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The Nelson Economist Nov 6, 1901

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Array m  r^j^J^X^JJf&^'SM^w^^towft'^rtS^J  m  :-*--1'  i.iV-i*'  it "a  life  fell  I  tea  m  I; 5'.  ���  !  I:rl  ?  ft  it  tt  ft  M  _/  J.J'  ft  Ifci  VOL. V.  NELSON, B,C��� WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 6, 1901?  NO.  17  THE NELSON ECONOMIST is issued every  Wednesday. Subscription : $2.00 per annum-/if paid IN ADVANCE, $1.50. CORRESPONDENCE' OF GENERAL INTEREST RESPECTFULLY  r SOLICITED. ONLY ARTICLES ,OF MERIT WILL BE  ADVERTISED . IN THESE COLUMNS, AND THE IN  TERESTS OF READERS WILL BE CAREFULLY  GUARDED AGAINST IRRESPONSIBLE PERSONS AND  WORTHLESS ARTICLES.  THE Dunsmuir Government, with the overwhelming  consciousness of its guilt bearing it down,  hesitates before opening a constituency.  As a result,  there is one portfolio and one   seat vacant.     If   Mr.  Dunsmuir  and his colleagues had the courage of their  convictions they would bring on a contest in Victoria.  .If the Government is as strongly  eotrenched in  the  good-will of the people as its papers would have us believe Mr.   Dunsmuir should   not, by his hesitation,  confirm the people in the other portions of the  Province iu their belief that the Government  is doomed  and fears a contest even where the  field should favor  it.    The fact of the matter is the Government realizes  that it has alienated its  support in  the capital city  and that the election there at the present time would  add one more nail to the coffin it has shaped for itself.     As fur attempting to fill the vacant portfolio,  the matter is simply out of the question at the present time.     We doubt very much if a Government  supporter, even backed by the prestige of a portfolio  could be elected in any constituency in the Province.  Mr. Dunsmuir by consorting with his enemies,  has  violated the obligations due his supporters, and from  even  the most   favorable construction   which can  be-placed on hi?1, conduct is not to be trusted.     The  resourceful brains of his   confederates may   evolve  attractive policies, but the voters will simply scoff  at the men  who have chosen to dwell in  a fool's  .paradise.  In this way the Vancouver World figures out Mr.  Dunsmuir's alleged majority: " Premier Dunsmuir's  journalistic apologists are endeavoring to convince  their readers that there is some foundation for the  premier's claim that he has 22 supporters in the  House, and in their eagerness to help the premier  have dared to publish the list of those whom they  count upon as 'government.' Curiously enough the  list contains such names as Helmcken, Clifford,  Kidd and Ellison. The member from Vernon is the  only one of these who by any stretching  of pledges might be won over to the tottering government. Messrs, Helmcken, Clifford  and Kidd have declared themselves opposed to the  new combination, and stand by this declaration.  Instead of 22 the premier therefore has, for sake of  argument assuming his other calculations to be  correct, but 19 votes in a house of 38���or enough to  produce a deadlock. And even at that it would be  possible for the Joe Martin fiction to control each  item of legislation by swinging its four or five votes  as suited its own interest or its leader's���a possibiity  absolutely incompatible with honest government.'1  It is announced that the English steel manufacturers are arranging to enter into a large single  company to meet the competiton of the United  States Steel Corporation. They have been handicapped by the expensive competition among themselves for raw materials, and by an expensive system  of supervision and by the use of antiquated  machinery. The advantages of consolidation have  been set before them so convincingly by John R.  Bartlett, an American financier, that they propose  to meet the rivalry of the big German and American combinations by one of their own.  At the court of revision held Tuesday in. the court  house, 191 new voters were placed on the list. This  looks as if considerable interest were being taken in  the forthcoming provincial campaign.  The residents of Ores ton will hail with pleasure  the announcement that the mining recorder's office  is to be moved from Kuskonook ^0 the former place.  So that the Kuskonook will suffer no great inconvenience it has been decided to authorize Mr. Samuel  B. Wright to issue miner's licenses and take affidavits  under the Mineral Act, at that place.      .-,������  The number of morganatic marriages made by the  Royal  Families  of   Europe   increases every   year.  Royalty is tired of hedging itself about with an unreal divinity, and marriages for purpoi-es of state  convenience are at best but dreary things.     As most  people know, a " morgana tic marriage" was a compromise invented in feudal times,  A person of royal  blood could not publicly marry a commoner.   When  Royalty proved headstrong, however, the morgan tic  marriage made the ceremony legal,  while it denied  the wife and child the rank  and   title of the royal  husband.     Among them are the marriages of  the  adventure-loving grand-aunts of the present  King  of Spain,  the   Princesses Isabella  and  Josephine.  Princess Josephine married a Cuban poet and newspaper reporter, who had previously  been infatuated  with the daughter of a rich Cuban   planter.     Accordingly he went to Madrid, where Princess Jo*e- 4  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  phine was liv ing at the royal palace with her sister-  in-law, Queen Isabella. Soon the young reporter won  a name as a poet. Several poems addressed to Josephine aroused her warm interest. So she carried out  her wish of making his acquaintance, they fell in love,  eloped and were finally permitted to return to the  Spanish Court with honour. The Cuban journalist's  three sons are now the most accomplished members of  the Royal Family. An American actress, Elise  Hensler, was the. heroine of a morganatic marriage  with Prince Ferdinand of Coburg, who was formerly  the husband of Queen Maria of Portugal and one of  the handsomest men of his time. The Prince died a  few years since, but his American widow is still  living.  