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The Economist Mar 19, 1904

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 VOLUME  VII.  N  ews of the   lViines  BOUNDARY MINING NOTES.  Grand KorlcsSun.  The Dykehcad mine, located at  Fife, and owned by Messrs. Kelly and  Foray th, is showing up well. Work  on this property has been carried on all  ���winter by the owners, and samples  taken from the foot of the shaft, which  fs now down a depth of (JO feet, shows  a large percentage of copper, and the  quality of the ore is improving with  depth. . Development work will be  continued (luring the summer.  Flattering reports still continue to  come from the Minnie mine, in Ktini-  mit camp, which is owned hy Dr. Ave-  rill, of this city. A crosscut of a three-  foot ledge of fine looking ore has recently been made.  The Senator claim, in Summit  camp, still keeps on improving with  depth, and the weekly shipments continue in the neighborhood of 180 tons.  Tills claim is under bond to tlie Granby  smelter company.  Work is progressing as usual at the  Elkborn, in Greenwood camp, and  indications areas promising as ever.  About 17 men are employed at this  . mine, and another carload of fine ore  was sent to the Trail smelter lasL Friday.  One car of ore was shipped lust week,  and Iwo the previous week, from the  Providence mine to the Trail smelter.  The car sent out last week contained  80 tons. Heretofore the ore had been  sorted, part going out for treatment  and part being treated at the local  smelter. No sorting is done now, all  the ore going to .Trail.  Between 38 and 40 men are now I  constantly employed at the Providence  mine, in Greenwood camp. Work of  sinking has been prosecuted all winter  nt this mine, but that has now bren  stopped and drifting commenced.  SLOCAN MINING NOTES.  Slocan .Drill.  Nothing is being done at the Knler-  -ftrisc. -^^_^=^_-===________.=___==^=____=^_.  The boys are starting in to do their  assess m en t.  The Emily Klilh, Four Mile, is to  be worked under lease.  A cotrple of, important leases are lie-  Jirg nrmngctT in tlie camp.  It irf expected operations will shortly  be resumed at the Ilostin.  Work on the upper drifts of the  Itunibler is to be suspended.  II. I.  Kirk wood starlet! work <��n the  o  Triune group, .Springer creek, on Monday.  The Slocan Star is adding a magnetic zinc separator to its null equipment.  The entire Slonan has shipped 3200  tons of ore so far this year, valued at  $250,000.  The lessees of the Port Hope are  expecting to strike the ledge daily in  the crosscut.  Geo. Nichol has been working on his  claim, in the vicinity of the old  Springer bridge.  Two hundred and fifty tons of zinc  ore is-being shipped from the Ivanhoe  each month to Kansas.  Colorado buyers are after Slocan  zinc pigment ores, and aro willing to  absorb 500 tons monthly.  Money has arrived to pay off part of  the Howard fraction bills and the balance will be here inside 80 days.  Sandon mines last week shipped 105  tons of galena aud GO tons of zinc,  making a total of 2469 tons to date.  A big gang of men passed through  here Monday from Rossland, all going  to the Ivanhcc, near Sandon, to work.  The Ottawa sent out their second  c.u* for the month on Wednesday, and  ore is being brought down for the third  one.  The Alberta, Lemon creek, will soon  be able to move its ore. The operation  of the Chapleau will benefit it and adjacent properties.  M. ��.. Logan, Nelson, litis taken a  00 day option on the Sweet Grass  group, of claims, on Goal mountain,  New Denver, and a dc/en men wil'  be i ut to work.  Indiana investors iu the Camborne  camp are arrniL-ing for an excursion  from that Slate nt'xt summer to the  scene of their investments. There will  be a big er.A'ul.  Kaslo   Kootviiaimi.  The Black Warrior will be worked  this season.  The Arlington, al Slocan, will eiect  a mill Llii.s sum in if.  The Silver Cup and Nellie 'I,, mines  "wi I TTesuItio-opel*a IloiT^ill-FiUour"i"\vff  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 19C4.  EVENTS AND GOSSIP  The banquet given under the auspices of the  recently-organized St. Patrick's Society, last Thursday evening, atthe Queen's Hotel, was a gratifying  success. About seventy-five sat down to the table  aud all enjoyed themselves. The room had been  tastefully decorated foi the occasion, green, of course,  being the ���.revarlfng color. The dinner itself was  one that brought forth unstinted praise from those  present, and reflected the highest credit on the hostess, Mrs. Clark. The president of the society, Mi*.  T. J. Scanlan, occupied the cbair, while Dr. Arthur  filled the vice-chair. A report ofthe speeches would  take up too much space, but suffice it to say there  was no room to doubt the oft-repeated assertion that  Ireland is the cradle of orators. The songs of Mr.  A. Sullivan, Mr. J. Meagher, Mr. T. J. Scanlan and others were heartily enjoyed. Altogether, the evening was one thr.t will long be remembered in Nelson.  will be seen, the lestilt somewhat surprised Mr. Gibson. The genealogist not only discovered that Mr.  Gibson was closely connected with several old Irish  families, but tbat one ancestor was in straight line the  descendant of an Irish king, and that Phaidraig  O'Gibson McManus, of Ballyskullguttery castle, belonged to the same family. This was of course a  mutter of fifteen hundred years or so ago, but not so  long ago but that John Gibson can justly regard himself Irish ���that is, Scotch-Irish. So he attended the  banquet. In future, as a sort of a compromise, on  all stale occasions the Nelson postmaster will wear  kilts manufactured from Irish cordruroy with greeu  facings on his coat, and possibly an Irish linen shirt.  rovincial  --���7piA,  _- ". f*'_iS<i_3c_i__  **s*rtWI  'IBP^I  '���wviTjS'l  MB  f-.__. *���  m  It has been the proud boast of Catndians tbat their  country has been free from lynchings, like the outrages which have disgraced the great republic to the  south of us. This is certainly a pardonable boast,  and no one should begrudge us the honor of making  it, for lynchings have been the national disgrace "of  the United States. How long Canadians will be able  to make good this boast, however, depends greatly  upon the provocation our countrymen may be called  upon to endure. It would not be safe to contend  that if "Prof." Hepburn insists upon harassing the  public with any more of his amateur dramatic performances that there may not be some demand for the;-  enforcement of the sentence of Judge Lynch, and who  dare say unjustifiably? The production of "Shauii  Aroon," a nondescript play which has neither Xein-  ster, Milnster, Ulster nor Connaught dialect, by the  " professor " and several amateurs on St. Patrick's  evening was without a doubt the most execrable performance yet given by au amateur company in Nelson, not even excepting those wretched productions  ot that sublime queen ofthe drama, Mrs. Davis, a few  months back. There may be some excuse for the  amateurs who took part in "Prof.'-' Hepburn's performance, but there ar_ no extenuating circumstances  in connection with the prime instigator's deadly assault on the expressive brogue of poor, unfortunate  old Ireland.    Indeed, any one of the amateurs could  mouths.  A meeting of the Silver-Lead Mines  association lias been called to meet at  Sandon on March 2;>rd.  The Qiicbcc-Doiniuiun Mining company have put a force of men at work  on their property, the (Jueen Bess.  The Mario-Manila ��� ompany intend  resuming work on the Pedro and Minnie F. claims in the L'trdcuu tis soon as  supplies can be got in.  oundary  hipments  The following (able gives the ore shipments  of B.uimlury  mines for  IS02  1S04, and for last week :  Granby Minos, Phoenix  Snowshoe, Phoenix  .Brooklyn, Phoenix  Mother -Loric, Deadwooi  8*��unsot, Deadwood  Morrison, Deadwood  Ji. C. Mine, .Summit .  It. Bell, Summit  Km ma, Summit .  Senator. Summit Camp  Oro Denoro .  Winnipeg, Wellington  Golden Crown, '\Wlling-  Athelstan, Wellington  King Solomon, W.  