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I "PateatJExceUent"
If you see that on your sack of
Pastry Flour
You can be aure that ynu have the best,
for there can be no better.
'I'shzpur.*■■ . ;,.'
(Vm.es the heat Tea oiTeroS to dlacrimi-
Dating buycra in British Columbia.
Garden Manager,   f
Fojuitek Hi.ddi.i:. I Sola Agents B.C.
VOL. II-NO. 48.
WHOLE NQ. 107.
Js Going Rapidly_
Nothing astonishing in that, however. It
is the extremely low prices we ure usking
that surprises	
We are going out of the Shoe Business and
must get rid of the Stock	
Look ns np early if you want to Secure,
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 ....
7 Almonds
New Dates
"    Prunes
"    Peurs
Brazil Nuts
"    Peaches
New Figs in boxes of lib., 101b., 301b.—in bulk, 8c. lb.
"     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 1 "lb.
packets, 6 for .$1.   These are very choice.
Peels, Keller'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.
pie's Store,
Christmas Bargains-
We Arc Closing out Mi
■ Balance of Onr_
Jackets and Mantles,
Trimmed and Untrimmed Hats.
Feathers and Trimmings.
Children's Millinery.
Fur Boas, Capes and Collars
Dress Goods
Mantle Cloths
Wrapper Flannels
Boys' Suits and Reefer Jackets
At Immense Reductions for Cash ....
fall Early nnd Secure Some of
These Bargains
1 l^**t^M*W-V%
Nanainio, B. C.
Thoy -it
Made Irnm Select Kruit nn,I intii'Sueur.    The frr.'ai.ut cure In exerolMd hiihel- nreiiara-
Hon muI exquialto iilcanliiicm observed.   Wc only iiiulte one quality—the health* "Mile aa supplied to the unler ul IIIh Kxcclluucy Lord Aberdeen.
WIT BUY CHEAP tm ? BUY OKELL & MORRIS'. Thsy are the Purest and Best
In a Blaze of Glory ^
No matter what other
gifts take yonr fancy
you can do nothing
wiser than come and
look ut what we have
to show iu Slippers for
Christmas uud New
Yeur's presents.
... All Right Prices . ..
What are You Going to Give Me for...
This is what many people are saying.
It is a very hard question* to answer; the
only thing to sav is: "I don't know vet; 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 . \
Ladie^ \\Tafcerproof Over^atiers.
Mer/s Faixy Slippers.
GasI) B°ot aijd S*K>e Store
17 aifd 19 Gonfn-tercial St^et
E. E. G. Johnson, Mgr.
But it depends on your Patronage
whether we stay or not  ....
We are prepared to sell goods at
.Rio-ht Prices.
So give us a call when buying
Christmas Toys and Crockery-ware.
46 Victoria Crescent.
"Ring Out the Old"
•'liiiiir in the New"
Auction Sale.
Xmas Eve., December 24th.
At 7:30 p.m., Sharp.
About 12 Seta uf Standard Works (Complete)
.ill to be sold Without the Slightest Reserve
Room for You All
Don't mina thl* Sale aa a fine phmirc la given
vnu lo get your Xmas l'reaeuta at your own
P. O. Box IOS.
Under  the   Miiiiiijrt'iiu" n   of   (lu*  I t'tlW**  of Bt,
For Wholesome
Vegetables of all
kinds that are in
season, get them at
who will call on you
once every week.
Listen for hia bell.
Good Potatoes,
at moderate prices.
Onions, 11 lbs., 25c.
100 lbs. for $1.65.
Rcaerve your order until tie
Store—Day's Old
Butcher Shop,
Nicol Streot.
h Tti Went to Borrow
repayalili- iniuillily In ft years, al (7.50
. -tepayatile monthly In s yeara, at $15.IM
I repayable monthly In " yeara, at $80.0(1
Otber amount* In proportion, Lniiim mnile
only ou Klrat Mnrtgage un Improved Town or
City tProperly.   iKtiuiT.ni.i: mvhhi,, I.iun ami
Bl'll-IUNil An.i'ICIaTION, 11  l\.mill,, St., Toronto
(iliil. I.  BCIIKTKY, An,-ni.
Boom No ll. Johnston Illnck.
Fish and
Game Market
SlIIPPIMU SUrTl.ll/.ll
O, MAJB8H. Prop.
OppsjUc Flatswy-i Drug Store.
.1: ni     riiiin 1
St. Alban's Mall,
Tnesday and Wednesday Next
Dec, 32nd and MM,
Opening euch day tit 2 p. umm
Spring, Hummer, Autumn nnd   A'tnier, re*
represented hy stiills et which iirth leHof all <le-
KcriptltiiiH, api roprintc In euch :-chmhi, will he
oll'ered tor nnle ut rea»ntnir»li" prices.
Another feature of the Kulr Will be n Inr^e
QObweb| attHchfil to the end of each thread
will be a sulUhle preceni,
Miiflc mid refreshments will he provided.
Admission during the day free. Evening,
W eenls,
Stove Repairing.
Will lit uumt nny Stove.
All uiihIh nl uiil t'imk
iStilVfH Imllghl, Buiil or
<iooil* of   every
description     I a i'l
ami mil,I.
Masonic Building, Couiuiexolal btreot.
At the request of a large number .of the Electors of Nanainio
City, I have consented to allow
my name to be placed in nomination for the position of Mayor
of Nanaimo for the year 1897.
I shall endeavor, during the
time at my disposal, to meet as
many of the electors as possible
mid 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,
City and District.
Xmas day falling on Friday the Man.
will be published, with supplement on
An advertisement will be found in
this issue calling for tenders for mail
service. Full information can be bad at
the post oftii-e.
Don't forget the Xmas wheel at the
Presbyterian Mission on Needham
street on Xmas Eve, (Thursday) at 7 p.
m.   Admission 25 cents.
On account of pressure in our space,
we will give the reply of the Hon. Mr.
Blair to the Liberal Association Address
In our next issue.
During the hollda-s the Mail will be
reduced to a six column paper, to enable
our statfto enjoy the festive season.
A Xmas supplement will be a feature of
our next issue.
Nanaimo Lodge, Order Sons of St
George, held a large and enthusiastic
meeting on Saturday evening, at which
several applications for uiembeiship
were received.
The memberB of Oli ver Lodge, Daugh t-
ers of St George, installed their officers
last Saturday evening, at which ceremony there was a large attendance.
Sister Penkeath, D D, of Victoria, was
the installing officer.
A union Sunday school teachers meeting was held last evening in the Wallace
Street Church. Mr. W. Manson presiding. Rev. J. Knox read an instructive
paper on "The best method to retain
senior scholars." A number took part
in the discussion.
The Baptist Xmas entertainment will
take place on Wednesday (tomorrow)
evening at 8 o'clock. Very appropriately, they will have a boat, and friends
are asked to bring the cargo with them.
There will also be a Xmas tree laden
with presents and as there is no admission fee, but a collection, it is hoped
there will be a good turn out.
Mary Skinahan, a Nanaimo Indian
was charged before M Bate, J. P. yesterday with having a bottle of gin in her
possession, and was lined }25 and costs
or two months imprisonment. There
are circumstances in this case which we
intend to comment upon, hut as further
proceedings are likely to be taken we
refrain at present.
Johnny Kalakumen, a Euclutau Indian nas charged by Constable Mclmloo
wilh being drunk, and also with obstruct
ing him in the execution of hiB dttlj. It
appeals that the constable in arresting
the prisoner stood in imminent danger
of losing his life, the prisoner obtaining
possession of a large knife. He waB
convicted and sentenced to four months
There was a large turn out at the Y M
C A on Sunday night, the meeting being
under the auspices of the C T E. Mr R
W Clark, of Vancouver, occupied the
■-hair and gave a very effective address.
