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Array ^^^^^^^^^e!^^ff^*^^^**^<3*���^*ti jal^LiJiSE  ""'  '"'   "' ���   ,, i.   iii -   - ., ,., ������iritijll���rwTH��WW��<WWM^^^  ECONOM  i��>.  VOL. III.  NELSON, B. C, WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER i, 1899.  NO.  16  ,.iii8 "*-���  77/2? NELSON ECONOMIST is issued svery Wednesday  at the City of Nelson, B: C, by D. If. Carley. Subscription : $2.00 per annum ; if paid m 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 carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless  articles. , '   ���  ' ''  Notice.���There are several hundred readers of - The  Economist behind in their subscriptions. No doubt this  is attributable to neglect and fill that will be required to  ensure a hasty response is this gentle reminder.  ^TT^HE unusual activity at the present time  anion**  1  al election. The object is apparently to take a snap  judgment. Already members of the liberal cabinet  have gone upon the warpath, and the writers of cam-  ' paign literature are engaged night and day at the  principal centres manufacturing statistics for the use  of the Liberal orators. Sir Wilfred Laurier is, making  a tour of Ontario, and in Manitoba, Sifton, Fraser  and others are delivering speeches in every town. It  is understood that if the severity of the criticism of  the Government's management of the Transvaal expedition subsides, the election will take place in January. The disinclination of the Laurier Government  to send troops to the Transvaal has been denounced  in the most scathing terms, especially after his frequent protestations of loyalty to the Empire.' The  Government has shifted in every position it took in  the matter, Sir Wilfrid Laurier going so far as to announce in the Toronto Gmhe that the Government  had not the power to send Canadian troops out of the  countrv.  As Sir Charles Tupper  pointed   out,   in   a recent  speech at Toronto, the Liberals  are now convinced  that Sir Wilfrid lost the   best  opportunity  th?t   had  been presented in his life of showing  that the fervid  declarations of loyalty which he   had proclaimed   of  Canada to the interests of Great Britain on the occasion of the great Jubilee were absolutely sincere.   Sir  Wilfrid's disgraceful submission to the voice   of   the  French-Canadian populace has  lost the Liberal party  thousands of votes in the English-speaking Provinces  'ofthe Dominion;..". His attempt to retrace his steps by  moving in the matter of 'a'-"���Canadian  contingent has  been a signal failure.    The call for 125 French-Canadian volunteers for South Africa resulted  in   the  enlistment of   but   11 ,r which   will give a, fairly  correct  estimate of the percentage  of loyalty that   prevails  among the   French-Canadian 5 opulacioii of   Quebec.'  Sir Wilfrid also left himself open to suspicion by his  silence in the face of such utterances as were made  use of by Mr. Tarte, who declared that the French-  Canadians did not desire to go to the assistance of  Great Britain, and that they were opposed to a closer  union with the 'Empire. If the French-Canadian  press and the attitude of certain French-Canadian  members of the Dominion House of Commons correctly reflect the sentiments of the Province of Quebec, the Canadian people may honestly point the  finger of scorn at Sir Wilfrid and his Govei nment'.  the Liberal politicians portends an early Feder.  'There are many reasons why the Liberals would  secure an advantage by an early election. ��� There is a  growing feeling among supporters of the late Government that they were duped by, the free trade protestations of Sir Wilfrid and his party. Investigation has  revealed the utter insincerity of the pre-election promises of the Liberal' leaders in this respect, and the  alienation of support for this reason is growing  among certain sections of the Liberal party. When  Sir Wilfrid and his ministers say they have reformed.  the tariff, they only leave themselves open to ridicule. '  The fact of the matter is, in the lig t of recent disclosures, Sir Wilfrid is afraid to meet Parliament  again. There has been corruption and robbery in  nearly every department of the Government, and the  revelations that would be made during the progress  of another session would mean the complete disintegration of the Liberal party. .-  In the event of an early election, British Columbia,  with proper organization, should return six opponents  of the Liberal Government.     Although considerably  removed from  the seat  of   political   operations, the  people of British Columbia   have ceased to place any  confidence in the Liberal party.     Our material interests have been neglected, and the only industry   that  appears to have received the attention of the party in  power, is the filling  of offices   with   part}''   heelers.  Even the persistency displayed in  this  direction  has  not met with the approbation of   the Liberal   rabble.  JN early every man who voted at  the last  election for  the Liberal  candidates  expected  an   office,   and  as  there were not enough offices to go round, there have  been   many   murmurs   of     discontent    among   the  ���faithful.  Perhaps in.no case has greater 'disappointment.been ���  felt than in the refusal of the Liberal party to carry  out its promises with regard to*'C'hinese' immigration.  Rev. Mr. Maxwell, the loud-mouthed anti-Chinese  agitator, who was elected for Burrard on hisanti-  Chinese utterances, has been unable to fulfil one of  his pre-election promises in this respect, and  the rea-  ������I! THE NELSON ECONOMIST  sou is plain. It appears that during Li Hung  Chang's visit .through Canada, he learned of the  ��� antipathy of Canadians to his race. He was escorted  through Canada by Sir Henri Joly, and the matter  yi-as impressed upon him, no doubt, by that gentleman. On his return to China, Li Hung, Chang  brought the subject before the Emperor, who decided  to delay action of the Government against his subjects,  by conferring upon Sir Henri the,Imperial Order of  the Dragon, a title only' reserved for ��� distinguished  Chinese. From that moment there has been a decided objection on the part of the Liberals to say or do  /anything that would interfere with Chinese immigration, which is quite natural under, the circumstances.  But what do Liberals think of a Minister of the,  Crown, who by virtue of his office is prohibited from  accepting a title from any foreign potentate or power,  traveling around the country displaying on all. occasions his title of nobility 'froin.the Chinese Emperor ? -  Why does ' Sir Henri- not--mark his sympathy, with'  the Mongolians by'wearing a pigtail? However, Sir  Henri is not the only offender in respect of Ministers  of the Crown accepting titles from' foreign powers.  Three years ago Sir Wilfrid Laurier paid a visit to  France and'there wept'bitter tears .over the loss of  Alsace and Lorraine. ' In return .for this emotional  tribute, the Legion of Honor, a most distinguished  ' French title, was conferred upon Canada's Premier.  Holding these titles, is it to be expected that Sir  Henri Joly and Sir Wilfrid Laurier can fail to repay  their gratitude to these foreign potentates and powers  in some becoming manner when the opportunity presents itself?  iualienable rights, and in the meantime the country  suffers. Two mouths will elapse before the legislature convenes, and undoubtedly the ��� question of' the  trouble between mine-owner arid miner will be the  subject of animated discussion. The mine-owners  evidently believe that their grievances will' be in a-  measure redressed, while the members of the Miners'  Union aver that any attempt at repealing' the eight-  hour legislation will mean death to , the administration making the attempt. .While many ,of the  working miners deplore the haste with which ��� the '  eight-hour clause was hurried*through the committee,  they contend that- the law . is here and will not be  obliterated "from the statute book, nor modified in its  operations. The disaster caused to the country  through the friction between labor and capital appears to have beeii lost sight of, and the whole trouble  seems to have resolved itself into a matter of. principle between the two parties to the dispute. . -Thus the  matter stands..  