-operation with the  press instead of acting with suspicion. During  the last ten years more crimes have been detected  diiectly or indirectly by the press than by the ingenuity of the police.  The Liberal Association of Greenwood has passed  a resolution endorsing Dr. Sinclair of Rossland for  Senator. The Dr. has been a hard worker for the  party, both in British Columbia and Canada, and if  consistency in advocating party principles counts  for anything with the Liberals, Dr. Sinclair's  services should be recognized.  After all, it transpires that so far the reported  oil discoveries at Grand Forks are merely prospective  and speculative.  A few more strikes and the people will begin to  realize the necessity of compulsory arbitration as a  means of avoiding friction between employer and  employee.  It should not be held against the gaol as a health  resort that a prisoner left that institution this week  without giving notice to the authorities. The fact  of the matter is Mr. Leyden, who escaped, has a  habit of deserting gaols whenever it suits his convenience.  Nelson may be deliquent in several lines of  athletic^ sports, but when it comes to playing  cricket we rather fancy we can give Rossland a  pointer or two.  The Kootenay is this week enjoying  the tail end  of the hot wave which recently swept over the  East.  The Nelson Tribune's well established reputation  for philosophy   does not puffer   in remarking   that,  " When a boy begins to wash his face without being  told he is   passing through  the    ordeal of his   first  love affair."  The Toronto Telegram thinks Canada should  pray to be delivered from the Colonel who wants to  make us a nation of soldiers after the German model  and the Fanatic who wants to hide all the volunteers  in the cellar lest the Duke of York should mistake us  for a military  nation.    Canadians cannot stop to  look at a soldier or listen  to a   military band without being warned against the horrors of militarism*  A parade of the  nation's large minded men in  silk  hats and frock   coats might   acquaint the Duke   of  York with the truth  that we are a highly intellectual   people.     Yet   such  a  parade would   not   be  picturesque,     A parade of a   few  thousand citizen  soldiers will brighten and deepen the demonstration  with   the touch of color and the note of  martial  nomp.     The people who  will look  with pride  and  pleasure on the soldiers love peace and hate war just  as truly as the prophets who would make Canadians  take on a resemblance to a Nation of Fools  in order  to avoid the other extreme of looking  like a  Nation  oi Colonels.  The announcement that Mr. Green is likely to become Minister of Mines will probably be interpreted  as meaning that Hon. J. H. Turner willshortly take  his departure for London.  It seems probable that R. F. Green, M. L. A.,  will be taken into the Government as Minister of  Mines. The suggestion should give satisfaction to  the Conservatives, for the reason that Mr. Green's  acceptance of a portfolio means that it is the intention of the Local Government to continue practically  a Conservative Government.  R. L. Richardson, the unseated member for Lisgar, will organize a "Third Party." This is not  the first time an effort has been made in Canada to  organize a third party, but always without success.  However, times are changing, and a third party might  gather, within its fold enough of the discontented of  the two old parties to make itself felt.  Gold production in the Transvaal, South Africa,  is again active. In May of this year, the first  month for which a report was issued since the  wholesale closing down of the mines, the production  was 7478 ounces. For the next month (June) the production is reported at 19,779 ounces. When things  get quieter out there it will not be long before the  gold production will be up to what it was in 1899.  In June of that year it was 445,793 ounces, valued  at $8,900,000.  Cory Ryder was regarded a conspicuous failure as  Cabinet Minister, but there are others.  B Certainly this is the great era of railroad building. It is announced from St. Paul that M. Robert  Barbier, manager of the Russo-China Bank of Pekin,  representative of the Russian government and  manager of the Manchurian railway, who is at present in that city, is said to be connected with a  tremendous scheme of railway and Siberia and  furnish rail and water connections between Circle  City and Vladivostok, the eastern terminus of the  Trans-Siberian Railway, at a cost of $200,000,000.  The enterprise, it is stated,  has the backing  of the  '^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Bank of France and powerful money interests in the  United States.  )  ���::>  This talk of capital being what this country needs  ���at the present time is all nonsense. What is required most is another provincial election, in which  event it is safe betting there would be more changes  in the Cabinet than are at present contemplated.  With S. Perry Mills, as the people's choice of  ���recognition at the hands of the Duke of York, there  does not seem to be much advantage in Attorney-  General Eberts casting goo-goo eyes in the direction  of the much coveted prize.  