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The Nanaimo Semi-Weekly Mail Oct 23, 1896

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 If you sec thnt on your sack of
Pastry Flour
You can bo sure that you have tlie best,
for there can be no bettor.
Come* the best Ten offered to diserlml-  /
Hating buyers in British Columbia.       /
Garden Manager,   {
Foastaa iikij-ule.! Bole Agents B.C.      )
VOL. II.-NO. 33.
Boots: Shoes: Boots
We Have Just Received Several Large Consignments
From tlie Uest Makers, and Consequently are in
a Position to Offer Exceptional Value.
Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Etc.
Wc havo a largo stock, constantly being added to. We
guarantee stock and workmanship equal to tho best in
the market, while price's are as low, at least, us tlie lowest.
No, We Are Not Neglecting Our
Grocery Stock.
That Is Up to Pate in Every Particular*
We carry Duncans and Delta Creamery Butter, a very
choice stock of Selected Dairy and 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 1 lb packets, which we grind for you
while you wait. Our Empress Brand is still, us always,
equal to anything in the market Cor the money.
Our "Special" Tea
Is still the I'i'imo Favorite and easily retains its place as
the BEST TEA in the country for the price. 2 c. "P lb.
We carry a very large stock, including the best brands of
all sorts, and wo are sole agents for the famous Salada Tea.
Our Automatic Oil Can
Is giving unbounded satisfaction, and as we arc supplying them FREE, you should get one. There is no waste,
no oil spilling over anything, and the oil is supplied 2c.
tin lower than the regular cans.
Give Us
''i! *•"**. ifSiM
You AViil Find Us All Eight.
tflWP   Victoria
im fclj Crescent.
.. For*..
.. Your..
It will pay you to call and
examine the-
Now open at the
Cash Boot and Shoe Store
17 and 19 Commercial Street
E. E. C. JOHNSON, Manager
This column is open lo the public and. we
hearlilg incite the citizens to make
use. of it for discussing public questions.
Editor Mail :—I am aware that tlie
subject upon which I am about to write
is a delicate one; but nevertheless I hope
that what I have to say will be accepted
in the same spirit in which it is offered;
I do not wish to injure the prestige ul'
any institution or individuals concerned
therewith, but I want certain information and the only way I Bee to get it is
to address those concerned through the
medium of the public press.
The Veronica Home, when it started
some four years ago, appealed to the
public for assistance to carry on what,
was purported to be an Institution with
benevolent intentions. The citizens
responded. The X. V. 0. Co. donated
for the time being a house and lot on th
corner of Farqunar street and Victoria
Road, which were to be but temporary
premises. The same company sold the
promoter of tnis Home a lot upon which
! lo build a permanent structure on the
, Crescent on Ibe bill, at a nominal price
Several public-spirited and benevolent
ladies canvassed the cily and secured
quite a handsome sum of money. Concerts were given in the Opera House
which were generously patronized by the
public to helpon the good work. On thc
other hand, the head of the Veronica
Home announced that these collections,
elc., were to be devoted to erecting new
quarters, the principal object of which
was to afford a retreut in maternity
cases. It was also distinctly understood
that in cases of necessity, deserving
patients were to be received tree of
j charge.
These are the particular poin s to
I which I refer: Those who contributed
| money towards the erection of this
| Home want to know what is going lo be
I done about it? We want io know from
I Sister Gertrude when this permanent
I home is to be built? And, secondly,
i why is it ihat when money was given lo
i help Sister Gertrude to nurse deserving
j patients free of charge, such persons are
j refused entrance?
|    I know for a lact that   patients who
hail nothing to pay  were turned away
Editor-Mail.—That dazzling bright
speck in the newspaper world—The
tree Press—after quietly dozing along
iu the even tenor ot its ways, for the past i and I also know ihat the charges in  the
Valued at $600
Xow oliVrcd for
Only $225-
r above  Lot  is
and FULL S1ZK.
Never yet   lias I!
ofTered at such   a
Call on or write—
Lot like this been
Ridiculously Low
Auction Rooms
8. C.1 B.I. Westwood
Are now prepared to Cut Down Old
Axles, by iibo ol an Improved Machine, making them us good as new,
Done In llie most approve! manner.
Their prices are right, Call and Bee
Central Hotel Restaurant
Mid-day Dinner from 12 to 3 o'clock.
llfti ALL RIG II I. Inmnioiy \
u it, OKELL &
Made from Sole
tion :iii I e
;t Fruit and Oano
I u tii to oloanlii
The greatest can* is
trveit. ue only make <
irder ol Ills Gxoellenoj
tho satne aa supplied to thi
exercised in their prepara-
ue quality—the best—
l.orl Aberdeen.
T'i3y are tits Prat a:il Best
Broken Bicycles
—biiouij) nit—
Repaired in OcodSLape
to avoid danger of accidents.
Repairing Bikes a Specialty
See thc flYSLOP.
City Market
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
fish :
Boiled Cod and Egg Sauce
Leg of Mutlon and Caper Sauce
Salmon Mayonnaise
Beef a la Mode French Pancakes
Veal and Ham Patties
Sirloin of Beef and Yorkshire .Pudding
Lea of Pork and Apple Sauce
Leg of Venison and Oriinherry Sauce
Chicken ami Dressing.
vniiKTAin.ns i
Boiled and Mushed Potatoes
Red Oahliage Green I'.'iis
Cup Custard and Jelly
.cinon Oream Pie Hot Mince Pie
twenty three years, lately appears to be
iii the toils of* a maelstrom or had become the plaything of an earthquake or
a tidal wave. But its strongs vagaries
were not caused by any such phenomena,
Indeed the Solution, when once known
Veronica Home today are live dollars
higher than those of tiie general hospital. No one disputes Sister Gertrude's
right to run a private institution onlier
basis, but in this case it is different as
she came before the publiuforassistant
seems simple.     The editor bus i un foul I to carry on works of charity and has not
of a hobby, and this perticular hobby, | fulfilled her promise.
like all others, was not content to he
ridden by its possessor, hut must climb
upon the aged slmulders of the Free
I'ress editor, anil has been spurring the
X trust that the above will be taken up
and answered, for my purpose in writing this letter to the public was to bring
out certain information for the benefit
old gentleuiun unmercifully. The hobby I uf myself and others who gave money 10
we refer to is neither a  bicycle craze or I assist the management of the  Veronica
jDont-LoSE m Opportunity ^
P, 0, Box 827
Telephone 7-
If you haven't had unfortunate experiences with shoes yon are to be congratulated. Perhaps you cannot tell
the right side ol leather from tho wrong
Fide, bul that's no reason why you
shouldn't get what you pay for to the last
cent's worth. When you can buy a pair
of shoes from us you will know just what
lo expect from them and you won't be
disappointed, for we toll you the exact
truth ami nothing but thu truth.
Shamrock Livery Stables
An Express Van meets nil
Trains and Steamers Dally, and
Ou Hand to Order at any hour
a sunflower fad. It is neither a fact
horse nor a fust wheel, but a simple
"Nigger in the wood pile," nnd it r
several weeks past the readers of tint
literary gem, the free Press, have had
their digestive organs sadly disturbed
by the monotonous and poll parrot like
repetition of the expression, nigger in
the wood-pile, nigger in the wood-pile,
nigger in the wood-pile. But, Mr.Editor,
this is not what I intended to write
about, so you will please set the above
down as a preface torny communication.
There are several stories told purporting
to be the cause for giving rise 10 the expression, "there is a nigger in the wood
pile," ami I dont know whieh may be
the correct one, hut it is unanimously
agreed that the application of the expression has bin one meanlntr, thai
crooked transactions and dishonest
methods are more than suspected. This
is the point ul which 1 am more than
surpised, Mr. Ediior, that your paper,
or the members of the Municipal Council, have uot taken the local wisdom-bag
to task for. I suspect that the Free
Press scribe is beginning to see his
blunder iu this respect as lie regaled us
lately wilh the astounding piece of news
that he did not accuse tbe members of
the Finance Committee of anything dishonest. Su li ii decimation from such a
source is entirely superfluous, as of the
many acts of omission and commission
laid at the door of the Free Press for the
"past twenty-three years" 1 am sure
no one was ever so foolish as t
the editor with muklngastrulghtuharg
of any kind, so long as there was a
crooked road to the same goal. I have
heard it argued that lhe old gentleman
should not. be blamed for the tortuous
way he approaches subjects, as he is hut
living up to the natural bent of his
mind. I can not subscribe to anv such
doctrine, as it wiil nl once be seen it is a
shameful libel mi Mother Nature. The
literary crookedness uf the local knowledge-box can be accounted for when il
is taken into consideration that for
"twenty-three years" he has been
perched on the coi ner of Ihe erookedesi
street in Cliristhiniloin, and it is but
reasonable to suppose that a mind keenly sensitive to receive crooked impressions would be Influenced by the surrounding typography., The beautiful
moral iu the poets dream of seeing ourselves as others do, is applicable to the
whole human family, but I would 1
could confer that gilt upon the Free
Press scribe, alter the publication of his
fulsome cgotheisin, in saying Ihnt he
was responsible lor saving the city from
being   swamped   in   debt.      The only
means of fudging of the sincerity of
verbal protestatlo ■ la to compare them
with the past actions of Ibe same individual. Tried by this standard, then 1
fear tbe Free Press must stand convicted of being the greatest humbug since
the lays of llarnuin. I would like to
call yonr readers uttentloil   to  the  fact
that when there were transactions going
on in civic affairs that conld properly be
termed shady the Free Press ediior was
as silent on the subje tua an Egyptian
mummy. In 1808 when an a hing void
was found in the municipal treasury did
the Free Press tell its readers of the
fact. When the trust funds of the city
were broached to carry on the rnrr.-ut
expenses did the Free Press show itself
public spirited enough to i lenrn  the
plainly illegal act?   An attempt is being
made to discredit Aid. Wilson in  permitting the expenditure to run so high, I'
with this I have  nothing to do but I
would suggest to  Aid.  Wilson  the ad-,
visabililv  of spending a few  hundred I penned Dy
Home to carry out what I believe was
their honest intentions when they started out.
Protecting- Insurance Companies.
Editor Mail:—Permit me to correct
some of the statements made in your
iast article on "Protecting Insurance
Companies," as contained in vour issue
of the Kith inst.
It is not for the purpose of protecting
the "Fire Insurance Companies" that
the Government requires a deposit, but
lor tlie policy holders.
The rates are not high, solely on account of poor lire protection,—you
forget tho fundamental fact that
the province of Fire Insurance
is to discover and classify the
hazard insured against, and then to tix
a price which long and widely extended
experience indicates must be chanted
for the assumption of the hazard. If an
efficient tire extinguishing service and
s 'lid fire resisting construction of build-
i igs exiBt in a town or city, the hazard
assumed is materially less' than where
these conditions are lacking; consequently, companies must necessarily
charge for the risk as they find it or go
ont of tlie business.
