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Array VOL. IV.  NELSON, B.C., WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1901  NO. 44  THE NELSON ECONOMIST is issued every  Wednesday. Subscription: $2.00 per annum ; IE PAID IN ADVANCE, $1-50. CORRESPONDENCE OF GENERAL INTEREST RESPECTFULLY  SOLICITED. ONLY ARTICLES OE MERIT WILL BE  ADVERTISED IN THESE COLUMNS, AND THE IN  TERESTS OF READERS WILL BE CAREFULLY  GUARDED AGAINST IRRESPONSIBLE PERSONS AND  WORTHLESS ARTICLES.  A GLANCE over a recent division on a Government measure in the Local House, is likely to  perplex one as to the relationship certain men bear  to the party on whose platform they went to the  country last year. For instance, we find, three  Victoria members, avowed supportersof the Government, voting with the Opposition. Again, the nameg  of several members of the Opposition appear on the  Government side in the division. Under these circumstances, is it any wonder the people of British  Columbia are beginning to ask themselves, whither  are we drifting ?   ' " "  Within a few days the Tribune will install in its  office two of the latest improved Mergenthalar typesetting machines. Since it became a daily the Tribune  has been pet by hand, which in the matter of supplying all the news has placed it at a great disadvantage. With two type-setting machines, it  will be enabled to supply its readers with at least  three times the present quantity of its reading matter,  and at less expense than now incurred in setting the  paper by hand. Therefore, this means a  great deal to the publishers as well as to the public.  We would like to learn of any city on this continent  the size'of Nelson that can boast of two daily papers  of the merit of the Tribune and Miner, Both papers  are certainly entitled to the generous support of the  public. Of course it doeBn't cost The Economist  much to make this magnanimous suggestion.  Thk To'on tp Telegram strike' a responsive chord  in the heart of every Canadian in the following  paragraph : "Queen's Birthday is Canada's only  epringtime holiday, and in this respect theDominion  if* worne off than England and no better off than  the Stales. The United States secutes a holiday  by observing May 80th as Decoration Day, while  Easter Monday and Whit Monday supply ,the English people with two spring holidays in the room  and stead of Canada's Um��-honoured Queen's Birthday. May 24ih is Canada'^ natural holiday, consecrated to pleasure and patriotism by the associations ofuearly sixty-three years. To break with  theae associations and abandon  the 24th of May  to  commerce and industry would deprive Canadians of  the holiday which they have always enjoyed and  which they really need. The date of Queen Victoria's  birth fits in with Canada's need of a holiday, and  the 24th of May should be enjoyed by Canadians  so long as grass grows and water runs."  " It's really too bad," said a Methodist clergyman,  " that the fight should be going on while this conference is in progress. You see, it divide? the interest." Yet people say the Methodist clergy are too  solemn W perpetrate a joke.  If, as is alleged by many, that the Government  did not accomplish very much real good during the  session just closed, it certainly cannot, be charged  that the country was damaged to any extent  by injurious legislation. This is more than can be  claimed for its predecessor.  " The Helmet of Navarre," is a new novel recently written by Bertha Runkle. A first edition  of 100,000 copies has been called for, a record almost unprecedented in first editions. The book is  beautifully illustrated. It is published by The Copp,  Clark Company Limited, Toronto, and is for sale by  the Canada Drug & Book Company, Limited, Nelson.  Paper 75c ;   Cloth,$1.25.  At the very beginning the author wins the interest  of her readers ; the fascination never ebbs, but increases steadily to the close. Like a bit of driftwood on a spring freshet, the reader is swept unresistingly away on its strong splendid current.  Upon the death in 1589, of Henry III of Prance,  the Duke of St. Quentin, one of the greatest nobles  of the Court, and no friend to King Henry of Navarre,  or the Guises, retired in Picardie. On learning,  however, in 1591], the Huguenot King's intention to  turn Catholic, he swore allegiance to him, and undertook for him a mission into the city, the stronghold  of the League. Thither followed the Duke's page,  Felix Bronx, who tells the story.  Before he had been in the city 24 hours, Felix  falls into the hands of conspirators plotting to murder  his master. Among the number he discovers several  gentleman of M, le Duo's hotel���Lucas, his secretary,  Gervais, his nephew, and one (l Yeux-gris," who  saves the lad's life at risk of his own, and whom we  shall not here unmask. After a bloody fracas,  " Yeux-grls," wounded, sets off with Felix and takes  lodging at Trois Lanternes.  "Yeux-gris," though at heart a Kingsraan, had,  until a month past, been a frequent visitor at the  Hotel de Lorraine, the residence of the Duke de 4  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  r;  Mayenne, the League's Lieutenant-General, the  attraction being Mayenne's beautiful cousin Lorance,  Mile. decMontluc. Receiving, shortly after his  arrival at Trois Lanterne3, a note from Mile, inviting him to return that evening to the Hotel de  Lorraine, he dispatches Felix to her with word that  he is unable to go himself, and with full assurance  of his devotion. The lad finds her in a splendid  drawing-room,  in  a  gay crowd of people.  She was clad in amber. She was tall, and carried  herself in stately grace. - Her black hair shadowed  a cheek as purely white and pink as that of any  yellow-haired Frisian girl, while her eyes, under  their sooty lashes, shone blue like corn-flowers.  After a brief audience Felix is taken away and  flogged. One incident follows another of such  perilous nature that the tension would become in-,  supportable were it not that the reader happily bethinks himself of the fact, every now and then, that  as Felix tells the story, he, naturally, each time  must make good his escape. Later, we come upon  " Yeux-gris" sitting before the Hotel de St. Quentin,  having reinstated himself in favor   with M. le   Due.  