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Array "PatentJExcellent"
If you Bee ihat on your Hack of
Pastry Flour
Vou can be sure that you have the best,
for there can be no better.
W. T. HEDDLE I CO., GROCERS.
\   V I
J   FROM-, j
*    "DECKA JULIE"
TRZPtJW,
A SHAM,
Comes tbe best Tea offered to discriminating buyers in British Columbia.
Garden Manager,    ,
ForstsaUxoolb.) Solo Agents B.C.
W.T. HEDDLE 4 CO.
V04   i-NO. 3 1.
NANAIMO, BRITISH COLUMBIA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1896.
WHOLE NO. 90.
B( 3ts:Shoes:Boots
v a.	
We Ha 'gjnst Received Several Large Consignments
Frd _'%e Best M ikers, and Consequently are in
ua, xosition to Off.'r Exceptional Value.
  (■
Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Etc.
We huve a large stock, constantly being added to. We
guarantee stock and workmanship equal to tlie best in
the market, while prices are as low, at least, as tlie lowest.
No, We Are Not Neglecting Our
Grocery Stock.
That Is Up to Date in Every Particular.
We carry Duncans and Delta Creamery Butter, a very
choice stock of Selected Dairy and Eastern Creamery in
Tubs, and regular supplies of choice Ranch Butter.
Our Coffee Stock
Has been supplemented by a supply of SCHILLING'S
BEST, put up in lib packets, which we grind for you
while you wait. Our Empress Brand is still, as always,
equal to anything in tho market for the money.
Our "Special" Tea
Is still the Prime Favorite and easily retains its place as
the BEST TEA in the country for the price. 2 c. $ lb.
We carry a very large stock, including the best brands of
all sorts, and we are sole agents for the famous Salada Tea.
Our Automatic Oil Can
Is'giving un hounded satisfaction, and as wo are supplying them FIIEE, 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 Order.
You Will Find Us All Right.
Victoria
j Crescent.
New Millinery
New Jackets
We are showing a Very Choice Selection of
each of thc above of ihe Very Latest Styles.
Onr Ladies' ail Cliilirai's Hats
Are the Most Fashionable of the Season.
J. b. SfANs
CRESCENT STORE.
Nanaimo, B. C.
OKELL & MORRIS' PRESERVES
Th,,y ARE ALL RIGHT. 33
aro
absolutely
^♦♦■♦•♦♦♦♦♦♦j
j"Tphe Sick Man ...
^saasfc- of Leatherhouse"!
Being a modest little book whicli recounts the discovery, by Messrs. Footfriend x
and Proudfoot, of a certain party who lives in a fine house but is much in X
need of a bath.
Mr. Footfriend has left us a few copies free for
'.! quick distribution, -o folks who are too poor to pay
; | $6.00 for a pair of $3.50
!! shoes* ht%^&i ■  J®i**~'
j! If you are qualified, _     «».•*-■•»
|; please call, or write, and get
one from—   •
iThe
Slater
Shoe
THE CASH BOOT AND SHOE STORE
NANAIMO,   B. O.
'■«M«iev '-n^ r*. v^s^. *
E. E. C. Johnson, Mgr,
EXCELSIOR MARKET"*®)
MRS. M. A. KOWK, Proprietor,
Cor. Haliburton and Keedham Streets
GOOD MS and a
SQUARE nfflk ^^
In Staple and Fancy ,
Groceries,
Dry Goods,
Boots and Shoes,    -
Patent Medicines, Etc.
Give Her a Call and be Convinced
NE W A I) VERT1SEMENTS.
NOTICE.
A MEETING of the Board of
Police Commissioners (or the City of
Nanaimo will be held on MONDAY,
OCTOBER 10th, at 4 o'clock p.m., in
JAzie City Hull.
ADAM THOMPSON,
Clerk to the Board.
City Hull, Naniiimo,
Oct. 16, 189(1. lt
GooiIr Dftllvered Free to any part cf the City
PAMIRS HAVING j
Empty Bottles of any Description,
f   Old Copper, Brass, Zinc or Lead,
Can dispose of tame by addressing a postal to
B. AA&ONSON, Box 17:1. Nanaimo.
Who will call promptly at any Address in City
or Suburbs.
THE PUREST AND BEST.
Made from Solent Fruit anil CaneStigar.   The groat""! care Im ej-ercisoil in thoir tircDara-
tlon an.l ex,|ui»lto oloanllnoia nlnerved.   Wu only make one quality—the best—
the same an mipplletl to tho nriler of llis Kxccllonoy Lord jVbo'rdeen
WHY BUY CHEAP JAMS ?  BUY OKELL & MORRIS'. Tiny are tiie Purest and Best
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Broken Bicycles
—SHOULD    BK—
Repaired in Good Shape
to avoid danger of ucciilcntB.
Repairing Bikes a Specialty
—AT—
R, J. WENBOBN'S.
See the HYSLOP.
City Market
 >,
HEMANS & WAMSLEY
Wholesale and Retail Batchers
COMMERCIAL STREET
P. O. Box 227 Telephone 7-K
8S. Wellington and City ol Everett
are Ht Departure Buy.
SS. Progressist auiled lor San Francis-
W .yesterday.
Singer Sewing Machine Go.
HAVE OPENED AN OFFICE AT
29 Commercial Street
(Samo building »s Botley's shoe store),
whore a General Assortment of
Sewing Machine Supplies
Are kept on hand.   AH kind" of
Sewing Machines Repaired
And Work Guaranteed.
HUGHES
Co'mvru-rt-ial Street.
Central Hotel Restaurant
Sunday, Oct. 18,1890.
Mid-day Dinner from 12 to 3 o'clock.
TWENTY.K1VE CENTS.
BILIi OF fi&fi-H.
soups:
St. Julien.
KISIt.
Boiled Sulmon a la Maitre d'Hotel.
boiled:
Chicken and Oyster Sauce.
\ BKI.IgniS:
Celery.
SALADS
Crab.
REMOVAL NOTICE.
M^S V
JJonrLosE tu, Qbjfo\tuntfjjf^
DON'T LOSE  THE  OPPORTUNITY
If ynu liaven't had unfortunate experiences with shoes you are to be uon-
gratuluieil. Perhaps you cannot tell
tlie rl|*hl side ol leather from the wrong
side, but that's no reason why you
shouldn't get what you pay for to the last
cent's worth. When you can buy a pair
of shoes from us you will know just what
to expect from them and you won't be
disappointed, for we tell you the exact
truth anil nothing but the truth.
OBR & RENDELL.
J. A. CALDWELL, the Tailor
Has chniigetl li is quarters,
and can now be* found up
stairs in the
Williams Block,
Where he will be pleased to
* receive his patrons.
„_   Anyone requiring a Fall Salt Bhould
leave tin' order early.
L. H. HILLS
Tbe Manufacture Jeweler
Is again open for business at tho old maud on
COMMERCIAL STREET
Opposite the noon Hotel.    Jewelry mado to
order aud repaired.   All work guaranteed.
Notice.
THOSE interested in the organization
of a Free Thought Library, please attend a meeting to he held in the Free
Press Hall, Sunday, Oct. 25th at 8 p.m
Shipping News.
WELLINGTON SHIPPING.
American  bark  Gatherer,  1377 tons,
has been chartered to load for San Frai.-
olsoo.
Ship J. B. Brown is on her way up
from Sau Francisco.
Torpedo boat, No. 40, came in for
mails on Thursday and left this morning.
SS. Mermaid went over toGabriola on
Thursday with the furniture and effects
belonging to Rev. G. W. Taylor.
68. Esperam.il, Cupt. Foreman, went
up to Texada Island yesterday.
ENTKKES :
Salmi of Game
Mutton Chops a 1'Italienne
Mushroom Saute on Toast
Apple Fritters
roasts:
Sirloin of Beef and Brown*Potatoes
Leg of Mutton und Dressing
Leg of Pork and Apple Sauce
Vennisoiv-aiid Jelly*
VEGETABLES 1
Boiled and Mashed Potatoes
String Beans Cauliflower
dessert:
Plum Pudding, Brandy Sauce
Boston Cream Pie Hot Mince Pie
SANw FRANCISCO  COAL  MARKET.
J. \V. Harrison's circular says: Dining the week there have been 12 arrivals from the northern colliers with
24,1105 tons of coal und six cargoes from
foreign sources with 17,270 tons. The
demand shows hii Increase this week,
hut not sufficient to show any improvement in values, as stocks on hand are
ample to meet all demands and holders
appear to be anxious sellers. Domestic
grades find sale ut covering figures, is
the quantity here is not excessive, and
tlie stacks ure under more harmonious
control, but eleuni grades are simply
slaughtered and are offered at absurdly
low prices, the actual cost to the owners
cutting no figure in the sale. This
slashing of values to effect sales can
only be temporary, as consumers must
now become generous buyers, and tho
removal ol several unsold cargoes now
ei route from Ihe market must havi a
wholesome influence litter on. Besides
our (toast collieries cannot profitably
compete with foreign coals uovv being
forced on the market, and in tlie interim
they must diminish their output, which
must lead to an early Improvement,
Swansea and Curd ill' coal freights have
been marked up fully ls. per lon, and
vessels are sialic ut the advance; this
will lead lo nn early improvement in
these grades. Crude oil' will have to
be lowered in price to hold its trade
against the cheap steam i|oals now in the
market. -
FUR TON.
Wellington t 8 00
New Wellington     8 00
.. Southfield Wellington    7 50
"fSeattle   »5 00(85 60
liryans     6 00
, Rocku Springe, Castle, Gate and
LPIeasant Valley ..    7 50
Scotch     7 50
Coos Say    4 60
Brymbo •.   7 60
Cumberland—In bulk  13 60
sacks    16 00
Pennsylvania Anthracite Egg.... 11 00
Welsh" Anthracite    9 00
Cannel  ; O 60
"1
IN THE KINGSTON PENITENTIARY.
The Dead Was Justifiable.—A Brave
—. Officer.
Wallseni    7 00
Cake—IB bulk »U@12 00
sacks 18 00
Last week Coroner Mundell
empanelled the following jury to
inquire into the recent penitentiary tragedy:—Messrs. J. W. Hen-
stridge (foreman), A. J. Snider, S.
Harkness, J. Guess, J. Gray. \V.
Clark, J. Short, T. E. Hawley, T.
