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NO. 27  *&$  A t '.J -��  ^.y-j  *���    ��.���  p 1.  77/AT XELSOS ECONOMIST �� ./MM��<i. ?pi?ry ir��fne��<fay  fi/ the City of Xehim, 11. V.% hy />, J/.- Carley. Subtcrip-  titm : fS.QQ per annum ; if paid m advance, $1.50.  Corretpondence on matter* of general ititerent respectfully  $ol kited. Only artkle$ of merit will Ixadvertised in  these column*, and the inumt* of readers will he care-  fully guarded, aaairint inr^mmihle pemm* and worthlm  article*.  ���Notick.��� There art* weveml 'hundred raider? of-This  KcoNoM'iftT behind, iti their ttutocriptioii*,- No doubt-thi��  Utitlributahletoitegiectaiid' all that will be required to  4'U.Htire ti hiwity rtttpotitte to thb i?eiitte reminder.  DY.a majority of 10���in which is included the  D Tribttiii* staff���it has been decided that John  Houston will fulfill the duties of Mayor of Nelson,  ior the year 1900 The vote was close, and while  the victor may be complimented on his splendid fight,  }?e cannot claim that it was an overwhelming triumph,  such as" was predicted by the : 7W****i* and his  champions. * However, there were many things in  connection with the contest that the observing man  will store away in his mental repository. One is the  fact that there is a vote in this constituency that will  make itself felt in everv future election. That vote  was cast to a-man for Mayor Houston..  The electors selected an excellent council; in'fact it  would have been an exceedingly difficult matter to  have done otherwise with the. material in the field.  Every man elected is more or less interested in the.  progress of Nelson, and no doubt the. aim of all will  he to advance the interests of the city. They are all  reasonable men, and fully.realize that in harmonious  action the best results will be achieved.  The contest for Mayor and aldermen was carried  on in a most creditable manner. The mayoralty,  candidates met each other from day to day on the  street and good-naturedly joked with regard to their  chances, and nothing was said that left behind it unpleasant feelings. Indeed, it was, as it should be in  all municipal elections, only a friendly contest between  neighbors.  Of the many matters that should engage the im-  mediate attention of the new city Council is the  question of permanent street improvements.- -Nelson  has survived the experimental period in her history,  and every improvement made iu her streets should  be in the way ot acquiring an asset. Expenditure  of money   on   temporary   improvements is no longer  desirable, but instead, every dollar spent in this way  should be accounted for in the way of leaving streets  that will last for years to come. The practice of  depositing clay on the streets should be at-once discontinued, as when rain falls it only makes the  thoroughfares so much worse.  Joseph Martin occupies the centre of the stage in  the political drama now being enacted at Victoria.  When it is stated that the members of the present  Government are so far lost to honor as to be unworthy  to associate with Joseph Martin, the public can form  some idea of their utterly lost condition. But Joe's  appearance on the side of the Opposition must not  be regarded as a subject for congratulation to that  side of the House, for the great Manitoba statesman  has announced that he is there for but one purpose,  and that is to contribute to the defeat of the Government. That he will succeed is the earnest desire of  the majority of the people of British Columbia. Indeed, at the time of writing, it looks as though his  most laudable aim was about to be achieved.  There is an old saying that when rogues fall out  honest men get their dues. This is particularly  applicable to the break between the Semlin Government and Joseph Martin. The latter has made an  exposure of the disreputable methods adopted by the  ' Seinlin-Gotton clique to hold office, and the best  evidence that the scandals have in them the merit of  truth is supplied by the refusal of any member of the  Government to attempt anything approaching a contradiction. Instead, they have sat sullenly in their  seats and by their silence admitted the truth of the  charges.preferred against them.by a man who was  until a few years ago their advisor and counsellor,  but who has now turned Queen's evidence.  Thk Ottawa Citizen thinks jt a pity Hugh John  didn't accepted that commission iu the first contingent ? Judged by the way he routed the Greenway  majority and captured the Manitoba laager, he would  ere this have had old Cronje's scalp at his belt, relieved Kiuiberly, and be now hurrying-up to Pretoria to pay his respects to President Kruger and take  over the reins of government in the South African  republics. '  The New York Medical Reco d in its latest issue  quotes Dr. John H. Pryer, of Buffalo, as saying that  "last year the death rate from consumption in this  state had increased by 339, and had increased so far  in the   present year that if  this rate continued there  fgSS  ^^^^^^^^^m^^^^Mm^^^^M^^M^^M^^PMmm^ii  ��$&'..���'' #  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  &&  rr\  fctftft  would !>e in the. year over one thousand deaths from  consumption���'��� probably the .hightcst death rate ever  known/*  upon our siretcher-bearcrs on   innumerable occasions  ���in fict.   whenever they rose to   their feet (on   the  right of   the   linej and   attempted  to f>erform their  work."  Thk flag of the Transvaal is a very simple affair,  it consists of one broad vertical bar of green next the  ��� flagpole,.and three horizontal liars, respectively red,  white and blue, the red being at the top. Take, for  instance, the simple red, white and blue dag of  Holland and sew a vertical bar of green on the flagstaff end of it. That is all. The Boers speak ���>  their flag as the " vicrkleur/' the four color, just as the  French call their flag the "tricolor/' The Orange  Free State flag is a   simple rectangle of vivid  orange.  A Citizen correspondent, writing from Cape Town,  tells the following : ** A young fellow by the name  of Bell, about nine years of age, and dressed in an  imitation kharki costume, came Jo the Ottawa boys  while they were lined up on the -wharf at Cape Town  and made himself useful filling the water bottles -of  the men from a near-by water tap. He refused emphatically all tips. The boy's father used to live on  the Montreal road near Ottawa/'  The news from South Africa grows more and more  unsatisfactory from day to day. The daily papers  have scarcely contained one dispatch that has not  been corrected the day following. Ladysmith has  fallen and been recovered half a dozen times dur ug  the past week, and Generals Bulier and Warren have  crossed the Tugela as many times more. What is  needed in this country is a censorshi that will pro  hibit the daily newspaper from publishing war " news"  altogether.  What is most, needed in.   Nelson  at   the present  time is a   hypnotist who will   persuade the citizens  they are walking on paved  streets instead of ploughing through six inches of. mud..  The British officer who led his men up a hill  within thirty yards of the enemy and then began  delivering an oration is an instance ofthe danger  attending the art of speech-making. The men who  make speeches rarely win battles���political or otherwise.  Thk Universal Peace Commission are hereby  notified that the electors of Nelson have decreed that  John Houston and Dr. Arthur will occupy seats at  the Council   Board the current year.  