some years ago started a highly successful east, end  settlement which does much excellent work among  the poor Irish of that district. The Duke of  Norfolk's sister, Lady Mary Howard, has long acted  as hostess both to her brother's house parties at  Arundel and at the receptions given by him at  Norfolk house, St. James square. The primrose  league numbers many Catholic great ladies in its  ranks for, be it noted, on the whole, the Pope's  ' followers in this country belong to the Tory and  Unionist ranks.  While the obligation seems quite as binding,  there is nothing to justify the conclusion that the  visit of Cabinet Minister Prentice to the Kootenays  will be surrounded with the same halo and  splendor as that which will characterize the visit of  the Duke of  York to the coast cities.  The Mine-owners' Memorial is receiving scant  courtesy at the hands of the Provincial pres?.  Scarcely one pubrication^has a word of endorsation  for it, and all agree that it is a document that  should never have been exposed to the light of criticism. -'Perhaps the hardest knock it has received  is from Hon. J; H. Turner, who, in a column interview in the -Colonist, literally tears it to shreds.  We hay t n >t tie space at >ur d spo val to quote from  Mr. Turner's interview. Suffice it to say, it is a fearful arraignment of the position.of the, mine-owners.  It now remains with the mine-owners to show they  are right and the Provincial press and Mr. Turner  wrong. ,   -  Last evening a party of tourists from New York  and Minneapolis arrived in Nelson and will-remain  here a couple of days, breathing the fresh air from  the mountains, and fishii g. These are the forerunners of what is likely to be a great influx of  tourists, providing they realize what they are after.  The tourist travel is one that should not be overlooked in our mad race after gold mines. It is a  gold mine in itself, and more easily developed  some of the gold mines hereabouts. In the east it  has been found profitable to organize tourist associations, with the object of making it pleasant for  travellers. It might not be out of place to suggest  a similar course in Nelson.  Says London ��� Sketch : In one matter Catholic  ladies of England are at a disadvantiga, for to them  are never awarded any of the high offices about the  court, neither has a Catholic girl ever been made a  maid of honor ; indeed, the only lady now much  about the court who belongs to the ancient faith is  the Marquise d'Hautpoul (Miss Julia Stoner). There  is at the present moment but one Catholic duchess,  ner grace,  the dowager duchess of Newcastle,  who  After fetruggling along under the management of  amateurs for a decade, the Nelson Miner has decided  to make a change and place a practical newspaper  man-at the helnj. The gentleman selected is Col.  Jack Egan, well-known along the coast from Seattle  to San Diego as a forcible writer and a generally all  round capable newspaper man. If the Colonel's  right hand has not forgotten its cunning, the Miner  should improve with the change.  It "will take 20,000 men to  harvest the  Manitoba  grain crop this year.  Within a few days the Bank of Commerce will  cash all certificates issued to miners for gold  delivered at the Dominion assay office, Vancouver.  The new federal defence bill planned for Australia  provides for an army, in an emergency, of almost,  1,000,000 men. In caseof war all the inhabitants  between ,18 and 60, who are British subjects and who  have been residents in the colony for six months are  liable to compulsory military service. Exceptions,  however, are made for members of parliament,  judges, magistrates,officials, ministers, of religion,  staffs of hospitals, asylums and jails, and the only  sons of widows. It is estimated that under this  law 970,000 will be available for service. The bill,  in some respects, would seem to be modelled on  European standards, for its proposes severe punishment for any one found sketching, photographing  or trespassing on forts or other reserve places. The  bill also provides that, in case Great Britain is at  war, the right to volunteer for foreign service is given  to any member of the force. It is hard to see just  what need the new commonwealth will have of a  large army, for her best protection must always be  thedistanee which separates her from any possible  invaders.  Ten lines of type in the the newspapers told all  that the public cared to know of a man who died in  Chicago tne other day. His name was GharleB H  Spring. Several years ago he was a partner in a great  manufacturing concern, and the prospective owner  of a vast fortune, He chose as his rule of life, however, that ho man should bo worth more than $250,-  000, and when he had that amount invested he retired and lived on the incomeuntil he died.  oil 6  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  /nrN0 a certain extent Warden Lemon appears to  X have solved the problem of prison labor. Instead of permitting the prisoners in the provincial goal to idle away their time in the prison the,  warden has put them to work on the grounds  around the gaol, with the result that what was once  a desolate looking place has been transformed into a  really delightful spot. It is