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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. ' ' ,  1 1 (  Notice.���There are several hundred readers of, The  Economist behind in their subscriptions. No doubt this  is attributable to neglect arid all that will be required to  ensure a hasty response is this gentle reminder.     /  TN a few days another year will have been  ushered'  -*- " into existence, and we shall   have  entered   upon,-  the last year of the   nineteenth century.     The  year  which is now drawing to a close is perhaps   the   most  eventful one iu the histor3r  ofthe  great  Empire  to  which we are so proud to  belong.      The  war-clouds  have lowered and all   Britain   is   "mounting barbed  steeds to fright'the   souls   of   fearful   adversaries."  From every quarter comes the ciy that "grim-visaged  war" has at last overtaken us, and we are face to face  with a war problem that only wise statesmanship and  the inherent tenacity ofthe Anglo-Saxon race will be  able to solve.    News of a decisive victory would perhaps be the "most cheering message that   could  reach *  the firesides of the British nation.      Let us  all hope  "thatthe new year will not have  traversed  far-alone  the pathway of time before such tidings are borne to us  across the wires.  But to turn from the complex character of affairs iu  South Africa, let us repeat what has been said many  a time, that the last twelvemonths have marked many-  changes ail over the Empire.  It cannot be questioned  that in their  natural order of   sequence, every -year  has been a more important one in the histor}' of  progress than the one which1' immediately    preceded    it.  The spirit of the age is   upward  and   on.wird;   t.'iere  can be no standing   still,   for the  moment  a   halt is  called,  the   individual  or  the   nation   forges   to   the  front, which, in  the eternal  fitness   of things, is the  best able to take the lead.    But if it is a case of  "Let  them   take who  have   the power,"   the condition is  "What we have we'll hold."      ���  way of meeting promptfy and cheerfully moral obligations which came in your way? What have you  as office furnitnre and fixtures, such as pleasant manners and agreeable ways ? What kind,of a balance  shows up between bills receivable and bills payable,  as favors shown and accepted,from others ?. How is  your bank account and what is your insurance worth  on the books ofthe Great Record Keeper? In other  -words, with life as. your capital stock, what are your  assets?- �� ���   '  1 The best business man in the country only gets  his board and clothes for all his work and worry trying to make money for the sake of the-money itself;  and many of them lacking the commonest business  foresight, let grand opportunities pass every year,  which with their'success in money-making, if taken  together would-make life worth living. A- decent  love of money isr all right, as no sensible person  doubts the efficacy of it as an adjunct to happiness ',  but it is a fact that those who possess the most of it,  do not seem to be as well provided with it as one  would suppose.  Manners, customs, and one might almost say  morals, are only a matter of geography. What is  politeness in one-part ofthe country is gross vulgarity  *. iu another, and many of the things permissable in one  " section" are not 6n\y repugnant, but are marks of low  ��� breeding and bad blood iu another. The standard of  judgment is therefore somewhat strained. The assets  of the'man of business are not only the goods he has  on his shelves, or the accounts he carries on his  books, or the money he has in the bank, but also the  business friendship he has developed and the credit he  has established with the public, and as he closes up  his books on the last "day of the year, he should take  all these things into account. And it is the same  with the individual. Credit is best established where  the moral risk is most satisfactory.  . ' ,-.������.' '���.-���.ti ������      '.',..-... .'''.���'���  This is  the  seaso.1   of  the ye vr wlie'-i  the man of:  business naturally becomes.retrospective/     Given life  as your, capital stbc,k,' have you made 'a. yearly .invoice  and,rendered a satisfactory statement of your business  of late?     Does the/year's work show a profit or loss?,;  What discounts have you   been   able to  make in the  Assuming that business integrity is becoming more  extensively cultivated, let us  look   around us and reflect on the number of milestones of progress we have  passed during the year.      The indications are that we  /havereached','or are/rapidly ���'reaching, British Columbia's day���the day ot the Western country.     Progress  .began 'in the East, and with one  unceasing  purpose,  it goes t lie way of the sun. Official ''commercial'figures'  have demonstrated that in almost 'everyone of its':substantialinterests, British   Columbia   is   on the move  and the wise men ofthe. East are  continually coming  here, led by.the. star of hope and expectation.     They  are endowing us   vyith,  their  capital  and  enterprise  >���,.  \  4 ���J:he nelson economist  which, in addition to that we already possess, are  making for us excellent headway. Mining development is growing apace, aud with a change in'legislation the coining year should not only progress but  prosper. ' Unfortunately, during the year just drawing to a close, mining has been taking two steps forward and one backward, but in the face of ��� all obstacles we have made decided progress, and everything  that is undertaken by our people seems to have an  amount of real go that shows stability of"purpose.  Perhaps in no portion of British   Columbia are the  signs of progress more-manifest than in   our own city  '  of Nelson.    What was a  struggling ham et of a few  dozen houses a few years  ago, is   now  a   prosperous  city with hundreds of substantial business blocks aud  private residences ; miles of sidewalk.; ana a street car  service.    To become convinced of the stability  and"  enterprise of--our merchants, one   has only to  w Ik  ���*. along Baker street aud look into the   windows of the  rf stores.    We have dry goods stores equal to any You nd"  on the principal  srreets   of the  large Eastern cities  .jewellery stores, groceries, book'and drug stores boot  and shoe   stores, clothing  stores,etc.,   that  are  not  ' surpassed anywhere in Canada.     The Economist is  informed that the trade of the past few weeks has far  exceeded the anticipations of   Nelson   business men.  And all tliis has been   accomplished  in "practically a -  few years !    If the future be only a continuity of the  past, what may we not look   forward   to in Nelson in  the years to come T,  cm truthfully be charged with being either  non-progressive or lacking in nubiic snirit."    .   '  This is the kind of spirit   that  should  animate.all  aspirants for office.  Simply because a man offers iiim-  , self for mayor���does not necessarily imply that he is a  person lost to all sense of integrity and manhood, but-  we take it, rather that he is a. citizen, who is interested  'in promoting the welfare and advancement of the city.  ,, .Mr. Houston, as editor of an influential newspaper,,  ,   could have made bitter, remarks   about his opponent.  He has not done so.      This  is  to - his credit.     ��� Aid.  Fletcher entertains   all  kindly  feelings  towards  his  opp meut,,and has refrained from making one unkind  remark about Mr. Houston.      