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Array vy  THE NELSONECO NOMIST  VOL. II.  NELSON, B. C. WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 1899.  Nq.^* '  7  THE NELSON ECONOMIST, is issued every Wednesday  at the City of Nelson, B. C, by D. M. Cqrley. Subscription : $2.00 per annum ; if paid in advance, $1.50.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited. Only articles of merit will be advertised in,  these columns, and the interests of readers will be care-  , fully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless  articles.  It is no idle boast to say, that the celebration of  Dominion Day in Nelson far surpassed anything of  the kind that has ever taken phice in the Kootenay,  and equal to anything in the whole Province of.  British Columbia. The weather was all that could  be desired, and the arrangements were beyond criticism. Where there were so many attractive feature?,  it would be difficult to single any one event as entitled to special commendation. The trades proces-r  sion was a revelation to visitors in the way of  demonstrating our claim to commercial and industrial supremacy.^ The singing.of " The Maple Leaf"  by the children was well calculated to rou?e the outbursts of applause with which "they were greeted..  Except for the introduction of professionalism into  one or two of the events, the sports were most enjoyable. It remained with the lacrosse men to mike a  cle^n sweep, but the baseball team vanquished their  opponents in a way that left no doubt as to their  superiority. The two days' celebration concluded  with a water carnival. Gaily decorated ats,  brightly illuminated, passed to and fro on the water,  while the bands discoursed sweet music. It was a  scene not soon to be forgotten, and supplied an enthralling and picturesque background for the whole  celebration. The visitors to the city were many,  every district except those particularly affected by  the disastrous labor troubles taring well represented.  The disagreeable feature of rowdyism was eliminated, and all seemed determined to enjoy themselves.  The $100,000 Laurier fund, if the majority of the  subscribers were not subsidy-hunters and men who  expect favors from the Liberal Government, would  be highly commendable. Canadians do not want a  rich man for Prime Minister, but at the same time  it wouId not be right to expect any distinguished  leader to uphold the dignity of his country without  sune kind of provision for those who are depending  on him.  ,-^">3,  Every week the papers chronicle two or three  deaths from "heart failure." It they would speak  correctly every death that has ever occurred has been  due to " heart failure," Until the heart does fail  life remains in the body. ' When the heart fails to  act, no matter from what cause, life isjextinct.    All  deaths are due to "heart failure." The only difference is in tbe cause of such failure. " Heart fail-  ure " has been a favorite cause to assign for deaths  from obscure and undetected causes, and in the past  few years this reason has been given with too great  frequency. No coroner's jury verdict giving" heart  failur -," as the cause of a sudden and . unexplained  .death should ever be accepted,. When ihe brain is  pierced by a bullet the heart fails; when the electric  current shatters the nervous system, tbe heart ftvls;  when pje neck is broken and the spinal cord severed,  the heart fails; when from a severed vein or artery  the life-blood escapes, the heart fails; when a deadly  gas or vapor is inhaled, or poison introduced into the  -system, the heart fails; when disease has exhausted  the viial fires beyond repair, the heart fails. Then,  and never until then, does death ensue. To ascribe  a death to " heart failure" without giving the cause  inducing such failure is about as logical as declaring  th:rt death wat* y a used by " lack of breath." " Heart  failure " alwavs. causes death.  It is becoming painfully apparent to the observant  citizen that one of the pressing.neods of the present  ti��*>e in Nflson is a society for the prevention of  cruelty to animals. It is not an uncommon sight to  eee men brutally abusing horses and other dumb  animate, and some measures should be taken at occe  to curtail the prevalence of this vicious practice. It  would be a difficult task to undertake the humanizing of men who are vicious at heart, but the aid of  the law should be invoked on behalf of the poor  dumb animals.  The citizen of Nelson is confronted with an embarrassment of riches in the array of lakeshore and  mountain resorts spread before him for the .election  of a place for his summer outing.  Joe Martin is a man of records. Ten months ago  about thirty papers in British Columbia were proclaiming the immortal Joe as a great deliverer. Today there can only be found two papers so poor as to  do reverence to the brawler.  The Ottawa Citizen rightly conjectures that the  annual report of the inspector of penitentiaries con-  tains much that is of interest to the student of sociology, as well as material evidence as to the observance and enforcement of the criminal laws. In4898  the criminal population of Canada incarcerated in  the penitentiaries numbered 1,_15. During the past  five years the number has been steadily increasing,  but not to an alarming extent. In 1894 it was 1,179; rrrr,���tt-tit  .��� (  :y-'-  !��.���'���>' .yy���'.-":'  li  jyyp.  THE ECONOMIST.  ,J-' '  V-  provinces can, by working a few weeks in Manitoba  cor. Northwest wheat fields,. earn enough to pay his  expenses to the prairie and provide for a tour through  the country to explore the farm lands. The result  has been that many farmers have'succeeded in ob-  taining homesteads in the west without,risking anything in the expenses of seeing the country and very  excellent settlers have been located on the farm  lands of western Canada who might otherwise have  gone into the United States and done worse. Probably the Canadian Pacific did not make much  money out of transportation. The company's gain  comes from the increase of population,in the west  and the consequent increase of business to the railroad system.  There are very few people nowadays who will  contend that organization has not been a good thing  for the laboring man. When properly and intelligently applied it brings order out of chaos, and in so  doing is not only beneficial to the empiovebut to the  employer as' well. When, however, a union presumes, to carry out its edicts by resort to dynamite, as  has been threatened by the Miners' Union of Silver-  ton, it becomes a menace to,the well-being of society  Canada has laws, ��nd in no province is there a heite*  administration of justice than in British Columbia,  and the aid of the law might be invoked to bring the  law-breakers to a realization of the iniquity of their  offense in issuing a circular such as the one that recently appeared under the authority of the Siivertpn  Miners' Under.  The subject of sanitation is becoming more and  more a matter of interest and study, and rightly so.  