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Array itmwnii wiiinwr��fflrti*��tt*B)tMM  t  if  it-  &  if  v*  VOL. IV.  NELSON, B. C, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1901.  NO.  26  THE NELSON ECONOMIST is issued every  Wednesday at the City of Nelson, B. C, by  D. M. Careey. Subscription: $2.00 per annum ; if paid in advance, $1.50. Correspondence    OF     GENERAL     INTEREST     RESPECTFULLY  solicited. Only articles of merit will be  advertised in these columns, and the in  terests of readers will be carefully  guarded against irresponsible persons and  worthless articles.   '  NOTICE has been received by Slocan mining companies that the American Smelting & Refining  Co. will not make any farther   purchases   of Slocan  lead ores, nor will they enter   into any   contracts at  present for 1901.      This action does  not take us by  surprise.      The Economist,   a couple of weeks ago,  ���~ ca.lled attention to the fact that  the  smelter combine  in the United States  was contemplating  a freeze-out  game on British   Columbia lead ores.      The notices  now served prove the correctness of our information  This action on the part of the Americans was no doubt  prompted by the knowledge that the smelter  facilities  of the I rovihce are at present   altogether inadequate,  and that arrangements are being made,'to fill the want  . at this side of the border.      The Hall   Mines smelter  has been put in a position, to treat more material than  could   have been handled under   the old regime, and  improvements are going on to still further enlarge the  capacity of the plant.      At  Trail a similar policy is  being pursued.      In the Boundary country arrangements are being  made to treat the entire product of  the district on the ground, while in other sections still  unprovided for plans are well advanced for the building of smelters.    Under these circumstances, it would  be very convenient  for   the  American combine if it  could force the  Slocan mine-owners into  a  binding  contract for a'few years.      Under existing conditions  it is feared that some of the Slocan mines which have  been sending their ores to American smelters,.will be  obliged to close down until such lime asarrangements  can be made 10 treat the output  here or the combine  is brought to terms,  The situation is serious.    If the  trust is just playing for a raise in  rates, it  is very  likely to win.    In the meantime the mining industry  in the Slocan is likely to suffer,     The Selby and Everett smelters  on the American  side are said be be  working independent of the combine, but this does not  materially  effect the situation.      The  Guggerheim  smelter only handles some of the wet ores of the St,  Eugene, and this of necessity rather than choice.    Of  course there is the alternative of shipping to Swansea,  round the Horn, but this would be tedious and expensive.    The pleasing outcome of the present condition  of affairs will doubtless  be to give a wholesome impetus to the smelting industry in this province.    We  may confidently expect to see several additional smelters built in the country, and those already in operation materially enlarged and improved. Then will  come, as a natural consequence, the home manufacture ot smelter by-products and the various commodities m which lead is the principal element. The action  of the American smelter combine will prove* blessing  in disguise to British Columbia.  A few weeks ago we alluded to the establishment  of a gambling hell-an American; Monte Carlb���it a  point almost within viewpfthecapitol of Washington  This establishment   was furnished   with every device  known to the gambler for separating the fool from his  money.      Even the lax gambling laws of the United  States would be too  strict for the  patrons of the new  institution.    Now comes the news from England that  a syndicate has been formed,'to purchase   an' obsolete  Atlantic liner,   and fit her up as a   mink  Carlo Casino.    The intention is to moor the craft off  the coast at Brighton, a little over a marine league so  as not to be within the reach of the arm   of the /���law'  The boat will be a floating hotel as well as a gambling  resort, and the promoters intend that every accommodation shall be provided for patrons.     We fear   however, that the   enterprise  will   not   prove a success  British law is very sensitive,   and when offended will  surely assert itself.    The business of'this syndicate is  not a legitimate one-at least   the  project  savors of  crookedness.      A close eye will be kept upon the old  liner in the new business,  and one of these days she  will get a thorough overhauling.  The new century   and the new era   of federation  were usheied in for Australia under the most favorable auspices.      At midnight on December 31st   the  bells pealed, cannons bocmed,   the  populace cheered  vociferously, pyrotecnics played in the skies, and the  birth of United Australia was  announced.      At the  same time that all this was >aking place at the antipodes London, England,   was en fete in honor of the  same great event.     The Queen sent her congratulations, and messages were received in  the name of the  British Parliament and people,     The occasion was a  memorable one in the history of the colony and Empire.  United  Australia, united Canada,   and a united Etu-  pire may well be the envy of the nations of the world,  What confederation has been to Canada it will be to  Australia.  AnoThkk of British Columbia's coal beds is to be  worked, For years past the existence of immense  coal deposi s have been known at the south of Okan-  agan Lake. From time to time the beds were worked  to meet the local wants, but the liiaccessability of the  sajpgiW^^ ���\  YHE NKi.SON  ECONOMIST  district, owing to lack  of  railway   facilities or even  decent roads, retarded development. .'"-Now a strong  company,   with Sir William Van  Borne   at  its head  and a capital oi $4,000,000 at its back, has been formed  to work the deposits.       It is reported that operations  will.be commenced forthwith     We trust the report is  correct.  With'coal and coke ctiiiing from the Crow's  Nest Pass fields and from the Okanagan beds there is  sure to be a supply sufficient to operate all the'smelters now at-work as well as those xhich are bound to  1 >e built-in. the near, future'.      The   working of these '  new coal deposits will also   do much   to open up the  Okanagan country, rich in minerals  and also a great  agricultural region.  "We in Europe shall have to correct our geographies of Canada. As it is described in our text books  now iu use; it is the Canada of a century agoi" Such  was the remark of an eminent German educationalist  to Mr. Auguste Dupuis, secretary to the Canadian  Commission to the Paris Exposition, who has just returned to Ottawa. We fear there are a number of  geographies now in use in Europe, and even in Great  Britain, that require to be revised so far as Canada is  concerned. The addresses on letters received at the  local post offices from business firms and educated  people in the Old Country abundantly prove this. We  find them consigned to Mr. So-and-So, Nelson, British  Columbia, North Americav This is an eyery-day occurrence. Of course the description is correct^ but its  very fulness suggests that the writer has no idea of  the/extent and importance of British^ Columbia, but  '* Canada. North America, "is inexcusable, or should  be.    The fall Mall Gazette, usually considered one of  the best informed publications in Engl jti'd, recently  announced that "the Hon. J. H. Turner, Premier  and Finance Minister of British Columbia, is coming  to England shortly to act as Commissioner for the Province of Vancouver."  The recent entrance examinations for high school  show that there are in the Kootenays a great number  of pupils who are qualified for that grade. They have  proved themselves quite equal to the standard adopted  by the educational department and are so reported by  District School Inspector Burns, The certificate of  fitness thus obtained entitles the holder to enter the  high school. But in the Kootenays there is no high  school, so that.those pupils will either have to go to  Vancouver or Victoria���the nearest high schools  ���or cease to pursue their studies further/.unless, indeed, their parents are in a position to stand the expense. Such a condition of things is highly unsatisfactory, and unfair to the bright youths of this part of  the Province, There should be a high school in the  Kootenays, and for convenience sake Nelson would be  the best point at which to establish it. Not alone is  this the most central and available point, but it is the  place having the greatest number of available pupils.  