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 J  /W'l/-^ U^ttuP ^^  '1&\*>  /  VOLUME VII.  NELSON, B. C SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 19C4.  NUMBER^C^  N  ews of the  mes  ���LARDEAU MINING NOTES.  Ciimborno Miner.  The monthly clean-up ut the Oyster  mill took place to-day.  It is said that the March clean-up tit  the Eva will he a valuable one.  Chas. Gorvett, who has had 25 years  experience in gold mining in Australia,  arrived in town this week. Mr. Gorvett has been looking over.a couple of  properties here during tho last few  days aud feels satisfied from what he  ho has seen, that this camp is destined  to become a large gold producer.  Cory Menhini. k, Goo. Young and  Gus. Sandham will leave for the Nelson���a promising free-gold property on  Menhinick creek���on Saturday, where  thesummer's development work will  be drafted out and com.-uenceil. The  Nelson will undoubtedly prove a valuable property under tbe season's work.  Hector Poirier with a small force of  men: will start for tbe Condor on Monday next to commence development  work. The Condor is a galena proposition situated on Goat mountain. This  mountain is noted for its large bodies  of galena ore which is generally of a  high grade, and the Condor will surely,  with, judicious, development, still further prove that Goat mountain is a  section, well worthy of attention from  investors.  *W. B. Wright came down from the  Mammoth group, oh Goat mouutain,  on Monday, where with a force of men  lie has been' conducting -"development  ���Work. A shaft has been sunk aucla  crosscut -ruii oh.the Mammoth, and  the lead at present consists of about  two feet of solid galena of a very high  grade. The supply of provisions running out is re-sponsible f.>r the stoppage  of workj but. as soon as-the snow disappears so that, supplies can be packed  tip, operations will be resumed.'.  acquiring the Brooklyn and Stem-  winder group at .Phoenixmid the Morrison every desirable kind of ore for  fluxing purposes will be secured. Both  the Morrison aud the Brooklyn have  enormous ore reserves.  Fhocnlx Pioneer.  Ore was struck on the Blue .Tay tunnel this week.  Prospecting work on the Helen, near  Greenwood, is still being continued.  Work is being suspended at the Oro  Denoro for a few days, to admit of putting in some more machinery.  On some shifts one of the Davenport  locomotives at use iu the tunnel of the  Granby mines, will handle cars" containing 500 tons of ore.  ManagerTtiurston, of the Carrai, one  of the star claims on the West Fork,  arrived in the Boundary this week,  and expects to start work on the property at no distant date.  About five cars of ore daily are now  being shipped from the Emma mine,  two of which came from the new incline luunel, where tho excellent find  of oro was recently made.  SLOCAN MINING NOTES.  BOUNDARY MINING NOTES.  Grand Forks News-Gazelle.  The   B.   C.   Copper   company   has  ���started    development   on   tlie   Bruce D      *'  Slocan Linn.  Thirty-five men are employed at the  Idaho.  The Reco is the. largest shipper in  the'Sfoean.  -The' li'eeo litis made ��80,000 profit oh  its winters operations.-  Considerable supplies have been going up to the Myrtle this week.  A crowd of men passed through on  Monday from Nelson, to work at tlie  Enterprise.   ������������  Freighting-to ami from the Enterprise has to be done lately principally  at night.  Mines in tho vicinity of Sandon last  week shipped 23S tons of ore, making  3531 tons to date.  Wm. Bennett and Geo. Clark have  secured   a   lease   on   the   Chambers  agroup-near Midway.  Peter A.  Z. Pare, of  this city, has  three men   engaged at  work on the'  Herald   group, north fork  of Kettle  river.  A deal to effect the co*.i.-5>lidation of  the Montreal & Boston Copper company, the Morrisson mines and the  Dominion Copper company, is now in  Some Sandon mines are reducing  their crews, owing to the rawhide  trails breaking up.  Work on the Triune group, Springer  creek, has ceased for the present.. Tlie  results were salisfact ory.  Sandon   mining circles are   stirred  over a   rich strike in   the No. 8 workings on tiic Payne.     Four  feet  of oro  EVENTS AND GOSSIP  Many citizens of Nelson were delighted when John  Houston announced his intention of removing to Edmonton and wished the people of Edmonton good  luck of such a citizen, but there vvas also quite a  number who believed that the great tribune was  simply indulging in a little game of bluff. John was  iu the early history of Nelson a prominent figure in  its municipal government. By means of a newspaper, both mentally and financially decrepit, he has  managed to keep himself before the pnblic and imposed upon his meek and lowly followers, by persistent reiteration, the superior quality of the gray mat-  matter he carries under a rather sullen exterior, and  the force of fighting qualities which he no doubt possesses.  A,s a business mon John Houston has done very  little for either himself oi Nelson. He induced the  citizens to purchase a worn out electric plant for  $35,ooo, which was, he claimed, valuable on account  of the franchise that went with ��� it. That the franchise was valueless to the city everyone knows today. . Perhaps John thought so at tbe time, but as  he was a beneficiary of the sale few gave him credit  for disinterestedness.  His business eccentricities, however, are not his  most harmful traits. Except to a few. ofthe faithful,  whom he commands to '"dig up" at certain intervals  to keep the Tribune on its gouty feet, no one has sufT  fered very severely from his lack of tact and business  judgment. But John has a sinister way of putting  man against man and class against class, of pretending to champion the cause ofthe labor class and referring in a cynical manner to the "educated classes,"  ihajjbe'gets-ill-feeling...between-' our- citizens- and- en :=  genders a strife whieh is highly detrimental to the  progrers and welfare of.Nelson.  I-Iouston does not pretend to bo strong on Christi-  anit}-, yet he*'pipes against the licensed victuallers,  hoping to gain support and sympathy from the  churches. He even has. a fling at the "maisons de  joie," with a similar purpose. He ribs up what he  calls a whiskey trust, which some are unkind enough  to hint, i's only really an aftermath of his Edmonton  visit, his brain uot having yet cleared from the fumes  of the combination of corn and ozone of the northern  city.  There are those who say John has an object in this  revival of his old methods of stirring up strife and his  progress. The former company owns has been encountered, 10 inches of  the smelter at Boundary Falls and the which, containing grey copper, assays  Sunset mine in Deadwood camp.    By , S40 oz in silver per ton.  