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The Nanaimo   Courier
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The Nanaimo Courier
If*    THE
Vol, 1.
NO. 87
gar Btock Musi lie Sold.
gjtf- Come liefore ii Is loo fate.
gtV Belling Off at Cost.
gjtT~ This is No Humbug.
fftt*r Examine Prices and Quality antl yon will he Convinced.
II Discount on 'Dress Goods,
10c, on the Dollar,
son's Bay Co'y,
Have Received Ex "Mcnnock" and "Stowe" Full Supplies
of Liquors and Provisions and Offer the Same
for Sale at Market Prices.
Nanaimo Saw Mill,
Haslem to Lees,
Some  or the Bttangti   Foaclei   of   TIiom
Gentle Orientals.
Tho household superstitions t£ Japan art)
very numerous. Th-'y are harmless, often
exciting laughter] yet so Intrenched aro they
hi tho 'household that religion, argument,
even ridicule cannot destroy them. Homo of
theso superstitions have a moral or educational purpose, Inculcating lessons of benevolence, neatness and habits of cleanliness. A
room is never swept Immediately after the
departure of tlie Inmate for fear of sweeping
out (ho luck. At a marriage ceremony
neither tho bride nor the groom wears any
clothing of a purple color lost tlieir marriage
be soon dissolved, purple being a color most
liable to fade. If tho cup of medicine is
Upset by accident during tho illness of a person it is a suro sign of his recovery. This
looks as if tlio Japanese hud faith in our
proverb, "Throw physio to tho dogs." There
aro somo curious ideas iu regard to tho finger
nails. They must not bo cut beforo starting
on a journey lest disgrace fall upon tho person at his destination. Neither should they
bo cut at night, lest cat's claws should grow
out. Children who throw tlio parings of tho
nails Into tho fire are in danger of some great
calamity. If apiece Bhould fly into the (Ire
whilo cutting tho person will soon die.
Tho howling of tt dog portends death, If a
woman steps over an egg shell sho will go
mad; if over a razor it will becomo dull; if
over a whetstone it will break. If a man
Should set his hair on fire iio will go mad.
Children are told If they tell a Iio an oui
(imp) will [mil out their tongues. Tho wholesome terror uf the oni, standing ready to run
away with his tongue, has caused many a
Japanese youth to speak tho truth.
The Japanese have a horror of tho darkness; they always keep a light burning to
Ward off ghosts. Tho junkmen believo in a
ghost who conies to them oud politely usks
to borrow a dipper. Tho answer decides the
fate of tho junkman. If a dipper with a bottom is bestowed upon tho ghost ho uses it to
bail water enough to swamp tho junk; but if
the bottom can be knocked out and thrown
at him ho disappears In this last case
the act must be accompanied liy an incantation, or tho ghost turns into a sea cappa—a
many clawed monster who will drag tho
junk to tho bottom.
Tho Japaneso arc a gentle, sensitive race,
very much under tho Influence of their emotions. Love with them Is a serious matter,
often ono of life or death. Disappointment
in lovo or desertion frequently ends in suicide. Sometimes the girl becomes auavenger
and implores tho gods to curse or visit with
death the destroyer of her peace. The passions which thrill and torment tho human
soul aro as intense iu far away heathen Japan
as in thoso lands which boast a higher civilization. —Th iladelphia Press.
Rough and Dressed Lumber, Shingles, Laths and Pickets,
Doors, Windows and Blinds,
Mmi Id in,!.'. Turning, Scroll Sawing, and nil kinds nf W I Finishings,
e«?3"""'.'.11 orders senl in thoir address al N'nnalmo, II.C, will hnvo tlio most
prompt attention. Ap i'i .  HASLEM & LEES.
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COUGHLAN  ct MASON   Proprietors, Victoria. B. C.
P. Q.   Box, no.
lift k Commissi! Mercliants
IST Am JXT -A. X TVt ex
A   FULL   LINK   Oiv
Finest   Groceries   and   Fresh   Provisinos
Ships    Disbursed    and    Supplies   Furnished
A Cold Storage Sociable
A well l.nowu Clrfcugo attorney, who baa
musical ami literary tastes, accompanied his
wife tho other iii^lit, under protest, to a
"sociable" at ber church, in one of tho tush-
ionablo southern suburb:-;. Tho young enthusiast who luul Iti charge tho music and
literary programme was dead onto him aa
soon as ho entered, and ho asked him to favor
the company with a piano solo. There was
no way out of it, so ho had to chase himself
over the keys for a brief period. At tlio wind
upjof tlie regular programme the young en
thitsiust arose, and, iu tho manner of all
young church enthusiasts, saitl: "Wo havo all
been delighted this evening by the piano solo
of our dear brother—, and venture to say
that ho will favor us nt our next sociable
with ii brief paper upon an interesting and
appropriate subject, and I think I may prom
tso that ho will do BO."' Well, tho lawyer
found himself caught between tho bases and
ho had to lid down. Blifi begot beautifully
even. Ho did read a paper at (ho next socio*
ble, and its subject was "Cold Storage." He
argued that a vast refrigerating store house
could be connected by a system of underground pipes with the various church sociables in tbo city and suburbs, and that tho extreme coldness generated at theso gatherings
could ho piped to the store house for tbe
preservation of eggs, fruit, meat uud vegetables. It was a masterly effort, though it
was not fully appreciated.—New York Star.
Tho Iio turn Editor-
One of tho curiosities of monthly literature
i-i tho editor who reads and rejects manuscripts. Ho is usually a man of profound
knowledge, deep sympathetic feeliug aud
other literary attributes, His salary and perquisites aro large, for ou bim devolves tho
duty of selecting articles for a magazino that
is mado up threo years in advance. Personal
reeling does not sway his judgment, otherwise tho number of persistent literary tit-
tempts would bo smallor.
The literary stylo makes up iu force and
clearness what lt lacks tn delicacy and refinement. Ho is a guardian of the immortals
and an obscurer of reputations.
Ho bos different ways of allaying tho sting
of rejection. In many coses contributions
are received with thanks aud declined in the
same manner, Uo often requests that the
absence of criticism he excused, aud usually
obtains bis request. During a long, unclouded literary career the writer has received the
manuscript of several articles, which, from
iheir originality or somo other inexplicable
cause, could not be user! Tho let ters accompanying these returns, stripped of verbiage,
would equal, in substance, tbe following note.
Dbar Sir—Inolosures returned Your article is
tersely written, aii.l tbe postage stamps are good.
rite return of a manuscript tloaa not neoessarlty
Imply a look of literary merit Thanking you for
vour contribution, i am. 1*017 truly yours,
Tin: Kditoh.
t'lioLugrni'li)   hi Sclchco.
Wo have said that photography owes moro
to chemistry anil chemists than to tho opticians.   Fairly good   pictures can bo  taken
without a lens, through u mere pin hole in tho
shutter of a dark room.   Such pictures, how-
over, require an exposure of from half au
hour to nn hour, whereas  with a lens the
timo of oxposuro need  not be longer thau n
second for tbo same object.   Cheap lenses,
uot costing more than three or four dollars,
can bo mado to give surprisingly good pictures when managed properly.   Thooptlcinu.
however, has it iu his power to greatly en-
banco tho perfection of tho photographer'**
work, especially in portraiture, in instantaneous photography, and in astronomical work.
One can think of glass as a plastic material
which tbo optical sculptor moldsand forms so
that the rays of light in passing through the
surfaces shall not form distorted images of objects on tho sonsitivoplate.   The wantof per- j
fectionof tbo optical surfaces Is not so apparent j
iu laudscapo photography ns in tho photogra- !
phyof the stars.   In astronomy the objects !
which aro photographed aro comparatively i
simplo, and any distortion of figure is readily
recognized.   In this science, therefore, the
highest degree of skill is required of tho op I
ticlaii.—Professor John Trowbridge In Bcrib- j
Tho "Julius Pain" Diamond.
Tho "Julius Pam" diamond, which is valued at from £15,000 to £20,000, has arrive 1
iu Loudon from Khnberly, It weighs &4Ufj
carats. It Is longlsh In shapo, and of exquis-
1 to color—a pare bluo white, Tho only larger
diamond inexistenco is thei Imperial, but it li
Inferior.Au quality to the   jTulji.s Puni."
An <>i<l Banter's tUmlulscences nf Thirty
Yean Ago—Tin- Mag-ttlflcent MnoM A
Boor They Didn't Get and 11 Wolf They
Labi Ont After n Fight.
When we came in sight uf the big deer my
friend was wild with excitement and declared
that it Was a moose.    I laughed at   him. and
told him that it would take four such deer to
; make a good sized moose    It took us tbe remainder of tlio day to dress and convey our
I gamo to camp.   The next day we went to the
I settlement and engaged a  man  to haul our
: meat out 1..' the woods.   Tbere was a long
piece of road, out of which many  windfalls
I had to be cut   It wus quite an expensive job,
j but as my friend had a full purse, ho cheer
j fully paid tbe bill    We stopped at the settlement one night, and  Ihen returned  to our
I camp, arriving there near u-ight. As wo wero
about to retire we heard a strange noise that
sounded at first something liko that produced
by driving piling with a heavy maul.    We
stepped quickly to the door and  I at ouco
knew that it  was a moose "calling.''   Tbo
sound was very loud, and not far from us,
nud at one time wo plainly  heard  his great
horns dashing among  tliq trees.    Tho next
morning wo wero up early, and  very soon
had a smoking pan of tried deer meat upon
tbo table.    When breakfast was over we decided not to shoot any deer for a day or two,
but try tho moose.
We started out iu Ihe direction tbat we
heard tho moose calling, antl after wo had
traveled about one-i jurth of a mile came to
his tracks. Tho tracks wero very large, and
wo only wished that we could see his shaggy
bide. Wo followed Ihem only a short piece,
for tho ground was so hard it was very difficult to tell what course he had taken. Wo
followed along the edge of tho green laud for
nearly a milo and camo toa littlo brook, and
feeling tho need of water, wo stopped to
drink. My friend started a littlo ahead of
me. Wo passed frc:n among tho green trees
that shaded tho brook and wero ascending a
littlo hill. My friend had gained tho top
when all of a sudden he dropped tho breech
of his rifle upon tho ground, and pointing
with bis hand, exclaimed:
"My Godl what is that?1'
I looked across a small heath about fifty
rods wide, and upou a high hank stood tho
largest moose I ever saw. It was evident
that bo saw us, as his great head and horns
wero turned toward us. It was a fino sight,
aud worth traveling fifty miles to soo. As bo
stood with his head high in tho air, tho distauco from tho ground to tho top of his horns
could not have been less than twelve feet.
My friend for a moment was dumb wilh
astonishment, "Heavens and earth 1" boat
lust exclaimed, "is that a moosot1" I told him
it was ouo of the largest Tho moose was too
far oft for a shot, aud as he saw us, wo had
littlo hopes of getting nearer. Wo dropped
back behind iho bill, and endeavored to get
to tho leeward aud approach him, but the
wary creature was not thus to be deceived,
for wben wo again emerged from the low
land, ho was gone.
During thu morning u<- luul seen a number
of deer, but as our appetite was so strong for
moose, wo had not attempted to shoot ono.
Now, however, as we did not expect to get a
shot at a moose, wo were ready to shoot a deer.
As wo wero a long pice,' from tho camp, wo
turned our steps In that direction. Tho
ground was literally plowed by the hoofs
of moose antl deer. We moved cautiously
along, but saw not a living creature. Our
course now led us over a strip of laud somewhat broken by small hills, and each ono
crowned with largo oaks. We were carefully scanning every clump of trees and
bushes for some animal to shoot, and in fact
wo wero very eager for a shot, if at nothing
uoro than another poor old porcupine. Wo
now arrived at a point whero tho oaks wero
quite-plentiful) and somo of them very large.
Wo stopped to tako a view of tho surrounding country. At this moment wo heard a
rustling amoug tho leaves. It was so faint
wo did not detect tbo causo or tho dlrectiou
from whenco it came. Our thumbs wero
upon tho hammers of our rifles in a moment.
Wo scanned every nook and corner; but, oh,
if wo hnd only looked up! Wo did, but too
Into; for again wo heard leaves rustle, and
on looking into ono of tho oaks-on old bear
was Just dropping from tho limbs. Ho was
about twenty feet high, aud dropped liko a
plummet, striking upou his hind feet. Our
rifles were brought to our faces that instant;
but tbe roughness of tho ground favored bim
and wo did not get a shot. Ho ovidently had
climbed the oak for acorns, which they aro
very fond of.
There are ups and downs iu all business,
and wo began to think that the latter bad
prevailed so far, during tho day. Wo blamed
ourselves, for our carelessness was tho cause
of our ill luck.
We sat down and resolved to watch for
somo time, as many hunters adopt this mode
of hunting in preference to any other. Wo
had sat but a fow momenta when wo saw a
small deer running past us, and a fow rods
behind n largo wolf in pursuit. Tbo deer
wus nearly ruu down, we knew, because its
mouth was open nud ils tongue protruding.
For a moment wo saw them, as tbey were
soon hidden by rising ground.    Again  they
mo in view, and this tinto nearer. In a
moment tho door turned and camo toward
and we saw that the rueo was nearly
over, as the wolf was not more thiin thirty
feot behind.
Tlio deer turned, and would pass at a point
not moro than fivo rods fro.m us. Our rifles
wero brought to our ['aces. Wo wero just
pulling upon tho wolf, when ho by two masterly springs caught tho deer by tho thigh.
Tho poor creature bleated piteously and
fell. Tho wolf let go his hold upon tho thigh,
and seized aim by tho throat; but tho loud
report of two rifles broke up tho scene, and
tho savago brute hobbled away with a broken
leg and a bullet through his body.
The little door sprung to his feet, looked
around for a moment and then ran away as
If nothing was tlio matter We loaded our
rifles and followed after lhe wolf and soon
saw him, uud a very sick wolf ho was.
Soon wo canto near enough for a shot, and
had tbo htok to break another leg, and as
thoy were on opposite sides he dill tried hard
to got away, but another shot stopped him,
and a vigorous use of u club stilled him forever. His hide was soon stripped oiT nnd we
woro on our way to tho camp, well satisfied
with our morning's hunt.—Thomas A. Crab*
treo in Lowiston Journal.
