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NELSON, B. 0., SATURDAY, APRIL..25, 1903.  .NUMBER 41  Peculiar  Some  Characteristics     of  of Our Legislators.  FOUR     MEN     OF     NOTE.  familiar with it or not, consequently what he has to eay on any  i subject with which he is conversant i  i       ' .  goe3 for ver}' little. He is a most  assiduous worker and seems never  to tire. At one time he was a law  partner of Joseph Martin, but now  repudiates him as a possible leader  ox the Liberal party ; but it would  surprise no one to see those two  gentlemen working harmoniously  again in doube harness.  lift fcMWLNflilPH  J.   H.   Hawthomthwaite,    A.    W  Smith, William Wallace Bruce  Mclnnes and Smith Curtis.  "   ��'��  CI!  J. H. HAWTHORNTHWA1TE,  member for Nanaimo, is an Irishman and consequently "agin' *' all  governments. He also frowns upon  everything that stands for heaven's  first law. He was elected as a labor representative, because he always had savey enough not to labor, but to confine his operations  to looking out for soft snaps. He  is now a pronounced socialist, and  considers that dogma the panacea  for all ills, his own in particular.  He is looked upon by the socialists  as the Moses who is lead them out  of the Wilderness, but it is thought  by some that he will mate a 'bad  mess when it comes to navigating  the Red Sea. He is not a bad fellow and acts generally up to what  he think.s is right, and with experience he will know more and do  better when he gets the chance.  A. W. SMITH, member for East  Lillooet. There are two Smiths in  the House. This is not the other  one ; ho represents East Kootenay.  Mr. Smith is nice-looking old gentleman, and haa represented his  constituency for many years. It is  not often he says much, but hecer  tainly knows how to hold hia job  with the electors.  THE   NEWEST   SUMMER GIRL.  WILLIAM WALLACE  BRUCE  MclNNES, JV . P. P. for N. Nanaimo,  is the youngest and most promising  politician in tho  House, with emphasis on the word  politician,   for  he is one of the few  who  is  all  ol  that.    He is a  fluent  and  forcible  speaker and fairly drowns hia hearers with a cataract of words, either  English  or Gaelic.    As  hia name  implies, he is of  noted  Scotch  descent, William Wnllaco and Bruct  boing Highlanders of faiuo  and renown.    Liko tho latter,  the  member  for   North  Nanaimo  has devoted considerable timo to the study  ���of  tho   porsevoring   habits  of   an  insect   of   tho    family   Arancidn;  known as tlio spider.    Jn his case  tho spider  was u myth.   It happened in this way :    William Wal-  Inoo   Bruco   Molnnos    for    many  moons reclined watching his phantom spider descending tho web, and  though   William mado many  attempts to eapturo him, Mr.  Foxoy  Spidor always cscapod  by running  up tho laddor, but it oliancocl one  day after Mr. Spidor had boon out  tho night before on a bat, and wiih  hard pushed, tired and   woary,   In  unthinkingly 'sauntered   down   lo  tho tail end of his web, and, swing'  ing gently   in   tlio   bioizo   ho foil  asleep.    This  was  Bruoo's  opportunity.    Ho grasped it, and Heeured  tho spidor, i. e.,- tlio portfolio,  and  niado ready for   his   Huiiiiockbui'ii,  viz., West Ynlo ; but,  alas, ho  gnl  it in   tho  nock  nt   AshoroCt.    Air.  Alolnnos nhfo writes poetry.  SMITH CUU'l IS, M. I\ P. fur  lloselaiul. Although this member  is unfortunately deaf, ho still retains tho power ol" speech. ITo i.  always ready and willing to hold  jtorth on any imbjeol, whether ho iu  Moth-ball my raglan, mother, and pat  away my hat  With feathers all around it���I'll  have  no need for that;  My mull"and furs, dear mother,  pray  put them on the shelf,  For I am ready,  a other,  to innovate  myself!  The gentle spring is coming,  And iu a chirping whirl  The merry birds are calling  The newest Summer Girl !  Pray hustle out my straw hat, my belt  and shirt waist suit,  For summer's coming, mother,  and I  must be a "beaut!"  Dig up my last year's Trilbies and polish them anew,  And don't  forget my fan,"dear, for it  has work to do,  The seashore time is coming,  When on the crowded beach  I must be designated  A seasonable peach !  Where moan  the wild waves, saying  the things they've often said,  I must be out for conquest, dear mother, on the dead!  It's naught to you,  dear mother,  for  you have got your man,  .Hut I must make  my  lucky this season, if T can !  So wake nio early, mother,  Whilo yet the shadows stalk,  I must be up to practise >  A captivating walk !  I must be up on  rules, dear,  to   start  the season'_ j race,  Kor time is  Jleet, dear mother, and 1  wax old apace ;  So wake mo early, mother, and  don't  neglect to set  Your clock for, say 4.80,   lest you perchance forget  That gentle spring is on us,  And we must soon unfurl  The banner that announces  Tho newest Summer Girl !  An occasional deed for part ol  the Great Northern right of way in  Phoenix is being delivered and exchanged for one of Jim Hill's company bank checks.  "M. A. P." is the title of a weekly  paper of London, owned and edited  hy   Air. T. P. O'Uonner,  the  throe  letters being tho inilialt. of "Mainly  About People," which indicates the  character of tho publication.     In  tho livlost issuo to hand, T. P. telle  tho following story of an experience  in  America  of   the  distinguished  [ritsh  political    leader   Mr.  John  Dillon:  "Ono of tho funniest experiences of tho traveling politician  l huvo ever heard  wr.s that  which  happened to Air. John Dillion during  a  tour   many   years  ago   in  America.     Air.   Dillon, it will he  known, has a  very light framo, is  vory delicate, and though ho is of a  vory  equable    nature,  with  doop  dark oyos, with his beard and hair,  which, pow  turning  gray, woro n  few yours ago black as tho  ravonV  wing, ho looks rather melancholy���  though, as a matter of fact,  ho Iuih  olio of tho most equable tempers 1  have  tivt-v known.      Ho and   the  Into   Mr.   Paruell  appoarod   once  together on a platform in America,  Thoro was a   threatened ���famine in  Ireland.    When   tho  mooting wns  over, the chairman took Air. Dillon  hy tlio hand and with   tears in Ills  eyes fiiiil; 'Ah, Mr.  .Dillon, when I  heard    Paruell   sponk  I.   was   not  moved.    There, 1 said to myself, is  nn ari-'locral  who  knows   nothing  of   sulToriii|i; hut   when  you,  Mr,  Dillon, got tip, I. shed tears. There,  I say to iiiyt-ell', is a man who   has  known hunger,    lie has hunger in  his   faei'P       Mr.   Dillon   tells   the  Htory still with much delight."  An Epoch in the Educational  Growth of the Province.  PROGRAMME   REVIEWED.  The     Discussions    Were     Intelligent,   Able  and  Courteous.  The recent convention of the  Provincial Institute of Teachers at  Revelstoke marks an epoch in the  educational growth ofthe province.  The presence of the superintendent,  three ihspectors and the staff of the  Normal School quite atoned for the  small attendance of teachers as compared with that at convention*  held in the coast cities. The choice  of Revelstoke as the place of ��� meeting was itself a recognition of the  growing importance of Kootenay  and of the rights of Kostenay  teachers.  Bat it was the character of the  programme and proceedings thai  distinguish it most from former In-  s itute meetings. Two years ago ;���  Provincial Normal School was ad  ded to the educational department  nf the province lo train those whi  are to leach. Its influence ha-  been extended as far as possible L  those already teaching, and conventions afford an excellent opportunity for its work. Six out of fit  toen numbers on the programni'  were by the Normal School stall,  and all of the^e were excellent. Mr  Burns, tho principal, gave t,w.  model lessons, one on the teachin;  of English Literature in the eeoioi  grade, which was acknowledged t>  be the gem of the convention, ami  another, almost as good, perhup  even more generally helpful, oi  Nature' Study ; Mr. Buchanai  g.ivo two admirable addresses oi  teachingof ratio, and on oral teaching of history and geography ; Mr.  Blair also gave two' addresses, oi,  the use of tho toxt books in drawing, and on freo-haud blackboard  sketching.  In fact the Normal School, smal  as it is numerically,   is  capable ii.  itself  of giving an   adeqnnto   pro  gramme for any teachers' lnsliiute,  Inspector Wilson contributed n  timely and valuable p11!'01' on  .School Libraries and how to establish them, and lalor secured the  adoption of two resolutions embodying his suggestions, whioh will  doubtlossly bo acted upon hy thi  lOilucation Department of tho Province.  