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Nodouht this  i * nttrlhutahle'to nefclei** and .-nil that will. be-required to  ���MiHure h hasty mponse ia"this gentl-e reminder.  rpHK ECONOMIST only repeats what has often  * *      lH*en   said  before*  when it asserts   that   Sir  Charles  Tupper,- Bart ..Vis not only the most remarkable Canadian statesman living, but also one of the  vtreat men ofthe Empire.    Long past the age  when  life possesses allurements for man, he is yet full  of  lire and determination which have carried  him   tri~  umphautlv. through   manv  a   hard   fought   battle.  Years Ik?fore the  confederation of the   Provinces  of  British   North   America   into  one   Dominion,   Sir  Charles Tapper was playing leading parts on the political stage of Nova Scotif\ and to his great force of  character  may  !>e  attributed  the   bringing of  the  Mariti me Pro vinces Into  Con federation.    Since Con -  federation became an accomplished   fact, on July ��� 1,'  1S6.7, with the exception of a  few years devoted to  the services of his country as High Commissioner for  Canada   at   London,   he has participated in   every  election campaign and has always been   found where  the   bullets were   falling   thickest.     To-day, at the  advanced   age   of 79*   he is guarding his armor   for  another struggle, perhaps the last   in the life of   this  grand old statesman.  If Sir Charles Tapper had not devoted his life to  politics, he might have become a great evangelist, in  which latter capacity he would have led men to drink  of the waters of life freely. He carries conviction to  the minds of his listeners, and makes points, not by  abusing the enemy, but rather by expatiating upon  the honesty of his friends. In repose, Sir Charles  has a countenance verging upon the austere, but this  vanishes the moment he addresses you. Of an impetuous nature, he is even at his present advanced age  quick of apprehension, with a strong aspiring bent  for action in great affairs. Withal, his manners have  all the fascination of gentlemen ofthe old school.  Age  may have toned down the .vigor-with which of old  he was accustomed to deal with his opponents, but at  times the eye flashes, the face illumines and he  clenches his hand as he deals his political opponents  the knock-out blow. The historian''of the future who  undertakes to write the life of Sir 'Charles Tupper  will find material enough to ma:ke an interesting  book.  In his address at the Opera House, last Friday, Sir  Charles indulged in ancient history at great length. So  far from detracting from the interest of the story, we  believe it rather lent it additional force. The policy  of the Liberal Conservative party of Canada has not  changed since its inception, and it was to brin*out  this strong fact that the speaker went back beyond  the middle of the present century to discuss the  questions of those days. The interesting story of  the Liberal party from 1873 till 1878 conhot be  told too often, and possesses marked similitude to the  record which that party is again making for itself. It  was a period of broken promises, political jobbery, like  the building of the Fort Francis locks, and is duplicated in the -unfulfilled promises ol: to-day"-, and the corrupt administration of affairs in the Yukon and other  portions of Canada. It is the old, old story, and no  man knows better how to tell it than Sir Charles  Tupper, Bart.  Sir Charles Tupper's speech was a comprehensive  review of the condition of affairs in Canada at the  present time. He pointed out wherein the Liberal  party had broken faith with the people, and contrasted this with the firm adherence" to principle of the  party of which he is the leader Particularly striking was his elucidation of the tariff policy of the present Government. The shameless hypocrisy of Sir Wilfrid Laurier in abandoning the recognized policy of his  party and the filching from the Conservative party its  policy of protection was dwelt upon at-length, but in  a convincing manner, with facts and figures to substantiate everything alleged.  The question of the respective expenditures of the  present Liberal Government and the Conservative  Government was dealt with, and it was shown  that for the year 1896, the Conservative expenditures  were about $42,000,000, while the expenditures by  Sir Wilfrid Lauder's Government were going up by  leaps and bounds from year to yer��r and the estimates  for tgoo were such as to induce   the conclusion   that  ya  ft  .     ������'.���'��� .���"J:"i.''!-',:";'V.  m  if  T-ip  ',.��.;--B  /''j&  m  r  'H  Si'*'  ''P  m  i#l  ^.����*M^M!*a^^  fit  II  m  m  3 m  S\  1 Is*  m  :v_li  'fffl  if?  r&fi  yii E* ;  $?��  R M  PI  111  K *���!  p1  i'fi  111  r   ?^  t'i*  F'$  in W,  t-11  Bl  M  rl  r ^j,  JS*<  ^ < i  plj  ii  & lf  b��  K5|  ul  gj]  r��jB  nl  Pf  N  1 -. Mf>  ft.*.  n  w  mm  r  y n  ii..��rr a  f'��^: -f  im  Bit*  .1/3  ! ��  if 1  IP- I   1  .*.? i-  !'������' |"  1- ���  4  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  they would reach the enormous sum of $60,000,000.  This was the '" tariff reform" policy preached in and  out of season hv the Liberals.  Perhaps of the subjects discussed by Sir Charles, the  one that interested his listeners more than any   other  was the question of the introduction of Federal party  lines in Provincial contests.     We quote the   remarks  of   the   leader  on the   question, as   reported by the  Tribune,:  "It had to be admitted in the outset in   discussing  the matter of party lines   that, so far: as the Liber *b  Conservative  part}* of  Canada was   concerned,   the.  adoption of party lines in provincial contents was not  a matter of choice.     It was not even a   matter which  could-be fairly.considered as open   to argument.      It  was not; a question upon which the party could decide  to take one  side or   the other.      Party lines iu   provincial   contests had to he   adopted by the Conservatives as a "matter of  abolute necessity.     The govern  ment of  the   Dominion of Canada was now in   the  hands of the Liberal party, and so far as  possible the  attempt was being made to link the several provincial  administrations from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the  federal administration at Ottawa     The condition was  such that unless the Liberal-Conservative party   was  content   to.be wiped, out of-existence it-would h.ive  to adopt party   lines.     Sir   Wilfrid   Laurier   is endeavoring to unite in one solid phalanx~ali   "the 1��km1  or provincial administrations with the federal government at, Ottawa...      Du ring  t fie last   generaI elections  in   the   province of Ontario  ue   had called   to   the  electors from the hustings to come to  the rescue and  sustain the Hardy government   because   he regarded  it as his strong   right arm.     To sustain the    Liberal  government at Ottawa  every man was summoned,   to  come to the rescue and fight the battle of the Liberal  party leader of the   Conservatives of   the province u\  the local contest in the the   province of Ontario     In  th_ li:i 0/   taii    i:.i > 1.   .v i_U:f -c-.n   0 ) H:rv aiivc  party liked  it   or not. they would   be compelled   to  adopt this course or submit to   an   overwhelming defeat.     When the result was made known-in Ontario,  although all the influence ofthe federal   government  was thrown into   the   scale,    it - was found that   the  strong right   arm   of the government, to   whicli  Sir  Wilfrid Laurier had   referred, was   paralyzed.      The  party which for twenty   years had an    overwhelming  majority was struck   down so that it    has since Seen  struggling for existence, and at the present moment is  tottering to its fall/'  From every point of view, the visit of Sir Charles  Tupper to Nelson was eminently satisfactory. It  aroused interest in the political issues ofthe daw  which is in itself a worthy consummation ; and it demonstrated that the Conservatives in Nelson are over-  whelmingly in preponderance as regards numbers. A  few months ago, Hon. Sydney Fisher, Minister of  Agriculture in the Liberal Cabinet, and Mr. Bostock  addressed a meeting in Nelson, and the attendance  numbered scarcely half a hundred. On the occasion  of Sir Chailes 'fuppers visit, nearly eight hundred  were present and hundreds more were turned away  from the door, being unable to gain admittance.  