This  is   to Aid. "Fletcher's  credit.       Vituperation   aud   unjust   criticism  dwarfs public spirit, and makes honest  men   hesitate  about lending their  services   tS- advance   the   public  interest, and leaves only men lost to all sense of feeling to choose from.    The Economist, has before ex-   ���  pressed its preference for,  Aid.   Fletcher   for Mayor,  believing* that he would give the city a sound' business  administration, and it stiil adheres to that preference  and belief, but it-cannot let this occasion pass, without  express ng admiration   for  the  generous  manner in  which Mr. Houston, with a   paper at   his command;  has seen St to  deal   with- his opponent.    This paper ���  believes that Aid. Fletcher is entitled   to special consideration at���the hands of our- citizens, and we hope  to see him elected as Mayor of Nelson.      If the campaign concludes as it has   begun," much credit will be  due both candidates, and it will  be a  source of congratulation to Aid. Fletcher and Mr. Houston.  When all things are considered, the residents of the  much-favored province of British Columbia; and particularly the citizens of Nelson, have much  reason to  congratulate themselves on their present and prospect  tive prosperity.    Within  easy  reach   of the greatest  undeveloped mineral resources in the world, the destiny of British Columbia is assured.    As the distributing centre of the great mineral region the   future of  Nelson    looks c ��� particularly   bright^  and   that   the  fondest hopes of the people may  be  realized  in  not  only the year to come, but for all  future years, is the  sincere wish of all.  Almost with the advent of the   new year, the citi"  zeus of Nelson will be called upon to select  a   mayor  and city council.    Already   two candidates for mayor  are in the field, both being gen clemeh known to nearly every citizen.    John Houston has  twice  filled the  exalted office of mayor, and Aid. Frank Fletcher has  served two years ou the council board with honor aud  credit to himself and his   friends.      Mr.   Houston   is  editor of the Tribune and Mr. Fletcher has conducted  the business ofthe C. P. R. land office hi   Nelson for  several years.    As  an evidence of the good-will that  exists between Mr.   Houston,and  Mr.   Fletcher,  an  editorial in'the .former's paper Sunday morning pays  the following compliment to his opponent:  " Both candidate Fletcher and candidate Houston  are. in. the race on their merits as citizens of the town  that they have helped make  what  it  is, and neither  There have been many names mentioned in connection with the contest for aldermen.    So far, no public  declaration of intention   to become  a  candidate has  been inade by anyone; but it  is understood that dur-,  ing the next few days there will be enough candidates  and to spare.      None  of the aldermen of   1899 will'  again offer, with the  exception of Aid.   Fletcher for  ^ Mayor.    Generally  speaking, the  old   Board has no  reason to feel ashamed of the record made durino- the  year, ,and so well did it  establish  its credit with tLe  public, that nearly everyone composing it would be reelected, in the event of going before the people.    The  city owes a debt of gratitude to the Council  of 18990  Let us hope  that as much may   be said a >ear from  now for the members of the Board of 1900.  As The date set for the meeting of the Local Legislature approaches, curiosity is aroused as to how the  parties will stand. In no way can Premier Semlin  count a majority with Speaker Foster iu the chair.  The best the Government can hope for will be eighteen straight supporters, which means defeat. That  the Government anticipates collapse is best evidenced  by the efforts it is making to strengthen itself throughout the country, in expectation of an early election,  and perhaps the best proof that it will be overwhelmingly defeated in the event of an appeal to the country is the universal discontent with its policy manifested in every district of the. Province. No one believes that the Government   could  do  \yhat  is right KUM*SM��MffM*V4fcl  /  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  5  1.1  t  even if it tried, because its capacity for blundering has  been demonstrated beyond doubt. ��� The present Government does not now, nor never did enjoy the confidence ofthe country, and it only succeeded in getting  through the last session by securing the aid of traitors.  It is   lacking in those   cohesive   elements  that  are  essential to the conduct of a   Government, and to all  intents and purposes is a house divided against itself.  Its few remaining followers have received word to organize for an early election, and are now endeavoring  to carry on the work, with but little prospects of "success.-   As yet the Opposition  has  not   moved in the  direction of organization', which will further strengthen the position of those Conservatives  who   have declared for a contest on party lines.     The Liberals are  also organizing, and when the  time ' comes for action,  will take a hand in the fight.  Some night this week, probably Saturday, the citizens of Nelson will be'given an opportunity of listening to an address by the leader of the Conservative  party iu Canada, Sir Charles Tupper. For, about  half a century Sir Charles has been foremost iii the  political fights of his Province, and after' all these  years of hard work in devotion to the services of his  country, he is brighter mentally than-almost any  other member of the Dominion House of Commons.  He will receive a hearty welcome in Nelson, if the  preparations that are being'made by local Conservatives count for anything.  The accident .on the tramway last Saturday by  which a motorman lost his arm aroused much sympathy for the unfortunate man and the Tramway  Company as well. So far as can be learned the company cannot be held responsible for the occurrence,  as it seems to have taken all reasonable precautions to  , provide against accidents of this character. It would  allay doubts in the minds of the people as to the safety of the road if an expert opinion were secured on  this point.  ."��..,.  The concert giyen ' in aid. of the Mansion House  Fund left no doubt as to the strong patriotic spirit of  the citizens of Nelson. From beginning to end it was  a spontaneous outburst of enthusiasm, and when it  is stated that nearly $1000 was raised, the most striking evidence of the consistent loyalty of the people is  presented. The singing of the national airs was entered into with spirit.  The. proposal for the Dominion Government to  bear the expense of equipping two or three regiments  for service in South Africa is a move in the right direction. Canadians have long professed undying-  loyalty to Great Britain and her institutions, and now  is a fitting time to put such loyalty to the test. Great  Britain has made it possible for Canadians to pursue  the work of empire-building in peace, and now in the  hour of trial it is only right that Canadians should  reciprocate past favors by assuming their share of  responsibility in maintaining the integrity of the Em  pire that has done so much for them. By all means  let us send a regiment or two to South Africa at our  own expense. Canada is a rich country and this and,  future generations will not grumble at the increased  expenditure in such a good cause. This is a time for  action, not words. '  The Ottawa Citizen very pertinently remarks that  the mobilizing of the Channel squadron a few brief  years ago was an impressive., object lesson' to the  nations," and was laid promptly to heart by certain  parties that appeared, to somewhat need^theAdemon-  stration. The mobilizing of the reserves and the response of volunteers for service in , South, Africa and  the enthusiastic rally of the Australasian and Canadian contingents to join-the forces of the motherland  have impressively suggested the resources and solidarity of the British Empire. '     ,  THE SONG OF THE CAMP.  