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Array VOI,. III.  NELSON, B. C. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1899.  NO.  15"  THE', NELSON ECONOMIST \s Issued svery 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 ber carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless  articles. '  Notice.���There .are  several hundred readers of The  Economist'behind in their subscriptions. ,  No doubt this  , *s attributable to neglect and all   that  will be required to  ensure a hasty response is this gentle reminder.  As we have said, those who circulated the pc tition  against the music hall by-la v have found out that  Nelson is ill need of some place that will minimize  the evils of a vice that is spreading to an alarming  extent. How do they propose to coimtact this evil ?  Where are young men without homes to spend the  evening ? If it were not for the the, fact ; that those  same young men are thrown on their own resources  to select ���entertainment, how long would these dens  of iniquity flourish oh the principal street of,Nelson ?  Those women have grown rich on the  money of the  young men who have been driven to their houses because of lack of something tc divert interest in other  directions.  f~\WING to the absence of Aid. Been the music  ^~S hall by-law was laid over till the next meeting  of the council. The opponents of the music hall  will present a petition against the by-law, while ���  those who are in favor of it will present a petition  endorsing the general piiuciples of the by-law. We  rather imagine the discussion of the subject'   and the  ; circulation of the petitions have developed a few facts  that the, general public have overlooked; and that is,  ������ Nelson is badly in1 need of some place where young  men and visitors to the city miy pass away an hour  or so in harmless amusement. The Economist  has long, held this view, and for that reason has  advocated the establishment ofa music hall, shorn of  those disgraceful features that are so often *o be  found in the variety hall dive in the mining camps.  A variety hall without police surveillance and permitted to be conducted on the lines of those dens of  iniquity which disgraced Kaslo, Sandon and other  towns, would not be any better than houses of prostitution, and must not be permitted. The by-law is  very emphatic on this point, and certainly the citizens  of Nelson will not permit any su^h festering evil to  exist here. The respectably conducted music hall  seemed to us the only solution of the problem, and  for this reason we have advocated it.  The Economist would prefer a high-class vaudeville house, in which liquor'5 would not be sold, to  a music hall. But such a venture could only  be made a success by popular subscription, as no  manager v\ ho knew his business would undertake an  enterprise of that character without some reasonable  assurance of success. A vaudeville manager who  ,. would engage cheap artists without knowing some-  thing about their special ability to attract audiences  would make an ignominious0 failure of the venture.  The successful conduct of a vaudeville house de-  marids exceptional qualifications and judgment in certain lines. Before any manager would consider a  venture of this character in a city of the population of  Nelson he would require a guarantee of at least $300  per week.  Every resident of Nelson has unlimited faith in the  future of the city. But to reach the limit of our  aspirations the city must be made attractive for all  classes. Already the citizens have established the  nucleus of a library. Much of the credit of this undertaking must be given to the ladies who have  worked unceasingly to provide Nelson with a library  that has already done an incalculable amount of good.  But there are many whose tastes do not incline in the  direction of reading books, and many more who like  to sandwich their reading with music and light entertainment, and there are  yet  hundreds  who  do   not  1  care for fiction or history..  This latter class, if properly looked after might  develop  into good  citizens.  Just now they spend the earlier part of their evenings  around the saloons, and later on   in an  intoxicated  condition parade the  streets  making  night  hideous  with their howls of profanity  and  obscenity, terrorizing  women   and  corrupting  young   children.    A  great many of them sooner or later  reach the brothels and there contract associations th&t  mean ruin to  reputation and health.-   Will no one stretch   forth a  hand to save these wrecks of humanity ?    They   are  not regarded as desirable visitors to the homes of our  citizens and the Nelson Club has not yet signified its.  willingness  to   accept   them,  as  members.    Where  must they go ���to the saloon and the  brothel.    Then  there is no deliverance.    Have  those  who are circulating the petition against the  music hall taken   the  future of this class into consideration.    If so,   what  are they prepared to offer that will  assist,in making  them good citizens.    In the name  of all that is virtuous and pure in   humanity,   speak now.    Is  our  ?!  I* THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ���*>.%  much-boasted Christian charity a myth ? Evasion home. This has happened before, and undoubtedly  of the question,means contributing towards*and com- will happen again. We"do not'wish to be ��� under-  plicity in the crime. stood as* reflecting on anyone in this matter.      Here   , ��� in Canada every British subject is regarded a Canadian  We believe the people who are moving in the mat- and given every hereditary privilege of the ''native  ter of a music hall are actuated by the highest and born." - That shows we are Britains first and Cana-  purest motives���that of reclaiming the victims who dians afterwards. Our objection is that the selection  are gradually descending the social  scale.    They are     of Old Counttymen to uphold the military spirit   and  credit of Canada does not fulfill the spirit and .intention or the undertaking to send Canadian volunteers  to the defence of the Empire.    , We are proud of  the  prepared to entertain any proposal calculated.to make  men better and warn those who are alread}' hovering  around the brink of the danger. A gymnasium  will not fill the bill. The majority of men who labor  physically for a living do not require a gymnasium  to develop'their muscle. What they do want, and  their desire in the respect of signing a petition in favor of a'music hall almost approaches a demand, is a  place where they can sit down and smoke nnd commune with their friends, without sacrificing their  manhood. Again we ask the opponents of the music  hall what have they to offer as a substitute? Now is  the accepted time to speak for salvation.  The Government of the Dominion of Canada has.  had a striking illustration of the colonial spirit in the  almost instantaneous response- of 42,000 volunteers  from Canada to the call of dutyc The loyalty of  Canadians can no longer be called into question. As  Sir Hibbert Tupper put it, when addressing the  volunteers ;in Nelson Monday evening, it��is the full  force and meaning of the refrain of the poet, " Hands  around." We are especially proud of the young men  in Kootenay who offered to make sacrifices for the  Empire. We are sure those chosen will give a good  account of themselves, but we are not   sure   that the  o  selections will give satisfaction.     As we  understand  it, the call was   to   show   the   world that Canadians  were one in spirit' with   the   Motherland.     Already  it had   been   demonstrated on many   a   well-fought  battlefield that   the   British people were loyal to the  flag, and it seems to many that the choice, (out of all  proportion to the number volunteering) of  so   many  Old Countrymen did not convey the   lesson that was  intended to be taught..    