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VOL. 1I.-NO. 4».
NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1896.
$.,000 STOCK OF BOOTS ADD SHOES
ca*    Ta Going Rapidly_
Nothing astonishiug in that, however. It
is the extremely low prices we are asking
that surprises	
We are going out of the Shoe Business and
. must get rid of the Stock	
Look va up early if yon want to Secure.
BARGAINS.
Our Grocery Stock is up to date in every particular. .We are showing the finest range of
Christmas Fruits ever offered in this City.
We have ....
New Almonds
New Dates
"    Filberts
"    Prunes
"    Walnuts
"    Pears
"    Brazil Nuts
"   Peaches
lb.
New Figs in boxes of Ub., 101b., 301b.—in bulk, 8c.
"    Currants, thoroughly cleaned, very choice.
"    Sultana, •' " "       "
"    Layer Raisins in boxes of 51b, 101b, 201b.
"    Valencia Raisins only 10 cents per lb.
"    Muscatelle Raisins, the best we ever handled.
" " "       seeded, ready for use in
packets, 6 for fl.   These are very choice.
Peels, Keiler's, the best made.
Ontario Apples, B.C. Apples,
Japanese and California Oranges
Kippered Herring, Bloaters, Labrador Herring, etc.
And a whole range of nice things for Christmas.
1 lb.
The People's Store,
Victoria
Crescent.
*^^e*^^k^^^^k*^^k^0*0*0^^ki,tkl0^>t*k)ee^k)m^^
Christmas Bargains*
We Arc CIo rng ont the Balance of Oar-
Jacketa and Mantles,
Trimmed and Untrimmed Hats.
Feathers and Trimmings.
Children's Millinery.
Fur Boas, Capes and Collars
Dress Goods
Mantle Cloths
Wrapper Flannels
Boys1 Suits and Reefer Jackets
At Immense Reductions for Cash....
Call Early and Secure Some of
These Bargains	
J. S. STANHARD & CO.
1 rW1
CRESCENT STORE.
Nanaimo, B. C.
.««, OKELL & MORRIS' PRESERVES
yon'r
Thajr ARE  ALL RIGHT, ap>'lul-i,
They ait
THE PUREST AND BEST.
Madt from BalMt mitt and Cane 8njrar.   The greatest ean la exercised In ihel: nrcDara-
tion and exqnulte eleanllnesa observed.   We only make one quatlty-the beat—
the same aa supplied to the order of Hia Rxoelleney Lord Aberdeen,
IKY Mil CHEAP JIMS 1 BUY OKU IMOIMS'. Thy in tin Purest ui Bnt
M|^a^H»j^^^g   '
(••"**'
In a Blue of 61oij_^>    ,
No matter what other
gifts take your fancy
you can do nothing
wiser than come and
look at what we have
to show in Slippers for
Christmas and New
Year's presents.
...AU Right Prices...
ORR & RENDELL'S
Do You Want to Borrow
Utpj     tepayaole jmoiiUilj In 8 yean, at S7.BO
1I,WH1 repayable i-ioiitiily In ' yeara, at 115.00
(•pnyaole-m
,., repayablemot..  _. „	
•1.000 repu-al'leninnthlr In 8 years, at 180.00
Other -unoun > jn •jroportl-***. I/oans made
only ou Flret ilnrjigavo ou Improved Town or
City Property. Ehuitaiu Bay-mo-, IjO»h amd
BDUDlMa AimoaATion. it Toronto St., Toronto.
GEO. Ij. 8CHETKY, Agent,
«toom No. if, John«(ou Black.
Fish ai^d
Q-amQ Market
BASTION STRgET
SHIPPING BBPPUKD
IO. HABSH, Prop.
FOR AN ARTISTIC GOT
-AND-
REST WORKMANSHIP
PALL ON,
CALDWELL,
The MERCHANT TAILOR.
COXf J3CMT, STBKBT.
What are Yon Going to Give Me for...
CHRISTMAS ?
This is what many people are saying.
Tt is a very hard question to answer; the
only thing to say is: "I don't know yet; I
am going to the CASH BOOT AND
SHOE STORE to see what they have and
I will let you know."
Men's, Ladies', Misses' Children's and Infants'
Footwear,
/■ Tn all Styles L^
I      i l 'iaa —i
Ladie^ Waterproof OYer^abers,
Men's Fancy Slippers.
Gash Boot aiid S^oe Store
17 and 19 G0**-**l**Qcl*c**al Street
E. E. G. Jolwsop, MUr.
AT THE NEW ST0R
You will find a general Assortment of
Toys, Work Boxes, Handkerchief and Gloye
Boxes, Toilet. Cases, Manicure Sets, Perfume
■ Bottles, Jewel Cases, Photo Albums, Writing
Desks, and also, just arrived...
A line of Tinware, Nails, Tubs, Washboards,
and numerous other things which we will be
glad to show you.
Wall Paper; come and see.
Miners' Files, 3 for 50 cents.
STETMSMOS.
46 Victoria Crescent
"Ring Out the Old"
"Ring in the New"
j^uction Sale.
-AT HE-
CITY AUCTION ROOMS.
-OK-
Xmas Eve., December 24th.
At 7:80 p.m., Sharp.
OF J APANE8E CHIN AWARE,
BRIC-A-BRAC, ETC.,
**-- i   a
About 12 Sets of Standard Work! (Ccmplato)
All to be told Without the Slightest Reserve
ITBoom for You All .40
Don't miss this Sal* aa a tin, chance la given
you lo got jour Xmas rrasems at your own
prtct.
J. E. GOOD
AUCTIONEER
P. O. Box tes.
A MKBRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AU:
Stove Repairing.
EXTENSION   FRONT   ORATE8
EXTENSION   BACK  URATES
Will St moat any Ston.
AU kinds of old Cook"
Stoves bought, sold or
Exchanged.
Goods of every
description bo't
■nd sold.
D. TAYLOR.
Masonic Building, Commercial Strait.
NOTICE.
ALL PERSONS having claims
against the Nanainio City Publio
School Trustee Board must pro-
sent them to the Secretary on or
before Saturday the 26th inst.
By order,
A (SOUGH,
Secretary.
Nanaimo, -22nd Dec, 1896.
I
OD
ft
VEGETABLES
For Wholesome
Vegetables of ail
kinds that are in
season, get them at
..DUGGAFS..,
who will call on you
once every week.
Listen lor his bell.
Good Potatoes,
at moderate prices.
Onions, 11 lbs., 25c.
100 lbs. for (1.65.
Reserve your order until he
calls.
Store—Day's Old
Butcher Shop,
Nicol Street.
VEGETABLES
1
§
OD
0*p**u Flag's p-rsy Mar*.    t» osnts.
Any present subscriber to the
Mail oan have the Weekly Glebe
from now to the end  of  1897 for
MAYORALTY
ELECTION.
At the request of a large number of the Electors of Nanaimo
City, I have consented to allow
my name to be placed in nomination for the position of Mayor
of Nanaimo for thc year 1897.
I shall endeavor, during the
time at my disposal, to meet as
many of the electors as possible
and explain my position upon
the many questions affecting our
City and at a later, date to address a public meeting to which
all will be welcome.
Your obedient servant,
g. g> wBSTWoop.
CLEVER CAPTURE.
Constable MeLeod Has an Exciting;
Experience With a Burg*
lar.
He Jumped Over tbe BInff on Chapel
Street, And is Seriously
Injured.
Constable McLeod of the Provincial
Police bad a rather unpleasant experience this morning with • burglar. It
appears that yesterday the dwelling of
Jas. Mcleod, the section hand on the
railway and about 8 miles south of the
city, was burglarised, as wellaa a Chinaman's house in that vicinity. Last
night a man sold agun to Barney Aaron-
son and Constable McLeod and the city
police had been keeping watch for this
man during the night. This morning a
little before eight o'cloisk, Constable
McLeod entered David Taylor's store,
and whilst in conversation, a man entered and offered for sale a pair of blankets and a pair of Chinese new pants.