Julian Ralph maybe accepted as an unprejudiced  observer and he writes as follows of the style of warfare adopted by the Boers : " One word as to that  phase of their warfare which must be touched upon  injustice, in every account we correspondents write  of. With my own eyes, being upon the scene, I  saw the Putt-Putt gun and the lire ofthe sharpshooters trained upon our ambulances three times and  Okx. Roberts arrived in.South Africa this timely  fore the war was   over.     With a   disheartened .army"  he and the Sirdar have an immense task before them  h is the old case of hindsight   being better than foresight,     ft   is.easy   to see now that the   British war  :office underestimated the work before it.     It remains  for 4 Bobs* "to show that he can retrieve, disaster and  successfully carry forward  the desires  of bis.government. ��� /fits opportunity is great,-' bis responsibility  even greater*  #��\,  The Toronto- Ttkymmsuggests the tttleof "Canada  Mounted Rifles"' as the best.. that -could be given 'to  the horse soldiers who are about to leave,this country  for service iu South Africa. . **'Canadian:'* or.** Royal  Canadian*'* would .begood-enough, -but Canada is a  better and simpler word.     The imperial idea is amply  recognized in the mission of those men, and -national  idea can best tie honored by the good'name  Mounted Rifles/'  t * ��� r*  ���*** vw��mj.. jmtmmm  Inx Fenians do not appear to be moving on  Canada so rapidly as was given out recently,"' .Perhaps they are censoring, the news -preparatory to a  turning movement by way ofthe north pole*  Mr. Higgiks will move for a.royal commission to  investigate the troubles existing between mine-owners  and miners, This commission should have 'unlimited power to summon witnesses m& hear evidence ��� licaring on every phase of the trouble/ We  have no doubt, the revelations on both sides will, be  sufficiently sensational to startle every resident in  British Columbia. By all means let us hitve a royal  commission.  land  will  In the municipal election Nelson teat  nearly one hundred in the vote polled. T  furnish outsiders with some idea ofthe relative  tions of the two cities.  poptila-  Thk headline, " A Great Battle Impending, "which  has adorned the   front   pages of   the papers the   last  few days, has no reference   to future proceedings   of  Nelson City Council.  Thk Toronto Telegram, admits that Joe Martin may  be- the Horned Beast of Canadian politics, but  believes the Vancouver Province ought to be able to  curse him without stealing the metaphors which the  Toronto World originated for the extinction of  Edward Farrer.  It would be interesting to hear the rest ofthe conversation between James Dunsmuir and Dr. McKehnic  when the   former tolci the   doctor   that Martin   had  i  L  ��*�����  ���t ""���*���  " ���'r "*"  SAW'% ^ _.����,' w�� , i ?4*f *iA V ^ \ ��S,  f^TW  *  "T~  I  __s.      ,^"'-^' THE NELSON ECONOMIST  said if Diiusmuir and his party would stick to him  he would stick to them, and together they 'would'defeat the Government. Evidently Mr. Dunsmuir and  I >r. Mc Kechnie have been exchanging confidences.  Thk editor ofthe Kamloops Standard may be  brought before the bar ofthe House for too free expressions of his opinion of the Lieut-Governor. If  the editor had confined himself to thinking bad things  of His Honor instead of printing them, they could not  bring him Iwfore the bar of the House.  to Nelson. The majority of our citizens are anxious  to see Nelson a great commercial centre, but with a  population that would rather pay $10 for an article  in Toronto than $g for the same article at home how  will this be possible? It has been clearly demonstrated  that there is nothing to be gained by buying from the  Eastern department stores, yet how many are only  too anxious to be humbugged !  In its request for colonial troops, the war office has  so far overlooked   the superior   lighting   qualities of  Joseph Martin.  The editorials on the war in South Africa appearing  from day to day in the Spokesman-Review are written  with apparent acquaintance with the subject, and are  free from the bitterness towards Britain that has been  manifested in the past by the United States press.  It is understood that Mayor Houston has held  several secret conferences with Hypnotist McEweu,  with the view of being able, to bring the new City  C juncil into a-proper condition of subjection.  There seems to be some jealousy between the  Tribune and Hypnotist McEwen. The latter can  handle only a class of fifteen each evening while Mr.  Houston succeeded in subjecting 308 electors one day  last week to his magnetic influence.  Hkrk is a sample of the dispatches from the seat  01 war: "Capetown, Jan. 15.���A dispatch to the AryUs  dated Friday, says: "The authorities have received  news that General Warren" has ��� occupied a strong  position north of.the Tugela River, The report is  discredited in official circles/' '  G. G. Henderson, ofthe Fernie Free Press, came  down to Nelson this week, to have a ride on our tram-  cars and otherwise enjoy a short holiday.  As an engine of distruction the armored train   is  not in it for five minutes with Joe Martin.  On the petition Injiug circulated asking the-Govern--  meut to refrain from interfering with tire eight-hoar  Uwt the autograph of our distinguished fellow-citizen,  Mr. j. Roderick Robertson, does not appear.  When J. M.   Kellie  opens his capacious  jaw in  the House, all the world smiles.  O.vk year ago, the Victoria W.vni-t was engaged  in painting Joe Martin in darkest colors, while the  Tunes was -persistent 'iu comparing the same person  to an angel. .Now. the Tlmrs regards. Joe. as a fallen  angel and the ('nUm.Ulis administering repeated applications of white wash to   the" Manitoba statesman.  It is  His Worship Mayor   Houst n now, if  anybody should ask you.  With the settlement of the mining  troubles in the  Slocan, business will boom in Nelson.  Through the generosity of Duncan Ross Greenwood is enabled to indulge.in., the luxury of a daily  paper.  Thk title, " Lore] Strathcona's Horse" sounds well,  and will probably survive the term employed by the  late lamented   Sir John    Macdonald   to  express his.  inion of Lord Strathcona, (then Donald A. Smith)  on  At  noon   to-day it was   reported that the  Ze danders had a skirmish   with the   enemy,  report will be probably denied to-morrow.  in iSjS,  There appears to be something in the announcement this time that'the C. P. R. will build at once  to Procter's Lauding. The statement has been made  so often and so persistently that the people are in  dined to express doubts as to the truth Of any reference  to the subject.  Judging by his vote, "Blake" Wilson  may regard  himself an exceedingly popular citizen.  A Government with -> majority .of one cannot  last long, A provincial election, will certaialy- take  place within the next three months.  The new council would be'making a good   investment in the purchase of a rock-crusher.  * Ignorance in the markin g of a ballot at the recent  municipal election may result in litigation that will  eat up a lot of money.  During the   holidays the   departmental stores   of        Nelson architects are very busy preparing for tlie  the East shipped thousands of dollars' worth of goods     work of n^xt season. ��  n  :  ~m  I  m,  New  1  This  F  U  Jm.  zfeggssStSS  ,���-*��*M��wt<��!