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 ,   -     *��  -    �����  <tsA  [[[HhiTiwimr-llllir '���  ������* fc.    ������^..-| 1.1* Jl���W J���.. -r-.���>^CB-       .������ ���   ������ ���f...--f  AA    -",   .'  i^iiMLitiHiimifci m nfc>  ��    ��   J>  ^M   f    ,-Ttt-  VT-*-    ��     %,  ,.j,afc.  ~v  ���  ���! -J   I.    r    ,  ���>>  \,M  *r-  *? ^  VOL. V!.  NELSON, fc. O., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1903  NO. 30  0   1 ��� -���  -  4*  ESTABLISHED ?890  9 ?     ESTA BUSHED J890  !     i  JEWELRY  DIAMONDS  WATCHES  and a  complete line  of the  GENUINE  \  "1847  Rogers Bros."  Knives, Forks,  Spoons, etc.  ISyes carefully examined and  properly fitted to the best grade .  of glasses.   ,-^-^jT    ^V���^.  .pi-., (yf%AA,,  Repairing. \^*S ^S_-^.  /  Write, telegraph  or telephone���we are   here  .early andvlate,  and on  the Jump  to  serve  you  quickly   with "all  the  right things in Watches,  v Clocks, Jewelry, Silverware, sterling and plate ;  Onyx Tables and goods too numerous to mention.  These are the days that a house like burs can shQw.  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  were  " we in a position to give better service to  our customers than TioW.'   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 the assurance that they are all right.  . <  Our watch and jewelry department has no equal  in the country.  - ?>'  A- :���  Mail and express orders have our  prompt attention: ..    ' ::a.az .       ���   .. -' ;:  <���>���  ��  grtuwiifiiiiiwiMiMUiiua-i  HUM* '.MMT'.im.l. ^K^pg  aaaiKiaaammiwm  >*4WW+**+4***********^**<>+^****��*^+*++^  ������������������<����������������������������������������������������������������������������&,  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, that we are selling at and  below cost.    A complete line of Photographic Supplies of all kinds.  WARD AMD  BAKER STREETS/ NELSON  A   ''      ' ,.l." "��� *-"���"-  ���?���....T���x...  ...*��   ^-*   i,  ���m*.  .*'  I  ��  T&E M&kSOH ECONOMIST  *���!  *  Special Quotations for'  Camps and Rflines.  ,  Special Values in  Canned Goods and Butter  Large Stock of Assorted Fresh  Groceries Always on Hand  All Orders  Promptly Filled  Red Front Grocery, Ba ker Street, Nelson  a  w>  MONTREAL, Sole Manufacturers ofthe "Pinto Shell Cordovan" Gloves and Mitts  R. H. CAR LEY, B. C. Agt  $6.15 PER TON,  DELIVERED  All orders must be accompanied by cash and should be forwarded  either personally or by mail to the office of  P   \3tKwlPi H->  SMI  ^i IS. >t  in  f if/ SI A r  Lisa U u li [fu u u Lisa  im  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.  NEELANDS' OLD STAP3D, BAKER ST  m  m ii  One seven-roomed lionise  one three-room howse  for resit.        ��  and  Three dwelling- houses for sale on easy terms.  One Lot on   Stanley   street,   opposite Royal. <e?K"K  Hotel for sale at a bargain. ��3HC  SEEfflKJML  WWp77��tW��B^ffi'(^MI|f��Wtl  iP"rt,ttt"-*t  T?W*^l1'f^**^^^ ^KflW^  .._�����,,     ,   ������   |ft,>  , -J      _., ,.��,s(,,i.,(,l.       0,      U��JW ...Mr...      .W r��r.|,V^M��       ,,�����.���.   ��.J.H-.,.!������,��r,���������,   ,_.������������    ,��,,����� | ��    ���,<,,, ��� UT**! iK'-nrilM--���~v rtnin  a-  ���<-M  Hii.tm  :L  \,i��  ii,  VOL. VI.  NELSON, B. C., SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 7, 1903.  NO. 30  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  j of merit will be advertised in these  columns, and the, interests of readers  will be carefully guarded against  irresponsible persons and   worthless  ; articles,   A. '':..-���':'':  EDITORIAL COMMENT,  ^pHE charge has been   made that   the   new  J-    council is not doing   it< 'duty.:���that   is,  carrying out the mandate of a majority of the  electors ; more specifically,   the    council   is  blamed foi being   too slow   in   awarding  the  spoils of victory ; the "city hall gang," as   the  critic so eloquently   and   elegantly   describes  our civic officials, must  all   be dismissed, because they are suspected of   not sympathizing  with the majority as fully   as  they might do.  The same critic also   blames  the mayor  and  the "Progressive"  aldermen   for   listening   to  the arguments of the West   Ward  representatives an.d allowing themselves to be influeuced  by  such   an insignificant   thing  as  common  sense.     He���the critic���forgets,  or   possibly  has never learned, that a   sane   man   owes  it  to himsolf to find a justification for  his   acts,  and that a public   man,   even   an   alderman,  cannot long preserve his self-res pent if he acts  contrary to his own sense  of right  and   wisdom.    No "boss" can exact perfect  obedience  from men of intelligence ; tbe only   free   men  who will always do as they are told, regardless  of justice and expediency, are those   vvho   are  either hopelessly stupid or flagrantly dishonest.    All others are bound   to think once in a  while and to be amenable to  wise suggestion.  Some people soem to have thought that,the  result of the municipal elections would be  that resolutions of council would be composed  by the power behind the throne and carried  with no wavering. Then we might have .dispensed with council meetings altogether ; we  might have been informed each Saturday  morning what had been decided upon, what  city officials were to be dismissed and who was  to be appointed to replace them. Ah a further retrenchment the city hall might bo sold,  as any small office would do to  accommodate  two officials and   council   meetings would   be  superfluous.  