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 m  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  VOI,. III.  NELSON, B. C. WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 1899.  Nq.  1  THE NELSON ECONOMIST is issued every Wednesday  at the City of Nelson, B. G\, by.p. M. Carley. 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 ,inti>rest�� of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless  articles.  With this issue The Economist enters upon its third  year of publication, and a word ,as to its present and past  record might not be out of place at the present"  time. At no time hi its history has this paper enjoved  the same measure of success as now. With a constantly  -increasing subscription list and agreatly augmented advertising patronage, the publisher may, be excused if he .e-  gardsthe paper as being established on a permanently  paying basis. Several improvements have taken place,  ah of which necessarily meant an increased expenditure  buta largely increased business has justified, the additional  outlay. With regard to the policy of the paper, it will  continue the same in the future as in the past. It has no  ���excuse to make for the principles it has advocated, believing them to have been in the'-true interests of the Province  at large. Recent developments fully justify the frequently expressed opinion of this paper that the policy of  tne old administration was well calculated to encourage  development, and that any change in the administration  ot affairs would tend to retard progress and dwarf the  staple industry of the Province. The Economist believes that a return to the policy carried on by the Turner  government would be in the best interests of British  Columbia, and will continue to preach this doctrine until  the consummation is reached. Referring again to personal  matters, it may be said that several improvements in the  make-up of the paper are in contemplation, all of which  vvill be carried out with the view of still further enlar-ino-  the sphere of the publication and increasing its usefullnes "  We have to thank our friends for their generous patrona-e  m the pabt and trust we will merit a continuance of their  -favor.  THEpoliticalsituationpresentsuo new features this  week, as they say in the market reports. Joe Martin has  gone to California, where he will tarry untiJ the unsavory  odor of his Rossland escapade bouomes less offensive in  the nostrils of more circumspect members of society. But  like Banquo's ghost, Joseph's wanton exhibition will not  down. Mr. Semlin is posing as the great statesman in  whose gigantic brain originated the scheme for the undoing of the brawler, forgetting that the plot was hatched  by the insidious Minister of Finance. Mr. Cotton is  travelling through the country, ostensibly with the object  of looking after trails, roads and bridges, but really feeling the pulse of the constituents as, to the general effects of  the latest political developments. Mr. Cotton is ambitious  -and conceited, and with the erratic Attorney-General out  of the way it would not be surprising if the crafty Minister of Finance harbored an ungodly desire to become  Prime Minister of Bri tish Columbia one of these days. J11  Vancouver, where Mr. Cotton is best known, it is not  likely that he could be again returned, so in order to ac  complish his desire, he may be compelled to seek a new  constituency. The conduct of tne government has been,  so unacceptable to the people that it is doubtful if there is  one constituency in British Columbia so mean as to render homage to the Minister of Finance. If the charges  made by Mr. Martin can be conclusively established, not  only will the voters hesitate' before accepting Mr. Cotton  a< Prime Minister but will be pleased to relieve him of his  d itiesas Finance Minister. However, that is' another  story. The other member of shis ill-matched quartette,  Hon/J. Fred Hume, remains ominously silent, seemingly  content to let the brainy men of the Cabinet fight it out  among themselves. Mr. Hume has expressed a desire to  be relieved'from his duties as Minister of Mines, anci it is  only fair to admit that his constituents, and the people of  British Columbia generally, are ready to accept his resignation. " Mr. Hurhe has not been a startling success, and it  is not believed that his resignation would cast a pall over  the development of the mines of this Province.,, Not one  of the, other three appears to take Mr. Hume into account,  and it is doubtful if he is consulted on any matter affect-  ting the legislation of British Columbia. His management of his department has been a conspicuous failure.  He has not given any evidence of possessing the slightest  knowledge of mining affairs. In fact, Mr. J. Fred  Hume is generally regarded as a blight. His deception  in the matter of the eight-hour law only proves that he  can not be trusted. During his recent visit here he attempted to saddle the responsibility of this iniquitious  legislation on the shoulders of his colleagues, while the  records bear ample testimony that he alone was the real  offender. In order to curry favor with the red-mouthed  anarchists, he made promises which he never expected to  be��ealled upon to fulfill, but when driven into his corner,  he acceded to the extravagant demands of the wreckers.  This was the only act that was ever fathered by the Minister of Mines, and its evil results are too well known to  demand further discussion. Suffice it to say, British  Columbia has been thrown back years in the race for  commercial and mining supremacy. What was once a  prosperous industry is now lagging, and capital finds in  mining investments that insecurity which is certain to  have its ill effects. We have fallen into the error that  crippled New Zealand and was the cause of the withdrawal  of large amounts of capital from that colony. Capitalists  are always sensitive, and where they find what was good  law to-day will be bad law to-morrow, they will hesitate  before making investments.  So stands the situation. .Measures which have been  enacted by the present incapable government are not supr  ported by any tolerable appearance of argument.,Previous  legislation was enacted with due observance to the requirements of the province and the people. The best expert  experience was availed of in order to place the mining regulations of British Columbia in shape to meet the requirements of the workers and the investors. Almost in  the twinkling of an eve chaos has come again, and we are  now confronted with a condition of affairs that will require the ablest statesmenship to reduce to order.   ,  Not the least interesting feature of the present political  crisis is the fact that the  Lieutenant-Governor   is  away THE ECONOMIST.  !-,  w  �����  I  K  i  f  I;  from home.     It is expected that 'he will return from, the .  North   in   about   ten days, his stay in the Atlin district,  not having been contracted by the  news of the political  tangle    at    home.      A    complete   report   of  the   crisis  ff  in  the   Cabinet   was  sometime   ago   forwarded  to   His  Honor, and has reached   him   long ere  this.    There   is  much speculation as to what he will do on his return,,and  strange  as   it may   seem,   there is an opinion freely  expressed   in  some quarters i hut he will call upon his  own  son, Mr. W. W. B. Mclnnes, to form a government.   The  peculiar construction which the Lieutenant-Governor has,  been in  the nabit of placing on the   constitution   has no  doubt given   rise to this surmise.     No man   had   ever  greaWfaitri in another than His   Honor has in his   own  son, and it would not be strange if he gave evidence of his  belief in   what   is   due his own family by calling upon,  his son to  form  a  government.   There are  doubts  expressed  as to the durability of a coalition, even if any  member of the Opposition could be induced to   go over to .  the " piebald aggregation." ,  One of the strongest arguments against Chinese immigration is the circumstance that so many really estimable  kitchen maids have been driven to the stage to earn a  livings One of these exasperated the audience at,the  Opera House the other evening by singing, " She was the  e-dool ah me'art.''  The total length of railways now in operation in Russia  is 26,750 miles. Additional mileage to1 be completed in  about two years will give 34,150 miles. Nearly all (he  railways in Russia have been constructed with a view to  their advantage in the event of war.  submissively to whatever party might be in power. With  Mr. Taylor as  representative,   this   district could always  revel in that feeling of security which is born of being   on  =the winning side.    