a wonder that the  Government never took up the question of the employment of prisoners, that the latter instead of being an expense to the community, might be made  to contribute something towards the general wealth  of the country, without entering into competition  with dignified labor. For instance, it is now a  source of annoyance to Warden Lemon to decide  what we shaUdo with the men in the gaol to keep  them regularly employed. Supposing some Government work were undertaken, such as the building of  a great park, employment could be given to all the  prisoners in the gaol, and at the same time every  elementvof competition ,wi't'h honest labor would be  eliminated. Nelson has a site for a park, but it will be  many years before it can be cleared. If some  arrangement could be made with the Provincial  Goyernment io have the work of clearing the park  done by prison labor, not only would it be a benefit  to the community at large, but it would also be a  blessing to the pr s merei themselves, who, instead of  being cooped up in a narrow cell, would enjoy the  privilege of breathing fresh air.  Richards & Pringle's Minstrels have no reason to  complain of their reception in Nelson. They  opened to a full house, not one single seat being  vacant, and standing room at a^ premium. The  performance was on the whole satisfactory, although  in the requirements of a minstrel some of the  members fell short. When people go to a minstrel  show they want to hear the songs of the South before the war, and too often nowadays they are disappointed. ������'.. Evidently Lew Craft understood this  for he adhered strictly to the minstrel business, with  the result that his numbers brought down the house.  His monologue and the musical specialty of Houseley  Bros., were the be^t features ofthe evening. Tlie  orchestra was one of the best ever heard in Nelson,  if not the best. .   . ��� ���  An American calling himself Dr, Lee, who has  been making a great deal of money in the city of  Mexico as a slate writing medium and vvho has just  returned to this country, made this frank confession  before leaving, for the benefit of hi? dupes: "I  feel sorry for the poor innocent mortals who come  up here every day for readings, expecting to receive  messages from the nether world. I say to them,  many of whom are old people: 'Oh, you poor fools,  so you're silly enough to come here and be humbugged, too, are you ? All right, come in. I'll give  it to you. 1*11 humbug you to a finish. But it  grieves me much to see gray hairs in a head with so  little sense.' ' And the way I ratile it off to those  people is a wonder. They never know what great  people they are until they come here and see me, I  give ihem a talk sometimes that is m> bloody crazy  that 1 put on a falwe face when 1 go to the mirror to  comb my hair���which is very seldom, I'm  ashamed'to look myself in the face.     But   I believe  in making everybody happy. It's a puddin' this  business. It's a great snap to marshal a bunch of  freaks from the spirit land. When I came to  Merico I advertised that I would diagnose and cure  all diseases by simply touching the patient���in the  pocket. I said that I would relieve them from all  burdens���in their pockets. I did. I said I would  make them all happy���for what they had in their  pockets. I have. I don't mind having people  call me a fakir. I admit it myself, but I am very  proud of my profession, and when people take the  trouble to tell everybody that I am a fakir, I always  like them to add, if they are friends of mine, that I  am a clever fakir."  The Manitoba Free Press has issued a 40-page  midsummer edition, which contains avast amount  of information concerning the agricultural and industrial development of the Prairie Province. It  would pay the Dominion Government-to distribute  100,000 copies of this paper throughout the agricultural districts of the British Isles.  The Guildhall, in London, where the war demonstration took place recently,   was a century   ago the  scene of many patriotic gatherings.     Not  only Nelson and Wellington, but nearly   all the chief   naval  and military   heroes  of   the   French   revolutionary  period, were  entertained   by the  citizens, and   presented   with   enthusiastic   addressee ^     swords  of  honor.     William Pitt, who defended the war in the  Hou^e of Commons, was presented with the freedom'  of the city, and feasted  at  Grocers'   hall,N-being  ac-:  compained back to his house by a numerous .cavalcade amidst general illuminations and emblematical  devices. "   Costly   monuments   were  erected   at   the  Guildhall in honor of men who had lived and died in  their country's service.  Mr. W. J Goepel, who has returned from Atlin,  where he has been for the past month or so on  official business, believes that country has future  ahead of it, and will develop just as soon as the  litigation in which many of its inhabitants are now  engaged is.settled.  A story is told by the Onlooker of how Lord  Rathmore once took in Ouida to dinner and was  disappointed to find that the great authoress devoted herself to the dishes rather than to intellectual  refreshment. He said at last, in despair at having  only been able to ^et " yes" and <k no" in answer to  the different subjects he introduced : "I'm afraid  I'm singularly unfortunate in my choice of topics.  