Y Give us a song !"   the soldier fried,  The outer trenches guarding^ , ,  When the heated guns of the,camps allies  Grew weary of bombarding.  The dark Redan, in silent scoff,  Lay grim and threatening under,  And the tawny mound ofthe Malakoff  ���  No longer belched its thunder.  There was a pause.    A guardsman said  " We storm the forts to-morrow ;  Sing while we may, another day  Will bring enough of sorrow."  They lay along the better's side,  Below the smoking cannon :  Brave hearts, from Severn and from Clyde, .  And from the banks of Shannon.  They sang of love and not of fame ;  Forgot was Britain's glory  ' Each heart recalled a different name.  But all sang " Annie Laurie."  Voice after voice caught up the song,  Until its tender passion  Hose like an anthem,,rich and strong���  Their battle-eve confession  ��  Dear girl, her name he dared not speak  But as the song grew louder,  Something upon the soldier's cheek  -   Washed off the stains of powder.  Beyond the darkening ocean burned  The bloody sunset's embers.  While the Crimean valleys learned  How English love remembers.  And onee again the fire of hell  Rained on the Russian quarters,  With scream ofshotniid burst of shell,  And bellowing of the mortars !  And  Irish Nora's eyes are dim  For the singer dumb and gory,  And English Mary mourns for him  Who sang of " Annie Laurie."      ���  Sleep, soldiers;   still in honored rest  Your truth and valor wearing;  The bravest are the tenderest,  The loving are the daring.  ��� Bayard Taylor.  3g^aimggBromim^MM^��MiJ^iimsi'i u��Wl,Hi'Wu*'��,*"W!S-1 *���  EVENTS AND GOSSIP  THE conflicting  reports  that  reach this country  ���from the seat of war  are  enough to puzzle the  , brain of the proverbial   Philadelphia  lawyer.      One  day it'is announced that   Lad\rsmith is   practically at  the mercy of the'-enemy, and the following day it is  stated that it  can   hold  out  for  months.    The   dis-  .patches last week from dw today practical^ contradicted each other.      It is  the  same  with, the news  ��� from Methuen.    It is reported  one  day that his line  of communication has been penetrated by the enemy,  and then comes the- news   that   he  is . determined  to  make  another  attack   and   reach    Kimberly  at .all  . hazards.     The   patriotic   Britisher  is   one   moment  cheering for the success of the "army- and  the  next  minute he is submerged in  sorrow over   the defeat of  the British, forces.      It is the same with regard to the  ' deeds of valor performed by the respective "regiments..  One regiment on occasions  appears  to   be  doing all  the fighting, and at some other "time it is another regiment.    The fact ofthe matter  is, much of the, infor-,  mation supplied from  South AAfrica originates in the  fertile brain of the ubiquitous war correspondent.  He  is sent there to supply news, and when the real article  is scarce he manufactures a little on his own.account.  Events have not moved as rapidly the last week or so  as the correspondent would like, so he  has  rcanufac-  tured enough to'whet the appetite' of the  readers of  the paper 1 e represents.    The  report  of a   battle in  which e a particular regiment   is   given- precedence,  should never be read with absolute confidence..   The  war correspondent.is  supposed  to rank as an officer,  and in fact  is   usually   attached  to  some   particular  regiment.    In   describing  a  fight, it is quite natural  that the correspondent should ascribe   deeds of g-ory  to the officers and men of the regiment with which he  has been associated.    Indeed, it  is   a legend  iu   the  arnw that the officers and men of a  regiment never  know what they have  accomplished  until   they  get  the papers from London.      One   thing is certain, the  truth, the whole truth, and nothing   but the truth, is  never told in the papers, audit is a fortunate mess that  enjoys  the  luxury of   an   imaginative   war  correspondent.  The habit of annoying Chinamen in the lawful  pursuit of their business is growing to an ahrming  ex lieu t in Nelson. I scarcely ever walk along Baker  Street in the evening that. I do not see a half-dozen  or so urchins running after some almond-eyed Celestial, pulling his queue and otherwise making life  miserable for him. I . am not an admirer of John  Chinaman collectively, but I must confess it seems to  me that he is a harmless fellow in his way'and should  not be subjected to persistent persecution at the hands  of miochievous and vicious boys. John has become  an institution in British Columbia. He has paid his  head tax and otherwise complied7 with the laws of the  land, and-while he is here he is entitled to the prbtec-,;  tion ofthe laws made and provided for all.  Moreover,  those boys who take such especial delight  In   annoying the   Chinese, are   treading   on   .very dangerous  ground. .  , In, Victoria and  other  British   Columbia  cities with large Chinese populations, boys know that'  in the event of their being caught tantalizing a Chinaman, and   brought   before  a magistrate, they will be  heavily fined, or othervyise severely punished  for the  offence.    An arrest or   two  in this connection might   ���  result in greater orotection to'the" Heathen Chinee"  from the pssaults of his persecutors.     There is a hint ,  concealed in this for l< the never sleeping eye ", of our  vigilant Chief of Police.  The humble architect of this, page "was jh a happy  frame of mind Christmas day.      Santa Cla'us, in the  person of Mr., P. J.r Russell of  Parsons   Produce Co.,  :came down the chimney sometime during the evening  preceding the festival, and left a large turkey on the  ,  table of the .scribe.     . The turkey was supplemented  with a box of cigars from Mr. Sims of the Kootenay  Cigar  Company.'      I have always entertained a well"  defined suspicion that the fowls imported'by Parsons:  Produce Co', into British Columbia were the best that  could be purchased in the Eastern markets, and   that  the cigars manufactured by the Kootenay Cigar Company were-superior to an}'  produced  in Canada, and  now I am sure my suspicions were  correct, for I sub-  .mitted both to a very critical test on Christmas Day.  {  $  Visitors to Nelson during the week must have  been impressed with the grandeur of the holiday display made by the city merchants. In no city in Canada could' more attractive window decorations be  found than was to be seen along Baker street. Many  of those displays were really artistic iu design aud  charmed the eye of the passerby. And novelty-and  beauty did not more distinguish the decorations than  the reasonable price- asked for the ' goods within, all  of which goes to show that Nelson merchants are determined to keep pace with tb/ times.  According to a Manitoba paper, the defeat of the  Greenway Government has been followed by a decline in the price of pork. The publication mentioned probably refers to blind pigs.  