One of the most remarkable romances of the century is that of John Orth, whose name still frequently  comes up in connection with his supposed discovery.  John Orth was the Archduke John Saivator of  Tuscany, a nephew ofthe present Emperor of  Australia. He fell in love with an actress and  singer, Ludmilla Hubel. Family opposition to the  rrarriage was so great that the Archduke renounced  hisrankand privileges, took the name of Orth, was  married to the actress, and shortly afterward sailed  away with his wifein a ship which he renamed the  Santa Margarita, and which has never been heard of  since.  Only recently Princess Elvira, daughter of Don  Carlos, Duke of Madrid, eloped with a Roman artist,  Tolchi, to whom she was afterward married. The  house of Hapsburg, however, is most remarkable for  its .list of morganatic marriages. , Early in this century the proud Archduke John startled all his  relatives by marrying Anna Pldchl, the daughter of  a peasant postmaster of a small Styrian village. The  Archduke stopped at the village oh his way to Vienna.  There was no postillion at hand, so the postmaster's  daughter, in the dress of a postillion, drove the Archduke to the next station. The youthful Prince discovered the identity of his coachman, fell in love with  her and married her. She was afterwards made  Coqntess of Meran. One morganatic marriage was  frustrated by the timidity of the bridegroom. The  Grand Duchess Olga, the beautiful daughter of  Nicholas I. of Russia, was on the point of eloping  with Lieut. Bariatinski, when the lieutenant's courage  grew weak and he made a clean breast of the affair to  his sovereign. The cowardly young officer was rewarded with promotion,and the humiliated Princess  was immediately married to Prince Charles of  Wurtemberg.  .  Herb - is the light in which the Commonwealth  published at Ottawa, views the political situation of  British Columbia: '��� Politics in British Columbia  are in a state of chaos, and it is not very easy to see  what the outcome will be. One point only appears  to be clear that at the earliest possible moment the  electors of British Columbia will repudiate Mr. Dunsmuir and all his works. We are becoming somewhat   accustomed  in, Canada to disregard of pre  election pledges, but it is doubtful if any province  has ever been saddled with a ministry which had so  cynically cast off every vestige of political honesty,,  and which was so clearly hanging on to office in the  teeth of a very manifest anxiety on the part of the  people to be rid of it. And the irony of the situation  is that the people of the province never wanted Mr.  Dunsmuir as Premier. At the time of their last  general election their one desire was to free themselves from Joseph Martin, and they were ready to  vote for anyone who would help them in their praiseworthy efforts. Had there been any idea that Mr.  Dunsmuir would be elected to lead the somewhat  heterogeneous party which thus came into power, it is  not probable that his own constituency would have  sent him to the legislature. But having been  chosen to form the new government^ he was given the  opportunity of inaugurating in British Columbia a  sound, stable, and independent administration. The  people were tired of politicians, and Mr. Dunsmuir  being known to be no politician, but rather a man of  business, it was hoped that his regime would be  marked by the ordinary business virtues of common  sense, honesty, and adherence to pledges.."  When the darkness was most intense in London  last Monday, we can just imagine Hon. Mr. Turner  remarking to his friends: u Yes, this a pretty dense  kind of a fog ; but you ought to see the political  fogs we have out in British Columbia."  It is estimated that the Manitoba wheat crop for  1901 will amount to 53,000,000 bushels, 48,000,000  of which will be for export. The total amount of  grain already shipped this year, according to figures  furnished by Chief Grain Inspector Horn  is 10,300,000 bushels, a third of which has 'graded  No. 1 hard.  Just where the miner's union stands since the  shake-up at the Le Roi no one appears to know. , It  seems as if Mr. McDonald's policy was not fully endorsed by the directors, but whether or not the new  management may feel disposed to concede anything;  to the union is not manifest.  The following from the Vancouver Province very  fully expresses the situation in regard to the matter  with which it deals: " Some six or seven years ago>  the press of the United States was unanimous, almost  in expressing the conviction that a very few years  indeed would see the Dominion of Canada annexed*  to the republic. This feeling was especially strong  in the states bordering on the eastern provinces, and-  a certain amount of color was given to the assertions  of the Americans by the efforts of a few agitators in  Ontario to effect such a consummation. One or two  men in Ontario obtained a little notoriety by organizing associations and holding meetings for the pu r-  pose of working up the sentiment in favor of a union  with the American republic. These men have since  dropped back into the obscurity   from which   they  1    IkM  MMM S &>< ij^-i jJ-jaI *'J��&t'~l^ 1,-j.V* *li'..V<: Ai*Ui-'^^^k .) 1 .i*v,v  ���\  THE NELSON '-.ECONOMIST  5  ^  Uv  came, and the movement has entirely disappeared  in every part of the Dominion. It has disappeared  so completely that the American press, always  anxious to score a point in favor of their own country,  have recently been pointing out that there is no possible hope of such a political fusion."  The great Pan-American Exposition has %iosed  after losing two or three million dollars .for the promoters.  A Grand Forks paper with pardonable pride refers  to the fact that ihere are twenty-four residence buildings and three business blocks, in process of construction in that city at the present time.  The Ashcroft Journal is agitating  for  a Board of  Trade.     