If we are so anxious for economy that we  accept the mayor's offer to perform gratis the  duties of city health officer, why should be indignant at the city clerk for offering to do assessor's work on the same terme ?  Many citizens were seriously alarmed at the  unusually heavy snow-fall ; they feared that  the city snow-plough might be sent out again.  Some Kootenay weeklies are distressed ; the  liberties of the press are being trampled upon.  The offenders are the Postmaster-General and0  a British Columbia Supreme Court Judge.  Some Canadian clergymen hava been making applications to England for contributions  to Canadian churches. Lord Strathcona deprecates this and says Canadians are as capable of supporting their own churches as  Englishmen, and ��he is right. Why, A. J.  Marks, of Nelson, gave a church and an organ  to the Christian Brothers a few years ago.  Uncle Sam and others will please take notice that Sir Frederic Borden says steps have  been taken towards creating a Canadian navy  and govern themselves accordingly.  The School Board of Chicago has substi-  tuted "woman" for "lady" in all of the rules  where the latter appeared The teachers���  that is, the female proportion ���are to be  known as women hereafter. There may be  some who will object, but the majority will  probably welcome the change. No word in  the language has been so overworked as lady.  Originally it had a conventional meaning, referring altogether to rank, which confined its  use within a narrow compass. Gradually the  meaning was enlarged to embrace all who  were well bred, gentle and cultured. When  this point was reached it was mo longer possible to place a check on it. People are apt to  think they are well bred, gentle and cultured  whether tliey are or not. The rapid and universal appropriation or adaptation of the  word "lady" was a remarkable phenomenon.  It is doubtful if the use of any word has expanded so rapidly. When every woman became a lady it ceased to have a distinct meaning. To cry back to the old-time hallowed  expression "woman" can scarcely be deemed  surprising. It is a generic word and has embraced all womankind in the minds of English-speaking people. Nothing unpleasant  connects itself with its use.    The noblest fam  ilies of all ages have borne it along with the  humblest, and the mother of mankind is particularly distinguished by the title. Its suggestions are pleasant. When one thinks of a  woman it is of her gentle qualities and virtues which distinguish her from the opposite  sex. True womanhood conveys to the mind  every-excellence and loveliness which the sex  suggests.  The Carleton (Ont.) County Council have  adopted a resolution to petition parliament to  grant an amount ($1,000,000) equal to that  voted by the Ontarie Legislature for the improvement of Ontario roads.  Liverpool and Manchester have united to  bring about cotton growing within the British  Empire.  Mr. Marconi is   said   to be working at a  portable wireless telephone.  The Economist is in receipt of a  communi-  a     ���       ' ���' ������<: . j  cation, in which it is complained that business men are no longer permitted to hold  opinions of their own without incurring the  displeasure of those with whom they may differ. The writer of the communication says  he was threatened with a boycott because he  voted for certain mpn at the last municipal  contest. If matters have come to this pass,  the situation is indeed to bedeplored, and the  future of Nelson will be easy to guess at. In  any city where any number of men attempt to  control the opinions and actions of their fellow-citizens by resort to tyranny and intimidation the pride of the citizen in his city naturally becomes dwarfed and civic decay sets in  sooner or later. This desire on the part of  lawless and ignorant characters to mould the  opinions of others and control their actions is  an insidious disease, but there is an efficacious  remedy for it. The law protects the subject,  and deals severely with the miscreant who by  threat or inuendo attempts to curtail the inalienable rights and privileges of the King's  subjects. One or two actions for intimidation  and damages might have a beneficial effect in  certain quarters.  Du. McInnes, once Lieutenant-Governor of  British Columbia, polled 845 votes in the Bur  rard contest, and lost his deposit.    He lost his  political reputation some years ago.  The result of the Burrard election should  act as a, notice to the Laurier Government to  move at once in the matter of Chinese exclusion.  Wt,-Jc-A{-ri4  UJJ.     ift /. .    , ~ pUfUa��� i-.'rv.TM^Mt.flf     re   j,  .17.  1*   W��>)^.   l��-fm  n.f^lil  H!*e��Mip*��^^��W��T��WW*'WW^W J��K*(tF(Wl>!����!��>lM,t*f<lWfi1'Vl wWTrtW!��WWT,f<w*MWf!'Ws^  U^Yr       -TUcm^.-J  ���*���   -rfJwt-A.  ' *( :*������   ni v    *t tvi- ,  "1"  it ���">~��"T'������m������  m  THE NELSON ECONOMST  TIMES had all gone to eternal smash.  There was no possibility of any longer  delaying the end. Gray knew that before  next day noon his business would be in the  hands of the sheriff. He sat in silence. It was  hard. Work and ability had failed and honesty had avaPed nothing. He grimly considered future possibilities. He could get a  job in some other fellow's office, he supposed,  and he thought that he might, perhaps, get  on his feet again. The latter possibility was  no inspiration, for he was tired, deathly tired,  ���deathly tired of it all. He didn't feel like  fighting any more. fiThen he thought of  Molly. -It'-was unfortunate for her that she  had married him. This made him gloomier.  