A solo was given by Mr Parkinson, of
Vancouver, who also supplemented the
chairman's remarks by some useful reminiscences.
A large and appreciative audience assembled in the Presbyterian church
last night, the occasion'being the concert for the poor and needy, arranged
for I iv a committee of ladies Irom each of
the churches of the city. The success of
the venture must be gratifying to the
promoters, and the large attendance and
hearty applause also pleasing to those
who took part. We understand thc receipts will amount toa good sum.
At the regular meeting of Nanaimo
Lodge, L O L, 1670, on Saturday evening, the following officers were elected
at.d installed for the eiiBuing term :•— W
H MiLellan, W M; A Anderson, D Mj
J Mi'Kenzie, Chap; D McLennan, R Sec;
A Matheson, Treas; K Mclnnes, F Sec;
VV Craig, DofC;W M McLean, Lecturer, After the installation ceremonies,
the brethren repaired to tbe Grand
Hotel, where ample justice was done to
the good things prepared by Host Steele;
ln fact, some of the members have not
lost the taste even to-day. The W M
occupied the chair, and effective addresses were delivered by the new officers. It is intended to hold the 12th of
July celebration in Nanaimo next year,
and extensive preparations are even now
being made to make this the most enthusiastic anniversary of the glorious
twelfth ever held in this Province .The
local lodge is in a good tinam-iul condition, and the members are anxious that
all loyal citizens should assist theui in
their celebration.
BALED TENDER8 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
Printed notices containing further information as to conditions of proposed
At the regular meeting of the Council
on Monday evening there were present:
Mayor Davison, Aid. Bradley, West-
wood, Planta, Martell, Morton,
McDonald and Foreman.
The minutes of last meeting were read
and on motion adopted.
Aid. Planta rose to a question of
privilege, he wished the Clerk to produce the receipt for $173.20 from Rev D
A McRae.
The Clerk replied that it was in his
The receipt was produced and read by
the Clerk.
Aid Planta asked if it was paid by
cheque, to which the Clerk replied that
it was not it was paid in cash ou the instructions of the Mayor.
Ahl Planta thought it would only be
right for the Mayor to explain to the
Council why this amount wrs paid out
without the* consent of the Council. It
was customary for the Mayor in using
hia prerogative to report at the first
meeting ofthe Council the reason of his
actions. Had it not been publicly
Btated that this money had been paid
out in an irregular way he would not
have known anything about it. The
Aldermen were certainly entitled to
know everything about money matters.
The Mayor was quite willing to give
any information on the mutter. He had
the consent of the majority of the Board
to pay this account in view of Mr. McRae having to go away. It would not
have been right to have detained him,
and so have made the expenditure
higher. He had asked the Clerk to pay
thiB money over by consent of a majority
of the Board, and they had endorsed his
action. They were willing that these
expenses should be paid, and he did not
consider there was anything wrong, as
it bud been a saving to the city by not
detaining Mr. McRae.
Aid Planta said the explanation was
very good ub far as it bad gone, but he
could not see why money snould be paid
out of the public treasury without tirst
passiug tbe Council and coming before
the auditor in the ordinary way. He
would also ask why it waB not paid by
cheque, it was unusual to pay a large
amount in this way. It certainly looked
to him as though it was intended to
keep the matter quiet.
The Mayor said they could not have
paid the money by cheque because the
bank wus closed, and Mr. McRae was
going away the next morning. There
was no mystery about tbe matter, as
the other members were aware of it.
There was nothing to be ashamed of.
Aid Planta asked the Clerk if he did
noi give tbe cheque to Mr. Aitken, and
Mr. Thompson replied that he thought
he did.
Aid Planta seemed to think that
♦ 173.20 had been paid to Mr. McRae on
the 2uth October, and also by cheque to
Mr Aitken on the 27th, and asked the
Clerk if he got any of the money back.
The Mayor—to tbe Clerk—you paid it
Aid. Planta considered it should have
been brought before the auditor, and
asked if the Clerk had entered it in his
The Clerk replied that the books were
Aid Planta, did vou enter it the next
the Clerk said he had a voucher for
tlie payment.
The Mayor said no blame should be
put upon the Clerk, if thero was any
blame lie wished it to be put upon himself.
Aid Planta considered it was irregular
on the part of a city servant.
The Mayor reminded Aid Planta that
there had been other Questionable
methods in the past whicli he—Aid.
Planta—had defended.
Aid Morton sustained Aid Planta in
his contention thut the account bhould
lirst have come before the Council.
Aid Planta said the money could have
followed Mr McRae. He did not think
it was business,
The Mayor I suppose you would have
considered it business to have kept Mr,
McRae over a week.
After further desultory conversation
the matter dropped.
A letter was read from Hon J I Tarte
conveying to the citv his thanks for the
courtesy shown himself and party. Received and fyled,
A letter from the secretary of the
school board for $1034,76 for general
account, and (209,30 on construction
account was read and received, the
amount appearing in the monthly accounts.
Two letters from parlies in the States
re smelting works were read and ordered to come up for discussion.
Finance committee report enclosing
the monthly stutement was read as follows :—
Public Works  $ 764.111
Schools   1244.06
dice uud    Jails      340 68
te Mr. Bate, and asked for the ameont
for 1893 and 1894 be refunded.
On motion of Aid. Morton it wag ordered that the amount be refunded providing proper receipts be shown.
The council then adjourned.
Immediately after the adjournment
the members sat as a Cemetery Committee.
Geo Joyce applied for the sum of $190
for work on the Cemetery extension.
Aid. Foreman reported that the work
had been done in a satisfactory manner
and the account was ordered to be pale*.
The meeting then adjourned,
Forthcoming Events.
"Fair of the Seasons" at St Alban's
church at 2 p.m.
Epworth League of Wallace St church
at 8 p.m.
Sons of Temperance at Haliburton St
Children's entertainment at Y.M.C.A.
"Fair of the Seasons" at St Albtw'*
Xmas entertainment at the Baptist
Xmas entertainment at the Presby*
terian Missbn Needham street.
Andrews    Presbyterian
St Andrews Presbyterian church
Xmas Grotto and Star.
Wallace St. Methodist 'church Xmas
Xmas Log Cabin at .the Haliburton
st church.
City Police Court.
Before Messrs. Bate and Hilbert,
J. P's.
Two men were charged with disorderly conduct on Fraser Street
yesterday afternoon and fined
$5 and costs or 14 days.
A. 0. F,
A large number of members attended the ordinary meeting of
Court Nanaimo, A. O. F. last night
when the following officers were
elected:—A. Hickman, P. C. R., J,
Hickman, C.R., J, Piper, S. C, M,
Bate, Sr, Treas., L Manson Sec., J,
Rowley, S. W., S Thompson, J. W.,
W Beimel, S. B., J, Thompson,J,B.
R, Wenborn, Trustee., \V, Wall,
Auditor. Several applications were
received and two candidates balloted for.
The Lodge room was ordered to
he draped one month in memory ol
T, B. Stead, permanent Sec High
Court of the order.
During the past year 47,004 adults, and 20,741 juveniles have been
admitted, and 24,000 members received relief.
City Clerk's office
267 31
Closing Exercises.
The following is the list of promotlont
of the pupils of the Central School:
Eighth Division—Miss M Woodman—
Geo Nash, May Booth, Jennie Cordell,
David Hardy,"Jus tiibbs, John Collier,
Henry Piper, Jane Crossan, Gerald Davis
Frankwall, Robt Robertson, Wm Sin-
clair, Elizabeth Share, Percy Whiteside,
John J.owen, Dyson Hirst, Stella Jones,
Mabel Jones, Arthur Akenhead, John
Watson, Felix Gueolette, Victor Mury-
laert, David Steele, Mary Escott, James
Gerrard, Viettu Miller.
