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 iii-inii��ri[|rn.|��iiiir..ir.ii.<-i..i��<iii. |..��^��f~~��stf-~jl"T*  annvBytf^f-W^Ktncpfe******^  ������.'�����;��� :������ y :x'y  %P.;  ::y.y :-�����",::': ;>O.Q \i.vi yy^fiyyi  '''���'!.' Ai'-' ���������''la'A'A'''���:' '���'������"��� .!.-''���'".���'" '.-.o-.-ffi  r~\  Mh  m  <J /  vol. n r.  NELSON, B. C. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1899.  No- 6  TY/i*? NELSQN ECONOMIST is issued every Wednesday  . at the City of Nelson, B. C, by D. M. Carley: Subscription :   ��2.00 per annum ;   if, paid in advance,   $1.50.  , ' Correspondence on matters of general" interest respectfully  solicited. Only arfic^es of merit will be advertised in  these columns, and the interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless  articles.  - - 1  In the first week in June The Economist ordered cover,  paper from an Eastern house, to be delivered   on or before  July 25th.    The paper was shipped about the  middle  of  June, but has not  yet  reached  Nelson, and may not get  a  here until some time next year or the year after. In the  meantime, The Economist, very much against its wishes,  is compelled to use a low grade pastor paper for its cover.  The feature of the political situation  this week  is   the  charge made against Mr. Cotton   of having deliberately  falsified the records of the Executive Council in order that  an alleged false statement might appear authorized.    The  charge has been made by ex-Attorney-General Martin,  and so far Mr. Cotton  has refused  to make  any denial.  The alleged falsification  is in connection with the Dead-  man's Island matter.     It appears that a meeting was  held  by the   Executive Council,  but no decision   was  arrived at.   A few days afterwards Mr. Cotton telegraphed  Mayor Garden of Vancouver in his official capacity that  the Executive Council had decided upon a certain course  of action in- regard to Deadrnan's Island.   This Mr.  Martin declared was a deliberate falsehood, and upon seeing  the statement in the Vancouver  papers, he immediately  wired Mr. Cotton and Mr. Semlin, drawiug their atteution  .to the fact that the Government   had   not  reached  any  decision.     Afterwards,   Mr.    Martin   says,   he went  to  Victoria and found that Mr. Cotton, who kept the records  of the Executive Council meetings,, had made an entry' in  the minutes of what had occurred at the   meeting to   the  same-effect as he had telegraphed to. Mayor   Garden. Mr.  Martin says he also found that during his absence   Mr.  Cotton had endeavored to have his record slipped through  and approved by the Executive Council.    Furthermore,  Mr. Martin  says,   that at a full meeting of the Council  held afterwards in Victoria,   this   question of the falsification of the records was brought up, and the entry made  by Mr. Cotton   was scored   out.     It is   understood   that  when the House meets Mr. Martin will accuse Mr. Cotton  of falsifying the records and ask   for a   vote   of want of  confidence  on; that  issue.     This is  a serious charge to  make against a public man,  and,  if Mr.   Cotton^ is   not  guilty, he should take the earliest opportunity   of placing  himself right before the people.  months iu Atlin, and is in a position to speak of the way  in which affairs are conducted there. He says that the  laws passed last session had been in several cases against  his judgment, and that the mining regulations now in  force should be radically changed. That he was unable  last session to get absolutely necessary appropriations for  roads in Cariboo; that   many   things   should   have   been  _ done that were not to improve Cariboo's condition. Jn  response to the suggestion that had Messrs. Helgesen and  Kinchant stood together and made absolute demands the  '  Government could not possibly have refused any reque st  of theirs, Mr. Helgeson agreed, but stated that  at   that  time, for reasons it was  impossible  to  give now they did  not do so.��� , Mr. Helgesen  authorized the  Journal to   say  as his unalterable conclusions, first,   that the  eight-hour  law   was   unwise   legislation   and should   not have been  passed, at least at this time, and  that  various   rulings by  the Commissioner  of Mines  must be changed;   second,  that the anti-alien legislation was a mistake;   third,   that  if the present government does not at the very   earliest  date repeal these obnoxious measures and make new regulations in thecmining department, amending   the   license  act, etc., and  give to Cariboo the attention it   should   but  has not received at its hands, he will withdraw his support and will sit at the coming session in  the Opposition.  This statement was made after careful consideration  and  as an expression of his views to be given his constituency.  The conversation took place   in the presence   of  several  mining   men,   residents  of  Cariboo and constituents  of  Mr. Helgesen, who, to aixi.-ui, assured him that, his   present views were those of at least the great majority if not  all of his constituents."  The trouble of the Government will not end here. The  desertion of Martin, Higginsaud MePerson is likely to be  followed by Messrs. Helgeson and Kinchant. On his return from Cariboo last week Mr. Helgeson was interviewed  by the Ashcroft Journal.   "Mr. Helgeson has spent some  When the Lieutenant-Governor dismissed   the  Turner  Ministry over a year   ago he had   no special   means   of  securing authentic information as to the   relative numerical strength of the different political parties in the House.  At that time there was one   Government  party   with as  many oppositions as their were opponents of the   Government.     Every  opponent of  the old   Government had   a  policy of his own, and added to this there was Alex. Henderson whose policy we presume was to be on the  side   of  the loaves and fishes.     Yet through all this maze of party  complications   Lieutenant-Governor   Mclnnes  by   some  process unknown to mathematicians in this or  any other  age professed to see a victory for  the dissident  elements.  As  a result the Province of British  Columbia for   one  year has been inflicted with one of the most incompetent  Governments that ever cast its   blight   on   any country.  Disorder has ruled   where reason once held sway.     Now  the Lieutenant-Governor has the most positive assurance  that the Government is in the minority, why does he not  .exercise his prerogative and dismiss what is   left   of  the  Government?    Every reason he   advanced-for his action  of a year ago should hold good now.   Five members who  voted with the Government party have openly avowed  their determination of throwing their weight against the  Ministry.     Is anything more required  to demonstrate  that the Government has not the confidence, of the "'"people?-.'���' a y...'y . ���' ; a' ;���;���;  His Honor has just  returned   from   Atlin,   and  if all  accounts  be  true,   he has not been favorably impressed  /  ?SSgro5CTgHFlEggffSCT^ JatfKtfrWttZi&gi:  ^ggss^ii^  4     ,  THE ECONOMIST.  with the legislation that has been applied to that districts  Indeed, if he has been reported correctly, it might be  inferred that he has some thought of taking over-the  whole Government works himself. ��� If the Government  made such a mull of matters in Atlin, Hjs Honor at .the  present favorable opportunity should curtail their propensity for working more evil, by politely but firmly ask-  in o- for their resignation.' Even scruples as to the strength  of parties should not prevent His Honor from   doing   his  duty.  The Ottawa Citizen suggests that it is not unlikelv that  when the inside history of the capture of Manila is.wntteu  it will be found that the coaching Dewey got before as  well as after the battle had not a little to do with the success of that dashing exploit. A quiet, but authentic, tip  on the exact condition of the channel and the absence of  the dreaded mines, and torpedoes, for instance, would  have been verv valuable to Admiral Dewey just before he  IeftHong Kong for his naval coup- And these British  cruisers gunboats and torpedo destroyers are all the time  busy poking about Asiatic harbors, manned by,, clearheaded youths with their eyes open and their mouths-  shut If they wanted to do a friend a good turn and  were pretty sure the government would not seriously  object, tbey might reverse the latter characteristic for a  few brief but valuable moments, with results.  The number of young men, now serving terms in prison,  "who have been bequeathed vast fortunes by   deceased   relatives, opens up a new avenue   to   acquire wealth and at  the same time assists in solving the perplexing   question,  " what shall we do with our boys?"  