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 NELSON  VOL. III.  NELSON, B. C, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1899.  NO.  37  THE NELSON ECONOMIST, is Issued zvery Wednesday  at the City of Nelson, B. C.% by D. 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 interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless  articles. y '    ���  Notice.���There  are   several hundred  readers of  The  Economist behind in their subscriptions.    No doubt this  -is attributable to neglect and all   that   will be required to  ensure a hasty response is this gentle reminder.  TTON. J. H. TURNER has returned to Victoria  -*--*- from a visit to London, extending over seven  months. In the course of an interview, Mr. Turner  has said that he has no idea of abandoning political  life, which is a flat contradiction of the rumors that  have been circulated, no doubt by interested persons.-  Mr. Turner is also reported as saying' that the inopportune legislation of the present Government during  the last session has destroyed the% confidence of Lon-  don investors in the future of British Columbia. This  view of the situation is borne out by other authori-  ties, and no doubt is a true statement of the case.  Indeed, it would be difficult to reach any, other  conclusion. The launching of the Province on a sea  of labor troubles similar to those that" wrecked New  Zealand could not possibly inspire capitalists with  confidence as to the security of their investments. If  there had been anything like a universal demand for  a change in prevailing economic conditions, the matter could have been adjusted otherwise, and very-  likely wi hout any serious results.' There is .a general belief in the principle of the eight-hour day, but  even the most avowed supporter of that principle  must confess that it was wrong to make the change  without giving those who would be most affected by  it a chance to be heard. It was class legislation and  opened the way for the enactment of laws in the future that may result disastrously to other interests in  the community. If it had been shown that "it was  essential to the well-being of the underground miners  that .-the'working day should be shortened, no reasonable objection could have been taken to the readjustment of the hours of labor by a board of arbitration/.  But the Government, while possibly acting within  their powers, should not have ridden roughshod over  the men who were affected equally with the miners by  the change.  labor was discussed in .the Legislature. On that  occasion, Mr. Turner expressed himself very strongly  in favor of the gradual shortening of the hours of  labor for all classes, and that the Government to  which he belonged was sincere in this matter may be  evidenced by the Tact that the day in nearly every  branch of Government work had been shortened.  The previous Government, to which the present Government owes its parentage, manifested its kindly  interest in the affairs of organized labor by taking  half-an-hour off the clerks in the Government offices  and adding the same to the employees of the Government printing office.  But the eight-hour day seems to have come to stay,  and it now rem.ins with those who nre interested in  the welfare of the Province to devise some  means lor the readjustment of the present deplorable  state of affairs. The Government that brought about  the trouble should assume the responsibility of its  action and offer some solution of the problem. If  they are not prepared to undertake the task, they  should resign and give men with, more brains a  chance. The interested parties to the dispute have  not evinced any desire to settle their troubles, and it  now seems as if other methods will have to be  adopted.  There can be no disguising the fact that matters  have taken a serious turn the past few weeks. -In  the absence of reliable infoimation Thk Economist  refrains from discussing certain phases of the situation, but it does hope that nothing will be done by  either mine-owners or miners that will result in the  re-enactment in British Columbia of the bloody outrages that have long made Pennsylvania a disgrace,  to civilization. British Columbia, since it first became known as a great mineral producer, has borne  an enviable reputation for law and order, and we  trust nothing will be done that will result in the loss of  its good name.  In a few months the Legislature of British Columbia will convene. The forthcoming session promises  to be one of unusual interest. If the /Government,  can hold out for any length of time, it will be called  upon to deal with questions that have never before  arisen in the history of British Columbia. Many of  these subjects affect this portion of the Province, and  in order to be dealt with intelligently the members of  the Legislature should come here and closely study  prevailing conditions. Otherwise, intelligent discussion is impossible.  Some years ago���if we mistake not it-was the ses:        As WAS anticipated, Sifton's   assisted  immigrants  sion of 1890���the question of shortening the hours of    are becoming a burden to   the   people   of  Canada.  I  i&'O&'fi THE NELSON ECONOMIST  J  !  1  s  8  'if  hS''  ���!*  They are not self-supporting and are   devoid   of all  manhood. Surely the experience of the United States  government with the pauper immigrants   of  Europe  should not have been lost on Canada.    x To-day   the  Greatest problem with which the0 Republic has to deal  is how best to minimize the evil effects of this foreign  immigration.      In many of  the States of the Union  the native born citizen of  the   United  States is  an  0 alien in his own land. ',   In several States the  naturalized foreigner defeats the will of the native  at  the  polls, and foreigners who have no sympathy with the  aspirations of the native-born American are elected to  office.      Their   votes  are simply a commercial commodity, to be bought and sold, and in times  of   war  they refuse, to undertake the  responsibilities of   citizenship.     Foreign laborers are no better than slaves.  They have not been educated to the ideals of British and  American workmen.     They will work for little more  than their board and when they have grievances they  do not seek ,to redress  them  through   the   ordinary  processes of the courts of the land, but resort  to  dynamite and other death-dealing explosives.  Just now England is engaged in a war  that means  much to the future.of the race.     From every ^quarter  of the vast Empire over which our  truly   great and  noble   Queen   rules,   comes   proffers  of   assistance.  Every Canadian, every Australian and  every British  subject realizes that the keynote of British supremacy  has been struck.      Within   an   inconceivably   short  space of time  Canada volunteered 42,000 men to the  service of   the Empire.      They   were   not all native  Canadians, for many were born in other parts of the  Empire, but they were all patriots and ready to sacrifice life and limb for home andcountry.    Every town  , and city in English-speaking Canada  contributed its  quota, and.one thousand men   left  our  shores to the  inspiring airs of " Rule Br tannia " and   " God Save  the Queen."    They are now on the ocean   and within a few days  may pay the price of   their  patriotism  by death.      But they will do so willingly, and in so-  doing they will enshrine themselves in the   hearts   of  their countrymen in every portion of the Empire, and  at the same time reflect credit and honor on   Canada.  