CHARMED  11 im
While taking my usual afternoon walkl      uiki-atdn,:,, -tiuick ox rm v. t:
the other day, my foot-tap* wandered in     rJnooin, Nel>., June in.-It was cur-
tlir- ilirection of lhe Cowl  House   md rently reported yesterday that articles of
there lieing :i case on I lingered a short confederation were signed  last Monday
time to see the manner in which jmUce 1*6! '','' °A ■\'":'-   A"embJeym.£^'
, ' Brotherhood of Engineers and Firemen,
was dealt out iu a « estarn town. Brakemen, Switchmen uud Knights of
fn the lirsl  [dure I  was amused aud [Labor, pledging mntual support in the
pleased lo null, thc enlienh t liuh Uuit event oi a strike on  tlie t),  I".    This
1, 1   , ,    ,   'Strike  hns   heen   t li ,■,':, ti in •■ I   some   lime
' Itn""*"  l"'Uv,v" "' :,-,M'''1" and lire Grievance Committees have been
in session several days making proposi-
.fncial* of Ihe road.
and witnesses,
the inugistrate
hands with il,
qllesl    llielll   In
about (he malti
hotter ll was to
and gowns on<
Conutrv ennrti
11 was 1
"N two
Iho magistrate
'freshing in see
rccaiioiifi shake ; tions tn
witnesses ami then restate   what   thev   know
I thought Inn,  eh
tispenso with the frills
so often sees in the Old
'i'lic re  WHS    111,   Ill'OW-
1 IH'linKRBD IN   v enl'i I.OI s rrinuolCHF.IltK.
Birmingham, Ala., June 19.— David A.
Pitts, a section foreman on the I. A N,
Ii. li., wtut murdered here last nighl by
unknown parlies. The crime was committed in an open l"i on First Avenue
! in a thickly populated neighborhood ami
I beating, no intimidation of  wiiiiivsen, j *;Vl1"1!1'.1""!'1"':1 t<*ot of an electric light
and the wl
family party
who received his sentence th
any other ('nun of Just
le affair pas'eil
except for the -
off like a
nine as in
Sellttiu Board itt Aucttou.
Tho days nf slavery ended in Maine long
ago, ami the praotiee of Belling town paupers
to tne lowest bidder is tailing into innocuous
desuetude; hut it seems that ono class of
peoplo nro yet put up at auction. Tho reports of several ECUool district meetings contain somo such clauso at this: "Tho teacher
was also put up to tho lowest bidder and
knocked oir to Mr. So-and-So, who will board
ber for $1.25 0 week." Tho school teichci'
lias somo opportunities which tho average
mortal wots not of.—l.cwistou Journal.
The young man who went oul for a
"pull'' yesterday and took his best girl
along will, 1 should think, remember it
to his dying day. On arriving at Pro-
: lection Island they went ashore with tho
intention oi gathering some syringn and
the  sh
lowers, with  which   the   Island
and doubtless had a
Ime, lint Nemesis awaited
fm mi iheir return to
re they discovered their boat,
thai they had lefl high nnd dry, afloat in
several feet of water. How to get il that
was the question. Evidently thoy hit on
a plan, fnr thc young lady retired lo the
woods and the youth, clad
his native modesty and sunshine, swam
There's im clue to tin- assassin
IK.'.IN WKBL'KKBS I'l.lC.Wi l.l'UTV.
Canton, Ohio, June 10.—Yesterday
morning. Frank Ryan and Frank Saddler, miller indictment on two counts tor
attempting to wreck Ihe Fort Wayne
limited near this eity, mi the 22nd of
May, pleaded guilty ill the Common
Pleas court on the lirst count, ami were
■sentenced to ten years each, and to pav
costs nf execution. On the second count
thev were given live years and a line of
$3tlij each. Tbey confessed tbat tlieir
object in wrecking tbe train was plunder.
(ll'.UMANV   DEMANDS   (
Paris, June 10.—Tin
Hi*.     II.    .Ilor.'llo   lletli, .    i roll,    111.
■taiiiiKemcit oi tmtm*ttmtcs Hotel.
.Mr. D. Morello who hns meditated fnr
some little time the louse or sale of his
tine new bride hotel in this city, informs
us that to-day at noon be expects to con-
elude the sale to Mrs. (lough of the Nanainio Hotel. Mr. Philpott, the popular
restaurateur was upon the JKiint of
leasing the "Palace'1 for a term of ten
years nt a monthly rental of fjl 150. The
agreement, however, had not heen
Anally drawn up, when two days ago
a stranger to Mr. Morello wbo J,ad come
hy boat from Vancouver, after asking to
be shown over the hotel, offered $17,(100.
The offer was promptly refused, $20,000 being asked. The
stranger ihen railed bis bid **>00, only to
be met will, the reply that the "boss"
WOOld split the difference and take
(10,000 and not a cent lets. Finally the
would-be purchaser offered iflK.iioo, but
as Mr. Morello refused to meet his customer any further, tbey parted for the
night, with the understanding thut
negotiations might be resumed on the
morrow.    However,  tlio  next   morning
the negotiations got wind, and Mrs.
(lough, of the Nanaimo Hotel, interviewed the "Palace" owner—asked bim ins
lowest figure, and wns assured $10,000
cash and instantly agreed to pay the required sum—handing over *50 to hind
the bargain, the balance to be paid today at noon. This sum of $1(1,000 does
not include the stock of wines,
liquors, cigars, etc., the value of
which prohablv umounts to some
(1,200, The furniture alone C06t Mr.
Morello  all   told,  over  $5,000, and he
turned   exultingly   witli  ll
How the animal crops out in us at
times.   Only yesterday 1 was witness of
more excitement   than   could   well   lie
printed, all about a dog light.
Two men were walking along the road,
each had a mangy-looking cur al his
heels, thc men did nol seem to know
each other, htil the dogs were evidently
well acquainted and without many preliminaries pitched into one another,
while tlieir respective masters lnokid on
approvingly. \ small crowd soon collected nnd each man seemed i" pick out
his dog in a moment. \ big yellow ring
wilh very little hair and a great want of
tail seemed the favorite. The whole
affair wns going ahead swimmingly till tb
owner nf nne of ihe combatants claimed
that hfrdig had been kicked, which hc-
ing indignantly denied by the owner of
the nl her dug, a man light ensued, during
which all interest in the dog fight
dropped. As usual, the crowd, after the
finish of the light, adjourned to the
nearest saloon.    I went also.
M  Dash.
Mn. liDlTon,—Sta:—In tlie Comox
items published lasl week in thoCouansit,
your correspondent seeraod to think that
Comox communication with the outside
World was of a kind much io bo deplored.
He (Inn goes on to say be thinks a telegraph line would be in order. 1 think
him very badly mistaken. I can't see
bow a telegraph line is to advantage us.
We already have a weekly steamer—this
is where the shoe pinches. What we
really iio want before Comox can really
be as thriving a settlement as nature intended it 10 be, is a good Wagon road,
one that Bhould be made so good as Io be
in fairly good order for teams summer
nml winter alike. Oi course a railroad is
the thing of all others to send us ahead,
but 1 suppose we shall have to "bide a
wee" beforo wo attain to such a distinction. The settlers throughout this section
of the country areas a rule, slow to see
what is most required. Co nox might
have had the wagon road long e're this,
if the Settlers had urged the necessity of
over-land communication. To bo sure,
if we bad a telegraph line we should be
able to send word in a hurry if anything
serious were to happen, hut  what wei.
German Government has made a demand
upon France for compensation for the
arrest of the alleged German spy, I.och-
mer, who was captured near Belfort on
Whit Sunday. The French officials declare that documents found on tbe person of l.ochmer abundant justified bis
nuKMLN's STRUCK knih:i>.
Antwerp,   June  10.—The increase of
wages demanded by tlio Bremen having
been granted by the lied Star Steamship
Co., the strike is ended.
The inhabitants of   Kast   Wellington I
have arranged a first-class programme
for the celebration of   Dominion   Hay,
which is sure lo attract attention and
draw u large crowd from the surroundingi
Tlie sports will lake place on the 4th,
5th and 6th of July, nnd will include
horse racing, athletic sports und dancing,
The horse races will consist of n one
mile dash, a half-mile race in heats and
n scrub race.
Large money prizes will he given in
the hope of attracting several competitors
Soleil says tlie | assures us that wben all is paid and ac
counts squared, that lie will only net
nbout seven or eight hundred dollars on
Ids "Palace" enterprise. It is Mr. Morel-
lo's intention to reside in Victoria for a
time in order to look after some real
estate interests which lie possesses there,
and then to pny n six months' visit to his
parents who live in Turin (Italy), after
which he proposes coming back to this
country, probably to Nanaimo, in the
future of which place be is a firm lie-
liever, and where, in the event of hiH
return he meditates tlie erection of a far
finer hotel than anything the town as yet
can l.oast of.
The .Shortest of All.—Husband—I'll
always be true to you as the day is long!
I .wore it at the altar. Wife—Humph!
We were married on the 21st of December.
Miss Beanly (of Boston)—Don't you
think "Tannnauser" is delightful? Mr.
Porkupiue (of Cincinnati, who is not a
teetotalar)—Oh, 1 don't know. Milwaukee is about as good.
Tlie boarding-house.—Boarding Mistress—"Well, "Bridget, have nil the
The athletic sports will take place on i buardersgoner Bridget-" Yes, ma'am."
the •lib. and will consist of running,one B- J|;T s\«' ' i H3""* ^IbaY8
mile, half-mile, BOO .van's, SOO yard" and i "omething decent to eat.
100 yards, wrestling, jumping and  qnoit(     Woman is really at rhe bottom of ths
playing.   ^^^^m_
The horse races will be run on the 5th,
and p. cricket match, baseball match nnd j
shooting at glass  balls for prizes   will
take place on the 6th.
It is said a sum of nearly $3,000 bus'
been collected, and with that amount to!
distribute in prizes there's no doubt that i
most of the neighboring cities will con-!
tribute their quota of sight-seers to swell
the crowd at Uasl Wellington during the
Arrangements nave heen made with
latest trouble between the I'nited States
nnd Great Britain. Tlie chief subject oi
dispute in the Behring sea uffair is tbe
raw material for tbe seal skin sacque.
A late discription of Miss Sanger, tlm
President's stenographer, says she is "inclined to be a blonde." Being a woman,
it naturally follows that if she is inclined
to be a blonde she will be.
Bashful youth—"Will you take this
chair, Miss Ethel?" Miss Ethel—"Oh,
no. It  has   no  arm."     Bashful   youth
to supply tl
And lie did.
tbeF.. & N. Hallway to run excursion I jeagerly)—"I shall be most happy-'-ah-
trains during the festival, aud it is pro-' ...--.
liable that steamers willarrivc from ^ un-
couver and New Westminster.
The tender of T, Peck, ofthe East Wellington Hotel, for the privilege of selling
refreshments on tbe grounds, having
been  accepted   we   may expect  lo see
the deficiency, I assure vou."
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First dude — " Goodness gracious,
Archie! There's a gwease spot on your
coat." Second dude—"Yes; 1 told Arabella 1 could never marry her, and she
shoulder.   She's awfully fat.
ow?   That's a tear! "
really nee,
that   th,
agon road fron
Our eorr
rgc tlie cuirvin
is a good
we mean lo call so loudly
rumen! shall hear our cry.
Comox Sritj an,
indent when lie advocated
■ in tin' Coi iiikh, did  not
f his idea al lhe
expense of oilier needed improvements
ni'li as the soielv-iieeded wagon mad reel niini\ Settler.—F.n.
■   aie
. just
, who
Some ol our principal settlcn
tampllng the attractions of Nanaim
it present ;  notably   Mr. ('.Graves
bove to "Coalopolls" In a sulky
Mr. .1. F, Hull, who lefl last Sunday
Bott has lieen off fishing for some dnyi
und has had unusually good luck.   Mr
lames Lowry lias built a largo und com
modions house, and he presents tho up- j some
pearam e of a canary in a new cage, how-! - ■ -      '
ever he (I.owry) hns got n really lino The way ot the drunkard is hard. Da,
farm with quite a lot of well-bred cattle, Carol hers says he is the helpless victim
&c, Rain is very badly wanted here for of transmitted heredity; Dr. Keeloy says
root crops and pasture lands. ' he is a sufferer from disease uud is to be
Mr.   Albert   Hirst    nl    Englishman's treated  accordingly;   the   prohibitionist
River    hns   commenced   cutting hay. I says he is an Anarchist nnd needs only
things put up inhlsusualtfp-topltyta.|3t°°mZ:
The following committee has charge of     „,     „«T ,   .    ,,     ,.
the arrangements: W. S. Chandler,' She— Oh, I shouldn't like to be bitten
Chairman; J. Payne, Secretary; A. Orr, by n boa constrictor." He—"Bon eon-
Treasurer; and It'. Dunn, .1. Mackie. C.; Btrlctors don't bite." She—"Don't they?
W. Horth,.I.McKinnell,auil.N. I'ownter. What do they do?" "He—"Theysqueeae
A. brass band will be in attendance dm-' .vou." She—"Oh, that's ever so much
; the whole lime of the celebration und nicer."
dancing will he indulged in during each      Brown—''Have yon a cigar about you,
Griffiths?" Griffiths (dubiously)—"I
don't believe I bave (searching his
pockets). Why, yes. there's one, und it's
a good one, too. Do you happen to have
n match, Brown?"
A cloud of dust.—Blobson—We've
been grossly treated in this one-horse
town. I shall shake the dust of the
place from my feet. Mrs. Blobson—For
pity's sake don't yon do It, John. We
shouldn't be nlilc to find our way to the
"1 suppose you find this to be a hard,
hard world, do you not?" she snid, ns
she gave tbe tramp a loal of stale bread.
"Yes'ni." answered the trump, trying to
make a dent in the loaf with his knife;
"hut we frequently slrike things that are
Judge (to dynamite suspect)—"What
is your namo?" Prisoner—"Howells,
your honor." Judge—"Are you related
to the novelist ?" Prisoner (shame*
facedly)—"Yes, your honor." Judge—
"You are discharged. No one of that
family would have anything to do with a
(The young lady has just finished playing a selection from "Faust.**! Old lady
— "How nice! 1 always did like 'Home,
Sweet Home.' " Young lady (with a
stall—"'Home, Sweel Home.'" Old
lndy--"Y'es. Min plays it. 1 can ul-
wnys tell it when she crosses her bands."