Your remarks as to security required
by the Government from foreign companies are quite correct and Canadian
companies also have to deposit a sum
barge I ranging from fifty to sixty thousand dollars each, and like the foreign companies do not deposit cash, but'approved
securities whicli even at°$100,OU9 does
not in the least inconvenience the foreign
The Canadian companies (of whicli
there are only live,  against thirty-three
British and American companies} do
not enjoy any monopoly, as the following figures taken from the  Dominion
Government Inspector's report for 1895
will show.
Canadian companies earned
iu premiums  if 1,151,126
British companies earned iu
premiums  .        4,750,2.1!*
American companies earned
in premiums     1,041,066
Xelephone 8-
Total  * 6,848,882
And, whilst going into figures I will
jnst give vou the losses, etc:
The total losses for 1808 were {4,003,*
750; rale of losses paid lo per cent of
premiums received was 71,02, Taking
one year with another, the premiums
collected by the companies as a whole,
have been graded so low, that, after
paving lo-ses and expenses, scarcely 5
per  cent  has   been   realized  as a trade
Vou say that lhe "Canadian Insurance
men, having the field to themselves, are
able to combine and fix rales lo sail
themselves," Now, such is not the case
for all insurance companies doing business in British Columbia, (Canadian,
British and American) are, as to rales,
subject to a Board of Underwriters, represented by an Inspector, whose duty
it is to determine and fix rates,
Your accusation that "all our Canada
business men ure being bled by unscrupulous insurance companies" is rather
harsh and uncalled for.
The insurance business baa attained
a high commercial standing and is as
legitimate us mi.v other; il must be con-
lucted  on  business  principles,   otherwise it would not pay.
It appears to me that your article was
some one entirely  ignorant
Ottawa News,
Ottawa, Oct. 20.—The ease of Adams
vs. Mclicath from British Columbia, was
before the supreme court today. This
is a dispute about a will.
Hon. Mr. Tarte leaves to-morrow.
Messrs. Morrison and BouraSSa, M. Ps.
will accompany him.
JJr. C J Fagan, of New* Westminster,
will likelv be made public analyist. Mr.
Morrison secured his appointment,
The minister of finance bus taken
steps to cancel the con tract of the British American Bank Note Company for
printing Dominion notes, etc. Tenders
have been asked by those in the trade
for a five years'contract from July 1st,
I.*.!I7. The eonIract amounts to about
.$100,000 per annum.
Thomas Moffat, the leading produce
merchant of Cape Town, writes to the
Minister of Trade and Commerce urging the establishment of a direct line of
steamers between. Canada and Cape
Colony. Ho says lhe result will be a
great Improvement in the trade, which
at present is going to New York
Commander Spain reports that the
crew of the government cruiser Osprey
were fired on while near Lisiombe, N.
S., while looking up fishermen who were
contravening the close season. Several
of the men were hit by shot, bin. none
seriously. A searching inquiry has- been
Returns have been received by tho
commissioner of agriculture that the latter shipments of butter Irom the Northwest creameries realized within half a
cent a pound of the best Danish.
The parcel post service between England and Japan via Canada commences
on Thursday from Liverpool.
The  semi  official  announcement regarding the school compromise ''onfirms !
the forecast wired by your correspondent a few days ago.
The marine department has decided
to   present   a   watch   each  to Stephen
Bradley   and   Henry Hughes of Bruce
county, Ontario,  for gallant conduct in j
rescueing the crew of the barge  Severn, i
wrecked iu Lake Huron last October.
Senator Mclnnes, of British Columbia, .
isstilihere.     It  is generally conceded
that he will Bucced Hon.  Mr.   Dewdney
as Lieut.-Governor of the province next ■
Chief Engineer Cosfe emphatically
denies Delegate Cunningham's statement re the Fraser river works.
Sir Mackenzie Bowell having resigned
the position of Commissioner for Can-:
ada al the Colonial  Office conference on
the  Pacific cable question, it is under-,
stood the government   has   decided  to.
associate Mr. Sandford Fleming with Sir j
Donald   Smith   as  representative to the j
conference.  The meeting has lieen fixed
for   November  0,   at Right  Hon. Mr. |
Chamberlain's office in Downing street.
Y. M. C. A. Concert.
The following programme has been ai-
ranged by the Wallace street .Methodist
Church League for the popular Saturday
night concert to be given in the V..M. C.
A. Hull, to-morrow evening:
Mr. H. Mclvenzie, recitation; Mr.
Brei ton, solo; Mrs. Smith, Reading;
Mr. May, violin solo; Mrs,,Gunton, solo;
Mr. W. Manson, Reading: .Mrs. Pitteu-
drigh, solo; Misses Hall and Eli'ord
Instrumental duet; Mr. H. McKenzic,
recitation; .Mr. May, violin solo; Mrs.
Gunton, Solo; Mr. Fisher, (Wellington)
piano solo; Mr. Brenfon, solo; Mrs.
Smith, reading; Mrs. Pittendrigh, solo;
Mr. Smith, solo.
Mr. Brenton, accompanist.
Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity,
11 a. ni. matins, Litany and sermon,
2..S0 p. m.Sunday school. 7 p. m. Evensong and sermon.  Rev. Mr. Bosanquot,
ST. PAUL'S CIIl'Rc-ii.
Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity,
Oct. 25." 11 a. ni., matins, Litany anil
sermon. 2 p. m., Sunday school; 7 p.
in., Evensong and sermon. This evening, (Friday), Boys' Brigade at 7.80;
Choir practice ut 1.80.
Rev. T. W. Hall, pastor.' Services at
11 a. in. and 7 p.m. Sunday school and
Bible class at 2:80 p. m. All are welcome. The scries of sermons on."Job"
Will be continued at the evening service. ;
Rev. W. A. Gunton, pastor. Services
11 a.m. ami 7 p.m. Sunday school and
Bible class 2:80 p.m.
sr. Andrew's pbeshytwiianciiunon,
Services   at   II   a.   in.  and   7  p. m.
Sabbath school and Blhle class at  2:80
p. m.     Rev.   Donald   Bonn, of Seattle,
will preach morning and evening.
Spiritualists Hall, 1. O. O. P., (new-
block. Sunday evening next ut 7:81)
Free thought—In the Free Press Hall
Sunday Evening, al 8, p in. Subject
''Organisation and Literature". All
are welcome.
A. O. P.
The district meeling of the above was
held in Ibis city on Tuesday.' A number of delegates were in attendance, The
reports showed the order was in a most
flourishing condition both numerically
land financially, having 660 members
and 1(20,571 in funds in the district. In
the evening a sumptuous banquet was
partaken ot at llie Doon hotel. P.D.C.R.
.Ino. Hilbert occupied the chair.
Mr. E. O,ivor, Supreme President of
the Sons of si. George, accompanied by
the local lodge, will institute a now lodge
of the order at Wellington on Saturday
dollars more in a Hoyal  Commission on I "'  «M .«•''', '"f"^ frlftiJS|Sffi
the municipal finance of 1802, 18011 and ducted in Oanaiia. and Is not calculated
1804. I believe if this is done the Free
I'ress sei ibe will have no difficulty in
recognizing the darky he then assisted
to conceal In the municipal timber even
though it may have grown a hoard or
become bald beaded.
to elicit any very high opinion of your
publication should it conic to the notice
of the companies representative at head*
Yours, etc.,
Marcus Wolfe,
Insurance Agent,
City and District.
Mr. Tully Boyce is around again, but
is still very weak.
It is reported that No. Sand 4 mine,
, Wellington, have been closed down, ami
the mules withdrawn.
j    Those of our readers who wish to haw.
! the remainder of the story we published
as a supplement  in our last issue, ean
have  tlie  same  by   subscribing to,tho
j "Weekly Globe."
We are sorry to announce the serious
.illness of Mrs.  ll.  ll.  Welch, of Nice I
street.     We are informed that she Is
Still very low, but under the able skill of
Dr, MeKochnie,  we hope to hear of her
! Speedy recovery.
Mr. D, Cool; left on Thursday for his
'old home in Scotland.     Mr.  Cook   I
injured iii the Jordan mine some months
ago,  and  has   been   in   tbe hospital foi
some time,    lie has still to USB crutelu-;.
We would again call the attention of
our readers to the counterfeit half dol
lars in cliculatifin in the city. We were
shown one this morning whicli bail been
refused at the bank. The imitation i.i
| not easily observed, the only difference
Ub in the milling, tiie counterfeit being
somewhat thicker and heavier than the
genuine. They are ol 1801 date, and oil
close examination the rim is teen to be
a little more raised and sharper. They
are supposed to have come from Japan.
On Tuesday morning, September ls'j
1800, at Mine'ra, (North Wales) parish
church, the wedding of Brother Prat I,
(la e of Northfield, Nanaimo District,)
who has charge of the mission at thu
Vron, Wrexham, und Mies Lilly E,
Evans, daughter of the late Mr. John
Evans, Tabor Hill House, took place.
The vicar of the church, Rev. X. I1.
Evans, assisted by the Kev. O. G. Prll-
uhard, performed tlie solemn ceremon* .
After the ceremony a reception was
held, after which the happy couple left
for London where the honeymoon was
spent. The bride and bridegroom weru
the recipients of many valuable presents
from their many friends.
Mr A. Barnes has returned from a
visit to Alberni. He states that he had
no difficulty in obtaining signatures to
the Anti-Chinese petition; having received over 200 names. He speaks iu
glowing terms of the Alberni district,
and found the prospectors enthusiastic
over the prospects for next year. _ He
spent about 0 days there and interviewed nearly all the' miners, who are indignant against the Dunsmuir's impori -
ing about 50 Chinamen to build th i
wagon road to their mining claim, Thu
Alberni. These Chinamen brought all
their own provisions with them—Chinese of course—and have never spent u
dollar in Alberni. The lowest wages
paid to while laborers is $2 to *2.50 per
day and board, but these Chinamen aie
working for ^1 per day, and board themselves. The settlers state that at tho
next Provincial election there will be a
change of representa.ioi*, the new member will be one opposed to the Chinese.
Mr. Barnes states that he was well received by the miners and residents.
A large audience assembled on   Wednesday evening for the second performance of the "Pirates of Penzance" given
bv the members of the Nanaimo Amateur Operatic Society. All the reserved
seats had been   taken, and the hearty
applause showed tlie appreciation of the
audience with   the   efforts   put  forth.