Colly, S. Scally, E. Kirkpa trick and
M. Grass. The jury viewed the
remains and inspected the cell occupied hy the prisoner when shot,
after which an adjournment wns
made until 5 o'clock.
At that hour the following witnesses were brought in for examination:—Guard Donnelly, K-eper
MacDonnell, Warden Metcalfe,
Warden's Clerk McLeod, Chief
Keeper Hughes, Guards Spence,
Sullivan, Kerrigan, Mulligan and
Dr. Connell.
Chief Keeper Hughes, who did
the shooting, testified that he had
occasion to enter the prison of isolation yesterday afternoon on the
request of Guard Donnelly. Taking a paper from his pocket Hewell
shook it over his head and shouted,
"There is the Warden's mandate
which has sent me to ,"
A DESPERATE MAN.
The chief keeper inferred that the
convict had decided to die rather
than submit to discipline. He tried
to reason Mith him, but he grew
frantic, was worse than any maniac witness ever saw. Hewell
shouted, "You have nil done your
worst. My time has come now.*'
With that he thew off his coat and
produced a pair of shears. He
again shouted, "Vou have tried to
take my life, now I will sell it to
you." Witness then left the cor*
rider. He asked, the Warden what
ho would do. The latter said,
"Take him to the dark cell. If he
attempts to use the shears shoot
him." When the chief keeper got
to the cell door Hewell was jumping about in his cell and shouting,
"Come on with your revolvers. I
am ready for you." He was using
very foul language and sprang at
Spence as he entered the cell. When
witness commanded Hewell to drop
the shears he shouted: "No I will
not. I will spill the last drop of
my heart's blood first." Hewell
crouched with the shears uplifted,
dodging to the right and left, keeping his eye on the revolver. After
jumping to catch the revolver and
missing it Hewell retreated and
witness advanced. Witness again
commanded him to drop thc shears
and warned him that if he attempted to again clutch the revolver he
would shoot. Hewell made a
second and third attempt to grab
the revolver but failed.
THE FATAL SHOT.
The last attempt Hewell made he
succeeded in touching the revolver
with his left band/ With his right
he aimed a blow at witness' abdomen with the shears. Witness
dodged and fired the fatal shot. Ad,
thc same instant the shears dropped
from Hewell's hand and alighted
upon   witness1   foot.   The  shears
were not disfant more than two
inches from witness1 stomach when
the shot was fired. Witness said
that if he had not fired when he
did he would have lost his life. He
could not disable Hewell, as he was
jumping about like a rubber ball.
When witness fired it was with a
thought to wound or disarm him.
The other witness corroborated
Chief Keeper Hughes' evidence,
Guard Spence stating that the chief
officer's quick action saved his life.
On cross-examination Warden Metcalfe stated that he did not remember telling the chief keeper to shoot.
He told him to protect himself, as
Hewell was a very dangerous man.
The trouble with Hewell started at
breakfast yesterday morning. He
refused tu- leave his bed, and said
he was ill. Guard Donnelly reported him sick, and the surgeon
called at his cell. He reported him
as shamming. When Guard Donnelly brought hiB dinner he refused
to accept it. Shortly after he poked a brown ladle through the door
as a notice to send an officer to
him. Guard Donnelly answered
the summons, and Hewell gave him
much abuse. For his insolence the
officer reported him. This started
the rumpus which ended in Hewell's death. Coroner Mundell complimented Guard Spence on his
bravery.
AN AMERICAN SUBJECT.
Hewell   relied   upon the fact of
his American birth   to  secure his
release.   Six or eight years ago he
applied to the State Department at
Washington to intervene in his behalf.   The matter was referred to
Consul   Twitchell   to  investigate.
Col. Twitchell, through the United
States Consul at Chatham, made a
searching inquiry into the circumstances surrounding Hewell's crime
and trial.  The Consul at Chatham
reported that Hewell's crime was a I
heinous one, and that he had  been |
given a fair trial.    These facts were
reported to the State Department,
and word was  received   in  reply
that such being the case the United j
SlatcB Government  could not ask
the Canadian  Government to release the prisoner.    With each sue-1
ceeding  party   being returned to ]
power Hewell renewed his request,!
thinking, no doubt, that some at-j
tempt would be made to secure his
rslease, but word was sent  to the
department   each   time   that   the
I man's, case had once been  reported :
| upon.   In his examination  before"!
j Col.   Twitchell,  when  application
was first made, Hewell said'he had
belonged to certain regiments and|
had been employed on a certain
man-of-war during the American
rebellion, participating in some of
the battles. A glance at the records
showed the statements to be false,
as the authorities at the State  Department pointed out.   This spring
Hewell   made application   to the
Department of Justice for release,
hut was informed by  the authorities that he was aonsidered  not to
be a fit person to be set at liberty.
As Howell had  no friends his remains will probably go to Queen's
Medical College.
THE VERDICT.
After half an hour's deliberation
the jury returned the following verdict:— "That tly3 said George Howell came to his death' by a shot
from a revolver fired by the chief
keeper, W. Hughes, in thedischarge
of his duty, and we are of opinion
that according to the evidence such
shooting by the chief keeper was
justifiable. The jury recommended
that in future when desparate
criminals have to be dealt with that
precautions be adopted in the management of the same, so that there
may be no repetition of such a
lamentable affair."
Chief Keeper Hughes is a brother
of Mr. Samuel Hughes, M.P. for
North Victoria.
COMMUNICATIONS.
Ottawa News.
Dr. Duncan, quarantine officer at
Williams Head, has been dismissed. The order in Council appointing him passed by the late government, which in fact has not properly gone into force, has been cancelled. Duncan allowed a suspect
and a man who was in charge to
come out of quarantine and vote
for Earle and Prior in Victoria at
the last general election. The offence was so grave that his dismissal was considered necessary in the
interests of public safety.
In Novembei '>-oommitte<- of
Council, consisting       Rir Rk    rd
CartwrightandMessm...  *w nd
Patterson, will commence a peregrinating tour through all the
leading cities of industry with a
view to obtaining inlormation regarding the workings of the tarifi.
A rumour is afloat that Hayter
Reed will be superanuated. A. E.
Forget, at present Indian Commissioner will be appointed to the
vacancy.
The Mounted Police department
was advised to-day of the trouble
among the Blood Indians near Fort
Macleod, N. W. T.
 m m »	
Verv Bad (Government.
Our Nelson correspondence, published on Monday, shows very
plainly that the government has
failed to provide adequate' police
protection or practical sanitary
regulations for that growing city.
The province evidently is in the
hands of a government that does
not know how to govern. Nelson
has a population of some two
thousand and is in the very heart
of the Kootenay mining country,
to which all classes and conditions
of men, and women, too, are at-.
traded, Necessarily it has a large
floating population, some of whom
may be desperate characters. To
commit to one man the duty of
preserving law and order is synply
to invite the commission of crimes.
It is giving a license to disorder
and violence. Nelson
and too important a
governed properly by
sioner," in the person
ment agent, and ought
put off its swadling clothes and become a self-governing city. Its
present position is all the worse
when the "commissioner' is unequal to the task through lack of
training and is also incapacitated
by age and infirmities.
The position of Rossland is not
one whit better, "* The Miner says:
"The citizens of Rossland arestill
paying for police protection, as the
government has failed to provide it.
The citizens of Rossland are bearing the whole cost of such fire protection as they enjoy, as the government has done nothing to aid
them. Fully half of tho families
in Rossland are sendingtheirchild-
ren to private schools either here or
in Spokane owing to the government's failure to provide sufficient
accommodation for pupils in the
public school and onough teachers.'*
- Times.
is too large
place to be
a "commis-
of a govern-
at once to
€. P. R. Night Agent Disappears1
Winnipeg, Oct.r 14.—The night
agent of the Canadian Pacific railway at Oak Lake station disappeared last night with an express package containing over $3,000 of the
Dominion Express Company's
funds. His name is C. C. Condin(
and he came here from Chicago a
few weeks ago to secure a position
during the operators' strike.
 , »>
Missionary Troubles in Formosa.
Thi, column is open to the public and we
heartily invite the citizens to .make
use of it foe discussing public questions.
TheChinese Problem.
Upon no class iIocb tho pressure fall
with more crushing force than upon the
farmers. These Chinese companies all
work together to establish and perpetuate their existence. When the Chinese
arrive from China and are waiting for
work they are employed on the Chinese
farms for their food only; and as they
get work they leave and fresh ones from
China take their place. This thing is
going on continually as everybody
knows. Thu white fanners are sincere,
patriotic and honest. We know this to
be true of tbe Conservatives and we
know it to be true of the Liberals. We
also know it to he true that if something
is not done to stop the Chinese they
(the white farmers) will have to leave
ihe land. This is undoubtedly what
some of the monopolies on tho Island
want. We do not pretend to follow out
the intricacies of these men, but the
purpose of all is monopoly and greater
profit, tho same to be drawn from a suffering and complaisant public.
Nanoosb District Farmer-.
Toronto, Oct. 14.—Rev. Mr.
Mackay, secretary of Presbyterian
foreign missions, has received a letter from Japan which announces
that the troubles in Formosa still
continue. One of the native preah-
ers was recently beheaded by the
Japanese and another is now in
prison.
Killed by a Live Wire.
Montreal, Oct. 14.—Omer Lep-
itre, an electric lineman, has beert
killed hy  catching   hold of a live
Indian Shooting.
Winnipeg, Oct. 13.—A. McLeod;
N. W. T., despatch to the Free
Press, at midnight, states that a
serious shooting affray has taken
place on the Blood Indian reserve),
twelve miles from McLeod. One
Indian shot another dead whilo in
a jealous rage, and Farm Instructor
McNeill, who interfered, was shot
through the body, and is seriously
injured. The Indian murderer is
still at large with a posse of mounted police in pursuit. -
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Mrs. Reive, of RoBsland, a former resident of this city, Is here oa a business
visit representing the Silver Bill mimn. -
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MAIL PUBLISHING COMPANY
Ed. V. Chamiikks. Editor and Manager.
{Victoria crescent. Nanaimo, 11. C
SUBSCRIPTION  KATES.
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By mail—One year	
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delivered bv carrier «oo. per moutn
FRIDAY -
OCTOBER 10, lSflfi.
Protecti&g Insurance
Companies.