Clara—"Tbey tell me that after your
quarrel with Charles lie wanted to break
the engagement—asked for his ring und
all lhat"" Louise—"Not nt all, my dear;
1 may be somewhat injured, but I'm still
In the ring."
Fashionable women have a
'I'lie I'I,n  Not Rrnilii',1.
V Meaford, Out., journal, afler commenting at some length ou the Sullivan-
Hogg scandal case, says: "The strong
poinl which the counsel for tho defence
endeavored to make was, that it wns n
. nil* | conspiracy lo blackmail the two men—
vo I Dr. Langis und Sullivan—nnd inferred
! that Mr. Hogg was the chief Instigator oi
the crime. The people of Moaford who
know Mr. Hogg so many years will not
believe the foul accusation. Mr. Hogg
was a particularly proper and well regulated gentleman, no blot ever appearing
on his good moral character, As the assizes at which the trial will lake place
nre some months ahead, the Vancouver
people will gel a breathing spell from one
of the most foul public scandals that ever
occurred ill tlie worst society of the worst
of cities."
Mr. Hogg intimated ton H'orld reporter that it was his intention lo sue the
corespondent in ibo late case tor damages tor breaking up his home ami happiness. The amount of lhc damages to
lie asked for hns not ye! been decided.
Mrs. Hogg, he says, will remain in
Scut lie until tbe next assizes come on,
when sbe will come over to give evidence.
The assizes will be held .it Westminster
into in November.
however,   tbe
an average one.
the restraining hand of law; Dr. Crosby of arranging tlieir visiting lists.   They
says be is n free moral agent and mu.-i be
so held and dealt with; the high-license
man nays he is the victim of over indulgence and cheap liquor, and if his whiskey
cost more he, would drink less of it, nnd
now tbe   Minnesota   Legillftturo clause
Owing   to   Ihe   drnugl
yield   is,   1  fi ar,  onlv ^^^^^^
drain, both wheat and oats, looks exceed
Ingly well when the long, dry spell we
ive experienced is taken into consideration.
Tbe line farm comprising some 480
acres—-owned by Messrs. Parks it Sons—
and adjoining Ihnl owned by Hirst Bros.,
among other improvements boasts a
large orchard which bus been recently
planted und which will doubtless be
nighty remunerative before long, ns this
district   seems   well  adapted for   fruit-    , ■  ,        ,,,   -   , ,.  , ,       „,
Though the Messrs, Parkes hnve I drmk' n,.,,ltheu  ll0  w0ll.t  have enough . self.'
put tbe names of their friends down in
alphabetical order, with marginal notes
oi ''at home" days. Hut it is considered
bad form to beg for charity from one wlio
is receiving anil cannot choose to lie out.
Bagley-— "Then you didn't go to Rome
him with the burglar aud tbe robber und i when you were abroad?" Miss Do Poy
makes drunkenness a penal offence. Thei star—"No; pa was suddenly called
wine cup not only stingetb like an adder, home." Bagley—"It wns too bud thut
hut it bitethlikiMi multiplication table in : you couldn't'do ns the Romans do.'"
its diffusive treatments. After a while it Miss De Peyster—"I don't know. I like
will get to be so that a man will have to. hand-organ' music pretty well, but I
onsult a lawyer before be dares take a : never thought I should cure to play  iny-
but just completed Iheir fine new residence 1 hear their properly is for sale nl
a remarkably low figure.
lt is not surprising that nations should
get into strained relations over sealskins, ^^^^^
seeing the trouble tbey have provoked in —No.    Clerk—My
American homes and divorce courts. morgue.
money left to get drunk on. All these
things, therefore, tend to ultimate prohibition.
—.». .
No Intermediate State.-('tiller ist a
hotel)—1   cannot   find   Col.    Kuintuck.
Clerk—Isn't be in the bur-room?   Caller
My! Inquire at the
"How bave you been getting along today?" usked William's father, "Very
well sir." "You should never paHS a day
without adding to yonr store of learning,
without finding something out." "Well,
1 found six people out against whom 1
had bills to collect," said William iu a
satisfied tons. THE   NANAIMO   COURIEK,   THURSDAY,  JUNE  20,   1889.
TIiri'SDAY,   .U'NK   20,   1880
questions intimes, the questions of what
il  likely to be  good  or  had   for  their
— - daughters and sisters, they are probably
NEWSPAPER   in the main just as competent as men in
judging for tlieir sons and brothels,    ln-
~ ; deed the absolute equality of the sexes in
mental ability is strongly insisted on by
the   advocates  of   women's rights as a
main ground  for tlie concession  of the
franchise to women.    It   behoves  them,
then,  seriously   to  consider   the   iaet
that large numbers of these competent
female    persons    have   no   wisli     for
political equality with men.   Especial-
Mr John I'urrie ta authorized on he-1 ly k it to he noted that married women
half of the Nanainio Cockieii to canvass are for the most part indifferent, if not
for subscriptions, receive payments and , opposed to it.  This is. we bold, tbe main
Mr. James O'Neil is authorized on behalf of tlie Nanaimo CoCBIEB to canvass
for subscriptions, advertising, receive
payments ajul give receipts for tbe same
In thecitnfcSVictoria.
receipts for the same in Wellington.
| argument against the proposed measure
| it would be easy, bud we the requisite
time and space, to show cause on the
j other side. How easy, for instance, to
show that vasl numbers of women
This is a question which is rapidly ;m. inl'. more competent iutellec-
pushing its way to the front, at least in tunllr, to exercise tho franchise than nre
the Parliament of (beat Britain, and will! many of the present electorate. And yet
within tlie next decade, undoubtedly \ye think, iii tho absence of any genuine
come within the range of what Lord ; or strong desire for tbe measure among
Beaconsfield called "practical politics." I English women ai large, that this mie
hi theory,   we admit that the advocates   facl alone should make the bill, if il ever
of "Women's Suffrage" havo justice on becomes law, "progress" in thc wrung
their side; in practise we admit that our  direction,
instincts  warn us against such a bill be-! =
coming law.    Most thinking men admit • STANLEY,
that a Republic such as that of our neigh-
Iif ho could not win hor for his wife!
Paterfamilias was equally  warm  in  his
! greeting, and slinking bis expected son-
in-law with effusion by the band, declared that if lie had had the pick oi tlie
universe lie could not hnve found u hus-
hnnd for bis child so suited to ids heart.
"I must tell you, however," added the
father, "that my daughter has not, u6
most people imagine, nny fortune, and
| when you wed her, you will wed ber for
herself alone!" A pause of not more
than a couple of seconds ensued, when
the love-smitten Romeo, making a dive
under hi*- chair, wildly exclaimed,
■'Mother of .Moses! Where's my lint?"
nnd vanished from tho house. Tlie
father is in reality n mnn of great wealth,
who took this means of getting rid of an
undesirable adventurer who hud nearly
succeeded in winning his daughter's
bors, is theoretically the highest form of     From a telegram which we received a
government, but whicli of us can Bay day or two ago, we suppose we muy ut
thnt—putting prejudice, nationality, and . |.,gt take it for grunted that Stanley, the
partiality on one side—the Government great African Explorer, is safe and sound.
of the United States is a more ideal one Had it heen otherwise his agent would
than the very limited monarchy which j hardly have arranged for n lecture tour
obtains in Greal Britain. Speaktag through England in October. Stanley
rather ns a cosmopolitan than as an l appears from the meagre telegrams re-
Englishman, we believe that the form ofj ceived, to have met and been nccom-
government which at present exists nt' panted hy Kmix Pasha, near the head
St. Stephens, comes about as near to a waters of the Congo, from whence thev
possible ideal as we can hope to reach. No ' appear to have worked tlieir way to the
one is more willing to admit than our- Great Nyanza Lakes, witli the intention
selves, that abuses, absurdities, red- j of striking East towards the coast, which
tapeism, and court-patronage are more or they hopo to strike about Mombasa.
less rampant at Westminster, but in this | Every one w ill be pleased to hear of the
world, unfortunately, we must take men J heroic traveller's safety. It hns been
and things as they ure, not ns we would ] truly suid by Bavi.ev, in ids splendid
wish them to be. We admit that the de- poem of FestUB, " Wo live in deeds not
served   ridicule   so  constantly   cast by \ years, in thoughts not breaths, lie lives
We see by our English papers that
misdirected industry is again striving
to breed a blue variety of rose with a
fair hope of success.   That monstrous
sham—tbe so-called green rose— isa sufficient proof, if proof were wanting, of the
absurdity of this dilletanle mode of horticulture. II is. however, beyond question
we think, thai if any Bower has gained
' hv assiduous cultivation in all thai makes
flowers delightful alike to the senses and
the imagination,  it   is the rose.   We
don't believe tho woman—possibly not
; even the mon—exists who is insensible
I to the perfect  symmetry of a Marcchal
! Niel, the splendid tinting of u La France,
or the intoxicating perfume of a Gloire
de   Dijon.   It  is,  however,  around tbe
Moss rose, the sweet old China rose, aud
tho other venerable and beloved varieties
! of the flower that the romance of song is
entwined.   Nevertheless cultivation 1ms
for the most part operated to add  fresh
I beauties to the rose without detracting
| from those whicli it holds by birthright,
i nnd the old rose oi our grand-mothers'
i time will  always—us  well as the  new
roses—hold   the   hearts  of   those   who
possess  the  leasl    sensibilities  in  allegiance.
Americans on such officers us the "Gold
stick in Waiting," is fully justified, and
have often felt that when such-like
wonderful functionaries meet, they, like
the old Roman Augurs, must throw their
togas around tlieir faces and laugh bo to
speak, in their sleeves. All this we repeat we admit, and yet as a fairly honest,
pure, impartial Government we contend that that of Great Britain approaches
the most nearly to what Macauley's New
Zealander n few thousand vears hence will
most who feels most, thinks the noblest,
acts the hest, lives in one hour more
than in years do some, whose fat blood
sleeps as it slips along their veins." To
us it seems that Stanley is such a man
as be whom Bavi.ev describes. It may
be that the intrepid, tireless, undaunted
map-maker will give the world bis experiences in the form of a book. We
know that be is a fluent speaker, whether
he is equally facile with his pen is
another matter, for his work "Across the
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hold to have been the best during the Dark Continent" wus at best bul frag-
poriod in which it flourished. Whether
if the Women's Suffrage Bill became law
things would remain as they are, is a
matter into which we will now proceed
to enquire. The advocates ot Women's
Suffrage in England know well that one
tireat reason why their cause has till now
made slow progress, in proportion to tlie
zeal and ability enliEted in it, is tbe indifference with which it is regarded by
large numbers ot Englishwomen. This
is the chief stumbling-block in the way
ot a Bill which almost ail thinking men
believe to be theoretically just and
reasonable. We have always seen tlie
gross absurdity of such a woman as say
the BaronessBurdett-Coutts, with her
countless thousands und great landed
mentary, But what n store-house the
mnn must hnve to druw upon ! Imagination, there would lie but small need of,
were he to lorn novelist. One wlio, like
Mr. Staxi,i:y, bus crossed and rccrosseil
the Dark Continent time and again, must
have retained n wealth of impressions
which would make the. fortune of u
Riiiiiit Haggard. Beyond all question
lie is the most successful traveller the
world hns ever seen. A born leader of
men, possessed of nerves of steel, a constitution of iron und an indomitable will,
this man lias performed prodigies, und
hnd lie lived, say n thousand years ngo,
he would hnve undoubtedly carved out!
an Empire tor himself; as it is, on liisj
return to civilization, lie speaks befor
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estates, with ber brilliant intellect and the Roy nl Geographical Society, is feted.
wide-reaching sympathies, being unable
to give effect to her opinion us to whether
ber country should,or should not,enter upon a war aV outeance; whilst her more fortunate footman, or the stable-helper wlio
blacks her boots can vote, und thereby
possibly turn an election, und yet seeing
this as clearly as do the most zealous nd-
vocates of tlie measure under consideration, we yet know enougli of the mother
country to know that neither among
educated or uneducated women, among
those who think most, nor those who
work' most, among rich women nor
umong poor, ia there nny great nnd pressing und genuine desire for the suffrage.
Tlie evidence of petitions to Parliament
will not nlone count for much with nny
one wlio has witnessed the ense with
whicli signatures can be obtained, by
mere Importunity, from the great multitude of unthinking persons—in whicli
category must be included the numbers
who "think" in strict   obedience
dined, presented with orders and medals,
but, tbnt is all. II is to men such ns this
that tlie world owes it's deepest debt of
gratitude. Men who literally carry tlieir
lives in their iiands in order to advance
tlie interests of civilization, Tbe United
States mny indeed be proud to claim tlie
distinguished explorer us it's citizen, but
England claims tlie snnie right to be
proud of Mr. Stanley nnd his achieve-
mentSssinasmuch us lie is British born if
American by choice.
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The wiil of tlie lute Mr. John Bright
hns just been proved in Manchester by
thi! executors, John Albert and William
l.ealiain, his sons. Tlie testator bequeaths to his son, John Albert Bright,
the whole of his furniture, plate, china,
coaches,  and oilier effects of his reel-
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deuce. He does this, ns he explains, be
to the j cause it is difficult if not impossible to
last person who has addressed them. If'divide these things and he trusts that
there were a genuine, wide and pressing j his son John Albeit will, with the kind-
desire for the Parliamentary franchise I ness and generosity he has always manl-
among women, the large female popttla- i tested, give such presents to his brothers
tion of Cireat Britain would assuredly j as he mny without inconvenience, share
muke itself heard   in  a  very different  with them, and which they may desire;
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fashion from those reports of meetings
for Women's Suffrage which are
from time to time to be seen
in English newspapers, and seem
to interest principally those who attend
nnd address tlie meetings. Tlie subject
would be frequently and eagerly discussed
amongst women by themselves, the
prospects of the measure In Parliament
would be eagerly scanned, and constant
efforts would be made by women in Iheir
families, to press the claim for female
suffrage on tlieir male relatives. Now,
whatever may be the case in certain
coteries, tilings we feel convinced ure, nt
nny rate, or were, not thus in the country
nt large, when we knew it some few
yenrs ngo. We do not think that the
famous sneer of the Ihen Attorney-! Ien-
eral, Sir Henry James, was in the least
justifiable, though there was just enough
of a suspicion of truth in it to make a
very palpable hit, when he told u deputation of the advocates of the measure at
Taunton, that those "women who were in
favor of the bill hnd probably been social
failures, but aspired to be political successes."