Cup  No. 7 Mine,   Central  City of Paris, Central .  Jewel, Long Lake   .  Carmi, West Fork  Providence, Providence  lClkhorn, Greenwood .  K. P. U. and Goldfinch  ltuby, Boundary' Falls  Miscellaneous  .  mo;  SflM.TIH  74,*ilii  11)04   P.  ii:;,.r,(-o  .st Wrt-I*  JU.iWI  im; ),4��2  ;;4.2.i2  4,000  :t :w.)  2-2 !.;'7  '.'ill::  ]o,.">.'!7  ;-,.1f.-,  1 7-".(i  8,0.10  40  120  7.S0  have given the "* professor " points on acting. Joe  Currati, for instance, knew considerably more about  the treatment his part demanded than did " Prof. "  Hepburn, and the same may be honestly said of all the  others, including the ladies, who took part. Indeed,  all the amateurs were really up to the standard of  new beginners, the weak point being the man who  was supposed to instruct Ihem iu their parts. However, the specialties between lhe acts were decidedly  meritorious ar.d relieved the dull monotony of the  play. Miss Lilly Reilly and Miss Hartmanii sang  very well. The Iiish reel was gracefully danced,  and the tableau, "Nearer My God to Thee," in  which Ella .Madden, Maud O'Loughlin, Gladys Salter, Lola Bennett, Dorothy Wulnisley, Mamie Fleming, Johanna Hartmanii, Ella Macdonald and Eva  Marquis, took part, was indeed beautiful. 'Prof."  Hepburn threatens this community with another  visitation in ibe shape of a temperance drama. We  sincerely hope be will change his mind. It might  i drive us all to drink.  One of Sh'eridan's tales was of an Irishman who  met a Briton, of the true John Bull patern, standing  standing with folded arms in a contemplative mood,  apparently meditating on the greatness of his little  island.  "Allow me lo differ with ye!" exclaimed the  Celts  "But   I have said nothing sir," replied John Bull.  " And a man may think a lie as well as publish it,"  persisted the pugnacious Hiberian.  " Perhaps you are looking for a fight?" queried  the Briton.  '' Allow me to compliment ye on the quickness of  yer perception," said Patrick, throwing down his  coat and then they pitched in.  -'At Vancouver last Wednesday L. P. Duff was  .sworn iu as a puisne judge of lhe Supreme Court, his  commission 'having duly arrived from Ottawa. In  referring'to "Mr. Duff's elevation to the bench, the  Toronto Globe in a recent issue said,: "Mr. Duff,  as tbe son of the Rev. Charles Duff, of Parkdale, is  well known'to many people in this city, as is also  Chief Justice Hunter. B th are distinguished graduates of the University of Toronto, which will be honored by the high standing ol" her alumni."  The School Board met last evening..    I'he btmluesss men of Kaslo ate ex-    J pecting a busy summer. "      r  Price Kllison will sub-divide his large  estate near Vernon. There J)ave   bcen   ft  A Methodist church is about to be  built at Phoenix.  A fine ore cabinet has been placed in  the lobby of the Strathcona.  Sheiifl' Tuck  returned last evening  from an official visit to Poplar.  :-<*^l  y.Z <s&  *'-*-*f.if��B  r . tY*f$A  .-���;\T;t%  ��� r ,      -.HiHA^l  few  cases of f ���-'^S^.I  mumps leported in the city this week/^-.'fF^i  ,    ,,i  fTij*ij?2*_jfii&'_  r$-'  '&M  Archdeacon Beer, of Kaslo, passed- %/l^M  through Nelson Tuesday en route to"\ff^|  Rossland tmd the Boundary.        * ���   'A^lf I  ���       'Aa-ji  This evening at   the Success Clab^gW   .,      .... .. *- "v t,**MKS  The Okanagan Lumber Co,r En-  derby, expect to have their newniill in  running order by April 1st.  Cliief Justice Hunter introduced an innovation in  Court usage r.t Vancouver this week. Before Court  opened he sent in word by Registrar Beck that counsel need not wear.the regulation wig unless they particularly wished to do-so. The result was that conn-  -seUappeared-vviihout-w-igs^--t-lie^oiily^ones-^to"-i=ret��iir  their covering being Deputy Attorney-General Maclean and Mr.oOsborne Plunkett, representing the  Crown. In the afternoon it was noticed that they  too had doffed their time-honored peruques and for  the first time an Assize Court in British Columbia sat  without wigs.  ton  per  o.lM'J  2, OilS  !)10 ISO  107 ii-3  Total, tons.  GS4,42-J       1G7,o50       lo.SOO  (      No one enjoys a banquet  more than   John   Ayton  ' Gibson, the Nelson postmaster and Gaelic instructor  for St. Andrew's Society,   so   when it was  first  an-  | nouueed that the Irishmen of Nelson  would observe  .St Patrick's Day wiih becoming festivities, it  occurred to Mr. Gibson thai he would like to  be   present.  But he knew that he couldn't go as an   Irishman, so  j he set about trying to discover if he had  not some  j Irish ancestors.     With th's end in view he communicated with Bill   Galliher,  instructing   the   latter to  search the records at Ottawa   and  see if the Gibsons  had not a strain of Irish blood  somewhere,   aud, as  The Kootenay Tourist Association has been reorganized for the year 1904 with the following officers .: . President, John A. Turner ; vice-president,  T. G. Procter ; treasurer, J. M. Lay. No better men  could have been elected to office, and their selection  means that the work ofthe association will be carried  on with energy. The city council has been asked to  assist in the work ofthe association and sliould comply with the request. The association will at once  commence an active campaign to attract tourists to  the Kootenays, where, as an exchange puts it, "the  fishing, hunting and mountain-climbing cannot be  surpassed."  The Herald claims that Cranbrook  is the best behaved town for its size in  British Columbia.  The annual general meeting of the '4 '^vfei  Nelson Boat Club will be held atthe5,J^S|  Board of Trade rooms next Monday-A-f'^J^S  evening.  Hawthorne Brothers have completed  work on their store and on Tuesday  last shipped out a large stock of goods  from this city.  The executive of the Kootenay Lake  General Hospital met Thursday last  for the purpose of letting contracts for  supplies the coming year.  News has been received at Victoria  of the death of Robert James Dundas *  in England.   Deceased was stationed  at Victoria in 18-59. - .  irw-W-j-L  .        ,.--\>_-*jf yl  i ?* ��� .-r-. "��rr*^l  '       '���ytfJtl  ��� * v -*-;-^f  r -ir* M  ** *3T--  *   *��+?*  i, "*���..,._  -^1  711,r,f��.  The Court of Revision and Appeal-, ?01|j  a djoumed till next Monday. W. A,VL ~A~ &M\  Jowett, Judge of the Court, aud-A^t^A^SJ  sessor Renwick visited Ymir Thursday'^-'^^1  and disposed of the appeals  in  tho^'^V^SSf  . .* r jh- f^i o'-s-jisfei  town. '   - vv.*-i'"ii��y  '���     *t. --��3s9i?l  A  necdotal  �����    /-, _.k4|  ,,    >;���* ' ,-371  -. y -3POT  *�� f ���3*.V-r5K.aT^*>l  Hon. Dr. T. R. Mclnnes died at Vancouver last  Wednesday. Death was the result of heart weakness.  Tlie firemen have at   last  donned   their  new uniforms andean no longer be classed as "farmers."  A great many companies are   asking  for  dates  at  the Opera House.  R. S. Lennie, barrister, will go down to   the  coast  next week and may be away, two or thTee weeks.  Philip II. sent a young nobleman to  Rome to congratulate Sixtus "V. on his  ���xaltatlon. Sixtus was dissatisfied at  eo young- an ambassador being sent;  and, with his usual frankness, said,  "Does your master want men, that he  sends to rne a beard leas ambassador?"  "Had my sovereign thought," replied  the haughty Spaniard, "that merit consisted In a beard, he would have sent  you a goat."  Charles Kean and James "Wallack  were once 'playing in th'e private  theater at Windsor Castle, and the  actors were somewhat chilled by the  lack of hearty .applause to which they  were accustomed In public. At ths  end of one act there was a slight suggestion of hand-clapping and exceedingly gentle foot-tapping. Wallack,  pricking up his ears, enquired, "What  ls that?" "That, my dear Wallack,"  Kean replied, "ls applause." "Bless  me!" exclaimed Wallack. "I thought  *~ 11'- wa s���so rii e b 6d y "sh e 111 ng" petiS1.''