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 ��  VOL. IV.  NELSON, B. C., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26,1901.  NO. 50  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 WILL BE  ADVERTISED IN THESE COLUMNS, AND THE IN  TERESTS OF READERS WILL BE CAREFULLY  GUARDED AGAINST IRRESPONSIBLE PERSONS AND  WORTHLESS ARTICLES.  THE preliminary arrangement between the Crow's  N.eit Southern and the 'Provincial Government  has been executed by the company,and it is understood that the construction work on the railway  will be begun forwith. All that was demanded by  the opponents of the Crow's Nest Southern has been  agreed to. The company has given security that  the Lieutenant-Governor in council shall have the  right from time to time to fix the maximum rates of  freight and passenger traffic and the company shall  not charge rates higher than those so fixed. Perhaps  the most important clause in the agreement is the  ^third one, which states :  '.".. The com pan y has executed an agreemen t providing that : If at any time hereafter it should appear to the Lieutenant-Governor in council that  there is reason to believe that a supply of coal and  'Cokefor;usein the counties of Yale and Kootenay is  not furnished by the company at all times, now or  hereafter, in sufficient quantities to the smelters and  ���refineries in said counties, the Lieutenant-Governor  in council may, by order in council, refer such questions to arbitration under the provisions of the  Arbitration Act and amending acts."  This is practically what certain newspapers and  persons in British Columbia demanded from the  Crow's Nest Southern company, and it is pleasing to  note that the agitation to secure the rights of the  smelters brought about such a result. It was stated  of course, that this agitation was inspired by the  Canadian Pacific Railway Company, but subsequent  events demonstrated the falsity of the accusation. If  the servile tools of Jim Hill could have accomplished  it, the smelters ofthe Kootenay would not have  secured those safeguards now incorporated in the  agreement between the company and the Provincial  'Government.  The Toronto Telegram is in favor of cheaper insurance to Manufacturers. It says: " Cheaper insurance is demanded by manufacturers. A committee of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association  has decided to draw up a set of rules for acceptance  by the underwriters under penalty of losing the  business of the 800 members of the association. The  manufacturers want to get what others want and  can't get, and it remains to be eeen   whether the  in  surance men will yield to a combination what they  refuse to the individual. The underwriters adduce  statistics to show that the insurance of wholesale  and manufacturing risks in Canada does not pay  under the rates charged, but they keepin the background the other side of the etory which showb that  dwelling house and retail store risks do pay handsome profits. If, as the underwriters claim, the insurance of wholesale and manufacturing establishments is now a losing business, their granting more  favourable terms to the manufacturers would mean  either that rates are at present too high or that  other elapses unable to protect themselves will be  made to pay for the concession^! wrung from the  insurance companies through combination."  The Ottawa Government has received the following message from the High Commissioner : " Lloyds  informs me two systems wireless telegraphy have  been developed and will be utilized at Lloyds' signal  stations, and think are superior to any yet brought  forward. To determine relative merits of the two  systems exhaustive experiment-* are proposed, and if  you would like to delegate an officer .-to witness them,  happy to afford every facility. Lloyds ask me to  communicate this information to you."  %.  The Economist is not guilty of exaggeration, when  it states that the citizens of Nelson will celebrate the  forthcoming anniversary of Confederation on a scale  never attempted by any city in the Province of  British Columbia. The subscriptions by the citizens  nearly double the amount subscribed on similar  occasions by the coast cities, and the prizes therefore  will be such as to induce competition from all over  the Province. The committees have performed their  work well, and the only thing required to make the  celebration an unprecedented success is good weather.  /The patriotic sons of Canada in Nelson will do the  rest.  Thk Economist has referred to the agitation now  going on amongst Presbyterians for a revision of the  Westminster Confession, It is very evident that  leaders of thought amongst Presbyterians are  determined to make a change in other matters  affecting their belief in the past. Preaching at  Ottawa Sunday, a week ago, Rev. Daniel J. Fraser,  L. L, D., of St. Stephen's Church, St. John, New Brunswick, boldly stated that in his belief the Assembly of  the Presbyterian Church has the right to declare in  favor of or against any part of the Old or New  Testament, " Tlie question i* being earnestly asked,"  said the  reverend gentleman," what is the basis of  mm 4  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  religious belief ?  Or, to use the. language ofthe late  Dr.   Martineau,   what   is the   seat o* authority .in  religion ?   Why do we believe in  God, in   Christ, in  the Bible?   What final  answer can we give to  him  that asketh of us a reason for the hope that is in us ?  Whv do we believe in Christianity ?   Toss this qvies-  tion among a company of theologians,  and you   will  likely stir up a babel  of confusion.    The church is  the infallible   source  of   religious belief,   says  the  Roman and Anglo-Catholic..   The Bible is the ultimate seat of authority in religion, says tne  evangelical Protestant.     Reason is our final religious guide,  says the Unitarian.     And these will all have.many  and strong words to speak in behalf of their favorite  claimants.    My purpose now is to show that while  there is truth in each of these contentions the deeper  truth lies beneath them all.     R^ison as a candidate  f jr the   seat of   authority the   evangelical churches  have been   in the habit  of dismissing in  quite   too  summary a fashion.     Many p trts of our creed, they  sav. which we believe most   firmly and   from   whose  binding authority we cannot break away, are  those  before which reason is dumb.    ^Many   truths of our  religion, while   they do not   oppose, yet   transcend  ���reason.     Someof those religious  fads   which   lie in  the universal consciousness of the race are  such   as  reason   has not yielded us and   reason can otter   no  ample apology for their persistence.     But reason, as  defined by many in  the so-called liberal churches,  can makei no unworthy claim to a high' pi ace5 among  guides.     Dean Everett, of   blessed memory, one of  the greatest and best representatives of New England  Unittarianism, shortly before his   death   began   an  article in the New World with these, significant words:  REASON IS REASONING; v ".' Suppose a child to  have this problem set before it :   Given  fifty dollars  to be divided among  five  men,  how  many  dollars  will   each   man receive?   This   problem,   however  Simple it may seem to us, we can imagine to be a little formidable to the child.   It sets down its figures,  adding ciphers to represent cents and   proceeds  by  long division.     It reaches the result that each man  will receive a hundred   dollars.     Now, whether   it  discovers the cause of its  mistake or not, it  might  possibly be bright   enough to   see that,the   answer  could not  be right.     This might be seen  to be   unreasonable.     The child's reason  might  decide that  the result of its reasoning was a mistake.'    Proceeding to    apply   this distinction between 'reason'and  'reasoning' to religion, he says :.   'In the  course  of  history  of   Christianity,  the   Christian   world   in  general   has been   made to   believe   many  strange  doctrines.     One doctrine, for instance, that has been  received by many with joy and has driven others insane, is that God elected from eternity some to everlasting joy, and some to ever lasting and unmitigated  torment.     These   doctrines Have   been reached   by  reasoning  that seemed   faultless.   .   , ; .But some  were found   to depute them.    These  persons  had .  little in the way of argument  to offer.    They   rejected these doctrines because they were unreasonable.  Men urged the unreasonableness of result against the  truth of the reasoning by which this result had been  reached.' 'Now 'reason' in this comprehensive  sense of the term is close akin to or embrac. s what  we call 'intuition,' 'religious feeling,' 'Christian consciousness,' and I cannot see how the most orthodox  Presbyterian can pick any serious quarrel with the  Unitarian when he says that reason in this sense has  its rightful place among religious authorities.  The reverend gentleman concluded  his sermon as  follows���:���   "In  these days of criticism   and  controversy, even Presbyterians are giving all sorts of   bad  reasons for their faith in   the   Bibleas   the  inspired  word of God ;   but we really  believe in it because  the word of God within us witnesseth to   the word of  of God in the Bible ;   because the Bible  inspires us  to sublime faith and surer hope and larger love.   We  do not believe in God because the Bible declares His  existence, but we believe in the Bible because we are  conscious of God and hear His voice in holv^cripture.  We do not believe in immortality because the Bible  teaches it, but we   believe in   the Bible because   its  teaching of immortality is confirmed by   the witness  of our  immortal natures.     We   do not believe   in  human duty because the Bible teaches it; but we believe in the  Bible  because   its revelation  of   duty  agree? with the deliverances of' our  own moral  con-  sciousness.     This then   is the bed-rock of  religious  belief���our Christian consciousness, or, if you prefer,  God dwelling with us.     This was the testr to which  the books of the Bible wereoriginaliy put.    Various  pieces of religious literature were scattered a rao'ng" the  churches.     These was gathered together  and   tested-,  by the church.     Those   that did not appeal to   the  Christian consciousness of the church   were rejected.  Those   which   the   Christian   consciousness of   the  church   accepted   as useful   religious   guides   were  placed in the canon of the New Testament.    This is  one ofthe outstanding principles of  the Protestant  Reformation.     Martin Luther called the  epistle of  St. James  a'right   strawy   epistle,'and denied   its  right to be in   the sacred canon.     We may   accept  collective consciousness of the  church as of greater  authority   than   the   individual    consciousness   of  Luther, but to deny such liberty today is to be false  to the Protestant spirit.   If we believe that the spirit  of God still guides His church, the general  assembly  now in session has a perfect right to declare (in.favor  of oriagainst any part of the Old or New Testament.  Men are clamoring loudly for inspiration of the Bible  ���and it is a truth' worth contending for���but let us  never forget that the inspiration of the Bible  reader  is just as necossary as he  inspiration   ofthe   Bible  writer ���"  Kilkenny Castle, which was built in the twelfth  century by Richard de Clare, known as Strongbow,.  occupying a commanding position on the summit of  a precipice above the River Nore, is to be reproduced  in its exterior appearance in the residence which  Mr. Howard Gould, the millionaire, is building  on a high bluff overlooking Long Island Sound.  The   edge of the   bluff is to be   lined by a   marble  B��!fflMI��l��^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  balustrade, and on the landward side a natural  moat, to be filled with water from artesian springs,  will cut off the up-to-date twelfth century stronghold, whose highest tower will be visible for miles in  every direction. No steel piilars or beams of any  kind will be used in the building, which it will take  two years to erect. Nothing like it, it is said, has  ever been attempted before on this continent.  The High School by-law, voted upon by the  citizens of Victoria last Monday, gave rise to a discussion on educational matters that may prove  beneficial in more ways than one. The columns of  the Victoria daily papers teemed with letters, some  in favor of additional: educational facilities, and  others doubting the wisdom of the city incurring  liabialities to educate the children of the poor man.  