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They  will try to make you think thej7 are the correct thing, Such goods are never cheap, except in price. Let us show you our line of  Meriden ware. Our word for it���tlie patterns  are the latest, .lie quality the best, and price  we will make you will be the lowest consistent  with the best that is made in plate.  nBCTWWJitfKjIJ^MI  ���nmMUMUM  --���������������-V,-..,,.,.  -��M^���MTnTnn|rnTM||1f|fTTT||||1|t||1|1)f.1m||rt|B    W MWMM> ,,,[,������ yHn.___>fcMy  unit afc-t*wma ixmmMMrjmcmwmmmmiMxuM&JuM  ���������^���^���4r��>^<��<^<^<><^<>^^<><��<^  ��������������������������������&&������������������������������������������������  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, T.002 pattern, that we are selling at and  below cost.    A complete line of Photographic Supplies ol all kinds.  ana  gW  WARD AND BAKER STREETS, NELSON  ����������������������������������������������������������������&��  ^fia^nM^im^m^^^^m^flt fnt ^��  -nii.HBi.iw"* ^t  ^1 K-n  itftw  yj,   ���   ���j_P     , ^y  rMmffpw.  i*wimmmttmimm*m**m*mm��mMm  11..    1, .  -.,, Vi  li"1       \      t j     \      r      *        it' -       i*-<.Tje ���* ��l   v        ^*.      1        f r  v^mm^fBmmwmi'sm^rr   -> ; .���.   -zr  -i-"L]irmi-itnr'*"J-,tJ^''i'H' ��.,.������..���<  �������,  ���s ���>  -C  *fcj  TME NELSON MCONOMJST  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  ill;  a i  M  Hgq r ront Grocery, Baker Street Nelson B. G  Call on its and see the fine quality of our Christmas Cakes,  and you will find also a fine assortment of Candies and  Christmas Goods for Children.  .  Josephine Street.  $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  "**���' *  y  fir  rig  4_g  Lara  Mil [TO  rca_z  ??w??i*, ?? . mraTd^ to ,?"der- Inv^ible Patching  a Specialty. Only Union Men Employed. My stock  of fine ready-made work lowest priced in the city  EELARfDS' OLD STAND, BAKER ST  o  t&  ��  mr  w  GENERAL BROKER  One seven-roomed house and  one three-room house  for rent.  tt\  Three  dwelling houses for sale on easy terms  rr"? ,rr0t ��",  StanIey   street,   opposite Royal  Hotel lor sale at a bargain.  . ff*  J!  V.      V  rtW*M>RWW��'��*9*��WiWl**H^WrV'7",tl^HiH7w'^!S,7,rP'wH^'7^'Ht'",''""  ,,ir.  W^Mf^WyiiMWf^WW W  wflfflf^f"  i\\ ���*  ������ >-   ._��� I nr ftr ���  7.. ,.��� a.,.7,..   r.n���  -}  V,  /  ft  W,  ^'   ^   ^  VOL. VI.  NELSON, B. C., SATURDAY, JANUARY io, 1903.  no: 26  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.  suggestion, but, may it not be, that these wise  and mysterious people have merely anticipated  Mr. Whitney, and with Oriental simplicity  have failed to appreciate the commercial  value of their power. Or; is it really hypnotism ? Then would not the same hypnotic  power reap a far richer harvest if manifested  in the money markets of New York or Chicago, than for the small offerings of British  tourists at Indian bazaars?  u Howsoever thee things be," would it not  be well for next year's council to watch and  wait ? It may not be necessary to worry  about a site on Kootenay Lake at all. Nelson  might win fame by inviting Mr. Whitney to  build a plant here. We offer this idea gratis  to the new council and the Tourists' Association.  ^ J ^HE nineteenth century was proud of its  -*��� self-bestowed title, "the Age of Invention," but if the two years just closed prove  any criterion of this century's activity, the  nineteenth will be as completely eclipsed as  any of the preceding centuries. So accustomed have we grown to the solution of problems undreamed of by our grandfathers that  nothing startles us any longer. We are, in  fact, fast drifting to the extreme of credulity.  A Chicagoan, a Mr. Albert G. Whitney, has  formed a company  to furnish  capital   for a  plant  designed to extract electricity from the  ether beyond the atmosphere ��� by means of a  cable rising seventeen miles above the surface  of the earth.    The gentleman has  discovered  that at that distance from the earth the  force  of gravitation   is paralyzed   and   objects are  then repelled from,  rather than attracted to,  the earth.    Therefore,  as  soon  as one end of  his wire cable reaches that magic dividing line  it will keep on going and he can "pay-out" as  much  as   necessary  and the  elasticity   will  come down the wire to his receiver.   Of course,  seventeen miles is a mere trifle; there cannot  be  any   difficulty  getting  the   wire   to that  height, but   there  is some  danger  that   the  cable's desire to soar into space may draw this  poor effete old earth out of its course,  but   we  may confidently trust  to American genius to  nullify the risk.  This reminds us of a trick performed by  Hindoo jugglers of the higher class ; the juggler throws a rope into the air, it is suspends  there with no apparent upper attachment, the  juggler climbs the rope, man and rope disappear. The sceptical Europeans who have witnessed it, explain the performance by hypnotic  The figures of the recent referendum in .Ontario on the subject of prohibition of the liquor traffic are practically complete, and the  prohibition party has failed by a narrow margin to secure the total vote demanded by Mr.  Ross, premier by the grace of impudence.  Whatever we may think of prohibition,there  can  be  but one honest opiuion of the present  Ontario   government's treatment of it.      For  years   that government has claimed and probably received the support of those, and they  are not a few, who considered that cause more  vital than any other. Sir Oliver Mowat always  promised to do his best, but assured the party's  spokesman that the matter rested not with the  provincial, but   with the  federal authorities.  