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 VOL. IV.  NELSON, B. C. WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1901.  NO. 43  )  lf<S  THE NELSON ECONOMIST,is issued every  Wednesday. Subscription: $2.00 per annum; IF PAID IN ADVANCE, $1.50. CORRESPONDence of general interest respectfully  solicited. Only articles of merit wile be  advertised in these columns, and the in  terests of readers will be carefully  guarded against irresponsible persons and  worthless articles.  /TTICTORIANS have never been true to their own  ^ interests. The half-dozen or bo merchants  who are now going around boasting that a charter  to Jim Hill would build up the capital as a wholesale centre are the same men who will not buy a  dollar's worth if they can help it from a Victoria  wholesale dealer. The representatives of Victoria  wholesale houses can come to the Kootenay and sell  to the merchants here, but ask any of them how he  is treated by the trade of Victoria and he will tell  you that they would rather pay a higher price to the  wholesaler of the East than buy at home. Yet these  same men talk about the benefits of competition,  when if they would only consult the map they would  see at once that not one of the jerk-water lines proposed by Jim Hill means competition in any sense  of the word. If Victoria mc rchants were true to  themselves and their city they would develop the  trade they already control, and not attempt to teach  other parts of British Columbia what is their duty  in the present railway crisis.  We submit that it is hardly fair to establish any  connection between the two fires at New Denver on  Saturday evening and the return of R. E. Lowery  on the same day. Mr. Lowery may have been disappointed in his matrimonial intentions in the East,  but that does not supply a motive for incendiarism,  especially in the case of the two buildings burned,  by which half the population of New Denver were  rendered homeless.  The Economis'i: acknowledges with thanks an invitation from the Mayor and City Council of Kaslo  to be present in that city on Victoria Day. No  doubt, the truly loyal citizens of Kaslo will celebrate  the day with due regard to the memory of the greatest ruler in the history of the civilized nations of the  world.  There is considerable truth in the following from  the British Columbia Mining Record : "A letter  contributed some weeks ago by Mr. A. C. Gait, of  Rossland, to the local press has been published in a  recent issue of the B, (J Mining Review, which is cir  culated in London. The publication of this letter  was undertaken for the purpose of endeavouring to  induce the government to lighten the taxation on  the mining industry���a most praiseworthy object.  Circulating as it has been in London, it is likely, to  have an entirely different effect, that, namely, of  givirtg the mining industry of British Columbia a  bad name in quarters where it is most desirable that  the industry should have a good name."  The charge that the closing of the recreation  grounds to Sunday base ball games is due to fervor  on the part of too religious denominations is without foundation in fact. No one will feel greater the  lack of the Sunday ball game than the leading  members of one of the congregations referred to.  While they did not go. so far as to encourage the  games by direct patronage, they sat outside the  grounds, and perched themselves on their neighbors'  platforms and houses, where a pleasant cheap view  of the game was obtainable.  With a Methodist conference in session and a  pugilistic exhibition all in one week, Nelson may be  said to be taking on metropolitan airs with commendable perseverance and enterprise.  Mr. Chas Gregg, late editor of the Miner, left Monday for Rossland, where he will assume the manage  ment of the Miner, of that city.  No great lasting sorrow will be maifested in this  Province at the announcement that Smith Curtis  has decided to retire to private life. His career as  a public man haB not been a startling success.  The New York Sun sees alack of cohesion between  the Canadian Provinces. The Sun seems to overlook the warring elements existing between the states  of its own boasted union.  The guests at a ducal residence in England, where  Lord Rosebery happened to be among the number,  were invited each to put down the reason why they  were staying there. His Lordship gave as his reason : " To please their Graces and to shoot their  grouses  )>  In his new novel, " The Church of Humanity/'  David Christie Murray has developed a new plot,  The story deals with the conversion of a circus clown,  who later married an abandoned woman. She, too,  became converted,  and her husband   fearful of a  mm  mm  mm 0ti^jma0MwiKi&iK*m**43%it*nitvimtt**<ii<  S2SJE2E2i  -A  4  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  relapse into her former habits, murders her. He  killed her wita a woman's hat pin, and as he put  his hand to the pin to send it home to a vital part  he muttered : " Good-bye. For you -to die now, with  the Sacrament upon your lips and in your heart, is  to go straight to glory everlasting and peace unspeakable. Good-bye forever. The act which gives  you to heaven sends me to hell. So be it !" This  may seem to many a strange way for a man to show  his love, yet the orthodox religion exaggerates our  sense of duty to our fellow-mortals in just this proportion.  Mr. Kruger has not received a very pressing invitation to ' visit the United States. President  McKinley, it appears, has informed Oom Paul that  he will not be received either officially or unofficially  at the White House.  The whipping-post of the Puritans still flourishes in certain States of the Union. Quite  recently, at Suffolk, Va., two women were whipped  with cow-hides, the chief of police applying the  lash. Yet we are often told that in no other country in the world has civilization reached the same  sublime conception as in the United States.  