XJou  hipments  1004   Past Week  148,090        li.S-50  4,22-1  The following table gives the ore shipments of Boundary mines for ISO:  1904, and for last week :  1903  Granby Mines, Phoenix    ....... 80H.T18  Snowshoe, Phoenix        .       .   .   .       .       .       .       74,212  Brooklyn. Phoenix   Mother Lode, Dead wood       .....      180,492  Sunset, Deadwood      .       .       .       .       .       .       .    15,781  Morrison, Deadwood  B. C. Mine, Summit  K. Bell, Summit  Emma, Summit ...       .       .       .       .       .   22,9-j-  Senator, Summit Camp .  Oro Denoro .    ���.���.���-.-. .  Winnipeg, Wellington   .. .  Golden Crown, Wellington  Athelstan, Wellington    .  King Solomon, W. .Cupper  No. 7 Mine, Central  bitter abuse of his old-time friends and supporters.  He is laying plans to capture the office and emolu1  merits (which, of course, are no consideration,) of  Mayor of Nelson. Witness the abuse of members of  the pre ent council They are "old women," they  have no business ability, they are reckless in management, they are dishonest, they are incapables;  but we the people of Nelson will wait onr time ; we  will turn the whole batch out and put in whom ?���  tlie Houston-Marks-Blakemore-McBeath-Kirkpatriek-  Starkey-Irving clique. This aggregation don't size  up very large mentally, but then look at the quality  of gray matter their leader possesses (vide Tribune  any issue for a year back), and then they are valuable, because they can be depended upon to do  what John tells them to do. We are not going  to pose as a prophet, but the signs of the times as  read at the last municipal election here indicate that  such men as John Houston belong to the earlier  stages of development and will not be permitted" to  have a deterrent influence upon the further progress  and prosperity of our beautiful city.  But it was evidently not plain enough for the  thirty-five or forty individuals, including followers of  Mr. Galliher like Albert J. Marks and Peck McSwain  and several young boys who have not yet voted, who  came to obstruct the business for which the meeting  was called. The reason for calling this meeting was  that in last November a motion expressing confidence  in tha present Conservative Government of the Province was given a six months' hoist, .and it was felt  that Conservatives who believed in Mr. McBride's  Government could not consistently meet with those  who did not, and discuss matters ol general interest to  the party as a whole. Moreover, the Government  could not turn for advice to members of an organization that had practically voted want of confidence in  it. It was therefore considered advisable to call a  a meeting of the supporters of Mr. McBride in Nelson  and if then deemed prudent to form a separate organization. The object was; plain.and the motice calling  the meeting was not obscure. \  It must not besnpposed, however, that the presence  of these thirty-five or forty individuals at the gathering in anyway came as a surprise to the persons who  called the meeting. All Tuesday afternoon the handful of men who call themselves Conservatives, but  who oppose the frovincial Conservative Government,  skirmished the highways and byways to get their  crowd-together. They made no secret of their determination to obstruct the busiuess of the meeting,  which they could just as easily have done with half a  dozen as with six times that number, for ho meeting  would be held while an opponent of Mr. McBride was  present to take part in it. -  ':  Shortly after 8 o'clock Mr." Elliot moved th at-Dr.-  ^:Rpsg^t_ake the chair, .and Mr. Dover moved that Mr.  -Starkey be chosen presiding officer. -This was the  signal for hostilities. Mr. W. A. Macdonald read  the notice calling the meeting together, and requested  those who were supporters of Mr. McBride to stand  up. About forty stood up, many of Mr. McBride's  followers hot having yet reached the meeting. Mr.  Macdonald then requested those who were not supporters of Mr.. McBride and had not understood the  the real object of the; meeting to withdraw. It was  shown that even if they had misunderstood the plain  language in whtch the notice was couched, they could  uo longer plead this as an excuse for remaining where  they were not invited. But the auti-McBride fraction  were not sensitive ; they had come withoUt the formality of an invitation, and by their action showed that  the rules by which self-respecting men are govern ed  found no place in.their books. Their orators, headed  by A. J. Marks and  one Blakemore, a recent arrival  L  ocal and  J^ feovincial  Fernie will soon have a new jail.  A school is to be built at Arrowhead  this spring.  F. C. Wade, formerly of Dawson,  will practice law at Victoria.  Mahara's minstrels are asking for a  date at the Nelson Opera House.  The Highlander mine, at Ainsworth,  will resume operations as soon-as its  plant is repaired.  A very pleasant dance was given at  Fraternity Hall last evening by the  Nelson Boat Club.  Invitations are out for the annual  dance ofthe Nelson Success club, next  Wednesday evening.  Shipman's comedians are billed to  appear at the Nelson Opera House on  Thursday, April 14.  Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Annable entertained the "You Go, I Go" club at the  Opera House last evening.  Martin Burrill, candidate for Yak-  Cariboo, is making a vigorous campaign throughout his constituency.  Arthur Gee, merchant tailor, left for  Liverpool last Tuesday. He will return to Nelson In the Autumn.  .  F. T.--Lucas, a 3on of Alex. Lucas,  mining recorder, of Kaslo, is a candidate for the Rhodes Scholarship.  Dr. Armstrong has sold his residence  on "Edgewbod Avenue, and Mrs. Arm- ���  strong will in future reside in Spokane. '  ��� The sittings of the Full Court have  been postponed one week, presumably  on account of the lengthy assize at  Vancouver. ,  J. O. Patenaude will receive the  hearty congratulatians of his friends  to-day, on the occasion of his return to  Nelson with his bride.  The Clara Mathes Company, which  is at Walla, Wash., this week, will begin a week's engagement at, the Nelson  Opera House the latter end of the  month.  Rev. J.-T. Ferguson, the new pastor'  of the Presbyterian Church, will arrive  in Nelson about the 15th of this  month.  Sergeant Hardy handed in his resignation from the police force at the  meeting of the police commissioners  on Tuesday.  The" by-law to borrow $1,500 for fire  protection purposeses in the townsite  of Armstrong, passed the electors last  week, there being not a singje dissenting vote.  Many    improvements   in   existing  buildings will take place within the  next few months.    So for.''there-l** not  much talk of new buildiugs, although"  there will be several residences erected.  