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Array ' 'X- ,'���*,' '   'i <������  )   >  fa  >, i.  A  i  i��l .* ,  ...8  a*  1  ft  p.  ?>  i .  it:-  if i  ft  >t.  4'  'IS.  .������:<:��� J  J* ��' '  iv:* &  '..$  NELSON  ECONOMIST  VOL. III.  INELSON, B. C, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1899.  NO. 21  THE NELSON ECONOMIST is issued zvery Wednesday  at the City of Nelson, B. 'C, by D. M. Carley. Subscription : ��2.00 per annum ; if paid" m advance, $1.50.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  .solicited. Only articles^of merit will be advertised in  these columns, and the  interests of readers will be care-  .fully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless  articles.  Notice.���There are 'several-hundred readers of The  Economist behind in their subscriptions. No,doubt this  is attributable to neglect and all that will be required to  ensure a hasty response is this gentle reminder.  '"T^HE all-absorbing topic ol political discussion this  -*- week is the Manitoba election, which takes  ' place to-morrow.' That this contest is regarded \>f  .Conservative politicians as the turning point in the  history of the Dominion Liberal party, is evidenced  by the fact that the Conservative leaders are all in  Manitoba fighting for the success of Hugh John Macdonald. ��� Events in the Prairie Province brought  about the fall of the Conservative party", and it would  not be strange if the fight now started there would be  the beginning of Conservative success.  Manitoba has returned Liberal Governments for  years, notwithstanding the fact that the majority of  the voters are professed Conservatives. But Mani-  tobans seem to be cast in a different mould, from the  rest of Canadians. There the people talk one way  and vote another. Indeed,-it is not safe to wager  that the loudest mouthed spouter for Mr. Laurier today may not be the most ardent follower of Sir Charles  Tupper to-morrow. In the older Provinces of the  jDoniinion, the political opinions ofthe child are inherited from the father; in Manitoba! it is the case  of a railway, or some other matter in which self predominates, that carries the election.  ���<?)  For years the Winnipeg Tr>h m<> was looked   upon  as the mouth-piece of the Liberals.    The  opinions of  the Fret' I'nst, .-ere in the  market, and  the   Liberals  drank inspiration from the   political   fountain   of the  Tribune.    Now   things   have  changed.     Mr. Sifton,  the Minister of the Interior,  has  secured  control   of  the Fri'c 'VVrt--*, and, for the time being, that paper  is  . the organ of the Liberals, while the Trilin.nr is damn- ;  ing the Liberal Government with   its .faint   support.  Mr. Alex. B. Bethune, who was credited with having  inspireci the editorial utterances of the Tribune, is the  . most uncompromising opponent  of Mr.   Green way,  attacking that gentleman on the railway policy of his  Government.    In a letter to the Tjrgram, the organ  of toe Conservatives, Mr. Bethune contends that  the  Government's railway -policy compels the observer to  the conclusion that it has been dictated by the gross-  est iucompetenc3^, or by something worse. What  that "something v^orse" , may be, is left to the  reader to conjecture. -It may be that Mr. Greenway  has�� been . taking a leaf out of Mr. Joseph Martin's  "railway policy," which was generally regarded as  not being above suspicion. Mr. Bethune is not the  only "Liberal" who has lapsed into criticism of his  provincial leader.  As the fight'progresses, the chances  of Covserva-  ��� tive   success   become   greater.    The elements  that  brought victory to. Mr. Greenway in the past are lack-,  ing in this campaign.    Again, since the days of   Mr.  Norquay until the   present   time   the   Conservative  party in Manitoba has been without a leader, at least  one  in whom  Conservatives  of the old school had  faith.    In Hugh John Macdonald they   have found a  man who has never wavered in his party  allegiance,  and who will not sacrifice his principles for mere self-  aggrandizement. It seems to be a foregone conclusion  that when the smoke of battle has  rolled   away   tomorrow    night   that at    least  two  of Mr.  Green-  wajr's  ministers  will  be  found among  the   fallen.  Hugh John will certainly defeat   Hon. Mr. Cameron  in   Winnipeg, and it is probable  that   William   Garland  will  encompass  the overthrow of Hon; Robert  Watson at Portage la Prairie.  ��� With the loss of two  ministers and a close election, Mr. Greenway will not  last long.    Time will tell.  As the time for the opening of the next session of  the British Columbia Legislature approaches, local politics are taking on more; interest.   Considerable curiosity prevails as to the line Hon. Joseph Martin   will  adopt towards the Government of which he was   late  Attorney-General.    In the game of politics   he  was .  outwitted b}7 the unassuming Francis   Carter-Cotton,  and the record of  'Fighting1 Joe" leaves no room  to  suspect   that he  will take his overthrow calmly and  philosophically.    Joe  has  long   been regarded  as a  'man who would  rather  fight  than eat, and the political situation at the present time is of such a   character as will afford him an opportunity of indulging  .his belligerent   propensities  to  the utmost.    He has  been beaten, at his own game by a man w5ho made no  vulgar display of political trickery, .and .no  one   who  ever read of Joseph  Martin   can. by  any   stretch of  imagination ��� contemplate him in the light of: a''-bully  punished to the extremity when there is no fight left  in him.    In his present  somewhat peculiar  position  he [can deal Mr. Cotton   a  decisive   knockout  blow,  �� i''  ���<.,- -;  ISHKT.  s.'jSP'ST^'Tnrrv THE NELSON ECONOMIST  and doubtless he will administer it in that particular  portion of the Finance  Minister's political anatomy,  where it will prove most,effective.  This will be perfectly satisfactory to the people who  are disgusted with the present mongrel Government  "of British Columbia. As the electors are afforded an  opportunity of comparing the wbrics of the late Government with those of the present outfit, the feeling  .becomes more firmly rooted that it is indeed time for  a change. Apart from ���, the Federal party aspect of  the political situation, which is the subject of ani-.  mated discussion at Victoria, the next election in  British Columbia may once more resolve, itself into a  ! question of confidence in men. The blundering of  the present Government has wrought untold injury to  the Province, which will take years to efface. WThat  is wanted more than any thing" else now is men���men  who will conduct the affairs of British Columbia on  business principles. Sonie believe that the Conservatives can, accomplish that as a party, while there are  ,' others who believe that it would be to the best interests ofthe Province eto conduct our legislative affairs  independent of Federal parly line's. One thing is  certain, Mr. Turner never had a stronger hold on the  people than he has at the present time. The wisdom  of his policy is becoming more manifest.  Like the rumbling of approaching thunder or the  rolling of waves over the abandoned wreck comes thet  intelligence of J. M. Kellie's biennial break with his  party. Mr. Kellie never quite forgave Mr Semlin  for failing to recognize the transcendant genius of the  member for Revelstoke Riding in the make-up of the  Martin-Semlin-Cotton cabinet, and only awaited an  -ODDortunitv of striking back. His time has come.  