A Toronto paper has interviewed business people  .and publishes their general demand on the government to call in the twenty cent pieces. That is an  easy thing to do, but it would have to be done often.  The twenty cent piece of Canadian commerce is  chiefly a Newfoundland product. It must.be made  the subject of negotiation.  There is a wide discrepancy in the guesses made as  to the population of British Columbia, running all  the way from 53,000 to upwards of a million. While  the growth of Nelson has been really phenomenal,  it is doubtful if it will be able to bring the Province  up to the latter estimate.  Owing to lack of support, the Silvertonian, a  very creditable publication, has been compelled to  reduce its size. This is not a'good advertisement  for Silverton.  It speaks well for the self-restraint of Nelson  society men that they have up to the time of writing  refused to don the shirt waist.  Wm. A. Ward, of Victoria, who has been in England for the last three months, has arrived home,  Mr, Ward is one of the rising business men of the  Province, and is a brother of Mr. Cecil Ward,  barrister, late of Davis, Bowes cfe Ward, Nelson. Being interviewed by a newspaper representative at the  Provincial capital, Mr, Ward said: u Of course,  I was not particularly interested in mines, but during my stay, I heard a great many inquiries as to'  the different propositions. But the English people  are not buying   mining   shares at   all just now   as  owing to the unusually low price of Consols people  who have money to invest are buying that form  of security. While the interest is low, only 2|  per cent, still a short time ago these securities were  at a premium of 6 per cent, and with large war expenditures provided for the price is sure to go back  again to 106 and this at no very late date. All  the talk about the flow of English money to this  province having been diverted to East, and other  portions of, Africa, is very largely a mistake, as few,  if any, companies are being floated just now. The  new Companies' Act lately., passed in the British  House of Commons, has had the effect of checking  the otherwise almost reckless flotation of companies,  as the responsibilities now resting on directors and  others render them personaily liable to every shareholder for any mis-statement or flaws in.toe prospectus of a company. Besides this the record cf such  unfortunate fiascos as the Golden Oache, the Golden  River Quesnelle, the Klondike Corporation, as well  as various personal syndicates, has effectually put a  stopper to any taste for 'speculation' in mining  matters. What the British capitalist wants is mining property that can pay dividends, and the other  things being equal, the bigger the price the better  the prospect of floating it. As an instance, I mignt  mention the fact that an Englishman in whose company I crossed the continent, has come out as the  representative of capitalists who have put ��50,000  into the Snowshoe mine at Greenwood, and I understand that the capital of the concern is to be ��800,  000. When you can show the people in the old  old country that mining is an investment and not a  speculation, you need have no fear of a lack ~>f support from capitalists."  Sir Wilfrid Laurier does not like the music of  the bagpipes. Many times in history have the bagpipes appalled Sir Wilfrid's ancestors.  The Ottawa Citizen philisophically remarks that  from the manner in which the syren song of the bagpipes emptied the house of commons the other evening it is evident that other wind instruments have  no show in such a competition.  The proposal to open the meetings of the City  Council with prayers appears to meet with the  sincere endorsation of a majority of the members of  the influential religious order of corporation fathers.  It may surprise many to learn that in proportion  to the population there has been greater progress in  railroad building in Canada than in ar-y country in  the world. Yet .such is the case. The United  States consul-general at Montreal has just made a  report on Canadian railroads which contributes interestingly to the stock of popular information, Of  the 17,657 miles of railroad now in operation in the  still thinly settled territory of the Dominion all  but 66 miles have been built since 1850. Even as  late as I860, after the Grand  Trunk  was built,  tlie  \  W&BM  mmmBmsmsmm  WS&  ��H!S9  BsfSHRBl  ^HH��I  mfniH  Unifflsn iiwwwwaw  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  total mileage was but 2,065 miles. Within 40 years,  therefore, Canada, Whose total popoulation is only  5,500,000, has constructed 15,600 miles of new railroads. Proportionately to population Canada has  more miles of railroad and a larger investment of  capital in railroads than any other country in the  world. If the United States had 265,000 miles of  railroad it would have the equivalent of Canada's  17,657 miles, relatively to its population, which is  about 15 times as large. But the total railway  mileage of the Union is 187,7ol, miles With only  4,000 miles less than the United Kingdom and two-  thirds of the total mileage of the colossal Russian  Empire, including Finland, and more than half as  much as the combined mileage of all the countries  included in the German Empire, Canada has kept  in the front   rank as a railroad builder.  Mr. Willjam Whyte is being sent by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company to examine into the  openings presented by Siberia for Canadian products.  As it will be two or three years Defore the Siberian  railroad is completed, it is quite evident that the  Canadian Pacific is determined to get in on the  ground floor in the matter of getting into the new  territory as soon as it is opened to trade.  It is surmised that the closing of the recreation  grounds to Sunday base ball games is merely a preliminary to the inauguration of a series of camp  meetings to be held io the near future.  u Why should not the citizens of Nelson support  the C. P. R. against all-comers," said a leading  busimss man to The Economist the other day.  " There is not a person in Nelson who does not  benefit either directly or indirectly by the patronage  of that company. I know or.e firm alone whose  dealings with the C. P. R. amount to nearly $1000  per month. I say the citizens of Nelson would be  ingrates were they to forget,their friends at the present time."  It is quite probable that within a year another  Province will be created within the Dominion. The  government of the Northwest territories and the  Dominion Government are now in correspondence  with that object in view.  Grand Forks has a sensation. According to reports, the police magistrate of that city has been distributing checks without taking into account the  refusal of his banker to accept the same.  Commenting on the little breeze in the Legislature  the other day over a suggestion that the E. & N,  lands might be declared subject to taxation, the  Victoria Colonist mentions that there is a good deal  of popular misconception in regard to these lands,  A great many people are under the impression that  Mr, Dunsmuir or his father worked a scheme through  the house by which a large area of land was exempted from taxation, This is quite opposed to  the facts.     The E, ife N.  land grant was not pro  moted by either Mr. Dunsmuir or any one on his  behalf. It was made in pursuance of an agreement  between this province and the dominion, to which  the railway company was not a party. To attempt  to vary the terms of the E. & N. land grant by legislation here would be to alter, not a contract made  with the company, but one between British Columbia and the Dominion of Canada. The distinction  between such a position and that of a contract between the provincial government and a railway company is so very broad that we can hardly think Mr.  Martin unaware of it, and for this reason the Colonist  hesitates to give him credit for that extremely high  conception of principle which he says influenced him  to resist pressure brought upon him to tax the E. & N.  land grant. , /  The gratifying- intelligence has been received  from Monterey, Cal., that His Honor the Lieut.-  Governor is progressing rapidly towards recovery  since his visit to that place. So marked has been  the improvement in His Honor's condition that his  attendant physician, Dr. Hermann Robertson, regards his presence with Sir Henri as no longer  necessary, and has already started for Victoria. Sir  Henri and Lady Joly will return to Victoria about  the 16th of this month.  The Vancouver World observes with much satisfaction that the Governm��nt has decided to organize  a new mining division with ^the Terminal City as  headquarters. This will mean that there will be a  nrining recorder at Vancouver. Hence there will be  no need for miners to waste their time in going to  outside cities. "The thanks of miners and prospectors are due to those gentlemen who have kept up  their agitation in regard to this matter for some  years past. They got no satisfaction out of the  Semlin-Cotton Government, which made a promise,  one is told, but failed to keep. it.     The  short lived  successor followed the same lines but now we have  the absolute statement from the responsible minister  that Vancouver will be the head office of a mining  division.  An interesting map of the province of Quebec is  being prepared for the Pan-American exposition.  One of the features of the work will be the indication on the map of the various waterfalls in  which the province abounds. These points will not  be marked for the benefit of romantic scenery worshippers, but rather for manufacturers who may desire to use the water power for the generation of  electricity to be used in the form of light and power.  Here is a pointer for British Columbians, who are  anxious to encourage manufacturing industry in  this Province,  Dr, Tanner, M. P. for one of the Cork divisions,  whose death is announced, was named and suspended more often than any other member, He  was the central figure in many stormy Bcenes, and  doubtless the average reader pictures him as a rough  and uncultivated person, The fact is that he was  well educated in the schools of Berlin, Leipsic and  Vienna, and was a lecturer on anatomy in Queen's  College, Cork, He was married to the daughter of a  British Army officer. 6  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  S.    *-  1 *'.  I  I  THE Eastern papers evidently regard RE.  Lowery, of the New Denver Ledge, as sort of  an annex to a " Wild West Show." Column  after colum is appearing in the Toronto dailies recounting Mr. Lowery's exploits in the West, and if  that gentleman is half as wild and untamed as some  of the papers assume he is it may happen any day  that he will ride up and down the principal thoroughfare of Toronto shooting to the right and left, in the  most approved Jesse James method. Here where  Mr. Lowery is best known, he is regarded as a peaceable well-disposed gentleman, who would hold up  no one less  timid than a delinquent subscriber.  The newspapers of Vancouver are now in the  throes of a mystery which really looks insoluble. So  far the only reasonable explanation of the problem  is that given by the World, which sagely remarks  that a live cat is sometimes a nuisance but a dead  one is worse. The first chapter of the mystery, however, is based on the discovery of a dead feline at  the corner of two of the principal streets, and the  second part is why the health authorities do not take  means to have it removed. So far Dr. Fagan, the  Provincial health officer is ominiously silent on the  latter point, and as far as can be learned refused to  be interviewed.  It is rumored that His Majesty is inclined to commemorate the travels of his son and heir by giving  him the title of Prince of Greater Britain. It seems  to those who have been questioned on the subject,  that the designation is in every way appropriate, and  would meet the inclinations of the whole of the  British empire beyond the seas. Prince of Greater  Britain is even better in sound than Prince of Wales.  