The constable at once placed the man
under arrest, and he at once made a
break for the door pushing the constable on to the show case and breaking
it.
On reaching the back of the court
house the constable intended taking his
man there for safe keeping, but he refused to go and used some bad language. He then made a break for liberty and on reaching the top of the bluff
overlooking the ravine, and notwithstanding the warnings of the constable
deliberately jumped. Being handcuffed, it was rather dangerous work,
•nd resulted in very serious injuries.
On being taken to the Provincial Jail
he refused to give his name, but Chief
Stewart told him he would do so before
he left that establishment.
Ur. Davis has been called in to attend
the prisoner.
Constable McLeod has obtained necessary warrants and gone out to search
for the other goods, as the opinion of the
police is that others of the gang are in
the vicinity.
  «**«>
Services will be held Christmas Day
at St. Albans Church as follows: Holy
communion at 8 a.m. Matins with
anthem, sermon and choral celebration at
10:30 a.m.   Evensong, 5 :S0 p.m.
Central Hotel Restaurant
Christmas Day, Dec. 25th.
Mid-day Dinner from 12 to 3 o'clock.
TWKNTT-FIVR CENTS.
BILLOFFABE.
sours:
Mulligatawny
visa:
Tenderloin of Sole breaded and Tartar
Sauce.
boiled :
Mutton and Sauce Piquant
bilisubs :
Celery.
salad:
Itallenne
entbebs:
Beef Tongue and Tomato Sauce
Oyster Patties
Veal chops a' 1' italicnne
boasts:
Sirloin of Beef and Brown Potatoes
Leg of Veal and Bacon.
Turkey and Cranberry Sauce
Goose and Apple Sauce.
VEGETABLES :
Boiled and Mashed Potatoes
String Beans Turnips
debsbbt:
Plum  Pudding and Brandy Sauce
Hot Mince Pie Lemon Cream Pie
Assorted Fruits.
NEW ADVEBTISEMENTS.
To Rent or Lease.
A six room House, stable and other
out-houses, and 2% acres of land, ten
minutes walk outside the city limits,
near Chase River. For further particulars applv to Jas Bradley, on the Esplanade.
MAIL CONTRACT.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the
Postmaster-General will be received
at Ottawa until noon on
Friday, 12th February, Next,
For thc conveyance of Her Majesty's
Mails on proposed contracts for-four
years in each case, each way between
DENMAN ISLAND and STEAMER
WHARF.
NANAIMO POST OFFICE and E. &
N. RAILWAY STATION.
And NANAIMO POST OFFICE and
the STREET LETTER BOXES.
Printed notices containing further information as to conditions of proposed
contracts may be seen and blank forms of
tender may be obtained at the above
Post Offices, and at this Office,
E. H. FLETCHER,
Post Office Inspector.
Post Office Inspector's Office,
yjct«rf«,J«thD«»mb.i-,l|»«,
City and District
Capt. Necombe, late of the ss. Cutcb.
is in town looking as jolly as ever.
Matters municipal aire .rather flat
these days, but we expect that next
week the municipal kettle will be boiling, i
The regular quarterly prayer meeting
of the W. C. T. tJ. will be held at tlir
home of Mrs. Shakeepear,- Nicol street
on Tuesday next the 2Dth inst at 3:30
p.m. all ladies are welcome.
The Juvenile W.C. T. U. gave a Xmas
concert and sale of work in the Y.M.C.
A. ball on Tuesday evening. An excellent programme was given by the children who acquitted themselves ln such a
way aa to merit a high compliment to
the ladies in charge. Owing to the lack
of apace we are unable to give the programme in detail.
The services at tbe Wallace street
Methodist church on Sunday wiil be of
a special character suitable for tb*
season. Special music by the choir, and
Mrs Green will sing "Calvary "at the
evening service. The Quarterly review
of ths Sunday School will be bald in
the church, and addressed {by Messrs
Wilson' Freure and Powers. Parents
and Guardians are earnestly invited,
Wallace Street Methodist Church Sunday tchool will hold their Xmas entertainment on Xmas night. The title is
"Xmas Bells," and a large bell some 20
feet in diameter, will be erected, on
which will be found numerous presents
for the chllderen. The side door will be
open for the children at 6:45, and all aro
expected to be in their places before 7
p m, at which time the main doors will
be open to the general public. Last Sunday's attendance was the largest in the*
historv of the school.
A large audience assembled in the
Baptist Church last evening the occas*
sion being the annual Xmas tree entertainment. Two large Xmas trees had
been erected and in addition a large
boat, laden with abundance of present*
for the little ones. One feature of this
entertainment was somewhat of a de*
parture from the old style of Xmas
presents. Instead of so many toys the
management had very wisely provided a
number of books. Santa * Claus was
there in full dress, but the old gentleman has lost his voice. We always
thought his voice waa rather hoarse, but
last night he was more for screeching.
We suppose the reason waa be was
afraid of Co(ugh)ing.
St. Albans has been a centre of attraction for a couple of days, and the visitors to the "Fair ofthe Seasons" have
found the hall tastefully decorated and
arranged with stalls representing the
four seasons; of theyear.Spring waa represented by tastefully decorated stall pale
green, presided over by Mesdames Morgan aud Handle and Miss Rand!*.
Summer took the style of a tent under
tbe able supervision of Mrs. Cooper and
Miss Honeyman. Autumn waa really
the most substantial, being the one tu
satisfy the inner man, presided over by
tbe Misses Rendell, Binden and Cooper.
Cold winter waa well depicted ln a suow
dotted canopy in charge of Mesdames
Smith, Potts, and Taylor. The cobweb
and Japanese stall were also well arranged and ably attended to. We hop* the
affair was as great a success aa it deserved, and that the promoters may be satis-
tied financially.
City Poliee Court.
Before J. H. Simpson, P.M.
Frank Willis, of the Balmoral Hotel,
was charged this morning with selling
liquor to a child of the age of 9 years.
He stated that he was not aware he bad
done wrong. Tbe magistrate said ignorance of the law on the part of saloon
keepers waa no excuse, It was their duty
to make themselves acquainted with the
by-laws of the city. He fined the defendant |5 and 13 costs to be paid forthwith.
CITY VS. J. OOBDON.
This was a case in which city collector
Gough sued for the license tax, ank the
defendant was charged with selling intoxicating liquor by wholesale without
a license. The case was adjourned until
Dec. 30 for argument. Mr. C. H. Barker appeared on behalf of the defendant.
Joe Kyte, who said he came from tb*
Old Country, who was charged with
vagrancy, and was allowed until evening te leave the city.
Sunday Servicos.
ST. alban's chubch.
Saint John the Evangelist.    Celebration of Holy Communion at 8 a. m.
Masonic service at 11 a m.    Carol service in the afternoon at three o'clock.
2.30 p. in.Sunday school.   7 p. m. Evensong and sermon.  Rev. Mr. Bosanquet,
Rector, will conduct both services.
.st. paul's chuboh.
Fourth Sunday  in Advent. December 18th. 11 a. m., matins, Litany and
sermon.   2 p. m., Sunday school; 7 p.
m., Evensong and sermon.    This evening,  (Friday),  Boys' Brigade at 7.30;
Choir practice at 8.30.
WALLACE   STBKET    METHODIST    CHURCH
Rev. T. W. Hall, pastor. Services at
11 a. m. and 7 p.m. Sunday school and
Bible class at 2:30 p.m.
BAPTIST CHUBCH.
Rev. W. A. Gunton, pastor. Service*.