Sir Oliver was fortunate, he was out of active  politics before the Imperial Privy Council decided against him and declared that provincial  legislatures had the right of control.      But of  all Sir Oliver's  followers the loudest prohibitionist was Mr.  Ross.     The issue was  clear.  The conservative leader, Mr. Whitney, declared  against prohibition and  challenged the government to pass a  bill in its favor.     But Mr.  Ross has been a diligent observer of Sir   Wilfrid Laurier, plebiscite and referendum mean  the  same, and  it  is  certainly  an   excellent  method of shifting responsibility.    Many people disapprove of the referendum on principle  and   declined   to vote.     Mr. Rops felt secure;  there was no danger of the required total being  polled, but  his escape was so narrow  that he  was  irritated and���accused   Conservatives of  voting for prohibition to embarrass him I   This  ia   worth   recording as  a gem of  unconscious  humor.  Fire Department were conducted. A strange  feature of the case was that everyone knew beforehand just how each alderman would vote,  even the one whose solicitude for Nelson's welfare brought him at some inconvenience from  the town where he resides, and it would be  hard to find anyone in Nelson who believes  that the vote would have been any different  had the charges been evan graver than they  were and amply proven.  It would be idle to   pretend to believe that  the m jrits of the case influenced the vote in the  least degree.    The mayor had suspended the  chief, therefore the chief must   be reinstated.  Such are the  blessings  of " boss"-rule.    The  dictator of the local   Tammany Hall party is  to be congratulated   on  his  victory.    It is ah  unfortunate   by-produot  of  the Anglo-Saxcn  system of party  government, the degradation  of party  loyalty  into  slavery   to the "boss,"  and it seems almost inevitable that the position  of leader in such cases   should  be attained by  the man of thickest skin   and coarsest grain.  But it is still hard to understand why men of  decent character and conduct   should for any  purpose become the  slaves of a   man ��� whose  friendship     lhey     cannot     be     proud     of.  However, this is a free country, each citizen is  free to vote as he  will : if a majority persists  in   voting   for   a   man   whom   they do  not'  respect    because    he     misrepresents     other  people  whom   they   don't   like,  there  is   no  remedy; freedom   is   a grand   thing but some  of its resiilts'are woise than despotism.     The  coming  municipal  elections will furnish  an  opportunity of seeing  what proportion of the  voters of Nelson do  their own   thinking and  what   proportion    do   as    the    "boss"    tells  them.  ���I---,  iM!��|WW��"II^N''��r��MW*N|^^  ,���.���>  Ji   .'  II     '���  ���1 -' .<r  m  1. !'  'IV 1 ' '  'J    ' u  tMwgMQMritwri lUfHfMD wwtttWWWji |��rt*|W*WY. '?***, *''$.  The young men of the west, from the Yukon  to the Colorado, will be delighted to learn that  a girls'  club has  been formed in Troy, New  Jersey, for the philanthropic   purpose of supplying wives to those who want   them.    Now,  it is  a well-known fact that western   young  men are.all anxious to  marry and all excessively   shy,   so  shy   that   they would   much  rather propose by mail to a girl four thousand  miles away   than  confront   the same girl  at  close quarters.    It is sad to see the number oj  young men in Nelson, for instance, who would  gladly become husbands if  opportunity were  given, and who are pining in  loneliness   now.  It is true that there are in  Nelson and  other  cities of tho weat a few unmarried   ladies  who  have declined unnumbered offers and remain  singlo from choice.    In the charitable mission  of thepe New Jersey  angels   there  is much to  Nelson is to be congratulated upon the fairness and intelligence with which the investigation of the charges "Bain^Ol^^  7lHi.*ryr~ Jvfr..r,, r**,v   ,   H  J..fil,��./a,.(4>.H|��^.Hr,..aV,af'V   ^.^M>��,'.  .   lll.l .t,1. *.,llU~~l  a    ,^,.,^r^^r.Mn��    (. ��t4-,.r��.0,JW,a  trM-H       rf, ��� ,.���,t �����., ~r.���r*t. ����� lh I (*        �����,^     M^J,, .      cH I III* I    '11*11      W."tf( ,   .    <��->.    ,.W��I.>     "^"r- H .1.1 Hv . ��W��M. ���. I .11.  .,     ���,      I 1       ,   <l    '      , '   ' .   ,< ' <l.rH       lH     ��� !< |'l t ff,    " ��� |        I    ,1.   , 1 , . il I- < J I ,    , r      , II       V ���1  \U  <   If  7|   I      #  *v  f.  i|!'  A i  - _f fr  ��� r i ���^^*-��nJi"ii ~  r  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  x..  ^  ' | ^HERE will be much sympathy expressed  ���-*- everywhere for the parents of the unfortunate young man Lorimer, who has just  been sentenced at Victoria to one year and  eight months' imprisonment with hard labor  for robbing his employers. The papers say  that   when    sentence    "was   pronounced   the  -young fellow left the box in a dazed condition  and was only   prevented   from  falling down-  ;stairs bfthe timely aid   of   a  police   officer.  ���Several of the leading citizens of Victoria had  testified to the youn�� fellow's former good  character, but inasmuch   as  his offenses had  "���& . o,  covered a period of several months the judge  felt that he could not make the sentence less  than the time stated above. Lorimer's fate  should be a warning to young boys. He ran  in debt a few dollars and in order to satisfy  his creditors he stole goods from his employers  and disposed of them at half their value.  