The people of Nanaimo, who have
■to pay such high insurance rates,
are laboring under the impression
that these high rates ate caused
solely on account of poor fire protection. We do not deny that there
is something in this and that Na-
naiiuo in particular is paying dearly for its 'lack of protection but
there is an aspect of this question
of high insurance that does not
seem to *be so well known, viz., the
protection given Canadian companies by the Government.
There is a law that no foreign
insurance conipany can do business in Canada unless they put up
♦100,000 for the privilege. The
Canadian companies are also required to put up a certain sum as
a guarantee that they will comply
with the provisions under which
they are incorporated, but it is a
.comparatively small amount, and
.dues not hamper them in any way
as they are not required to pay
.cash, giving instead bonds and
other securities. The result is that
few foreign companies are prepared
to enter into competition with the
home companies.
Canadian insurance men, having
ihe field to themselves, are able to
/Combine and fix rates to suit themselves. Business men who carry
large stocks have either to pay
£hese rates or their credit at the
.banks is gone, for it is a well known
fact that banks or other loan agencies Mw-ist on insurance on any
building or stock which they loan
money on.
Thus all over Canada business
«nen are being bled by unscrupulous insurance companies, who are
taking every advantage of the
position they find them in to extort
,every cent they think they can pay.
Of .course, as a naturaj result,
■this all comes out of the consumer,
who, in turn, roust be charged a
•higher price for the goods he
•buys.
In Toronto and other eastern
-cities efforts are being made to
.establish municipal insurance, but
we think this would be rendered
.almost unnecessary if the Government were induced to take off all
protection and throw the country
open to competition. Rates would
soon be forced down by the number
who would seek to do business here
and thus relieve the country of existing high rates.
If this is not done then steps
.should be taken to provide municipal insurance for all who care to
take advantage of it.
 -»*•■	
COMMUNICATIONS.
born when the cotnraunitifts need
is born, it grows as that commun-!
ities need grows, and it disappears
when that need disappears. Do
you think this is due to chance? I'
do not. I think it is God's pur-
pose, and when we tolerate J
any system which permits a
few men to appropriate this
fund while we pay for our
streets and our sewers and our Government out of our own pockets,
we submit through ignorance or
through inertia to robbery, and to
a robbery which most cruelly
plunders the weak. Viewed simply
as a tax, the single tax has the advantage of being direct, instead of
indirect. It is easily and inexpensively collected. It cannot be
shifted. It cannot be avoided by
lying, as can the income tax, for
jjand lies right out doors and is easy
of access. It does not enable any
industry to collect more than goes
j to the Government, as does the
tariff tax. It hampers no industry;
it simply asks a man to pay the
Government for the use of the share
of the Government domain that he
uses. As for the possibility of ascertaining the worth of bare land
city assessors and real estate valuators do it every day.
Naidhechd Fior.
THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE.
How the President of  the United
States is Chosen.
■fbis column is open to the public and we
heartily invite the citizens to make
use of it for discussing public questions.
Single Tax.
Editor Mail.—As one or two of
jny friends were making inquiries
of me concerning single tax and if
it wo,yl.d not, jn the case of farmers,
for ^instance, affect them more than
any other class, I told them I
.woyld write them my answer and
have if, published in your paper. I
hope it will meet their appreciation.
This is my answer: Thesingletax
fi not a tax at all. Is the single
the best form of taxation? Properly speaking it is not taxation at
all. God js* a gracious God, who
<put oftsis in the deserts and brains
in men where they are needed. He
knew that men would eventually
iiye Jn conjnjjjnities, that these
.communities would need certain
things in common, such as streets
sewers, light, water, public libraries
And the like. And He provided a
fund to pay for al} these things
when a community gathers, its very
presence on the soil presses up a
fountain of wealth abundant to
supply all these wants. Were the
pomrjounity to .disappear in a day,
fthis fountain of wealth would automatically stop spouting. This
fountain is the natural rental value
of land.   It bears a direct ratio to
{he size of the community, for the
arger the community the more
complex its wants. No man's
labor preatas this value, nothing
but tbe presence of people can crept* it, and nothing can keep'it after
pftt Pfopje have gone away.   It is
1
While the people of the United
States elect a president by their
votes, they do not vote directly for
the candidate. The work is done
through an electoral college. In
other words each State puts up a
ticket for presidential electors and
these east the votes which finally
decides who shall be the President
and Vice-Presiclent. This ticket is
made up so as to give one elector
for each United States senator and
one for each member of Congress.
The college, therefore, this year, will
contain 447 electors. The successful candidate for President and
Vice-President will be required to
secure not less than 224. The college by States is as follows:
Slate.      Electors.       State.     Electors.
Alabama  11 Nevada  3
Arkansas    3 New Hampshire. 4
California  9 New Jersey  10
Colorada  4 New York 3(i
Connecticut  0 Nortii Carolina..11
Delaware  3 Nortii Dakota ... 3
Florida  4 Oliio 23
Georgia   13 Oregon    4
Idaho  3 Pennsylvania .. .32
Illinois  21 Rhode Island ..   4
Indiana  13 South Carolina.. II
Kansas  10 South Dakota ... 4
Kentucky 13 Tennusse 12
Loulsana 8 Texas 1ft
Maine  0 Utah  3
Maryland  8 Vermont    4
Massachusetts 15 Virginia  12
Michigan  14 Washington, ... 4
Minnesota   9 West Virginia... (i
Mississippi  9 Wisconsin 12
Missouri 17 Wyoming 3
Montana  3 —
Nebraska 8      Total 447
Necessary to choice, 224.
While the Territories take part
in the nomination of candidates,
they have no vote in the electoral
college.
For the aid and information of
those who may take an interest in
studying tiie situation, it is shown
that in 1888, Harrison carried the
States of California, Colorado, Illinois', Iowa^ Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire,
New Vork, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and
Wisconsin, giving him a total of
249 electoral votes. But in IS'J'2, it
will be remembered, the great land-
slidecompletely reversed conditions,
and Harrison was defeated, getting
only 150 votes of the electoral college that year. He then carried
the States of Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota,
Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont,  Washington and Wyoming.
coffee mixed with brandy, and thus
the taste is cultivated almost as
soon as life begins. In fact a hospital physician, while watching the
case of 50 children from a few
weeks to seven years of age, found
that two began drinking before
they were one month old; five, at
eight; one, at ten; five at 18,and 19
at 20 months; 15 at one year, and
19 when three years old. Among
the middle and higher classes drinking is generally no so teavy, but in
some cases is worse. Restaurant
proprietors and grocers are all
practically alcholics; and waiters
never hold out more than a few
months in the same shop. The
confined air and overwork in the
midst of the fumes of impure alcohol drive most of them into rapid
o.isumption. Commercial travelers
of liquor houses have the worst lot,
as they must treat and drink with
intended customers. Book-keepers
and clerks are inveterate drjnkers,
but they never become drunk. They
are prematurely, however, and the
insane asylums becomes the homes
of many- The cases of insanity
due to drink have 25 per cent. This
is an alarming state, and it is no
wonder the Government is grappling with the matter.
DIED AT HIS POST.
Engineer   Haggarty Killed at Palo
Alto, Cal., Oct. Hth.
Provincial News,
From Infancy Up.
In view of the intention to cause
a plebiscite to be taken in the Dominion on the prohibition question it
is interesting to learn that this is
not the only country considering
the matter at this time. A bill for
the increased taxation ot alcoholic
drinks has been before the French
Parliament for over a year. Two
physicians speaking on the subject,
one in tlie Chamber nf Deputies and
the otlier in the Senate, stated emphatically that the question concerns deeply the future of the nation. The amount of alcohol taxed
for human consumption in France
has been tripled in ten years and
the number of recognized liquor
shops is nearly 500,000 for fewer
than 40,000,000 people. In Paris
there is one liquor seller to 30 inhabitants, and in a single street in
Rouen, out of 150 houses, 75 sell
liquor, The hardest drinking is
among tbe laboring classes, and
Dr. Tourdot, while at his detective
work, says he saw 150 glasses of
bitters sold in 10 minutes. After
about .'15 years the muscular
strength of the men gives out, and
they become almost vagrants. The
wives, often growing tired of seeing
the husbands spend all their money
for drink, follow their example,
and become confirmed drunkards.
The cause of so much drinking
among the poorer classes can be
easily traced. The married women
who go out to work have their
children at the public creche, supplying them first with a bottle of
A north-bound train on thecoast
division of the Southern Pacific
collided with three empty box cars,
which had escaped from an open
switch, and were running down
grade on the main line. Engine
and train were piled in a heap forty
feet high upon the track, and reduced to a tangled mass of twisted
metal and splintered wood. How
the empty cars got on to the main
track is not definilely known. It
is said they were not "braked," as
they should have been when sidetracked.
The train coming north was composed of eight heavily laden box
and flat cars, and was travelling at
the rate of thirty or forty miles an
hour. The cars were filled with
sacked wheat, flour, and a quantity
! of butter, eggs and fowls. The train
and the moving cars met directly
; over a "trap" in the track, and to
this was doubtless due the telescoping that occurred afterwards. The
empty freight cars were tossed
twenty feet from tlie track, with the
exception of the first car, which
slid under the fore part of the engine, and was crushed to fragments.
The engine tur.ied completely over;
the cow-catcher being jammed into
the ground and the tender being
thrown into the air, resting on the
rear end of the locomotive fifteen
feet above the ground. Over the
whole pile was a promiscuous mix-
up of wheat, flour and potatoes.
How any living thing could have
escaped is a mystery; nevertheless]
most of the chickens did escape j
death in the wreck, but only to fall
into the hands of those standing
about, who carted them off. with j
little regard for their ownership. A
number of crates of eggs also endured the shock, and were uninjured so far as external appearances
goes.
Haggarty was probably killed
instantly. His mangled body was
recovered from under the engine
about an hour after the collision
occurred. He was very popular
amongst his brother engineers, and
a trusty, careful man. He spent
eeven years as engineer on the Santa Cruz division, and had a wide
circle of friends in that section.
It is probable that neither the
engineer nor fireman saw the runaway cars until they were directly
upon them, and Haggerty never
knew what had happened. The
night was so dark that all beyond
the headlight was invisible. If the
engineer did survive for a fraction
of a minute his agonies must have
been appalling, for escaping steam
penetrated every cranny of thut
portion of the wreck.
