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 vr��!**Et^^?TZ^rrt*^~<~t~j<^z^^?^rm^v.*!  M  1)  ECONOMIST  VOL. III.  NELSON, B. C. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER n, 1899.  NO.  13  THE NELSON ECONOMIST is issued every Wednesday  at the City of Nelson, B. C, by D. MJ Carley. Subscrip-  tion : $2.00. per annum; if paid-in advance,, $1.50.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited. Only articles of merit will be advertised in  these columns, and the interests of readers will be, care-  fully guarded against irresponsible .persons and worthless  '   articles.  Notice.���There are several hundred readers of The  Economist behind in their subscriptions. No doubt this  is attributable to neglect and all that will be required to  ensure a hasty response is this gentle reminder.  "AS WE ANTICIPATED, the Conservative  Con-  . -^"*- vention heeded not the advice of the Grits, who  are masquerading in Tory habiliments but proceeded  in a manly, straightforward' way to   outline a policy  distinctly Conservative and in accord with the   time-  honored traditions of the   party.     While   there  are  many' who will not agree with everything  laid down"  in the platform adopted, all must admit that the  convention boldly   asserted   its   position,   and did not  falter when called upon'to deal with the difficult problems   which  are puzzling the various sections of  the  Province, and the Dominion-   as well.     In   this res-  p pect the Conservatives differ from the liberals.    The  latter adjust   their   platforms  to  catch votes,,,never  intending to carry out a promise made to the people.  Four   years   ago,    every   Liberal of   prominence in  Canada preached free trade, but   to-day  these   same  Liberals have been metamorphosed into protectionists  of a most pronounced type.     The   Liberal   Government was elected on a free trade platform,   but where  stands it now ?   It is engaged in   carrying   out   the  policy inaugurated   by   the Conservative party, and  incidentally providing offices for a ravenous horde of  office-seekers.     Every office   and job in   the gift of  the Government is now held by Grits.   The principle  that a public office   is a. public   trust has been   completely disregarded, and the spoils system with all its,  vicious and unpatriotic features   inaugurated.      The  .loudest free trade howlers got the best offices, regardless of qualification, as instanced by the appointments  in British Columbia.  Those, portions of   the   platform   which   concern  British Columbia most particularly are as follows :  " That in the opinion of this ���.convention it is desirable that the Liberal-Conservative party should as a  party take part in provincial elections for the purpose of ensuring the   government and   legislation of  this province on Liberal-l jservative principles, and  in order to carry this into effect at trie next . general  election for the province that candidates be invited  to stand for such constituencies ts are likely to return  Liberal-Conservative members pledged primarily to  support a Liberal-Conservative government as distinguished from a government composed of Liberals  or partly of Liberal-Conservatives and partly of.  Liberals." ;>  For the purpose of enforcing the cardinal principles  of the Liberal-Conservative party in the local government of British Columbia, we have ' the honor to  recommend the affirmation and approval of the foregoing outline thereof so far as applicable to, local  affairs, and in addition, to pledge this convention,  and the members of the Liberal Conservative party  who support it, to the following programme for the  province of British Columbia : '   ��� *"  That'true to the maxim of our   party:   "By   the  party, with the party, but   for   the country," the in- ���  terests of British Columbia   shall be paramount,   regardless of the political   complexion   of the   federal '  cabinet.     It is proposed :  To revise the voters' lists.  To actively aid in the construction of trails throughout the undeveloped portion of the province, and the  ���building of provincial trunk  roads of   public   necessity. '  To provide for the official inspection   of  elevators  and hoisting, gear.  To improve the administration of justice and secure  the speedy disposition of legal disputes.  To provide an efficient system for the settlement  of disputes between capital and labor.  To adopt the principle of the government ownership of railways, in-so far as the circumstances of the  province will admit, and the adoption of the principle '  that no bonus should be granted to any railway com-  pany which does not give the government of the province the control of rates over lines bonused, together  with the option of purchase.  To assume control and administration of fisheries  within the boundaries of the province.  To organize and reform the S3',stem of provincial  aid to medical men and hospitals in outlying parts  of the province.  ��� To actively assist by state aid in   the development  of the agricultural resources of the province.  To make the London agency of/British   Columbia  effective in   proclaiming   the   natural wealth pf   the '  province and as a place for .profitable investment   of  capital;' ''���". -   V:"; ���'.���' ���'���. ...'���..' ���'." ������.���;" ������'      '  In the interests of labor .the Liberal-Conservative  party sympathizes with and endorses the principle of  the "Eight hour law." '    ���    '.���.��� '������'���// ,    ' .';;..;','  To actively support the advancement of the mining  interests of British Columbia.  To aid in the immigration of domestic servants.  ; To. provide an improved system of education.  We have not the space to discuss the differ/ n't  planks of the platform. As we said before, it deals  with.every matter affecting the   welfare   of this Pro-  .-!fl  11  I;  1  1  ,1  f!  n  4  1  !  v  i,  "I1  u  ;i  :1  v.  HI  ^^^^^^m^^m^m^^^^^m^^^^^msm THE NELSON ECONOMIST  vince. The portion of it that "will most interest  British Columbians is the reaffirmation of the principle ihat the time has now arrived when Federal  party lines should be introduced. In some quarters,  this will arouse antagoni-m, for there are those who  believe that the interests of corporations should be  paramount.'  ' Ald. HfUvYERhas introduced his by-law providing for a music hall. Last week the " moral reformers", headed by that shining light in theirranks,  ex-Mayor Houston, objected to the music hall proposal on the grounds that the place might degenerate  into a dive variety hall. " Now, that Aid. Hiilyer, '  in his by-law. has shown that his propose 1 is to  establish a music hall that must be conducted' on  respectable' lines, the Tribune, with a groan, asserts  that on accountof the hard and fast'ruies laid' down  no one will engage in the undertaking, or if any one  would, the enterprise would be a failure. Just how  this/would affect the Trih>ni>> 'is not apparent to,the  ordinary observer, nor are we prepared-to'accept that,  paper as an authority when it says' that, " a music  hall, if conducted on . respectable lines, would be a  non-paying enterprise in a town the size of Nelson."  If an amusement providor sees fit to take the _ risk of  such an enterprise, whose affair is it���the man who  engages in the undertaking, or that of the Tribunr ?  If reports be true, in two or three places in Nelson  at the present time a 'l show" is being given that  would bring a blush of shame to the cheeks of even  ���the frequenters of " dive" music halls. The owners  do not pay a license and doaiot charge an admission  fee. Why does Moral Reformer Houston swallow  this form of entertainment ��� and groan when the  establishment of a respectable music hall is suggested ? The object of Aid. Hiilyer's by-law is to  secure a permanent place of amusement that will  elevate the masses, and if any experienced manager  is prepared to fulfill the requirements of that by-law,  he simply takes his chances of success, as does any  other man of business.  