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Correspondence on matter* 0/ general interestreapect/ulltt  .iol.tritett. Only article* 0/ merit trill he advertized in  thetr column*, and the hiierett* uf render* will he can-  fuUy guarded aga'init irrezponnihlf persons and worthless  ���article*.  Xovieiv.���There nre several' hundred readers'of -Tub  Km no m :at itehuiil In their hu Inscriptions. No doubt l Ins  is tiftrilmtabUMo tn*^k*t't and all that 'will be required 1<j  t.Mi5nireia'.hn*��ty-riw|iMiis��<�� i* this-^entU* reminder.  rrAIIE Speech from the Throne has been adopted by  ^ a majority of two���three of. the members not  v King, 'two. of whom would have certainly voted  against; it. The Government with the narrow���  !>crhaps more properly speaking doubtful - majority  of one will now proceed with the business.of the  session. if at. anytime it should happen that a  Government supporter absents himself from a vote,  defeat' will follow; and the S eaker who has  b:en the siviour of his party on more than one  occasion cannot prevent it. Until that moment  arrives, two or three men on the Government side  can resolve'themselves into a part)*���thus creating a  balance of power. The danger of this is obvious,  and the sooner the Government makes an-assignment  to the Lieut-Governor, as Mr. Kbcrtssuggested, the  safer it will -be' for the country. But it is no secret  that one supporter of the Government has expressed  dissatisfaction With its course, and when that gentleman summons up enough courage to act on his convictions, the end ofthe most wretched Government  that ever controlled the affairs of any Province in  the Dominion will have been reached.  Thk.trouble between   mine-owners and miners has  taken on new interest this week,   by the importation  of a number of men to work in the Payne mine.    Mr.  Hand, the manager ofthe Payne, is evidently within  his rights in securing men'to work in-his mines.at as  low   a   wage  as   possible, and it is the duty of. the  Government to give him the same protection afforded  British subjects   (although it is said Mr.   Hand is an  alien) in the   lawful   pursuit   of   his   business.      If  British   subjects   feel that   they  are   justified under  existing   conditions in   accepting employment at .the  Payne mine, they must be protected.      But should it  transpire,   as is alleged   iu   some quarters, that   the  manager-of the Payne has imported Swedes, Italians,  Boers ancl other foreigners   who have no   further interest iu the country than acquiring the wealth which  i$ the heritage of British subjects, the Government  will be justified in bringing up with a sharp curve  the man who would so 'far .forget his obligation to  British Columbia as to attempt such a thing. Already it costs a large sum to carry on the administration of justice in this Province; with a considerable  population of European pauper labor, the expense to  the people would rapidly double. Of course, the  Governmem, in introducing class legislation, is the  primary cause of the trouble, but that is no reason  why law-abiding citizens of British Columbia should be  burdened with extra taxation to maintain law courts  ���and-jails.to house a horde of untutored savages. Thk  Economist has always contended that the mine-  owners have been unfairly dealt with, and it still  maintains that the m ning legislation of last session  was uncalled for and ���discriminated' against a class of  men who had already done and were still doing a  vast amount of good in opening up the resources of  the country, but it cannot and will not endorse the  importation of foreigners to absorb the labor and profit that rightly belongs to bona fide British subjects.  In ease of foreign invasion, it would be British subjects  the Government would look to for protection, and  not foreigners, who, if armed, would in all probability  turn their guns on the loyal ..men who were righting  for home and country. We are inclined to believe  the rumor that the men imported to work in the  mines are foreigners is false, and in the interests of  law-abiding citizens" we hope the mine-owners will  take the earliest opportunity of branding the statement a malicious lie.  The reception of Joseph Martin by the horny-  handed sons of toil of Nanaimo may give birth to the  belief that the great uncrowned king of labor has  been dethroned. But yesterday the word of Joseph  might have stood against the (labor) world���<( now  lies he there and none so poor to him reverence."  Thk Economist cannot be accused of having worshipped assiduously iiu the shrine of Joseph in the past  but it does believe that he has been unfairly dealt  with by the class ol men for whom he has doneso much.  He deserved >. better fate at the hand of organized  labor. He may not have been sincere in his advocacy of what is termed the cause of labor, but he  infused into it intelligent action, a factor in which it  had been sadly lacking. In seeking a new leader,  organized labor may go far and fare worse.  In Johannesburg no negroes are allowed to be out  on the street between the hours of 7 p. m. and 5 a. m.  without special permits, under penalty of a fine of $25,  or fourteen days* imprisonment, with or without  fifteen lashes.     White   persons must remain indoors  Si  an  V  41  It Kf  P  fa  h  THK NELSON ECONOMIST  h  m  r^  fi'  5  *'  ;r*u  between 9 p.m. and 5 a. .m.. the fine for violation of  the regulation being a hue of $5. or eight days -.imprisonment. In addition to ihe.se.measures, a very  stringent liquor edict has been in force >inee the tee-  ginning'ofthe South-African vvar.  Thk speec'n of Hon, D   M/Kbtrts on the reply   to  the Speech from the'Throne'.was a vigorous   attack  on   the policy  of   the   present   Government.-    The  Opposition attack was strong throughout,    while the  ..Government defense was lamentably weak.  U. S. Sknator HAUvsays the sympathy of nine-  tenths of the American people is with the Boe s���  Senator Hale probably knows what he is talking  about, although the statement of the Nelson,WW*-  that Americans generally sympathize with ''.England,  must count for somethin  < r  'I*  Thk British .censor has   mixed things upso  com  pletely in-South Afr.ean affairs that historians., .ofthe  present war will be engaged for the next hundred  years in straightening out the tangle.  Thk Toronto T lrtj>-n>n regrets that Hon. J. M. Gib-  sonshould be attorney-general of Ontario at the formative, period in the legislative relationships between the  people and the electric rail way companies Clnmberhin  was kept out of the War Secretaryship in the Salisbury  Government by his private interests in a small arms  factory, and the'ideas.ot an el.ectoric railway magnate  are necessarily incompatible-with the duties devolving  upon the Attorney-General ofOntario.  Thk-newly-elected City Council   is losing   no time  in .getting   down to   business.'     Already  a plan for  building a new wharf iusbeen submitted and adopted,  work  on  whicli is likely to begin within a few weeks  It is estimated the new structine will cost jn.ooo,  Thk conflicting reports from the seat of war- throw  no light on   the   situation.      Very    Httlo   news    has  reached   us,   either   because there- has been none   tn  tell, or that those who can tell it    \ndcr tokee;> it to  themselves.      One thing   seems certain,    very    little  has been accomplished in the way of   actual achieve-  men!   and Bnller   himself   is not confident   as to the  successful result.of his undertakim'       The ce^w*--  lion of the    Boer army is   (liferent from what it  was  thought   to be.      