Not being: caught in his, first offence, he be-  came bolder and increased the amounts of his  thefts. He was too innocent to realize that  sooner, or later he must be found, out and that  his punishment would be just, as sure as the  rising of the sun., This is just the case with  every criminal. He thinks he can escape detection, and very often does for a time, but ex  ; pqsure is certain to come sooner or later.. The  development of the criminal instinct renders  him blind to what, others can see plainly  enough. Then he comes before the court and  professes penitence. This is to save himself,  his selfish nature taking no account of the offense he has committed against society or the  hardship he has caused his-victimv Undoubtedly young Loiimer would to-day gladly give  his right arm if he could recall the past two or  three months. It may be that when he comes  out of prison he will try to gain his place in  society, bujt he will very soon find out that the  world iB not disposed to forget the offense  foJ which he is now undergoing punishment.  By his one false step he hag forever ^sacrificed  the confidence of his friends, and will never  again hold a position of trust. Assuming  that the unfortunate young fellow was given  another chance, he would ever be treated with  suspicion. Lost confidence is scarcely ever restored. The first false step can -never be retraced, especially if. the youth taking that  Btep lacks character and sel ^respect. The  fate of young Lorimer should bea warning to  boys who think they can commit crimes and  not be found out. But it will not be the case.  There will be young fellows to the end who will  foolishly imagine they can elude detection and  trick justice.  Robert, Pinkerton tells a story of his father,  the founder oftho detective agency, which illustrates the  elder   Pinkerton's   caution.    A  noted criminal was detained in Pinkerton's  Chicago office. The elder Pinkerton left the  room, and when he returned took the precaution of holding a revolver in front of him  ready for use. He saw the criminal standing  by the door with a snuff-box he had picked  up from Pinkerton's desk iii his hand. ''That  is good snuff," affably remarked the crook as  he took a sniff. "For the eyes or the nose ?"  asked Pinkerton, who knew that the crook had  intended to blind him in an effort to escape.  "Weil," said the crook, "I'm sorry to say that,  the nose gets it thts time."  The sentiment   in   the following  poem   by ;  Ella   Wheeler Wilcox  will  find  an   echo   in  every honest heart :-  There's many a house of  grandeur  With turret, tower and dome/  That knows not peace or comfbrt,  And does not prove a home.  I do not ask for splendor  To crown my d-ally lot;  But this Task :    A kitchen  Where the kettle's always hot.  ��� If things are not all shipshape,  I do not fume or fret,  A little clean disorder  Does not my nerves upset.  But one thins is essential,  Or seems so to my thought,  And that's al tidy kitchen  Where the kettle's always hot.  In my Aunt Hattie's household,  Though skies are dark and drear,  Though tiines'are dark and troubled  ,       You'll always find good cheer,  And. in her quaint old kitchen,  '  The very homiest spot,  The kettle's always singing,  The water's always hot,  And if you have a headache,  What'er the hour may be,  There is no tedious waiting  To get your cup of tea.  I don't know how she does it,  "  Some magic she has caught,  For the.kitchen's cool   in   summer,  Yet the water's always.hot.  Ob, there's naught else so dreary  In any household found,  As a cold aid sullen kettle  That does not make a sourid.  And I think that love is lacking  In the hearts in such a spot,  Or the kettle would be singing  And the water would be hot.  Much hasbeen written about the meanest  man. but a well authenticated story is in evidence that meanness is not exclusively a masculine attribute. A few benevolent women  found a worthy widow, the mother of several  small children, in destitute circumstances. A  collection resulted in the contribution of $20  for her relief, and one of  tho women was dele  gated to give the money to the widow. In due  time a note from the widow was received expressing heartfelt gratitude and acknowledging receipt of $7. An investigation was declared in order. It was found that the widow  was the tenant of the woman who had been intrusted with the presentation of the money  and owed $13 rent to her landlady. This sum.  the lady Shylock retained from the none too  generous fund and delivered the pittance remaining to the widow and fatherless.  A thoughtful and charming young lady*  whose fitful flashes of silences are but the  rests in the .music of her improving conversation, takes exception to my use of the expression, "behind his back," and when I think of  it the expression does seem to be unmeaning,  and wrong. One does not speak '���behind'' another's back, but "before".it,��� and it is funny;,  how such a peculiar, use of the\preposition  ever originated. The thoughtful young lady  suggests that we should say "behind one's  face," because that is where the remarks are  made, and I am inclined to think she is right.  This is a good thing to remember when you  are speaking in your hasty colloquial manner, and you want to pause a bit and think  you are speaking "behind a fellow's face,".and.  not "behind his back." "  People who enjoy distilled agony should not  fail to read the editorial columns of the Nelson Tribune.   