BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The Nelson Economist Sep 4, 1901

Item Metadata


JSON: xnelsonecon-1.0184384.json
JSON-LD: xnelsonecon-1.0184384-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): xnelsonecon-1.0184384-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: xnelsonecon-1.0184384-rdf.json
Turtle: xnelsonecon-1.0184384-turtle.txt
N-Triples: xnelsonecon-1.0184384-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: xnelsonecon-1.0184384-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

Array kr .W    "4  VOL. V.  NELSON, B. C., WEDNESDAY, SEPTFMBER 4> 1901.  NO.  S  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.  ^ I ^HLE report that the Dake of York will confer a few  -*���'    honors only during his visit to Canada does not'  effectually   dispose of the   theory that several titles  will be placed in safe-keeping with Mr. B.   J. Perry,  to be  handed   over to James and his  friends  from  time to time as occasion demands.  the Seattle trains leave daily, that scores of the  fishermen hied themselves and their belongings, as  well as their dollars, to Seattle. The live stock and  feed markets have been about the same as the previous week. Note several changes in oat meal. Towards the middle of the week the end came in sight  at last of the longshoremens' strike in,San Francisco,  which lasted about four weeks, and California fruit  began to come in abundantly.' Taken altogether  the fruit season for the past month to the dealers in  this city has been a disappointment, all on account  of the strike. Five days ago, however, boats commenced to run from San Francisco, and the outlook  now is that there will be a moving trade this incoming month."  In the dispute between Architect Macdonald and the  contractors for the new postoffice, the public may be  depended upon to espouse the cause of the architect.  If the contractors have taken the work  lower  than  they  can afford   to do  it, it does   not concern   the  public.     But it is an important  matter and  one in  which every one is interested,   that the   work   shall  ���be done according   to the   plans   and   specifications.  If eastern  contrac:ors  in   order   to secure   Government jobs in the west undertake to do  work for less  than the men here they   cannot  expect much   sympathy even  if they do drop  a few thousand dollars  on the transaction.  The mysterious movements of Cory S. Ryder have  given rise to the suspicion that Mr. Martin   has him  slated for. the  portfolio of   Mines,   when it   becomes .  vacant.  The prompt manner in ���������which the C. P. N. authorities have asked for an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the wreck of the Islander  shows a disposition on the part of the company to  place the responsibility of the disaster where it is  due.  In its  review, of trade for  last  week, the  Vancouver Trade Budget  reported as follows :   " While  there is some dullness in the  machinery  market in  this province,  the utmost  activity  prevails in   the  East.     When busy times in that line prevails  here  it   is   generally quiet in the   East, and vice   versa.  To the miners' and other strikes is largely attributed  the bad times here,  while the steelworkers'  strikes  in the U. S. have also shared in   bringing about the  present regrettable condition of affairs in this  province.     The feature of the week,   locally, has  been  the gradual close of the sockeye season on the Fraser  river.     Several thousand fishermen have gone their  different ways and  their was a noticeable briskness  in general business in Vancouver as a result.    I here  is a difference of opinion,  however, as to the  axact  extent to which Vancouver is benefited from the fact  that   the  men have   completed  their   work.     The  Budget's market   man was   informed  on  good  authority yesterday   that more than   one*half of   the  fishermen   on the Fraser this year  were  American  citizens, and it was a matter of common  knowledge  to Vancouver people, as well as to all who observed  The Victoria Colonist has  never been regarded as  a friend of organized labor.     The  close association  of that paper with interests that  antagonized   labor  and its utterances on the subject  produced this  belief.     Yet we now find that paper giving expression  to   the  following :   " There   are two   reasons   why  trades unionism is regarded with disfavor by   many  people.     One   is because   its objects are not   fully  understood, and the other is because demagoguery employs the power of united  labor in   too many  cases  to its own advancement,  and to  the injury  of  the  best interests of the working men.    When  anything  like this  happens the whole country at once hears  of   it, while little or   nothing   is said of the   many  excellent things accomplished by workingmen acting  in concert.     It is time for  a  new departure in this  regard.     The trades-unions are a tremendous social  force, and may became some  day a  great  political  power, But in any event they effect so many people,  their ohjectB are so excellent and their work is  as a  rule bo beneficial that   they are entitled  to  greater  recognition   than    they    have  heretofore  received.  We are far from admitting that   trades-unionism  is  a finality, and believe it to be only tho result of conditions rapidly passing away.     The time  will come  when the best principles of   trades-unionism will be  wmmmmmmnmwMnmm THE NELSON ECONOMIST  recognized by the law of the land. But the process  must necessarily be slow and will surely be prolonged. Meanwhile we commend to people generally  the investigation uf the real aims and methods of  this great organization commonly spoken of as  United Labor."  The information that the trackmen have settled  their grievances with the railroad is a matter for  congratulation, more particularly as the settlement  does not involve a loss of dignitv to the disputants  on either side.  