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Array *   ,,-^i _~  J. A.  t ���niMT^TMii-nrifl it iittfii  ^  d\ i. nt^m**) a sm��*'k__i id t *��� im Anii in i  *���  ..7..S3.   ^T,  7H..f. ���|..|^| ,  t                a                        ���^j  -_ "~ _        *  -  ��� ,, n        f  "��� 7t      '���-    ���'- ~  ii       i -f   -aO-J,.,,.  Jgfe~  ____!  ________<  - ij  //  '.f  w     ���   I.-  ������ ' '���-A  , /     ���  B  -A.  VOLUME VI.  NELSON, B. 0., SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1903.  NUMBER 46  TBE IVST  To Take up Her Home in New  France.  THE    ISLE    OF   DEMONS.  Story of the Punishment of Marguerite de Roberval by the  Viceroy.  Twelve years before the  Pilgrim  Fathers disembarked at  Plymouth  in 1620, the lily-strewn  banner of  France was planted   on   the   headlands  of   Quebec.    To   the infant  colony came, from time to time,  a  few women from the mother country. These heroic souls, the pioneer  women of Canada, had aa romantic  lives, were as noble in aims and as  fervent in sacrifice as the nineteen  women of the Mayflower.    The his-,  tory of many of   the Canadian women can never be written, for they  left no record   of their  endeavors.  The annals of a few have been preserved, but they   are little  known  outside the land  wherein they labored   and   died.     Hard   and unlovely as was their  lot, the  aroma  of romance as well'as mystery lingers about their names, now all but  forgotten.  Miss Mary Sifton Pepper has  gathered into "Maids and Matrons  of New France," all that can be  gleaned from history relative to  these heroic worneh, who left the  luxuries of France to endure the  rigors of Canadian winters among  savages. Their coming was due to  the urgent cries for women's help  sent back to la belle France by tho  missionaries, nnd most of these who  came were actuated by the purest  of religious motives.  The first home established in  Canada involves.a tragedy, that of  Marguerite do RobervaT, which has  been preserve^tq'usjntho writings  of Andre Thevet, w.ho gives it in  these words :      ',..  "Ono boa,utiful.spring dny in tho  year 15-12 a haughty vicoroy's Hhip  was pursuing its' way ucross the  Atlantic. Suddenly it stopped opposite- a lonely island. Tlio yicoroy  had just been informed of a guilty  intriguo botwoon his niece, Mnr-  guorito do Roborval, and a young  cavalier of his company, libelled hy  tho old nurno, BnsUonno. His punishment was swift and torrible. A  boat containing tho two womon, a  low BtoroH nnd four Fronoh barque-  buso, was lowered and pushed  away. Tho lovor jumped overboard, swam diligently in itswalco,  and ronchod tho shore of tho island  at tho eamo timo as tho oooupunts  of tho boat. Thon tho threo cxllos,  turning thoir fnoos to tho soa, saw  with agonized hearts tho forbidding  hulk of tho vicoroy's ship movo oil1  nnd loavo thorn to thoir fiito. On  to tho flhoroB of Now fou mil and, the  groat Siour do Roborval, pursued  hiu way, thoro to moot tho master  pilot of his ago, Jacques Curtior,  and with hiin found a colony  whioh would porpotunto Iho name  of Franco in tho Now World."  Do Roborval'rf attempts at soltle-  mont proved disastrous and Iho following your ho rolurnod lo Franco,  Hailing past tho Isle of Demons���: s  it camo to bo culled���regardIobh of  tho falo of tho oxiIon thoy had left  thoro.  Mnrguorito hud noon a representation of tho island in an old chart  which hung on tho walls of the  iohatoau iu l'ienrdy, where sho had  lived with her uncle. ''Devils,  with horns, wings and tail?, stalked  | about and flew like bats through  the air, horrible monsters floated in  the waters ; even the savages hurried fearfully past. Basque fishermen in search of cod had heard  strange sounds there���wailing  voices, groans, fiendish shouts and  bacchanalian revels���which caueed  them to cross themselves and flee in  terror. Many a time Marguerite  had stood fascinated before this  picture and had lifted up her heart  in thankfulness to the Virgin that  the great ocean rolled between ber  and this haunted spot.  "Yet it was here that she and  her lover, with no priest to consecrate their union, established their  home. Their number was soon  augmented by the advent of a  child. After a few months death left  Marguerite alone to battle with her  fate. She hollowed out with her  own hands the graves of husband,  child and nurse, and then began a  struggle for life."  By day she roamed in  search of  game, with her gun over her shoulder ; by night she   barricaded   her  cabin door to   keep out   the  bears  that roamed the island and the demons she thought she saw  peering  through    the chinks of   the   wall.  Ouce she saw far out at sea a canoe  of Indians approaching.    But their  savage, painted faces and gleaming  tomahawks    filled   her   with   her  greater terror than the demons and  she   fled   shrieking   to her cabin.  The Indians, turned  swiftly   back.  They thought   her   the   wife of the  Manitou, the source of all their ills.  Two years passed  and Marguerite still  remained   alone upon   the  island.    Her stores were long   ago  exhausted;    she    was    frequently  obliged   to   bite the   fresh   young  twigs of tbo trees in lieu  of better  food.    One October  clay, Eome Ma-  loine fishermen,   setting out  from  the banks on the   homeward  journey, saw smoke curling up from the  shores of the haunted island. They  could dimly discern the figure of a  woman clad in   rngged skins.    She  was beckonfng to them.  She might  be an evil spirit luring them to destruction.    Thon   an  old sailor re-  SON  wobb  EBERTS   AND   WELLS   CAST ASIDE.  Is Party Line Government  Failure ?  ARE   TORIES COWARDS ?  Hon. William Wallace Bruce Mclnnes will Probably be Called  Upon to Form a  Government==Grits in the Saddle.  called the s ory of Do Iioberval'e  niocc, and they hastened to tho island.  Thus was Marguerite d�� Roborval  rescued after an exile of two years  and five months. Hor uncle's  wrath still pursued her on hor ro  turn to France, and sho waa obliged  to hide horself in an obscuro villago until De lloborval's second expedition to tho new world, from  whioh ho novor returned. After  four of his return wiih quite ovor  sho camo from hor siolu&ion and  lived to a good old ago in pence  and happiness.  Such wiib tho history of tho first  whito woman   resident of Canada.  In 1008 Champlnin founded Quo-  hoc, tho firat permanent settlors in  Canada. Ono of tho most promin-  of tho emigrants who settled thoro  was Louis Hobort, whoi=o wifo,  Damo Hebort, nccompaniod him  among tho first oolonintH who camo  to mako thoir homo in Now France.  Thoir daughter, Anno Holier), mar-  riod a young trader named Stephen  .Touqucflt. This was tho first marriage ccromony per for mod in Canada, nnd it occurred two and a linlf  years earlior than tho HrnL marriage colobratod in Now England,  Hobort's second daughter married  Monsieur Couillard two yonrH later,  and many prominent Canadian  families claim dosccnt from Guille-  motto Coui'lnrd, whoso family namu  iH porpotuatod in Ooulllurd sired,  ono of tho ancient BtrooWi of old  Quebec.  Tho Siour Hobort. tcolc up a true!,  of land   just   outsido   tho  fort and  _(<.(iiilJiuu.il (ui i'Hjju Koiir.) /  Premier Prior anticipated the report of the special committee  appointed to investigate the Columbia & Western land scandal, and  on the day previous to the reassembling of the House he asked  for the resignation of tr?o of the  ministers most intimately aFSociat-  ed with that deal���Messrs. Eberts  and Wells. The two ministers  were not disposed to accept their  degradation without a protest, but  were without anyone to defend  them.  The letters which the ' Premier  sent to the Attorney-General and  Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works were very similiar in character. He upbraided them with  the course they had pursued in  connection vvith the Columbia &  Western matter, and oddly enough  laid particular stress .upon the inefficiency of the two departments.  In his letter to Mr. Eberts, the  premier alluded to the course ofthe  Attcrney-Genoral on bill 16, and  said he expected the Attorney-  General, if he was unable to support that measure to resign.  This act on the part of tho  premier was taken by the two ministers concerned as merely an attempt on ihe part of Col, Prior to  place tho onus of responsibility belonging to all on the shoulders of  two, and to entrench himself atthe  expense of the other ministers.  Scarcely had the.two.an'nisters  beon dismissed when the'situation  was further complicated, by the  resignation of tho Provincial Secretary, Hon. W. W. B. .McInnoV.'  Mr. Mclnnes gave no.rcaeon for.  his resignation, but it ia generally  bolioved that there is somo kind  of a secret understanding between Mr. Martin and tho Into  Provincial Secretary. In tho  Houso on Wednesday afternoon,  Mr. Mclnnes explained that ho  hud that morning placed his resignation in tho hands of tho premier.  