Of  the   four   taken   from  Nelson, only one was a Canadian born.     Three were  Scotchmen by   birth,   and we   are certain they   will  fight with all the heroic determination that' has made  Scotia's sons under arms a foe   to   be   feared.     No  better men could have been chosen, and no one finds  fault on that score ;   but suppose one   of  the   three  chosen should accomplish an act   of   heroism worthy  of special mention, would he be given credit for it as  a  Scotchman or as a Canadian ?   Again, when these  men come in contact with a  British   officer, which is  more than likely to occur, for the  British   officer   is  more affable with a colonial private  than he is   with  one of his own men, what will be the officer's surprise  to hear what he supposed to be a   Canadian responding to a question writh the rich accent of Old Scotland ?  ���;. The same may be said of Englishmen and   Irishmen  chosen, and we  are   convinced   that   British officers  will not   regard   it  altogether as a mark of Canadian  sentiment and loyalty when we send to South  Africa  the same class of men  they could   have , secured at  spirit that���animated the Scotchmen who have gone  to the front, but we may be pardoned for remarking  we would be prouder still if they were Canadians.,  "      Another topic for discussion-in connection with the  dispatch of colonial volunteers to South Africa, is the  suggestion to have a Canadian regiment  officered by  Canadians.    We sincerely hope such a thing will not  be attempted.    Canadians know  practically nothing  of war.    They never heard the, sound  of bullets in  , earnest, and they know little, if anything, of regular  .  army discipline.    Were we to learn that a  Canadian  regiment officered by Canadians was engaged in action Ave would have some fears  as to- the' result. . A  soldier may be ever so brave and capable of the greatest deeds of daring, but the first roar of the . cannon, .  ifif he has never been in  action   before, unnerves him,  and perhaps precipitate a stampede.,, Fifty  per cent,  of the British army are accustomed to the barking of  an enemy's guns, and at least seventy-five per  cent,  of the officers have seen more or less ^active  service.  The guns of the enemy is inspiriting music  to  their  finely-attuned warrior e^rs.   The proportion of fatalities among British officers is far greater than that of  the men.    They expose  themselves recklessly to the ,  bullets of the enemy, for the more perilous the chance  taken the greater the  reward^    They kno-f   how to  die.    What we hope will be done is that the colonial  volunteers will be attached . to   British regiments���at  least during'the early stages of the  campaign.    Let  the Canadian officers and men once smell powder and  stand  the first v'shock,   and  for  many reasons  they  should be superior to the soldier of an}'-  country' in  the world.    They are the material out of which great  soldiers  are   made, but   they are not  yet soldiers.  Again, one volunteer is worth ten pressed men.  The magnanimity of the Liberal party of the  Dominion of Canada was perhaps never more forcibly  illustrated than on the occasion of the call for officers  and men for service in South Africa. Of the officers  selected to accompany the contingent, considerably  over half are Conservatives. This may be taken  either as an evidence of faith in the superior military  qualities of Conservative officers, or as a desire on  the part of Liberal officers to seek the greater security  to life and liinb afforded by remaining at home. When  the Liberal party wants soldiers, it seeks them in  the Conservative ranks, but when it wants political  office seekers, it never goes outside the ranks of its  own party.     But there are good soldiers among the THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Liberals, and we have a few of  these   right   here  in  British Columbia.  In commenting on the disgraceful condition of the  ,_._. Court House a^ Nelson, The Economist only voiced  ^s*P the opinion of the public and of every jugde who has  been so unfortunate as to be called upoir to preside  at the.court. It was not, as the Tribune suggests,  a desire to take a fling at the Semlin Government.  That aggregation has so many sins to answer for already, that we did not consider another charge of  wilful neglect would make much difference. The  judges on the British Columbia bench cannot be  accused of hostility to Mr. Semlin, yet they, have  declared the Nelson Court House to be the foulest  place of the kind in the Province, The Tribune is  altogether too sensitive about matters affecting the  Semlin administration.  The visit of President Shaughnessy and other  C. P. R. officials to Nelson this_week has decided the  question as to this city becoming a divisional -point.  Mr. Shaughnessy has stated, that Nelson would be  made a divisional point; and more than that he has  announced that the company will begin at once - to  make certain rearrangements in the C. P. R. yard,'  whic will embrace extensive improvements along  the waterfront, including a station, workshops, etc.  This will mean the permanent employment here of.-a  .small army of workmen and a consequent heavy payroll. Of course N elson will be asked to make some  concessions in the way of tax exemptions, and no  doubt our citizens will deal liberally with the company. No obstacle should be'thrown in the way of  the C. P. R's policy to assist in making Nelson a  great distributing centre.  There are other filthy spots in Nelson besides the  Court House. ,, Take the streets, for instance. There  is scarcely a street in the city at the present time that  is not covered a foot thick with mud. The majority  of the crossings are almost "impassable, and heavy  rains will always produce the same results until the  City Council devises a system of permanent street  improvements. Patching up streets has resulted  in failure in every other city in the world. Why  should we expect it to work differently here?  We do not want to seem like asking too much, but  we do hope that the Dublin Fusileers will leave a  Boer or so for the Rocky Mountain Rangers.  In the din and shout of battle these days, we do  not hear that sole embodiment of the Imperial idea,  Sir Wilfrid Laurier, calling ou his patriotic French-  Canadian soldiers to follow him to the fight.  Capt. Hodgins is a fine type of the colonial soldier,  and while he may not have the largest command that  will reach South Africa, he can point to Messrs.  Dickson, Patterson and Lee with a considerable degree  of pride. That they may all distinguish themselves  iu the present conflict is the earnest wish of every  citizen of Nelson.  There was afloat last evening a rumor that the  mine-owners and miners had held a consultation and  settled their differences. t Investigation disclosed that,  there was no truth in the rumor and that no meeting  had taken place: There is a feeling, however, in certain quarters that an effort will be made on behalf of  one party to the dispute to effect a reconciliation, but  on what basis no one is yet prepared to say.  As an entertainer, no Canadian has been longer  before the public than Mr. J. W. Bengough, the  cartoonist, who will shortly be seen at the Nelson  Opera House. All'the public men of Canada have  been, at one time or another caricatured by Mr. Ben-  gaugh, and although on occasion severe enough, he  never left a sting. An enjoyable evening with  Canada's famous cartoonist may be spent.  ,  Perhaps it may be out of place Jo drag the fair  name of woman into our present" controversy with  Oom Paul, but we cannot refrain from remarking  that the printed pictures of Mrs. Oom'Paul do not  convey any striking evidences of beauty on the part  of that lady. < -  The Economist would be specially remiss in its  duty were it to neglect extending congratulations to  fhe Smelter band on having added " Rule Britannia"  to its repertoire of,popular marches.  '1 HE Ottawa Citizen- is strongly of the opinion that  the Transvaal has some outside backing, or it would  not be so Transvaliant.  Things appear to be coming Kruger's w.,y   these  days.  The Shamrock lost in New York, but the , Dublin  .Fusileers sustained the   glory of   Old   Ireland iu the ,r  Transvaal.  It is expected that Hon. J. H. Turner, ex-Premier  of British Columbia, will arrive in Victoria early next  week.  With so many Conservatives fighting in South  Africa, now would be a good time for Laurier to bring  on a general election.  Nei<SON is rapidly developing into a wholesale  center. Our wholesale merchants can fill orders for  every branch of trade. Even in jewellery we can sell  most advantageously to the trade. Mr. Jacob Dover  is how making a tour of the Boundary country with  a line of samples not exceeded in quality and variety  by the representatives of Eastern jewellery!houses,  and the prices are all right, too. EVENTS AND GOSSIP  T RECEIVED the following letter last Saturday :  J- Union Club, Victoria, B. C, October 19th.  Dear Sir : ��� Apropos of the item iu Events and  Gossip, Oct. nth, reprisoner being sent after his  keeper ; there is a story told of a small country  town in the Province of Quebec, where the prisoners  used to roam around the town, returning for meals  and lock-up; One of these turned up late on several  occasions. His ��keeper treated him to the sharp  reprimand that unless he came in on time he would  lock him out. Yours truly,  Fred J. Claxton.  I was conversing with a bank clerk the other  day,  and in the course , of   the   conversation he remarked  about the popular notion, that men who occupied such ���  positions as his had the very ''softest   snaps" of any  class of working-people alive, and said that such opinions were entirely erroneous. ,   It, was true that   dry  goods store and grocery clerks and workshop employees  labor more hours'-ao day than,,bank   clerks, but   their  labors were nothing like as confining,   nerve destroy-  ��� ing and perplexing.,,   There could be, in his opinion,  no harder work in the world than keeping one's eyes  glued on a page full of figures all day, figures   which  represented'nothing but mathematical  sums of which  the solution was never reached.     The monotony and  dreariness ��� of   it   was   something    appalling,    and  especially so on those da}^s which come to   every one  when, though riot sick, the"mind and brain refuse  to  work with alacrity and precision.      It  w?s  maddening,'dull, ambition-destroying, and-altogether undesirable employment.     This is a view which is  entirely  contrary to the general opinion, but   it only goes   to  prove  the   well-known fact, that each   man   believes  the  one   particular vocation   which   he   pursues is  beyond cavil, the   hardest   and most disagreeable  of  ���all which life offers.  A prominent feature,of thj mercantile reports is  the announcements from the different districts regarding strikes. I have given the relationship  between capital and labor considerable thought, and I  am convinced that one of the greatest mistakes made  by workingmen when airing their often supposed  grievances against capital is that it is the least of  the forces against which labor has to contend. The  truth is that there are forces far more powerful than  capital that take advantage of labor,; forces that at  the same time take adyantageof capital-���the forces  of intellect and will. If all capital, all money, all  wealth, so called, should be utterly. destroyed at one.  fell blow, what would be the result ? Simply that the  industrial society would reorganize itself on^much the  same lines and give its highest rewards, as usual, to  men of the highest ability; and the lowest to those, as  in the past,: who could contribute nothing but muscular force to the creation of new   capital.   Indefatig  able resolution   ;.ud   hard   self-denial would slowly,  perhaps, but surely,   make the   conquering force   of  will a social power.   Capital is created by this genius  for accumulation,'and no'laws or institutions that have  ever been created by man   have   availed   against it.  The man who lives for the future' will   survive   and  flourish from a pecuniary standpoint ;   the man who  lives only'for'the present will surelyperish.    Ninety-  nine per cent of the intellect,    will   and   muscle that  enter the world possess no other  capital.      Wherever  you   find   capital  there   you   will find the greatest  number desiring to use capital, and wherever capital  finds most employment.there' you , will   find   labor.  Labor cannot,be   taxed to ' destruction rior to   point  when it   ceases to be   productive,' but   capital is frequently forced to risk utter  destruction and'annihilation in order to   be   productive.     If   there  were   a  better   understanding   between , labor   and   capital,  strikes   would   not   be,  so   numerous.      Too   often  capitalists   take  it  for    granted   that   governments  should be run altogether in their interests, and  labor  has no rights that capital is bound to respect..    That  is atyrannygbf capital.   When labor undertakes to die-'  tate to capital how it should be distributed and with-  out taking into consideration the safety and profits of  the venture, then we have a t}Tanuy of labor.  Several recent sensational murders are . affording  texts for sermons in Canadian and United States  papers. It is pointed out that many of the most  atrocious murders of recent years have been committed by church members���good living young men,  who read good books, and in such cases the victims  have nearly'all been young women. Commenting  on the salutary influence of the Church in its general  , workings one paper qualifies this much of an admission by alleging that religion provides a cloak for  scoundrels who masquerade as godly men that they  may serve their own evil ends. The term '��� man of  the world," continues the same publication, usually  carries with, it the thought that a man has had his experiences in life and knows thoroughly good from  bad through having bad ample association with both.  To the unworldly the term implies that his associations outside the pale of conventionality have been  numerous. This man does not pretend to be good  in its narrow acceptation. He knows that the ages of  public consent havejmade the laws of personal conduct  in man much less rigid than with women. He is  rarely a seducer, and his general respect for women  is of the highest order. His intrigues are upon the  basis that '' woman leads and man follows." He is  quite willing to follow, but is equally willing to stop,  the moment a word or a look from her implies that  the affair must go no. further. Women .'frequently,-.  engage in affairs . that are unconventional through  vanity, love of admiration, or pure mischievousness,  and know that they can be as safe as they- wish to be THE NELSON ECONOMIST  with a  man  of the  world.     Worldly women   will  ���  trust themselves or their daughters , with   this   man  much more quickly than with  the   man   whose pretentions of .goodness   are   too   great.     They   know  that in the   indulgence of the baser passions the man  of the world looks to those  already unfortunate" and  does.not seek victims, and the willing can hardly   be  called victims.      Churches are cursed by a   few such  scoundrels as Durant, who, a few years ago, murdered  Blanche Lamont aud, Minnie Williams in Emmanuel  " Baptist  Church, . San ��� Francisco.     