Another American syndicate is about to begin  operations in Canada. It has been formed for the  the purposes of prosecuting the pulp industry in  Labrador. In the practically unknown territory,  lying to the north of the Gulf of St. Lawrence there  is an almost inexhaustible supply of moderate size  timber, mostly spruce, white birch and poplar, exactly suited for the manufacture of pulp. The syndicate has bought from the government of Quebec a  thousand square miles of timber limits in Labrador,  chiefly oponthe banks of the river Manitou. The  timber can be floated down the Manitou River and  its tributaries to the coast, and at Sept Isles, on the  northern shore of the gulf, a large pulp mill, tocost  over $1,000,000 will be built. At Sept Isles the  syndicate will make an attempt to ship * the product  of its mill all the year round, believing in the possibility of the winter navigation of the St. Lawrence.  Will the men in the Cabinet who were; elected to  oppose Joseph Martin quietly submit to that gentleman's domination? Just now it looks very much  like a case of lying down.  Writing of the supersititions of the late Italian  statesman, Crispi, a correspondent of the London,  Eng., Pall Mall Gazette said : One would have said  judging by Crispi's career and what is known of his  character, that he, at least, would scoff at the evil  eye, for who has been so bitterly opposed to the  church as he, and who so greatly hated by her? Yet  this same person, who defied man and the Pope,  never without exception went without three articles  about his person ; a revolver, to keep off palpable  enemies; a rosary, to thwart the devil; and a forked  charm for the evil eye. He refused to argue about  them. They were part of his daily life, and his  motives I suspect, even to himself, would not bear  analyzing. In the usual bedroom of Crispi at the  Villa Sina there was a large piece of tapestry, to  which a magnificent and artistic ivory crucifix was  attached, both always hanging at the head of his  bed. When his bed-room was changed to admit of  more air the crucifix was forgotten, but, the patient  noticed the omission ad once and somewhat angrily  insisted on its being brought immediately. " I  like familiar objects about me," he said in explana  tion. As to superstition, he has more than once  been seen to make the characteristic sign to ward off  bad luck, and even been heard to relate dreams, but  whether he really believed in it ail is a question which  will remain unsolved, as no one ever dared question  him.  The impression is gaining ground that too many  members of the Provincial Cabinet are afflicted with  political spinal curvature.  There is considerable  common  sense fn the  fol-  fowing  from the Lardeau Eagle.  Property owners in this district may just as well  face the facts and conditions existing here to-day as  years hence. We claim to have all kinds of ore in  this camp and it is true we have. But what the railway people want is our evidence. A representative  of the C. P. R. was in town during the past week and  he assured the Eagle that just as soon as we could  guarantee his company a daily ore tonnage of 100  tons he was prepared to say that the railway would  at once be built to Ferguson. Now here is a fair  and square proposition. What are we prepared to  do? The Nettie L- owners have offered a daily  output of 50 tons a day, but who will undertake to  supply the other 50 tons ? The Triune owners may or  may not be able to work their property all * winter  on account of its geographical position. The Cromwell owners are in the same category. A number  of north fork properties are making test shipments,  but so far none have ventured to say : " Here Mr.  C. P. R., if you will build your line, to Ferguson or  up our way we will guarantee you so much tonnage."  The C. P. R. is run on business principles and unless we have something definite to offer them in the  way of tonnage how can you expect them to come to  us. It's all very well to trot out the old argument  ofthe railway's construction creating tonnage. That  is well and good so far as it goes, but it doesn't go  far enough for practical purposes. Here we have  been picking and hen scratching away for years,  dozens of stock companies have come and gone, and  yet we find that even so small'an output as 100 tons  of ore a day cannot be guaranteed. As a matter of  pure, cold business isn't there something wrong.  There is but little excuse left the companies operating  here now, in the face of the C. P. R.'s offer. If you  have been " just waiting for a railway to commence  shipping," aB the prospectuses say, here is an opportunity for you to fulfill your promises to your  shareholders. A solitary 100 tons a day, from all  our mines combined, is all that is asked. Surely  we can meet the C. P. R. on these liberal terms, If  we can not, we must admit right here and now that  we are indeed a slow lot, and not deserving of much  syrrpathy, let alone a railway. The Nettie L.  people wiil have 100 men at work in a few weeks,  and their output, under present conditions, will be  probably 20 tons a day, but they have guaranteed  the 0. P. R. 50 tons a day if a railway is provided.  Surely the Silver Cup, and dozens of others who  claim to have ore will volunteer to make up the  other 50 tons. There is food for thought in the  above proposition, and we should not be slow to  avail ourselves of the opportunity or offer presented  by the Canadian Pacific Railway company.  Mr.  H.  Mortimer Lamb  supplies the   Victoria  Colonist with a weekly letter dealing with the mining  HH THE NELSON ECONOMIST  industry   of the   Province.    In   his last letter   Mr.  Lamb prints an interview  with Mr. William Blake-  more, which will be   read   with interest.     It is   as  follows:   " Among the visitors to Victoria this week  was Mr, William Blakemore, who formerly acted as  -general manager to the Crow's Nest Coal Co., but is  ' now occupying the position of consulting engineer to  -the C. P. R      Mr. Blakemore and I met several years  -ago���in   1896, when  things were booming, and I remember that though he entertained  then, as he still  doe?, an enthusiastic belief in the future of the mining industry in the province, he remarked at the time  that speculation was running riot,  and that the inevitable reaction  and depression   which   has   since  ��� cf>me to pass, must be anticipated   within a measurable period.     When a man once establishes,   as   in  this   case, a reputation as.