That resignation so fur as ho was  concerned was final. Referring lo  tho political turmoil which has  long distrcHHod tho province, ho Jind  tried his host to keep lhe government together and capable of upo-  fiilnose.    It was evident now, how  ever, lhat its usefulness as a govommont, had gono, and thoro wan  only ono thing for it to do, and  that was to rotiro. If it was not in  a position lo curry on the govommont with dignity, it should stop  down and action ho taken to facilitate an immediate election, and an  election upon parly  lines.  Ho bolioved such a definition,  and such notion to be tho only solution of British Columbia's dilli  cuity. Ho would do what ho could  uh a private member to assent, tho  government in the passage of supply, nnd he felt certain lhat the  majority of the Houso would agree  with him that a certain portion ol  legitimate supply at all events  should bo granted���-not, necessarily  nil the estimates iih presented by  the government, nn Home might,  properly ho contention.',   but (such  as all would agree to be necessary,  and having done this other matters  might be left until a legislature  could meet capable of carrying oh  the business of the people more  satisfactory to the people.  Hon. D.'M. Eberts's political life  began with his election tc-the'legis-  lature in 1890. At the election of  1894, 1S98 and 1900 he was returned: From 1893 to 1S98 he  filled the office of Attorney-General  in the Turner government untilits  dismissal. In 1900 he accepted  the same office in Hon. J. Duns-  muir's government, and retained  his "portfolio when Col. Prior became Premier. '  Hon. W. C. Wells was elected to  the House in 1S96. In 1900 he  was appointed Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works on the organization of the>Dnnso,.:uir's government. He waa swrn in.amem-  ber of the Prior cabinet on November 22nd, last year.  Hon. W. VV. B. Mclnnes entered  the Prior administration as President of the Council last ^November.  When D. Murphy resigned his portfolio as Provincial Secretary a few  days after being sworn in, Mr. Mclnnes was appointed to tho vacancy.  The meeting of the House on  Wednesday wns probably the most  dramatic.sitting in tbe history of  the province. All the members  were in their places except. Mr.  Eberts, who quietly lounged.ih and  sat in Mr. Price's Ellison's place,  The galleries woro crowded.  . Col. Prior mado a lengthy etalo-  'ment. Hosaid ho thought it was  of great importance to tho province.  Ho said he joined the Dunsmuir  Government on the distinct'understanding that he had. n railway  policy in connection with tho nor-  thorn portion of the provinco. Last  session, though subsides woro voted,  no sign, of pick and shovel in mil-  way construction was to bo seen, aa  tho subsides woro not sufficient to  induce capital to tnko tlio propositions up, Thon ho traced tho history of tho grants, reilerating his  strong concurrence in tho cancellation of the grants.  Ho had also to announce that  Mr. Mclnnes had handod in  bin resignation. Tho Premier said  he had not accepted Iho same, but  had asked him to remain a while  longer, nnd'Mclnnes hud consented  to do so to pass Iho estimates and  a few unopposed bills,  Ho hitt) also asked the Governor  if he would give him a dissolution.  The Governor lindHiiid he would do  so any  would  nsl  ply   first."  timo he  asked  for   it, but  him to try to "got mip-  The I'romier then  pointed out how iieees-sury it wuh to  do so, having thnt promise,  Mr. Martin interjected to ask for  a more specific statement regarding  dissolution, Should the House  vole want, of confidence, would lhe  Governor still grant dissolution, lie  wanted to know,  Tho Premier replied that the  Governor had promised dissolution  in any ovonf,  Mr. Martin asked if that was a  specific promise.  Col. Prior said that if the House  wanted to defeat him, let the members do so. He would still go to  the Governor and get dissolution.  Mr. Mclnnes then made an explanation as outlined above.  Mr. Eberts engaged in a lengthy  defence of himself, explaining that  he had been asked to tender his resignation, which he had done this  morning. He could not do so before, because the Ministry was arraigned before the committee. The  Premier knew he was honest in his  opposition of Bill No. 16, and the  majority of his colleagues thought  his course was an honest one.  0  Mr. Eberts threw back in the  Premier's face tbe ecomiums thrown  on him by the Premier, because he  knew in his inmost heart he was  insincere. The people.of the country knew and had always known  that Col. Prior's attitude to him was  that he was a "creature of circumstance." He was not afraid. He  was satisfied with any verdict the  committee might bring in.  He said he did not res gn voluntarily, because he did not want the  committee to think  ho was  afraid.  Then Hon. Mr. Prentice made  what was perhaps the moBt blackguarded Ij', cowardly speech ever  heard in tho British Columbia Legislature. , He made a scurrilous  attack on Mr. W. J. Taylor, who,  of course, had no  meanB of dofend-  For  Answers    to   the     Foregoing  Qurstions  Read   Files of  the Tribune.  ing himsolf. If tho reports of Mr,  Prentice's speeches bo truthful, he  never more should bo pormittod to  sit in tho Legislature. His offensive language stamped him aB n  porson utterly lacking in everything that goes to mako a man.  Mr. Wolls attempted lo dofond  himsolf, and tho administration of  his department.  The Government was defeated on  a motfon to adjourn until Thursday at 2 o'clock on a voto of 17 to  15, Dunsmuir voting with the  opposition.  Upon tho result of tho voto being  declared, Colonel Prior immediately rose and ndmitted defeat, and  said that he would feel it his duty  to ask ihe Lieu ten nut Governor to  come down on Thursday at 2 p. m,  and dissolve Parliament.  When tho Houso mot on Thursday, there was another scandal to  investigate. Tho premier was do-  foated a second time, and wont to  tho Lionlonanl-Govomor to acquaint him with what hud taken  place. His Honor handed him a  letter he had received from Smith  Curtis, saying thnt charges would  ho preferred ngivinst the first minister with respect lo a contract  awarded .10. G, Prior by the provincial government in connection  with the Chimney Creek bridge,  His Honor could not grant dissolution until those charges were investigated, The premier returned,  and a commitlen reported on Friday, but thero iIooh not seem to bo  much in tho charges,  A report reached Nelson this  af'oiiii.on to the effect that Mr.  Mel lines would undoubtedly he  called upon to torm a government.  This will place tlie Liboralu in tho  Huddle.  If  there   is   one    characteristic  more than   another    which     Mr.  Houston claims to have abnormally  developed, it is his unswerving  devotion   to   principle.    Other   men  may change, but Mr. Houston,  according to his  own : story,  started  out in life with a   well defined  set  of   principles   and precepts,  from  which he has never for one moment  departed.    Let   us  consult -. the oracle, and see how far Mr. Houston  can make good his claims for distinction in  this  respect.    On   Friday,  March   16,  1900, representative   Conservatives    of   Kossland,  Nelson, Ymir, Trail and Boundary  points held a convention in Nelson.  In   the   issue   of   the Tribune  of  March   19,' 1900,    Mr.     Houston  demonstrated   his   claim to honor?  at  the disposal of Conservatives in  the following language :.  "The Conservatives of Kootenay  have endorsed Charles Wilson, of  Vancouver, as the leader of the  provincial Conservatives, but they  refused to affirm the 8-hour plank  in the Wilson platform. The only  logical deduction which can bV  made from this is that the Kootenay Conservatives do not regard ai^  sincere their leader's advocacy ol  the eight-hour law. In this'thf  great majority of tho electors wib  agree with them."  Further on occurs the following :  "When a political party is so divided upon the chief issue in a campaign that it dare not publish tin  convention speeches of its members,  it is not entitled to tho confident  of the electors. It is idlo for the  Conservative party of Kootonay te  attempt to ride both horses in tin  eight-hour controversy. The oight-  hour law is either a good or a bad  t-hing. Tho pooplo of tho Kootonay  want mon who have sulliciont courage to take a stand upon tho question. It would havo boen bad  enough if tho Kootenay Consorvn  lives had como out openly and  championod tho causo of tho mine-  owners. Then thoy could at least  bo credited with some courage ; bin  as matterH stand thoy aro before  lhe pooplo as a body of mon who  either lack the judgment to puss  upon tho merits of an isHiie, or to  tako a stand onco thoir judgmeu1  has been arrived at. It matters  littlo to tho electors whioh has been  the case,"  After thus analyzing tho aims  and objects of tho Consjrvativo convention, Mr. Houston proceeded to  demonstrate tho utter fallacy of the  party-lino argumont, and horo are  tho words of tho sago and philosopher :  " 'Wo will novor have good govommont until wo adopt party  lines,1 is the cry of the party-line  men. If this is true, why is it that  ���ho government, of Ontario has been  so bad for n >; i uu.