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Array VOL. IV.  NELSON, B. C, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 1901  NO. 49  J,  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 celebration of Dominion Day in Nelson this  year is now an assured success. The subscriptions are certainly on a scale to justify this conclusion. It now looks as if the total value of the  subscriptions will reach nearly $5,000, an amount  so far as we are aware never reached on a similar  occasion in any other city in British Columbia. A  word of appreciation must also be said for the  committee having the arrangements in hand. Every  member has worked with a determination to make  this celebration in every way worthy the most important city in the interior of British Columbia.  The decision to make the water carnival a leading  feature of the celebration is a matter for favorable  comment.  The Detroit Free Press protests as follows against  the proposal to erect at Quebec a monument to  General Montgomery. " The fact is, the proposition  should never have been made. It is an insult to  British-Canadians, who would be deserving of contempt did-they not resent it. We say this is in all  calmness and in the pride of American citizenship,  which should ever be willing in such matters to  observe the Golden Rule, ' Do unto others as ye  would that they should do unto you.' Are we erecting, or welcoming the erection of, memorials in our  cities to the British generals who fought our revolutionary sires ? Not much ! Then why should  we expect loyal Cananians to welcome such invasion  as that proposed ?" Commenting on this the Vancouver Province says : " There is no object on to the  marking by some simple sign the spot where Montgomery met the end he��o thoroughly deserved. It  is an nistorio spot, one which Canadians should ever  be proud to point out as a remembrancer of the fate  which has ever befallen thone who have violated  Canadian soil. Similar signs in branaor marble are  to be seen on various historic spots in Montreal  such, for inntanee, as the site of the old Recollects  gate through which General Hull and hit* American  army were marched as prisoners of war, The erection  of a monument to glorify Montgomery's memory is  entirely a different matter, as the Detriot Free Press  so frankly admitB.     Montgomery was a renegade in  American employ, and it is a notorious fact that he  threatened the non-combatant inhabitants of Quebec  with the terrors of rapine in order to weaken their  allegiance to the heroic garrison. His death and  the utter defeat of his expedition are matters for  pride on this side of the line. Montgomery was an  American general who had been a British officer.  Benedict Arnold was an American general who  came over to the British side. When the British  ask permission to erect a monument to Benedict  Arnold, Bay at West Point, it will be time to consider  the American proposition to honor Montgomery's  memory in Quebec."  The announcement that King Edward has  positively refused to join any club must not be construed as a desire on the part of His Majesty to  espouse the cause of the opponents of the Sunday  baseball games.  The cable states that the condition of Princess  Victoria, the King's only unmarried daughter, is  causing grave concern in court circles.. All the outside world ever hears of the subject iB an occasional  official announcement that, owing to her Royal  Highness' indisposition, she will be unable to accompany her mother on some particular occasion.  As a matter of fact the Princess suffers from a distressing nervous tnalady, which medical Bcience may  palliate, but can not cure. This is doubtless the  explanation why she was not lGng ago happily married.  Mrs. Louis Botha, wife of the famous Boer general,  is described as " an Irishwoman by birth, and a  grand.liece .of Robert Emmet, the Irish patriot."  She was educated in Ireland and France, and is a  highly cultured woman. It has been denied that  the lady is a blood relation of the Irish martyr.  When Rutledge, the bank robber and murderer,  killed himself, he had in his breast pocket a Bible  which was given to him by his wife last October, and  on the fly leaf of which he had written a /equesb that  it to be given to his pal, Rice, Wnen Rico was told w  of Rutieclge's death he at first received the news  with apparent sang froid but when left lone with  his guard he burst into tears and told him that Rut-  ledge had a Bible in hiy pocket he would like to get.  The jail officials were suspicious and narrowly examined the volume to aee if any other than spiritual  benefit was concealed in i', but nothing could be  found which could indicate that any other value attached to it.     The incident opens up an   interesting  C;V>v  ';!&?  ;y��B&r;  ���;*'���;.--����� I  ���:: -'v.1  ;'.f ���������>'..'  IMIMMMMMMMMMMMBI  I.KHMIW  mmmamaam W3S*fi8CWIMf~{3��9Kfew.  ':.-���-J,.i)'~S  ['���-}  It  Pi  & 11.}    i  4  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  -3 1  r?j>  ID!  N  N  m  i  ill  ,3  i  \-f  ���-  ii  I  \  train of speculation in connection with this dramatic  series of tragedies. Can a man be of a religious turn  of mind and at the sane time go on committing bank  robberies, contemplating and committing murder  and suicide, asks the Ottawa Citizen I Outside the  mediums of religion and creeds do men who  habitually transgress the temporal and divine laws  still secretly maintain a religious attitude on the  basis of some unformulated creed of their own ? If  such men openly professed religious belief they  would be scoffed at as hypocrites. The only logical  basis for the mainteniinie of such an attitude in a  spirtual sense would be an inward conviction that  they are the victims of circumstances,������" bound to the  Wheel" as the llamas of Thibet phrase it, helpless  victims of a predestination over which they feel that  they have no control. Time and again it has been  shown that conventionally bad men have much that  is generous and intrinsically good in their natures.  