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Array w  M  M<y.  M  NELSON  m  VOL. III.  NELSON, B. C. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 27, 1899.  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 care-  1' '  fully 'guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless  articles.  Notice.���There are several hundred readers of The  Economist behind in their subscriptions. No doubt this  is attributable to neglect and all that will be required to  ensure a hasty response is this gentle reminder.  WITH the close of 1899, " it will be found  that during the year Nelson has achieved  most phenomenal results in the matter of building  and expansion of "trade. ' Very few citizens suspect  that the improvements, including street railway,  business blocks, private residences, etc., for the  year will approach one million dollars. Atothe  present time there are in the process of construction  half a , dozen business blocks on Baker street that  would attract attention in any city in Canada. In a  few weeks the visitor to Nelson can avail himself  of the convenience of the best equipped and most  modern electric railway on the continent and ride for  miles along a good street with magnificent business  blocks on both sides, and" as he passes out of the busi-  and a considerable number of Eastern wholesale firms  are also permanently represented. The volume of  wholesale business transacted is of such proportions  as to encourage the expenditure of large sums of  money in putting up buildings in order to meet the  ��� demands of trade. Nelson being the central point  and designed by nature as the distributing centre,  these whelesale firms have ..established themselves,  here to better reach the trade of the Kootenays. That  they expect this advantage to be permanent is best  evidenced by their willingness to invest large sums  in warehouses etc. And along the water front,  where there was scarcely a building a year ago, are  found warehouses in which are stocks .of goods ready,  to be distributed to any point in the interior.  Another feature of the progress of Nelson, is the  rapidly multiplying number of manufacturing concerns in our , midst. The goods manufactured are  equal to any produced in British Columbia. There  are no better cigars manufactured in Canada than  those turned out by the Kootenay Cigar Co. The  " Royal Seal/' manufactured by this firm is in great  demand on account of its superiority over many of  the so-called imported articles. Thorpe & Co's  aerated waters are the best oathe market. The  beer brewed here can compete successfully with anything imported. Johnson & Kinrade are turning out  wagons that are peculiarly adapted for the roads in  the interior of British Columbia, and we have  machine shops   that can   supply   anything   from a  blocks on botii sides, ana as ne pa^ca uui ui mc uuor     macnmc ��uu^   m��...  %.��-   ���rr?^ -        ~  ness part of thecity his eye will rest upon hundreds of    needle   to   an anchor.     There   are   scores ot otner  " .-       ���,���!    _i_._    -j t:__    a  j :~ *��������fr,^fnritior frvnthe'  trade, in   a  private residences all built with due consideration  for beauty of locality and fitted up with all modern  conveniences. The residents own their residences and  take honest pride in beautifying their homes. Certainly, Nelson is earning the right to be' known as  the city of " beautiful homes."  It is sometimes asked, what is going to keep Nelson up? The answer is plain. Geographical situation has decided that at the point in the Kootenays  where Nelson is located must develop the great distributing centre for East and West Koetenay. All  other mining towns in this mining region must by  force pf natural conditions pay;tribute to the commercial centre. Commerce, like water, seeks the easiest  channels/and a glance at the map of British Columbia affords the most convincing testimony of the  relation Nelson is to bear to all other points in the  Kootenay.    a  firms engaged in manufacturing fon the' trade, in a  small way, of course, but all extending their works  and employing a larger number of workmen. From  small acorns great trees grow and we can reasonably  look forward to the time when Nelson will become a  manufacturing centre. Everything . depends on the  extent to which these industries are;-encouraged by  our people. Our citizens should mq.ke it,a point,to  buy the home article in preference to sending out of  the city for that which can just as well be .secured  at home. We must stand together,. fpr hi union  there is strength.  The possibilities of Nelson from a mineral-producing point of,view"'cannot be approximated. Mining  experts are of the opinidirthat in the vicinity of Nelson the ore bodies are richer than area to be found in  any other part of the Provinee. The mines already in  operation tend to emphasize;, this belief. As this  circumstance  becomes   better known, we may   look  Already we have in Nelson  branches of many  of    for  greater development of  our   mineral resources  the Sng   wholesale   houses in British   Columbia ��� than now prevails.     When ^.becomes a.^act-cafe  m, THE NELSON ECONOMIST  :  demonstrated fact that the greatest mining prospects  in the ;world are l located right at our own door,  we may look forward to a great era in mining  development, In fact, we have everything in and  around Nelson to make a great city. All that is required is for the people to maintain and encourage  that absolute faith in its future that has accomplished  so much in the past.  _Thb medical men of the city were interviewed last  week with "regard to the health of our citizens and all  agreed that Nelson at the present time is remarkably  free from sickness.   , This is indeed a matter of congratulation, as the primitive condition of tbe   sewers  and other sanitary arrangements in all  new Western  towns has a tendency to produce   typhoid.     One-of  the .'doctors   interviewed  went so  far as to say that  Nelson could put forth   reasonable claims-for becoming a health resort.      By   some   this might be   con-  sidered a mere facetious remark, but  as a   matter of  fact this city possesses many of the requirements of a  health resort, and with proper   attention   to sanitary  conditions it would have everything necessary,to re-,  store health to sufferers from various forms of.disease.  But it is not only as  a- health   resort- that   Nelson  could put forth special claims for precedence.   Without doubt our scenic   beauty   is unsurpassed by any  locality in   the   world.     A m agnificent   stretch   of  water,   teeming   with fish and hedged around   with  rugged   mountain  ranges,    all   contribute^, towards  making Nelson   an ideal spot for tourists.     This   is  one feature of development that  should not be overlooked in   the  general   effort to place   the city in   a  position of commercial sup remacy.  If Nelson is to realize the hope of her ambitious  citizens, much attention must-be given to making  the place attractive, not only for those that are already here, but for the stranger who may wander  within our gates. So far the people have been too  much taken up with their own private affairs to give  much thought to pleasure. Quite true, we have  churches here' for those who rna}' be religiously inclined, and to the credit of the city be it said, our  churches are all well attended. Already there is a  commodious opera house of sufficient dimensions to  accomodate the largest travelling combinations. Unfortunately we are not on a circuit and it would be  unreasonable to expect an average ����� >f more than one  company a week during the theatrical season. In  the matter of lighter amusement v\e are a little behind the times and, no doubt many who would spend  the winter here had they the advantages to be found  in other places, leave for Victoria and Vancouver to  spend that season. In the coast cities there are"  music halls where strangers can spend an evening in  healthful entertainment. These music halls are  conducted in such a manner as to give no offence to  even the most fastidious. There is good vocal and  instrument al music and people who enjoy that sort  of thing pass pleasantly many a long winter evening  that might otherwise be spent in questionable resorts.  