11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday school and
Bible class 2:30 p m. B V P A* Tuesday evenings at 8 p m. Mid-week meetings for prayer, exhortation, testimony
and Bible study, Wednesday evening at
8 pm, Everybody ia welcome to all
these meetings.
ST. AN'DBKW'B PRESBYTERIAN CHUBCH.
Services  Ut  11   s.   m. and 7 p. m.
Sabbath school and Bible class at 2:80
p. m.   Preacher:—Rev W.  B Cumm
Ings.
SPIRITUALISM.
Spiritualists' Hall, 1. O. O. F„ (new
block). Sunday evening next at 7:30
p.m.
HALIBVBTO!* STREET METHODIST CHURCH.
Services at 11am. and 7 p.m. Sunday school and Bible class at 2:30 p.m.
Rev.. J. D. P. Knox, pastor.
• ee
The Governor-General    and   .Lady
Aberdeen  returned  to Ottawa for th
season, after a thro* months' stay.tn.
Britlah Columbia, ? *"
■<*. . -,
fhe Turner Government-
Them out—Why?
Turn
BY W. MARCHANT.
AGIUCL'LTURE.
A problem that is getting every
•year more difficult to solve is one
presented in the oft-quoted question: What quo we do with our
boys? The avenues of employ ment
suitable to boys seem to be closed
in this country. The average
father wonders what he can do for
■the growing lads that are around
him. Those who are in business
invariably use the help of their
boys in their own stores. Government employees solicit patronage
from the Government for their
.boys. Well-to-do professional men
generally try to train tlieir youths
for some one or other of tlieir professions. The ordinary mechanic,
laborer, miner and clerk often finds
it a problem difficult of solution;
the problem of getting their boys
taught useful trades in a thorough
and efficient manner, or obtaining
reasonably remunerative employment for them.
The reason is not far to seek. The
.conditions of labor in this country
are altogether different from the
.older countries of Europe or the
more settled portions of the East.
In older countries the system of apprenticeship is still largely in
vogue. Without desiring to advocate its revival here, I think no
unprejudiced person can doubt that
it played a very useful part in pro-
Tiding employment for boys, besides pore thoroughly fitting the
future workman for the trade or
.calling he intended to follow. An
English workman is not "Jack of
all trades;" he is a workman know
ing one trade, and usually knowing
that trade thoroughly. Here, a
;boy starts as carpenter, works as a
blacksmith, passes into a machine
shop, undertakes bricklaying, helps
in the barber shop, tries mining for
a while, becomes a full-fledged insurance agent, goes into the real
estate business and finally settles
.down by keeping a store.
The Chinese problem accentuates
the other problem. The "Heathen
.Chinee" is very willing to do boys'
work for boys' wages, and where
plodding, steady work is required
without too great an expenditure of
physical force, the Chinaman is
more valuable than the average
boy. The work in our canneries—
similar to the factories in the East
and Great Britain—could be done
by our boys and girls. But the
slave labor of the Oriental is economically cheaper, and more easily
obtained than that of boys or girls,
and so the Chinaman is in evidence
and a very seriouscompetitor to the
rising generation.
There is one field of labor in the
•province practically uncultivated.
One hive of industry into which
the ubiquitous "Chinee" has not
.entered too much. I refer to agriculture. True, he has entered the
market-garden business. He can
and does probably produce vegetables and some fruits cheaper than
the average white worker. But the
industry of dairying—milk, butter
*nd cheese-producing—cattle, sheep
fiogs, fruit, wheat, oats, hay, he has
left to the citizens of this country.
I want to call your readers' attention to this singular position;
that British Columbia imports
.enormously of almost every agricultural product, notwithstanding
we have millions of acres suitable
for cultivation as yet untouched by
tbuman industry.   Why is this?
In a former article I descanted
upon the failure of the Turner Government's land policy—or want of
.it. I propose in this to deal with
their agricultural policy. I submit
also, that in a true, vigorous, agricultural policy pa.i ut found the
Jrue solution of the problem "What
to do with oyr boys?"
The farmers of British Columbia
are mostly heaven-born farmers.
Their experience has been, in the
main, in o,t.ber walks of life. A few
have had good training in the eastern sections of the Dominion, some
jn Great Britain, a few in this province, but t,be vast majority of our
farmer.**, fruit-raisers, ranchers and
poultry-keepers have just "tumbled
ito it." A man comes to this cnin-
jtry with a little money, filled with
great ideas of the profit of farming.
Coming from the mother country—
where land 'is scarce and tightly
Md—be revels in the thought that
be oan get land for a few dollars
ftf acre'     He invests in; say 100
acres, builds a small house, tries to
clear some of bis land, and after
spending all his money in preliminaries, wonders why it is that farming doesn't pay. Without the
slightest knowledge of clearing,
fencing, the seasons, ca.tl.le,poultry,
markets, the condition ot labor, he
imagines that he will find out these
things as easily as a "duck takes to
water." What wonder is it that
little as our agricultural production is, yet the whole province is
filled with the wrecks of homesteads such as there.
Why (lots not the Government
see the difficulties and provide a
remedy—see the great necessity of
developing agriculture and, as
statesmen, apply themselves to the
work. If I ever get an opportunity to
button-hole Mr. Turner, awaken
Mr Eberts, waylay Colonel Baker
and hobnob with Mr Martin, 1
shall say to them: Gentlemen of the
Cabinet, you have flung to the
winds the magnificent natural opportunities of the province, you
have allowed the worst evils of
monopoly in land; you have subsidised wealthy railway corporations; you have appointed place-
hunters to positions of salaries
without work; you have rolled up
the Provincial debt and increased
the Provincial taxation, but why,
in the name of common sense, do
you not develop some excuse for an
Agricultural Policy?
Why, look here, you have not
even a training farm for boys.
True, you have ordered school
teachers to teach farmingin schools,
hut you know this is simply an
absurdity. You are willing to lend
monev at usurious interest to farmers who want to build creameries,
but as there seems a little risk
about it, you expect the farmer to
take it and not the government.
The'Dominion Government have
erected creameries and cheese factories, and tried experimental farms,
but you, in whose hands thedestin-
ies, particularly of this province,
are, have done—nothing.
Here is a policy for you. Provide experiential not experimental
farms in every farming section of
100 acres each. Let all classes of
work incidental to the settler's life
in British Columbia be carried on
tliere—building, clearing, fencing,
ploughing, sowing, reaping, dairying, etc., under a competent staff.
Then invite parents to send thoir
boys for their board and lodging,
to work at this farm for fixed
periods. Let these boys be taught
thoroughly every branch of the
work of the farm; the boys will
furnish all necessary labor and the
farm can be made productive.
Plant one farm each in Comox,
Cowichan, Saanich, Salt Spring
Island, and at similarly suitable
places on the Mainland and you
have done more to solve the two
problems I have suggested than
you have ever dreamt of—the boy
problem and agriculture.
Then build Creamieries everywhere; try a cheese factory; and
experiment with a sugar-beet manufactory. Loan the struggling settler a little money for clearing his
land at 3 per cent—he often pays
10 and 12 per cent—help the settler by loan of stumping machine.
Get fancy live stock imported to
improve the breeds of horses, cattle, sheep, hogs and poultry. Teach
the people how to keep bees, give
them good information aB to fruit
raising. Interest yourself in freight
rates for the farmer, and fight with
relentless animosity the monopolistic blood-sucking railway corporations that have retarded the
settlement of the land. All this is
progressive, you know, and you
are not progressive, all this will
cost you money, but you know
better than I can tell you of the
many thousands of dollars you are
recklessly wasting which which
might be used for this purpose.
The box of puppets you call the
agricultural department could be
be swept away and the country
would be no worse, but we cannot
do without these things I have
suggested.