A   correspondent who is with    the  Boer   army writes   that    when    the war   broke out,  brigades of foreigners were   organized at once.      Tbe  Germans had a brigade of 2,000 men or more, nearly  all men trained in the German army and commanded  by trained officers of their own  country       There   ?���  a mixed brigade of French, Scotch and English  who have their own officers. There is an Irish  brigade of over -3,500 men/ the majority of them from  California and the West, with quite a sprinkling  from the old country and-.the Cape, The commander  is Colonel Blake, a West Pointer, who used to be  iu the regular cavalry in * he United States. ; ���"���-  Besides thi�� the Boers   are well   armed     For the  past four years they  have been providing armaments  in the shape of rifles, maxims and   heavy guns,     ft  is not true that the British Government were deceived  in this matter, lor in    t?J��/6- ihc Ji*mt Am>w{ 'not in  anaggressive,spirit either, asked  what" ..was-the purpose to-which those cannon'and, machine guns were  to be applied.     They ' were   not,, needed against 'the  natives, ..that ..wa*certain ; they' were  not,required  against  the  Orange   Fret  State, that;was still more':  absolutely     certain.       As . to.', ���possible'   hostili*  ties with Portugal, .there was 110   chance of such   im  event save in   the unlikely ease of a -combinedattack  by Germany and she Transvaal!   on the.Ilelagoa.' Bay-  territory.   . _Kvidenlty .those'' supplies/of  ordnance  were intended to !*e u*cd-io'repel   either irreguhir or,:  regular attack;* fr*:��m British terrttory/.  Thk citizens of Victoria are again trembling at the  prospect of a visitation of the .bubonic plague, now  ravaging China and the Hawaaian Islands, and once  more the edict has goneforth to clean.tip Chinatown.  But the failure of the j a mes^on: r*t id jweel uded.' the  possibility of further   irregttiar   attacks, so there remained   but   one- inference  .and, ilmt   was the-Boers  were then preparing to combat my regular delitxTafe  attack on the pari ofthe British Government.   "Wlnv  therefore,   did   the British   Government  permit  the  Transvaal to increase-its m'ilitarv   powers?    Xobodv/  in his   senses   thinks   of placing in   the  -hands of a  touchy   acquaintance a weapon   which.can   only lie  med against the giver.      To allow   the unrestricted'.  pnrcha.se of" warlike stores by   tht Transvaal at ."that  time   was an   act of suicidal" UAW, ' mu\ the   British  txo;��lc are   now paying the pctmky of their reject. ���  As tar back as   i$96. the   Transvaal   Government-  recommended   the   arming of the   burghers/-   M'r, '  Piet J"u.dx:ft,-.commandaut-geuerai of the forces of the'  Republic at that time, laid before the First YoJfcsraad  a report which has  considerable hearing   on theisuh*  ject on   which   we are   writing.      It . stated*that the  army of the   Transvaal burghers was "still (^r   from  satisfactory/'      General    Jonbert Untnd   that   at the  time of Jameson's <\n\U for   the Rand  one-third ofthe  burghers were without   lilies.     This of   course,  was  not a pleasant discovery lor the Commandant-Genera  General Jotibert stated that, as the   burghers had   no  specified periods of   military   traiuimr. clue   arrange-  rnents   had been made   by   the Government .for   the  holding of rifle meetings, for target   practice, and the  sum of /"3��'.xx.) was granted in support   of this object*  About 30   magazines   also   had    been established in  different    parts of   the   country,   and  though   their  management iu the past  \v(t    much to he desired, yet  it was believed that    the new    regulations which had  been   drawn up    would put them \u better   working  cier, aud   stop the leaking   of   ammunition   which  "1 '  'I  1  ...--t-r^*-^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  some contended had found its way to the Matabeles.  The Boers we re learning that they must not rely  solely on the rifle iua.uy war they shraid unfortunately  i>;eigir?l it. f )*/ iul ic:>r li. l'r'ly organized a  force of artillery. Its members were indeed the only  permaneutly-moblized force in the country. Besides  the foils at Pretoria, one was being erected at Rusten-  barg, and so the ostentatious work proceeded. The  lorcgoing shows that the Boeis, right under the eye of  the British Government,-have been preparing for the  present conflict. Moreover, the relief of Ladysmith  will o i:y \r: a small part of what will have to be  undergone before the end "is readied. Pretoria has  been strongly fortified and is in a position to offer  great :eastance to a i invading army.  Sir Chahlks Tuppkr, Bart., received a rousing  welcome, on his return t - Ottawa last Wednesday.  The aged statesman, in the course of his address,  referred to his visit to British Columbia and the probable SMs^c** of t he Conservative candidates at the next  Daminiou election.  Thk city and provincial authorities are to be. congratulated, on the precautions being taken to prevent  the introduction of smallpox into British Columbia.  With due observance of the Provincial Health Laws,  it is not likely that smallpox will cross the boundary  line, and it is the duty of every-citizen to assist the  authorities in the enforcement of these laws.  J&.��  Somk objections are likely to. be raised against the  proposal to place a pest tent on Block 49 in the event  of a visitation of smallpox. It has been found best in  other cities to completely isolate patients, which  would scarcely be the case in the use. of Block 49.  Thk death of George W. Steevens, theLondon  Dai y Mail correspondent at Ladysmith, will be  learned with d^p regret by the many readers of his  highly   interesting   correspondence throughout   the.  Empire.  Thk description in the London Daily News ofthe  Inn iai of Col, Wane! ope was the work of a Canadian,  Charles Lewis Shaw. It is the strongest word  picture produced in connection   with the present war.  T11 kir appetite aud the protests of farmers wh >  were laid tinder tribute nightly by that appetite, have  caused the destruction of the last hippopotamus  family in the Natal country. There were seven of  them parents and five dear young tilings of several  tons weight. They were living in Seacow Lake,  a coast lagoon near Durban, and they were protected  by the government until the protests ofthe planters  became too great. The great beasts used to wallow  out of the lagoon and tumble into the sugar plantations, where they held revelry until morning, leaving  a path of destruction behind them. So the government declared their lives forfeited, and there was a  swift and short hunt.    The huge bull who was nearly  60 years old, was the last to fall, and is being mounted  for the Durban museum. Not so long ago the  hippopotamus haunted the rivers of Cape Colony and  Natal, and " lake" cow bacon,"as the salted layer of  fat underlying.;the hide is called, was a favorite dish.  It is a wasteful feeder, trampling down and tearing  u{5 much/more than it consumes, and it prefers cultivated plants to wild vegetables. That has proved  its doom in Natal. The flesh, especially that of the  young calf, is excellent. The feet of the calf make a  fine stew, and the skin makes a good substitute for  turtle soup. The thick hide is useful tor many purposes, and makes formidable whips. Hippopotamus  ivory at one time was much used for artificial teeth.  