And these are the men who will ask for the suffrages of the loyal Canadian people a few months  henre ! Men wearing honors from the Republic of  France and Imperial Dragons from China ! In 1873,  the people of Canada conferred a five years' lease of  power'on the Liberals of that day. For five long  years the Liberal party gambled away the resources  of the country, and on the -17th of September, 1878,  the people marked their resentment by ignominiously  hurling the incompetents from office. In 1896, the  Liberal party, after eighteen years out in the cold, as  a penance for theii sins, again came into office. The  present Liberal party is< riot an improvement on the  party led by Hon. Alexander Mackenzie, and again  they will have'to pay the penalty of their sins of  omission and commission. ..The answer of the people  will be the same as it was in 1878. It will be a .fitting wind-up for the last year of the 19th century.  We will begin the New Year ;by placing honest men  in office.  The misunderstandings between mine-owners and  miners have not undergone any change during the.  past week.' One'-day the. Miner announces that the:  Union men are going back to work at $j ..per day of  8 hours, ���.and. tlie next "day'; the Tribune, presumably  inspired by.the Uniqn, declares there is no break in  the Miners' Union organization.;' Neither side seems  disposed to surrender what they conceive  to -be their-  Between labor troubles and the. music hall agitation, the citizens are supplied with live' issues for  discussion. - The opponents of the music hall claim  thep will be able to kill the Hillyer proposal, and  those who have espoused the music hall cause think  they will be able to carry it to a successful- issue...  The Economist has conscientiously and industriously tried to persuade the citizens of Nelson that a  music hall.would be the real solution of the 'social  evil question and minimize vice in other directions.  The more' it has ^studied prevailing conditions, the  more convinced'it. has become that such would be the-  result. Therefore, if the^music hall proposal is defeated, we shall take it for granted that a large number of citizens either think otherwise, or view with  composure the existence of the vices hinted-at, without making any effort to erase them from the map of  the city. Until a music hall or something of the  character is.provided, hundreds of drunken men will'  continue to parade the streets at all hours of the  night, indulging in-blasphemy and obscene language,  and worse still, making an indecent exposure of  their persons. ��� Why should homeless men be refused  recreation that would break them of the drink habit  and make them better citizens ? Why should a man  who enjoys good music and good dancing be deprived  of his pleasure in this regard ? Would it be fair on  the part of men who do not believe in churches to de-  priy,e=th.pse who take pleasure in attending divine  service a place in which to worship ? Would, it not  be a tyranny to prohibit.a curling rink because a cer-.  tain section of .the community enjoy curling? Yet  men who love music and enjoy artistic dancing are to  be denied this pleasure, because'some whose singing  and dancing days are over believe it to be evil. .  For the information of" Citizen," who contributed  an article to the 'Nelson . Miner on..' the music hall,  question, last Friday morning-, The. Economist  would state that it declines to engage in a controversy  with masked assassins .and: blackmailers.     ; When   it yt^Ta��a^.aMBM-^awjaf^itMfeT3gEg3^^^  ���isfSssJm^^ffi^^^^^^^^m^^WS  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  5  .. "\  ���does descend that low, it will not overlook anonymous correspondents and mental degenerates of the  "Citizen"'* type. .  IT is reported at Victoria that Mr. Hewitt Bostock  will abandon Yale-Cariboo to its fate and run for a  Coast constituency: , It is not stated which constituency, out in all probability, Mr. Bostock will seek a  nomination at Victoria. The sitting member for  Yale-Cariboo has not accomplished a great deal for  his constituency, anrl his defeat here, if �� he again  offered himself, would simply be a matter of counting  the ballots. In the meantime the Liberals here are  said to be looking around for a standard-bearer, and  in this connection many names are mentioned. The  one whose name is most discussed "is Mr. W. A.  Galliher, the Nelson barrister. It is believed his  popularity with all classes would win him many  votes, and his friends say he would be the strongest  man the Liberals could place in the field. Of course  Nelson is only a part of Yale-Cariboo, and other districts may have their favorites. ,  In Conservative circles there is also considerable  discussion as to available candidates. The name of  Hon. Charles Macintosh of Rossland is mentioned in  this connection and it is believed he could vanquish  all comers from the Liberal side. There is a disposition in certain quarters to scoff at Mr. Macintosh's  candidature, some believing it would be better to  have a younger man and one more in touch with the  rising generation. It is believed by many in Nelson  that either Mr. J. H. Bowes or Mr. John Elliott  would make a strong candidate. Both are well-  - known throughout the constituency and either would  poll the vote of his party. Another name mentioned  in this , connection is Mr. John Houston of the  TribtPne. Mr. Houston, his friends contend, is an  old-line Conservative, and would unite the discordant  elements of the party. There is no denying the fact  that if he secured the nomination of a Conservative  convention, he would make a strong run. - But Yale-  Cariboo is a large constituency, and will take a man  with considerable time at his disposal to canvass it.  So far the fighting between the British and the  Boers resembles in many respects the dispute between  the miners and the Mine Owners Association. Those  Boers have great generals.  The announcement that two regiments of British  troops " capitulated " at Ladysmith will bring sorrow  and humiliation to the hearts of many who believed  in the invincibility of British arms against great odds.  It has not occurred often in history, where, even in  the face of far superior numbers, British troops have  "capitulated," and on this occasion the pride of Britain will be severely wounded. Times have changed  since the siege of Lucknow. Just what effect this  may have on the future of military operations in the  Transvaal, it would be difficult at the present time to  predict, but that it will be far-reaching in  its results,  there seems little doubt. General White and the  officers and men under him would have lived longer  in history had they died before yielding to trie Boers.  The frequently ��� xpressed opinion that the Boers were  commanded by European officers skilled in military  tactics, seems to be borne out by the operations of  their forcesin the vicinity of Ladysmith.  The Toronto Telegram expresses the opinion that  if this war in South Africa proves Britain's military  efficiency it will develop into a great peace movement.  Britain's power on land and sea is the surest guarantee of the world's peace. Give Russia, or France, or  Germany the world-wide power of Britain and both  hemispheres would be either a hell or an armed  camp, the latter of which is only a slight improvement on the former. It is still true that the greatest  British interest is peace, and the Empire is ruled by  a public opinion which will never use its power in  the vain pursuit of military glory.      *  The military manoeuvres of Joe Martin and Carter  Cotton portend an e-irly outbreak of hostilities. The  Finance Minister was in*" Rossland last week and the  Hon. Joe is reconnoitering in the vicinity of Nelsen  this week.  