Where all diil so well  it would_ be invidious for us to mention any in  pa. •
tieular.  The  orchestra   played theai
conipaniment    excellently,    and    tho
uhOreseS were also well rendered.   Tho
society is to be congratulated  upon  thu
success which has marked the rendering
of the opera, and no doubt the financial
receipts will be such us to warrant then
in giving other performances during the
season.   There was one thing whieh   we
think was decidedly out of  taste,  viz..
the    rendering   hv   the   "Sergeant   of
Police," (Mr. O. Charlton)   of  an   impromptu verse on the late police inquiry.
In a public gathering like this, where
there were   many   who   held   opposite
views to those expressed in  this  verse;
aud while the decision is still in abeyance, we must unhesitatingly say that
the insult given lo those  who   had   tho
moral welfare of the city at heart,  wai
altogether uncalled for.   We deny thu
right to anyone to say that the  mallei
did not "amount to it row  of beans,"
until the decision of   the   Police   Com
inissioners is given.    No doubt  tlie  in-
suliing references made will be accept
able to a certain element, yet tliere were
others  present  at   this   performance
whose feelings   were   outraged   by this
Personal   Mention.
Mr W. Man-hunt of Victoria, was In
tha citv on Tuesday.
Mr H. Clay, Miss Maggie Clay, and
Mrs Mcltaeof Victoria spent Sunday ill
lhe city.
Mr and Mrs T. M. Flourney represen
ing thc "Mail and Empire" of Toronto,
relumed to the East on Monday.
Rev T. Vi. Hull went over to Van
couver on Thursday, to attend a nice:
ing of the conference committee.
Professor Seymour, has gone to tlni
Kootenay oountry, and purposes lecturing in that district.
Mr. M S Davys, wife and twochihlre .
arrived on the i'lin-es.- Louise last even
Ing from Nelson, ona visil to the parents
of Mrs. Davy's—.Mr. and Mrs. M.   Bate.
Sr.    Thev  were   accompanied   by   tb,
child of Mr. and Mrs, ileatheote.	
Highest Honors—World's Fair.
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Do Vou Want to Borrow ?
$500, repayable monthly In 8 years, .it'-fT.r.O
11,000 repayable monthly in 8 years, al if 15.00
18,000 repayable monthly In 8 yean, »t 880.00
Othor amounts tn broportlon,   Loam mado
only on Firet Morttfiij.-.i-on Improved Town or
City Property.   Bqcitablk Bavino*, Loam ami
Hi'ii.DiNii Association, •.'! Poronto St.* Toronto.
Uuoin So. It, Johnston Ulock.
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lorn Ammonia, Alum or any etheraJjlie... ■
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Only a woman's face, haggard and old
and worn,
Only a woman's heart, aching and bleeding and torn;
Only a woman's hopes, crumbling into
Only a woman's faith, .wrapped round a
broken trust.
Only a woman's dreams, swept from her
waking brain;
Only   a   woman's   strength   bearing   a
deadly pain.
Only a woman's love, lost on a heart of
Only a woman's feet treading  the earth
Paused she today   to   rest,   sick of the
awful loud.
Breathing her latest breath  down on a
roek-lined road,
Will any heave a sigh, will any shed a
Over a woman's  life, over a  woman's
None will care'or Ihe bands, clammy
unshapely thi ij-a;
None will care for ihe hair, lying in
death-damp ri igs;
Noi e wil cure for the heart, stilled o( its
thn libing beat;
None will care for the lips, once unspeakably sweet.
Yet from the world beyond, out of the
vast above,
Comes there a flood ot song, mystic
music of love.
Comes there a path of light, leading into tbe skies;
Comes tliere the Father's voice bidding
the wanderer rise.
Out of the house of clay merges the
spirit lair,
Light as some winged thing, follows the
heav'nlv s'air—
Millions of souls rejoice, millions of anthems roll,
Millions of arms receive—only a woman's soul.
And Jesus answered liim, The first of nil tlie
coiiinitiminii.iits is. Hear, 0 IsrRel; Thu Lord our
(lod lp One Low,; and thmi shall love the Lord
thy God wilh nil I liy heart, mul with all thy
soul, mid witli nil thy mind, mid with till thy
strength; this is tlie first eumnmndiiieiit.—
■Mark xii.. Hi, .'».
In study we pursue undiscovered truth. Jn meditation
by reflecting upon truth which
is old and familiar, we endeavor
to mako it our own. I ask you
now to reflect upon an old familiar truth and endeavor to
make it your own.
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy
God with all thy heart"—that is,
with all the strength of thine
emotional nature; all the affections that go out from mother
to child—from child to mother
—from husband to wife—from
wife to husband—from friend to
friend—from patriot to country
from churchman to liis church,
are to lead on and up to a love
uniting all in a supreme love for
£tod. With all our soul; that is,
with all our life: our love is not
to exhaust itself in songs and
prayers, but it is to be the inspiration of all our activities.
With all our mind; it is to be
rational and quicken us in all
our rational life, make us the
freest of thinkers; for love never
paralyzes—it is fear that paralyzes; love inspires; we shall
think more clearly, think more
profoundly, think more thoroughly, thing more courageously, if we have love for God. With
all our strength: this love is not
to fall into mere sentimental-
ism; it is to make us strong to
go where temptation is, and to
be "heroes in the strife" of lif..
This ideal thus put before us
is not an impossible ideal. In
fragmentary ways it has all been
illustrated in human lives.
There is no love of literature
like the love of literature toward God. Tliere are no such
love-songs as those written by
the hearts which feel God's love
and love Him. There are saints
;—you know them—who have
foved God with all their hearts
and with all their lives. There
js scarcely a man, woman or
child who does not know some
saintly man, or saintly woman, whose whole life is prevailed and inspired and radiated
by love to God. Perhaps she
lias been unknown. Generally
such saints are unknown. Perhaps she has lived a quiet, retired life. Perhaps she has lain
much of her time on a bed of
sickness. Perhaps she has not
thought herself to be of any use
ip tj'p world- But, like the star
that shines steadily on, whether
thero (ire clouds and stQi'ms or
not, her life has always been
luminous with the love of God.
And the world has had men who
have loved God with all their
minds. Men from the time of
Plato down to tlie present time
have been stirred to larger and
deeper thoughts because they
have desired to find out who this
great Unknown is. The greatest thinking in the world has
not been done lo furnish us with
material comfoits; it has not
been done by men in the competition of trudo wrestling with
one another: the   greatest and
prflfti(pfdesH***nking -■?..» been.
.done by men who haye been inspired by this great quest after
God, longing to know something of Him who is above us
and beneath us and about us and
within us, and men who loved
Him with all their strength.
There has been no such strength
in the world as that witnessed
in those who have been inspired
by God, the martyrs who have
gone to torture and to death, uot
merely patiently enduring, but
rejoicing to suffer, because in
suffering they could express their
love to God, and through suffering they could learn God's love
to them. The deepest emotions,
the noblest lives, the highest
thoughts, the strongest natures,
have had for their inspiration
love for God.
Tliere aro three ways in which
we may look at this text,  and I
ask you to look  at   it   in those
three ways.    Iu  tho   first place
we may understand it to be  an
expression   of  what Goil   wills.
"I will," he says, "that my children should love me."    The first
desire of God is   for the love of
his children.    The first purpose
of God is the purpose so to   administer in life that when he is
through   and    wc    understand
what he   has   been   doing   we
shall   love him with   a  strong,
vital, intelligent love.    A prince
says to himself:   "This shall   be
the secret of my administration
—I will so carry on my government that my people shall love
me; and if they do  not   understand me now, when  I am gone
and otln r generations arise they
shall look back on my  memory
with love." Is there any higher,
nobler   desire  than   that?     A
father says to himself: "I will so
administer my  home   that  my
children shall love me; it will require tin t 1 shall inflict punishment on them sometimes; but I
will so administer my home that
when they get away from home
and look back upon the intervening years they shall say "Father
loved me and I lovo my father."
Is there a higher paternal ambition than that?    That   is  what
this text tells us is God's   ambition.    The one thing he desires
from his children is love.    It is
not adoration; not mere worship;
not   mere   singing   hymns   or
praying prayers.     He   tells  us
over and over again, through his
prophets, that these services are
revolting to him, unless they are
the   expressiou  of a true love.
Not gifts—he has enough; not
service—he does not need men
to work for him: the love of his
children is what he wants.   The
great commandment to him, the
first law of his being, as it is the
first lawofours, is love. "Whom
he did foreknow he did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might   be
the first-born among many  brethren."    That is the secret of his
purpose.    He has one Son   who
loves Him with all his heart aud
soul and strength.    That is not
enough.   He wants a family of
uch children.    The  one thing
that animates   him in   all the
ministry of his life is this: that
that he may so inspire us, children of men, that  we shall love
Him as Christ   loved   Him and
serve him out of a  spontaneous
heart of love, not  from fear  of
punishment or hope of reward.
This is the end of all his laws.
"Thou  shalt  not  kill"—"Thou
shalt   not   steal"—"Thou shalt
not  commit   adultery"—"Thou
shalt note vjt" - 'Thou shalt not
bear   false   witness"—why does
he say these things to  us?    Be-
causd these are the things whicli
make men miserable.    He is not
impoverished by   our  stealing,
nor injured by our killing.    We
aro the ones who   sillier.     His
love for his   children is the inspiration of his laws.    This  is
the secret of his gifts.    It is for
this he bids   thu  heavens rain
and the dew distill; for this that
he brings up the springing grass
a«d wheat;  for   this  lie  makes
the earth bear richly for us;and
for this he takes the gifts away,
when he finds our hearts set on
the   things   and forgetting the
Iii ver.    It is for  this,   that  in
such a time as this, he makes us
fear lest our material prosperity
will tako  wiiigs   and   flee away
from us, that we may learn there
is Que who never does take wings
and   never dqes flee away,  and
may put our thoughts  on  him
and give our love to hi'n*    V°?
this ho sends us the joys of life,
and for this he sends us the sorrow,    For ho sooks not   a   temporary and selfish love, if I may
so express myself but an enduring and immortal love,
Two girls grow ud in different
ht mas. The one mother so loves
her child that she never puts a
burden on her, never lets her
wrestle with a problem, always ex
plains her lessons, always takes
away her difficulties. The other
mother so loves her child that she
allows her to take her share of the
burdens of life; her problems in
school she bids her wrestle with.
By and by these two girls room together in college. The one girl has
hard work to get alone, and is
dropped from her class; the other
girl goes on steadily climbing her
way upward. These two girls compare notes, and one says, "I had a
mother preparing me for the future.
The other says, "I wish I had such
a mother." This is what God is
doing. He is preparing us for the
future, and when we would shrink
back he does not shrink. It is not
because he does not love us, but
because he loves us with a wiser,
stronger love than we in our ignorant selfishness can comprehend.
When Uod says, Thou shalt love,
this is first what  he  means:    The
In the third place, you may take
this text as a prophecy. It is the
law of God's being, the one thing he
desires, to make his children love
him, It is the law of our own
nature, the first law, the fundamental law. But it is also prophecy:
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God."
