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 .���J'  VOI,. IV.  NELSON, B. C WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, ..1901.  NO, 46  THE NELSON ECONOMIST is issued every  Wednesday. Subscription : $2.00 per annum; if paid in advance, $1.50. Correspondence    OF     GENERAL     INTEREST     RESPECTFULLY  solicited. Only articles of merit will be  advertised in these columns, and the in  terests of readers will be carefully  guarded against irresponsible persons and  worthless articles.  IF the citizens of Nelson  are  really in earnest in  regard to the establishment here of the proposed  refinery no time should be  lost in  moving   in  this  matter.     Other cities are reaching out for the new  industry, and in this as in almost everything else in  this world the early bird  is  likely to get the worm.  It is conceded that this is the most  favorable point  lor the location of this new industry, and  it will  be  the fault of the citizens of Nelson if they   do not get  it.     It is estimated that  $125,000  would be  about  the amount required  to._ secure  the  refinery,  and  certainly it would be worth ten times  that  amount  to the city.  Signor Marconi will soon be subject to military  duty. > The law of Italy is imperative upon this  subject, and Morconi cannot evadt it. The king,  however, has promised to assign him from duty on  a naval vessel, where he can continue his experiments looking toward the perfection of his system.  The people of   Vancouver now learn  for the  first  time that they voted  for  Maxwell  and for  a  mint  nearly three thousand miles away.    The patriarchal  Mr. Britton was about to be  defeated  in Kingston.  Mr.    Sutherland,    minister    without   office,    Mr.  Harty, a former member of the Mowat  government,  and Mr. Blair saved him.     Mr.  Harty bought the  locomotive  works  which had  been standing  idle.  Mr. Blair gave Mr. Harty a contract for locomotives,  to be paid for in advance.     Telegrams  setting forth  the transactions (except the pay  in advance)   were  printed in  large   capitals as   campaign   literature.  Workmen were  hastily  got  together before polling  day.     Vote for Britton and the  locomotive  works"  was the cry.     And the people gave Britton a  slight  majority.     Today the proprietors  of  the Kingston  rolling mills are trying to arrange for  the  removal  of the establishment to   Quebec.     Mr.   Harty   has  visited the ancient capital.     He has  received encouragement.     It seems that labor can be  procured  to better   advantage   there.     It   is   thought   that  Quebec is more of a railway and commercial centre.  The   city   has  a   strong   influence,   political   and  financial, and the chances  are that the  locomotive  will go.     Then the deluded electors of  Vancouver  and Kingston will weep together.  Atf a dinner given by the Canadian Club at Toronto  Prof.Goldwin Smith predicted the gradual decadence  of party government. Certainly the professor by  his writings and on the platform is doing everything  he can to bring about this condition. However, we  do not appear to be in any immediate danger of the  obliteration of party lines.  The Tribune's announcement that The Economist  "occasionally wakens up," can scarcely be regarded  as a scoop on the part of that enterprising publication. It has become almost a matter of history  that The Economist is one of the few papers in  British Columbia that can really enjoy its regular  hours of somnolence.  The Eastern paperB are having considerable fun  over the "Maxwell and the Mint" cry. The St.  John N. B., Sun comments thus : " The electors of  Vancouver and those of Kingston may soon have an  opportunity to condole with each other. These two  constituencies responded nobly to an appeal made on  the eve of last election. Rev. Mr, Maxwell was able  to tell the Vancouver people that Sir Wilfrid had  decided to establish a mint. The prospect of this  local institution was held out to the free and independent in many a poster and many a double  leaded newspaper appeal. ' Vote for Maxwell and  the Mint'was the advice, and for Maxwell and the  mint the people voted. The mint is to be established.  There is a vote for it in the estimates. But it is not  to be at Vancouver.     Ottawa will have the mint.  At the recent meeting in New York of the business  men who form the Sphinx Club, "Advertising" was  the subject that was discussed.   One of the speakers,  Mr. R. C.   Ogden,   stated   that   advertising   is   as  essential as a place of business.    To beginners  he  said :   " You must contrive in the shortest possible  time to let the greatest possible number of citizens  know of your existence.   This is general advertising.  Then call attention  to particular goods,  which  is  special advertising.    Teach people to believe your  announcements."  By the death of Sir Charles James Stuart, late of  98 Eaton square, London, he is succeeded in the  baronetcy which he had held since his father's  death in 1853, by his younger brother, Major-  General Edward Andrew Stuart, Colonel of the  Lothian regiment (Royal Scots). The baronetcy  was conferred in  1840 upon Hon. James Stuart, )&'.--  ~^^���m-*.-*r-K-.*-  ���a^k-JTmnfl-i TirsnafM r^i <���  :u^.vcarreKHOT.n'.i^n^M'����wi��M*ff>T^^  *��**��wj*��'=��^W w :fci*,jQ��SM^sVj^ra?7^  B3s��tewrja��Kpaair*i��?ffTM?^*s:.��ifi^  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  li.'.  ft-  I   '  Chief Justice of Lower Canada, who was regarded  by Lord Durham as the most profound lawyer and  jurist then living in the Canadian provinces. The  new baronet, as we learn from Morgan's Canadian  Men and Women of the Time, is, like bis deceased  brother, a native of the city of Quebec. He entered  the army as an en6ign in the First Royal Regiment  of Foot, when in his nineteenth year, and assumed  the command of one of the battalions of that famous  corps in 1876. He was promoted colonel, 1881, and  major-general, 1890. He retired from the army in  1892, after having seen much honorable and distinguished service. He was severely wounded at  the taking of Sebastopol-, and for this and for his  services during the Chinese campaign in 1860, received various medals and other distinctions. From  1885 to 1894 he filled with acceptance the office of  lieutenant-governor of Chelsea hospital. His only  sister died in March last, and by her will he inherits  the sum of ��64,953 sterling.     