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 M.iatitMlH^VO.TIM^UilVfMSA^.m^^,-  jhw^MMtMiiwrtii iwiftnp  lHWMll.U"il���"""1"in  wwv&V"^  NELSON ECONOMIST  VOL. III.  NELSON, B. C. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER  iS, 1899.  NO.   14  \.J  o ��� t  THE NELSON ECONOMIST is issued ivery Wednesday  at the City; of Nelson, B. C, by D. 2f. Carley. Subscription : $2.00 per annum; if paid'in advance, 81.50.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited. Only articles of merit will- be advertised in  these colunins, and the interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons-and'worthless  articles.  Notice.���There are. sevemLJumdred 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.  ��� ��� . ���    - ��� ���    ~   ~ ��� ������  LAST Saturday night the citizens of Nelson assembled at Fraternity Hall, to listen to addresses  by Hon. Sidney Fisher, Minister of Agriculture, and  Mr. Hewitt Bostock, sitting member for Yale-Cari:  boo. Of tb* no present, it is safe to claim that 75  were Conservatives, and certainly the speeches of  Messrs. Fisher -and Bostock did not produce any  apparent revulsion in favor of the Liberal party. On  the contr^y, there were many Liberals present who  vvere disappointed with the weakness and falacy of  the arguments of the speakers. Mr. Fisher needed  more than the encouraging applause of Aid. Beer., to  carrv conviction.  Why is it that Liberal speakers   invariably   begiu  their   addresses   by   attempting to prove ��� that their  party is loyal to the   Queen   and the Empire?   Does  a virtuous   woman   preach   of   her virtue   from the  house-tops ?   In order to prove  the   loyalty   of   his  party, Mr. Fisher announced that the Government of  Canada had decided to seud a Canadian contingent to  South Africa".      Who   was   it   first   suggested   the  .sending  of a Canadian contingent to South   Africa?  It was Col. Sam Hughes of Lindsay, Ontario, a Conservative.      Why has the Laurier  Government been  so dilatory in   sanctioning  the   suggestion   of   Col.  Hughes ?   And why did not Mr. Fisher refer   to the  report that Israel Tarte had  threatened   to resign in  case Canada sent a regiment to South Africa ?  Mr. Fisher's reference to tariff reform in the presence of Mr: Bostock was most unfortunate. The  member for Yale-Cariboo did not run his campaign on  tariff reform, but on free trade. The Province, a  paper which o \ es its origin to Mr. Bostock, and  reciprocated that gentleman's tender nursing by  galvanizing him into a living, breathing politician,  had the maxim of ���'.'. Free Trade and Direct Taxation" at its editorial mast. Yet Mr. Bostock, without a blush, sat on the   platform   while   Mr.   Fisher  preached1 of the beauty of so-called " tariff reform."  If the Minister of Agriculture had come out openly,  and admitted that the hereditary predatoiyy instinct of  the Liberal party had received another striking manifestation in the way the' Conservative platform had  been   appropriated,   he would have  at   leasrt   been  c  credited with candor.  One of t e many humorous features of Mr. Fisher's  address was the cool wa)^ in which he claimed credit  for "the unprecedented grain crop of' Manitoba and  ��� the Northwest. If the Liberal party is responsible  for the great crop of wheat, why did not the Liberal  party incorporate into the Thanksgiving proclamation a clause giving thanks to Sir WTilfrid Laurier instead of Providence ?  ' Taking it all in all,- ,Mr. Fisher's address was a  weak attempt at covering up the feeble, vascilating,  incapable-policy of the Liberal leaders/ Nor was  Mr. JBostock's speech a gem. The silver-tongued  (or perhaps golden-tongued would be nearer the  mark) orator did not claim for the Liberal party the  present wave of prospertiy, but'he did not forget to  remind the few who remained after Mr. .Fisher concluded, that everything Yale-Cqriboo received from  the Government came through its present sitting  member. As Yale-Cariboo has not been the recipient  of anything to speak of, Mr. Bostock's claim cannot  be regarded as. out of the way. . The meeting was  not encouraging to the Liberal cause. W^hat little  applause there w.s came from half-a-dozen or so  Liberals, and as they soon grew tired of hand-clapping, thejgathering took the sombre shade of a funeral  oration.  The music hall question is still a theme of animated  discussion. There is considerable antagonism to  the proposal to establish a music hall, and strange as  it may seem, this opposition comes from a source  from which it should be least - expected. A respectably conducted music hall should not be confused  with a dive variety theatre. In fact, one of the  principal reasons why there should be a music hall  in Nelson is that it would prevent the , introduction  of beer halls, such as will be started here in the event  of the defeat ofthe by-law. There is nothing in the  laws regulating licenses to prevent .a saloon-keeper  from putting up a stage and engaging variety actors  to give entertainments, so long as no admission fee is ,  charged. This is just what will happen, in case the  music hall by-law is defeated. Indeed, it is understood that one saloon-keeper is seriously considering  the matter at the present time. The establishment  of a  music   hall   would   prevent this, and  by   the  'i 1  ��1  1  ��mawwiwKmi��aiiMMjlil��lt.Wilt!UWWWia -;- -,-  *i/>HJ r-*�����L'E,f���I'a/i.TI--  '.Tn-*  im/W "*~        i    i" * -*~-  -i   rr  'nr ���-"*������ ����i��*-w t-f r* I  ^nWM^&mzm&j^asz^&vrvttizxrjv&u*:  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  safeguards thrown about it   with a license,   there is  no reason why it  should   not be   conducted on ��� the  ' lines of music   halls on the Coast.     The  dive is   a  feeder for the house of ilKepute, while the music hall  is quite the reverse.     Antagonism to a music hall is  simply encouragement to the   practice of  vice of the  most   demoralizing   character.     Nelson  is m many  respects   a   model city, ..but if proper safeguards are,  not established, moral decay will soon set m.    There  - are many voung men who. are anxious to lead moral ,  lives, but through lack of good, healthy- amusement  are forced to seek companionship   that leads to their  moral and physical ruin.     The  majority  of  young  men   prefer   music, and elevating amusement to the ���  companionship of vicious women, and is it  fair   that  these young men should   be   denied   this entertainment ?   It matters little to The Economist whether  or not a music hall is started in  Nelson,   but it will  take this occasion to say   that if through ill-advised  antagonism suclv . a place of amusement is made  impossible, the responsibility for much vice  and   many  blasted reputations may properly be laid at the doors  of.those who have carried on that opposition.  REFERRING to the declaration of the Conservative  convention to introduce straight party lines into provincial politics, the Greenwood Miner says : "People  generally will welcome an   opportunity to ally themselves on one side or the other, with some party res-  ponsible as a whole for the acts of  the Government.  Either Liberals or Conservatives would  prefer to see  their political opponents  in   power to   such a   nondescript combination as at present exists,   with personal   aspirations   as   the   main   line  of cleavage.  Naturally, as this is a new departure in this Province,  there will be some  opposition to  it;   and  it   is; possible   that  it may  not  be wholly  successiul it  an  election is forced on soon ; but sooner or later it must  come      It is the experience of all the Provinces   but  one.     It will be interesting to   watch the   developments of the next few months."  