A ���  The announcement that James Wilks is engaged writing a Canadian history will be hailed,  with delight by the many students who   have  long felt the want of a really; reliable history  of the country. Of course Parkman, Bourinot,.  Clements and Roberts   have  accomplished  a  little  in this  line,  but the  opportunities of,  those gentlemen for gaining information have  been limited compared with, the sources from  which   Mr. Wilks will  draw, his facts.    One'  chapter will  be  devoted   wholly   to  Louis J.  Papineau. i.  The Victoria Tourist Association is prepar-  ng to get down to business. Last year this'  association accomplished a greait work for the  city of Victoria. ......     !.]..'  A gentleman well known in this city told  me the following story the other day. He was  recently abroad and while in Paris picked up  some rare Bilver buttei plates, which he.  brought home to his wife, She was enthusiastic over them and went into ecstacies over the  valuablo addition to her table appointments.  Not long after she gave a luncheon to about a  dozen of her woman intimates and used those  quaint plates for bon bon dishes at each lady's  plate. As the guests rose from tho table they  all took with them their silver dish, and, on  leaving thanked the amazed hostess for her  beautiful souvenirs oi the occasion* She could  not say a word, but allowed her guests to de-  -'1  '^WW^MW[W^<-F��W(��*W'IWm��^ ���firV>j*fl\^  "'V  ���wwtfcwi'in. yw>��'if*��nf!>rl|HM1*-ff'i"��0-ft  A ��if  I^^^Spj^Wfc^^  **$m<l\#V*fif&*trn't \n>f��4i*��n <��wywy*wyiWiya"  ^fnW^��^K^Yv*p!*'^ fW,**V&Um~* ���*���*  nwTw��.(OTWirm. yet  WfSWpWWwn^^ff*^ w=��iwnw*i,H<(t^*^.WJ, u �� ���.  ih  sli"  r   i   ���i   i ji  -   i   ii"   ��_.  i�� iw.iwm  .^jj-  .^__ii mill   "il  P  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  ,,**  Wo  _-\  m  part with her curious old-world plate. She  discovered, however, that one lady had left  her's behind, and was congratulating herself  on having one left to remember the other's by,  when back comes the smiling exception to say  that she had forgotten it and would not for  the world seem so ungrateful for such an exquisite favor. This final stroke gave her a  glimpse of the humor of the situation, which  she now enjoys as much as do the ones tb  whom the story is related.  Very little interest is being taken in the  forthcoming municipal contest. For mayor  there is only one candidate, Dr. Rose. For  aldermen in the east ward the names of Wm.  Gillette, George Bartlett, Chris Morrison and  Fred. Smith are mentioned. For the west  ward the candidates are likely to be John  Hamilton, D. McKay, Alex. Dow and Capt.  McMorris. It may be that there will be other  candidates before nomination dav.  The difficulty in securing desirable candidates for municipal honors has been attributed  by many to the suspicion that the council  chamber has developed into a ratpit, and that  one man in particular has so conducted himself as to place a premium on buffoonery.  This is a totally erroneous impression. The  reason why so many business men have declined the honor is the fear that strive as they  would they could never climb the dizzy  heighths of statesmanship where stands Aid.  John A. Irving supreme and alone. The  ideal alderman, according to the standard of  Aid. Irving, must be an inventor, an orator, a  litterateur, and withal ready to crack a joke  on certain occasions* This amiable gentleman  in every respect fulfils the standard measurements of a perfect representative of his constituents. Nature has been more than generous in her gifts to Aid, Irving. Possessing  extraordinary gifts as an orator, he towers  above his associates in about the same ratio  as the Man-Mountain to the Lilliputians.  Again, Aid. Irving las forgotten more about  Parliamentary practice than May or Bourinot  ever knew. So well recognized has been this"  fact that when Sir John Bourinot died recently there was a universal hope that his  mantle should descend upon the shoulders of  Aid. John Irving. Therefore, it may be readily understood why the average man with  only mediocre talent hesitates before placing  himself in a position where his one-candle  brain will constantly suffer in comparison  with the effulgent arc light mental apparatus  of Aid. John Irving.  Many people will agree with the following  from Toronto Saturday Night : In a couple  of morning papers I have noticed long articles  with regard to the "treating" habit, both condemning it in unqualified t srms and yet regretting that it has become so much a part of  our social system that no ono likes to start a  personal crusade against it.    I quite share the  ' 4 it  i        ' l! !���    '"    ,.      'Z   ���        ,      ,  views expressed by both writers, but it seems a  rather inappropriate time to venture on a crusade of this kind, for what   is   the   almost indiscriminate giving of Christmas presents but  a sort of compulsory   treating   system as difficult for many people to   bear as  the ordinary  interchange of drinks in a club or a barroom ?  Of course the moral and   physical effect is not  as bad in the one case as in the other, but the  financial end of it is   a   hardship in   both   instances.    Whole families set   out to give each  other   presents,    not   nowadays   those   little  things that they make for one another, but expensive things which   have   to   be  purchased.  