Haggerty was a nephew of Mrs.
Geo. Campbell, Selby street, of this
city, and we feel sure the sympathy J
of the community  will  go out to |
the family in this terrible bereave
ment*.
.   ■»»>	
British Columbia's Judgeship.
Toronto, Oct. 13.—The Globe's
Ottawa correspondent says: "A. J.
MoColl. Q.C.. of Westminster, B.C.,
has been appointed Judge of the
Supreme Court of British Columbia
at a sulary of $6,000. A good deal
of newspaper talk had been heard
of the intention of the cabinet to
appoint an outsider to this position, the names of Joseph Martin
and D. C. Fraser, M.P., being freely
mentioned. How baseless it all
was is proved by the fact that the
appointment of either of these gentlemen would have been unconstitutional. Section 97 of the B. N.
A. Act, which was made applicable
to British Columbia at the union,
stipulates that until certain conditions have been fulfilled with regard to uniformity of procedure the
judges shall be selected from the
bar of the province, which law has
in the past been violated in some
cases, but Premier Laurier's ministry evidently intends to show due
regard for provincial rights."
 ***ym	
Advertise in the Mail,
Among the numerous applications for
the position of chief of police of Vancouver, is one from ex-Chief McLaren.
The ex-chief is at present running a
hotel in Kossland.
John Myers, a logger, was crushed to
death by a log in a northern camp last
week.
Mr. G. R. Maxwell, M.P. for Burrard,
has returned to Vancouver from the
Capital. Mr. Maxwell announces that
the new drill shed wili lie built in the
sprini.'. A Hi,1100 lighthouse will be
erected at the first Narrows, and arrangements for the new east end post
olliee lias already been announced by
telegraph.
President Van Home, of the C. P. &..,
is on his way to tlie coast.
On account of the numerous burglaries the police committee have decided to
recommend to the Council of Vancouver
the appointment uf a detective.
Dr. McLaren, formerly of Westminster, died at Armstrong, B.C., of typhoid
fever on Oct. 12.
At a lull meeting of the Bar Association of New Westminster the following
resolution wus passed: The attention ol
the liar Association of New Westminster having been called to the various
attacks made upon Mr. Justice Mc
Creighl in the following newspapers, the
Province, Times and Kootenalan, it is
unanimously resolved that the association deprecates such attacks as being
b th untrue and uucallen for, ihe learned
judge having presided in this city and
district for 14 years with satisfaction and
pleasure to all who have practised before him. The Association takes this
opportunity of expressing its confidence
in his learning, ability, and capacity to
administer justice.
;.';.The cohoe pack this season will reach
1,0,000 cases; which will bring the total
pack of the province close to the record
year of 18U3.
At Westminster John Collins and Geo.
Tucker have been sentenced to imprisonment for burglary.
 »«»	
Methodist Missionary Society.
The General Board of tlie above recently convened in Toronto, made the
following appropriations:
Japan $   2,500 00
China.      6,025 00
Onturio      12,080 00
Manitoba and N.'tV.T     18,188 00
B. Columbia     22,3115 00
Chinese in B. C       4,08100
French in Quebec       7.547 00
Domestic Missions      80,(190 00
Miscellaneous     64,025 00
Total   *207,408 yo
Dr. Sutherland donuted $500 of his
salary on condition that it will he devoted to work in the British Columbia
mining camps. Dr. Henderson, assistant secretary, also donated ij200 of his
salary to the general fund.
Kev. B. R. Maitland, LL.B., of Vancouver, represented the B. C. Coufei-
ence on the Methodist Board.
 « **»	
Dumaiirier's Funeral.
London, Oct. 13.—The Hamp-
stead church was crowded to-day
with friends and relatives of the
late George DuMaurier, the well-
known artist author who died on
Thursday last and whose remains
were cremated at Woking on Saturday. This was the day appointed
for the funeral ceremony and it attracted a large crowd of artistic and
literary men and others, including
the entire staff of Punch, Messrs.
Burnard, Lucy, Fumess, Sir Walter
Besant, Bancroft, Pointer, Alfred
Gilbert, Henry James, Prof. Lank-
ester and many others. The mourners were headed by the widow, sons
and daughters of the deceased.
Canon Ainger officiated and four
bearers carried the bier, upon which
was a gold casket containing the
ashes of Dumaurier. The casket
was smothered in flowers, and aiter
the funeral ceremonies, was interred
in the church yard under a yew
tree. The floral wreaths included
several from actresses who have
played the part of Trilby.
All over the world, wherever his
works have penetrated, the death
of George Louis Paimella Bussan
DuMaurier will cause pain. He
was born March 6, 1834, and ed.-
ucated in Paris, but is a British
subject. His grand-parents on his
father's side were emigrants from
France during the Reign of Terror.
He went lo England at the age of
17 and studied chemistry under
Mr. Williamson at Universary College, London. Afterwards he
studied painting in Paris under the
famous M. Gleyre, also in Antwerp
and Dusseldorf. He first began to
draw on wood for Once A Wee-,
afterwards for Punch and the
Gornhill Magazine and subsequently he permanently joined the stuff
of Punch. Since that time his
weekly drawings have made him
one of the best known and most
admired of contemporary artists.
Mr. DuMourier has illustrated
"Esmond," "The Story of a Feather," Thackeray's "Ballads" and
many other books. But his fame
was made hy the novel Trilby,
Bince dramatized, and now as
familiar as a household word. His
latest work, The Martians, the first
installment of which appears in the
current number of Harper's Magazine, promises to add greater lustre
to a uarear that has been gentle
though forceful. He touched the
hearts of kindly, sympathetic people and entrenched himself there
for ever.
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(Concluded.)
'"Any new trouble at the house, Jep?"
the called out.
For it was well known that Scrapper's
trother-ii.- aw was of the unlucky <nes
of the earth, a shining mark for the
-slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.
His wife, Scrapper's sister, was sickly j
his three elder children "caught everything," and the baby born last week was
currently reported to have come into
the world with a full set of teeth, both
upper and lower.
"Nothing new." returned Jepson;
irom the bench next to Scrapper.
Just tiien the door of the room opened, and in came the boss. There was a
gentleman with him whom he was showing around, for the "old man" was
proud of his factory. Mise Alice's father
looked very cheerful. Then Miss Alice
could not be ill, thought Scrapper. A
feeling of relief came to him. He cleared
his throat as the "old man" headed for
•the spot at which lie ami his brother-in-
law worked.
"How is—" he got out, when some-
thing happened. The gentleman with
the "old man," taking his hand from
liis pocket, dropped u roll of notes. In
.a flash Jepson's foot was on thc roll, and
.staid thero while he bent over his work.
Scrapper's head took* to buzzing. He
did not know what was said or done till
the "old man" and the gentleman had
passed on. Then he saw Jepson drop a
iile, and stoop and pick it up. But it
was not the file hu slipped into liis
pocket.
Instantly Swapper thought of Mame,
Ins sister, Jepson's wife. He could not
■have told why the thought of her appealed to him first of all. And tliere
was Jepson leaning over his work and
filing away as though his life depended
on it.
"Scrap," calls out Fatty Morgan,
"Greeny says—"
"Fatty." interrupted Scrapper, with
.a laugh, "see how it goes to bequiet,"
Jepson a thief I No, not that, he
caught himself up; not a thief, but—
welt, not a thief. Jep was unfortunate
—.that was it—unfortunate, und seeing
the money on the floor beside the loe of
his boot, liad put his foot over it on the
impulse of the moment, Jep had so
many culls for money; Maine wus always sick, there wits a growing doctor's
bill of two years' standing; the children
needed warm clothing, now that winter
wasat hand, The temptation had come
.to Jep, uud he hud gone under.
■Scrapper's heart kept thumping. He
did not go home to supper, for how
could he face Maine? Instead, he went
io the theater, and sat out the performance with lowered head, a frown be- i
tween his brows. When the pluy was
over, he walked the slreels, striving for
a way by which he might approach Jep
concerning his defection. Nothing presented itself short of an abrupt a.eu-
sitioii, so ho went home. I.'eliadarest-
Jj s hour or so. All at once tlie thought
hiruck him that Jep was romantic for
the lirst lime in his life, ami would make
.a showy restitution in the morning.
This thought was probably the result of
Scrapper's considerable knowledge of
theatrical plots, ami it made him happy
as a plausible possibility to think of Jep
pushing his hair back from his "brow,"
-ami the money in his hand saying, in a
sentence whicli hud no period at the
end of it, "Here is what does not belong
to me."
He almost laughed.
"Of course that's ii," hesaiil, "Jep's
so green he thinks it's the lirst time it
•has been tiied. Why, I've seen it a
dozen limes on the stage—a 'Uod-blcss-
you-mv-children' dodge."
Bless you,  my children!   Somehow,
' Jtlie words  revived  the  old unacknowledged hope of Miss  Alice,  and  it gave
iiim pence and sent him lo sleep.
The morning found him feverish to
get to the shop to witness the melodramatic refunding of the money.
lie left the house early, merely putting his head in at Maine's room before
•sallying forth.
"All right, Maine?" lie faid,
"Just grand," answered Mame, "only
jB little tired. Hope it-was a good show
last night, Joe. Come home early; we'll
talk about the name for the baby."
And Scrapper was olf.
When the "old mini" caine up and
Asked if any of the men hud seen a roll
of notes anywhere, Jep made so many
jokes about it that S.-rapper's heart
seemed to stand still. Jep did not intend to restore the money I And Jep.
commonly called The Ileursc, because of
his freedom from hilarity, overdid himself, ami continued to do so till dinner-
hour.   Then Scrapper took his arm.
"Come ou, Bill," he suid.
Out iu the street Sciappor faced
liim.
"Where's that money?" lie demanded.
"Gone," muttered Jepson, never once
denying that he hud taken it. "I hud
to pay the doctor something. I got
warm suits for the children lust night.
I bought Mame the wine and things she
needed to try to make her better. I
couldn't see them sutler, upon my soul
I couldn't. I've been neurly crazy for
money. When I saw that roll of uotes,
I only thought what it would do at
Jiome. But I'll pay it back, a little at a
time."
"Pay it back?" sneered Scrapper.
"You ean do that, can't you? "No, I'll
do it; I car. do without the theater, aud
things like that. I'd ought to noticed
you and Mame more, anyhow, and how
hard you had it. I'll pay it back. Come
on, lei's get something to cut."