This is one of the straws that indicates the direction  iu which the   people's thoughts are running.  Thk Tribune of last Saturday morning contained an  interview   with   Sir Hibhert   Tupper,  to   which   is  attached more than 'ordinary importance. We refer  to the position of the Conservative party on the eight-  hour law. Sir Htbbert said, acordtiig to the interview, that the Conservative party- not' only endorsed  the eight-hour law, but the principle of it as well, and  intended to stand firm on this plank ofthe platform  promulgated at the' New Westminister convention.  This will probably he the leading, issue in the next  campaign, and.it is worth noting that the Conservative party stands committed to the eight-hour law.  .- 'ft"    HJWSflW  -J-MKHto* ..  To-morrow (Thursday)''the Legislature'of  Columbia convenes for' the transaction., of ��� business.  According to the 'Government organs/the,'forthcoming session will Ik- ashortxme, and. indeed this view"  is shared- by the majority of" the.people of. British  .Cohimbh.. It is not believed that the Government  will hav^'enough followers to wry on the work of  the- Legislature, and will be com pelted to -place us  resignation in the hands'of the Lieute'tuuit.Governor,-  However, in this connection there are tuai'iy : rumors  current,' It- is .hinted that a' 'coalition-7mav take  plj��ce> in which t Item preventatives of a. very important  interest of British Columbia will join:forces with the  Government m\d tide it over the session..' This may  b*? only an idle rumor, but certainly there are many*  circumstances that point to some such' arraugeoient  having taken place. In. any event, it- witl only Ik..  a short time until the full strength ofthe the. Government forces-will be revealed, and*we .rattier suspect  that there is no kind of a coalition that can;save it'..  Hhhk we are sending men to   fight. the Boers   in  South    Africa, and no   one" is patriotic enough   to  volunteer as   peace  preserver In the   gallery of.   the  Nelson Opera House.  'Thk municipal campaign may now'be said to- bx:  fairlv under w'av. Both candidates for the-mayoralty,  have defined their claimes for support/.^nd have already organized their committees. At this time it  would Ik premature to attempt ' any forecast of-' the  contest. Many believe- that Aid. Fletcher, despite  the herculean efforts being put forth by his opponent.  will win, b,it the Houston mm think differently.   One  ��� SO.*,. !�������� .<����,-.*"<��., il<.,< iL> ����i...i,!i: ii.r !���_��� ,* 1�� j'1 -I tinl(i:l f es  iinii^    1 r��  lv.1 (titil,    vM.ji,   iik-    11 tvii��n   >o       i'v*��i       v **,����<����� ��**��--  will put in some edcetive work front now. until the day  of election. 'ITn; Economist has' Ikcu firm in its  belief that Aid Fletcher should win o�� his merits.  What is -.needed in Nelson at the present time is a  business council with, a strong 'man to. guide it over  the shoals. Such a man is Aid. Fletcher. Tic n<iS  admirable business capacity, and is well versed in the  theory and practice of municipal government He i*  a safe man, and can be depended upon to give tne  citv a stronsr business.administration.  But it will not be enough   that the   citizens   place  Mr. Fletcher at  the    head of civic affairs.    ' He must-  be given a business   council    who   will   "share   the  responsibility   ofthe civic   administration.'*     Many  names are   alreadv discussed in   this   connection, ami  IM. ���1  f    ''  lyyy  iyyy THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Im  r  there is no room to fear that the people will be  restricted to a small field in making their choice.  With a council composed of such men as have al-  ieady eosented to run, the citizens can feel  assured that the next Board will conduct the affairs  of the city on strictly business principles, and in the  present stage in her history, it is a business council  Nelson needs. The retiring council has done well,  and there is reason to !>elieve that the next Board  wil/ Ik equally as patriotic in discharging their duty.  When it is stated that buildings to the aporoxi-  mate value $300,000-were. ��� erected in Nelson during  the year just closed, the outside world can form some  idea, ofthe progress ofthe Kootenay metiopolis.  These buildings are all of the most substantial  character andTuay be said to be monuments of the  faith the people have in the future of the city. Take  those business- blocks along Baker street! What  Mthcr city of the same population on this continent  caivshowas its contribution" to the year's progress  business blocks to the same .number and value as  those that have been '.built on our principal business  street this year ? Not one. The beauty'of the residences is also another source of eongratulaton. It is  the best evidence that the people are building with  tiie intention of ��� establishing here their permanent  homes. It is little wonder that visitors to Nelson  oe surprised at the gr.tudcur of the city.  Th ic announcement that John Houston is seeking  thai sweet consolation found only in. the church,  s-i'*rgests great, possibilities in the way of office-hold-  r.ur ior the ex-Mayor.    How would Elder Houston,  as a starter, sound ?  TfrTtiiwmwi  Au>. Fletcher lias opened  committee  rooms in  he store formerly occupied by O'Reilly & Co.  If the British Government had a few more generals  like French, the Boers would find almost any kind of  u'ork a -pleasant pastime compared with war.  It speaks we'll for the patriotism of our business  "icn that such men as Mr. Chris. Morrison are will-  mg los-icrilice their time to the city's interests Mr.  -wornson has had considerable experience in. municipal matters, and his presence on the next council  board will be a.distinct gain to the city.  Should * .Blake"'Wilson consent to run for the  East Ward, his election will be only a question of  counting the votes  I he war in. the Transvaal is the absorbing topic of  conversation in Hongkong at present, and considerable indignation has been aroused by the action of  some Germans a few evenings ago, who, at a dinner  m their club, proposed and enthusiastically drank the  health of President Krueer. As residents of a British  colony, enjoying the rights, privileges and protection  accorded to British subjects, they certainly cannot be  ��� ��� " ^ ' ���. ���  congratulated for this display of most exceedingly  bad taste ; and it is understood that the gentlemen  members are about to take some action with a view to  preventing a recurrence of such an act of palpable discourtesy to the English comiiiunity in which they  live.  If John Matheson, the barber, gets elected for alderman, it will be by a close shave.  The incorporation of the Panama Canal Company  of America is said to be the first step in a plan to  transfer the Panama Canal to Americans in order  that it may have a better chance to struggle with the  American concessionaries. Over $200,0000,000 in  French capital has been spent on this great work,  and while undoubtedly the greater portion was  wasted or stolen, still manv millions found its wav  intoThe construction of this great ditch. Then the  original company failed, and one of the greatest financial scandals of the country became public property.  A new company was organized in 1894, and since  that time about $8,000,000 more has been put into  the work. This amount, it is claimed, has been honestly spent, and it is estimated thpt the canal is now  about two-filths completed. About $ic>o,ooo,ooo  more, it is believed, will finish the work.  