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EEBRUARY 7^190^  VOL. III.  NO. 30  ":, mz ���:y- :���::" "*-*������ y^^^^y^^mi^  ..1 the   ,/,,,,, s,u,m. II. t., in, ,K .,/. c���,%  Svbtcrip. g.yen an opportunity of so  doing.     A term   of im-  H;n;  fjjm }ter ������,,,,���>;  if }m;<t ���, admnce.   $i.5o. Pris������nent is not a recommendation for a man   seek-  C,,>;e,p,,n,Unc( ���� matter* .0/ genera! inteeett.rt��ptctfuUy '"g emP,0.vment, and being without means of getting  fAirite,!.    Onh,   article*,*/  merit   wilt ,,,  advertised  in ^0U^h aWa-V frora ������ bitter past, the   jail-bird is  iWc*,���, andtl.e  i,tle^^ reader, wi��� he ear, ^^^^^^^^^^^  , it t t "~ opay ana soul  together.     There   have   been  manv  ���My ?r��W ngnh* ^;/>W^ cases of this,  character, but the  reverse   side of   the  '****.**'. picture is more common.  NYnic*;,���There are several hundred readers of Tin:  Economist behind in their subscriptions. No doubt this  in attributable to neglect and nil that will he required t<>  rn.sure a hasty re^pome is this gentle reminder.  DUEI NO tlie past few   weeks   there have  been a  series  -of. burglaries'   -nui other  minor crimes  perpetrated in Nelson.      Indeed,   so far from   being  tlie   most   law-abiding   city   in.   British   Columbia,  Nelson Is now  euni ag for   itself the   reputation    of  being a haven for criminals,     A few   years ago, the  severity and certainty of the punishment   meted   out  to law-breakers had a deterrent-effect' on   crime, and  the criminal class gave -Nelson a wide berth. Latterly,  it has been the custom-to deal gently with  criminals,  with the   inevitable   result that   law-breakers   have  come to regard .kelson as a criminal's  Paradise. The  hardened   criminal .��� realizes that he   can commit .a  crime, which, in other places, would cast him    many  years of sec. usidn in one of Her   Majesty's   prisons,  and only be'con lined here''for a-few months in jail.  Of the men   undergoing   various  terms of  incarceration in the Provincial jail, fifty per   cent, belong  to the criminal class.     Thev are at war with'society  and ha ve no regards for the rights of societ}'.    Well-  appoiuted houses of detention, like our provincial jail,  are regarded only as  pleasant   places of re-ort,   provided by a beneficent government   for the   better accommodation of men   who spurn   honest labor   and  prefer to live by  the   profits of  crime.*    What is a  month or two detention in a   Provincial   jail to men  who have served sentences for nearly every crime in  the criminal calendar'?���  Indeed, so assured do the criminals feel on this  P>int, that when discharged from the jail here,' in-  ^'u\ of seeking new pastures, they tarry here and  .commit other misdeeds, knowing that, if caught,  tiieirpunishment will be altogether insignificau t com-  I'^red with their offense. The Provincial jail is  crowded with prisoners who should be in the peuiteii-  tiarv, had their punishment been made commensurate  with their crime.  We do not believe that eve��y man in jail is  vicious  at heart.      There are manv who, in healthy environ-'.-  meat, would become good men, and in- dealing with  these men, the greatest leniency is  urged.      It is the  hardened criminal   with   which   the authorities   are  asked to deal severely���the vicious fellow who, with  in a day from the time of his release,  is again on the  warpath.      Where the crime is a mild offense against  the laws and the offender is.not a hardened criminal,  the punishment should not be too   great, but   where  the offender is known to belong to the criminal class/  the punishment   should not -..���only  be of a   character  that would relieve society   of the   law-breaker's presence for a number of ye.'-rs, but should also be given  with a view of acting as a deterrent for others engaging in crime as a means of.livelihood.  Moreover, so considerate have the authorities been  in providing adequate and comfortable accomodations  for their guests, that a term in the local jail is regarded more in the light of a vacation than a punishment for crime. As a fact, it is not an uncommon  occurence for a discharged c mviet to fall into the  hands of the police on the day of his leaving the  Provincial institution.  One great trouble appears to be in the  discharge of  Prisoners without providing them with means to beein  1 e anew.      There are many men who leave jail with  Just now the city is infested with a large number of  discharged   prisoners.      They   are   hanging around  the third-rate   hotels and not one.seems,   disposed to  work.     Nearly everv nh;ht something is stolen from  private houses, and the police naturally conclude that  the perpetrators are among   the discharged prisoners.  They make -hi arrest and very often it transpires that  they gather iu   the thief.      But   that   does not   prevent crime      On   the   contrary,    when   it   becomes  known that the thief receives oaly a   short sentence,  others of his kin 1 1:1 *;ic mri^ai t > ste il.  It may be that other cities in British Columbia are  suffering from  a visitation equally as   serious as the  .v ������'���  v',vy..yy>.j  I  mm  mm  m. fi- fff -���������. rM-H Nf *  ifllftfi  JVIill'Sl  itffflSi m  A>  4*  *  tt*  **IH  M  I-<  la  ly.!  ���I'#ll'fV.f I-   '  if if il,  ly^ss'iysif $���'''f���������;���  $S|ff;t#I:'$#  fe^|y|W'l'|yl-:vj..  I i't:tyf-|:y--: i'-a--'  r.Sj.ffv* -.���.���J- *���������*:f  lM<ii.*-.&!:*|;-j-|:  ��t|fW}-.f.M  1|:l;-|;;*'!f;|u-  ��# yiXrl  wmy  $m-��'*y  ?������  :'l;l 1 f,  ;,!).���;.$ 8r -!���  ���f-.f 1   !������  ������-v.-'I I  St,:  ^���yi-iyi: *y| i-x  yyyyym^ r.  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  infliction of Nelson. Iu ;> ny event, the j udges are  called upon to discharge.a. great moral obligation in  the way of dealing severely with law-breakers. A  recurence to the old methods of administration of  jutice is essential, and once more .it..must be. made  known that British Columbia judges and juries an*  terrors to evildoers.  It will not surprise anyone to leans at any moment  that the Semiin Government has been defeated. h  is now at the mercy of one man and he plays with  Mr. Semiin the same as the cat does with the mouse  previous to the destroying process. Indeed, almost anv other man than Mr. Semiin would long ere  this have rebelled against the tyr nay of his persecutor, but after i>eing out in the cold for years, it is  hard for the leader of the Government to cast aside  the crown which was thrust upon him. it is doubtful if Mr. Semiin ever dreamt he would one day be  Premier of British Columbia. Certainly bv no  stretch of imagination'could the free and independent  electors of this-Province contemplate Charles Semiin  in the light of a possible Premier.  ���'In view of the cora^icaSsd condition of political  parties in British Columbia at the present time, it is  difficult to forth'any idea of what will occur when the  funeral dirge of the Semiin party is sung. Of course.  the .Lieut.-Governor will hold the middle of the  stage for a time, but what line he will take no one  seems to know, although some profess-to believe that  .he will play the role of the ambitious father. If it  resolves itseli into a ne.-iv election, it is .hardlv likely  the electors on Vancouver Island are yet prepared to  shatter their idols. ��� On the mainland, Federal party  .lines will* in all probability, be drawn, with the result that the next House, may be as chaotic in its  composition as the present'  one..     Indeed, it   .might  -u .wv., tin*-    \h*>- l<\n:\d    members,   bv   .standinir to-  getber, may hold a balance -of powwr in the next  House. One thing is certain...we are on life eve of a  great change iu British Columbia 'public affjirs, and  that it may..be lor the. benefit ot tiie Province should  l>e the earnest prayer of all.  Appropriating the words of the ��laily report's of  Lord Roberts i'rom South Africa, the mining situation may be said to be unchanged. .The statement  that an-alien mine-owner was importing alien labor so  that he could more rapidly absorb the mineral wealth  of Canada has not bseu dented, and we therefore  take it for granted that such is the case. In such  event, the most decisive blow yet administered to  the well-being and prosperity of Uritish Columbia  has been delivered. We have no desire to play the  role of alarmist, but tlie conclusion is forced upon  us that with a laiye al.en population, lacking in the  common interest and aspiration of tlie Canadian, we  will soon witness a repetition of the foul crimes that  have made the Siatc ol Pennsylvania   shunned by all  law-abiding citizens*,  nverless   to   check  racter.  ���Worse' than' all \ the law seems  the   avarice   of  men of this  ���-���** .��MH���WWftlliWH **��*>*>  Another mine-owner, a British subject, by the way,  is making every reasonable effort to fill his mine with  KugHsh-speaking workmen. hi this he!'is rcrfectlv  within his rights, and no one can find .fault with him  for,the course bet is pursuing.' ''Hcleels tint the  mine-owners have not .-been justly dealt with by the  (Vove'nuuen.t,.- and he is determined- to resist the  ivranuv of the legislators 'hv lawful- means, ��� Some  may disagree with Mrcj. Roderick- Robertson in the  stand, he has taken in 'dealing. ��� with'tht miners, but  all will unite in giving him credit for-'ins refusal to  import alien labor. Thus the situtiti^TitatKb,. and,  there is nothing thai would' lead the public to be*  licve that 'an tarlv settlement of the troubles; will take  place.   -  ��� .^iWv^*.'W.*HWrt**WWWv'-  It hasbeen pointed out by a' correspondent -that  the-mine-owriers should -not. 'grumble about -toners  unions, for the former.buve -organised a Mlot-owisets'  Association .that includes ail the essential��������������� Rtptective  features of.the.uii'ucrs* .unions- ; Why-' not ! -.There  is no reason why .orjgautituon cm each ..side.".'should  not be beneficial to all concerned..' If it -. be good br  the employees, it should.lie - equally-; good lor the  employers. There is, naturally and' inevitably. tu\  antagonism lx*t wc.cn capital and' labor* .between an*  olover'and   employee, "but   it should be only   that  *' *" a;    ' \  antagonism which exists between the_ mait..wno..*��n*  something to sell.and the man who wants to buy.  Labor is the stock in trade of the .workingmau winch  his employer desires to purchase* " The. employee  wants to sell it as dearly .as .possible* the eniplover  wants-to.buy it as cheaply as" po^ihte : ;.aud ��� unit 1**  all there, is at the. bottom of the much discu^edrorihtct  1-KrUvcen capital and labor...    This comliuon^of thin^  so oitcn occurred .wheulalwr md capita! have ba*n  arrayed against each other. U k impossible to c^iv  ceiveof any question that can arise or-lie :������ built ui��  from sueh a fcumdation that might not be settled ny  mutual concessions and compromises, or. as a. ��^-  resort, by arbitration. The trouble has !>een that  each side, when it has secured a temporary advantage,  hasbecnitUoxieatcd. with power and carried a\va>  by the idea oi its own importance.  GounvtN Smith, writing on the South African ��� war.  dislnrlieves the story told by Mr..liulfour " toTecom:.^  British people to reverses and to the continuation o  the war." lie savs: "It was ^jtlikdy;\^a  communitv of farmers working for their dauy ���"*-- ^  would take it into their heads without provocatt^J^  levv war against the British Empire. The Jamt!^  raid and the attitude of British politicians an<�� ^  British press in relation t > it, were warnings u> ^  Hoers ot the coming of the storm. Then they P  pared and thev can hardly be   blamed lor not  a   *  ���A4*.fc��'*y��ii.W..-.   -*rfr��ciw�� "Mjtfi^S ������:-t  -. 5  .'J  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ..-i;l  ing the arrival of their enemy in full force. The  attitude of the British Government after the Jameson  raid ought to have been studiously reassuring, but  unfortunately it was very much the reverse. Great  Britain, when victorious, as victorious she will in-  fallibly.be. will have gained a dependency and lost a  colony, for what emigrant, other than a mere gold  digger, would choose to settle in such a caldron of  race hatred and revenge as South Africa after this  war will be !"  Mr, Charuss Wiluams, whose reviews of" .'the  .war situation in the Loudon fender are read with  eagerness, is a gentleman well qualified to discuss  military nutters. For years he acted as war corr.es-.  po'ndcnt of the London Da fly News, and his letters to his  paper during the Soudan campaign of 1884-5 might  be compiled and -used as a history of that affair. On  his return to London he exposed many of the swindles by which the War. .Department .was robbed by tin-  scrupulous contractors. One of his sons, Mr. Fred  Williams, is political editor of a Montreal paper/  and visited British Columbia  four or five vears  Wo./  Railroad building and other contemplated public  enterprises should make the coming summer a   prosperous one for Nelson,     If  to   this were  added the  settlement.ofthe mining troubles, the  population   of  tins city next'autumn would closely approach 10,000.  Nelson merchants are laying in large stocks in -anticipation of a busy summer, one   house, F,    Irvine &���  Co., having their buyer in the Eastern markets   now  purchasing goods.  Thh   new city   council   is  manifesting  a   praiseworthy spirit in  the direction of keeping things mov-  i1 1 g. T he re a p pea rs to be a dQs.ire to keep Ne ison wel 1  to the front   s an updo-date  city.    Following  close  upon the request for tenders for macadamizing Baker  ��� street, comes the proposal of Aid. Arthur to indicate  the name of.-street and number of house  by   painted  signs and figures..    How many in Nelson to-day can  give off-hand the names of half-a-dozen  streets   running parallel with Baker or Ward ?    If residents cannot accomplish this simple feat of  memorizing, how  can a newcomer'be expected to tell "where he is at?"  By all means, placard the street corners.    It is an-inexpensive luxury, and one that n-��t onlv th" stranger  within our gates but the "oldest inhabitant"  as   well  will appreciate.  thousand men were selected indiscriminately iu Canada and forwarded to South Africa at least one thousand of the number would be sure-enough soldiers in  a year and sufficiently trained to cause dreadful  havoc with an enemy. The other nine thousand  would probably be just as willing, but they would be  wanting in the special training required for the work.  It would be like the discovery of America by Columbus���simply a case of knowing how. The Strathcona  Horse s, of course,'a different question.. The men  are being selected for a special purpose���scouting.  Their training adapts them for that work, and they  will probably accomplish much that could not be undertaken by the regular soldiers. But to send ten  thousand men, picked up here, there and everywhere  in Canada, to South Africa tQjGghts-de by.side with  the finely-disciplined soldiers of the Empire, would  be. simply throwing more difficulties in the way of  progress of British arms against the Boers.  After mature deliberation the Attorney-General  of British Columbia has decided to take up the great  "high treason" case against the publisher of the  Kamloops Standard. It appears that Joseph Martin  is determined to prosecute the publisher to the bitter  end, and it may be that Mr. Martin is more sensitive  as regards-the attacks made upon himself than by a  a desire to protect the dignity of the throne, as reflected in the person of Lieut.-Governor Mclnnes.  Mr. Martin gave generously of* his time to the prosecution of libel suits in Manitoba ; perhaps he is going  to follow out the same line here.  The Greenwood Tim^s tells of a certain local merchant who decided that because Spokane was a larger  place stationery coti Id be secured there cheaper and  better than 'in Green wood. He sent an order to a  Spokane printing house, secured prices that were  lower than those charged by Greenwood printing  establishments, but when he .paid out express and  dutv he found  that his   stationery cost him   twenty-  ��� 1 j  ��     t**i!��iM ���"��������'>*���*���*"*  u.  live per cent more than it -.would in (.greenwood, tie  also went to the Times office and acknowledged that  the work was not as satisfactory as that done by the  home offices and that the experiment had completely  convinced him that it was better to patronize offices  in Greenwood. The incident points a moral and  adorns a tale.  Wk are forced to   endorse   the  proposition  of the  Nelson    Minn-  that   this   indiscriminate   offering  of  Canadian volunteers for service in South Africa is becoming a trifle overdone.   The Empire has surelv not  reached that stage when its  integrity  depends   upon  the   service   of   ten   thousand    raw   recruits    from  Canada.     It is all well enough  to show   the   Mother  Country where Canada stands   when the  Empire   is  attacked, bit it is not a wise thing   t >  permit   Canadians to get into their heads that they are "the whole  show/'    We have not the slightest doubt that if ten  Up to the hour of going to press, nothing of an unusual character was heard from South Africa. Evidently -the impression prevails in London that Buller  is fighting his way through to Ladystnith.  So far the health authorities have succeeded in  warding off a visitation of smallpox .from Spokane.  It is reported from the latter city that the authorities  have the epidemic well in check.  Elaborate preparations are being made for the  Rossland winter carnival, which takes place next  week.  1  ym  m  -��*T  1    ft  ^<"Wf*r-i.   Iff  * T 1    ~K* *���  im <M
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EVENTS AND GOSSIP
THE fondness of great men   for children   has  frequently been commented upon.    The  greatest
soldiers have succumbed to the smiles of -little  child-
dren   and   the    greatest    statesmen    have -'thrown
off the cares of state to seek ■ recreation in  the  companionship of the rising geuerati-m.    The late  Chief
Justice  Davie, often   referred  to in  polities as "the
Czar,"   was  a notable   instance.    His   fondness  for
children was not only demonstrated in the  attentions
he bestowed on members of his  own   family'; -but in
his habitual kindness to little ones and to women folk
at times when little thoughtful attentions  were  most
timely.    He was then at his best and the stern   politician    became    transformed    into  a living   exposition of tender consideration-   Travelling   upon   railway or steamboat,  if a   little one's  voice was heard
either in plaint or in merriment, his features instantly
relaxed, the stern politician   then demonstrating how
much of the milk of  human   kindness  he possessed.