Seventh Division—Miss S T Muir—
Florrie Escott, Leslie Shaw, Kate McKenzic, Grace Johnston, Jessie Mercer,
Harriet Rogers, Annie Merrifield, Saly
Kustison, Christine McDonald, Edwin
Benton, John Johnson, Horace Wilson,
Annie Stewart, Eunace Wall, Robt.
Thompson, Cecilia Trumper, Barbara
Pollard, Bemice Smith, Jas Akenhead,
Jas Russell, Ellen McCush, Gladys
Home, Harry Share.
Sixth Division—Miss F H P llaarer—
Isabel Gillies, Gustave Ferre, Hilma
Lepisto, Dorothy Sweet, Hannah Bennett, Wm Fraser, Inez Martell, John
McKay, Walter Rogers, Janet Johns,
Flora Fraser, Grace Bunnerman, John
Drake, Margaret McCuish, Gusty*
Lewis, Janet Donaldson, John Weeks,
Florence Brightman, Wm Bray, Joseph
Barrett, Charles Wilson, John Raper,
Margaret Galloway,  Frank   McKinnell.
Fifth Division—Miss F E Hartt—Thos
Calderhead, Annie Dick, Josephine McKenzic, Joseph Miller, llettie Morgan,
George Wilson, Margaret Hardy, Emily
Benton, Lillian Wall, John Grant, Peter
Brenuan, Thomusine Rogers, Goo Simpson.
Fourth Division—Miss L A Meblue
—Frank Green, Gerald Sweet, Minnie
Bear, John Johnson, Evan Escott, John
Crowder, Lillian I'lnall, Jane Pollard,
Sidney Pierce, Mary McDonald, Lindler
Miscellaneous    480.9C  Home, John Nonl.'Estelle Jones,   Hii-
Cemetery       11.18
Total 3097.21
Ordered  to   be   received   and   fyled.
Road foreman's report was read and
Aid. Westwood asked for the report
of the Finance Committee re thc lieau-
inant property.
Aid Morton' asked for further time
whicli was granted.
 ,....,...      The communications re smelter were
con'tracU 'may beVeen and blBnk"forms of j again read.and^ Aid,   Morton   thought
tender may be obtained at the above ~—- -■■— ' - 	
Post Offices, and at this Olliee.
Post Office Inspector.
Post OlBce Inspector's Office,
Victoria, 18th December, 1890.
ALL PERSONS having claims
against the Natiaimo City Public
School Trustee Board must present them to the Secretary ou or
before Saturday the 26th hist.
By order,
Nanaimo. 22nd Dec, 1896.
something had been gained by tbe ad
vertisements as attention had been
drawn to Nanaimo.
After some conversation the matter
was left to the following committee to
report at the next meeting. Aid Morton, Planta, and Foreman.
On motion of Aid Morton the clerk
was instructed to place an advertisement in the Free Press that all accounts against the council must be in
before the 31st of December,
It was ordered that $10 deposited by
the con tractor for cemetery extension
be refunded when tho work' was repert-
ed complete.
The Mayor stated that John Baptist
a man living outside Ihe city limits had
paid revenue tax
nMr o,,li SSTdK wishing both teach
toMr.Gouijh and also ,COJUX)lifQClltB u, the
ary Kreetliy, Ada Carter, John Vance,
Gertrude Home, Laura Morrison, Ernest. Hall.
Third Division—Miss M Lawson—
Amy Griffith, Emma Hemer, Leonard
Thrall, Wm Steele, Charles Booth,
Thomas Bradbury, Margaret Algar, Louisa Simmons, Kllenar Sharp, Nellie
Galloway, Euphetuia Frame, Archie
Dick, Agnes Quennell, Alice Trumper,
Wm M'irwick, Maggie Leask, Mark
Second Division—Mr James Galloway
—Harry Algar, Mary McKenzie, Archie
Galloway, Janet Frame, Martha Smith,
Harry Bray. Mav Tully, Edith Sampson
Helen Crossan, Ed Devlin, Sarah Woodman, Barbara (Irani.
Principal Shaw has four candidates
for entrance to the High School.
First Division—Miss 8 Marshall—
Florence Morrison, Margaret TunstalL,
John Devlin,
Second Divieon—Miss E LeFeuvre—i
Alberta Brownlee, Sarah Devlin, Ellen
Drake, Marv Sharp, Maud Scales, John.
Nicholson, Emily Balo, Florence Cocking, Beatrice Wagetalf.
The High school closing examination
took place on Friday, several trustees
and other visitors attended and gave
brief address. The scoolg will reopen
on the 4th of January, Wo join is
teachers and scholars th*
season. - : v
Jeanie Welder there as the godde*>->
of his heurth and home.
"Sow, tliere are at least three
months in tlie year when a goddess
of the hearth must of necessity be
off duty; she cannot he expected to
sit vvith her feet on a fender while
,,,, ..,.  . ,.        , .   .        -  .the mercury is ranging around in
*lhat( bust ..ur Urn- uud mivii.u, t...),'^ uine[Wl   Co.n.iioii sense should
have prompted   Robert Arnold tc
Christmas Greeting.
\n bumble home and palace hall,
The rich and pour hold festival,
Aud chiiillii,,, i u'eui'S   a fairest guise,
Aud tender shines uli mothers eyes,
'The aged one forgets tlieir years,
The Bad is cheated of their tears,
"The mirthful beiwi is doubly gay,
For Chi isi the Lord was horn today
That loves dear readers nieaud you,
"Then let us hail him with delight,
And help ilie pour this Xmas night.
Turn to God now one ami all,
Then we will lurve u feslival.
pospone his marriage till the nipping atillirnn air supplied the necessary conditions for the fulfillment
of his dreams; hut common sense
and Robert Arnold had parted company during the days of liis courtship, and the poor follow had to
pay the penalty of his rashness,
Under the elatnor of romance he
thought only of the bliss uf the long
winter evenings by llie glowing lire;
il never occurred to him how they
would spend the intervening summer, and his veranda, though a
veritable bower of roses, seemed n
poor substitute for the fender of his
dreams. In Ihe same way, he had
never in fi.ny associated Miss
Fielder's dainty feel wilh anything
but the gray slippers that had
marked her as his chofen one. li
hau never seemed to dawn upon
him that a woman cannot tread all
the walks of life in slippers. He
loved : experienced a kind of shook when,
on unpacking her things, he drew
out stout walking-boots, canvas
tennis-shoes, and a pair of that suspicious species of shoes known as
ball-bearing, and worn only by
devotees of the wheel. Was it pos-
s.ble that one so sweet and lovable
and altogether womanly could have
athletic tendencies? lie abhorred
athletic women! He never guessed
that her fresh complexion, berw-sll-
poised body and graceful carriage
that he so admired could he connected ill the remotest way with her
athletic tendencies.. He himself
had been a famous athlete in his
college days, but when he had set
i his face toward the goal of success
And the same old sack laid across his ;he had put bis college sporls be-
back— hind him its "childish tilings,"  He
The wonderful rick, overflowing  pack-  liul     thought   that   while he had
And the (winkling eyes, and  lhe sweet  , ,       r. ,        . ,,       ,
roumi face I *jet,n   dreaming   only  of the cheer
And tbe air of kindly love and grace.        and   comfort   of  winter evenings,
' Jeanie was looking nt his pale face
ind stooping shoulders and devising all sorts of schemes for heguil-
iing him out into the summer  sun-
The Spirit oi Christmas.
"Ha didn't believe in Santa Oluus.
When he asked  him  why,  ho replied
-And thut is lhe only reason why
He deemed the dear old Saint a lie.
But nevertheless on Christmas eye
He watched lor the thing he didn't
He lay awake nearly half the night,
And   bis eyes grew  big and round-and
•As   u rotund  form caine  through   the
And tiptoed softly amiss the floor —
A   man   lcd-ebeeked,   with   long   white
■An I of a twinkling eyes a remarkable
■And laid ou bis back was a well  filled
A wonderful, rich, overflowing pack-
Filled   with  the  things the lud
And he   knew
And ah! how be  wept,  that Christinas
That lie wus the buy who didn't believe!