He had dropped his rusty black for a suit of azure  and  silver ;   his  sword and   poniard   were  heavy  with silver chasings. His blue hat, its white .plumes  pinned in a silver buckle,  lay  on  the stone  beside ,  him.     He was engaged in tuning a lute.  Several thrilling adventures follow. We find  him disguised as an Italian goldsmith, with Felix  as his sister, showing his wares to the ladies in the  Hotel de Lorraine. They are recognized by Lorance  and one of her friends ; the latter, by a clever ruse,  clearing the room of all save Lorance, thus affording  the lovers a brief interview.  "Monsieur 1 Monsieur 1 This is madness ! You  must go I"  ';.'��� Are you sorry I came ?" he demanded, vibrantly.  " Are you sorry, Lorance ?"  His eyes held hers ; she threw pretence to the  winds.  " No, monsieur, I am glad. For if we never meet  again, we have had this.,?  "Aye ; If I die to-night, I have had to-day."  Their voices were like the rune of the heart of the  forest, like the music of deep streams.  On the way home, "Yeux-gris" is arrested, charged  with a murder of which another is guilty, and  carried off to the Bastille. Mayenne, wrathful that  he should have been before his face and he not know  it, swears that " Yeux-gris" shall die ; and enraged  also against Lorance, declares that also on the  morrow she shall marry one whom she despises.  Here we must leave the reader, though it be tantalizing, anticipating a happy denoxtement of affairs  political and domestic.  The Victoria Colonist is of the opinion that the  question of retiring allowances to superannurteel  public servants is one of considerable moment, and  we are not suprised that there is a wide difference  of opinion upon it. Not British Columbia only, but  the whole Dominion has to face it. In fact it is  one of the most difficult of all questions in the  routine   administration of a government.    When  men want an office, they are always ready to admit that the salary is ample. When they get it  they are very likely to ask for an increase. The  truth of tbe matter is that civil servants everywhere  live up to their salaries, as a rule, and the most that  any of them do is to keep their lives insured. Very  few of them contemplate the possibility of their usefulness ending through old age, and as a matter of  fact not many of them have to be retired by reason  of old age. There may be a good many cases of  superannuation throughout the Dominion, but in a  large number of instances the retirement has been  for political reasons rather than anything else. But  there are cases where old and faithful public servants  are compelled to give upjvork, and while it is very  true that perhaps a man ought to begin to save for  old age as soon as he is put on a regular salary, we  know that as a matter of fact very few people do  so, either when employed by the government  or by individuals We suppose that the  only reasonable way in which to deal with  this is to take up each case when it arrives and deal  with it upon its merits. The House may be trusted  to do what is fair in every case, and the burden  upon the taxpayers is  not likely to be onerous.  A shipment of Manitoba flour has been forwarded  from Winnipeg to London, England, to be  thence carried back to a trading post on Hudson's  Bay. From Winnipeg to the Hudson's Bay post  in question the distance in a straight line is insignificant by comparison with the distance from  either of these points to London.  If Mr. James Hill got anything for nothing from  British Columbia, the same doe�� not appear in the  printed proceedings of the British Columbia Legislature.  Sir Charles Gavan Duffy recently celebrated his  eighty-fifth birthday. He resides at Nice and is  hale and hearty. It will soon be sixty years since  he wer,t to gaol with O'Conneil. After a year's imprisonment he went to the antipodes and left Ireland " like a bleeding corpse on the dissecting table."  He returned home with an English title which he  still wears.  A contemporary rather appropriately remarks  that "the 24th of May is a natural born holiday,  and it is quite right that parliament should recognize  it as such."  The Marquis de Fontenoy cables as follows to a  Philadelphia paper : " King Edward's new money,  which is shortly to make its appearance, will be the  first issue for mora than 400 years of English  coins with a full-bearderi head. Henry VIII. was  the last British sovereign whose features appeared  upon the coins of the realm adorned with a beard.  Incidently I may  mention   that   those who   are  ram  HnHHH THE NELSON ECONOMIST  particular in the matter of statistics would do well  tctake note that the figures to be issued by the  British Government as the result of the census taken  on March 31 last will be incorrect. Indeed, it  will be necessary to add one additional male adult,  to the figures in question iki order to secure the  exact number of the immense agglomeration of  human beings constituting the population of the  British Empire. That there should be a mistake  of only one unit in over 300,000,000 would not be  worthy of note were it not fur the individual importance of that unit, who is no other than King  Edward. On March 31 everybody in Windsor  Castle, as elsewhere throughout the British Empire,  gave his or her name, age and other data to be  entered on the official form prepared for the purpose.  Only one name at Windsor was omitted, namely,  that of King Edward. This was due. to the fact that  the census is taken by virtue of a law enacted by  Parliament which applies to all subjects of the Crown  from Queen Alexandra down to the most degraded  Indian pariah or Australian black. King Edward,  however, is not subject to law, but above it, and no  law enacted by Parliament can compel his conduct.  It is a curious fact that Queen Victoria never paid  any attention to this fact, and gave her name on  each occasion that a census was taken just as if she  had been an ordinary British citizen. But King  Edward is keenly alive to all his sovereign rights  and prerogatives, and is determined that no one of  them shall be overlooked or be allowed to fall into  oblivion."  