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I  1   t  1 * it . r  o    "^/\|'M  I     i  bi.ii.   .1. ./.'Mil'.1: ���  Wf.  A  ', ���  l    .    *      �����   I        )    t!  <   v   <    n*    l   .*    if  I       J  !      t  V \  {   I  y I.  ',   I  I   (I  \z  u   . ��   j��  %.   '1 HCS      .7     -  /y  - 3Lj <-  Ay%>  ^^    -��^*.  '-c  Ar^.U*��H �������tr.W.  --Jo��  He  ���*e. *���  &1  _������ ��it��!E  I .4 * I  '*  . y  ..,,,  VOL. V  NELSON. B. C. SATURDAY. MAY 31. 1902.  NO. 46  THl-   NKLSON   ECONOMIST  is  issued   every  ^n-KDW. SUBSCRIPTION.       ��2.00    PER    AN:  M-M ��� ������* PAID IN AUVAKCK, ��1.50. CORRESPOND  ,-,,,. or f.KSKRAL INTEREST RESPECTFULLY  ..., ,C.T..��. ONLY ARTICLES OH MERIT WILL BE  U.VEKTISKD IN THESE COLUMNS, AND THE IN*  T.-K.-STS Of READERS WILL BE CAREFULLY  LAUDED AGAINST IRRESPONSIBLE PERSONS AND  WoKTHI.ESS ARTfCLES.  T 1  i.^rown"to be the custom amongst members of  I      ^islature, when in   the   heat of   argumen  Wil!ltt���    Sppoh.rt.ton,.-..   a   bluff thai   if   i����  a,na��onist were outiid. the H-.o- he would not dare  ..Ik    in that   way.      This bluff   has been uade   ��  fluently, and ho pe->Utenl  have certain n     'ber  !,, lin making  it that   really ���* **l]\;^���  hasten attached io  .he matter.      Howev       n    he  ,���*. of Premier Dunsmuir and Captain    1 allow    the  ,,..llitx M<   ,,,newhai  d.fferent.     Ihe  Premier, in  . ( >   iviiirb   he has  become   so  .ha classic  l.i nonage for   winch   ne d murv  ,,   . p.ni-iiiTatlow a   liar; that military  lamous. called C/.ipiain in*'' ,,      nromifjr a  .-mien an responded by P����^n.��ng '.he r em e   a  ���,ur.     One word led to another until l*"'*^���  ,.rridor. Captain Tatlp. slapped .b, PWjjj  U was then Premier Dunsmuir   rung  n ti�� ^ b��utt  that he would deal with C*����������  ,louse.     It so happens th       0.put. ^  1 rinhman   and he ha. the pec* ^ ^^ ^ ^  inghimBelfveryf.eel  .nomaU ^^  build.  on,o,i the steps leading  fr" "J  Prernier . Dunemuir'a  lngtI| he walked  up and call ed  P ��  bluff in the following term.:      Duiim luir,  eide now; what have you got to say about it?     Duns  mui   failed to   make the bluff good, and so far as the  Z\n      is concerned, in the future it is not likely we  wU again hear of him threatening   to annihilate   a  i outside.     He will probably find ,t more coiv  ventont to remain inside where he can always getthe  i.honnuiliBiio  Attorney General.      this  nrntection ol tue pugiusin- ��*>'       j iii,0i,,ii,���t  �� all ririn enough for a story, but H isnot likely that  AZ  will result in respect lor the legislature,  nuch conduct win resu.i. ii-      i ,  W hat will the outside world think of us f  To-dav chiefly through the building of railways, the  debt had risen to about $20,000,000 the  interest  on  which was alone equal to the total expenditure of the  colony in 1869.     To meet this,  import duties had  been increased until they now averaged about^8 per  cent   or 110 per head of the population  of  200.U0U.  Thus the colony   which   s.ayed out of confederation  because it wanted   lower   duties than Canada does.  Newfoundland would   gain from  conleder��Uo^ reduced cost of government; ber post oftce l.ghthou.e  wharves and marine service and customs department  would   all be- taken over   by    Canada, leaving    the  island education, roads and adminrstration of justice.  Canada,  on    her   part,   would   gain   ^increased  market   as the $7,000,000  worth of   goods   imported  into Newfoundland  largely from  the United States  into*.        ,     ..      .,    tn.��� ���rpat   extent   come  from  and Britain,   would   to a great   extent nV.d��-..  Canada, when Canadian goods came.n ^^M^  other goods paid 33 per  cent.     Canada would also  a�� control   of   the   fisheries   of   the   whole  North  Atlanland would be able to dictate her jmn terms  fob   United States, instead of allowing that country  Splay off   Canada and N-ewfound.and one ajinev  th* other     Judge Morrison says that Newfounaland  fa c^,I;ry of U resource. ^^  and   minerals, aud that once.oin��d       Canad^-  r^iSitr-^rH would be *��- >Y.  year if the Newfoundland claim had the weight of. the  Dominion of Canada behind it.  With tbe Government at Ottawa behind its back,  and   ts whole army of office-seekers the Ross Govern-  ll   in   Ontario has   barely  escaped   obliteration..  Z best the Government can hope for is a   majority  oUbrle and that may be reduced when complete re-  tun   Sen.     The Conservatives  put up a splendid  fiitlud   made several gains,   but not enough   to  tfiutrol of the  House.     It will  be a  disappoint  E   n. t,S manv that the Roes Government   was  not  the result.  Some time ago it was announced   hat Mr    Jobfee  Morrison, of Newfoundland, would leave   th   Bench  to lead a pro-codfederation party. Being ��� ��������*  ,t, TorMlu, recently on the  subject of  J"^'*""'  ., ����������� Morrison said that whereas in 1869 Nowh.und-  land  was   strongly    against confederation, ehe  was  b���i���R driven   by    tbe logic of   events toward    u  on  with l!.,,a.la.     Iu 1����W tho colony had no debt  ad  Uu, taxation upon imports was   about   ten per  cent.  iii A.  ���iny?  : !  *0  a��       X. it  ���ym'-Ai  y li-f ��� ~  - I a *   vy  f f | j' i * -���.  fr Ifiri: te _���  '.II  'i  A *"  f" llA 1 "1  ���  *_ ��"-����*  .1   3-  1*  s��.tro�� 11"     A  4   ~f ",   ^Ot   ft" , .  .     ri      la^-   A I I- ���  ��!$*; ^ il ���- -^  ��� j* r? ;".- -  ' ������?  ?��� 7 Ji *a  a ?H>3tt-:   je-  a *idt_f_i -___  "f_P3 ___ *i 77gv_  ��b.-v��viCni*R oft. *-.**3nH*  I1 si. �����  TN his recent   address   to the   Primrose   League  T ord S UBbury sounded a note  of warning again,  ^kin, undue haste in the  attempt to  consolidate  making undue m Emuire.      There were  ,k��� ��a_ious sections of   tne   l^'up"*'  vTen of intellect and   authority, he said,  who  r  y hTthe W had come for legislative action, on  i TIHi   ol   Z United   Kingdom,  which   should  1        thecolonies: but any attempt to  haeton t e  workings of destiny miKHit result, he pointed out, in the  KM.  Is''.'?..  7  ���rT,.��.w�����.  ������.'!.��� n-.  #  II ���     -.('7  o.ivii.  .:���������� ���.��������� II.  ���17 ���"��� -'.^'--I.---,^ *-���*.���  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  .1  Ail  M  . .  