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 m  LSON ECONOMIST  Vol. ii r.  NELSON, B. C. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1899.  NO.  12  TIIE NELSON ECONOMIST ts Issued zvery Wednesday  at the City of Nelson, B. C, by ,D. M. Carley. Subscription .\ $2.00 per annum ; ' if paid in advance, $1.50.  .Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited. Only articles' of merit will be advertised in  these columns, and the interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons arid worthless  articles.      ' ���  Notick.���There  are   several hundred  readers of  Thk  KcoxoitrsT behind,in their subscriptions. '   No doubt this,  is attributable to neglect and all   thai,   will be required to  ensure a hasty response is this gentle reminder.  K/TT^HE journalist and politician of The Nelson  JL Economist is off the fence on two questions.  He believes Nelson should be a wide-open town  and that the Seraiin government cannot do anything  without bungling it. The majority of the people  do not seem to want a wide-open town, and somehow  the Seinliu government is running along as if it was  well .oiled. The Victoria Ulohe died after butting its  editorial head against the Semlin government and  The Nelson Economist may have a like end if it  co:-tiuues advocating a variety theatre for Nelson.  A. wide-open town means an influx of the vicious  element and a large-police force. Nelson has got  along fair! y well without the former and it does not  want the latter. The fight against the wide-open  town element might as well be commenced now as at  any other time."  Strange as it may seem," the above gem is from the  Nelson Tribune.      We regret that  The   economist  will be unable to reply'to   the   Tribune in the   same  spirit in which it has   been attacked, but we may be  pardoned for saying that our contemporary   has  not  been  credited . in ; the    past   with   holding   strong,  views in the direction of moral reform.     Indeed^   so  late as  one   day   last ��� week   that great moral daily  published'in a''.prominent place on   its   front   page a  directory of the women   in the.  East End who   had  been   caught in the act of giving alms to   the   poor.  It was a generous act on the part ofthe fallen women,  and -.the Tribune was determined   that   they   should  receive proper and due   credit  for"'their'display   of  charity.     Therefore, keeping constan tly. in mind the  Tribune's past record, might we not   reasonably   express  a   doubt   as to   the   sincerity   of  its   advocacy of what some   are   pleased   to call " moral reform?" .' ;���'��� [:'p->'"���' ,���  .  rffi?  The Economist, so far as we are aware, has never  advocated a wide open town, but if we were to believe  the editorial utterances of the   Tribune,   Nelson   is  , dangerously close to that condition at the present  moment. We understand that there are gambling ,"  games in progress in various places,, and no attempt  is being made to silence the ��� rattle of the checks.  Furthermore, it is stated that many men, who can  ill afford to waste their time and money at the .green  table, are being systematically robbed by one or two  brace games running on Baker street. This'1 is pro- ���  bably true. We all do know that a species of vice  is permitted to "flagrantly and openly manifest itself  on one of.our principal thoroughfares and it is practically legitimized by the levying of a monthly assessment on the keepers for the privilege of engaging in  ^this degrading occupation and securing immunity  from punishment. Might not a city, which, by  practically licensing such vice becom.es particeps  criminisin this offence against societ3^, pause before  it would pass criticism on the establishment of a  harmless form of entertainment such as is usually  found in a respectable music hall? If the Tri  frttttghad been as pers.stent in its effort to wipe out  this evil as it has been in opposing the establishment  of a music hall, its sincerity of purpose would not be  so,open to criticism.  There is a vast difference between a music hall   or  ��� a respectably  conducted   variety   thentre and a dive  such as was at one  time permitted to run   in   Kaslo.  The muse hall  is a   place   in   which   men without  homes  seek   rest  after the labors  of the   day by  listening to harmless songs and very often good music.  In the cities of Victoria and Vancouver to-day   there  are music halls or variety theatres th^t are patronized  by the best element.      We do not mean to   say   that  the form of entertainment provided is  equal to high-  class opera,   but it   provides  a   few hours   harmless  pleasure for a class of men who might otherwise   indulge their desire for change and recreation by visiting, resorts of a questionable character.     This is  the  view taken of the  music   hall matter in both   those  cities, and  it is at least regarded as   possessing nothing that would in any way interfere with, the work of  Christianity.      Indeed, a few  years ago, a Victoria  clergyman visited one of those  music halls and   had  courage enough to pronounce  iva   very   respectable  place.     In every city of the world to-day. of any  importance the respectable  variety   entertainment has  become a popular form of amusement.;    Considerably  over fifty per cent, of the talented actors ..nd actresses  on the stage have at one time or another been in  the  variety profession, and  it is worth   noting   that the  variety stage to-day is  full  of actors  and  actresses  who   have   abandoned   the legitimate for the   more  lucrative engagements to   be   secured   at vaudeville  ��*^^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  houses. " Among the names that occur to us at the  present ^time is Felix J. Morris, an actor well known  ��� in Canada; He possesses unusual histrionic ability  and is now plaj'ing'an engagemen on'the Orpheum  circuit, with a big salary attachment. Few actresses  are better know or more favorably regarded than  Miss Johnstone Bennett. Her interpretation of the  character "Jane" in the comedy of that title was a  most enjoyable piece -of work. Thousands of people  flocked to see her at the theater at that time as  thousands do now enjoy her sketches on the Orpheum  circuit. While such transcendant genius does not  manifest itself in the music halls at the Coast, and  while we, might not expect such excellent form of  entertainment here, we could reasonably hope that  the patronage for a small hall would be sufficient to  warrant visits from the better class of music-hall  artists. .'  It is strange that the strongest antagonism to   the  . music hall proposal comes from three sections in  the  ,  community���the   members of a certain  church, the  saloon keepers and the owners of houses of ill-repute.  The   church   members   believe that it   would work  much evil in the city, the saloon keepers assert  that  it will draw away their customers,   while the women  of the East End profess to see in the establishment of  a music hall ruin and disaster to their calling.      It is  . not often these three elements   harmonize on matters  of public interest, and the music hall problem should  therefore possess more than ordinary'interest  for the  student of sociological questions.      We do   not know  . which one of the three interests the Tribune espouses,  but as so much is said about alleged vicious features,  it is taken for granted that our   Vernon   street   contemporary stands for the, church- ���   The Economist  in its discussion of this question has no desire to give  offence to any well-meaning member ofa church nor  any sewing-circle of which the editor of the Tribune  .. is now or may hereafter   become a member ; but   we  ask those church members who   are  now opposed to,  the music hall, is not the circumstance of antagonism  to the music hall coming from the owners of houses of  ill fame the best evidence that we are in need of some  form of entertainment that will counteract the vicious  influence of this evil association?   