All Goct's commands are promises
and prophecies. When he says in
the days of creation, "Be fruitful
and multiply, and replenish the
earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and
over the fowl of the air, and over
every living thing upon the earth,"
it is not that Adam is to put his
hand upon the lightning, and upon
fire and water, and control electricity and steam.
What he says is this: "You can
learn to do it; this globe is yours; I
put it in your hands; by and by
you will have supreme mastery over
it and in it." The command is
one central object of all my dealing; also a prophecy and 11 promise. f>o
with my children is that they may j when he says, "Thou shall love lhe
love me. j Lord thy God witn   all   thy   heart
In the second place, we may look land soul and mind and strength,"
at this text us the statement of a jit is as if he said, 1 know you do
great natural law. All God's laws' not understand ine now and do not
are natural laws. So when God so love me now, but ynu are going
says, Thou shalt love me, my child, to love me. 1 know that you have
what he says is this:    To love   me! hid yourself in fear from me, us did
is consonant with your nature; that
is what you are made for, it is for
that you are equipped. It is the
law of a man's body that he should
stand erect on his feet;  if  he  does
Adam in the Gardm; but I also
know that I at least succeed. As a
teacher comes into a lawless school
of untaught aud ungovernable
children, and, after the first day's
not, but grovels on hands and  feet'experience of insult  and disobedi-
like a quadruped, we say of  him |ence and anarchy, says to herself
that he is an unnatural man. It
is the law of a man's nature that
he -hould think, that he should be
able to make intelligent comparisons and draw conclusions from
premises, and if he cannot we say
he is an idiot. What does that
mean? It means that he is peculiar, different from other folks, built
not according to the laws of human
nature, It is according to these
laws that men should be moral in
their dealings one toward another ;
that, for example, a mother should
love her child; and if she does not, seeking our
if she is indifferent to it, disregards himself, "It
it, is cruel to it, we say she is an
unnatural mother. It is according
to these laws that a husband should
us she goes to her home, You shall
all love me before the term is over;
I can succeed and will, so God says
to us: When I havecompletedmy
work, selfish, indifferent, disobedient as you are now, you shall at
last love me; I can and will conquer. So He comes as the woman
conies sweeping in the dust for the
coin, as the shepherd goes into the
wildernesss seeking for the sheep
which has strayed away, as the
father goes out to meet the boy who
is returning to him. So Hecomes
love and saying to
shall  be;   I  will ac
complish it—at last—-nt last." The
time is coming when we shall know
Him even as we are known,  when
love his wife. If he does not, if he we shall see Him face to face, when
is cruel and brutal, if he beats her, we shall wonder at our ignorance,
we say he is an unnatural husband.; and still more at our unnatural
And it is according to the laws of [coldness, and shall love Him with
human nature that men should'all our hearts, and with all our
love their God. This love for Liod soul, and with all our life, and with
is not the peculiar and exceptional'all our mind, and with all our
mark of a peculiar and exceptional   strength.
genus.    God made men   that   they <  ••*	
might love him.    When  he   says,' Defaulter Taken Hume.
"Thou shalt love the Lord thy God ' 	
with all thy heart, and with all thy! Sheriff Barnes, of Pike county,
soul, and with all thy mind, and Ohio, arrived from Waverly to take
with all thy strength," what he back C. W. Lege, alias Manley.
says is this: "If you do not love, the defaulting "treasurer of that
God, you are something less than county. Sheriff Barnes saw Legg
you were meant to be." j for a few minutes, and  during the
Do you love God? If you do J interview Legg almost broke down,
not, it is for one of two reasons: He stated that since his departure
Either you do not know him, or j he had been in torment, and had
else you are an unnatural man.: taken morphine and whiskey to
The world is full of men who do not deaden his fears. He was glad to
know him. It is in vain for the go buck and would not figlit extra-
preacher to say, Thou shalt love dition. He thought, moreover, he
the Lord thy God, and then depict could find a portion of the money
a God who is cruel, harsh, merci- he had taken. Sheriff Barnes said
less, tyrannical, self-seeking. It is : that the amount of defalcations had
in vain to say to men, Thmi shalt \ not been fully discovered, but they
love the Lord thy God, and then ; had already reached $15,000, and
represent a God who delights in the extended over three years. Legg's
torments of his children. You can- term of office expired on th' Mon-
not love that which is unlovely. | day following the Saturday he dis-
But if you know God, if you have ' appeared. The auditor arrived on
read the story of his life as it is the following Monday to examine
written in the biography of Jesus of! the books, but Legg could not be
Nazareth, if you have come to un- found. On the evening of that day
derstand anything of his patience, Legg's wife confessed that her hus
his long-suffering, his gentleness, j band had skipped and then the
his endurance, his strength—the; hunt commenced. The cou..ty
father love, the mother love, the j was just about to offer a reward
husband love, all mingled in one of $1000 for Legg's capture when
great Divine love—ancj then you j news that he had been arrested
do not love him, what can you say j here reached Waverly, and Sheriff
of yourself except that you are an j Barnes started the following day
unnatural   man?     Love — God's ~"
love!—all life seems to me, from,
the beginning to the end, to he
teaching this. Not teaching us
wisdom, not teaching us power, except the wisdom and the power there
is in love. The babe whispers love
to the mother. The child speaks
love to the friend in school with
clasped hands. The maiden utters
love out of her suffused eyes as she
looks into the eyes ot the young
man to whom she plights her "troth.
The mother speaks love to the babe
that lies in her arms. Love sings
at our wedding feast; love comforts
at our funeral. Love rings the
wedding chime, and sounds inthe
funeral knell. We love wlple our
children are about us, and just as
soon as we have learned to l<>ve
with largeness of love, then life
takes the son and the daughter
away from us and carries them off
into some far country. And we
still love the unseen in memory and
in hope—love with expectation of
folding them in our arms again.
Finally death comes and takes
them from us altogether. Yet still
we jove—love n°t merely the memory of the past, love not merely the
hope of the future, love the one
who is dead but has not gone, and
try in vain to make ourselves hear
the voice that never speaks and see
the form that never comes hack.
But, though we see not still we love.
And so God is Baying from the
cradle, from the school-room, from
the wedding feast, from the funeral,
from child love, from mother love,
that love is not sensual, that we
love what the eye cannot see nor
the ear hear; that the unseen can
tie loved, and God can be loved although unseen.
The Sheriff   leaves   Monday with
his prisoner.—Vancouver World
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Old Copper, Brass, Zinc or Lead,
Can <1isM}M ol same hy addreHfng-a pastel to
#. AARONSON. ftox tf?% Nanaimo,
Who will call promptly at any address in City
or Suburbs.
Singer Sewing Machine Co,
29 Commercial Street
(Sume butMhif; ah Itotluy'n Shoe Htore).
wIiUm u i .intTtil AhMirtuiuhl of
Sewing Machine Supplies
Are kept on hand.   All klndi ol
Sewing Machines Repaired
And Work Guaranteed.
J. I. CALDWELL, the Tailor
Has changed his quarters,
and can now be found up
stairs in the
Williams Block,
Where he <jvi".l he plo.ttsed to,
receive his patrons.
lEaV* Anyone requiring- a Fat   Suit should
leave the order early.
Tlie Manufacturing Jeweler
Is again open for bur.in.enw at tho old stand on
Qpponlte the Doon  Hotel.     Jewelry made to
order'it ,1(1 "paired:' All work guaranteed.
Wake up to the fact that if you
invest NOW in Shares of
good reliable
Gold Mining Companies
You stand to make Big* Profits,
Will sell to you on terms no other
Broker in British Columbia
You have to Pay
I divide it up into
-Small Monthly Instalments-
So that everyone can have an interest in Mining and secure part
ofthe Profits that most assuredly
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The Stamp  Mill at Alberni
Is now in operation. When results are known, up go the Shares
of all Alberni Companies.
And make money while you have
a chance BEFORE the rise takes
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Oysters in every style,
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Good Beds, 2oc. and upwards.
Spring CJiicken always on hanj
Try Pliilpott's Tomato Catmij
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The Popular Bakers?
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Land Agent and Conveyance^
Town Lot* and Farms tor Sale.   Mone* to ijouj
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ol Manchester, Knjrland.
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Having completed the erection of the Arllngt) J
Hotel at NANOOSK BAY, this handsome nnl
commodious hotel is now prepared to ri'eehj
and comfortably entertain travelers slid otherl
Is presided over by Mrs. Thompson, and th]
Table d'llote constantly provided with all l.l
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the surroundings of the most pleasant dese"',
Flrsl-class Accommodation. Fireproof building
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Should IihikI in their names at once an J
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Here tbe Fall of Women is Complete
—Where Is Christ.
The promoters of the rum -shops
.of East London have some nice
sounding names for the dives in
which manhood and womanhood
are hourly perishing, writes Ed. P.
Bell, in the Indianapolis News..
One of the most loathsome dens,
situated at Commercial and Wetit-
worth streets, in the Whitechapel
district, is called "The Princess
Alice." A place almost as bad,
standing near the north entrance to
Tower Bridge, bears the title of
"The Angel." These resorts are
beyond adequate portrayal in
•words. They are so thoroughly and
frightfully wicked, so utterly and
infamously low, that anything like
a faithful description of them would
read like the product of a diseased
Saturday night at "The Princess"
witness wholesale carnivals of
drunkenness. At these times the
compartments are crowded almost
to suffocation, and the wretches
gathered there struggle with one
Another for precedence at the bar.
They are not all men by any means.
Oftener they are more than half
women. The latter not infrequently have a child or two with them.
It is a mere commonplace to see
dissolute mothers, the suggestion
of every virtue obliterated from
their faces, feeding their little girls
Ale or beer on the counters of this
scandalous den. The men and
women all crowd in together, and
nwill liquor like hogs. Their dress
without exception is the dress of
desperate poverty. The men wear
an infinite variety of hats; clothes
.and shoes, but none of them has
any article of apparel but that is
green with age and heavy with
jilth. Their faces are blotched,
distorted and unshaven, and their
eyes bear witness to awful eras of
sleeplessness and dissipation. They
drink until their money is exhausted, or until they can scarcely
stand, when they go out of their
own accord, or are forced out and
stagger away with maudlin muttering. When the crowds in "The
Princess" are great, one may see a
man, in advanced stages of intoxi-
of the younger women, but when
one sees an old dame with gray
hair and furrowed face—a woman
whose appearance shows that she
is somebody's mother — Bees her
drunk and maudlin, staggering
from the lethal portals of "The
Princess Alice," without a friend, a
penny, or a home, h.e is apt to ask
in agony of heart, "Is Christ really
H. M. 3. Swift Loses Her Captain and
Several Men.