t i  breaking apart of those forces which were necessary  io the growth of th�� fabric of Empire. We are still  far from a permanent Imperial constitution, and it  would he altogether premature for either gentlemen  in England, such as those to whom Lord Salisbury*��  not�� of warning is addressed, or gentlemen in  Canada, such as Mr. George R. Parkin, of Toronto,  to undertake to provide such an instrument. Our  Imperial relations must be the gradual outcome of  experience, a development that will shape itself in  accordance with the working out of the problems of  Empire. Time and patience are necessary. The  constitution of the British Empire of the future, to  be enduring, must grow of itself as an oak grows to  its full height and girth and its full reach of branches.  Attempts to force its growth will do more harm  than good.  *  Under the new, arrangement there is considerably  more room at the city hall than formerly.  The business there can now be carried on without  the officials falling over each other. There is yet  one improvement that might be made. Chairs  should be provided for visitors to the council chamber  Many people would like to visit the chamber on the  evenings when the council meets, but do not care  about standing up for an hour or two. This defect  should be remedied at once.  '��������_?' *tfv\_: ������"'.> *;  _"���V. Ill'       ���  1,1 I-i   -   *'  ill* ,  h  Commenting on the death of Principal Grant,   the  St. John (N. B.) Sun says: " During  the last   three  or four days various estimates   of the character  and  achievements of the late Dr. George M. Grant   have  been   made   in   the press,   in the   pulpit, and   by  various other agencies.      Most of thepe estimates are  altogether   commendatory,   and  all   express a   high  valuation of the   character and    talents   uf the   distinguished teacher who has  passed   away.      It   has  been   suggested    by   some   writers that   Dr.   Grant  sought popularity   by   discussing   public   questions  ^-r.I  .which   were not   really   within    his   domain.     Yet  g.���lYT!^7Jl-^^"iCihough he was a clergyman and the head of the uni-  ^^^l^^L^^^verA\,y he was essentially a  public man.     The fact  that he had   no Heat in parliament and no  portfolio  iu any administration did not prevent his feeling an  interest   in  all  large questions,   and there   was no  reason why that   interest  should  not  be expressed.  Nor   is   it  right   to say    that    Dr.   Grant courted  popularity.      More often he  was on the   unpopular  side.     He was   not a   great reasoner   nor   a deep  thinker, but he had a strong mind and very  strong  convictions,     His  sympathies   were   frequently on  the side of weaker people whether they were right or  wrong, and he had a   habit of   speaking with   great  emnhasiB and fearlessness   whatever for the moment  was in  hifi   mind.  ��� The   charge   of   inconsistency  could easily be made out against him; and he would  have been the last   to oppose it.    For like    ICmerson  he   believed   consistency   to be the   hobgoblin     of  little  minds.      Following   that    snge'ti    advice,   he  npoke what he fell to be theiiruth to-day in words as  hard as cannon balls and let to-morrow speak  what  to-morrow thought in words as hard again, though  it should contradict what he said to-day. When he  spoke it was the spontaneous voice of a healthy  nature, usually cheerful and hopeful, always sincere  and unselfish, and almost always in the interests of  what he believed to he greater freedom and a larger  scheme of life. Principal Grant's deliverances and  controversies during the last forty years would bean  interesting commentary on tbe history of the country. He was no pope, and his encyclical addressee,  which were sent out from Queen's University in one  torm or another discussing current questions, had  no more validity than their merits deserved. But  they were sought after and attracted attention, and  had a very considerable influence, while they made  Dr. Grant himself an object of comment and very  often of severe attack. H�� had no friends so flattering that they would always say he was right, and no  enemies who would say that he was not eincere.  The very impulsiveness and haste with which he expressed his convictions gave tLem the stronger air  of sincesity and genuineness, and since he was  recognised everywhere aa a broad-minded and  patriotic man, his utterances commanded respectful  attention."  The disaster at Fernie has caused much sorrow  throughout the whole Province. At first it was  thought the casualties might not be so great as reported, but it is now bel eved that nealy one hundred  and fifty have lost their lives by the explosion.  Contkiiiction* are new pouring in from all  quarters to assist tho sufferers by the Fernie explosion.  Thk rumors that Ear! Roberts will resign his post  of Commander-in-Chief before the end of the year is  gaining rather than losing ground.   It is pointed out  that even with the tact and resources at hie command,  he has been unable to keep pace  with the excessive  labor which th��  poat  entails.     Critics  aver that a  younger man is needed as   helmsman  of  the great  militarv ship, but admit that such a man, however  energetic, could not accomplish the thorough reforms  which the army needs in the course of a few months  or even   yeara.     It   doee   not   follow tbat a   great  soldier on the battlefield, one who posBeaeB ability W  in excess of hi   fellow*,, shall be gifted with the sum  poweraof  administration at the  head of affairs a  home, so if   Earl   Roberts   has failed   io gain  i  -grip'over matters at Pall Mall it deflects not one  jot upon his military qualities. For a man aavaneo  in yeare tho work is hard, terribly  no, and   I*     ��  the hero of a hundred   light* himflelf IooIcb "f  inwardly to the day when ho shall   leave the  aw  burly of military life behind forever.   Unfor tun,    y  for - Bob,,- more wa�� expected of him than poii^  of any other   man   who ban held   tho poai ��       _  mander-in-Chief tdnce it vmv itiBtitnted.    in* ^ ^  frelte'  way of re  al me   wotaJtf   acconip��t!8  ���riMts and if ho baa not q  i  *    .  - V  ���1  *      a   i  ��;���"!  e;  I  ."J  i y  -*:  J. i  I*  fcw.*1  ���n"  ��l*r  *i* **i  !.   ���  i.  ri. ���!���'  V  I**". HI  \  i.-l  1 ' A  I'TS  ft,  .. ii  '\i i ffr-  -A  ,-isa, - -   ������-  THE N'cLSON ECONOMIST  ,  ,:on, ho would leave the army  the better  for  ;Sr';;    I'rul-a it even were he to retire   tomorrow.  :1!-'i!   llll(l.   htfiiB��i   of  every   chief  the  army  .1>,.lll...,-..inu-.t   t.t.��vi_     ,....,.;_.���������,,,.���    make  ;1:j- ha.  !::<��� G-'-  .1 a o  I... r."  'hl olleHen�� he h.