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aijaimo
?ROM-,
"DECKAJULIE"
I'KZPUR,
.      AtlHAH,
Cume. the ItOflt Tl-h otl'ereu to *ii"Ofiml-
imtiiLt buy**** In HritlBh Columbia.
Garden Manager,    j
I'UKKTKK liaUlll.K.
Sole Agent- B.C.
W,T.UEUIM4C0. |
VOL. II.-NO. 35.
NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 18!J(\
WHOLE NO. 94.
Boots: Shoes: Boots
We Have Just Received Several Large Consignments
From the Best Makers, and Consequently are in
a Position to Otter Exceptional Value.
Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Etc.
We huve a large stock, constantly being added to. We
guarantee stock and work-mahship e.qual to the best in
the market, while juices ure as low,at least, us the lowest.
No, We Are Not Neglecting Our
Grocery Stock.
That Is Up to Date in Every Particular.
We carry Duncans und Delta Creamery Butter, a very
choice stock of Selected Dairy and Eastern Creamery iu
Tubs, and regular supplies of choice Hunch 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 slill the Prime Favorite und easily retains, its place as
the BEST TEA in the country for the price. 2 c. "P lb.
Wc curry a very large stock, including the best brands of
all sorts, and we are sole agents for the famous Saluda Tea.
Our Automatic Oil Can
Is giving unbounded satisfaction, und us we are supplying them KIiHE, 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 a Trial 0rto~Ymi-^Vill Find Us All Right.
Victoria
y Crescent.
A good Shoe differs from its
wearer in thut it should always
be piopcrly "on its uppers."
How it gets there, has everything to do with the comfort it brings
to the foot. Putting soles on their uppers is hardly a sj.iiuual
work, but it's the big end of Shoe making.
There are three ways of doing it—by lhe use of _pegs, Mackay
stitching, and tlie Goodyear welt or hand sewn proce* (Slater
method).
Pegged or Mackny stitched shoes are known from the other
make by theii putting welts on the sole of the foot instead of
having them put on the sole cf the shoe.
They do this, berause tho psgs, or stitching, go clear through
the sole, under tha foot, where the full weight of the body, pressing
upon the surrounding leather, raises hard lumps around every peg
or stitch, and these in turn raise painful callosities, aud corny spots
on the foot.
The soles of Ihe Slater Shoes, are sewn to lhe welt (or strip
of leather which projects beyond the sijes of the shoe), away from
the foot, leaving a smooth and pliant surface under the foot while
retaining all the elasticity and springiness of the sole leather..
This is th* Goodyear welted or hand made method, and
these "best in the land" shoes ae stampe 1 on the soles at
" $3.50 per pair." Other facts about feet yuii'll find in a little
book "The Sick Man of Leaiherhouse"    Ask for a free copy from
"The Slater Shoe" Store
The Cash Boot and Shoe Store
17  AND   19  COMMERCIAL STREET
E. E. C. Johnson, Mgr.    t   •   :    Sole Agent
NE W A I) VERTISEMENTS.
r • TU «
nunnery
lew Jackets
.!few Drei
**j ■<** i
bo   ^^_
We are showing a Very Choice Selection of
each Of the above of the Very Latest Styles.
s It Lies and Children's flats
1 Are the Most Fashionable of the Season.
f    I q ©"
I       B Oil	
I   CRESCENT STORE. Nanainio, B. C.
NOTICE.
j   u », ()KELL & MORRIS' PRESERVES B£
may ARE ALL RIGHT. ?»
|    THE PUREST AND BEST.
Made from Select Fruit and ('une Sugar.    The greatest care Ih exorcised iu i heir preparn-
tiou an.I exquisite eh- inline*** observed,   wa only make one quality—tha bust—
the Bame as supplied to the order ol tils Excellency Lord iVberdoon.
WHY B'JY CUBP JWS ?  BUY OKELL 4 M3R8IS'. Thay are the Purest and Best
Owing to the advance in
Flour, the Bakers of Nanainio and Wellington have
decided to raise the price
of Bread.
On and after the lst of
November, 1896, the price
will be
16 Loaves
For One Dollar
Smart & Thorne
Wilson & Matthews
F. Rowtottom
A. J. Smith
L. Schmidtz
J. Black
C. Docile
COBWEB PARTY....
The Ladies of st. Alban's will entertain
their friemls and public at u uobweb
pnrty in
St. Alban'H Hall
Tuesday, Nov. 3,1896
AT 8 U'l'LOCK.
ADMISSION, 25 CTS.
Broken Bicycles
—biioui.ii   in:—
Repaired in Cccd SI ape
to avoid danger of accidents,
Repairing Bikes a Specialty
—AT—
B. J. WENBOBKTS.
See the IIYSLOP.
City Market
HEMANS & WAMSLEY
Central Hotel RestaurLnt
Sunday, Nov. 1, 18%.
Mid-Jay Dinner from )2 to 8 o'clock.
TWKNTV-KIVE CENTS.
BILL OF FARE.
flour LosTnTr 0M>ottrw,jSr\
DON'T LOSE  THE   OPPORTUNITY.
If yon haven't had unfortunate experiences witli shoes you are to bo con-
gratuluied. 1'erluips you cannot tell
i llie right side ol leather from the wrong
side, lint that's no reason why vou
shouldn't get what you pay for to the last
Wholesale and Retail Butchers T^^'^S^I&k^
COMMERCIAL STREET
P. 0, Box 227
Telephone 7-s
to expect from them and you won't lie
disappointed, for wc tell you the exact
truth and nothing hut thu truth,
ORR & RENDELL.
sou rs:
Oyster
Kisn:
Boiled Halibut and Anchovy Sauce
iioiled :
Pickled Lamb Tongues, Tomato Sauce
IIKI.IBIIKS :
Celery,
BAIjADS
Italienno
KNT1IKE8 1
Fricassee of Chicken
Fried ilraiiiB anil Tomato Sauce
Kidney Saute on Toast
boasts:
Sirloin of Beef and Brown Potatoes
Leg of Mutton with Jelly
Leg of Pork and Apple Sauce
Veiiison and Cranberry Sauce
VKaETAIll.KB I
Boiled and Mashed Potatoes
Cauliflower wilh Cream     String Beans
DESSERT:
I" >-'■•••• Island Pudding
Green A-., le Tif Hot Mince Pie
FOR....
SPECULATORS
mm
Valued at $600
Now offered for
Only $225-
The above Lot is ALI. CLEARED
and FDLIi SIZE.
Never yet has a Lot like this been
offered at such a Ridiculously Low
Price.
Call on or write—
J. II. GOOD
Auctioneer
City Auction Rooms
ill INSPECTION.
Tested by the Curtis-Babcock
Milk-Tester.
October 25, 1896.
Milk Supplied by
S. Waddington..
.1. Handle	
Jas.  Price 	
E. Cooke 	
W. Calverly	
Percentage nf
lhtltec Fat.
4.4
4.1
4.0
3.3
3.0
October 26, ISMS.
(1. Ramsay	
J. Aitken 	
J, Rowbottom	
E. 1'avis   	
VV.  Telford	
J,  Calverly	
| II. Bostell	
I ll. Fearn 	
J, Dickenson 	
Ei D,  Michael 	
II. D. Calverly	
I.. JollVB   ... 	
Malpas A Stokes	
.1 Algar	
N   Halo    	
J  Mai pus	
\V Raines 	
J I.eusk   	
(I Oawtliorne	
.1 Marshall 	
IN Lund	
|k Todd	
October 27,1800.
S Waddington 	
W Man sen	
\V Calverly	
,1  Handle	
E Cook	
fi.O
5.0
B.I)
4.8
4.11
4.1!
4.4
4.3
4.1
4.0
4.0
4.0
8.8
3.8
3.7
8.6
8.6
3.0
3.4
8.4
2.4
4.(1
4.3
4.0
4.0
3.7
Flock Masters Association.
The Vancouver Island Flock Masters' Association held their fourth annual dinner at Duncans, on Saturday
last, Capt. liarkely, President in the
chair. There were about sixty farmers
and residents present, and the guests
did ample justice tu the excellent catering of Mr. C. II. Dickie, of the Qiiami-
cban   Hotel.   After tbo loyal  toast of
City and District.
Ship Carrolton arrived  this  morning
load coal at the N. V  C. Go's, wharf.
Tl.e Cash Shoe Store and  Stevenson
& Co., have a change of ad in this issue.
Kead them.
The bakers   of   this   city  have had a
. meeting and agreed to advance the price
Ine Queen" had been proposed by the '■ ol bread alter tbe let of Nov.     See   ad.
chairman and duly  honored,  Mr.  Me-	
Innis, M.P., iu replying to the toast of
The Dominion Parliament" stated thai
farmers should unite if they wished to
abtain assistance from the Dominion,
and he would be glad to aid them. Referring to the benefit done by experimental farms, he said that "he would
support the establishment of such a
faun ou the island where the agricultural features were quite dillercnt from
those of tlie mainland
in this issui  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
A Hallowe'en concert will be given at
the Y.M.C.A. to-morrow.evening, by Ibe
members of the Y. P. S C. E. of St.
Andrew's Presbyterian Church,
Mr. Ralph Smith gave an excellent
address at the E, L. of Wallace Street
Church on Tuesday evening. We understand there will be a large parlor social
next Tuesday.
FOKEIttS SHIPMENTS.
Foreign  coal shipments for October
were as fallows*.
jr. v. c. co.
Oct. TONS.
8 Ss. Peter Jebson, I.os Angeles 4,850
3 Willapa, Pt. Townsend	
4 Ss. Taeoma, Port Townsend.
7 Rapid Transit, Seattle . ..
7 Ship El well, San Francisco..
!) Ss. Sea Lion, Pt_ Townsend..
!l Bark Wilua, San  FranciBco..
11 Ss. Wanderer, Pt.  Townsend
11 Ss. R, Holyoke, Pl.TowiiBend
13 Ss. Willapa, Pt. Townsend...
10 Ss. Wanderer, Pt. Townsend
17 Ss. R. Holyoke, Pt. Townsend
17 Ss. Willapa, Mary Island	
19 Sr. Peter Jebson, Frisco'	
23 Ship ,1. B. Blown, Frisco'....
24 Ss. Tyliee, Pt. Tswnsend
     ^^^Hallowe'en with  ils  harmless  mi'th
Major Mutter, M.P.P., acknowleding I and superstitions comes to-morrow. The  jy Ss Holyoke, Pt. Townsend
the toast of "The Provincial Parliament" 'customs are observed in many countries,  24 jga. Fearless, San Francisco..
suid he agreed with Mr. Mclnnes in bis j hut perhaps the customs attendant on   20 Ss. Willapa, Pt. Townsend..
advocacy of the advisability of having 1the festival aie better observed iu  Scot-   no Sh. Sea Lion, Pt. Townsend.
in experimental farm on the island, and 'land and the North of England. j 30 Ss. R. Holyoke     "       "
suitable j    You have one more  day  in  which to
_ I pay   up   your  taxes   and    secure   tbe
thought Cowichan   district
position for the farn        ^^^^^^^^
Mr. J. R. Anderson  in  the course of j rebate
his reply to tbe toast of the department \    Haliburton street   Methodist church I
of agriculture recommended the location , intends giving a Sunday  school enter- j
of three experimental farms for the pro- [ taiument on the evening  of Christmas
vlnce—one for the upper and one for the : |a,.
30   Ss. Willapa, Juneau
21
34
15.)
2,300
28
2,351)
41
50
50
6!)
60
31)
4,850
2,730
40
24
200
51
33
50
26
Total 18,024
September. 14,206
Increase  3,818
lower Mainland, and the third on the
Island. After noting the importance of
tlie sheep industry and its value in fertilising tbe land and clearing pests from
tbe orchard, be pointed out that at the
late Spokane exhibition Cowichan fruit
exhibited by him obtained a special
award of $25 for British Columbia.
The president's (Captain Barkley'and
secretary's health (.Ur.T. A. Wood"; were
heartily received, and the formerargued
most urgently in favor of an increase of
the panther bounty to $10,   to  be   paid
Mr. Tolly Boyce, who has been under
the weather lately, left on Wednesday
for Harrison Hot Springs. AVe hope the
rest will fully restore him to his wonted
health and vigor.
Chief Crossan served all the hotel
keepers with an ollicial notice on Thursday, prohibiting them supplying intoxicants to Ezra Enierick,  a deaf  mute,
'. .-Wellington.
Oct. TOKft.
8   Ss. City of Topeka,  Sitka ... 100
5   Alki, Puuet Sound  368
10   Ship Oriental,'Frisco  2,700
10   Ship Signal, Astoria  567
12   Ss. Wellington,  'Frisco  2,600
IB   Ss. ProuressiBt, 'Frisco   5,250
19   Ss. Cily of Topeka,Juneuu... 100
2)   Ss. Excelsior, 'Frisco  700
living on Haliburton street. ^ „-^^^_^^^_^^_^_^^^^_
We beg to draw the attention of our'24   Ship Columbia, 'Frisco  2,310
... . readers to the fact that all who wish  to ' 24   Ss. Al-ki, Mary Island      275
whether killed in a   settled   district   or ! participate   in   tbe   coming   municipal   28   Ss. Wellington,  'Frisco   2,600
not,   and   also   for   more power for the I election must register during the month 	
lunners in the matter of destroying stray j of November.   Blank   forms of deelar- 17,662
dogs.      ^^^^^^^^^^        w^e^^^^^
The banquet was enlivened by   numerous well rendered songs and readings.
ation may now be bad on application to
I the City Clerk. Secure a form and
! register at once.
| A number of young people assembled
I for a surprise party at Mr. Jno. Hilbert's
I residence last Monday evening, expecting to find Mr. E. Oliver, who lias been
visiting Mr. Hilbert. The were disappointed, however, as that gentleman
had left for San Francisco. Games were
indulged in until the  wee' sina'  hours,
September 24,850
Decrease     7,296
Astor Attacks Rosebery.
London Oct. 20.—While most of the
Tory and Union Liheralist newspapers
have united in praising Lord Rosebery
for bis renunciation  of the leadership of
tlie  Liberal  party,  now  in opposition,   	
commending his action in the matter as ; and everyone went away delighted with
statesmanlike  and   patriotic,   W.    W. j the evening's enjoyment. 1
Astor's Pall Mail Gazette, which lias all i ,_, , ,. ,.,.',,. „, , ,
along been one of the Staunchest sup- The ladies o. St. Albans Church have
porters of the Salisbury administration, j arranged lor a cobweb social in their
has gone out of its wav to heap abuse h,!l." '.jn Tuesday evening, Nov. 3rd. As
upon the ex-premier. It has gone far \lM* B a novel entertainment, and will
beyond even tl.e London Chronicle and enable a large number of young people |
other ultra-radical organs in the bitter- j to participate and enjoy themselves, it
ness  of  invective  With   which it has Iie hoped it will receive .a lar^e patrqn-
trxioN.
Oct. TONS.
5   Ss. Monmouthshire      785
Bk. Richard III, 'Frisco    1,640
Ss. Rapid Transit, Pt. Angles     271
Ss. Miueola, Los Angeles.
Ss. Costa Rica, 'Frisco
Ss. Miueola,  Los Angeles.
3,200
2,488
3,151
11,534
A nominal fee will be charged for
admittance.
assailed the owner of Ladas and of Si
Visto. This strange c se of the American iiiul;i-ini[lii,naiie's newspaper has
created much comment here, and is attributed very generally not so much to
political considerations as to the causts
of a more intimate and romantic character, Thc fact is that people here see Fitzgerald, Martin, Hummers;
in Lord Rosebery a very dangerous rival | hacks, Dixon, Wilcox; forwards,
September 9,505
Increase   1,969
Catholics in America.
