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Array ��sw*��rai*ffiawu^^  ,-::, - ��� ���;;���'[��: .;��� ���  W"Wv>  '.&������  ..NELSON, B. C. WEDNESDAY* SEPTEMBER 20, 1899. No 10  VOL. III.  THE NELSON ECONOMIST is issued svery Wednesday  al the City of Nelson, B. C, by D. M. Carley. Subscription : $2.00 per annum ; if paid 1 advance? $1.50.  Correspondence on matters of general interest respectfully  solicited. Only articles of\ merit will be advertised in  these columns, and the interests of readers will be carefully guarded against irresponsible persons and worthless"  articles. ' *  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.  h , f  Nelson was honored last week with a visit from   Hon.  F. Carter-Cotton, Minister of Finance. This distinguished  statesman's visit was supposed to be connected with   departmental affairs, but it is understood that his tour of the  Kootenays was forothe purpose of looking  over the situation from a political point of view.     While here he   was  interviewed by a number   of gentlemen interested in the  mining industry.     The object of this interview, as might  be inferred, was to learn the hon.   gentleman's opinion of  .the   mining  situation,   and   what prospects, if any,   he  would -be.able to hold out of a suspension of the'eight-hour  law.     Mr. Cotcon, it is well known, has for  years been a  close student of  .social   questions  and is   theoretically   a  socialist and if supported is willing to inaugurate all those  reforms which   constitute   the ideal for which  advanced  socialists   are struggling.     It is,not, therefore, surprising  that Mr. Cotton argued from the standpoint of the socialist aud'held out no hope for any change or suspension  of  the class legislation inaugurated   by   the   Government of  which*he is a   member.     Notwithstanding the   fact that  though   ineii who have made a practical study of the  re-  quirementsof the successful conduct of mining operations  in Kootenay impressed upon  the   Finance   Minister   the  urgent necessity of  the suspension of the eight-hour law,  lie refused   to countenance   their  representations.     He  said the Government would  stand by the  legislation, although what authority   he  had   for  the  statement that  successive governments would have to uphold this legislation is not manifest.     It is admitted   tnat Mr.  Cotton  is  duly qualified to speak  for  the remnant  of the Martin-  Semlin   aggregation,   but his authority to speak   for  the  next government is certainly   open   to question.,   The  delegation which waited upon the  hon. gentleman was a  thoroughly  representative   one,   and   his  Government,  when the Legislature convenes in January,  cannot   offer  in extenuation for its  persistency  the excuse that it was  altogether ignorant of the real situation, and  depended  solely for its information on the  representative from this  ��� district'  Mr. Cotton's reply to the delegation possessed at least the  merit of decision. The mine-owners now know where they  stand and cannot hope for redress from this Government.  It does not require the gift of prophecy to foretell that we  are on the verge of the most stubbornly contested   fight  between labor  and  capital that  has  ever taken place in  Canada.     It is a unique contest inots way, and   has   no  parallel in history of struggles of this character.   It origin -  ated in a variety of class legislation that was not expected  or sought by the laboringman.     It violated a principle  that  organizeel labor has always upheld���that legislation  should noCbe invoked to confer advantage on one class of^  the community over another class. v The fact of the matter'  is, the Government in itsdesire to secure the good-will of  the    laboringmaii    acted    without    acquainting    itself  with the underlying principles of organized   labor.    This  is   the  reason   why the most, conservative labor leaders  freely  express  their' contempt for the  members , of the  Government.    However, the lines are drawn between the  employers of labor in the mining industry and the leaders  of the intolerant section of labor organization.   The struggle may continue   for  years, for  the   men   who develop  mines are  singularly   situated   in that they   cau  trans1  fer  their operations to   some  Province or State where  they will have immunity from elass legislation, and where ~  capital will not be hedged around with  unreasonable laws  inspired   by an  intolerant,   minority.     It   is all   well  enough to say that if the men who are now exploiting the  mines are not satisfied .with   the  laws that others will be  found to take their places, but what   investor is   disposed  to take chances with his money in a community   that   is  menaced with labor wars?   No matter how   profitable the  investment may appear to be, the  continual terror of  unreasonable and ignorant legislation will act as a  deterrent6  to development.     Both sides   to   the argument have now  taken their positions and there appears to be no hope that  either  will   recede.      The   only solution of the  problem  would be the overthrow0of the present Government  and  ,the selection of new men who will stamp out the iniquity  o f class legislation.  Before the affairs of this country were handed over to  the present Government no section in British Columbia  commanded more attention than Cariboo. This camp  gave evidence of once more becoming famous as a gold-  producing district, but the Semlin-Martin-Cotton combination got in their deadly work, with the result that the  prospects of Cariboo are blighted. The alien legislation  has paralyzed that portion of British Columbia as nearly  all the capital being invested in the placer mines cam*}  from the United States. As soon as the alien legislation  went into force these investors were closed out, and the  only ones now left there are those who are so much involved with their investments that they cannot pull out  of the country. Can nothing be done to curtail the opportunities of this dangerous aggregation of imbeciles for accomplishing more evil?  Londoners all the world over will hear with regret  that the famous church of Bow Bells���St. Mary-le-Bow in  Cheapside���is showing signs of structural weakness.  Cracks of ominous size have appeared in its walls, and its  spire is inclined to imitate the leaning tower of Pisa.  This perilous and sad state of affairs is said to be due to the  excavations required for the new Central London railway,  but that undertaking has so often been needlessly maligned  for cracks in city buildings that no doubt its engineers  will prove that in this case also it is blameless. St. 'Mary-.  le-Bow is the most famous church in London.    A sacred THE- ECONOMIST.  edifice is supposed to have stood on its site even in the  time of the Roman occupation. Its bells are associated  with most of the great incidents in city history. To���lheiu  inspiring sounds countless thousands of children owe  their principal Christmas amusement, for through them  they have the story of Whittingtou and his cat. lne  present church is the third, or perhaps the fourth, whion<-  has occupied the ground, the previous structures having  been destroyed by lire. As it at present stands, the  edifice was designed by Wren, and was, thoroughly restored- some, years ago. , Cracks are quite visible in the  porch way. On two sides large ruts run from the floor  to the ceiling. In.one of these it is even possible to insert  one's linger. On the west side of the church is another  "crack running up toward a beautiful stained-glass window,  while at the'base of the tower there is a lurch of about  seven inches, which means, it is said, an incline of about  two feet at the spire. It will thus be seen that steps must  immediately 'be: taken to insure its safety.. It has , been  decided to obtain the opinion of an engineer ,  'We trust Hon. F. Carter-Cotton enjoyed his .visit to  Kaslo. Certainly the Slocan presented an interesting  subject for a gentleman -of Mr. , Cotton's ��� peculiarly  'studious habits.  The Slocan is dead and who is better qualified to"  write  its epitaph than Hon. F. Carter-Cotton?" -  Mr Cotton, who knows nothing of the necessities of a  minim" country, other than what he gained while riding  in a caboose during his hurried departure from Colorado,  has the presumption to tell the mine-owners that he knows  better what they want than they do themselves.  In fin interview at��'Toronto, Hon. Hugh John Mao-  'Donald expressed confidence in the success of the Conservative Parry in the forthcoming contest in Manitoba.  