Occasionally it finds an opportunity to vent itself  and incidents are not uncommon where hardened  criminals in penitentiaries have sacrificed their lives  tc save others, persons they have no particular interest in usually, though it is said that" greater love  hath no man than this that a man lay down his life  for his friends." The spiritual attitude of what may  be called the conventionally wicked (for lack of a  better term) who secretly maintained an uncreeded  faith may be something akin to^ fatalism, a convictim  that they are following out an uncontrollable destiny  and that allowance will be made for them by an all-  wise P^wer. In any case it is rather an interesting  problem for metaphysicians.  If the rumor that the 0. P. R. has absorbed the  Kaslo and Slocan Railway turns out correct the  change should be beneficial to tbe part of country  through which that railway passes.  The hotels have been crowded this week with  visitors from all over the world, which shows that  British Columbia continues te attract the attention  of people everywhere.  The total number of British troops, sent to Africa  from the beginning of hostilities is reported at 347,-  661.  14 Few merchants realize the immense percentage  against them in the matter of uncollected bills."  These were the words of a man grown grey in  mercantile pursuits,and whose millions, accumulated  in legitimate business, entitle his opinions to respect. He had been requested to give his views on  recent commercial failures, and was incidentally  questioned as to the causes of non-success in business. " Leaving out of the discussion lack of  capital and experience, both of which in nine cases  out of ten lead to failure, I know of nothing that will  so soon drag a merchant down aB inattention to the  collection of his accounts.     It may seem  a small  matter to allow the account oi A. B or C to run  along five or six months, especially when the amount  is comparatively small ; yet supposing a merchant  to have twenty such accounts, averging $10 each, he  is not only losing the interest on $200 and the chance  of profit on turning over that amount of money, but  he is also rendering himself liable to a loss of from  one-quarter to one-half of the gross amount of the  accounts. Any one who has tried collecting knows  that the difficulty of securing payment of a bill increases greatly with the length of time during which  it has been running, and when a lot of bills have  run for six months it is a fair average to secure  payment of three-fourths of them. I have made it  an invariable rule to present my accounts regularly  every month, and while I was doing a strictly retail  business, I made it a point to secure a promise of  payment at a certain date, or at least a checking up  of that account. This obviated much trouble in  collecting the bill later on, and was worth all the  time taken. If, however a bill had been running  for six months without any plausible excuse for its  non-payment, I turned it over to a leliable attorney  or agency for collection. 1 found that this process  cost me less and brought quicker returns than my  own collectors could make when the bills had been  long due, as the debtors geemed very of.en to have  become accustomed to standing off a man to whose  visits they were hardened. In this way, I kept my  books cleaned up, and during a series of years I  figured that the net saving to me was fully 5 per  cent, on my gross business. This*, of. itself,, was a.  good profit, and 1 have never hesitated to recommend  the same course to my young friends when starting  in trade for themselves."  La Presse of Montreal states that the attempt of  the government to keep the census returns secret has  not been successful. Our Montreal contemporary  believes that the population is in the neighborhood of  5,500,000. The population in 1891 was 4,843,256,  and the result of a logarithmetical calculation based  on the percentage of increase of population from 1881  to 1891 would make the number in 1901 ���5,445,000. .  The grant of $500 to the public library is money  put to a good use. There is no more deserving institution in the city of Nelson.  Toronto Saturday Night has the following comment  on the address of Mrs. Stanton before the Woman's  Suffrage Association meeting at Minneapolis : "The  National Woman's Suffrage Association has been  meeting in Minneapolis, and Elizabeth Cady  Stanton, who, by the way, is,a grey-haired and  benevolent-looking lady, bitterly denounced the  Christian Churches for their doctrinal treatment of  women. She holds, as all women suffragers have  always held, that' the greatest block of to-day in  the way of woman's emancipation is the Churoh,  the   Canon law, the   Bible   and   the   priesthood.'  if  tms }  , ..I*  T-H�� WELSON ECONOMIST  Though we all know it is  dangerous  to 'queer'  the  Holy Scriptures, she thinks that in order to further  the movement in which she has taken a life interest,  an expurgated Bible should be read in   place of  the  version now in use,   in which   there   should be   no  reference^ woman as the'author of sin,' 'an inferior,'  a 'subject,' a weaker vessel.'     She considers all such  effete   references   as   belonging to   mythology   and  allegories, and 'having no application   whatever   to  women of this generation.1    Iconclasts are all alike,  except in the selection of the   images they   wish   to  destroy and those they desire to   retain.     She holds  that as women to-day, as ever, sustain the Church-  God bless them ! ���and   keep   up   the   enthusiasm  which   makes   churches  possible,   these   matters to  which   she   objects   should be   removed, and   that  religious organizations   in   which women' have   so  large a part should be just,   and  practically   be run  for women,   as   they are   practically   managed   by  women��� and mea stay away if they dare or are not  the   ones who induce   the   women   to   go as   their  proxies.     If Mrs.   Stanton   is right,  that   Mormon  and Turkish harems are not maintained  b} civil or  political power, but by   the   religious or   practically  the femininely supported idea, it is   high  time  that  the women who thus keep these things alive  should  enquire into the impulse which is in fact the foundation of polygamy.     It may   be   that   many   women  are willing to take a section of a man   rather than be  spinsters, but it is well known that  it takes a   great  many more women than it does men to constitute   a  harem or a Mormon   household,  and if   those of the  female sex are strong and are able to be as dominant  as men, they should long ago put down this particular form of domestic organization.    