He had ruined two lives instead of one. Poor  little girl How would she feel as the wife of  a clerk ? A  The picture aroused him to a new mental  effort. He had stopped7 trying- to break the  weight of his own blow, but could he not do  something to make it easierfor Molly? The  whirl of figures began in .his head again, but  he promptly stopped it. Arithmetic could  not make failure spell success. He thought  for an instant of dishonesty���-other men saved  money from their failures^ But he quickly  kicked that idea out. No, there was nothing  he could do to make it easier for Molly. Hold  on 1���there was one thing. His face grew a  shade paler. Butthe thought remained and  grew and grew. He would be better off, for it  would give him rest���the long, long rest that  seemed to his weary brain the only thing in  the world worth having. She would be better off, beeause she would be free. She was  lashed to a wreck now. It would be wicked  to make her sink with' it. Of course, she  would feel sorry for a'while, but grief is not  eternal. She could go back to her father, and  need not, after all, know the bitterness of poverty. It was lucky that they had no children.  Like a thief he stole through the house.  Molly was asleep. He softly kissed her. Then  he passed into his own room. He pulled out  the bottom drawer of the dresser. An odor of  camphor came from it ; it was packed with  some of his wintor things. He took them out  one by one. What he was looking for was at  the bottom. Under an old dress coat became  to a soft, pink knit affair. Some of his wife's  fancy work, he supposed. The needles were  sticking in it. It was so thin that the shape  of the revolver lying underneath showed  plainly. He lifted the fancy work with a  trembling hand. He was about to throw it  aside when he saw what it was. His face  flushed and paled and tears came to his eyes.  Einallv he turned slowly and went back to  Molly.    He did   not  take   tbe   revolver.    He  touched her on the shoulder   and held up���a  baby's shirt, partly made.  "Oh, Jack," she cried instantly awake when  she saw what he had. "And I had hidden it  so carefully.  *  *  Molly is now the wife of a clerk, and he is  not too discouraged to trv to get on his feet  again.  Two young men passed a young lady on  Baker street yesterday, when one asked the  other : "Do you know why she wears a mink  boa ?" "No," said the other. "Because she  doesn't like her chin chilly."  A pardonable expenditure on the part of  city council would be a lot of waste baskets to  hold the fool resolutions that are introduced  at each meeting.  A female minstrel company visited an eastern town the other night and of course had a  full house. Among the original jokes was  one of the "practical," sort, in consequence of  which a good many who occupied front seats  and some'who didn't are reported all broken  up. One of the beauties connected with the  show was Sbnt around to th.9 entrance door in  street costume where she demanded admittance. The doorkeeper stopped her, whereat  she screamed, "Let me in ! My husband's in  there and I'm going to take him out"!" Instantly several hundred men-���some bald and  some not���began trying to get under the seats,  while one made a dash out of the window and  escaped in the darkneps.  There are some men to whom a loss of their  reputation would mean mighty goodJuck.  All men are born equal, but some eventually  become members of the city council.  Dr. Hammond says insomnia is due to mental activity. As yet the disease has not secured a grasp on Aid. Irving.  The reckless prodigality with which, in  ancient Egypt, the upper classes squandered  away the lives and labor of the people is perfectly startling. In this respect, as ths monuments yet remaining abundantly prove, they  stand alone and without a rival. We may  form some idea of the almost incredible waste  when it is said that almost 2,000 men wore  occupied for almost three years in carrying a  single stone from Elephantine to Sais ; that  the canal of the Red Sea alone cost the lives  of 120,000 Egyptians ; and that to build one  ofthe pyramids reouir^d the labor of 200,000  men for twenty years.  Some drummers wore diverting themselves  in a smoking car by repeating episodes of so  called "cheek."    All but one had   related   an  instance.    When   he   was   called   upon,   he  drearily said : .      ��� .  "I don't remember anything worth telling.  In fact my wife has completely dazed my  oiemorjT of matters of that kind by a fine  sample of her own stock. You see, when I  got back from my latest trip, I went home at  something after 9 o'clock in tbe evening.  Well, there was my house lighted up from top  storey to basement, carriages were leaving the  door, and affairs seemed to be going on inside  on a grand scale. I let myself into the base-'  ment with a latchkey and walked into the  dining-room. Strains of music came from the  back part of the hall, and the mingled laughter and conversation indicated a host of  guests..  "Presently my wife came into the dining-  room dressed like a princess. She ran up to  me saying :  "'Oh, Jack ! I'm so glad you've come home  ���early-.'".'-'  " 'So'm I,'A said I. 'What's the racket-  surprise party ?'  " 'Surprise party ?'   said   she, with a pout.  .-���' No, indeed.    