Mr. Taylor is a sure winner no matter'  which way goes the fortunes of political war.  Very little faith should be placed in the reports in some  papers that various mines throughout the district  have not been affected by the enforcement of the eight-,  hour law. These reports emanate from interested sources  and do not record the true condition of affairs. Their utter  disregard for truth induces the belief that the walking  delegate has turned newspaper correspondent.  Thr letter of P. A. O'Farrellin the Rossland Miner, de-  fiues the situation in the Kootenay exactly. He writes :  " The silver-lead mines in the Kootenays are no longer  hives of industry, affording good wages to the toiler, good  dividends,to the capitalists and,freight and revenue to the  railroads. There is gloom and poverty in a thousand  homes where a year ago was comfort, happiness and  money.1'  So. far the Liberal papers have been ..unable to answer  Sir Hibbert Tupper's charges of corruption in the conduct  of affairs in the Yukon.  ' A situation with the present Provincial Government  should not be regarded as a, life position. The Martin  outfit must go and so must all the incapable officeholders.  ft  ft-  S.',  ft \r  The city of Nelson will have another visitation of country editors, this time from the eastern   urovinces.     It   is  supposed that tliey are coming here to find   out for them-n  selves if the reported marvellous wealth of British Columbia editors has not been exaggerated.  Joe Martin has gone to California, presumably with the  intention of looking up new territory in which to exploit  his peculiar political theories.  To make political matters more complicated, the usually  amiable member for Revelstoke riding has goiie on the  warpath. He is yearning to possess himself of the scalp <>f  the editor of. the Revelstoke Herald, but so far without any  alarming degree of success.  fT has leaked out that the Government party in Nelson is  growing dissatisfied with the Mr. Hume's peculiar brand  of statesmanship, and that a movement is now on foot to  supplant the Minister of Mines. There is only one Government supporter in Nelson district who could hope to win in  view of the Government's well-merited unpopularity, and  that person is John Houston ; but John does not, seem to  be ambitious, so the Government people have about decided to offer up as a sacrifice that knight with the rueful  countenance, Mr. S. S. Taylor. Mr. Taylor's versatility  in a political way is what seems to recommend him to a  certain class. It is argued that no Government could make  a curve so sharp that Mr. Taylor could not follow, which  at the present juncture might be of great advantage. Mr.  Taylor could go into ecstacies in one moment over the  honorable record  of the GO. P., and in the  next  bo3  Sports who delight in dog fights might get much satis-,  faction if they attend church regularly   and .witness   the  methods of the church choir when they get down to business.  With-the new mail arrangements over the Crow's Nestv  Pass line, a great convenience will have been conferred on  Nelson business men.  Ontakio appears to be approaching a crisis in its political affairs. It is reported that Premier Hardy is about  to resign and that Hon. G. W. Ross will endeavor to rally  the shattering forcos of Liberalism in that Province.  AT the meeting of the City Council, last Monday evening Aid H. B. Thomson handed in his resignation as  member of the Board. Mr. Thomson had already resigned  his position as local manager for Turner, Beeton & Co., to  manage the affairs of a large syndicate that has recently secured the interests of Messrs. Veith & Borland at  150-Miie House, in the Cariboo country. The interests of  this syndicate are large and varied, including a general  jobbing, merchandise|and cattle business. As Mr. Thomson makes a success of all his undertakings, the future of  this important enterprise is already assured. It is not llat-  terv to state that no man in the Kootenay commands  more universal respect than H. B. Thomson. In every  movement which had for its object the best interests of the  community, he was prime mover, and his departure from  Nelson is a matter for regret. His position as local manager for Turner, Beeton & Co. will''be; taken by Mr. Criddle,  "'1  '   /.1  i THE ECONOMIST.  who is well and favorably known to the mercantile interests of the Kootenay.  Here is the way the San Francisco Report gets back at  Canadian politicians: "The standard of American  politics is usually regarded by our Canadian friends as at  a disgracefully low level, but it would be difficult indeed to  find in the whole United States a politician whose public  speeches were punctuated by as many profane adjectives  as that which the Hon. Joseph Martin of British  Columbia is credited with."  Through an error in judgment, last week,'we stated  that John Houston would attend the lawn tennis tournament at Victoria, and compete for championship honors.  We now ,wish to substitute the name of Ed. Phair for that  of Mr. Houston. Mr. Phair carried the lawn tennis championship belt of New Brunswick for many years, his right  to the honor never being disputed.  The visit of the Nelson lacrosse club to the coast  will take place early in August. The Nelson club  has vanquished everything in the Kootenay, and, like  Alexander, is sighing for more world's'to conquer. The-  coast teams must put forward their best players, for they  will meet foemen worthy of their steel.  The attention of what is left of the present Provincial  Government'is respectfully directed to the undue interest  that is being taken by certain Government officials in  matters political. ���   ,  An exchange, speaking of the marriage of a popular citizen, gives the age of the groom as 72, and says that for  " every one of these years he was a bachelor." A truly re-  markabie-'miuiT^eomparatively few are born in the full  bloom of bachelorhood.  The dirtipst and most unhealthy city/m the world is  Amoy, China. Any distinction claimed by Slocan City  in this direction is therefore null and void.  Agi'LNAI/do refers to Filipino, "the beloved daughter of  the ardent sun of the tropics," being opposed in her aspirations for independence by Spain, "as a loving mother  opposes separation forever from the daughter of her  bosom." But a loving mother does not usually sell her  daughter to an alien for a monetary consideration  The G rand Forks Miner..pay a this last tribute to Joe Martin : " The inglorious political career of Hon. Joseph  Martin .is Hearing a close. A few weeks more and his  discredited name will be but a pungent memory. The  way of the transgressor is hard. . No public man at one  period possessed a brighter future. His entry into the  British Columbia Cabinet augured well. The legislation  he had inaugurated in Manitoba gave many politicalv admirers the assurance that: lie would revolutionize the  mossback methods in vogue on the Pacific coast. For a,  time it lookad as,though he would justify every anticipation. Much of the legislation initiated by the Attorney -  General was of a decidedly progressive character. He  seemed to  have the interests of the province decidedly  at heart. Suddenly there came a change. The Attorney-  General quarrelled with his best friends, set their advice  at defiance, and made blunder after blunder. Even .law  makers are amenable to the moral, laws. An authority  on neuratics could find in Mr. Martin's career a subject  for an invaluable medical treatise. There is something  distressingly pathetic in the passing away of the Attorney-  General. ��� Even his friends as if to add to the triumph of  bitter enemies have deserted him in his last agonies. The  finishing touches will be added at a caucus of government  supporters to be held at Victoria on the 26 inst. ��� Farewell,  Joseph, Farewell!"  , An end should be put to the demoralizing practice of  having men'who happen to be committed to jail.for some  trifling offense marched through the town in chains in  charge of a man armed with a gun with which to shoot  people who, but for their chains and peculiar looking  clothes are equally as attractive looking as he is. It is  outrageous that the, labor of these unfortunates should be  peddled round the'streets in this way. It only serves to  harden an unfortunate offender, and the sooner the practice is relegated to the past the better.  Hardly a vacant building is  to be  (bund  in  Grand.  