If   the  Ashcroft   people value   their own  peace of mind they will leave boards of trade severely  alone.     We have such an organization in Nelson.  There is scarcely time to do anything in the way  of an elaborate celebration, buteer;ainly.pome kind of  observance of His Majesty's birthday should take  .place  next Saturday.  Michael Davitt has returned to Ireland and will  not accompany the Irish envoys on their speech-  making tour of the United States.  During the absence of Hon. Mr. Wells in the East,  Mr. Dunsmuir will act as Chief Commissioner of  LandB and Works. This is probably tbe first step  in the direction of the new policy we read to much  about in the Colonist.  It is strange the people of New Zealand do not discredit their arbitration methods quite as much as  some individuals wholive in British Columbia.  A. McKeon will succeed Bernard McDonald as  manager of the Le Roi mine at Rossland, and Jules  LaBarthe becomes superintendent of the Northport  smelter.  The Toronto Saturday Night says: " Mrs. White,  tried at Brahtford for poisoning her husband, was  acquitted by the jury, but if the trial was properly  reported in the newspapers I cannot see why they  took four hours to decide that phe was not guilty.  Those who are opposed to the establishment of a  divorcecourtin Canada have made it impossible for  poor people to find relief from worthless marital  partners, and if I had been on the jury which tried  Mrs. White, it would have, taken a vast amount of  ���evidence to convince uie that even if she had given  her husband strychnine she had been guilty of a  crime sufficiently heinous to merit hanging though  deserving of punishment. If a woman's happiness,  and practically her life, has been destroyed by a  drunken, worthless husband whom she had supported,  though he continually suspected her  virtue, the pro  vocation to rid herself of such an incubus should be  considered as greatly palliating the offence. However, in the case under consideration nothing seemed  plain except that the prisoner had sufficient cause  to be intensely exasperated, the evidence hot connecting her, except by inference, with the crime." .  Speaking to a reporter of the Vancouver World  upon the burning topic of filling up cabinets, Mr.  Joseph Martin said: u I think the position taken by  the Colonist is absurd in the extreme. It cannot be  right in both of its contentions. If it was wrong for  me to have kept the vacancies in my cabinet open,  then it was more wrong-for Mr. Dunsmuir for he is  guilty of the greater trespass. If I am to be criticized,  then the. Premier should be criticized more. I do  not think.it was a wrong-thing in not filling up the  cabinet all at one time, for this has been done by  greater men at different times, nor do I think that at r.  the present time the country is suffering for the want  of a Minister of Mines.  " In regar \ to the time when I was sworn in, that  occurred on the evening of the day Mr. Semlin was  dismissed. ' The dismissal took place in the morning, and I and Mr. Curtis and Mr. Yates were sworn  in at Government House in the evening."  The " By-law in regard to purchasing certain  powers from the West Kootenay Power and Light  Company" will come before the taxpayers on Tuesday,  November 19th, for their approval or rejection. ,The  question has been thoroughly threshed out in the  press and on the streets for the past two weeks, and  it is likely that by this time the majority of our.  citizens have some definite idea as to the merits of  the proposal. A bare majority in favor of the bylaw, however, will not carry it, as it requires three-  fifths, of those voting to make it effective. The  whole question is now in the hands of the taxpayers  and it remains with them to say whether or not they  aresatisfied with the proposed bargain.  There seems little doubt that Senator Templeman  will be chosen as the next member of the Dominion  Cabinet. Adequate Cabinet reprepentation of the  West has long been ' desired, and we know of no  Liberal better qualified to fulfill the aspirations of  the people then the gentleman whose name we have  just mentioned.  The Buffalo Commercial quotes a letter from a  ranchman of Medora, S. Dak., who says that Theo-  dose Roosevelt has never been kiTeddy" with the  men on the ranges. That is another appellation for  which the east is responsible. (t He is always spoken  of on the ranges and by the mon with whom he associated in the West as 'Mr. Roosevelt.' And the  same rough men of the West, for years before he became a political star of the first magnitude, have predicted that some day he would be president of tho  United States. They knew the stuff he was made of,  and they felt sure it would tell in tho long run. Tho  West, too, feels that to it he owes the training that  has helped him."  el  A  hi  n  n|  hi  *l  1*1  ft  1*  1 6  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  IT may be laid down as an incontrovertible proposition that pride in the institutions of a city  never extends to pride in a ci.y's newspapers. Yet  without newspapers modern cities would be something like the play of Hamlet with the character of  the melancholy Dane eliminated. Nearly every  citizen of Nelson can tell you that the papers  , published in the eastern cities more nearly approach  their idea of journalistic perfection than the papers  printed and published in their own town. That is  why so many merchants.send east for their job  printing. 7 They do not want to encourage such  miserable rags as are printed every morning in  Nelson. From my^ own point of view, I regard the  two daily newspapers of Nelson equal if not superior  to any newspaper published in a city of the same  population in either Canada or the United States.  