Iu Fernie an Italian band has been  formed. The leader is direct from  Italy and twenty-five new instruments  have been purchased.  3.83')  10,305  o(!3  15,5;; 7  2,435  45,208  0.817  l.T5('  11,121  49o  333  5,(510      '   2,908  City of Paris, Central .  Jewel, Long Lake -.  Carmi. West Fork-  Providence; Providence  Elkhorn, Greenwood .  E. P. TJ. and Goldfinch  Ruby, Boundary Falls  Miscellaneous  .    . ..  Total, tons.      .  1)10  400  .107  245  160  684,420      217,154  On Tuesday morning last a notice appeared in The  Nelson Daily News calling a meeting in tbe Nelson  Board of Trade rooms of Conservatives '' who are supporters of the lo-:al Conservative Government to consider the attitude of the present Conservative association of the city towards the 1 cal government, and if  deemed advisable, to form another Conservative association, elect officers aud executive committee."  The wording ofthe notice was plain, so that only by  wilful misconstruction could it be made to include in  the invitation Conservatives other than those who are  in hesrty sympathy with the Provincial Conservative  16,S0_:' Government, led by Hon. Richard McBj��|a,  in Nelson, blustered out all kinds of excuses for their  presence, and the former even admitted that he was a  supporter of Mr. Galiiher at the last election.     Mr.  Blakemore  sapiently   remarked that the reason why  he was present  was because the writer of the notice  had failed to   place a   comma   at   a  certain   point  in the notice of meeting, a sentiment chat  was vigorously applauded by such well known  authorities on  punctuation as Fred Starkey and John Irving.    Marks  grew  more livid  than usual and explained that the  reason he had voted for  Galliher  at the last election  was because one Carley  had  steered   Galliher   up  against him.     This brought forth another  round of  applause from the sympathizers of the unsophisticated  ex-police commissioner.    The bad man accused  of  proselytising Marks somewhat  dramatically denied  the impeachment and as be was upheld in his denial  by Fred Starkey, Marks apologized.      In the meantime W. A. Macdonald, John-Elliot, Rex Macdonald  and Frank  Fletcher continued  reminding  the anti-  McBride faction that according to the usages of good  society   only those  invited were supposed  to  attend  functions   of  this   character.    This   was   all  right  in good society, but Marks, Blakemore, etal, refused  to be governed by any such narrow interpretation of  social ethics.     Then  W. A. Chesley was* nominated  to take the chair and as the McBride people refused  to vote on  the motion, Mr. Chesley moved  towards  the chair.     Mr. Macdonald  then   called on the McBride followers to retire to Mr. Elliot's office, which  twenty-four of them did, several  going  home on account ofthe lateness of the hour.    The intruders remained and passed an idiotic resolution aud then placed  themselves on record as being in favor of Hon. Charles  Mackintosh.      Many of  the friends of Mr.  Galliher  also remained, but   it  is not known whether or  not  they voted on this resolution.  At Mr. Elliot's office, it was decided to form a new  Conservative Association, and the roll was signed by  every one present.  Bishop Dontenwell, of New West-  minsser, will be in Nelson next Fri-  dayaudofneiate the-following Sunday  at the Church of Mary Immaculate.  Geo. H. Williams, traveling agent of  the Great Northern railway, left for  Spokane yesterday morning after a  short business visit to the city. :  The pleasant weather of the past  week has been favorable for gardening,  and the prospects are that Nelson will  have many attractive flower gardens  this summer.  F. W. Lniug, who for the past five  years has been In the oBices of the prc-  viucial government in this city, has  accepted a position aa bookkeeper at  McLachlan Bros., hardware merchants.  ��� The Slocan Drill regards it a mystery *  that the enterprising men of Nelson, :  usually among the foremost.in exploit- ;  ing new miueral fields, should have so  persistently overlooked the great merits; :  and advantages of the Lemon creek .  section.  ; John Keen's name is mentioned as  representative of the mining interests  of Canada to attend  the Worlds Fair  at St. Louis.   Mr. Keen as president of  the Provincial Mining Association is.  well fitted for the positionandtlie'Do-  minion Government could not make a  better selection.  The assizes now being held at Vancouver reveals a shocking condition of  depravity existing at the Terminal  City. The Moral Reform Association  has so far succeeded in its work that it  bas made Vancouver one of the worst  cities to-day on this continent. Victoria, which has never countenanced  moral reform associations to any great  extent, is perhaps one of tbe best.  Frank Teetzel has returned from a  two weeks' visit to the coast. He reports the McBride Government as  growing in popularity with the people,  aiid' that it is doing everything to  maintain its credit with the public.  The News-Advertiser concludes a  brief sketch of Archie McNaughton  thus : " A-chic gained fame iu other  sports than lacrosse. He was a member of the Montreal Hockey club for  eight years. He holds the tie record  for 100 yards on snowshocs with  Thompson, and the recore for 120 yards.  Archie is to-day one of the-most popular lacrosse men in the province, aud  has always proved of great assistance  to the Vancouver Lacrosse Olub."  Greenwood has a new concern, incorporated and gazetted last week, under the the title of the Boundary Club,  Tlie incorporators are Thomas Plckart,  Ernest J.' Cartier, Henry B. Madden,  and Phil McDonald.    The objects of  the association are stated to be " Social  intercourse, mutual helpfulness, mental  aud moral improvement, ratianal recreation and the promotion of good  fellowship amongst its members."   '  Marie Fotheringham, better known  aa Marie Joussaye, the authoress, was  arrested at Dawson last week qn two  charges. The charges against her in  substance. In both instances, are of conversion of money belonging to other  people to her own use. Mrs. Rose  Kirkpatrick and Miss Caroliae Meredith are the complainants. Mrs.  Fotheringham at one time lived at  Kamloops and latter on at Vancouver,  and is said to be a cousin of Lord  Strathcona.  ������'i-V. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  The Economist  Published every Saturday afternoon at  Veiixon Street. Nelson, 1J. C.  $1.00 Per Year in Advance  Advertising rates made known on application.  All changes In advc'tUciiciits to insure  Insertion should reach this ollice not later  than Thursday nt 12 o'clock.  When change of address Is required, II is  desirable that both the old address and thi'  new be given.  