The insidious character of bad air, noxious gases and  impure infection, especially in crowded towns and  cities, where the sewerage is likely to be imperfect,  causes not only,the medical profession, but the people generally, to demand that municipalties and  owners of buildings should adopt the be3t  known expedients for remedying the situation. More  stringent laws are yearly being enacted for this purpose and the leading plumbers are in sympathy with  the movement.  A dispatch from Chifu states that the diamond  mines in the Ichau district in the province of Shantung, China, which have hitherto been Chinese  property, have been purchased by a German firm.  The stones found in these mines are of the kind used  by glazier and diamond cutters.  fleet ranged up and down the China seas with the  men stationed at their guns; but in the end we give  in, and, after a decent interval, this surrender has  been dignified into an * agreement,' by which we  again obey orders and Russia undertakes not to  promote railways six hundred miles to the south, at  least until such , time as the confiding  British investor shall have provided for the necessary fundsTnbw so sadly lacking."  In looking around for a new cabinet minister we  trust the British Columbia Government will not  overlook the claims of the ossified man for the position.'  The local government in dealing with the Atlin  troubles is maintaining its unbeaten record for  blundering.  Lord Beresford has very little faith in the so-  called 'agreement" between Britain, Russia and  China. He regards it as nothing short of a surrender of British interests. Russia imperiously refused to allow China to mortgage a Chinese railway,  in Chinese territory, to British capitalists, who had  supplied the money with which it was built. "We  threatened   and   expostulated;" he says, "and  our  And now Joseph Martin is charged with champerty. No one seems to know the exact nature of the  punishment for this crime, and Mr. Jowett positively  refuses to lend the light of his great intellect in solving the problem, but it would console many people  at this time to learn that it was something lingering  ���such as boiling in oil.  Mr.. Hume atone time conducted a bakery, and as  an evidence of how history will repeat itself it is  hinted that Mr. Hume's bread is now dough.  Gen. Otis has not succeeded in subduing the Phili-  pinos with any alarming degree of rapidity. There  has been another demand made upon the U. S. Government for soldiers for active service.  There has been a new bunch of lawyeis created in  British Columbia. If there is anything this Province  1        �� ___.  needs in these troublesome times it is lawyers.   ~Z^.  The occasion is so rare when our " Yankee,' friends  have a  pleasant word for us that the following from  the Spokesman Review of last Monday morning comes  rather   in   the   nature   of  a   pleasant     surprise:  "Dominion day, which has just been  fittingly   and  gloriously celebrated in Canada, is an example   after  which the people on this side of  the line might pattern.     Neighbors    up   north   are busy people with  their mines and   mills.     Business is   brisk   there,  large payrolls are interrupted when a general holiday  is proclaimed,   but they  find   time to   observe  the  anniversary   of   their   country's    conception.     At  Nelson handsome   prizes   were   given   for   outdoor  athletics, baseball and lacrosse teams were   brought  in at heavy expense, special trains were chartered to  carry friends from everywhere in the Kootenay, and  every man, woman and child devoted the time to  relaxation from every-day,   humdrum   tasks.     They,  will be better for the remainder of the year  because  of   such   relaxation ;   they   will   renew again the 6  THE ECONOMIST.  HUME MUST SHOULDER HIS LOAD.  ,...,....,.. .^,.0..  During the past few weeks there has been a de-  cided inclination on the part of some people to make  " poor ole Joe " the scapegoat for all the disastrous  and unbusinesslike legislation of the Semlin Government, but in a spirit of fair play���though it is most  obnoxious to the people generally and detrimental to  the best interests of the Province that a man of Martin's stamp and mediocre mental calibre should be  in the position he now holds���every member of the  Cabinet should bear his proportion of the responsibility though it may tax the strength of the weakest-  kneed to the uttermost. The Hon. Fred Hume must  Bhare in the ignominy of the present, unfortunate,  and deplorable state of British Columbia, into  which condition of unrest, and retarded progress he  and his colleagues have unceremoniously thrust us,  just whenprosperity was knocking at our threshold.  The following extracts, reproduced from a local paper, speak for themselves, and define Mr. Hume's  position exactly, despite his assurances to his personal friends that he was opposed to the eight-hour  legislation.   Let the records speak :  The Votes and Proceedings of the Legislative  Assembly   of   British  Columbia, 1899., disclose the  following  February 14.���Under Notices of Motion,: "On  Thursday next���The Hon. Mr. Cotton to as'* leave  to introduce a Bill intituled " An Act to amend the  Inspection of Metalliferous Mines Act." Mr Cotton's name appeared in place of Mr. Hume's for  the reason that the latter was,not a member at the  time and was absent in Nelson promoting his reelection.  February 16.���Among the bills introduced and  read a first time there is���the following : " By the  Hon. Mr. Cotton���Bill (No. 80,) intituled ' An Act  to Amend  the   inspection   of   Metalliferous   Mines  Act.'"  February 20.-^Among bills read a second time :  " Bill(No. 80,) intituled : 4 An Act :to Amend the  Inspection of Metalliferous Mines Act.'"  The Bill (No. 80)as introduced and read a first  and second time contained not a word about'the 8-  hour day.     The next entry is interesting.  February  22.���"The   Hon.   John   Ered   Hume,  member  elect   for the  Nelson Riding of West Kootenay Electoral District,  having   been   duly sworn,  was introduced by the Hon. Minister of Finance and''  Mr. Green and took his seat."  February 24.���" Bill (No. 80) intituled ' An Act  to Amend the Inspection of Metalliferous Mines Act'  was committed. Reported complete with amendments. Reported adopted. Third reading tomorrow." There were two amendments, additions  to the Bill as introduced and one of them reads as  follows : " Section 13 of aaid chapter 134 is hereby  repealed and the following substituted therefor :  1 No person shall be employed underground in any  metalliferous mine for more than eight hours in  every twenty-four hours."  February 25. ���Among the Bills read a third time  and passed : " Bill (No. 80) intituled ' An Act to  Amend the Inspection of Metalliferous Mines Act.' "  February 27.���Assembly prorogued.  Mr. Wilks said the eight-hour amendment was introduced by Mr. Hume himself. He was present  in the gallery and saw and heard him do it. The  records bear out Mr. Wilks' statement. i  There was no thought of such an amendment when  the Bill was drafted. It was introduced without  notice, and passed at the very tail end of the session.  Mr. Hume took it all upon himself, and neither  mine owners nor miners had the least warning of legislation so deeply affecting them.  In attempting to shirk his part in the enactment  of this iniquitous law, Mr. Hume does not, deceive  anyone but himself. A man who would permit himself to become the dupe of a demagogue, is not keen ,  enough to outwit the general public. Indeed, as the  facts become better known, it - does seem as if Mr.  