It should be a source of congratulation to the citizens generally to realize that in the course of a few  months the inhabitants of that section of the city  known as the East End will move to other aud less  conspicuous quarters. It may be that conditions in  a. Western town are such as to make the people more  tolerant of vice of the character merely hinted at  here, but it is notorious that the citizens of Nelson  have been more complacent with 'regard  to this  evil  ����M^IUUlllLlUP.MI����IIUiiM^^ ��� ��.���������.; . /���,  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  7'  than have those of any other city iu British Columbia. It may take years "before the injury already  done ceases in its effects, in the Way of, familiarizing'  youth with a vice which, if it must exist, should be  obscured as much as possible. However, it is never  too late to mend, but it is worth noting that this  problem has been solved by those who have most persistently fought against their own removal and  reaped the harvest of their own wrongdoing.  CURRENT   COMMENT.  Some time ago, in a moment of thoughtlessness, I  referred to the inharmonious musical combinations  arranged and perpetrated by the Salvation Army  band. I will now, if it is not too late, retract everything I said on that occasion; The Salvation Army  of Nelson has a band not equalled in any other city,  in British Columbia, so far as I am aware. ' On  Christmas Day the band of that organization' serenaded several prominent citizens/'and executed some  difficult pieces in a _ highly appreciative and artistic  manner. And it is not in music alone that the Salvation Army excels.' I have heard recently ' of several acts of charity performed by the Salvationists  that should perpetuate the fame of that worthy org'an-  izati��n for all time to come, and the best of it is, the  members of the Army keep their left .hands in sub:  lime ignorance of- the good works of their right  hands.  There are two or three works that could be accomplished by the next Council which would be highly  appreciated by citizens and visitors. One is the numbering of all the streets, and the other-is the placing  of signs at the street corners, so that one could tell  where he is at. I have no doubt many a good man  has gone wrong simply because he could not tell  what section ofthe city he- was in.  As supplying stronger testimony that Nelson is  certain to maintain its position as wholesale distributing centre of the Kootenay, the fact is mentioned  that many of the leading wholesale firms of the East  will in future Keep their representatives here the  whole year round to develop their trade. Their  transactions have grown so enormously that the Eastern wholesaler finds this the best means of keeping  in constant touch with his customers in Kootenay.  P. G.  Science and   Religion Agree.  (Hamilton   Herald.)  It seems that Pope Leo has decided, after, all, that  the twentieth century will begin   on January i, 1901.  And so another struggle between science and religion  has been happily averted.  Richardson Knifed Green way.  (Hamilton Times.),  Mr. , Richardson. M:P., editor of the Winnipeg  Tribune, seems to take a great deal of- satisfaction in  twisting about the big knife with which he has been  caressing his friend on. Thomas Green way under  the fifth rib.     ' '���:','  Sabbath   Desecration.  (Montreal   Gazette.)  The Ottawa police  report  shows that last year one  man was condemned for ^'bathing on the Lord's day."'  An attempt of an Ottawa man to clean himself seems,  by those who best'know Ottawa men, to come within  the category  of labor.      Otherwise  a Sunday wash  would hardly be counted a crime.  Warranted to Kill the British.  (Buffalo News.)-  In his paper La  Pa trie, Mr, Tarte, leader in  the  Dominion government/in praising a new French torpedo says:  "It is easy to  perceive  the .advantages  that will result   for France in   case of war with England."    In thus playing into the  hands of the  Conservatives,   Mr.   Tarte   shows   a   recklessness   that ���  courts defeat.  "The Princess Mary" is a neat little booklet written by Miss Inez Frances Brown of Minneapolis. The  little authoress is scarcely eleven years old, but she  has succeeded in writing a very interesting story, aud  she gives promise of doing even much better in future.  The Bank of Montreal directors have voted 2,000  guineas to the Mansion House Fund, and each director gives personally 1,500 guineas.  Begin the New Year by paying your subscription  to The Economist.  To You One and All  in j i iiyituHWiajuMMMMaaiwiiHLUMflggmffi  aMBaMBH^lMlMIMlUMlmaAauBWH^  ffiimi nammimMiWMwtMiiUiiuiMRiiJyiM^^ 8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  CURRENT   COMMENT.  An Outrage.  (Los Angeles Express.)  There have been instances of late where Irishmen  who have become citizens-of the United States have  nubliclv expressed, their hatred of England and advo-  c^d S men to fight for the Boers. The latest  instance of this sort of thing was at a meeting of the  Ancient Order of Hibernians, at St. Louts, where they  decided to start a movement to raise $1,000,000 to  JSfand transport troop-to South Africa to aid the  Boers Resolutions were adopted proclaiming t! e  purpose of the members of the order to do all they  can to bring about the "destruction and dismember-  ���^^tobritisli empire." ' This sort of thing has  reached the limit. When Irishmen came to this  country and became citizens of the republic tuey assumed the duties and responsibilities of citizenship m  , this nation. They are entitled to their opinions under the laws, but they are not entitled to abuse their  privileges by acts that will embroil us m trouble with  a nation with which we are at peace. American citizenship either means something or nothing, and Uie  American people are ofthe opinion, that when Irishmen or immigrants from any other foreign power  settle in the United States it is the interests of- this  country that.they must stand for and not seek to  carry out .their private feelings of hatred at the expense of the laud of their adoption. Resolutions, by  the Ancient Order ot Hibernians or ancient order of  anything else that seek to hit at a foreign nation over  the shoulders of the American people while hiding  behind the great and glorious privileges' guaranteed  its citizens by the nation, are. decidedly out ot place,  impertinent and insolent. Further than that, talk of  raising troops in this country to fight for the Boers or  any other people against.nations with which we are  at peace, closely, approach treasonable acts. Such-  people are informed, if they are ignorant of the tact,  thatthey live in the United States of America,, that  they are* protected by the laws of this������ country and  enjoy all the rewards .that come froin-that protection  If they have any gratitude they will study the interests of this country and. not see to wreak private  revenge.  Canada and the War.  (St. John, N. B., Sun.)  '    If a  second  Canadian 'contingent  is accepted for  South Africa, it  will probably be larger than the first;-  one.    The Canadian corps now in the   field is a good  one for service, but military effectiveness was not the  only consideration that the authorities and the people  of Canada had in view.      It   was   intended to signify  in a marked degree the sentiment   of Imperial unity, '  and to this end the corps was made  as far as possible  representative of all  the  provinces, and even   of all  paits of each province.'   