One   feels  impelled   to   give   another  family  presents ; friends find themselves; involved in  a  present giving  and present-receiving  campaign, with no end of expense   and   no   great  personal gratification _to   anybody except the  children who get the toys and proV��ably break  them   before   night.    There is much   that   is  beautiful in this, gentle,  and   softening, but I  am in hopes of seeing these very clever writers  who have  given the thoroughly   indefensible  habit of people treating one another   a black  eye, tackle the   subject of  impoverishing   the  money-maker of the  family once per annum  by heavy  drafts  upon   his  purse for the purchase of presents,   many  of  which  are   never  looked at a second  time and are only held as  evidences of presents which must be returned.  Of course I hope they will hot try to convince  me that there are not  many  thousands ofjjin-  stances where  the  present is   purely   an evidence of good-will, with no expectation of a return for it.    This I certainly understand, as I  understand as well that   frequently men meet  and in an excess of pleasure at the reunion do  too much in the   treating   line.    A small percentage of instances which can be quite truthfully cited cannot justify either   habit  as indulged in by the  more  or   less  habit��ridden  majority.  I cannot sing the old songs  That once I used to sing���  For me to try to sing at all,  Is quite a-risky thing.  I cannot sing the old songs���  At least I know I shouldn't,  For those who heard rae trv it once  Admitted that I couldn't.  The concert  given by  Gavin  Spence  and  Flora McDonald wan well attended.   -  Bill   Herring has left  for  the  Old   Men's  Home at Kamloops.  The  result  of   the   Ontario    bye elections  makes things easier for Premier Robs.  The King of Saxony is  reported as dangerously ill.  Large diamond fields to the north of Pretoria are reported as having been discovered.  . -*  ���fCV  IKS?  si-  "!������-*������  ����v  ._- ���,���,!  �����*���  i��,  (���-._--  _U*n_  M  m  m  ft*  ��*  iaft  A; specially selected stock of.  AMERICAN GUT GLASS and  ELECTRIC STATUARY ordered  for Christmas and ISFeW Year's  trade have j list arrived.  I will sell these goods at Cost  in order to dispose of them speedily. This is an exceptional offer  of which my customers will do  well to take early addantage.  ^oo^  m  IlM  PW  The mnnufacturing Jeweler of the Kootenays;.  Mail and express orders promptly attended to-  wmawwsmsflWKs^^  STaaw,^  ~*k ,   ,.k.    ^.M^. ".*.,,.., IflltMW ,  AN,   .,.?��.> ,    w-bW Ml^  I     a   1 ,��rll*n.l i  ��.*,* I'm"   1*1 ~H   I: III   "HI*    U..r ,ri^.���l��l��>.  Wii*!.S.H>-,ll|  'iMItturr^ltltHlVll* *.*\IH *>.I.*K..     >.>,���*,-��� Us'tit.!**   .-.)**.!. wllllf.*^ }i~u i W. �� ~l ..��ij ��..��*.. ���r,.H(.���.n-   Hr~vHhiwHNn.   Wdft-o   *l vlU     "al ��� ^-H-"   ,>.��., �����V H-H- \*l ,ii ... *~*C��:  n     , ���  . * \    '    i ,     t     i. ]l   �� "   .it   i . t- , ,      ,        *    >    - , ,       ,       ,, ,1 A      I,   I    I,  . .. IS *. I       re:  �� ft  ,      1*  ir       <v  i    il i    h  ,  ii ti  'I'  , '  'it     /   i      i  o', i,  ,'.      .       " /       .       a     U ,J.' I     ,"���  I, fill        If,    i     i I !(���.      #    r    I   i  -     , '.(,  "I,  it'       ''  II I)  I ' 1  I      1.     ��"  �����'    '"  1 " \i  , i..i  !i,rti", 'iu, *,i,;A  ,!/'�����' I ^   7,'Ay  ,i      -   ���     <!  II        '"   If?  \\  I "���  '  'I 1(11.    11  ll     , it*  I  (Mi  II  il  If '  I I      Ll. ���H     <.<��       II.       I' -        'O  1 jf u. " '' ,  '", y' ' 7&  ���ii. r i, ������-���������  i  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  MONTREAL,  Sole  Manufacturers of the "Pinto Shell Cordovan" Gloves and Mitts.  R. H. CAR LEY, B. C. Agt.  MISERIES OF   AN ENGAGED MAN.  T have been engaged three times, which is,  -*- perhaps, often enough to satisfy the ambition of an .tyerage man. In my case I am  so content that I am not anxious to enter on  a fourth experiment.    .  There are some who say that the days of  wooing are the halcyon days in a man's life,  but then they probably haven't been engaged  three times, and their experience must have  been more encouraging than mine.  It is not altogether an unqualified delight to  be an engaged man. The fact dawned on me  within a week of my first engagement,when  the relatives of my fiancee, from the maiden  aunts and second cousins to her juvenile brothers, proceeded to take me in their arms���  literally in the case of the maiden aunts���and  and with one con sen trailed me "William."  Now, if there is one thing I object to it is to  be addressed by my Christain name by comparative strangers, and it was some time before I got reconciled to this minor evil. It  would be an excellent thing if tne relatives of  young ladies wouhl bear in mind ihe fact that  a young man, however amiable, has no wish  to marry them all, and that endearments'from  maiden aunts of obtcure chronology are more  tolerablein the obscure than in reality.  My first fiancee, a uj.ost estimable girl  thought it her duty to reform me, and in a  weak moment made me promise three things :  never to play cards, even an innocent game of  whist, never to enter a theatre, and never to  touch the cup that cheers and casually inebriates. All these things I promised; and although I kept my vow it did not materially  add to my happiness, as may, perhaps, be  imagined.  