���*K*  ,������������^^  m&mmmmmmmsmmmo&sm  ���HW?9  fills  ,&!?jS3SMgWftW����.M���� I  fie. .52  m  **i*i  EVENTS  T HAVE on. many occasions noted the lamentable  *- lack of interest our young ladies manifest in intellectual subjects 'and pursuits, and I am not the  only one to whom this fact has been made forcibly  apparent. I hive frequently been asked the name  of some refined, intellectual lady, capable of sustain-  ixig a conversation on subjects requiring thought and  penetiatio;iv and I have regretfully- replied to the enquiries that I knew but very lew���even by reputation.  Young ladies should ''..recognize the importance of  their position in society sufficiently to observe their  shortcomings, and wherein they ha :t failed to please  their male companions. Unless a woman possesses  a substantial attraction, she must expect to be given  the go-by, and nothing is so attractive-as a good conversationalist. Yet how few of our young women  seem to appreciate  this fact.  It is pitifully apparent that the chief attractions o  society���the sole amusement, it would appear���is the  card  table.     Young men are invited out to spend an  evening oulv-to find that  whist is the first, last  and  only resource of his lady frien&$.      If of a thought(u\  turn of mind, he is disappointed.     Finding   nothing  of interest  in   the rooms,   and failing to discover   a  single refined mind among the ladies  of his   church,  (tf he attends one), his   only   res mrce for obt.-lining  'benefit is seclusion, or the  companionship of his own  sex.     Yet   young   ladies   complain   of the  lack of  attention they   receive from young   men, attributing  it to every cause but the real one.  J  the bricklayers ami a 11 other classes of the tax-paying  community.  There seems to be no doubt of the fact that there is  a great overproduction of graduates from the universities.      No objection can he made to. the manufacture  of professional men, but the 'contention is- that those  who desire   such   education, or their   friends, should  pay   the cost thereof, .and it   should  net be saddled  ���upon' the general public.     They.'.are luxuries which  those who enjoy - should, .pay for, .' It may be. mked  if   the poor ' man contributes ..to the support of  the  university.     Of course he does.  < He   contributes .in-  the greater rent he   has to   pay for his cottage.'  for,  ���the   university -'being - untaxed,- the cottage . pays a  higher tax.     And  this  higher tax* '/which has also  to   be paid hy the  manufacturer   -who employs   this  poor man/.tends -ais? to   lower wages, for the maim*,  facturer,   in estimating   what, *age$ be can pay   his .  employees, must .take" into considerations the question.  of taxes*     Indeed, it is  entirely out ofthe  question  for the poor man to have .his sou educated in "the tint* '  versity, ' but for   the   contributions forced from ,\ the  poor man in the way-indicated. ',  The fact is, undtr the existing system of-hotdio-nse'  education which flourishes in the United-States and  iuthe Eastern Provinces, alt of the professions art  ixxoui ug overcrowded mv\ congested.. It cannot-be  denied that the supply "of professionals i* Jar inexcess  of the demand, and the production ot them b. carried.  to a ridiculous extent. U% certain walks' of fife the  idea is scouted that a young'man should contemplate  being anything' else than a professional, and as there  are but few variations in the occupations of professionals, it follows  that these' are   over-loaded tuni  \ recent article in an  Eastern   paper has  been the  means   of opening   up. a discussion,    which has extended to other newspapers,   on  the subject   of over  crowding the professions.    A parent was asked why  when young men obtained a certain amount   ol cdu-  cation in the universities, they did not   take off their  coats   and work at   trades, such as   bricklaying, etc.  The explanation   offered was   that educated    young  men   prefer   professions   to trades,   and because the  world holds a doctor in greater estimation then it does  a bricklayer.      No doubt an honest docter may be as  good *nd respectable a man as an honest   bricklayer ;  but it is safe to   say that,    while honest    bricklayer,  have no difficulty in earning   their living, there   are  thousands of honest doctors who cannot earn   honest  livings by their profession.      Why   then do parents,  in view of this fact, educate their sons   to be doctors,  uncertain that they will he able to earn honest livings  is such, wlitle thev might    become prohcumt    brick -  livers  whose services would always be   m demand at  remunerative wages?    But it these   conceited    young  nleu must become doctors,    let it be at   their own ex;  nerise.      Il should certainly not be at the  expense   ���t  that ihc community must of necessity lie unneces**"')  taxed for the subsistence.  Of the manv exponent, of hypnotwn before t. c  pubHc. very few h.vc .twined the ���������� / f  MeEwen. Inhibitions professing to be test? �� tW  power of mesmerism are frequently given, but _  ,���anv cases these are nothing more than (eats of cl vv  collJ(m:rs. M,. McKwen has demonstrated th. t >  does ��� A belong to ,hc Utter class, alt hough e n��>  ,,,-ccive in some resect*. Heaccomphsbes phenomuu  which must satisfy the most   sceptical,      1      �� ������  .......   -nui  s in>w accept*'1  of animal maKneUsm is not new, and is u-.  hv physicians   as a   scientifically deuuMWua.t"    ^ ���  UavdnNI��ictionar>wMlV,,,��l��r>led��.M����!a��dH>^^  a^>tcs   a W to a review    of the   develop^  ani.nal ma,n,tis,n since   the   days   ol Us   ��������  puU!1(lcr, Anton    Mesmrv, a Herman ,,.,,���....<������ ������  1   Baden   hi    -7.V-.      While ����������"����.    .������<  ,,:iims��fU.seK,Kmc,,...thc:,��lhu���iyal^ .    ;,,  lllSi,vs. the limeh..s nnty^nMne when UK     -  ,.hy*iol..Ki.-:,l.    pull,,I.,K,c:.l    and     *>   h-.I   ,  ;iuim,!a(���   ni,M.,t-risn.    .anheratx-ualh    ^1  GE��  m  as���'?  fcjrR  _.vimi������f,*??sS5.  v THE NELSON ECONOMIST  in  ������i  11  It is worth noting that the medical practictioners of  Nelson are among the most interested spectators of  Mr. McEweu'sexperiments.  The. supporters of Hon. J." Fred Hume in Nelson  have pursued the reports of debates in the House in  the vain hope of finding one word from their member.  Evidently Mr. Hume relieves that silence is golden,  lor he has so far refrained from participating in the  discussions in the House. Of all the members of the  ministry, Hon. J, Fred is the only one who has  escaj)e'd the lash .of Joe Martin.  The Liberals are now apologizing for the conduct  ot Mr. 'Parte in opposing the dispatch of Canadian  soldiers to South Africa. Indeed, Mr. Tarte appears  to have changed front, "and no longer regards '* the  constitutionarquestionM as an obstacle to the rendering of assistance to the motherland. The Liberal newspapers continue 1bud in their denunciation of what  thev consider an effort to excite racial prejudice  between English-speaking Canadians and French-  Canadians,. If bv his action a French-Canadian  gives the impression that he is disloyal, is it not  better to speak plainly in the matter?  The probability of hostilities between France and  China may cause unpleasantness in the Canadian  Cabinet.. Sir Wilfrid Laurier wears the badge of.  the Legion of Honor of.France,' while Sir Henri Joiy  has had bestowed upon him by the Emperor of China:  the Imperial Order of the Dragon.  