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Array U VOL: III.  NELSON, B. C." WEDNESDAY, AUGUST.. 16/1899.  NO- 5  .<#���&.���  THE-NELSON ECONOMIST is issued evert/ Wednesday  ' at the City of Nelson, B. C, by D. M.   Carley. Subscrip-  ' ��� Hon : ��2.00 per, annum'; if paid in advance, $1.50.  Correspondence ���on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited. Only articles of merit will tie advertised in  ' these columns, and the interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless,  articles.  / io  ' At the time of writing, it has not been positively an  nounced whether or not Alexander Henderson will be opposed in New Westminster. The temper of the once uncompromising Columbian and the fire-eating John Winchester Brown appears to have undergone some moderation, for both are now falling on the neck of their old  enemy. Henderson can now parody the soliloquy of King  Kichard while contemplating his conquest over the seemingly obdurate Anne to read: "Was ever Kennedy in  this humor woo'd? Was ever John Winchester in this  humor won ?"  , Anticipating the present disordered political situation  The Economist some1 months ago urged the early organization of an Opposition and the formulation of a policy  that could be placed before the people at the proper time.  No movement has yet been made in this direction, and  the opponents of the present Government are frequently  asked : "What have you to offer in place of the Government now in power?" The question is a difficult one to  answer in the present disorganized state of political parties. A move in this direction should be made without  further delay ; otherwise, it will be an easy,matter for any  combination,of unscrupulous politicians to control the Government of British Columbia for years to come. Now is the  accepted time, otherwise the hour of our salvation is still  far distant.  The first train reached Cascade last Saturday morning  and the Record celebrated the event by printing its front  page with red ink. Apparently it was a red-letter day for  Cascade.  It begins to look as if Oom Paul will either have to get  off his ['crch or fight, and that, too, at very early date.  Euglaiiii is evidently becoming very impatient, and, miles? there is a back down on the part of the sturdy Boers,,  an open declaration of war may come  at any time. ,A  The Kamloops Standard has the following: "Sir Horace  Wal pole said that 'Every man had his price,' the thing  to do was to find out what the price was. In Mr. Deane's  case itappears to be a portfolio. It is the common talk  iii Victoria that the thirty pieces of silver for which; he  betrayed Mr. Joe Martin is the post of Chief Commissioner.  With his wonderful (?) knowledge of the country he would  make a brilliant Chief Commissioner. How he expects to  get elected is the next query. He has managed to set  every man of principal that supported him formerly,  against  him, and  such   men  are  not the kind that are  bought over,, with roads, bridges and promises. Verily  the Government is hard put to it; if it even has the  thought of such an appointment, [f Mr. Deane was a  scrupulous man, we would welcome the appointment, but  unfortunately he will only be in a position to do more  harm than he has already done. '' The only way Kain-  . loops would benefit vyould be by his absence in Victoria,  which would enable the ill-feeling caused by his intrigues  to give place to tolerance and good feeling.'? ^  i  t  1  The Economist cannot by any stretch of imagination  be regarded as a champion of J. M. Kellie, the member for  the Revelstoke riding, but we do say now that if a.new  portfolio is to be given out, this stalwart statesman should  get the refusal of it. Mr. Kellie has not been consistent  in his political affiliations, but he has been honest, and.  could always offer some excuse for his change of sentiments. There has been no treachery in his political record, and when it comes to a question of ability, he has  probably as much as any member of the Semlin cabinet.  The frequency with which it is reported that the Noonday mine is still working only emphasizes   the   fact   that  the contractors are getting all they can out of the mine before their contract expires.     Tlie working of the  Noon-,  day has no bearing on tlie present labor troubles.  Tht Siftonites is the name now applied to the Douko-  hobors. The title is significant and should perpetuate  the name and fame of the Minister of the Interior.  At the first annual dinner of the   Incorporated   Chamber of Mines, held in London,   England, July 24th, Hon  Mr. Turner was one of  the principal speakers.    In    the  course of a very interesting  speech   (reported in the B. C.  Review, London,) the ex-Premier said he believed that the  Province of British Columbia was destined to be the most  "Important part of the great  Dominion   of  Canada,   and  because of its vast mineral wealth lie   cordially supported  the views which had been put forward in favor of  a   representative Chamber of Minos in   tlie  Metropolis of the  Empire.     British   Columbia   was yet iu its infancy as   a  mining country, but lie believed ihar. it will yet   equal, if  not excel, both Africa   and   Australia---.-in opinion which  did hot seem to be.fully shared by all the Agents-General ,  present at the dinner.     He reminded them   of  the   rush  forty years ago, when the first gold was discovered in the  Province, then at the edge of  the   civilized   world.    At  that time there were no railways, no transportation whatever, yet the sandbars on the Fraser attracted   thousands.  The early miner obtained. from those placer   mines   some  ��50,000,000.   Subsequent to that,   placer   discoveries were  made in British Columbia demonstrating that gold existed  throughout the Province ���;,' Cassiar, Omineca,   Kootenay,'  all came to be   known..     Gradually  these   earlier   placer  discoveries were worked out,   and   the miners had always  been hampered by  the   cost of getting supplies   into   the  country.   But it was not to quartz mining that he wished  particularly to refer.     Even so long ago as the sixties the  Yl  !w ���:^=^.��*www��"��^^  THE ECONOMIST.  y J  j  prospectors were turning their attention to quartz mines.  In those early days, however, the difficulties  were  well-  nigh insuperable, and the results were disastrous to a very  large number of the pioneers.    Of recent years, owing  to  the improvements in connection with mining machinery,  increased railroad communications, etc., this class of mining had again come to the front, and to-day was engaging  the earnest attention of the capitatist.     So much was this  the case that while five years ago only a few thousands of  pounds were exported, last year the figures reached some  .millions of dollars.     British Columbia was destined to be  a   very   important part of the British Empire.     He felt  sure that there would be, in a very few years' time, a very  rich return upon investments in   that   Province.     Roads  and railroads  were   being  built, and  the  Province had  spent more in proportion to its population than any other  Colony.     It was, of course, very  necessary   to   keep  the  outside world in touch with what  they   and their mines  were doing, and Mr. Turner was confident that the efforts  of a well-managed and   well-posted   Chamber  of  Mines  domiciled in the, financial centre of the  mining  world,  would materially assist in attaining this end.  Speeches of this character aid very materially in   bring  ing the  resources  of British Columbia before the outside  world.     Coming from a gentleman who  has been  so in-s  timately associated with the business interests of this Province, the effect must De beneficial.  Victoria has another scheme for transcontinental railway connection on tap. As it is likely to cost a few dollars, the enterprising taxpayers of Victoria will consign  the proposal to oblivion, when the vote is taken. .,  Some patriotic citizen should get out an   injunction  to  restrain the Nelson Cricket Club from using the  name of  the city.    At this stage in our history   we cannot afford  to have the fair name of our city humiliated in the  dust  by a Cricket Club that has never won a match.  ... The[emphatic language employed by some of the participants in the Dreyfus court-martial Reminds one forcibly  of the compliments exchanged between certain members  of the British Columbia legislature last session.  , The number of alleged robberies that haveoccured recently in Nelson might induce a suspicious person to believe that some of the victims had a special object in being robbedP   A'-a.oa    a ,:   :' /y/':"  Rossland proposes to raise $5000 to celebrate Labor  Day. This means thaeNelson will touch the button for  $10,000 to celebrate Dominion Day next year.  