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The Nanaimo Semi-Weekly Mail Oct 27, 1896

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Patent Excellent"
If you see that on your sack of
Pastry Flour
\  You can be Bure that you hnve the best,
for thore t.an be no better.
N. T. HE0Dtr*~C0, GROCERS.
TK/I'l' B,
Gomes the beat Tea offered to discriminating buyerb in llriusli Columbia.
Garden Manager,    j
Sole AgeutB B.C.
VOL. II -NO. 34.
We Have Just Received Several Large Consignments
'From the Best Makers, antl Consequently are in
a Position to Offer Exceptional Value.
lioots, Shoes, Slippers, Etc.
We have a large stock, constantly being added to. We
guarantee stock and workmanship equal to the best in
the market, while prices are as low, at least, as the lowest.
No, We Are Not Neglecting Our
Grocery Stock.
That Is Up to Date in Every Particular.
We carry Duncans and Delta Creamery Butter, a very
choice stock of Selected Dairy anil Eastern Creamery in
Tubs, and regular supplies of choice Ranch Butter.
Our Coffee Stock
Has been supplemented by a supply of SCHILLING'S
BEST, put up in lib packets, which we grind for you
while you wait. Our Empress Brand is still, as always,
equal to anything in the market for the money..
Our "Special" Tea
Is still the Prime Favorite and easily retains its place as
tho BEST TEA in the country for the price. 2 c. $ lb.
We carry a very large stock, including the best brands of
all sorts, and we are sole agents for the famous Salada Tea.
Our Automatic Oil Can
Is giving unbounded satisfaction, and as we are supplying them FREE, you should get one. Tliere is no waste,
no oil spilling over anything, and the oil is supplied '2c.
tin lower than the regular cans.
Give Us a Trial Order.   You Will Find Us All Right.
.. For ..
.. Your..
The People's Store,
It will pay you to call and
examine the-
..."NEW... '
Now open at the
Cash Boot and Shoe Store
17 and 19 Commercial Street
E. E. C. JOHNSON, Manager
Sew Millinery
Sew Jackets
Sew Dress Goods
We are showing a Very Choice Selection of
each of the above of the Very Latest Styles.
jciuiw aim vimuiciiS
Are the Most Fashionable of the Season.
Nanainio, B. C.
II It's
They are
ect Fruit and Cane Sugar.    Tho greatest rare H exercised In their prcpara-
oxqutstte oLo&nllnosg observed-   We only mnke one quality -the best—
i Mime an supplied to the order of His Excellency Lord Aberdeen.
WHY BUY CHEAP J\M3 ? BUY OKELL & MORRIS'. They are ihe Pros! an! Bsst
Made from Seleo
tion an I u\--*•->■ -.*-».<-.. .-*« -■*>
the nanus as supplied to the
Broken Bicycles
—HIIOI'I.I)    BE—
Repaired in Good Shape
to avoid danger of accidents.
Repairing Bikes a Specialty
See the HYSLQP.
City Market
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
V, 0. Box 227
Telephone 7.-8
flour LosTSr 0(»po^rt»njJJ\fc
If you haven't had unfortunate ex-
• perlences with shoes you are to he con-
gratuhiicd. Perhaps you cannot tell
the right side ol leather from the wrong
side, hut that's no reason why you
shouldn't get what you pay for to the last
cent's worth. When you ran huy a pair
of shoes from us you will kuow just what
to expect from them and you won't he
disappointed, for we tell you tho exact
truth and nothing but the truth.
Valued at $600
Now offered for
Only $225-
The ahove Lot is ALL CLEARED
Never yet has a Lot like this lieen
offered at such a Ridiculously Low
Call on or write—
City Auction Rooms
G.G.& B.I. Westwood
Are now prepared to Cut Down Old
Axles, hy use ol an Improved Machine, making them as good at* new..
Done in the most approved manner.
Their prices are right. Call and see
Do Vou Want to Borrow ?
$500-    •repayable monthly in 8 yearn, at£$7.50
$1,000 repu- nl.le monthly in ts \ t-ni>, nt $15.00
T2.000 reparable month lv in 8 yeans, at $.10.00
Other amounts tn proportion.    Loans made
only on First Mortgage on Improved Town or
City Property.   EQUlfAM.B Savings, Loan and
IU'.mjinu Association, 24 Toronto tit., Toronto.
Hoom No. 14-, Johnston Bltx.k,
Shamrock Livery Stables
An Kxpress Van meets all
Trains and Steamers Daily, and
On Hand to Order at any hour
Telephone 8	
Clothes Cleaned...
Repaired and Altered
19* Next door to Westwood*' Rlnck-mltli
Shop. P. O. Box mil
Old Clothes made equal to new.
Bold and Silversmith...
Diamond* land all Precious atones
mounted. Wedding Kings made to
order and engraved on short notice.
Repairing finished good as new, at
low prices.
We are sorry to hear that Mr ,1 Galloway, school teacher, accidentally broke
his lei* this noon, whilst riding his bi*
Hood's Pii.i.s are the favorite family
cathartic, easy to take, easy to operate,
Municipal Notice.
This is the last day but
FIVE for p.iying Taxes, to
entitle persons to a rebate
of one-sixth.
S. GOUGH, ..
At the regular meeting of the Council
on Monday evening tliere were present:
Mayor Davison, Aid. Sinclair, West-
woud, rianta, Wilson, Martell, Morton, McDonald anil Bradley.
The minutes of last meeting were read
und on motion adopted.
From the Vancouver and Eastern
Railway asking the Council to meet a
commute of the same.
Moved l>y Aid. McDonald seconded by
Aid. Sinclair, that the communication
lie received and come up for discussion.
From Mrs Robin tt and others asking
for a crossing on Commercial street.
Moved hy Aid. Sinclair seconded by
Aid. McDonald, thut llie request bu
grunted.   Curried,
The Road Foreman reported that one
man  has  heeu   employed   impounding
cuttle and dogs.   On motion, report was
received and fyled.
Re communication respecting Vancouver and Kastcin Railway.
Aid. McDonald wished to ask for information as to what this meant. Thc.
Mayor said he hail received a circulai
from Victoria some time ago, asking
liim to interview the lending merchants.
Aid, I'lanta understood that this was
un opposition scheme. He thought
the Vancouver scheme wouhl beuelii
Nanaimo, hut until the coinmittee met
the Council, their wishes would not be
The Mayor said the circular spoke of a
railway to the Kootenay district. Aid.
I'lanta said he hud met a party in Vancouver, and from the conversation he
understood that this was an opposition
scheme on foot. He moved that the
communication be received and fyled;
and thut the clerk he instructed tu write
expressing tlie willingness uf the Council lo meet the committee ut next Monday's meeting of the Council. This wus
seconded by Aid. Wilson unit carried.
Aid. Planta said that the matter of a
proposed smeller at Nanaimo had been
broached by several parties, and iu discussing the matter he found a feeling
amongst the people in favor of the Council inducing some one to build a smelter
here. He understood that a site wouhl
lie provided, und perhaps the Council
might oiler indu.euicnts and probably a
small cash hoiiiis. He thought Nanaimo was the hest place, uml it would be
advantageous to invite correspondence
lor some definite proposal. Now was
the time lo act, us he understood other
cities were taking sonic Steps in the
matter. He thought action should nol
he deferred, and that we should do Something, Hu moved that the clerk he instructed to insert notices in two K Muni
papers ami oue of the dailies in Vancouver aud Vietorin, selling forth the advantages we have in Nanaimo for the
purpose, and to invite correspondence
which we would he glad to entertain.
The motion was seconded bt Aid, Morton, who said he understood AM. I'lanta
to say there was a site already iu view.
Could that beset forth in tlic advertisement? Aid. Planta said no, hut suggested we would he willing tn entertain.
Aid. Wilson would he glad that something be done iu this direction, Nanaimo had all the facilities necessary for a
smeller—the best on the coast; coal was
here In abundance, and Nunuinio was
most centrally situated for Texada and
Alberni, where tlie ore could he treated
nt less cost than elsewhere, Tlic matter
wiib one well worthy of the consideration of the cilizens.
The Mayor suggested that the notices
should he inserted iu some of the U.S.
papeis—say Chicago.
Aid. I'lanta—"They will get them,"
The Mayor suggested one paper in the
1'rovlnce and one in the U. 8. Aid.
Planta was willing to accept the sugges
tion of  tho Mavor and the motion wus ! be a disgrace to the Council not to  pay | Sermons will he preached morning and
so amended and "carried. Mhese charges.    He thought the distauue j evening  on  the Sunday by Rev. W. W.
Aid. Planta asked how many months' | the gentleman had to come and pay his | J.aer, of Vancouver, and on Monday the
salary was owing to the school teachers?
He understood that there waB some inconvenience being caused to some who
had not received payment. Some were
dependent on their salary to take advantage of the rebate on taxes, and he
usked if these hail not heen paid. Would
they be allowed the rebate?
The Mayor suid he understood they
had heen paid every  month.
Aid. Wilson thought the matter could
be arranged satisfactorily.
Aid. Wilson said he had noticed that
the collector had a notice in the Victoria
papers, slating tlie number of clays to
pay the taxes, and he thought it was a
good idea for us to do the sume, and he
moved that tbe collector he instructed
to put a notice in the local papers stating that the rebate on taxes would cease
ou Nov. 1st. Aid. Sinclair seconded and
it was curried.
The Mayor said several accounts had
been presented for payment re the Police
investigation. He might say Ihat shortly after Mr. Johnston's return from the
upper country, he bad spoken to him as
to the time of the investigation and the
expenses of the witnesses coming here.
Mr. Johnston informed him that he was
quite agreeable that all the witnesses
should be here, also Mr. McRae, and he
would be willing the expenses should be
paid. Shortly alter he had wired Mr.
McRae notice of the investigation, he
brought up the matter at the laBt Council meeting. Mr. Johnston afterwards
informed him that Mr. Simpson was adverse to paying any expenses of tlie investigation, and, Mr. Johnston not
wishing to retract, asked that the matter
should be brought before the Council.
He, tlie Mayor, wished to report to the
Council, Im't owing to the investigation
tliere was no Council meeting.
Aid; vYilson moved and Aid. McDonald seconded that thc accounts be read.
Aid. Planta said any expenses incurred and authorized by the Police Commissioners would have to be certified to
hy theui. Had these accounts .passed
through the hands of the Commissioners, and been sanctioned by them?