- a successful prophet,   he  must take   the consequence?.     I, therefore, fix  Mr.  Blakemore with the responsibility of a second  prediction, to which in the course of our conversation on  ���Thursday   he gave utterance.     It was   to the effect  that   in thecourse of the next  year or so we should  witness a greater investment of capital   in legitimate  mining in British Columbia than ever before.     Now,  this   sounds' veiy like   one   of   those   meaningless  generalities with  which many of us are at   hopeful  moments prone to indulge, possibly in a ������.praiseworthy,  effort to maintaln.oiirown  or  our  he'are'rs' fLiggi n g  confidence; but, coming from an engineer of standing, who   moreover is in   close touch with  Eastern  ���capital, the"remark I attribute to him is more than  a vague common-pLice.     It   is, however, fair to Mr.  Blakemore to add that he qualified his  statement by  remarking that   hefore a better state   of-affairs could  exist,   the  \vay  must   be   cleared   by  exposing the  methods of promoters and others who are still  endeavoring to deceive the public, and by the rigid enforcement of those laws which provide  for the regular  publication of returns and annual  balance-sheets by  joint  stock   companies,     Mr. Blakemore's  view is  that a great proportion of the capital so far invested  in the purchase of British Columbia mines was used  simply   as the bait   to attract  a   credulous public.  That is to say, the mines   were not acquired for the  sake of their value, or prospective value,  but as an  excuse for market  manipulation and stock jobbery.  The fact that in many instances insufficient working  capital was provided wherewith  to continue  operations, largely substantiates this opinion.     It is not,  of course, to be expected that in future there will he  no more of this sort of thing, but it is safe to assume  that the worst of the 'wild-catting' movement id over,  and that mining in th.- province will in consequence  settle down on a proper industrial basis."  The announcement that Mr. JVC Brown had been  made Provincial Secretary in Mr. Dunsrnuirs  oabinet rather staggered humanity, in ho far an  British Columbia is concerned, . It clearly proves  that the voters of British Columbia may expresH a  preference for one set of men to conduct their aff u'rs  and be forced to accept the sot of mon and principles  they condemned. Mr. Dunsmuir may not be able  to realize the significance of his act, but undoubtedly  he will have reason to regret it before many months  elapse. The people are jealous of their political  rights and once the full meaning and import of this  monstrous act dawnsupon them we may reasonably  anticipate a wholesale condemnation of James  Dunsmuir and his Government. Mr. McBride, in  placing his resignation in the hands ofthe government did only what any self-respecting Cabinet  Minister would do under the circumstances. He had  pledged himself to deal honorably by his constituents  and he has done so. By his manly straightforward  conduct he has made himself the important factor in  thepoliticdl situation in British Columbia to-day.  How different with that man Prentice. Instead of  following Mr. McBride he accepted the more important portfolio of Fnance. 0? the other members  ofthe Cabinet who meekly submitted to the Martin-  Dunsmuir selection of a Provincial Secretary, little  need be said. The indignant public will estimate  them at their true value. No one expected much  from Wells and'Prentic.e,-.but it was generally believed  that there was a fight left in the Attorney-General.  In this we were deceived. He teems to have taken  his medicine without even as much as a frown. How  he will atteppt-to justify his conduct it is difficult to  understand. He would have shown a proper spirit  by standing with Mr. McBride, - at this time, but he  has chosen his friends and by his company he will  be judged when the time for a new election arrives.  Indeed, it is hinted that even the Attorney-General  will he asked to make way for Joseph Martin. It  will'be too late then for Mr. Ebeits to take a stand.  It does not seem possible that the Government will  live through another session. Another election will  mean political death to the intriguers.  The spectacle of Mr. D. M. Eberts throwing  bouquets at the new Provincial Secretary will be one  of the features of the next session ofthe Legislature.  If Mr. McBride contests Westminster City against  J. C. Brown he will receive the moral support of evary  right thinking man in the Province.  Mr. McBride is being complimented on all sides  for the determined right he is making against the  domination of Joseph Martin.  It will now be in order for Mr. Dunsmuir Io select  Mr. J. CBrown for one ofthe directors of the Noble  Five.  From present appearances there \a no prospect of  the Rowland strike being settled for some months to  come.  It is probable that Joseph Martin will, insist on the  appointment of W. VV. B. Mclnnes to the vacant portfolio of Mines.  mi 6  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  THE determination of Rev. Mr. Akehurst to  resign his charge in Nelson will be regretted.  During his long residence in Nelson he has  made many friends, not only within the limits of  his own church, but with the members of other  religious denominations and the citizens generally.  From . eports it appears Mr. Akehurst has not the  unanimous support of his own congregation, aud to  finally settle matters the parishoners of St. Saviour's  Church will meet this evening.  The following concerns a young man well known  to railway officials in Nelson. It comes in the way  of a dispatch from Chicago : " Colorado Mountains  furnishes the latest romance from real life. Miss  Bessie .'Cain, a'very pretty girl, of Kokomo, Ind.,  went to the west two years ago for the benefit of her  health. She was much admired in the various  mining camps, and became known as The Pretty  Mountain Maid.1 Fred W. Callaway son of W. R.  Callaway, Minneapolis, general manager of the  <l Soo" railway lines, was a student in the Minnesota  State University, and went to Cripple Creek to indulge in practical engineering and geological studies.  