This attitude of indifference umong
lhe women of England is not, we think,
to be explained, ns the female reformers
would perhnps have it, ns mere ignorance resulting in npntby. Women, no
doubt, are, at least in European countries, less instructed tbnn men.. But they
have as much—if not more—mother wit
as men ; they are ns conversant. In their
own way, with the practical needs und
difficulties of  life;  and  In judging lee
to possess us memorials of their parents
ami of the home of their childhood,' The j
gross personal estate is returned at £8(i,- j
184, and the net at £86,820. There are
no leaseholds. The testator refers ten-
derly to the members of his family wlio
are interred in the plot of ground
attached to tlie Frlehds' Meeting-house
Rochdale, including the lady wbo was
his "precious wife" from 181,9 to 1841,
and she who. from 1817 until a few years
ngo, wns the "light nnd comfort" of his
dwelling. In order (lint the little "God's
acre" may be kepi sacred for all time, lie
directs that a sum of a ,000 should be set
apart for lhat purpose, With regard to
One Ash. the testator leaves all the
money that mny be realized by its sale to
his son John Albert, absolutely, Portions
of his shares in tlie business of John
Bright and Bros, are given to tlie daughters.   Tbere are no public bequests.
A good, because true story was told
some few weeks ago in the smoking-
room of the House of Commons, (London.) Thc teller was not Mr. I'arnell.
A sporting "squireen" called one day
lately, in the town of Clonmel, to propose for the bund of a young lady whose
charms have been, according to "society
papers," the theme of drawing room,
covert Bide, mess and- club for months
past. The enamoured swain, in his interview with tlie father of his inamorata,
dwelt witli lover-like enthusiasm upon
the beauty und virtues of the object of
his passion, concluding with tlie asseveration that life wonld be n blank to him
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Tin and Sheet Ironware,
A Full Assortiiieiit at Lowest Prices,
Victoria   Crescent,
NANAIMO.  1). C.
Chemist & Druggist.
Patent Medicines, Perfumery and
Toilet Goods.
Prescriptions Cnrcfttllv Compounded,
.Shipping supplied  at short notice.
John : Pulwitt
Successor to Emil Derdinger.
Practical   Horseshoer
Peck's lilut'ksniitli shop,
Canadian Pacific Navigation  Co,
TIME   TABLE   No.   io.
VICTORIA   TO Vancouver anil   Moodyvlll. dait)
except Monday, at 4 o'clock.
VANCOUVER TO Victoria, daily, except Monday,
at ,31,1 o'clock  or on  the arrival of the C. r.
Railway Train.
S.S. PREMIER will leave as follows:—Vancouver
a p. nt.<   Monday;   and   Thursdays,   returning
leaves Seattle  Wednesdays and   Saturdays at 0
a.m., arriving in Vancouver aliout 6 p.m., this to
lake effect Thursday, February 9th.
Leaves VICTORIA for New Westminster, Ladner*.
Landing and Lulu Island,  Sundays and Thur--
ft at 7 a'clock, Tuesdays at 8 o'clock.
Leave  NEW   WESTMINSTER for  Victoria   and
way ports on Monday at 7 p.m., Wednesday and
Friday at 7 a.trr.
PLUMPER PASS, Sunday at 7 o'clock.
Steamers  for Hope and  way ports leave New West'
minster every Thursday:    Enr  Chilliwliack :
1 am prepared to do all kinds of Clen-
eral Blacksmitliing at short notice and
reasonable rates. Special attention paid
to tenderfoot ed, over-reaching and inter-
tearing horses.
SHOEING—Give me a call and convince yourselves. All work guaranteed
to give satisfaction.
.1.   PITI.WITT, -   •   -   Proprietor.
1 1110
Fashionable : Tailors
Commercial Street   -        Nannimo,  I!. C.
A waitress at once.    Apply Delmonlco
Hotel. tf
Shaving & Bath Parlors
J.   Lewis,    -    Proprietor.
Oity Licensing Court.
A sitting of the Board of Licensing
Commissioners will bo held at the old
Court HoiiBe, Nanainio, on Wednesday
the 12th instant.
0th June, 188(1. S. GOUGH,
Citv Clerk.
The steamer Isabel will [run as follow'.
calling at way pons:
Leave Victoria for Nanaimo,
Wednesday al 7 a in
Leave Nauaimo for Comox,
Thursday at 7 a m
Leave Coinox for Nanaimo,
Friday al 7 a in
Leave Nanainio for Viotoria,
Saturday at 7 a m
For Freight and   Passage apply   ou board.
Ma r l—tf
— Wholesale and  Eetail —
Yat Victoria,    B.   C.
Cigar:-: Manufacturer,
Bastion St.,
Nanaimo, b. c.
Smoke the celebrated "Nanaimo Enterprise" cigar.
Best in the Market.
Ap 2-1
Piano   Tuning.
Real Estate and Insurance Agent
l.   O.
The Mutual Life Insurance
The I.Hrucst ConipHsif In tbe World.
Assets, $126,000,000.
Receipts for Year 1888 ,$26,000,000
Paid  Policy Holders,* 1888,  *H4,000,(W0.
General Solicitor, Josbpb Reih.
Head  Oflice  for   Brltjsh   Columbia
llKISTKllMANlSt Co.. V0. 8,  lillBlioil S llWt
Victoria, B.C.
—tSTAM.'SllKII   IN —
City o Nanaimo
^**   pianos and organi, If lefl at ilii** office, will be j
attended to promptly. A. ANGERMAN.    ;
April i8-tf
Saresche Green & Co.
Viotoria,   33.  O.
A general Banking business transacted.
Telegraphic Transfers and Drafts on the
Eastern Provinces, Great Britain and the
United States. Collections promptly
attended to. Agents for Wells, Fargo A
4A1*ITAI. tt?,AOO,<HHI
Real Estate Broker
And General Agent, Conveyancer,
Notary Public, Etc.
City Propertv, Suburban Property and
Farm Lands for sale on best terms.
Correspondence Solicited.
London Oppick—s8 Cornhill, ondon-    Branches
ut San Francisco, Portland, Or,, Victoria, New
Westminster, Vancouver, Nanaimo and
AirtiitH nml  < orreNpomlenU:
In Canada—Tlie Hank of Montreal ami brauches.
Unitbd States—Agentt Hank of Montreal, 59 Wall
Street, New Vork; —Hank of Montreal, Chicago,
UNITBD KihODOM—Bank of British   Columbia, 28
Cornhill, London; National Provincial Bank of
England j North and South Wales Hank;
British   Linen   Company's   Hank;*
Bank of Ireland.
India- China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand Hang
|Kong   anil   Shanghai   Bank   Corporation—
Chartered  Bank of India, Australia and
China, Kngtish, Scottish and Australian  Chartered   Hank,  Bank  nf
I Australasia,    Commercial
Hank Co., of Sydney-
M t-\ii 11   amu Stn tii  America—London   Hank   o
Mexico and South America.
Telegraphic Transfers and Rcn.iltauce«*to and from
ull points can be made through thi*.nauk at
current [rat***. -
ollerlions  carefully attended to and every dc
tion of banking  transacted.
way landing!
7 s
■ry Tuesday and Saturday at
Stoamei MAUDE leaves Victoria f«r Alberni and
Sound porta once a month.
Steamship Sardonyx will leave for Kurt Sbnpson and
intermediate port' on the First   and   Piftosnttl  "I
each month,   Whenevi r Hunlclent   Inducement
offers will call at points on the West Coast and
Queen Charlotte Islands.
The company reserves the right ot changing th!-*.
Time Table at any time without notification.
[C.cn. Agent, Manager.
Nanaimo Land Office,
more nr less, very good land, Millstream
running through, close to Comox Road,
A desirable homestead, minerals included -
Newcastle Townsite—L01 (">s, Block :i
$225 Terms.
Lot 43, block 10, $500 cash.
Lot S, block 13, $1 Soo terms. Splendid
business site.
Lots 11 and 12. block 6—$1000,
Locations for residences nnd business sites
throughout the city.
Nine blocks in the Syndicate Addition to
Port Angeles. Farms In .-ill parts of he
Province. il
Contractor and Builder.
shop   l-irriNii    a   specialty.
Nanaimo, U. 0., P. O. Box, 180.
Mav IB—I um
ALEX, MAYER   •   MARCUS wni.i.i..
Alex. Mayer & Co.,
Wholesale anil Retail Dealers In Grnrrai .
Onlerr;   promptly   nml  carefully delivered'
Commercial   Street,
Nanaimo, B.C.
Harewood Lake, May 27tli, 1889.
Strayed on th my premises one iron
grey cow with a young calf. The owner
is requested to come and pay charges and
takeaway the cow.
Wm. Blackmote,
Arohitec fc,  Eto.
p. o, nox ,,6,
Land Agent, Conveyancer, AccountantJ
and Insurance Agent.
Oppicb:—C. Lt Smith's Bulltllngi Bast Inn Sti
Town Lots and rami, for Hale. Money to Lou
Mntiy-.ij.-i- at low ratt-f.
Agent for the Glasgow and London Fin Insui
Corporation of the City of
Nanaimo, B. C.        '"
By-Law to appoint   a  time niul pi aee   I ■» n ■!
hearing complaints  against   Real Kstate As->]
sessments.     Whereas  by a by-law dated the
6th day of May.lSSg.tl.e 13th day of May w a->J
appointed for  tbe  return by the Assessor tn
the Municipal Council ofthe Real Estate Assessment     Roll,      for     lhc     year     iNSo>J
and,   whereas the said  roll was returned oi>|
that  day, and whereas it is necessary to ap-if
point a  time and place for hearing the  com-a
plaints of such person or persons as mav cot
plain of his or their assessments, appearing 1
the said roll.
Be it therefore enacted by thc Mayor ami
Aldermen of the city of Nanaimo as follows
1. That  all  complaints that  have beel
duly made, or shall be  duly  made,   by  an\l
person or persons of his or their  assessment*
ns   thc same  may  appear on the said assess j
ment roll   for thc year 1S89. shall be heard of
thc city council chamber, NanainiOj on Tue.
day, thc 181I1 day  ofjune, 1S89, at the hoi
of 10 o'clock in the forenoon and at 2 o'clocfl
in the afternoon, or  as soon thereafter as llu-j
said complaints can be heard.
2. This by-law may be cited fm* all pur*
poses as the appeal by-law,  18S9.
Passed by the Municipal Council this 3re
day ofjune, 1889, affirmed by the MtinicipnJ
Council this 10th day ofjune, 1S89.
C. M. C. Mayor.
Solicitor of Ihe High Court, Ontario,
OfBee in Smith's Building, (*oinmerci«J
treet, Nanaimo. THE  NANAIMO   COURIER,   THURSDAY,   JUNE   20, 1889.
Tiro T:»,''» Prejudice Ac:,!,,.! tlio Navy'l
i'oliccmiin—The. Admirals and Cantriin.,
However, Prniso tlm Marines—Cull to
"General Qnartsn,."
There is, perhaps, no body of men in
lhc service of tlio United States government who have como in for a greatei
uhare of contumely and received less
praise for actual service rendered than
Lave the marines of the United States
navy From timo immemorial it lias
heen Jack's 6aying in response to all
douhtfu! stories, "Tell that to tho marines," for tho tars as a set aro tho most
Incredulous fellows, and tho hearty contempt in which they hold tho marines
is sufficient to incitotho firing of a volley
of epithets at tho latter on tho slightest
lt is amusing, too, to seo with what
avidity the young apprentices scizo hold
of the prejudices of the ablo seamen, nml
a person only need go aboard ono of lhe
cruising training ships to hear tbe young
sters bawl out with all tho zest of nn old
shell bach, "Old you Hottentot marine!'
'I'ho duty of n marine aboard ship i-
essentially that of a policeman, and lij
reason of this very duty no fraternizing
i':im bo safely permitted between "tin
guard" and tho men forward. As to tin
lar.etmy ono acquainted with his devil
uie-eare 6pirit and wild, fun loving mil
ure must L-now how he looks upon any
imo put over him as n check. Tho tai
looks up to and respects Ids officers, foi
he fears them; but the marine ho hates
lor it is tho marine who gets him in
trouble. But if marines wero not a feat-
ure of a man-of-war It isdoubtful whether tho discipline required of a crew ol
GOO men would be of tbat efficient nature
now in force. Our navy is peculiarly
distinctive in its method of mobilization
when compared with similar Institutions
abroad, in tho first place, our service
offers better pay, betterdutyand greater
emoluments than docs any other service
in tho world.
Ail United States war vessels carry a
marine guard, ranging in size, however,
from a captain's command of fifty to
sixty men on n flagship to a corporal's
squad on a monitor When a ship is
aliout to go in commission her marine
guard, which has been previously detailed, is marched aboard and stands in
readiness to salute the ensign as it floats
out from tho peak. From this moment
until the expiration of the three years'
cruise tho guard watches that "element
forward" with a constancy that allows
of no relaxation. When tho threo years'
cruise is at an end, when tho seamen who
havo been shipmates through every trial
and hardship aro about to march ashore
and sever Iheir associations, that stern
and implacablo marine guard may bo
seen in lino on deck and under arms—
Iho last to leave tho vessel—and as the
flag is hauled down they givo tlio last
salute to tho colors they havo defended.
The marines havo warm admirers in
those persons who are acquainted with
tlieir sterling worth and necessity, Says
Admiral Wilkes; "Tho marines constitute tho great—1 had almost said the
only—difference botween a man-of-wnr
nnd a privateer." "They aro," adds another writer, "the bulwark between tho
cabin nnd tho forecastle," whilo Rear
Admiral Stewart remarked, "tho support afforded by a steady column of
bayonets has rendered mutinies scarce."
Tho marine is peculiarly a soldier. He
is dressed, equipped and handled as a
soldier, and his wholo lifo is tho very opposite to that of a sailor.
In time of action aboard ship tho marines aro either stationed at ono of tho
heavy pivot guns, or elso disposed about
decks and in tho tops to net as sharpshooters. It was a marine who from the
top of tho Frenchman alongside tlio Victory nt Trafalgar, shot down tho bravo
Nelson ns iio 6tood on tlio deck of the
latter ship. The guard messes, eats and
sleeps in a body, always apart and distinct from tho crow.
