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 1,   _  -H.   -  'XV  Itf^j^'  rJ hit ���- -������������"-���  VOL. VI.  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1903  NO. 25  ESTABLISHED T890  ??     .ESIAJ3USHE DM890  ^ OB  ���  ^AjyzAiy..^ -rmg  ft.  The. large-1 stock in the counry of Diamonds, Jewellery, Watches, Sterling Silver.  Siverplate, Manicure Sets, B.rronzes ot ail  kinds. American Cut Glass, Fancy Clocks.  Goods that are too numerous to mention. I  invite you all.     We   will  serve you as before.  Come early.  *   ��� ��� i=i  Silverware Styles  aie constantly changing. Some dealers are  always behind in their selections. Others buy  undesirable and out-of-date patterns, because  they can be bought at their own price. They  will try to make you think they are the correct thing, Such goods are never cheap, except in price. Lei, us show you our line of  Meriden ware. Our word for it���the patterns  are the latest, 'he quality the best, and price  we will make you will be ihe lowest consistent  with the best that is made in plate.  ���  ���  X  ���t  ���  r.��v  ���   __ ._________________________________t____________________________i^____^ -^  * ��� -"��� ��� ^AA %���*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  .������**��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*���������������������������������������������������������������^ --- z:zazjzz=zzzaz-- ~----  *  <��������^��������������������<  ��  MM  There is no better time. Come in and see what a whole outfit costs  --not much���and it's the concentrated essence of fun. You don't know  what real pleasure is, unless you've worked a camera and put into lasting form the beauties that you are seeing wherever you go. We have  a large stock of Plate Cameras, 1902 pattern, '.hat we are selling at and  below cost.    A complete line of Photographic Supplies of all kinds.  DOO  WARD AND  BAKER STREETS,   NELSON  t ���. ^^^������ft^^����^ffl��^*'*^^^��>��*��(,��<*��J,t*,'  -^*-^--r~~-T^^  WH**  "1:  .p,to!Ji*��m*i1rv\<f**r:t' "' V1" [".""i  w��*S!*H*��*wwW'1^'  ^mf(��t^^^|^��^Mf f ��**��V*t^f- ";t��y����-  ,rf(M*^I*^(w<^H('��^f��^iA^l��HMI:^st^'w^W*,<R!^..*W.r��.  -a7i{y ��.r " a,  (f    ���  "!'  ff     l�� Special Quotations for  Camps and Mines  Special Values in  Canned Goods and Butter  Large Stock of Assorted Fresh  Groceries Always on Hand  All Orders  Promptly Filled  Red Front Grocery, IBs ker Street, Nolson, b. O.  i.  Call on us and see the fine quality of our Christmas Cakes,:  and you will find also a fine assortment of Candies and  Christmas Goods for Children.  9  Josephine Strei  i  ���u  lit        ���>l  .-.���"'  ^-^  $6.75 PER TON,  DELIVERED  All orders must be accompanied by cash and should be forwarded  either personally or by mail to the office of  Ma  ,���(  7-  . P. TIERNEY, GENERAL AGENT,/   r  rs  mi  l  I  JI  5  m jf?1  b'i  cm  l/fpp  ��  r��  Boots and Shoes made to order. Invisible Patching  a Specialty. Only Union Men Employed. My stock  of fine ready-made work lowest priced in the city.  GENERAL BROKER  One seven-roomed house nnd  one three-room house  for rent.  *l!     H\r,HK^H.,^  Three dwelling houses for sale on easy terms.  One Lot on Stanley street, opposite Royal  Hotel for sale at a bargain.  H *JhW#J|*i#|||'*t*.  T*��*r*��#i  I.EELAMDS' OLD STAND, BAKER ST  ,i I . i I. ft .  1  ll     I . ll , i' , i        I. r'i IA , h 'I i  ee mmw  A  /A,,  llff  fl  ,&*^,n^*.^��i>'**.*&*.**i^*t*,*^n1tol*if*i*IMW'fM>^*,f***����-,l   H.H-   "    r.  I   > 1  I H^��������� , - s\-  -���.���.. ��.     ������f-"*"^miiiniwii _- -  ____HTStlr���     )'.  ���".?���.''* *i^a, K  3e?ar y):-���''  I.�� ���  1 >'  r/  $;  Li  I A,:  ���V'  h���':  ���i'  i  N1  'So  &'������  If!��  \>-7.  ��iAJ,''  ;a,M'  i!Zi/'   i  Hi)       ��<l       I I  *5  VOL. VI.  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1903.  NO. 25  THE NELSON ECONOMIST is issued  "every Saturday. 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 INTERESTS OF readers  WILL BE CAREFULLY GUARDED AGAINST  IRRESPONSIBLE PERSONS AND WORTHLESS  ARTICLES.  EDITORIAL COMMENT.  AFTER   nearly sixty years the question of  j\  free trade oi* protection is again becom  ing a living issue in Britain. Let it be remem  bered that the great DTsraeli, while he bowed  to   the verdict of  an   overwhelming majority,  recorded his protest against tbe sacrifice of the  English farmer.  The glowing prophesies of the fr^e trade  advocates have failed of fulfillment more signally than any other political prophesies'of  the century. According to them, a few years  would see a prosperous and contented Britain,  a shining example to all other peoples of the  earth who would hasten by the same path to  the same goal; there would then be a world of  peace, prosperity and happiness.  What has been the result?     Britain is still  flrst in spite of free trade, but protection of the  most, rigorous type   has created  two very formidable  rivals   in Germany  and the   United  States.'    Agriculture in Britain has certainly  decayed, a vast majority  of  the  people  are  town-dwellers, and tho country depends upon  foreign   supplies for   the   necessaries   of  life.  Whatever  compensatory advantages   may be  adduced, it is certain that   the race  of town-  dwellers  deteriorates physically; the open air  life  and habits of   violent exercise characteristic of our  race may retard the decline, hut  we have had some saddening examples of the  unfitness  and helplessness of   the   product of  England's   large  towns  in   the strictures  of  Lord Kitchener on some of the recruits sent to  him.    The farmer  clasr*  is disappearing and  unless some  steps  betaken   to restore it, the  type will soon be extinct.    To theorists it may  seem to be for the general advantage  of the  world that each industry should be developed  only in the most suitable places, and Britain's  geographical position has marked her out as  the exchange office of the world.    But the national  idea is not yet  extinct, and it may be  that some Britons survive who are not content  to  sink into a race of counting-house clerks.  