The Mayor said, alter Mr. Join ston
had decided to allow the expenses—except legal expenses, he was opposed to
them and no legal expenses had been
incurred as far as the Commissioners
were concerned. The expenses of witnesses and the ollicial stenographer he
agreed to. He had in consequence informed the witnesses (Mr. Mcliae was
on his way here}. Then Mr. Johnst >n
to ik it all ba'k, owing to Mr.,Simpson's
opposition. He had not time then to
notify Mr. McRae, who had left Los
Aid. Westwood said before the Council i ould act, *.huy should come as a recommendation Irom the Commissioners
nnl the Commissioners had failed to du
Aid. Planta said therj were certain
lixed fees lor witnesses, and also fol
ravelling expjnsaa. Tne witnesses
must obey the summons, und the allow-
nice did not always cover the actual expenses. He was certain if these ao-
oiinia were paid we should hear more
.il out it; it would lie illegal. He moved
as an amendment, seconded by Aid.
Morton thui tlie accounts he referred to
the Police Commissioners,
On a vote being taken, the amendment
was declared lost on a vote of 4 for, 5
agi.i.is'. The motion was carried by t ie
same vole reversed.
The city clerk then read the following
Police investigation accounts: Total,
: 2311.45.
The Mayor Buid he had asked that the
investigation lie held ou the 24ih so that
Mr. McRae would only he ahsentfor one
Sunday, hut neither Mr. Johnston nor
Mr Simpson would consent to a postponement for one day.
Aid Planta said he didn't know if $2(1
would not be good pay lor one Sunday's
work. He would do a lot of preaching
,it thut figure.
Aid Wilson understood that fiat was
the usual rule here fur a supply when
there was no regular pastor. He would
make a motion before he sat down, bul
he did not see anything to lie expected
from referring the mailer to tlie Police
Commissioners. Il wus evident from
what they had said they wouhl not recommend payment of any expenses.
The investigation hail beeu held and
erluiu expenses had been incurred,
whether the Council paid them or not,
Ihey were responsible for these expenses. He was not lucre to say anything
a lout tlie Commissioners. Theuccoun B
were there beiore them and the Council
were responsible.
Aid Wilson moved seconded by Martell thut the accounts he referred to the
Finance Committee and if found correct
they be paid.
Aid. Plauiu said it would not be right
to pay these a,■counts at the present
stage. They might have un injunction
served upon them. The case wus uol
yet settled, ami it was not right to entertain any accounts. It might be shown
that Ihis investigation wus brought
about through personal spite, und iu revenge againsl one individual. There
piigiil he no grounds to sustain llie
charges, and the Council had no right to
pay. lt was altogether too premature,
and he would ask il Mr. McRae hail nol
already been paid.
I'nc Mayor said he hal not paid him.
Aid. Planta said lie had mar I ihat Mr
McRae had beeu paid by p.iva e iu i
vlduals, Then why is thi- a. to n ire
tented? U it to reimburse these I nui*
vidiials? He was going lo vole againsl
the motion.
Aid. Westwood considered it wus out
oi order.    Tliere   was   no  reconiinenda-
liou iroin the Commissioners; ami he
should vote againsl any public money
being paid wheu no decision hud been
Alii. Bradley said the decision of the
Police Commissioners had nothing to do
with llie expenses, the greater portion
of which would not huve been incurred ii
the Police Commissioners hud signified
their willingness to take Mr. McRae's
evidence two months ago. Mr. McRae
almost pleaded that they should take his
evidence. The Mayor had followed the
Instructions of the Council and he could
not now draw hack. Tlie honor of the
city and the council must he maintained.
After the Mayor liad wired lo Mr. McRae to eome ' then the otlier commissioners would not agree to the payment
of lhe expenses, and lhe Mayor bad
told the Council that these commissioners did not intend to pay.   it would
own* legal adviser, that the charges were tallies' Aid will give their annual suppei.
low. Nothing had been charged for ex- \A ((pedal *Hurt ie to be made hy the
cent train fare, and money actually laid i trustees .te reduce the indebtedness, and
out, la-sides the disadvantages of being • a successful anniversary is anticipated,
absent from his work. It seemed to On Sunday, Nov. 8th„ Rev, D. \ . Lucas
him that one man wished fo become *B expected to preach Mr. Lucas was
dictator to this city. .associated with the Rev. Dr. Evans in
Aid Morton thought the rccommenda- the early days, and will be remembered
tion from the Police Commissioners by the old timers as an earnest imnister
should come direct through tl.e city ol the Gospel Mr. Lucas mil spend a
clerk in writing. Tlieseaccountsshould week in the city, and w*Hl givetemper-
be handed back to the   Commissioner, < mme addresses underjhe auspices of the
and this Council should   refuse   to  pay
them unless signed by toe Police   Commissioners.    He said Aid. Bradley   had
spoken of the inconvenience to Mr. McRae liy lhe distance he  had   to Havel, ;
but Mr. McRae did not consider tlie in- \
convenience put upon otlier p o.'le.   He 1
might be well paid if lie goi   half.     He!
Central Temperance Executive. The W.
0. T. U. monthiljy Sunday evening meeting will not he given on Nov, lst, but
will be held on Sunday, Nov. 8th. when
Mrs Lucas will address the meeting.
Further notice will be given in tlie
The    Kpworth    League   of   Wallace
hoped il would be referred buck. : Streel Church hail charge of the concert
Aid. Westwood said Aid. Bradley had   on Saturday evening,  and  ptovided an
spoken of the honor of the Council;    He  excellent   programme.      There  was   a
would ask who inetirred these expenses?
The Mayor—"Did 1 not tell you   Mr.
Aid. Westwood—"Officially."
Tho Mayor—"Is  anything done officially at that Hoard?    I have lieen trying to have things done officially." Continuing,  the   Mayor   said   tlie   second
member interviewed the third member,
good audience, who appreciated the
efforts as witnessed bv frequent encores.
A solo by Mr. Brenton, "Tis not True,"
was well rendered, and the piano solo of
Fred Fisher, Wellington, duet of Misses
KI ford and I lull gave great satisfaction.
Mr, W. Mansou gave two excellent
readings in ids usual eft'ec ive manner;
that on "Spring House Cleaning" bring-
and they agreed and  notified   me thai| \"e forth hearty'applause.    Mr. II. Mc-
they would not agree to the payment of
these expenses. All 1 can now do is to
report to lhe Council. The fault is with
the Police Commissioners. The expense wouhl not have been incurred if
Mr. McRae's evidence had heen taken
before he went away. The expenses of
the stenographer and counsel had been
assented to ou a former occasion, when
payment of expemes were not refused
Kenzie gave 'two recitations, and we
hope to have the pleasure of hearing
this gentleman again during the winter.
With a little more practice and careful
attention to pronunciation, Mr. McKenzic bids fair to be the favorite elocutionist of tiiis city. Now the long
winter evenings are coming on, these
Saturday evening concerts should be-
iome as popular as last year.   There are
At'the last meeting all power was   rele-1 many young people who"appreciate these
concerts, and we hope that there may
be no lack of support, as the object uf
these concerts is to provide magazines,
etc., for the public reading room, is one
of interest to tlie general public.
gated to one member, on motion, In opposition to my wishes. Tlie Govern-
ment was not farseeing in framing the
Municipal Act, when power can thus be
delegated to one mem ber.
Aid. Wilson said with reference to referring it buck to the commissioners it
was already known what they are going
to do. They have said openly these expenses shulf not he paid. Then who is
le-ponsible? We must not look to Messrs
Johnston und Simpson.    It washis opin-   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
ion that they would be collected.   There j 	
was no use quibbling over the matter. J A new *0(}ge, to be known as Imperial
the expense was contracted in good Lodge w0. 415, was instituted at Wel-
aith, and the persons summoned, now ; |ington 00 Saturday evening by the Sju-
1 olice Commissioners say they will not j preme president. Edward Oliver, of San
pay. One ot the commissioners is like Francisco, assisted bv Grand Messenger
a weather vane- one occasion one thing, John gilbert, District Deputv Henry
next day another,    lliese things cannot I Allsoo. and about 80 niemVers of Inker-
Institution of the First   Lodge at
lie avoided.    We must Settle them now,
once for all.
Aid,   Morton   said    notwithstanding
Allsop, and about 80 meiu's
man lodge, No. 325.
These  gentlemen   were   conveyed to
Wellington in  three vehicles,   arriving
Council  had   no   right
until it came from   the
to deal with it
what Aid. Wilson had said, they uonia abont |*gl,t 0Yolocl<. A preliminary
not pay without the sanction of the meeting was held in the office of the
commissioners. Nothing had come be-1 Wellington Enterprise, after which tlie
lore the Council from them and the I applicants for the charter and the visitors adjourned to the Good Templars'
, • I hall, where the lodge was formally insti-
no matter what came   Irom   the street  tuted an I the following officers elected
l:0I»cr"* .,     , , land installed:—P. W. President, E,  W.
The Mayor said when the witnesses ,•*,.■.,,,. Worthy President, G. Smith;
came up some would not give evidence Vice-PreBident R. D. R, Ramsay-"Sec*
un era paid, rhey refused to take path. retary w. H. M. Mav; Treasurer, W.
He was chairman of that Boar, and had T, ■•/<_■ ,-eiu.ea; Messenger, John Clark ;
to administer the oath. W hen he turned > Asst_ s t;eo_ Blake, trustees, J.
io the other commissioners both said *-jren HuKh Fern.aml Geo Blake,
they wouhl not pay. He had to pay out i severa| appointive officers will be in-
u his own pocket I stalled at the next   meeting.    Between
- Aid. Morton said the matter had been . 20 ami 30 signatures   were   attached to
before the police   commissioners,  there '
waB nothing Irom ihem bef .retheCiun-.!
eil.    We have  no   right   to   take even j
llieir minutes uml act upon them.
The Mayor—Don't yon belong
^_^_^^__ . t° sev
eral committees, Aid. Morto.i?
Aid. Morton—"Yes."
The Mayor—"You have reported to
this Council verbally, have you not."
Aid. Morton—"Yes."
The Mayor—"No one objected to it?"
Aid. Morton—"No."
The Mayor—"Then you have no right
to object to my bringing in a report."
Aid. Bradley said now one commissioner had left tlie cily. On the previous occasion one of the policemen
went away after being notified. Had
Mr. Crossan remained no such expense
would have been incurred, as Mr. McRae pleaded to give evidence before he
Aid Planta said  the fact of Mr. John- I
ston not agreeing was the strongest rea-
011 why these accounts should   not  be
the charter, and it is expected the membership will be increased to about 00 in
a few weeks.
After the ceremony the Supreme
President addressed tlie members, and
explained to theui that the Grand Lodge
of the Pacific Coast jur sdiction would
asssume payment nf all funeral claims,
which would be paid from a special fund
maintained by an assessment levied
equally upon all members within the
jurisdiction. The Grand Lodge also
provides for tlie members of any lodge
who are obliged by circumstances to surrender their charter to admit them to
membership in the Grund Lodge, and
also in case of their being too old or
otherwise disqualified for membership
in a subordinate lodge, that their sick
and other benefits are guaranteed by the
Grand Lodge.