The military spirit appears to be thoroughly aroused  in Her Majesty's colonies. The offer of 100 mounted  men by the British Columbia Government will be a  token to the old laud that this Province places a very  high value on British connection. Lord Strathcona's  4<x> mounted men will he gotten together without  any effort. If-half a dozen other Canadian millionaires supplemented Lord Strathcpna's patriotic offer,  there would t^ little difficulty in raising 5000 mounted  men.' Then, again, it is proposed to contribute  $3,000,000 from the Dominion treasury to carry on  the war. Canada could not contribute money in a  better cause, and it will be casting bread upon the  waters that may return before many days. British  investors are desirous of placing their money where  it will .Ik. most secure. What better security can  they have than thestirring British sentiment of Canadians at the present time.  The attempt to bring the editor ofthe Kamloops  Standard before the bar of the House is an exercise  of authority that is rarely practised these days  under  the-  Hriticli    fiiicy 1 ���   vjr.       .Jf����  Plav Fair, Gen. Hutton  (Toronto Telegram)  It is an outrage if a Canadian officer possessing the  practical qualifications of Col. Sam Hughes is lef,  without   employment  at   Cape Town on   account ol  black marks put against his name by   Major-General  Hutton.  Objections to Col. Sam Hughes as a politician do  not hold against him as a soldier. Many Canadians  who have never been counted as warm friends to Col.  Hughes have an idea that he is being unjustly treated  by Major-General Hutton.  Britain has an over-supply of officers like Major-  General Hutton in South Africa and too few officers  with the qualities which Col. Sam Hughes would  display in active service. Bravery may be taken for  granted in the case of all officers who wear Her  Majesty's uniform, but Col. Sam Hughes has more  adaptability, more shrewdness, more capacity for  leadership in the sort of warfare which Britain has to  wage in South Africa than Major-General Hutton is  ever likely to possess.  Good Roads.  (Greenwood Miner.) -  The Inland Sentind has  inaugurated an  agitation  for the improvement   ofthe existing  system of road  building   throughout the   Province, something   that  should receive the support of the press  whether Opposition or Government.    The building of roads has  recently had   a great deal   of attentioti.     In   many  States of the Union   and in the   Province of Ontario  Road   Commissioners   have  been appointed, whose  business it is to supervise and to give instructions in  scientific methods.     Perhaps   in no way can money  be   so easily wasted as in the construction   of roads,  a id   where it   forms one ofthe largesv items of expenditure in   a country like this   the importance of  saving at  every point is  self-evident���not  to speak  of the advantages in  other respects which a scientific  system would  afford.     As  has already been stated,  a Ro<id Commissioner has been appointed in Ontario  whose   efforts   have given very general  satisfaction  and who has done much towards   creating a strong  public   opinion   in its   favor.     Of course, the   conditions in Ontario and British Columbia widely differ,  the one being a   flat country and the   other a mountainous   country.     Nevertheless   the  necessity   for  improved methods exist as much in the one as in the  other.  A Great Success.  The Family Herald and Wrekly Star, of Montreal,  is meeting with unprecedented and well deserved  success this year. The publishers* efforts to make  the Family Herald the greatest family paper in existence has resulted in the addition of over twentv  thousand new subscribers in December, and the rush  continues. It is said that never before had they such  a large percentage of renewals, of old subscriptions.  We learn the publishers guarantee the beautiful pictures, "Alma" and i% Pussy Willows'* to all who subscribe during this month,  but not later, as the supply is limited. They are  beautiful pictures and alone well wrorth more than  the price asked for the Family Herald.  ���<33  .0 8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  M  ��1,1  Pel  III  * ! J  {U  ,    i    ��  5   1    |  j   4    t  j!    *     f  i     ?      t  f      I  i \  il  . t  r���V,  1 if' \  On the Margin of the Nile.  I had lnnqueted-at Berlin, teen a festival In Home  Had a midnight lunch iii London and a heap,,- chlnmat  home ;  But I never knew what life �� till 1 li���Km,l f���r ���   wllllt.  Where the.y used to have a harem on   the umrKin  ���f ,h���  -    iN lie.  ���WhereUic swaying palm and |*pper'mi.��-theism.��� on  the air,  And the moaning camel kneels to take the burden licmiwt  war;  And, rising, shaken his silvery MI��Md aliufflcadbwn tin-  hie,  Where they used to have a harem on the margin   ,.f the  Nile.  w en 7??'"I* ,,anw* of U,u bot">"��l d����d ���  i t �� their iil.M.,1, ��it<l our Wornl, the hniiuer ii,.��� -',"      .  If- Ihrtr laud, and our land, the d vl��Zi Xd"  ���� ���'".>��� for the *.uN. of the dj|.        *> "^  CURRENT COMMENT  Reduced to Impotence,  J. Borland Heeord )  Where  dreamy, dark -eyed   women eattie t��*J loiter In the  leaves  That begirt Gheatreli palace, where,   like ruin   from clrifv*  Huns the endless song of summer, for the hett yens -mwrn to  smile  Where they used to   have a harem on the margin of the  Nile.  / When Your Purse is'full of Money.  When your pur**,* h full of money  And your heart U free from-care,".  All the world .see ma bright and gunny,-  ���.. Beauty him* om* every where.  People often ��sop to greet you  And-adiuire ulI-your�����*!>*le.  All seem very glad to meet you ���  When Dune Fortune on you tmiile*.  Wtie.li your purse U full of money,   -  You din t:tsie .ill -kind* ef hon��-.��y��  But without it you must drutk life** hitter pill.  While vou're rich -your".friend.* are many  When vou're poor, voti'vr m*arevfv any ;  All forget you when misfortune* on you  fall.  When your purae is full of money.  You are  p..��rfu.rt to a dot,  And your jokes u e a! way** fu u r��y  Whether they luu'o point* or not,  But when hardship* overtake von  Then vour |ov io .-indue** drown*.  For your frier��ds wili noon forsake vou  When Dame Fortune on you frown**.  The Names of the Dead.  If. A. Fraser  We're Irian :   they mid we'd not fight  For the Queen.     Wiw that right ?  A��k for the name** ofthe women who eri^d  For the heroea who charged to the rnnnon and   died  Go oak for the names ofthe dead.  Our brother* are dead in the Trarmvaal :  English andHeotchmen��� and in that all  Who died that the whole world might know  That watered by blood the empire would grow ?  Go auk far the name* of the dead.  We've drunk to the Queen-���God blew* her !  We've fought with   the Boers���who curw'd her '  And we're'Briton** !   We're true to the flag !  When the fighting wiwon did one of us lug?  Go ask for the names of the dead.  English, and Scotchmen, and Irish   all   Briton��, yet  When WE fail, there'll be rooms in the empin* to  i<<{;  We have wrongs, we are poor- (Jod   knowa, but w^'ll  wait,  Like FuHilleen*, not traitors, we'll light against fnU\  Go look at the narnes of the dead.  The Semlin   go/eminent has Jxeen.saved-for  the  time l>eing   from the  defeat 'which It evidently-impending.