The Economist is desirous of living on friendly terms  with its journalistic neighbors, but it cannot help referring to a feature in one of the Nelson newspapers that is  becoming simply disgusting, , It is tlie , nauseating'. frequency f with which the name'of a certain professional  man is mentioned in the news columns of that paper. We  do not know whether the publication referred to gets paid  regular advertising rates for chronicling the movements  of the professional gentleman in question, but if it does it  should have the customary advertising star after, the notice.  There is a class of professional men who ,say it is not professional to advertise. Why do these same gentlemen,  whenever they are engaged on a case or take a ten mile  ride on a train, call in   a  reporter   to announce the facts?  We have not indicated the paper or the professional man  referred to, because the matter has been discussed so much  as to make identification completely unnecessary.  The Victoria Colonist says no man has ever held a seat  in the legislature who stood as low in the estimation of  his fellow members as Mr. Alexander Henderson did , last  session. That he felt his own degradation was only too  clear. He seemed to feel, whenever he rose, to speak,  that the eyes of the .house and galleries were upon him  as upon a modern Judas Iscariot, a British Columbia  edition of Benedict Arnold.  The fact that Hon. Hugh John Macdonald has come  , out squarely in favor of an educational basis for our franchise, is considered by the best thinkers as the solution for  the dangers which beset us fron. the large number of. illiterate people imported iuto our country and who are undoubtedly a standing menace to the nation and exist as an  invitation to the briber and corruptionist to come and get  in his work. '     -  Kootenay is destined soon to become the headquarters  of another industry. The stone now being quarred by,  the West Kootenay Brick and Lime Company, some of  which is being used in the new Houston Block, is said to  be far superior to anything of the kind to be found on the  Pacific coast.     In many respects it is equal to marble.  There are more wrecks in the tortuous channels of the  North. Thirty rirer vessels are believed to have gone to  pieces at St. Michaels.  Fred Cook, one of the best known newspaper correspon  dents in Canada, is coming West with the Canadian Press  Association. Very few men in Canada have the same  grasp of political affairs as Mr. Cook.  Too much prominence is being given to the fact that  Oshawa, Ontario, had the unenviable distinction of being  the birthplace of Alex. Henderson, the new Attorney-  General. Hitherto Oshawa ha? been regarded as rather a  respectable place, but future importations from that town  will be only received on probation, unless they can show  beyond doubt that they are. in no way related to the  Henderson clan.  In Europe, the power of a man to dispose of his property by will is much more strictly limited than in this  country, while the creation of trusts is jealously guarded  against. In Prance, a person having any one dependant  upon him can dispose of a portion only of his property. If  he leaves one child, he may dispose of only one-half; if he  leaves two children, he may dispose of one-third; and if  he leaves more than two children, he may dispose of only  one-quarter. The remainder of the property goes to the  children according to the law of succession, and, if any of  the children shall have died, their lineal descendants inherit. Should a man die leaving no descendants, but  lineal descendants, he may dispose of one-third of his property if they are iu the first degree, or one-half if they are  more remote. In France, there is but one contingency  in which the title to property subject to testamentary disposition may be tied up. A life estate may be given to  the children of a testator to hold in trust for his grandchildren. Such disposition is not valid, however, unless  to all the children of the trustee, share  and share  n  ^  it 10 icit  <G  s wsnswe3B3sa22z!��z��mm!t&is&��&  sssaaaasaassss  w".^.u^nqMyrjiii��W'e4awr^wrei'4w^*yjuitt-  3H  .iMiiiiiTi)��r��ii>iaiiiiii��ii<��ii��MiiiriW��Mriitg����nfcv��wa.'  THE ECONOMIST.  A~\  ill  .<*>:���.  alike, without reference to age or sex. Bequests to public  or charitable institutions are not allowed without special  permission of the government. These provisions, which  are taken from the Code Napoleon, are based upon the  civil law, and are similar to those that obtain thorqughout  Continental Europe. In Italy, the provisions are almost identical, as they are in Belguim and Baden. In  the canton of Geneva, the French code has been adopted  in its entirely. In Norway, a testator leaving issue may  dispose of only one-quarter of his property to the exclusion, of that issue. In England, the greater part of the  landed estates have been "tied up by entails and family  settlements, but beyond this there is no limit placed upon  the testamentary disposition of either real or personal  property. There are, however, stringent laws against the  creation of testamentary trusts that shall continue for  longer than a limited period. 0 ���       "  Coupled with the announcement that Mr. Hewitt,Bos  took is to be taken into the Dominion Cabinet is the statement that Master Shallow Deane of Kamloops will become Minister of Lands and Works in Mr. Semlin's  Government. When that hapjpy moment arrives, British  Columbia can say with Israel of old, " Now let me die.'  Our cup of joy will be filled to overflowing.  The Ashcroft Journal says Aid. H. B. Thomson "comes  to Cariboo with a splendid business reputaion." Certainly  he left Nelson with a good business reputation, and he is  not the kind of a person who would lose it on a three-days'  trip to Cariboo.  Dan Mann has gone to China, presumably to get a  "cue" from Li Hung Chang as to the most expeditious  means of amassing a fortune at the expense of the people.  Just wait till the Nelson  lacrosse team crosses sticks  with the Nanaimo plugs !  lent habitants down in the Provinco of Quebec scarcely  compensates for the large amounts of money paid into the  Dominion Treasury every year by Bntish Columbia. The  Province of Quebec is littered with abandoned public  works, built to feed John Bateese and onconrage the proverbial fecundity of his people. Some day Canadians will  realize all' this and then down will come Johnnie's  shanty.        ��� - a        "  Quebec has long fed at the free, lunch counter of the"  Dominion Government. It sometimes seems as if the  Government of Canada were run wholly in the interests of  Quebec. That Province is not self-sustaining, about the  only profitable industry being the incubation of prospective voters. If the native-born French-Canadian residents of Quebec wersd is f ranch ised a great source of Dominion expenditure would be obliterated.  Robert Houston has accepted a position  as editorial*  writer on the Vancouver Province.     Mr.   Houston  is  an  honor to the journalistic profession and with a free hand Jie  will make the utterances of the Province respected,   which  has unfortunately not been the case in the past.   ,  It now transpires that the reason whv Hon. J. Fred.  Plume has not been interviewed was that the other Ministers had removed him stealthilyto the third floor of the  Parliament buildings���beyond the reach of the ubiquitous  newspaper reporter.     - .    ���   .   .  There is an unconfirmed rumor that the Nelson  cricketers will now take a trip to the Coast, in which  event John Houston will coach the team.  Joe Marttn admits his guilt of the charge of champerty prefened against him by the British Columbia Law  Society, aud is suspended from practice for a limited  space of time. The matter will probably come before the  courts. Joseph has discovered by this'time that the Law  Trust of British Columbia is hard to burst.  An odd monument was desired by an elderly maiden  lady who died a few weeks ago in Athlone, Ireland. She  left a fortune of ��27,000 to be spent in the erection of a  church, provided that her body should be converted into  ashes and used in making the mortar for building the  edifice.  The Toronto Telegram pays the following tribute to the  genius of Mr. Hewitt Bostock: "Yale, Cariboo, need  never suffer from a grievance which can be cured by the  empty promises which Hewitt Bostock, M. P., is able to  extract from leaders who abuse the dumb and blind partisanship of a subservient follower."  