The hippotamus lived on the Lower Nile in  the days of the great Pharaohs. A fresco in  the old temple of Edfu shews that it was harpooned  by the natives as it now by the Soudanese. Herodotus  descri!>ed t and Roman crowds stared at it in the days  of the empire.  During the debate on the Speech from the  Throne, Hon. Mr. Turner pointed out many of the  glaring inconsistencies of the Finance Minister, not  due. of which the tetter was able to explaiu.  Thk Kamloops Statulard has made the amende  honorahlr, and it is not probable the Government wiii  demand the presence of the editor of that paper at the  Bar ofthe House..''  No ONK envies Speaker Foster his office. His  rulings have been severely criticized and he no  longer retains the esteem of members of the House.  Thk annual report ofthe Merchants Bank of Halifax is of a most encouraging character, and demonstrates that that institution has secured its full  share of the general prosperity. It has opened  several new branches/ and its business appears to be  in a healthy condition, which is, after" all, the supreme  test of banking success ; and its transactions exhibit  a telling increase. The name is to be changed to  the Royal Bank of Canada, which probably augurs a  wider scope and a more national character.  In conferiug the title of honorary member on distinguished men, the Greenwood Typographical Union  should not have overlooked Lord R' berts and Lord  Kitchei er.  Thk Canadian Patriotic Fund is entitled to the encouragement and support of every resident of the.Dominion.  Paris newspapers are publishing stories about  Count Boni de Castellane and sneering allusions to  his trip to the United States, as having for its object  the securing of more Gould money to fill the hole  made by enormous losses in speculation. The  Goulds are paying dear for their tawdry matrimonial  mesalliance.  No news'from South Africa these days may be regarded bad news.  ���yv*  m  ^ 1  ������,:������:;; fi  ���A<-tef  *y���  **   ��� ���-n. ���rb���r     ���"������* "T     K���  8a__LE__3____i_y_  ? f  \  <i  j  H  ol  &  <n��  11  mm  tew  ��5r  f^lif  n  ii>i|  I  ii"  .  til  f  *F**j  hi  a  ft  EVENTS AND GOSSII  >  LEARNED scientists and philosophers have  t abandoned as hopeless the solution of the pro-  blera Some of them have attributed the phenomenon  to atavism��� the survival of the .; righting instinct  which valued the male infant as an embryo "scrapper"  in. the times when the chief end of man was to eviscerate his neighbor. Others have .attributed- it  with some show of justice to the ^iepoijdcra'-n<.e of  masculine vanity. Thev have surmised iearnedlv  and ponderously along other lines. But neither the  wise man nor the ordinary run of mankind have vet  agreed upon the reason why' the arrival ot.-.'little  Johnny in this vale �� I -tears should he hailed with  glad acclaim���why Ui* huher should strut around  like a turkey gobbler and hts mother elevate her chin  in conscious pride��� while the advent of little Johnny's sister is regarded with' tempered joy if not  positive indignation. By the way, this subject should.  afford an interesting subject for debate.  Inasmuch as this is what one may call the closed  season in handshakes/perhaps yoa haven't happened  to see the very latest thing in th n line. So f.u, it  has' -manifested. . iiv.df in only a few. sporadic cases  hereabout, and I think those few have all }>ti*n due  to a man who was at Victoria week Ik.fore last, and  came back familiar with all the. nct\ed t^auners of  really fashionable society.- The -high-in-air-hand-  shake, as of course you know, went out long a"o.  I am told that theatrical companies played it. in'one-  night stands last season, and you know what that  signifies. Last winter the people shook hands in the.  nearly normal way, 01 in the tromdeft-to right-pa.>s-  them along political -fashion This se,.ts<>;:. '<_ �� the  man who has been iu Victoria tells me. the ?>ro:.er  way of performing the ceremony of greeting in somewhat like this. The -challenging pnir, that rs 10  say, the person who offers the salute, lipids out ihe  hand at about the level of the waist, palm down.  The party ofthe second part grasps it, lifts it high in  air, bending over it as if he .were about to kiss it,  aud lets if go. There is no side movement, there is  no nir.t o< a sha^e. and the .operation is performed as  quickly as pc^ible. it is simply a jerk upward, and  the hand is released   hiph in air i<> n.! ,i���;Vi; :Vy    |KM  it can  Oi coorse.  ���!   <.  >n "t grace;:;/  o>r  j  ' is th-:  they do it at Victoria, and n you want to be really  carreer yon'ii ;k-c:o {.�� practice on p ;,,;, VvTV afu.:,  i ->o;i or to-morrow at the latest.  A .��  <v h<!th a    nhvMcian  \n .American gentleman who  and a fancier of h miing pigeons, lias found a real use  for the birds. As much of his practice is in the  outlying hamlets, h- supplies- his patients with  " homers" by mr-ius of wbi.;h h- receives reports of  their condition. With the growing interest taken \n  the breeding and training of this variety ,,f pi<-. 0!:s<  ingenuity    will   probably   'discover   other    practical,  everyday uses for the birds. Incidentally it may be  remarked that breeding to ensure strains with swift  and long flight capacity, and training at gradually  increasing distances are the avail's'relied upon by the  fancier to ensure success with ������.homers.*���' Unlike  other pigeons, these birds are' never accustomed to  provide for themselves, and they are thus in a manner  forced-to return to the cote at ''.'which they arc fed.  When novices they are given but short flights umkT  favorable conditions. It is found thai most'������ homers"  circle more or Jess ufwr liberation- lielore they strike  their course. .Their iligbt* are never made during  the hour* of darkness- and they' are'losior delayed  when overtaken by ^. These- facts appear- to  warrant the conclusion that the buds fly by-sight and  not, as-is here and there contended; by'instinct or by-  sense of direction- that -sixth sense which those' who  purkr the marvellous Hi a pimple explanation prtrtctid  to I)ave discovered.  Just how many person* arc buried alive-' will never  be known until resuirecttoii da>\ The titimber : h  probabiy greater than any - o��c would '.-suppose,' A  dispatch from Ha.s? St, Louis, . Mo,, tell* of u.U.t^  Hirth, who emerged from a- trance, -the other  mornuig, f< hod herself under prcces-s of !>eif.*g' em-  . bahiwd And inewted h��r the -grave,-'. - The discovery  of liic was- the rv%uU ol the* merest accident' and  asiotulucd ;hc undertaker. A movement .of an eve-  lid savcti the woman from death at the: hmuh of the  undertaker or from burial' alive. ���' That: ���uiormntr.  while her husband watched at her bedside at. the-  hospital -she gave a deep sieji and then seemed ip  breathe no more, -When the country physician  arrived he felt her-pulse aud'tntde other tests and  then pronounced her dead The couufrv under'  taker was then v,dkd and'shortly.- aftern^rd proceeded to embalm' the body- iii the dead' room. ��� Mrs, -  Hurtli was placed on the cooling, board.and the work  of preparing her for burial began..' The bedv was  cicaused and partially bleached-. On each eve a  weight'Was placed to hold down the lid*. Over the  face a white cloth, saturated with Mcichmg t'lutd.  Was spread. The undertaker heasd sonieftong fall.  When ready to remove the .bleaching cloth he noticed  that one of the weights had fallen off.