It's the anniversary of my wedding.' .    ,   ���-.-������.' 7 ..  "'Tilda,' said I, 'you're off. You're way off I  This is the month of January. It was in summer we were married 1'  "She serenely replied : 71 know that very  well. This is the anniversary of my first marriage.    Go and put on your dress suit, dear.'"  There can be very   little  fault  found   with  the council for following put an  economical  policy in the matter  of  administering the affairs of the  city.    Business   men   have  been  compelled.to resort   to  economy in order to  hold   themselves together,   and  for   the same  reason economy is desirable iu   the   administration of the affaiis of the city.    But there is  such a thing as false  economy,   and  there is  some danger than in the "cleaning  out" process now going on the city may be the loser before the'year is out.    It may be that the council has good   and  sufficient  reasons  for  dismissing certain  officials,  but  without either  questioning or admitting this,.I think there is  room for condemning the dismissal  of  City  Treasurer Wassen without notice of any kind.  Mr. WaBsen's case is different to that  of the  other officials inasmuch as he held a  position  of great trust and  his  dismissal without  notice may create a false impression in the minds  of people outside the  city.    Here where he is  known his character will not suffer by the dismissal, but in other  places  his  reputation is  likely to  suffer by  the blot  which  the city  council has placed upon it.    Supposing it has  been telegraphed to outside papers, and in all  probability it has, thai the treasurer of Nelson  has been dismissed without the usual investigation, what conclusion will be  arrived at as  to the cauBe  of  the  dismissal.    It  certainly  would not be favorable  to  Mr.   Wassen.    By  some it is believed that the council after it has  found out the cruel injustice it has done this  h  ���"�������H8��^^  } - ���ii- ��� '.-I  i.i mn.��. .H ,��ni. n-  r   ,Ar..^.  ���^���w*fr__,jh,,wn.  ���ft..   ��� ���T&rm  iww tirf-J  5���ivi  i.-A  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  .V  young man will reinstate him ; but that;  would not in any great mensure atone for the  injury he has already suffered. Mr. Wassen  is a young man of more than average ability  and deservedly stands high in the community. During his residence in Nelson be has  carried himself in such a manner as to win  the respect of every citizen. I do not believe  that any member of the council would knowingly rob this young' man of his character,  but nevertheless a grievous injury has been  done him. It remains with the council to do  all it can now to place Mr. Wassen right be-!  fore the -public. No matter how much it does  in this" direction, it can rest assured that it  can never fully expiate an offense, which, in  justice to all, I must say I believe was unintentional.  Another matter that might justly, be criticized at the present time is the   action  of  the  police board in compelling   the policemen   to  buy their own clothing.  .During   the  coming  summer Nelson islikely to be   visited  by a  large number  of  tourists.    The   CVP. R.^officials have announced   that  all   their   British  Columbia tourists will visit  Nelson/and   this  means that during the summer   and   autumn  fully five thousand sightseers from all corners  of the earth will pass through   Nolson.    It is,  therefore, desirable   that   the visitors   should  carry away with them   pleasant   recollections  of the   city, so that   they   may   have   a good  word to say of the place to   others.    A neatly  uniformed police force  gives  tone  to   a  city,  and is a matter of  convenience  as   well.    No  man is more sought after by visitors than the  policemen.    Everyone has a license to tell his  troubles to the  police  officer, and  it  is  well  that one should be able  to   tell   a   policeman  when he wants him.    Under   the   new regulation,   the   policeman   has   to   buy   his   own  clothes, and it is presumed that  the  commissioners will not attempt to dictate-to  the police just what kind of  clothes they shall buy.  Next year it may happen that one policeman  will wear  one kind  of clothes   and another  some other kind  of material.    This   will  not  tend in the direction of making Nelson an up-  to-date city.    The general   opinion is that the  decision to compel tne policemen to buy their  own clothes is a retrograde movement.  A  " The show business beats the sailor's for  superstition," said the actor. "We're the  greatest believers in omens that you can find  anywhere on the face of the earth, and, say  what you please, the after^happenings invariably carry out the teachings of tbe signs.  You know it is certain bad luck to have a funeral procession cross the line of march of a  minstrel parade. That thing happened to us  once, and by all odds that was the worst night  we had ever struck. If a man comes into a  room where a crowd of minstrels are, and if  that man has an umbrella ho had better look  out for his life. Umbrellas are sure hoodoos.  If we get into a car and   find  a   humpbacked  man, we must rub his hump or have bad luck.  It is very .comical to see thirty or forty of the  boys rusfi up ,to the poor cripple as soon as  they catch sight of him and greet him with a  %How are you, Mr. Smith ?' and at the same  time slap him. affectionately on the back.  