Forks, and the new ones which are goiug up in ail directions have nearly all tenants waiting to occupy them.  1 Discussing the proposed Imperial'protection policy,  the Ottawa Citizen says: Already there is a feeling in  Britain that free trade is not the success that its sanguine  advocates of half a century ago predicted. Cobden looked  forward lo the general adoption of free trade by the nations  of is.o earth, but Britain practically, stands aloue to-day  and is shut oiit h\nu the markets of other countries. To  that extent free trade has been a failure and Britain has  had to energetically search for " open doors'.' for her goods  in distant, lands, while she struggles at home against the  competition of goods " made in Germany," and other pro-  protectod countries. But while she is generously fighting for "open doors" in China, in.Egypt and elsewhere,  the other great manufacturing nations keep their doors  closed to her, take advantage of her "open doors," and  annex as much territory as they can, and keep a private  latch key for their exclusive use. This sort of thing cannot go mi forever. When Britain adopted free trade, conditions were very different from what they are now. Her  great colonial empire has since sprung into being, in a  trade sense at least, and we now have the anomaly of an  empire, the center of which is free trade, divided against  itself by tariff walls.  R. E. Gosnkll has purchosed the Greenwood Miner and  the job   printing  outfit   of the Greenwood   Printing Co.  Mr. Gosnell is a first-class newspaper man and   under his  direction the Miner should become a literary and liuancial  .���success.'  Toronto.. Saturday Nighlhus the following pertinent remarks: " The brethren of the cloth have opened a crusade  against the druggists who sell soda-water and soft drinks  on Sunday. By.'the time'.these dearly beloved pastors of  people get through minding other people's business they  will find a vast amount of leisure on their hands. Why  should not'druggists sell cooling drinks in order to make  it possible for them to keep open shop'for the sale of drugs ',  and the making Up of prescriptions? ��� Do the parsons in-  j tend to alienate everyone, ho has not no'w a collar-sore with  i> I* >  ..Ifr*'***^*''/  6  THE ECONOMIST.  3?  ,'���������/  - ���*.  ���1  is**  the burden of church debts and clerical associations?  There are few people in the city "who do as much for nothing as the druggists. Long hours, serious responsibilities,  and the competition of departmental stores," make their  business lives unhappy and unprofitable. Now they are  to have the preachers jumping upon them as if the selling  of soda-water were a crime. They will be thoroughly  justified in shutting up their shops entirely and letting  the people have colic and all the other ills to which the  human family is heir, without any response to the doorbell. When will people find out the glorious happiness  of minding their own business? When will the parsons  cease driving people from their churches by refusingsilght  liberties to the populace? When will laws cease to be the  machinery by which the idle and uncomfortable make  Life miserable for those who eke out an unprofitable business by attending to the small luxuries of the multitude?"  and a goatee. It is merely a matter of custom. It may  be that some day all priests in this country may elect to  wear beards."  In a recent speech at Cincinnati on the death of Col.  Egbert, who fell at the head of his regiment in the Philippines, Senator Foraker spoke of "the miserably incongruous fatality by which this champion of Cuban liberty  and independence was hurried around the globe to receive  a mortal stroke from the poor Filipinos, who at least imagine that they are fighting for liberty and independence."  There are many Americans who imagine the same thing  and Foraker knows it, for he stated on another occasion  that the war is unpopular.  Joe Martin's"Recessional."  h  hi  ���fl  u  W<  l��3  Iff  jfS.  i  h  ��'.  According to a return made by Hon. J. Fred Hume,  the Ymir Miner was paid $200 for some purpose at the  bye-election. This seems an exorbitant price for the service rendered.  The objection to the discussion ,of the eight-hour question by a Board =of Trade does not seem to be well-  grounded. This paper has condemned and still condemns  the debating of political matters by the Board of Trade,  but the eight-hour questiou does not properly come under  the heading of political subjects. There is no good.reason  why the Board of Trade should not take up this eight-  hour question and give a fair expression of their opinion  as to its effect on the business interests of the euuniry at  large. Gold Commissioner Turner's attempt to stifle free  speech is most reprehensible, and we hope never to hear  of it being repeated in a British possession.  Mr. Sifton's treatment of the charge made against  him may be best illustrated by three instances. One  charge reads "that the Hon. Clifford Sifton, the minister  of the interior, has been guilty of favoritism and partiality  in the administration of the laws and regulations applicable to the district of the Yukon, in the Northwest Territory." Mr. Sifton said in effect: " I am accused of favoritism and partiality. This is a very general charge. It  may mean that I simply, when making appointments,  prefer te give them to my friends and supporters rather  than to opponents. If that is the charge, I plot l guilty;'  it is not a matter of policy." This is substantially the  Sifton argument. But the charge itself was that the administration of the laws and regulations have been partial  and unfair, favoring some persons against others. Nothing more serious can be said against the minister than  this, and yet it was turned off in the light and trifling  manner above mentioned.  " Whether a priest shaves or not." says the Rev. Dennis O'Donoghue, vicar-general of the diocese of Indianapolis, " is largely a matter of custom. Two hundred  years ago priests, as a rule, wore beards. To-day in  Indiana the Capuchins, at Franklin, and the members of  the community of Notre Dame wear beards. In the  Orient the clergy all wear beards, and are likely to continue to do so for all the years to come, as fashions do not  change there. Many popes have worn beards. Cardinal  Richelieu wore mustachois and a goatee, such as today we would call an imperial. The founder of the Sul-  picians,   a   very correct religious order, wore mustachois  (Alter Kipling���Six weeks after.)  O, fickle public at my beck,  Just only one short year ago,  Why are you reaching for my neck?  Why strike me this last body blow ?  Just bear in mind my head's swelled yet ;,  Lest you forget, lest you forget.  Who came with carpet bag,in hand  '  With carpet bag and footsore feet? ri  Who put up a fight most grand, ,,  And bossed the Government complete ?  'Twas I, and I am not dead yet,  Just don't forget, just don't forget.  'Tis true I made an awful slip,  In talking politics as toasts ;  But then they took me on the hip���  And, O���O, I got some fearful roasts !  Me, "Fightin' Joe," the peoples' pet,  They now forget, they now forget !  For my colleagues have turned me down,  In spiteful envy of my fame ;  ,  The papers mock my fair renown,  And jibe at my euphonious name.  But Fll get Cotton Semliii yet,  Don't you forget, don't you forget!  ���Tom Two, in Grand Forks Miner.  Kettle River is steadily falling, going down six inches  one night last week.  Work  has commenced   on   the   new building for the  Presbyterian church at Cascade.  The loss uy the recent Columbia fire is estimated to be  about $10,000 above the insurance carried.  Dr. Doolittle is in Rossland watching the progress of  the second reading of the gas franchise by-law.  The Spokane Industrial Exposition management announce $2,000 in prizes for rock drilling contests.  John A. Coryell, of Grand Forks, has issued a new map  of Christian Lake mining camps, which is complete in  every particular.  t  1  i;  'h  I  1  .*!������.  fcj ���  "$81.  t\  m THE ECONOMIST.  f '.'