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Array ITL^c^&y^i&^'Mi'-^^''-2^to*'Ze>^x>  ^^kS^SK&rci��^Vfcirf��!UJ-y*w��^  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  t\  VOI,. III.  NELSON, B. C. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 6, 1899.  No-'8  ^,y  THE NELSON ECONOMIST is issued ' svery Wednesday  at the City of Nelson, B. C, by D. M. Carley. Subscription : ��2.00 per annum ; if paid 1 advance, $1.50.  Correspondence on' matters of general interest respectfully  solicited. Only articles of merit will be advertised in  these columns, and the interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless'  articles.  The newspapers ef British ��� Columbia may- be  divided  politically into two classes.   One set condones the offenses  of the present Gfovernment and the other set is engaged in  constructing a policy for the .Opposition.    The task of the  former is not of the character to   excite envy, while   that  of the latter is something akin to the demands made upon  the Israelites to make bricks without straw.     It must   be  'confessed that   there  is   considerable consistency in   the  arguments of the Government's defenders.    The Government has committed itself to  certain   legislation, and its  newspapers are only required   to   condone the policy laid  down by such eminent statesman as F. Carter-Cotton and  J. Fred Huiiie.     If Mr. Hume says certain   legislation is  calculated to develop our mining interests, it only remains  with his newspapers���no matter how strongly antagonistic  they may have expressed themselves   on   the  point���to  emphasize the position of the   greatest mining authority  i'i British Columbia.     In the language of the streets this  is "dead easy". . If Mr. Hume  says   black   is white, the  Government press, after due deliberation, profess conyic-  tion that such is the case.  It is simply a matter of following their leaders even to the mouth of the bottomless pit.  On the other hand, the Opposition press is engaged   in  making a policy for the men who are to take the   place of  the present Government.     If the principles advocated by  some   of  the  professed Opposition   papers are to be the  main planks iu the platform   on   which the   Opposition  members will go to the country, they do  not deserve   the  continence of the people.     We have followed one Opposition paper through the mazes of its fearfully and  wonder  fully constructed policy, and we are free to confess that   if  for one moment we believed that the paper referred to reflected the sentiment of the party out of power,   we would  shun that Opposition as we would a leper.    The Economist has no sympathy with class legislation and for   that  reason this paper has   been   consistently persistent in its  criticism of the present Government.     With the   hope of  securinga few votes, the Semlin Government indulged in  class legislation, the fruits of which are apparent throughout the Kootenay.     In doing so, they precipitated a condition of affairs that has been   quite  as   disastrous to the  men who worked in the mines as it has been to the mine-  owners.    The mine-owners were taken at a  disadvantage  in not being given an opportunity of placing their case before the Legislature.     If the question   of eight  hours in  the mines had been left to the two parties particularly interested, it is probable that the  matter  could   have   been  settled to the  satisfaction   of all concerned;     The mine,  owners, being good business men, would have approached  the matter in a conciliatory spirit, and more  than   likely  a    result    satisfactory    to      all would    have    been  reached.    In legislating the mining  industry of  British  :\      ���  Columbia out of existance, the Government has brought  ruin to the country, and earned the contempt of organized  labor. The laboring man of to-day is a different man  from what he was fifty years ago. He is an unconscious  student of the laws of cause and effect, and he has .little  faith in the man who is willing to concede everything  without asking anything in return. , Pie is not prepared to  sell his birthright for a mess of pottage.  The labor of the working man is his capital. He should  not be blamed if he tries to get the highest price possible  for his labor, consistent with his capacity for production.  He has rights and a Government is not fulfilling its  duties if it does not afford the same protection to the poorest laboring man that it. does to the millionaire. , According to one paper, that is now engaged in making a  policy for the next Government, the man of toil has 116  rights that a Government or a millionaire is bound to respect. Any party that goes to tl^ country on this platform will be vanquished, as it deserves to be.  So far, as The Economist has been able to discover, there  is no desire on the part of mine-owners to interfere with  the rights of labor; all they ask is to be permitted to carry  out their contracts with their employes without the un war"  ranted interference of the Government. We are convinced  that the majority of laboring men are disposed to concede  their right, but the Government has already blundered  and until it recedes from the position it has taken, there  is very little prospect of a return to the good feeling that  existed between mine-mvner and miner. The fact is  simply this, the miner has been forced into a false position  by a Government that is too shallow to realize its imbecility. We have said before that the ligislation was inspired in the Cceur d'Alene mines with the object of  creating disturbances among the peaceably disposed  miners of British Columbia, and the Legislature of this  Province fell into the trap.  What is wanted in this Province is a Government that  will restore that harmony that prevailed between all  classes of the community. Class legislation must no.  longer be tolerated. The Economist has expressed itself as uncompromisingly opposed to the legislation that  closed up the mines, but it will just as bitterly oppose the  policy which one paper is now formulating for an Opposition���that of making workingmen slaves. The sooner  the Opposition meets and disavows the policy being made  for it by one or two newspapers and some of its misguided  friends, the sooner the present Government will fall.  In his address to the miners at Eossland, Ralph Smith,  member for Nanaimo, said that the Government had exhausted every other means of settlement with the mine  owners before inaugurating the eight-hour legislation.  Ralph Smith is generally regarded an honest man, and no  doubt he' believed what he said, but his statement proves  that he also has been a victim of the misrepresentation  and deception which surrouuds this bungling legislation.  The mine-owners had not the slightest suspicion that  such an amendment was to be. made to the act governing  metalliferous mines, and indeed very few residents  M  I.WT?  .*VQV- THE ECONOMIST.  Kootenay were aware of the change that had been made  in the hours of labor, until notice was given of the enforcement of the Act. It is now believed that a secret understanding existed between one of the members from the  Kootenay and one or two of the labor agitators that such a  provision would be inserted in the Act, but the people  most interested had no notice of the radical change that  was to take place,in the hours of labor. Therefore, the  mine owners were not given time to place their views before the Government. . If due notice of the intention of  the Government had been given, no doubt much of the  trouble would have been averted. The indecent haste with  which the cowardly Act was hurried through the committee gave no time for a protest.  In another column will be found an advertisement' announcing the annual meeting of the Liberal Conservative  Union of British" Columbia, which will be held at the  Assembly Hull, New 'Westminster, on the oth day of  October next. As stated, the right to vote is confined to  .delegates chosen by Liberal Conservative Associations or  district meetings regularly convened for- the purpose. One  delegate for every twenty members of such association  maybe chosen. An early meeting of the Nelson ' Conservative .Association should be held and arrangements  made for the selection of delegates.' This undoubtedly  will be a very important meeting. There are many  questions to be considered, among' others probably being  the resolution adopted at the last annual meeting bearing on what action the Association is disposed to take in  provincial legislative matters.  