There is an impression abroad that Hon. Edward  Blake'will be appointed Chief. Justice of the Supreme  Court of Canada. The appointment would give.general  satisfaction ^.Canadians of both political parties.  The Grand Forks Miner is convinced that the present  British Columbia Government, is to fall soon and believes  the moment is opportune for some new, strong, well-  equipped man to appear on the scene. Such a leader may  be developed by the approaching crisis.  Under its new management the Greenwood Miner has  become one of the best weekly publications of British  Columbia. The news features are especially well looked  after, while the editorial work is second to none in tlie  Province.  'With Britain getting ready to conquer the Boers and  France engaged in warding off a revolution, the miniature  war now being carried on between tlie NanainioJ/mT.M  and the Nanaimo-7terw seems to have been entirely over-  lookoi.'.��� _      ,        , ;;.  ���  The Syracuse Herald conveys the information that  Canada does not want annexation. It says: "If the  time ever comes when a considerable 'majority of the  voters of the Dominion desire what GoMwin Smith calls  'continental union,' it will doubtless be brought about;  but mean while it cannot be said ahat the drift of Canadian  opinion is perceptibly in that direction. At any rate,  it is not a   question  to-be agitated.     When an American  newspaper suggests annexation, the-indignation of the  whole Canadian press is immediately stirred. The people of the United States are somewhat indifferent to the  plan;   but the people of Canada  are   absolutely   hostile.  Before we can begin "to discuss annexation seriously, we"  shall have to perceive a marvellous change in Canadian  sentiment."  This is a common-sense view   of the situation and   expresses Canadian sentiment exactly.  The announcement that the Provincial Government  will re-enact the legislation prohibiting the employment  of Chinese underground and which was declared by the  Privy Council of England to be unconstitutional, is regarded by some as a mild,attempt at revolution.  The Rossland Miner thinks the chances of the Semlin  Government being wrecked are still, hopeful. This appears to be the general opinion nowadays. ;..  Accrding to the" Green wood Miner, building is steadily  o-oin^ on in that place,'the operations for the 'season al-  most equalling; $150,000.  It now .transpires that Madame Labori,a wife of the  junior counsel for Dreyfus, was born in Nova Scotia. By  many it was regarded very strange that some Nova Scotian  was not connected in some way with an important matter  like the Dreyfus trial.     Now it is all clear..  There is a marked tendency among the countries of  Europe toward devising a system of old-age pensions.  Germany and France have already made some progress  along those lines, and a measure will shortly come before  the British Parliament making provision for the care of  old people by allowing to all persons 05 years-of age about  $7 per month during the remainder of their- natural life.  While at the first glance the.plan appears to-have some  good features, the principle is not sound, and it is not  believed that it will - work satisfactorily when put into  practical operation. While, in some cases... it would  doubtless be a good thing, the general tendency would undoubtedly be to lessen the self-reliance and independence  of the people as a whole, and for that reason it should not  be encouraged.  It must be confessed that the general results of the  Nelson Lacrosse team's tour to the Coast has been somewhat of a disappointment to tlie friends of the Club. No  one harbored the belief that we had the best team   in   the  '���world,''but the opinion was freely expressed that we could  take a fall but of the Coast aggregations with reasonable  hope of success. Instead of that we have been beaten���  so badly that there is not even the slightest room.to doubt  our inferiority. However, it is some consolation to know  that individually our men are equal to the best,.but it is  regrettable that the team play is. not what it should be.  Combination play only comes with persistent:practice,  and we do not despair that some day the Coast teams will  find1 in Nelson a powerful competitor for the championship;     It is a credit to the city that the behavior   of  the  i Nelson team was beyond reproach. They proved -themselves gentlemen. The only-unpleasant feature in connection with the tour is the desire of one or two of the  members to talk too much. The reflection cast upon the  James   Bay Athletic   Association   of  Victoria   does not  w. ���Tffiimsiirfflrni^iSiW  THE ECONOMIST.  5  meet with approval in Neison. If the-Victoria team did  not treat the Nelson team in the way it was expected, it  would have been better not to have gone to Vancouver to  tell all about it. Nelson cannot afford nor does not want to  take a hand in the petty jealousies existing between  Victoria and Vancouver.  Justice "Irving has returned from Atlin, where he has  been engaged for the past three mouths in straightening  out the muddle caused by the Government. ,It would be  interesting to learn His Lordship's views of the Government's management of affairs in Atlin.  Now that the Local Government is going down' the  hill, the newspapers that .formerly supported Semlin and  Cotton seem determined to assist the " piebald aggregation" by greasing the hill for the occasion.  of no one else. But .when one imagines the caseof  strangers, the situation is ten ;i;nes worse as when information which everyone should have is so' far from easy  to obtain it is ten times more awkward for those not  resident here to find their way to the locations they seek.  '    It seems that suspicion was first directed against Drey-  ,fus because he had a bad reputation among his  associates.  This is another case of hanging a  dog -because he h.id   a  bad name. , ,  The brand of justice administered by some of the J. P's  appointed ;by the Semlin Government is positively vile, if  all accounts be true. The way some, of these miniature  judges drag the judicial erminein the mire is well calculated to bring our laws into ridicule.  I"  1 *��� 1  ay  Nelson will give the visiting pressmen from the East  a royal welcome. , It-is to be regretted that their visit  here . should have fallen on Sunday. Otherwise, they  would have a better opportunity,to visit the various points  of interest in the immediate vicinity of Nelson.   .  If the Dominion Government has any funds left in the  treasury, a few dollars might be spent in setting up a half  dozen or so letter boxes for the convenience of the citizens  of Nelson. If the money has all been given away iu railway subsidies, of course we can wait until uexfc yea'\  The Silvertonian says, " the eight-hour law must be retained h> whatever future Government we may have."  Thus the political situation becomes more and more complicated.  The Fort Steele Prospector says that " What ' the people of the interior want is a government which will look  after its material interests, such as roads, trails, etc., and  any government that will foster the development of the  interior will always receive the royal support of the people."  Alex Henderson has been elected by acclamation for  New Westminster.     It is an empty honor at this time.  The Province has evidently experienced a change of  heart. In its issue last Monday it says: "The political  situation is therefore a very peculiar one, with a Government already discredited and sure of defeat, and an Opposition that is confessedly unready and unfit to take the  reins   of power."  To all appearances the numbering and properly placarding the names of the streets of the city is either a matter  of small consequence or has been neglected by > those  whose duty it should be to attend to such matters because  their neglect when once manifested was not complained of.  It is one of the hardest things imaginable for even the  best posted resident .of |Nelson to find out the residences  of individuals even when they are duly recorded in the  directory; and, as for numbers, .owing to thejwretched  street lighting, it is the most difficult thing to distinguish  one from another. Here is, some thing that should be  attended to at once in the interests of our citizens to think  The rifle association has adopted a constitution and bylaws and,may now be said to be in running order. Any  member of the active militia in Kootenay'is eligible on  payment of an annual subscription of $2.50.  ""The situation in the Transvaal has a more peaceful aspect this week. Evidently Oom Paul is in that frame of  mind that regards arbitration as being about the right  thing.  