Greenwood will have a music hall. Civilization  moves rapidly, these days.  It c will cost $4 to send a telegram of ten words  from Victoria to Dawson, and twenty cents for each  additional word. This the highest rate known to  the civilized world.  The Phoenix New* is the latest newspaper   candidate for public favor,      It is a four-page,   well edited  and neatly printed paper, and is published by James  ': Grier. ;   .��  The war in the Transvaal demonstrates the   wonderful resources of the   Empire.     Before   the home  Government   had   time   to ask assistance from   the  possessions,   thousands of.colonists had   volunteered  for service in the  Transvaal.     The 1000 going from  Canada is only a fraction of the number that could be.  secured in the event of Britain requiring their  ser-  i t  vices. The readiness of British subjects in every  portion of the vast empire to become "soldiers ofthe  Queen" should impress the enemies of Britain with  her strength and invincibility.  Mr! R. F. Tolmie was in the city this week.  From the Tribune we learn that Mr. Tolmie has accepted the secretaryship ofthe Silver Miners' Association of the Slocan. '  The Nelson court house is, the best sample  of  a  cold storage plant, if some of ' the   churches are   excepted, to be found in the Kootenays.     It is strange  Hon.   Fred   Hume   has   not brougnt the matter of  better   court' accommodations before the Legislature.  Rossland, some of these  days,   will   have a $40,000  courthouse, and then the judges, for the   comfort of  litigants, will order the majority of cases to be   tried  at that place,     When Mr. Hume was asking for the  votes of the people,,, a few   months   ago,   his friends  pointed out the advantage of having a cabinet minister from this district.     If   Nelson   has  profited   by  Mr  Hume's presence in the Cabinet, the circumstance  has been so carefully obscured as   to   have   escaped  the observation of his constituents here.  The Nelson volunteers   have one   last request to  make before  they   dep rt for the field ot   battle, and  that is   that the   Smelter   band will" not accompany,  them  to' the   depot playing,    '' Marching Through  Georgia." ��� .  #    .  ��� London Truth prints a statement of -the- fighting  strength ofthe two South African republics, derived  from the best authority. The war strength of the  Transvaal is fixed nt 26,500 burghers liable to  service, ofwhom.14.200 are* between eighteen and  thirty-four years of age. The number liable to  service in the Orange Free Srate  is 20,000, and   the,  " ouly"pemanent troops maintained by this republic,  are a force of eighty field artillerymen. The gross  total on paper comes to 45,600 for the two states, ol  whom probably about 25,000 are able-bodied men in  the prime of life.  The Ottawa Citizen has-the following with regard  to the Liberal Government and  the   Canadian   contingent ���   "In   the   face   of  the gather! ng storm of  public indignation, and possibly because   the British  government understood the situation here *nd sent a  direct demand to spur the Canadian   government into  action, official circles have suddenly been galvan zed  into life.    The   Globe   aunounced   yesterday that   a  Canadian contingent is   to be sent, and   that   Great  Britain will pay the   expenses.     Hurried   contracts  are being made for clothing-tunics, forsooth, for the  Canadian soldiers to wear in the hot climate of South  Africa '   The agreement ofthe home government   to;  defray the expenses of. the contingent when equipped  disposes of any necessity   of   calling Parliament .together and is it an evidence that the communication  with the Imperial  authorities has  taken place   since  ��  ':V7,  m  juuuinuiiMiJsmi  fffc^r^r^raEKEsa  ^j^-asts^tJfe THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Laurier's remarkable utterances of a few days ago.  The Minister of Militia has arrived on the scene. Sir  Wilfrid Laurier has been hastily summoned from  Chicago, and at the cabinet meeting to-day there is  every probability of some energetic action being  taken to rehabilitate Canada in the estimation of the  empire and to square the government on its' policy of  indifference and procrastination in the eyes of a disgusted,and indignant people."  ECONOMY  ' The Tribune accuses Hugh Sutherland of telling  downright falsehoods with regard tp�� mining operations' in "British Columbia. , This is the first time-  such an accusation has been made against a mining  man in this Province, but, of course, Hugh comes  from Manitoba. , "^  French clergy have taken such a violent part in  the Dreyfus case that feeling has grown very bitter,  and it is said that the couseqences of their attitude  may be far reaching and result in more turmoil for  France.- The French exposition has had such a nar:  row escape from failure through the Dreyfus case-that  ��� it is not likely that any calamity events will be set to  take place until that enterprise is wound -up,   or   at  ' least nearing ' its   close.     The   unexpected, it is ex-  ���   pected, will then transpire. ,  * Hamilton Spectator.  Ten varying years have passed, and each   one   pushed its  predecessor back,  Since Jim and Joe and Will sat on an old straw stack,  And each a gold-brown, peach   as   his ' sole   fortune   did  possess,  And each one wiped the down, and each  his   fortune did  caress. /  And each resolved to reach the goal we call success.  . With careful, hand  Jim   picked   the   flesh   from off the  stone ; -       ���  I ate it all, you see, lie said, of'waste there can be none ;  Joe ate his peach, the kernel, too, ate he, a fuller proof  of"  strict economy, you see���  And to this fact they all three did agree.  Will also ate with much delight the luscious thing,  Then to a fuller test did strict economy bring ;  He took the stone and hid it in the earth away,  And there it lay, as if asleep,, from day to day ;  But when thespring its sympnthies did   bring���the   sun  did shine���  A tiny little bud sprang up beneath a vine,  And from that bud a handsome tree did grow,  I'm talking now of facts and things I really know���  And that same tree abundant fruit did yield,   ,,.  And peach-stone buds.soon covered all the field.  I'm stating facts���no foolish jesting rash���  Fron this year's crop Will banked two thousand cash.'  1 oronto has reduced the price of water 50 * per  cent., which places the aqua pure within the reach  of all.  The Ottawa Citizen believes the report - that the  Ameer of Afghanistan has become insane and is  boiling' his faithful subjects in oil and crucifying  them upside down as a social recreation, may ��� have  something to do with the war preparations in Britain,  which are admitted to be out of all proportion to the  requirements of the Transvaal crisis. News does  not leak out- of Afghanistan very easily, and for  several wer-ks ugly rumors have been filtering down  through India from "the roof of the world." If it  is true that the Ameer has become insane there will  be a scramble for the throne of the " buffer state,"  qnd Russia and Britain each have different candidates  which they will back with all their might.  It looks as if the tale of bribery and corruption in  connection with the last Ontario election is to be continued indefinitely.  We sincerely trust and hope the war in. the Transvaal will not come to an end before the Kootenay  Life Guards get their.innings..  The Shamrock is not likjely to take the cup back  to England. .So far'she has not demonstrated her  superiority in any regard to the Columbia.  Canoe that Carries 100 Men.  