- In replacing  it he -thought he detected a slight movement of the  eyelash. There was no heat of the pulse or'sign of  breath, however, so he set about preparing - his. instalments lor the injection' ofthe poisonous fluids  used in embalming. While Urns engaged he heard  aeother noise. Again tire weight had fallen. Again  he noticed a faint ��|uivcr of the eyelid. Then he  applied the most poweiinl test known to-undertakers  and v. as rewarded with a faint sign of life. l'Ic  summoned as%i��*taiice and the body was removed to a  b.-d in the hospital. The doctor was called mhI  restoratives applied. Gradually the woman came  out of her coma and was able to move her body.    She  :fef  ���JMs  W  1  S!S5W$i!!H^^  ifflMSSSmfflR^SW^  iK?6WSKSffl?li��WIS!fe^  _tf  atf^W t* * i  y%^m%^v^\i THE -NELSON ECONOMIST  &a  *&>  c    ��  -'���*���?  was ������ unable to-������discuss her experience, but made  signs to indicate that she was conscious of all that  had taken place. It is expected that she will regain  some of her strength and live for a while at least.  Dr. Conan Doyle got his first idea of his famous  detective, Sherlock Holmes, from an old professor of  medicine at the Edinburgh university. This man  would sit in the patients1 waiting room with a face  like a red Indian and diagnose the people as they  came in, even.-before they had opened their mouths.  lie would tell them their symptoms, aud he would  give them the details of their lives. "Gentlemen,"  he would say to the students standing about, "Tin  not quite cert tin whether this man is a cork cutter or  a slater. I observe �� slight calious or hardening on  one side of his forefinger and a little thickening on  the outside of his thumb. That is a sure sign that  he is either one or the other." His deductions wer  dramatic. '* Ah/* he would say to another man,  "vou are a soldier; a non-commissioned officer, and  you have served in Bermuda. Now, gentlemen,  how did 1 know that ? He came into the room without taking off his hat, as he would go into an ordinary  room. He was a soldier. A slightly authoritative  air, combined with his age, shows that he was a non-  com missioned officer. A rash on his forehead tells  me that he was in Bermuda and subject to a certain  rash known or.lv there.**���'  In waging war against vagrants; the police will  command the "regard and good-will of all well-disposed citizens. It sometimes happens that a man has  been unfortunate and unsuccessful in securing work,  iu which event it would 'be wrong to subject him to the further humiliation of arrest; but  there are altogether too many in this and other western cities who absolutely refuse to work and live on  the production of others. Some of these vagabonds  are scarcely entitled to be called men, for they resort  to methods- that place them outside the pale of- civilization. They could be more properly elassed as  vampires, and they contaminate all with whom they  come in contact. Blackmail is their--specialty,' but  they also resort to other vices that degrade them be-'  ueath the level of the brute creation, P. G.  The Scarlet Woman.  A rnmunee.     Bv   Joseph   Hockino.     With   full   page  illustrations by .Sidney (Jewell.     Paper, 75 cents ; cloth  $1.23.     Published   by    The   Copp/   Clark   Company,  Limited.    For sale by the Canada Drug and Book Co.,  NelHon.  The interpretation of the woman mentioned in the  seventeenth chapter ofthe Book of Revelation as  representing the Church, of Rome, while not having  been universally accepted, has nevertheless been the  common opinion amongst a great many Protestants.  Mr. Hocking has made the mystery which naturally  surrounds Roman Catholic institutions, and the idea  of secret and ever watchful power which is always  associated iu the Protestant mind with the name  Jesuit,   the groundwork   of an immensely   powerful  modern romance. It is a story of a young Englishman who undertakes to bring together two young  people who, although still devotedly attached to each  other,'are, on account of some mutual misunderstanding, preparing to take holy orders, the one as a  priest and the other as a nun. From the very out?.  set his purpose is suspected and his designs opposed  by a certain Father Ritzoom, a Jesuit priest of unusual shrewdness and great force of character; In  the determined struggle which follows, every move  increases the intensity of the interest. Lancaster's  original motive, the desire for the reconciliation of  his friends, is superseded by an; ardent determination  to secure the' liberty of a young nun with whom he  has fallen passionately in love, and the Jesuit's zeal  for his Order makes him an Indefatigable opponent,  whom the author does not hesitate to represent as  justifying the means by the end. The author  throughout exhibits a clear appreciation both ofthe  strength and the weakness ofthe Romanist system.  Ritualism, strange to say, is scarcely mentioned, save  in the following very significant dialogue between  Ritzoom and an Abbess :  ���������Then \ye must trust to reason and the grace of  God in converting England?"  " Yes, and to the Ritualists." replied Ritzoom.  " The Ritualists ?"  14 Yes, we owe nine-tenths of the conversions to  Rome to the Ritualists. They are the John the Baptists of our cause.     Without them, we could do noth-  .-,,...���-  The Lost Heir.  A Novel. By G. A/HENTY.- With, full' page illustrations by Ernest Prater. (Published by The Copp, Clark  Co.,  Limited,   Toronto.     Price,   paper,-75 cts. ;   cloth,  $1.25.)   For side by the Canada Drug & Baak Co., Nelson.  In addition to the three historical tales   which Mr.  Henty   manages   to .write   every year   for his   boy  readers, his prodigious capacity for work enables him  occasionally  to do   something for   grown people   as  well.     " The   Lost   Heir" is his   last effort in   this  direction, audit  describes some very clever amateur  detective work in connection   with the search   for an  abducted child.    In this war of wits the author, with  very good effect, introduces a decidedly novel weapon  in the ability of two young ladies, one  of whom   was  permanently and the other temporarily deaf, |o under -  stand,   even    from   quite   a    distance,    what    any  person was saying, by  merely watching   the  movement     of     the     lips.     Their   possession   of   this  unique power not being known to those acquainted  with them it was often used with very startling effect,  and forms the basis of a   clever plot.      Mr.   Henty-'s  didactic tendencies appear but   little in this story, except in a si ght diversion in which one of the leading  characters spends some time   among the native tribes  of Africa, and there becomes acquainted with a strange  kind of poison used by the native witch   doctors, but  unknown to the   British Pharmacopoeia, and    which  he afterwards makes use of to the bewilderment ofthe  British medical profession.  :I1  "I'-ftm  mm  ���..TSftfeMI  fMMM  V  i  m  m  HPi  III  w ;.<  ',  ���Vi  \  m  i  i  '.li   ���:������!���  ���!  t  V-.-S ' i  ^ -.'���  I  Ii  ;]  1.1?.:  Sj'tO.''    ���  P ' ' '  S*  K--i ^  s-r  8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Old Times.  There are no days like the good old days���  The days when we were youthful!  When human kind were pure of mi ml  And speech and deeds were truthful;  Before a love for sordid gold  Became man's ruling -paaafion,-  And before each dame and maid become  Slaves to the tyrant Fashion !  There are no girls like the good old girls���.  Against the world Pd stake 'em !  