__S  I presume men who have, been actively engaged in  newspaper and magazine work for years, who commenced  at the Jo west position in the editorial department, and  worked themselves up step by step, gaining knowledge  with experience, and thus acquiring a comprehensive  grasp of all the practical details of the profession will have1,  to step out and make way for these young men who bave  " mastered" in two years of study more than the actual  workers have absorbed in twenty years of hard labor. The  revolution in newspaper work that must inevitably ensue  from this innovation in collegiate traildng, will not, bo  noticeable for a year or two, and it may take the people a,  century or so to get a faint idea of its meaning, but it  must occur, because good sound sense and experience can  not hope to hold its owm in the face of' the instruction  furnished by professors, who don't, know the difference  between and imposing stone and lower case pica, and who,  if put to the test, couldn't tell, which of two odors came  from the ink keg or the glue factory. After the success  of ready-made journalists has been demonstrated, it is  very possible that the Chicago University will devote its  attention to the manufactureof statesmen and after awhile  there will be second-hand establishmentsdealingin ready-  made professional and business men of all kinds, and the  "handriiie-downs'" will become the recognized article of  commerce.   ��� ���  my mind, was an unmerited accusation, and not the real  solution of the perplexing proplem, so I asked ,a young,  man to enlighten me on the subject. He threw all the  blame on the young women. Nelson young women, lie  said, are not extravagant iu the way of entertaining their  gentleman friends, and demand everything without even  as much as inviting the young men out for an evening in  return. He went even further, remarking in a sort of a  stage whisper, that few of our young women know how  to dress for the opera. - A woman certainly owes it to the  gentleman who escorts her. to places of amusement to dress  becomingly and I believe this obligation is generally ob-'  served in Nelson., Nevertheless, I am uot disposed to  c< mmeu! on the remarks of my friend, but I would indeed bo pleased to have the young ladies write me in their  own defense.  The wisdom of reticence in correspondence was italicized  a 'few, days ago by an incident in a hotel sitting-room.   A  young man, after greeting an acquaintance,- began opening  and reading severalletters he   held   in   his, hand.     One,  closely   written on four sides, caused him   evident amusement, and turing with a  little laugh to his friend, he ,exr  claimed, " It's from a young woman who says   she   loves*  me!"   A young girl sitting opposite heard him and blushed  with sympathetic,shame.    Possibly she,  too, had sometime filled a sheet to a male friend with tender confidences  and it had been   rudely aud publicly desecrated, and even  her   letter itself perhaps had,been passed from one coarse,,  stranger hand to another!  tt is not my intention  to' belittle acquired   knowledge  ' or to underestimate, the value of a college education.   I  unequivocally   maintain ��that any thorough school training is of inestimable value when placed to.the nroper use.  but it is ridiculous and puerile to assert that it is strictly  essential.  The fact that there are  thousands of failures of  those who have had   every advantage in the way of education cai in no wise be construed as an argument against  the   acquiring   of   knowledge . through   text-books   and  teachers. It is impossible to   make a silk purse out   of a  sow's ear, and human ingenuity has never yet discovered a  way of education to take the place of brain.-).' That there are  many men of unquestioned ability who have utterly fuiied_  after a thorough educational   preparation for the duties of  life,   adds additional force to the truth that upon the man  himself and not upon that   which   is   pounded   into   his.  head, depends his success or failure.    Unfortunately there  are  those���and   they are  by  no means few in   numbers  ���who    labor   under   the   impression   that their college  course has fought the battle   of life   for   them,   receiving  their dipioma they have only to decide upon many advantageous   and   profitable positions   seeking them.     There  are those who could not succeed under any circumstances,  and an education only brings out more clearly their weakness of chaiwJter and paucity of brains.   .'''"  During a recent visit to the Opera House I was somewhat struck with the spectacle presented of a number of  young men being present unaccompanied by ladies. Why  this unusual condition of affairs, I asked myself? Not being competent to, answer the question to my own saris-  faction,! fell back on a lady friend for the desired information. She insinuated that our young men were a rather  impecunious, selfish lot, and preferred to waste their substance in riotous living and kindred enjoyments, if I may  designate dissipation an enjoyment, rather than contrir  bute towards the pleasure of their lady   friends.     This, to  The difference between the proprietor of our up to date  yellow journal and the newspaper publisher of a generation agone is that the fin desiecle journalist spends money  to startle the public by some sensational feat concerning  which he may devote pages of screaming description,  while his enterprising predecessor was content to confine  his prodigality to the hiring of talent and the purchase of  choice reading matter. Of this latter class was Robert  Bonner, founder of the New York Ledger, who died last  week in New York. He ever advocated the publishing  of the best articles to be secured regardless of cost and to  that principal much of the success of the Ledger was due.  He paid Henry Ward Beecher thirty thousand dollars for  Jnsjiovel, " Norwood," he paid Lord Tennyson iive  thousand dollars for a poem and Charles Dickens a like  amount for the onh story he ever wrote for an American  publication. One of the most popular writers in this  country at that time was Fannie Fern (Mrs. Parton)  whom Bonner offered twenty-five dollars a column for a  story, which was refused. lie afterward paid her one  thousand dollars for the ten-column story, " Fanny Lord."  During his life he spent over six hundred thousand dollars  in purchasing and breeding trotting horses but he never  raced one for money. A writer in San Francisco Town ,  Talk wonders if any of the enterprising .'newspaper publishers of to-day who indulge in suoli luxuries as fast  trains, special commissioners to interview the Shah of Shad,  and spectacular tug-boats would he willing to pay thirty  thousand dollars for a story? P. G.  ; -The'lofal company of {he .������Kootenay Rifles have secured  room's i n the Jo wet t Block, where'in-future' drill instructions will be held each.evening by Sergeant Carroll.  For Rent���The premises formerly occupied by  the B.  lb. P. Co.    Apply Temperance Hotel    '.  mumanhmamma  ssssmsamssmsisassam  flSVQ&KBUJHUluaumaeKaMKnan THE ECONOMIST.  THE PLAYGOING HAT.  ill':;  ��  �������������  1     :  I��  f  lis-  I  ���ill'  llli  I'll'  Hi-  Mi  I  li  m  -hi  2 k'  F went into a theatre to see a stirring play,  To medicine a mind perplexed wath worries all the day.  I paid a hard-earned dollar bill; and on my seat I sat,  In closet contemplation of the new Playgoing Hat.  *  There came two lovers on the scene, and stood awhile O. P.,  For all the happy bloom of youth, most beautiful to see;  But when it grew of interest to note, what they were at,  They passed beyond my optic's ken, behind that monstrous  Hat. ��� -...-'  I heard a villain cry " Ha,  ha!"  and   threaten  someone's  life;  I heard him stamp upon the boards, I heard him  whet   a  knife;  I heard a fight, but who survived, and who was laid   out  fiat,  I cannot even fairly guess���I only saw a Hat. ,,  I heard a loud alarum/and the people held their breath  To witness someone���name- unkown���stand  face  to face  with death;, . ,  Through shipwreck, fire���I   know   not   what���in   stolid  mood I sat,  The undismayed beholder of a most abnormal Hat.  I heard a loud resounding kiss, L heard her cry Othello!  But who kissed whom, or who cried out, I can't pretend  to know.  The people round me laughed and cheered.     I thought  the humour fiat;  One could not even see a joke behind tnat awful Hat.  Oh, women dear of Nelson town, Oh, maidens fair of face,  I pray you, don for daily   wear to  quaint   old-fashioned  grace;  Be thoughtful in your conduct towards the creature  man  for that  Becomes your beauty ten   times   more  than any   kind of  Hat.  LOST.  " Take  care of yourself, Dolly, and don't go astray   at  Dartmoor."  " My dear aunt, when once Tiger goes off, he never  loses sight of the hounds, so unless the whole pack goes  astray I shall be all right."  Dolly Lacy was a fascinating little Avoman, full of  pluck and daring, of love and gentleness. Men adored  her as a woman and delighted in her as a good comrade,  who never flattered them in the field or fussed at them if  they smoked in her drawing room. One man did more  than adore and delight in her, and that was Arthur Talbot, a captain in the regiment of which "Dolly's husband  was the colonel.  