Is there anything we could talk about to interest  you?" To which the chronicier of society's shoit-  comings replied : "There is one thing which would  interest me very much. Tell me about the duchesses.  1 have written about them all my life and never  met one yet."  Before she made a name as a writer Ouida was a  governess in  England.  In view of tbe great interest that is being taken in  Sabbath observance, the following quotation from  u Bystander," in the Weekly Sun w\\\ not be inappropriate : (i But it is just now in some jeopardy  from the conflict between a party of Jewish observance and a party which, exasperated by the  Judaizing reaction, would end by depriving the day  of its sacredness not only as an ecclesiastical institution, but as a need of humanity, and throwing  it into the week of toil.   The difficulty of regulating CTWWBWCT  -in NELSON ECONOMIST  \  ���<.\  and preserving the day of rest is, of course, greatly  enhanced by the multiplied demands and increased  complexities of modern commerce, especially in the  department of traveling and transportation. There  are also the problems arising from the service of  pleasure in its various forms, to which the servants'  rest must be sacrificed. The subject is of far more  importance than mjst of those which occupy the  attention of legislators and give rise to the conflict  of parties. It is a pity that it should be left to the  chances of disputes before local tribunals over the  construction of  hastily-made laws."  W. F. McCreary,  M. P. for Selkirk, Man., is  in  Nelson to-day.  The mother of nine children, one of the late Queen  Victoria's most womanlv traits was an intense iove  for little ones. The queen was proud of her babies.  She was exceptionally proud to find that Prince  Arthur as a baby was bigger than the keeper's child  at Balmoral of the same age. With motherly  pride, she had careful measurements of the latter  made for purposes of comparison.  It is interesting to note in this connection that  her majesty thought the Duke of Connaught more  like his father in personal appearance and character  than any of her other sons.  Another interesting point is that the queen incurred a fine of 7s. 6d., or about $1.80, for allowing six weeks to elapse before registering the birth  of the Duke of Edinburgh.  For the baptising of her children the queen used  water from the river Jordan. This is now used at  all royal baptisms in England.  There appears to be something radically wrong  with the educational department. There are thirty  school children up at the Silver King mine and the  company is prepared to furnish building, light, etc.,  providing the department supplies a teacher. So  far Capt. Clifford, who is interesting himself in this  matter, is unable to get any satisfaction as to what  is intended to be done by the educational department.  Rev. Elliott S. Rowe, who was present at the Methodist Conference in Nelson a few months ago, appears to be equally as forcible with the pen as in  the pulpit. He ham addressed the following letter  to the Victoria Colonist, which, I am sure, will be  read with as much interest for its style as for the  matter with which it deals :  "SiR���In a recent issue of the dolonist you  published the Order of Procedure which is to be  observed in the functions connected with the approaching visit of Ii. R. H. the Duke of Cornwall.  I notice that no provision is made for the representative officers of any of the non-episcopal churches  unless such are included under the term, il Protestant Bishops," which is not likely. The intention-evidently is to officially recognize only the  Anglican, the Roman and the Reformed Episcopal  churches. It is not easy to understand why the  non-episcopal churches are to be ignored.  They, in this country, hold the same  relation to the state as the Episcopal churches.  Their membership includes a very large proportion,  if not a majority of the population of Canada, and  it cannot be said that they are lacking either in  loyalty to the crown or in devotion to the interests  of the Empire. It can hardly be supposed that the  state desires to express any opinion as to the  proper  form of church government or to censure those  religious bodies that do not choose to call their chief  officers bishops. It is evident, moreover, that the  question of creed is not taken into account because  provisions is made for the representatives of the  onlv christian church whose creed the crown is re-  quired to abjure ! In view of these considerations  it is natural that the churches against which discrimination i3 exercised should be anxious to know  the fault in them that denies them the honor conferred upon their Episcopalian sisters. It would  also be natural for them to enquire as to who it is  that fixes and applies the standards and draws the  line of demarcation between those who are and those  who are not fit to appear in the presence of Royalty.  