Let tho reader imagine himself ut midnight on tho gun deck of n largo vessel
of war lying quietly at anchor. A dim
light is burning forward, throwing a
heavy glare among tho crowded hammocks where D00 men nro sleeping. Not
a sound is lo bo hoard savo tho steady
tread of tho marino sentry overhead,
while tho swish of tho black water
against tho sides breaks the ominous
silence. As tho bell strikes "eight," tho
hour of midnight, a solitary flguro in
full uniform, with sword and pistols,
steps noiselessly from tho cabin door.
Ho slops and listens for a moment, as tho
turning of some restless sleeper in his
hammock attracts his attention. Hois
tho commanding officer. Walking forward, he bends over tho hammock of a
drummer boy and whispers a word in
his ear; tho only reply is a bound lo tho
deck, und tbo next instant tho long roll
is sounding through tho ship.
As if by magic 500 men leap from their
hammocks, hastily pass threo lashings,
nud throwing them (.gainst tho sides of
llio ship, rush half naked to tho guns.
In threo minutes after tho first sounding
of that call to "general quarters," the
guns aro cast looso and tho glaro of tho
battlo lanterns along the deck reveals
tho crouching forms of the tars asclus-
lered about tlieir pieces they wait the
word to open lire. And again all is
silent along that deck, tho somo as when
a few minutes previous overy man was |
wrapt in Blumber. Not a word of warning hnd been given, aud the sudden
alarm aptly proved the excellence of the
ship's discipline.—New York Times.
Hon-    tho   Tallest   ArtiGeial   Stritctitro   ou
tho Karth Looks.
The monstrous tower designed by Engineer Eiffel for tho Paris exposition has
three stories or divisions. Tho first story
is sixty meters high (a meter is equal to
thirty-nino inches) and rests on the arches
which join tho four foundation columns
that carry upon them tho entire weight
of tho huge tower.
The tower has four distinct sections.
Each wing is provided with a refreshment saloon that may bo reached by
means of winding staircases under the
foundation piers. Notwithstanding the
center of the space has been set apart for
the elevator, there still remain 4,200
square meters of door room for the accommodation of visitors who may desiro
to promenade and enjoy a view of Ihe
eity fron, lhat height.
Tin.1 apartments are vory roomy, and
precautions bave been taken to insure
the visitors against all possibility of accident.
An iron railing, about four feet high,
with au arched roof to exclude the intense rays of the sun, surrounds tho extreme edge of tho platform, us it may be
called, which has been reserved as a
promenade for thosu who desiro to walk
about. The requirements for the comfort of lhe inner man, too, havo not
been forgotten. Kitchens, storerooms,
ice chests aud tho like havo been fitted up
in tlio most handy manner imaginable.
Each one of tho four cafes is provided
with a cellar capable of storing 200 tuns
of wine.
Everything about the structure is absolutely fireproof, for iron is tho only
material lhat has been used in its construction. Two thousand persons per
hour can ascend ami descend (ho staircases leading to (he platform, and 4,000
can find seats to rest upon in tho cafes
nt one time.
Tliosceond story, which is sixty meters
abovo the first one. is also reached by
four staircases built inside of the supporting columns which make a sharp
inward curve, leaving but 1.400 square
meters of surface for the platform and
promenade. Here. loo. in tlie commodious and handsomely decorated cafo
tho thirsty and tired sightseer may find
something moro potent than Seine water
to rocuperato his strength
This story is ninety-one meters above
tho lip of the Notre Dame steeple, and
higher than tho tower of the palaco of
tho Trocadero, on Ihe other side of the
river, and, as may easily be imagined,
tho view of the surrounding country to
bo had from such an altitude is almost
Indescribable. From hero on the columns of tho tower fall in toward each
other until they ascend a distauco of 2?.*,
meters abovo tho ground, whero the
third and last story Is situated.
Only one staircase leads to the third
story, which is for the exclusivo use oi
tho persons employed in tho tower, am!
all visitors aro expected  to uso tho ele
rntors,  two in number, to reach  Ilia
point.   Tho platform is eighteen metei
square, still largo enough to erect then
on a comfortably sized dwelling.    Ml
view hero is simply superb.   Tho sio,
is equipped witli reflecting mirrors un
a largo supply of field glasses forth,,
who wish to use them.    It has been es;
mated that tho ordinary eye can dlscer
objoctB seventy miles away.
The tower terminates in whatisknou
us the lantern, twenty-five meters ahin
tlio third section, but this place has Inset asido for tho use of the scientists b
making observations.—VossichoZeitui!
Whnt It  I!uy Did.
A few days ngo a liorso attached to a
express wagon   went   racing  past   tl
Grand  Pacific.   Tlio   animal  had   ev
dcutly beeu feeding and becomo frlgh
ened, for ho had iio bit in his mouth in
Ills bridlo hung on his neck.    As then.
away  rushed   furiously across   Cla,
street and west on Jackson a young In
jumped forward, caught tho tailboard i
the wagon and climbed in.   Ho had n
sooner got thero than tho vchiclo stroll cab and careened sufficiently to thru
tho  boy   out.   Ho   picked   himself   i
quickly aud climbed back onco more in
tho wagon.    Whilo tho liorso was si:
running at full speed the boy ventur,
out on to tho shafts, reached the horse
head and managed  to stop tho annua
just before Fifth avenue was reached
Two policemen stood on the corner <,
Jackson and Clark and saw the hots,
rush by, but mado only slight efforts i
check him.   For all this one of tho bole
hluccoatssaid to tho other: "That was
brave attempt you mado to stop thai
horse, Jim;   your  lifo   was  in   dangi'l
every raiuute."   "That's true, Dan, that's
truo; and  I nover would havo had (In-
courago to do what I did had I not seei
tlio bravery you showed  first.   It wa.-,
your example that gavo me tho grit.'
And   tlio guardians of tho publio pul
their clubs besides tlieir noses und smiled
knowingly at eacli other.—Chicago Her
"Ike' Hutchinson'. Adventure will, HI.
Father In Carrting Luth..
Mr. B. P. Hutchinson has a promising
l»n Isaac, of which this story is told:
"Old Hutch," as the world calls him,
was seated one afternoon ou tlie fence
surrounding a piece of his property upon
which a comfortable dwelling house was
being put up. The veteran merchant
was whittling a stick of wood and superintending the actions of "Ike," who,
under Ids instructions, was transferring
n lot of laths from tho open air to the interior of tlie unfinished house in a wheel-
harrow lt was not an easy task. Anybody who bus tried it knows how hard il
isrto wheel a barrow up a single plank.
But "Young Hutch" was performing the
I job creditably.
"Old Hutch" watched and whittled for
, a while in silence.   Then an idea struck
' him, and lie lumbered down off the fence
; and approached his perspiring son.
"Ike," said he, "you know ns much as
an oyster."
Iko mado uo reply, but looked a little
"See  here,"  went ou   the  old man.
"don't you see that you can get twice
: ns many laths onto that wheelbarrow if
I you pile them crosswise instead of length-
! wise, ns you've been doing?   Just watch
I me, and seo the load I'll take in there."
The boy silently watched his father
laboriously pile up the sticks.    When he
Btarted  the wheelbarrow slowly up the
i plank a bystander might have perceived
| a huge grin  of delight spreading itself
over "Young HutchV features.
When Old Hutch reached the brick
doorway lie stopped.    Why?   Well, because when piled   crosswise  tho  laths
wero too long to permit the wheelbarrow
| to enter.   The old  mnn turned slowly
round and mopped  his brow with a red
silk handkerchief.
Old Hutch looked at Young Hutch.
Young Hutch looked at Old Hutch.
"Father,"  said   the  younger of  the
twain deliberately, "you don't know ns
much as the shell of an oyster,"
The old man told the Century club
crowd all about it the next day, and
vowed as bo related the circumstance
that Ike would be a bigger mau than his
brother Charley some day.—Chicago Tribune.
Fun for Ono of the Boy..
Tho spirit of tlio Spanish inquisition
lives today in the form of the small boy,
and particularly that portion of the
genius commonly known as the gamin
For discovering particularly ingeniou:
and soul racking methods of torture ami
annoyance, Ihe small boy stands preeminent and unapproachacle. This great
truth was borne in upon the mind nl
Tho Man About Town by an incident In
whicli ho was a witness on Olive streel
the other day. A youngster who, from
his aristocratic appearance, wasevidenl l.»
tho hopo of some West End family, aim
who had strayed down town, had
become deeply interested in tho mys
teries of the cablo road and was endcav
oring lo penetrate its secrets by a careful
investigation through the slot. A gamin
stood on llio curb.
His roving glance took In the boy in
themiddloof the street, and his activ,
mind immediately conceived a plan ti
improve the situation for his own amuse
ment uud tlio utter woe of tho boy from
the West End. He drew a long string
from his pocket, mado a slip nooso in
one end and warily approached his vi.'
tim. With a sudden spring he seized tin
other's natty hat, deftly slipped ih
noose around tho crown and running ;
few steps up tho street before the otic:
boy hnd taken in the sil nation, he droppe,
tho free end through tho slot. Instant I.i
it caught thocable and held fast, and llu
next second the hat wus sailing up tin
street at the rate of eight miles an hour
with its owner wildly pursuing it. a
hopeless second In lhe race, while llu
bystanders cheered, and the author nl
the trouble smiled a smile of exceeding
pence, and ran up an alley to relate his
adventure to a few other angelio spirits.
—St. Louis Republic.
the hot water cure,
Took Himself Array, Likely.
There was a young photographer who
lived—1 uso the term advisedly—at*our
boarding house, but he is not there now.
One morning ho helped himself to fish
with tho uncalled for remark, "Secure
the shad roe cro tho substance fade," and
since then ho has been missing, There
is no clew to tho mystery of his disappearance, but a hard, cold look has been
the landlady's favorite wear over since
he weut away.—Bob Btudette.
Another Kirc l-lxiierlmcnt.
Make a very small hole in eaoh end of
a fresh egg, and, after blowing out the
contents, close ono end with a bit of seal
ing wax. Cut two pieces of cloth lu tbe
shnpo of Iho body of a lish. and sow them
together on the edges, so us to mako a
pointed bag I'm some sand into this
for ballast The mouth of the bag must
be exactly the size of the egg, which is to
be fastened into it with sealing wux or
glue, to form the head of lhe fish. Ilav
ing prepared it in this way, paint two
eyes on the egg With black paint, and
tlio magic lish is ready lo be put into a
jar of water The weight of the sand in
tho bag must be such that the fish will
float on lhe Biirface if left to itself, but
so that n very light touch will cause it
to sink, Cover the jar tightly with a
piece of india rubber, or any other water
proof flexible substance. When a hand
is laid on tho covering the pressure
transmitted to tho liquid will causo u
littlo water to enter the egg, and tho fish
will dive; tho heavier the pressure llu
moro quickly it will plunge. Remove
lhe pressure from tho India rubber and
Ihe compressed air in tlie egg will fon-i
il out of the water and the fish will conn
lo Ihe surface again.—Christian Union
A Tip from Spook Land.
We commend to Iho attention of the
Society for Psychical Research the latest
dream story in connection with racing.
A well known ex-military sportsman for
some weeks past hud made up his mind
that he would try and dream the winner
of the Lincoln handicap. This ingenious
idea of his he announced to several of
his friends, who naturally smiled somewhat skeptically on tho would be seer.
However, on Monday night five times in
succession ho dreamt that No. 18 had
won the race. As there was no horse of
that name tho sportsman in question
camo to tho conclusion that his vision
must refer to the number on tho card.
Ho made no secret of his belief, and yesterday morning ho sent a messenger to
King's Cross to get tho card and back
Ids dream number. Thero wero no cards
to bo had at tho station. Accordingly,
he wired to Messrs. W. H. Smith tt
Sons' bookstall at Lincoln for the name
of No. 18 on the day's card for the handicap. The answer came back promptly,
"Wise Man." The resolute dreamer immediately backed tho horse, with the
happy result lhat all wise racing men
now wot of. Every detail of this singular story is absolutely true, and there
aro many who can testify to having
heard the prophecy of No. 18 delivered
on Tuesday afternoon.—London Telegraph.       	
Why He Didn't Bear It.
They nro laughing over a blunder of a
United States examining surgeon up in
Caribou. Ho was examining for deafness
an applicant for a pension, and to test the
man's left ear held a watch at some distance and asked him tf he could hear it
tick. Tho answer was "No," and ths
samo reply was given to repeated ques-
ions as the watoh was brought nearer.
"Put him down totally deaf in left ear,"
tho surgeon said, and holding the watch
away from the man's right ear, the same
question was asked. To his surprise, the
answer was the same. It then occurred
to the surgeon to examine his watch, and
he found that it hail stopped. The examination was begun all over again.—
Lewiston Journal.
Harmonizing Conflicting Opinions ou (he
Subject — How and Wben Hot Water
Should Be Died—"The Hair of the DoE
f. Good for the Itite."
A "constant reader" writes that he is in
a fog as to the effects of hot water in the
treatment of dyspepsia, no has seen it
advocated in these jyilumns and condemned by an esteemed contemporary
who maintains that hot water brings on
tho disease for which it was -recommend-
1 ed. He now writes to know which state
ment is correct. Hot water, hot tea or
coffee, in fact, hot food, whether liquid
or solid, if used persistently, will in lime
irritate tho stomach and so impair its
power to digest. Practically, it will bring
on dyspepsia.
Now as to the efficacy of hot water in
the treatment of that disease. Asa rein
edy it doubtless appears of the "hair of
the dog" sort. It must be remembered
that there is a decided difference between
a healthy stomach und one in disease.
In health, nothing ought to bo habitually
put into that organ which is much more
than "blood warm." But in disease the
condition of things is very different.
What is known as dyspepsia springs from
variable conditions, too many, in fact, lo
discuss here. But in nearly all of them
the stomach is less active than it ought
to be, or it works to a disadvantage, and
needs a spur or corrective.
Hot wateracts in several ways. When
taken into the stomach it not only stimulates it and quickens its action, but tt
tends—as do all hot applications—to allay irritation. Beside that, it acts mechanically, and washes out that organ,
hurrying its contents down into tho intestine, when without it tlie samo would
be retained longer than there is any need
of. Let a person who four or five hours
after a hearty meal still feels uncomfortable sip acup of very hot water, and it
will bring him great relief, stimulating
the stomach and washing out of it much
of its contents which would havo been
sent on into the intestines had not that
orgun been fatigued by overwork.