The Conservative candidates have been chosen from the  ranks of the leading men in the professiohs-oimromsiness  in the Prairie Province.  Instances in which c.ipital'has boon driven out of the  counirv by special eia^s legislation are multiplying. Yet  vho present Government has refused to retrace its stops.  Thinly-veiled anarchy has reared its monstrous head  in British Columbia. It remains with the well-meaning  men in every walk of life to th -ottle the cursed thing.  The Government is so dense that it cannot sec the in-  iury ithas clone. Indeed, Cotton seems to glory in his  iniquity-  fBWa-: are not stating that Mr. Cotton is not an honest  man, but we would much prefer to have the million dollars belonging to the Province in some one rise's custody  than that of our present Finance Minister.  "'���The Ottawa Citizen says: "It is an ill wind that blows; no  n-ood and in the same sense the severe drouth that has  visited many ::parts of Canada this season should be a  o-ood thing for the cheese industry in this'.part of Ontario'.  In the western portion.of the province the. summer was  very dry, whereas the unusually heavy rains of July kept  the''pastures in the Ottawa valley;in good condition. The  drouth in Western,Ontario scorched the. pastures; almost  bare, and compelled dairymen to feed their stock. The  result has been a marked falling off in. the production of  cheese in 'some  of the. most productive districts.     In ex  pectation of a shortage speculators are buying heavily, and  the prices have gone up to an almost uuprecedent figure.  The drought was equally severe in England, and lias also  affected, the production there, so that, notwithstanding  the rains of the past ten days have caused a marked  improvement in the prospects of the cheese-makers, the  market is likely to continue firm.''  Can there be found in the broad land one substantial  business man who' is prepared to uphold the present  Government in its policy of ruin?      ���     .  > '  Kansas is an example of what populism persistently  applied does for a country. Yet Kansas is the model  upon which the British  Columbia Government is shap  ing its legislation.  1 i  The populist has a marked preference for bushy whiskers,  a-style'of hirsute appendage, sve observe, that is growing  popular with MrvCotton.  Class legislation deprives one set of people of their  inalienable rights and confers special favors and privileges  on another class.  Nelson can show more first class buildings in   process  of construction than any other city in  British Columbia.  According to a recent official return, Great Britain,  during the last ten years- has paid off #355,000,000 of her  national debt, and, as a matter of rank in the debtor  notions', has sunk to third place; France and Russia  occupying, respectively, the two first places. Still, the  Euglihh national debt amounts to 83,172,175,000. During  the^last vearor so, Britain has been spending mono;/ to  maintain" her navy ' to the " supromacy-of-the-sea"  standard, The tofal expenditure for that arm of her defence, during the last twelve years, has amounted to "5805,-  000,000.  The Greenwood Miner predicts with certainty that  the"  Government will be defeated at the opening of the House.  That is a lonsr time to wait, but better late than never.  If the Government gave more attention to the building  of trails ami roads in the mining districts and less thought  io driving men and capital out of the country, British  Columbia would enjoy more prosperity than it does today. When will the amateur legislators cease experimenting in British Columbia?  Ali> K. B. Skinnj-ir, of Vancouver, has added his  teslhnou v to that of others who have visited Atlin. This  o-entleman believes that had it not been for the anti-alien  fe-islation there would have been a population of not l*<s  than 9.-> 000 to 85,000 in the district, " and where claim,  clam-ed hands for a few dollars the original owners would  have'received as many thousands, thus placing them in a  position to go and prospect in the deep diggings."  The Victoria Colonist gives currency to< the very general  Vumor that tlieHouseonay be dissolved in December.     It  Sxiys. ���   "We have :not, been able to get any confirmation,.,  of it* out the extraordinary course which the Government  lias seen lit to take  in  regard: to the Victoria voters'   list  o-jves color to it,     The fact that the Legislature .may  bo  Silled to meet in January  is neither here   nor there,  lor  nothwithstanding this   adissolutiou raay.be ordered.     It  would rest entirely with the Lieutenant-Governor.     He  mi-ht say to Mr. Semlin that  since  he   had   advised:an  ���  Ob  MLULfmmiwJMi MM(ffW(flM^CT��.Via^��K&WM*C. WKlSWW  ^aj��**Od***irmiH*k��3*��ZiMJHSS)E**^^  BnsanMTO^wi^ciHweijiwrtKw^^  iffrrjrr|y.'T!^'r;,?*tl"  M*4  THE ECONOMIST.  5  early session of the Hou.se, he would have to meet that  body and accept his fate atr their hands. On the other  hand, it is said that Mr. Semlin contemplates retiring, and  proposes to hand over the succession to Mr. Cotton. In  that event a dissolution would be inevitable, for Mr. Cotton could not hope to form a Government out of the  present House. We give the rumor and what is said in  support of it for what they are worth, merely reminding  the public that as no one can tell what may happen, it is all  the more desirable that every one entitled to vote should  get his name upon the list without delay."  Another transcontinental line, says the Victoria Times,  is the hope of such a practical railway builder as Wm.  Mackenzie. With the completion of the Rainy River  Railway between Lake Sunerior and Winnipeg, an important link in the new continental highway, will be provided. From Winnipeg to the-., west there are already  in operation several pieces of railway under the control  of Mr. Mackenzie. When they* are all connected, the  Territories and Manitoba will possess two Canadian railway systems, connecting with Ontario, via the lakes. The  only proper western terminus for such a railway is on the  Pacific coast, at one of the harbors of Northern British  Columbia. That, Mr. Mackenzie says, is the objective  point, and that it wili be reached in a very few years more  ,by.the Canadian Northern is now the belief of all well in-  i �� fj  formed Canadians. Such a railway would traverse the  best portions of the Territories aud would make the natural  wealth of Northern British Columbia, as the Canadian  Pacific has made the wealth of the southern portion of the  province, accessible to capital and labor. Neither British  Columbia nor the Territories can ever hope to have large  populations uutil they have railway facilities.  The tramway people are   getting down to work in   real  earnest.    In a few weeks Nelson will have one of the best  equipped electric car lines in British Columbia.  spring  The Victoria limes has the following: "In the  oi 1895 a small package containing a gold brooch was  mailed in the general post office in Victoria, addressed to  Miss Eva Morrison, San" Juan avenue. It was delivered  to the address yesterday. Where has it been since it  was placed in the custody of the postal authorities? ' The  post marks furnish no elucidation of the mystery. The  box is not damaged in any way, but the address and the  stamp have faded considerably. Has the package been  lying iu the corner of a mail sack for four years and only  just been shaken out. What a little romance might be  written around this incident in the history of the post  office. It might have been a lover's present, by the delay  in the receipt of which a life-long influence may have been  exercised."  Ottawa Citizen: " The bosom of every loyal British  subject must have swelled with pride at the announcement that the pedigree of Her Gracious Majesty the Queen  had been traced back to David via Zedekiah's eldest  daughter. We confess to have been deeply impressed until we looked up the Zedekiah strain and found that Zed  ' t'ruu back,' as the horsemen say, to Solomon. After  examining the Solomon branch of the David family we  concluded that the honor was more apparent than real.  There was nothing exclusive about Solomon. He was  democratic in hie tastes. In fact, it is a not unnatural  deduction, after studying out the Solomon genealogy, that  no reasonably good shot with a half, brick could avoid hitting a lineal descendant of David any fine afternoon on  Sparks street, if he shied it into the  crowd.    The exten  sive dilution of the Solomon strain doubtless accounts for  the number of wise men who ' throng the marts of trade,'  as Mister Dooley would say. But if we wanted a real  gilt-edged pedigree, witli lace insertion and ecru guipure  over cream satin, we would tak�� the David short line via  Nathan Adonijah, or even Absalom."  