-r of a century V  It has been bad, for have not such  good Conservative.! an Meredith and  Whitney so doolarod for years. Tho  govommont of Quebec Iuih been  (liHgrnoi)ful at times, or the party  loaders have boon untruthful. The  government of Manitoba ban been  bad, or Hugh John Macdonald  would not now be in office. Vet  all three provinces have been governed on party lines. If the above  aroHlatomontu of facts, what would  likely bo the result in this province  were party lines adoptee! V The  party that gained power would bo  denounced as unfit to govern by  the party that failed in securing of-  i fice, just as the Turner crov d han  denounced the Semlin ciowd.  Party dcee not make men eiiher  capable or honest, in or out of office."  Let us now consult the Tribune  files for Mr. Houston's estimate of ,,'  the Conservative leader. On April  19, 1900, the following paragraphs  appeared in the editorial columns  of the Tribune :  "What a sorry spectacle the  would-be leaders of the Conservative party are making of themselves. Sir CharleB Hibbert Tupper one day favors party lines; the  next day he is opposed to party  lines ; and the next day does noi  know where he is at. Charles Wil- ��  son, Q. C, one day stands flatly on  the New Westminster platform and  writes letters saying that he�� will  stand or fall on that platform ; a  month afterwards he repudiates  one of the main planks of the platform ; and before election day he  will not know if he is even a follower of the grand old Conservative  party. Tupper and Wilson are no  longer leaders; they are wobblers."  On the same day  Mr.  Houston  wrote in his paper1: /  "Charles Wilson, lawyer, of Van-'"  couver, the would-be leader of the  Conservative party, is' a reactionist. He would repeal the eight-  hour law and bring about another  conflict between labor and capital  in the one section that has made  the province what it is to-day. Tbe  people of the mining districts will  do well to let severely- alone'the  party candidates of = the Liberals  and Conservatives. They are all  tarred with the some stickA They  are all mere agents for corporations  and none of them have any Uce'for  any person except the employer of  labor." -_.v A  After reading  the foregoing, one  might  be excused for  questioning  Mr. Houston's claim, to be regarded  as a Conservative.    When it is con-  si dered that these attacks'.'on Conservatives and the Conservative policy were written exactly three years  ago,it is difficult to understand what  has brought about the change in  Mr. Houston's   way of   thinking,  and why  his friends insist that he  should   be   regarded   as a lender  among  the Conservatives.     If  he  would he content  to remain  as a  worker in tho ranks, perhaps very  little objection could bo found, but  when ho insists  in thrusting  himself forward aa a   parly   boB1, he  must be checked.    To-day, through  his   paper ho  presumes to,tell lifelong  ConsorvafiveB bow and when  they  shall select their  candidate,  and hocauso they  resent   this   im-  portinonco, they aro hold-up In  tho  street    and    openly    abused    by  somo of tho half-dozen  men  who  still ecom proud to wear tho Houston collar around their necks.  Mobbi-h. Frank Clayton O. A.  Place nnd Miss Mnybello Thompson nsHifitod by local talont, will  givo My Uncle from Japan, a 3-act  iarco comedy, at the Opera Houso,  next Thursday evening, in aid of tho  Nelson lacrosso club. Ure. Dr.  Armstrong,and Miss Manhart, and  Mohhiu Manhart and Charlio  Iliolly will assist.  Tho -British Lion Co., of Owon  Sound, have a deal on for tho purchase of about 75 acres along Porcupine Creek, whioh will ho util-  i/.ed as a mill site as soon ns nr-  riingoinentH are completed. They  will opornto on a largo scale,  The mnny friends of Mrs. .Toni.lo  10. Harris of KiihIo will bo sorry to,  learn that it is again necessary for  her to undergo anothor severe operation. She is now under the medical care of Dr. IOrneft Hall of Victoria and will on the 2nd of .Tune  enter Dr. Hull's sanitarium nt Vancouver. It in only IT) months since  Mrs. Harris went through a flovoro  operation in St. Louis, under Dr. A.  O. Bernay, and it in to be hoped  thut thin time the operation will  prove HuecoHiiful and rostoro hor to  health nnd etrongth again.  %-  WtW��M��MW!!WIWW^^  H K��mlfl��W��B* H-yWHrff B^CTIMW^WMWBWBiWmffWf.. IWtW  s**n Fit^fwi^^aw^w^w*^  ��p����wwmtwwww.^^ -=3  __ r~��rrr .^t**-***.t --��ir-ii ri nrTf ' "V   - ���-.tea.-  -- ��-���    j,,      -*~ ��� "?*  4-  irifk. ,r ii rf-f1"-'-'  THE   NELSON    ECONOMIST  t-  The Nelson  Economist  Published every Saturday afternoon at  VFBSfOU Si-beet, Nelsox, B. C.  $i.oo Per Year Strictly in Advance  Advertising rates made known on application.  Address all communications, "Publisher of Thk Xklsox  Economist. Kelson, B. C."  NOTICE.  All changes in advertisements to  insure insertion should reach this  office not later than Thursday at  12 o'clock.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  After, three or four months ol almost superhuman effort to hang on to office, the government of Premier Prior  has  collapsed, two of  his ministers having been kicked out of office,  and ft third deserted to hunt for bigger game.  The rock on which the  government split, was  what iB now known as the Columbia & Western  scandal, and  strange   as it may  seem,  many of the leading lawyers of the province  incline to the belief that the orgical grants of  the blocks in  dispute  were made in keeping  with the Subsidy Act and that the courts will  uphold the C.P.R. company in Ub claim for the  blocks in question.    And there are many who  express the opinion  that the cancellation of  the grants by the government .was simply, a  breach of good faith. v  However, this is a matter for the courts to  determine. What most concerns the public  now is the political mix-up at the capital. D.  M. Eberts was dismissed from the tottering  Cabinet, not .so much on account of his connection with the Columbia & Western deal, as  in response to get rid of a man wbose usefulness was gone. With ability equal to that of  any man in the province, Mr. Eberts made  poor use of his opportunities, and when dismissed from office did not carry with him the  sympathy of half-a-dozen of tbe men who were  once his friends. No man in the; province is  so impoverished, so far as having friends is  concerned, as David McEwen Eberts. When  dismissed from office in 1898, he had friends  everywhere, who continued to feature him until he was returned to office, but , to dny he iB  politically dead, without friends and without  hope of resurrection.  Mr. Wells may he said to  have committed  political suicide.   The evidence did not sustain the chnrgo that he  had  been  guilty of  wrongdoing in office, but his conduct was such  as to aroufo suspicion that there was more bo-  hind his acts than   appeared on  the (surface.  Tho contention that hia reason for retaining  tho patents to tho two blocks in question   was  because Mr. \V. J. Taylor had mn^le a certain  proposal to him in Montreal, and incidentally  tho refusal of tho company to  build  tho line  from Sponro'a bridge, wnB lamentuj.ly puorilo.  Mr. Taylor sworo positively thut ho had not approached  Mr. \Volio   in  the mnnper alleged,  and the evidence of others wont to show that  Mr. Ta: 1,r would havo no motive in doing eo.  In this particular wuh the evidence, of  Mr.  Wells flatly   contradicted.   Tho   latter also  declared that tho,patents for  the two  blocks  had novor loft  hie  possession.   Tho C. 1'. Ii,  o.liciulo swore that tho two grunts h]nd been In  possession of tho company for one night. Evidence adduced domonstraled conclusively thnt  tho Commisuionor ef Lands and Works was, if  nothing woreo,   an   incapable  and   untrustworthy olllcial, and unfit  to  hold  oflico even  in a govommont that wns doomed  to fall  in  twenty-four h>ii<rd.  Tho death of tho Prior government will not  bo mado an occasion for tho expression of  groat oorrqw. Tho publio will bo inclined to  accept tho loon with Christian (fortitude.  