We expect soon to have our public schools under the  control of the city, when perhaps we will be in a better position to demand certain rights which the Public  School Act gives us. If the Department of Education  does not favor a high School  for this district, we believe it would pay the city to have such an institution  established here, a.�� nothing conduces more to the advancement of a city than   good educational facilities.  WThen a man contemplates settling down   in  a  community he always enquires as to its schools,   and in  most cases, if these enquiries  result satisfactorily, his  decision is made, and another family   is added to the  population       Nelson must keep pace with the limes.  In other particulars we are well abreast,  if not in the  lead, and as all are interested in education,   a  determined effort should be made to secure for the city and  district the benefits of a high school.  \i  Religious ..institution* cost the ratepayers of Montreal a good round sum annually. Statistics recently  compiled show that the property exempted from taxation in that city is valued at $36,218,000. The figures  from Toronto," ih'e Cry of Churches," are not yet 10  hand, but ;&s there is only one���������"of us churches (the  Baptis:) thai pays axes as o her people do, ;he ex-  emp ionscanno  fall much short of those of Montreal.  A rathkr sensational report has been goiug the  rounds of the press of late to the effect that James J.  Hill, of the Great Northern Railway, had purchased  the assets of the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co. A number of ingeniously woven circumstances are enumerated to substantiate the report, but all these are fairly  knocked on the head by Robert Jaffray. of Toronto,  one of the principal parties interested in the coal fields  He says that there is no truth whatever in the stor}r  ������ that the sale of the coal lands has never even been  mooted. The whole story appears to have had its  origin in the simplt fact that negotiations have been  entered into with Mr. Hill for the supply of forty carloads of coal per day for use-on the Great Northern,  It is a limited supply of coal that has been secured by  the railway magnate, nof the coal lands.  Th# NeUon Free Eibrary is in debt and difficulty.  Were it not that the City Council voted this very deserving establishment a few hundred dollars a short  time ago, the library would not to-day have its doors  open, It would be a lasting disgrace to Nelson if its  public library were to suspend operations through a  lack of financial support. We suggested at the time  the crisis arose, a few weeks ago, that a public entertainment be given in aid of the funds, The management has adopted the suggestion, and to-night a grand'  fancy carnival will be held in the skating rink, the  proceeds of which will be devoted to the library fund.  Special prizes have been liberally donated by oui1 local-  merchants for the most attractively costumed skaters,  and as the ice is in splendid condition there is sure to  be a large attendance. The attraction is great and  the cause a very worthy one. I^et everyone turn out  and lend a helping hand.  Incorporation is again being agitated in Slocan  City, and this time it looks  as if the oft-defeated  A^0k00M^'       flWW^WWlW)l^mi^W'ff*W*W1... ���"A l-f--nwff-i:rf*v'--n��.  V f , i ir in' -rm ^uYnmriMW^* h-ttrfhtaHrffflTi^hi^^  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  m.  5  /'  ijjjf  object will be attained. The Drill says that * ��� details  have been set in.order and a brace of Nelson's leading  lawyers have been engaged to place the matter in its  proper light before the provincial authorities. Already the talk of suitable men for the civic government and various -cffices has commenced ad the  keenest interest is evinced. There is no apparent  hostility to incorporation, it being quite the popular  move of the day. March ist should witness the  organization of the town on the basis of a full-fledged  city." The good people of ^Slocan City have been  encouraged by the prosperity of the past year and  the pre sheets of the future, to take a decisive stand,  and in ibis commendable enterprise we wish them  every success, We will gladly welcome Slocan into  ��the sisterhood of cities.  The time expired last week for receiving tenders  for the erection of the new Post Office and Customhouse in Nelson, so that we may soon expect to hear  from the Department of Public Works on the subject.  The job is a big one, and will cost in the neighborhood of $80,000. It is )o be hoped that the work  will be commenced without delay, and that when begun it will be pushed to completion.  It is reported from Ottawa that arrangements are  well under way for the taking of the census of the Dominion Enumeration will commence in April next,  when from eight to ten thousand men will be put in  the field, who will press the work to completion.  Within a few months from that date we may expect  to have returns which will give a fair idea of the  growth of the Dominion within the past ten years but  it will probably take a. couple of years to compile all  the informs ion gathered. The census of Canada is  moie than a mere count of heads : it aims'.'at securing  reliable data as to the industrial growth of the country andother in eresting particulars. The last decennial censui w*s somewhat of a disappoin ment, as it  failed to show that substantial increase in population  which was expected. It is quite safe, however, to  predict-that the next census will show ,.a wonderful  increase in the population and prosperity of'British  Columbia,, and in no section of the province will this  be more conspicuous than in the Kootenays. Within  the past ten years mere hamlets have become prosperous and populous cities, and in this category our  own'Nelson) might be placed. Trade and commerce  throughout the Dominion have grown considerably  during the period. The first census of the country  was taken in 1665, and showed a population of 3215;  the last census raised the figure to over 5,000,000, and  the next will doubtless be a decided improvement on  this  Startling revelations regarding the system of  blackmail levied* upon vice and crime in New York  are said to have been made by one who has long hjs,id  prominence as a successful gambler. According to  this individual, vice in the big city is compelled to pay  $5,000,000 annually for protection.    The newspapers  are making a great outcry, as if i here is something  new in i his condition of things. The fact must be as  well know?n in New York as it is outside that the vice  and crime so glaringly conspicuous in that city would  not be possible were the law honestly administered.  Five million dollars per annum is a verv substantial  bribe, but a much lower figure would scarcely secure  the '.protection and.pr vileges which the criminal class  there.enjoy. Another investigation will probably be  held, new light will be thrown upon an improved  black-mailing system a number of guihy officials will  be suspended or discharged.     \\ hat then ?  AT the beginn ng of last century the colonies of  Great Britain were six limes the size of the mother  land ; at its close they are ninety-six times as large.  In 1800 there were 100000,000 subjects outside of  the United Kingdom ; o-day there are 349,000,000.  A century ago English w7as spoken by 21,000,000  people ; it is now the language of 130,000,000. Truly  the century has been a memorable one for Britain.  Thk municipal contest hasdeveloped a few unusual  features since our last issue. Mr. McKillop, for some  reason or other, has decided to drop out of the field,  thus leaving the office of Mayor to Mr Fletcher.  -There are ugly rumors with regard to Mr. McKillop's  withdrawal, one story being that the men who prevailed upon him to come out shamefully abandoned  him. Mr. McKillop is an- honorable gentleman, and  under the circumstances, he did what anv other hon-  orable person would have done, washed his hands  clean of the v\ hoi clique. He, however, deserved a  better fate. For aldermen, a ticket of six has been  named, and at this writing it seems as if there would  be "no contest for seats at the council board. The men  already.named need no recommendation from Thk  Economist. The)- are well qualified to continue the  work so well begun by the outgoing council.  ���S A n.don does not intend to have the interests of her  merchants interfeied with by hawktis and pedlers,  w'ho do much in other communities to hamper legitimate business When a Cheap John strikes a town  with a bankrupt stock of clothing, for instance, lie is  able to undersell the resident clothier. lie rents an  empty store for a week or two, hires a boy to ring a  bell summoning bargain hunters to the auction sale,  and having reaped a rich harvest, packs up his remnants and moves on to some other town where the  license fee is nominal. This injures the business of  the resident clothier, who pays his rents and taxes  every year ��nd spends what money he makes in he  community in which he lives Sandon has decided  that hawkers and pedlers in future shall pay a license  of $250 every half year. Nelson long ago adopted a  similar policy���made the license stiff enough to keep  these gentry out, and by so doing protected our local  merchants and the public generally. Men who pay  rates and taxes and spend their time and means in a  community wre entitled to protection from these birds  of passage MINING NEWS  SLOGAN.  From the Drill.  Corrected and revised figures of the ore   shipments  from this division during 1900   are eminently  satisfactory, the  total  being 2847   tons,  by   far the   best  record in the history of the camp.     Of this amount,  the Arlington shipped 1635 tons   and the  Enterprise  1040 tons.      The vast   proportion   of  the   season's  shipments was made from   the  Arlington-Enterprise  section of coan ryv and the outlook   is    favorable  for  the   ensuing   year   being   be ter,    as   several   new  shippers will be.added to the list.    A leading feature  of these shipments is the high   returns received from  the ore,   $100 per   ton   gross   being   a'������conservative  estimate.      With this value placed upon the ore. the  exports would- aggregate  $284,700,   which at' once  gives   a   better  illustration of the   richness   of the  mineral.resources of the division.      From last week's  report to Deeember 31. the. Arlington added 180 tons  more to its total and the Bondholder 20 tons.  Following is a list of the shipments last year.  Mine.  Enterprise..............................  Arlington   Black Prince   Week.  180  Kilo.......:....  ���Hampton......  ���Neepawa....v.  Two Friends.  Alberta........  Bondholder...  Slocan Chief  20  Total  1040  l635  60  20  8  ,..'���   7  20  -'������:'-3:  40  16  200 .2847  The Arlington isin'.need of more miners.  More ore is being rawhided down from the   Bondholder.  The Slocan lifted three carloads of ore from Silver-  ton this week.  The ������Enterprise is sending   down   ore for  another  carload shipment.  The paystreak on the Graphic,' of the Bondholder  group, is widening. .  Two carloads of ore will be sent out during the  week by the Two Friends.  Ore from the Black Prince is coming into town.  Oscar McMillan has. the contract.  Pete Angrignon is rawhiding five carloads of ore  from the Hartney, at New Denver.  Paul Hauck and partners have cut the lead on the  Rosebud, one of the 'Bondholder jfroup and exposed an elegant body of ore.  The main drift on the Graphic, of the Bondholder  group, is in 180 feet, with a paystreal; of eight to  ten  inches of high grade ore  The new drift being run on the Bachelor, Twelve  Mile, under bond to R. E. Fishburn, has opened up  a healthy paystreak of clean ore.  At no time in a year or more have there been so  many enquiries for mining properties as now. The  catnp seems to have struck the public fancy,  STOCK MANIPULATION,  Tha ./>'. 0, Ri'mcio, of lyOndon, Eng., has the following1 article on a subject which is of great interest just  at present: to this Province :  No doubt many of our readers have been surprised  at the sudden drop in Ee Roi stocks which has hod a  very depressing effect on the whole British Columbian  market.     The cause is directly   traceable to the old  warfare between the two rival sections of the Westra-  lian market.    For the time being, the enemies of the  Whitaker-Wright group   appear to have  the   upper  hand, although their tactics have   not met with  success in regard to E&ke View's and so the}?-  endeavor  to wound their adversary  in  his  British Columbian  interests.      It   is  extremely   unfortunate   that   the  British Columbian section should thus be   entirely at  the mercy of a  clique  of manipulator's   who are  interested in a   totally  separate   portion   of the   globe,  and the conviction is borne in on us that our markets  would be in a for   more   satisfactory   position   if the  British America Corporation,   which appears now to  have degenerated into a mere share pushing agency,  ceased to exist, then the bona-fide promoting arid development companies, such as the London   and B. C.  Goldfield,   New Goldfields.   Nimrod   Syndicate   and  others would obtain proper recognition at the   hands  of discerning investors.  Ar>  TRAIL SMELTER  Following were the ore shipmenrs received at the  Trail smelter from the different shipping mines for  the week ending 'January 5th :  -���'.'Tons  Ymir...... ;-."..............  Payne ...............,........;....;....................,  Bosun ........ -.���..-...;.!............;...... .'..";������. ...........     20  Enterprise   ..'. ���'" ...................................    ���-...18.  Kaslo..:...... ...................���'..'..;-.....'.';'. V,.. ......, 9%  Sullivan.....:............:-.-..;:......;.;. .;.... ;.;;...... ; 308^  Iron Mask..... ........................ ..:...;..;;:.:...; 214  Centre Star......................................:......    2610*4  22 yk  905 %  i28}4  ^i*>  fotal  4^37K  THE BIG TUNNEL.'  Attention was called in The Economist, a couple  of weeks ago, to the fact that. a. company was applying for a charter to cut a tunnel through the mountain from Silverton to Sandon. Dealing with the  subject the Siloertotiian says :  We. have always known that some d'av this   would  be almost a necessity for the  successful   working  of  mines on Silverton Mountain.     The only wonder is  that no one has started this before.    The building  of  such  a   long   tunnel   and   the constructisn   of   the  ���necessary works in   connection with it  will   take   at  least three years, possibly   four,   and by  that time if  developments  continue  as they  have done the last  twelve months, and there seems every   likelihood  of  it, many of the  mines   will be  quite  ready for  the  tunnel.     There is no place in the Province where in  a few years a  deep  drain   tunnel   will, be so  badly  needed, where it will serve so many   mines,   where it  could be so cheaply constructed, and where it would  pay so well  It is true that the mines to be chiefly benefited are  on the Saiidon side ��� of the summit but we do not  grudge our.neighbor this advantage, as most of the  ore will eventually have to be shipped this way Although a large number of men employed in the mines  will make Sanclou their head-quarters we shall undoubtedly have the benefit of two or three concentrators, and almost certainly a smelter here. A smelter  would undoubtedly pay very well as it would have  not only the ore from the tunnel, but it would draw  most if not nil the ore from Slocan City, Ten Mile,  Denver and Three Forks being by far the nearest reduction works to the mines. The company which  is applying for the charcter  is  asking among  other  \  \i  mmmsm ggg^^  ji'y  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ��  ���^  things for power to sell electric light and water ; a  large order, but not more than it would require if it  is run on ibebroad and progressive lines which works  of this character should be run on. We hope that the  power asked for for supplying water and light will  not be allowed to lie idle, but that they will be used  as early as the circumstances will permit. Silverton  needs both electric light and a good water supply  very badly.  Ltd., $1,000,000 capital ; the Knob Hill Gold fining Co., Ltd., $1,500,000 capital; and the Grey  Eagle Gold Mining Co., Ltd., with $1,50.),000  capital. The last named was formed about a year  ago.  BE PATRIOTIC.  The new consolidated company applying for a  charter, is to be known as the Granby Consolidated  Mining, Smelting and Power Co., Ltd . and will  have a capital of $15000,000 Of this $12,500,000  will be allotted pro rata to the shareholders of he  four old companies, and $2,500,000 will remain in  the treasury. The old companies are'he Granby  Consolidated Mining and Smelting company, Ltd ,  $900,000 capital ;   the  Old  Ironsides  Mining   Co.,  Fair Canadians :  Your brothers and lovers are returning covered  with glory. The whole empire attests the credit of  their achievements. In Africa they met their cousins  ���the British tea planters���also fighting for the  cause.  Dear Cousins : You can aid the comrades of your  soldier brothers. Try Ceylon and India GREEN  teas, if you now drink Japans. Leave the rest to  your dainty palates, Salada, Monsoon, and Blue  Ribbon packets await you. ��� Colonist.  To tlie Electors of Nelson  At the request of a number of electors, I have decided to offer myself as a candidate for mayor at the  coming civic elections I have served as alderman  during two years of the four during which the city  has been conducting its own affairs, and my record  while in the council on the questions that are now  the most important issues before the people of the  city is such as will bear inspection.  