As  only  one  thousand men  were wanted, and many thousands  were  anxious  to  serve, it was, necessary to limit the number taken from  any district. The. result' is that the whole Dominion has  supplied  a  corps   no  larger   than  could  have been  -' raised in this.comparatively small province.    Iu making up another  contingent it would be less necessary  to'consider localities.'   ���   The first consideration would  be to get"the most efficient men available.    It  ought- ,  to be true  that  the  best, soldiers  in Canada are <the  trained men of the  permanent  corps, and those who  have belonged to   these regiments       Equal to these,  and better for'the irregular work of .the South Africa  campaign, would be the,Northwest Mounted "Police.  We belfeve that these men would be as good   as   the  best of the Natal mounted forces.     What theywould  lack in knowledge of the  country aud want of accli-  matization they would make up in their long training, ��  as many of the Natal  men became  soldiers  for   the,  first time at the beginning of this war.      The  recent  -experience of Gatacre, and the earlier experience 01  White and Methueu, show the need of intelligent and  daring mounted men, good at'scouting and capable of  great endurance. It is safe to say that a force 01  1,000 men could be raised from the mounted police  and ex-troopers with capable western recruits accus- -  tomed to the same kind of life. The permanent force  could also be raised to a corps of 1,000 without taking  in many untrained men. With these could be sent as  many battalions of militia as the imperial government  would accept. The Canadian government could also  offer to garrison Halifax, thus setting free the British  forces now stationed there.  The bottle seldom does one harm  Till he takes out the cork;  The tongue to evil never runs  Till one begins to talk.  "I nave met this man," said the  lecral luminary, with extreme seventy,  "jfn a great many places where 1  should be ashamed to be seen myself  aud then he paused and looked with  astonishment at the smiling court and  jury.  Osier & Gurd,  Mines and Real Estate  Baker Street,  A woman's affection for a man  makes him conceited. This would be  unpardonable in him did we not know  that his  affection   for her  makes her  vam.  ...Over...  Bank of Halifax  Nelson, B. C.  f \  61  mim������wuh��mb��VUWMBB8B^^ yM^MMMMmMTOBiiUMi^^ LADY CHETSTONE'S PEARLS  ^^  i (T>E.RHAPS the secret of my success, as you are good  X     enough to call it," remarked the eminent detect-  tive, Reginald Mortimer, "lies in the fact that I  have never permitted myself to form  theories.    In  this  manner LJkeep myself free from the traps and pitfalls into  which a preconceived theory will at times lead you."  " Given two or more facts it seems the most natural  thing in the world "to attempt to piece them together."  ', " Certainly it is, and "that is what must be done. But  if you arrange beforehand ho\v you are going to join them  the odds are that you will make a mess of it. My system  is to keep each link in, the evidence seperate until I have  collected all that are to be found and then combine them,  not to chain each link together as it is found. Do you  remember the great diamond robbery in Hatton garden,  for which Robertson got 20 years? I had quite a series  of adventures in bringing that man to book, aud but for  the fact of a slight flaw in one of the stones T would, probably, have been completely baffled;"  " I remember the case to which you refer," T replied.  " If 1 recollect aright some time after the trial evidence  was brought forward .showing that the man Robertson  was entirely innocent ofthe crime, and he received a  pardon from the home, secretary."  ^ Mortimer frowned slightly.  * " I believe some such awkward contremps did occur,"  he remarked in a preoccupied manner.  A maid entered and handed Mortimer a telegram which  had just been delivered. Tearing open the envelope  he rapidly glanced at tlie message, and with a smile  passed it across to me.  I took it from him, and read :  " Lady Chetstone's pearls stolen. Comedown at once  and investigate, o, '., ' '  u Chetstone. "  Shortly after 10 o'clock on the following morning  Mortimer and I stood upon Hungerford,' platform, where  we found a carriage waiting to convey us to Lovedale  Manor.  A drive of a couple of miles brought us to Lovedale  Manor, a fine old .English residence, beautifully situated  in a wooded valley. At the the door we were met by  Sir Claude .Chetstone himself, who .received us in a very  hospitable manner; nor would he speak until we had.  partaken of the refreshments ordered for us.  " There is really very little to tell," he remarked." My  wife and I were at the county ball on the night of the  robbery, and returned home about 2 o'clock. Proceeding to her dressing room, Lady Chetstone removed her  necklace and placed it upon the table, intending to lock  it in her jewel case. This, however, she omitted to do,  and she quitted the room, leaving the necklace lying  upon the table.' In the morning it had dissappeaied.  There is absolutely no clew as to   what has become of it.  "Is it possible for any one to enter the room during  the night without passing through Lady Chetstone's  bedroom?"   he inquired.  " It is quite possible," returned Sir Claude. "There  are two doors, one opening into the bedroom, another into  the corridor."  " Ah, indeed. 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Write for  Samples  We .Especially .'Invite. -Inspection and Comparison 6i  Our Goods with''Eastern Prices''  :uctt;: \~.jr.:?:,^vzz3&j'rj"^j2Zxi.T>zxc  zzzis&��3z*a&&2z*xrtirz=3^  ' Bit tier I.ek  Patterns  $��@@$�����^@����@����^����4^����^@@��d�����^@@(^��$��^��^  n&JuniwuituMLJiJiranmfm  LUJItfJWUHiJVIll  lS*iMWW��lfflgttigL|t��Uffll 10  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  K  1A  u So far as I am aware they had all gone to bed, with  the exception , of tlie butler, who let us in, and M'lle.  Valerie, :the French governess. I do not know why she  was, up so late, but r recollect that as I passed the drawing  room I heard her singing"  The dressing room was on the first floor of the house.  The table, which was placed , close to the window, was  littered with the usual array of chinaware with which  ladies love to surround themselves. Near the edge lay a  half burnt match, which had evidently been carelessly  thrown down by some person after lighting the gas. This  match Mortimer at once picked up and examined care-  fully.  My companion examined the room thoroughly, u-ing.  his pocket microscope to peer at things which appeaivd, u>  me to have lio-.connection with the matter in hand. "In  particular, he spent quite a long time examining a large wardrobe which stood near the door���a curious,  old-fashioned thing with a lot of polished brass work  about it.  "   " I presume nothing has been disturbed since the robbery was discovered ?"  " Nothing has been altered.     No one has been  allowed  to enter the room since we discovered the robbery. I  thought it better to leave everything as it was until you  had seen it.  " That was right. ������And now, with your permission, 1  should like to examine the servants."  One by one the servants came up to the room in varying  stages of indignation and fear. Mortimer keenly cross-,  questioned each, asking a number of questions which  seemed to me to be totally irrelevant, but to which he  attached considerable importance. Among the last_ to  appear was the maid who had charge ofthe dressing-  room.  " It is your duty to keep this room in order, I understand ?" sail the detective, after a, number of questions  similar to those he had already nut to the other servants.  'r' Yes, sir, it is," replied the girl. ,  " Can you tell me when you were last in it on the night  of the robbery ?"  11 About 12 o'clock, sir."  "Ah, indeed.     And, pray, why were you   here so late  I understand that in,the ordinary course you would  have  no occasion to be here after 10."  " Well, you see, sir, I knew   her  ladyship wouldn't be  j,  i.  A<y  l.:0'   ** .'  I ���'..'���:>'  St.  STARTLERS  TN PRICES OF  W^all Paper  -AT-  Thomson's   Book   Store.  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 that I, John McLatchie, P.L.S.,  of the City of Nelson, acting as agent for Robert Rennie, Free Miner's Certificate No. B  11,534, Benjamin F,. Butler, Free Miner's Certificate No.y 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  anee of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this second day of October, 1S99.  ,        '        John McIjatchie.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Balmoral Mineral Claim, situate in* the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where Locate : On the Hall Mines Wagon  Road, V/!> mile.' south of i\elson.  Take, notice that 1, John McLatchie, acting as agent for E. W. Cieversley, Free Miner's  Certificate No. 21,781 A, E. J. Moore, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 21,782 A, and Peter  Meegan, Free Miner's Certificate No. 21.7S3 A,  intend, sixty days from the date'hereof, toap-  ply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 16th day of September, 1899.  ���  _____ '   "       l^HN McL A-TCHJE^  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Tiger Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located: About five miles west from  Nelson, near Eagle Creek.  Take notice that 1, Arthur S. Farwell, agent  for George 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 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 loth day of August, 1899.  23-8-99. A. S. Far well.  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  JOB DEPARTMENT  0  Prints Everything  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  Visiting Cards  enu Cards  Receipts  Etc., Etc.  ���At���  PRICES  COMPLETELY  F  Be Convinced.  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTIO!  VERNO  'STREET.A NELSi  m mr-mn** ^y^fta��wsarxf-inTtn-u.fc..   V-  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  11  ���Ztp-  .back"till the morning, and as I had to  go down  to  the  village I put off doing the room till I got back."  " I understand. I think that will do. By-the-way, do  you remember doing anything to this wardrobe?"  ���' Yes, sir. Her ladyship is very particular to have it  kept clean and bright, and I polished it very carefully.  It was the last thing I did before leaving the room,"  M'lle. Valerie was the next to enter the room. She  entered in a somewhat haughty aiid defiant manner, and  glanced at us in an indignant fashion.  ," You are aware ofthe unpleasant occurahce which has  happened," began Mortimer in his suavest tones. " I  should be pleased ' to hear how you spent the night on  which the robbery was committed���merely as a matter of  form, of course," he added, as mademoiselle's eyes flashed  angrily.   , G  "Monsieur, would you insult me by suspecting, me of  robbing my benefactress?"  ." There is no question" of suspecting any one at present"  replied.the detective. " It is essential, however, that I  should know the movements of every one in the house.  I understand ,you were in the drawing room when her  ladyship returned. When did you go to your own  room ?"  " I did not look at the time,, but it should be about 3  o'clock."  14 To reach your room you have to pass along this  corridor..' Did .you notice if the door of this room was  open or shut V"  "I do not know. -But if it had been open J would  have noticed it." "  "Thank you^l do not think there is anything else I  wish to asu you, and I again apologize for troubling you.  There is one thing, however���what is your height?" "  " Five feet nine inches," replied mademoiselle wonder-  ingly.     " Why do you ask such a question ?"  "O, merely for curiosity. Just my own height, you  know," replied Mortimer, bowing politely as, M'lle.  Valerie retired.  I went out into the garden and strolled aboiit for a  time. In about an hour I was joined by my shampion,  and together we proceeded to the postoffice.  I waited outside the postoffice while Mortimer went in  and spoke, to the postmaster. When he came out I  noticed, a peculiar smile of satisfaction on his face.  " Any more clues ?"   I remarked.  " Well, yes," he replied. " I venture to think that  I have now reached the joining together stage."  Reaching the manor we were shown into the library  where we found Sir Claude seated with a troubled look on  his face.  '���I have just had an interview with M'lle. Valerie,"  he explained. "She has given notice that she is resigning  and declares that she will leave the house, to-day. She  says she will not stay another day in a place where she  is suspected of robbery."  " Lndeed," replied Mortimer, quietly. " Where is she  now?  -Can I see her for a moment?"  " 1 shall ring and  ask her to   come here.     1 am   very  vexed that this should have  happened, for my wife prizes  her very  highly,  and  will   be extremely sorry  to   lose  her." ' :       ���      ' ,      ,  In a few   moments, mademoiselle   entered the, room,  'holding herself proudly and defiantly.  " M'lle Valerie," said Mortimer in his gentlest tone, " I  understand that you are naturally indignant at being  suspected of being implicated in the unfortunate robbery.  Allow me to assure you that for my part I do not suspect  you,,of being the perpetrator of it���I am perfectly certain  oftiiefact." ' "  The effect of the latter words was startling. Mademoiselle   turned   pale and   would have fallen   had I not  ^������������������^������������������������������������������^������^������^^^^^  ���  I  ���  ���  t  YOUR  ���  ^  ���  With us, for now is the time.  We have the largest supply of Groceries,  Crockery, Etc., in Nelson. |  I  SELESS    TO    MENTION    PRICES f  as we defy competition.  JUST IN TO-DAY:  PIGS FEET, !^iJ��:^- SALMON BELLIES, *��~kits-  No. i  *  Labradors.  ^  Special Attention to Mail Orders.  I   Postoffice Box K & W  ^A  Telephone 10  Baker Street  'VI ^���*-ilt>-^-*A*-^itJ�� Wffl^^  !&anjr��\*isuiLs-i -  n^toiBpaEty -ifcH j,** m Wi tffft"  ��*u*mn��M��".*>B.-��fc***,Aj.,,'*,'> *'V��--  4,  12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ���r��  *J  ft  .!������.  caught   her  and   assisted   her  to a  couch.     Sir Claude  stared at the defective in an amazed manner.  "Is this really t Ik: case?" he asked after a painful  silence.' " I cannot believe it. Have you any proof of  your statement?"  " In the first place it is evident that the robbery must  have taken place between the hours of 3 aud 10 a. zu. As  mademoiselle 'herself acknowledges, she passed along the  corridor after 3 o'clock.  "Secondly.     You will recollect the  burnt match which'  Was found on the table.     The room was cleaned   at   midnight by the maid, and the gas   was left burning, and It  was. turned off by Lady Chetstone herself when   retiring,  it may he safely assumed/therefore, that   the   mulch was  placed there   after 3   o'clock.     