Inspector Gordon gavo a very  suggestive and practical address on  tho requirements of tho High  School ontranco examination, urg  ing far greater thoroughness in  teaching of reading, writing, spelling and elementary arithmetic.  Mr. Dunnoll, provincial, direotoi  of tho Macdonald Manual Training  Schools, rend a good paper on  ''Hand and Iflyo Training," outlining tho history of thu movement and  urging tho co-operation of all teach-  ers to add physical skill nnd adaptability to the other aims of th<  sehoolH,  Miss M. A, (..iroufell, of Nakwsp,  rihowod some new methods of teaching arilhinotiu to young children,  Mhh M. A. Winter, ol (inuul  Porks, rend an excellent paper on  tho language work of tl.e primary  grades.  Air.   Landells, of   tioldon,  gave  some suggestions of   simpler methods in many subject?.  Air. Sullivan, of Nelson, gave a  witty and interesting address on  the. teaching of the geography of  our own province. His suggestions  as to the teaching of the political  constitution of British Columbia  convulsed his audience, but might  be libellous in print.  The one jirring note of the convention was produced by a paper  by a High School master, depreciating manual training and commercial training, and all utilitarian  features of the schools, deploriDg  what he call :d the low standard of  education of teachers and advocating a return, gradual cut unceas-.  ing, lo older methods and ideals, to  demand far higher academic requirements of candidates for certificate?, to eliminate from the curricula or at least relegate to a secondary position all subjects whose  valve was utilitarian rather than  educational.   '  This paper was received with  general dissent, the concensus of  opinion being that the echools must  train the children to.be bread-winners, even if scholarship had to be  .sacrificed.  The discussions were intelligent,  able and courteous, the acrimony  which has marred many conven-  \ions being happily unknown. In  closing the convention, Snperin-  iendent Robinson expressed his-  pleasure and admiration at the high  standard of intelligence, scholarship and general tacUshown in tht  ���onduct of business and debates.  and possess a great deal of interest  for old-time Victorians. Mr. Higgins should have them reproduced  in book form.  A   Government   Responsible  to a Party.  HOUSTON IS NOW ACTIVE  , Why is it that when anything  is done on the stage dealing with  Scotch life and character, tho eyes  of everyone in the audience are|  turned in the direction of Jock  Gibson ? Is he the only Scotchman in Nelson ?  EASTERN CANADA.  According fo^The assessors' roll,  Uuelph's population is 11,847.   '  The Northwest Legislative Assembly is now open for business.  Fire has destroyed the Canadian  Drug Company's establishment ai  St. John.  Tliero are now over 2,750,000  bushels of whoat in the elevators at  Port Arthur.  Halton County Council has  voted $10 to the proposed Laura  Secord monument.  The debt on St. ATartin's ISpis-  copal church, Montreal, over $G,-  000, has beon wiped out.  A. 11. Gillis, vnomher for Whilo-  wood, has boon elected Speaker of  tho Northwest Legislature.  Wages of plasterers in Alontreal  have heen increased from 28 cents  to 32,1 cents an hour por day of  nine hours instead of ten.  Whilo cooking dinner over a  stove tho dress of Airs. Jacob  Cramp, of Dunnsville, caught lire  from Iho gas and sho was probably  fatally burned.  Tho Dominion Government have  approved of the passongor tolls and  conditions of carriage adopted by  the Algoma Central and Hudson  Bay Railway Company.  Arr. and Mrs. liohl. Camp, aged  fi!) years and (It years respectively,  died within IKi hours of each othor  at their home, near Ayr, where  they hud lived over50 years.  A candidate for the mayoralty of  (Inlliiigwnod was defeated by a  newspaper man, and thereupon  dropped advertising. He is now  advertising his business for sale.  M. A. Plgott, of Hamilton, has  lieen awarded the eon tract for the  erect ion of three new building.1-1 for  Mm International Harvester Company iu that city, to cost about  ..'.MO.OOO.  Tim N.').Midative com milleo of  Hamilton Tr.nles nnd Labor Council wants "to start a law and defence  bureau, Iho object being to raise  |l ()(),()()() to light all propositions  ad vol so lo tho labor classes.  Other    Political   Notes���Purity  Canadian   Politics and  Other Matters.  of  The result of the debate on Smith  Curtis' resolution in the House indicates a feeling throughout the  province tbat an early election is  desired upon party lines. The people are.desirous of placing at the  head of affairs in this province a  government that will have some  semblance of responsibility, and  it is generally conceded that this  can only be done by a party contest, but not on provincial issues.  While this is the trend of public  feeling, tho present members of the  Legislature, are doing their utmost  t,o square themselves with theii  constituents .by gettiiig as large appropriations for their districts as  possible, and also by introducing  resolutions into the House as "bait"  for an early appeal to the country.  Among those who are adopting thi.-  course is the great and only Houston, and his few remaining friends-  are using as their "bludgeons" a  ���statement that he has secured an  appropriation for a much needed  court house and has proposed an  expression of opinion of the Houst  io the Dominion Government on  Mieir refusal to grant a measure ol  relief to the silver lead mines. Tht  former he could have secured two  years ago without the slightest  trouble, and the latter he never advocated���because it was suggested  by the mine-owners' association,  an organization ho has held up te  ridicule���of course unsuccessfully,  as usual���until public sentiment  was so pronounced that it was  adopted by him as a matter ol  "practical" politics. In neither  case did he originate what he will  now attempt to claim credit for.  These aro statements of fact.  In rccont years tho editor of thi?  paper was called and classed a  "hidebound Conservative" and Impleaded guilty before tho "abnormal  bank," of tho then editor  of tho Nelson Daily Tribune  and Provincial Party's candidate  What is Mr, Houston now���a  "hidebound Conservative'* or a  Conservative for revenue purposes  only V  The presence of half-starved  specimens of the canine specieB at  the theatre every evening cannot  be said to heighten interest in the  performance.  A dispatch from Victoria this afternoon is to the effect that there is  a general belief that the House  will dissolve at once and that Col.  Prior will appeal to the country on  party lines.  His Study in his London Home  is of Rare Delight.  A  SUMPTUOUS SANCTUM  The Famous  Canadian is a Very  Attractive Type of -  Man.  With tho Oliver committeo investigating tho conduct of tho ministers at Victoria and two judges  hearing evidence of corruption in  the Ontario Government, our American cousins may bo excused if  they smile at the hoastod purity of  Canadian polities.  D. M. lOberts took a day off just  about tho right time from his point  of view.  The days of tho Prior Government are numbered, What aro the  people prepared to provide in the  way of a substitute ?  Mr. D. W. Higgins, of Victoria,  is writing a series of short stories  for the Colonist dealing with events  in the early history of tho capital  city.   Tho stories arc  woll written,  The question   of  wireless   telegraphy  has  been  so much to the  front   for   some   lime  past that a  clear exposition of what it really is  will be welcomed by a great  many  readers.     Wireless   telegraphy  or  "spark" telegraphy is   the  method  of transmitting messages in   which  the electricity required for the production   of    the  required    signals-  finds an outlet throughout  sparking, and it is  transmitted   between  two stations, which have no visiblt  connections, but between which the  electrical   energy   passes    through  ���space, from the transmitter  to tht  receiver, at a   velocity   so extraor-  dinarj' that the record  of  a signal  at the receiving  station   is, for all  practical   purposes,    simultaneous  with the action of   the  operator at  the   forwarding   station.     Recent  calculations    have    demonstrated  lhat electricity and  light   travel at  an equal velocity���a rate of 186,500  miles    per   second.      Tbe  electric-  spark, the source of power in wireless   telegraphy, is   the instantaneous result  of the  combination  ot  two   eleetric  cuirents  of   opposite  sign.    The spark  produces electric  oscillations in  the  vertical wire o(  the transmitter,  these  oscillations  being transmitted through   the aii  to the antenna of tho receiving station.    