Address all communications, " Publisher or  Thk Nemo>" Ecosomist. Nelson.B. C."  EDITORIAL  COMMENT.  John Houston is paying his stockholders dividends iu fun. The Tribune  is a funny sheet. Some of its humor  looks as if it were clipped from Low-  ery's Claim.  John Houston says the quality of  Gus Eriekson's gray matter is not so  good as that ofthe editor ol the Tribune.  A few more editions like the last three  of that, paper and John will have ti  time convincing his friends tliat such  is the case.  The Provincial Government may  hold a summer session, but only in the  event of some one of the many proposed railway schemes having something'tangible to'blibr. No attention  will be given to charter-mongers, who  build railways only on paper.  A man who rights from a vantage  ground over his opponent, is lacking  in courage. A newspaper man who  persistently nags at a citizen without  adequate cause and only to satisfy a  spleen is using a weapon with which  the. latter is probably unfamiliar and is  incapable in niue case's out often of defending himself.  Instead"of allowing a falling off, as  was .predicted hy several public men in  the United States, the movement of  settlers from the United Stales to Canada shows a great increase over any  former year. The settlement of lhe  Northwest Territories means almost ata  much to British Columbia as it does to  the territories directly interested. Just  now they will require our .lumber, and  perhaps a few years later .on, o-ir climate. .���:���,.-.:���-���      '*.-  No class of men are. Metier able t<-  form an opinion as to the trend of busi-  ness than commercial travellers. They  are in constant touch with the business  man, who is supposed to be in a pos-  ition tojudgc ofthe wants of Ids district.  It is therefore pleasing to read every  day that the commercial men visiting  the" Kootenay are a unit in pronouncing tlie business outlook the bright-*.!1  i^ha' ever been in the history of the  Province. ''Merchants7arc buying freely  and paying their bills when due.     ;  We Print  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Statements,  Note Heacis,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  The Economis  Complete Stock of Stationey  Orders by Mail Receive Prompt Attention.  VERNON    STREET,  NELSON,  B.  fJ  For the wet spring days must be damp  proof and vet light, in weight and stylish in  form. Our new foot wear- fills these requirements in every particular. Each pair of shoes  in our stock ls porticularly stylish and  thoroughly well made from the very best stock.  The various leathers���Calf, Box Calf, Viei,  Enamel, Etc., and the different shapes enable  us to suit all tastes and fit all feet perfectly.  Prices to suit everybody.  T  I-,  66! j  WALL PAPERS, J  PAINTERS AND DECORATORS, *  SIGN WRITING, -j*  PICTURE FRAMING. j  ROOM MOULDING. 1  r    ��***> S"\  -*>  k  fd Street, Near lew Post-office  Household Ammonia, quart bottles 25c  Benzine and Gasoline, big bottles 25c  Turpentine, big bottle 25c  Furniture Cream, extra good 25c  Bug Poison, big bottle ���  35c  Copperas, Eye and Chloride ot Eime, all ready lor Spring House  Cleaning  Pure Baking Powder, iu bulk.....' 35c per lb.  Seidlitz Powders, Fresh 25c  Rutherford's Cathartic Pellets, Good for Liver and Stomach .....25c  Wild Cherry Spruce and Tar. This is the popular cough remedy  originally prepared by Teetzel & Co., and is unequalled for  coughs and colds, 2 sizes 25c and 50c  DISPENSING   PRESCRIPTIONS    A    SPECIALTY   AT  REASONABLE PRICES.  WM. RUTHERFORD, Druggist  [PHONE A214 .......  NIGHT PHONEB214 WARD STREET, NELSON, B. C.  J. E. ANNABLE  GENERAL BROKER  One seven-roomed house and  one three-room house  for rent.  Three dwelling houses for sale rn easy terms.  One Lot 0:1   Stanley   street,   opposite Royal C C JT  Hotel for sale at a bargain. OuC  H. McGAUSLAND, SHOEMAKE  Boots and Shoes made to order. Invisible Patching  a Specialty. Only Union Men Employed. My stock  of fine ready-made work lowest priced in the city.  NEELANDS'OLD STAND, BAKER S  ress  omment  Toronto Telegram.  ..Maddened by the prosciittition of a.  fijold:-headed .cane tb R. R. Gamey, M.  .!2.aE..^tli.cXjlobe is_:.going   to subscribe  ,for. iv hr-iss-lit'iided umbrella to" keep  the showers of calumny oil' Hon. J. li.  -���stratton.  The feeling seems to.) bo growing in  ihe east that.the Laurier.. Government  lias reconsidered its determination to  postpone the elections for .'a year, and  . that the House muy.dissolve iniiiiod-  jately after the close of .the present ses-.  nion. which is likely to be.a short.one.  This being the case it remains with tlio  Conservatives to get ready for the.campaign at onee..   In  this -00118111:110110%  we have as standard bearerf a man who  has been in public life for many, years,  and who holds an honorable record in  hiB party.    For years  lion.  Charles  Mackintosh wasa trusted lieutenant of  Sir John Macdonald, and contributed  generously of bis time towards the advancement of the parly..    As .editor of  the Ottawa Citizen, he to a great degree  moulded the Conservative, sentiment  in Eastern  Ontario for  yoarss.     Mr.  Mackintosh   was   honored   with   the  representation of Ottawa in the Dominion Parliament on two occasions, and  held his seat until appointed Lieutenant-Governor of the Northwest Territories. With such a, candidate th<? Conservatives of this district should have  little hesitation in going into the campaign, and his election will result in  iionor to the party. ... I  .,..      ... Ilitmiltoii Spectator,.; ......  The Ottawa Citizen thinks an experi  mental .far*****.necessary ii^this neigh  borhood. But that is not the fact. We  are content to import our bananas and  oranges from, tho tropical belt of Ottawa, but we wiiiit to improve our  potatoes aud pumpkins.  The holders of   offices under false pretences.  Trout Lake Topic.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  'Head Office Nelson, B-C.  Branch   Markets   in   Rossland, ��� Trail,   Nelson, Kaslo, Sandon, Three  Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  Orders by Mail to any branch will have prompt  ar.d  careful atten  ion.  'est Wn Butcher lio  Wholesale and Retail  Doulcrsiu  Grand Forks Sim.  Railway news is not very plentiful at  present. Nevertheless there is no  ground for assuming that there will be  no new construction carried out in this  district in the near future. It would  not be at all surprising to those who  arc _keeping in close touch with these  matters to see work conYnienced on the  tMiocnix branch as soon as the snow is  off the engine right of way. And once  started the line will be rapidly construe led. This is only the lull before  the storm.  Ottawa Citizen.  