It may be, as the  speaker said,' the central falsehood  from which   all  these different forms of slavery spring is the doctrine  of original sin and of   woman as a  medium for the  machinations of Satan, its author.'     Well, who   has  proved differently or objected to women on that account ?   Miss Anthony   and   Mrs.  Catt   also   made  use   of   some   language    intended   to   make   that  monster called man writhe, shudder,   and crawl  for  mercy, but somehow men have got used to this kind  of talk   and  can   stand   considerable of it  without  any loss of appetite or the slightest sensation   of fear  as to any sweeping  change   which   is likely to   be  made during the present or next generation.  It cannot be said that governments of Ca iada in  the past have been lacking in generous treatment of  railroad enterprises. 'Particularly liberal has been  the government of British Columbia in this respect,  Indeed, to many it now seems as if our legislators  had not guarded t.he interests of the public in their  hurry to secure what they believed might aid in  the development of the country. If a provision had  been inserted in the charter to the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard Railway insisting on that company keeping its road-bed and rolling stock up to a certain  standard, would Jim IIiiL now dare to conduct that  railroad in its present shameful condition ? There is  a tradition that since that railroad came under the  control of Mr. Hill and his -ssociates only what was  barely necessary to keep the line open has been expended, with the result that its existence in its present condition is a.disgrace not only to the company  controlling it, but also to the Province which permits the continuation of such a state of affairs.  Nowadays when a person starts on a journey to  Spokane he provides himself with a suit of overalls  to prevent the destruction of good clothes by dust  and filth that has accumulated in the out-of-date  railroad coaches now used on line. If the government had insisted on an annual inspection of that  line, it is not likely that Mr. Hill would attempt, to  ignore the rights of the travelling public as he is a'u  present. Yet Mr. Hill is the gentleman who wants  to.build a railroad or so more in British Columbia,t  on the /plea that it would give us competition. The  less this country has to do with a man who thinks  the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway good enough  for British Columbians the better.  Tancredo Lopez, the bull hypnotizer, is attracting  much attention in Spain at present. It is a well-  known fact that a fighting bull is one of the most  dangerous beasts4, but so far none of the " toros"has  done any- harm to Lopez. He has appeared in the  arenas of Madrid, Seville, Alemeria and Barcelona.  When the bull enters the scene Lopez stands like a  marble statue, not betraying any sign of life. The  bull looks at the man, snuffs about him and soon runs  away, when the public showers applause upon the  toreador. Up to some months ago Lopez was a poor  shoemaker, and now he makes 1000 francs at each  performance.  Some new estimates have been made as to the sale  of Mr.. Kipling's books. Of "The Day's Work"  alone more than 100,000 copies have been sold in the  United Statep, and of the authorized editions of his  works certainly no lens than half a million volumes  have been disposed of. An estimate of the recent  sales of the earlier uncopyrighted works has led a  person of statistical tendency to believe that at least  3,000,000 books by him have been sold in the last  three years.  H, B. Thomson has returned to Nelson after an extended t.ip to the old country. After calmly re-  viewingconditions prevailing in the old land. Mr.  Thomson has concluded that British Columbia is  about good enough for him.  It is an ill wind that blows nobody good, or words  to that effect. The determination to hold horse  races on Vernon street, has resulted in the authorities  expending a few dollars on what easily might be  made the best thoroughfare in the city.  y; 1  H  BiMMaraaffiiffliEEasgaM  wmsim^Mi-m^vfmv0mim��m\r0^f  iHWWHWM  .irftliJuJAifr 11    Iftif.igjJr/i.j'f'l   *i*J h.,   ��i iiV^-Ii*'!. -t ittt.-t.t    ..i.  mmmwmmmwmm I  6  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  J. *. i   J<  M%  U* i'  ;in;  li' IS i".  I����s ?  '-5 5 #  .�� I $ ���  Itf I ��.'  I'i C ft  I"   ��4  $ I y*  ;-i s &  -to  ss  IB  I  IBS  ill  IIP  til.  Hi  lis  Ei.  m  hi  ���Ml  UNREMITTING attention to the wants and care  of children is commendable in a mother, but  it is a mistake of mothers to believe that  every one is or should be interested in her children.  To most people a baby is a very pretty thing in the  abstract, but when it comes to being bothered with  other people's babies, the youngster becomes a  positive nuiiaiice. Very few mothers can understand why it is that everyone should not participate in  her interest for her pet, and some mothers insist that  such should be the case. When mothers get in that  way of thinking they take their babies to the theatre,  so that all may forego the pleasure of listening to  what is said on the stage in order to indulge in the  luxury of squalling youngsters In this connection,  it might be mentioned as a proof that no matter ho w  young a child is it has some knowledge of what is  going on on the stage, el e why would it be able to  select the most pathetic scenes as the time in which to  set up its howl. Here is a problem f.r some budding  biologist or second-hand philosopher.  