Late arrivals from Dawson City do not bring encouraging reports from that place. One gentleman says he  met a great many there from the Slocan and not one but  wished himself back at his former abode,  The Afro-American council meeting at Chicago suggests  that lynching be made a crime against the Federal laws.  Certainly the individual state does not seem to be able to  check the lynching industry.  Manitobans had a bad scare last week, on account of a  visitation from Jack Frost. However, no damage was  done, and if the weather continues propitious the wheat  output will in all probability reach fifty million.  Davis, the detective who handed Anderson the Winnipeg bank robber over to justice, is being severely criticized for betraying the confidence of his friend. Yet, if  Davis had maintained inviolate the confidence reposed in  him, he would have been amenable to the law.  One of the features of the political crisis is the " virtuous  indignation" of Hon. D. AV. Higgins. " Of all sad words  of tongue or pen the saddest are these: ' It might have  been.'" a";'.y  The suggestion that the shooting of Labor was the result of a conspiracy to prevent him from cross-examining  Gen. Mercier.has gained credence in France.  We have had almost every description of men in the B.  C. Legislature, and now it seems we are about to have an  experience with characters of the " Jim the Penman "  stripe.  m rm0WJBm#ti88!tB^^  r&iSJwA'M'iifciiaiais  sieii&iAtr anHtttiai  6  THE ECONOMIST.  The Coming Man.  Deep researches as to the structure of the human   body ,  have recently furnished   some   startling, facts regarding  changes which man is at present undergoing physically.  Albree has clearly proved that man was formerly endowed with more teeth than he possesses now. Abundant evidence exists-that, ages and ages ago, human1 teeth  were used as weapons of defence.  Unintentionally, traces of such use are often revealed by  a sneer. The teeth are sometimes braced, dog-like, ready,  as it were, for action. The muscles thus- brought into-  play are aptly called '" snarling muscles" by Sir C. Bell.  The practice of eating our food cooked and the disuse of  teeth as'weapons is largly responsible for the degeneration  that is undoubtedly going on. ���      ��� ,  The wisdom-teeth, in fact, are .disappearing. Human  jaws, found in reputed Paleolithic deposits, have wisdom  teetli with'crowns as large as, if not larger than, the remaining molars. ��� ,    -  Changes are also taking place in the cage-like part oi  skeleton known as the thorax.1 The vertebral column, or  backbone, was furnished in the remote past, with a far  greater number of ribs than at present.  & Alternations in the feet are very marked. As the ��001  .became a support for the body, instead of a seizing organ,  its form changed considerably, and the muscles of the leg  became larger. At the present all the toes, with the exception, of die'-great toe, are retrograding; indeed, the-,  little toe is becoming double-jointed, like the,thumb.  A companion with the change that has taken place in  the horse is of greater interest. The horse at one time  possessed i\^ toes. One of these gradually developed  at the expense of the others, which in course of time disappeared.  "This huge toe continued to develop, and the nail or claw  finally became exaggerated into a hoof. Rudimentary  bones of toes are still found in the horse of to-day, while  fossil* of the existing horse arc extant with those toe  Ixjncs much more highly,.developed. ' Lastly, to crown  _jj^I.l,am.estol.0j*Uie   horse lias   been discovered, having  four complete toes and one rudimentary.  Man appearsto be going through the same change as  the horse has undergone. hi ancient times a short-sighted  soldier or hunter was almost an impossibility; to-day a  whole nalian is afflicted with defective vision.    .  11 is almost certain that man once possessed a third eye,  by means of which he was enabled to see above his head.  'The human eye formerly   regarded the world from   the  two sides of the'head; they are even now   gradually   shif-  till"1 to a more forward position.  In the dim past the ear-Hap was of great service in  ascertaining the direction of sounds, and operated largely  in the\>iay*of thofeattues. But the muscles of the era-  have fallen into disuse, for the fear of surprise by enemies no  longer exists. _  Again, our.-euse of smell is markedly interior to that ot  -avages.'" That it is still decreasing is evidenced by oh  ^M-valionr. of the olfactory organ. Uuilhe nose itself indicates a tendency to become   more   prominent. -.London  Mail. '      ���  Married Men or Bachelors.  ' ^e Aimcittal readers on cafChmgAight, of the title of this  article will possibly exclaim: ���" What bosh!"-or words to  tluvt-efleet--" As if everyone;-didn't, know that there is  vibUiing'ti'iat'helps aman along the thorny patio of life.  so much as a loving helpmate, to whom he. can ��� confide  his secret-ambitions, and . who will sympathize with his  worries and disapp(A:loic:iA,A     ,    ������ '���"'���'.���,  As a general theory 110. doubt this-is' true enough, but  'when-one comes to 'particular instances one is met by a  formidable array of bachelors, who are among the preeminent lv successful men in the.Vorld'.     The first   name '  in this connection which will occur to everyone is that  of air. Cecil Rhodes., Whatever one's political views  may be, nobody can possibly deny that the great empire  is one of the most remarkable and successful men living.  Now, Cecil Rhodes is such a confirmed bachelor that he  has often Ijeen pictured as a woman hater. That he is a  confirmed bachelor there is no doubt, but it is unite  erroneous to describe him as a woman hater. Pie is certainly not what anyone,would call a" lady's man," but he-  has never shut himself from ladies' society: , indeed in his  ' South African home he is never so happy as when he as  entertaining the wives and daughters of his friends.  The real reason for Cecil Rhodes bachelordom must be  found in a speech lie made some years ago. "1 have"  he said, " always been far too busy a man to find time to  spare for the delights of courtship and marriage."  Quite as remarkable a'bachelor as Mr. Cecil Rhodes is  Lord Kitchener. All kinds of stories have been satrted  to account for the Sirdnrjs apparent aversion to matrimony,  the one most favoured being that in his youth he formed an  attachment which was notAequite.'l." Rom mtic, but probably quite untrue. The Sirdar possesses every quality  most likely to jiUact a woman, lie has good looks, good  brains, and that peculiar quality of determination and-  strength of will, which is fascinating to every woman.  That lie has never married is certain ly not for lack of opportunity. If he could be induced to open hie mind on-  this matter. Lord Kitchener would in all probability confess, fhat'in an adventurous career like his a man would  be hopelessly hampered with a wife. Success like the  Sidar's can only lie achieved by the sacrifice of all ideas of  the more peaceful pleasures of married life.  Mf there is one class of men more given to matrimony  than another it is the headmasters of big schools. When  a man has under his charge largo number of boys of all  ages, a wife can prove helpful to him in a thousand and  one diilerenl. ways, and if a census could be taken of masters of all the boarding schools in the country it would  he found that at least ninety percent, of these are married.  This makes it all the more remarkable that unquestionably the most successful schoolmaster of modern tunes is  a bachelor. .Dr. Well ion, tlie present Bishop ,of Calcutta,  and the late headmaster of Harrow, proved himself the  gratest headmaster since Dr. Arnold of Rugby. A few  years ago, iii a lecture to a workingmen's club, Di. Well-  don remarked: " Any little suece.-s l may have achieved  is due to tlie fact that I have always been- ready to go  .anywhere and do anything that i thought duty demanded."  Dr. Welldon would, no doubt, under all circumstances  have been ready to do his duty, but it may safely be conjectured that his path of duty has been rendered far easier  by the als.Mice of such ties as a wife and children must  necessarily create.  Turning to politics, if is certainly worth noticing that  the House of Commons is led by a bachelor in the person  of Mr. Arthur 1'alfour. ' As a set off against this it would,  of course be easy to quote the names of such men as Lord  Salisbury, the late Mr. Gladstone, and Mr. Chamberlain,  who are all of course, married men. Still, it is an undoubted fact that, though nearly every man of'note in -the  House is married, he had laid the foundation of fame and  success before he took to himself a wife. A  Kipling's books have been' excluded from the' library .  