Hume wejre responsible for more than his share of the  blundering legislation of which the present Gov"~i-  ment has' been guilty. It can be easily com .e-v  hended how readily a shrewd man like the Minister,  of Finance would recognize the advantage of having  a negative character to shoulder the burden of his  sins. In fact, the plasticity of the present Minister  of Mines seemed to be the only quality to recommend  him for a Cabinet position. Martin has shown that  he is an over-estimated man, but the mystery enshrouding Mr. Cotton's past renders it impossible to  get his dimensions. That he is a man with a history is known, and that he possesses the rare faculty  of being able to cover up his tracks is also known,  but history is silent as the sphinx when any attempt  is made to pick up the threads of this strangei man's  life. Therefore it can be readily understood how  Mr. Cotton would gleefully rub his hands, at the  spectacle of the unsophisticated Minister of Mines  uncomplainingy bearing the burden of the sins of  his designing colleagues. But ignorance is no excuse for the commission of an offence, and Mr. Hume  innocent as he js must be held to account for the  asinine stupidily of the government of which through  his vaulting ambition he became a member.  Goaded to desperation by the negligence and  bungling of an incompent Government, the miners  of Ailin seem determined to take* the law in their  own hands. When one reads that a threat was  made to ride a Supreme Court judge on a rail, the  conclusion forces itself that the condition of affairs in  the new mining district must be most deplorable.  The Minister of Mines has evinced commendable forethought and prudence in remaining away from a  district the residents of which have adopted such  peculiar methods of redressing grievances. He  knows that Mr. Justice Irving is not responsible for  the chaotic state into which the Atlin district has  been plunged, and that should the miners discover  in this Minister the real cause of their grievances, revenge might drive them even further than accelerating his locomotion by means of a rail.  The special number of the Miner has been received  tooy late for extended notice. It is well  printed on good paper and contains a lovely  poem entitled "The Prospector's Hymn." There are  many pictures of Nelson's handsome business men ;  also scenes throughout the mining district. An attractive feature is a half-tone photo of Mr. W. A.  Jowett.   The paper should have a large sale. THE ECONOMIST.  7V7.  thoughts of the great government which protects  their interests ; they will be made broador citizens  and more loyal citizens."  ,   The tramway promoters are getting their  affairs  in shape, and within a few weeks will begin opera-  tures on the roadbed. The rails are,on the way here,  and should reach here not later than the 15th of the  present month.     The contract has not   been let for  > the ties, but this matter will be attended to in a  few  days.     Tenders  have been   asked for cars, and  by  the,time the rails are   down  the   cars will be   here.  Within two month? the voice of the  motorneer will  be heard calling out the  names of  the. streets, and  putting on   airs   generally.     This   calling out   of  names of streets will be   a great convenience to our  citizens.    As   the   casee is now situated,' half  the  time we cannot tell whether we are turning a corner  within the classic   precincts of   Bogustowu,   or ap- .  proaching   that  imperishable < monument   to John  Houston's genius at the corner of  Baker  and   Hall  streets.  Attention is directed to the communication of  " A Merchant" in another place in this paper. Beyond doubt, " A Merchant" voices the sentiments of  many in British Columbia. Because a perverse  Government has seen fit to throw the country into  turmoil, there is no good reason why an effort  should not be made to arrange matters in a manner,  that will interefere as little a possible with the prosperity of the country. This the Coast business  men could accomplish.  The Toronto Telegram knows the least of any paper in Canada about the political situotion in British  Columbia. This is saying a great deal, for some of  those Eastern papers get British Columbia matters  dreadfully mixed up.  The long looked for has happened at last.  Joseph  Martin has been asked to resign his portfolio, but in  order to be consistent  with  himself has refused  to  be thrust into outer darkness.     The  announcement  that Alex Henderson was likely to be offered a place  in the Cabinet is simply appalling.     What   dependence c.ou?d be placed in a man of,Henderson's stamp?  Joe  Martin is bad,  very bad, but with all his  sins,  we would rather extend the hand of welcome to Martin  than Henderson.     There is no room in any Cabinet  or party in British   Columbia   for Judas   Iscariots.  While any change would  seem  to be  better  than  Joe Martin, yet there is one exception, and that is  Alex. Henderson, who did not know to which side he  belonged until the first division was taken.    No, not  Henderson.    Mr. Higgins is another who should not  be discussed in  considering the make-up of the new  cabinet.    Mr. Higgins  has no following   and  like  Henderson cannot be relied upon.    The sentimental  David is politically dead, and ho effort should  be  madea'to resurrect him.    There may be something  in  this talk of coalition.    Indeed, a strong Government  Could  be  formed by the selection of good men for  Cabinet positions from both sides of the House.   It  is an experiment that Premier SemJin may try. In  the meantime, we may look for constantly recurring  surprises during the next few-months.  Martin's light has gone out.   His place in British  Columbia will be represented by a cypher.  BOYCOTT THE COAST JOBBERS.  (To the Editor.)  Sir.���For some time past we have heard of various  unions,  combinations and associations for  mutual  a  protection. Just now in Kootenay we have the Miner's unions on the one hand and the Mine-owners'  Protective Association on the other���not that I wish  to deal with the contentions of either party, but  through their not being, able to agree the business interests of the country are getting it badly "in the  neck." ��� "    ���  The busiress men of Kootenay, should at once  combine for thair own protection, for by so doing  they can unitedly make their weight felt and exert  an influence with the merchants in the coast cities  which would result in a much livelier interest being  taken in the country's .welfare and a speedy settlement of difficulties like the present which may arise.  The business men of Victoria are lacking in interest in the welfare of Kootenay and very few of them  know anything about the country, but bad as they  are they are intelligent compared with the business  men of Vancouver, who, with few exceptions, know  absolutely nothing about Kootenay and seem  to care less.  