Why not make him Prince of Nelson. It would be  a title not only honorable to the Prince who wore it,  but also a delicate recognition of the glory of the  most enterprising city in the British possessions.  Victorians have enjoyed a season of luxury in  dramatic production. The latest notable presentation is that of u MoreThan Queen," by Miss Blanche  Walsh, the celebrated actress. The play is a  gorgeous spectacle founded on the tragic love of the  Beautiful Empress Josephine, whose charms so easily  held captive the greatest man of history, Napoleon.  The action is laid amid scenes of brilliant splendor.  The stage pictures are of the Garden of the Palais  Royal, the Chante Reine residence of the Bonapartes,  the Garden of the Nalmaison, the Palaces of the  Tuileries, the church of Notre Dame and the Palaces  of St. Cloud and Fontainbleau, consequently it is  easy to conceive of the splendor of the production.  Miss Walsh, as the Creole Empress, has mastered an  exacting part in a manner tliat leaves no doubt of  her wonderful dramatic ability.  The familiar face of Joe Downes will not be seen  along the streets of Nelson for three months to come,  for thereuson that Joe has gone into enforced retirement for that space of time, Joe threaened  to maintain peace at the point of the revolver  the other day iu the opera house, at winch  the peace of His Majesty King Edward VII. was  much offended, and this one time exponent of  the  drama was cast into a dungeon, there to expiate his  offense. Joe is a very harmless fellow in his way,  and numbers his friends according to the latest  census enumeration. While they all admit he acted  hastily, they feel sorry that the law has made such  a great demand on his time, and no patriot who has  suffered for his country was ever received with  greater welcome on his freedom than will be accorded  Joe Downes when the prison bars close behind him  and he once more steps forth a free man. If Joe  were left to indulge his own inclinations, his narration of his experiences would dispel the monotony of  prison life very appreciably.  The trial of Joe Downes before Magistrate Crease  afforded a great deal of amusement to the crowd  who had assembled for the occasion. He cross-examined the witnesses with a skill that few" gave  him credit for, and all in the direction of proving his  own innocence, and establishing an offense against the  complainants. Some one remarked, after leaving  the police court room, that Joe could give some of  the Nelson lawyers a few useful hints in the way of  cross-examing witnesses.  A great deal of interest is being taken in sporting circles over the meeting between Gotland Burns  next Friday evening. Both men are in good condition, and a splendid exhibition of the manly art  of self-defense is anticipated. A large number of  the admirers of pugilism are expected to visit Nelson  on this occasion.  Vancouver grocers appear to be forming a trust  on their own account. It is announced that twenty-  eight grocers have signified their -approval of the  amalgamation into one institution and controlled  by a centra1 directorate. Of the twenty-eight  establishments controlled by these people sixteen  will be closed entirely leaving the rest' to carry on  the business of the city. In this way great saving  will be effected in wages, feats, etc.  As an authority on questions affecting ordinary  profane expressions I would just about as leave accept the Saturday Post, of Victoria, as any paper in  the Dominion. But when tbe Post says it was Jay  Gould who  originated the expression, ;< the public  he d d," I protest against the   attempt to rob a  Vanderbilt to immortalize a Gould.  With an increased sessional indemnity members  of the legislature can well afford an additional session  in the interests of the people. Possibly it was in  anticipation of something of this character the increase has been made. Or, it may be, as has been  suggested, that the remuneration of the members is  not commensurate with their abilities.  The highest testimony as to a man's character and  popularity is the estimation in which   he is held  by  his fellow-citizens.      This  being admitted Mr.  S.  A.   Kelly, late of   the   Strathcona   Horse, can  feel  assured that   he is hold  in   high esteem in   Nelson,  The banquet given in Mr. Kelly's honor last Wednesday night, under the auspices of the Sons of  England, was a testimonial of  which  any  man  might  well feel proud.     It fulfilled the object for which it  was held,     During Mr. Kelly's absence, he has seen  much of the world, but he returns to Nelson fully convinced that the metropolis of the Kootenays offers the  best advantage�� for business enterprise to De   found  anywhere,     This in itself is an advertisement  for  >}���  VJ  Bin  imniMii  *m TaTifiliTBIiniiTWT  BBBCTiiaaM���MBBaBBM  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  7  Nelson. Mr. Kelly has taken over the business of  the Kootenay Cigar Co., and promises to maintain  the reputation already gained.by that company for  the excellence of its product.  it T  That was a pleasing afterthought of yours," remarked the old preacher, who had listened to a sermon by one of his youngest brethren, <c when you  drew upon the analogies of nature to prove the immortality of the soul." An afterthought ?" said  the younger clergyman, in some perplexity. " Ye.s.  You thought of it about 2,400 years after Socrates."  The attention of John Ayton Gibson, John Rae,  Stuart Campbell, and other well-known Scotch  Liberals is respectfully directed to the circumstance  that Premier Laurier does not hold the music of the  bagpipes in high esteem.  It is suggested that Mr. J. Roderick Robertson's  prolonged visit at Ottawa may be in some way connected with the proposal to demand a retraction  from Premier Laurier in regard to the latter's recent  derogatory remarks concerning Scottish Nitional  music in general and the skirling of the pipes in  particular.  