He betrayed himself to her one day, and after that  there was nothing for it but for him to exchange. He  had now been in India for five years, and Dolly had been a  widow four years and had never heard from  Capt. Talbot.  She was staying now with her uncle and aunt, an old  admiral and his wife, and the reason she had volunteered  to visit them just now was this: She had seen that four  companies of the Red Rangers, under the command of  Major Talbot, were to arrive in Plymouth in a trooper  that was due in about a week, so she had come down with  her hunter, Tiger, and the trooper had arrived/ and still  she had neither seen nor heard anything of Major Talbot.  There were dozens of men from the different regiments  in the garrison, and once or twice she thought she saw  him. Once she could have sworn to the turn of his head-  Once again she caught a fleeting vision  of   a  man   who  might   have  been   Arthur's father, the likeness was  so  strong.    Oddly enough, this elderly likeness of her life  was interested in her.  "Who's that woman on the brown bay?"   he asked   of.  another man.  " The woman on the brown  bay?"   repeated the local,  informant.     " She  is   the daughter or the niece or some-r  thing of the old admiral."  "Who's the old admiral?" the elderly likeness of Tal-.  bot persisted; while a lady with a high polished forehead-  who was riding with him interposed.  "My dear, what can it matter to you who   either   the  . woman or her uncle is? What a time they are finding the  fox!   I think I have had enough of this kind of sport. r I  shall go home.   You won't mind coming, will you, dear?"  " I think not. I've not had a run with the Dartmoor  hounds for many a iong day. , You can take Jenkins  with you.     I shall follow." -      r  They soon went away at a racing speed.   Dolly, in   the  excitement   of,  being   well up to the hounds in a strange ���  .country,   forgot the elderly   likeness   to her lover, forgot  everything, in fact, save that Tiger was carrying her   rip-  < pingly.     A bit of bright emerald green flashed into view.  Tiger rose to it as if it had|been a hurdle, jumped short and;  sank to his hind quarters in one of Dartmoor's most paralyzing bogs.  Dolly slipped from her saddle into a whirlpool of mud  that presently touched her to her waist. ' Tiger clambered  out and was galloping wildly backward and forward, flinging his head upland whinnying with all his might to call  attention to the dire distress of the rider.  " See that horse galloping by us?"   the local   informant  asked presently of the elderly likeness of Arthur   Talbot...  "He's riderless, by  jove!   The woman you were  asking  about must be bogged." "  He caught at Tige 's rein as the latter swooped by, and  the little horse, after a kick and plunge or two, lagged and  hung back in the opposite direction.  " Let the horse lead us," said the man who  looked   like  Arthur Talbot, but older.     "For   heaven's   sake,   make  , haste, or we may be too late."  " Probably we are,' the other man said cooly. " Mrs.  Lacy is a well-plucked one. She'd hold on to the last.  When she slipped from Tiger, she was probably near the  finish."  "Mrs. Lacy!"  " Yes, old Burroughs' niece. Didn't L tell you she  she was a pretty widow, rich and free as air and as sweet  as the freshest air that blows?"  Tiger, released, galloped back to where he had left his  mistress She was up to her shoulders now, half dead  with terror. But in a moment Arthur Talbot recognized  the sweet, panic stricken face and the tiny hands that  were beating the air in such a futile, frantic fashion.  " Dolly!" he cried. He was off his horse, holding out  his arms to her. She felt herself drawn out from the embrace of the grasping mud. Saturated with 'mud as she  was, she Hung her arms around his neck as her feet  reached firm ground, and with a whimper of intense happiness she sobbed out:  " My own darling Arthur, I'm so cramped. Do hold  me tight. I thought you were by me just now when you  came to the meet, but I was'.puzzled by the ugly woman  with the bony forehead who called you 'dear.' I'll tell  you, I'd willingly be bogged again to-morrow to be saved  by you,'' she said gayly. " You must come home with  rne now and me introduced to my uncle, AbniiralBur-  roughs, and my aunt."  "We,have always been the best friends,, and my esteem  ���   for you"��� .., '  ''  "Best friends���esteem!"  she interrupted.  "I cannot feel or express any stronger feeling.    There  is a barrier"���  "A barrier?  No!    My  husband   died four  year3 'ago,..  .'�� THE ECONOMIST.  9  There is no dishonor now in   your loving  me. , Nothing  can come between us"���  , "Excepting Mrs. Arthur Talbot," he cut in confusedly.  "Dolly, I was mad with love for you, frightfully hard up,  and she and her dollars came in the way"���  " She is the woman with the forehead   I   spoke of  as  bony."  ^   " She is." o    '  00il I am sorry you pulled me out of the bog,   Major   Talbot." '    ' .      '  Then she waved her hand to him and rode away,   leaving him with the pleasing reflection that he  had spoiled  the life of a woman who had been   weak enough  to love  and to be faithful to   him  through   five long,   mistaken  years.  TOO LATE.  Ralph Willoughby sat in an arm-chair in the club smoking room thinking���thinking hard. It was about some-  ���thing, that Thornton, who had just left, had said. .Thornton had said:  . " I say, old man,   I met your wife the other day���hadn't  .seen her since you were married���it's  about   eight   years'  ���  -ago now, I suppose?���and, by Jove, I scarcely   recognized  her ! How tremendously she's altered."  "Altered���how?"  asked Willoughby.  " Well, she looked so ill���awfully ill���and���and "  "And what?  " Well, unhappy, old man,   I thought.     In  fact,   as   I  told you, I couldn't believe it was that same smiling little  Ellis girl whom I used to meet at dances."  ��� And  now   Ralph   Willoughby   was   ruminating  over  those   remarks of Thornton's.     The curious   thing   was  that he had not noticed himself that his wife looked at all  unwell. Once or twice lately, it is true, it had   struck him'  that she was getting very plain, but nothing more.     Still,  Thornton's   impression   must   have   been  the right one.  " And unhappy."     That was what   worried   him   most.  Could   it   be  possible   that she was not happy?     It   had  never occured to him to think about that before.   ��� " That  same  smiling  little Ellis girl   whom I  used to meet at  dances." gThese words had touched a chord in his memory.  He closed his eyes, and saw her again as she   was on  the  night when he had proposed to her.    Ah! And he remembered,   too���what a  blunt, inconsiderate   wretch   one's  memory is! ���how, when he had declared that she was  the sweetest little girl he had ever met, she had said.  " Ah,-, you love me for my looks.     If I were  ugly you  would not care for me."  And he had denied it at the time���had sworn that it  was i lot so. Now he realized with a start that she had  been right. For, of late, there was no doubt that he had  felt not the slightest affection for her. At times the  sight of her nad almost repelled him. , They had. become  estranged. He never petted he>' .now, never used a word  of endearment. In fact, when he came to think of it, he ���  had been a bit of a brute. For how could the poor little  woman help getting ugly. It, no doubt, pained her even;  more than him. Thornton had said she looked unhappy;  in all probability: she was unhappy. Left alone all day,  while he was in the city, how terribly dull it must have  been for her. It would have been different, of course, if  there had been children. Perhaps that too had been a  secret trouble to her. He recollected now, with a pang of  remorse, that oncej when they had had words, he had  been cad enough to twit her with that. Even in the evenings, again, he would as often as not go~off to the club  And when he stayed at home he scarcely exchan ged a  word with her. What a selfish beast he had been! He  had never even taken the trouble to think whether she  ^was happy or not. And she, being a woman, and having  little to occupy herself, had consequently all the more  time for reflection, and doubtless constantly thought of  the difference between then and now. Well, he felt  grateful to Thornton for the rude awakening he had given  him. He rose and put on his hat and coat. He had  made a resolution. He would go home at once, and, for  the future, he would treat his wife as he he used to in the  early days���with all the affectionate words and caresses of  the honeymoon days. Poor little woman! He had half  a mind to ask the waiter to punch his head.  