He is still unmarried.  Very few will disagree with the following from  the Lardeau Eagle : *' If one half of the newspaper  Bpace at present devoted to predicting 'blue  ruin' for the mining industry in this province were  given to the recording of actual progress being made,  machinery being installed, smelters being enlarged,  railways being built, new sections being opened up,  new rich discoveries being made, and the big arid  minor sales of mining properties, the Eagle imagines  that this province would be the winner. It may be  quite true that the silver and lead market is somewhat out of gear, but this will readily adjust itself ;  it may be that the American smelter trust does not  need:our ores in as large quantities a3 we are supply-,  ing, but soon our smelting and refining will all be  done at home, and the immense pay roll and duty  tariffs in connection will be left in Canada. It may  be that certain taxes imposed are rather severe upon  so young an industry, but the reduced cost of transportation, smelter charges, supplies, machinery, etc.,  will make good the^e taxes many times over. It  may be that capital is not pouring into this province,  butthis is attributable more to the industrial un-  rest across the line than to lack of opportunities for  profitable investment in our mining properties.  When Canadians awaken from their present state of  catalepsy and become masters of their own destinies,  there will be no lack of capital seeking investment."  No one, it may be presumed, would object to the  erection by Americans of a private monument on  Montgomery's grave, writes " Bystander" in the  Weekly Sun. The erection of a public monument  to his memory at Quebec is a different question. No  precedent can be found in the joint monument to  Wolfe and Montcalm, erected by the victor as a  chivalrous tribute to the gallantry of the vanquished,  and as a pledge of respect and amity for the future.  Ibis a pity that the proposal was ever made. It  was sure to "raise once more the ghost of that hateful feud which has ridden Canada like a nightmare,  perverting her commercial policy and interfering  with her prosperity and progress. ��� Royalists and  Roundheads, Catholics and Huguenots, Hanoverians  Jacobite?, have burled their dead and are living in  fraternal union. Why cannot heirs of the factions  of the American revolution on both sides do the  same ?  On several occasions we have referred to the  magnetic qualities of Mr. Harry Bentley of Fernie.  TheCranbrook Herald has the following remarks  with regard to the gentleman who hypnotised the  "Associated Boards of Trade" at Greenwood :  "Among those who visited Ottawa as members of  the Kootenay delegation, Harry Bentley, of Fernie,  evidently sustained his reputation as a hustler and  hard worker. The Ottawa papers speak of him  very highly indeed, and of the work he accomplished  while at the capital. Bentley is put up right for a  trip of that kind. He is of a sociable nature, untiring in his efforts to accomplish a purpose, quick  to make friends, and what is more, possessing the  ability to impress the people with the merit of any  cause he espouses. The Herald wjll bet that when  the committees got through with Bentley, of Fernie,  and Buchanan, of Kaslo, they knew more about the  west than they ever dreamed of before."  Victoria Day was fittingly  observed   throughout  the Dominion.  Dr. Dawson Burns has totted up the national  drink bill of the United Kingdom for 1900. He  finds that it comes to ��160,891,718���actually paid  down. This is a million and a quarter less than  in 1899, which may be largely due to the absence of  some 220,000 fighting men in South Africa.  Preparations for the Dominion Day   Celebration  in Nelson are making satisfactory progress.  The increase of the^sessional indemnity by the  Dominion House shows that there are times when  our legislators are willing to unite in a common  purpose. And yet people talk about the bitterness  of parties  in Canada.  Now that Ottawa is going to get the mint, the City  Councirshould soon be able to pay the city's   debts.  Refeuuing to the boast of Attorney-General  Langley, of Nova Scotia, while on his recent visit to  England, that Nova Scotia was a land without  taxation, the Toronto Saturday Night says : " This  is not the first time that similiar boasts have oome  from the lips of Provincial statesmen, but any such  statement is manifestly absurd, seeing that no  Government can be carried on without money, and  the only, source of public funds is the pockets of the  people. What Attorney-General Longley shoul cl  have said, and perhaps did say,  was that the Pro-  s$  ~t:  ;���-.  '-��-��:  if THE NELSON ECONOMIST  vincial Government of Nova Scotia levied no' taxes  directly upon the citizens of the province. "Yet,- as  recent events at Ottawa have reminded us, provincial taxation exists hone the less because it is  levied and collected by the Federal, not the local,  Government. Through the subsidy system the latter  are relieved of the odium of raising a very large  portion of the funds they expend. The subsidy  system entails upon the Dominion Government the  disagreeable and, from a political standpoint,  dat-gerous duty of dealing with ever recurring demands for * bette terms.' It would be better for all  concerned if the subsidies were wiped out entirely.  The people of each province would then understand,  as they do not now, what local government is costing  them, and reforms would be instituted. The financial  relationship subsisting between the Dominion and  the Provinces is somewhat analogous to that between  city or town councils and Public school boards in  Ontario. There is no check on the expenditure of  the school boards. Once elected,' they can make  their estimates according to the caprice of the  moment, and the council is obliged to levy for the  amount, with the result that Aldermen often have to  shoulder the blame for a high tax rate over which  they have really very little control. A system that  permits one body to spend without check moneys  that must be collected by an entirely separate and  distinct body, is clumsy and wrong."  