The Eastern Canadian dailies have pictures of the  officers of the contingent for South Africa. In the  Globe of last Saturday appears a very good picture of  Capt. Hodgins.  Things look bad in South Africa just now, but  there will be a change for the better shortly after the  arrival of the Rocky Mountain Rangers.  IE the collection of taxes be taken as an indication,  there are a large number of people of Nelson , who  intend to vote at the forthcoming municipal election.  It is believed that the election \\ ill be fought on new  issues, not the least important one being the proposed  music hall.  Already there are several persons mentioned as  mayoralty candidates. The names most discussed  are Mr. Frank Fletcher, Mr. Beer and Mr.,  Hillyer.  There is considerable activity in mining development throughout the Province at the present time.  From every district but the Slocan comes cheering  reports.  The collections of inland revenue at Nelson and  Rossland for the month of October m were $2,711.83  and $4,526.42 respectively.  The additional  information   with   regard   to   the  kC. P. R'.'s intentions towards Nelson is received with  much "satisfaction by everyone.     If the C. P. R.   intends to lend its assistance to advance the interests of  Nelson, no obstacle should be thrown in the Way.  ' ''-I  mwammwsmwmms>imBmssM&  IHBaWaiBatftMMJI^ fev)  I'?'  if'1  1'  I  EVENTS AND GOSSIP  SOME weeks ago reference was made in  these columns to the virtue of tobacco,'if not  altogether  as a remedy at least as an assistant,   in  certain .diseases!    I observe that .several  medical men are urging the use' of tobacco  as  a  disinfectant,   and' as  a  means of keeping the system in a condition   to repel  the germs of disease.    It is contended that tobacco is  one'of the best disinfectants kvown. .  It.is   said  that;  ,in Hamburg, where cholera was' the worst   known a  few years ago, that the disease rarely took   hold, of a  man who smoked persistently."   The tobacco plant'is  . certainly &one of the most wonderful of nature's ��� pro--"  ductions.    It is not only susceptible to all  influences  of the weather arid "climatic   conditions,   but  absorbs  every pronounced taste or flavor with which it comes  in contact, in many cases to the injury of the tobacco  itself.    Neither cigars nor tobacco shoukrbe kept in  a desiccating  atmosphere,, such as-a  furnace-heated  room,, nor in'a cellar which is likely to have more or  less dampness, nor should they come" m contact with  such articles as tea, coffee, sugar, etc.    But as a disinfectant tobacco is known to kill germs of disease, as  we'll as to destroy  moths, microbes, etc. This should  be��a good argument for tobacconists to use in selling  cigars.  Speaking of tobacco and cigars, reminds me of the  custom which' some commercial travellers have of  treating. The customer who is' in the habit of taking  solace out of the clay pipe may experience beatitude  through a choice Havana cigar, which may allay discordant feelings, and put him in good humor. But it  must be handled cautiously by the traveller, at least  so says an old knight of the grip, and it  must never  , appear that he goes about with a case full of the  article intended expressly for tie purpose of giving  him an audience.with the trade. The dealer is not  to be bought, and if the ' offering of a cigar carries  with it the remotest intimation of this sort the traveller had better pick his grip on the spot. Should he  have the faculty of casually presenting the weed, and  with "the same air and unconcern and good-fellowship  that he would unconsciousfy assume when he hands  a citrar to a friend the act would do no harm. But  this is a.hard tiling to do, and the man, whom you  possibly may never have seen before, can' hardly.fail  ' to suspect your motive when you hand him-"a cigar.  This is especially apt to' be the casevwhen /the gentleman is not addicted to the use  of the' .weed;    Air in-,  .���.vtimate acquaintance with the customer is .unquestioii-  1 ably:aYyery;decided advantage, and the nearer the.  traveller can get to him in a dignified,.socialway, the  better the chances, of capturing the order. The acquaintance, however, must never degenerate into familiarity. Some travellers assume the familiar man?  .-.���...������. .���������,'.. :      j,  ner, and think they have made substantial   progress,  when they have reached,the point  at'whieh they can  address the customer  by  his  given  name,  dangerous ground to travel upon."  This is  There is a custom in England as well as  in many  of the larger cities of Continental Europe  that  could  be followed with, excellent results , by the  merchants  and tradesmen of British Columbia.-   When  a   merchant entersja shop in London, for instance, and selects an article lie may desire, no�� matter  what  it is,  and inquires the price, a certain sum is- stated.  If the  .buyer happens to have an. account  at  the establishment and instructs the salesman to   charge  his , pur-  ' chase to him, he is-politely .informed that1 the price of  'the article is two or three pence higher than the  first  named price.    The system is followed in nearly all of  . the better  mercantile establishments, of the   United  Kingdom-    The credit price is invariably a  few pennies higher than'the'same'article would  be  sold for  spot cash.   The reason, for this is very-simple and entirely proper.    When a person buys a thing for  cash  the transaction'is closed  and   there is no further expense involved to either party. ' When a person buys  for credit,  the   item  must be attended to by-��a bookkeeper, the services of a paid .collector  are  brought  into requisition for the bill and the running expenses  of the establishment wherein the trade took place are  thus increased.  Some of the people are alarmed lest there may be  an.era of over-building. Money expended in improvements, if it only pays its own interest in the return it mnkes, leaves the enterprise sterile ; when it  yields more the enterprise is profit; when it yields less  there is loss, and the loss shows that the enterprise is  one that should not have been undertaken, since the  net result of the operation was a loss of capital.  Whenever there is an excess of buildings in a city or  town, every additional building erected, if of a kind  to compete with the old ones, depreciates the value of  the whole and lessens the security of the loans rhpde  on property. Of course this only applies to buildings  which are constructed on loans. The Dutch people,  whenever they had a surplus of anything, used to  burn it, but it is doubtful if, for years to come, Nelson will be reduced to the condition of having to burn  her surplus buildings. We need houses for our scead-  ily increasing population, but of course there is such  a thing as overdoing this building business. . In the  meantime there does, not seem to be any necessity for  alarm. .'-..���������'���     ���'���'.":  There are many queer ways of making a living,  and the struggle for existence brings out every bit of  ingenuity there is. in a man. -The other morning I  saw a hard-up specimen of humanity going through  a backyard picking up old bottles, which I suppose  he washes up and sells to some bottling establishment  in the city.    In large cities,   where  the  struggle to  IMS  aiiaHBfflgBggggfflg  HUBIftllSMiflMI THE NELSON ECONOMIST  I]  ! H  survive is greater, poor people are compelled  'to resort to all maimer of tricks to keep the  wolf from the door. Soine years ago, in Mexico, I  purchased a suit ofclpthes from a Spanish tailor., I  cannot tell just now whether it was the beauty of the  cloth or. the peculiarity of the buttons on the coat that  commanded my admiration most. However, within  a year afterwards, I reached St. Louis, Missouri, and  one morning discovered that a button had been torn  from my coat. It was really annoying, for there was  scarcely any possibility that a button like the one lost  could be purchased ai^'where. I took a tailor J into  my confidence, and he informed me that he wouid direct me to a little establish men Hn one of the blocks  up town, where I would be likely to secure a button  similar to the one lost. Sure enough he was right.  