The institution of this lolge is the
third on Vancouver Island, and steps
being taken for tbe  appointment of
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.,.-,.   .,,       .      „ ,,....     ,      an organiser to thoroughly organize the
paid without good reasons.    VV it, refer-1 lmlintallc, ln the near future,
ence to Aid. Bradley's remark   that all ■    T|)e 0r(J    Sona ,„• 8ti Q diff
the expense would   have   been   averted   , h(j SonfJ of E    ,aU(|  imlJmm.,,   lls
had the invesiigaliou not been adjourn- ,,       ,        ^ Q      ul\ivemd, having for
I, it would notjiave been .fair to have | Us ol)jei., ,he u„iu,..llioll of Kuglishnieu
throughout the world, und everything of
a puliiicul 01 religious test is carefully
taken it in Mr. Crosslin's absence.
Aid. Wilson said ii it was not fair to
go on with the trial In the absence of Mr
Crossan, then it would be fair to pay
lhe witnesses, lie felt sure llie recommendation would be adopted,
Aid. McDonald had in mind another
investigation which cost JIIOO. lt was
paid without a word.
Al I. Planta said it was different to
this; one was ordered by the Council,
lhe other not.
Aid. Sinclair asked if a decision had
yet been given.
The Mayor—"It has according to the
Free Press."
Aid, Sinclair said he expected the
Council wool,I have to pay anyway, no
mailer what, the commissioners say.
Let them give a decision. As the Mayor
-aid, Mr. Johnston gave consent and
then withdrew it.
The Mayor said that when the witnesses came up Mr. Johnston saiil thc
Council must lake all the responsibility.
The question was then put and declared carried by 5 for and 4 against.
Aid. I'lanta called for names, when
Aid. Bradley casually remarked "That's
a I llu IT," and was angrily told by Aid
Planta to keep h
The order is making rapid progress,
steps now being taken to introduce it
Into Australia, South Africa and JNew
Zealand, and a lodge has recently been 1
instituted at the Constitutional" Club,
Northumberland avenue, London, England.
The Order Sons of St. George came into existence 25 years ago, when the
".Molly McGuires" were making themselves active in Pennsylvania, and after
the persecution ceased wus organized
into a fraternal and social asso, i itiop,
having for its objects, in addition to tho
financial benefits, the ptoteotlon of its
members   from   persecution   from   any
quarter on account of race prejudices.
Mr. Oliver bus been making a tour of
the Eastern and Western states in the
Interests of the order, and was the guest
ol ex-Mayor Hilbert while in the city.
11. C. Fisheries.
Mr. G. Marsh, our local   llsh   dealer,
has the following communication in the
Province," whicli contains some  very
tongue  between his  uood suggestions: ■■■
It* v> 111. i     "***   there is nn question us to the
The' names wero then   called  bv the   unlimited supply of lish in  the  waters
citv i'l rk. of this province,   'llie Straits of Georgia
For the   motion Aids.   Wilson    Mc- ! abounds witli codfish,  halibut,  salmon,
Donald,   Bradley,   Martell,   and'   the turbot, plaice, flounders,  soles, etc.   1
Mavor. ! learn with regret that the fishing Indus-
Against—Aid. Morton, Planta, West-  try of Labrador is a failure, especially
wood and Sinclair. 1 "*•"" regard to codfish, which was one of
Aid. Sinclair reported the case of Jas.  the  principal  lish exported. . . .   I do
•eacoek, and moved that it  be left in | !\ot,-,k""°'v..l'''*v./f'!,6,1?":,"   iV.  !  e   tsl'
I       ^^ ^^
the hands of the Mayor
Aid. Westwood reported the completion of the side-walk on Commercial
The Council then adjourned.
City and District.
As announced on Sunday evening, the
Wallace  Street  Methodist Church will  ,^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_i^^_^_
hold their anniversary  services on Sun-1 to give satisfaction if practical  method!
day and Monday,  Nov. loth and 16th, , are put iuto operation to secure the lis);
B. 0. should"not lill its place upon the
markets with better results than tlie
Labrador product. 1 contend that it is
as good an article as can be desired. . .
If capital can be secured to place the
lish upon the markets, it would be u
great source uf revenue to this province,
for there is no question as to tlie market,
provided the quality and lhe price are'
right. The quality will depend upon
the attention and the price cannot fail n
BY   litfV,  JOHN   fll.-nw/llv.
As the insect from lhe rook
Takes the color of its w ing;
As the boulder from tiie shock
Of the ocean's rlijrttiin.lt! swing
Makes itself ti perfect form,
Learns a calmer front to raise;
As the shell enameled warm
With the prism's wyaUc rays,
Praises wind and wuye that make
All its chambers fair and strong;
As Ihe mighty poets take
Grief ami pain to build  their song:
Even so for every soul,
Whatsoe'er its lot may be,—
Building as the heavens roll,
Something lurgeands rongund free,
Things that burl and tilings that mar
Shape the man for perfect praise;
Shock and strain and ruin are
Friendlier than the smiling days,
THE f [CSiWMli).
|     "Enough to stand up in  and  when I went aft I found the Ger-
' drink," was tho Captain's  quiet mm sailor at the wheel.   The mule
comment as lie gave the course.
Glancing amidships, I saw tlie
steward sitting at tlie head of
the galley eotiipiiiiioiivvav. Ho
had a bald pale, and sparse
tangled shreds of hair about the
furs, while two teeth, one in
either corner, protruded liko
tusks. He looked like a sea-
lion, and whenever 1 saw liim
emerging from the galley he
reminded ine of one of those
aqu t u mammals boohing up
through a bole in the ice.
chanced to mention that down in
tiie trades a ship's course could be
laid by the wind, it blew so evenly
from one direction, and the sailor
at lhe wheel added that he had
steered by the slurs for lack of binnacle lights, the ship being shortof
oil. About once an hour they
struck a match and looked at the
compass "to see if the star had
moved any." They had all been
"off-shore;" they were all deep-
water fellows on board this coaster,
and from the Captain down tboy
agreed that it required   more  skill
I   r ■
. • , •   ■      , i .      ,     ,     . i to  navigate  a picayune  two-hun
As 1 joined him he had a pan dred.t0nbBohoon5r af0„E tl
>i dried peas between his knees, |c„.lst 0-  Maine in  a
ind   was   sifting   thom   for  Ihe j than to lake a six-topsail-yard ship
porridge.     '■"•'■ '■ •    •   •'    "'   ■ '   ''
ie rooky
morrow's porridge. Evidently
everything about that porridge
was lo be as spick and span as
everything else about the ship.
Fur not a speck of dust escaped
the "Commodore's" sharp eyes.
1 fell to talking witn liim, lie
told me that liis experience as
a seafarer dated back so fur that
ho could remember when, in
tacking oil shore, Ihey dut tallow candles in tlie binnacle,
allowing one candle and a half
to burn out for the off-shore
but only one for iu-shore
This was to avoid standing in
too close to land. Ho further
informed me that this expedient
was resorted (o because at that
time clocks had not been invented. When 1 suggested to
him that some peoplo dated the
p.,.,■,!,low,, ,o,„p. i'-ventioii of the clock as far
,,.'; i   x-„ ;....   back us Archimedes, be  simply
We wore fast dropping
Henry. Only tho tall light
and the gaunt spars of a wrecked coaster could be seen on   tho
point across llie gently heaving
The captain glanced at the
compass. "No'-no'-east is high
enough," lie said.
""SV-iio'-oast is high enough,
sir!" repeated the man at the
wheel, us he gave it u twirl.
Eight bells. A shrill blast
from the galley, and "Commodore Dull'," us sailors cull the
Steward—plum-dutf being the
Sunday delicacy aboard ship—
stuck his (-''ad up. the cwnpan-
ionway, am"
per.    A  fair-haired   Norwegiai
hoy in a b'uek coat, no doubt the
last remnant of his confirmation
suit, emerged from the forecastle
and   started   aft  to   relieve the
wheel.     In uu old-time ship lie
would huve had the cat-.o'-nine-
lails laid across his buck   before
he had gCttiQ three steps along
the quarter-deck.    For he  took
the weather side of lho "house"
until a sharp command  and  a
quick gesture from the captain
sent him. buck and down   to the
lee rail.    He hud runaway from
a Norwegian steuiner at Norfolk
und   hail   signed    as   seaman,
though liis breach of etiquette
in coming  aft  on   the  weather
side to relieve the wheel showed
him  to   be   a  greenhorn.    He
couldn't spenk English,, bnt, according to the captain, would be
u sea lawyer as soon us he know
half a dozen words.
Our vessel was a typical American coaster, with u typical
complement. The captain came
of u seuiuring New England
family. His father hid been a
master, and his brother also hud
a ship. The unite hailed from
Schleswig, Though young, he
had been pretty much nil over
the world, nnd with his eyes
open. On this "voyage" he was
reading the "Philosophy of
Deism," which 1 thought would
make pretty good ballast. Tin:
second mute wus a "Maine man;"
and in tlie crew were a Long Is-"
lander—called the 'Torchlighter'
becuuse he told gruesome tales
of ships being lured on the south
■shore by false lights—a German,
ft id two Norwegians, besides the
uoy who didn't know enough
to keep to the lee rail when
coming aft for his trick at the
The steward wns a "wliile-
wushed Yankee"—an Irishman
of about sixty-live yours, fifty-
five of which he hnd been to sen,
to tbe East Indies.
I asked if coasters didn't some-
t'mes take involuntarily to deep
water—got blown off in a heavy
gale. The male told nie to turn to
our log of tbe previous winter,
where 1 would lind a voyage during
which our vessel bad been blown
h.ilf-wiiy across the Allitntio and
baok, a voyage in which tbo portof
destination wus not made al all,
llie vessel having been given up as
lost with all hands.
Fortunately, such was nit the
case on this voyage. For nexl
lack'Tr*'1'''11'1''.'* after doing justice to the
steward's "alligator flippers" (codfish tongues and sounds) and lis-
t;: i g to his growl about 'clawhammer sailors" (he very justly
lamented tbo disappearance of tho
old-time sailor costume), I went on
deck and found we wero well up in
Delaware Hay, and when the sleiv-
ard's clock it rock cievon we bad
dropped "anchor.
Tho steward's clock was a remarkable timepiece. It struck the
hour with lhe rapidity of a (lulling
gun. At noon and midnight ii
simply discharged twelve rounds
with lightning celerity. It never
agreed with tbe ship's timepiece,
which, for instance, said half-past
twelve when anchor was dropped.
