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 .''���H-iK-frV iJ. aSAfifltaj&Bgri��iH2-Ji2��iiiiX.l!.  jZiCJ^J^J^^lVi^'-Li  gggggS^ffl��as��a:'^^^<wra'^ ���������-��   c*  A  VOL. III.  NELSON, B. C: WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 13. 1,899-  NO-1 9  THE' NELSON ECONOMIST is issued ��� seery Wednesday  at the City of Nelson, B. C, by D. M. Carley. Subscription : $2.00 per annum ; if paid % 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.  _       ^  Notice.���There  are  several hundred readers of  The  Economist behind In their subscriptions.    No doubt this  (,i ��� ���  is attributable to neglect and all   that   will be required to  ���>        ��  ensure a hasty response is this gentle reminder.  One of the features of the past   week, .from a - political-  point of view,   was ��� the  celebration of Labor Day at Na-  naimo.     On that occasion both  the  Dominion   and Provincial Governments-were subjected to   rather severe criticism.     Mr. W. W. B. Motnnes, M. P., took occasion   to  censure Sir' Wilfrid  Laurior   for   having  promises made to the laboring men of  gone  British  back on  Columbia  with regard ,to anti-Chinese legislation, and in a rather  dramatic manner Mr. Mclnues announced that he would  resign his seat and seek the suffrages of his constituents,  and if again.returned, carry the message to Ottawa that  the men on Vancouver Island had no longer faith in Sir  Wilfrid or the Liberal party. Indeed, Mr. Mclnues went  -so far as to threaten the party of unredeemed promises  with a miniature revolution.  Here in Nelson, the competition from the Chinese is not  a matter of great consequence, but on the   Island   it .has  reached such proportions as   to become a matter of alarm  to the   men   who  are forced to earn their bread ' by   the  sweat of their brows.'   In many lines the   white man has  been driven from his legitimate   sphere   of operations   by  the cheaper labor of the " Heathen Chinee,"   and   more  than that, John Chinaman has had a bad influence on the  morals of the people.     He has   indulged in   vicious practices and been a constant source of corruption to' the rising  ' generation.   With a man like W. W. B. Mclnues to fight  against Chinese immigration,   the   political   situation   is  likely to grow more complicated.   .It   is   doubtful,   however, if much   would   be accomplished in the   way of restricting immigration by increasing the head lax.,   Many  merchants in Victoria have amassed   wealtii   by the presence of the Chinese.   They employ the Chinese in manufacturing goods, and then sell these same articles as   the  product of white labor.    The   deluded laboringman w ill  not buy from the   Chinaman, but   he will  buy from the  white dealer, and pay two prices, under the delusion   that  he is upholding a priuciple.   The white dealer has grown  rich by systematic practice of tins deception.     The only  agitation that will prove effective isTone that will strike  the pockets of thea merchant  who  buys goods from the  Chinese.     How ever, Mr. Mcln nes, is a   persistent you ng  fellow, and he may create trouble for the Liberal   Government.     He has ability and the attempt of certain   Liberal  'papers to sneer at his speech   at  Nanaimo   will not deter  him in his fight against John Chiuaman.  Of course much- interest centered in the speech of  Hon.,  Joseph Martin.   It was the first opportunity the renowned  pugilist had of paying his respects to Hon. F.   Carter-Cotton, and it is no exaggeration to say that   he exposed  the  hypocrisy of, the'-Minister  of  Finance in a manner that  was-at once thrilling and sublime.1    He   reiterated  his  charges against-Mr. Cotton and  the laboringmen  present  cheered,    which   is    the   best   kind , of   evidence   that  with 'all their hypocritical truckling the present Government    has-,  not    the'   support     of    organiztd     labor.  Indeed, one of the speakers, Thomas Demosthenes  K>ith,  who represented organized labor in one Parliament, on his  own account administered a knock-out blow to the Finance  Minister.    Mr.   Keith ��� seemed to be in a fighting   mood,  and not only did he take a tall out of the Semiiu Gov-.'rn-  ment, but he also stigmatized Ralph Smith us an usurper.  It appears Mr. Smith troaU Tully Boyce (by long odds the  ablest champion of organized labor in.  British   Columbia)  , with contempt,-and this litis  roused .the ire of-one section  of labor organization.     Boyce and Keith evidently inland  to create trouble for Ralph Smith, and we do not know' of  any  pair better qualified to   accomplish   such   an object.  Keith has  an   abnormally developed gall and Boyce   has  brains, a combination that  could   be   depended   upon to  create dissension.     Boyce and Keith have a   following of  their own,   which in'ciu-les consistent and old-line   labor  advocates like Button of ilosslancl.  The Nanaimo meeting indicates one thing and that is,  the present Government has the best elements in the  ranks of organized' labor practically arrayed against it.  The fact is, organized labor is not yet prepared to entrust  its interests to such horny-handed sons of toil as F. Carter-Cotton, J. Fred Plume and Shallow Deane..  The publisher of the Toronto lelegram is a   member   of  the Dominion 'House of Commons, and. he has an   excellent  opportunity of  taking the measurements of the different members of Parliament.     His paper has the following to  say   of   W.   W. B. Mclnues, M. P.:   "No young  Canadian in public life is   better fitted   thanW.' W.   B.  Mclnues,- M.   P., to   travel   to   distinction   on his own  merits.     It is his misfortune   that   enemies are able   to  suggest that his advancement is  the work   of his father,  the Lieutenant-Governor,   and not the result of his   own  talent.     There   is no   member of  the   British Columbia  delegation to the Dominion   Parliament  who approaches  W. W. B. Mclnues in   ability, and it is not well   for   the  Liberal party or for the leadership of Sir   Wilfrid Laurier  that such, an ardent, able and fearless partisan   should   be  forced to turn away in disgust from   the   Government he  was elected to support."   , a    ���"'.-��������� a;.  v  Attention is,directed to the announcement.in another,  column of the annual meeting of the .Liberal Conservative  Union of British Columbia to be  held at New Westmins  ter,,October  5.   Mr. John Elliott, president of the Nelson  Conservative Association,   is  ill,   and the secretary is no  longer a resident   of this city, so it will   be   necessary,   if...  representation   at the annual meeting is desired,   for   the  i%d& '?����^^.3tt^��3^cSa��^^ '��� "^  THE ECONOMIST.  1&  IM  it.  i  I  IOr  vice-president to call the Association together at as early a  date as possible.  On the plea of economy the City , Council refuses to  number the streets. Painted signs on the corners indicating the names of the streets would not cost much and  surely the Council would be pardoned if it did spend $30  or $40 in providing this convenience for citizen and visitor  alike.  The New Denver Ledge placed the editors of the Mining Review and the Silvertonian on the slab in the Ledge  dissecting room last week and performed most successfully a difficult operation of scientific carving..  ' The Montreal Gazette says: " Labor troubles seem to increase rather than diminish in the British Columbia mining regions. Men and masters were getting along comfortably, the men being well paid and those they worked  for satisfied. Then a Joe Martin law cut two hours off  the legal day, and in the difference about compensation  for altered hours the trouble began. The only good likely  to result is in connection with the instruction of the  Legislature on the importance of leaving well enough  alone."  down to us and'ask for an expenditure of $38,300,000 a year  for Federal purposes."  And, again:  .    "I have said before, and I repeat, that   $38,000,000,   let  alone $40,000,000. is, in my judgment, a   monstrous sum  for this people to be called on to provide for."  ���In the same year he also declared:  " Sir, there is very little use on the part of hbn. gentlemen whining over this matter. They ought to try to  meet it, and the way to meet it is to reduce our present  establishment; the way to meet it is to reduce your present extravagant mode of government, and to reduce your  extravagant ideas."  Similar quotations might be almost indefinitely   multi-,  plied.    It is both amusing and pitiful to read them in the  light of the sorry exhibition   Sir Richard made of himself at Toronto. ,. .