The Government has appointed a brother of the  Premier's secretary to a position at Revelstoke, and  Mr. Athins, the appointee, came out from England to  take the job. Mr. Kellie does not like this, and has  not hesitated to say so. The member for Revelstoke  Riding has always insisted on being consulted in the  matter of appointments in his own constituency, and  this apparently studied neglect of Mr. Kellie's rights  in the matter by the Semlin and former Governments  has been the cause of much friction. However, as  the Semlin Government is iu the throes of death, the  loss of one more supporter will not make much difference.  ������..-.The voting on the by-laws yesterday was not  marked by any particular demonstration of enthusi-  asmi It seemed to be a foregone conclusion that they  would all carry, and for this reason the vote was not  so large as it would have been had there been any organized attempt to defeat one or all of the by-laws.  The instructions by the United States department  to Consul Macrum at Pretoria were manifestly dictated  by national duty and national dignity.     They do not  comply and cannot be twisted   into  an   exhibition of  n i  partiality for Great Britain. With the cause of the  wur in South Africa the United States has nothing to  do. It has scrupulously maintained the attitude of -  absolute neutrality imposed upon it by"international  morality and law. For the ' misunderstanding that  seems to have arisen, the government of the Trans-  vaal is solely and clearly responsible. - Why the appointment of the son of Secretary Hay to the vacancy  caused by Consul Macrum should be regarded as a  special act of favor to Great Britain is indeed difficult  to comprehend.  i t  It may be only a coincidence, but one cannot help  reflecting on the simultaneous report of the arrival of  the Rocky Mountain Rangers and General Joubert's  haste to have his own death chronicled.  IT is announced by the Tribune that the provincial  jail inmates are clearing a space in the jail grounds,  and that the changes will add materially "to the at- '  traction ofthe place." This indeed may be the case, ���  but no matter how attractive that institution may be  made, we doubt very much if it can ever be made  popular as a.resort. The traditions of the.place are  decidedly "against it.  December 14th has been fixed as the day for the  hearing of the petition against the election, of Mr.  Prentice of Liilooet. Mr. Prentice occupied a seat  iu the House and voted with the Government last  session.  Everything now points to an early settlement of  the differences between the mine-owners and miners c  of the Slocan. It is understood that the Kaslo Board  of Trade offered its services to act as mediator, and  from all accounts there are good prospects of a settlement on a basis that will prove satisfactory to all  parties concerned. The contest has lasted long  enough to. prove the fighting qualities of both mine-  owner and miner, and now seems about as good a  time as.any to "reason together." In the meantime  the Semlin Government can contemplate its handiwork in the Kootenay with feelings akin to those of  the old man in the fable who had tried to please  everybody and pleased nobody, and lost his donkey  into the bargain.  A young lady who recently received samples of  dress goods from an Eastern department store, was  Curious enough to duplicate samples arid prices of  nearly all the goods from F. Irvine & Co.'s big dry  goods store at Nelson. She was; much surprised to  discover that she could buy the same goods from the  Nelson house a shade lower than she could purchase  them in Toronto , from the department store. In  future she will buy all her dress goods at home. It  is the same in almost every line of goods purchased  from the Eastern   departmental   stores.      Furniture  ?CT?^23?ref^TOT3^^^ mmmm  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  5  ������ n  '��� i  \i:  t f  J i��;  ?'���<'  Hi  U*  II*  ���<':  A,  J?  *  c*->  s  pa  K1  can.be purchased at D. McArthur & Co.'s, -Nelson,  considerably less than what it costs to bring the same  goods, freight added,from Toronto.  The C. P. R. excursion to the Boundary country  will leave Nelson to-morrow morning, and reach  Greenwood'the same evening. The Coast' representatives will return here with the Nelson delegation  next Saturdajr night, when our-citizens will have nn  opportunity of showing the business men of Victoria  and Vancouver how to build great cities.  An Associated Press dispatch from Durban says  persons arriving there from Pretoria assert that the  Boers are full of confidence: Evidently they have not  heard ofthe warlike'movements ofthe Rocky Mountain Rangers in and around Belmont and De Aar  Junction.  A petition will  be circulated asking the Council  to present a by-law to the ratepayers January 15th to  raise $5,000 to be expended on the  city   wharf.    In  the meantime, the. city engineer  will draw up plans  for replankiug and widening ten feet and also raising  the grade to the wharf.    It is, about  time some decisive move was made in the way of protecting those  who are engaged in traffic over the wharf.    As Aid.  Fletcher remarked at the meeting ofthe City Council  Monday evening, the  city  is  taking chances every  day and  especially  every  night in   permitting   the  wharf to remain in its present  condition.    That  the  dilapidated and dangerous state ofthe wharf at present is a source of inconvenience and peril to the trade  of the city���is   perhaps  best evidenced by  the  sentiments expressed at the meeting of Nelson merchants  last Monday night.    It may be, -is suggested at that  meeting, that the City Council and citizens have  not  yet begun to  realize the importance of Nelson   as a  shipping centre.  Some day next week the cars will be started running on the new tramwaj^. This event will mark an  epoch in the history of Nelson, and will perhaps as  much as anything else demonstrate to our citizens  that .selson has emerged from an inconsequential  town to a great commercial city. It will also afford  Nelson an advantage in the way of holding its own  as a residential place, one of the needs of which is  modern conveniences. The man who inteuds to  make a home for himself and his family in any of  the Kootenay cities will give the preference to the  place that is best supplied with up-to-date requirements.: ������'���.  new western towns, perhaps insufficient attention has  been given "to the matter of providing adequate educational facilities. But there is one gentleman who  has given of his time generously towards the promotion of education in Nelson, and that person is Dr. E.  C.Arthur. He has been indefatigoble in, his exertions in this direction, and future generations will  rise up and call him blessed. An energetic school  board can accomplish,a great deal in the way of making Nelson an educational centre. With "bur advantages,as to residence, children should' be sent here  from all over the interior to receive the benefits of a  higher, education, and such will.be the case if we establish good schools.  The Liberal Government of Canada has given another illustration of its patriotism by confiscating the  funds, raised at a concert given  at Victoria  in  aid of  the  Mansion  House Fund.    The  Economist  has  long entertained a poor opinion of the  Liberal  Government, but it never suspected that even a Grit Government could descend so low as to  take  the bread  out of the mouths of the widows and qrphans^of the  brave men  who  have, fallen fighting for their country's rights in South,, Africa.    It. appears,   however,  that this pa per. has not been able  to successfully get  the soundings of the depths  to. which the  Liberal  Government of Canada can sink, when the opportun-  ity presents itself.  Visitors to Nelson are  at once struck with  the  immensity and great value of the  stocks  carried by  our merchants.    