Children   had  no  -hesitation  about making   friends
.with' him.    It was no uufrequent thing  to see   him
coming off the boat or cars, with little ones who had
just formed  his acquaintance  tugging  at  his  coat-
tails, or, perhaps, with them or   their  belongings  in
his arms or on his shoulders.    And this was   not" an
election times development, but it was the same, day
in and day out.    And* no   matter  what his  enemies
said about him, one could not believe that a-man who
was so good to little people,could be averv bad  man
under anv conditions.
A voung lawyer was asked the other day whv in
the English courts a woman must remove her hat.
He could not answer the question. But an old
lawyer, to whom the matter was referred,, recalled
the opinion of Sir Edward Coke on the matter.
It was at a murder trial where tiie prisoner was a
woman and appeared beibre tiie court with' her
head covered. Sir Edward Coke ordered the woman
to remove her hat, and said :' "A woman ma v be
covered in church, but not when arraigned in a court
of justice." The accused tartly replied: " It seems
singular that I may wear rny hat in the presence of
God, but not in the presence of man .' ' '"It isn't
strange at all," replied the judge. " for the reason
that man, with his weak intellect, cannot discover
the secrets which are known to God, and therefore,
iu investigating truth.-where human life is in peril
and one is charged with taking life, the court should
have all obstacles removed. Besides, the countenance
is often   the index of the mind, and accordingly  it i
s
fitting that the hat should be removed and therewith
the shadow that it easts upon your face " The hat
of the prisoner was taken off, but she was allowed, for
modesty's sake, to cover her hair with a kerchief.
A lady correspondent writes a lengthy letter on the
habit of flirting, which seems to permeate female society in Nelson at the present time to an alarming ex
tent •   indeed some of-the  married ladies  appear to
have acquired the habit, but more about that in a fu*
ture contribution     Now, I  am  not in  the least opposed to unmarried ladies  flirting.    It   h a  natural
amusement, and there ^re instances where it  in a v be
regarded as a   beneficial "occupation;    But 1   should
like to see them  flirt   in   the  right "way,   -In other
words, I should like to see them so hold   themselves
always that they wiuld invariably have the ■ hist. of.
the situation.   -It is a painful sight to witness a  girl
putting herself in- false .position vddh*^ and-' saying
foolish 'things,' letting go her.prestige.. justwiieu : ;;'he '■
ought to'he-holding  the  palm the-brightest;   And
many girls do'this, I am sorry to siy/ simply out ail
ignorance of some of the-features, of meir^ character'
which every woman reallv"should know..
One- of these things .that is necessary to knaw at id ■
firmly to grasp is that a 'man io thi se.sitbtuittal stage-/
of flirtation has'the tender feeling more- intermittently ■'
developed, than the girl ; his.niWKkof absorption hi ;
the.object of his temporary infatuation  come; and go.
while a girl who is'at all'tn love is apt to be in love alt
the time, without intermission/'   'Thus; it   happens '
that 'some of   her own   very interesting and'melting
moyods coincide   with'some   cooler   motncM'sof !ih:
some moments when he is more : intent unon a   fine
impending fooOiall   game./or ?Jr -political crisis, or   a
business venture, as the cav* mav lie.. tHan":u;>on she.-"
softer   emotion that   for the-nonce   Is in   abeyance
Now,   an   inexperienced girl   can never   lake these
passing coolnesses of a man with whom'she h carrying on a flirtation in the right way.      She bridle**, or /
is offended, at him, or she  trie** iwhich h the   most
.fatal mistake of all) to force to the fore the sentimental, stale of mind iu him by that same state- of mind iu
herself.     And if there he-one-thing that-rules a man
the wrong way, that   Jensens   his ' respect' (or a girl, ■
ifi-it ii>K't*-^»<-! ^itfiHt.' A**it*-i*t*i. it*s finrfWiu*   if--i* .m evident
intention on her part, to make him  sentimental when
lie does not feel inclined to. l*c.
When a girl is smitten there is-practically   nothing
else in life for her, for the time feeing; but the man
she is smitten with and the scenes and atmosphere
in which he and she revolve. When a- man is
smitten he has the emotion with tremendous strength
(much.more tremendous than the girl any moment).
but there are all the same, other things for him m.
life. That is the difference. It is inherent m
human nature, and nothing can change it. And it
follows that the clever girl,, the ultimately most
successful and triumphant girl, is she who understands this distinction perfectly well, and whena^hc
finds that " the" man is in one of his " off" moods ;
much more taken up with other things—things that
claim the attention of his own sex than he is wit"
her, rises blithely ami brilliantly to theoeeasionand us-
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«ri*i«"*"« THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ..O  : i  with pouts or aggrieved meins of wounded sensibility,  logins to show brisk interest in the topics that then  absorb him, and seems to be no more intent upon  sentimentality tnan he is. A girl who looks lovesick while the 111.111 in the question is a bit absent  minded, is really (t> a weak and absurd for works.  It is that sort of girl, depend upon it, who will lose  her lovers, whose influence and attraction will be short  lived and who will make a tremendous wife to the  husband.who fi nail v gets her.  The other kind of girl who takes the   bull by   the  horns, as it were,   who eizcs her   cue and never languishes   out   of season,   is the   one whose  running  vou can't back to any extent;   the one   whose swift  tact and strong self restraint   will carry   her with   a  high'head-and a serene front,    through   all the   tips  and downs of the   feminine career.     One of  the results of tact and self-restraint is   to teach a girl when  i* break away, too, when to withdraw a little ; when  to be. at any given   moment,   the first   one to cry   a  half; to change the current of   the   conversation,   to  end, a. scene.   This is the thing that should always lie  in. her hands.    She should never i How herself to wait  until the man takes the initiative.      When   he   does  so he is probably  already a  .little tired of the'.-'situation.     And   a gtrPs   prestige is gone if she  permit  fa'igue to declare itself  sail clear of many rocks ; she never brings ridicule  upon herself in any flirtation (a girl cannot afford to  make herself ridiculous under any circumstances);  she keeps the allegiance of her lover, when she has  one, in earnest; and, crowning and most difficult success for a woman, she retains her power over the respect and devotion of her husband*  I  :Yj.J  I have to make an apology for speaking favorably  of the Australian Novelty Company; which appeared  at the Nelson Opera House last week. Mr. Van  Gofre and his wife enjoy almost national reputations,  and I could scarcely conceive them as associated with  such a vile combination of spavined dive artists as he  brought here. With the exception of the "Ole  Olson" outfit that appeared here last spring, I cannot remember of having ever seen a worse "show.,r  And the orchestra was strictly in keeping with the  merits of the Novelty Company.  " The Coontown 400" was a pleasant relief from  the exasperation produced by witnessing the Australian Novelty Company. Atthough in many respects not equal to the Nashville Students, "The Coontown 400" give more of the real Southern minstrelsy.  