1 called the steward's attention to
this discrepancy, but he was nol
"That there clock," be said,
"shifts wid the wind. It must ha'
lost headway diiriii' the cam in we
had off de capes o' the   Delaware."'
When I left the ship he was sifting peas.
j Thau baa ;ac.'
physician says
| etJy is in b.ilJ
' nerve tonic, l.i'
;  tike I tooO/S ■:! -s". ;■!   i'. ,.      ■ .    ■       :
i Peculiar, lo IVouio'i fi. cha   :. oi s-\ij..
olbnate or lifo, or roaulii 13' from hard
1 work, nervo'iano***, nnl impurq blood.
! thousancU'havc foiuid relief and oure ir
i i HI
fh$m a&%*\ {&<&, ^1 &$&
Tho Ono True Blond Purlfler,    sl; six for $5,
Prepared only liy C. I. Howl & Co., Lowell, 'lass.
g.        ,,     r>.fs   arc tin* only pills to take
riOOCl S Fills with Hood'sHaraaparlUa,
Sn all Debts Court.
The Silver Question.
Tho following
ished in   tbe
editorial was pub-
London   Financial
t marked, "Well, sir, I've  been
10 sea a great many years."
He contributed   an   item  to
Napoleonic history whieh will be
of interest to all students of that
epoch.    When he touched at St.
Helena in ono of his voyages, an
American   bark   had   sent her
crow    ashore    with   some   large
ca-ks for  wafer.    As the casks
wore being taken oil',an English
sentinel chanced to strike one of
them with the butt of his nius-
kel.    It   gave   forth   a   hollow
s mud, and, his suspicions being
aroused,  it  was   broken   open.
Crouching in the cask was the
great Napoleon, endeavoring in
this manner to escape aboard
the bui k. The steward told this
story with grout earnestness.
Tbe fact, to whieh I called his
attention, that he had not touched nt St. lie e ia until late in tho
thirties, while Napoleon had
dial in the eurly twenties, made
no i npression upon the good
lie deliberately turned from
tho grout Napoleon lo the subject
of provisions, told me that nioss-
boef was called "suit-horse,"thnt
it came out of llie "harness
cask," and that, when cut in
oold slices, it was dubbed by
siilors "mahogany." He showed nie some sli.ces, aud I agreed
with the sailors. American
coasting crews, he said, were
"daint.01' —thut wus his favorite
w -nl—than uny Jack-tar
world over. They despised
"scouse," and even turned up theii
noses at a "three-decker," wiiidi, I
found, consisted of onions,  moat,
and potatoes in three separate lay- j ed, not only at home, but in  every j
ers. 'Anyhow, he   was  glad   there jother market.    Of course, tho IJni -1
was no legal "scale"  of  provisio, s ed Slates would suffer to a  certain
prescribed  for coasters, otherwise |extent through having to  pay her
you'd have   to  "reconcile wid   the-
.News, a high financial authority in I
England,  of April   30, 1894. "its |
authenticity   was   vigorously   attacked by the gold bug Republican ;
papers, whicli   denounced   it  as   a j
forgery,    ll   has   now   been  fully!
authenticated,  a certified copy of
tbe same being in tbo possession of
the   Democratic    National    Com-1
mittee:   "There is a plain moral in j
the remark that if the United Stales j
would venture lo out herself adrift j
from Europe and take outright toi
silver she would have all   America I
and Asia at her back and the com- ]
maud of the market of  both  coun-!
tries.    The harrier of  gold   would
be more fatal than any barrier of
custom-house.     The bond of silver]
would be stronger than   any   bond
of free  trade.    There   can   lie   noi
the ] doubt about it that if  tho   United;
1 States were to adopt a silver  basis i
to-morrow British Irade  would  be
ruined   before  the year  was out.|
Every American would be protect
Some time ago it was decided by
the Provincial Government to test
the constitutionality of the Small
Debts Court act. A reference to
toe loll court, and it camo up for
argument before Justices .Mc-
Creight, Walkem and Drake. A.
0. Smith, deputy attorney-general
who appeared on behalf of the
Crown, stated that as required by
tho statute of 1891, chapter 5, section 3, notice of tl.e reference had
been given to lhe Dominion Government, but a reply had been
received from the Department of
Justice at Ottawa that the Dominion Government did not intend to
take part in tlie argument. Accordingly, to bring the question beforo
the Full court, the Provincial
Government-had appointed Robert
Cassidy to contest the constitutionality of the act.
Mr. Caisidy argued that in so
far as the Small Debts Court act
gives jurisdiction to magistrates in
a judicial position as distinguished
from their executive authority as
police magistrates, the act was unconstitutional. The act practically made a magistrate a judge to
exactly the same extent in civil
cases, except in amount, as a conn y
court judge, or even a Superior 1
judge. The question, therefore,
was whether Ihe Province had a
right to appoint a judge, and this
he submitted it had not, as tbe
right to appoint judges belonged to
the Dominion, section !H> of the B.
N. A. act providing that "the Governor-General shall appoint the
judges of the Superior, District and
County courts, except those of the
Courts of Probate in Nova Scotia
and New Brunswick." The appointment of judges was a matter
of prerogative which was primarily
delegated to the Governor-General
by his commission and instructions
and this prerogative bad not been
specially conferred upon the Lieut.-
Governor by tbe B. N. A. act. It
was (rue that such prerogative and
executive powers as are necessary
incidentally to carry out legislation
upon certain classes of subjects
within the legi.-. ilive power is conferred by implication upon the Provincial Governments, but the appointment of judges was not so conferred. The argument was continued by Mr. Smith, and the decision
will he given later.
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trew*'  or   "give  'em   de   regular
whack,"   whereas   now  a  captain
could consult his own  tastes.     lie
had been in deep-water  vessels of
various nationalities, and knew the
"un never had no cook to coax "scales." The English and Amer-
nie up," an expression   he  was ican "pounds and points"--the lat-
fond of using when   the  sailors  ier   being   sailor  for pints—were I seized   the   opportunity.     It   has |
growled over  what came   from  ab >ut alike: one pound of "Liver- been   a  piece'of luek  that it has
the galley.      He had been in all  ]'""'   panties"   (hard   tack)    that  neverpecurret
ocean disasters you  could men- sometimes you had to split with a;scoop u
bligations abroad, in gold, but the
loss of exchange under this head
would be a mere drop in tlie bucket
as compared to the profit to be
reaped from (he markets of South
America and Asia, to say nothing
of Europe. The marvel is that the
United   States   has   not long  ago
lion, even when they had occurred simultaneously in widely
distant parts of the world. Ow-
to his remarkable experiences
(as v-c.la'od by himself), tho
''.Maine-mau".sometimes referred The
to the Americans to
out of lho world's markets
Hammer, lialf an ounce of coffee, I by-going on a silver basis, audit
and three quarts of water (for j might serve us right it, irritated by
C'oking and washing) every day;, the contemptible apathy of our
beef, one audit half pounds four j government toward the silver prob-
tiines a week, and pork, one and Jem, the Americans retaliated by
one-quarter   pounds   three   times.|freezing   out   gold.   Jt   could   be
to him ull'ectiuiti'.lely as "(lid
We had "Cope Cod turkey"
and "swarm-seed"—salt lish and
rice—for supper. After tho
steward had helped us he re-
"Thein, sailors must ha' heen
broug}^ up with Queen Victoria, Hav, and
(joints''   consisted
eighth of   a  pint   of
week] the allowance
fourteen ounces a   week
had experience in Scotch
their   oatmeal    "|
weekly   "banyan   day
they're so dainty.
quail on toast."
"Don't give them any, Doctor," siud the Captain, ipiielly,
"because they're not in season."
When the steward had left,
{lie Captain added: "Sailors
lik to growl. Thev tell a story
of an j^iiglisli, captain who ottered his  hands   before  the   mast
hips with
ultiee,"    their
Saturday, when the whole ship was
put  oi   rice;   and    their   "barley
grout" (a thick soup) on   Weil in  -
oinetimes   an  allowance
rhey   wants of'whisky   at   noun,   for which,
lunveve'r, ti e captain "stopped   the
lime-juice."   Italian, Spanish, and
French, shi,is served wine, and Den
mark had the repute of having established the most liberal   "scale."
Uut he reiterated his beiief that no
f    one- : easily donft."
peas twice  al  •••	
uf sinrar, of! "The land question," says Cardinal .Manning, "means hunger,
thirst, nakedness, notice to quit,
labor spent in. vain, the toil of
yours seized upon, the breaking up
of homes, the miery, sicklies ,
deaths of parents, children, wive.-,
the despair and wildness which
spring up in the heart of lhe poor,
when legal force, like a sharp arrow, goes over the most sensitive
and vital rights of mankind. All
this is contained in the land question." These, then, being the
fruits, all arising from ignoring
righteousness and enthroning theft,
But if the time is ever to come
when Ihe poor and the rich are to
be permanently arrayed against
each other at the polls, it is not yet
come; for we have not yet passed
out of the period when the poor of
to-day becomes the rich of to-morrow. Although it assumes the
guise of the suprcmest danger, the
present agitalion'ought to turn out,
as it seems likely to turn out, to he
a farce; no other fact IS so conspicuous in our recent history as the
very rapid increase in the number
of well-to-do.
li we roughly divide  the population
inlo tlie pour, the well-to-do mid the
rich, nnd could determine the number
in each class at any two given periods,
say in 1870 nnd 1808, we should see that,
whito thero hns been a large absolute
and Kiiiv.it comparative inorwso alike In
the number ul the rich and in the iniiii-
hor uf Ilia pour, there has heen nn enormous llUTUUSO, liulli itl-Holuto and rolll*
live, in I In* number of well-to-do,
Never since Industrial society wns or*
giiuiiifd ImB-llioro been such u general
rise ' o 'i poverty to comfort ns there has
been ia ,ho United Suites during Ihe
last thirty years. There Is nu more fahi-
ulous doctrine limn that the rich nre
beuon in: richer and the poor poorer.
The truth is that the lift from poverty
iu plenty hns su engaged our thoughts
that wu hnve cuiue too near to forgetting
that o,lher things than material well-
being aro needful to make a great people
and we nre now inlying une of the pen-
nines uf this forgotfulness.
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Having completed the erection ol the Arlington
Motel ul NANOOSE IIAV, ihis linmlsome anrt-
commodious lioiel is now prepared lo receive*
and comfortably entertain travelers and others.
Is presided over hy Mrs. Thompson, and llie
Tabled'Uoto constantly provided with all the
delicacies ol the season. Combined with the
elegant furnished apartments, the visitor llnds-
thc surroundings of the most pleasant description.
crews lived 'daintier" than the every one not working for the up-1
A. in rican coasters, because they rooting of the tree is fighting
mad • port of ten enough to keep tl e against Christ, for "He that is not
provisions fresh, and the captains wilh Me is against .Me." Those
three pounds a, month and no were accustomed to good living at who, by advocating charity and
growl, with on,e exception—and home. ■ ■ otlier palliatives, aim at the avoid
within a week he was  growling I    The steward had finished sifting ance of attack on the root injustice
because he hadn't "      ° °i the |uas at St. Hilena, and it  was itself, are just as surely opposing!