There is a good deal of reason in the1 following from the  Toronto Telegram: " The Peterboro' Examiner wants to  know why the lelegram did not jeer at the Tory papers  for setting the Globe a bad example of using every incident  in the country's development, from good crops to the purchase of a hand-painted threshing machine, as a tribute  to the wisdon? of the party's policy. There was no uncertain sound in these columns as to the utter* lunacy  of tiie old Tory habit of marking every trifling improvement up to the credit of the N. P. and the Conservative  Government, at Ottawa. Conservative journals which  did just as the Globe is doing when their party was in  power have no right to complain. The country is  wronged when any leading journal insults the public intelligence by .suspicion that the Canadian people can be  taught to believe that the policy of a group of office-holders  at Ottawa is responsible'for the prosperity which in every  country is due to a bountiful harvest or to the energy, industry and enterprise of individuals."  Many American women'are desirous that there should  be in the U. S. theatres exclusively for children. There  is such a theatre now erected in St. Petersburg. The  building is not large and will cost but $16,000. ' The plays  will be such as will amuse and instruct children from six  to twelve years of age. All of the performances will be  matinees. A Russian woman is writing some special  plays to be performed at the children's theatre exclusively.  A special stock company is now rehearsing The Potter,  The Grandfather, and The Ring, which will be highly entertaining for the children.  Fteld Marshal Lord Wovseley has been appointed  honorary colonel of the Royal Canadian regiment of infantry. Having secured such a distinguished honorary  colonel the Ottawa Citizen believes the least thing the  militia authorities could do is to provide the regiment. A  "regiment" of ISO men, all told, might be^mistaken for a  company parade if the held marshal ever comes over this  way to review, his corps. It is a disgrace to the authorities  and unfair to the officers and men of the corps who   have  done so much to increase the efficiency of   the   the Canadian infantry that it should not have been kept recruited  up to its full establishment of 400   men,   notwithstanding  the drafts for service in the Yukon.   The work of the regiment as an instructional corps   lias had to be carried'  on  just the same and the   demands on it have been increased,  but the personnel has been allowed to run down until there  is barely a sufficient number at eai h of the schools of instruction to supply guards and fatigues, let  alone keep up  drills. '   The same  remarks  apply to the Royal Canadian  artilleryv    " A" battery, at one time as fine a  battery   as  there was in the   imperial service, can now  scarcely turn  out one section'fully horsed aud equipped.    Such   a state  of affairs is most discouraging,to the permanent corps.  The Kootenaian has information from Victoria to the  effect that' the confusion and lack'of discipline in the  work of.the departments is immense. A���.few months ago  the civil servants were dazed by a multitude ,of regulations and restrictions that rained upon them from the  different ministers. Now the ministers have got affairs  in a tangle and are spending their time in mutual recriminations, and.in efforts to save themselves from extinction  and their subordinates are left to do as they j please.  The Liberal Government has been guilty of a great  many reprehensible' deeds during its tenure of office, but  none more censurable than the stamping over of the old  three-cent stamps. This is a species of' economy that  will bring Canadians into ridicule.  Pedestrians who are forced to climb over-the piles of  stone   with which Baker street is littered,   are rapidly requiring many   of "the   characteristics of the'ancient cliff-  dwellers.  The Rossland Record has improved since Mr. Esling.has  taken control. Under the Eber Smith management the  Record was the most flagrantly mismanaged paper-, on  this continent.  In the course ofa discussion on the visit of the Canadian  Press Association, the New Denver Ledge announces  " that in a few days the Slocan Press Association will  make a tour of Kootenay and Boundary. The people  in the various camps are requested to have their bouquets,  banquets and bank rolls ready. The association will not  stop long in any one place, but will receive- ad���dresses  on' the fly with monetary attachments. There will be  only us in the association as the other editors cannot get  away until they can afford'a change of shirts."  1 Lovers of music will be given an opportunity to gratify  their desires next Saturday when Dan Godfrey's British  Guards band will visit the city. Dan Godfrey is probably the best known musician iii the British Empire and'  his visit here is a matter for congratulation. Already  there has been a great demand for scats, and no doubt the  patronage extended will induce other amusement managers to include Nelson in their list of bookings.  The Halifax Recorder says: " There appears to be a field  in Halifax for some expert who will call a mass meeting���  (there might be a silver collection at the door)���for instruction in the lost art, locally, of cheering. When the  Earl and Countess of Minto passed through several  thousand people on or about the parade on their way to  the city hall on Tuesday not a cheer- was raised���it was .  quite solemn like in fact, almost owl-like��� not but that  there'would have-'been vigorous response if anybody had  led off, but nobody liked to. It was the same way last  night when   the   vice-regal party emerged from the Pro- i,rf|ft^��S553EMfi5**.*  K  ) i :  'I  I  THE ECONOMIST.  ; .'ii  Va��  vince building; there were hundreds of spectators present, but not a sound from them, although it might have  been supposed that at least under the cover of darkness  there would have been some citizen adventurous enough  to start out with a 'hip, hip, hurrah.' " Canadians are not  a demonstrative people, but their hearts are in the right  place nevertheless.  An exchange thinks that if the premier and other  ministers start out on a speech making campaign in Ontario it will be a sign of an impending general election.  It may be so, but the campaign may also be a sign that  the premier finds it necessary to do something at once to  divert public attention from the exposures of the election  courts and of the privileges committee of the House of  Commons. 2  Speaking of the early demise of the Semlin Government, the Greenwood Miner says: " With its death will  come a condition that will   be  extremely   unsatisfactory!  , While those" who no longer support the Semlin Government may be strong enough to defeat it, their strength  ceases if they were placed in a similar position themselves.  Their destructive power rests  with   Joseph   Martin   and  "Joseph Martin as the real leader of another government  is an impossibility."  There will be a ball given at the' Opera House Thursday night under the auspices of the Nelson baseball club.  The committee appointed to   take  sufficient guarantee of its success.  charge of the affair   is  The Kootenay Mining Standard has issued its annual  number. It is well printed aud the literary work reflects  the highest credit' on Mr. C. Dell-Smith, the editor.  The celebration af Labor Day at Rossland was somewhat marred by the refreshing showers that appeared to  fall upon the just and unjust alike. The appearance of  John Houston on the judges' elevated stand added much  to the picturesqueness of the scene.  P. J. Russell has returned from a trip through the  Northwest Territories where he purchased supplies for the  Parsons Produce Company.  Following fast the decapitation of Joseph Martin  came the resignation of John A. Turner as gold commissioner. It is understood that Mr. Turner, after tryirfg to  solve the intricacies of Mr. Huine's improved Mineral  Act was compelled to/abandon the hopeless task in despair. It is notkuowi(l who will be appointed gold commissioner, but it is believii/i that Mr. Jowett sooner than see  the office abolished would consent to accept it.  The special committee appointed at the recent meeting  of the Boards of Trade of East and West Kootenay to prepare a memorial on the eight-hour law have completed  their work. The committee was composed of Mr. J.  