The dancing was away above the average, tbe sing-  was jgood, and the selections on the banjo were really  artistic. "The Coontown 400" canalways feel  assured of a hearty welcome in Nelson.  That a girl should,   in all   ways,    hold herself  in  precisely the 'right attitude with   regard to the men  who may l>e interested iu   her depends very   largely  upon the state of her health in general.;   of her nerves  in particular.    If a gVl's nerves are shaky, hermoods  and emotions get the better of her, and'push her into  doing, saying and even looking   silly things,   when  her judgment would   really tell   her   clearly enough  to take another course.     For   the   nerves the   great  traitors, and make us all, when they are in a bad condition, unjust to   ourselves   at the instant   when we  least expect or desire it With   woman it is especially  so, and yet women precisely need particularly to hold  themselves iu full possession of their wits and faculties,  tor the wor d pardons sentimental blunders in a man,  [!it   never   in   a   woman.      Indeed,  it   pardons   no  l-lunders hi   her at   all.      Vet, as   I say, most of her  hluuders' come, not from her faulty judgment, but  :rn111 her nerves, which ;>!av her false.  The hockey matches between the Lacrosse and  Nelson clubs aroused considerable enthusiasm. We  have many good hockey players, notably Tom Duncan  of the Nelson team. On the Lacrosse side there are  two or three who could take places on first class  teams, but there is an evident inclination to ignore  the rules that govern clean hockey. There is altogether too much rough playing and the sooner it  is stopped the better. P. G.  The many people who knew Judge Senkler of St.  Catharines, will receive the news of his death with  deep regret. Deceased spent several days in Nelson  two years ago visiting his son Edwin, who was at  that time j unior member of the firm of Bowes & Senkler, barristers.  Keep, then,   ihc whole   system   in strong,   active,  working order ;   bathe regularly ; walk, live as much  av; possible   in   the fresh air;   eat   plain,   good, substantial food ;   do   not   indulge in very   late   hours.  Tins   regimen tones   the nerves, and to it I   should  ���If<<* to add a sort of   mental   regimen   for   the same  purpose���the avoidance of too much   poor literature,  the keeping of the mind free from weakening reverie,  1 he quick,   conscientious   performance  of. any duty  that lies ready to hand, and'a sound interest in some  :<��<>d ^study.     A   girl   who follows a   mode of   life  kishioAed after such  physical   and mental   pattern is  t'aeralily sure to have steady nerves, *nd therefor e to  "The Absent Minded Beggar" concert at Greenwood was Well patronized last Thursday night, and  realized over $500 for the Mansion House Fund.  A carload of machinery, including the hoist,* a part  of the air compressor and the pump has arrived for  the Sunset mine.  The machinery plant for the Pathfinder, on the  north fork of the Kettle river, has arrived at the  mine.  Mine. Nevada is giving vocal concerts at the coast.  ���: *a  'S'M  /|fl  :.'������������'>;  ���yfM fj  Ifl  A money order office will be established at Phoenix.  %U  sag*      ^S^rj-^rs^-^'  *   ...JV>..'* aQ.Xl-.. ��A|A..'*1..(H. ..iMt    _..* P. t1   A  |*"HjW��",,��* tifi,���(A^-n      ,_^ rf  ���*-r j^\  r     *������* ���p���* tp'irii-^ ��������!*���   *-(*r -\(tl ��� \*  .rtuKwrnv* ��-���-rr ���fi,���  ml  Ml}  1 -xm Pi  sfA'S'f,-.- -��� �����������  Eimiimy  !I|f|:i/j/!/:l.  sy|yfei I^|y|-y  !|y||-|t|;I; \  %yyyyy%yj::\  ,|��1/}:fcf//  f/fl: iM-iy/  J-li;fW[-.':'  :|y;fr.*.:||y|y|.y  !:JVi;.'f-:t:1':fyi  |^M-|;fly|;yf  tWlfJy  yy y v  It:  wyyyyt  iy: J.-f������?��������� i-1  r.|': ;f-il-|:  >���   ?...��^,;J,;;.s.,a,-  l;1y^|'-Jt,fa-y  8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  A Sensible Husband.  I lights the'tire for her���I cooks the breakfast, Urn ;  I dress the little ehJidren���like a hunban' orter do I  In fact, -I'm doin1  je*t   so much   'twould   take a book to  tell,  An' that's why me an' Mary air a.getting, 'long ho .well I  I never has a word to say���she doe* the talk in-*��� -all!  She starts up in the springtime an* she*s .lecturin' till'fall'-;  An'.then she maKea a winter  ftUirt~~a*�� true us   truth kin  ArP that's why me au'Mary n'ira giltlu' 'long m> welt !  I sometimes feel  like  bre&kin'   things or' .alammitP of a  ,,. door !  But I. ketch her lookup at 1110:111' I'm  humble ns  before I  She knows I hain't a-goin' to frown-��-to quarrel,  or re-hel  An' thiit's how tne an* Mary air a~gettiu' long so well >  But sometimes,  when I has a chance, I' goea of!" to   uiy-  .   self���-  After 1eaviu: my religion'on a corner o' the shelf���  An- cusses, sorter  privately !���The woods kin never-tell-���-  An* that's why'mean' Mary air u-gitthC 'long so-well!  Hymn Before Action.  The earth-is full of anger,'  ;'The-teaa-are dark with wrath,  The 'Nations in their harne*��a  Go up  ntrain*t our path :  Ere yet we loose the legions��� .  Ere yet we draw the blnde,  Jehovah of the Thunder*,  . Lord God of Battle*, *M !  High luat&a I fro ward bearing,  Proud heart, rebellious brow���'  ' Deaf ear uud soul uncaring,  We seek Thv me rev now !  The sinner that fores wore Thee���  The fool thai panned thee I?y,  Our time* are; known before thee���  Lord, grant us .strength to die!  For those who knee 1 be vide u*  At .altars not Thine own.  Who lack the lights that guide us-  Lord, let their faith utonv,  If wrong we did to eall them,     -  By hoiior bou ud t hey en 11 o���:  Let not Thy wrath N>falJ them  But. deal to u* the-blame.  From panic, pride and terror.  Revenue that knows no rein;  Light ha*to and iawle��*<* error,  Protect us yet again,  ('loak Tfiou our uiideaervinif,  Make linn t he .���ihudderin^ hivaih.  Iri t-dlenee and uuMVerviii#.  To taste Thy leaser death !  Iven new their yaii^uard gather*.  E,en now we faee the fray   -  As Thou didst help our father*  Help Thou our host today !  Fulfilled ofHt��m#aud wonder*  in life, in death made clear  Jehovah <>f the Thunder**,  Lord God of Battles, hear!  Ihohjftrtl  I\ ty,lit,,).  The Armchair Warrior.  Punch.  Ve amateurs of England  Who keep your uaii ve ��eaU,  Ami criticize ho bravely  Th�� fighting man'* defeat* ;  Ye Uir key-carpet warrior*,  Who ventilate vour-view  Of what eoidd be aceoiiipiMied  If thing* were left to you.  ,'. .-#'  My paper-map eivilittti�� !'  ������One can not butadmlrtv  With how taddlmeu courage  Vol* faee-the ehihroom tire ;  With what prophet le u Udmo,  Vou *|N*ak'the warning >v��ml  <*hoo*ing the happy moment  Wtieii tlilri^ huvejvHt ��*eeured-J. ���  There mn?�� uu iiuehMit provt*rh#  ('fovtf!'for the fuvo!feo U^ud,,  . How X.'Oln-runh hi serenely  .   Where angel* fear,to.(read ;��� ;  Hot here the routm*m"m����riiih ���'-.'".  . . ' .'The nt roller down. 'the.M'fv -*?.,/  Know* ,t��eUer thuti. !o fr��IK*w��.'  V����yr rn**ht lotriifflog ft:-et  Ih not-our t��*k -enough, *lr*.  Tohe^r ?he pf^eot hurt,   ������  Tlmt you on wouiM.t*/*! boi*^r,   /  ���Mn��l dnmpyoor little dirt? , :"    .  - Y"��Hi--froin your jvidded'^rrirrhidr,,'  S^iN" th >t mmA^kmi 'land,,: '������".  Wfille tho*** voti nmh**U are tttddh)$?"' '.  Their |iv��**�� within their tutod t  ��� When iTmff i+hort.  oferltfe*  To Hiitti the ibml bf.nwe,  We'll ��>kn !li*bter** vt^rdiel,  I'jM'SMi tl^bterS ����i��f"ie';  lit*f yot!f who pa*** *v|&|-*>|��>s>     ,  On. UMfk  Nit tialf W^on,  I'hi^' jfi'vi* ih y*��yf rri<d��"*iilinU';  Show ��oit.i��rtblu^ y��u lytve' ��loiie ���!  CURRENT COMMENT  A Sug'ne^tion.  