I believe that the city has valuable assets in the  water and electric light systems, and while in the  council I did everything possible to safeguard these  assets ; and if elected mayor no act or vote of mine  will be in favor of allowing any outside corporate  interest to become a competitor wi h the city in the  business of electric lighting, a business in which the  city has already invested $70,000  While in the council in 1897, I voted in favor of  incorporating a fair wage clause in all contracts, and  that principle was carried out in both letter and  spit it. I. see no reason to change my views on that  question now. And I believe further, that with  competent foremen and superintendence that the  <*ity can get. as good value for the money spent by  having the great bulk of its work done by day's  labor as by the contract system,  and no good  reason  can be advanced why the city should not pay the  same rate of wages and work men the same number  of hours as prevails in private enterprises.  I am in favor of giving the business and property  interests every safeguard possible, and to that end I  believe the fire department should be made as efficient  as possible, consistent with the revenues of the   city.  Nelson should be kept in advance of its rivals, and  everything possible must be done to induce manufacturing enterprises to locate here, for it is the payrolls that build up the cities of today.  Nelson, a western city, is as orderly and law  abiding as eastern cities. This is because the people  of Nelson are tolerant. I believe that this spirit of  toleration should be continued, and I will if elected  mayor do no act to abridge or curtail the rights or  privileges of one class of our citizens merely because  another class may have different views.  The city has made a start in permanent street improvements, and I am in favor of continuing these  improvements as fast as possible,with due regard to  the revenues of the city  If elected mayor, I am in a position and will pledge  myself to devote my time to the conduct of the city's  business,  NELSON, B. C,( DEC, /5, /900  FRANK   FLETCHER  Announcement.  To tho Electors of tlio West Ward j  hi response to urgent solicitations from my  iVIpikK I hereby announce myself as a candidate for alderman In tho West. Ward, r am  In favor of a progressive oily government, and  If olootod I v ill do my Imsf, to lcoop Nelson In  nor prosont position of being tho first city in  tho I ntorlor of tho province, To that, ond I favor;  First--Tho installation ofa power plant on  Kootenay River,  flooond���Continuing tho permanent lin-  provomont of tho streets.  Third���Malting the Are department up-to-  date In ovary respect.  Fourth -Every possible onoouragomon t,  within tho means of tho elty, to industrial em  terprlsos,   Itospcotmlly,  Thomas Maddtqn.  Junuiiry<1t.h, UK) I,  Announcement,  To the Electors of tho East Ward :  ,1 Imvo boon roqnested by a number of doctors to odor myself aR a candidate, If olocted  J will do what I can to keep the water and  electric light.systems of the city thoroughly  efficient and operated at a profit, J favor tho  construction of an electric power plant, on  Kootenay Ulvor.   Respectfully,  John A, Iuvino,  January it, 1001.  Announcement.  To the liJIootorH of the East Ward;  A number of the electors of the ward have  roqnostod mo to run for alderman at tho onin*  Ing election, and 1 have consented to make  tho race,   My platform Is:  First���Keep the water and electric light sys.  terns so thoroughly efficient that thoy will  yield a good return for tho capital Invested,  Hoeowi-Tho installation of an electric power plant on Kootenay Ulvor, so that Nolson  will be In a position to offer Inducements to  Industrial enterprises,  Third���All departments of the elty should  he in charge of thoroughly practical men.  nospeetfully,       WujMam G, OiLucrr.  Nelson, IS. 0., January 1th, 11)01, 1  8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  I  I  m  THE municipal elections are now the great topic of  discussion in town, I look upon it as a wholesome sign of the times to see so many business  men witling and anxious to serve the community in  which they live and prosper, and to render this public  service wi hout any reward save the honor and glory  oi taking an official hand in furthering the interests  otthe city. Theie are a number of aspirants for aM-  ermauie honors in the field, and from the list a verv  acceptable board can be chosen The Mayor for this  year will be ex-Aid Fletcher, who will prove the  right man iiv thejright place  Now that sleighing is in order, it might be well to  .let the youngsters   know that the sidewalks   are no*  intended exclusively for their bobs       When business  brings me into certain districts in.town,   I  must con-  less to a sense of nervousness   approachiug  positive  iear.      Now and again I take the middle of the road  (or safety sake,   as the sidewalks are monopolized by  merry little coasters, who would  be better   and  safar  where they force me to be.     I pity the poor pedestria^n  who ventures on their appropriated ground       I hav-  so frequently seen these venturesome individuals com*  to grief that I dread a  similar experience.       Havin��-  become   familiar with the dreaded cry of ''Track <"  " Track !" I am ever on the look-out for broken limbs  or something worse.   Now, if one knew which side of  tne track to take so as to avoid danger,   there would  singular, and stands for Mary." "StandsforMarv!"  exclaimed the teacher in astonishment. "Yes, miss,"  responded the. lad, with a twinkle in hiseye,',4 for'if  the cow didn't stand for Mary, how could Mary milk  the cow?" My friend added that tb*lad in question  was not one of those who passed the high school examination.  His many friends in Nelson will, I am sure, be glad  to learn that Capt. Hodgins,   who   left here with the  fir^t contingent tor South Africa,   has been appointed  chief officer of construction  on the   imperial military  railways iu that country.    We heard some months ago  that the gallant captain had  received some engineering appointment,   but   exactly what   it was  was not  made known     A letter to '-his..father in Toronto gives  the particulars.      It is   probable that Capt. Hodgins  will make South Africa his home      . While we regret  to lose so worthy a citizen, we will all join in wishing  the captain every success.      Many   of the  principal  buildings in Nelson bear witness to the captain's skill  as an architect, and no doubt  the imperial   military  rail ways of .South A frica will be i m proved by his con -  nection with them.  be some consolation in obeying the Imperative  ing.  warn-  But you don't. If you step to the right you  ire as liable to have your shins barked or your legs  knocked from under you as if you slide to the left.  The youngsters are not acquainted with thi rules" of  the road, or if they are they don't observe them. It  is this fact tha: makes one naturally feel nervous. I  do like to see boys and girls enjoy themselves to the  utmost, but I like to see them reasonably considerate  for others. Of course on the level, there is not this  danger to be encountered; but in the districts to'which  1 allude the high grades are favorable to sleighing,  which is indulged in to.the grea amusement of the  youngsters and the terror of persons like myself who  have to go over the playground. .  Next Monday  the public schools re-opened after  Christmas vacation,   |The attendance was somewhat  about the same as before the holidays, and as far as I  know there will be no change in the teaching staff,  As a result of the recent examinations, there will be a  general all-round -change in the classes owing to promotions, and the unsuccessful ones last time will have  six months more to qualify for a higher grade.   Nine  of the pupils' have passed the high school  examinations, but there being no high school in Nelson, or in  the interior for that matter, these pupils will not be  able-to pursue'their studies unless they goto Victoria  or Vancouver,     I think we should-agitate for a high  school in Nelson,    If we have not the requisite number of pupils in town,  the number can he-made up in  the outlying districts.  And speaking of school examinations, a friend of  mine got off the following little story. The incident,  he says, occurred in one of'the classes in our public  school recently. The precocious boy of the class was  asked to parse the sentence, "Mary, milk the cow."  