We take th** following extract from a letter written  by Mr. Oscar C. Bass, and while we do not agree  with the sentiment expressed, we must confess that  Mr. Bass emphasizes what a great many of us know  to be a true statement of the case.  "Now, the people are staggering along  under the  burden  of taxation   for  education   which they are  totally unable to bear.     If the results were equal to  the effort, it would not be quite so bad, but the results  are disgracefully short:     We hear 'of-all. sorts of professional and   scientific branches of learning being  taught in the public school ;   we see  the  boys and  girls coming home loaded down with books, but if you  advertise for a hundred applicants (taken from those  ��� boys and girls we see so loaded with books) you will  probably get one that you can   thrash into shape  so  that he will   -spell common,  ordinary  English   in a  manner that will not disgrace you, and after a few  months you may get him or her to write his or her  name so that it is legible ;  you may also be able to  train him or her so that he or she will be able to talk  to your cubtomers or clients in intelligible English.  This is not stretchingthe point a bit.     Ask any merchant or office man hie experience in selecting a junior  clerk;     Perhaps the  Latin,  French,  mensuration,  trigonometry,   botany,  music  and other   branches  crowd out the common, everyday lines of knowledge.  ., Listen to the grammar and general language of those  boys and girlB on the way   to and from school,   and  ask yourt-elf if the higher education is doing the work  , it is expected.    Teachers attribute the failure  to the  home influence ;   that is a matter for   argument.  Politicians, municipal   and  otherwise, will   preach  virtuously about giving  the workmgman's child   a  chance.  '.  If a rational system is  adopted, the iwork-  ingman's child will have every chance in the world.  Let the High School be   self-supporting ; let  thoue  whpteek a professional and scientific education pay  for it.    The   public will  not object to  endowing a  certain number of ncholarships in the High  School;  or for that matter in a university, to  be given  competitively.    The  workingman's   child who has  an  aptitude for learning will be eligible for these scholar-  ships with all other children ;  let the scholarships be  competed for out of the public school, and   let there  be no politics about the matter.    But the sooner we  have honesty in public men, and have a declaration  from them that this system of education, endless  in  its ramifications, is as useless for  practical purposes  as it is cumbrous, the  better it will be for the people.  This system of education is aoollossal absurdity ;  it  is the creation of faddists and politicians; the faddists  get a fat living out of it and the politicians get votes,  and both parties are obtaining something under false  pretenses, for they are giving no value in return. The  sooner the gold facts , are acknowledged the sooner  shall we have more money for public works, and  consequently more money to keep mechanics and  their families ; we shall have better behaved children  on the streets : we shall have fewer cigarette sucking  young fellows, trying in vain to poke their eyes over  the edges of ridiculously high collars ; while the  fathers and mothers of the owners (no, the wearers)  of those collars are struggling along trying to keep  these young gentry who have been taught to believe  that the business followed by their fathers is not  good enough for them."  Sir Harry Hamilton Johnson, special commissioner for the Uganda Protectorate, has returned to  London, after an ahsence of two years. He brings  stories of Uganda rivaling Mr. Henry Stanley's description of Darkest Africa. Sir Harry relates that  the country surrounding Montelgon is totally  depopulated as a result of tribal wars and is consequently mar velously stocked with big game that are  as tame as English park deer. Zebras and  antelopes can be approached to within ten yards  and there is no sport in killing them. Elephants  and rhinoceroses are abundantsand, according to Sir  Harry, lions in Uganda are too busy eating harte-  beest to notice a passing caravan. The prehistoric  giraffe has been discovered in this country by the  command, which proposes to maintain the region  referred to as a national park. He photographed  a race of ape men in the Congo' forest differing entirely from Stanley's pigmiejs^and secured phono-  gaph records of their language arid music. He says  that twelve varieties of rubber trees are found in  this country's inexhaustible supply.  The proposal of the West Kootenay Power & Light  company with regard to the city's electric light  plant and a franchise to do business in Nelson does  not reflect any credit on the intelligence of the gentleman putting forward the scheme. In entertaining  such a proposal the council would be making a retrograde movement. Municipal bodies are not selling  utilities these days.  At the time of writing there seems to be fair  prospects for an early settlement of the disputes between the C. P. R. and its trackmen.  TuEsentenceof Leithnrr, the absconding Nortnern  Pacific agent at Victoria, to two years imprisonment,  should be a warning to young men to avoid attempting to live a $200 a month pace on a $75 a month  salary.  Some idea of the value of the prizes to be given to  winners at the forthcoming celebration can be formed  by a glance at the window of W. F, Teetzel <fc Co.  Mr. Teetzel has kindly placed his line show window  at the disposal of the committee for the display of  prizes. 6  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  IF statistical records of the population of the world  did not yet show the number of females to be  largely in excess of males, the fact would be  self-evident from the thousands of young women  who crowd the busy marts of trade and fill numerous  useful positions, along with the sterner sex, in almost all apartments of mercantile life, in every  populous ;business centre. So rapidly are the?e  young women coming to the front, and so increasingly numerous are they becoming, that some of the  leading American journals are beginning to seriously  discuss their fitness and opportunities for the leading positions in'future mercantile life.  / ���  We confess, that at first thought, the proposition  to develop our fair ladies into anxious, careworn  .merchants or business managers, seems repulsive to  us-���at variance with our cherished ideal and best  conceptions of "the female form divine," and  opposed to the design of an all-wise Providence. It  is true that girls make good typewriters and stenogra-  phers, fine designers, painteis and decorators,  musicians and artists,; and occasion al 1 y ; where the  girls of a family happen to be boys, their abnormal  conceits and ambitions may sometimes lead them to  rush in where angels fear to tread, and attempt to  cope with the, intricacies of politics, law, finance,  medicine and numerous other objects included in  the modern phrase of " higher education." We  have also known stray girls to take kindly to ithe  care and management of horses, arid acquit themselves creditably at farm work, etc. No doubt it is this  latter class of women of whom a leading New York  journal had in mind recently when urging its lady  readers to study plumbing ; he goes on to say that  it is a common thing for city households to experience vexations from bursting or leaking pipes,  and that there is no reason why the women should  not know how to turn off the water supply, arrest a  leak, or even mend the break in the water pipe, without affecting her usefulness for any other positions.  This may be possible ; but we think not likely ;  most women are not built that way, and to attempt  to develop in them the hardy, coarser feelings of, the  man-mechanic would inevitably, we fancy, in time  crush or render callous those finer instincts or feelings peculiar to their sex, and which make them  such attractive society for the men in their hours of  diversion  and relaxation.  There are some light lines of business to which the,  feminine nature more readily adapts itself; tfyese  lines, such as dry goods, millinery, bootB and shoes,  and many other that suggest themselves, offerin  our day favorable opportunities to many bright girls  who possess good judgment, quick perception, and  ofttimesa faculty for business, for earning a liveli*  hood, while they otherwise might have to ramain  idle and become hoplessly dependent and humilated.  To all such willing workers it would be the .height  of folly and injustice, as well as ungenerous, to refuse  them any employment they are capable of satisfactorily performing, merely because the poBitione have  formerly been filled by men ; again, where the  merchant has one or more girls, and possibly no son  to help him in business, there can be no reasonable  objection to his giving them a chance to add to their  home education a practical knowledge of his busi  ness, always provided that they have taste and  aptitude in.that direction. They may likely become  good assistants, who could relieve him when  necessary, and help themselves at any time in life  when circumstances might call upon them to do so.  A contemporary, writing in favor of women  acquiring a business education, says there are many  points in her favor as compared with young men ;  the average young women has no disposition to wild  ordissipated habits, may be counted strictly honest,  and in dealing with customers will likelv exercise  more tact than the generality of male employees,  while she can learn to sell goods as well, keep a store  as tidy, and accounts as accurate as anyone. We  would remind our contemporary that many a young  woman has acquired u a disposition to wild and  dissipated habits," and become dishonest, through  the associations she was subjected to after entering  upon a business career ; and it is well for employers  to remember the statement of a large dry goods  merchant that the best women make the best  assistants, but that the' average woman ranks far  beneath the average man.  Of course, in the present unequal state of the  .world's population, it is not possible for all ladies.to  get married, but we submit that marriage is the  natural a,nd legitimatedestiny, ^ as" well as the  hightest and noblest sphere for the exercise of her  God-given talents, of every woman. Therefore, no  properly constituted girl should allow her ambition  to be diverted altogether from its natural goal���-the  exalted poshion of wife and mother, 4{ queen of the  home." To this end, then, too much attention can  scarcely be given to that all-important education in  household affiairs and domestic economy���a science,  the study of which is top frequently neglected by  girls, who seems to think it belongs only to .their  mothers and a bygone age.  There is one gentleman in Nelson who can now  fully appreciate the sentiment of Job when he uttered:  *��� Oh that mine adversary had written a book." Some  weeks ago this gentleman undertook a criticism of  certain conditions of social life in Nelson, which gave  great offense to a large number 6f citizens. The  result is that the author has left himself open to  criticism, and if he is half as bad as he in represented,  it is doubtful if his article should be regarded in the  light of a standard work on morality.  At Capetown a lion tamei was gouig through a  performance, in a cage with a full grown lion lately  caught. Suddenly it was seen that the brute was  putting the trainer through his paces rather than*  being put through itself. Softly, crouchin g and  creeping, the big. cat edged itself between the  ' unnerved man and, the door of the den, fixing its  victim with two rolling yellow orbs of flaming  ferocity and sawing the empty air with its tufted  tail as it crouched preparatory to springing. Many  men among the audience, used to the ways of wild  beasts, saw bnet comprehended, but only one man  possessed the knowledge and the presence of mind  to avert the,apparently inevitable. , Pursing up his  lips as though he were going to whistle,,he emitted a  horse, low, rasping hiss. The beast heard and  understood, for the sound was an exact imitation of  the noise made by the giant constrictor when its huge  body is coiled for the throw that never misses, that  never relaxes and that no beast of the field is strong, THE NELSON ECONOMIST  7  4  '  enough   to  withstand.     Again and  yet again   the  rancous sound rasped the stillness,  and  the  angry  brute drew back it head, its great  eyes grew  small  and dull, the hackles rose and stiffened on   its back  and it cowered, whining, on the floor of the cage.  