���"-=ii���-  Blshop Potter Is accused of having  given currency to the following anecdote: A Clilcagoan had been taken  around Boston all day to observe her  bulwarks, but had failed to exhibit any  of those symptoms of paralysis which  are acceptable to the Bostonlan mind.  "Now confess," said the Bostonlan  host, after the burden and heat of tho  day, "Isn't Boston -a unique town?"  "Unique?" mused the Westerner; "1  believe that word Is derived from two  Latin words, tinus, one, and equus,  horse. I think Boston is a unique  town."  Walter Dean, sr., one*1' hired an artist to paint his portrait, vvith the stipulation that the picture would not be  accepted and paid for unless it looked j  like himself. When tho portrait wa.,  completed lt vvas sent to Mr. Dean,  who did not recognize himself, and  absolutely refused to pay the painter.  The painter sued, and Joe Strong, the  artist, was called In to give an expert  opinion. "Vou see the portrait of Mr.  Dean?" the lawyer asked. "No," said  Mr. Strong, "I do not." "There it is."  said the lawyer, pointing to the big  canvas. "I don't call that a portrait; I  call that a map of Mr. Dean," said Mr.  Strong.  "Down in South Carolina," says Congressman Talbert, "I once attended a  colored church. The pre-acher, one or  those negroes with an oily face and  big spectacles, was talking about tha  prophets. He had taken an hour to  discourse upon the major prophets, an-1  then he took up the minor ones. In  course of time he reached Hosea. 'My  breddren,' he exclaimed, 'we come now  to I^osea. T>et us consider him. Whetv  shall we put Hosea?' At that moment  an eld n'*'*T". w'-o l.ad been peacefully  slumbering ;.. u.ie of the back pewa.  woke up and looked, at the p:istor.  'Hosea can take my seat,' he said. 'I'm  so  tired that I em going home.' "  The "Evening Post" of New York  narrates that on Washington's bli th-  day a well-known New York caterer  became the possessor of a pair of English soles and English pheasants, and  Invited a couple of friends to dine off  them at the dog show. It was a great  success, but one of the guests, remembering the day, said it was far from  patriotic. "Why," he added, "here It  ij Washington's birthday ar.d we are  dining on '.English' sole, pheasant and  currant Jelly, eating French bread and,  drinking French . wine. Let's have"  something American. Why don'.t you  serve sonie oleomargarine?" "Don't  worry," was the reply, "you've got it."  "Good Words" prints a little story of  the early schooldays of Lord Salisbury, -  when he was Lord Robert Cecil, which  shows how soon In his life his conspicuous disregard for dress began.  When he was about seven years old he  came Into the nursery one afternoon  on his return from school, which tva>  held at the old rectory outside Hat-  Meld, and dumped his books Into a  corner. "Oh, Betty," he said to his old  nurse, "I wish I vvas a cat!" "La,  Lord Robert," Betty replied, "how can  you wish yourself a beast?" "Oh," he  replied, with a sigh, "when I think of  how many times I must dress and undress before I die I wish my clothes  grew on my back." ,'  =So me^y ear"s���agr 6~^a "Ph 11 ad el p nl HT  preacher Inaugurated In his Sunday-  school the, practice ol having the children quote some Scriptural text as  they dropped' their pennies into tho  contribution box. On the first Sunday  In question, a little shaver walked up  and said: "The Lord loveth a cheeiful  giver," and in dropped his penny.  "Charity shall cover a multitude of  sins," and In" dropped the next. -'It  is more blessed0to give than to receive," quoted the third, and so on.  Just then, up walked a little fellow  with the unmistakable remnants of  molasses candy on his chubby fa'ce,  and, as he dropped his cent, he bawled  out:  "A fool and his money are soon  i nnrted."  ���:1c..  ���y Z~yJ��_  __   C *-M?^|  ��� -i >feis  "v. /   l*.J,5^  -'-.-��73.1  'a I^V'I I  t/ f I  w-P_f  ..'rA^Ol  A<?1/r  The venerable Mr.  believed un  qualifiedly in Boston, as not the hub  only, but the forward wheels also, of  the universe. The excellent old gentleman, having confessed to L. G. that ha  had never found time, during his busy  life, to read Shakespeuie, -was advised  to do so during the winter then approaching. In the spring G. colled'^on  the estimable citizen, and casually  asked If he had read any of the plays  during the season just passed. "YGs,"  he replied, "he had read them all." "Do  you like them?" ventured G., feeling nis  way cautiously to an opinion. "Like  them!" replied the old man, with effusive ardor; "that Is not the word,  sir! They are glorious, sir; far beyond  my expectation, sir! There are not  twenty men in Boston, sir, who coulJ  have written those plays!"  Lord John (Russell) with a cut lous  artlessness of disposition which made  (t impossible for him to feign a cordiality he did not feel, united an astonishing want of tact. Once, at a conceit  at Buckingham Palace, he was seen to  get up suddenly, turn his back on thf>  Duchess of Sutherland, by whom he  hac\ been sitting, walk to the remotest  part of the room, and sit down by the  Duchess of Inverness. When questioned  afterwards as to the cause of his unceremonious movo, which had the look  of a quarrel, he said: "I could not have  sat any longer by that great Are; I  should have fainted." "Oh, that wa; u  very good reason for moving; but I hope  you told the Duchess of Sutherland  why you left her." "Well���no. I don't  think I did that. But I told the Duchess of Inverness why I came and'sat  by her." THE NELSON  ECONOMIST  The Economist  Published every Saturday afternoon at  Vernojt Street, Nelsoin', B. C.  $1.66 Per Year in Advance  Advertising rales made known on application-  All changes In   adve.-tlsb.-ients to  insure  insertion should reach this ollice not later  than Thursday at 12 o'clock.  When change of nddrcss Is required, if is  desirable that both the old nddrcss and tlio  net? be gltcn.  Address all communications, " Publiislier or  I'm* NEiaoif Kconosiiht. Nelson. B. C."  EDITORIAL  COMMENT.  t-or a first celehration, the Irishmen  accomplished wonders. The banquet  ���was a success in every respect.  Vancouver is earning the reputation  ol being "the wickedest city in Canada." Girls of fifteen frequent saloons  and otherwise try to emulate the female sinners of the Bowery.  The proposal to establish a university in British Columbia is tnlting definite shape, 'the Provincial Government seems disposed to consider favorably the grant of land asked for by the  ���promoters.  Reports from the various mining  c.inips this week are of the most encouraging character. Notably ia this  the case in regard to what is being  done in the Lardeau district. There is  certain to be a great rush in there the  coming summer.  Notwithstanding the fact that the  elections are perhaps a year distant,  local politicians are showing somo  signs of activity.   However,  there is  a .       . '  not as much " doing " as some of the  " practical politicians" would like to  see, particularly in the newspaper  line.  Sere is something thiit for confusing  features beats a newspaper prize puzzle  all to pieces. Sir Oliver Lodge, who  has -written a good deal on radium;says  that three hundred million atoms lined  tip in a row would not extend <n*er an  Inch���and they would have : to be  mighty big atoms to cover even that  much ground. Then he goes on to  tell you that one single atom is as bit-  as one hundred thousand of the hew  "electrons," new. because only recently discovered. Then, to make the  -subject^or-still^grealeriuto��*strhe tells  you that these electrons are constantly flying off from atoms of radium  at a velocity of one hundred thousand  miles per second.  We Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads.  Statements,  Note Heaas,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  The  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,  NELSON,  B.  C  *s  I  J. E. ANN ABLE  GENERAL BROKER  One seven-rooined house and  one three-room house  for rent.  Ladies',   Misses',   Children's  and   Infants'  Shoes.  