It is therefore with pleasure we observe that Aid.  Hillyer has a proposal before the City Council asking that body to encourage the establishment of a  respectable and well-conducted music hall in Nelson.  We hope the City Council will view this matter not  only as a means of keeping money in the city that  would otherwise be spent in Coast towns, but also .  as providing a pis ze of amusement for many ���young  men who are now, wasting their substance in riotous  living. This question has a moral phase to itthat  must not be overlooked. , Dozens of young men  without homes and healthy social evironment are led  into places that not only develop the brutal .side of  their nature, but often prompts them to make away  with funds not their own. Good, healthy amusement is absolutely necessary to the well-being of all'  Western cities and we hope Aid. Hillyer's proposal  to encourage the establishment of a music hall - will  be ;viewed with approval by the other aldermen arid  the citizens generally. Any opposition to, this scheme  we would'be inclined to suspect would be inspired b}r  a desire to protect the interests of' that class of the  community who sell their souls for filthy lucre and  blight the prospects' and reputations of the rising  generation.  The Ottawa Citizen points   .out   that   under   the  Banking Act   when   a bank fails and the   liquidator  does not within two months redeem tbe notes   of the  defunct bank, at par with six per cent, iuterest'from  the date of the suspension," the minister of finance   or  the receiver general may   order the   notes to be paid  out of a fund called the Bank Circulation Redemption  fund which is provided b}^ a  contribution   from   the  banks of five per cent, of their paid up capital stock,  which is retained by the government at the time  the  charter is granted.    In case the fund is not sufficient  to redeem the notes duriug   any   one   year  an   additional assessment may be made oil the banks of one  per cent, of the average amount of their notes in circulation.   ��� As a result   of   the   failure of thV Ville  Marie bank the draught on this sum is   likely to   be  heavy because the bank is alleged to have in circulation about$200,obo, in excess of what it was authorized to issue.     This was  done in   contravention   of  the law.      It is possible that a question may arise as  to the   right of   the   government   to redeem, these  illegally issued notes from the fund   referred to,   for  the reason that the issue was   illegal.      It is held by  some banking authorities that the fund is for the  redemption of bank   notes   legitimate^ circulated and  that two-thirds of the circulation of the   Ville   Marie  being unauthorized  cannot   be paid out of the fund.  The banking act does not appear to provide for   this  contingency., and the con ten ion is that the   redemption fund is for the protection of the public from  loss  on,bona fide bank notes issued according to law, and  not for the redemption of illegal issues, whether they  be forgeries or otherwise, put into circulation   unlawfully:     If the point is raised it may result in an   interesting suit, a THE NELSON ECONOMIST  EVENTS AND GOSSIP  (!��  THE STORY is not a new one. The American  heiress and the pauperized prince have become  proverbial in the history of matrimonial ventures.  In these instances marriage no longer seems to be a  spiritual sacrament, but a commercial transation,  wherein a fresh young life is offered up as a sacrifice  on the golden altar of matrimony] It is an unhealthy  social condition, a signal of national decay. The  recent   reports of Miss Gould's infelieity with Count  ti '  Castellaine lends force to the argument that the  alliance of the wealthy, daughters of the��United States  to the effeminate scions of an artificial European  nobility is a crime against moral developments, which  is the natural evolution of the race towards an ideal  condition of perfection. But the example of her experience, however, did not deter the latest aspirant  for matrimonial misery, Miss Julia Dent Grant, granddaughter of ex-president Grant of the United States,  from becoming a princess with an unpronounceable  name. I read in the Spokesman-Review that Miss  Grant, who is a neice of Mrs. Potter Palmer, wife of  the wealthy Chicago tavern keeper, was to have received $500,000 on the occasion of her marriage last  Monday. Surely feminine human nature is a complex riddle: The aggregated philosophers of ancient  and modern times, embracing every exponent of  natural truth from Aristotle down to Herbert Spencer, have had a mental wrestle with them. That  mysterious microbe that underlies a woman's whims  has been too elusive for their intellectual scalpels. A  woman is a bewildering witch-fire that puzzles philosophers. The profoundest thinkers lose their specific  gravity when she becomes the centre of attraction.  Miss Grant, it is related, at first refused the hand of  her hundred and twenty pound prince, but after  mature deliberation, consented to skake the dust of  the great republic from her sandals aud commingle  the blood of her republican grandfather with that  of a degenerate European prince !.  In the onward progress of our civilization   toward  the altruistic Uptopia, of which socialogical reformers  dream, marriage is the most important factor.     It is  the crucible from which will spring   the .l phoenix of  the ideal.     It   requires   a better   race morally   and  intellectully to comprehend better and more equitable  conditions   of existence.     It  requires   considerable  philosophical culture to understand that unselfishness  is the soul and essence of true morality and true happiness.   It almost requires a scientific course of study  for the present generation to understand the   wisdom  and immutability  of   Nature's  laws,   and only the  esoteric   few   seem to comprehend the fact th at a life  lived in conformity to these same laws is the secret of  their physical  and   mental wellbeing.     So long   as  marriage is a   mere matter of  barter,   whether   the  exchange   be a matter of a million   for a crest or a  >oul for a crust, so long will   the arrival of a   future  generation which will universally have a knowledge  - of these truths be postponed. The offsprings of such  unions cannot0approach near to these ideas of perfection. Their lives can be no improvement on the  past. They cannot be moral gifts to posterity ;, but  this is a material age. Is -spirituality obsolete ? Is  the Divine meaning that underlies the marriage  form an old-fashionied idea that belongs more to ,the  realm of romance than reality ?  In spite of this apparent pessimism, I am optimistically inclined. The fact is realized that there are  exceptions to almost everything. Although there is  an occasional heiress who'is dazzled by the glitter of  a coronet, the fact remains that the majority of them  look upon a ducal crown in the nature of a halo,  with a great big hole in the centre. The crowning  glory of nature in civilization is a man in the fullest  aud truest meaning of that word. He is the real  nobleman. He receives his crest and heraldry from  the great Creator of the Universe���God!  