The   church   has  undoubtedly done  its   share   in providing good surroundings for strangers in a strange land,   but   there  are a class of men   the   church does not reach,   and  who would be prevented from   becoming   social outcasts if they: only, had some   place   to   pass avyay the  evening.      One-half of the frequenters ofthe houses  of ill-repute in   this   city are   men who are   without  homes and who seek excitement in   associating with  lewd women   because of   their   natural   aversion td ���'  social iso ation.      One half of the whiskey consumed  in Nelson is drunk by men whose   home is a   room  in some dingy lodging-house.    This reasoning could  be carried to   greater   length, but enough   has been "'  said for our purpose,   The Economist will just   as  vigorously oppose any attempt at   the   establishment  of a dive variety-hall as any church member in   Nel- <���  son.      Whac'we'advocate is a healtfry form of enter  tainment, cheap enough to be within the reach of all."  Such a,place will minimize vice and keep much  money in circulation in this city that now finds its  way to the Coastutowns.  Now a word to  the Tribune of a. personal   nature.  The Economist is   not   now   nor never has been  on the fence in its general policy.    It has been a consistent supporter of the Conservative party in Dominion politics; it supported the Turner party, believing  , the policy of that gentleman was the one best adapted  to the requirements of British Columbia; it has persistently   opposed   the    Semlin Government,   from  a welldefiued belief that Mr.   Semlin   and. his colleagues   are , utterly   incapable  of   conducting  the,  affairs of this Province.     The EcomomisT' has  nor  supported fragments ofa policy and from purely selfish, motives attempted to discredit the   men   responsible for  the  conduct of the   affairs ,of the country,  and lastly it could not be guiity of lauding Joe   Mar-  fin onedayto  the skies  and  then   when   adversity  came accentuating, its genius for trimming by delivering sundry grunts and growls of disapproval of   the  conduct of the Manitoba statesman.,     The Economist stands exactly   where   it   did when this paper  first started, and,   contrary   to the.,, frequent predictions ofthe Vernon street organ, which has been   on  every side of every public question in the interval,   it  has prospered and has no fear as to the future.     Today it enjoys a larger circulation than any publication  in the Kootenay, with a constantly increasing patronage.     The Economist's advocacy of a   respectably  conducted  music   hall  cannot  be   construed as   an  eudorsation of a wide  open   town, and the   Tribune  in   placing   such  a construction on the remarks   of  this pap^ris guilty of wilful and malicious   misrepresentation.      We freely confess th^t the   Tribune is   a  very handsome paper} but are   not the words   of the  Divine Master as applicable to  our   contemporary as  they were to the scribes and Pharisees who forc their  hypocrisy   were'likened   unto    whited   sepulchres,  " which indeed  appear  beautiful outward,   but  are  within   full   of   dead   men's' bones, and oi all   unclean n ess."  The Liberal-Conservative Union of British Columbia will convene at New Westminster this week. At  one time it was feared that there would be a lack of  subjects jfor discussion, but there can be no further'  apprehension on this, point, for professed Conserva^  tive organs, VLibeal organs, and organs that are  neither Conservative nor Liberal, but which, when  the right time comes, promise to be on the right side,  (whichever side that may be,) are freely offering their  advice as to the course the Convention should pursue  in the matter of introducing Dominion party lines  into Provincial politics. Que day we are told that,  what is wanted above all things is a good business ���  government, irrespective of Dominion party lines,  and the next day we read that after all there is much  to be said in favor of the introduction of party lines.  The   Vancouver ''World,,  a   paper   that   possesses  #  m  a'msiBtmaiamMMmmimsm THE NELSON  ECONOMIST  f)  assurance enough to criticize the pavements of the  New Jerusalem, has the audacity to instruct the Con-'  servatives as to what they should do, while the  Colonist, which professes to speak for the Conservatives, ever mindful of other ��� interests than those of  the Conservative party, is seized with a paroxysm of  rage when it is even hinted that the Conservatives of  British Columbia should dare' to stand up for the  faith that is in them'.   ,  .When the Liberal Conservative Union met last  year it placed itself on record as to the line it would  take in future Provincial political contests. The  delegates to the Convention this year' will be given  an opportunity'to say if the action "of the Convention  ofthe last year meets with their approval, and if it  does, the resolution adopted at the last meeting will'  in all probability be emphasized. The advice of  presumptions Liberal newspapers, white-livered "Conservative" journals and hermaphrodite organ  grinders will not c&rry much weight with the Con-'  vention. The-time has come'for the Conservative  party in this-Province to take a decided stand. No  attention should be given to the counsels of intriguing Grits or recreant Tories.  The absence of distinctive lines of division between  the parties in British Columbia makes each man a  party' of his own. He is responsible only to himself and as a result his policy is to better his own condition, irrespective ofthe interests of the province  generally. If the dividing lines that prevail in the  Dominion were carried into the Province, either the  Liberal or the Conservative party would be responsible forthe legislation enacted by either side in the  Local House. Under present conditions a member  may be scrupulously honest and yet become an object  of suspicion. There is an impression abroad that a  member of the Provincial Legislature has a commercial value, and that a few thousand dollers judiciously  expended will turn a few ' avowed oponents of the  present Government into tractable supporters. This  mayor may not be tha case, but there have been  many suspicious circumstances surrounding the sudden conversion of one or two members; With strict  party lines the danger of turning minorities into  majorities would be minimized.      ���   ,  Cascade has received its first baptism of fire. It  has been a theory with insurance people that sooner  or later Cascade would be wiped out with a conflagration such as the one with which that place has been  visited, and for this reason the insurance rate was  practically prohibitory, the result being that there  was scarcely any, insurance on the buildings destroyed; There had been little, if any, precautionary measures taken against fire, so that when the  visitation Cime the people were absolutely helpless.  There is a lesson in the Cascade conflagration that  other young cities might study with profit.  it is believed, will be of great advantage to the city.  It is proposed to pave the streets with bricks instead  of cedar blocks which have been so many years aiu  use. Traffic teamsters prefer the 'brick pavement,  which, it is claimed, is in all seasons the same, never  slippery in winter and not dusty in summer, while  the horses can on it obtain a good foothold. The  experiment in Chicago will be watched with interest  by the citizens, of Nelson, who hope to engage in an  elaborate system of street paving next year.  Cotton is becoming so knotted that it will need  some man of great mental rectitude of the Dave. Higgins order to straighten him out sufficiently to- run  smoothly through the political sewing machine.  '   The Tribune has been giving a daily   list   of   the  shipments from Nelson wholesale houses to .points m '  the interior.      The volume of these shipments   indicate the progress   Nelson'   has   already   made ill the  direction of being a wholesale centre.  Some months ago Mr. John A. Turner, Gold Commissioner, resigned his position, to take effect Oct.  ist. Since that time the Government has been trying to fill the office vacated by Mr. Turner, but so  far no man of business capacity has been secured. It  is understood that there are many aspirants for the  position, but of these hot one is acceptable to the  Government.  The Government has bungled ne.irly everything it  has taken hold of in the Kootenay.' lis mining  legisl ation has' ruined one section,- and its glaring  incapacity is becoming so ��� well-established that no  one, with the exception ofthe Tribune, believes ' it  can live through a session.  Premier Semlin should be in his ��� glory these  days. It is the time of agricultural and live stock  exhibitions, and the Premier's knowledge'of potatoes  and hogs is unlimited.  The Revelstoke Herald says it favors an eight  hour day, and the Nelson Miner graciously permits  the Revelstoke paper to express itself   on this point.  Nothing is heard of Joseph Martin these da^^s.  Was Joe's demise simultaneous with that of the  Victoria Globe?  The West is once more victorious. Yesterday the  New Westminster lacrosse team beat the Torontos 7  to 2. That is nothing to what the Nelson team  would have done had the Toronto players visited the  commercial capital of the interior. (  What little mining industry the Government left  us seems to be in a prosperous enough condition.  The Chicago Board of Local   Improvements   has        Spokane business men   will   reap a   big   harvest  decided to adopt a new plan of street paving,   which,     from British Columbia visitors to the Fruit Fair. EVENTS AND GOSSIP  TS THE drinking habit growing among women, is  -*-    a  question frequently asked.,   lam inclined to  . think women are more   addicted to intoxicants   than  they were a few 37ears ago.     It is not so long since it  was considered disreputable for a woman to   partake  ofthe cup that   inebriates; but this view has become  obsolete and it is no longer a disgrace for a woman to  -drink ; it is indeed in  some �� quarters thought to   be ���  quite the proper thing.      The other evening I heard  a story of a young married woman who  has   become  ' infatuated with liquor.      This lady enjoyed aglass'of  wine or a whiskey toddy very much, but her husband  had decided objections to indulging her.    ' She   had  feigned illness and called   on   the   family physician  who prescribed a tonic which was to be taken  whenever she felt weak or ill during   the day,    and advocated its use indefinitely;   it would not harm her, in  any way and she would find its use   beneficial!    "So  the lady had the tonic   put up,   but  very   soon discovered she did not.care for   the taste of it,' so < without saying   a   word . she   ordered wine and  liquors  through her grocer nnd before locking the demijohns  away in- her wine closet she poured out  her medicine  and filled the bottle with  liquor.     She boldly took a  drink whenever she wished and when the bottle was  empty, desiring a change,  she   filled it   with   wine.  Occasionally  she   filled it from her   husband's sideboard, and the price of  her   indulgence   was .'made  good in the market bills before they met his eye.  The foregoing may or may. not be true, but there  are at least three respectable women in Nelsonjwho declare it to be a fact. One thing is certain, the sanctity  of home, so long the special care "of women, is not  what it used to be. The modern woman has a strong  dash of Bohemianism in her composition and she no  longer fears the criticism of' her neighbor. The  word motherhood to her has become a synonymous  term with domestic slavery. She seeks freedom���  freedom from home cares, and she feels under no  special obligation to perpetuate her name.  The degardation of marriage from a divine institution to a mere civil contract is, I fear, the great cause  pf laxity of interest in the home. Marriage was instituted and ordained to be the bulwark and conservator, of virtue in the nation as well as in the home.  Upon the faithful observance of marital duties-depends  the perpetuity of social institutions and national prosperity andgreatness. Convince., people that marriage is not a divine ordinance, but a civil contract  into which the}' may lightly enter and from which  they may be as lightly released, and the corner stone  ofthe social fabric is undermined and its stability  destroyed.  There is another cause for much of the evil. The  boy of sixteen nowadays scorns parental authority  and control..     Girls and bo3^s who have scarcely dis  carded the bib and tucker of childhood roam the  streets at night at an hour when even their elders  ought to be at home and in bed. The sexes- commingle at an age entirety .unknown to our fathers and  in a manner which cannot but be detrimental to their  moral wellbeing. Marriages are "contracted" long  before either party has reached an age when it is  possible for them to have.any proper conception of  the sacredness and responsibility of the relationship,  encouraged thereto, no doubt, by the facility with  which they can cross over the international boundary  line and rid themselves ofthe tie when it becomes  obnoxious or burdensome. .  Letus once, more elevate marriage to the height  ofa divine ordinance and destroy the pernicious and  demoralizing doctrine that,it is a mere civil contract.  If this were done, a "few years would -see a purifica-.-  tion of society,'which would go "far tov ards giving it  some, at least, of the -characteristics of he long-  looked for millenium; otherwise the word home will  soon become obsolete.  Amid the nursery tales of our more youthful days  _we learned of Kifiand, in which mysterious realm'  gray bearded, and miniature men haunted the bogs of  Ireland and played at the pastimes of youth. These  tales were realities to us then, and in childish imagination the characters of this Lilliputian stage of life  became actual.fexisti igp:rso- ag,s imbued p.ndnarked  by their individual and destructive characteristics. ���  Later in life these,, visions of childhood lost'their  reality, and we had little idea that en in the business  world the curtain would be^rung up upon'a company  of such men as thronged the visions of our childhood  ���little men, insignificant men, hardly large enough  to be,r or contain a character; but notwithstanding  our doubts upon this subject, there has sprung upon  our view j List such a scene as was presented to the  imagin.-tion our childhood; in it figuring men  just as insignificant in their make-up, and adapting  themselves to childish ways with as hearty a willingness and seeming enjoyment as did our imaginative  characters of bygone days.  Their pigmy shapes obtrude their insignificance  on every stage in life. Sometimes they appear as  municipal fathers, oftentimes as politicians, and they  even invade the sacred ���precincts-of the editorial sanctum. The dwarf element .predominates in the  learned professions���there is the dwarf-brained lawyer and the narrow-contracted preacher. Born and  bred in small places, they fail to grasp the necessities  of larger communities; their ideas of greatness are  those formed in backwoods townships. Their rural  simplicity is beautiful to behold, and represents a  distinct type of paresis or mental decay. Events of  an unusual character inspire them with fear, and to  provide against undue excitement they exercise   the  ��  aja^mtfcjwigTOBatMtftii  M^M^MIi^^ THE NELSON ECONOMIST  m  greatest precaution.     