London, Oct. 27.—The Pall Mall
Gazette published a dispatch
from  Rome saying:    "The presi-
to William Waldorf Astor's  pretensions Ison, Wilcox; forwards. Dawson, Wilkin
ncess  Victoria of j so i.Tryan, Merralt,   Bell,  Drummond,
There will be a football mutch tomor-1
row afternoon at 3 o'clock, between   the j
lst and 2nd Hornets.    The following wilt
represent the second  team:   Full   back, '  ,^^^^^^^^^^^_^^_^^^^_^^_
Wm. CuIHgan; three-quarters, Hague,, dential election in the United States
rj^,v". is the absorbing topic at the Vatican, the explanation being the
strides which Catholicism hag made
in America, which is now one of
the church's largest sources of in*
Admission
come.   A recognized standing danger to  Romanism in the United
to the band of the  Pri  t _ ? .._ ?    ,
Wales,   and   regard   the   attack of the j McGregor, Old and ' Bray!
Pall Mull Gazette upon the earl as  part ! free.
of   the   contest  between the Astor mil- '    „     ... ,, „.„    , ,
lions on oue side and  the  Rothschild j    Dr.   Walkem,   M.P.P.   has   received
millions on  the other for the heart of! ■v"l,'(l   r'*in  '••<"  Deputy  Attorney-Gen-
the unmarried daughter of the British   •raV&at   ' \e <-0*«-'tuUonality of the
heir apparent . Coal Mines Regulation Act, with  refer-1 *-"■*'■=='° *■■*'   i"uc|jtimciuJo umm*
 ' encetothe employment of Chinese in  erican bishops, noticeable since the
- the underground workings, will probably  tjme 0f pjus IX.      The latter fullv
be brought  before tne  Supreme Court '„„„„,■__j .i.„, .-,„„„ ■,:„•. •   '
in Victoria next week. As this is of, recognized that these bishops enjoy*
great interest to the people of Nanaimo ed greater power than their breth-
aml district, the result will be looked ' ren elsewhere and showed that he
forward to with some interest. j understood this by his witty answer
At the regular meeting of tlie Com-' to some English priests who asked
panioiis of the Fores', behUn the For-  certain privileges.    He said: "lam
SUNDAY   SERVICES.
ST. ALDAN'S CHUaCII.
Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity.
11 a. in, , matins, Litany and sermon.
2.30 p. 111.Sunday school. 7 p. m. Evensong ami sermon. Rev. Mr. Bosanc-uet,
preacher.
st. Paul's church.
Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity,
esters' ball last night, five new members | „.   „„„'   .   p,,,,.. „., 1  ,„„„„»	
were initiated   and   other applications | as  you 8a-v* ' °l,e:.J'ei * oannot. a.c"
•eived! This order prom'ises"to ! cept your "request."" But, added
the largest ladies' society in the | Pontiff with a slight twinkle of
were rece »___-n.^.,^^—^
^^_ .., become the largest ladies' society in the  Pontiff with a slight twinkle of bis
Nov. lst.   1'     ^_^_^_       ....
Ber mon, 2 p. in., Sunday school"; 7 p. ! A. O. F. as social members. It 1b the I X*a:« «„«1" J^V™' Ji~" ,"'"a "H}- "*
m., Evensong and sermon. ThiB even- intention to have a number of social j obtain } our desire Go to America,
ing, (Friday), Boys' Brigade at 7.30; |gatherings during the winter months. ">r -here the bishops are greater
Choir practice at 8.30. , ^ improvomellt ,g to be noli(.e(,' than the Pope."    On the accessio.t
Wallace  STiiEET   Methodist   CHuncH  . on Wellington street.    From  the   Mill-  Of I Ope Le 1 malters assumed a dlf<-
Rev. T. W. Hall, pastor.    Services at •■ stream bridge as far  as   the  jail    Mr.; ferent  aspect      He  charged  Mgr.
11 a. 111. and 7 p.m.   Sunday school and I Stewart has had plantd a number of fine ; Satolll With the duty of intimating
in   „,.„„.„i_ i maple trees.    There is  no   reason  why;.      ,u      hishnnB   in   nnmistalmKU
the custom of the East, in the anoint- J bisnops   in   unmistakable
ment by the City Council of what is | language the limits of their powers
known as Arbor Day, should not be ad-1 and the result was something like a,
adopted here.   In most of the cities and  split   which   took   Mgr. Satolli two
Rev. AY. A. Gunton, pastor.   Services I town of Eastern Canada such  a day  is ; ,   _    1      H„» .•,„ „,*„.,• u.j
11 a.m. and 7 p.m.    Sunday school and j observed, and trees are  planted  by the  *      , ,     ,-,
^^"M I residents   along the streets, adding nol   good results.
Bible class at 2:30 p. m.   All   are wel
come.     Tbe series of sermons on "Job"
will be continued at the evening service.
baptist cHuneii.
But the mission had
Rout. E, Mc Keciixie, M.D.,
Health Officer.
Ex-Pope Tolstoi Banished.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 27—Ex-Pope
Tolstoi, of the Russian church, who
was recently deposed from the
priest's functions because he had
refused to clear himself of an accusation that he had been converted to Catholicism, has been arrested
at Moscow and taken to Nijni,
where he was condemned by a
church tribunal to seven years banishment from St. Petersburg and
Moscow, and was forbidden to hold
any state office for twenty years.
Bible class 2:30 p.m.
ST. ANDKEw's PRESBYTERIAN CHUBCH.
Services at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m.
Sabbath school and Bible class at 2:30
p. m. Rev. Mr. Young will preach
morning aud evening.
SPIRITUALISM.
Spiritualists' Hall, 1. O
only to the beauty of tbe place, but also
to the comfort of tbe pedestrians
by the shade afforded It is hoped that
many of our citizens will now follow the
example of Chief Stow art.
Wedding bells   were  ringing merrily
O. F., (new
evening next  at 7:30
block).   Sunday
p.m.
HALIBURTON  STREET METHODIST CHURCH.
Lovo feast, 10 a.m.; regular service at
11 a.m., followed by the sacrament of
the Lo o's Supper.   Afternoon, Sunday
audience which followed, it is
noticeable that there has been another change tor the better in tha
attitude of Abdul Hamid and hi*
advisors* towards    Armenians   in
School at
at 7 1.111.
2:30 o'clock; evening service
Rev. J, I). P.  Knox,  pastor.
Shot in Cariboo
Seattle, Oct. 29.—Matthew  Roderick 11 civil engineer of this  town
was killed by  Foreman   Keene  of j
of the Cariboo Mining Company in |
a   duel   near   Camp    McKinney,
Biitish Columbia.     Secretary Mc*
Auley, of  the  Cariboo  Company,!
was held up nnd relieved of a gold
The Sultau and Reform.
Constantinople, Oct.  29.—Since
the recent visit of the Russian ambassador, M. Denelidoff, to the Sul-
at the Commercial   Hotel last Monday ; tan and the lengthy and important
levelling,  when   Mr.  W.  Edmonds and        " " ' '      " ""        "      "    ■
Miss Mary Hurst were made happy.
Rev. T. Wi Hall performed the ceremony. Mr. Bert Home supported the
groom, and Mrs. Innes, of Vancouver,
was the bridesmaid, whilst host O'Con-
SS'^X^Affi-hi"^ : >jartic»lftr -d.the reform policy in
with Mr. and'Mrs. O'Cotinel for a long ! Reneral. It is known that M.
time, and bad become to be looked upon j Denelidoff used very plain language
as one of the family. Tbo presents were jn l,j8 conversation with the Sultau
numerous ami consisted of useful us well d *t • e(.ually apparent that the
as ornamental articles, nol tlie least be-   .    . •        f      lu   .,,      I.
Ing a mcelv furnished home, the gift of: li.ut*"r was convinced that the Rus-
the bride's father, Mr. Thos. Hurst.; sian ambassador was in earnest.
The Mail stall'were regaled witli some j This, supplemented by the reports
of the luscious wedding cake, and the :     j    u      .l    a,.itan   f.nrZ ,i,
best wishes of all go out to the voung ! "sceJv.<r **T tn.e ^lt^n ,,rom tnf
folks for a happy and prosperous journey i lurkish embassies in London and
through life. | Paris, pointing out the distrust and
irritation caused by the attitude of
Turkey, brought about eager pro-
Seal Claims Commission.
. iv    1   -a #*ii«STa..gl'p,lfa]    Seattle, Oct. 29-Robt,. Lansing,
brick valued at $11,000 last August. | dne(rf the ,,olin?el for  the
Roderick was suspected and was
followed to Seattle hy a detective,
but the authorities were unable to
secure evidence. A few days ago
Roderick relumed to the mine,
where he was closely shadowed. On Monday he left for the
woods. He was supposed to be
searching for the buried bullion
when detected by Keene. A fight
followed, which resulted in the
death of Roderick. Krene is being
held by the British Columbia
authorities,
^^_^^________ representatives of the United States commission, which is to meet in Victoria next. Monday, is in the city.
The commission is a joint one, and
made by representatives of the
United States and British governments. Their decision will be final
as to the award to be made to British sealers seized in 1893.
Hood's Pills act harmoniously
with Hood's Sarsaparilla. Cure all
liver ills.   25 cents,
fessions upon the part of the tur*
kish government of a desire to honestly push the work of reform, and,
as a commencement, five Christian
deputy governors have been appointed in Armenia, and there will
probably be changes shortly in the
composition of the Turkish ministry.
 »«»
Paris, Oct. 29.—Eclaire to-day-
expresses itself in favor of granting;
Germany preferential tariffs provided the former will co-operate
with France in the settlement ol
the Egyptian questiun, i
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OCTOBER.
BY I'BISCILLA LEONARD.
fHigh in the blue the   white clouds sail,
-   The air is golden-clear,
Summer has passed from  bill and vale,
■   Yet fairer is tne year
In this rich-hued and ripened calm,       [
This sunny peace, and spicy balm,
Than in iis earlier passlolitita prime,
And sweeter than tne  summer's  chime!
.Rises October's tbaukfui psalm.
The Voting of Mrs. Gray.
BY   KATE   WAK/rilKN SEARCY.
The little city of Syracuse, in
western Kaiistts, was nil astir.
To be more exact, il was almost
all astir, for tliere was one among
the reside;.'!-; who showed utmost indifference, to the buzz
about her.'
The ciu;*se of the commotion
was the'annual school meeting
school
term,
puposes,
whether
quest
levy of lay  For
length 01 schoo
female d; male teachers should
he employed, ami, principal business of al', election of clerk for
full term df service, and of treasurer to fill unexpired term of a
removed member of the hoard of
education.
Even (J.^.'lng tho days of the
first great boom, the annual
'school meeting was of great moment. Elections held for determining a site for the county-seat
were animated, hut provoked no
such comment as the school-district meeting. In county elections, only men voted, while in
school-district affairs women had
the privilege of the ballot. At
the present time the franchise
i.s granted women in municipal
elections, also, hut in that early
day they were limited to the exercise of one political right. As
is the way of women, when they
had a chance they generally
made good use of it.
Since those days it had continued to be the event of each
year. True, an annual August
cloud-hurst above the city caused
a small flood to sweep over a
portion of it; lire destroyed three
•business blocks in three successive winters; grasshoppers ami
droughts consumed half the
'vegetation every summer, and
intemperate violations of the
prohibitory "original package"
■decisions were apprehended at
the periodk'd Qtjxirl) sessions.
But none of these surpassed the
date when women turned out to
vote.
The Syracuse school-building
.(in the chapel of whieh the
meeting was held) is a typical
western, Kansas educational institution. The pioneers of those
prairies were in the main educated, progressive people. The
first step they took, on reaching
their destination, was to provide
some sort of shelter for themselves and domestic animals; the
second, to make commodious
arrangements for the liberal
education of their children; the
third, to erect elegant edifices
for public worship.
Travelers on the Atchison,
Topeka and Sunt Fe railway in
western Kansas express surprise
ait the superb structure used for
schools and churches in little
cities along the line. They say,
"These people have huilded in
advance of the country." These
people, hearing such criticism,
reply,  "We  have huilded thus
ages unloaded their addition   to i
the throng.
"Get ready, Mrs. Gray,, and
h t's go up and vote," called Mrs.
Allison, over the yard fence, to
her next-door neighbor,
"Xo. ma'am,"called back Mrs.
Gray, emphatically, "you won't
catch me tramping up that hill
to vole! 1 wouldn't do it even if
the guvermy said I had to!"
"Really? Not even to save
your country?"
"Not even to save my   neck."
Mrs. Gray, you perceive,   was
the que.inhabitant not aroused j
over the school meeting.
"Good-afternoon, Mrs. Gray,"
chirped   the   liveryman's wife,
little   Mrs.   Evans, bustling up
the steps ofthe side porch, where |
Mrs. Gray sat sewifig.   "La,me!
.,,..-.     1I.1V/       11..11,1111 .7V11W/1      ..«VJVJUJ...£        ,,.,•' . •     » ,'
at the school-house. Important ^telling away in your old cah-
questious'to  be   decided   were, f wrapper!     Why   don t  you
dress up and come out in poll-
tics?''
"Because I'm a womanly wo-
maji, Mixing in politics is not
a woman's business. 1 wouldn't
do it if my life depended on it.
For my own part I've enough
housework to keep me employed."
"What's that boruffled garment you're making now?"
"This is a lawn dress for Mamie. It's rather fancy, hut then
\ here's some big gingham sleeve
j aprons I've just made to wear
over it. No, I've r.o time to be
gadding about doing men's
| work. Monday I wash; Tuesday
1 iron; Wednesday I patch;
i Thursday I sew—and that's today, you know; Friday I scrub;
Sa.turd.ay 1 hake; Sunday I rest
land read my bible. That's enough
| for any woman."
"Dear me, maybe 'tis; hut we
all do that, and more. What
time do you take for society?"
"Whose society do you mean,
Mrs. Evans?"
"Everybodys".     Calls and—"
"Vou know 1 never make
fashionable calls, lu my opinion there is nothing more disgusting than a housekeeper trying to stand on the bottom steps
of society. When I want to see
anybody or go anywhere, I drop
what I am doing and go. And
that's the way I do when anybody comes to see me. 1 always
lim' lime to do anything I want
to do, thanks to the way I stay
at home and tend to my own
business."
"Seems like you're aiming
hints at mc, Mrs. Gray; hut I'm
ffoine to move on and let 'em
miss nie. You'd better join me,
though I have to walk while
most of the ladies ride grandly
hy in my Edward's carriages.
Tlie miller's wife goes without
meal, you know, the shoemaker's wife without shoes, and the
liveryman's wife without a car-
BgjB3SBgBB BB I BSf
plenty   of  men  to  manage public
affairs."
.J'Th'ey might not attend to them
as well as yuu could," he began.
"They always have."
"You .night to use'your voice in
the select ion of teachers for your
children."
"They always do have women
teachers and a man principal."
''There are changes talked of.   A
movement  is  oa  foot to introduce
radical changes.    Two oflicers have
to be elected.     Oar side want men
who   will  employ   home  teachers.
An   underhanded   effort is   being
made   to  put in men who favor a j
change.     Now, there's Qeorge .Mel-
ford—there ain't a better principal j
living—and what's the use of electing men  who  may  send  off for a |
stranger not half as good?''
This argument was attacking an
assailable point.      .Mrs. Gray wa.-,
particularly friendly to George Mel- j
lord.     He  had   boarded  with her!
when he lirst  taught   in   Syracuse
He had been very pour, and coul
not pay his hoard at lirst   until  In
received hia  salary.     Now that he
had prospered, married and iiad a
-nag home of his own, Mrs.  Gray's
heart had noi lost ils former  sympathy for him.     lie  had struggled
honestly,  he  hid  taught successfully, he had been a genial hoarder.
"flurry up, Steele!'' came a voice
from the surry.
"Time's passing, Mrs. Gray. The
election will be closely contested, I
fear. We want to poll every vote
in the district. Come on, Mrs.