Now, in the absence of much of a gossipy character,  I propose to tell my friends something of the peculiar  occupation of the'old' man,who conducts this queer  establishment.  The   business  of this   old  man   and his   granddaughter (she is a partner in the firm) is to  supply  missing buttons.    He has   regular places where   he  collects these odd buttons.    He visits" dressmakers,  clothing shops,   tailors and junkmen,   and .they all  save   the   buttons from cast-off garments for   him.  They are glad to get an   exceedingly small price for  them, because it is all clear gain.   The oid man lakes  them to  his  shop, sorts  them out,   and he and his1  granddaughter supply   them to people needing  old  buttons.    He has buttons of all shapes, styles, colors  and sizes.    There'are buttons"ojj  gold,  silver, .pearl,  agate, glass, bone, jet, shell, gilt, nickel,' brass, silk,  onyx, ivory, steel, horn,   porcelain,   and, in  fact, of  almost every conceivable   substance.     Sometimes the  old man gets a good price for a rare button, but  the  usual price is ip cents for  the button and for sewing  it on.    The old man fishes out the button from  one  of the innumerable boxes on the shelves of his  little  shop, and  the young flwoman a"sews   it  on.    He has  sorted them over so many times that he knows almost1 exactly where to find any kind of button which  is required.    The people   from whom  he   buys the  buttons send him many customers, and the peculiarity of the  business  is   in   itself an   advertisement.  Those who go there usually'tell some of their friends  about the place,   and  the   next  time Mrs. Prudent  loses a button from her dress she does not spend several   hours in  unsuccessful   search among  the  dry  goods  stores   and  dressmaking establishments,   bu  goes at once to the old man's shop,   where  the missing button is invariably supplied.  The war in South Africa has resulted in a flood of  poetry.    Every city and town in Eastern Canada has  its local poet, and nearly all  have invoked the muse  with more or less success.    Carroll Ryan contribute  the following to the Montreal Witness :  Kings always love artillery,  It is a kingly arm ;  The lords delight in cavalry,  It has a lordly charm ;  But the people love the infantry,  The men of pluck divine,    " ;  Who never flinch in any pinch���  r.  The Soldiers of the Line.  Since  Edward   Prince" of Wales   beheld  His chivalry advance,  From Dover to the Continent,  To meet the King of France,  Till Kitchener met the Arab foe  At Omdurman, the sign  Of victory was ever with  The Soldiers of the Line.  As bowmen, spearmen, halberdiers,  Or with the bayonet keen.;  As riflemen, or grenadiers,  Their like was. never seen.  From Calais to the Himalayas,  And o'er the hills of Spain,-  They met the foe, and laid them low,,  And can do so again.  At Qiiatre.Bras and Waterloo,  ��� Unflinching from the start,  They did all mortal men could do,  To conquer Bonaparte;  On Alma's heights, at Inkerman,  .  They showed their courage fine,  And beat the Russians two to one���  The Soldiers of the Line.. =**==*���  They staud as they have ever stood ;  No'braver e'er were seen;  They gave their lives, they shed their blood  For country and for Queen. (    ,_   ���  Then up and give a hearty cheer,  And let their.glory shine ;  The men who never knew a fear���  The Soldiers of the Line.  And now they go to Africa,  The land of burning suns,  And soon the world will pause to hear  The thunder of their guns.  No pow'ron earth their march can stay,  Their mission is divine,  For right must rule,  wrong  must give way,  When Britons form inline.  V   >1  "W. L. S." contributes the following to ,the Ottawa  Citizen:  A cry there comes from Africa's southern shore,  Have  we  not suffered long enough   beneath  the cruel  Boer ?  Claim we our manhood's right to represent  Our needs befofts the country's parliament.  Refused this plea, the long oppression's pain  Compels us to arise in wrath and break the galling chain.  Who, of our blood, will not resent the wrong?  With us not stand for right with courage strong?  The motherland to arms calls out her bravest,  " I  will defend my sons and let no selfish  fear my arm  arrest,"  Australians rise, we too are of thy kin,  Our brother's cause, with thee, we'll light to win.  Canadian men strengthen their mother's arm,  And all to whom the British strain gives freedom's name  / a charm,''';'1'  Call o'er the deep, "We come," and worthy of the claim,  Show proud descent in acts that prove the same. f  Many of the effusions are in the way of ridiculing  the Laurier Government for its backwardness in contributing men and money as Canada's share  in the responsibility, of maintaining the glory  and r  8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  prestige of the Empire.    The following is   a   sample  of this verse, entitled "Mercenaries" :  Oh ! England ! mother England !  We have heard your bugles blast, �� ' ,  We have heard the'East a-calling  And we answer,you at last;  A thousand s. lid lighting men  We give in your defence,  (And glory that we send them at'  The Motherland's expense !)  The gallant ship "Sardinian"  Is waiting at the quay, , <  No boat of all the Allan iieet  Is half so proud as she ;  For her's the care to fondiy bear  Our lads who sail away  To fight Old England's battles, (and  ;    To take Old England's -pay !).  The pick of all our soldier boys  Will soon bejnarching by,  To stand or fell at England's call,  For her to do or die.  ,  There's not a lad who is not mad -   ���  To bring the Boer to bay,  (And proudly tak^ for England's sake  - '        His thirteen pence a day !)  Ah ! thirteen pence is not immense, '   ���  But pray do not be sore,  The mother conn try can't afford  To give her heroes more ;  At home the boys don't make a noise  Because their wage is small,  And surely we in Canada l ,  Could light for none at all !  ���    Shall it be told that we who hold  Our hands across the sea  Must have them rilled before we fight?  No mercenaries we !  Our troops shall prove how much we love  Our Queen upon her throne !,  These stalwart ones they are our sons,  And we can pay our own !  Ontario shall not bo slow  To make the cash appear,  And if Quebec should send a check   It would be "'honored"  here.  Pass round the patriotic hat !  We're loyal men and true ! .  We've found the troops, and now by G ���  We'll find tin money Loo !        -    a  The Ottawa Citizen announces that instead of recruiting thirty-five men as Ottawa's quota of the  thousand for the Transvaal regiment, a call came at  the last moment for seventy-five. Though the authorities had .only six hours in which to gather them  in, sixty-nine men were secured, and as many more  could have been had if the standard had been less  high.- The quota was filled, however/Jin a short  .space of time., It is an open secret that the reason of  this suddeii.rdeinaiid for men was that the: .Government decided to attempt .to . counteract the bad effect \  of Hon. Mr. Tarte's course by making a -grand-stand  play. Orders--were, given,, that a full uu.it.of 125  French-Canadians, officered by. French-Canadians,  should be recruited at Quebec. ��� This was attempted,/  with the result that only eleven men in" the district enlisted.    At the last  moment  the militia  authorities  found themselves 114 men, short, and the number had  to be made up in   Ontario.    Such  are the  effects  of  the Tarteian policy in Quebec.    Yet Hewitt Bostock  regards the   political companionship  of men  of the  Tarte type a special honor.'  