< ' G  There is much truth in the remark of the London  Financial News, that British Columbia would be better  without any Government at all than to be in the hands  of the incapable people now in charge of affairs.  The Vancouver World raises its hands in holy horror  against the permicious practice of gambling in private  homes, which is said to prevail to an alarming extent in  the Terminal City.  The Morning Telegram published in Winnipeg, apropos  of Sir Richard Cartwright's speech at Toronto, recalls the  following string of gein�� from Sir Richard's former  speeches.  In 1893 he said:  " Our policy, first to last, has been to destroy the villainous protection system, which has beengrinding out  the vitals of the country."        ,   ,  In 1894 he remarked:  " But a great deal still remains to be done. A great  many of these burdens have only been touched, not substantially lightened, and it will be the interest and duty  of the government, if they do their duty, to see that relief  is made effectual, and not, as it is at present, a mere skin-  deep relief, a mere 2\ or 5 per cent., when double or treble  that is required to render any real or substantial relief to  the people who are suffering from it."  In 1896 he declared:  ��' I oppose protection, as Mr. Bayard opposes it, in all its  aspects, because protection means slavery, because protection means corruption, because protection is arrant folly,  and I am bound to oppose such an unholy trinity until   I  die."  In 1894 he wrote:  " I for my part would be sorry to see the issue dwindled  down to a mere question of revenue tariff."  In 1896 he said:  14 This I do know, that unless some new and startling  discoveries are made it is scarcely possible for Canada to  hope to become a great manufacturing country, at any  rate in the sense of being able to export in any great  quantity of her manufactures."  In the same year he also said:  " I say it is a disgrace and a shame to the Gover nment  that have been entrusted with our affairs that they come  UThe suspicion that the civic treasury is growing lean has  ient a cold shiver along the spinal c r Is of tl e residents,  of Vernon street, who have been anxiously awaiting much  needed improvements on that thoroughfare. Scarcely one  dollar has been spent on Vernon street, east of hall street  this year, yet it is the most travelled thoroughfare next  to Baker gtreet in Nelson.  A first glance at the New Westminster Columbian of  last Saturday might arouse the suspicion that the Opposition had adopted anarchy as its watchword and accepted the  New Westminster paper as its organ. But glancing over  its columns, it was discovered that the cause for its appearance in red was commemorating the first anniversary of  the great fire that devastated the Royal City. The appearance of the Columbian is the best evidence of the enterprise  and prosperity of the citizens of New Westminister.  Morality must be at a low ebb on the Coast. The  Vancouver World has begun a crusade against the  vices that are said to be practiced almost in the broad  open light of the day, and the Colonist seemingly determined to show that Victoria is not behind Vancouver  even in the matter of vice, has the following: "A  young girl was found drowned on the beach a few days  ago, and her family had not known of her whereabouts  since some time during the previous day, and had, as far  as is known, made no inquiries about her. Commenting  upon this, a person, whose position entitles what he says  on such a subject to much weight, said this, lack of knowledge as to her whereabouts was not so surprising as it  might seem, for very many parents in Victoria do not  know where their children areat night* Thesameevening three young misses, who were certainly not  more than fifteen, and were innocent-looking, well  dressed and attractive, were parading Government street,  having what they probably thought was innocent fun,  the fun consisting of attracting the attention of men who  were passing by, and pretending to be unconscious of having done so. Doubtless the parents of these young people did  not know what they were doing. The public streets of a  city are no place for young girls to be sauntering after  nightfall. If it is true that any considerable number of  parents in Victoria do not know where their daughters  are at night, the sooner there is a change in this matter  the better. Here is a topic which we suggest to the city  clergyman as of infinitely greater importance than^what  Ezekiel meant by some involved figure of speech or  the possible application to the affairs of the present day  of something which Elijah said to somebody. The death  of Katie Bruno is a better text for a Sunday discourse than  many that can be found between the covers of the Bible."  Some disappointment was felt at the concert given   by  Dan   Godfrey's  band.    More  particularly was this the  '-HuJl'  J  L^BE^nMonima^^ ^^d^3^bd\\Vt*Jd*l*~klV*iiliS&*d+*xt*>ri-i��~* -.  m  w, f%fK- ��� J*&ml$jSrX\.j:. ft, ,  �����-.;���, ^-AmEm-do-flA j^JUJUta^.gr AjsUtonr.t-:<W*t*.  THE ECONOMIST.  ���  (%  case as regards Dan Godfrey himself. The citizens of  Nelson had already formed their ideal of what constituted  a great leader, and the undemonstrative Godfrey did riot  fulfil their expectations. They had expected to see the  veteran leader swing his arms and perform those gyrations  peculiar to a drum major, and herein Godfrey failed.  However, he produced excellent musical effects, and his  band delighted the large audiences that climbed the hill  and paid $1.00 and $1.50 for the privilege of being present.  We understand that the 500 or 600 people who stood outside were also well pleased with the concert.  It would seem to  be time for the appointment of a  general  committee to  investigate the reformers   who are  just now occupying such a preposterous amount of space  in the papers.   Probably never before in the history of the  country  have there been so   maiiy   reform movements,  schemes for purifying politics, plans to introduce the better element   into   municipal life and propositions looking  toward a millenium of purity,  than at the   present  moment.  ' The town of twenty thousand inhabitants which  , cannot boast of at least one Parkhurst movement against ,  sin, and two or "three organizations engaged in   vigorously,  fighting the local.-" ring,"-is not an enterprising town   in  any sense of the term.. . In.every direction   the reformers  are shouting' at the top of their  lungs, haranguing  the  ^legislators and   delivering themselves of  profound views  . upon questions of city government.     The names of most  of these modern reformers are very familiar to people who  have read the newspapers attentively during   the past  year.    The fact cannot be  concealed that  nine-tenths of  them are broken-down, disgruntled   and homeless   politicians, who have been   set   outside their own   parties, and  have been succeeded by ablor and more enterprising men.  They are adroit and cunning enough in their preliminary  movements to  deceive the public   for a   time,  but   the  charges against the " rings" are made so recklessly that it  seems as though we must be   given   up completely to dis-  dishonesty and degradation.     What is needed   now is   a  committee which will investigate all of these reform agencies, and separate the bogus from the genuine   reformers.  If out of every thousand reformers, one nan can be found  who is laboring vigorously in the cause  without any expectation of getting a large slice- of pie for himself," it may  be considered  an  imposing average.     The   game of the  reformers  has been played with such noise and haste that  the public is more  wearied  by their talk than afraid that  a certain class of society are succumbing to the evils of the  temptations with which they are said to be surrounded.  The management committee of the Toronto   Puplic  School Board has decided to abolish the teaching of algebra  and geometry, and hereafter the Public school youngsters  of Toronto shall not have to struggle with " x"   nor   plod  painfully over the pons asiaorum.   Writing of this change  the editor of Saturday Night says:    "Perhaps it is because  I am  unforgetful of my own experience,  but I feel like  congratulating the Public School Board and the  children  who are under its management.     I  both  studied algebra  and tried to teach it,  but I never found it of the slightest  use to me, and I cannot find anywhere, in traces of mental training I received, the slightest benefit as a result of  the painful hours I spent in trying to discover any reason  why algebra should exist.     