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 ________  ���i. -. *��g t.n i#fc*fc.w *ia<iwii  nl)���*i|>.   WflMwHI  i  //w /^~�� y�� $   ��� $ / .Ia  /  A  +1r *��.*���""  '������',>��� p  ^  /* .a."  Al ^  S/ y  -.!"  y��^     r.  }/$ rl  ft  -7   ,s-y  VOL. VI.  NELSON, B. C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1903  NO. 31  ���  ESTABLISHED   >890  9 J     j^ST ABU SHED. 1890  WELRY  DIAMONDS  WATCHES  and a  complete line  of the  ���GENUINE  Rogers Bros."  Knives, Forks,  3poons, etc.  , Uyes carefully examined and  properly fitted to the best grade  orrr rRy  Repairing. V _,^S        Ss>~~S  Write, telegraph or telephone���we are here  early and late, and on the jump to serve "you  quickly with all the right things ,in Watches,  Clocks, Jewelry, Silverware, sterling and plate ;  Onyx Tables and goods too numerous to mention.  These are the days that a house like ours can show  Its real worth to our customers. Whatever the  size or character of your order, we can fill it and  ship it at once. "The goods you want just when  you want them," that's my motto. Never \.ere  we in a position to give better service to our customers than now. My stock of all kinds of goods  on all lines are a marvel of comprehensiveness.  Their bulk and quality mean to you the best  procurable goods at the lowest possible prices and  you have tlie assurance that they are all right.  Our watch and jewelry department has no equal  in the country.  Mail and express orders have our  prompt atten  tion.  [rT^acssEKZx  i��wriniii.irti��-��iri��jMiiiMiiri-iir��rrii��iTMiiii��iiajmi.rM��M7<.-i.^ij����r^.r-m��-ra.,-.�����i>.mn��r rr^-1-fiif  g,    '       ������������"��������� �����i.M..-��..��iim���^��������im��m.im-.1||n|w_T,T^|r.ri1mr_T,__. -^r1,wrTrfTf-|iTB [M-���-|f1M_l��MM��ll��l����llll.llll��ll.ll��ll��lll��MIIIIII^��^.IMI��l����.l����IIM������M.III��M��IMi��������MMllM.I��.MM��l��T-��''rr r J^  ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������l  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 ol all kinds.  OOK  WARD AND   BAKER  STREETS,   NELSON  IP������������ �������������������������������� ��(  >����������  1  w��w��frW<ff��^��iW��re<i"'i������WTW^  H^I^W'^lff;��l"'r'��.����n.��Tl)*.  nmmmnmmm^����^��i��^^ii''i,^ir^^^^'Vmm^'^^^ml't f"  " ' 1. "     ..      ' '   ��  a tl " ,|  h  0        -       . H ..if ���  .,y x~" -- ���*���--:  ��� r~i - ������ -inirr iid-fciiiiimn i  - a��� ���   ������  -���--'    -   +>***��� e- -iw-^.i:. .H.l...... -.-^  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  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  F  t, Nelson  i  MONTREAL,  Sole  Manufacturers of the "Pinto Shell Cordovan" Gloves and Mitts  R. H. CAR LEY, B.C. Agt.  $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  P. TIERNEY, GENERAL AGENT  &  ;��ui  5  inn  1 fi.  PL  f  lias  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.  NEELAWDS? OLD STAND, BAKER ST  MVQ  iiar  GENERAL BROKER  One seven-roomed house and  one 11 iree-rooin 11oitse  for rent.  Three   dwelling houses for sale on easy terms.  WfJZZ^Z^ op,,osit0 Roynl SEE ANNABLE  ������/  ��t!f#Wi��|fWW>!Wm'^^  WW^<^fWHW������^FiI^W��*|t����WWW  ^ItWp^a^lB^wy^^W,^,^  MW��JIW^l>WW*'^^mfc*^f^^  **��'WlW!BW^'ffl#l!K^i<��i^^  I- n H    . - i     .. S      m  f  mri**^'i***tytff*^ir*y-.  **r#f ^ftarm wmmnm IWfwwiwfjii* ,h-    ������ ������ __.!>! i -  \  V=     ---'   ���fa ���     iiT      .1 l~i  ___. JAI li rW i  r  <-.--.'  *__��� !_.  *. j-  is :_*��r.,  gAAann  ;.��<? .��  |7l   JVC  jl-"_j>*j  F   fl. *"   ^\  _^7telV -  HT   El* *r.  ri��i  SM.JS  VOL. VI.  NELSON, B. C.; SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1903.  NO. 31  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.  CANADA has already gained a most unenviable reputation as a land of   protested  elections.    We do not   believe   that  elections  here are   more  corrupt   than   elsewhere,  but  nearly every appeal to the people is   followed  by an appeal to the courts.   This is extremely  unfortunate and   impolitic ; the   frequency of  exposure of corruption   renders���has already  rendered���the public callous.    There has probably never been an election   held   iu   which  all the voters were actuated   only   by   proper  motives, the choice of the best man. Of course  there are improper motives which are not corrupt and corrupt motives which are not criminal ; the man who votes for  a  friend whose  principles he does not   approve,  and  the man  who supports a cause he does not approve because it is to  his  profit   to   do so,   are   both  guilty of abusing the franchise.    But  the civilized world   has   elected   for democracy   and  the choice is   irrevocable,   the true leaders of  .mankind can only hope to hold up ideals and  slowly   teach   people   to aspire.,     It does not  elevate popular  sentiment   to. see  a   bitteily  .contested election followed by exposure of dishonesty on both sides, and however decisive a  legal victory may be, it is certain to be barren  of results so long as the two  factions compose  the whole electorate.    Except for  the  sake of  disqualifiying and removing  an  unfit representative, protests are an   evil   in   themselves  and productive of no   good.    It is policy even  to feign a belief in public   virtue and  wisdom  though the contrary may be proved, may even  be self-evident.  . The recent bye-election in Burrard district  while unimportant in itself has some features  worthy of comment.   