A load seemed lifted from Scrapper's
mind now thut Jep had confessed, and
he looked forward with satisfaction to
the repayment uf tlic money. He thrilled with a satisfaction—would not Miss
Alice, is she heard of it, think ue was
acting right?
Bah I He clenched his fists; he felt
that he was resorting to another of his
melodramatic plots in refunding the
money with such uu ulterior view, a low
conception of his duty .andJJcp's—like
hoping to gain heaven as a reward for
having had a good time on earth, us he
had interpreted a sermon heard one
Sunday evening at a theatre service.
All the same, the money must be paid
bauk, and melodramatic or not, there
was no other wuy uf doing it. No
broker would advance Jep twenty dollars on his furniture, and the amount, of
money taken was four times that. No.
Scrapper would say nothing, would send
anonymously every week to the "old
man" two dollars and fifty cents "in repayment of money found near the factory, and dropped by a friend of yours."
After dinner he was calculating how.
many weeks it would take to pay the
full indebtedness, when in comes the
"old man" and the gentleman who had
lost the money,
The gei tleniun went at once to a spot
between Scrapper and Jepson,
''J must have dropped It about here,"
he said, with painful accuracy. "I re-1 He did not know if Jepson spoke
member feeling it in my pocket just be- (further to him or not; his whole thought
fo.e examining a journal this youi g man ! was of Miss Alice. Her father had
hail done so well. When 1 put my hand brought her in so vividly. For her sake
in my pocket again tlie money was gone., he was to be saved from jail if he re-
I said nothing to you at the time, for funded the money, But he must refund
the amount wus not lurge, and I wished the nu ney. Otherwis.—
to see if your factory was the model j Well, Scrapper arranged it all that
place you make it out to be. I spoke of, day. He knew, as do many boys in his
it to-day, feeling sure you would have! condition in life, the legal aspect of
another good word for your men when , cases brought before the courts. He
you returned me the money." | computed the length of time lie should
The two men walked away. Scrapper be incarcerated,
meant to see llie "old man' as soon as J He told it all to Jepson in the dinner-
poFsible now, and tell him all about it j hour, explaining the tale that must be
and the cause of Jep's temptation, and I given to .Maine; how he had got some-
then to offer restitution in weekly in-; thing to do in another city, where he
stallments and the shop know nothing should go tomorrow. In Maine's pres-
of the truth. Instead, up coins the "old ! ent condition the truth would go hard
man" again. He wus very red in the with her, even with only he for the cul-
face. I prit, and not ber husband.
"If there is a dishonest man in my J "But,"suid Jepson, surlily/'you might
employ," he said, "I'll find it out. ThiB j run away."
means thievery, and nothing else, and j Scrapper felt as though this was the
will not be excused by any oilier name,   worst of all.
It is too late now for anything but de-j "What do you take me for?" he cried,
teution and punishment of a thief," and with a flame in his eyes. "The 'old
was gone like a travelling volcano. man'trusts me.   Miss  Alice—I mean
Scrapper felt that there  was nothing . the 'old man' shan't say I was a sneak
to be done on the lines he   hud luid out. ' us well us a thief."
Jepson was as white as chalk. This  reasoning had   its   flaws,   but
•'Why, Bill," said Maine, in her shab- Scrapper wus in no condition to detect
by little room thut night, when Scrap- them. What he thought was that Miss
I er went in to see thc baby, "what's Alice might call him a thief, but she
the matter with you? .Your eyes look should not say he had so far abused
terrible queer.   Don't ihey Joe?" her father's confidence as to run off bc-
Serapper nodded. [ fore the day of reckoning,
"It's the cold, maybe," he said. "Say I That night he told liis sister that he
Mame, this baby's got a head on him. should go away tomorrow to new em-
Wouldn't wonder it he'd be an actor— ployment. He held Edwin Booth in his
look what faces he can make." | lap and looked down  at the queer little
"You know lie's got an upper tooth," , pinched face,
returned pale, weak Manic, "and maybe i    "But ain't you going to the theatre for
it don't agree with him.   And wouldn't i the last time?" queried Maine,
it be just grand if he was to beau actor? !    "No," lie told  her; he  guessed he'd
We could go every night and  it  would- J stay nt home.
n't cost a cent." For Maine also liked | "It's grand," she laughed. "It's like
the drama.   "He might do   'HamletI'  a'party.
Wouldn't it be just grand? I'll tell you; | When he rose to go to his own room,
I thought of calling him De Joinville, he leaned over the bed and kissed her,
after the scarfs 1 used to make ut the She put her arms round his next,
necktie place, you know, I always: "Joe," she said, "try to be us good a
liked thut name." But now it shall be man us Bill is. You know I told mother
Edwin Bootli—Edwin Booth Jepson I ] when she was dying I'd do the best by
Ain't it just grand 1 To think of us ' you that I could. She liked you so and
having an actor in our family! Oh, I was so anxious. You wus her baby.
Joe, you've put new life in me. | I've done wliut  I could,  but  maybe I
And Scrapper's heart was heavy as could have done letter. Kiss me again,
lead. i Joe."
As some days passed, and nothing Up in his room Jepson came to him.
came of the   "old  man's"   threat,  the I    "Joe," he cried, "I can't let   you   do
shop thought nothing more of the matter, especially us Scrapper's continued
solemnity foreboded a particularly virulent outbreak in some quarter or other
which should give a transient zest to
the monotony of every-day labor.
But there came the morning when
Scrapper, coming up the factory stuirs,
met his employer, who turned ids eyes
away from the boy, and before he had
never passed him without a word or a
smile—never since that day at dinnertime when Scrapper stopped the runaway horse Miss Alice was
so saved her life; and this
this thing.
"You must," returned .Scrapper with
authority. The places were changed.
1 Ie wus the man now.
"Oh I" groaned Jep, "I wish to heaven
I was dead!"
"Brace up," frowned Scrapper. "You
have got more to live for now than
ever. You've got to he yourself and me,
too, to .Maine, and you've go to do your
level best at the shop. Oh, it won't be
a snap for you, so don't fret."
In llie morning he left Ihe house be-
liiving, and   fore his sister was awake.    He went and
rning tlie  stood outside the factory till  the doors
"old man" did not speak to him. were opened.   Jepson came up and they
Something told Scrapper he wus stis- \ passed in together,
pected of the theft.   Such a  possibility'    They hud   been at work   a   couple of
had never before entered his head.    He  hours, when the call came up the speak-
ii thief?   He laughed.     Then   a  thri 1   Ing tube that Harris  was wanted in the
passed through nun.   Miss Alice would  office.    He rose with alacrity,
hear of it and think he had  taken the     ".Remember," he said to his brother-
money!   Miss Alice I In-'aw, "you've got Mame to think of.
In Scrapper's short   life  the soft pas-   And Edwin Booth must   never   have a
sion had had no lodgment;   as he would   thief for a father."
have said, lie hud  "no use for it."    But      lie went down the stairs, his head up
in the air. lie had eaten nothing for
nearly two days, and he wondered if it
were not that which made him catch liis
breath so often.    But outside of  th
since that time, now nearly a year ago,
when he had stopped the runaway and
lifted ii fainting girl from her pluetoii,
the vision of a pale, sweet face uud slen
der anus clasping him  had abided with   office he paused for a sec md and pulled
him, lie had carried her to her father's
olliee, to which she had been going, and
then went up to his work, only to bo
called down to the office, where he stood,
all mud-bespattered  and   torn,  with a
himself together.   Then he put his hand
on the knob of the door und went in,
Tlie "old man" wus ut his desk. And
—Miss Alice! She was seated at the fur
end of the room.    Musi he face her as a
great Scratch   over   Ids  eye,   where a sell-accused criminal without the power
horse's hoof had   touched "him.     Miss of restitution?
Alice placed her band ill his. "Harris," said the "old man," with-
"It was brave of you, Joe," sho said, out preliminaries," ".Miss Alice has lu-
and looked with her blue eyes into his, terceded for you, and I am   minded to
Then her father came up with  a crisp give you another chance.   But von must
hank note, but  ihe waved  him inide. mend your ways if you wish to stay with
"Oh, papa!" she said, "how can you?" us; and I should certainly  have let the
An i S rapper thanked her in  his soul, law take its course if you had not  sent
Ever since that day he had thought of tlie money to me last night."   Scrapper
Miss  Alice.    When   the  actresses  ap- stared ut him.
pealed to him with their loveliness, lie
thought ihey were not "In it" with one
girl he knew. In the most trying situations on the boards, when toe heroine
was saved from an   impending   fate by
"I know," said the sympathetic voice
of Miss Alice, as she came up to him,
"that the temptation must have been
great, Joe. Maybe it was no woise than
me driving that   horse   agaii.st papa's
the forensic hero, Scrapper would think strict orders." Then she whispered
how differently and more quietly he rapidly, "Don't look astonished or paia
would do the scene if by chance lie Wi re will suspect. Yes, 1 sent liim the
tlie hero and Miss Alice the heroine!       amount of amount of money  that wus
And here Miss Alice would think hu missed. You once saved me; I would
was a thief! For Maine must not know du as much for you."
what her husband liad done. Poor, sick She bad saved him from what? Not,
Manic, who clung to Jep us Jep clung to indeed, from her.belief that he had taken
her, and hud made himself a criminal the money. He was still a thief in her
for her sake!    No,   Maine   must  never  eyes.
know what Jep had done; it would kill "Yes, yes," he cried, feebly, feeling
her. But there was Alice, and the re- that he was gasping worse than ever,
mem bi ance of her face so close to his , "Miss Alice, I spend all the money I can
that lime, and her arms clasped about: get. I'm not like Jepson; lie's always
liis neck, and her beautiful understand- homo of nights. 1 took the money."
ing of hiin when she refused to let hen "He did not!" said another voice,
father give him money I What could he Jepson hud come down to the office,
do? lie could only employ another; "I did!" Scrapper cried out in agony,
theatrical, plot. i "I did I   I took it; I took it, Miss Alice.
"Jep," suid Scrapper, on   his  bench,   I—"
"no matter whatjhai pens, Maine aint to      The room spun round too rapidly, and
know the truth. Scrapper lurched forward and  fell  in a
"I suppose they'll arrest me," re- heap to the floor. When he again open-
turned Jep, bitterly. "How will I keep ed his eyos he met the gaze of Miss
that from her, and how will I keep from Alice, she,was bathing his face, look-
her that I've lost my place?" ing happily at him.