The New York , World has telegraphed to the  president the names of some prominent people^ it has  secured petitioning him to offer Great Britain their  good offices in the settlement of the Transvaal  trouble. Putting aside the impertinence of the  yellow newspaper, what an absurdity is here proposed. What a shriek the World would have sent  forth if, during the war with Spain, Great Britain  had proposed to the United States that she would  help to settle questions that were purely between  Spain and the United States.  The most striking evidence of the popularity and  comprehensive character of the Conservative platform  is supplied by the antagonism of the Nelson Tribune.  Dr. Nikola's Experiment. By Guy Boothby,  author of" A Bid for Fortune," " Dr. Nikola,"  etc.,   with   illustrations.     Paper,   50   cents; Cloth  $1.00. Published by The Copp, Clark Company,  Limited. For sale by Canada Drug and Book Company, Nelson.  , To prolong human life indefinitely has been the  dream of physicians and scientists in all ages, and  this is the " Experiment" on which Mr. Boothby  has based a most exciting tale. Dr. Nikola, as  those who made his acquaintance in an earlier,, story  know, is a modern, wizard with an air of mystery  about him which is almost uncanny, and an old  deserted house on a lonely, rocky part of the English  coast, and approachable only from the sea, makes an  appropriate laboratory. ��� Dr. Nikola has, after a  series of adventures described in the author's preceed-  ing story, been successful in stealing the secret of  life from- a Thibetan order of monks. But although  he managed to escape from- the country, he is still  followed by. a, mysterious Cflestial with half an ear  missing, who has a faculty for appearing in the most  unexpected places,' and disappearing again' in an  equally unaccountable manner. To obtain'the best  results, the account of '' Dr. Nikola's. Experiment"  should be read on a dark, windy night, after the rest  of the household have retired.   .  . What is needed in this city is a gymnasium in  which candidates for the Aldermauicboard can undergo a course of-training.  Just what benefit will result to .Canada from Sir'  Wilfrid Laurier's visit to Chicago is not apparent at  the present writing.  The Tribune, says : ���l Even David Mark Carley  is ashamed" of the Conservative platform. The  Tribune is not much of a mind reader.  The Venezuela arbitration commission has ' made  its award and it must come upon Venezuela, now  in revolutionary turmoil, as in, the nature of a dull  and sickening thud, for Gre-it . Britain walks away  with some 600,000 square miles to Venezuela's 100,-  000 of the territory in dispute. To cap the climax,  Venezuela's part is^ marsh land. It will be a pretty  hard struggle for Venezuela to look pleasant under  the circumstances.  In connection with the announcement   that   Peter  Jackson, the well-known pugilist, is  lying at death's  door, it is pleasing to contemplate the  fact that Aid..  Beer is enjoying comparatively good health.  Nelson is the wholesale centre of the Kootenay,  in proof whereof behold the loaded freight trains  eyery day bound for outside points.  Conservatives everywhere should prepare for   a  campaign.      Notwithstanding      the    attempts    ofl  Ministers to sneer at an  early election, all   the signs  point in   that  direction.     Disintegration has set in  and   the days  of the Liberal party   appear  to be  ?iii THE NELSON ECONOMIST  o  :JJ  *  >  numbered. It is stated that twenty Liberal papers  in the Dominion, have come out squarely in denunciation of the Government.  An expedition, headed by a well-known local  archaeologist, is -being organized to make excavations' on Vernon street in the , hope of discovering  the rails of the Nelson tramway.  The Wellington Enterprise is engaged on a biography of F. Carter-Cotton, Finance Minister of  British. Columbia. Much of the material for the  work has .been supplied by the Denver (Col.) Times-  Sun.  God Save the Queen, the government crawls into  its shell and refuses "to do anything. Later oh  Canada may be shamed into doing something, but at  present���no. Instead of seizing upon the opportunity to cement the bonds of imperial unity, Canada  is going to make a laughing stock of herself before her  sister colonies and the empire. Our contribution to  the imperial burden will continue to be, credited as  parchment resolutions, loyal vocalism and windy protestations., ���   Well, the people elect the government."  " Silvery. Sloean Soundly Sleeping,-" should  surely see such slothful somnolence slowly saps,  strength.  The new cable for the Hall   Mines  tramway   will  weigh about 35 tons' and be nine miles long.  The Spokane exhibition is a failure. There is not  a single attraction worth mentioning, if one may except the sublime spectacle of the urbane and gentlemanly Mr. Jovvett making himself accessible to visitors and banquet committees.  The return of Mr. Tarte adds a spice of interest to  political affairs in Canada. Notice the freshness *  with which the Minister *of public Works expresses  his vie^s on J:he exposure of bribery in North Waterloo ; "It is most wrong to buy votes when they are  not required." The criticism saves Mr. Tarte. His ���  share of the Paie des Chaleurs plunder was probably  used in part for the, purchase of votes. But then he  needed them. The trouble.in the Waterloo case was  that the premier of Ontario thought ' that the purchased.vote was requited to save the government.  Mr. Hardy was probably fight in that opinion, in  which case Mr. Tarte's objection falls .to the ground.  In the absence of vaudeville and other popular  forms of entertainment, it is pleasing to note that Mr.  Hewitt Bostock, ,M. P., will deliver one of his famous1 speeches in Nelson next Saturda}' evening. It  is a genuine treat to listen t�� Mr. Bostock, but it is  wonderful how many people there are in this w7orld  who are prepared to forego the pleasure.  During the month of September at the Hall Mines  Smelter 5/142 tons Silver King ore were smelted, containing approximately 119 tons of copper and 80,000  ounces silver. In lead smelting, 116 tons of Silver,  King ore and 836 tons of purchased, ores were  smelted; 170 tons of silver-lead bullion were, produced, containing approximately 165 tons of lead,  23,820 ounces of silver and 948 ounces of gold.  The Ottawa' Citizen says: "After all our protestations of imperial loyalty, our. parliamentary resolutions on   the  Transvaal   question and  singing  of  ��� The Government has proclaimed October. 19 a day  of general thanksgiving throughout the Dominion.  Coming so early, the wholesale men will be unable  to supply the demand for poultry.  -^-  ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA.  I am dying, Egypt, dying !  Ebbs the crimson life tide fast,  And the dark Plutonian shadows  Gather on the evening blast.  Let thine arm, O queen, support me ;  Hush thy sobs and bow thine ear,  Harken to the great heart secrets  Thou and thou alone must hear.  Though my scarred veteran legions  Rear their eagles high no more,  And my wrecked and scattered galleys  Strewn dark Actiurn's fatal shore ;  Though no glittering guards surround me  Prompt to do their master's will  I must perish like a Roman���  Die the great Triumvir still !  