Yet how many citizens of Nelson will admit this to  be a fact ? But it is not only in Nelson that this  exasperating habit of crying' down thei local publican  tion prevails. Victorians will tell you that Seattle  papers   are superior   to their own ;" Vancouverites  are intensely amazed that the papers of the Terminal  city fall so far short of the Victoria papers and   the  citizens of Nelson rarely, if ever, have a" kind word  to say of their own papers/ ^The citizens of San  Francisco long for the time when they will have  such fearless exponents .of public opinion as are to  be found in Chicago and New York, and, in the  words of the preacher, soon to the end ofthe chapter.  Therefore, as before suggested, it must not be supposed that this disposition to give the local publications the worst of it.is confined to Nelson. The fact  of the matter is no paper can ever be really great in  its own constituency. In the first place, the citizens  are more or less acquainted with what is going on  in their own place, and when an item appears in the  papers the next morning it is not news, to the  majority of the citizens. Moreover, no paper can  afford to be really independent these days. Every  item of news must be carefully weighed by the editor  before it appears, for fear something will creep in  that may give offenBe to some friend of his paper.  Every clay something transpires which might be  used " to point a moral or adorn a tale," and in-  cidentallyadd interest to the general news columns  of the paper, yet,the editor or reporter who would  give free rein to the gossip which reaches him every  day would be compelled to go out of business at once.  For instance, a man of good family transgresses the  ethics of society by some act committed under the  influence of liquor. Dare any paper tell the truth  and publiflh to the whole world this man's transgressions ? Not for an instant. Society may  not condone the offence of the transgressor, yet it would never forgive exposure on tho  part  of   the   newspaper.     Again, a   woman   may  flagrantly violate toe strict rules set down by her  set for their guidance, but though the gossips may  wag their tongues, the press, which is supposed to be  a terror to evil doers, "must tell it not in Oath," nor  publish it " in the streets of Askelon." In short, the  very things that go to make a paper interesting, a  paper dare not print.' Yet the people wonder why  itis we have not a free pre=p, a pre=s that will elevate  the morals of the community in which it is published  by exposing wickedness and terrorizing the evil doer  to plod along the narrow road and avoid the wider  path of primrose dalliance. If half the wickedness  daily occurring in the city of Nelson were exposed,  one-half of the citizens would not believe it and the  other half, would sympathize with the trespassers.  The paper which would attempt to enlighten the  public as to what is going on right at its own doors  would be subjected to a boycott, under which it wouldl  eventually have to succumb. , So long as the editor  confines his news columns to the publication of church  socials and printing nice things concerning amateur  concerts, he can secure enough credit to continue  business at the old stand, but once let him go beyond  that, and it would be better for him that a mill-stone  were tied around his neck and he be cast into the unexplored depths of Kootenay Lake. -In the mean-  time, the good citizens of Nelson may swell themselves  with-civic pride, but many of them must hot overlook the circumstance that they do not deceive the  ubiquitous   newsgatherer,   who,  in   the   innermost  recesses of his heart, likens them to'Vwhited sepulchres,  which indeed appear beautiful outward, hut are within full of dead men's bones."  "After a miner had handled dynamite for eight or  ten years without a serious mishap it is a good idea  to put him to doing something else about the works,"  said a gentleman who has had a great deal of experience with high explosives. %i The chances are a  hundred to one that his long immunity from accident  has given him such a contempt for danger that he is  an unconscious menace to everybody on the premises.  He will do things that not only imperil his own life,,  but the lives of all his own comrades. To give you  an illustration, once I had an old Cornishmanat work  at a mine in which I was interested and had entrusted:  him with a general supervision of all the blasting.  He had been handling dynamite for twenty years or  more and was justly regarded as an expert. During  that entire period he had never had an accident worth  speaking of, an i by degrees the care and vigilance  that were responsible for his excellent record had  worn away until he was beginning to entertain the  delusion, common to old hands, that the danger of  the stuff was very much exaggerated. One day I  was passing through a cut where some blasting had  been going on and noticed the old Cornishman hammering a drill into what seemed to be a boring in the  rock. I asked him what he was doing, and he told  me cooly there was a cartridge in the hole that had  failed to explode and he was 'just knockin' out the  tampin' to reprime it.'     I was horrified, for at every  wammmmmsm  msimmm  mmmammm  em  mmsammm  mmmmmmm ^.^vUg^y,^ ^^\^:��^>.^-^^^  J.V^';-.^vi^*��^^L^jls^^/ri.*��^'^'U..^,v-;r,  :->���vx.rf.v;^*A^-v;'.ua^  THt NELSON ECONOMIST  >  blow he was liable to explode0 the dynamite, and--  I ordered him sternly to stop and never repeat such  a performance. The proper "method would have  been to have drilled a new hole near by and explode the first charge with a second blast. He  obeyed sullenly, grumbling to himself, and less than  a month afterward was blown.up while doing exactly  the same thing. ITe lost his left arm at the shoulder,  his left eye and part of his left ear. He also lost his  contempt for dynamite, and when he finally emerged  from the hospitall gave him back his former job. I  never had a more scrupulously careful employee  than he was from that time on. It seems a brutal  thing to say, but there is nothing that does an old  dynamite hand as much good as to get blown up orice  or twice."  