It was with a light heart that Ralph Willoughby left  the club.     There was to be a renaissance of love.  He surprised her looking over some tradesmen's account  books.  " Oh,"is that you?   Your're early!" she said.  " Yes, dear little woman," he replied; " I thought it, a  shame to leave you all alone, darling." ^���^  And he patted her cheek, and kissed her quitg tenderly.  "Another night, Ralph, I wouldn't have quite so much  to drink.     Hadn' t you better go to bed ?''  He felt as if he had been stabbed. He looked at her.  Bah !   She was ugly���terribly ugly.  He went to bed.  A Satisfactory Sentence.  "Your worship," said the wily solicitor, who was defending the stalwart prisoner in the dock, " you canuot  possibly convict my client of housebreaking. I submit,  sir, with'all deference, that neither morally nor legally,  can you convict him.     I will tell you why.  " Mr. Sikes, here, as the evidence clearly proves, did  not break into any house at all. He found the parlor,  window open, as the .witnesses admit, and all he did was  to put in his right arm and remove some unimportant articles. Now, sir, Mr. Sikes' arm is not he himself, and I  fail to see how you can punish the whole individual for an  offence committed by only one of his limbs."  "Very well, sir," said the cautious Solomon of the  bench. " I have heard of a similar defence before today, so I find the prisoners arm guilty, and sentence it to  six month's imprisonment. The gentleman himself can  accompany it or not, as he chooses. Mr. Clerk, read the  sentence." ;  Then Mr. Sikes smiled a 14-inch smile, and the plan of  the,defence became apparent, as he quietly proceeded to  unscrew his guilty cork arm and leave it in the custody of  the court���Tit-Bits.  Easily Recognized.  Charles Dickens delighted to tell stories of John Fqrster,  the writer and editor with whom he was much associated.  Mr. Forster had so peremptory and so decisive a manner  that it impressed all who came in contact with him. His  servants were kept in perfect and almost abject submission to his wishes, and yet he showed many kindnesses  to them, and they were greatly attached to him.  The story runs that on one occasion a cabman called at  the printing office and was unable to give the name of the  person who had ordered him to come at a certain hour,  without fall.  The office porter asked for a description of his fare, and  tho cabman stated that he was " a stout gentleman." To  this the porter replied that there were several stout men  in the office and inquired whether this one was tall or  short.  " I don't know which you'd call him," returned the  cabman. ] " I don't take special notice; but there can't,be  two like him;   he's that there harbitrary cove!"i  The porter summoned Mr. Forster without hesitation  and found he had made no mistake. When the story  leaked out nobody enjoyed it more than the " harbitrary  ove" himself. 10  THE ECONOMIST.  IP  fa-  18 ��'  Hi  '1 j'<!  i  !  I- i  J i:  ���I  Hit  MM  If* i '  is'  4ft  '!.-.;. r  k';  VJ  t!  fes li  &  #  I  The Shipping Point for Goat Mountain Mines  on the Crow's Nest Pass and Bedlington  and Nelson Railways.  The Centre of One of the Finest Agricultural aud Fruit Growing Districts in West Kootenay.  For Information and Hrice List Apply to  OR TO'  MALLANDAINE,  Agent,  GRESTON, B.C.  L. A. HAMILTON,  Land Commissioner C. P. R.,  WINNIPEG, MAN.  FAMOUS AERATED WATFRS.  St. Alice Natural Mineral Water, Ye  Olde Fashioned English Ginger Beer.  ...THORPE'& COMPANY, Limit��  Victoria.     Vancouver.    Nelson.  HERE AND THERE.  When Sara was Young-.  Just thirty years ago Octave Ffiiillel, in a letter   to   his  , wife, drew tin? following pen picture of Mine.   Sara  Bernhardt, then nl the   beginning of her career, says the New-  York Sun :  " A queer girl, indeed, is Sara. it is the first time in  my long career that f have met with a genuine actress, a  comedienne of the eighteenth century, elegant, eccentric,  insolent and bold.  " Contrary J/> the habit of all other actresses, she comes  to I he rehearsals in full dress, or at least in a toilet arranged after her own fashion. She always wears .velvet  ���a. velvet dress, a velvet hat, a scarf of black lace over her  shoulders, and a little ruffled .collar.'- In this way, with  her hair, like that of a poodle dog, and with some fresh  flowers in her hand, she repeats her ;p.-i::t wit?) care and  somber ..'gravity, ami; occasionally..'with attitudes a la  Bach el. At the close of the act she prances about like a  ballet girl,1 skips upon one foot and then sits down at the  piano to accompany herself while singing a queer negro  air. She has a very sweet voice. Then she gets up and  begins to walk about with long strides,- like a clown,  laughing in everybody's face and chewing chocolate  candy, with which she always has her pockets rilled.     At  times she takes out a little case in which there is a small  brush, which she runs over her lips, to give them a ruby  color, after which she laughs, shows her.white teeth and  recommences to munch her chocolates.   ,  " Nothing could be more amusing than to see Croi/ette  and herself, after a rehearsal running out followed by  their mother.--.. Th ���.' start off like frightened hares  with their heads up and their Liabage hats thrown back  upon their enormous bl.iude wigs. Swinging their little  umbrellas, they talk and laugh loud enough to make people turn around and stare at (hem. At last they go into  Chiboust's confectionery shop and there stuff themselves  with cakes."  Mrs. Barbara Moon.  She is full of memories, is old Mrs- Barbara Moon, of  Bolveiid.ert, England.: She is creeping close on to her  90th year, and old Father Time has dealt with her body  almost as severely as he usually-.does- with persons of her  age, but her ruinrl is as clear and bright to-day as it ever  was and the memories stored up in that mind make belabour/ as interesting an old woman as one would wish to  find., ���' .'... ";'       " -V    ':-....'" _      .'.    / ���'  Her father was a color sergeant in the Third Battalioi(i|l|;  Bifie Brigade and served throughout the Peninsular Wa'rl^'.  His little daughter imbibed military idearand tactics from THE ECONOMIST.  11  UBSCRIBE  ��� ��� ���  '"..The  "oc^asjw*  conomist  $2 Per Year to Any Address,  the time she was old enough to totter from ^one chair to  the other and she does not forget that she is a soldier's  daughter and a soldier herself at heart.  She was born in Gibraltar and when she was only 4  years of age she followed her father to the field of Waterloo.  The gallant soldier was wounded by a nine-pound shot,  from the effect of which he afterwards died.  Mrs. Moon, of course, remembers little or nothing of the  details of battle, but she has a distinct recollection'of being  in a baggage-wagon with her mother and, besides that,  the mere fact that one has been present at such a battle entitles one to distinction.  After Waterloo she went to England and began her  peaceful little life there. When some 60 or more years  ago she married Philip Moon she went toiiveatBolvenden  and has remained there ever since.  The old lady, who has been bedridden for two years, has  been n very hard-working woman. Her husband was  blind for a longtime before he finally died, 14 years ago,  and it was no small task for her to keep up the household. ' - ���   .  Five of her 11 children are still surviving and are proud  of the fact that their mother is probablythe only living  woman who.was present at the great battle of Waterloo,  The Empress and Her Hai^Dresser.  An amusing anecdote is told of the pride the Empress of  Austria took in her magnificent   chesnut  tresses,   which  fell   down   to  her   ankles.     She   used to have her   hair  brushed for hours every day.     Her Majesty was   particularly anxious that the dresser who brushed her long braids  should avoid pulling out a single   hair.    This,  of course,  was an  impossibility, and the unfortunate maid concealed  carefully in the pocket of her apron any   hair  which   became entangled in the brush.     One   day   the   Empress '  happening to glance into the looking-glass before which  ^js sat, caught sight of the maid concealing a small roi  hair, in   the  above-described   fashion.    