Let not Caesar's servile minions  Mock the lion thus laid low ;  'Twasno foeman's arm that felled him ;  'Twas his own that dealt the blow���  His, who, pillowed on thy bosom  Turned aside from glory's ray���  His, who drunk with thy caresses,  , Madly threw a world away.  Should a base plebeian rabble  Dare assail my fame in Rome,  Where my noble spouse, Octavia,  AVeeps within her widowed home.  Seek her !  Say the gods have told me���  Altars, augurs, circling wings���  That her blood with mine commingled,  Yet shall mount the throne of kings !  As for thee star-eyed Egyptian !  Glorious sorceress of the Nile !  Light the path to Stygian horrors  With the splendors of thy smile,  Give the Caesar crowns and riches,  Let his brow the laurel twine ;  I can scorn the senate's triumphs,  Triumphing in love like thine.  I am dying, Egypt, dying !  Hark !   the insulting foeman's cry ;  They are coming !   quick, my falchion !  Let me front them ere I die,  Ah !   no more amid the battle ���!���  Shall my heart exulting swell ;  Isis and Osiris guard thee���  Cleopatra���Rome���farewell. .  ��� W.H. Lytle.  Hi  s-S  J*,  "f  76.  I  ft  . if  m  1  ill  if  ", 1  'A I  r  if 1  1 ill  :  >  1 I  ���M  Ml  ���<t  4  f  (i  ?*S&, kv;W- ��� ���.. ';><$'���'&���:  EVENTS AND GOSSIP  A PARTY of five or six were sitting in the Hume  hotel the other evening, relating , strange experiences and adventures which had come under their  personal observation. "I remember." said one,  " of a peculiar thing that happened some years ago, in  Winnipeg. A policeman was , walking the street  one cold morning when he observed a man trying tov  lift on his back the carcass of a sheep that was .hanging in* front of a butcher shop. The fellow look- d  as if he might , have been one of the employees, so  when he said to the officer : " Bobby, give "us a lift  with .this sheep, will you ?" the officer obligingly  complied with what seemed a very reasonable request, and the fellow started, off down town.  A few hours later a telephone message was received  at the police station to the effect that the carcass oPa  sheep had been stolen from the front of the shop of a well  known butcher, and all at once it dawned upon the  policeman that the man he had assisted" with the  sheep in the morning" was the thief."  1 -  One good story invariably leads to another. One  of the party in the early days had been a sojourner  in Grand Forks, Dak., then a town of three or four  hundred inhabitants. " One night in the winter of  XS���}" he began, " two farmers from Elk River came  into town with wood, which they s��ld to one of the  merchants. After receiving the money therefor,  they proceeded to conform to the customs of the territory at that time, by getting gloriously drunk.  While in this intoxicated condition, the two farmers  got into a row with the townspeople, and in due  course of time were landed in the lock-up, which was  a small shack, twelve-by-twelve, with slight iron bars  over the window. Shortly after being locked up,'  the two farmers fell asleep, and did not waken un til  well on towards morning. The events of the previous evening had been forgotten, but after groping  ground ino the dark for a few minutes, the truth  dawned upon them that they were in a house of detention. It always happens when a man sobers up,  his first thought is of home, at least this is the case  with a man who only indulges in periodical exhilarations. Now they wanted to go home, but the first  thing was to get out of the lock-up. This was an  easy enough matter, for the bars in the window soon  gave away before the powerful arms of the two  farmers. Now when they had secured their liberty  they became curious as to their resting-place, and  they proceeded to investigate. All at once the  thought occured to one of the farmers that the building they had just vacated would make a good cow  stable, and as he was in need of something of that  sort, he decided with the assistance of his companion  to place the Grand Forks gaol'on his sleigh and take  it home to his farm on Elk River. His companion  fell in with the idea at \ once, and within a few hours  the Grand Forks lock-up had been torn form its  moorings, 'and.on' its 'way to/Elk River,   where   for  several years it was used to shelter the farmer's only  cow. Next morning the citizens were surprised when  , they learned that their gaol had been stolen during  the night, but as it had about outlived its usefulness,  no attempt was ever made to have it returned. In a  short time a larger and safer house of detention was  erected, and no one has tried to carry it off." o  " That reminds me of a peculiar thing that happened  in one of the new towns in British Columbia, a few  years ago," remarked one of those present '" There,  was one gaol in the town, occupied by,one prisoner,  with one policeman to guard the institution. The  policeman had other duties" to perform besides that  of guarding the prisoner. , Very often he had to  leave and remain away for an hour or so, and during his absence the prisoner was locked up. Some  distance from the gaol there was a Government  office, and, as very often happens, the chief of the  Government staff had business with the police officer.  This chief had a key to the gaol, and one day he  walked in and inquired of, the prisoner where the-  policeman was. The prisoner said he did not know,  but supposed he was up town. It was an urgent  matter and the Government official was anxious to  cousult with the policeman at once, so he requested  the prisoner to go up town and search for the p..lice  officer. This the prisoner did, and in a short time  returned to the gaol with the turnkey. This is probably the only case on record, at least it is the only  one I ever heard of, where a,prisoner was engaged  in a search for his keeper. But stiange things happen in this great and glorious West."  The conversation then turned upon the recent  yacht race. It was remarked how little interest  was being-taken in this international event and it  was suggested that the cause for this was the unpopularity of Sir Thomas Lipton with the masses in  the Old Country and the impression prevailed that the  race was -merely an advertising scheme. " Sir  Thomas Lipton," said one, "has made all his money  by paying sni^il wages and there are many in the  Old Country who would be pleased to see his boat  defeated. The boat was christened the Shamrock  merely to give it respectability. Moreover, yachting  is not as popular as it used, to be, and the same may  be said of boating events of every description. It  fs quite different now from the days when Ned Hau-  lan was champion oarsman of the world. Everyone  was interested in the victories of the young Canadian. I remember in 1879, the year in which he  became champion of the world, he rowed in London  with the f .mous, Australian arid/won �� hat might . el  called a comparatively easy race. Previous to this race  the Americans Had claimed Hanlan as an American  and backed him as such '.in. London, but Hanlan, who  is a very patriotic Canadian, announced that he would  row only as a Canadian.     I was living   in the   city  \ij>'  % THE NELSON ECONOMIST  >3l  of Winnipeg at that time and the E. A. McDowell  Theatrical Compan)' were playing a lengthy engagement at the City Hall. They had exhausted their  repertoire of stock plays and in response to the  general demand of the citizens had sent East for the  libretto of " Pinafore," just then out, and with their  dramatic company, produced the opera as best they  could with their actors. Joe Banks was the comedian of the company, and a good one he was. He  sang the part of Sir Joseph Porter as I have never  heard it rendered since. The hall was crowded that  night, and just before the curtain went down on the  last act, Joe stepped forward on the stage and an  nounced that the telegrams had just brought the news  that Edward Hanlan was champion oarsman of the world. He ,then retired a few step1*,  lifted , his three-cornered hat and sang a parody on  " The Englishman'' thu- :   ;  'Here's three cheers for 3Toung Ned Hanlan,  The young Canad-i-an ;   ,  He might have been a Prussian, he   might   have been  a  Russian,  Or an Amer-i-can ;  But in spjte of all temptations to belong to other  nations,  He remains a Canad-i-an' he remains a Canad-i-an.'  