Men's and Boys' Shoes, Rubbers,   Cardo-  gans, Overshoes and Creepers.  Warm Felt Slippers.  ��  Three dwelling houses for sale on easy terms.  One Lot on Stanley street- opposite Royal  Hotel for sale at a bargain.  h. mgcausland, sho  Boots and Shoes made to order. Invisible Patching  a Specialty. Only Union Men Employed. My stock  of fine ready-made work lowest priced in the city.  NEELANDS' OLD STAND, BAKER S  During the past year fourteen  vessels, excluding torpedo craft, were  added to the British navy, representing a tonnage of 140,3-10 and un indicated horse power of 262,80!). The list  - Includes five battleships, all..of' the  " Duncan" class. These vessels aro of  14,000 tons, and are the fastest in the  Dritish navy,'their speed being 19  .knots.- Seven'iiew,. armored cruisers  have been commissioned, with the  result that the cruiser squadron has  been strengthened, 'mid is now not  only the most powerful.but tlie fastest  ileet in the world, all the ships having  a full-power speed of--23 knots. The  ships commissioned this year include  the " Drake" and the " Leviathan," of  14,100 tons, with engines or 30,000 indicated horse power. The live other  cruisers commissioned arc the "Kent,'/"  "Bedford," "Monmouth," "Donegal,"'  and Berwick," all, with the fust exception, built on the Clyde. These  vessels are,of 0,800 tons and 22,000 indicated horse power. The remaining  two ships commissioned during the  year were the sloops "ilcrliu" and  " Odin." The armament of the ships  may be regarded,,as indicating the  power of attack, and thus it is interesting to note that this year's newly-  commissioned ships had in all twenty  33-iii.eh guns, four 9.2-iucli  weapons,  "Xress  omment  Katnloop3 Standard.- ������  The present session of the Dominion  Parliament is already, known as the  J\Baibyay_3e3sjon.l'_^l^_aUAJ_|!Jy-.tke.  parliamentary way of putting it. In  plain words it is the " Campaign Fund  Session."  Toronto Star. ' :,..  The sympathy of British newspapers  goes out to Vancouver, B.C., crawling,  terror-stricken, into its bomb-proof  dug-outs every night, because war. is  only six thousand,miles away and this  country lias no navy.  That'is oar opkii >:i n!i>.     AVitiiv.it  ���        ^ .-     -' ���  hesitation w*e nv.iy also express our  conviction that Port' 'A.rthur -Ay-ill l.e  JigtuiL-JJ2mbaji!,PiV^  WHOLESALE AMD RETAIL  lead Office Nelson, B. C.  Branch   Markets   in .Rossland,   Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon, Three  '  ;Forks, Ne\y Denver, and Slocan City.  Orders by Mail to any branch will have  prompt   ar.d  careful alien  ���Oil.  rEST AOOTEKAY &UTCHERLfl  unless Russia's new admiral -puts  terror into the heart of his enemy d*^.  sallying ' forth with" liis (lcct.and ,pc rf  forming deeds of.reckles-* valor..  - Ilumilton Hpeetntor.  A large body of Mormons came to  Canada many years ago, and settled  in a nice little bunch in the west,  where, according to some clergy men,  they practice polygamy, and according  to some politicians they don't. But  it is evident that they haven't wiped  polygamy out of their doctrine book  yet.  I'lioenlx I'ionccr.  Contrary so  the statements by the  opposition press, Premier McBride expects to call a session  of the Ic,��i.-:l.i-.  live assembly for Juno or July ,'and the  particular business In hand is to can  sider assistance to now railways.    The  government, very properly did not pi*Or  pose to do  this business in a  haphazard manner, and   will  take sufficient  time  to consider   the subject on  its  merits.  Toronto'TcltKWiin ������ ; ;,;���  Tho value of electricity for thawing  out water pipes was demonstrated yesterday   whon   a   six-inch   main   was  thawed out on'Kd'win 'avenue for the  distance of 20D feet.    The; electricity  was applied to the hydrants and the  work lasted  two hours.     The cost of  the work was a little excessive, $\W,  owing to the fact that wireshad   to be'  strung  for about a mile to got tho current,   but  undor  tho   old system   Lho  strectawould   have had  to bu opened  and the  cost would have been liiu'cli  greater.      Twenty-one   services  were  thawed out yesterday.  Wholesale.'ind Retail  Djulerain  196 O-inch quick-firers, and 239 smaller Japan is yet in its initial stagi h.  Victoria Times.  The  military o-spert of the London  Times has arrived at a sago conclusion.  He says the war between  Hiusia and  We  Victoria Colonist.' ���  Lord Esher,'who sccms-'to: wield .supreme power, i.s making a clean sweep  at the War Oiliee. He hay not contented himself with displacing the  members of the Army Council ; lie bus  attacked the stalls aiid is' brii��git,g in  new men as senior assistants to .backup the new men. Tho disappearance  of the fourth  army corps has been dc-  Camps supplied.on sliorte<,i  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention, ''     '.    ���   ' '���  Nothing but fresh ajid  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  ��. C. TRAVES. Manager  WAbDS BROS.   :  OGRffPHER  ��� ������    ���' '���'���<���      ���.������.���.-! ;i 'en. -:.    .-  Vancouver and Nclson'-  BAKER STREET. NEtSON,  B  Direct line,    Lowest Rate  r  WALLPAPERS,  PAINTERS AND DECORATORS,  SIGN WRITING,  PICTURE FRAMING.  ROOM MOULDING.  Y  *  *r  ���I  I  ���I  O  Kwil-  WI mil pes  'l'fll'llillO  Ottawa  Mon lien I  New York  West  V'lueouyr  A'ieiorla  Scut I la  I'orllimd  Knn Kninulseo  VlnHoO'Pacific UoutcSt. Paul, Cliicnjronnd  St..l.ouLs.  S.S,  Service from Vancouver  ���SDUIlCAliiski  Irului.  Japan. Ciiinn,  JJinvnii, Aus.-  Certificate of improvements. i  Vultnn KriKtioiml,.) Mineral Clniru, sHnnlc  in tlio Nelson Aliiii'iig division of West K'ootc-  nay District.....     ..['   ......  Where loci'iicd : Oil 'liciir- Greek, 3 miles'  frinii,\ ipir.' ���  'i'siltc notice I hiii 1. .lolin-MeT.iUchio, of: ilio I  I'lt.v ol' Xclson, :icl inu "-sis siKciii'for'I'ntrlck-'l  Throinrh ?)or.ki;i?.'; to Kuglimd anil the Continent via till .S. y. lines'.  ���J'"(>r liino laities, rntos' anil  pLy to loi -ul agenls, or write,  j..s.'carter,  ,     Dist.I'a.s.s. Agl..  Nolson.,  weapons.  ���will be perfectly open, with our readers. I tbat arc ungrateful.  filled unoil Indeed -ill Ilie >V>-mv pnrrw ' r,1>lr. I'rec Minor's ;.������:.'<.��� rlific'iti; ..No. Ji .=>8,.5fi3,  CHieu upon.   Jiiuttu .li-lllt A? I?>*> CO,l p.S    willlnm  M.lMYi-yiFrw:  Minor's GVrtillfcalc  pxcent tho first -iro doomeil      Tho Hto-'���'Vl)- 5?./'"'-- -V T- Hn^hes, Kive. M.'ncr'K.Cei't.ili-  hcidH? Ivivo nil lieen nrfivi(l"<l for hnv- ' ,;!* " tVrl.illcatQ Xo. 15 S.S,.r:(;4. int'enil islsty"ds]ys  neAUt, n.\\ c an   utxn pro\ ri^ii ior, im\     frnm 1Ilo a.U)! !ierL.01- .,, ...,p|y )tJ llu. MhlilJl:;  inrr lippii ���i����iirnrfl to indi<itonili->nr wvn. Kceorder for a CeHillcnlu of Improvements  ltlg uecn .��fe.-7l-,nca to inuipciiULUC to.ll-   f,u. ���10 ]WV0M ofoblainingn Crown Grantol  nniiida. but tliey no longer constitute   tlie nbovu claim.  .. .     ... r      ,  T1   ,      ,    I    .Mul further lake notice, that, nelion under  tlie CJlUrolllliy power. Lionl IlobertS .Section :'7 must he Himinciirad heliirc the is-  ia lwirrtiMiuwilK' n-f iroil -iflor n-snloniliil K��a��ce <>fsneli Ccrliticate of-Iiiipi'iivements.  lh peimallCIUO  H.lllLCI ailLl   aspitlUIUI|     Wjued tl��i:;L'Jiul liny olDeivmlu'r, 1!W.'!0  reeoid in the field which no t'litish  Ciencral now living can approach. His  retirement sit short notice shows that  republics ate not the oiilygoverninents  infirmation.ap-  K. J. COYUO,  a. <;��� p. a.  '  Vnneouver  isurance,   Real   Estate   and  Mining  Agent  ire, Accident and   Plate  Glass   Insurance  Houses and offices to rent and lots for sale in all parts of thd  Ranch and farm lands in all parts of Kooteua}*.  The Scottish Union and National Insurance Co.  The Manchester Assurance Co.  The Railway Passengers Assurance Co.  Lloyd's Plate Glass Insurance Co.  The Kootenay Valleys Co., L'td,  London, Bug.  Nelson City Laud and Improvement Co.  city.'  