Mr. Bunce, the iateeditor ofthe Birmingham Post,  began on the lowest rung of the journalistic ladder ;  and by perseverance and energy worked his way to  the top. The circumstances under which he made  his first contribution to the newspaper Press are not  without interest. When quite a boy, he was taken  from school by his parents, and put to learn the trade  of a printer in the office of the " Midland Counties  Herald." Whilst still serving his time as an apprentice, he one day dropped into the editorial letterbox an anonymous communication advocating the  establishment of an industrial museum and art  gallery in Birmingham. The manuscript met with  theeditor's approval, and in course of time was  handed to the young compositor to be 'set.'V When  the article appeared in the paper, the writer revealed  his identity to the editor, who encouraged him to  persevere, with such good results that the composing-  Btick was by and by exchanged for the ieporterV  pencil and note-book. From the position of reporter,  Mr. Bunce advanced, step by step, until he obtained  the literary control of one of the leading provincial  dailies, and, as editor of the " Birmingham Post,"  he actively assisted to carry in effect the project of a  city art gallery and museum, which he had advocated  in his first newspaper article.  Mr. David Wilson, school inspector, is a welcome  visitor to Nelson this week. When I Bay a welcome  visitor, I mean it, for Mr. Wilson's friends are only  limited by the number of his acquaintances Moreover, every man, woman and child in British  Columbia is a debtor to Mr. Wilson for services  rendered in the way of advancing educational  facilities in this Province. Most of the reforms  which have taken place of recent years in our educational system can be traced directly to suggestions  made from time to time by Mr, Wilson. His heart  is in his work, and while not engaged in the performance of his routine duties he devotes his time to  the investigation of the school systems of other  countries, with the result that he is able to institute  comparisons and offer suggebtiona of a beneficial  character. Apart from Mr. Wilson's merits as an  educational reformer, he is a most entertaining  raconteur and   a   brilliant  conversationalist.    Of  course, he is always a little prejudiced in favor of  his native Province, New Brunswick, but that is  overlooked in his uncompromising patriotism to  Canadian institutions as a whole. Therefore, I  repeat, Mr. Wilson is always a welcome visitor.  Another distinguished visitor to Nelson this week  was Col. Prior M. P., Victoria. Most people in this  world grow older looking with advancing years, but  Col Prior is an exception to this rule. He has  really grown younger in appearance, and seems to  have discovered the elixir of life so eagerly sought  for b) the crowned heads and nobility of Ancient  Egypt  Herbert Spencer has just entered his eighty-second  year. Though more or less of an invalid, he continues to entertain his friends in his Brighton home.  Comic operas have much amused him in his time, but  he has given them up now, and he has given up also  the prolonged games at billiards, at which he was an  adept rather proud of his skill. It is recorded that  on one/occasion he found at his club his master in a  very young man; who beat him thoroughly. When  his defeat was no longer to be disguised, Mr. Spencer  leaned on his cue and delivered himself of the following : "A certain proficiency in this game is possibly  a desirable accomplishment, but the extraordinary  ability, sir, you have just displayed can only be the  fruit of a misspent youth." Mr. Spencer has not we  are told, found the publication of philosophical works  remunerative. His publishers have been obliged to  mind their ps and qs in the make up of those books,  for it has been the author's invariable habit closely to  supervise the work of the printer, and to insist on the  carrying out of his instructions. The following  copy of an autograph postcard of 1893  illustrates this : " in making up into pages avoid  sundry things which I dislike. (1) The division  between sections must on no account correspond  with the endings or beginnings of pages. (2) I dislike; also to have paragraphs beginning or ending  with pages. (8) I disapprove entirely of the spaces  habitually left between text and extract. There  must be no more space than between two lines of text."  'There id a fascination for the young people about  boating which frequently leads them to attempt too  much, This is sometimes attended with fatal  results, Apart from these causes drowning  accidents frequently occur, but no matter what the  cause, the ca>-es of resuscitation of the victims of  drowning accidents are not as numerous as they  might be. This results from want of a proper  knowledge of the treatment of the bodies of the  drowned when recovered, as they sometimes are  within a reasonable time after disappearance. Every  one should be intimately acquainted with the treatment to be adopted and the rules to be followed in  such a case. A knowledge of these would be of incalculable knowledge, In order that these rules,  which are simple and easily understood by any  person of ordinary intelligence, may be available to  every one, it is suggested that printed copies be  procured and posted up where they could be read,  studied and learned by heart by every one coming  in contact with them. The cost would be trifling,  but the advantage might be great. If, perchance,  it should be the means of restoring to life but one  single victim it would confer a benefit in exccess of  the cost of printing* Last summer was one noted  for the number of deaths by drowning, and this  summer will no doubt have   its quoto of  accidents.  S  In Jn  mmmmmm  mam  mmm  mmm. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  What a cause of  rejoicing would  it  be to  anyone  enabled to apply the treatment referred to and bring  back to life a fallow being 1     The time lost in sending for a physician might make restoration impossible, but prompt, energetic and appropriate treatment  might result successfully.     The suggestion is worth  a   trial.     Let   every public boating house,   every  private   boating   house and  every  watering   place  have its placard " Treatment of the  Drowned," and  let the information contained in the rules referred to  receive   general   dissemination.     If   the    accident  insurance companies would take the matter in hand  they would realize a benefit of it, for,  putting  it  in  practical manner, one life saved on   which there was  a policv of assurance  would   give the  companies   a  handsome profit.     If the suggestion  is  accepted  in  the spirit in which it is made  no one need   be in  ignorance of the best  treatment  to  adopt to  effect  restoration.     In   many  cases  when  ail   hope was  gone, perseverance was crowned with success.     