When we came on dock after now uell into the night    The h*.,e Christ,   by not  "seeking  first the
i   ,,. i.i i n.„ l.. i r„n.„  had nud somewhat, and we could  kingdom of Gou ana His righteous-
ptpperaha/jehidthelandfroin.^   ^ ^   of *Winter.juarter ne*," and those onlv are the  true!
sight.    Ihey wore just  hauling Lightship like   two   blurred   eyes men  of  faith   who   teach that in
tlie lead. i peering at us from the direction of doing   this   one   thing,   all otlier J
"Fifteen fathoms!"  sang  out.Ohincoteagiie. ' 'things   shall   be added unto-us.—'
th>-j second mate, ■    It was the mate's   watch,   and Melbourne Boacon. j
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Released by Order of
Authorities — His
the   British
Life iu
{wards a gentleman  (described as A Modern Miracle.
being Sir Haliday McArtney) en- 	
tered and said: 'You are in China ; what the inhabitants of cities on
now.' -die asked me if my name j thjs side of the Atlantic must re-
was Sun Wen, and I acquiesced., ga,.ti as almost, if not quite, a mir-
He said he arrested me on informa- j ftc)e j8 about to be wrought in the
lion received from the Chinese cjty 0f Glasgow. The government
minister at Washington, who had j „f that great city is to be carried on
cabled the Chinese legation here without tbe expense of a penny to
that  Sun   Wen was on   board  ihe jts inhabitants.    Taxation in Glas-
London, Oct. 23.—The newspapers continue printing indfgnant
"The next day," continued Sun
Wen, for that appears to be his
name, "Tang appeared and said:
Everything is settled; we will gag
and  bind you and carry you at on
comments on  the alleged  Chinese board a   ^ we hav/ 4arteredj
probably a Glen liner, as McArt
ney is a friend of the company.
We cannot smuggle you away, we
can kill you as this is China," meaning the legation."
Sun Wen further stated in reply
to questions that he was provided
with food when he asked for it,
and it seems that his friends succeeded in communicating with him
through the Knglish servants of the
legation by means of notes hidden
among the coals.
Labor anil the Law.
kidnapping case. The Globe this
afternoon says: "The deepest resentment would be felt against any
government which permitted an
outrage upon a man who has come
to London for protection to go unredressed. The Chinese embassy
must understand that public opinion will not allow legal fiction to
abrogate protection."
The Marquis of Salisbury has
demanded the immediate release of
Sun Yatsen, the Chinese physician,
said to be a British subject, who
was, according to the statement of
his friends, kidnapped while passing the Chinese legation here and
held prisoner on the charge of having been engaged in a conspiracy
to overthrow the Manchu dynasty.
The Marquis of Salisbury this
morning read a number of affidavits in the case, and immediately
sent a strongly worded letter lo the t know something about how strong are
Chinese envoy, pointing out that the odds against whioh the half-starved
the method adopted by the legation > ,*"*>-rer is obliged to tiontend when they
fnr nr-Wino-Riiii Ynl«.n *.vn« rllo I battle with the great corporations anil
tor arresting feui Yatsen was dis* truBts for a portion of the wealth their
tinctly not needed, as tbe courts eommon labor has produced, but few
were open to Chinese officials to ob-! have yet learned that in this struggle
lain anv  criminal  or other legal  -*!111"- povwot the law and all the force
T.rnr««s "    His   T r.rrlshin   alio  coin   of T6 *'0artB  "le  "vItl*   tlle stron'*-   •■""*-•
process, tiis Lordship also said agaj)Uit the weaki xhe writer well re-
he could not fail to point out that members the feeling of despair that
the fact savored of unfriendliness, [earne over him when for the lirst tini
as a seeming vinliitiqn uf the right
of asylum which England was com-
to the
Clarence S. Darrow says in an
on 1*'. .1. Stbnson's "Handbook
Labor Laws of the United States
No doubt the contents of this little
volume will --really surprise many earnest men and women who have given
llieir attention to the industrial struji--
glo that is threatening the peace ami
security of today. These people already
know something about bow
j he carefully examined the decisions of
initted to by every tradition.
The Premier expressed the belief that the envoy would immediately release the prisoner and avoid
further unpleasantness.     Later in
courts to lind the standing of organized
labor before the law. He found to his
amazement that the work ingmen had
bjeu bound hand und foot, and that
every effort which he could mnke to
better bis condition by the aid of his
labor union placed him in jeopardy of
liberty and li e.   This seemed the more
the day Sir Ha'iday McArtney, Icruel and ht-artl-'SS for the reason that
counsellor for the Chinese legation, *u,|.t"?f had constantly sent their victims
 ii . .,.,„.     -        ... i     • ,   lojail, wlilie making the strongest nro-
called at the foreign office and said „s{s,;,- fl.iendship and earnestly inslst-
hun \atsen would be released with- lug that the law was jealous'of their
out  prejudice to  the   rights of the  rights.
legation, which were involved.    In I   ,*"*•• Stimson makes little attempt to
' philosophize   or   argue.     He   scarcely
gives his views; he simply  reports  the
accordance with Ibe statement of
Sir Haliday McArtney, Sun Yatsen
was released at5 o'clock ibis afternoon.
Dr. James Cantlie, who brought
the case to the notice of the  authorities here, said in'an interview today that he knew Sun Yatsen
tinnately in Hongkong during
man came to Loudon on his advice i
to pursue medical study, as lie wasj
in trouble with the Chinese government.1'   Dr. Cantlie saw Sun  Yat-;
sen in  Hongkong last  March ami
saw him daily here.    Continuing,
Dr.  Cantlie  said:   "I  received in- I
formation on  the  17th  that Sun '
Yatsen was a prisoner and about to \
be  sent  to China, where be would I
lie beheaded."
Detectives have formed a complete cordon around tlie Chinese
legation. Every door and window
is watched and Ihey have been ordered to seize Sun Yatsen and release him if he is brought out. It
is said that Ihe Chinese government
learned in November last that there
existed  a  conspiracy  to seize the
viceroy   of  Canton as the first step J the book he has given   us  shows''con
to  the  overthrow  of   the Manchu ; '-bisiyely that ii is.   Alter reading this
dvnastv ma8'      perfectly clear that anv
'T  .    '■   e     •• . r      ,.      ease may easily be made a crime where
Later.—An inspector of police a large number of men leave work at
and Sun Yatsen's friend, Dr. Cant- once for the purpose of accomplishing
lie, who first raised the question of J01"*- benefit to themselves or others.
the   Chinaman's     imprisonment, ili^ZZT^rtkJ'l '. T*! "'! °T'1"
, ,    ,.     ,-,, . i      ..        .  . „X nation shall  strike   for   their  brothers
went lo the Chinese legation at 4:30, than when thev do it for their selfish
this afternoon with a letter from tl e ends. Alter 11*00 years of Christianity
Foreign Office, and not long after-! •'•""*" become firmly settled law that,
wards they emerged   from   the side I 'vl.t.h.laljor. organizations, the more un
cases and in bisown way shows us what
ihe law has done to oppress  the poor.
True, he shows that  men have a  legal
right to organize and form trades unions.
A thousand courts have said it for more
I ban 11)11 yenrs.   They have always suid
it,  generally, however,  as  they  were
in-1 passing senietiee of  imprisonment on
,    | -on e prior victim   who   had exercieed
,,,..,.    ,,       . ,   ,    ,,.,..    ,,, . this nab    and sought to use it to belli
18o6. tie added:    J be China-j ,is comrades and  himself.     Endless
uses, as nee shown, have upheld the
rijtht t j organize, but at the same time
they have forbidden the unions to bene-
lii hy tlie association oi their members.
Courts,.too, have suid that individuals
uud even bodies of men may strike—
that is, refuse to work—but the courts
huve never found a case where such a
e ininon refusal to work was not iu
so.ue way construed into a violation of
the law. For a body of men to ceas"
work altogether to injure an employer
i:s shown to be an illegal act; for them
io strike for seme one else is a boycott
and a crime. One may peaceably lay
down liis tools, but if several do This it
is conspiracy, and the penitentiary is
lhe reward. In fact, a labor organization is utterly useless except as u debating club.
Mr. Stimson quotes an author, much
admired by corporation lawyers, who
says that "the wit of man ha< never yet
contrived a lawful "strike." Mr. Sum-
sun says this statement is not true, but
, .  . -,,        ,. ,       : 8ellish and altruistic the act   the more
door with bun   latsen,   entered  a j certain and heinous is the crime.
cab and drove to the Foreign Office, j   The chapter on'-injuneti ms"l8 espetl-
when Sun Yatsen   made  a  formal :allv interesting  and   instructive.     In
statement of his case.   His release , ,'{,'£ ^"L8h,?ln.,^„„?p.^ *rmHh of
was witnessed by a large
gow is to be a thing of the past.
The occupation of the assessor is
gone, and its inhabiiants, of all
ranks and conditions, will no longer be troubled by visits from the
tax collector.
Glasgow, it is to be remembered,
is not a mean city. Its public services are all on a liberal scale and
some of its public works are magnificent. It has smooth and clean
streets, fine parks, handsome
squares, a splendid system of sewers; it is well lighted; it has an
efficient police force, and its health
department is in uood working order. It has in fact everything that
a well governed city ought to have,
and all its institutions are of the
How, it is asked, can all these
institutions, services, and works be
maintained without money? But
there is money and plenty of it.
The Corporation gets money enough
from its waterworks, ils gas works,
its street cars, its electric light
plant, its sewage farms, and other
money-making works to run the
city without calling upon the ratepayers for a penny.
This is truly wonderful. What
kind of aldermen orcity councillors
has Glasgow had that they have
been able to bring about this glorious state of things? Have they
had no constituents, no dependents,
no friends looking for contracts, no
poor relations? How is it that gas
and light and water have been
made lo be not only self-sustaining
but to yield a revenue to the civic
treasury? Has there been no one
lo intercept the bawbees on the
road? Have there been no leaks?
Is the boodler unknown in Glasgow? Is tliere a city in Canada or
tbe United States iu which such a
state of things as we read of in
(ilasgow could, under any conceivable circumstances, be brought
about? We do not believe tliere is.