Mr. William Marchant, of Victoria, has long  been  a  regarded the most perfect specimen of a Liberal in  British Columbia, so much so that the Laurier Government immediately upon coming into power selected Mr. Marchant to fill one of the most lucrative  offices within its gift. He, has been credited with  maintaining all his Liberal "ideas, and occasionally  giving expression to them through the newspapers '  over an assumed' name;- of course. For too industriously promulgating the thinly-disguised war doctrine <of his party Mr. Marchant is likely to be called  to account. The loyal citizens of Victoria are deeply  incensed 'at the sentiments expressed by this high  type of Liberal in recent communications to the Vic- r  toria Times, and a petition is now being circulated  praying for an immediate investigation into, his conduct. '-  The death of Mr. William Greig, late leader of the  Arion Club, Victoria, is a cause for sincere regret  among that gentleman's many friends throughout the  Province. The ..deceased devoted the greater portion  of his leisure time to' the study of music, and was  chiefly instrumental in supplying Victoria with the  best trained musical organization in British Columbia.  As a musical critic he uad no equal in   the Province.  The opponeuts of the  music  hall'were  ve^ con-  =spieuous at the production of'"Pa-Pa," at the Nelson  Opera House, last Monday night.   .They applauded  hilariously, and  seemed  to  enter   heartily  into   the  spirit of the performance.    The music hall advocates  were a little shocked at the suggestive jokes and left  the house vowing that any music hall that would tolerate such rubbish could not last one week in Nelson.  "Pa-Pa" has nothing in it to   recommend  it   to   the  public, but might be made attractive 03' the elimination of suggestive  situations   and   objectionable dialogue  and   the   infusion of   clean   specialties.    The  company producing it here were   without  redeeming  qualities, if the dancing of  Miss  DeWolf may be excepted.   Toothless chair warmers mumbled their lines  and broken-down variety-theatre performers indulged  in a species of horse-play that was  at   once  exasperating and nauseating.    One woman by her   frequent  exhibitions' of   a, certain    portion    of  her anatomy  seemed determined., to: demonstrate  to'v}he'complete:  satisfaction   of the ������ spectators    that , she   was , not  spavined,    'i here   was   an  utter  lack   of refinement  throughout.    Yet   reputable and conscientious' ladies,  and gentlemen  who shudder at  the suggestion of establishing a   respectable  music  hall .patronize   such  .productions as "Pa-Pa,"   and  many   of,  them mark  their appreciation of the vile   stuff with  their hearty  applause..    We are sadly in heed.of a   dramatic   censorship in Nelson.    We fasten no blame to Manager-  Amiable in this connection.' He gives the best shows  $-  isnmmmmiSRm �����*  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  9  he,can get, for situated away from a regularly organized circuit as Nelson is, it is a difficult matter to secure sterling attractions.  On account of the death of his father, J. W. Bengough, the Canadian cartoonist, has cancelled his  Nelson engagement for'Thursday night, but will be  .seen here later on. Mr., Bengough was for years  publisher of-Grip,, a paper that in its time printed  caricatures of all Canada's public; men. -Grip was  fairly independent in politics, but' took special delight in ridiculing the leaders of the Conservative  party. Notwithstanding this, Conservatives never  took offense at the pictures of Mr. Bengough, as he  always refrained from. manifesting a desire to give  unnecessary pain to the subjects of his caricatures.  When he does reach here he will undoubtedly receive,  a hearty welcome. - " '      ' r,  .:.Next Tuesday evening, at the. Nelson Opera  House, Mrs. Brougham will give her farewell concert. During her two years' residence in Nelson,  Mrs. Brougham has,done much to elevate-the tone  of musical entertainments here and has been ready on  ��� all occasions to lend her assistance' at concerts gotten  up for charitable purposes. It may be many months  before the citizens,of Nelson will have another opportunity of hearing this lady on the concert stage. I hope  she will have no just cause to complain of lack of appreciation oh this occasion. She will be assisted by  the best local talent, including  Miss Carey, Mrs. W.  ��� A. Macdonald, Mr. Frank Oliver of Rossland. Mr.  Kydd, Mr. R. M. Macdonald, Mr. Harris, Herr  Steiner, Mr. and Mrs. Archibold, and a chorus of ladies and gentlemen. '    ,  The many friends of Mr. P. J. Russell have noted  "his absence from his office the past week or so. Mr.  Russell is just recovering fiom an attack of typhoid  but he will be around again in the course of a week  or so.  Mr. Jacob Dover has just returned from a < business  trip to the Boundary country. While at Greenwood  Mr. Dover was interviewed by a representative of the  Spokebmau-Bevu'W, ^nd he expressed himself as  being greatly surprised at the marvellous progress of that district in general and Greenwood in  particular. Mr. Dover is also reported as saying  that it is his intention to start a branch of his Nelson  establishment at Greenwood.  The, customs house returns for the port of Nelson  for the past month indicate a wonderful growth over  the same month-of last year. . ~  There has been trouble in the Government Office,  as a result of which, is is understood, the office of  Mining Recorder has become vacant. I have no desire to cause unnecessary pain to anyone by relating  the details of the trouble ; in fact so carefully has the  matter been obscured that it would be almost impos  sible to give   a   correct   version.    However,  I am  strictly within bounds, when I refer to  the  proposed  change in the office of Mining Reeorder, for the, question has been discussed so openly and  the applicants .  for the position are so* numerous as to make it a privileged subject of comment.    Among  the  applicants  for the.vacancy is Mr. Harry^vvright, a  young man -  of sterling worth and' great ability,    His, candidacy  is backed by the leading  citizens,' and the  Semlin -,  Government may regret it at the next election if Mr.  Wrights claims to  the office  are  ignored.    By all  means appoint Mr. Wright Mining Recorder.  The burglar who attempted to break open   C. ���W.���  ' West & Co's safe should serve his apprenticeship over  again.    Instead of blowing' open the   safe', according  to the well established ethics  of burglary, this   par-  " ticular burglar simbly  broke   the   handle from  the  HTafe,   leaving the'contents intact.    This indicates a  low standard of professional knowledge.  The public are hereby warned that an army of female elocutionists from- the East are heading this  way.    Truly, these' be times- that try men's souls. -  An instructive map of South Africa, marked with  .-11 the points'at which the war operations are now  being cairied on, is on sale at Humphreys and Pit-  tock's store, Baker-street. . This map will be found  particularly interesting at the present time.  Chas. L- Shaw,, a writer of considerable ability, ac-  " companies the Canadian contingent to South Africa,  and will supply several Canadian publications with  letters during his sojourn in the land of Oom Paul.  Mr. Shaw was with the Canadian Voyageurs in the  Soudan in 84-85, and on his return to Canada con.  ��� tribuled several articles to the Eastern press on the  "Land of Pharaohs," notably "Reminiscences of a  Nile, Voyageur,"' that were highly interesting.  "Charlie" is now on the bounding main, audi have  not the slightest doubt that' by this time every man  in the contingent is giving him a chorus for "The  Old Forty-Twa," his favorite campaign song."  .. P. G.  Handsome War Maps Free.  