An amusing incident occurred during the stay of  the Duke and Duchess of York at Poplar Point which  ovidently escaped the notice of the correspondents  accompany iu�� ihe party; ��� \Vlien ihe Duke returned  to the raiwav stati >ii from theiake he was met bv the  Duchess, who embraced her royal'spouse affectionately. The greeting was scarcely over when a buxom  woman, who was among the country folk assembled  ���to see the party depart, bounced up to theDuke caught  him in her arms and planked a smacking kiss on his  ch^ek. The Duchess laughed heartily and the Duke  likewise seemed to enjoy the experience immensely  after he recovered from bio amaz ;ment. The good  1 dy explained that.she just wished to. have the distinction of having kissed the future King of England.  It is when she has passed the fourth depada that  a woman is now said to be most dangerous to the susceptible of the other sex. Her face may have lines  that "sweet and ^0" regards with dismay, her figure  may be fuller than "sweet 17" deems graceful; it may  even be that art has to stepin where nature fails in  the matter of hair and complexion, bat it is manner  which tells. In carriage, in interests, in thought, the  woman of 40 at the present day is as young as her  daughter less than half her years, but her mind is  -better balanced, her judgments are clearer.,  Scipio Nasica, goin i to call on the Roman poet  'Ennius, was told by the maid servant he was not at  home. He perceived, ho a ever, by the girl's manner  that Ennius was at home, but had ordered her to  deny him, A few days after Ennius catne to call on  Scipio, who, hearing his voice at the door, called out to  him from within, " I'm not at home." li How can  that be?" asked Ennius, " when I hear you speaking?" " You must be a most unreasonable man," replied Scipio j " when I called on you I took your  servant's word���and will you refuse to take, not my  servant's but my own ?"  Lord Kelvin once surprised his class by the quick  and amusing manner in which he solved a problem  on " sound." In the midst of an experiment Lprd  Kelvin had ceased lecturing, and was silently watch  ing, along with" most of the students, the progress of  the experiment. There was a dead silence, which  was suddenly and rudely broken by the sound of a  marble, which an inattentive student had purposely  dropped, and which continued to roll and drop,  drop, drop down all the tiers of benches till it reached  the ground floor. Meanwhile Lord Kelvin had  Quickly turned round and observed where the marble  emerged on to the floor. He counted back the  number of times.he had heard it drop, and requested  Mr. X������of the seventh tier to see him after the  lecture.     The  Professor had '���" spotted" the culprit.  The thoroughness with which Tolstoi carries out  his theory of non-resistance is illustrated by this  anecdote : Some time ago he was the subject of an  interview at the,hands of an American journalist,  whom the Count asked to his country home, and  who put him under prolonged and ruthless, examination. At last the visit came to an end, and tbe  gentle sufferer saw his questioner into the carriage.  As the partinglgreetings were being, exchanged the  guest hintedthat after all he had not learned everything he wanted to know. "QThen you must come  into the house.again and stay another day with us,"  was the Count's reply, and he would take no  denial.  Victorians now resident in Nelson will read with  interest the following from the Vancouver World.  The Martin J. Egan referred to is a brother of Col.  Egan, editor of the Nelson Miner : " Victoria's  amateur minstrels���the old company of about eight  years ago revived���will shortly grace toe boards in  the capital and in this city. There are some  changes in the ranks of course. Martin J. Egan,  having become a great war correspondent and right  hand man of-the Associated Press, of course no  longer fills the middle chairv Poor Will Higgins  has gone to where the singing is an eternal choru s  James Pilling has become a professional star, and  i3 singing with Tennessee/s Partner. But many of  the old brigade are left, and they are determined to  give as good a show as that of old. Frank Higgins,  it is understood, will be the middleman."  Passengers for the Old Country desiring to travel  via the direct and comfortable St. Lawrence route  should note the following sailings for the Allan and'  Elder Dempster lines, which are the last for the season  1901 from Montreal to Liverpool. S, S. Tunisian,  Nov. 7th; Lake Simcoe Nov. 8th; Lake Manitoba,  Nov. 15lh; Corinthian, Nov, Kith j Luke Ontario,  Nov. 22nd. The Tunisian, Corinthian, I/ikes Simcoe and Manitoba are new .1.0,000 ton steamers and  rank equal to the crack liners from New York, Early  application should be made to nearest C, P. 1.1. Agent  to,insure accommodation via these popular ships.  Under Two Flags will be seen at the Nelson opera  House shortly.     Quo Vadis Decern her G.  T h e O ra n geme n  ce 1 eb r a t cd G u y Fa w k es d a y with  a successful banquet at the Victoria Hotel.    P, G. 8  Chiquita.  NED HERRIES, or, as his card read, " Edward  T. Herries, C."E.," stood in the doorway of the  Rough Diamond and looked gloomily forth  at the rain as it feiL aslant the cactus growth and  chapparel on the red soil of the mesa.  From the saloon within came the rattle of dice,  the chink of glass, the rattle of coin and the murmur of deep, hoarse male voices. The Rough Diamond was a most lucrative and flourishing institution in the little railroad, town of Picture Canyon,  on the Union Pacific.  It was one of those places which at that time  sprang up in a night and are deserted in a day  along the line of the great road. Indeed, they  followed the track and wherever track laying ended  temporarily there a town was certain to spring up  almost as if by magic.  Herries was attached to the engineer corps of the  road and had been for some time stationed at  Picture Canyon, a city of some 5,000 inhabitants,  mostly males, and which was nearly a month old ;  so antique indeed that an election for mayor and  common council was being agitated by the more enterprising members of the community.  