Greater New York has a population of 3,438,899, being about a million less, than London. The foreign-born  citizens number 897,972, of which 340,000 came from Germany and 305,000 from Ireland.  THEJ��e is an agitation on foot to abolish residence at  Toronto University. Though residence has been a feature  of University life in Toronto, it has not really been much  of a factor owing to the limited accommodation /��� and the  few students who could take advantage of it. Last term  only some twenty students were in residence, and there  was a.deficit of eight hundred dollars;  Speaking of what has been accomplished during the  recent session of the the Dominion Parliament, the Ottawa  Citizen says: "The two chief measures foreshadowed, in  the speeeh from the throne were the redistribution bill  and the " reform" of the senate. The redistribution bill  was killed by . the senate, add Sir Wilfrid withdrew his  senate reform measure. The honors aredecidedlv with  the senate iii this round." A  Or the millions of money voted for railway subsidies by  the Dominion Government, this Province does not get  anything. This studied neglect of our interests sometimes  starts thoughtful men doubting if there were any great advantage after all in going into Confederation. The privilege of creating sustenance for a horde of half-starved indo-  Once upon a time it was considered sacrilige to breathe  a word of suspicion against the sincerity and honesty of  purpose of the New Westminster ColumbianA Whatever  the politics of that paper may have been, and ho matter  how strong the fight was made against the principles it  espoused, no man, even in the heat of the strongest political battles, dared to hint that the Columbian was not as  spotless and as virtuous as CaBser's wife. If that paper  is to maintain the reputation it so honestly earned, it will  ���&��  'i  ���\ U��tlMll**Uf tfiw^aJI^Ufrtf. I^ibSL.,1,^ ,WIM.WVtd J.r%��4(,,  w_.XT*jjwi ���fo^j��^7I*��lfejw;ijsS��jr j^j.,,  u .hi* ��7jMI��fffXiCr ^Mlb-A.' /r4VA.V.��ww*uw  -< n UMrMi IB1 WHCWMlt  jHKaaaaEraawttasta^r* ��� -  THE ECONOMIST.  have to eschew bad company and close its columns to extracts from that vile journalistic pollution, the Inland Sentinel. The editor of the Inland Sentinel could not  even secure a passage as ballast on a tramp  steamer. The Columbian should take to itself the moral  of the fable of the two dogs, Tray and Snap.  The Kamloops Standard is one of the best'weekly papers published in British Columbia, and it should be a relief to the people of Kamloops to peruse it after wading  through the slush that is found from week to week in the  Inland Sentinel. ���_-==^  the provincial legislature of British Columbia debarring  aliens from locating placer ciaims in the Atlin ..mining  district. He represents 1,000 miners, whose claims aggregate $3,000,000. No Government in Canada ever made a  greater record for blundering than the one of which  Charles Semlin is the leader. Tt will leave a heritage  that will cause trouble for many years to come.  The Fernie Free 'Press believes that the future prosperity  of this Province mainly depends upon the development of  the smelting industry.   Just so.  '"ft  A public meeting will be held some night this' week  to discover who was the hoodoo among the visitors who  went down to the Coast to see the Nelson," lacrosse team  win the victories���which it didn't.  No doubt it is a prudent thing to strengthen the Baker  street bridge before the tramcars pass over it, but there are  - many pedestrians who believe it would have been better  to have chosen a more convenient season for the'work,  than during the wet weather of the past few day.-. That  bridge .was put their for the convenience of pedestrians,  and as such it should be maintained. Just now it is impossible to cross Baker-street at Ward street without wad-  in��'' through a foot of mud. Tne repairs to the bridge  might easily have been made in .sections. .  , Anyway the Nelson Lacrosse Club can wipe the field  with Rossland. This is something to contemplate in our  present frame of mental depression.  The Trail Creek Neius says Trail and many other places  in Kootenay, are still without justices of the piece. Perhaps  when the internal strife in B. C. politics at Victoria quiets  a little, the government may give some attention to the  welfare and wants of the people.  Mr. A. S. Farwell has returned from a somewhat  lengthy visit to the Coast. He has little to say of the'  political situation.  At last the powder magazine is to be moved to Six-  Mile. Thus a prolific subject of discussion with successive  grand juries has been removed.  One  Just now there is an exodus from Dawson  City,  day last week the steamer Alpha arrived at Victoria with  .130���passengers'from.the Northern capital.  By all means let Nelson receive the visiting editors from  the East. This is a case where a little money might be  judiciously spent in advertising.  We are not sure there is.not a by-law prohibiting riding  bicycles oh the sidewalk.   If so, it is not rigidly enforced.  It is reported that R. L. Reid, barrister, will contest the  New Westminster seat against Alexander Henderson.  Last evening at St. Saviour^ Church, Nelson, Rev. Mr  Akehurst performed the ceremony that made Roderick O.  Matheson, of Silverton, and Miss Ida Margaret Walker,  of St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, man and wife. The Economist extends hearty congratulations.  Nelson will give Dun Godfrey a bumper   house.     Already a large number of seats have been sold.  The robber of Molson's Bank, Winnipeg, has been dis  covered in the person of John ���W. Anderson, one of the  clerks.  THE.need of a direct news service between Great Britain  and Canada, pertinently remarks a contemporary, is once  more brought forcibly to public attention by the recent-  action of the Colonial Office in taking steps to correct the  wrong impression that might be created by the efforts "of.  London correspondents of American papers to make it  appear that the British Government is displeased with the  attitude of Canada in regard to the Alaska boundary question.  The convention of the Mining Institute should emphasize Nelson's claim to being the great mining center of  British Columbia.  If the Nelson lacrosse team will only win the championship from New Westminster when they come back  all will be forgiven.  The present local Government boasts of a record with  regard .to [alien legislation, but it overlooks the fact that  the closing of Atlin to aliens may cost the Dominion of  Canada a considerable sum of money before it is all over.  The other day ex-Congressman Lewis' of Seattle left for  Washington to present to the state department the claims  of the American miners against the Canadian government  for damages sustained through the enactment of a law by  Ymir is still slightly in advance of other British Columbia mining camps in the matter of attempted murders.  The tramway company will run their first cars in October. All the contracts for material have been let, and  work is progressing as rapidly on construction as the weather wiU'permit.  Geo. Henderson, registar of Brandon, is a visitor to  Nelson.  ti&&  ammsiMMmmsm^m ���ito.r..iw..in>iinftam i h rrn ifihi i  saaesBSBiSssasss  ^r^,^^**^^���*-*-****^^  THE ECONOMIST.  ���O'  o a*  k�� r.ixa.in  During the past few weeks, I have had occasion to remark upon the personal characteristics of men whom I  meet in my peregrinations throughout the city. That I  did not elaborately treat the subject is due to the fact that  I feared it would be, considered trivial by many , of my  readers. It appears also that I overlooked a character  which I meet with often, so often in fact that'T shun him  on the street. I refer to the man who seeks you out to  tell you something " for your own good." If this man  had really anything to say to you, or was in possession of  some information that you could use to your advantage, he  would not.be so thoroughly annoying; but he has not a  single claim upon your consideration, unless it is through  the pityyou always have, for those who are mentally  weak almost to the point of idiocy.  Every person has had his experience with this man.  He never button holes you to advise you " for your own  good," unless he has at his command some point that  will be specially irritating., He has failed in every enterprise he has undertaken. He had considerable capital  at his disposal at the outset, and he was assisted by, his  acquaintances, but he wrecked everything he touched.  