On the \ 1st day of.Decernlx*r the investor nt-d bmv  ne.ss man inteieMed i-n iniunnrlur .the/-preiio.u^ metah  in the United State5. is abb to read tu Im ��� raorniug  naner an ein'tc*mtsed -account" of the metal - production  for the year, compiled and published by the director  of the mint. This fa ��$ h *h��mld lie.- Business ; information of lhi.s kind is ot ureal value to the hVaueier  and to the investor. Its value fa increased.by the  prornptuei*i�� with n hivdi it is issued. Canada, pre-  sents a mehiucht.ly cujitra^t. ���. The-progress riunng  the last ycat has been .immense, both'" it? lode and  placer mining, and in ��old. ^ilvcr, lead and copper  iniuiuK. Hut it is aimost impossible, to arrive at any  correct estimate of the output ; and definite figures  will not be published uutiltheir value for -.comparative purposes has not been greatly diminished, I he  actual amount produced is nut of such vital impor-  ance ; but the rate at which that amount is increasing from year to year is of the very greatest interest. Were this presented in accurate comparative figures published tinder oftichil sanction, it would  at once be recognized that Canada was fulfilling sts  boast of being the world's reserve store o! the precious  metals, and that foreign capital was   overlooking thc  ��^;k38$hm  iaia@SB��iragmgm^  ssssa't^sss^Ms^  wtTMwmwwiiaiiflfi��iwm>a wa^j>tw��i��^tngmFir^JP1iagiH^  ;. 't THE NELSON ECONOMIST  9  7*Jf  greatest opportunity e er presented by the development of a new industry in anew country. But  where nothing is done to present the facts, while  everything is left- vaguely at the credit of North  Ameri a, or else actually incorporated., with the product oi"the United Stales,.. *hmv can the country be  given that individual, standing in theevesbfinvestors  it both merits and requires?.British Columbia'made a  praiseworthy attempt to remedy this state of matters be  the establish smut t of a Mining Tin reau/ This Bureau -collects all manner of statistics and carefully -pigeon-holes  them for the benefit of some future statistical historian.  Sour: it. publishes after they have bee Jiue history.  But it mars its report by giving e-ch year undue  prominence to some particular district, and thus reduces out of proportion its picture of the industry.  ���The'matter should be taken up by the" Dominion  government. The customs returns provide the  material. All that is needed is the assistance  necessary to arrange and classify it. The output of  g"!d for the British Klondike tar 1899 is placed by  the director of the .Udited States' mint at over S'r'6,-  000,000, -:. This exceeds the M Review's"1 estimaie by  ii,<KX>��oxx>. ' It is probably correct however as the  United States mint buvs all the gold and is naturally  *��� .'-* y! m>-  able to. torm a"'ck>s^. .estimate ol the -.proportions   it"  receives from.difie.rent sources"-    As" satisfactory -as-  thvse tig tires is the fact that there is no   likelihood of  this oatpuCs 'diminishing''in the  immediate,  future,  but rather she'reverse.      Klondike is proving to be, a  land of natch greater resources than at first anticipated.  n>V>��    WV^Wr'J  Has Days are Numbered.  -. . K'^reeuwood Miner).  j ��>. Martin's receotibn at Nanaimo must have  shown that gentle aai his popularity as a labor leader  was quite cva ;c<cciC\ avd that his challenge to Ralph  S.uith .or--l)r 'Me"'x.e^huie to resign his seat and contest it with hini..if'accepted��� would have hopelessly  left him in ibx lurch. Undoubtedly, his experience  would be the same in any other of the/constituencies'-  he was willing to contest. He. over-estimated himself  entirely. While the people admire pluck and ability,  thev alsoTv'sp-Tt"' consistency,. and very properly  refuse,   to swallow   themselves evervtime a   political  lie:: c i i/K^s- I  ie>- s  Col. Gregory for Command.  i Victoria Times.)  The suoe/esii'on of tlie.-Cohmi^l this morning: that  in the event of the viler of a B. C. contingent being  acce-.aed that Col. (Irecorv should be named for the  command is one with which we cordially agree. It  would be a fitting thim- for whoever nr��v be charged  with the work of .appointing officers of the contingent to offer the position of commanding officer to  one who has given so much time, atteutioa and  enthusiasm to such 'matters as the colonel of the  Fifth Regiment, lie has di)nc uracil to foster interest in militia matters in this province during a  period when thev did not excite public interest to the  degree.which    they   do at    present;   and now   when  opportunities of service are presenting themselves, he  should not be overlooked. -  Regarding his qualifications there can be no difference of opinion. In. addition to being a good shot  and by no means indifferent horseman, he holds  militia certificates unsurpassed, it is safe to say, by  no officer in the active militia of Canada. He holds  a First A certificate f bin the Infantry School at Frede-  ricton, and a similar one in artillery, taken at Work  Point, In the two courses which he took at the  latter place his rating was of the highest and he kas  abundantly demonstrated his readiness in practically  apylying his knowledge in the handling of troops.  We feel sure that in any appointments that may be  made his qualifications and his claims on the position  will not be overlooked.  The Post of Nanaimo.  (Toronto Telegram)  British Columbia's history   underwent a   thrilling  moment when Hon.    Robert E.   Mc Keck trie arose to  ������'*������ soak11 Hon. Joseph Martin   in language borrowed  from ' fchabod," the immortal anathemavvhich John  Greenleaf Whittier pronounced on Daniel Webster.  What a scene it wo's * hen Dr. McKechnie pointed  the accusing finger at Mr. Martin, and thus completed his political obsequies in Whittier'swords :  All else is gone;  from those great eyes  The light has tied  When faith is lost;   when honour dies  The man is dead.  Little wonder if Joseph Martin wept. The climax  of the Poet McKechnie's oration wasr the most  eloquent outburst which has appeared in public since  the Hamilton Spectator, aghast at the treachery of  Ale. Nelligan, is said to have thus described its feelings over his.failure to support the party candidate  for chairman of the Sewers Committee:���  *  Oh, for a tongue to curse the slave,  Whose treason like a deadly blight,  Came o'er the counsels of the brave/  To blast tbenf in their hour of might.  Advance in Price.  (Vancouver World)  Tlie leading American newspapers, in consequence  of the sharp advance which has already taken   place  in the cost of white news print paper, and all material  entering into production of newspapers, have advanced  the price of   their   publications   considerably���some  even going so far as to   double the   rates.     The demand on the mills on both sides of the boundary is so  great for home and   foreign   consumption   that they  are utterly unable to meet  it.      Many mills in   reply  to inquiries as to cost and contracts for future delivery,  reply:    "Sorry, all our output contracted   for.      At  present cannot   quote   for   immediate  or   future delivery."     There is a dearth of news print; in. Europe,  Asia, Africa and Australia.      The   probabilities   are  that even present   prices   will be   doubled ere many  months pass away.      Publishers   are   therefore pursuing   the   policy we refer to, by'doubling the price  mmmmmsmsmw^^^^^W^msm^^^^^^^M^^^M  "i-i-  1  ���* mmmmmmmii^t^mMm^mm^miamm tm  j&  mm I  H * -11* f  $ ? ��11 {  ^ i" �� 1 >  I"! I i    1  I *     '{il  rr tt '.i|  U i  n' t  i  10  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  of their papers to subscribers and largely   increasing  the rates to advertisers  for   space   wherein to   make  their   announcements public.     