It will-be noticed that neither Gen. Roberts nor  Gen. Kitchener have made any statements that directly or indirectly intimate that they wiil*eat dinner  on any particular day in Pretoria.  Among the names mentioned in connection with  aldermanic honors are : Chris. Morrison, W. J.  Wilson, William Irvine, Theodore Madson, A. Fer-  land, J. A. Irving, Dr. Arthur, Thomas Madden,  and Hamilton Byers. Here is a grand array of talent from which to select city fathers.  The Canadians have been in action for the first time,  and, as was expected, they proved themselves worthy  representatives of ' The land of the maple leaf."  Nothing has been heard from the Rocky Mountain  Raneers, but thev will have a brush with the Boers  all in good time.  In choosing aldermen, precaution should be taken  to select men who will stand for Nelson first, last and  all the time.  A call has been made for 1500 more Canadians,  and still some people think Canada won Id not be able  to protect herself in-the event of war.  The firm of M, DesBrisay & Co has been changed  into a limited liability company and will be known in  future as the Western Mercantile Company, limited.  The public will be pleased to learn that the management will remain unchanged.  WH  w  Km  If  'W,  if  4  Iff  Ml  'f  tfi  4,1  ' -IS  ill  'tz&s&mrx  ?rr^wrrw<r^rTw^^  %,n%$?. I  Mfiil  4lfe  14- gjv  S  *  111,  ' tK 5 * i   j  1   i  ; in !  1 IT *  J * I r  *- * ' ,  y ; -i I  ,  !  1 i  EVENTS AND GOSSIP  AT about this season of the year, people's fancy, not  -. very lightly either, is accustomed to turn to  thoughts of elections. In some places it is for the purpose of municipal government that, people-select their  .'"representatives "'and,, in other departments, too, a  choice made of such as are eligible to-be placed in  positions of trust. Unfortunately, however, in many  localities, as concerns municipal institutions particularly, enough store is not set upon them, and people  are allowed to go in pretty much as they please, since,  although there may be numerous candidates, the best  men do not always come out. They do not set  sufficient store upon the importance of business mtn  attending to the affairs of their fellow citizens, It  may be said that provided they have property qualifications, almost any one will'do, since they will not  be likely to go far astray, they having-financial interests at stake, which they will not feel disposed to  imperil. This may be all very well as far as it goes;  but on the one baud the municipal representative,  even though he be adequately qualified from a property point of view, may, on the other hand, be'disposed to be too narrow in bis ideas, and therefore be  indisposed to incur needed expenditures, because he  fears that the incidence of taxation will be too heavy ;  while, on the other, his ideas may be far and away  ahead of his times or of the views of those with whom  he is associated. Stilbthe latter is on this account in  no way unfitted for the post of a municipal politician.  What, however, above all in public affairs is  absolutely required, is more business men���who have  not only material interests in bricks and mortar and  town lots, but who are in engaged in that active commercial life which keeps them and their resources in  continuous circulation. They are, on this account,  better fitted than anyone else for this department of  active life. It may be said that it is always well to  have real estate adequately represented, to have a  lawyer on the Council Board aud possibb to have a  contractor who knows something about how public  works and improvements are carried on. So it may  be, and doubtless is, but there is and has been such a  thing as having too much of a good tiling  rr  Upon the proper administration of public affairs,  depends very much of the business life of a city, and  it is to be hoped that capital and industry will ix��th  of them pay more attention to these things and demonstrate that though their hooks and ledgers and  their workshops are, iu their estimation, of very great  importance, they do not render it impossible for them  to pay some attention to those concerns in which  the entire community is interested. Let Nelson, as  well as other towns, where municipal institutions  obtain, have at their disposal the very best material  available; in such event everything will go smoother  and the progress that is made will, in   every -respect)  be more lasting.  *t*i  The charge is made in one of the city newspapers that a certain man, generally regarded a scoffer,  has all at once espoused the cause of religion, affords  food for reflection. The question may be -asked,-  what proportion ofthe number professing religion  are "sincere believers?' -Some-contend' that the majority  of professing Christians are frauds, but Lam far from  believing this a true estimate. I have the greatest  admiration for the man who lives his religion, whose  faith governs'every, action of his '.iife.';bpr-l do despise-  ant, _ and the world is full ofit -  A lady who will spurn the rude beggar that asks  outright   for   mouev   wilt give . a dime, to the'' same  . fellow if bebedrotiing "What shall the HTrvest Ik,M  .in the mud of a. dirty street; 'a' man'-who is'.'not  deluded by the ordinary protetatlotts-of acomjpetttor  will often-put faith in him if lie. shows'the whites-of  bis eyes, and calls God, to lie bis judge* ;��� 'Cant is n  natural failing, nnd a disagreeable one, too, - It is  desperate, incurable, continuous, in. spite of the rudest-  shocks : nothing seems to. diminish the cheerful self-  complacency of^chapd life, not even.the--exposure of  the- archhypoeritc. Von might expert-, the ������ man  whose eyes had just been opened to the hideo'ttsness  of Cant -to be more, gentle and considerate to ; the  neighbor who does, not make' great: profession 01.  goodness ; but that, as experience ��� show** "its, h entirely a fallacious hope. On the contrary,'the wearisome intolerance of the Pharisees is' unabated ; They  denounce all those who difter.from'them'-' as whole*  hcartedly still m though they bad infallibility* ������ The  pious person still reviles the tmn who "reads a  novel .on Sundays, %t\d is.not humbug enough to sit  in church when bis thoughts are elsewhere. He  stillsays hard-things.of the nrnn who puts his money  'on a horse openly, while he himself b buying, tame  tickets and lottery chances.iu the name of the Lord-  He still denounces the publican as the author of ail  evil, and the temtKrate drinker as a sot and a slave.  while scores of his own kidney shelter themscive^  under the mantle of Timothy, and take a Tittle, for  the stomach's sake. If the tmn who like such wsckeo  things will only pull long faces, sing long psalms,  and sit twige on Sunday iu the chapel, they may do  whatever else they like in secret, but the people, who  judge righteousness by the row it makes will rejoice  over them, and  Ik   exceeding glad.      For,   nothing  daunted   by the exposure   of rascality the votaries o*  ... 1  Cant still   revel in detestable mockeries ol goouness  I hate shams. 1 here is nothing so mean and contemptible as the creature who, for bis own gain, pretends to Ik better than he is. Rather a thousand  times a nation of roughs than a nation ol slimy things.  ..iv-i,if ?.l#  Wmrnmsm  S^BSSKOTSS^^^  ;reat^waYroa,rasrW!!B�����ss\wn��'a?^^  ^d0Sifk^iW  ^^mmmsmwm^mWtimsmmm THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Thev say we are still very bloodthirsty.     This,  savs  ;m observer  of  our   state, shows "that we have not  vet completed the first step towards decent civilization,  rHi that the elementary struggle   against   savagery  has to   be  fought still."     Well so be it     At least,  when.a mail   kicks your skull   in he is   making his  intentions -.plainly understood ;   he cannot be-said- to  be assuming a virtue which he has not,  and he   will  nay the price for his amusement.     But when  a man  onus to you with a   smug face and pious   words.on  his tongue,; .and.   undercover   ofthe   Bible puts his  hand iu,your,purse or   abducts your daughter, you  are. more  pitiably a victim.     