The effect was almost instantaneous. The chorus  was taken up by the audience and some half a dozen  times Banks was cheered and compelled to repeat  over and over his impromptu verse."  ��t  I saw a strange thing the other day," said one  of the party. *' It was a love letter written iqo years  ago. Some months ago a gentleman in Nelson  married a young lady from the East. A few weeks  subsequent to their marriage . the young woman told  her husbpnd of a letter which had been preserved in  her family for years. It was a love epistle from a  gentleman to a maternal ancestor of hers and-was  signed by' the same name as that of her husband.  This letter had been in the family in the Old Country  for years, and in the early part of the present century had been brought to America by her grandmother. The curiosity of the young husband was  aroused and he prevailed upon his wife to send East  for the letter. It reached here a few weeks ago and  an investigation proved that the letter was written  by his great-great-grandfather to the great-great-  grandmother of his wife. For some reason the two  had become estranged, the paternal ancestor of the  gentleman marrying some other lady and the maternal ancestor of the wife marrying some other gentleman and migrating to the colonies. Both the gentleman and his wife referred to were born many hundreds  of miles apart in Canada, and this incident is only  another of those every-day happenings which goes  to show that truth is stranger than fiction."  The conversation then turned on the ups and  downs of life. / "Did it ever occur to you," said  ) one of the party, who was a newspaper man, '' the  number of Englishman there have been in the colonies,  who, after struggling hard for years against adverse  fate, all at once drop into affluence and wealth by the  death "of some rich relative in the Old Country? I  sometimes strikes me that nearly every Englishman  in Canada must have rich relatives in England. The  other day I read of a Kamloops printer, who has  worked hard for years in British Columbia to support  his wife and children, and without the slightest notice  he became heir-to ��10-,  A few years ago I was  conducting a newspaper in Los Angeles.     One afternoon an elderly Englishman,shabbily-dressed, dropped  into my office and asked for work as a canvasser, and  said he had some experience in  that line. ,  As  the  conversation drifted from  one subject to another, I  learned that he  had  accompanied  Cecil  Rhodes  to  South Africa and shared the tent of the great  statesman before that gentleman had started  to chisel  his  name high up in the rock of fame.    He related  many  interesting stories of his adventures in Africa,  and  told! me how he afterwards  reached  California with  the hope of making a fortune, but everything seemed  to turn against him, until at  last  he was   forced to  act as a servant in the family of one of the wealthy  mining kings.     His associates had become those not  usually sought by a refined man.     I told him that he  might goon and work as canvasser, but I found out  very soon that he was riot a success in that direction.  He worked on a commission for several months,   but  did not. amass a fortune.    I sold out my Los Angeles  publication and went  down to  San   Diego and became connected with one of the daily papers there. I  was there only a short time when my old  friend, the  Englishman, dropped in on me and in response to an  inquiry told me that he had heard I was in San Diego  and had walked the whole way down in the hope that  I would be able to secure for him some kind  of employment.     I helped him in every w^y I  could and  he remained in San Diego for  nearly a  year,  being  engaged in one kind of work or another, sometimes  as bill-poster  and principally  distributing bills for  patent medicine men.      One  day I  met him on the  street, and in the course of a converstion he remarked  that he had received notice of the death of a   relative  in England, who had probably bequeathed him some  money.     I had forgotton all about the matter  until  the evening of my departure from  San  Diego, a  few  weeks later.      I went  down   early to the  steamship  office to procure my ticket and was  conversing  with  a friend,in the outer office, when who should drop in  but my old acquaintance,   the  Englishman.     I saw  him ask the agent for a ticket, and in paying for  the  same he drew forth a roll of bills representing several  thousand dollars.    He did not  see   me,   but as   he  purchased a ticket for Los Angeles I knew  I   would  meet him a few hours later on the boat.     His clothes  were just as shabby as ever, so I concluded he must  have reeeived the money only an hour or so previously.  This was about four o'clock in the afternoon   and  at  half-past five I went aboard the boat.    A few minutes  later along came the Englishman, dressed in   an   ill-  fitting but  expensive   ready-made  suit of  clothing,  two men following him carrying a l?.rgeportmanteau.  He came aboard the boat,>nd I soon   had time to interrogate him as to where he secured the money.  He  informed me that the   Bank   of Commerce had that  VI  IV  vfi. 8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  day received instructions by cable f> place to his  credit ^500 -the first quarterly installment of an annual inheritance of j�� 1,000 left him by his father. I  W3S somewhat curious as to what a man who had  lived so long i-i poverty would first purchase on suddenly dropping into wealth, and I was soon enlightened on this point', for he took me into his cabin and  opened his portmanteau. After purchasing the portmanteau, he went straight to a liquor store and ordered it stocked with the best wines and liquors procurable. Then he bought a ' ready made suit of  clothes. When we reached Los Angeles the next  day lae,requested me to dine with him at the Van  Niiys Hotel. He ordered a dinner which must  have cost $10 or $12, and as he did so I noticed a  smile on the face of one of the waiters. When dinner was over he paid the bill and there was a couple  of dollars'in change, which he handed over as a tip  to the- waiter. When we left the hotel, where he  had secured a large suite of rooms, he asked me if I  had noticed that the waiter appeared to recognize  him. I said I had, and he told me the waiter had  formerly roomed with him, ( but, my dear boy,' he  continued,.' I cannot afford to recognize waiters now.'  Before I left him that day to come North I asked him  what he intended to do with his quarterly allowance.  He said he would engage in mining on a large scale,  and' would also make proper provision,for the Church.  Indeed, his last remark was characteristic of the  man'. He said, ' now that I have become suddenly  wealthy I suppose all the churches willflbe following  me around for contributions, but I   assure you I will  not oive a d  cent   except to  my own   Church,'  which, by the way, was the ,. Episcopal Church. I  left Los Angeles that afternoon, but I occasionally  hear from my old friend. In fact, in his last letter  he told me that he is likely to make a visit to British  Columbia at any time. The point of my story is  merely to show that theimpoverished Englishman of  to-day may become the bloated and wealthy aristocrat  of to-morrow."  