Indeed, some of the stores can honestly be reckoned among 0the points of interest to be  seen in and around Nelson. This is especially true of  the store of Mr. Jacob Dover, the jeweller, which is a  1 marvel  of wealth and beauty, and invariably draws  forth exclamations of wonder from the spectator.  Mr.  Dover, in order to meet, the demand on his resources,  has been compelled to largely augment his stock, and  the requirements of the Christmas trade has made it  necessary for him to reinforce his manufacturing  de-  . partment with the services of one of the most skilled  jewellers of Toronto.    Last year he  had to keep his  men going night and day to get through   with ^ the  Christmas orders, for Mr.   Dover engraves free   all  purchases from his establishment, and this year  he  would regard it a special favor if his patrons  would  leave their orders for holiday presents at their earliest  convenience, and avoid the rush.  Reports from the East indicate that  the blizzard  season has been successfully inaugurated.  The need of a school in which children may receive all the benefits of a higher education is one, of  t.'ie pressing requirements of Nelson. The Economist has heard of several instances, where parents  have been compelled to send their children East to  school, simply because they had advanced beyond  the branches taught in the lojal schools. In' the absorbing pursuit of money-making incidental ,to life in  After all Boer strategy is merely persistent non-observance of the rules  which  govern  civilized nations in ca.ryingon warfare.  The famine now raging in India may develop into  one of the worst with which that country has ever  been afflicted.  :<m  1   /a  '    ll  ' fe'l  Mi  I  ���1  ll  I*  ill  if  m  m  i  - ���'  iffl  ,iJJ5SiV\?.v��l  Sffi  ���mtfiriM "ST*.! EVENTS AND GOSSIP  u^pHOSE Yankee Sunday. papers drive me  JL crazy," remarked a married womanthe other  day. - "Why?" I asked, "it seems to me that they-  contain a great deal-that is interesting, if not always  strictly truthful." "Yes," said she, " but they are so  enormous fhat' you can never ,get through with it  all. And really I do not like the prominence given  to the details of salacious-divorce cases. My husT  band brings home one of those Sunday papers every  Saturday night; to read the following day, and.quite  frequently my daughter, devotes a great portion of  the time that should ��� be given to devotional exercises reading the reports of divorce cases and other  sensational stories that should not be read by young  women  ��>  There is miich truth in this accusation. Too  often the'readers of,the daily newspapers are treated  to reports of scandalous- proceedings and revelations  of divorce cases. That the papers, should publish  the nauseating facts as revealed in the divorce courts  is a proofthat there are readers, and not a few, who  relish the dish and therefore the editors are mere caterers to a-depraved taste. There are,.however, some  .readers, especially . fathers and mothers, who love  their children ' and wish them to remain untainted,  who would prefer, cleaner newspapers. Probably  those anxious"parents do not take  the proper means  " of preventing the evil by dropping the offensive  sheets. If the people . who respect themselves and  wish to keep the home atmosphere.pure, were to discontinue buying the papers, that, menace to poison  the souls of their children,   the   editors would  soon  : come to terms and offer ' healthier food for reading.  All this anent the duty of parents about the supply of  '  reading matter for the.children,   although important,  is only said en passant.  -; I am of the opinien that other remedies, too, are  required to improve1 the .conduct and- style of the  "d-iilies" whose aim is not so much to enlighten the  reading population and to guide them by solid principles, as to satisfy the craving for the sensational.  The first requisite-would be the removal of the  causes of the sensational, that is, of crime. Now, as  divorce seems to have apeculiar quality to please, I  conclude that the" shortest way to stoptbe sensational  reports on this delicate subject would be to prevent;  ���divorce, if hot.altogether, at least as much as possible But the very/people who .ought to deplore,  and no doubt, do deplore.the evils of this peculiar  form of moral leprosy, not only do not prevent it,  but 4aelp. to spread it. How so ? By.the taciht^  they afford for hasty marriage contracts. The following is a case in point.   , ,'-  A certain   gentleman  went to a neighboring town  to attend some kind of entertainment.    There he met.  3 young woman whom he had never seen or heard of  before. The man indulged too deeply in wine; and  it is doubtful if he recovered from his debauch on the  day following. Nevetheless, while in this inebriated  condition he proposed to the young woman he had  met on the occasion referred to and.was accepted, and  they.were married by a clergyman.  ���  How, in.the name of.morality, can any. responsible  man be witness to.such a contract, and why are there  not laws enacted that, will give better guarantees for  the preservation of such a sacred, contract' as'.matrimony? To cap "the climax, this disgraceful affair  was described in ,a newspoper in a lyric strain, and  was presented'to the public as a"happy, romantic  event. '.       ��� -        ' ��� -  There are too many cases of sudden love' affairs  that terminate in the ."knot" being tied" by very complaisant olergymen-without the least inquiry as to the  antecedents of either contracting party, without, the  slio-htest concern as to-whether either one. or both  might,have been already married, or- might be inclose relationship, and many other obstacles to a decent, not to say .a Christian marriage. How can any  one, seeing the irresponsible action of those who  ought to know better, wonder at the frequency of.  ��� divorce and over the reeking corruption which divorce courts reveal ? * The tree is no more surely'  known by its fruit than the fruit by its tree ; from the  thistle we do not expect figs/ nor from, the .thorn  grapes.  Quite recently it was stated iri an Eastern Canadian  newspaper that previous to the'departure ofthe contingent for South Africa young women .walked  boldly into the street and kissed the men in uniform.  Thus it is seen.that osculation is no  longer regarded  ���sacred, even in the God-fearing cities to the East of  us. But apart-from-the holiness of the observance of  this custom, it is curious to note that kissing has  been put to strange uses since its  invention.    Adam  ��� called the dormant Eve to life by a kiss ; Judas betrayed his Divine Master by a kiss ; Marc Antony  bartered away an empire for   a kiss; Othello ;kissed  - Desdemona and then murdered her -Napoleon kissed  Josephine   and then -divorced   her,; and   Werthier  ��� kissed Charlotte and then blew his brains out.  Some spiteful man once said that when a woman  contemplates the ���'���commission, of an unlawful act she  looks contrite, and; a clever woman retorted ; "Yes,  and when a man has it in his mind to be particularly  mean or disloyal he begins with a kiss." The kiss  has ever been endowed with a most subtle and mysterious potency.: 'Making for good or evil in about  equal proportions, no matter whether like the Magdalene's it falls upon the feet, or like . Penelope's on ii��.,^.*^��.'H,t.fcw>^.vi.H.^>JfTirtt;flfa^AMv^^  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ��� j-  ,v  ri  I  4?  ���f  *  the cheek, or Phryne's on the.lips, whether it be like  Juliet's, "a long, long kiss, a kissof youth and love,"  or like Hero's mixed with the double salt of tears and  sen water, whether it smell of "bread and butter," be  flavored like the heifer, with the odor of crunched  flowers, or give off the strong and  heavy perfume of  i1  musk or patchouli.  