of'the Sunday school of the Univcrsalist church at North,  Cambridge,: Mass. Theati.thor in some of his works, to  besure, assumes a license at which��� Tess successful and  possibly more conscientious writers.-would hesitate, but; it  -is not likely 'thatthe acfion.of" the. New England Sunday school will substantially interfere, with their -.circulation. Iii feet the action of these good people may. serve  to advertise Kipling's works.  % ���w*=ss=rr^rs=^:  THE ECONOMIST.  0 ) In the late issue of The Economist,   I outlined  the  prominent  characteristics  of men   who had frequently  crossed my path:   If I remember correctly, I left off at the  insinuating man, but since I wrote last,   an opportunity  . presented itself of studying this character more minutely,  aud the result of my observations I will   now  present, to  the readers of. o this   great  advance gurad of enterprising  journalism. * A prominent gentleman the other day, in a  ��� short,conversation, defined   the   insinuating  man   as  a  person who directly " injured others by  creating the impression tliat he  won't  say   anything good."     This  de-  > finition fully covers the insinuating rascal to whom I - referred.    He is yet to be seen   on   our   streets,   prowliug  "^ around   like  a  roaring   lion   seeking characters to ruin.  .   Everybody knows hjm, and little faith is now put in anything he says.     I rather admire a person who openly   expresses his dislike for another in emphatic language. VeVy  often he possesses an element of honesty,'if  not   bravery,  that will prevent his ever becoming an actual evil, but he  who uses insinuations as a weapon, is akin in instinct   to  the assasin who stabs his victim sn the  dark. ��� There are  two kinds of cowardice. , One is not disgraceful, even if it  be somestimes humiliating-   The other, is satisfied as long  as it can keep out of danger.    It realizes its weakness, but  is none the less vindictive���a vindictiveness   which; can  be measured by the intensity with which it pursues a plan  of injury in its own peculiar way.  no gain, but there is a pleasure in knowing that, my estimate as regards the peculiarities of the different people  with whom! have come iu contact is shared by others,  and that I am not alone in my analysis of human nature.  There are a few characteristics to be met with in the  female sex which I will take up at some future time. In  fact! was severely reproved the other day because I had  stated that the female gossip was the exception and not  o. the rule.  There is yet another class of men of whom I would  speak, because I met, one~of the tribe quite recently. I  mean the tacitnrn man. . Right here I would, remark  that the worst I cau say about this man is that he is disagreeable. His very silence is awe-inspiring. He knows  something terrible, but isn't just ready, to tell it, and consequently is like the desperado who goes round with an  arseual of concealed weopons. Even if he barely knows  enough to make his way throngh life he is credited with  great wisdom because of his silence. His taciturnity is  accepted as evidence that he " knows it all," and many a  brilliant story ,has been ruined and the narrator  made to tremble and blush by the grim menacing and  condemnatory silence of the   taciturn man.  The cautious man is irritating.    He is a sort of a   mustard plaster going around on two legs.     He is   like a flea  that irritates you upon every   part of your body, and   yet  can't injure you.    -He whispers, he suggests all   sorts  of  evils, he tells you times are bad,   but they   will be  worse  before they are better.    He wouldn't on anything invest  a cent in business   in   his   own   town���although   I have  known of him buying lots in Slocan City.    He   talks  in  such a sepulchral voice that you unconsciously   think   of  shrouds and funeral processions.    No matter how    buoyant you may be before he comes in, he   leaves you   downcast and melancholy, and you begin to   think   that  after  all you will have to call a meeting of your creditors.    Fortunately I met the cautious man and the taciturn man in  a Baker street store, not long ago, and, as a result of confidential conversation  between   the  two, I  realized that  after all there was something in life worth living for���they  both came out of the contest limp, weak and depressed.  There can be no doubt that Nelson will be called upon  to entertain more travellers, this year than ever before,  therefore, to encourage and induce this travel the , citizens  must put themselyesdit a little. o There are, other considerations besides those of a temporary monetary character.  It is desirable that the attention of men of capital and enterprise should be directed to the undeveloped resources  of the city and province generally. To accomplish this  result, it is desirable, in fact necessary, that ctbe city council.should immediately appoint a committee to take into  consideration the best means of entertaining the tourists  . who visit Nelson this year. I do not mean a lavish expenditure of money* but rather committees of gentlemen  who \vould see it that the traveller would come thoroughly  acquainted with the progress the city was making. There  is no doubt in my mind .that if we cast our bread upon the  .waters it will return to us before many days. P. G.  GODFREY'S BAND.  In outlining these characters, I admit that there can be  The essential difference between English and American  bands is wood against brass. The highest aim of the  English bandmaster, following Lieut. Dan Godfrey's  standard, is to elirniuate brassy effects and to give the  reeds, flutes, clarionets, oboes and piccolos the predominant  note. In this way a softness of tone is obtained, and it  was this feature which caused the New York Herald to remark of Dan Godfrey's Guardsmen:  u The band opened the eyes and ears of the public to a  new and unexpected world of music. There was an entire absence of the harshness of tone which seems to be  irrepressible in most American bands. Cornets soft as  lutes, clarionets sympathetic and melodious as the violin  of Ole Bull, the basses thrilling expression and velvety  richness, and an equality of sentiment, a oneness of idea  and an ensemble so complete and so perfect as to appear  phenomenal."  These beautiful effects will be heard here  on  the  coming appearance or Lieut.  Dan   Godfrey and  his glorious  British Guards   band,   which   has   everywhere been   receiving   such   splendid ovations.     Lieut.   Godfrey combines in his programme  standard musical selections with  delightful   new  compositions,   such  as Tschaikowsky's  charming Casse Noisette melodies, or Edward   German's  dance music, and adds many popular novelties like  Ivan  Caryll's Patrol March which represents the approach and  march past   of a regiment, with its footfalls dying  away  in the distance to the faintest   perceptible  sound, or The  Drummer's Dilemma, in which the one artist plays twelve  different instruments, or the very effective British Guards  March,   composed for the band   by   Mr. Charles  A.   E.  Harris, or, as a finale, " England and America,'' the new  nautical arrangement written by Lieut. Dan   Godfrey expressly for the tour, and describing the union of the English anci American fleets.   As encores Sousa's marches are  frequently given, and it was the  Washington  Post critic  who said of its own march:" Americans have never heard  The Washington Post played in so masterly a fashion."  I32S&  BBK^S, wu/^^Jvss-i!f?.:.r?*��7 +^??rw^m9ie .y^^^y^ig^^^^^^^  JU iSwX-rztZ&zlt* ,'t t 'AJ.tr  8  THE ECONOMIST.  'l ;  l'  i   ���  ���1   i  JUSTICE���A PICTURE.  " Imprisonment for life."  , Until three o'clock in the morning the jurors had held  out'and the judge, nodding on his bench, the officers of  the court and the newspaper reporters who had waited  around hoping each to outstay the other and so get the  exclusive story for   his-  own paper, were utterly wearied.  **The case had dragged itself out interminably and the  judge, whohad hoped to enjoy at least a six weeks' vacation, had seen his anticipation crumble aud the six weeks  dwindled to a prospective fortnight.  Only one man was alert, unfa'tigued, nervously awake to  each movement, of the door whose opening would  r announce that the jurors had reached a desision. It was  the prosecuting attorney. Pie was a young man and this  his first case of importance, therefore to him the jury's  opinion meant almost as much as it did'to the prisoner at  oar.  It was a murder trial, that worst of murders with,, the  victim a child. c Tlie accused was no burly criminal, no  , sanguinary Bill Sykes, only a sweet-faced, slender, sad-  looking woman. With her large blue eyes and smoothly  parted brown hair she had more the look of a Madonna  than the Magdalen with Jezebel instincts that the prosecution, had pictured her during,the trial.  