Who i? the author of the Order of Precedence ? If it  comes from the crown and .expresses the views of the  head of the nation then, as loyal subjects we submit to the decree and hopefully await the day when  we shall be able to agree with all the views entertained by the King of England. But we suspect  that it had its origin in less distinguished circles.  It resembles very closely theorder of precedence that  governs state functions at Ottawa and concerning  which repeated protest have been lodged. The present order is likely from the same source and expresses not the views of the crown, but the prejudices  of some persons in office at Ottawa who permit their  personal feelings to color their official acts. Having  this latter view of its origin, we regard it as a  studied and impudent insult to; several large and  respectable bodies of citizens whose priceless contributions to the life of the n^tiqhjentitle them to  far different treatment. The churches concerned  have never desired or depended upon state support  nor do they now crave for official recognition.  Their work has been done in the past and will be  continued in the future without regard to the  attitude toward them of the civil authorities. I  know that I express the views of many members of  one of them in stating the opinion that in a country, where there is no state church,  there is nourgent reason that any of the churches  should be represented in state functions. The  Canadian churches are   voluntary  associations and  hold the same relation to the state as other organizations of citizens having legitimate objects in view.  There is no argument for the* official recognition of  churches that would not apply in some degree, in  regard to the friendly societies or boards of trade or  labor unions. But if it is held because of the  exalted character of their work and its great importance to the state, the churches should receive  special recognition, then certainly all churches  should be treated alike. Discrimination as between  them can be justified only upon the ground that  some of them have not, by their labors established  any legitimate claim to the honor conferred upon  the others. We can only wonder whether this is  the ground upon which all the churches in Canada  except three are ignored in the Order of Precedence.  ���Elliott'8. Rowe."  Fred Irvine & Co's big sale has been a great  attraction for bargain hunters this week. This firm  has a way of its own of making times good.  The population  was increased this  week by the  arrival in the family of Mr. Jacob Dover of a son.   ;  The dog poisoner is getting in his deadly work  these days. Several fanciers mourn the loss of their  favorite canines. P. G. The Derelict.  IT was on the fourteenth day out from Wellington,  New Zealand, when we were about 180 miles to  the southward of Cape Horn, that we fell in  with the derelict ship. Her name; still faintly to be  read on the scarred timbers, was Resolution. That  is all we learned about her from personal observation, for the fact that her hold was half full of water  precluded the possibility of careful examination.  But on board of her we discovered a human derelict. He was lying in a heap in the galley, and at  first we thought it was a mere bundle of furs and  rags. Closer scrutiny, however, revealed the fact  that the bundle was a man. There was a flicker of  life in him���no more. - '��  ���" Pull him around if you can," said the skipper to  the ship's doctor. "I should like to hear how it  was that he was drifting around in that old hulk,  which, by the way, is a danger to navigation;"  My one fellow passenger, a man named Holroyd,  and myself hailed with satisfaction the doctor's announcement a couple of days later that the patient  was sufficiently recovered to come up on deck and  spend an hour with .us in the saloon. We half led,  half carried him from his berth and eat him down  on the after lockers:  The stranger  looked from   one to the other of us  with   an expression   that was pitiful   in his   eager  Ionging to give utteranee to some half  formed ideas.  Then suddenly he turned to me and asked :  "What year is this ?"   I told him.  " I thbught it was' perhaps a frightful dream," he  murmured, "but it^  was  reality.     Six   years !   My  God, six years !":< ������       -.:-(..,. -;'���- ��� i^  He stopped abrnptl.y and covered his face with his  hands. Holroyd poured out a glass of wine and  gave it to him. This brightened him up a bit, and  he slowly began again: .:',.  " On the 20th of December, ?ix years ago, we sailed  from Adelaide in the ship Enterprise on an exploring expedition in the antarctic regions. The captain's name wart Cleveland.  " We steered for Kerguelan island, where we  landed some seal fishers, and then proceeded on our  voyage. On the 27th of January we made out some  high land on the port bow. To the west the water  was full of summer ice, but the water was clear to  the southward, and we pushed on until the'23d of  March, when we were beset in the ice pack, and it  was only with the greatest difficulty that we warped  the ship into a small inlet which the captain determined to make his winter quarters.  "As soon as the ship was safely moored we  started to explore this desolate land, which no living  man had ever set foot upon or even seen. It was  evidently part of a great southern continent which  stretched beyond the pole itself. And over those  frightful and voiceless solitudes 'if srvnv Cleveland  determined to force his way as soon as spring rendered  traveling possible.  " With the first traces of returning light we made  preparations for an expedition to the south, and on  the 24th of September we started. For a month we  traveled under a sky as blue as Italy's, and then the  weather changed. Fogs, snowstorms and galea succeeded each other, rendering traveling a work of  Kuch difficulty and danger that we had to make the  best of our way back to the ship, which we reached  in January, only to find that the ice had forced her  high up on the shore amid a mass of debris. She  was still habitable', though she would never float  again,  " Six more weary months dragged by. Escape  to the north being cut off by a barrier of ice mountains, Captain Cleveland made another attempt to  cross the polar sea, or continent, whichever it was,  and reached Graham Land, where he might be  picked up by a whaler.  " Our original crew of 35 was now reduced by  sickness and accident to about 20. We carried a  quantity of provisions, hoisted the ensign at the  peak and bade goodby to the Enterprise on Oct. 26.  ;"As we advanced farther the peaks and rough  ground fell away until an unbroken sheet of snow  stretched away before, us. Nowhere else on earth  would it be possible to find such utter desolation.  "The crew held a consultation, and even the  boldest of them, being dismayed by the gloomy  prospect, addressed a request to Captain Cleveland  to return to the Enterprise. This he refused to do/  but eight men determined to go back alone, and so  giving them one of the sledges;and their provisions'  we parted company. Whether they ever reached  the ship I know not. ^ f /  " We kepton and on, forever, .toward the south;  and one by one my companions died along the road  until there were only four of us -left���the captain;  mvself and two seamen. It was about this time  that I fell into a sort of trance. How long I coh-1  tinned in this daz^d state I do not know,but when  I recovered consciousness I found myself standing  on a rocky "headland gating down upon a ship  which was imbedded: in the center of a field of  rough ice. A few paces from me stood Captaih  Cleveland, gaunt and hollowefJ-eyed.- ,/'$b one else  was in sight.   ' /���;;;. ^ >;';'' -;;' '-;.  "The strange ship was the American whaler"  Resolution, which we discovered from her log had  been abandoned in latitude 74 degrees south and  longitude 90 degrees west 38 years before. I could  not believe my eyes when I read ,90 degrees west  longitude.1     What does it mean ?   I muttered.  "���'It means,' said Captain Cleveland,,. .-that .we  have crossed the south polar continent; frpm the  eastern to the western hemisphere. We have done  that which will make us famous.' Famous! Of  what use was fame to us ?"  " It is the strangest story I ever beard," said  Holroyd.  4 " We found a quantity of provisions on board,"1  the speaker continued, " most of which was in good'  condition. And aboard the old whaler we took up*  our winter quarters. 1 won't trouble you with an  account of how we passed our long, weary months-  of imprisonment. I lost ail account of time, but I  believe now that for nearly three years that ship's  cabin was our home.  "Such a life will shake the foundations of the  strongest mind, and it was near the end of another  polar night that Cleveland suddenly went mad,  clambered down upon the ice and ran wildly toward the south.     I never saw him again."  The narrator broke down completely at thispoint,  but soon took up his story.  "Gradually, inch by inch, the ship worked her  way through'miles of pack ice, and one morning I  awoke to find a glorious expanse of open water in  front of me, through which the ship slowly, glided.  For days-���aye, weeks���I drifted on over the deserted  ocean, with never a sail in sight. The loneliness  was awful. I longed for "companionship and dared  not go down into the cabin, for every sound made  me start in terror,"  '.^%  ��� Hit THE NELSON ECONOMIST  9  \  :.\  During the latter part of his recital the wanderer's  voice had grown weaker and weaker, his pauses  longer and more frequent. We again offered him  wine, but he refused it.  " At length I took up my abode on deck altogether,  living in the galley," he went on. ���'And from that  time until I found myself���here���I remember���  nothing.     How long���I have-^-been drifting"���  0He stopped and gazed at us with a glassy stare.  Then he tried to speak again,-but no words came  from his lips. Suddenly bio head fell forward upon  his chest, and his arms dropped limply to his side.  The doctor caught him as he collapsed, and between  us we carried him to his bunk. .Ere another day's  sun arose he was dead. The derelict had reached  port at last.  Such is the strange story of James Wilson, found  on the ship Resolution, as told "by himself.���St.  Louis Republic.  Duchess.     " Well, Your  Royal   Highness,"   stam  mered the poor steward; "with your permission, he's  SHORT STORIES  One of ihe stories which Levi Hutchins, the old-  time clock-maker of Concord, New Hampshire, delighted to tell related to the youth of Daniel Webster. ' One morning," said the old man, .