'Hi  BAKER ST., NELSON, B. C  P. O. BOX 223  J T  f terior  t  r  NELSON, B. C.  be largest exclusively  Wholesale  Liquor  House in .the:in-  ���T BESE  in pints and quarts.  Dawson's "Extra Special." Scotch.    Granda Cigars'. '"'���^  Mitchell's Heather,Dew Scotch etc.    Earl of Minto etc/''.".  A full line of imported and domestic Liquor:; and Wines.r-:-,  ���!���  f  N.E.T. TIMETABLE.  STANLEY STREET���  7.00       7.40       S 20 a. m.  9.00       9.40        10.20  Every 40 minutes until 10.20 p. in.  I30GUSTOWN ���  7.20 .00        8 40       9.20 a.-.in.  10.00     10.40     11.20  Every 40 minutes until 10.40 p. m.  ;;���'-���:���'.  Lots. ���   Warehouses.     Offices.     Apply A. V. MASON,' 'Man.  Sec.  The Car Earn, Phone 165B. '������':������,'Ay-,:i  ���-0>^C^<^^.^  ^^^H^^-^H <$.<{> <5r^.<^.^><^.^>.<5>^^.^>^><^^.<$>^,-^^.<5>^^<^  umber and Gasfitter  Estimates Given  on General  Plumbin'g-  Sewer Connections, Etc. '^  '-"������' ^o-;->������;!  Baker Street, near Ward  Street, Nelson.      f-  v'"r- >":o-;��i 9  ^^^^^^^���^���^^^^���^������������������^���^���-������������������^^������^^������^^^  ''''"'"'".'.'.. 1 ~l-,.':.':'I  Goods  Ofthe Latest Designs  ARUIVJXq DAlbY.  [lice Line of Trouserings  50. "YEARS'  MERCHANT TAILOR  Ward St., next new P. O. Bldg., Nelson  Frank  Fletcher  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR  .loirs.M<:I.AT(:n.iE.  JOB PRINTING AT  art I  tt  L��j*  , l nouse  (Formerly Clarke House)  The best Jl per day house in Nelson.  Kone hut v.-liite help-employed.    The bur  the best.  Lands; and Mineral C'lnimsSurvpyed.  and Crown Granted  1\0. IJoxoQS       Ollice: Kootenay SI.  "noIsoi:  Trade Marks  .-��;������ Designs  -.Copyrights &c  Anvor.o sending awkelch unci description mny  qnlolcly ascorljiln our opinion irba wliot'.icr nn  lUTontlon Is probably luitontnlilu, Comninntrji.  tlons .itrictly t'onfidoutlal. llmulbnolc on Pntculs  Bout freo  Oltloat uironcy for^ccui'liig patonln.  I'ntonta taltari tliroujili Blunu-:& Co. receive  tpcctal notice, without ehnrgo, In .tlio  mmi  A nnn.-lsiimolr lllnstrfttecl Ajcnkly. r,.irrest circulation of iiiiysclc'iiUilc-joismiil. 'J'mnia. ?.'! n  yoar; tour monllia $1. Sold by nil Rewsilenleni.  Branch Ofilce. 623 F St^ WasUmjjton, D. C.  . G. Gillett  Builder   and   Contractor  Estimates   given on stone, brick  and woodwork.  ECONOMISTOFFICE'G. W.   Bartlett,    Prop Brick and Lime for Sale  ewing Machines and Pianos'  For Rent and for Sale  Old ConosllfStiop, Josephine ll Kelson  Fred. J, Squire  Tents und Awnings made and rej-nircd.  Clotliin-j cleaned and mended.  Over tlie Wallace-MIII-er Cou Nelson THE? NELSON  ECONOMIST  gawsaBSH!Bwai5BB^  You will be requiring  WALL  This Spring.   See Us about t   Large New Stock I  The  only  really first-class  Piano made in the Dominion of Canada.  Hear them.    Buy them from us.  See them.  Five  egular Price  Yours at $30 each.  any sStores  &  _��B^fla&>*<gs85a^^  iVioney and Dreams.  at  He cettled liimseK In liis rooir.y chair'  Jn his big, old house, where he hat3  lived so. long that the city had grown  U]> away and beyond him, leavlns  the house, which had been in a  fashionable neighborhood, so far  down town that there was . little  more than the hum of business to  be heard all day around it. The old  man's housekeeper brought him a cool  drink, and one of his nephews came  in to enquire how he had stood the  unusual heat of the day.  He had so many nephews and nieces  to look after his comfort. Some even  stayed in town all summer to be near  him. When they tried to persuade him  to go away for a little: rest in the hot  weather he would say:  "Rest! Who wants rest? If you let  Tnon?y^rest~Hi rTrus t!s���Fifsrer^Tiii'ir"lt~  over, keep turning it over; it grows, it  grows!" And he -would add that tha  summer was the best time of all for  work. The old financier was the possessor of many millions. But he walked  alone. This evening he sat in the twilight which settled itself hot and thick  about 'him. The night was bringing no  cooling breath. The roar of the metropolis was dying away in tired sobs  outside The city's life seemed sapped  with the heat. Even the old man, who  never stopped his work for anything.  realized that it was unusually hot tonight. He fanned himself with his  newspaper and took a sip from tht  glass whioh stood near liim on the table.  ���He closed his eyes. He felt such n  strange sense of oppression. ' No, he  was not dizzy. It had passed. lie  opened his eyes and put up his liana lo  unfasten his collar. At his neck he  touched a twisted cord of silk that was  ground it. He pulled at the cord and  drew out its length. From it hung a  ring���a silver ring���old-fashioned and  worn, and on It two raised hearts lying agalP.st each other and rubbed  smooth by time.  He sat now with his eyes closed  again and his band folded over llic  ring on his breast. He dreamad once  more, and it was his last dream. It  was summer���yes���but it was nearly  fifty years ago. The dust and roar of  the city -gave waj* to the scant and  quiet of an old garden; the heat to the  dew of a country evening, its bree.zo  lightly moving the leaves of the trees  and fluttering the ruffles of a giii'.^  muslin frock, with its pattern of summer blossoms upon it.  A boy���sueh a brjyish country boy-  took the silver Tins-, then new and  shining, from his pocket and put it on  the hand of the girl in the flowered  muslin frock. Then they kissed each  other, and-the girl fell to sobbing, with  her arm's about her companion's neck,  and he spoke:  "Never mind, -dear; Annie, dear. 1  am going away to make a fortune, aud  I'm coming back for you, and wb will  be married, and I will take you away  to the city, and you will be rich and  have everything you want."  "But I don't like the city. I should  be so afraid and so confused, and yuu  might not love me there as you do  bow here ia the  country.    People  In  the city forget each other so."  "No, they don't* not if they really  love each other, and' I love you. Nothing can ever make me forget you. See,  not as long as evening comes after the  day and the stars -come with it."  They kissed each other again.  The ring came back to him in a; letter with a flower from Annie's grave.  Never once did he go to seek'the  grave to rest -by it a moment. Work  became his love and gold the star that  guided him.  Now he clasped the silver ring tighter, tighter. By and by he gasped ami  fell rorward. His clarp relaxed; he  sighed once, a deep sigh, then lay there  quite still. And later they found him  so.���Margaret Klein in the New York  "Herald."  A Visit to a Saint Factory.  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  HAT lends a paculiar interest to a  visit to such a factory, writes a  contributor lo "Pearson's Magazine:," <s the curious suggestion of humor which. In one's conversation with  th* workmen and employees, comes to  relievu the deep fense of awe and reverence which at all times weighs upon  one.  I   remember   that,   having    contemplated, not without a. painful feeling In  my breast, the most lamentable figure  of an old man, in monk's attire, whose  hands   were   pierced,   whose  side   was  pierced, and from whose furrowed brow  large   drops   of   blood   were   trickling  down,  I  asked a passing workman   lo ;  tell  me whom  the  stiitue  represented. :  And   he   called   to   a   fellow-workman:  |  "Who  ls lhat old gent up  there?"    It I  was St.  Francis d'Assisl.    The  painful  feeling was for a v.-hila dispelled.   This  \vas but a figure after all, an article o?  trade.     And  so  also,   when,  one  hears  }lie   clerk3   calling   through   the   telephones:   "When   is   t.at   St.   Maurice  , coming  down?"    "Five   St.   Anthonys,  I with their pigs, wanted at once."   And  ' so on. There Is not. a.vestige of irrevc-r-  1 ence In  these remarks, but, as I say,  j they are not without a most welcome  suggestion of humor.  [     For,   indeed,   the   terrible  realism   ot  many  of   these  statues   must  impress  even the most indifferent.   