Trail will celebrate the inauguration of its new  city governmont by a grand demonstration on  Dominion Day. The business men and citizens  generally have signified their intention of giving  generous aid to the undertaking, and it is evident  that July 1st will be a day long to be remembered,  by the citizens of Trail at least.  Smith Curtis has never been regarded a very  robust specimen of politician, but when W. W. B.  Mclrines got through dissecting him the other day  in the House there was not enough left of the man  from Rossland to make a decent funeral.  Mr. C. W. West has just returned from a visit to  the Similkameen. Mr, West has formed a very  high opinion of the possibilities of that portion of  British Columbia, and will return there before long.  The Peking Gazette--which justly claims to be  the oldest newspaper in the world, having been  founded in 1130���may be said to have appeared with  an irregularity tantamount to suspension during  the late Chinese troubles. A very few copies of this  journal have survived those troubles, as the boxers  made a point of destroying all the printed matter  they could lay their hands on containing edicts,  etc., hostile to their cause, and of decapitating its  publishers. Consequently, the Gazette had to be  secretly printed, and  it is only lately that some  members of the editorial staff have been able to return to Peking under the protection of the American authorities there. It is a significant circum-  stance that, during its existence for seven and a half  centuries, every suspicion of its publication Has been  followed by the establishment of a new dynasty  and it will be interesting to see whether this precedent will be followed on the present occasion.  It is certainly a matter for congratulation that  the reverend gentlemen of the Methodist Conference  are a unit in stating that the hospitality of Nelson  citizens surpasses that of any place in which a conference has previously been held in British Columbia.  The rumor that Mr. J. C. Brown was likely to  enter the Provincial Cabinet, appears- to be fairly  well authenticated.     ;"'  The Methodist Conference han gone on record as  being in favor of placing the liquor traffic under  government control. While this might eliminate  the monetary ^interest of the traffic, it might also do  away with a big campaign fund in the case of  general  elections.  The announcement that the Hall Mining and  Smelting company has a richer body of ore in the  Silver King Mine than at any previuus time will be  received with pleasure by tne citizens of Nelson.  It is understood that Hon. Mr. Turner will reriiini  his portfolio next, week, after which he will make a  tour of the interior, and then proceed to London.  It is a little late in the day for Mr. W. W. B. Mc-  Innes   to   apologize   for  the   action   of   ex-Lieut.-  Governor Mclnnes in dismissing the Turner Ministry, ^  but it is better late than never.  Great interest is being taken in the action of the  Nelson Furniture company, to recover fire losses.  Not only are the parties to the action interested, but  the citizens who are insured in other companies as  well.  Mr. C. A. Gregg has had control of the Rossland  Miner only one week, and already that paper shows  marked signs of improvement.  It is announced that negotiations which hive  been pending for three monthB between the American  Cigar Company, a branch of the American Tobacco  Company, and the Havana American Cigar  Company owners of the largest clear Havana cigar  factories in the U. S. have been completed in Tampa,  All. the factories of the latter company's will pass  into the possession of the Tobacco Co. The Havana  American Co. recently formed a consolidation. It  owns clear Havana cigar factories at Tampa, Key-  west, Chicago, New Orleans, New York and Bing-  hampton, N. Y.     It is capitalized at $10,000,000.  nv/mmmmMmasmmmiam >^M��Bg��aiJ����u��^i<ata��ciw����iaps����3^  1  6  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  I  P  ft4*  i'  1  i  THE Methodist Conference, now in session in  Nelson, is not only an important matter to  the members of that religious denomination,  but also to the citizens of the Kootenay metropolis.  It is only in the more important cities these conferences are held, and the fact that Nelson was  selected as the point for this conference is a recognition on the part of this religious denomination of the  increasing importance of this city. I have no data  at hand showing the relative strength of the  Methodists as compared with the other religious  denominations in this Province, but I should suppose that they stand very close to the top of the list.  One thing is certain, that in the matter of leaders of  thought the clergy of the Methodist Church stand  second to none. The address of Rev. Elliott S.  Rowe in the opera house last Sunday to the work-  ingmen of Nelson will emphasize my contention in  this respect. It was a masterly elucidation of prevailing conditions and more conclusively than anything else could do established the relationship that  should exist between master and man. Mr. Rowe  is a student, and his sermons on the subject which  he has made his special-study are refined, scholarly  and instructive. It is sometimes complained that  the masses are gradually falling away from the  churches. A few sermons on the subjects which  Mr. Rowe discusses might check this quite apparent  alienation. This is a practical age and the Methodist  Church is showing its .wisdom in adopting new  methods in gathering in the sheep to the fold.  There are other clergymen of this religious persuasion  well qualified to deal with questions of this character,  and none more so than Rev. Mr. White, and I have  wondered why this gentleman does not preach a  sermon or so every month precisely on the same  line as that adopted by Mr. Rowe.  