The kind of aldermen they have in
Glasgow could not exist in Ameri
ca. liy some fatality everything
which the aldermen of most American cities touch costs more than
il comes to. The expenses mount
up rapidly and the returns dwindle
down almost as rapidly. Instead
of taxes being reduced by the projects evolved from lhe inner consciousness of aldermen they are increased. Instead of those projects
proving a benefit to the inhabitants
from a pecuniary point of view they
turn out to be burdens.
It may be said that American
corporations should follow the example of the corporation of Glasgow
ami adopt its methods. We are
very much afraid that the attempt
to do this would in every case prove
a failure. It is not so much the
Glasgow methods that are needed
as the Glasgow men. The brand
of aldermen that have done such
wonders in Scotland's greatest commercial city is not produced on this
continent. The essential element
of 'heir make-up is wanting in the
aldermen of America.—Colonist.
The Plebiscite.
: this modern  instrument
crowd of | wMehhask'lBia^ should now
Wk notice the presence in the
Province of a noted temperance
worker, Rev. D. V. Lucas, who is
making a tour of the country to
excite enthusiasm amongst the
friends of temperance, with a view
of cementing all forces on behalf of
the expected plebiscite. No time
should now be lost in effecting
tlie organization ofthe various temperance forces, and the best energies of all temperance workers
be concentrated upon
people. A representative of the. I ened the liberties ofthe people. Of j -his important mailer, for without
Associated Press was informed this : course the writ of injunction is not new J organization poor results may be
afternoon-that in official circles the I!"''''*,,"*   "*' al"i1""'Bhow8 1,l,at it8 '•re" expected.   As this is the first great
i . e   ,, ,, ,      niendous power has never   been so  in-   _.   ,:        i l   ..i ,   i    i.   .
detention of Sun Yatsen at the yoked until within verv recent years. •*atlona| battle on behalf of temper-
Chinese legation'is regarded as a It is plain that nothing now stands iii ance reform, it is earnestly hoped
'monstrous abuse of the privileges '*•■■•-' w"y ol'making this weapon the most  that the ambitions  of  individuals,
ofthe legation, which could not be .. i ........ .--■	
tolerated font moment."
After  his release Sun Yatsen, in
an interview, denied that hn enured the Cheese letraiinn of his own
accord, as claimed by the Chinese
officials. He said he wus passing
the legation, which at the time he
did not know as the Chinese official headquarters in London,
when he met a Chinaman with
whom he   got   into conversation.
. reel and oppressive the modernilatv has  cliques and societies will  be   sacri-
kunwn,   Under this method of proue-  «    i r     ,t j     -      ,•
dure au injunction is issued addressed   hccd '"' the common good.    In all
to ih-whole world.   It  is  printed iu ) campaigns it isabsolutely necessary
swBpapurs, posted on telegraph poles that   there   shall    be     a   leader,
and buildings,   and  if any person  who nne w|,0 has the t.|fi, a|1(j ab]|jly t
hears of its execution shall   bu charge! „„•,-„. ,• ,    ,    , ,.,
with   violating  its   provisions   ho   is l"!me lnto "'"e S('lKi phalanx all the
brought before a judge, and without trial different elements constituting the
by jury, and with no riidit of appeal, is army;   who is also   endowed   with
summarily sent to prison. It is liar I to
see how a free people would tamely sub-
mil to this process, aud it is inconceivable that they would except from the
fuel, thut they have grown so blinded liy
The stranger in the course of achat, «''"lih,aml avarice that they are willhiL-
...  a      v- , •,.,.,       ,     Ito sacrifice the most vital principles of
wilh bun Yatsen said that he also ; liberty forgold. Under this procedure
came from Canton, and walking I Debs und his associates were sent to lull
nliing thev soon met another Chi- for exactly the same 'thing upon which
nese, who it appears emerged from W *ve^* also indicted and tried. After
,k„ ,'      ,,   ,      '.' .   .ii  .    !a four weeks'jury trial one juror fell ill,
the legation and was introduced to Lnd Ul0 ,he ,.Jasi; „.„-, ..„nJtjmle,|,  hu[
Sun Yatsen by the first Chinaman, .'every juror had determined to acquit, as
who,  it develops, was the interim    wm universally "known.    The  govern-1
ter of the   Chinese   legation,   and ,'"?',th1n ttl886*1 .'l1.6 ,,,i,"i'lul ,"8";'
l     • ■  m        "   ... '      ,i    i but a jutlge had fount  them mu lv   and
who is named Tang. After talk- Lenttnerrito jail. Ami still a fe'w peeing a little the party was joined by  pie care
another Chinaman, and Tang there- | Even more striking than this is the
IIP"n left, I showing made by this book of   the vast
number of remedial   laws   that  courts
Contin n Sun Yatsm-c d; We
ben leturned and, passing, e le
gation, ihe two remaining Chinamen asked me to enter. Before I
could reply they pushed me inside
the door and slammed it liehind
me. Once inside the building I
was forced upstairs to the fourth
story by my companions, who were
big men, and locked up in a
room.   Almost immdiately   after
'live set aside as being unconstitutional.
Almost every effort towards ameliorut-
wisdom and discretion in directing
the operations. Yet the success nf
Ihe campaign in a large measure
depends on the loyally of ihe rank
and file. Therefore, while Mr.
Lucas may be received as an old
veteran in the cause of temperance,
his friends should not expect him
to accomplish everything. There
is work to do which can only be
done by individual effort and
organization. In the latter there
is danger of disaster unless the
work is taken up by competent
There are many earnest temperance workers in this province who
are not associated with any temperance societies, and whose assistance
jug the condition of the poor hy law has ; should he enlisted in the formation
Sto^n'ti,^ which may be
absolutely neuessary to wipe out written ' formed to carry out the forthcom-
coiistiiutions or have a different class of j ing plebiscite. Let all divisions
men to administer the law, probably i and griovnnces be forgotten in the
                  j face of this great crisis, and let those
Advertise in l he Mail, the people's 5J£ have ™™^™ <>'* -**•<> q«*«-
 , '      "    '        tion say so when  they have an op-
20c. per MONTH
One year, $1.50.
Six months, 75c.
Three months, 50c.
Job Printing
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Telephone 7-t
T^e NeW Vancouver    |
The Nkw VAxr-ouvnit Coal
Company mine at their
Collieries at and near
Nanaimo the following
Tho above are supplied  in
the following Grades, viz: Double Screened, Screened,
Run of tlie Mine,
Washed Nuts and
Washed Screenings.
Prompt Delivery at the Company's
wharves tit Nauaimo und Proteo-
Emptjf Bottles of any Description,
Sid Copper, Brass, Zinc or Lead,
Can diHpose of same by addressing a jjoHtnl to
B. AARONSON, Box 173. Xanaimo,
Who will call promptly Ht any uddreHs in City
ur .Hnburhs.
Arrival and Departure of Hails
A   Lady as Housekeeper.    For particulars
apply at this uflioe.
People who Appreciate .
Have their prescription.*! disjoined at
Their l'rices are Right. Telephone 3.
Fish and
Game Market
G. MARSH, Prop.
Lodge Notices.
Inkerman Lodge, No. MS, Sons of St.
George.—Ki'i*ulnr weekly meeting is lw-l<l
in Hubert's Hall, Wharf street, on Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting
brethren cordially Invited to attend.
i'UEU. WaqsTAFF, See.
E. & -V. RAILWA Y.       CLOSE. DUE.
Daily ex. Sun.
Wellington, Northfield  and a.m.  a.m.
East Wellington 11.26   8.50
Victoria,Southern Slates and
places along line ol K. tt N. Dailye*.Smu
jKaihvay    8.2611.69
British and foreign, Kiietern
Provinces, Eastern States,Dallyex.Snn.
Vancouver and other places p.m.  p.m.
on Mainland of B.C   6.30 5.00
comox bocte.
Comox, Union, Union Bay,
Sandivock,Cuiirten-.iy,i;ian-Tiies.   Fri.
tham, Qualicum, Hornby
Island and Denman Island
Salt Spring Island, Burgoyne
Bay, Fuiford Ilarbor.Ncirth
Salt Springlsland and Gab-
riola Island   	
Alberni, Parksville, French
Creek and Errington	
Xanoose Bay	
Departure Bay, daily ex. Sim
Cedar (South;*, Saturday....
P. M.
Tii iir.
1*. M.
A. M.
12.45 10.30
2.00 11 00
JC \JL   <X \J\J\Ji. JLfllllji. i A Full Assortment ot the Lowest .Market Rate*
A8k for   -:-      (ChampagneCider 	
l Soda \\ ateii
Lawrences (&;t".    Job work .
Promjitly Attended to.
ManufaoturerofTemperan.ee Drinks,Syrups,-****.   All kinds of
Delivered free to all parts of oity and vicinity, m, »/...» «r    •
-*-,i:!.'!.'^i,i«,^"!i^'vv:^i.L^^U'''!."K-'""*      Tin and SfieeMron Wori.
Telephone 2-4. !'■ O. Ilox 79,   Nanaimo.
Vietorin Crescent, Nanaimo.
Wholesale and Retail Batchers Bre!f'
Telephone 7-9.
Xaxaimo, C. C.
Meats delivered free of charge to all
part* of the city.
Office Tel. 30.   P. o. Box 10.   Residence Tel. 101.
M. J. HILBERT & SON   class
All Materials used in connection with the above
guaranteed to be first-
Funeral Directors
A™ Embalmers.
Graduate* of lhe Orientttl, (he Kureka,
the New Vork and ('lurk's
Schools of Embalming-
1, 3 and 5 Bastion St., Nanaimo
Commercial Hotel. | Beneral Steamship Agency
Corner Commercial anil Bastion sis.
Thl" tong*estAblt*hecl Hntel is ooinlortalily
iitto'l up with superior ncconimod*.
lion* Inr traveler* anil others.
X. O'CONNEL, Prop.
Trespass Notice.
VVHEREA8. Certain evil-disposed ner-
Biins have been kHHni* stork mi Valdez
Island, Nanaimo District, it is
BKSOIjVKI) in future that all persons
found trespassing on the Wake Estate
of 70ft acres and Indian Reserve of 1700
adjoining will lie prosecuted to the full
extent of the law.
(Suzned)     BALDWIN H. WAKE.
8e*>t. IB, 1800.   JOHN BASIL,
Parties going to (he Old Country
or sending for friends wiil
By purchasing Tickets from
General Agent.
Coiiiraeraial Btrnoti. ftbelftanaimoflDaU
Ed. V. Chambers. Editor and Malinger.
Victoria Crescent. Nanaimo, B. C.
By mall—One year....
~   " Six inontlis .
have great reason to feel justly?
proud, or will it be to the be^t interests of all, to make one supreme
effort to place our city in that
position whicli it ii patent to all il
ought to occupy. If it isdecided
that the former is the better course
to pursue, then we have no hesitation insaying that our citizens sljall
 -2s | soon witness the grand spectacleof
Delivered bv carrier... .'.'.'.'.'.'.'ado. per mouth ; other cities less favourable situated,
"drawing   all   the    benefits   lo   be
..OCTOBER 21, 1890.