As buxom and smart and clean of heart  As the Lord knew how to make 'em !  They were rich in spirit and common sense  A piety all-supportin ,*  They could bake and brew, and had taught school ��o*>,  And thev made the liktdie*t-courtiu'!'  There are no boys like the -good old boy*���  \'When-we were'boya together!  When the grass was sweet to the brown hare feet,  That dimpled the laughing heather���;''  When the peweeming to the summer dawn  Of the- bee in the willowlv clover,  Or down by the mill the whip*ptK>r-wHI  Echoed benight song over.  There is no love like the good old love���  The love that mother gave u* l  We are old, old men, yet we pine agiun  ��� For that precious grace���God save us !  Bo we dream and dream of the good n.ld time.*,  And our hearts grow tenderer, fonder,  good,  rifle shots, a class of men to be found   in large  numbers in   the western   portions of the Dominion  The force will, it is understood, he augmented by too'  men   profered   for service in   the   Transvaal   by the  British Columbia legislature.     So that  Canada will  send a third   contribution   of the very .'best'- class of  soldiers; to accomplish the work needed to be doweW  subduing the Boers.   Lord Stracthcona has challenged  the   admiration and earned   the   gratitude of even  Canadian patriot for his splendid offer,   and the men  who may be  priv leged to serve  in   the Stratehcona  Horse will, we are confident, appreciate the   distinction and reflect honor upon Canada  As those dear old dream* bring *��oothihg glwth  ���Of heaven away off .yonder.  �����**  Chinese Proverbs.  Man is made sharp by uiau : 'n��*v**r al**io%  As knives that cut art* sdiar.]>ened'on the <*p*n< .  If you your children's benefit d��*>irc,.  Keep them not always filled and by the tire.  Uncivil to a great man one may U%  But not to one of mean or small d**j*-r��v.  Cheap gift** to Buddha you may brir.g.     At   lca.*i  'Tta'safe.enough, inir*t you bribe the priest.  As men ��eek shade under a tall tret*'* bough*,  So are we harboured in our home and hmf.��c.  We gladly greet new  friends, unknown;   untried  And throw, far them, our better oiic-* a*��idr.  Higher than eye can reach, or hca-vtm Is M$*h,  I h man's denl re, v\ h i eI i 1 ea j��* a bo v.e  I h ����� ?* k v.  How easy on a distant pilgrimage  For one in prayers aud itiivu^ p, eneae/r..  But masquerading t��y noun* lofty i\<mu>  Is lews than showing k indues rirarer Inane.  CURRENT COMMENT  A Third Contingent.  (Ottawa Citizen)  The offer of Lord Strathcona to equip and maintain  a force of 400 mounted men for service in South Africa  during the war has been accepted by the government,  and steps will he taken at once to recruit the force in  Manitoba, the Territories and British Columbia. it  will be composed exclusively of expert   horsemen and  Tliia.'ia. a Straight tip.  ' ��� '��� '   <Mi*mHtMn Tlt.u����,) ���  Herbert thc'Villc Marie kink  official  arrest; in-, Montreal, ��as a patron-'of the  The keeper.of one of these placet-swears  $125,000 in a year "bucking the tt$r  * * -f  now under  shops.  Mrft lo.it  in. Ids resort.  Bucket shop and horse'race' gambling''' send, many 3  youth to the penitentiary, No ���man who plays .cither  should l>e retained a day in a position of trust,  ���#w��'��w��iiw*maM*''..".  Joes FalaeStep. ,  ' i[Oreeuwm^i.'Jkfiii^r>-' '  'Where-Joe Martin fell  d0wu..'w4*ttt accepting   \m  ���services of James Duu*tmtir in going- from Vancouver  to Victoria -by s ccial boat and train ,: in order to lake  part in the owning ofthe   House,  '.' Had he   waited  and   gone   oyer on the-   Inlander in the regular way,  he would, in all probability, have hftd'the' support 6*  MaePhersou.   of.   Vancouver, and. the.. M'mnathv   at  least,   of. a large element  of 'the  la hot party,     Oae  account of his apparent alliance- with the Dun^amirs,  whose name is an   abhorrence to the hbor   piirty. he  -has  lost   MacPhemou, and   has estranged -the labor  organisations..     Martin's fault m a' politician ;has always   been his   prccioitancv ;'   and- bv another .too  quick step he has lost his fast opportunity in Ii C/ ��� ���.  The Limestone's Citv'a Best./ '  (CfumdhioFreeomtn)  In no city in Canada is there more activity and en*'  UmsUsm lwing displayed in connection, with enlisting -  for service in defence of- the mother country   than iff  Kingston.      We will send at lea;;! a dozen town boys  with the second contingent and it is safe to say there  will I>e no better soldiers on'the South African battle-..  fields than the boys we have scut and are   now send  ing from here.      May they return to their homes and  friends without a scar and well laden with   honors as  a reward for braver v.  A Wist Suggestion.  IB. <\ !U*vUnv, 1'a.Hidon, Hug-,}  The formal opening of'the railway into the Boundary  district was accompanied   bvsrreat   festivities.     The  * *     *i��  railway company organized an excursion among the  business men of British Columbia, who were given  an oppoitunity of seeing the new territory and new  towns.   Whvdoes not the business man of London take  :w  i"  ��� -nia T T*  1    n! THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ft  ���/���-  ��� ��  <  an excursion to B/C; occasionally? He could enjoy  the climate and scenery of Switzerland, surpassed a  thousand times, and there would be added the charm  of novelty and the keen delight of watching new  industrial conditions. It is wonderful to many how  the man of affairs can stand the ordinary routine of  touring on the continent of Europe. A six weeks*  tour on the. Pacific coast, in addition to the pleasure  of travel, would show him nature's matrix for the  moulding of an industrial empire, something he could  well appreciate and -appraise, and of fascinating in-  teresl..  the Legislature down to the lowest level that could  possibly be reached. The policy now being pursued  by the Government must hurt British Columbia  seriously, both at home an abroad.  They Are Dumb.  '.-{Vancouver-.World.).  While, the Opposition batteries are hurling shot and  sheii i uo the Government ranks the political guerillas  slink a a av into the cover and hide themselves. Thev  are voiceless, speechless, unable to defend their  maladministration and in their cowardice bearing out  the re nit ttion of being useful for nothing else except  t> hang car to their jobs and the salaries attached  thereto. Speaker after speaker attacks their position  and they sit like automatoms in their seats and, to  use a common expression, take their medicine, The  exhibition is a painful one and must disgust the  electorate of the Province who expected tint the  Government would define their'.(position and defend,  if they could, their gross mismanagement of the  public interests.      It is a pitiable spectacle and brings  Absent-Minded Beggars.  (Victoria Colonist.)  If ever there was in public lifea set of absent-  minded beggars in a political sense, it is to be found  in the executive council chamber of this province;  and the proof of it is the speech from the throne at  the opening of the legislature. The more that document is discussed by the opposition the more paltry  it seems. The -framefsof.it. appear to have forgotten everything about which the people are thinking/ and it will be neccessary for the members on the  other side of the house to initiate legislation which  the interests ofthe province demand. They have  not attempted to fulfill the promise of their own  platform They have completely disregarded the  pressing nature of the issue raised in the mining  districts. They have forgot ton th;it the cry of the  province is for -iuternal improvements; It is the  invariable custom for the mover and   seconder of the  .