Yet she was guilty. Thus pronounced the foreman of  tne twelve intelligent citizens who filed into the courtroom just as the hands of the clock pointed to three.  J1 Imprisonment for life." ' '  They might have made it hanging but they had compromised at that���" imprisonment for life."  The judge looked relieved and the officers of the court  awoke from their musings, while the reporters grew interested in a moment.  The prosecuting attorney gnawed his finger-nails and  felt that if he had not been in such a con. picuous position  his composure would give way. What an immense impetus the jury's decision meant to his own ambition nobody but himself could quite understand. His first important case, and it had resulted in al conviction! *  The woman who was to be imprisoned for, life grew  white as death as the foreman of the jury read the decU  sion. She did not faint but the keen-eyed reporters  noticed that her knees trembled as she was led back to jail.  A child murderer! Could there-be any^criminal more  vile, any creature more vicious than this? To take a little  baby, only three years of age, put a knife into its tiny  hand and guide the weapon so that it would sever an"  artery and the wounded one bleed to death? So fiendish a  deed deserved hanging, surely, and imprisonment for  life was a mild sentence. No mother would kill her child?  Well, this mother did; the fact was clearly proved at the  trial. And did not the jury weigh all the evidence, carefully and in detail, before it rendered its verdict?  The prosecuting attorney congratulated himself upon  the way in.which he had drawn forth the evidence from  the witnesses, with no browbeating, but simply through  his marvelous quickness, his penetrative mind, that let  not the most minute clew that 'would convict the woman  escape. ��� .A ;..-' -'������ '������ ���'-. -; ..  There'was "the unnatural father, for instance. Who  else would have thought.of putting'���him upon the stand  to give witness against the woman who,.if she were not  ���.marriedto him, still stood in that relation to him and  had been faith ful to him for the four years of their acquaintance? Why did not the lawyers for the defense place,  the man upon  the stand to testify in the mother's favor?  W;ho else would have thought of numbering the  woman's brother among the witnesses for the prosecution?  Blood ties are strong: brothers and sisters usually stand together for weal or woe.    But this brother's testimony was  made to become one of the links that drew upon the pris  oner at the bar her doom.  The prosecuting attorney went home to bed. He-wished  to sleep. He had surely earned sweet dreams and deep  repose by his unremitting labors during the past three  weeks. Through, the jury's decision this morning he  had placed his foot solidly upon the first round of the ladder leading to fame and before him he could see an endless vista of such successes, with as the crown of h is happiness the possibility of winning the hand of one whom  he had long loved but without hope of ever gaining her  haiid. A scantily briefed lawyer was a vastly different  person from a judge. The prosecuting attorney already  saw himself on the bench.  No thoughts came to disturb his happy visions of the  woman who had just been told that she was going to  prison for life. She was a case, his first important case-  as a woman, as a mother, she did  not  come   within   his  ken.  He did not even stop to question himself as to her guilt  or innocence. The evidence pointed to her guilt; personally he did not care whether she had killed her child or, indeed,, whether she had ever had a child.  And the woman sat in her cell, dry-eyed for her grief  was beyond tears. It was not the fact of her coming  imprisonment for life that occupied her thought. Everything was against her." Her bitterness of spirit was  caused by the knowledge that he, the father of the child,  the man for whom she had had sacrificed her name and  her young life, believed her guilty of the murder of their  little one. Her brother, the boy whom she had played  with when they were children||together, the lad whom she  had begged off from many a punishment from her parents,  the youth whom she had aided with her hard-earned  money when as was so often the case he was " strapped,'  that brother bad testified against her before the court.  The twelve jurors talked over  their   breakfast.    They  ate rapidly for they were in  a  hurry   to get  home  and  secure some sleep.   ,  " After all, I hate to believe  that pretty  won. an   is ' a  murderess," said  one,  stabbing  a slice of. toast with his  fork.  " If you had not talked so much about the impossibility  of anybody else's doing the deed, I'd  have  let her  off,"  said another, sleeply stirring his coffee.  " For my part, I consider it a shame that we could not  have placed a lighter penalty���but we acted according to  law," remarked another.  " It's all right," observed the juror who had been the  moving spirit, the fiercest one for argument of the twelve,  " this is the prosecuting attorney's first case. I have  known him for years and I know he had made up his  mind to win it.    It was the hand of fate."  A young fellow who had stood out the longest of any  of the jury for a different sentence laughed aloud. The  sound seemed strange coming so soon after the jurors'  long and grave silences, in the courtroom-.  " Fate is as often on the side of the unjust as the just,"  he said. " I hope we have not conricted an innocent  woman just to help a man on in his career."  The woman who had   been   convicted   of  killing  her  child was being conveyed to the state prison.     She was  under guard and a  watch   wks kept  upon her slightest  movement,.     When she suddenly   leaned   forward   and  turned her head in listening attitude, the officer in charge  of her person moved closer to  his  prisoner.    When  she  placed her hand in the pocket of her gown, he came   still  nearer to her.    But it was only a  handkerchief that was .  brought forth.  Tne woman through her tears broke the silence.  " Did you hear that?" she said with/a sob to the guard.  "It was a little child crying."  And the man heard her murmer, in a half whisper as  though she were meditating:  " And they say I killed my chhW'���The Meloddramatist  in Town Talk. A  ���it** TI  /��A- A  "V5 infmitMtawnKrMAEHMiflE&assaiEaMMni  THE ECONOMIST.  9  #)  c.  BUT HE DIDN't.  I knew a man wrho said he'd pay  That little bill that very day���  Ple'd just collect a little more,  And come right up and fork it o'er.  I heard him say the sum he'd fill,  And walk right in and pay his bill-  But he didn't.  1 I knew a man-who was in love,  And called on all the saints above    '  To witness that his heart was true, '  And what he was about to do.,  I heard him heave a deep-drawn sigh  And say he'd win her hand or die,  But'he didn't.  I heard a man come in and jaw���  The maddest man I ever saw;  He'd teach us what to write about,  Or, turn the office inside out.  I heard him say he'd spoil the face ,  Of every man about the place���  But he didn't.  I knew a chap'who had a plan  To make himself a wealthy man;  He'd haul the money in.so fast  He'd own a state or two at last!  I heard him say with smile so bland,  He soon would drive a four-in-hand,���  But he didn't.  Oh lively time;   oh4>usy day  If these in tentions all would stay���  What marvellous and unreal thing  Would this unique arrangement bring-.  What lively times if they'd come true,  These things that men have said they'd do  . And didn't.  HERE AND THERE.  A Nice Little Elopement.  ����>" There's a rather funny circumstance connected with  the elopement here last week," remarked the loquacious  landlord of the tavern in a remote Sussex village, says  an English paper, addressing a cyclist who had stopped  for refreshment.  "A young man who hadn't known her so very long  ran away with the ,'squire's daughter, and a.day or two  later the old gentleman sent this message by letter to his  new son-in-law:  " ' All is forgiven.     Come home.'^  " To this the young fellow telegraphed the reply:  " ' All won't be forgiven until I have kicked you well  for letting me elope with your daughter., You'd better  not be at home when I come, that's all.' "  Great Men's Peculiarities.  Conan Doyle says that he is   the  most absent-minded  man in England.  John Morley always has a   pet  dog on- his   lap   when  writing in his study.   .  y Bjornstjerne Bjornson, the  author, spends  his  leisure  on his farm near Christiania.  Bishop Torregianni, head of the Roman Catholic diocese  of Armidale, in Australia, weighs 365 pounds.  