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 :o./,-.'.':'.i'.'*-..i..��  NELSON  VOL. III.  NELSON, B. C, WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 22, 1899.  NO.'19  . ��� &-.-  THE NELSON ECONOMIST is issued svery Wednesday  . at the City of Nelson, B. C, by I). If. Carley. Subscrip-  tion : ��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. ' . ���   ��� '  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.    ;  NOTWITHSTANDING Premier, Greenway\s announcements to the contrary, the  writs for the  Manitoba elections  have  been  issued, and  nominations will take place  November  30th, and polling a  week later.      This  will be the first really organized  effort to wrest the province from  the  Liberals since  they secured the reins of power, and the dispatches  announce that it will be one of the keenest struggles  fought in Manitoba since the defeat of the  Norquay  Government.    In nearly every constituency, the conventions of both parties have made their formal nom-  , inations and the  independents in the  field  number  only four.    Ministerial and Opposition  speakers are  now on the stump, and vvell-knowu  Eastern  orators  will reach the point of action within a few days. The  Ministerialists are led by Mr.  Greenvvay and the Opposition forces are commanded by Hugh John  Mac-  donald, the distinguished  son  of Canada's  greatest  s atesman, the late lamented Right Hon. Sir John A.  Macdonald.  The time for "the contest is short, but good campaign work has already been done by both parties.  The strongest men in the Conservative and Liberal  ranks in Manitoba have offered themselves as candidates, and the fight will be conducted on strictly  Federal lines, although in several districts local issues  will play a very prominent part. It is a noteworthy  incident of the campaign that the Conservatives have  made it a point to put men in the field who have won  victories in municipal politics in the past.  above reproach, the opinion prevails that there" are  men around him whose act ons have not always been  above suspicion. From private sources it is learned  that the election was brought on at this time in re-  spouse toa peremptory demand from Ottawa, and  that if Mr. Greenvvay wins the day, the Dominion  election will folloAy in January, otherwise there will  be another session. The Manitoba election will be  regarded as a straw which will determine the direction of the wind.  At this distance it is impossible to guage the political situation in Manitoba, but from all accounts the  Conservatives stand at least an even chance of winning. In point of material out of which to fashion  a strong Government they have a large percentage the  best of it, but the fact that times are unusually good  in Manitoba may assist Premier Green way. While  Mr. Greenway's personal integrity  and  honesty are  In order to get a seat for  Mr.   Latchford, a newly-  appointed Minister in the Ontario Government, South  Renfrew was opened by the-resignation of Mr. Campbell, who was elected at the last general election by a  plurality   of  1441.,.   The   new   Minister of   Public  Works was returned last week with a reduced majority of 238.      The whole strength  of  the Dominion  and Ontario Governments were thrown in Mr. Latch-  ford's favor in a strong Liberal stronghold like South  Renfrew, aud yet the majority was reduced over 1200  votes.    The Ottawa Citizen is convinced that a little  more confidence and harder work would have defeated  the new Minister, and his defeat under such circumstances must have caused the downfall of the now  tottering Ontario Grit Government.     When  such  a  strong showing can be made with all  the chances in  favor of the Liberals, the Conservatives should have  no difficulty iu carrying the by-elections in constituencies where there is a good fighting chance.    There  is little doubt but that the  new   Ross   Government  will  not  last-through  another session of the legislature.  The political situation in British   Columbia   is not  of the character that should bring joy to the hearts of  Messrs. Cotton and   Semlin.      If  the   Government  does not succeed in making one of the many combinations     spoken     of,    it    must     die      an      ignominious death, and its executioner may be Joe  Martin.    It will not be the first time Joseph has prepared  a corpse for a political funeral, and we rather imagine  that on this occasion he will yield the fatal axe with  feelings akin to pleasure.    No one seems to think the  Semlin-Cotton outfit can pull  through  a  session, so  the politicians are  shaping   themselves for  an early  election.    The combinations now are of such a character as to give additional interest to^the next political fight.      One   thing,   however,  is assured.      No  change that can possibly be made will fail to  be an  improvement on the present Government.  if  il  > 5..  ���1 s  The rumor that the difficulties between the miners  and mine-owners were  about  to be   adjnsted  lacks I-  I .  |W  si  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  P'  6  &  ft-  M  I  IK.  !  f.-  is-  confirmation.    It may be that an effort is being made  to effect a reconciliation, but if such has  been  made,  the circumstance is riot generally known. The chasm  between the miners and mine-owners has widened  to  the extent that it will be difficult to  bridge, and certainly the harmonizing of the warring  elements-will  . not be, effected in one day.     , There would be a great  many things to consider, perhaps the most important  being the length and termination of the arrangement  entered into.    The essence of any agreement between  miners and mine-owners, to accomplish  desired  results, must be the assurance that  due  regard will be  given to the contracts between the mine manager and  his company.    If, on the strength   of certain representations as to the permanency   of existing   conditions, capital is enlisted, it is nothing short  of . business repudiation   that   these   conditions   should   be  changed.    No contractor has  faith  in  the merchant  who offers to supply  him  with  goods   at  a certaiu  figure and then charges  more, simply because he  is  placed in a position to  take  advantage  of. the  purchaser.      Contracts,between the   mine   manager and  the owner must be preserved  iuyiolate, and  nothing  must,be done by the miner to interfere with  the provision oi a contract made in good faith.      To  argue  that the worker in the mines has   no rights  that the  manager is bound fo respect, is  very  often the cause  of friction,, which   might  easily   be   avoided.    Both  labor and capital have  rights, and  the  great  social  problem of the day is where to define the line between  the two.    Certainly a Government cannot undertake  the solution of the problem, for when  it  indulges in  class legislation or  paternalism, it   does _that__which  makes man no longer a free agent to  act   and think  for himself.    Governments are not supposed to legislate for one class, but the common  weal      How  far  the present Government has fulfilled its obligation in  this respect, the people are left to judge.  