The fact that there were only two cases to be tried  at the present assizes affords the most convincing  evidence of the law-abiding character of the people  of the Kootenays. What other mining camp on  the continent can show such a record ? Mining  camps are proverbially the hot-beds of lawlessness  and outlawry. The certain punishment of offenders  may have much to do with the almost absolute  freedom of our people from serious crime, for our administration of justice is well-known to lawbreakers all over the continent, It should not be  overlooked either that in the two criminal cases  tried here, both men were shown to be innocent.  The mysterious waves which have done so much  damage to life and limb and to steamships, recently, properly belong to that class of physical, phenomena for which there is as yet no  satisfactory explanation, unless it be that of submarine earthquakes. Whatever the cause, certain  it is that they have taken place time and again, and  always caused much damage on account of their  sudden and unexpected appearance and the awful  power wielded while they last, One of the worst  known occurred in the year 1869, It was the first  clay of November, and the people of Oran, Algeria,  had been experiencing beautiful weather. No  breeze was blowing, and the harbor was stirred by  scarcely a ripple. Even after it was all over,  marines on vessels lying a few miles out   from shore  said no storm of any  kind had   been  experienced,  yet the people on shore suddenly notiaed the approach  of a tide of unparalleled height and violence  which  submerged the coast  line  far   beyond  the ordinary  mark, and destroyed in its  course  much  valuable  property.     On the tide's  ebbing,   when the  danger  was supposed to be  over,  great  submarine  billows  broke over the harbor and coast  and beat furiouslv  against the splendid new mole lately constructed for  the protection of the port for the space of   thirty-six  hours.   Receding,   the   immense   waves  uncovered  the foundations of the mole to the depth of eight yards  below the ordinary water level, and, advancing, broke  high over the vessels within the harbor, some of them  sending their spray clean over Fort Lamonno���that  is to &ay more than one hundred yards high.    Those  terrible   shocks,   repeated    with   regularity   every  minute,   soon racked and rent  the pier on the   seaside ;   in the space of a few hours great  fissures on  the top and on the side next the town became visible  and its  total destruction  was seen   to be inevitable.  Before evening scarcely a   vestige  remained  of  the  once splendid mole, which,   on   the  morning of the  same day, measured nine hundred yards in   length,  and seemed to be able to   resist  the storms of many  centuries.  There seems to be no good reason why   the   forthcoming   celebration   of  Dominion   Day   in   Nelson  should not eclipse all former efforts in that direction.  We have the experience of  the past to guide us, and  we should now   know ju-t   about what the   people  want.    There appears to be some question as to  the  advisability of prolonging the   celebration   to   three  days.     The experience of last year, I think, should  teach us that all  the events can easily   be crowded  into two days and perhaps less.     The  day  coming  on Monday this year it  might be   well  to  consider  the wisdom   of taking up  the  Saturday   previous,  giving Sunday to the visitors to take in the park and  to those of a devout turn of mind an opportunity of  attending some one of our many places  of   worship,  on which occasion no doubt our clergymen would be  pleased to preach sermons suitable for the occasion.  One thing should be avoided in any event and that  is undertaking too much.     What is worth doing  at  all is worth doing well.-  Emmanuel Church congregation supplemented  the usual services last Sunday evening with a sacred  musical recital. Counter attractions in the way of  services by visiting clergymen prevented many from  being^present, but it is likely that are petition of this  recital would attract a greater number.  The announcement that ex-President Kruger will  come to America in June says the Toronto Saturday  Night, probably means that he will be an attraction  at the Buffalo fair. This would be almost as popular a feature with Canadians as with their Yankee  cousins. There are thousands of people in this  country who would like to get a peep at the old man  with the funny clothes and whiskers who caused the  war, But the chancQs are strong'that if Paul  Kruger comes to Buffalo he will be made the center of  offensive demonstrations against everything British.  The present mayor of Buffalo, who has presided at  Maude Oonne's meetings and at every kind of  Anglophone demonstration since he came into office,  can be relied upon to give official countenance and  approval to the apotheosis of Kruger should the  latter come to the great Tin-Pan, The positions of  the Fair officials booming Kruger and at the same  time welcoming Canadians with out-stretched arms  lw^.....^.!.,.....^.^,.......^..^���^^.i.^J.i.J.^^,i.^���.L^.,..i^L...i. .. mlnfli mil [tin THE NELSON ECONOMIST  would be a peculiar one. Yet the feat could doubtless  be accomplished by the smooth gentlemen who have  so far worked the Canadian press without paying a  cent for the space. They still accept Canadian  money at par in the city of the great Tin-Pan.  Buffalo may easily be made the base for dynamite  operations against Canadian public works this year,  as it was last. Taken altogether, the situation is  interesting, and should give the people of this country occasion to pause and ponder.  A United States naval officer relates   this as true:  a Some one had brought grog aboard ship in  goodly quantities, and a large share of the crew reported to quarters one afternoon in anything but a  fit condition to work the vessel Next morning  the captain started a rigid investigation of the affair.  The crew was again lined up on deck and in turn  each member Was catechized.  " 'Goodacre, stand out,' would call the chief petty  officer, and then the skipper would say :  "'Goodacre, do you know who brought liquor  aboard ship   yesterday?"  " *I cannot answer, sir/the man replied.  . " So it went through the whole list of the crew  and the officers were well-nigh at their wits'end to  know how to get at the bottom of the whole affair.  