Lowery's Claim has made its appearance. Without attempting to criticize this latest production of  the brain of the Bret Harte of the Kootenays, it must  be said that it justifies everything Mr. Lowery  cWimed for it.  The Copp, Clark Co., Limited, Toronto have issued  a catalogue of their recent publications, which is  designed to assist those who are dejirous of securing  books for summer reading in making a selection.  The catalogue consists of every form of literature, including a large number of the latest books of fiction.  Those in search of attractive reading would do well  to secure a catalogue/which can be obtained at the  store of the Canada Drug and Book Co., Limited,  Nelson.'.  It now looks as if there wo^ld be two visiting  lacrosse teams on the occasion of the celebration���  a picked team from the Boundary towns and a team  from Medicine Hat. The Nelson players are  practising every evening and the games should be  exhibitions of thesbest lacrosse yet seen in the Kootenays.  In many Provinces..,of the Dominion and States of  the Union, societies are being formed for the preservation of places of historic interest. .In Eastern  Canada, everything bearing on the early history of  the country, i* religiously preserved. For some years  the stone which marked the place where Hon,  Thomas D'Arcy McGee fell by the hand of the  assassin Whelan, at Ottawa, had been lost. It had  been built into a building which for some years stood  -on the spot. Recently the building was demolished,  and once more the young Canadian who vis'ts Ottawa  is reminded of a man who was once prominent in the  counsels ofthe Confederation. I merely give this as an  instance of what is being done by historical societies  in the East. Old houses are being preserved, so that  succeeding genera: ions may be the better able to discover the condition of the people who at various times  peopled the country and their relaf ions to the soil and  institutions. I regret to say that British Columbia,  especially rich in historic interest, has not done much  in the way of perpetuating knowledge of early days in  the Crown colony and afterwards the Province.  " The program of what a French girl may or may  not do is drawn up very precisely," declares Th.  Bentzon (Madame Blanc), in The Ladies' Home  Journal for July. Unless she is poor and has to earn  her own living she never goes out alone. The company of a friend of her own age would not be  sufficient to chaperon her. It is an established  rule that novel-reading is a rare exception. She is  entirely subject to her parents' will in the matter of  reading, And if she asks to see anything at the  theatre except a classical masterpiece, or an opera,  they will tell her that such a thing is not considered  proper, feeling sure of her silent submission. After  she is fifteen yean* old she is generally allowed to.be  in the drawing-room on her mother's reception days,  but must keep to the mode&t and secondary place  assigned her:  pouring the tea and  presenting it,  courtesy ing to her elders, answering when spoken to  ���in short, undergoing her apprenticeship. She has  but few jewels, and under nopretext any diamonds.  Custom does not permit hyr to wear costly things; nor  does it give her the right, in general, to have a money  allowance worth speaking of for her personal use.  She receives a trifling sum for charity, her books and  gloves. A young girl never takes the lead in conversation, but always allows the married lady the  precedent, and she finds it quite natural to occupy  the background."  "The Abandoned Farmer," by Sydney Herman  Preston, is the latest work from- the presses of the  Copp, Clark Co., Limited, Toronto. This is the story  of a newspaper man, who in order to be able to discuss the practical features of agriculture decided to  take up farming as a side issue. To this his wife  objected, but finally consented,- with certain stipulations. Like many another man who has givenup  what he knew something about to engage in what he  knew nothing about, the newspaper man becomes a  victim of all sorts of schemers. The story narrates  his experiences in a deliciously humorous manner  from beginning to end. This book is on sale at the  store of the Canada Drug and Book Co., Limited  Nelson.  For Dominion Day ail Canadian Pacific Railway  agents will sell round trip tickets at fare and one  fourth good going June 2, 9, 30, July 1, return July  2nd. .    -  Norris & Rowe's Big Famed Animal Shows will  begin an engagement in this City Monday" afternoon  under their large water-proof tent, which will be  located on the C. P. R. grounds. Performances will  be given daily at 2: and 7 p. m. A grand free  spectaculor street carnival and children's fairy  parade will be given on the morning of the exhibition,  at which time the entire company of over 3p0 animal  sactors will be seen, decked out in their gorgeous  trappings. Norris & Rowe's Show is looked forward to by the amusement lovers of this city with  much interest, because the show is pure, moral and  very instructive and. has been enlarged and em-  proved. The present season has been no exception  to the rule for the show is now fullv twice the size of  last year and manv new and valuable additions and  improvements have been made. Parents and others  who have in charge the education and intelectual  developmeat of children, find so many objectional  features to the general exhibition enterprises of the  present day, that they hesitate to take them to places  of amusement, for fear that their budding minch  may become contaminated, and the pleasures they  may receive, more than counterbalanced by the evil  impressions which may be given, them. Alive to  this fact, Norris & Rowe's Show this season is up to  the high standard of past years. Every b>y and  girl should pee this entertainment, as it is very instructive, moral and highly entertaining and the  lesson of what kindness and patience will accomplish  over dumb brutes can nowhere else be so thoroughly  taught,  The lacrosse match between teams selected by  Frank Tamblyn and D. A Mo Garland, next Saturday is certain to attract a large crowd to the recreation grounds, P. G.  t ' r  '> \  imumi-KimMimS 8  A Trifle Short.  \i  It?'  " M  ARECHAL NIELS- three dollars a dnzen!  Ratner dear : but hang it, so is she!" he inwardly mused. Outwardly he said :  "Yes ; I'll take the dozen���this note is to . go  with them ; the address is on it. Be sure it don't  get 1< at." If his pocket was lighter, so was his  heart as he left the florist's shop and went to his law.  office.  