, derived from the working of these
i precious metals, while the property
1 in this city will depreciate yearly,
land ere long become valueless as a
We took  occasion last week to result of being hemmed in and tied
Now is The Tims.
remind our-readers  of  the import-
down  hy   a  relentless  monopoly.
ance to be attached to the new dis-1 Our calm and unbiased opinion is,
fi iveries and proiuis'ng develop.- that it would be far better were it
ments that are every day coming to necessary to treble our rates of tax-
hand in reference to the mineral ation, if (hereby we can open
wealth of the electoral district of channels through which will flow
Vancouver Island. streams that would set in  motion
We also drew lhe attention of the wheels of industries, thal-eould
our readers to the important part, not be blocked by the blighting in-
this city should play in the return-, Huences of such a monopoly as the
ing prosperity, that was sure to E. & N. R. This is the plain (income as the result of working these varnished fact, in our humble
mines. During the past week we opinion that now confronts our
have received  word  from   reliable  citizens.
sources of other valuable discoveries. We respectfully ask you, fellow-
on Texada, also from Powell Lake, citizens to give this matter your
comes the welcome news of a dis- serious consideration. Tliere is
covery, in which some of our well- no use to hedge this question any
known citizens have been the lucky ; ion?t,r. Let it be faced fairly and
locaters. Then, again, many claims gqUarely, then settle it once for all.
have been recorded in the Nanaimo j t- t*j*s *s not c*onCi 1U)(- ,na[ rji,]a
Lakes district, while Alberni still speedily, we are constrained to pre-
keeps forgjng ahead, day after day J fi-ct th;iL the time is not far distant
addinggvidences that go to prove ffhen it will effectually settle you.
to those who have thrown in  their . _»*	
fortunes with that locality that The Police Investigation.
they have not done so in vain, but 	
that by honest effort they will soon j *•-,, ilave ijC.en reliably informed
reap the golden harvest. ! that Mr. A. R. Johnston,  the third
There is at the present time a , memi,cr 0f the-Board of Polite
large number of men out among Commissioners, has left the city oj)
the hills in every direction, and an extended visit to the Kootenay
many more are preparing to g°-1 country. If Mr. Johnson had fin-
We wish them every success, though ' js]lec| his public duties as a member
it may be taken for a foregone con- Lf ,|ie Board of Police G.ommission-
clusion that many of those ad- erg) his private or business trips to
venturers .will return empty hand-; [<*00tenay or elsewhere would be no
ed. Yet it is well understood that | particular concern of ours, or the
only by diligent searching that we general public. But he has not
can eventually know the extent |iMishcd that iinportant.part of his
and worth of our minerals, which rjutv *n connection with the police
we have every reason to believe will enquiry, and that he should leave
meet the expectations of the most ,|10 ,.,, v i,efnre a decision was ren-
sanguine. dered   is   more  than  remarkable.
We reiterate that it is high time ;■■••„> mental olfactory organs of
,our citizens were bestirring them- t|le pe0p]e of this city have already
i-elves. There comes an opportun- heen too long polluted by tho foul
ity in the experience oi every com-: fllmes from the moral cesspool un-
munity, as well as in theexperience , covcrcd by the charges laid by the
of every individual, which if.taken | Rev, ]> a. McRae against Chief
advantage of, will open up the road | Crossan and Constable Thompson,
to future success and prosperity.: t0 leave this now famous, or rather
But if let pass, it never returns. We infamous, case any longer in abey-
liave come to the conclusion, after anee. .Mr. Johnston's perceptivity
carefully studying the situation, irjust be remarkably dull, or he
that Xanaimo's opportunity is now would have gauged public opinion
at hand. Shall we grasp it? Sure- more accurately than he apparently there can be found in pur midst |y did, in permitting himself to be-
many who, with clear heads and come a party to pigeon-holing a
stout hearts will step to the front ca8e 0f guch vast importance. As
and for the good of all set in motion tl private citizen and business man
the latent forces that now lay dor-. \ir. Johnston is in every respect an
mant, and thereby eventually place estimable man, but—and that but is
our fair city in that proud position ; sufficiently prominent to make .Md.
that natural advantages has des- j PUinta'sgoat turn grten with envy—
fined her to occupy. We are fully j as a member of the Board of Police
aware of the extent of the feeling Commissioners he has proved a
abroad in this city against any gigantic fiilure. He has shown
proposition that may be brought himself sadly devoid of that qualifi-
forward which savors of an increast ; Cation necessary in a public official
in taxation. But we have come to j —self will and determination. In-
Ihe conclusion that this feeling is deed, he is open to the suspicion
founded to a large extent upon sen-1 that nature imposed on him a thin
timent, rather than upon logical j Sausnge skin stuffed with water, in
reasoning. Let us examine this lieu of a manly back-bone. If Mr.
question and see what the facts of J«bnston honestly believed that
the case will set forth. Chief     Crossan     and     Constable
1. We find Nanaimoslands alone Thompson had dono nothing de-
the only green spot on the east serving of censure or dismissal, he
coast of this island Ihat is not should not have delayed an unowned and controlled, body and necessary moment in saying so. If
poul, by that gigantic octopus,'on the contrary he believes the
known as the E. & N. Railway.        charges are sustained by   the  evi-
2. We find, ns we have before dence, then his action iu evading the
Ftaterl, that great mineral wealth j i<sue i.s an outrage on every moral
existB and is being developed in ' loving man and woman in the city.
f,his district, which lays beyond the [t may be asked why we place the
grasp i>nd control of this monopoly,  whole blame on Mi:. Johnston, see*
3. We find ihat in Nanaimo the ing that he is but one of three
greater part of its inhabitants are members of the board? Our rea-
p inposcd of men who, while own- sons are simple and the facts are no
in-; their comfortable homes, are longer a secret. Mayor Davison,
dependent upon the coal mines jas a member of the board, before the
operated in their midst for an ex-charges were made, had personally
istence. 'seen enough tn convince him  that
4. We find that Nanaimo is chief Crossan and Constable
naturally situated to become the ; Thompson were guilty of such im-
djstributing point as well as the propriety as merited dismissal. On
point to centralise all lhe products the other side Magistrate Simpson
of these mineral lodes for scientific has, shown by his actions through
treatment. Therefore, the question the case that he was prepared to
(hat now confronts us is simply this: acquit regardless of evidence. Con-
Will it be to thc best interests of Ueiiuently the responsibility  rested
pur city generally to move along in ion Mr. Johnston to be guided by
(he ?*even tenor of our wny" that, the sworn testimony. We said in
has characterized some men and our last issue that any decision
things in this city for the past arrived at by the board, as at
' twenty three years, of which they present constituted, would not meet
with general approval, and suggested that the transcribed evidence be
sent to Supt. Hussey for decision.
Since then we have heard it advocated that the case be submitted to
Judge Harrison, so as to remove it
beyond the possible pale of party
politics. We concur; all we desire
is to get an impartial decision according to the evidence, and get it
Broken Promises.
The Hon. D. M. Eberts, Attorney-
General of British Columbia, has at
last arrived home irom bis somewhat prolonged vacation in England. We trust the Attorney-General feels fully recuperated in body
and mind after liis summer picnic.
Acting on the supposition that he
is now prepared to.do a little work,
and before that old-time tired feeling settles down on him again, we
take the opportunity of reminding
him of certain promises wliiili he
made in thc Local Legislature last
sprlna, about testing the constitutionality of the amendment to #hi*
"Coal Mines Regulations Act*' of
1890, prohibiting Chinese from
working in coul mines. We would
also remind .Mr. Eberts of a little
promise he made U» a delegation of
coal miners last March, that he
would have the case before the
Supreme Court, at furthest, in ten
days. Seven months have come
and gone, and to all appearance,
the case is as far from coining before the Supreme Court as the day
Mr. Eberts made Jiis promise to the
loo conliding miners. Mr. Eberts'
memory must be of a very treacherous composition, or else his sense
of honor in living up to a solemn
pledge is extremely lax. As an inducement to the Attorney-General
to redeem his broken promises, we
pledge ourselves to do all in our
power, when the opportunity presents itself, to place Mr. Eberts and
his worthy colleagues in that retirement, which they are so richly
endowed by nature to adorn.
The Spectator.
It is wonderful how anxious the
old Free I'ress parly is lo put on
airs of victory concerning the late
police inquiry. The Free Press
declares the want of evidence
against the policemen, and the outside friends shake lhe hands of the
defendants and congratulate them
on their complete victory and innocence. Now, wc cannot have any
stronger evidence of what tha friends
of the accused really think of their
position than the fact that they
have decided the judgment before
the authorities have had time to do
so. Innocence is always prepared
to watt; il needs not to create arti-'
licial Influence in ils own favor.
Uut weakness, wilh strong probability of guilt, is always in a hurry
to make a noise and create a sensation for itself.
I referred to certain facts in your
issue of last week that must be considered by the commissioners, and
ihat was evidence given by the defendants themselves. That cannot,
so far as I am able to see, be reconciled with the honest duties of the
policemen. If these statements had
lieen made by the prosecution, I
would have been prepared to say,
we must see how they are 'borne
out by other evidence; but this is
their own side of the case, which, if
placed by the side of tbe other,
seems to make the position a very
hard one to straighten.
There is another side to this matter that the publio must remember.
It is not only a question of prejudicing the case as presented by Mr.
McRae, but of making it as difficult
as possible for any person to take
the responsibility of formulating
any charge in the future. Theinire
mud they can throw against the
parties bringing the presentcbarges,
however clear they may be, the
less likelihood will there be of any
other coming forward to place himself in such a position. This is one
of the things in life which must be
backed up by the people, if honest
enterprise is to be found to figlit
the demon, and 1 venture to think
that even lhe Free Press is not so
anxious about proving the innocence of the accused policemen as
it is -to spit in the face nf its old
enemies, and secure its own good in
the future by deterring any one
from coining forward to fight the
battle of honesty.
Theie are individuals and even
enterprises in this city today whose
only hope of prosperity is depending upon the disunity of honest
organization for what is just and
right; their strength is the weakness of the cement that binds the
good people together, and thus it. is
that even the professed friends of a
good cause forget this, and allow
other considerations to come in and
influence them in favor of their own
enemies. Once for all, I would ask
the public to consider what is involved in this question in favor of
wrong if these people are successful
in blinding our vision to the facts
of the case.
Choice Groceries Cheap
Robinson's, the Wallace Stieet Grocer.
Choice Butter and Tea a Specialty.