Now, in what passes under tho head of
dyspepsia there is often a catarrhal
trouble of the stomach, and tho same sort
of affection, also, frequently exists in the
Intestine. Tho lining is more or less irritated, aud, in consequence of it, uot
only is the secretion of mucus greater
than in health, but the same is changed
in character, is thicker, more adhesive,
etc. While the stomach is empty this
mucus-pours but of its walls and glues
them over, as it were With such a de
posit upon Ihem, let food be taken info
it and soon tho same is coated with mucus' and bo rendered less susceptible lo
tho digestive fluids. Not only that, but
the mucus in question, whilo on tho wall.-,
keeps back to a certain extent the gas
trio juice, and prevents ils free entrance
into the stomach. For such a condition
of things as this hot water is the simplest
most grateful and effective remedy
But by hot water is not, by any means
meant water "scalding hot." Water too
hot may injure thc lining of tlie stomach
and cause other ill effects. Hot water to
be taken internally ns a medicine should
be at a temperature of from 110 to 120
degs., or about as hot as tbo coffeo one
indulges in after dinner. It should be j
taken before meals—from one-half to an ;
hour and a half—and bo slowly sipped.
If one is even fifteen or twenty minutes
In drinking a glassful all the better.
There are some precautions to he used in
taking hot water.
A person who is liable to hemorrhages
should only tako it "blood warm." One
with heart trouble—who has a weak
heart—must sip it more slowly than
others need to do, occupying tlio longest
time advised. While this remedy is one !
of the simplest and most effective in
suitable cases, it must not bo forgotten
that its indiscriminate use is strongly
discouraged. Before applying it habitu
ally, the safe way Is to consult a physi-
cian, as In some instances whero It would
seem advisable to tako it, it might be
contra-indicated. To settlo this question
regarding the value of hot water aud the
noesible dangers of using it, the follow
ing testimony of a physician is offered: j
"We often hear it said that tlio free
and prolonged use of hot water tends to
injure the system. Somo say that it is
weakening, that it weakens thc nerves
of the stomach, that it causes atuemia of
the stomach, that it interferes with digestion, that it tends to produce a flushed
face and cerebral hyperemia, that it debilitates tho alimentary tract, and that il
causes a host moro of most direful evils
As a rule, all theso objections are theo
retical, and come from those who never
used It intelligently and systematically,
and hence nre ignorant of the facta. In
reply to such objections, all I can say is
that I have used hot water daily for six
years without the slightest perceptible
injury, and have seen only uniformly
good results in persons for whom I have
proscribed Its daily and long continued
use."—Boston Hcruld
Stormy Pari, of tho Ocean.
The most violent hurricanes originate
In the tropical latitudes; in the Atlantic
ocean, to tlie north or cast of tho West '
Indian Islands; and in the Pacific, in the
China seas, and thc neighborhood of the
Phtlippiuo Islands. As the West Indian
cyclones follow the course of the gulf
stream, so tbo typhoons of the Pacific
follow the course of the great oceanic
ourrent which passes round tho East
Indian archipelago, the shores of China
and the Japanese Islands. A more continuously rough and stormy part of tho
ocean does not, perhaps, exist than that
In the neighborhood of tho Shetland
Isles at the north of Scotland, where the
German and Atlantic oceans meet, und
where the currents are both rapid and
dangerous. The most variable weather
ls, however, experienced off Honolulu.
Sandwich Islands.—New York Telegram
STARS    OF     HEAVEN     FELL    AS    IF
Tin, Won,III (ill Mednric ShoiK-r of 1833.
Theories iu to the Cause nnd Effect—A
Child*. tVomlerusent at lhe Scene Super-
si 11 ions An,- of Colored People.
One ol' (he earliest and most vivid of
my personal recollections is of the grand
meteoric shower of Kov. in, 1888. A
similar occurrence is recorded as happening in northern Europe near thc close of
the lasl century. Hut no meteorological
display has equaled lhat of 1883 in extent and duration from the beginning of
the historic period
Willi reference lo the origin of these
meteors there bavo been divers conjee-
lures, most of which ure at best haphazard speculations. A number of astronomers have regarded tbem us fragments
[if an exploded planet small iu size, but
i,f a like sort with the hundred and odd
llsteroids that have been discovered be-
Iween lhe orbits of Mars and Jupiter.
Kepler himself thought (hat a large
planet wns needed in this vast interplanetary space to perfect the rhythm of the
sklesand the fabled music of the spheres.
Tlio subsequent discoveries of Piuzzi and
Olbcrs and iheir successors have fully
justified Ihis opinion This old astro-
nomical fancy of a lost Pleiad likewise
finds its vindication, it may be in these
asteroids and in the fur more numerous
Uicleoroids which have since been seen iu
all parts of the world. Whether they be,
as suggested, ihe disjecta membra ot
pome errant and wrecked orb doomed
and damned for some earlier Adamic
transgression, they certainly occupy a
definite placo in our system.
Their periodical occurrence with greater or lesser brilliancy iu May and November und likewise in August nnd December, establish tho facts that at theso dates
our earth in its annual travel comes in
frequent contact with a meteoric zone.
It may require another century of investigation with thc aid of mightier instruments than thut of the Link observatory
to determine whether, as is probable,
these meteoric exhibitions result from a
vast volumo of nebulous mutter revolving around tho sun, and itself Ihe nursery of embryonic planets.
Whatever our conclusion ou these
vexed questions, it was certainly not
only tho privilege of a lifetime, but a
millennium, to be un eye witness of such a
stupendous and resplendent spectacle. I
distinctly remember being aroused about
4 o'clock in the morning by tbo weird
outcries of tbe domestic servants. They
seemed possessed with tho idea that the
day of judgment was at hand, and I readily recall thc efforts of my father to quiet
tho uproar hy assuring them that (here
was no cause of alnrrn.
Of course, I knew nothing of scientific
import. My impressions wero thoso of
elation rather than fright. To mo Hie
wholo scene was about what I have
since conceived of tho pyrotechnic displays of the Vauxhull garden or a full
fledged Chinese least of lanterns. A boy
reader will best understand the aspect ol
things when I add lhat aside from the
fizz and the pop it was like a thousand
Chvistmases condensed into ono.
Scientific observers havo since told ua
that these uicleoroids nil seemed to proceed from a point in (ho constellation
Leo. For this reason they have been
since called Leonids. My boyish remembrance accords with this statement of
the scientists. Usually they issued singly,
but nt limes they had the appearanco of
a stream of fire. A few that I observed
wero ve:-y large, ono or moro not unlike
tho nucleus of Halley's comet In 183",
when it was receding from the sun.
They nearly all seemed falling directly
to tho earth, and it wasa matter of childish wonderment to mo that they did not
cover the ground as I had seen falling
snow flakes do at other times. Tho splendor of these celestial fireworks gradually
waned as the dawn approached, very
much to my personal regret.
A great many stories aro still current
in regard to the general consternation
produced by this marvelous phenomenon.
In somo instances persons wero frightened into convulsions, and several deaths
were reported from differentparts of the
In my boyhood thero was a story current of a wealthy slaveholder in western
Georgia, who was besides something of
a philosopher. Ho resided in the center
of a largo negro quarter, and being
awakened by Iho shrieks and yells of
nearly ono hundred slaves, ho hurriedly
equipped himself in pants and slippers
and stepped out on his front piazza He
was soon surrounded with a largo number of slaves who wero frantic with terror. For a time he surveyed tho heavens
with a decree of painful apprehension.
Noticing in the crowd an old negro
preacher, in whose piety ho had much
confidence, be addressed him iu this wise;
"Uncle Joe, do you watch the 'seven
stars'and 'llio ell and yard,'and when
you seo them start como into the 'big
house' and we will hnvo a word of
Of courso the Pleiades wero immovable, nor did (ho empyreal suns that blazo
in tho belt of Orion "shoot madly from
their spheres." As n consequence the
hypothetical "word of prayer" was unspoken. The return of daylight blotted
out the meteors and calmed tho superstitious fears of master and slave.
Most astronomers tell us that another
such spectacle will probably never be I
witnessed again through all the generations of men. St. John, who was a
prisoner In I'ntmos, says: "1 beheld
when be had opened tho sixth 6enl" tbat
"tho sun became as blood; aud tbe stars
of heaven fell unto tho earth, even ns a
fig tree casteth ber untimely figs when
sho is shaken of a mighty wind."—Rev
J. W. Scolt.
Columbia - Carriage - Works
Hastings Street, East  of Carroll,
1 !,i i enensive ntablUuwnl lias ju.; or.rr.ed.    A ]»rs« anj v>eil --IscicrJ neck el
Carriages,     Buggies,    Buckboads,
HORliE-SHflRINfr ""jas  "«3"»<1  "1"   l"=-l  Shoe, on ihe to*-i, this d,,B.o:l will be nude .
UVIIUU UUUU111U, K''.'''ly.    We rjuuantee lo prevent hor.c-   from   interferioj   or  Over-ftacUaa
mini nino        ,      ■■■'"■*■ -*•. -l"-i and treated on ihe lues, aupriAtd principles.
nhrAn!Nil     "p*1'"■•»■■■■»■■'•» ■'ranches,* ,>eiiasi>Ai.vri.Mj,tkihsusu. use,,.W«i,h
i -e,,d, i , i ■■ , '"•'""   ' "'"  •" «>°t''r* P"«*-     I-'S'it and Heavy M.IM.I >,.•> of every descnuiio o
"„"'     "'"''-"'ll ''epa,inu.t.i  will receive lhe personal supervision of our Mr. MeNAliB, an old e x.
v      oe .i v.,.1,.111.,,,, u.i! .„„: »avorar,(j. known :n man). part?o) ,_ftl. i,„lnin;0,j.
A.   T.   McNABB   «fc   Co.
Government Street
Victoria, B. C.
Deposits '-eeeive.il in Hold, Silver and U.S. Currency.    Inleiest paid ou ihe same
on time deposits.
Oold Dust and I,'. 8. Currency piirckiised at highest! market rules.
IV .Sight. Drafts und Telegraphic Transfers op K<m Francisco, New York and
LCxohange on Loudon available in all pints of Europe, Eutjlaud. Ireland and
Letters of Credit issued ou the principal Citi»-a ol Hit, Ceiled Btsjtes, Canada uud
tar Agents for   Wells,   Fa<-gc  *  Co. JBX
NESBITT. DICK   OK <te CO. P. ..•jiietors.
Assorted Jumbles,
Assorted Tlnferers.
Coffee Cal-.,-.
Cheese Biscuits,
Currant Ton.
Olnger Snaps, ,;
Graham Wafers. J
Olnger Cake, »
Family Pilot.
Fancy Mixed.
Fruit Blser,
Iced Ginger Bread.
Iced Sultana.
•  ABOVt,   OOUOrL.,".'
I.fcmon Shdhs
lemon b.„. ,.r.
New York Snap.,
Oat Meal,
Rich Mixed,
Soda Crackc
s»«a Biscuit,
Sugar Crackers.
Spice Jumbles.
Sugar Coairies,
Sultana Biscuit,
Vanilla Cream,
Etc., Etc.
HErVRl'  H. nASO**-, [     DIHECTOBO.
56 New
Broad St
%he business of ALLSOP  di MASON hat been merged in
.«, Company and will h» tmmtmti«-  *•• .— •■>  -
,,..,. vwmmsuf AtLSjuenur  d! MASON hat been merged in   the
abot.e Company and will be carried on by tye Company from  thit
a General Land Investment and Insurance Agency.
.....  *mm   . «... ON ItiOBTGAOE AT LOW  RATES.
Town Lois ami Far-atng Lands tat
sale on easy terms.
Dr. j.   Collis    Browne's
invalids—II you ■■ -th to udmuo
quit*l refreshing sleep, free lium headache,
relief from Dftin and anguish, tn calm and
asSUOgC llu: weary etchings of protracted
disease, Invigorate the nervous media, and
regulate the circulating systems ofthe body,
ynu will provide yourself with tnat marvellous remedy discovered by Dr. J, Collis
Browne thie Army Medical Stall), to which
he gave thc name of CHLORODYNE, nnd
which is admitted by the profession to be the
most wonderful and valuable- remedy t-ver
CHLORODVNE is the best remedy
known for Coughs, Consumption, Bronchitis-
CHLORODYNE acts like a charm in
Diarrhoea, and i-- lhe only specific in Cholera
and Dysentery.
CHLORODYNE effectually cms short all
attacks of Epilepsy, Hysteria, Palpitation
and Spasms.
CHLORODYNE is the only palliative in
Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Gout, Cancer,
Toothache, IVfeningitis, St ,, ftc,
A Vast Gulf -Separates Them.
Somo mon "livo and learn." Others
devote their timo exclusively to forgetting all that they ever knew.—Gloucester
Cosmopolitan  Market,!
coimiimlal sireel, Kaualino, R. C.
*G1.    OTJ*E3*Kr*lsr*EI*tjIj.
Boot & Shoemaker,
Froo Delircrrv tn All Pnrts of the Cir.,
Next   HUbert'a  Furniture
gar Repairing ti all kinds promptly
:ittendpcl l»
Ap  23-t'
ANDINd,   ex   " (UTANA "
md oilier arrivala from Great
100 tons Pin Iron.
i-'ri.OOO Fire Bricks.
300 CaakB Portland Cement
KirkmanA Sons' Pinnafortes (a choice
dirties A Harvey's Blasting and Sporting Powder.
J. A W. Stuarts' Patent Double Knotted Netting Twines, etc., etc.
Wharf Street,
myl2»2« Victoria, B,0,
Mlninn Erqir.ocr, United States and
Provincial Surveyor and Assayer. Vancouver, B. C.
ReliaLile repoit**, underground surveys ami map-, j
of mine*; executed at low reten.     Assay*, made in all
kitiiis or Minerals,  Oolfl  snd   Silver  ban.     Thirty i
years   ex per knee  in  mining  In  Asia,  Europe   and
United States ftf America.     Speaks  un  languages.
Assays  from   a distance    promptly    attended   to.!
Address, Vancouver, R. C.
AH Quarts for assaying loft with W. C \
Hallack, Nanaimo, will bo promptly for-1
warded to Dr.. Bredemeyer.
VICTORIA,   B, 0.,
—wii i nivB—
ml m
Crayon,Indian InkorWaterColc
The EKST WORK nn1he Pacific
Coast at
i'i um Symes & Co., Pharmaceutical
Chemists Medical Hall, Simla, January 5th,
1SS0: To J. T. Davenport, Esq., 33 Great
Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, Dear
Sir:—We embrace this opportunity of con*
gratulatlng ynu upon the wide-spread reputation this justly esteemed medicine, Dr. J.