- * ��� ' ���/���'��� ���  address in reply to indicate the lines upon which the  government proposes to lead the legislation ofthe  the session. The gentlemen who discharged this  duty at the present session made very excellent  speeches, but they cast no light upon what may be  expected in this regard/except to amplify a little the  r,  Lace Curtains  from Si.oo  per pair  up  FRED IRVINE & CO.  36 Baker Street  Free Hem ing  Table Cloths,  ? I Sheet, Pillow  Cases, Etc.  ANNUAL  JANUARY  Wbitewear, Linens, cottons, tic.  A I   ET  f%li Em  COMMENCING   MONDAY,  JANUARY   21  Having received our complete stock of Ladies' and Children's Wbitewear, Table Linens, Sheetings, Toweling, Carpets Floor Oil Cloths, etc. we are in a position to. offer at extremely low prices  these lines. 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The Boersare inordinately fond of  dancing/    On'  the smallest  pretext,   or none   at all, they . organize  what they call a ** dance-ball- party.*'     On the:after-  noon|of the. prearranged day the " meisjes".'or misses.  and the young men roll up from all the   surrounding  farms, from a distance, maybe, of thirty miles.    Thev  come in  Cape   carts, in   dilapidated   "spiders/* on  horseback and in ox   wagons.     The living   room o  the host has been carefully cleared of its never super-  abundant furniture, a few wooden-forms or planks on  empty gin cases, put round the sides, and a couple'of  reflecting parafine lamps hung on.the walls.  The dancing   begins at 5   in the afternoon   to the  music   of a   concertina   played by   a-"Cape   bov/*  which   is to sty a -.'half-colored man.    vv*rv ���  appears in his ordinary dress/  uncduth. untidy a, ]  slouchy   in the   extreme.     The  women   aluiosUu  variably   wear black,   and perhaps, a   bit of colored  ��� nhiK-m.     Tht men are hi' corduroys or cheap tweeds  olten wearing   their ����� smasher * -hats   and   sho<) in  .; heavy *-veldtsclMijcu.s�� o" boots.;   -���  .; - No -square1' dances arcperlormed, but one dance  is.likennoiher-a slow, jnmpy, ��� heavy,   "monotonous  . whirl, something between an elephantine waltz/and 1  ciitul*rsotne p^lka.      The girls.^metimes place'sheir  two hands on their' partner's shoulders'   mu\ the -men -  -clasp the girlsf waists, wtth-their twohands.  After a tew hours of serious' jumping about, the  room has-.to be cleared, for, the; floor Wng of earth, a '  terrible dost is .knocked up, mid, as; the doors" and  windows are invariably closed, the atmosphere be-  comes thick- a ith float in** cloud*'' of dust.' Everyone '  goes out into theaioepand- is.- refreshed by -dop  (Boer brandy'/ lemonade, , cookies (cakes), mui  sweets, " .  - In the meantime the rmm: h *wept; and'-sometines :  a calabash  of bullock's blood is, brought  m' with '.  which the floor is smeared by the natives..  From ttme't"> time���say, every two or three hours' -  this is repeated, so that   intervals of  dancing, dusty  cloudiness, refreshment* on 'the veranda and smear-'  tngjd the AW succeed one another periodically,  fhis sort of thing got* on till -about $ in the m  morn-  STARTLERS  in pjtiCKHor  Wall Paper  V  Burns & Co  #  ��� AT-  Thomson's   Book  Store.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Drummer Mineral Claim. *ittuu<- hi thr  Nel��onMinlnip'I)lvi#ilon *>f \\V>| K<*a<mtv  District. ���    ��� ��� .  Wh<*re located: On *rr-*t��rrlv nUttx* of nnd  near the h��.*H<lw'HU>r* of Kovor Cre*-k  Takeriotk-*- that I.John M"t_i"tolu>  1" f. h  of tin; Uty nf NV{*or>, act ins; n* njcMU- Tor   !{��.��,!  iTWiHY��mii'*'  KnZ   Miner'*  <Vrrtln>,,p.  So. H  U^U, lirnjamln h. Huthr, Vre*-   Miner-* ivr  timatr No.   2��.��10   A,   OI|v<-   B.   .,"nJs    y,^.  Miner K(Vrt.lrirat4. So. 21.W* A- And T!,.,,, ,,h  lv. Jon��"N, }��� ni-Mirnr'n <*4-rtUir;(}<- \,, ���.��. s*~.  * '  intend, Kixty day*  fn,m   U)<��  <hih* h/p-V//    o\  apply to (he Mining lUv^U-r for a r.-nm/io.  of improvement*. h��rth��- purn'^fof ,a,rN on/w-  a Crown Omni of tin- alnnc Hufni ���**�������������*-  And   further tak- ��.,iir,,ha, nrtmn. ���,���...,.  Keruon.JomiM h{MVinii,|,.,ln.(j h��-f��,r,. .j,,. ��. ���..  am'** or M,,-h eerUhVat,. of hnpr*,v.-.,m:nl*      "  Oated ih.iHM'��*ond day of Oi-n*h.-r, jv^' '  ��� .Juji.v M< Lak u f i.,  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Balmoral   Mineral   CImimi.   ^n.r.f,-   ,/   . 4  i.iStrirt.       *'"K   ,il>f~i"IJ   "���   >V'^f   K.M<n-i��M>  WiHrreLorat,/   :    on tIm-flail .Mim-, Wa-��,���  Take ijoU.m. ijiat   j( ,hihn  m/i^o-i,.,.   .,,.,  mi?itK ti|?eiu for K. W. (;i,v,r>,f,v Vv .  \1 in  r  ��>rtln��it��    No. 2JJK1   a, K. j.' m ,'r^, /  Miner�� l>rtU����'at^   No.  -j] T��'.'   v    -.n./il/  Meegan. FrcM.-  Mln*-^ * v-rU/h-Tuirs-;1/'/, /."fVr  intend, Hixly day�� fn,m ihf dan* fM-r.i.7f '.".',  Ply n> On. Mining K<>rord��-r h,r a i vm, J. t'?*? ,';  Improv��rMi.��nt>.rv,r the  |.��r|^,. 0�� of^uim,'  a < row/* f.rant. ���>nin�� ah��n��, <d!��lni "Ml^-  And  further ?,a{;<< noii.r that uriino    ,mfi,.r  M-cOon .17, nniKl   ho   ronwu-im-d   h,<./r,.  {j1(.  $>suanre m MH-h rorlf/h-a^ or  imp,ove��n.-nf.  DuU'U Lltlis lo!j] dav of S��-j>!<'!ah��'!-   l*<r>j  JOHX MrLATfUfK.  WHOLKSAtI; AND RETAIL  Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE:' Nelson, U. C.  .    BRANCHIiS.AT    .  05SLANII  TI?AU.  T'MMIII: rotfKS  st,o���A^arv  .!>'�� m>t forget we have the-  I'est StfK'k in the Knot cony.  Also a full line of  Shelf and Heavy Hardware  We invite a  comparison of prices.  'ancouye  df  >onn��.t  what  Htr  pun-  Hrni--��,  <���  i   .   ���.  ;;;��;������-.'M,,,,,.,, ,,1, y,,���',',;;;,,,!,; ;^;-;^;  up- Htmofnh.'fy tli��*  ��"f*�� \������I*-�����-"������I  r -  " /"FW.J���. .HM��(.T  M^.^ .v.'l.^^r .��� .    ".Ml  v^.    ^    ^.^ *  i^.^. -*i .t rf'w "y^...". ��� "���";��-..  ^^m icnnnf *^  .;. w   n    i,i THE NELSON ECONOMIST  11  ing, when everyone gets a bit sleepy. A general  adjournment takes place, the women collect in the  side room and snatch a few hours' sleep, and the  men lie down in the wagon house or under their carts  on the veldTtb smoke and rest.  At about noon,' after a hearty meal, they begin  dancing again until late in the afternoon. At last  they go home after a!>out four hours of it, and scatter  oyer the veldt to their far distant homes.  The Man and His Work.  (Amprior \V��n hnmn.)  iu this issue is published an excellent cut of Mr.  MeLeod Stewnrt, the . e \/rgetic promoter of the  Georgian Bay ship-canal. To think of the proposed  canal is to think of Mr. Stewart, as he has so closely  identified himself with the great Work. McLeod  Stewart's name is a household word in Am prior,  and, as the construct ion of the canal means so much  to the town, the greatest of interest is manifested in  the speedy advancement of the -project, to which he  has devoted the best years of his iife. More power  to his elbow,-says the Watchman, and may his worthy  efforts soon be rewarded;  Grcenway's Legacy.  irf���udit*m 8pc��.'tut��>r.)  Hugh John having   investigated the   condition of  affairs as they were left by Green way finds a deficit of  not less than $200,000���a considerable sum���in  Manitoba finances. What will Whitney find when  he gets a chance at the records of the Ontario government?  Not Obstructive.  (Woodstock Times.)  