First, it  entails the po  litical burial of ex-Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes ; the election by an urban constituency  of a man whose conduct in a high office necessitated his dismissal by his poHtical friends  would have been a disgrace and a misfortune.  The other feature will also be satisfactory to  most Canadians-r-a majority of the electorate  preferred a responsible supporter of a regular  party organization to an irresponsible advo  cate of socialism, however estimable as a private citizen. The result ( cannot be said to  have any political significance. The Conser-;  vative party wisely ignored thi contest, as it.  could not influence their   position at   Ottawa.  Whether or not the prospective provincial  bye-election in West Yale is deliberately nullified by the impossible provision for the return of the writ, the result will be of interest..  No one can forecast the result of the first division of the Legislature. North Victoria has  already condemned Col. Prior's administration, and the Cabinet is not 3'et complete. Of  course Col. Prior has as much right as his  predecessor to retain office in spite of vacant  departments and vacant seattf, but even the  sitting members will probably be influenced  by public opinion as expressed in election return.  Although to readers of the fragmentary, incoherent news items for which we are so deeply indebted to the Associated Press company,  it would seem that the world is fairly auiet,  this is certainly not true; in fact, not for  many years have there, been so many clouds on  the international horizon.  Great Britain has, to occupy her statesmen's  leisure moments, the resettlement of South  Africa with all its kaleidoscope of clashing  aims and interests, the repression of the Mad  Mullah in Somaliland, whom a momentary  success mipht at any moment make leader of  all the Arabs of the Soudan, the reclaiming of  the Nile Valley after two thousand years of  desolation, the protection of India against the  ever-recurring famine, and peace to preserve  for all her pickets on the coasts of  the world. In addition, the Chinese question remains to be settled, the passing of the  Dardannelles by Russian cruisers cannot be  ignored, Venezuela has to he disciplined, and  the Alaskan boundary is still undefined. At  home the Education Act has to be administered tactfully, the apprehension about Britain's industrial condition allayed, ard Ireland  to be kept relatively quiet.  Germany has .industrial depression to face,  while tho Kaiser insists on enormous additions to the navy, and   the   Venezuela claims  have   been   declared  to   involve   Germany's  prestige.  Russia is steadily encroaching upon and intriguing in   Turkey, China  and   Afghanistan,  while her peasants are starving, and Poland  and Finland only quieted by military occupa-  ; tion.  Austria-Hungary still is rent by the struggle of hopelessly diverse race-elements, while  her Turkish frontier is the scene of endless  lawlessness and disorder.  Turkey's northern dependencies are slumbering volcanoes and bands of robbers may at  any time become invading armies.  Spain has been the scene oi labor riots for  the last three years, the armv is mutinous,  the treasury empty and the people restless and  reckless.  France is fairly quiet and prosperous, but  her population is decreasing, her prestige declining and her heart still longing for those  lost provinces.  The United States is trying hard to solve  the tremendous problem of protecting labor  without crippling capital and enterprise.  Meanwhile, the events of the past few years  have forced the Union from its policy of isolation, compelled it to become a world,  power, and necessitated an army and navy in  portion to its interests.  Altogether there is need for patience, forbearance and wise counsel in the Cabinets of  the world more than ever before ; a pin-prick  anywhere may bring a deluge of blood.  Although the "gold, silver and   base   lead"  of British Columbia   is still   concealed   under  blankets of Bnovv and other things, we   are  in  the habit of thinking  as   February   advances  that Spring is not   far off.    In   all   countries  the coming of  Spring   is   the   signal for   renewed activity���plowing,  sowing,   moving of  timber, rail-laying and   prospecting.    But for  some time the snow has not been the  heaviest  encumbrance on the mines of British Coltim-  bia.    High wages, expensive  machinery   and  ���upplies, difficulties of  transportation, coat of  smelting and low prices for the final   product,  have combined to make   the  mining  even of  proved properties   remunerative only   to   the  working   miner.     Will   the   coming   Spring  bring a relief for any of these burdens on   our  chief industry ?    We havo  asked,  often   and  loudly,   for   government   aid in   raising the  price, but as yet   without avail ; the cost   of  smelting is not likely to grow leas, wages  can  hardly be   reduced,   but   machinery,  supplies  and transportation are items of expense capable of   reduction,  and    herein  lies   our chief  hope.  I  ���__#.<��*>B>IM_IM��*f*"*14 **   -��^.^1iu��iM��~i������������������iw��ct����*��^^ ��u,��.kww>rUit-arFif .>����..����. link  1      nl ���     ��� >     -1 > u l|       h , ,      .,  A       il     1 'ft.' ���    , "      '        ' ll    ,'     .  . u !        , .  .      .    .      l       .    I*      . . ' ill.   .    . ,. I -77.       ft  ,|i  If  I'  0  ��<��� .  -H  I:     1   1  '"",,h"'"AAA"'" ' if *" A'" , '" 'A'. A  i"U i-ll /(^sv  i* ff  V    "'A*  1  ��' A!>  7n x  I|||.H,.��.IWIIWW,WHI.P��JBI, HWWIMmJ MPMW  "���"'*""-"-yyy /  1 1,  - , ,1       i  ...   