While roaming the mountains the two young people  met, and it was a case of love at first sight. It  fell to the lot of the young lovers to save one another's  lives. Young Gallaway was nursed back to life  after falling into a prospect hole, and Miss Bessie  nursed him back to health. . The parents of the  young man were also captivated by the charming  Kokomo girl, and a w< dding in. the family is  billed for the near future."  The boat race at Rat Portage .to-day between  Gaudaur and Towns is exciting more than ordinary  interest. The shell in which Towns has practised  is only twenty-five feet long, six feet and six inches  shorter than Gaudaur's boat, the English craft be  ing, however, almost an inch wider in the beam.  Towns takes the long, sweeping stroke, introduced  into this country by Ed Hanlan after his reiurn  from his first trip to England. Towns says that  the long stroke is the only thing in England, and  adds that he has made faster time since adopting  this style of stroke. In reply to a query about the  recovery from the long stroke he said :  " Ah, you have noticed that I come a long way  behind Gaudaur, if you hold the watch on us both  and count our dips only, but you must not lose sight  of the fact, that though I lo^e time in 'recovering,'  my boat iH going all the while, whereas, your man  stops up almost completely. It may, of course,  only be for a fraction of a second, but there are a  great many strokes in three miles."  " Gaudaur," declarts his American trainer, u is  simply going to stagger humanity by creating the  fastest three-mile record the world has ever seen if  Towns pushes him. I only hope that Towns is a  fast man. Jake's tnree-mile record is 19 minutes  li seconds. I won't tell you what he can do it in  now, but I don't mind stating that he can row four  miles under twenty minutes."  many, but probably few people have thought that  the variations in pitch of that sound might foretell  changes of weather," says the Western Electrician..  " Yet this is the curious discovery that is credited to  a German physician, Dr. Eydam. As this gentleman was waiting for a train at a country station the  shrill sound of the wind passing through the telegraph wires nearby reminded him that he had frequently heard a eimilar sound either immediately  before or after a storm or a heavy fall of rain or  snow, and it naturally occurred to him to try and  ascertain whether there was any connection between  the sound and such changes in the weather. As a  heavy shower of rain fell within 48 hours after he  had heard the sound at the railroad station, he concluded that there was such a connection, and he  then determined to investigate the matter thoroughly.  As a result the physician now maintains, first, that  any unusual disturbance in the telegraph wires is an  infallible indicator of bad.weather, and, second, that  the nature of the changes in the atmosphere may be  learned from the sound which the wind ma,kes when  passing through the wires. Thus a deep sound, he  says, which is of considerable or medium strength, indicates that there will be slight showers of rain,  with moderate winds, within from 30 to 48 hours,  and, on the other hand, a sharp shrill sound is the  sure token of a heavy storm, which will be accompanied by much rain or snow. The physician's  great discovery can probably be easily explained by  a study of the expansion and contraction of metal  wires as affected by the barometric changes in the  atmosphere."  An extra   Gazette   announces the  opening of the  Court of Assize at Nelson October 15.  Mr. Robert Houston,  of the   Rossland Miner, was  a visiior to Nelson on Labor Day.  No doubt Grand Forks and Columbia will be  greatly benefited by the amalgamation, but it seems  strange that no better name than Miner could be decided upon. It shows a lack of originality on the  part of the citizens that they should have chosen  such a common name.  l< The sound made by the wind as it passes through  telegraph  or telephone  wires  is  a familiar  one  to  Apparently Grand Forks is booming. " There is  a great demand for houses in this city and suburbs,  both for rent and purchase," said J. A. Smith, of the  Grand Forks Investment and Trust company to a  Gazette reporter recently , " and hardly a day goes  by but we receive enquiries.regarding such property  from Spokane, Rossland, Greenwood, and ^ven as  far away as Toronto and other eastern cities, in  my opinion, there is a golden opportunity here for  some one to build a number of neat cottages either  for sale or rent, as at present it is practically impossible to find an unoccupied house in the city out  side those listed in the 'shack' class, while to my  personal knowledge there are families in the city at  this moment who cannot secure a house. Since it  has become apparent that the old feeling between the  two towns is to be swept away and a united effort  made to place the united cities in the front rank of  interior cities,1 the building and loan companies  have shown a decided tendency to make investments  here and it is easy for anyone to get money for  erecting residential property, while for business purposes loans are much easier. A short time since it  was almost impossible to obtain a loan of any kind  while now money can be had on any reasonable pro-  pcsition. I find the demand for real eBtate and  farm property rapidly  increasing and   investors are  nmm y.^tffrn'.ji^Mniijt  '^i^^^^^K^^Si3^^i^Vit$L B  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  u ���  beginning to turn this way as a field of profitable  investment, and I confidently expect*that" within the  next few months we will see great activity in' real  .estate in ail parts of the city. Taken all in all the  outlock for the future of this city is brighter than  .any time in the past."  W. E. Wasson has left on a visit to his old home at  Norwood Ontario.  When the Rev. Dr. S. Reese Murray was doing  pastoral work in Montgomery, Alaska, he was called  on to marry a couple at the home of the leading  merchant in the city, who lived in great magnificence.  The wedding'guests were lavishly entertained. The  supper was remarkable for all sorts of delicious  things to "eat and drink, and f>r the handsome display of silvei. and glass. In.the early part  of the meal a waiter approached Dr. Murray, who is  a total abstainer, and was about to fill his glass.  " Not any for me," said Dr. Murray^ quietly. "It's  champagne, sir," insisted the waiter. " Not any,"  repeated Dr. Murriy. The waiter turned away, but  came back instantly with ai other bottle. " Have  this, sir ? It's port." "'No, I don't care for any,"  from Dr.. Murray. Again the man went away,  only to return with a third bottle. This time he  smiled confidently. Ashe was about to pour the  wine, he. said : ' Claret, sir?'' "No," again from  Dr. Murray. A fourth wane was brought and declined. Then the waiter came up close to Dr.  Murray, leaned over his shoulder, and whispered  softly in his ear: " Doctor, we have whiskey and  brandy in the cellar;   which can I get for you, sir?"  The Nelson Operatic Society will produce another  opera some time during the autumn. This society  has sent east for several operas, one of which will be  chosen for production.  "There is a great deal of sound sense in persons  suffering from, insomnia taking rides on the trolley  car to make them sleep, as I know from constant  experience," said a conductor on anight car to a  Pniladelphia reporter. " Men who ride only  occasionally after midnight, and get on the car quite  chipper, after Eight street, are sound asleep before  they reach the Schuylkill river. It is only men  who are accustomed to work after midnight that  can keep awake for a long ride. It is a common  thing forme to see twenty men in a late car all  asleep. If I know where they want to go I wake  them   up, but   they don't   always tell   me.    " The  ther night a man who lives near Fifty-second'and  Jefferson streets boarded a down car after midnight,  saying that he could not sleep, and he thought a  trolley ride would do him good. ��� He kept awake  all right until we got to the ferry, but on the up  trip, after 1 o'clock, he fell asleep with the rest of the  men in the car. I forgot all about him when  we reached his street and carried him  to Overbrook. Well, what's stranger, I forgot  him again on the down trip and he slept all the way  to the ferry. He made an awful row. On the up  trip he slept all the way again, but it was daylight  when he got to Fifty-second street. The policeman  on that corner wa? waiting for the car. Th<i man's  wife had been out,to look for him."  o  Sir Arthur Sullivan and Sir John Stainer were  friends when they were quite small boys. When  George Cooper, the eminent organist at St.  Sepulchre's church, was  giving lessons   to young  Stainer he allowed Sullivan to be present, and one  day he gave them a difficult theme upon which they  were to extemporize. Both worked it out, to the  intense satisfaction of the old organist,. who exclaimed: ���' I should like to live to see the race you  two will run, for both of you will do something  great." Unfortunately Cooper only lived to see  them win half the fame that subsequently came to  them. ,  Not along ago Sir John. Stainer was in a small  Swiss village, and the English clergyman was on the  lookout for a musician to assist at the service.  Stainer was in the smokeroom of the hotel when the  clergyman found him, and started the conversation  with : "Do you play the harmonium?" " -A little,"  wras the reply of the ex-organist of St. Paul's  Cathedral. " Will you, then, be good enough to  help us out of our difficulty on Sunday ? We will  read the Psalms and the hymns shall be the simplest  I can select," added the delighted parson. "I will  do my best," said Stainer, with a smile. The Eervice  passed off all right, but the congregation, instead of  rushing away at the close, listened to a brilliant  recital. When the parson heard the name of his  assistant he asked him to dinner. " Do you smoke?"  he said at the close. " I will do my best,"  muttered Stainer, and the ensuing laughter was the  prologue of an entertaining exchange of Oxford  reminiscences.  Stainer was a great story teller. One anecdote  he was fond of relating had reference to the days  when there were amateur orchedtias in churches.  "The Messiah" was being sung, and as the line approached, " Who is the King of Glory?" the man  playing the double bass whispered to the violoncellist  in front of him : "Let us have your resin, and I  will show 'em who is the king of glory 1"  At the residence of Mr. J acob D>>ver, Silica street,  yesterday afternoon, Miss Sarah R. Dover was united  in marriage to Mr." Louis P...Pearlof Seattle. The  ceremony was performed by Rabbi Kornfeld, of  Seattle, assisted by Rev. J. Ii. White, pastor of the  Methodist Church. Mrs. Pearl has a host of friends  in Nelson, all of whom unite in wishing the newly  married couple long life and prosperity.  Bennet Burleigh, the English war correspondent,  is authority for the following strange story: One  day last autumn two officers, newly arrived from  different parts of up-country, met at Cape Town,  Rather lonely and a good deal bored, they scraped  acquaintence and found one another agreeable.  When the dinner hour came they agreed to dine together.  The keen edge of appetites having been taken off  by a good dinner, the tenior officer became a trifle  more expansive.  " Do you know," said he, " 1 rather like you, and  there's something about you that seems familiar,  as if we had met  before.     I am  Major S. of the���"  "Hello, are you?" said the other. "I'm Lieutenant S.,���just joined,-���your youngest brother l"  There was an unrehearsed s.'.ene as the two khaki-  clad warriors sprang to each other and pounded each  other on the back- -which is the Briton's way of  falling on the neck and weeping, They had not  met for years, and the baby brother had meantime  sprouted into a tall youth with an incipient mustache.  u  Roanoke," which comes to the Nelson Opera  House next Monday evening, lias had a phenomenal  run in the East. The cornpa,ny which will produce  it in Nelson is said to be thelx-si Mr. French has had  under his management for years,  wnmiuBHimxmm 8  Pero, the  Faithful,  H TT is said you desire a mozo, senor."  L Dr. Jordan looked up impatiently. He was  an impatient man at best and could better  pardon anything th:in what he pleased to term an  unwarranted interruption, and unless you allowed  him to address you first you were apt to be guilty of  one of those interruptions, at least in the worthy  doctor's opinion.  " Dog !" said he, with an ominous scowl at the  slight brown figure before him, oblivious of the fact  that it had stood there hesitatingly, sombrero in  hand, for perhaps a quarter of an hour. " Dog, could  you not wait until I had finished ?"  It would have puzzled the doctor to have told  what was the thing he would first have finished, except perhaps that it might have been no capacity  for thought���you cannot appreciate such a thing. I  would say you were brainless had I not carved so  many of you."  "1 will���I will retire, senor."  "You will remain where you are. That is like  you, too, faith ! You wou.d retire, to come again,  that again you might interrupt me. No. Now that  the mischief is done, at least remain to give your  excuse."  " I had heard you wished a mozo."  " Ai.d, if I do, do you know of one'.?"���'-  " I do not speak for myself, senor."  "You a mozo���you ? Do you call yourself a man?  Why, you are a child, a spear of grass, a flower that  has not yet budded. How many years do you claim,  sir?"  "My mother could not tell that, senor. I am  young, but strong and faithful."  The doctor's frown relaxed. It was with almost  a good-natured smile that he regarded the Indian  boy, who stood nervously tapping a bare fo )t and  thumbing his straw sombrero. As the smile broadened, betraying the truly tender heart that lay beneath his gruff exterior, the d ;Ctor glanced up at.  the smoking peak that was outlined against the distant horizon and for a moment drank in the beauties of purple and bronze with which the sinking  sun dyed it. Then he lightly rose from his hammock. Laying one hand on the boy's shoulder and  with the other pointing toward the distant peak, he  said :  " You say you are faithful. Suppose, now, that I  employed you. Suppose that I as ced you to sc.ile  yonder peak and by sunrise to bring me a mineral  found there"���  " What is the mineral, senor?"  "It is a-yellow substance that boils up from the  volcano. It is that which burns with a bluish  light"���  " And a smell that is like inferno ?"  The doctor laughed. " Yes ; that is what we call  sulphur."  "Then I will bring it to you." Ere the doctor  could protest he had gone,  The faint streaks of amber were tinging the eastern edge of the sky as he opened his eyes the next  morning. He sprang from his bed of r.tretched rawhides and threw the door open to fill his lungs with  the cool, bracing air. Then he bathed and rubbed  himself vigorously and dressed in great humor,  much pleased to know that he had beaten the sun  and stolen an hour from life's handicap,  u Well, what the devil I" the doctor exclaimed.  " Ah, yes, the sulphur boy, back on time. That is a  good beginning."  "This is it which you are wanting, senor?" The  Indian boy stood before him, holding out a small  skin pouch, whose distended mouth permitted him  to see its yellow contents. The doctor glanced at it,  rubbed his eyes, looked at it the second time, then  seized a piece ef the yellow stuff, weighed it in the  palm of his hand, bit it, examined it earnestly and  finally said in a savage tone : -  " Tell me at once where you got it."  " The senor  sent me to the mountains."  "For sulphur boy.     Do you know  what this is?"  The frightened boy retreated.  '��� I am sorry. I thought it was right. I will go  back and search again."  "Oh what fools these perros are ! No; you shall go  back again, but I shall go with you at once���yes,  at once. I am not angry with you ; no. Why, you  are one in a thousand. Give me the pouch. Do  you know what this is? It is the stuff that rules the  world, what men risk their lives for, that makes  and unmakes nations. It is the power, it is. I will  ���now, what are you wanting ?"  "The doctor need starve no longer," said Pedro.  " The doctor's coffee is ready."  "Serve it at once You will eat with me, you and  this dingy."  Pedro set about it, and soon the three were breakfasting together.  The horses were saddled and re idy at last. The  bags were filled with provisions and sundry curious  packages that the doctor himself stuffed into them.  They finally set out in single file, * he Indian boy on  foot leading: the way, the doctor next, with his rifle,  and Pedro bringing up the rear, with such an assortment of spades and trowels as might have stock-  era gardener's toolhouse.  It was no light work over the rocks covered with  bushes and thorn clad vines, but they found it still  worse when the forest was passed and they came  out onto a steep incline that was fathoms deep in  ashes and where, with each step upward, they seemed  to siip back a step and a half. The dust was  suffocating, the heat almost unbearable, the thirst  it engendered torturing, and when they had finally  accomplished the ascent the doctor sank down exhausted.  " Boy," said he when he had recovered his speech,  "did you come all this way last night ? How were  you able to do it ?"  The Indian boy smiled sadly. " It was the dog  in me, senor," he answered.  " What does your mother call you?" asked Pedro.  " She should have called   him   Pedro,"  the doctor  interrupted, " for he has a d )g's endur tnce arid par-  haps may prove equally faithful."  The dog looked at him reproachfully, but he  merely rose to his feet and said, " If the senor is  ready."  Up, up, through the broiling sun, over fields of  lava and volcanic slack, the trio climbed persistently  until they stood on the mountain's crest and  gazed down into the .ominous depth of the crater  that yawned before them.  " It is there, senor," the boy said simply, pointing  toward the black mouth of a cavern half obscured  by a cloud of steam that shrilly escaped from some  unseen crevice.  " It is the mouth of hell 1" exclaimed Pedro. Even  the sturdy doctor shrank back, but the lust for gold  will lead a man to brave the greatest danger.  ~>v.  tMM&!'���]?'  nimwi.w��  HHIHjBMmilllllllllM '���**  OTtw-smaaawiift si^iiyj wiwau,  jrimssa&zqirsfisz^^  h        I. fc��           u i     ������ ���      ������ ba. a       ��� ��� b .J J      M        ������!���    m. .*.      J ���      BBBM ���*.��   ��� J ���      B_ hi     .