The opposition program at the coming session of  the Dominion parliament will not be obstructive, but  it is likely to interfere decidedly with any scheme for  a short and easy sesion, the government may entertain.  Pomologists ?  (Gait Reporter.)  Gait happens to own a Mark Mundy, shoe merchant, and he's a good one. Talking about names,  not long ago New Hamburg boasted of a mercantile  establishment owned by Messrs, Appel, Bean and  Plum.  Must Have Visited Nelsou.  (Chicago Tribune)  It was the little city maiden's first view of the  mountains.  " Whv, mamma!" she exclaimed, in wonder,  11 thev must be nearly fifty stories high.!'  ���  i  t  t  ���  ������������������������^���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^������������^������������������������������#4###^  ~i  PLACE YOUR ORDER  With us, for now is the time.  We have the largest supply of Groceries,  Crockery, Etc., in Nelson.  USELESS    T  MENTION    PRICES  �����... ).)���  IKaaKWESKUE*-  r    _  -  1  ���  as we defy competition.  PIGS FEET, lrjtikmsani  JUST IN TO-DAY:  SALMON BELLIES  NJfl   No-l  I^C\J�� Labrador^.  Sockeye, in kits  *   Very fine.  Soecia! Attention to Mail Orders.  K*  >w  ��*  fl  #  .!���*-  -T.MrwU\  .Ei  WmF&s&mBBmm8&sfflg&  Jl  t��MX  ~F1  i3wS����M i-  t  *  rf  THE RED MIT  f fi,  i  s .<  }/  ���; *  n  1  J-  i:^  $ m  C^HARLEV HAWSAR' and   Ed   Greeniees were  '   two as strapping miners as one would want  to  see and   they had   been tiliicums   for  the   past five  years.      They had been chums, with emphasis on the  word had, because  just  now   they   had   quarreled,  What was the cause of the   trouble it would be hard  to say.    Some fancied rivalry over a girl that neither  of them cared two straws about; an'idea in Charley's-  head   that Greeniees   was tryiug to do him up in   a  mining deal���a similar   idea on Kd   Greeniees" part,  and   the end of it   was that neither of the men   had  spoken   to  one   another  for   some   weeks.   When  there were fifteen or sixteen together in   the camp it  did   not matter   so much, but   when, as   afterwards  happened, the number dwindled down to   four, it became unpleasant, aud the climax   was reached when  on   Christmas day the   two   men found   themselves  alone together/   The others had betaken themselves  to a neighboring town to celebrate the season.  A very tin-Christ mas like shack wasthii in which  the two men were. it was built of huge logs, with  the crevices between them filled up with  plaster, sticks, stones and   anything   that could stop  up a hole. The beds were mere bunks, the tables'  and chairs were made of rough boards���the only relieving feature was the bright pictures taken from  English and American papers.and which'were'tacked  upon the wall��� thumbed novels were on the table,  not very tar from a bottle of Scotch whiskey.  "Christmas Day/" groaned Hawsar/as he stirred  about at nine-o'clock in the morning. He looked .  over 'at. Greeniees. arid was going to rouse him with  a shout, but stopped when he remembered that he  and lid Greeniees were not friendly. " Blamed if J  remember what the trouble was about, but f won't be  the first to make it up/V Uttering this Christian  sentiment, he proceeded-to. make- a fire, put on some  water and in a lew minutes had provided himself  with a substantial, if not elaborate, breakfast of bacon  and beau's.washed down with hot coffee.  Kd   still slept: and Charley   was glad of.. it    To  spend the morning with an old friend  with whom  was not on speaking terms would have been far from  pleasant, and-lighting a pipe he. concluded .'he would  go up the mountain and have, a look at '.the-tunnel  they   had   been working  ;\L     tiot   that there was  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Yakima   Mineral    Claim,   ��Uuat��   In   the  Xelson  Mining Division   or West Kootcmsy  District,  Where located : On Sandy Creek, adjoining  Tough Nut Mineral Claim.  Take notiee that I, Joins MeUiteble. P.L.H.,  of the 'city of Kel.v)n.'��cUnij a* ajjenl for  Cofumbu* M. Parker. Free Miner"* Onlfb-  c Ue No. 2h^S A. intend. ��d.vty day* from th**  date hereof, to apply {*j|)h: Mining Recorder  for a Cert J-liaUeoflm movements, for the \ntr-  |K>^- of ohuuniwg a .Crown Grant of th*" above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under  w-X'tlon -{7, mn��d he commenced before the  issuance of Jtueh Certificate of Improvement*.  Dtted this !*ith flay of i h��u>bcr. A,. .1). 1HW,.  John MrLvr* tm:  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMERTS.  ������Kant Knd," "SunnyM.de" and "Badger"  Mineral CI alms, situate In the N<d*M.m Mining:  Division of WcM KoonTniy l>Htrj'-t.  Wh*��re located :   On Tosui Vlf.wut.ani, euM of '  and near the'Minr/'y Bear'CI Ota, I  Take notice that I, A.S F.irwcit, aa*nt for :  K. J. Palmer, No. M��,<N'�� A. u.~ to tw<ethircl��. '  and J. If. Wright. No. ��1/112. A. ha to unct.hi.rd ���'  undivided Intcre-t in said claim*.Intend, sixty I  days from the date hereof, Jo amdv to the ;  Mining Recorder for Certfficities or fm.nrovc-  mentM, for .he purpose of obtaining Crown |  Grant x of the above claims. j  And further take notice that action, und'-r  Keetion 37. must he commenced before Hh-  i.smmnec of *neh < "crtifh nt<-H oflmpruwunmr*.  Dated thi* Itfih-dnv of October l*Z*t.  S*H(M��9 * A.ri, Kaiovki.j..  ^,��i(*^.';i*��)v.w,-.v,%i'��-  Osier & Ciurd.  Mines and Real Estate  Baker Street  ��� ..Over...  Hmnk of Us Was  Melton, EK, C.  cL  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Op. Co istom House, Nelson  CLUB HOTEL  Corner Stanley and SlliciiSu*.  R.ATE5; $t per day and ��p.  Schooner Beer. io c��n8s  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS. I  A*h, Lad> A leTflf��"!>, DHv  FrueUon,.   Msnt��>|  Frn<\ h��n iin��! Had do Frarf ion M (D^fith'lrtlnii. i  situate S fi th��-N'*d������n Mining I >i vUi����n "f Writ  K<H,|ciji'ty District  Wltrfi' Un. nl*d :    on Morning M nuiiOtln..        ,  Take notice that I. h��hn  Mef.{��trhl��\   V i,H t \  of Wbon. aet im; a* .��^'Ut for f!��'rhcft    I*. WiJ  j  Duvld T. Mow-Hi,   !-'rec Mire*r'�� C-^rfifi'-ate No, \ .-  21,71* A, and   Malcolm   Mechlin  K((r Mfnrr'Ji ]   ,        ..     ��� ���/  ('���rtifh-afe   No   B   11 ,��*!!.   Intend,   %\\\y    da > �� J V 'attlll V ( ��rOCeriCS  from th-e flate h��*reo-f, to anjdy   to  ihe   Mlninifj  fb(*ord!'r   for i >rlUica*�� ����� of  1 fo\n uviih'!i!��, \  ffirt.be j��urj>o*K-of ul^aittlngCrnwa Orant**of  the .'tboVe rlaifnv  Ami further tafee i.\o\lrv thai �������! h��n, UJHlef  ���*ee(.lon. ."f7. muM, be conuneueed l.-cfore flu'  iH^Uartee of Ml eh < 'ert ifh.vfil<e of  I[f)|ir'>Vr'ij'*i(^,  l^iU'd IhUlith day of October, A. D. lMffl[i.  Je��H*��   MefyAT�� IHK.  THE HALL STREET GROCEI  ^} if  Near Pimlr iloicl. Vietfirot Mro-[ Nr  *<���-()  Every Line Fresh  Fruit in Season.  r  corner Baker ami Ward ?dreef?*, wilt ret  prompt attt-ntiof^   Telephone *C��.  ��  m^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  13  JF  mas  anything to do there, but he wanted to be out in the  air, and although by no means sentimental, dim  notions.of the appropriate feelings for Christmas day  floated through his mind.  