t  1    n  ,11,   I k |3 BL^  i rtiin iHlrtr- ii II  ������ ���      *���  lMlllllM   --e7 *;���"  T   HE NELSON ECONOMST  ^ I ^HERE are adages so venerable that they  -*- are called ''.saws," the word being used  in derision, but if their teachings were followed we would all be so benefitted that we  would never quote them except in language of  respect.    For example, there is that old max-  >j  im, "Think twice before you speak once.  Call it a "saw" if you will, deride it if you  please, and quote it only to ridicule if you  want io, but nevertheless, it contains a truth  that cannot be ignored. It only has one  fault, that is, it is scarcely complete enough.  If the dead, and probably forgotten author of  it, had appended it to a clause so as to make  it read, "Think twice before you speak, and  think thrice before you act or write," and  could have left with the maxim a heritage of  obedience to every man that it could share,  his name would now stand prominent amongst  those who are identified with all the great discoveries, inventions and accomplishments of  the past. It is only by applying ; a truth to  details, and by making significant the apparently insignificant, through comprehensive  tests, that we can obtain, a full comprehension  of the entire scope of an idea, policy or system. It might not be inopportune,-therefore,  to imply the important maxim to the ordinary details of everyday business life  Think twice before you embark ir any commercial enterprise. The decision lo engage in  a certain trade is but the preparation for the  battle, and no hotly contested battle was ever  won without the victorious army having perfected all its plans in advance. The merchants primary object in trade ventures is, of  course, the making of money. His ultimate  success depends upon himself and the surrounding conditions. If he selects a certain  branch of trade he must ha ire well defined reasons for his selection, and unless he knows in  advance all the possibilities of failure, as well  as the probabiHlies of success, the prospects  will be unfavorable for him. An intelligent  and comprehensive idea of the reouirements  of any line of trade should be obtained before  the investment of capital is made.  Think thrice before you grant credit to  strangers or customers. Think three times  thrice before you grant credit at all. The  more credit you give the more difficult it will  be to refuse credit to those you have no confidence in. The more rigidly you adhere to a  cash system, the easier you will find it to utter tho potent "no" when a doubtlol customer  wants thirty days' time on $10 worth of merchandise.  Think thrice before you give your promise  to "do all in your power" for a friend,  whether ho is simply starting in a small business for himself, or whether he is embarking  in a political contest. If you do all in your  power  for  such friends you will  neglect your  own business, and they will never be able to  repay you as far as that is concerned. Think  thrice before you ask a favor. If you do everything in reason for yourself, you will have  very little occasion to a^k others to do anything for you. Think three times thrice before you take money out of a legitimate business to invest it in uncertain speculation in  hope of immense profits, and think thirty  times thrice before you endorse the papjr of  an acquaintance.  An exchange of ; mails between Grand  Forks and Rossland over the Great Northern  system is now in force.  Clergymen can now secure marriage registers and marriage certificates free of charge  from the Provincial Government.  President Roosevelt is expected   to visit Seattle-during the month of  April.  The hockey tournament at Rossland has  aroused considerable interest in Nelson.  There seems to be a combination amongst the  other teams to defeat Nelson if possible.  The annual meeting of the local   Council of  Women was held   in  the  lecture   room of St. ���  Paul's Presbyterian Church this afternoon.  The strike in the ccal mines at Fernie is  certain to have a depressing effect on business  generally throughout the Kootenays.  The new fire hall bell, ordered through Mr.  Jacob Dover, is, giving good eatisfaction. It  can be heard all over the city.   ,  The C. P. R. has promised to take the first  year's output in the way of locomotives of the  Canada Foundry company at Toronto Junction. This is the new concern to start in  June. '  J. A. Mara, formerly M. P. for this district,  is in the city.  A young man, in an eastern city, advertised recently for a position as second maid or  under study in a nursery, claiming to be of  good character but unable to find other employment. This is about the situation our  young men who are anxious to work are coming to. Chambermaids, or nursemaids, are  the very last callings womankind seek nowadays. In fact, they can scarcely be found for  love or money, so great is the demand for  such. False pride and false ambition has led  them to despise "working out," even at high  wages, but they are all ready to step into clerical and even to manual labor more fitted for  males, whom they have fairiy or unfairly  crowded out of trades and professions.    At the  present rate of progress the men will soon not  only come under closer petticoat government,  but will have to don the petticoats and attend  to women's work while the women put on the  pants and attend to the men's work. "A fair  exchange is no robbery," but this can hardly  be considered a fair exchange. There are big  fields of reform right here worthy of all true  womanly consideration.  The Griffiths, in hypnotism and vaudeville,  will be seen at the Opera House for the ' first  three nights of next week.  