As an illustration, ttike  tht  caso of a steel wire bent at a  right  angle, and held fast at the point  whore both arms moet; by  striking die of the arms this  will oscillate   and   cause   tho    othor   arm  to oscillato also.    An essential purt  of the wireless telegraph   station is  the"coherer," discovered by Branly  in IS'JO.    So far thoro aro about 100  wireless   telegraphy    installations  on   the Alarconi  system, both  on  board ship and oh land; absut 100  Slaby-Arco system, and a number  of ICnglish, French  and American  derivative dosigns.     Marconi, as is  well known, succeeded in bridging  ovor, recently, a distapeu  of 2,500  miles across tho Atlantic.   Such a  result can only bo obtainod by using very largo powers for generating the nccossary amount of electric energy, and spacious  wire systems.     The  Poldhu, in  Cornwall  for instance, contains   ISO   wires,  carried by latticed towers, 197 foot  high.     This  number of  wires increases  largely  the radiation, but  requires, on the other hand, a large  surplus   of   eho,lie,   cunn/v,   and,  therefore, a  vory  powi.io.i   ^uior-  ating plant.    Ti.o  very amplitude  of    an  installation  of    this   kind  reduces  in   a marked    degree   the  rapidity of the telegraphic action.  Kor tho guidance of D. Davidson, M. P. P. for Centre Simcoe,  Vespra township eounci! ban passed  a resolution declaring that railroads should pay an equal share of  taxation with other property.  From Black and White.  It is on the fourth   floor   of hia  beautiful  house   that I  find  "Air.  Parker in his study.    It eeems  to  be the remotest apartment, but the  first room on  the ground  level ia  fitted up  as a  library, and   is   a  chamber of rare delight, so that the  social life of  No. 20  is sandwiched,  between books.    How does this reposeful    study  compare,   I    wonder,     with     the     room    of    the  associate    editor    of     the    Sydney   Alornng  Herald?      Was   it  shirt sleeve3 and a plain deal desk  in those far off days ?    That is the  memory of most hard working editors I have known ; but  I cannot  conceive of Mr. Parker in such condition.    He carries an air of dainty  notepaper and silver cased blotting  pads about him.    I cannot imagine.  him   scribbling on ordinary print-  ter's copy paper with a blunt  pencil, and an inky  imp ^waiting for  the  sheets.     Yet his  talk  of old  days is richly  reminiscent of  traditional journalism,,and I suppose  theee  strange  things    must  have  happened.      I  should   think   the  word   "sumptuous" is   the   proper  word to apply to  the furnishing of  this   sanctum.      It  is a word  for  wliich   Mr. Parker has  a peculiar  fondness; he has written even of a.  "sumptuous star." All the appoint-'  ments are the most choice of their'  kind, the   handsome   bookshelves,  the generous writing table, with its^. '  mussive inkstand,  artistic  paper-:'  weights, quaint paper  knife, an^i'  that silver cased blotter. The wolh '  contain many beautiful and interesting pictures, and over  a corner '  cabinet a bust of  Napoleon   looks .  down  with  lowering  brow,  a  re-'',  minder that tho man at the desk '.  hns been ono of  tho  most  sympa- '  thetio students of "Tho Little Cor-'  poral."  A word as to  tho man   himself.  Gilbert Parker is a very attractive  sort of  man.    Of  average height,  and very  woll  built, ho  doeB not  seem to belong particularly to any  profession.    Litorary  men aro boI-  dom so well groomed, lnwyors havo ���  an    affection    for     tho     shavon ���  face,  whereas Air.  Parker   woara  ii   short    and     neatly    trimmod  board, black, liko tho  hair of hia  head, and so  imparting a ewarthy  look to  his faoc,  which  othorwiso  would  striko  ono as tho hoalthy  complexion of a man who had spont  muohof his life in tho open. In conversation he haB a charming manner, and when speaking in publio I  havo remarked tho samo  easy confident flow of languago which characterizes his table talk.   IIo ought  to become ono of  tho most acceptable speakers in tho Houso of Commons.  Robert Daroh, a resident of London, for nearly sixty years, is dead,  Hy a decision of the court Halifax is farced to provido a site for a  Carnegie library.  It is reported  that all tlio 0. P.  R. lands In   the  west  will  ho din-  , posed of in lour or five yoaro.  ittfjwmmwitwwiftMf,  r i 1 <f ! *  ,f )'   .  , 'y  i  H-11        .  <an  ])< ���'��� -II  ..-���   !*  ,1,^,11.1,        .     ,1,1 M.   If.'   .,,,   r, .1,1,   .1.   i      1,1,,      ���i,,,l   ll��� ,1   HIi    if-,.*  .,.���,'��� i,      ft- *     .  I '      N\  |1    I  )l '     ,        ''  1!-,' ll- I    I l .,>    H\    ll  M    |l  ��aamatnn��mmm<>ifai^fHHwm\w.m9mi*iii wm nu���_ *mv  *ffcf|   Ui->.    '  'W   '       '"It      i-f-dH..-     <���***  I  ih-  * it   ji  ,, ' (' if JL  **��*.m  ���MtrriVT.Tfrgrr.rny'inffnrlwar ili r ii vmumii il ii  I". ..--�����--..���.  t  lv  THE  NELSON  ECONOMIST  The Nelson  Economist  Published every Saturday afternoon at  Wkxox Sti:ekt, Nelson, B. C.  Si.oo Per Year Strictly in Advance  Advertising rates made known on application.  Address all communications, "Publisher of The Nelson  .Economist. Nelson,li. C."  ANNOUNCEMENT.  With this issue The Economist  is oreduced to $1.00 per year fin  advance), and in order to settle old  subscriptions at once, all subscribers in arrears, who will pay up  on or before April 29th, can do so  at the rate of $1.00 per year. If  not paid at that time, the old rate of  $2.00 per year will be charged.    ���  This week The Economist has  been enlarged, and it is hoped to  double its present size within the  next month or so. Several new departments will be added, and it is  hoped, to make the paper interesting enough to become a regular  visitor to nearly every household in  Nelson and the Kootenays.  NEtSON, March 14th, 1903.  X  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  The resentment of almost the entire popula-  r   tion of British Columbia  over- the  refusal of  the Ottawa government to grant that relief to  the lead iudustry which was asked for  by the  boards of trade  and   Liberal   associations,  is  quite reasonable and   justified.    This paper,  never entertained  any hope  that the government would accede to the demand made upon  it.    In the first place, the "knockers" opposed  the proposal, and in the   Eecond place, the representation in the II >use from   this province  is not large enough to force the  consideration  of a matter such as this on a   party  that  depends altogether for its majority on  a portion  of the Dominion that has   little or no interest  in the lead question.   It is true that tho representations to the government were of a character that should have induced favorable consideration, but even against this  there is the  circumstance  that when   the duly accredited  representatives   of  tho   government   at   Ottawa    came      amoi gst     us,     they     could  not secure authoritative information as to the  real wants of the mining industry. Nor could  reliable information hi obtained from  representatives in the Local House.    The members  --f)f the latter have been to busily engaged grinding then own axes to d.vote any attention  to  the wants of  their constituents.    This being  1lie situation, it is not at  all strange after all  that the government, at   Ottawa ignored  tho  <lomanda of our boards of trade, Liberal associations and mining man, although  if it had  been possessed of a sincere desire to deal fairly  l>y every portion of  tho  Dominion  it should  liavo sought ovory moan? of   investigating tho  depression in tho mining industry.   Tho end  of this matter has not yot   beon  reached  and  tho members of tho L,iurior Government may  livo to regret their attitude towards a provinco  that has suffered so much from  tho machina-  tlona of politician?, ut homo nnd abroad.  By tho publication of a series of articles on  draw poker, tho Vaneouvor Provinco is doing  a noblo work in tho w-iy of instructing Canadian youth in the intricacies of this deeply interesting game.  Justin Huntloy McCarthy has for two yours  received royalties for his play "If I Wero  Xing" averaging $1,000 a woolr. Ho has  drawn a liko weekly iimount from tho English  production of tho play.  Canada bus been called upon to mourn tho  loss of ono of her moist illustrious sons���Sir  Oliver Mowat, Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, The deceased statesman lias boon long  before the public, and carried with him  through life a spotlces name It is somewhat  strange that the two men who woro so much  at variance in political life, woro in their earlier years clopoly afsoriiUrd in tho practice  und study of law. Sir Oliver Mowat wan  born at Kingston on tlio 22nd of July, 1820.  