When Col. Prior nccoplod the premiership  vory fow bolioved that ho would be able to pull  tho ship of elate out of tl o n ire. Ah to tho  future, much depend on Lieutenant-Governor  Joly. Tho belief iu general that whatever may  bo tho lino of action of Ills Honor, it will he  takon with tho nolo aim of making a start in  tlu�� diiwoUott <'i i_oul government ior ttho proviso '    i  Ex-Mayor Ames, of Minneapolis, has been  sentenced to serve a term of six years in the  Minnesota   penitentiary.    Ames   was once a  leading physician of Minneapolis and its most  popular citizen.    He has an honorable record  as a surgeon in  tbe Civil War.    His downfall  came through his belief that  politics   may be  used as a graft insterd of as a duty.    He was  a Democrat so long   as the Democracy vjould  give him oflice.    In 1900   he  turned Republican in   order to  get the   nomination of that  parly for his re-election as mavor.    As scon as  elected, he began to plun to loot the city.   His  brother,   trained in  the army of the Philippines-���was   made chief  of police, and   crime  was organized as a means  of revenue.    Gam-  blerp, "sure-thing" men, prostitutes, and even  burglars, were secured from   other cities   and  allowed to ply their trades unmolested as long  as they paid their regular weekly assessments.  Not until the   members  of   Mayor Ames' official family began  to rob F.ich other, and then  to quarrel, did the city awake and drive him  into flight.    The lesson of the Ames administration and downfall is  that the good fellow  wi h  rudimentary moral  convictions, and no  political convictions at all, should not go into  politics.    He will inevitably ruin himself and  injure and disgrace his supporters.  An amusing aftermath of King Edward's  Parisian visit comes in the form of the following story : The King, whom limitless practice in the long years of his heir-apparentship  made an expert in speech-making, invariably  composes his orations on the spot, and delivers them offhand. But mere reporters are not  admitted to state banqu ets, such as that  given at the Elyseo to the King by the president of the French republic. It followed that  when the King was asked for the text of his  speech for subsequent publication no text was  fortbcDming. His Majetty had finally to follow the ccurse cf lesser mortals and write out  his speech himself. And exactly the same  thing, according to the dispatches, occurred at  the Hotel de Ville. In this case the  telegram begging ; for tbe speech only  reached His Majesty at Portsmouth, and  he had thero and then to set to and write it.  One wonders what became of those two pieces  of copy', and whether they will appear in the  archives of the future.  Corruption in municipal politics is merely  the result of indifference on the part of the  people to the laxity of our legislators in regard  to their obligations to tbeir constituents.  When a legislator openly violates his obligations to bis country nowadays, he finds many  only too ready to defend him, and thus knowing that his delinquency will be condoned, he  does not hesitate in persisting in his evil  course. Indetd, Im failure to keep faith with  the public, is sometimes regarded as a mark  of ability. This being the case, is it any wonder that city councils, in time become corrupt,  which is the case in many cities in Canada?  An ulderman who plays sharp tricks is often  more thought of ; than the one who  is determined to maintain his credit with the  public. It is tho people who uro corrupt, and  what is worse, lhey have contributed towards  making a corrupt government and a venal  presa.-  Tho enthusiasm with which Vicloria Day  was celebrated throughout the Dominion,  shows tho nffect,ionnto remombranco in which  Canadians hold the name of the greatest sovereign tho world ever kntw���tho late Quoen  Victoria.  This bhould bo n good bummer in Nelson.  Tho building of the new court house, which  Mr. Houston pays ho has e.cured for us, and  tho unction of tho power plant, to whioh tho  "straight ticket" in solemnly pledged, moans n  largo expenditure of money.  The fiftieth anniversary of tho oponing of  the first railway in Ontario wuh celebrated on  the 10th of Mny.  Tho ppi-cch of lion. S. IT. lllnko in tho  Gamey invoutlgation occupied threo or four  pages of lhe Toronto Telegram. As might he  expected, Mr. Ulako quoted liberally from  Scripture.  If somo of tho burglars who broke into the  hmttfCH across lhe lake and carried < ff ihe contents aro discovered, it, would be well to mako  an example of them.  TourislH are pouring into Loh Angeles nnd  other Southern California rer-orta. A thousand or ho cop ion of the book got out by tho  Kootonay Tourist Amioinlion should bu din-  tributed al thoso pointp.  No matter how soon the election may take  place, lhe CouHorvulivoH of Nelson will he  roady. Mr. Lennie, ni/ioo his aelootioi. as  Coiimiv&iivo   utandard-bcjuer, hue not been  THE PROVINCIAL PRESS.  Fort Steele Trospector.  What premium would Lloyds demand from  Sir Thomas   Lipton to insure  the capture of  the cup ?  Ymir Mirror.  Look out for the dissolution of the provincial parliament, genllemen, and be prepared  tc select your representatives. The present  birds have fouled their nest and must be replaced by a different breed.  New Denver Ledge.  Tho lead industry needs a bonus, a protec-  tictive tariff or tbe U. S. import duty on lead  removed. It needs legislation along these  lines, but it needs something more than this  ���it needs a just and equitable smelter rate.  Moyie Leader.  Premier Prior may not have been implicated in the East Kootenay coal land muddle,  but the fact oi him allowing the implicated  ministers to continue holding office looks bad.  There seems to be but one way to do, and that  is to dissolve the government, appeal to the  country and reorganize.  Sloean Drill.  Cainda is experiencing more industrial disputes than at any previous time in her history. Were more attention paid by the legislators towards ameliorating tbe condition of  the masses and less towards further enriching  the classes, there would be no discontent  among the people and the country would truly  have a growing t me.  .Boundary Creek Times.  The evolution of Greenwood from a low-  grade to a high-grade mining camp has been  remarkably rapid. It is still less than a j'ear  since the work of systematically developing  the Providence began. The showing on that  property encouraged others. To-day there are  half-a-dozen high-grade properties shipping  ore.    But this is not all.  Trail Creek News. c  It is not too early for the unmarried men of  Trail to speculate on next year's poswibilities.  It will be leap year, the first we have had for  eight years, and undoubtedly many a gentle  maiden who has waited patiently but vainly  through these long years for the proposal that  never came,.will seize the firsf opportunity to  get even on their very timid admirers.  Phoenix Pioneer.  St. Peter���Who are you ?  Applicant���A resident of Phoenix.  St. Peter���Did you subscribe to  the  Pioneer ?  Applicant���Yes.  St. Peter���Di 1 you pay your subscription ?  Applicant���I forgot.  ^    St. Peter���B  Kootonay Mall.  Tho provincial government should push on  tho completion of the -Big Bend trail to  Canooriver as soon as possible. There ia no  work in the district more urgently required.  The revenue which the government is now  getting from the Big Bend between Beaver and  Revelstoke for limber fully justifies tho work.  Tho bulk of tho people who havo taken up  timber limits in that section have done bo  with a view to opornting them, and Iho government should leavo no stone unturned to  havo this important seotion of country opened  up.  Vernon News.  Tho investigation at Viotoria has as yet lod  up to no definite conclusion. Wo hold to tho  opinion that no good can como from tho press  piipsing a premature judgmont on tho matter  beforo all tho fuels havo beon mado plain, and  at proaont it eeems impossible to roach a safo  and satisfactory conclusion regarding tboouRC.  It Ib a good thing for tho provinco, howovor,  thnt tlio mattor hue boon vontilntod, and  though wo havo no groat regard as a rulo for  Mr, Olivor's uttorancop, ho certainly did good  Borvlco to tho country in bringing tho deal into  light.  Fernie Free Press.  Whilo tno grand jury wore preparing thoir  pritonlmont, it would havo boon wiso on thoir  part to havo reoommonded certain improvements in tho Fornlo gaol. Thero ib no doubt  that tho lack of accommodation for prlaoners  at this pluco in lo a certain extent responsible  for tho fact that thoro woro only four eont up  for trial on tho Coal Crook riot charge. If  Fornio iB the "bad" plaoo that tho grand jury  says it is, it in high timo lhat tho regular asoi/.o  court wan held here. Not only would a great  amount of expense hn imvod in i nil way fare  and wituoHsea' fees, but the grand jury boing  Ihon on tho ground would bo in a botter position to n:za up tho eiluation correctly in m alt-  iiijj a preaentmcnl treating of Una district.  