Money power  is  a valuable resource to a nation no doubt, but it is too dearly bought when  it entails a loss of virility in the mon.  The re-oponing of the question of corn-laws  in Britain   will undoubtedly   affect all   other  countries.    The most interesting phase of it to  us is its probable effect upon Canada. The cry  for " Free Trade as they   have it in England"  has not beenheard since it served its purp.'Sesix  years ago, but Liberal journalists still supply  a lack of material by   an essay on   the   theoretical advantages of universal free trade. We  are   not  concerned   with  this : universal free  trade   is not a living issue in   any   country,  but it must be plain to all who study repoits  of commerce and industry  on this continent  that for Canada, free trade would be economic  suicide.     Apologists for  Sir   Wilfred Laurier  i assert that   he has   become  convinced  in the  last six  years  that   protection is   the correct  policy for Canada and that he will be guided  : by public opinion   of which he   is the best interpreter  and   which he now   perceives   to be  overwhelmingly   against  free trade.     This is  probably a correct  statement   of   the government's position, and, while it is   not common  honesty, it is  practical politics in Canada, and  is not likely to alienate any of the voters who  have already   swallowed  the performance   of  the Joint High Commission, on whose success  Sir  Wilfrid  had so often  staked  his political  life.  Conservatives are true enough to their political priuciples to prefer being defeated by  dishonest tactics to having the country's interests shattered by the fulfillment of their  opponents' pledges even though the attempt  to fulfill them would probably result in a Liberal rout.  Very soon Nelson will elect a muncipal  council for 1903. Is there anything tor them  to do ? Is there any reason why sane men  are required ? We should say decidedly  " Yes '' to both questions. The functions of  civic government of which the council is the  legislative body may be summed up in the expression, efficient and economic administration. Upon the proper performance of the  public duties controlled by the council depends  the desirability of the city as a place of residence.  Are such duties   properly   performed now ?  Well, hardly. One has only to take a walk  any place in the city, Baker street will do,  about 10 o'clock in the evening to observe  whether the streets, for instance, are satisfactory. His way ie lighted by apologies for  electric lights which give less lig \t than ono  good sulphur match, the sidewalks are a succession of elevations and depressions that  seem specially designed to represent in miniature the picturesque ranges and valleys of  Kootenay. Off Baker street matters are just  a shade worse ; the cloaned patches of sidewalk are so rare and unexpected that they  increase rather than   diminish   the  danger to  pedestrians. We understand that property-  owners are required by law to keep the sidewalks clean in front of their property. Yes,  and saloons are required by law to be closed  at certain times, and the two laws are enforced with equal vigor and vigilance. It is  hardly an exaggeration to say that the streets  of Neison these winter nights would disgrace a  mountain mining camp, and this is the Queen  Cit3' of the Kootenays. It would be discourteous here to overlook among the contributory  agencies to this blissful state, the heroic labors of that fearful and wonderful device, the  corporation snow-plough. Where the snow-  plough has "cleaned" the side-walks, prudent  pedestrians will take the middle of the road.  Before leaving the attractive subject of  streets, it may not be, impertinent to inquire  if non resident property owners are exempted  from their duties in this respect? Surely,  people who are holding city property waiting  for a profit from rising prices can have no  grievance if they* are taxed for the performance of this duty. Or are the times so prosperous that no man can be found to do this  work ? Are there no unemployed men in Nelson who are able and willing to work ?  The care of the streets is the first and most  pressing need, but there are many others. A  by-law, has been passed authorizing an issue  of debentures for the purpose of securing an  efficient light and power plant. This is a serious- undertaking and require? business-like  treatment by the incoming council. We would  gently recommend the council to remember  that the object of this step is to improve Nelson, not to spite a rival power company, as  some of the promoters conceive. Nelson hae  been too long divided into factions whose  chief object has been to score a victory over  the enemy, the city's interest in the meantime being left to take care of itself.  The control of the council over the public  schools is not direct, but is yet considerable.  The Board of Trustees are to be congratulated  upon the achievement at their schools. Both  the High School and the Public School took  first rank in the Province in percentage of successful candidates upon the total available.  Both schools are insufficiently officered  and the reason in each case is the  timidity of the board about asking  for    an    increased     grant     from    the   city  council. The efficiency of the schools has  already attracted pupils from half-a-dozen  other Kootenay towns and it will be very regrettable if short-sighted economy prevents  Nelson from retaining her position at tho head  of the schools of the province.  For all thes* reasons, it is greatly to bo  desired that sane and capable men should be  elected to the council and board of trustees.  Economy is required, parpimony will be disastrous.  m.��t Mukwtati *j��J��* tt���  M * ��*^��*rta**1rt*��^&^��WI1r'^ W^.'S^^^fW^l^a^ *���__  _-_3.=^..tfe_  ��� 1 "��� - *  I-  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  gods " while later the term "gallery gods." was  applied to tho3e occupying the highest tier in  the theatres.  THERE is a   vicious   tendency,   becoming  alarmingly    prevalent   in   Nelson,   to  which public attteution   should   be called   in  the hope of stemming the rising  tide ere it   is  too late.    