For, unless   you are  prepared to   deny goodness in all men, you have   no  safeguard against a snake.     Vou may put your heel  on his head once he has bitten you ;   but the   poison  will still do its work.     Better far .that' we be   rough  and rude than a smooth  and deceitful  people.     Up  to a certain point we are all humbugs ���;.  we must be.  We cannot expose our inmost souls to everyone;   we  are bound to conceal  something.     Every day politeness between''  man and man is often mere   humbug;  but it is forgiven,   as something that lubricates   and  does   not injure.     But  when   humbug passes from  concealment of that which   concerns nobody to   the  parade  of qualitits" for -the purpose of Imposing on  everybody- it does become dangerous.     The  habit of  appraising a man's   goodness by the number of times  he goes to church, and his wickedness by the number  of times he goes-to the  racecourse,   puts a   premium  on hypocrisy.     But though Cant thieves   all   round  us, and grows lustily, I  appeal to people who try   to  be good without making a song   about it, and I urge  them not to put faith in. a man because ofthe   length  of his prayers, nor to distrust a man Ixxause he keeps  a whisky stand on his side board.     if they are wise,  that   is the lesson the hypocrite will teach them, and  they will not think me dangerous when I say I would  rather belong' to a   race of-uncivilised "savages,- who  merely hit their neighbor on the head when they hate  him,   than   to feign  goodness  but  accomplish each  other's undoing  1 have been informed that.it is Manager Annable's  intention to keep the Opera House open every night  during the remaining winter mouths. With this end  in view lie will'.make an effort to lonii a stock company, capable of producing the best melodramas, interspersed with specialties. If the Opera House management follows out this idea on modern lines, the  undertaking will probably prove successful. Nelson  lias a large enough population to support a stocK organization, and will, probably do so, providing the  right kind of productions are given. Patrons of the  theatre sooner or later growtired of a surfeit of one  hind of amusement, and in order.to keep the appetite  m a.proper condition, varietv is absolutely necessary.  The WillS. Rising Comedy and vaudeville Company, now filling a short engagement at the Opera  Mouse, in many respects, o'ives a highly appreciative  entertainment.    There are  many specialties that de  serve special mention. Mr. Rising shows a desire to  .win by his really hard work, as does also Miss  Kimble. Mr. Rising and Miss Kimble were here  last spring with the Metropolitan Opera Company  and made many friends, who gave both an ovation  on the occasion of their reappearance here last Mon-  dayjight Both sing and act well, a rare combination of qualities. La Jess, the human'anaconda, is a  wonderful contortionist, and the sleight-of-hand work  of Frank Lewis borders on the marvellous. Altogether the performance is one that supplies a couple  of hours' enjoyable entertainment.  The Irish. Standard, Minneapolis, says: "The report  of a Fenian invasion of Canada is intended toscarethe  .Canadians and' keep them  from rendering aid to the  4 mother country\ in  her war with  the Boers.     The  Irish ofthe United States have the   kindliest feelings  for the Canadians and have not the slightest notion of  crossing the border.     They think,   however,  that  Canadians should stay at home anddet England fight  her   own battles in the eastern   hemisphere"     The  bloviating persons who are talking about a Fenian in  vasion of Canada, or, in other words, are talking  up  the   gratification   of their private grudges against  Great   Britain at the   expense  of the United States,  would be the first ones, in case they could get some  credulous  fools to make such and idiotic attempt,   to  get into a   place of safety  and allow their deluded  followers to suffer the penalty. P.  G.  The Provincial Legislature will meet at Victoria tomorrow.    '  Greater interest is being taken in the Nelson   Rifle  Company then heretofore.  It is announced that the C.  P.   R. will  be immediately extended to Balfour.  A schedule otgames have been   ari^nged for   the  British Columbia Hockey League  A meeting of Aid.   Fletcher's supporters wiil  be  held at bis committee rooms to-night.  About $800 was netted by the   concert   given   in  Nelson in aid of the Mansion House Fund.  'Forthe six months ending Dec 31, in Nelson  district there, were 97 deaths, 40 births and48 marriages.  I). McArthur & Co. have the contract for driving  piles necessary for a boating dock at the Mirror Lake  Ice Company's warehouse,    ��� ��  Will S. Rising and bis vaudeville company will  make a tour ofthe smaller towns i:v the interior, returning here in time to begin an engagement at the  Nelson Opera House, Jan. 15. A repertoire of modern comedies will be produced.  "I:  ���I  !  f  1  \  ifS*  . i]  '1  1]  ��� ii  '   ''I  111  '% to--  P5i  ���M;  m  m  WW  i.T'1'. :  ! iff:  -sll  nitn^a^mmm^l^^Mifi^  ���-vm  ..'.'rrj  -     ���    im  ''  ��� .J1-' *M$  -.rai!Hb_wl^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  CURRENT   COMMENT.  III  or*  r Ii  av  11  ���'.%*���  m  w-%  Cronje is no Gentleman.  '(Hamilton Herald.)  Lord Methuen's complaint that Ge'neral.Cronje has  been   using   rude language to him   disposes of the  claim that this is a civil war.  An Open Confession.  (Kingston Whig)  Eugene   V. Brewster,  of Brooklyn,   N.Y., in   a  recent address said:   "I don't pretend to" be  honest  Few men are, and a lawyer cannot be."     What  has  the profession to say to that ?     Is it a libel or a give  away ?  A Mohammedan Now.  (Summerside, P. E. I'., Journal.)  Speaking at the banquet to Hon F. R. Latehford,  a few evenings ago, Sir Wilfrid Laurier argued that  Ottawa should be made the Mecca of Canada.  Formerly it was the Washington of the North, but  evidently Sir Wilfrid has discarded American  notions for Mohammedan ideas.  Surprising and Significant.  (London Free Press.)  Much less did the European powers hostile to  Great Britain dream that the colonial provinces of tin*  empire would of their own free will send forth their  sons to a foreign shore to fight for their fellow-  colonials. The example of loyalty and fidelity, set by  the colonial provinces of their attachment to British  institutions is one of the most momentous political  events of this closing century.  Surveyed Cape Town.  (Ottawa Citizen)  To Mr. W. Barclay Snow, one of the l>est  known surveyors in Canada, now an old man of 80  years of age, belongs the   distinction of having made  Lord Dufferin, speaking at   B&n- \  gor recently in the interests  of the j  local war fund, said the present war j  should be regarded as having been I  waged with perfect justice and tin- ���  der the pressure of an inevitable ne- J  cessity.    Having lived  a good deal  abroad, he was iu a  position to estimate pretty accurately the   nature  and true \?alue of foreign newspaper  denunciation.   He was certainly not  disposed to attach to them any very  considerable importance, but the  best way of dealing with the matter  was to attain and maintain such a  sufficiency, both of naval and military preparations, as would deter  our neighbors from indulging in;  useless provocations. :  first survey of Cape Town, South Africa.     The plan  covered--' fifteen"--square feet, and the collection of the  necessary data by field work and the execuion'covered  a period of eighteen months.    Twice during the progress of  his endeavor   was Mr, Snow afflicted   with  sunstroke,   and  his   recovery    took   four and   six  months respectively.    Mr. Snow was hi South Africa  from i860 to 1866.     When his arduous undertaking  had been completed, the town  corporation could   not  compensate him for his work owing to the impoverished  condition of its 'exchequer,-and since his departure  from the country Mr. Snow has heard nothing what-  ever in regard to   the   disposition of  the   plan -upon  which he expended so much labor,.    