�� done much to    make-  . U.,,,*f an ant-malic machine controlled by  tlli; wu, before.      He has adv,eah-.l   tra.n-  ���lll!ra���knn.l   tile,   ��o   thai   each  man shall  .h.-ubiectofev-ry   n.ovemen.   and in   fact  .   . .  .. ;(i,.^    of iheirown, in-tea,.    of hni-R a I....-  ";'���;.:'       \h, hBndll���f    the others   who Bet-the  :   ! ,;,_n       The   present   campaign   lias  ������������* 111   motion.       i!����    j  r;r��i 1 without numner how ��f.en the   r^uU-  ;:; ; . .,, lh(.   lllttlI<t.��verin*  ground are ��,��. to,    he  ���,7,,(i.�� hen frequently a   non-can,  fandi-him  :.V,:il.d��ilhm,...nribiliiyhch��nev.r  Unown  hrl -r  A Boulo ne the old chateau in which Napoleon I.  iv.-:tir<l while superintending, the preparations for  r - projected invasion of England has.juu been con-'  vt-M'-'i into an  orphanage  1 u: Earl of Northbrook. Lord High Steward of  ^ ii hesu.r, ha? a ranged an interesting day in that  ;iih:i<"iu city for some of the Ind.an princes vvho are  ���-���'���MJiuig to England  for the coronation.  i h   again   iep>irted   that  Qu^en    Marguerita   of  1   tiy the lute king oi Italy's widow, is about to take  t'.<��� veil.  r.vKiNd their   cue   from   recent  speeches   by   Mr.  '.lamherlain and Sir Wilfrid Laurier on  the subject  a vhe commercial   relations   between Gteat   Britain  ml   the   colonics   Liberal   newspapers   are already  diking of the serious dangers that threaten the Em-  pm_.    They ate endeavouring to stir up an agitation  with   the object of inducing  the   Colonial  Secretary  to leave  the   idea of an   Imperial  zoiivereiu   in  the  pigeon-hole    where it   was    placed a few years   ago.  Among the   Conservative  papers tbe   Spectator   has  condemned    the   proposal   in   most   compromising  terms while the others light shy of the topic.  Owing  to an inherent opposition to a new order of   things it  is believed that any proposal   to  adopt  a t-yatem  of  preferential   trading  within   the  Empire will   meet  with vehement  opposition ;   while   people   here are  eager for closer union with the colonies  they   would  prefer to have it brought about in some  other  way.  Sir Harry Johnston believes that tho time is lapidly  approaching    when    financial    relations    between  Britain and the colonies must be   made the  subject  of a frank and free discussion and the   Morning PoU  says that the question   will  be raised at  the  forthcoming Colonial Premiers'conference.  Says the Grand  Forks   News-Gazette: <l It is   estimated that twenty or   thirty   thousand dollars   are  < M><o\(Ud   annually by citizens  of Grand   Forks in  1 **e purchase   of   articles   from eastern departmental  loves.    Secious inducements   in   the   shape of   illu  strated catalogues circulated broadcast   through  the  mails unfortunately too often prove an alluring bait  for the feminine   numbers   of   the   family.     Why  should this money not be retained at home   and expended    with   our local    merchants?      A little   reflection will convince anybody  that  the practice  of  sending orders east is a pernicious  one and   utterly  subversive of   all principles of   loyality to home interests.     The   cash  thus   expended   is   withdrawn  "from local circulation; whereas, if it bad   been  distributed among local merchants   it would   continue  to serve as a media of exchange.     The question is a  vital one and should be seriously taken   to   heart by  every individual in the community.     How   can we  hope to build up a prosperous city unless its citizens  are loyal to home interests? Disregard of this fundamental principle of trade will inevitably bring ruin  in its train.    It means the building up of conscienceless eastern shops at   the  expense  of   Grand   Forks  and    other   western   cities;   and   it also   means    a  shrinkage of local trade, affecting employers and employees alike, lower values for jreal estate and business  disaster generally.''  Victoria Day was well observed throughout the  Dominion last Saturday.  The King has appointed the Earl of Loudoun and  Lord Grey de Ruthyn to carry the gold spurs at the  coronation  y  I'M  1 i ��� l \  A  y  -? i  ��'i  3 J  -  o*    "-, '  iy  F I=i   ?.l   7~  -a.  �� '!! iv 7 .   ^9  .   fit    . -7   Jk^  V3?   *-- * I   ~i  i  ~     at    **0 -'ti     hV  S,  y HI  h?"L .   v  l-"      r^ ^ .1  T=   _    7-    i-  i\  .* >  \  \  j.   I J-.*      * (.7*  {3*-r    i t�� -_       (  _.!i*3  r'A    ry  I ^     57 ~2_7- _  . i >  . r  *u  The last number   received of   the  London   Statist  says:" It is calculated that during the past few days  the   Indian   purchases of   silver  for the bazar  have  reached over ��200,000. . The future of silver is widely discussed, but opinion is muchdivided.    The most  uncertain  factor in  the situation at tbe moment   is  China.    That   country is   under obligation to pay a  very large sum of money for interest on its debt, and  its trade balance    is  advene.     Hence the  sterling  exchange is  steadily falling, and  it is feared that   a  lardje amount of silver may actually have to be shipp-  edwom China to India if China is to meet its interest  payments.     Of  course the present is  not   the first  occasion       that    ' Cnina.     has      been       required  to ship silver to India for the purpose of   settling its  trade  balance, but it is the first time that China has  been required to sell    silver when   the  demand has  been so restricted.    During the past two years, India  China and   the  Straits   have   been  tbe  only  great  markets for the metal, and consequently the  closing  of one of these markets is a matter of serious moment.     Indeed, tbe   position   is even worse than   this  as not only is  the Chinese market for   silver closed,  but the country is desirous of selling a portion of its  existing supplies."  The Duke of Connaught, in presenting colours to  tho 4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers at  Richmond Barracks, Dublin, recently, referred to the  gallant services of the regiment ���the old u Fighting  Fifth"���during tbe 218 years of its existence, and  said that in south Africa the regiment, had nobly  kept up its reputation.  it  Kit  /  v.��� - (Vj-  A.     '....���  -W.'A  ���^.^1..=���v1r^"���1;���.,���!';,  n  O  !��.  v.- ���������������>��� ������'���"tH'o  .fen ���>,./.-?>  -.a: .,.:, :.yh ...i  1*7-11   "If  :M\:  w.-:a Ay,...   A  ��� ������ .Jl........  . II,.. ,.  ��� '.ii     y,   ���������������   Or   #,'���������(!;,.  .;|;|i-:".k.:^.. Vvrf^.a; .  ..ft  AZ .;/  &a,/ AfAy.  ���p.-  :m  ��� ;$:  ",ll'-*].  If    I. w^��Tni.iii.'i.lT.|.iiri-rt-u ii.i..nnwr^rririrfrS7;7rr,,i-.iL'w��^iHr^.lr-4'^ ..^,,,..7,.l7_  I i  o  THE NELSON  ECONOMIST  T  a   *  1  anon-essential. His method of education does no*  # seem to be a sucessfu? one. To inform a law-breaker  just what poison will enable him fo sucessfuliy cheat  the public could hardly be understood as a lecture m,  the moral law.  THE Methodist Church will become more aggressive in its missionary work in British Columbia  in future. For the past year or so. Rev. Dr.  Whittington, who has had charge of the Indian  work, has also devoted much of his time to home  mission work. This is more than Mr. Whittington  has been able to do, and as a consequence it has  been decided to appoint a man who will devote his  attention exclusively to home missions. Atthe recent Methodi��t conference held at New Westminster  the matter was brought up, and by an almost unanimous vote Rev. J. H.White, of Nelson, was  selected t.o superintet d the home mission work.  This nomination will have to go to general conference  f<.r final endorsation, but,it may be taken for granted  that the appointment will be ratified by that body.  Mr. White is well qualified for tbe position, and no  doubt the Methodi.-.l body will realize lasting results  from the appointment of Mr. White., although the  citizens of Nelson without rtgiud to creed will be  sorry to lose such an estimable gentleman.  Much sympathy is felt for Mr. Herbert Goodeve  in the loss of his wife, which sad event occurred  Friday of last week. The funeral on Sunday was  largely attended.  The tramway will again be in running order on  the Oth. It is understood tbe service will be  permanent, if sufficient encouragement is given the  company.  ��t i iL.ml**��^\%-'.7n.V.' Sw.JSfye  ��'���������*.. ��� ';,aV1��*"*";.1*y���n���.'-^��n^,  ht ������.���irt��r:t .."������� -N v. * j�� was  i" >   ���    -'. ��� ���   ��� ��� i*^0"  Chief Justice Hunter spent Victoria Day in Nelson.  This was his first visit to Nelson since   189-1.  A Los Angeles woman   was    arrested   for   coloring  gr ten   oiiv.s wit i   co^p-jr-is, so   that   th *y might   *>e  sol I f ��r black lipe olives.     At \o-r trial she produced  a letter   from Prof-.ss >r IIing.ird. Chief   Br > feasor   of  Agriculture in tlie State Udiverdty, in answer to her  inquiry    for a ''harmles*," forfnula for coloring olives  b'ack.     This   re^.epe the professor furnished, but not  with accompanying advice  to tine it, he   simply telling   her what   chemical  agent    would produce    the  desired  effect.    On this basis she went on and   so well  colored olives that thev were,  scarcely to   h��, distinguished    from the   rip����    product.     The copperas used  caused those who consumed   the fruit thus   doctored  to he sick ; it poisoned    their lips    and  tongues    and  aff'cted their    stou'i-mbs   Oa-liv.     Tim  cx^hm  of   the  professor is that oli ve growers have frequently applied  to him for information as how bent io color oil ves black  buthe   says that    he lias    always    been    unalterably  opposed to this practice of  coloring    for tbe    market,  holding that the public   t-hoiild.bo    e located  by    tbe  growers to tlie point when they will regard coloring as  Sir Henry Irving has told a press interviewer of  his fixed intention never again to enter upon the cares  and responsiblities of management. Said our premier player: "With the exception, perhaps, of takin��  over a theatre for a brief space, should I want to do  some special production you will never find me running a theatre again. My touring arrangement will  last me for years to come, and if I live till 19QG I  shall have been on the stage 50 years.*'  Mayor Fletcher and tbe city engineer have left  for Victoria to give evidence in tke city's application  for a power site on Kootenav river.  4 . �����  Lord Shot to  Doughlas is   honoring   Nelson   vvith  his distinguished presence this week,  The forthcoming regatta is developing'a new interest in aquatic .sports. Everyone who can afford  it is investing in a Peterborough canoe.  To H. K. Croasdaile belongs the credit of catching  the biggest fish this season. It was a salmon trout  and tipped the scales at 23 pounds.  Although the date hast not been definitely decided  upon, it i* expecttd that tbe Clara Mathes company  will begin its engagement at the Nelson Opera House,  Monday evening, June 9.  Superstitions die hard. Society ab mrub in what  the sociologies call %i survivals" of dead beliefs. The  belief in the rnagic power of words was once general,  if not universal. Men shrank from the curse of a  parent, or a priest, or even a neighbor, as though  the uttered words bad some blighting influence,  apart from tlie justice of the anger which prompted  thorn. They believed that there were magic formula-, whose very utterance would raise tho dead, evoke  storm-, blight tho object of anger, and work other  wonders without end. They uttered forms of words, to  which they could attach no meaning, toward off porn  or to cure a wound or bruise. In their view, the  articulate sound of the human voice was not simply  a means to carry meaning from one brain to another,  hut wan itself a potency ol strange and unintelligible  1'curious survival of this is seen in the aacredneBfl  which the    ordinary    man  attaches   to his   spoKer  word, and which    would    be all right   if he did  no  limit it to that.     Thus in business men safely  a_> ^  with each other when tho word of each is  passn  to the   terms of  their   contract,   even   without   i   )  written evidence of it such as   the law    might w   ^  They carry out such agreements to their rum, n��  scope  A  wb  ur:  |SX Pi  gA-* a^.H  %        I *���*>  sr-i A*  >.._.r.7  wAs  *f,i  fS_  y  f-fm ���  f.-r  L"  life.  I    I  1...  1  fAI If  -,--��>  3n h.   j  iir-i* -  i  7- Wg  L        7��  i "jt *  ! s,*.��  -i. ���  m  bkM.0  f-V  *a  H*��H  k1  a  to?  tf ������, 3  r<f��l|i  I  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  nhnvcise-.    but in    thousands, without   flinching.  \i would be well if we could set this down   to a high  -undard of business morality, but we cannot   do so.  The \'*-ry same men    will ^e\\   goods whose   labeled  ���irrt-riptions they know to   be utterly false, and   will  U-A no self-reproach for   doing so.     Their word has  not U-en given in this case, and tbe buyer's business,  >:.-y hold, is to  io >k   out for   himself.      