Gray, do, and help out the right
side by your vote."
(to mi: CONTINUED.)
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Your nerves will be strong, and youi
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Hood's Sarsaparilla makes pure blood.
That is why it cures so many diseases.
That is why so many thousands take it
to cure disease, retain good health, prevent sickness and suffering.   Uciueiiibor
Hood's
Sarsaparilla
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The Most Complete Stock
—OF—
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Furnishings
IN THE CITY, AT
Jas. McGregor's
Victoria Crescent.
up!
scast
Ir'
We Doubt llis Veracity.
Canadian News.
Boiled Down for liusy Readers.
A $50,000 fire occurred at Notre
Dame de Grace. Que., on .Saturday.
Numerous houses were destroyed.
One   million   sockeye  fry   have
We clip the following  from   the
Christian  Guardian of   Oct  21st:
Kev. 0, M. Tate, missionary from
British Columbia, delivered his lecture in Albert College, October 1-1.
A local paper says: "His illuminated views were excellent, and hisde
Bcription of the scenery was apt.
When he dealt with the work of
the missionary, showing the native
Indian btfore being taken into the
schools and after, the improvement was very marked, and Mr.
Tale said that they made efficient
servants. The mining country
was illuminated, the fishing industry as well as the leading towns
•in 1 cities. Reference was made to
the shipping, climate and theChinese as a people. A fewof their customs were referred to, ■ concluding
with ths statement that only two
Chinamen had been before a mngis-
mi
PIONEER
arbonating and Bottling
WOUKS?.
MITCHELL & HUMMING, Proprietors.
Manufacturers of Lemonade, (linger Ale, Sar-
saiiarilla, Ciders, Etc.
THY Ol'K GIN'C.KIl BEER.
All Orders Promptly Attended To.
Telephone 20. p. o. Box 90.
Wake up h
"CRITERION"
Restaurant and Chop House
Commercial Street.
Wake up feo the fact that if you
invest  NOW   jn   Shares  of
good reliable
riage!" And laughing, thpUtile woman tripped awav.
Mrs. Gray gave a disapproving sigh, and made her machine
run liko mad down a long side
scam of her little girl's dress.
'•Snap!" went the needle.
"Here, Charlie, run lo Mr. Wilson's and bring me a machine,
needle just like this one. Take
these pieces along and match 'em.
Hurry now!"
"What in the world does your
ma want with a needle to-day?"
asked the merchant. "Isn't she
going up to the school-house?"
"No, sir.    SShe wouldn't walk up
heen ordered to be sent to the head ! !'*'lle   for  1,a*1 confluct of ttn7 kind
waters of the Skeena and its tribu- m ten years*
. met*.	
Tbe Spreckjeb tog Fearless,  now
I in   l'uaet Sound, may be sent after
j tiie British tramp steamer Linlith-
j gow which left San Francisco some
'. months ago with a cargo of barley
valued  at  $77,57."*, and when the
mate put into Acajutia   in  one  of
i the ship's  boots soon after and re
l ported the steamer in distress  but
little notice was  aken  of it.    The
'. mate, however, i vidently was confident thnt it iv. uld be months be-
1 fore  he  bmw   lis   ship  again,    au
he took passage for New York and
arrived there last   Wednesday.   A
cable  from San Josede Guatemala j
I has lately been received s'atingthat
Captain   Petrie and  twelve ofthe,
erew had  landed   there and   that
the Linlithgow had been abandoned
A  boat's  crew   with   thirteen men
in it are missing.    The vessel   and
j cargo  are  worth over $200,000,  so
should   the   Fearless   succeed   in
picking her up tliere will he a small
fortune for the owners of tbe   tug.
The Fearless takes on 2,50   tons of
: coal  at Nanaimo,   and when she
| reaches the Golden   Gate   Captain
Oysters in every style.
Meals, 25c. and upwards,
flood Beds, 25c. and upwards.
Spring Chicken always on hand.
lanes.
An order has been passed permitting steel-head fishing from Nov.
lst to Feb. 15tb the size of the
mesh being 8$ inches,
Nearly the whole of the seasons
lumber cut of the Ottawa mills,
amounting to a hundred million
feet, has been bought by English
dealers.
A fire at Levis, Que., destroyed
from $25,000 to $;*0,000 worth of
property. (Juliette's lumber yard
and Beaulieu's Industrial Go's
foundry and workshops were completely destroyed.
One of the worst storms for years
set in at St. Julius, N. B., lasl Saturday, a strong southerly wind pn-
vailed with heavy rains, and it is
feared much injury will be done to
shipping.
Col. Lake, quartermaster-general,
has returned to Ottawa from Eng*
1 inil, and says that tlie new twelvi-
pounder guns for field batteries
may be expected from Knglanu
shortly.
Try PMlpott's Tomato Catsup
'/be. and 50c. per Bottle.
We NevtiC Sleep.       Open Day and Night.
THE BEST   -=- .
is the CHEAPEST
The Nanaimo Bakery Eicels
.Michael Brannan,
who   on
knowingly.     We  grew up with j ti.ere~for'the world; she said so."
your country,  and  we purpose |    "she needn't walk; we've secured |
lo make this country grow up to buggies to take everybody. I'll send
}-8.." one  for her  directly.     Of course,
The Syracuse school-house   is site's on our side; your pa is."
ie among thc best ofthe build-j    "She ain't on anybody's  side;   .
one
ings planned by the intelligent
pioneer. Situated on a hill in
the north of tho city, a little oil'
1'rom Main street, it stands, a
large stono structure of several
departments, all amply supplied  fore  her  house,  and  a" gentleman
I
leard her say so. She wouldn't
ride up there for the world, either.
1 would, though. I'd like to be a
woman and get to ride up and vote."
Mrs. Gray was still lilting her
i new needle when a surry halted be
uepar
with :
modern apparatus, arid in I rang the door-hell
proper season wen filled with
ehildren of school ug), which in
Kansas means between the years
of five and and twenty-one. Today a Hag Hoats from the   cupo
IS last, Ottawa,shot and killed ,1. A
Slriithy, banker, and was convicted
at the spring assizes and sentenced,
to he hanged, has  appeared   before
lhe court lor a new trial.
L. E, Otis, Indian Agent at
1'oinle Bleu, Que., who has been in
the service since 1873, and J. A.
Monde, Indian Agent at 1'ierville,
line., appointed in 181)4, have both
been dismissed lor offensive partisanship al lhe lust general  election.
The Allan's are building two
magnificent steamers equal in every
respect lo lhe new Dominion liner,
''Canada." Scarcely ever have
;here lieen such heavy shipnien a
of grain from tlie port of Montreal
as this fall.
The Minister of Agriculture has
appointed a 1 irge number of luoal
veterinary ollicers at ihe different least
ports of the country for lhe pur-|hioli
pose of inspecting sheep destined
lor export to tlie L'niieil Slft'es.
The department is engaged iii sending out the necessary forms aud
regulations.
Feb.   Hawley will have fuller particulars.
Should tliere be a
saving   the  tramp
lie ...enl on.
hlingchance of
the big tug will
Wheat for India.
SMART & THOME,
The Popular Bakers.
c. c. Mckenzie,
Land Agent and Conveyancer,
AND ACt.OlTNTANT.
OFFICE:   FRONT STREET, NANAIMO.
Town I...is,ni.i Farms tor Sale.   Money to Load
on Mortgage al low rutes.
Agent for tbo United Fire Fnauraitoe Company
of MQlitlijjiKl, Knit'laml.
Suffering Prom Cancer.
Let  whoever it  is  ring again,
Charlie," said   Mrs.   Gray; "that's
the style nowadays.    Besides,   I'm
jbu-y."
Hut  the  gentleman  was in too
i creat a hurry to wait or ring again.
familiar   nilh
 _.ay's nanus  ior he  walked
by means of water drawn   from   |jrjsi;jy .,.r,.umi to the side porch.
a deep well'by wind-power.
" But on the particular day  of
which I write there v/as no Hag,
la, a barbed wire fence  incloses j |v*dently   fie was {ll
a yard set with  trees,   irrigated , Mi.s ,.-,,. hal)it8  for
boston, Oct. '27.—John L. Stilli-
vnu, ex-pugilist ch:<nipioii, is the
victim of'cancer. The trouble has
developed in the right hand, and
Dr. Calvin, of the Emergency hospital, upon whom Sullivan called
for I real ment, declares that it is a
dangerous cancer.   Dr. Calvin, win
The Norwegian steamer Tyr,
now :it Vancouver, has been char-
teied by G. \V. Mi-Near it Co., of
San Francisco, to curry wheat
from Tucoma to Calcutta, India.
The Tyr will curry '2,,S00 tons of
wheal. The call for Washington
grain for Calcutta is caused by the
shortage of lhe wheal orop in India
ihis season from drought. Two
cargos have been shipped from San
Francisco this month f-ir Calcutta.
Haskeil Bobbers.
Ok (a ha ma,   Oct,   !i7.—Sac   and
Kox, an Inoi ii agency sixty *ou h*
of   here,   i* n I held   up   and
I hy ii,,- same gana "f bandits
who looted llie town of Carney  last
i.e. k.    S:n'  .nol   l1' x   is ;i(i   miles
fr in   Cai v.    i here   were   four
;n.i deed     r li'-'T       mounted    and j
ii. , i.     : uey   ..  I r de 111 hgoffice
I A e u Hi', mis, .in i ii.id $46,000
in .u-i iibncks ready to pay the
Indians. Thomas was in his olliee.
Tlie 'lubbers then went lo the
siure of Mrs. Fanny Whistler,
oovered ihe Inmates, and took $480
and valuable papers from tbo safe.
Then they held up J. \V. Motlit's
place and not$59 and a gold watch.
Ciiief Keokuk's place was robbed of
$80 and $11,000 worth of notes. The
boldness of the  robbers  frightened
Arlii^toi} Hotel.
MR. J. A. THOMPSON
HavtuK completed the erection ot the Arlington
Hotel at NANOOSIi KAY, this handsome and
common-toll* hotol is now prepared to receive
and eomfottabl'y ent'ettalu travelers nnd oilier*.
THE CUISINE
Is presided over by Mrs. Thompson, and the
Table d'Uote coiutantl)' provided with all Ihe
delicacies ol the season. Combined wilh thc
elegant furnished apartments, the visitor llnds
Ihesurroundln-js o! the most pleasant dcscrlp-
Flrst-c lass Accommodation, Fireproof building
Terms: $1.00 Per Day and Upwards.
The Doon Hotel,
JAS. HKNNKTT, Proprietor.
Commercial St.,      Nanainio, B. C.
NOTICE.
WHOSE DKSHUNG TO ASSIST
•"-    in the
Emancipation ol Mental Slavery
Should luind in their names nt once and
become mem hers of the
Freetliouglit Library.
J. L. 1*UATT,
21 Commercial St., City.
P.O.B018M. 811-lm
lio fence, no windmill; nothing
Qii the cupola but a wind-worn
arrow vainly struggling to speed
away; nothing in the yard but a
thirsty-looking pump near thc
back door, and spiny soapweed
or yucca-plants growing in the.
gravelly Soil. The Alamo irrigating ditch cut deep banks a
few rods southeast of the front.
A( ond o'clock the school-
house stood alone and silent; at.
iwo o'clock it was alive with resounding voieep! Every seat
upstairs was filled. A column
pf people ascended tlic stairway,
jyoups climbed   the hill, carri-
liovv d'ye do, Mrs. Gray?" he
said. "I've come to ear y you to
the school meeting.''
"Good-afternoon, Mr. Sleele ;you
have come to the wrong place.''
"Why, not going?"
'/Not for love or money."
"Yon ;;houhl, for His a question
of sell"'Is.   You have children, you
' know," he suggested.
''Ves, and I have a husband," she
retimed. "Let lhe widows and
tbe spinsters vote, if they must, and
prate about tbe greatness of the
de d. To my way of thinking,
there's mure glory in workingabias
buttonhole." And she drew her
needle through a loop in the thread
with the air of a person who has
said a fine thing and expects it 10
be convincing. "No, Mr. Steele,
don't think me contrary, but there's
has operated on the handcars that th(J lr.ul(,rg an(j t|le pe(,pie H() badiy
unless Sullivan takes great care he
will lose his arm.
"I don't believe that I have
true friend in the world."
"So you have been trying to In
row money, too, have you?"
Truth.
that they were unable to resist
After robbing Keekuk's place, the
bandits pushed through tne,ground,
of 1 he government Indian school
firing ilieir guns. Two robbers
were recognized as being in the
Carney hold up.
6
'I'll K,
REMOVAL NOTICE.
Singer Sewing Machine Co. Ji. CM WELL, tiie Tailor
HAVE OPENED AN OFFICE AT
29 Commercial Street
(Snmi! building nn llnllpy's Shoe store),
where n General jUm.rtmciit of
Sewing Machine Supplies
Aro kept on hand.   All kind* of
Sewing Machines Repaired
And Work. (JutiriiMwI.
changed his  quarters,
ean  now be  found up
Has
ti 11 < 1
stairs in tho
Williams Block,
Where he will be ploasetl to
reeeive his patrons.
If*3**- Anyone requiring ft e*,l   Suit ihou.14
lenve the oriler early,
ALWAYS   IN   H'I'OUK >
GROCERIES,
MINERS' CAPS,
UNDERWEAR,
LAMPS, Etc. etc.
TRXISERMIST DEPARTMENT ,
I'.ntDS AND Animai.h set up iii a thor-
otigh work'maiifhlp manner,
On Hand—Four line Dews' Heads,
whieh will he sold for price of setting
theui up.   Also a line case uf Birds.
SEWING KftGIIIHE HEEBIES OF HI KINDS.
D. s. Mcdonald.
liil Mnliliiirlnn Street, Nunniino.
Gold Mining Companies
You stand to make Big Profits,
And I    -^
THOMAS KITCHIN,
[YOUR FELLOW -TOWNSMAN]
Will sell to you on terms no other
Broker in British Columbia
OAN or WILL.
You have to Pay
THEM ALL THE GASH DOWN
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
WILL be made,
Any prespnt suhseriher to the
Mail can have the Weekly Glohe
from now to the end of 181)7 for
1*11.00.
The Maii- and Weekly Globe for
ono year for $3.00 if paid in advance.
The Stamp  Mill at Alberni
Is now in operation.   When re^
suits are known, up go the Shares 1
of all Alberni Companies.
WAKE UP!
WAKE UP!
WAKE UP ti
And make money while you have
a chance BEFORE the rise takes
place.
Thos. Kit-chin,
MINING BROKER' 1 sfgfwsm
PISTOLS AT TWELVE PACES.
sDr. Duncan Ohalleiiires Dr. Milne to
a Duel.
The following is the Victoria Times'
.account of the ''duel":
During Dr. Milne's visit to Ottawa he
.ret-eiyed a number of telegrams from jJr.
John A. Duncan, threatening hjm with
.dire consequences should he sny or do
anything that would endanger his
.-brother's position. Dr. Milne puid not
"theslightest attention to these telegrams
.and did what he considered was in the
..public interest.
After Dr. Milne's return he was called
upon by Dr. John Duncan, who asked
.ttutt the matter of his brother's dismissal be further deferred and suggested
that Dr. Milne wire to Ottawa to that
j"effect. Dr. Milne replied that the Duncans had already sent numerous iitiida-
vits t.i Ottawa concerning their side of
the case. These had been considered hy
tbe Minister of Agriculture and nothing
further could be done in the matter. Dr.
.John then became abusive und Dr. Milne
ordered him out of the olliee.
On Saturday a district messenger came
to Dr. Milne's office and presented him
.with,» letter. The do-.tor, after paying
the messenger the 10 cents demanded hy
him for the conveyance of thecomiiiiini-
'cation, broke thc seal and was astonished
and amused to read the following:
79 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C.,
1 p.m., 24—10—'U0.