Jumping up  COPY.  from her rocking-chair, Her Majesty grasped he attendant's hand, exclaiming:  " I have caught you at last!' Yon are ruining my hair!"'  With a presence of mind which would have done honor  to an expert diplomat, the maid replied unhesitatingly: "I  implore Your Majesty to forgive me; it never happened  before. I only wished to have some of my sovereign's hair  to put in the locket which ray little girl wears around her  neck as a talisman."  Whether the Empress believed this clever invention or  not 1 do not know, but, shrugging her [|sb.apelygshoulders,  she resumed her seat, laughing heartily, and the.next day  she presented her maid with a locket euriched with  diamonds, say ing:, with a mischievous twinkle in- her  eyes:  '"I think this is the kind of talisman your little   daughter deserves for having such a clever mother."  The Doctor's Servant.  Calino, the French Mrs. Partington, does not amuse so  much by the confusion of his words as by the quaintness  and unintended plainness of his remarks. He entered  the service of a well known doctor, who, after Calino had  been buying hay for his horses, for a while, made up his  mind that the hay ..was worthless. .���''���"..���;.���  " That is very poor hay that you've beeti  buying,"  the  doctor complained.  : " But the horses eat it, sir," said Calino.  "No matter ;, it's bad hay."  " Yes, sir," said Calino, respectfullly. '.'.I'll change it.  I know you are a much better judge of hay than the  horses are!"   ���"������'"������:'".' ���",.-���.������,'���  One day the bell rang, and Calino came in.  "A patient has arrived, sir," he reported.  " An old patient or. a. new one?"   asked the doctor.  " New one, of course, sir," said Calino. ;." The old ones  never come back!"  Calino admired very much the beautiful teeth of a lady  among his master's patients.  " Ah!" he exclaimed. 4'Her teeth are as fresh, and  sound, and white as a new-born baby's!" &  i..��wy��^wwi-' ���"  2  THE ECONOMIST.  {^%/<&^/&/%/%^'\��/%/��i^^  OHN SVIcLATCHIE  n  til  a- f  1  I!  .,. i  I*. -  l&ji I  p 1  V, '  *    f  HI  It   '  1  ft  a:  PS  IV  r,  I I  ���si )  ���ir  ��� (���  KNb  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Merchants  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .    BRANCHES AT    .  kOSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL NELSON KASLO  THREE FORKS SLOGAN CITY  >g SAJNOUIM I IlKCfi  l-UKKS SLUUAiN  CITY A  *   *   B 4-       B^    .*���* ^t *> s~* V~l *"fc *if     S~< ��   I f ^\ So*k 4T\ f��  W1  I  enay buig  o  *  WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL D��ALE~.R3  iN  .1SCHEV  I  ��       Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices. ��� -i;  |       Mail orders receive careful attention. "    ' ,       |  |'     Nothing bnt fresh and wholesome meats and supplies   $  y   kept in stock.    �� - ��� ��� f  *  *  C TRAVES, Manaaer.  7 ��4  I  *  <7* ��I����??7i?7/�� <?�� <jwt�� *?��. ^w)svn ,?: ^ ;R7rw?>. /h^S^r. A vjs. ^r .^^Tfr^vyr^T^ywVcvfrv/wJn7?wi��v1lwf%7tc>|\'iw^7iv^" ;;.-,|'w,wK"/^cTin /JwS'  i-n'A^'j.awj m.,Mi'jjj'nf ���grsr^.TS7^jxjwmaa��i>v^^>��.j-.^..>^r7w^^..^��x^T'.7^-rr^^r^'" *^rrr~n���  5��^_-jt^;:v ^:p.j[^j9u(t^3:^.i..-".avr^ru3>^J  taagaBtg'j.m^.xaarjir'am.imt.'w ^.^.*.^CTC-n;��^'^Tr^��c'rr,~Jrria��^v^;xTOr���.^  O    9  ��� J  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. 98.  /3/VD  "/V^  e  ��  Agents tor  VICTORIA   COLONIST  SEATTL.K TlMJES  S..F. BuiitiETrN  A.I/L  Nelson Economist  Nelsox Miner, ^  Victoria Times  Tohonto Maj r, and Emiuuf.  Toronto Farm and Fjresi de  New York Sunday World,  And Other Peiuodioai.s.  FRESH  CaiEVdrffla Frails  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelsin B,��  CLUB  HOTEL  r="^v  Corner Stanlcv and Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer, io cents  E. J.  Curran, Proprietor.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVED : NTS.  Greenhorn Fraction Mineral Chiim, situate  in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Wiere located : .On east side of Ea^le Creek,  between the Poorman, White and Granite  Mineral Claims.  Take notice that L John McLatchie, Free  Miner's Certificate No. B 11,101, actinias agent  for E. CVNelson. Free Miner's Certificate No.  ]> 11,277 and .T. P. SAvedbenr, Free Miner's Certificate No. B 11,218, intend", sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining lie-  cordcr for a Certificate of. Improvements, for  he purpose of obtaining u Crown Grant of  the above claim. And further take notice  that action, under section 87, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate  of Improvements.  Dated tliis 80th day of May, 1899.  John McLatchie.  Ill  fflOTHW CANDY FACTORY,,,  Supplies the Trade  Avith Choice  ��  'ANDIES.  C. A.  WIDRSAIER,  Prop.;;  East Baker St. g^N^lson  eaningand DyingEstablishmenf  Ladies*  and Gent's   Clothing   Cleaned Dyed,  Altered and Repaired.   Rear  of Clarke Hotel.  Received Da!!y.  f        S.   D.   PIERRE,   Prop.  ^-ir- --r.-  -am- ..  ^wroTrb'Wimro'wro'WT^  mnnQ  KOOTENAY LAKE SAW MILL  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  G, O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   a'nd j Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson   Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Rendryx Street. jTurned Work.  ���ouuiuuLOJUui jl^^ sm {  O. M. Rosendale has  returned   from  a business trip to New York city.  Charles   Prosser   will    nituiaare   the  Waverley Plotel.  The annual  picnic of St.   Saviour's  Sunday School was held yesterday,,  Mr.! R. R. Hedley has returned, frerh  the Old Country with his bride.    The  employees of the   smelter  presented-  Mr. and; Mrs. Hedley with a handsoip-^  case of silver spoons and forks. V** '  Si  fli  I:  MHiMuiMMiuiiiaiijiyamitaftaiBttB THE ECONOMIST.  13  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  ei  .Star Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division of,West Kootenay Di.stric!.  Where Located: J-tehveen Sandy and Eagle  ('reeks, about l% miles s��.��ul.h-east. of the Poor-  man mineral claim.  Take notice that.l, John Md.atchie, tree  miner's certificate No. B 11,820. acting as  agent tor Oscar Johnson, Free Miner's Certificate No. 21,712 A. Mike Johnson, Free Miner's Certificate No. 2.3,241 A, and .John Blom-  " erg, free miner's certin"cafe No. 21,791 A, in-  r?nd, 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 of improvements.  J OH N McL ATCHIE, P. L. S.  Dated this 30th day of June. 1891*.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  THEO. MADSON  Largest Tent and Awning Factory in  Onix, Humboldt. C. & K., Josie and Pree-  mont Mineral claims, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located : Un south bank of Kootenay  Ri\rer and on the East side of Eagle Creek.   .  Take notice that I, Robert Scott Lennie, as  a^ent for the Golden Five Mines, Limited,,;  (non personal liability), of Nelson. B.C., free  miner's certificate No. B 11,617, intend, sixty  diysfrom Hie date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Rec ��rder for a certificate of improve-,  ���nents, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim. And further talce  notice that action, under section' 37. must be  commenced before the issuance of such eerti-  licate of improvements.  Dated this 8th day of July, 1899.  NOTICE.  ia  Boots, Shoes and Rubber Goods and general stock of Miners'  Supplies. Op p. PostofflCe.  Isewhere  Come in and   inspect   our   stock  of Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furnishings.  Noti'-e is hereby given that 30 days from the  23' d day of June. 1809. th..�� Head Offices nf the  Old Dominion Mining and Development Company, Limited Liability, Avill be changed from  Rossland, B. C, to Nelson, 13. C.  Dated at Nelson, P>. C, this 14th day of June,  1899. . *  The Nelson lacrosse club will visit  the const in September and will cross  sticks with teams at Victoria, Vancouver. New Westminister, arid  Nanaimo.  OMPANY, Ld  iporters-of Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  ��� t; ���'���.: ':' '^  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Prints Everything  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  elopes  usiness Cards  Visiting Cards  enu Cards  Receipts  -At���  PRICES  COMPLETELY  F-SIGHT  Be Convinced.  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION!  STREET, NELSON, B. C.  te&  fej?  3*ttS > As-AM'aiKfiwMtu
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Tom Hood, the punster, once iIcm-
6ribed the meeting of a mnn ainhilion,
and, in doing st», he seti-.i: "'The man
rail of with all his might and the lion
with all his mane."