And if you will not attempt
a vigorous agricultural policy such
as I have sketched, well get out,
arid let abler men get in and do it,
your funeral expenses will be les3
than your salaries and the country is heartily sick of the whole
business.
As a candid friend, I frankly advise you to present a new besom to
His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, and humbly request him t<
make a clear sweep in the Cabinet.
Many Miners Killed.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Dec. 21.-—
About a score of miners perished
this afternoon by an explosion
of gas in Baltimore No. 2 shaft
of the Delaware and Hudson
Coal Company. Fifty or sixty
others barely escaped with their
lives. The mine when in full
operation employes in the neighborhood of 350 men and boys,
About one-third of these were at
work today and the number of
workers wus further reduced
after 3 o'clock when the day
shift men came out. When the
explosion occurred an hour later
there were probably sixty men
in the m'tne. Of this number
forty or thereubouts succeeded
in getting safely to the surface.
Those who perished were at work
fully a mile from the foot ofthe
shaft. They were driving u tunnel and, so far as known, were
in what was considered a safe
jiln'.-e. The fire boss hud inspect,
e 1 the place in the morning anil
declared it free from gus. The
cause of the explosion is therefore u mystery, ultliougli the
officials huve te-veral theories.
One report is that u full of the
roof in the slope exploded a
quantity of dynamite which was
stored there, and that this in
turn caused u feeder of gus to
become ignited. Another theory is that the gas wus ignited
by a careless workman, and u
third that a blast set fire to the
gas shortly before noon, and that
the men were fighting the fire
when the explosion occurred.
An Attempt at Rape.
William Astor, a colored man,
narrowly escaped being lynched
at Trail Monday morning for
an attempted assault on the 18-
year-old daughter of Proprietor
White of the Columbia hotel.
The girl was upstairs making
the beds and while passing
through the corridor met Astor,
who caught hold of her and tried
to force her into one of the
rooms. Her piercing screams
brought her father to the scene,
but just as he got to the head of
the stairs Astor made a dash past
him. He knocked the old man
down with a stick of wood and
tried \o escape, but was run
down by Constable Sweeney,
who captured him on the river
bank below the smelter.
He was given a preliminary
hearing yesterday and committed for trial. He was brought to
ltossland in the afternoon by
Constable Devitt and locked up
to await the session of court in
June. Astor is a well known character about Rossland, having
the reputation of being a tough
coon. He was once engaged in
the barber business here, his
fase bears the mark of many razor
slashes. When seen at the jail
last evening Astor was sullen
and taciturn, claiming that he
did not know what he was doing
but ventured the remark, "I
know I'll get the worst of it because I'm black."
The Most Complete Stock
-or-
Gents'
Furnishings
IN TIIE CITY, AT
Jas. McGregor's
Victoria Crescent.
THE BEST   —
is the CHEAPEST
The Nanaimo Bakery Excels
Wake up!
up!
SMART & TflORNE,
The Popular Bakers
C. C. McKENZIE,
Land Agent and Conveyancer,
AND ACCOUNTANT.
OFFICE:   FRONT STREET, NANAIMO.
Town l.ols uml Kiirnm for Hale.   Money lu Loan
on Mortgage nt low rates.
Agent for the United Firo Insurance Compart}1
of Manchester, England,
Wake up to the fact that if you,
invest NOW   in   Shares oi
good reliable
Wilful Murder.
Capt. Pittendri-rh, County Coroner,
returneil, to Westminister, from Chilli-
wai'k, where lie had been holiling an
inquest on the body of an Indian who
wns shot on the 3rd inst. The affair
ot-eureil about half-past ten o'dlouk at
night. As deceased was Boing out of the
door of his house he was shot by some
person unknown, and fell bank in the
doorway, saying, "I am "hot and am
goii g to tlle." Dr. Henderson held a post
mortem examination, which revealed
the fact that a rifle or revolver had been
the weapon used. There was no evidence
to throw suspicion on anyone. The jury
brought in a verdict of wilful murder by
some person unknown.
 S* * * *
Another Liberal Victory.
The bye-election in Cornwall and
Stormont last Saturday resulted in the
election of the liberal candidate by
about 500 majority. Thin is a vindication
of the Government school policy, as
this waB the question of the hour, aud
despite the frantic appeals of Messrs.
Foster and Caron, the vote has heen bo
emphatic as to bury tho whole question
without hopo of resurrection.
Arliijgtoij fjotel
MR. J. A. THOMPSON
Having completed the erection of lhe Arlington
Hotel at NANOOSE BAY, this handsome und
commodious hotel is now prepared to receive
and comfortably entertain travelers nud others.
THE CUISINE
Is presided over by Mrs. Thompson, and the I
Table d'Hote constantly provided with all the
delicacies of the season. Combined with the
elegant furnished apartments, tlie visitor finds
the surroundings of the most pleasant description,
Clothes Cleaned...
Repaired and Altered
By W. H. KENYON
£-0- 112 BASTION BTREET
Wh Next door to West woods' Blacksmith
shop. p. o. Box aoi
Old Clothes made equal to new.
Trespass Notice.
WHEREAS, Certain evil-disposed persons have been killing stock on Valdez
Island, Nanaimo District, it is
RESOLVED in future thut all persons
found trespassing on the Wake Estate
of 760 acres ami Indian Reserve of 1700
adjoining will he prosecuted to the full
extent of Ihe law.
(Signed)     BALDWIN IL WAKE.
Sept. 15,1896.   ,I01L\ BASIL,
NOTICE.
Any person selling or otherwise disposing of KEGS, BOTTLES, or TAPS belonging to
the Union Brewing Company
will be prosecuted.
W. E. NOERIS, Sec.
Nov. 13, 1800.
Al
uminnm..
THE
NEW METAL
Hakes the
Most Permanent
and
More
Medicinal value In a bottle ol Ilood'i Rarsa-
parllla than In any other preparation.
Mor* skill Is required, more eare taken, mora
expense Incurred In Its manufacture.
It costs the proprietor and the dealer
Mora hut it costs the consumer less, as he
gets more doses tor bis money.
Mora curative power Is secured by Its peculiar
combination, proportion and process,
which make It peculiar to itself.
Mora people are employed and more space occupied in Its Laboratory than any other.
Mora wonderful cures effected and more testimonials received than by any other.
Mora *a'es and more Increase year oy year
are reported by druggists,
Mora people are taking Hood's Sarsaparilla
today than any other, and more are
taking It today than ever beiore.
Mora and still mork reasons might M
given why you should take
Hood's
| . Sarsaparilla
The One True Blood PurlHer.  |1; six for 18.
, 7*     j»     -nin   eat, all Liver Ills and
j H00ds PHl8Blc.Htwlwto.llc.at-.
Artistic
Sign Letter
You stand to make Big Profits,:
And I^-w
THOMAS KITCHO,
[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
mall Monthly Instalments-
So that everyone can have an interest in Mining and secure part
ofthe Profits that most assuredly
WILL be made.
Iu existence
MRS. H. KNIGHT
NANOOSE
Sole Aireiil for British Columbia
Local Agent, JAS.   HIRST
NANAIMO
The dry-kiln of ilie H.C. Cooperage
Works hub ik'stm.veil liy (ire on tiiilay
The t-i-tiimtlteil ImbMs 1*1,000. The lire-
ini'ii ari'ivuil||inini|itly on tin* miiii- uml
I allocked the |ii'ogiesii of tlie flumes.
Latent returns from Saskatche-
wnii gives I'avis a majority of 129
with nine places to hear from.
The report is again in circulation
in Ottawa that the civil service
hours are about to he lengthened.