Talking is no use in a case of this kind. "Touch  them in the pocket" is the only remedy for this indifference. It might inspire withi.n-them a keen interest in our affairs, and I propose that the business  men of Kootenay should write and give the coast  men such a "ponderous touch" that they will not forget it in a hurry. All we have to do is to buy from  eastern houses and boycott coast firms till such times  as we are convinced that they are aroused to take an  interest in our well being and do what they can to  help us  out  in Kootenay.    How did the Boundary  country check the opposition of the Coast boards of  trade to the Corbin charter ? Simply by boycotting  the Coast merchants for a time. Why cannot we do  the same ? By joint action in this matter we can  force the Coast people to make the Government appoint an arbitration board to bring this eight-hour  trouble to a speedy conclusion.  The measures proposed above are drastic, but it  takes something strong to rouse Vancouver merchants to take an interest in anything five miles  from Burrard Inlet and not connected with the  salmon or the "dog-fish oil" industries.  Yours truly,.��. A Merchant.  Nelson, B.C., July 4, 1899.  Messrs. Touzeau and Jansonvthe well known London firm of mining engineers, have opened an 'office in  Nelson. This firm have charge of the/Wakefield mine  in the Slocan and the Mount Sicker on Vancouver  Island. The business of the office here will be conducted by Messrs. E. A. Paterson and T. T. Wynn,  both mining engineers of considerable experience in  various parts of the world. {���-'  k^m^mimiM^msmimsMmmmTmmmmm^'mmE 8  THE ECONOMIST.  THE ROBBERY AT BO YDS' BANK.  _��a<v< -  It was one of the biggest bank robberies of  recent  years.     Every one was full of it.     B<>vda' bank, in   alley, London, were the victims. They had been  relieved of ��50,000 at a single, coup. The circumstances of the robbery were commonplace enough.  It was perpetrated , just bo/ore closing time on a  Saturday, when the staff of the bank were unusually  busy. A clerk., from a large city firn:. had come in  just before two o'clock, and paid in the large sum  ��50,000 in notes. The cashier had taken the notes  "and signed the slip ; but unfortunately���his attention being , called away for an insts t by another  customer���he allowed the bundle of nok.s to,, lie on  the counter (though on his side of the barrier) instead  of relegating them immediately to the note-drawer.  In that instant they disappeared. How, or whither  had they gone, nobody could say. It seemed evident,  however, that they must'have been snatched by  some thief who was watching his chance, and who  took advantage of the then crowded and busy state  of the bank boldly to seize the spoil and make off  with it, unobserved. At any rate, the ��50,000 was  gone, and ,the bank were the losers by that immense  sum.  ' Fortunately, the cashier had already taken the  numbers, which were consecutive. Fortunately,  also, the iiotes were all thousands ; and \l need not  be said that immediate steps were taken to stop them,  both at the Bank of England and elsewhere; so that  there seemed very little probability of the thieves  being able to turn their piundei i-.ho ca-h. Indeed,  as everybody knows, a thousand-pound note is not  the easiest thing to deal with under any circumstances ;��� but, when stopped, ir, is practically impossible. The bank, therefore, nad this consolation,  that if they were the losers, the thieves had previous  little chance of be-joming the gainers by the robbery ; and that Ultimately they would not, perhap-,  be the losers at all, for unless the notes came in,  within a certain time, the Bank of England would  probably follow the usual practice adopted by that  institution" in such cases, viz., credit Boyds' with the  amount of the notes ; and���after a sufficient lapse  of time���cancel the notes and hand over their value  in cash.  Yet, even if that were the ultimate result, the present loss was sufficiently unfortunate. Boyds'  Bank was a houoe of very old standing, but it had  never been in a very large way���not large, that is,  compared with the more important city banks ; and  it could not comfortably afford���as many of them  could���to be out of ��50,000 for an indefinite period.  Further, also, the loss befell at a particularly unfortunate time. Thp date at which it occurred happened to La just aftei the memorable Baring crash,  when the financial weather was unusu ,y gloomy,  and even some of the largest houses ,vore feeling a  trifle uncomfortable. Boyds' was not, indeed, involved to any extent with Baring's. But the shock  caused by the latter's embarrassment was far-reach  ing. It affected all banks in more or less degree.  Everybody was rendered apprehensive and bus-,.  picious. " If Baring's are rocky, in whose solvency  can we trust ?" That was'the prevalent feeling in  the city and elsewhere. A look, a breath, a ��whis-  per, was almost sufficient to cause a run on any  financial house just then ; and this loss of ��50,0C0  ���which the bank did its best to keep secret, but  without avail���leaking out and getting into all, the  papers, unfortunately created a run on Boyds'. To  make matters worse, the evening papers of Saturday, not having precise information, had largely exaggerated the loss. Some put it at seventy-five,  some even at a hundred thousand. A panic ensued.  On Monday morning, long before the bank opened,  a crowd of customers had assembled . outside, the  doors, all eager to withdraw their money. Unhappily these panics gather as they ' go. So now,  the crowd outside Boyds' attracted attention. At  once the report " A run on Boyds' " was all over  the city. By noon the crowd was larger than ever ;  indeed, if the police "had not been there in force to  marshal the people in a queue, there .would have  been such a struggle at the, doors as ..would have .  made entrance or exit simply impossible.  In the meantime, inside the bank, all   was   bustle  and confusion.     Several clerks were, for the   nonce,  pressed into the service as  casiiicrs, and   were   busy  caching customers' cheques   as  fast  as  the  money  could  be  counted  out.     All   looked   worried   and  agitated, knowing,'or  at  least  guessing,   that they  would   never last out   the day,   if the run continued  at the present' hot pace.:     No face,   however,   wore  quite   such   a harassed  expression   as   that of Mr.  Blake, the* manager,   who  sat in his  private room,  impotently chewing the feathers of his quiil pen and  drumming with the fingers of his left hand upon the  * writing table.     He knew very  well���-what   the majority of the clerks only conjectured���that the   bank  had not sufficient cash in   hand,   noi   the  means of  raising it at an hour's notice, to meet   the demands  of all their customers simultaneously.     All such securities   as were immediately available for the  purpose had been pledged that very   morning with  the  Bank of England, to irecure a large advance.    Noth-  else was left that  cuuid   be  turned, without  notice  into cash ;   and it was certain that, unless a miracle  intervened, the bank's doors would not remain open  till four o'clock.  