Roderick Robertson, Hon. T. Mayne Daly and J. S. C.  Fraser. The memorial is an exhaustive review of the  mining situation as it existed at the time of the inauguration of the eiyht-hour law and also of prevailing conditions. It submits the self-evident proposition that " legislation of such importance and vitally affecting such large  vested interests should not have been passed by the Legislation without an opportunity having been given to those  interested of expressing their opinion upon the subject,"  _and moreover, the memorial proceeds to remark, "the  ^f public generally were not aware that such legislation  was being sought, and the first intimation that was had  of such legislation being passed was through the columns  of the newspapers."   The memorial than goes on to show,  the disastrous results of the legislation in the way of  the  unsettling effects on the market, and  alarming capitalists  who centemplated making investments in   the Province.  In  short,   the special  committee  have  dealt with the  subject  in   such a  manner as to enlighten  the Government as to a real situation.  The Victoria Globe,.the fountain from which   many of  the interior papers are   now   drinking inspiration, has  a  rather humorous appeal to W. WrBfMcInnes to   prevail  upon his father to dismiss the Semlin Government. There  is much food for reflection in the editorial in question, and  when garbled and re-written, as it is sure to be, will make  very interesting reading.   According  to  the   Globe,   the  Lieut.-Governor is influenced in all his actions by his son.  When  ' His    Honor     dismissed    the    Turner     Gov  Government thirteen months ago,  perhaps the most surprised man in British Columbia was W. W. B. Mclnnes,  and the writer of this paragraph has the best  reasons   for  knowing   such   to  have been the  case.    W. W. B. Mc-  Irines  is a  Liberal in politics,   but The  Economist is  willing to concede that he is honest and has ability enough c  to carry him to the front without the misguided aid of his  father. '  Eber C. Smith, late of the Rossland Record, will start.  a daily at grand Forks. What has Grand Fork3 done  now to merit this horrible visitation?  Several of the crossings are in a most dangerous condition. Take for instance the Hall street crossing at  Vernon street. The fact that th ere have been no broken  bones is nothing short ofa miracle.  The iceburg encountered by the City of Rome during  her last trip from Glasgow to NewT York City will seen,  small indeed compared with the glacier that Hon. J. Fred  Hume will run against when he next visits Nelson.  It is hoped that our citizens will show, their apprecia-,,  tion of good attractions by giving Dan Godfrey and his  band of clever musicians a bumper house. Situated as we  are in Nelson, we cannot expect many first class attractions, but when, at an enormous expense, they do come  they should be encouraged in a substantial way.  4  The citizens of Rossland were greatly refreshed by  the  intellectual treat bestowed  upon   them oy F. J. Deane of  Kamloops.     His reference to " British Columbia and the  other states fof  the Union"   was   a   beautiful   figure of  speech, and brought   forth a perfect ovation   of applause  from United States citizens resident iu Rossland.  A well-known citizen has received a letter from a  "Spanish Colonel in prison in Madrid," who is desirous  of revealing the burial place of $6,000,000 in treasure. This  Spanish colonel appears to have changed his method of enriching his frieuds. Formerly he requested his friends  to take charge of an orphan child who would inherit a  large fortune. There is. propably more money in revealing the locality of buried treasure.'  After waiting for nearly two months, The Economist  is informed that the cover paper has gone astray and can-  notbe found. This will necessitate a new order, which,  with any kind of luck, should reach here some time  next year.  It looks as if hostilities between Alderman Fletcher  and Alderman Beer had reached that point^where nothing short of a duel would satisfy the honor of both gentlemen. This view of the situation is further accentuated  by.the fact that Alderman Beer has recently been practising with a keen Damascene blade, Which has been for  some time used as a meat-axe in Traves' butcher shop.  im;MmFW<&%z THE ECONOMIST.  It is stated on what seems to  be  good] authority   that  drunkenness among women is increasing to an , alarming  extent.    The habit is not confined to the lower and middle classes of society;   for the story was common property  last summer that several ladies  moving in  good   society  partook too liberally of liquor at a city hotel and had to be  literally carried home.    Truly Jbhis is a -pitiable condition  of affairs.     As high an authority as Dr. Ker, who  at one  time kept a   retreat   for women   inebriates, says that the  chances   of reclaiming women who are  addicted   to the  liquor habit are exceedingly small.     As   illustrating the  length which women  will go to . procure liquor, Dr. Ker  tells how   the women in his retreat  insisted on   having  curling tongs.    Then as curling tongs must be made  hot  they got some methylated spirits for the lamp.   Next, by  various devices, hot  water,   sugar and  lemon juice were  obtained from one of the maids.     So out of curling tongs  came grog and a state of intoxication shocking and startling to the proprietor of the retreat.  a certain physician miraculously brought his patient to  life. This, however, has been overdone, and the popular  and latest fad for the doctor is to attend a theatrical performance, and after the first act have a summons on an  urgent case. One of the actors, of course, steps in front  of the curtain and inquires if Dr. So-and-so is in the house;  if so, he is requested to call at a certain place on urgent  business. This occurs generally when there is a crowded  house, and the scheming doctor gets his name before  several hundred people for a mere trifle. ^  Durin- the past few weeks   the   number  of men   who  have been   fined   for   drinking has been unusually large.  There is something about this   mode of  punishing a man  for consuming what he is   permitted by law   to purchase  which strikes me as altogether wrong.  . In nearly   every  instance it only adds to the burden of the unhappy  man's  family    Indeed, the whole system of dealing with drunkenness in the courts throughout the country is full of m-  iustice to the man's generally  dependent family, who are,  in the shape of lines, robbed by the law, or, by his   wage-  earning assistance.     The money taken from the innocent  family of drunkards, in the shape of fines or detention  nr  nrison, makes an   appalling   total   throughout   Canada  every day in the week; and the treatment of drunkenness  produces no decrease in the number   of  drunkards   from  one year to another.     Practically   the   law  punishes the  drunkard's family, and when he cannot pay at  their   expend for his day's or night's fun, puts him where he will  be sobered up, well housed, well fed, aud finally sets him  free, in good physical condition  to withstand the " wear  and tear" of another carouse.     ...  ______  The condition of some of the crossings on Vernon street  is a menace to the pedestrians and a constant source of  danger to horses. i    '  _ _  ���_��_���__���  I think it is the fourth commandment that enjoins us  to keep holy the Sabbath Day. It appears we have not  been living up to this law in the past, so the city Council  is determined to make us behave a little better in the  future. With the proposed city ordinance in full blast,  we may no longer fear the danger of the furnaces of Hades,  which, are ever lighted for the reception of Sabbath dese-  crators. What a pleasing thing to contemplate the joy  that will oearn on Peter's face, when we present our card  of admission,, countersigned by Alderman Beer,, to the  Holy City!  The desire to be conspicuous seems to be hereditary with  some families. During the past couple of months, I have  watched the parents and children constituting one family  in this city, and the result of my observations is that the  children have inherited the- inclination for undue prominence1 from the parents. On boat, car or any  function, the children emulate the fearful example of the  mrents by moving about in such a way as to attract  attention. This vulgar display is the result of egotism  and indicates an absence of .mental equipoise, which is in  ninety per cent, of cases inherited.  