*���*���   ���     ta/*%      a a     a. ��� h. ���������    ��� m  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  9  %  '���  )  \   "<���  "Come, then !" he cried, but the Indian boy detained him.  " Not that way, senor. See where you would go.  It is none too sure, senor."  He took a small pick from Pedro and struck it  through what seemed to be a solid rock, but which  proved to be but a mass of light ashes. It was on  this that the doctor would have* stepped and beneath which, had he done so, he might have disappeared forever.  Testing each foot of the way with the greatest  caution, he took the lead, now through a cloud of  white vapor, now accross a bottomless seam, from  which poured a cloud of black smoke, filled with  deadly gases, till the mouth of the cave lay before  them.  "It is suicide," muttered Pedro. "I, for one, will  go no farther."  Into the cayern the young boy crept, and the  doctor, fiist lighting a torch that he took from one  of the saddlebags they had brought, followed after  as best he could. It was" not far that they had ; to  go. 'A.few short steps from the entrance the doctor  saw the thing he sought���virgin gold, a mass of  gold which the wealth of Klondike could not equal,  such as men might have dreamed of, but none had  ever beheld before. Mad with the sense of sudden  power, the doctor clutched it. He fondled it. With  tears of joy he kissed it, swearing, laughing, and  crying by turns, and then���there was a sudden  trembling of the rock. The cavern seemed to sway  in space, and there came a sound as if the earth was  splitting in twain from the center. Pedro turned  and fled. The doctor threw the gold from him with  a curse and frantically endeavored to follow, but the  boy held him< back.    .  " No, no, senor, if you would live," he pleaded:-'  But the doctor did not hear him. There w aV the  din chaos without. A wide crack opened- across the  cave, arid a suffocating vapor p^ouied through it.  Again the rocky walls trembled and swayed, and  the crack closed its jaws with a vicious snap, like  some gigantic animal enraged that it had not engulfed them.  "Cur, Dog 1" the doctor cried, striving to free  himself  and striking the   boy who  clung   to him.  " Let loose, I say, or I'll kill you 1"  But the youth would not loosen his desperate  hold. He clung, with the strength of a demon, and,  fighting to gain each step of the way, the doctor  dragged him to the mouth of the cave, where, by  a supreme effort,'he .freed ���himself. Gasping for  breath, he rose to his feet and blindly plunged out  of the hideous place, only to pause at the entrance,  spetchle-s with terror at what he beheld. The air  seemed a blast from a furnace.  As   he peered   out through   the lurid haze   with  eyes that seemed to him to b�� startling fn.m their sockets a spur of rock, a hundred feet high, that crowned  the opposite   side wall  of  the crater,  toppled  and  fell with a deafening crash  and was swallowed  up  in the horrible depths.   The path they had taken to  reach the cave  had  been split but a  yard  beyond  him by a yawning chasm whose opposite  wall  he  vainly tried to distinguish.     The semidaylight that  had prevailed suddenly changed  to darkness,   not  the dark of a summer night,  but the  horrible dark  of the catacombs.     Ghastly  flames  of yellow  and  blue shot up from the depths and pierced it, making  its blackness visible.     A  hot fleck of ashes touched  his cheek as a shower of them fell about him round.  A mass of vapor puffed out suddenly and enveloped  him like a winding sheet, and, clutching wildly   at  empty  space, he felt  himself falling, falling down,  down   through   an unknown void that  seemed to  have no ending. And then���then he opened his  burning eyes and dimly looked about him, seeing,  but scarcely comprehending.  " Pedro !" he called feebly. The Indian boy bent  over him, placing his pocket fiask to his lips.  " There's no Pedro now, senor;"  " Where did he���ah, I remember !"  " How did 1 come here?"  "T carried you."  "Carried me where ?"  " Where but through the cavern, senor-���here to  its other entrance."  "You? You brought me out of that hell ? You  carried me here to safety? You? How were you able  to do it?"  The Indian boy smiled proudly. "It was the  dog in me,  senor"���The Vernon.  SHORT  STORIES  Sir Mountstuart Grant, in one of the new volumes  of his reminiscences,'���-tells a story of Arthur Balfour,  when he was Chief Secretary for Ireland, asking  Father Healv : "Is it true I'm so much detested as  the newspapers will have it ?" " If. the divil himself," said Father Healy, " was as much detested in  Ireland as you are, my occupation   would be  gone."  The virtues of a keen business man are often  negative rather than positive. It is said that a  great broker once told his son that only two things  were necessary to make a great financier.' - " And  what are.those, father ?" the son asked. " Honesty  and sagacity." " But what is the mark of honesty?"  "Always to keep your word." " And the mark of  sagacity ?"   " Never to give your word."  Claiborne F. Jackson, the once famous governor  of Missouri, married five sisters in reasonable lanses  of consecutiveriess. When he asked for the hand  of the last it is said that the antiquated father of  these girls responded slowly: "Well, yes ; you  can have her. You've got 'em all now, my lad ;  but for goodness' sake, if anything happens to that  'ere poor misguided gal, don't come and ask me for  the old woman J"  Edward Everett Hale relates how a curious error  crept into the translation of the Lord's Prayer into  the Deleware Indian tongue. The English translator had as an assistant an Indian who knew English. "What U 'hallow' in Delaware?" asked the  translator. The Indian thought he said " holloo,"  and gave him the equivalent. Therefore, the Dele-  ware version of the Lord's Prayer reads to this day :  "Our father Who art in heaven, hallooed be Thy  name !"  