Our theatre-goers are sadly in need of a reminder  upon one of those points of lesser morals otherwise  known as manners. I refer to the practice so much  indulged in by women, and to some extent by the other  half of humanity, of beginning to don wraps and  headgear before the performance is ended. Certainly  the few seconds of time gained in this way are not of  much moment to the audience ; it cannot be possible  that they are all in frantic haste to get home.'  The rustle and stir produced are annoying to those  who like to enjoy the finale of a play or an opera and I  should think would be distracting to the stage people.  I believe that it is merely a symptom of the great  American malady, rush, and it certainly evinces none  of that repose which should mark the caste of Vere de  Vere. ! *-..-'.���'  ing man, Mr. R. E. French, never made use of one  profane word on the stage. This gentleman is a  capable actor, and is able to distinguish between profanity, obscenity and humor. There is nothing  really humorous in, profanity on the stage, but a  large proportion of every audience applaud when  they hear abactor taking liberties with his lines in the  way of introducing strong words. That is why  actors swear. If no one applauded they would  eschew profanity and vulgarity.  ���  By the way, the custom of bringing children to  the theatre is growing in Nelson. One evening  last week a little" girl was permitted to run up and  down the aisle during the performance, to the great  annoyance of many people who had paid money to  witness uninterrupted! a performance of " Damon and,  Pythias'." One of the best scenes was completely  spoiled. The mother evidently did not want to be  bothered with the child, but she did not consult other  people's pleasure. It speaks well for the self-restraint  of the audience thaj; the mother and child were permitted to live, under the circumstances.  There is nothing new under the sun ���not even a  minstrel show. Yet men who never before entered  the Nelson Opera Hou.se went .there Tuesday night  to hear Gorton's minstrels. The house was crowded  with anaudience that laughed ��� heartily as each old  joke was repeated. One old gentleman���nearly  eighty years of age���laughed till the tears ran down  his cheeks. He said it was like meeting friends of  sixty years ago, to hear the funny jokes of the end  men. It brought back the days of his youth, when  the future seemed pregnant with fortune and success. The jokes had been dressed up a little, it is  true, but even in their new clothing, they could not  disguise themselves," and when recognized were given  a hearty welcome.  With pardonable pride, the Nelscn Miner claims  that it was through the instrumentality of its special  number Gorton's minstrels were induced to come to  Nelson. Yet some profess to see 116 great advantage  to a city in special editions.  Is it dishonest to smuggle ? Some women do not  appear to think so. Just now there are a great  number of Nelsonites visiting the Spokane exhibition and I am informed that several ladies have been  heavy purchasers of dry goods, without any corresponding increase in the Dominion treasury. Why  js it that a woman, who would scorn to steal, will  not suffer the slightest, twinge of conscience at smug-  ?'������':-���  Speaking of stage morality, I was forcibly struck  with the circumstance that during the engagement  of the French Theatrical organization Here, the lead-  Some enterprising philologist should prepare a newT  vocabulary by; which bellicose aldermen might express their opinion of each other. The Century  Dictionary is altogether too impoverished , for the  requirements of the Nelson Aldermanic Board.  ���    P. G. '" HERE AND THERE  '"**r.S  A Wise Woman*  A very clever woman���clever,- because she knew  how to hold her .tongue���was once heard telling a  friend, in confidence, when asked why she had not  taken part in a conversation of the previous evening,  in which nearly everyone had joined, that she kept  quiet because she was ignorant of the subject under  discussion.' "Whenever lam not thoroughly informed on a subject, and feel incapable of talking intelligently, why, I just hold my tongue. I believe I  have the reputation of being a good talker, but if I  talked abbut what I did not understand I should soon  lose it." " But then one appears- so stupid to sit  still and sqy nothing when everyone else is talking,"  was the reply. " I dp not mind th^t in the least,"  she answered: "I am willing to run the risk."  This establishes, an excellent precedent in the art of  conversation. If one finds oneself suddenly, and  without warning, surrounded by a lot of people "who  know'it all," it is far better to keep silent than to  launch forth into the discussion of an unexplored  subject.  Artificial Oysters.  A gentleman who has just returned from Paris  says that the most wonderful thing he saw while in  that city was artificial oysters. Not mock oysters  ���meat done up in a patty���but a bivalve to be  served raw. In . looks they appear to be genuine  American oysters, but when one is eaten the difference  it is at once perceptible. The usual price paid for  them is three cents each, or 30 cents per dozen, At  cheap restaurants they may be two cents each, but  are apt not to be fresn at that price. When brought  on the half shell they look as nice as any oyster, and  one who is not a judge of oysters would eat them  without question. The only genuine thing about  them is the shells. The mannfacturers buy secondhand shells at a small cost and fasten the spurious  oysters in place with paste. Only half a shell is  used. In that shape they are packed in tiers and  displayed in windows. Others to be served without  shells are put up in jars of 25 to 100. The imitations  are consumed in such quantities that dealers urge  keepers of hotels and restaurants to destroy their  shells and even pay cooks and waiters liberally to  pound them in pieces.  Telegraphic Long Messages.  The whole of the New Testament, as revised,,  was  ���'������?'' telegraphed from New York to the Chicago Tribune  to be set up as news for their issue of the 22nd of  May, 1882. Sixteen of the twenty pages of that  day's issue of the Tribune were filled by this telegram alone;    This is the longest newspaper message  v jsyer sent over a telegraph wire. A detailed report  of the trial of the murderer Deeming, in Australia,  consisted of 4,000 words, and the cable was simply  blocked to all other news for   over   twenty   hours���  the cost of the message being about ����� 1,600. In  1893, a message of 1,800 words was dispatched to the  Argentine Republic., In 1890, a telegram 131 lines  long, calculated at eight words to the line, was sent  from Buenos Ayres to the Times, London, and  another of231 lines. In December. 1887, Swinburne's tragedy, "Locrine," was telegraphed from  London to the New York Times, occupying five  hours., , ,  A Tantalizing Fashion  "She's,the most'tantalizing girl I know,!' he said  bitterly.. "She wears the prettiest little old-  fashioned sun-bonnet you ever saw. When she goes  for a stroll in the ' woods, she always asks / a  , fellow to tie the bonnet under her chin. Of course,  to permit him to do that she has to tilt her head back  a little, and then, when she looks most inviting "  '    "Well?" ''  "Well, he discovers that he can't possibly get his  own. face into the opening in the bonnet."  Wanted no Fooling.  A good story is   brought   from   the   west   by   a  ��� traveler who  claims   to   have been an eye witness of  the occurrence. ���       >  A cow boy and a Brule Sioux squaw had decided  that matiimony would fill their cup of bliss and  therefore started for the nearest mission to be  " buckled." They stated their case to an Anglican  minister who agreed to seal the contract and ranged  the contractors up .before him.  