Canadians are showing a keen interest in the  Transvaal war. The Family Herald auk WdkUj Si'n\  of Montreal, have placed their readers in a position  to intelligently understand the situation by sending  each reader of that great paper a handsome coloured  map, with complete information regarding all points  mentioned in despatches. This map will be followed  up by another to be issued by the Fawily II/"I'd "������ d  Weekly Star td its readers at-the close of the present  troubles ; a comparison of the to will clearly .show,  -.what Great Britain has gained by the war. Fu mily  Herakl subscribers will no doubt .appreciate the publishers' generosity, which cost, it is said,, thousands  of dollars." '������'The'Family Herald seems never to forget their subscribers. It is no wonder they have.  such a large number. .       j "; lip  pte'-  1 tn-'/fur.-"  HERE AND THERE  &!'  It* ,  'i n  ���Sfe  ,ifr  l: s  I  , '  Forest Areas in North Anierida.   ,  The forest area of all the British' possessions in  America is estimated "at about 900,000,000 acres. The  settler has cut his way into the' fringe, of the vast  woodland, but his d-predations ate nothing as compared with the terrific scourge of fire which has rampaged through it at different times. The United  States has about 450,000,000 acres of forest, but this  is being rapidly depleted by the ax and destructive  fires. The government is now investigating means ,  to prevent or control the latter.  Automobiles Must Not Smell.  Laws regulating the operation of automobiles on  public highways have recently been adopted in  France. These provide that the raach nes must be  so constructed as not to allow an}' matter to escape  which might cause explosions or unpleasant smells.  The}'- must be built so as tnot to frighten horses, so  that nothing will .obstruct the view, of the driver, so  that they may be lit up -after dark, and   the   handles  regulating the   machinery must be so arranged tha *  the driver can work them without taking his eyes off  the route he is following.      Every ' vehicle  must  be  provided with two distinct   systems  of   brake*  each,  capable of shutting off automatically the force'of   th  motor and bringing it tinker instant control.    One at:  least of these systems must act directly on,the wheels-  or axles in such a manner as to bring them immediately to a standstill. All carriages exceediug 250  pounds in weight must be able to reverse their machinery and run backward. Foreign vehicles must  be passed by the French authorities before they are.  allowed to run in France.  The Most Uninteresting Country. '-  What is the   most   uninteresting   country   in the-  world?    The writer of a foreign office report puts in.  a bad word in'this connection for Corea.      The scenery is, indeed, he admits,  strikingly beautiful, "but  apart from, this there is an absence of  almost 'everything which, makes   a   country   interesting   to   thev  ... Humphreys & Pittock..  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street,  Telephone No. 93   An  Leading  Newspapers  Agents for  Victobia Colonist  Seattle Times  a. F. BULLETIN  ��. F..CALL  Nelson Economist  Nelson Miner  Nelson Tribune  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail and Empj re  New York Sunday World  Vancouver News-Advertised  Winnipeg Tbibune  Winnipeg Telegram  Toronto Globe  And Other Periodicals.  Cw Gz/\Ft%d>  * ��?it .saiwcfciirsMflCV��Mt  ���   ���   ���  ...Fresh.  ifornia  Received Daily  Osier & Gurd,  Mines and Real Estate  Baker Street,  ...Over...  Bank of Halifax  Nelson, B.C.  S  Ash, Lady Aberdeen, Lily Fraction, Minto.  Fraction and Haddo Fraction Mineral Claims,  situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.-  Where located:   On Morning Mountain:  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, P.L.S ,  .of Nelson, acting ns agent for Herbert T. Wilson, Free Miner's Certificate No 21,969 A,  David T.'Mowat, Free Miner's Certificate No.  21,718 A, and Malcolm Heddle, Free Miner's ���  Certificate No B 11,611, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof,to anply .to the Mining  Recorder for Certificates of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of  the above claims.  And further take notice that, action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements..  Dated this 14th day of October, A. D. 1899.  John McLa.tchie.  st mom Butcher lo  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  Camps supplied on shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mailorders receive  careful  attention.  Nothing bnt fresh and..;  wholesome meats and supplies -  kept in stock.  E. C. f RAVES, Manager >mmm  ���sseeFjutamalrmammi  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  11  fit  traveler. ^There is nothing whatever which he cares  to take away with him as a memento of his visit.  There can be few countries anywhere which do not  offer more attractions in this respect than Corea. It  is the habit to attribute this uniform dreariness and  desolation to the Japanese invasion three centuries  ago. But there must be something lacking in the  character of a people who have'failed during a long  interval to achieve any advancement in arts or  manufactures "    ���       "  Men Who Wear Bracelets.   '  Bracelet-wearing   men   are  said   to be on the increase.      The Prince of;Wales wears a gold bracelet  at times on' his   left   wrist���a   bangle, b3>-   the way,  . which belonged to Maximilian, the ill-fated Emperor  . of Mexico.    The Prince's brother, the Duke-ofSaxe-  Coburg, also wears a bracelet on his, left wrist and a  , chain around his neck.      Thejate Duke of   Albany,  although never considered of a superstitious disposition, always believed a certain amount   of good luck  attached to the bangle which   he   wore.      The   late  Archduke Randolph wore  a massive   bracelet   and  chain, and King Hubert also displa}^ a   bracelet.���  MAP.  mont's readers have taken these poor fellows for Jews,  although they are good Christians who suffered in  'their own country for .their faith." The "Libre Parole " is upset over this affair. ���' It appears,''' says  M. Drumont's organ, "that some Parisians have  mistaken these Armenians for Hebrews, and have insulted and chased them. We beg the public to note  that the Tew and the Armenian have nothing in com-  mon but the curve of the nose." Is it not humiliating for a journal to be obliged to insert such a note"  to prevent people being molested in the streets ?���  la Lant'erne, Paris.  O  .A Question of  Noses. <  For some time past Armenians who escaped the  ���massacres in the East have sold pistachio nuts in the  streets of Paris.    It appears that certain of   M.  Dru-  A Queer Payment.  A Yorkshire clergyman married a couple in his  church recently, and' after he had pronounced them  man and wife the groom took him to one side and  asked what the damage was.  The parson told him that there was no fixed  amount. He might give whatever he chose.  "* " Parson," said,he, "I've got five graybound pups  at home, for which I am asking a sovereign apiece,  and I'll let you have one for half a sow"  ��� Of course the clergyman declined so ridiculous a  fee as he, had no use for a grayhound pup.  1 When he got home he, must have found ' his wife  better than expectedofor 1 e seat the parson one of the  pups, accompanied with a letter saying ���he was so  happy with Maria that he would give,him a dog for  nothing.  * ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  With us, for now is the time.  We have the largest supply of Groceries,  Crockery, Etc., in Nelson.  I USELESS    TO  S3PCKJ  SSBSSBBSS  ESB  ��TMti��mam��^��lg3^^pB��M^^ ��  as we defy competition.  JUST IN TO=DAY:  PIGS FEET, ;^blbs;kit3and ' SALMON BELLIES, v^S.inklt"  t  HERRING, N��'  Labradors.  %***W*V*i  Special Attention to Mail Orders.  ���  ���  ���  *  *  *  ���  ���  ���  Postoffice Box K & W  Telephone io  4 pi  I  %  Baker Street   f THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S SON  v  t;  k  ALONG, narrow strip of laud, belonging to the  Canadian government and jutting out into the  gulf of St. Lawrence, was, at the time I write  of, kuoiMibythe Appropriate name of Cape Hurricane. On account of the dangerous'condition of the  coast a magnificent light house had been built at the  extreme point of the cape,, and hard by stood the cottage of the keeper, an old seafaring man named  Samuel Johnstone.  Besides two daughters he had four sons, the youngest of whom, Harry, aged 14, is the hero of my story.  One hot, sultry, day in the early part of September  the boys and girls, with the exception,, of Harry,  drove about 10 miles inland to a wedding. Samuel  Johnstone v^as consequently left alone with his little  son. -  As night approached  he   perceived  that  the  sky  was overcast by heavy thunder   clouds, that  a' cold,  'wet wind was blowing from  ,the   north, and _the experienced mariner  at  once" concluded  that  a  great  storm was impending. -  " Harry," he said, entering the cottage and addressing the boy, who was reading by the open fireplace,  " ruirdown to the cove and -pull up your skiff, high  and dry." ir  Along the barren shores of Cape Hurricane were  scatLered the cabins of fugitive Indians, outcasts from  their tribes, and here  and   there  might  be  seen the  shanty of some   fishermen, who   would   act   also the  roles of smuggler and wrecker when occasion required.  Harry found his task of placing the Sea Gull be-;  yond'danger more difficult than he imagined. 'Hence  it was some time'before-he was ready to return to the  cottage, and when he turned his steps i 1 that direction the waves were already lashed into fury.  The light house lamp, constructed on the revolving  plan, now flashed its radiance through the intense  darkness of the night at intervals1 of a minute's  duration. , ,  Harry stopped suddenly with an exclamation cf  surprise and fear, as he approached the cottage. He  crept up to the window and looked in. Four wreckers, awkwardly disguised with masks of canvas, had  captured and gagged the keeper, wresting from him  at the same time the great iron key of the light house.  He crouched down in  the   shadows under the win- ���  clow sill; and in a few seconds had regained his  presence of mind.    His father was helpless.    , It  was his "  duty to act���to outwit the men���to save hundreds of  lives now at the mercy of the wreckers.  Harry had not long to wait. Two .men were left  to guard the prostrate form of old Samuel Johnstone,  while two others cautiously left' the cottage and ran  swiftly towards the light' house. The key turned in  the lock and both entered. The next instant Harry,  had followed them.      Harry   quickly   removed  his  ti< i  CERTIFICATE OF ISflPROVES/1 ENITS.  Yakima Mineral Claim, .situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenav  District.  Where located : On Sandy Creek, adjoining  Tough Nut Mineral Claim.  Take notice that I, John McLatchic, P.L.S.,  of the city of Nelson, acting as agent for  Columbus M. Parker. Free Miner's Certificate No. 2.i,0oG A, intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a Certificate of Impiovements, for the purpose of obta ninga Crown Grant oi'the above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 87, must be eommcnciidr before the1  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this KJth/lay of October, A. D. 1899.  John McLatckie.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEM ENTS.  "East End," "Sunnyside" and "Badger''  Mineral Claims, situate in the Nelson Mining  Division of West Kootenay District.  where located : On Toad Mountain, east of  and near the'"Grizzly Hear" Claim.  Take notice that I, A.S. Farweil, agent for  E.J. Palmer, No. l;J,9Jf) a. as to two-thirds,  and .1. [I. Wright, No. '23,012 A, as to one-third  undivided interest in said claims, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for Certificates of linprove-  ments^f'or .lie purpose of, obtaining Crown  Grants of the above claims!"  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, "must be  commenced before the  issuance of such Certificates of Improvements.  'Dated this 10th day of October, isljil.g  . ��� 2(JrlO-99 ','���'.: A.-.S. FA��VE'r,j,. .'������  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Tiger Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.   .  Where located :   About five miles west from  .-Nelson, near Eagle. Creek. . ..  Take notice that. 1, Arthur S. Far we 11,.agent:  for GeorgevA.'Kirk, Free Miner's Certificate  No. SS,;xSo,,intend, sixty'days from the date  hereof, to apply to the.'Mining Recorder for a  Certificate oi Improvements, for the purpose  61" obtaining a Crown Grant, of the above  claim. i'  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before' the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this loth day of August, 1S99.     .  .23:8-99. A.'fc>. Faiiwej.l.  |^<^&^^^^%^ <^  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .    BRANCHES AT    .  ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL NELSON KASLO  THREE FORKS SLOCAN CITY  WlJEN you buy ���. i5"3"^^^^^  & morris' �����-^l-IniilPrQOQri/no  -.Preserves�� morris*   I lUll ricSclVcS  re Briti-h Columbia'  OKELL & MORRIS'  ���.���.v-fortunes,-  c(   you get what are pu  o{   fruit and sugar, and your money is left at  Are absolute "y. the  PUREST AND EEST.  Gome in and   inspect  our   stock  of Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery ancl House Furhishings.  importers of Heavy and Shelf Hardware, THE NELSON ECONOMIST  13  shoes as he gained the entrance of the light house.  The door was left open. He listened. Both men  ascended the stairs. The boy's heart beat with great  thumps against his side as he felt for the key. If he  could secure it, it would be easy to lock the wreckers  out when they came down, and then to repair what  damage the}'- might have done to the lamp. But the  key was gone.  At all hazards he would follow the wreckers to the  top of the light house. Trusting to his knowledge  of every nook and cranny in the premises, Harry,  with the stealthy motion of a cat, ascended the sleep,  narrow winding stairs. Up and up he went, every  slight noise sending a thrill of terror through him;  up past loopholes, which now admitted no single ray  of light; up .until the second and last round was almost completed, and then he stopped.  He recognized the wreckers.     One was an Indian,  the  other  Miles  Graham, a   white  man, and  both -  suspicious and dangerous characters.  (tUgh!�� exclaimed the former, as he paused on  the last step. " Me hear um.noise, Sa!"  ��������� The brave boy -never moved a muscle, bur the  beating of his heart was painful in that awful moment. Two steps to one side, and either one of the  men would have trampled upon where- he lay.  Would they strike a light ? .  " Go on, you coward!" Graham cried impatiently :  " there ain't no human beiu' but.them inthe cottage  within miles of us. Go on, I tell you!"  ' Soon their echoing footsteps died away in the dis-  , tauce, and Harry rose with a prayer of thanksgiving  on his lips, for the danger was passed. Quickly he  raii up the last flight of stairs, and one glance showed  him all. ' The wreckers hacl not extinguished the  lamp, but simply broken the revolving apparatus. ���  In another light house,' further down the coast, the  light was stationary. Pilots, therefore, would naturally mistake one for the other and run their ships  upon the rocks.  Harry, .however,o was equal to the occasion. Closing the heavy door of the little circular apartment,  he bolted and barred it firmly. Then, standing on a  stool, he found that he could reach the lamp and  move it easily with his hands. ���   <  "One, two, three, four, five, six," he counted,  with the regularity of, a clock, until he reached,, 60,  and then the brilliant light flashed out upon 'the  darkness, <aud man}7, a pilot, miles away upon the  bosom of the stormy gulf, saw the well-known signal,  and steered his vessel accordingly.  