What seems a   cranny   to the  giants of the race is a,pitfall set��for the .unwary  according to the theory of the dwarfs.    They see lions  where only mice habitate.     Vice lurks in all sorts of  unsuspected places, and is yearning to take the 'unsophisticated   in   its   fiendish    grasp1.     Where   the  dwarf element  predominates,   existence becomes unbearable and enervation usurps the natural functions'  of mankind.      Once more it becomes the   Elfland of  our youth, and mythical graybearded, miniature men  become living realities.  The Nelson Miner appears to.   be   entertaining   a  .humorist unawares,   to-wit the following   paragraph  from a recent  issue:    "Discussion   of Aid. Hillyer's  ��� idea to start a music.hall in Nelson has brought' out  the fact that a majority o? the citizens" are in favor' of  opening a first, class gymnasium   in   preference   to a  music hall.      It is said that  sufficient funds   to purchase a complete   apparatus can   easily be obtained  and there should be no difficulty in obtaining suitable  quarters if the proper support is given."-   Facetious-  ness^eliminated, the question   'naturally suggests   itself, has Aid. Beer a building suitable for a   gymnasium?  champion fighter, conducted a gymnasium at   Troy,  N. Y��� and afterwards on Uwer State street, Chicago;'  Jim Corbett was,instructor in a gymnasium   in   San  Francisco ; Bob Fitzsimmons   developed the"muscle  thatafterwards,brought him fame and money first in  a gymnasium in Cornwall, Eng:, and afterwards in one  of the coloniesfjim Jeffries, the  present/pugilistic  .star, Has  taught the rudiments of   his profession in  , a gymnasium  on  lower Main street, Los   Angeles,,  and I am prepared to believe that   every well-known  pug in the world to-day   began life in or   around -a'  gymnasium.     The development   of the muscle is in  itself commendable, -but   wherever the   gymnasium  takes root, there is found a horde of thugs, sand-badgers and thieves.     Rossland had a gymnasium,   but  Prof. Frank Lewis, the instructor, "is now   enjoying  the hospitality of one of Her Majesty's   prisons,   for  enlarging the,scope of his occupation by engaging in  what the Miner would call   the   harmless pastime of  sandbagging.    So far' Nelson has earned the enviable  reputation of being a peaceable,    well-behaved   city;  but withthe advent of a   gymnasium,   citizens who  now feel secure in walking along the streets at  night  will be To reed to carry firearms for protection.  Evidently the news columns of the Miner are   not  favorable to the establishment of a music   hall-   but  so far,   the .editorial   columns   of  that   paoer have  ignored  Aid.    Hillyer's proposal.     Frequently   the  .     question,    "is   the   world   getting better?"   is pr0-  ��� pounded'. This should no longer be a debatable  question, when we contemplate two such influential  disseminators of public opinion as   the   Tribune   and  ��� the if m^r,, pronouncing that such a harmless   thing  as a music hall is a menace to morality and designed  to counteract the development of a higher civilization  The music hall, says the Tribune, brings, in its train  ��� vicious   hangers-on, whose  presence   is at   variance  vuth the well-being ofa community; and it is evident  that the Mm*r is so impressed, for while it practically  admits that some kind of amusement is essential to a  city so situated as Nelson, it believes that a   gymnasium   would about   fill the requirements ofthe c-ise  During a   somewhat   varied   experience in different  cities in the old and new world, I have been a patron '  of both   music  halls  and   gymnasiums;     When   I  say music halls I do not mean   what   are known as  dive variety halls.      I have seen   the   most talented  actors  on  the .legitimate  stage  begin their careers  m music halls, and could if necessary give   in numerable ^stances of t^ Lotta  began her. career in a San Francisco   music hall and  afterwards became a most entertaining and  attractive  comedienne;   Joe   Murphy, ��the  inimitable "Kerry  Gow," at one time was a music hall artist; also Mark  Murphy, Bobby Gaylor,1 Frank  Daniels, ������and to-day.  they stand as ornaments in   their  chosen profession  New, turn to the gymnasium and where do we   find  the graduates of that  institution?   John   L. Sullivan  started in a gymnasium ne ,r the corner of   Harrison  and Beach streets, Boston;   Paddy Ryan,   one   time  Our neighbors oyer   the   international   boundary  line are now engaging- in a form   of   hero   worship  that is positively enthralling.     It appears'that some  montns ago one   George Dewey distinguished "himself by sinking the sole surviving relics of the Spanish  Armada, and this is   regarded   by   the   effervescent  citizens ofthe United States as sufficient cause   for a  reception  ."greater   than   was   ever   accorded to a  Roman   conquer   returning,to his barbaric   home."  The vocabulary of the   Century   Dictionary   is   exhausted in   describing the   granduer   of the  Dewey '  reception, which only proves that Jeffersonian simplicity terminates where the   lust   for revenge and territorial   aggrandizement  begins.     But   the   United  States in indulging in this form of hero worship   can  point to precedents, not so far away from home either.  Perhaps in no plaee in the world is an old resident  more venerated than in British Columbia. The old  pioneer,    no  matter how   many holes   he may have  '   knocked in the .commandments in days   gone by,    is  respected in proportion to the number of years he has  lived it, the Province.     To   have   been a   miner on  the Eraser or Williams Creek in the   early;  days   is  esteemed an honor of which, of course, very few can  boast nowadays.    : Different localities have   different  ways of manifesting their respect for old- imers.  When  one of-their number dies, every pioneer in the locality.  turns out to testify to the many excellent qualifies  of  , the departed brother.      A gentleman  who   has   just  returned from a/rip through the   Boundary country  informs me that he was in Midway tiie other day and  he was   surprised   to see   men  running   to and   fro  . hunting for flags.      When he inquired the   cause  of  all this decoration and jubilation   he   was informed  that an old-timer had just got married and the citizens  were determined to show the old man the   respect in  * k^V��^^^^!I^^^^^^KSf* ���> ?3- ^:^i��.-:?ra7^x:!M^^  WSBSB^nsBBiopssmEmcmtmm 8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  which he was held by   his   neighbors   by   hoisting  every Union Jack in the town.  One meets with many strange characters in British  Columbia. Charles Dickens would have discovered  herean inexhaustible field for his pen pictures of  eccentric men and women. Nearly every man has  a fad of some kind; some buy books and never read  them- others have a mania for clothes, and it is proverbial that all women prostrate themselves before a  bargain counter. A strange whim seems _ to have  possessed a Nelson clergyman'. In his room he has  a number of boxes, all equipped with locks. Each,  box contains a number of shoes ranging from boy's  sizes in the small boxes to men's in the larger ones.  This footwear is all of the finest make, and not one  pair has ever been worn, Only a favored few have  -ever viewed the pastor's curious collection of boots.  - and shoes, and one of those favored ones informs me  * that the ralue ofthe footwear thus,, secreted must be  in the neighborhood of $iooo, As the miser gloats  -over his gold, so does this Nelson clergyman, when  he desires change and exhilaration, seek his room  and rub his hands in glee as he contemplates the  contents of his boxes.  A matter which  came under my  notice  recently  confirms me in the belief that there is  scarcely any  one in this world who has not been an actor in a romance in real life at some period of his or her existence.    