ToO. L. Milne, M.D.:
Sir,—My reply to the   remarks  made
by you, during the attack ol "temporary
insanity" irom which you  Buffered in i
your olli e a lew minuted ago, is made in '
a very lew words, und is that, ii in your j
sane moments und   upon reflection   you
stick to the before-mentioned remarks,
you are a d liar.
Now this means piBtols at  12  paces.
There remains nothing lor you to do but;
.to apologize or name your seoinls.
I will await your "reply "forty-eight
hours."
Sincerely yours,
John A. Duncan.
Dr. Milne being a law-abiding citizen,'
..however, and having looked at the ci.al-!
ienge with a Cathode ray  ol 1806 clvili-1
-cation, sent his brother practitioner tlie
following unique reply:
Victoria, B.C., Oct. 20, 1800.
John A. Duncan, .M.D.C.u., V.*?., Victoria :
Sir,—1 have the honor toacknowlerlge
the receipt of your letter of Saturdays
,d,Hte (as iK.-r mes'leiigei' c. o. il.J, conveying the. sad Intelligence ihat 1 huve hut
' 46 hours lo live unless 1 apologize tor
having remarked in your presence that
you were not a gentleman.
In reply I beg lo say that the gracious
...narity wuicii permits you to ascribe
"temporary insanity" as the producing
cause speaks volumes ior your keenness
oi perception in diagnosing your own
.character. May 1 aai; you to further en- j
lighten ine us to all the general char- j
acteristica of a "gentleman"?
One I observe in your  letter,   and  it]
.certainly gives mc new  light upon the
subject, whenever ditfe're uc.es ol opinion
exist write and suv  to  one's opponent
•'•You are a !> "li.ii ! '    The big D fol- j
lowed l»y a indicates,! am fain to
confess, such a holiness  oi conception
Mjjd expression as salisti.'S mu "upon re- |
flection and in my sane nionienis''  thai ;
no ordinary man can carry all tiie quail- '
ties of u ue.itleniau daily and  pay rent
aud taxes.
A second I also note, and it Is that  in
sending challenges a gentleman always]
forwards tliuiti tj.v a district   uiessetigur ,
i-oy c. o  (I.
This evinces  superior detonnlnation
not to he huillcd by small   obstacles, lie- !
sides allow ing one's opponent to "settle
a little" il lie receives it.   If he does not j
il presents elements ot sa.ety uot to be
lightly overlooked,
t,l sincerely trust yon will not neglect
Ordinary creature comforts during mi si
ugoiiizing period of -18 hours, the ter-
nd nation of which yj'u arc so patiently
awaiting before performing my diaphragm with bullets.
At best 1 am hut a poor hand at duels,
(lot having liad   the   advantage   of  the i
early training or the many  years of ex-i
periencegained  by  yourself   while mil
ptticcr iu Her   Majesty's service and engaged in   active   warfare   on   the gory !
hcij;iii8  of   Beacon   Hill   or the blood- ]
stained levels oi Macao.iy   Cains, and
ho* many "moving a Iventures by flood
Slid field" with dog and row boat—not lo
ppeak oi the calm courage engendered hy
daily co itact with the p ••'i.s in ii le.it to I
(ravelling to and fro between "C"  Battery barracks and your  otli e on Fori!
street—yet 1 feel  1  must steel myself
for this fray ami adhere lo the code, not-
withstanding that your   verv surround-i
logs breathe a military lire thai' I con- I
f sb app ids'me.   My recollection of an-1
dent history leaches   me mat il has always beei   ihe privilege   of   the  person)
challenged to select the weapons of com-
bat,    As the   ctialleiiL'ce   I   claim   this
privilege, ami must positively decline lo
assent lu your assumption of a right to
.challenge an l name weapons at one and
ItiKsame time.   Such a proceeding would
be contrary to all the cthi. 8 of the code. |
fxist, however, you should  deem   a too
rigid adherence to the code incompatible
-with your "bodily comfort and peace of:
mind'" I  am willing,   without pre! i- |
dice, to name several sons in order that '
you in turn  may  make choice   from  a
limited number.   I  beg,   therefore,   to:
submit to yuu my election and the well-
pons of my choice:
First—Short range pea-shooters at 10,-
000 yards (Marquis of Qucensbury rules.)
Second—Syringes, charges with Flori-
da water, at 50 paces. (No smelling
salts allowed for faints or funks.)
Third—Toil up, loser to take the win-
iter's prescription (patent medicines
barred.)
f shall expect an answer by 10 o'clock
this evening.
Yours, etc.,
tiso. L, Mn.SB.
France and Italy.
.with colonists from Italy, whose
lunguage was taught in the schools
and whose influence in local affairs
in many quarters became very pronounced. Thirteen years later, in
direct conflict with his previous
policy and his earlier apreement,
the Bey signed a treaty with France
which substantially established a
French protectorate over Tunis,
and since that time Tunis has remained to all intents and purposes
a French colony. This was the
condition of things when the treaty
with Italy expired. It could be
renewed only by the consent and
active co-operation ot the French.
The occasion, therefore, was one to
test the feeling of France toward
Italy, and the successful arrangement of the new treaty sets at rest
finally a great many ill-advised reports about the relations of the tw:i
countries. Under the treaty the
commercial revenue of Tunis is
under her own control; she is to be
represented in Ituly by French
diplomatic agents; and, while the
management of the Postal Department is in the hands of the French,
she will, as heretofore, conduct her
own internal affairs. France, in
other words, is to remain substantially in charge of Tunis, with
specially favorable arrangements
for Italian capital and commerce
in Tunis.
Gambling' is on the Wane.
It has been the policy of certai n
political groups in France and
Italy to create an estrangement between the two countries, and both
countries have at times during recent years shown a good deal of
sensitiveness in their relations with
each other. Tho recent settlement
of affairs between Tunis and Italy,
however, indicates that tliere is a
thoroughly good understanding between the two Governments. The
treaty was made in Paris, and made
largely through the stood services of
the French. In 1808 the Hey of
Tunis, by treaty with Italy, made
that country a favorite nation,
granting at the same time very
valuable commercial concessions.
The Italians immediately profited
by these concessions, and Tunis
became practically an Italian col-
pny; the country was soon -filled
"I don't know  why it is, but the
American  mania  for gambling is
dying out," said Tom   Brewer, one
of the best  known   of the   Denver j
sports, at  the Arlington.     "Take
horse-racing, and over two-thirds of
the tracks are closed.    The   breed-]
ing of fast horses is not   nearly  so
profitable as it used to he and there
is not one race were there were ten, j
twenty years ago.    Then  faro.    It ;
is a fact that there are not so many
open   faro   rooms  in   the   United
States as there were in Chicago or
Denver alone a  few  years  ago.    Ij
have not seen a keno card  for  ten j
years.    There are a few rooms, butj
they    are    comparatively    small.
Poker i.s played  privately  and  in
clubs.   There are a few poker games
where strangers can j*et into a game
in all large cities, but there are not j
une fourth as many ns ten years ago,
nnd the games are very much small- i
er, only occasionally  a  game being glityed for heavy stakes.     The!
places fur these are taken   to   some
extent by crap  rooms, nf  a   much j
lower order, bul thai is rapidly be- j
ing forced out of existence.      There
is probably  less gambling  among
Am'erictins now than among men of
my other leading  nationality."—,
iVashiugloti Star.
Provincial News.
The body of ti Spaniard, name
unknown, was found Heating near
Point Gray Monday.
Mr. 1). MoGillivary, of Vancouver, has  secured   the  contract   for
building Ihe wharf, etc., of the pro-,
jected automatic can company.
Robert Steveqson, of Granite
Creek, has presented a handsome
pair of eagles, natives of the province, to the Vancouver park commissioners.
Mrs. Hughes has loaned her
valuable exhibit of Indian curios
to the free library, Westminster.
Tho exhibit was collected by the
late J. C. Hughes, naturalist and
archaeologist.
Mr. F. It. Macdonald, of Chilli-
wack, is in Westminster. He reports a mining excitement at Chilli-
wack, and half a mountain side is
being staked off. The samples indicate gold, silver and copper.
A by-law has been passed amending the Vancouver pound by-law,
which will authorise the pound-
keeper to sell stray cattle three
days after being impounded, provided fines are not paid.
Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper
arrived at Victoria from Ottawa
Monday evening, lie will represent some of the scalers before the
Behring Sea commission, having
been retained by them to act as
counsel.
The inquest on the body of Sarah
Rosendahl, Vancouver, was concluded to-day, the verdict being
"death from unknown causes," and
advising the authorities to investigate the ease without delay. Tho
evidence was very contradictor'.
Next week lhe Vancouver Trams
Company will run eight minutes
cars, instead of every ton minutes!
us heretofore. The ten minutes
service being insufficient, the quick
service is to be tried as an experiment.
Dr. McCarthy and Chief Engineer
Murphy, of the Empress of Japan,
start to-morrow for South Kootenay [
nnd tho Slocan country to procure
data for a syndicate of Wealthy
Hongkong merchants, who will
probably invest largely in British
Columbia mines.
Tho citizens'   committee,   Vancouver, to whom  (he arrangement
for lhe  reception   of   lhe   visiting
ministers was entrusted,   have  decided to request   Mayor  Collins   to
cull a special meeting of thc council
with a view to considering the suggestion to hold  a public  reception.
Hon. Mr. Tarte is to be requested
by wire to notify tho committe oft
Ihe date of  his  arrival,  and  also I
whether Mr. Davies will reach Van- j
couver at the same time.
A farewell meeting was given to
Ensign Cowan and Captain Zei-
barth at the Salvation Army barracks, Vancouver, last evening.
The Army officers are going to
Butte, Montana, to fill similar
positions on the Salvation Army
staff there.
There are some sixteen applications for the position of chief of
police for Vancouver. They are
from Toronto, Brockville, Winnipeg, Brandon, Calgary, Kamloops
and Vancouver. Ex.-Chief McLaren and Ex.-Chief Stewart are
amongst the applicants.
Numerous objections are being
raised to the wooden sheds, etc.,
built within the Vancouver fire
limits, and it is thought the council
will have to take some action to
satisfy the public. Owners of many
of the unsanitary buildings on Du-
pont and other streets complained
of by the health committee are
complying with the law.
A requisition is being circulated
calling upon Mr. Wm. Templeton,
Vancouver, who was chairman of
the opposition committee at the recent Dominion election, to allow
himself to be nominated for the
mayoralty for 1897. It is understood that if a sufficient number of
names are secured on the requisition Mr. Templeton will give an
affirmative answer.
The pastor of the Calvary, Baptist Church, Victoria, Kev. Ralph
VV. Trotter, left Toronto Monday
evening on his way homeward,and
if all goes well he will be in Victoria on Saturday. He has been
gone since May last on a missionary
tour of the East, where he has succeeded in raising the sum of $10,-
000 for the extension of church
work in this province.
The Presbytery ot Victoria, at a
meeting held at the First church
yesterday afternoon, sustained a
call from St. Andrew's church
Nanaimo, lo Rev. W. B. Cummings
of Santa Clara, California. Rev.
Mr. Cummings' induction will take
place on December 1. Rev. D. A.
McRae, of St. Paul's, Victoria West
was granted a three months' vacation, and it was decided that Mr.
Guthrie Perry, u graduate of Manitoba college, and at present in
temporary charge at Wellington,
should be ordained in December.
Mr. Aulay Morrison, M.P.,
arrived at Westminster Monday,
from Ottawa, after an absence of
over two months, having left here
on the loth of August last to attend the session of Parliament.
Mr. Morrison says he has enjoyed
his trip (which was extended to his
old home in Nova Keotia, after the
session) and his parliamentary experience, so far, and his hearty
looks do not belie his words. Tiie
weather in tlie east, at the time he
left, was cold and wet, hut nice
weather, similar to our own, was
encountered west  from   Winnipeg.
The following circular, in view of
the present slate of polities in the
United States, has been issued by
the Northern Pacific railroad to its
employees: "lt is not the policy
of the management of the N. P. R.
to engage in politics, and it is not
deemed consistent to permit employees to hold federal, state or
municipal offices while in its service. The transportation rules of
this road prescribe that every employee shall devote his whole time
to its service, and not engage in
any outside business or occupation.
If any employee wishes to run for
office, leave of absence, when practicable, will be granted to him for
thai purpose. If elected to such
office his immediate resignation
will be expected."
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Found ou the Beach Near Cai-inauali.
Lighthouse Keeper Daykin at
Carmanah in a dispatch reports
that there is a lot of wreckage
along the beach. He picked up on
oar and a mahogany door. Part of
a canoe was also found on the
beach. He thinks it must have till
come from a scaling schooner, but
there was nothing by which it
could be identified. There are only
three Victoria sealing schooners
out. They are the Sadie Turpel,
Mascot and Dulphin. Marine men
are of the opinion that nono of
these had mahogany doors.
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0CT0BER.
BV 1'RISCILLA LEONARD.
ages unloaded their addition  to
the throng,
"Get ready, Mrs. Gray, and
1( t's go'up and vote," called Mrs.
Allison, over the yard fence, to
her next-dpoi' jjejghbo.r.
so. ma mn,   ct
ailed back Mrs.
.High in the blue the   white cloudu suilj
'   The uir is golden-clear,
Summer has passed from  bill and vale,
Yet fairer is tlie year       '
In this rieh-hued und ripened culm,
This sunny peace! and spicy balm,
Than in its earlier passionate prime,        Gray, emphatically, "von   won't
A&^MM^ c^h metriipying up that  hill
.„. to vole!   1 wouldn t do it even it
the guveriiiy said I had to!"
"Really?     Not  even to save
your country?"
,,,,    ,-,.,     ■       ,. c, •        "Not even to save my  neck."
lhe little city ol "Syracuse, m      ,,      .,
r, .-.- v        -    ,,     '.        Mrs. Gray, you perceive,  was
western Kansas, was   all  astir.', •  ■* ',*..    f      ,     ' ■ „,,
,,,    , '     ., , the une inhabitant not aroused
lo be morp exact, it was almost
all astir, for tliere was one among
the  reside:.!.**   who   showed   utmost indiperencs   to   the   bu^z
about her.'
The curse of the  commotion
The Voting of Mrs. Gray.
BY   KATE   WAHTHBN 8EABCY.
plenty of men to manage public
affairs."
.."They might not attend to them
as well as yuu could," he began.
"They always have."
"Yuu .night to use'your voice in
the selection of teachers for your
children."
"They always do have women
teachers and a man principal."
"ThjBje are changes talked of. A
movement is on foot to introduce
radical changes. Two officers have
to be elected. Our side want men
who will employ home teachers.
An underhanded effort is being
made to put in men who favor a
change. Now, there's George Mel-
ford—there ain't a better principal
living—and what's the use of electing men who may send off for a
stranger not half as good?"
This argument was attacking an
the st.eps.of the side porch, where j assailable" point.     Mrs. Gray wa
over the school mi-chug.
"Good-ufteruoon, Mrs. Gray,"
chirped the liveryman's wife,
lilllc   Mrs.   Evans, bustling up
was the iii: nmil school meeting
at the school-house
questions to be decided were,
levy of lay for school puposes,
length of school tenn, whether
female or male teachers  should
.Mrs. Gray sat sewifig.   frLa,mol
im'portanl Stitching away in your old cali-
Ofi wrapper!      Why    don't   you
dress up and come out in   poli-
beemployed, and, principal bttsi
ness of'al1,   election of clerk for a woman's business.   .1 wouldn't
lies?"
"Because I'm a womanly   wormy}.    Mixing in polities is not
do it if my life depended on   it
For my own   part  I've enough
housework to keep  me  employed."
"What's that beruffled garment you're making now?"