And ah! how he cried, that Christmas
At whut Santa left when lie went away !
"Twas only a note tu the poor little lad—
2No toys, not u book, to make him glad—
'■'If yuu don't believe I'm real und true,
How can I ever believe in you?"
Thus   the note   run.    The   little   boy
As buck lo the nursery room  he  crept;
But, to his surprise,  not far from  the
Stood  the   same   old laws  of the night
in   a minute hisgenial
•'Now do   you   believe?'
'I   do   indeed,
asked  Santa
said   the   child, "be-
Nevei   g|,jne   anj    bringing  back his lost
The Saint, with a smile, quoth
mind," ,
And vanished, but left his paek behind.   yOUtri.
"Since you have no wheel
And so I ask at this Christmas time       I have t   mal fl       t      ;s coun  h
Who can fail to believe  who hears  the .,     , „   , . , .    , .        ,
cl,jmBi j on the lawn,   she said to him a few
Who sees the joy writ on every face        j days after the  wedding.     "Frank
In the  generous   Spirit  of  Love   and < said   you   used to he a capital ten-
  j nis-player.
Four Feet on a Feeder.
A Christmas Story.
and you must nave
to counteract the effect
eight   hours  over your
I somethin
of sittin-j
"What! Me in tennis togs! Never!"
returned Robert, with perhaps more
decision than the occasion required.
"My friends would think I'd gone
I daft.    You may have any amuse-
 _ | ment you like, but being with you,
. „      .   ,   T, Joanie,   is all the recreation I care
(Concluded.) .       for.''
"This fire is so very hot; let me i The next day Jeanie carried her
get you a screen," and Miss Render racket to the attic, stored away her
paused long enough to provide him j wheel in the basement, concealed
with a little transparent affair that her obnoxious "spurting" shoes in
enabled him to hide his blushes ! the closet, and the subject was not
and at the same time   gaze  to  his ! referred to again. •
heart's content on her own fair face, j     During the halcyon days of court-
us she continued her story. ship their   conversation  had been
Emboldened hy the protection of! mostly in the clouds; and because
the screen, he placed both feet on J up in the clouds they bad agreed in
thc hearthstone, leaned back in his : 'heir ideas of music, poetry, religion
,-chair, and gave himself up to the'and art, they naturally supposed
■Biijoyinent of a sensation far more they would agree on all things when
delightful than his most roseate they came down to earth.
dreams had painted. Who can tell whether it was liv-
Thus he sat, "fancy unto fancy i '"g too long in the clouds, or coin-
linking," vaguely conscious of Miss ', ing down too suddenly to earth,
Fielder's saying "And so the poor! that made the "little rift in the J
hero wanders through sixty chapt- lute?" Neither spoke of it, yet
its without knowing whether the | each was conscious of feeling how J
girl he loves is the girl he ought to: complete their happiness mit-ht be
marrv, and we leave biin there still! were it not there. "It will pass
undecided and without any way of away as soon as summer  is  over
finding out his own mind. The
fairy tale is far more satisfactory to
my mind. Take the prince in
'Cinderella,' for instance; he hasn't
Robert hopefully assured himself'
But when summer was over and
they sat, as he had so often dreamed of sitting, before the glowing fire
the shadow of a doubt about the j °n frosty nights, even then a bar-
woman of his choice, for there is i ricr seemed at times to rise between
only one woman in the world that Robert's arm-chair and Jeanie's
can wear that slipper.    Don't vou!**-*!-" nicker.
"I'm casting a shadow  over  her
have lived too much alone to be a
tit companion for her," was Robert's bitter thought night after
night; while perhaps at thc s.une
Instant Jeanie would bu thinking,
"He thinks nie too frivolous and
gay. If I could only do something!
to show him that I can enter into
his life and his work!"
It may bo tint if these  thoughts
had   been   spoken  aloud the cloud
think,   Mr. Arnold,  that a slipper
would   be   uf   great advantage in  bright young life.    I'm too old and
guiding the men of to-day to tlieir
Robert started, blushed, and
again drew his feet back under his
"Well—er—Miss Fielder, you
know—" and there is really no
telling what the poor fellow might
have said had not Frank Fielder
ontered the room just in time to
save him from himself.
It would never do to pour into! would have instantly vanished; but
the ears of the curious public the neither uttered a word to betray
story of the weeks that followed the the feeling. It was only in secret
happiest Christinas a bachelor ever that they indulged their grief,
experienced. For Robert Arnold,' "The only manly thing for me to
having once succumbed to his fate,: <-•• >s to go away," groaned Robert,
rushed on to the inevitable with a as he bowed his head over his desk
mad impetuosity that would even °"e day. "I'd give my life to ma ;e
yet make him the laughing-stock of ber nappy, when, Cod forgive me,
all liis married friends, should they j I'm only making her miserable."
happen to hear of it. There   were   traces   of   tear" in
"Don McGregor in his worst days! Jeanie,* eyes that night. "I had a
never bad it as bad as this," he letter from father to-day, Rob," she
chuckled; for with the strange in- said, as they sat in the firelight,
consistency of bachelorhood he 'Tie writes that mother is ill. He
kTitiially gloried in the fact that he doesn't sny for me to come, but I
o-uild outdo in love-making a man j think I'd better go. Mother may
ten years his junior. j need   me.     And—and—I've heen i
However, to make a long story [ thinking lately—ihat we aren't as
short, and,indeed,though it seemed happy as—as we had hoped—lo be!
an eternity to Robert Arnold, the \—and I thought perhaps it Would
period was exceedingly short for ! be better if I should go away for a|
ftach a proceeding, by the time tne little while-^iill we could decide
June roses were in bloom, he had ; what to do. Martha will come in
taki-n possession of the coziest little every day to look after the house
cottage ho could find, and enshrined  and   your   meals.     I'll  go in the
morning,   Kob,  and  1 don't know
when I'll come back."
Robert sat as if turned to stone.
"Do just as you think best, Jeanie,"
wus all that he could say, but the
words seemed to choke him.
During the days that followed
Robert Arnold drank the cup ol
remorse to its lees. Looking baek
over the brief period of tlieir married life, he could see hoW easily it
might all -have been averted.
"But it's too late now," he told
himself. "I've turned her against
me by my own brutal selfishness,
and the only thing for me to do is
to wind it]) my affairs and go abroad.
Maybe she'll be happy when I'm
out of the country.
The bouse, with its reminders of
Jeanie at every turn, prov*ed maddening. He closed it up, dismissed
Martha, and took a room at the
" Two weeks, and not a word from
her yet." Robert took up the
calendar to see if in truth the dark
period hu had passed through was
but two weeks. As he did so he
noticed that it wus the twenty-
fourth of December, To-morrow
would h/s Christmas! Only one
little year, and how many things
had happened! Ah, well! be was
done with'th«n all now—the bitter
and the sweet. He would lock
-them up in the past and think of
them no piore.S And yet—and yet
—before he closed the door upon
them forever, might he not indulge
Hi one more dream? Inspired by
a sudden thought, he hastily left
the olliee and made his way through
a blinding snowstorm out to the
forsaken cottage. Within a few
minutes after he entered he had a
roaring fire in the grate. He
brought out his slippers and placed
them before the fender. Then he
stepped into a closet, and came out
holding a wooden box in his arms.