And   when  thev come into contact with people like the Japanese,  who do not   draw   this queer    line 'across    business  :n .r.iltty, they are very loud in denouncing them as  'iuworthy of all   confidence.     They   cannot   under-  -tnhd men    who   make no more   of speaking a   lie  th m of acting it.  Mich   the    same   conditions are   encountered in  -chsiol life,       ! he boy who  will   lie outright and   in  ii'i^d set terms is rare.      He is   ashamed of   himself  !<>r doing it, and he is frankly despised by his school-  fell ��.��^s, who seldom fail  to   make   him   know   what  tlivy think of him.      it is easy enough to bring him  i" a sense of his iniquity, and to get him to promise  amendment.      But it is very diffetent with the acted  and unspoken   lie,   involved in   the   use of  translations, or in playing4* hide and seek" in a   recitation,  nr in cheating in examinations, or   smoking on  the  *dy, and the like.      In all such cases   the teacher   is  expected to "lake .care of himself," and loenforce his  rules as best he can..      The boy will take his punish-  meui, when   caught,   without   much   grumbling,  as  -:o-ugh he bud been playing a game and  had got the  v**��r.-e of it.      He does not feel about being caught in  any such    deception    as he would    feel about   being  ( aught in   direct  lying.      He   may    feel bound    to  -peak the truth, but  not to   "do the   truth," "as  the  good Book phrases it.  It is not possible to bring society   up to   the rig ht  *-������-- .��-ri��n t.hia artificial distinction,  t is not possible io uimB - ���  level of social moralitj until this artificial distinction,  and every    other   artificial    distinction,   have   been  eliminated from thought and from   practice.      Business life especially requires a purification from acted  falsehood in the shape of adulterations, exaggerating  labels,   and    a score   of    similar   abuses.      Caveat  emptor," let the buyer look   out for   himself," is    a  valid   maxim only   when   the  buyer  and the   seller  are on an  entire equality as regards their knowledge  of the   matter in    hand, and  that is a  case of   rare  occurrence.     In all cases we should   be, as Emerson  says, more anxious not to   inflict an   injury on  our  neighbor than not to receive an injury from him.  Tho most   ancient centre   of trade in tbe   world,  and one which still retains its mercantile current, is  Damascus.     The caravan comes and goes  as it  did  1,000 years ago;    there   the sheik,   tbe ass and   the  water-wheel, tho merchants of tbe Euphrates   and of  t he Mediterranean still occupy with the multitude of  their   wares,   says the   Reform    Advocate.      From  Damascus comes   tho   damson, blue plum, and   the  delicious apricot of Portugal ^Damascus damask, the  beautiful fabric of cotton  and silk,   with vines    and  ��� lowers raised upon   a  smooth,  bright   ground;   the  damask rose, introduced into England in the time of  Henry   VIL;   tho   Damacus   blade,   so   famous   tho  world over for its keen edge and wonderful elasticity.  the   secret   of   whose   manufacture was   lost when  Tamerlane carried off the arts into Persia; and   that  beautiful art of wood and steel with silver and gold���  a kind of mosaic engraving and sculpture  united--  called   damascening,   with   which boxes,   bureaus,  swords and  guns   are  ornamented.     Damacus   remains what it was before the days of   Abraham���  a  centre of trade and travel, an  island, of   verdure  in  the desert, a presidential capital through more than  thirty centuries.      It was near Damascus that   Saul  of  Tarsus   saw   the   light   of     heaven   above   the  light of the sun,    and the   street which    he  called  Straight, in   which it is said   he  prayed, still   runs  through   the   city.     The   city  which   Mohammed  surveyed   from   a   neighbouring   height   and    was  afraid to enter because it was given  to men to  have  but one Paradise, and, for his part, he was   resolved  not to have his in this world.  To measure the witdth of any ordinary stream, or  even of a good sized river, it   is necessary to  make  use of   only your   eyes and the   brim*of your   hat;  That seems queer, doesn't ii? But it's true, and here  is the way to do it:   Select a part  oft the river bank ���  where the ground runs back level, and, standing   at  the water's edge, fix your eyes on the opposite bank.  Now, move your hat down over your  brow until the  edge of   the brim is exactly on a line with the water  line on the other side.    This will give   you a   visual  angle that may be used on any level surface, and   if,  as has been suggested,   tbe  ground on  your side  of  the river be flat, you may ulay off" a corresponding  distance on it.     To do this you  have   only to  hold  your head perfectly steady, after   getting  tbe  angle  with y*ur hat brim, supporting your chin with your  nand, if necessary, and   turn   slowly   around, until  your back   is toward the river.     Now, take   careful  note of where your bat cuts  the level  surface of  the  ground as you   look out  over the   latter,   and  from  where you stand to that point  will be  th9 width   of  the river���a distance that may readily be measured  by stepping.     If   you are  careful in   all these  details you can come   within a few   feet of the river's  width.  y\A  ii  c        1  AiAy  'A f 3. 7.1  j hA  ��f7    *     h       *"       ^  i-i���' \_  -%.%  ���> ��  MW.S*  -El  **r=r  h S>i& 1.1 y>'_H.'  ��  WWfc  throughout the 1 ,ov.o��. ^  ^ ���  four  known m Nelson   luvvu t company,  times every Baason in the mtereai.  . ���t nonstable Stevenson, of. Fernie.  i����q m.ened up a inerohant tailoring  J.ADavidBonhaso^nedup ^^  e,tabliBhment   over   Wallas   c  m,.   Davidson carries a large lino       ���  "U,T ro      - ml iuaranleee lit,  atyle  and make-  to choose from, ana b"<  up.  m  ;"^^^^^^^  '������!(  ���'A.  'lA'.-lh  li'A     ���  -.ir'   ''I--    It-     A'-  //'/Z^A:.A/-  - ���11'/-  ii A .  VI '.'!���;. ���!'���  y.  '���A''Ai-  ii ���  ���(I-  'A:-.'.: ''��� '������" -    : y -.���'���'   :'h  -���'   07fJ77>'  It  .Jl  .�����:. ::."f- li!!  i;  t  s?   I  "Y* *  ! 1  i)  '���A  oil  a r -:  Y  li .i  -.1  S  1'*  t * J  ���J I.  ����.*��� _  , 'J 5  MM  "M  MM  ���M  IN the first place Lieutenant  Hugh Royd became of interest,  as far as this story is concerned, in  Rangoon. That was long enough  ago, even before the time King  Thebaw was taken by his royal  neck and led out of the country by  the British Raj-���it was thirty-one  years.  