Wilsonte Uncle  Tom's  Cabin   Co.  is being,  billed for Friday and Saturday of next  week.  The Nelson Boat Club will hold its annual  ball at the Opera House next Thnrsday even-"  ing.  The resignation of Naval Constructor  Rich  mond of Merrimac fame, has been accepted by  Secretary Moody.   ���  A circumstance which came under my notice this week leads me to the conclusion that  after all woman is a curious creature. She  will go without rubbers and economize on  flannels. She will walk holes in her shoes  rather than waste money on car fare. She  will launder her handkerchiefs in her own  room, rinsing them in the basin and pasting  them on the mirror to dry. They will be  soapy and smell horrid, but she will use them  heroically, borne up by the knowledge that  she has saved half a dollar out of the weekly  laundry bill. She will deny herself the pleasure of having that dress which she really  needs, though she has the cloth all ready and  waiting, simply because the dressmaker  charges so much. She will renounce correspondence because stationery and stamps, you  know, really run away with a good deal of  money. She will make a martyr of herself  and talk about and glory in it, until every  young man who knows her (and who isn't old  enough to understand) will think what a heroic little' thing she is to battle with the oddB  of poveily. And then, brave and demure in  her threadbare cloth gown, she happens across  a ba.gain counter and mortgages her salary  for a month buying impossible gauzes ; things  that will neither wash nor wear, nor keep one  warm ; things that must be made over stiff  and crinkling silk and trimmed with velvet or  ribbons or lace, and then are only fit for a fes-.  tal gaib. And the young woman knows that  she cannot afford either tho "trimmings" or  the "making" and she really does not know  what she would do with the frocks if she  could afford them. So she lays the fragile,  useless, shining gauzes away in orris powder  at tho bottom of a trunk and talks some more  about her poverty. And her conscience doesn't  WW OH 1-lflVWW *TW fWf flW W^ff**^  yqw^'wwiffPff*^  ���^^WjWfptwPwe^^ *"W*Wv'**^*^'Wi^  ffllflWp.*!  wnfH'WffrfTff  tmrntft wi*1gtfn��w^^#a��w^^^wp.tt^^  y  iWM����^#itf*����(",fmw����T��rp^  IT  *ii(**WNt*t|'^-''^t'ifK->- .-   jTOTjSjtyF^-^llMF^^^  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  trouble her at  all.    Why ?    Oh,   because   the  things she bought were cheap.  It may be that the wish is father to the  thought, but the announcement by Mr. Aulay  Morrison, M. P , that the Dominion Government will at its next session take steps to exclude the Chinese from Canada, will encourage the hope that Mr. Morrison speaks with  authority. The Government, can no longer  plead ignorance of the feelings of the people  of this Province in this matter. There are  very few who believe that Canada weuld not  begreatiy benefitted by the exclusion of the  Mongolian.  The Quebec Government will be urged to introduce legislation to permit flogging of wife-  beaters.  The production of  the Black iHills,   South  Dakota, as prepared from   carefully   gathered  data,  since 1876,' shows the   grand   total   of  r $121,279,820.  The Python Syndicate, with a capitalization  of $7,500,000 (the figures given),  is   being or  \ ganized in Montreal to  work   mining   proper-  ties at Kamloops.  A protest is being made in Congress against  the seating of Ralph Smoot from Utah on the  ground that he is an apostle of the Mormon  church.  Another company is seeking a charter to  construct a canal between lakes Erie and Huron .  A lady was once, talking-to the Archbishop  of,Canterbury about the dispensation of Providence, and was rather boring him. To illustrate her argument she related to him how an  aunt of hers had. been going to Anerica ; she  had decided the date of departure and taken  h-dc passage, when at the last moment she was  prevented from going. The ship eventually  sank and all the passengers and crew were  drowned, and the lady looked upon this as a  special dispensation of Providence, and inquired of the Archbishop if he did not think  ho too. "I don't know vour aunt," was the  reply.  Al     HI  ::*  George Seton, a London writer, has published a budget of anecdotes, one of which tells  of a fashionable woman who appeared before  P��pe Lfao in a Very low-necked dress. His  Holiness disapproved of the costume so  strongly that he sent a cardinal to remonstrate with the wearer. The messenger made  this rather ambiguous explanation : "The  Pope, my dear madam, is rather old-fashioned,  you know, and dislikes Boeing any lady in  evening dress. 1, on thj other hand, vvho  have spent six years of my life among the  cannibals, am quite used to it "  The Late Sir Charles Gavan Duffy.  D. M. Crowley  ON Sunday last there was laid to rest in his  native land one of the notable men of  our age, Charles Gavin Duffy, in his 85th year.  Duffy was probably the sole survivor of the  "Young Ireland Party," which in 1847-8 had  established themselves in opposition to Daniel  O'Connell.  This rival association urged 'that O'Con-0  nell's movement* were too slow ; that the "repeal of the Union" would never be effected by  such pacific means as those urged by "agitating Dan"���as the Young Ireland party euphemistically termed the great leader. O'Connell never swerved from his advocacy of agitation by peaceable means for the repeal of  the Union���the restoration of the Irish Parliament as the panacea for Ireland's wrongs  and suffering. The Youug Inlanders in opposition, repudiated the "peace at any price"  policy of the repealers. Accordingly the  Young Irelanders preached open rebellion  and a resort to force. Duffy, who was then a  lawyer commencing piactice, was placad in  charge of the Nation newspaper, the organ of  the Young Ireland party, now the National  party. Duffy proved to be so fearless a champion of the new movement that his paper was  interdicted, and was himself twice placed on  trial for treason. His defence by Whiteside,  then eminent, at the Irish har, is a gem in  Irish forensic classics.  