The Winnipeg Telegram inquires : How long has  lacrosse been played in .Manitoba ? It is very  doubtful if many of the so-called lacrosse friends of  the Prairie Capital and province could answer that  question. The first lacrosse club formed in Manitoba came into existence in this city in 1871, and  was known as the Prince Rupert's Lacro^e Club.  Mr. H. D. Champion, of the firm of Alloway &  Champion, was the club's first president. Tbera are  now within the province, to make a very conservative  estimate, over 150 organized clubs.' This is certainly  a wonderful growth and the end is not yet.  The game of football between Nelson and Cran-  brook last Sunday was a splendid exhibition of Rugby  football. The Nelson team were heavier, a very  important factor in a *game on the local recreation  grounds. It was evident as the game propressed  that the grounds are altogether too rough for Rugby.  Of the few musical organizations in Nelson that  we should really feel proud of, I think.the Salvation  Army hand should take first place. At the present  time it has reached a degree of excellence almost unequalled by any other band in the Province. I am  informed that the band of the army in Nelson is said  to be the best connected with-any branch in the  Dominion.  Evidently Emperor William is one of the boys.  According to the dispatches the Emperorthoroughly  enjoyed himself at Bonn and among the students  of his old corps he beonme a student again.. The  emperor wore the white cap and across his breast  the black and white ribbon of the Borussia corps.  His majesty himself took command at the Symposium, issued orders in a firm tone, and led off the  so-called salamanders, the thunderous rattling of  beer mugs on the table, when the leading toast was  proposed, He also joined with a loud voice in singing student songs, bringing down the fiat of his  rapier in the orthdox fashion with a crash on the  table at the end of each verse. The proceedings  reached a climax when his majesty called for that  grandest of German student songs, Landesvater  (Father of the Country).     At one of the verses,  in  which the students swear to live or die for king and  country, each man crossing his rapier with that of  the man opposite him, and caps being taken off,  spitted on the rapier points, the youthful crown  prince crossed rapiers with the aged General Von  Loe, himself an old Borussian. At another part of  .the proceedings, in which tbe emperor with great  pleasure was calling up the former corps students,  some of them aged men, so that their health might  be drunk in the order of the years when they studied, the emperor called for li a salamander" for a  blind old lawyer, Herr Lauff, who annually under  his majesty's directions produces a new historical  drama at Wiesbaden, illustrating the achievements  of the house of Hohenzoliern. Later, joined, by the  students, the old lawyer called out " Our youngest  fox," the slang nickname of tho youngest student.  The emperor laughed heartily, and clapping the  crown prince on the shoulder, said : " Hoerst Du  dasser Meint dir ?" (" Do you understand that he  means you ?" ) There was another humorous incident when one of the veterans in reply to.the toast  to the men of his year drank to the canal bill and  expressed the hope that the old fellows of Berlin  might at last realize that the canal must be built.  The emperor lay back in his chair and laughed loud  and long.  The census enumerators have had some strange  experiences. The other day one of the Laurier's  inquisitors called on a lady and interrogated her on  .all the points in the schedule.. She answered each  and every question without equivocation or mental  reservation. Then, turning to the enumerator, she  said : "Now,.! have answered all vour questions, and  I want to ask you one. Would you tell me how  old the woman who lives next door is ? She sa ys  she is only twenty-five." Of course the enumerator said he was not a liberty to divulge the information, whereupon his interrogator remarked, " well,  I don't care, she is a great deal older than that anyway ; but I just thought I would ask you to find  out," and woman-like, she walked away, the picture  of injured innocence,  His Worship Mayor Fletcher has not hitherto  been regarded as a humorist in the ordinary acceptance of the term, yet he occasionally gets off a  good thing. The other night at the banquet given  to Mr. Kelly, His Worship referred among other  things to the reputation the Strathconas had won  for themselves as foragers. " In this respect alone,"  said his worship, the Strathconas attracted to  themselves the eyes of the civilized world. u Of  course," he continued, " it must not be forgotten that  their commanding officer's name was Col. Steele."  Many residents of Nelson, formerly of the Ottawa  valley, will remember something of the family of the  young woman referred to in the following from an  American paper : u A typical Gibson girl is Miss  Ailleen May, leading lady with a Ride for Life. Tall,  statuesque, graceful Miss May is the embodiment of  CD. Gibson'r! cherished model, Miss Mav is a  stunning blonde and hails from Ottawa, Canada,  where her father was an Episcopal clergyman. She  was for three years teacher of elocution in a convent  at Ottawa, She Was with May Irwin for two years  and is a clever actress as well as a beautiful one."  . A children's fancy dress concert under the auspices  of the Ladies Aid of the Presbyterian Church, will  be given at the Opera House this evening. The  receipts will be used to swell the church building  fund. ISfv* S��wJtfi*iffi^#totgifiMSsi^^  m  i  i  M  i  8  I'  1  I *��  1  i  P  I-  I  1*1  P  I  I-  p .'  if -  p-  fell-  I  Is  p  k  m  The Baleful Eye  XIl  ful.  prominent store in Paris was that of Jean  Guileau, baker, a widower with one child,  Hortense, just 17 years of age and very beauti-  I  I  Jean wisely took no part in the communistic orgies  running riot on the streets immediately subsequent  to the Franco-Prussian war ; but, with plenty of  provisions in his cellar, he philosophically closed the  doors and windows, withdrew his sign of business  and smoked his pipe contentedly in the seclusive  companionship and filial love of Hortense.  