The fact will intrude itself that the women nowa  days are growing more impressionable, and the good  old sacred kiss of our maternal ancestors has been  supplanted with the promiscuous osculation of our  young women. And it is riot such kissing as the  Russians , practice, either, to wit, setting the lips  against the cheek, no it is the kiss by which four lips  are set in . delicious parallel, and two souls flash  across the velvet ridge. Such was the kiss;that cost"  Menalaus his queen, Cleopatra her kingdom, Fran-  cesca her life, Sappho her reason, and Marguerite a  murderer's cell. . The indiscriminate kissing ofthe  present day begins in the nursery; later takes on the  smell, of bread and butter'; later still is flavored with  chewing gurri and slate pencils ; later still is mingled  with cheap perfume of the poor young man in his  first romance, or with the cologne water of the country beau. It used to be that a )'-oung woman only  permitted 1 er fiancee or a near relative to kiss her ;  but now all this is changed. Now the young lady kisses  all comers, and laughs as she ex-uses herself by saying, "it is all in the game." It is no longer the  divine acknowledgment of two souls with but a single  thought, two hearts that beat as one. 'Tis true, 'tis  pity and pity 'tis 'tis true. " When the }'oung women  and young men of the day place the same estimate on  the value ofthe kiss as the young women and young  men did a century ago, there will be a less number of  divorce cases, and the newspapers will not find it profitable to dish up a sensation every day for the breakfast table.    ,  After all, reading is about as important a matter as  eating, when you come to think aboutjt. We feed  the brain in rather a childish way, though, even the  best of us. If we were to revei"take the time to sit  down to a well ordered dinner, day after day, but just  snatch a pickle, a piece of candy, and occasionally  swallow a box of cloves and pepper, we'd have fine  constitutions after a time. I think dyspepsia would  attack us before 24 hours had sped. Yet most people  feed their brains in iust about that way. What do  you read? Are you women who aresaid to represent  the culture of the city pursuing a course of study ?  You eat beef for every meal, every day in the week.  Beef and nothing else will never, make you healthy.  You women who are in professions���teachers, physicians, singers, elocutionists and many others, you are  reading in your own lines with a sort of morbid feeding on bread arid cheese with an occasional lapse into  pickles and candy. You society women are better off  than-any of these with your latest fiction and leisure  for magazines. But none,of these are right. The  mind demands a diet which is  as  varied   as possible  with always the meat and the bread for a' basis. In  other words read history and fiction continually, for  in that one finds the record of all life, objective r and  subjective. The short breezy stories, richly worded  poems, funiiyisms, and so on are the sweets and  spices of our mental diet. Physical science and mental philosophy inake the iron which our nature demands if we would be better than flabby good-for-  nothings. We "can never ^properly analyze and  assimilate food, our mental life will never be healthful  arid aggressive without this important addition to the  menu. And then the salad is found in the biogra-  phies and essays which enrich English literature.  Perhaps you are a college woman ; but that does not  afford a reason for your not giving your mind a good  repast once a day. , What, every day all these things?  Why not, with 10 or 15 minutes to a course.  Will Rising,,,who heads the comedy .company that  appears at the Nelson, Opera House next Monday  night, has a record both as an actor and an operatic  singer. At one time he was one of the most popular  singers on the London operatic stage: Again he has  played the leading parts in several of the best farce  comedies that have visited, the coast. His versatility  has long been a topic of comment with the dramatic  profession. Included in the company Mr. Rising will  bring here will be Miss Kemble, the young lady who  was so popular with the Metropolitan Opera Company.  There will be presented the opening night, ' The  Turkish Bath," a musical comedy, and the following  evenings of the week will be devoted to farce comedies and popular versions of the most famous operas.  The length of Mr. Rising's engagement will depend  altogether on the patronage. P.O.  Nelson had its first fall of snow yesterday.  Greenwood will give the C. P. R.   excursionists a  big banquet.  The exports from Nelson for the month of November amounted to $86,266.  The visiting merchants from the coast will be entertained in Nelson next Saturday night.  The amateur minstrels will give their first performance at the Nelson Opera House to-night.  Joseph Martin, being interviewed at Rossland  Monday, supplied the cheering information that the  Semlin Government would be defeated, when the  House meets in January.  Owing to the stenographer's notes not having been  yet extended, Mr. Justice Martin will not" hand down.'  any judgment in the cases of the City of Nelson vs  Traves and of Traves vsthe  City of Nelson at the  present sitting of the Supreme Court.  is&i  V^ :�����"; 8 8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  CURRENT   COMMENT.  1 Golden   Cariboo.  (Victoria Colonist.)  Certainly ^f, what Mr. Ludloff advances is proved to  be well founded a wonderful, future is before the Cariboo district. For a number of years most people have  been looking forward to-some great discovery of gold-  bearing rock iu Cariboo.    No one has been willing to  believe that where such phenomenally rich placers existed, paying gold-bearing t rock would not be found  There is nothing  intrinsically  improbable, therefore,  in what Mr. Ludloff says, but quite the contrary. We  feel confident that the energetic prospectors of "British  Columbia will next year  give  sufficient'attention to  Cariboo to either establish the correctness of' the new  ��� discovery beyond cavil,, or demonstrate that Mr. Lud-'"  lofF has generalized from  insufficient  premises.      If  the result proves to be the former,' Cariboo will stride  to the front with a speed that will challenge the attention of the world.  commands not only the highest respect and esteem of  those who have been in'his immediate employ, but of  the public also. The new manager possesses'the indomitable energy and goaheadedness that are charac-  acteristic of the whole of ihe" Canadian Pacific RaiK  way Company's telegraph" officials, which bespeaks for  him a bright future.  Tarte's   " Dear Country.''  (Vernon News.)  The Toronto Globe comes  to  the   rescue of   "the  Master of the Administration "   in the  following un-  , fortunate-words :      "When and where did Mr. Tarte  say that he was a,Frenchman before he was a Briton?  We certainly have no knowledge   that   he  made any  such statement.      It would unquestionably be an im-  . .proper utterance  to  come  from a   Miuister   of   the  Crown in a  British  Colony."      Why  not  ask   Mr.  Tarte whether he made the   "unquestionabjy  improper utterance" or not.   .   He has been accused of   it a  hundred   times' and has not denied it once.      At the  banqnet to  Mr.   Herbette,   at the   Windsor   Hotel,  Montreal, on    Monday, October   9, Mr. Tarte nsaid :  " I return from France, where I received the care that  French science can give-and I return to Canada more  French than ever.    I am a Miuister in a'British Government and I have the right to say that I am French.  But I tell you this, if to declare myself a British subject would prevent me being French then I would refuse to call myself a British   subject.      We inakf no  threats, as the ballot box is our best defence.