Nor was this, bad as it was, the only thing that  harassed him. The proprietors of the bank had  shown an unreasonable disposition to blame him for  the loss of the ��50,000 on the previous Saturday ;  and he was not sure���absurd as the idea seemed���  that the police did not half suspect him of being implicated in the loss. The circumstan^ of the robber y; were such, indeed, as might reasonably   arouse  suspicions of collusion en the part of some one inside  the bank. But that he, a man of tried probity,  who had been manager of Boyds' for more than ten  years, should be suspected of theft wa3 almost more  than Mr. Blake could  believe.     Yet  he had an un- '^v  THE ECONOMIST.  was much mistaken, they had followed   him  to  the'   oected of * ���l/i y��U   are unJMtly sus-  bank that very morning. * h��    ��7 .i,       ^!      U ��ne '  <"����� but to be arrested for  While he was thus cot'.,* in    -   u , , J.V     P"   '�� Stre8t' k <laite mother.  ��. over Z 'J^L^��g'atng' 'n hfP^.despera-    ��� "Yes, sir..   You have been, under-observation  tion n��, .u     ���  . 6-��"��"6, iu neipiess despera-  com^Jl  h6 Unfortunate ��*��* of affairs, one of the  commissionaires entered with a packet  mrnJU8��Te bya, bJ��y:meS8enger'" exP'ai^  '^  ���nan.       XUs marked'immediate.^' '  ��� whfch f/ake Tk '��� 8 PaCk6t aM broke the��ila with  wh.ch ,t was^ fastened. Then he'un'folded it and  inspected   the  contents..    An excitation  Lt of  ::it'1 .ofd;Iight-e?cape*wm- ���<* --  Ye" ve   ,Tt      n��teS-��� Th��UeaDd P��Und  n����  "s, yes I  They  were  all  there. ,  Fifty  of them  it: entrmty which had��-��-w- ^ ;���  them C9ram���i��n whateveraccompanied.  ciJmLT T 8rng^om hia chair-in *reat ��-  cuement.     He  almost danced for joy.     "This is  ��  go -send,'' he ejacu.ated to himself teyenUr       ��l!  :    will save ng !" ,<;��� ,'veuuj.   ., it  He sent at once for the head cashier : showed him '  '       mvst" V" eXP'ained   to�� th��y^ad jua    b���  .' J4I mm''" fa08 bri'ghtened immensely.  Aft I   he exclaimed,   " X exnwt tl,Q tu:���      1  thev w��n> ��ni j,��� P   l the sieves knew  ��� hou2 ,7     da"Ser��U3 t0  ir? to deal  with  and  ��� Iroy!^ r rn,g   ' M " 8end thBm back  a8 des-  "Very  likely!   Very  likely 1"  said  Mr.   3)ake  Itfr6^"011'1 m,'nd ^ th��r *��nt them  back  lt^s enough for me that they have sent them back "'  over ,Tg me' t0��' 8ir-     Ic wiI1 i������ tide us  .hoi      o"-     W" 7ha11 Want U �� "��"����  note"  land f      u    " y��U 86nd r��Und t0 the B��k of  Eng  land for change ?" g  enlled'?�� X * " 1�� r�� !��� ��, ^    l8 Mr' Dobbs d"  engaged?     Stay I   I th.nk I had better go  myself  They will want some explanation at the bankYes'  Ur     J^-dforahansom,p,eYae8e  A minute or two later, Mr. Blake was   dri/in*  as  oTCVt T"e rld uke him-iuthe di-"on  or tne Bank of England.  inttnvLTh'?f hU deStination> he   ��qn��ted a brief  he  was " T ��' lhe head offioia>3-wHh  whom  he  was personally  acquainted-ind,   after  a   few  ^thl"^r^ i,ldUCeU hlU1 to ^ve theVa h!  ier authority to change the  notes  for smaller ones  He had hardly descended the steps of the bank  when one of two men; who were loitering outside,  and whom he at once recognized as the same two  who had been shadowing him since Saturday, came  up and touched hiih^on the shoulder."'  ' -  ������*���' Excuse me, sirf'said the man, in a firm, though    ��w����.  uuuoryooservation  these two days in connection with the note   robbery  at Boyda\     You were suspected from the first of being  implicated,   I  may tell you.     And now, as we  have ascertained, you have just changed the stolen ���  notes."  c  " But this is absurd���ridiculous/' protested the  manager. " The stolen notes were restored to me  less than an hour ago. and I have been to change  them, owing to the exigencies occasioned by the run  upon our bank. lam going back with them to  ���;���alleyjthis minute."  *' That's all right, then, sir," said, the officer, drily.  "There   was   a, suspicion in certain quarters   that  'Charing Cross or Victoria ir 'ght be your destination.  In* fact, a   wire .has already oeen sent to- the, police  at Dover and Folkestone.     But as you are going  back to ������ alley,- well and good.     Of course, however; you have   no. objection   to  our  accompanying  you ?.'.',." ' ������ *      .  n " None whatever," answered the manager, who did  not kfi'-w wi-M-her to be tbe more angry or amused  with the absurd turn events had taken. But," he  added, wrath' .,getting the upper hand, "JL protest  against this scandalous and unfounded charged, and  I promise you that y^u, or your superiors shall have  good reason to regret. *h�� r^yyen a-^ treating me."  ���' We are acting on instructions, sir ; we cannot  help ourselves," was the rejoinder. " I have a cab  here waiting," he added, indicating a four-wheeler  which was standing against the kerb. " You will  come quickly, of course."  " But  1   have   a  hansom   waiting   to take  me  back."  ' Very sorry,   sir,"   the  officer  answered;   " but  we've orders to be extra careful of you, and my mate  will accompany us also.     So all things considered,"  he  went   on, significantly, " we think it better you  should come in our cab.     Will   you   dismiss your  hansom, sir ?"  "All right I" cried out Mr. Blake, who   was   now  quite   in a fury.     " But, by some one shall pay  for this shameful and insulting treatment ?"  ������mV^^17 ,��beying0rdeM'   sir>"   added   the  ���    mate,    half apologetically.  ''Oh! I don't blame you," was the manage*  answer, us he took his seat in the four-wheeler, with  one oftoer at his side and the other facing him'        *  They proceeded some  little   way   in   silence,  for  whteMr mfr S6emed diSp��Sed to be talka��ve,  while Mr. Blake leaned back in the corner of thecab  silently nursing his wrath and   vexation.     Then   a  v^ry^range thing,happened.     The man at his side  suddenly seized him by   the throat, in an iron grip  with his right hand,  while  he   clapped   his   hSd  over the unfortunate managers-mouA,; at the sa^t  :,yy  iy  $lHlgg��MiiSagi��M��i^^ 10  THE ECONOMIST.  &  8  1  w  instant, the man facing him leaned quickly forward  and applied a sickly-smelling handkerchief to his  nostrils. Mr.: Blake struggled feebly for a minute,  but he was helpless as a baby in tn�� hands of his  powerful assailants. Then his senst-u faded from  him and he knew no more.  When he came to him? elf;   more   than   an   hcur  afterwards,   he   found   himself  alone in an empty  house   in   the   Borough.     Of couito, his assailants,  were gone.     So was all   the   mon* y.     The  daring  and clever method adopted by the thieves   was now  sufficiently apparent.     Mr. Blake, it Teev   .ardly be  said,vhacf never been,under police   p.'irveilkuce at  .-all.'    But this was simply part of tht     cunning tie-  vice to make him accept his sham arrest as genaine.  ������    . It.transpired, also, that other  confidential   clerks  at Boyds' noticed that they also had been 'shadowed  in the same way as Mr. Blake.     So that if any   one  of them had been sent to the bank  b.   England .instead he, too,could,have been arrested  without   his  suspicions   ofc  a  hoax being   aroused.     It was   a  bold and risky game.    Of course, the thieves had to  reckon   with   the  chance   of Boyds' not needing to  change the big notes, in which even*, tht> plan must  have fallen through;     But niie\ aii, the cnance  was  worth taking.   "They went nap on   it���and   won.���  From Labouchev'e'is Truth.  HERE AND THERE.  Extravagant Empress.  . Few persons who D&ye'scen tbe Ge-raau   Empress  would believe that _he spends iuo'i��ey Extravagantly  on her dresses, yet she is said to keep twelve women  constantly employed on her wardrobe, under a supervision of a maicl of honor     -When *he is abouf,   to  take  a  journey   requiring  especial   ct.smony  this  number is increased to forty, and for every  wedding  she attends the   impress is said to order fifteen ne#  dresses.     In addition to   the   dresses made   in her  establishment, there are court  gowns  brought   from  Vienna to be worn on   state occasions.     These  are  so  long.that the trains have to be carried to enable  the Empress to  walk,   and are  frequently  studded  witn jewels.     The value of one dress, including  the  jewels applied to the train, is said to ha\ ) been $20,-  000.     The rule at the German court makes  it   impossible for the Empress to appear twice at the state  functions in  the same   costume,   and   much of the  .work  done  by the twelve dressmakers is in making  alterations so  that the rule may not be broken and  the dresses have a  different look   though  they   are  really the same.     The Empress, when in full dress  wears m-Vny jewels.     Some of these are the property  of the Crown, and she is  entitled to use them only  so long as her husK   <d remains Emperor.     She has  no right to wear them as a   widow.     But  she has  some beautiful gems given to her by 7     Emperor at  their 'marriage,  and a beautiful cOiieution of pearls  left to hereby the late Empress Augusta.     The Empress Friederich is most economical in   matters  of  dress,-and*��Q are the majority of  women who   come  to the German event. At the so-called " Schleppe  Cour" or " train court," which corresponds to a presentation in England, the costumes are not brilliant.  The,most necessary thing is a train of satin of a  certain length. Some of these trains appear to have  been in use for years���indeed, until most of the satin  has been worn away, and, only the back remains.  They are handed down for years in families, and  hitched on to the dresses, of various members of the  families to qualify them for presentation at this  formal court function.  Swindling of Pawnbrokers.  '��� People who put faith in the traditional shrewdness  of pawnbrokers," said a veteran in the business to a  reporter, " would be surprised if they knew how often  they are fooled into loaning more than the value  of  a pledge.     Mostly all big shops have  experts   who  are hard to deceive, but they make mistakes now and  then, while with others of less experience overvaluation is a distressing common occurrence.     A ceriain  class of   sharpers make   a living victimizing pawnbrokers, and they regard them as tolerably easy prey.  Colored stones are often used for that   purpose,  and  I   have  known dozens of large loans to be made  on  cake rubies and emeralds.     Tbe  bogus ^stones   are  usually mixed with good ones in the setting and are  hard to detect.     A few years ago an ingeniouschpp.  discovered that my dipping an off-colored diamond in  a weak solution of aniline ink he could render it temporarily brilliant.     He saw a fine field for operation  in the pawnshops, and these ' p.iinted diamonds' us  they were called, were worked eff all over the country   before the  trick  was exposed.     A big   yellow  stone,  worth   say  $75, would look like a $500 gem,  and it was ho trouble at all to borrow from  $200   to  $300 on such security.     The ink  cost  only 5 cents  a bottle, so you see the profits were large.     Auother  common swindle is a filled   watch case,   re-enforced  at points where it would  be  apt t-    be   tested, and  pawned for solid gold.     When these  watches  were  first made there, were  very   few  pawnbrokers that  didn't   get one or two.     The works of a watch   may  also, be * faked,'as the saying   goes.     For years a  firm in Switzerland made cheap works   in imitation  of famous and expensive  varieties,   and  forged the  name on the dial and  inside  plate.     Lots  of  men  have been forced cut of business simply because they  were loaded up will, worthless pledges.     They  were  riot blockheads, either, but the crooks were too clever  for them.",  Manila Women.  When the Filipino woman goes to church, as she  does every Sunday, rain or shine, she dresses in her  best and takes her biggest cigar. In fact, if she has  far to go she takes two cigars.... Her children are  dressed in their clean clothes, and -c : go along^be-  having as they should. They keep on the shady  side of the street, and where there are crossings and  only the shadow of the telephone wires the mother  raises her parasol, whichis abiut the size of a good  umbrella.  The typical Filipino women has great pride in her  0  'M  'm  Jk THE ECH 'OM1ST.  II  The Shipping Point for Goat Mountain Min  on the Grow's Nest Pass an j Bediihgton  and Nelson Railways.  *��� ' r  The Centre of One of the Finest Agricultural and Fruit Growing Districts in West Kootenay.  OR TO  E. MALLAN DAINE  For Information and Hrice I,ist,Apply to  L. A. HAMILTON,  p  Agent,  CRE3TQN. B.C.  Land Commissioner C. P. R.t  WINNIPEG, MAN.  GEO. McFARLAND, AGENT, NELSON.  hair.    In fact she spends a gieat deal of her time in  combing and washing it.     When she dresses for any  occasion she lets her hair fall down her back, and it  generally reaches to her waist.     So it is on. Sunday  as she shuffles away to mass.     Her brown shoulders  are bare and her Eton-like jacket seems about to fall  off over one arm or the other���but it is not quite  big  enough for that.     Under this jacket she wears a lace  bodice, usually of ecru-colored linen   and   very well  laundered.     Her shirt is of linen material, or, if she  can afford it, of silk, but   always   either   black   or  brown.    One side of the bottom of the shirt is caught  up under her belt and this takes up its fulness.   Now  if she is very well to do she puts on   stockings,   but  tnat is not necessary.     Her toes are shoved  into   a  pair   of   heelle3s slippers with wooden soles.     Her  children are dressed as if they   are   girls.     If a boy  is trotting along at her side he wears a pair of white  trousers coming well down on  the ankles  and   his  feet are stuffed   into   a   pair of slippers.     Over his  shoulders   and  falling down like a Chinaman's is a  gauze shirt, plain or covered  with  spangles, accord -  ing to the financial standing  of his  father   or   U.e  prideof his mother.  So they go down the street, the children hand in  hand. Ahead of them the mother is scuttling along  puffing at a large cigar, the ashes of which she flicks  off from time to time with all the skill of one to the  manner born. If by any chance she has to relight  the  weed   she carries matches in the pocket of he*  dress for that purpose, and she is successful   in   the  art of making matches burn in the stiffest wind.  At the church door s7e pauses to chat   with   her  neighbors and perhaps to  gossip  a   bit.    If  she  is  on   the   way   out    she    lights    her    cigar,   looks  at the fire end of it to see if the " light" is good   and  then   turns   to  do  her talking.     