After his acquittal, Duffy was elected to the  House of Commons, but having spent his little  means in the,national movement, decided to  seek his fortunes in Australia. Landing in  Melbourne in 1855, he was warmly received by  his countrymen and admirers, vvho quietl}'  raised a fund to present Mr. Duffy vvith a  house and grounds in addition to a ��1,000  purse. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly and invited to take the portfolio of  Minister of Lands under the premiership of  Sir John O'Shaughnessy and the governorship of Sir George Rowen. He at once set  himself to the task of liberalizing the land  laws of the colony. Vast areas were passing  into the hands of jobbers at auction sales of  Crown lands and Duffy had this stopped and  a homestead law based on that of the United  States passed. This was a big task in face of  the vested interests of the time and the needs  of the treasury ; indeed it was a radical step  at that time.  The fact, that Australia owns her own railways is due largely to Duffy, who saw in the  land grant and subsidy system of the United  States a policy to be avoided, and his government issued bonds to build the roads for the  people at a time when interest was seven per  cent, and laborers' wages ��.1. per day. lie  was radical in opposition to all monopoly in  land and public utilities, and in such matters  left his mark on Ausiralfon legislation. Mr.  Duffy after being knighted in '02 was twitted  by an opposition'member vvith the seeming in  consistency of having accepted knighthood  after having been a rebel. He replied to the  the "honorable and youthful member opposite that not to have been a rebel when I was  a rebel was to have been more or less than a  man. Had my country anything approaching the liberty and form of government that  this country has I would not have been a  a rebel. But permit me, Mr. Speaker, to inform the honorable member that it is largely  owing to such rebels as myself and others that  Australia owes it3 proud position to-day."  Duffy did not need to mention specifically  the riots at Ballarat and elsewhere in Australia, when soldiers at the command of martinet  governors shot down so-called rebels who refused to pay unjust taxes and in which the  rebels occasionally dictated to the authorities,  as at  Ballarat.  Duffy, after having spent some thirty years  in Australia, largely in the heat and turmoil  of public life, returned to his native land. He  was a man of .culture and remarkable talent,  which was ever exercised in the direction of  doing right, very matter of fact, with a contempt for cunning in public men.  " After life's fitful fever he sleeps well."  Emperor William is undoubtedly the richest monarch in the world. He inherited more  then ��6,000.000 from his grandfather fourteen  years ago, which was well invested and has  since rapidly increased in value. He inherited  another fortune from his father, the late Emperor Frederick.    The Empress is also rich.  THE ANGLER.  (Republished hy request.)  Brown rocks and crowding spruces ;  White foam and amber stream ;  Deep pools that sleep in shadow ;  Wide runs that sing and gleam���  Cast!���-let the tiles light softly  Like whi s pe rs I n a dream.  A flash of red and silver  Where the foam-hells drift along���  Well hit!   The catgut straightens,  The reel begins its song.  Pray that the tip be flawless,  Pray that the east be strong.  Play him down to the shallows ;  Land him there in the sun.  He fought your wrist like a hero  And now his fight is done  And his life in the swinging eddies  Where the golden lights are spun.  When the red has faded westward  And the little stars peep out  You'll hear the spruces whisper  And the sinewed rapids shout,  And the magic of your camp-fire  Will weave your brain about.  Then care will not come near you,  And peace will fold you in  With scent of sleeping forests  Across the river's din.  He dreams of joy and fishing,  Quick leap, and scarlet I'm  Who sleeps in (*od's guest chamber  Till the early lights begin.  ��.tnnr*^.  ���w^w^w^^^  t^WWUmwyam w  to !?!   ,       .  1H-*ia.tHv    (/ IIW   I , <\        IT-      II     r     I, I II   M.J       HA.tr       t'H      H    '  ta����.        "      f      ~.  K lit'. , "       ., 'I. \ '      , ..,   ., , ft THE NELSON E.^ONOMIST  GERALDINE'S BOOTS.  They nearly strike me dumb���  I tremble when they come  Ph-a-pat ;  This palpitation  means  These boots are Geraldineys���-  Think of that !  Oh, where did hunter wia  So delicate a skm  For her feet ?  You lucky little kid,  You perish'd,. so you did.  For my sweet.  Tie fairy stitching gleams  On the sides and in the seams,  And reveals  That the Pixies were tbe wags  Who tipl these funny tags  And these heels*  What soles to ��harm an elf 1���  Had Crusoe,, sick of self,,  Chanced to view  One printed near'the :tide7  Oh, how hard he would have tjjed  For the two.  For Geyry's defeonnair,.  And innocent and fair  As a rose ;  She's a�� angel in a froek,  She's an angel with a e-lock  To her hose I  The simpletons who squeeze  Their pretty toes to please  Mandarins  Would! positivelly flrneh  From venturing fo pinch  Geraldine^s.  