Suddenly there appeared a rift in the black cloud of  mystery.  ���" A coal passer just up from the fire-hole came on  deck, and walking up to the commander, saluted,  saying : \  "'You.have not asked me yet, captain.'  "A grunt of satisfaction came from the captain.  Here at last was an honest man among all the crew.  He would tell all.  "������Well, Smithers, who brought the grog on board?'  .,:...'���." The man's hand   again   went to his  cap in   respectful salute as he said \  "'I cannot   answer, sir.'  "What happened to. him ? Well, it didn't get  into the official records."  "DearNell," he wrote, "these violets  ��� I've made so bold to send to you,  Shall be my mute ambassadors;  And each shall tell how deep and true  The sender's love is, craving yours  For him.     What messengers more meet ?  Are they hot typical of you,  They are so sweet ?".  " Dear Jack," she wrote, " your violets  Have just this moment been received.  Their message took me by surprise,  'Twas something scarce to be believed.  I send my answer back with them ;  What litter messengers for you ?  So typical of how you'll feel,  They are so blue !"  The meeting between those two gentlemanly exponents of " the manly art of self-defense"���Messrs.  Burns and Goff���was more in the nature of an exchange of friendly greetings than a really up-to-date  pugilistic encounter. The most pronounced antagonist of the prize ring could have witnessed the  whole exhibition without endangering his chances for  preference in the distribution of crowns of glory in  the next world. Indeed, it was a very tame affair  all through, although I would not like to say that  I would be at all anxious to have administered on  my anatomy even in smaller doses a few of tho left-  halnd punches by Goff on Bums' phsiognomy and  by way of variation on the latter's stomach. If the  matter were a question of points, the decision should  certainly have gone to Goff, but as a question of  physical   endurance,   it   was   not apparent to   the  spectator that Burns would not have lasted even up  to the time of writing this paragraph. Neither one  showed much sisjns of fatigue, and it would be surprising if they did, when the lightness of the punishment administered by either to the other is taken  into consideration. Certainly the engagement was  not calculated to popularize exhibitions of this  character in future in Nelson. However, no fault  on this score can he attached to any one connected  with bringing about the meeting.  As was anticipated, the reduction of the fare to  five cents on the tram line, has resulted in greatly  increased traffic, some say it has more than doubled.  It is not likely that the c< st of operating the line has  increased, so that the tram way company are the  gainers by the increased traffic. Of course, under  the new arrangement the traffic is certain to increase  still more, and it may be that before long the Nelson  Tramway Company will develop into a profitable  enterprise. What a pity the co npany did not take  this view of the situation  a year ago.  The children's concerts in aid of the .Presbyterian  building fund and the Public- Library were really  most enjoyable events. I am very sorry that the  limited space at my disposal prevents any lengthy  reference to the various features of the programme.  Taking it all in all, the budding genius of Nelson  was well represented, to the evident enjoj'ment of  all who were present.  "Always keep up a good front. If you are down  in the world, never show it by your appearance if  you want to do business. It is an axiom of hum a n  nature that people prefer to do business with successful people, or those Who' .have that appearance,  rather than with those who are behind hand." The  above remarks are from a manufacturer who has  risen from poverty to affluence, and they are worth  keeping in one's memory. He said ; (i Not many  years ago, when I was very poor, not one of my  customers ever knew it. I spent more money on  them, and generally gave out the idea of my success. Had I not done this, but appeared poor and  shabby, I would have lost my trade. There is rio  knowing how far the appearance of prosperity goes  Magnificent office, a busy place, the indication of  wealth all impress a man, and he prefers to do business with you if you have the semblance of success,  than with  a seemingly poorer neighbor."  Every Friday till September 30 the Canadian  Pacific Railway will sell round trip ticketH to  Halcyon Springs at one way fare, $5.80, good to  return the following Monday. This should have the  effect of popularizing this resort.  During the past few days the daily papers contained telegraphic announcements of the destruction  of two churches by electric storms. I am an orthodox  Christain of the old Covenanter mould, but for the  life of me I never understand why it is that churches  are so frequently chosen for the wrathful visitations  of lightning.  I do not wish to appear importunate in the matter  of raiding  the city treasury, but I cannot overlook  this   opportunity   of   reminding   the   city   fathers  that Vernon street is still suffering from   neglect  in  the matter of much needed improvements,  John Houston ha�� returned from the CoaPt only  in time to glance over the proceedings of the Methodist Conference, P. G. i M*hi��w>��OrrF *MW����  l$2  5ft  g$3  P  P  I  1  Eta  I  I  If'  i  8  I  Hr  ?l  I  \4  1!  A Desperate Duel.  IF French gentlemen thirsting for each other's gore  really wish to know how to fight for honor's sake,  let. them visit Medicine Hat and hear the story of  how " Bulldog" Kelly and Mahone fought for theirs.  