-     A 'change of one- vote to' .'the side  of the  opjKxsition would put it in a minority.     Thus it is at  .   the mercy-of any one of its members in  a full -house.  ��� The simultaneous al^ence.ofany.tw6ofitssttp|)drters'  from a sitting at which all the member* of the opposition are present would  have the same  effect.     It is  powerless to   accomplish anything'.for its own credit"  or the good of  the  province   and therefore   has no  excuse; for   prolonging'its / useless life/-   The people  of British Columbia elect .representatives:to the legislature for the.purpose, of posing Jaws for their benefit  and their only use lor a   cabinet is to carry on   their  business and initiate legislation,    .The   government  has  sunk to   such a -position that is is incapable   of-  rendering   a" valuable equivalent \ for the money ex- -  peudecl on it and the legislature. '   The only rational  way out of the difficulty is to dissolve parliament and  go to tie country lor a new expression of the popular .  will.     it'miy reasonably be-expected that after   the  recent   exiieneuce.   this. will, result   in a decisive  majority for one party or another, which will thereby  be enabled to transact the people's business and legislate for   the. people's   needs.    Mr,   Semlin and- lib.  friends appear to   have forgot ton that   thefe are the ;  purposes for which they were-put in office, m\d have  transformed the. legislature into.a wranglhtg-debatiug  club.  Time for a Change.  (Vancouver World}  That it is high   time for a change in the   Government of this Province   is   demonstrated by   the fact  that   according   tothe London Canadian W/*   of  the 2i st of December, another slumpin thequotations,.  |.r market value, of British   Columbia's 3 p^r   cent,  bonds had   taken place :   the market   prices for that  week    had ranged from 91 to 93   |>er cent.     For   a  considerable   previous   period   the quotations varied  '*      J   1���   Cv..t.      i wo-years ago,   when the  ate   Government was in power,   the   prices.of these  bonds, for a longtime, averaged 304 to rofi and even  as high as ,07 per cent., then making in the estimation of investors and financiers in   the money centre  ofthe world   nest to   the bonds of the   Dominion of  Canada, which were the favorite ofnll colonial securities.      With a deficit of dose  upon $700,000 and   an  alarming   depreciation in   the price  of the   previous  bonds in  the   London market,   every   lover of.his  country who   deserves to sec   it flourish will  join iu  >~WMin^    ^^wrf n�� ^pnr ,��-.��h   ���**"Sp<  ������ T i-i'iwn^llK^i-R -  *,4"K*tnSa4 "WW lltf Wt^MI "W^'f^V M   -)-T[-|IH-<l��ll ���mi. ���IiWiii.ihiw i��iiimiJ��i ���'    null i       --,   sol.*  r-huJWM.)^. ��� i e. t  . THE NELSON ECONOMIST  "9  1  R?   WJ.  J*  -.��*\r  ���tr-r '  j. > -v.  TV'"  if^'  the refrain that it is high time for a change in the  complexion of the powers that be at Victoria. They  have practically ruined the credit of British Columbia  iii the money market of the world and the longer they  are allowed to retain.office the greater will our degradation in that respect become,  What Critics Do  (1)wight L, Moody }  Very often, a man'will hear a blind red good things  in a sermon, but there may be one thing that strikes  him as a little out of place* and he. will go,.homeland sit  down at the table and talk right out before his children and' magnify that one wrong thing, and not say a  word about the hundred good things that were said.  That is what people do'whocriticize.  resources of the province than an exhibition of a  general nature. This is not wholly a matter of  opinion as Mr. Semlin seems to think. Doubtless  he is quite sincere in that respect, but he does not  know. Some few years ago certain special exhibitions were held in Great Britian. Among them  were the forestry exhibition at Edinburgh, the fisheries  exhibition at London, and the Indian and Colonial  exhibitions, also in London. These special exhibitions wrere participated in by nearly all the provinces  and colonies and it is a matter capable of demonstration that very large commercial benefits resulted from  them.  Emigration to Canada.  (B.C. Review.)  The Eart'a Court Exhibition.  {.Victoria Coloni��u  Mr. Turner did not too strongly condemn the omission  of the government to provide for the representation  of the province at the .Earl's Court mining exhibition.  The tVn��ft'f directed attention to the matter some  time ago, but to no purpose, the government lias  made up its mind not to participate in that exhibition,  reserving its whole "effort for the Paris exhibition.  There can be no doubt in the minds of those who  have given-this subject their attention that a special  mining  exhibition   is-a'better place   to advocate the  The Dominion Government, through the High  Commissioner for Canada, Victoria Street, London,  are making unusual exertions to bring the advantages  offered to settlers in the different Provinces of Canada  promptly before the public. They claim that in all  the Provinces, unlimited opportunities exist for the  investment of capital, either in manufactures or in  the natural industries connected with the forests, the  mines, the fisheries, and agriculture. The mineral  development both ' of Ontario-,- of British Columbia,  and of the Yukon district; is attracting much attention.  Persons with moderate incomes will find in the  Dominion many advantages not to be obtained elsewhere,   and     for     those    with    growing    families  Fred Irvine & Co., is^ialSale��*  ��� Special Sale of  Millinery  0 * ���  32 BAKER STREET.  Carpets .  WK.V.MW����*i  DRY   GOODS ANNUAL FALL SALE  Commencing Wednesday, November 22  Bargains-ln  Every  Department���Bargains  SSOBBBMaESH  pair guaranteed; worth $1.50, for  $1,00 a pair.  Dress Goods, in Navy and Black,  all wool, storm series.-' Hale price,  Hoo per yard.  Fancy Novelties In Dress Pattern  Suiting Costumes at Half Price.  Ladles'  Jacket*   and ' Mantlet) less J Lm0n   Roller Toweling from oca  thaneost. J     V;m1 up..  W hite Saxony Flannel at 20e  per  Ladies' French  Kid Gloves,  every f Carpets in Tapestry,  Brussels, Wil  ton, Velvet and-Axminster at extremely low prices.  Ladies' and Children's   Hemmed I chenile and Tapestry Curtains  Handkerchiefs, from 5e up. I    $2.75 a pair.  from  yard.  Whi to .Onn ton Flanne! at 5c up.  Fider Flannels, in ail colours, 40e.  Children's Cashmere Hose from 15c  a pair up.  os' Cashmere Hose 25e.  Cheeked Linen Glass  Toweling 5e  a yard up.  White Linen Table  Damask, 35e a  yard up.  Turkey Red Table.Damask, 85e up.  White Table Oil Cloth, 25e a yard.  White Wool Blankets from $2.00 a  pair up.  Large-Size   Wool   Comforts   $1.50  each.  White Quilts, large size; worth $1.00,  'for 65c each.  All Carpets sewed and laid free of  charge.  iBssaamaamms  Write for  Samples  We Especially Invite Inspection and Comparison of  Our Goods with Eastern Prices  Butterick.  Pa  ���..-'i'r!'^-'  ��� ��� ~. ���'���. 1  ������stii  i  i��    4tSsi'ii"  _ "l^nnf"*^.       *"*"T  M  i  $'-��� '���''������ ���'-���'���'���'���-'ftf 10  '���>L  III  ���[  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  M4  IP If  If  E*  &*  BJI  the     facilities     for      education     and      for     starting young  men and   young  women   in   life,  deserve  special consideration.'    