I refer to   the  pernicious regard for  law   which   exists   in   the   community,   and  which is becoming a   source  of  danger to the  welfare of   the city.    Certain   citizens,   with  reckless disregard for  the, lives and  limbs of  pedestrians,   have   been   lately   obeying   the  snow-cleaning by-law, with the result that accident  insurance  premiums   have   risen  to a  ruinous height and cautious persons are walking in   the road.    Cannot   pressure of public  opinion be. brought to bear upon such persons  to induce them   to   abstain, from this morbid  compliance with the law ?    I was much gratified lately to observe   that   when the Citizens*"'  League unblushingly   published   their intention to advocate the enforcement of certain existing laws relating, to public morals, the public-spirited member of the Legislature led the  outcry of  indignation   against   such  ari  outrage.    Still,  that   such    a   league  could   be  formed only shows to what   extent   the pernicious and   demoralizing   tendency I speakof  may go.  An exchange vouches for   the-, following   as  being an absolute cure for obesity ;, The diet,  should consist of one pound of cooked fish and  one pound .of lean meat daily, distributed into  various meals, three or   four, according to the  taste of   the  patient.    A pint  of   hot   water  sipped at   intervals, as   warm  as can be comfortably drunk, should  be   taken   every   two  hours.    No bread, vegetables,  milk   or   other  articles   are   allowed.    At   the   end   of   four  months, two small slices of bread  and   butter'  and a cup of tea with milk and sugar may be  added at breakfast and supper.    It is   vUelenS  to attempt this   regimen  without   the hmrty  co-operation of the patient,its rationale being  that the patient really lives on his own fat.  If  you   prefer the extraordinary   discomforts   of  this treatment to those attendant upon carrying a few extra pounds   of flesh,  you will   be  duly rewarded,  The presumption of tJhria Foley in seeking  the labor nomination against that, horny-  handed son of toil, Dr. Mclnnes, is to be severely condemned.  A correspondent writes that the term "gallery gods" arose as follows : The Drury Lane  Theatre, London, many yearn ago had its soiling painted to represent a blue sky with  clouds,'among which' were clouds Hying in  every direction. The ceiling extended over  the gallery ��� and consequently the occupants  of tho higher seats wore said to ho "among tho  F  The maid was fair;  The maid was slim;  Had golden hair,  Was neat and trim.  The maid had eyes  Of rainbow's tints;  The maid was wise,  Fit for a princes  The maid was cut,  In width and length,  Like Venus, but  She had more strength.  ..The maid was,good,   ���  (She went to. church,)  As others should  If praise they search.  .The maid was young,  As you might see;V  The birds have supg  So on the tree.  The maid could fish,  High tide or low;  And make a dish  Of them you know.  ���The maid could dance,  The maid could eing;  Could stalk and prance .-  '.:..  Like anything.  The maid could write,   ,  (Love poems, too,).    �������� y  And then recite  Their linea: to you.  The maid could drive,  And stake her teens^  You'd be alive ���-.'.������  For other scenes.  The maid could light  A cigarette,  Or fly a kite  (Come wind or wet,)  The maid could run,  Could swim or row,  And didn't shun  The undertow.  The maid could play  - "Spring<games of bliss,"  From meek croquet   ;  To lawn-tennis.  Tho maid could���stop! .  The page is torn;  I've reached the top,  I'm weary worn. '  .  Lot Count de Bright  Fill up the gap;  Let monsieur write  'Bout this mishap.  . s.���By C.de B.  Mon fren eze rlghd,���  She'd every charm,  But���-veil I cite ���������'...:���  Ze.-!, hut's no harm. '  Ze maid was von,'  And quite secure        ;  Mais���-z a re"; I've done���  Ze maid was���poor.  The subject of sanitation   is beeoming more  and more a matter   of interest and study and;  rightly so.    The   insidious   character of  bad  air, nnxions  gases, and  impure  infection, es-  pecis'-lSy   in   the  crowded   towns  and.  citie.8,  where the sewerage is likely, to  be  imperfect,  causes not only the medical profession, but the  people generally, to demand that municipalities and owners of buildings should adopt the  best known expedients for remedying the situation.    More stringent laws are. yearly being  enacted   for   this   purpose, and.  the   leading  plumbers are   in   active sympathy  with   the  movement.    The trouble   is that plumbers do  not show their faith   or   sympathy with their  works.    Bad plumbing is the cause of a great  deal of sickness and many deaths.  All the stores were; closed   on   New Year's  Day.    The soft weather   interfered somewhat  with the customary winter   sports.    The Nelson City   Band   serenaded Judge  Forin   and  other prominent citizens in the afternoon.  14 Since   none   of   us   can   possibly   escape  death it is soraew7ha.t consoling to be  assured  that in the great majority of cases it is almost  painless and in  a.great.., majority   of cases a  positively pleasurable sensation,", remarked  a  gentleman the other day, .u I am not particu-'  larly anxious to try it, but I. have   been   told  , by an eminent physician that the sensation of  dying is similar to that of the   dreaming morphine eater,  who gradually, passes   off into a  semiconscious state,  whore, everything seems'  like floating visions  of   bliss.    The body and  nerves are n.u'mb,and the excited, overwrought  brain becomes .quiet.    The imagination plays  fancifully   with   blissful   pictures,   and   the  whole condition of the .nervous  system is one  of pleasurable exaltation. Nature supplies her  own'anaesthetic before   the last   moment  arrives.    Before the  death  rattle   is   heard   a;  smile often parts the lips,  and the  wavering  mind frequently causes   tho  tongue to  utter  words which are full of pleasure and joy.  