It is also said that the ministers
contfemplltte issuing an   order pro*
: hibiting civil  servants from  heing
candidates for municipal oflices
A careful compilation of the
capital accredited lo all the chartered gold mining companies in
Canada give-* a total of over $290,
000,000. British Columbia heads
the list in the number and  wealth
jof its gold mining companies,
while Onturio with its scarcely Ipss
expensive deposits of free milling
ire in the Rainy River district,
come second. By provinces I iie
figures stand: Brit'h Columbia
$•256,312,075; Ontario, $32,094,900;
New Brunswick, $1,030,000; Mani-
oba, $50,000.
The Stamp  Mill at Alberni
Is now in operation. When re*
suits are known, up go the Shares
of all Alberni Companies.
WAKE UP!
WAKE UP!
WAKE UP!
i
And make money while you have
a chance BEFORE the rise takes
place.
Th
. Kit-chin,
MINING BROKER -A £
BR
iKfld Cross Steamer  Portia Has an
Exciting* Trip From Halifax
to New York.
iCrew of a Iiiglit Ship Forced to Take
In Their Cables and Seek a
Safe Harbor.
MINISTER OF RAILWAYS.
New York, Dec. 21.—The be-
luted steamships which laboriously made port yesterday looked frost bitten mid brought tales
of wrestling witli Atlantic gales.
Thero is still a full score of
oceun liners overdue,' some of
them many days. The Red
Cross steamer Portia, which
came through the sound yesterday, hnd one of the most exciting and dangerous trips in her
history. She runs between St
John and New York, touching
at Halifax. Wednesday whilo
running for Pollock Rip a terrific storm froiq t**e easl northeast hurled itself ngninst the
Portia The sk-nnicr was ut the
time crossing the Bay of Fundy.
It seemed as though the Portia's
sixteen terrified passengers were
nil in the waters ofthe bay bombarding the vessel. The lifeboats of tho starboard quarter
were smashed iu, davits twisted
into spirals by the crushing
grasp of the roaring seas, bulwarks were levelled at the stern
und derricks, stanchions, ventilators and other deck furnishing jammed and knocked out of
position, Capt. Parrel! hove to
for three hours. When the Portia arrived in the vicinity of
Pollock Rip the lightship was
nowhere to be seen. She had
either been wrested from hor
moorings hy the gale or been
obliged to slip cables nud run
for her life and tlic lives of her
crew, leaving every ship that
i-aine her way in danger from
the shoals which mark that part
ofthe .Massachusetts coast. Capt
Farrell changed his course and
put right out into tlie Atlantic
200 miles, steaming around
Black Island am! entering the
sound. Tlie Portia's passengers
were joyful at tlic thought of
stepping on something firm
again. The Atlas line steamer
Alpo, Capt. Long, which left
Halifax uu hour after tlic Portia, wus headed directly for
Sun by Hook. She was also hit
by the gale and wus hove to for
thirty-six hours.
Where is (lie Women'"
Miss Mary Bruiloy, of whose
unfortunate circumstances mention has been made ill these
columns on previous occasions,
has been taken back to the Pro*!
vineial Jail from the Hospital.
This girl is now sharing a cell
with two other women, both of
whom have been convicted of
some crime, and one of whom is
a notoriously bad character.
Miss Bailey's offenses are that
she is au orphan, friendless,
penniless and in very bad health.
We hear a lot of gush nowadays
nbout Christian charity, but,
when in a civilized country an
lS-yeiii'-oh) girl can lind no bettor ..hilterin her need md sickness than a prison cell, we fancy
thut the less suid iu that connection the better. If the men
won't take the matter up, cnunot
we appeal to the women to do
so? Let some of the mothers of
Kamloops with daughters of
their own investigate tho case
und mako an effort to secure for
the girl the accommodation her
sex and necessities en title her to.
It ts true that she is a half-
breed, but she is none the loss a
.woman,—Kamloops Sentinel,
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Tbe Chinese Question.
Ex-Alderman Hewitt of Toronto, who
lias lieen in Hosslaml and British Co-
I n in I >i« we don't know how many weeks
.took oixaeian at the banquet in nro
posing the toast of "Our American
Cousins" to pledge himself and Mr.
Blair ai being opiiosed to legislation
.which would exclude Chinese from Can-
suta. We.regret that this matter has been
brought up at this time us we are confident Mr. Blair will change ids views
if he has any, on tlie Chinese question
when he eome" to study it at first hand.
We take this opportunity however, of
assuring him thai mi this question Mr'
Hewitt represents very few in Boss-
lumi or Kootenay exiept himself. If Mr.
Blair and his administration should
dei-iile to i-liaiiipion tin' Chinese lie run
rust assure,! Unit the building oi seviirnl
railroads through the Crow's Nest. I'iiss
would not suffice to elect a single-liberal
memlier from this province at the next
election. Mr.Blair will hear and see more
of the Chinese when he gets to the coast.
—ftjjlUilJ AJiujr,
CONTINUED FBOM LAST ISSUE.
In reply, the minister expressed
his thanks for the address presented
to him by the Association. During
his sojourn in British Columbia he
had received a number of complimentary addresses, but this was the
first thatliademanatedfrom friends
of his own political party. The
could understand that having to
reply to addresses from non-political bodies, he had to some extent
contracted habits not easily broken
off.
Speaking to the address he said
that he was satisfied and proud of
his colleagues, who were men in the
prime of manhood; men who had
been successful in their business
concerns, and who would bring into
the administration of the Government, business knowledge, business
integrity and clear records. As for
the grand man who now sits at the
head of the Executive table, to
know him is lo love and respect
him, and to admire his business
capacity and moral character.
Referring to the wealth of the
Kootenay district, he had no idea
of the vast mineral wealth in that
district, and on his return East he
would have some reluctance in telling the truth of what he had seen,
as he would be charged with having
lost his head or that he was grossly
exaggerating the facts.
He had been reported in the
papers as having said that the time
wtis not ripo for a railway from the
Kootenay to the coast. He wished
to say that during his sojourn in
thai district, the matter of a railway to the coast was never once
mentioned, and he never uttered a
word which could possible be construed into any euch meaning. He
was free to say that when the necessity of a Coast Railway was
brought before the Government, he
would give all possible consideration to the matter. He could not
make anv promises, and he had no
mandate from bis colleagues to
make any pledges. The Government can only do what is proper
for it to do, and it must have the
support of Parliament. We must
remember the constitution of Parliament, the great bulk of tho members representing the Eastern provinces and the government, would
have to convince the members thut
any scheme advance by the Government was for the best interests
of the country, before they could
get this support.
He could give them the assurance that the present Government
would deal with British Coiumbia
in a generous spirit, they might
fall far short of the desires ofthe
people, but. if they did the reason
would be that they could not de-
vole as much as they  would   like
to (In.
With reference to the Nanaimo-
Alberni Railway he could only re-
1 eat what he had said to lhe deputation, that the Government would
consider the matter when placed
before them.
Mr. Blair referred to the matter
of reciprocity und said that we can
nol tell yet whether the U. S. is
rendy to entertain the question. He
was inclined to think that the
effect of McKinleyism if it was the
same as when Mr. McKinley intro-
iliiced his famous bill into Congress, would ba rather to place obstacle in tlie way of fair reciprocity.
He Imped that something might
be done on the laws of the treaty
f 1854 and if the Government of
the United States are in favor of
sueh an agreement we shall not be
found lagging. He did not think
we should evince too great a desire
for this reciprocity, or there might
be a despotion to take undue ad
vantage, and the best course to
pursue was to move   along calmly
With reference to the Chinese the
subject was a new one to him. He
was quite aware that in British
Columbia there was a feeling of
opposition to too free ingress of
thii* undesirable element, but ho
had not been informed of any proposals. To encourage the entrance
of this class of immigrants would
undoubtedly prove disastrous to
the mining and other important
industries of the Province, uud it
was incumbent to legislate on this
subject bo as to confine this country
for—he would not say only the
English speaking people—but for
the best of nationalization.