One so pretty and piquant as �� she could not be  exempt from a besieging of lovers. The two most  prominent of the these were her father's graduating  apprentices, Henri Edouin and Giuseppe���" dark  Giuseppe" and " the baleful eye" ���the latter was  frequently appellated by his intimates, because of  the treacherous glance in his hard, black orbs and a  lurking smile forever fixed about his   lips.  To Henri Hortense had long since given her  heart.  It was quite late one night when Henri departed from the embrace of his promised bride.  As Hortense retreated through the narrow doorway  an unexpected form, like an apparition from the  gloom, confronted her.  "Giuseppe !"   she cried. '  a It is I," he replied calmly.  " Oh, you frightened me ! Whence come you so  suddenly?"   v"  "From close beside^ girl. Ah, thou coquette !  A word.     I have heard all"���  " A listener���-you ? Shame' 1"  "Tell me, is it true, indeed, I need hope no more  to win you ?"  "You say you have heard all?"  "Yes.     I am not deaf."  " And you have seen too ?"  "Yes.     I am not blind."  " Much good may it do you, then, for \ou are  answered 1"  And with the sharp speech she slammed the door  in his face, angry at his having spied upon what was  to her a sacred interview.  For many nights after that her dreams were  haunted by the baleful eyes of dark Giuseppe, and  in her ears continually rang the fearful imprecation  she heard him mutter, coupled with the name of  Henri Edouin.  The favored lover was greatly surprised a few  days later at receipt of a communication from the  Versailles government. It was delivered by an  entire stranger, who .whispered these six ominous  words :  " For your eyes only.     Be discreet 1"  The sealed   billet contained this :  Last dispatches by balloon acknowledged. Inclosed herewith an order for 500 francs, payable  when France is redeemed from her enemies.  Paris. * M. Edouin.  Henri should have destroyed the mysterious scrawl  instantly. Instead he stood gazing at it in sheer  amazement. He had nothing whatever to do with  the Versaillose, though his-heart was honestly  with those who struggled so nobly to save the country from the doom of a bloody anarchy.  The few moments' stupefaction proved his greatest  misfortune.  There was a peremptory tap at the door.  Giuseppe entered, grinning infernally.     Behin  him " dressed" three ruffians of the national guard.  "Ah, M. Edouin !"   he said.  " Oh, is it you, Giuseppe ?"   replied Henri.  Giuseppe advanced with snaky quickness and ere  Henry could anticipate snatched away the fatal  paper.     Flourishing it aloft, he cried ;  "Away with him i See what I hold���a paper that  will have him shot unless I greatly mistake !" And  Giuseppe hissed maliciously into his rival's ear : " I  am now7 a trusted spy of the commune. Your death  is certain. You will never wed with Hortense  Guileau!"  Unfortunate Henri was soon in prison. He fully  realized his danger, and it required but little reflection to convince him of the foul trick played by  crafty Giuseppe.  The days of his confinement went tediously by,  while ever before him loomed the horried prospect of  a violent death. Then Giuseppe confronted his  victim and accompanying him���could it be reality?  1���was Hortense.  " I bring to you a gleam of sunlight, Mr. Edouin,"  said the dark browed villain, with grinning sarcasm.  Henri sprang forth to embrace his betrothed, but  Giuseppe interposed.  "Hold ! I did   not bring her here for a love seen <?.  Give ear  to  me.     Minutes for Henri Edouin   are.  valuable.     Judgment  is to be   given in your case  within an hour.    You know what it will be���death !  I come to offer you life."  "You ?" /;' V:\;:;7:v'^  "And   pray,  why  not ?   1  bold   the   document  that is to riddle you   with  bullets.     Say  the word  and I will destroy it.    I will retract my charge as a  stupid blunder."  "What word shall I   say ?"  "Henceforth you will work and fight on the side  of the commune. That will save you if I choose.  Giuseppe the spy is quite- another person than  Giuseppe the baker's apprentice. Money and influence both are mine now. Besides, our prisons  are cramming with too many hostages. Exchanges  are slow, and we need men. So, corneal have your  sworn word ?"  " Never !" burst from Henri's lips indignantly.  Throughout Hortense had remained passive. Now  she threw herself on her knees, with clasped hands,  before the man she so dearly loved.  " Oh, yes, yes !" she cried passionately. "For  me���for your own precious life! Anything for  your life ! Promise ! Swear ! Here on my knees J  beg you, Henri !"  Her voice was broken with wild sobbing; her  eyes were brimming with tears. The young man's  head dropped, then raised desperately, while hiseyes  flashed on the treacherous spy.  " So be it, villain Giuseppe ! I give my sacred  promise as you aBk."  The mysterious and convicting letter was instantly  torn into fragments, Giuseppe had not boasted  vainly. Two days later Henri Edouin was liberated  and mounted in the national guard.  For a long time he found no opportunity of seeing Hortense. When at last the lovers did meet,  it was to realize the greatest sorrow of their two  fond hearts. As the price of saving Henri's life  Hortense had solemnly agreed to wed with Giuseppe.  Ever memorable will be the 28th of May, i871,  when the following proclamation appeared.  INHABITANTS OF PARIS,  The army of France came to save you. Paris is  delivered.     Our soldiers carried,  at 4  o'clock,  th*>  mkmm  mummmmmmiiim  sMmmm  mmmmm  em  RfflSWffl  mMawmmiaMMiw  IKMMMiMM  wmmmmsm  mm BHB��IBMBtfBKlBMFimOTlWff^^  NHWMWM  :c...*..3r. fa.j.1  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  9  last positions occupied by the insurgents. Today  the struggle is finished. Order, labor and security  will now survive. i  De MacMahon, Due de Magenta,  Marshal of France, Commander In Chief.  Crowds and columns of prisoners were being  marched to Versailles. The prisoners' camp at  Satory was an anomalous picture, even shudderful  to contemplate.  