Within a few days three by-laws will be submitted  to the citizens of Nelson to vote upon. As these by-  laws have not yet been published, it might be a little  premature to discuss each on its merits. When their  provisions are made known, it will then be in order  to deal with them in the way of general discussion.  IT is an old business axiom that there is no sentiment in business. This perhaps has never been better exemplified than in the instance of the present investments of Canadian capital in Republic, just over  the line. In the face,of the fact that British Columbians are. doing everything in their power to induce  outside capital to develop the resources of this Province, Canadian money is being largely invested in  Republic and other American camps. It is a little  humiliating to Canadians to read in the Spokesman-  Review that " the more Canadian capital that goes  into Republic camp, the better for the camp, the better for Spokane," etc. It is quite true that recent  British Columbia legislation was  not  well calculated  to inspire confidence in the minds of .mining   investors, but it should be borne in mind that the Government that committed  such  legislation is  now in the  throes of death, and that a   new  Government which  will conduct matters on a business basis' will take the  place of the old one within a few months.     The Cot-  ton-Semlin Government has tried to please, everyone,  bnt has not succeeded in   pleasing   anyone.      Canadians can well afford to wait a few months.      British  Columbia has the resources, and all that  is  required  to restore confidence is a Government that deals fairly  with every class.in the community.    The day of hayseed Government in British   Columbia  is nearing its  .. end.  The authoritative tone in which the Tribune gives  out information   reparding the  music   hall   proposal  might induce the belief that some one connected with  , that paper was in  possession  of intelligence  on   the  point not known to   the  public.      In  fact,   there  is  strong reasons for believing that of those who took an  interest in the establishment of a music hall, not oue  knew Fiskey, Barnett, the  Spokane   variety   theatre  man.    The Tribune has not yet  been   able to distinguish   the  difference between a respectably conducted music hall and a variety   theatre of the  character  that has disgraced many cities in 'he west.  The big departmental stores of the East   are reap-  ing a rich harvest in   British   Columbia  these  days,  the greater portion of the express business being   the  carrying of goods   purchased  in   Toronto  and other  Eastern cities.,     Nelson   is not the  only   patron   of  these departmental stores, for   the   papers   in   every  city and town in the Province are loud in   theij complaints against this habit of buying goods in the East  that could  be   purchased   more   advantageously   at  home.    The local dry goods merchants are the greatest sufferers.    They pay taxes  for carrying on  their  business and contribute towards the building of the  city, yet they are compelled to meet a disastrous competition, which is the more unreasoning and exasperating when it is considered  that there is scarcely an  article that is purchased  in Toronto,   that cannot be  duplicated here, when express charges are added, for  less money.     Supposing everyone  iu  business sent  East for the necessaries  and luxuries of life,  what  earthly chance would there be for Nelson   to   become  anything more than a hamlet ?     What is  the use of  putting up buildings for dry goods stores, if our citizens do  not patronize the local merchant'?"' If the  community interest is not considered, indeed, what is  the sense of living here at all ?    Every dollar sent  East lessens the chance of making a comfortable living in Nelson, arid:patriotisms if nothing else, should  deter our citizens from discouraging  home '.industry.  Else let everyone form a combination to buy nothing  in Nelson that can be purchased away from home.   If  it is of more importance to build up Toronto than our  own city, let the thing be generally understood, and  {hen we can systematically kill the town at once and  S^mmMiaux^^BSsi^SIXS^^SS> jj"'V>>"j^nf* THE NELSON ECONOMIST  forego the pain of a lingering death. By sending  East for our law, prescriptions, religion, books, clothing, printing, cooking utensils, groceries, etc., we can  administer a knock-out drop to local progress.  The Phoenix Nsws says : " This week a new era  commences in the development of the mines of the  Boundary district���the first shipment of ore to the  smelter from the Oro Denoro in Summit camp. The,  B. C. will also commence shipping in a few days.  Just as soon,as the railroad is completed to other  mines of the district shipping will be commenced.  The Winnipeg and Golden Crown in, Wellington  camp will be shippers in a few weeks, and then the  big properties around Phoenix. When the spur to  Central camp is completed, the Lincoln, City of Paris,  Lexington and No. 7 will' be on the_shipping list.  ��� Within three months twelve mines will be shipping  ore, six of which will be larger producers than either  the Le Roi or the War Eagle at Rossland."  A week or so ago, it was .announced that "the  Crow's Nest Coal Company proposed to issue more  stock.for working capital. This statement is emphatically contradicted by Mr. Robert Jaffrey, managing  director of the company, who says : " The story is.  utterly without foundation. Such" a proposal has  never been thought of by the board. I may say that  I have never been .more satisfied with the position of  the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company, and the outlook  for it, than I am at the,present moment."  Mr. Justice Martin has compiled a chart of the  judges of the Supreme  Courts of Vancouver  Island  and British Columbia.    This chart has been presented to the Law Society of British Columbia and published by order of the Benchers with the law reports.  The   first  Governor   the   Island  of Vancouver had  was Richard Blanshard in 1849.     Hon. David Cameron was Judge of the Supreme Court of Civil Justice  of Vancouver Island from 1853 to 1865.    From  1865  to 1870 the duties of that office were  discharged   by  the Hon. Joseph Needham, Chief Justice.      The colony of British Columbia -the Mainland���had   for its  first Governor,-James Douglas in 185S.      Hon. Matthew Baillie Begbie was appointed  a  Judge  in   that  colony, and took the oath of office at  Fort  Langley,  on Nov. 19, 1858.    The union of the colonies, under  the name of British   Columbia, took   place and   was  proclaimed on Nov. 17, 1866.      From 1870 to   1894,  Hon. Matthew Begbie was Chief  Justice   of   British  Columbia.    He received knighthood  on   the 26th of  November, 1874, and died on June. 11,    1894.      On  March 11, 1870, Hon. Henry I>.   Pellew   Crease was  appointed first Puisne Judge.      He was knighted on  January ist, 18967 and retired on January  20, of the  same year.    On. July 20th, 18.7-1," the only  colony  of  British Columbia entered Confederation, and then be-.  came the Province of British Columbia.   The Judges  appointed thereafter were  ,Hou.   Mr. Justice   Gray,  Puisne Judge, on July 3,   1872, died June  5, 1889 ;  November 26, 1880, Hon.  J.   F. McCreight, Puisne  Judge, retired November 17, 1897 ; November 26,  1880, Hon. A. Rocke Robertson, Puisne Judge, died  December,!, 1881 ; May 23, 1882, Hon. George A.  