- We are  happy and free under British institutions, but France  is always my dear country."  o Irish Soldiers' Bravery.        -'-���"   .".  ,    ���- (Frank Richards in Vancouver WorM.)  When Riidyard Kipling came out of   the delirium  which had existed so many weeks  during  his illness,  he asked : ���    " Has anyone-called ?" , ��� This was the  modest inquiry of a man at   whose bedside "the whole  world had been watching.      In  reading through the  telegrams to.-day one sees the Dublin  Fusileers* mentioned in nearly every paragraph.      The   brave Irish  soldiers have ever been tu the front.      Their courage  and dash are one of the strongest pillars of the" British*  Empire.      It is needless to remind ourselves that our  bravest and   greatest   generals   have been Irishmen.  Without .depreciating   in   the   smallest   degree the  splendid valor of-the Scotch and English regiments, 1  would like to say that   whatever .this   terrible,, war  brings forth, it should bring about a better feeling between the English and Irish   people.      Let us all resolve to grant all we can to' so   brave, generous   and.  warm-hearted people.    Among them are some of cm-  best and   most   hospitable   friends.    ��� Let us give to  them every   privilege we possess , ourselves and then  ' we shall always have   their   strong   arms and warm,  brave hearts iu our   hour  of   need, which   we shall  surely meet as we travel down the ages.    I am totally  ignorant of politics, but   as   an  Englishman I would  like to see our Irish friends   treated   handsomely for '  the sake of their brave sons.    When we read of' their  deeds we are unmindful that the Fenians have called.  C. P. R. Policy.  (Montreal Witness.)  The appointment of Mr. James Kent, superintend-  ' ent of the eastern division  of   the   Canadian   Pacific  Railway Company's telegraphs, with headquarters in  this city, to the position of manager of telegraphs for.  the, same, company, vice C.R. Hosmer, elected to the  board of directors, is  another instance ��f the  policy  pursued by trie executive of   that  great  company in  recognizing, the ability of and promoting its 'own officials and employes without seeking outsiders.  In Mr. ,  Kent, who has. gradually'-risen step by step  from the  position of messenger,   check   boy,   operator,   night  chief, wire   chief, chief operator;���������.superintendent,' to  that of manager, the company- has a   gentleman who  New Way to Pay Old Debts.  (London .Empire.)  If the burdens of this war are   to be borne  by   the  British taxpayer, Canada should pay the cost of the  Transvaal contingent to the last cent, says a  leading  Canadian journal.      It will be different if the British  government   proposes   to   tax" the   property in1 the  Transvaal, especially the   gold  mines  in   the Rand,  with the cost ofthe campaign.      Canada  should not  want a dollar out of the pockets  of the   British taxpayer, but the country need not object to any recompense which may be offered  from   the  proceeds of a  tax upon the Transvaal goldfields.  .���What are.Canadians Fighting for Anyway ?"  (Ottawa Citizen.)  .Canadians went into the war out of a high p'riuciDie  of loyalty and desire to do its share in building up  empire. However, if there is going to be. a dividend  out of the gold and diamond mines,to cover expenses  there is really no reason why Canada, should riot receive back her money spent on fitting out the expedition. ; If the money was to'icome out of the conquered Boers it would be different, but no one will ���  feel much compunction at  making   the money grab- .  # AujjteMi&a*��z��aiiiut.  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  9  .-<, i  M   <���.  'ft!  bers ofthe Rand pony up. These were the men who  lured Jameson's brave troopers into the Transvaal  and then funked and let him be. surrounded and cut  up by the Boers. These are the mem who are now,  most of them, refugeeing at Cape Town and weeping  over their table d'hote dinners, at the prospective loss  .of dividends, while their clerks, overseers and miners  are fighting in the ranks of the Imperial Light Horse  arid other corps recruited from Johannesburg. Canada did not go into the war for mercenary reasons, but  if the expenses of all the troops are ,to be paid she  might as well stand,,in on the division.  , '  martial soul could desire. Physically and mentally  the Canadians will be as fine a regiment as serves under the British colors in South Africa. They are  young in military experience, but they are veterans  compared to the veterans of the irregular forces which"  are well up on the line of battle in Natal. Britain is  hard pressed just now, and there need be no surprise  if circumstances compel the authorities to order the  Canadians into the thick of the fight without further  training.       -  About the Size of It.  (London Advertiser.)  The Ottawa city council has decided  to  submit to  e  the ratepayers,a proposal to reduce the number of  aldermen by one-third and make the term of office  two years instead of one. It is a very mild dose of  reform, but it is good as far as it goes.  Hardy's Direct Taxation.  (Montreal Gazette.) <  Toronto's assessment this year is $124,932,762,  compared with $126,676,608 last year. The decrease  of one and three quarter million dollars is not due to  any retrogression in the city, but to certain provincial  legislation. Property has been exempted from civic  burdens in order that the government might tax it  itself.  No Fear of  Disgrace.  -  - - (Toronto Telegram.)    ' __  Canada's volunteers are safely past the perils of the  ,sea, anil the country prays that they may each one  pass as safely through the perils of the land.;, There  is no fear that the Canadians will dishonor their country by any lack of discipline or courage. They did  not enlist for a picnic. Their experience in Africa is  likely to prove as arduous and dangerous as .the most  Enjoys a Competence. '  (Fernie Free Press.)  Next to Queen Victoria, the Prince of Wales has  cost England more money than any other member of  the royal family. Since 1863, the year in which he  attained,his majority, he has drawn from the country  nearly $ 15,000,000 When he became twenty-one he  came into, accumulated revenues of the Duchy of  Cornwall, amounting to $3,008,605.    Since then, the  n  Special Sale of  Millinery . . .  Fred Irvine & Co.,   Spec��lSaleof  1 Carpets . . * .  fc -trrraw hijuihi  32 BAKER STREET.  DRY  GOODS ANNUAL FALL SALE  Commencing Wednesday, November 22  ***T~y^T"irmidin<wiiini  argains==In  Every  Depart men t==Bargains  JCSLM.^-#T-M..��rnfr>  ^���^"������T^scxariwcBfcMjasa  Dress (roods, in Navy and Black, I Ladies'French Kid Gloves, every j Carpets in Tapestry, Brussels, WN-  aII woo!, stonn series. Sale price, I p tir guaranteed; worth ��1.50, for E ton, Velvet and Axm'inster at ex-  35c per yard. j     ��1.00 ti pair.- J      treiuely low prices.  FrtSu?MM?^ L,jdies; and .Children's Hemmed ! chenile and Tapestry Curtains from  bin. .1  s Costumes at. Hal    Pice.  I      Handkerchiefs, hom 5c up. $2.75 a pair.  Ladies'  Jackets   uml   Mantles  less \ T. ���  ,,      rn 5  than ,*,st.. I L����;;��   R;'H*��'   l��wel.n-  from oc a     wmte Woo, Bluilkets from $2.00 a  White Saxony Flannel  at  20c  per !     "' ,'" 1      pair up.  yard. Checked Linen Glass   Toweling 5c i  ���vxr'i ���(.   /1    *.      im 1 a va'-d no "        I Larure-Size   Wool    Comforts    $  White Canton Manuel at ocup. avu.uup. j s^  Firli-r h'Ium.mU-  in .* 11 ...j,,,���,..    j.o-.      White Linen Tahle   D.imask, 35c a 5  l^HH.i  l^lai.ml-, m all eolotn>,  40o.  ;     vtl,.,j ��� ' s White Quilts, large size; worth $1  / 11.: 1.1 1 ./��. .1     .......'  t r . * - ~ ' ' 8 A... nz ,.U  (children's Cashmere: Hose from 15c.        " ' 8      for G5c each  ^;i)airu^ Turk^H^^^  .White TabieOil Cloth, 25c a  yard. J     charge.  L.idies' Casliniere Hose '25e.  r ��� taagg*ggg��caft3Wg.*ag' Jw^WL'-ifCFiawa"���wm  iawjmt.����ri m mimam  Write for  Samples  s  We Especially Invite  inspection and Comparison of  Our Goods with Eastern Prices  Butterick  Patterns  'S  I   '/St  ! 1  1 M  It1  ,s����  7^^?wnF^^^ 10  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  V;  f?  l-v  ���i-l&ir:  n si ��� ,-  J73' ������;���  '.'S.^7:  \:l$  MI:  ft"  ;1     * ��  u 4 '���-  to. �����������   I:v.-..M.  ��.'���  !-7li  Ii' 'M ������  ' average yearly payment to the Prince of Wales from  the duchy revenues has been $306,160.      In addition  to this,   the nation   pays   him  the, annual  sum of  $81,080 as compensation for the abolition  of certain  ancient dues on tin coinage. .   Altogether  the rents,  and royalties of the duchy land  exceed $410,000 a'  year.    In 1850 Marlborough House was settled upon  the prince by parliament, the  public expenditure,.on  which amounts to $18,600 a year.      His  royal highness' military appointments are, of course, numerous, ,  the majority of them bringing, him  iti  a respectable  income.    Then he draws an annual income of $50,006  from his private landed  property.      On his marriage  in 1863, $117,275 was granted to pay expenses, while,  the princess, who brought no dowry, was  granted a  life annuity of $56,000 a year  from the Consolidated  fund, and should she survive her husband   this grant  will be increased to $150,600 per annum.  A Definition of a Gentleman.  (Aline Gorren in Scribner's.)   ,  The term "gentleman" always  represents the total  sum of a,few   qualifications  which   experience' has  proved to be most useful in the actual state  of social  life, and to-day it represents qualifications that, upon  the   vvhole, are   not   natural   artistic qualifications.  There are those who   will   refuse  to  admit  that the  conception of what a gentleman is, varies with different epochs and conditions.    They will assert that the  gentleman of a thousand years ago, of a hundred years  ago, is a gentleman to-day, and will   be  one  to-morrow.    As to large matters of ethics and conduct, yes ;  as to minor matters of behavior, no.    We decide that  a, man is a gentleman   by the  manner   in   which   he  "wears" in daily existence;   in  its   hap-hazard  and-  promiscuous  companionship  and  situations.    , And  social life at present is an . international   n flair.      Its  interests are, not confined to  the limited stages where  they would- formerly hare been   localized, but - move  over extended surfaces.      The, gentleman of   to-day  therefore, is the individual who best adapts himself to  prevailing circumstances by not stopping, the general  flow of things with an. intrusion, when   not  strictly  necessary, of   his own   personality.      He is the individual who puts.no  over-sensitive  valuation   on   his  personal standards/interferes  little  with   others, has "  the silent courage of his own conduct, but ,110 itch to  explain it, or himself, or to  impose  either  on a preoccupied world that has no time  to   attend  and  less  patience.  , This, in any case, may pass as a definition  .. Humphreys & Pittock...  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street,  Telephone No. 93   AH  JLeading  Newspapers  Agents for  Victoria Colonist  Seattle Times  S. F. Bulletin  S. F. Call .  Nelson Econom ist  7 Nelson Miner  Nelson Tribune  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail and Empire  New York Sunday World  Vancouver News-Advertiser  Winnipeg Tbibune  Winnipeg Telegram  Toronto Globe  And Other Periodicals.  TOBACCO  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  . AND  ��� ��� ���  ��� ��� ��� r rci> 11 ��� ��� ���  California Fruits  Received Daily  Ash, Lady Aberdeen, Lily Fraction, Minto  Fraction and Haddo Fraction MineralClaims,  situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.  , Where located :   On Morning Mountain.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, P.L.S  of Nelson, acting as agent for Herbert T. Wilson, Free Miner's Certificate No 21.909 A,  David*,T. Mowat, Free Miner's Certificate No.  21,718 A, and Malcolm Hcddle, Free Miner's  Certificate No B 11,611. intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to applv to the Mining  Recorder for "Certificates of Improvements",  lor 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 14th day of October. A. D. 1899.  John McLatchie.  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  Osier & Qurd,  Mines and Real Estate  Baker Street,  ...Over...  Bank of Halifax  Nelson, B.C.  Camps supplied on shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing bnt fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  E/& TRAVES,'Manager  # ���J^^tfl-'ffT'-Tf--l*-ni<'.^iir**^,J?iI*^^l'**-fc-fta*i^JbJ'"1 ril** *t^itfM'iiwBlltf'     ,,.fi~Q  >    >  %).  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  11  of the social side of what the Anglo-Saxon calls a  gentleman; and as the Anglo-Saxon race has spread  over the face ofthe globe more .extensive v than any  other and been brought in contact with the, greatest  number of .people's under the greatest diversity of circumstances, it may,fairly-be-considered no bad judge  of the.way to ' get through that complicated . thing, ;  modern life, with the smallest friction. .We. of the  English tongue, in short, believe that the. man' most  acceptable to his fellows, fill round, who least obtrudes  in personal intercourse, the insistent personal note.  Blair's  Defence   of Tarte.  (St. John, N. B., Sun.)  So Mr. Blair's speech is after all , a  poor  apology.  His denunciation of Sir Charles  Tupper  is vain, because the government is uow claiming credit for doing  the thing which   Sir   Ckarl.es   demanded   should be  done.    His defence of  Mr:'- Tarte's  position is vain;  because,he admits that the  position  was  in . the end  rejected by the government.      The  denunciations of  the insensate frenzy' of   the, press is vain because the  press that,is denounced is the one which brought Mr.  Blair's colleagues to terms.      The "claim that  if  tbe  premier were  denounced  for refusing  the corps, he  . ought now to be praised for sending it and supported  by all the people   for his patriotism is unique  in  its  audacity.      If  Oom   Paul, after he is beaten, should  offer the Ou tenders equal   rights  and . then ask the  British people to give him back absolute control and  credit him with just and noble views, it would probably be said that the time  for   him to  show, his good  qualities was before he was  coerced,     finally,  Mr.  Blair shows that the strong expression of loyal public  opinion in his own province has had its. effect   upon,  him       When the government  had to -deal with this  serious question Mr.   Blair  did not care whether Mr  Tarte.or the patriotic people had their way.      It did .  not concern him enough to  make  him  postpone his  pleasure trip for a.day or two.      But at this stage he  finds the subject of sufficient importance to demand a  large part of a long speech.  Pay Good  Salaries.  (Victoria Colonist.)  If one person has protested to the Cohmst that the  proposed salary of $100 per mouth for the Chiei^pt  Police is too low, a dozen have. We do not say that  a good man cannot-be got for that sum, but we are  very clear that a good man will be insufficiently paid  by any such salary. Certainly the citizens do not  want any but a good man. They do not want any  one who will be tempted to supplement his insufficient  salary in an irregular way, as can-very easily be done.  