It is only necessary to say of Kelly that once in his  life he figured in a celebrated international law controversy which the then secretary of the state,  Thomas F. Bayard, ended. His mother was a friend  of John A. Logan. Mahone was nothing more nor  less than a frontier cattleman. He met Kelly first  at Calgary, where in a dispute over cards an enmity  arose between them. Subsequently they clashed  in the Medicine Hat country, and Mahone wrongfully accused Kelly of stealing stock. Kelly would  have killed him then and there but for the interference of the Canadian mounted police. Subsequently one of these policemen suggested to him  that he challenge Mahone to a duel and that they  have it out alone. Kelly evidently thought well  of the suggestion, for a day or two later, meeting  Manone in that isolated and abused town, Medicine  Hat, he quietly told him that he would meet him  the next morning as the sun rose on the Tortured  trail and prove to him that he was not a thief. Mahone nodded his head in acceptance of the defiance,  and that was all there was to the challenge.  Kelly slept in a ranchhouse that night but was up  before dawn saddling his horse. He carried for  arms two six shooters and a short hilted bear knife.  He rode away from the ranch in the heavy darkness before day break, headed for the Tortured trail.  He was a six footer, sandy haired, heavy jawed  and called " Bulldog" because he had once pitted  himself against an animal of that title and whipped  him in a free fight. His courage was extreme from  the brute point of view. To illustrate this, years  after this event, when he was on trial for his life in  a murder case, he was instructed by his attorney to  kill one of the witnesses against him in the courtroom if he attempted to give certain testimony.  "You listen to him," said the attorney, "and if  he tries to testify as to certain things let him have  it." ���'.-���  Kelly, as a prisoner, entered the courtroom with a  knife up his sleeve, and he sat through all the proceedings with his eyes on the man he was to watch.  The latter grew reckless and when he took the stand  broke down completely and did not aid the prosecution at all. He divined without knowing it that  if he testified as the prosecution believed he would  Kelly would then and there end him. And  this all took place not in a frontier court, but in a  court of the United States government.  Well, Kelly rode down the trail as gay in spirit  as a man of his nature could be. He did not whistle,  for whistling men are rarely brutal. But he abused  his horse, and that was the best of evidence that he  felt well. He watched the dark hang closer and  olosr to the plain grasses, the stars grow less brilliant  until suddenly in the east it was as if a curtain  was drawn up and the day came with the call of  wild birds and a wind which rose from the west to  meet the sun. He glanced toward Medicine Hat  and from that point, out of the black and gray of  the hour, rode Mahone, armed as his opponen t was.  They were a mile apart when they recognized  eaoh other. Kelly reigned in his horse and waited.  Mahone came on. No surgeons nor seoor��ds were in  attendance. Medicine Hat waB asleep. Mahone  drew nearer, moving a little to the left, as if to circle  aboutKelly. The latter suddenly dropped under  his   horse's   neck    and    fired.    His   bullet    just  clipped the mane of Mahone's hgrse. Mahone gave  a wild whooo and fired back, riding, as Kelly was,  Indian fashion and looking for an opening. Both  horses were now in motion, and the shots came thick  and fast. Kelly's animal went down first, screaming from a bullet through his lungs. His rider intrenched behind him. Mahone made a charge and  lost his own horse, beside-* getting a bullet through  his left arm. He, too, intrenched. In a few moments one of his shots cut a red crease across the  forehead of Kelly and filled his eyes with blood.  He wiped himself off and tied a handkerchief over  the mark.  Each was afraid to start out from his horse, but  in the coarse of half an hour their ammunition was  exhausted, and then they threw their pistols from  them and came toward each other through the grass.  with their knives ou4.. Kelly now had two good  wounds and Mahone had been shot three times. They  visibly staggered as they played for the first chance  to close in. At last the knives crossed, and Kelly  got the first thrust arid missed, for which awkwardness Mahone gaye him a savage cut. They hacked  and stabbed at each other until neither could move,  and the small population of Medicine Hat, getting  wind of what was going on, rode out and brought  them in for medical attendance. Kelly, besides his  bullet wounds, had 14 knife cuts and Mahone had  15. They were put to bed in the same room, and  the same doctor attended both. For days they lay  almost touching each other, and neither spoke.  Medicine Hat had been unable to decide which had  the better of the fight, and it seemed as if it;, would  be resumed if both lived to recover. But one morning Mahone raised himself painfully from his mattress, and he put out his hand to Kelly and said :  "You ain't no thief.     You're game.  And Kelly covered the hand with his own, and  they shook. That settled their feud. They were  under the doctor's care for three months, but when  able to get out rode away t") Medicine Hat together  thebest of friends.  That was a real fight, the only kind of a fight that  a real man goes into if he is going to fight at all. It  was a pity that Kelly did not hold his courage afterward for better uses. He became involved in one  of the most brutal murders known to the Calgary  region, escaped the hangman's nose by technicalities  and finally in Nebraska or Wyoming fell off a box  car one night and was ground to pieces by the  wheels of a transcontinental freight.  Mahone never fought again.  ' An English paper is responsible for the following  delicious story : Soon, after Lord Galloway entered  the British House of Lords, he presumed so far upon  his relationship to the Marquis of Salisbury as to  write to Disraeli to ask for the office of Master of the  Buckhounds, and he was favored with a reply which  read somewhat as follows ; " I am sorry that I cannot recommend you for the office of Master of the  Buckhounds, as Her Majesty dislikes having anybody connected with the Royal Household who uses  bad' language. But I will recommend you for the  Lord High Commissionership to the General  Assembly of the Church of Scotland." And, Bure  enough/Lord Galloway held the Lord High Com-  missionership to the General Assemblv of the Church  of Scotland, both in 1876 and 1877. How Disraeli  must have ohuokled over that note, and over the  appointment.  