The recent snowslide at the  Molly  Gibson  mine   again   directs attention   to  the  extrahazardous occupation of mining.    No matter  what precautions may be taken, the  ever:re-  curring disaster   proye$ that in. .mining especially itis always the unexpected  that  happens.    In: the case of the, Molly Gibson mine,  the management believed   they had   built the  houses in a:plaoe where tliere   would be nothing to fear from snowslides, yet in the present  instance the snow sought a   new channel and  death claimed its victims notwithstanding all  the  precautions   that   had   been   taken.    In  those countries  in  Europe where snowslides  occur wit .1 alarming   frequency,   thick   walls  have been built along the mountain  sides, so  that the force oji the slide is   broken  before it  reaches the inhabitants below  and  the valley  beneath.    It has been suggested that those interested  in mining in  this Province  should  <D  W^M******^^*^^  IW/*        ,,  "^("T^Hf! tyJ"  *��rt*i_ *�� tt *^����M(M��*t*n aa.ntm^ ��^hfp^ *,.,���� ****** ��� W*** -* * ^t****"**"*!* mm *����**..��( nn>,��  !.' r 7 ,,,  (W*TM>j����>|f*��^��M<*t*1*MW*'f^  .'��� ',  n . -It.  ���-- .^-,. ,ifc^  -W^*-  IV  A  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  r    ���.       /  r-r*  ?'  fe  '<)  ,.:i  *5.  .(  w4  a  V  <",  consider the wisdomrof erecting  similar bar-  aiefF against the fatal snowslide.  In enumerating those beautiful qualities of  mind and heart that  have won for Aid. John  A. Irving  the well-merited distinction of   being one of the brainiest men in   the world���if  not the brainiest���some fault has been found  with this paper that particular stress was not  laid on one special qualification of  this truly  great man.     While it   is admitted that   the  worthy alderman from the east ward has delved  deeply and assidiously in the mines of  literature and art and made many and various peregrinations in the  field of science, he has \et  won renown in a far different sphere.   Indeed,  many go so far as to say that Mr. Irving could  abandon both those subjects and still put forward a strong  claim   to the   title of  a   great  humorist.    This is a sweeping contention, but  before dealing with it at length The Economist  craves a moment to explain what  may   seem  an  intentional   slight.    This "paper   has long  been aware ot the fact  that  Aid.   Irving had  concealed   about   his   person the germs   of a  humorist, but space did not permit a lengthy  reference to such'an exhaustive   subject.    The  dignity and gravity with  which John   Irving  wore the cap and  bells   was   intended   to be  dealt with in a separate chapter; the ground  could not be covered  in the contracted   space  allotted an   average   newspaper  article.    For  some reason unknown   to   the general public,  but which may be  justly   attributed to mod-  eBty, Mr. Irving has  been  seemingly   content  with the rewards which come from the disposal  of hen fruit and other  vulgar articles of commerce, but   the  latent talent was  there, and  like the volcano was ready to spit lava in due  season.    That time came last Saturday, when  Mr. Irving for the time being gave over  the  edifying occupation of drawing the  attention  of the public to the special qualities of his codfish, etc., and in his advertising  space  in the  Tribune, of this city, announced that   he  extended the compliments of  the holy season to  one and all, even   to  Nelson's only poet, the  publisher of The Economist, or words to that  effect.    At first sight this might Beem   like  a  reflection on long-haired poets in general and  the sweet singer of The Economist in particular. Nothing could be further from the mark.  Mr. John A. Irving goes into  ecstasies  over  poetry, particularly blank verse.    As  o  matter  of  fact,  his intimate friends   know that  this   highly    polished   gentleman   has   consumed many measures of midnight oil poring  over the lines of Hamlet's address to the skull  of the jester: "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him  Horatio: a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy." This, it is submitted, is the strongest possible evidence that Mr. Irving's advertisement waB one of those delightful jokes which  ono day must   bring him fame   and renown.  And different from the average humorist who  expects pay for his mirthful conceits, Aid. Irving pays for the publication of hi   jokes regu-  ]ar  advertising rates.     This shows  the independence of the great man.    It is idle to con  tend, as  some of his  enemies are doing, that  the  inspiration of  this  joke  came  from   the  fountain of all good, namely, the distorted intellect of the editor of the Tribune.     In order  that this joke may not be made the subject of  another cryptogram, as was don3 in  the case  < f another famous author, William Shakespere,  The Economist  wishes  to   make   it   a  matter of record now, henceforth and forevermore  that the  joke  belongs   to Mr. Irving.     And  rightly so.    Didn't he pay for it?    Here, The  Economist  is willing  to  rest its case, and   in  doing so, it believes it has established beyond  all doubt that as a humorist Aid. John A. Irving has   chiselled his fame  in material   more  enduring than marble. Future ages will laugh  at the merry jest of the versatile  genius  who  could weigh out   a pound of  sugar   with   one  hand and at the same time off his own bat write  a highly edifying joke with the other.  Last year 640,000 gallons of various kinds of  Austialian wines were imported into the  United Kingdom.  One hundred thousand tons of rock were  displaced by a recent big blast at the Good-  wick pier works.  The News of Thursday was a most creditable  holiday number.    It contained a vast amount  of  interesting  information, and not the  least  was the interview with the leading bank managers of the city.    It is gratifying to note that  these gentlemen without  one single exception  speak hopefully of  the future of  the interior.  