Walkem, Puisne Judge ; August 14, 1889, Hon. M.  W. T. Drake, Puisne Judge ; February 23rd, 1895,  Hon. Theodore Davie,,Chief Justice���as successor to  Sir M. Baillie Begbie���died March 7, 1898 ;, October  13, 1896, Hon. Angus John McColl, Puisne Judge,  August 23, 1898, appointed Chief Justice, succeeding  Hon. Theodore Davie;' December 18, 1897, Hon.  Paulus A. E.Irving, Puisne Judge; September 1,2,  1898, Hon. Archer Martin, Puisne Judge. The Supreme Court, as at present constituted, is as follows :  Hon., A. J. McColl, Chief Justice; and Hons. Messrs.  Walkem, Drake, Irving and Martin, Puisne Judges.  The chart is an exceedingly valuable one, and at a  glance gives a concise history of the Judges of, the  Supreme Court of this Province for the last half century ; and Mr. Justice Martin is to be congratulated  upon.the thoroughness he has displayed in its preparation. ',  To what extent opium smoking  is  carried on   in  Nelson, we leave it to someone who is better acquain- *  ted .with the habits and  names of the nocturnal visitors to Chinatown to answer.    Some people  say that  if this matter were thoroughly gone into, there would  be surpjises in store for man}''.      This   brings'to our  mind that a while ago there was   organized   in   London a society for the suppression of the opium trade.  The society is collecting a large amount of information about the calamities which  opium is  inflicting.  They corroborate the statement that   even   smokers  condemn the practice.    In a statement of the prevalence of the opium habit in China, they say  smokers  wish to be free, and yet cling to the pipe as its slaves.  Fifty years ago, the opponents of opium smoking in  China had to contend only with the foreign  imports.  They have now in addition the large native  growth.  Fifty years ago, there were'probably not over 2,000,-  000 smokers in China. The number is now estimated  at 20,000,000.      Formerly  the habit was confined to  adult males.      It now   numbers   among   its victims  women and even children,   particularly   in the large  opium-growing regions of the upper  Yangtse  River  and southwestern China.      The habit is particularly  common in these opiunrproducing regions, where it  is estimated that from 80 to 90 per cent, of the  men  above twenty years  of age  smoke, and 50 to 60 per  cent, of the women, not to speak of many young people in their teens.      In   the non-producing districts,  the evil is chiefly confined to the cities.    The yillages  are comparatively free.-   In   Canton,   over   seven- 7  tenths of the officials smoke opium.     In Hunau, not  oue-tenth of the same class are addicted to  the   pipe.  The inspection of the local militia company by  Major Peters last Saturday and the high compliment  he paid the men should be a cause for congratulation  to Lieut. Beer. This officer has been principally responsible for bringing the company up ,to its present  state of efficiency  r't'i  BElSi����M^^  ifisaaBSBifflSin n  v  &'  J;* n  �����  I-  I  It.  EVENTS AND-  A VERY delicate and important question of law  A- was recently submitted to a plain Chicago police sergeant, who decided with a nice sense of the  subtle responsibilities involved, which goes to show  "that a mute inglorious Blackstone may be found now  ��� and then. A young man of riotous propensities and  some substance had quarreled with his young lady,  very foolishly. To that offense he had added re:  course to sundry flowing commodities, falsely said to  be useful for drowning sorrow in.. The result was  that he was brought into, the police station. The  young man was an offender in a double way. First,  in that he had quarreled with his girl, and second, in  that he had weakly and wrongly attempted to escape  the remorse which should properly overwhelm every  young man who so quarrels. He had spent all his  money but, true to his evasive nature, he sought to  still further escape punishment for his culpable acts.  He tried to get out of jail by, offering to put his gold-  filled teeth in pawn with the sergeant.  The sergeant rejected the offer .on high grounds of  public-policy. The opinion which he handed down,  or out, holds that to make teeth a means of freedom  would be simply to encourage inebriety t and assaults  upon the police. It would, moreover, put the young  man in a position of advantage over his elders, since  the more teethja man had the better would be his  chance of getting out of the lockup. The opinion  cites the well-known decision in the British Columbia case of Shepherd vs. Mullaney, wherein the magistrate held that a, man with a cork leg could not bail  himself out by,pawning the artificial limb, because it  was not for the public good that men should be made  to regard natural legs as a misfortune.    No appeal.  a bang, and turning to an individual who was gazing  pensively into the fireplace, burst out :  "Atmosphere ! Book atmosphere ! Ridiculous rot!  Everything you pick up nowadays in the shape of a.  book review has something to say about the atmosphere of a certain popular book over which the public seems to have gone particularly" wild. Did it ever  occur to' you that the mau who wrote the book  couldn't helpputtingthe atmosphere into it ?- Take,  for instance, James Whitcomb Riley's  poetry.    You  . hear some old fossil say that-it .takes him right back  to the new mown hayfields and the odor of the orchard. - Weil, why  shouldn't it?    Riley up to  his "  ' nineteenth year used to get out at daybreak and milk  twenty-six cows, pitch hay until the, new mow was-  full, and he then took a ��� little weeding "exercise till  lunch was ready. ��� In the afternoon he packed spuds  two miles to the cellar, and by night, after taking another turn at the cows with , a  milking stool and eat-  , ing a-vegetable dinner1 with the farmhands, went to  bed in the top story of the old homestead and snored  holes in the. pillow:sham.    That's about the size of it..  A Minnesota judge, in  a  decision just  rendered,  holds that a newspaper is not a manufacturing cor.po- ���  ration.    It is   only   fair  to say, however, that   the  Minnesota judge has had  the  privilege of perusing  the editorial pages of the Nelson daily papers.  Gambling seems to have' taken a strong hold on  the citizens of Vancouver,'- and so openly has this  menace to public morals been indulged in,: that' the  chief of police has been ordered to stop gambling in  the Terminal City or resign. The Cranbrook Herald  thinks the, chief will probably resign, as it would be  about as easy to enforce the law against gambling in  Vancouver as it would be to compel John Houston to  offer a daily prayer for the success of the Mine: Owners' Association.  A gentleman sat in the office of one of the hotels  the other evening, reading a recent issue of one of  the reviews.  '.Suddenly he closed the magazine with  4 'Suddenly he discovered that he could write a particularly delightful' brand  of verse  that everybody  liked and that the papers were willing to pay for,   so -  he cut his boots off at the  ankels, creased his   pants  and headed for the city, where he has been ever since..  Of course his verse has the farm atmosphere around it. ���  How can he help it ?    He couldn't  do anything else-  if he tried.    