This is done, for an" excuse to scratch his  hump, and if done properly is sure to bring  good luck."     . ..:��� v  ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE.  Sports who delight in dog fights might .get  much satisfaction if they would attend church  regularly and witness the methods of the  choir when tbey get down to business.  The determination to make the policemen  buy their own uniforms is certainly not in  line with "municipal ownership."       ���  The lumber industry of  British   Columbia  has received an impetus through the great immigration to  the   Northwest.    Lumber   is   in  strong demand, and  timber   limits   are.being  purchased wherever available.    Mi*. J: E  An-  nable, through purchase arid   option,   has   secured control of the Yiolin timber limits, situate in townships 8A and 9A, and lying south  of the Canadian Pacific Railway   and   west of  the Columbia ! River!;    These  limits  comprise  over 4,400 acres of land and   have   been   held  for four years  by  Rossland   and   Trail   men,  and said to contain some of the  finest timber  in Southern "British   Columbia.     Mr.   G.   L.  Marry, who was in the city on  Monday last,  and whohas been in the lumber .business.for  twelve years, says he has been over  a portion  of this timber limit, and that in   one  place he  sat down on a log and counted iover one hundred trees in sight which would   average  over  six feet across   the  trunk ; that  a   tamarack  tree   which  had   fallen    down   measured   21  inches 104 feet from the trunk and 10  inches  at i50 feet.    Mr. Marry's opinion is   that 20,-  000,000 feet of good marketable timber can be  taken out by putting in a  road   three   and a-  half miles long, which would not   require over  a 5 per cent grade.    The timber is cedar, tamarac, white pine, lemlock, fir and spruce.   By  building a mill along along the Canadian Pacific .vailway the timber can be manufactured  and marketed at a   very  low eost.    Mr.   An-  nable ia in communication with   eastern   peo-  ule and expects soon to close a  deal for   tho  property.  The concert given last evening in honor oj  John Loch ore was a financial and artistic  success.  McPherson has won in Burrard with a substantial majority.  Nelson intermediates beat Rossland intermediates ��vt. hockey last evening. The score  stood 8 to 2.  MISSAiNIartin picked up the little pack of  letters that the maid laid down in front  of her plate at the breakfast table and glanced  at them one-by one, and put them'-down unopened until she reached a gray envelope addressed in a big, bold hand that she seemed to  recognize. She smiled happily, told the family without a blush that she supposed the letter was an .invitation to another opening of  some fur store, &nd then tearing the envelope  aorpss at the end, took out the letter and began to read it.  It   began : "My  dear   Louise, I   know   you  have my happiness at heart, and������-  Miss Martin put the letter down in dismay.  She looked at the envelope again. 'It was certainly addressed to her. The handwriting she  knew positively to be that of John Lanster.  She was expecting a letter from him this morning. Yet she felt this letter was not for her.  Her principal reason for thinking so was that  it began : "My dear Louise." Her reason for-  thinking as shedid was that her name was not  "Dear Louise," or even "Louise." Her; full  name was Helene Elizabeth Martin,, Almost  anybody would say at first blush that a letter  addressed "Dear Louise" was manifestly not  intended for Helene Elizabeth Martin.  She turned to the signature at the end of the  letter. Yes, there it was, "John Arthur Lan-\  , ster."' She was so perplexed she could hardly  eat her. breakfast. Immediately afttsrwardb  she went into the library and sat in front of  the grate fire and pondered. John had never  called her Louise. He had, never spoken of a  Louise. Yet here was a letter signed by him  and.7-addressed to some one named Louise.  Some one, too, who had ''his happiness at  heart." It has always been strongly suspected by philosophers that curiosity might be  put down in black letters at the head of the  list of mental attributes of every woman. Miss  Martin was a woman. She had quite a struggle with her woman's nature for awhile, but  finallly she conquered and she put the letter  back into the envelope unread.  Then she sent a short note to Mr. John Arthur Lanster, which said :  "Your letter addressed to me, but beginning  'Dear Louise,' is received. I am afraid that  both 'Dear Louine' and myself have received  the wrong missives. Will you ask 'Dear  Louise' to return me my letter and I will send  her hers? I shall have to admit that I read  this much of 'Dear Louise's' letter, M know  vou have my happiness at heart.' I hope you  will believe me when I say that I read nothing  more. Possibly it will be as well for 'Dear  Louise' to keep the letter she received by mistake or to return it to you. On second thought  I do not believe I want it, even though it were  originally intended for me."  A messenger boy appeared a few hours after  this note had been sent, with another note,  which this time did not begin "My Dear  Louise"   but   instead   began,   "My    Darling  mtmiVKVm  ��raws��^  ^p��^Vtffl^fli''IWl^Wfffff^WWtyW'v  1       4fJt i  1A1.  rt*iwfm>r<&*in �� fwsofWwn^ mm^i ft  TOWIWI" Siaa!iai^eswi^S^^W^^^^^s^i^-" T-  ��� ���-��--*��- ��� -�����-  - '-*��� *.^  <i r w ���!