On Saturday, says the London Chronicle, the London streets were blazing with daffodils, narcissi and  roses. But why is the London flower girl so persistently unpicturesque. Her trade is the sweetest  in the world. She herself is quite.the reverse of  sweet. Similiarly the horse is a noble animal, but  the dealer in horses is usually ignoble. We can  scarcely hope to make the horse dealer as noble as  his wares ; but it should be possible to make the  flower girl as sweet as her merchandise. Is there  not an eccentric millionaire in London who will  design, order and pay for a flower girl's costume ?  It is announced from the official quarters in London that Lord Kitchener is doing his best to get the  Rand mines open again,  The most singular circumstance abv>ut Arundel  Castle is that its owner, by mere right of ownership,  is Earl of Arundel in the peerage of England. It  is believed that there is no similiar example of a  peerage held on such conditions in the kingdom,  for apparently there would be no legal obstacle, supposing the House oi Howard fell on evil days and  the castle was alienated to some millionaire, to prevent the said millionaire taking hip seat in the  House of Lords as Earl of Arundel.  A regent document issued by the Coal Smoke  Abatement Society of England states that the  annual loas in London resulting from imperfect  methods of combustion  is not less than ��12000,-  000 ($60,000,000)! "-AlK.ut ��18,000,000 tons of  coal,,' says L'Echo des Mines, summing up this report, " are annually consumed in London ; it costs  about��l6,000,000 sterling ($80,000,000, and probably  3,000,000 tons are used in the manufacture of gas.  About two-thirds of the heat produced is lost by  passing up the chimneys, and this loss would thus  be 8,000,000 of pounds. The damage caused to paint  and decoration, furniture, etc., is estimated at ��3,-  000,000 yearly, while the loss directly due to imperfect combustion reaches about ��1,000,000."  It is suggested from Ottawa that there is likelihood  of steps being taken towards promoting an early  summons of the Joint High Commission for the  settlement of questions at issue between the United  States and Canada. Nothing definite has been  settled vet in regard to these preliminary steps, but  it is hinted that an informal meeting between a representative of the United States and a member of  the Dominion Cabinet maybe held to talk the  matter over and ascertain whether circumstances  are favourable for the re-opehing of negotiations.  What seemed to be an electric storm yesterday is  now believed to have nothing more than a reflex of  Jim Wilks' flashes of eloquence at the Denver -convention. "������')-.  The Tribune announces that it williRSue an even-,  ing edition as soon as its new type-setting machines  are set up and in running order. This will give  Nelson .three daily papers���. as many as Vancouver  and one more than Victoria. Verily Nelson has  become a great city.  The Royal Commission to inquire into Chinese  and Japanese immigration into British Columbia  began its" session in Nelson this morning at the  court house. Several gentlemen have beenexamined,  and the cummission is still in session as we go to  press.  It is open   to question  if   five cent beer  would  stimulate a struggling industry.  The protest of certain Liberals against permitting  ttye contractors for the Nelson postoffice using an  inferior grade of material is well taken. The contract was taken under conditions which made it  imperative that a certain class of material should  be used in construction of the postoffice, and if the  present contractors are permitted to substitute inferior article* a gross injustice will have been done  the unsuccessful tenderers.  A nelson woman was not satisfied with the  ordinary service provided by district messengers, so  she called up the whole fire brigade. All of which  goes to show the big scale on which we do things  in this wild, untamed west.  There has been a considerable revival in  mining  throughout the Province the last month or cio.  Mi i:  6  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  It is often laid at the door of the newspaper profession that the members thereof are so actuated  by jealousy that they are continually calling  each other bad names. No doubt there is much  truth in this allegation, but jealousy is not confined  alone to the newspaper family ; Lawyers sometimes  fallout ; clergymen have their little disagreements,  and I am informed, with what truth I know not,  that even doctors forget the dignity of their profession sometimes long enough to call each other  names. Now, I submit that all this wrong, and  that this washing of dirty linen by professional  gentlemen should be discouraged. It is not edifying,  and has a tendency to give one a bad impression of  the profession generally.  In telling about "Some People I Have Married,"  m The Ladies Home Journal for June, the Rev. D.  M. Steele says :, "Being an Episcopalian, I always  use the formal printed service of the Prayer-Book.  In this the greatest stickler is /obey.' One day a  couple came to me, bringing as witnesses the parents  of both bride and groom. Everything proceeded  smoothly to thepoint 'love, honor and obey,' when  the bride refused to say the last. I repeated it and  waited. Again she refused and I shut up my book.  Then there was a scene. They talked it over, and  the more seriously they argued and discussed the  more stubbornly she refused. The parents became  angry, the groom excited, and the bride hysterical.  To humor her he joined in the request to have me  leave it out. But I liked the fellow and decided  that a little sterness f rom me in the present might  be a favor to him in the future. So I told them I  had no authority to change it and would not do so.  I tried to show the foolishness of her objection, but  it was no use. Finally, I said to him : 'Well,  this household must have a head somewhere. I  will leave it out for her if you will say it.' Then  it was his time to refuse, which he did. He  gathered up his hat and started for the door when,  presto change ! she sprang after him, led him back  by the hand, locked meekly up at him and said it."  