After securing a libernl education for Uiofo  times, he entered the oflice of John A. Macdonald���'.ho man whom ho was to moot so  many times afterwards on tho politics! battlo-  ileld. After sponding four yearn in Mr. Mac-  Oonakl'ti ollico, Mr. Moivat completed tho torm  of his studies in Toronto. At the bar, he dis"  tinguished himself. Although his father was  a Conservative, the son early expressed Liberal ideas, and in the general election of 1857  was elected in South Ontario for the House of  As?emblv by a majority of nearly 800. In  1864, there was a vacancy on the Chancery  Bench in Upper Canada, and Mr. Mowat was  offered and accepted the office. In 1S72 he  resigned his seat on the Bench, and re-entered  political life, being elected by acclamation for  South Oxford. His life since that time has  been one round of political triumphs, culminating in his appointment to the Lieutenant-  Governorship of Ontario. As a boy Oliver  .Mowat gave signs of his future greatnegp, and  it is said of bim that when only a lad of five  years old he used to mount a high stool in his  father's counting-room and read the newspapers aloud to the clerks employed in the establishment. He was fond of books and study.  No public man in the Dominion maintained a  higher degree of credit with the people than  the deceased statesman. No higher tribute  could be paid to him than the following from  the Ottawa Citizen, a paper which opposed  him politically throughout his public career,  It was printed a few days previous to his  death : "He belongs to an era which produced the group of able statesmen who so successfully accomplished the task of launching  this young nation, and accomplished it so  well that our constitution stands to-day as a  model for similar confederations throughout  the world. As a partisan politician he was a  keen, fair fighter, who never stooped to win by  means which forfeited the respect of his opponents, and no\��r that he iB out of the arena of  party strife and occupying a non-political position it is not unfitting that his former political antogonists should express their kindly  feelings towards him and the sympathy which  all true Canadians must feel for the old states-  manjSin the" unfortunate accident which has  befallen him. It is to he hoped that the effect  of the shock will not be serious bo as -anticipated." 0  The member for Nelson district is trying to  emulate the fearful example of Smith Curtis  in the matter of moving resolutions.  In the language of the streets, the Prior government can now see its finish. The threads  that bound the combination together are snapping every hour, and any minute is likely to  be the last. This being the case, it would be  well for the lovers of pure government everywhere to select good men foi office. In thiB  respect, Nelson Conservatives have taken the  lead. They have selected as their Btandard-  bearer a young man who in tbe House and  upon the platform can be depended upon to  give a good account of himself. Mr. R. S.  Lennie, the Conservative candidate, is a young  man of more than ordinary ability, and  stands high in this community. His election  is a foregone conclusion.  Tho rats aro getting ready to desert the  Bhip. Tho attorney-general's ovidonco before  tho committee of tho House, shows that the  members of tho government are not by any  means a happy family.  Now that tho government, is about to fall,  just watch tho member for No!Bon distriot sidestepping to got out out of tho way of falling  spars.  Tho argumont no often used that a supporter  of tho government can do moro for his conatil  uontn than an opponent, does not scorn to hold  good in tho oaso of British Columbia. Wo  Bond fivo government supporters to Ottawa,  yot thoy woro not ablo to accomplish nny-  tning in tho way of duly on load products.  Opinions may differ as to the honor of Mr.  Gamey in his transactions with members of  the Ross government, but all will agree that  there was a corrupt bargain and that the members of the government know something was  being done to provide a majority for Mr.  Robs.  Political friend and foe alike will regret to  learn that in ordor to savo tho lifo ��� of Mr.  Joseph Martin it will bo nooossary to amputate ono of his logs. To a man of Mr. Martin's  activo naturo, tho loss will bo moro than ordinarily sovoro. Everywhere tho hopo will ho  oxprossod that tho operation will bo successful,  nnd that his restoration to health will bo  speedy and pormnnont.  A Scotchman writes ivh follows to tho Montreal Star concerning tho pitiful end of Sir  Hector Macdonald : "Even yot, what'or his  offonooB woro, tnaist folks nro inclined to argue  that thofauls could im hno boon a' on his sido  and that gin ho had bo��n tho Hon o' a Duko in-  Blond o' tho son 0' a oroftor, thoro wadna lino  boon riio muoklo said nboot it."  THE PROVINCIAL PRESS.  Movie Leader  The Prior government i? running on a margin that is a little too close for comfort.  Fort Steele Prospector.  The present government ha3 promised a  subsidy bill without the bad features of that  of last session and if they bring down such a  bill it should be supported by every fair-  minded member of the legislature.  Cranbrook Herald.  The British Columbia Mining Association  has presented a petition to parliament asking  for $25,000. The part the new association  played in the settlement of the Fernie strike  is worth that amount and more to the province. The government should give this organization all the help it needs.    It deserves  it.  Kootenay Mail.  At the meeting of the city council the mayor  and aldermen expressed their determination  not to go in for any further issues of debentures for city improvements, but to confine  such work solely to the extent allowed by the  legitimate revenue of the city. This is a sound,  independent policy, which will go far to make  Revelstoke financially one of the leading cities  of the west.  Phoenix Pioneer. =  Many a man has his mind's eye on the unoccupied East Kootenay coal fields, with a1  view to making locations. So many applications for coal prospecting licenses for that district have been refused, that it appears useless  to do such locating. Nevertheless, a new  batch of applications appear in almost every  succeeding issue of the B. C. Gazette. Either  some think they have an inside track, or there  will be a lot of people awfully fooled.  Vancouver Province. ���  Is it not about time that some pressure was  brought to bear upon Mr. Curtis and bis legislative factotum, by his colleagues in the Opposition, to keep him in his seat until some  needed business can be accomplished ? At  least they shoiild prevent him from making  "a show" of himself. It is such gentlemen as  he, who, possessing energy without wisdom or  common-sense, do so much towards injuring  this province in the markets of the cast.  Boundary Creek Times.  The smelters and big low grade mines are  getting ready for a busy season. Coke is beginning to arrive slowly and none of the furnaces will be blown in until there is sufficient  coke on hand to insure a full and regular sup-  oly. The managements are anxious to  run their smelters to their full capacity and want to prevent if possible  any future closing down. Running smelters  at half their capacity, or blowing out for want  of fuel entails eerioua losses. For this reason  the coke bins must be fairly well filled up before the furnaces are blown in.  Victoria Colonist.  Tho government should devote its $5,000,-  000 surplus to financing a system of rural free  mail delivery. Tho spstem is proving a splendid success in the United States, both commercially, and in even a moro valuablo respect, by increasing tho intellectual intercourse  with tho world, and consequent improvement  of rural communities. Canada has tho money  to spond. Why not spend it in this grent  boon to tho pooplo? But probably our politicians' brains aiotoo tawdry to appreciate tho  roturnB unless thoy woro immediately visible  in tho shapo of dollars and contB.  Vernon News.  Tho efforts put forth by n section of tho Lib-  oral party nt Iho const, to cnll n general convention with tho thinly veilod purpose of effecting a ohango in tho provincial leadership  havo resulted in a fizzle. Thooxooutlvoof tho  association rcachod a decision, at n mooting  held InBt woolc, to fight Bhy of any such proposition, and no convontion will bo hold. Mr.  Martin will thoroforo continue in tho position  ho now occupies, and in tho event of an election on party lines, tho appeal to tho country  will tako place undor his leadership. It is  Baid that in tho ovont of a viotory undor such  conditions���which need hardly bo considered  as probable���that Mr. Martin will thon relinquish his claim, and allow tho olootod members of his party to appoint any ono thoy  ohooso aB their ohioftain. No reliance will,  however, bo placed in pledges of this naturo.  