"You'll keep your place," answered "You are a brave man, Joe," she said.
Scrapper; you know I took thut "Mr. Jepson has told us everything. I
money!" am going to see your  sister  this aftcr-
Jepson looked dazed, ! noon.   Papa  will  let your brother-in-
"Hush I" said Scrapper. "Here is the law pay me back when he can. He
'old man.'" | owes you that, Joe.   And you will come
The boss had come up to him. j and see me, won't you, aud let me help
"Harris," he said, "come down to the you, if I can?"
office." Help hi in if she could I   If she could I
Once there. Scrapper stood it soni;- Sum* per was still to j dizzy to rise. He
thing like this: looked up into her blue eyes and took iu
"I have inquired into the way of liv- the supreme happiness in her face. If
ing of most of the men in your room, she could help him ! If she could!
I find that you are nightly at tho theu-, In that minute, between newly return*
tre, and that you ure habitually ih alter-: ed consciousness unci the physical power
cation witli other people. The other to take up the business of living again,
man we might have suspected i< your Scrapper asked himself the question,
brother-in-law; hut lie is a guod bus- was he in heaven or upon earth?
band and always at home ut night, and "I will always trust you," Miss Alice
a peaceful fellow. What have you to kept on J "a man cannot he brave and
Buy for yourself, sir?" dishonest at  the  same  time.   And  I
"Nothing," answered Scrapper, look- j shouldn't want to havo to say that the
ing the "old man" square iu thu eyes. ; man who saved my life was not all that
"Nothing, only I'll pay the money back j he should be. So you have a good life
in weekly installments if you'll let ine."   before you, Joe—for my sake "
What I" cried Miss Alice's father
"Do vou mean to tell me you huve spent
it all?"
"I haven't got a cent of it," snid
Scrapper. "But you can deduct it every
week from my wages."
"And you have the effrontery to think
wo will keep you on here I You, may
thank more than yourself that you are
uot in jail. Only one thing saves you,
und that is tlie service you once did my
For her sake! Scrapper uguiu asked
himself that question, wus he in heaven
or upon the earth?
"Besides," finished Miss Alice, "I
want to do something to help somebody,
becuuse I am bo very happy. The gen-
tleman who missed the money is going
to be my husband, Joe,"
Scrapper t*ot to liis feet, for there was
no question us to whether he was in
heaven or upon the  earth;  he  knew.
daughter. This is your lirst offence of i And yet she would ulwaya trust him,
tlie kind, I understand. I am told that, and tliere must be a good life before him
your sister is us respectable a woman ub j for her sake I For her sake! He went
our brother-in-law isti miiii.    lain also  up to hia bench and look to filing.
lenient for their sake. Refund the
money by tomorrow noon, and there will
be no prosecution, though, of course, you
leave our employ,"
Scrappor went up to his place beside
his sister's husband.
"Well?" said Jepson.
"You're all right," answered Scraper;
"it's flxed,"
For her sake I
Jepson thought of the kindness down
in the office, and believed he could have
told why the tears wetted Scrapper's
face and'dropped upon the brass journal
hu examined so closely in polishing,
But he could not havo clone so. Could
Scrapper?	
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X OCTOBER.
(Written for the Maii..;
TLet poets rave o'er flowery Springtime,
'Summer skies or Winter's snow.
But to me the glorious Autumn
Brings the sweetest joys we know-
Crows are calling, i ipv fvnlt fulling,
Barns and cellars over-flow.
When the first fiosts touch  the   woodland.
And the ripe fruit showers down.
Maple leaves by God's hand painted
Pint*, and yellow, scarlet, brown ;
Floating hither—drifting their
Gems for ripe October's Crown.
Birds are swarming o'er the wheatflelds,
Tinging now with emerald gieen,
Marshaling lor their near departure
For some sunnier southern scene.
Bees are   humming,   pheasants  drumming—
Glorious month of liallowe'en.
Month oTrMinesB—month of ripeness,
Far too swiftly gliding by.
•Canst thou not delay n moment,
Lend us yet thy hazy sky.
Spare the flowers—leafy bowers,
AVith November's breath they die.
— ♦•^-	
Municipal Woodpile.
It seeitis'to us that lhe only thing
that is troubling our contemporary
is "the nigger in tlie woodpile." In
its issue oi the l*ith inst. the Free
Press appears to go quite fully into
the subject, but not as fully as it
could if it was intended to give the
public full information on the matter. This year seems to he the tWet has roeeived the following:
troublesome yenr to the Free Press,!    1. Alliorni—Capo Beale telegraph line
as there has been quite a change in j —'•r',|)011-
., .,   ,,. ,    .     2. The Sister Books light-house—$8,-
the government.     If   things   had!
8. Light at ChemalmiB—?600,
4. Uanaimo Harbour—flO.QOO.
Besides these a semi-weekly mail service to Comox has been seen rod.
Many other matters of great local interest have received the sympathetic
consideration of the Governmont. For
example'! The question of the rights of
certain settlers in the hi. & X. Hallway
Belt lo the coal. Tiiis long standing
dispute Is being grappled by the new
Government wilh free hands,  and  the
copy of tlie details unknown to the
Finance Committee.
If the Free Press is so good to
the public now, it has considerably
changed irom last year. Then
there was lots of work for it from
the corporation, and all was going
nicely, hut as the work is now
divided things are not ho pleasant.
(Ih, what a change has taken
place since last year. Nothing war
mentioned in the Free Press then
in regard to thc financial condition
of our city when the Council went
out of o'fiee, leaving unpaid accounts aggregating $;5')00 behind
them. Hut as it is this year's
Council, there is a "tempest in ii
teapot," and the old veteran of
twenty-three years' scribbling
strokes himself admiringly for doing tho citizens of Nanainio such
untold benefits in having checked
the Council from swamping the city
financially.
Liberal First Fruits*
Now that the Hist session of the Liberal Parliament is over, it is probably in
order to review the immediate cft'eots of
the political change on our district.
In the matter of appropriations thlB dis-
More
Medicinal value In a bottle of Hood's Sarsaparilla than In any other preparation.
More skill is required, more care taken, moro
expense Incurred In its manufacture.
It costs the proprietor and the denier
More but lt costs the consumer Ie3s, as he
gets more doses for Ins money.
More curative power is secured by its peculiar
combination, proportion and process,
which make It peculiar to itself.
More peoplo are employed ami more space occupied in its Laboratory titan any other.
More wonderful oures effected and more testimonials  received Hum by any other.
More sales and more inci-eusu year by year
are reported by druggists.
More people are taking flood's Sarsaparilla
today than any otlier, and more aro
taking It today than ever before.
More mid ntii.l MORIS reasons uiiKUt bo
given why you should tako
IF YGU WANT.
Choice Groceries Cheap
2smBxmm***.~-CbLL AT
Bobinson's, the Wallace Street Grocer.
OUE MOTTO IS, SQUARE DEALING AND CLOSE PRICES
Choice Butter and Tea a Specialty.
SUNDAY  SERVICES.
been left to run in thc same "old
time" Way, perhaps the nigger
would have had a pretty large whisker instead of a beard. Take the
year 1894, 'or instance, when $1300
was found to he the cash on hand
instead of the lesser amount represented. Il" this had not been discovered would there not have been
another  "bearded  nigger''  in the
municipal woodpile ? But after the pl.obabilUy i9 that ampie justice will be
matter was completely straighten- done to those who have so far been so
ed out, the  cash   banked,  and  all unjustly deprived of-part  of their prop-
The safety of our mariners was promptly looked after on  the  West Coast,  us
I contended for by our piesent member on
things  put   as  they  should  have
been, then it was that  the  present
Council took the stand that it was
high time for a change, and so it j the hustings. An elaborate chain of
was If, as wc have said before, hm*e sign-boards have been placed all
the old way had been continued, along the coast, directing those in dis*
then our contemporary would most I treffl fromehtpwreek to near means of
•certainly have laid low, so to speak, j "T'm„rilll,. ,„• advantageous changes
The Free Press editor tries to lead ' antl improvements have also been made
■the .public to believe that he knows in our postal facilities, fisheries regula-
•verv little about the financial affairs J tions and marine requirements,
of "this city; in fact, ho says so!. Jint above all these evidences of kind
,      ,       ,     . .. .  .    i intentions towards our  district—winch
much, that he is not well versed in j (n BM|y woll.wiBhel. of our is|anil,   im.
the matter, but still keeps harping ' 8pe(.tivo of party, must prove a source of
■on the same old string. He is, and . hope and satisfaction—especially if tho
always has been, trying to keep memory be good—we say, that far be-
right with both parties; but, alas 1 yndthe pleasure engendered by this
°      ,    ,,  , .        1T ".,,.,      earlv display of fair  treat ment,   is  the
a few don't bite. He says: "After L*ea8ln,/*Jowlcdgo that the greatest
several weeks of labor-an official danger which threatenos our -prosperity
•financial report has been present- —Coolie competition—is well on the
•ed." Now, it might be that two way to be dealt with according to the
weeks passed pending the repor,J wishes ami wisdom of our Western peo-
„        „ , ,   ,! pie.   On this question   all   the  Liberal
■but    not    after      several    weeks' £emb(-re lto^B,0. glve the assurance
labor." that this work, which,   we   are  glad to
We  are informed from a BOUrco say, was supplemented by  Col. Prior,
upon which we can rely   (the Free  Ralph Smith and some others, has been
Press to the contrary) that it took ! successful in converting the members of
, ,        , , I parliament to  tbe anti-Chinese  view,
about tnree hours  to properly go      , ,.   , ,,     ■„„, ,   ,„., .,,,  ,.,„
11      jo    and that the desired   anti-t innese t.ix
• into   the  matter  by  the   Finance i vvlll ,„. .,„ aul.ompiighed fact bofore the
Committee, and not several weeks,  close of next session.
•Certainly, they met upon three dif-j    We need go iio further to justify the
ferent evenings, hut what of that ? statement that the n-jant change at Ot-
,,., .   , ,, ,        . tawa has resulted in material advantage
Did not one of tbe members have .   ,. ,:„,,.:,.,      «*'-!„  ,i,„.  ,h„
to Vancouver 'ustrict,     now   mat  tne
to follow liis employment, conse-: pe(*erBj authorities again recognize that
quently could not spare the time there.is such a place us Vancouver Is-
that was necessary, to do the work land, let us hope that the whole community will unite in assisting to warrant the interest aroused, and prevent a
reverting to that condition of neglect and
contempt from which we have happily
emerged.
in one evening.