He began the usual service   and had proceeded as  far as���'' Do you take this  woman ?''   when the  prospective bridegroom  suddenly  thrust   a revolver  into his face and demanded:  ,   "Say, mister, be you foolin?"  "No,   no.   not  at  all," protested the  astonished  divine.  "Well, we haint neither, so don't you be askin'  any fool questions, but get onto your job," was the  response.  It is needless to say that the subsequent proceedings were marked by their brevity:  Very Smart.  The witness was a stupid-looking Swede.  The cross-examining attorney was a smart young  man, whose object was to disconcert the witness arid  discredit his testimony.  " What did you say your name   was ?"   was   the  first question.  "Yahn"���very deliberately��� "Peterson."  "John Peterson, eh ? Old man Peter's son, I suppose. Now, Peterson, answer this question carefully.     Are you a married man?" .���$���  ���'Ah tank so.     Ah was married."  "So/you think because you got married that   you  -\  $1  1  d  "4 'J  ���'13  ���m  m  ���.��!  ���m  .!;���  m>m>##mwsgBGm!:8& &��ZiZ$--r+rV">."i ^^  ;rt*��j|IJ&��jjE..^."J'.I3.3C^��^^  10  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  c-ea married man, do you? That's funny. Now  tell the gentlemen of this exceptionally intelligent  jury whom vou married."      .  " Who ah married ?.. Ah married that woman.  "See here, sir, don't you know any better  than  to  trifle with this  court ?   What do   you   mean,   sir.  You married a woman,?   Ofcou.se   you   married a  .woman;   did you ever hear of any one marrying a  man?"  "Yas.      Man sister did."  'Dreyfus's Coffin.  ' Dreyfus's coffin was specially made at about the  time of the Zola trial. To enable the.��ooden shed .  to resist ants, etc, it was steeped in tar and creosote.  The linino- was of zinc, and the lids were panes of glass,  through which the face of the dead could be seen, so  that the Meline Government might prove.that he was  really dead.  The Newest Belt Clasps: '  ������ Thektest belt clasps -nre the tiniest affairs imaginable according to The Jeweler's -Circular. 1ms is  S�� to the new0 fashion in dress, in which the;pnn��e  ..effect orevails, and the belt whet, any is used, is the  merest* thread, The designs of these .clasps are indeed exquisite.      Two   diminutive   daisies wnhdia  mond centers represent one of them. Another ' con-  sists of two very small hearts, paved with pearls, and  a third shows coiled serpents beautifully jeweled with  red and green stones. ' Spinels, olivines, pearls and  diamonds are favorite stones for the . enrichment of  gold clasps, which come in -both solid and open work  styles.     , ,  Opals For Good Luck.  "The opal is no longer considered of evil   omen by  those who are ��� the   best informed.   , It has   become  popular   to believe that   instead of ill luck the  opal  carries with it   the best of luck   and happiness in,its  highest  form.      Indeed, it   is now   considered   the,  token   of .mutuallove, ' burning brightly in    all the  colors of the rainbow. It is the gift of lover to sweetheart,   the   symbol ���ofan  eternal  devotion, and   of  so devoted a character as   co show  itself in constant  and fiery flashes of beautiful color.   /  To emphasize this romantic idea [the opal is now  cut in the-form of a heart, and the sentiment of a  heart on,fire with love is one which appeals to all  lovers. 1 his heart, .when small enough, is set in a  ring, but Australian opals ������ have recently been imported of-sufficient size to permit of their being used  in a simple gold frame as a pendant for the lorgnette  chain. * These opal hearts are also used for the centres of brooches.  THE CANADIAN SONG SPARROW  From the leafy maple ridges,  From the thickets of the cedar.  From the alders by the rivers ;  From the bending willow branches,  From the hollows and the hillsides,  Through the lone Canadian Forest,  Comes~the melancholy music,  Oft repeated���never changing,���  '�� aH-is-vanity-vanity-vanity.  -flu Late Sir James ^gar.^^ ^ ^^ ^^ ^ ^^  Sowing seed with hope of liar vest,  In the orchard, white with blossoms,  In the early field of clover,  Conies the little brown-clad singer,  Fitting in and out of bushes,  Hiding well behind the fences,  Piping forth his song of sadness ���  "Poor-hu-manity-manity-maniiy.'1  TK THE COUNT* COURT OF KOOTENAY.  j/'Ilolden at Nelson.  WBGUKSi^on,of Nelson, B. C, Hotelkeeper,  Plaintiff, cl  W J T Watson and J. V. Kennedy, of Spokane, Wash, (formerly of poison,B.C.). Dc-  urday, thoaoth day o Aiy^t W .  u^fre^^-mdav,: on, E. Wilson,  sworn therein, k,1,..i���,m���lll the Defend-  spn.,.13. C., bo    U-c nuI   ���o ^ ()f  service 9.1 hfssV ;V ti " 11  e Defendants do ap-  lyf' fad I do further order that ^he ;costs of  . this applicalion bo costs m ^^^KIKj j.  .   ."   '��� ��� :   NOTICE.'   i.,-       ������ ���'-.    ���   ���  T Id'M'S m&W -'��p-s280,0  Lively...... ��� ..������-��� ��� ���;������        - !_4o  To interest thereon. .,.������������; ysV'reauestr.:.   20.00  To money paid at .Defendant*. leiiuci.  a   ��  s  9 9  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baiter Street,  Telephone No. 93   All  sx*��t?tjnr>����uz��raz3tt��cz  8301.40  Leading  Newspapers  Agents for   ������'���   .'  Victoria Colonist  SEATTLE, TIKES        '  S. F. Bulletin  S. F. CALL  NELSON  ECONOMIST  Nelson Miner  Nelson Tkibune  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail and Empir e  New' York Sunday World  VANCOUVER NEWS-ADVERTISER  Winnipeg Tribune  Winnipeg Telegram  Toronto Globe  And Other Periodicals.  JsaamsSKKiBmrinmriitmmmaaMBU ^  .AND  ��  Received Daily  .wife  *   ,ta El ..'.:��� to> vrv  ;f|pi  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  11  ��������� ������,��.���,.'4  ������   ���?-'���  I���  i     I  THE WOMAN WHO WRITES ADVICE  "'"" '      (A Kipling Parody)  A woman there was, and she wrote for the, press,  (As you or I might do), '      ��� ���  She told how to cut and fit a dress,  And how to stew many a savory mess ;  But she never had done it herself, I guess,  (Which none of her readers knew).  O, the hour we spent, and the flour we spent,  And the sugar yve wasted like sand,  At the hest of a woman who never had cooked,  (And now we know that she never could cook)  And did not,understand.  A woman there was, and she wrote right fair,  (As you and I might do),  How, out of a' ban el to make a chair,  To he covered with chintz and stuffed with hair, >  'Twould adorn any parlour and give it an air!  (And we thought the tale"was true),  O the days we worked and the ways we worked  To hammer and saw and hack,  In making a chair in which no one would sit,  A chair in wnich no one could possibly sit,  . Without a crick in his back.  A woman there was, and she had her fun,    "  (Better than you and I) ;    '  She wrote out receipts, and never tried one,  She wrote about children���of course, she had none-  She told us to do what she never had done  (And never intended to try).      ��  And it isn't to toil and it isn't to spoil  That brims the cup of disgrace���  It's to follow a woman who didn't know beans  (A woman who never had cooked any beans'),  , But wrote and was paid to fill space.  , A SURPRISE INDEED.  We notice in the Family Herald and Weekly Star  this week, that the publishers of that great paper are  this season giving all subscribers, new and renewal,  no less than two beautiful pictures, instead of one.  The pictures represent " War" and " Peace" ..They  are the famous battle picture, " Alaina," in colours,  and a sweetly pretty picture entitled " Pussy Willows..'