13    U     S  Limited  SeasonableGoods  We are now showing a full range  of the following seasonable goods :  *f Our New Stock of  \  .i. is now complete and of the most beautiful  coloring and  designs. ^  I It will pay you to call and see our goods.    Our prices will suit the   \  T times.    Picture Framing and Room Mouldings. 'f  I  F. JB Bradley & Co,J:  linker Street, opposite Lawrence Hardware Co. ���>  You're right, they are perfect  beauties and as cheap as if they  were ugly ; we show colorings you  like in almost any design you may  fancy. Whether you're p:iper is a  success this year depends largely on  where the paper comes from. We  are tbe people to get it from. We  have the paper ; you need it ; we  want to sell it ; tbe price is right.  That about makes a bargain,  doesn't it ?  I  prices.  All the necessary supplies for printing, developing nnd mounting.  I����� ��� c:��^��j.jiuu�� a .tmi*miif..?____[  isxc:  Eastman Kodaks &. Cameras  From $i to #75, Films for every  size of Kodak, nnd all Kodak accessories including developing machines.  Fresh  Garden, Field nnd  Flower  nawi   y.rtjx.;  IS  DtiuiaM   Bhurji  in bulk tit Toronto Pricci.  for  Kootenay Valleys Co., Limited.  T. G. PROCTER, MANAGER, NELSON, B.C-  Farms from So acres upwards, well watered and timbered. Adjacent to good markets at=Cranbrook, Fort Steele, Elko, Fernie, Morris-  sey, etc.  The well known prairie ground on tbe Kootenay River, near Fort  Steele, is being subdivided and is especially suitable for Fruit, Vegetables, Hay and Oats, with good range for cattle adjoining.  Some fine Stock Ranches on the Kootenay and Elk Rivers. Lines  of Great Northern and Crow's Nest Railway within a few miles.  Terms���One-fifth down.    Balance in four years at 6 per cent.  Also excellent Fruit Ranch, about 30 acres, on Kootenay Outlet,  near Procter, iS miles from Nelson. About 7 acres under cultivation  with strawberries and fruit trees. Irrigation Ditch. A good  income paj-ing investment.  SOLE AGENTS  awson's Perfection Scotch |  EXTRA SPECIAL  i  1 ma  This whiskey, will please connoisseurs. . It is a high grade  well- *j*  attired spirit of excellent bouquet and except for age,  is  the same ��|.  1  E. Ferguson & Co., Nelson, B. C. �����  *j*quality as Dawson's Old Curio (Over 20 years old).  T CASCADE BEER  ,K BEGG'S LOCHiMiVAR  SOLE AGENTS FOR  TPkB  Ice Cream  cDonalcTs Confectionery  Baker Street, Nelson  E. KI. STRACHAN  Plumber and Gasfitter  Estimates Given  on General  Plumbing,  Sewer Connections,,Etc.  Baker Street, near Ward  Street, Nelson.  ��3>��SMe> �����><$.o^><$>^<>'��><!X> ���������������������������������������������������������#���������  JUST ARRIVED  n  iingbooos  Oftho Latest Fashions  Hi'Oli'li Twi'i'ilti, Landslide, Hlrallionua,  ri tl  luilwiii'p .Hi'i'K.'N.    a lino lino nl'  l'llllllllfOt III' lUHHIII, Ml.Vll'H.  I'l'lei'H In milt 11io_t 1 n  Oil',I llllll MIOllll'lll,  lohn Smallwood  MERCHANT TAILOR  Ward St,, noit new P. 0. Eldn., Nelnon  LC  Notice To Dallnqucnt Co-Owner  To Ouoruo Nowoll or to wlinimumvc r li�� niny  luivo truiMforrwl IiIh InturuMtln tlio "Nowoll, '  "llolili.r Kliiu," "TmiiurHt'lc" imri "AnnloO."  Mluornl OIuIiiih, Hltiuitu on Whito (.Iroimo  Mountain, (lout Klvor MIiiIhk DIvIhIoii or  Wont, Kootonny Dim Hot,,  You nro lioroliy notltU'rt thnt wo liuvo ox-  1'ci doll for iiNHCHHinont, work and rocordliiK  lew mi Ilio nliovo named Mlnoral oIiiIiiih for  tlio punt, l.ni'oii yoai'H tlio Hum of Twolvo linn-  (li'i.diiml Thirty (SliliiO) DnllnrH, In ordor to  licjn l.lm mild ('lalniH undor tho pi'ovIhIoiih ol  Iho Mlnonil Act, and If within ninoty diiyx  IVom tho dato of IIiIh not loo you fall or rofiiNo  In coutrlhuto your proportion of hiicIi o.\pi<n-  iUIui'in toKothor With IhooohIh of uiIVui'UmIii,,,  your InioicHl. hiHiild mlnoral oIiiIiiih will ho-  i'iiiiio tlio proporl.y ontHiHuliNorlhoi'u under  (hu provlHloiiH or Hoot Ion four oi tho ''Mlnoral  Act. Ainondinont Aot, 1(1(10."  Dalod at, NoIhoii, 11.0, IIiIhi!7lh day ol Mnruli,,  num.  Iliruii HiJTiiKiir.ANn  .(OHN AVTON UlllHON  ll, Jl, Nior.r.  UKAIW.KM It. 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Jhf-mw 1   ^,U,(,'-W   J Si,y-i-<T,^iHtT"~to   *t   t.H   ,|MnW||>W-��J titt*   -*I|*-it -1   ���wfri*  1  r,    ��   ,      ,r    ���    ,i       .,.f.��,.,.r��    M.   t.-      ^        .   r,    �����r, ,    '���--   '  Jl III        ���    I'  i     ~,,ill 1*W*I * ,   ,      ^.l��^,,.Ait,   ,   ,   .Mr.,1  II III,I  ^B^^m,HW^W^^^riWW^^fyr.^y��^��^,W^WW^^^fr,HP^I^*ffl**^  r  , A/,,h,. ,4��t >-*��.  ��"  -^-v *}irt,rfi    "m- J  !-���������� I I- *  SyJ  fa-  ~JUX  m  ~  >��  - -"'Tb  ;��-��"������"���"������"* ��������� -  ______  ���5h !  e~ _      -a  Jl  y _y*?-  Jf'    w  THE   NELSON    ECONOMIST  ODDS AND ENDS.  SPEAKING  THE  SHIPS.  Cntrflveled dweller by the haven sido,  I saw the great ships come, s ijoum a day.  Then sat thetr eager sails, tht-ir anchor weigh  And  give  themselves  to   rucking  wind  and  tide.  I Epake them aot, nor they to me replied  Of whero their ��o!d and lonely jourruy lay.  Now, since my lips have tasted midsca spr:iy,  In   common  speech  I hail   those wanderers  wide.  To this, "Proud Bcotia gave thy ribs to thee!"  To this, "Thy  masts have  known   the Apennines!"  Or,   "Tagua   empties  where  thy fraao  was  planned 1"  Or, "Say, thon gallant ono, If true it be,  Thou  hither   camst   with  hoard  ot    Levant  wines  And  dulcet  fruitB  from  many  u sun  loved  land!"  ���Edith M. Tbom.ia In Century.  Beconla Culture.  Begonias of all kinds grow best in a sol]  that is qulto rich, somewhat sandy and  porous. A soil that is heavy, s-ojr^y and  apt to becomo sour cannot be rusi>d with  good results. Tho matter of drainago is  also an item in tho culture of begonias not  to bo overlooked. In potting tho plants  provido amplo drainago by placing broken  pottery, cinders or somo Buch matter in  tho bottom of the pots.  Flowering begonias can bo bedded out  In tbo summer with success, if plenty of  water is given and a fairly sunny,.warm  location selected for the bed. Thoso of tho  Ilex type will do best if plunged in a partially shaded location. Both classes should  bo protected from hot, drying winds and  Bhould never bo allowed to suffer for want  of water.���Woman's Ilome Companion.  xuo nxotvjis.  Tit* RCssian calendar is full of saintf*  flays ��uid of holidays of every kind, and  tvan would sooner see his hay or his  oats rot upon the ground than do a  atroko of work upon any day which offers the smallest canonical excuse for  remaining idlo. Then there is "the  drink." This is the darling vico of the  Country and tho real cause of the poverty of the peasant classos and of half  tho misery that exists throughout the  land.  Tho fields remain half cultivated because Ivan cannot spare tho time to go  out to work, and his really exemplary  wifo cannot do it all, though sho does  her best, because of the small children  at homo. As for Ivan himself, he is in  the kabak, or drinking shop, and cannot  be expected to tear himself away for  |ny very prolonged period, for all his  friends aro thoro, and why should he be  tho exception?  If any money comes in by tho sale  of hay, or oats, or milk, or anything  elso, tho monopolist who keeps the villago drinking shop knows well enough  what becomes of it; so perhaps dooa  Ivan, but it is quite certain that poor,  patient, hardworking Masha, his wife,  and tho small children see nothing of it.  Thoy havo their lump of black bread  for dinner, and peAaps a particlo of the  lame is left over for supper, and that is  good enough for them. Ivan lives on  Yodka chiefly and leaves most of the rye  bread for his family, but occasionally  o he indulges in a wooden bowlful of  " Boheo, which is a kind of cabbago soup,  or toya with a trifle of salted herring.  Ho la no groat cator.���Chambers' Journal.  Nature's Silver Works.  The process by which nature forms  such accumulations of silver is very  interesting.  It must b�� romemborod that tho  earth's crust is full of water, whioh  percolates everywhere through tho  rooks, making solutions of elomontB obtained from them. Thoso clioinical solutions talco up small particles of tho precious motal whioh thoy flucl scattered  hero nnd thoro.  Sometimes tho colutions in question  nro hot, tho water having got so far  down ns to bo sot boiling by tho internal hoat of tho globo. Then tlioy rush  upward, picking up tho bits of metal  as thoy go. Naturally hoat nfioists tho  porformaiico of this operation. Now  nnd thon tho streams thus formed, perpetually flowing hither and tliithor bo-  low ground, pass through tho (.-rucks or  cavitios in tlio rooks, whoro thoy deposit thoir loads of silver.  Thia is kopt up for n groat length of  timo, perhaps thousands of yours, until  tho llssuroH of tlio pocket uro .Wort up.  