Jones—1 hear that over half the
members of the New Women's Club
have resigned within tiie past two days.
I wonder what's the matter? Smith
—Why, they held theirfirst "smoker"
two nights ago.
imperial Mineral Claim, situate in'lhu Nelson Mining Division of. "West 'Kootenav District. Where located, : On east .side of'iiaHc
Creek, about two and a-half miles soutliCHsfof
Poor man Mineral Claim.
Take notice that I, John McLatch'ie, Free
Miner's Certificate No. B li,3«2(i acting as agent
lor J. P. Swedberg, Free Miner's Certificate
No. H. 11,213 and.7. W. Johnson, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 2l,78o A, intend si.vtv daws from
tlie date hereof, to apply to the 'Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvement-s^or
the purpose of obtaining a Crown CJrant ot the
above claim.
-And further take notice that action, under
section :-!7, lanst- bo commenced before tne issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this twelfth day of June, 189!).
■   ' John' McLA/r-rinrc.
xpress and Draying
Slaving purchased the express and dray in
business of J. \V. Cowan, avc are prepared to
doall kinds of work in this line, and .solicit
the patronage of the people of Nelson. Orders
left at D. McArfhur «fc Co's store: northwest
corner I?:iker and Ward streets, will receive
prompt attention.   Telephoned.
" [fahegets the bonnet," ■mused the
sensible man, " there'll be the milliner
to pay. If she doesn't get it there'll
be tiie devil to pay. Of the two, I
gih ss the, milliner is likely to be the
more reasonable.?'
t     a
Josephine Street
The Small Boy—(Jan'fc 1 bring in
some of the fellows to look at my baby-
brother? The Trained Nurse --.Mercy,
no! The Small boy—Uinph! Anyone
would think, to hear you talk, that he
belonged to you.
aN>   S00 LINE
h PiiINSI_l
Option 11-routes ra-tf .from
Kootenay Country
Kirst-{Jla«s sleepers onal! train-; irom
Arrowhead and Koots-iay Landing
Touns:. cars pas-; II "velstoke dailv for Hi,.
Paul. Thursdays for Montreal and Boston,
Tuesdays and Sa t urdtiys for Toronto.
elson to Toronto
So hours : Montreal. S9 hours ; New York, 101
hours, Winni >eg, •]■"> hours; Vancouver/ :?o
hours ;  Victoria, :r> hours.
all   Paper      2-DAILYTRAINS-2
He (as they are seated in a quiet nook
near the links)—Are you quite sure we
never met before the season? She—
Yes; quite positive. Me -And you
haven't a, sioter? She—No: why do
you ask? He—Well, I'm positive 1
hugged that shirt-waist before, some
>k  Store.
An inspector, explaining to a elass
that the land of the world was not
continuous, said to the boy who happened to be standing nearest to him:
11 Now, could your father walk round*
the world?" "No, sir," was the
prompt reply. " Why not?" " Because he's broken his le<£," was the altogether mi looked for response. -
16 Pages, with Heavy Cover EVERY WEEK.
Mining Journal on the PACIFIC COAST.
Subscription $2 a Year.  Single Copies^ cents.
ple Copy—free
110-112 hi. Broadway, Los Anoeles Cal.
To and from Rot) on, Rossland.
7.00 k  Lv. NELSON A rr.  10.50k
l.-j.-tok T v. NELSON Arr. li).25k
Morning train daily  for  north and main
line via Robson. mid, except   Sunday,   for-
Pandon, f.Slocan points and m,.in     line   via
Ex. sun.   .   '      Sir. Kokancc Ex. Sun
IG.UOkLv. JNEL.-ON An.Jl.00k
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, to Argent a
and return, leaving Kaslo at 20.00k.
Daily. Strs lloyio and Nelson. Dailv
22.30k L,v. Is ELSON Arr. 2.30k
Connects Kootenay   handing with  Crow's
Nest Line trains.
I hours—NELSuX  TO, ROSSLAND—hours   1
For rates   and   full   information   address
nearest local agent, or  '
C. E. Beasley, ('ily RasHeiigcr Agent.
R. W. Drew, Ag< nt, Nelson.
W. F. Anderson, E. J. Coyle,
Trav. Pass. Agent, A. G. P. r\Kunt.
Ncls-on.B.C. Vancouver,")'.C:
O'KELL & r
Nolicc is hereby given that J, \V.(J. Robinson, intend to apply to the Board of Licensing
Commissioners of the City of Nelson at their
ne:a sitting thirty days after date for ;i transfer from me to Solomon .Tonus, Nelson, B. (;.,
of the license held by.me for the sale of liquors
by retail at the Royal Hotel, situated on lots
3 and 4, Block 29, Nelson, B. C. .
Dated this Uth day of June, 1899. .!.'.-
W.G. Robinson. .
V.Y  HEN you bny " . •
-—- : Preserves® Ai°RR|s
c{   youg.'t yh.-J, are pure Briti-h Columbia* Are absolutely the
o(   irmt :iii<: sugar, and your money is left at pnDrcT A ,TT; „-<_,,*
Vq    hom<-. PUREST AND BEST
■- Fruit Preserves
Near JPhair.iHotel, Victoria Street Nelsou.
I Brokers and Manufacturers'Agents.
11       Agents for Manitoba Produce   Company, Gold   Drop Flour,
;']   Wheat Manna,   Manitoba   Grain Co.,   M.  R.  Smith  &   Go's
|.| Biscuits,.'Etc> ■        • v.'..:-
II ,       NELSON,: B. C.      ■'.:.    P. O. Box 498.


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