The editor says he has not
.had an opportunity to examine the
•details on which the Finance Committee bases its report, but surely
he has had an opportunity of getting a copy in the same way he
■obtains the monthly reports? He
could thus get all the information
that he desired, and could readily
see where the report was cut and
•slashed to make things tally. Again,
'he states what ho calls facts aboutleng'mier
the schools, leading tho public to
believe that there is an additional
SSOO to add to the deficit; but he
forgets that there was some cash,
•about 1500, in the bank at the presentation of the report. Of course,
thatcnts no figure with our esteemed
contemporary, as it can only sec
FOR BREACH OK PROMISE.
A Young Belgian Lady Asks Compan-
sation From nWoer Who Will
Not Wed.
A   breach   of  promise  case has
been   begun   in   the   courts   here
against   Mr.  A.  Hewitt, the chief
nf   the steamer City of
the   claimant, a young
Belgian lady, asking for $5,000  as
recompense for her  blighted  affections.    Miss Julia  fiiidilyn  was   a
teacher in the Belgian   school, and
apparently she and Mr. Hetvitt became acquainted in Europs.     The
lady came to   Victoria  some time
ago, and claims that   she was  induced to  do  so  by   Mr.   Hewitt's
the dark side of this question, audi letters promising  marriage.    It  is
also stilted  by   tho   fair  plaintiff
I that   Mr.   liewett   underwent   a
•do  a  littlo  fortune  telling at the
same time, I change of heart towards her, and
With  regard to thc levying of that though she had  given  up her
••an extra mill for the fence, etc., it position in Belgium   and  followed
was not understood that the whole ; him across the sea he  now  refuses
mill was to go to the schools,  that jto oarry (,,ul hi's P'lrt of ,th,e  a"rec"
.   u, ._ .   .., ,    ment and unsallantly declines the
as, the improvement of the grounds. ,   , ,    ,      .n      ,   f     in
' r ,        ** lady s   heart   and   hand.    Conse-
Therewereno sundries mentioned Iquently, not only has he suffered
at all, simply the erection of a in her affections but she has also
fence, and this may yet he done, hren put to pecuniary loss by reason
How does the Free Press know that!0* *"?' unprofitable voyage. For
...,,.       .    . ,, ,. , I relief she now turns  to  the courts
it is left out of the report which  .uk[ askfj for ^m
the Finance Committee submitted?
The report was brought in in totals,
and rot details as it has stated. If
it does not know the make-up of
Sarsaparilla
Tho Ono True Blood Purifier,   tl; sli for $*.
, ,     r,...    euro all  Liver Ills and
HOOdS  HlllS Sick Headache. 26 cent*
City and District.
The new N'niiuinm hotel was opened
la*"j evening; report says with free
whiskey and a high old time.
Dr, Ernest Hall , of Viutorla, wus expected to leave last evening to take up
bis profession in Rossland.
The Colonist states, that Chief Justice
Davie has BO far recovered from his recent illness to be able to leave the Hospital,
Our readers will regret lo hear that
Mr. TtiUy Boyce is laid up with a rather
severe attack of la grippe. Wu hope to
see him around again shortly.
"The Coming of Chloe" is a new story
by Mrs. Hungerford, to be published as
a supplement to the Mail, beginning in
our next issue. If you are not a subscriber send in your name this week and
secure the story.
On Tuesday evening the SS. Duiis-
muir collided with a fishing boat containing two Italians, in Woodward
Slough, on Ihe Fraser river. The boat
wns crushed before the steamer could be
stopped aud one of the men was drowned.
Mayor Davison received a telegram
yesterday from Rev. I.) A McRae, staling
that he is on his way from Los Angeles
and would be in Nanaimo in time for
the investigation of the charges against
Chief of Police Crossan and Constable
Thompson, which is to be held by the
Police Commissioners next Monday.
An man was brought, down from Alberni on Tuesday, and will be taken over
to the asylum at New Westminster. He
has resiiied in Alberni for some time,
and is fairly well known ir. this city.
He is a Scotchman about 40 years of age,
a blacksmith by trade.
There seems to have been an epidemic
of drunkeuess amongst the Indians of
late. Lust Tuesday, a batch were up before the magistrates, and were heavily
fined, and again on Wednesday some
more faced the cadi, and contributed the
usual penalty to the Provincial finances.
A. MuGormick is prepared to do all
kinds of sewing machine repairs. He is
also agent for pianos ami organs, andhis
prices areas    low   an   ia   ••nnrieltnt. wilh
good workmanship, Residence on Fitss-
william St., at Mrs. Bulman's Hoarding
House. 10-10-lin,
Telegram received by Mr. .TamesLister to-day, slates tlmt .1 D 1' Knox, Pus-
tor of Halilmrton street Methodist
church, will reach home Saturday evening nud tnke full charge of Sunday's
services at 11 a. m. and 7 p. nt.
On Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock the
members of the W.C.T.C. will hold their
woman's meeting in the Haliburton
street Methodist church. Mrs. Ralph
Smith will.address tlie meeting. Chair
to betaken by Mrs. T. vV. Hall,President. All ladies cordially invited. Solos
at intervals.
Mr, J. J. Sehl returned lust evening
from a trip through the Slocan and
Kootenay districts. Mr. S.'hl is favorably impressed with all that he saw. Jin
Sandon a large hotel, costing $15,000, is
being erected, The people of that district are full of enthusiasm, whether the
silver! tea win In the Presidential election or not, and if silver comes down
even lo 25 cents per ounce, the small
cost of working the mines would make
it profitable at that price. Mr, Sehl says
all the the steam boats and railway trains
are crowded with people, everything
goes with a rush. People are Hocking
in in large numbers even now, but next
spring will   witness  a large addition to
the present population.    lie favors the
Slocan district us being the poor man's
place, the mines costing so little to work.
An interesting and unique social was
given iu the Presbyterian school room
on Tuesday evening last. There was a
fair attendance of young people. Mr.
Geo. Hay oecnpi d the chair. Previous to tho most interesting part of
the entertainment the following programme wus rendered: Piano solo by
Miss Elford; reading by Miss Muir;
song, .Mies (llaholm; reading, Hugh
Aitken. und un excellent exhibition of
club-swinging by Herbert Slew-art. At
this juncture the ehairninn called upon
Mr. Aitken to explain the procedure foi
the quotations. The ante-room had
been nicely decorated and looked very
pretty, On one end of the room were
placed the quotations in divisions, each
one being numbered. On each side ami
one end there, wero slips of paper on
which were written one part of a quotation, these were arranged to form the
letters, Y. P. S. 0. E., the Union Jack
und the name of the poet from whose
works the quotations were taken—Shakespeare. Kach person ou entering the
room was provided with a slip containing a mini ber. il was then necessary to
lind the ■orresponding number, attached to which was the quo at'on, in one,
two or more divisions. It. then required
diligent search to lind each division as
they were widely scattered. Marks were
given to each snccossl'ul person, and the
highest, number, 140, and was presented
with a copy of Lowell's poems.
POLICE OOUltT.
ST. alhan's ciiuncii.
Twentieth Sunday after Trinity, St.
Luke's Day—8 a. in. Holy Communion;
tl a. in. matins, Litany and sermon.
2.S0 p. m.Sunday school. 7 p. m. Evensong and sermon. Kev. Mr. Bosunquet,
j preacher.
BT. l'AUI.'s CHCUCH.
St. Luke's Day, Oct. 18. 8 a. m. early
celebration j 11 a. in., matins, Litany
and sermon. Solo, "Eternal Rest," by
Mr. llrownlee. 2 ,1.111., Sunday school;
I 7 p. m., Kvensong and sermon. Solo
by F. Charlton.
WALLACE   STHIiCT     METHODIST    CnuncU
Kev. T. W. Hall, pastor.    Services at
11 a. in. and 7 p.m. Sunday school ami
Bible class at 2:30 p. m. All are welcome. The series of sermons on "Job"
will be continued at the evening service.
BAPTIST  CIIUIICI1.
Rev. V,. A. Gunton, pastor. Services
11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday school and
Bible class 2:30 p.m.
st. Andrew's pheshvtki.ian church.
Services at 11 a. 111. and 7 p. m.
Sabbath school and Bible class at 2:80
p. in. Rev. Mr. Held will preach morning and evening.
SPIRITUALISM.
Spiritualists Hall, 1. O. O. F.,   (new-
block.   Sunday  evening   next   ut 7:30
p.m.
The Crescent Boot and Shoe Store
BIIAKKSI'EAIIE.
To ho or not ta he, all tongues repent,
Can WIliTKIKUt'ri fnuiUUfl boots uml shoes be
beat?
Loud echo crlos, " He beat they never will
While luather'b leather, ttnJ while skill ih still."
BUltNS.
Would I hud lived to see illt loot
Prae heel to toe, frae sole to cult,
Weel covered wl' n WHITFIELD boot,
Sue nact und brow;
O' lienlth and happlnesri the root
Are they to a'.
Had thev hut lived to let nie ken
What good hoots were, three score nnd ten
Had reel) tne tnddlfu' but and ben
Al my concerns,
Antl charm In' mankind ivi' my pen.
Bigned, UoHHiE Bubns.
PCOTT.
O Caledonia, stern nnd wild,
How blest mu.it lie each man and child,
And mother, wife ami maiden fair
Who WlllTl'lKLU'd boots and shoes mny wear
Laud of brown heath and shaggy wood,
Vou kntiw how cheap they are aud good,
The work that leaves their skilful hand
Has none superior in tlte land.
Mv country's thrift is overthrown
If'ii thin truth has never known.
School Shoe, a) WHITFIELD'S
Specialty.    ■       30 Victoria Crescent.
Business Directory
BARRISTERS.
1IARKER A Tori's, Barrister* and Solicitors.
'   Commercial streot.
G1   P, CANE, Barrister and Solicitor, Boom 11,
t.   JohuBton Ulock.
KOSSLANI).