BWSMKB  mmmmmmmmmmmimmmwmm  wmmmmmmmm THE NELSON ECONOMIST  9  SHORT STORIES  Mr. Henniker Heaton, M.P., tells this story. An  Irishman in Canada, writing to a friend of Mr.  Heaton's said, " I know you knew Henniker Heaton  ���I know he's a friend of yours. Tell him he has  done me a great injury ; he has enabled my poor  relations to correspond with me here in Canada,  and you know I have a hundred of them in County  Clare."  my friends, and mind that neither saints nor sinners  are sleeping in the next world." Then, finding  that this general exhortation was insufficient to deter  a certain well-known member of the church from  getting his night's rest forward, the reverend gentleman turned toward the offender and said : "James  Stewart, this is the second time I have stopped to  waken ye. If I need to stop a third time, I'll expose ye by name to the whole congregation."  A good story is told of an Irish sergeant who was  wounded in the head and invalided home from South  Africa. The doctor who removed the bullet ac-  cidently removed a little bit of the brain with it.  Prompted by a sense of humor he wrote to the  sergeant and asked him if he would like this bit of  his brain returned to him. The sergeant, with true  Irish wit, replied : ;< Thank you, no. I shall not  want it, as I have got a situation in the War Office."  The negro porter in a certain office building applied to. a lawyer who had frightened him on various  occasion and asked him to write out all the big  words he knew on a piece of paper. The lawyer,  being puzzled at the request, asked the negro what  he wadted with the words. " Well, you see, boss,'  'replied the darky, "I is going to have a debate  with a sassy young nigger who thinks he is eddicated.  He don't know big words, and he hasn't got de senee  to find out how to git dem, and if you will just help  me out, boss, I wil do dat nigger up in de fust round."  o Tolstoi is fond of music, and plays well on the  piano. After tea the daughters and guests usually  arrange an impromptu concert; Once, while a  young lady was singing very badly, the count's  little ones made a noise, and the count went to ag-k  what they meant by being so ill mannered. "Don't  you like the singing ?" he asked. "That isn't  singing," said one boy, " she howls." " And you  desire to protest against her howling ?" "Exactly  so." "Then come with me and tell the lady of  your disapproval. It will be rude, but honest. To  create a disturbance is indecent."  Sir Henry Howarth, who was formerly a member  of Parliament, is a writer of mark, certainly of research, for his " History of the Mongols" took many  years of steady an arduous inquiry. A good story  Sir Henry tells against himself in regard to this  work. One evening, while taking in to dinner a  lady who had been lightly primed as to his great  subject, there was a strange conversation. " 1  understood, Sir Henry," the ladysaid, "that you are  fond of dogs ; so am I !" " Dogs, madame ?" was  the reply. "I really must plead guiltless ; I know  nothing attall of them." " Indeed J And they told me  you had writen a famous history of mongrels.''  The favorite Scottish method of dealing with  sleepers in church was publicly to denounce the delinquents. The " Christian Leader" tells this Rtory :  Wben the Rev. Walter Dunlap, minister of a United  Presbyterian Church in Dumfries, saw a member of his  flock nodding while he was preaching, he stopped  Buddenly and said : "I doot somen1 ye hae taen  ower mony whey porridge the day. Sit up, or I'll  name ye oot 1" Another Caledonian preacher, on  like provocation, cried out :   " Iiold up  you  heads,  The Rev. Edward Dunbar, who wrote the old Sunday school hymn, " There's a Light in the Window  for Thee, Brother," sleeps in a pauper's grave at  Coffey ville, Kas., where he died a tramp in the town  jail 10 years ago. His name became a byword in  the places where he was known, and leaving prison  he became a vagabond. In 1867 Dunbar was  arrested at Leavenworth, Kas., while engaged in  holding a series of revival meetings, and taken to  Minneapolis, Minn., where he was tried for bigamy,  convicted and sent to the penitentiary for three  years and eight months.  One night in the spring of 1890 Dunbar applied  at the Coffeyville jail for lodging. He was ill, and  the authorities took him in. He died the next day.  Papers in his pockets revealed his identity and  showed that he had tramped all over the country.  Some church people lately* have erected a marble  slab oyer his grave, on which these words are inscribed : " Here Lies Edward Dunbar, Who Wrote  '��� There's a Light in the Window for Thee, Brother.' "  When Dunbar was a HmalT boy he lived in New  Bedford, Mass., and worked in a factory. His  mother lived at the foot of the street on which the  factory was located, and as the lad's work kept him  away till after -dark; she always placed a light-in the  window to guide his footsteps homeward. The boy  became restless and took a notion to go to sea, so off  he went for a three years' cruise. During his  absence his mother fell ill, and was at death's door.  She talked incessantly about her boy, and every  night asked those around her to place a light in the  window in anticipation of his return. When she  realized that the end had come, she said : "Tell  Edward that I will set alight in the window of  Heaven for him."    These were her last words.  The lad had grown to manhood before he returned  home, and his mother's message had such an effect  upon him that he reformed and became a preacher.  In the course of his reformation he wrote "There's  a Light in the Window for Thee, Brother."  The Rev. Edward Dunbar married in New Bedford and had five children. He soon won a reputation as a pulpit orator, and there was great surprise  when it was found on Sunday morning that he had  left the city, leaving his wife and family behind.  He came to Kansas, and after preaching in different  parts of the state, went to Minneapolis, Minn.  