He has not a single success to his credit, and that you  have attained a raeasureable degree of success in your  business does not prevent him from pointing out to.you  just where you are at fault, and indicating those methods  that are in the way of your advancement. He lectures  so very learnedly upon such topics as successful attributes  . to the business in which you are engaged, that it you do  no thoroughly understand his methods you will incline to  the belief that he is a millionaire.  His most abominable characteristic however, is his vin-  dictiveness. He was born with a tendency towards spite-  fulness, and has cultivated it until-it has become an art.  Under the pretence of solicitous friendship, he says the  meanest things conceivable, feeling happy in the belief  that he has made you as miserable as possible under the  circumstances.. This man dropped into my office last  week, just to tell me that I was making a great mistake  advocating such and such a thing, and, if he comes again  I will not hold myself accountable for any calamity  that may befall him. The'law does not take cognizance of  the sinner, so I will have to resort to other means to rid  the community of the nuisance.  Thackeray defined a.'l cad'' as a man you would not  speak to in the street, arid a " suob" as a man who would  not speak to you in the street. But this is not tlie only  definition of a snob. . It occurred to me the other day that  a present day definition might include " a man who keeps  a grocery store, but is so ashamed of it that he does not  put his name up." If this man's brother is in the Post  Office, he is careful to refer to him as being " in the Civil  Service." There are also female "snobs." A Minneapolis woman, the daughter of a blacksmith, naively informed me, some years ago, that her father back in Canada  was " in the iron business." I knew that the old gentleman was a blacksmith, and a good one, too, but I did not  ask her in what line of business he was employed. Why  then did she tryi to make me believe that her father was  "in the iron business" instead of a  blacksmith?  Simply  because she was a female snob. I respect an honest blacksmith just as I do a man " in the iron business," but what  can I say of the daughter who is ashamed of the good old  father who worked hard night and day that she might  have a good education? Snobbery in some form or other  is world wide, but it, is to be feared that nowhere is the,  affliction more general than in our own country.  There is probably no person on earth who is ������ more sensitive than the poor newspaper man who sits in his sanctum and endeavors to evolve ideas from his inner consciousness,���no , one more1 elated and encouragad by  judicious praise, or more cast down by adverse or unkind  criticism. Consequently when a literary neophyte steps  into the office and baring his high and serene brow, proceeds to^comment kindly on,the work of the scribe, it is  like a ray of surishine entering a dark room. It is true  the critic tempers his .praise with judgement and never  goes so far as to unduly increase the size of the' scribe s  cranium. He says,���" Ah, by the way, I saw a little  thing of yours the other day. It was pretty good, yes,  pretty good. 1'ou are writing some very good things,  (with the accent on the ' some'), and I am watching your  course with a good,deal of interest. You know, of course  that I don't give my unqualified approval to all you write,  but, then, you know, no one can do good work all the  time." And then he wisely wags his ears and braying  complacently to himself, goes out and leaves the room  again in darkness, and the scribe in a perplexed state of  mind wondering whether it is his duty to give up writing  and take to farming, or to keep on and win more, encomiums from his erudite counsellor.  Perhaps the News-Advertiser is right, and after all Nelson  may not be in_.touch with the methods of modern lacrosse.  Verily, it would have been a thousand times better that  we had a millstone around our necks' and cast into the  Kootenay river than we should have lived to see the 'day  when the Nelson lacrosse team would go down before the  Coast mossbacks.  I had intended to say a few words this week about the  egotistical man, but decided to wait a more convenient  season. I am making a scientific diagnosis of his methods with a view of -placing ,hira on the slab in the dissecting room later on. ���';?��� G";  SHE'S VERY DEAR.  She's very dear! So fair, so sweet, so true!  Lips red as wine, eyes of the deep, deep blue  And full of love and dreams.  Her rich hair golden gleams.  She like an angel seems.    She's very dear!  She's very dear!   She's childlike, yet mature.  Her's affection that will e'er endure���  Tender, full of the grace  Born of a gentle race;  An honest, trustful face.     She's very dear!  She's very dear!  Her smiles the little ray  Of sunlight that illuminates my day.  It is all true, but hear:  She spends, or very near,  Ten thousand every year!   She's very dear!  a  \" " t^itSJC^*-^!���^^5*^  i^^orMi*^.*^^  .^3^^^  8  THE ECONOMIST.  THE GIPSY TRAIL.  THE LITTLE SON OF ANITA.  I.  The white moth to the closing vine,  The bee to the open clover,  And the gipsy blood to the gipsy blood  , Ever the wild world over.  "   lr- ���      '    <  Ever the wide world over lass,  Ever the trail held true;  Over the world and under the,world  And back at the last to you.  III.  Out of the dark of the Gorigo camp,  Out of the grime and the gray,  Morning waits at the end of the world  Gipsy come away.  , 'IV.   . b  The wild boar to the sun-dried swamp,  The red crane to her reed,  And the Romany lass to the Romany lad  By the tie of a roving breed.  'v-'~  Morning waits at the end of the world  Where the .winds unhaltered play,  Nipping the flanks of their plunging ranks  Where the white sea-horses neigh.  VI.  The pied snake to the rifted rock,  The buck to the stony plain,  And the Romany lass to the Romany lad  And both to the road again.  VII.  Both to the road again, again !  Out of the clean sea track  Follow the cross of the gipsy trail  Over the world and back.  VIII.  Follow the Romany pattern,  North where the blue bergs sail  And the bows are gray with the frozen spray  And the masts are shod with mail.  IX.  Follow the Romany pattern,  Steer to the astral light,  Where the besom of God is the wild west wind  Sweeping the sea-floors white.  X.  Follow the Romany pattern  West to the sinking sun  Till the junk sails lift through the houseless drift.  And the east and the west are one.  ";������'������ :<b"       /xia. ���  Follow the Romany pattern  East where the silence broods  By a purple wave on an open beach  In the hush of the Mehim woods.  ".'������'   XIL '".o '  The wild-hawk to the-wind-swept sky,  The deer to the wholesome wold,  And the heart of a man to the heart of a maid  As it was in the days of old.  XIII.  The heart of a man to the heart of a maid,  Light of my tents be fleet:  Morning waits at the end of the world  And the world is all at our feet. ;  ���Rudyard Kipling.  We found her one day when we were exploring that  part of New Mexico, making collections from the faunna  and flora of the country for the Smithsonian institute and  , never expecting to see anything so deliciously perfect as  that barbaric specimen of Mexican beauty'as she stood winnowing beams in the shade of her adobe hut. She wore  only the camisole, the single garment of her people, but  her brown, bare arms were strung with bracelets; silver  beads and rings and earrings set off her rich, ripe beauty  and accentuated her charms, and corals made, the dull  black of her unbound hair take on the soft effect of velvet  against the rosy red of her oval cheek, Her perfect chin  was dimpled, a rare type in New Mexico, but explained by  othertraces of Castilian blood. And she was married to  a Navajo Indian���poor Anita!  Why the girl should have selected him from among a  number of more desirable and richer suitors no one could  tell. He was an inferior man even among his own people, of squat figure and most disagreeable features. She  was already a widow when she married Manuel Aschain,  having espoused old Jesus Martin when she .was 15. He  had died when she was 20, leaving her money enough to  say masses for the repose of his soul and a boy of 4 years,  who was as beautiful as his mother���and that is saying a  great deal.  We saw them often and never tired of feasting our eyes  on the wonderful bodily graces of the two���the boy like  some wild thing, his,perfect limbs unclad, save on festa  days, his great dreamy eyes always full of slumber, his red  pouting lips ever warm with his mother's kisses. She  loved him as such women love one human thing out of  the whole world, and she cared not at all for her husband  or any other man.    Only little Jean, the rogue!  