It is the prevailing belief that we are on the eve of a  Provincial election. As yet no,attempt has been made to  organize an Opposition, and therein lies any strength that  may be possessed by the present Government. Matters  cannot remain long as they are now. Some ambitious  politician will take the. bit between his teeth and organize  an Opposition that will obliterate the Semlin Government. The people are anxious for a change and will follow anyone who feels disposed to make the fight. The  first man iu the field should and will receive the support  of those opposed to the present Government. "Put ye in  the sickle, for the harvest is ripe ; come, \ get you down ;  for the.press is full,, the fats overflow ; for their wicked  ness is great."  According to the dispatches, war may be declared almost at any moment against Kreuger. The Uitlander  press believes that war is inevitable and urges the Uit-  landers to leave immediately. In the meantime Great  Britain is forwarding her troops to the the base of operations. There can be but one outcome to hostilities, but a  great deal of British blood may be spilled before the end is  reached:   .  Legal advisers of the Corporation of the City of Victoria will probably be directed to negotiate with the  claimants of damages by the Point Ellis bridge disaster  for a settlement of the suits out of court.  Dreyfus has been pardoned by the council of ministers and will in a few days, if not already, walk forth a  free man. In most countries this would be regarded as a  reflection on the honesty of the men who secured the conviction.  The communication in reply to " Bum Guzzler'' in the  .Miner cannot be published in The Economist. This  paper has, no space for the discussion of matters reflecting  on private individuals.  According to Dr. Doolittle, Rossland may not get the  promised gas plant. Dr. Dooiittie says: " We have  been unable to interest capital in Toronto, owing to the  stringent terms of agreement made by the city."  The Nanaimo Review, the recognized mouthpiece of  organized labor on the Island, has the following: ' -'Even  the theatrical people have got hold of it. For example,  the next play coming is entitled, 'Why Smith left Home.'  No doubt they will fully explain the eccentric action of  that apostle of labor, Ralph Smith, and why he left town,  instead of staying here for Labor Day and facing the  music.     Look out for it."  It is understood that Lord Minto will certainly accept  the invitation to go to Chicago. He will first go to the  yacht race in New York.  The Government has not yet appointed a successor to  Gold Commissioner Turner, although it is understood  that Mr. Jowett, after much persuasion, "is willin'."  There is a strong feeling, however, that the exalted position should be conferred on A. L. Knox, of the 'Ymir'  Miner.   Mr. Knox would be an ornament.to.the office.  xj^iMiij^llllHMffKTOWWaMUHM&Mffi ^^^i^^^.xPfi^^i^^'^  6  THE ECONOMIST.,  ' Nelson is not advantageously situated so far as dramatic  entertainment is concerned. We are off the regular  routes of traveling companies and we can only expect the.  fi llino- in of off dates and cancelled engagements. Again  the dipera House was opened too late to take advantage ot  the season of'99-1900, for all traveling companies that really  amount to anything have their dates from six to eighteen  months ahead. However, Manager Amiable,, with every  disadvantage, has succeeded iu making several bookings  for the season. The hou.se will open Sept. 30 with a  "Breezy Time," which, as its , name implies, is a farce  comedv Then follows the R. E. French Company in  repertoire for a short. season. Gorton's Minstrels come  after Mr French, and then we will have the Metropolitan  Opera   Company   again.  Marie Lainour, in   " A   Wise  Woman," has'an early dale, and later on will be seen  Duncan Clark's Female Minstrels., Other companies are ���  arranging for dates, and included in the list of attractions  already booked may be mentioned J. W. Bengough, the  cartoonist, McEwen, hypnotist, and Miss LaDell the  elocutionist. Besides there will be several productions  by local amateurs in the way of ministrelsy,,etc. the  Nelson Opera House is now undergoing changes that  will be much appreciated when re-opened.  People who live in glass houses should not throw stones,  and my contemporary's musical critic should   not   make  remarks about   " acrobatic   performances" on the concert  platform, neither should he attempt to   make fun of matters which he does not understand.    In this   criticism of  Mr.^Dan Godfrey's concert he ascribes Mr. Redfern's flute  as an " acrobatic performance."     It was in   fact the   display of masterly execution, which' was evidently entirely  ��� beyond the pen of the critic.     A silly, but   happily   brief  mention is   also   made   of the bassoon solo.     The   critic,  like some others in the audience, seemed to discern something  funny   iu   this  number and altogether overlooked  the more important points of the performance.     The bassoon is an instrument seldom heard and very little understood by the average concert goer and the critic's remarks  prove that   it is an almost   hopeless task   to  attempt   to  educate the public.     Mr. Campbell displayed the extraordinary compass and capacity of his  instrument  with   no  mean amount of skill.     I certainly fail to   see what Mas-  cheroni's beautiful song, " For all  Eternity'" has   to   do  with Hymns Ancient and Modern, or why it   should suggest anything so hopelessly vulgar as patchouli   and peppermint drops.    Mr. Kettlewell's rendering of the song as  a cornet solo was a marvel of delicacy of tone and   refinement of expression.     An unwarrantable attack was   also  made upon the social status of  the   band   and I am fully  prepared   to   prove   that there is not a man among them  who would be guilty of the execrable accent which the critic  feebly attempts to produce in  print.    With   regard to the  uniform, it must be   remembered that the general   public  has a taste for red   coats   and   gold braid and it is evident  they were  designed to   please the public eye as obviously  as the programme was arranged to please the popular ear.  The remark about the " bean diet" was uncalled for, but'  I think the audience displayed a great lack of courtesy in  its cool reception of Mr. Godfrey.    In  concert rooms   in  England I have heard thunders of applause when his well-  known form has appeared upon the platform, but here he  was allowed to take his place in the most disspiriting and  oppressive silence, until one for whom the great man made  sweet music years ago essayed  the/ first clap, which was  followedin a half-hearted  fashion by a few   others  who  .seemed afraid they were doing something wrong. Mr.  Godfrey's conducting, although full of precision and firmness, was quiet and undemonstrative. Some individuals  who occasionally wield the baton at concerts in Nelson  might learn a useful lesson from*his example, mainly that  an acrobatic performance on the part of a conductor is not  necessary to produce tiie best results.-  A mong all the virtues that are possessed by the meno today, virtues which they are forced to  acquire   aud   carry  about in plain sight, by present, circumstances and by our  advanced state of civilization,   there are none more   to   be D  admired than, patience and self-control.     I saw an  example of the incarnation   of- these two virtues not long ago,  antl I must tell you of it.     A   gentleman started out for a  sail in his staunch craft, and took with him several friends.    ,  His first  experience was to find the wind too   strong   folium, and blowing in such a way that he could not reef his  sails.    Then, in making a landing,, his   vessel was blown  on the rocks by adverse breezes, aud it took time, generalship and strength c to   get her off'.     Then,   departing, he  was  blown on a lee sh ore again, and by the time he   had  gotten clear of that danger  a submerged dock- arose from  the'1 depths   and' carressed clingiy   his keel..  At last   he -  gained   the open main, and   still  he smiled and never an  impatient word escaped him.    Next he missed a .boat   to  which he was conveying some guests by  not   more than  a minute.     And still   not a sound except the rustle of  a  shade of sorrow which slowly   fell over   his'bronzed   features.     To add   to all, when he arrived at   his   home he  found that his man servant and his maid servant and   his  ox and his ass.had deserted  him for   some neighborhood,  festivities, and lie was left alone to brew the icy   nectar of  his   land   and   to caparison   his   chargers..    