Czar Nicholas' usual tip for servants when on a visit  is $5. .'. The Kaiser usually gives about $1.50 for the same  -service.  John Steele Sweeney, Republician candidate for auditor  of Kentucky, is a clergyman and one of the most celebrated  wits in the state.  Henrik Ibsen, who has just completed his 71st year, is a  German by descent, and speaks  that  language  fluently;  but, curiously enough, has  not written any of his impor-'  tant works in that tongue.  When the Queen of Roumania makes a stay at the seaside she delights to sit on a campstool in the middle of the  stands, gather around her all her children and tell them  fairy tales of her own" composition. l Most of the fairy  tales of Carmen Sylva have received the approbation of a  large circle of children before publication.  Queen Victoria has revived the extinct Barony of Dorchester in the person of the elder daughter of the third  Baron, who died in 1875. The Barony was first granted  to General Sir Guy Carleton for his services against the  Americans in the revolutionary war. It became extinct  two years ago by the death of his last male descendant,  a cousin of the present Baroness.  Her Private Affair.  A story illustrating the reticence of the Scotch   regarding their private affairs was told by Ian Maclaren.  A train was at a railroad station, when a porter put   his  head into a car and called out:  "Any one in this car for Doun?  Change for Doun. Any  one for Doun?"  No one moved, and in a   few   minutes  the   train   was  speeding a-ong,   not   to   stop again for   nearly an   hour.  Then an old Scotchwoman turned to a   lady  sitting near  her and said:  * a I'm for Doun, but I'd no' tell that man so.'"  The Ideal Feminine Figure.  The feminine acrobat, trapeze performer and popular  danseuse give us some idea of the ideal feminine figure in  the bountiful curves and outlines where difference of sex  is most marked. If an object lesson is sought to prove  that muscular development tends to emphasize the evolution of sex differentiation, it can be found in such shows  as Barnum & Bailey's in the beautiful bodies of both male  and female acrobats. While if another is needed to demonstrate that want of muscular development an approximation to the type masculine, it can be found, alas, all  too easily among women who either cannot take exercise  (as overworked teachers and seamstresses) or who will  not.  Paris Exposition Notes.  One of the sensational attractions of the Paris exhibition,,  of 1900 and its appropriately lengthy name is to be the  " Autovelektropolyphon." The inventor of this enoro  mous instrument is an Italian named Zibordi, who has  spent fifteen years in its manufacture. It has cost him  an infinitude of study and labor and seems to comprise  every sort of musical instrument in itself. It is to be  worked by two  petroleum motors of three horse-power.  These will set m motion a dynamo, which will not  onlv illumine the room and the interior of the instrument,  bit will also throw out rays of many-colored light. This  mammoth among musical instruments will ��� require,".a  double-sized railway car to transport it to Paris, and after  the exhibition it is said to be destined for a present to the  Queen of Italy.  It is interesting to learn that at the Paris exhibition  the question is to be discussed whether we have several  existences or not. An international spiritual congress is to  be held in connection with the exhibition, when several  distinguished /'spirits" are expected to be present and  competent persons will send in accounts of any reminiscences they may have of previous existence. One would  imagine that the amazing  recollections with which the  *?-���-  ;$  ':.'.-. :���:������!.  '!1i  l'i-1 ���  JiXfl��ra����te32��fflfi��S^^ J.";"*~  10  THE ECONOMIST.-  ii  m  congress   will have to deal .would provide theni with sufficient material for half a dozen grewsome federations.  There are so many different works going on in Paris just  now that labor is extvemely difficult to obtain. There has  been much comment on the fact that the prison of Sainte-  Pelagie, which was dismantled months and months ago  is now being demolished. People began to think that it  was to be numbered among the historical monuments of ���  Paris and, indeed, 4t has a better claim than some, for  countless men of letters, politicians'and others have made  a more or less prolonged sojourn there and its walls made  a page, of more than ordinary interest, inscribed as they  were with sonnets, mottoes and literary contributions of  all sorts. However, it seems that the reason of its long  immunity was nothing more . romantic than the impossibility of obtaining laborers who we're engaged about the  exhibition. ,  A Woman's Mouth. .,  A certain philosopher declares that a woman is known  by her mouth. Not by the words that issue theFefrom,  but by-the shape and color of her lips,'and the lines- and  dimples that gather about this important feature.. Pie is  supported in his theory . by physiognomists, who all endeavor to impress us with the fact that no woman with  the small red-lipped " Cupid-bow" mouth   so  praised   in  . song and story, was ever intellectual or generous of heart,  and, says Woman's Life, it is consoling to those whose  mouths are not in accordance with tlie lines of beauty  laid down , by the the poets to be be fold that a " wide  straight mouth, with strong white > teeth," denotes the  woman of superior intelligence, goodness of heart, strength  ' of mind, and a thousand and one other sterling qualities,  which we all like to think we, possess. It is the fashion  at present to hold the lips very slightly apart. This is  supposed to give that innocent, wistful, wonderful expression which was the peculiar property of the heroines of  old-fashioned novels, but ' which bicycle riding and kindred modern amusements have caused to vanish. It is  difficult for the thin-lipped-, determined woman to acquire  this trick, but perseverauce'works-wonders.  The Silent Funeral March.  =--- 1 am reminded of a promise made to Mr. Daly long years  ago, but so odd, so extravagant, it seems, that I  wish,   before telling the incident,'to give my word of   honor   that  in it I emote Mr. Daly's exact words.  We were at the Broadway theatre after the fire. Rehearsal was over. The last act had been unsatisfactory.  I had been called to the upstairs office, facing Broadway,  and, sitting opposite Mr. Daly at his" writing table, I  listened while he eagerly explained the " new act" he had  ' iu his mind. To assist my comprehension he made some  weird drawings. His prospective would ,have filled a  Chinaman with pure joy, but it troubled me not a little.  "What," I asked respectfully, "arc   those   three   wishbones for?"  " Wishbones!"   he   exclaimed    indignantly. Don t  you see they are the   cathedral   arches?   This   stands for  the altar, and ���this .     He raised his eyes and met my  startled glance.     Slowly he said:   "Do   you   hear   that?  ���>! )  What N uv  We sat staring at each other.     At   liiesame   moment  we both became conscious of Broadway's silence���no  stages, wagons* (rucks or drivers' cries. There had .boen  heavy rain that day and the light was dinfand gray. Then,  through that oppressive silence the>-e came a sound-  dread, un tarndiaiy muffled.    What was it?,        ;AA  Slow, steady, regular as clockwork, at   last   it   resolved  itself into the tramp of feet���thousands of  feet���tramping  through the heavy mud without: an   accompanying   note  from��� trumpet:, bugle, life or drum;   uo order, no   word of.  command���j-ust that menacing,   solemn,   muffled march  that made the nerves   thrill   again!  At last   we  understood.     We went to  the window and looked down  upon '  the police force of New t York   following its dead chief  to  the grave.  That silent march was the most impressive thing I ever  ������saw.     I was about to turn away, when I felt Mr. ��� Daly's  hand upon my shoulder.     He stood behind   me,   looking  over my head, and as he stopped  me   he   said, in a lower  Lone than usual:   . ���  |i" Wait a bit, Clara; ��� I want you to promise to do somer  thing for.me. It just occurs to me that I may die suddenly���some day."  ' I started, but his grip on my shoulder tightened and I  was silent.    Tie went on: _,   .  "Well, men, tough, men, do die suddenly, you know,  Well, should, I go that way,' remember this! Are you  listening? < Remember, I want-to -be "lifted in to,my coffin ���  by the hands oXjmy actors. - Should anyone think me  worthy of public demonstration, remind them of this, the  only impressive funeral procession I,ever saw, Promise  to repeat this to my representative or my family, should  I die suddenly?"  