>  nl      iinn  * - r i  ���'i   . ,  THE NELSON ECONOMIST  I'  To come and see our Large Stock of  Furniture, Carpets   and Linoleums.  Furniture Dealers  and  Undertakers.  Helene." Miss Martin perused its contents.  It said : "In justice to every one concerned, it  is necessary for you to read the letter intended for another person. I am sorry I made  such a silly blunder as to get my letters in  the wrong envelopes. But there is nothing to  do now but for you to read the letter sent you  by mistake. I am afraid you will not speak  to me again. I have told Louise what I would  never have dared to tell you. But now you  must read that letter. There is no other way.  I can only hope you will not hate me afterwards!"    Then followed the signature,"John  Arthur Lanster."  Miss   Martin  immediately  took   the "Dear  Louise" letter and  read it.  "My Dear Louise A1 know you have my  happiness of heart, and I write to answer your  questioning of the ot ier night. Yes, I am unhappy. Very, very unhappy. It is right that  I should tell you why. You said that you  knew I was in love. You guessed right. It is  because I am in love that I am unhappy.  "But you think love ought to make one  happy. Well, it should ordinarily. But,  Louise, my love is such a hopeless one. 1 am  in love with one who is far away from me as  the stars. She is so beautiful, so good, so  sweet, that when I am near her I realize how  unutterably unworthy I am of her.  "If she were poor--0, if she were only poor  ���-then I might go to her and presume to tell  Her how I love her as woman was never loved  before. But she is rich, I am poor, and I could  not ask her to share her lot with a man who  had not one single thing to offer her but.a des  perate, maddening love.  "You know, my dear sister, whom I mean  It is Miss Martin. I cannot stand the pain  that is eating out my heart any longer. I am  going to resign my position here, bright as my  prospects are, and go away. I don't know  where I shall go. I care less���Alaska, South  Africa, the Philippines* the ends of the earth.  Anywhere. Just to go where I shall not see  her and where in solotude and silence I can  finish a life that, without her, is not worth  living.    Goodbye.  "John Arthur Lanster."  For an hour, Miss Martin sat with tho letter  in her lap and with her eyes fixed on the  flickering grate fire. Then sho put her hat  and coat on and went out.  The next morning Mr. John Arthur Lanster  remained at his boarding-house for a considerable \time after breakfast, waiting for the  postman, Wnen his mail arrived he had no  difficulty in throwing to one side those envelopes which contained requests from various  tailors, hatters and liverymen to please call  and settle sundry and numerous little bills,  and picking out a letter in a violet-covered  envelope and sealed with a monogram which  had an "M" prominently interwoven in it.  He tore open the envelope and started to  read the letter when he suddenly put it down  with an expression of dismay.  He looked at the envelope. It was addressed to himself. But he felt the letter was not  intended for him. It began : "My Own Darling Fred." He looked at the signature. It  was signed "Helen Elizabeth Martin." Somebody else had made a mistake. He immediately wrote a telegram.    It read :  "Miss Helen Martin: There is a mistake  somewhere. Will return letter delivered to  me unread. J. A. L."  Having called a messenger boy and dispatched this telegram he immediately sat  down and read the letter.    It was as follows :  "My Own Darling Fred : You asked me  only an hour ago why I was laughing so merrily and for me to tell you the joke. I didn't  tell you then, but I will now. You know Mr.  Lanster, of course���John Arthur Lanster, as  you always call him. I will confess that I  have had a great deal kinder feeling for him  than you have had. I always found him a delightful companion, although you always insisted he was such a bore. I have always insisted that Mr. Lanster was really funny, and  now I am going to tell you something to prove  it.  "I received a letter the other day in his  handwriting and with his signature at the bottom, addressed to 'My Dear Louise.' Naturally I was somewhat taken aback when I read  this salutation) and wrote telling him that he  had sent me a letter intended for someone else.  He immediately wrote me a note saying that  a mistake had been made, but there was nothing to be done but for me to read the letter.  I did so, and found that it was to his sister  and not to a rival, as my jealous nature at  first led me to believe. In this letter Mr. Lanster told how deeply he adored me, and saying that  because he dared not toll me he was  going to Alaska or South Africa or Arkansas,  or somewhere to end   in solitude an  existence  intolerable  without  me.     It   was  all really  quite touching.     But now for   the joke; I investigated and found that Mr. Lanster had no  sister Louise and  never did have, and   so his  letter was intended for me after, all.     Wasn't  it   really clever of him7     And do you know  that I believe that he  will keep his word and  actually go to South Africa  or some  outlandish place, or   at least that he  will leave Los  Angeles and never see me again?   Sincerely,  "Helene Elizabeth Martis."  It was  the next day that Mr. John Arthur  Lanster went to accept a lucrative position iri  some small town Texas.  THE DIFFERENCE.  Charles Mackay.  Cleon hath a million acres,  Ne'er a one have I ;  Cleon dwelletb in a palace,  In a cottage I;  Cleon hath a dozen fortunes,  Not a penny I;  Yet the poorer of the twain is  Cleon, and not I. .  