One day we found the little fellow tumbling in the sand  with a small vagrant dog that had been beaten and  starved, but which was at once chosen by little Jean to be  his comrade.  " Wait me a little thou," expostulated his mother. " I  thee will make to have a ' bijuela,' my son, and thou canst  play the so sweet moosic."  Anita was as good as her word. She let the Americanos  watch her long brown fingers fashion the native jewsharp  from a weed stalk and a linen thread, and then she taught  the boy to put it between his small white teeth and fan  it so that sweet strains would come. Even the babies of  that wonderful land can learn the tempo.  But Jean was soon dis pleased with his " bijuela" and  wanted the brown dog that was like a skeleton dog, but  very good and loving and, after he had eaten several " fri-  . joles," could play like a little brother. And we, from a  land where the dog is always the honored guest of the  family, prevailed upon her to keep the cur and give it a  trial. If it should prove troublesome, we showed Manuel,  before we left, how he could easily dispose of it: And  thereby the Americanos became participators in a very  strange tragedy.  Anita gave us some idea of why she made such an unequal marriage. She chose Manuel Ascham because he had  the cunning to make love to her little son. He had taken  him to the festa pickaback, he had danced for him and  sung " El Carbonero" and taught him to ride a burro like  a cayalier and brought him sweets from the shops in the  city. So, as it was lonesome with no man to come home  from the orchard or the herding, she married Manuel and  gave Jean a father, for it pleased her that the two were so  fond of each other. Besides she trusted Manuel. But  whoever trusts a Navajo Indian must keep both eyes  watching. He will not mistreat his wife, for the laws of  his people forbid that women should be treated as inferiors,  and he will not order her to saddle his burro or do any  menial work for him,   but  he  thinks,   and an Indian of  1  k  ifi<  V* 'f  ' V,  ���' t  \'\  t.  [r2  fl!  >*s taaatttsBusssaawsasaaa  H***W^~^<TW-~��^?ff!*llH9aWtSM~rir^^ WS  THE ECONOMIST.  9  A )  \i^s��.  A  that country who thinks is dangerous and unscrupulous.  When Manuel began life he had only a spade, but he 'was  going to show the other lovers of Anita that she did well  ���tomarry him, and he worked hard and now had goats  and chickens, oats growing six feet high and a -fine herd  of the six all, lean sheep of the country that have long  horns and whose flesh is sweet and juicy.  Manuel hated little Jean, whose father   was  dead  and  could not help him.    He was jealous   to the death of the  "J tae poor baby, and each kiss Anita gave to the boy planted  a fresh sting in that Indian heart.  But outwardly he was as kind as usual to Jean, and  when the pretty boy would cling to his treacherous hand  and coax to walk half way up the slope among the cedar  with him on his way to the goat herding, Manuel would  fondle arid caress the little brown hand, and all the time  he   was thinking his Indian thoughts.  One day when Manuel went, Jean wanted to stay at  home and. play with Teja, the half starved cur that was  now as round and plump as Jean's self.  "Go, then, then, dear little one," said his mother, "and  take thou the poor Teja; thou  lovest him so."  She kissed the rosy,boy until he glowed like a red   rose,  but he hung back and fretted for Teja, who would not go  and had even hidden himself in the adobe hut,  ungrate-  'ful beast that he was!  "Thou must stay with Manuel until sundown; then come  thou home together. Thou wilt QOine then, ' mioamigo?' "  This to her husband.-  " If naught should happen," he replied indifferently in  has Mexican speech, and she   answered,  " Bueno," and  went about her work.  " Up, up, the Indian climbed over thejlong slope that led  to the herding, up to   where   the  mesa breaks into a cliff  and in the deep   trough   filled with soft  sweet  grass   to  where the sheep and goats were  herded.     The last   were  browsing on the very edge of the cliffs among tlie rocks of  many colored clay which are so beautiful that some   one  has said of them that, like the dearest   woman,   they can  never be adequately photographed.  Of what was the Indian thinking? Not of the grandeur  of his native country nor of the time when he would be  one of the sheep kings of ' the territory. No ; he was  thinking where he could make a little grave.  In his pocket was the bottle of colorless fluid the Americanos had left for use on the vagrant cur, and if it would  so nicely kill a dog why, then, the child should not suffer,  and Anita would soon forget if lie was found asleep���that  little Jean���where he had wandered. As for himself he  would go at Easter and give himself 300 blows with the  penitentes, and he would whip much harder than if he  had only stolen a cow, and he would carry tlie heaviest  cross and after the discipline of castigation there would be  the masses for the repose of little Jean's soul. It would  be all right.  Poor little Jean!   When he had   smelled   obediently  of  " so nice Americano medicine," his bright eyes drooped  and closed, and his pretty head with its glistening brown  curls lay quietly on Manuel's shoulder, and the red drained  from his round cheeks. Then that traitor believed he  could safely leave him in a hollow, where he dug a shallow  grave, covering the child from sight with plucked grass  and green leaves, tie hurried so that if any one came  he could say it was one of the lambs that had died. Poor  lamb!  Anita had the " frijoles" for supper ready when Manuel  came home alone. She asked him where little Jean was,  and he told her with a foolish laugh, that she was trying  to frighten him (Manuel) for that little Jean had only  gone half way and then turned back. But he was afraid  of the glare in her eyes, as if the light had been stricken  out. ''���'��� ���   ' '���    '  iL He go so little way by me���he want mooch his madre  and he come back."  She searched for him like a  mad   thing���she and   the  cur, who had gone anhour before to look for his playmate  arid who fo ������.rid him first.  Manuel dared not stay in the lenesome little hut that  night, and he went where men were carousing arid forgot  himself hi drink. The next day he lay like a log in s the  herding, but the next night he went boldly home and  found the cabin lighted with tapers arid the priest chanting prayers for the repose of the dead. Then Anita had  given up hope of ever finding the boy? That was well,  and he slipped in to kneel by his wife and join in the responses. ��  But, Santa Maria, what was there! The child he had  buried was alive and well,, dressed like the Holy Babe, and  held in its mother's arms, who would have looked a veritable Madonna only for the fierce hatred that shone in her  eyes as they rested on that traitor Manuel. Why, even  Teja was there, with a wreath of jewels on his ugly neck!  And well he might be, for although the.Indian did not  1 know it it was the cur that had found Jean before it was  too late and had rescued the little fellow by scratching  the covering from his insufficient grave. With a wild  cry of horrid rage and disappointment Manuel drew a  knife and hurled himself on. the group, only to be seized  by strong hands, and-how it happened no one ever cared  to know, but the treacherous knife found its way to his  own black heart.  And the priest continued chanting prayers "for   the  pose of the dead.���Mrs.M. L. Rayiie in Short Stories.  re-  HERE AND THERE.  "LesMiserablesa'  " I want a copy of Victor Hugo's masterpiece," said the  lady who had entered the bookseller's shop.  She expressed herself thus vaguely because,she is nervous about her French.  " I don't think we have any book of that name," re-  ponded the youth behind the counter.  " That is not the name of the work. It merely describes it," rejoined the customer.  " Published lately, "ma'am?"  " It was published many years ago. Surely you have  Victor Hugo's greatest work?"  " I don't know whether we have or not. What's the  the name of it?"  " Lay Mee Say Rabble," replied the lady desperately.  " Oh, you mean ' Less Mizzerbles!' Yes'm we've got it.'  A Question of Authority.  A dispute as to the words " lunch" and " luncheon" recently arose between Mr. and Mrs. William Dean Howells.  Mr. Howells championed " lunch" as the proper term,  while his wife defended "luncheon." At last, at Mr.  Howells' suggestion, they appealed to the Century dictionary to settle the question. " Well, T was right, after  all," he exclaimed in triumph, and he read aloud the following extract quoted as showing correct usage: "We  lunched fairly upon little dishes of rose-leaves delicately  preserved." " From what author is that sentence  taken?" inquired Mrs. Howells. " Why, I declare, from  W. D. Howells." "Pshaw!" was the retort, " he's no  authority."  