Of the number who volunteered for service in behalf of the Empire, how many were foreigners? We  listened in vain for the first note of loyalty from Sif-  .ton's Dou.kohobo.is. From what we can learn their  .o.ily manifestation of interest was to pray for the success of the Boers, and to'offer their services to take  the places of British subjects who were working in'  mines at Lethbridge. .Supposing that tlie, fears of  many British statesmen were realized, and that  Britain was plunged into a war with foreign powers,  and the 42,000 Canadian volunteers were called out,  what guarantee" would our, people have that there  would not be an outbreak amongst the foreigners at  home ? This is a time when Great Britain must put  loyal men on guard. The man whose only interest  in the country is to eke out an, existence without  contributing to the responsibilities of the subject is a  base counterfeit and   infinitely   more   dangerous   in  time of war than the open enemy. We want no  more pauper laborers in Canada. Better have a  small population, loyal, contented and free, than a  horde of foreign assassins. It has cost the United,  States millions of dollars to uphold the laws of the  land against foreign law-breakers; let Canada be  .warned in time ! - . '  Within-a few days-Sir Charles Tupper will reach  British Columbia, and will deliver'speeches at all the  principal points in the Province. Pie will be accom-  .panied by other prominent Conservative orators, and  will probably deliver a speech ��� before a Nelson audience on the issues of the da}', during the latter part of  the month. , The old chieftian has met with rousing  receptions in all the'principal'cities of Eastern Canada. His visit to-British-Columbia should be made  the beginning of effective organization throughout  the Province.  Tkt$'Tribune says that "unless the Liberal party  fulfils its pledges re increasing the head tax, on  Chinese and makes an effort to put in operation the  Alien Labor Act, its candidates in this Province will  be snowed under at the next election." The Liberal  party would be guilty of its first act of consistency if  it fulfilled any promise ever made to the people.  The Rossland Miner -continues to growl at. what  it calls a " meat monopoly." ���,<- The firm of P. Burns  & Co. have dealt fairly with the public aud the success of   its  ventures is wholly due to good   business  management.  The Greenwood Tim.es Printing and Publishing  company, limited, has been organized with a fully-  paid-up capital of $25,000 for the purpose of publishing a daily paper in Greenwood. The new company-  acquires the business and plant of the Boundary  Creek Printing and Publishing company and will  carry on the business heretofore conducted by the  latter company. Duncan Ross'retains his interest  and will, as in the past, act as managing editor. The  new daily will appear about December 1st.  The Boundary Creek Miner has the following with  regard to Mr. Cotton's recent visit to Greenwood :  "Mr. Cotton is a politician and a politician's words  are generally encouraging. The government can  make no mistake by carrying, Mr. Cotton's, words  into effect. To do so it will be necessary to change  the policy of the past. The polkry has been to dilate  upon the glorious possibilities of the mineral sections  of the' province and pamper the agricultural district  which had the votes. If the province is to speedily,  realize that glorious destiny,-which.'' nature intended,  the government should do more to encourage the development of her greatest resources."  Of the many industries centered in Nelson, not  one has attained a greater degree of, success than the  Kootenay Cigar Company/ This institution has become famous throughout the Province for  the excel-  !  U  '  i.  r  b'Sr.  ��mmiu����ii��^^ /���''{������' V "  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  lence of its product, and in so great demand are the  different brands manufactureh by this firm that Mr.  Sims, the manager, ���is constantly engaging workmen to suppfy it. One order alone last week from  ���the Boundary country represented a sale of 36,000  -cigars. During the past week Mr. Archbold has  taken a financial interest in the Kootenay Cigar com-,  pan}', and it is proposed to increase the output to  meet the requirements of the trade  It is no idle boast to say that a horrible retribution  will*overtake Oom Paul's soldiers 0.1 the arrival of  ,the Rocky.Mountain Rangers.  In his speech at Ottawa the other evening, Sir  ���Charles Tupper said he happened to' be in a position  to know that a general election had been decided  upon to take place early in January. Whether tbe  Transvaal trouble will have any influence in bringing  about a postponement of the impending campaign is  a matter for speculation. Sir Wilfrid may think that  the present is not a very opportune time to appeal to  the people for a continuance of their confidence, now  so rudely shaken, but in any event it behooves the  Conservatives to gird on their armor for the fight.  British Columbia should return a solid six.  It is hinted that developments in connection with  the closing of the road leading to the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard depot, may reveal an exhibition of corporate greed not often witnessed, even in these days.  Who runs this town anywa}' ? The city council  or'the Nelson tramway?  The intelligence that Ladysmith is well provisioned  ���and in a position to hold its own at least until reinforcements arrive will remove a source of great suspense and fear to the British people.  The Grand Forks Miner will be issued shortly as  a daily paper, with John R. Reavis as editor and F.  H. McCarter as manager. Grand Forks has already  one ddily paper, edited by the renowned Fber C.  .Smith.  IT is pleasing to note that the electric light system  is improving. The quality of light in the past has  not been the very best.  The Tribune announces that Mr. J. C. Drewery,  of Moyie City, will probably be the Liberal candidate  for Yale Cariboo, and that the issue will be the eight-  hour question. In the Conse rvative platform there  is a plank in which the principle of the eight-hour  day is endorsed.  Major Yule, who informed the War Office of the  battle at Glencoe, and upon whom the command devolved after Gen, Symons was wounded, is claimed  as a Canadian by the Montreal   Witness, which  says  he is a son of the late John Yule, seigneur of Cham-  bly. This is a mistake. The Canadian Major Yule  referred to by the Witness is another officer, who at  present is deputy adjutant-general at Bermuda. , The  "Major Yule" of the Glencoe fight is not a major,  but a colonel and local major-general and is an officer  with an extended record of fighting in'India and Afghanistan. ,,----  Within the next few days Superintenent Marpole  aud Chief Engineer Cambie, of the C. P. R., will arrive in Nelson to arrange terms with the City Council  for the establishment of divisional facilities. The  representatives of a corporation that can do as much  for Nelson as,the C. P. R., should be dealt with liberally.       .., ' .  The Provincial Government in all probability  will bring on an election in the month of Febtuary  Already the supporters, of the Government are fixing up their political , fences, aud Hon. J, Fred  Hume will arrive here this week to whip the discordant elements into- line and incidentally arrange_/^  an elaborate system of organization.  The result of the United States elections  indicates  considerable gains for the Republican party.-,    --**=*-  IT is reported from Montreal that the Government  has given orders to contractors there to rush the  equipment for 1,500 more men for the second contingent for the Transvaal.  The success of.the farewell concert given by Mrs.  Brougham was a fitting tribute to that lady's popularity. The most exacting critic could find but little  fault with the various numbers rendered. Mrs.  