-" while  I was taking breakfast at the tavern kept by Daniel's  father, Daniel and his brother Ezekfel, who were  little boys with dirty faces and snarly hair, came to  the table and a>ked me for bread and butter. I  complied with their request, little thinking that they  would become very distinguished men. Daniel  dropped his piece of bread on the sandy floor, and  the butter side, of course, was down. He looked at  it a-moment,, then picked it up and showed jt to me,  saying : 'What a pity 1 Please give me a piece of  bread buttered on boih sides ; then if 1 let it fall one  of the buttered sides will he up.'"  Ostentatious disclaimers of tbe patriotic sentiment  deserve as little sympathy as the false pretenders to  an exaggerated share of it. A great statesman is  responsible for an apophthegm on that aspect of the  topic which always deserves to be quoted in the  same breath rs Dr. Johnson's too familiar half-  truth (*' Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel").  When Sir Francis Burdett, the Radical leader in the  early days of the last century avowed scorn  for the normal instinct of patriotism, Lord  John Russell, the leader of the Liberal party  in the House of Commons, sagely retorted : "The  honorable member talks of the cant of patriotism ;  but there is something worse than the cant of patriotism, and that is the recant of patriotism." Mr.  Gladstone declared Lord John's repartee to be the  beet that he ever heard.  On her way out to Australia on the " Ophir" the  Duchess of Cornwall and York " killed time" by  taking photographs of anything and everything.  On one occasion she expressed a wish to take a snapshot of a certain pieturepque and original member of  the staff. One of the t>towards was sent to inform  the man of Pier Royal Highness's pleasure. Presently he returned, and said in  an  almost tragic  tone   of   voice :   "I have   informed Mr. , your  Royal Highness, of you wishes, and he begs me to  say that he will have the honor of presenting himself in a few minutes," "This is most annoying!"  said the Duchess. "Surely, the man might have  put off his business for a few minutes 1"  " Well, your - Royal Highness, I'm afraid  he couldn't," nervously and apologetically replied   the   steward.     " Why   not ?"    queried   the  ���he's  n  a  Well   he's   what?"   askeqV Her  Royal  Highness.     "He's just on   the   point ol being   seasick I"  Oneof the most kind-hearted men in the world  was the late Bishop Joseph P. Wilmer of Louisana.  He could not hurt the feelings of the humblest mortal. He was once traveling in England with his  cousin, Bishop Richard Wilmer, when an incident  occurred which showed Bishop Joseph's readiness in  a trying situation. The twoj* Bishops were being  entertained by a gentleman ..who thought his wife  had all the musical talent and accomplishment that  anv human l>��ing cm possess. He.insisted upon a  specimen of her performance. The two apo3tolic  cousins stood near the piano. Bishop Richard,  recognizing that a compliment would be necessary  and difficult to make, quietly stepped back, as most  men do on such occasions, leaving the position of  honor to Bishop, wondering what the end would be  after " the assault upon the ivory keys" might suddenly terminate in an awkward selah. Bishop.  Joseph, with dignity and sweetness of thought, spoke  to the hungry soul of the adoring husband : "Is  that touch of your wife natural or required ?" "Oh,  it is perfectly natural," replied the delighted spouse.  " I thought it was," said the bishop, "for I don't  think such a touch could be acquired."  That inveterate joker, Sothern the actor, had  made an appointment with Toole, the comedian, to  dine at a well known London restaurant. The hour  of meeting was fixed and Sothern arrived some few  minutes before the appointed time. An elderly  gentleman was dining at a table at some little distance from that prepared for the tsvo actors. He  was reading a newspaper which he had comfortably  arranged before h$m as he was eating his dinner.  Sothern walked up to him and striking him a smart  blow between the shoulders said :  " Hello, old fellow ! Who would have thought of  seeing you here ? I thought you never"-��� The assaulted diner turned around angrily, when Sothern  exclaimed : "'I beg you a thousand pardons, sir. I  thought you were an old friend of mine���a family  man whom I never expected to see here. I hope  you will pardon me."  The old gentleman growled a reply, and Sothern  returned to his table, where he was presently joined  by Toole, to whom he said : "See that old boy ?  I'll bet you half a crown you daren't go and give  him a slap on the back and pretend you have mistaken him for a friend."  "Done I" said Toole, and done it was immediately  with a result that may be imagined.  Hals for horses have certainly caught on in the  most remarkable way. Only three or four years  ago a city philanthropist who offered to supply them  free of charge found very few people enterprising or  courageous enough to accept the invitation. Luton,  the headqua.'ters of the straw plait industry,  sneered at the whole business, nrid regarded it as  merely a passing eccentricity. Now, however, a  horse looks scarcely dressed unless it wears a sun-  hat, and experience has showed that these head  coverings are of considerable value in hot weather.  