OmnuioH poriuonting tlio stony uiuhh in  ovory direction may booomo fllliul wilih  tho motal, or occasionally u olmmbor  may bo Htorod full of it, uh if u myriad  hands woro fetching tho troiisuro from  nil Hides nnd hiding uwuy u future,, bo  unii/.u for Homo lucky proHpoolor to dill-  oovor.���Pontwm'H Wuokly.  A Jhimo Jnmos Mold Op,  A. M. MoOoy of IIoiwcuvo, Ky., U  f unions throughout tho Ittuo Gross Htnto.  For about twowooro yours ho ownort thu  pUigooouoh linos botwoon Horsoonv*  und Mammoth ouvo and Glasgow mid  Mammoth cave. II" operated tlioiio Hnoa  nil through tho troublouH tlntos of tho  civil wiir. Of corn-no ho mob with many  liurrowing oxpnrlcnuoH during tho iinu',  and whioh ho likoM to toll,  Probably no Incident uainiootoil with  his onroor in moro thrill Ing tliun tho  hold up of ono of his stugoH by .Iohuo  Jiuuom und throo of hiu "puis" Homo  timo blink In tho hovoiiUun. This inol-  donli in doHorlbod In ono of tho stories of  Clin I; notorious highway man, It oounvrotl  fliirly 0110 inornlng. Whim tho Htngo wuh  iilioul hnlf way linfcwoim Hormu'iivo and  JSIinnmoth ouvo, four nmn tqining out  from lb" ni��h> of iho rond nml ordorod  tho di'ivor lo halt. Ouo of tlio mnu  tiiuiglit tlio lioi'fuin and Mm ollim-l.lmo  drow plHtobi and held thorn ul, flin bends  di' Iho drlviu'iuid jiuHaoiinnrs. Tlio driver  of oourmi did mi imli'it'il, mid tho nun  jirnonmlort to hoiik'Ii thu puwumgmu laV-  orything of vuliio wan (akoii.  Ouo of tlio num rolibodwitu a man  named lloiiiidtroo, who wan wall kno^n  nt that timo. Ho hud u valuublo gold  wutoh, whioh .Innum conllMoutiMl for I1I.1  own hho. The Mmoplaao wiih hold V.'iy  dear by Ttoundlroo, nil it had been pro-  won toil him hy ox-Govoniiir Knott, who  wan at that timo a youiiK man. Tho no*  iorloivi Johiio c.uniod IhUi wutoh duvJiiQ  t3\9K&&0iti\\v'Mo  Tho Tallest tsndmsrlfc In the World.  The most important island in the Ca  nary group is Tei-erife, whose famous  mountain is known to navigators as ono  of tho most imposing landmarks in the  world. The mountain rises 12,18:2 feet  above the sea, tho peak having tho fcrin  of a sr.rar loaf. Considering the fact  that thu island is itself a mountain,  springing almost perpendicularly from  tho ocean, tho bottom of which is sis  miles be-low, Teucrife is the loftiest  I>vak in the world. Beside it Mont  Bhmo is a pygmy. Colopaxi, Kinchin-  jnnga and Mount Everest dwindle by  comparison. While all tho islands are  volcanic and all contain .evidences oi  very recent action, Teucrife is the onij  one which still continues in ernptiou.  Tho summit of .the mountain is a circular wall, inclosing a crater a mile it>  diameter and over 100 feet in depth.  From tho ofilng, aud even from the seashore, the sides of Tenerife seem as  though carved by hand, but tho im-  meuso size of the mountain is in proportion to this crater, ulthough it seems  incredible to the looker on that at the  mountain top there should bo ono of the  largest craters in tho world. The great  crater of Tenerife has been quiescent  ovor sinco tho island was rediscovered  by Europeans early in tho fifteenth century, but in scores of places on the  mountain sido thero aro smaller craters  which continually emit sulphurous  steams and gases and occasionally throw  out small (juaiitities of lava.- ' o  Sensible Arrangement.  What Sir Daniel Lysons believes to  havo been tho first caso of a settlement  of an "affair of honor" on tho Duke of  Wellington's plan is described by him  in his "Early Reminicences." It occurred in Halifax about the middle of tho  present century:  Ono day Captain Evans came to me  boiling over with wrath and indignation. Ho said he had beon grossly insulted by Captain Harvey, the governor's son, and begged me to act as his  friend. I agreed, provided ho promised  to do exactly as I told him. He consented;  I called on Captain Harvey's friend,  Captain Bourke, aud wo agreed to abido  by tho Duko of Wellington's order about  dueling, which had just then been  promulgated at Halifax.  Wo carried out our intention as follows: We mado each of our principals  writo out his own version of what had  occurred. We then ehoso an umpire.  Wc selected Colonel Horn of the Twentieth regiment, a clear headed and much  respected officer. With his approval we  sent him the two statements, and he  directed us to como to his house the following morning with our principals.  At tho appointed timo wo arrived and  wero shown into tho dining room. We  bowed formally to each other across tho  table and awaited the appearance of our  referoe. Colonel Horn soon entered, and,  addressing our principals, said:.  '���Gcntlemon, in tho first place, I must  thank you for having mado my duty so  light. Nothing could bo moro open,  genorous or gcutlomauliko than your  statements. Tho best advico I can give  you is that you shako hands and forget  that tho occurrence has ever happened. "  Thoy nt onco walked up to each othor  nnd shook hands cordially. Thoy were  tho host of friends over after.  Control of Tulsled llnuda.  Tho coutrol mon got over their hands  by constant prnotico was being discussed. Ouo cited tho caso of nn artist who  )�� afllictod with palsy so badly that ho  canuot convey his food or drink to his  mouth unaided. And yotthiH man with  pallet and brush in hand can paint as  woll as ovor ho could. Boforo his brush  touchus tho canvas his hand trembles  violently, but tho moment ho fools tho  brush touch his picturo his stroke bo-  oomoa firm and strong and j&M; what ho  desires io to bo.  Almost a parallel caso is that of n  veteran soldier woll known in Kansas  City, "Pog Log" Smith. Smith is now  In tho Soldiers' homo in Luuvonworth.  Whon in Kansas City, ho used to run n  cigar whool ut tho oity hull sqimro,  Smith oomoN to Kansas City IVoquent-  ly, and whon hero IUcoh to go to a shooting gallery cm Walnut strout and nhoot  at tho targets, Ho is n good ahot and  enjoys looking along n riflo barrel,  Smith has tho palsy in nn iihirming degree, Whon liorsiiHOH tho rido nml uinis  it ut tho target, it jerks uround in tmnh  ii lively munnur that ono would wagor  lio could not hit tho sido of u house,  but just qh ho in about to pull tho trig-  gor his hand fitondion and tho next lu>  Htunfc the bull rings. Tlio .(-.nluloil man  has hit tho bullsoyo  --U..  ���     l> A li .       r A     : .  Tlio Nlilp'H llnll.  Tho Bhip'flboll in tho niurlnor's olook,  Tho nautical day begins and oihIh nt  noon, whon eight bolls is utrtiek,. Tho  boll Is Htritok half hourly, day and  night, ono stroko being added for ouoli  half hour until eight Ih vouched, whon  tho count begins at ono ball,  In tho United Status navy tho ahlp'n  boll hiiiigH usually undor tlm forooatille,  or just forward of tho .oniiiiit.it., Tlio  cnptain'H orderly konpH thu lluio und reports to tho onicor of tho di'Hc Iho hour  In tonus of "holla. " The oltlunv of tho  dock thon hiihi tho ninnHengor of tho  watoh atriko Ilio ball, Thoro in aoino-  wliafc mora I'liriiiulity rtt eight hulls than  nt other Union, for Ahon ilio hour in ro-  ported to tho captain and Ihn hull not  Btriiok until ho Iuih awid, "Malm il: no,"  IIor�� in tho routine on board n, iimn-of-  Wtr at H o'olock In Iho morning! The  orderly says t.o tho nl'llcoi' of Um dock,  "I'ligh'l, ImllH, Hit'. " The ollloor of tha  deck roplli'H, "Unpiu'l, to Iho ouplaln  (light hoi hi and ohniiininoli r;i woiiiid. "  Tho orderly then goon lo tlio ni|>tiiiu and  miyn, " Klgbt hulls and Ihochiniuiiiuilors  Wound, air." Tliucnpliiin ropMon, "Very  woll; mako It no, " Tho onlorly gnus to  tho oCilcnr of tho dock and hi.vh, "Mako  it no, sir. " Tho nllk'nr of tho .look nays  to tho inoKHongur of tho wnh'h, "Slrlku  eight hulk " and if everybody lias boon  prompt thiuutujfiengor ntrikoHoight bulhi  pji emictly 0 a. m.���JiOJitou rout.  An alruiy of Dragon Files.  .A j::--iV.&ror of zoology at Lille, M.  Chavlc- Iji-rrios, was making a tcui  throujili I'.Iurbilian, in France. As he  "was walking along the road he noticed  that a multitude of dragon flies were  alighting on the telegraph wires. The  singular thing about it was that they  all rested at an equal distance from each  other, and all occupied the samo position, with head turned toward tho west.  From all sides tho dragon flies arrived and always placed themselves iu the  samo position and at the samo distance  from each other. They remained as if  glued to tho wire, motionless and paralyzed. Kach new arrival flew over the  fixed bodies of tho others and took its  place in tho lino.  This chain stretched itself out toward  the west and turned toward tho setting  sun. Professor Barrios followed tho  route for a long distance and found the  Eame strange phenomenon. Ho estimated the number at 00,000, at least. At  an abrupt turn of the road to tho south  tho telegraph line turned also. Thero  not a dragon fly was in sight! The wire  was absolutely fmo from them! With  tho change of direction it seemed to  havo lost attraction for them.  