Brougham, of course, came in for a major portion of  the applause. Herr Steiner's cello solos were notable  for their artistic finish, and Miss Carey, on, this the  occasion of her first appearance before a Nelson audience, made a lasting impression. Miss Carey has a  voice that with cultivation should bring her fame.  Altogether the concert was a most enjoyable event.  Our esteemed boiler-plate contemporary���the Nelson Miner��� hazards "the opinion .that no respectable  person would go around touting for a music hall.  The question'naturally suggests itself, what special  qualification has the MorningBoiler -Plate for passing  upon a point which affords such wide latitude for discussion ?  Again, we would remind correspondents, that this  paper wihLnot publish communications containing  attacks 611 persons without the real name of the writer is attached. If a statement is true the man making it should not be afraid to sign it. The Italian  style of attack is to say. the least of it contemptible,  and is not encouraged by reputable publishers. EVENTS AND GOSSIP  'A,  fi'-  0}  l'-  APRdFESSOR of physics who has become noted  as a lecturer on electricity, was asked one day  by an anxious parent how anybody could tell whether  or not a boy woul become proficient as an electrician.' The professor replied that any healthy boy who  was not inclined to be indolent would in all probability succeed in electrical work. All boys who had  spent their extreme youth in sitting around the house  playing with a spool and aL" bit of string, instead of  being outdoors wearing out their clothes and getting  dirty, he excepted. Such youths he didn't regard as  being healthy in body and mind, aud notwithstanding the fact that their fathers generally thought the  early development of such traits augured well for a  future Edison or Bell, history fails to show that either  of these famous electricians ever spent their days in  such a ridiculous manner. Edison in' all probability  spent his early boyhood days sliding down cellar  doors, getting spanked and generally growing strong  and healthy preparatory to taking up his life's work.  The amount of it he has already done" argues - that  great bodily vigor and mental activity  are essential.  Given the prime requisite for future success in the  electrical   business���a  strong,   healthy,   honest  boy  ��� . with backbone���how shall'he begin ? First, there is  his education and the more he gets the better. This  does' not   mean   the   number  of   years   his   father  ' is able to support him in school and college. It  means the actual amount of learning he stores awajr  in his brain. .Let him go through a public and a high  school, and then if possible   have a   course in a tech-  Q nical training school. This will give him the technical side of the question and teach him to speak of  volts, amperes, residual magnetism and lightning discharges, in a most familiar way. If he remembers  what he reads and what he sees, at the end of ,his  three or four years' course he will graduate a perfect  " encyclopedia, of knowledge, an e'ectrical engineer  thoroughly up to date, with an exajted opinion of  himself, aud a very poor appreciation of the resUof  mankind. Ke will know no Greek and know no  more of Latin probably than is included in the Latin  phrases. It would perhaps be better if he did have  some knowledge of these dead languages, as for the  same reason a schooling in medicine, theology, metaphysics and such things might be of use. They make  him a broader and more sensible and intelligent man  in many ways, but they wouldn't help-:-'him- much in  .     his work as an electrical engineer.  As one of these schools will turn him out however, he will be in demand. Electricity is doing  something -new every hour, and the growth of in-'  dustries and manufactures dependent on the work-  ings of currents of this fluid are phenomenal. Companies have been and are forming weekly /; for the  introduction to the world of some new thing in this  line, and they all want skilled experts and men with  technical training, and are prepared to pay for them.  The schools can't turn them out fast enough arid  thay are gobbled up in some department of the great  and growing work, so that a month after graduation  day many of these schools don't know where to put  their hands upon an unoccupied child of their teach  ing.  , Of course every boy can't have the" advantage of a  technical education in a school or a-college, but while  a luckier fellow is spending his four years in school  he can work in a manufactory or a lighting station ,  and by putting in some good licks during .that time  can obtain a foothold that will make the race between  them depend very much on the boy after all.' Nearly  every line of business to-day is suffering from over1"  crowding, and I know of none that opens up as wide  a ,range of possibility for success as the electrical ,  work. I see every da^r dozens of young men willing  to work almost for their board behind a counter who  would undoubtedly have'been successful electricians.  The professions are also crowded. -There are too  many doctors, too many lawyers, and without desiring in the least to discourage the work of God, I  might add, there are too many ' clergymen. In,mechanical work where is the demand ? The type-setting machines have driven the compositor to the  ver^e of starvation and labor-saving machines in  other branches have brought about similar results.  Therefore, I would say to 3'oung men, go in for electricity if you hope to survive.  A wide-awake travelling man, in conversation recently, remarked that he very often judged a man by  the way he sharpened his lead pencil. One who cut  away a large portion of the wood and used a long  piece of lead, he assumed to be an open, liberal', generous sort of a man ; while those who were satisfied  with a little stub, irregularly cut, were supposed to  be close, calculating aud drivers of hard bargains. A  straight, moderate clean cut indicated a careful,  shrewd, though liberal-minded business man. A pencil with the uncut end very much chewed indicated  either a reflective turn of mind or one who did" not  have very much to do. A man who carried his pencil oyer one-ear. and.-his-pen over the other was apt. to  prove conceited and shallow, with but little natural  ability; and the most successful merchants were  those who managed/ with a stub of pencil short  enough to go in the vest pockety.  Now that so many buildings are in progress of construction for commercial purposes, the; question of  cold storage comes prominently to the front. .'Many-  men'" are slow in taking advantage of, cold storage,  probably because they have not been educated on the  point. Cold storage of late years has become a recognized necessity ; most grocers aud dealers  appre- THE NELSON ECONOMIST  i,   *  i 9 t  ciate its efficiency, but too many attempt to, get along  without putting their produce into a properly equipped establishment, and occasionally improvise a, cold  storage system of their own, often in a damp and  musty cellar. By these" latter methods thousands of  dollars are lost annually through depreciation in values and destruction of goods. Commodities taken  from cold storage are as good as fresh, if, of course,  used within a reasonable time after being removed  therefrom, and consequently it is to the pecuniary advantage of the trade to utilize the means provide^,  when the preservation of poultry', meats and dairy  products is required. Notwithstanding the fact that  the winter season is almost here, it will pay every  grocer to turn his attention to * the cold storage question, at least from an economic point of view.  black type the name of every individual who attempts  to keep his name out of The Economist by* making  a bluff.   .  If Great Britain does not carry on a successful campaign against the Boers it will not be for want of reliable information on points of war strategy and  military tactics supplied' by the newspapers and poets  of Canada. There does not appear to be one editor  who could not crush the Boers almost in the twinkling of an eye, and as for the poets they are particularly anxious to ensanguine5 their hands in the blood  of Oom Paul. One of the most bloodthirsty of those  poets is Mr. Robert Awde, of Toronto. He is evidently determined to precipitate matters, and in order  that Great Britain may not feel alone in her position,  he supplies the cheering information that every man  -in the Empire���editors, poets aud all���is ready for  the fray. Hear Poet Awde express his sentiments in  chaste verse :  Then gird on thine armour, Great Britain arise,  The Empire is with thee in this enterprise ;  In righteousness lay the foundations of State,  And add yet to Empire deservedly great.  Our destiny points to a noble career���  Afield broad and large in the South Hemisphere ;  As India, and Egypt, so Africa, too,  Will" thrive hear our banner���the Red, White and Blue.  Mr. J. W. Bengough was in the city three or four  days last week taking observations or the physiognomies of several of the leading citizens to be drawn  in pictures at the Nelson Opera House, Wednesday  evening next. It is understood Mr. Bengough has secured many first-class specimens, which should afford the audience at the Opera House next Wednesday evening much amusement.  In my rambles I meet with some queer characters;  but 1 believe the most exasperating idiot is the one  who threatens dire results in case his "name appears  jn the papers." This creature declares that he wears  a seven and an eighth hat, but the fact is a five will  cover all the brains in his head. No matter how insignificant the position he occupies, he believes that  the eyes of the whole world are upon him,; while the  fact is he could drop out of existence and no one  would miss him.    In future I propose  to  publish in  I do not know of any city in Canada that can truth -  fully boast of in proportion to its population so many  shallow men as Nelson. Here we have them in everjr  stage of degeneracy:���all boastful of, their accomplishments in every line of "profession and trade. Occasionally those fellows imagine that they can perform  successfully the somewhat difficult equestrian act of  riding half a dozen or so political horses �� at the  same time. ' Like Pooh-bah,�� they can take one side  in one capacity, and if properly and substantially "insulted" will undertake to demonstrate tha' on general  principles they were entirely wrong in their original  contention. Sooner or later the community takes the  correct dimensions of Master Shallow, and thus by  his own superficial conduct he has accomplished the  process of self-strangulatiou. .  Last Sunday afternoon, at St.  Paul's  Presbyterian  Church, there was given a special song service.   The  best musical talent in the city was secured, and in addition there were short addresses by Rev.   Mr.   Frew  and Mr. J. W. Bengough.    The idea  of this  afternoon sacred concert no doubt originated with   Rev.  Mr. Frew���at least it   was  praiseworthy enough   to  come from that source.    Mr. Frew takes the  sensible  view that good music, under certain conditions, will  do equally as much in the way of elevating mankiud  as long sermons, and in this regard  the  rev.   gentleman demonstrates his  keen  appreciation of  the  requirements  of advanced civilization.   , I do not wish  to be construed as desiring to detract from  the virtue  of the lessons taught by and the beneficent influence of  a good, sermon, but beyond doubt , many  will be led  into the Christian  fold, by music that  could   not be  reached otherwise.    Mr. Frew is a gentleman of considerably  more   than   ordinary literary   attainments  and withalhas seen much of the world, but undoubtedly he has come to realize that his power for accomplishing the real  aim  and  object of Christianity  is  somewhat impeded by the lack  of attractions  other  than sermons to .bring men and women to the houses  of worship.    Once  get  .the   people to  church   and  sincere workers in the Lord's vineyard, like Mr. Frew,  may_���? be   depended   upon   to  create  an   impression  in the right direction and enlarge   their sphere of influence and usefulness.    One philosophic  clergyman  will accomplish more lasting benefits on a community  than a thousand drones/    In fact, I believe the cause  of Christianity is often blighted by ignorant teachers  who construe the Scrptures to emphasize their own  absurd   theorizing.    The church   was   crowded   on  the occasion referred to, which was  not only  strong  testimony  to   the good  sense of the   pastor of St.  Paul's Church, but also a  tribute to   the   merits of  those who took part in the concert.    To my own personal knowledge,, there were many present who have  not been inside a church for  months,   but  who  will sazsrzsrzr^n:  3Sj��ZISZ3!te=3=  Z_^e��l��jL^*Hl*nt-,'  8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  fet  hi:  doubtless be frequent visitors to Mr.  in future.  Frew's church  Mr. C. Dell-Smith has been attached to the staff of  the Nelson Miner. Mr. Dell-Smith is an Irish gentleman and a scholar, and the Miner management has  acted with wisdom in securing his services.  ��� I ran across the following niece, of poetry the other  day, in ah exchange.    It is entitled "The Banshee,"  . was written by Dora Sigerson Shorter, and may  interest some Irish reader :  God between us and all harm  For I to-night have seen  1    A banshee in the shadow pass ,  Along the dark boreen.  And as she went she keened and cried,  ,     And combed her long white hair, ,       ,  She stopped at Molly Reilly's door,  And sobbed till midnight there.  And is it for himself she moans,  Who is so far away ?  Or is it Molly Reilly'sdeath  She cries, until the day?   ���  . Now Molly thinks her man is gone  *  ,   A sailor lad to be ;  She puts a candle^at her door  Each night for him to see.  But he is off to Gal way town  (And who dare tell her this?)  Enchanted by a wo man's eyes,  Half maddened by her kiss.  So as we go by Molly's door -=���  We look toward the sea,  And say, "May-God bring home your lad,  Wherever he may be."  I pray it may be Molly's door  The banshee keens and cries,  For who dare breathe this tale to her,  Be it her man who dies?  But there is sorrow on the way,  For I to-night have seen  A banshee in the shadow pass  Along the dark boreen.  Aid. Hiliyer has withdrawn his music hall by-law  and threatens to make it an issue in the forthcoming  municipal contest. Those citizens of Nelson who  are anxious to bring about many reforms in the direction of improving the moral tone of the place will  now have to devise some other solution of the problems that menace the well-being of the community.  The experience of the past few weeks has brought  home to many the startling truth that the vicious  element has an all-mightiful aud all-pervading influence. The moral structure has been undermined  and is in imminent peril of collapse. In combating  the evils which have > taken such deep root in  our fair city, no sympathy or countenance can be  hoped for from a class who were supposed to be. sincere in their protestations of interest in the uplifting  of down-fallen humanity and a desire to accomplish  much-needed reforms. The fight, which had better  be made now before it is too late, will be one to stifle  vice and place virtue on her  throne.    