The present government promises  much and has done nothing. The opposition should resurrect some of these  pledges and bring them down in such  a way as to force the Liberal majority  to father them or swallow themselves.  The opposition has a large choice for  selection and the temper of the country is that it would like to see the men  who have promised so much and so  The Dpmiiiion Government has disallowed   the    Provincial    legislation  passed one year agoanent Oriental emigration.   The reason given Is the same  old story, " deference to Imperial sentiment."'     We are as loyal and as pat-  iotica people as ever drew breath but  the result of the Boundary award and  meddling'-with our legislation  is not  conducive to  the unswerving adherence that has hitherloo been  given to  the British   Parliament.     The British  Columbia    government,'', anticipating  such action on the part bf the Dominion  authorities  provided other legislation,  which has practically the samo effect  and which will probably stand for another year before being set aside.  callously ignored both honor and consistency, held up for what they are: j freedom from restraint.  ISoundnry Creek Times.  :The coming of summer will witness  a resumption of work by the prospector. Already he sniffs eagerly for  the fresh air of the green hillsand budding woods. The air castles of a winter  timo arc now soon to be realized or  utterly demolished. That he will  "strike it rich" is a foregone conclusion. With all his foibles of character,  original manners, unrjuenchable enthusiasm and love of ease in winter,  the prospector in the warmer months,  is a man of vast action. He toils up  hill and down dale, over mountain and  plain, inspecting with critical eye every  bit of copper stain and iron rust within  the range of his vision. He is opti.  mistic, in love with his work, free as  the air, and an altogether indispensable  oharacter to society. He sees few of  the soft easy things of life, but nature  reimburses him in superior health and  Camps supplied on ���sho'rtesi-  notice aud lowest.prices.,  Mail orders receive careful  attention. ;  Nothing but' fresh' and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept iu stock. 7  ��. C. TRAYES. Manager  WADDS BROS.  'HOTOQRAPHERS.  Vancouver knd Nelson  BAKER STREET. NELSON,  B. C  Certificate of improvements. "    ';  Yukon i'Vsifttionnl Mineral .Claim, situate,  in tlio Nelson Mining Division'- br West Kootenay District.  Where located r On Bear Creek,��� 3 miles  from \ mir.  Take notice that 1. John McLatchie. of tlie  City of Nelson, acting as agent for Patrick  Daly, Free Miner's ���Jcrliflcatc No. II 58,5'i:),  William M. Coffey. Free Miner's Certificate.  No. ")S,r>'W. A. .1. Hughes, Free Miner's Ccrti/I-  catc Ko.R 58.576, unci John. Ryan, Free Miner's Certificate No. Ii 58,504. intend sixty days  from the date hereof to apply 1o tlie Minim;  I'ccordcr for- a Certilicate of Improvements'  for the purpose of oblniningu Crown Grant ol  the above claim. .......  And further take notice, that action under  Section :'7 must be commenced before tlie issuance of such Certilicate of-Improvements.  Dated this 22nd day of December, 1B03.  .  John Mcl.ATcniE.  Direct - Line.   I  Knst     '  Winnipeg  Toronto  Ottawa .  Montroiil  New York  Went  -  Vimc'oiivr  Victoria  Hon tile  I'ovtliind  Han Francisco  Via Soo I'acl lie Route St. l\iul, Chicago and  St. Louis.  ..,,.      ...       ...  S,S,  Service /.from Vancouver  Scuttle, Alaska, Japan, China, Hawaii, Aus-  Iralia. ......       .--....-.  insurance,   Real   Estate   and  Mining  Agent  fire, Accident  and  Plate  Glass   Insurance  Houses and offices to rent and lots for sale in all parts of the city.  Ranch and farm lauds in all parts of Kootenay.  The Scottish Union and National Insurance Co.  Tlie Manchester Assurance Co.  The Railway Passengers Assurance Co.  Lloyd's Plate Glass Insurance Co.  The Kootenay Valleys Co., L'td, London, Eng.  Nelson City Land and Improvement Co.  _   r^rs.  BAKER ST., NELSON, B. C  P. O. BOX 223  "V     V      V       ���       "���  E.FERGUSO  NELSON, B. C. ���.������-*..  The largest exclusively  Wholesale  Liquor ��� House  in   the interior. ...  ���  r  in pints and quarts.  Dawson's "Extra Special" Scotch.    Granda Cigars.  Mitchell's Heather Dew Scotch etc.    Earl of Minto etc.  A full line.of imported and domestic Liquors and��� ���Wines-. ���'���'-������'  / TO  �� A-E9___r       Br. '&_m*^ 8  C^��  N-.E.T. TIMETABLE. .������*'���  STANLEY STREET��� ..    ' ���" '   -:   7.00 7.40        S 20 a. m.  9.00        9-40 10.20  Every 40 minutes until 10.20 p.m.  BOGTJSTOWN ���  7.20 .00        840        9.2.0 a. in.  10.00      10.40      11.20 :,       ������:  Every 40 minutes until 10.40 p. m. ....-.;  REAL ESTATE.    . 77/7.  Lots.      Warehouses. - Offices.      Apply A. V. MASON,   Man;  Sec  The Car Barn, Phone 165B.  ELJK^STEAOHAN  Plumber and Gasfitter  Estimates Given on General  Plumbing,  Sewer Connections, EtcA  Baker Street, near Ward  Street, Nelson......  Tliroii'ili bnoUinirs to ICnglumlaaclthc Continent \'iaall H.i-. lines.  For time lablCK.ralos and   infsrmation^ip-  1 pty to local agents, or-write,       .  I J.S.CARTER,  Dlst.Pass..Agt.  Nelson.  E. J. COYLK,  A. G- P. A.  Vancouver  Ofthe Latest Designs  ARM VINO DAILY.  Nice Line of Trouserings  JoSiH Stnellwood  MERCHANT TAILOR  Ward St., next new P. O. Eldg., Nelson  Frank  Fletcher  IMIOVINOIAL LAND SURVEYOR  JOB PRINTING AT  ECONQM1STOFFJCE  Bartlett House  (Formerly Clarke House)  The best SI per day house in Nelson.  .None but white help employed.    The bar  the best. -'  50  YEARS'  EXPERffENCE  Tradic Marhs  Designs  Copyrights &c-  Anvone sendlnu n. altetcli imd Scocrlntlon mnjr  (Illicitly ascertain our opinion freo whether, nu  invention ia prohably patentable.- Coninuinira.  tloiisstrietlyconlldontiul. Handbook on Patents  sent free Oldest nirency for sccurinp putcnls.  Patents taken throuKh Sluiin & Co. receive  special notice, wiihout charge, iu tlio  A hnndsomcly Illustrated woeklir. T.rirscst circulation of any scientlQc journal. Tornis, $3 a  yo.-ir; four months. SL Sold by all ncirsdenlcrn.  MUNN g Co.361Broadwa^ New York  Branch Office. C25 F St- Washington, D. C  hands and Mineral ClaimsSurveyed  and Crown Granted  P. O. Box 563       Ollice: Kootenay St. Nelson  W. G.-Gillett  Builder   and   Contractor  Estimates  given on  stone, brick  aud woodwork.  G.  W.   Bartlett,   Prop Brick and Lime for Sale  SewingMachinesandPianqs  For Rent and for Sale  Old Curiosity Shop, Josephine St, Kelson  Fred. J, Squire  Tcnlsnnd Aivnings made and repaired.  Clothing cleaned and mended. ,  ...  Over lhe Wallace-Miller Co,, Seta THE  NELSON ECONOMIST  gETSJjgS?S53JS^-^ fl." L'uM'Uftgaf  You will be requiring  WALL  This Spring.   