They are in the best position to judge in matters of this kind, and   when they  express the  belief   that we   are on the eve of  good times,  there is good ground for taking hope as to the  future.  professional   and   amateur.     Judged by  this  standard Nelson has something  to   be   proud  of.    As the dignified   but unfortunate   Dean,  Mr. C. B.   Winter was   nearly   faultless, and  the   same  might  be said of   Mrs.   Davis  as  u George  Tid,"   the    Dean's   sister   and  the  "Queen of the Turf."    Mrs.   Davys as "Hannah Topping" and Mr. Blakemore as uBlore,"  the butler, played their  subordinate parts admirably, though Mr.  Blakemore  found some  difficulty adapting his figure to that of ah elderly   servitor.      Mr.   Eden     surprised    his  friends ; he forgot his  lines occasionally, but  he certainly caught the spirit   of his role, and  succeeded   in   looking   the  sporting   baronet.  Mr.   Newling   as   the   constable bulked   too  largely  in his  scenes.    It   seems   to  require  some special faculty to  accept  one's  part  as  subordinate ; everyone cannot be the "leading  lady."    Mr. Bell as the stable  boy had  little  to do,   fortunately.      Miss   Betty   Johnstone  made a creditable theatrical   debut  and gave  promise of some dramatic talent.    Mrs. Clements who   took  Miss Manhart's place at short  notice probably did as well as could be hoped  for under the circumstances ; it is hard to appear at ease when  listening constantly for the  prompter.    Mr. Ward and Mr. Reilly took the  parts of cavalry officers, who are courting the  Dean's daughters.    The parts  should  contribute greatly to the humor   of the play; both  were painful in the extreme.    It would be unkind to themselves and the public   to encourage the gentlemen or either   of them with the  idea of ever being able to act.    The  entr'acte  performances,   Mr. Hedley's violin  solo,  and  Mr. Lochore's song, were a delight to lovers of  music.    Both were enthusiastically encored.  The municipal  contest is beginning to   assume shape.    Dr. Rose has announced himself  as a candidate for mayor, and this afternoon it  was  believed that his opponent would be the  present  occupant   of    the chair,   Mr. Frank  Fletcher. For aldermen many names are mentioned,  and   it  is  quite  likely   that   within  twenty-four   hours th .re will be a big field to  select from.    This is going to be an important  year in the  history of Nelson, and it is desirable that good business men should be chosen,  irrespective of clique or class.  The first night of the New   Year   was celebrated in Nelson by the presentation  of   Pin-  ero's four-act comedy, " Dandy Dick," by the  Dramatic Society.    There   was   n   good house  and on   the  whole the  play   was a   success.  Newspaper criticism of a play is primarily for  the protection and  benefit  of the public, but  when tne players are  local   amateurs any intelligent criticism should be of benefit to them  also.    There is probably n. thing more irritating to   a  serious amateur   than   the praise,  "good for amateurs."    Acting  is  an   art and  there can be but one standard of judgment for  The Tribune suspects   The  Economist is in  the confidence of the Prior Government.    This  paper is not seeking the confidence of   anyone,  but aims simply to be honest and  straightforward with   all   men, something  the   Tribune  could not be.    Just now the editor of that paper, after eucking the lemon   dry,  is abusing  the Prior Government on   the  street corners  and   in   the  columns   of  his  paper.    If   he  thought it could pull through another session  he would laud it to the skies.   In this respect,  at least, the Tribune editor cannot be regarded  an anarchist.    He supports governments until they are just about to  fall.    Then he sidesteps to get out of the way of the wreck.  The late Sir Frederick Abel was tho inventor of the smokeless explosive known as cordite, adopted bv the British Government.  To reach America in three days with about  a third of the usual coal consumption, is the  dream of Mr. John Wills, who has just patented a novel engine for marine propulsion.  The people of Great Britain consume less  tobacco per head than those of any other civilized country���.">nly twenty-three ounces to  the inhabitant.  M��  i^M4.��MIW'-JiHit����tWtf*!*w>V*  \ >  ':.. ��  :a.  rtra   1ft���       o..,i    , ,���4, >J^   1      ,     ,.������ ,,      ,   ���     ,      yi    , {AZ/  ���trtorrtNwtwiwMw. ^dr^BtMWuM^twWw  r*. >' \   1   1,1.        >   w  *,'> THE NELSON ECONOMIST  RACE EOR A PRETTY BRIDE.  'i       I  l _TTIGH old times were the}T," said the old  ��� -*--*- engineer. "Give me tbe good old  days when we had wood-burnin' engines, easy  schedule?, with long stop?, and no telegraph  to bother us. We could run pretty much to  suit ourselves then_ and it goes without sayin'  we had lots of enjoyment. Take for instance,  the fun Jim Larking and me had one night,  about fifteen years ago. You see Jim and I  were both courtin' the same girl, both bein'  engineers on the Wilmington, Columbia &  Augusta road, between Columbia and Charlotte. Ever been down there? Well even yet.  the road ain't quite as good a�� it might be, but  in those davs it was a sight worse. The tracks  were laid with the old time U rails on ties five  foot apart and spliced with fish plate. When  the wheels struck one end of the rails.the other  end tilted up, and I tell you it made a nervous  man seasick the first time he travelled over that  line. We had no telegraph wire, eo we could do  pretty much as we pleased around Columbia,  the superintendant bein' located at Charlotte.  