He went on accurately till he came to the last word,  when he said : <( Cow is a pronoun, feminine gender,  The recent examinations   for admission to   the-bar  of British  Columbia,   held at Victoria,   biought law  students to the capital from all over the province.  The  legal profession is evidently a" very popular, snd I suspect remunerative one iu this western part of the Dominion, judging from the number  who show anxiety  to join its ranks.       Not alone do so many of our own  bright youngjjmen aspire to the bar,   but some of the  brightest legal lights of the older provinces come here  to practice     British Columbia can now boast of some  of the best legal talent in the country.     At. the .recent  examinations I was' pleased   to note that  two of our  Nelson students passed .most  creditably���Mr. H. R.  Jorand, of Messrs   Bowes & Davis'office,  and Mr.. J.  O'Shea, of Messrs. Macdonald & Johnson's office    It  ���   is further pleasing to  note   that the former took first  place and the latter second.    Congratulations, young  . c'entlernen.  There is a story told of a  couple of ladies in.-.town  who were comparing   notes the other  night as to the  smart traits of their respective offspring.      One said  her little girl talked when she was a year old.      The  other lady admired this in a girl, but was positive that  boys developed \ he use of the tongue at even an earlier  stage.    There was her little darling, for ins'ance ; he  could say many clever things when only ten months'  old, at which date he had four ivory-white teeth, and  never cried while cutting them.    The first utterances  of the children were being discussed,   to the intense  annoyance  of an   irritable  old bachelor    trying   to  have a quiet read in an adjoining room.     At last he"  could stand it no longer : the smart sayings attributed  to the infantile wonders were too much for him.    "Oh  that's nothing," he chimed in,  "Why I read in the  Bible that Job cursed the day he waa born."      That  settled it, and the ladies adjourned,  One who has been collecting statistics on the  subject, states that women have been growing taller  during the past ten yeats, A girl scarcely out of her  teens shoots up five feet five inches in height without  attracting attention, because all the other girls carry  their heads from five feet three to five feet eight above  ground, Twenty-five years ago few women measured  more than four feet: six or eight ; a five-footer of the  fair sex was a curiosity, and more than that abnormal,  whereas now a woman five feet ir inches does not  strike one as unusually tall, While this interesting  growth in stature may by some be  attributed to  the  SSaBffiBaSISSra  iffilSSSSSI  mmmmmmmammmmm Tf|r���M��"r������01-"  &*sfimmxm  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  9  outdoor life and athletic exercises of the modern girl,  it is to be observed that a similar increase in stature  is to be seen in women of the religious orders, who  do not indulge in outdoor games. None of the nuns  are undersized. In fact, a very short woman is a  great rarity  Rev. Dr. Wright, of Portage la Prairie, is, I believe,'  likely to get the call to the Presbyterian Church of  Nelson. The Rev. Robert Frew\ pastor of the congregation, has been given a year's leave of absence  owing to continued ill-health, and the Presbyterians  are on the look-out for some ��>ne to take his place.  Dr. Wright hasoccupied the pulpit of St. Paul's on a  few occasions, and the people are anxious to have him  here. The doctor is willing to serve, so that'all that  is necessary is the sanction of the board, and this has  been applied for.  I observe that my old friend W. A. Galliher. ; V.  was banquetted at Kamloops last week, aud that they  had a very pleasant time. There was a great turnout to gree the newly-elected member. Such a scene  is new in the Inland Capital, where political feeling  runs high, after an election as well as before.  It is reported that Chris. Foley, the defeated Labor  candidate at the recent Dominion election, has been  appointed on the Chinese Commission, with R. C.  Clute of Toronto, and D. J. Mann of New Westminster. Such an appointment ought to be popular, as it  insures that the Labor interests will be well looked  after. It is expected that the commission will start on  its work at once, and thoroughly probe the Chinese  question, which has been a vexed one in this Province  for many years.  - The rink is a busy spot these days. Curlers seem  to be very enthusiastic this season, and already some  very exciting matches have taken place. A couple  of rinks from Rossland are expected over to-day, I  understand, when some good play may be looked for.  Then there is the great carnival to-night in aid of the  library fund. What a big crowd there will be 'then*,  and what sport ! V v  Rev. Robert Frew is to be presented with an address by the Knights of Pythias to-night and will also  be banquetted. . I understand he is to leave tomorrow  for Kamloops, and we all hope to hear from him early  and often, and wish him a speedy and complete recovery of health.  A portrait of possibly the oldest woman in Canada  is to be seen at the Palm Restaurant. It is that of  Mrs. Mills, of Per h, Out, who celebiated her 116th  birthday in October last. Mrs. Mills is grandmother  of Mrs W. G. Brown of this city, and issaidto enjoy  excellent health  From the annual repot t of Chief of Police Jarvis it  appears that there were 315 cases brought before the  Police Magistrate of Nelson during the past year, be-  ing 82 in excess ol the previous twelve months    The  police court  fines  totalled  $3248,25, an  increase of  $891 45 as compared with those of. 1899,    In looking  over the list, I find that there were five cases of burglary, 20 thefts, and 29 assault cases : but; then, there  were 53 vagrants dealt with,     The chief says "Little  or no crime was committed by the citizens of Nelson,  the offenders being  ex-jail  birds  or bad characters  drifting into the city,   There were 131 cases of drunkenness disposed of, and arising out: of these were 19  assaults,     Only a few law-breakers have escaped the  vigilance of the police, which I consider very creditable to the force, seeing that it consists only of the  the chief, two patrolmen and.occasionally the help of  a special constable There is,no city on the continent  where law and order is better preserved.  Mr. Edmund Barton, who has accepted the duty  of forming the first ministry for the new commonwealth of Australia, is a native of Sydney, New  South Wales He is in his fifty-second year and is a  lawyer of standing. He has been speaker of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales, attorney-  general in two governments, and leader of the Opposition. But his chief claim to the distinction thrust  upon him is the prominent part he has taken in bringing about the confederation of the Australian colonies.  He was a member of the Federal Convention held in  Sydney in 1891, also of the conventions of 1897-98.  It iseminently fitting that one who has taken so prominent a part in the work of uniting the colonies as  he has, should be the first premier of United Australia P. G.  BOUNDARY.  The following are the shipments for the year 1900.  PHOENIX CAMP. Tons.  Old Ironsides-Victoria-Knob hill group..     68,820  Dominion Copper company   Gold Drop ..;.   Snowshoe   WELLINGTON CAMP.  Brandon and Golden Crown   Winnipeg   Atheistan -   J50  .30  150  white's camp.  City of Taris group,  SUMMIT CAMP.  B. C   Oro Denero.  brown's camp.  Golden Eagle ,  Humining Bird.........".............  LONG LAKE CAMP.  Jewel.  ............  PROVIDENCE CAMP.  Gold Bug...   SKYLARK CAMP.  Last Chance   HARDY MOUNTAIN.  Yankee Girl   DEADWOOD CAMP.  Buckhorn ..,.,  (i  Sunset ..,,.; ,(<#  t>  Mother Lode (local),.,,., .,....,.   Mother Lode (outside),,, (i<>  A OI tl J ��� ��� . iii,��,  .,,��.,  2,500  1,200  2,030  18,718  60  165  450  260  33  45  70  *7  52  5.300  250  roi,375  LET'S TALK IT OVER.  Fair Canadians ;  The policy of our newly-elected rulers in   favor of  trade with ��he empire.    Your patriotism approves of  it     But setting that aside, I appeal to your dainty  taste and ground my   faith on   QUALITY.    If you'  try Ceylon and India  machine-made GREEN  teas  you will miss something.    What 1    The  impurities  imparted to Japan and China greens by the FILTHY  METHODS   OF   HAND-ROLLING      Think   of  this.    Blue Ribbon,   Monsoon  and  vSalada   packets  are on sale. Colonlat. Utmpfc wnW'Hfc/w~��  10  A Cool Scoundrel  i  I'd!  