Atmosphere!    Bosh!"  This burst  of indignation   seemed   to relieve  the-  critic for a few moments, but he stroked his whiskers  and started in again :  <;Now, there's Marion Crawford, the writer   with ���  such   a   'delightful   Italian   air'   about his   stories..  Well, he went to Italy as soon as he was old  enough  and lived on spaghetti and macaroni until he couldn't  get along without it.    He wallowed around  in   Italian society, drank strong claret, smoked   Italian tobacco, fell in love with the  country and  created old.  'Saracanesca."    Italy is all he can think about,  and  ���.that's J where we get the Italian flavor.  "Kipling lived in the jungle, for   eighteen years,  Tolstoi had never anything on but peasant's overalls  and plowmen's jumpers.    He gets up when the early  bird is roosting in the tree-top, kicking about the infernally low temperature of Russia, and by sun up he.  has harrowed a three-acre field aud laid the. plot  of  two  novels.    That's  Tolstoi's regular gait and  he  can't help it.    Of course his.books show just a slight  touch of the son of the soil, and his  statistical  information shows that he knows  the  prevailing rate  of.  wages in the land of the  Czar.    That's the  way.it.  ^..j>  y i \l THE NELSON ECONOMIST  <,<���:  goes. Writers can't get away from the things they  live among, and this rubbish about atmosphere is a  little overdone."  There is a growing belief that it is about time the  daily papers of this city stopped their back-door squabbles and. engaged in a dignified discussion of public  affairs. What interest is it to the public whether or  not the stockholders of the Tribune see fit to advertise in that paper, and who Cares if it costs $1,500 a  month to get out the Tribune ? nThese are matters  that only concern the Tribune management, and the  public which paj^s for its news, should not be burdened with the private affairs of the paper. Because  the Miner from conscientious motives has espoused  the cause of the mine-owners is it honorable to assume that its opinions 011 public questions are on the  market? Mains malum rnlt, vt ait sui similis.  , On the other hand, the Miner should not display an  envious spirit because leading business men take up a  dozen or so columns of advertising space in the  Tribune, and vice versa. The liberal advertising  patronage bestowed on both papers, is, most conclusive evidence that there is great profit in running  daily newspapers in Nelson. The public has only to  glance over the columns of tlie Nelson daily publications to become convinced that there will be a couple  of millionaire journalists in Nelson in the near future, all of which is pleasing in the sight of The  Economist, for it glories in o the prosperity of its  neighbors. But, for goodness sake, gentlemen, let  us read less of this {,shop" talk !   '  I would respectfully ask the Salvation army to be  tolerant enough to allow me some of the sidewalk���  just enough to walk on. I have to clean my own  boots, and I am a little careful in consequence about  turning into the street this wet weather. While admitting that the Salvation Army is the most practical  religious body in the -world, I must say that it should  . proceed with a little more care for persons with delicate nerves. That awful howling and indiscriminate  banging of the big drum will not cure a headache,  nor will it incite the majority of people to pious  thought. It may be that my want of appreciation  of the music furnished by the Army will be attributed to my lack of musical culture.  To be able to interest an audience for nearly two  hours is a gift not possessed by many persons, yet  this is what Mr. J. W. Bengough succeeded in doing  at the Nelson Opera House one night last week. Mr.  Bengough is a versatile genius. He draws well,  sings well, is a good speaker and possesses the art of  mimicry in a high degree. His entertainment is refined, and at no time does interest lag.  I am told that gambling is growing at an alarming rate in the city of Nelson. The crime, for it is a  crime, is not confined o professional gamblers, but  manifests itself throughout our social structure.  Young men, weary of the monotony of office life, seek  excitement in gambling when their day's work i  done, and some of them, it is suggested, must be" receiving princely salaries, or they could not afford to  lose so much at the gaming table. It would be well  for these young men to retrace their steps, before they  become hopelessly embedded in the mire, from which  they may never be able to extricate themselves.  And speaking of gambling, how many of the young  ladies who, with the best intentions, get up raffles  for a good object, imagine that someone's wife will  curse the one who first led her husband into the gam-:  bier's path, which leads so often to utter ruin ? If  these lotteries for churches and charities be good, by  all means keep them going. But let us . be honest  about it. Let the syndicate with its well-managed  lottery have an equal chance ; it at all events finHs  these men a living, and that is a good object. Let  the ten-cent Chinese lotteries have fair treatment; all  wTho want to take their chances do not go to church  bazaars, or cannot afford to buy a dollar ticket. Let  us cater for the massesvand give them a cheap ticket  that" they can buy, and then the children too can  spend their dimes and be educated so that when they  earn, or win���or maybe steal���more, they can afford  to patronize a better class one, or perhaps even buy a  decent coat and go to a church fair. The practical  question is a veiy simple one���are lotteries legal or  desirable ? If they are, let all have equal rights. But  if they are not, put them all down and stamp the evil  1  out entirely.  The subject is gruesomely trite, but why is it that  women will persist in wearing high, broad, large and  much bedisened h,.ts to the theatre? They are a  nuisance to all the male contingent certainly, and the  women must prove nuisances to each other as well.  Those big hats have no use anyway in a theatre.  The ladies may be able to talk through them, and  they frequently do, but they can't see through them,  nor can anyone else. P. G.  The first car for the Tramway Co. has reached Nel  son.  Gold Commissioner Turner and   his   family will  spend the winter in England.  Mr. P. J. Russell has recovered sufficiently from  his recent illness to be able to be around to business  again.  The performance given by the Nashville Students  was most enjoyable. They had a crowded house, and  were applauded to the echo.  The citizens of Nelson would regard it a special favor if Her Majesty would mark the occasion of Mr.  Jowett's visit to England by conferring on that gentleman some trifling honor at least. The Order of  the Garter would not be taken amiss. 8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  \l  h/  m  it  I  It  a:  r.i'  6.  2'' <  *������  lip  f ���  fr!  J.  7' '  CURRENT   COMMENT  Personal.  (Contributed.)  c It is understood that the engagement between Lady  Smith and Pieter Maritzburg will shortly be officially  announced. Rumor adds that Sir George White,  V.C., will be best man.  Ladysniith Is All  Right.  (Ottawa Citizen.)  There was a stock exchange report yesterday that  Ladysmith had fallen.    