A  society for  this purpose will be formed,  and the co-operation  of  all sincere Christians is earnestly solicited.    In  this  organization there will be no work reserved for hypo-,  crites.    Indeed, it may be that a great deal of hypocrisy will have to be exposed, and that an accounting  will be  demanded   from   the   "whited sepulchres,"  who away from home frequent  questionable  resorts,  but in the public eye pose as<models of virtue.    The  old French proverb that you cannot make omelettes  without breaking eggs is   particularly  applicable  at  the present time, and if improved  moral   conditions  .demand that the mask be torn' from the faces  of the  hypocrite, it shall be done. ���   The, end should justify  the means.  The social evil question is one that I do not care  to discuss in these columns ; yet I believe the spread  of this vice must sooner or later be dealt with through  the public press. It is strongly in evidence that the  evil is growing to an alarming extent. For, the sake  of-filthy lucre these women are protected,, with the  result that the children of,respectable'parents * are'familiarized with vice in its most' virulent form. In  time, the purest child will become tainted by coming  constantly in contact with vice ; the danger of contagion is greater than living in a district infected  with smallpox, and everyone will admit that the consequences are far more deplorable. On the streets  these women are permitted to roam about at their  own sweet will, aud the authorities seem powerless to  combat the evil. The daughter of presumably respectable parents, a short time ago, was said to have  thrown off all moral restraint, and left the city in  company with a woman of ill-repute. Who . is responsible for this, young life blighted by a life of  shame ? Day after day she saw young men doffing  their hats on the streets to women known to lead immoral lives. Her next door neighbors were women  of low character. The authorities failed to perform  their duty. The consequence was that this young  girl grew up to regard such a life as one of innocent  1 pleasure. The above is not theonly instance of. this  character, if all reports be true. The time has now  come when a move must be made in the directien of  throttling the evil. If the authorities fail toact, "The  Society for the Suppression of Vice," which is now  in process of organization, must face their duty manfully and with Christian fortitude. The Salvation  Army, which is a practical Christian organization,_  will no doubt co-operate in the great work.  The attention of the opponents of the music hall is  respectfully directed to the exhibition Mrs. Beerbohm  Tree, the talented English actress, is making of herself in London music halls by reciting Mr. Kipling's  patriotic poetry, to raise funds for the families of the  soldiers who have gone to South Africa to fight the  battles of the Empire.; I trust a petition will be circulated in Nelson at once,- asking the London City  Council to cancel the licenses of. its music halls, so  that.the families   of England's "absent-minded beg-  ���if  ft m  gars  ?>  mav starve.  P. G. CURRENT COMMENT  Held On to The Medal.  (St. John,N.B., Sun.)  >   Lord Farrer is dead.      He  is  the gentleman who  gave Sir Wilfrid Laurier the Cobden Club medal as a,  reward for refusing to give a tariff preference to Great  Britain..     Lord  Farrer in presenting the medal declared that it would have been withheld if the Canadian preferential  tariff had  not  offered   to   foreign  countries the same preference as was given  to  Great  Britain.      Afterward the  preference was made imperial, but Sir Wilfrid held on to the medal.  Slight to the Methodists.  (Ottawa Citizen.)  On Monday, before the Royal Canadian regiment  left Quebec, a third chaplain ���an Anglican���was  added to,the staff. The R.oman, Catholics, Presbyterians andfc\nglicans are thus represented, while the  Methodists, the second largest religious body in the  Dominion, are ignored. The government might as  well have done it well while it was about it, and sent  representatives of all the denominations.  How Mr. Sifton  Fools the People.  (Winnipeg Telegram.)  Mr. Sifton promised the Liberals of Winnipeg that,  if he did not secure running rights and control of  rates over the new railway route between Winnipeg  and Port Arthur, he would resign. He has not resigned ; neither has he secured the running rights  and control of freight rates he promised. He attempted when speaking in Winnipeg to pretend he had  secured what he promised, because the Government  had made certain restrictions in the bonus to the Ontario and Rainy River sectioii of the line. Hon. Mr.  Martin, when speaking here a few days afterwards,  had no difficulty in showing how empty and illusory  were those restrictions, even in respect of the Ontario  and Rainy River section. But he also showed still  more conclusively how worthless they were in respect  of the whole line, because these restrictions do not  apply either to the Port Arthur, Western and Duluth,  or the Manitoba Southeastern sections of the line.  ed Mr. Wallace with Mr, Bergeron in the suggestion  that they should go to South Africa to fight instead  of staying in Canada to talk. . The Times has a right  to assert that Mr. Wallace is mistaken. It has no  right to suggest that he is insincere. Mr. Wallace is  somewhat beyond the age at which men are enlisted  for active service, but he has made his sacrifice, and  that fact should protect him from the sneers of the  Hamilton Times. There will be no finer type of  young Canadian in South" Africa than the son of  Hon. N. Clarke Wallace, who resigned his captaincy  in the 36th Field Battalion to.enlist as private in the  Royal Canadian Regiment.  Credit to Whom Credit is Due.  (Grand Forks Mirier.)  Due credit must be given to the C. P. R. for the  manner in which it has carried out its agreement so  far, and if that may be accepted as an earnest of the  sincerity of the assurances of fair treatment and further development, in the future we may look forward  with some degree of confidence to harmonious relations existing hereafter.  Kind Words from Uncle   Sam.  (Los Angeles Express.)  Newspapers in some of the European countries are  taking the opportunity of the reverse to the English  forces at Ladysmith to express satisfaction that it has  taken place. It is a very small nature that can find  satisfaction in the sacrifice of as gallant a little  column of soldiers as ever bore arms in any army in  the world. With their extra ammunition carried  away, they fought until what they had was all shot  away and until it was useless to make further resistance against ail overwhelming force. The sympathy  of every brave heart goes out to the British lads who  fought against fate.  Not Open To Question.  (Toronto Telegram.)  Sincere the Hamilton Times may be in its belief  that Hon. N. Clarke Wallace is trifling with the war  in South Africa merely for the sake of making trouble  for the Laurier Government. But the aim of the  Times is ridiculously wide of the mark when it coupl-  The Ladies' Home Journal for November has just  come to hand, and, as usual, is teeming with good  things. It contains a very interesting article by  Eranklin Fyles on " The Theatre and Its People," a  story by Sara Beaumont Kennedy entitled "The  Governor's Last Levee," an article f"^m the pen of  Sir Henry Irving on " The Study of Shakespeare in  Small Communities," continued stories, the first of a  series of articles on " Good Form for All Occasions,"  by Mrs. Burton Kingsland, articles on China Painting, Lace Work, and a host of other subjects of interest to women, all of which is encased in an  exceedingly attractive cover.  