The classes especially desired  are those with capital, persons with moderate incomes,  and farmers, farm   labourers, and domestic   .servants.  Free grants of 160  acres'of land   are given to   male  settlers above   the aire of 18 vears. in    Manitoba and  the   North-West   Territories.      Crown lands can   he.  obtained 'in the other-   Provinces, either  free. or   ��--n  nominal terms, while   improved farms, ready   fur ��\c  ctipation and cultivation, may be   purchased in e\civ  part of the Dominion at rcsouable' prices,  Manitoba's New Premier.  (TheWest, Retina.)  Mr.  Green.way   has   resigtied    and   lion.    Hui'h  John   .Macdonald has   been called   upm   to for,.n   a  government.      The   new.  premier   of Manitoba,has  a career 'containing the grandest possibilities o>e-iin^i  un before him.      He commences his term of  cifiee a>  premier-' of the province   under   auspicious,  circuui-  stances; .   He has-succeeded in overthrowing a ;..;*;tv-  eminent that had .been   deeply rooted in . office for a  long terra of years,   added to   which he. was .opposed  by all the forces which Use Inderal government could  bring against him.    The light was against great vd<h  but that Tact only made   the victory a   more notable  <me. He has promised great reforms, which if car  tic/-! can, as..ue-have.no doubt they will !k% wi\\ ���,{!��  him plenty of scvpe for a >nate*m*n?ikc j^liey.'-' m?  Macl:ata!d-pu>^vN M,* -.y/r^.a, >*t Vh iriPM* .v..."  alitiw...j:ttiv   ,n;!- .-, Canada.;      His   n,nUh.lhv ,,.(1  m:..;;!:ri;��- <>,-: s >.,,m: v wiilOi.:, v hi ���-, !^ .,   ��ft:��-. ���,/���  Sr'"n !!u- -'looks .>(���   ji.,iitici!   ivteruiVs ���.vhi..-!!   ,i|m,,/  ����"i��!-��y��i ���iii.i.iv  o:t��-  Nuiitt^i,-^,  I,/  ilt.t:,:!:..! ;!<��� I��,i~} <.,,,����., Kv��viO,-<��� ,..,.,..,  ��cil J��-r .Mr. M;,��loinM ;l��uS hv .�� :j!.- much."l��-liC Ms  J'lvst-ia- pf���misc :i U m, .s ��� , ���n,k<> ,,., j^ttl| jt.,:.if. (,  C.iUun"sXiteO.-y As,H<%aiM:i  ;.N k"iaon-..i U 'vii^r.)   .  Iris-said tha: M�� Carter Otox will devote .him-  >df ^hisliserarv Jabot *5< ml architectural research^  after the rfisMurU*. fluisliirig/h-bcradcworH 4 How  To Av*>id Cr^dm.r-/' rufo " .Transoms ;/Thar U>es  and Abuses.."* Mr, Smith \Vi!i study..Manors '/0m>  ptetc Leticf Wiiirr.-- whilst !.>/ MeKeclmie. "uiij.  i*nis? B"'rh^ Com%*re*C;>/i of A formally .'Tvd4rged:'  Cra^i.rms," by *L>:* jo.w>h Martin, '     ���-'-  ;:!���!  STARTLERS  TN I'KIi'KA ��.0"  w  -AT-  Thomson's   Book   Store.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Prumm<r Mineral M;0ih. *.i?u;0>- o�� :h-  NH*<m Miuinji {.Jlvijsiojj of \V< *,' K*^o*-ri->. -���  Piori<L  WJsi'iv li'K'atf'd: on *;* *o.-r{v *K;;t- ��;;f njni  n<'ar U'je J-jcnawMff r> of ���!J'Avr ��. ';-�����<-K  Tak��- ti'.tit'-i- that J,,I.��!oi >!'-L;�� n-M.-, 1M,..s.,  <��f f h<'( 'Si >" iti N'i-lKoii. su*i ii.1 :; ;v- s�� ;*-���;;! 5, r Hi*?..  <T( Hi-unir, {-'(�����'��> Mh;(-r"- ' '����� r? 5 '0-;; - - \.... I;  ii.VO, i'.'-Mjanort }���'. Hvu!* i I";.' Moi��-T'-> <'. Vr  tifl'-jitr N��*: i'l.#Uo- .\, -;-.- Ji .[**:!�����.'J-'r. �����  ��� MJiH-rV rM'Ori<-a.N- N(��.-'Jj v.'-) \ :,r.,j Th,,.., :t^  H. Joiifs, ?-���'r����� ��� ��� Mliu r"- * '���' .-;:.���>.���.* 1 >��� %..���  :.--; -^�� A,  aj��p!,v lo 'ii<- M ijii;;;.: ���!". --.. ���! ��� v !<-r ,. ���'������:���* ;i.. .:< !.���  < >"' l^l;.^w^ ��� iip'hN, ;-���'-;;,'-;. : ; ���- ��� -- - M ���. j;.-  a ("r'v.'.vn * i r.-j n; '-: ; h>- ;. >>> ���-. ���  .-;.-- i-  A l>>"i   I'iiOi'T !;���< ;.;<������   ��>��� .;    ���.'���������,.'     ...  ^'���''f !"l! '17, 3U ()vt    !>.'  �����. ,;;.  :<!��������  ! Ii  UiO��-l  ���<��n <  '.'!'..>�� vA!  ,\ "J '   J' �� K,  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  N��-J^.-  fi   .HUjin;;  K ��� .fOi <-|tH V  A  ^^^^ %'- ^'^^^ ^ %-^^%"^% 4-%-^y.^  %'%%-^ >A*% ^ft  WMOt.tiSALl: AND RLTAtL  Meat Merc ha 1  * ���  i  HEAD OITICK: Xclsoti. P. C-  .   .BHA.NCt:L5: AT  W^H,:  05St.AM.>  .-   SAN,.v s  TII AIL  rmnni ro^Ks  )  I  y  *4i 1": t  .it:' #������*..  i -���� . t...rf-*:.-.. ��  SI.CCA^N CITV  ^  ������fitt  mj>iinfci*ii>liiWlii ���Hwwwii^m  %"  WBWl��WIMdftMMPW<|lj|NWPi''*''' ��l*w*'i|'"iWtin'ip)Mm^iWlwi��"t#i  Do ma fnr*;et wr   have  tho  * *    ....      .   .  \1:  *��'.">: n: UK* k -��� ���otoo'iy.  js<�� ."t Juh line ����{  Shelf and-Heavy Hardware  ^Vc invilt: a  comparison <>{ r��rir<-s  fancouver Hardware Co  ." /     IF   Jf  j��-y 1. iiiiii��',iiii''.iiiay  .<* .-���"  V  ���,^'  <CJ[   i%  y*i  mm  fSi��  H!-:.\  I.>iSO-M-{.  Wh.-rjvi,,,^!,-   ;   or, ;|.,..- rCaj: M:'��* W.voj,  HOJMi,  J.l.lMl!.'     ^oufjlof A.I>ott  ���     lakc-nnlir.-.    fha!    {.   John    MrfjtfrlO--   ����'J.  C��f.tJlIa.tl4'     No,  ;.'],;*!    Ar   j,;.   j. M,,(J,.    ,.-,:,  M nors-O-rii/jr;,!^   No.   -i.7^2  A.  :in.|" I'.-o-r  MW^OJ, JT-r   Moi��T'!,eVr!jn��-;if^  Vo   -q  7k':'\  ply to tlKv^ijii.ijr fP.v,rO<r Jor ;i !��� -/rn,v 17.'M.';  Improvement*, u>r vw Vnn���,��< (ii- ob'tV.oo--'  ��.(,lWn<.��miJtt/ri!)r;,lH(\f. dai,,,.  fetation  .ff, tmjKt.  Im-    ��'.)i.nn��:iir1,!   (���.,,���,.  ���,,.*_/    ,   ,       ,      , ~���        j    ^^^^fVeSi^)  l��mimv4i.o.f.Muvhv.*jininruU'*lt ^{i���-���o- ,--���'��� : 2  >."����?;�������� ��iui j.p- i-mv ni-oi-��t ci... .��� �� '��  Dated this Jmii dav oi s^(o.mt,/V/  ^-,i(    "���"��� i p<   \ni:l :(^"! vi^i- ;in.| VIMir ���������,���,. ���,y,liiit Arc ah����iutc v the  JOHN M��:I..vrruiK.    I f n^^rv , ��� rw ^ , '   i   ' PURKST AND fJKST.  ;, i...-., ��� , /' - 5'^K^<V- '"^"''^'S''C^^"0^ ������  C *v  OKELL C, MORRIS O'Kf-IJ. ^ ��-     u n  morals' rfiiilfics  JUU  Mm  W^MSSSMWMMSSMMSMM^  ���f"ir'"** -ks'���*-m��^n'Mt*t��-���� ,  j��� .��� -j  -a��� ^^1*t","^���,rv *  "*,,'*C  ^* The Taciturnity of No. 13  ��5J  rw^HK Chicago hustler was a very busy man that  1     September-morning.1   He was ^\\b^  u��i iiwt now  he seemed to carry   about all the  S�� *.HSuld be considered safe.     At least, that's  %Slbl!^mM'���� down as usual to help  '^"Kinetbing out of a   tight place.     When  ^friSilar   project came   to a point   where no-  some P^1���'   P[��Je it an inch iurther,   they sent  "the^iW hTsUer.   and he pushed   itthrough^  HowasVSowof infinite   nerve, was   the .Chicago  1\\,r with a thorough contempt for money, and that s  ,       v   ���   ,,   mrticularly   liked about   him.     At  SicU��^�� be^SS i- No. i3 a half dollar, and  hi. cheon unit,   c nknew   where be could  t: fiftel^n'ts. bu��t he3 made no  bones .bout  cm i"g   be   half-dollars.     And sometimes No. 13.  S^^ide with the hustkiin a carriage for car ^  r�� Aa\w necessities with the Chicago man.    wnen  that the best hotel  could   provide.     In sorvthere  1 S nothing too good for the man from Chicago.     _  was noiumt, wi ft> ,   .    always sent for No.  When he came to Biutfiana, nt��t����)a  n  No   n was a model messenger boy as the Chicago  m*��-ha   ^Peedily disco^  pogranhv of the city as well as if he had   laid it om  ^vv sa waking gazetteer   of comoM y��V*  nmls.      He was a quick boy. a sure boy, and, above  ill   he was a boy who rarely talked.  :. This   what 1 like   about  the cuV" said The  1 nat s   ^ exactly what he s  Chicago man one day. neaowcMU)  told to do and asks no questions. He's one boy in a  thousand. Unlucky number ? Pooh, pooh I I'd  hire him for that very reason if no other. There's  no blanked superstition about your friend John Dexter."'  