But he was  patient  through it all,   and   his self-control was so   great,  that it would- have impressed a marble statue. Now, a man  without these virtues would have brandished the brand of  discord and waved the red flag   of obsolete  rhetoric,   but  he remained calm, and soothodall others by his contained .  demeanor and   by   different  appliances   otherwise   con-'  tained.  Speaking of the Transvaal dispute, the London Spectator  says: " Let ��he Boers remember that there will be no  second Majuba Hill. When once we are engaged, the  struggle will be fought out to the bitter end, even if  the whole of South Africa becomes involved, and we have  the whole Dutch population ranged against the British.  .That is an event terrible in the extreme to contemplate,  but even that would be faced rather than another jet of  feebleness." P. G.  Nelson is not a profitable point to snip inferior good  and.eastiern shippers are beginning to. get this through  theirheads. '...������. <  *1  Here is a story I heard the other day.     Perhaps it/isn't  new.     An old woinai.   lay   very sick.    The doctor   said  she had but a few   days more to live.     Her   husband, an  old man, heart-broken, as he faced   the impending   lone-  lmess,-satJw-Jier side.     "Some   bread, John,"   said she,  feebly.    John reached for the plate, and broke-the ��� bread  as he had done   for many years,   handing   her the crust.  "Ah, John,   not now,a   she   said.     " Would you mind  letting me have   the   inside,, now?   It won't be for   long,  and I have  let you have the   inside of the piece so many   -  years���just a   little,   John���But, nevermind."     For the  poor old man, handing her   the bread she   wished, blubbered as he said:   " To think, Jean, that I have been  that  foolish!   I thought it was the  crust   you   liked.     I< never  really liked  tlie   inside,   myself,   but   have eaten it these  many years that you might have the crust."  snmsmmissmmmBimBtMmimmsimiB! sijaudMri^rvMi  THE ECONOMIST.  7  o  AT DEAD 0' THE NIGHT, ALANNA.  At dead o' the night, Alanna, I wake and see you there.  Your little head on "the pillow, with tossed   and   tangled  hair; ' '  , I am your mother, acushla, and you are my   heart's   own  boy,  And wealth 6' the world I'd.barter   to   shield   you   iroui  1 "   annoy.  At ds-id o' tb.3 night, alanna,', the   he.irt o' the   world    is  still,   . '  " ':    ' . '      -  But   sobbing o'   fairy   music comes down   the   haunted  hill, .    , '      .  The march o' the fairy armies troubles the   peace o'   the  'air; '   . '  Blest angels shelter   my' darling for power of a  mother's  ���   ��� v     prayer. "    c  At dead o' the, night, alanna," the sleepless banshee moans,  Wailing for sin and  sorrow,   by  the   cairn's   crumbling  stones, -���  At dead o' the 'night, alanna; I ask of our God above  To shield you from sin and.sqrx.QWj and cherish you in His  love.  At dead o' the night, alanna. I.wonder o'er and o'.er,  Shall you part from our holy Ireland, to die on a stranger  shore? ... *  You'il break my heart in the leaving like"many a mother  I know���  Just God, look down upon Erin and lift   her   at last from  '  woe!  At dead.6' the night, Alanna,-I see you in future years, ���  Randan your strength, and noble, facing the wide world  fears; ���  Though down in the mossy churchyard my.bones be   under the sod,  My spirit shall watch you, darling, till you come to   your  rest iu God.  >   -  ���Rev. James B. Dollard.  BILL AND JOE.  Come, dear old comrade, you and I  Will steal an hour from days gone by���  The shining days when life was new,  Au<-' all was bright with morning dew���  The lusty days of long ago,  When you was Bill and I was Joe.  Your name may flaunt a titled trail,  Proud as aeockcrel's rainbow tail;  And mine as brief appendix wear  As Tarn o'Shanter's luckless mare;  To-day, old friend, remember still,  That I am Joe and you are Bill.  You've won the great world's envied prize,  And grand you look in people's eyes.  With HON. and LL. D.  In big, brave letters, fair to see���  Your fist, old fellow!   off they go!���  How are you, Bill?   How are you Joe? ,  You've worn the Judge's ermine robe,  You've taught your name to half the globe;  You've sung mankind a deathless strain;  You've made the dead past live again;  'The world may call you what it will,  But you and I are Joe and Bill.  The chaffing young folks stare and say,  "See these old duffers, bent and gray���     ,  They talk like-fellow's .in their teens!  Mad;   poor old boys!  That's what it means,"  And shake their heads;   they little know  The throbbing hearts of Bill and Joe!  How Bill forgets his hour of pride,  While Joe sits smiling at his side;  How Joe, in spite of Time's disguise,  Finds the old schoolmate in his eyes���  Those calm,'stern eyes' that melt and fill  As Joe looks fondly up at Bill.  >  Ah, pensive scholar, what is fame?  A- fi tful tongue of leaping flame,  A o-iddy whirlwind's fickle gust,  A few swift years and who'can show  That lifts a pinch of mortal dust; .   -  ���Which dust was Bill and which was Joe?  The weary idol takes' his stand,  Holds out.his bruised and aching hand,  While gaping thousands come and go-  How vain it seems -this empty show!  Till all at once his pulses thrill;  ' tis poor old Joe's " God bless you Bill!"  And shall we breathe in "happier spheres  The names that pleased our mortal ears;  In somesweet lull of harp and song,  For earth-born spirits none too long,  ' Just whispering of the world below,  Where this was Bill and that was Joe?  0 o  No matter, while home is here,  No sounding name is half so dear;  When fades at length our lingering day  Who cares what pompous tombstones say?  Read on the hearts that love us still,  Hie jacet Joe!   Hie jacet Bill!  r-Oliver Wendell Holme*.  ROBIN ADAIR.  Welcome on shore again,  "    Robin Adair!  Welcome one more again,  Robin Adair!  I feel thy trembling hand;  Tears in thy eyelids stand,   ���  To greet thy native land,  Robin Adair!  Long I ne'er saw thee, love  Robin Adair!  Still I pray for thee, love,  Robin Adair!  When thou wert far at sea  Many made love to me,  But still I thought on thee,  Robin Adair!  Come to my heart again,  Robin Adair!  Never to part again.  Robin Adair!  And if thou still are true.  1 will be constant, too,  ...-And will wed none but you,  Robin Adair!  During June, when D. McArthur & Co's stock   was   at  its lowest, they   received   a wire  from   J,.'B. McArthur,  President of the Columbian Hotel, Columbia, asking them  if they could furnish sixty bedrooms   complete,   at once.  They "sized up their stock and found .that they were in a  position to   furnish   exactly   190   bedrooms.'���Si nee-then-.  they   received   five cars  .of. mixed furniture, so one   can  judge from this the enormous stock they carry. THE ECONOMIST.  i,  HER NEW POSITION.  The boys used to say that Charlie Carter had a " gilt-  edged snap," which freely translated for the benefit of  those who may not know, meant that his position as  stenographer with Gore and Timmous called for a minimum amount of work  and  a maximum  amount of sal-  ary. ' * v t "  There was a cause for this, and the knowing ones in the  office whispered it enviously about among'themselves.  For a year or more Gore and Timmous had been threatened  with a lawsuit. The only witness they had to put forward ,in ..their defense was Charlie Carter,,but his test  mony it was agreed, was alone sufficient to clear Gore and  Timmous and save them something like $10,000* damages.  On the advice of the firm's attorney Mr. Gore had   tried  to get free from the   stenographic  incubus which Charliei <  was rapidly becoming by having him make asw.orn statement, but Charlie had peremptorily, refused.  Gore and Timmous were never free from the fear that  Charlie might sell out to the prospective plaintiffs, so  they paid him good wages and made his work light just  to have him around and be sure of him.  Side by side witli Charlie's typewriter stood another  which was operated by Miss Ella Gordon. Mis3 Gordon  was a pretty young lady with great,'melancholy eyes  that, somehow, struck fire from Charlie's heart every time  he looked into them���which he was in the habi t of doing much oftener than neecessarya .       ,  Miss Gordon was the sole support of.a widowed mother  and two little sisters. She received s?7 per week, and  this it was that first excited Charlie's pity, for he received  $25 per week   and   was   thinking  .seriously of asking for  another " raise." ���  " They'll drop me like a hot potato as soon as that lawsuit is decided one way or, the other," mused Charlie,  leaning back in bis chair and watching Miss Gordon's  slender fingers picking away industriously at the keys of  her machine.     " I might as well make hay while the sun  shines, and���"  - He stopptd hudrUnly. A thought had patted Ids brain  that electrified him. Just then lie was called into Mr.  Gore's private office. '  " Mr. Carter," said Mr. "Gore, a little obsequiously, " do  you have ail the work you .can possibly do?''  "I don't work half the time," wns the honest reply.  a I'm very glad to hear that," remarked Mr. Gore,   rubbing his hands  delightedly.     " Times are   a   little hard,  you  know,   and we  mu-t economize.     We shall have to  let Miss Gordon go aud you can do her work."  Times hard, indeed! Charlie anew that Gore and Timmous had realized a profit of 50 per cent the past year  on the capital invested in their business.  " Mr. Gore," said Charlie, " do you know that on her  bew^aiiy ��7 per week Miss Gordon must support herself,  as well as a widowed mother and two little sisters?"  " I have heard something about that; but, of course, you  know, we aren't running a charity shop."  "No nor a faith establishment, nor a hope repository,"  returned   Charlie.     " I   guess   I'll   have to  resign,   Mr.  Gore."  "You? Resign?"; queried Mr. Gore. " We can't think  of that for a moment; Carter. What in the world put'  that in your head?"     :  " Well, Miss Gordon works nine '������hours a day now as  hard as she can peg and 1 couldn't begin to do all of  her work iu   addition, to my own.    If she goes I'll have  ta go, Uxk"  There was a hard look in Mr. Gore's eyes as he leaned  back in his chair,.but there   were   no   hard   words on his  tongue.  " If you'll let Miss Gordon stay," went on Charlie, "and  will raise her wages to ��10 per week I'll stay, too.''  ..'." Raise her Wiiges?" gasped Mr. Gore.  '���'���Yes, sir."  Mr. Gore sprang to his feet, rushed to the window and  looked out at the neighboring rooftops. Finally he conquered himself and turned around, saying a little sharply:  " Very well, Carter^-you may go back."  And Carter went back. As he again sat down to his  machine he said to himself: '��One of these days a thunderbolt's going to fall and I'll be right under it, but���" and  here he caught a glimpse of Miss Gordon's appealing eyes  ���" what is the odds as long as I can help her?"  !' Do you know," said Miss Gordon, joyously, assheand  Charlie walked out of the building together the next  Saturday afternoon. " I've had my pay raised to $10?  Isn't Mr. Gore just too good for anything?"  " I should say so," Charles answered, dryly, but it was  many a day before he forgot the joyous light that danced  iu Miss Gordon's eyes. - -====  At the beginning of the next month Charlie had grown  reckless enough to ask Mr. Gore, confidentially, if he  didn't think Miss Gordon was worth $15 per week instead  of ��510. ���  " Carter," said Mr. Gore, a what business have you got  acting of as a champion for Miss'Gordon?"  " She needs one, Mr. Gore."  '  " But we've kept her at work because yqu  requested it,  raised her wages once   because you requested it, and now   n  " And now," broke in Charlie, rising to the occasion,  "if you will raise her wages to $15 because I request it, I  won't bother you any more."  The next Saturday night Miss Gordon's eyes were dancing again, and she told Charlie how much she was doing  for her mother and her little sisters and how happy they  all were and how thankful to' Mr. Gore.  Her happiness was infections and made Charlie happy.  He realized fuily that he was storing up vials of wrath  which, at any moment,'might be emptied upon- his devoted head.     But lie didn't care a rap.  The weeks and months flew past; spring came, aud  one flay Charlie saw the book-keeper go into the vault and  come out with a lot of musty papers tied with a piece of  blue tape. These the bookkeeper carried in to M.. Gore,  and Charlie's heart sank within him. Those were the  documents pertaining to that infamous lawsuit. In  about ten minutes Charlie and Miss Gordon were summoned into the private office and Mr. Gore proceeded  forthwith to spill the viais. He was pacing the'room like  a caged lion, and his face fairly shone at the, prospect of  shaking this old man of tnc sea off his portly shoulders  and giving him such a fall he should never forget it.  "Ah," vuitted Mr. Gore, " you came in like a well-behaved understrapper that time and not as though you  owned the office. YWve lorded it here, Carter, just as  long as you're going to. We've settled that suit out of  court aiid we've .dope with you. Pack yourself off!  And," turning to the pallid Miss Gordon, " we've done  with you, too, miss.     Pack yourself off, also."  But, Mr. Gore," pleaded Miss Gordon, "what have I  .done?     " O, surely, you will not���"  " You've allowed Carter to come in here and coerce us  into raising your salary twice."  "She did nothing of the sort," declared Ch-iiiie, indignantly. "She hadn't the slightest idea that I had  anything to do with that, I did it on my own responsibility."  " Well,-.she shall sutler for it, all the same.     The   book-  keener will give you both your   wages and I wantyou to  leave this office at once."  Miss Gordon did not cry, nor did she do   anything else-  that was strictly feminine opr   foolish.  ��� She went calmly.  into the outer office, put her typewriter into its case,   put  away her note   book,   got   the   money   due her from the  cashier   and   then donned her hat aiid cloak and  joiiied  Charlie, who was waiting for her in the hall.  " I knew it would come, Ella," said Charlie, taking her :  ' arm. ['  IUUMSS8MMMUWRLBMWWM b-i*i*;*��r-rmrH"W=:  j. f.  THE ECONOMIST.  9  ��r  " And you never told me," she returned softly, " that  my raise'in salary was due to your efforts."  " No. Your happiness was a sufficient reward for  me;  but," ruefully, " see what I've brought upon you!"  "Nevermind, Charlie," she answered bravely; " I'll  get a position somewhere."  "I've got a position to offer you, Ella, but it* won't   be  writing pothooks oi* pounding a typewriter. Still^I think  3'ou'Il like the place if you take it."  1   "What is it?"   she asked, innocently.  "Read that!" and he held toward her a fine card on  which he had written in pothooks of the Graham variety  " Be my wife and keep house for me!"  She flushed, halted in her walk and looked at the card  with blurring eyes. -  " I've, got a court    circuit   away- out   VVest���there's  big money in it, Ella; arid your mother and   little  sisters  shall go with us.   Come;   write your answer on the card."  And she wrote "Yes" with one stroke the length of the  card and then dropped a tear upon it?'  HERE AND THERE.  A Promising Youth.  A good story is, told of a young man who, besides being  ���of the spendthrift order, is a mimic, aud can imitate his  father's voice to a nicety. , Not long ago the young man  wanted, without delay, some, money to pay a bill, and he-  knew that his father would treat a request for the same  *= with cold contempt. Waiting till he knew his father  would be away, he went to the telephone and rang up the  office, calling for the cashier. The young cashier was  forthcoming, and when he was at the other end the  young man imitated his sire's voice.  411 say, Blank, if that scapegrace of a son of mine comes  around aud asks for a hundred dollars don't give it to  him.    Only give him fifty;" -,-=.r.  The cashier promised that he would fulfill the commands. Not long after, the son called at the office and  ���demanded one hundred dollars. He was refused by the  ���conscientious cashier and, apparently in anger, the young  man conteutedajhimself With the fifty. When the old  man reached the office there was a scene.  Chinese Shoes.  The thick-soled, ^hite-edged shoes seen upon the feet  of the Chinamen are all imported from China, most of  them from Canton, where they are made by hand. The  white| edge is of a thicK, regid sole, made of a material resembling plaster, and if it becomes soiled can be  cleaned and whitened again. Some shoes have the wide  white edge of this sole finished with a glazed or polished  surface, which can be cleaned by rubbing it with a damp  cloth.  The bottom soles of these shoes are made of a  number  of layers of rather thin  leather  placed one upon another,  making a buiit-up-sole.    This sole is stitched through and  through in many places on regular lines; giving the   bottom of the shoe a sort  of quilted  effect.    