As we /have heard  nothing  further regarding the alleged mishap, the chances are  she wasn't hurt much.  ^Not Dead.  . (Vancouver World.)  It appears that after all Joubert was not dead, but  merely indisposed. Not wishing thestern.old fighter  any ill, one cannot! help hoping that he-would remain  indisposed for a week or so. A chastening .of his  spirit by physical sufferings might do. him good.,,  A Mounted Rifle Corps.  (Vernon News.)  ' The movement towards forming a mounted rifle  corps here is not taking shape as rapidly as might be  desired, but there is still a fair chance of it being carried through to success. Some twenty-five names  are now on the list, and as many more are yet required to make up the strength of the troop. The roll is  "at this office, for signatures, and all desirous of joining  are requested to call and do so before the end of the  week.  Why Capital  is  Shy.  (Kamloops.Standard.) ~  It has been maintained by the Opposition, that the  stagnation* of British Columbia is due to the interference with the laws by the present government. Not  that the Opposition have the slightest wish to hinder  any change that is likely to prove beneficial to the  province, but they strongly object to change for  changes sake, holding that reforms before they are  wanted; though good in theory, may prove bad in  practice. This has been strikingly brought home by  the present state of things, and no one, even though  he approves of the changes, can deny this.  An unhealthy feeling has been engendered outside  the province, as to the laws and their operation,  causing ontside capital to avoid investment in this  country.  Reform Hypocrisy.  (Toronto News.)  " The scandalous conduct of a few irresponsible  election workers in West Elgin and North Waterloo  discredited the Liberal ministry of this province, and  disgusted many Liberals who are not in office," says  the Brantford Expositor. Seeing that the " irresponsible election workers" went straight to the constituencies from the parliament buildings, Toronto, and  seeing that since their notable successes in West El-  ing and elsewhere additional honors and rewards  have been heaped upon them; and seeing, also, that  some of them are now maintained  in   luxury  in the  United States while the courts are awaiting their evidence, it is not strange that the  Liberal  ministry  is  iscredited, and that decent Liberals are disgusted.  Home Rule  Dead.  (Sarnia Canadian.)  It is a singular coincidence that home rule should  receive its death blow in the Transvaal war. Yet  such is the case. The sympathy expressed by the  Irish home rulers for the Boers and the animus they  have displayed toward the British has had "the effect  of alienating , from their side thousands of British-1  electors who had joined them under the leadership of  Mr. Gladstone, and who had a friendly feeling toward Ireland. Liberals and Conservatives alike  throughout the United Kingdom have reason to be  thoroughly disgusted with the conduct of the members of the home rule party, who have gloried in  every ..reverse to the British arms and jubilated at  every Boer victory. It is difficult to imagine anything more offensive than the conduct of the Irish'-  politiciqns, nor is it possible to think of anything  more unwise from the standpoint of their own  interest.  The Australians' Send-Off.  (Australian News.)  Australian enthusiasm was aroused to a pitch never  before approached by the departure last Saturday of  the contingents from Melbourne and Sydney. At  both places nearly all the inhabitants turned  out to wish the men GodTspeed. Victoria sends 250  men by the Medic, which carries 80 Tasmanians, and  will pick up 125 men at Adelaide and a sim lar number at Albany. New South Wales is sending 37  lancers and three officers to join those already on  their way from Loudon, and 80 nien and six officers  of the hospital corps. Dr. Bentine, an Australian,  has already won fame having been recommended by  Sir George WThite for conspicuous bravery on the  field. Before starting, the troops were addressed by  Lord Brassey, who said that it was because the contingent represented untold numbers of brave men in  every part of the empire ready to take their share in  its defence that so great a significance attached to the  incident of that day. They were worthy to stand  shoulder to shoulder with that band of heroes who  day by day, in South Africa, were adding glorious  pages to a long and splendid history. He expressed  che warm feeling of gratitude inspired in the mother  country for the loyalty aud patriotism displayed in  the colonies, and said all this marked a turning point  in British history, and made us absolutely secure  from foreign aggression.  NEW   BOOKS.  The Two Miss Jeffreys.  By David Lyall, author of " The Land o' the Leal."  Paper 50 cts.; cloth, $1.00. Published by the  Copp, Clark Company, Limited, Toronto, for sale  by Canada Drug & Book Co., Nelson.  "The minister's study, the doctor's consulting  room, the lawyer's private room���in these the veil is  lifted from human motive and live."      >,'" *  This couple of lines in the author's prelude give us  the clue to the contents of a volume in everyway  worthy of the author of "The Land o' the Leal.V  While a clerk in an old law firm, whose members  were noted throughout   old   Edinborough   for their  , 11. .::��-'���$  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  f, r,  9  dignity, integrity and honorable practice, David" Lyall  was introduced to many a strange bit of human ex-'  perience. The; pathetic and often tragic details of  many a family, feud which Celtic pride and reserve  sealed to the world atl-irge, is here made known, aud  here is straightened out many a complication of the  strange old Scotch marriage law which forbid's a man  to many his brother's widow/and in which to publicly accept each other before' two witnesses constitutes a legal-marriage. There is a quiet-charm about  David Lyall's writing which makes it very pleasant  reading. It has a, purity and dignity of style which  is not common among modern novelists, while there  is a genuine ring and a depth to the ' pathos in it  which stamps it at once as coming from the "heart  rather than the-head.   , .  lone March.  By S. R. Crockett, author of " The Men of the Moss  '    Hags," !' The Red Axe," etc.    Illustrated,    Paper  75 cents ; Cloth, $1.50, for sale by Canada Drug &,  Book Co.,'Nelson.  Mr. Crockett's versatility is certainly marvellous.  Last year he surprised those who thought his art was  confined to the kail-yard by writing that capital romance of mediaeval Europe,' "The, Red Axe," and  now he comes out with &������ bright, crisp, up-to-date  story of the moderu American girl which is simply  charming.  lone March is a strong character. The daughter  of a famous American Governor, she has been educated in a European convent, and so combines the energy,  independence and adaptability of the American, with  a dignified refinement which is very  pleasing ;   while  her sweet womanliness is only brought out by her  struggles with the wrorld in the effort to earn a living  for herself. The plot is well constructed and well  carried out. There are also some splendid specimens  of English manhood, and a "mean -American," who,  though playing an important part,does not appear often  But the life of the story is Idalia Judd, the typical  American girl, who talks like a streak in the ruost.  