I could not  refrain   from    asking    the    maker   of  saints   why  he  allowed   his  artists   to  carry   the   horrible   to  such  extremes.  Here was a St. Jean de Dieu succoring  a leper,  on   whose  body   the  modeller  i had   not   omitted   one    of    the   horrid  ! signs   of   that   most   foul   of  maladies.  ' Here   was   a   writhing    St.   Sebastian  i streaming with blood.   Here a chained  I woman in the (lames of purgatory ex-  i tended her ang-nished hands.  j     "We   export   very   largely   f;o   Sou'tlj  America," said 'Monsieur"Piifheu,, "a_u\  I It is necessary \.ha,t, to impress the im��  | aginations of'the veop.le there���who ara  Indifferent, as a ruin, to suffering���wa  should strike hard.   Yet in none of our  figures is truth surpassed.    That k-pi-r  is   studied   from   life.       Those   horrid  bruises were copied  from a corpse."  1-A-R���P-I-P-E-Sr  </)  UJ  Q.  <  (/)  o  D  <  LJ  -J  UJ  I  H  O  iu  Nottingham, England.  avy Cut Mild, Medium and Full |  a a'  ���A/  Wliare Tiisr Flourish.  Crawford���If you're not going out In  buy a vio-.v hat, 'but merely to look ��t  them, what do you want with a dclla.' '!  Mrs. Crawford���Why , you can't jri-t ._,  decent seat a.t the matinee for less th.'ia  u. dollar.  y\yy  /  W. A Thurman  Depot for Bri.3r Pipes, Nelson_  JOHN Mc LATCH IE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  0().8.G. Customs House, N-^sor  | Turn  wixiure:  Cut  Cigarette  Tobacco,;  Pedigree Tobacco, Navy Gt: t j  Cigarettes, :  Tobaccos and Cigarettes are Second to f one  WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING AfetNtS FOR WESTERN CANADA. A  ton & Co., L'td victMa.jac^ |  ^$^>-^^vw^  MONTREAL^ Sole Manufac  turers ofthe "Pinto Shell Cordova n" Gloves and Mitts  II       R. H. CARLEY-B. C. Agf.  $7.50 PER TOM,  DELIVERED  .All orders must be accompanied !>y cash ancl shouM he foiwarded  eiihep personally or h\ mail to lhe office of  iP.TIERJiEY, GENERAL AGEBT  tTarvHjr---?'. i^;v7BJS'^Tii^^^^;.7i;'.r^vV,#^33^ia THE NELSON ECONOMIST  "luJ^iUenatiou of iliCi General.  "W* FITICT   encountered   Wni    In    tfcfl  j       streets ot a Montana "cow-town,"  where  lie   was  affording  amuse-  J       ment to a crowd of men and boys,  while  a  tipsy  musician   was  attempting   the   Eoulanser   March  ca  *n   antique   piano.    To   save   him  from farther abuse I bought him, and  oyer afterwards he was known to his  little world as "General XJoulanger."     |  We grew to look upon the General a9  an interesting scientific phenomenon, j  His was a soul saturated with hate for j  all men. Any amiable qualities he may ,  have possessed In early youth had been  killed by abuse. He knew but' distrust  and fear. We determined to reclaim  him, and in our lonely camp the General became the object of such flattering attention that only his unconquerable misanthropy kept him from becoming an arrant snob. For a long  time our efforts were unavailing, but  es the weeks went by I thought I noticed a little less shrinking, fewer  growls, and a faint gleam of recognition in the glassy eyes when I approached. I felt the thrill of conquest,  and redoubled my efforts. The heart ol  stone was at last touched, and my theory in regard to "yaller dogs" was  correct.  We returned to the outskirts of civilization, and one day, driving- once  more to the town, so filled with painful memories for the General, I was  surprised to behold him again in the  street, slinking about with, others of  his kind. The slight results of our patient labors were in peril. It would  never do to allow the General's slowly  growing faith in man to be nipped In  the bud by further town life, so with  Infinite pain3 I secured him and tied  him to the back of my wagon. I remonstrated with him gently, as he lay  cringing in the dust, for his base de-  ��� sertion of the only friends he had ever  known.  The painful journey homeward began. The General betrayed a distinct  unwillingness to ride, so he was allowed to follow at the end of a long  rope behind. With his usual acumen,  he fancied the strength of two half-  broken broncos to be as naught compared to his flery determination to remain- Ir. town. So he sat down. With  an expression of pained surprise on his  countenance he traversed a few hundred yards of the dusty,road in this  position, and then tried his back. It  was quite in keeping with the eccentricities of the General's mental processes  that a simpler method did not occur to  him, until, striking a deep rut, he was  hurled high into the air, and by some  happy chance alighted on the extremities nature had provided for purposes  of locomotion. Then, with bowed head,  he trotted contentedly along. I turned  to look at him occasionally, and flattered-myself that I saw in his demeanor evidences of regret at his folly, and  a determination to do better In the future. I spoko encouragingly to htm,  but he was too absorbed In meditation  to look -up.  A hot afternoon's ride brought us to  an irrigating ditch. After rattling over,  the few loose planks which served as a  bridge, I stopped to repair a break in  the harness. The General, hot and  dusty, ��.t- once" dashed into the little  stream to drink and bathe. 'With my  back to the tired horses I watched him.  As I looked he performed his colossal  act of folly, the final episode in his  witless career. After refreshing himself on one side of the tiny bridge, quite  unmindful of his connection with my  rear axle, he laboriously splashed under the bridge 'and came out the other  side. Cooled by his bath, he came ^to  ���the side - of the wagon and looked  sweetly up at me. : Immensely impressed by his sagacity, I was on the  point of alighting to free him from his  dangerous predicament, when the'hand  of fate, ever turned against him, struck  the last blow.  A fly stung my off "ftrronco, and.with  a squeal he and his startled mate  rushed madly down the r��ad. I was  hurled to the bottom of the wagon,  but not before I saw the General turn  a perfect back somersault and slioot  toward the stream. In a cloud of dust  he disappeared into the water, and then  followed, a symphony of-'howls as he  traversed the dark and damp nether  oslde; of the'bridge, tol be. jliot_up into  daylight once more" by the-- united  fitrength of two frightened broncos. In  a shower of spray he struck the road  twenty feet from the bridge, and did  not gain his feet until ^1 had brought  the horses to a standstill. Once more I  turned to the General. He was a pitiable sight. Covered with mud and  half strangled, he quivered with cold  and rage. ,'  As. we traversed the short distance  to camp I tried to fancy what his reflections were. Knowing him as well  as I did, I felt sure that he looked  upon the past weeks of kindness- as  part of an elaborate scheme to win his.  confidence enough to practice this last  Insult upon him. I dreaded the consequences of .the episode, and planned  new blandishments to reinstate myself  In his favor.  Arriving in camp, my first thought  was to release him from the wagon.  But the water and mud made It difficult to unfasten the knot at his collar.  Feeling keenly the embarrassment of  his i��usition, I untied the rope from the  axle and throw It on the ground.  The General watched me sulkily, and  when the end of that hated rope fell  free he bounded to his feet. With one  final snarl of utter hate and disgust he  was off like a shot; not in a wild, purposeless circle, but straight as ,the  flight of an arrow across the prairie.  Away he went, -with the lariat dragging behind him.  With eyes raised to the solitary snow  peak a hundred miles away he (lew  from us, with a heart full of hate and  a grim determination to put half a  continent, if need be, between himself  and tyrant, man. As I watched th��  little cloud of dust, raised by his hurrying feet, disappear on the horizon,  I realized the futility of battling  against fate.  