He   had    been  proven   an   insulter   of   women   upon   all- possible  occasions,   using  the church   for ..opportunity  and  cover. ���   One such wolf,   under  the- lamp's   wool   of  the church is worse   than a   whole pack   of howling  vampires  in   their   own guise after one poor, lamb."  Another notable instance was the-case .of Rev. J. W,.  Reams, the Methodist' clergyman   of   Merced, Cal.,  who, a few years ago, seduced Lucy Rucker, a young  girl of his congregation,, sloping with her to Victoria.  Congregations  cannot   watch   too   closely   for   the  evidence of the   Durant   and   Reams   types in their  midst.     Mothers cannct  be" too   careful   about  the  company  their  daughters    keep.     Young    women '  away from home  who wish to be good, should never  forgive the first improper advance���to   pardon   is   to  encourage. - It seems a hard thing, to say,    and there  are notable exceptions,   but be   careful,   how far you  trust the young man of apparent unusual goodness.  Miss LaDell, t the elocutionist, gave one of' her  unique entertainments at the .Nelson Opera House,  last Monday evening. ' In several of the scenes the  audience was deeply ' moved-; indeedr so great was  the nervous, strain that many left the house before  the entertainment was half over.  The French Company will play a return engagement of three nights at the Nelson Opera House, beginning Thursday evening, with "Young Mrs. Win-  throp." The company was here a few weeks ago,  and no doubt they will receive a hearty welcome on  their return.  ,  I learned that his firm had spent a fabulous" sum in the  use of printers' ink, and  I inferred  from   what the  gentleman told me that,he  had' no reason to  regret  his  investment.     The"  young    man who" runs  the  �� establishment   is  a  firm  believer iu  the  merit" of  heralding forth the virtues of his wares, and he  does-  so  with the_-cousciousness of a person who has something to' offer to the people.     I asked a canvasser the  other day who were the most liberal  advertisers, ai?d  f his answer was brief���" Successful men."     He   told  me chat he never-called on a man   who knew nothing  about business  to   solicit ah  advertisement���for the  very good reason that he would not get it.   ;> '' There  are altogether too many firms in   business,"' he said.  '' Men get tired of, tilling, the soil and they  go   into,  business.     They    know    nothing   whatever   about  keeping stock, and less about the methods pursued by  men who conduct large  houses.     These   men never  advertise, aud I regard it as   so much waste   time iu  calling  on   them   for   an advertisement.     The men  who advertise are those who have a good thing   and  are   not   afraid   to   court investigation."     A larp-e  percentage   of  the   millionaires   of   Great' Britian,  ���Canada   and   the   United  States are, or were at one  time, liberal patrons,of  the  columns   of   the  press.  Sir Thomas   Liptoii  is one of the   most conspicuous  instances.  There have been many humorous stories told of  the experiences of Englishmen iu the Northwest, but  the following, I think, is something new. A few  years ago a young Englishman took up a ranch in  the Territories and stocked it well with horses and  cows. The first winter, on the advice of a neighbor,  he bought a lot of bran for his cattle. It cost a great  deal, and the young rancher determined he would not  pay out so much money the following winter. So,  when the spring came he plowed twenty acres of his  ranch and koived brcvu,.  A few years ago a capitalist made a proposal to buy  out the stock and good-will  of   the   Royal    Baking  Powder  Company,   New  York City.     An   appointment was made and the capitalist was informed- thai-  it would take several million   dollars to buy   out the  firm.     He asked to   be   shown the   stock,; .and was  surprised to find only a few, thousand   dollars worth,  of goods on hand.      He regarded it as rather a strange  matter tlmt the assets of the firm should   be valued at  several millions when the /stoat  only   represented   a  few thousand dollars.      He was shown  the books'' .of  the firm and, he found that practically all. the assests  of the firm were the vast .sii'm.a of money paid out for  (judicious advertising.    From this it may be reasoned  that  one firm in this world at   least   has found it  to  :>be profitable to advertise.      The   other day, in   conversation with one of the leading merchants of Nelson,  Awa}' down in the bottom of nearly   every   heart,  no matter be the   possessor   rich   or poor, there is a  warm spot for the scenes and conditions of   youthful  days.      I read a little   incident in a   paper the other  day of a director of   a large   corporation who was in  the habit of,prowling  around his ' office,   which emphasizes   the   statement   with   which the paragraph  begins.      One morning' he happened to   come  across  the dinner pail of the   office boy.      His curiosity led  : him', to take off the   cover.      A   slice of home-made  bread,   two   doughnuts,    and   a   piece of  a}-pie-pie  tempted   the   millionaire's, appetite..:.; He became a  boy again,,and the dinner���paii seemed;to be the same  one he-;carried sixty, years ago.     Just then the office  Ix^ came iii; and surprised the old man e? ting the. pie  ���he had finished the bread   and   the   doughnuts.  "That's   my   dinner your eating?"   said the   boy.'  "Y'es, sonny, suspect it;may,be,,  but it's   a first rate  one, fot,all that: i   I've not eaten so good v   one > for  sixty years."      <( There," he   added,   as lie finished  the pie, " take that and go   out and buy   yourself   a  ."���  r��KM 8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  \ .  dinner:   but you wont get so   good   a one," and he  handed the boy a five dollar bill.      For, days   after  fie old man kept referring to the first-class dinner he  had eaten from the boy's pail.  Anion* the prominent visitors to Nelson this week  are Sir. Charles Hibbert Tupper and Mr. Charles  Wilson., Sir Hibbert is attending to his court .business- and incidentally,-no doubt, glancing over the  political field. " His appearance on the platform on  the occasion of his short address to the volunteers,  brought forth .a ��� spontaneous; outburst of To*/  applause. , ,  Mr Charles Wilson or, " Charlie" Wilson, as ,.his  friends call him; is in the public eye at the present  time -. His name has been suggested us leader of the  new Provincial Conservative party, and as such his  movements are watched with ' much interest by local  Conservatives.  The fire department was called out Monday evening ' and the mud impeded progress to the extent that  the hook and ladder truck might easily have been  mistaken for the principal vehicle in-a funeral procession. ���    ^  ' The Tramway Company will  have the power  on  before the cars arrive from Peterboro.  Good strikes are reported from several mining districts in the interior.  An"eminent archseologist has been delving on Baker street and come across several steel rails running  parallel with each. Antiquarians are of the opinion  that the rails of the Nelson Tramway Company have  at last been unearthed.  Canadians   were  specially  pleased to   learn  that  General Ynle with a handful of men had performed a -  brilliant strategetical movement.    The  general  is a  native of Canada. ..'���-"  ' The state department is evidently not disposed to  consider the Alaskan boundary claims of the Canadian Government, as outlined by Sir Louis Davis.  They say Sir Louis Davis proposal is nothing more  or less than a summary of the claims heretofore pre-  ferred.  It is with pleasure I observe that John Houston  has been enrolled as a member of the Nelson Curling  Club. When John's Scotch blood gets up, he will  wield "thestanes" with devastating precision.  