He drew some practical lessons
from the history of Jehu, and urged upon his bearers the necessity
of standing firm the principles of
temperance. The chairman paid
a tribute to the people of Nanaimo
for their unabated interest in the
cause, and asked that we all stand
together on the approaching plebiscite. He also announced the
visit of Rev D. V. Lucas on the lst
November. After singing another
hymn the meeting closed.
When is This to Stop!
H. M. S. Rainbow and   Swift
arrived at Nagasaki from Korniloff
Bay on Friday last,  the 25th  ult.
The latter was in a crippled state
owing to the cracking of her starboard high pressure  engine shaft,
and was towed part of the way by
the Rainbow.   The officers report
the sad loss of Captain  Ling and
three of the seamen comprising the
crew of the galley, which occurred
at Qrossevitchka bay  on  Friday,
September 11.   Two boats took  a
party of officers up the  Fish  river
for a day's salmon fishing.   At a
little after noon the   Captain, who
was in his  six-oared  galley  with
Captain Mercer, the Marine officer
and a midshipman, saw the  recall
signal hoisted on board  the   ship,
which was getting up her anchors
on account of heavy weather setting
in and the bad holding ground  of
the anchorage.   He attempted  to
go on board but the boat upset and
he and two seamen  were drowned
before the boat sent from  the ship
could reach them.   It appears that
the accident was seen from the Narcissus, and a cutter under the command of Lieutenant Gaunt was at
once got under way.   Owing to the
heavy surf upon the bar, however,
much  difficulty   was  encountered
in reaching the scene of the disaster—the boat having to be backed
in to avoid swamping.     Captain
Mercer, the midshipman, and three
of the men were picked up with the
greatest of difficulty, but the others
had disappeared, and the heavy sea
preventtd the securing of the boat.
Up to the time of the dispatch of
this news, two   bodies   had  been
found, but those of Captain  Lang
and the other seaman were missing
and no traces had  been  found of
the boat.
The Wrecked Umatilla.
Port Townsend, Oct. 20,—As the
cation, braced against"the wall half i oafgo of the Umatilla is discharged
asleep, held from falling by the j |J hecomes n*ore apparent that less
rruRh nhoiii  him     Snmptimsa   *,„ i than 15 per cent, will be saved from
CTUSn   lll'OUl   mill.     sometimes     ne ,r  . . , j piu*a u uu numav iwuua were aeiwu
loses   consciousness entirely,   and]0     ,"   ,      . *'.   ur_oceri es^cann ea , uy >ne pojiueauU beaten to death on the
The outrages on the Armenians still
occupy a great deal of the attention of
people in Kurope and America. It fi
no wonder that they do; for it wonld be
difficult to And a parallel to the Armenian massacres and atrocities in the history of the world. "According lo the
latest estimates," "writes a contributor
to the October number of the Contemporary Review, "about 100,000 were
killed and half a million reduced to
want." It is now believed that the
murder and rapine of which the seven
provinces of the Turkish empire that
are known in the West as Armenia were
the scenes, were the deliberate work of
the Turkish Government and that the
Sultan is in a peculiar sense responsible
for the horrible carnage.
The nations of Europe must share
with him this responsibility, for they
could have prevented the slaughter and
the cruelties, but they did not. Their
criminal inaction will ever remain a
deep reproach to Christendom. In old
times, for far less cause than the massacre of Christians in Armenia, the
Christian nations of Europe banded together to punish the infidel and to wrest
the land he misgoverned from his cruel
sway. Why has a crusade not been
preached against the ruler who has been
most deservedly denominated The
Great Assassin? Has the Christian
faith died out in Europe? Have men's
hearts grown hard and cold, that they
stand by inactive when the most abominable cruelty is inflicted oo their fellow Christians?
Very few people even yet have anything like an adequate idea of the murderous nature of tlie Sultan'e rule. The
writer in the Contemporary, who was
evidently a resident of Constantinople
at the time of the massacre and knew
what was going on, gives some of the
details of th'e bloody work that was done
by the Sultan's orders during the three
days that it lasted.
The reader can form some conception
of the sights which those who traversed
the streets of Constantinople saw during
those days of the massacre when he
reads some of the following details:
"The average brutality of the Moslem
mob was something beyond all imagination, and in many cases the police joined in beating men to death and hacking
others to death with knives in the very
face of Europeans. A friend of mine
saw eighteen men dragged by the police
one alter another out of a building in
Galata and cut to pieces at the door. A
lady friend saw a procession of Catholic
school girls in 1'era street. An Armenian flying from the mob took refuge in
the midst ol them, and was cut to pieces
there—his blood spattered over the
children's dresses. Some twenty employes at the railway station were seined
goes down in a heud. Then the'«oods' *»*"**8-*-**g goods, bicycles,
bartender clears the compartment <*e*VI'-g machines and innumerable
sufficiently to drag the wretch to ktller oommod!tles are Pr'"ct,ca"y
the sidewalk. A policeman comes destroyed by the action of the salt
.along, wakes the offender up, and, | water and lhe aclds and minerals
if he can walk, starts him off. If i emanating from the decaying cargo,
he is past walking, the officer calls I Aislde from the ,ron and other un-
for the wagon and sends him in. I P*-''*"s***ible freight the cargo will be
The chief horror of "The prjn. Poetically a total loss. Thesteam-
cess Alice," however, is presented in! ship company is  tendering freight,.
■-'     ' Ito  the consignees, providing they i'," -h** J»'"t Note addressed tothel'orte.
.U._ ]    ni."
And so the sickening narrative goes
on. Nearly all the Armenian* were
unarmed and could not make any ie*
Bistance. The Government made no
etfort to put a stop to the horrible butchery. "It was not the people, not even
the mob, who were responsible for this
great crime. It was deliberately committed by the Government." The Ambassadors of the six l'owers have declared this to be un unquestionable fact
lhe degradation of its female clien
tele. In America the majority of
drunkards, especially outside the
large cities, are men. In Liverpool und London, according to the
statistics of the Women's Christian
Temperance Union, there are about
six drunken women to one drunken
man, and casual observation would
indicate this proportion to be true.
will pay all freight charges and 20
per cent, of the value as evidenced
by the invoices, or upon the execution of a general average bond.
Much of the cargo in its ruined condition is being shipped Co its
original destination. The last
steamer to Alaska carried several
hundred tons. The Umatilla will
At"'The PrfnceisrAlice,"" 'the"spect-! P«>bably be towed to Quartermas-
/icle of the fall of women is com- jter dry dock Wlthln the "'ext ■orty-
plete.    When the mind  oscillates eight hours.
from the purest and  loveliest type      In discharging the damaged car-
of the diviner part of God's noblest S° f rora  the  vessel  yesterday  artwork t3 the creature  of the same other Alaska smugglingscheroe was SAN
sex that frequents  this  rum-shop, | exposed.   In the cargo was a large;
jt swept the infinite!   One cannot i consignment   of    barreled    sugar
" destined to a well   known   Alaska
firm. The action of the salt water
had melted the sugar, and in the
centre of each barrel was a large
case of spirits. Investigation reveals that in recent months large
was not until alter this joint note was
| delivered and considered that any niea-
j sures were taken  by  the authorities to
put a stop  to  this work of  wholesale
i    Even after  this  horrible  massacre,
| which is a disgrace to humanity and to
I civilization, tne Powers ol Europe did
j not take a single step  towards compelling the Sultan to reuse killing  aud oppressing   his Christian   subjects,  and
when Great liritaiti  evinced an   intention to call the  Sultan   to  account  its
Government was threatened and reviled
by the Press of continental   Europe, as
if it had proposed   lo  commit crime.—
think intently of the two side by side
—so definitely and violently antithetic are they—without experiencing a shock to his reason. The
chasm is greater than the human intellect can span and not
suffer a strain. At a given time, it
must rest wholly on one side or
wholly on the other.
The females of "The Princess
Alice" are not necessarily habitues
of resorts. Many of them are
mothers that the curse of drink has
caused to forget every obligation of
motherhood and home. Many of
them are little past girlhood and
yet are one stage lower, in the class
ification that slum   life   ~
Prices Lowest on Record but Cannot
J. W. Harrison's circular says: The
total amount of engaged coal tonnage for
here from the Colonies, afloat and to
load will foot up about 120.000 tons capacity; a large portion of this cannot ar-
quantities of supposed sugar have I fLve,in 18?"-   Low ^f B\'11 •,rev"11*
Ko„., =.!,;.,., a .     a i    i j  ...  j the lowest on  record,  leaving a very
been shipped to Alaska, and it is j Bma|| pittance to the coal hewers, a very
now reckoned   that   thousands of | nominal amount for freight and cer-
gallons of whiskey and brandy
have been smuggled into the territory in this manner. The customs
authorities are investigating.
Met a Tartar.
tuinly no profit to the importers; hence
tlie black diamond has been a most undesirable article to handle in 1890 for all
except consumers. Our coast mines are
immediate sufferers Irom this local depression, and they prudently are not
forcing their output on the market.
They are fully aware that these low
prices cannot continue, and they are
awaiting an improvement of values,
when they wiil  again   become liberal
Peoria, O. T., Oct. 20.—At an
early hour yesterday morning five
,. ,. ,, , ,, . "?!P,08.P8"] outlaws appeared at the ranch of I shippers.' Cardiff coal freights are being
than the so-called "respectable ' in-! r. ■/■. Brooke, an Englishman i advanced and Australia must folow also,
mates of resorts. In the course of who8e place *8 near Tonkawa ok. I ,„»».
their fall they have probably stop* | Iah and   who  r   considered ' We^fct0n $ I 00
C!Jli!S""ilituto^lh?i«*l-'*y-   The*-   «•■■««■ Brooke to Southfleld ^B^V.V.,.,.,.'.V...   7 o0
the door and commanded him  to Seattle      $5 (X)@5 60
less depraved, but drink would not
permit them to remain there. It
has dragged them still lower. It
has made them such beasts that the
doors of the resorts are closed
against them, and Ihe inmates of
such places have come to feel that
there is a depth of social decay
above which even they stand, as on
an eminence. Drink is the overmastering passion of these outcasts,
They seem to have no other passion,
no other pleasure, no other concern,
of any sort whatever. Numbers of
them know nothing about home life,
nothing of affection, nothing of any
one of the fundamental humanities.
The appetite for drink possesses
and consumes them; it causes them
to lie and cheat, to beg and steal;
any form of iniquity is welcome if
it only holds out the promise of a
quantity of rum. Like that of the
men, the dress of these creatures is
as poor as it can be. It seldom
rises above rags, and very dirty
rags   at   that.     It   is harrowing
hold up his hands, with the appa
rent purpose of robing him. Brooke
replied with bullets from his re,
volver and shot two of his unexpected visitors dead and wounded
a third. The two uninjured outlaws scurried away, carrying their
wounded companion. The dead
men have not been identified.