Nobody ever quite knew why  he  apsied out of the  regiment,  which  is a Hindustani word   describing a  man's  voluntary   departure.     He  had worked   like a   Trojan to   get  his  commission   as   a   sub,     and  fought like a hero to exchange that  for  something  higher;   and   then,  iiy^a single   night,   shed   all   the  glorious paraphernalia of a British  officer, and in the morning crawled  aboard an outgoing steamer a thing  closely allied to a social pariah; for  when a young man cuts the Service  without      some      higher     motive  osteneibly in sight, it is considered  decidedly bad form.  To   sav   thet   nobodv   knew   is  rather a sweeping  statement; for a  women   knew,   and   also one other  man. who did not cut   the Service.  She did   not tell;   neither  did  the  other man.      Royd disappeared, so  practically   nobody     knew.      And  this story has only to  do with   the  other end of RoydTs long-drawn-out  term of mbfit in the universe.  Neither does what had happened  in the intervening thirty-one years  matter much; for it was at the end  of that time, in the present year,  that tbe love replica came again to  Kootenay Royd, ex-Lieutenant in  her Majesty's service.  iij     i      ��� �����- Almost   at   the   foot    of   Chief  ii;0 51/?^^ Mountain,   close  to   the Montana  ''      ���'"'   '    '" boundary, a gigantic doorway   has  been    cleft     through     the   Rocky  M ou n t ai m���t be    Kootenay    Pass.  In the Mouth of the Pass,   nestling  among   the   grass-covered foothills  like   a string   of   blue-green    jade  stones,    lies   a   crescent  of   water,  delicately slender   as a   new  moon  ���the   Kootenay     Lakes.      In   the  liikee    BWirn    the    gold-shimmered  rainbow-trout,   almost   the   Mze of  giant oalraon.      When   the  south-  travelling Bim bends to its autumn  eiaep over the (.mow-crested hills   to  ���������a ��-���-��*�� ���,**���,.!,��� ���_.   -���friM.mm-la   .A..),  TSJf  y? i  A   i  the west at eventide, elk and caribou, and bear and grey wolf eteai  down from the spruce-forests,  which lie like a velvet mantle on  the breasts of the uplands, to the  empurpled waters, and drink in  leisurely content, for it is far from  the leather-scented trail of man.  On the brink of the middle lake  crouches a small log shack ; in the  shack homes Kootenay Royd.  And to him in the crouching shack,  at the end of thirty years, came the  thing of which no one spoke that  other time, and made this little  story.  The antlered deer, and the trout  with the shimmer of the rainbow  on their fatted sides, were not  enough to Kootenay Royd. The  spirits up in the mountains, al-  wavs busv with their storm-mak-  ing and cloud-building, gibed at  him, and whispered at bim, and  conned over in black night that  other story which nobody knew,  until he cinched tight his broncho  saddle on a piebald cayuse and  rode manv miles north to the land  of tbe Crees.  He tied the ewe-necked cavuse  to a tent-peg outside tbe lodge of  Stone Axe the chief, dipped through  tbe low-browed slit that served as  door, and, with much sign-talk,  converged with the red man over  the expediency of accepting ten  horses for his daughter. Weighed  against her personal charms, a  yearling colt would have been an  exorbitant price to pay ; but, as  the daughter of a chief, not a hoof  less than twenty horses would  secure   her Stone Axe Explained.  Kootenay had seen Nichemoup,  the chief's daughter, once at Stand  Off, the unlawful capital of the  whisky smuggler's domain. But  that was not at all why he had  c o m e for her ��� e v c n K o o \ e n a v  knew that; hhe must have made  medicine to lure him, or tho spirit-  winds from tho moun tains  whispered her name when bo Hat  in the midst of a solitude that was  leagues broad on every side.  It was something of this sort; it  could not have been romance; for  she was ugly close to   the point   of  fascination ��� built on the Hues of  a wheelbarrow; aa devoid of grace;  only   blacker,   and more   disconsolately in   evidence  for ever  and  ever.  Kootenay turned over to the  pagan Indian chief the value of  twenty horses; there was an unseemly tea-dance, at which the  apoptate paleface became in verity  a dweller in proscribed limits��� a  squaw  man.  Kootenay took her back with  him to the lop-sided shack that  seemed for ever threatening to  commit suicide by a plunge in the  trout*peopled lake.  Her talk drowned the voices of  the wind spirits; and she kept the  shack clean, and cooked bis food  after the crude fatbjton of her  savage ancestry.  Kootenay read the books that  came from other lands���"Latin and  French and English; and outwardly ripened into the personification of a man who had never  worn anything but leather chapps  since the donning of early raiment.  All ibis was some time before the  completion uf the thirty years.  The Wfe-ttrn world's knowledge  of Kootenay was not extensive; he  was "a queer fish," " a great  hunter," M a g< od guide," a man  wrjo interspersed Latin quotations  and classic oaths, begotten of Oxford, in the usual Western formula  of embellished expression; An  exploring*4 My Lord" bad bad his  houI startled over a camp-fire by a  guide, with many days of unwashed  travel thick upon hie unfettered  garb, * ho disunited the methotlBof  Dante, and backed Pericles to give  the moderns many points in the  game of art; also cinched lhe  pack-animals with a thoroughness  such as no other packer had ever  achieved in the remembrance of  My Lord. All these thing* were  confusing in tho extreme, but they  were tin nothing to Kootenay, who  was, after all. only a " equaw wan,  homing in the *qu:tt log Bhack thai  leaned plaintively out toward tn  jade-green lake.  It waa in the thirtieth year that  a man  with   a desire of rancbint  7  7*7.--  3��   -*��  y  ^A4  a!,tt. ���  fc  i;  s  Pi  S��SS  m  K��-7  >������ ���,  1 %i;  -s  ,1  *M  AA.m  4    ^Si-  1 w"-*kJ2  ��&  311  /}  ���i  t  :\  La"  '��� T  fttf'-'  J. I W.  W-��rl|    I  1  h.y;  (.���>.��_  I   I IV.  l?>  i  r 1  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  9  strong  upon him set his family only much cold and much hunger, When he spoke to Nichemous  d.>wn m the middle of a cail-e-run and a coarse toil that was worse about going back to the tribe, the  pventv miles from the mouth of than the labour of pack-dogs. She gnarled little eyes that were like  pjw IW Twenty miles in the had never un<ler6t,iod i]*e white those of swine did not light ud in  .!.   t ,      " , .  ��, man who buried his  narrow-lined  indignant     astonishment:      onlv  \W-i means a very close neighbour. faCe in books and spoke so poorly sullen acquiescence came into them,  Ami ;ii-*a with a new man was his the one language she knew; but for she bad known that it was  diiumiier, with a year of age upon she led the Hie of an angel com- coming���this halting, hesitating  i.tr it every mile oi: trail that lay pared with that other tribe-life��� proposal of the off-casting.  iMiwrrn their new log sh ick aud that she could understand. That Together ihey rode over to where  Piv hoining-ptace of Kootenay must be the reason why she felt her brother had his tepee among  Iv'yl- lone-hearted when   the  other   was the Blood Indians, and there it was  Her name wasn't Helen at all; near. Yes, it must have been that.: arranged that Nichemous would  but :hi* is a true story. The it was impossible that such a take twenty horses as the price of  oust ire that was in Helen com- physical rebuke to the glory of the off casting, and go back to her  [.huh blotted out the thirty years creation could feel.anything of love people. It was like cutting the  i��; Kootenay'^ dwelling in the cata* for the paleface who was not even grizzled hair, part of the metamor-  c-'tnu-; until, tbotigu he was a savage. The gnawing pain phosis of Kootenay, the rucrude-  in.m.dly iifiy-five. he was realty must have been because of the cold sceuce of the man in the living  )u-t   turned   one   score   when    tie  and hunger which was the heritage catacombs. J  t-iiked to her.     That   was why   it of her people. If Kootenay's eyes had  not been  at! iLune hack witn such feilly  force      The obe^e Nichemous   saw every   touched     with       rose-salve      the  "���tne love-thing.     The   man   that  little act in   the scheme of trans-  strange feeling of loneliness, of hav-  w .-* inty-fivt���mi at was   Kootenay   formation   which   set in   over   the ihg wrenched   himself from   some-  ~ minted and fished, and wandered   person   of her   white   lord       One  thing that had    been   in hia   life,  up the sitep aide��  of   Chief   Moun-   morning the grizzled locks that had  would   have   asserted   itself   more  tain   fur '* Big. , Horn,"   and came  rented erratically against his sloped strongly   as he  rode   back   to   the  back   tired,   and     tat    dejectedly  shoulders for a decade were clipped crouching shack   by the  string   of  oj-P'^ite the black Cree .-quaw, and  close to the roots   and  tossed   dis-  jewelled lakes; but he planned fast  elided    her ** Nichemous,"    which  dainfullv out   among the   sienna-  at   his air   castle,  every   mirrored  => means'* My dear."'"   And the man,   coloured    bunch-gtass.      Then,   he  wall   of  which   reflected a   sweet  wno \vat< juot  uuned  a frcore,   that  shaved. girl-face,   arid   the    broad,   black  -\;is Lieutenant Royd, gaitopvd   io       No wonder that the furtive  little  visage of   the  other   greyed   down  ttie: ranch and miked   lo Hrieu   of eyes that were   like  the eyes   of   a into the dead past until it  became  ttie things that. were, in   the   Etst;   hippopotamus   took   on    a   lurid  only something that he had turned  winch are bvtok* uriiieu   by   poc? .-,  heat, that burned back   to the   hot his back upon.  M;d   ijiumc   Unit   Watln   Mom    the  brain."   When he   bathed himself-,       Nichemous stood stolidly in front  ^nugb   ou    violin,   and   of lilac  a new vista was opened   up to   her of her brother's lodge watching the  "is.oms that grow  purple, or lilies  tdow. speculating   mind:    he   was  horseman   as he   loped   over   the  Ui it stand   pale at   Easier, and   of. turning wehtigo���  becoming crazy,  tawny sea of   gold brown   prairie.  all   tne   other   unnece-sary things       An   Indian   stalks game   with a  In the   huge face   was the  gravity  winch a trquaw   man should  know  silent   tongue,     and   the     squaw  of many   things;   and in the little  nothing about.      For if he do, and   watched much and said nothing.      eyes   the light of something which  he s-quaw   become more   coarse in       The coining of theranchmanhad  the  slow-goine brain had  evolved  the iullness of    time, it is   all   apt  been when the Chinook���.vhioh  is  from the chaos that ha.d come into  to end    in tbe uncanonised way.       the gentle breath of the mountains her existence.     When   the  horse-  Also,    Helen   sketched    with   a  when they are   not   angry���  came  man   had   become   only    a   tiny;  charming disregard  of   perspective down through the Pa��*s and   kissed  wobbling blur, she   went into  the  ami unnecessary variation of colour,  the  lonesome-hearted    earth, and  lodge, sat down and smoked a small >  And thin   was   one of   the  things   hot   lips   melted    the  late spring grey-stone   pipe   until    the  brass-  thai   had    lain    buried for . thirty  snow, and the grass came up green,  ringed    bowl-mouth    became  hot.  years in the   man;   eo there were  and the grouse mated.     Then   the  At the end of three pipes buc rose,  trips   up   the   parse*,    and   more   summer came and sat in the lap of  took a raw-hide medicine-bag from  warmth to be put   into   the   siaie-  prairie wherein the cattleman   had  the  folds of  a blanket,  sat   down  cold fekies with which Helen topped  rested. again, and crooned softly   to it;   a  tho jaggod mounds she   limned   as      The one thing   that  had   never atrange   guttural  u Hi-yi-yi,  ooh-  mountains. gone out of  the life  of   Kootenay h-h, hub-hub !"   From a red hand-  The man knew the utter failure Royd was that he was, firstof all, kerchief she unrolled two crude,  of her much-awry landscapes��� a gentleman. He could no more doll-like figures cut from birch-  knew it as a charm: that was as a efface that completely than he bark, representing a man and a  woman should be���just art enough could shed the Btraight, sharp nose woman : it was Kootenay and her-  sttL   to   remain a   woman  to   he  planted firmly   between hiB   bluo-  self.  loved.     It  was  better  even   than grey eyes. She pressed the  man   figure to  tho squaw who could swing an axe This was what made the whole her coarse, full lips���heavily,  like a lumberman. She could do complic.ition possible���made it im- clumsily, then rolled them, face to  tilings ��� material things ��� the possible of-comedy and full of face, in many folds of red cloth,  *quaw wife, and was useful; there-   plaintive tragedy. slipped them in the medicine  bag,  lore he hated her. He and   Helen   were much   to-  and hung it on a forked willow be-  And all the time the Cree woman, gether, for he was a man of leisure  hind the tepee.  < <��� arse in her huge masularitv, saw  ���a Bedouin of the Western plains.       Every   day,   and   far  into   tbe  tli^ethinga, and the little, gnarled,  And the  one  that  was blind, the night, Nichemous   made  medicine  blood-Htroaked eyes groped  man,   built   a fine castle of   extra-  with her charm-bag to bring   back  j furiivofy for   premonition   ot  what ordinary   architectural    design���a   the white man who had  been good  ] ��t would all   load   to.     Perhaps   it  veritable bouse of glass that was to  to her.  would    moan   the   sending  of her  shatter  to  diamond   dust   a  little      It was tbe medicine tbat changed  !��ack to tho tribe, whore there   was   later. all his plans , that caused him to      '"    ; " '   ' : ,rr.,.,....,r..p~vw . .   ;, .   -..^ .;,...,'.;;/.,'; ,/'.ZA'-.Z ''AyZ: '(A'::y}'::A-''-:Z/zl _ __  A*  -xyAAi  ���..ii'"  11,:  :���:.-0.o :%���  oy It.  .......It. ������ *a �����. jj�� Jut**1 >�������>����� ��r-  10  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  :W^- - -  73-  1   l7^~"H  . II It >  j^llr**--^  break a lance with Fate moons before he had meant; that made him  ride out to the home of Helen to  his undoing.  Nichemous had claimed his  pinto riding-hors^ as one of the  twenty. At the time Kootenay  had not understood why she was  so insistent upon that point, for  he could not hear her whispering  to herself, " I will keep the pinto  for when the paleface comes back."  So he cirched up a chestnut  broncho, with a great gaping  hollow on its inner thigh, where a  wolf had sought to hamstring it as  a two-year-old.  As Kootenay loped out of the  Pass the medicine that was to the  south in the lodges of the blood  drew him to the wrong trail. For  an hour he galloped, conscious of  nothing but that the air held perfume of lilacs and the mui-dc of  young laughter, and the presence  of love.  That night he talked to Helen of  things that were as startling as  though Chief Mountain had slid  but fifty miles into the plain in a  single day.  Of cour?e it only meant much  misery to the girl, for she had  never thohght of it in that way. It  was the rose-salve that had blinded  Kootenay���ihat was all.  Even   from   Kootenay   the spell  ORTGAGESAL  fftlt a wav and  h�� trvn ����wr hitftacdf s&a !     UndUi.ru ml by virtue of Uu< iM*w��r.r* ct'mlahiixt j  ien away anu ne ioo saw mmseti as * ln u w.rtaln mr��rtKnW!% which win im pr<*iiira<t |  Coming    of jut Outtime of  w��it\ iliertt  will Im* oifcrwl   for  j huU? hy Public Atu-tion.  hy Onflow   N��>t��r tint;,  I E*m,, auctioneer, at   hiw  olflo���� on   KmittMrny  Htri.tirt, lH'lw.H.*n hake.? and Victoria <��irv4d*, at  N<<Im>i>. U. C , on Thursday,  lhe   Mh  day of  hour ����f ��'Urv.,'n o'clock In llur  iwhv^ property :  Alt  and tdnuular  tiu*u->  certain  purrHi* or  tracts of land idtualr. lyltijn and  twill}? in tht  was Nichemous.  The effacing of the other time had  been thirty years; surely now he  would wait thirty days and drink  of the wormwood tonic which was  hopeless resignation.  Sometimes  he  laughed    bitterly  at the utter foolishness of the thing  that had come to him.      Living at!  the foot of   Chief   Mountain,   and;  seeing  only   blinking elk-eyes,  or  the  pig-eyes   of   a    grizzly,    had ]  strangely tortured his kf ow ledge ofthe eternal fitness  of   things;   bml|  Helen's quiet, kind, plaintive words !  hadshowa   him   how   particularly j| ��"*\lk^ Ml"h^^Jax*������^% u  Mwlm and Java lUcm!. $ pmuidM*.''.'.".! I ot  been since her advent.    When he had pe cilled out thirty  days of silting in sackcloth, be studied the chestnut and rode like a  drunken man to the lodge where  the heavy-faced squaw crooned to  the medicine spirit.  Neither this time did the red and  yellow   eyes  show    any    surprise.  She knew ; it was as the demon had j  said it would he.  Of the horses there were ten left  and in three day* they were eating  grass in the shadow uf Chief Mountain, and Kootenay was once mor��  just a squaw man, deep in the terrible pathos of what .-might havw  been, W. A. Fraskr.  ia^t-v.-:  he had been   before the  Helen.  The goblin   in the   medicine-bag  laughed as the   white man rode the I j"���* ,!fV,alrhn,1'  c? torvnoon  tot* roiio  wolf-maimed   chestnut    dejectedly8    ah and MmmU  b^    . ~  l:���   1 i     ^i- v   l     ���.    .      ' tracts ��>f land idltiai*'. lyttitf ami  iwrlim *** I Ink I  ack to his log shack.     N tchemoun   oty of s*\��<m. it. <;.. and U nt�� ����m|H*m<4 or j  h*����rd  tht> laiicrb _4i_d r*rrkn>n��.d   ac\fa I1? i !>>t.H 1 iind '2. In llhx.k  :il,  Mtil>diYt$dot��  ul  Lot i  nearu me laugn ana crooneo eoiuy i VM ,ir,>n|l,t Wwil Kwivimy inmnci ��i ant !  T rutin vital Mineral Claim, Mluali'ln thrNtd-  ��on Mining Olvlwlon of Wt**t Koolriiuy |.��ih-  trh-t.  Wlnir loaiU-d : On Toad Mountain, nhotit  half it uiIIm vvc*t af th����Hllvrr King Ml up.  Take   notlr**   that    I.   John    MclaOclOr.  of  UVI ���� V. I ���   VJ       '���   I IUII        -W|| |^|    (��ll��l      ^K  IV      ��**��^<     i.n   \/villlil .r,.m.   __,!__������       Ji*i_��uii On   tin*  |irt��tH*rty   in  a   flv^-rootii  dwclllntf-  orses to the friend* that had   been , |IOUJM, wmlM,thir Fiiiprov��ii.<_ut��.  friends to her brother '    ^"or l**r,u* uu<i conditioim *>r wui**, appty t<>  4 tin* u��oth'nnM.*r.  When thirty year* of life come ixmuniom uuiliunh * u��am aviation,  back to a man in onedty it is apt to i i>au*i��tn! May, vxsi.  stoop the shoulders a little, and for  the full turn of a moon Kootenav  sat by the emerald-green lake like  one who has been carressed by a  blizzard.      He swept   up the  liny   ..    ,t|i     ,vl , , t     ..  - *    i ���        . r    i ��        th���� City of NclHon, artmu wk iiK<*tit  lor  Vvrvy  fragments Of    hlH   shattered     Cattle, * thapinan.     I*r*r��?    Mliutr h     (VrlUloalr     No.  and threw them out against the  wind���the mountain wind tbatchid-  ed back, and carried the tale to the  d��mon in the medicine bag on the  Blood Reserve.  Nichemous waited, for she cam��  of a patient race, and took the little  mannikin from the raw-hide, ochre*  marked bag, and ctirressed it until  her bead eyes became blurred with  mists of joy.  Every night the medicine-bag  demon called to tbe   lone   paleface,   ru> or'n.-uh, m-thiu'iiH aj:��-m e.�� a  uml  ^rn$/��h<nl    ����� k     Kiu    v.mur.L.,,'     ,irill mill,    Vx\>i:    Mlitd'h   t.Vrtllh-ulo   X<>.   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