Previous to her departure for a six months'visit to  California, Mrs. Brougham, assisted by other local  talent, will give a farewell concert at the Nelson Opera  House. During her residence in this city, Mrs.  Brougham has done much to elevate music. She,  has ever been ready to respond when called upon   to  sing for charitable purposes, and it is with no desire  to reflect on other vocalists in the city when I say  many a musical event would have fallen very flat, had  it.not been for the presence of this lady. The  citizens of Nelson will leave themselves open to  the charge of ingratitude if'they fail to accord Mrs.  Brougham a perfect ovation on, the occasion of her  farewell concert: It will be many months before we  hear her splendidly trained voice again, so let us all  unite in making the forthcoming concert a-success.'  It is noted at Victoria that the best marksmen of  Fifth regiment did not enlist for service in ^ South  Africa.     Good marksmen are most   wanted   in   the  P O  present conflict. , ' r. o-.  TO A SKELETON.   c "   ' ��  Behold this ruin !   "Twasaskull  Once of ethereal spirit full.  '  This narrow cell was Life's retreat,  , This space was Thought's mysterious seat.  What beauteous visions filled the spot,  What dreams of pleasure long forgot ?    ,  Nor hope, nor joy, nor love, nor fear,  Have left one trace of record here.  Beneath the moldering canopy  Once shone the bright and busy eye,  But start not at the dismal void-^  ��� If social love that eye employed,  If with ho lawless fire it gleamed,  But through the.dews of kindness beamed,  That eye should be forever bright ���  When stars and,,sun are sunk in night.  Within this hollow cavern hung  The ready, swift, and tuneful tongue ;  If Falsehood's honey it disdained.  And when it could not praise was chained ;  If hold in Virtue's cause it spoke-  Yet gentle concord never broke���  This silent tongue shall plead for thee  When time unveils Eternity !  Say, did these fingers delve the mine ?  Or with the envied rubies shine ?   jr0.hftw the rock or wear the gem  Can little now avail to them.  But if the page of Truth they sought,  Or comfort to the mourner brought,  These hands a richer meed shall claim  Than all that wait on Wealth and Fame.       s  Avails it whether bare or shod  These feet the paths of duty trod ?  If from Affliction's humble shed ;  If Grandeur's guilty bribe they spurned,  And home to Virtue's cot returned���  These feet with angel wings shall vie,  And tread the palace of the sky !  ���"���"**. r Anonymous.  %'  The Ancient Order of Hibernians of St, John, N,  B has repudiated the action of the Montreal division  in'passing a resolution of sympathy with the Boers.  The Winnipeg contingent for the Transvaal left on  Tuesday for Quebec, They were given a hearty  send-off.  A Red Cross Society has been formed at.Ottawa.: HERE AND THERE  The Pleasant Sensations of Hanging.  Early in the century a man came back ' from the..  grave. His name was Hugh Raymond, and he was,  hanged for crime. By some rare chance his neck  was unbroken by the drop, and the vital spark was  not extinct when friends, bore the body away and  o succeeded in bringing him back-to life.  The message that Raymond brought back was surprising. He said that the real punishment of a man  who is hanged is not. physical pain, but the terror  of , approaching death. Hanging itself was merely  " the languorous going to sleep ofa drowsy man,  wherein were mingled sensations as in moments of  strange bodily "ecstasy." The1" fact'that Raymond's  account of his hanging eliminates the element of pain  makes it probable that he was telling the truth. If  he had felt any p .in at all, he>, would have been inclined to exaggerate it.  ���     From Raymond's case physicians ' have   generally  , concluded that hanging iu itself does not cause' pain.,  It is the feir of being' hanged-.that   hurts./   The convulsions of  the   body   so . often   noticed are purely  muscular, not the writhings ofla man in agony.  perty !"   The Court, was  held   in an upper room, so  the usher stood aghast at the order.  " Please, you Lordship, it's'downstairs," he stammered.  "Then bring it up instantly, "sternly ordered  the  Judge.     The usher departed, and a  moment laterT a  pounding and  bumping,   mingled with   earnest   ex-,  hortations, was heard on the staircase;   the door, was  pushed open, and.the paiiting official appeared, drag-/  ging in a native blue bull.     His Lordship was dum-'  founded, but speedily, recovered his   composure, and  observed, with judicial wisdom, "It is   always best,  when possible, for the Judge to   personally view the  stolen property.     Usher, you may remove the���ah���  stolen propart)7," , *._���  Love-Making On,Board Ship.  Once a captain of a famous >Gunard ship plying  ' between Liverpool and New .York became known as  " Calico Hains," because "of his fondness for fair ladies  who might take passage with .him. But that was  nothing. A whole steamship-line���the.great Peninsular and Oriental���is being .roundly denounced because its officers are such unmitigated flirts. The  company has been obliged to make new rules regulating the conduct of junior officers towards passengers.  A sad case is reported from . Melbourne. A man  out there sent money to his-sweetheart in England to  come over and become his wife. Two days after  landing she married an officer - of the ship that  carried her to Australia. Then the disappointed  man sent for his sister '.to ^be .his housekeeper. She  came, but was soon married toanother brass-buttoned  lover.  The doctor is usually the worst-flirt on board ship.  He's apt to be a young fellow, just out of the medical  school, and his duties placehini ��� at one upon confidential terms with ladies who have headaches. It  is generally understood thatthe-ship's doctor can cut  out even the "old man,".the:eaptaim .  How An Elephant Saved a Battle.  There is a beautiful story of an old elephant engaged in a battle on the plains of India. He was a  standard-bearer, and' carried on his huge back the  Royal ensign, the rallying-point of the Poona host,  At the beginning of the'fight he lost his master. The  " mahout," or driver, had just given the word halt,  when he received a fctal wound, and'fell to the ground,  . where he lay under a heap of slain. The obedient  elephant stood still while the battle closed around  him and the standard he carried. He never stirred  a foot, refusing to advance or retire, as the conflict  became hotter aud fiercer, until the Mahrattas, seeing  the standard still flying steedily in its place, refused  to believe that they were being beaten, and rallied  again and again round the colors. , And all this  "while, amid the din of battle the patient animal stood  straining its ears to catch the sound of that voice it  would never hear again. At length the tide of conquest left the field deserted. The Mahrattas swept  on its pursuit of the flying foe but the elephant, like  a rock, stood there, with the dead and dying around,  and the ensign waving in its place. For three days  and nights .it remained where its master had given  the command to halt. No bribe or threat could move  it. They then sent to a village, one hundred miles  away, and brought the mahout's little son. The  noble hero seemed then to remember how the driver  had sometimes given his authority to the little child,  and immediately, with all the shattered trappings  dinging as he went, Spaced quietly and slowly   away  A Production In the Case.  An Indian Judge, when Just appointed to his  position was not very well acquainted with Hindustani, He was trying -a icase in which a Hindoo  was charged with stealings ���"nilghai," or blue bull.  The Judge had not the slightest idea what a "nilghai''  was, but it would not do to-betray his'ignorance tp/the  natives, so he said, ",BringJforward  the   stolen pro-  A Hero Of Waterloo.  