Was this chance? Did tho eleefcrio  currents running from tho east to tho  west excrciso any influence upon these  insects? Was it tho solar reflection? Explain it, who can. In any caso it would  bo interesting to know whether this  phenomenon bo an isolated ono or not.  Women Criminals In Austria.  3n Austria, even for murder, a woman is never put into an ordinary prison,  much less brought to tho gallows.  Whatever the primes of which thoy are  convicted, women aro sent to the convents set apart for this purpose and are  kopt thoro as long as tho judge determines.  Tho ladies superior have practically  a freo hand over their charges and receive from, tho government sevenpenca ��  day for each criminal under their care.  At Neudorf convent, which receives all  the female offenders from Vienna, thore  is nothing in the appearanco of the  place to suggest a prison.  Tho courtyard stands open all day  long, with only a nun as a doorkeeper.  Onco inside, all tho convicts are on the  samo footing. They aro employed in the  domestic work of tho convent, and in  making matches, buttons, needlework,  embroidery, lace, woodwork, etc., superintended only by the sisters.  For work beyond their allotted task  they aro paid by scale���half tho money  beiug given .them at the end of tho  week and half being placed to their  credit until their term expires^ when it  is paid to them on leaving.  .  Extreme Caution.  "I caught myself just in time this  morning," exclaimed Mr. Mcekton. "I  camo very near annoying Henrietta  quite severely."  "By somo remark?"  "No, I started to whistle 'The Girl I  Left Behind Mo,' but stopped beforo she  could recognizo it."  "Sho dislikes the tune, then?"  "I dou't "inow that she dislikes the  tuno. But 1 am suro Henrietta would  resent any insinuation that tho girl was  not away in tho lead, no matter what  tho occasion  might be  Alvn, Woyler'a Prodoeossor.  Crossing tho Flemish borders, Alv��  laid siego to all tho chief towns, and  Dvery triumph ho gained was sullied by  tho most vindiotivo cruelty. In capitulating the garrisons wero shown no mer-  dy, and "ovory atrooity which greed of  rapine, wantonness of lust and bloodthirsty love of slaughter could doviso  wns pcrpotrnted by his oxpross dirco-  tion." In splto of thoso horrors tho wai  of liberation among tho Dutch wont on,  nnd tho beacon flros of freedom wore  everywhere lighted.  Unfortunately nt tho timo Quoon Ella-  nboth of -England had ro-ostablishod  friendly relations with Spain, aud tho  trading merchants nnd hardy mariners  of tho Nethorlands woro oxoludod from  tho kingdom. Thoso "boggars of tho  Boa," as thoy styled thomsolvoH, drivon  baolc by nocoHslty upon thoir own coun-  dry, sought, to establish a base for their  patriotlo npnrutions and foil upon tho  Spanish gurrisoiiH in tlio Dutch souports  of Brill nnd Flushing, und, expelling  them, raised tho banner of tholr Orango  deliverer.  Alva, wftH in  time  stiocoodod by his  Hon, Don  Frcdorlo, but;  nfTnirx took no  brighter hue for thoDutoh, Towns wor/  takon  by iihhiiuU,, and in splto of Span'  isli pronihiOH  to Hpiwo life and proport)  Alvn  could  boastfully writo  to Kin.  Philip thnt thoy IiiaI out tho throats of  the  burghm'H und  nil  tho garrison (of  Niuinlon)  uud  hud Slot loft u mother'0  sou nllvo.���Half Oulttwo,  He Old Not HmuokaIku Wiley.  Tho .ipaoiul onrroHpondont of a woll  known trades paper furnished a most  Hiilisfaotory laugh nwhllo ago for a  friend of hiH who llvim up in northern  Now York si ate, und ho does not know  It yot. lie hud gone up tho stuto to vinU  Romo mill or other, and tho before mon-  tinned friend volunteered to drive him  over to bin (lostlnntlon. Now, whilo tho  Bpeolal corroHpoiidont lam n wonderfully  general fund of Information ho knows  littlo about Ilio country, and whon thoy  woro punning a largo eheoHo factory ho  cxoliilniod: "Why, there's a oroiuiiary I  iTunl, wait a mlniito whilo I go in and  ftol, n drink of buttermilk,"  Willi thin ho jumped ont of the cur-  rhige and entered the building. My  oiuintry friend says that whey Ih not  pi on in lit to tako und that evm. the pigs  won't nut It, Hut, when the s��vn;Iu1 oor-  mipniiih-nt nuked for buttwinilk the  people iii lhe fiiolnry gave him a big  ({hum nf thin, aeiiluoiis liip-iid, which ho  iiwnllowoil down at n draft. The drive  wns thon continued. Tho npoohil eni-ro-  (������piiniluiit, iioonieil In ho vory thoughtful.  Ilo dually exeluiiued in his explosive  I'li.shlnn:  "Well, Smith, I don't know what  brood nf cows you ruino up hero, but  llml, wan the dnrnilent buttermilk I ovor  l-untod."---ruvov Mill.  Nottigham,  England.  iavy Cut Mild,  avy Mixture,  vy  Cut  Cigarette   Tobacco,  igree Tobacco,  igarettes.  Tobaccos and Cigarettes are Second to None  WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING AGENTS FOR WESTERN CANA.  Turner, Beeton  Victoria, B.C.  Vs  -.it  ���-.>  TV*'-'*..  MM   *  m*m Ut  IbS iVa,'  MONTREAL^ Sole Manufacturers ofthe "Pinto Shell Cordovan" Gloves and M ids  R. H.CARLEY, B.C. Agt.  We are removed to Baker Street, next door  to the Ashdown Hardware Co. We will  carry a larger assortment of cakes than ever  and sell at low prices,    Come and see us.  Choquette Bros.  i E.ANNABLE  GENERAL BROKER  One seven-roomed house and  one three-room house  for rent.  Three  dwelling houses for sale on easy terms.  One  Lot on   Stanley   street,   opposite Royal CCCT   AE^AJAC?!, P  Hotel for sale at a bargain. OCX HI^I^HOLIC  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 ST  f)T. fl��>ntnptiya fur llirnn Tiionllm' nn.mlimi.lilp,  Av Jiiiuli moifilim- ri'iiiiivun UuiiiHinliil iiluliitri'iui  iw ovory iiiDMlliiinvliidInuil |>lro.':int'IiIkIi-i'Iuhh vm"il  ij nml Iiiiitriiiiiuiitiil i,i i/ miii.lo im-li nimilli, IM  |i|, rail In ullj iiliio ll Uorlllluivto ol' Mi'lnlii'inlilp  Wlllil'.l t-ivi'M IllO |,rivll('|(ll ut Clllll  llnillll   In   Ni w  Vni'l. Oily, nml ul' liiiylm? lll.nriil.urc, iiiiihIii nr iiiii-  . nliMil liiHlriimimlH nf nny (lnHOi'liil Inn uLwIifil'iiiiili)  -< |iiliii��n, iiiivlnuynii frnm 20"f tii ��W(f oiiynur J,ur.  cllimrn,, ilon't full In Jnliiiil.iii.iiii.Yiiii will I--"'.iiii.uli  llinrn 1 linn yo��iv iitnnny'ii Wtil'l-li. MllVU.M,' *'I ��-"����������  Aiiv-Muiitn Ui.i.ii, l��iipt.     , IM) Hiinimu r/-'N,V,  Merchant Tailor,  Tremont Blk. Baker St, Nelson  JOHN  McLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Op.B.C. Customs House, Nelson,  Bartlett House  (Kiii'innrl-vi'lin-lcii IIimihc) !  Thu lii'Hl 81 per iln.v IiiiiimcIm Ni'liinn,  Nuni' Iml wlilln liclp (uiiployi'il.    Tlie Inn'  Um ImiiI.  G. W.   Bartlett,   Prop  WADDS BROS.  HOTOGRAPHERS.  Vancouver nnd Nelnon  BAKER STREET, NELSON,   B. C  Sewing Machines and Pianos  I For Rent and for Sale  Did Curiosity Shopi Josephine Sts Nelson  ���   -������' ,.-, .-:   .'��� .   io..,.-. ���   ���    -������ ,.:...,......  Letter' Heads,  Bill Heads,  Statements,  We Print  Note Heads,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  .conomss*  Complete Stock of Stationery  Ordcro by Mall Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,   NELSON, B. C.  W Kootenai Butcher C  o  Whnli'WlIn llllll lll'llll  lli'llli'l'Hlll  Hieslerer's Beer.  Now tlio licsl in tlio market.  Try (Hir Willi's, I.iquors mid   Ci-  Kitrs,  Nelson Wine Co���,  l.'RANlv A,   TAMHIA'N,   M'C.U,  Tel. 93, linker vSt., Nelson,  W. G. Gillett,  Builder   and   Contractor  Ivslinintes  Riven on atone, brick  and woodwork.  Brick and Lime for Sale  Camps supplied ou shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothi ii};- but fresh and  wholesome meats ami supplies  kept in stock.  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  Fred. J. Squire  ToiiIh iiiiiI a wiilii.iM mado und n<i'iilri'd,  dnllilm. cli'iiiiiiil mid inciiili'd.  Over the Wallace-Miller Co., Nelson  JOB     PRINTING      AT  THE   ECONOMIST   OFFICE  11  Ot",  J  !��.&����W!^*f^����^WW(IW��*w^^  ' ' ' ' v '�� '      ^        " l��    'l!t Ji   M-     ��i  ^|r*^ii��^��-v rtiWU    .v",W*t(K'����.i*^^ltt��^n-t"ft^'��1*.**tt-��''��(   '.   ���* "l'"!*    !jl*n^(.Wrl-wll5-H-iW  j-sflj,! ipity/Mkj  -*U>�� SW"llrtl^4jrt-*iilJ-ne1ti-M  v it      \        '  A i ' i ' i '' ' I i ^  /   li  ^(PHfWt^ftf^nfWM^^i^i^^f^fti^^  ^i�� -I*.).  ,/JU. ���AZ���...  [t-4&'4i ">.jd ��.**��(���* t*uu*^Jfl, J?    JL    ���    -w.                                                                                     ���a.      J*                          A              *L*, �� ^   _  .. .,Lff,.^             __*������"          r          "���   L       -^_ "������       ?,, "    w       ���"     J     ���'���"'*  7,,   liTi���i-,i.'7r'-1T-   - "  "aa-,J ���   7 - ��� n   ffw*m-��  -Qr* '"  j? "*  j ^ ^ ^iV^Wtr. ^ -r  .aa- ,���t   jfin-   -T-iii    ir**-vr- M-tH��������������t-^"������-��  ji_   i ������"^nam  /���  THE   NELSON   ECONOMIST  lit WOIHAN  (Continued from First Page.)  was probably the first farmer of  New France. He prospered, and  when Quebec capitulated to the  English, in 1629, the Huberts were  among those who accepted the victor's offer of twenty crowns apiece  to all the Frei.ch colonists whoi  would remain. They had alieady  a well built and substantial farm  house, gardens and >>rain field?.  