"This is a lawn dress for Mamie. It's rather fancy, but then
here's some big gingham sleeve
full term df service, and of treasurer to fill unexpired term of a
removed member of the board of
education.
Even during the days of the
.first great boom, the annual
'school meeting was of great moment. Elections held for determining a site for the county-seat
were animated, but provoked no I apr0ns I've just "made to wear
such comii:ei\t as the school-dis- jover -t. yUj j'v() ,-„ time to be
trict meeting. * In' county elec- gadding about doing men's
tions, only men voted, while in WOrk. Monday I wash; Tuesday
school-district affairs women had r iron; Wednesday I patch;
the privilege of the ballot. At, Thursday I sew—and that's to-
the present time the franchise daV) y0u-know.; Friday I scrub;
is granted women in municipal S^turdayT bake; Sunday I rest
elections, also, but in that early and read my bible. That's enough
day they were limited to the ex- f01. UI1y Wo'man."
ercise of one political right. As "Dear me, maybe 'tis; hut we
is the way of women, when they  a]]   (]0  that, and more.    What
had a chance they generally
made good use of it.
Since those days it had continued to be the event of each
year. True, an annual August
'cloud-burst above tho city caused
a small flood to sweep over a
portion of it; lire destroyed three
business blocks in three successive winters; grasshoppers and
droughts consumed half the
vegetation every summer, and
intemperate violations of the
prohibitory "original package"
'decisions were apprehended tit
the periodical court sessions.
But none of these surpassed the
date when women turned out to
vote.
The Syracuse school-building
.(in the chapel of which the
meeting was held) is a typical
western, Kansas cdueatic.i.al institution. The pioneers of those
prairies were in the main educated, progressive people. The
first step thoy took, on reaching
their destination, was to provide
some sort of shelter for themselves and domestic animals; the
second, to make commodious
arrangements for the liberal
education of their children; the
third, to erect elegant edifices
for public worship.
Travelers on the Atchison,
Topeka and Sant Fe railway in
western Kansas express surprise
time do you take for society?"
"Whose society do you mean,
Mrs. Evans?"
"Everybodys'. Calls and—"
"Vou know I never make
fashionable calls. In my opinion there is nothing more disgusting than a housekeeper trying to stand on the bottom steps
of society. When I want lo see
anybody or go anywhere, [drop
what 1 am doing and go. And
that's the way I do when anybody comes to see mc. I always
lind time tu do anything I want
to do, thanks to the way I stay
at home and tend to my own
business."
"Seems like you're aiming
hints at me, Mrs. Gray; but I'm
going to move on and let 'em
miss me. You'd better ^oin ine,
though 1 have to walk while
most of the ladies ride grandly
by in my Edward's carriages.
The miller's wife goes without
meal, you know, the shoemaker's wife without shoes, and the
liveryman's wife without a carriage!" And laugh'ing, the. -Utile woman tripped awav.
.Mrs. Gray gave a disapproving sigh, and made her machine
run like mad down a long side
seam of her little girl's dress.
"Snap!" went the needle
particularly friendly to George Mel-
ford, He had boarded with her
when he first taught in Syracuse
Me had been very poor, and cutil
not pay his board at lirst until In
received his salary. Now that he
had prospered, married and had a
snug home of his own, Mrs. Gray's
heart bad no! lost its former sympathy fur huu. He had struggled
honestly, he had taught successfully, he had been a eenial hoarder,
"Hurry up, Steele!" came a voice
from the surry.
"Titne's passing, Mrs. Gray. The
election will be closely contested, 1
fear. We want to poll every vote
in the district. Gome on, Mrs.
Gray, do, and help out the right
side by yotir vote."
(TO nu  COiNTIXUUI).)
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Hood's Sarsaparilla makes pure blood.
That is why it cures so many diseases.
That is why so many thousands take it
to cure disease, retain good health, prevent sickness and suffering.   Remember
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IN THE CITY, AT
Jas. McGregor's
Victoria Crescent.
PIONEER
We Doubt llis Veracity.
Boiled Down for Busy Readers.
A $50,000 fire occurred at Notre
Dame de Grace. Que., on Saturday.
Numerous houses were destroyed.
One million sockeyc fry have
heen ordered to be seal to the head
waters of the Skeena and its tributaries.
An order  has been   passed  per-'
milting steel-bead fishing from Nov.:
lst to   Feb.   15th   the  size  of  the
mesh being 6J inches.
Nearly the whole of  the  seasons j
lumber cut   of   the Ottawa   mills,
amounting to a hundred million
feet, has been  bought   by  English !
dealers.
A fire at Levis,  Que.,  destroyed
from $25,000 io $110,000 worth  of
property.    (Juliette's lumber  yard
and     Heaulieu's    Industrial   (Jo's,
foundry   and workshops were cum-.-:
pletely destroyed.
One of the worst storms for years ;
sei in al St. Julms, N. li., lasl Sal-
urday, a strong southerly windpri-
vailed with heavy   rains,  and it is j
feared much injury will be dune to j
shipping.
Col. Lake, quartermaster-general,
has returned to Ottawa from Eng-
1 md, and says that the new twelve-
pounder guns fur field batteries
may be expected from Euglang
shortly.
Michael Brannan, who, on Feb.
18 last, Ottawa-, shot and killed .LA.
Strathy, banker, and Was convicted
at the spring assizes and sentenced
tu be hanged, has appeared before
the court for a new trial.
L. E. Otis, Indian Agent al
1'ointe Bleu, Que., whu bus heen in
the service sineo 1873, and J. A.
Monde, Indian Agent  at   IVrville
We clip the following  from   the
Christian  Guardian of   Oct  21st:
ltev. 0. M. Tate, missionary from
British Columbia, delivered liis lecture in Albert College, October 14.
A local paper says: "His illuminated views were excellent, and hisde
scription of the scenery was apt.
When he dealt with the work of
the missionary, showing the native
Indian before being taken into the
schools and after, the improvement was very marked, and Mr.
Tate said that they made efficient
servants. Tbe mining country
was illuminated, the fishing industry as well as the leading towns
an 1 cities. Reference was made to
the shipping, climate am" theChinese as a people. A few of their customs were referred to, .concluding
with ths statement that only two
Chinamen had been before a magistrate for bad conduct of any kind
in ten years."
Tbe SprecUjes tug Fearless, now
in l'uget Sound, may be sent after
the British tramp steamer Linlithgow which left San Francisco some
months ago with a cargo of barley
valued at $77,57.1, and when the
male put inlo Acajutia in one of
lhe ship's bouts soon after and re
ported the steamer in distress but
little notice was aken of it. The
mate, however, ividently was confident that it it. uld be months before lie b;iw li s ship again, as
he took passage for New York and
arrived there last Wednesday. A
cable from San Jose de Guatemala
has lately been received s'atingthat
Captain I'etrie and twelve of the
crew had landed tliere and that
tbe Linlithgow had been abandoned
A hunt's crew with thirteen men
in it are missing. The vessel and
cargo are worth over$200,000, so
should the Fein less succeed in
picking her up (here will be a small
fortune for the owners of tbe lug.
The Fearless takes on 250 tons of
coal at Nanaimo, and when she
reaches tbe Golden Oate Captain
llawley will have fuller particulars.
Should there be a lightingchance of
saving   the   tramp the big lug will
Garbonatmg and Bottling
WORK 8,
MITCHELL & BUMMING, PJopffotort.
Manufacturers of Lemonade, (linger Ale, Sar-
sit'iarilla, Cillers, I'.lr.
TRY OUR GINGER BEER.
All Orders Promptly Attended To.
Telephone 20.
P. O. Bon 90.
"CRITERION"
Restaurant and Chop House
Commercial Street.
Oysters in every style.
Meals, 25c, and upwards.
Good Beds, 25c. and upwards.
Spring Chicken always on hand.
Try Philpott's Tomato Catsup
2be. aud fjOc. por Bottle.
We Nevtf Sleep.       Open Day and Night.
THE BEST   -:-
is the CHEAPEST
The Nanaimo Bakery Excels
SMART & TH0RNE,
The Popular Bakers.
at the superb structure used for   needle just like  this   one.      Tak
schools  and   churches  in little these pieces along and  match'em
cities along the line.    They sa\, j Hprry now!"
"These people have   buildcd   in
advance of the country."   These
people, hearing such   criticism,
reply,  "We   have builded thus
"Hire, Charlie, run   to Mr.  Wi-  Oue., appointed in 1SIJ4. have both
son's   and   bring   me a   machine been dismissed lor offensive partisanship at ihe last general   election.
The   Allan's  are   building   twu
magnificent steamers equal in every
he Mill on.
Wheat for India.
Tho Norwegian steamer Tyr,
now at Vancouver, has been charged hy G, W. .Mi-Near & Co., of
San   Francisco,   to   carry
c. c. Mckenzie,
Land Agent and Conveyancer,
AXI) ACCOUNTANT.
QKFICE:   FRONT STREET, NANAIMO.
Town Lota and Farm* for Sale.   Money to Loan
ou Mortgage at low rates.
Agent lor the United Fire lnsuran.0-- Company
of Manche»Wr, -.okI-uhI.
■"'What in the world dues your
ma want with a needle to-day**"
asked the merchant. "Isn't she
going up lo the school-house?"
"No, sir.    She wouldn't walk up i a8 tnf' foil,
respect to the new Dominion liner,
"Canada.*' Scarcely ever have
there heen such heavy sllipnien a
of grain from the port of  Montreal
knowingly.     We  grew up with ' there f'or tj)R wurkl; 8ne said so
your country, and we purpose
to make this country grow up to
Vs.''
vShe needn't walk; we've secured
buggies to take everybody. I'll send
one  for  her  directly.     Of cuurse,
The Syracuse school-house   is site's on our side; your pa is."
'She ain't on anybody's side; I
beard her say so. She wouldn't
ride up there fur the world, either.
1 would, though. I'd like to be a
woman and get to ride upand vote."
Mrs. (Iray was still lilting her
now need 1*3 when a surry halted before ber house, anil a gentleman
rang the dour-bell.
The Minister nf Agriculture has
appointed a 1 trge number of local
veterinary ollicers at the different
ports of the country for lhe purpose of inspecting sheep destined
for export to the Tuned Stales.
The department is engaged io sending out the necessary forms ami
regulations.
one among the best ofthe buildings planned by the intelligent
pioneer. Situated on a hill in
the north of the city, a little off
Irom Main street, it stands, a
large stone structure of several
departments, all amply supplied
•with modern apparatus, and in
proper season well filled with
children of school ag), which in
Kansas means between the years the style nowadays.    Besides,   I'm  developed in the right  band, and
of five und and twenty-one.   To-j ■*■■■*)••"   , , Dr. Calvin, of the Emergency  bus-
Way a Hag floats from the  cupo-      lil't  »he Ee'1,U'man  wfts ln *<"> P1 *}> "\"m ) T\       fc(°^
i   'i     ii-      ,• l i trreat a hurry to wait or ring again. ! fur treatment, declares that it  is a
la, a barbed wire fence  -nd-W*U-Tldent|y| ^ wft(J  fMnl|,»   ^ , (liin(,el..)UK Clincer.  Dr. Calvin., wh..
Mrs. (iray's habits   for be walked has operated on the bandJsays that
Suffering Prom Cancer.
Boston, Oct. 27.—John L. Sulli-
"Let   whoever  it  is  ring again,! va.ii,  e.r-pugilist  champion,  is the
Charlie," said   Mrs.   Gray; "that's j victim -if'cancer.    The'trouble has
a yaid aet "Villi trees, irrigated
by means cf water drawn from
a deep well'by wind-power.
" But on the particular day of
which I write there was no flag,
no fence, no windmill; nothing
Qii the cupola but a wind-worn
arrow vainly struggling to speed
away; nothing in the yard but a
thirsty-looking pump near the , •
back door, and spiny Boapweed
or yucca-plants growing in the
gravelly soil. Thc Alamo irrigating ditch cut deep banks a
fetAi rods southeast of the front.
' j\{- one o'clock the school-
house stood alone and silent; at
iwo o'cl'o.ck it was alive with resounding voiced Every seat
upstairs was filled. A column
pf people ascended the stairway,
gioups climbed   the hill, carri-
brisk'iy ground to the side porch
"How  d'ye do,   Mrs. dray?" he
said.     "I've come  to car y you to
tlie* school meeting."
"Good-afternoon, Mr, Steele ;you
have come to the wrong place.'
"Why, not going?*'
"JS'oi for love or money."
"Ynu idiotibl, for i.i is a question
Schools.    You have children, yuu
know," he suggested.
"Yes, and 1 have a husband," she
retorted.     "Lot   Ihe  widows   and
the spinsters vote, if thev must, and
unless Sullivan takes great care he
will lose his arm.
—    <»«.	
"I don't believe that I have a
true friend in the world."
"So yuu have been trying to burrow money, too, have you?" —
Truth'.
to carry wheat
from Taeoma to Calcutta, India.
The Tyr will carry 2,S()() tons of
whim, 'lhe cull for Washington
grain lur Calcutta is caused by the
shortage of lhe wheal crop in India
this season from drought, Two
cargos have been shipped from San
Francisco this in mth f >r Calcutta.
 ♦■o«-	
MaskHil Bobbers.
Okhiluiiiin, Oct. 27.—Site and
l'"nx, an fntii n a encysixty -ou fleas! uf here, n n i heal up mid
looted by iie- same gam: of bandits
wh" looted thc town uf Carney last
week. Sac and !''• x is ;i(i mile-:
fr io    Carney,     I here    w.ere    four
uiifkeil     r I r      mounted    and
iii nipil.    i hey  ;. ' r de 11 the.office
I A e il ll.''o.i-, .io . n.id III),.).):)
io muHiibacks ready in pay the
Indians. Thomas was in his office,
The Robbers then went to the
slore of Mrs. Fanny Whistler,
covered the Inmates, and took -Mso
and valuable papers from the safe.
Then they held up J. W. Mntlit's
place and got $5',) and a gold watch.
Chief Keekuk-4 place was robbed nf
l|l«0 nnd $8,000 worth of notes. The
boldness of the rubbers frightened
the traders and the people so badly
that they were unable to resist.
Afler rubbing Keokuk's place, the
bandi's pushed through tin, ground
of ihe government Indian school I
Iirinn ilnir guns. Two robbers
were ri.c.n.niizod as being in the'
Carney hold up.
BEMOVAL NOTICE.
Arlington .j{0teL
MU. J. A. THOMPSON
Having completed the orootlon of the Arlinglou
Hotel at NANOOSH BAY, tliln handsome and
(•inniiiodinu* hotel is now prepared to receive
and comiurtahly entertain travelers inid others.
THE CUISINE
Is presided over by Mrs. Thompson, and the
Tabled'lloln constantly provided with all ihe
delicacies of (he season. Combined with the
elegant furnished apartments, tiie visitor finds
Hie surroundings o! the most pleasant description.
Klrst-i liiBs Accommodation. Fireproof building
Terms: $1.00 Per Day and Upwards.
The Doon Hotel,
JAS. BENNETT, Proprietor.
Cm ereial St.,       Nanaimo, B. C.
NOTICE.
■IIIIOSK Dl'.SlUIN'U TO ASSIST
L    hi Hie
Emancipation of Mental Slavery
sin ui l.l luinil iii their names ut once nnd
become mcmla-rs of the
Preethought Library.
J. Lr "PUATT,
SM Commercial St., City.
P. O. IKn Sflfl. 8111m
ALWAYS   1 .N   MTOCK-
Wale up!
Wake up!
Wake up to the fact that if you
invest  NOW   jn   Shares  of
good reliable
Gold Mining Companies
You stand to make Big Profits,
And I—^r
THOMAS KITCHIN,
[YOUR FELLOW -TOWNSMAN]
Will sell to you on terms no other
Broker in British Columbia
CAN or WILL.