The Duke of Wellington was once asked who, in  his opinion, was the bravest man at Waterloo.  ���M can't tell you that," he said, " but I can tell  ,you of  one   than   whom I   am sure   there   was no  'braver," " ."/;/, '�����-.',���"  The following isthe story put in   the words of the  writer :-t-- ....���������  " There was a private in the artillery. A farmhouse with an orchard, surrounded by a thick hedge,  ��� ''.'.��� " ��� ���    ������        ���>'     ' i-   ���   ���   '  tiMa 10  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  formed a most important point in the   British   position, and was ordered to be   held' against   the enemy  at any  sacrifice.      The   hottest   of   the battle, raged  around the   point, but   the, English behaved   well,  and beat back the French again and again.  ,  "Atlast the powder and ball  were   found   to   be  running short: at the same time the hedges surrounding  the  orchard  took 'fire.     In   the   meantime   a  messenger had been sent to the rear for more powder  and ball, and in a  short  time   two   loaded   wagons  came galloping down to the   farmhouse,   the gallant  defenders of which were keeping   up   a 'scanty   fire  through the flames which surrounded'the post.    The  driver of the first wagon spurred his ���  horses towards  the burning heap, but the flames rose fiercely, round  and caught the   powder,   which   exploded, sending  rider, horses, and waggon in fragments into the open  air.    For one instant the driver of the second waggon  paused, appalled by his   comrade's fate ;   the   next,  observing that the flames,   beaten back for a moment  by the'explosion, afforded him one desperate chance,  he sent his horses at   the  smouldering   breach,'and,  ���amid the cheers of   the garrison,    lauded his   cargo  ,  safely withim     Behind1 him the flames closed up and  raged more fiercely  than ever.     This private never  lived to receive the reward which his act merited, but.  later in the engagement he was  kilied,   (lying   with  the consciousness that he had saved the day."  Absent-Minded Men.  When a boj', Coleridge, walking along .-a   London,  street,   swinging , his   arms,   accidentally struck his.  hand against a  man's   pocket,  and   was   promptly  collared for a shocking young.pick pocket."   Bursting  into tears, he blubbered : ���'' I���I'm no thief,  sir.    I  was playing I was  Leander   swimming   the   Helle- ,  spont.''     'You know the ���rest���how   the gentleman  apologised and helped the lad to get books and learning- ' '' '���   Horace Greelev was ��� very absent-minded. It is.'  told of him that when he was at dinner one day a  plate of cheese was passed by the servant. Instead  of taking one piece he took the plate -in his left hand  and ate piece by piece, talking between bites about  tho Brook Farm experiment until the last bite dis- .  appeared. ��� .  The Rev. Mr. Swinton, of Oxford, was once.'called '  upon' to preach to three men condemned to be hanged;  on ��� the following Friday.    He used for the purpose a,  ..Humphreys & Pittock  e   ��  ��  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street,,  Telephone No. 93.   . v   All  Leading  Newspapers  Agents for  victoria colonist  Seattle Times  S. F. Bulletin- "  S. F. Call  Nelson Economist  Nelson Miner'  Nelson Tribune  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail and Empire  New York Sunday World  Vancouver News-Advertis er  -Winnipeg Tribune  Winnipeg Telegram  Toronto Globe  And Other Periodicals.  CIGARS  TOBACCO  zmMOBKiac*.z*Ciicz*zx&a  AND  ���    ���    ���  .    .  . . ��� l    I CO J I o m ���  California -Fruit  Received Daily  Osier & Gurd,  nes and Real Estate  Baker Street,  -...Over;..'-'  Bank of Halifax  Nelson, B. C.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Ash, Lady Aberdeen, Lily Fraction, Minto  Fraction and Haddo Fraction Mineral Claims,  situate in the Kelson Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.  Where located :   On Morning Mountain.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, P.L.S.,  of Nelson, acting as agent for Herbert T. AVil-  son, Froo Miner's Oi tinea to No 21.U69 A,  David T. Mowat, Free Minor's Certificate No.  21.71S A, and Malcolm llcddle, Free Miner's  Certificate No B 11,611. intend, sixty days  from the dale hereof, to aypiy to the'Mining  Recorder for Certificates of Improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining Crown (jranis of  the above claims.  And further take notice Unit action, under,  section 37, must be commenced before 1 he-  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated thisMfh day of October, A. D. ISOfl.  John McL.vtoiiir.  EST M��M DUTCHER LB  Wholesale and lidtail  Dealers in  Gamps supplied on .shortest  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive ; careful  attention., ���-, ''  Nothing    bnt    fresh _ and  wholesome, meats and supplies  kept in stock.  '���'' '���,./������ ..'���   ������:������'"'"..:������ .'"���  E. C.-:TRAYES, Manager THE NELSON ECONOMIST  11  sermon on repentance which he had onced  preached.  , It closed with the words : ���" We shall   resume   the  consideration of this topic on next lord's Day."  ,*    One  day the poet Shelley and his friend Trelawney  6^   were leaving the house of  the   former   in   Leghorn  when they stepped ��� over a fat fair   baby in the, doorway.      " Whose child is  that?"   asked   Trelawney.  "Don't know," replied Shelley.     Mrs. Shelley  had  come to see the two set out.      " That's  too   bad not  to know your   own   child," she said.     ���" Why, you  goose, that's Percy."  King Soloman a Pessimist and an Egotist.  And yet this King (Solomon) with his magnificence  and unrivaled power, this shrewd judge, this skillful  statesman, this scholar with his wide culture became  a pessimist,, and stands forth one of the saddest  figures in all the history of melancholy. But if we  analyze his misery we find that he was a pessimist,  not   because   meii   are   disciplined   by conflict and  MRS. BROUGHAM  will give a  FAREWELL CONCERT  In the Nelson Opera House, on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 1899  Assisted by Miss Carey, Mrs. W. A. Macdonald, Mr. Frank Oliver  (of, Rossland), Mr. G. Kydd, Mr. R. M. Macdonald, .Mr. Harris, Mr.  and Mrs. Archbold, Herr Stelner, and a chorus of ladies and gentlemen.  Seats can be obtained at the Thomson's Stationery and Canada  Book and Drug Company's stores.  trouble,     but     Decause"  he     was    "a.    confirmed  egotist.    Had  men .used printing presses  in   those  far-off days the first letter to be   exhausted in setting  up Solomon's copy would have, been the capita  letter " I" "I" builded me houses, ��' I" got me  soldiers, "I" wrote proverbs, "I" had man servants,  "I" had maid servants. Through insatiable  egotism , Solomon lifted up this "I" as a columnar  hitching post, and asked all creation to stand around  and admire him. But simplicity is to a great man  what sweetness is to a rose. A bloated and overwrought egotism makes happiness impossible.  f  BE  si  ...HAVE RECEIVED...  1*0 MORE CARLOADS OF FURNITURE  In Stock.  They do the business because  their prices are the best.  Baker St., Cor. of Kootenay St.,  Nelson, B. C  1  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*������������������������*������* -  ��� \  71  GK &  ������������������������������������������������������J  ���  t  ���  t  ���  ���  LOvyl  1    I  TELEPHONES 10 AND 41.  POSTOFFICE ?OX K & W.  ^ ^ #  I West Baker Street  West Baker Street  'tsmmmmmmsmmii^mmmmmmmimsmmmmiim^im^mmmmmtmmmm THE FETE OF ST. CYPRIAN  I  MARCEL DUPRAT had  come to see his  cousin  Miette���more   than cousin,   he said,   for she  was   to   marry him���and  in the large dining  room at the farmhouse,  where   the kettle' sang over  the alcohol lamp,   he,' was . seated at a   white table,  with a bottle of wine and   a glass   before him.      