With regard to geometry, it  seems evident that  those who heed goemetry will find a  means of learning it .withoutdiverting.the time and energy  of public school teachers from the ample tasks of imparting something ..which the pubil requires. To some, geometry comes so easily that reading it over with a.teacher who  can explain the basis of it will enable tne st'ident to grasp  the subject.   To me, algebra was impossible and geometry  was easy.    I do not think I  was taught to   reason   by  studying geometry,, because 'I:never studied it ;  I did not  need to.     1 have known lads who have taken two weeks  to do the fifth proposition of the first book of Euclid, but  I never discovered any growth of their reasoning faculties  as a result.     It seems to me  that those to whom either  or both of these subjects are easy, can do very well without  them.    To those to whom they are difficult the days they  spend in the Public school are two important to be frittered  away trying to masticate things which'are too tough  for  them to chew.    If it.be necessary to cut out a couple  more subjects in order to give the teachers opportunity to  teach the youngsters to write; no time should be lost in  reducing the curriculum.   I have not yet seen the writing  of any ordinary Public school pupil which   indicates that  any. pains have been  taken to form, an easy, graceful and  legible hand.     My experience may be limited, but it is  probably as extensive as that   of the average citizen, and  I offer this experience as an excuse for saying that I do  not believe they teach writing in the Public schools.   The  new scheme of having youngsters use the vertical system  of penmanship may be all right, but it does not seem so,,  if we are'to judge I>y the ungainly and painful-looking  characters.shown in children's note-books and exercises.  .Good handwriting is "one of the first requisites when a boy  ora glrlapplies for a commercial position.     What are the  Public schools doing to provide this?"  , The Fernie Free Press says the Provincial Government  derives more revenue from that place than any other  town in the Kootenay, arid yet the staeets there are badly  in, need of repair. It wants the local Board of Trade to  take,this matterup and impress upon the powers that be  the necessity for a considerable, amount .of work being  done in that town before the fall rains set in. Fernie is  certainly entitled to a good share of the money to be spent  in the district this year, and now is the best time to have  the streets put in decent shape.  For many reasons the meeting of the Mining Institute  in Nelson is a matter of more than ordinary significance.  To a certain degree it is aa acknowledgement that Nelson  is the.great-mining center of British Columbia, and evidently the members of the Institute were impressed with  the belief that in holding the convention here they would  derive much authentic information bearing upon the mineral resources of British Columbia. The members of the  Institute are in one way or the other connected with the  mining industry, and no doubt on their return East they  will be able to speak with a certain degree of authority as  to the possibilities of mining in British Columbia. The  Mining Institute cannot be accused of being a political organization, and the members thereof are undoubtedly  keeping within their sphere when they discuss such eco-.  noraical questions as the effect of the, eight-hour law on  mining operations in British Columbia. All the other  subjects, of course, are being discussed from a thoroughly  scientific standpoint."  The Trail Creek News exposes the fallacy of peopie sending ninety per cent of their earnings out of the country  and suggests the adoption of some kind of legislation that  will put a check to this systematic draining of the country.  There appears to be a lack of interest in securing  an exhibit for the Spokane Exposition. The opportunity presented of advertising the resources of British  Columbia should not be overlooked, and every effort  should be made to secure as extensive an exhibit as possible. From the position of Spokane it is reasonable to  believe that a great many interested in the mining industry will be present at the Exposition, and this is the  class of men that British Columbia desires to reach. A  good, live man should be engaged also to look after the  exhibit and supply information to all inquirers.  sm$m%%mim&iffi3^R 5 uesssjivs' vjsbJI" fiwSf��i*;  a"-(_-~: v. ^_t't-rj;i;  6  THE ECONOMIST.  I  IP  IS  1  |p'.  it  �����  ,    Nelson is gradually becoming the  home  of widows.  Here we have them in every stage  of development from  the spirituelle little creature, whose cup of joy was dashed  from the lips ere she had scarcely sipped of the contents,  to the towering grand-old-ruins widow,  who stands   sentry over her affections like Pompey's pillar over the  harbor, at Alexandra;   we have the all-wool-yard-wide article  just recently from the  East;  we  have  the  widow who  buried two husbands in Manitoba and   the  Lord   knows  how   many  more  in   other parts of the West;   and we  have the base counterfeit known in history as " the California widow. "    The latter is not as doleful a companion  as her sisters in weeds,   but everything  considered, her  work is just as fine.    But why enumerate further; besides  the publisher, who knows my weakness, bus strictly   enjoined me to devote no more than a column of this paper to  the " surviving half of the late John Smith.!'   However, I  must confess to a  marked   preference for widows.     Experience has taught me that they, I   mean   the intensely  practical  women,   St. Paul to the contrary notwithstanding, are not so apt to  give poor weak men " the double  cross" as the young madamoiselle who knows everything  and is anxious that everyone  should   be inspired  to  the  fullest degree with a sense of her importance.   The widow  possesses another advantage  over  her unmarried sister���  that is, a man knows   there was a " somebody else,"  and  he is  perfectly  satisfied that he is working an  old claim  when he is developing the heart of a widow.    I want  to  be thoroughly, understood   on   this point.     I cast no   reflections  on   unmarried women, and  if I err when I say  that not one woman in a hundred kisses and vows ������ eternal misery" at the altar  without a  sneaking thought of  that "somebody else," my excuse, like old Adam's, is that  a very clever woman told me so.    She had a  varied  experience, and her words as nearly as I can recollect were:  "The predominant thought in my mind at the  altar was  of that 'somebody else'  who first taught my lips the exquisite thrill of the divine parallel;   who wrote me the  the first real love letter;   who first filled my ears with the  =^3Weet music of love's litany; who first enthralled my soul  with that delicious iteration of pet names;   who first took  me in his strong arms  and wrapt me in so all-persuading  an embrace, that like the woman of old, I was ready to  cry out:    ��� Wheresoever thou goest, I will go, and where  thou lodgest I will lodge, thy people shall   be my people,  and thy God my God.'   The recollection of that kiss   will  make all  others   seem cold, calculating and soulless contacts."  cription of the result in the words of the text.     An architect, with imperfectly formed legs, once devised a series of  steps for a great building, and  before   constructing  them  practiced, upon   the   model   himself.     He built   them as  they suited his style of locomotion, but when the crowd of  pedestrians came to use them they were found to be worthless.     They had been   made to suit the architect's imperfect walk.     Perfection in a leader is all essential.   Among-  the qualities necessary to be possessed by a   good leader is  thorough mental training.     The   world lies at the  feet of  first-classmen,   and   it   is the men who   have been thoroughly drilled in   mental   and   educational training who  constitute the very cream of the country.   Take away the  general, the  statesman,   the poet  and  the author,   and  what's left of the country  is   not worth saving.     These  men are the fruit of perfect mental training.   The gravest  peril of this  country   to-day lies in the fact that the men  who are mentally and  morally, blind   are attempting  to  lead  the affairs of the country���men who  possess the  weakness of colossal  ignorance.     These men swarm like  fungi and the result of their attempts at leadership is seen  in the disrupted  relations of the various  classes  of the  "country.    