Such  is indeed a case where  "perseverance is  its own reward." -       ' ��  The cup in Mr. Dover's window to be presented to  the winner of the prize in the trades procession is  not only handsome in point of workmanship, but  has merit from an educational standpoint of view as  well. It is made from a design of Mr. Dover's and  will show the extent of the great Dominion of Canada  the most prominent portion thereof being the mineral  belt of British Columbia.  most elaborate and the decorations are all of artistic  merit and present a harmony  of  view   which is  indescribably   grand.     The    dining    saloon   is   exceptionally large for a ship of the proportions ofthe  Islander.     Its   finish  could   scarcely  be  finer,   it  would seem.     The furnishings of the ladies'  cabin,  the lounging room and other parts are of the finest.  One of the attractions which is always looked for by  the sea traveller  is  a  chance to promenade.     The  Islander's cabin is so located  that a  splendid walk  can be had around it.     But it is in the state rooms  where, the  well  being of  the   passenger has   been  zealously guarded.     Every arrangement  and detail  which could possibly contribute  to the comfort has  been provided.    From main truck to kielson, from  stem to stern the ship is kept scrupulously clean.   As  many wended their way up town after   viewing  the  vessel and enjoying the hospitality   of Captain Foot  they   were   constrained  to say   she was  the  finest  vessel with the most popular skipper on the run. On  the way up there were many musicians on board and  the last night out a concert was  given,  at which T.  R. Pumphrey presided."  It is a common sight on the streets of Nelson to  witness a Chinaman carrying garbagecans suspended  from a. stick on his shoulders. These cans are filled  with nfthfrom back-vards and in order that the  public may better judge of their contents there overflow is permitted to drip along the sidewalk?. Disease  is often spread in this way, and no doubt many of  the cases of typhoid last spring could be traced to  this source. The city council Bnould pass a by-law  empowering tbe health inspector to put a stop to this  nuisance.  Sam Matson, one of the most successful insurance  men on the coast, is making excursions through the  Kootenay this week, with Nelson as the base of operations. P. G.  The advertisement of the C. P. R. dealing with  cheap rates has been received to late for this issue.  The rates are : Pan American Exhibition, Buffalo,  $76,00, July, 2, 16, Aug 6,20;    , .  Epworth League Meeting, San  Francisco, $o0.00,  Vhristian EndeavorJConvention, Cincinnati,$68.50  National   Education  association, Detroit $71.75,  July 2, 3 . ��� " m. i   . i  For Time Tables, Rates, Tickets apply  H. L. BROWN,  City Passenger Agent  J. S. CARTER,  Dist. Pass. Agt.,  Nelson.  E. J. COYLE.  A. G.P. A..  Vancouver.  A WARM WELCOME.  Skagway heralded the arrival of the Canadian  Pacific Navagation Company's steamship Islander  in its port on her first trip by the following report,  which appeared on  the   frontpage   ofthe  "Daily  Alaskan'."  44 Sunday afternoon half of the population of Skagway accepted the cordial 'invitation .if C iptain Foot  to inspect the steamship Inlander. Captain Foot  was personally in charge and he was very solicitous  to see that every body had a chance to see the fine  ship and partake of the good things. He was most  ably assisted by Agent Dunn, Mr. Pumphery and  every member of the crew. They were all just as  polite and attentive as though those aboard had  paid their hard cash to be taken care of. It would  be difficult to give an accurate description of the  vessel and her appointments without going into the  minutest details. The shipV exterior is well  remembered by many Skagwayans, but the interior  has been so completely changed that it was absolutely unrecognisable yesterday.     The fittings are  Captain Billy Barnes, a well-known San Francisco  lawyer, cannot resist the temptation to say a good  thing when it springs to the tip of his tongue. He  would rather say a good thing than be discreet.  The other day when trying a case in Judge Dunne's  court, his conduct aroueed the ire of His Honor. "I  feel like fining you to the extent of my ability," said  the court. " If Your Honor were to fine me to the  extent of my ability you might get something," said  Barnes.     The judge fined him.  Bourke Cockran   has   a voice   like   the Bull   of  Bashan's.     Once, in a  contested  election case, he  assailed   his   opponents very   bitterly and noisily.  The   opposing    attorney    (Governor   Charles   T.  O'Ferrall of Virgina)   began the reply as follows :  44 The remarks of the gentleman from New York remind me of the story of an   old  colored man  down  in Virginia who was  riding  a mule and who   was  caught in  a   violent  thunderstorm   while  passing  through  a dense  fortst.     Being  unable  to  make  any headway except through the agency of the fitful  flasheri of lightning which occasionally revealed   his  surrounding*, and bocoming greatly alarmed at  the  loud and terrible peals of thunder  which shook   tbe  earth and reverberated over his head, he at last  appealed to the  Throne of Grace in this fashion :    40  Lawd, if it's jest the same to you, I'd  rather hev a  little less noise an' a little m >' light 1'   Now," concluded O'Ferrall,4< we have had a hogshead of noise  and would be thankful for  a thimbleful   of light on  this important subject 1" ��^.��-w<����r**V��W9*W��*^*W^,C*^r^It7W��^  IS-:  I  II  IB:  [I0  8  !1:  I  ii:  Krlfi  If-  J."  1."  fe.  Mats'  5t'&&  m  m  Damon and Pythias.  .Sw^��  44 IVfO gentleman would  defend  such an action,  -lM    much less be��guilty of it," and the speaker  emphasized  his remarks by   a gesture  of  disgust.    "Charlie,"   said   the  other man quietly,  "you must be going mad.,v  "Mad or not, I have warned you,Mr. George Radford. If it occurs again, you will regret it only  once, and that will  be forever."  " Really, Mr. Leslie," replied the other man coldly,  dropping the more familiar name, "you. have  missed your vocation.     I would sugges t tragedy"���  "Yes.     By ,   if you   venture  so much as   to  address her, I will knock you down, even if I have  to do it in public. You admit your intentions are  nothing more than a flirtation."  " They were not even that."  44 Very well. My relationship with her means  more. It is my desire that the lady shall be my  wife."  44 Good heavens ! You cannot mean it. Why,  you have not known her a week. By her own  account she is roaming through Europe alone*'���  44 That will do. We will not discuss the matter  further." ^  "If you take my advice, old man, you will pause  and consider well before you tie yourself up," said  Radford, dropping-again into a more kindly tone.  "Take your advice and friendship to the devil I"  was the response. ,  "It seems that I have," remarked his companion,  with a smile.  Mr. Leslie was not in the frame of mind required  to appreciate a joke, so the other man hade him  "Goodby."  44 Here ! One moment, sir. You have not. given  me your promise that you wiil avoid the lady in  future."  441 give no promise demanded in the way you  have thought courteous, nor is it my intention to do  so. Hold I" he cried as the other was about to  blaze out. " The companionship of the lady in nothing to me, nbr is she, in my mind, worth talking  about, but you have gone out of your way this afternoon to use language which.I cannot allow even you  to use, and I warn you not to repeat such conduct.  It pains me to say anything at theexpenseof a lady,  but she is playing you false, for by her account  your presence is not at all to. her taste, and your  attentions are an annoyance. In other words, she  is merely flirting with you, but at the same time  keeping her eyes open for any one else more suitable  to her taste."  " You lie," he hissed, *4 and what is more"���Without another word, the exasperared man raised his  cane, but the one who confronted him gripped his  arm firmly and prevented the blow.  "Leslie, you mad fool, what are you about ?" he  whispered hoarsely. " Have you parted with your  senses over this painted adventuress ?"  The other man lowered his arm. " You are right.  We can settle this in another way." And without  another word he swung in the direction of the hotel.  For a while the man who was left behind stood  thinking over the disturbing element which had  come between him and his friend. Since Eton days  they had been firm friends. At Oxford where  you saw one you saw the other, and they were  popularly known as Damon and Pythias, whose devotion to each other, it is said, did not exceed theirs.  Each would have surrendered his life for the other ;  now, through a woman, they  were bitter enemies,  and as he thought of the woman he bit  his lip  and  swore.  He was not surprised to find on arriving at the  hotel that there was an officer waiting to see him, in  whom he recognized a casual acquaintance which  they had made in the coffee room a few days previous.     Like all Italians, he was studiously   polite.  "Anytime and weapons ; just let me know,"  was the gruff replv of the Englishman as he flung  himself into a chair. " I don't know any one in this  infernal place. Can you procure me a second ? It  doesn't matter who he is ;   merely a formal matter."  That was quite easy. Fortunately a brother  officer had arrived that very day,-.nd he assured Mr.  Radford that nothing would give him greater pleasure. There was a quiet little ruin about half a  mile along the Appian way, and the duel could be  fought there. He was most careful to impress upon  him the exact spot, and, with many protestations of  service, he left. >'    ���  That night each of the principals went through a  mental martyrdom. Strange to say, Charles Leslie  d.d not seek the company of his ladylove, as he  usually did, for a walk on the terrace. He sat in  his room trying to smoke, for he had not the heart  to go down and join the genial company. Many  times he was on the point of rushing to the room of  his friend. Then the remembrance of the deadly insult of which he had been guilty, caused him to  shrink. He behaved like a bear when his second  retured with the information that all was arranged,  pistols the weapons, half past 6 the time.  It was useless for Radford trying to sleep. Each  time he succeeded in dozing over the most ho rible  nightmare haunted him. Again and again he found  his friend lying on the ground, with his face upturned  to the sky as if in.appeal to heaven for justice on his  murderer. Then they played together as lads. The  old scenes of boyhood came back again. Twice, he  got up, half dressed himself, determined to go to his  friend's room in order to open the matter again, to  put before him all he knew of her���the cause of it  all. Then the thought of the insult offered to him,  as also the certain knowledge of Leslie's pigheaded-  ness, acted as deterrents.  Next morning, soon after 6. Radford was at the  rendezvous with his second, a chatty, fussy, little  officer of the cavalry.  Was the signor a good shot ? Yes. That was  good. He believed the other signor was top. Ah,  well, it was much more satisfactory when men understood the use of weapons, especially pistols.  The Englishman, mentally cursing him for his  chattiness, paced up and down. He was a stern  looking man, but the hours of agony he had gone  through had made him' look more so and given  him the hard lines about the mouth, This duel, he  kne��.v, was no child's play. His old chum could  hit a 5 shilling piece with ease at 25 paces. Each  of them had done it scores of times.  He took off his cap and allowed the cool breeze of  the Campagnato fan his hot temples, which, strive  as he would, throbbed as if the blood were impelled  by some powerful engine.  George Radford would have given all he possessed  to have retained his peace of mind, for what was his  life to be afterward if he killed his friend ? Then,  with frowning brows, he entertained a suggestion  that came into his mind. Why had he not thought  of that before ? The noise of wheels called him to  the immediate present.  44 They  are here," said   his second,   " just   two  X.  It  j-i'^YK !���!,":*& ..  i,:..M.'WM<1<'*>V';^MtW'��t.'ft.<.1' &���  THE N.EL'SOrJ. ECONOMIST  9  1  minutes before the time arranged, so we have  nothing to complain about." And he added a few  remarks on the virtue of punctuality.  Radford stepped forward with outstretched  hand,  but he was too   precipitate.     