No matter   what the  cost, the public must have the news of the day   from  all parts of the habitable   globe, and they.' arc   quite  prepared to pay for such a privilege.     Eastern Can*  adian publishers are   already   taking a trend in   the  direction we are   indicating,      The wave   must  and  doubtless wdll, reach the Pacific cost, a md that' very  shortly, and the public, we are assured, will  he  p e-  pared to meet it.  proclaim his sympathy with the Boers and bis hopes  for the defeat of the nation whose flag sheltered his  successful pursuit of wealth,  Indian Magic,  The Senator From Spokane  4T^r��n'to-Tt..Je^rani)  ,   Great Britain might lr,i\ ��� been spared the iasult/of  the Hon. GeorgeTurner,' vf Sp. jk-aue, who   owes his  /seat.as United Stales.Seaa;or   tYum   \\'t\sh'vy**um   to  the Canadian gold that was taken out of   the La Koi  mine.  Public opinio i ��� -aught '-no! I > he   hostile to   Great  .Britain in a Slate henenu-ed as largely as the- State of  'Washington'has benefitted  by the   liberality of   the'  laws which have   nxn.de so   many ot its citizens   rich  with the wealth of British Columbia's gold mines.  Senator Turner was practically snatched from the  jaws of the poor house by the wealth of a mine in  Canadian territory. He of all men ought to have  been ashamed, to rise to'the United States Senate and  The foHuwing story of Indian nugic was t i�� > t  by the peisuu to whom it; was .toldby the late Loid  Lyttou. When in India, Lord Lytlon oit-u sotight  out conjurers, but / never   saw any   'but,  the/ ^ usual  teats,-such as the mango trick and 'the''basket trick.  The method in cac-n. ca5e is  know, or,* atoll events,  plausible   explanations: have-.-been   given    by  Mr.'"  ���Maskelyne and other experts. ���:".  On one'occasion  .Lord Lyttou liked 'somethingin  thehwksof the conjurer who wa^t^rfermbig Tn'\hv:  open space before the hm<^; '   yyy'm ilm ^tdhmtyy tx-  hibiti > t-.his lordsa .p asked themai'tjc a if he c ����� d  .not do something more out of the common wa v   /* v -  man said he- would   try a id mkmi /or'a- nn  t\y ���������    y.  Lord Lyttou gave him. He then requested an officer' to take in either band a handful of seed*." One  ���sort was sesame. The name of - the 'other mn my  informant did not know/ HbtdiWg these- .seed^and  the ring- between his fingers- and rhumb,:'the officer  was to go to a well in the corner of The '. compound.,,  He was to dts(iose of the ''"seeds in !'a certain ,way���I'  think-on-the low wall around the Well, tntothedepths'  .of which-he-was to throw the  ring,// v Ail.   (bis   was  Lace Curtains  from Si.oo  per pair  up  Free Hem ing of  Table-Cloths,  Sheet, Pillow."  %M Jr% mm \Jf Jp\  zssszzzzzzzz^^  COMMENCING   MONDAY.   JAN  �� m  m  m;y.s" <"��� -��'- '���'���-��� : ^ ������ m i -:::;:; m:; ,ss^..t  i:i�� the Sa'e  s  .    ��� !  'hitc Cotton   Towel's,, r5c large  M/4  ,Ci!,!!t!r,:".'s>>V.h.iie ���,::>r";is- ywX J-"1"^ NiKht Druses. ,��,.���.,  Chuh,,i]S^:ii;,i:!l,,,il,,,.5o.!p| l.:-<lk-s- White Skirls. i/J       ,      S1/,.  shi,^^/.;,/:;:;^'';;/^ \VS.c'f^^'1 Vf{H- s<K,n ^'intc.,>iai����n<i.t,vine��ish��n��.K  I.niies- Wy;, .V,r.,' / V.r,      $ - //. ���' / T^"/'^ ��,r'" �����.*���<���]-.I Whiu: Circular PiHo-.v Cult..:.  r,V   ,"���;. ; ;1''1; ��� -^I'^'s iro:nS.Ml���zl Unci, 'IWcHm; from w no  *)  Ladies' Vv'hiiL- A ;��r->;:sv 25c n;>  LfCiics' C^rsc-t tj/'>^;.*rs, 2->-1 !!�����  ivridit's* Dra.vers, .?5o ;uir  I iw.i  I a,,,: I);nr);isK fp.nn $i uP    |      J,r.��i?|ci-'ies iron! 2'irj.er vd u;��  ----I--.--���  of DRKSS .yy.OijS  mr s-;^   i,,i>{>7iK      \ V,.;.   ,.V> , r' ���?,,r,,m '"*��� >';,ni: ���"i<1^ ��"��I" ;"��i rcmtiams  wire.     I a-tics1 i)   >���' V rnv/;'//' ' /^'''^ ''��� U Uk' ,/f)i'R*����. CARi'HTS  at 'kss   than  half  :^��������������������������-������^^ ANDPRJCES ���   j  Ladles* and Chndr^n's  Woolen Vests ;imi J  wets. I  Reduced Price I  /   NI-L.SON,  H. C.  All. Corsets'  Sewed and Laid  Free THE NELSON ECONOMIST  11  done, and then the magician asked Lord Lytton  where he would like the ring to reappear. He  answered *4 in his dispatch box/1 of which the key  was attached to his watch chain, or,.at all events; he  hud it with him on the spot. The dispatch box was  brought out.. Lord Lytton oppened it, and there  was the ring.  This trick would be easy if the British officer was  a confederate of the juggler and if he possessed a  duplicate key to the dispatch box. In that case he  would not throw the ring into the well, but take it  into the house, open the box and insert the ring.  But tins explanation involves enormous improbabilities, while it is unlikely, again, that the conjurer  managed to insert a duplicate ring into the dispatch  bos beforehand*  Lord Lyttou then asked the juggler if he could repeat the trick.     He answered in the affirmative, and  a lady lent another ring. Another officer took it  with the seeds, as before, and dropped the ring into  the well. The countenance of the juggler altered in  the pause which followed. Something, be said, had  gone wrong, and he seemed agitated. Turning to  the second officer, he asked "Did you arrange  the seeds as I bade you ?" M No." said the officer ;  " I thought that was >A\ nonsense, and-I threw them  away." The juggler seemed horrified. "Do you  think I do this by myself?'' be said, and, packing  up, he departed.  The well was carefully dragged, and at last the  lady s ring was brought to the surface. That ring,  at least, had certainly been in the water. But had  the first ring been, as faithfully consigned to che  depths ? Experts will be of various opinions as to that,  yet the hypothesis of confederacy and of a duplicate  key to the dispatch box is difficult;  ���-> 'li  1     ��� -Ttr"     *- ' iTaH.*V.y����.*��!<!��� ,*����**��������*������� '  STARTLERS  j>* FKK'K&tW-  \yall Paper  P. Burns & Co.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B.C.  .. BRANCHES AT  >  u  *5.  Meat Merchants  OSSIAND TRAIL NELSON KASLO  SANDON THREE FORKS SLOCAN CITY  .1  ]  -AT*  'JU  m  p  7$4  t   ��  t  si  m  YOU BUY  Thomson's   Book  Store.  O'KELL & MORRIS'  PRESERVES  Cf ftTlFtCATE OF ItHPROVEMEWTS. j  Drummer MlnrmJ Clniin, MUmtc- In Mir  Ni'Umi Mirilnjr nivtulon of West Kooiemiy  Dbtrlet. ' '       ,       *\  Where  t��irnl*--1:   <*n westerly slope of and j  u.-ar t'he he-mtwat����rse��f Hover t'reek.  ThUoihiMih* Mi-.n I.John M��'Uil��tilt'\ F.L.S.,  i��r M��- en v ��vf Nrtsou. netlm;. a< nye��t for Robert    liP��im\   I-*i*��m-=   Miner's  Certtfiente No. It  n.;wujUnjauun F. Buthr, Free   Miner's Cor- $  ���iHruh�� No.   ~UUO   A.     dive*   11.   Joints, I'rt'tM  MhM-r^rNTtlM��-��i!r S*-��. *-M..Stf.�� A.-Miut Thonuw i  U..J.Mie*..Kree MtiMM-VtVrMlUMtoNo. '2LSI8 A, j ,     .   , alv pu,v Uritrh Columbia  um.m.,L Kixry days Horn  t he date hereof,   ��>   > <��J ^J *,'���)      nml volir molu.y is loft at  aj.plv in Mm- Mii��h:u' H- v-fdvr lor�� eertltlente \   ru I .uut . iuai,  ����f lmpro\rmetits�� rorihr purpose of obtaining j norm.  ��� a Crown < Jrant of th��'ah����v���� elnim. ;  And   further take  fitliv tlu��?   action, tinder \     . ;. .-. ,:..-: .-���;.;. ���..-..-~;;.."--.--".:::-_^-:":  MVlinii.'lI.Uiust |'��,* iM>��nm'W*od before Utfl Ismi j ���  aJu'MM.f surh tvrMiMMiti* ot lmprov<merits.  Dub-d Mtissonmd dnv ��*r Ortoher. 1S?*5��, | *F'  John MrLATi-lllK.    .j  ���    ��� !  CERTIFICATE OF ��M PROVEMENTS. j  HuliiH-ru!   Mineral   Claim,   situate   In the j  Wlson   Minim;   Division  of West  Kooteimy  Disirtet. . .,, !���  Wht-v Lnente   :   Onthc Hall Mite** \\ nji'on ��  lb>ad. I1 . mile   Mtutit of >e|son.-  laU.   n<>U<-   I hat   L- .John   Mef.ufehh*, ftu-t-���  in ��� as ;i-rn! for F. W. ('levrrsSey, Kf.'f MIihts ;  �� ,Tiiiu-.Th'    Nc 21.TSI   A,   K.  .1. Monro,   Five ;  \|i!i1.|'s  r.-j-tlllrate    N����.  'JI.TS2  A. atul   lVter ;  M.-t can. l-'nv   Miner's (VrMUeMte No. ^IJS'J A. ;���  ijr-<iel, sKlv <Savs iVnin Mu.'ilut-c liereof, I����aj>- i  lilv iw t li.* M'iMhnr Ueeonler. for a (Vrtititate ol \  ln'i|.n��vr��Mt-nts, tor the  purpo^eo!" ohtalni!>ji ;  a fi own <ira ml oi'Mi��:�� above <*lulm. j  Ati.l   fort her biko  iiol-l.-o that ne( ion, under I  M'tMimi  :{7.   inuNt   tie conmirneoil before the I  l^siuuiee ot" sueh < YntMente of Improvements   ! |  Dated thlH 10th uay   >( August, IhW).  John A. Cokyki.i..  Do not. forget we have the  Best vStockin the Kootenay.  Also a. full line-'of  est and Heavy Hardware  We invite a  comparison oi" prices.  O'KELL & MORRIS*  FRUIT PRESERVE!  are absolutely tlie  PUREST AND BEST  j.ysa  Ml-  mm  mil  m vhi  f  iff iff*?  mmm  %$�� m^;Fi:-  Ifii""   Mf  <&��  '���">���>'.<:   Cj��> ���{'���;��� f.-.:1  ... ;  y?f;j #:|..yf-:y  y:.Jy|:*,|/,  ym/i yy-  ylXXify  f-1,4'���:?��������������� ?i-  my. 11-'  ;y:M,y i ���  The Love AfFair of a Log Driver  PHILIP LA   CHAPELUS   drew the bow   across  the fiddle strings  harshly     He was weary and  old.     All day in his   canoe he had   battled with the  ice in the   river to reach   Stillwater to play, for- the  lumberman's dance.     His   crisp,   white hair   swept  over the old violin as he laid his face,   tanned  by the  wind and weather to the  brown hue of the   polished  wood,   against   it.     A.fanciful- er   poetic   observer  might   have called him   the spirit of   the bent and  twisted instrument.     But they were not much given  to poetry up there in that   northern   logging   camp.  Among the hundred'hoarse-throated., brawny-chested  Joggers but two had souls above the   waoagan���and  they were in, love.     So - Chippewa  Joe watched   the  fiddle through  half-shut  eyes, dreamily, and   Adam  Hill   beat   with   his foot  the   measures of the tune  listening betimes for the sound of coming sledges.  The room was long and low*. Kerosene lamps  smoked in their brackets against the unplas.tered  walls. Landlord Berger kept his broom in hand to  sweep back the snow which constantly sifted  through the crack under the door. It was the night  for the annual dance S,:fare the lo^s-were   sent down  the St.   Croix,   and the  loggers   were waiting  the  arrival of the ladies.  All at once tlie   crack   of runners   over the  snow  brought Adam to his feet.  ������They're coining!"   he shouted, and in a minute"  the men   were outside   shouting a   welcome     The  long sledges   drew up   at the door and the   muffled  bundles of femininity were sorted out and lifted down;  Adam and the   Indian stood   by one sled ���together  Four arms were stretched   toward a   Canadian   girl  ....wrapped in her suit of fur.     But with a 'faugh and *  spring she eluded them   and run up.the'  path to the  door.     Inside, the old Frenchtnauy'luued.,'hi*f fiddle  to.a mellower key,  and "in  a few. .momeuts more the  dance was going merrily; . '������  -   A midwinter tali in .a lumber camp is a' function of  importance,     The   country   V:scoured   for   milts."  around for partners.: for the   lumbermen, whose/ W  on the perilous drift on  the river;' -whose - manners'  may not' be   above   reproach, but whose ���." 'hearts are'  brave and (nil of a certain rudecbivalr^   ��� Tbegirls, .  the daughters   of' hunters aiuj small -farmers bf that-''  regbn. look forward to., the tveuU* tity .maids' md   .'  CtRTIFICATE Of".'IMPROVEMENTS.  Yaklnm Minimi Clair:*. *Hu,ate' in the  Nel&on Mining Division of We*t K'oolfr.nnv-  IDIstrie.t.  -  Where located .*. On Sandv Crwk, aj.tjotnin^  "Touirh NiU Mi infra! Claim."  Take notice. Viva !. John MeUuehie. l\L..Hl(  of the city of NViwrn, acting a# ajjent for  Columbus M. Pf��-k*��r. Free .Miners C&rUfl-  c^t* NV>, 23.0VI A, Intend, *1xtv dnyn from tin-  clatf? hereof, to apply toUe> Mining lte<eorder  for a Cert UUmleat fmj��?ov*-uH'*i!��, for the purpose .of ohta'.nlux a < 'rovrn Gran* of the above  ehiiin.  And further take notiee ihataetloj-i. under  Keetion #7. rnuM he e^'nmemvd before the  f*��**jai.u"t? of��neh CeriUh-.u*.;* ����f I$nprovermmtt*.  Dated this UHU dny uf i ��e?*-��?>erT A. D. !*#*. '  .tons McLatchik.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  **Ea5t Kod," **Sim:ty��*i<l**** and "Hsdtjor" i  Mineral Cla Sins, situate' in the Kelson Mining '.  Division of We-t. K'^'-jmy DMrlet.  '-Vhcrv loea'ed :   On Toad Mountain, east of t  'and near Uw "Grlxziy Bear" Cl i��n��.  Take mese<* that I,.A.K. FurvrHf, asren* for:  E. J. Palmer, No, ]!t,9ii�� \. a�� t<* t wo-thlrd*. t  and .!. If. Wright. S'n. ��t opi A. a* to one-third  undivided f nit-re*! Iu ,*aUJ Huim*. Intend'. jdxiy ;  day�� fr��*ru tlw da!*- h��-r��*'tf, u> apply to th��*  Mining Kee*��r(Ier Uw fVrt-H'ieateH ��>f Imj��r��v.i>. "���  merits, for'.la- jairpone of <.��btaln}nic Crown ;  G rsi nt s of thc a��*ov<* el;iS��r��s.  And furth.-.-r tafc:'- n^fre M��Hf aetion, n?id��*r ���  section :?7. nnisf t��e ro!nni"i)c��(| l.H'f����r��* the.  f Ksn an ��'e <���!">-o<-h f .'.-r? ifl'-n!,-^ *.-f Jnt fi'-'-Vfiisi'ii!,*,  Dated thi> piUi d'av of��>f��olM.r, I^y��.  ���30-ltMW ' ' A. -. Fa an-em..  Osier & Ourd,  Mines and Real Estate  Baker Street,  ...Over...  tl����k ��l H��}i;��i  Nelson, II. C.  CERTIFICATE OF IfeiPROVCMEWTS.  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  !u isfom House, Nelson B. C.  r~tn  Fra'-< ion (����.,} i (addo Krn<'i i����n Mhn��rai��. ."Inlto**.  ������itUHf-'ia th" N<-Kon .Miahe^ Fnvf��t*��n *>'Wrwt  JC*K��t/'nsiy Io*?rl<'J  Wb<T��- Uu-nu <J:   on Morning M��amti��in.  'i'ijk�� not.h^'tlaif I.  htlin   MrT^itrhie,   IM.S,  of N'rl^.a. acting *��.���� 5fc**f>f f*��r }|<��rl��Tf  T. Wil  ����<��a,   !*{-�������    Mhncr'����    CrHlftVa?*'  N'^   2'l,i*'5t��   A,  I havhl T.'M��nvat,  Fr��-e Ml n**r�� f "erUflotfe N��-��.  21.71H A.  and   Malr<.dm   Hrddlr. Fnr MlnrrS  I fr<"��m tla-<lafe her*/��f. to itoply t<> tho ,M!fsiftfe'  f^ rorrhr for Cernfh,ftf*',*�� of lrnpro\ ��*?m*nt**.  for tlw purp-o��e of ohtafnliig Cftiwn (irautA of  tlie above rhUIOH.  A nd fnrf h*--r ink**  natlev Mia!   aetIon, tinder  I>atr(} {hl?*l{?h day ofOrtohc<r, A. I>. I��WI.  John M��'I/AT*'Hjk.  Corner Stanlev hdiI HIHcaS^.  RATES; $i p��r day axtil up.  Schootier Beer. io cents?  WW  .** ���  i^  ;LS0!  Family Groceries  livery Ufie Fresh.  Fruit in Season*  N?ar Phalr Hotel, Victoria Htreet SvUmi  linvlnj; ptirehttMcd thwes|��re^ and dray  huMne** n( J, w. Cowan, we are prepared  doiiiiktndrtof work In thN Uri<*. n?xt x<d  the patronatfi of (he peopieof NeJfton, <>nl  l��-f? a! J), MeArthitr A Wn nUm\ northw  corner Maker and Ward Ktiwt*. will reee  prompt ntt4��ntkm.   T��di��phoriA&1  it if  or*  lv*��  ���i��msK THE NELSON ECONOMIST  13  matrons look forward to the   Patriaachs' ball.     And  I ,ve vows are spoken under the the   cobwebbed raft-.  rrs of Berber's   tavern just as  they   are asked   and  -^iven under the soft lights which gem the frescoed ceilings of the Waldorf-Astoria.  Marie LaMaroux. was the beauty and belle of the  place. Her mother was a Canadian, and to her she  mved her blue eyes. Hut the blood of some darker  .uH'esior set the raven'.'plume in her hair, while her  liulc twinkling feet and bauds   were the   heritage of  Fra;jce.  Bluff Adam Hill stood i>efore the girl   awkwardly.  " * Ml ik^' mighty well to dance with you ef you  ���;iint got any objections,ri he said, and in a moment  ? hey'-were' whirling about in what they supposed to be  a'.waltz/ Once, twice they circled the room ; then  Cbip'j>ewa- Joe: came up; and with a hand against the  bre.-is-t ofjeneh, pushed' - them-asunder.  " Van Hkura Mary,M lie-said.    V* Ugh!   