He  drank a little from time to time as he watched Miette  going' aud coming, busy with household cares.'  ��� ��� Out of doors, in the deep, blue    sky   of   Provence,,  cthe June siiri blazed   down   upon the olive trees, the  wheat and the rose-covered walks,   while in   the distance, across the fields, flowed the  river,   which   in  turn fertilizes and ravages the   surrounding country,  'the rapid and majestic Rhone.  . v ��� ���  Marcel\vas a tall, well-built, good-looking fellow,  and the only >time he came near losing his self-confidence was when he was "with Miette. With .his-  forehead wrinkled, his cane tracing figures on. the  floor, he said, timidly : " Yes, Miette, I have come  to see when you'. are going to decide. Here it is  summer and we are not married yet, and }rou know  you promised '*,' n  Miette, without'pausing in her occupation, replied:  " That concerns my mother and father.    Ask them."  "You know very well, Miette; that is not true.  Your mother and father, . want you to do as you  please.     It all depends on you, and you alone."  Miette laughed   aloud   and,- -leaving   her   work,  ��>  < t  < c  planted Jierself before the young   man,   crossing lie  arms with a resolute air.  " Well, if it depends on me. as 3-011  say,   do   you  want to know when I'will marry von, Marcel?"  "Yes, when?" ' ,  , " When you stop drinking!"   ancLshe returned, to  her work.  " Oh !   that���you always say the same thing."  " Because chere is always the same thing to   say.  " Miette, I assure you, all last week I drank uoth  ing but water."  " But you made up for it on.Sunday."   .  Who told you that?" ,        '  What is the  difference, as long as I know !"  " Well I remember that I did   drink a   little,  that is vour fault, too���you worry me so."  "How?"    ��� ,  " Marry me and you will see that I'll, stop."  ���" I prefer to marry you after you have stopped."  " You will discover some day thatcyou have   been  , unjust'to me."  " We shall see on St. Cyprian's day." ,  This was a day celebrated 03' the country people in  honor of their patron saint.  " Let us see.if; on the day of the fete, you can   go  all day without drinking."  ., "Arid if I do, will you marry me ?"  Perhaps."  ���.  but'  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "Ida D" Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of WestKootenay District.  Where located: On North Fork of Salmon  River, adjoining the -'Second Relief "Mineral  Claim.  Take notice that T/John A. Coryell, Provincial Land Surveyor, as agent for Reginald K.  Neill, Free Miner'siCertifica'te No B 11,676, and  Joseph E. Read.' Free Miner's Certificate No.  19.08S A, intend, sixty days from the' date  hereof, to apolv to the Mining Recorder for  a Certificate of Improvements, iorthe 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 10th day of August, 1899.  Juiix A. Coryell.  ~s  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Meat Merchants  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  ''East End," "Sunnyside" and "Badger"  Mineral Claims, situate in the Nelson Mining  Division of West Kootenay District.  '���Vhere 1 oca red : On Toad fountain, east of  and near the''Grizzly Bear-" Claim.  Take notice that I, A.S. Farwell, agent- for  K J. Palmer, No. 19,91(1 A, as to two-thirds,  and J. H. Wright, No. 23,012 A, as to one-third  undivided interest in said claims, inLend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply 1o the  Mining Recorder for Certificates of Improvements, for Ji<-' purpose of obtaining Crown  Grants of the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificates of Improvements.  Dated Ibis Kith day of October, LSJiH.J  26-10-99 A. v-!. FAitWEm,..  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .    BRANCHES AT   .  ROSSLAND TRAIL NELSON  SANDON THREE FORKS SLOCAN Cm  KASLO  Tiger Mineral Claim, situate in the Nel.son  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located : About five miles west from  Nelson, near Eagle Creek.  Take notice that 1, Arthur S. Farwell, agen  for George A. Kirk, Free Miner's Certificate  No. S8.3S-3, 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 15th day of August, 1S99.  23-8-99. ''���.-���     .    A. S. Ear-well.'  HEN you buy  OKELL & MORRIS' (VKELL & f_  Preserves^ M0RRIS  ^ Fruit Preserves  *  ol you get what are pure British Columbia  o{ fruit and sugar, and your money is left at  )o   home.  Are absolutely the  PUREST AND BEST.  Come iu and   inspect  our   stock  of Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furnishings.  mporters of Heavy and Shelf Hardware, THE NELSON ECONOMIST  13  " Well, good-by," said he, a little encouraged, going toward the door.  " Let me advise you not to   be   so   friendly   with  ��� Cassoulet," said Miette. ,  " Why, he is my very best friend,'.' replied Marcel,  as he left, whistling osten;atiously, but carrying a  heavy heart. .  "  The poor'boy loved Miette more than all the world  and would have sacrificed his life for her gladly, but  some way he had not succeeded in giving up wiiie, in  spite of his many good resolutions. It ivas so strange  that it was so easy to take just one glass, .that one  followed another more easily still.  Ashe walked along the roE.d he thought of his fine  acres of land, of his pretty home, where he had  lived alone since the death of his parents, and , reflected how little he, cared to i\ ork them for himself  alone. The thought of Miette there "keeping the  house for .him made him renew his vows to win her  by not touching another drop of wine.  These vows he would undoubtedly have kept had  it not been for his friend Cassoulet, who was anxious  to supplant him in'the affections of Miette. Seeing "  him determined not to drink, Cassoulet would begin  to sing the praises of Miette, aud then impress upon '  Marcel that she cared more for the young men .of the  town than for a simple farmer like himself, and that  she meant some 'day to throw him   over   and   marry  one of them. Finally Marcel's jealously would become aroused and he would drink to quench its fire.  Of this Miette was always certain to hear, for Cassou-  . let looked out for that. <,  She was very gay and pretty on the day of the fete,  as she stepped from the carriage, with her parents, on  1 he1 bank of the Rhone opposite the place where the  celebration was to take place. Marcel was waiting  there for her, accompanied by his inseparable friend,  Cassoulet. They crossed the river in a boat and  found upon reaching the other side that the great  crowd of people assembled for miles around, were already eating luncheon under  the   shade   of the   big  'trees. ���      '  As soon as lunch was over the dincinir begpn. A  large platform had been built and covered with an  awning nd at one end sat a provincial 'orchestra,  composed of two violins, a flute and a ha? p.  Marcel danced many limes with Mieiie, who smiled  sweetly upon him. He was radiant with joy, forgetting   the   suspicions aroused   by   Cassoulet, and.  "seemed nearer than ever before   to the   realization of  o  his desire. At luncheon he had refused anything  to drink, and now-he promised to do so not only all  day, but all his life. ��� He was'rewarded by a look of  tenderness that made his nap.piuess still deeper.  Those who weie, not dancing sat . at little table-  under th entrees,' and when not,, with Miette, Marcel wa   -  ATfcNflUDt BROlHtfb  JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS  Fine Watches a  Specialty  NELSON, B. G.  A   m sq is 1  fulfil  1 hi n&LL d 1 HEE i ahubui  Family Groceries  Kvery Line Fresh.  Fruit in Season.  ,��*&  V  J3  VANCOUVER and   KELSCK  Near Fhair Hotel. Victoria Ftreei Nelson.  c  ��**  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Ciistom House, Sei?