The Hebert homestead was a rendezvous for the Recollet friar?,  whom Champiain brought over to  Christianize the Indians. The Huron Indians were alto frequent visitors, and were allowed to warm  themselves at tha kitchen fire,  though the dame complained that  ehe never dared trust them out of  her sight for *'they stole with their  feet as well as with their hands."  When in 1632 the treaty of St.  Germain was signed, which again  placed all Canada under the lilies  of France, and Cardinal Richelieu's  expedition sailed up the St. Lawrence to the rocky promontory of  Quebec, the only thrifty house in  the place was tha Hebert house.  They were the=only French family  Bettled in Canada.  Dame Hebert was a mother to all  the discarded Indian waifs in the  country, piously acting as sponsor  at the baptism she insisted upon.  It is said that by far the greater  number of children who received  this sacrament during her life were  held in ber arms. She usually  , took them afterward and cared for  them till they died or were claimed  by their parents.  The same year that the Pilgrims  landed at Plymouth Rock a second  woman came to New France with  the intention of making it her home.  This was Helene, wife of Samuel de  Champlctin, who gave his name to  the beautiful and historic Lake  Champiain. She was the daughter  of the Sieur de Boulle, Ficretury to  the king's chamber, and she was betrothed to Champiain atthe age of  12 . Her little dowry of 4,500 francs  was turned over lo her at once, and  she remained in France with her  parents while with the money thus  obtained he returned to Quebec to  further the fortunes of his colony.  When Madame de Champiain arrived, what did the behold. Her  historian answer*: " A few dirty  half-clad Indians, who looked at  her in stupefiid nmaz rnent thai  anything _o hoaniiful hud consented to oomo among them. Instead of the manorial .states and  gallant cavaliers she hud pictured  in imagination phe fiiw only the  homely cottage of the H.-hort family and tho crude, irregular habitation of Champiain, neglected and  half iu ruins. She took up her residence in the dilanidated habitation  with tho threo maids which she had  brought with hor and began to face  a lifo of exilo with a husband 80  yearn her K'nior."  Monsieur de Chunipluin soon discovered that his young wifo pro-  leased tho Huguenot faith of hor father. Ho lot t no timo in setting  about her conversion. Publio pray-  ors woro said at interval!) during  tho day. Whilo thu family wore at  breakfast an attondant rood aloud  from somo aaorod book; iu tho ovonlng thoro wae moro "Lives of the  SalntH." Morning, noon nnd night  tho Angolua waa rung to admoniuli  tho littlo colony of the dufy of ailonl  prayor. Thoso influencoa toon had  tho doairod offoot. Holono nc-  coptcd tho faith of hor hiiHhnnd ;  moro than that, aho doairod to become a nun,  For four yours oho do voted her-  Holf to tho inatruotion of tho Indiana, who, wo aro told, would  havo gladly worshipped hor instead  of tho unseen mysterious deity of  whom iiho told them. At last luck  of tho oomforta to whioh alio hud  boon acouHtomcd ho woro upon hor  hoalth, and doniontio iinliiippiiiotiM  and homoBioknoHH upon hor npiritH  that hor huHhand took hor l.nok.  Sho determined novor to  a ncn. She founded a convent and  died at the age of 56, "in the halo  of saintship." Her husband's heart  seemed to hold his colony somewhat dearer than his young wine,  though in his voyages he discovered  an island in the St.* Lawrence  which he named after her, Pile de  St. Helene. It bears the name to  this day, and is a pleasure resort  for the j.eople of Montreal.  Work wa3 commenced on the  Homestake group, adjoining tl.e  Lucky Boy and Ethel properties,  near Trout Lake. The group is one  of the most promising in the Lucky  Boy belt. The present development  consists of a tunnel 108 feet in  length.  When the case against J. K.  Strachan was called in the police  court this morning, city solicitor  Wilson stated that under his instructions he had no evidence to  offer, and Police Magistrate Crease  adjourned the ca?e  until   Monday.  Corporation of the City of Nelson  ELECTRIC LIGHT,HATES.  BRIAR  PIPES.  Electric L'glit rates for tlio month of Mny  nro now due and   payable ut Ilio City olllco.  If ]).iid Ion or beforo tlio 15th of June, a rebate I  of 10 per cent will be allowed. I  By order i  1). O. McMORPvIS,        |  City clerk.  Nkuox, May 30,1803.  Ideal Cash Grocery  Corner Hall and Josephine   Sts.  Price  List for May,  1903  Cut this out  and bring it in  your  Pantry.    Telephone  31B.  Hungarian Flour, Ogilvies, per .  100-lb sack #2.75  Hungarian Flour, Alberta, per  50-lbsack .���������$*-35  Fine Granulated sugns, 17 lbs.J5i.oo  Creamery Butter, 7, ,j and 28-lb  bxii, per lb   29c  Creamery Butter, bricks, 3 lbs  for ..-1.00  Griffin Brand Breakfast Bacon,  per lb 20c  Griffin Brand   Hams, per lb iyc  Co flee, "Joy's Blend," 30c per  11), 3 lbs 85c  Ceylon Tea per lb 40,  50c  nnd 60c  Green Tea,   (Japan)  per.lb 50c  Cxeniii, St. Charles,  Jersey, or  Victor, 8 cans for $1 00  Brooms, each -25c, 40c and 50c  I'earlinc, large package, each 15c  Corn Starch, 2 packages for 25c  'Quebec Maple Syrup, per qt can 40c  fjakcr's Cocoa, per half lb tin...35c  M'alla Vitac, 3 pktf.s for 50c  Crcnm Sodas, peril) iou  Macaroni, good, per lb \oc  Halmou,   2   cans   tor    25c,   9  cans for jjii.fx)  PicklcH, per qt bottle, 25c, 30c, .y.v:  Onions,  6 lbs  for 251'  Royal Yeast Cakes, per pkg 5c  Boston Baked Beans, two 3 lb  cans lor 35c  Delicious Singapore I'iucnpple,  per can , 20c  C. & B. Jains, 7 lbs lo, #1.351-;  Keillor's Dundee Marmnlads 7-  111> tin #1.10  Fresh Ranch Kggs, per do/. 25c  Potatoes, 100 lbs for ....#1.00  Oysters, large can ....25c  'r: gk joy  NELSON B.C.  ���  '^^3  co  UJ  Q.  <  I  CO  o  z  a  <  m  x  l-  Ll.  o  UJ  o  CO  W. A Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  ^^^^^^^^^^^^'%^t^^^k^M^'2^^ ���a ^^^^'^^/^^^^^���^^^.^^^  -��^d  ^���������������������������������������������^������������������������^���������������^���������������^^  Tewellry Sale Continues  0  A Glance   at Our  Show Windows-wi  Anyone that We Mean Bu-sin<  Convince  We have secured the services of Mr. Richard W. Russell (formerly with J. S. Barnard, London, Out.),  Expert   Optician   arid.   JI  iiigraver |  and are now prcyarcd to test the eyes and do everything in the shape of  expert engraving.    A  call  is $  solicited. "     ���'        J  KOOTENAY     .  .  COFFEE CO,  Coffee Roasters  D,.��er. ��� ygg a[|d   C()ffee  W11 nvo oIl'i-rliiK nt lowi'Hl, iirlcirK Ihn IiphI  lU'iulcH.il Oylon, India, (Jlmiiuuul .Jnium  Thun,  Our Jlusl. Moulin, nml Jiivn (Jolkm inn-  |>Ollllll 9 ���((  Miiclia nml .lava lili'iul,.'I ikiiiikIk  1 (II,  Cliolcii IIIiiihI (inline,-I ikiiiikIh  I lid  HpiMilnl I'.lnnil (!oUiiii,fi poiinilH  I IK'  ItlO lllt'llll (.'llll(-l!,(l IIOIIIIllH    1  IK,  Hpoiilul lllmiil (..ylim i'cii, pur idiiihI,    mi  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  kootenaTcoTfee CO.  Tolophono 177.  P. O. Box 18a.  A/EST     BAKER    STREET,    NELSON  (satMzmtmMaamjmmmaxwtBastamtuuammmatmaai  MILLINERY.  A Inrge stock of Millinery and  Ladies' Ontfitiings,  Also ladies' Hair Goods.  MRS. ENFIELD  Next Store to  HutJoon   B?y Company  Fire, Life, Accident, and Sickness Insurance.      Real   Estate, Loans.   Etc.  ^������^���^������^���������������^���������������������������������������^^���������^^  &%.  i  i  tf3^  l  i'  A  The  Most Nutritious  Breakfast Food in  the Market and a Home Product.  ALL GROCERS SELL IT  $6.75 PER TON,  DELIVERED  All orders must bo accompanied hy cash and should Tdg forwarded  either personally or hy mail to the omoc of  W. ?. TIERNEY, GENERAL AGENT  loavo nor'  Having   purchased the  Agencies  hitherto  conducted   hy  Mr. A. R.  natlvo land nmiiii mul *��,���,,�� ���...A Sll0,'W()O<1 we. 1)L'J> lo f"1""^' to Clients that wc will give prompt and  native land again and eoon put airvful attcnlion io:my |)ll!��illl.KS entrusted to onr care, at onr cilices over  into 'OxocuLioa hor dmlto io bccoiuo.' McArtlnir'a ^uruiture .Store.  Now xs tho Time to pick your Carpets and Linoliiams just before houee-olefin-  mg. We carry a very largo assortment, patterns, very latest. See our Go-  carts ranging in prices frcm $3.C0 to $80.00.  r%  IU] fl tt  Fmmm  Furniture  Dealers and   Undertakers  mi  ml  mA  ^\  i4 >f  SfW^��H^f^r*wW.Mwr��*��^"'^,ra"^r75^w���wtr^^^'M^  WWWH*fW��^flrtWil|H,M^y'^  ���, .,\.y���,  VJ!     iMil       - fa  Iwwj^HIHWWT*,*,^.*.,*^^",^.,^-^

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