Those acquainted with tho political history of  thiB provinco need not go very far back to (hid  that Hiioh promisos aro very much qf tho piecrust variety. It is needless, however, to indulge) in much anxioty on this head, as tho  likolihood of Joseph Martin carrying the provinco at a general election is about as remote  ns anything that can bo easily conceived of.  Our New Stoe��  ?\ Oi  Ml? &4 I  WW  ' Sfey  is now complete and of the mest beautiful coloring and designs.  It will pay you to call and see our goccJs. Our prices will suit the  times.    Picture Framing and Room Mouldings.  1  clley <Sc Co.,  iSakcr street, opposite I-mvii-iue  Hardware  Co.  Limited  SeasonableGoods  We are now showing a full range  of the following seasonable goods :  T  ���r-  Kootenay Valleys Co., Limited.  T. G. PROCTER, MANAGER, NELSON, B. C-  Farms from So acres upwards, well watered aud timbered. 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He found it and fumbled for some  matches, laying palette and brushes  carefully on the ground.  The matches found, he struck one.  Encountering in tho process a glance  from curious eyes, ho sent the box spinning in their owner's lap.  "Join me?" he said, and, tho tramp  acquiescing with a nod, tossed a cigarette after it, as he had somo time before  tossed her his luncheon out of tho wallet at his feet.  She picked it up and fingered it, then  placed it somewhat gingerly between  her lips.  It was a maiden effort. That was evident. He laughed when tho thing rolled  smoking to his feet.  Presently tho girl's gaze wandered to  the canvas.  "Is that me?" she asked and paused  and flushed resentfully.  "A doubtful likeness, since you fail  to recognize it." Ho laughed.  "It looks," sho said and stopped.  "Well?" he urged, expectant of a  quaint criticism.  "Like a play actress���in tights," she  finished, frowning heavily.  He chuckled. Tho remark amused  him. Ho know so many "play actresses  in tights'' who would shrink from contact with this dusty wayside wanderer,  yet in turn this vagrant shrank from  them. She resented even tho resemblance of a curve. The thing was humorous.  He turned and glanced at the canvas.  ' Yes, he had outlined the figure somewhat daringly, but then it was that  grand sweep from knee to shoulder  which had first attracted him. He had  passed hor earlier in tho day, sitting by  tho roadsido combing out her hair���had  passed her, with his still buoyant step  and knapsack strapped to shoulder,  humming gayly. But���struck by something in the girl's attitude���ho had retraced his steps and asked her to sit to  him.  She still regarded the picture, lines  of dissatisfaction puckering her brows,  "Well," said the artist.  '' Them boots of mine,'' sho answered.  A pause. "Couldn't you rub 'em out?"  persuasively. "I've got a bettor pair,  spring sido uns, in my bundle."  The artist shook his head. They were  bad boots, he conceded, but good art.  "Is it for the Eoylo academy?" she  laid.  "What do you know about the Royal  academy, pray?"  "Oh, uothin, reely, but I've been  there once afore."  "I thought you told mo this was  your first sitting?"  "So 'tis-���to remember; I was a baby  the larst time. Father took mo. 'E was  a artist too. 'E wos a rool un, though,  not a paivoment chalkor."  Ho laughed.  "That's understood, sinco ho "was a  Royal academician. What was his  Dame?''  "I ain't a-goin to tell."  "What was the subject?"  "I wos���in long clothes. Mothor remembers it. It wos tho timo 'o come to  boo 'or, an sho saw tho pioturo afterward in a winder in Pall Mall."  Ho was embellishing his signaturo  ���with a flourish of tho brush whon a  thought seemed to strike him and hold  him by tho wrist.  "What was il; liko? Did your mothor  ���vor toll you?"  n 'Ooarso'sho di d, lots of times. Sha  wn�� proud to think 'o'd noticed mo. I  wos lyiu a'most naked on somo workus  lookin stops, nn my oyos wos wido opou,  lookin up'ards at tlio stars."  " -Tho Lovo Child!' "  "That's itl You'vo sood tho pioture  too?"  "Often," quiotly. "It's oopiod quito  a doul.''  His hand wuh growhiR caroless; it  Bwervod, and tho brush slippod. Tho  girl oriod out j thoro wuh ft duub across  tho canvas.  "Thoro now," regretfully, "you'vo  mado a smuilgo acrost your mi mo."  Tho artist did not aiiHwor. HlHsilonoo  and abstraction woro taken as dismiss-  ulu. Sho hltohod up hor bumllo, wishing him good day.  "No, wait a bit." Ho got up for tho  Brut timo and iinmo and stood boforo  hor. "Won't you shako hands boforo  you go, my���my dour?"  Bowildorod, but gratified, sho gavo  him horn at onco. It was rough and  uunburnod und perhaps not ovoroloan,  yot thoro wnii a curious roHomblauoo bo��  twaen tho tramp's hand nnd his own.  Ho dropped it hurriedly.  "How old nro you, my ohlldP"  "Eightioou oomo Ohrin'muH."  His oyos woro ou hor faoo Thoy  studied it intently.  "Ah'hl" ho said and droppod a few  *Htop�� bade "Well, goodby. Good luok.  God blow* yon."  Hov oyos filled with tnars.  "What; aro you crying for?"  'Jho tears brimmed over.  "At; you. You spoke ho kind. You  mado mo think of mothor."  "A hint for your future guldanuo."  Hlo voice was hardnanlu. "Novor U'u.fj  a man ).mmvino ho appears 'kind.' Tlwy  nro moHfcly duiitforouH, nnd often tlio  yrorufc sort;,"  fl'ho cliiingo in bin tone rtopvosHod her.  Bho Hl/jhed forlornly, "Tore mothci  {old nui that."  HiH glaneo full to onrtli. A pink tip-  |>nd <ln)ny wan pooping above tlio gnum.  Ho ground it into tho nod with (,liu ton  pf hiu hnnvy hood.  "tiooi.ll>y again."  Bho tonic IiIh pvolTrn'od hand.  "Stop that. I oan't boar to fioo n  Woman ovy."  Stop il; Hho couldn't;, but aim nvonlcoil  Jjor ami nnd hold it boforo hor faoo,  "Life's so 'ard," she moaned. "People is such 'ogs, an, oh, I'm so lonely  since my pore mother died."  He stood beside her, listening to hei  sobs.  "My dear," he said at last, "we are  all lonely���you on the high road, I in  the cities, 'pore mother' in her grave."  He paused, laying a hand on tbe girl's  heaving shoulder. "Loneliness is tho  common lot;,, wo carry it hidden in our  souls through life. Even in crowds it  cries out ceaselessly above the din. We  can make a noise to drown it, we can  bury it deep down, we can call our  friends together and smoke and drink  upon its tomb���it will creep out in the  nighttime, when the others aro all  gone, and, climbing on to our pillows,  sit and jabber to us in the dark. But  life has to be lived through," throwing  back his head, "its prizes Sought for,  squabbled over, and errors, I suppose,  must be committed by the way. There'!  \ruth so brutal it might almost keep one  go6(l. Tho man who'sees life' isn't asked to pay tho piper; the 'wages' aro exacted, but it's the innocent who pay."  Tho trainp's tears were dried; ehe  was lost in admiring wonder.  "Tako my advice, my dear," said  tho man, with a curiously gentle smilo,  "tho advice of a man who might almost  bo your���father: Go on being respectable; stay innocent���keep good."  Ho patted her shoulder, then gave il  a geiitlo push. .And fo theyjparted.. Hb  watbnea -ner tramping fRF^n the long  whito road.  "Confound her eyes!" he muttered.  "That's why thoy haunted mel"  Sho trudged on with her bundle. His  eyes followed almost yearningly. She  rj^nded a bend. The tramp looked back.  "Liz I" ha murmured half unconscious. "Poor, pretty, fooHsh Liz!" His  own voico roused him. He smiled into  vacancy. "That was the name! 1  thought I had forgotten."  The road turned. She disappeared  from view. _  Ho whistled, frowned and finally  shrugged his shoulders.  "If she'd only been a lady," presently. Ho was staring at the canvas. '' Bah I  What nonsense! A tramp 1 Hor mother't  child!"  He fell on one knee and began packing lip his traps.  "Life's so 'ard, an people is such  ��ogs."  His laugh rang out, but it wasn't a  merry one. Picking up the picture, he  hold it in both hands.  "Goodby, young mournful eyes," he  said. "Good luck go with you. You've  given mo a heartache, but I wish yon  well."  His face twitched. Ho laid the canvas gently down.  "I'll burn tho thing," he said, "di-  rectly I gat home.' '-���Sketch.  1.1 vine on tho "Limits.  "Nind-tenths of our surroundings aw  superfluous," said tho observnnt man.  "Tho government feeds its soldiers and  sailors on 80 cents a day. Just think of  that! As for household goods, let mo  tell you. Thoro is a man who does odd  jobs around our house, and tho othor  day ho informed my wifo that ho was  going to movo and gavo her his now ad-  dross.  "About 8 o'olock I was strolling  along tho streot whon I met my man  and his wifo and thoir 14-yoar-old boy.  