Andso every time he came to Bluffland he telephoned over and secured the services of No. 13 by the  day.   Once they sent him another No.  13, whom  he promptly returned,  "Give me the original Jacobs," he telephoned to  the messenger office, "or all is at an end between US."  Hegot him.  No. 13 was a medium sized boy of perhaps 18, inclining a little toward stoutness, with a large pale  face and coarse black hair. He had one other  peculiarity besides his limited speech. He always  wore his official cap. He "was wearing it on this  particular morning in September as be stood studying  a large map that hung on the wall of the private  office of the eminent vessel owner who had offered  the hustler the use of the room during his stay in the  city. The eminent vessel owner and the bank president from down stairs were with the hustler now.  *' You see. Dexter/* said the bank president, "if  we don't show a clear title to that tract by ndon to day  the   deal with   the New   York syndicate   is all oft  Now, how dp you stand ?"���  111 got options on it all yesterday afternoon, all ex-  ce^ t the lot'on the northeast corner. ICs the property of a German named Finkelstein; who runs a  little bake'rv and confectionery store. I've looked  upon him as the easiest fish in the bunch   to   land/'  ���  ���  ���  PLACE YOUR ORDER  With us, for now is the *{���*'nrnc&ties  We have the largest supply of Groceries,  Crockery, Etc., in Nelson.  /fill I  12  4,  I  =-     M-.  W& " f      i  \$ mi. 5s.      "? 5  "  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  tfebX Ses��.U,i ������ ^ti��loWhh0"t W,-M Said  offer?" "hat  do you-  propose   to  S^'^J^r^ f would  be dear .t  to offer." n����tH.r. fhat s   wllat I expect  " Offer him up to *-��o nrv^ ;r..     ���  the vessel .owner.     ������ We*^ " me U'> ' R"��vfcd  The eminent promoter 'JH      have tha*   ��*"��.  trust me."   he said        <r'!i   i  forty minutes and square him L ��, if"? ''I��� herc   '"  He drew   forward -TsheeT  of   J  ^ "'^ "  seribbkda note, the vessel\,L,?    PTr a,ld   raP��'��v  sident retiring ���wiThe^o���0''' '��d   the Wp��-  little bakeshop ai���l tMit.k, .   -    .    ���  want to sell >." "e m,8ht nuv-ir     iv  im- , ���   " "    '    "oyoa  I   M*��   K��* t�� t ��� ...  J lie baker had   shift-v 1im��  w the apartment/'   *       *   cyes- t,,at roanied all  1 Veil." he  *ihki*.i.. ��_*.j   ., ..-..������.  'I ton't  VeII,"he   slowly said   "i(n���.,   ,  think much npout h." " l   kno*v-     .  ���'My client will give-vou"'46 nftr,- ~  .  Chicago man !)ri.skI^     ���        ^'<��o cash,- Saj(,  ^  i he baker.breatherl hir#t     n*  the.room. '^ h,m!-    ������� <*** traveledabou,  ��c'll  ::oh>i;ini",-to,scIi,,'hem"������^-  yu. wen,   said   che hustW   .*i  "No      "m��,"h,iv "c" vvr��te. '"      call a ��*ven " ������ucr .pleasantly  TheW'L'S^f^'^cnvelope;       T^er looked very warB,  given and wait and hrt... .J^.lb* te ���� -Wress    ,aid.r''^/'^"V^ ^'^ty-men year, ������ ,  The I,,,,,w      ' kw? " ������'���,i��'�� vile yet " he  ..      �� "t iiustJer appeared a trifle haw^i-   iV'   ,  h��w��ch;     It ��vMJUSt ,  75^- ��* K'����c.d ai  Oh, come!" he mid       ..*'     ;  Price   a,, extravagant   price .'^VS* %  Uuntyseven years old, vou sav-~rl��Ilt     <>'����<����-  ��� hik in the trade, a, d vouV��Jfi >T"*  r"r  worth any such Iknirr      r " *��"? lot aloneb.j't  eight."   - l,fcHrc"     Lo����. ��ow!     nitfivcvou  __.,   w��^w luiwara.     "Take th  given and wait and bring the answer.*"  The boy took the note and briskly started out.  It   was just forty   minutes later by   the  Chicago  man's infallible watch when he   returned.     He was  not alone.     A plainly dressed man a   little past middle   age, with an   unmistakable German   face,    was  with him.     The hustler looked up as they   entered.  " Mr. Finkelsteiii ?"   t e half inquired.  The stranger bowed'awkwardly,    lie * as evidently  ill at ease,  ���"Take a chair here, "said the Chicago man, and as  the stranger came forward No. .13./slipped around to  the big map on the wall directly behind the man from  Chicago.  "Mr. Finkelstein," said th *  hustler." I'm a man  3t few   words.      A. client   of runic has seen ' voti'r  CEItrtFICArE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  -Yakima  Mineral    Claim,   xiiuaie   in   th<;  Nelson  Mining Pi virion   of Ve*t K>*otetmv  District.  Where located : On .Sandy Creek, adjoining  Tough Nut Mineral ChUm.  Take notice that I, John MeUiWhU*. J*J...s..  of tlie*   effy  of .Nelson,'arOJ'sr tin m*��tit   f��>r  Columbtt��"M.  Parker. Free Mhir-*   c**riUl--.  c**te No. 2;i���0>J A, inumd, #\xty tlny^ fr����m  s**** .-* ^  dnJe hereof, to uppiy to the Mining   I{<*<'���.*nl**r   \  for nCVrtffiestteof fmj>iovernentM. r��>r the- f*ur-   ^F  po*e of obt^aluliig 'a Crown Grant ofthe jO>ovi��   ^  elairh. V  And Airther Uike iiMtice  timt action, touler   W  ���section 47,   niUH-t be   e.*MiO'.j^ne����a   h*-f*>r<* lh*v ",. 0  ���DMi'iHhte Itith tiny of'Oesotv.-r, A. P. ihw. ���    :-^  CERTIFICATE OF f WPaOVEtfEWTS. j ^  MinenilO'iirnK, ��ittiat��-' in Uh- N'-!��*orj Minir^ ��� .^  I)ivi.HJon of WV>a. Kov��u��nay p|��sO"lr?. '.  .-<r  .'A* here ir*r*ate't;   On 7V��.ui Mmmtfitn, **u^f of -^  .nnd near the "Grizzly 'tUwr" f'l 0n��.  Take notfee Hint, l/.\..S.'.Kar\vHf, as����ni f<>r ?  ���K..I. Tainier.  No. t��.9!f��   V.  n.*. U�� nvo'thfrd��. f  and J. H. Wright. No. 23/JT.* A. u-* u> on*-OOrd  undivided interest lnwjild el��ini.��Jnf..<��nd, **f t?.v  day��  from  the date  hereof, ro iip!>fy  u> (hV  Mining l^eeorder for Certifi'-***!*** mJ fror.rov/^  mentj*, for .-he {>nrpoMe of obtiOnOt;^   # "r^:��*> r?  Grants of the above ehiOns.  ���And further take not see that action, under  itfanan^eofsueh < %*rt i 0*;t ?��-^ :��.��f Pn ;>r.��vi fn<*fU^.  Dated tbl* i'ltfj dav of Oetnfj. r J'v^i  26-10-W * A. ^, !'u::o:o  haidhhe5?tpir",i0n S,00<t ln Wrdfop.-ba.tbe- ^  ago/' he hwrsely^fapSd " "'^ "^ <frW >ears  ���    * guess you don't care'to otr-'u*    i- .   >  the baker-s  faw,    .. j, VOif ,/w ������ m'     f   C?me  0Wf  ��d��le��l.. �� v.u. wmld irJrtwtl 'UISt,C[ bMII,>-  *,u ������ for >'onr place and  Osier & Ourd,  Mines and Real Estate  Usher Street,  IJconk.or llmttt**  %^^^%%^ %^J%^^%^%^%^%'  c  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  -uisromffousevNelsr-  A^C,,T;f��CATEOFIljpRovCMEpJTa I  ^���"^-O, theN..u.,fl\fr;     ;;*l,-,.H,"-n*l��'I.O,n.  0;^V*l^'��'-l!bl:��t r'Job;;rM"f�� M"����uo,,.  -n��.    I.-rr.���.    ^^,V:.:     -1?"1 f"r .^rbi-rV-T   w7i'  CLUB HOTEl  !*.vl.'l T. AK.u',;.r(.v,' Mi;,',:'''- -S"   2<.U A   j  '.''"'" '!'���-*'���'''-��� i..'r..'.,v,-,,!,;!,'''':1- *'^r .��" ];,���������,,. ,-,  /r;V"r r,ir '-^ i' i .'';/, " l,!- m��.,i;:, r ara"> orreries  ^-'���������'�����,^!,;;,,;;:,,l;;,."!.,::,.'','���� -- ,..J i'r,!1"t!'" sbw��i.  '        r, ,.v, j >    jg^  I  Cofner6u���iftyill(ISjJ|<(|i^  ��ATES; $f per day snd Mp>  Schooner Beer. lo Cenif  .loo *^  M< I.AK.in ?;  VANCOUVER   ano   ME", 8Q  , rMiM^'U'rw"?^1 ,h"*Pre*�� and dno H��K  corner IhiluVai ��.i ii- ,v<*l�� ��tore. norihw^l  ���'^���"������'"'^^.^pr^r11'r,,r,���,,,���  i *-  >��� f'i v>i>  - nr  --.. T!  �����<  irfK  ' il THE NELSON. ECONOMIST  13  hive this bother all.over within ten minutes."  The baker seemed to shrink in his chair. His  little eyes assumed a pitiful expression and rested  apparently on the map behind the hustler..  Mc feebly shook his head.  