Furthur,  1   ,1'uid that the  match is of a peculiar make, and the housemaid is certain  there is only one box of the   kind An   the   house.     That  box was last left in the drawing room.     It has .since been  found in mademoiselle's room !  .     " Thirdly���Probably you observe the particularattenUon-  1 paid to that old-fashioned wardrobe.     It struck me that,  standing as itdoes so near the,door, a lady   entering   the  room especially   in the , dark, would be almost certain to  brush   against it. ,  Adhering   to   the sharp edges of  the  ornamental   brasswork   I   found several   pieces of  wool  which, on examination  through the   microscope, I found  to correspond   exactly in  color and  texture to  the dress  worn by mademoiselle on the night in question.  "Fourthly���It   is   a well-known   fact  that a lady   can -  never . behold a looking glass without succumbing to the  'temptation to look at herself in it. Lady Chetstone herself  confesses that on the night in question she did indulge iu  this essentially feminine trait.     Now the glass, which is a  very small one, was placed at such an angle as to render  it quite impo.-siblc fjir Lady Chetstone, who is rather  under average height, to see herself in it. On tlie other  hand, it was exactly suitedjor a person of mademoiselle's  height.  " Fifthly���From information received, I called at the  postoffice this morning, and find that on the day after the  robbery mademoiselle dispatched a box per parcel post'  addressed Jo M.Jules Valerie in Paris, I have wired the  postal officials -in Paris to detain this box, and I think, it  will be found to contain the missing pearls." ',  We were still sitting in silence when there came a gentle  knock to the door, and Lady Chetstone entered. In her  hand sh--hi-l i a beautiful pearl necklace. ...  "The   pearls !" exclaimed Sir Claude,   bounding   from  his chair in amazement,  " Wherever did you get them ?"  ,   " O, Claude, t have made a most ridiculous mistake. ' I  feel so ashamed of myself to have caused all this fuss. The .,  fact is, 1 found my necklace fastened to the dress I wore to  the ball.    1 must have forgotten to unfasten it, and in the   ,  morning I was so certain I had left it on the table   that I  never thought of looking at the dress.    [ opened the wardrobe a few minutes ago, and you can imagine   my joy   at  finding the pearls safe."-  With an effort Mortimer recovered his composure.  " Under the circumstances I presume you will not wish  to pursue the case against M'lle. Valerie any further,"  he inquired, turning to Sir Claude, " although, ae E have  shown you, it is a good case���a very good case."  As   we   walked   down   toward  the station   Mortimer ��  kicked the stones that lay in his path in a moody manner.  " At any rate, you have   found that a detective's life   is  P A A  %  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Yakima Mineral Claim, situate in' the  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. 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HEN you buy  OKELL& MORRIS' O'KELL &  Preserves^ M0RRIS  - Fruit Preserves  o( you get what are pure Britten Columbia  o< fruit and sngar, and your money is left at  So   home.  LoTHRnnrsuulslslsuuulsulsl slsislsuuislslsisisuisuisul&*.  Are absolute y the  PUREST AND BEST.  Corne in and   inspect  our   stock  of Carvers,  Spoons, (Jutlery and House FurhisliingSi  mporters of Heavy and Shelf Hardware; THE NELSON ECONOMIST  13  ���  not entirely a bed of roses," he muttered, reflectively. " It  wasa beautiful ease, too. If that meddlesome woman  hadn't interfered I believe I could have secured the conviction on the evidence. * But it is all my own fault." . As  T have, told you, a detective shoul'u never assume any-  ���thing, and I started right away by assuming that a robbery had actually been committed. '  MAYORALTY CONTEST.  stii  To the Citizens of Nehon ;r  In response to numerous roquets from businessmen,  property owners and ratepavers, I offer nivself as a candidate for Mayor ofthe City of Nelson at the approaching  ^���inioipal Elections. ���  briefly stated, my platfo-m is as follows :  '"elected, it will be .my earnest endeavor to assist in  e firmly establishing Nelson as the wholesale distn'h-  ing centre ofthe Kootenay���the position for which she  fcas been so admirably designed by Nature.  f In furtherance of this idea, I will continue mv consistent advocacy of the construction   of a   wharf winch  will  meet present and  future  requirements of  the  wholesale  and'othcr business interests.  1 believe that tin? city lias reached that sf:ure when per  manont street improvements have become an absolute ��>e  <;es.siry, and that the cost should he met, as far as feasible,  from current revenue and >hould the citizens see fit to entrust me with the office.of Mayor, it will he my aim to  carry out a well-devised system of street impruve'menls  ' it will be my policy to 'oppose  the borrowing of monev  unless Uiosime be used   fur toe increase or establishment,  of public works producing a revenue to,the taxpavers.'  I* am opposed lo any iiici'ea.-e in   the salary  of Mayor  which would necessarily involve a reduction in salaries-  now paid an efRcient.staff of officials, or an increased burden to the ratepayers.  1 am strongly in favor of maintaining the fire depart  ment in a position of thorough efficiency and would ad-  yise the adoption of n odern equipments, including a fire  alarm system and the purchase of a chemical engine,  which would effect a reduction in all fire insurance.  It will be my consistent policy to safeguard the taxpayers against any attempt on the "part of corporate bodies,  carrying ou business in Nelson, to encroach upon the  rights of the citizens:  , III my opinion a sufficient amount of monev should be  expended upon tlie parks of the city so that they will provide the citizens with recreation grounds and opportunities for healthful enjoyment!  On all municipal works my policy will bo to employ  bona fide residents of Nelson and to maintain the. public  standard rate of wages.   - A  I believe that the public schools ,in Nelson should be  under the coutrol'of the city, and that every effort should  be made to establish a high school in our midst.  In conclusion,' I wish" to-say that in the event of ray  election I will consider it my duty to share with the coun- "  cil tlie responsibility of the"civic administration, believing, as, I do, that the assumption of entire authority by  one individual id subversive of all constitutional government, whether municipal or otherwise.  Yours respectfully, ���  'FkankFletchbr.  THE MAYORALTY CONTEST.  To the Electors of Nelson: ' A -  [n asking for .your support-for the office of mayor at  the coming,,election, it is only fair that I should state my  views, briefly, on what are considered public questions or  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Minto  d  r-irtO Watches a     ���  fjAS!  THE HAL! STREET GROCER  Ash, Lady Aberdeen, Lily Fraction, Mi  Jn-dction and Haddo Fraction Mineral Claims,  senate in the Nelson Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.  Whore located :   On Morni ng Mountain.  lake notice that I, John McLatchie, P.L.S ,  oi .Nelson, acting }1s agent for Herbert T. Wil-  ?-?"������-JX^r Minor's . Certificate No   21.960 A,  il.���y Mowat, Free Miner's Certifieare No.  ^1,/lbA and Malcolm Heddle, Free Miner's  (.(���lMn.-iiLc No R u.oii. intend, sixtv days  srotn the date hereof, to ai.plv lo the Mining  -���xeeoi'der tor Certifie-ites of Improvements,  io��' the purpose of obtaining- Crown Giants of  i.iip .