Tho man had a clock under his right  arm, a picture in his left hand and a  foil of bodclothing strapped on his  back. His wife curried a largo basket  filled with crockery and a small roll of  oarpot. Tho boy brought up the rear  with two ohairs and a dishpan. I loitered on the corner, and prosontly thoy  came along with moro chairs, a collection of pots and pans, and the man car-  riod a table on his head. Tho third load  comprised nnothor baslcot, probably containing kitchen utensils, moro chairs,  broom, oil can, baby's chair and a bag  of Hour. Tho man told my wifo that ho  had to borrow a pushcart to movo hi*  stove and bedstead.  "Now, just think of that! Ono Irani  drod dollars would certainly cover tho  cost of that outfit, and throo pooplo  lived on it. Doesn't it mako you nmli/.��  tho hollowuess of life?" - "** ���>.-*�����-*-��.��.,  Wliaro Ready Mnnoy In Ronrce.  In tho British settlement in tho great  ChinoBO city of Shanghai ready monoy  Is practically unknown. After you havo  had lunoh at a roHtaurimt you calmly  got up aud walk out without a thought  of payment in cash. Some timo later in  tho day a ooolio arrives at yonr roHlilonco  with a tiny slip of paper���a "chit," as  llioy call it���simply a memorandum of  tho amount. You got a shavo at your  barhor's. Tho same uyHtom is cnrrlod  out, You purohiiho a newspaper or a  buttonholo bouquet, a "chit" is tho result. Tho vory Hhooblaok doos not ilhIc  for ooppors, but brings his bill at tho oml  of tho month.���London Answer*.  A good many pooplo etfll boliovo lti  tlio littlo Hupoi-Htitlon about Hoohig n  pin and picking it up. It malcos Homo  of thorn decidedly nnoomfortablo whon  thoy pass a pin by, and even If oxpo-  I'lonou lias taught them that thoro is  nothing to ho gained by scooping up the  pointed bit of wive thoy still dive for  ono whonovfir thoy hqo It,  An ngud man was toddling aoroFm  Payne nvenuo at Its junction with WIlium koiuo timo ano when between tlio  utroot oar vailM at; tlio very center of tho  oiirvo lio noticed a pin, It wan a bright  pin, and it oaufthti his rather onfuoblnil  gaze at; ouoo, .Being a mipiii'NtlMouH old  gentleman, he determined to Homiro that  pin. With considerable olVort ho mini-  aged to bend over, when, jnst uh IiIh  trembling lingers olotioil upon it, with  a whoop nnd a roiir a cabin car came  twinging around tho curve at tho usual  terrify ing rulo. Tlio old man went ono  way, bis ciinii mul glassiui and liafc went  tho other, They vimhod to him and  picked him up. Uo wnn I null y brnlncd,  und tlie iiinlnilanro wan mil Ind, An they  Wore lifting liim into It; Homebody no  ticed womnihliiK uhlnimj between liln  ollneheil llngera,    Ill wuu  thu  pin ,       . ' '.  r       ,,..,.       ,    ,..,[,*.    ��  OT      ",l    ,     r.    ��l~l>.       *     ^     _, ^    ,j,    ,  flanf�� In Tina.  Open a tin of peaches, apricots, cherries  or any other fruit^-for all fruit is acidulous���let it stand for some time, and the  fruit acids and the tin aro ready to do their  work of poisoning. A chemical knowledge  that tells just how the dangerous compound is created is unnecessary to u  avoidanco of the-peril. "  The rule to follow is never to make lena-  onade oi other acidulated drinks in a tin  recepcacle or allow them to stand in such  a vessel, and in the case of tinned fruits  or fish immediately upon opening the tin  turn the contends out upon an earthen  plate or into a dish that is made of earthenware or glass.  Fruits In hermetically sealed tins if  properly prepared germinate no poison.  As soon as opened tho action of the acid  on the tin, with the aid of tho atmosphere,  begins, and in a short timo the result is a  deadly poison. This brief treatment of the  question should bo remembered by every  one aud its instructionsfolioved.���Bostoa  Herald.  t , , a     m  Play Apron*.  A Frenchwoman visiting in this conn-  try wonders that American children arc  not more often put in tho black play  aprons which French children wear universally, boys and girls alike. Thew ar��  long, loose aprons which button to tha  throat in the back and aro made with wid*  loose sleeves. They fit on over any toilet,  and the children in French towns are seen  incased in them while at play. They are  quickly removed and protect dress and  stockings from dirt and wear. The littlo  boys aro trained to their wear so that they  do not disdain thorn. The average American boy, howevor, _ would bo likely to  chafe seriously if he was roturned to pinafores. Tho aprons are Invariably made of  black French cambric of sufficiently good  quality to prevent crocking and are in  such common use as to be accepted without question by tha children.-  Tbe JA-rily Deuerft.  A traveled American onco had the fefiSt  Ity of sitting down to a Japanese dinner  at which were served suoh dainties as mel*  ons, ices, fruits and sea frogs. There was,  in addition to these sweets, a covered dish,  into which at the beginning of the dinner  a bottle of wine had been poured. "When  tho sea frogs and other dainties had been  discussed, tho cover of this dish was removed, and a number of sand hoppers, hilariously intoxicated and jumping about  in the wildest manner, was presented to  the gaze of tho astonished American  guests. Tho lively dessert was caught by  tbo Japanese, with little bamboo sticks and  eaten with great gusto. a  Sherbet Powder.  Bub tho rind off two large fresh lemons  on half a pound of loaf sugar; crush tha  latter to a lino powder, mix it thoroughly  with four ounces of carbonate of soda and  four ounces of tartaric acid, then pass the,  mixturo through a fine sieve into a perfectly dry warm bottle and cork tightly.  If stored in a dry place, this powder will  keep good for almost any length of time,  and a teaspoonful stirred into a tumbler  of water produces a most refreshing drink  at a moment's notice.���Saturday Post.  Alen In Domestic Service.  Women are certainly striving constantly to occupy the positions of men where  brain work is the active principle, and  there is now somo indication tht t women  may in time bo crowded out of tho domestic or menial situations. While this will  not affoct the class of women who aro fitted for what, is called moro elevated places,  tho sex will, in a measure, bo influenced,  and, it is claimed, will suffer by giving  up their prerogative, for what can bo dona  for tho ignorant, untrained woman if sho  cannot serve in households? Thoso who  havo tried men in tho various branches of  domestio service usually liko thoir work so  well as. to bo unwilling afterward to employ women. In many of the hotols of  Kuropo mon aro the only servants. Aa  cleaners they are invaluable, bocauso ot  tholr strength, and thoy aro also thorough.  They huvo good tasto and aro found to be  cxcullont housemaids as woll as butlers.  Many womon employ mon as malda, especially in traveling, as thoy can accomplish  t. greater number of duties than womoh.  A largo number of womon prefer to ar-  rango thoir own hair and to costume thom-  sclvcs unaided. It has also been found  that in many Instances mon pack trunks  bettor than women.���Chicago Tribuno.  Ideal Houioeleanert.  "Thora are somo tralti whioh may bo  sot down as common to servants," said  madam, coming out of tho awful vortex of  housccloaning and giving mo a moment  of hor rather disturbing uooloty in tho library. "Whon n thing is lost, ovory maid  will tako hur oath sho novor Haw It, didn't  know you had lt, aud, though it may havo  been bought last wook, that lt haa not  boon in tho houso during hor dynasty.  "Two womon of that oIiihh cannot como  together without dropping all othor mundane atYalrs and exchanging oxporluncoa.  Nothing hut Uro or an attack by tho Spun-  lards can put a prematuro period to a conference ovur tho book fouco, whoroln two  mouths havo but a olnglo gab, two head*  do bob as ono,  "Tho Ideal   hausooloanorfl   aro colorod  mon.   Next yoar I shall abucoud and turn  the proinlHUH ovor to tho porfuot pair of  them who nro now bringing ordor out of  chaos.    For whon all In wild and dono tho  honest,  Induntrloua colored man lo tht  host houso  wvnnb In tho world, "���Ght-  lbfft> -Coat.  Human* Mcrnlianti,  According to a writer In Ilurpor'o WeeV��  ly, tho OonsiimorH' loaguo of Now York  raroH an fair dry goods Iiouhom thnKo in  which equal work gota oqual pay, Irro.  Bpuutlvo ot tho Koxof tho worker; la which  adults gut at least %<S a wook, paid weekly]  In which flnoH go into a fund for employ-  oos1 lioiH)(II,, and In wliloh oiihIi girls got at  luiiKt; i|i.j a week, The hours of a fair hou.ia  are from H to (1, with throo-quiirtorH of an  hour for luuoh and ono-hnlf holiday n  week fur two months in iiiunnior. Fair  houses also comply with uanltaiy lawn,  provide nonts for saleswomen���uh required  by  tyw���uko ompli.yuuu huin|ii\uly. '"   "  n. .