The infuriated wreckers, vowing  vengeance  upon  the person who had outwitted .them, Tan  up the narrow stairway and flung   themselves  again and again ,  upon the stout barrier which separated them from the  heroic boy.  Amidst the   howling   of   the   storm,  the   curses,  threats and pistol shots of"the baffled ruffians five feet  I  1  I  ���tei  1  i��;��  1     *  JEWELERS AlfO OPTICIANS  Fine Watches  Spsciaity  5 y i   5  t n 5 B S V 5 a        F ��  E HALL STREET GROCER  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Balmoral Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where. Located: On (he Hull Mines Wagon  Road, \y�� miles south ofAolson.  TaU(3 notice that. 1, John McLatchic, actinias agent fir I<1"W. Cleverslcv, F.-ee Miner's  Certificate No. 21,781 A, K. J. Moore, Free  Miner's Cerlificaie ,No. 21,782 A, and Peter  Mocgan, Free Miner's Certificate No. 21,78:5 A,  intend, sixty day-; fri.ni l he dak' hereof, to apply lo the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvement, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown1 Grant off he above claim.       - __Tt7.____  And further take notice that action, under  section ;-J7, must bo commenced before fbe  issuance of Mich eeriilicate of improvements.  Dated this Kith day of September, ISiKJ.  JOHN McLATCRIF.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  CERTIFICATE  OF \M  The Delight,  Woodstoc  ROVE ME NTS.  Calj  Family Groceries  Every Line Fresh.  Fruit in .Season.  t&  %i��BI[  �����>  'rapn<  3  VANCOUVER and   KELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelsou.  _ ,   -    ��� iIT and Al-  I Inline Mineral Claims, situate in  the Nelsoh  | Mining Division of West Kootenay District.1  Where located: On Toad Mountain, about  one mile west of -'Silver King" Mineral  Claim. ,  Take notice that 1, John McLatchic, P.L.S.,  of the City of Nelson, acting as agent fori he  Delight Gold Mining Company, Limited. Free  Mineis's Certificate No. B 2i'j,(JS7, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to applv to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for'the purpose of obtaining Crown  Grants of the above claims.  And fu-ther take notice that action, under  section 87. must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated tills sixteenth clay of August, lsSI).  Jonx Ml":Larciiif;  Dominion and  "'���������'��� ...'.Provincial '���:'���';���  .', Land 5urveyor,  :  Opp. Giistom HouseJeisnn ' ��,;  CERTiFICAT- OF IMPROVER* ~.KTS.  Golden Eagle Mineral Claim, situate in the  isclson Mining Division of West Kootcnay  Disfrict.  Wlicri' locafed:  .Mountain on Hall  Take notice that  of Nelson" B.  c.,  Kirk, Free Miner  tend, sixt,v  On  the  Creek.  I, John  acting  s Certificate  south side of Red  Mc Talc hie, P.L S.,  is agent ..-for G. A.  N��.'88,S85,'-   -.,  in-  . days from the date hereof, t o applv  to the Mining Recorder for a, Cerfjfieaie! of  Improvement s...for the purpose of obtaining a  Grown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section H7~��� must lie   commenced before tlie  issuance of such Certificate Of Improvements.  Dated this twenty-third d-iy of August,, 1S99.  John iMcLatcii'ik.  CI  j<-  ,.UB HOTEL  Corner Stanley and Silica Sts.  Y  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer, io cents  E.  J. Curran, Proprietor.  bx'presis and  Draying  Haying purchased the express and dravih  business of J. W. Cowan, we are prepared to  do all kinds of work in this lin.\,and solicit  ! the patronage,of the. people of Nelson. Orders  left at D. McArthur <fc Co's store, northwest  corner Baker and Ward streets, will receive  prompt attention.   Telephone So.  GOMER   DAViS.  Drummer Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District. ( <  AVher'e located: On wcsterlyr-slope of and  near the headwaters of Hover Creek.    ��  Take notice that I,, John McLatchic, P.D.S.,  of thcCify of Nelson,acting as agent for Rob-  ert Rennie, Free Miner's Certificate No. B  11,o'j1, Benjamin F. Butler, Free Miner's Certificate No. 21,010 A, Olive B. Jones, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 21,S19 A, and Thomas  R. Jones, Free Miner's Certificate No. 21.S1S A,  intend, sixty clays from the date hereof, to  apply to ihc Mining Recorder for a certificate  01 improvements, fur the purpose of obtaining  a Crcnvn Grantor the above claim.  And further take notice that, action, under  sectlon87,inust be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this second day of October, IK!);).  Johx McLatchik.  be  i  AND  Josephine Street  STARTLERS  :ating  Nelson.  ;I"N  1'KICKS OK  <* it    o���  aper  ���AT  omson's   Book   Store. 14  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  i < 5  ��� I'  i.  \l   l  Is  away from him, Harry calmly continued counting the  weary minutes of the long, terrible night. His arms  ached; he was almost overcome with fatigue; but he  never flinched,   ��� *  The wreckers, who had .made their escape before  daylight, were afterwards captured and punished, as  they deserved-to be���by imprisonment for a long  term of years. ���   .  The'little" fellow received a bronze medal for heroism from the government, and later a rich office, in  which he was confirmed for life.  BROUGHAM *     .'  CO  ...HAVE  RECEIVED...  TWO MORE CARLOADS OF FURNITURE  will give a  W  la the Nelson Opera House, on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1899  Mr. Frank Oliver"  Mr. Harris, Mr.  adics and gentle-  They do the business because  their prices are the best.  Assisted by Miss Cirey, Mrs. W. A. Macdonald, M  (of Rossiand), Mr. (J. Kydd, Mr.R. M. Macdonald,  si ml Mrs   Archbold, ttorr Steiner, ancla cliorus 01 lai  men.  'Seal's can be obtained at the Thomson^ Stationery and Canada  Book and Drug Cumpany's stores.  Baker St., Cor. of Kootenay St.,  lelson, B. C  AND   S00 LIKE  A  The Direct llouie from Kootenay   Country  ���    ���      to All Points.  On All Trains from ,  a  IEVELSTOKE AND KOOTENAY LOG  TOURIST CARS puss Medicine Hat daily for  St. Paul, Sunaays and Wednesdays for Toronto, Friday?-, ior Montreal and lloston.  CONNECTIONS  To and from llob'-on., Rossland.  7.!0 ex Sun, Lv... NELSON.. Ar. ex. Bun. 10, -JO  1S.0!) daily L\< NELSON.... Ar. daily '21.-10  Morning train connects Mondays, Wednesdays and BYidavs J'oralL  BOUNDARY  CREEK POINTS  Evcninsr train connects to and from Main  Line and' Points North, and on Tuesdays,  Thursd;iA'S, Saturdays from all Boundary  Creek Points-  KOOTENAY RIVER." ROUTE.  j)ailv Str Movie Dailv  23.00'Lv N30LSON Ar. 1(>.20  Connects ivoots'nay l/.mding witii Crow's  NYsi, Branch trains.  KOOTENAY LAKE~KA5LO ROUTE.  Six. Sun. Str. Kokancc Kx. Snn  10.00 Lv NELSON    Ai. 11.00  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, tu Aryenta  and return, leaving Kaslo at 20,00k.  SAN DON AND SLOGAN  POINTS.  9.00. ex Sun. Lv. ..NELSON.. Ar. ex. Sun. 14.20  1 hours--NELSON  TO   ROSSLAND���hours 4  For rates   and   full   information   address  nearest local agent, or  C. E. Beasley, City Passenger Agent.  R. W. Drew,'Agent, Nelson.  W.F. Anderson, E. J. Coyle,  Trav. Pass. Agent, '     A. G. P. Agent  Nelson, B.C. Vancouver, B. C.  oors, Sashes and Turned Work  rackets and Office Fittings  fisfaction ^.-Guaranteed,?Prices. ..Reasonable.  <<S>  57="  .:   GOMIlANDINa'ATTENTION .';,.  is; simply; a; matter  of being  well; dressed.:':.:;.;;        r/:        '";. (.  :   Tliose wlib wear  garments  cut and tailored by us will; receive all- tlie attention: a; well  dressed man deserves/   v  :"������'���;���' v'O.ui* winter suits of Harris  "Homespuns   are-marvels    of  good  quality^ good style;; and  good       wprkmaship.       The  value vis .great  t.'Nelsbfi  P KGQTEmYhAm  G.O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  �����   Lumber,  g   Lath,  ���     Shingles.  Orders    Promptly   Filled   and; Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson   Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street.  Turned Work.  2'    SB  2  UlJUiJLQJLJLSJlJLJLa^^  &G4V?  MBacsaBBBi^^  ^��im

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