His   old   friend   had  just entered the ruin, and, although he Beemed to be  looking at Radford, his thoughts   were really / elsewhere, so the   wouldbe   peacemaker  turned  away,  with  a  crimson   flush'on his  face,   as  the   newly  arrived Italian  shook  hands  with  him, which he  accompanied with another mental note on the eccentricity of the English.  While   the   two  seconds   paced   off  the  ground  Leslie tried to catch his  friend's  eye, ready at the  first recognition to ru&h forward and offer his hand,  but to his grief as well as astonishment" he  noticed  that his old chum kept his face away from him.  " I suppose any other solution is out of the  ^question ?" said one of the seconds, and George  Radford answered "Yes."  Poth second* murmured something and retired to  toss up the coin which decided who  bhould give the  fatal  command.     The  toss was won by Radford's,  who decided that the other man should count.  44 Get ready 1"   he shouted, and the two  men who  'had so often shared each other's bed as schoolfellows  ^and each other's blankets in many a hunting adventure, took up their pistols.  " One- two���three���fire !"   And   two  shots  rang  s    out in.the morning air. ,  In the fraction of a second from,  the snapping   of  the caps to the fatal destiny of  each  shot the   men  looked into each,other's face, and  in  that brief   interval read each other's inmost soul.  " George 1" -  "Charlie, old"���  Put the sentence was never finished, for each man  dropped forward on his face. George Radford  lived for a few seconds, during which he tried hard  and desperately to drag himself to his friend's side.  The seconds noticed this, and, with solemn faces and  with eyes that softened with tears, they carefully  ' carried him to where they  saw he would be.  He grasped the hand of his friend, warm in the  grip of love, just as he bad done in the old  days. Then his eyes turned up in death, and the  light passed out of them forever.  *  "Ab, they loved e.ich other! Seel" cried one of  the.reconds. "You never can understand these  English, they are so eccentric. To Love each other  like schoolgirls, and then  to���Santa  Maria 1   It  is  too horrible!"  That night the woman over whom they had  foughtsipped her coffee, smoked her cigarette and,  concluding that her English cavaliers, having  possibly found out her antecedent?, had moved to  another town, solaced herself by making eyea at a  Polish Jew with an ostentatious display of diamonds,  and next night they walked the terrace together and  discusi-ed the latest version of Damon and    Pythias.  SHORT STORIES  Late one evening a doctor received a note from a  couple of fellow-practitioners, saying : " Pray step  across to the club ; we are one short for a rubber."  11 Emily, dear," he then sa\d to his wife, u I am  called away again, It appears to be a very r.erious  case, for there are two doctors already in attendance,"  The custom of deceiving people on the first of  April and then calling them April fo:>ls. was once  more general than it is now, an on one occasion  it    *  was turned  to   good   account.     FranciB,  Duke of  Lorraine, and his wife were imprisoned  at Nantes,  On the first of April they   planned to  make   their  escape.     Disguised   as  peasants���he  with a  hood  on  his shoulders and she with a  basket of  rubbish  on her back���they passed through  the gates of the  city.     As they did  so  a   woman  recognized them,  and, running to  the  guard, told  the  sentry who  they were.     " April fool 1"   cried the soldier,  and  all the guards laughed and  shouted :" April  fool,  mother!"   The story was told  the   Governor as   a  joke, and he laughed, too.     Soon,  however,  it  was  discovered that the woman spoke the truth, but by  that time the fugitives were well on their way.   The.  first of April saved them.  ���Uot Pither   Mr.  Choate  or  New   Yorkers agree  that e tber^   after.din  Chauncey   M.   DeP��*   ,Bone gayg : �� At an annual  ^^t^rth'st  NiohX Society.Choate was down  dinner of the bt. m D was t0 re-  for the toast   Ihe iNa,y>'n began  by  saying:  spond to 'The Army.    #-Depe*   Mg        j .g  .&. well to have, a spec.ahst     ttat.-^ �� ^  here to speak about the navy. reached  Liverpool.      wnen j. ^ . r ^  ne  though he would have enjoyed^them^^  bad any ocean air.     Yes yo d .  <rve heard  had on the Navy.      Ch��*"'^fter-dinner' speaker. ���  Depew hailed as the,  g*ateBi. after d ^ ibed  If after-dinner speaking, as I hay       g nothiQg  ^"h^ST^ie^ marvelous speaker  in the universe.' "  Some of the inmates of ^^da^o^t  6ngaged in aawmg.wood, ������ ^ worjlng ���  that one old fellow wno  app ^^  ((jr  hlg  hard as  anybody  had not muc ^  labor.    Approaching him, the atte had ^^  covered the cause of this.      .he oia &nd  his sa w upside down, w th the teeth   , ^  was working away ^JJ'^.ndant," what  ���Here, I say, John,���������mt the w00d in that  are you do.ng^^ YouU nev, ^ M  fashion.    ��� luro   l" "_,  0UBly at the attendant,  paused and stared coilemptuous.y ��� WeU  f' Did ta iver try a saw th b way f   n ,,  no;'replied the atiendant.   ,   Otcour   .^^   ^  ��Then hod thy noise,��"��>.   was ,   [m_  ioiner      " I've tried   both ways, 1   nev,        ,  ��� -pSvely. ����� this is V easiest^  The wife of a ,^*2��2Z&,$& hS'  powers nearly equal to those P088eS8e��. \hat dimeB  Ud.     Not long ago si�� beg" to n��ticj .f  and   quarters   we e daUy   d.sapi>ea    b   ghe  maglo from-lhe" change puwe   m inoHned   to  silver   for small   purchases    .ono vv  uspectone of her two maid*, a suUen   r Hh g    ,  Was unwilling to M0��M.helr;aDerAf "Neither  Bridget  Bhe wrote upon a dip ol  paper,     m ���  nor Oella mu,t take   any money   �� v  wUh  This    Blip    -B.he   ��� ft ^SoomBitH.    Two days  80me Bilvei and awaited <��� ���"^ ��� ���  later   Bridget came   to her and J  "What 1- ^^nUwoUw' P1**"; 8ttid  innocently. f u^e,V��� ">,..8 vourself that knows  Bridget, vindictively,       <1 , . yon^      w ^  ��� the rayson.    1    r.ot blay ,e ould   urHe  E?^er httr thin two dollars in it since  I took service here 1"  MMMUNKMMW  JflU  nm(MI<i M3f".  3i"*TiW*RSM��tta(rsSi*i.  &8K6 ���  10  For> the week ending June 15  the  matte   shipped   from the Trail  smelter was 188�� tons.  (i  The damage by the water to the  Lemon creek road and trail has  caused much inconvenience to prospectors in getting, in supplies.  