I admire a slick advertiser who has sense enough to take  advantage of every point, but have no use for the kind  who use their friends simply because it costs them noth-  ���incr The medical fraternity, especially those of the old  -school doctrine, hold up their hands in righteous indignation whenever they hear of a physician who asserts his  manliness, as well as good business points, in advertising.  With the esthetic set this is the one unpardonable sin  which can. never be forgotton or overlooked. But the:  ��elf-same men have many little ways thatare cunning and  cute to get their names before the public. f. A reporter is  seen (by accident) and a surgical case is reported m which  Theilfwier makes the bald statement that during the  progress of the debate on the " six-days-a-week" law. Aid.  Beer did not ".lose his hair." , p- G".  THE TOWN OF NOGOOD.  My friend, have you heard of the town of Nogood,  On the banks of the River Slow,  Where blooms the Waitawhile flower, fair,  Where the sometimeorother scents the air,  And the soft Goeasies grow? e  It lies in the Valley of Whatstheuse,  In the Province of Letterslide,  That tired feeling is native there,  It's the home of the reckless Idontcare,  Where the Giveitups abide.  It stands at the bottom of Lazyhill,  And is easy to reach, I declare.  You've only to fold up your hands and glide  Down the slope of Weakwill's toboggan slide  To be landed quickly there.   .  The town is as old as the human race,  And it grows with the flight of years,  It is wrapped in the fog of idler's dreams,  Its streets are paved with discarded schemes,  And sprinkled with useless tears.  The Collegebred fool and the Richman's heir  Are plentiful there, no doubt.  The rest of its crowd a motley crew,  With every class except one in view���  The Foolkiller is barred out.  The town of Nogood is all hedged abeut  By the mountains of Despair.  No sentinel stands on its gloomy "walls,  No trumpet to battle and. triumph calls,  For cowards alone are there.  My friend, from the dead-alive town Nogood  If you would keep far away,  Just follow your duty through good and ill,  Take this for your motto, " I can, I will,"  And live up to it each day.  .���ttmnramoRBn^^ HBKSHSSES  hXM.-., -t--^.^-"V'  THE ECONOMIST.  m  wy  ���M*>\:  4' -i  '^,y  HERE AND THERE.  eves.      Hel  lo ng  Treasures of the Sea.  The> treasures hidden by the sea have from olden times  formed a strong temptation for man's ingenuity and greed,  and in ancient mythology treasure-troves intrusted to the  waves play a disastrous part in individual and national  fate. No sooner has, in.our time, some inventor brought  out a new submarine device or diving apparatus, when, to  use Shakespeare's words, " all the profound sea hides in  unknown fathoms" begins to glitter before man's eyes  with its "demoniac allurement." ��  On the 19th of last month the   anniversary   occurred of  the sinking of the .Albania   by   the  Kearsarge   off the  French   port,   Cherbourg.     A series   of experiments was  being   made  about   this   date at Cherbourg   with a new  diving apparatus that enables work to be carried on at far  greater depths than has hitherto been possible.   The new'  apparatus, it is expected,  will   prove effective at 500   feet  up to'100 fathoms.-    The experiments, it is   true, have so  far been made at a depth of only 170 feet, but this is already  a decided advance oyer previous   diving   operations,   and  the trial was" entirely   successful.     The   inventor   of   the  new device is a   Tunisian   engineer, M. Piatti" del Pozzo,  and   his  apparatus    consists  of  a   sphere   ten   feet in  diameter, fitted with three screws that enable it   to "shift  its position at the bottom   of  the   ocean.    .Another of its  features is a species of dredger worked by machinery  that  can be used to pick up   cables   or   other objects.     M. del  Pozzo intends shortly to search for the hull of the famous  Alabama sunk opposite Cherbourg on June 19, 1864.  At this very momont the lifting ofa rich treasure-trove  from sunken warships in the _Egean sea attracts the  attention of Europe. , The 5th of the month marked the  129th anniversary of a famous sea fight, which took place  off Tsheshme, an Asiatic-Turkish seaport, between the  Russians and Turks, Count Alexis Orlow, the Russian admiral under Catherine II., who, with his own hands, in  1762, had strangled to death the czarina's husband, Peter  III., defeated the Turkish fleet there on July 5,1770, with  great losses on both sides. And now the sea gives up  its treasures from the bottom of the iEgean. The divers  report that the whole ground about the wrecks is covered  with a gigantic carpet of silver coins. In view of the immense yield of treasure, 'the operation thus far has been  confined to the Russian flagship, which lies at a depth of  a little over 130 feet. A very large amount of Venetian,  Austrian and Russian gold pieces has been brought to  light, and they are so numerous that the steamship Ine-  bolic three weeks ago had already twice carried shipments  of 20,000 gold coins each to Constantinople. One day's  yield alone amounted to nearly 20,000 coins, the silver being left untouched until the yellow metal's removal has  been completed. The enterprise's daily resul ts are recorded Dy the Turkish officials and the company in charge  of the work, whereupon everything saved is brought  aboard the government guardship, where it is watched by  soldiers. Besides the coin, bars of gold and silver crosses,  medals and religious images, silver and gold services, a  Bible bound in silver and adorned with.gems, etc., has  been found. The value of the objects, at the time above  mentioned, was estimated to be above ��250,000.  CagedWdmen.  Mr. William Shark describes in London Literature a visit,  while in Algeria, to a street of caged women. It seems it is  forbidden to Europeans after dark, but he wandered in  partly through an accident, partly through curiosity.   He  writes:���   ���;���..������ -.  -   (. ���'.''������   ���'','  "Some women were in barred rooms and some in cages,  offered for sale.  " The woman in the   first  cage   I   passed   was   rather  pretty, and, though her hair  was dark, she had pale blue  loose tresses were everywhere clasped  with litUe blue brooches and I noticed that her lips, the/  end of her'ears and her finger tips were, stained a ami  red. She accosted me in Moorish-FrenchT and asked ma  if I would not like to take her away from these jackals oi  Moors and Arabs. I said I was a stranger, a wayfarer and it  here to-day might be faraway to-morrow. She Wine  she was not an Arab (< Allah-be praised!'), ami not a Moor  either; but a Koulouri that is, the child or a Moori.-h  woman by a Turkish father.  ,  " One girl's face and manner impressed me greatly, one  was not beautiful, hardly pretty, but she had a   smgulariy ���  winsome face, with, large,   fine,   gazelle-like   eyes,   .bin  was a European, a Spaniard from one of the Balearic isRs  Stmngelv she was very fair, with   blonde hair   full  oi   a  duskvgokl sheen.     She had been taken   to   Oran, at tin,  extreme western end of Algeria, by a Spanish' naval onicei,  ���and there in a few weeks been deserted.   Forsome month,  she was a derelict in that' old   Hispano-Mauresqne town  After her child was born she had   gone  inland, to hm-M-  Ticmeen, the old Moorish   city that stands withm site   o  the frontier of Morocco.    There a   rich Moor   had   taken  her to his harem.     On his death, a few months later,_ sue  had been purchased by a Jew from Algiers, and   ^raign  wavsoldtoayoungTurk   at Bona.     The  Turk    when  tired of her,   disposed   of   his property to an. Arab sheiK,  who' had grown tired of her in turn and placed her in   uie  street cage, an article for sale.     For some minutes i stood  taking.in the poor, imprisoned creature,   when  a piusin  guard took .notice'of the incident and whispered to me,   i  French to move away at o.nce and return  to   the   loit ^  quarter.   "He had passed on   before   J   could see his lace  , The next moment J.descried the  evil   countenance   ot  a  Jewish-looking Moor, behind the cage of the Oran woman.  He was her owner, and had been listening to our  coinei-  sation.     