Mr, Baring Gould tells a story about the Vicar of  Helland, Cornwall, arid his neighbor, the Vicar of  Blisland. The former was going to London, and  hoped that the Archdeacon.of Cornwall could be  induced to take his service on the Sunday following  so that he might stay away a few extra days. He  left it to his noighhor at Blisland to negotiate the  little arrangement, and asked to be informed how  things went by telegram, All wont well ; and the  Vicar of Blisland gave in a telngram at the nearest  office: "The Archdeacon of Cornwall is going to  Helland, You need n >t return," But when  delivered in London the words were thus divided :  "The Archdeacon of Cornwall is going to IH1 ; and  you need not return.1  n  NHM 10  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  The Slocan Drill reports : Again  the shipments from the division go  over the 100 ton mark, totalling  130 tons. Of this amount the  Enterprise shipped 20 tons and the  Arlington the balance. Next  month will Fee the heavy shipments  from the latter property under the  recent contract commenced. Ore  is coming into town from the  Fourth of July Group, Butner and  Teeter making the shipment. It  was taken out under lease. The  Black Prince will make another  shipment shortly and the Tamarac  and Exchange may he expected to  send out ore   before winter   comes  Last year the exports from this division amounted to 2847 tons, made  up from 10 properties.    Following  is a list of the shipments this year  to date:  Arlington.................. ......    2600  E nter prise............ -....'.\..... -."���...     400  Two Friends.....................        40  Black Prince..  ���.........      1%5  Bondholder.?....... .........;.....      23  Chapleau.......        15  Speculator -..      10  Phoenix        23  V. & M       20  Esmeralda.....         2  Hampton          6  3264  As was predicted the force of  men at the St. Eugene mine are being added to from time . to time.  The CranbrookHerald says a number of men are now at work sinking  the thin compaitment shaft at the  entrance to the lake shore tunnel.  The cable, bucket and pump are  now here, and the hoist has already  been installed. It is intended to  make the shaft as strong as possible and a carload of timbers has  been shipped from the coast for the  purpose. In addition to the work  at the mine men are at work  blasting stumps and clearing up  the company's grounds which were  recently fenced. Thus things  about the mine are rushing, and  everything points towards a larger  force soon being put to work.  A general meeting of the stockholders of the Valparaiso Gold  Mining Company was held at the  office of the company on Thursday,  the 22nd insfc. Mayor Carlson,  manager of the company, presided  W. E. Hodder acted as secretary in  the absence of Mr. J. Maloney. It-  was resolved to sell enough ofthe  Treasury stock to pay off the indebtedness of the company and to  perfect the Crown grant to the  whole ofthe claims in the group.  A report was read showing the  great value of the property which  ivill be further developed in the  fall.  Dr. Arthur of Nelson, Dr. Rogers  and    Messrs.   D.   McPhall    and  Ericson of Kaslo have in the Silver  Glance group a wonderful rich property. D. McPhail, who has been  engaged in development work on  thegroup, has advised his partners  that on Wednesday he struck the  lead in place at a dep'h of 300  feet. The paystreak is 18 inches  wide, nearly all black sulphurets,  and will assay upwards of 1000  ounces in silver with good gold  values. The black sulphured  alone assay in value $4800 per ton  in goldand silver. Toe ledge has  been proved for a distance of 400  feet along the surface, and with  the depth shown there seems to be  sufficient ore already in sight to  make the owners wealthy.'- It is;  the intention to commence shipping at once. A large order for  ore sacks has. been placed locally.  ���Kootenaian  (Front the Phoenix Pioneer.)  The Shay engine took out 20 cars  of ore from Phoenix last night-  over 600 tons.  The Mother Lode has not shipped  a ton of ore this week, but will resume after Labor Day.  From Central camp the No. 7  mine is sending out an average of  10 tons of ore daily to the Greenwood smelter.    .  The Snowshoe is on the shipping  list this week, having sent out  three cars of ore to the G.ieenwood  smelter.  The south drift from the 25.0-foot,  level of the Brooklyn, which has  been following the ore body, is now  in 1,000 feet.  Another winze has been started  in the Knob Hill tunnel, about  300 feet beyond the first winze. It  is now down about 25 f^et.  Preparations are being made to  use ore cars for shipping from the  B. 0. mine. Heretofore only box  cars have been supplied by the C.  P. R.  This week the Sunset mine,  Dead wood camp, has sent out a  shipment of 250 tons of ore to the  Hall Mints smelter at Nelson. A  ten car spur is being put in at the  mine, and other preparations for  regular shipments are being made,  The Monte Mira group of four  claims, in Aspen Grove, Similka-  meen, has been bonded by Alexander Gallinger, of Oshkosh, Wis, for  $100,000. It is a copper and gold  proposition,  The ore treated at the Granby  smelter for the last week amounted  to 2,749 tons. But one furnace  was running part of the week, the  second furnace starting again  Thursday. To date 206,032 tons  have been treated.  KOOTENAY .  COFEEE CO.  Coffee Roasters  Pea,ers in Tea and Coffee  We are offering at lowest prices the best  grades of Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Teas.  Our Best Mocha and Java Coffee per  pound $   40  Mocha and Java'Blend, 3 pounds 1 00  Choice Blend Coffee, 4 pounds..  1 00  Special Blend Coffee, 6 pounds.... 1 00  Rio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00  Special Blend Ceylon rea, per p">und.    30  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P. O. Box 182.  WEST     BAKER    STREET,    NELSON  WADDS BROS.  H0T0GRAPHBRS  Vancouver and Nelson  BAKER STREET  NELSON,  B. C  Canadian  - i>AC!IFIC  SUMMER  TOU RS  VIA  AMERICA'S  CREATE ST  SCENIC LINE  To all Eastern Points via Lake Route,  All-Kail or Soo Line, via St. Paul or  Chicago.  PAN-AMERICAN  EXPOSITION  BUFFALO - $76.00  Sixty Days'  Limit  AUGUST 6, 20  Through Slooping Car Service, Kootoiiay  Landlrig to Toronto, Arrowhead to Vancouver.  For pamphlets doacrlptivo of Canadian Pacific toui'H and for Tlmo ubloH, Ratcw, TlokolH,.  apply  H. L, BROWN,  City Passenger Agent,,  Jk  1��� %  J, H, CARTER,  DM.. Push. Ajyt.,  Nelson.  E. .T. COYLE,  A. G. P. A.  Vancouver  wmam  mm  asagaEgSEsmagm^^


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items