A grand victory to Ihe saloon
element, for whicli they can afford
to shout for the future good it will
insure—a grand license to prostitution, for its very existence, known
to every one, cannot be proven if
the present case is not sustained —
absolute freedom for an officer to
do as be likes, to take wiih him
whom be likes, and to carry with
him the passport for privaie individuals to betaken to those places
and left tliere, thus giving these
people absolute security in carrying
on their dirty work, and becoming
what some people contend that ihey
are—a necessary eviiijj
I do not want to make innocent
men guilty, neither do I want to
judge the case before the authorities
have decided it, bul since the organ
of Tammany has decided the question, I want the public to take the
evidence into consideration, and
since the Free I'ress has become the
judge, I wish it to answer a few
questions on this matter. If Fraser
street is as bud as the Free I'ress
made it out to he in its notorious
leader, why should the policemen
take privaie persons there and leave
them in these places? Is the policeman who takes drink from the
hands of one nf these women capable of being as independent as he
ought to be to deal with these characters ? These two questions refer
to both of the defendants, and tbe
public have been told of their innocence. For the sake of the public
will the Free Press please answer
these questions ?
I wish that the public streets of
our city were as quiet as Fraser
street. Two weeks ago Saturday
night the streets were wild wilh
lighting, from the top of Haliburton
street down to the post-ofliee, and
no policeman near. This was carried on for hours in the absence of
any officer. On Saturday night
last a fight took place in tlie Provincial hotel, and afterwards one of
the combatants, who was terribly
cut and bruised, was an object of
interest to a crowd on the street for
fully half an hour. The sight this
man made for women and little
children was anything but pleasant.
An officer can easily pass from one
end of Commercial street to the
otlier in ten minutes, and there
must be some loafing when no offi
cer passes at least once every half
hour on a Saturday night.
The Spectator also notices that
the policemen of Nanaimo allow
street loafers full liberty. There
are certain spots on Commercial
street where gangs of men daily
and nightly perch themselves on
the railings of the sidewalk, and
pass remarks about ladies who
are passing. Many ladies have informed nie that they dread having
to pass these places, as some one is
sure to make a criticism. If the
police did their duty no one would
be allowed tosti.id longer than five
minutes in one place, and in no
case should men be allowed to loaf
on the streets. The policemen
themselves are guilty of this same
practice, and it 'only goes to show
the need of more strict police regulations in our city. Let this evil
be discontinued for thc sake of
common chcencv.
This'rolnmn is open to the public and we
heartily invite the citizens to make
use of it for discussing public questions.
Editor Mail.—As one who was
present in the Opera House last
Wednesday evening, when thc
''Pirates of Penzance" was rendered for the second time, I join
with you in giving the Dramatic
Society all due praise for the ability
and talent displayed, but I must
say (and there are many more of
the same opinion) that Ihe management evinced a decided lack of
good taste and judgment when they
permitted an otherwise highly cred
ilable amateur performance to bo
marred toward ils termination by
the disgraceful doggerel of the rag-
rubbing rhymer, who ruthlessly
outraged the liner feelings of the
vast majority of the Society's patrons by descending to the base lac-
i 's of a beer-hall bard.
It is a well-known fact that
"what one wishes he readily believes," nnd perchance one or two
others on Ihe slaue besides this 1 iw-
minded charlatan and possibly a
very few in the audience were fully
in accord wilh the opinion expressed iu the crude creation of the
cadaverous cleaner of old clothes;
but to suppose for a moment that
his vulgar manifesto found an answering echo in the hearts of but
very few indeed of those present is
to degrade the citizens of Nanaimo
to the ranks of thc canaille from
which one is led to believe the
croaker himself sprung. And in
this latter connection the editor of
the Free Press is surely a fit expon
ent of the opinions ex pres-el by
**uch, for he reported the part
Charlton took as "'clever '" and a
"feature of lhe evening." How
brainy is the editor! how ennobling
his thoughts! and how exalted his
ideals! who can find intellectual
enjoyment in the rich and rare
verse so kindly added to Sullivan's
otherwise incomplete opera by the
woolly headed individual, who in
reality only managed to completely
destroy lhe beauty of the
closing chorus, leaving a nasty
lasie in the mouths of tlie
majority, besides degrading his
fellow performers, among whom
rank some of liurbest citizens, to the
level of an itinerant company of
barn-stormers-»and lastly to think
of the like of Charleton daring to
treat with levity a matter of such
serious import to the moral welfare
of the city, and to attempt before
an intelligent audience to detract
from the commendable efforts of
Rev. 1). A. McRae and Mayor
Davison (men whose characters are
above reproach) to raise the police
force to a respectable status, and
thus assist in elevating the moral
tone of the city. And that the editor
of the Free Press abetted and
lauded his poor efforts of Wednesday night last, only adds to .the
universal contempt already felt and
expressed on all sides for the editor
of a paper who has ever been willing to publish a mean statement
for profit, and whose mediocrity of
ability and morals seems to render
it impossible for him to give publi
cily to commend a good action.
Search Light,
Highest Honors—World'
A pure Grape Cream ofTartar Powder.   I*V
lorn Ammonia, Alum or anv other adulter*!
40 Yc-ir- thr* .'**'---'■-•■-•
We are compelled, (or want oi space,
to holil over another lengthy communication from "Search Light," as well ns
other items of interest.
Don't Worry about your lienlth.
Keep your blood pure by taking Hood's
Sarsaparilla and yuu need not fear the
urip, colds, bronchitis, pneumonia or
typhoid fever.
To be a lion, is to have a lion's
BARKER .1 POTTS, lliirrnters mul Solicitor,..
Conuiien'iHl (.treet.
it   t. cam:, Barrister and Solicitor, Room n,
W.   Jo	
Johnston liloi'k.
MCINNES & Mi 1NNES,   llarrlBtcrx,  Room 0,
Johnston lilock, Commercial street,
YAHWOOll ,V:  YOUNG, llarrlsteis, corner oi
Ciiiuuiercial ami Uasllon streets.
HARDY, Botanic Drug-gun, Wlufleld Cre*
cent,   Try Uurily'B Tile ointment.
R. MASON, DentUI     Extracting a specially.
Qesand Ether administered,
Olliee, Odd-Follow'S Block, Nanaimo.
vy  J. CURRY, D. D. 8., Green Block.
class work guaranteed.
'.'   proprietors.   Victoria Crescent.   Dispensing
and family recipes a specialty.
.'! Medical Hull, corner > ommcrcltil and lias-
tion streets.   Telephone l«8*6.
anvimii dye WORK8.—Dyeing, Cleaning
ami Itepalrini;    11 Nicol Itreet,
C. t ii.\m.l.>n, Mannf-cr.
fi    HARSH, Wholesale  Healer 111   Klsli  and
U.     Game, llaslion street, Naiminio.
M   WOLFE, Financial and Insurance Agent,
•   Johnston Block.
PORKMAN &  HARDY, Heal Estate  Brokers-
Basltou street.
D   TAYLOR, Dealer in nil kinds of Now and
• Seconil-lltiml I Kiniuirc, and  Fancy  Articles ol every descr(pl:.,n
Masonic buildlnu.
(OS. M. BROWN, Watchmaker. Watches
•I and clocks carefully cleaned and repaired.
Corner church and chapel slreels.
ALL FREIGHTS left on the
Nunniino Wharf Co.'s Wharf
will be ut owners' risk.
A. R. JOHNSTON A CO., Wharfingers.
a. Jacket
Best Style
Best Fit
Best Finish
... .    ,. Best Value
Vt e. havu them.
Our garments were made in Germany to our Biiecial order.
Newest styles in Sleeves, Collars, Bucks.
Newest icilects.
All the little details that give Finish.
Then the price is right  SEE   OUR
Children's at 12.00 and up.
Ladies' at $5.00 up to $25.00
Commercial St., Nanaimo, B. C.
Are now ready for your inspection, the a
designs, quality and styles being the choic- J
est from  the  looms  in Great Britain. 5
Have also a job line of 100 suits of J
Which I will sell for $27, the best value t
ever shown in Nanaimo.  Soliciting your i
esteemed orders, and thanking you for \
past patronage, respectfully yours, J
Commercial Street.     S
Shirts, Collars and Cuffs
j=m -DONE  BY  THE «=.
Inoiieer Steam Laundry
tm» j By so doing you will PATRONIZE WHITE LABOR
■r   I And help to GET RID OF THE CHINESE!
Dye Works in connection._-—m«bjs»^.
P. O. Box 95. D. M. STEWART, Proprietor.
MRS. tt. A. HOWE, I'rci-irletor,
Cor. Haliburton and Nacfa Streets
l.thM.l.cetor m pRJGES
SQUARE nm   ^^
In Staple nnd Fancy »
Dry Goods,
Boots und Shoes,
Patent Medicines, Etc.
Give Her a Call and be Convinced
Ooodi Delivered Free to eny t»"rt ci tho city
Tine Crescent Boot and Shoe Store
To lie nr not to be, Hit tonnueB repent,
t tin WHlTl-'ll'.Ui'.S famous boots ami sli«n*n he
I,niifl OOho erlcH, " He bent they never will
While leather1! leather, nn.l while vkUl In Bklll."
Would 1 lmrt lived to oee ilk foot
Fme licet to loe, frite note to euit,
Weil covered wi' a WHITFIELD boot,
Hue naet and bniw;
O' health and happlnesti the root
Are Ihey to a'.
Had thev but lived to let me ken
What good boot I* were, three score nnd ten
Hnd neen me toddlln1 hut and ben
At my eoneomii
And churinlu* mankind wl* my pen.
Higned, Itoiuiii: UuitNt*.
O Cnledontn, Mom nnd wtld,
How hh'-t "ini.-t he each man and child,
And mother, wife nnd maiden fair
Who WIUTFIKLl-'H boots and ihoel niny wear
Land ol brown heath and Hilary wood.
You know bow (dieap thoy are and wood,
The work that leaves their Skilful hand
Halt none nupurlor In the land.
My country's thrift in overthrown
if lt ibis truth htl never known.
SchoolShoeBa) WHITFIELD's
Specialty.    )       3Q Victoria Crescent.
Tbe Manufacturing Jeweler
I» tipiiiti open  for business at the old stand un
Opposite the Doon  Hotel,    .tewelrv made to*
order and repaired.   All work KUtirnnteed.
Singer Sewing Machine Co.
29 Commercial Street!'
(Same building na Uol ley's shoe Store),
vt here a Genera) Assortment of
Sewing Machine Supplies
Are kept ou hand.   All kind* of
Sewing Machines Repaired
And Work (.uarnuteed.
Makes the
Most Permanent
Sign Letter
In existence
Solo Agcut for HrltWi Columbia
Local Agent, JAS.  HIRST


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