Mary Anderson's Voice.  During the past five years Mary Anderson has spent  much time in studying music. Itgis said by those who  have heard her sing recently, that her voice would cause  a sensation in the singing world, as her acting did on the  dramatic stage. But she sings only for her husband, Mr  Navarro, and occasionally for the village folk at a concert.  Even during the past year Mary Anderson has received  many tempting offers of professional  engagements.    She  ��>  fmr.\  \ .:' i^iiwM4K��W!(B����G(^  ^4*4WW4aa.4-!W4W^aW14li4��JJM4AWWHi��.*44W  i^SaiogsSK^WSJSlte  ..vrrT^f*"^'w-"4p��444^44y.^^fi.,ryi;yav4^.*.  asssates!^6ffl����SSpliS^^  SBtateaKL'-w-  10  THE ECONOMIST.  ly;  lb  a.  II  IS-:  sill'  o  a  !*���  b  lit ?  i ���'������,  if ..  3   it  ismostemphaticinher refusals. She is approached to  sing in public, to give lectures in private houses on her  experience on the stage, aud to revive some of her best  known Shakespearean characters. Really big sums have  been offered her, not only from well-known London  managers, but also from America., " But," she- says, " I  am done with public life forever. I am living now only  for'my husband and baby, and nothing would induce me  to ever go before the public again." She is a firm believer  in home life for women. " The glory of a woman is at  the hearthstone," she says, and yet there are many who  will dispute her dictum.  The Artful Raven.   , ^  Many stories are told of the cleverness of the raven," a  bird that really seems to have reasoning powers. One  of these stories tells how a raven, by a skillful stratagem,  got ayoung hare for its dinner., It.had pounced upon the  little a���mal, but the mother hare drove it away.  Then the raven slowly retreated, encouraging the  mother to follow him, and even pretending that he was  afraid oi her. In this way he led her to a considerable  distance from the young one, and then, suddenly, before  the hare had time to realize the meaning of the trick, he  rose in the air, flew swiftly back, caught the, young Jhare  in his beak and bore it away.  A similar plan was adopted by some ravens that wished  to steal food from a dog. They teased him till he grew so  angry that he chased them from the spot, but the artful  birds turned sharoly around, easily reached the dish before him and carried off the choicer bits in triumph.  As to the raven's power of speech, the following story  -.which is-iven on the authority of Capt. Brown, who  vouchee fo/its truth-will show how aptly it can talk. A  Ventlemen, while traveling through a wood in the south  of England, was startled by hearinga shout of" Fair play,  Gentleman; fair play!".uttered in loud tones. The cry  being presently repeated,, the traveler thought it must  proceed from some one in distress, and at once bega , to  search for him. He soon discovered two ravens fiercely  attacking a third. He was so struck with the appeal of  the oppressed bird that he promptly rescued him.  Tt turned out that the victim was a tame raven belong-  in. to a house in the neighborhood, and the cry that it  had used so opportunely was one of many that it had been  taught to utter.  Great Men Who Are Conceited.  If it be true that a "man's greatness may almost be  measured bv his modesty," it isat least equally true that  there are more than sufficient exceptions to prove the  rule- for there have been times when many of the great-:  est inert the world has known have been betrayed into expressions of conceit which would have been   discreditable  in much smallermen. /a     / '���//"'������  That Balzac had at least an adequate estimate of his  cowers was proved by his saying, on more than one occasion "there are only three writers in France- Victor  Hucro 'Theophile Gautier, and myself."  This verdict, flattering as it was, in a   sense,   to   Victor  Huc'o was by no   means  indorsed   by him.     When the  ���author of ,'Les Miserable* heard of it, he is said to have re-  i^,i ���   �� I f vou remove Gautierand Balzac, I   have   no  marRea.     j.i.>��"���"- __ .  doubt that will be the verdict of posterity.  When a h dy of rank once said to Ma herbe, the famous  French poet whose morals were as laulty as his verses  were perfect,' "I want to show you some of the most  exquisite verses ever written; they will be a .revelation to  vou" Malherbe answered: "Pardon me, madam. If, as  vou'say the verses are the most perfect ever written, I  have already seen them, for they must be my own."  Mirabeau', one of the most prominent figures in the  French Revolution, maintained his vanity to the last. As  he was dying he said to his favorite attendant, lf Prop  up my head carefully, for it is the most remarkable head in  all France." Mirabeau was honored with a public funeral,  and his remains were placed in the Pantheon; and yet,  within a few months, he was. declared a traitor by the  very assembly of * which he had been the master-spirit and ,  president.  Perhaps one of the most striking examples'. of vanity,  even in French annals, was furnished by a letter written  by Victor Hugo to Prince Bismark, in which the follow- ,  ing sentences occur: " I love thee because I am greater  than thou art. Were we allied as one man, history would  cease. Thou art the body, I am the spirit; thou the  cloud, and I the lightning; if thou are power I am fame.  Which is the greater, yictor or vanquished? Neither. I,  as poet, am greater than either, for I celebrate both."  Rossini could not restrain his vanity even in the horiie  circle. Many of his letters to his mother bore this inscription;   "To Mrs.   Rossini, r the mother of the famous  maestro." "       '       A  Schopenhauer, the great German philosopher, was not  without a full sense of his own importance. When he was  to choose the place where he would like to be buried, he  said: " As to the place, that matters nothing; the future  ages will know well enough where to look for me."  It is to be feared that as long as there are great men  they will always prove that they are human by similar  exhibitions of vanity.  Tit For Tat.  Chief Baron O'Grady was trying a case in an assize  town wnere the Courthouse abutted on the green, says the  Buffalo Commercial. A fair was in progress, and just  outside the court a number of asses were tethered. As the  counsel was addressing the court one of these began to  bray. Instantly the chief baron stopped the speaker.  "Wait a moment, Mr. Bushe," he said, "T can't hear  two at once." The court roared, and the advocate grew  red. But presently, when it came to the summing up,  the judge was iu full swing when another ass struck in,  whether by the council's' contrivance or not, who shall  say? Anyhow, up jumped Mr. Bushe, with his hand to  his ear, and said; " Would your lordship speak a little  louder?   There is such an echo in the the court."  Florence Nightingale.  Florence Nightingale, who many be called the Clara  Burton of the Crimean War, celebrated her eightieth  birthday a few days before0that of Queen Victoria. She  is very feeble, and lives so quietly that many people are  unaware that she is still living. Mrs. Nightingale may  be regarded as the pioneer of women's sanitary .���.work  among soldiers. Public opinion as to women's place and  duties was very different in 1854, from what it now is, and  this quiet woman was taking an unheard-of responsibility  when she organized her nursing corps for Scutari and  Varna. Since then women nurses have become an official  factor in the Britisu army, and the Queen has founded a  special medal, the Order "of Victoria and Albert, for the  decoration of women who display uncommon heroism in  caring for sick and wounded. This uiedal is to. the nurse  what the Victoria cross is to the soldier.  A Mathematical Problem.  "Where is Grace?"   frowned   Howell   Van   Rensselaer  Gibbon, as he surveyed two satellites   with the third   one  missing. <  " Superintending her new gown," said the girl in the  Russian blouse. "Things are so different now," she  went on mournfully. " A year ago when we made a  gown we cut the sleeves first and used what was left for  the rest of the garment. Now we do just the opposite.''  Don't wory about sleeves,"   counseled  Howell.    "If  >:,'"..'',:  ���,ym  a ���<$<  o ;/������������  /;t  b ;/���-,;  y$  AM  '" V,  ':'."',,, ''���������  'af  ��� ���������.' ��#J  .'i?Hfe  A,y-M  ft l��P ���'"'���  a,Mj  v^^p^, ���....  ... Oa'��J'  a ������, 'A'"  ������������"���;:.$  A y  IA    ������*  :f.  (i  mmMmewmmm !TSZ5!5^  ^^5g?