The second largest canoe in British Columbia, if  not on the Pacific coast, says the. Seattle Times, is  now hauled out on the fide-flat hill on First avenue  south. ��� It is a stunner, considering it is made entirely out of a single big tree arid carries more than  a hundred people, and is the largest but one in all  our country."  The big canoe is but one out of a score ��� of large  canoes that belong' to- the Fort Rupert and West  Coast Indians of Vancouver island. Fort Rupert is  on the northern end of Vancouver island and the  Indians now here were eighteen days on the voyage.  With a good hard wind they could go 100 miles a  day and could therefore, accomplish the almost 1,000-  mile voyage in eight or ten days. However, they  do not always get the fair wind.  The big canoe is a new one, made this summer. It  is about fifty-five feet long and seven to eight feet  across. The Indians say there are even bigger  cedar trees thon the one from which the canoe was  made. These Indians have been coming here , since  the first hops were planted. They always look for  a sound tree for a canoe, one without any rotten  parts or knot holes about it. The Indian owner  hired a number of other Indians and made the canoe  where the tree fell, then skidded it into the water: He  considers it worth $300 or $400.  War canoes of these northern Indians used to  create a good deal of terror in the minds of the first  settlers. There are old grey-headed patriarchs in  the . camp to-day . who doubtless have in the past  taken part fin many a raid on the Sound Indians and .  possibly in some of the few attacks made on the  earlier settlers.  lllLiBa^ ������y^F.S^l-yw-^^gfafg^.g.if^^  iMmbaaaaaamB  "-T  sfes  uwiw^tfttaJWJisw^Bwmonwwi^^ r  '/*;�����<;-���  EVENTS AND GOSSIP  AN Eastern paper is entertaining its readers with  a discussion on "How to Cook a Thanksgiv-  ing Turkey, "the discussion taking the form ofa  symposium to \yhich the six highest salaried chefs  in the city contributed. These dignitaries of the  art agreed that the feathers should be removed , from  the turkey before the roasting began and that the bird  should be surrounded in the pan by a circle of onions.  Beyond these points, however, the only approach to  an agreement was that five of the chefs' favored a  small " torn turkey" cooked for an hour in a hot  oven, while one, with an inspiration of genius declared  for a large turkey, left to the evolution of five hours  of a slow fire. It is worth noting, moreover, since  we live in days when questions of sex arise in every  issue, that most ofthe chefs noted the existence of a  "marked difference between the flavors of the male  and the female bird, and while ..some preferred the  male, some declared for the hen. Finally there  were those who asserted the Eastern turkey, but this  = was decidedly carrying the debate too,far and all  statements of lhe kind should have be> n stricken  from the symposium. We cannot permit the introduction of sectional prejudices in an issue so near to  the National heart as the turkey which gladdens the  popular stomach.  This symposium is worth noting, because the  differences of opinion revealed in.it are not likely to  cause anything more than a pleasant warmth in the  memory. It will not lead to more talk. Those  who favor the flavor of the hen bird will not denounce  as fools those who like .better the savor of the ' * torn  turkey," aud while the man who chooses a small  bird rather than a big one may by those who ^delight  in having enough of a good thing be regarded as an  easily contented idiot, yet no one will say so. If  then we can discuss so important a subject as a ,  turkey without laps ing from dignity of manner or  moderation of language, why can we not discuss  things less near to our inner lives with the same  decorum ? May it not be due to the fact that as the  turkey is something we have thoroughly digested we  are able therefore to debate it from a true fullness,  whereas on other subjects we are often without assurance of onr own comprehension, and are compelled  to fill up with bluster the empty gaps in the line of  our arguments ?  A contrast to the pleasant symposium for the discussion of turkey is the controversy between the  romancers and the younger Dumas. The romancers  declare the author of Camille to have been wholly a  ' reprobate in the realm of art, a chronicler of the  half world and the shady side of life ; one unfit to  rank among the immortals or even among mortals  who fake right views of things ; while the author of  Monte Cristo they praise as one of the  joyous spirits  whose works are the, gladness and; delight of the  world, a true immortal destined to be remembered  forever by all, whose mortal-weariness has been  cheered by the thrill and the glow of his rousing  romances. To all of which the realists answer that  if Camille was of the half world, she was at least that  much in the world, was human flesh and blood, sympathetic with love and passion even as we are, while  the heroes ofthe elder Dumas were never cin the  world at all. The, prisoner, sewn up in a sack,  weighted with cannon balls and thrown- into the sea,  who ripped,the sack open, swam several leagues and  , climbed a lone rock amid the waste of waters too wave  a dagger at the stars and declaim, " The world is  mine," is .beyond human sympathy, say the realists.  This is a real world, they maintain, and Monte  Cristo is not in it with Camille.  , While this worriment between romancers and  realists goes on over the comparative artistic merits  of the elder and the younger Dumas, it is worth  remembering that the father and son themselves got  along very well together after the son had attained  a sufficient success to be able to lend his father money,  and a sufficient discretion not to do it. It is narrated  that when " Camille" achieved its triumph on the  Parisian stage, the elder Dumas wrote to the younger  a letter of warm congratulations and signed it " The  Author of ' Monte Cristo.' " To this the son replied  that no congratulations could be more pleasing to  him than those of the author of a work for which, as  he said, "I have the highest admiration, because  I have heard my father praise it so often." With  this example of a mutual admiration between the  great romancer and the great realists to encourage  them, it is to be regretted the little romancers and the  little realists cannot attain at least to a mutual tolerance, and allow a willing world to be pleased with  both/  Gambling should be interdicted once for   all.     It  is a blot on the   intelligence,   morality and greatness  ofthe city that flagrant and  wholesale   violations  of  the  anti-gambling  laws  should be   not only countenanced but protected by the  very officers who are  sworn to execute the laws.      How idle is   it  to  de:  niand respect for law, while officers, whose duty it is  to  enforce the  laws,   approve of their violation  and  profit by contempt for their own oaths and connivance  at  such  crimes ?     Gambling  is but  a curse to  any  community in   which it.is   tolerated.     Its   votaries  spend money freely   when they have it, and the   op-;  portunity  to   gamble attracts   here   and there some  travelling spendthrift who without it will be  missed,  but line up these alleged advantages against the evils  following  in  gambling's  train  and only  the  most  calloused, greedy selfishness will contend for its continuance at  the  terrible  cost the community must  <.i  ' 'J  r  .)'