Then our packer broke the silence:  "There goes the ornriest cur ln the  world with the best lariat in Montana."  ���"Atlantic Monthly."  A Strange Tension Case.  STARTING "$11.37 in de-1>t tihlrty  years ago, and depending for a  livelihood wholly on a pension  of $50 a month, from the government, the estate of Henry Wen��-  }er of Spiker, Wabash County, Ind-,  Eyeache and  Headache.  Eyestrain  causes  both.  Drugs  relieve  only  temporarily.   Properly adjusted glasses remove  the cause and effect a  permanent cure.  Satisfaction guaranteed.  ������~~ a- :.-_:. _**  -*��,  #'"' w: "~"<pr  -.     ���"" ~- ���-. ������ 7:.7''.~'y'''~"-S.,~. ''-������      &v.  no-.v amounts to more than $25,060, and  is growing at a rapid rate. What is  still more curious, the government,  having paid Wensler this pension for a  generation, will, at his death, receive  back the $S0 a month, and $8,000 In addition. Such a state of affairs has  never before come within the ken of  the bureau officials, as reported by-  Special Agent Stephens. The story of  Wensler and his accumulated wealth  is an interesting one, and is thus related by the Wabash correspondent of  the Indianapolis "News:"  "During the war he enlisted from  Wabash County, ln the Eighty-Ninth  Indiana Infantry. While on the march  in the South he suffered from prostration by the heati which caused mental  derangement, and though he has not at  any time been violent, he has been, to  an extent, incapable of managing his  affairs. For twelve years after his  afiliction Wensler was confined In the  hospital for the insane at Indianapolis,  and was discharged as being harmless  and requiring no attention. Application was made for a pension on account  of his mental condition, and the case  was pending some time. In 1857 hia  wife was divorced,. and he was leff  comparatively  friendless.  "At that time his condition was such  that Jonathan Talmage, a local banker, was appointed guardian, and -Mr.  Talmage's report to the circuit court  in September, 1870, showed that Wensler had overdrawn his account with  his guardian $11.37. In the next report  Mr. Talmage showed that the pension  of $50 a month, with a considerable  amount as arrearages, had been paid,  and as Wensler had been supported by  the State while at the hospital, the arrearages amounted to a. tidy sum.  "In this way the foundation of the  present fortune was laid. Four years  ago Mr. Talmage died, and Thomas F.  Payne, a wealthy land-owner of Wabash) was appointed guardian. The"  Pension Bureau required, about that  time, that all reports of guardians of  wards receiving pensions should be  made to Washington. In his report of  May 1, 1900, Mr. Payne set forth that  the amount of funds belonging to  Wensler In his hands was $23,430, and  that the total cost of administering the  guardianship was $1,214. With a few  exceptions, the funds were loaned on  gilt-edged security, at ten per cent, interest, and later at eight per cent.  Some of the later loans have been made  at six per cent. This interest was  compounded, and the total mounted  higher and higher. Wensler was active, and contributed to his own sustenance. For yearn he plied his vocation as a huckster, and drove about  the county with his little wagon, on  which were printed in sprawling letters the-words: 'H. Wensler, Hugster.'  "Recently he went into business  in  a small way at Spiker's Station, four  miles  from "Wabash! ���   He lives  alone,  and his expenses for food and clothing  nirie^almdsrho^  $3.50 a week for his food,' and-Wensler  takes $23 a month for other expenses.  The  rest of the $G0 pension, and   the ^  handsome  increment  from  the   $25,005'  at interest, is re-Invested as it comes  in.  "The reports of the guardian to the  Pension Bureau, making this remarkable exhibit, induced Commissioner  Evans to send Special Agent Stephens  to Wabash to look into the case, and  he uncovered the1 facts as stated. Tha  special agont says lhat as Wensler has  no friends, the money at his death will  revert to the government. Wensler is  perhaps sixty-five years old, and never  speaks unless addressed. He Is expert  ln handling horses, and on several occasions has been Injured ln runaways,  but he does not seem to know what  fear Is. Probably no estate in the  country has been so capably managed.  "It is said of Wensler that a. few-  years ago he was seized with a desire  to manage his property, and went to  the office of a well-known Wahash  lawyer to state his case.   'See here, Mr.   ,* said Wensler, 'I am not Insane,  and I want my funds turned over to  me.' Tho lawyer gazed at him Intently  for a moment, and then replied: 'You're  drawing a good pension, aren't youV  Wensler admitted he was. "Well, then,'  drawled the lawyer, 'if you are not Insane, your pension will stop, for that's  why you are getting it.' Wensler looked  wild, and as he shot out of the door, he  cried: 'The devil; I'm crazier than hell.'  And after that he wa3 content to waive  all right to the management and control of his estate."  1  -*s -^  _<i i/9 <r\ /~4  If  n  i;  y  n  "v  o  "���Br-  <:'  ^ t a. iy*% /~\   IMPORTERS   OF  n      f    gfhE.B  en s mm  When Lord Lyons was the English  ambassador to the United States, the  5-rave difficulty over the "Mason and Slid  ell ca3c arose." Lord Lyons was instruct-  .>d from home to present an ultimatum  idord twelve hours for its acceptance  uid, the latter not hcinjj forthcoming  ie was to break off relations and leave  lie country. The twelfth hour expired  ilidell and Mason were not surrendered  Mid there remained, apparently, only tht  lire prospect of war. "'Jive me anothe*  *.\velve hours," said Seward, the Sccre  ary of State. It was an entire contra  liction of official orders, but, neveithc  less, "I will," said Lyo:u. From sun  o'cloek  that i"��ht   until   six  the  next  'morning Seward battled with the rer-a)  ntr-uits. Then Lvons received mi mti  ination thnt the Confederate _ envoy-  would be given up. So by the lr.suhcr  dinalion- of an ambassador \v.*.r wa-  avoided.  "The Oilier dav. on a train ro-r.ing hit.  .Vow York," said J>\v Doek-sti\der. *'.'  met a young man, who was introduced  to me as Dr. Blank, and after smie con  vcrsation with him T said: 'Wha.t kind o!  a doctor are vou? ".Medical, teeth or feet?  -Well.* said he, "to tell you the truth.  "Mr. lioeks'tader. V:i\ not a regular doeto -  vet. but I'm following the niedic.il pro-  ifessio'i: 'Oh,' said I, 'you haven't grad-  ���anted yet,' and the entire incident  passed from mv mind until a few weeks-  later I Attended, the funeral of an at  quaintaiiee, and whom sliould I see handing out camp chairs to the mourners, hat  mv friend, the doctor. After the. last  sad rites. I approached him., mcrein sorrow than in anger. 'Doctor,' I said, 'yon  led me to "believe that you were a medi  cal student, didn't you?' 'No, "Sir. Deck  stader, I did not. I told you I was foi  lowing the medical profession, and I am  I'm ail undertaker.'"  TWILIGHT.  em in iis* ������ = vt_-s.-:i?rf. k=>  Of sunset glooms.   Agr.lr.st it cue luno fir  DarbciiH dcop boughs.   Al:ov�� it, courier  bt dew and drRtiuis, "burns dusk's appointed  star,  yke fairy bombs exploding l:i a war  'Twixt elves and gnomes  the fireiliea iiama,  tho chirr  Q( wicket waken, and each green chorister  Of parsli and creak lifts a vague voice afar,  An \ now, withdrawn  behind  tho woodlan"  belts,.  A. v��Ji:ppoorvrill,'where,.with nttendr.nt states  Of purple anil silver, slow tlie great inooxi jnelts  fnto the night, to show in c where she waits,  Tiiere at tlie lane's end, by thu. old beech tree.  tt'hs keepshtv \'';��. sweet as ii llov.-er, tor id*  ��-3Iudisuii Onv����n Is C'riai Bc.��c)-  Dnfl) and Uis I"bi?ra >.  Sir Charles Gavr.n DuCy rolntos tbat  he' oucb' bad put into bis hands by !>  hostess a volume containing soma of hit  own poems and was asked for his opinion of <;hcin.  "Dreadful drivel,'' replied tho modest  Sir Charles.  