A man with baleful eyes and snaky lips approached one of the entrances to the stable pens:  The prompt " Quivive ?"   halted  him.  " Pardon," was the affable, grinning response, "but  I am a quartermaster. You have here, by a great  mistake, a good cousin of mine who will answer to  the name of Henri Edouin. But so good as to summon him.to me. I am not so great a fool as to ask  his release just now, but would   speak with him if I  ��*  j>  may.  Villainous Giuseppe, ever treacherous and fearing  that Henri might eseape to annoy him in the future  and jealous to insanity that the man should live to  whom Hortense was so avowedly attached, had  sought the prisoners' camp with murderous intent.  In his bosom he carried a pistol, and with the weapon  he was resolved terslay the rival he hated.  His speech at the gate was interupted by a .-avage  cry.  A bronzed gendarme who was standing near  threw aside his musket and, springing forward,  gripped the pseudo quartermaster by the throat.  " This  wretch   lies 1"   he   vociferated   excitedly.  ���' He is Giuseppe of the commune, Giuseppe  th�� spy,  who   ordered  40  of my comrades   shot.     I   alone  escaped !   I know him well.!"  A fierce struggle ensued.  There were a flash, a bang, and the gendarme  dropped dead..  But simultaneouslv a musket butt rashed down  through the skull of Giuseppe. The baleful eyes  .were dimmed forever.  It would be difficult to describe the fearful pleadings of beautiful Hortense before the gentlemen of  the military bureau in Rue Satory. She knew and  revealed the trick which had placed Henri in  Giuseppe's power. She told the story of her heart's  sacrifice to save her lover's life and his unwilling  yielding to the proposition of his arch enemy. It  was an appeal to touch the deepest sympathy of her  hearers.  Henri Edouin was forthwith set at liberty.  He and his true Hortense were shortly afterward  wedded, and when Paris had subsided to comparative quiet old Jean Guileau gave a merry feast to the  handsome couple.--Saturday Night.  SHORT STORIES  Lord Nelson once sent his coxswain with a note to  Lady Hamilton, with orders to wait for a reply,  When her ladyship had read it, she said to the  sailor: " I suppose I'll have to give Nelson's coxswain a drink ; what shall it be���-a pot of beer, a  glass of grog or a drop of punch ?" " Bless yer ladyship,0 said Jack, " I ain't a bit particular; Pll  take the beer now, and can be drinking the grog  while your ladyship's mixing the punch for me."  An amusing episode occurred at a political, meeting at Lavendon during the general election. After  hearing the speeches of the candidate and his supporters,   an   aged   Conservative   from   Wolverton  mounted the platform and caused some mystery by  dramatically holding aloft a walnut, when he proceeded to say :  "This is a political walnut The rough shell  represents the Radicals ; the next, the thin, bitter  skin, is the Liberals, and the kernel represents the  good Conservative."  A man in the audience cried out, "Now crack  it!" ''  The Wolverton Tory did so, when, lo and behold,  the kernel was rotten ! The admixture of laughter  and chagrin that followed may be imagined.  Concerning Dicken's books, Ambassador Choate  reminded an English audience lately that as they  came out they were eagerly- devoured in America.  Dombey and Son came out in numbers long before  theiayingof the first Atlantic cable, and several  numbers went over in fortnightly steamers, the most  frequent communication of that day. In "an early  part of the story little Paul was brought to the verge  of the grave, the last number to hand leaving him  hovering between life and death, and all America  was anxious to know his fate. When the next  steamer arrived bringing decisive news the dock was  crowded with people. The passengers imagined  some great national or international event had  happened. But it was only the eager reading  public who had hurried down to meet the steamer  and get the first news as to whether little Paul -was  alive or dead.  One of the most ludicrous mistakes made by the  telegraph was caused by the loss of a single dot in a  telegram from Brisbane to a London news agpney.  As it reached London it read : " Governor-General  twins first son," which the news, agency " edited"  and sent around to the papers in the following form:  " Lady Kennedy, the wife of the Sir Arthur  Kennedy, Governor-General- of Queensland, yesterday gave birth at Government House, Brisbane,  to twins, the first born being a son." * The telegram  was published by most of the newspapers in London  and the provinces, and caused an unexpected sensation. Sir Arthur's friends pointed out with conclusive force that someone had blundered, as there  never was a Lady Kennedy, Sir Arthur being a  bachelor. The repeat message, which followed,  read : " Governor-General turns first sod," referring  to a railway ceremony.  " Celebrated authors sometimes forget their own  works," said an eminent physician the other day.  {i This is usually one of the effects of disease or old  age, As Waiter Scott grew older he became a victim to this kind of forgetfulness. Frequently when  one of his own poems was read to him he would ask  who was the author. ' Ivanhoe' was di3tated during a painful illness and published before its author  had quit his bed. When Walter Scott had become  convalescent he had no recollection of the story. To  ward the close of his life Linne found great pleasure  in reading his own works. Forgetful that he was  himself the author, he would frequently exclaim as  be read :   ' Beautiful!' k Magnificent!'  " Macaulay, the historian, had a friend whose  memory had once been exceedingly strong. Old age  made it exceedingly weak. If anything brilliant  was said or read to him in the evening, he would  imagine next morning that the brilliant ideas heard  the night before were his own. It was his custom  to write them out and show thorn to his friends as  original matter."  >S ' BaSa  M  mi  us  ��  m  I  I.T* >  i-g  m  10  Following are i.he ore shipments  received at the Trail smelter for the  week ending May 4 as reported  by the Trail Creek News :  Tons  Centre Star  1583i  War Eagle     718|  Iron Mask       86|  B. C   14291  Minnesota.       20  Ivanhoe.. ,..-.*���       20|  Bosun.......       20i  Total  3879  The    Greenwood     Times   says :  "Preparations are   going   steadily  forward for the enlargement of the  local smelter.     Carpenters  are  at  work cri seven additional ore   bins.  Thepe   bins   will   have a   holding  capacity of 100 tons  each and   are  located    immediately    under    the  north   end   of No.   4  spur.     Tlo  completion  of the  matte  elevator,  recently installed,   creates a  large  saving in  the   handling of   matte  Now the  matte  is   taken   directlv  , from the furnace floor,   after  being  weighed, to the elevator and  lifted  up to a   platform   on a   level   with  the floor  of   the   rail way cars and  loaded directly.    It is learned that  the ������contract has  not   yet   been   let  for the additional furnace.      Plans  have been prepired   a/nd   within; a  few days machinery houses will be  figuring on titem.     The additional  furnace will be of the   same size as  that now in   use,   viz.:   43x150   a'  tuyers leve 1.    C us torn o re has bt- en  coming in  pretty   steadily  during  the past Week,  when   receipts  aggregated    some   500    tons.     The  shippers are :   Morrison, in   De id-  wood   camp;   B.   C.$   in   Summit  camp ;    Snowshoe,    in     Phoe iix  camp, and the Carmi up  the Wedt  Fork of the Kettle river."  Robert Wood and associates of  Greenwood, have tr.i inferred their  valuable mining claims in Prentic-  ton camp and up the West Fork to  the Vancouver-B >uiu.Ury Creek  Development and Mining Co., Lt I.,'  which has a capital of $500,000.  The claim* include the Okanogan,  Torpedo, Klondike and Pen tic ton  in Penticton camp,  and the Sally,  THE NELS ON ECONOMIST  Rob Roy, Highland Queen, Excel"  sior, Maple Leaf No. 2, and a half  interest in the Rosalie in the West  Fork district.  On May 1st all the force working  on ore at the Ivanhoe mine was  laid off, and only a small f >rce  engaged on development retained  on the payro 1. The mill is still  working day shift but will be closed  down also in a few days. Previous  to the shut down the Minnesota  Silver Company had about 60 men  on the payroll and shipped for the  past few weeks from 80 to 100 tons  a week. The shut down is- the result of the unsatisfactory state of  the lead market. Ivanhoe ore nun-  50 per cent, lead and from 70 to 90  ounces silver.���Paystreak.  NOTICE TO CREDITORS.  In the matter of the Estate of Kenneth Canf  nell,late  )f the City  of i\ els on,  Province o  oBritish Columbia, stone mason, deceased.  Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the  " Trustees and Executors Act" of the Revised  Statutes of the Province of British Columbia,  1897, Chapter 187, that all creditors and others  having claims against the estate of the said  Kenneth Cannell.who died on or about the 18th  day of October, 1900, are required, on or before  the 1st day of July, 1901, to send by post prepaid or deliver to Messrs Taylor & Hannington,  of the City of Nelson aforesaid, Solicitors for  Barbara Cannell, the administratrix of the  personal estate of the said deceased, their  Christian and surnames, addresses and descriptions, the full particulars of their claims,  the statement of their accounts and the nature  of the securities, if any, held by them.  And further take notice that after such last  mentioned date the said administratrix will  proceed to distribute the assets of the deceased  among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims which she shall then  have notice, and'thesaid administratrix will  not be liable lor the said assets or any part  thereof to any person or persons of'whose  claims notice shall not have been received by  .her at the time of such distribution.  Dated the 24th day ef April 1901. ...  TAYLOR & HANNINGTON,  Solicitors for Barbara Cannell, administratrix  of Kenneth Cannell, deceased.  KOOTENAY ...  .  COFEEE CO.  Coffee Roasters  Dealers'" Tea and Coffee  We are offering at lowest prices tho best  grades of Ceylon, India, China and Japan  ���Teas.  Our Best Mocha and Java Coffee per  pound ;.. -...$   40  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds. .... 1 00  Choice Blend Coffee, 4 pounds......... 100  Special Blend Coffee, 6 pounds..... 1 00  Rio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00  Special Blend Ceylon rea, per piund.    ;���>()  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTEN^rrXOFFEE CO.  Telephone 177.  P. O. Box 182.  WEST     BAKER    STREET,    NELSON  WADDS BROS.  Vancouver and Melson  BAKER STREET  NELSON,  B.  C.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Golden Queen Mineral CI aim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District-  Where Located: About 1500 feet north of  the '"Poorman" and about one mile south of  the Kootenay bridge.  Take notice that 1, John McLatchie, of the  City of Nelson, acting as  agent i'or   Eliza  Ann Crowe, Free   Miner's Certificate No.   B  20,400,'intend, sixty days from tlie date hero-j  of, to  apply to tho Mining Recorder for a '  Certificate    I Improvements, for the purpose 1  ofobtainlng  a Crown 'Grant of tlie  abovo  claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section H7,  must bo commenced before the  Issuance ol' such OortUlcate 01'.Improvements1)  Dated this 17till clay  if April, 11)01,  John MoLATmriF,, P.L.S.  DIRECT   ROUTE  EAST          . t ���  Toronto  Ottawa  Montreal  Boston ,  Halifax  New York  WEST  Vancouver  Victoria  Skagway  Seattle  Portland  San Francisco  VI  GREAT CLEARANCE  SALE  ...OF,  GENT'S FURNISHINGS AND  CLOTHING  Fine English, Scotch, and Shetland Wool Underwear  ranging in price from 65c upwards  THEO.   MATJSON  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. C.  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