���  ">t;  t  OTi��i����W  y^mmmmmMMmmmm mmfmrnmrnmrnm  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  pay. Brlghtyoung men made criminals to cover  losses ; theft:, forgery and embezzlement the crimes  resorted' to.' The average age of all those convicted  is but 21.5-12 years, and the downfall of these young  men can be traced back to the frequenting of gambling establishments by them. These' are some of  the direct results, while those thafare secondary are  far more pitiful. Wives, mothers, fathers disgraced, multitudes of them suffering for the money  squandered.;, like brilliant flames attracting gnats and  moths, they gather to a city crowds of criminals who  debauch its morals, commit brutal offences and cheat  and swindle whenever victims can be trapped. Why  should such institutions be, trifled with? Why heed  either the' threats or supplications of their owner ?  Stamp them out. .Keep them out. They are at  war with society. They are engines to defeat the  most earnest endeavors of all good citizens to improve  and advance .a city's life and business'. The authorities are to blame, not the gamblers. Crime, apart  from its moral aspect, is crime ��� only when it is  treated as crime. Gambling is morally wrong, but  officers countenance it, and the public are. willfully  ,_ blind to it;, it is clothed only in its moral heinousness  and the statute law is but its negative, silent enemy.  Hence, gamblers, not being afflicted with qualms  from the seat of the moral qualities, do not hold themselves as criminals as long as they can hypnotize' or  otherwise hold the law's executive officers from'action  against them. If the officers will only shut up the  gambling dens and make their keepers understand'  that they will stay shut���and they can make them,  understandit so clearly, if they will, that importunities  to reconsider their command will cease at the very  moment it is given ���trouble with gambling institutions will be over, and the community will wonder  that it ever could be so lax in".duty as to tolerate  their existence for a- day.  '...���Mr. J. H. Bowes, the Nelson barrister, has returned from a well-earned vacation, extending over  a period of four months, and which included a prolonged visit to Europe. Mr. Bowes spent most of  his vacation in London, where he visited all points  of historical -interest.      To   a person of his   studious  . habits, London naturally proved a point of absorbing  interest. No only i< it the commercial centre ofthe  world, but it is the point where has been generated  the most important history of the : Empire. There  is centralized the power of England. ; To the patriot  tic Briton, London brings up scenes of Agincourt, the  glory of Blenheim, the fortitude of " Fatal Fontency,''  and the fortunes of Waterloo.      It forces itself   upon  , one how England has ruled theempire of the .wave,  from... the destruction of the Armada to the glories  of Trafalgar. Nor is her glory confined to arms  alone ;,. in arts, in science, in literature, in credit and  in commerce-she sits superior. She gives laws to  learning and limits to taste. As an orator once  remarked, the watchfires of her battlefields yet flash  warnings and [(defiance to her enemies. Her dead  heroes and statesmen stand as sentinels upon immortal heights., to guard the glory of the living. It is  thus a Canadian feels when beholding London for the  first time. ' The utter indifference to what the world  thinks of her policy is-the crowning characteristic of  Great Britain.' What impressed Mr. Bowes, as it  does everyone else;' more than anything, was the vast  difference between the British subject and the citizen  ' of France. The former is self-reliant and imbued  with the spirit of superiority, while the latter feels  that he belongs to a decadent race, and <can never rise  above his environment. After.a short visit to Paris,  ���Mr. Bowes returned to London, and is now back in  Nelson, prouder than ever that he is a "member of the  great British family with her imperishable traditions.,  The appearance of Sheriff Tuck in the full dress of  his office added greatly to'the eclat of the opening of  assizes:     The Sheriff is evidently < determined to uphold the dignity of his office. '  - Under its ne.w. management the Rossland ��� Record  is forging rapidly to the front, and now manifests all  the signs of prosperity.  Among the visitors to Nelson this   week is   Chief  Justice Tuck of   New   Brunswick.     His   Lordship  belongs'to the old school, and tells a story with   that  rich coloring so rare nowadays.     He,has   been visiting his   daught-r,    Mrs.   Freeman   Lake,   and his  brother, tiie genial sheriff.  The Cascade Record says : ''/'The Nelson Miner  says the country is going to the dogs on account of  the enforcement of the eight-hour law. The Nelson  'Tribune takes exactly the opposite view." In  other words, " you pays your money and you takes  your choice."  It is often asked, is there one law for the rich and  another for the poor ? I scarcely believe the1 lawmakers intend to discriminate in favor of the rich  man, but it always looks as if the poor man gets a  shade the worst of it. When the man with money  at his command gets into trouble, no matter how  heinous the offense charged, he can secure the best  legal talent ; but it sometimes happens that a poor  man's son runs counter to the law, and notwithstanding the fact the British law holds all men innocent  until proven guilty, he very often fails in getting a  lawyer to defend him. Thus is law reduced to  business. How is it with the newspapers ? Some  weeks ago, a young fellow was charged with the  embezzlement of ������sixty, or seventy dollars. One  ofthe daily -papers ���'������announced, the arrest the next  morning in flaring headlines, and to make the  article more interesting stated that he had been  guilty of other defalcations: This young fellow was  without means to influence the press, so he was  forced to suffer. His poverty was a crime. Supposing he had been rich, or the son of an influential promoter, would that paper have mentioned the  circumstance ?��� Not once in a thousand years. Assuming he had been mixed up in a   disgraceful affair  I  ' y  u  VI  M  r>'il  ?Ji  1  '0\  P\  14  5 31  Si jg  -   sk  X   31  ^������������81  ti   .1  ij'.Sl  ';>  i   -r  WMJWBUBRllBMWaHaMl  aWfttW^W^t^lit^^^'MWIflJi  S3 W7BW!EBW!IR*mBE38SE!H^  iimt^mmmmmm^. .-J, ^.-t**  ffl^jt'^-im���^^^^^  i^i��5*-itt��i^k^;SiL-^.:^^ -  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  It ���  ?!  with a fallen woman, and on the witness stand compelled to disclose his relations with the other half ���of  the world, would that paper even hint at such a thing ?  Most assuredly not. The papers, like the lawyers,  only show favors when under the spell of the almighty  dollar. Business is business. Cover up the moral  delinquencies of the rich man's son, but " rattle the  bones over the stones of the poor pauper whom nobody owns."   .  Paul Kruger depends greatly on qthe assistance  of Providence in his struggle with Great Britain.  The Lord invariably happens to be on the side ofthe  strongest battalions.  The girl is unlucky who  finds out suddenly that  she   has   something , nice the matter with   her.     I  knew  one   who   was told that she   had lovely hair.  She took to doing it up   with   one hairpin, and   her  head began to look like a mop on third day ofa house-  cleaning.     She took to jerking   her   head, too,, so  that   the hair would come   down, and then   she did  look lovely, especially if it happened at ;the theatre,  at luncheon or on the street.   She would, wiggle   her  head so chat her words would come out scalloped, and  her nose got all spread around.     A girl with a  neat  foot   is   the   worst nuisance I know.      She always  h*s; it   stuck   out.     Her     shoestring   is     always  coming   undone.     She is   forever   lifting her dress  and making you nervous.      It just   about   spoils   a  girl if   she finds out that she has fine eyes and pretty  teeth.      Good-by to quiet expressions at once.     