Development, work-continues at  the B. C. mine, near Eholt, and  the D amond drill is at wrok.prespecting both laterally and vertically. Ore shipments are being  well maintained, the aggregate  tonnage shipped having now exceeded 40,000 tons. The average  copper values obtained from t hie  quantity of ore ran to nearly 7-percent.0 whilst the yield of silver was  about three ounces to the ton and  there was small gold values besides. ���Greenwood Miner.  Following are ��.he ore shipments  received at the Trail smelter for the  week ending June 15 a* reported  by the Trail Creek News :  Tuns  Centre Star  2191  War Eagle.    1076}  Iron Mask       48i  Spitzee  :       20  B.-C   154U  North Star      138i  Paradise     . 90f  Enterprise.....;       20  Nettie C ". ..      180  Total......  530G-J  The Drill says 100 ions of ore was  shipped from the Slocan division  during the week, being entirely  from tbe Arlington, bringing its  total to upwards of 1600 tons for  the year. Despite the wet weather,  the teams are running, regularly  and the roads are keeping in fair  shape. O.Lher shipments; are being  prepared by the Black Prince and  Enterprise, the latter having a carload now ready to go forward.  The prospects for 'shipmenta-during the summer are that a big, stiff  average will be maintained, and  that it will be by long odds the  best the camp has experienced,  Last week the exports from this  division amounted to 2847 tons,  made up from 10 properties.  Following is a list of shipments  ihis year to dale :  Arlington  1685  Enterprise  200  Two Friends...  40  Black Prince  100  Bondholder  23  C h a p 1 ea u  to  Speculator......  10  Phoenix  '20  V ��� tVJ 1V11. .��<....,.��.... �������������������������������� ��o  21.13  Mining is business, and the  sooner the people vvho   wish  to in-  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ve.-.t.in-mining J earn it the better,.  says the Northwest Mining News.  Could you induce a fanner to  deposits his savings -in a bank  whose official- had no idea of the  banking business ? Of course not.  And why should you place your  money in the hand.- of men for in-  vestment, in -mining enterprises  when they know nothing about  mining. Ii is a thousand chances  to one that money so invited will  never be .returned. There are now  hundreds of properties in the  northwest .which have been  partially developed--by persons vvho  cannot tell galena--fiom zinc, and  the -reason'���.that they cannot go  ahead i- becai s- they do /not know  what to do. There are many properties having ihe best, .indications"  of m i n�� s, wi th mill- woi k i ng a t a.  loss. When mining companies  learn to-gi.ve.-'ihe same, at'enuon to  the development w.'i k that th-y d ���>  to the stock.'-.there-' will be Uss  worthless stock 'floating' a round in  the hands ofthe public.  On May 31 and June 8 agents  C. P. R. at common Kooten.iy  points will sell round trip tiokeis  to S'. Paul at $50, go >��l for ��)0 cU\s  with cor respond, ng i eduction.^ to.  all Eas��ern p >ints. For Pan-American Exhibition t ckeis w.ll -besold  June 4, 18, Jul v 2,16, Any. 6,20 io  Buffallo a  $76.  KOOTENAY  * B ��� I  COFEEE CO  ^^ejefr *^^-^-^^^^-^^*^^^^^^^^  Dealers  in  Coffee Roasters  Tea and Goff  Notice to Delinquent Co-Owner.  To Ira Petty, or to any person or persons  to whom he may have transferred his interest in the Montana mineral,'claim, situated  about three Smiles north from- .Oreston,' 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 tlie date  of this notice you faiI 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, under section -1 of an Act entitled  An Act to Amend the Mineral Act, iOQO.  Dated this.iatli day of May. 1901,  John F, Wilson,  J ENNIK E. fiiX*AULD.1 NG-,  15-5-01. By her attorney in fact,  SAMUEL   LOVATT.  NOTICE TO CREDITORS^  In tho matter ofthe Estate of Kenneth Cannell, late .)(' tho City of iNelson, Province of  British Columbia, stono mason,,deceased,  Notice Is hereby given, pursuant to the  '�� Trustees and Executors Act" of tho Itc vised  Statu tos of tho Prov I noo of Brl tlsh Coin in bia,  lH07,Chnptor 187, that all creditors and others  having claims against thooslal.o of tho said  KonnothCanholl.whodieclon or about tho 18th  day ol October, 11)00 .are requ I rod, on or before  tho 1st flay of July, 1.1)01, to send by post pro-  paid or ct'el I vop to Messrs Tu.y lor & Hunn I ngton,  of tho City ol Nolson aforesaid, Solicitors for  .Barbara Cannoll, tho adminlfll.rat.rlx of tho  personal estate of tho said deoensod, their  Christian and surnamos, acidrosses and descriptions, tho full particulars of tholr claims,  thosl.aLomont of tholr accountsand the nature  of tho securities, If any, hold by thorn,  And furthov take notice that after such last  montlonod date the said administratrix will  proceed to distribute tho assets of tho deceased  among lino parties entitled I hereto, having regard only to tho claims 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 shal I not have boon received by  Moral, tho time of such distribution,  Dated tho^lth day of April .11)01,  TAYLOR iSi, IIANNINGTON,  Solicitors for Barbara Cannoll, administratrix  of Kenneth Cannoll, deceased.  We are offering at.lowest prices the best I  grades of Ceylon, India, China and Japan  Teas.  Our Best Mocha and Java Coffee per  pound  .$   40  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds. .... .1 00J  Choice Blend Coffee, 4 pounds... .....  I 00  Special. Blend Coffee, 6 pounds. 1 00 [  Rio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds .....   ...... 1 00'j  Special Blend Ceylon Tea, per p">und.      0 !  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE GO.  Telephone 177.  P.. O. Box 182.  WEST     BAKER    STREET,'. NELSON I  WADDS BROS.  Vancouver and Kelson  BAKER STREET  NELSON,   B.   C  ^WG*i|i  31 May, 8 June  EXCURSIONS  TO  June 4, 18  July 2, 16  August 6,20  10 June  EorTlmo Tables, Rates, Tlnkots apply  II,.U BUOWN,  City Pnssongor Agont  ,1, S. CARTER,  Dist, ,1'nss. Agl,,  Nelson,  K, J. OOYLE,  A. G, I\ A.,,  Vancouver,  m  Ml  i  m  ���  ritiriliMrniinliM.il  ���JjMMirtMi^iM^^  t rn��..,T...4#.Ei.i.t.-.v urt i(,.|r." f r  ,!:.*'.\ *'\'---:'.Wklr  mammas*  U,iAl\lVV.\ttiUU<lif"��M��'*VitWt<  mi

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