Many a time we used to get an engine after  dark and take a ride for fun. The only trouble  was that, as the engines were old and rickety  they couldn't stand much. They were wood  burners, and nowadays would look top heavy  with their little hoilerp and big stacks. When  one of them got a, crood move on after dark, T  tell you it looked like a runnin' display of  fireworks, the stack throwin' out sparks and  chunks of blazin' wood like a volcano. Old  man Smith, that's Mollie'" father, didn't like  me near as well as he did Jim, but seein' Mol-  lie preferred me, I wapn'carin' much about her  father's opinion. It was no nee for us to"get  spliced in Columbia, for everyone knew  that her father had issued an order to  her not to be seen with me; so the only tlv'ng  for us to do was to walch our chanee and go  off to some place a Ion a the line. I thought it  over for several davs, and got the whole thing  in shape. I told Mollie to come down to the  roundhouse about seven o'clock one nieht and  T would give her a little ride on my engine.  She afraid? Well I guess you don't know  her. , Why, she had run the machine herself  many a time. I had given the hint to Jack,  my fireman, and he, was on hand when I  I backed out on the main track, leavin' Jim's  engine in the roundhouse.' Mollie was watin',  and she jumped on the tank like an engineer's  sweetheart ought to do. Just a6, we were pul-  lin' out Jim came round the corner. His eves  opened I tell vou. 'Where you goin' Bill ?' he  shouted. Must ont for a little ride,' r remarked,  coolly puttin' Mollie up on the box in front of  mo so I had to put my arms around her to  reach thelevers, I saw Jim gasp andstarton a  run toward Mollio's house, where he knew her  father was In two minutes we were spining  in three hurnmin', and in five minutes wo were  tearin' through tho valley like a cyclone. It  was a pitch dark night and not a, thing could  be seen ahead.    'There they come,' yelled Jack  ot  .fi.vtf',fi'a^,1^,4  before wo had gone ten miles.     Lookin' back  i  .__ __^_^_^^^_^_t______._^__^__^_t___^  we saw a shower of sparks just visible above  the tree tov.s. We concluded at once that that  was Jim ind Mollie's father, and that we  would have to do some<pret*y tall travellin'to  avoid capture. Mind yon, Jim carried a gun.  The engines were pretty well matched,  but, of course, I was somewhat nervous. Just  ahead was a heavy grade five miles long, and  I knew it would be a tough pull to get over it,  but once on the other side of the hill our chance  for gettin' away would be good. 'Do your best  Jack to keep up steam.' I yelled across to the  ���fireman. Mollie was restin' in my arms as  quietly as if she had been sittin' on the haircloth sofa in her parlor, her lips half open and  tbe wind blowin' her hair in my face All of  a sudden we heard a whistle right behind us.  I jumped with dismay and looked back. There  was Jim less than half a mile away, comin'  like a house afire. Mollie looked, too, then  her eyes fell on Jack, whose wood was gettin'  low and who had rolled a barrel out from the  back part of the tank and was tryin' to bust the  head in. She slid out of my arms, and holdin'  the levers, got down beside the fireman. The  first I knew of it, was when I saw her fishing  out big fat hams from the barrel and passing  them to Jack, who was feedin' the furnace  with 'em. Didn't stop to ask any questions.  'Bully for you, Jack,'I yelled, as the steam  guage jumped up again. Well, that did the  business. We reached the top of the grade  without Jim gaining another inch, and then  we began to slide downward. Great Jupiter,  how we did drop down that hill ! The noise  was terrific and the old machine rocked like a  cradle.    Lookin'back, I saw Mollie  standing  on the back holdin' on by the brake, her dress  flutterin,' her hair blowin,Vand her eyes shiniii'  like stars. I'll never forget that sight. I knew  that as soon as Jim reached the top of the hill  he'd he after us at high speed, and I began to  fear we couldn't keep ahead this time, but all  at once a thought struck me. I shut 'off steam  and yelled to Jack to put on the hand brakes.  He jumped to the wheel, Mollie helpin' him.  and in a few minutes we had nearly stopped.  We shut off all lights and waited. In a minute or two we heard a faint rumble, which  changed lo a roar, then we could distinguish  the clickity click of wheels possin'over the ends  of rails, the rattle of machinery and the hissin'  of steam, while the puffin' of the exhaust was  so rapid as to blend into hollow thunder. A l  whirlwind of sparks became visible, and then  with a hop-skip, and a jump Jim's engine passed us like a streak of runaway li#htnin',J the'  occupants never dreamin' we were in thesidin.'  We hunted up the nearest preacher and got  married; me, with my face all black and grimy,  and Mollie without any hat, for the wind had  blown it away. Jack was witness and I let  him kiss the bride, for I thought he deserved  it. Wo got hack to Columbia about midnight  and next mornin' I. took out the express as if  nothing had happened. What became of Jim?  Why, tho fool actually run ahead all night,  till ho reached Charlotto next mornin'. He  was the worst surprised man in tho state when  he found we had given him the slip. Then  the superintendant wanted to know what he  meant by takin' out his new engine without  order--, and th j end of it all was that Jim not  only lost his girl, but was discharged as  well."  SHORT STORTES  A St. Louis humorist declares that a young  lady applicant for a school was asked the  question : "What is your position upon whipping children?" and her reply was : "My usual  position is on a chair, with the child held  firmly across my knees, face downward."  Needless to say, she got the school.  In England where legislation is concerned  with laundries, a female inspector, after much  argument, persuaded the head of a small establishment to sh >w her over the premises.  The superintendent threw open the door of the  steaming kitchen in which there were some  half-dozen washerwomen bending over tubs.  "Ladies," she said, in a dramatic voice, "a  woman from the government to see you!"  The Archbishop of Canterbury, who had a  red nose, paid a visit to the village school, and,  after telling the scholais that everyone; possessed a besetting sin, astonished his youthful  hearers by continuing, "And even Archbishops!" "I wonder who can guess what, the  Archbishop's besetting sin is?" asked.his grace.  One little lad timidly held up his hand, and  on being invited to give an answer said,  '"Drunkenness!" What the archbishop thought  or said at this amusing reply is not recorded,  but as everyone knows Dr. Temple was a most  ardent .teetotaler.  ��� v  i,it*ftmii,.  ���    fl  ' Janet had mo ulded the domestic affairs of a  Boston family for so many years that the news  of her intended marriage had much the effect  of an earthquake. "Have you and David been  engaged long ?" ventured the mistress of the  household.  "One    week  when   next  Sabbath  comes,"  stated Janet, briefly.  "And���and had you any thought of marrying before that?" asked her mistress.  1 "Times I had and times I had not," said the  imperturbable Janet, ''as any person will. But  a month ago when I gavo David a wee bit of  the cake I'd been making, and he said to me, i  'Janet, have ye the recipe firm in your mind,  lass, so you could make it if Mrs. Mann's book  would be far from your reach ?' I knew well  the time was drawing short. rtl  "And when," said Janet, closing her eyes  at the recollection, ai said, 'l)avid, lad, the  recipe is copied in a little book of my own,'  and I   saw  tho  glint  in his  eye, I   reckoned  'twould be within the month he'd ask me."  i ��� i  ���i " ' '      ��'  . A ���    i . i      I'   7    ,       i   ] ' i        i,     te     "      .     ...      , -   *      '       -  ---"H���fc^  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ���vV  O  *  i  Humane Merchants*  According to a writer in Harper's "Weekly, the Consumers' league of New York  rates as fair dry goods houses those in  which equal work gets equal pay, irre��  spectivo of the sex of the worker; in which  adults get at least ��6 a week, paid weekly;  in which fines go into a fund for employees' benefit, and in which cash girls get at  least $2 a,week. The hours of a fair house  arc from 8 to 6, with three-quarters of an  hour for lunch and one-half holiday a  week for two months in summer. Fair  houses also comply with sanitary laws,  provide seats for saleswomen���as required  by  law���use  employees  humanely.  An Electric Scarf pi to.  JPerhaps the smallest electric motor in  fehe world is in the scarf pin of DA Goodwin  of McKinney, Tex. He is a skilled watchmaker and recently he constructed the  motor, which is so small that a 10 cent  piece will cover it. It weighs only nine-  one-hundredths of an ounce. The front of  the raot&r is of highly polished gold and  the commutator and segments are of the  same metal. Mr. Goodwin wears the curiosity in his necktie, and it makes a very  attractive decoration, the nature of which,  can only be discovered by close inspection.  --Chicago Record.  *A  M Cents pays for thrco months* membership.  J��a��& member receives the official clnb organ  every Hionth.incEadingG pieces of high-class vocal  and iustruiucmtal new music cadi month, 18  pieces in ah; also a Certificate of Membership  which givas the privilege of Clnb Boom in 3few  York City, and of buying literature, music or musical instruments of any description at wholesale  prices, saving you from 20^ to 60% an yaar par-  cfcaacs. Don'tfaSltojomatoccfl.YonTTiKgstmttch  moro than your money's worth. Mutual Ioteb-  Ajix-Mcbic Club, Dc.pt.     , 150 Nassau St, N.Y.  SB___U_UBB1  tJErtriFKJAl'E OP   TUB   1113 ("J18TUATLOX  Ol��' AN ISXTi.tA-P.'tOVItVOIA.k i;i./.\J.J. ANY.  "COMl'AXtKS ACT, 1.S97.  in  IJ  t IIEKKl'iY CERTIFY that the " Inlov-  -*��� national Harvester (Jompiniy of America" has f-h is day been registered *ik an IS.Mrn-  Provlnclal Company under the "Companies  Act, iai)7." to carry out or effect all <��r any of  the oblocts oi the. Company to which the !c,i-;is-  Iutlv s'authority ofl.hu Legislature of Hritish  Columbia extends.  Tin bead olNccof t ho Company is situate  i the City of Milwaukee,State of Wisconsin,  i.   S. A.  The amount of the capital ol' tlie Com puny  s ��1,000,000, divided   Into 10,000 shares of $100  eac.li.  Tlie head ottieo of the Company In Mils Province Is situate In the City of Nelson, and  Robert \V. ilnnulngton, Barrister, A.'.c. whose  address Ik Nelson nforesaid, Is the attorney of  tho Compa.ny (not empowered lo Issue or  transfer stock).  The Company Is limited.  Given under my hand and seal of oflice at  Victoria, Province of Mrltlsh Columbia, this  ]7th dav of November, one thousand nino  hundred and I wo.  I ,..H.] S. Y. WWOOTTON,  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.  Tho following are the objects for which tlie  Company Is established:���  To manufacture, sell nnd deal In harvesting machines, tools and implements of all  kinds, including harvostors, binders, reapers,  mowers, rakes, headers and .shredders; ngrl-  eultural machinery, tools and Implements of  all kinds; binder twine; and all repair parts  and other devices, materials and articles  usod, or Intended for use, Iu connection with  any kind of harvesting or agricultural machines, tools or Implements:  To engage In the manufacture or production of, and to deal In any materials or pro-  duets which may be used In, or in connect,ion  Avith, the manufacture of harvesting or agricultural machines, tools and implements;  To apply for, obtain, register, lease orother-  Wlso acquire, and to hold, use, own, operate,  sell assign or otherwise dispose of, any trade  marks, trade names, patents, Inventions, Improvements and processes used in connection  with or secured under, letters patent ofthe  United States oi of other countries or otherwise.  KOOTENAY     .  .  COFFEE CO.  Coffee Roasters  DMlers in Tea and Goffee  I  We are offering at lowest prices the best i  grades of Cej'lon, India, China and Japan .  Teas. |]  Our Best Mocha and Java Coffee per  pound $   40  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds J. 00  Choice Blend Coffee, 4 pounds   L 00  Special Blend Coffee,0 pounds. 1 00  Rio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds   1 00 g  Special Blend Ceylon rea, per p'->und.     b0  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE  CO.  Telephone 177.  P. O. Box 182.  ��J WEST     BAKER    STREET,     NELSON  ���J.  CERTIFICATE OF {IMPROVEMENTS.  "Iron   Cap"'   and  "Grey    Eagle"'    Mineral  Claims, situate in   the Nelson  Mining Divi  slon of West Kootenay District.  