He lifted the lid and tenderly, al
most reverently, took out a well-
worn pair of gray slippers. Jeanie
had often wondered why he had
begged them from her so eagerly
when she cast them aside, for not
even to ber had he revealed the
story that made them priceless in
his sight. He stroked them softly
fur a moment, then placed llieui
opposite his own, and drew up his
big arm-chair and Jennie's little
rocker. All things were now ready
for bis last sweet dream. He took
off bis bat, and was removing his
overcoat, when he suddenly remembered that he had sent Jeanie
no Christmas gift. "No matter if
I never see her again," be murmured, "I can send ber something
to tell her that I'm thinking of her
--•thinking of her every minute,
could she bul know it."
He found a tiny heart of pearls
with one little diamond gleaming
in the centre; and when the jeweler
had assured him that it would be
sent out on the evening express, he
stepped out into the storm with a
lighter heart than he had known
fur many a day.
On reaching his door again, he
was surprised to find it unlocked.
Mad he, in his excitement, forgotten to lock it? He hastily threw
it open, and peered within. Somebody was standing on the hearthstone in the red glow of the dying
fire. Jeanie—no, Jeanie's ghost,
for never was Jeanie so white and
thin. He could not speak; hecould
only hold oul the arms that had
ached for her every hour; and she
nestled into them, sobbing, "I've
come back, Rub. I couldn't stay
away any longer. I wanted to
come ten days ago, hut I was afraid
of making you unhappy again.
Rut we were so happy last Christmas, don't you remember, Rob?
And I thought maybe we could
live it all over again. I trembled
all over when I reached the door;
but when I found my slippers on
tlie fender, just as if you were expecting me, you know, I wasn't
afraid any more. And I've been
thinking all these long, long days
that I haven't tried as hard as I
should to make you happy; but I'm
sure I can, Rob, if you'll only let
me try."
And Robert—what did Robert
say? Well, t:> tell the truth, what
Robert said was murmured so close
to Jennie's ear that no outsider
could possibly have heard it. You
may rest assured, however, that il
was nothing exceedingly logical or
profound, but it brought the color
back to Jeanie's cheek aud the
sparkle to her eye.
"It all seems such a great ado
about nothing, now that it's all
over," she murmured, a few minutes
later; "but," she added, gravely,
"the nothings sometimes make the
tragedies of life."
People often wonder why their nerves an*
so weak; why they get tired so easily*
■ why they start at every slight bnt
sudden sound; why they do not Bleep
naturally; why they have frequent
-headaches, indigestion and nervous
The explanation ls simple. It is found in
that Impure blood which Is continually feeding the nerves upon refuse
instead of thc elements of strength and
vigor. In such condition opiate and
nerve compounds simply deaden and
do not cure. Hood's Sarsaparilla feeds
the nerv-CB pure, rich, red orbo*; gives
natural sleep, perfect digestion, is the
true remedy for all nervous troubles.
Is tlm Onn True Blood I-uriflor.  St; sl- for $5.
Prepared only by C. I. hood & Co., Lowell. Mass.
__        .,    f^.,,     euro l.lvi-r Ii'TS; easy to
liOOCl S HHIS take, easy to operate, -ix.
News of the Dav.
Imperial Defence.
London, Doc. 17.—The Daily Graphic
publishes un interview with Sir Charles
Tupper, tho late Canadian hi|jh commissioner, in which he says: "Canada is
quite prepared to take her part in the
admiralty scheme for Imperial defence,
outlined by the Duke of Devonshire. In
the event of war between the United
Stules und Great Britain, Canada would
lie invaded by land. That is why during
the recent difficulties, Canada voted a
large sum to equip the militia, there is
no fear thnt a hostile army could be
landed in Canada, by sea. The nuval
Millions nf Halifax and Esquimau, are
Impregnable, Canada's best defence is in
the maintenance of thc fast mail pus-
Bengeri vessels, copvertabla at a moment's
notice into armed cruisers, "However,
neither the present nor the next-ieneru-
tion will see war batween the United
States and Great Britain. It is not to the
interest of the United rJlates.to fight uny
great power,"
The curfew law will take effect
in Ottawa on January 1.
A German banker named Hess-
ned was* murdered recently
close to the town gates at Tangiers,
Tbe petition against Hon. Mr.
Paterson's election was dismissed
with costs on Thursday. The
cross petition was also dismissed.
The Canadian   Pacific  new line
to Oitawa will be complete by the
middle   of   next   summer.     Con-
truction has  just ceased  for  the
Twenty-seven more charges will
be laid against ex-City Treasurer
Harvey, of Guelph, on his return
from jail. County Attorney Peter-
sun has been instructed by the
attorney-general to proceeJ with
The Daily Mail, London, publishes a dispatch from Constantinople saying that 90 arrests have
been malle there of Turkish nobilities, including various government
officials and 45 Circassian ladies of
the Sultan's harem.
Lord Salisbury has asked Italy
and Germany what their attitude
would hein case of armed intervention, on the part of England
France and Russia, against Turkey. Italy has promised her adhesion, but Germany has not replied to the question.
Gaudaur has offered to accept
the challenge from Barry, the
English oarsman, provided he rows
at Vancouver, B.C. On this condition he will allow him $500 expenses and will divide a purse,
allowing 60 per cent to the winner
and -10 per cent, to the loser,
While Lord Aberdeen was in
Winnipeg a sneak thief entered the
private car and stole His Lordship's fur cap and other articles.
He was arrested to-day by the city
police and the cap found in his
possession, The prisoner gave the
name of P. Grant.
Hermann, the magician, died at
11 o'clock on Thursday in bis private car on his way to Bradford,
Pa. Hermann had just completed
an engagement at the Lyceum in
Rochester. Later he had been entertained at the Genesee Valley
Club by a number of friends.
Heart disease was the cause of
Hewitt Bostock, M.P. for Yale
and Cariboo, B.C., and J. A. Mara,
ex-M. P. for the same constituency,
are in Toronto. They unite in predicting that within two years British Columbia will be the banner
province of the Dominion and the
greatest mineral-producing territory on earth.
The question of the mayoralty
is still the subject of gossip iu Toronto. Mr. Fleming will run for
re election, and Aid. McMurrich
h is long been in the field but is not
acceptsble to the conservative party. Barlow Cumberland and O. A.
Holland are the last names suggested.
Jos. Dumar, who was arrested at
Chatham on Thursday confessed to
the detectives, that he shot the
Widow Snooks in her lonely cottage by thc Lake shore. He said
he was desperate and wanted
money and then he went to Ihe
cottage, fired at the woman through
the window and as soon as rhe fell
insensible he forced the door open
and stole $3, all he could find,
though there was more money in
the house. Mrs. Snooks slill lies
in the general hospital in a very
precarious condition.
Considerable uncertainty prevails in Ottawa; regarding the
meeting of parliament. The sooner the better, the Ottawa people
say. The Free Press says: "From
what can be gathered in official
circles it is the intention of the
government to summon parliament
to meet at the earlies possible moment, which will probably be the
first week in March. It is also the
purpose of the government to go
on next session with a new franchise bill, a civil service bill and
a new superannuation bill, in accordance with the promises made.
Steps will also be taken to provide
the necessarry legislation for car*
rying out the prohibition ple,bis--
The Most Complete Stock
Jas. McGregor's
Victoria Crescent.
swake up!
The Nanaimo Bakery Excels
The Popular Bakers.
c. c. Mckenzie,
Land Agent and Conveyancer,
Town Lots anil Farina for Sule.   Mono}- to Loan
on Mortgage at low rates.
Agent Ior the I'niteil Fire Insurance Ompanj
of Mane-neuter, KtiRltuiil.
AFlfr)gtoi} JJotel
Having completed the erection of the Arlington
Hotel at NANOOSE BAY, this handsome and
commodious hotel IB now prepared to receive
and comfortably entertain travelers and others.
Is presided over by Mrs. Thompson, and the
Table il'IIntc constantly provided with all the
delicacies ol the season. Combined witli the
elegant furntshod apartments, the visitor linds
thc surroundings of the most pleasant descrtp-
Clothes Cleaned...