I bent my head, and said: "I promise." And in a  moment he was back at his desk and deep in his plan for  a 'new act. < .-  He is dead! I keep my promise���I deliver his message!  ���Clara Morris in Neiu York Journal.  No Business of Hers.  An interesting,dialogue between a woman and a railway conductor���in which the woman got the best of it-  is reported by The Philadelphia Press:  " I shall have to asK you for a ticket for that boy,  ma'am."  "I guess hot.",  " Pie's too old to travel free. ' He occupies a whole seat,  and the car's crowded.     There are people standing."  "That's all right."  ���-   " I haven't time to argue the   matter,   ma'am.    You'll  have to pay for that boy."  " I've never paid for him yet, and I'm not going to begin it now." ,   ���  "You've-got to begin doing it some time. Ir you  haven't had to put up auy fare for him, you're mighty  lucky or else you don't do much travelling." -o;;  "Tuat's all right."  " You'll pay for that boy, ma'am, or I'll stop   the  train  aud put him off."  " That's all right'. You put him off if you think - that's  the way to get anything out of me."  " You ought to know what the rules of this road are,  ma'am.     How old is that boy?"  " I don't know. I never saw him before. If you  want a ticket for him, you'd better ask that old gentleman  clown the aisle.     He got on with him."  The Envelope Banished.  The latest fad with the ultra-fashionable is the absence  of the envelope. V/e have gone back to the days' of the  olden times, when the red wafers, and the sealing wax  and the folded paper   were  all   that custom demanded or  knew. '  The modern  or   re-ailed  fashion   has   substituted  the  daintiest-tinted wafers, to  match   the   paper,  heliotrope,  robin's   egg  blue,   cerulean, lilac, fawn or cream, for   the.  mucilaged flap of the envelope. o  One must Write on a Dig sheet if it is a letter; on the.  smaller size for notes, invitations, etc.���-; fold and seal, and  then a wafer may beaddect for the extra strength, or the  seal alone will answer, if desired. Sometimes the paper  is folded like, the cocked hats or the dainty squares,  which not even a curious postman would trouble to  daily  '.Ul  .; i  ���tt tMawmstaaixtixmuitaiKsmtrl  <���)  V  A  y  THE ECONOMIST.  11  t,  c,  <^f  j fCIRKPATRICK &  TELEPHONES 10 AND 4.;  POSTOFFICE BOX K & W.  ���  !  t  t  ������  ������  1  ���  ���  ������  ������  ������  -���  ���  ,������  ������  x  i  *���  ������  ������  ������  ���  '���  ���  t  ��� ;  ���  ���  ���  ������  ������  ������'  ���  ���  ��� ���  ��� ��� ��� ���  t  t  14  West Baker Street  14  West Baker Street  with, and then, if wished,a-he seal and wafer may   be dispensed with.  The envelope is a barbarism evolved by a suspicious inventor, or, maybe, by one who was practical, rather than  artistic. . However, fashion moves in cycles, and the  cycle of the envelope is passing. If you intend to adopt  this new style of sending letters, be sure that your paper  is of sufficient weight to stand the journey, and when you  receive one in turn do not cut and slash, as you have been  accustomed to do with the envelope, but remove the  wafers, break the seal, and the writing will greet you eye  untorn. ���London Letter.  ..HAVE RECEIVED...  [ CARLOADS OF F  In Stock.  E  Men Who Rrfuse Peerages.  A peerage is popularly supposed to be   the summit   of  every successful man's ambition.    It is the highest award  the grateful country can  confer for an exceptionally  successful career in politics, commerce, diplomacy, and war.  Quite a  lengthy article could be written  on men  who  spurned delights and spent laborious days cheerfully in  the hope of being add ressed as ���' 'You r Lordship" before  the close of their life,  only to be doomed to disappointment after all.    In fact, it may be taken as a rule that  there is no distinction so attractive to the average Englishman as a seat in the House of Lords.   However, there are  exceptions to every, rule, and, quixotic as it may, appear,  men have been known to refuse the offer of a peerage. The  list of these "peerage refusers" certainly is not a long one,  but it contains the names of some of the most eminent  men in the country.   The first name that will occur to  every reader is that of the late Mr. Gladstone.   Mr. Glad-  :] stone, as is well known, had only to bint that he desired  a peerage any time during the last > ears of his life, and  They do the business because  their prices are the best.  Baker St., Cor. of Kootenay St.,  lelson, B. C.  a title would have been his. Asa matter of fact, he received a definite offer of an earldoui-no less than four  times, and refused it unconditionally .'on.-each ocasion.  The reasons for Mr. Gladstone's persistent refusals are intelligible enough. He preferred to go down to posterity  as the great commoner, and was loth to leave the House  in which all bis greatest triumphs >vere achieved. But  apart even from this consideration, Mr, Gladstone's decision was probably influenced by the fact that he 'was,  comparatively speaking, a poor man, and did not wish to  burden his successor with a title without sufficient means  1.-' ������������-.... ���    i .       .     I'     ���     .-'   ��� ���  to supports the dignity.  o  ffl  5 ' L  w  ft  fi,  ill  St  . .'I In'  12  THE ECONOMIST.  t >  J   !  I-  IS  i j  i  il i  i  i  1 '  A  e  l! i  li  >i  'l ft:  '%*^*&&'%ft/*/*/*/%/^'%&^/Q/^^ '  P. Burns  ��� The difference between a chef and a  cook is that one is paid a salary and  the other has to sue for her wages.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Meat- Merchants  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .    BRANCHES AT    .  d ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL NELSON KASLO  THREE FORKS SLOCAN CITY       &  I West Kootenay Butcher Go I  WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL DEALERS IN .  'RESH AND, SALT MEATS,  1       Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices.   f  & A/foil    rs-1-A^.-ra  1-n^niTra    no 1-f*fl11    flttPTl ti OT1 O ' '��  ' To the young maid marriage is a lot7  tery, but to the old maid it is a grab-  bag,  VyAYNTED-  -BY YOUNG SCOTCHWOMA!s\  position sis nurse.-, Ik capable of taking  complete Chaise of children. First-class references. Apply to Mas. R. J. .Skinner, president  Y.  '-v. C. A., 1227 Rolsonstreet, Vancouver.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  f      Mail orders receive careful attention.  '4-    - Nothing but fresh and wholesome meats and supplie  I  kept in,stock.-     -  ft  S  %  *  3k^fc?fc^e!^^^  uu%ajKBKKW*yjiwrTnHn��Mr*ai*ai BP-jujuocm^i  Tiger Mineral Claim', situate in tlie Nelson  MiningDivision of West Kootenay District.  Where located : About five miles vest from  Nelson, near Eagle Creek.  " Take notice that !���, Arthur S. Favwell, agent  for George A. Kirk,- Free. Miner's Certificate  No. SS.3S5. intend, sixty clays, 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. V   '  And lurther take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this loth day of August, 1899.   '  23-S-99. A. ,S. Farvet,t,.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPKOVEf/.EWTS.  e   a  ti  %���  9    &  The Delight. Woodstock, Calgary and Atlantic Mineral Claims, situate in the Nelson  Miniug Division of West Kootenay District.    ,  Where located : On Toad Mounlain, about  one-mile west of "Silver King" Mineral  Claim. ��  Take notice that I, John McLa'tchie, P.L.S.,  ot the City of Nelson, acting as agent for the  Delight Gold MiningCcmjntny,Limited,Free  Mincrs's Certificalc'No. B 'W.GS7, intend, sixty  days from the date, hereof, to apply, to lnc>  Mining Recorder for a Certificate oJ'Improvements, for the ..purpose of obtaining Crown  Grants of the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 87, must be commenced before the . issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this sixteenth day of Ausrust, 1SS9.  Joiix MoLatciuk.  FOR SALE.  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. 03.  f**  \xxsfij  Sana  M-  AND  Agents for  VlCTOlUA   COIiOXTST  Seattle TtHBS   ,  S..F. BU3/1.ETIX  Am.  NEI.SOX Kcostomist  Nklsox Mixer,  Victoria Tl;\iks  Toronto Mail and E^iimre  ToitOXTO   FAUX  \XDFlIiESIDE  New York Sl'xpay Would,  Axn Otjieu Feuiovjicals.  c  3  Half interest or whole in the Victory and  Sib ">r Tip Creek claims, on the west branch  ot i.ne Duncan River. Apply to Wi^ltaji  Poi,t.ock, Rossland, B. C.  ,t   mi  m  HE  .*  Era  F.RESH  SI ail'^3*8119S3   I- S^Sgife  Received Dally.  JEWE  id  OPTICIANS  Fine Watches a-  Specialty  IE  B  rj?5  r  zxxisBxsB&suzzsxzzsmzzpfxrs^nK*^^  XZ*ZZ��lJXt9Z��S&K!ril'i.��S3S*#  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  0. BUCHANANVProprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and , Sash & Doors   '��?