In almost every paper we take up these days we  read of some hitherto trusted member of societ3' defaulting in his accounts. Sometimes it is a bank  cashier, and very often someone who is custodian of  the funds of a commercial concern. Why is this the  case ? What is there in our present social conditions  that makes man less mindful of his good name or the  duty he owes to society ? In the face of constant evidence that there is but one result for unfaithfulness  to, trust, men continue to be unfaithful; in the face of  the daily downfall of those who have gone wrong,  men continue to do those things that will sooner or  later bring them to shame.  Why,is it,that men forget .themselves and the;r  happiness? There is a lack of character, of course.  People talk of good reputations, but a good character is the gaol to be aimed for. Give a man a goc I  character and it matters not, so far as his personal  welfare is concerned, what his reputation may be,  but a man of good reputation may be a villain. The  Sunday School superintendent who embezzled from  the bank of which he was cashier had a good reputa-r  tion, but he lacked character, else he would not have  been tempted. And how do men lose character, if  they have ever had it? They neglect to watch the  point in which they suppose themselves to be strong.  Temptation is too strong to be resisted.  Among the injunctions given by Paul is one to ��� ���' Be  strong.", I think Paul saw this very weakness and  wrote this sentence to cover it. Men laugh at the  idea that temptation to dishonesty could lead them  astray, and so they become careless of that portion of  their character; suddenly t he temptati on comes, and  it is found that instead of strength there is weakness; a  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ���i  i i  %  the fortress has not been guarded at all   points ;   the  .individual did not train himself against temptation to  be dishonest because he never thought he  could'be  dishonest.    And so his character was taken by the ���  enemy. ���   ������  There is but one way to live happily and; that is to  live honestly and in   truth  to  one's self.    The man,  who tries to live any other way will suffer.    . I here is  a law of results  governing the character just as there  is a law  governing the physical life.     If we place   a  hand on the hot stove it is burned ; it makes no difference whether4t be accidental   or intentioii��.l,-the law  does its work.      If a man takes one false step he has,  laid the foundation for another false step;   this is the  natural result.     And when this step has been taken,  man has descended from the step   of his   possibilities  " and he   becomes a mere   animal.      In the matter of  character, what one man has done all can do.      Man  was' not created oil different  standards;   what is possible for one is  possible for all .in   right living, and-  this truth should be learned. ��� There should  be more  honesty in business-in all its phases.-; ���  ' some people think I am a preacher because I  moralize'on common matters. I am not a preacher,  and I do not like a good many preachers, because  with all due respect for preaching, preachers are not  usually practical. They mix up s uperstitions and  traditions' with present day work. They preach  definitely about the fl.-od, .butdon't say much about  the present time! We can all agree on benevolent '  work for the present, but we may not all agree about  the flood, or the method of creation. So I *ni not  a preacher, nor, yet a disappointed old maid, as one  of Aid! Beer's friends thinks I am, but a simple  student who has a desire to sift philosophy a little  more and know something of the purpose of man. I  work for a living like all ordinary individuals, of  which I am one..  There is coming from the East a question which  will reach here in the course of the winter. It is  "What is , woman's greatest fault?" This,presupposes that she has other faults, and plenty of them;  in spite of thegallantry of the one who answers: " If  you will tell me why a womauputs her left foot first  when; walking, T will tell you . her; greatest faul t. V  Here is raised a new question.;, Does woman really  ' step off on her left,foot? They say up, for the right  foot is the first impelled to move. To make the  fact apparent,: they assert that in dancing men start  off with their, left foot while women use the right,  foot otherwise menanol women aould trip each other,  and there would be an end of Terpsichorean exercise.  A�� Any waltzer knows this," the fair owner of a neat  little foot asserts with feminine positiveness.   Women  . are clamoring for all the rights given to men.: Here  would be a most unmilitary lack of uniformity. The  man after marking time, would step forward with  thel right,' while the woman, after marking time,  would step forward on the left foot. What a difference that would make in marching !    Captain Hodg-  ins would draw his  cap  over his  eyes, especially if  the men and women were mixed, for the  mixedness-  of the step would be horrible to a martinet.    As  to  the fault matter, human nature is full' of it and women, though made of finer-grained' stuff than  men,  are not  at  all  exempt.  ' But rather than display a  number of faults which are every day prominent, the.  best way is to consider the question asked in the begin -  niug of this paragraph a conundrum similar to an in-   'ij  imitable witticism of the late John Brougham in "Po-  cahontas:"      Captain   Smith   said    to   Powhattan,  " What is life but a  conundrum ?"    "Lie down and  give it up !" replied the forest king. ,  ;    There is W) newspaper  which   would not  govern    .  the country at times different from the present rulers,  and it is quite as well an established fact that there is  ..not a politician in Canada who .wouldn't edit a newspaper at tim.es differently from the way in which it is   .;,  edited.    So where too great functions part comyany,  each  should  be  patient  with the  other  and  each  concede to the other the respect it would bespeak for  itself.    But  there  is  something  irrepressibly funny  about this,newspaper business anyway.    A juvenile  reporter a short time ago informed  me that he knew  all &bout the law of libel.    I had not suspeeted  that  I was conversing with such an  erudite  youth,   and  the information staggered me.    In  this   respect  this  youth is even more candid than   a   Nelson . lawyer,  who, if'he knew all about any particular, branch   cf  the law, would through modesty refrain   from allud-.  ing to the fact.    However, going back   to   the  point  from which I started, the newspaper can always deal  with things as they ought to be dealt with, and when   .  they do not turn out that way, ii can  belabor   those  who prevented them from doing so.  It is much easier  to run a  newspaper  than   a government,   although  perhaps not so profitable.    That  is   why journalism  is so much better than the  government, and editors  are so much happier than   emperors, queens, jacks,  o-overnors, mayors and aldermen.  During the past few weeks  two  Victoria   publications   have passed  to  that  bourne  from'which no  -  newspaper returns.    They were started to fill a long-  felt want, and if they succeeded in filling anything it  a'was the-yawning abyss into which they were precipi-,  tated     The. first to succumb; to; the  inevitable, after  .experiencing for.monthsthe pangs of starvation and  misery, was the British Columbia; Workman, . As the  -name implied, that paper was supposed to voice; the  sentiments and aspirations   of  organized, labor, and,:  as is always .tiie case   with: papers-published in the  ;    s ecialinterest of any particular section of  the  com^   :  inunity, it wasburried to its death by. lack  of /hour-  ishment from the men who should have kept it alive.  -  It is an-exploded delusion chat there is such a thing  as gratitude in this world/   If such a.sentiment ever  did prevail, it was. never incorporated into the  ethics  of politicians or the laws.'-'and. regulations   governing  organized labor.    The other  paper to  yield  up  the.  ghost was the Victoria Olohe..    No one seemed to beg|  able to offer a substantial business reason for the ex-^. THE NELSON ECONOMIST  istence of the Globe. Sometimes it seemed as if its  mission was to generate editorial inspiration for other  publications of the same political complexion. It was  conducted with considerable ability, but seemed to  . float in an atmosphere of imagination. It was enterprising just the same, and quite naturally died  because it cast its lot in a city where enterprise is  i'jm viewed with suspicion. The average Victorian will  ' ^ throw the mantle of charity over the transgressions,  of a thief, but the man who dares to be enterprising,  is cast into outer darkness. The Globe was generous  in its dealings with its Provincial contemporaries;  indeed, one of" its last acts was to publish a column  editorial on the eight-hour law from the Nelson  MLnar.      Verily, in the midst of life we are in death  If I have said anything of a complimentary charac-  ter about the street railway company, I have done so,  with the mental reservation to criticize that  corpora-,  tion whenever occasion   seemed to   demand that   it  was iu the interest of   the public to   do so.     An experienced hardware man has drawn nay  attention   to"  the fact that the,, rails being used by the   company are  altogether  too large.    He pointed   out the   danger  that   was likely to result to   the  wheels of heavily-  laden   wagons,    and really the objection seems to be  well taken.      If those guardians of our destiny���the.  alderman���find   this   is - an objection   to  the   building of a   street cgt   line,  they should have the work  stopped   immediately.  " Many of the  cities   in   the  Dominion and throughout the   United States have a  proviso as to the size and shape of the rails   used for  street car purposes.  It is understood Mayor Neelands will occupy the  bench during trie absence of Mr. Crease. Now we  . will have law that is law and judgments that are  judgments. In future the, law text books will contain judgments something after this style: " Case of  Black vs. White, Neelands, J., presiding." And  the citation will go on to show how the learned  Judge held that under certain circumstances Black was  White and therefore by the same process of reasoning  White was sometimes Black, etc.  Last Monday  eveniug at the Opera  House, Hon.  N. Clarke Wallace addressed if not a very  large  at  least a much interested audience.    The fact that Mr.  Wallace spoke under tbe auspices of the Orange order and the. audience was mixed placed the  speaker  at a disadvantage ; nevertheless he spoke for an hour .  on matters of more or less interest to all present.  Mr.  Wallace cannot be regarded an orator, but he has an  incisive   way of giving expression  to  his opinions  that almost carries conviction to  his  listeners.    Not  the least interesting feature of his address was the reference to the events that led up to  the  split  in  the  Conservative Cabinet over the Manitoba school question and the subsequent  antagonism  of the Orange  body to the Conservc.tive cause.    No man in Canada  pbetter understands the sentiment from apolitical point  of view of Canadian Orangemen than  Mr.   Wallace,  and when he says that the chasm between the Orange  order and the Conservative party has been bridged  over, the statement may be accepted as a fact. Mr.  Wallace is travelling through the Province on his  own private business, and his visit here is without  political significance.  "A Breezy Time" comes to the Nelson Opera  House next Friday and will remain for two nights.  It is on the farce-comedy order, with some little,  pretension to plot.. The general idea, however, is to introduce a lot of specialties, and keep the  audience in the best of good  humor throughout the  evening. ,  The French  stock  company, follow   " A  Breezy Time, "and will remain one week.  Manager Annable of,the,Nelson Opera House   has  just shown me an invention, oyer-which he consumed  much midnight oil, and which is certain to confer a  lasting boon   on   long-suffering humanity.     It will  be known   in the realm of   science and invention  as  " The Perfected Hat Suatcher."    The theatfTTiigh  hat, so   long   the theme of   song and story,  will no  longer drive strong,  men to dissipation, for Manager  Annable's .'��� Perfected Hat Snatcher" will completely  abate the nuisance.     This   new invention   is   constructed   of the  best wire, with a  steel  attachment  fashioned,   on the model of   a trident.     The ��� whole  apparatus  will be suspended over   the entrance door  of the Opera House, so that when a woman   attempts  to propel her abnormally developed head-gear through  the door, the trident will descend and take the offending hat in its strong grasp and   deposit it in a   place  specially reserved for the   purpose.      Great interest  is being manifested in Manager Annable's   invention  by theatrical managers  throughout Canada and the  United States.  There must be quite a number of sports in the  neighborhood of j 50-mile House, Cariboo. I have  received a programme of their fall race meeting,  (H. B. Thomson treasurer,) audit is really surprising the number of events that are on the list. The  prizes offered should induce considerable competition.  It looks like a return of the old days in . Cariboo  when men had their horses shod with silver shoes  and gold nails.  The political situation has not undergone any  change during the past week. The Government  still manifests its capacity for bungling;, and the only  question with the people is, " How long?"  Hon. F. Carter-Cotton is now fixing up his political fences in Cariboo. He may not be any more  successful there than he was in the Kootena}^.  The investigation into the conduct of Rossland  police officials reveals many things that 1 are not to  the credit of the preservers of the peace. . Yet Ross-  landers, no doubt, are indignant at the disclosures  of corruption in high official life in France :  ���    I" ' 'P/G.  //��� 8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  LE CABECILLA  BY ALPHONSE DAUDET.  A:  a  '('���'���  i:-:  &  THE GOOD FATHER, was just on the point of finishing mass, when the prisoners were taken before him.  It was in a savage corner, among the mountains of  Andalusia. A rent, fallen rock, into which a giant fig-tree  had insinuated its twisted trunk, served as an altar. It was  covered by a Carlist flag, with silver fringe. When the  sacristan Miguel, who was assisting in the mass, rose to  remove the gospels, the rattle of cartridges in his cartridge-  box was plainly heard. All around the Carlist soldiers  were ranged silently, with carbine slung across the back,  reverently kneeling on their white caps. A burning hot  sun, the sun of Easter in Navarre, concentrated its rays  into the rocky hollow, where every sound was multiplied.  Above; on the ridge of the heights,, were standing silent  sentinels whose motionless silhouettes were cut out clearly  against the blue sky. , ''���.,.  It was a singular sight���an army officer acting as priest  to his soldiers���but the double existence of the cabecilla  suited him marvellously well. About him there was an  air of mysticism and piety; , his eyes were very small,  very black and very piercing. His features were,hard,  and his appearance was made all the sterner by the  bronze of the weather-beaten soldier. There was none  of the ascetic paleness of the cloister about this soldier-  priest. His forehead was traversed by enormous . veins  which seemed to knot his thoughts, as it were, with cords,  and which gave him the appearance of being most. unyieldingly obstinate.  