Houde's  Stmt  Are  For Sale by  rianufactured by  =CutB- Houde & Co., Better That!   Humphreys & Pittock  Quebec  The Best  Baker St., Nelson, B. C.  o    1 ���  m m  i'^^AVvr^?7"V>,;."r*^*)"iTt-.��~:t.iI'>iT  SsSK:  aiSS^M^^li^^l^rfll^^SSi  5icawutau*��z��>W��CTM..tt*}^u*��  HERE AND THERE  .rff  fc.'l  i.  ,k   '  ' \  |!f  111  ill  ltr  United States Sympathy.  The following sentiments were given expression to  by ex-Governor Mackintosh on the occasion of the  visit of Lord Aberdeeu to Rossland in July, 1898. Of  course no one believed for a moment that the mantle  ��i ] 1 ' f  of prophecy had been thrown around Mr. Mackintosh  at the time, but no one thought for a moment that  our neighbors to the south of us would so soon have  an opportunity of reciprocating the ��� feeling which  prompted the British/Liori to stand at the door of the  United States in her trouble-and keep off the dogs of  Eurppe.', No-one, however, had any doubt of the  hearty spirit Jin which the good deed would be returned.    Here^are Mr. Mackintosh's own words :  " Pleasantry.aside, we thank them (citizens of the '  United States) for assisting^ in doing honor to ;ihe  Govern or-General of Canada.,, (Applause.) We  congratulate them upon recent achievements of their  army and navy while waging a white man's war for  .the extension of modern civilization (cheers) and,we  implore them, when the auspicious hour arrives, to  cast their influence  with   those   who   advocate   the  white man's   policy   of  ah   Anglo-Saxon   alliance.  (Loud cheers.)  "Gentlemen, there can be no legitimate civilization  where a Bible is carried in one   hand  and - a   drawn  sword in the other.'     (Applause.)      Once  usher  iii  that era when the ,' war drum throbs  no  longer and  the battle flag  is   furled';   when   English-speaking  races backed by better thinking men of other nations,  determine to link.their fortunes, then will be perfected a union worthy of man���a   union   sanctioned and  blessed by   the   Almighty.      (Immense   cheering.)  Then, too, will be written by angel fingers the bright-  test -page in history���that recording- the coalescing of  two powers owning the  same   origin, speaking   the  same language, but long  severed   by   passions  and  prejudices for which the older-  must  be   prepared   to  accept some responsibility,''    (Applause.)   . Then and  then only will"be established the  greatest/'confederation of freemen the world has ever dreamed of.   {Loud  cheers.)    A consummation devoutly  to  be wished ���  airepoch during which each star upon the flag of the  United States will represent- a civilizing   power, each ���  ..Humphreys & Plttock  9   ���   o  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street,  Telephone No. 93 -.    .    .  AH  Leading  Newspapers  r-n-nffMTT���m'T*'"*1��'',-"-,~,^"iT��ti��T  Agents for  Victoria Colonist  Seattle Times  -  S. F. Bulletin  S. P. Call  Nelson Economist  Nelson Miner  Nelson Tribune  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail and Empire  New York Sunday World  Vancouver News-Advertiser  Winnipeg Tbibune  Winnipeg Telegram  Toronto Globe  And Other PeiIiodicals.  it.��-*i-r."��rf�� -*aKftl -AWT'Ok"- *-!*'.���?j*aC*?{*. "iAS-r'���.-Sw.  T  AND  ��  &    &    4>  �� ��� �� K   �� l*.^? * m. ��� . .  �� O  Received Daily  Osier & Gurd,  Mines  Baker Street,  ...Over...  Bank of Halifax  Nelson, B^ C.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Ash, Lady Aberdeen, Lily Fraction, Minto  Fraction and PJaddo Fraction Mineral Claims,  situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.  Where located:   On Morning Mountain.  Take notice that!. John McLatchie, P.L.S ,  of Nelson, acting as 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 clays  from the date hereof, to astplv to tlie 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   tlie  issuance ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 11th day of October, A. P. 1899.  John McLatchik.  FSTMOTMMlCo  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  Camps supplied on shortest  notice and lowest prices-  Mail orders receive  careful  attention.  Nothing    bnt     fresh    and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept iii stock.     ,  E. 0." TR A VES; Manage.  HSR--  :';.*/,  SKTOWSEKBHBB^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  11  n  n  British colony a great auxiliary force, all working in  concert with the parent country,,, all honoring the  brave old flag of our.fathers, all revering the banner  that has ever been the harbinger of liberty and patriotism, the-protector of the .oppressed of all lands.  (Applause.)  'Tis only a small piece of bunting,  'Tis only an old tattered rat?;  But,Thousands have died for its honor,  A.'id shod their best.blood for the flag.  (Loud cheering.) The Stars and Stripes! The  Union Jack ! . Your Excellency, Mr. Mayor and  Gentlemen, ���' long may their tints unite and form in  heaven's"light oue'arch of peace !' (Applause,) 'My  Lord Aberdeen, we soon must part. We wi'li eyer  reserve a warm spot in our hearts for you" and yours.  We know you will gladly convey to Pier Most Gracious Majesty a message cf loyalty, and love. We  knowyou will bipro id to carry th'.s message acr >ss  the ocean���assurances of our patriotic devotion and  unswerving allegiance. (Loud , applause.) Assurances, too, that should ever the storms and passions  of envy and hatred beat about the Motherland, the  hardy sons of this Western hemisphere will stir-  found heir during every period of gloom and despondency, their strong arms bear her through the dark  clouds of trial, tribulation and adversity into the  glorious sunshine beyond! (Applause.) Mr. Mayor,  Gentlemen, I give you our guest Lord ' Aberdeen,  Governor-General of the Dominion of Canada."  i Immense cheering ) '       >  tThe First Lady in South Africa.  ��� Mrs. Han bury Williams is the first lady of' the  land in South Africa. As sister to his excellency,-  Sir Alfred Milner, her position would credit her with  this title. Sir Alfred is a bachelor and devoted to the  closest study of finance and statesmanship, and cares  little for social gayety, and were it not for his accomplished sister the aristocracy of Cape Colony would  fare ill in entertainment at the government mansion.  As it is there has never before been such a charming  hostess to grace the. " White House" of Cape Colony.  A beautiful woman of the most highly cultured English type, Mrs. Williams simply radiates feminine  grace and loveliness, and has become popular beyon  description: ��� This is not an easy matter at the tip  end of the African continent, for one is  supposed to  , walk in the straight and narrow path prescribed by  the customs peculiar to the country. Shortly after  arriving there, two years ago, Mrs. Williams infringed on one of these laws in a way that made her the  talk wherever English women congregated, and an  attempt was made to socially ostracise her. " The jra  cial feeling hi Cape Colony is intense, the English  looking upon the Kaffirs with more disgust than the  negro attracts in our South. Not being acquainted  with this fact Mrs. Williams, when giving prizes to  the,children of the"public schools, after kissing a  little white girl, stooped down and touched the lips of  ,a little Kaffir girl who had achieved equal distinction  with her white sister.  A gasp of horror on the part j�� all the ladies present followed the move and a clergyman leaned over  and acquainted Mrs. Williams how she  shocked  the  , audience and cautioned her to< taboo the black element in the kissing. It was rather a trying moment,  but instincts of justice prevailed over taste, and when  the next colored girl came along the first lady of the  land kissed her as though it was the customary thing  to do and she found   that   it   reacted   only   to . her  ,   popularity.  ���  ��� With us, for now is the time. |  ��� We have the largest supply of Groceries, |  Crockery, Etc., in Nelson. S  ���  ! USELESS "' *  ENTION'   PRICES !  ^HBE��wa��&AeU4&aEEa��S��ri^C��atSettf  t  as we defy competition.  JUST IN TO=DAY:  PIGS FEET, ;^S^:k,tiand  No. r  SALMON BELLIES, .fE^fi'  Sockeye, in kits  ���HERRING, Labradors.  .  Special Attention to Mail Orders.  t  Postoff ice Box K & W  Telephone 10  Baker Street   *  V  ���V.  F  U  i  M  totmammmnmit. f'     '     ���!  ....���I-. .j.ym..f....^:l'fH.^  PEPPER'S PATENT HEART SEARCHER  %<  .v?' .;  '���f  t  ���i:  Vv  f  .Y!  A  1'  I WAS Professor Pepper's only heir.      Among his,  effects found in   his  laboratory  after his * uri- ��  timely departure was the curious mechanism he  called his '' heart-searcher.''  In appearance it resembled a Waterbury watch.  Ofits internal mechanism I know nothing. Professor  ���Pepper legarded the instrument as the greatest invention of the age, pnd he always refused to explain its  principles of construction, as he had ah idea that, if  the- world knew how it was made, the market would  be flooded with imitation heart searchers, warranted1  to be just as good as Pepper's original!  Fortunately for me, the professor's invention was  accompanied by a card of " directions for use," so  that I had no difficulty in testing its great value as  an aid in the search after the truth.  The instrument had a face like an ordinary watch,  except that there was only one hand or, pointer, and  in place of the usual 12 figures there were the names-  of moral or immoral sentiments. At the top opposite  the stem or handle was the zero mark, and when not  in use the pointer, rested at the zero or neutral mark.  From the stem extended two insulated wires about a  yard> long, aud at the end of these wires was a flat  ivory disc that could be easily hid in the hand.  , My first exj erimeut with the - professor's heart  searcher was calculated to inspire confidence in the  invention. It told the truth with refreshing exactitude.  I had, at the time of the  professor's demise, been  dwelling in a state of rather distressing uncertainty  concerning the feelings of my fourth cousin, Amy  Clinket, toward myself. I wanted to tell her how  much I loved her, and had not dared, being uncertain  of the result of any such declaration. The heart  searcher ! . For unate legacy! It might tell me all,,  and then I could cheerfully propose, knowing in advance that I would be accepted.  First, it might be desirable to test the heart searcher upon some minor subject. I placed the heart  searcher in my vest pocket, and secured it there with  an imitation watch chain, to give the impression that  I had my watch with me. The wires I passed through  the sleeve of my cont, leaving the ivory disc just hid  in my cuff.  Thus armed I set forth in quest of the unknowable.  I took the trolley car, intending to make calls. In  the car I met my young niece Diana, aged 7. Slipping the disc into my hand, I cordially took ��� her  hand and pressed the disc against her active little  pulse. Pretending to be absorbed in learning the  time of day, I asked her sundry questions, and at  once saw pictured on the dial of the heart searcher  every passing change in the dear child's transparent  nature.  " Are you not glad to see me, dear ?"  The pointer swung slowly around to " delight."  " What are your views, my child, upon   the   subject of caramels ?"  The pointer on the dial promptly moved to "hope/'  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Yakima Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.    Where located : On Sandy Creek, adjoining  Tough Nut Mineral Claim.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, P.L.S.,  of the city of Nelson, acting as agent for  Columbus M. Parker, Free Miner's Certifi-  " oate No. 23,036 A, intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a Certificate of Impiovements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim. r  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this ltith.day of October, A. D. 1899.  John McLatchie.  A^fe  P. Burns & Co.  *j  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "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 Bear" Claim.  Take notice that I, A.S. Farwell, agent for  E. J. Palmer, No. 19,919 A. as to two-thirds,  and J. H. 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 Improvements, for .he 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 16th day of October, LS99.|  26-10-99 A. S. Farwell.  Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .   BRANCHES AT   .  �� ROSSLAND TRAIL NELSON KASLO  ��       SANDON THREE FORKS SLOCAN CITY       ^  w  HEN you buy  OKELL& MORRIS' ��'KELL &  Preserves^ MOf^s'  tuit Preserves  o(   you get what are pure British Columbia"   "Are absolute y the  o{   fruit and sngar, and your money is left at        PUREST AND BEST  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Tiger Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division ofWest Kootenay District.  .    Where located :   About five miles west from  Nelson, near Eagle'Creek.  Take notice that 1, Arthur S. Farwell, agent  for George A. Kirk, Free Miner's Certificate  No. 88,385, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose  of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim. .  And further ta,ke notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 15th day of August, 1899.  23-8-99. A. S. Fakavell,.  Come in and   inspect  our   stock  of Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furnishings.  porters of Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  if THE NELSON ECONOMIST  o  O  /S'V  This was significant.    Clearly the hearfsearcher was  a most important invention.  The dear child at once expressed herself as interested in caramels, concluding her remarks with the  information, that she knew,of a place where they sold  " two for five." - Manifestly the instrument and my  young relatives words did, not agree. She was evidently torn with conflicting emotions, for the pointer  quivered slightly, and moved to " disappointment."  She did not wish to plainly ask for the caramels, aud  yet in the deep recesses of her young heart she hoped  I would give her some.  " I am very sorry, my child, but I. have no caramels with me. If I had only known I should meet  you, I would haye brought some with me."  The pointer was greatly agitated; and ' vibrated between " disappointment " and " doubt."_.-  I at once offered the child a dime, and to riw  amazement the dial indicated "disappointment"  only.  " O ! beg pardon. Let me see. Was that a quarter? Dear me. I'm sorry I made suoh=a mistake.  Here's a quarter."  At once the pointer swung swiftly to "delight."  The heart searcher was a triumphant success. I  squeezed the dear child's hand once more. The dial  marked "gratitude."  " Good-by, dear !    I must get off here."  As I left the car I saw young Brown, of our office,  walking quickly down the street, as if in haste to  catch a train. I grasped his hand fervently. "My  dear boy ! I'm so glad to meet you. How is your  mother, and }7our sister-in-law,and your brother,  Theodore Augustus ? You have plenty of time," I  remarked, as I pretended to look at my watch.  He pulled his hand away and said,.in his , usual  breez}' manneTp "Delighted to meet 3>-ou. Goodby���  train ���awful late.    By���''  He was gone and I gazed upon the face of the heart  searcher. . Although disconnected with my friend's'  pnlse, the pointer still lingered at " botheration." It  was more than, an hour before it finally settled back to  zero. " Brown had evidently a very powerful emotional nature.  