The hustler snatched out his watch.   It was 11.15.  ���* Otue, come !"��� he cried. "This is all nonsense.  I .t'hnhe your sentiment, Mr, Finkelstein, of course,  and van see that.you do not desire any change, but  I'll help vou make that change and find you a better  p-t cat hall the money-M    He   paused expectantly.  Aoain the old man, his eyes fixed on the map,  shook his head,  "Call it.$11,000.."'  " \o." said Mr. Finkelstein quite   boldly.     *M do  n a vish to sell."  The hustler slightly gasped.  " Well, $1:2,000 then."  vXeiu -I mean.no.'*  The hustler st'ired at  the baker.  1 lie estimable German   was   getting what in sporting  parlance would be called his second wind.  The Chicago man was evidently bothered.  It looked   as if  "Mr. Finkelstein," he said impressively,'Mad-  mire your firmness. You are an honor to your inflexible race. I will testify to my regard for you in  a practical fashion. Listen. I will give you $15,000  cash for your place if you sign the papers before you  leave this office." He leaned forward and tried to  h��4d the baker with his sharp glance.  But the honest Tueton had gone all to pieces again.  He slipped back in the seat. Beads of perspiration  were bursting from his forehead, and his long, thin  hands clutched the arms of the chair. He muttered  something in German under his breath, and his little  eves stared vacantly above the hustlers head.  "/'Himmei! he murmured. " I can't stand dis."  And he half rose from his chair.  "Sit down!" cried the hustler sternly. His face  was white ;his eyes blazed. " Will you tell me just  what price you have decided to set on that infernal  corner of yours ?"  The baker gurgled in his throat.  " Out with it !"   cried the hustler,  The baker writhed in his ch dr. v  I vant  dwenty   thousand dollars,"he   hoarsely  ��<  West  Wholesale 'ancl Retail  Dealer* in  RESH  SALT MEATS  Camps supplied on shortest  notice -and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive  careful  attention.  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  . C. TR A YES, Manager  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  S'luuun. Hand M. Huekhorn and LUlle  1 rartinj) MItirr.att "uUuu;,situate in the NelRon  MiniiiK Division of West Kootennv OlstrieL  Whit.' loeated; On the north fork of Wild  near the headwaters thereof,  I {1 m'vi' 1 York  1 ale it.��Uee that I. John MeLatehio, P.L.S.,  !,i 1.tic>rjfy <tf Nelson.-iu'titui as auent for the  ���"!"'���! M!$t Vmir Mining Com pan v. Limited,  Hv,. Miners"* Cert i Men to No. II 'A\M\ intend.  ��i\ty tinys from thedat.e hereof toupply to the  Mmii.n: Ueeorder for Certidentes ol Improve-  "). tits, fur D\v purpose of obtaining Crown  < 'i juiU of the above elalnts. *  And further tnkv notlee that actio**, under  N"l'|i"�� "7. must he eonuinmeod before the Is*  Minnee of su<-h CeriUlento of ImprovementK  1 >at��>a (hlK eighteenth day of Deeember, ISIK).  .Toil'N   Mcf*ATCH-!��.  Fin*   Wstche�� a  Specialty  11  i  ���  \i  "IT  ���i~~r-f v-n���*-*"* ��-*v��*"  i l  ���fir>y->VC"T "  IVIVflMV|*a' ��[��*��� ��M VfM*  "in  V-    K  !,.   o*^  ���* 1  ll   ��-v.  T tf  <%1  n  If  5  ^ ���  'if  ; ���  j. i.  H  M:  *���  ��'  i  It  if1  r  I  :i:  ��>��  S5>��  a      1  ���J f  Jf   J  * 1  14  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  . tnurmuied.     Then he   faintly added* "und'iiot vou  cent less."  The hustler snatched out   his- watch.      It   lacked  ;i just twelve minutes of-noon.  " Here are the   papers." he briskly cried.      "'No.'  13, step in the next room   and bring back tw   of the  clerks for   wituesses.      I think    the bookkeeper   is a  notary.      Bring him and his seal too."'  At exactly seven minutes   of   12 the papers   wer*  executed and ready for delivery.  "No. 13," said the hustler," take this man dovtn  to President Plympton's private office without delay.  Here is an order for $20,000, 'Deliver-'these, pa pens  to him, and he will give Mr, Finkelstein a check in  exchange for the order.     Hustle,"  The boy, stolid as ever, made no reply. He stepped,  quickly from the room, followed closely by the dazed  and extremely moist baker.  Two weeks later the Chicago man was back in  Bluflland for a day's stay. As usual, he had secured  the services of No. 13. It had been a busy- day for  both, especially so for No. 13, and yet when the hour  for dismissal came he lingered in the doorway.  Presently   the  Chicago man -looked 'up.      He saw-  that the boy was  waiting to attract his attention.  "Well?"  he said in some surprise.  "Going to quit my job, sir."  ^Sorry for that my boy.     Going to   better  y0Ur.  "���Yes, sir.     Going-to New York "  "Alone?"  mImV1!^ %G*inK w^�� Mr. Finkelstein."  |mk^;   *��'k��!**in?   Why,  thari   the   stubborn  The boy nodded.  " Very stubborn, sir."  htm?"1 h��W d0CS U happen lh,t you areK01'ng with.  jo>��I .No. ,3 s acquaintance be saw the boy smile.  Mr  Fuikelstein   n my father, sir,'*   said No  i,  -.What!" Ofl0' '3.  ��� Yo," said No. 13 sweetly.     "We'regoing i���t0  business with the $20,000, sir."  ^The hustler from Chicago stared after the retreating  " Well, I'll be jammed !" was all be said.  Price Ellison, not satisfied with the result of his  dispute last year with Joe Martin, is now determined  to enhst for South Africa.  canadian  "Pacific  *������  S00 LINE  :.'i'iW^)WnLtinrii>**iiJil^,);-.-J��!W^f.ift'vt,>.i1.V'/-��  Nelson Planing Mill  EAST km WEST  The IKreet tioute from Kootermv ���ivmuir*  to Ail Points. "  I  FIRST-CLASS SLEEPERS  Doors, Sashes and Turned Work  Brackets and Office Fittings  On All Trains from  REVELSTOKE AND KOOTENAY LDG  TOURIST CAR8 \m���� Medielne Hal dailv for j  St. Paul, HuucitiyM ami  Wcdn* (tilny*  for To- \  roofco, Friday* for Monl real and lUmum. Hnmv  cars p��*s Etevebrtok* one day w<rller.  CONNECTIONS  To and from Rohwri, Ro**>!atid.  8,00��x8un, Lv...XE!*HON. .Ar.es.8ttn.II  fo  18.10 daily Lv. NKLbON.       A r.dailv &!.U��  Morning train connect* for ali |k��)iiu hi )  BOUNDARY COUNTRY  Kvening train (rooneelH lo mid from  Main ��  fane and   Point*   North, and   (exr<��pt   Hun>  days) from ailPoint* in  lk��und*ry Country. '  KOOTENAY RIVER  ROUTE,  Daily HtrMoyie DhIIv '  ^00 Lv NELSON A r. 17 i!u  Connect* Kootenay   Landing with  Crow'* ���  Sent Bran eh trains.  Satisfaction Guaranteed-   Prices Reasonable  COJHnAMtllNO ATTeNTfON  is  siiiiply a  matter of being.  welt dressed. '.���  Those.who wear-garments  cut.and tailored by tis will receive all the attention a well  dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns are marvels of  good quality, good style ancl  good- workimiship. The  value is great.  KQOYEMAr LAKE-KASLO ROUTE.       | P"*^T��ln^^"^^^  Ex. Bun.              Sir. Kokanee Kj st���� 1  1 6.00 Lv NKL*oS  Ai.' 11.00 j  Baturd&ys to Argenta and return, let*vin* |  KaKio at 20.00k. )  {  S&MOQM AHD SLOGAN POINTS.  &00. em Hun. Lv ..NELSON . Ar. ex. Sun. H.��t i  houiv-NEJLSOX  TO   ROSS LJ%'1>~~, hour* 4  a  For mtm   and   full   information   tiddr^fi  nearest local agent, or  >6ley. City Vannenuer Agent.  **P, Df��w/A#eiH, Nelson.  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  Orders   Promptly   FHS<  Satisfaction   Given.  Nelson! SyoySdfngs,  Trm. Pons, Agent,  Nelson, it C\  A. ii, P. Agent,      k*  ������" ������?��  m  j ���* *  E  I*    It  ���L^���� '���iffl  "m  ���M  ..���������'���*m  '���Wl  ��-  '_*  .  I.  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