���>.-   .��...�� ���a*     <  Va<iU In Mio Otw.  "My ��on has accepted a poHitlon lu  Judge Hobbii' office,"  "Yen, 1 mot him when ho wan running his legs oil' getting indorsements  on lils application for tho job."���Cleveland Leader.  To a portion wIiouhoh tho brain n good  deal \\ light novel or an amusing liooli  of travels or uncial essays will be found  to be of the vory greatest value an a rout  tonic, Whore ono is fond of children nn  hour spent in the nursery will bo mout  routing.   The vineyards of Italy oovoff nearly  fy 000,000 uam  pporttitii  eWare giving "big discount on our entire stock of  atchesi Clocks, Jewelry, Silverware and Sterling Silver Novelties  k Glance   at Our  Show Windows will Convince  Anyone that We Mean Business.  tchRenairin!  eweler.  9?  elson  *�� ***^��0*4+�����������*���* <�������<**<>** ������������^���^���������������������^ �������������������������������������<'���*�������������������������������><  >���������������������������� ��������  MONTREAL,  Sole Manufacturers of the "Pinto Shell Cordovan" Gloves and Mitts  R. H.CARLEY,B.C.Agt.  We are removed to Baker Street, next door  to the Ashdown Hardware Co. We will  carry a larger assortment of cakes than ever  and sell at low prices.    Come and see us.  Choquette Bros.  . E.ANNABLE  GENERAL BROKER  One seven-roomed homse and  one three-room house  for rent.  Three dwelling houses for sale on easy terms.  One Lot on Stanley street, opposite Royal  Hotel for sale at a bargain.  SEE ANNABLE  H. JMAUSLAND, SHOEMAKER  Boots and Shoes made to order. Invisible Patching  a Specialty. Only Union Men Employed. My stock  of fine ready-made work lowest priced in tlie city.  NEELANDS' OLD STAND, BAKER ST  hgflW?  AC a^fZkpk  Merchant Tailor,  Tremont Blk. Baker St, Nelson  JOHN  McLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincia!  Land Surveyor  Op. DC. Customs House, Nelson,  Bartlett House  (l''<>riiii'i'ly CliirUn IIiiiihh) ,  Tim Ih'hI 81 pi'i'ility Imiiiiii In Ni'Ihihi.  Noun lint wlillii help i>ni|.li>yi'il,    Tlmlmr  lllll iH'Hl.  G   W.  Bartlett,  Prop.  t)C OoiitK pixyn for tliroo innnUiii' innmlionililp,  J-v Juivll iimuilior rocolvnH lliiiollldiilululiori.uii  flVoryiiiontli.liiuliiiliiiuOpliioitHoriiiKli-oliiHMVooul  Hint ItiHtmmuiitiil now lunula oiiuli month, IH  Iil'.cflu In nil I iiImd it C'ortltloiito of Alumliiirxhlii  whloti hItoh tho |irivll��KU of Ululi Honm In Now  YorU City, nml nt buying lltoratiiro, innxln c.r inii-  munl InntnitiumlH of nny iliworliiMmi ulwliolomtlu  lirlmm. unvliiK you from W( to itn.V nn your pur.  illumiui. ��)on't (nil to Join ntnnon.Ymiwll(ir<it,iiiuuh  nionitliiinyniirmnnny'ii worth. Miitiui. Iriitii..  AIIY-MUHIO CJl.un, Hunt,     . ISO Niimiikii tn-�� N.Y.  pmmmmam  P  WADDS BROS.  H0T0GRAPHERS.  Vancouver and Nelson  BAKER STREET, NELSOM, B. C  We Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Statements,  Note Heads,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  s\  The Economist  Complete Stock of Stationery  Orders by Matt,Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,   NELSON, B. C.  SewingMachines and Pianos  For Rent and for Sale  Did Curiosity Shop, Josephine St, Nelson  Riesterer's Beer.  Now the best in the market.  -p...  Try our Wines, liquors and   Cigars.  Nelson Wine Co.,  l-UANKA,  TAMWA'N,   M'GR,  Tel. 93, Baker St., Nelson.  t Kootenay Butcher.1 Co  Wlinli'HitliMUKl Unfair  Ul'lllOl'HllI  SALT iVlLlTS  Camps supplied on sh ortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive e;> .refnl  attention.  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats and sup plies  kept in stock.  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  W. G. Qillett,  Builder   .and   Contractor  Kstimntes  given on stone, brick  and woodwork.  Brick and Lime for Sale  Fred. J. Squire  flVnlM ami Avriilw.H nmilo mul ruiwlrud*  <"lnl III me flciiiit'il "'I momlml,  Over tlie Wallace-Miller Co,, Kelson  .>��?  JOB     PRINTING     AT  THE   ECONOMIST   OFFICE  " A' '   ��f '.  i.    -i  1*   '    1' *   u  if  1   -<r<n n  .    -  ��y,  ',���,,��  -,��^.,,  h, ;>���" i  0"' ,  II  ' II  (  ''  !  In  ,n  i  n.,b     '  ,ui, r  "      ^  M"                '  j   *.*. n. ���,  "a  '���"II  H  't  1    ,,  ;'! ���  i    i   ^  \\ '  it  'll  ni ���  ll   "  .-,.,, i>.     - 'I,  I     4,       I,  ���    A , V  'I ,. '          a  i ji  ryft,        fl    t ,,  I  l\ 1>  ,r,r     ^WW, f * .  ,H^      .,.,    J),  /'...- ______jw*'*1^^^  :^a  rTTTJiirJifl���    ~  ��� tfifii5��i.  -frrt r- .  - ��� "- ���"���"���  - -si-   - ���  ||=flK��*i���S.jffi;   ������** "'���' -**>^  _________  ��� ^~J'    -�����,- ~~,fi- >���  J________t  -r���-^��S=V- ��.**-*  ^^^���^^H-gsasaagsa  u  THE   NELSON   ECONOMIST  A  I-A:  Ir-  It-    "-../  hif    H   __  *��  ,'l'  t  .%-  ��^'^^&^/^^^^^V^^'^^/^'^^-^>^!V^^^ <>-=>, *!^*^'&'Z^f^^^^jS&f&%,^/&/&%/%^/  The event ot the week in Nelson  has been the appearance of tbe Harold  LNelson company at the Opera House  in a round of Shakespearean and romantic dramas.    This company has  been heralded by press and posters as  an organization of unusual merit, and  in many respects they have justified  their pretensions to fame.     Certainly  this is true of at least four members of  the  company���Harold Kelson,  Wm.  Yule,  Clifford Lane Bruce  and Miss  Florence Neilson.   The remainder of  the company may be dismissed with  the remark that they are neither better  nor   worse  than   average    stock  actors.   Perhaps they give evidence of  incessant training, which is in itself a  merit.   As to Mr. Nelson it will not be  denied that he "is a bettor elocutiouist  than he is an actor, but by this it must  not be inferred that he is lamentably  lacking in   dramatic inspiration.   On  the contrary] he can "hold the mirror  up   to nature" iu a fairly intelligent  manner, but he discards tradition in  his interpretations, and not always acceptably.   Sometimes he indulges in a  ' Hi.tie counterfeiting, and produces an  article   which is almost as good as the  original.     If we were asked to select  his Lest  character wc should unhesitatingly pronounce in  favor of Don  Caesar de  Bazan; others may have a  different conviction.    He gave an intelligent reading of Hamlet, but hardly  fulfilled the traditional conception of  Kichelieu. The great cardinal was  always crafty, even when pleading  with the king.   Evidently Mr. Nelson  thinks otherwise. Of his work in that  sublime masterpiece of the philosophical poet, Hamlet,���which Voltaire  characterized as tho work of a drunken  savage���a great deal could    be said in  his favor and vcjy little to his disadvantage.   The entire production however is open t.o criticism, but no object  can be attained  by pointing out the  defects at this time.    Of Miss Neilson.  it must be said that she i i a clever little woman and no doubt an  indefatigable student.   The demands made  upon her   physical resources must be  great, and likely sooner  or latter to  h ave a bad effect.   In every one of her  parts she evidenced a dis position to  give her best. If space permitted, many  pleasant things could  be said ot Mils  Neilson without resort to flattery. Nature intended Mr. Yule for a comedian  and he  has   succeeded admiably   in  improving his  natural  opportunities.  He succeeds   in provoking laughter,  something that is often lacking in a  comedian.    Mr.  Bruce has   considerable natural ability.    Throughout the  week he has  worked   hard and on  many    occasions   drew   forth   well-  merited applause.   Now j ust a word to  Mr. Nelson   with   regard  to the performance of Monday night.     Was it  in keeping with the piece that a king  or a courtier should dance the Highland fling, aud a Capuchin monk delight tho audience with a humorous  rendition of "Scots Wha Hae"?    If  this was not an offense to artistic taste,  why failed Rlchellou in contributing  something in tho way of a Lancashire  clog or an Irish Jig?  eSell for Gash  On and after May 1, we will inaugurate the cash system iu our store. IJy  thl.s means we will he able to sell  cheaper, as the cash customer will not  be compelled to pa - extra for the customer who never pays and never intends to pay.  tenaude Eros.  Watchmakers  LAWN TENNIS.  The Rossland Lawn Tennis club has  organized for the season.  EASEBAIala.  The Nelson Baseball club organized  for the season last Tuesday. The following officers were elected: Mayor  W. O. Rose, M. D., honorary president;  J. J. Malone, president; H. LD. Ashcroft,  vice-president; H. Houston, secretary-  treasurer; Dr. J. A. Armstrong, manager; Joseph Blackburn, H. Houston,  G. A. Eacritt, A. L. (Dad) Mills, N.  Mallette, and F. J. Whittet, executive  committee.  LACROSSE.  