A second  element of successful  leadership-is  self-control or intellectual calmness  and repose.    There  are men who fall of leadership   because of the rhetorical  hysterics to which they are   subject.     Men like   Robert  Ingersoll, who declared that whisky saved Scotland from  the curse of Calvinism, and   who declared that he would  rather be summoned to the bar of God in a drunken condition than to stand there with the weight of Presbyterian  theology resting on him.  .This is rhetorical insanity, and  such men   demonstrate that in no sense are they  fit   for  leadership.    Man must control himself before attempting  to control or lead others.    A third condition for successful  leadership is firm, unfaltering faith.    This is no time   for  pessimism; cynicism or   indiscriminate  criticism.    Conservators, not iconoclasts, are the men desired.     Positive  men who flee from  the  spirit   of agnosticism as from a  plague.     Agnosticism never discovered a continent, never  won a battle, never launched a ship.     The   world is tired  of men who are clear about nothing save their own cloudiness, and positive of nothing  but their own negations.  It is the men who know what they believe,  who stick   to  a formal ereed in business and religious life who  succeed.  A   clear  and definite aim in life is also essential to   him  who aspires to   leadership.     Men   seem   nowadays to be  ashamed of announcing themselves disciples of that which  is definite.     It is   fashionable   to hide behind a   haze  of  obscurities and consider  the haze a mark  of profundity.  We should so state and live our convictions that men will  know where to, find us.  Just now there seems a demand for leaders, therefore   I  shall take my text from   the   fourteenth verse and  fifth  chapter of Mathew:    'If the blind lead the blind, both  shall fall into the ditch.'    The history of the world is  a  history of its leaders, and   history may be very  easily  epitomized by chronicling the acts of great men or great  leaders.    Theepochs of history were created by leaders.  This is not saying that all leaders have been  the best of  men;    Far from it.     There haye been men like Saul and  Ahaby Machaivelli  and Voltaire, who have prostituted  their mighty talents to the service of evil.     In every field  of thought and action in the past, in the fields of science,  religion, politics and statecraft, it is the leaders who   have  moulded events until the history of their actions becomes  t he history of the world.    Ambitious youth   naturally  aspires to leadership.    The ambition is laudable when the  motive is pure.   But before leadership is obtained, it is all  important that the. aspirant be himself an approximately  perfect man, for if the blind lead the blind we have a des-  I agree with  the Vancouver World that the  proposal  to get up a memorial to   be ^signed by   the people of the  Province to be forwarded to the Governor-General urging  the dismissal of His Honor Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes,  is rather hasty.    No matter how righteously the conduct  of His   Honor is open to  condemnation, or how readily  such a petition would  be  signed,  I scarcely think  the  time has arrived when the people should take  the matter  in their own hands.    As the World puts it, " not until the  constitutional prerogatives vested in the representative of  the Crown are  exhausted should such a step be  resorted  to.    His Honor, we believe, is fully aware of the situation,  and that he will act, and that in a  strictly  constitutional  manner,  at  an   early date, we likewise believe.    Young  politicians, whether journalists or  otherwise, are usually  impulsive,  and not as familiar as they  should  be  with  what constitutes the usual practice and precedents governing such a crisis as we are now  experiencing in this Province.    Lieut-Governor   Mclnnes cannot   ignore public  opinion, nor can he any longer conceal the fact that he is  treading on extremely dangerous ground.    He, however,  is aware of the remedy, and that it lies in his own hands.  He should apply it, and that at once." P. G.  dr  ��M��M������l��lwiHHBlM��^^ a. i��icji ^ iT-�� f-. J -V  S-sft!^ii(AJ��-ii^)ai'Jo'  jjPfjgg^S^ggg^  THE ECONOMIST.  HIS CHARMING SISTER,  C  J  I have the sweetest sister ever bloomed  in   beauty's  garden,  A winsome little angel full of innocence and grace;  If you could see the charming girl you'd grant  me  smiling pardon  For saying she would   knock 'most any male heart_ off  its base!.  There's rippling music in her laugh, it seems   inspired   of  heaven;        . < > .  Her smile would ELelt the coat of ice. from woman-hater's  heart;  Though but my sister, by her charms   my heart  is sadly  riven���  Is pierced from suburbs clear to core by Cupid's stinging  dart! ' ' "     *  Her .pretty face an angel froncT the   upper  realms   would  covet, '-   '.  A smiling face set in a frame of semi-golden hair;  Ah!   that sweet, winsome frontispiece! to see it is to   love  it! .    ,        -     ��� . , ���      ��  No man susceptible of heart could   'scape  its  waiting  snare! <  Her teeth of porcelain ish tint set in their rosy portal  Seem far too pure to  chop  at  such a   vulgar thing as  hash! '  I'll bet my birthright gainst a dime no other female   mortal  o ,  Such lovely teeth of natural growth upon the eyes   can  flash! ,. *.  Her hands are beautiful in shape, and very well she knows  it;     .  Her feet���well, them I never saw,   but  dainty are her  boots; ��� ��� 0  Her nose is of the Grecian build, and  when   the  darling  blows it  But in this rambling, off-hand verse I scarce   can   give  an inkling  Of all the charms possed by that sweet  sister dear  of  mine;  The melody is sweeter than an orchestra of flutes!  Her gentle voice  falls  on   the ear  like golden   lovebells  tinkling,  It holds me in   a   waking   trance   that  seems  almost  divine!  You're no doubt wondering just why the bloomin' deuce a  fellow  Should group the leakingsof his brain in a poetic maze, '  Should chew the rag of poesy, and musically bellow  Such hifalutin' languate to exploit a sister's praise.  The thing is new to me, you  know,   and  hence  it  is  I  shovel  Such tuneful fuel on the fire tokeep her charms alight;  It is a new experience most devilishly novel-  She's only been my sister since  I   popped  to   her last  night!  OLD-FASHIONED HOLLYHOCKS.  Good old-fashioned flower that seems  Linking us to bygone dreams,  Calling bacn the days long gone,  When our lives were in the dawn:  Other floral gems may bear.  Softer tints of beauty rare,  But there's none that seems to talk  To us like the hollyhock.  Seems to lead us once again  To a farmhouse, old and plain,  Hid away among she trees,  And we hear the boiiey bees  Singing at their work, as they  Sip the hidden sweets away ���  From the flowers that line the walk  Shadowed by the hollyhock.  0 n ce agai n we see a face  Touched with sweet maternal grace  Bending o'er the flowers she  Watched and cared for lovingly,  See a mother old and gray,  Moving 'round in quiet way, u  WThite her venerable locks  As the whitest hollyhocks. /-    '  .'And'we see another there  At a neighbor farmhouse, .fair  As the sweetest flower that grew  'Neath her watchful eye of blue,  See her fitting to and fro  In her gown of calico,  Rosy cheeks that seem to mock  E'n the crimson hollyhock.  En the harvest time when we  Gathered for the annual spree  Cradling down the ripened grain  Rolling like a billowy main  1 could see the winsome Kate  Watching us across the gate,  As we piled the.golden shocks  Just outside the hollyhocks.  There amid the flowers,we ,  Sat onesommer evening, she  Blushing as the rose to hear  What I whispered in her ear,  There J crowned her as my queen  'Neath the moonlight's silvery sheen,  Placed upon hersunny locks  Just a wreath of hollyhocks.  A  ON DRINKING ALONE BY MOONLIGHT.  Li-tao-po, Chinese poet, A. D. 720.  Here are flowers and here is wine;  But where's a friend with me to join  Hand to hand and heart to heart  In one full cup before we part?  Rather than to drink alone,  c  I'll make bold to ask the moon  To condescend to lend her face  To grace the hour and the place.  Lo! she answers, and she brings  My shadows on her silver wings;  That makes three, and we snail be,  I ween, a merry company.  The modest man declines the cup,  But the shadow promptly takes it up;  And when I dance my shadow fleet  Keeps measure with my flying feet.  Yet though the moon declines'to tipple-  She dances in yon shining ripple ;  And when I sing my festive song  The echoes of the moon prolong.  