Meantime, scarcely had Charley Hawsar left the  cabin- than Ed woke up. He had a watch hanging  up beside him and a glance at it showed him that it  wa-J late, so he jumped up hastily and saw to his  great satisfaction that a fire was burning and there  was plenty of hot water. A Christmas paper with  corneous illustrations lay on the table, and he too,  like Hawsar, felt that he was out of gear with the  season. He thought of Hawsar and their miserable  differences over nothing,' but, like Hawsar also, he  decided he would not be the first to make itup. The  bacon was frying merrily in the pan, the water boiling  and Ed was preparing to sit down to his breakfast,  when all of a sudden a sound fell on his ears that he  knew only too well ���a steady roar, while a violent wind  blew about him. The cabin rocked, an avalanche of  snow filled up the space of the cabin to within a few  feet of where he was standing and knocked the stove  over as if it had been a plaything. In a fraction of  a second the dreaded snow slide had come, leaving  these consequences in its track, but Ed was too much  rejoiced to find himself alive to feel much hurt over  the treatment of his breakfast.  He began to swear vigorously and probably would  have stayed where he was and righted the stove when  a thought struck him that startled him even more  than the snow slide���where was Charley? .���-=���.  With a bound he clambered through a window  that was the most available exit, was past the cabin  and was picking his way over the snow, which was  nearly as hard as an ordinary road, and all the time  he shouted Charley's name. Not a sound |n reply,  yet-Ed-was sure that Charley was somewhere? about.  He was gazing around almost in desperation when he  West Kootenay B  Co  *. i  Whoie**Ue Alid RetAtt  Dealer* in  i !  f      \  i    !  Camps supplied on shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mailorders receive careful  attention, .  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  E. C. TRAVES, Manager  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Summit. Band M. Buckhorn and LliHe  Fraction Mineral C aims,situate in the Nelson  Minlnu Divlshm of West Kootenay -District.  Where located: On the north fork of wild  Hor-cCreek, near the headwaters thereof.  Take notice that I, John MeDatchle, 1M..S.,  <d the citv of Nolsnn.acting mh a��vnt fori ho  Summit 'Ymir Mining Company. Limited,  Free Miners* Cert i flea te No, U.2tt.t��or>. intend.  tlxi \- ��lavs from thedate hereof, toupply to the  Min'ine. Recorder for Certificates of imnrove-  nirnis, for the purpose of obtaining Crown  ' oau Is of flic above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section H7, mnKt he commenced before the .Issuance of such Certitleate of Improvement.  Dated this eighteenth day ofDecember, 1MR).  John McIiATOIik.  !   '  Fine Watches ��  Specialty  if    u��  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  JOB DEPARTMENT  Prints Everything  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  Visiting Cards  Menu Cards  Receipts  At  PRICES  COMPLETELY  >^B_y ^g~ �� ^ ������-���  ORDERS ��V MML RECEIVE PROMPT  ��� Q  rs&p&marwtm^  UfiRtirifflR.*^^  \m  c|g_j|y '*'  1A  ft  rt  *h  ill  iff  t  tl  t  ��  '*  mi  ���m  s>  m  R-l  m  Ih#  i#  *  11  '.'r  1"  5  J  i i  :  14  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  thought he saw something on the ground.     It waved  a little as a tuft of grass would in  the air.     Ed sped  towards it with a wild hope.     Then   he saw what it  was��� it was   a hand  clad in a red mit#   that he had  often seen Charley Hawsar wear.     With a shout   oj  joy he sprang   forward, tore   with his hands at the  hard snow and soon had. Charley's mouth uncovered.  Indeed, every moment was precious, for poor Charley  was nearly suffocated, but  with his   mouth  free and  the pressure on his shoulders   aud meek lessened   he  was able to breathe.    Then  back   to the cabin went  Ed and found a pick and by diligent working   he recovered Charley more dead than alive and half carried  him to the shack.     hi an hour's time   he was able  to   take a   drink aud tell his story.     The slide   had  caught  him   near the mouth   of the tunnel   he was  making for and it'carried him down about a hundred  yards.  He thouf ht all was up with him, but managed  to get an arm loose and wave his ted .rait.  "It was the red'mil that saved you, .old boy,'* said  Ed with a catch in his throat, and Charley agreed;  '* 1*11 never wear anything else while there's a snow'  slide hanging round the neighborhood/'  There wasjather an awkward silence for a minute  or   two,   and   then  Charley's   hand involuntaril!  grasped the whiskey bottle and poured out a draught  He gazed   solemnly at Ed   for a   minute,   raised hi  glass and said: *      L  #t Here's looking at you." And Ed went through  the satne^-performance. Indeed/1 would not like to  tell iu a'temperance community how often they kept'  it up. ^ That is the only way they ever made L  their difference*, lint the fact is, the next motimw  they forgot that they had ever quarreled. B  ^,^Hi*"^-sW*��>^��i*WWl��WW.   Ur-M '"itWtMMW.irW*!**-*-  Our Soldier Boy* For Africa.  Canada has 'been kept- well   posted in the  mo^e  menu   of the   first   Canadian  contingent  to Sotuli  Africa./by the excellent  cable news   service of t%  ".family. Ihw.M'tiurW'.ktyStori" u  will be interesting to. know that:!he. Family If-mW  have completed arrangements to have another special  correspondent to report" the doings of the second coa  tingeriu Tne war- n*w* .service.-..��� of.the *Famtif  Herald and \ Witty Biar* is superior ib.'fctty f*ap*r on  the American- cxmih <*>it�� aiid.see.Qia to be appreciated-  as it is $aid twenty-fire thousand new, -sub^ribers:'  have bee * added during thejmst two' months.  \- JVyi*iMlU(il*HI< T *.-J��IKt��v-l  CANADIAN o  -'Pacific Ky.  "��   S00 LINE  Nelson  Mill  IWMiU >m -t*,r:-il^^ 4  EAST AND WEST  The  Direct   Route from Kootenay   CVnintry  to All I'ointK.  FIRST-CUSS SLEEPERS  Oh All Train* from  REVELSTOKE AND KOOTENAY LOG  TOURIST CAE8 |xuw Medicine I ha daily (*>r .-'  St. Paul, B-unaayn ami .Wt��dne��<layK for To* ;  ronto,'Fridayhfof Montreal and iio*.i.*��n. S<onc ���  ear* imm Hevelsloke one day-earlier..  CONNECTIONS  To and from Ronton, tl��**ednnd���  H.OOex Bun, Lv.. ,N'E5_HON,. .Ar. ex. Hun. 11. <a I  l$,W dally LV. NKLHO'X.: .    A r. daily __.io .  Morning train crmneetaforail point* in  BOUNDARY COUNTRY  EvenIng train connects to and  from   Main  Line and   Points   North, and   (exempt   Sun  day<��>  from all Point* in   Boundary Country.  KOQTEWAY RIVER ROUTE  Dailv Str Moyie -Dailv'  21.00 Lv .   .. NELSON A r. J7.i!��  Okuk'.cLh   Kootenay   Landing; with  (Yo',v'..��.  Nest Branch train*.  Doors, Sashes and Turned Work  Brackets and Office Fittings  Satisfaction Guaranteed/  Prices Reasonabf  COMilANDf��N0' ATTENTION  is  simply a. matter of being'  well dressed.  Those who wear garments..  cut and tailored bv us will re-  ceivc all j)ie attention' a 'wed  ���dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits of - Harris  Homespuns are marvels'-oi  good quality? good, style and.  good workmaship*. '^ie  value i* great.  ��  8  It*  tit  KOOTENAY LAKE~~KaSLO ROUTE.  Ex. Htm,  16.00 Lv..  Sir. Kokanee  ...NELSON  Ex. Htm  A i. H M  prmr  $i*l*.m, ii. ��*,  * �� ��� * I V  !.0  JO  Saturdays to Armenia, and return, leaving   fo  ��  SANDON AND SLOCAM POINTS. " *��  9.00. ax Bun. Lv .  .NBI^ON   Af. ex. Sun. 14.40  4 HOURS IKm Ifl wksuiio} HOURS 4 i  For mum   and   full   information   addrc** , j��  nearest local agent, or J^  C. E. B��@��!��y, r'ity PaKKei'igcr  A^ent.  R. W. Dr��W,lAgen!, Nelson.  W. f. AiKforgon, E. J. Coyl��,  Trav. Pom, Agent, A_. fi. l.\ Agent,    ,- \o  rrrsTnvrsrvrv^^ tnmnmvrn vtvrttTrtWrt'  umocr,  Shingles.  Orders   Promptly   Filled  Satisfaction   Given.  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