We suppose it would not be impossible to get a Lhiet  of Police without paying him any salary at all, if he  were allowed full swing in the matter of ''P^^f-  But this is not our real objection to a small salary,  for what we hold is that the Chie x>f Police of a city  like Victoria ought to be a first-class man and should  receive a first-class man's pay.  PLACE YOUR  With us, for now is the time.  We have the largest supply of Groceries,  Crockery, Etc., in Nelson.  USELESS    TO    MENTION  as we defy competition.  JUST IN TO=DAY:  PIGS FEET, ;?29��b'bs:kitiand  SALMON BELLIES, SE*jjG;!nkits  No. i  *   Labradors.  Special Attention_to__Mai8 Orders.  I  ��?! jf    ^* _^i /a. si   >����- ^as^s. *&"*&. "2v3c" is^xjis t��3  t . Postbffice Box K <&;W  ���Telephone "io  >aker Street   f  i!  1 !  I ,  'ml  I  jp  M  4  n  HI  ���I  ���t MtMjm a ��*��nftsBafwiJrTOE.*����*Mww������ t��  Ml  'r'5  i  "'  i  V  i i  TWO PROPOSALS  GEORGE HARBISON, an  elderly  bachelor,   always declared that no woman, however charming, could tempt him to  marry.      Yet   he Who  proudty boasted went forth one  day  a free  man and  returned an hour later the avowed suitor of two fascinating widows.    "Pride comes before a fall !" .  George was fonder of mint juleps than was good  for him, and one day he indulged so freely in the  fragrant drink that the world presented a new aspect  to him. Usually he looked out of his window and  criticised the looks and follies of womankind ; today  h��admired them, apd sauntered over to "a near-by  park to get a closer view.  u He had not been seated there long wheii a middle-  aged widow he knew came by. She was handsome  and buxom, and, as she reached him, the newly  awakened gallantry in his breast caused him to join  her in her promenade.  A spirit of mischief and coquetry caused the widow-  to finally sink down upon a bench in a sequestered  walk and motion George to join her. She saw that  he was intoxicated, but her vanity urged her to make  the best of the opportunity, as she had him at a disadvantage. Her gayety, her half-shy, half-daring  <glances, combined with ^ her physical charms, so  moved her victim that in a few moments he was lit-  ��� erally at her feet, pleading with-her to marry him and  make him supremely happy.      !' Do rise, Mr. Harbi  son, some one may be coming,"  she begged, a little  frightened.  " Not until you promise to be mine," , declared  George with the obstinacy of intoxication.  ��� " Oh, please, dear Mr. Harbison !'' she cried; really  alarmed lest the scene should provide food for mirth  toothers. V You must give, me. time to think your  offer over.v'  Thus ur^ed, he arose and clasped her hand.  " I will wait until tomorrow, but I warn you I will  do something desperate if you refuse me. Nay,  you must not refuse me���you are already mine." .  He was about to embrace her, but laughingly she  slipped from his reach and, in another moment he-  was alone.  He hardly bad time to decide whether to give chase  to his inamorata, when a"1 slender, black-robed figure  approached him. , The small, black-veiled bonnet was  set. lightly upon a mass of fluffy golden curls, the  gentle blue eyes of the wearer held a world of pathos  in their depths, which seemed to match but illy with'  the dimples which by a skillful manipulation appeared  constantly to play at hide and seek in the softly  flushed cheeks. When the young woman saw George  gazing at her, confusedly the pathos disjppeared from  her eyes.and a light of recognition shone iu them.  Suddenly George recognized her and rose with a  gallant bow. _ ,  ���   '" Do sit down and keep me company   a little v\ hile  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Yakima Mineral Claim, situate in tho  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District,.  Where located : On Sandy Creek, adjoining  Tough Nut Mineral Claim.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, P.L..S.,  of the city of, Nelson, acting as agent, for  Columbus M. Parker. Free .Miner's Certificate No. 23,056 A, intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a Certificate of Improvements, lor the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim. ..      ���   A     *.  And further take notice that action, under  section ;37, must be. commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  '   Da ted this Kith day of ()ctober, A. D. 1S9'J.  John McLatciiik.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  ^-1^^%^&^^^'^^^^^^%''^lr'!!B��^^^^ ���&*&S&&*&&'q/&WbW&'  URNS  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Meat 'Merchant  "East End," "Sunnyside" and "Badger"  Mineral Claims, situate in the Nelson Mining  Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located : On Toad Mountain, east, of  and near the "Grizzly Bear" Claim.  Take notice that I, A.S. Farwell, agent for  E.J. Palmer, No. 19,919 A, as to two-thirds,  and J. II. Wright, No. 23,012 A, as f�� one-third  undivided interest in said claims, inland, sixty  davs from the dare hereof, to apply io the  Mining Recorder for Ccrtifica'o oi Improvements, for ohe purpose of obtaining Crown  Grants ofthe above claims.  And further lake notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of siu'h Certificates of Improvements. |  Dated this 16th day of October, 1S99.  26-10-99 A. H. PABWELL.  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  f               ��� .   BRANCHES AT   .  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Vanansdal," he begged, gently taking her hand  and seating her. " It is the first time I have seen you  since"���he hesitated. " ,  - ", Mr. Vanansdal has been dead six months," she  began. "Oh, Mr. Harbison, you cannot guess how  lonely I am." The soft, blue eyes looked at him as  if pleading for sympathy, so that he was unable to  stand it. He possessed himselt of her hand and as  she did not withdraw it he stole his arm around her  slender waist.  What an eltciric thrill passed through him at that  moment. " Oh! On!" cried the young widow, softly,  " you must not do that. Only the man I will marry  must take such a privilege." -  " But I want to marry you, I am your devoted  slave. I have loved you ever since"��� Since when?  He stopped to ask himself, but alas his brain was too  sadly muddled to straighten out things for him.  The widow gave another soft, little cry.." "It's so  unexpected," she said, giving hinia glance that made  his heart beat faster.  ' ''But it's all right," George replied,rather incoherently. The fact was he was lapsing'into forgetfulness  already.' .* '  "Well, I'll send you my answer tomorrow; here  comes my carriage, I must go." With a charming  play of dimples she left him and in another moment  his head had fallen on the arm of the seat and he was  fast asleep.  As she drove out of the park gates Mrs. Vanansdal  stopped to take up her aunt, Mrs. Basset. "I've had  the most'amusing experience," she said laughing.  "I've had a proposal in the park."  " How very odd !" exclaimed her aunt ; I also was  honored by the offer of a man's hand and heart in  'shady lane; scarce a quarter of an hour ago."  " Why, that is where my proposal was made,"  Mrs. Vanansdal said. " I was passing a seat where  Mr. Harbison was sitting���" �� ,        ���  " Mr. Harbison?" cried her aunt, in surprise.  " He was my suitor, aunt, but in confidence,I must  say he was' slightly inebriated," Mrs. Vanansdal  reolied.  " He certainly was," the older widow said, dryly,  , "for'he had proposed to me not five minutes before!"  Neither woman's heart' was involved and neither  intended to'accept him, although both had been, desirous of,keeping him in suspense awhile "before refusing him, because of his reputation as a woman,  hater. '   *  The absurdity of the situation moved them to a  prolonged fit of laughter, after which they put their  heads together and formed,a conspiracy.  " It's q little bit mean, but he deserves it," said  Mrs. Basset at parting.  " Yes, and it may teach him a good lesson in. temperance before he,, hears the last��of it," replied Mrs.  Vanansdal.    " He'll wish he  had. never touched the'  rs  &  FN&3 *1f ��� RR  H * LelHUsJC    Oil'  ?"Ft ^  JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS  KELSON, B. C.  Fine Watchssla  .Specialty  THE HALL STREET GROCER  Family Gr c:-ries  Every Line Fresh.  ,-Fruit in Season.  WADOS BROS.,  raphers  VANCOUVER   AND   NELSON  NearThair Hotel. Victoria Street Nelson.  cLATCH IE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelsnn _ B. C  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Balmoral Mineral Claim,' situate in the  Nelsou "Mining- Division of West Kootenuy  District.  Where Locate : On the Hall Mines Wagon  Road, 1% mile    outh of .Nelson.  Take notic that 1, John McLatchie, act-  ingas agent for E. W. C1 levers ley, Free Miner's  Certificate JSo. 21,781 A, E. J. Moore, Free  Miner's Certificate No. :il,782 A, and Peter  ' Meegan, Free Miner's Certificate No. 21,783 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 ofthe above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 16th dav of September, 1899.   JOHN McLATCHIE.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  The Delight, Woodstock, Calgary and Atlantic Mineral Claims, situate iu the Nelsoh  MiningDivision of West Kootenay District.  Where located : On Toad Mountain, about  one mile west of "Silver King" Mineral  Claim.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, P.L.S.,  ot the City, of Nelson, acting1 ws agent for the  Delight, Gold Mining Company, Limited, Free  Miners's Certificate No.43 26,687, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, jibr the purpose of obtaining Crown  Grants of the above claims.  \ ml further take notice that action, under  section 87, mnstbe commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvement's.  Dated this sixteenth day of August, 1889.  John McLatcii ik;  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Drummer Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located: On westerly slope of and  near the headwaters of Rover Creek,  Take notice thai I, John McLatchie, P.L.S.,  ofthe City of Nelson, acting as agent for Rob-.,  ert Rennie, Free Miner's Certificate No. B  11,534, Benjamin F. Butler, Free Miner's Certificate No. 21,610 A, Olive B. Jones, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 21,819 A, and Thomas  R. Jones, Free Miner's Certificate No. 21,818 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 of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section37,must be commenced before theissu  since of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this second day of October, 1899.  John McLatchie.  CLUB HOTEL  Corner Stanley and Silica Pts.  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer, io cents  E. J. Curran, Proprietor.  Golden Eagle Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District-  Where located:   On the south side of Red  Mountain on Hall Creek.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, P.L.S.,  of Nelson. B. C, acting as agent for G. A.  Kirk, Free Miner's Certificate No. 88,385, 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 Gra nt 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 twenty-third day of August, 1899.  John mcL-atcihe.  Express and Draying  Having purchased the express and dravin  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. McArthur & Co's store, northwest  corneivRaker and Ward streets, will receive  prompt, attention.   Telephone 85.  GOMER   DAVIS.  Tinsmithing  umDsng  AND  Heating  Josephine Street  Nelson.  STARTLERS  IN I'KICES OF  ���AT-  Thomson's   Book   Store.  i  M  m  m  i  * r  i  ���i  ^MS?^^ 14  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  it;  ���j."  !'.���  ,\$  flowing bowl before we're through with him."  Poor George, who had been sobered somewhat by  his nap, wondered whether he had had a dreadful  dream or whether it was true he had done something  very indiscreet. What it was he could not remember  until his morning's mail.brought him, two notes exactly alike, save for the signatures. In these notes  Mrs. Vanansdal and Mrs. Basset, "after considering'  �� his proposal of marriage decided to accept, and he  could call that night at 8."  Absolutely terrified, his sluggish memory confirming his fears that he had actually asked both these  women to marry him, confronted by probable breach  of promise suits, George yielded to his unreasoning  terror and hastily packing up, fled the town.  When he returned six months later he   found both  widows married and learned of the joke they , played  him.    But they had taught him an invaluable lesson,  ��� for though he partakes freely of the cup that cheers, ���  , he passes by the cup that inebriates, which   so nearly  caused his undoing.  Greatly, Admired.  In a country p st office, the other day, a farmer received with his mail a large cardboard ' ube, about  about two feet long. On examination be found it  contained the two beautiful,, premium pictures, "Battle of Alma,''and "Pussy Willows." They were  greatly admired by all present and the farmer made  the remark': "I have been a reader of the Family  Herald and W-tkly Star for ten years; it is the best  paper printed and well worth five dollars a year, but  I get the paper and these two pictures- all for one ,  dollar." He i.iduced four others right there to subscribe, and they too will get the picture. ,  Frank Smith,' formerly of Nelson, was married   to  Miss Nanny Johns, at  Victoria, last   Saturday   even-  ���">g.  Chief of Police Jar vis, of Nelsan,   was  married  at  Revelstoke to-day.  The case of Vanstone vs. Buckworth was continued  in the Supreme Court yesterday, and resulted in a  verdict of about $350 for, defendant.  CANADIAN o  AND   S00 LINE  18.00  The Direct Route from Kootenay   Country  to All Points.  RSI-CUSS SLEEPERS  On All Trains from  REVELSTOKE AND KOOTENAY LOG  TOURIST CARS pass Medicine Hat daily for  St Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays forlo-  ronto, Fridays, for Montreal and Boston. Same  cars pass Revelstoke one day earlier.  CONNECTIONS  To and from Ronton, Rossland.  10 ex Sun, Lv.. .NELSON . .Ar. ex. Sun.10.40  00 daily Lv NELSON Ar. daily 21.40  Morning train connects for all points in  BOUNDARY COUNTRY  9  Evening train connects  to and from  Main  Line and   Points   North,  and   (except   Sundays)  from all Points in Boundary Country.  KOOTENAY RIVER   ROUTE.  Daily Str Moyie ,     Daily  23.00"Lv NELSON Ar. 10.20  Connects  Kootenay   Landing with  Crow's  Nest Branch trains.  KOOTENAY  LAKE���KASLO  ROUTE.      ,  Ex. eSun.              Str. Kokanee Ex. Sun  10.00 Lv NEl.tiON ....Ai. 11,00  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday % to Argent a  and return, leaving Kaslo at 20.00k.  SANDON AND SLOCAN   POINTS.  9.00.ex Sun. Lv...NELSON. .Ar. ex. Sun. 14.20  4 hours���NELSON TO   ROSSLAND���hours 4  For rates   and   full   information   address  nearest lodal agent, or  C. E. Beasley, City Passenger Agent.  R. W.Drew, Agent, Nelson.  W. F. Anderson, E. J. Coyle,   ,  Trav., Pass. Agent, A. G. P: Agent  Nelson, B.C. Vancouver   B. C.  Nelson Planing Mill  Doors, Sashes and Turned Work  Brackets and Office Fittings  Satisfaction Guaranteed   Prices Reasonable  COMflANDING ATTENTION  is   simply a   matter  of being  well dressed.  Those who >vear garments  cut and tailored by us 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.  - Baker S  <<g>  a   vi  J?"  mr  KOOTENAY LAKE SAW MILL  jo    Lumber,  5   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.  &  WWUMiUMMUUStetw^l  ,i��BWimBmiiMW��iaiMii8^^

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