A great revival followed, and hundreds were converted. Miss Eunice Belle Lewis, a handsome  young heiress, of Minneapolis, was one of the converts. She fell in love with the evangelist, and  married him against the wishes of her friends.  Shortly after the wedding Dunbar returned to  Kansas to fill an engagement at Leavenworth.  While he was away, suspicious friends of the bride  consulted W. D. Webb, lately judge of the second  judicial district of Kansas, and Austin H. Young,  who were law partners. They soon found evidence  sufficient to warrant an arrest, and Dunbar's  ministerial career was brought to a sudden close.  After Dunbar's incarceration in the penitentiary,  Judge Young secured a divorce for Mrs. Dunbar and  married her himself. They now live in Minneapolis. I'l  If:  m  i  m  m  10  Following are '.he ore--shipments  received at the Trail smelter f��ir the  week ending May 11 as reported  bv the Trail Creek News :  - rp  . ions  Centre Star....  1895��  War Eagle.   1025��j  Iron Mask.       87^  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  verdict of killed by agitation,  hesitation and legislation. ���Silver-  tonian.  Notice to Delinquent Co-Owner.  KOOTENAY .  COFEEE CO.  To Ira Petty, or to any person or persons  to whom he may have transferred his interest in the Montana mineral^claim, situated  t>   r\ 1Ay)0�� i about three "miles north from   Creston, and  J3.C    1 U4of: i recorded in the Recorder's Office for the Goat  Ivanhoe.....       82  North Star......:..     150|-  California...-.,  Copper King  Alpha...  Silver Hill  ���   a   ���  ���  15  Hi  Mi  Al  Total .....:....  4354  It is the intention of the Granby  smelter to build a refinery.  A   vast   amount   of    work   has  been   mapped   out    by   the   mine  owners in  East Kootenay for   this  vear.  The announcement that the St.  Eugene, at Movie, will . resume  work with 200 men, is   rather p:ood  news.  The St Eugene, at Movie, has  announced another 3 per cent  dividend, making $210,000 already-  paid by that mine.  For the week ending May- 11  the matte shipped fr��m the Trai!  smelter was 46 tons. The bullion  amounted to 82 tons.  Assessments are <fieu nece^ary  to carry < n the operations of a  mining company, b-it. the MorrNnn  shareholders, nr the representatives  of over 100,000 sh a re*, snem to  object to the way in which ihe  management of the company i-y  doing busine-s in this connection.  The last asFessment was for two  cents per share, and ^rouble is brewing. ���Phamix Pioneer.  ��� If there i* one thing that the  Slocan can be ������congratulated upon  it is the fact \\\\i panic in the  country caused by over-speculation  or otherwise can have no bad effect  upon business here, which has been  dead for some time. An inquest  on   the   Slocan   would produce   a  River Mining Division of West Kootenay Dis- |  trict:  You are hereby notified that we have expended one thousand dollars in labour and  improvements in order to hold said .mineral  claim under the provisions of the Mineral  Act, and if within ninety days from the date  of this notice you fail or refuse to contribute  your proportion of such expenditure together  with all cost of advertising; your interest in  said claim, will become the. property of the  subscribers, under section 4 of an Act entitled  An Act to Amend the Mineral Act, 1900.  Dated this Hthday of May, J901.  John F. Wilson,  Jennie E. Wpatjlding,  15-5-01 By her attorney in fact,  Samuel Lovatt.  Dealers in  Coffee Boasters  Tea and Coffee  NOTICE TO CREDITORS.  In the��� matter of the Estate of Kenneth Cannell, late )f the City of iN.elson, Province of  British Columbia, stone mason, deceased.  Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the  "Trustees and Executors Actv of.the Revised  Statutes of the Province of British Columbia,  1S97, Chapter 187, that all creditors and others  having claims against the estate of the said  Kenneth Canhell.who died on or about the 18th  day of October, 1900, are required, on or before  the 1st day of July, 1901, to send by post prepaid or deli ver to Messrs Taylor & Haunington,  of the Citjr of Nelson aforesaid, Solicitors for  Barbara Cannell, the administratrix of the'  personal estate-of the said deceased, their  Christian and surnames, addresses and descriptions, the full particulars of their claims,  the statemen I of their accounts and the natu re  of the securities, if any, held by them.  And further take notice that after such last  mentioned date the said administratrix will  proceed to distribute the assets of the deceased  among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims which she shall then  have notice, and the said administratrix will  not be liable lor the said assets or any part  thereof to any person or persons of whose  claims notice shall not have been received by  her at the time of such distribution.  Dated the 24th day ef April.1901.  TAYLOR & HANNINGTON,  Solicitors for Barbara Cannell, administratrix  of Kenneth Cannell, deceased.  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. ..!. I 00  Choice Blend Coffee, 4 pounds......... I 00  Special Blend Coffee, 6 pounds  I. 00  Rio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00'  Special Blend Ceylon Tea, per pmncl.    c0  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P. O. Box 182.  WEST     BAKER    STREET,    NELSON  WADDS BROS,  ERS  Vancouver and Nelson  BAKER STREET  NELSON,  B.  C.  c^M?iii!i  DIRECT   ROUTE  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Golden Queen.Mineral Claim,situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where Located: About 1500 feet north of  the "Poorman" and about one mile south of  the Kootenay bridge.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, of 1he  City of Nelson, acting as agent for Ellsui.  Ann Orowo, Free Miner's Certificate No. B  20,405/Intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to thO'JVjtlning Recorder for a  Certificate Mmprovornonts, for the purpose  ofobtalnlng a Crown Grant of (lie above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 87, must be commenced before tho  Issuance of such Certificate of Jmprovomentw  Dated this 17tli day  if April, JM.  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