A large audience assembled in
the Y.M.C.A. last Saturday evening.
The meeting was under the auspices of the Central Temperance
Executive. Mr T. Bryant occupied the chair, and after the usual
opening exercises, introduced Rev
J. D, P. Knox to give an address
or» "Temperance." Mr. Knox had
just returned from a visit to his
friends in the East, and said that
he thought the committee should
have followed the scriptural injunction "to lay hands suddenly on no
man." However he was glad to be
present and do what he could
Bryans    6 00
Kock Spriiij s, Castle  Gate and
Pleasant Val.ey         7 60
Scotch     7 60
Coos Bay    4 60
11 ry in Ito     7 50
Cumberland—In bulk  13 50
sacks  15 00
Pennsylvania Anthracite Egg  11 00
Welsh Anthracite    9 00
Gunnel $7 50
Wallsend    7 00
Coke—Iu  bulk ill@l2 00
sacks JS 00
The way to cure cuUrrah is to purify
the blood, ami the surest, safest, best
way to purify (he blood js by taking
Hood's Sarsaparilla, the One True Blood
Hood's Pills
always reliable,
are  prompt,  efficient,
easy to  take,  easy to
enough to witness tbe debauchery i advance the pause of Tewperence.
Commercial Street,,
20c. per MONTH
One year, $1.50.
Six months, 75c,
Three months, 50c.
Job Printing
P. O. Drawer 44.
Telephone 74.
T-Je NeW Vancouver    f
The New Vancouver Coail
Company mine at their
Collieries at and near
Nanaimo the following
\      ■
mwim COAL,
The above are supplied in
the following Grades, viz: Double Screened, Screened,
Run of the Mine,
Washed Nuts and
Washed Screenings.
Prompt Delivery at tho Company's
Wharves at Nuuaimo aud l'rotec-
' .    vt uarves at .Nan,
W    lion Island.
Keeps by far the Largest, Heaviest and
Cheapest Stock of
In this City.
"T"All Castings  Kept   on   Hand.
ArriMl and Departure of Mails
** Lady as Housekeeper. For particulars
apply at this oflice.
People who Appreciate-
Have their prescriptions dispensed at
Teteplione 3.
Their Unices are -Right
Fish and
Game Market
G. MARSH, Prop.
B. ft If. jR AJJLW A Y.      CWSE. DUE.
Daily ex. Suu.
Wellington, Northfield .and a.m.  a.m.
East Wellington 01.26   8.W
Vietoria.Southern States and
places along line of E. & N. Daily ex.Sun.
Railway    8.21) ll.b*
British and foreign, Eastern
Provinces, Eastern States, Dailyex.Suo.
Vancouverand other places p.it.   P.in.
on Mainland of B.C    0.30 5.00
Comox, Union, Union Bay,
Sandwock,Courtenay,Gran-Tues. Fri.
thani, Qualicum, Hornby p.m. p.m.
Island and Dennuui Island   $.21) 3.Oil
Salt Spring Island, Burgoyne Frl.    Tuea
Bay, Fulford Harbor,North
Salt Springlsland and Gab- p.m. p.m.
riola Island     8 20  3.39
BY STAGE. "J™"-* >^™-
Alberni, Parksville, French p.m. p.m.
Creek and Erringtou 12.30  6 08
Frl.   Thur.
NanooseBay 12.30  (i.00
Departure Bay, daily ex. Sun 12.45 10.80
Cedar (South}, Saturday    2.00 1100
Lodge Notices.
Inkerman lodge. No. SIB, Sons of St.
George.—Regular weekly meeting is held
in Hilbert's Hall, Wharf street, on Sat-
ubday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting
brethren oordially invited to attend.
Fred. WAaBiArK, iSec.
Champagne Cider
Soda Water
For a Cool Drink
Ask for -:-
Lawrence-s |gSE?j£L
ManulactureroiTeniporaTiee Drinks, Syrup*, &c.
Delivered free lo all parts of city and vicinity.
gA\T~ Hiouipt attention paid to shinning orders.
Telephone 2-4. V. O. Ilox 79.  N inaiho.
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
Telephone 7-9. Nanaimo, C. C.
Meats delivered free of charge to all
parte «i tlie city.
Office Tel. 30.   P. O. Box 16.   Residence Tel. 101.
Funeral Directors
— Embalmers.
A Full A**ortment at the Lowest Market Kate*
Promptly Attended to.
All kinds of
Tin and Sheet-Iron fori.
Victoria Crescent, Na-Haimo.
AU Materials used incon-
nection with the above
guaranteed to be first**
Graduates of the Oriental, lhe Kureka,
the New Vork and Clark's
Schools of KuiImi]iiini^.
1, 3 and 6 Bastion St., Nanaimo
(Commercial Hotel,
Corner Commercial and Bastion Sts.
This long-established Hotel le comfortably
fitted up with superior accommodations for travelers and others.
•T. O'CONNKL, Prop.
Trespass Notice.
WHEREAS, Certain evil-disposed persons have been killing stock on Valdez
Island, Nanaimo District, it is
RESOLVED In future that all persons
found trespassing on the Wake Estate
of 700 acres and Indian Reserve of 1700
adjoiniiij* will be prosecuted to the full
extent of the law.
(Slatted)    BALDWIN H. WAKE.
sept, is, iaee, joins bash,,
General Steamship Agency
Parties going to the Old Country
or sending for friends will
By purchasing Tickets from
General Agent,
Do You Want te Borrow ?
500, repayable monthly in I years. ata^S*
',(1(10 repayable monthly in 8 years, al $15.(1(1
1.000 repayable monthly In 8 years, at $!MM
Other amountB in prnportloi. Loans made
only ou First MorlR-aice on Improved Town ot
City Property. Eo.uitaii-.k Savinuh, Loan ak»
Buildinu Ahsociation, 24 Toronto St., Teftoutft,
Boom .No. It, JolnuUae
tf XTbelrlanaiino flDail
■Till. 1.-111:1, l'vl;i:\
TUESDAY   .',.-' ['RlUDAY
11Y  111K
hi,. V. CUAJHBKiiB, Editor aud Mauftger,
Victoria Crescent. Nuuaimo, 1; *'.
sriisuiiiPTioN KATES,
nol a
it the Free Press posseses the editor has IF YOU WANT j ■■mini it
We are safe in saying tha
single item in the charges sat at the Council meetings every
out that was not already week whon the reports from which
1 tn the Hoard, all  that  was we quote were read to the Council.
required was to hoar it under oath,: Will the Free Press  lie honorable
Yet, for three men cluiniilH to pi
hv mail-One yea:- 	
six months .
Three lui nths,
Pellvered bv outrun'	
eess common sense lo Eenously say
that they must see the stenographer's notes transcribed before they
could eome to a conclusion, is ridic*
enough to retract
the insinuation,
Choice Groceries Cheap
2S2s:^*3,,„..__..CALL AT
Robinson's, the Wallace Street Grocer.
Public Opinion ami the Free Press.
.Woo. poriuoulh   Dbms,      Vl 0   Ht'O    fully    coilvineed
FRIDAY  -  - -  -   OCTOBKU 23, 181)0.
Provincial Politics.
The conclusion of  ihe  late commission inquiry, after due  care he-
Ghoice Butter and Tea a Specialty.
Little tiny straws us surely
f-eneral   approval
has now assumed
lhe  ques
ire the   nature'
thai any decision arrived at hy ti
Board of Commissioners as at pres-|;,*g (,u|cen fn fa   inxesiigafiiiri,  isfnedesBttiited the special attention of
ent constituted, will not meet  with  leu over lor  ihe decision   Of' that, two, policemen' and   it   was never
stiou ! budy at its own' time'. '*' Tlie   Kree considered satficiently dangerous i<>
I Press, however, in   ils   anxiety   to warrant the chief  in   taking  Gon-
,  lead public opinion, lind'decide the stable Thompson with him,and yet
dicatethewind'scourseasgreatlogs. of a faction hght than an impartial amJ.^raecor'Uitip^  ....  Qwn   fe?1. both .p(jli(5eraen „„,k   |rota  ,u,,*„,
This is an aphorism that  we have investigation, therefore,  we would *ngS|    |ma   already    decided    the thTee private persons with them.
never yet heard denied and basing  suggest,  nay we  will  demand, in |case against.the parties bringing the |    It not mjr intention to comment
Tbotacnt Boot and Slios Store
To 11
fi nr mil I
WIUTl'lEX-'n'S Iii
bo, all un
* repent,
loot" innl slmcs lie
While 1
h, "lie I10111 thi-v never will
. leatheMin . wtillo skill ia "kill.'
vl to too ilk f.«,t
nnininn   nre.oi-dliK.lv   we   are the public interest, that the   Board chargea agaiiist two  of   the  police on this police investigation until i
opinion   accouiiyy ,,,.,,*,;„ f,,„„   „ivi„<-   „nv  decision   officers of the city.    Now  coinmon' least after ihe decision   has  bee
;edto tbe conclusion  that the refiain from  giving  any  decision I t ^ ^ ^,  q{   CommiB.    *     *and j do not vel considor
nds of tbe present   Provincial but instead, send on the transcribed Lioner8) and a,vel,y  Blna*|  amounl rigi,t to-judge of the absolute iniv
/•eminent arc few   and    far   be-   notes   to   the  Supt.   of   Provincial j ,„- discretion, to hide ii.-i.wwn strong ccucc «r gilt of the ollicers, huf alj.