<  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson | Mouldings, **���  Yard, Foot of Hehdryx Street, [Turned Work.  LSUUUUL^JUIJ^^ JLSLSIJISISUULSUL^^  Dominion and  rovincial  Land. Surveyor,  ti'pp,:Cu^  CLUB'HOTEL ':-   :;:  Corner Stanley and Silica Street.'-'  RATES; $i per day and up.  -.[��� Schjozicr B^ct, .c.'iie-jris ''*f/*|  E. J-... Gurran," Proprietor'..  a  '���>=. THE ECONOMIST.  13  o  ''->W  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Bird's Eye, Inverness and Princeton Fraction mineral claims, situate in tlie Nelson  MiningDivision of West Kootenay ' District.  Where located :   On Morning Mountain.  Take notice that I, John McLatciiie, of the  city of Nelson, acting as agent for AngusjG.  Shaw, free miner's certificate No. 21,St7A,~J.  A. McRne, free miner's certificate No. 21,6o8A,  A. E. Crossett, free miner's certificate No.  13 11,<1S7, and David Lusk, free miner's certificate No. U'll,li(K; intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to tlie Mining Recorder  for a Certificate of fmpiovements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of the above  claims. And further take notice that action,  under section 37, must be commenced before  the .issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 22nd day of July, 1899.      -     "  '   Johx McLatciiie.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "Ida D" Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of WestKootenay District.  Where located: On North Fork of Salmoiu  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 11,076, and  Joseph E. Read. Free Miner's Certificate No.  19,088 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.  JOIIX A. OORYELL,.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Star Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where Located: Between Sandy and Eagle  Creeks, about 2V�� miles south-east of the Poor-  man mineral claim.  .Take notice that I, John McLatciiie, free  miner's certificate No. B 11,32(5. acting as  agent jor Oscar Johnson, Free Miner's Certi-  rt cate No. 21,712 A, Mike .J oh nson, Free Mi tier's Certificate No. 23,2-11 A, and' John Blom-  berg, free miner's certificate No. 21.791A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of  improvements, for tlie 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.  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  a sent for the Golden Five Minos, Limited,  (non personal liability), of Nelson. B.C., free  miner's certificate No. B 11,617, intend, sixty  d iys from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Rec >rder 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 tlie Issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 8th day of Jnly, 1899.  LOS ANGELES  ming ioeview<  THE  GREAT  MINING JOURNAL  OF, THI  GREAT   SOUTHWEST.  16 Pages, with Heavy Cover EVERY WEEK.  LOWEST PRICED  Mining Journal on tne PACIFIC COAST.  Subscription $2 a Year. Single Copies 5 cents.  SEND    FOR  Sample Copy���free  110-112 N. Broadway, Los Anflefes CaL    '  Special Safe of Geifs fw  Absolutely at Cost  THEODORE MADSON.  sewhere  Come in and   inspect  ouur   stock  of Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furnishings.  NCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY, Ld  Importers of Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  JOB DEPARTMENT  Prints Everything  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  Visiting Cards  Menu Cards  Receipts  Etc., Etc.  At  PRICES  COMPLETELY  Be Convinced.  of Stationery  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  VERNON    STREET, NELS  '���      TuTO  k  f  5  1 M  II  if  I  *fBt  ^S^SSSS^BS  iH&g&Fi 14  THE ECONOMIST.  t ���<  !   i  I  I ft!  il  I  Pfe  If;;  Ii��:  w>  1  ti  lljfj  !���?  lit-  y'  Don't blame the whipped cream  for  turning sour.  " Obey my order," said Pat's Eng-  glish master, " if I order you to drive  to the bottomless pit." " And sure  and I will, your honor," answered  Pat; " but ye must excuse me if I  back ye in,"  NOTICE.  In the matter of the estate of William Gil-  more Spencer, late of the City of Nelson, in  v> he County of Kootenay, deceased.  Notice is hereby given, pursuant to 'the Revised Statutes of British C olumbia, 1897,Chapter 187,'that all creditors and others having  claims against tne estate of the said William  Gilmore Spencer, who .died on or about the  21st day of January, 1899, are 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 estate of the  said deceased.  And further take notice, that the said administrator will, at the expiration of the time  above named, proceed to distribute the assets  of the estate of said deceased amongst  the parties entitled thereto,- liaviug regard only to the claims of which  such administrator lias' then notice and  will not be liable for the said assets or  any part thereof so distributed, to any person  of whose claim he has not had notice at the  timr>. of such distribution.  ������  Dated the 2)th day of July, 1899.    ,  Gal li re e k, & Wr lson ,  Solicitors for the Administr u,or of the Estate  of William Gilmore Spencer, Deceased.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Imperial Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay ��� District. Where located : On cost side of Eagle  Creek, about two and a-half miles southeast of  Poorman Mineral Claim. ,  Take nofice that I, John McLatchie, Free  Miner's Certificate No. B 11,326. acting as agent  for J P. Swedberg, Free Miner's Certificate  No B 11,243 and J. W. Johnson, Free Miner's  Certificate No. 21,78") 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 Crown Grant ot the  above claim.  Ami further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this twelfth day of June, 1899.  John, McLatchie.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 1, W. G. Robinson, intend to apply to the Board of Licensing  Commissioners of the City of.ISelson at then-  next sifting thirty days after date for a transfer from me to Solomon Johns, Nelson, B. O.,,  of the license held by me1 for the sale of liquors  by retail at the Royal Hotel, situated on lots  3 and 4, Block 29,' Nelson, B. C.  Dated this 9th day of June, 1899.  W. G. Robinson.  Tinsmithing  >  Plumbing  AND  Heating  Josephine Street  Nelson.  STARTLERS  IN,PRICKS OK  \yall Paper  ���AT-  Thomson's   Book   Store.  u    i  Express and Draying ;WADDS BR  Having purchased the express and draym '  business of J. W. Cowan, we are prepared to  do all kinds of work in this line, and solicit  the patronage of the people of Nelson. Orders  left at D. McArttiur & Co's stove, northwest  corner Baker and Ward streets, will receive  prompt attention.   Telephone So.  GOMER   DAVIS.  AN0  S00 LINE  NEW FAST  DAILY SERVICE  EAST AND WEST.  Optional routes east from  lotenay Gountr^.  First-Class sleepers on all trains from  Arrowhead and Kootenay Landing  Tourist cars pass Revelstoke daily for St.  Paul, Thursdays for Montreal and Boston,  Tuesdavs and Saturdays for Toronto.  e  Sson to Toronto  So hours ; Montreal, S9 hours ; New York, 101  hours, Winnipeg, 4-5 hours: Vancouver, 30  hours; Victoria, ;J5 hours.  2-DAiLYTRAINS-2  To and from Robson, Rossland.  7.00 k Lv. NELSON' Arr. 10.50k  15.4ok Lv. NELSON Arr. 19.25k J  Morning train daily for north and main  line via Robson, and, except Sunday, for  Sandon. SSloean points and m.iin line via  Slocan City.  KOOTENAY LAKE-KASLO  ROUTE.  Ex. Sun. Str. Kokance Ex. Sun  10.00k Lv. NELSON An. 11.00k  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, to Argenta  and return, leaving Kaslo at 20.00k.  KOOTENAY RIVER   ROUTE.  Dailv. Strs Moyie and Nelson. Daily  22.30k Lv. NELSON Arr. 2.30k  Connects Kootenay  Landing with Crow's  Nest Line trains.  4 hours���NELSON TO   ROSSLAND���hours 4  Photographers  VANCOUVER and NELSOH  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelson.  COMriANDING ATTENTION  i 1  is simply a matter of being  well dressed.  Those who wear garments  cut and tailored by its will receive all the attention a well  dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns .are marvels of  good quality, good style and  good workmaship. ��� The  value is great.  O'KELL & T     ��J  OKELL& MORRIS*  U\\\\  Preserves�� M0RRIS'  o(   vou get what are pure Britten Columbia Are absolutely the  o{   fruit and sugar, and your money is left at PUREST AND BEST.  )o   home.  For rates   and   full   information   address  nearest local agent, or  C. E. BeasSey, City Passenger Agent.  A R. W: Drew, Agent, Nelson.  W. F. Anderson, E. J. Coyle,  Trav. Pass. Agent, A. G. P. Agent,  Nelson, B.C. Vancouver, B. C.  rooitce  r  Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Butter, Eggs,  Fruits, Etc  Branches.:.���. Nelson,   Victoria  and

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