It is reasonable,  however, to'.-suppose that subsequent surveyors found  it most valuable as a basis-for their researches.     Mr.  Snow   has written   to the   Governor-General asking  that His Excellency institute ait inquiry as to the disposal of the   map, and also to ascertain   whether he ,  may ex (sect any  pecuniary recognition -from.'-those  who'are possibly profiting by his labors.. ....-  ^SflWXA^WOfafwwwWW  Its History Defective.  {Vuri&nivor WorNt)   ���'  Our contemporary the New Westminister Cdum��  hum, usually somewhat familiar.with.btstoricatevents  relating to the Dominion, afid.;e$pecially.tO'thi& Province, in commenting upon the utterances of Sir Charles  Tupper, Bart, during his recent visit to thecoast,errs  in asserting" that the' late Hon. Joseph'Howe'was  favorable   to Con feneration   tmd that he, with   such  men as Hon, George Brown, and others,, was entitled  to a certain amount of credit in-connection, with . the  movement which culminated'in the federal union ofthe. Provinces of iJper and" Lower Canada,-Nova  Scotia and New Brunswick. Mr. Howe' displayed  great hostility to the scheme-and worked* as he had  never done Ixrforc, to prevent it consummation* There  were others at the time who were';dubious of the  future success of so rapidly brought-about a change.  Amongst the number were the late Hem. Alexander  Mackenzie. Sir A. A. Dorion. Hon.' L. If.-.Holtou,  Mr.'Joseph Rymal (still living) and others,      ft was  Osier & Gurd,  ker Street,  ...Over...  Hsank of Halifax  Nelson,, B. C. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  chaiged against Mr. Howe that he changed his views  after having been repeatedly, closeted; with Hon. Dr.  I now Sir Charles) Tupper, That he did change is a  matter of history. Equally true is the statement  ihat he was made Lieutenant Governor of his native  Province. Nova Scotia, and that he died shortly after  being appointed to that exalted position. Messrs.  M ackeuzie, I )orion, Ry mat and some others after wards  became convinced that the solution to the political  dead lock which had arisen in 1863-64.was"in the  a<lootion of the union of all the British North Ameri-  ,mu provinces, such as Hon. George Brown and other  far-seeing statesmen had recommended, and not in  the legislative union which Hon." John A. Macdonald,  Col. Scobleand another-member'- of the special committee appointed in. the- ���winter of 1864,in '--Quebec,  where Parliament-then assembled, had recommended.  The Mining Industry.  \ Rjodo Ktmlei m la u)  If in volume, value and '.ramification of its influence  ������.-..'��� ���  upf>n the welfare of a nation   government recognition  and encouragement should   l>e givzn   an   industry,  then that of mining holds a place hardly secondary to  that of any other.  Agriculture in all its branches, no doubt,   is   more  important than any other, from the fact that it supplies  food and clothing for the   human family,     it is   an  industry that cannot be dispensed with.     It employs  more labor than any other.  It is maintained-by some men engaged in   railway  transportation that railroads are the largestemployers  of labor in the country. In this they are in error.  Mining in all its. branches employs more labor by far  than railroads and more than any manfacturing industry or than commerce. Except agriculture, it  adds more to the wealth and supplies more of the  wants of the people of the nation. Were raining in  all its phases to cease, commerce in volume and bulk  ofthe commodities handled would dwindle to two-  thirds, if not one-half, of its present proportions, v  Thus in a general way the importance of mining is  made to appear, which would be vastly enhanced if  space permitted going into statistical details. It,  perhaps, further should be said that the products of  mines enter into house and railroad structures, it  furnishes the principal materials for ships, machinery  and implements of all industries, and the utensils for  the homes. It is difficult te point out where iron,  steel, copper, lead, zinc and coal are not necessities  of life or useful in promoting happiness. Last, but  not least, mining furnishes the basis of the monetary  systems of the world, the media of exchange for all  commercial transactions, domestic  and international.  NOTICE is hereby given that after the expiration of thirty day  from the date hereof we intend to apply to the Chief .Commis-  Mioner of Lands and Works at Victoria;B.C ; for a lease foi* twenty  one years for the purpose of quarrying Limestone, for sale and dis  -postal, over the following lands, situated on the east bank of Lower  Arrow Lake, about nix miles north of Deer Park on said lake, and  about (100 yards due east from the shore of said lake, comprised  within the following boundaries:   Commencing at a poet inscribed,  *��� initial Post, .W.....A. Galliher, Frank Setdei and Allan Forrester's  R. W. corner, planted and located December 6th, 1899;" thence due  north *20 chains; thence due east at right angles 20 chains; thence  due south and parallel to the .western boundary 20 chains; thence  due we��i 20 chains to the point of commencement, containing 40  arri's, more or less;-  Dated this 12th day of December, 1899.  W. A. GALLIHER,  FRANK SEIDEL,  ALLAN FORRESTER.  Special Sale of  JVLillinery--. ..��� .  Irvine & Co., I s^'8's*16 ��'  11 v 111c   ^v .%*y��i   1 Carpets . , . .  32 BAKER STREET.  DRY  GOODS ANNUAL FALL SALE  Commencing Wednesday. November 22  Banrains��-ln Every  Department==Bargains  Dress Goods, in Navy and   Black,  all wool, Htorni serges.   Hide price,  35e per yard. *  Fanev   Novelties  in Dress Pattern  Suiting* Continues at Half Price.  Ladles' Jackets   tmd  Mantles less  than coat.  White Saxony Flannel at 20c ' per  yard.  White Cant*m Flannel at oeup.  Eider Flannel*, In all colours, 40c.  Children's Cashmere Horn from 15c  a pair up.  en' Cashmere Hone 25c.  Ladles* French Kid Gloves, every  ���nair guaranteed; worth $1.50, for  $1.00 a pair.  Ladies' and Children's Hemmed  Handkerchiefs,-from 5c up.  Linen Roller Toweling from 5c.a  yard up.  Checked Linen Glass Toweling 5c  a yard up.  W hite Linen Table Damask, 35c a  yard up.  Turkey Red Table Damask, 35c up.  White Table Oil Cloth, 25c a yard.  Carpets in Tapestry, Brussels, Wilton, Velvet and Axminster at extremely low prices.  Cbenile and Tapestry Curtains from  $2.75 a pair.  White Wool Blankets from $2.00 a  pair up.  Large-Size   Wool   Comforts   $1.50  each*  White Quilts, large size; worth $1.00,  for 65e each.  All Carpets sewed and laid free of  charge.  J3__H��BES6BB���B��5SBBSEZB,��  SKS�����KKES  smBmemmMmmiawmmmmss  Hy Invite inspection and Comparison, of  Our Goods wit2i Eastern Prices  ����m��!^HwiM'i��wi��i�����m^^ 10  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  DAVID AND GOLIATH.  A full and thrue Account, in Common Meter,  of this Single Combat.  (Thisadmirable.ballad is by General -BaalI W. Duke, of  Louisville, Ky, and was published in the Southern Bivouac  several years* ago,)  The brightest boy ould Jesse had  Was David���youngest son ;  He was a'bold and active-lad,.'-:.'  Well liked by ivery one.  Altho' he had to moind the sheep,  To Tarn he was so sharp,  Whin other boys wor* fasth 'ashleep,-  He'd practice on the harp.  ��� :Twoold. make the birds in heaven hide  Their heads to hear him sing;  He'd. murther half the wntry side  ."'.'-Wid pebbles aud a sling.  '        *  And thin the sootherin* ways he knew  To capture young and ouId !  The female m*x���oen, Wbilllelu'!  ?Twas there wor* his heart hould.  ���-j*. *M��.if*ii*J.��>iiWiy����pi~��vi,  STARTLERS  in prices or  Wall Paper  ���AT-  Whin David was mime eight year  Of age, or thereabout,  Betuue the baythWand Jude-ax  A bloody war broke out  His brother* 'listed for the war���  Begorra I  they wor djdaiea���  His rather tuclt a eon tract for  To ael! the army chaaaeiL  " David," the ould man aaid one day,  " You'd loike to take a little tramp ;  J tot load some chaamea on the dhmy  And take 'em down to .camp,"'.  