delightfully expressive ''American." She was a very  "engaging" young lady; and her frank account of  her experiences is most instructive. A trip "across ���  the pond" gave her ample time to bring matters to a  climax, and she has been known to become engaged ���  on a train, "and do you know it's rather nice; though  hurried in parts, and you have to cut a good deal of c  the best dialogue. . Yes, siree; you have to'make  them go the pace. It was with a man named Kenneth Early that I tried it first, when father and I were  going straight across lots to San Francisco without  stopping. All through the. Prairie States he told me  how he,loved me, and you just believe- "it passed the  time ; you can't think. , But alas ! love's sleepers are ���  no smoother than elsewhereon the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul ; we "quarrelled ' on the platform at  -Salt Lake, all because he would go mousing after a  pretty little Mormoness,' pretending all the while he  ' was only posting a letter. Now, unfaithfulness is  the one thing I can't stand, and I'told him so."  " I didn't ask you to love me long, Kenneth," I  said to him, " only to attend strictly to business while  you were about it."  " However, he was so   heart-broken that I forgave  him just before we got to Digger City, and  at Sacra- *  mento I said I'd be his new-found  sister, but he said  he wasn't annexing'any more sisters, and so we parted forever."  ft  ���  m&l  W^ttF  I Special' Sale of j     E?f*  1? e        Jl    la.  Mi!Hnerv ...     I  vJ?��j  32 BAKER STREET.  Special Sale of  Carpets ....  <tj.  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We Especially Invite  Inspection and Comparison of  Our Goods with Eastern Prices  Butterick  Patterns  ^^^^ I-  -r \ ,-t^ ' j-"'- .w j- jl j-> irf   J.J  t    ^mji  TWO SINNERS OF PLEASANT VALLEY  si  p  lb,!  ||  Pa  1  j--  I-  M 3  7  r t>"  ^  A RE you a Westerner ?"  jljL   . His voice was gentle, bis manner apologetic.  I thawed instantly and replied:,  "Yes."        -     '  "What part?"  "Colorado."  /'Colorado'7!    Well,  I'll be jiggered!"    And, his  face, all  smiles,   he   went  on:    "You don't say so  Ever get as far north as Caribou ?"  His look was so wistful I should have chanced a lie  just to please him, but'I was speaking the truth when  I answered :  ���    "Yes���lived  there  two  years.    Ran the Cardinal  Mill and Mine in the early seventies."  .. " Then you are Frank Howard?"  " Yes���aud you?" ��  ' " arrison Snowdon. I only got down Caribou  way six years ago ; prospecting over in the Middle  Park before that. May I join you ?, I'm just starving for a talk with somebody."  " What are you doing in New York,?"  . My question wiped the smile from Suowdon's face,  revealing lines I had failed to notice before, and there  was a nervous'break in his voice when he answered :  ," Came up to sell my tunnel." *  ������   ,( Have you sold it ?"  "Yes.    Tom���that's his name, isn't it?"  "Yes."  .   " Tom, bring us two more of the same."  When the glasses had been placed on the table  Snowdon said :   ���  " Howard, I've got a kit of trouble heavier than I  can manage alone ; you'll help me if you'll let me  talk.    May I ?" ,      ,  ' " Go'ahead, old boy! and don't forget you're talking to a man from:your old camp."  That is what I said, as I felt _ for him somehow.  There were lines in this man's face, and a hunted  look in his eyes that I knew was not born in the  Rocky Mountains. ��� I wanted to help him. My heart  must have got into my words, for Snowdon without  further question'began his story.  " My tunnel, Howard, was down in Pleasant Valley���-the old McDonald claim. You m��ust remember  the Scotchman,?'"  " Yes, I,remember him���hot old party !" ,  "Well, I knew eyery inch of the hill over that  tunnel, and believed I could open up, by the' tunnel,  some blind lead no /one had tapped from Caribou Hill.  That's why I bought the tunnel when old Mac died ;  why, I put all my cash aud five year's work into it.  More than once I was for'chucking: it: and   I   would  t       r  l    "''      '���<<  V  ���hi  V'-  ,-i  7"  i  V  "��� I  il '.  ���   9   e  K  %&*  8  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street,  Telephone No. 93   AH  * ^adins:  Newspapers    .  Agents for  VICTORIA COLONIST  SEATTLE. TIMES  S. F. BULLETIN  S. F. CALL  Nelson  Economist  Nelson Miner  Nelson Tribune  Victori a Times  Toronto Mail and Empire  New York Sunday World  Vancouver Ne:.vs-Advertiser  Winnipeg Tbibunk  Winnipeg Telegram:  Toronto Globj-:  And Other Periodicals.  ���WTO���masBsat  9    O   ���  fc   o-i^^L.-^j*    ^**_v��-.-fc -���9-r*-r^.'i?'��'fci-'J-^.'  >^VO^��^-UX^S9^=XWi^^��7^<*=--^**V*^?K.Cil  <��    ���    <$>  Received Daily  "&'*&'���  Osier & Curd,  a  Mines and,':;Reaf-Eistate'  Baker Street,  ...Over...  Bank of Halifax  Nelson, B.C.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Ash, Lady Aberdeen,Lily Fraction, Minto  Fraction and Pladdo Fraction Mineral Claims,  situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.  Where located:   On Morning Mountain.  Take notice, that I, John McLatchie, r.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.  21.718A, and Malcolm Heddle. Free Miner's  Certificate No B 11,611. intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to auply to the Mining  Recorder for Certificates of Improvements,  for tlie 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 McLatchie.  EST KOOTENAY BOTCHER 10  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  in stock.  E.'. C;:TR A VES, Manager  ��  mltlllWII WWIHW f  THE NELSON ECpNOMlST  11  if it  hadn't  been  for the  Ames folks:    Ever meet  ���Ames?" ' " Jf  "No.    He must be a newcomer.  " Of course '" exclaimed Snowdon. " He came to  Caribou after I did. Ames farmed that little ranch m  ' Pleasant Valley ; no -good himself; drunk six days  ���out of seven, gambling the other day.  "I. never took anv stock in Ames, but his wire,  Clara, and their little child, Jessie -why, m a short  tim* they were the whole valley tome. There is  something almighty fetching,, Howard,.about a free-  moving, high-spirited woman ; and this Clara  Ames  " Clara and Jessie used to come to the mouth of  "my tunnel about noon everv 4ay; this was the time  when I came out to e*t my dinner. They both seemed  to take to me���I don't know why. Maybe they'd  never seen a chap as queer in get-up and ways.  Mavbe, too, it was only my" fiddle.; for   I   had a "sure  ���cr.oagh' fiddle, and could make  it  sing.  Clara; she  was always wanting me to play. And when I'd play  she'd curl up on the sand, and 'pear to catch every  note. I don't believe, one got past her. When I  wasn't playing, she'd nag me to talk about myself���  where I'd lived, what'I thought about this and that.  She couldn't seem to'hear tco much about me. ��� It  seemed strange to me-, and I puzzled over it  at   first ;  ' then I stopped puzzling, and enjoyed being alive.  "One-night  the 'Greaser' boy  rode  up   from the  1 ranch with a message from Clara. Jessie was ill���  and she wanted me. It did't' take me long to get  there, or when I got there to find my way to Jessie.  It  was "a   bad  sight, that   first look I got of Jessie's  room.  "Clara was  on   the  bed   holding Jessies   hand;  Ames w,s on the floor under the window, ^uuk--  danker than usual. Clara heard me come in, got up  quickly and carried me off to the kitehen.  -Jessie's ill; she can hardly  get  ^  toea hi  have  sent  down  the canyon  for   Dr    ^tetow;  Watch for, him, and bring him to me when he comes.  Then she went back t > her child minutes  ,'M had been in. the kitchen  less than ten minutes   ,  when Clara called : ^ ^  " 'Ha?ry, come quick !    1 can t maw j^  WG" ���f Record I was .at the bedside.    One��look was <  i      K   chifine Tessie's hands, started to ask  enough.    C:ara, caabng jes, for  me some question.    She must na^ereaa   ^  thing that would comfort her ; yet I co u dut   �� ���   .  on ^rds; so I just liftedher ^"^^d softly.  - I know what you mean  Harry,   sue^ ^  ���For a amoment I seemed all alone, now i.  '"en  she'went  back to her ��� dead child, and V  slipped off to my cabin. -   .   - j did  "And that night', on .the broad of my  ba^on.hs  think it over, saw what I ought to :^ seen  ��   sfae  before, and made my plans,    i loved ���Clara.*  loved me-lhose two things were cleat a    day.    1  stayed in the Valley there would come ttouble  were boy and girl yesterday ; we would be man  woman the next time we met. .  .     ���       ������  "Luckily, so it seemed to me that night, Sampson,  .. us, for now is the time.  have the largest supply of Groceries,  Crockery, Etc.,-in Nelson. .  M  r  *!  M  i 5  Ik  ({  ! x  ir n  .&  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  I*  la. i  ','a'  1  r  <<  f >  ft  if  s  -.,       j-  U   1'  r  f  s  J   >,  ft-:'  f ,!.  s*.  * �� i  u ���  i  a mining broker in Denver, had written me a few,  days before that he could sell'my property for $80,000  if I would go to New York and close the deal. Before that night ended I decided to close with his offer  a::d uo --go without seeing Clara again.  " I reached Denver all right; saw the broker, but  found out that I could not get the papers fixed until  nip-lit. This left me with a lot or time on .my hands,  and not caring to loaf about and think,- T ran over to  Boulder City to look up an old chum. '   ��  " I didn't have any luck at Boulder���chum had  been dead six months���and I got back to Denver two  hours before I calculated. As I passed iuio the hotel  the clerkccalled out:  " ' Snowdon, No. 178? There is some one waiting  for you in your room.,' ��  " * Sampson's man with the papers,' I said to' myself as I hurried up the steps.  '" When I had opened the door I was face to face  with Clara Ames.    ���  " ��� Clara, what brings yoii here ?'  "-That's what I said, and I was trembling all over.  Clara let her brown eyes fall into mine for a moment;  then  she crossed  the room, closed and locked the  door, and facing me said:  " 'I'm going away from Colorado. �� Going away  to-nigHt, -md with you:'   0  " * No, ho, Clara,' I cried. 'You don't know what  you arre saying.'  '* ��� I do, exactly. Ames hasn't drawn a sober  breath, since Jessie died. You are' all I have left.  I'm���ri'm a vvomaii, not aii angel.    It's go' with  you  or this.' And drawing a revolver trom her dress,  she tapped nervously on the barrel. I tried to speak,  but she pulled me up.  " ' I've done with Ames���done with some other  things. Don't drive me ,to this !' And once more her,  white fingers tcyed with the shooter.  " ' Be at the railway station to-nuht at 8 o'clock.  We must not be seen together in Denver.'  '' That was my answer, -Howard. When the woman  you love gives such a choice, by Heaven ! she doesn't  give any choice.    Isn't that so?"  He did not give me time to answer this question,  but ran on :  " That night we left Denver, together, both very  quiet, both very happy. After the first plunge it  didn't seem a bit strange.    Queer, v. asn,'tit?"  Here my friend broke the thread of his story���I do  not believe he had the strength to carry it any further  ���and sat staring at the wall.  Such men as Snowdon meet and mingle with but  two kinds of' women in their narrow way of life���  good, but stupid ; bad, but coarse. And yet affection  in them runs strong ; tenderness of heart, alertness of  mind, gentleness of manner develop on a working  partnership with Nature���Nature, wild arid,., winsome  by turns, but always compauionable. And the woman  ���robbed of her childhood, married to a coarse brute,  then suddenly to become the idol and companion of  this clean-thinking, big-hearted man, who could  measure her new joy in living ?  The noise of the glasses as they were placed on the  table called Snowdon back from his dream, arid, p'till-  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 Certificate No. 23,0o�� 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 further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this Kith day of October, A. D. 1S99.  Johst McLatchie.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Y  P. 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Clara had reid about all the  places, had visited most of them before, and she was  so happy telling me everything ,and showing me  everything. ' �� "  " Well, like that a monch passed awa'v, then Clara  began to feel the air a bit heavv ; her old heart trouble  showed- itself,, so I took a cottage down at Staten  Island. My tunnel had been sold arid'part payment  made, an    I   had money:  "One night���it was last Thursday ���I was 'kept  busy in the city later'than usual���about two hours  later-and it'was dark when T got home: When!  opened the door, I called out, 'Hallo ! sweetheart,  here I am. Sorry to be so late.5 I,got no answer.  'Perhaps she's out walking,' I said , to myself, and  went into the dining-room. There was Clara sitting,  in her chair by the window.  ���'Didn't vou hear me, sweetheart ?' I said.  'Asleep,  are you?'    And  then, bending   down, I kissed   her.''  Her forehead was like ice.    I must   have  gone mad  then, for the servant came out hurrying to see   what-  was the matter.    She saw at once what had happened  a -saw that Clara was  dead, and���God  help  me !    I  can't go on.'*  '-'Snowdon sprang from his chair, walked rapidly _ to  the other side of the room, .turned quickly, and^ with  a few long strides was again facing me. Passion in  his face, passion iu his voice, he cried :    &  "That was one week agoj since then I have- been  out'of my .senses'. "__God"onIFk��ows how 1 have kePt  from killing myself.,   Perhaps  Clara   has   kept   me,  from that. " She,,was a good  woman,   Howard.,    I'd  like to go to her this   momenf, but  suicide  wouldn't  send me to where she is now."  Dropping  into  the  chair,' Snowdon   covered  his ���  white face with his  big' hands; strength  and  story  had reached their end.  ' I touched my companion on' the shoulder, and said:  "Old boy, vou must come home with me, I've lots,  of Colorado pictures. A few day's rest will pull you  together.    Come on."  Snowdon got up, drew on his overcoat, and followed me, taking my arm as we passed over Broadway and dividing the scant shelter of my umbrella.  The crowds, however, soon forced Snowdon to drop  my arm and fall in behind me. When Twenty-third  ' street was reached, believing he was at my heels, I  hurried across the square but, turning a moment later to ask a question,.! discovered  that  he   was  not  i  j  i  DPTTMASinP  rki tlMUUt  onui'Ht!  