You have to Pay
THEM ALL THE CASH DOWN
I divide it up into -*1
onttily Instalments-
Singer Sewing Machine Co. J. A. CALDWELL, the Tailor
HAVE OPENED AN OVPIOE AT
prat, about the greatness of the 2q Commercial Street
de tl.     lo my way   of thinking,
there's more glory in workings bias
buttonhole." Anil she drew h'T
noodle through a loop in the thread
with the air of a person who has
said a fine thing and expects it io
be convincing. "No, Mr. Steele,
don't think me contrary, but there's
(Sume building iin Hiiilcy's slim. Btore),
where 11 (.eneriil AMOrttneilt of
Sewing Machine Supplies
Aro kept on ham!.   All ktmli ol
Sewing Machines Repaired
And Work UuurulitOdd.
lias changed his quarters,
and cnn now ho found up
stuirs in lho
Williams Block,
Where he will  he ploused to
receive liis patrons.
jf*J^- Anvitm* miuiring h l"*"'   Suit Bhould
leAVfl the oiiler eally.
GROCERIES,
MIXERS' CAPS,
UNDERWEAR,
LAMPS, Etc. etc
MMIST DEPARTMENT ,
Burns and Animals not up iii u tlior-
Otlgri uoiKln:in.-lii]i manner.
On Hani'—Pour line Duels' Heads,
which will be sulci for price of setting
theui up.   Also a line ease of llirds.
St WHIG K'CHlliE KLEDLES DF Ut KINDS.
p. s. Mcdonald.
(Ill Ilalilnnton Street,Nanaimo.	
Any present subscriber to the
Mail ean have the Weekly Globe
from ppw to Ihe end of i8!)7 for
$1.00.
The Mail and Weekly Globe for
one year for $3.00 if paid in advance.
So that everyone can have an interest in Mining and secure part
ofthe Profits that most assuredly
WILL be made,
The Stamp  Mill at Alberni
Is now in operation.   When re*
suits are known, up go the Shares/1
of all Alberni Companies.
WAKE UP!
WAKE UP!
WAKE UP I.
And make money while you have
a chance BEFORU the rise takes
place.	
Thos. Kit chin,
MINING BROKER1 ■ft
PISTOLS AT TWELVE PACES.
;j)r. Duncan Cliallenires Dr. Milne to
a Duel.
The following is the Victoria TiraeB'
account of the "duel'':
During Dr. Milne's visit to Ottawa he
.received a number of telegrams from JJr.
John A. Duncan, threatening lijtp with | which substantially established a
dire consequences should he say or do j French protectorate over Tunis,
anything  that   would   endanger   "''»: and since that time   Tunis has  re-
with colonists from Italy, whose
language was taught in the schools
and whose influence in local affairs
in many quarters became very pronounced. Thirteen years later, in
direct conflict with his previous
policy and his earlier apreement,
the Hey signed a treaty with France
.brother's position. Dr. Milne paid not
the slightest attention to these telegrams
.and did what he considered was in the
public interest.
After Dr. Milne's return he waa called
upon by Dr. John Duncan, wJio asked
tliat the matter of his brotiier's dismissal be further deferred and suggested
that Dr. Milne wire to Ottawa to that
.effect. Dr. Milne replied that the Duncans had already sent numerous atiida-
vits 11 Ottawa concerning their side of
the (sage. These had been considered by
tbe Minister of Agriculture and nothing
further could be done in the matter. Dr.
.John then became abusive and Dr. Milne
ordered him out of the olliee.
On Saturday a district messenger came
to Dr. Milne's ntfice and presented him
with a letter. The do-itor, after paying
the messenger the 10 cents demanded by
him for the conveyance of the communication, broke th* seal and was astonished
and amused to read the following:
79 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C.,
1 p.m., 21—10—'Uti.
ToG. h. Milne, M.l).:
Sir,—My reply to the remarks made
by you, during the attack ol "temporary
insanity" Irom which you siitleied iu
your otii e a lew minute, ago, is mude in
a very few words, and is that, if in your
sane moments and upon reflection you
stick to the before-mentioned remarks,
you are a d liar.
Now this means pistols at 12 puces.
There remains nothing for you to do but
to apologize or name your sconds,
I will await your reply "forty-eight
hours."
Sincerely yours,
Jons A. Duncan.
Dr. Milne being a law-abiding (sitizen,
however, and having looked ut lhe challenge with a Cathode ray of 1896 civilisation, sent his brother practitioner the
following unique reply :
Victoria, B.C., Oct. 2d, 1S0U.
John A. Duncan, M.D.O.M., V.S., Victoria :
Sir,—I have the honor toacknowleilge
the receipt of your letter of Saturday's
.date (as iter iiius'lengei- c, o. th), conveying the sad intelligence that 1 have but
' 4S hours to live unless 1 apologise lor
having remarked in your presence that
you were not a gentleman.
.Jn reply I lu-g lu say that the gracious
...nurity which perm iis you lo ascribe
"temporary insauh.y" as the producing
cause speaks volumes for your keenness
of perception iu  (liaguosiilj
mained to all intents and purposes
a French colony. This was the
condition of things when the treaty
with Italy expired. It could be
renewed only by the consent and
active co-operation ot the French.
The occasion, therefore, was one to
test the feeling of France toward
Italy, and the successful arrangement of lhe new treaty sets at rest
finally a great many ill-advised reports about the relations of the tw:>
countries. Under the treaty the
commercial revenue of Tunis is
under her own control; she is to be
represented in Italy by French
diplomatic agents; and, while the
management of the Postal Department is in the hands of the French,
she will, as heretofore, conduct her
own internal aFI'airs. France, in
otlier words, is to remain substantially in charge of Tunis, with
specially favorable arrangements
for Italian capital and commerce
in Tunis.
(ininiiliiiir is on the Wane.
"I don't know why it is, but the
American mania for gambling is
dying out," said Tom Brewer, one
of the best known of the Denver
sports, at the Arlington. "Take
horse-racing, and over two-thirds of
the tracks are closed. The breeding of fast horses is not nearly so
profitable as it used to be and there
is not one race were there were ten,
twenty years ago. Then faro. It
is a fact that there are not so many
open faro rooms in the United
Stales as there wero iu Chicago or
Denver alone a few years ago. I
have nol seen a keno card for ten
years. Tliere are a few rooms, but
ihey are comparatively small.
Poller is played privately and in
clubs. There are a few poker games
where strangers can get into a game
vour own I,      ,. | . .      ,,,
.charade.-. May I ask you to further en-1 "• a11 li*r*-'*! ,;llies. but -hepe 1U'° <"•*'*
lighten me us lo all the general cliur-; one fourth as many as ten years ago,
acteriatics of a "gentlam.tu"? i und the games are very much small-
One I observe In your letter, and it,       ()|,i ' occasionally  a game be-
eertaiuly gives me new  light upon the   .  '     .   -    , .     , •   ,  ,' ,„,
subject, whenever diitercn-es ol opini "'I-* fdW* f<"' ■■eilv.V   stakes.       1 he
exist wi iie and suy to one's opponent I places fur these are taken to some
•"You are a D — liaiT' The bijf D fol- extent by crap rooms, of a much
lowed i.y -., — indicates, 1 um fain in  |owe,, ,,|.;l.|.] |„u ,hill •„ r,,,iJ|y oe-
coufehS, su.-li a  boldness   of com option
tout expression us Battsties tne "upon re* I
ileclion uud in my sane monieuis-'   thut :
no ordinary man can cany uli the quail*
ties of a gentleman daily and   pay  rent
and taxes.
A second I also note, and it i:i that  in I
sending challenges a gentleman always
forwards lliciu by a district  messenger
lioy c. o  (I.
This evinces  superior determination]
pot to be bullied by smut!  obstacles, he-
sides allowing one's opponent to "settle
a little" if he receives It.   lf he does not;
it presents elements of gaiety not lo be
lightly overlooKed.
. 1 sincerely trust you will not neglect
Ordinary creature comforts 'lining tnis
agonizing period of *ia hours, the ter*
•'jimt'iiiii of which yju ure so patiently
awaiting beiore perforating my diaphragm with bullet
ig forced out of existence. There
is probably less gambling among
American? now than among men of
tny other leading nationality." —
iVashingloti Star.
Provincial News.
The body of n Spaniard, name
| unknown, was found floating near
; P.tiut Gray Monday.
Mr, I). Mel li Hi vary, of Vancouver, bus secured lhe contract for
building lhe wharf, etc., of the projected automatic can company.
Robert Stevenson, of Granite
[Creek, has presented  a handsome
At best t am but a poor hand at due's,
not having had tne  advantage  of tlie
early training or the many years of experience gained  by   yourself   while an
pttiucr in lier   Majesty's scrvi. e ami engaged in   active   warfare   on   the  gory
heights  of   Beacon   Hill   or the blood-1,     ,      ,        ... ...
stained levels of Mttcaulay  Plains, an I i I'.". •■•«" .-f?8 library,   Westminster.
ho.v many "moving a Iveatures by flood
and field'' with dug and row-bout—not to
pair of eagles, natives of the province, to lhe Vancouver park commissioners.
.Mrs.   Hughes   has    loaned   her
valuable exhibit of  Iiulian  curios
Speak oi the culm courage engendered by
daily co Had wilh the perils iii -i le.n. to
(ravelling to and fro between "C" Battery barracks and vour oil! e on fori
street—-yet 1 feel i mast steel myself
for this fray and adhere to the code, notwithstanding Ihnt your verv sum
ings breathe a military lire thut   1
The exhibit was collected by the
late J. 0. Hughes, naturalist and
archaeologist.
Mr. P. R. Macdonald, of   Ohilli-
wack, is in  Westminster.   He   reports a mining excitement at Oliilli-
„,'}! I wack, and half a mountain side is
n-  being staked off.     The samples in*
I ss appills inc.   My recollection of an-|dioate gold, silver and copper,
cient history leaches  mc that it bus al- [      . .     ,      ,      . , ,
ways bee. the privilege  of  tlit* person J     A OJ-lW has been passed amend-
ehallengcd to select, tlic wtta| s of com- j inn the Vancouver  pound   by-law,
Jiat. As the nhallenuee 1 ulultti this which will authorise the pound-
privllege; and must positively decline to Keeper to sell stray cattle three
assent io vour assumption ol u right to   . «       i   • i   i
challenge an I mime weapons ut one and days after being impounded, profile sume time.  Such a proceeding would  vided lines are not paid
A farewell meeting was given to
Ensign Cowan and Captain Zei-
barth at the Salvation Army barracks, Vancouver, last evening.
The Army officers are going to
Butte, Montana, to fill similar
positions on the Salvation Army
staff there.
There are some sixteen applications for the position of chief of
police for Vancouver. They are
from Toronto, Brockville, Winnipeg, Brandon, Calgary, Kamloops
and Vancouver. Ex.-Chief McLaren and Ex.-Chief Stewart are
amongst the applicants.
Numerous objections are being
raised to the wooden sheds, etc.,
built within the Vancouver fire
limits, and it is thought the council
will have to take some action to
satisfy the \ jblic. Owners of many
of the unsanitary buildings on Du-
pont and other streets complained
of by the health committee are
complying with tbe law.
A requisition is being circulated
calling upon Mr. Wm. Templeton,
Vancouver, who was chairman of
the opposition committee at tho recent Dominion election, to allow
himself to be nominated for the
mayoralty for 1897. It is understood that if a sufficient number of
names are secured on the requisition Mr. Terapletou will give un
affirmative answer.
The pastor of the Calvary, Bap-
i tist Church, Victoria, Rev. Ralph
j W. Trotter, left Toronto Monday
evening on his way homeward, and
if all goes well he will be in Vic-
i toria on Saturday. Ho has been
■ gone since May last on a missionary
; tour of the East, where he bus suc-
| ceeded in raising the sum of $10,-
1000 for the extension of church
! work in this province.
The Presbytery of Victoria, at a
meeting held at the  First church |
yesterday  afternoon, sustained   a I
: call   from   St.   Andrew's    church [
Nanaimo, to Rev. W. B. Cummings!
; of Santa  Clara,  California.    Kev.'
! Mr, Cummings' induction will take |
place on December 1.     Rev.  1). A.
McRae, of St. Paul's, Victoria West
was granted a three months'   vaca-
' tion, and it was  decided   that  Mr. |
. Guthrie Perry, a graduate of Manitoba   college,   and   at present  in
temporary  charge  at   Wellington,
should be ordained in December.
Mr.     Aulay     Morrison,    M.P%
arrived   at   Westminster Monday,
from Ottawa, after an   absence   of
over   two months, having left here'
on the 13th of August  last  to attend   the   session  of   Parliament, i
Mr. Morrison says  he has  enjoyed
his trip (which was extended to his ,
old home in Nova Scotia,  after the1
| session) and his parliamentary ex-
perience, so   far,   and   his   hearty:
I looks do not belie his words.     Tiie j
weather in the east, at the   time he j
left,   was cold   and   wet,   but nice:
j weather, similar to  our  own,   was
encountered west  from   Winnipeg.
The following circular, in view of
[ the present slate of politics in the;
t Uniled States,  has been   issued by
the Northern Pacific railroad to its j
employees:    "it is  not   the  policy .
of the management of the N. P. R. I
to engage in politics, and it is  not
deemed consistent  to  permit  em- i
ployees   to  hold   federal,   state or
municipal offices while in  its ser-1
vice,    rhe transportation   rules of
this road prescribe that every employee shall devote his whole  time
to ils service,   and  not   engage in '
any outside business or occupation.
If any employee-wishes to run fori
office, leave of absence, when prac-
ticabie, will be granted to him  for
that  purpose,    lf  elected   to such
office   his   immediate   resignation
will be expected."
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 m&i  Washed Nuts and
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Lodge Notices.
Tnkerman Lodge, No. H2-i, Suns of St.
George.—Regular weekly meeting is lielil
in Hill-art's Hull, Wharf street, on Saturday evening ut 8 o'clock. Visiting
brethren cordially invited to attend.
l-'iiKo. Waootaki-, See.
For a Oool Drink
Ask for -:-    i^\^"'KK
Lawrence's (gSZS™**
ETJBEKA SODA WORKS,
Manufacturer of Temperance Drinks, Syrups.ic.
Delivered Irbo to all parts ol city and vicinity.
jCB^- I'inmpt attention paid to shipping orders.
- '.-phone;-.'. P. O. Box 711.  Sahaiho.
Telepl
rr
lie contrary to all thc ethli s of the code
'.est, however, you should deem a too
rigid adherence to the code ineompatlhle
wilh your "hodily comfort and utittce of
mind," I am willing, without prejudice, to name several Boris in order that
vou in turn may make choice from a
'limited number. I beg, therefore, to
submit to you my election uud the weapons of my choice:
First—short range pea-shooters at 10,-
001)yards (Marquis.of Quceiisliiiry rules.)
Second—Syringes, eburges with Florl-
Sir Charles Hililiert Tupper
arrived at Victoria from Ottawa
Monday evening. Ho will represent some of llie sealers before tlie
Behring Sea commission, having
been retained liy them to act as
counsel.
The inquest on tlie body of Sarah
Rosendahl, Vancouver, was con-
el titled   to-day,   tho   verdict being
da water, at  50   paces.     (No smelling I "death from unknown causes," ami
salts allowed for taints or funks.) ' advising the authorities to invest!*
Third—Toss up, loser to take the win-      .   ., ■.,     .11        mi
iter's   prescription   (patent    medicines   g»te the Case  Without   delay,     lho
barred.) ;evidence was very contradictor.
I shall expect an answer by io o'clock i    Next      k Ul0 Vancouver Tram
this evening, ,, ... .  , .