��� 8.C  CLUB  HOTEL  '  Corner Stanley and Siliva Sts.  I RATES; 3>i per clay and up.  5chocner Beer, ��o cents,  E. J-  Curran, Proprietor.  CERTiFSCATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Balmoral Mineral Claim, situate iji (lip  Nelson Minim? Division of West Kooton-:y  Districf.       .    '     ���  Where Located:, On the Hall Mines Wagon  Road, Y)A miles'south ofAiNelson.  Take notice that I, John- McLat.:! io, actinias agent for E. W. Cleversley, Free Miner's  Certificate No. 21,781 A, F. J. Moore, Free  Minor's Certificate No. 21,782 A, and Peter  Mecgan, Free Miner's Certificate No. 21,783 A,  intend, sixty clays irom. Uie date.hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant ofthc above claim.  Ann" furl, nor take notice -that n> tion, under  section ';���>;, must, bi*" commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvMiieois.  Dated thi.s ICth dav o'f September. 189!)."-   JtiH NjIcLATCKIE^  CSRTSFJCATE OF IM   ROVE SflE NTS.'  flic Delight, Woodstock, Ca'-gary and A(-  lanfic Mineral Obiini-Csitua-te in' the Nclsoh  Mining Division of West Kootena.v* District.  ���Whore located: On Toad Mountain, about  one inile west of ���'Silver King" Mineral  Claim.. '-.  Take notice that I, John; McLalehie. P.L.H.,  oi the City of Nelson, acting as'agent for iho  DelightoGold Mining Company, rlimited,'Free  Miners's. Certificate Wo. B 26.CS7, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to anplv to the  Mih-ing-HccOrder for a Certificate of I'm provc-  menTsVfor the- purpose of obtaining Crown  Grants ol'the above claims.  And further take notice-that .action, under  section1 :>7. must be eomunenecd before -.the issuance of such Certificate of Impr.ov.elncnfs.  Dated this.six'teehth day of August, 1*89.   '  '   *      John McLatchjj':;  .*   CERTSFIC^T    OF IMPROVE WK^Ts;  ' ' Golden Fa tile Mineral Claim, situate in" the  Nelson Mining--Division of West Ko'itenav  Districf. l .''..."  Wlier^ located: On the sonUTsivie of Red-  Mountain on Half Creek. '"   - .  Take notice that I, John MdatHiio. P.L.K..  of Nelson ?>. 0.. acfintr as a<rent for G.'A  Kirk, -Froc Miner's Ccrtifioafe'.'No.SS.vSo; intend, six'y days from thedafehen-of. to! apply  to flic Minim-; Recorder for it" Cer1ifk>a'o of  Improvements, for The purpose of obtaining a  Crown Grant of flic above' c-hu'm.  And further take notice",that 'action, under  section ;?7. must be commeiTced "before the  issuance -of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this twenty-third diy of August, l<<99.  .   Jonx McI;.\TririK.          . _ _i___\ i_ ._,'_���  Express and Draying  Having purchased the express and dravin  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 A Co's store, northwest  corner Baker and Ward streets, will recei-ve  prompt attention.   Telephone So. "    '  GOMER   DAVIS.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENT-'  Drummer Mineral claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of v West Kootenay  District.  Where located: On westerh'" slope of and  near the headwaters of Hover Creek.  Take notice that I, John MoLaichie, P.L.S.,  of the City-of Nelson, acting as ag-?nt for Robert Ronnie, Free Miner's Certificate No. B  11,531, Benjamin F. Butler, Free Miner's Certificate No. 21,610 A, Olive 13. Jones, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 21 S19 A, and Thomas  R.Jones, Free Miner's Certificate No. 21.818 A,  intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to ���  apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate  v, improvements, for the purposeofobt.ining  a Crown Grant of i.-:" above cisiiui.  And further take eoi>,_-o that action, under  section;57;musi be commenced before the issu--  a-nce of such curtiijeate oi improvements.  Dated f his .second day of Uotober,"lM>9."' -'  JoiT^T McLATCi'rrk.  ns  mith  hu  ^  > 5 2 B ��EL;  AND  Josephine Street  Ne'son.  STARTLERS  t-' *'  14  THE NELSON ECONOMISf  < \  here with the inevitable Cassoulet, who did not fail  to call his attention to the young men froni the town  who talked and danced with Miette/  < ' ' '  "See," he said, " how gracious and animated she  is when she talks, and how she smiles at,them !"  It did not take long to light the fires of jealousy  in the lover, who thought he could see that her smiles  were not for him alone. No, she was a . coquette ;  she did not love him ; she never had loved him.  He,was all for going to her at once and reproaching  ' her publicly, but his friend dissuaded him, and they  retired instead to a neighboring inn, where Cassoulet  offered him the consolation of a bottle of wine.  Here they remained until Marcel became decidedly  muddled, and it was time to return to the, others,,  who,were making preparations to go home. He  and Miette, with several others, crossed the river,  very wide and deep at this point, in the" same bo t,  and Miette perceived, with a pain in her heart, her  lover's condition. She was silent, and sad. When  the boat reached the middle of the stream, Miette  dropped  her handkerchief into the watter.     Reach  ing   quickl}'-   and   instinctively   for   it, she lost her  balance,   and the next   instant   had   disappeared in  the waves.  A cry of horror arose from the boat, but before all  had realized what had happened,, Marcel,, his faculties completely restored by the shock, had stripped  off his coat and leaped into the water. After what  seemed ah eternity he reappeared with the girl, in his  arms. She was put into the boat, and before she  reached the opposite side had recovered consciousness.  . Marcel,drove home   and   remained until   she,was-  ^able  to   see   him, later in the evening.      Then,    in  mutual   explanations,   both   learned   of Cassoulet's  teachery.  What took place between those two men,was never  known ; Cassoulet left* the vicinity the next "day  and was never heard of again, and several weeks,  later Marcel and Miette, were married.  On the wedding day, Marcel repeated his vow  never to drink again ; and this time he has kept it.���  From the French. <-    ..  i i'-'  Canadian ">  'V Pacific Ky.  *MD  S00 LINE  EAST AND WEST  The Direct Route from Kootenay   Country  to AH Points.  FIRST-CLASS SLEEPERS  On All Trains from  REVELSTOKE AND KOOTENAY LOG  TOURIST CARS pass Medicine Hat daily for  St. Paul, Sundays and Wednesdays for Toronto, Fridays for Montreal and Boston.  CONNECTIONS  To and from Robson, Rossland.  7.10 ex Sun, Lv.. .NELSON.. Ar. ex. gun.10.40  18.00 daily Lv NELSON Ar. daily 21.40  Morning train connects Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for all  BOUNDARY CREEK POINTS  Evening train connects to and from Main  Line and Points North, and on Tuesdays,  Thursdays, Saturdays from all Boundary  Creek Points.  KOOTENAY RIVER ROUTE.  Daily Str Moyie Dailv  23.00 Lv NELSON. Ar. 16.20  Connects Kootenay Landing with Crow's  Nest. Branch trains.  KOOTENAY LAKE���KASLO ROUTE.  Ex. Sun.             Str. Kokanee Ex. Sun  16.00 Lv NELSON Ai. 11.00  Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, to Argenta  and return, leaviug Kaslo at 20.00k.  SAN DON AND SLOGAN POINTS.  9.00. ex Sun. Lv. ..NELSON. .Ar. ex. Sun. 14.20  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.  Nelson Planing Mill  Doors, Sashes and Turned Work  Brackets and Office Fittings  Satisfaction Guaranteed.   Prices Reasonable  COMflANDING 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.  FRED. J, SQUIRE   Baker St, Nelson..  pf innnnnnnnnnnntt  Lumber,  Lath,  2  Shingles.  ��  Y LAKE SAW MILL  G.O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   arid [Sash & Doors   ��  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson   Mouldings, S  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street. | Turned Work.    J  JOHN RAE, AGENT.  o  ii^mllMUWlBllMM^HIllMMWBAWUWWMWi

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