Every time that tie turned to his congregation with  openarms to say the ," Domiuus Vobiscum," his uniform  could be seen under the stole, and his surplice was raised  in some places by the butt of a pistol or the handle of a  Catalonian knife.  "What will he do with us?" asked the terrified  prisoners of each other. . While theywere^waiting for the  mass, they related to each other all the acts of ferocity  which they had heard of the cabecilla, whose brutal cruelty  had earned him a name and a fame separate from the rest  of the royalist army. *   .   '  For a wonder���indeed; it might have been called a  miracle���this good father was, on that particular morning,  in a clement humor. The mass celebrated in the opeii  air, the success of the previons evening, and the brightness of Eastertide had all worked favorably upon the mind  of the priest, and his face beamed with joy aud goodness.  As soon as the service was over, and while the sacristan  was packing away the vessels, wbich were carried on mule-  back with the expedition, the priest approached the  prisoners. They numbered about a dozen, and were all  completely worn out by the battle of the previous day as  well as by the night of anguish which had followed, and  which they had spent on the straw of a stable, into which  they had been cast by their captors. Livid with fear  and exhausted by hunger, thirst and fatigue, they huddled  together like a flock of sheep in a slaughter-house. Their  uniforms were full of straw; their belts were in disorder;  from the crown of their head to their yellow shoes they  were dust-stained. Everything contributed to mark  them strongly with that sinister air which belongs to  soldiers who have been beaten, moral dejection and  physical despair striving for the upper hand.  For a moment the cabecilla regarded them with a smile  of triumph. He was not at all sorry to see them in such a  plight; soldiers of the hated republic were they���humble,  downcast, ragged, and in that condition a good object  lesson to his own well-fed, well-clad troops, in whose midst  they stood. His own men were as hardy as oaks, while  the captives looked half starved.  44 God bless you, my children!" he said to them sym-  pathizingly. "The republic, it seems tome, takes but poor  care of its defenders.    You are alias lean and gaunt as  the wolves of the Pyrenees, when the mountains are  covered with snow and the animals are forced to descend  into the plains. Look at my men I Jou see, we treat  our soldiers differently. Wouldn't you like to take our  side? Throw away you infamous * casquettes,' and put  on the white cap. I swear by the holy Easter Day that to  such as cry ' Long live the King I will give the same food  and the same treatment that the rest of my soldiers have.  All shall live on the fat of the land." ,  Before the priest had finished, the '^casquettos" of the  republican captives were thrown into the air, and there  wasa general city of "Long live the King! Long live  King Carlos!" ' ,'       -  Poor  deviln!  they   were   not  to   blame.   They   were  famished and full of fear, and they   dreaded the thought  of dying, and   the  smell of all the good meat which   was  being  cooked was so tempting.   .Never was  a pretender  ���'���cheered more heartily.  44 Give them something to eat, and be quick about it,"  said the priest, smiling. " When wolves yell like that  it seems that they are pretty hungry."  <  The captives were retired���captives no longer. Only  one of them remained looking at'the chief, and the one  who stayed behind w;as the youngest of the band. His  fierce and resolute attitude, was in1 contrast with his juvenile appearance. The down on his cheeks was only just  visible; his cloak was too big for him, so that he seemed almost lost in its folds ; the sleeves of his coat were turned  back because they were too long, and the wrists shown were'  made to look all the thinner by the width of the sleeves.  His brilliant eyes���Arab eyes lit up by Spanish pride-  were full of fever. The look which he fixed upon the  cabecilla was disturbing to that worthy.  44 What do you want?"   asked the priest, curtly.  44 Nothing. . . . lam only waiting for you to decide  what is to be done with me."  44 Why, the same as with the others. ��� I made no exceptions.     Pardon was for all."  44 The others were traitors and cowards. ... I was  the only one who did not cry 4 Long live the King!' "  The cabecilla started, and looked his youthful captive in  the eyes.  44 What is your name?"  44 Tonio Vidal."  44 Where do you come from?"  44 Puycerda."  44 How old are you?"  4i Seventeen."  44 The republic must be sadly in need of men when it is  reduced to drafting children."  441 was not drafted, father.     I am a volunteer."  44 Do you know, I have more than one method by which  I can break your pride and make you cry 4 Long live the  King'?"  With a motion of contempt the youth retorted: 4t I  defy you."  44 You mean to say that you would prefer to die?"  44 A hundred times."  44 Very good.     You shall die."  At a sign from the priest the squad for execution ranged  up.  The youth did not flinch.  Moved by such courage, the chief felt a touch of pity.  44 Have you anything to ask before you die?.- Would  you like anything to eat or drink?"  44 No," replied the youth, 44 but I am a good Catholic,  and should not like to go into the presence of God uncon-  fessed."  The cabecilla had not removed his surplice and stole.  "Kneel down," he said, as he seated himself on a rock.  "li*  Bmmasmammi THE NELSON ECONOMIST  The execution squad having withdrawn, thej'outh began,  in a low voice:  " Bless me, my father, for I have sinned."  His voice was drowned by a terrible fusillade, which  broke out at the mouth of the pass. '  44 To arms!"   called the sentinels.  The cabecilla bounded to his feet, issued orders, arranged  the posts and scattered his soldiers. He himself seized  a carbine,  but did not  have  time to remove his surplice"  On turning his head, he noticed the kneeling youth.  44 What are you doing there?"  141 am waiting for absolution."  " That's so," said the priest; " I  had   forgotten  you."  And gravely hTraised his hand and blessed the youth,  who knelt with bowed head. Then the priest looked  about for the execution squad, which had dispersed. He,  therefore, stepped back one space, raised his carbine to his  shoulder, and shot the penitent through the head.  W  HERE AND THERE  History of Perfumes.,,  The history of perfumes is both curious and interesting.  They had their origin in the burning of incense, and on  the wall of Egyptian temples may be seen at this day  formulas used by the priests for the. preparation of the  perfumes required for the different festivals. It is supposed that kings and nobles bribed the priests to reveal  their secrets and thus, like the precious gift of fire, the  treasure became'the property of mankind.  It was noticed in early times that perfumes preserved  .animal substances from parasites and consequent decay,  and the knowledge was soon turned to account in the embalming of the dead. . But, although the practice is  familiar to every nation the application of the preservative principal is not applied except in rare instances for  the benefit of the living. It will be of interest, tothose who  delight in perfumes to know that they po.ssess great hygienic value. -        l ,  It is related that in the cholera epidemic not a single  workman employed in the manufacture of perfumery in  Paris or London'took the disease. This statement is not  on the authority ' of a newspaper paragraph, but is embodied in a work of rare value by Eugene Rimrciel, the  famous French perfumer. He also cites the case of four  thieves who passed unscathed during the plague at Marseilles and robbed the dead. with impunity, they having  protected themselves against contagion by the free use  of  aromatic vinegar.  