Cinderella's lefts and rights  To Geraldiners were frigbtp.,  And I trow  The damsel, deftly shod.  Has dutifully trod  Until now.  Come, Gerry, since it snits  Such a pretty Puss (in boots)  These to don,  Set your dainty hand awhile  On my shoulder, dear, and I'll  Put them on.  AN IDEAL WOMAN.  u  NANCY," began Priscilla, as she turned  her gloves inside out and unfastened  her veil, "Nancy, I have discovered my ideal  woman."  " Have you, indeed ?" inquired Nancy, in  slightly sceptical tones. "Who is she, and  how long have you known  her ?"  " She's Mrs. Wysely and I've known her  about four hours," replied Priscilla, promptly,  in accents that, defied her friend to jeer at the  length of her acquaintance with the ideal woman. So Nancy contented herself by remarking, "Ah !" in a superior way and asking what Mrs. Wysely was like.  " Well, in the first place, she's young  enough to be jolly and she's old enough to be  sensible. She's beautiful enough to be a mental stimulus to a roomful of brilliant men and  women, and she's simple enough to make a  crowd of children happy playing with them.  She's domestic enough to keep house perfectly  and she's���  " How do you know ?" the critical Nancy  interposed, and Priscilla stopped suddenly in  her torrent of praise.  " Why, why," she stammered", "why, you  can tell. She was lunching at the bobbins'  with me and I could see. And Nettie Rob-  bins told me a lot about hpr when she was  gone. Don't you think such a woman about  perfect ?"  " Oh, yes, if she really   is   so," said   Nancy  indifferently.    "My   perfect   woman,   in   the  first place, is   absolutely   healthy.    She's vigorous and enthusiastic, but   ber vigor and enthusiasm   never   degenerate   to   extravagance.  She is philanthropic, but not tiresome or faddish about it.    She   has   a   fine,   well-trained  mind, but she is not a pedant.    She's  capable  of enjoying equally a grand opera   night   and  a sunset from   a   hillside.    She's   abundantly  sympathetic and loves people and excitements  and at the same time   she's  fond  of   solitude.  She reads Browning and yet isn't above an intelligent   interest  in   how to   keep   the   shoestrings tied.    Sbe can   discuss   the war situation with some degree of intelligence and gives  a recipe for cup-cake and   enjoy the ability to  do both.    She's absolutely  unconventional in  her ideap, but rather conventional in her own  ways.    She's liberal in her views, but doesn't  howl over   the   narrowness   of   other   people.  She's honest, but she doesn't find it  necessary  to tell you how unbecoming your   clothes  are  or how fat you are getting.    She takes a deep  interest in the  higher   education   and the uplifting of the   masses,  and   she   is also an enthusiast on the subject of  gloves,,   She   looks  well to the   ways  of  her   household j but she  doesn't bother  about other   people's.    She���"  " Well, I don't see that you are describing  any one so very different from Mrs. Wysely,"  interrupted Priscilla. "She's all these things,  and more, too."  " You didn't hear me out, Pris," said  Nancy, smilingly. "There's one respect in  which my ideal differs from your Mrs.  Wysely."  " What's that ? I suppose your ideal would  never commit the indiscretion of matrimony ?"  jeered Priscilla.  " No, it isn't that," said Nancy, with an angelic smile of forgiveness, of the gibe, "But  my ideal woman never committed the indiscretion of living at all. See ? Come in and  help me mnke the cakes for tea."  SHORT STORIES  When Bernard Shaw's play, "Arms and the  Man,"j\vas produced in London for the first  time, it   was well received, and   at the   fall of  the curtain there were clamorous calls for the!  author, to which Mr. Shaw was at length induced to respond. The audience were still  cheering; but there was one dissentent in the -J  gallery, who was "booing" with the fall power \  of a pair of very strong lungs. Mr. Shaw |  looked up at the disturber and said very seriously : "Yes, sir, I quite agree with you ; but  what can we do against a whole houseful ?"  A lady who had a servant somewhat given  to curiosity, enquired, on returing from a A  visit one afternoon : "Did tbe postman leave f  any letters, Mary?" Nothing but a postcard, l]  ma'am." "Who is it from, Mary?" "And  do you think I'd read it, ma'am?" said the  girl with an injured air. "Perhaps not," le-  marked the mistress, "but anyone who sends )  me messages on postcards is stupid or impertinent." "You'll excuse, ma'am," returned ,  the girl, loftily/"but I must say that's a nice  way to be talking about your own mother."  The traveller in Ireland will do well, when  he engages a jaunting-car, to make sure ofthe \  step to which, in mounting, he must trust his  weight. The carman does not help him to  mount. A gentleman once said to the driver  he had engaged; "I am afraid that step, is-  loose." The man took hold of.it and shook it.  "Ah, sure," said he, "it's too sthrong, it isl  What are ye afraid of?" At that instant it  came off in his hand. But he turned to his  fare with the sunniest of smiles. "Well, sure,  said he, "didn't I save yer honor from a broken leg ?"  It is related that Sir Hiram Maxim and his  wife were recently stoning at a watering-place  on the Continent, and when the time came to  pay the billon leaving; the landlord looked  askance at the proffered check. He knew the-  name, but had no evidence that the signer was  the owner of it. And Sir Hiram had not  enough cash in his pocket to meet the case.  Then Lady Maxim invited the proprietor to  go down to the pier, put a penny in a certain  slot and look.    