I  l.ff  MY profession isn't a popular one. There is considerable prejudice against it. I don't myself think it's much worse than a good many  others. However, that's nothing to do with my  story. Some years ago me and the gentleman who  was at that time connected with me in business���he's  met with reverses since then and at present isn't able  to go out���was looking around for a job, being at  that time rather hard up, as you might say. W7e  struck a small country town���I ain't going to give it  away by telling where it was or what the name of it  was. There was one bank there. The president  WPS a rich old duffer ; owned the mills, owned ihe  bank, owned mos; of the own. There wasn't no  other officer but the cashier, and thev had a bov.  who used to sweep out and run of errands.  The bank was on the main street, pretty well up  one end of it���nice, snug place on the corner of a  cross stree , with nothing very near it. We took  our observations and found there wasn't no trouble  at all about it. There was.an old wa'chman that  walked up and down the street nights, when he didn't  fall asleep and forget it. The vault had two doors  The outside one was chilled iron and had a three  wheel combination lock The inner door was no  door at all ; you could kick it open. It didn't pretend  to he nothing but fireproof, and it wasn't even that.  The first thing we done, of course, was to fit-'a'key. to;  the outside door. ,  This was our plan. After the key was fitted I was  to go into the batik, and Jim���that w7asn't his name,  of course, but let it pass���-was to   keep watch on  the  outside. When any one passed, he was to tip me a  whistle, and then I doused the glim and lay low.  After they go by I goes on again. Simple and  easy, you see. Well, the night we selected the  president happened to be out of town ; gone down to  the city, as he often did. I got inside all right  with a slide lantern, a breast drill, a small steel  jimmy, a bunch of skeleton keys and a green baize  bag to stow the swag. I fixed my light and rigged  my breast drill and got to work on the door right  over the lock.  Probably a great many ot your readers is not so  well posted as me about bank locks, and I must say  for themthat a three wheel combination lock has  three wheels in it and a slot in each wheel. In order  to unlock the door you have to get the three slots opposite to each other at the top of the lock. Of course if  you know the number the lock is set on you can do this,  but if you don't you have to depend on your ingenuity  There is in each of these wheels a small hole, through  which you put a wire through the back of the lock  when you change the combination. Now, if you  can bore a hole through the door and pick up those  wheels by running a wire through those holes, why,  you can open the door. I hope I make myself clear.  I was boring that hole. The door was chilled iron,  about the neatest suff I ever worked on; I went on  steady enough ; only stopped when Jim���which, as  I said, wasn't his real name���whistled outside, and  the watchman toddled by. By and by, when I'd got  pretty near through, I heard Jim���so to speak���  whistle again.      I stopped,  and  pretty soon I  heard  1  h  ��  I  l  5:  II  SI  u  ���W&%/&%^'%^S%^��/%'%'&%^>^r^/Q/&/%>^^/&'%^)/^&& "^/f  Were such bargains offered to the people  of Nelson as those which will he found  at  the store of J. J. Walker, the Jeweler  *  Diamonds, Watches, Jewelery, Manicure Sets, Clocks, Lamps.  Silver-plated and Cut Glassware in all the latest designs.  Watch Repairing a Specialty . . . Engraving Free . . .  All Work Guaranteed     .     .       .      Call and be Convinced.  ��� ���a  OPEN  EVENINGS  THE JEWELER  BAKER  STREET   *  ���*%/  mm  ��>����MilJIB��m��t��ftBB  mwaMMBMIMM^ iMiii;illlljliiiiil|lia  ii iiViitlfiiir-rtf ���'���'���-���!> -r - -"111 f1'1 " ���-*,,'���'J-*������^���^----���-���^���i^vj^i.^.i.t^fflv 11 "i mrf  v��i n-iTiTiTi  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  11  footsteps outside, and I'm blowed if they didn't come  right up the bank steps, and I heard a key in the  lock. I was so dumfounded when I heard tbit that  you could have slipped the bracelets right on me. I  picked up my lantern, and I'll be hanged if I didn't  let the slide slip down and throw the light on to the  door, and there was the president Instead of calling  for help, as I supposed he would, he took a step inside the door and shaded his eyes with his hand and  looked at me. I knowed I ought to knock him  down and cut out, but I'm blest if I could I was that  surprised.  _" Who are you ?" says he  ' Who are you ?" says I, thinking that was an  innocent remark as he commenced it and a-trying all  the time to collect myself.  41 I'm the president of the bank," says he,  short ;   " something the matter with the lock  By George, the idea came to me then !  "Yes, sir." says I, touching my cap.  Jennings, he telegraphed this morning as..the lock  was out of order and he couldn't get in, and, I'm  come on to open it lor him."  41 I told Jennings a week ago," says he, ''that he  ought to get the lock fixed.      Where is he?"  "He's been a writing letters, and he's gone up to  his house to get another letter he wanted for to  answer."  "Well, why don't you go right on ?"   says he.  " I've got almost through," says I, u and I didn't  want to finish up and open the vault till there was  somebody here "  41 That's very credi able to you," says he, "a  proper sentiment, my man. You can't, "be goes  on, coming round by the door, 'be too particular  about avoiding the very suspicion of evil."  ''No, sir," says I kinder modest like.  kinder  "Mr.  44 What do you suppose is the matter with the  lock ?" says he  k< I don't rightly know yet," says I," "but I rather  think it's a little on account of not being oiled enough.  These 'ere locks ought to be oiled once a year."  ** Well," says he, '' you might as well go right on,  now I'm here. I will stay till Jennings comes.  Can't I help you���hold your lantern, or something  of that sort ?"  The thought came to me like a flash, and I turned  around and says :  " How do I know you're the president? I ain't  ever seen you afore, and you be a trying to crack  this bank for all I know "  *4 That's a very proper inquiry, my man," says he,  41 and shows a most remarkable degree of discretion.  I confess that I should not have thought of the position in which I was placing you However, I can  easily convince you that it's all right. Do you know  what the president's name is ?'  " No, I don't.',! says I, sorter, surly. " Well,  you'll find it.on that bill," said he, taking a bill out  of bis pocket. 'And you see the same name on  these letters." and he took some letters from his coat.  I suppose I ought to have gone right on then, but  I vvas beginning to feel interested in making him  piove who he was. so I says ::-..'..  " You mieht have got them letters to put up a job  on me."  4 You're a very honest man," says he, \* one among  a thousand.    Don't think I'm at all offended at vour  ..... .... ... ^ .  persistence. No my good fellow, I like it, I like it,",  and-he liid his hand on ray shoulder. ''Mow, here,"  says he, talking a bundle out of his pocket,"is a  packet of $10,000 in bonds. A burglar wouldn't be  apt to carry these around with him, would he ? I  bought them   in   the ci'.y  yesterday,   and I  stopped  ^WVv  Holiday  Novelties  Arriving Daily  The new Straight  Front Corset. We  have them.  Merchandise has its place in the preparations for the Xmas season.  The attractiveness of the goods to be found in all our departments  will make brisk selling for the next three weeks   .   . ���'.   .    .   .   .    .  .T��rurwwrimi*i;iiM��i����.n���� f��l  Christmas Dolls  Our new line of dolls is now on display.  While the quality is of the highest, the price is  so modestly low that you will be surprised at  the size of the doll you can get for a dollar or  two. Jointed dolls, kid-bodied dolls, new  French-shape dolls, blonde dolls, brunette  dolls, 9 to 27 inches; 35c to $8.50.  Silk Waists  Nothing but the finest taffeta, liberty sa'ins  and liberty silks, from $3.50 to $15.  Furs  The great demand for furs this season was  recognized by us very early-���in time to make  selections when they were at their best, Whatever there is for ladies.to wear, made of fur,  will be found in this department at very low  prices.  Handkerchiefs  You lose unost of your handkerchiefs, 1 he  laundries wear out the rest, and your handkerchief case neeis constant filling. We have  them from 5c to $7.50 each.  WinterGlovesand Mittens  \\\ great variety. The very latest style in  gloves is 'he suede, castor and mocha. These  gloves are nice for cold weather, as they are  much warmer than dressed kid We carry  these lines in black, mole, tans and greys;  $1.25 to $2.  Eiderdown Comforts  The cold snap which we have just experienced suggests what we may expect when  the winter sets in in earnest, so get your comforts now and be ready.    Prices, $r.50 to $25,  So e Agents for  Butterick Patterns  rvine  Co.  Special care taken  in filling all mail  orders  *A*AMSA>*t*AA^<t^^ 3 I  '���iMtt-rK7��c*^Tiit*r-'��T**,^����srr-^'��W*^ *.