Cleon, true, possesses acres,  But the landscape I;  Half the charms to me it yieldeth  Money cannot buy.  Cleon harbors sloth and dullness,  Freshening vigor I ;  Hein velyet, I in fustain,  Richer man am I.  Cleon is a slave of grandeur,  Free as thought am I;  Cleon fees a score of doctors,  Need of none have L  Wealth-surrounded care-enyironed,  Cleon fears to die.  Death may come, he'll find me ready,  Happier man am I.  Cleon sees no charm in nature,  In a daisy I;  Cleon hears no anthems ringing  In the sky ;  Nature sings to me forever,  Earnest listener I ;  State for state, with all attendant,  Who would change ?���Not I,  ��� 11  lHWh��ba��W*W��W!��,  K.WWWIWMWMWMW  .,,1     ,-     ., fO-V  THfc NELSON ECONOMIST  Perhaps, indeed, as a rule, we suffer  more for our follies than for our sins, and  often the Nemesis which follows the Cornier is a more severe torturer than that  . which punishes the latter. Those unwise  letters that we have written, those' rash  confessions, those silly speeches, the corns  we have so heedlessly trodden on and the  nain we have so thoughtlessly given, the  Utile discourtesies of which we have been  guilty by sheer want of consideration,  how they all come upon us with a very  avalanche of shame as we lie awake in the  long reaches of the' night and go over all  the events ��fvthe past and its mischances!  Talk of the Nemesis for sin���she who punishes folly is to the full as terrible and aa  persistent. A gaucherie committed 50  years ago cam bring the blood to the cheek  now when remembered, where perhaps a  sin elicits but a half kind of sighing won-  iler���"How fcould I have done it?" and  ffHow I wislt iy^'ji^i*%v'^r&'i&'ik'eaai^''  ��.us facl>���yet it is a fact���that we suffer  mora from shame than from remorse, the  iondemnation of our associates having  jmore power over us than that of our secret  conscience.   r  A Nemesis tracks us in our children.    We  bring them Up badly, and they punish us  _;by their ill conduct, either bringing disgrace oni the family name or sorrow to  themselves or sorrow with futile regret to  . jfcheZ parents - by their undutif ulness. The  .indulgent parents who allow their young  ibnes a free hand from the beginning, who  "check no faults, lower no crests, punish no  Amisdeeds, reap their reward in the neglect  and insolence of their children, who, never  having been'taught self control, have never learned it and are now quite unable to  .,��� bend their necks to the yoke of discipline.  Self is their pivot, an4 on this the whole  of tlieir life turns. If home be dull to the  girls, they leave it, no matter what the  'agony they inflict on the 'father; who  doubts the wisdom of girls living alone  in independence���of the mother who needs  their care, their help, thete companionship,  Aat iidnie. A-If they are duU ana consent to  remain at home, they make the place like  n, fair with the constant coming and going  ���bf'theii^; young friends, their *4 pals" arid  ������; i^eir1/ii(^ilx)y8.?V'';\Th^ have been spoil-:  ed from the beginning, and those Who  have, spoiled them have now to bear the  bruat and pay the heavy bill. It is their  Nemesis, as grim as is that form which  punishes the children for the sins of the  fathers, and so. heaps on the heart and oon-  licionce of those who see the result of their  own misdeeds a burden of pain that dctft$t&  ""''   removes.���Philadelphia, Timeoa.  ".<���  K; jfiltWWWIWHIHH Mill ��������III ���IIHIIIIMIWI.    I llll..ii..��n��l..i.���IN��� I n     I nil  VMl Cents pnyo for tliroo montha* membership.  _. ��,i9 Euoh roombor roooivoa tboofltalolelub organ  y>y:iymontb,iiwluding��piooeaofbl|tli-��Iii����'ro�����l  . Mid inutrumontal new unufllp each montb. 18  I_r>.������<?fl in all; ulao a Cortllicato of Mcrabcrnhlp  B'vhtakKivcathapriviloao of CJub Room In Mew  -' V, ��rlr Olfcy. ami 61 buying Htorattmv mnnto or mu-  �������� Uml fnutramonUf of any doflorjption Atwbotawlo  I'Vtlcca,navlnp. youfromflO#to9b%onyonr Tfxt^  r&i^i^ Don't f*Utojoin��toi^  ��� Jjttaoro tbftu your monoy'aworth. Mutuai. unw-  M .UV-MUMK. Cmjb, Dopfc.     . MO Nomimi 8fc* N.Y.  KOOTENAY     .  .  COFFEE CO.  ��3e^S&fc3j6^5��iKfr^  Coffee Boasters  '"Tea and Coffee  Dealers  - We are offering at lowest prices the. best  grades ot Ceylon, India, China and Japan  ��� Teas.  Our Best Mocha and Java Coft'ee per  pound.;.,...... ....:...$  40  Mocha and Java Blend, 3 pourids. .... 1 00  Choice Blend Coftee, 4 pounds.  1 00  Special Blend Coffee,6 pounds  1 00  Rio Blend Coffee, 6 pounds  1 00  Special Blend Ceylon t'ea; .per p->und.    HO  A TRIAL ORDER SOLICITED.  KOOTEMAY COFFEE CO.  "Telephone 177.  P. O. Box 182.  AfEST     BAKER    STREET,    NELSON  air,  Nail,  infant. Etc.  Also a full line of Sponges and Bath Gloves at  anstone's Drug Store  of  Yuili  C��ERTI R C&TE OF iWlPROV'EMENTS.  41' Minnehaha " and ���' Hiawatha " Mineral  Claims, situate ���'in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where located: On headwaters  Creek, on Kootenay Lakeslope.  ���- <��� Take- uotice that X, Robert.Wetmore Han-  nington. ot Nelson. B. C, acting as agent for  Janios H. Moran, Fre�� Miner's certificate No.  B69.157; Charles W. Groenlee, Free Miner's  'certificate; No. B69,lo8; and Honorable Andrew G. Blair, Free Miner's certificatev) No.  B62.659,. intend; sixty days from the date  hereof, to .apply to the Mining Recorder for  a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  claims.       ��� .      ,  And further take  notice that action, under section  37, must be commenced   before  the issuance of such certificate of Improve  ments.  Dated this31st,day of October,.A.D: 1902. .  R. W. HANNINGTONV  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS-  Gold Note Mineral Claim, situate in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Where loeated :   On east slopeof 49 Creek.  Take notice that I, F.0C Green, acting  as agent for Aaron H. Kelly. Free Miner's  Certificate No. B51,231, Intend, sixty days from  the date hereof toapply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a, yrown Grant of  theabovochilm.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the  Issuance ofsuch Certificate of Improvements  Dated this fourteenth day of November, 1902  F. C. Ghrkn,  Nelson, B. C.  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEM t MTS.  G. West (Fractional) Mineral Claim, situate  in the NelKon Mining Division of West Kootenay District. ���     ..  Where located: On Toad Mountain.  Take notice that I, F. <!.! Green, acting as  ag -nt for Aaron II. Kelly, Free Miner's Certl-  llcite No. B51,201, Intend, sixty days  fro n the <lato honsof, to apply to the  Ml ilng Recorder tor a Certificate of  Im trovemonts. for the purpose ot obtaining 1 Crown Grant of the above claim.  A id further take notice that action, under  sect on :(7, must be commenced bofore the Ik-  HUH.11 hi of such Ocrtltleatc of Improvement*.  Da ed this fourteenth day of November, 1902  F. O  GltKKN,  Nelson, B. C.  j:  L^'l-  H��JM  ~M  LHRSS  ~"J:  -f&  SEASi  ler Peoole's  -OR-  Z    (SOotico To Dcllnquant Co-Owner.  To Da,n Palmer or to any person or nor-  ��oii8 to Whom he may have tiansfcirrod hlfi  lWt��rc��tfl��K tbe "AlyorBtoiip" and ;'PllKrl��n��'.  11 mVnoralVclaimfl. ftltuato \ on,- i.h�� Divide of Bird  jtvWl 49et<ooKfi,Neirio^M^tainc Division of Wont  Kviotonjiiy; il >-. - J'    ���'''    ��������� ''     ���' '  '��� You and cacli ofyou are hereby notified that  t Have expended ono hundred dollars In  labour and improvemonta upon the above  nientioned mineral claim In order to hold  ttand minenil elalm under tlie provisions 01  "Mife Mineral Aot, and If within 90 days from  thodatoof tlilH notice, you tall or refuno to  wmtrlbuto your proportion or such ttxpandi-  tfhre tog<Jther with all costs of ndvortlnlng,  yoiir lutcroat In Maid claim will become t xo  property of the Hubacrlber,; under" Section  5 of an Act entitled " An Act to araomd tho  . .--  m   . > AI <��� ���' -A    Cathkeunk DnsiAivru.  l>aft<jd Uila fith My of FebriiaryvlflfJU     -  I ,li        '. 1      \.        .1 7l I ' > I,  Notice To Delinquent Co-Ourncra  To Thomas Bennett, Albert Bonnett, Maggie  r.oulae Fonnell, George 1 A. Hunter, James  Bourko.atul every other pontons or persons  having or claiming any interest inthe"Ga-  lewi" Mineral Claim situate about six mites  north of Salmon 1 Bid Ing and two miles west  oftho Nelson and Fort Mheppard Hallway,  Inthe Nelson Mining Division, District of  West Kootenay. ��� ���    '  Vou and each ofyou are l\er<iby notified  that;I bavo expended one hundred dollarH  In order to hold the ahove mentioned  mineral claim under tlie provisions of  the Mineral Act, and amendment*, thereto,  and If within ninety days IVom the  date of this notice you fall or re.use to  contribute your portion of such expenditure  together with all costs of advertising your Interest in said claim will l.ccomo the property of the subscriber under Hection four ol  an Act entitled "An Act To Amend The  Mineral Act, 1900."  .1. M. MotjAlMiN,  �� By hlH.-UtoMicy, It. M. Macdonald.  Dated thlMtltli ��it.v ol Deenmher, 1902.  Will buy a first-class, well-made  Suit of clothes at my establishment.  A  TREMONT BLOCK.   NELSON  JOHN  McLATCH IE  /    Dominion and  Provincial  Land Surveyor  On. ustoms House, Kelson, B.C.  DIAN  FOR  Vancouver and Nelson  BAWER STREET, UELSOF4,  B. C  Feb. II, 12, 13 and  14  Will issue return tickets at single fare  for round trip. Dates of sale February II th, 12th, 18th, 14th, good to  return till February lflth.  mt  For time tables, raten and   i 11 formation,, apply to local agents.  J. 8. GARTER,  DlHt.PaiiN. Aijt.,  Nelson,  10. .1. t'OYLK,  a. ��, r. a.  Viinwouvwr IIVTMIH.II  -       ��  ���" ��� " "'" -1-  .     .   ���       .     , . .   ^ �����  THE NELSON  ECONOMIST  P  p:  lu  ll I1  JUST ARRIVED  India Linens,  Victoria Lawns,   Plain  and Fancy Mnslins.  Laces and   Insertions,   Alloyers   and  Nets. ���...'  o. ���       . "  t ��� ���  Beautiful Line of New Embroideries.  Complete range of Dainty \yhitewear.  i  Magnificent Range of Dress ��Goodsand  Costume Cloths.  Our usual assortment of Staples.  New and  Nafrjy Fancy Goods coming  4  every day.  Earliest buyers have largest choice.  Always a pleasure to show goods.  ^^^^^^^^^^^>^nK^^mk^^Bj^^l^m^.fV^^^^K^^^^V^^L/ I  *&^^Q^l^^^^r*^rtbrtrtbsQ^^4^^s&^tf^^f^y<W^A^^^b*t^^^Arfb/&'^^  LIMITED  IFYOIT FAILED TO FTJ'T TfF  enough preserves to last throughout the winter, or  would like a nice change, try some of our evaporated fruits.   We have a full line ofthe best put up#  Apples, Apices, peaches  Also a full line of the best brands canned fruits.  i.'.  \.  n  ��� .,<, :'���  Aberdeen Block, Baker Street, Nelson, B. C.  n  mm  ill'    * ^iT'^  a-, pt*fiF'i***f.i  yr , n,  ������" ��� 0  h > ,  T*  "'If  ' 'i     !' .��

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