A writer in a French scientific journal states that perfumes counteract malarial vapors. In proof of his assertion he mentions that the Island of Ternate enjoyed the  reputation of a remarkably healthful climate until the  Dutch destroyed the spice trees, since which time it has  been devastated periodically by frightful epidemics. This  theory is of especial worth to the whole of us, for if it is  by planting sweet-smelling or aromatic trees and shrubs  around our suburban dwellings that we may rid ourselves  of malaria we shall have gained much.  A Habit.  The lawyer asked the witness if the incident previously  alluded to wasn't a miracle and the witness said he didn't  know what a miracle was.  44 Oh, come,?' said the attorney. " Suppose you were  looking out of a window in the twentieth story of a building and should fall out and should not be injured. What  would you call that?"  44 An accident," was the stolid reply.  44 Yes, yes;  but what else would you call it?   Well, suppose you were doincr   the  same thing the next day; suppose you looked out of the twentieth  story   window   and  fell out, and again should find yourself not injured:  Now,  /what would you call that?"  ���'"';44 A coincidence." said the witness.  44 Oh, come, now," the lawyer began again1. " I want  you to understand what a miracle is, and I'm sure you do.,  Now, just suppose that on the third day you were looking  out of the twentieth story window and fell out, and struck  your head on the pavement  twenty   stories   below,  and  were not in the  least  injured.    Come, now, what would  you call it?" ��  44 Three times?"  said the witness, rousing a little, from  his apathy.     " Well, I'd call that a,habit."  And the lawyer gave it up.  He Objected.  The big ocean steamer, as she rose and fell oh the bosom  of the broad ocean; ploughed swiffly along like a thing of  life. -At the first glance, it seemed as if all on board was  happiness unalloyed', but a closer inspection would have  revealed here and there a face white with that unearthly  pallor so common to some people on their first sea voyage.  All was apparently quiet, however, until on the after-deck a  tall, athletic man, who had just come on the scene, suddenly bent over the prostrate form of a slender individual  who lay gasping for breath.  44 Get up, you villain!"   he exclaimed, brandishing his  cane in the air.  44 Leave me alone," said the other man, feebly. " Can t  I sit here without being disturbed?"  44 No, sir!" thundered his enemy. " You may not  know it, sir, but you are sitting on my wife!"  Love at First Sight.  One is always'afraid that when a man falls suddenly in  love he may fall out of it equally quick, but among cele-  brated men of the century who have fallen in love at first  sight and married happily are Garibaldi and Bismarck.  In Garibaldi's autobiography the story of his love is  told. He relates how, feeling the need of some one who  would love him, and believing women to be " the most  perfect beings," he'determined to seek a wife for himself.  He was then pacing the deck of the, Ilanarica, and he  chanced to look upon the houses of the Barra, a little hill  at the entrance of the Laguna of St. Catherine, iu Brazil.  With the aid of a glass which he carried he saw a young  girl, and he ordered the men to put him ashore. On  landing he tried���to find the house which he had seen from  the ship, but failed, and, meeting an acquaintance, he accepted an invitation to take coffee at his house.  44 On entering the house," says Garibaldi, "the first  person on whom my gaze fell was the one who had caused  my coming ashore. It was Anita, the mother of my  children. We both remained in an ecstatic silence, gazing at each other like two persons who do not meet for  the first time and who seek in each other's lineaments  something which shall revive remembrance. At last I  saluted her and I said: 4 You must be mine.' I spoke  but little Portuguese, and I said these audacious words in  Italian. However, I seemed to have some magnetic  power in my insolence. I had tied a knot Which death  only could break."  Bismarck's courtship was equally brief. Bismarck met  and lost his heart to Fraulein von Puttkammer at a  wedding, and thereupon wrote to her parents and boldly  demanded her. As at this time he was a wild youth,  whose pranks were the talk of the country, it is not surprising that the young lady's father should say: " It was  as if some one had struck me on the   head   with a   heavy  ^^^^^^^?7��,^^w^m^m IO
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the lady's parents invited him to  visit  them   that they
might know something  more about him than report told
them.        , .■
At the time of his arrival the parents were ready to greet
their guest with proper solemnity, and their daughter
stood by with downcast eyes. Bismarck rode up and,
hastily alighting, threw his arms around his sweetheart's
neck and kissed her before anyone had time to protest.
The result was a formal betrothal. The " iron chancellor"
was fond of telling this tale, and he generally added to it
the remark:   " It is she who made me what"! am. -
Macaulay's Fame.
The reign of Queen Victoria has been the golden age of
English prose; says Henry J). Sedgwick  in   the August
Atlantic. The greatest masters lived earlier—the makers of
the English   Bible, Milton, and   Burke.     Other   masters
,of great fame—Hooker,   Browne,-Addison,, Bolingbroke—
have been scattered over other generations;   but the prose
of Victoria's  reign   has   Newman,   Ruskin, Carlyle, and
' Macau lay.     Sucli   diverse excellences of so high a reach
have never appeared in FJngland at one'   time before.     Liv
these men manner has so well   matched   matter   that   it
seems the  order   of nature for a priest to write like Newman, a poet like Ruskin, a prophet like  Carlyle,   an   his-
, torian like Macaulay.    The   diversity   of these four,   one
from  another,   forbids any comparison;   do  you   prefer
a   horseshoe,  a   saltcellar, or a bottle  of cologne? Nevertheless, time has already thrown out some hints concerning their enduring quality.     Tract number 90 is  already,
old with  a'great  age;   Sartor Resartus   is powerless  to
arouse the youth of to-day; the period of Buskin's tyranny
is past; and still Macaulay's essays, though it is fifty years
since they , were   first   published, are  read   continually,
from   London   to Melbourne, from New York to   Singapore.    ...
For Macaulay's fame there seems to be one principal reason—that he was a typical Englishman. All his English
critics agree—and they ascribe it to him as a great limitation—that he was a man who represented his generation,
who believed their beliefs, hoped their hopes, aud feared
their fears. . Whether that charge be serious or not,
Macaulay was far more than that; he had much of
the permanent English in him. He did hold the political
opinions of the men who emancipated-the Catholics and
reformed the House of Commons. Yet thoae political
idea's^f 1830 were not transitory, but English; they were
merely the nineteenth-century form of the ideas which
have been working at the social and political constitution
of England ever since Magna Charta. Englishmen have
always been zealous to obtain what they have deemed
their rights. Those rights have not been creations of the
imagination, no children of theory, but certain definite
powers to be enjoyed, certain definite restraints to be cast
loose. Macaulay's speeches on the reform bill are characteristic of the English arguments a he disclaims any
symmetrical theory, he courts property, he shouts warning of instant danger. His voice sounds like the voice of
England calling to her children in a good set English
speech.
A New Disease.