Ho 'throve to camp and nought strait way  The Cotumli-ttry'ft tint;  II��* got a voucher for his pay,  Thin to his -.brother* win t  He found 'em looktti* mighty blue,  And in a dreadful fright;  Retrate wan what they wished to do,  But dlvit a bit of light  A big black hullv, tin'.fat tall,  \Vtt�� bluttlt^ all the Jewi,  And trno|j��aiid ataff-afid Oln'rat U&ul  Wor* cjuakin In their shoec  ��m.v-lS^|V.\...-*W>f*W.'rfWJ��H'.*h"i*  ���i- *~Wrl��< ,**����*. J*M>  W��.v.i^..-<i>��^,^vrWi��-M-:~T-t.J  ���'"V* Ai>MHl3,:;-i,.;to (a-^l. ���  S'Mwjiv <*j(m ,^K*^_w_a*/v*ii*i;-^  nriMV)Mw����M.iM|iiWf)it^ ��� '����������rwi��^��<Wdw*w����ftM  ���Av^^in'i^W^wiBMaw-aA^;^-^^!*-...,  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  JOB DEPARTMENT  t1  *   !  i     4.*  n;oi  ���.���-.e-J-*-'--.S-  ���('���'iiv.'.S '' '  ;-*'  m r ������:  ���M.y  ���|T;  IT  Thomson's   Book   Store,  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Drummer Mineral Claim. idiuate in the  Nelson Mining Division of \V��n Kooiennv  District.  Where located: On westerly Hlope of and  near the headwater* of Hover ('reek.  'Take notice, that I, John Mei_atehfe. 1MJ*.,  of the City, of Nelson, acting as* agent for Hob  ���ert Rennie, Free Miner's Certificate No. Fi  11^4. Benjamin F. Butler. Free Miner* Certificate No 21,(110 A. olive ��� R. J*��ne*. Free  Miner* Certificate No. 2l,8!<? A. and'Tlmmax  R. Jom**, Free Miner's CcrtifieaJr- No. 2MI8 A,  intend, Hixty dtvs from the dale h+*r��.-����f��� jo  apply to flu* Mi nin$f. Recorder tot a es-nlflentc  of improvements, for th*.* purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further lake notice that action, under  section37,must be commenced before the j*mj  ance of such certificate of lrnpr����v<'fn��'n!>-.  'Dated this w^coml day of October. \<W  JOifN MclMTCJfJK.  CERTIFICATE OF lfi8P��OWE8S��8T5.  Balmoral Miner*! Claim, -dine!*- in !h��>  Nelson Minim: Division of Wc^l K*x*b��ni.iv  District.  When* Locate : <b_theflan M!n�����* Wa^on  Road, 1*^ mile -outh of >i'!w*n.  .Take'not ioj f I*.* t 1. John MiJ-d'-liif, roi-  inga�� agent for K. W, eiever.-iev, i*V.-e Mir*�� r m  Certificate No, 2I.7HI A, K. j. M.-ore. Frc<��  Miner'* Certificate .No. _?J.7K_ A. and PrUr  Meegun, Frw M'iner'*'(Vrtitle.ii*- >������.��. 21.7KM A,  intend. ��ixtv days* front tin* dab ������������*'*��f, loap-  ply to the Mining UeoMchr for a C"rtihVate of  Improvements, for the purpo^* of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notbv thai u, rlon, undrr  section -#7, nttiKt be < onnoenei-d be jo re the  issuariee ofKueh eertifieaie of bni��nn^ifU'f}t��.  Dated thin bflb dav of .s��-|*f,'inher. IM*'.  JOHN Mef.AT<'lHF,  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMEIirS.  Tiger Mineral <.'!aim, Kifmifein flj��- NH*nfi  Minini? Divinion of Went Kooteoa.v Je.-Sri-r.  Where located; About five miles \ve*t front  Nelson, near Fajijie (Veek.  Take notice that 1, Arthur s. F��rivel!ra^ent  for George A. Kirk, Free Miner'** reril.bMn*  No. 88,385, intend, nixty duy^ from the <Ltf<-  hereof, to apply to tb��- Mlrilinz !b-��'��r:t<r (or a  C>rtifleat4* of Di)ii>r<.tve)uetif��, for lie- jmrpo**-  of obtaining a Crown Grant of tin- abov  claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section #7, muni be eoj��mended brlore the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements  Jiatedthi��il5th dav of Au��in*l, iw*.  'J&H-lfk A. .S. Fakwki.i..  Prints Everything  letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  At  COMPLETELY  Visiting Card  enu Cards  Receipts  *t  i   *****  Be Convinced*  **  ��  f*  ,<Jr * 4*1 L l IJ  1/  OROE^S ay MAIL f?ECEI^��  ��*F!^'i1PT  ATTE^riOM.  1  *?  '��  1 �����r,<"Q THE NELSON ECONOMIST  11  r  Goliath waa the craythur's name���  A howling Philistine,  Hh*sword was loike the llghtnlii's flame,  His apear wan lotUe a pine.  He.wore on hi* back and breast  Tin thousand pounds of brass ;  The Rhine of him, completely dhreased,  Would smash a looking' giass.  And Ivery day the ha*te would nth rut,  Inflamed with dhrink and pride,  And Kept all Israel closely shut  fit line* well fortified.  ���4 Come out!"  he'd bawl, ������ come out of there,  Beyont yure dhlrty works.;'....-  Comeav'ye dare and fight me fair,  Wid slch low trash as shirks."  ThU sort of talk waa well and good  Till David JMned the throop;  Whin he the matter uiidemtood  Bedad, he raised a hoop !  44 It is a burntn' sin and shame,"  He ��ald, "upon ray word.  To btur this havthen hound defame  The choj*en of the Lord,  ���*��� And since no other man ban felt  A wish to tan his hide,  I'll fight him for the Champion'* belt  And fifty slugs aside.*'  The Co'rp'rll of the Guard* he tould  The Off**ur of the day  What David said, and he made bould  To menUoti it at tay.  The Edge-du-catup wan of that mean,  And heenl the whole dlscoorse,  80 be���be couldn't do no lest*���  Tould Glti'ral Saul, uvwnc.  The Chafe of Staff writ the High Praste  To siud peremtuous orthers  For David to report in haste  At Gin'rai Saul's headquarters.  But whin the son of Jesse kim,  And Saul beheld the lad,  Bo young, so tenderdoik and shlim,  It made him tearing mad.  ������ Oh, Houly Moses! look at that !"  Said Saul, "The boy's consafce !  How can it be that sich a brat  Can match that heavy weight?  -." Wid the blood-suckin' giant thafe  This baby connot strive;  The Philistine, its my belafe,      v  Would ate him up alive.''  Thin David spboke:  Me Lord, it's throe  This seems a rash intint;  Yet while I weigh but nine stun two,  K    I'm fall of divitment  A lion and a bear kim down  The mountain's rugged sides;  I slew the bastes, then wint to town  And thraded off their hides.  And since for roarin' brutes loike thim  I've found I'm man enough,  I'm quite convinced that I can thrim  This blaggard pagan rough.  " Avick," said Saul;Hy^ra'Stall^pio^k,;''.''''.  And wag your little chinV  Like one who rally thrusts his luck  And manes to tbry and win.  I'll give ye my best coat of mail--  A new spring suit, {1st made-  Tuck in a thrifle in the tail  And pad the shoulder blade."  But David did not understhand  The use of such a thing*:  n a.  And only wanted in his hand  His staff and th rusty sling*  V^j.'V.'i--  PLACE YOUR ORD  )��.      ��� -����      "k*Xs  fife  p1" ��* 1 I  B--'  is  A  Iff'I  Mm  Wm  mm  With usf for now is the time.  We have the largest supply of Groceries,  Crockery, Etc., in Nelson.  ������'  :'i1^Sffi1]  ... ��� .....: .j'sht  ii  lit  life  till  I WW  mm., PI  12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  M  ��  "   !  Whin  Goliath   saw ..'lltUe-David approachin'  aft her  bavin'heerd   procloniation'thata  gra-at  Champion was.  coruin' out to tight him,   Musha, he laughed fit to  sphlit  hia sides;  and  by reason of what |iaased betuitet'h'etn in  the  way of talk, I..drap  out poethry for  a bit.     iiekaae,'  while poethry in mighty foine for asiutlemental dialogue,  it's no good at all   for a.ra-al  athroug,   first-class, breezy  blaggardln'maicb.  '.'������Oh, Joodasi"  saidGoiiath, wid the wather bilin* out  of  his eyes   for  laughin',- ** what sort uv   thing is'that ?  May the devil admire me," he says, " if 1 don't belave  its  a monkey escaped from an organ-grinder."  ** Ye'll find me a mighty bad thing to moukev wid,"  says David, ���* ye big thafe. wid a pot on-yure head loike ��  cupolooti a steam tire engine, and yuredurtv, Idark  mouth loike the hole of a .*eo��l 'cellar,"  V Ye little skinned pole-cat-/' said Goliath, begitinlu'  i��v  grow mad whin he dbkivered that Davids  rhetoric  uu*  superior to his ;'" do ye think I'm a dog that ye*ve got a  sthiok to bate me wid?"  **.IJedad." says-David, "I wouldn't he a ft her doin'a  daclnt dog sich InjuatW.; but It's-dog's mate I'm goh'C-tn  mak* ye."  ��� ���** Hear that," says  Goliath, "arrab,   now,' tacbe   vure  "gran'mother tu feed .ducks."..  44 Dhry up,", says David, ** bad scran to ye," be "saya,'  44 ye baveti'l the since- of a cat-fish. By" the light that  shines, yure bad grammer gives me a cramp in uie>*tunt-  mick."  