And he saw a"living nicture" '  " . o  of Sir Hiram firing a Maxim gun in. the presence of the Shah of Persia. That was conclusive.  When Disraeli made his entry into public  life he contested High Wycombe, and then, as  ever, his ready wit helped him to success. His  opponent wasa county man of influence. In  an address to the people this gentleman asserted that he was "standing for the seat upon  the constitution of the country, upon the  broad acres of his fathers, upon law, property  and order." "What does Mr. Disraeli stand  upon ?" demanded one of the county magnate's adherents. Disraeli immediately rose.  <ci stand upon my head," he answered, with a,  meaning glance at the portly person of his opponent. Ho proceeded to demonstrate it in a  telling speech.  _|PSr  ai- V,"   - . "VV  Tr  w***lw*pW*'W*f��  i <   ' ,      ,111 ',       II'  ,  ^fl��wp��*P^P��.  H,^li*^.��ft��fW����rw��i����wt^'^mn*^  mw..n.w^fi..>r����r<��^'r.*w>������������^ ">. -  >   , II a ll il|.t       !'     ,.,        A  ��,<(&!��� *rHi<" A  * Mk "* t���* "*   ^i  .i* ���   .--a  :*.       A-  JJL  ��� -f     Km  .  .->       ���-    .     r,...     .���-���   ,  \  J  i  ���i  *-���  H  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  Injury to Teeth.  Much injury is often done to teeth by  using improper tooth powder. Powdered  chalk sifted 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 rinso the moutb  With warm aromatic water after eating.  Old Dunlu~as Hofuse.  Mrs. Flora Annie Steel's Scotland home  i& 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 DargaL  Women of Servls.  It is stated that Servian men do noS  marry for love, but to secure an additional worker for the household, so very  young men marry women several yeai-s  older thun themselves, as girls are less experienced in housework. In the lower and  middle classes women are always helped  Jast and may not sit down unbidden i&  , Ihd presence of th�� men.  0    -    ��� - A.    W.     ._ '  jTbe ex-qaeen of Hawaii, surrounded  ; by her court, was engaged in earnest  conversation with Dr. Mary Walker.  The little doctor was neat and spick and  span from the collar of her Prince A1-.  bert coat to the soffes of her little boots.  She was dres&od like a man. She ysrore  no* petticoats, but the serpent trail' of  the , petticoats her foremothers wore is  ���yer- her still, for all the evening she  safe with her knees close together. She  7?ejirs trousers, but the inherited restraint of the petticoats bhids her knees.  She may dress like a man, but she'll always fiit as women  sit. -���-�����.  Net long ago m�� majesty of Siaxa  (pave an Italian (for painting one of his  wives from a photograph) "the grand  cross of the Siamese crown." It is a  rather large order. " 1 his cross, " said  his majesty graciously, "will entitle  yon to marry 12 wivea ; It U a distino��  tion I seldom confer, so I hew vou will  make good,use of it. ���' ->. "-�����__     v      ���.*  WMMMmKM-  25  KOOTENAY     .  .  COFFEE CO.  Coffee Roasters  Dca,ers in Tea and Coffee  We are offering at lowest prices the best  grades of Ceylon, India, China and Japan f  Teas.  Our Best Mocha and Java Coffee per  pound - .#   -10  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pounds 1. 00  Choice Blend Coffee, 4 pounds.   L 00  Special B lend Coffee, 6 pounds 1 00  Kio Blend Coffee. 6 pounds   100  Special Blend Ceylon iea, per p-mnd.    &0  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTENAY COFFEE C 0.  Telephone 177.  P. O. Box 182.  A/E3T   ��BAKER    STREET,    NELSON  CSRTjFIiCATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.  " Minnehaha" and "Hiawatha." Mineral  Claims.-situate m the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located: On headwaters of Yuill  Creek; on Kootenay Lake ��Fope. -.��....  Take notice that. I, Robert Wetmore'Han-  nington. ol Nelson, B. C.acting as agent for  James H. Mora'11. Free Miner's certitlcate No.  B69.157; Charles W,. Greenlee. Free Miner's  certificate No. 'BB5),158:; and Honorable Andrew G. Blair. Free Miner's certificate No.  B62.659, intend sixty days from the date  hereof, to apjp>ly to the Mining Recorder for  a certificate of improvements, ior the purpose of obtaining a Grown grant of the above  claims. _  And further take  notice  that action, under section  37, must be commenced   before  the issuance of such -certificate of improve  mental  Dated this31st day of October, A.D.. 1902.  R. W. JlANNINGTON.  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 J. V. C Green, acting  as agent for Aaron II. Kelly, Free Miner's  Certificate No. UOl.iWl, Intend, sixty days from  the date hereof, toanplyto the MiningtRc-  corder for a Certificate of Improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining, a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  ���lection '.17, must he commenced before the  issuance ofsuch Certificate of Improvements  Dated this fourteenth clay of November, 1902  F. C. Gl'tKKN,  Nelson, B.C.  Contrt pays for throo months' mombornhlp.  ���.J Each momborrocoivoa tho otllclal club or��nn  ovorytnonth.incliidinpcOpicccflofhlKh-olaHayocal  and iufifcrumoutal now muflio oiuah month, 18  pieced in all: aloo a Ocrfciilcato of MambcrHhip  wbich ffivcfl tho privilege of Club Room in Now  York City, and of buying literature, mimic or mu-  fiiiml inntrumonta of any dencHption at wiioIobiuo  priced, Having yon from 20,V to tfOtf on your pnr-  ohaflo&. Don'tfftiltojoinntorioo.YouwUlgotmuch  moro than your money'sworth. Mutual MTKifr-  A.VIY-MUSIO OiiUn, Dopt.     , 160 Nosnau St., N.Y.  Nottctt To Delinquent Co-Owner.  