Her  eyes roll, droop, snap, shut, open, dance and sparkle  all over the place until you wonder why   they   don't  get sprained.     Meanwhile   her   teeth   are working  j ust as hard.     She smiles twice a miuute and   often  her eyes are getting in some fine  touches   that don't  go with a smile at all.     The effect is   awful.     I got  tired looking at a girl the other day that I  wondered  why the man with her didn't marry her just for   the  sake of tying her eyes fast to her nose and knocking  her teeth out.  The Tribune announces   that   Mr.   Bostock   will  again   be   the Liberal   candidate.      He will   suffer  defeat if some popular Conservative is placed in the  field.  There was no   yacht   race   to-day   between   the  Columbia and Shamrock.  It was reported on the ' street to-day that  British soldiers had surrendered to the Boers,  credence is placed in the rumor.  2000  No  Clives Phillips-Wolley has   made   made arrangements for the publication of two more brooks.    ,  .   '��� <    ������ ������������/���:.' P. 0.  ���'  FAIRY LIGHT  Uhder'the oaks in the moonless night,  I saw the fairies that took their flight,  With stars to guide them, and shadows to hide them,  And lilies for lantern light.  Like a flight of leaves that the wild wind reaves  From fading boughs in the autumn eves,  They fluttered and   scattered,   they ,whispered  and  muttered ,  ''Away!   hblia-ho !  away!"  And now in my dreams I see them go,  I hear them rustle, now loud, now low ;  With shrill triangle, and cymbals tiiat jangle,  And little gold horns that blow,  Like a flight of bees through the darkling trees,  That chase and follow a wandering breeze,  They scatter and mingle, their bride-bells jingle  "Away!   holla-ho!  away"  Some day I know I shall hear them call,  By leaping river or ivied wail,    , r  With mystic rhyming, like silvery chiming  Afar in an elfin hall :  Like a flight of doves thro' the leafless groves  I will roam afar with my fairy loves,  With bugles a-ringing and wee voices singing  "Away!   holla-ho! away !"  -      ' ���Pall Mall Gazette.  How a Cross Was Won. . ��  The really brave man's story about I is own deeds  is always modest. Not infrequently he is unable to  give any account of them which is satisfactory to his  hearers. The reporters who " interviewed" soldiers  wounded on San Juan hill had a hard time in getting  " stories" from them. One such soldier said :  . '�� There isn't a thing to tell. I . only went up  there, with a lot of other chumps, and got shot. I  didn't eveu have  sense   enough to  know it   when I  was shot."  -Not long ago a French chroniqiieur���Montmirail  ofthe Paris G tulois���encountered in a littie village  of the south of France a gardener, who wore, pinned  on his clean Sunday blouse, the ribbon of the Legion  of Honor. Naturally, the newspaperman desired  to know how he got it. The gardeuer, who, like  many of- his trade, seemed to be a silent man, was  averse to meeting an old and wearisome demand, bin  finally he began:  ���'Oh, I don't know how I did  get it!   I   was    at  Bazeilles with the rest of the battery. All the  officers were killed ; then down went all the noncommissioned officers. Bang! bang! bang! By  and by all the soldiers were down but me. I had  fired the last shot, and naturally was doing what I  could to stand off the Bavarians.  "Well, a general came,   and   ssys   he,    'Where's  your officers ?"  .  " 'All down,' says I.  " ' Where's your gunners !'   says he.  " ' All down but me,' says I.  " ' And you've been fighting here all alone?'   says  he;      ������ \ '.'   '���' ������.'���."���'������'���������   V        .,;'������"������''���'������;':.;  '.:  " ' I couldn't Met 'em   come   and   get   the -��� guns  could T?' I says ; and then he up and put this ribbon  on  me, probably because there was nobody else there  to put it on."  ���ymiiimiMJjmWJa^^  --b-.^v.j.i ii.i,..wli... ^jiK��Mi����^'3W^^Tr^TWTB-nHr*^TTE^r^*^^'"*"ii*SPBS^ HERE AND THERE  �� ���  A Finnish Epic Poem.  The Finnish epic poem called the Kalevala, the  j oldest portions of which were probably composed  three thousand, years ago, throws interesting light  upon the primitive social and marriage customs of  the Finns. The three chief characters , of the Kalevala are the, minstrel, Wainamoinen ; Ilmarinen,  the magic blacksmith; and Lemminkainen. the'  wizard. The blacksmith pays, court to the Daughter of .the Rainbow, who is called ; " the fairest  daughter of the Northland." An account of their  bridal and of some of the amenities' of married life in '  those days is thus given by a writer in a late number of the New York Times :  , " The wedding feast prepared, the beer . brewed,  the -guests feasted. - Osmotar, daughter of ",6smo,  gives the Rainbow bride advice:  Thou must acquire new habits  Must forget thy former customs. ���-  Like the mouse, have ears for hearing,  Like the hare, have feet for running.  '' But the quick ears and the nimble feet are ' for  the service of her husband and his family. The  ���' Bride of Beauty,' must rise early, light the morning fire, fill the bucket from. the ' crystal river flow-  in��\' feed the kine and flocks, ' with pleasure';  gather fagots from the wood-land, bake the barley-  bread and honey cakes, wash, the birchen platters  clean, amuse the sister's baby, entertain the stranger,  ' tend well the sacred sorb-tree' and other vegetation ;  spin, weave, make clothes, beer, ' lend the needed  service' when the ' father of my hero husband' bathes.  ' The week ended, 'she must give the house a thorough  cleaning.' And all the while she must wear the  ' whitest linen' and 'tidy fur shoes' for her hero  husband's glory. And she must not gossip in the  village, tell of neglect or i'lltreatment, to bring shame  to her kindred and disgrace to her husband's household. Ostomar, daughter of Osmo, counsels the bride-  groom also :  Never cause the Bride of Beauty  To regret the day of marriage ;  Never make her shed.a teardrop ;  Never fill her cup with sorrow."  But strict marital discipline must be maintained.  Those were the days when there were no women's  clubs, but clubs for women.  To thy young wife give instruction, ,  Kindly teach thy bride in secret,  In the long and dreary evenings,  When thou sittest at the fireside ;  Teach one year in words of kindness,       j      ,  Teach with eyes of love a second ;  In the third year teach her with firmness-,  If she should not heed thy teaching,  * Should not hear thy kindly counsel  J After three long years of effort,  Cut a reed upon the lowlands,-  Cut a nettle from the border,  Teach thy wife with harder measures.l  In the^forth year, if she heed not,  Threaten her with sterner treatment,  With the stalks of rougher edges,  Use not yet the thongs of leather,  Do not touch her with the birch whip-  If she does not heed this warning,  ,'^hould she'pay thee no attention,  Cut a rod upon the mountains, ,  Or a willow in the valleys ;  Hide it underneath thy mantie,  That the stranger may not scv it;  Show it-to thy wife in secret,  Shame her thus'to do her duty ;  Strike not yet, though disobeying,  Should she disregard this warning,  Still refuse to heed thy wishes,  Then instruct her with the willow,  Use the birch rod from the mountain,  In the closet of thy dwelling,  In the,attic of thy mansion.  Modern Coats of Mail.  