��aT!5tt1-!ES'^|^^'^TJg^S^i'.  'yi'W&f'  THEJECONOMISTb  ^������������^������������������^������^���������������������^������^������^������������������^^  you reallv want to exercise your brain come to me���I have  something for you. Now listen: There was a man,, who  owed another man a dollar, and all he had was seventy-  five cents.     He���"  There was a frenzied shriek from the blonde girl.  " Seventeen!" she counted incoherently.   " Et tu, Brute!"  " You needn't listen if you don't want to," Howell said  coldly. ' As I was saying there was a man who owed  another man a dollar and had only seventy-five cents. So  he went to a pawnbroker and pawned the seventy-five  cents for fifty cents and went out. He met a firiend  and sold him the pawn ticket, calling for seventy-five  cents, for fifty cents. Tnus he had two fifty cent pieces  ,, $1, in fact���and he went and paid his bill. Was anybody out, and how much?"  The two girls were tearing their hair. "We are the  ones who are out!" they cried. " We are out of our heads  ���how could you, Hewell!"  "That's just like a woman," said Mr. Gibbon bluffly.  " The minute you ask her to think a little she gets the  headache or cries. I hope neither of you are going to cry,  as I have a new necktie and it will spoil very easily."  The girl in the Russian blouse sat staring wildly into  vacancy and counted on her fingers. , The lips of the  blonde~girl moved silently and her brow was wrinkled.  " I did hear it before," she said humbly, " and I have  actually forgptton the answer.    Dear me!"  Howell smiled complacently and emptied jfche sugar  bowl under coyer of their absorption.  " It was the pawnbroker," announced the girl in the  Russian blouse at the end of five minutes' labor. "He  was out thirty cents.'   . ;  " Oh; no," said the blonde girl positively. " The man  himself was out a quarter���you can't make money out of  nothing, and he had only seventy-five cents,  remember.'/  "Theidea!"   flashed   her   friend.     "Now,   can't   you  ?>  see���  The battle raged for half and hour. Exhausted the  two contestants pushed back their drooping locks and  turned simultaneously to Howell.  Mr. .Gibbon was leaning back in the big arm chair, sleep  ing the sleep of the just. They pounced on him and he  awoke with violence.  "So kind of you,", he murmured. "I had a delightful  nap while you were entertaining yourselves so sweetly,  and I needed it.*    I have an engagement���"  "Tell us," they demanded in chorus, " which man  was  out?"    ,  " Don't get excited," he said. " I can't be with you  this evening, and I don't want you to get bored. It wil  give you something to think about."  He escaped into the hall and tlie front door banged.  " I can't sleep," wailed (he blonde girl tragically, " till  I know who lost money on Unit transaction."  " It keeps going through my head so!" moaned her  friend frantically.  And they have not yet found out.  The withdrawal of the " senate reform" resolution has  caused little comment. Nobody appears to liave taken  the senate programme of the government as a serious matter. It was only serious in the sense that it was seriously  intended to coerce the senators. When it failed in tha  purpose it became a trivial affair. We,shall hear more of  this method of reform or of some substitute. But we  shall not hear of it until the dealers and heelers have more  jobs to be put through. Than we shall have the blackmail proposition and theboodllng proposition together.  ��� *$.  jjr\3ra oy^isssssfe^asss  ef.  m-A  's-";"^r!^2A"'v;-,r-'"/'       ""���'������'���' V;':":v"': '':' 'fHEi:EC6NOMiST.; "^"'"'"  ��w��i����as^TO,tffia&;^^  II   f<'  i   '/  \l , <,'  'I b  i *   ,  I jr  i! i  V   ���'-'  t   ��� 1  h  I :  a t  i o  I  O  1<  (    ,,  i ;  !'/  Ji  ��� i  It'  r  P. Burns & Co.  **  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .   BRANCHES AT   A  '     ' e  A ROSSLAND TRAIL NELSON "KASLO  A SANDON three forks       slocan cut     a  * West Kootenay Butcher Co  WHOLE SALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  ,   Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful attention. &  1      Nothing bnt fresh and wholesome meats and supplies ll  ��  kept in stock. *��  J E. C TRAVES, Manager.     1  ���       ���  Humphreys & Pittock..  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. 93.  ICE CREAM and  Agents for  VrCTOK rA   COLONIST  Seattle Times  s..f. bulletin  ALL  Nelson Economist  Nelson Miner,  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail asbEjii'ikk  to r0 nt 0 i? ai oi a n d f iii es11") e  New York Sunday World,  And Other Periodicals.  ICE CREAM SODA.  FRESH  lifornia Fruits  Received Daily.  I KBltBIUll  KOOTENAY LAKE SAW MILL  Lumber,  Lath,  ��   Shingles.  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and  Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given,      Nelson , Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street.  Turned Work.  JOHN RAE, AGENT.  UUUUUJUUUUUU^^ SLSLSULSLSULSLSUISULSIJLSIJI JUL!  JOHN McUTCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial ^*fe^_^  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson B. C   )  CLUB HOTEL  Corner Stanley., and Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  '   Schooner Beer. 10 cents  E. J. Curran, Proprietor.  Patient: " Well, doctor, what do  you think about,the swelling, on the  back of my neck?"  Doctor: " I don't like the look of it,  as it is in a very dangerous place. My  advice to you is , to keep your eye on  it."  An English bridegroom has been  fined for disorderly conduct during the  marriage ceremony. lie was very  shy and nervous, and to give him  courage he quietly took out a flask  while the clergyman was rending the  exhortation, and indulged in a nip  The. church was dark and' thought no  one saw him, but in this he was mistaken f for the clergyman knew tlie  service by heart and instead of looking  at the book was looking at him. ' Pie  was fined $5 and costs.  FOR SALE.  Half interest or whole in the Victory and  Silver Tip Creek claims, on the west branch  of the Duncan, River. Apply to William  Pollock:, Rossland, B. 0.  CERTIFICATE OF CV3 PR0VSMENT5.  Bird's-Eye, Inverness and Princeton Fraction mineral claims, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division of West. Kootenay  District.  Where located :   On Morning Mountain.  Take notice that!, John .MoLatehlc, of the  city of Nelson, acting as agent for Angus G.  Shaw, free miner's certificate No. 21,8t7A,.J.  A. McRao, free miner's certificate No. 2J,t>58A,  A. E. Crossctt, free miner's certificate No.  B 33,487, and David Dusk, free miner's certificate No. B11,UG3, intend, sixty clays from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a CcrtifLcateof Improvements, for t,he purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of the above  claims. And further take notice that act ion,  under section 87, must be commenced before  the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  . Dated this 22nd day of J uly, 189!).  John McLatciiie.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Greenhorn Fraction Mineral Claim, situate  in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located : On east side of Eagle Creek,  between the Poorman, White and Granite  Mineral Claims.  Take notice that T, John McLatchie. Free  Minei*'s Certificate No. B 11,101, acting as agent  for E. O. Nelson. Free Miner's Certificate No.  B 11,277 and J. I\ Swcdbcrg, Free Miner's Certificate No. B 11,2-18, intend, sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for  he purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim. And" further take notice  that action, under section 87, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate  of Improvements.  Dated this 80th day of May, 1899.  John McLatciiie.  A  *��!>  X'i ��� ii m il�� ftiIl'��>MaiMBSiBBaiiiSB>ra��^  THE ECONOMIST.  13  a  There is a strong resemblance between the friend who pats you on tlie  back in a quarrel and the man who  says " Sick 'em to a dog fight.  " '     ' ' i  " Do you think she would have  married him if he hadn't been  wealthy?" '     ���  '  "Well, you know, he understood  ��hat if he hadn't been wealthy he  couldn't have supported her."  ��� "Times are getting so hard," remarked an unsuccessful? business man,  " that it is getting to be all I can do to  collect my thoughts."  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "Ida D" Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of WestKootenay District: ��� '  Where located: On North Fork of Salmon  River, adjoining the -'Second Relief" Mineral  Claim.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, Provincial Land Surveyor, as agent for Reginald K.  