His hostess flushed. "I dou't mind  your, laughing at me," she said, "but  pray dou't laugh at verses which curue  to mo from tho very heart of my hn.i  band when wo first knew cadi otbet  fijul :which I -will treasure to my :_y i.u���  duy."  Soiuo Chestnut Conclusions.  Thero haa been much discussion as tt  how tho horse chest nut; tree derived its  name. Sonic scientists have declared that  It is so cnlled becauso of tho shupo.oi" the  leaf, which resembles a horse's hoof. This  resemblance is   particularly marked  near  Jhointcrscction of ...the twi-js. But  otlicr  equally learned men have asserted that  lho prefix "horse" simply means largo or  coarse or strong.. Hence the r.aiuo horse  chestnut is duo to the size of tlio nub the  tree bears. In the same manner horse  leech, horsefly, horso laugh, horso sense  and horso radish have uo connection whatever with tho animal, but denote size or  ���trength.  WiNTEn.  Merry, though tho moon sliincs pal#  And tho wind tossed branchoa wall,  Purest crystals float and fulL *   ";  There they sparkle,  Hero lliej darklo,  ^���i tho pino aud lonely -wall.  Meiry, 1 hough tlio stream la si ill  'Neath Iho cold nnd trackless hill,  There tlio realms of Uutspur ylov/,  Twille-lit linycis.  81iiniiis>; fliiKers  Gild the sleeping fields of snow.  -Gonusco Richardson in Woman's Home 0�����  puuion.  Diplomatic,  "Henry," sho said disconsolately,  "you didn't give me a birthday gift. "  "By .lovo, that's so," said Henry,  "but you seo you always look so young  that 1 can't realize you ever had birthdays."  Then she was happy, and he smiled  tho mean, subtle smile of a man who  has saved money.���London Tit-Bits.  Sal'itlitg; itid  ft"re.Hicl��u&.  Decidedly, this matter of tho Spanish  war is improving our manners. I think  that once wo have grown usori to hearing national airs every evening at tho  theater and to standing whilo they are  playing, wo shall keep up tho custom,  war or no war, as we ougbfc. 1 have observed, tpo, *ji* late that wben the prcsi  deut drives out 20 men iif't their hats  to him where five performed that act of  courtesy threo months ago. 1 have heard  so many foreigners complain of our  lack of deference to the chief executive,  because wo do not salute him when lie  appears. It i.s hard to itiaico them under  stand that our seeming indifference is  merely a way wo have, and 1 hope it's  �� way wo area't going to Lavs tuujh  longer.    *~_...   .._.:_   ,   p-wJv ^W^'^^^#;s#;*^-'^^-^�� v���� s��g- v��p- vgf- W= ^ ^ %!?��� W ^S�� ^1 ^fe W  The largest and  best assortment of fancy Rockers,  Centre   Tables,  Couches,  China    Cabinets, Ladies  Secretary?', Carpets,  Etc.,  to  bs found  in any Furniture Store in the Kootenays.  FURNITURE DEALERS  AND    UNDERTAKERS,  ^���r#l^#v ���/#>������ ^- /^S:- fM /#**��� ^$&- 0$i. .!%!(��$$ tf$$ ���%&?. /C$. 0& <rgfc,c?s%: ^^^/^/^^r^,!^/^  MOTHER'S BREAD i.s a credit to ths  Baker as well as a satisfaction to lhe buyer.  Thi? excellence is noi. a happening���it's a  .regular ihing.  Our proper coml.ining of best materials by  the best ^methods insures satisfaction and a  healthv benefit to Lhe svs'eni.  Ward Stre-el  the "best thing fer Store Ebors ; it keeps do-.vn the dust, and will not  soil tlie most delicate fabrics, always looks bright and clean. We also  have a larire slock of  Oao Wociaa's Sohomc.  vjF. H. Ii." arc the cabalistic lotto.M  "9* V.ieh aro to 'oo heard in a certain family  upon certain oceasioiK at tho tabic. It is  fi family which is cstsspnably fond of tho  good things of lifo���that is to say, all its  members k::oiv when things arc well cooked nnd the best of their kind, anil that is  what thoy havo upon their table, and iu  reasonable variety and in reasonable quiui-  tily, as a family of good taste will. But  "ticaisloiihlly tliero will ho a curtain something, perhaps a fresh vegetable, upon  vhieh every member will cast longing eyes,  nml there is a promise ot* a scarcity in that  particular dish. Then it, i.s that Clio visitor  chances to hear tho hostess pronounce in  soft tones thoi;e mysterious letters, "F. H.  a"  ''Now, won't you tell mo what you  meant by those few letters you pronounced  nt dinner?" asked a privileged visitor tho  other dav of tbo jolly mamma of tlio family.  '���Woll," aaswored mamma, with a  Einilo, ''I don't, know that I mind telling  you. I find that my family havo good  .Jastc and a healthy appetite that sometimes needs restrain ing when thoro is  company, and then I merely say lF. II. B.,'  vvhich is well understood to mean'Family  Hold Back.' "���Nov,* York Times.  In the New Zealand law occurs this.  "Tlio word person wherever it occurs  throughout this act includes woman." By  that enlargement of tho word tho matron  with the garnered wisdom and experience  of 50 yeare becomes at onco the political  equal of her son of 21.  OLD ENGLISH FLOOR WAX  for oi ed ib or.-;, also powered wax for DANCiNC FLOORS,  the best.     We keep it.  Ask for  Women In New Zealand.  In New Zealand women have the right  to vote for members of the legislature.  The law extending suffrage to them went  into effect in IS!)'!. The population of  Christchurch (census of 1S91) was 31,404.  The first election under the new law wa?  held in November, lHUij. Number of men  who voted, 0,.31!5; number of women who  voted, 5,0S0. These figures ought to prove  lhat woineu aro not as indifferent about  polities as sonic people believe. In New  Zealand, as a whole, tho estimated adult  female population was 139,915; of these  100,-1(51 qi'uilidcd and registered their  names ou tlio rolls���7S.23 per cent ot* tho  whole. Of these 00,290 'went to tho polls  and voted. Do men ever turn out bettor  thun time in America or elsewhere?. Hero  Is a remark to thu other sex's credit, taken  from the oflichd report:  "A feature of tho election was the orderliness Slid sobriety of the people. Women were in no way molested."  ���Equally Guiltj-.  That quick wit is uofc confined to  cities was proved one day by a young  woman who was "rambling alone one of  tho Long Island roads. Sho was dressed  smartly, she thought, and when sho met  a small, hare legged urchin carrying a  bird's nest with eggs in it sho did not  hesitate to stop him.  "You uro ��* wicked boy, "sho safd.  "How could you rob that nest? Mo  doubt tho poov mother is now grieving  for the less of ber eggs. "  "Oh, sho dou't caro, " replied tho urchin, edging away, "sho's up iu you*  bat.''���Esohanire.  Tho Ago of tlio mirror.  An ingenious nreliieologint cays thnt the  oldest evidence of civilization is tho mirror. The Japanese and Koreans discovered  the art of milking one {rom iron at least  2,500 years ago. This long period is  dwarfed by the Chinese record, v\1iieh  shows that mirrors, large and small, made  of brass, copper or silver, have been in use  in that land over 4,000 years. Do Morgan  found a mirror that seemed to date from  the second dynasty in Kgypt about 5,000  years ago, and the latest investigations in  the civilizations o"v Akkad .and Nippur  show that the belles of those half forgotten  eountrics used to admire themselves in  glasses of some sort or in burnished metal  at least 50 centuries bct'oro  the Ghrhihir.  Corr.er of Jr.sc-pliine and Baker Sts.  Nelson, B. C  lyaliij for Eveiybody  When   yen   are   indisposed   try   a  Cup of Tea  JOY IN EVERY CUP.  A Plant S:-.c;red.  Tho plant Itisown as vervain, whiot  is not distinguished for its beauty aud  which grov\s nowadays utterly disregarded, was so sacred to tho Druids  that they only gathered it for tbeii  divinations when tho grc::t dog sl.'.r  oiose, in crdcj that ueitliei* sun not  Snooa should eco the deed.  Corner Mill and Josephine  Sts.  R.   G.  JOY,   PROPRSETOR  Merchant Taller,  Tremont   Blk.    Baker  St,    Eas  I n In (est de-igns and bcsl quality  The Nelson Business College  NELSON, B. C-  Individual Instruction  Bookkeeping,  Shorth?n'd,  Typewril/ng,  English, Etc.  Kor rates of tuition nddrcss,  W. E. Bowins, Business Miinaror.  Kelson, li. O,


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