When he discovered he had not a purchaser   to  deal with he came  forward   brusquely.     " Bo you   want  her or not?" he demanded sneeringly in guttural Algeria  French.     " No?   Then be off with you, infidel   dog,   aim  1 by the way you came in if you value your skin.  ..) ) V  To Acquire Grace.  There are some women so exquisitely lissome that  they can " wear.a cotton dress like a queen." The aim of  every girl should be to do the same; then she will know  her handsomer materials become her properly. Summer  models all require a well set-up figure and a fine carriage.  A famous doctor said years ago, " If you will hold your  chin in you will naturally carry the whole body well," but  observation proves that a rigid waist will do the work   far.  better.  To strengthen and at the same time render the figure  gracaful there are many beneficial and easily accomplished  exercises. These should be performed faithfully every  day for about twenty minutes.  First, stand erect and raise the shoulders and arms up  and back, breathing deeply after each movement; then  bend forward, trying to touch the floor with the the fingertips and with stiff knees. Bend from side to side, and  twist the body slowly from side to side.  Rest a little whiley and then lie flat on the floor on the  chest, and rase the feet upwards^-a sort of slow,back ward  kick. Turn oyer on.the back and raise the legs slowly,  first one at a time, then both together. This is very  beneficial, but only if done slowly, as it is very severe exercise..' ';���'     '   '  These movements, each practised ten times a day,' eleven twice a day, will improve the figure so much that  good health will ensue, and a delightful grace of deportment. .'.������:' ' ; Y ���  "I see those turbulent French people are again expecting the Man on Horseback." ;j  14 Yes, but he's coming on an automobile this time.  m ff,J3C132n3*W��Y "\  ��utel��^^.aV^3^!X^llL^a��EW,9KS3^  8  THE ECONOMIST.  GOD'S ACRE.  A strange old tavern have I seen,  The walls are thick, the garden green,  'Tis damp and1 foul, yet through the door  Do rich men come as well as poor;'  They come by night and they come by day  And never a guest is turned away.  The landlord, an unwholesome fellow,  Has a complexion white and yellow; -  And though he is exceeding thin  Does nothing, else but grin and grin  At all his guests, who after awhile  Begin to imitate his smile.  The guests are a fearful sight to see, .  Though-some are people of high degree;   :  For no one asks'when a carriage arrives  A decent account of the imitates' lives;  But Holy Virgins and men of sin  Sleep cheek by jowl in this careless inn.  And beautiful youths in their strength andvpride  Have taken beds by a leper's side;  But alLsleep well, and it never wassaid  That any kind'of complaint was made,.,  For all the people who pass that way  Appear to intend a lengthened stay.  The house has a singular bill of fare,  Nothing.dainty nothing rare;  But only one dish and that dish meat  Which, never a guest was known to eat;  Night and day the mealg'oes on  And the guests themselves are fed upon.  These merry guests are fed upon.  These merry guests are all of them bound  To a land far off, but I never have found  That any one knew when he should start  Or wished from this pleasant house to part.  Oh! strange old tavern, with garden green,  In every town its walls are seen.  Now the question has often been asked of me,  " Is-it really as bad as it seems to be"?  AN IDYLL OF THE ROW.  It was a pleasant compact, lightly entered, into and  lightly ca^ied out, with the sun weaving a dancing  pattern of^bright shadows under the horses' hoofs,  and the great roar of sleepless London heavy on the  freshened' air. For an hour every morning the  play had gone on; nor was it until three days before  the departure of one that either realized the exact nature  of the puppet|parts they had been-playing. It is ever  so. The backwater is still and glassy; slowly, nevertheless, it drifts us to the river. We wake, and 'tis the  sea.  "To-morrow," she said, turning lightly in her saddle,  " we go. Half-past ten, Liverpool street." The Jitte  cane tapped the pony's shoulder vigorously.  "To-morrow?" echoed the man. An overweighted  cart-horse lumbered heavily by them. " Do you really?  By George! I: hadn't realized that." fie dug his feet  hard into the stirrups, and gazed vaguely at the Serp.en-  tine.   \,.... .'.'������������.;' '-.--',"  A.burly policeman there was chasing four tiny boys  whom he had espied bathing during/: prohibited hours.  They ran under the trees, doubled once, and then, breaking  covert, ran like little, naked sun-gods across the Row. Instantly the ponies? heads swung around, a joyful joggle  betokening the homeward turn.  " How embarrassing!" said the girl gently reining up.  Most," said he, looking around.    " Poorjlittle beggars  it  though, they'll be run in for certain! He's got 'em now  Unequal world, isn't it? Probably we've often' done much  worse things than that ourselves."  " Don't let's trot, d'you mind?"  They steadied into the walk* proper, the sun blazing  upon them; while the ponies, with loosend reins, stumbled  aimlessly along, edging to the shade. The girl put her  hands in her lap and seemed to think.  "What was it you said about Miss   Stanson   the   other  day?"   she    asked   suddenly.     They   always discussed  other people freely enough;   the compact permitted !that.  " How d'you mean���about young Hayle?"    ,  ,, ,,  "Yes.    What's the story?"  "Oh, nothing very much.    He was���fond of her,   and  said so.     But instead ofa plain answer she  kept him two  years on the fence.     So after a bit he went out to   Africa '  and got shot���mistake somehow. I think���his own men,  or something," ..  The brown eyes became serious, and, looking, he found  them also strangely handsome. For the first time in  history the little compact shook.  " I wonder if it makes her feel a brute now?" she said  presently", half to herself.  "Ishould think so; wouldn't it you?"  " Don't know;    it's a very difficult question.?'  .    " What?" , -  "Deciding."    She thrust her hands hard  against   her  knee and turned to him,   laughing:     "If you say 'Yes' at  ' once, you see, you may make a horrid mess."  "You mean,that he may turn out a brute?" said the  man. , .  " Men always come to you with a mask on, you  know."  "Oh," A slow thinker, the bald statement slightly  perturbed him. "Well, but it's hard luck to keep them  waiting all that time," he continued. o "Why not say  No'at once if you aren't sure?" ���  "That may be just'as bad.      Suppose he's nice!   All   I  mean is that it does take a little time to get the mask  off,  and__that it isn't safe before."     She spoke with conviction,,  the full   weight of  eighteen   happy   English   summers  plumb behind her.  " Do you think you've got the mask off me?" asked  the man.  The question fell between them like a bolt. But she  sat up and looked him squarely in the face to reply; as if  this were a new problem to be much considered of. Life  and Death, Love and Time and Space they had always  dismissed before with a fine and swinging ease. But  this was outside all ordinary arrangements, beyond their  unspoken plain agreement. Clearly it was differently  important; and therefore he noted the trouble in her  eyes with a strange and strong delight. It was a relief  when she spoke.  " I think I have," she said presently, looking away; and  they broke into their last canter up to Hyde Park Corner.  A hundred yards from the end she turned swiftly upon  him.  " Is there anyone, anywhere, now, you'd marry if you  could?" she asked shortly.  Quick as lightning the ponies dropped to a walk and  closed together; her light figure swinging to the change.  " Rather," he said, "rather!" And, bending forward  he saw the color rly into her check. " Can you���er, guess  who it would be?" .  She waited for one second, but shook her head.  /  ��� "Would you like to know?"   he pressed.  The hat-brim up in the corner of his eye .moved a little;  quite slowly, very gently, but enough. '  Like a. knigh't of old he-'swept down low beside her.  ".You,"'he said softly;   "good-bye."   =r  One flash, and she was gone.  The whole arrangement,, of course, was   spoiled.     For  when   he    looked   up   again,  there  was   nothing    left.  nothing, but the empty sky' the aching, streets,  and   him- -.  ' self, quite hatless, staring at the Gate. ���77<<? Outlook. t��'X^j��Swk.,,.V- fnMLjnZt&rt  THE ECONOMIST.  