See Us about it   Large New Stock  HEINT  The only  really first-class  Piano made in the Dominion of Canada,    See them.  Hear them.    Buy them from us.  chines, Regular Price $65 each.     Yours at $30 each.  Boo  any s Stores  asffiaata^aasfeia^gaa^KgsaBggsgg  fgBSSB^a-ff^TOSffifli-E^BB  Max O'Reli.on 5<Discontent." .  AX  O'ltEIilj  never  neglects   to  say a good vronl for the ladles  whenever   opportunity   servea.  At the same time, he does-not  shut  his   eyes  to  their faults,  but Is only "a little blind,", as \vitne_3  what he says about "The Discontented  Woman":  "We all know that woman, not unkind, not exactly sour, tout sad, depressed and depressing, who is well  off and might enjoy life, but who looks  as If there was not one pleasure left In  the world to make.it worth living in.  "She may feel ever so well, she will  never confess It. She hates to be told  that'she looks well. She thinks you are  wanting ln sympathy. She loves to be  pitied, and has no objection to being  called 'Poor Mrs. A.!' Yet she Is very  ^susceptlble.^and^resents^any^attentlona^  that are paid to other people in her  presence. She was jealous of her sisters when a girl; now she is jealous of  her children, jealous of the ladies who  call, Jealous of her husband's secretary  or typewriter. She has no reason for  being jealous, she'knows it, but it is a  habit, and she likes to keep her hand at  It  "She is fond of calling on sick people,  and, as she has had every mortal ells-  ease or Indisposition you care to name,"  she gives the people whom sho visits  Jier own experience of their disea3e,-  and they have to listen to all the minute details of the sufferings she had 1o  go through. She hopes that you will  get better.  "Meanwhile she tells you of all tho  people she knows who have died of tho  disease with which you are afflicted,  but reassures you by stating that some  people have been known to recover.  "She Is the towri-cjier of bad news.  If there is a sad event of which she  hears early, she Immediately orders a  oarrlage and goes on a round of visits  to announce It. W'hen her friends see  her arrive unexpectedly they look (it  each other and say, 'We shall heac  some bad news.'  "She ls a prophet of ill-omen. She  loves the sad, and revels in it. It ls her  life. She has not a cheerful feature  about her. She is.a.hair in your soup,  a crumb in your bed, an unmitigated  bore.  "She never enjoys what she has, but  ipends her life regrett'ng what she floes  not or cannot have. If she lose a �����!  bill and her husband says to her, 'Never mind; here's another," she goes on  sighing and whining, for she thinks  that if she had not lost that ��4 she  would now have ��8.  "There is no cheering her up, and  ��� when a reafl misfortune befalls her you  feel inclined to exclaim: 'Good, servos  her right, now she has something  worth crying over.' But this seldom  ���happens, if ever, for It is a remarkable  (act that this kind of woman Is the  very one who never has real troubles -  except those of her own manufacture."  I A Bargain in Gloves.  ] Something -more than a warm heart  and an open hand is needed in dispens-  . ing charity. A- Boston woman whe  wanted to be generous found this to ba  true in at least one case, related in the  "Youth's   Companion."  Sho had been giving to a poor family,  consisting of a mother and three grown  daughters, a regular allowance of sis  dollars a week until the daughters  should   find   employment.  The eldest daughter called at tha  house every Saturday to receive this  allowance. One week she appeared on  Thursday, and wanted to know if it  would be "quite convenient" for her  benefactress to advance the money that  day instead of waiting until Saturday.  "We are out of fuel and flour, and  the man will call this evening for tha  ^ weeklyj^ent, and we haven't a penny to  "give hini,"~sl-re"said".  "How does lt happen that you are in  this condition this week, when the six  dollars I have been giving you has  sufficed to pay your weekly expenses in  the past?"  "Well, I'll tell you,*' replied the young  .woman, frankly and calmly. "Mamma  was down town yesterday, and she  came across such a genuine bargain  In'kid gloves that she felt that it would  be almost wicked not to take advantage  of it, -so she got each of us girls and  herself a- pair. They're regular Uvo-  , dollar gloves marked down-to seventy-  nine cents a pair, and mamma didn't  know when she'd ever have another  chance" to save four dollars and eighty-  four cents on four pairs of gloves, so  she got ihem, und who could bla.u����  hor'."'  Sweetness Long Drawn Out.  A business man of whom the "Youth's  Companion" tells declares that tlie.  average stenographer- will not learn to  spell correctly until the millennium  comes, "in support of his opinion he  relates bis experience with a young woman whose spelling, as he describes it,  had an "engaging originality," but who  was so amiable and evon-tempered that  he seldom found heart to rebuke 'her.  One day she appeared before him  with a neatly written letter f-jr a  Southern correspondent. ' He hastily  looked it over.  "See here," he said, "you've spelled  sugar s-u-g-g-a-r."  The young woman looked at it a mo-  Dient critically, and ��� then her face  brightened as she replied:  "So I have. How careless of me! I  don't see how I came to leave out the  '���_.' "  liood for Blues.  Tourist (after Ivts Erst drink of  Bloody Gulch whisky)���Thusdar and  lightning! Gimmj a chaser, quick!  Bartender (disdainfully)���Wot d' yer  want���water7 Toujist���No; linseed oill-  ������"Fao**.**  ���Minister���I am sorry I didn't see yen.  ��t church yesterday-, Tunimas. Tubt.-  j a,as���Weel, ye see, it was siccan a wet  i 3ay it wisna fit tae turn ooc a ^osr ia.  ���Jut I sact the wli'cu air.--Ex.  ���������    -f ' ���  "What are you "/Jing ,7i for when  you leave college, wealth, or fame?"  ���"Both. I'm going io become a orofii*-  r.ional baseball player."  Jay--Yes, sir; when I was in No'*  York a sharper robbed me of fifty doi��  (ars. Hay���Why didn't you call a policeman? "Well, I thought fifty dollai*  ��.aa enough."���-Philadelphia "Press."  SMOKE  THE   CELEBRATED  B-R+A-R���H-F&&T  �� SON  TNottingham, England.  Navy Out Mild, Medium and Full |  ;-���~^Navy Mixture;1  Navy   Cut  Cigarette  Tobacco,  r f^   Pedigree Tobacco, Navy Cut  ���a*    Cigarettes.  Tobaccos and Cigarettes are Second toKone  WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTING AGENTS FOR WESTERN CANAOA.  j Turner, Beeton & Co.;Ltd, vjctona,_aa  W. A Thurman  Depot for Briar Pipes, Nelson  JOHf^Mc LATCH IE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  Op.g 0. Customs House, Nelson  MONTREAL^ Sole Manufac  turers ofthe "Pinto Shell Cor  dovan" Gloves and Mitts  1|       R- H. CARLEY, B. C- Agt.  