This  work is  neatly and   trimly done, even on the cheap shoes. There  *re some Chinese shoes   without the characteristic, thick,  white-edged soles, and provided with soles of leather only.  The top of the Chinese shoe is of cloth   or silk or  satin  and the lining is of the same  material.    Velvet  is often  used on the top,  cut  in  patterns that are laid oyer the  "body of the shoe, which may  be  of silk or satin in   some  bright color, while the velvet may be of black, producing  picturesque and striking effects.    Costly shoes are  mad e  ���of fine   materials,  and  are often   richly  embroidered.  Chinese shoes of the regular style, with thie thick,   white-1  edged sole and the leather bottom sole and cloth top, may  ���be bought for $1 a pair.   Handsome   Chinese  shoes may  be bought for $2 and upward a pair.     Chinese shoes worn  by persons of rank may be much more expensive,  costing  -'for shoes worn with court  dress from $20 to $50, or even  more. ��      '  Thomas Carlyle. -  On one occasion Carlyle had been reading some of the  Bible with a friend, and his voice thrilled at the passage  which tells how those who desecrated the temple with  their buying and selling were driven with a scourge out  of its precinets. Closing the book, he burst out iu enthusiastic admiration. "That was gran', man, gran'!  He wasnaneo'yer saftpuns o' butter." Surely there  was" reverence even under the abrupt simplicity of the  words.  I happned to enter  into  conversation   at  Ecclefachan  with two men of the diver or small farmer class.    To a re-  mark of mine that I was surprised   to  Bee  the stone over  Carlyle's grave looking  rather green, one of them replied  in quite a surly fashion.     "Ay!   maybe sae;  but it'll be  greener yet, a' the Ecclefechan folk care."   "But you are  surely proud of  Thomas  Carlyle," I said. / " Humph,"  was the  answer;   " I suppose   he   was muckle thocht o'  about London an' thae parts, but what did he or his  ever  dae for Ecclefechan?  I hae keut the   Carlyles  a' my life  an' they were a thrawn lot, the whole o' them."  This other little story was told me by one who had the  pleasure of calling upon Carlyle in London, not long before the great man died. The visitor was kindly received,  for he had gone with introductions and messages from  home friends* During conversation he asked Carlyle if he  ever wrote anything now. " No, no," was the answer,  the helpless hands were lifted up rather pitifully; " these  hands are useless now. 1 am just waiting���waiting and  wearying to go back to my Master."  In Honor of His Satanic Majesty.  A gentleman from New York, who paid a visit to thc  Gatineau valley a few weeks ago passed an unintentional  well deserved rebuke on the practice of dedicating picturesque spots to his Tafeanic majesty aud giving them his  name. His guide first showed him a cave in the rocks of  rather weird appearance and began cataloguing the  scenery somewhat as follows:  " This hole in the rocks is called the Devil's Soup Bowl.  It is 650 feet deep. That mountain jou can see away  over there is called th�� Devil's Chair, and the smaller hill  at the base is called the Devil's Footstool. Then you see  that peculiar shaped bluff away off there to the north?  Well, that's called the Devil's Nose. Then listen here by  this cleft in the rocks. Do you hear that queer roaring  noise? We call this the Devil's Kitchen. There's an  island up here a few miles in a little iake that is perfectly  round and flat on the top. We call that the Devil's Plug  Hat."  The traveler, in the course of a few days, visited also the  Devil's Punch-bowl the Devil's Half-acre, the Devil's  Boot-jack and several other places with Satanic cognomens.    When leaving he was asked by a friend:  " What do you think of this part of the country?"  His reply was: "Your scenery is magnificent, your air  is pure and your hunting and fishing are excellent, but I  do not believe that there is another spot on the face of the  earth where the devil can show a clear title to more real  estate than he can in the Gatineau valley.���Ottawa Citizen.  Mark Twain on the Jews.  The Jew is not a disturber of the peace of any country.  Even his enemies wTill concede that. He is not a loafer,  he is not a sot, he is not noisy, he is not a brawler nor a  rioter, he is not quarrelsome. In the statistics of crime  his presence is conspicuously rare���in all countries. With  murder and other crimes of violence he has but;iittle todo;  ^^^^^m^^m^^^m^^^^^^^^^m^^^M^m^ 10  THE ECONOMIST.  he is a stranger to the, hangman. In the police coiirts's  daily long roll of " assaults" and " drunkand disorderlies"  his name seldom appears. That the Jewish ��� home is. a  home in the truest sense is a fact which no one will dispute. The family is knitted together by the strongest  affections; its members show each other every due respect, and reverence for the elders is an inviolate law of the  house. '  The Jew is not abn/den on the charaties of  the   state,  nor of the city;   these   could   cease   from their functions  without affecting   him.     When   he is well   enough,   he  works; when he   is   incapacitated,  his own  people   take  care of him.     And  not   in ' a,, poor and stingy way,,but'  with a fine and large benevolence.    ,His race is entitled to  be called the most benevolent of all the races of men.     A  Jewish beggar  is   not impossible, perhaps, such a thing  may exist, but there are few men that can say they have  seen that spectacle.     The Jew has   been staged in   many  uncomplimentary   forms, but,"so  ar, as I  know, no   dramatist    has    done    him,, the   injustice   to   stage him  as a beggar.     Whenever a Jew   has real   need to beg, his  people   save him   from   the  necessity of  doing it.    The  charitable institutions of the Jews-are supported by Jewish  money, and amply.    The Jews   make   no noise about it;  It is done quietly;   they do not nag and pester and harass  us for contributions; they give us peace and set us an   example which we have not found ourselves able to follow.���  Mark Twain in Harper's Magazine.  down to the very foot, where, apparently feeling; very so re  and disappointed, it rose and walked wearily back to its  native woods. ���   .  Outwitted an Elephant.  Onlv those familiar with the "manners and customs  oftheetephaiit have-any idea Svhat a nimble creature it  ��0.,lvis Massive ami slow-r.>���ted.asit,looks, it is capable when roused, of feats that would be difficult lot much  fleeter animals. Kspecially is this the case w,oh African  elephauw. which, ..hough taller, are generally Ugh er than  ��� t^n-A^le brethren: Moreover, .aeci^nied lor age  to lead a wild life, aud ofle.i depending on their alertness  and speed of foot for their very existence, they have ae-  . SeTa skill in ��y=" uxitici *MU�� l,�� occasionally taken-  even old elephant l.untefs by surprise.  In illustration of this fact wo are reminded   ot   a   stotj  told by one of the   noble   army   of   British sportsmen in  Africa     He   w   " out after elephants,"   and   had just  flrelai- an 1 wound i la niigailicvit,   wscimMi      iLit.r-  tuaately for u.in he h .doniy su,c*hl inshg^iy w;m,i..  in- it when, inlhr.atvd by the attack, it turned and charged  An at was a terrifying sight.    Will,  its  enormous eais  snread out like sails,  and emitting shrill notes ot  rage, it  '   came thundering over Ihe ground l.ke a runaway loeomo-  Men of Many Trades.,  Truer words were never written than those of Shakespeare, which tell us that men play many parts. The  career-of Dr. Wallace, M. P., who recently died in harness, is an apt illustration thereof. The late politician ,  started his life as a preacher, than he became an editor, a  banker, a legislator, and a public lecturer.  But there are other men who have put their hands to a  variety of callings.     In some cases   failure in one pursuit  'has'made them devote their energies to   another;   others,  believing that variety is the very champagne of life,' have, ,  changed their occupations from motives of recreation, and  not solely to amass fortunes.     No living man  has tapped ,  life at so many points as the (Sennan   Emperor..   There  is hardly   a  profession or occupation that he   has nota'p-  . plied himself to.   Poet, preacher, soldier, sailor, musician,  mechanic,   diplomatist,   doctor���these are   but a   few   of  this many-sided monarch's accomplishments.  His uncle; the Prince of Wales, is not far behind him in  the variety of parts he has played. Science, literature,  the tine arts, the,drama, politics���in each of the ��� these,  subjects, to mention but a few, the Prince could give many  men professionally a long start. Further, he has been'  called to the bar and enrolled as a medical man. It will  thus be evident that, if it were at all necessary for his  Royal Highness to earn his daily bread, he would prove  equal to the occasion.   ��� _      ���  Leaving the royal atmosphere, there arc many examples  of more lowly mortals who have appeared on life's stage  in'diilercnt characters. Mr. Bret Harte toiled Industriously in many pursuits until he found his true vocation  in enriching Anglo-Saxon literature by his vivid stories  of life hi California. -Starting as a miner, he developed  into a .school-master, a-nd then'became in-'turn express  messenger, and newspaper editor. ��� :  Fortunately for literature, he narrowly escaped becoming a very wealthy man by selling his interest in amine  before its value hud been discovered. One day he sat  down aud, over a.pipe, scribbled a poem of humor���-'.'..The  'm ^$kf  >aS  ,a  ^y!  ���'���.���'.  ^>.  tive.     The hunter fired   aim  li or  shot,   but   missed;   his  ��ff��  l'.lVe. -L1HJ IIUUH4' 4,4.,- , . ,4 ),  nerve was .shaken"    and, throwing   down   his" express'  ,     ,  '  ..,���.., v in   iliu-hfc.     Near   at   hand   was   a  rifle, besought .-afeiy in   flight  it hand was a  stee��� hill, and to Ihis hc.lirecl.ed his steps, lor, being  si<,J,lly acquainted with the clhnbingpowers of thee ��-  phant, he though,   his " pursuer might be. balued oy   the  erppiviess ofthe asecuL  It was a terrible disappointment to lind thattheelephant  could climb a hill ju,t a, quickly as the   hunter     nimble  r-in-ras he wa-.   The   fugitive, indeed, would have soon  been overtaken if he had not thougut of a really ingemou,  rilse      i^ knew thai elephants never run, or even   waU,  down a steep incline,   but   always   crouch   down, gather  their feet together, Jean well back, and slide down.      lu.t  '.' as the ferocious animal had got within a few yards or -him,  therefore, the' wilv   hunter   suddenly   doubled   and ran  down   We   hill   again!   Quick  as :a' flash  the   elephant:  turned  <-athered   himself together, and,"trumpeting witn  harried' rage, slid down   after   his victim.     The   nunter  had just time to spring   out of   the way as t.ue great beast  came   "tobogganing^   after   him,   smashing   frees   and  shrubs and carrying eve, ything after it lice an avalanc.ie.  Then once more the hunter dashed to the top  of the   hill,  wliile the elephant, unable   to   stop itself, went careering  HE ANNUAL MEETING of the Liberal Con-  1 servative"Union for British Columbia will be  held at the Assembly Hall, New Westminster, on the  5th clay of October next, commencing at iq 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 deegate  for" every twenty  members   of such   Association or  ���District Meeting.,    Proxies can only, beused by members of the: Union.    Advantage may be taken   of the  Railway Rates to and: from the Exhibition  which  is  being held, at the same time.      .-'.'".,-.     ���.���":"."..:.'- '||  D.��H.'WILS0N, GEO. H.'COWAN,      :  President,  a " :   ' Secretary.  :<3i THE ECONOMIST.  11  | KlgKPATRlCK & j  ���  ������=--  ���  ���  o  ���  ���  ���  ���  '��� 4.  TELEPHONES 10 AND 4'.  POSTOFFICE D0X K & W.  * ��� ��� ���  West  14  Baker Street  14  West Baker Street  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���.  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  ���  o  ���  t*+****^******+*++***^**+**+*+****^*******  Heathen Chinee," to wit���which   made him  a   man . of  fame.  It has been laid down as a truism that to become a successful novelist one should have seen life in many of its  phases, and as this has been the experience of Mr. F. C.  Phillips, the author of"As in a Looking Glass," coue is  not surprised that his writings have made a decided hit.  He began his career in the army, but abandoned the sword  for the footlights, where he saw much of theatrical ways  and whims. Then his first romance took the town by  storm and brought lucre to his pocket. Afterwards he  developed into a barrister.  Mr. Jerome K. Jerome, although still a young man, has  had a varied existence. He has now found his proper  sphere, but previously was nearly everything iu turns and  nothing long. He has been a clerk, shorthand writer,  commercial traveller, school teacher and actor. To-day  he is a play-writer, author and journalist.  .HAVE RECEIVED.  T  CARLOfiDS OF FURNITURE  In St ck.  A CANADIAN LULLABY.  They do the business because  their prices are the best.  Sleep, my darling one, sleep,  Wildly the winter wind blows;  Wake not, my darliug, to weep,  .    Cloudlyand fiercely it snows;' '  Child, be thy slumber deep���  The deeper the better���God knows.  Dried are the tears on thy cheek,.  .  Close shut are thy tiny hands;  Thy white lips so wisfully meek  Are mute to thy hunger's.demand  Gently, my darliug one, seek  Thy comfort in slumber's dreamlands.  Baker St., Cor. of Kootenay St.,  son,  B'i  Child, be thy slumbers deep!  Wildly the winter wind blows;  Wake not, my darling, to weep;  Thy mother's heartbreaks for thy woes.  Death, and her half brother, Sleep!  And which is the better, who knows?  M 12  THE ECONOMIST.  ���fa  t'A-.A>  \^Wm  hAA-.  I  IhA  P. BURNS & CO.  *J  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE: Nelson, B. C.  .   BRANCHES AT   .  dp ROSSLAND TRAIL NELSON . KASLO  X SANDON THREE FORKS SLOCAN CITY  West Kootenay Butcher Co  ��  WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL DEALERS IN  FRESH AND SALT MEATS.  Camps supplied on shortest notice and lowest prices. |  $       Mail orders receive,careful attention. k  'Nothing bnt fresh and wholesome meats and supplies , |  ^   kept in stock. |  $ E. G TRAVES, Manager. I  . Humphreys & Pittock  Next to Nelson Hotel, Baker Street, Telephone No. 93.  ICE CREAM Aim  O    9  Agents for  Victoria Colonist  Skattle Times ���  s..f. bulletin  , AI/L  Nelson Economist  Nelson Miner,  Victoria Times  Toronto Mail and Empire    -  Toronto Faiim and Ft reside  New York Sunday World,  And Other Periodicals .  ICE CREAM SODA  FRBSH  California Fruits  Received Daily.  '\WTANTED���BY YOU N G SCOTCHWOMAN,  YY position as nurse. Is capable of taking  complete charge of children. First-class references. Apply to Mrs. R. J. Skinner, president  Y. W. C. A., 1227 Rolson street, Vancouver.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  'Balmoral Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District.  Where Located: On the Hall Mines Wagon  Road, iy, miles south of jN clson.  Take notice that I, John McLatchie. acting as agent for E. W. Cleversley, Free Miner's  Certificate No. 21,781 A, E. J. Moore, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 21,782 A, and Peter,  Morgan, Free Miner's Certificate No. 21,783 A,  intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mini'hg'Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvements, for ther 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.  1   Dated this 18th day of September, 1890.  -   john mclatchie.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  The Delight, Woodstock, Calgary and Atlantic Mineral Claims, situate,in the Nelsoh  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,;Frcc  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.  PATEMUDE BROTHERS  JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS  Fine Watches a  Specialty  NELSON, B. C.  KOOTENAY'LAKE'SAW'MlEL "  JOHN McLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor,  Opp. Custom House, Nelson B.C  Lumber,  Lath,  Shingles.  G.O, BUCHANAN, Proprietor.  Orders   Promptly   Filled   and j Sash &. Doors  Satisfaction   Given.      Nelson   Mouldings,  Yard, Foot of Hendryx Street. (Turned Work.  UUUUUlJxJU^^  CLUB HOTEL  Corner Stanley and Silica Streets  RATES; $i per day and up.  '���.���'������ Schooner Beer, to cents- \���  E. J.  Curran, Proprietor.  mxvBmmmM&mttenSBBm -ij.  THE ECONOMIST.  13  aAa  -���;���:$-  i ���t"'  ii;.  FOR SALE.  Half interest or whole in the Victory and  Silver Tip Creek claims, on the west branch  of the Duncan Kiver. Apply to William  Pollock, Rossland, B. C.  CERTIFICATE"OF IMPROVEMENTS.  \ Tiger Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson  / Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located: Aboutaive miles west from  Nelson, near Eagle Creek.  Take notice that 1, Arthur-S. Farwell,agent  for George A. Kirk, Free Miner's Certificate  No. 88,38fj, intend, sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply tothe Mining Recorder for a  Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose  of obtaining a Crown -Grant of the above  c!ahn.c  AndTurther take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced; before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 15th day of August, 1899.  