Me Hkum  Mary.     To-morrow come    log-jam.     Ugh !.   Mary  take one comes back."  Adam laid his hand on the Indian's shoulder.  "That's no morn'n fair, Mary, ef it's agreeable to  you.     -  The girl hesitated, then laughed nervously.  <l All right," she said.     But she looked long into  Adam's eyes as she turned away.  It was scarcely daybreak when the drive, containing  a million logs, was started .down the river, followed  by the wan*gan, a sturdily built craft containing the  cooks and supplies, and a dozen bateaux laden with  tlie drivers... Adam and Chippewa Joe went aheod  to a bend in the short to break a possfble jam. When  the jam begins to form great efforts are made to  dislodge thejforemost logs/and the most proficient  walkers are chosen for the dangerous and exciting  proceedings. The two men had been friends in a  curious way for a   number of  seasons.     Adam  had  **��roT  H ij IA I   i  Wholesale $tu\ Retail  !..)���**�� hT.�� in.  Camps supplied on shortest  notice m\4 lowest prices..  Mail orders' receive; careful  tteiiuon  i\'Oth1lHJ  but    fresh    and  wholesonie meats and supplies  kept' in-stock.' ��� ���  anaqer  u  i   s  i  i  yl  CERTIFICATE. OF IMPROVEMENTS;  surimiS!, naml : M.' Uuekhoni ����d LUlie ;  Cr.iethui Mln^rnlC!��iHos.��ir��mte tn the Kelson.;  Minim- lUviskm'<?f We-r Koub-uav !>i>!'';r.L,    I  Wlinv ltu--ated: Oa the.ttor-h sork of \\ JUl -  ilor.r? Ve<<U, near | he he-nawaters'thereof.  Take n-.iS.v ihtii l,.!ohn MoUite.hle. l\ !,..>..  ��� ��i the en v of Nelson, afthui ��s n^ent u>r t he ;  siifdiiui *Ymlr Miosie.; ('onMimiy, Lnmhn , ,  Kir,. Min-MsV Cenifieato N����. H 2e.t">0,*, tsilesni,-  hixlv.invs rro��n thi��ila��e hereof. t<����!��t>iy to the  Milling IhM-owlvr (<iv CorUtieates <��l Improve- ;  meats for tfto purpose of obtaining Crown >  ��inuih��� o!"I he above elaiiits. :  A��nl further take no? lee that- aefion,   muter .  vriKm  :17, nuist he eomiuenreu before  the l*-  ^wMivy of^irehCertHU'ate of luiproventeafs.     ;  I'ate.l ! hi* eighteenth clayof l>eeemher, *>W; ;  John MrL.cvt.Miiv:.  $0)1  % 8  i�� 3 4-3  IFWFI  Fine Watches  Specialty  1 ��U  isrs ��r��i  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Prints Everything  tetter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  Visiting Cards  Menu Cards  Receipts  $ A  PRICES  COMPLETELY  Be Convinced  ��p%  ORDERS BY R8AIL RECEIVE PBO^FT ATTENTION.  r��  V  ill  ��)��5  1  W< $  t  r^mx. <r~ ���T "���"! -^"i ���  t in /:X\1  f J- ml* SL,   ** SI      '  t'feJL J fi';  y f'  I  .  '*   .  '<���:������" ES  f<* ��iR  I  If * ' i  b% f    f  fi! H  if I <���  h?4  11  s  1J? 'ill i  'M  n  M f  Hi I  -Iff  v  5 I  14  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  once taken Joe's part in a brawl in camp when bad  whiskey had-made a big Swede believe himself commissioned to make him a "gmxi Indian/' There  was a scar on the white nun's hand where he had  caught the knife that night. Joe looked at it often  as they waited fur the logs to come down the rapids.  The sun had just risen to the tops of the trees  edging the stream when the Indian pointed to the  river.  MU��*h *  heap'trouble.!*'    h/8.ud.- and   leaped for  ward.  Adam started"t,.> his feet, and both-men   made.run"  ��� ning jumps for the.logs, already   piled   and tangling'.  into a b'ockade.     Joe   was-   ahead,   ninning like   a  chamois over the slender tamaracks, n*ing. his peevie  as he.ran.,' . .Behind the. waters   churned the   slender  tranks and   whirled   them   furiously.     Adam    was.  spinning thera under, his feel at' the .rate-of 6o revolution's a minute as he made for the very   center of the  stream.     Then, by some  chance,   the log   on which  he stood struck'a-rock in the river with- tremendous  force..     He shot,up into   the air,   and then, with   a  single cry  went into   the icy   waters.     The   tama  tacks closed together in a solid floor above him  Joe-heard- the   cry,   ami for a   moment  his   eyes  flamed like lire;     Then, hurling, .his   pee vie to one  SLie, he .plunged over   the side of the ���������'drive*'   and  dived   under the   logs, .now    rearing like a "herd of  wild buffalo. ,-  Souiethiiig struck .against him as he  ���sirugglcd against ihe current. It was Adam. He threw  ������ hfa le^s  around   him   mid  struckc'\vith.  his hands  The-, rough'b;irk' skinned his arms like a surgeon's  .knife.     But the logs parted/and my a moment he was -  struggling up over one as it turned aramd and round  with.hiin.      It was   almost -..impossible to get   hold  with the weight of the unconscienss man/dragging .him  downward.,      Hut at a bend in   t.he' stream'1 the VIo��V  packed closer together and -held for *i moment mbti^m----  less, and be .-succeeded1 iu   drawing .'Adam Sou.   'idace  of comparative   safety.'; .-...For. a' -minneiit h>   rested.-'  .Then taking- hold qflb'c white tnan^cuibr'hc- dragged '���'  him over the slippery surface to the shore/'       .'.' '."'*   ���"  Ten'minutes .afterward.'' Adam' -opened..his  eyes,���-  Joe was looking   down   on littn   .with'datr impassive  face. .   ���  *��� Von go back,'/he s-ud      " Nlitry.^'eyes tell vou '; -  'come/ - Ugh ! joe pav hfa debt/* :- tie pointed to ���-'  "the white scar on Adam'* Intui, -Joe pay Jus debt ',  lor Mary/' - (,\-n?< -/i..iftV B^U��-  PI *  i3nin  SINGLE FARE RETURN  TO  GRAND WINTER  Doors, Sashes and Turned Work  Brackets and Office Fittings  ����^>^W^<W1��^HIWD, 1  Satisfaction Guaranteed.   Prices .'Reasonable  wiWWWWt* VWW.WIMWIW  wjksw*:***^**!^  tC1 S> 3    "l 5 8 i'u  it i i41 m \J U  fi^i i & y- 0  COMft ANDINtl" AITENTION;  is -.sirnplv a   matter -of hting  t      * 't ����� ���  .'isEsasrtikrgwsEKi .-  jpf*  >*j^ >^-?/ ;--'^y  (E;i,s ess *;-5v rr^k 2 *��  cs   r,r-k t ��  ^ $m h^y L^r a | h A r ^ %  F     fc      S �� ^ K S ^      ���������'   y ?1    H  wtS* i? ^ (r ?���  TO-  P"l  ri *? 'V  y ,-_7  i'  '.'  tj  ii  "' y^'V'  well (Ircs5cd.  Those who . wear garments  cut and tailored by us/will, receive all -the attention.'a-' well  cH'cssc-ci Hi an <ic serves.  < '}{\r winter suits id' H./rns;  lloiucspVn.is a .re h.j.arvcis ������ *>i  K!>od Qtiaiit\\ v^..��od sU  K<m.kI        wi>r.knt.;i.sfiip.  V.{ I !1 i *     1 \     err* * ���'�� t  >  ��    1   i  ��� f   ��   i   ���  m  t��  c /15��>r / / ,-;��� g"/f / :.r- x z-tftf 6 3-�� j,- ^^Vi-5^^-^^^'xr^YWWlfTtf'^'J  Ac.j.-:xrs axj)   Pcksi-:h.s  Revel stoke   and    South,  hemic  and   \\\y>\ t Sj-;u.  Tickicts fu/a";cn v 12:.!/  ly^y      r.itli,     15th    and  'lot]}, liniiu-'.j <y>iiiy  jMij-.  ion to date of sale, and  return    portion    good  to  leave   Rossland up  to  hehrnary   18th.  .'o  ,0  ,-'.'J  '--J  ��� /��  .*���'.*  *.^  V_j  ���O  ;o  ,0  KG t  r /  1 tz!\A i-  I'  J  /-  ..��/ ^  Jl/  /I.-'  *K.~*//  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Lumber,  Lath,  o h ingles.  c  Orders Promptly Filled ana Sash & Doors $  Satisfaction Given. fslefson Mouldings, 3  Yard, Foot of Hcndryx Street.   Turned  Work.   5  >  i   af  ���^AiLftAJUiUJUUUU?. ft A JU.JUJB iULSUUUJULJULa^^  flfl  <M  -t^T��      ���***   ���h���i   ^r -irrrf     ��i*rv t t  <��  v"l**vw   fww^rir*^  W"Tt��rt MfW ���*!.  < I,  I'.-1 * kit  3XM����+��o����*������#�� +++  ORDER  r\-   -  1   .,  *���*  *      ���    *  V.V"JA  V*  1 -  -   ��  ion .-. -;pi^ce^fc^i  '' x* ^**j^*$8^  3@S  r        I      -      <V*-JLt  ft     Y  .��  * va*1.  ���   n <*   -*   j.  J.       _    **��        ^  J    -.'  ji  . r ������ rar   _  _  ��    ft.- if    " -,  �����**  * i  'w��  A   *   *   *. t  y'\^  t        ��  'tue  WHOLESALE.  Botte r, Eggs  w*  Cheese��  j Fruits.Etc,  - ���.  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