JEWELERS AUD  Fine Watches a  Specialty  OPTICIANS  NELSON, B; C.  THE HALL STREET GROCER  Family Groceries  '   Every Line Fresh.  Fruit in Season.  H9  Photographers  VANCOUVER      j  i       i   i  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nclsou.  LATCH!  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson B  ;.c  CLUB HOTEL  Corner Stanley and Silica Sts.  RATES; $i per day and up. ,  Schooner Beer, 10 cents  E, J. Curran, Proprietor.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Balmoral Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District. ��� .-  Where'Located: On the Hall Mines \\ agon  Road, YV2 miles south of iNolson.  Take notice that J, John McLatchie, act-  ingas agent for E. W. Cleverslcy, Free Miner s  Certificate No. 21,781 A, K. .1. Moore, tree  Miner's Certificate No. 21,782 A, and Peter  Meogan, Free Minor's Certificate No. 21,788 A,  intend, sixtv days from i lie date hereof,' to apply to the Alining 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  secl-ion 37, must, be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this ICtli day of September, 189H.       ,,    JOHN McLATCHIE.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEN!ENTS.  The Delighb, Woodstock, Calgary and Atlantic Mineral Claims, situate iu the Nelsoh  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located : On Toad Mountain, about  one mile west of "Silver King" Mineral  Claim. ^ _ ,,  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, .P.L.S.,  of tlic City of Nelson, acting as agent for the  Delight Gold Mining Company, Limited, Free  Miners's Certificate No. B 26.GS7, intend, sixty  days from (he date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improve-  ments.ifor 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 McLatchie;  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Golden Eagle Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  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.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 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, 1899.  , John McLatchie.  Express and Draying  Having purchased the express and drayi n  business of J. W. Cowan, we are prepared to  doallJdndsof-work in this line, and solicit  the patronage of the people of Nelson. Orders  left at D. McArthur & Co's store, northwest  corner Baker and Ward streets, will receive  prompt attention.   Telephone 85.  GOMER   DAVIS.  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 Rennie, Free Miner's Certificate No. B  11,534, Benjamin F. Butler, Free Miner's Certificate No. 21,010 A. Olive B. Jones, Breo  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 hercoi, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim.     '        '    ���  And further take notice that action, under  section 87.must be commenced before fheissu  ance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this second day of October, ISHi).  John McLatchie.  umomg  AND  Heati  Josephine Street  Nelson.  STARTLERS  IN PKICES OF  ���AT-  Thomson's   Book   Store.  .*<n H  THE NELSON ECONOMIST,  ?'<  I  in  1  U  h  Si'  'I  r-  behind me.   A backward glance, however^ solved the  mystery.    A young beggar-woman, carrying a babe,  had stopped on the opposite corner, and  he was giv-  , ing her a handful of silver.  "Come along, Snowdon," I cried.  "Coming!" he answered.  Then turning slowly, his eyes still following the,  retreating beggar, he took a long step into the street,  , slipped, fell; a cable-car swooped out, and-���Snowdon  of Pleasant Valley was over the edge of the world and  into the Valley of the Shadow of Death.���The Standard.  self with the conditions of existence prevailing there,  and reporting to Mr. Chamberlain upon certain  points about which he desires information. i  Chamberlain's Next Stunt.  (London Empire.)  Those who resent the venomous, mendacious criticisms of the Paris press may console themselves  with  the .thought that in due,time Mr.   Chamberlain's  attention will be turned to French affairs.,  I  am  in   a  position to state that even at this critical moment the  British Government is carefully collecting material on  which will be based the final settlement of another of  our most serious international complications���that of  ��� the French treaty shore of Newfoundland.   Governor  Sir Henry Mc,Cailuni has just completed an  inspection of'that coast with a view to  familiarizing   him-  But He Can With Gall.  (Events.)  ���>And now the question is : Where does Mr. Tarte  stand ? When he had been overruled with regard to  the first contingent, he took comfort in the belief that  that there would be no further call for troops, from  Canada, and in a public speech he' said the thing  would not be repeated. But it is,repeated almost before the echo of his words died out. What will he do  about it? There ,is an unconfirmed rumor that he  has resigned, and I do not see how he can retain his  office with consistency.  Will we be able to do Likewise on the Nelson Tram?  (Tacoma News.)  , A New York reporter rode 107 miles on one ticket  and 87 transfers, the total cost being 5 cents.,' New  York is the home of the octopus, of"Tammany, of  the .windless yacht courses, and of the gold bricks,  bit eijrtny-ss/en tra nfers for 5 cents, is a starting  challenge to all other-cities claiming "the best stree:  car service in the world." .  (38*^  AND   S00 LiNE  The Direct  Route from Kootenay   Country  to All Points.  FIRST-CLASS SLEEPERS  On All Trains from  REVELSTOKE AND KOOTENAY LDG  TOURIST CARS pass Medicine Hat daily for  St. Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto, Fridays for Montreal and Boston. Same  cars pass Revelstoke one day earlier.  CONNECTIONS  To and from Ronton, Rossland.  7.10 ex Sun, Lv...NELSON..Ar. ex.Sun.10.40  18.00 daily Lv NELSON Ar. daily 21.40  Morning train connects for a 11 points in  BOUNDARY COUNTRY  Evening train connects to and from Main  Line and Points North, and (except Sundays) from all Points in .Boundary Country.  KOOTENAY RIVER  ROUTE.  Daily Str Moyie Daily  23.00'Lv NELSON Ar. 1(5.20  Connects Kootemiy Landing with Crow's  Nest. Branch trains.  KOOTENAY LAKE���KASLO ROUTE.  Ex. :-<u:i.  10.00 Lv..  Sir. Kokanee  ....NELSON....  Ex. Sun  ,.Ai. 11.00  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, to Argenta  and return' leaving Kaslo at 20.00k.  SAN DON AND SLOCAN  POINTS.  9.00. ex Sun. Lv.,.NELSON.. Ar. ex. Sun. 14.20  4 hours���'NELSON''TO   ROSSLAND���hours 4  '/or rates   and   full   information   address  nearest, local agent, or '  .  C. E.Beasley, City Passenger Agent.  :   RiW. Drew, Agent, Nelson.  W. F. Anderson, E. J. Coyle,  ���Trav. Pass. Agent, A. G. P. Agent  Nelson, B.C. Vancouver, B. C.  oors, Sashes-arid Turned  rackets and Office Fittings  Work  ,-���., *., %-^fj3sntoE��  Satisfaction Guaranti  'B*i  less Reasonable  COMHANDING 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 styl.e and,  good       workmaship.       The  value is great.  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  \��   Ltimber,  y*   Lath;  2   Shingles.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and . Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson . Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street. {Turned Work.  ifOHN RAE, AGENT.


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