There were two of them ; and one of her. Each  hopcd he was the right one, yet was not quite sure..  Indeed, she was scarcely sure her<?eif. One represented wealth, ease,, station���the things that she had  been taught were, the. ultima thule of human  existence. The other represented���she scarcely  dared say what ; but when he was near her pulse-j  thrilled asif a strange, sweet secret were about to be  revealed���and afterward dreams ���such dreams as  maids from princess -to peasant have dreamed������  haunted her pillow persistently.  " Did I>ign that note ?" Hollister asked his Code  as he went over it an hour later���":'it seems to me I  wrote my name in full, Arthur Sullivan Hollister.  I think I recall how the H looked. Yes ; I'm pure  I signed it all right." And he tried to go back to  .his:,.br^  To be sure he had sighed tie note���in a way.  " A. Si H." might mean Arthur Sullivan Hollister :  and doubtless would if Croesus hadn't been in the  case.'���'������'.">Croesus ?" She called him that to keep  well in mind what he represented. But on "Change,  where be dwelt with others of his kind, he passed as  Anthony Semmes Hudson���and when that name  was 8igne.(l to a check,  it went.  She adored roses���most of all Marechal Niels���  and as she inhaled their fragrance in luxurious  whiffs, she read the note : /  ��� " These will tell you what you are to me. Wear  them at Mrs. DeLand's to-morrow night and I will  know that you have read their message aright.  A.S. H."  'A S. H."���that meant Anthony Semmep Hudson  - -Croesus���of course. Roses were three dollars a  dozen���nobody else���-and she took a hasty inventory  of her admirers���nobody else would have sent the  whole dozen. It was quite plain that it must be  Croesus who was minded to play flower-god.'" He deserved a kind, a very kind note of thanks after the  way she had snubbed him at the opera last night.  No doubt he sent the roses to convince her that he  did not cherish malice,  Before the note of thanks was written the similarity in the initials occiired to her���could it be possible  and a warm glow suffused her cheeks���no, it could  not. He whom she vaguely wished might prove  the right one had not time nor money for such methods of wooing. lie might have stolen away from  those musty law books to tell her what she was to  him ;- but to entrust the tender secret to those  flowery messengers��� at three dollars a dozen ! Oh,  no ; it waB quite plain that Croesus was her Flora,  and the note.of thanks was speedily dispatched to  him.  In the flurry of the stock exchange Croesus lost a  promising batch of Erie by lingering over that  scented bit of French stationery.  But Croesus could afford to lose the Erie, seeing  he played for a dearer stake, and seemed to be  winning, too.  " 'Flowers ?' (thanks ?' What does she mean ?  Well, it seems to me that I am in luck, and I won't  give myself away at any rate."     And  the  brokers  '4  wondered how Hudson   could   smile so, on   top   of  losing the Erie.  *' She might at least have thanked a fellow," said  Hollister to his familiar demon, when the day passed  and no acknowledgement of his roses came to hand.  u Ah, well ; her life is so full of roses she has no  time nor thought for me or mine. I was a fool to  have fancied otherwise. What's a struggling fellow  with little but love and hope���what's he to a girl  like that ? She was reared to measure everything by  the gold; standard, and women don't often stray  from such training for the sake of love."  Then Hollister went to sleep and dreamed that his  law books came down from their shelves and changed  to golden imps and danced a minuet around him.  Only on each golden body, in lieu of a head, a  mammoth Marechal Ni'el was perched ; and as they  pasted, each imp seemed to pause and smile mockingly at him.  The next night, the trio met at Mrs. DeLand's. She,  radiant, imperial, matchless���in turquoise velvet,  pearls, and Marechal Niels. Croesus looked upon  her with more covetous eyes thaa ever.he had given  to the goodliest "preferred" stock ; and resolved to  hazard his fate while that alluring look met his  ���gaze. ������ ���������.'���'.';-. ���,>.--'.?: ;��� "���'" \  When;Hollister  saw  his  roses  on her dress, his  smouldering rage dimished  and   love  seemed,  just  then,  the  only  guerdon  wortn  striving  for.     But  Croesus hovered about her, and she let him.  '������.'" Why not ?"  she  said   to  that  womanly .something which shrank back from the  words which  she  felt were trembling on   his lips   *4 Why not take the  plunge, and have it over ?   The  world fexpects  it ;  my people expect it .;*- and I am not sure but I expect it myself.    Then why can't I put on my golden  shackles   and   wear them   gracefully ?: They'll   be  twenty-two   carat���warranted, solid   all   the   way  through 1   Hearts ?    Pshaw !    What use  has  one  for them in my world ? They're only fit to ache and  get under people's  feet���-so why not dispense  with-  them and have done with it ?"  Croe.sus felt that the moment was propitious.  " Come, let us go into the conservatory.    I'm sure  you don't care for the  waltz ?"  and he  had  about  him that something  which every feminine creature  senses, and knows means, u Yea or nay."  She felt it, and was on   the  point of going, when.  Hollister came to her side with a steely  glint in his  eyes. ���  ���" Since you wear my colors, may I not claim at  least one dance ?" he said, with a significant glance  at the golden beauties that were beginning to droop  upon her breaBt. She scarcely comprehended the  force of his words, save that they meant a little  respite from what she dreaded and yet felt was in  evitable, as well as a brief sojourn in that other  world���the world of dreams !  Before Croesus realized that she was going from  him, she was sweeping down the in Hollister's room  arms to the dreamy music of the waltz.  " What   did they   say   to you���my   roses ?"   he  whispered as they glided on.  " Your roses ?"���she started in surprise���u these?''  " I   hope so.     I begged that you wear them, and  when I saw them on your breast 1 dared���"  u Do you mean   to say that   you sent me   roses  yesterday ?"   and in her eyes there flashed a something Croesus would not have liked to see.  "Yes."  " And a note ?"  " Certainly, but you did  not answer it,    I fear ���'/,���'  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  V  \  ���my roses were faithless  messengers.     Perhaps   my  tongue would not have played me so false."  And with the masterful way that sways women's  hearts, he led her out from among the dancers into  the scented moonlight. And when she heard from  his warm, impassioned lips the story���the story the  roses had but faintly hinted at, she knew, at last,  that the world of Dreams is the Real world ; and  having once truly entered it, the gilded world, for  her, did not exist.  When they re-entered the drawing room, Croesus  and   her   chaperone   were   looking for   her.     She  ignored his proffered arm, and said   with fine  scorn  ; as Hollister relinquished her to her chaperone :  "Appropriating another's stock may be admissible  on 'Change, Mr. Hudson ; but there is another world  where such tactics do not always win."  Then Croesus knew that in  King Cupid's mart  ;4ie'was hopelessly "short."  SHORT STORIES  Over a century ago Benliman Franklin discussed  the property qualification for voting in Pennsylvania.  A man owned* a donkey of sufficient value to enable  him to vote ; but before the next election the  donkey died, and the man's vote was refused. "Now,"  asked Franklin* " who voted at the previous election  ���the man or the donkey ?  An old Georgia' negro arose in prayer-meeting the  other night and said : " Bredderin' and sisterfn', I  been a mighty mean nigger in my time. I had a  heap er ups ah' downs-^-'speciaily downs���--ince I  jinned de church. I stoled chickens and water-  millins. I cussed. I got drunk. I shot craps. I  slashed udder coons wit my razor, and I done a  sight er udder things, but thank de good Lawd,  bredderin* and sisterin', I never yetlost my religion."  Of the great Professor Gregory of Edinburg University, "the truly worthy and learned Professor  Gregory" who won the "esteem and veneration of  Burns, this tale is told in the latest volume of the  "Famous Scots" series. One day when he was  giving out the tickets for his class he had to go into  another room to fetch something. When he came  back he saw a student who was waiting for his ticket  take some some money off his table and put it into  his pocket. The professor gave him his pass and  said nothing, but just as the lad was leaving the  room, he rose up and laying his hand on his  shoulder said, " I saw what you did, and I am so  sorry. I know how great must have been your need  before you would take the money. Keep it, keep it"  he added, seeing that the student meant to give the  stolen money back to him, " but, for God's sake,  never do it again."  In his book, War Impressions, Mortimer Mempes  relates that Cecil Rhodes once started a cemetery at  Kimberley. had it elaborately planted with treen,  and took a good deal of pains to make it perfect,  Returning some time later he found it���empty. "This  won't do 1" he exclaimed to his manger. " What's  the meaning of it ?" The woman had an idea that  being a new place it would be a trifle solitary, "Oh,  but I can't,have that. Til offer them a premium  for the first man buried here." The proffered bonus  to widows was quite a large sum ; but no avail.  .Eventually one poor woman allowed her husband to  be buried there. He was interred with great pomp,  and a handsome marble stone erected over his grave.  Even then the scheme hung fire ; how lonely that  one grave seemed ! and only when the bonus was  greatly increased did the prejudice begin to weaken,  and now the cemetery is filling up in quite a healthy  One of the most famous banquet orators of the  United States is the Postmaster-General, Mr. Charles  Emory Smith. There are a few eminent men to-day  who remember his first banquet speech. They laugh  over it now and are reminded that they prophesied  then that young Smith would surely make his mark  as a speaker. It was a bad quarter of an hour for  an orator to pass through, and he so well triumphed  over the occasion that the, memory of it has ever  been with the men who heard him. Mr. Smith  confesses that he never wants to pass through so unquiet a moment again. 4  The occasion was a great farewell dinner to Mr.  Andrew D. White, of Syracuse, New York, who was  leaving America oh a diplomatic mission. The  Mayor ofSyracuse was the toastmaker of the occasion,  and the guests were eminent in literature, politics  and finance. Mr. Smith was at that time the  editor of the Albany Journal, a powerful organ ofthe  Republican party. He was invited to the banquet  to lespond to the toast given to the press.  He was in his early twenties, and this was his first  speech at a great banquet. He had spoken at  college reunions and several political affairs, but not  at an eminent social dinner, where were gathered  notable men from many professions in life. Yet he  had made sufficient impression as a young speaker to  be asked to respond at this banquet.  He had prepared a speech that, of course, was a  glowing eulogy pf newspapers. ''He expected to be  simply introduced and allowed to proceed: Instead  of this the Mayor arose and eaid :  The next toast is to * The Press.' It ia a factor in  public life with which it is useless to argue, for it  will always have the last word. It is also useless  to condemn it, for in return it will damn you. s In  giving this toast I shall express myself with  this sentiment : That when it has a conscience, it  is a public benefactor ;-��� when it has not a conscience,  it is a public curse. ���; I introduce Mr. Charles Emory  Smith," ,       ���.���;  The hundred or more guests gasped with astonishment at such a bitter and tactless introiduction of  the youngest speaker, and the most inexperienced  one in public affairs. Then Mr, Smith and each  guest diyined the reason for the Mayor's words : he  had voted a bill and inconsequence closed the public  schools in Syracuse The newspapers had attacked him  without mercy for this act, and chief of these papers  had been the Albany Journal. In truth, the Mayor  had just been exposed to one of those word-lashings  that the newnpnpers often give a public man.  In the midst of tense feeling the young orator  arose. His face showed strong feeling but his  manner was entirely quiet.    He said :  "The singularly apt and felicitous words with  which His Honor, the Mayor, has introduced his  toast to the prens are of interest. In some things  which ,he says I heartily concur."  