What is the record of the Turner
government as fnr. ns Rossland is
concerned? Inadequate school
facilities, inadequate police protection, total lac!* of fire protection,
and an expenditure of only $S00on
improving the grade of one or two
blocks along Columbia avenue.
What is Rossland's record as regards the government? It has with
its tributary territory contributed
$30,000 to the provincial treasury
already this year, and its contributions will range from $75,000 to
$100,000 for the year 1896.
Mr. Goodove, of Ohesley,   Ont.,
was one of the  Toronto excursionists who arrived in Rossland about
six weeks ago.      A   few days after
his arrival he   bought   the   lot on
which is Paterson, Johnson &*Co'f.
■iflice, for $4000.   He sold this lot
yesterday to Sir Bartle   Frere   for
$5,500.    A few days ago he bought
the adjoining lot, and after holding
j it for a few   days,   sold   it  to  the
Band of British North  America at
! an advance of $500.    He has some
other holdings   for   which   he has
: offers which would  enable   him to
! clear up at least $100!) more.    For
la six weeks' residence in   Rossland
: $3000 is certainly not bad wages.
 -*.«-«•	
: Fifty out of Eigdity Years In I'rison.
St.   Catharines,  Oct.   7.—Humphrey
Guest, who wns sent to tlie Kingston
: Penitentiary a short time ago for liorse-
' stealing, has one of the most reinurk-
! able records in the history of this count-
i ry.   Aged and infirm (for he  is nearly
80 years old), this nuin still possesses a
desire to do wrong, and though he rare-
j ly escapes punishment, he always marks
his release from confinement liy coin-
j mitting thefts of more or less importance.   His reputation as a thief is  l'ro-
i vineial, butae many of his crimes hnve
' been committed in this  locality there is
I considerable interest shown here in the
; record  of the police in placing him out
nf the way.   Guest has spent nearly  50
I veins in prison and has  lieen convicted
' nine times for horse-stealing, while  his
convictions for petty thefts and   misdemeanors are quite numerous.
They may Strike.
M
cINNF.s & McINNES,  Barristers,  Room li,
Johnston Ilioek, Commercial street,
jTARWOOD & YOUNG, Barristers, corner of
L   Commercial and Bastion streets.
BOTANIST.
HARDY, Botanic DrugglBl, Wlnfleltl Crescent.   Try Hardy's File ointment.
DENTISTS.
DR. MASON, Iienlist.   Extracting a specialty.
Gus and Itther administered.
Olliee, Odd-Fellow's lllnek, Naimlmo.
J. CURRY, I). I). S., Green Blook.    First-
w
class work K-isranteeil.
DUUGGISTS.
■ flRESCENT PHARMACY. HAIjL&StBABM/VN,
j xJ proprietors. Vietorin Crescent. Dispensing
I nnd family ret ipeH a specialty.
(OM»\Vl-.M., ATlfTNK, WATriON CO., Uml led.
Medical ball, corner Commercial and itas-
! tion streets.   Telephone 1-8-5.
DYE  WORKS.
\tan.umo  DYK WORKS.—Dyeing, Cleaning
li   and Kepftirtng   M Nicol Btreot.
C. CitAiu.TON, Manager.
FISH   MAKKK'l
G.
MARSH, Wholesale  Healer in   Fish  and
Game, Tlnslton Street, Nanainio.
INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL AGENT
M   WOLFE, Financial and Insuranee Ageut,
•    Johnston Hloek.
HEAL   ESTATE—INSUUANCE.
LiOKEMAN ,v HARDY, Heal Estate Brokers-
Bastion street.
SECOND-HAND STORE.
D   TAYLOR, Dealer in nil kinds of New and
• Second-Hand Furniuirc, and Fancy .\rti-
eles ol every description.
Masonic building.
WATCHMAKER.
10S. M. BROWX, Watchmaker. Watches
tr and Clocks rarelully cleaned and repaired.
Corner Church and Chapel streets.
Toronto, Oct. 14.—There is consider*
! ahle dissatisfaction among the employes
! of the Grand Trunk railway which   may
: terminate in a strike.    The men com-
i plain Hint they are unjustly  treated   liy
; foremen and superintendents and that
i their complaints are  not   listened   to.
I The most serious point is at Stratford,
where orders  were given  on Saturday
that the 700 employes there should work
! hut 45 hours a week instead of 60  hours
: ns heretofore.     After tho employes nt
Toronto  and   other  centres  are  placed
under a similar regulation, some  action
will  probably  he taken   by the men to
have their wrongs redressed.
 **«	
Hotel Arrivals.
NOTICE.
ALL FREIGHTS left on the
Nanaimo Wharf Co.'s Wharf
will ho at owners' risk.
A. R. JOHNSTGH & CO., Wharfingers.
Personal Mention.
AV. H. Lomas, Indian Agent,
Quamichan, came up on Wednesday to inspect the Indian reserve
here.
J. IT. G. Earle of Victoria, representing Pendrtiy's Soap Works is
upon a business visit.
A. Haslam and Thos. Kitchen
were passengers on Wednesday's
train. »
Itev. G. W. Taylor of North
Point, Gabriola Island, paid our
office a visit on Wednesday.
VV. W. B. Mclnnes, M. P., arrived
home by Thursday's train.
Wilson House.—3 ii 01 If ton, Taeoma;
M ll Rainbow, Seattle; J A Wright,
Montreal; I. Hills, P C Holden, K K
Pusin.U EBarnes Victoria; J II Ash*
well, Chilliwiiek; Dr. It Reddick, Ottawa; T Adair, II Boulthce, Toronto.
Windsor House.—G T Sarceant, J T
McAlninc and wife, J Ilemnns, Oaptain
Mimsiii and wife, Miss Mimsin, Victoria; I, Lavorge, SH. City of Everett j Miss
Jessie Welburn, Omaha, Neb; 1,1 Peterson, Brooklyn N Y; E Blewitt, Texadu;
1> II Kittrldge, Qi'anby,Que; II Loinas,
Duncans; J B Draincrd, Vancouver.
Wanted—a Wife.
Ono of the Vancouver World's subscribers at Nicola Lake writes to that
paper asking it to ussist him in (setting
a wife, ye would prefer a Protestant,
from 2b to 30 years of age. He has tt
snug little farm fairly well stocked and
a nice home. His address can he had ut
tho office of the Vancouver World.
The steamer Willapa arrived from the
North on Tuesday. She brought down
SO passengers and a considerable quantity  of  freight,    principally    salmon.
DIED.
In  this city, on Oct. 1ft, lfiflfl,  Maria
inow,  aged 78 years, a native of VVoi-
estershire, Kngland
Tbe funeral will
the details Of the  report, how does 1 take place from the residence of Mr. M.
»*,«. I*-™. t)„.n *,„„„. .u„. :» „.„„i„r. i Bute, Si*,  on  Saturday  afternoon at 8
the Free Press know that it was left, ()V|,;.k_   ¥riends wi|1 >;leMe amjpt lhiB
out?    Perhaps it has a two-legged  intimation.
At the Provincial Police Court this
morning before M. Bate and J Hilbert,
J. I 'ci., Eura Euierlek was uhareetl with
supplying liquor to Jim Quitqulmuth, a
Nanainio Indian on Wednesday last. A
youth named McKcnzio gave evidence
to the effect that ho was present, at the
time the Indians were in the house, and
he saw no liquor in the house. After
evidence had been given by the two Indians, the magistrates said it was only
fair to give tho prisoner every opportunity of defending himself by procuring
thc attendance of all the parties, he be-
in** a deal mute. The case was adjourned until 11 o'clock ou Monday next.
A despatch from San Francisco
says:—Chung Luck Duck, Chinese
junk dealer, wns seriously stabbed
by highbinders last night. He was
sitting   in   his   room  in  Jackson
| street, when his assailants entered
by means of a skeleton key. Without a word of warning one of the
Chinese stabbed him in the leftside,
the blade penetrating the lung.   In
| defending himself from further at"
ta-k Duck was also cut in the wrist
and arm. The screaming of the
wounded Chinaman for help at-
tracked the attention of a special
officer, but before he reached the
Bcene the highbinders had fled.
Awarded
Highest Honors—World's Fair.
'DR*
MOST   PERFECT  MADE.
K pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.   Frei
(torn Ammon'-, Alum or »ny other adulterant
40 Year* the Standard-
WHEN YOU BUY^"^
a. Jacket
Coat
Ol"
Wrap
YOU  WANT THE BEST
Best Style
Best Fit
Best, Finish
Best Value
We have them.
Our garments were made in Germany to pur special order.
Newest styles in Sleeves, Collars, Backs.
Newest Effects.
All the little details that give finish.
Then tile price is right  SEE   OUR
Children's at $2.00 and up
Ladies' at $5.00 up to $25.00
STEVENSON & CO.
GREAT CASH DRY GOODS AND
MEN'S FURNISHINGS HOUSE
Commercial St., Nanaimo, B. C.
J
"1
*O.P.S. 0
ji-JALL GOODS
:        WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED the Most Complete
|        and Best Values in )
Fall Hosiery j
Of any house in  British Columbia.    Sec our All- ?
,
Wool Socks, black, at 40c.    They arc fine value.
Ladies' All-Wool Hose, 25c. and 35c; good value.
The Celebrated
Health Brand of Underwear
We carry in huge assortment I'm- Women, Misses
:        and Children.    Large assortment in
Men's Underwear
At the best value for the money to he got.
Our Comforters
Are the best.    See  the Eider Down  Comforter ut
$5.00 and $5.50.
Dress Goods
In the Newest and Latest Styles. Our Tweed Effects
at 25e. and SOe. are great value.    Our stock of 5
Ready-made Clothing, j
Waterproof Huts and Caps, Ties, Shirts, Umbrellas, j
etc., is now complete.
Call and See Them Before Buying Elsewhere.
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i
:
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. MORGAN,
Commercial Street.
*e~e*>.f*eS*.r^*.r-.**ie*'*me+>e***.**e*e^e**Ar>^
IIAVE  YOUE-
Shirts, Collars and Cuffs   \
^^^^3— DONE  BY  THE    —*n j
I  r^ioneer Steam Laundry •■
-^» ( By so doing you will PATRONIZE WHITE LABOR >]
mm--  j And help to GET RID OF THE CHINESE! \\
Dye Works in connection.__-—-—EBafc-_ , A
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P. O. Box 95.
D. M. STEWART, Proprietor.
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