1,1 I Iiml li'
Frao heel to loo, tree solo lodnlt,
U'ccl covered ui' n win I'l'iKl.n bi
Sue nm-I itiiil bra't*;
0' lit'ulth nml lini-plnen ■ the root
' lo
notes  to  the Supt
Police for a decision.
of  Provin    1
Mr.   1
Government arc f
tween. it is positively refreshing
to see the people of Wellington and I is removed from local influences,
Union at last declaring their in- moreover, well knows what the
dependence, and publicly proclaim- duty of a police officer is. Conse-
ing their dissatitfaction with thc qtiently a decision from such a
aots of the incapables at Viotoria. source would be received with re-
Those two places were supposed to spout, as uninfluenced by prejudice
be so completely under the dicta- or partiality. Tiie attack on the
torial iriflue'noes of the Dunsmuirs Rov. P. A. McRae and Mayor
that, no matter how much dissatis- Davidson in last night's Free Press
tied, the people were supposed to is so viciously brutal tlTat it de-
inaintain a discreet silence. But a serves no consideration but cpn-
hange has come over the. spirits of tempt.    Nor   wiil   it   arouse   any
It!!.I till
Wlllll VI
llllll 801
Ami 1 111
v 1,111 lived I
ilid boots ive
II me to. 1,1111
iikiud ,\ i my pen,
. tannin: Urns-..
of discretion, to hide us.o.w.11 strong c.eiiceur gilt of the ollicers, bul iiflt-r
personal prejudices, ought to  have the judgment passed by   the  Kree
hindered that journal  from   giving I'ress, I think it   righl    to   remind
such   a  premature   opinion.     We the pilbl'c*of the evidence,  without
must understand the public  to   be, a.,v interpretation thereon,and llie
at least iu this case, a  majority of evidence,  too,  of   ihe   defendants
the responsible citizens of our city, themselves',    Mr. Thompson's posi-
ll is well known ihat the extent of 1i.u1 was peculiar, as he   had   onn
the F. P. editor's travels is limited regarded by the reform associations
lo a very small  area, and  Ihepub- of the. city as their champion, Thus   it'lt this truth has nevci   ....!..
lie visitation to that office confined the greater surprise at Ins own evi-
to a vory small portion of the com- dence.   According to the whole "f
inuiiiiy, so that llie conclusion Am-1 the witnesses he  manfully  refuses
1 um in.- ken
e, three score nnd leu
' I.:,l mi,I h,iu
11 ClllG'lonln, stern nml \, 11(1,
lln» UJokI 11111*1 bo each  nml I'hlhl,
Ami ther. «if I inalilen fair
\i in- v, 111 rril'.l.o's In,1,is nml stint's mny wear
Lane! it brown heath nml shamr* \v t,
Von know how 1 heap they are and snoil,
Tlie work thai leures llielr skilful bum!
tins none superior m Um Inml.
Specialty.    )
.'to Victoria Crescent.
.d i
sentiment, in impartial m
11 contrast to the •
s we lind the press one of disgust. Moreover, the editor
nd    Union has   accomplished   a  purpose  far
uounced on the evening of the  in-  the dollars offered him   by  Taylor  \lnrjnimn RllPinnflCi TtlTJA/.'frtlll)
vestigation, and along with   it  its-to-go down  to  Fraser   streel   with   ■\(|||<||j|jU DliMliWlJ I'll lllvl J
 ,    ,.f   ,1...   ,      1 .,.!..    I.o      ,1 ...I    n    ..!■....•,    littw,      ., 11 ni-,,--, l>/lu
their dreams, 1
oid order of Ih
of  both   Wellington
voicing ihe sentiments   of protest [from his intention in  exposing^..,
of   the true nature of  lhe creature  to the
against tbe continuance
present govei'mental regime. The
Wellington Enterprise has been,
especially strong, and has lately
publisned a series of sensible well
written editorials denouncing the
Turner administration in very
forcible language. The Union
News in ils own weak way is slow,
ly but surely following in the f"ot-
stepsofits Wellington contemporary,
gives a very fair indication of how-
it feels 011 ihe treatment which the
Uoino-x district has received from
the Government.
''Vnnderbilt  once  said   to  a reporter—"The   people   lie   d—nd.''
public   gaze
all   his   hidious t
own repott of Ihe case, cau only be
taken to mean that the wish was
Ifather to the thought, ami puis me
in the position, not of doing
likewise, but of reminding the
public to whom L am speak
ing, of sonic of th
case   as produce,] in
and a short lime   afterwards
-   facts  of
Ihem, :'i
we find him in  these   houses  wilh
the.-e same parties,    and   thi*!,   loo,
more  than once.     He    also   states
thai he took  from the band   of one
of these women a   bottle   of   soda
water, a very    hospitable   position
Im- an ollicei' to   place   himself  in
propose,   therefore,   to   point   out   whose special duty il was   lo  keep
three or lour piecesof evidence from  these parties right.    Thesearohard
the defendants' themselves that are  facts comingfiul  of   the evidence,
worthy of public onsideration. w hich, we believe, will be duly con-
Chiof Crossan staled in his  own   sidered liy   lhe   commissioners,   in
evidence that he was  not   aware of  spite of the disposition  of the Free
Monday publishes   nu   article on | any houses of ill-fame   on   Frasei   Press to influence them by its h'end-
sanitarv mailers and calls special street, and yet the same gentleman  lines.   The  Free   Press   ought  to
''.-', ...     has prosecuted the inmates of those know by this time that the cons'eri-
ittentionto the long-standingnuis-], •„. ,..,, „,„„„t   • „   1S0K   „„',,„■„ ..-,„,;„;..„ ,„„„..„.,,;,,„,,.„,,;,.;,,,,]
DARKISH & POTTS, Barrister* and Solicitors.
J*   Commercial street.
a. Jacket
Best Style
Best  Kit
Best Finish
I3est Value
We have them,
Our garments were made in Germany to our special onler.
.Newest styles in Sleeves, Collars, Backs.
Newest Effects.
All llie little tlettlilfi thnt, give Finish.
Then llie price is right  SEE   OUR
Children's at $2.00 and up
Ladies' at $5.00 up to $25.00
Commercial St., Nanaimo, B. 0.
P. can'!*. Barrister and Solloitor, Room u
Johnston Uloek.
IWi'f'rfj.rc   ***.'-11"*'! rv
Our evening contemporary of lasl
McINNES & McINNES,   Barristers,   Room
.i.ilinsinn Block, Coioinorclal street,
YAUWOOll A-   Vill'MI.  Bltrrlstors, corner ol
Commercial una Bastion streets.
TIIWIUY. Botanic DritgRl'l, WlnfloM cros-
•   cent,   'try ilnnty's 1'ilc ointinciit.
ance in the ravine close to theCoin-
houses on that street  in   IS'J.5,
mercial sl net filling.      That  part He
may be seen by his   own  records,  m'atters
Thc followiug which   we clip  ,,f the article we fully endorse   and \ robbery in these
tlie  la.-st  issue of  the  .News
ilso staled that  complaints  of change,
houses   had   been   lion is one of .lie lirst   experiment
has undergone a very great
an I that the present  i|ucs-
ivll, mason. Oculist    Extracting as;
I'   Gas nun' I'tlior administered.
oillcc, Qdd-KolloH-'a Block, Nm
\v*   ,1. etttitv. n. n. S„ Oreeu Ulock.
11 .  class work guaranteed,
of the article we fullv endorse  and robbery in these houses  had  been tion is one of the first  experiments ("iRi'-scii-.r piiarjiacy.  .1.0.1, ,y sii-.uuhn,
111 to,  aiucie ne iuii^   rituui.t.   ami,         .    *,                            .                       .   . ..,..., *■■   proprietors.   Victoria Crescent.   Dispensing
commend   our   contemporary   for received, and gave this as the duel along this line in   .Nanaimo;   com- and family redoes a speoiaity.
...               .         ..-   ■    1          11 reason for going there himself,    iie in:; as it has out of   the   improved -tj, now 1:1.1.. ..■ ■. ss, watsjn co., Limited.
calling attention to it,   and    would I       ,,   .   ,       ,,,       f    ,,,-,.„.„   ;,, 1; "*., -.7.    ,- . <i.;,. ■ t„.    it,..  1..., ,,,...,I .,1 *'*   Modleal Hall, cn  ier-jommercial andBas-
.    ,6                       >           ,           confessed,   also,   oi   pnvat»* indi- state of artairs by   Ute long-needeci tlull sUeua% Tolei,    ,.,;;.„
join in  urging that   the nuisance vi(\uix\s living   in' the immediate change of   municipal politics, and =========
complained of be abated, regardless  vicinity of ihese  places complain-
of cost.    But our contemporary was ing to him of ihe conduct of
unit Ltepairiu1
OUKS.-^])yoiug, Cleaulng
11 Nicol Btroot.
C. ciiAiti.Tii.N. Manager,
MARSH, Wholosale  llonlor In   l'lsh  nml
Uninc. Bastion Streot, Nanainio.
That is what the Provincial Government is saving to the people of
this district with referonce to  road I a deserving subject  as a   cloak to ordinary private,   respectable peo-1 least   attempted   to   make things
matters." publish   a slanderous insinuation pie residing there; and   why trace better.    By  ihe lime   of the'next   insurance ani> financial agent
1 . ..... ......
At lhe last general  election  thc derdgato'ryto the Municipal Coun
Whether or not tin- police commissioners considers   the   evidence  of  manaijk
not satisfied in pointing out mat. I parties liviug in these houses Why this inquiry sufficiently -clear to,
,       ,     ,, ,   , ,     jolicentrate their efforts on this par-   make changes 111   llie police  force,  -=
ten that should be attended to.    ^H licular s.rcel, as  given in .be evi-*] the peoplcare waiting to strengtl.ei.
usual it mnst moralize,  and  takes ^V]W) if there  was   nothing  but   ihe bauds of   those   who  have al
a deserving subject  as
slanderous .
every case of suspicion to that'-par*  municipal election we will be able  -
. *    , ... .       '   r ,-.       ,i '!   woinj,;. iiimi.ci.il mid Insurance Agent,
,,,.,,. .... . .   itieular   street,  and   lo  particular  to know for a certainty   ine eon-  jl. johnttonBlock.
people of both Comox and Welling* eil.   After indulging in some sick- houses on that alreet    [f we ,MVl. ceni!US of public opinion   on  these  -
ton voted  almost unanimously  iii ening mock modesty about leaving t0 cor.]0 down to the premises thai   mailers; and, we hope, a repetition
favor of  the present  Government,  to those in authority as to how the an officer must actually indulge in/ of the success   that   has   been the
of eour.-e ,1  majority   of voters  of work should be done,'etc., tl.e Free I tbe liberties granted to men by such i^reat set back to the Free Press.
this cily  did   the  same.    Possibly Press launches forth the following:
they tueii thought they were  doing!     "No doubt Ihe Free I'ress will be
the best tiling  under  lhe circum-  met with the pertinent  reply* that
stances,   and  if so,  could   not be there are no municipal funds avail*
real estate-
ClOREMAN ,v  ll.Mlli-, .
Is    iiiisiinn Btreet
Ileal Estate Brokers-
blamed.      Uut time has, we beiive,
able for this
miaht ask in  reply  what has   be-ii        .     ; .
Bhowm   them   that  thev   were  in  ,,,me of lhe one   mill   oi  sanitary i- -t      WlV.-l-10P4tan.*u-1
,   * ,      loiiKoiiiie one  tiun   1.1  ..nn. i\   dence is worth anything, then then
error, and *,\e sincerely   trust   that  taxation, approximately .+ 1,.,00. is no SUCh thing OB   even   knowing
no ouoh mistake will be made whon j    Tlie only meaning that can  be tl)at it exists in nav  place ut anv
parties, before he can prove prosti- Just as f was closing my remarks
lution, how can the law be honor- on the headlines ofthe report of Ute
able, and where is tin- officer thai inquiry, my eyes fell upon the arti-
is going to give such evidence? In jele in the Free Press of Thursday
the face of the existence of these 22nd, entitles "Will the Investiga-
iplaoes  on this street in  .Nanaimo, tion Promoters Raid the City Treas-
I'jVYLOR, I'cnlcr in nil kimls- nf Mow and
.jocoiitl-tland l'*iiri,i'.nrc, nnd Fancy jVi-U-
clc.s nl every descrmtion.