To Dan  Palmer or to any person or per-  sons to whom ho may have trunslenvd  his  Interest  in   me "AiverHtone" and    IMIgrlm'  mineral claims, situate ou ihe Divide ol Bird  and -19 creel's,Nelson Mli.lng Division of '���* est  Kootenay: ,       , .,.,,,,,  You and each ofyou are hereby untitled that  I have expended two hundred dollars In  labour and Improvements upon the above  mentioned mineral claim in order to hold  said mineral claim under the provisions 0.  the Mineral Act, and If within 91) days from  the.late ol' tills notice, you fall or rclnsc to  contribute your proportion of such expenditure together with all costs of advertising,  vour interest in said claim will become l te  proitertv of the subscriber,; under Section  4 of an Act, entitled "An Act to amend the  Mineral Act, ItlMI."  < J ATM Kltl NK DKM AI N K.  D.itod this Atli day of February, \'MO.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEM   NTS.  G, West (Fractional) Mineral Claim, situate  in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located: On Toad Mountain.  Take notice ���that I, F. C Green, acting as  agent for Aaron JI. Kelly, Free Miner's Certificate No. B/il.'J'.ll. intend, sixty days  IVom the date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of  Improvements, for the purpose ol obtaining a Crown (.rant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section .17, must be commenced before the Issuance of sueh Certificate of Improvements.  Dm ted this fourteenth day of November, 1902  F. C Ghnkn,  Nelson, II. fJ.  Notice To Delinquent Co-Owners  To Thomas Bennett, Albert Bennett, Maggie  Louise Fennel I, George A. Hun tor, James  Uourko.and every other persons or persons  having or claiming any Interest In tlie "Galena" Minora Ida! m situate about six miles  north oi'Snlinon Siding and two miles west  ofthe Nelson and Fort Hhoppard Railway,  In Die Nelson Mining Division, District of  West. Kootenay. , ,   ,  You and each ofyou are hereby notillod  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 ll' within ninety days from the  date of this notice you fall or refuse to  contribute vour portion of such expenditure  together with all costs of advertising your Interest in said claim will become tho pro-  pertvof the subscriber under Section four ol  1111 Act entitled "Ait Aot To Amend The  Mineral Act, 1900."  I. M. MHiAUKN  Dat  Bv his Atiowiev, R. >!. Macdonald.  .el I Ills nth nay ol Deeein ber, .002.  Hair,  Nail, Tooth,    Bath,  Infant, Etc.  Also a full line of,Sponges and Bath Gloves at  anstone's  tore  AfOn. W  ��� ���        e a  I*. ��� r -b. a  -rsr  ,!.��.., (  Letter Heads,  Bill Heads,  Statements,  Mote Heads,  Enveldpfe-S,  Business Cards  Dodgers,  Tags,  Etc., Etc., Etc.  -/FT  1��1V'- v-  ftTHt-.HU=  ��3s������   f*e.  '���&.'���  >M  -OR-  Your  Will buy a first-class, well-made  Suit of clothes at my establishment.  WM%$MM  > $fii0if$i��0ti>  li'OB  A. Gee  TREMONT BLOCK.   NELSON  JOHN  McLATCHIE  Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  usfoms House, Nelson, B.C.  Ol).  WADDS BROS.  [Vancouver and Nelson  BAKER STREET, NELSON,   B. C  Feb. II, 12, 13 and  14  Will Ihhuo rutimi ti(!ketH at Mingle fare  lor round trip. DatoH of Halo February 1 fill, 12th, l��th, Mth, good to  return till Itahruury Kith.  Kor tiino tahlci.s, rates mid   inlornia-  tion, apply to loral agents.  DlHt. 1'llHS. AkI.i  NcIkoii.  K. .1. COYliK,  A. O, 1��. A.  Vuueouvrr  swm-i������Ti>wi��i  lffwt����f!w����wp��jpti*H��w*��'  I  w.frV   h.       1 r  ������M����lpS����M��W����W!WWfiSW*fW^  HM.|fqW'VW*l.*����miWWr  '.      l;  il  '   '"" ' ���'������������       -       -    .   -        ,jBjf+^l-f W   1    J+t-f5!-! i4.~ia.S-   sr/^fiUMti 8-      A ^ -I K*K-  > >J-J  n\W"v, W>~t4.  r h  yyt'" <;  ^f i Si    -��_ "     - ~ -  i-         Jl  *_ 1   ,  ���***"���*- ��" ��      *  ������-        '-"~    -     -r-J,*|  Jurta^.��....f*-.J __...____.   ������ni-__.jT-_t_ig__   f     . . ,^�� ^^Jf\ \ -1   r       i  "-Jil '      I  -������   ���*- -~- -'.      I  , J    .. ..~    .  ~-��.    ���     JLJXiti..  1   .��.   J  -a  8  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  P  ;k  i  ������jtW-i-ii-  That we are receiving new goods  every day.  Here are a few things just opening up : a  Blouse Waists* Dress Skirts and Costumes.  Piece Goods in Plain and Figured Lustres, Italian Cloths, Homespuns, Friezes,  Broadcloths, Serges and all the Stylish  Cloths. a  Beautiful and complete new line of Embroideries and Insertions.  Orkney  Shetland  Floss an all   staple 1  colors. ,"���' '���:'._ A": ' "''"''  Our usual complete line of Fancy; .Art-,-  icles.  Our staple stock is now in good'condi-^  tion, so you  can get  everything you. re-/,  quire in this line.  /Complete   line ,of Carpets .and House  Furnishings.  Our Spring Millinery is comitig j part  of it ishere.r'now., Do not miss having a  look through. ' ,..,,...  i , * ��� '.   . ���'...���  We undertake to give yoa satisfaction,  both in value and style.  '.' ->-i  J  .    ii  The Greatest Labor Saver  re��t o��ap ndw made  ..' Ayyz���'������!> v  . J.,,|,|.)   '   ' ..I |  ���   '  v.lu  OU  A'  /,   .  :���',  11.  '���{'I    a  To come and see our Xafgf��e Stock k>f  Furniture, Carpets   and Linoleurris;  ���/< i�� i <  ..v.;'. *-  ;M  ,1 .      ...u,"t  ���iV.'    " '     ll'   ,   ,'  ;.' ��  i      t I  I.i  ��SSj-*~  Jj&W.  rt'ir  .A. a;  niturev. .Dealers  '5��WT>' ^tjft *i'      ���" i"��*'w**"f*-"*'*'w  ���     As ( H        AW> <i       '    ���  MWOTW^WW^Iffl^^ ^io fill miff *t  ��*l   0  ,���.,^., rr>1,,,���,.,,���  <rf'  ^ * * .  o! ��  ��"'

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