The newest disease on the the tapis is Motorman's
Lung, which does not confine itself to motornien exclusively. All those girls who are so fond of sitting on
the front benches of trolley cars, where the wind flows
like a torrent through their thick hair, are in danger, of
catching the disease. It is defined as a weakening, of
degeneration, of the lung tissues. Breathing is so easy
on a rushing trolley, the wind is so strong and pure and
I cool, that the lung muscles have practically no work to
do, and at once, like all unused things, they shrink. Nothing is more pitiable to see than a crowd of  motormeir sit
ting about the car stables, trying to breathe while station"
ary. There is so little air that their flaccid lung tissues
have a hard time of it, and the men pant, their tongues
hang out, and a look of patient suffering is in their eyes.
On cool, windy days these symptoms are less evident, but
on very warm days they are so exaggerated as to- suggest
the presence of asthma. In the treatmentof Motorman's
Lung drugs are of no value. Lung exercise is the best
remedy, and the patient is advised to breathe as little
and lightly as possible while on the trolley platform, and,/^,
as much and as deeply as he can at other times. Thes^-
disease takes a milder form in the passenger's case, and an
abstinence from trolley rides will cure it in a week; but
the motorman can never be promisedan absolute cure.
Saved by His Wit.
Detroit used to have a lawyer who was shrewd enough
to show contempt of court without incurring danger of
the penalty that would have been visited upon an offender
less diplomatic. He was at one time being heard in an
important matter before the Supreme court, and made
an assertion which elicited from one of the judges,
" That's not the law, sh\"
44 Pardon me, your honor," with a deferential bow, " it
was the law until a minute ago, now we accept a new
principal established by a supreme authority."
On another occasion he was reading from an imposing
looking book in support of a position that he had taken
upon a legal question. , "
"Just a moment," interrupted the supreme judge himself; "do.you mean to say that you arereading good law?"
41 Not at all, your honor; only supreme court decisions."
Nervous About Microbes.
A Parisian who was lately travelling by train refused
to show his ticket to a travelling inspector of the company.
The passenger was summoned by the company. He
argued, however, that he had refused to show it (presenter), that he had let the inspector see it so that lie could
easily satisfy himself as to its being in order, but that he
certainly had refused to let the ticket inspector take it
into his hands because his hands were so dirty. Pie, the
passenger, therefore was unwilling to put into his pocket[a
ticket which would be contaminated with microbes and
mightvefy likelygive him some   disease.     After a   long
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 de'egate
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
Ra ilway Rates to and from the Exhibition which is
being held at the same time.
D. H. WILSON, GEO. H. COWAN,
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" What do you do," he remarked, '4 when you  meet another flock of sheep on the road?" Straight came  the unexpected answer from the pawky Scotchman���  44 Weel, man, ye juist drive strauchton, and the ane that  has the best dog gets the maist sheep."  Short Stories.  The captain of a country football team, finding himself  unable to get together a team to fulfill an engagement with  a club in a town five miles away, wired to that effect  to the secretary of the opposing team. " Can't let you  off," was the answer; *��� crowd waiting already." The  captain made another effort to get his men together, but  without success, and was once more obliged to wire his  inability to fulfill the engagement. The answer came:  "If you can't come yourselves, please send your sweaters.  We can pick up a team from the navvies working here  on the railway, and the people won't know the difference."  A funny story about Marie Corelli comes from Stratford -on ��Avon, where that mystic novelist has been living  opposite a young ladies' school. It appears that in this  school are many pianos, daily practice upon which by the  pupils has been excessively damaging to Miss Corelli's  nerves.   Driven by desperation, she wrote to the principal  .HAVE RECEIVED.  10 MORE CARLOADS OF FURNITURE  In Sb-ck.  They do the business because  eir prices are the best.  Baker St., Cor. of Kootenay St.,  lelsori, B. C;  of the school, asking that when pianoforte practice was  going forward the windows might be kept closed, as the  noise interfered with the progress of literary composition.  To   which   the  schoolmistress replied that if the  noise  would   prevent   the composition   of  another book like  " The Sorrows of Satan" she would order a half-dozen  more pianos.  rift itJilriTll'JK!  al ������tf^-nAi  5T^ !if. <  A\  if  m  ��?:  '. fl'  .$i  |;r  if.  12  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  i.  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CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.*  The Delight, Woodstock, Calgary and Atlantic Mineral Claims, situate in the Nclsoh  'Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Wh ere local eel: 0 n Toad '-Mo u nl ai n, abon t  one mile west of "Silver Kintr" Mineral  Claim.  Take notice that I, John  McLatchie, P.L.S.,  days from Uic date hereof, to appJv to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate oflinprove-  ments, lor the purpose of obtaining Crown  Grants ot tlieabove claims.  And mjther take notice that action, under  section ot must be commenced- before the is-  sun      ot Such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this sixteenth day of August. 1899.  John McLatchie.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Onix, Humboldt, C. <fcK., Josie and Free-  mont Mineral claims, situate in the   Nelson  Mining Division  of West Koolenay'District.  ��� Where located : On south haul; of Kootenay  River and on the Fast side of Englc Creek.  Take notice that I, Robert Scott, Lcnnie, as  agent for the Golden Five Mines, Limited,  (nbn persona] liability), of Nelson, B.C., tree  miner's certificate No. B H,(jl7, intend, sixty  d;iysfrom the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant, r>f the above claim. And further take  notice that action, under section o7. must be  commenced before the issuance of such cert -  ficate of i mprovements.  Dated this 8th day of July, 1809.  PATENAUDE- BROTHERS  JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS  Fine Watches a  Specialty  nelson; b. g.  ��acaaf*wjj^wi��;agcxt^^**Tsw-jTr^aa^J^WttTgiCf<*M? .-**u��<-^ o-wa.t"*^-=*.-��-*  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  G. O. BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and; Sash & Doors    p<  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson i, Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street. [Turned Work.  JOHN RAE, AGENT.  uuuLejuuLpju^^ E. J.  Curran, Proprietor  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  ...     -.'���- �����-'-���  Opp. Custom House, NaisonB-C  GLUB. HOTEL^  Corner Stanley and Silica Stree  RATES; $i per day and up.  a   Schooner Beer, io cents  ���'.���7>-  M  TmjMMvmuLU-WMKLMWIMt^tlWmuaS! THK NELSON ECONOMIST  13.  /*���#?  *��  Our courtships are such sweet affairs,  Life might seem much more clever,  Since wedded years bring many cares,  Were we to court forever.  