Say, when shall we next meet together?  Surely not in cloudy weather:  For you, my'boon companions dear..  Come only when the sky is clear. m  �� ^"~'i^^^^ttt*<*v',1^'**>?i~  >n  tf-i-' s4i*ra!f i-0-iB��-Mjwyi.i-  ~ " ' ..i iviwi>ia t"1��-'->JAJ-j-'A- ���*        '���.,. jr..'  ���8  THE ECONOMIST,    v  la  BROUGHT BACK.  A  i  9  Its  I  IP  M  a?  tain  |sr. J  la  iffij.;  ft  !��'  " Excuse me disturbin' you so early, sir, but   there's  a  gentleman  'ere   with a cut  'ead, sir,   an  Mrs. Tressidar  . thought perhaps you wouldn't mind attendin to, it, sir."  " A gentleman with a cut head," Dr. Thorne repeated  as he watched the gray haired old waiter draw up the  blind.    " What's he doing with a cut head?"  " There's been a wreck durin the night, sir, olf the  point; a schooner���she's gone to pieces, but they saved  the crew. This gent was the only passenger, and they  brought 'im on 'ere.    Didn't you 'ear it blow, sir?"  "Why, no," the doctor answered. " I dropped off to  sleep at once, and 1 never woke until you knocked. Is  the gentleman badly hurt?"  " No-o, I shouldn't say 'e is; at any rate, 'e made a capital  breakfast, an 'e's smokin 'is cigar in that parlor now, sir.  *'E seems one of the 'ard sort, sir. Why, 'e drunk as  much brandy when they brought 'im in as would 'ave  killed many, a one."  4t Well, tell him I'll be down in a few minutes," Dr.  Thorne said as he prepared to rise, and with a word of  assent the old waiter withdrew.  The window overlooked the sea, and the masses of seaweed and heaps of wreckage with which the beach was  strewn testified to the violence of the storm.  Having completed his toilet, he at .once descended to the  sitting room. The door was partly ajar, and,he entered  without knocking, only to stagger back with a loud cry  as his eyes rested on the man who was sitting smoking  by the fire. This man, a broad shouldered fellow, with a  handsome, reckless face, dropped his cigar in astonishment.  " The d-e-v-i-1!" he ejaculated slowly; then with a  grim laugh; ���' Come in, man. I'm not a ghost, though  perhaps you think it."  Thorne, his face as gray as the morning sky, dropped  into the nearest chair.    He seemed to be aging rapidly.  "Here, have a pull at the brandy," the other said  roughly. " I dare say it does give a chap the funk when  he sees a man he thought had gone to Davy Jones and  the one man in the world he wanted there, eh? Gad, it's a  rum go, is this. I suppose you'd given me up long ago,  eh?"       , ���       ,  '��� Ye-es," Thorne stammered, wiping his brow. "News  reached us that the Kangaroo had gone down with all  hands on board."  " Ah, well, all hands didn'tgo down," the other replied,  with a malicious grin that the bandage round his temples  rendered hideous, " though it was a near shave. I got  hold ^of a spar , and lashed myself to it. Then I was  chucked up on a desert island, a regular Robinson Crusoe.  I lived there six months, principally on shellfish and sea  birds' egg*. Then this Spanish chap picked me up, and  last night I was shipwrecked a second time. However,  I'm none the worse for my adventures, with the exception of a crack on the skull. A falling spar did that.  That's my tale in a nutshell. Now let's hear about Loo?  You're not spliced to her, yet, I hope."  " No, no  M  '��� But you are going to be:     I'll lay a dollar."  " We-e are engaged,"   Thorne said in a low voice.  " Gad!   I knew it."    And he laughed boisterously.  " You see, the other went on in an explanatory tone,  " I thought you were dead, and she cared for me before  you took���before she met you. But of course our engagement is at an end now."  " r should think so indeed."  " Yes, I shall leave here at once. You will explain perhaps"���  " With pleasure,     She is staying down here, eh?"  "Yes;  they have a cottage."  "Good! I'll try and toddle over when I've had my  head seen to.     It'll be a surprise for 'em."  " Wouldn't it be better if you   gave them a little warn  ing?",  Thorne suggested.     " The shock might prove"���  " Then perhaps you'd like"���  " No, no;   I couldn't."  His companion laughed and then submitted himself  to the other's skillful hands. In a few minutesiThorne  had dressed the cut, and he at once went up stairs to pack.  When he reached his room, however, he sank into a chair,  with that hopeless look in his eyes which only comes to a  man when he loses,the woman he loves.  His story was a little out of common. This was the  second time he had been engaged to the girl he should so  soon have led to the altar. He had made her acquaintance  during a visit to the country three years previously. She  was the daughter of a country parson���a pretty, shy girl  who had spent every day of her 18 years in the seclusion  of a sleepy hamlet. In a day he learned to love her, but  several months passed before he dared speak of =his love.  Even then he had taken her by surprise. She had yielded  to his passion, however, and they had plighted their troth  in the rectory garden. Slie was only a child, and he was  a man���12 years her senior and rendered grave beyond his  years by a long struggle against adverse circumstances.  c After that she had gone to London to visit some friends.  They were fashionable folk, and they had laughed also  at her big awkward lover. They brought her " out."  She met many men, among them his cousin. He had  made love to her���in a fashion that was the direct opposite  of her lover's undemonstrative way���and she had been  dazzled by a bright light,  So she had chosen. He had accepted his fate without a  word. It was natural that she should care for this  younger man. Then Craven's friends found him an easy  berth in one of tne colonies. He was to proceed there at  once, and at the end of a year he was to return home and  marry her. He had suffered shipwreck, however, and he  had been given up as dead. In due course Thorne, whose  love had not abated a jot, had renewed his suit. She had  told him 'that her heart was with the dead, that she could  never love again, but that if he liked to take her knowing  that���well, once again they had become engaged, and once  again fate had intervened.  With a heart full of bitterness he waited for the London  train. It was late, and he strode the narrow platform  impatiently. He was eager to get away. He meant to  go away forever. He would leave the country. He  would travel. In a fresh land, among fresh people, perhaps he might forget.  Would it never come? He looked at his watch for the  twentieth time. He seemed to be the only passenger.  Yet stay���as a trail of smoke denoted the train's approach  some one hurried on the platform in breathless haste. It  was a girl, a pretty girl, but evidently suffering from great  agitation. She gave a hurried glance up and down the  platfarm, and as she caught sight of his motionless figure  she went straight to him.  " Ah, thank heaven I am in time!" she gasped.  At the sound of her voice he fell back and his bag  dropped.  "ALoo,  you!" he   cried.    "How  did   you?   What   do  you?"���  " What do I want?' she said.     " I want you."  He stared at her in round eyed amazement.  " But���but you'do not know,"    he cried.  *��� I know everything."  " You���you have seen him?"  "Yes."  There was a pause.    A porter hurried up.  "Goin,sir?"  " No,"  she answered quickly, and, taking his arm, she  drew him aside,  ��� il Oh, John, it was all a mistake!' she said. "I was a  silly girl, but it is different now. You had my heart all  the time, but I did not know it. But I know it now, and  ���and I have come to tell you, only I can't tell you very  well here.     See, the trian   has   gone.     Come   back with'-  6  v  me.  7 J.  Mwwwaauiiuni!JAUdWrai .^.���.^wUjr^rf^i'i^^ftii^^  jasa^jsaa.m.iftfoi^^  ^;^l����^^\fi>Si^��iS^tmi  I  It  THE ECONOMIST.  HERE AND THERE.  E-ustatSea.  ��� A mystery with which every sailor is familiar is the  formation of, dust-at sea. Those who are familiar with  sailing ships know that, no matter how carefully the  decks may be washed down in the morning and how  little 'work of any kind may be done during the day,  nevertheless if .the decks are swept at nightfall an enormous quantity of dust will be collected. ��� To note an instance there is mentioned the case of the American ship  Ezra B. Slocum, a vessel of, 1200. tons register, which  sailed from New York for San Francisco on January 9,  1831 The captain was a man of scientific tastes and he  set himself to make some observations on the mystery of  sea dust. Beyond the wear and tear of the sails and rigging there was absolutely no perceptible cause for the  formation of dust on board the E B. Slocum. Nevertheless, the captain's log book sho^, ed that in the course of  a voyage of ninety-seven days ar >und the cape no fewer  than twenty-four and a half barrels of fine dust were  swept from the spar deck of the vessel.  