Luton, too, is beginning to understand that there is  a future for this kind of millinery, with the result  that the hats one now sees at the West-end are such  that any horse may feel proud of wearing.- -London  Chronicle. 10  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  It is announced that the government of Victoria, Australia, is going to hold a national and inter  nationalexposition in the district  of Bencngo, to commemorate the  discovery of the gold fields in 1851.  All branches of the arts and  sciences, the industries, inventions,  etc., will be represented.  The De Beers Diamond Mines at  Kimberley paid no dividend for  the year ending June, 1900, but the  war wras no loss to the company.  The price of diamonds increased,  and forty per cent, dividends were  paid for the year ending June,  1901. The ��5 shares of the company are now worth ��32, which is  higher than the price before the  war.  Placer Miner McCague,   who has  succeeded in   cleaning   up   nearly  $200 worth of gold from the south  fork of "the Lardeau,   at Ten   Mile,  six   miles   from    Ferguson,  is    in  town.      He  has   been   prospecting  for new ground, and   will return to  his sluice   boxes   to-dav.     One   ol  the nuggets he  washed   out   worth  $25, now adorns a valuable  watch  chain,   made   of   pieces   of   Ail in  gold; worn by   W. B.   Pool.     The  chain   was a   presentation   to  Mr.  Pool   from     Gold     Commissioner  Graham.       Mr.      McCague     had  -.severa i   nuggets   ra ngi ng   from   $2'  to   $20 in   value.     Thousands of  dollars  were   piacer d   out  of   the  Lardeau creek,   around   Ferguson,  in the earlier days, but  compar-a-  tively   little   attention   has   been  paid   to   its   possibilities of   late.  Where   Mr.    McCague    found pay  ground, he averged $12 a  day as a  clean up.���Lardeau.Eagle.  perties will continue to ship!  small quantities of ore weekly.  The working mines in the camp  were reduced by one during the  week through the trouble at the  New St. Elmo. Up to the present  time .no special effort has been  made to get the work started there  and it is extremely improbable  that the management will resume  operations until such time as they  are able to have their development  work performed for less than $6  per day for each of the men  engaged.-���Rossland Miner.  The   output    of   ore   from   the  Rossland camp for the  week   ending last ni,ght would   be ridiculous  vto contemplate if it were not pain-  vfiil. ,.rTha,t^he  entire  tonnage  of  Rossi*ahd's%reat   mines, prof ertie>-  that have made  Canada known in  the  eyes of tlie  woild,  should be  represented by three  figures is an  object les.-on on the effects of labor  troubles that cannot fail to impress  the   most    prejudiced    spectator.  The   principal    producer   for   the  week was  the  Iron   Mask,  whose  output was eight cars averaging 20  tons each, or 160  tons.     This was  swelled by a carload   shipped from  the Spitzee, making  the  total   for  the week 180 tons.     Not  a pound  of ore  was shipped to  Northport  and tho  shipments to Trail   are so  insignificant beside the .12,000 tons,  which is   the   normal  product   of  Rossland's mines, that companion  is futile.     Jt  is  even  conceivable  that   the   camp's   output   should  vanish   altogether,   but  the   probability  is  that the  smaller  pro-  Si oca n Drill :   Shipments   from  the   local   division   for the   week  amount to   100   tons, raising   the  grand    total for   the year to   2773  tons.     The Enterprise sent out 40  tons and has another carload ready  to come  down.     They   have sent  out 300 tons for the year, being an  average of 40 tons a month.   From  ihe Arlington 80 tons was shipped,  making   its   tonnage   2240.     The  prospects for heavy   shipments for  the   remainder   of the season   are  bright,   as   several   properties  are  sacking ore.     The dry   ores are in  demand   and    treatment    charges  have been reduced, giving  smaller  prospects every   encouragement   to  ship.    It requires but 74   tons   to  equal the total export of last year.  To do this  will   be quite easy,   as  the Arlington ha put on additional  teams for hauling ore and the   Enterprise   has     opened   -up   larger  bodies of mineral.     Last year  exports from this-division  amounted  to 2847 tons, made up from 10 pro  perties.     Following is a list of the  shipments this year to date :  Arlington  ...... 2240  Enterprise  300  Two Friends.  40  Black Prince  100  Bondholder....  23  Chapleau ��� 15  Speculator..  10  Phoenix  23  V.& M.........  ... 20  Ksmeralda . ��� 2  2773  Notice to Delinquent Co-Owner.  To Im roily, or to any person or persons  to whom lio ivmy hnvo transferred IiIh Intor-  (���hI. In tho Monlnna mineral olulm, situated  about three miles north IVom (Jrosfon, unci  reoordod In tho Kooordor's Olllee for tho C.Jon I  Klvor Mining Division of West Kootenay DIs-  trlot!  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