Och ! David had a tongue-in -his head loike a jew*s harp.  44 Tare &nf>'ouns !." says Goliath, M I'll not lave enough  of yure hide-iti one ..piece to patch-a shoe."  44 Tare and ages!"   says David, '"'PI! give the. buxom!  a picnic wid yure dhirty karkuss, an" wan*it *uil make  sick to eat ye."  44 Ye're a liar," says Goiiath.  "Ye'rc another," says David, **' and art   opthahnic  ould  Cyclops to boot."  Wid that Goliath lost his temper "mthirely;    .He pawed  s  em  up  the   groun*  and khn   atDavid   wid his eves shin ft  t*llowiii\ and that bh rings meback to.the .^t&IJ*      *  Goliath poises! his mighty spear,  Twan liftv fut In length ;  - And unto iiaviddhrawln'near  He punched wid all his strength.  But David was surprisiti' quick  And sphry upon Ii|m pins.  So doiliug'tintelv wid his slick  '  He whacked Goliath's shins,  Wid pain the giant howled audgrinned  Anddhrupped both ahtold mid tanev *  To rub hi* leg* the lick had"*klitncd,<  Thin David saw his chance.;  TakiiC a brick from out his scrip,  He put it in his ding,  And, whirllnMt 'round-bead and hip,  He let It drive full swing.  Bight to the mark the ctorulk flew  As -straight m to a hod,  It jNtitiot*? the -wretch. betuue "the eye** :  And Mretfehed him .on the'sod/ ' .  Thin David for to prove him'dead*  ; In-sight of alt beholder*/'        "��� ���/���  Cut offnl** uubrtavin* head  "*-,..'  -From his blasphaiiiiimt����i|'iiMi'fdera��' '  When the l*heHay*ean^dlors'iiotight,: ���  I*mg wince ould Ireland*�� .sthrand,  A.Prhn:v ����f David"* blood they brought  Who untied in the fund.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Yakima Mineral Claim, situate in the'  Nelson Mining Division of West Kooteimv  District.  Where located : On Sandy Creek, adjoining:  Tough Nut Mineral Claim-  Take notice that I, John'Mcf-tlchic. P.L.H.,  of the citv of Nelson, acting a# &j?eni for  Columbu* M. Parker. Free Miner** Ceriirb  cate No. 23,099. A, intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a Certificate of ImpiovetntmU. for the purpose-Of obtaining aCro%vn Orant of th** above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under .  section S7, rmi��t he   commenced before %he '  issuance of ��ueh Certificate oflmprovcmrniju. =  Dated thi* lyth.dny of October.- A. fi. !�������.  John* McLatchik.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  ''KoKt End," ".Hunnyslde"- and "Hadsjcr"  Mineral Claim*!, situate in tin* Nrlson Mining  Dlvlfdon of We*t Kootciuiy DUUrlct.  *��Vhece located :   On Toad Mountain, eaM of  ���and near the "Urixzly Ikar" CUim.  Take notice that 1, A.S. Farweii. agent for  K. J. Palmer, No..i��.9l�� A. iw to twiMhirdn,  and J. If. Wright. No. 23,012 A. wi to one-third  undivided interest In said claim*, intend, M\iy  dayn from the dat<' hereof, to apply So tlu-  Mining Recorder for (VrtinVatc* of improvements, for .he j>ur|K>M�� of obtaining Crown  Grants of the above claim*.  And further take notice thftt action. nnoVr  sectLon 'Ti. miiKt b<* commenced t.wfrtre tin*  iKmiancx?of kucIi Certnicatc��of i!n.provern��jnlK.  Dated this 16th dav of October, iSJ*��.  26-WMJ9 A. H. Kakwk'u..  P. Burns & Co.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B, C,  .    BRANCHES AT   .  # K05SLAND TRAIL Hm,$m- ��� KA5LO  & RANDOM TltKI.fi FOklCS MAK-AW CITY  w  I    II KS   Yotl buy  OKELL dfe MORRIS  yvrxvvv tttrtrrrrrsttrr^^  i��fc"  :LL 6c r  5-    fllll  Os  o<   ynii .,-t  what  are  pure  Jlriri-h  r^lin,,r.?,.*^*     _  o<   fnilt and *n_:nr. and vn(,V , "nl-v   .   , Arc ��^htle y the  ^oioSrSr^r. * ' I'UREST AND BEiT  'Sf-  '.|?:,f.  wmz��M^i  TJ-'C   OftCAT   MIWJNQ  JOURNAL  Or   TMt  CRCAT   SOUTHWC3T.  tG Paocs. with Heavy Cover EVEKY WEfK.  ifKlssQ Journal on tms PACIFIC COAS r  le^fCflutfefi $2 i Year.   Slegfe Co^��s 5 ttnU.  id  fon  ��y, im As_etss  Do not forget we have'tin'*  Best Stock in the Kootciny.  Also n fnl! line of  We invite n  comparison of prices.  //sf  y//  p.w ��� . - %.   ..  ���-���������". ���"���..-'* r i  %   i  "' J.- :  Vi ��� -       i  1 /���  ll\  ^m-^mmm THE NELSON ECONOMIST  13  From him'the Irish race'had'birth,  And that'a why we delight in,  Beyant all other tribes on earth,  The harp's swate'athratna and flglitin*.  That thiaHurtneiae la nowise thin'  Cau'aittlly tie flhowti,'  For harp and nthick have iver been  A a Erin*a cittblima known.  MAYORALTY CONTEST.  To (h{ Citizens of Nelson.': :  In response tonumerous . rap.ieata from -busi'ne^ men,  property owner** and ratepayer*, I offer myself 'as a can*.,.  .lidaie for Mayor of the City of Nebon at the approaching  Municipal Elections,  f IrietlyHinted, my platfonn \h m follows :  If elected  it will .be- my earnest endeavor to assist in  more firmly establishing -.NcHton.aa the wholesale distributing cent a*-of the Kootenay���-the position forwhich she  has Ureii *o admirably designed byKatore,   ',' ".."  la ftirtlieniuce of thin"idea, I will .continue my Consistent advocacy-of the construction' of a -wharf- widen will  meet present and future: requirement .of the wholesale  and other hti#hie&i' iiit.erc&U. -  I Mievethat the city has reached thatHtage when permanent street improvements have .become an absolute licet .-ssity, and that the ttmt ahould. bemet, w&far an feasible,  from current revenue and should the cU-t.?.eu?t ��ee fit to entrust me.with-the office of Mayor, it will l>e my aim . to  ��-a n y out a we'U*devhm\ gy&tem of afreet improvements.  It will he my jwdley to''oppose - the borrowing of money  uiilcw the.Maine-tie tx*i*d for the Increase or establinhment  of public work** producing a revenue to the taxpayers.  I um opposed to any increase- In the -.salary of Mayor,  which would necessarily involve a reduction in salaries  now paid an-efficient staff of officials, or an increased burden to the ratepayers.  1 am strongly in favor of maintaining the fire department in a position of thorough efficiency and would advise the adoption of ri odern equipments, iucluding 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 on business in Nelson, to encroach upon the  rights of the citizens.  In..my opinion a sufficient amount of money should be  expended upon the 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 be to employ  bona fide residents of Nelson and to maintain the public  standard rate of wages.  f believe that the public schools in Nelson should be  under tite control 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 my  election I will consider it my duty to share with the council the responsibility of the civic administration, believing, as 1 do, that the assumption of entire authority by  one individual is subversive;of all constitutional government, whether municipal or otherwise.  Your? respectfully, Frank Fletcher.  THE MAYORALTY CONTEST.  To the Electors of. Nelson : '������  In asking for your support for the office of mvyor at  the coming election, it is only fair that I should state my  views, briefly, on whatare considered public questions or  issues.    Nodoubt, during the campaign you will have an  up  tart  m  m  PATENAUDE BROTHERS  JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS  Fin'��� Wilctiti ���     ' " '      __t��ICflftl      D    P  THE HAlt STREET GROCER  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  A��h. Lady Aberdeen, Lily Fraction, Minto  Fraction and Hatldo Fraction Mineral Claims,  situate in the Nelson -Mining* Division of West  Kootenay District.  Where located;   On Morning Mountain.  Take nolle** that t. John Meljitehie, P.L.S .  of Nelson, acting as agent for Herbert T. Wilson, Free Miner's Certificate No 21JKJ9 A,  David T. Mowat, Free Miners Certificate No.  ���-I.TISA, and .Malcolm lleddle. Free Miner's  Certificate No 11-11,611." intend., sixty days  from the-date hereof, to at*ply to the Mining  Recorder for Certificates of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of  the above claims.  And further take notice that act ion, under  section JJ7. must he commenced before -the  Issuance of such Certificate of- Improvements.  