A lacrosse convention was held at  Lethbridge Thursday to arrange dates  for the league.  Winnipeg Shamrocks are talkingof  gping east in August to compete for  the Minto Cup.  Brantford will play the Shamrocks  for the Minto Cup on July 1st.  Fred Lynch may play with the  Montrealers thisyear. It was hoped  some time ago that Nelson would have  been able to get him.  On Monday tlio 20th of April, the  permanent assistant muster of Nolson  Hlgk Scliool assumed liis duties. Mr.  C. McLean Fraser, I). A. of Toronto  University, graduated from that Institution live ycarH, having already had  several years' experience as a public  Hohool teacher. Since lliou he lias  taught for several years in Colling-  wood High School, has studied at the  Dominion Metereologl.n! Station at  Canso, N. S., and for tlio last two years  lias been engaged as clnsn asslHtant In  Zoology In IiIh own university. Mr.  FraHorlHa decided m><|iilHitl<m to tho  NoIhoii Htafl". lie will touch tho Mathe-  mntlcH and Science* of tho school curriculum, Mr. Clark talcing tho Lan*  guiigCH and Literature,  Diplomatic  "Henry," Ehe Baid disconsolately,  "you didn't give me a birthday gift."  "By Jove, that's so," said Henry,  "but you see you always look so young  Chat I can't realize you ever had birthdays."  Then she was happy, and he smiled  the mean, subtle smile of a man who  has saved money.-���London Tit-Bita,  Wooing in England is, as a rule, tha  preliminary to a happy union. The latest statistics show that the average annual number of applications for divorce  doos not exceed 575, which is certainly  email, considering that the number of  Englishmen and English women who  marry each year iB 450.000,  On Friday ovonlng, tho 1st of May,  thoro will ben ball In aid of tho CuihIh  of tho Publio Library, Tho library Is  n UHcful Institution, nmimgod by a  board of dlrootorn who receive no aid In  Uh mninloimiico hut that accorded by  iho citizens. The bull will oo hold In  the now armory building, which has  been kindly placed at their dlnpomil by  tho Publio WorkH Department. Tho  building Ih not quite finished, but will  ho made comfortablo fur that evening.  Ah hooii uh It Ih finished and ready for  formal opening tlio .Itoeky Mountain  ltangorn will glvo u grand ball to celebrate the Oceanian.  Til reply to tho application of tho  NoIhoii Hohool Ponnl for .i Hot of Hpccl-  inom of Canadian ni'nernlri, Dr. Arthur lint received from Mr. Hubert Hell  of the (.iimloglcal Hnrvcy Department,  Ottawa, it letter Informing hiin that,  tliUMjHM.ImoiiH have been .(hipped, and  acliiHHllled IImI, of them. The Hpeel-  HiniiH will be placed In the High  Hehool, which Ih already an regarda I(.h  equipment hoooihI to none In tho prov-  Equally Guilty.  Thnt qpick wit is not confined to  cities was proved ono day by a young  woman who wns rambling alone ono of  the Long Island roads. Sho wns dressed  smartly, sho thought, and when sho me*  a email, bare legged urchin carrying a  bird's nost with cggB in it sho did nok  hesitate to stop him.  "You aro a wicked boy," eho said.  "How could you rob that nost? No  doubt tho poor mothor is now grioviug  for tho Ions of hor eggs."  "Oh, ehe don't caro," replied the urchin, edging away, "she's up ia your  hat"���Exohang*.  Th* Uouaro of Hor TVorlt.  A man is judged by what he Accomplishes ; a womnn by tho wiiy that accomplishment affects hor. In uponklnfl  of a woman impresario tho other day a  man who dosircd to givo tho highost  possible praiiio said: "I toll you, Miss  Blank's tho most successful woman  manager in tho country. Why, eho  works so hard that every now and then  she's laid up for two er throe days nt a  time wi th a stole hoadnoho.'' To tho urns,  culino mind there could bo no Btrougoi  proof of woman's ability to work than  her ability to full ill over it.��� Novr  York Sua.  A Grain of O��nofort.  , A man wko talks all tho tiua�� occ��-  stanally Hiiyu nomtthius that ia really  worth hearing.-���Sonaeryillb Jaunuii.  Fred Trvlno & Co.  are advertising  "Black Cat IloHlory" thlH week.  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  BRIAR   PIPES.  co  o.  <  X  CO  o  <  U  -J  Ul  I  o  o  if)  W. A. Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  Through Bookings  -TO 'I'IIK-  Yukon and Alaska  88. PrlneosH Muy will null from ViuiMinvci  on April mini and Muy Mi'rt mul ulioul. lei,  du.VH llioi-oiil'lor, luri.tHhliiK irirccl, UimtiKl,  Hnrvlco to Hkritfwny mul nil imi'llieni lmlniH.  DlllOH ol'milu of  MILLINERY.  A large stock of Millinery nnd  Ladies' OutfittiiiRS.  Also Ladies' Hair Goods.  MRS. ENFIELD  Next Store to  Huclaon   B*y Company  Notice To Delinquent Co-Owner  'I'd Oiioi'ko Niiwnll or to wIioiiihohvitIhi iiiiiv  llllVII ll'IIIIHl'l'ITI'll IllH Illll'I'OHt l|| | III, "NtlWI'll,''  "Uoliliitr ICInifp" "Tilllliiliirl{"lili<l "AllliloO,"  Mlnonil OIiiIiiih, nIIiiiiIii on Whilo (InniHn  Moiinliiln, (lout, Itlvi'i' Mining DIvIhIoii ol'  WiiNt, IvooliMiiiy Dlhli'lnl..  You urn hoi'i'liy iioIIIIimI lhat, \rn linvn nx-  pondcil ivir iii'Ni'NHiiiciii work mul i-immii'iIIiik  hum on Ihn iiliovn imini'il .Mliii'i'nl claluiM I'm'  till' IIUHt. t.ni'tui Vi'lll'H lliu HIIIII oi' Twnlvu  Hun-  ili'nil mul'I'lilrly iHI'^ID) liiillnr.M, In onlur in  hold Um niMil cIhIiu.7 mi.lrr I hu piiivIhlinin ul  Ihn Mliuiiiil Act, mul II' \v It It I n nlnnly tluj'H  IVom lliu ilnli' or lh Ih mil Im you lull or rnl'iiHi'  to I'oiilrlliiili' your pi'o|iorMou nl' hiicIi I'xpmi  ��� llllll'I'H lOKHilll'l- Willi llllM'OHlH   Ol'llllVl.'I'llNllIKi  yiiui-liiti'iTNl IiihiiIiI mlni'i'iil i'IiiIiiih will lii'-  i'oiuii  tint prnpoi'ly iil'llin HiiliM'rllM'iH iniilur  Ilio provlnloiiM oi'Huclloii lour oi ilm "Allni'.ul  Art Auii'iiilini'iit. A nl, IIHlli,"  I iHtml nl. NelHon, II, (.). IIiIh 'J7Ui day ol Manili,  KlMIII Hll'I'IIKItl.AM)  John a vtun <Iiiimon  II. II. Nici.i,  Cjiaiu.ic.-i U, Jloi.Miat,  Reduced Settlers' Rates  uxtiiiuluil till Juno I'iIIi.  Kortlnio iiihlimand all liil'oriniiMon. apply  !<> loi'lll IIKI'lllH, or lo  .r.H. (JAHTKIt,  UlHt.l'HHH, A��t���,  NoIhoii.  K.T. COYM'l,  A. U, I'. A.  Vnnuouvur  KOOTENAY     .  .  COFFEE CO.  Coffee Roasters  Tea and Coffee  Dealers In  5{^j^^H|K}^*^;vKv5X{;viK!H{^Xv!*^:'^{i^;  Wiiiirc tiiliirlnuul Ihwchi. prli'i'H Mm IicnI  imiili'Ho.'l.oylim, Indlii.l.'liliiu ami ,lapan  Our lluHt, Moulin, and .lavaColl'iui uit  ,.    ,                 I'oumi j hi  Moi'lia nml Java lili'iul, ll pouiiilH  I nil  (ilioh'i' I ili> ml l.olli'1', I | ii ii i n i In  | nn  Mpi'nlal llhinil l'oH'i'i',11 |umikIn  I nil  Hln lili'iul Ciilli'i',11 pouiiilH    | nil  Hpi'i'lal lili'iul Ci'ylon i'i a, pi'r paiiuii. i;a  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P. O. Box i8a.  WEST     BAKER    STREET,    NELSON  5 9-�����  Si^'s p -\ _ | Th  ''Creations oi master minds."    A very choice showing of spring- and summer hats.    Our   trimmed bats are  all   made  of strictly high grade materials and are modeled after the most charming of European styles.  Ready-to-Wear  No house in Kootenay devotes as much space to the showing of Women's Ready-to-wear Garments, including Suits,  Dresses, Ccals, Waists, etc., as Ave do. We are prepared for the biggest Easter business we have ever done. Our stock in-  cludes a magnificent assortment of the mest correct styles frcm the fashion centres ofthe world in gaiments tbat are made  beautifully, of materials that aie fashicnable and wanted, and at prices that have made this section what it is to-day���the  foremost of its kind in Kootenay.  1  i  I  ;  i  Id. VictoriaLaC.  $&^4$��^z>C^>&$^1k  IT   "TT  JL   JL  Mnwmm  Bn Tragedy, Nelson Opera House.  Monday Night. Our Regiment; Tuesday, Merchant of Venice.  The  Most Nutritious  Breakfast Food in  "the Market and a Home Product.  ALL GROCERS SELL IT  $6.75 PER TON,  DELIVERED  All orders must be accompairiecl by oash and should be forwarded  0111101*   I1fl11finri0.llw   rtT��   1-.Tr-   Win,"!   4. ~   .4.1U~    ^JXl^ J?  either personally or by mail to the office of  W. ?. TIERNEY, GENERAL AGENT  i^wwwwww^  ym  .Abw  Now w the Time to piok your Carpets and Lmolrnms jtist before hoiTGe-olean  ing. We carry a vory largo assortment, patterns, very Hat set. See onr Go  oar is ranging in pr.ioes from $3.00 to $30.00.  rnTtwih,  v wmmM frfi      pr   ,-sft      vm  rni��r\-Tf��'��  ^THUH  , * ��� i \  A- -V ZJ  yAy;v     v>< x  ^h,:^%       ^t^ "^0 ei b  iA,   vh \d    .   A'&*W|k   ��if\A  W till ^ tp ti  "^k El   li  Frjrniture  Dealers amd   yndertokeii's  t*&vYmQqHwnimmw*\st**^^ * Vi 1"  ,     ,' '   ''/���'"   $ .   Hi  ��.     I   ,        (, ,,. _ ���   I  "'l    '     ' \     , ii- I (   ' l' <       1  'ft  w^^MOtt^w nr^m^pv.^i  imtwmw��sw��WB*H'^��l��Jw,r*iir> jlJlft  ,'    ,<l|    r      I,   I  .   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