The next drop of bitter in my cup of courtship was thai I must submit to be trotted  about like a prize animal to be admired by  countless friends and relaiives and receive their  congratulations. Now, I am not used to being admired and detest congratulations; and  the fact that I submitted to the process with  ill grace did not increase my peace or mind*  Why, I wonder, is an engaged man always  made an object of pity or admiration and congratulations, when all he wishes is to be left  alone to his new-found happiness.  My second fiancee was a curious contrast to  her predecessor. Her happiness consisted in  a constant round ol mild dissipations, and I  had to brace myself to a wearisome succession  of theatre?, concerts, dances, garden-parties,  and so on, all of which may bo excellent in  hymoopathic doses, but taken in quantities  are apt to disagree. The misery of a bachelor  being  dragged from his sedate and quiet rou  tine into such a giddy round of dissipition  may be imagined', and I really think, on look-  ing back, this was the most miserable part of  my life.  And the expense, to a person of small income anxious to save, was appalling, and sufficient in itself to make a man unhappy. A  very little calculation, including more or less  costly presents, which seemed to be essential  to my fiancee's happiness, showed me that  me that, however costly married life may be,  it must be economy itself compared with such  ��*�� wooing. I confess I was not sorry when the  young lady declared that she could be happier  with another man, who, of course, as an unconsidered accident, hid a much larger income than  myself, v..  As my first engagement' was too dull, and  the secend too costly and exciting, my third  adventure was still more disastrous. My fiancee was one of those unreasonable girls who,  when tney have secured a lover, wish to bind  him hand and foot. Unless I presented my-  self0every day at her shrine she was miserable,  vowed I did not love her, and wept copious  tears���always very distressing to a man�� as  some ladies seem to know. If T treated any  other lady with the most ordinary courtesy  she was consumed with jealousy ; and yet,  with strange inconsistency which makes her  sex a perpetual puzzle to mere man, she  thought herself entitled to flirt outrageously  with any other male acquaintance.  I am, I think, by nature an accommodating  man, but this state ef   things  did   violence to  my sense of fair-play,   and   led  to   bickerings  and mutual recriminations, which  do not increase the sweetness of life.  Add to this a parent who, on the strength  of future relationship, obliged.me by borrowing frequent $10 bills, a mother-in-law in  posse who had to be propitiated by countless  presents and attentions,1 and a small army of  brothers and sisters of all ages expected similar attentions, and it was not surprising that  my life was not altogether a happy one, or  that I  longed   to   taste   again   the   sweets of  bachelor freedom.  i  Perhaps my experience has been unfortunate ; but I do not think I can be blamed for  clinging to my celibate life and leaving others  to do the courting.  A man who thinks too much of himself is  in danger of being forgotten by the balance of  the world.    Aid. Irving please take notice.  The holiday gift is said to have run more  to ��hc useful and less to the ornamental than  usual.    This is a move in the right direction.  THE MAYORALTY.  To the Electors of Nelson���  Ladies and Gentlemen : At the solicitation of a large number of the electors of the  city I have consented to become a candidate  for mayor at the coming municipal elections.  I favor the construction of the power   plant,  at as early a date as possible and  only   upon  ?plans approved   by   electrical   and   hydraulic '  ;engineers of more  than   local   reputation.    If  the site applied for on Kootenay river   cannot  be obtained, immediate steps   must be   taken .'  to secure some other available site.  I favor the extension of the   sewers and water-works as   required, and   think- that   the ;.  road making plant should be put into service'  to improve the   conditions  of such   streets as  Vernon, Victoria and Ward.  I believe that every department   of the city  service should be carried on   as  economically,  as consistent with efficiency.  If elected I shall do.everything in my power  to further the; best interests of Nelson.       '���''   ' -''  ��� ������ :���.   .      WiLiyiAM G. Rose.  January 2nd,1903    ���  The popular 'form of an invitation to, an afternoon tea is : ',;  ������'���> ,  ,  " Come to tea  At three u  And see me."  To which, the following reply has   been suggested :  Don't fret,  Won't forget,  You bet,  The man who drives a  sleigh   or cutter on  the streets of Nelson has a  good many of the  i  symptoms of the porcine biped. He slams  across the crossing without regard for the  safety of the pedestrians, and evidently endorses the old saying of Varderbilt, "The public .be d ." If he happens to Btrike a pedestrian and knock him down, as he rushes  along on his mad career, he never stops to find  out the extent of the damage caused by his  recklessness unless forcibly dotainod by an officer of the law. And if he runs into another  carriage, and isn't placed uhors do combat"  himsolf, ho whips up his horse and does hia  best to escape from a possible damage suit.  W  ^*��*<^^'^���N*^'>^Vi^AB^? '  !* ��*| ��M��,(*f��i��J*��IB* _ UH i*  r^lfc*****?*******^^  lwfl^WN"WW^��^ H^tf^W"*^^  i��Fife'mB>H>H)ysf[WWi^m'm^����WiVwr�� i^e -  v ���>    11  i w mm mm m-mntf iwi*u��nwnw J^JT ������>-!- r.  --a.,  ���___��._  >  THfc NELSON ECONOMIST  ��� "fj  'J  ���Ok  ���. <�����  v.  