Dated th Is 111 h day of October. A. D, IS99.  JO'HS..-McLATCHIE.  1st  W holesal.e and Reta i 1  Dealers iu  Family Groceries  I'vverv Line Fresh.  Fruit in- Season.  VANCOUVER   AUD   NELSOW  Near t'halr lintel. Victoria Street Nelson.  Dominion and  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  j    Summit.   Hand    M.Buckhorn  and  Lillie  Fraction MSnernlC aims.situate in the ..Nelson  i Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located:   On the nor'h fork-of Wild  Hor*c Creek, near tlieheadwaters thereof.  Take notice that I. John McL'alehie, P.L.S.,  ot the Citv of Nelson, acting as agent for the  Summit Ymir Mlnlnsi Company. Limited,  Free Mlners's Certificate No. 11 2tt.tkVi. intend,  ��ixt v (lavs from ��, he date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Uecorder for Cert ideates of Improve-j  meats, for the purpose .of obtaining Crown j  tlrants of the above claims. j  And further take notice that, action, under i  section :i7, must be commenced before the is-1  sunnee of such Certificate of Improvements.     |  Dated this eighteenth day of December, 1SW.' j  John McLatciuk.    I  ���        ���  raying  Camps supplied oii shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock  ^m i  Land Surveyor,  Corner Htaulcv and Silica sts.'  RATI;S; $i per Amy and wp.  Schooner S.$eer, so cent  ' ���   <i*'��  Having purchased the express and dray in i  business of J. W. Cowan, we are prepared to!  do all kinds of work  In this line, and solicit ]  the patrdnaire of the people of Nelson. Orders  left at D,  McArthnr ��& Co's store, northwest  corner Baker and Ward streets, will receive  prompt attention.   Telephones^. I  ��  mu  Josephine Street  ^^^^Smff^mmn,^  -CT^-����tW.iw>i>ci��*m^B.ffi!5m^  "���-������������������������^  '%''*% vs  ji\*  _*��L_*J  At  '^tvk&A* 14  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ���*:>  ���4  !il"  a?: $  opportunity to hear these'questions ami issue* distcwssori,  for they are important to the people, of-this municipality.  1. The public '.utilities owned by the city 8hoii|d be  maintained at a high state of efficiency, and the revenue  therefrom collected closely nnd promptly. The '-rates-  should be .so 'adjusted'that a ftitr profit over and above  ���fixed'��� charges'������ can be realized* for the city csiu. 'no  more sell water and light at cost than tsm the merchant  the commodities in which he deals.  2, Direct..taxation e:m only be kept low byliiuitiug the  i.sf��ueof delK��nturej*.     No debentures  .should be issued ex-  ���eept-   for   the   construction   of, revenue-producing" public  works.  3.. ..A l>egin'hhig should ������Ik* made this year at ��� making  permanent strct*t .im.proven>enLHo The main business  streets should be inrtcadanhV.ed and the main residence  streets gnoted. Sidewalk* should l��e ���������laid with . xirue-  uniforOutv, and-not tuvordihtr lo--thedilleiei.il hleh> of  . different-officials. ���  4. The steandM>dt interests centered .at Nelson' nrc  second only.in .importance to the railway it��ter*.>?s?' and  the city should provide in��*dcnj dock ami warehouse  facilities at-which this hti^iness can l.te'-handled. Th**  docks and warehouses'sh-ouId be built, on plans approval,  by practical sieamb��.��at; men', a*? the future grmvih and  prosperity of the city depend, .-in a great measure, otij^fhe  cost of tnuisltjpmeiii of inercn'utnhsf. ��� /  - 5..-. J a'm'oppo��ed to sn?oon expnirsLm. '. There aTe nU  ready a sufficient nuinber of plue��s. in Neh.on ut which  ikjuorcan be obtained  at ivtatl,   nttd' the   number Mu��uhl  on of ten  not  Ik�� .iiH-reiu*ed' until the city   haa a p^p  t hotiKa'nd.  ��#.     Public  gambling   la   looked 'tifwm   as an-evil  in  civilised -eoijii tries, and   whilst 0 giimhliugmnnot lie prevented, there   ht'no good'- reason why the sound of gam  bllng macbitfery   should tnpial that   frohvthe team tniftle  an 'our main htitdu***,*. t borough fa rea. Art',..  7. ,^Conc hut geiicntl by-hnvit should;,i*e ��� \mm^dytt\d  when pm*>ted they should i>eeiiforeedv ���;,.  a  H. Corporation* that fmve f^-iired frnrichises frotu the  flty-sdioti'M U�� made to live up to the fetter and the spirit  of their aghH*i.ttcut��t.;' but in adjusting 'dUlvreiiees* ilmt  nmvfirUe there should not t��e itnyuntUHvssary friction.  ;��. The -Jlre dcjwtrimenX shnu|��| In* efflelehtly imdti(ained.  Theh��M apparatus should t��e procured, and the . miiuUer  of uieu in the volunteer bHgadf>'kent'at.'.the.n'm.xiniuin( for  without men, mere ap|Kir��tus would l^'veMMdt^:lU.thne*��of  ��l.nngcr. ' Jt)HK Hocston;  nwvu.^t -it't^ii*'.'Fmmmtm���.  ��� Aldermanic Contest*  To th* Eleetttr* ofthe Went Wnrd-; -  fri eomsduiuee with   the re<|Ue^t  of a Urge' nuudier ��f  eltizewn, I' buVe coi��*cuCed to offer fuy^df ��#��� a- .c^ttdldntc  foruMlerumtt in the West Ward.. I'f eleeted; i>haff do:mv '  utiihinI to prvdrct and. further the iuteri^M of ��� the citv...  OvMH^t'o unavoidable .eir��'OiM*tai.t.:,t.> I ������svtm.li -ilot 't.e in  $i*Ut*i\ during the week, and'eooMftpienity wi'll he unabie;  to. make n |*ers*u��al iituvj^, - I'f oping U* 'rt^l'vc; ymir *ttp-  port, I remain, your* oi*edh��ntl'v.  . : _      .    A. ItyiUhANh,  im ff  fwMM  I  ���is  Canadian  - ^Pacific  *"D  SOO LINE  Nelson Planing  ii iif ��'�������������  J  The   Direct  Route fr*��m  K��^s<sn.iv    c.-.au;trv  to All Points.  PQCT Pi ^CC   C.i CCCrPC  On AH TnasiS m f^u  REVELSTOKE AND KOOTENAY LOG  TOCIUST CAIW p-��^ Mcdie*ne Hat daily f.��r  St. Paui, Sinjrtrr,--^-aj-r.d   W*-dr?eyda% ^  fr*rT��.^  ronlo, Fridays u*r Mo;i:r*'Hlarei }U*uni. >;nn<-  ears pass lievel-toke ofit�� d'.ev curh*,*r,,  CONNECTIONS  To trial from H*<bwm, }{.��'S^lor)?C  7.10 ex ho.in.-Lv.. .NK1-SON    ,\;\ ex. su?i.Je;ie  1��.W�� daily Lv..        NKLs<>N.       Ar. d;rly x'i.-t"  Morninjr train conn'-eJ*- f����ruiS i��.*is'ii *. fl :j  BOUNDARY COUNTRY  i^.cnhi^ tr.��ln c/imiTiv {*, au��i (t<-i\n ,Mnin  Lm'.��' and I'o-int^ Nortli, ;oni ^'s��'��-pj S\;ji-  dav.1-) train a!il*"iat^ni   ��->o*.indarv <.'*-n(v? r v.  KOOTENAY RIVER  ROUTE.  Daily Str M..\ ii- :*��tih  2S.W Lv      .. . ; N'J';i/-''c\ ' A r. P. iV��  CoJincels .Ki.Hii*'ii!.i\    /*jo>.'iin^. '.villi  Cj-r��u��� .,  Nest Branch train*.  KOOTENAY LAKE- KASLO  ROUTE.  K.x. ^u n.  I6.W Lv.  S{r, K��'/Uftu<'''-e  ...NKS-SON  ' K.v. Si Hi  Ai. Jl.inj  Saiurdayh   lo Ar.L'cnta rtud iri'iru, !--:*vinc  Kaslo at.'JU.OOk.  SAN DON AND SLOCAW  POINTS.  il.oo. ex Sun. L\   ..NKLSn.N?    Ar. ��'Xr, Sun. 11 ;'Ji!  hour*~NKLKON   TO   HOSSLA.VD-honjv  J  For rales   and    full   information   inlda���������*/  nearest local a^nt.or  C. E. Beasley, ri{> PiiHwuufv Au<-nt.  r. Drew, Aj^'enL Nelson.  i, ��. j. Coylc,  7mv> Pnm. Agetu. A. o. p. Ajfent.  Nelson. 11 <.'.'. Vaneonvcr. H.(\  Doors, Sashes and Turned Work  Brackets and Office Fittings  satisfaction  Guaranteed.  nices  ^-sdnabi  \*/mM |wfwB*if>��w **"^ nwn-n�� m^-.-.^m Mfc��.w��Wi��w  BWI'lHlwWW*'*  .----���. -���   .    ..  ���-.;��� .\^  is   simply a   tnailer  of- Hieing'  weIj dressed.     V  Those ��� wliq. %1iirear. gunncnt.*1  cut-and ta.i!on.:|l by us will "a**  ccivc all the attention, a ' vvei!  tlre^sed man- deserves, ���  Our winter suits of Harris  Moniespuns! are marvels. o'j  i^otxl nuaiitVt ii^od style, and  g.ot.��d        wrn'kmasli.ip. i ^iC  value is threat.  ��  '   '      .       ���  .    <K  /-     *      a    ��r ,,r _-����     _���*   j   m �� /      i  CM  to  JO  umijjf  ����*���/  BiMfM^T Wkoofc,  u rf����sf JWr*,*,*|t  G.O.BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  mh@r, j Orders . Promptly   Filled   and  Sash A Doors  , ; Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson   Mcufdinos*  Yard. Foot of Hendryx Street.  Turned Work.  ^   Shingles,  b  cK  o(  CK    !'  o<  o(  &.  cA  erf'  cV  <^  of  ������iisi��SS!! 'iiwM-lx  VZ,&'-U-��'X  ;A<^)  u'V:.  rwi^fm'.  ?''<���.!.'''������':?v.'!  .''������;.  .��� -f-".-'.' ''.''''-iV;-...'''^,^..^^  .������.������.������..^������yCv.WVv*'^^^  ���'"���'"���:���.. 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