.' To think of such an offer makes one wonder how it can be done. The " Family Herald and,  Weekly Star" contains 24 pages, 192 columns, every  issue, equal to a book of 384 p'.ges each week. The  great psper of Canada and two beautiful pictures all  for one dollar ! How is it possible. It is" the talk  of the whole' country.  .HAVE RECEIVED...  W MORE CARLOADS OF FURNITURE  In Stock.  They do the business because  their prices are the best.  Baker St., Cor. of Kootenay St.,  elson, B. C  .  1 'i  !       1  I  1   - I  i   '!  I       L        ���  lo   1.  ���  ���  ���  &P  m  mm  r��rcr$fc  TELEPHONES 10 AND 41.  POSTOFFICE ?0X K & W.  * ��� * ���  -^,  l^.-  Wesi  14  West Ba  o  ���t  ���  ���.  ���������: '..  ,  -tv ,.._��lv  f' l-.^JlS.i-.J  l^.. _-'/*������Ii�� ^C.*��S-\^\2f^^1i>^*"iTi^^,w>UW^.w^  a  MY BARGAIN  i  ;  WHEN Martyn and I took a Welsh tour last summer I hadn't the smallest   intention in   the  world v, of making any   purchases;   but it is  ' wonderful how the best intentions gojfor naught when  a pair of brighfc.eyes and a bit of black oak are weighed  in the opposite balance.  It was one sultry evening that our wanderings had  brought us���tired, dusty and thirst}7���to a little vilage  in the vale of Clwyd. There was not an inn, which  was a severe disappointment.  1   "I'm not going any further without something to,  eat and'drink," said   Martyn,   decisively.      "We'll  knock up the people at   this farm   and   ask them to  get us something."  ' In response to our knock the door was opened by  a young girl. Martyn explained our position���I  couldn't, for the girl's wonderful beauty had taken  my breath away. I have felt very angry with her  since, but still I cannot deny that she was the most  lovely woman I ever saw.  I followed on Martyn's heels, little dreaming that  there was another surprise in store, for me. I  am,a keen lover of beauty both in nature and in art. ,  Antique furniture is my particular weakness, and  black oak is my pet infatuation. -  ', I shall never forget my first impression of that  kitchen. -  Everything that the room   contained was  of oak, blacken edby age ;   there were chairs   that a  London dealer would have asked a fabulous price for ;^T>  there was a dower chest beneath   the window ;   but ^  ��� that which attracted my whole , attention   was   the  huge old dresser that stood  against   the   wall facing  the window.  While I feasted my eyes   upon   it, * a   soft   voice  whispered in my ear:  " You like these things?''  " Like them ?'M repeated.   ' "I love them !"  " And so do I. I don't know what I shall do  when they are gone !" r  "Gone!"   I repeated.    "Why should'they go?"  "Everything must go," said the girl sadly. " We  are so poor, and���"  Here she broke down utterly'and hurried from the  room.  "What do you think of it?" I asked Martyn,  nodding my head in the direction of the dresser.  " Isn't it magnificent?"'  "Glorious!" assented Martyn. "She is the  sort of girl���"  " I was speaking of the dresser,'' I said irately.  " Well," he replied, "every one to his taste. Yes,  it certainly is a fine piece of furniture. I don't  think I ever saw a finer."  At that moment the girl entered.     She seemed  to ��  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "Ida D" Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of WestKootenay  Dis-  Where located:  On North Fork of Salmon  River, adjoining the -'Second Relief " Mineral  Claim. ,.  ,. ,      .   ,-,        ,, -r,  Take notice that 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.  19.088A, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  a Certificate of Improvements, lorthe 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 LOth day of August, 1899.  John A. Coryet.l.  r  P. Burns  Co.  *j  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .   BRANCHES AT   .  CERTIFICATED IMPROVEMENTS.  Bird's.Eye, Inverness and Princeton 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 the  city of Nelson, acting as agent for Angus G.  Shaw, free miner's certificate No. 21,8-17A, 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 Grown Grants of the above  claims. And further take notice that action,  under section 37, must be commenced before  the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements, v  Dated this 22nd day of July, 1899.  John McLatchie.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL NELSON KASLO  THREE FORKS SLOCAN CITY A  w  HEN you buy  OKELL& MORRIS' O'KELL &  Preserves^ M0RR,S'  Ffuil Preserves  of   you get what are pure British Columbia*   '   Are absolutely the  o{   fruit and sugar, and your money is left at PUREST AND BEST  toiToirO'JLJLSUL^^  Tiger Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located: About five miles west from  Nelson, near Eagle-;Oreek.  Take notice that 1; Arthur S.Farwe 11, agent  for George A. Kirk*, Free Miner's Certificate  ��� No. 88,385, intend,-..sixty .days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose  of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be^cooimenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements;  Dated this 15th day of August, 1899.  23-S-99. A. S. Farwekl.  Come in and   inspect  our   stock  of Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furnishings.  mporters of Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  ^^^^^JS^^vm^E^^^i THE NELSON ECONOMIST  13  Jt  had..' these  divine the subject of our conversation, for she advanced toward the old dresser sadly and laid her  white hand upon it.  .. " I should like to feel that- some   one  things who appreciates them,''.' she said.  "But musTlliey be sold ?"   I asked.  "The farm is mortgaged and they   are  foreclose.     Dad   is   ill,   and   everything  wrong.      But I suppose I   ought   not   to  going  to  has eoue  o  grumble,  they have given us good notice ;   but,   still, we   are  $400 short, and so we shall have to be sold up."  ���  "I will give you"$400 for this alone !''  T cried.  " Bravo ?" muttered Martyn, who was evidently  much touched by-the girl's distress.  , Sbe didn't attempt to thank me ; she just laid  her head on the oaken dresser and sobbed., Then  Martyn and I crept out to' smoke our pipes in the  garden.  Martyn and I stayed three days at the. little  farmhouse. We were introduced to the bedridden  old.father, who thanked me for my liberality with  tears in his eyes. '        .  -, On the third.day the money that   I   had sent   for  arrived, and I paid it over to the   girl;L and   if ever  I saw gratitude depicted on a human being's face,    I  -saw it then.  Martyn was right when he predicted trouble and  expense.     In   round   figures it   cost .me $50 by the  time I got the dresser up to 1115''   chambers   in West-  ,. minister ;   and-then I found that Martyn was   right  again, for when  I got the dresser in, everything else  had to come out, including myself.  I took larger rooms,, at an increased rental, just for  the sake of having that dresser near me ; then, when  I got all my posesssions together again, and displayed  to their best advantage, I invited my old friend Hartley, who is the finest judge of antiques that I know,  to come and dine. ,��        ���      ,  Hartley' examined the dresser attentively for a few  moments., ��� '' It is very nice !" he said rubbing his  chin.  ' c  "Nice!   It is beautiful !"  . "O, well, beautiful if you like !   They do, get them  110 marvelous'ry well!''  "What?"   I gasped weakly.   .   -  "My dear fellow," said Hartley, " you never  bought that for genuine, did you? They sell them, I  believe, for $60 apiece. They manage that fine old  color with spirits of ammonia.' It'e really very clever,  and the effect is not half bad."  