-u��-WiK*i;T--=���  C Kf ,B9"*�� '.V (UNMA^ '_3".'�� iW��TM�� r��n ���rJTP'i .11  <3  12  THE NELSON  ECONOM1 ST  \  ir  it  JK "��  i i?  Hi  SP-  IP a  I  life'  m  m  here tonight" on my-way home to-place them in the  vault, and Imay add thai your simple and manly  honestv has so touched me that I would willinplv  leave t h em i n yo u r h a u d s for sa f e keeping. Yo u  needn't biush at my praise."  1 suppose I did turn   sorter red -.when I   see .them  ��� bonds.  ''Are you satisfied now ?'' says he.  I told him I.was, thoroughl/, and  so I   was       So  l picked up my drill again'and gave him   the lantern  to hold, so that. I could see the door.      I   heard Jim,  as I cail him,  outside   once   or twice,   and I   like   to  have burst out laughing,   thinking how...he. must ,be  wondering what   was   going   on   inside.      I .worked  away and kept explaining, to him what   I was   a-try-  ing. to do. Fie was very much.interested iu inachauics,  he said, and he knowed as I was a man as was up in  my business by the way I went to work.      He asked  ine about What wages I got and 'how.I-liked my business and said he.took quite a fancy to me.     I turned  round once .in awhile and looked/at him a-��ettiiiir up  there as solemn-as a. bile.dow.l-, with iiiy dark lantern  in his hand, and I'm blamed ifi didn't think i should  have to holler right out, .  I got through the lock pretty sOon   and put in my  wire and opened it.      Then he took hold of the door -  and. opened the vault. ' ....  " I'll put mv bonds in," says-he, " and go home.  You can lock up.and wait.till Mr. Jennings comes. I  don't suppose you will try to fix the lock tonight.".  I told him I shouldn't do anything more with it  now, as .we could   get in   before' morning..    "Well,"  I'll bid you   good   night,   my   man/'  says   he, as  I  ���'swung the door to again.  Just then I heard Jim, by name* whistle, and I  guessed the watchman was a-coming up the street.  "Ah," says I, "you might speak to the watchman, if you see him, and tell him to keep an- extra  lookout tonight "    .   ..   r  "I will," says lie, and we both went to the- front  door.  " Tliere comes tlie watchmaiiud the  street,"   savs  he.   " Watchman,   this   man   has   been fixing  the  bank lock, and I want you to  keep a  sharp  lookout  tonight.      He will stay here until Mr.   Jennings   re-  ' turns."  I saw Jim, so called, in the shadow on the other  side of the street,o as I stood on the step with- the  watchman.  ''Well," says I to the watchman, "I'll go and  pick up my tools and get ready to go. "  I went back into the bank, and it didn't take long  to throw the door open and stuff them bonds into the  bag. There vyas some boxes lying around and a  safe as I. should rather have' liked to have tackled,  but....it seemed like tempting'-Providence after the  luck we'd had. I looked at my watch and see it  was just a quarter past 12. There was an express  went through at half past 12. ; I tucked my tools in  the bag .on the top of the bonds and walked out to  the front door.      The watchman was on the steps.  " I don't'believe I'll wait for Mr. Jennings," savs  I. " I suppose it will be all right if I give vou his  key." l"  T  v   i /  I-  I  RgipaMpI ftIIn  Boot and 'Shoes M"ade bo Ordei. Invisible Patches a Specialty. Only  Union Men KnipLoyed. My sioek ofiirio rbadv-rnade work lowest priced  hi the city.   First door west- of B.mk of British Columbia, BAKER ST  rnWlm n  lllLOUm Ii! U  I  SVJotice to Delinpuent Co-Owner.  To Hi ram S. Sweet, or to any person or persons to whom he may have t-vansrerred his  inleivslin theMontana,mineral claim situated about three miles .-.north from Ores-  con, and recorded in the Recorder's Office for  the Goat River Mining Division :    '  Von are hereby notified that we have expended four hundred dolliu-s in labour and  improvements in order to hold said mineral  claim under the provisions .of the-Mineral  Act, and if-within ninety clays from the date  of this notice you fail or refuse to contribute  your -proportion of shell expenditure tog-ether,  with all cost of advertising, your interest in  said 'claim will become the property of the  subscribers, under section -| of an Act entitled  an Act toamend the Mineral At, 1900.  Dated* t his 81st day of December, J000.  John F Wilson.  .   ,1]3Nnj:k.E.Mpaui.jhnw,  .Ian 2-1 By her attorney in fact  Wamuel Lovatt  '.  THISTLE MINERAL CLAIM.  -��� i".  fcttuate In the Nelson Mining Division of  SVest Kootenay District. Where located--"  On Mint Slope of Morning Mountain, near  Give-Out Greek.  Take notice that I,.). H, Bowes, as agent for  the Hull Mines, Limited (Foreign), Free  Miner's Oertlllcate No, JiMIMHT), intend, sixty  days Ironi the dale hereof, to apply to the  Mining Kecordcr for a Certificate of Improve-  monts, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of Ihenboye claim.  And further lake notice that, action, under  section H7, must be 'commenced   before tho  Issuance ofsnch Certificate of improvements.  Dated Mils 'M\\ day of October, 1000.  ,r. ii. nowws,  LOS ANGBLRS  Mini  ining  eview  The Great Mining Journal of  the Great Southwest,  i6 PaffOHi with Heavy Cover Every Week  LOWEST PRICED  Mining Journal on the  Pad lie- Const,  Hubscrlptl >iih92 a Year.  Blngle Copies B Cents,  Bend for  SAMPLE COPY���FREE  110-112 NJ3roadway, Loh Angolos, Oal.  SPl^l Ii 2��    ^�� Carry in   Stock a  Full  Line of  Assayers' and Crjerntsis Supplies  C3!  B.  C.  AGENTS  FOR  cuy co.' ..��� :w.m  ��� W.BRAUN&GO.  N  h  POCKETTW  n  Hi  M>  w ��     H (9  BflOTHER  JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS-  FINE WATCHES  A SPECIALTY  , B. C.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS,  Montana Mlnom.1 CMalin, ultuateln the Goat  Mining Division of West Kootenny 1>i��-  trlet,  Where loeated: About three ml Ion north  from OoHton.  Tnlce nodloo that T, Arfliur 13, Harwell,  of NoIhoii; netln^v iw invent for John F,  Wilson, UYpo Minor's CJerfl(lenfe No, B 8M,5tr>,  an to llve-el^hthH,and Jennie E HjMinldlmr.  No, M 1.1(1,(11)2, oh to l-hroo-olffhths uinllvldecl In-  tereHlH, Intend, Hlxty (liiyH from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining Honor-dor for  rortineatool Improvomonl.R, for the purpose  of ohtnlnlnga Crown CI ran I. of the above  olalm,  And further (nice notice thai, tuition, under  woetlon !I7, must be oommoneod before the  ISHim-noo ofHiteh Oerfltlente of TjuprovenientH,  Dated thls2,lth day of December, llioo,  1M-01 A. S. IJUjiwiciJi,  y Butcher lo  Wholesale and Rcta!  Den lors I n  Camps supplied on shortes  notice and lowest prices.  Mail orders receive careful  attention.  Nothing but fresh and  wholesome meats and supplies  kept in stock,   anager  %MtM  $0  iV  mmmmamm  amta ��ttSJI  WB  r^.  ,,-..���-���,  v,..,,,-^.--.,.^.^:^^^^  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  13  "That's ^11 right," says the watchman. I  wouldn't go away very far from the bank,'' says'I.  " No, I won't says he *���' I'll stay right about here  all nights  "Good, night," '-says I, and I shook hands with him,  and me and Jim-which wasn't his right name, you  understand���took the 12:30 express, and the best  part of that job. was we never heard nothing of it.  It never got into the papers.  MIGHT HAVE BEEN KING.  How many people know that there is still living a  peer of the realm who, had he been born three davs  earlier, would at this moment been the King of England?  There is -.nothing  more  romatic in the   history   of  the   throne  of England,    going   back  more than   a  thousand years, than the story  of how this mighty  sceptre was   placed  in the  hands  of the  girl-Queen  who now reigns over one-quarter of the human race.  Had the Queen been born four days later the  Victoria Era would never have dawned, and the Duke  of Cumberland, who is still entitled to sit in the  House of Lords, would have been reigning in England  -<s George V.  The Duke-is a grea1-grandson of George III., and,  therefore, cousin  of the   Oueen.      His   father,   who  lies buried at Windsor, was the late King George V  of Hanover, grandson of George III.,  and was   born  on May 27, 1819     Three days before Queen Victoria  had been born, and, being the eldest in the line of  succession, she was destined for the throne which  her boy cousin had missed by three days, It is interesting to reflect on what might have happened if  the Queen had been born a week later. She would  have doubtless been one of the many Royalties of  whom history knows nothing more than that they  were born, and in the fulness of time buried in the  family vault.  