9  ;W  A KISS.  Passion's birth and infant's play."���Burns.  The thing that infants play with;  Repay with���are gay with,  And charm their griefs away with���  A kiss, an artless kiss !  The thing that childhood toys with���;  Oloy.s with;   annoys with; ,  The thing it tells its joys with��� '  -A kiss, a wayward kiss!  f o  The thing that girlhood chooses with;  ��� Confuses with; amuses with;  '���'fhe thing affection oozes with���  A kiss, a laughing kiss!  The thing that love upleaps in:  Sleep's in���and reaps in:  From lip to lip, it creeps iu:  A long, a tender kiss!  The thing that passionj'grows in;  Will close in���then blows in,  And burst from bud to"rose in  A kiss, a sudden kiss!  The thing the heart will ache with;  Quake with���and break with'  When Love���when all's at stake, with  A kiss, a hopeless kiss! .  The thing Despair  will dwell in;  , Knell in���quell in,  The soul it drags to'Hell in -   '  A kiss, ah God!   a kiss!  The thing that Old Age .cries with;  Sighs with���and dies with:.  The thiug we close its eyes with,  A kiss, a timid kiss!  The thing Death speakes to some with;  Makes numb with���strikes dumb with;  The thing God calleth " Come!" with  A kiss, a silent kiss!"  ��� V/illiam Luther Longstajf.  HERE AND THERE.  ���"i  -  What a Wretch.  He came home with a serious face. She, who was all  love and smiles, saw in an instant that something was the  matter. 'He turned away when she attempted to plant  the warm kiss of greeting on his lips. Her soul sank  within her.     It was the first time he had repulsed her.  " George," she said eagerly, " tell me what it is. Has  your love grown cold? Treat hie frankly; it is better to  know the truth than to be kept in suspense."  He kept his his head averted a minute, his lips trembled,  then he said:  " Oh, heavens, Florence! how can you wear that mask  of deceit when I kuow all?"  " All what?"  "Spare me the sad recital," he continued; " there are  some things better left unsaid."  ���li: I will not spare you; I insist on knowing what you  liieaii;     Some perjured villain has abused your mind."  " Alas, no!" he said. ,", I was an eye-witness of it all.  I was there and saw it."  " Saw what?" she cried. " What have you seen? Are  you mad?"  " Calm yourself, madam. I saw you���you, my wife���  when you did not  think my eye was on you.    You were  ��� downtown mingling with the giddy throng. ' He was  hurrying on, you beckoned to him, you made telegraphic  signs until you attracted his attention."  " Merciful powers!"    she gasped. ���'  "You seel know all," he continued; " you did this   in  a public street, with the eyes of the passers-by  upon you.'  At first he would  have   gone on and disregarded you, but  you   were   importunate. '   You    caught    his    eye;   you  beckoned and smiled; you went down thestreet together."  "'Tis false, as false can be."    ���  " Madam, it is too true.     I tell you I saw it.''  Then she sank upon the sofa.    The diamond   tears r began to come through'her fingers.    Helplessness, indignation and shame  were  struggling together  in   her souL  Suddenly she looked up.  , ".Perhaps, sir, you can tell me who he was,"  " Certainly," replied the wretch.     "He was   the   conductor on a street-car."  Scotch Thrift.  It is perhaps unnecessary to state that the following story  comes from Scotland.. An old lady from Mull, who evidently was not addicted to giving away her pennies, even  to deaf and dumb beggars when they asked for them, had  speculated in a, penny-in-the-siot gas machine, asfier  friends had. told her it was cheaper than the ordinary  way At first she was very -much enamored of the  workings of the thing, 'but after several pennyworths a ,  peculiar expression dawned upon her face like that of one  who, having ventured head and, shoulders into a trap  finds that,, return is impossible. "Ah!" she  said at length to ther guid man; " it's a nice wee bit toy,  but hoots man! I'm sayin' ��� it's easy enough to stick  your pennies in, but how are ye to get them oot again?"  Story of a Postage Stamp.  In the year 1851 a twelve penny black Canadian postage,  stamp was printed by the Government at Ottawa. The  public did not regard this sombre issue with favor so few  were issued. One of these stamps was sent to the Hamilton post-office, wdiere it was sold to an old man, who said  it was a shame to print the Queen's picture on a stamp  that might be handled by profane hands.' Tenderly the  man put it on a parcel, sending it to a friend in the United  States. Here, in the waste basket, it lay for many a day,  till an errand boy found it, and quickly transferred it to  his album.. Despairing of getting a good collection, and  his' fever somewhat abating, he sold'theaieto a dealer. The  new owner, on looking at the catalogue, found that what  he had paid $5 for was worth ��25. Accidentally this  stamp was slipped into a 25 cent packet, and sent to a  dealer residing in ^Hamilton.- When the latter opened  the packet he was astonished to find such a valuable  stamp, and, being honest, wrote his friend to inform him  of what had happened, offering him $1,200 for it. The  offer was accepted, and the stamp again changed hands.  By this time the stamp had increased in value, and not a  few came from a distance to look at the treasure.  One'day an English nobleman, who, through a Canadian friend, had heard of the stamp, offered ��1,500, which  offer was accepted. The English lord, falling in love  with an American heiress, and wishing to gain the favor  of her brother, presented him with the stamp as a token  of his esteem. Here, in its new and luxurious American  home, it came to a sad end, for one day the maid, by mistake, swept the stamp, which . had accidently fallen out  of the album, into the fire. In an instant the stamp,  which thousands had heard of aud longed for, went up in  smoke to the broad, blue sky, leaving not a trace behind.';  ������The Outlook.      ..!'���'.  A Country Editor.  We look into a cradle and behold a male child.    At the  age of 10 he is a noisy kid, with  half the   buttons off his  "4  I  mit^umiL.imBamsBJikhMiMasmia _"_u.x:rf> Msi&i-vjpma-G  10  THE ECONOMIST.  pants and an eye for meanness. At the age of 15 he is a  devil in a print shop; at 25 the publisher of a country  newspaper, at the head of every enterprise calculated to  improve the town or enrich the pusiness thereof; at 35 he  is ah emaciated,and worn-out man, with holes in his  pockets and a bald head; at the age of 50 he is a corpse in  a cheap coffin, and his only resource,- left behind are two  cases of long primer typs, a Washington handpress and a  subscribtion book with 500 delinquent subscribers, who.  line lip and march past , the coffin, saying, "He was a  public spirited fellow, but he couldn't save anything.  Not Too Many Doctors.  Do doctors and health go together? Figures seem to indicate that an affirmative  answer must  be given to the  question.  It is computed that there are now 7,000 more medical  men in Great Britain than there were ten years ago. During that period the death-rate has gradually decreased,  and continues to decrease.  The.country in which there are relatively to  the whole  population the fewest doctors   is  Russia,   and the death-  rate in the that country is much higher than it is in England.     In some parts of the Czar s dominions   the   mortality is very high.  Holland, which has a very low death-rate, has a larger  proportionate number of doctors than any other Continental country, and Norway, in which the conditions are  normally favorable to good health, has a small number  of doctors and quite a high death-rate���the two apparently  going'together:  A Critic's Evasion.  It is risky to give one's honest opinion about a man's  horse or dog, a house designed by' himself or a picture  which he values highly. He who gives the opinion  stands on a slippery place, a��d should the judgment be  unfavorable he will slide far from the man's esteem.  Fuseli, the ecceutrb- artist and professor of the Royal  Academy, was invited by a nobleman to see a painting of  which he was the proud owner.     Fuseli   went,   taking a  1 pupil with him. The painting was shown by the nobleman himself.     The  artist  examined it  and  exclaimed,  ' " Extraordinary!" The nobleman, greatly pleased at the  ejaculation, lauded the picture to the skies, pointed out its  beauties, and Fuseli cried: "Extraordinary! Extraordinary!"  "Extraordinarily bad," was the reply of the artist,  who had not cared to offend a lord who might become a  patron.  The New Curate's Mistake.  The Squires son had just been ordained, and on the following Sunday he was to take tue morning service in his  native village.  He was a young man, and very nervous. However,  he did his best, and returned to the vestry, having accomplished the service to his own satisfaction.  " I think I got through the service , without a mistake,  John?" he remarked to the.old clerk, who was helping  him off with his surplice.  " It was first-rate, Master Dick!" said the old man,  with enthusiasm. " I don't know as I ever heard it better, done," After a pause he added, " But the old parson  never gave us the evening service in the morning."  Each Thought the Other Had Them.  Two farmers had been enjoying a festive evening with  another farmer, and both of them " had done , themselves  remarkably well," to use an expressive phrase.  They had a drive of five miles before them and it was a  very dark night, but the horse knew   the way.    Side by  side they sat in the cart, and went  along  at  a spanking  pace.     At   length they swung  around   the sharp turn  , which led to the house," in a most alarming  manner, only  just missing the gate-post by an inch or two.  " Gently, George, gently round the  corner, old   man,"  murmured Bill.  George grinned.  What!  Haven't you got the reins either?"   he said.  <(  Satisfactorily Explained.  An old sportsman was giving a dinner lately to a number of sportive'j admirers, and, as joke after joke went  round, they asked for his greatest achievement:  " Well," said he, " I remember taking off the right ear  and the hoof of one of the hind feet ofa dear, by the same  shot!"  "Impossible!"  exclaimed the guests.    " How did  you  manage that?" "   i "     '     ,  The old fellow seemed puzzled when asfed for an explanation.  Turning to his butler, whom he appealed to on all occasions of difficult: �� John, do you recollect how I did it?" .  John paused a moment, and then replied:  " O yes, sir, perfectly well. Don't you remember the  dear was scratching its ear with its hind foot when you  fired?"  An Uncomfortable Answer.  In one of Sir George Colley's letters he says: "Lord  Lytton had a good story 'about poor Lord Leitrim, who  shortly before his murder, talking with a countryman  about some cases of landlord shooting, asked, ' Why.don't  the rascals shoot me!' 'Ah, thin, yer honor,'said the  man,'it's just this���what's everybody's business is nobody's business!' !'  What About the Basket.  On her way to Balmoral from the South' the Queen  passed near the country seat of a very rich commoner.  This gentleman had grand vineries, and he instructed  his gardener���a typical specimen of the thrifty Scot���to  pick a large basketful of the finest grapes te be sent to her  Majesty.  Amid many grumbles anent the giving away   of      my  grapes," he complied. ���  Shortly afterwards a letter was received-from the Queen  thanking the doner in graceful terms for such fine grapes.  Thinking this would molify his" gardener, the gentleman  read him the missive.  The old Scot heard it through   in  Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Butter, Eggs, Cheese,  r rti i us, E-tCo ��� ������ ��� ��� ���  BRANCHES...  Nelson, Victoria and Vancouver  ^���m.,^��1utM^*mkm'<mmk��;m& is�� M^^^-J��jMi^.iM��rw-..'j*aj^i.t��r*i��Wii>iiwi*^Af,j,,ifliiffi.W/ iV .ii  THE ECONOMIST.  11  {   \  I  ���TELEPHONES'io AND 41.  POSTOFFICE BOX K & W.  &r  ��� ��� I  ���  , t  ��� l\'   11 \1.\1      i  1    1    1\1 V ^J l\       V   X ���  ���  ���  '���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ������  '���  ���  ���  ���  ���  t -   - i  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  ��� ��� ��� ���  14  West Baker Street  ���  ���  ���-  ��� 1  ���  . ���  *  ���  . ���  ���  ���  West Baker Street %  14  Lieral const  ^../  .HAVE RECEIVED...  LOADS OF  In Stock.  ITURE  They do the business because  their prices are the best.  Baker St., Cor. of Kootenay St.,  Nelson, B. C.  silence, and at its conclusion remarked anxiously:  .  " She doesna say   onything  aboot  sending   back the  basket.", .. . ..  ���.-,��� '"  " So you want to write war news," said the enterprising exponent of emotional journalism.  "Yes," said the young man.  "Do you feel that you are equipped for that kind of  employment?"  "I do; I've got a map and an imagination."  Counters, shelves'and store fixtures ior sale. Apply to  Theo. Madson, Baker street, Nelson.  THE ANNUAL MEETING of the Liberal  Conservative Union  for  British  Columbia  will be  held at the Assembly Hall, New Westminster, on the  5th day of October next, commencing at 10 .A. M.  All Liberal Conservatives will be welcome. The  right to vote is confined to delegates chosen by Liberal Conservative Associations or District Meetings  regularly convened for this purpose. One delegate  for every twenty members of such Association or  District Meeting. Proxies can only be used by members of the Union. Advantage may be taken of the  Railway Rates to and from the'Exhibition which is  being held at the same time.  D. H. WILSON, GEO. H. COWEN,  President. ' 'Secretary.  Van Gabbler���1 see the fashion is coming in again for  the ladies to wear ear-rings. I suppose now you'll need to  have your ears bored? I  Miss Ennui���I'm used to that.  ���nuBnaiwwmmmmjngaf asSrri^^^^w-i-r =  ���^r*fi��g&^P^3TZ��j?*  12  THE ECONOMIST.  Burns & Co.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  "J  Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .   BRANCHES AT  L  ROSSLAND  SANDON  TRAIL NELSON KASLO    A  THREE FORKS SLOCAN CITY A  West Kootenay Butcher Co  WHOLE SALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices.   I|  Mail orders receive careful attention. r ^   - %  Nothing bnt fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock.  E. C TRAVES, Manager.  3 '  |.. Humphreys & Pittock..  Young Doctor ��� Congratulate; me,  old man, I'm just preparing to visit  my first patient.  Young Lawyer���Good! I'll go with  you.   Perhaps he hasn't made his will.  WANTED���BY YOUNG SCOTCHWOMAN,  position as nurse. Is capable of taking  complete charge of children. First-class references. Apply to Mrs. R. J. Skinner, president  Y. w. C. A,, 1227 Rolson street, Vancouver.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Tiger Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located: About five miles west from  Nelson, near Eagle Creek.  Take notice that 1, Arthur S. Farwell, agent  for George A. Kirk, Free Miner's Certificate  No. 88,385, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a  Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose  of obtaining a, Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this loth day of August, 1899.  23-8-1)9. A. S. Fa  A. S. FARWELL.  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.,  ot the City ofJNelson, acting - as agent for the  Delight,Gold Mining Company, Limited, Free  ���Miners's Certificate No. B 26,687, intend, sixty.  days from the date hereof, to apply to tho  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvt -  ments, for the purpose of obtaining Crown  Grants of the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the L--  suance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this sixteenth day of August, 1899.  John McLatchie.  FOR SALE.  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Streetj'Telephone No. 93.  IOE ORE AM ���o  Agents for  Victoria Colonist,  Seattle Times  -S..F. Bulletin  all  Nelson Economist  Nelson Miner,  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail and Empire ,  Toronto Far.m and Fireside  New York Sunday World,  And Other Periodicals.  ICE CREAM SODA.  <  FRESH  California Fruits  Received Daily.  Half interest or whole in the Victory and  Silver Tip Creek claims, on the west branch  of the Duncan River. Apply to William  Pollock, Rossland, B. C.  PATENAUDE BROTHERS  JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS  ��*  imnmrtfroTmmrtf^^  umnQ  KOOTENA Y LAKE SA W MILL  Fine Watches a  Specialty  NELSON, B. C.  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and. Sash & Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson ,..Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street. (Turned Work*  JOHN RAE, AGENT.  OHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson 8. C  CLUB HOTEL   ; ^  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $ i per day and up.  