And she can talk  when the occasion  demands.     The , language seems  to be  fitted  to rapid work and the way it flows  out  by the side of the   cigar  demonstrates  a   thorough  understanding of the  mother  tongue.      When   her  gossiping is   done she hoists her parasol and   walks  out into the sun.     No matter  how  rapid   her  talk  was back there in the cool arches of the church,   her  pace is never fast down the street.     She passes  with  a   majestic sweep  the   women who are coming along  with paskets  on their heads and smoking cigaretes.  Perhaps the peddler woman has her hair done up in  a knot and is otherwise beneath ������'notice,   but   if  the  well dressed woman happens to need  a.;" light"  she  asks for it with some hauteur and gets it with plenty  of comradeship.  When this \ man reaches home it is supposed she  goes about Lei household duties and gets dinner,  into which she puts an extra amount of cocoanut oil.  But later, in the afternoon she takes her place on  what does duty for a veranda and there she smokes  and chats with her neighbors and scolds her children.'  awaMaaiftBw^^ 12  THE ECONOMIST.  i {:  i  ii"  5;  is  8!  s,-  VI  i  P. Burns & Co.  1  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  ".   BRANCHES AT   .  ^���        ROSSLAND  SANDON  u  TRAIL NELSON KASLO  THREE FORKS .       SLOCAN CITY  * West Kootenay Butcher Co  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN   .  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.       f  I Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices.   |  I Mail orders receive careful attention.  1 Nothing but fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  * kept in stock.  Canada's national holiday was  universally observed throughout  the Dominion. The most popular  daughter of the Empire is now 32  years of a-g**" and while Uncle Sam  looks upon her as being a good  match, it is understood that the  high-bred proud Miss Canada will  treat any proposal from ihat direc-  v\i.h contempt.  E. C TRAVES, Manager.  $4  Humphreys & Pittock..  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. &}.  IGE ORE AM-^m.  Agents for  Victoria Colonist  Seattle Times  S..F. Bulletin  all  Nelson Economist  Nelson Miner,  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail and Empire  Toronto Farm and Fireside  New York Sunday World,  And Other Periodicals.  ICE CREAM SODA.  FRESH  California Fruits  Received Daily.  goa  �� LAKE SAW MILL  GO. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Lum  Lath,  Shin  Orders Promptly billed and  Satisfaction Given. Nelson  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street.  Sash <��& Doors   ��  Mouldings,  Turned Work.  It is,generally admitted that the  Dominion Dav celebration in Nel-  son was without the usual  disagreeable features. In this  admission I do not altogether  concur. The delay in starting the  trades procession and subsequent  events w���s almost .exasperating. If  ii is designed tobtart a race at 10  o'ciock, why not start it at that  hour ? Bui ihe general success of  ihe whqle celebration makes this  but a minor matter after alh  The water carnival last Saturday night suggests a new idea as  Id how Nelson might be inside popular as a resort. We have a mag-  hihcenT stretch of water, and our  mountain i-cenery cannot be surpassed. Why not get up a water  carnival some time, during the  summer months, and have it advertised throughout the Dominion?  It would attract a large number of  visitors and go a long distance in  the direction of advertising Neison  as a louriti retort. By the way, a  gentleman who travels once a year  from the Atlantic 10 ihe Pacific,  during his last trip remarked that  the scenery in and around Nelson  was a mine of wealth second only  to those mineral resources of which  we are pardonably proud.  JOHN RAEW;AGENT.  Nearly all the large cities in Canada are grappling with the sanitation question. It is now generally  conceded that crematories are  absolutely essential if the health of  citizens is to be protected. Disposal  of garbage must sooner or later become (I was going to say a burning  question) a matter for discussion, THE ECONOMIST.  13  and I rather think Nelson should  not overlook the advantages of a  crematory.  It is a precept among successful  business men never to violate a  promise. The man in trade who  deliberately Her about a small matter will not hesitate at prevarication whenever the opportunity presents itself. The other day I entered into an arrangement with a  certain merchant. Within four  days he positively went back on  everything he said. It was a trivial matter, but quite sufficient t��  demonstrate to me that the man of  broken promises was not to be  trusted, and I left his store disgusted. He is still in business,  growling because people have no  faith in him nor his moth-eaten  goods,, and wondering why it is  that other merchants are successful  while he ie a bleak, barren, malarial failure. "A fool, a fool, I met i'  the forest."  A well-known clergyman, alter  long and anxious thought, which  no doubt resulted in sleeplers nights  and a terrible strain on his mental  faculties, has come to the conclusion that Sunday papers am published for the purpose of making  money. This is news, indeea1 for  the class who have so long labored  under the delusion that all news-  papers were.. published for glory.  I do hot know what the opinion  of the reverend gentleman will result in, ,but I have the positive assurance that the Sunday  papers will be published regularly.  P. G.  The Lyceum company return to  the Nelson Opera House next Saturday evening, when Jane, a comedy, will be presented. This company made many friends in Nelson  during its last visit.  The Nix Family appear Vat the  Opera House to-night.  NOTICE.  THEO. MADSON  1 t  Largest Tent ��� and Awning Factory in British Columbia.  Boots, Shoes and Rubber Goods and general stock of Miners'  Supplies. Opp. Postoffice.   ^  ^s>  COMHANDINQ ATTENTION  is simply a matter of^ being  well dressed.  Those who wear garments  cut and.tailored by us will receive all the attention a well  dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns are marvels " of  good quality, good style and  good workmaship. The  value is great.  FRED . J, SQUIRE, Baker St, Nelson,  Before Buying Elsewhere  Come in and   inspect  our   stock. of Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furhishings.  VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY, td  Importers of Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Invincible, Royal Arthur. Bellerophon, Elk  Ti nmpct, Willie, Florence G. and Gerald _  Fraction Mineral Claims, situate in the Nelson  Mning Division of West Kootenay District.  Where Located:, On Eagle Creek and near  the headwaters thereof.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, free  miner's certificate No. 2^078A. for myself and  as agent for Solomon Johns, free miner's certificate No.. 2,348A and William George Robinson, free miner's certificate No. 13,584A, intend, sixty, days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of  improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  Crown Grants of the above claims. And fur^  ther take notice that action, under section 37,'  must be commenced before the, issuance of  such cercificate of improvements. . _/.  