I sold the dresser for $30. I am back in my old  chambers again. The other evening Martyn stalked  into,iny rooms. It was the first time that he andT  had met since our Welsh tour, which I had "cut short  u. !  '. I  B h a S" m6el 1 0 �� \h   , ^K3   I tipK^  JEWELERS AND OP'  GIANS  Fine Watches a  Specialty  NELSON, 8; C,  HE HALL STREET GROCER  Fainity Grower  Every Line Fresh.  Fruit in Season.  VANCOUVER and   MELSCE3  Near Rhair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelsou.  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  . Custom House, Nelson  CLUB HOTEL  Corner Stanley and Silica Sts.  RATES; $i per day and up.  Schooner Beer, 10 cents  E. J. Curran, Proprietor.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  1  Balmoi'al Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson1 Mining Division' of West Kootenay  District.  Where Loon toil: On the Hall Mines Wagon  Road, 134 miles south of rs'clson.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, acting as agent lor K. W. Cleversley, b'vca Minor's  Certificate '.No. 2L,78L A. K J. Moore, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 21,762 A, and Peter  Morgan, Free Miner's Certificate No. 2!,788 A,  intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply.'to the Mining Recorder for a Ceuilicate of  Improvements, for .the purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of tiie above claim.  And further take notice that fiction, under  section 87, musi, be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this lGth day of September, 189CJ.   . 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.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, P.L.S.,  of the City'of Nelson, acting as agent for the  Delight Gold Mining Oomuanyj.Limited. Free  Miners's Certificate No. B 28,087, intend, six todays from the- date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvc-  m en ts.ffor'the,.purpose of obtaining Crown  ,Gran ts, of the above claims.  - And further take notice that action, under  section. 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvemonfs.  Dated this sixteenth day of August, ISS'J.  ���'������:-. ���.':' '������[''��� John��� MoLatcmvi-::  CERTIFICATE OF IMPR0V.��MENTS.  Golden Eagle Mincra.l Claim,'s.ituate. in the  Nelson.^ Mining- Division of West Kootenay  District. ,   Where located: On the south side of Red  Mountain oiillall Creek.  Take notice that I, John. McLatchie, T.1..S..  of Nelson. P..C, acting as agent for G. A.  Kirk, Free Miner's Certificate. N.o.8S,:*S~), intend, sixty days from the date hereof, u> apply  to the Mining Recorder for. a-. Certificate of  Improvements, for. the purpose of .obtaining a  Crown Grant,61" the above claim.  And further take notice that, act ion, under  section 37, must be commenced before iho  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this twenly-thirdd.iy of August, ISO!).  '",���'������ , "'-"John McLatuhik.  Express and Playing  Having purchased the express and dray in  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 So.  GOMER   DAVIS.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Drunimer Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay,  District.  Where located: On westerly slope of and  near the headwaters of Rover Creek.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, P.L.S.,  of the City of Nelson, acting as agent for Rob-  eve Ronnie, Free Miner's Certificate No. B  11,534, BenjaminF. Butler, Free Miner's Cer-  ...treate No. 21,010 A, i.dive B. Jones, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 21.S19 A, and Thomas  R Jc.nes,Free Miner's Certificate No. 21,818 A,  intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  of improvements. iur the purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of tiie above claim. ���  And further take notice that action, under  section 37,must be'commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this second day of October, 1890.  Johx Mc LATCin k .  f  mj<tte  ith  ^���5 g  S3:  A&D  e  Josephsne Street  STARTLERS  N  clson.  ;>- I'UU'K^ OK  ^  Wa  iper  ���AT���  omson's   Bock   Store.  i -i  i ,s  ; '8  i.��HKt>wMmii��MNwi>im8Maiaaam^ ^^���Tlfe-Tt'ife*  ����Bfi3i��feST=== Tj&^tt^stttt'^ZZAiEZJS.':  ���L\4j(rtfLJ^jivf.T fOthik^aM,.  u*��uri��*ttK��3T*��.ir j  14  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  on purpose to.bring that wretched dresser home.  " So it's gone !"   he remarked   gloomily,   as   he  gazed around the room.  " My dear, fellow !'! I cried, " it was a fraud and  a sham." He said huskily, "You remember that  girl���but of course you do. I couldu't get her face out  of my memory. I went down there at Christmas. I  walked ro miles through the snow to get there. I  knocked at the door just as we did, and she opened  it. She didn't recognize me, for I had grown a!<  beard, and for some reason I didn't tell her at first  who I was. I simply asked her if she could provide  me   with a meal.  '<c She led me into the kitchen. Tom,, that kitchen  was just as we saw it when we first entered it together.     There stood the dresser in its old place. .  oIPJcouldu!t understand it at first, but I.did soon,  afterward, for before I had been in the   place half an  hour- she had told me" the same old story ; how they  were going to be sold up because the mortgage had  been foreclosed and how they would have no bed to  lie upon, and how she hoped that some one would  buy the dresser who would appreciate it���and finally  seeing I didn't rise to the bait;, she offered me the  dresser for, $200.  " I refused the offer and came back to London.  Tuesday, I went to the people in Tottenham Court  road and asked them if they had customers in the  Vale Clwyd ' named L,awyn. The' manager referred to books and told me that they had, and that  they bought a good many imitation"' antiques." Last  yeart) for instance, he said, they had four carved  dressers, two gate-legged tables, a grand-fathers'  clock���. But 1 didn't wait to hear the rest, Tom.  I tell 3'ou it hit me pretty hard, old man."���London  Evening News.  -HJV  canadians  ���^Pacific Kv.  AND   S00 LINE  IMPERIAL LIMITED  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 Revclstoke daily for St.  Paul, Thursdays for, Montreal and Boston,  Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto.  elson to Toronto  85 hours ; Montreal, 89 hours ; New York, 101  hours, Winnipeg, 45 hours ; Vancouver, 30  hours ; Victoria, 35 hours.  2-DAILYTRAINS-2  To and from Bobson, Kossland.  7.00 k Lv. NELSON Arr. 10.50k  15.45k Lv. NELSON Arr. 19.25k  Morning train daily for north and main  line via Robson, and, except Sunday,' for  Sandon, JSloean points and m Am line via  Slocan City.  KOOTENAY LAKE���KASLO ROUTE.  Ex. Sun. Str. Kokanee . Ex. Sun  16.00k.Lv. 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. 2.30k  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,lAgent, Nelson.  W. F. Anderson, E.J. Coyfe,  Trav. Pass. Agent, A. G. P. Agent  Nelson, B.C. Vancouver, B. C.  Nelson Planing Mill  Doors, Sashes and turned Work  Brackets and Office Fittings  Satisfaction Guaranteed.   Prices Reasonable  FRED. J, SQUIRE  COMHANDING ATTENTION  is simply a matter of being-  well dressed.  Those who wear garments  cut and tailored by us will receive all the attention a well  dressed man deserves.  Our winter suits - of Harris  Homespuns are marvels of  good quality, good style and  good workmaship. The  value is great.  Baker St. kelson.  KOOTENA Y LAKE: SAW MILE  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and Sash & Doors  Satisfaction  Given.      Nelson   Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hen dry x Street. Turned Work.  JOHN RAE, AGENT.  w*'/'  ^JUULfcJUUUU^^  NWMUMUUMalB

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