The true way to deal with adverse circumstances  is to be a still greater circumstance yourself. Nine  out of ten of the men who have been eminently-sue-  cessful in their calling hive fought the battle of life  up hill against many opposing forces. Instead of  bemoaning their hard lot, they have bowed to the  inevitable and used it to their advantage. Instead  of asking for an impossible chess-board, they have  taken the one before them and played the game.  Look at that tireless worker, Lord Brougham. Can  anyone believe that by any combination of circumstances his talents could have kept from asserting  themselves and winning recognition ? It has been  said that if his station had been that of a shoeblack,  he would never have rested content till he had become the first shoeblack in England. The luck of  Napoleon and Nelson consisted, they said, in be-  gining a quarter of an hour before their time, When  in the darkest hour of the Indian mutiny, a handful of Englishmen, poorly armed and provisioned,  but splendidly led, won eight victories in succession,  the revolted Sepoys said their conquerors had " the  devil's luck," but the only luck in the case was that  of force of will, invincible courage and skill in arms.  Good luck is desirable even when you have done  your best to succeed, but remember that the most  favorable circumstances or strokes of fortune are of  little value unless vou have prepared yourself to take  advantage of them. Thousands of men had seen  the prints of horses' hoofs in the soil before Faust  discovered by them the art of printing. The discovery by Edison of the carbon by which he perfected his telephone seetns a happy accident ; but  such accidents never happen to common men. The  great inventor scraped some soot from the blackened  chimney in his laboratory lamp, and in a spirit of  curosity tested its properties. It proved to he the  very thing for which he was searching ; but behind  this fortunate discovery was a series of exhausting  and exhaustive experiments with all kinds of likely  materials, absorbing the energies of many months.  The lucky hit rewarded the persistent will of a  patient workman. So with the young and .obscure  lawyer who conducts and wins a difficult case, as  did Thomas Erskine, in his elder's illness ; or the  struggling surgeon who has a sudden chance of  distinction offered to him ; he must have had a  long and laborious preparatory training before he  can profit by such "an emergency. In short, a great  opportunity is worth to a man precisely what his  antecedents have enabled him to make of it.  It will be good news to lovers of the drama in  Nelson to learn that the management of the Opera  House has about completed arrangements with  several dramatic organizations to appear here this  summer. Some of these companies are under the  management of R.E. French, which in itself is a  guarantee of their excellence. The first to appear  here will be the Chas. Erin Vernon Company, which  begins a three night's engagement on Monday evening June 10, producing such well k^own stock plays  as Shamus O'Brien, Arrah-na-Pogue, Shuagragh  and Current Cash. Later on Mr. French will appear here with his own company, producing the  latest Eastern success, Roanoke.  Strange things occur frequently on thesAage. According to a dispatch from Binghamton, N. Y��� a  unique and romantic union occured on the stage of  the Cortland theatre at that place one evening last  week in the presence of a large audience. A Miss  Maud Johnson was " doing a turn" on the stage and  singing Won't Somebody Give Me a Kiss? when  suddenly Henry Wells walked to the stage. "Do  you mean that ?" he asked. The actress stopped  long enough in her song to reply, "Why certainly I  do," where upon he grasped her hand drew down  her face and kissed heron the lips. For a time it  was thought that the man was a member of the  company, but later it was learned that he had  courted Miss Johnson five years ago. They parted  and did not see each other again until last night.  He took this way of announcing himself, having once  been an actor in her company. There was a merry  re-union after the performance.  His country or his sweetheart, is the question decided in " Pro Patria," by Max Pemberton, author  of(<Feo, a Romance," published by The Oopp,  Clark Company, Limited, Toronto. For sale by  Canada Drug and Book Company, Limited, Nelson  B. 0.  There are dreams and dreauas. Some we wake  from with a laugh, exclaiming : " How absurd 1 Such  things could not possibly happen." Dreana is  stamped upon their faces, written out in their  curious forms.  But there is another sort of dream ;   and in the  1$  4  ���an  i'i  'VI  i  VJ  ��� fl  -**.  HMM  wmmrnmm  mmmmmm THE NELSON ECONOMIST  morning we say : " Such a real dream !" We rub  our eyes, and sometimes minutes pass before we are  sure that it was only a dream, a vision of the darkness.  This one impresses us. It follows us about. It  haunts us all day ; and we tell ourselves dreams  are strange things.  Of this kind is " Pro Patria." Of course, it is  only an author's dream���Max Pemberton, none  other���but it is such a.real dream ; and it haunts  us. And we do not try to banish, out rather court  this ghost, for it weaves a spell about the brain.  It is a fascinating phantom.  This is a. story of varied interest, containing as it  does sufficient manoeuvring to feel the- military  mind ; enough of engineering tosatisfy the scientist;  while the remaining third is of Cupid's own weaving  ���to which, we may safely say, no novel reader will  object. Some brain of France conceived a scheme  to invade England by an under-sea tunnel. France  like all the lesser powers, compelled to the conclusion that its strength could never overthrow the  Lion, lord of the forest���-was forced to strategy as a  last resort.  How the prelude was played, and the field made  ready for the promised chorus of war, let Captain  Alfred Hilliard tell���Alfred Hilliard, the heroic  Britisher, aud officer of Hussars. "He '..telN.it in  vigorous English, and in manly fashion, speaking of  his own part but lightly, and no more than absolutely  necessary ; yet you have but-to lis;en to his wonderful tale, to hear between the words the great  heroism of his conduct, which refuses to be hid.  