Amy was at home when I called,- and when I shook  ber hand warmly I glanced hastily at the tell-tale  dial, "expectation." This was encouraging. I  would proceed to unfold my tale of love. I still held  her hand with lover-like fervor, and stammered forth  my blushing confession. <        _  At intervals I glanced at the white face of the  heart searcher. Its sensitive pointer was greatly agitated, and quivered from " surp ise " to' ''anger,"  and from " anger " to " cold disdain.'1 Finally it  stopped at " doubt:"  " But, my dear, I���I love you."  ,'    The fatal words were out.       " - . ���  - " I don't believe one word   yort   say.      You   are  PATENAUDE BROTHERS  JEWELERS AND QPTiCiAR  Fine Watches a  Specialty  NELSON, B. P.  THE HALL STREET GROCER  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Balmoral Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay'  District.  Where Located: On the Hall Mines Wagon  Itoad, V/% miles south of Aelson.  Take notice that 1, John McLatchie, acf-  ingas agent fur E. \V. Clevcrsley, Free Miner's  Certificate No. 21,781 A, E. .1. Moore, Free  Miner's Certificate No. "21,782 A, and Peter  Meegan, Free Miner's Certilicate No. 21,783 A,  intend, sixty days from the* date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And farther take notice that a<-tion, under  section 87,'must, bo commenced��� before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 10th dav of September, 189!).  JOHN McLATCHIE.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  CERTIFICATE OF IM:  The Delight,  Woodstock  Family Groceries  Every Line Fresh.  Fruit in Season.  WAOOS BROS.,  Photographers  VANCOUVER and   NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelson.  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  0pp. Custom House, Nelson B. C  CLUB HOTEL  Corner Stanley and Silica Sts.  RATES; $i per day and lip.  Schooner Beer, io cents  E. Jo Curran, Proprietor.  ROVEMENTS.  , Calgary and Atlantic Mineral Claims, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Whore located : On Toad Mountain, about  one mile west of ".Silver King" Mineral  Claim.  Take notice that. I, John McLatchie, P.L..S.,  ot the City of Nelson, acting as agent for the  Delight Gold Mining Company, Limited, Free  Miners's Certificate No. B26,o'87, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, 'for the purpose of obtaining Crown  Grants of the above claims.  And further take notice that 'action, under  Section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this sixteenth day of August; 1889.  John McLatchik;  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Drummer Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located: On westerly slope of and  near the headwaters of Rover Creek.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, P.L.S.,  of the City of Nelson, acting as agent for Robert Renmc, Free Miner's Certificate No. K  11.531, Benjamin F. Butler, Free Miner's Cer-  t: flea to No. 21,010 A, .Olive B. J��>ncs, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 21.819 A, and Thomas  R. Jones, Free Miner's Certificate No. 21.818 A,  intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements, for tlie purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section37,must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this second day of October, 1899.  John McLatchie.  Golden Eagle Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenav  District.  Where located: On the south side of Red  Mountain on Hall Creek.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, P.L.S.,  of Nelson. B. C, acting as agent for G. A.  Kirk, Free Miner's Certificate No.SS,M85, intend, sixty days from tlie date hereof, to applv  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.  Dated this twenty-third day of August, 1S99.  Johx McLatchie.  Tinsmithin  AND  Heating  Express and Dray ihg  Having purchased the express and drayin  business of J. W. Cowan, we are prepared to  do all kinds of work in this line, and solicit  the patronage of the people of Nelson. Orders  left at D. McArthur & Go's store, northwest  corner Baker and Ward streets, will receive  prompt attention.   Telephone 85.  Josephine Street  Nelson.  STARTLERS  IN PRICES OF  ���AT-  GOMER   DAVIS.     Thomson's   Book  Store  <-!:  g J/  ���?���*/ J^^s^��^^-^?c^^��-^i^nfrt<rr)��^^jiyr~^  A  1    c  V;  2'  < ���'  3!   .'-  -I  fr ;<  h  14  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  looking at your watch all the time, Aiust  to  see how  soon you caii go."    ���  The heart searcher fell .away from my nerveless  hand  and was dashed to a hundred pieces.  No I never repaired it. Amy has convinced me  that, it is, in the words of the poet, " better not to  know."    The unknowable is the truly wise.  Amy? ,0! Pardon me���she married another  man.��� Home Magazine. " '  Lord Kitchener has little sense of humor, and is  not at home in the small cut-and-thrust skirmishes of  o-eneral society. At an official ball once he remarked  to a yourfg lady, who stood beside him : (' We are  "fortunate in having these places for standing here  We shall see the first entrance of the new Turkish  and French ministers into London, society.' The  voune woman replied:. "laffl glad to hear it ; I  like to see lions break the ice." Kitchener was  silent for a few minutes, but presently said : Miss  Anderson, in the country where lions  Uv2   there . is  no ice."  RE CO  ...HAVE RECEIVED...  TWO MORE CARLOADS OF FURNITURE  IuSt.ck.  They do the business because  their prices are the best.  Baker St., Cor. of Kootenay St.  Nelson,  B. C  v 1?ac i ficaKy;  AND   SOO LINE  EAS  T  Doors, Sashes and Turned  Brackets and Office  ngs  The Direct Route from Kootenay   Country  to All Points.  FIR  On All Trains from  ���Twsacr^e  Satisfaction Guaranteed.   Prices Reasonable  REVELSTOKE AND KOOTENAY LDG  ron to Friday* for Montreal and Boston. Same  cars pass Revelstoke one day earlier:  CONNECTIONS  To and from Robson, Rossland.  -i in pv mm Lv    NELSON..Ar. ex. Sun.10.40  100�� daily LvL' ���.���.'.NELSON Ar. daily 21.40  Morning train connects for all points in  BOUNDARY COUNTRY  Kvonin"- train connects to and from Main  Line and�� Points North, and (except Sundays) from all Points in Boundary Country.  KOOTENAY RIVER  ROUTE.  nnilv SlrMoyie Daily  m (o Vv  NELSON Ar. 1��.20  Connects Kootenay Landing with Crow's  Nest Branch trains.  KOOTENAY LAKE~KASLO ROUTE.  Fv Bun. Str. Kokanee Ex-Sn"  ,i| 00 Lv.! NELSON Ai. 11.00  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, to Argenta  and return, leaving Kaslo at 20.00k.  SANDON AND SLOCAN   POINTS.  9.00. ex Sun. L\Y ..NELSON. .Ar. ex. Sun. 14.20  Aj hours-NELSON  TO  ROSSLAND-hours .4  For rates and full information address,  nearest local agent, or  C  E. Beas I ey, City Passenger Agentv  R. W. Drew,! Agent, Nelson.  W. F. Anderson, E- J- Coyle,  Trav. Pass. Agent, A. G. P. Agent  Nelson, B.C. Vancouver, B.C.  <<g>  COMriANDINQ ATTENTION  is simply a matter of being  -well dressed.  Those who wear garments  cut and tailored by us will- receive all the attention a well  dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns are marvels of  good quality, good style and  good workmaship. The  value is great.  Baker St. kelson.  <?  ire >mnnr75imrrc^ <nnnnmrrinnni ~Q  KOOTENAV LAKE SAW MILL  Lumber,  Lath,  2   Shingles.  GO. BUCHANAN, Pro pr jetor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and . Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson   Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street.  Turned Work.  JOHN RAE, AGENT.  ^JLSUULSLSLTTiriri^ iLSJlAiULOiLOJ^  s3  (W  imiiimuMmx^^mmimmesx^mm^aieimim


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