Injury to Teeth.  Much injury is often done to teeth by  using improper tooth powder. Powdered  cha.ll: siited through muslin is approved  by all dentists and should be used once every day. The toothbrush should be used  after every meal and floss silk pressed between the teeth to remove food lodged  there. This method will usually leave the  teeth from decay till old age. It is the-  custom in some families to 7-inso the mouth  With warm aromatic water after eating.  Old Dunlugas House.  Mrs. Flora Annie Steel's Scotland home  Is. Dunlugas House, near Banff. It is also  the old home of Sir Thomas Urquhart of  Cromarty, who could trace his pedigree  from the creation. The neighborhood of  Dunlugas has a peculiar interest in India,  for it gave birth to the famous piper  Findlater, who played the slogan when  the highland troops stormed Dargai.  Women of Servla.  It is stated that Servian men do not  Boarry for love, but to secure an additional worker for the household, so very  young men marry women several years  older than themselves, as girls are less experienced in housework. In the lower and  middle classes women are always helped  }ast and may no&-. si�� down unbidden ia  &O0 presence ef the m&a.  M^BBWHl  25 f??j��tvn,y?for threo months' membership.  r���3ch ���opber receives the official club organ  evorymonth.including6piocesof high-class"vocal  and instrumental new music each month? 3  pieces in all; also a Certificate of Membership  vSiwST0? thi�� P-Tivil.ese of Club, Room in New  J;���i ��� Iy'and of b��y,ne literature, music or musical instruments of any description at wholesale  prices, saving you from 20% to 60^ on your Dur-  ohasos. Don't failtojoinator.ce.Youwillgetmuch  more than your money's worth. Mutual Liter-  AHY-Musio Club, Dept.     , 150 Nassau St., N.Y.  (.HltTIKlUAfE OF   TJ-IF3   R KGISTKA    rJ)(  OF AN EXT.RA-PROVINCIAL COMPAN Y  "COMPANTKS ACT, LSO?."'  T HEREBY CERTIFY thai, the " DUor-  J- national Harvester Company of Amor-  lea" has tills day been registered Vis an Exirn-  Provlnclal Company under the "Companies  AH, 1897." to carry out or otl'ect all or any of  the objects ot tho Company to which the legislative authority of tho Legislature of British  Columbia extends.  The bead oflloo of tin; Company Is situate  in tlie City of Milwaukee, State of Wisconsin,  U.S. A.  The amount of tlie capital of the Company  is $1,000,000, divided into 10,000 shares of 810*0  each.  The head oilleo of the Company In tills Province is situate In tlie City of Nelson, and  Robert W. Uaiinlngton, Barrister, ifce.. whose  address Is Nelson aforesaid, Is the attorney of  tho Company (not. empowered to Issue or  transfer stock). '  Tho Company is limited.  Glvon undor my hand and seal of oilleo at  Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this  17th day of November, one thousand nine  hundred and two.  |'r..H.] 8. Y. WWOOTTON,  Registrar of Joint. Stock Companies.  Tho following are the objects for which tho  Company Is established :���  To manufactures soli and deal in harvesting machines, tools and implements of all  kinds, including harvesters, binders, reapers,  mowers, rakes, headers ana .shredders; agricultural machinery, tools and Implements of  all kinds ; binder twine; and all repair parts  and other devices, materials and articles  used, or Intended for use, in connection with  any kind of harvesting or agricultural machines, tools or Implements:  Toongage In the manufacture or production of, and to deal In any materials or products which may be used in, or in connection  with,tho manufacture of harvesting or agricultural machines, tools and Implements;  To apply for, obtain, register, lease orothor-  wlso acquire, and tohold.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, of the  United Stales ot of other countries or otherwise.  KOOTENAY  8  COFFEE CO.  Coffee Roasters  Tea and Coffee  |   Dealers in  We.are offering at lowest prices the best  grades of Ceylon, India, China and Japan j  Teas. I  Our Best Mocha and Java Coffee per        I  pound $   40$  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds I 00  Choice Blend Coffee, 4 pounds   I 00  Special Blend Coffee, G pounds I 00  Rio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds ���.. 1 00  Special Blend Ceylon Tea, per p uind.    h0  1K00TENAY COFFEE  CO.  %  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  Telephone 177.  P. O. Box 182.  WEST     BAKER    STREET,    NELSON  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Hair,  Nail, Tooth,   Bath,  Infant, Etc.  Also a full line of Sponges and Bath Gloves at  anstone's Drug Store  _Mi!  is*.  "Iron   Cap"   and   "Grey    Eagle"'    Mineral  Claims, situate in   the Nelson  Mining Divi  sion 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  Nelson, B. C, as agent for C. Sweenv. Free  Miner's certificate , No. B71,212, intend sixty  clays from the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown  grants of the above claims.  And further take notice that action, undo.r  section  37, must be commenced   before   the  issuance 01 such certificates of improvements.  Dated this 22nd day of October, 1902.  Francis J. O'REi^TaY.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  Gold Note Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located :   On east slope of 49 Creek.  Take notice that. I. F. O Green, acting  as agent for Aaron H. Kelly. Free Minor's  Certificate No. K 51,231, intend, sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply lo tho Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  tin', above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section !J7, must be commenced before the  issuance ofsuch Certificate of Improvements  Dated this fourteenth day of November, 1902  F. C. GltKKN,  Nelson, B. C.  