Harvard bred, delicately nurtured, accustomed to  all the refinements of life which wealth guided by  correct taste may give in an old and settled community, the rude surroundings of his present life had  at first disheartened Herries; but, being at bottom a  man of good sense and pluck and possessing a  splendid constitution, magnificent biceps, standing  six feet and over in his boots, the man who had  been Yale's especial terror at right tackle and who  had filled the seat-in the varsity eight would hardly  flinch at hardships which other men bore without,  complaint, even if at times his soul grew weary of  oaths and liquor, maddened men and brawls and  bacon and muddy coffee and hardtack. Indeed, he  grew at last to like the wild freedom of his life, as  all men will do in time|and he was fast taking on  the exterior of a ���genuine'frontiersman-when he���  When he met Chiquital  Chiquita was a sprite. She was the true daughter  of rocky canyon and desert mesa���a genuine child  of Sierras and a woman withal. Pier reputed father  was an evil eyed old Mexican named Ramon,  ostensibly a herder of other men's sheep, really a  gatherer of other men's coins. Chiquita kept house  for him in a tumbled together shack on the outskirts of the town and here entertained her father's  guests. She was brilliantly pretty, with the rich  ���rose red flushing her olive cheeks, her while teeth  flashing between ripe, dewy, crimson lips, with  glorious brown eyes under heavy arching brows and  shaded by such long, curling lashes'as would make  one's heart acht, especially the heart of a frontiersman, in whose life female beauty is a rich and rare  event,  Many a dollar had Chiquita's eyes and lips  brought to old Ramon's sheepskin pouch, and still  he was athirst for  more gold...  It was of this Herries was thinking, for he- knew  Chiquita, and it was this which, tbinldngof it, drove  him out of tbe warm and cozy barroom (the only  place where he could possibly stay, save iu his cold  and cheerless tent) and forced him to cool his  heated brow in the cool, wet wind 'which blew from  the mouth of Picture canyon.  He was aroused by a voice, a deep, slow, plainsman's voice, addressing him:  " Pardner, you  are a  good one  for a   tenderfoot;  leastways I've sorter tackled to you sence I seen the  way you whupped that 'ere cowboy chump en belted  him with his own gun. Some tenderfoots ain't got  no sand, but you have, en I'll not see you double  teamed on ef I kin help it, sho's I'm fum Texas,  which I'm known as Black Waxy Jim."  "Why, what's the matter?" broke in Herries on  Black Waxy's harrangue as he turned and regarded  closely the tall, athletic figure of the man beside  him.   .       ���    ���  The Texan jerked his thumb over his shoulder  in the direction of the barroom. "In thar," he  said in a low tone, "I heern somethin��� about���  about you���en���en"���  f<.Chiquita?"  " That's it, pard.     You've called the  deal.     It's  jest about that '_ere   little   greaser   gal, en you   ain't  the fuBt, nor you won't be the larst, I reckon,  that's  got his hide bored 'long of her."  ,.  " What's up, then?"  " Keep your eye skinned en don't go nigh old  Ramon's shack. I've warned you. So long,,  pard."  And Black Waxy lounged away into the gathering:  gloum and mist.  "Hold on!" cried Herries, rushing after him..  " Tell me at least who my enemy is."  Black Waxy turned and scanned the young  engineer closely in the twilight.  " Pete���from Denver !" he jerked out and strode  rapidly off.  Herries was a brave man, hut his blood chilled at  the mention of that name.     It was the synonym   of  all that was  most   fierce,   bloodthirsty and   wicked*  even in   that   wicked   and  bloodthirsty  little community.  "Denver Pete!" he mused.     "So he is going to do  me up because I'm   trying  to win  that  poor  child  from her horrible life and save her forsomething better.     I fear me, Elward, you're in  no end of a  bad  scrape.  ���"-I'll not be bullied," he added and frowned   and)  shut close his mouth and clinched his handB.  Herries stalked back to the brilliantly lighted barroom. Among those present was the gambler  againBt whom Herries had been warned���a handsome, pale faced, tall, slender man, dressed with  great neatness in black and without a single ornament visible���noteven the belt, which" nearly every  man wore. He had a small, keen, hungry looking,  gray eye, and as he looked at Herries he met the  hitter's gloomy glance, smiled and turned to his  friends with the remark :  "The kid seems worried about something. I wonder  if by any chance he has overheard us."  "Guess not; he jest come in a minute ago."  "Perhaps, perhaps," muttered Pete; "but we will  soon know."  Events moved quickly in frontier towns. As  Herries went out Pete arose from his seat.  His friends also sprang up, but he made a gesture  of dissent,  :'No, boys. Leave this to me. If I pan't deal with1  one tenderfoot, I certainly won't call in aid."  ".But he might get the drap on ye," persisted one.  Pete shrugged his shoulders and deigned no reply.  He opened the door and was lost in the darkness of  the night.  *  %  *  About two hours later the inmates of the Rough Dia- X^^&^^i'ffiaijBaa^  *. jjvii'j; *.-.rf.w��.v ���  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  9  IV  h.l  '1  ���9'  I  tf!  ?mond were startled by hearing shots, cries, oaths, the  heavy thundering of horse's hoofs on the rocky soil  of the mesa and then a long, loud "Hurra-a-h!"  Then all was silent.  As one man they all sprang to their feet and rushed  for the door, but ere the foremost man among them  ���could reach it it was burst violently open, and old  Ramon rushed in, followed by Pete from Denver, who,  swaying and staggering like a drunken man, called  for brandy and then came to the floor with a crash  that shook the windows.  A babel of voices preventedan  explanation  for a  ��� long time, and when Pete had  somewhat revived he.  told them what had happened.  "Where's Chiquita?" some one asked.  A spasm of   wrath convulsed the features of the dyeing man.  "Gone," he gasped; "gone with that cursed tenderfoot.^ ;' .. ���';���,���.  "How did it all happen, Pete?"  "He wa?s there when I got there."  Chiquita was all dressed and ready to go off with him  ���womanlike3 curse her! He saw me coming. His  horse was there; He waited for me. Oh, the fellow  was game enough. I said nothing, but opened on hkn.  The girl being there must have made .me nervous, for  I missed my man for the first time."  "And then?"  ." Why, he pumped me full of lead before I could  .pull trigger. Hit me five times. Then he mounted  and swung the girl up in front of him. Old Ramon  came up and opened on him. I got up and followed  suit. He got back at us once���his last cartridge���  and caught Ramon, for I heard him groan. Then  ^the tenderfoot >elled and rode off. Boys give me  a big drink.     I'm done for."  And when they brought the drink a fast chilling  corpse was all that was left of Pete from Denver to  ���drinkit.  And Chiquita?  Chiquita went to a convent in St. Louis, and left  there four "years later a cultured and magificent  beautiful woman.  She will be pleased to receive any of Mr.  Herries'  friends at her  lovely  home,  and  if you succeed in  , pleasing her she will tell you of that awful night at  Picture   Canyon   when  a   tenderfoot showed   how  tenderfeet can fight when a sweetheart is at stake.  And old Ramon?  When they looked for him, he was gone. Nor  was he or Edward Herries ever seen again in Picture  ���Canyon.  Carlyle and Disraeli.  Magnanimity superior to his own could shame  even the dogmatic Carlyle. The man whose arrogance of opinion never permitted him to take anything back once had to confess that a Jew had disarmed his bigotry and changed his insulting prejudice into gratitude and respect.  Disraeli, whom he had often reviled in speech and  in print, had every reason to know how bitterly  Carlyle despised him and his race ; and after he had  become the most powerful man in England he took his  revenge. It was the vengeance inflicted by a great  man who could forget his personal antipothiee upon  a great man who could not.  Recognizing the commanding intellect of the surly  philosopher and the lustre it conferred upon his country, the Prime Minister offered him the knighthood of  the Grand Cross of the Order ofthe Bath, and the  " good fellowship" pension once accepted and enjoyed  by Dr. Samuel Johnson and also by the poet  Southey.  Carlyle declined the title as being out of keeping  with the tenor of his" poor existence," and the pension because he was not in needy circumstances; but  the fact of the offer and the generous language in  which it was conveyed startled and subdued him.  He wrote frankly to Disraeli :  " Allow me to say that the letter, both in purpose  and expression, is worthy to be called magnanimous  and noble ; that it is without example in my own  poor history, and I think it is unexampled, too, in the  history of governing persons toward men of letters at  the present or at any time ; and that I will carefully  preserve it as one of the things precious to memory  and heart."  Subsequently he wrote to his friend, the Countess  of Derby :  *���' Mr. Disraeli's letter is really what! 'caTied.it,  magnanimous and noble on his part. It reveals to  me, after ail the hard things I have said of him, a  new and unexpected stratum of genial dignity and  manliness of character which I had by no means  given him credit for. It is, as my penitent  heart admonishes me, a kind of 'heaping coals of fire  on my head, and I do truly repent and promise' to  amend."  One needs no better evidence of the real greatness  of Carlyle than the promptness withr which he recognized this magnanimity, and the manliness with  which he acknowledged it.  SHORT  STORIES  The youngest son of President Roosevelt slipped  on a banana peel o'n his wav to school the other  day. The New York Journal has sent an artist to  get a picture of it.  Some people areincapable of magnanimity. After  Sir H>nry Irving's name had become a household  word, he one day, while coming out of his theater,  chanced to spy a former manager of his, Charles  Dillon, the actor, who, by the way, was envious of  Irving's success. Irving, delighted at seeing his former employer again, spok�� to him. Dillon turned  and carefully sized him up, presently remarking,  "You have the advantage of me, sir. Who are you?"  Irving quietly reminded him of the time when he had  supported him, but the old actor sternly professed  entire ignorance of the knight-player. After some  time, however, the name seemed to dawn upon him,  and he murmured, "Irving? Oh, yes, of course! I  do seem to recollect that name. And what are you  doing now, Irving?"  When President Roosevelt was a police commissioner of New York, in 1895, Dr. Ahlwardt, the anti-  Semitic agitator from Berlin, visited the metropolis.  Not a few of the New York anti-Semites came to  Roosevelt in alarm lest the Jews should rise and mob  the orator on the night of his first address, The  commissioner's response was to select from the whole  police force a squad of Hebrews whose physiognomy  bespoke their race most conspicuously; these officer *  he placed in charge of the hall where Ahlwardt waB  to appear, with a reminder that in this country of  free speech they could show their good citizenship in  no more striking manner than by protecting the very  man who had come to hurl contempt and abuse at  their people, The effect of this bit of corndey was to  make Ahlwardt ridiculous, and cause his whole crusade to fall pitifully flat. rnnimMtimmmtmtw  nam  ���mmm  10  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  o  The Slocan Drill reports: The  Arlington has things its own way  this week in shipping circles, no  other property figuring. It  sent out its regular quota of 240  tons, making a total of 4388 tons  for the year to date. The Enterprise is holding back preparatory  to the starting of the concentrator.  Unavoidable delays have"occurred  at the mill, preventing .the commencement of operations, but the  management expect to have things  running regularly before the end  of the month. They expect to  make heavy shipments. It has  shipped 540 tons this year.  