JOHN McLATCHIE, P. L. S.  Dated this 20th day of April, 1899.  NOTICE.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Notice is hereby given that the Head Office  of the Broken Hill Mining and Development  Conxpany, Limited Li ability, will at the expiration of thirty days from the 15th of June,  1899, be changed from Nelson, B. C. to Ymir,  B C  Dated at Nelson, B. C, this 9th day of June, 1899  Alter the expiration of thirty days from the  date hereof we intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works at Victoria, British Columbia, for a lease for twenty-  one years for the purpose of quarrying lime stone for sale and disposal over the following lands, situated on the  east bank of Lower Arrow Lake,, about six.  miles north of Deer Park on said Lake and  about six hundred yards,due east from the  shore of said Lake; comprised within the following boundaries : Commencing at a post inscribed "Initial post, W. A,. Galliher, Frank  Seidel and Allan Forrester's N. W. corner,  planted and located June 2nd, 1899," thence  due south twenty chains, thence due east and  at right angles twenty chains, thence due  north and parallel 16 the southern boilndary  twenty chains, thence due west twenty chains  to the point of commencement, containing  eighty acres more or less.  Dated June 2nd, 1899.  * W. A. Galliher,  Frank Seidel,  Allan Forrester..���,.  Greenhorn Fraction Mineral Clalm,7situate  in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District. ���,,,,-      ,  Where located : On east side of Eagle Creek,  between the Poorman.White   a,nd Granite  Mineral Claims. :77v 7--, .     ���  , Take notice that I, John McLatchie, Free  Miner's Certificate No. B 11,101, acting as agent  for E. O. Nelson. Free Miner's Certificate No.  B. 11,277 aiid J, P. Swedberg, Free Miner's Certificate No. B 11.243, intend, sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim. And further take notice  that action, under section 37, must be commenced before'the issuance of such .Certificate  oflmprovements.       \ .  . ..  Dated this 30th day of May, 1899.  .   John McLatchie.  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson, B.C  CLUB HOTEL  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.     |  Schooner Beer, io cents  E. J. Curran, Proprietor.  mmmmm ��� <  9  14  THE ECONOMIST.  s'  $ ���  ,. j.  ���s *.  :���: 4  r.t,  t-  i,  c.-  Freddie���Say, da<���, why are  there no marriages in heaven ?  Henpecker���Because it's heaven.  Mtb. Skimpen���tI think Mr.  Smith must have liked the beefsteak-pie. He had two'helpings  of it. The tactless boarder���Perhaps he did it on a wager.  " Sir," began the book canvasser,  "I have.a  little  work   here "  " Sorry," interrupted the busy  man, " but I have a great deal of  work here.    Good morning I"  When the dentists of this country can discover a way to pull  teeth without making a man wish  he had been born a hen, life will  have twice as much brightness.  Wife (earnestly)���George dear,  I have prayed so fervently of late  for a tailor-made gown, that I feel  it would be flying in the face of  Providence not to go and get  measured at once.  Mrs. Grimes���Mr. Gushwell was  real good, wasn't he ? Relict of  departed politican���Yes ; but one  thing I didn't like, what he said  about Tom having filled every  office in the gift of the people. Tom  was no beggar; whatever he got  he paid for.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that I, W. G., Robinson, Intend to apply to the Board of Licensing  Commissioners of the City of Nelson at their  next sitting thirty days after date for a transfer from me to Solomon Johns, Nelson, B. C,  of the license held by me for the sale of liquors  by retail at the Royal Hotel, situated on lots  3 and 4, Block29, Nelson; B. C.  Dated this 9th day of June, 1899.  W.G.Robinson.  ���9  VAftCQUyER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria. Street Nelsou.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Imperial Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District. Where located : On east side of Eagle  Creek, about two and a-half miles southeast of  Poorman Mineral Claim.  Take nofice that I, John McLatchie, Free  Miner's Certificate No. B 11,326.acting as agent  for J. P. Swedberg, Free Miner's Certificate  No. B. 11,243 and J. W. Johnson, Free Miner's  Certificate No. 21,785 A, intend sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant ot the  above claim.  >And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this twelfth day of June, 1899.,  John McLatchie.  Ball&Jeffs  Tinsmithing  Plumbing  AND  "g  Express and Draying  jyjHaving purchased the express and draying  business of J. W. Cowan, we are prepared to  do all kinds of work in this line, and solicit  the patronage of the people of Nelson. Orders  left at D. McArthur & Co's store, northwest  corner Baker and Ward streets, will receive  prompt attention.   Telephone So.  GOMER   DAVIS.  fANADIAN O  A"D  S00 LINE ��� |  NEW FAST  DAILY SERVICE  r��_4  Josephine Street  Nelson.  STARTLERS  IN PRICES OF  W^all Paper  ���AT���  Thomson's   Book  Store.  : tOS  ANGELES  THE GREAT  MININGS JOURNAL OF THK  GREAT SOUTHWEST.  16 Pages, with Heavy Cover EVERY WEEK.  LOWEST PRICED  Minims Journal on trk PACIFIC COAST.  Subscription $2 a Year. Single Copfes��5 certs.  SEND   FOR  Sample Copy���free  110-112 N. Broadway, LesAifietos C*L  EAST AND WEST.  Optional routes east from  Kootenay Country  First-Class sleepers on all trains from  Arrowhead and Kootenay Landing  J^Tourist cars pas-* Revelstoke daily for St.  Paul, Thursdays for Montreal and Boston,  Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto.  Nelson to Toronto  85 hours: Montreal, 89 hours ; New York," nTI  hours, Winnipeg, 45 hours; Vancouver,J 30  hours ; Victoria, H5'hours.  2-DAILYTRAINS-2  To and from Robson, Trail, Rossland.  7.00 k Lv. NELSON Arr. 10.501c  15.45k Lv. NELSON Arr. 19.25k  Morning train daily  for  north aud main  line, and, except  Sunday, for  Sandon and  Slocan points.  KOOTENAY  LAKE-KASLO ROUTE.  Ex. Sun. ��� Sir. Kokanee Ex. Sun  KJ.UOkLv. NELSON-, An. 11.00k  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, lo Argv-nta  and return, leaving Kaslo at 20.00k.  KOOTEEAY  RIVER   ROUTE.  Daily. Strs Movie and Nelson. Daily  22.80k Lv. KELSON Arr. 2.30k  Connects Kootenay   Landing with Crow's  Nest Line trains.  4 hours-NELSoN TO  ROSSLAND--4 hours  For rates   and   full   information   address  nearest local agent.  C. E. Beasley, City Passenger Agent.  '    R. W. Drew, Agent, Nelson.  W. F. Anderson, E. J. Coy Is,  Travelling Pass. Agent,  Nelson, B.C.  Dist. Pass. Agon*,  Vancouver, B.( .  O'KELL & f  VV HEN you buy ���.  OKELL& MORRIS'  PrftSftfi/ftggj   MORRIS  oi   you get what are pure British Columbia'        Are absolutely the  o{   fruit and sngar, and your money is left at PUREST AND BEST  >o   home.  * Fruit Preserves  ana manufacturers  Agentsfor Manitoba Produce Company, Gold Drop Flour,  Wheat Manna, Manitoba Grain Co., M. R. Smith & Go's  Biscuits, Etc.  NEESON, B/:.C. ���:.'���.. jP. O. Box  m  m  rasasussiss^ffiSS

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