Naturally it has been asserted that the dust which falls  - on the decks of vessels comes from the interstellar spaces.  This sounds both scientific and plausible, but it is at  variance with certain known facts. Bits of leather, ot  wood and of vegetable fiber.are always present in sea dust,  and in most cases there can also be detected the presence of  minute quantities of tobacco. Are we then to believe that  tooacco, leather and wood exist in the interstellar spaces/  Of the fact of the steady and constant deposition of dutt  on the decks of vessels while at sea there is no possible  room for doubt, but so far all attempts to solve the mystery of its origin have failed.  Could Not Down Him.  An old friend of an Australian's father was his cicerone  in Loudon and took him, among other places, to Westminster abbey. And��� " There, my young friend," said  the Englishman when they had explored the noble old  building, " you have nothing like that in Australia."  " My word," said the  .colonial expert, " no   fear! You  should just see the Scotch church at Ballarat!"  Lovemaking in the Tunnel.  A young couple whose exteriors bore all of, the indescribable, yet tangible, ear-marks that they hadn't been " a  young couple," strictly speaking, for any great length of  time, boarded a Washington-bound train at Baltimore the  other afternoon, says the Washington Star. As usual, of  course, in the cases of young couples whose general appearance and demeanor cast them under the awful suspicion of having only recently been married, these two  were regarded out of the tails of the eyes of all the other  passengers. ^ They smiled indulgently, which.-seems to be  the approved kiuk in those|instances. The two well attired young men in the seat directly in the rear of the one  occupied by the young couple looked with especial indulgence and mild pity into each other's eyes when they both  concluded simultaneously that they were right astern of  a newly spliced pair, but they made no demonstration  other than|this, and after an exchange of glances went on  reading their newspapers.  The sensation began when the Baltimore tunnel was  reached, immediately alter the young man with the girl  ahad brought her a glass of water. From the seat occupied  by the young couple the sound of cooing proceeded, followed by male  protestations some thing like this:  a* Doos oo? And if so, how muchy? Does oo lub him  forty-nine cents's worth? (Gurgie.) And how muchy  does him lub him angel-birdie? Seven hundred billion  dollars?  (More gurgle.)     And   would   him  angeii-cakey  trade   him for a big  doggie   and   a   bushel o�� chocolate  creamses?"   (Lots of gurgle.) .  There was no light in the car as the train went through  the tunnel, but the coarse, brutal men know how to laugh  without illumination. The titter that greeted the beginning of the cooing soon developed intojhowls, and there  was calls of " Time!" and demands for a breakaway, and  that sort of thing.  When the train emerged into the light, the young peo  pie both looked as mad as hornets. The bride,sat straight  up in her seat and regarded the water-cooler at the other  end of the car with stony hatred. Tire~ySiing husb ind  was red-faced and probably on. the warpath. He turned  about in his seat and faced the young men who sat  directly   behind him.     They   were s niliiig, but rci Im*  their newspapers. .' ���  " I want to know, and know it in a, liun-y, sai-l me  young husband in a , quiet, but exceedingly intense tone  " which of you two imbeciles has been making a dainphool  of himself at my expense?" �����������.�����,,  With one voice, and with every appearance of sinceniy  both of the men disclaimed responsibility, and positn eiy  denied that they had opened their heads, except to laugh,  while the train was in the tunnel. They succeeded in con;  vincingthe angry,, young Benedict of their innocence.  The young man resumed his seat when his wife tuggt-d  his sleeve. ��� .  1 " Pdlike to have hold of the blamed loafer that did   it,  all the same,"  he said, savagely.  . Then the beady-eved, shriveled-up little ventriloquist  who had been giving his performance at a Baltimore, resort during the summer, arid who occupied one of the rear  seats in the coach, arose and "stretched himself and walked  into the smoker, with a saturnine leer on his mischievous  face.  Brides Buy Wedding Rings.  " Isn't that a new wrinkle?" asked the chance observer.  "What?" said the clerk.  " For the bride to buy the wedding ring," replied the  observer, turning to look at the young woman who had  just gone out with her purchase of a   14-karat, gold-filled  ring.  The clerk, who turned out to be the proprietor also,  laughed. "Notat all in this part of town," he said. "The  practice has been in vogue here for several years and has  continued to grow in popularity until it ha? became quite  the proper caper. Indeed, when a man , comes in here  now and asks to look at plain gold rings we consider him  a little off color, and feel rather mean toward him, as  though he were usurping a feminine prerogative. Anyway, why shouldn't the woman buy the ring, looking at  the matter from a common sense standpoint? It saves no  end of trouble. A ring from a woman's point of view is a  matter not only of sentiment, but also adornment. She  wants her jewelery, however cheap it may be, to be of the  proper cut and the proper size. Now, what man, I'd like  to know, can go in aud select the right kind of ring even  if he has got the measure? Not one out of twenty. It  is a lot more satisfactory for all concerned for the bride to  come in and pick out what she wants without troubling  the bridegroom, except, of course, for the money. , He always settles the bill;    at least,- I suppose he does.  "You see, this is a neighborhood where the people don'tt  stand much on the fine points of etiquette. They insist  upon the ring to tie up the contract with, but two-thirds  of these rings are unengraved and sell for from $2 to $i.  It's fun to see some of the women when they first state  their errand. They beat about the bush and make their  wants known in such a coquettish way that I don?t wonder, sometimes, that the young man, whoever lie may be.,  has lost his head. Maidenly modesty, I suppose, makes  them shy, and they begin by saying they are looking   for  -U  mm  ,-rri ���:%'���{-!���  ". a  w . ~>r-~'���*AM^M^AJlz��zzjZzj~'  ^J---^[y^'Z~2~-J~^ZXl3zZ��J��^  ���*-r^_27**WU(-.'.M  m  is  10  THE ECONOMIST.  A,  h  7:  ...   v'i>  .-a  P^A  I  B.  PV:V  IX. &1 >  :iiA  ������%���������  ,T ft:  III  k  I  III  1  a  4'  til..  || a1  ���!i  ���  IP-  pi  a plain gold ring for a friend with a finger about the size  of mine.' When they say that, I always smile; I know  what it means."  The Humors of Elopements.  Love, which laughs at bolts and bars, has done many  daring and ingenious feats in pursuit of its object, but it  has never until lately snatched one of the ladies of the  Sultan's harem from under the very nose of that monarch  and run away with her. Tht story reads like a bold fight  of fiction, but it is a fact; as none know better than the^  Sultan and the happy pair who eluded the .vigilance of his  satellites.  A young Englishman (it is so often an Englishman who  does this kind of thing) made the acquaintance of Ziilfahra  one of the Sultan's wives, at one of the mosques where,  jealously guarded by a eunuch, she had gone to pray, dur-  the festival of the L'eilat el Kadrat ,To see Zlufahra was  to love her and to love her meant, for the bold young Englishman, to win her. By bribing the eunuch he arranged  further meetings to which Zulfahra was not averse,  and finally' succeeded Jin smuggling his lady-love on  board a ship and escaping with her to Bombay.  A lover, equally daring���one, Samuel Patterson, of  Connecticut���carried off his lady-love on a snow-plough,  through one of the most terrible storms that even America  has known. The parents of Miss Martha Durgy, of Redding, were strongly opposed to the wooing of Samuel,  Patterson, and forbade her, under terrible penalties, to  correspond with him any longer. When Samuel who is a  grocer's clerk in New York, heard of this, he took . his  courage in both hands, and also took the seven o'clock  express from New York, although a blizzard was raging  at the time.  To his dismay he found that the express did not stop  at Redding; but," as it dashed through the station, he  jumped from the train into an "avalanche" of snow."  