Speaking to the Manitoba school
question he felt sure that the question was dead and buried never to
rase again. The ex-Mi nister of
Finance and Sir Adolph Caron had
been trying to make it an issue in
the election in Cornwall and Stormont, but the victory in that constituency proved that this question
could never again become a live
issue in politics of Canada. Had
coercion been passed as attempted
by the late decayed and decrepit
Government, it would have been
the commencement of a trouble
that this generation would not have
seen the end of.
Cel. Domville also made a few
complimentary remarks, and 'the
party then proceeded to the Quadra,
which had arrived during the
alfernoon, and left on Sunday
morning for Vancouver.
. ; ■»»«■	
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from now to the end of 1897 for
($5 cents.
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AND
The New Vancouver Coal
Company mine at tlieir
Collieries at and near
Nanaimo the following
Coals :
.Limited.
NANAIMO COAL.
SODTHFIELD COAL,
NEW WELLINGTON COAL,
PROTECTION ISLAND COAL.
The above aro supplied in
the following Grades, viz: Double Screened, Screened,
Run of the Mine,
 f&gjs*'         Washed Nuts and
Washed Screenings.
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Have their proscriptions dispensed at
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Tlieir Prices nro Right. Telephone s.
NANAIMO MEAT MARKET.
D. H. BECKLEY & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
VICTORIA ORESCENT,
Telephone 7-9. Nanaimo, C. C.
MeatB delivered free of eliarge to all
parts of the <-ity.
Otllce Tel. -10.   P. 0. Ilox 10.   Hcslileiice Tel. 101.
M. J. HILBERT & SON
Funeral Directors
AZL' Embalmers.
Griiiliinlcs of the Oriental, the Eureka,
tile New Vork nnd Clark's
Schools ol Kinbiiliiiing.
1, 3 and 5 Bastion St., Nanaimo
(Commercial Hotel.
Corner Commercial anil Bastion Sts.
This long-established Hotel is comfortably
littcil up with superior accommodations Ior travelers and others.
'1*. O'COHNEL, Prop.
Union Steamship Co.
Of British Columbia, Limited
Head Office and Wharf—Vancouver
NORTHERN  SETTLEMENTS
SS. Oomox sails from Co's wharf every
Tuesiluy at I) a. m. for Bowen Island,
Howe sminil, Set-hell, Jervis Inlet,
Froei!k,Texi\Ha Island, Lunil, Hernando
Island, Coi-tea Island, Read Island Valdez Island. Shnal Bay, Phillip Arm,
Frederic Arm, Thurlow Island, Loughborough Inlet, Salmon River, Port Neville, and sails every Friday at 11 a, in.
for way ports and Shoal Bay ealling at
Bute Inlet every six weekB.
MOODYVILLE   AND NORTH   VAN
COUVER FERRY.
Leaves Mood yvi I le—8, 9:16, 10:45, 12
noon 2:4 and b :4b p, in.
Leaves Vancouver—8:36, 10, 11:20,
1:16, p.m, 3:15, 6:16, and 0:20.
Calling at North Vancouver each
way, excepting tho noon trip.
Tugs and shows always available for
towing and freighting business. Large
storage accommodation on Co's wharf,
11. II. DARLING, Manager,
Tolephone !W P. O. Box "71
ALWAYS IN   STOCK-
£
GROCERIES,
MINERS' CAPS,
UNDERWEAR,
LAMPS, Etc. etc.
TAXIDERMIST DEPARTMENT—,
Burns and Animals set up in a thorough workmanship manner.
On Hand—Four fine Deers' Heads,
which will be sold for price of setting
them up.   Also a fine case of Birds.
iEWIIG MACHINE NEEDLES OF DLL KINDS.        i
d. s. Mcdonald.
69 Haliburton Street, Nanaimo.
Lodge Notices.
Inkerman Lodge, No. SIB, Sons e" St.
George.—Regular weekly meeting isdeld
in Hubert's Hall, Wharf street, on Ur*
today evening at 8 o'clock. Visting
brethren cordially invited to attend
Feed. Waostaf-k, tee.
PARTIKS HAVING j
Empty Bottles of any Description,
Old Copper, Brut, Zinc or Load,
Can dispose ol same by addresBlngn posll to
II. AARONSON, Box 17S, Nanaim,
Who will call promptly at any address ioVity
ox BabuibH. t '
Arrival and Departure of Mails
NANAIMO POSTOFFICE.
E. & N. RAILWAV.       CLOSE. DUE.
Daily ex. Sun.
Wellington, Northfield and a.m.  a.m.
East Wellington    11.25  8.60
Victoria,Southern States and
places along line of E. & N. Daily ex.Sun.
Railway    8.26 11.50
BY STEAMER.
VANCOUVKIl    HOUTE.
British and foreign, Eastern
Provinces, Eastern States, Daily ex.Sun,
Vancouverand other places p.m.  p.m.
on Mainland of B.C    0.30 5 00
COMOX   KOUTK.
Comox, Union, Union Bay,
Smidwock,Coiii'tenay,tirun-Tu<1". ttl.
tli'iin, Qualicum, Hornby p.m. p.m.
Island and Denman Island  8.20 3.00
VICTORIA   HOUTE.
Salt Spring Island, Burgoyne
Bay, Kill ford Harbor,North
Frl.    Tues
P.M.
3.30
SultSpriiiglslandaiultlub- p.m.
riola Island       8.20
PV   «T±r:l,* Tues. Mon.
in   MAGh. Krl   Thur
Alberni, Parksville, French p.m. p.m.
Creek and Erring ton 12.30 6.00
Krl.   Thur.
Nnnoose Hay 12.30  6.00
P. M.    A. M.
Departure Buy, dnilvex. Sun 12.45 10.30
Cedar (South), Saturday. ..  2.001100
J. H. PLEACE,
A Full Assortment at the Lowest Market Hates
JOB  WORK.
Promptly Attended to.
All kinds ol
Tin and Sheet-Iron Work.
Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo.
SCOTCH BAKERY,
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Cakes.
Pastry,
etc.
AU Materials used in connection with the above
guaranteed to be first
class.
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To Our Readers and
Patrons.
The Mail extends the compliments of thc season to nil
its reuders antl patrons. At the
same time we wish to tnke this
opportunity of thanking our
friends for tlieir sympathy und
support during our first year
under tne present management,
nnd trust that we shall havo
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Christinas be a merry one, you
have our best wishes for the
.coining year*.
What's in a Name?
Cornelius Novello Westwood—
Mayor of the City of Nanaimo! It
sounds good. It looks well. It reminds us of the imperial Caesars
of mighty Rome—of power. No
wonder that ambition begins lo
stir the heart of our worthy municipal law maker. Cornelius Novello Westwood is not a name to be
hidden among the massive volumes
of the land registry office. It was
conceived to stand out prominently
in the archives of our city, to become to all posterity a synonym
for riches, right and rotundity—the
Croesus of a new world.
But—and in this case we have
one of the largest "buts" that ever
stood between a man and glory—
we are constrained to remember
that—
"Full   many  a flower is born to blush
unseen
And   waste its fragrance on tbe desert
air."
and to fear that the pranks of an
unkind fate will preclude "Cornelius Novello Westwood, Mayor of
the City of Nanaimo" from ever
ornamenting the bob end of a
municipal decree.
while in the Council for a year,
to warrant an embryonic belief that
he has any executive or legislative
capacity, progressive ideas, independence or spunk,
 «* «.*» •■	
What the Peoiile Say.
Special. - That Aid. Westwood
looked very much disappointed
afler his canvassing tour.
That as lie and Mr. Cocking left
eome of the houses, the people said
that the old proverb was true,
"Birds of a feather flock  together."