Yours etc. . Company will   run  eight   lnliiutts
alto, 1.'. Mii.ni*.    Icars, instead of every ton  minutes
 »»«■  ils heretofore.     The  ten minutes
France and Italy,
Lighthouse   Keeper  Daykin   at
Cainianah  in   a  dispatch   reports 1
that there  is   a   lot  of wreckage
along the beach.    He picked up on !
oar and a mahogany door.    Part of
a canoe   was   also   found   on   the
beach,    lie thinks it must have all
come from a scaling Bchooner.  but j
there   was   nothing   by   which  it I
could be identiiied.    There are only
three   Victoria   sealing   schooners
out.   They are  the Sadio Turpel,
Mascot and Dolphin.    Marine men
are   of the opinion  ihat  none of
these had mahogany doors.
A Well Known FlffUre.
D. H. BECKLEY & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
VICTORIA ORESCENT,    »
Telephone 7-0. Xaxaimo, C. C.
Meats delivered  free of charge to all
parts of the citv.
Olliee Tel, :10.   P. o. Ilox 10.   Kesldenee Tel. 101.
M. J. HILBERT & SON
Funeral Directors
AJl" Einbalmers.
Graduates ol the Oriental, ihe Rureka,
lhe New Vork and ('lark's
SchooiK nt Bmhalinlng,
Jl has been the policy of certain
political groups in Fiance ami
Italy to create an estrangement between the two countries, and both
countries have at times during recent years shown a good deal of
sensitiveness in their relations with
each other. Tho recent settlement
of affairs between Tunis and Italy,
service being insufficient, the quiok
service is to be tried as  an  experi
ment,
Dr. McCarthy and Ohiof Engineer
Murphy, of the Empress of Japan,
start tO-morroW for South Kootenay j
and tho Slocan country to procure ■
data for a syndicate of wealthy
Hongkong merchants, who will!
probably i.ivest largely  in   British
Lillooet, li. 0.,   Out.27. — Captain  i, 3 and 6 Bastion St., Nanaimo
Muiilcy   died   at   his residence,   "The
Grunge," 2i) miles from here, on .Sunday i —— ■ —
night, aged tiS. lie caine to the province in Ib02 ami was justice ofthe
pcurc. Bo possessed marked legal At* j
taiiiiuciUH, was a wri er of merits and
thu author of "Songs ol the Cascades."
Uu gained his captaincy in the Crimean
war and aide-de-camp to the Marquis
ol borne when be visited the province
as liovernor-ttcnural in the early eighties. By his death a well-known ami
|>ictui'cesi|iio Qguro bus been removed,
however, indicates that there is'a Columbia mines,
thoroughly good understanding be- Tho citizens' committee, Van*
tween the two Governments. The couver, to whom the arrangement
treaty was made in Paris, and made for the reception of tho visiting
largely through the good services of ministers was entrusted, have do-
the French. In 1808 Ihe Hey of cided to request Mayor Collins to
Tunis, by treaty with Italy, made call a special meeting of thceounc.il
that country a favorite nation, I with a view to considering the sng-
gr an ting at the same lime very gestion to hold a public reception,
valuable commercial concessions. Hon. Mr. Tarte is to bo requested
The Italians immediately profited by wire to notify tho committe of
by these concessions, and Tunis the dalo of his arrival, and also
became practically an Italian col- ] whether Mr. Davies will Mitch Van*
pny; the country was soon -filled j couver at the same time.
Indignities to Prisoners.
Cadiz, Oct, 27.—A number of
Cuban prisoner.-- who were landed
hero yesterday evening were escorted from tbe harbor to the jnil by a
mob. The Cubans were hissed und
stones were thrown at them, the
mob (itiully becoming so excited
that it was with the greatest dilli-
cully the police landed tho prison
ers safely in jail. •&
Advertise in the MAtL,,thepeom|s
journal.
(Commercial Hotel,
Corner Commercial and Bastion Sts.
This long-established Hotol i» comfortably
fitted up with superior accommodations Ier travelers and others.
T. O'OONjN J-Uj, Pro*,.
Trespass Notice.
V7HEREA8, Certain eyll-dlsposed persons have been killing stock on Valdez
Island, Nanaimo District, it Is
RE80LVED in future that all persons
found trespassing on the Wake Estate
of 760 acres and Indian Reserve of 1700
adjoining will be prosecuted to the full
extent of thc law.
(Signed)     BALDWIN H, WAKE.
Sept. 16,1800.   JOHN BASIL.
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Daily ex. Sun.
Wellington, Northfield and a.m.  a.m.
East Wellington 11 25   8.50
Victoria,Southern States and
places along line of E.it N, Datlyjix.Sun.
Railway 8.2(511.50
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rlola Island    8 20 3.30
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Alberni,   Parksville, French   P.M.  p M.
Creek aud Erringtoa   12.30  0.00
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All Materials used in connection with the above
guaranteed to be first-
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appeal for that local unity which it | IF YOU  WANT
itself has destroyed, or in its depre-
sure of-hearing  Mr.   Simpson's re-j cation of those  petty   jealousies of
cord, not oniy of Nanaimo, hut also  whicli it is the embodiment.     The
FKIDAY   ---. .00TOBME SO, 1890
\ Judicial Missing Link.
| of Belleville, Out., thoroughly ventilated iu tlu* local legislature.
-  ■ ''■»»»      -
Our Position.
It is with satisfaction that we
note the unanimity of opinion expressed hy the greater part of our
best citizens in endorsing the views
set forth hy us in our last issue respecting the situation and surrotuid-
ings in   which   we.   find
Kree I'ress speaks today because it
has been forced to, and it speaks as
it does because it dare not any
longer longer promulgate those
ideas which were begotten of its
most intense selfishness, and which
have so effectually retarded the progress of our city.
No wonder that the Infant's goat
was heardehuokling as it munched
aaoau
Choice Groceries Cheap
.CALL AT
Robinson's, tlie Wallace Street Grocer.
OUR MOTTO IS, SQUARE DEALING AND CLOSE PRICES
Choice Butter and Tea a Specialty.
i    •-   ourselves that issue of the Free  Presi
Board ' phiced as a community. Though we
have not asked, and do not expect,
thc sympathy or support of a
sprinkling of croakers, as exemplified by our local contemporary, we,' j
like the most of humanity, do appreciate the good opinions of those
whose opinions are worthy of consideration.
As we have before stated, we appeared upon the scene and are now
established in a legitimate business,
which, judging from the almost
unanimous support we are receiving from every quarter of our city
district, is all the evidence we|father of these
require  in  proof of the contention,
At the firat sitting of the
of Police Commissioners on the
charges against Chief Crossan and
Constable Thompson, we felt it our
duty to criticise the notion of Police
Magistrate Simpson, as a member
of the Board, and then took occasion to say that he behaved more
like the paid advocate of the defendants than an impartial judge.
If any further proof of the correctness of our statement was necessary
Mr. Simpson himself furnished
an ample su'ILieney by the course
he saw fit to pursue on the final
hearing of the case. So openly
scandalous was Mr. Simpson's behavior on the occasion referred to I which has so long been expressed
that the spectators present wit- by many of'our citizens to the effect
nessed a scene heretofore unheard 'hat there was abundance of room
of in a court of justice; that was in in Nanainio for a clean and respecl-
hearing the counsel at the bar ad- alll(* newspaper, having opinions of
minister a scathing rebuke to the •*■" °'vn •"'d, withal, courage to ex-
occupant of the bench for his  par-  P"'ess 'hem.
tisanship. lt is not to be wondered l"lKm •""-"el* ground we have taken
at that Mr. Simpson pleaded so our stand, and irrespective of par-
strenuously to have the public ex- tief> cliques or clans, we shall en-
cluded from the hearing. He deavor to maintain that position,
wanted as few witnesses to his; We are thoroughly convinced thai
strange behaviour as possible. His the time has fully nrrived in the
assertion at the first sitting that he , experience of the province of Brit-
was not there to please the public ■•"•*"■ Columbia when men and things
is fully characteristic of the man, [ should be called by their right
and his official career clearly indi- names, and when we sec an inslitu-
cates that he warmly endorses the tion, *"° matter of whom composed,
Vanderbilt motto of "the people be or '"3" •'•"at means created, spread-1
d ."      And   yet,   through   the  ing its influence  and   power  over'
irony of fate, the peopfe of Nanai- °"*"r ■•»* 'and, locking up lho n.i-
nio are compelled to contribute from •*•"■ opportunities and driving
thejr hard earnings a salary of $1,- j1'"'1' ll'"' people from their rightful
000 annually to this magisterial inheritance, not allowing them the
cock-sparrow for practically doing God-given right to occupy or uiil
nothing beyond  strutting through I'-*6   the means of  subsistence with
rdwnsite ash-barrel.
Foolish frophecy.
Tm
Sin Chas.   Hibhert   l upper   w
nterviewed in Victoria  last  week
by a Colonist reporter  and  is  reported to have said:
"i candidly thiol; that lhe Liberals will not hist out another session
atOtlawa. Nobody seems lo know
what their policy is yet. They have
not settled the school question, nor
nave ihey done anything about llit!
tariff, in fact thev have done lioth-
ing."
The wish  is so apparently
The Spectator.
Jt was never intended thai cases
should he uused free of charge, ul-
'.'Nanaimo .taxpayers must pay   Mr.  though  in several   instances  paii-
McHue's expense.-," snys ihe ffree I're.-s, | ents   were   treated   and   supported
"wjiilBt he travels in  Li HimgOhung wit,     t payment   whatever.
style.      A   imiie  reasiimihle- ••iitiBi-lera* I J     -  -
Hon lor lhe pnblli! would   hu
any expense lllrllli'eil al   all
wnv   was
in
the
expressions of young
Charley, that they need nol be con
sidered     seriously.     The     Times,
however, gets off a good skit on the
interview^ which  is well  worth repeating.   It says:
"How unworthy the son of the
''Prince of Political Cracksmen,"
"Great Stretcher," to deliver himself of such wishy washy, puny utterances as "I candidly think thai
the Liberals will not last out another session al Ottawa. Nobody
seems to know what their policy is
yet."
How differently Tupper the elder
would have handled tne matter! In
fancy we can see him now and hear
the mellow tones of his rich voice.
The Liberals'/ Bah! Why, sir,
Canada stands disgraced before the
eyes of tbe world. Tiie Liberal
party, which, unfortunately for the
country, is the party in power today, is composed of a clique of
hoodlers. captained by the arch-
thief Tarte. Laurier has been
guilty of open bribery in .Manitoba;
a reign of boodle has set in; the
Liberals are discredited all over the
country; the Conservatives are
gaining   ground   everywhere   and
hl              .    ii     .1           i     ll    i       •  •. out Rxtrnetino-nn evRrlnoiinironnliti   I CVel V indication points  U) tt speed V
the streets  ike the embodied spirit oiuexiraciinganevenastingspona-         •>                    r                   '  .   -'
i ........         .overthrow of  the   Laurier  regime
nf thp o-rpsit Xnnnlcon     It is not in Hon, then we stimuli it is rig it anil        i,,            ,   , ,• ,         ...           i
oi tne gre.u napoieou.    ii is noun <        >                                          e             , and lhe re-eslalilishuient in Us stead
the case of the police investigation proper to call such an institution a
alone that Nanaimp's  little  auto- "• *"" 'poly, and it should he abated,
crat has shown himself   a judicial not by means of   the   red   Hag  of
^abortion, as it can be clearly shown anarchy, nor by the substitution of
'that during the present year he has the government  soup   kitchens  of
been prostituting his office to carry socialism, hut by it   porfeclly
out his spiteful proclivity.    In the
con-
early part of 18U5, Mr. Simpson received his appointment as Police
Magistrate for this city, and for
that year he was very zealous in his
efforts to make the police court self-
sustaining. It is a matter of record
that no unfortunate who was taken
before him was allowed to go without a fine—in some cases excessive.
To still further increase the funds a
drag net was set, and the soiled
doves of Fraser street were gathered
in, brought before the magistrate
and bled for several hundred dollars.
Those of the victims who did not
have the ready cash were given time,
coupled with the judicial injunction
and progress."
In this manner, no doubt, the
"W ir Horse of Cumberland" would
have expressed himself.
Put Sir Hibbertl   Oh,   how  has
the mighty   fallen.    An   unworthy
stitutionul method—taxation. Iscion indeed lo bear  the cloak of
That the E. & N. Railway is Buch ' -he sire!
"Liberals won't lasl oul another
session, forsooth! Why, Sir llibberl, the Liberal party is dead,
no question. That being the case,|crushed, buried, obliterated, ex'ter-
why should anyone, who sees lit to initiated, stamped out! That's lhe
say so, be branded as an anarchist, i '''-'.V >'"'" should have talked—that
r,"       ;n     ,     i,   ,| ...     r   ,    would have been   truly  Ttipiierian
It.possibly shocks the sensitive feel-       ,        ,,, ,      -,   , ''
. - and wouhl have cheered the  hearts
ings of our con temporary, who has L; t e Tory tliu|titude.    Toatten.pl
roosted on the journalistic fence fori lurgenees of assertion and full
the p.ist "twenty-three years" and therein is more damaging than to
lias so tenaciously adhered lo the
doctrine of  "j;ocd lord   and   good
lion wilh .Mr. Meitue'sevidence? Any
impartial observer must kw.w tlmt ii
was caused hy tho disposition of a
majority ol the rnmmissioiierH to burke
the whole question, •**■• thut, even assuming Unit lhe expenses are uremei
than they ought lo he, sueh ou mlt*-
sioners are solely respuiisihle lor any
expenses under this head at ail. Mr.
.\hdiae undelivered to  prevail  on  theui
to   lake   his   e vide ll e i   Hiiutiii)* to
collie hack. Ilm tlie point thev wuru
seeking to make- wus lo gel him out. ol
thu way, with lhe prohuhlllty ol ma na, -
big to take his evidence tit ad, I'm.- is
a strong thing to say, hill let us Bee \t
w liairhas t run-pi red Blncu on that lion .1
and in Mie Council, does not prove whul
wa huve suid to ne true, Mi. Duv'ihou,
us u comndssiouur, hud lo tuny nui. tnu
whole of thi- arrangements lor the Investigation, asking ilmir lordships' consent lo una thing after another. Under
their instructions, therefore, these tvit,-
iiesses were summoned to appear, liy
their resolution, the investigation ims
held, ami, when expenses liad to he
promised or paid beiore evidence wus
given, both .Mr. Johnston uml .Mr.
.Simpson refused to sum-lion sueh payment. In Jim discussion of I he question
iu the Council, Mj*. Davison made this
clear, .Now, surely we can only eome to
one conclusion on ihe mutter: tliailTiey
ilid not, uiinl, uml tried lo hinder us fur
us possible, uny investigation into Ihis
matter. Tin' cry of .Mr. MeKae'sexpen-
scs wus not known to them ut. this lime,
so lhut this could not he tt reuson for refusing to pay them. No, everything
goes io show that whutever these gentle-1
men did, wus done against llieir inclinations, und in spite of them. Never was
lhere a weaker hoard lo sit on an important question than the present police
commission, und tiie free Press, with its
friends iu the Co lip I'll, drills tlie nature
of tin. expenses before the public, to
blind them to the real facts of the ease.
Mr. Bradley wisely asked, What has the
result of llie investigation In do with the
sanctioning of the payment of the bills?
They were contracted in d must he paid, |
ami Aid. Wilson reminded them of tlie
true cause of tlie expense.
1 hear that arrangements ure complete'
for the consideration of the exclusion of
Chinese from tlie mines,     1 hope tiiis
news is correct.   This matter ims dragged long enough,     If   the responsible j
minister hud uny sense of   duly   nbout I
liim this would huve lieen   settled,   und
f the old party uf protec.ion, purity I "'ben he failed lo "bring this fm-waril the
'      -      * "-;u! members nave never done anything
and   in
duction
other deserving cases a le-
has been   made.      No case,
deserving or otherwise, wasevor refused adniillancc to ilie Home.