Collis Jrowne's Chlorodyne, has earned for
itself, not only in Hindostan, but all over
the Kast. Asa remedy nf general utility,
we much question whethei a better is im«
ported into the country, and we shall he
clad to hear of iis finding; a place in overy
Anglo-Indian home. The other brands, we
nn* happy to say, are now relegated to the
native hazaars, and judging from their snlet
we fancy their sojurn there will he hut
evanescent. We could multiply [11 dances
litfinilttm of the extraordinary efficacy of
Dr. Collis 1.rowne's Chlorodyne In DiarrhoB,
and 2nd Dysentery Spasms, Cramps,
Neuralgia, the VomlUpg of Pregnancy, nnd
Oh general Sedative, that have owctrred
uii... our personal observation during many
years. In .Choleraic Diarrhoea, nnd even if
the mure terrible forms of Cholera itself, we
have witnessed its controlling power. We
have never used any other form of this
medicine than Collis Browne's, from a firm
conviction that it is decidedly the best, and
also from a sense ot duty we owe to the pro]
fession and the public, as we ire of the
opinion tnat thc substitution of any other
than Collis Browne's, is A DELIBERATE
faithfully yours, Symes & Co., Members of
the I'harm. Society of Great Britain, His
Excellancy the Viceroy's Chemists.
CAU TION.-- Yice-Cnanceiior Sir W.
Page Wood stated that Dr. J, Collis Browne
Was, undoubtedly, the inventor of Chlorodyne; thnt thc :.tory of the defendant, Free
man, was deliberately untrue, which, he
regretted lo say, had been sworn to.—See
"Th; Times," [uly 13, 1SS4.
Sold in bottles nl ts. i.Csd., as. od., 4s.
6d., and tls. each. None is genuine without the words "Dr. J. Collis Browm-'s
Chlorodyne" on the Government stamp,
Overwhelming medical testimony accompanies each bottle.
t   Caution—Beware of  Piracy] and Imita-
Sole Manufactures—-J. T. Davenport, 33
Great Russell  Street, Bloomsburv  Londan
(Coroner for the Province of Brit-
1   it-h Columbia.)   Residence, East
Wellington.     Telephone     eounocrion
No. 2«;
Between Nanaimo,  Comox aad   Victoria.)
Stilamlk Amelia.
Arrives in Nanaiamo every Tuesday evening.
Leaves Nanaima for Como*  Wednesday     3 A. af,
Returns from Comox for Victoria,
Wednesday evening,
Leaves Nanaimo for Victoria Thursday      7 A. M,
Leaves Victoria for Nanainio, Friday ,      7 A. M.
Leaves Nanaimo for Victoria,   and
all  way ports Saturday      7 A. w.
[Between  Nanafitto and  VancoiiTer.]
Siyamkk Rainbow.
Arrives    at     Nanaimo    Tuesdays—Leavo*-*
Nnnaimo Wednesday morning.
[Between Westminster, Comox & Nanaimo.]
Al rives In   Nanaimo Wednesdays  and Sun
days —Leaves    Nnnaimo    for   Comox
Thursday-*--Leave*    Nanaimo   for
New   Westminister    Saturdays
and   Mondays,
Train- leave Nauaimo for Victoria.   9:04 A.M.
       " Wellington      13:39 *'■ *■■
" arrive in    " from Victoria    13*30 p. m.
ton       8:c5 A. M,
On Saturday* an extra train leaves Nnnaimo for Victoria at t :*;6 P. M. A train aL*o
leaven Victoria for Wiuoiwo, arriving berr
al 6155 P. M.. and lee■•*■**. for Wellington a*.
10:15 t\ M.
Malls close daily for Victoria
and   way  stations  S a. a*.
"    Arrive     12:20 A. M,
"    Close foi  Wellington,..     11.45 A. tt.
"    Eur Comox, Alberni and
way stations every   Wednesday  7 V* it.
G. H. BLAKEWAY & 00.
The Nanaimo Pharmacy
Physician Prescription, carefullycnnrpounrlvd
Country orders promptly .it tended lo.
J.  B. ji:\ki\»,
Messrs*. Russell McDonald A Co., beg
to notify the public that;,they have di*-
poHeil (ii ilieir branch store in this city.
Tlie store will In-rloaed after the first af
July and from now until that date we
will sell our stock at cont. All debts not
settled on or before Juae 30th, will h»
. eueel for.
Nanaimo, B. C. Jang 1st, 1889.
I 1 rco THE  NANAIMO   COURIER,   THURSDAY, JUNE   20,   18 89.
THURSDAY,   JUNE   20,   188''.
Ilisiiluit u«,l IVIer.on.
Ed. Hanlan. the lalcchaiupiunoarMuaii
of the world, who has just returned front
Australia, has a great deal more respect
for the prowess of tlie Colonial oarsmen
than when he left lure a year and a hali
ago. While there he rowed tour races
and lost three. He was beaten first by
Beach for the world's championship and
*2,500, and was beaten by him in 19.56
for three miles aud 850 yards. Beach
then retired in favor of Kemp, and he,
too, beat Unman for $8,600. Harry
Searles, who was entirely unknown, defeated Kemp, and then Hanlan for $,600
and the championship, lie beat Trickett,
however, winning the same amount.
Altogether since 1880 Hanlan has rowed
twelve races  in   Australia,   »inning six
and losing the same number,   [nconvor-
sation he said: "1 do not feel stale as
some have said, and 1 still believe I have
mv old-time speed. The only point
w/iere 1 am failing is in my endurance.
I can not row the distance I used to. but
am ready to make a match with any one
living foi-one or two miles, twill never
make another race for three miles unless
1 have a year or two's rest. 1 have been
working too steadily. The result is that
I enter a race feeling first-class, but
weaken when it comes to the last mile."
" Would you row 1'etersou three
"Well, yes'. I will modify my statement that I would never row another
three-mile race. I am readv to make ti
match with anv one on the Pacific
A  VsliiKcroM* NnlSMIOC.
U'e have been requested to call atten-
tion to the dangerous nuisance existing i
in the hollow on the left hand side of
Commercial street, directly opposite Mr.
J, Teague's residence. The hollow in
question is made the receptacle of or all
kinds of refuse big bullocks' heads, decayed vegetable matter, straw, dust, half
emptied meat tins, boxes etc. In one i
instance a Back or two of decaying onions
were deposited there much to thc delight
of Mr. Teague's cow which made a hearty
meal of them, with the result that the
milk for a day or so was utterly useless.
The matter is worthy of attention from
the Street Committee (already as we
know overworked, but this is a crying
evil) as it can but breed disease and during the present hot weather the stench
at times is disgusting. It is only necessary for anyone who doubts the existence
of "the nuisance to take a walk there in
the early morning and judge for himself
by thc odor arising if it be not prejudicial
to the public health. Much more might
be said on the question but the Street
Committee lias always shown itself eager
to put a stop to any'existing evil, so that
it is unnecessary to dwell on the subject
as we know that the matter will be attended to.
. -SV-	
Wrestling M»tcU.
n. s. McLeod. the rising young athlete
of Nanaimo, and E. W. Johnston, champion all-round athlete of the world,
signed articles last evening for a
wrestling match for 1250 a side; the
match to take place cither in Nanaimo or
in this city on the evening of Saturday,
the 29th instant. The match is to be
oateh-as-catch-can; best two falls in
three. This is MeLcod's lirst appearance as a professional, and sporting men
will watch with interest to see how lie
acquits himself. His opponent is no
novice in athletic sports of any kind ; und
while not posing as wrestler particularly,
can give a good account, of himself in tills,
as well as any other branch of sport.—
< 'olpnitl,
Mr. McLeod informed us that he w ished to havo the match come off in Nauaimo and so doubtless his wish will be
acceded to and Nanainioites will have the
opportunity of seeing their representative to give a good account of himself.
- ■••
'fl'oroiito industrial Exhibition,
We are in receipt of a woll-gol-up catalogue from the "Provincial Exhibit Association" of British Columbia, which
really gives as it professes to do, some
valuable hints to intending exhibitors.
It would be impossible to give our
readers even a synopsis of the contents,
but anyone calling at tne C'urniKii office
can see the catalogue for himself.
Exhibits must lie delivered in Vancouver on or before Monday, tho li'th of
August, 1880, with the exception of such
as are of a Perishable Nature, which will
lie received until Saturday, the lilst of
August, 1889, but their entry must be
stated by Saturday, the 24th of August,
for embodiment in the catalogue.
Taken Back to Seattle*
Thc Seattle Prett: "United States Marshal Hamilton returned from Victoria
this afternoon with the nineteen Chinamen wdiom he undertook to land there
under writs of deportation. The authorities refused to permit the landing without
the $50 head money. As the money did
not accompany the writs, the Marshal
was obliged to bring them back and put
them in jail. He will make a report to
tlie court, and the result will he the discharge of the prisoners. This act will be
in effect fo nullify the exclusion law.
Mining- Difficulties.
The Calgary Tribune says:    We understand the proprietors of  the mines at
Field,  B,  C,  had a  writ served upon
them yesterday at the Instance of SherifF
Kedgravcs, to  restrain  them  from  proceeding with any  work on their claim.
These men filed their claim under the
Dominion laws and subsequently Sheriff
Uedgraves filed a claim under the British
Columbia laws, hence the trouble.   Cor-i
respondents  from  Windermere  by this |
mornlng'8 mail says there will be a  good
deal of work done  in the  mines ill that.
locality this summer.
Olrltrutloll ut Dtlllcuil'M.
The settlers in the District of Cowichan
have made extensive preparations to
celebrate Dominion Day. There will be
athletic sports, viz. boxing, jumping,
running, boat races, etc.
A very enjoyable time  is anticipated
and the day's amusement will conclude I
with a dance in the evening.
ViMttilllo Itiiilnillu Suciosic.
The   next   dlawing   of the   Naliahuo
Building Society will take place next
Friday week, the 28th inst,, at the Institute Hall.
Any   member  who   is   six   weeks  in
arears with his subscriptions will do well
■ to pay up at once or he will be  debarred
from participating in the benefits to be
l derived trom the drawing.
The mode of operation by the N. B. S.
is too well known to require details from
us as to the working of the society.
Those who become members will, we feel
assured, have performed a wise and provident action which they will not regret.
Nannimo Cricket Club.
A general meeting of the above club
will be held on Friday next, the 21st instant, at 7:.'!0 p. in. sharp.
A full attendance is requested, as much
important business will be transacted.
A match will be played next Saturday
Married vs. Single.
The grounds are being fitted up with
seats and a tent will be erected as a
shelter for the ladies who have signified
their intention of honoring the name
with tlieir presence.
We intend to stake our loose cash on
the would-be Benedicts.
I,inc. I,uss ,,.
Daily in lhe evening, after receiving a
few Items of telegraphic news,we received
the report that the wires were down, and
so must ask our readers to excuse the
lack of the usual budget of American and
European newn.
— •••	
more i,„,,,iarj,,,»s.
The Islander lasl evening brought  upwards  of 100 European emigrants, the
majority of whom went through to the
Sound this morning.
Tlie Weekly Courier,
The W'kuki.v CoUBIGB, issued this
morning, is full of local news. Price.
10 cents.   Send one to your friends.
A little Blow.—Visitor—"Been having
a storm here'.'" Kansan- "No, not lately.
There was a little blow yesterday, but it
didn't amount to anything. Tore down
the school-house and four or five resi-.
I deuces, and killed live people.    It wasn't
j notion' to speak of."
Great   Transcontinental   Route,
Northern Pacific Kaify
{ Via thc  Cascade  Division  now" completed,
making it thc Shortest, Besi
and   Quickest.
The Dining Car Line.    The Direct Route.
i Nn Delays, Fastest Trains, Lowest Rates
tu Chicago ami all Points Mast. Tickets
sold tu all Prominent points throughout the
! Kast and Smith-Enst.
Through Pullman Drawing-Room
S ler pi NO C.\K>.
Reservations can lie secured in Advance,    j
To East-Boimil Passenaers,
i Ue careful  and do not make a mistake, but :
be sure to take llu-
Northern Pacific   Railway,
And tee  that   your ticket  reads  via THIS'
LINE, St.  Paul or Minneapolis,  in avoid
changes anil  serious  delays  occasioned   by
other routes.
Through    Emigrant     Sleeping     Cars
Run nn  regular express trains lull length of
the    line.      berths   free.      Lowest    Kates.
! Quickest Time.
SKALED proposals will bo received by
the Honorable Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works, up to noon of Wednesday, 10th of Inly next, from persons
experienced in well drilling who may be
desirous of undertaking contracts from
the Government for sinking one or more
experimental Artesian Wells ill Yale
District, B. C, with a view to determining their value for purposes of irrigation.
Proposals must slate clearly all conditions and terms, slate thc kind of apparatus proposed to be used, and give the
name of two responsible residents of the
Province who are willing to enter inlo a
! bond to secure the faithful carrying out
of any contract which may be entered
i into.
Such Information as may be in possession ofthe Lands and Works Department
will be furnished on application fo parties
proposing to contract.
Lands A Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 10th June, 1889.
a itiiom    iti ilium;, cam, on
Architect ami Mechanical Engineer,
Chop and Oyster House,
Long bridge, Nanaimo,  B. C.
I Raw, Fry, Fancy Roast,
Flain Roast, Oyster Loaf,
New Vork Stew, box Stew,  Pan Roast.
) SSTOpcn day and night. Meals 25 cents
land upwards. Hoard and Lodging hy tlie
i day, week or month.
!W. H. PHILPOTT, Prop.
apl3 tf
The steamer Southern California,Capt.
Rains, sailed last night with a cargo nf
coal for San Francisco.
The ship Kufus E. Wood is waiting her
turn to load coal for San Francisco.
The bark Carrolton  was towed herefrom Departure  Bay yesterday by the j
tug Alexander.    She will  load coal  for'
San Francisco.
The steamer Ferndale, Capt. Hughes,
will probably leave to-night for Texada to
load iron ore.
The ship Valley Forge was towed to
sea last night with a cargo of Wellington
coal from San Francisco.
The ship Glory of the Seas, Capt. Free- ]
man, arrived at Departure Bay yester-1
day. She will load eoal for San Fran- j
The ship Kennebec is in thc Royal:
Road waiting to be towed to Departure
Bay,   She will load coal  for San Fran-
The steamer San Ma'.on is due lo-day. i
She will possibly proceed to Comox to I
load coal for San Francisco.