I-Iymeii has many hearts made glad  And scores of others saddened,'  So many singles wish they had   T,  And doubles \yish they hadn't.  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 Grunt of the above  claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commencedbefore the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this loth day of August, 1899. '  -;3-S-99. - A. S. Farwem...  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Bird's Eye, Inverness and Princeton Fraction mineral claims, situate in'the Nelson  Alining 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. MuRac, free miner's certificate No. 21,658A,  A. E. Crossett, free miner's certificate ��� No.  B 11,487, and David Lusk.. free miner's certificate No. Bll,H6.>, intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a Certificateof.Impiovcments, for the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of the above  claims. And further take notice that action,  under section 37, must be commenced before  t he issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Djited this 22nd day of July, 1899.  John McLatchie.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "IdaD" Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of WestKootenay District.  Where located: On North Fork of Salmon  River, adjoining the ''Second Relief "Mineral  Claim.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, Provincial Land Surveyor, as agent for Reginald K.  Neill, Free Miner'sjCertificatc No B U,67(i, and  Joseph E. Read. Free Miner's Certificate No.  19.088 A, intend, .sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for  a Certificate of Improvements, forthe purpose  of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And 'further take notice that action, under  section 37.  must be commenced before the  issuance of sucli Certificate of Improvements  >- Dated this 10th day of August, 1899.  John A. Cor.yet.-t,.  THE HALL STREET GROCER  Familjr Groceries.  Every Line Fresh.  Fruit in Season.  HAS   BOUGHT  From Sing Chong. All debts j  owing to Sing Chong, who has j  gone to China, are to be paid to J  Mah'Woy:���'���'...-f .'"' ''<!  M Store  Clothing  Oil Clothing  Caps  Underwear  Blankets  Mackinaaw  Fine Shoes  Tents  Coats  Miners' Shoes  in all sizes     0  Overalls  Rubber Goods  Hats  Before Buying Elsewhere  i. <  Come in, and   inspect  our   stock of Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furnishings.  VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY, Ld  importers of Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  DEPARTMENT  rrints Everything  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  Visiting Cards  Menu Cards  Receipts  Etc., Etc.  -At  PRIC  Be Convinced.  ORDERS 3Y MAIL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  VERNflfN    STREET, NEL:  '9      ^^f>  FN ^  K  *  ft*  -JJ] 11  I-1!  ,i f  i !  f! i  A  i I  'ij,  j:  ii!  \t f  14  " A woman's affection for a man  makes him conceited. . This would be  unpardonable in him did we not know  that his affection for her makes her  vain.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Golden Eagle Mineral Claim, situate in tbe  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District. it    .,      r -a \'  Where located: On tbe. south side of Red  Mountain on Hall Creek. .  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, P.L.b.,  of Nelson. B. C, acting as ageut forAt. A.  Kirk, Free Miner's Certificate No.88,38o, 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 belore the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Datedthis twenty-third day of August, 1899.  John McLatchie.  ���;a ���'VACi-FIC. \\Y<  AND,  S00 LINE  NEW FAST  DAILY SERVICE  EAST AND WEST.  Optional routes east from  Kootenay Country  First-Class sleepers on all trains from  Arrowhead and Kootenay Landing  Tourist cars'pass Revelstokc daily for St.  Paul, Thursdays for Montreal and Boston,  Tuesdays and Saturdays for Toronto.  �� 3 ',  elson to Toronto  85 hours ; Montreal, 89 hours ; New ^ ork, 101  hours, Winnipeg, 43 hours ; Vancouver,; 30  hours ; Victoria, 35 hours.  2-DA.LYTRAINS-2  To and from Robson, Rossland.  7 00kLv. 'NELSON Arr. 10.50k  15.*4ok Lv. . NELSON. .Arr.a9.2ok  Morning train daily for north" and -main  line' via Robson, and, except Sunday; for  Sandon, FSloean points and m an line via  Slocan City.  KOOTENAY '.LAKE���KASLO  ROUTE.  Ex. Sun. Str. Kokanee Ex. Sun  lG*00kLv. NELSON       /    An. 11.00k  Tuesday. Thursday, Saturday, to Argenta  and return, leaving Kaslo at 20.00k.  KOOTENAY RIVER  ROUTE.  Daily. Strs Moyie and Nelson. Daily  22.30k Lv. KELSON Arr. 2.30k  Connects Kootenay  Landing with Crow's  : Nest Line trains.  4 hours���NELSON TO  ROSSLAND���hours 4  For rates   and   full   information   address  nearest local agent, or  C. E. Beasley, City Passenger Agent.  R. W. Drew,!Agent, Nelson.  W. F. Anderson, E-J- Coyle,  Trav. Pass. Agent,-' A. G. P. Agent  Nelson, B.C. ���Vancouver,-B.C.,  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  TN THE COUNTY COURT OF KOOTENAY.  X   Hoiden at Nelson.  Between:��� ���..  W. G. Robinson, of Nelson, B. C, Holelkeeper,  .  Plaintiir,  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 2Clh day of August, 1890.  Upon the application of the Plaintiff and  upon reading the affidavit of P. E. Wilson,  sworn therein, _. ,  1. 1 do order that service upon the Defendants' of the summons, plain 1 and .writ of attachment in this action by publishing this  order, with the notice hereon endorsed, once a  week for five weeks .succeeding the26th day,of  August, 1899. in a newspaper published at Nelson, B. C, be deemed rgood and sufficient  service of said summons, plaint and writ of  attachment, and,that the'Defendants do appear thereto on or before the loth day,of October, 1899. ��� L     ,  2. And 1 do further order that the costs of  this applicaiion be costs in the cause.  '   J. A. Foil ix, J.  f . -0   NOTICE.  - This action :s brought to   recover $501.40,  being the amount owing by Defendants to  Piaintill", as follows:  Three promissory notes, dated 22nd No-   ,  vember,   18.JS,  for ���880.00,   ��100.00  and  '  ��100.00, respectively, made by Defendants in Plaintiffs favor and payable  30, GO and 90 days after date, respectively $280.00  To interest thereon ,...,     1.40  To money paid at Dofendat 1 ts' request..   20.00  ��301.40  Ball&Jeffs  Tinsmithing  Plumbing  AND  ��">-*.;  eating  Josephine Street  Nelson.  STARTLERS   j  -12? i'hices or  Wall Paper  ���AT-  omson's   Book   Store.  Express and Draying  Having purchased the express and dray in  business of J. W. Cowan, we are prepared to  do all kinds of work' in this line, and solicit  the patronage of the people of Nelson. Orders  left at D. McArthur & Co's store, northwest  corner Baker and Ward streets, will receive  prompt attention.   Telephone So.  GOMER   DAVIS.  WADDS BROS.,  Photographers  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelson.  COMHANDINQ 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:  Neh  Whe>  '���innrBTrffYTr^  N you buy  OKELL & MORRIS'  Preserves  O'KELL & r  MORRIS?  Fruit Preserves  o< you get what are pure British Columbia  o< iruitand sugar, and your money is left at  So   home. _  Are absolutely the  PUREST AND BEST.  M  Doors, Sashes and  Brackets and Office  Satisfaction Guarantee  mgs  'jSV

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