To the uninitiated the days of armorhave long since  -gone, but a visit to a certain firm situated in the west  end of London will reveal the fact that hundreds of  vests of mail are sold ' annually - to officers in the  British army. The maker is a well-known gunsmith, and a large portion of his income is derived,  not from manufacturing' guns, but through the sale  of armor to officers. As a general, rule the mail is  inclosed in a leather casing, which is sewn inside the  tunic'soasto be invisible unless the garment is  picked to pieces. And the same with helmets��� a  similar device is fixed as a lining so asto give, additional protection in case of need. Some officers  are not above wearing mail vests underneath their  tunics and perfectly obvious to their comrades, who,  though they may scoff in time of peace, would be  only to glad to don one themselves when in the middle of hostilities. The majority ofthe maker's  customers are officers because the suits are very expensive, costing about 10 guineas each. Nevertheless some " Tommies" are prepared to spend that  amount in order to ensure themselves to a certain extent against the enemy's spent bullets. Against a  modern bullet, fired at short distance, of course, these  suits of armor are next to useless, although they may  be instrumental in turning its course or stopping its  penetrating power.  During the Chino-Japanese war of 1895 the maker  in question sent out several hundred suits of armor,  which were eagerly bought up by the combatants at  a heavy price. During the American war of last  year he did the same thing : it was not nearly so  successful for he found that he had been forestalled  by American firms, and such officers in the American  army as had intended going in for a suit of mail had  already obtained them. He then offered his goods to  the Spaniards, who proved to be good customers, and  were prepared to pay a good price for the luxury. A  probable instance of the value of  the   mail   occured  !b 1  ii'!  ���  '-I!'  ��� I ! '  \  7  5  i  '  P  ���:  *"( : :���  , i  if  w^mswitfm!wmis^^i^^^^^^^l^^S^^S^^^^^^M^^^^m 'fc-TT  er^.-  :^'^.?.*'*v *>.-*,'''Tfrtttf:-J!  ^.^X^i&^&^J^  ri��aa��?iifa3i��E:-2^i  .yf^Swr^I&MMKj^MSsSnra^ '^"',  10  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  i t'  i< i'  M  J  h  I ��  ! \  1 i  ! i  : \  during the battle of Omdurman last September. One  officer, who is well known, got into the thick of the  fight and was slas"hed on all sides by the dervishes.  His men were surprised to see that he had escaped all  the force ofthe blows, expecting to see him fall from  his horse every minute a mass of wounds. After the  fight was "over, however, he appeared perfectly unscathed save for a few slight wounds on the chest.  Then he revealed the suit of mail which covered him  and to which he owed his life.���London Globe.  Colored Diamonds.  A large number of diamonds are white, though a  clear, colorless, transparent stone is rarer than might  be supposed. Besides , white diamonds there are  red, blue, green, yellow, brown, black and pink ones.  Heat often changes the color, <md after a while the  acquired hue becomes permanent, Yellow diamonds  perhaps afford the greatest variety of shades. Some  of them surpass any other gem,of that color. Specimens of canary-colored diamonds are quire common.  If the gem has a rose-colored tint it is very valuable,  while red tints, surpassing the ruby, and considered  the most beautiful of all precious gems, are exceedingly rare.     A   few   varieties   are on   record���one  weighing ten karats was bought by Emperor Paul o1  Russia for $100,000. A cinnamon or , brown stone  is undesirable, as it is seldom pure. A black diamond is nearly as scarce as a red one. Blue diamonds,  rank next to red ones in variety and beauty. Those  of- a dark blue color, resembling sapphires, are  handsome gems, differing only from the sapphire in  quality and the beautiful play of colors peculiar to  the diamond. The only real blue stones are found in  the mines of India. Besides the Bismarck and Hope  diamonds there are only twjo others in the world that  are properly called blue diamonds. c  The green varieties are not as rare as the blue,  black, fed and rose-colored species, yet a grass-green  or fine emerald color is scarce. When it does occur  it is more brilliant than, the finest emera Id. There  are several varieties of green-tinted diamonds at the  Museum, of Natural History in Paris, but the best-  known specimen is ,at Dresden and is considered one  of the five paragons of the world among gems.  Wit.  In a recent discussion of  the   different   kinds   of  natural wit, several instances were'adduced from Dr.  .. Humphreys & Pittock...  ' Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street,  Telephone No. 93   All  Leading  Newspapers  Agents for  Victoria Colonist  Seattle Times  S. F. Bulletin  S. F. 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 Periodicals.  CIGARS  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  ��� "���   ���  ��� ��� a *    i C��> 11 ��� ��� ��  California Fruits  Received Daily  <&*&  Ash, Lady Aberdeen, Lily Fraction, Minto  Fraction and Haddo Fraction Mineral Claims,  situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.  Where located:   On Morning Mountain.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, P.L.S.,  of Nelson, acting 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 days  from the date hereof, to auply to the Mining  Recorder for Certificates of Improvements",  for the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of.  the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before ' tho  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 14th day of October, A. D. 1899.  John McLatchce.  EST MUTE  Wholesale and Retail  Dealers in  Osier & Gurd,  Mines and Real Estate  Baker Street,  ...Over...  Bank of Halifax  Nelson, B. C.  Camps supplied on shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing , bnt fresh and  wholesc-me meats and supplies  kept in stock.  LC.TRAVES, Manager  �� THE NELSON ECONOMIST  11  J  Orman Cooper's collection of Irish retorts and jokes,  to prove that their fun usually lay in the unconscious  misuse of words.  " What is Mr. Dennis doing   now,   Larry?"   was  asked ofa Connemara gossoon.  " He'sdrivin' the mail-coach, zir."-  " Himself?'?' \  " No, zoor.      He's got an antidote;"  The doctor, returning to a neighborhood after'  several" years' absence, ftwas asked: "Did your  honor get marired beya'nt ?"   ,  "No," he replied.   ' , ,  ���  " Och, an' ye had the good luck, docther dear, not  to get implicated wid a family !" was the cordial  congratulation. . ���, ���  A miserly old man limping with, the gout was  adjured by a beggar, " Och, now, ef yer heart wor  but as tinder as yer toes !.'.' .       ...,.:.���  With education, the still ready wit becomes conscious. The. Dean of the Royal Chapel in. Dublin  lately applied for an injunction against a drinking  house, and was the chief witness on behalf of the  temperance society.. The cousel. for the grogshop  pounced on him :  "An', Dr. Dane, was it you yoursilf was in that  public house ?"        -   "'    ��� ���  " It was, sir." .        ,  ," An', Mr. Dane ofcthe Chapel Royal, didyez take  anything there?" , ���    .  ���' I did, sir," was the astonishing answer. v  " Aha? An', Mr, Dane ofthe Chapel Royal, an'  Mr. President of the Temperance Society, what did  yez take in,that public house ?"  " I took a chair, sir. I also took notes, and here  they are," was the crushing reply.  And Englishman, present at the discussion, insisted that the most prosaic of his countrymen was  liable to break out into a joke, and a good one, and.  cited the Marquis of Hartington, now Duke of Devonshire, who is noted as'being a sensible, but dull- and  tedious speaker., * " '       ,  Lady Harcourt, once seated beside him at dinner,  said :, "I am sure you would like to hang my  husband!"  .   "No. But I shoukWike  to suspend   him   for   a  while," he said, quickly.  " Marquis," once sent a pert girl to   him,    "is   it'  true that you , yawned   and ��� nodded   through   your  own speech last night ?"  ��� .  " Yes.     But you should have heard the  speech !"  