When trying to do his -country's-.' duty, he meets a  charming daughter of France and complications  immediately arise, making you tremble for the safety  of England, which Captain Hilliard holds in his  blue-veined hand.  You forget for one perilous moment that' Alfred  Hilliard is a gentleman and a soldier. But he is ;  and youJoliow this story with a feverish interest,  until you hear how he evolves from the seeming  character of spy and traitor, and ends as he began  ���a patriot, covered with glory and rewarded with  worth-while love.  u  Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Beatou have left for Seattle,  where Mr. Beaton has secured a position on the  Times. Mr. and Mrs. Beaton have a large circle of  friends, who will regret their departure.  " Party government," says Prof. Gddwin Smith,  "depends upon a clear division of opinion between  two sections of a nation. When thatceases to exist  it becomes a mere struggle for office, characterized  by eabiil,"corruption and confusion." I'hope the  profes.-or is not making a pointed allusion to the  Government of British Columbia.  A gentleman who accompanied Mr, Gladstone in  one of his pilgrimages in Scotland tells this story :  " He had to be accompanied by a stalwart policeman, whose duty it was to protect him from too  obtrusive attentions. At one station ho many  people insisted on shaking hands with the Grand  Old Man that he became exhausted. The policeman was equal to the emergency. He whispered  something to the veteran sutennm, then stooped  behind him and put his hand through the folds of  the G, 0. M.'s Inverness cape, while the genuine  hand was withdrawn for rest. The handshaking  curiosity tested its properties. It proved to be the  very thing for which he was searching ; but he-  went on apace.    " My conscience," said one admirer,  retiring after .'an-energetic'��� handskake from the  peeler, "the auld man's wonderfu' veegoroi  " 'Deed he is," said the other : ���" but did ye notice  his nails ?"  Fred Collins, who is now in Nelson jail under  sentence of death, has a record that will not help his  case when reviewed by the Minister of Justice. According to an Eastern paper Collins was born in  Woodstock, Ont., where the Collins family now  reside. His father died a couple of months ago.  Fred, from eaily boy-hood was a wild character and  figured in many police court ca es besides spending  a couple oF year8 in the penitentiary fcr theft.    .  Of the many good stories told of the King,  certainly the following is not the worst : Some  years ago King Edward VII, then Prince of Wales,  was a guest at a country house in England, and,  picking up a sporting paper in the billiard room one  morning, was soon deep in its contents. A clergyman,.also a-.guest;; noticed this, and, sidling up,  asked in a tone that was meant to carry reproof,  "Is your royal highness -really interested in that  paper ������?" ;  The prince glanced around. " I never read anything I do not feel interested in,''he remarked.  The   clergyman/  though,   would not be   denied.  "Do you know, your royal highness, that one of my  friends has lost hundreds of   pounds by   betting   on  horse   racing   and has   never won   anything ?" he  asked.  "Well," said the prince as he turned to another  column, " he must have been a very bad judge of  horseflesh."  The concert given by Sydney Morse at the opera  house last Monday evening was not nearly so well  patronized as the merit of the entertainment  deserved. Mr. Morse was assisted by Mrs. Hanning-  to.n, who played the accompaniments, and Mr.  Harris, who. gave several violin solos. In many  respects this concert surpassed the efforts of  travelling concert companies hitherto seen in this  city, and as I said before should have been better  patronized. The principal cause of lack of  attendance was the failure of those in charge to have  the concert properly advertised.  Some activity in lacrosse circles is apparent and  it seems as if we might have a good club here this  year. One of the great drawbacks to lacrosse in  Nelson has been that there was no enclosure in  which to play the game ; therefore as no gate receipts were available to cover the necessary expenses of the club its existence depended altogether  on the generosity of the citizens. Now we have a  recreation ground, and it is believed^that with very  little assistance a first-class club may be maintained.  Arrangements are being made for a match with a  team from Grand Forks on Dominion Day. This  will be one of the leading attractions of the celebration.  Jacob Dover has a few lemon and orange tree  sprouts in his nursery on Baker street that he will  sell cheap. Mr. Dover has demonstrated that  oranges and deciduous fruits can be successfully  cultivated in this portion of British Columbia.  J. A. Irving has a cash register in his place of  business that does almost everything except deliver  the goods to customers. P. G. .. m  M  m  m  m  ml  m  ml  .a  is4  Bah  W  m  m  $���-  I  !   ���  %  fr  Told at the Lyre Club.  ��  THE rules of Lyre Club were not unlike the  famous Caucus " Race in Alice in Wonder  land" ; we started membership when we liked,  and we dropped it when we felt inclined. Moreover, we did as we pleased, and we all admired each  other. The name of the club was considered, by  bur enemies, to be very felicitous.  When I hold forth on the Liars, as we called our-  selves, I like to talk of the Silent Member, who always thought the truth, and of Nicholas Felix Han-  key.  Hankey was an " American," with a long, sallow  face ; mild, twinkling blue eyes and the smoothest  of straw-colored hair.  Hankey was a man of many experiences, according to his own account. He had "run" a variety  show in Detroit with astounding success ; he had  caused a sensation in New York as a comedian ; he  had practically managed the biggest theater in  Chicago for years, and he had played a Sh kespearian  season in a Californian mining camp.  "I've never been 'left' yet and I guess I never  shall be !" said Nicholas Felix Hankey to a small  crowd of the Liars, on a certain night that I well  remember.  