Masonic builmng.
the opportunity presents itself attached lo lhe extract quoted
again. That time in our opinion w uid be, that the Municipal Council had assessed the ratepayers
$1,300 for sanitary purposes and
spent the money on something else.
llis   always   reprehensible for   a
is near at hand, speed lhe day!
Tho Police Investigation.
The investigation into the charges against Chief Crossan and Constable Thompson is a thing of the
past, and we can now have it sinh
of relief. As the Commissioners
have seen bt to rcseiv* llieir decision, consequently leaving the
o-tse slill sub judii.-e we consider it
would be highly improper to give
an opinion on theevidence produced.
Whoa the decision of the Com-
iiiio.jioooi's is once given, no matter
newspaper to publish matters
ury?" b*o far as writer of ihis note
is concerned lhe very stink of its
spleen drove me from i', and I refreshed my mental atmosphere with
the ready I hough I that it wits seal
bom of desperation.
"Yes," Baidtheold man, addressing his young visitor, "J am  proud
of  my girls, and would like to see
ilieiu comfortably married; ami  as
that I pdice commissioners to go to these  1   have  made a little money,  they
time. Vet llie strange fact
mains that the existence of prostitution is known lo most of the people in  X.tnai ,   Messrs Crossan
and Thompson excepted.
Then Mr,  Crossan  confessed   to
having   received   orders from   the
ins. M. BROWN, Wfttclinmker, Watches
« nml Clocks carefully cleaned and repaired,
drier Clnireii nml Chapel Btreet*.
ALL FREIGHTS loft mi thc
Nanaimo Wharf Co.'.- Wharf
will be at owners' risk.
ft. R. JOHNSTON £ CO., WharBnflers.
:       WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED the. Most Complet<
:        nnd Best Values in
Fall Hosiery
:       Of any bouse in  British Columbia.    See our All- S
:        Wool Socks, black, nl, 40c.    Thoy are line value. }
:       Ladies' All-Wool Hose, 25c and 00c; good value.
The Celebrated
j Health Brand of Underwear
) : We  carry in  large  assortment  1*1)1'  Women, Misses
> :       and Children.    Large assortment in
Men's Underwear
:        At the besl value for the money to bt* got.
Our Comforters
Arc the besl.    Sec  the Eider Down Comforter at
:        $5.00 and $5.S0.
Dress Goods
:        In lhe Newest and Latest Styles. Our Tweed Effects
nl 2fic, and 30c. arc great value.    Our .stock of
Beady-made Clothing",
:       Waterproof lints and Caps, Tics, Shirts, Umbrellas,
:       etc., i.s now complete.
Cal! and Sec Them Before Buying Elsewhere
is open to doulit, as lo truthfulness; |
but what can be said   of an  ei
places, and, Iconfess, if this  posi*   wili noi
tAutLoluH lyJAKKhl
lw a  o
we must  come
Is tho placo f,.
i   case,
the  bile dis
But tiie plea of ignorance can not
WUut that decision may be, we will );„ lldvancea in lhig c;1„. .,, ,
then feel it our duly to speak, and
speak plainly. Lui our local contemporary has no such scruples, as
before a word of lhe evidence was
even published, il proclaimed in a
scare head that lhe consensus of
public opinion was, "thai the
charges were not sustained." That
st|cb 11 course should be taken by a
man claiming to have sonic know
leg, of law and court eti [Ustte i in
itself remarkable, The editor oi
lhe Free Press well knows that if
he had tal cn the same course with
a ca e pending before the Supreme
Courl, be -would Iiml himself behind tiie bars. Hut thc local rein-
carnation of the great Blackstone
has a sullicicnt knowledge of legal
lore to know that a Board of Police
Commissioners have no tuiv/or to
committ for contempt, consequently had no hesitation in abusing a
well established rule. Our lenders
can form their own conclusion from
the very full report of the case
whioh we published in our Inst
issue, '.'bete" is one phase of lhe
case which wo can nut refrain from
pronouncing farcical, that  is  the
i lo their husbands pension had bi en honorably maintain-! niless. There's Mary, twenty-live
l"' led the whole matter would haw years old, and a real good girl. I
who will, for purposes of personal j been in their favor. Bul after this shall give ber live thousand dollars
gratification, pen what he knows to evidence was given, when cross- when she marries. Then conies
' 'ibertite falsehood. Surely examined by Air, Davison and Mv. Bet, who won't see thirty five
.     ., -    .      Johnston, Mr. Crossan said that he ffgairi,   and   1 shall give ber   ten
I'J      Lil    (. I'llL lll>lull     -       , . , , . :. .        111 1 .
nad not been oroereo. to go to these thousand   dollars ; nnd   the   maul
that the composition  ol   the  man kouse8 by the police'commissioners, who   takes   Eliza,   win,   is   forty,
must be more wolfish than btiniai .  Now, ii it is true that be had,  then wiil have fifteen thousand   dollars !
If tbe editor  was  Ignorant of the Mr. Davison and Johnston deny it, with her."   The   young   man   re-  insiapioand Fancy-
facts there tiiiaht be  some  excuse.  u"d if it is true that    he   had   not, fleeted   a   moment   or so, mul then
I then why was be there,   and   what inquired, "You haven't   one  about
! is the meaning of t!.e police magi.-- fifty, have you '.'"
0   irate saving tha't   he   had
HllS, M. A. HOWE, Proprietor,
Ccp. li-ilibrlGH anil h:&:n\ Strssts
mm m _..---\
Free Press editor in
cussion on municipal nnancei
showed ilia! he was thoroughly conversant with every deiail of Municipal expenditure in all tlm branches of the service.
Now- what arc the facts with regard to the sanitary work done Ihis
year, ft i- line that an assessment of on,- iniil on the dollar of
.at able property in the city, was
levied f r sanitary purposes. Put
up io tie ] re i nt the (xpenditure
under Ibis beading has already ex*
i-ei oul ihe amount-levied. According lo Ihe road foreman's weekly
report lhe cost of sanitary works
up to Od. 1st is$'1,8*10, This expenditure was Incurred  in putting
Iheni logo there. Bul he-went lo
catch the th'iof iliit-had robbed a
man of $60 or $70, on information
that he bad rec.-ived from some
place. But this, be says, was iu
tlie Newcastle House, Vet he went
to No. (il to catch the thief, lie
did not gain admittance, Why nol
furce admittance, if ibe thief was
there, and ivby, if he  thought  the
thief was not there, and left With*
oil. any effort lo ((61 in, why did he
go there at all? lie left and went
lo the next House by the back door.
Why lhe back door.' Beca-use ii
was mosl convenient. Why was
ihe mosl inconvenient door selected
to come out at?
These are questions and answers
given by the defendants themselves,
that     gi.'o      proof   of    llie   truth
fulness of some of   the   charges  al
least.    Mr.   Crossau   confessed-to
It in reported  that  No. 3 and 4 shafts
at Welliiiiiloii mv mi lire,    ll is probable
that both Rliafts may have 1.1 be 11 led,
this iliniwbii: many men out of employment Mr, Bryden, the manager, and
Mr. Diet-, the Government Inspector are
on the grotjatla dlroel ingoparatioliR, ami
it is hoped that the minds may soon bo
workinu a jala,
Dry Goods,
Boots ami Shoes,
Patent Medicines,
Give Her a Call ami he Convinced
u W iii %it n
box and  tile   drain   on   t>ranklin I ueing there and in going thereevenj
streel, tile drain on   Milton street, after ho be had signed   himself off
box drain on Comox road, tile drain I d'"*y. *-ut  t'it-d-'to   show   thai be
on I'rotil
omox ro.i ,
... 1   ..1. ;„       v„„ 1 i wenl on duty.    A policeman might
reel, box dr.tin 011 jNoeJ-1, , * ,,      '    ,
,    .   .      ,,..   ,. , , ,,       I have'duiy at these   places,  as   ex-
ham street, draining U infield Cres- p]lvine(j hy -lr
pjil, putting in culveits   on   Albert' ■•  .-  •
( 1 11 n.tTi ial   . tl'i ll,   Pu.hil g
eii auii.g   drains   in   varioi s
of lhe city. • We said  ignor-
an...) could not   be   advanced as a
pica,   because  in addition   to ibe
CQwmisi-ionfl's rusLi'viug their de- otber sources of ialtflii-jiM'Jn which
Crossah,   to   look
if ter an individual that was believed to have ta:.ou money, lull
whilst both policemen did this they
both confessed to biking privati
citizens with them, and leaving'
them in these houses among these
suspicious people. Certain irregu-j
liUfciransaotious had occurred  that
la what given Hood'sSanapartlla iu **roAt
popularity, its c-onstioitly Incroflalng
sales, and enables It to accomplish Ue
wonderful and unequalled oures, The
combination, proportion and process
used in preparing Uood'a Sarsaparilla
am unknown to otherntedioines,ami
muka Hood's SfltsaparJlla.
Pecal-fer to Itself
It cures a wide range of dlflC&sefl hrcuuso
of Its power ma blood jmrHior. It acts
directly and pOBitively Upon tlie blood,
and tlie blood rcncliew every nook nnd
cornerof tiie human Ryulem, Thua all
tbe nerves, muselca, bones and tiHsuey
'   conic under tlie beneficent, influence of
Qooda Dullveret1 Kit
n;, |uiri of tho City
Arc now ready for your inspection, thc
designs, quality and styles being the choicest from the looms in Great Britain.
Have also a job line of 100 suits of
Which I will sell for $27, the best value
ever shown in Nanainio. Soliciting your'
esteemed orders, and thanking you for
past patronage, respectfully yours,
Commercial Street.
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tti    M    '"P.J- h
-Jit]      >J.*-^
MuUos tlm
Most Permanent
Sign Letter
in existent^
Tlic One Trim Hlooil Purlilor,   SJ1; six lor S5.
u        i*      *r.»il    c"1'0 Wver Ills; ciisy to
nOOCI S /PUIS tiikccusytooiieriitcSM.
Soli) Agent Tor British Colombia
Local Agent, JAS.  HIRST
Shirts, Collars and Cuffs
yzrr, TJONE   BY  THE —-=*.
r ioneer Steam Laundry
lly so <luinp yon will PATRONIZE WHITE LABOR
Dye Works in connection..
P. O. Box <J5.
D. M. STEWART, Proprietor.


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