ECO  ...HAVE received:.'.  TWO MORE CARLOADS OF FURNITURE  In Stock.  They do the business because  their prices are the best.  Baker St., Cor. of Kootenay St.,  NeisorT, B. C  i  P  fit  ii  5  I1"  : (  4 ;  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������**^ - ���������������������������������������������������������  ��� . ' _ ���  ! l^IRK'PATRIPkr & I  ��� ��� ���  ���  ���  WILSON j  TELEPHONES io AND 41.  POSTOFFICE ?OX K & W.  *  ��� ��� ���  �� "LI   WestpBaker Street  14  West Baker Street  $m  wcwMWiwwiaglfiWHJlHaHflUHMBBni  iifc��!ttii��fl^!^mmMtfM ��'- ��� j^j-.*.*.<.** _'_i.��� _._ .���..J.'��~.-_...'.<��..,i:^^^.���jjj^LCJ.*j!^I^'��.r-j^?*jr"i^.>r^^,.^-v��^��g.~��i.>ltT. .|f^7__-tfI-  ��lEEft��ti*����!H:��f-*jkJ;d��4a*:ar e  =i==sri=sacasasia!^^ssSs^waqs��OT  .^rclff-i ..* ',  , it*!.'  OUR FAMILY OPAL  Mi  k<  >  h:  !   J  is  1 o  I cannot remember how long ago the opal came into  the family, because so many jconflicting stories  have been told by various ancestors concerning  this part of its history., But long ago I registered  the vow that if it ever should become mine, I would  either destroy , or dispose of it forever and rid the  family of its baleful influence.  My great-grandfather  was the   first one   of  the  family to become the. possessor ofthe opal.    He was  then a widower for the   third   time,   arid it was the  desire of all His   connections that  he   should remain  , in this state to keep His worldly goods from slipping  1 out ofthe family.  I suppose the opal must have been aware ofp all  this; because it immediately set about to indulge its  proverbial weakness.    ',  At this time, and to the astonishment of all who  knew him, he fell in love with one of his old second  cousins whose white hair and corrugated face were  sufficient to make such a happening seem altogether  impossible. And when she accepted him what did  he do but have the opal set for. an engagement ring  and placed upon the finger of his smiling relative,  my old Aunt Cornelia.  After he had given her the opal engagement; ring  he suddenly rallied from a recent indisposition, and  was told by the doctor that he might stop the long  walks   nd resume his pipe and   the   glass of punch  before retiring. When this change took place my  great-grandfather was so happy and contented that  he wondered why he should ever have engaged himself to Aunt Cornelia or to anyone.else for that* matter.  And the ��� more he thought the matter over the< more  he was puzzled.  It was then that Aunt Cornelia concluded he was  cooling off in his attentions, but she didn't, blame  him ; , she regarded it all as ill luck, which she  attributed to the opal.  Now, another curious feature ofthe case was- that  my great-grandfather's eyes from looking long and  fondly into Aunt Cornelia's had suddenly acquired  a peculiar habit of incessantly whirling���her only infirmity.  A day of two later she noticed that iny great-grandfather's eyes were whirling, and making lightvof her  optical peculiarity. She would listen to no word of  explanation, but broke the engagement on the spot,  and handed him back the opal ring.  That nigrit he made a miss-step on the way upstairs  and sprained his ankle, and on the following day a  railroad was wrecked and the stock he held in it  dropped from ioo to 6o. .He then had the opal set  in a scarf pin and gave it to one of his nephews.for a  birthday present.  Suddenly Bill's salary was cut down in the fullness  of its bloom.     His hair began   to   fall out,. and the  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "IdaD" Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of WestKootenay District. , . ���   ,  Where located: On North. Fork of Salmon  River, adjoining the -'Second Relief" Mineral  Claim.  Take noticethat I, John A. Coryell, Provincial Land Surveyor, as agent for Reginald K.  Neill, Free Miner's|Certificate No B 11,676, and  Joseph E. Read. Free Miner's Certificate No.  19,088 A, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  a Certificate of Improvements, forthe 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 or such Certificate of Improvements  Dated this 10th day of August, 1899.  JOHN'A. CORYELL.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Bird's Eye, Inverness and Princeton Fraction mineral claims, situate in the Nelson  Miniug Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located :   On Morning Mountain.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, of the  city of Nelson, acting as agent for Angus G.  Shaw, free miner's certificate No. 21.847A, J.  A. McRae, free miner's certificate No. 21,658A,  A. E. Crossett, free miner's certificate No.  B 11,487, and David Lusk, free miner's certificate No. B 11,663, 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 ofthe above  claims. And further take notice that action,  under section 37, must be commenced before  the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 22ud day of July, 1899.  John McLatchie.  r  f. _    J '     y ��       ���* -  P, Burns & Co.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  HEAD OFFICE  ^ ROSSLAND  SANDON  %S&  Nelson, B. C.  .   BRANCHES AT  TRAIL  THREE FORKS  Meat Merchants  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Tiger Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division ..of West ���Kootenay District.  Where located : About five miles west from  Nelson, near Eagle Creek.  Take notice that I, 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. r  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this loth day of August, 1899.  23-8-99. A. S.-Farwell.  W HEN you buy ���.  OKELL k MORRIS'  jinnmnr&TnrrraTmr^^  O'KELL & ��*  Preserves^  MORRIS  ^ Fruit Preserve  erf   you get what are pure British Columbia*       Are absolutely the  o<   fruit and sugar, and your money is left at  &���  home.  PUREST AND BEST.  mrmnnriLSjuujuLSLftJiAx JuuiAjLaiLJuisjLOJULOj^  Come in and   inspect  our   stock  of Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furhishingsv     ;  ���  Importers of Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  (if  i  'i*  US  ItWWflWiBWiMBIiWaHlliW THE NELSON ECONOMIST  13  doctor, not , knowing just what the matter was,  ordered a sea voyage on general principles. Fearing shipwreck, Bill gave the opal scarf pin to his  brother before sailing. Bill went to sea and ��� re-  ^ turned with a full head of hair and his salary restored.  ) After Bill had sailed, his brother, who went to the  wharf to bid him goodby, started up the street, when  his hat blew off and went spinning along so fast that  he could not overtake it, and a street urchin started  the cry:   "Stop thief!"  Others took up the shout and finally a crowd   followed in hot pursuit,'<-until  he   was   overtaken   and  arrested.     His. explanation   was   laughed   at,   the  police theory  being that he,fled   from   the scene of  * his crime without his Jiat. '  So Bill's brother was locked up over night, and  had the mortification of seeing his name in print in  tiie morning, when he was discharged.  So he gave the opal to Tom J and Tom was very  glad to have it, and lost no time in sticking it, in his  scarf. Bill's brother on the way nome picked up a  $10 bill on the sidewalk, and when he arrived home  found a man waiting rto make arrangements to mortgage his property to him for $5,000 at 6 per cent���a  giltedged investment, which, made him believe that  the other man had been presented with an opal.  Tom bought a turkey on the way  home, and   left  it in the train rack when he-steoned off.    And when  I J-      A  he went into the house he was horrified to learn that  his wife had been cajoled into purchasing $2 worth  of glee club tickets.  '' I am surprised that you should yield to the  arguments of those ticket.fiends. Indeed you aie a  jewel of consistency," he said, with biting sarcasm.  , '���' Talking about jewels," she replied with a vim  equal to his own, " I believe that the opal you have  there has changed our luck.  Where did you get it ?"  " Cousin.Luke gave it to me !'|  " That explains it; Luke would never give you or  any one else anything of any value to himself. What  time did he give it to you ?"   asked his wife.  "At 20' clock this afternoon."  ���* And it was at 3 that I bought those, tickets. I  didn't want them . at all. because I needed the $2  the}'' cost to buy some velvet and other things to  cover my old hat and make it do for winter, and  thus save the price of a new one, and give you a  chance to buy an overcoat. sBut I.couldn't resist.  Have vou had any bad luck to-day ?"  ,l I'left a turkey on the  train,"   said   Tom.    "Of  course you did," snapped,his wife,   " and I   suppose  you had   counterfeit   money   palmed off on you   in  change.     Just take out your*money and see."  i,  SI  PATENAUDE BROTHERS  JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS  Fine Watches a  Specialty  NELSON, B. G.  THE HALL STREET GROCER  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  *  Family Grocer  Every Line Fresh.  .Fruit in Season.  WADDS BROS.,  Photographers  VANCOUVER and   NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelsou.  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelsnn  Balmoral Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson, Mining Division of West Kootenay  District. ' - ,  Where Located: On the Hall Mines Wagon  Road, 1% miles south of nelson.  Take notice that 1, John McLatchie, acting as agent for E. W. Cleversley, Free Miner's  Certificate .No. 21,781 A, E. J.Moore, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 21,782 A, and Peter  Meegan, Free Miner's Certificate 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 further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements..  Dated this 16th day of September, 1899.  ; john McLatchie. ,  certificate of improvements.  The Delight, Woodstock, Calgary and Atlantic Mineral Claims, situate in 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.,  ol the City of Nelson, acting as agent forthe  Delight Gold Mining Company, Limited, Free  Mlners's Certificate No. B 26,087, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improve-  ments,|for the purpose of obtaining Crown  Grants ofthe above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, mnst be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvemenfs.  Dated this sixteenth day of August, 1889.  ���John McLatchie;  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  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.,  ofthe City of Nelson, acting as agent for Robert Rennic, Free Miner's Certificate No. B  11,534, Benjamin F. Butler, Free Miner's Certificate No. 21,010 A, Olive B. Jones, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 21,819 A, and Thomas  R. Jones, Free Miner's Cert ilicate No. 21,818 A,  intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements, forthe 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.  Johx McLatciiir.  McLatchie, P.L.S.,  as agent  for G. A.  C  CLUB HOTEL  Golden EagleMineral 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  of Nelson. B. C, acting  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 ofthe 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.  Johx McLatchie.  Tinsmithing  Plumbing  AND  Heating  Josephine Street  Nelson.  STARTLERS  Corner Stanley and Silica Sts.  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer, io cents  E. J. Curran, Proprietor*  Express and Drayihg  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;  GOMER  DAVIS.  IX I'lUCES OF  Paoer  ���AT���  Thomson's   Book   Store.  > I  if  !!  $1��!G��a9&8&F353S?El  5p*.'>. in .^���^.��..':?.i.fr^i:i-'ftg^*tw.y:^ar^.:^^r^^  14  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ; i  !  '    1  i  X  '��� i>  i v  (,'  4j*  He fished sonie silver out of the pocket in which  he carried his small change, and sure enough, there  was a lead 50-centpiece.  "That about' oncels my purchase of the glee club  tickets ; doesn't,it ?" she said with an air of triumph  seldom equaled in a battle picture ; " now look at  your bills.",  He thrust his hand,into his vest pocket and found  that it had been cut out���stolen���money and all.  She buried her face in her hands and sobbed :  " Oh, Tom, why did you sell me those tickets !"  '' I di'dn 't,'' Tom protested.  " Yes, you did, and no one else did,  and "  She was interruped by a   crash.      The   cook   appeared,   frightened-   out   of   her wits,   and shouted  hysterically :  ' "The boiler's busted and all the hair'is scalded off  poor Fido." .   ' .  So Tom rushed out and met me. "Here's a  beautiful opal scarf pin," he   said,    "wouldn't   you  like to have it ?"  I thought-of the ill luck it had brought my poor  great-grandfather and Aunt Cornelia, the antique  virgin with the whirling eyes. ��� I was almost afraid  to accept the proffered bauble. I did summon up  courage and took it, however, determined to dispose  of it" in such a way that it would not be likely to, cause m  any more trouble, in the family. '       "�����-���-  So I entered a jewelry shop and tossing the opal  carelessly on the velvet pad that lay on the glass  case, said : ���* Will you kindly appraise this . socalled  precious stone, this opal?' You.'as. a dealer don't  share the superstition that possesses me, and' will  therefore probably purchase it at a fair valuation. It ,  has made trouble enough for me and mine,' an oj I  want to rid   myself of it at any price.;'  The dealer examined the stone  and   said   with   a  smile : , ���  " Opal your grandmother ; ' this is not an opal   at  all;   it's a cat's eye !" .  &��t  wA&wm  AND      500  NEW FAST.  DAILY .SERVICE  EAST AND WEST.  Optional routes east from  Kootenay Country  First-Class sleepers on all trains from  Arrowhead and Kootenay Landing  Tourist cars3pass Revclstoke daily for St.  Paul, Thursdays for Montreal and, Boston,  Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto.  Nelson to Toronto  So hours ; Montreal, S9 hours ; New York, 101  hours, Winnipeg, 45 hours; Vancouver, 30  hours ; Victoria, ;J5 hours.  2-DAILYTRAINS-2  To and from Robson, Rossland. ��  7 oo k Lv. NELSON Arr. 10.50k  15.45k Lv. NELSON Arr. ]��.25k  Morning train daily for north and main  line via Robson, and, except Sunday, for  Sandon, fSloean points and main line via  Slocan City.  KOOTENAY  LAKE-KASLO  ROUTE.  Ex. Sun.        .-   Str; Kokanoe '������ Ex.Suri  IG.OOkLv. ��� '������..���'.'    NELSON An. 11.00k  ' Tuesday/Thursday, Saturday, to Argenta  and return, leaving Kaslo at 20.00k.       . .  KOOTENAY RIVER  ROUTE.  Daily.;        Strs Moyie and Nelson. Daily  "22.30k Lv. ���'���".���' NELSON" . Arr. 2.80k  Connects Kootenay  Landing with Crow's  Nest Line trains. '������''���  4 hours���NELSON TO   ROSSLAND���hours 4  For rates   and   full   information   address  nearest local-agent, or,  C. E. Beasley, City Passenger Agent.  R. W. DrewJ^gent, Nelson.  W. F. Anderson, E. J. Coyle,  Trav. Pass. Agent, A. G. P. Agent  Nelson. B.C. Vancouver, B.C.  Doors, Sashes and Turned Work  Brackets and Office Fittings  Satisfaction Guaranteed.   Prices Reasonable  COMriANDING 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.  KOOTENAY LAKB-SAW PHILL  Lumber,  Lath,  -     Shingles.  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and {Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson   Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street. | Turned Work.  JOHN' RA��, AGENT.  ���01  VJLPJUA��JLPJl��J^^  MHfflBnww&wfflaiM^


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