The Duke would have ascended the throne as  George V , and as he died on June 12th, 1878, there  would have been no Diamond Jubilee and no lonoest  reign. The present Duke Ernest of. Cumberland,  would have succeeded his father, and would now have  reigned exactly twenty-one years. As is is, the Duke  has not set foot in England since the'death of his  _father. He is in his fifty-fourth year, and is married  to a sis'er of the Princess of Wales and the Czarina  of Russia.  Jt was Duke Ernest, who lost the throne by three  days, who created a great sensation at the time of the  Queen's accession by threatening her majesty with a  law-suit. The Queen had worn at her coronation  some of the famous Cumberland jewels, which the  Duke claimed as direct male heir. Her Majesty cl^ung  to the jewels, which had been handed ;to her on her  succession, but eventually the precious gems were  given up, and they are now worn by the proud wife of  Duke Ernest. They are but poor compensations, however, for (he loss of a throne  Wadds Bros.,  Vancouver.and  Nelson  ...Near...  lJhair Hotel  VICTORIA ST., NELSON  THORNE MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division of  West Kootenay District. Where located���  On East Slope of Morning Mountain, near  Give-Out Creek.  rake notice that I, J/I-J. Bowes, as agent for  the Hall Mines,.-Limited (Foreign), Free  Miner's Certifiedtc No. 1*30,605, 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  ���eetlon 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of-Improvement 8.  Dated this 25in day of October, 11)00,  J, II. BOWUB.  A. L PERRIER  NATIONAL EMBLEM MINERAL CLAIM.  situate in the Nelson Mining Division of-West  Kootenay District. Where located-On East  Slepe of Morning Mountain, near Give-Out  Orook.  Take notice that I, .MI. Howes, u* agont for  tho Hall Mines, Limited (Foi-elgn), Kree  Miner's Certificate} No. jn8H,��lir>. intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Itecordcr for a.Certificate of Improve-  memts, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  ttpaiid of tho above claim,  And further take notice that action, under  action H7, must he  commenced before the  Msuaneoofsucli CorM finale of Improvements,  Dated thls'2M,h day of October, 11100,  J.JL.BO W US,_  HORSESHOE MrNERALCL^iM.  HI twite in the Nelson MlnlngDIvlslon of West  Kootenay District. Where loeated ������ On I.Oast  Nlopo of Morning Mountain, near Wive-Out  Creek,  Take notice that r, ,1, II, Howes, as agent for  the Mall Mines, Limited (liNirolnin, Free  Miner's Certificate No, 'jiWMIflfi, Intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mflning Uoenrder Cora Certificate of Improvements, for ulio purpose of obtaining a Crown  flmrit of tho above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section N7, must be  convmeneed before the  iMimnoe of such CertUlcnte ofImrwwaiiieul.H,  Dated Mils 25th day of October, lilOl).  ���  J, II, BOW TON.  LEAVE ORDERS AT  VANSTON'ES   DRUG STORE  H.STEVENS  Ttssaeasairur  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Campsv Glen Mineral Claim,situate in the  District. "g Division of ^-st Kootenaj  Where located:   On Morning Mountain  Take notice that I, John McLatchie, P.LS  ot the  City of Nelson, acting as a��'ent ��>v  cate No. E 36,386, intend, sixty days from tho  date hereof, toapply to the Mining Recorder  ror a Oertilicate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Gran t of the abovv  claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements  Dated this 1st day of .Nevember, JUUO.  John McLatchie.'  J   V)/HEN YOU  BUY  1  *  O'Kell & Morris'  I DRESE RVES  ,    .    .    .    Gentlemen's Fine Suits  .��� A Specialty  CHAS. P. MoROSTIE  ��� ,  TcMcher of  ELOCUTION  Including Vocal Train I iw, I'liyslenl  Articulation and (leslure, Trial  Krcc.  I'llllUI'e,  Tuition  283 Latimer St , or P. 0. Box 96  you ��et wlmt are pure llritlMh Columbia fruit and snftar, mii��1 your  money Is left nt home,  O'KELL & MORRIS'  fruit  Preserver  are Absolutely tfdte  {    PUREST AND BEST atjtUtCTjjj^iOpJa imKl nSf.^*ig*-  -Si'  '  14  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  I  m  l!  m  Is  ml  111  I  I-  2M  Another trifle which might easily have prevented  the accession of the Queen���and, indeed, the accession of the House ot Hanover -oecured in1701,  when the succession of the Blectress Sophia of Hanover and her decendents was deermined by the Committee of the House of Commons. The Act of Settlement aimised little enthusiasm, and there was rarely  an attendance of more than fifty members in the House  The name of the intended heir was proposed by'a  member ol very little weight in Parliament, who was  regarded as an eccentric, and died mad a few years  later  i his lack of interest in the proceedings came within an ace of depriving George. I. of his hrone The  resolution was put on the *i'4th of May, 1701, and.'  though the figures cannot be accurately craced. there is  good reason to believe that it was passed by a single  vote at a latejionr of the night.  Two stories are told showing on what a trifle this  momentous change depended. According to one,  Sir Arthur Owen, the baronet who gave the deciding  vote, was only able to vote by traveling, as iasi as  n u merous relays of horses e mid carry hi m from Wales,  a id the other version is that Sir Arthur Owen was talking with Mr Griffith Rice in the lobby, when an opponent of the Bill rushed up to rally his friends, to prevent the Government passing the Bill through 'by a  snatch vote. Mistaking the views of the two members  i;i the fobV/, he'M-hd the a if the nick of time, and  they cast the votes for the proposal Had the ".mem be  kept his seat, the story runs Sir Arthur Owen and  Mr. Rice would have been unable to vote, and the  Act of Settlement would never have been passed  There  have   been   Kings  ok England   who   have  pawned their crowns to pay their debts ; and an  early English Queen is said to have begged in the  streets for bread ; but none of these things surpass  in romatic interest the story of Richard Cromwell,  who occupied the throne of England for seven months,  and stepped down from it to go into voluntary exile  for twenty years.  When Queen Anne was engaged in some State  ceremony iu 1710; surrounded by a host or courtiers,  some attention was attracted by a plainly-dressed  old man who had mingled with the gaily-dressed  throng. Thinking the impressions of a simple countryman would be interesting, a gentleman asked the  old man if he had ever before   beheld such a   pageant.  ''Never, since I sat in her chair," said the rustic,  pointing to the Queen.      It wa&  Richard Cromwell.  The man who had been for seven brief months,  master of the palaces of Whitehall and Hampton  Court, to whom Parliament had voted ^"10,000 a  year, was then living in lodgings at Cbeshunt at  10s. a week.  R. R. Dougan, Nelson, has given a $16,000 option  on a couple of promising For 3^-nine claims to local  parties. It is expected that there will be great activity on the creek as soon as the season opens.  H. E T. Haultain has resigned the management of  the Vellowscone mine '  It is reported that the new land registry office "at  Nelson will soon be opened for business. Mr. Mc-  Leod, late of Messrs. Galliher & Wilson' w law office,  will have charge. '  ,>y.t :s'^j>a  iSS'  mMMSM  ANO  SOU LINE  FIRST-CUSS SLEEPERS  On All Trains from  ' " "��� REVELSTOKE- AKB _ LAHOIMG"  ���ALSO���  TOURIST    CARS  ��us*hitf   Dunmn'o   Junction   Dally  for '  Paul, SnMi-'hiyK   for   .Montmil and  Boston  Siouetays and Thursdays for Toronto,  damo cars pass LiovolHtokooiiu day oarWer.  A POINTER  l<'or your Ens torn trip  is to  SEE THAT YOUR TICKET READS VII CANADIAN PACIFIC  TRAINS AND STEAMERS  ���kvaut 'I    Sloinnor for Kooiumiy Liuullntf.  fiOO      >nnd  KnHiorn   points,  via   Crow's  daily   j Nost routo,  H 00 I Train for Holland, flrand Forks,  nx, ��ujf, I Gmomvood, Midway, old,  0.00 ) Train for Mlomn City, Blounn  ���x h 1 risr, I points, iiud Sandon,  1(100 j HboamiT for Kaslo and lntormo-  nx, aux. \ dlato points,  iuin ) Tmln for Rowland, Nnlcusp,  ���..JrL > HovolHtokr, Muliii) Lino and Pa.  r>klhY   SvM\o Constpoints.  Tor tlmo-lriblofl, ration una tun Information  ��oi 11 on or address iu��aroHl, local iiftoni, or  H. W, "Dnww, Dopot Apfont, j m0imo11 i> a  It. h, Mbomtn, City Agent,   j wolso���� ��������"���  C. J. Coyle,  A, G. P. Agouti Vancouver, B, 0,  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL  HEAD OFFICE:    NELSON, B.C.  BRANCHES AT  $ HOSSLAND TRAIL NELSON  J  NDON  THREE FORKS  KASLO  SLOCAN CITY  >%��  Doors, Sashes and Turned Work  Brackets and Office Fittings  Satisfaction Guaranteed-   Prices Reasonable  NOW IS TFTE TIME  W FALL ANO WINTER SUITS  lip    MANAGER FOR E, SKINNER,  '"^P Announces Large Importations of  Scotch and Irish SERGES, TWEEDS, WORSTEDS AND  TROUSERINGS,  THE OLD STAND, BAKER STREET  S'V  V  / *���'  (W  mammmssmamm

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