And strange it is, indeed, how the past will  occasionally rise from its retirement  and obtrude itself on the privacy of the present.    But  to my story.  There is a medical gentleman in a certain, city who is  well known, dignified and popular with his patients.  He has not always lived in that  city, because some  men were born elsewhere, and he was  one of them.  When a young man, and before he ever  dreamed of  surgical instruments, he was of a roving disposition,  as many young men are,  and   went to   sea, and   for  *hree long years he served before the mast and sailed  in many waters.     It also happened at the same time  he was deeply enamored ofa beautiful   young   lady,  who seemed to return his   affection and whose heart  ever beat responsive  to  his own  while he   was on  shore.     Previous to his departure  this young  lady  gave him  a gold  locket,   which enclosed a ringlet  clipped from her wavy   tresses.     This   he has ever  since  worn.     Well,   the  years  rolled on  and   the  young  sailor deserted   the  briny and  drifted into,  medicine.    The fair inamoriU  was forgotten or  left  behind as one ofthe sweet and bright recollections of  the past, and she, tired of waiting,=went and married  V some other young fellow.  . A few more years  rolled  by, andmy medical friend took up  his residence in  the city referred to.     One evening, he  received a  summons to call upon a lady who was at the point of  death.     He obeyed the summons  and before many  minutes was in the sick room.     At first he did  not  recognize his patient, but, during the progress  ofthe  diagnosis/he observed that it was no other  than the  ; woman whom he once loved dearly.    For nights, and  days, he sat by her bedside and his vigilance and  attention were rewarded by her ultimate recovery.  But a sweet little baby which was born during these  days of sickness will receive at the' baptismal font  the name of the good doctor which brought its  mother back from the valley of death, and the father,  knowing all, will not be jealous either.  "The Phantom Future," is a,recent production by  H. S. Merriman,, author of "The Sowers," "Roden's  Corner," etc. It is published by the Copp Clark  Company, Limited, Tbronto, and is for sale at the  store ofthe Canada Drug and Book Co., Limited,  Nelson. Price, paper, 75 cents; cloth, $1.25.  By the casual reader this book might very easily  be passed by, merely.as a picture of Bohemain life in  London, interesting it is true on account of the variety  of the characters and the sympathy which the author  shows in their portrayal, but lacking in point or pur-<  pose. The clue, however, appears early in the story  in a few lines of a popular song :  " A youth and maiden came along,  Grave she;   but he with noisy song  Learnt in the town.  4 What seek you in this sunny field?'  Greybeard, to whom he thus appealed,  Blow raised his head���  1A Phantom Future I pursue!'  u '      r  * Methinks we seek the same as you.'  The maiden said."  And when from this slight hint we trace through  the life of each individual the backward shadow of  phantom, the tale assumes an added interest. It  would be impossible in a brief space to describe the  many interesting characters in this book. Mr. Meri-  riman himself does not describe them, but the reader  o-ets to know them, as he does the people around  him, by, their every-day life, by the nameless trifling actions which when taken together divide the  fool from the sage, the weakling from the man of  force, the selfish bore from the courteous gentleman.  Though it is the general impression which is the  principal charm of the will written novel, there are  still many expressions which are not easily forgotten.  For instance:  "People with greenish gray eyes, around the iris  of which there is a distinct light-colored rim, are  never hearty. There is no impulsiveness, no warmth  of self-sacrificing love in the soul that is hidden behind such eyes as these." Again, the author  speaks of a dangerous thought "gathering evidence,  like a cunning attorney, where none exists." ,,' And  in another place, in speaking of a young man's sudden death, he compares him to a '���splendid lamp  with too little oil,"  A,friend of mine is in receipt of a letter from the  Old Country, which, if published, would provide  tpod for the reflection of several mine exploiters in  British Columbia. 1 There are many questions asked  that might stagger some men  who  are   continually  mmmm THE NELSON ECONOMIST  9  referring to " my company." 'Here is a sample of  the interrogatories made in the letter referred to:  " Is it not a fact that only so much was paid for a  certain property, and which was put down as an asset  ofthe company of nearly three times that value?"  This is only one of the questions ;' there are others  even more pointed. The gentleman who received  the letter will supply The Economist with a list of  the questions and answers after he completes certain investigations, and I have not the slightest,  doubt that" ' they will be read with the greatest interest by British investors.  , C [   .   , I  If I am, not seen out as much as', usual on the  streets these evenings, the circumstance may be  attributed to the fact that I value my life too highly  to venture out at night with, the street" crossings in  such a dangerous condition. We are indebted to the  tramway company for many of th *se broken crossings,  notably the one at Josephine street on Vernon street.  A young lady suffered a severe fall at. that point last  Saturday evening, and had it not been ��� that the fall  was broken by a companion,'the tramway company  orthe city might to-day be defending an action for  damages. The city has dealt generously with the  tramway people ; they in turn should not unnecessarily endanger the lives and limbs of pedestrians.  A writer in an Eastern paper believes that every  woman in her secret heart knows that the theatre is  no place for a hat, and the same writer attributes her  adherence to this custom to the fact that some one  may think her action in removing the objectionable  headwear is unfeminine. The hat nuisance at the  Nelson Opera House has somewhat abated. The  majority of women either, remove their hats altogether, or have the objectionable headpiece reduced  to its lowest possible size, consistent, of course, with  feminine delicacy. I realize lhe fact that many women object to removing their hats because the process rumples their hair. This objection would be  removed if every theatre possessed convenient cloak  rooms.  " A Breezy Time," as I remarked last week, is a  production with only slight pretension to plot. It is  half-a-dozen of Ho}^t's farce comedies boiled into one  and contains specialties to be seen at ever}' vaudeville  house in the country. The performance was enjoyable and the applause liberal. This may be accounted  for by the fact that it is very rarely the people of Nelson see anything of the description presented.  The French company, now playing a week's engagement at the Nelson Opera House, is somewhat  better than the one here last year under the same  management. The plays are all well known stock  pieces, and as the same company has been engaged  in these productions many times on the Coast, they  are given with considerable artistic success. " The  Golden Giant," the play which was written by Clay  Greene for Fred Bryton, was given   on   the opening  night, and with scarcely a hitch from beginning to  end. Mr. French as Jack Mason gave a true to life  portrait of the big-hearted gambler. Miss Holden  as Bess, the gambler's sweetheart, was a clever piece  of acting, and this pleasing soubrette once more  established her credit with Nelson theatre-goers. The  other members of the company were at home in their  parts, especially George Hayes, who took the part  of Alexander Fairfax.  