That he will make a good showing on the platform.
That some Methodists in this
city are learning  to play at cards.
That one is especially appointed
to lead off the ball on New Year's
Eve.
That Mayor Davison is placed at
a great advantage in the municipal
race over Aid. Westwood.
That Aid. I'lanla's speeches are
very good if they were only original.
That the Free I'ress editor is
practically the opposition.
That the Mail is making the
Free Press get a move on.
That the Mail ought to be encouraged because it helps the subscribers to the Free I'ress to get
better value for their money.
That Dr Walkem is in a strait
between two.
That he considers one bird in the
hand worth two in the bush.
That he considers the advice of
tlie Mail very opportune.
That if he stops down in Victoria
he will not be at the bird show.
That hi
will not injure him, but it may the
show.
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store.
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Stevenson, as usual, is up to date
with an assortment worthy of a
visit.    In the  centre  window   can
Accident in No 1.
W. J. Pollard, a miner residing
on Victoria road met with a serious
accident in No 1 shaft yesterday
afternoon. Mr. Pollard had quit
work in his stall, and had reached
the top of the incline where a string
of boxes were standing ready to be
let go. Unfortunately, he started
to walk down and
We Sow, and
A pother Reaps.
We have   read in good books—
and do not hesitate to believe—that
Providence often attains its object
through   the   instrumentality    of
babies and, reasoning by analogy,
some  pi our citizens contend that
Mr. Westwood, having utilized the
infant of the North throughout his
aldermanic career, will also succeed
in his purpose.     This would probably be correct were tliere no dis-
inction   between   Mr.    Westwood
and Providence. But, unfortunately, a few differences can be detected,   and   while we do not wish to
detract from the importance of any
fellow citizen, yet the truth is better
told, and here—while in a theological turn of mind—let us subscribe
to the maxims of justice   "Return
unto Caesar the things which are
Caesar's"   and    "Honor to whom
honor is due."     If   there   is any
.credit attaching to the obstruction
,.; ' ,-•;-*•«< in the Council for their
persiBtei ' efforts to :   '   wish
os of th<* public,   it  is   due (
■  V.dwnrd Planta ^''V,.': '
. i   .       -      .i      i I ,.„j to wuiK uuwn auu  before be reach-
be seen an elect rc fan, the old red.   ...... .,    . . ,
l a ii*    c..,*„  ni«„o  ed-the bottom, the boxes were let
house and a real live banta  Ulaus. ,L , .   '      , .   , ,.
1 'go, caught him and carried him to
the bottom.
The result was that Mr. Pollard's
leg was broken below the knee.
Dr's. McKechnte and Drysdale attended the sufferer and he is resting as easily as expected.
Not Anti-Imperial.
London, Dee. 21.—A long interview
appears in the Chronicle this morning
with Hon. A. G. Jones, in which be declares that it is wrong to suppose because a Canadian ministry is pro-American in its sympathy it is therefore
anti-imperial. The ministers, he says,
desire commercial reciprocity with the
United States, but they utterly reject
the idea of discriminating against British goods. An undying sentiment of attachment to Kngland existed in Canada,
Mr. Jones added, and would not be
affected even if she were obliged to
contribute her share to tbe national
defence.
Don't lliink that is all there is in
this store, ior if you step inside
you will lind a choice selection of
Xmas presents of all kinds, and
other goods not only suitable for
Xmas, but for the season's wear.
THOS   MOKGAN.
For a  nice   Xmas   present  for
yourself, go to Morgan's for a fine
suit.    He   has   abundance of   all'
kinds of Tweeds and Serges.
scotch Bakery.
Wilson and Matthews have a
supply of fine Xmas cakes etc.,
which are very tempting.
JAS MCGREGOR.
Gents can have a variety of
goods suitable for Xmas and can
be sure that   the prices are right.
CRESCENT PHARMACY.
Have an assortment of perfumes and toilet articles which are
very suitable for holiday trade.
The dispensing department is. as
absence from the show j usual, in safe hands and customers
can rely upon pure drugs and best
attention.
pimbury & co.
Besides the usual drug and stationery lines will be found a supply
of Xmas presents in endless variety. XmaB cards etc., in great
abundance.
GEO  WHITFIELD.
A good present for your friends
s  a good strong boot for the wet
COMMUNICATIONS.
This column is open to the public and we
heartily incite the citizens to make
use of il for discussing public questions.
We are not responsible for the opinions of
our correspondents.
Editor Mail:—I notice in your
last issue that you state that I am j weather and yon  can get them at
the standard-bearer of the "Simp- tile 0id established   "Whitlields."
sonite party." This I most emphatically deny. I am not brought
oul by the "Simpsonite party",
neither am I brought out by the
Davisonito party. I am brought
out by the citizens of Nanaimo who
are tired of the purile and unbusinesslike manner in which the
affairs of our city have been conducted, and  who, in view  of the
heman's & wamsley.
No one need go without a good
Xmas dinner providing they have
the money, and you can get a supply of meat etc., at Wamsley's and
cheap too.
ORR & RENDELL.
Still it is true that there is nothing like leather when it is well put
very    promising developments of j together,  and you can  rely  upon
the gold, silver, and baser metals,! both   stock   and workmanship at
in our neighborhood,  recognize the ] this store,
fact that Nanaimo must wipe outj caldwell the tailor.
of the council  chambers all party-      „ ... ,    „    , „_„■,■„ *„_
ism and make an effort-a strong!    SultlI1g and    workmanship for
and businesslike effort— to secure
reduction works within her borders
that she may become, as her position and resources demand, the
distributing point, and centre of
our mining industries. These are
the men who are bringing me out
and no others. I am independent
of any party, clique, company,
creed   or    organization.    And   .if
I the most faslidbus. Caldwell has
a little, very little time to spare
and you must hurry up.
excelsior market.
Mrs Rowe has a nice assortment
of Xmas goods at prices within the
reach of all.
DAVID SPENCER.
The Arcade is in good order, and
UlCCU      Ul Mi^aiiitutiwu.        aim      ,*i —      i j
elected, I will work for the interest full of Xmas goods  and   presents,
of the city—the city's interest al- Call and see the articles and you
will buy.
If any civic officer oversteps, or
fails to do his duty, I shall be the
first to favor his dismissal, but I
will not lend myself to any underhand methods to remove any one
to please office seekers.
C. N. Westwood.
Xmas Displays.
D. H. beckley & CO,
At this establishment will be
found a grand display of beef, mutton, pork, veal etc, also a large supply of geese and turkeys. Judging
from the stock, the firm expect a
large Xmas trade. Call and see
the display and you will be sure to
buy.
News of the Day.
Frank Karn. son of D. W. Karn
piano and organ manufacturer, is
dead.
Mr. Howell, of Victoria has
taken charge of the Victoria Lumber Co's store at Chemainus.
Full returns of last Saturday's
election in Cornwall show that Mr.
Snetzinger's majority was 602.
George Jones, aged 85 committed suicide by shooting himself in
head at Owen Sound. He was a
butcher by trade,
George M. Black, of Hastings
died on Monday. He was born in
Balmoral. Scotland, and came here
Duraiit Case.
WE...
WISH
TOU..
A MERRY CHEISTMAS
• • ■ -cLXXCL • • •
HAPPY NEW YEAR.
We wish to thank all our many
Friends and Patrons for their Liberal Patronage during the past year
and can assure them that we will
eclipse all past efforts in 1897 ....
Get all your Tickets in on the Steel
Range before 7 p.m. on January 4.
Counting to be done in the Sloan &
Scott Store
STEVENSOI & CO.
GREAT CASH DRY GOODS AND
MEN'S FURNISHINGS HOUSE
Commercial St., Nanaimo, B. C.