We Print  ��   ���  .  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Statements,  Note Heads,  Envelopes,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  -OR-  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  G, West (Fractional) M ineral Claim, situate  in theNelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located: On Toad Mountain.  Take notice that.T, F. C. Green, acting as  agent for Aaron IT. Kelly, Free Miner's Certificate No. B 51,2:11, Intend, sixty days  from tlie date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvements, for the purposo of obtaining 11 Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that, action, under  sect Ion 87, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this fourteenth day of November,1902  F. C Guiokn,  Nolson, B. C.  Your  Will buj' a first-class, well-made  Suit of clothes at my establishment.  All Sensible Peopletravel by the C.P.R.  Notice To Delinquent Co-Owners  ToThonias Bennett, Albert Bennett, Maggie  Lou I ho Fennel 1, George A, Hunter, James  Hourlco,and every other persons or persons  having or claiming any interest in tlie "Galena" Mineral Claini situate about six miles  north of Salmon Siding and two miles west  oftho Nelson and Fort Shoppard Railway,  In the Nolson Mining Division, District of  West Kootenay.  You and each ofyou are hereby notified  that I have expended one hundred dollars  In order to hold the above* mentioned  mineral claim under the provisions of  tho Mineral Act, and amendments thereto,  and If within ninety days IVom the  date of this notice you fall or refuse to  contribute your portion of such expenditure  together with all costs of advertising your In-  lerost in said claim will become the property of t he subscriber under flection four of  an Act entitled " An Act To Amend The  Mineral Act, 1900."  J. M. MoLakkn.  By his Attorney, R. M. Macdonald,  Dated fhlsiith day ot December, 1902.  A. Gee  TR E M O NT B LOC K.   N ELSON  JOHN  McLATCHIE  Op.  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  usfoms House, Nelsnn, B.C.  WADDS BROS.  Vancouver and Nelson  BAKER STREET, NELSON,   B.  C  PEED  AFETY  ATISFACTION  'I he I.astand West are almost one when tho  nieaiiH of transit Is the 0. P. ll. A glance at  this condensed time table will convince you  ol this fact:  Leave Nelson 5 a. m.,  Arrive Winnipeg 2nd day 8:50 a.m.  Arrive St. Paul 2nd day 11:40 p. m.  Arrive Chicago jlrd day iMO a.m,  Arrive Toronto ��lth day 2:15 p.m.  Arrive Montreal Ith day 0:10 p.m.  Arrive Now York 5th day 8.55 a. m  Close Connections for All Eastern Points.  The splendidly equipped tourist ears of this  company leave for the KaHt.au follows:  From Dunmoro Junction dally for Ht. Paul.  From Kootenay Landing, Tuesday and  Saturdays for Toronto, Montreal, and all  Fa si or n points,  Further information as to why the C. P. it.  is the most desirable route across tho continent will bo cheerfully furnished on application to  ,1.S. CAItTKK,  Dlst. Pass. Agt.,  Nelson.  E.J. COYLF,  A. O, V. A.  Vancouver  ,��. ..1" H    H!'V,        Hj^     i*.n     ,r)^ .    I,    .,      , ,, -,,      ..,        ,      ��,....���    I.\r     ^��   ll      I "Ml,,   ^.    '    ,,   .'      H    -      .     "   r   .       .       ,.      Uf  .',<!, , ' ��� '' ��� ,       '        �� 1 I.     "  ^,^amm^Vmma^r^^^  <S��)*S!WWj��f��-*fi  H-iVt ��** 1�� .wn* bt* fHin Affair*  ahiettirii-in *<-j. "i-V^-*��*�����**��� *-m^j��<>tf<i ��-  *~  \  ti  I'  \\  '    t I ]   t\ ) f  it y  ~*'*"V ��,.-   H    <f    ..        '( II       "����� -I  t   "     . 7l      i        |M.  -,,.(  ���    v .,  lh,  I     M   >>      ,l,V '���    <��  j  ��i  i  a.  n  i  1�� a "     ,��      A    h.     ', 'I,        -, , )  Hi i ,  . }i   .O    7 ( h   ^ ,  "l       ,"l Ml>  ft   >i i I  i" ,i>     . i    U,  if  ' A'\        "''I-   '       ,      -A'       !.'"   '      '    '   i.'0��  ,H   .(     >.-     ,, (fH    .  '���   ll  I  '(.'I  "i Ji  r  (!h ' ��,  ,   v  iHR     '    "K  I'  (���I  |Ea*,H(h��i ��,  'i A  'tjr III.,  ��   .11  * *1  >. 7, 1  1 {l ' ^  !h' ,''-'' j   ' / .tf   ," .'VV ... yzAZ.A,, .���  ,H i       *s   i��i - *.     i, ���> '   .. ,i    'i i"  ��  ��    ii  If!  V -     A. -^     -   V-  ^.inwYMiHMii  i\a,  - i     "I ���_ >��*���  *   ,  8  THE MEL-SON ECONOMIST  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 in 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.  Gents' Department.  Men's Smoking Jackets, Dressing  Gowns and Travelling Rugs, Kid  Gloves, Silk Suspenders, Silk Scarrs  and Mufflers. See our latest novelties.  Ladies and Gents' Silk Umbrellas.    Just  the thing for Christmas Presents  See Our Fancy Ware Department.  A  i  I  &4&.  0  ���v)���  @  LIMITED  FIRST SHIPMENT  Japanese Oranges, 85c per box. Fine Navel  Oranges, all sizes. Choice Lemons. New  Season Mixed Nuts, Table Raisins and  Smyrna Figs.  A few Dinner Sets and Fancy Pieces of  Crockery left.  ^^j-^ttO  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street,  Nelson, B. C.  #  %��*,,  naw*M��nn "Wi-Tf wn����i -i wwt��w  *' 1- *t ��� _ 1  hh '    ., a        ,< * , Hf _   .  . it' > '      ,���  ^,��WWW����*W.mWW*WW*l^^^,^fl��w������B**W^*^HA��iaw *  W��������W����M����H��IW^|W����a^^  \,      1- 'I V  �� |.  < sK   hi ���> ,, .1 ,,      .       ' "'    ',    "    "

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