Repaired and Altered
fiy W. H. KENVON
Ctty- Next door to Westwnods' Blacksmith
Shop. P. O. Box 301
Old Clothes made equal to new.
Trespass Notice.
WHEREAS, Curtain evil-disposed persons have IjL-i-ii killitin stork on Valdez
Island, Nillinium District, it is
RESOLVED iu future thut all persons
loiinii trespassing on the Wake Estate
of 700 aires anil Indian Reserve of 1700
adjoining will be prosecuted to the full
extent of the taw.
(Sinned)     BALDWIN It. WAKE.
Sept. 15,1896.   JOHN BASIL.
Any person selling or otherwise disposing of KEGS, B TITLES, or TAPS belonging to
the Union Brewing Company
will be prosecuted.
W. E. NORMS, Sec.
Nov. 13. 1800.
Hakes the
Most Permanent
•na Artistic
Sign Letter
\n existence
Sole Agent for British Columbia
Local Agent, JAS.  HIRST
Mrs. Coleman Drey ton, tlie eldest daughter of Mrs William Astor,
who imrne time ago obtained a divorce from her husband, on tlie
ground of desertion and non-support, was married at one o'clock on
Thursday, by special license, at St.
Columbia church, London Em*., to
George Haig, of the firm of Haig &
Haig, of that city. Rev. Donald
Macleod, D,D., pastor of St Columbia, officiated. Mr. Haig, who was
in an interview asked to explain
why, on December 3, he had stated
that there was no truth in the
staiement that he was engaged to
Mrs Drayton, said: "When a fortnight ngo, I statPfl that the wedding wns off, ii was perfectly true.
But it Was not a matter of settle
ment. I am not a rich man and
am not a pour man. My wife and
I understand each other perfectly.
Our engagement came to a head
only last week, and then I wired
my wife's , lawyer in New York,
and she wired to her mother who
cabled her congratulations imrne*
deately. I understood that she
fully approved of our unioni
Wake up!*
Wake up to the fact that if ydu
invest NOW in Shares ot
good reliable
Gold Mining Companies
You stand to make Big Profits,
Will sell to you on terms no other
Broker in British Columbia
You have to Pay
I divide it up into
-Small monthly Instalments-
So that everyone can have an interest in Mining and secure part
ofthe Profits that most assuredly
WILL be made.
The  Stamp   Mill at Aibern*
Is now in operation. When re-
suits are known, up go the Shares
of all Alberni Companies.
And make money while you have
a chance BEFORE the rise takes
place. _^ ^
Thos. Kit-chin,
me^frW^ The "Trodm."
in Whdillg aueounts of thc atrujigle in
'Cuba one frequently incutu witii tlie
word '-trocha." This word to very
many is a stumhltng-block; they cannot
find out what it uieuiia, and they get no
help from even the buBt dictionaries.
The word means a eioBB-road, or a path
•cross the main road'; but in tlie accounts of the movements of the hostile
forces in Cuba it means a line of forli-
ik-stioiis across the Island fratn nortii to
south. The trocha divideB the Island
into two parts, and it is intended to
keep the insuruentB of the East from co-
'operating with thoBe of the.West. It
*for the most part cons ists of "a bashed
wire fence three feet nix inches high,
'about forty yards back of which is a
trench three feet wide - Snd four
'deep, witli a breast-work of -palmetto
logs, and fifty yards further back are log
huts, in which the Spanish troops ure
"General Weyler," we are told, "contents himself with guarding this line,
upon which he has long permitted himself to be beseiged, virtually, by the insurgent forces. And it has always lieen
maintained that the insurgents could
'cross it when tiiey chose, and at various
places have actually crossed it."
ThiB appears to he a very weak barrier
'to keep out an enterprising and courage-
'ous enemy.
The number of the insurgents is not
'known, but it is seen that 'hey are
numerous enough to keep at bay un
army of some 2110,000 men. The armieB
of Spain have been vainly endeavoring
lor nearly t»o years to subline what lias
been frequently described as a mere
•handful uf rebels, badly disciplined, ill*
'equipped, and insufficiently supplied
-with the munitions of war. Although
the country is unhealthy aud a large
'part of the Spanish army is ut all times
In hospital it aeeniB  wonderful how so
t' ;reat a force aa that which the Spau-
ards huve iu Cuba doeB not make better
headway than it does ugainst the rugged
'rebel army.—Colonist,
Federation of Labor.
Cincinnati, Dei. i7,- Vl hen President
'■jioiiipt-is called ilie American Fetletation
'of Lalmr to order for the '1'iVori.li day's
■Session, the roll call showed a full at-
'tendance The election of officers takes
place tomorrow ufternoon. Opinion is
that ail the geueral officers will be re-
'elected except Secretary McUretli, who
is opposed by Frank Mo in-on, of Chic-
ago, representative of the Internutiunul
Typographical Union.
After uridreBScs hy delegates Bennett,
(jarluud uud others, the amendment of
'of Mr. U'Sullivan to refer the application of the stationary engineers to the
■executive council with instructions to
-open local unions uud organize a national Union, was curried unanimously.
Letters from Canadian unions were
read and referred to appropriate com-
Delegate Mnher, of fri*; Street Railway
Union, created a Heiisiuinii ut noon hy
rising to a privilege ami stating thut
■grave rumors were being circulated
-against the general officers, and moving
that a committee of five he appointed to
Investigate these charges,. Mr. Mnher
would not name the charges, ami .none
'would mention them) hut the rumors
were generally coni-eded to hein connection with the agitation looking for
the annual election to-morrow afternoon.
In the course of an address to the
tnemhers of the Fe leration, John Mai-
liiiHon, president of tlie British Tradis
Congress of Edinbiirg, speaking of the
Venezuela ugiiuiinti said: "When
President Clevelund sent iiis message to
Congress regarding Venezuela, the work-
ingmen of our country were horrified al
lis tone. Many spoke to nie anxious lo
kuow If such a terrible thing as u war
with tlie United Stales were possible. I
looked upon such a possibility myself
**s a most deplorable one nlnl we workmen alf wondered if in this advanced
uge we were to be plunged into such a
terrible position. We could not hear
the thought thut the two* great countries
thut speak the sume tongue and have so
many interests in comtnon could he
brought to war aguinst each other forsu
light a cause. Such a war will never do
•ml I am sure the workingman of both
countries want u peaceful solution of all
'questions and the international visits of
Workmen will do more to promote mutual understandings uud friendship than
-anything else."
Mrs. Chapman's Death.
The Calgary Herald contains the following particulars of the death of Mrs.
Chapman of Belleville who wns on her
way to attend her father's funeral in
A very distressing accident occurred
-on Saturday at Medicine Hut. The
train from tiie cast arrived there within
.•few minutes of schedule time und
after running up to the station commenced the usual routine of shinning
the dining cur to the siding nud backing
to the yard to receive the care and attention generally bestowed at divisional
The train waB backed rather sharply
for say 100 feet, and then the air brakes
-applied. This checker) the progress, of
ine rain wilh the exception of the din-
lev car, which, being previously un-
coupled, ran • n lo its Biding. The Main
following more slowly gave tlie switch
wan ime to close the switch thus enabling the train to proceed to the yard
for supervision.
Amongst other passengers travelling
westward were two ladies in the first-
Class coach. Oue of these, a young married lady on her way from Belleville to
Victoria, although cautioned by the
news agent, went out on the rear platform ofthe first-class coach ahout the
.time the train started backwards.
Exactly what happened is uot known
but it is surmised ihut she was standing
bn the bottom step and when the jar
occured occasioned by the "air" she
swung around ami fell between the cars
her head striking the rail and stunning
her. The train waa moving slowlv hut
surely. She was caught by the wheels I it
head crushed ton jelly uud the p,,i.r
woman instantly killed.