Where loeated: On the west slope of Sandy  Creek, about four miles from Nelson.  Take notice that I. Francis J. O'Reilly, ot  Vclson, B. C, as :igent for C. (Sweeny. Free  Miners cerr.iticate No. B7I,212, intend, sixty  days from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder f<>r certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown  grants of the above claims.  A ml further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance ot such certificates of i m y>rove men ts.  Dated tlj]��22ud day of October, 1902.  fc'ltANCIS J. 0'REIL.J.,Y.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Gold Note Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson .Mining Division of West Kootenay District. " ���  Where located : On east slope of 19 Creek.  .Take notice that I. F. C Green, acting  as agent for Aaron H. Kelly, Free Miner's  Certificate No. I-J51.231, intend,sixty days from  Ihe date hereof,, to an ply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown (.Irani of  the. above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section .'17, must be commenced'before the  Issuance ofsuch Certificate of Improvement  Dated Mi Is fourteenth day of November, UH.2  F. O. GitrcrN",  Nelson, II. C.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEM TNTS.  (i. West (Fractional) Mineral Claim,situate  In the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where loeated: On Toad Mountain.  Take notice that I, F. C, Green, acting as  agent for Aaron II, Kelly, Free Miner's Certificate No. BT)!,2111, Intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvements, for I lie purpose* of obtaining 11 Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further lake notice that action, under  section .17, must bo commenced before the Issuance ofsuch Cerflllcate of Improvements.  Dated this fourteenth day of November, 1002  F. C GltKNN,  Nelson. II. 0.  Notice To Delinquent Co-Owners  To Thomas Bennett.. Albert Bennett, Maggie  Lou I ho Fennell, George A, .IT 11 nter, James  Hourke.and every other persons or persons  persons  interest  having or claiming any Interest In tlie"Ga  lena" Mineral Claini situate about six miles  north of Salmon Siding and two miles west  ofthe Nelson and Fort Whoppard Railway,  in the Nelson Mining Division, District of  West Kootenay.  Vou and each of you are hereby nofilled  that. I have expended one hundred dollars  In order to hold the above mentioned  mineral claim under the provisions of  the Mineral Act, and amendments thereto,  and If within ninety days from the  date of tills notice you fall or refuse to  contribute your portion of such expenditure  together will) all costs of advertising your Interest in said claim will become the property ������!'the subscriber under Heetlon four of  an Act, entitled "An Act To Amend The  :\!l;r nil Act. 1000."  J, M. MoljAlMlX,  Bv his Attorney, B. >.!. Macdonald.  Dated th'lsiitli nay ol December,1002.  Hair,  Nail, Tooth,   Bath,  Infant, Etc.  Also a full line of Sponges and Bath Gloves at  Van stone's Drug Store  ,u,.iM,ij1u,M1m.^^T.M.nw.rTK^f.trr ).,i,|LWjj^.ju��i.Jtm��taa^^  Letter Heads,  Bili Heads,  Statements,  ote Heads,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  liher People's  ���OR-  Will buy a first-class, well-made  Suit of clothes at my establishment.  T RE M O NT B LOG K.   N E LSO N  OHM   IWcLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  ustoms House, Nelson, B.C.  Oo.  WADDS BROS.  OTOGRAPt-t E  Vancouver and Nelson  BAKER STREET, NELSON,   B.  C  All Sensible People travel by the C.P.R.  PEED  AFETY  ATISFACTION  The Fnatand Wesl are almost ono whon tho  rneiuiK of transit, is the (J. P. it. A glance ijil.  this condensed time table will convince vou  of this fact:  Leave Nelson 5 a. m���  Arrive Winnipeg 2nd day 8:50 a.m.  Arrive St. Paul and day (..'-IO p. in.  Arrive Chicago ilrd day 0::U) a.m,  Arrive Toronto<1Mi day 2:15 p.m.  Arrive Montreal Ith day <!:���!() p.m.  Arrive New York 6th day 8.55 a. m  Close Connections for All Eastern Points.  Tlie splendidly equipped tourist oars of thlfl  eonipiiny leave for the Knstas follows:  From Punmorc Junction daily for Ht Paul.  From Kootonny Landing, Tuesday and  .Saturdays for Toronto, Montreal, and all  Kastern polntw.  Further Infornintlon as to why tho (J. P, H.  Is the most dewlruble route across tho continent will be ehoerfnlly fuinlMicd on application to  J. ��. (JARTKK, 1*3- J. COYLW,  Hist. Puss. \k\���, A. <J, P. A.  Nelson. Vancouver  "I     ���  ; a\\:  *mt>*i��mwf*�����*^?*Tl��&W  ^Wf��i>*pr'|^Wt'**W����i���*w,  ^.pwm^rowspMmmwMpiMiSrfl^  .,<!^h��%mH .ifiiiir ���>H'V>Hi��,a, vi^(|?*wfHa'.H ntir*~J3^t>itt~ t*.i.*  : I ���    "   d  a^. uh ��.t^ha- .^t).A  u  :Cl  ,,;,!��  ���Wi  A '   'Vi tf Tig  -' \�� ,1  _________  ��-* -*���  ^l__j_k___iii.  ���Jiis-- '  -_*^  /  i ���  --���':  wis*.  %Ai  i   ,  THE NELSON  ECONOMIST   -TV  li  3E  ���TT  Having finished moving into the P. -Burns Block, we invite the public to call and  see our new premises and inspect our stock, as we are showing complete ranges m each department.  Ladies' Department.  Ladies Silk Blouses in   all   leading  shades.    Cashmere and  French Flannel Shirt Waists.  Ladies' Neckwear���A very choice  and pretty selection in Silk Ties,  Tabs,   Chiffon   Collars,   Lace  Collars  and Boleros, just received for the holiday trade. ~  Ladies' handkerchiefs in endless variety. ���  Ladies' Kid Gloves.  Furs-���Large range of Ladies' and  Children's Fur Ruffs, Boas, Muffs,  Collars, Seal Jackets, all the latest  styles,  j ,/  Gents' Department.  Men's Smoking Jackets, Dressing  Gowns and Travelling Rugs, Kid  Gloves, Silk Suspenders, Silk Scarfs  and Mufflers. See our latest novelties.  Ladies and Gents' Silk Umbrellas,    just  the thing for Christmas Presents  See Our Fancy Ware Department.   ���*.-.���:���  a  -<_^%  *fy^/��f^t/^/^f'^)>/^S*!k' ^'V^^^S^&/^''*y^''^!--^^  k  1  nmmmmm  l,    Tfl'f*l"'7>W,,��  H, pjft.*. ,-...��    ��W��,  I       i    ,t)       , y l, .     <    .     <   H       '   " " " ,'.,!>" ,. . It    1 . "      it,' ��   ''  tWf^^^w'TWftfWti'i^^ fsy^ywyf. #a^ j^wHWrt^wfj^^w^n^*^^

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