Last night "The Black Flag" vvas   given.     This  piece is very popular with stock   companies and has  brought fame and money to several   actors���-notably ���'  Edwin Thorrie.-     The French Company gave a good  performance, the honors   being   carried off   by   Mr.  French, Mr. Hayes, Mr. Brooks and   Miss   Holden.   ,  The other members of/the cast were also  entitled   to  credit for their earnest and intelligent   efforts.    ' Tonight will be devoted to   comedy, and the bill for the  remainder,,of the week will be equally as   acceptable---���  as what Mr. French has already given.     The   Company is a good one and should be encouraged.  The Western Presbyterian is the name of a new  publication issued at Winnipeg. It is edited by the  Rev. R. S. MacBeth, M.. A., one of the ablest divines  in Western Canada. Not only is Mr. MacBeth a  fluent speaker, but he writes interestingly and well.  The Western Presbyterian has a great field, and I  ' trust Mr. MacBeth , and his paper may reap a  rich harvest. ���  The breaking out of hostilities in the Transvaa  has been deferred from week to week, ^nd now from  day to day, but in the very nature of things the tension cannot last much longer. 1 he formal announcement that the Orange Free State has elected to stand  shoulder to shoulder with the Transvaal makes the  crisis so acute that news of the popping of Mausers  may be expected at any moment. .  Mr. J. Roderick Robertson has received a cablegram announcing the death of his father in the Old  Country.  The announcement that John Houston will offer  himself as. a candidate Tor the presidency of the Ep-  worth League will be hailed with thrills of delight  by members of every religious denomination. ;  Greenwood, according to the Miner of that city, is  rapidly forging to the front. Like it is in Nelson,  visitors are going into Greenwood in great numbers,  placing hotel accommodation at a premium, and  building has been going on with increased activity.  So far as residences are concerned there is a noticeable scarcity, notwithstanding the number constantly  in course of erection. P.. G.  IB^fflt��aMt��i��miyu��aa��s j ; j  I '3 i <  WHEN THE COWS COME HOME  !!  in:  Ui  When klingle, klangle, klingle,  Far down the dusky dingle,  The cows are coming home;  Now sweet and clear, and faint and low,  The early tinklinks come and go,  Like chimings from the far-off tower,  Orpatterings of an April shower  That makes the daisies grow;  Ko-ling, ko-lang, ko-lingle-lingle,  The cows come slowly home,  And old-time friends and twilight plays,  And starry nights and sunny days,  Come trooping up the misty ways,  When the cows come home.  With jingle, jingle, jingle, :  .Soft tones that sweetly mingle,  The cows are coming home;  Malvine, and Pearl, and Florirnei,  DeKamp, Red Rose, and Gretchen Schell,  Queen Bess, and Sylph, and Spangled Sue,  Across the fields I hear her loo,  And clang her silver bell;  Go-ling, go-lang, go-lingle-dingle,  ' With faint, far sounds that n. ingle  The cows come slowly home;  And mother-songs of long-gone years,  And baby joys and childish fears,  And youthful hopes and youthful tears  When the cows come home.  With ringle, rangle, ringle,  By twos and threes and single,  The cows are coming home;  Through violet air we see the town,  And the summer sun a-sliding down,  And the maple in the hazel glade,  Throws down the path a longer shade,  And the hills are growing brown;  To-ring, to-rang, to-ringle-ringle,  By threes and fours and single.  The cows come slowly home;  The same sweet sound of wordless psalm,  The same sweet June-day rest and calm,  The same sweet smell, of buds and balm,  When the cows come home.  When klingle, klangle, klingle.  With loo and moo and jingle,  The cows are coming home,  And over there on Merlin Hill  Sounds the plaintive cry of the whippoorwill,  And the dewdrops lie on the tangled vines,  And over the poplars Venus shines,  And over the silent mill,  Ko-ling, ko-lang, ko-lingle-lingle,  With a tiug-a-ling and jingle,  The cows come slowly home  Let down the bars let in the train  Of long gone songs, and flowers, and rain,  For dear old times come back again  When the cows come home.,  V*  THE LUXURIOUS GOLFER.  He had a gorgeous coat of red, a knitted worsted vest-  To color which each   rainbow   hue and others   were impressed���  His shoes were patent russets  fastened   up  with   silken  ties;  And on his calves some stockings   were that  dazzled  all  our eyes.  His knickers they were shepherd's plaid;   his cap was felt  android;  And on.the collar of his coat were gewgaws done in gold;  His caddie-bag was 'gator skin; his clubs had ebon shafts:  The irons all were solid gold���for he had gold in rafts;  The balls he used were solid balls, and made of silver  ore,  And on an ivory   tablet small was kept this golfer's score.  His caddie was a darkey boy, a lad of noble mien,  His coat was made of Dutch brocade, his pants  of velve-  .'���'.'���'". teen.' , ..':.  And by the caddie's side their walked a  solemn   sort   of  '���  wight��� ���..'  A private scoreman he was  called, who  footed   columns  ,'������ right.. ; j' ' .  "',��� ���'.;���  Ahead them strode  a -i handsome lad, fleet-footed,   lithe,  and tall, , ':    . ~ ���  Who also wore a livery, and had to find the ball.  The golfer, as the game progressed, ne'er trod   the   gr-een  ,'���.  so/fair,. .���".'.. ".. -���'���.'  But made each round in comfort in a glided Sedan   chair  The  while   his valet���Montmorency  Wilkins was   his  ���������'. name���',',  '',. . ,  A servant true o'er hill and dale  did  play  his  master's  ������  game. ��� ' ''  :'i ^ ���  THE CEDARS OF WOOLWICH.  Pall Mall Gazette.  Many a good old year ago ��  W;hen travel was dangerous and dear,.  A Woolwich gentleman traveled far  To where the Lebanon cedars are,  And he brought home cedars, taught them to grow,  And set them up in a prim, dark row,  On guard in the garden here.  'HE ANNUAL MEETING of the Liberal Con-  servative Union for British Columbia will be  held at the Assembly Hall, New Westminster, on the  5th day of October next, commencing at io A, M.  AH Liberal Conservatives, will be welcome The  right to vote is confined to delegates cbosen by Liberal'Conservative Associations or District Meetings  regularly'convened for this purpose. One; delegate  for every twenty members of such Association or  District Meeting. 'Proxiescan only.be used by members of the Union. Advantage may be taken of the ;  Railway Rates to and from the Exhibition which is  being held at the same time.  D. H. WILSON, GEO. H. COWAN,  -.    ; President. Secretary. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  11  ���  He lived and he died, and quiet he lies  Where the roots ofthe live things creep;  And summer and winter, and sun and snow,  Have watched his cedars greaten and grow.  O'er the smooth green lawn, that old age makes  wise  , With a quiet wisdom no hot sun dries  No wild rains drown'to sleep.  And I sit in, the cedar shade and think,  As I empty the cider bowl,  Of the traveled gentleman long ago,    ,  Who taught my beautiful cedars to grow,  An 1 f sigh with on tent, and fi.il to the brink  The bowl, and lift, and loyingly drink  To the Woolwich gentleman's soul!  The St. Eugene concentrator will be readv^for  operation in twenty days. ��  Morrison & Caldwell have moved into their new  premises in the Malone building.  Alex. McKiunon has received information of the  death,of his sister in Cape Breton.  Mr. and Mrs. Duncan McFarland are mourning  the death ofa child, aged 10 months.  Jacob Dover had a jewellery display in his window  this week that would attract attention in the largest  cities in Canada or the United States.  A very important strike was made the other ��� day  in the Deadwood camp on the Primrose, the  southerly extension ofthe Mother Lode, about 600  feet from the boundary line of the latter. The cutting of the spur line of the C. P. R. into the Mother  Lodeexposed a vein of yellow copper 37 feet v. ide.  and practically all   ore.     