It does i ot appear thut blame attaches
to anybody,  but it   would  perhaps be
well that passengers ought to be care-
f\ fully informed  that the train    always
i. backs into the yard and then returns to
" the platform before starting out, and
that in view of their being engines constantly moving, passengers should dn no
account particularly after nightfall, Step
off train iu the yard.  The train  crew*
change at Medicine Hat, and it appears
i the incoming crew leaves the   train  us
' soon us it arrive at the platform, and the
new crew-is kept hnriy examining brakes
etc., while the train is in the yard.
Hon, A. G. Blair, and Col. Domville, M. P.,
Visits the City,
Delegation from the Nauaimo-Albemi Railway Direetots
--Liberal Association Address.
The city carriers of the Mam, have to
-get a hustle on these ituvs, o i account nf
the increased, and still increasing, cir-
bulat'on of (he leople's pi nor. Now
that ihe elec ion is drawing near- wc expect to havu numerous new sm.s. riders,
'andean promise them that the Mail
will be able to. keep them posted on all
matters municipal. Send in your name
If yon are not already a subscriber*
Hon. A. Gb* Blair, Minister of Railways, Col. Domville, M.P.,
Senator Mclnnes, and Mr. Currie, private secretary lo the minister, arrived in the city oh Saturday afternoon by the ordinary
train from Victoria, and were met at the station by Geo. F. Cane
and other mem hers of tlie Liberal fmHy. At the Hotel Wilson
the Hon. Minister was introduced to the many prominent''citizens, and at 6:30 about 30 gentlemen sat down with the party
to dinner, after which--'a deputation of the Nanaimo-Alberni
railway directors, consisting of Messrs A. Haslam W. K. Leighton
and E. M. Yarwood, waited upon the minister and laid before him
the necessity ofthe railway as proposed. As the meeting was
private we are unable to give the reply of Mr. Blair, except in
the reference to the matter ini his address to the Liberal Association.
The Liberal Association afterwards presented the following
address-, which was read by Mayor Davison:—
The Liberal Association of the City of Nanaimo take this
their earliest opportunity of welcoming and congratulating you
as a member of tlie present Administration in Canada, headed
by one of Canada's most gifted sons, the Hon. Wilfred Laurier.
We have had the pleasure within the last few Weeks of welcoming the Hon. Mr. Tarte-, Minister of Public Works, and Hon.
L. H. Davies, Minister of Marine and Fisheries, and we are proud
of the interest and anxiety they exhibited to gain information of
the neglected state and actual requirements of this district.
We can assure you, Sir, on behalf of the Liberals of the District of Vancouver, that the early effort made by a number of the
members ofthe Government, in which you hold so important a
portfolio, to make themselves acquainted with the resources of
this Province, and tlie requirements necessary to develop these
resources, is a pleasure to us, and, we believe, meets with the
hearty endorsation ofthe Independent aud Opposition press of the
We are proud to say we have the greatest money-distributing
district in the Dominion of Canada, there being at least $250,000
per month paid out for labor throughout this our Electoral District in the eonl mining industry alone, and we are pleased to say
that recent discoveries and experiments inthe mining of precious
metals, have shown that within our district, in the region of
Alberni, Texada Island and Nanaimo Lakes, we are strong competitors in honor with the Kootenay District, which has gained
sufli great renown in the past few months, and to which you
have shown so much well-deserved attention.
We Leg lo call your attention to the fact that our export
trade to the United States, especially in tlie products of cor Coal
Mines, which forms so large a part of the industry of this important District, is very considerably hampered by-a duty of
forty (40) cents per ton, imposed by the United States, and if a
fair reciprocal arrangement could be made with that nation
whereby this duty could lie reduced, the benefits accruing to this
District would be incalculable.
We trust that iu Parliament and in the Council of your
Government wo shall have your assistance and approval in an
enterprise already undertaken by our people here to obtain connection with the Alberni mining centre by means of a railway
from this the nearest important city on the Island, the proposed
route of which would also open up the mining district at the
head of Nanaimo Lakes.
We also beg to submit to you that the interests of the Coast
portion of our Province require that equal assistance be accorded
the building of a railway from the Coast to Kootenay—to that
whieh may be given to the Crow's Nest Pass Railway—and that
the construction of the Coastline be made at least simultaneous
with that of nny Eastern line into that district.
Wn beg to call your attention, Sir, to the Wholesale manner
in whieh Chinese Coolie labor is dumped into this Province to
come into competition with the white settlers who have selected
this Province for their home, and are ably assisting in building
up this portion of the great Dominion of Canada, and trust that
we shall have your able assistance and favorable consideration of
the petition to be presented to Parliament at its next session,asking for a higher tariff to bo -placed upon further importations of
this class of immigrants.
We trust, Sir, that you will exert your influence to have a
clause inserted in all bills, charters and contracts, with respect to
all railways receiving aid from the Dominion Govern ment, and
with respect to all other public works under the control of your
Government, "that no Chinese labor shall be employed in any
capacity whatever."
We congratulate the Government, of which we hail yoti as a
leading representative, in so early a settlement of the Manitoba
School question, which has so long unnecessarily occupied the
time, of tlie Federal Government to the exclusion of other and
more important questions.
We beg in conclusion to call your attention to the fact that
the Province of British Columbia is fast coming to the front in
importance in Canada and should no longer be refused representation in the Councils of our country, and strongly urge that
steps at once bo taken to grant us a voice in the Cabinet of the
Concluded on page l\.
Office Tel. 30.   P. O. Box 16.   Residence Tel. 101.
Funeral Directors
^ Embalmers.
The case of Rri-'house v.Bri-'house, in
whi.ih Mm. Hritihoue sued for judicial
separation und alimony has buen dismissed by Mr. Justice Drake in .the
Supreme court.
Three marriages were solemnised
Thursday at Vuncouver: Mr Georne
nioomiield und Miss Jennie Tesky j Mr.
Herbert Parker and Miss Jennie Jess;
and Mr, C.H.Morrow and Miss Mii^-ie
The Searchlight of Juneau pointed out in its last issue something of
interest in the liquor traffic of the
territory and urges as a remedy
high license, r It says that it has
learned Uponleliable authority that
the importatfins of liquor* through
Port Simps* this season would
amount to 21,000 millon.*, valued at
♦52,000. None of this liquor pays
any internal revenue tax, because
it is smuggled in, and the loss of
ihe item for this season will be $21,-
000. It is suid that all classes of
Alaska residents nre' eager for a
Solution of the question and believe
it can most easily be accomplished
through high license.
Advertise in the Mail, the best
advertising medium tn the district:
Immigration to Canada.
Ottawa, Dec. 17.—The Department of
the Interior has prepared an official
statement of immigration arriving in
Canada for the past season. There were
in all 21,241 compared with 11,333 for
the yeur previouB. The number of those
who settled In the Dominion1 or an-
noiinccil their liilSntlon of remaining
was 1*1,127, and lust year 1(1,017.
Those en route to the IXnited States
numbered 7,124, and last year 5,321'.
The number of those who announced
tlieir destination to be Manitoba and
the Territories or British Columbia,
were 6,120 against 4,003 last season.
U.K. Maxwell, M.P.hss left for Ottawa
The McCiill Graduates Society will
hold their annual meeting here in January, which will be supplemented by a
Among the East bound passengers nn
Thursday wus E-H.KIetcher,post office
inspector; Mr.Fletcher goes to Ottawa
on ollicial business.
Messrs. liiichie and Atkins' stores on
Hustings street Vancouver were on fire
Thursday ni|>ht, hut were promptly put
out by the fire brigade.
A telegram was received at Vuncouver
on Wcilnesdry stilting that A. W. Black,
superintendent of the C.P.R. stores, who
went East for his health, is much wore*
than when he left Vancouver;
Tiie New Vancouver Coal
Company mine at their , '■■■■■-••*fif ,
Collieries at and near
Nanaimo the following
The above are supplied in ,
the foilowfng Grades, viz: Double Screened, Screened,
Run of the Mine,
—•s-sfg-i—-        Washed Nuts and
Washed Screenings.