RIDGE COAL  $7.50 PER TON,  DELIVERED  All orders must be accompanied by cash and should be foi wareTed  either personally or by*mail to Lhe office of  W. P. TIEFMEY,-GENERAL AGENT aa  ?he mimi$  Breaking the Bank at Mont*  Carlo.  SENATOR CHATJNCEY CM. DKPEW  recently  visited a*cute  Carlo  01  his wedding: journey, and watchei  Lord  Rosslyn    attempt  to  break   thi  bank. "Everybody," he says, "is laugh  ing at tho earl's so-called system.   IT',  announced In England that ho had at  infallible system, and only needed $50,-  000 to make it go.   People tumbled ove*  each other to give him the money.   I-I'  "began    playing    with   thousand-franc  notes.    When  I  left  he   was   playing  -with flve-franc pieces.   *I was told thai  all but about 55,000 of the $50,000 wai  gone.   There Is no such thing as breaking the bank at Monte Carlo.   A man  who has lived in the pls.ee merely as .  resident  for years  told  me  the  gambling-house paid returns as regular ai  dividends   on   the   New  York   Centra:  Railroad.   I suppose there are ten roulette-tables, and each table is a bank  with a capital of $120,000.    If you win  all   Its   capital   that   particular   tabic  closes for the day to get a change of  duck.     That   Is   all   the   bank-breaking  there is. You would have to go through  all the other tables���roulette, rouge-et-  noir,   and    trente-et-ciuarante ��� before  you close up the concern, and there are.  several  of each.    They  are  a  dismal  looking lot���the players.   I never sa-W  one of   them  smile,   and   the   winners  looked as miserable as the losers.   No*  "body gets  away with any money,  no  matter how much he wins.   At least it  is  very rare.    I  saw  one  man  begin  with a thousand-franc note���$200.    Hi  played and  won���doubled  his  money;  played,   and   won   again,   and     again  doubled.   He kept on until he had won  about $24,000.   Then he started resolutely to go out.   At the door he stopped,  hesitated, and turned back.   He sauntered over to the table, and looked ou  at the game for a While.   Then he buttoned  up  his   coat  again,   with   great  decision, and started out with  a firm  stride.   .But he  could not ��� positively  could riot-get through the door.    The  last I saw of him he was playing away  again, and the $24,000 was going pell-  mell back into the gambling-house coffers.   I did see one man, however, win  and go away with his money.   He was  a   very rich   man,   as  I  happened   to  know, and just played for furc, not caring whether he  won or not.    He had  astonishing  luck.     The  same   number  came  up  five  times in  succession���an  unusual thing.   It made a great sensation in the room, and people gathered  about. ;: At the fifth turn of the number he swiped in everything from  the  table,   and   poked  away  tho   wads   ol  French   banknotes   into   hia   pockets  right and left.   He won about $6,000 In  a very few moments."  ;_a  ~_^r~���/-v-^-  Why Women Can't Throw  Straight,  IT has often been a source? of wondei  to. married  men  that  their  wive;  should; invariably  hit   the   cat,   oi  some   other   irioffending   object,   wher.  aiming bootjacks and other missiles In  their direction.   An explanation is now  to hand, which, lt ls hoped, will ado  enlightenment, as well as consolation,  to any benighted Benedict who has experienced this idiosyncrasy.   It appears  that the reason a woman cannot ain:  straight is on  account  of her  collar-  foone being too large to enable her tc  acquire.a free swipe of the arm.   Thli  simply shows  that when kind  Providence sent woman  into   the  void  foi  man ta. lavish his "affections .and earnings upon,: everything was beautifully  and systematically thought out.    Had  woman been physically constructed sc  that her shying powers were equal to  those  of   man, husbands   would  have  had a mighty busy time of it dodging  things generally.   Thanks to that same  Providence, however, woman can stil!  throw her lily-white  arms round oui  manly necks and hit the bull's-eye ey  ery time.  No matter what the world may say-  About a woman throwing, straight  ��� Dame Nature built her just tiat way  That  man might    dodge   -her whes  1^^-��^irater===;=^������ :    * *        -__���--^=^  Her collar-bone -consoles her-:*till  In formulating little plans  Ho "collar" and to "bona" at will  'Most everything of simple man's.  Why the Czar Wears a Beard.  Eyeache an  Headache.  Eyestraiix  causes  both.  Drugs  relieve  only  temporarily.. Properly adjusted glasses remove  tlie cause and effect a  permanent cure.  Satisfaction guaranteed.  ���% $&  Literature's Anticipations  Scierce.  ��]T VKRY  lnt  |_j     written,  Jl    serves, to  Interesting book might ba  as the  "Spectator"  ob-  by collecting together all  the  cases   in  ���w'hlch- poets   and  dramatists  and  novelists have anticipated the triumphs of later science.   A  correspondent has just called attention  to  such   a  case,   In   which  he  claims  that   the   Spanish   dramatist  Calderon  uttered "a very clear prevision of Marconi's   wireless    telegraphy."      Pieely  translated,    the   passage   In   question  reads as follows: "They say tha-t'when  two instruments are properly attuned  together   they   communicate    to   each-  other  their wind-borne  echoes;   touch  the one instrument and the winds excite its fellow, though none be near it."  Calderon's  reference   is,   of  course,   to  the well-known principle oif resonance,  and can scarcely be used as a prophecy  cf wireless telegraphy, but in the writings   of- a   contemporary  of  Calderon  there is a much closer approximation  to   Marconi's   discovery.     Strada,   the  learned Jesuit historian, tells us how  two  friends  carried on  a correspondence "by the help of a. certain Loadstone, whioh had such virtue in it that,  if it touched two several needles, when  one of the needles so touched began to  move,  the  other,   though  at never  so  great a distance, moved at  the same  ��� lime and in the same manner."   Strada  goes   on  to   describe   how    these   two  friend3  made a  kind   of   "alphabetic  telegraph"��� a dial-face with the  letters of tha alphabet piaced around its  edge,"and a"needle in tho center which  could be made to point at any of the  letters at will.   "When they were some  hundreds   of   miles   asunder,   each   of  them shut himself up in his closet at  the   time   appointed,   and  immediately  cast his eye upon liis dial-plate.   If he  had a mind  to write anything to his  friend, he directed his needle to every  letter that formed the *words which he  had occasion for, making a little pause  at the end of every word or sentence to  avoid  confusion.      