Fighting his way through the heavy drifts, and the gale,  he reached the house where his fiancee was awaiting him,  and together thev made their way back -to the station.  Here they encountered a serious check. The snow had  fallen so heavily that all trains were stopped. Just as  they were beginning to despair, a snow-plough bound  westward came snorting and lumbering up to the station.  It stopped for a moment, and in that moment Samuel  Patterson and his bride-to-be were aboard ;__t he engineer  was taken into the plot, and in another moment they  were fighting their way through snow and wind towards  New York and the altar.  Dublin was recently the scence of an elopement which  had in it some elements of the ludicrous. A man, who  already had a wife and child, fell violently in love with  his mother-in-law, of all people in the world; and the two  lovers eloped together to Belfast. They were followed by  their friends, and ultimately brought back to Dublin in  a condition of penitence. But the flame of love was  only  smouldering;     for   a few months   ago they  eloped  again, and for once a man and his mother-in-law are  pre  sumably happy together.  St. Petersburg has been perturbed by two elopements  in high life within a year. A well-known Countess recently, eloped .with her Husband's valet; and now another  Countess, a young aiul ^.harming widow, has eloped with  a young footman who has been some years in her service.  Every day for many mouths the Countess had found an  exquisite bouquet of flowers on her toilet-table. : This  tribute of affection was as puzzling asit was pleasing  until one day she surprised the footman kissing her por_  rait with the passionate ardor of a lover.  The Countess, far from being annoyed at the presumption, threw her arms round .the.young man's neck and  assured him that his love was returned. Within a few  hours she was on her way to Berne, in company  with the  footman and two maids, and here she was married to  her humble lover. The Countess has bought a castle and  an estate in. Bulgaria, where it is expected the emancipated footman will soon blossom into a man of title.  Marry and Part for a Year.  Among the many peculiar customs prevalent among  the people of Central America is that of parting for one  year after the marriage ceremony has been solemnized.  , This custom has prevailed among the Jarnos from time  immemorial. t There is no courtship allowed to be carried  on between the parties prior to the wedding. When a  man selects a woman, he obtains the consent of the parents  on both sides, and if this is given^they.are at once married.  The reason, however, for their not living together as  man and wife for one year after marriage is in order to  permit of parties visiting and staying with their respective friends in different parts of the country,- which is a  customary thing and occupies the time specified. Ninety-  nine out of 100 of these marriages turn out well.  Sardou as Stage Manager.  Sardou is one of the few great stage manager in Europe.  HeandSir Henry Irving Jare probably the two , best.  " How is it done? Well, you see," replied M. Sardou,  " I know exactly what I want, and I take care that I get  it!" Sir Henry's answer to the same question would not,  one imagines, be Very different from this. Sardou 0does  not read a lectur to an actor whose intonation is incorrect  br whose gesture displeases him; he takes the actor's  place on the boards for a few moments and goes  ' through the part.  In theory this is simplicity itself; in practice it is sometimes productive of emotions which the scene Is not intended to convery. As a rule, M. ��Sardou's demeanor at  rehearsal is beautiful, but if people will not do as he requests he can tear his hair and a speech to tatters with the  best of them. When the hurricane is over, he becomes  Mr. Honeytongue again, but he has carried his point  Oom Paul's Feminine Spies.  When Oom  Paul  Kruger wanted to unearth  British  secrets he enlisted the services of the  barmaids   at Johan-  seratlve ui  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 io 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 030 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.     ^f  D. H. WILSON, GEO. H. COWAN,  President. Secretary.  _ /  c _ /  ��� -*';  uMMKt^'M^wmsitgsM^im'v 55^5^^S!^Sl^^^sS2wSi^s��-^i3^  t.-utxir^^i^ja^^^E&cm^^  ��i*touCiiMciijtf-* '������ "������"  ,at)3^^-rt*^,.W^^^M^-'"T��� i^wiii��B-w.wA��i iU=t.-SiTat*JE��JC  ��^tfafr^��j��!u??jj^^ *v��"j  t^."  THE ECONOMIST.  11  > /'/f  I  ��� ��� ���    - o  ��� '  ��� ���  ��� .  &   X    '  ��� ,  ��� ���  ���  ���  ��� ��� *  ��� ���  X TELEPHONES 10 AND 4,.. '  ���  ���   I POSTOFFICE D0X K'& W.  ���  �� ���  ��� . ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  '���  ���  %  ��� h 1  - ��� "',���'-,  I /^ 14  %  West Baker Street West Baker Street %  ��� ���  ��� ��� ��� ���  ���  '���  ���  ���  ���  :  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  t  W  nesburg in the political secret service. Through them he  learned that new men were being enlisted in the Cape  police and that new guns were being shipped, week after  week, from England. Through the same source he was  informed of the attempts that were being made by English politicians to force the hands of the government of  the Orange Free State in case war should be declared by  the British government against his country. The Eng -  lishmen babbled all this over their cups, and the barmaids'  winning smiles and bright eyes never, gave them the  suspicion that they were telling secrets of vital importance. -  .HAVE RECEIVED.  OF  [  In Stock.  )  Letting it Out.  " Did the postman leave any   letters,   Mary?"   the mistress asked, on returning from a visit one afternoon.  "Nothing but a post-card, ma'am."  " Who is it from, Mary?"    .  "And do you think I'd read it, ma'am?"   answered the  girl, with an injured air.  " Perhaps not. But any one who sends me a message  on a post-card is either stupid or impertinent."  " You'll excuse me, ma'am," returned the girl, loftily,  "but that's a nice way to be talking about your own  mother!"  Saved by a Laugh.  -���������-��A. professional nurse in Leeds,JEngland,|was remarkably  successful in the care of patients suffering from smallpox,  diphtheria or pneumonia.     In fact,  she had never lost  a  patient  with   one of these complaints.    Not   long  ago,  however,   she had a pneumonia cape which was given up  by the phjrsician, much to the nurse's chagrin.  " He can't live.through the night," said the doctor. |  Sure enough, when the iiurse went to give the sick man  They do the business because  their prices are the best.  Baker St., Cor. of Kootenay St.,  elson, B. C.  his medicine he only shook his head. The distracted nurse  '���'''���, ���',*/-. .   ., ,   .    ^  saw  her proud record  about to be b oken and she urged  the patient to take> his, dose  "Nouse," he murmured.  "Well, sir," said the nurse in despair, " you've   got   to  take it!   And if you die I'll kill you!"  Whereupon the patient began to laugh, took his   medicine and got well.  miatmtaittaMaHMMiKHi^^  Counters, shelves   nd store fixtures aor sale  Theo. Madson, Baker street, Nelson. ���'^'I*^*w��^*'w-^:��r^^ ~ * ffii^'ffi-Sffi,'*? [Vt'r*M':':;'! 7 i'"-**? ''-^jfe! -j> '��� :i'' V,;''.J.'-l r ���j--r.'fti im rr --���' "���' - '' i;-"i>' ������" <   ���  15  |a ��*  til s��  1 V'  t\  ;'-, ;"J.  r&  !%.  ��&'  fe-  v'.v  i  '.'.  ���"��  It I '���  1 Sri  ,r  . &!  Iff  J'    r-'li  false  1'  v  If  ��V  ,1  !:'  fi  f  fii"  re��m-',^Mi'aajWtjrj(iMW^ u.i_i_: : ^ ,.  7^^rq-3..c-rarrr��-za^^tLx^  S^^S^^Sl^^^^^^^^r^^P:^1  12  THE ECONOMIST.  r  P. Burns & Co.  "?  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .   BRANCHES AT   .  f ROSSLAND TRAIL .    NELSON KASLO  A SANDON THREE FORKS SLOCAN CITY  ^  S7|5*!57|57|n��CT��SW7|WICW^  ���W  i     Vi?  *  West Kootenay Butcher Co  WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL DEALERS IN  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  f Camps supplied on shortest .notice and lowest prices.  | ; Mail orders receive careful attention.  | Nothing bnt fresh and wholesome meats and supplies  J kept in stock.  I E. C TRAVES, Manager.  Teacher���Who was Mercury?.  Johnnie���He was a liar of mythology. Thnt's why they put him into  thenuometheis. He's still up to his  old business, pa says.  'ITrANTED^BY, YOUNG SCOTCHWOMAN,  TT position as'nurse. Is capable of taking  complete charge of children. First-class references. Apply to Mrs. R. J. Skinner, president  Y.   -v. 