It   is   on the   vein of the  Mother Lode, and proves that the B. C. Copper Com  ' pany has here a property of immense value.  __. ,  <  The matron of the Kootenay Lake General Hospital begs to acknowledge the receip.t of the, following  during September, and' takes this opportunity of  thanking 'the donors: Flowers from the Baptist  church, English church, Presbyterian church, Miss  Lowe,-Miss Gurd, Mrs.Bamefather, Mrs. Armstrong,  Mr. Allan, Pilot.Bay; flowers and fruit, R. Reisterer :  periodicals and fruit, Mrs. Stocks ; periodicals and  vegetables, Mrs. Day; periodicals, Mr. and Mrs.  Oliver.  ...HAVE RECEIVED..,  MORE CMOS OF  1 \  In Stock.  E  They do the business because  their prices are the best.  Baker St., Cor. of Kootenay St.,  >n, 8. C.  ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ^$  ^  ���  ^?i1' *>r-  �������������#������������ ���������������������������������  TELEPHONES 10 AND ai.  POSTOFHCE  -OX K & W.  ^ $��� $���  West Baker Street  O  &$$<��&&$&$&& &<&&$$&&$&&$��^^$4&$<fr$&��$&$<?&^ mc-  ii'tv ���-'������ ���,  MY HUSBAND'S UM BREIXA  ft  If  if  IT IS seven years since the following adventure took  olace, but even now I cannot  recall the  wearv,  heart-rending trouble without a  feeling  of profound thankfulness to'Providence for shaping othe end  to our benefit. ' -  My husband was then (as now) a collector for the  Safety-Insurance Company, and he had gone dowii to  Birmingham to collect the sums gathered by the  agents in that town.  ��� He had already'been away a week, and had, telegraphed me that morning to the effect he intended  returning that'same afternoon, but it was 10 o'clock  p. m. before I heard the welcome click of his latchkey. As he crossed the hall he stopped and took  down his overdoat from the peg, at r_the same time  taking his umbrella in his other hand, and saying:  " Rhoda," my dear, you may as well put this in the  lumber room, it is smasked entirely now;" and he  laughiugly opened his old "gamp," which was indeed a complete wreck. ��� I took it while he went to  kiss our little ones, I flung the umbrella'into a dis:  tant corner ofa dark closet under, the attic stairs.  Next morning' Edward kissed us as usual and set  off,    looking   bright,   strong' and'   happy. ���    About  11 o'clock I was busy making a pudding for an early  dinner, when an   unusually peremptory knock at the '  hall door startled me.  I hastened to open it, and   was   surprised to  con-,  front two strangers,   my   husband (looking pale and  troubled) and Mr. Snell,' the director ofthe company  by v\'hich my husband was employed.  They walked in and Mr. Snell at once addressed  me:  Mrs. Falkner, forgive this intrusion, but your0hus-  band has lost his pocketbook���or at least he sayj so  ���containing bills to the value of ^350. ���  "Lost! O Edward, how could < it happen?" I  cried.  '" I don't know," he said mournfully; " I had it  in my overcoat pocket last night after I came home,  and, as you know, I took my coat into our bedroom,  and it was there (the coat)this morning, for nobody  went into our room except ourselves."  '   " Are you sure you brought it home?''   I asked.  "Sure! Yes, of course, I'm sure!" he said impatiently.  " Then in that case we must,search the house."  said one of the strangers.  " O do, O do," I said eagerly; " it must be somewhere about."  " Iir-the meantime I must ask you to stay in this  room," he responded, and then went out ofthe room,  leaving us alone with Mr. Snell.   *  The book could not be found in the house, and  though all was done that could be in the way of advertising and offering rewards, all out efforts were  unavailing. ��� ,,  Edward was discharged from   his   situation,   and  it;  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEM t NTS.  North Fork of  'riecond Relief "  Salmon  Mi no nil  "IdaD','Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  W li ere 1 ocated:   O n  River, adjoining the  Claim. . ,,  _  ' Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, Provincial Land Surveyor, as agent for Reginald K.  Neill, Free Miner'sXJertilicate No E 11,076, and  Joseph E. Read. Free Miner's Certificate No.  lO.OSS A, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  a Certificate of Improvements, forthe purpose  of obtaining m Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 87, must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements  Dated this 10th day of August, 1899.  John A. Coryki.l.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  .Bird's Eye, Inverness and Trinc-cton Fraction mineral claims, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay 'District.  Where located :   On Morning Mountain.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, of tho  city of Nelson, acting as agent for Angus (J.  Shaw, free miner's certificate No. ?1,.S17A, J.  A. McRac, free miner's certificate So. '21,(jj8A,  A. E. Crossett, free miner's certificate No.  B 11.4S7, and David Lnsk; free miner's certificate No. B ll.liOS, intend, sixty days ..from the  date hereof, to apply, to the Mining Recorder  for a Certificate of Improvements, for tiie purpose of Obtai ning Crown Gra n ts of the above  claims. And further take notice that action,  under section 37, must-bo commenced before  the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements. ��� ,-.���.'.. ���'.''���'''  Dated this 22nd day of July, 1899.  Johx McLatchie.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B;C���~���>  .    BRANCHES AT    .  ROSSLAND TRAIL NELSON -  KASLO  A "sandon three forks SLOCAN CITY .  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Tiger Mineral Claim, situate in the' Nelson  Mining Division ofWest Kootenay District.  Where located: About five miles west from  Nelson, near Eagle Creek.  Take notice that 1, Arthur S. Far well, agent  for George A. Kirk, Free Miner's Certificate  No. SS,8So, 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 Grunt" 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 loth day of August, 1899.  23-S-99. A.��� S. Farweli.  W  IIKN you buy ��� . ��� ������,���. .    ^ ��*  O'KFl L & t     ii n  oKELLftMORm*      ���=���i-rurt Preserves  Preserves^ M0^,s'  ��<   you get what, are pure British Columbia  o<   i'rui t and sugar, and your money is.left at  ^nnrihrir.OJL^^  Are absolutely the  PUREST AND BEST:  Come in and   inspect pur '������ stock  of Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery and..House'.'Furnishings'/-  elf Hardware,  !*��WV'ri!r.'.!> SS"KK; THE NELSON ECONOMIST  13  many of the people of the town did not scruple to.  say he had appropriated the money to his own use.  However, the directors were not among these; and  as they believed the money lost, prosecution was of  no avail; still, the37 could not keep in their employ a man guilty of such culpable carelessness.  The house we lived in was our own,' having been  presented to me as a wedding gift, so we decided to  stay in it, but to sell the better part of the furniture.  This we did, and Edward' went to America, where  he succeeded in obtaining a post clerk in New York.  Time went on, and more than two years had  passed since our trouble. I had let my unfurnished  rooms to a nice quiet family, and undertook to attend  to them, which enabled me to keep' the wolf from the  door. .  ��� '     ,  My two.girls were now growing up, and woujd  soon require to go to school, an expense which I was  not yet prepared to meet. 'For two years I,had not  .seen my husband,-' and I felt the separation keenly^  and I could not help the yearnings of my heart creep-,  ing into my letters. Edward noticed this, and in  March,rr 1880, he wrote, telling me to prepare and  come out to him next month;' he would forward me  the requisite funds.  