-lOoy.- cainis.  Ai <l further i;.k" no!ice ihat notion, under  section 37. must !-,��� d miiiL-ucod belbtv the  issuance' i siu-h Or- iiu n-* <>t Iinnrovoinpnts.  Dated this Uth day of October. A. D. 1899.  John MoLatoii!i-:.  Family Groceries  Every Liv.t Fresh.  Fruit in Season.  Exo  ��*e  Draying  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  Ms?-    N- M M  R    si-*.;* *  is 3 ��  \ II i  lass*:  \M ii ^ T% &��� o& ss. ^ &  < Having pui-ch .sr d the express and dravin  husinoss of J. \v. Cowan, we are prepared to  doallkindsof \V(.rk in this lin<-, and solieit  the patronage of the people of Nelson. Ordors  loit.it J). McArthur & Co's store, northwpst  conier Hj.ker and Ward streets, will receive  prompt attention.   Telephone- K5.  t��i A  siotograpaers  VANCOUVER   AKD   SELSCJ-i  N'ear i'nair Hole!. Victor;,! stiv.-t  Nei-.(il.  G  u  I M  aJ        t ft 5   -*.?   -j.- flu,   \,f   j j   g if,  j  DAVIS.  50   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  If*? n  as �� g=i* 6 a  Camps supplied on. shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing bnt fresh 'and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  r  AUr.S, Manager  mm j! on and  Provincial  Land Surveyor.  'Opp. Custom HDuseJfSiy.^.S.  CLUB  HOTE  Corner 'Stan lev ai  ���'.-*��� ii  Schooner Beer! to'cenls  E. J. ���-Cur-ran,- 'Proprietor;  ��� p^r day and i��{:.  Schooner Beer  Trade Marks  Designs -  Copyrights &c.  Anyone sending a sketch and description mnv  (julckly ascertain our opinion free whether an  invention is probably patentable. Communici-  tions stnctlyx!onfldential. Handbook on Patents  sent free Oldest agency for securing? patents.  Patents taken throuph Munri & Co. receive  special notice, without charge, in the  �����3��- J  Mnsmithins;  PI urn bin  A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Lnrpest circulation of any scientific journal. Terms, $3 a  year; four months. $ L  Sold by all newsdealers.  fflUMN & Co.361Broadwa^ Hew York  Branch Office. 625 F St., Washington, D. C.  ASiO  H'eatiri!  Josephine Street  '.-fyeLsoPi 14  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  issues. No doubt, during the campaign you will have an  opportunity to hear these questions and issue.-} discussed,  tor they are important, to thepeople of this municipality.  1. The public utilities owned by the city should be  maintained at a hijrh state of efficiency and the revenue  therefrom collected closely and promptly. The rates  should be so, adjusted that a fair profit over and above  fixed charges cm. be realized, for the city can no  more sell water and light at cost than can the merchant  the commodities in which he deals.   <  2... ' Direct taxation can only be kept low by limiting the  issue'of debentures. No debentures should' be issued.ex:  cept for the construction 0of 'revenue-producing public  ���works. A   , '. ���   .   .,  3. A beginning should be made this year at making  permanent street improvements. The'main business-  streets should be macadamized and tlie main residence  streets graded. , Sidewalks should be hud with Mime  uniformity, and not according: to thediilerent. idea.*, of  different officials.- ���A     '      ''  4. The steamboat interests centered, at Nelson-are  second only in importance to the railway,interests, and  the city should provide modern dock and warehouse,  facilities at which this business can be handled. The  docks and warehouses should be built on plans approved  by practical steamboat men, as the future growth and  prosperity of the city depend, in a great measure, on the  cost of transhipment of mercnandise.  5. I am opposed to saloon, expansion... There tire already a sufficient number of placi s in Nelson at which  liquor can be obtained at retail, and the number should  not   be   increased , until the city   h: sap filiation often  thousand.      t ' !  6. Public gambling is looked upon as an evil in  civilized countries, and whilst gambling cannot be prevented, there is no good reason why the {found of gambling machinery should equal that from the team traffic  on our main business thoroughfares.  - 7. None but general by-laws should be passed, and  when passed they should be enforced.  8. * Corporations that have secured franchises from the  city should be made to live up to tlie letter and the spirit  of their agreements; but in adjusting differences that  may arise there should not be any unnecessary friction.  9. The fire department should be efficiently maintained.  The best apparatus should be procured, and the number  of men in the volunteer brigade kept at the maximum, for  without men, mere apparatus would beuseless in times of  danger.  John Houston  jN  roTICB is hereby given that after the expiration of 1hi  _       from the date hereof we intend to apply to the Chief O  sioner of. Lands and Works at Victoria, B. C , for a lease for  one years for the purpose of quarrying Limestone, for sale an  posal, over the following lands, situated on the east bank of  Arrow Lake, about six miles north of ODeer Park on said lak.  about 600 yards due east from the shore of said lake, comp  within the following boundaries:   Commencing at a postinser  "Initial l'ost,'W. A. Galliher,., Frank Seide1 and Allan Forrester.  S. \V. corner, planted and loeated December 0th, 1899;" thence &n  north 20 elm ins; thence due east at right singles 20 chains; then  due south, and parallel to the western boundajy 20 chains; then  due west 20'eliaihs to the point of commencement, containing 4  acres, more or less. '  Dated this 12 th day of December, 1899.  W. A. GALLIHER,  FRANK SEIDE L,'  -  ' ALLAN FORRESTER  iTANApiANy>)  aPacific Ky.  SMD   S00 LINE  The  Direct  Route from Kootenay   Country  to All Points.  FIRST-CUSS S  RS  Nelson Planing Mill  a>.*.Tws��.M  Doors, Sashes and Turned Work  Brackets and Office Fittings  b' fr*��*w-ct��.a  latisfaction Guaranteed.   Prices Reasonable  On All Trains from  REVELSTOKE AND KOOTENAY ID  ��� TOURIST CARS pass Medicine Hat daily'for  St. Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays for To-  ' ronto, Fridays- for Montreal and Boston. Same  ears pass Rcvclsloke one day earlier.  CONNECTIONS  To and from Rohson, P.ossland.  7.10 ex Sun, Lv.. .NELSON. .Ar. ex. gun.]0.40  1S.00 daily Lv NELSON.... Ar. daily 21.40  Morning train connects for all points in  BOUNDARY COUNTRY^  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. 16.20  Connects Kootenay Landing with Crow's  Nest Branch trains.  KOOTENAY LAKE���KASLO  ROUTE.  Ex. Sun. ���   Sir. Kokanee Ex. Sun  Kl'.OOLv NELSON Ai. 11.00  Saturdays to Argenta and return, leaving  Kaslo at 20.00k.  SANDON AND SLOCAN  POINTS.  9.00. ex Sun. Lv. ..NELSON. .Ar. ex. Sun. 14.20  hours���NELSON TO   ROSSLAND���hours 4  COMflANDING ATTENTION  is   simply a  matter  of being  well dressed.  Those who wear 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 St. ileSson,  KOOTENAY LAKE SAW MILL  For rates   and   full   information   address  nearest local agent, or  C. E. Beasiey, City Passenger Agent.  R. W. Drew, Agent, Nelson.  W. F. Anderson, E.J. Coyle,  A. G. P. Agent,     I So  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and : Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson , Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street. (Turned Work.  Trav. Pass. Agent,  Nelson, B. C.  ��.. *jr. A . AgeilL, *3 ~J  Vancouver, B.C.   UlJoJULSJLOJUUiJL^^  *  ^i^uxKmtuMTOilW^MBR'W^fliiMMtMM^^


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