Your-. I rule,
A. id.   I''u:.\ni:s.Ci.i.\T(>.\.
"Sister Gortrude,"
Tin: Wiioi.k Stoky of Ihe wonderful cure-; by Hood's Sarsaparilla is
s i 'old:   It makes ilm Id I rich,
pure and nourishing, Il cures scri -
lulu, catarrh, rheumatism.
A fashionable weddlnu is expected to
take place in this ally !u the near future.
Municipal Notice.
This is the last day but
TWO for paying Taxes, to
entitle persons to a rebate
of one-sixth.
S. GOUUH,
Collector.
C. G. & 0.1. Westwood
BASTION STR3JCT
Are now prepared to cut Down old
Axles, hy une of ui) Improved Machine, uuiktny tlicni us good as new.
HORSESHOEING
GENERAL BLACKSMITHING
CARRIAGE WORK
Done in the most approved man nor,
Thoir prices aro right,   run und see
Clothes Cleaned...
Repaired and Altered
Hy W. II. KKXY0.N
1W" Hi! IiASTloX BTREET
HOT Next door I" WMtwnods'.BliioltBmitli
FOE
BIG MEN
ONLY
We have a very complete line
of Laro-e Sizes 'in MEN'S
UNDERWEAR.    A full range
of prices.    You can have tlie
Canadian make or the best
Scotch, which comes in pink
•and natural colors.
Sizes, 42, 44, 4o\
STEVENSON & CO.
GREAT CASH DRY GOODS AND
MEN'S FURNISHINGS HOUSE
Commercial St., Nuiiaiiiio, B. C.
1'. ii. Ilox 801
lo ^^^^^
In push tiie Uoveriiineiil.
waiting.
)1U Clollioa Hindu equal lu new.
>Ve  sue slill
tin institution and has retarded the I
progress uf this island there can he
COMMUNICATIONS,
Oo te Want to Borrow ?|j
nn
.•f I.huu ropiiyiiblu
.f'j.euii repiivablc
devil."
Our contemporary is quite we
cnnie lo all ih • comfort it cnn derive from such tlieulogy. As for
our part we are not afraid  that by
leave it alone altogether."
The Smeller.
We are pleased to observe that
our suggestion to seeure lhe establishment of a smelter in ihis city
hits met with very general favor,
hope   thut immediate action
This column ie open to the public ond we
liearlily invite the citizens to make
use ,f il for discussing public t/ues-
tions.
Tlie Veronica Home.
Eoitor Mam.:-I relumed from
Vancouver on Tuesday, -271 h inst,
or 1 would have earlier replied to
the letter of "Ohurchman" which
appeared in your i.-.-ue of the 23rd
inst.
J may at once Bay that Ihe information usked for by "Churchman" would have heen given to him
readily, had he applied for it direct
■' monthly In s yenrs, nt"$7,60
mutitlilv iu s yen™, "i 1)115.00
inoiitlilv in 8 yours, ul $80,00
otlier amounts in proportion.    Lonu
only cm First .MortitUKe on  Imprnvc-I 	
Uliy Property.   l,*jui'r.(i'i.K Savi.-us. Loan \*
lU'ii.i'iNu association,il Porontn •: ,Torouli
UEO. 1.. SCIII.TKY, At..nt
Kuimi Nt.. 1 i. Johnston lilock.
11 Mi IIH
Are now ready for your inspection, the
designs, quality and styles being the choicest from the looms in Great Britain.
Have also a job line of 100 suits of
ENGLISH AND SCOTCH TWEEDS AND SERGES
Which I will sell for $27, the best value
ever shown in Nanaimo. Soliciting your
esteemed orders, and thanking you for
past patronage, respectfully yours,
THOS. C. M0KGAN, '
Commercial Street.
S
}
t
t
t
linn
Odd and Sifcrsn.it!i...
Diamonds land all Precious Stones
mounted, Wedding (lings made in
order and engraved on Bhorl notice.
Repairing finished gopd as new, al
low prices.
L. H. HILLS
COJIMBKCIAI STltKKT
■%<•*"
reauuv, na I ne appucti torn direct i ii        . jy—i ;yi	
Vesica8 85. fuShaTe &£T \ »■ »S DlKCtQFy
We
our strategical dictator looked
around for fresh fields to conquer,
and selected Chinatown as the next
scene of operation. The plans were
laid and forces drilled and placed
in the field, and once more the local
Von Mpltke was a conqueror. The
heathen were given a taste of
good British law and the civic treasury considerably enriched. Such
(.ealousiiess on the part of a judicial officer might be commendable
if consistently and discreetly car;
ried out, and shows  what   he   was
Unit if
source
i capital
necessary to develop our re-
■.    When those resources: are!
profitable It0 «■
irst, with reftard lo  the   money
subscribed   toward    tl.e    building, 	
f,,n,l       s;,,,.;,,,.    ,1,,,    ii „,,„, ,,t    RAHKEK * POTT8, Unrrotwii and Solicitors,
lunil.      seeing    Unit    tin*   amount  U  commercialslroet.
available was quite insufficient  tor       ,.,vl. ,,       —7Z~7",—7. rr
1    , .    ., .. . ;('   1. i A.M., Barrister ami Bolloltor, Room 11,
erect the proposed buildinir, several   w.  Johnston Block.
of tbe sub.criners, whom I consul-'.., INNI.;s ,v „iIW|,:j( c,,,,iM,.r... i:„.,m ti
thai   it   would be the  -^  Jolni'ton Block, Commercial street,
course to il i nothini;
BAHHISTEKS.
.HAVE   YOUR
Shirts, Collars and Cuffs
*zm DONE   15V  TIIK	
rioneer Steam Lmintl
Hy so doing you will PATRONIZE WHITE LABO]
And help to GET KID OF TIIK t ELM.,- •• i
Dye Works in connection.
1*. 0. Ilox  il."..
D. M. STEWART, Proprietor.
YARWOOD ,v Voi'.Mi. Barristers, corner ol
Uonimerelal and llticilon streets.
.. u„ .i„   „      i.-i„ i,.,i  „.;ii, speakins? out in no  unmistakeauie
to eet a hust e on.     rlushed   with    ■ .,, .       , ,, ,, ..      „,    ,,„„_.,-j
the success of his Fraser street raid  *™ «>" "" **»****. *«-' •" «*>«« ! "M *». " "" '" ,?'  "&*'• /"' So8t ZZui
frighten Iron, our midst tbe capital I -* » "01 known that already N an-1 ^ThlS dlSSSon  until   the general
couver ana Westminster are vieing i    •       , ■   v     •     ,   i
n business depression in .Nanainio bail, i!()T ivtst
with each otherin their propositions j bcen ,.t, vt(p    There being „„ im*L gARDY ■   -—      - „-^—
ill as to guarantee   a  profitable U) il la,'-c smelting company  for provement  in  this respect, I have j T. ,.;.„'(.' •/•ryiMniy'sT'i,ioKo'iiiimo'iitfla 0n"'
return this is all we need to show, lhe erection of comprehensive works abandoned  the idea of erecting a
i    f.i- i i       ,      t       i  ' io,   tl.i,    Mninlnnrl       Whu   sluuil,l   ' tome here, anil  have   surrendered
iidoftluswehavealieatlviibuiid- on  the   Mainland.     Why   sl,,.1,1 ,
not    Nanaimo  enter   into   these •    ,  ,       ,      ■, .   ,,,
Instalments pan! on account of these
negotiations,    lhe advantages of hotg were raa{ie |,y myself, no por*
  this  cily   are tremendous,   and   if tion  of the money   puhlieiy   sub-
In the course of its  intermittent! our   citizens   would   consider  the | scribed  having  been  used for this
and
ance
hi-
'- 1"*' tm>
In a New Role
editorial spurts lhe Kree I'ress of
recenl dale gives the people of Na*
liiiiino the following little homily:
"It is only  as   a    united   people,
prepared to sink local and personal
capable of doing to please I he party jealousies and rivalries-, thai weoan
then in power. Even during ibis expect to reap even a partial bene-
short period of activity be discriminated and only raided lhe gamblers
of Chinatown, leaving thnseon Com*
piercial street practically free to
do ae they please.    But contrast the
matter liberally, there is
doubt but that a proposal could be
placed before this smelting company, such as could not be passed
'iy iu favor of the Mainland rivals.
The importance of prompt action
fit   from    the    many   valuable   re- '
s uirt c- which nature, with abounli*
lui band, has placed   at   our  own
iloor,-, ami within our reach."
This is good -ihe noble breathings   of  holv   man  -lhe  soothing
fottpnpf the police department this 6entiinents and fatherly  advice of j
is apparent.
hoiilil   iinihiiig
m
done in the way indicated,   and an
elaborate smelting plant be erected
on the Mainland, it is clear that it
would   he   ii much   more  difficult
matter to build up* works herein
competition   to   those   already  in
mellow wisdom.    Thanks. [operation.    Now is" tlie time to act,
'lhe   world.grows   better.    Our the present is heavy with magnlfl-
contemporary    declaims    against J cent possibilities,  and   let   us re-
"personal jealousies and rivalries." member that neglected opportuni-
Surely "h bile the lamp holds oui to  ties can never return.
burn the vilest sinner may return."!  """
We believe in repentance — in ! W<" hope that our local civil
change of heart. Our theology is servants will not be inclined to
good. Ami yet wo have always Innl follow lhe erratic, frenzied, and
our "intellectual difficulties," and Erencbifled e.\umple.s of the dis-
in ibis case we cannol fully believe »•«!•»<. medico at Victoria, should
that ibis erstwhile organ "of spiie anything "happen," whicli it is to
antl spieon—characterized   by   bit-  be Imped   will   not   be   tho   case.
j.,i„ I purpose, my Intention having been
to hand over the land to the Home
as my own contribution.
As it is not found practicable lo
erect the Home, all donations will
be returned to the subscribers on
application, ami with reaped to ihe
proceeds of lhe concert and such
Subscriptions ns may not be applied
for, ii is proposed to ask the subscribers lo kindly meet together
and determine or appoint a committee to decide as to their disposal.
HKNTISTH.
DU. mason. Dentist    Extracting a specialty,
iliif innl Ether administered.
Office, Odd fellow's Blook, Nanaimo.
\y   .1.   I'I'llHY,   11. 11. S„ liruvll Illtirk.
t> .  class work i-uaratitoeU.
Flrsl
DUUDOISTS.
/1 It list'K NT l-HARMAOY.   Il-i.i. .1- stkaiim.im,
"    proprietors.  Victoria Croseeiit,  DmpeiiBtiiH*
mul f liy ret Ipt-n n specialty.
M
ItllWKI.l,, jVI'KINS, WATS.IX I'o . l.iiiillf.l.
Morllca] Hull rner» ominerelal nml lias*
lion streola.   Tolopliotio l-u-.i.
I'YK   WOJIKS.
VAMIMt.   IIVK   WoUk-S.-lly..|„K, CI,,,,,,,,,"
J-"   and Repairiui;    14 Mlool atroot.
U. t'u'iii.Tus. Ktanager.
EXCELSIOR MARKET^®)
MRS. 51. A. It OWK, Proprietor, J
Gor. Haliburton anil Keedham Streets'
In Mm* place for in
MS nnt, a
____.^_    l
in :?ti'i>ic and Pnnoy *.
Groceries,
Dry Goods,
Boots and Shoes,
Patent Medicines, Etc
Gire Her a Call and be. Convinced.
iifflininn.,
THE
NEW METAL
Makes the
Most Permanent
a.,,i Artistic
iSi«>n Letter
a
I'isil   MARKET.
MAI'.sll. Wholosalo  Dealer In  Fish
titinit', Daatloii Street, N'analmo.
year with last, and note the woncier
ful change, Neither Police .Mattis-
trate nor his henchman, Chief Crossan, are awure that there is such a
thing as prostitution in lhe cily.
The fan-tan games of Chinatown
need dread no interference from the
sprightly chief. The drunks are, ns
a rule, dismissed with a warning;
drunken rows and breuohes of the
peace go on unchecked, and we
kiwjv of at least one case of violation of the Sunday lnw by I saloon
keeper that wau allowed to go  by I ternessand ungrainnintical vt'ilgari- Should the worst come to the worst,
Awarded
Highest Honors—World's Pair.
FT* ?*.■» •
default.	
It may be asked what are we go-
ties—and controlled  by a clique of however, il would be well for those
unprogressive  and   seitish   mono- interested to look up our member's
IKSUUANCK ANli FINANCIAL AQKNT
|ti do about it?   Candidly, we don't polists—is sincere nuh either in its ''"Ic *-oori. before suggesting bullets.
m
v V mrukiaum
MOST   PERFECT   MADS.
A pure Giapc Cronm of Tnrt.-.i Powder.    Ftc-
ftoni Ammonia, Alum ur anv otlierndlllteiam
MVVOWE, Klttniifiiil nml Insurance Asont,
•  lohiiRtou Block.
l:i:AI,   ESTATE—INSURANCE.
tjlOKKMAN £  IIAIillV, Heal Kmate lirultcrs"
I.    Uastloti mrtiiit.
SECOND-HAND STORE.
I j   TAVI.OI:, lunlcr 111 all kind" ol New and
!/« Si'i'ihkI lliui'l I'lirnloire, nml  t'linty Arll-
fles ol overy deaorintlou.
Mnstuiii' hilllilhij*.
WATCHMAKER.
10S. Jl. IMtOWN. M-ntphniilliiT.
V nml t-liifks fiii-t'fully nleaned ai
tVirimr Church nml I'liitjinl itreeta.
WHtehea
I ropalred.
NOTICE.
40 Years the
:.adard
ALL FREIGHTS left on Ihe
Niiiiiiiino Wharf Co.'s Wharf
will bo at owners' risk.
A. R. JOHNSTON & CO., Wharf ngers.
QooUr Dellvoroc) Proo to tiny part <:f the City
The Crescent Boot and Shoe Store
HHAKKSl'KAHK.
To be or not to bo. nil tojiguoo repont,
van WHlT-FXKLD'a (arooUB boota and shoos hu
bent?
Loud echo rrlt'**, " Be beat thev never will
Whilo lent I ier'8 leather, nn.l while t-kill laHktll."
DtlRRd,
Wouhl I hnd llve'l to 806 ilk foot
Frne heel to (oe. fine sole lo cult,
Wcel covered wl1 a WHITKIKLX) hoot,
r-ne nnel nnd bratv;
O' health nnd hflpplliGSfl the root
Are tiiey ton'.
Had they but lived to let nie ken
What good bootj were, tlll'00 jfcore nnd ten
Had heen me toddliu1 hnt nud hen
At my (oneernjt.
Ami clmrinln' miinltiiid'wl1 my pen.
8iglied, ItoillllK   IHUtNH.
BCOTT.
0 Caledonia,atom and wild,
How blest ninr-t he each ninii and etifld,
And mother, wife nnd mnldeii fair
Who \\ IHTKIKI.li'H boots nml shoes may wear
Laud of brown heath nnd shaggy wood.
Von know how cheap they are mid good,
The work tlmt leaven llielr >ki If nl hand
1 hi ■ mme superior in the land.
My onnntry'fl tiirifi is overthrown
II ii this truth loin never known.
lu existence
MRS. H. KNIGHT
NANOONK
sole Ai-rut fur iniiisii Columbia
:
j
Local A-rent, JAS.  11IKST
NANAIMO
M
[1
1
Shamrock Livery Stables
NANAIMO, B.C.
UUP BROS.
TEAMSTERS
DRAYMEN
I SchoolShoesal   WHITFIELD'S
Specialty.   )      30 Victorl*. Crescent.
An Bxprenn Van nii'f.ls nil
Trains nml ^iciiinci'H Dully, un
On lluiiil to Oi't er at any Imnr
Telephone 8—i
FIRST-CLASS TURNOUTS;
AT KKA.'-ONAHJ.:; R.lTU
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