We were greatly excited - and began packing at  once, I sold the house for ^"ioo and paid^the money  to Mr. Snell, as part payment of the   missing ^350,  and also sold the r larger articles of furniture; the  latter sum helped me to provide a few necessaries for  our wardrobes.  The money came from Edward, and all was now  prepared, when' i remembered the lumber in fthe  stairs closet, and told the charwoman to bring it out ;  she did so, my little girls helping her.  I'had gone down stairs for something, when I  heard a cry of . surprise, and Mrs. Egan, the .charwoman, came running down stairs, bearing in one  hand a dusty umbrella of my husband's' and in the  other the long lost pocketbook. ' She had found it  in the umbrella, she explained. ,  Instantly it was clear to my mind, as my husband  losed the old "gamp" that night, now three years  ago, and flung his coat over his arm. The pocket-  book must-have slipped down into the umbrella! In  less than an hour I had handed it to Mr. Snell, and  wired my joyful news. ������   " #  Instead of us going to America, my husband came,  , back to England, and on the 24th of May    188���,' resumed his duties as head collector of  the Safety   In-  , surance Company, and I am   proud   to   say he   still  holds that post.        ,   ,  We kept the "gamp" as a curiosity, and shall  hand it down to posterity as the instrument which  nearly gave my husband penal servitude.���London  News.  PATEMUDE BROTH!  JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS  Fine Watches a  Specialty  NELSON, B. G.  THE HALL STREET GROCER  Family Grocer es.  Every Line Fresh.  Fruit in Season.  raphers  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Xear J'hair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelson.  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Qpp; Custom House, Nelson  B.C  CLUB HOTEL  Corner Stanley, and Silica       ree  RATES; $1 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 Wagon  Road, 1%-m.iies south of -jN.elson...  Take notice that 1, John McLatchie, ,acf-  i ng as agent for E. VV. Cleyersley, Free Miner's  Certificate No. 21,781 A, E. J. Moore, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 21,782 A, and Peter  Morgan, BYee -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, tiie purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further, take notice that action; under  section 87, must be  commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of; improvements.  * Dated this 16th day of September, 1S99.   .:���;;.,.���     ���   ���:.',���������;,;������ JOHN McLATCHIE.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  The Delight. Woodstock, Calgary and Atlantic Mineral Claims, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay, District.  Where located : On Toad Mountain, about  one mile west of ."Silver King" Mineral  Claim.. y :' .' ���'.'���''.������';    '"������ :'���������'���  Take notice that L John, McLatchie, P.L.S.,  of the City of Nelson, acting as agent lor the  Delight Gold Mining'Company, Limited, Free  Miners's Certificate No. B26.GS7, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvement s.^f'or the purpose of obtaining Crown  Grants of the above'claims.   ������,:.,.  And further take,notice that action;, under  section 37,'mnstbePcommenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this sixteenth day of August, 1889.  JOTLIs   MCLATCULE;  CERTIFICAT�� OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Golden Eagle Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Milling Division of West Kootenay  District.V       ^ , '".:''���  ,'���'  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..S8,:?So, 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 Dray ing  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 tiie people of Nelson. Orders  left at D. McArthur & Go's store, northwest  corner Baker and Ward streets, will receive  prompt attention.   Telephone So.  GOMER   DAVIS.  WOY  HAS   BOUGHT  From Sing Chong. All debts  owing to Sing Chong, who has  gone to China, are to be paid to  Mah Woy.  Tinsmithsng  AND  Josephine Street  eating  Nelson.  STARTLERS  IN PRICES OF  Wail Paper  -AT-  Thomson's   Book   Store.  mmpmmmmwm 14  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  3,  AND   S00 LINE  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 cars^pass Revelstoke daily for St.  Paul, Thursdays for Montreal and Boston,  Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto.  Nelson to Toronto  85 hours ;��� Montreal,>89 hours ; New York, 101  hours, Winnipeg, 43 hours; Vancouver,. 30  hours ; Victoria, 35 hours.  2-DAILYTRAINS-2  To and"from Robson, Rossland.  7.00 k Lv. NELSON Arr. 10.50k  15.45k Lv. NELSON Arr. .19.25k  Morning train daily for no:rth and main  line via Robson, and, except Sunday, for  Sandon, iSlocan points and m,iin line via  Slocan City.  KOOTENAY LAKE���KASLO  ROUTE.  Str. Kokanee  NELSON  Ex. Sun  An. 11.00k  Ex. Sun.  16.00k Lv.  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. 2.30k  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. Drew,!Agent, Nelson.  W. F. Anderson, E. J. Coyle,  Trav. Pass. Agent, A. G. P. Agent  Nelson, B.C. Vancouver, B. C.  TN THE COUNTY COURT OF KOOTENAY.  X   Hoidcn at Nelson.  Between:���  W. G. Robinson, of Nelson, B.C., Hotelkeeper,  Plaintiff,  and  W.J. T.Watson and J. P.Kennedy, of Spokane, Wash, (formerly of Nelson,B.C.), De-  defendants.  In Chambers, His 1 lonor Judge Forin, Saturday, the 26th day of August, IS99.  Upon the application of the Plaintiff find  upon reading the affidavit of P. E. Wilson,;'  sworn therein,  1. I do order that service upon the Defendants of the summons, plaint and writ.of attachment in this action by publishing this  order, with the notice hereon endorsed, once a  week for five weeks succeeding the 26th day of  August, 1899, in a newspaper published at Nelson', B. C.,. be deemed good and sufficient  service of said summons', plaint and Avrifc of  attachment; and that the Defendants do appear thereto on or before the 15th. day of October, 1S99.  :   2.   And I do further order that, the costs of  this application be costs in the cause.  J.'A. Forin, J.  NOTICE.  This action is brought to   recover $301.10,  being the amount owing by Defendants to  Piaintiff, as follows:  Three promissory notes, dated 22nd November, 1S98, for .��80.00, $100.00 and  ���$100.00, respectively, made by Defend- ,  ants in Plaintiff's favor and payable  30, 60 and 90 days after date, respectively..  ..��280.00  To interest thereon:     1.40  To money paid at Defendan ts' request..   20.00  ��301.40  ma ���ut��i.T.g��.'i*ac��&��5HWLiT<��tini .���(������������nTBTiriiii  i ���>  . Humphreys ,��& Pittock  Next to Nelson Hotel,'Baker Street, Telephone No. 93.  IGE GREAM^mL  9    ���  Agents for  Victoria Colonist  Seattle Times  S..F. Bulletin  all  , Nelson 'Economist  Nelson Miner,  Victo III A TniES  Toronto Mail and Empire  ,Toronto Farm and Fjreside  New York Sunday World,  And Other Periodicals.  ICE CREAM SODA.  i l f  FRESH  California Fruits  Received Daily.  ���'��  /^nnnnnnnnrnr^  KOOTBNA Y LAKE'S A W MILL "  Lumber,  !��   Lath,  Shingles.  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and ; Sash & Doors    <*  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson ��� Mouldings, ��*  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street, j Turned  Work.  JOHN RAE, AGENT.  VJUUUUUUUUUUUU^^ JUUUUULOJUULRJUUU JLfi.  <Zg>  COMMANDING ATTENTION  is simply, a matter, of being  well dressed.  Those who wear garments  cut and tailored by us will receive all the attention a well  dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits of Harris  Homespuns are marvels of  good quality, good style and  good workmaship. The  value is great.  lelson.  poors, Sashes an  Brackets and Office Fittings  Satisfaction'Guaranteed..-' Prices Reasonable  *mmimMttoMmUkklkdiM��lti$Sli'

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