23-8-99. A.' S, Farwell.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Bird's Eye, Inverness -end-'Princeton Fraction mineral claims, situate'in the Nelson  Mining Division of West rKootenay District.  Where located :   On Monning Mountain.  Take notice that I, John "McLatchie, of the  city of Nelson, acting as agent for Angus G.  .Shaw, free miner's certificate No. 21,847A, J.  A. McRae, free miner's certificate No. 21,658A,  A. E. Crossett," free miner's certificate No.  B 11,487, and David Lusk, free miner's certificate No. B 11,663, inteBd^ixtydays from the  date hereof, to apply to the Milling Recorder  for a Certificate of Improvements, for the pur-,  pose of obtaining Crown Grants of the above  claims. And further take notice that action,  under section 37, must be commenced before  the issuance of Buch Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 22nd day of July,1899.  John -McLatchie.  CERTIFICATE OF liTPftOVEMEIITS.  "Ida D", Mineral Claim, situate In. the Nelson Mining Division of WestKootenay District.  Where located: On North Fork-of Salmon  River, adjoining the -'Second Relief" Mineral  Claim.  Take notiee that I,-3ehn-A;Coryell, Provincial Land Surveyor, an agent; for-Reginald K.  Neill, Free Miner's Certificf&te."��NoB 11,676, and  Joseph E. Read. Free Miner'�� Certificate No.  19.088 A, intend, sixty days "from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining JRecorder for  a Certificate of Improvement*, for =he purpose  of Jobtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notiee that^action, under  section 87, must be convmenced before the  issuance of such Certificate'of Improvements.  Dated this 10th day of August, 1899.  John a. Coryell.  CERTIFICATE OF IHFROV^RftEMTS.  Star Mineral Claim, 's"ituate:in?the Nelson  Mining Division of West KootenayTDistrict.  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 ai,326. acting as  agent for Oscar Johnson, Free-Miner's Certificate No. 21,712 A, Mike Johnson, 'Free Miner's Certificate No. 23,241 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 Grown Grant of the above claim. And further take notice that action, under section 37,  must be commenced before the issuance of  such certificate of improvements.  JOHN McLATCHIE, P. L. S.  Dated this 30th day of June, 1899.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Onix, Humboldt, C.&K., Josie and Free-  mont Mineral claims, situate in the. Nelson  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located.: On south bank of Kootenay  River and oh the East side of Eagle Creek.  Take notice that I, Robert Scott Lennie, as  agent for the Golden Five Mines, Limited,  (non personal liability), of Nelson, B. C, free  miner's certificate No. B 11,617, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim: And further take  notice'that action, under section 37, must be  commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements. ���  Dated this 8th day of July, 1899.  i'.'.-tV  '���.' -A  At:  Clothing  Underwear  Fine Shoes  Miners' Shoes  Rubber Goods  Oil Clothing  Blankets  Tents  in all sizes  Hats  Caps  Mackirtaaw  Coats  Overalls  a ! '���';���?:  ���.&������:��������� ���'-'!''  Before Buying Elsewhere  Come in and   inspect  our   stock  of Carvers,  Spoons, Cutlery and House Furhishings.  VANCOUVER HARDWARE COMPANY,Id  X> ��� x  Importers of Heavy and Shelf Hardware,  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  JOB DEPARTMENT  ��� 'aa 'aa's^:'  a-aoii  al;t!  all  a  oi  ''-.'���' i--  al  %  a  : :ti  ������J!  Prints Everything  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  V'., !7V  A'ma\AZ  Envelopes  Business Cards  ng  enu Cards  Receipts  Etc., Etc.  A*  liftis  PRICES  Be Convinced.  ORDERS BY MAIL RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.  'S      ^s#�� !'}  -Ki.s.r.sssaajij'vjxt:  J,���-T"P'^ftgfl^4��Jti^^W^��<��  sawcausaajttaiisrii  ,AUMxJM.A��&��ft*9-uW <u  H  THE ECONOMIST.  n.  p  ir  i-f'j  1$  a  r i  An Emetic���Gentleman (to orgf.n-  grin.ler)���You must go away, there's a  man in the house'very ill���accidentally  poisoned. Facetious organ-grinder-  veil make him seek!  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Golden Eagle Mineral Claim, situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay  District. . , ���   ,  Where located:. On the south side of Red  Mountain on Hall Creek. ,*    .  Take notice that I, .lohn McLatchie, P.L.S.,  of Nelson. B. C, acting as agent for G. A.  Kirk, Free Miner's Certificate Nq.8h,^8o, intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to apply  to the Mining Recorder for a Certificaic of  Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown Grant of t he above claim. ���  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvemenls.  Dated this twenty-third day of August, 1899.  John 'McLatch tk.  NEW FAST1  DAILY SERVICE  EAST AND WEST.  Optional routes east from  Kootenay Country.  V  First-Class sleepers on all trains from  Arrowhead and Kootenay Landing  Touri-M c irsipass Ilevclsloko daily for St.  Paul, '1 hursdays for Mem: real and Boston,  Tuosd.i'.-.- .iiid Saturdays i;��i'Tj;ronto.   ^. y  eison to Toronto  So hours ;l Montreal, 89 hours ; New York, 101  hours, Winnipeg, -lo hours; Vancouver, 30  hours ; Victoria, 35 hours.  2-DAILYTRAINS-2  To and from Robsnn, Rossland.  7 00 k Lv. NELSON Arr. lO.r.Ok  loi-iok Lv. NELSON Arr. 19.2.5k  .Morning train daily for north and main  lin.-' via Kobson, and, except Sunday, for  Sandon.-Slocan points undnuin line via  Slocan City.  KOOTENAY  LAKE���KASLO  ROUTE.  Ex Sun. Str. Kokanec Ex. Sun  16.00k Lv. NELSON An. 11.00k  Tuesdav, Thursday, Saturday, to..'Argent:!  ' and return, leaving Kaslo at 20.00k.  KOOTENAY RIVER  ROUTE.  Dailv Strs Moyie and Nelson.     .-' Daily  ���2-'30kLv. NELSON: Arr. 2.30k  '.   Connects Kootenay  Landing with Crow's  Nest Line trains. ''      a  4 hours-NELSON TO   ROSSLAND���hours 4  For rate's   and   full   information   address  nearesLlocal agent, or  C. E.BeasSey, 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.,  TN THE COUNTY COURT OF KOOTENAY.  JL ' iloiden at Nelson.  Between:��� ��� ,���. , ,,  W. G. Robinson,of Nelson, B.C., Hofcelkeeper,  Plaintiff,  ���  and . ���  W. .T. T. Watson and J. P. Kennedy, of Spokane, Wash, (formerly of Nelson,B. C), De-  defendants. ,,.,,,.  ' In Chambers, His Honor Judge. torin, Saturday, the 2Gth day of August, 1899.     '  Upon the application of the Plaintiff and  upon reading the affidavit oi P. E. Wilson,  sworn therein, ��� ���  1. I do order that si-rvi'-o upon the Defendants of the summons, plaint and writ of attachment in this action by publishing this  order, with the notice hereon endorsed, once a  week for live weeks su, c -ed ng the 2iith day of  August, 1899. in a newspaper publishedat Nelson", B. C, be deemed good i.nd sufficient  service of said summons, plaint and writ ot  attachment, and that the Defendants do appear thereto on or before the loth day of Octo:  bcr, 2899.  2. And i do further order that the costs oi  this application be costs in the cause.  J. A. FORIN, J.  Tinsmithing  Plumbing  *S^  AND  Heating  NOTICE.  This'action :s brought to   recover $301.40,  being the amount owing by Defendants to  Piaint.iir, as follows:  Three promissory notes, dated 22nd November, 189S, fur .$80 00,, $100.00 and ,  $100.00, respectively,'.made by. Defendants in Plaintiff's favor and payable  30. 00 and 90 days after dare, respec-  tively....: $280.00  To interest thereon ��� ���'���������     Ljw  To money paid at Defendan ts' .request..   20.00  ��� '      '     ���    <    ��� S301-.40  Josephine Street  Nelson.  STARTLERS   :  JX I'KICES OK  Wall Paper  ���AT ���  Thomson's   Book   Store.  Express and D raying  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 patronsigc of the people of Nelson. Orders  left at D. Me Arthur & Go's store, northwest  corner Baker and Ward streets, will receive  prompt attention.   Telephone 85.  GOMER   DAVIS.  WADDS BROS.,  .  i  Photographers  VANCOUVER and NELSON  Near Phair Hotel. Victoria Street Nelson.  COMriANDING 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  VV HEN you buy ���. ���  OKELL& MORRIS'  O'KELL &  MORRIS7"    Preserves��)  o<   vou got what are pure 'Brilr-h Columbia  o<   fruit and sugar, and your money is left at  ^^InjWo'JLSJ^^ SUISULSUL SLSLSUl^SlStSLSLSLi.  niiitPi-eseis  Are absolute *-y the ,'  PUREST AND BEST.  Doors, Sashes and Turned Work  rackets and Office Fittings  Satisfaction Guaranteed.  s?&fctmm8mmmimmmEmmmmg��mm&8i

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