The guests looked up quickly ; the speaker continued:  " In'the blight praise which I think I detected in  his words I may say of it that which Disraeli said  ofCarlyle's praise of Oliver Cromwell : 'It is wise  that Carlyle should praiwe Cromwell, for Cromwell  would have hanged him,' " 10  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  At the Blue Bell mine, in  Sum*   the Esmeralda and Hampton, both  mit camp, the experience of the B.   of which   are  developing   in   good  C. mine is being repeat <| in that  in sinking the shaft a sheet of  porphyry has been encountered  which has cut off the ore for -th's  time. This intrusion occurs at  about 120 feet in depth, and at 133  feet the shaft is not yet through it.  The drif s at the 100 foot level-  north 52 feet and south 36 feet-  show the ore to be at that depth  about six feet in width, with  occasional intrusions of lime cam-  ing but little mineral, and the face  at each end looking promising for  the ore continuing. Dive Ev.mv  who is in charge of the mine, is not  ve r y much co nee r n ed a ho u t the  occurrance of the porphyry, which  he encounted similarly in four  other mines in the district of which  hehad charge at one time or other  during the last four or five year.-;.  He has crosscut a few fe^t to the  hanging w ill of the Blue Bell lode  at the 120 foot level and is now  drifting along it both north and  sotithj to ascertain how the ore vein  had seen affected along its c/>urs��-  by the porphyry." When ,he ha<���'  satisfied himself. in this direction  he will resume sin king;in confident  expectation of getting through the  porphyry and into ore again with  a little .more depth. Altogether  some 280lineal feet of work have  been done in underground:develop-'  ment of the Blue BeJJ since .operations were commenced three .or.four  months ago. ���Greenwood'-Miner',  shape.  Last year the exports from this  division amounted to 2847 tons,  made up from from 10 properties.  Following is the list of shipments  this year to date :  Arlington.........       1725  Enterprise       220  Two Friends.  Black Princt.  Bondholder..  Chapleau...  Speculator....  Phoenix   V.&M...  ����������� �������������'  ��� �� ���     �� ��� * ���  ���*���*���'  40  100  23  15  10  20  20  From the Majuba claim on  Hardy mountain, there was  brought in this ^e-ksou.eof the  finest copper ore one would wish'  to see. The . vein matter is a  grayish blue quartz, and is literally  full of copner sulphides. The ore  also carries some silver, and mich  high gold values as: to make the  presence of tellurium apparent.  Development is being steadily  pushed ahead on the Majuba, and  it bids fair to be a shipper before  the summer is over, the distance to  the smelter being so short thai  wagons can easily be utilized,���  Grand Forks Gazette,'  Slocan Drill : ���Oi;e shipments  from the local division during the  week amounted to 60 tons, made by  the Arlington and Enterprise. The  former shipped 40 tons and the  latter 20 The teams from the  Arlington have almost caught up  to the stopers, so the exports have  dwindled somewhat, but a, steady  outptn will be maintained during  tho summer, Over 70 men are employed at the property. Ore from  the Black Prince is expect'il down  shortly, as they have a carload  ready to go out. Other shippers  from the division later on will  be  2173  ''; An output left Fort S eele last  week to develop the Humming-  Bird, Whipper Will, Robin., Last  Chance and Mountain View claims.  The preliminary work "consists of.  open-cuts showing the main ledge  to be.%bout 20 fret-in-width.' Tne  ore carries copper pyrites, ��rey c>p-  per and galena. This ledge can  ��� b> traced through all of tne claims.  The formation is dolomite lime and  quartzite.���-Prospector.  In speak ing of the Bou n clary,  Dr. Ludoux said: " I did not .-really  believe half that w^s told mr, bin  now i see that it was true. 1 came  prepared to measure ore bnlies by  the cubic foot, and find'that I must  do it by the acre."  Notice to Delinquent Co-Owner. ���  To Ira Petty, or to any person or persons  to whom lie may have transferred his Inter- !  est in the Montana mineral;claim/situated-1  about three ^m iles north from Cress ton, and  recorded in the Recorder's Office for the Goat  River Mining' Division of West Kootenay District:       <  ' You are hereby notified that we have expended one thousand dollars in labour and  Improvements in order to hold said mineral  claim under the provisions of the Mineral  Act, and If within ninety days from the date  ��� of this notice yon fail or refuse to contribute  your proportion of such expenditure together  with all cost of advertising-, your interest in  said claim will become the property of the  subscribers, undor section 4 of an Act entitled  An Act to Amend (ho Mineral Act, 1000.  Dated this Nth day of May, 1001.  JohnK Wilson,  JMNNIME.Sil��AUM)IN��,-  ���lf>./>.oi Hy herattorney in fact,  WAMU.W.n  t-iOVA'IT.  NOTICE TO CREDITORS.  In  ,1)0 matter ofthe Estate of Kenneth Cannoll, Into .)!'tho City of iNelson, Province of  British Columbia, stono mason, deceased,  Notice Is hereby given, pursuant to tho  " Trustees and Executors Act" of the Uevlsod  ���Statutes ol'Mio Province of British Columbia,  :iM7,Chaptor 1ST. thatull creditors and others  having' claims against thoeslato of ihe said  Kenneth Cannell,wliodlod on orabout the 18th  dayol October. 11)00 .are rotiuired, onbr before  the 1st day ol'.Iuly, JIKll, to send by pom, prepaid (>r dell ver to ]Messrs Tay lor <Vr, I lam11ngton,  of the City ol Nvlson aforesaid, Solicitors for  Barbara Cannoll, tho administratrix of the  personal estate of the said deceased, their  Christian and surnames, addrosses and descriptions, the Cull particulars of tholrclalms,  the statement of their accounts and tho nature  ofthe securities, Ifany, held by them,  And further take notice that nftor such last  mentioned dale t.hosald administratrix will  proceed to distribute tho assets oftho deceased  among the parties entitled thereto,having regard only to theolalms which she shall then  have notice,and tho said administratrix will  not bo liable lor tho said assets or any part  thereof to any person or persons of whoso  claims notice shall not have been received by  lie)1 ill tho time of such distribution,  .Dated tluCMfh day ef April 1001.  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