Hankey talked quickly, with a mixture of " American" slang and fairly good English. Once he told  us he was a Yale man, but on another occasion that  the first twenty-five years of his life had been spent  on a ranch in Kansas.  " So you don't know the meaning of failure,  Hank ?"   said our secretary.  "No!"   answered Hankey ; "I generally wriggle  through a tight place, and, though  I've been in   the  soup, 1 always came out swimmingly.     Talking  of  .failure���say !   Have any of you boys ever stranded ?  No ?   Yes ?   Have I?   I should smile !"  Hankey was in the habit of asking questions and  answering them himself, and he usually addressed  the Silent Member.  "I stranded in Sacramento once��� capital of  California���great place ���- peaches as big as my  head���fact 1 It was like tnis," continued Hankey,  printing his name in fancy letters on the blotting  paper with a stylographic pen while he talked. "I  had toured from 'Frisco with an entertainment company, 'The Hankey Wonderland,'but business was  bad���nice, clean little show, too. Well, there was  Teddy Hopper, his wife, old Johnson, and myself  with not a cent to call our own���bust up! What  could we do ?  "Old Johnson wanted to put up Tom, for Uncle  Tom's Cabin, you know, always goes with niggers  and a blood-hound, Teddy had a scheme for getting up a lecture on electric belts��� hundred dollar  prizes at every show���but it wanted capital,  " Then I thought of a fake to beat the band. You  boys ever thought of a real good fake ? No? Well,  it was just like this���the fake of the jumping  Lady 1"  Hankey carefully screwed the top on his stylo-  graphic pen, tipped his chair back and smiled  blandly on the listening Liars.  " Now, I guess you've all seen champion jumpers  ���men who just leap like deer, all muscle and  spring ? Yes ? but a jumping lady 1 Say, if any  of you boys have ever heard pr dreamed of a champion  jumping lady I'D pay him 600 dollars right now,  plank it down on this table,"  The Silent Member took out hi* cigar, seemed inclined to speak, but changed his mind and went on  smoking.  m  "Well, Teddy Hopper was a bright little coon,  and his wife had th* courage of Teddy's convictions.  Say, I can see us now, sitting, like Congress, in the  two-by-nine parlor of the Washington Hotel.  " ' Wal, what's this scheme o' yours, Nick ?' says  old Johnson, with his slow, kind o' lost soul drawl.  "Teddy was all alive with interest, and Mrs.  Teddy was eating peanuts and taffy at the same  time. She was a cute little woman, with curly hair  and an even row of the whitest teeth I've ever seen  ���and I know, for I once did a big business as an  ivory puller myself, but that's nothing to do with  the case.  " *What do you folks say to  rushing the novelty  of a Jumping   Lady  on   the   American public ?'[  asked.     Johnson whistled , and  Teddy's face was a  mark of interrogation.  " ' I say���great!' exclaimed Mrs. Teddy.  "Then I harangued, and they were spellbound.  Say! They were dazed ; they just wilted.! Old  Johnson was riled ; he couldn't see anything in it.  But Teddy and Mrs. Hopper were crazy with excitement ; they danced, they sang, they���they���just  stood on their heads !" said Nicholas Felix Hankey,  gravely.  " But how did you teach her to jump ?" asked a  youthful Liar, staring at the cool American.  " Don't you understand this thing was a fake ?"  said Hankey. " Yes, you do ? Very well. Now,  I'll just tell you how to build up a champion  jumper. *  "Over the shoulders and down the back to the  waist was a kind o' stiff iron and leather brace,  same as you wear to be swung about the stage���  Puck���that sort o' thing. Then there was a strong,  wide girdle, a conglomeration of straps, elastic and  wire, all attached to a couple of springs I��� say !  enormous, springs !���on the hips of the * jumper.  Well, these springs were connected with two more  under the heel and the ball of the foot"���Hankey  gave this description at a rattling speed��� "and by  a sudden pressure to the hips the whole darned  machinery came into action, and she jumped !"  Hankey took breath, and smoothed his fair hair  with both hands before he went on.  " Yes, that's so, she jumped! Now Mrs. Teddy  was a light weight, about a hundred and five pounds,  but she wanted practice before she got the thing  down fine.  " Say, I shan't forget the first time she fixed herself up. They loaned us the hotel dining room,  Teddy and I kept guard at the door, and old Johnson stood by the window.  "'Now Maime,let'er whirl !' says Ted, and his  wife pressed her hands and her heels down on  those springs and took a jump at the same  minute.  " Say, she cleared a chair easy, but managed to  light on old Johnson and just sent him flying.  " Well, sir, we perfected that thing, Teddy and I,  in less than a month. Mrs. Teddy was one of the  little wiry girls who take the bit between their teeth  and work till they drop.  "Then we bought out old Johnson, and I started  on the road as advance man for the marvellous  Jumping Lady."  " Where did you get the money, Hank ?" interrupted the secretary.  " Money I" exclaimed Hankey. Why, I sold my  watch first thing���presentation watch' from the  citizens of Council Bluffs. I was Mayor of the Bluffs  at one time��� don't stop my flow of   silver oratory I  's *��<|  MMUHBW THE NELSON ECONOMIST  9  "I managed to book a data at the Sacramento  M usee, and Mrs. Teddy went immense. Then we  got a week at the Variety House, a step nigher up.  Then back to 'Frisco, and a show at the Orpheum���  booked return dates on the first night.  "Teddy and I worked like niggers, and as for  Mrs. Teddy, she was a little peach 1 We got the  most gigantic 'ads' in the 'Frisco papers. 'Chat  with the lumping Lady. What the Jumping Lady  Eats and Drinks.' 'The Jumping Lady in Her  Peaceful Home,-',..and all that sort of thing.  "Time went on, and we worked our way to New  York City, creating a furore in every place.  "Say ! there wasn't a man jumper to beat her  turn, but the old, original machinery commenced to  show the result of wear and tear  " 'You must make me a new rig-out, Nick 1' says  Mrs. Teddy to me.  ; "'Wait till we get to London, ^; England/'' says  Teddy Hopper, for we'd just got an engagement at  your big Peudragon Music Hall.  " So we wailed. But there was something of a  hustle when we arrived here,   more than I  reckoned  on.  ' But I set to work at the new apparatus, while  Teddy and his wife waltzed around London,' and  saw everything there is to see in your city in one  week."  "Oh !" said the Silent Member, but Hankey took  no notice of him, and continued :  ���"In. consequence of this chasin' and worryin' over  London, Mrs. Teddy had no time to practice with the  new:springs���you should always practice. Say !  when I was an organist in one of the New England  towns I practised solid for five hours a day���but  that's nothing to do. with this.  " Our opening night at the Pendragon arrived.  The house was crowded, and the Jumping Lady had  the best place in the programme.  '" When Mrs. Teddy came out of her dressing-room,  she looked elegant, in a short, white dress, just  sparkling with diamonds ; she was obliged to wear  high, soft boots, wrinkled like a suede glove, but  they didn't look clumsy from the front.  "Nick, I wish TdpractNed with these springs. I  don't know as I can manage such great, powerful  things !' she whispered, as we three  stood   together/  "Don't be scared,' I answered, though I felt a  little queer myself,���' you'll just fly over the brougham  to-night 1 Keep cool and press hard���there's )our  number going up now���luck!'  " The orchestra broke into a lively tune and Mrs.  Teddy ran on   to the stage.  "Teddy and I stood as far forward as we dared.  She began with the usual telling leap over the backs  of half a dozen chairs. Say ! ' I'd never seen her  jump so high.     It just made me blink !  " There was something wrong. I looked round at  Teddy. His eyes were just glued on the stage. He  gripped hold of my arm and pointed, I. turned  again towards the Indy������  " It's the new spring 1' ga-'ped Teddy. ( Lyok  at her !   Nick, old boy, she can't stop !'  " Ye*, sir, that was tlie downward sober truth.  I've never seen, such a sight���jump,, jump, jump!  The leader quickened his time, and the audience  commenced to laugh.  " But nothing disconcerted the champion lady.  Over the table, over the chair,-���j'imp, jump, jump !  She cleared the brougham at a -ingle bound ! Tho  audience began to shout. We both made a break  for the stage.  " We were too late. She leapt over our heads to  the howls of the crowd   in  front;   she cleared  the  footlights; she was down in the stalls���jump, jump,  jump!"  Hankey had bounded to his feet as he described  that extraordinary hcene in the Pendragon Music  Hall, but when this point was reached he dropped  quietly into his chair and again smoothed his neat  hair.  " Well," he went on, "we just gave chase. A  man in the front row���good looking fellow, who  afterwards offered me six thousand dollars for my  patent of the jumping springs, but I couldn't sell  for a trifle like that���we gave chase,  Teddv, he  and  L  " Say !   She went down   Piccadilly   flying !   She  cleared a 'bu& easy at the bottom of Waterloo Place!  I nearly caught her myself in the Euston.Road.   At  Nunhead Cemeterv the man from the front   row sort  ������������������..���������*' <  o' slowed up a bit.  " 'Come on 1' says Teddy, and we came on !  "Say that was a great night, and those wonderful  springs of mine only gave out at twenty-five minutes  to five on the following morning. the Jumping'  Lady was a little bit mad, and Teddy had collapsed  on the high road about ten mile?, back, so the man  from the front row and I brought her home by the  workman's train."  Nicholas Felix Hankey smiled again on the  sceptical Liars and turned to the Silent Member,  who always thought the truth.  " Now, don't you tell me that's alka bluff !" said  Hankey. "The Jumping Lady was an elegant  fake."  "I believe you, Hank," murmured the Silent  Member, "for I was the man in the front row."���  M. A. P.  SHORT STORIES  The late Sir Frederick Gore-Ooseley, professor of  music at Oxford, was once -oing to call on a friend  in London, and asked a fellow-musician the number  in which he lived in a certain street. "I don't  know his number," answered the other, "but the  note of his door-scraper is C-sharp." Sir Frederick  went off, contentedly kicked the door-scrapers all  down the street until he came to the right one, when  he rang the bell and went in.  One Sunday I called at a cottage in the south of  Midlothian and requested a measure of milk,, which  was promptly handed to me. I offered the woman  who attended to my wants a few coppers, but she  curtly responded. "Icanna talc siller on a Saw-  bath!"  I thanked her, and was turning away when she  whispered : " Mon, ye can drap the bawbees in that  tub wi' the graith (soapsuds) in't. Til get them  oot the morn I"  Literary celebrities, as a rule, were not those who  attained to any high degree of personal favor at the  hands of Queen Victoria, but she paid Charles  Dickens a delicate compliment. Dickens, who, by  the way, in his youthful days was devoured by a  grand passion for the youthful queen, was invited  when at the climax of his fame to dine at Windsor  castle. He was after dinner presented by the queen  with a copy of her book " Tour In the Highlands,"  arid on the fly leaf was inscribed in her own hand  this sentence : " From the humblest to the most  distinguished author in England," The queen  afterward showed many favors to Lord Tennyson  but even in making him a peer of the realm she did  not bestow as great a compliment.  r? I  <$  On May 31 and June 8 agents  0. P. R. at common Kootenay  points will sell round trip tiokets  to St. Paul at $50, good for 60 days  with corresponding reductions to  all Eastern points. For Pan-American Exhibition tickets will be sold  June 4,18, July 2,16, Aug. 6, 20 to  Buffalo at $76.  ; Slocan Drill : The Arlington is  the Single shipper from the division  this week, but it comes forward  with an old-time score of 100 tons,  making its record for the year 1455  tons. It is only 35 tons behind the  Payne and next week will see it  take first place as the leading shipper of the entire Slocan. The roads  are in good shape for hauling and  the management of the Arlington  will crowd things. Every available space around the mine has  been chuck full of ore, there now  being 12 carloads in the big ore  bin, and more ready to take its  place. The mine is in first-class  condition, with large reserves of  ore blocked out and ready to be  broken down for shipment.  