The .friend,  in  the  meanwhile, sa\y his.sympathetic needle  moving of itself to every letter wQiicb  that of his correspondent pointed  at.  By  this  means   they  talked  across  a  whole   continent, and conyeyed    their  thoughts to one another In an instant,  over cities or mountains, seas or deserts."    Not only had these correspondents no necessity for wires; they did  not   even   need   the   simple  apparatus  upon which Marconi depends, although  there are scientific prophets of our day  who believe  that  we  shall  yet  reach  even a higher standard of simplicity ln  the future.  ELECTRIC LIGHT RATES  Kloctrle light rates fori ho mnnlli of N.irei.  i are now due mul   pny-ible nt  tin;   < ity  <'��������  tices.    If liiiii "ii   i.i-  Ijot'nre   Uu:   lot Ii  AjTil  discount nt'10 for cent will be allowed.  ���Nelson. April 2, ISM.  Hv ordor,  j i.e. McAtoitnia  City Clerk.  Corporation of the Ciij of  Water Rates  Wnti-r   rales   for the  quarter ending .Tunc  .0, 1904, an; (luu nml   payable "l ilipeity ollice  on *aiiu-Uaj-, Ai-ril 2.    If   pmd  '>�� <>'  before tlie JOih A^ril n clim-omit rtw l'" <���<���"!���  will ho allowed. If not paid on or lie/ore Apn  30th the .service w ill be diseoiiti nued.  liy order.  D. U. McMOIUlIS,  Cliy Cleric.  Nelson. April % 15CW.  When  you   are  indisposed   try  Cup of Tea  The largest and best assortment of fancy Rockers,  Centre Tables, Couches, China Cabinets, Ladies'  Secretarys, Carpets, Etc., to be found in any Furniture Store in the Kootenays.  COMMENTING on the statement  by<- a , foreign .  correspondent  that the* Czar of Russia''wears  a -full  beard  because    he    is  afraid to have himself shaved,  the Chicago "Record-Herald" says: "He  fears that he might get into a Nihilist  "barber's chair   some    morning,  and���  Bwick!     The   rest   may   be   imagined.'  Therefore, to avoid the danger of having his throat cut by one of his loving  subjects, his Imperial Majesty ls com-  irelled to go through life with a beard,  'w-hlch  he  has  trimmed   as  seldom as  possible, because he is inclined to shy  away from shears as well as from razors.   It is said that the royal whiskers  ���never are  trimmed, save in the presence of four tried and true grand masters of the court, who stand veady td  pounce upon the barber and eat him up  ���if he dares to make a suspicious move.  Moreover, in order to further increase  the safety of his most exalted Majesty,  ���the  office   of   royal  barber   has   been  made hereditary in the family Ol Gue-  labovski���a name whieh in itself might  be regarded by some people with misgivings.   But-t-he GueTabovskls-'are-aaid-r-  to be very loyal, and, of course, being  ennobled for their services as trimmers  of the imperial whiskers, 41"Isn't likely  that they will deliberately cause trouble by using dull shears or nipping the  skin- appertaining to the royal Adam's  apple.    Yet  the Czar mourns  because  all   his  children:-are    girls.      Foolish,  short-sighted Czar! He should consider  fihe advaiifftge tteayhavein being members of the genfMft* sex. They will never  have faces to shave or whiskers to trim.  Being a man is no snap���if one belongs  to the Russian roy/il family." j  ^RccognizedrTheir Old Friend.  TUB love which English people,  especially British soldiers, feel for  Florence Nightingale has been  shown at many times and ln many  places. A new and striking Instance ot  it was recently given by the "Sunday  Magazine."  The late Sir John Steell, sculptor to  Queen Victoria,'was modeling a bust of  Miss Nightingale, when an officer of  one of the Highland regiments which  had suffered so cruelly In the Crimea  heard that the bust had just been completed, and "was in Sir John's studio.  Many of the men in his company had  passed through the hospital at Scutari,  and he obtained permission from the  sculptor to bring some of them to see  lt. Accordingly a squad of men one  day marched into the big studio and  stood in line.  They had no idea why they had been  mustered in so strange a place.   Without a word of warning  the bust waa  uncovered, and   then,   as  by  one   Impulse, the  men  broke rank, and   with  ' cries of "-Miss Nightingale! Miss Night-  j ingale!"   surrounded   the   model,   and  I with hats off cheered the figure of their  : devoted nurse until the roof rang.  |     So spontaneous and hearty and so in-  l -spiring   was   the   whole scene  that in  alter days Sir John Steell declared lt to  . be tlie greatest compliment of his life.  Didn't Suit HI in.  "What are you doiug now?" aslcecl  the man from the country who was looking over a d.-ng store with a view to a  possible purchase.  -   " Charging the soda we expect to sell  today."  "Do you know all the people that  como in here to buy things?"  "Of  course not.    Wo have lutndreds  of strangers every day, especially among  .those who come to patronize tho fountain."  "That's what I reckoned, and mo and  you can't mako no dicker. I hain't a  goiu to bt y no business where they  charge all tho sodoy iu advance aud  . then peddle it out to every Ton) Dick  and Harry what comes along. What 1  want to buy is a drug store doin 6  Itrio'ly   each   trade.  The B��X'*k of -in* \s.  'First Swell (pretending to xnisiake  for a .waiter -a riva.1 whom ho seea  etanding in dress clothes at the cloakroom of the theater)���Ah, have'you a  3>rogramn;e? ���' Second Swell (up to  trnim)���Thanks, my man; I got one  from tbe other fellow.*���Ex.  Ouida in Her Old Age.  Ouida, as Mile. De La Ramee prefers  to call herself,-is now an elderly lady,  but she still affects the >vhite muslin  frocks and pale blue ribbons bf aby-:  gone era. She is the autocratic queen  of a large circle of admirers at Florence, where she has an ideal heme, and  an extraordinary collection of dogs.  Ouida does not like England or English  life and food, and not infrequently at  London dinner-tables has asked for  cold roast beef and beer, that being the  level, she says, on which she placea  English cookery.  "I thought you were given a job In  the public service because! of. the work  you did for the paity." "I was, but I  quit." "Why?" "Why! Why, hang it  ill; they're getting so blamed particular now that they want a fellow to  Krork for his salaJy^���Chicago "Post."  Why, Certainly.  Cuatomer���I wish 1 had as good a  ' head of hair as you have. I havo tried  everything to remedy my baldness, iiut  with no good results.  Watchmaker���Have you ever tried  rubbing your head with steel?  Customer���Certainly not. Thatsoema  to me ridiculous.  Watchmaker���Why ridiculous? Isn't  lt a fact that steel makes tho hair  spring?���Boston Courier.  Friendship.  Hazen���I like to sco a man stick by  his friends. 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