The steamer Empire is loading Fast
Wellington coal for San Francisco.
The ship < leneral Falrchilds is waiting
her turn to be lowed to Kast Wellington
wharf where she will load coal for San
The bark liiiudalccr is on her way to
loud coul for San Francisco.
The steamer K. Dunsmuir arrived yes- j
terday from Vancouver with freight
and the following passengers: Cornish. .1 liayliss, I'ereival and Drum-j
mono. Consignees: EQuennell, K I'ini-
bury A Co, B Aitken. Hirst Bros, and A
E .Johnston.
The steamer Isabel, Cant. Bendrodt,
arrived last night from Victoria with
freight and tlie following passengers: T
Moody and .J Marks. Consignees: Wat-
kins, Parkins, S Brightman, Mercer, AR j
.Johnston A Co, G Bevilockway, E Pim-
burv, Ramsey, A ti Home It Son. W
Deeble, W McBean.
Freight and Passenger Agent,
Nanaimo, B. 1'.
Asst. (Jen. Pass. Agt.
121 First  St., cnr. Washington,
Portland, Or.
George Cavalsky's
ls the place to get yout FRUIT always
the first ami best of the season, besides if you want
Fancy    Articles is,
Jewelry, Pipes and Cigars of which
he has the biggest assortment
in town, as   well as being
agent fur
McKay's   -  London    -   Cigars,
For Nanainio and Wellington.
His is the place and no  cither, as he imports
his own goods and saves you money.
Give him a call and satisfy yourself.
Victoria   Crescent.
Peck's EEotSl,
T.   E.   PECK.   Proprietor.
Canadian pacific
General Blacksmith & Carriage Builder.
streel Bridge, Nanaimo, B, B.
With New TremliOB, Modern Machinery unci) firs
C't;e.. Workmen, all Stylus of Wagons,
Itutingos nnd Buggies will behtiiftj
to order.
Education BruNcn
of nn: l'ttoviNciAi. Skcbbtarv'i,Di't,
Victoria, May 7th, 1881).
V tho Annual Examination ol candl-
■"   dates for certificates of qualification
1 to teach in tlie Public Schools olUie Province will he held as follows, commencing on Monday, duly 8th, at 10 n. m, :—
In Victoria   -   -   -    Legislative Hall,
in Kamloops   -   -   -   Public School
Eaoh applicant musti forward a notice,
thirty days before the Examination, stat-
intc tlie class and grade of certificate for
which he will he a candidate, and the
place at which be will attend.
S. I). POPE,
Superintendent of Educetion.
May 11— lmo
lll'tlll NELSON.
[slew   lt„>    Clerk   at   the   Telephone
Mrs.  Cooper,  late  of  Richardson A'.
. Horner's, millinery department, has taken
' the  position   lately   vacated    by    Mrs.
lirown at the  Telephone Central Office.
Mrs.   Cooper will open a dressmaking
..establishment   in   connection with  her I
other business.
Dr. S« -l. Hart,,,:,,,, 11,'ittiNt.
Dr.  S.  M.  Hartman, Dentist, of Victoria, left lown this morning.   He will;
return the middle of next month and i
will attend to any detective teeth that |
may be brought to his notice.
Will Purchase 30,000 Seres.
M. W. Tyrwh itt Drake has given notice
of application to purchase 30,000 acres ol j
"land on the West coast  of   Vancouver .
Island,  commencing  at a point on tbe J
const 49 minutes, 30 seconds north.
Ice Cold Milkshake at Pimbury's. »
ll at first puzzled me, "those sweet
strains oi Sankey's hymns." floating on
tbe South winds Sunday afternoon. The
Imp thought it an opposition army of
Salvation, out it was highly pleasing to
tbe Imp to see that Nanainioites did not
forget the departed ones. Such
little acts of kindness are remembered higher up than tbe azure blue tbat
was curtained in mourning as if in honor
of the day, and its deeds of gratitude, by
(rail mortals paid to old associates and
brothers past over to the home beyond.
If that tall young fellow, with his
blonde feathery moustache, who steals
along over beach gravel and through
line brush with a cargo tkoohum ehuchStt
bis beloved red man, can chuckle at his
sharpness in standing treat while the off
duly shift is in force, let him remember
the Imp's long brettch-loadiny penetrctlor
shows bim up good, even to his brown
coat and soft bat. Youngster, don't
make the Imp pull tbe trigger.
Query—The Imp wants to know if
nails bave risen in price, if so, is that
tbe cause of so many beoken bond rails
and loose plunks in sidewalks.
The Imp would furthermore like lo
know if tne thirty-two young men who
were sitting on the rail of the l/vng
Bridge last Sunday regarded tbeir position ns safe, and be would also be pleased
to hear if it be right that several ladies
on tbe same evening should have to
leave tbe sidewalk and lake the road for
il owing to so many men standing
around in gangs talking. Imp.
south  ivaud.
Collected by A.  Haslem, .1. Abrams
and A. It. Johnston.
Jno. Mahrer     $20 00
Jas. Abrams Ii 00
A. Hamilton         1 00
A Friend  o 00
 * 85 00
Broughl forward .... 127 oo
Total $102 00
Transcontinental Route
Pacific : and : the : Atlantic !;
Its passenger equipment is the finest in the
world, consisting of LUXURIOUS SLEEPINO
Cars having Drawing, Smoking ami lint},
Roo lis; Comfortable and Clean Colonist
Cars, with Free Sleeping berths for holders I
of second-clots tickets; and most modern:
style ofday coaches.
provide the best quality of food in unlimited
quantity at reasonable rates.
along ils line is unequalled, and in the details of track, train service, etc., nothing Is
omitted that can add to the Safety and Comfort of ils patrons, All in all, it gives the
best and most serviceable line of travel,
whether for business or pleasure, /between
Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, Victoria, and all
Pacific Coast Points, and Winnipeg, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Chicago, St. Louis, Ottawa,
Toronto, Montreal, Boston, New Vork and
all Eastern Cities.
arc   issued   tn  all   principal   points   in   lhc
L'niterl States,  Canada  and Europe,   at the
Lowest Kales.
ROBT.   IRVING,   Freight  ami    Passenger
Agent, Govt, St., Victoria.
A. E. PLANTA, Ticket Agent, Nanaimo.
D. E, BROWN, D. F. and Passenger Agenl.
VICTORIA, by the Grace of Hod, of the
United Kingdonof Great Britain and
Ireland, Queen, Defender of the
Faith. Ac, Ac, Ac.
To lhe Returning Office, m iln Electoral
District of Nanaimo:
WHEREAS a vacancy has bappened
in the Legislative Assembly by the
death of the Honorable Robert'"Dunsmuir, a Member of the Electoral District
of Nnnaimo, wo command you that, notice of the time and place of election being duly given, yon do cause elect ion lo
be made according to law, of one Member
to serve in the Legislative Assembly of
the Province of British Columbia, for the
Electoral District of Nanaimo, and that
jyoit do cause the nomination of candidates ul such election to be held on the
day of . and do cause the name
of   such   Member    when    so    elected,
j whether he  be present, or absent, to be
certified to Our Supreme Court, at the
City of Victoria, on or before the twenty-
ninth day of June instant, tbe election
so  made, distinctly and openly   under
Our  Seal   duly  endorsed   upon this Our
Is Testi.mo.w   Whbbeof,   We   have
caused these Our Letters to be made
Patent under the Great Seal of Our
said Province of British  Columbia.
Witness, the Honorable Hoon Nelson, at our Government House, at
Victoria, tbe third  day  of June, in
the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and eighty-nine.
By Command.
Registrar of tbe Supreme Court.
A house in the middle ward with live
rooms, in good locality. Address "M. M."
Courier oflice.
Nanaimo River, B.C.
New and Second-Hand
v It-ft ni the Excelsior Bakery, Commercial street,
or Mansou'. store, Haliburton street, will receive
rompl attention :,t moderate rates.
Albert Street,
April fj—tl Naiinium, ll.l .
Proposals For Stock.
Proposals are invited up to noon of
June loth proximo liy the undersigned
for tbe purchase of the whole or purl of
the 100 unissued shares in the above company. Tbe company does not bind itself
to accept the highest, or any proposal.
Mv order of the Directors.
W. K. LEIGHTON, Bect'v,
Just Arrived!
3 0 Kits, Kegs
and Half-Barrels
Mav I"'—ljiyo_
Palace Hotel
Tin Only riRaT-ObASS II0USK In Tlio- Oity. I
gSr" Sample Room for use of Com- j
mercial Travellers.
D.  Mol'AI.Lo. Prop.
I P. eJamieson, Prop.
I Oysters,   Cakes, Jellies,  Ice  Cream,   Plane
Mange, &c,    The orly White Labor
Restaurant in Town.    Meals
from  2? cents up.
All Kinds of Goods Bought,
Sold and Exchanged.
Opposite Provincial Hotel.
Opposite E. & N. R, R. Donot,
Strictly First-Class.
M******Sample rooms for travellers.
garOnly lirst-class Wines, Liquors
and Cigars.
Mrs. Cap). Hughes, of the Steamer
Ferndale, went to Viotoria yesterday.
W. McGregor, G. Home, and George
Kennedy left for tbe capital yesterday.'
Mrs. (1. Norris and son were passengers
to Victoria yesterday.
I). S. McLeod and W. Lindsay arrived
by the noon train yesterday. I ENGINEERS
Miss M. Meyer returned by the noon
train yesterday.
Albion Iron Works.
Before J.
P. l'lantit, S. M.
Bate, J. PO
and  Mayor
ns STflltl', nl••.( oVIOtV ANI»   IIKHM.n STS.
Manufacturer,   of    Murine    sn&    Land     E  nges
John  Peace,   charged  with supplying  Boilers,   Fish  Canning   ond Mining   Macbhwry,
liquor to a Siwash named Joe Le Lamb, I Hydraulic oiwi. ami viv   repairs executed
was remanded till to-day at 2 p. Ul. : with dispatch.   Vertr* runnins nirjht and day.
ing from business be begs to notify
all persons indebted to him to settle
tbeir accounts on or before the 80th June
proximo. Accounts remaining Unpaid
after that dale will be placed in the
bands ol an attorney for Collection. All
persons to whom the undersigned is indebted are requested to band in their
claims for payment, on or before tbo
above mentioned dates.
Nnnaimo, 19th April, '80.
Tbe regular meetings of Nanaimo Council, 821, will be held on every alternate
I Tuesday, commencing Tuesday, June
11th, 1889, in the Forester's Hall at 8
p. ni. This is the most economical mode
of insurance ranging from $600 to $5,000.
Application fee, $5. Ladies admitted to
the benefits of this Order, visiting companions are eordinlly invited. Full particulars on application to Chas. Wilson,
Association—1 leadquarters, 455Main
street, Winnipeg, Man. For collection of old and worthless accounts any
where in the world, and no charge if nol
collected. O. E. Collins, Manager and
Treasurer. S. Pbrry Mills, Solicitor,
Victoria, B.O,
Nanaimo Building Society.
Notice is hereby given that a drawing
for an appropriation in connection wit lithe
above Society will take place on Friday,
the 28th of June, 1880, at 8 p. in., at tlio
Institute Hall. Members to insure participation  are requested  to pay all sub-
i scriptions due, on  or before 24th June.
j Shares may  be taken up at any time,
(back dues "from start of Society not pay-
I able till shares have drawn an appropriation,)    Public  invited   to   attend.      By
Order,      JOHN II. RTJDD, Sect.y.
Al .1. Hilbert's 1 nrnituie Store.
Lansdowne   Brewery
has engaged a man from San Francisco
and is now with his new out fit ready to
to serve the public with tbe very best
Beer, Ale and Porter.
Naas River Oolachan
50 lbs. Kegs & Barrels
Delivered to all parts of the City  from
Bullock's Brick Block, Victoria Crescent.
Mav 14—1 mo
For Shirts,
This hotel is situated live miles from
Nanainio, on the Nanaimo River, which
affords the finest lishing to be found on
the Island, (lame of all kinds can also
be found near here.
A   Veritable  Paradise for
Tourists and others  will  find ample j
accommodation, and all the necessaries
and luxuries of life at the shove hotel.
Louis Rowan, - Prop'ri
Scarfs, Ties, Collars, Etc.,
T.   L.   BROWNE   to   CO.,
VICTOlilA    0RE80ENT.    NANAlMi
\   Large  N, le, lion   <>,   <;.■„Is'  and   Hois'   I „r.,isl,l„Us.      \,iv   K|,s<K.
gtJ-C, 1 Value at Lowest Cash Prices.
Paper Hanging, Kalsomining, Interior Decorations, Etc.,  Done at
Reasonable Rates.    Post Office Box r/G.
Nanaimo,   13. O*
Oto.-u.-rol! Street, *Kr«*ix£vi*EKLo,  ""O.. O.
H.    DEMPSEY,     Proprietor.
TU *E3
Vancouver Coal Mining
This is Hilbert's "ad" and Don't
You Forget It.
(Ioods sold on the Installment plan.   Wc carry a full line of House Furiilsbiiifi
(ioods, Linoleums, Carpets and Parlor Bedroom Suits, made to order in
style, color or pattern.   We keep the largest sloel; of Wall Paper
of any House in the city,    All our Dpholstorina done on
lhe premises.   Childrens' Carriages, Croclcery,
(Hlossware, China Electro-plated ware
Table Cutlery.
Parties wishing a general outfit of Furniture will do well by examining my stock
bek,re buying elsewhere. Also the best equipped undertaking establishment
this side of San Francisco, and thc only embnlmcr in the city. Note the
address and don't you forget it.
Bastion, Front and Wharf Streets, Nanaimo.
J. Hilbert,
10 iviacnme
R. J. Wenborn; - Proprietor.
Repairing and refitting of all kinds of
machinery promptly attended to in a
thorough manner. Brass fll tings of all
kinds made to order.
Ap 2-tf
Stoves,| Grates, Ranges, Pumps, Lead Pipes, Zinc, and I
General Hardware,
Manufacturer of Tin, Copper, Zinc and  Sheet-iron  Ware.   ^-§r"*Metal  Roofing]
and Repairing,    A full line of Hardware of ull description constantly       r
in stock at bottom prices.    A call solicited.
"Walter Wilson, - Commercial St.<
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