Last year the exports from this division amounted to 2847 tons, made  up from 10 properties.    Following  is a list of the shipments this year  to date:  Arlington.................. ......    4388  Enterprise.........................     540  Two Friends   40  XJ l 0\j IX      JL     11 LI \j\Zr ���.������������   ���   ������������������    *����������������������  155  Bondholder   26  \j i X <l L/ luCt Li �����������������.��*���������������������   ��������������*   �����������  15  ^D \j%5\j \A x cL \j\J 1 ��� * ��      ���**���*���������������   ���������������*���������  10  a.   il vJC I Jl J, A ���������������������������*���������������   ������������������������    ��������  23  V & M  20  ��1j?XX1QY3 IQ8 . - - ���. ���   ���.��� ��������� ��� .. ��� ��� ���-.'���-"�� * v.  :'��������������� 2  Jl jL CL kJL 1 Is*' L/ 1J �����������������#�����      ��� ��������������#������ ������������^��������  12  Fourth of July......   -,         .1-T  JL (Xi JLXJ (% i XX \j. �����*�����������������������������*�����������    ��������������������������  ���:'/;��� A  ;':'-"'-.'.;\,/; ���������-'-'���������    .5243  Have you any money to invest?  if you ha ve there a re splend id opportunities in the mining world,  and this district is possessed of  many of those opportunities. But  the dubious methods of old are  - growing stale and people are awakening to the fact' that mining is a  dangerous gamble only because unscrupulous promoters make it so,  If you are going to go into the banking business tomorrow would you  hire a sailor to manage it for you?  Of course not. Well when you  are offered a mining investment or  mining stocks doe3 it ever occur to  you how silly you really are to pare  with your money before you know  anything of the proposition, or the  capabilities of the management, it  takes mining men to mine successfully, not green-whiskered farmers,  or bankers���men who issue drafts  on'eternity.' It is quite true that  all men had to learn the art of raining but they begun at the beginning.  The average stock company mining  man around here is at the beginning  of his end, They may learn some  day, but how about the innocent  stock buyer in the meantime, who  probably mortgaged his home or  gave up his years of earnings in the  false hope of acquiring sudden  wealth? Were these men or companies to hire practical mining men  and mine underground, well and  good, but how often is this the case?  The sooner there is more light  thrown upon this inflicted industry, the better for future mining.  The mining business is all right  and perfectly legitimate in every  particular. It is on the square  when soconducted. But the many  opportunites presented to promoters  for easy money from the ever  gullible investing public is almost  appalling. Even the simplest of  business methods and precaution  are scarcely ever exercised by stock  buyers. Experience comes high,  and apparently the only way to acquire it is to buy it.���Lardeau  Eagle.  There is more activity on Wild  Horse creek this season than for  several years past. The placer  mines are in active operation and  a large output of yellow metal is  expected. Quartz mining , has  been extensively carried on and the  present year has witnessed great  changes in the mining situation.  Work has been resumed on the  Dardanelles with a small force and  soon sm al 1'shi p.men is wi 11 be m ad e  from the vein of dry ore now being  developed. For the present ho  shipments will be- made of the  silver-lead ores.  The Molhe Hughes is to be opened  up at once. An ore car, rails, steel  and blacksmith's ouifit are being  taken up to the mine, and when  (he blacksmith's shop is in readiness and the track hdd work will  go ahead rapidly. It is estimated  that there is $36,0.00 worth of ore  blocked Out. ���Sandon Mining  Review.  The Republic mine, at Republic,  is to resume operations in the near  future.  Two electric drills have been installed in the Payne mine.  Jhe most satisfactory reports are  received from iheLardo.  The ore shipments over the Kaslo  & Slocan continue very good. With  only a few of the mines shipping  the Whitewater and Slocan Star  arestill holding their own.  The McDonald mines, in East  Kootenav, hope to ship between  2,000 and 3,000 tons of ore this  winter.  It is understood on excelled  authority that the deal for sale of  the Standard smelter at Boundary  Falls to eastern parties has fallen  thiough for the present,  1  ;  Thanksgiving      Day     Excursion  Rates.  For thanksgiving Day all C. P.  R. Agents will sell return tickets to  and from all points in local territory at fare and one third. Tickets  will be sold on-Nov. 26th 27th 28th  good to return til Nov. 30th,  J,S, Carter,     I). P    A,  Nelson.  KOOTENAY  COFFEE CO  Coffee Roasters  Dealers  in  Tea and Coffee  We are offering at lowest prices the best |  grades of Cej'lon, India, China and Japan j  Teas. !  Our Best Mocha and Java -Coffee per |  pound.  \.$   ^0  Mocha and Java BJend,'8 pounds."...-. 1 00  Choice Blend Coffee, 4 pounds.  1.00  Special Blend Coffee, 6 pounds.......:. I 00  Rio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds  '1 '00 t  Special.Blend Ceylon rea, per p-nmd.    30 I  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  '��v  KOOTENAY COFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P. O. Box 182.  WEST     BAKER    STREET,    NELSON  WADDS BROS.  TOGRAPHERS  Vancouver and Nelson  BAKER STREET, NELSON,   B.  C.  With Comfort  FOR YOTJK  VIA  EFFECTIVE I3TH OCTOBER  Will operate, in add I lion to  usual equipment,  Tourist Sleeping Cars  ON  Crow's Nest Section  LEAVING KOOTEINAY LANDING:  im.nuYVS' i ToB(" PfOilvhiHoo Jjlno,  Friday j    To Toronto,   Montreal,   Bom I on  onlv      j   and IntornuHllnto points,  For Berths, Tlekots, Time TaMos and full  Information apply to loon I agents,  ,), R.OA.RTEK,  J.) I Hi., Pass, Atft,,  Nolson.  K, ,T. COVLK,  A, CI, T, A.  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