Neill, Free Miner's Certificate No B 11,676, and  Joseph E. Read. Free Miner's Certificate No.  19.0S8 A; intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  a Certificate of Improvements, for he purpose  of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim. ..  And further take, notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 10th day of August, 1899.  John a: Coryell.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Star Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where Located: Between Sandy and Eagle  Creeks, about 2% miles south-east of the Poor-  man mineral'claim..  Take notice that 1, John McLatchie, free  miner's certificate No. B 11,326. acting as  agent. lor Oscar Johnson, Free Miner's Certificate No. 21,712 A, Mike Johnson, Free Miner's Certificate No. 23,241 A, and John Blom-  berg, free miner's certificate No. 21,791 A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of  improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a C-.'.wn Grant of the above claim. ,And further take notice that action, under section 37,  must be commenced before the Issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  JOHN McLATCHIE, P. L. S.  Dated this 30th day of June, 1899.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Onix, Humboldt, C. &K., Josie and Free-  mont Mineral claims, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located : On south bank of Kootenay  River and on the East side of Eagle Creek.  Take notice that I, Robert Scott Lennie, as  agent for the Golden Five Mines, Limited,  (non personal liability), of Nelson, B. C.,free  miner's certificate No. B 11,617, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim. And further take  notice that action, under section 37, must be  commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 8th day of July, 1899.  IvOS. ANGELES  evtew.  THE GREAT MINING JOURNAL Or THK  GREAT SOUTHWEST.  \6 Pages, with Heavy Cover EVERY WEEK.  EST PRICED  MiNiNa Journal on tne PACIFIC COAST.  Subscription $2 a Year.  Single Copies^ cents.  SEND    FOR  m  110-112 N. Broadway, Los togoles C*L  oi Gent's furnishings  Absolutely at Cost  WBB1MB���WW  THEODORE MADSON.  Before Buying Elsewhere  Come in and   inspect  our   stock  of Carvers,  i  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furnishings.  VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY, Ld  Importers of Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  JOB DEPARTMENT  ints Everything  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  Visiting Cards  enu Cards  At  PRICES  Receipts  Etc., Etc.  Be Convinced.  ���omplete Stock of,Stationery  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE  PROMPT ATTENTION.  ERN0HJ    STREET, NELSON, B. C.  wssmsmimsmimmm * %'f^^ 'jX, *lA��. <"3*V   '," ' -C.JZJ.'^'kl/^ '*     ' 1"'' >-+-*"-*/�� < -.'** "�����** " *������"��� �����*���#���/*      ^JL.*/?-1**!!* ���*�����*.���~'*-**-rf .    -     01/ vknJt I   it���*"*}"  .   -      *    ^^^l^'JKW^WWMWMWW^^  14  THE ECONOMIST.  A notable example of Scotch thrift  is recorded of a Mr. M'Catatack, who  was driving a fast horse in a trap with  a friend. The horse bolted, and the  friend exclaimed���" I'd give ��10 to be  out of this!" "Hold, your' tongue,  man," replied Mac. " Ye'll be out for  nothing in less than a rainute!"-a  prediction which proved true.  CERTIFICATE, OF IMPROVEMENTS.  NOTICE.  . In the matter of the estate of'William CHI-  more Spencer, lute of tlie City of Nelson, in  the County of Kootenay, deceased.  Notice is hereby given, pursuant<��� to the Revised Statutes of British C olumbia, ]S97, Chapter 187, that all creditors and others having  claims against the estate of the said William  Gil more Spencer, who died on or about tlie  21st day of January, 1899, arc required on or  before the first day of September, 1899, to send  by post prepaid or deliver to John A. Kirk-  patrick, Esquire, of the said City of Nelson,  the, administrator  of the estate of said deceased, their claims against the eslate of the  said deceased.  And further take  notice, that the said ad-  " ministrator will, atthe expiration of the time  above named, proceed to distribute the assets  of    the    estate   ofvsaid   deceased   amongst  the    parties   entitled    thereto;    having  regard    onlv     to     the,  claims    of     which  such 'administrator   has   then   notir-e    and  will  not  be liable   for   the said   assets   or  any part thei'-cof so distributed, to any parson  of whose claim he has nor, had notice at the  tim e o f s uch cl i str i b n i.i on.  Dated the 29th day of July, .1899.  G.VEji,niEiij& Wu,sox,'  Solicitors for tbo Administrator of the Estate  of William GilmoreSpencer, Deceased.  NEW FAST  DAILY SERVICE  EAST AND WEST.  Optional routes cast from  ICootenay Country  First-Class sleepers on all trains from  Arrowhead and Kootenay Landing  Tourist cars pass Revelstokc daily for St.  Paul Thursdays for Montreal and Boston,  Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto.  Neison to Toronto  So hours; Montreal, 89 hours ; New York. 101  hours. Winnipeg, -13 hours; Vancouver, .-K)  hours'; Victoria, 85 hours.  2-DAILYTRAINS-2  To and from llobson. Rossland.  7 00 k Lv. Ni-ILSON    . Arr. 10.50k  iScLv... '     :     NELSON ' Arr. 19;2ok  Morniiv train daily for no'.rth and main,  line via 'Robson, and, except: Sunday, lor  Sandon,?Sloeaa points and mam -..line via  Slocan City'. -  KOOTENAY LAKE- KASLO  ROUTE.  *o,v Sun' Str. Kokanee, Ex. Sun  l��00kTv. y NELSON     a      Ari.Jl.00k--,  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday,, to Argenta  and return, leaving Kaslo at 20.00k. ���   |  KOOTENAY RIVER  ROUTE,  Paily. Strs Moyie and Nelson.     .    Daily  wlo'lc Lv /������      NELSON'      O      Arr. 2.a0k  "Connects Kootenay  Landing with Crow s  Nest Line trams.,  A hours-NELSON  TO   ROSSLAND-hours,4  For rates and full information address  nearest local agent, or. " l  C   E. Beasley, City Passenger Agent,  R. W. Drewr Agent, Neison.  W. F. Anderson, E- J-'Coylc,  .      Trav. Pass.Agent, ��� A. G. P. Agent,  NelsonTB.C. Vancouver, I,, p.  Imperial Mineral Claim, situate In the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District. Where located; On east side of Eagle  Creek, about two and a-half miles southeast of  Poorman Mineral Claim.  Take nofice that I, John McLatciiie, Pree  Miner's Certificate No. B 11,320. acting as agent  for J. P. S wed berg. Free Miner's Certificate  No. B. 11,243 and J. W. Johnson, Free Miner's  Certificate No. 21,785 A, iaitend sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder lor a Certificate of Improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant ot the  aboveclaim.  And further take notice that action, under  soci.ion 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificateof Improvements.  Dated this twelfth day of June, 1899.  John iMcLatchtk.  Tinsmithing  a fcvS  *  AND  Josephine Street  Nelson.  NOTICE.  STARTLERS , ;�����  '��)    '��)  i>- imuces ov  Notice is hereby given that I, W. d. Robinson, intend to apply to the Board oi Licensing  Commissioners of the City of Neison at their  next sitting thiny days after date lor a transfer from me to Solomon Johns, Nelson, B.C.,  of the license held by me for the.sale of liquors  by retail at the Royal Hotel, situated on lots  3 and 4, Block 29, Nelson. B. O.  Dated this 9th day of June, 1899.  W. G. Rotunsox.  ^Tall Paper  ���AT-  Thomson's   Book   Store.  Express and  Draying  Having purchased the express and drayin  business of J. W. Cowan, we ore preparou to  do all kinds of work in this lin<?. and solicit  the patronage of the people oi Nelson. Orders  left at D. McArthnr tf Go's store, norm west  corner Baker and Ward si reels, ��� will receive  prompt attention.   Telephone So.  GOMER   DAVIS.  *s?M  Photographers  I <  VANCOUVER and KELSON  Near Phair Mi'U-l, Vi< kmOi .-.  AAou.  ���     COMriANDiNG ATTENTION  is   simply a   matter  of being  ,well dressed.  '   Those who wear   garments  cut and tailored by us will re  ceive all the attention  a  well  dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns are marvels .of  good quality, good style and  o-ood workmaship. The  value is' great.  8S8  5��=    ' I  laker St, Nelson..  /V il EN you buy ���. - O'KHLL & <"     ��? H  OKELL& MORRIS  S'  Preserves.��  MORRIS  Are absolutely the  PUREST AND BEST.  o{   vou get what are pur- Briti-h ColunAO'  o|   fruit and sn^.r, and your money is l.-ii i-i  fod.~  ���:'.    .Winnipeg, Manitoba.;y\  Butter^ Eggs,. ..Cheese,-  Fruits,- Etc. . > .,-��.: ��� ';������  m,.  Taiiches:     Nelson,   Victoria, and   Vancouver,

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