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 15th day of August, 1890.   '  '23-8-99. , A. S. Farvell.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  ���   ��  Humphreys & Pittock..  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. 93.  ICE GREAM-mo  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 of;Nelson, 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 the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, 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 issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this sixteenth day of August, 1899.  John McLatchie.  FOR SALE.  Agents for  Victoria Colonist  Seattle Times  S..F. Bulletin  ALL  Nelson Economist  Nelson Miner,  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail and Empire  Toronto Farm and Fireside  New York Sunday World,  And Other Periodicals.  IGE CREAM SODA  FRESH  California Fruits  Received Daily.  H KOOTENAY LAKE SAW MILL  Lumber,  Lath,  fo   Shingles.  G. 0, BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and [Sash & Doors  Satisfaction  Given.      Nelson  Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street, (turned Work.  JOHN RAE, AGENT.  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  Fine Watches at  Specialty  NELSON, B. G.  XJLSUUUIJISLSIJLSlX^  mmuMumuatsamuttamim -..-^!EbEffl~!KEaiate��r^^  v***-*-*******.*. xrxnraraxtnKadjiusaima^iaaaa  .aaBaaBBBu���  aBa0Klra!aiata0KBWSBseiBaBsm^  THE ECONOMIST.  13  Getting to the Bottom.���Grandma  ���"What, time did Mr. Lippincott  leave last night, Grade?" Grade���  " Why, grandma, he started  home  at   "    Grandma     (mildly)���" Never  mind when   he started;   I asked  you  when he left."  He���T am rather in favor of the English than the American mode of spelling. She���Yes? He Yes, indeed.  Take" parlor'7 for instance; having  " u" in tt makes all the difference in'  the world.  " What is silent influence?". " Cut-  ting down a man's salary instead of  asking him to resign."  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Bird's Eye, Inverness and Princeton Fraction mineral claims, situate in the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located :   On Morning Mountain.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, of the  city of Nelson, acting as agent for Angus G.  Shaw, free'miner's certificate No.- 21,817A, J.  A. McRae, free miner's certificate No. 21,G58A,  A. E. Crossett, free miner's certificate No.  B 11,487, and David Lusk, free miner's certificate No. B 11,603, intend, sixty days from the  date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a Certificate of Improvements, 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 issuance of such Certificate of Improvements. . r  Dated this 22nd day of July, 1899.  John McLatchie.  Special sole of Genrsfunuslungs  Absolutely at Cost  THEODORE MADSON.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  "Ida D" Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of WestKootcnay District. ���    ���  Where located: On North Fork of Salmon  River, adjoining the ''Second Relief "Mineral  Claim.  Take notice that I, John A. Coryell, Provin-  ���a> cial Land Surveyor, as agent for Reginald K.  Neill, Free Miner's Certificate No B H.fi76, 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, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this LOth day of August, 1899.  John a. Coryell.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Star Mineral Claim, situate iri the Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where Located: Between Sandy and Eagle  Creeks, about 2% miles south-east of the Poor-  man mineral claim.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie. free  miner's certificate No. B 11,826. acting as  agent 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 McLATCIIIE, P. L. S.  Dated this 30th day of June, 1899.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Onix, Humboldt, Ci. &K., Josic and  Free-  mont Mineral claims, situate in the   Nelson  Mining Division of West 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  rgent for the Golden Five Minfs, Limited,  (non personal liability), of Nelson. B.C.. free  miner's certificate No. I> 11,017, 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.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.     a  Before Buying Elsewhere  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  Prints Everything  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Statements  Envelopes  Business Cards  Visiting Cards  Menu Cards  Receipts  Etc., Etc.  At-  PRiCES  Be Convinced.  onery  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE P30MPT ATTENTION.  ��TREET,ilELSGNi,B.C.  Wf^��MJMUJ��UlMgJ.W5Maffigmm��UMgra - ^J^-^rr^-^^r^^^  AtlK^U^UUhAiur M  ^-a^wsMBEaaawga^ 'w  14  THE ECONOMIST.  �������  ?��-..<  I fir1/.   '.  liH-va  (&;  I la  5*1  ��&  i1 f'  1.1  :'"  p'  li  1'   ?.  la  It  I  o  f  The driver of a prison van was hailed  Iry a woiild-lift wa��r:���  " Got any room irisiiie, Robert?"  "There's room for, one," replied  the driver;   " we kept it for you."  Not entirely disconcerted, the would-  be wag had another shot.  " What's your fare?" he asked.  " Bread and water���same as you'had  before," said the diver.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Golden Eatrlc Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District." r      - ,  Where located: nn the south side of Red  Mountain on Hall Creek.  . Take notice that I, John-McLatchie, P.L.S.,  of Nelson. B. C,.. ac.tinsr as agent for G. 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, 87, must be- commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this twenty-third day of-August, IS!)!).  John McLatchte.  AMD  S00 LINE  NEW FAST  i <-        i  DAiLY SERVICE  EAST AND WEST.  Optional routes east from  --Kootenay Country  First-Clas<sleepers on all trains from  Arrowhead and Kootenay Landing  Tourist cars'jnass Revclstolce daily for Ml.  Pau1, Thursdays for Montreal and Boston,  Tuesd iy-and SauirJays for Toronto.   ��j  13   .-  Nelson to Toronto  85 li'iurs; Montreal, 80 h-.urs : New York, 101  hours. Winni >eg, 45 hours ;'Vancouver,} :30  hours : Victoria," &5 hov.r.s.  2-DAJLYTRAINS-2  To and from Robson, Rossland.f  T,ti k Lv. NELSON Arr. 10.50k  15.15a  Lv. NELSON" ,   Arr. 19.25k  M��ri:imr train claly for north and main  lin ��� v!a Kob.son, and, except Sunday, for  Saudi-n. Sluean points and m.iin line via  Slo-an City.  KOOI'ENAY  LAKE-KASLO  ROUTE.  Ex. Sun. -K'.r. Kokan.'e Ex. Sun  le.tok lv. i\a-a.sox An. u.ook  Tnc-iday, Thursday. Saturday, to Argonla  and return, leaving Kaslo at.2U.00k.  KOOTENAY  RiVER  ROUTE.  Da'dv. Strs Movie iind Nelson. Dailv  22.80k Lv. NELSuN Arr. 2.80k  Connects  Kootenay   Landing with Crow's  Nest Line trains.  ���1 hours��� -\ELS(jX  TO   ROSSLAND���hours -1  For rates   and   full   information   address  neares'.local ;ig��-nt, or  C. E. Beasley, City Passcngrr Agent.  R. W. DrewJAgcni, Nelson.  W. F. Anderson, E. J. Coyle,  Trav. Pass.��� Aeent, A. G. I\ Agent  NelsoivB.C. -Vancouver, B.C,  X THE COUNTY COURT OF KOOTENAY.  Iloiden at Nelson.  Between:���  W. G. Robinson, of Nelson,B.C., Hotclkeeper,  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 2(ith day of August, 1809.  Upon the application of the' Plaintiff and  upon reading the affidavit of P. K 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 (his  order, with the notice hereon endorsed, once a  week for five weeks succeeding the2<ith day ol  August a8(jy, in a newspaper published at Nelson, B. ,C, be deemed good and sufheienfc  service of said summons, plaint and writ of  attachment, and that the Defendants do appear thereto on oi' before the 15th day of October, 2S90. '     ' ,     '      *      ,  2. And I do further order that, the costs of  this applieuhon be costs in the cause.  J. A. Foiux, J.  Tinsmithing  Plumbing  AND  Heating  Josephine Street  Nelson.  STARTLERS  NOTICE.  This action is brought to   recover ��301.40,  being the amount owing by Defendants to  PiaI i)tiff, as foil ows:  Three promissory notes, dated 22nd November, ci898,   for  ��80.00,   ��100.00  and  SPJo.00, respectively, made by Defend-   ���  ants in Plaintiff's favor and payable'  '<�����>. (50 and 'JO days after date, respec-  ��� ���  '   tivcly ' 5280-00  To interest thereon : '   '1.40  To money paid at Defendants' request..   20.00  , ' ' $301.40  IN 1'KJCES OF  Wall Paper  -AT-  Thomson's   Book  Store.  Lxpress 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 B  (  i i r ' i i  Photographers  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel, Victoria Street Nelsou.  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