San  Francisco,  Dec.    22. —
What may  prove to  be   tho
beginning of the end of the Du-1
rant case took place in the chain-
ber of the Superior Court yester- j
day. Tho brief of Theodore Du-!
rant was filed and was granted a
re-submission. The attorney ge-1
neral also filed a brief replying j
to the defendant's  counsel. Du-
ant is now  given  ten   days   in
which to file a brief,  replying,
after whicli the cuse  of tho alleged murder,of Blanche Lamont
will be filially decided.
 , ■»	
Blood ib lifk and upon the purity and
vitality of the blood depends, the health
of the whole system experience proves
Hood's Sarsaparilla to be the best blood
purifier.
Hood's Pills act easily and promtly on
the liver ami bowel, mires sink heudanhe.
Room to Let.
COMFORTABLY furnished Room, in
private home, to let, with lire.
Bates moderate. For particulars apply
at the Mail office.
SMART 4 THORNE.
have a supply of Xmas cakes, plum  »rom California in 1869
puddings  and   mince pies.    The
cakes look so tempting  that one
- pot remain without purchas-
THI-. V. I". P. S.
The Chatham Banner printing
office, was badly damaged by fire
on Monday, and the loss is $5,000
chiefly in stock and presses.
Mrs.  Barrett, of Port Townsend
If You Are
In Need
OP
Choice Groceries
Seasonable Dry Goods
Fashionable and
Durable Footwear
and all tlie popular
Patent Medicines
at present on the market, at
Prices That Will Defy
Competition
CALL OM	
MRS. M. A. ROWE
AT THE
Excelsior Market
 CM. HALIBURTON and IEE.MUI SHEETS
oods delivered tree to any part ot the city .
"DONT DEMY^^
ORDERING YOUR WINTER SUIT ANY LONGER.
Tou will need it for the Xmas Holidays.
MORGAN the Tailor has just what you
want for a Good Warm Suit in .... .
English, Irish and Scotch Tweeds
and Heavy *»t«
is THE PRICE.
In Make and Fit I guarantee to please you.
MORGAN THE TAILOB,
Commercial Street.
®2T7
A Big Fire ..
C.C.&B. I. Westwood
BASTION STREET
another oTJHfiBe^ nane) and not|       • .      ,.rll..m{hnve some  has been  holding revival service
to   AM.   Cornelius  Novello West-1 ((, (   ,,,,.,'   ,)f „  ],.,r,,c.  porker at Chemainu       Phi     "''neshave
wood,    Who wa   il that was BoinK fairly   tilocks   'be  dorrway,   and heen well attended, and good
tc* lick A* Wilson?     All    I   Ed   nome little suckers op  rftf  taMe] is being done. ^_
that called look very tempting
In the stovo will not keep
your feet warm while on
the street. You need
shoes suitable for Winter.
If the need is there it is
a crying ono and of the
nature that needs prompt
attention. We have prepared for the need in tho
most encouraging form. _
Our   new  Crack   Proof, CARRIAGE WORK
Water Proof Lace Bal for „_„_... ,„_ „	
men's wear will suit any
ordinary man. Price,
-. . "  J4.00  *5.00.
.HAVE YOUR.
Shirts, Collars and Cuffs
-■ DONE  BY THE —£.
iPioneer Steam Laundry
'mm- \ By so doing you will PATRONIZE WHITE LABOR
^r j And help to GET RID OF THE CHINESE!
Dye Works in connection ■—
P. O. Box 95. D. M. STEWART, Proprietor.
City Market
HEMANS & WAMSLEY
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
COMMERCIAL STREET
P. 0. Box 227 Telephone 7-8
BARRISTERS.
BARKF.lt A POTTS, Hamsters ind Solicitors.
Commercial street.
GF. CASE, Barrister and Solicitor, Boom 11.
.  Johnston Blook.
McINSKS & MclNSEB, Barristers, Room «,
Johnston Block, Commercial streot,
YARWOOD A YOUNO, Barristers, corner of
Commercial and Bastion streets.
BOTANIST.
Are now prewired to Cut Down Old
Axles, by use ol an Improved Ma-
clilne, making them as good as new.
TIIAHI-Y, Botanic Druggist, Wlnfleld Crea-
.   cent.   Try Hardy's Pile Ointment.
DENTISTS.
HORSESHOEING
GENERAL  BLACKSMITHING i.R.'masoK. Dentist    Extracting a specialty
_.__..__   ..,»_,. V  GaaandEtberadmlnltilered.
~ ..-..-.... »..-   ...-..-..j. Oroce, Odd-Fellow's Block, Nenalmo.
ivard
'
ther
n liar?
i.
svorj j
Alben Luyi
was heard above tht —
ruction in the Council for the last
two years? The Infant's! sure.
Why then should the honor and
glory of war be denied him? Why
should a chee chacko in municipal
lift bear the standard? Why has
our local Tammany discarded its
eternal principle of clubbing an
ambitious upstart? But our "whys"
would be infinite if we attempted
to ascertain the. whereforeness of
such enigmas. We stop—no, we
must ask one more and will give
anyone until Jan. 14th to answer
jt.   What has Mr. Westwood done,
STEVENS Mi'..
have made BOme extensive improve-:
ments, andUs now ready to receive
..-   )i  tori brs.    Xmas goods will j
be   ioui.d   in   profusion  at prices
very tempting.
j. H. GOOD.
Attention is called to the auction
gale tonight. From the display
already made, there will be variety
at your own price.
8TANNARD A CO.
This old established firm are, as
usual, up to date with Xmas specialties. Bargains are to be had here
for cash.
JAMES Y0UN0.
At the People's Store will be
found bargains in all lines of XmaB
fruits, etc.
Awarded
Highest ffiSiors"
Done In the most approved manner.
Their prices are right. Call and see
them.
i I s Crescent Slioe Store!
BAKING
WnWM
MOST  PERFECT  MADS.
A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.   Ft**
tom Ammonia, Alum or any other alult*ra!
40 Yean ■l*. Zu,-mu*■
NOTICE.
n   iuh'j
■
.   . r
KJR. JQHNSlUHot u».,
I b
Wharf
LOST-
L.
f
1
Diamonds, Rubies, Pearls, or any
kind of Stone can be replaced, and
all Jewelry made or repaired at low
prices, by calling on
f-fTT T a Manufacturing
JIXLiJjB     umtto
C01IMIRCUL WBBtT
Shamrock Livery Stables
NAIMO. B. C.
TEAMbTJJRS
x-x^YMEN
An Exprer-g Van meets all
Trains and Steamers Daily, and
On Hand to Order at any hour
-FIRST-CLASS TURNOUTS
AT MMOIMIU MTU
Telephone |
WJ. CURRY, D. D. S„ Omen Block,
t  class work guaranteed.
First.
DRUGGISTS.
(iKKHI.KNT PHARMACY. Hai.l 4 Bt-ahiiak,
tJ proprietors. Victoria Crescent. Dispensing
and family recipes a specialty.
MCDOWELL, ATKINS, WATSON CO., Umll
Medical lull, corner Commercial and f
tion streets.  Telephone 1-8-5.
DYK  WORKS.
NAN'IMo DYE WORK  -Dyeing, cleaning
and Repairing    14 Nk-oI street.
c. chau-toh, Manager.
FISH   MARKET.
GMAKSII, Wholesale   llcaler  in   Kinti
•     Qame, llastlini hlrcet, N'tmiiimo.
anil
REAL  ESTATE—INSURANCE.
FOREMAN A HARDY,
Bastion street.
Real Estate Brokers..
WATCHMAKER.
M. BROWN,. W-tt*m»k*-. Watc.be*
id -.locks careiullf eleaiiejj aeO ns-sle-ej'
r Cani-lh u« Cbs-fat «M.
J
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