Development is being steadily  pushed, with a full force of men  Last year the exports from this  division amounted to 2847 tons,  made up from 10 properties.  Following is a list of the shipments  this year to date ���  MINE TOTAL  Arlington.................. ......    1455  JQj Dlt^I L)r*fe"������ ������������������������������������ ������.���.������������������������ _LOvy  Two Friends..................... 40  Black Princt.. ���  100  Bondholder........................ 23  Chapleau...  15  io pec ui a to i ..������������ jlo  jl n03nix.���������������������������������............ ... tu\j  V. &M................,.......;..., 20  1863  Following are ��.he ore  shipments  received at the Trail smelter for tlie  week   ending   May 25 as reported  by the Trail Creek News :  Tons  Centre Star.  243U  WarEagle..  6604  Iron Mask  98  B. C ..,.:  17103  V, & M   12  Enterprise.  20  jlvannoe:,...<��<�� ,,,.,���>..<< ,...,. o^  15 () S U11�����,,...........  ...i...  JLt/'tf  North Star      8tt#  J. IJ til J  i.,.....,.,.      ............      U 1. 6J X.  For the week ending May 25 the  matte shipped from the Trail  smelter wad 422J tons. The  bullion amounted to 80 tons,  During the week the Hewett  Mining Company, of this plaoo,  acquired the interests held by A  S, Reed, in the Rincon and Rincon  Fraction mineral claims, thus  giving them title to the whole of  the properly.     These two claims  lie below and adjoin the Hewett  claim and by this recent purchase  the company now owns over 4000  feet of the Hewett vein. This ii-  Silverton's big dry ore proposition,  which has already shipped this  year some 570 tons of rich silver  ore and only lack of transportation facilities has prevented these  figures from being doubled. A  large amount of ore has been  sacked and ready for shipment at  this mine, large bodies of ore are  blocked out ready for stoping and  a force -of men are engaged in  developing and blocking out still  more ore. La>t week an 800 f>ot  tunnel contract was let,' and work  has already commenced upon it.  An se;iel.tramway is being erected  on ihe property and it is one of the  few -mines, in the' Slocan that is be-  iig developed and worked to its  f u i 1 ca pacity.���Sil r,e rtonian.  Notice to Delinquent Co-Owner.  To Ira Petty, or to any person or persons  to whom he may have transferred his interest in the Montana mineral,]claim, situated  about, three *milos north from . Ores ton, and  recorded in the Recorder's Office for the Goat  River Mining Division of West Kootenay District :  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 14th day of May, 1901.  John F. Wilson,  ��� Jennie E.Spaulding,  15-5-01 By her attorney in fact,  HAIKU EL   LiOVATT.  ��  KOOTENAY  .  .  . ,  COFEEE CO.  Coffee Roasters  Tea and Coffee  Dealers  in  NOTICE TO CREDITORS.  In'the matter of the Estate of Kenneth Cannell, late )f the City of iNelson, Province of  British Columbia, stone mason, deceased.  Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the  " Trustees and Executors Act" of the Revised  Statutes of the Province of British Columbia,  1807, Chapter 187, that all creditors and others  having claims against the estate of the said  Kenneth Cannell.whodiedonor about the IStli  day of October, 1900, are required, on or before  the 1st clay of July, 1901., to send by post prepaid or deliver to Messrs Taylor & Ha nningt on,  of the City of Nelson aforesaid, Solicitors for  Barbara Cannell, the administratrix of the  personal estate of the said deceased, their  Christian-and surnames, addresses and descriptions, tho full particulars of their claims,  the statement of their accounts and the nature  of the securities, if any, hold by. them.  And further take notice that after such last  mentioned date tho said administratrix will  proceed to distribute the assets of tlie deceased j  among the parties entitled thereto,having ro-  gard 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  fchoroof to any person or poi'sbus of whose  claims notice shall not have boon received by  horat tho time of such distribution,  Datort tho mil day of April 1001,  TA YLOlt & HANNINGTON,  Solicitors for Barbara Cannoll, administratrix  of Kenneth Cannoll, doooasod.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Golden Queen Mlnoml Claim,situate in tho  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  DlHtrlct,  Whoro Located; About 1500 foot north of  tho "Pooi'man" and about one mile south of  the Kootenay bridge  Talco notice that.I, John McLatohlo, of tho  City of Nolson, acting an agont for Eliza  Ann Orowo, Free Minor's Cortlllcate No, B  20,'IO(lr'lntond, sixty days IVorn tho date hero-  of, to apply to tho Mining Recorder for a  Cortl fleato I Improvements, for the purpose  ofobtalnlng a Crown Grant of tho abovo  claim.  And I'urthor take notlco that action, under  section !17, must, bo commenced before tho  Issuance of Htieh OoHUIcato of Improvements  .Dated this mh clay if April, 11)01,  John McLatojiim, P.L.S.  We are offering at lowest prices the best  grades of Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Teas.  Our Best Mocha and Java Coffee per        j  pound $   40 !  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds. .... 1 00 |  Choice Blend Coffee, 4 pounds....  L 00 j  Special Blend Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00  Rio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds .....  ....... 1 00 !  Special Blend Ceylon rea, per p~>und.    SO \  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P.-.O. Box 182.  WEST     BAKER    STREET,    NELSON |  I  WADDS BROS  TOGRAPH  Vancouver and Nelson  BAKER STREET  NELSON,   B.  C.  REDUCED RATES EAST  31 Rflay, 8 June  PAN-AMERICAN  EXCURSIONS  TO  June 4, 18  July 2,16  August 6,20  10 June  For Time Tables, Hatost Tlolcotsjipnly  J, B. CARTER,  DlHt.JPllHS, Agl.,  Nolson,  CI fcy Passo i vgor Ago n t  E, J, COY.LK,  A, G, l:��. A,,  Vancouver.  ���\  ���I!  (Hi  M      .jj^M ���(,.-<<  umiwmvm

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