Schooner Beer, 10 cents  uulpjuuuuuu^^ J.  Curran, Proprietor. ���Hi  zx-rrz  luJiiuMKAiMJ  ,*1  THE ECONOMIST.  o  o  i  Toddy ��� Jennie tells me young  Woodby proposed to her last night.  Viola���I don't think I know him.  Is he well off?  Toddy���He certainly is. fthe refused  him.  C&RTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.   ,  Golden Eagle Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where located: On the south side of Red  Mountain on Hall Crock.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, P.L.S.,  of Nelson, B. C, acting as agent for G. A.  Kirk, Free Miner's Certificate No.8.8,385, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this twenty-third day of August, 1809.  ���  John xUcLatciue.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVE ME NTS.  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. 21,817A, J.  A. McRac, free miner's certificate No. 21,658A,  A. E. Crossctt; free miner's certificate No.  B 11,4,87, and David Lusk, free miner's certificate No. Bll,()G8, intend; sixty days from the  dale hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a Certificate of Improvements, tor the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of the above  claims. -.And further take notice that action,  under section 87, must be commenced before  1 lie issuanco'of such Certificate of Improve-  'inents.  Dated this 22nd day of J uly, 1899.  John McLatchie.  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 I, John A. Coryell, Provincial Land Surveyor, as agent for Reginald K.  Neill, Free Miner's Certificate No B 11,676, and  Joseph E. Read. Free Miner's Certificate No.  19,088 A, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  a Certificate of Improvements, for he purpose  of {[obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action, u nder  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 10th day of August, 1899.  John A. Coryell.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Star Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where Located: ' Between Sandy.and Eagle  Creeks, about 2W2 miles south-east of the Poor-  man mineral churn.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, free  miner's certificate No. B 11,320. acting as  airenr, for Oscar Johnson, Free Miner's Certificate No. 21,712 A, Mike Johnson, Free Miner's Certificate No. 23,2-11 A, and John Blom-  berg, free miner's certificate No. 21,791 A, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of  improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim. And further take notice that action, under section 37,  must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  JOHN McLATCHIE, P. L. S.  Dated this 30th clay of June, 1899.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Onix. Humboldt, 0. <fcK., Josic and Frec-  mont Mineral claims, situate in the Nelson  Mining.Division of AVest Kootenay District.  Where located : On south bank of Kootenay  River and on the East side of Eagle Creek.  Take notice that I, Robert Scott Lennie, as  agent, for the Golden Five Mines, Limited,  (non personal liability), of. Nelson, B.C., free  niiher's^certiflcate No. B 11,617, 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 8th day of July, 1899.  ON.  ���&,  Come in and   inspect   our   stock  of Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furnishings'.0    ,  rters of Heavy and She!! Hardware,  Prints Everything  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  isiting Cards  enu Cards  Receipts  Etc., Etc.  PRICES  COMPLETELY  Be Convinced,  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  VERNON    STREET ? j��-.Afc.ii.~.��*.-j';J'.-*.��'~  i |  *  3 {  / i  ii  I  :  <  4   it"  ! 7  i ���.-  i  ii  If!   1''  a  14-  EtheJ���How harmonious the color of  everything in this church is.  Margaret���Yes, excepting the sexton. Why doesn't he wear stained  glasses.  THE ECONOMIST.  Edith (showing her smart little  brother to her new bean)���Now,  Tommy, y. u have counted, up to  eleven; tell us what comes after eleven.  Tommy���Pop, in his stocking feet.  ��� Secretary���Here's a letter from your  wife at <ihe seashore, sir; but I can't  make' out a word she writes.  "Um! Just send her-a check, for  $500. That will cover it for the time  b  jemg.  m  Edwin���How do you know that it  was a man that wrote the novel?  Helen���Because the story takes over  a period of ten years and the heroine  never changes'her dress but once.' "  IN THE COUNTY COURT OF KOOTENAY.  Holden at Nelson.  Between:���  W. G. Robinson, of Nelson, B. C, Hotelkeeper,  Plaintiff,  and  W. J. T. Watson and J. P. Kennedy, of Spokane, Wash, (formerly of Nelson,B. C.), De-  defendants. >  In Chambers, His Honor Judge Forin, Saturday, the 20th day of August, 1899.  Upon the application of the Plaintiff and  upon reading the affidavit of P. E. Wilson,  sworn therein.  1. I do order that service upon the Defendants of the summons, plaint and writ of attachment in this action by publishing 'this  order, with the notice hereon endorsed, once a  week for Ave weeks succeeding the'2Uth day ot  August, 18911, iua newspaper published at Nelson, B. C, be deemed good, and sufficient  service of said summons, plaint and writ of  attachment, aud that the Defendants do ap-  uear thereto on or before the 15th day of October, 2S99.    ' V       ���  2. And 1 do further order that the costs of  this applicahon be costs in the cause.  J. A. Fojun, J.  all &Jeffs  Tinsmithing  Plumbing  5*  AND  Heating  Josephine Street  Nelson.  NOTICE.    '  This action is brought to   recover $301.10,  being the amount owing by Defendants to  Plaintiff, as follows:  Three promissory notes, dated 22nd November,' 1S98, for $80.00, $100.00 and  $100.00, respectively, made by Defendants in Plaintiff's favor and payable  30, 60 and 90 days after date, r'espec- _  - lively *   ,-m  To interest thereon ���...    L���  To money paid at Defendants' request. ���   20.00  ��301.40  STARTLERS   *  IN IMtlCES of  Wail Paper  ���AT-  AND  S00 LINE  NEW FAST  DAILY SERVICE  EAST AND WEST.   ..  Optional routes cast from  Kootenay Counfrv.  First-Class sleepers on all trains trom  Arrowhead and Kootenay Landing  Tourist cars pass lievelstoke daily for St.  Paul, Thursdays for Montreal and Boston,  Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto.  Neison to Toronto  ��5 hours ; Montreal, 89 hours ; Now York, 101  hours, Winni >cg\ Jo hours ; Vancouver, 30  hours ; Victoria, 35 hours.  2-DAILYTRAINS-2  To and from Robson, Rossland.  7 00 k Lv. NELSON Ait. 10.50k  l.-i.'l."ik Lv.   " NELSON' Alt. 10.23k  Vforning train daily for north and main  hue via Robson, and, except Sunday, for  SandoJi, jSloean points anum,iiu hue via.  Mocan City.  KOOTENAY  LAKE���KASLO  ROUTE.  Express and Draying  Having purchased the express and drayin  business of J. W. Cowan, we are prepared to  do all kinds of work in this line, and solicit  the patronage of the people of Nelson. Orders  left at D. McArthur & Co's store, northwesL  corner Baker and Ward streets, will receive  prompt attention.   Telephone 85.  GOMER   DAVIS.  Thomson's   Book  Store.  r     WADDS BROS.,  Photographers  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nclsou.  Str. Kokanec  NEi.^OX  Ex. Sun  An. 11.00k  Ex. Sun.  iii.uok Lv.  Tnesdav, Thursday, Saturday, to Argent a  and return, leaving Kaslo at 20.00k.  KOOTENAY RIVER  ROUTE.  i>nilv. Strs Movie and Nelson. Daily  :-' 30k Lv. '   KELSON .   Arr. 2.30k  Connects Kootenay   Landing with Crow's  Nest. Line,trains.  ���< hours-NELSON TO   ROSSLAKD-liours -1  For rates   and   full   information   address  nearest local agent, or  .     C. E. Beasley, City Passenger .Agent..  .      R. W. Drew, Agent, Nclspn.  F. Anderson, E. J. Coyfe,  Trav. Pass. Agent. ������/' A. G. P. Agent,  ���  'Nelson, B.C. Vancouver, B. C,  COMflANDINQ 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  to   g��od   quality, good style a,nd  ._&oo_d       workmaship.       ^'  value" is great.  The  ��'V HEN you buy ���.. ��� ^  OKELL& MORRIS'  O'KELL &  ^'SUWaKUr-*:!  Preserves�� M0RR!S'  (  al   you get what are pure British Columbia Are, absolute ^y the  c<   frui I. and sugar, and your money is left at PUREST AND BEST.  So   home. '         '  GLTrbTToTnTJliLJUJ^^ JULPJLPJ* .ojLOJLSUULPJLSlx  Doors, Sashes and Turned  and Office Fittings  Work  racKe  U  w  ffi  tlGll  na  rices Heasonaoie  wwmiwm.uiM.gAM'aiiJ'ai  iwrntmaaaB^^ rT~*r&eZF&$!!TJ*FK3".  mKa*HWSia^^  3*w��l.

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