Prompt Delivery at the Compiii*T'«
Wharves at Nmiuiinu and Protection Island.
People who Appreciate »
H«ve their prescriptions dispensed at
Their Prices are Weill. Telephone 8.
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
Telephone 7-9. Nanaimo; C. C.
Meats delivered free of charge to all
parts of the city.
Orailimti-s of the Orient-**!, the Eiirek*,
the New York and Clark's
Sellouts of Kiiibuliuill''.
1, 3 and 5 Bastion St., Nanaimo
(Commercial Hotel.
Corner Commercial and Bastion Sts.
ThiB long-established Hotel is comfortably
Utteil up with superior accommodations for travelers and others.
'1\ O'CONNKI,, Prop.
Union Steamship Co.
Of British Columbia, Limited
Head Office and Wharf—Vancouver
SS. Comox sails from Co's wharf every
Tuesday at 9 a. m. for Bojren Island,
Howe sound, Sechelt. Jems Inlet,
Froei-k,Teiada Island. Lund, Hernando
Island, Cbrtez Island, Read Island Valdez Island. Shoal Bay, Phillip Arm,
Frederic Arm, Thurlow Island. Loughborough Inlet, Salmon River, Port Neville, and sails every Friday at Hi. m.
for way ports and Shoal Bay calling at
Bute Inlet every six weeks.
Leaves Mnoilvrille—8, 9:15, 10:45, 12
noon 2:4 and 5:45 p, in.
Leaves Vancouver-8:85; 10, 11:20,
1:15, p.m, 3:15, 5:15, and ti:20.
Calling at North Vancouver each
way, excepting the noon trip.
Tugs and acuwB always available for
towing and freighting business. Large
storage accommodation on Co's wharf,
//. II. DARLING, Manager.
Telephone M P. 6. Ho.t 771
LAMPS, Etc. etc.
Bibd8 and Animals set up in a thorough workmanship manner.
On Hand—Four tine Deers' Heads,
which will be sold for price of setting
tliem up.   Also a tine case of Birds.
69 Haliburton Street, Nanaimo.
Lodge Notices.
Inkerman Lodge, No. SfB, Sons of St.
George.—Regular weekly meeting is held
in Hilhert's Hall, Wharf street, on Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Visiting
brethren cordially invited to attend.
Fhed. Wagstakp, Sec.
Empty Bottles of any Description,
Old Copper, Brass, Zinc or Lea*,
Can dispose of 11111,10 by iiililren«iii-*R postal to
„ B. AAR0NSON,,Bo.r 173, Nanaimo;
Wh6 will cull promptly «t any (ddro-i lu City
,t subutti*;
Arrival and Departure of Halls
E. & N. RAILWAY.       CLOSE. DUE.
Dally ex. Sun,
Wellington, Northfield and a.m    a.m.
East Wellington 11.25  8.50
Victoria,Southern States and
places along line of E. & N. Daily ex.Sun.
Railway    8.26 11.60
British and foreign, Eastern
Provinces, Eastern States, Dally ex.8un.
Vancouverand other places p.m.  p.m.
on Mainland of B.C   6.30 5.00
Comor, UniBn; Union Bay,
Sandwock,Courtenay,Gran-Tue*.   Frl.
thani, Qualicum, Hornby p.m.  p.m.
Island and Denman Island  8.20 3.00
Salt Spring Island, Burgoyne   ttl.   Tu«-
Bay, Fulford Harbor,Nortn
Salt Springlsland and Gab- p.m. p.m.
riola Island       8.20  3,30
BY  STAGE. $1?- Thur
Alberni, Parksville, French p.m. p.m.
Creek and Erringfon 12.30  6.00
Fri.   Thur.
Nanoose Bay 12.30  6.00
r. v. a. v.
Departure Bay, dailvex. Sun 12.45 10.30
Cedar (South), Saturday.  ..   2.00 11 00
A Full Assortment at the Lowest Market Rates
Promptly Attended to.
All kinds of
Tin and Sheet-Iron Work,
Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo.
AU Materials used incon-
, nection with the above
guaranteed to be first-
General Steamship Agency
Parties going to the Old Country
or sending tor Mends will
By purchasing Tickets from
General Agent.
A Journal for the Peojpl^
i  ♦W'fe*
20c. per Month
One Year, $1.60
BY MAIL:««"^J6^
Three Months, 50 cts:
Merchants and Business Men
will find THE MAIL a
Good Advertising Medium
ft Has a large and steadily increasing
of the city aud immediate district.
In all its
Various Branches
We Print.
Etc., Etc.
£. V. CHAMBERS, Manager
"**.. .-V-"
ED. V. CH.vMr :lis. Editor aui* Mauauec,
fjttari* Crescent. Nanaimo, U..C.
\       SimSUUIPTION  BA-flSS.
m, mall—One year i.eo
" Six months TO
"        Three months BQ
JMlvered bv earner Vio<--. ncr niouiii
to possible  abuse  of privileges hands   of   th* Provincial Govern-
,     , , . ,      , ,   ,        i merit and out it in the hands of the
should be zealously guarded.      j pe()ple of *fanaimo_where it right-
Apropos  to  school   matters   we   ly belongs,
have been requested to publish the \    This must be one of the issues at
statement   that   a    certain    ladyj the next provincial election.     The
i      • t   ... . „uii  ,.„v,.„,iu  member   who   Hues  from this city
teacher in one of our public schools , ,      .   . ?. . . -
f . should be pledged to this   reform,
spends a great deal of her time*- A8 long aBsComttisBiuner Simpson
during school hours*—in the delight**jhoUis his present position he will
ful pastime of novel reading. Our bo a stumbling block to all reform
information is apparently reliable, ] which the Police, and License 0 im-
The Place to Get
Wheat, Corn, Chop, Oats, Bran, Seconds, Potatoes,
Onions, Flour, Rolled Oats, Oatmeal. Farina,
Buckwheat Flour, Rice Flour, Hominy, also a
Full Line of Choice Groceries, is ut
missioners   have   anything  to do
•TDSESOA-y - -    DECEMBER '22, 18U0.
School Matters.
In our lust issue we published
a communication on School
jnatters. Sinco which several
members of the School Board
.called upon us to say that the
,case was not fairly put so" far as
.the Board was concerned. The
Mail has no desire to be unfair
on any question, nor do wo believe that our correspondent
••■Fair-play" bad any intention of
,/ .casting undue reflection on  the
School Board, either individually or collectively. "We gave
publicity   to   tho    opinions  of
.   -"Fairplay" and  will  cheerfully
-accord to the  members  of the
■School Board tho  same   privilege.    The salient features ofthe
case   under discussion—as   we
understand   it—is   this.      Mr.
James Gajloway. assistant principal   teacher   of   tho   Central
Public School  had  the misfortune, some   time ago,   to meet
•with an accident, in  which  he
fcroke his leg, he employed Mr.
Arthur  Morgan,  a young man
fresh from high school who had
■successfully passed examination
-   *nd   secured  the   same grade
teachers certificate as that held
by Mr. Galloway, to be his substitute during disability.    Tho
selection met with   the   unanimous  approval   of the   School
Board.    Mr, Galloway paid Mr.
Morgan   $2   per   day    for  his
services, for the  days actually
•teaching.     Tho  regular salary
. /or the position   being $80 per
— month.   It   appears   that   Mr.
Morgan   was   at first satisfied
■with the arraugraent, but afterwards   considered  that   he was
unfairly treated inthe matter of
•pay and sent   a   written   complaint to the School Board. This
is the case as it came before the
, School Board and under the law
aud practice governing teachers
in selecting their substitute  we
/ail to see what tho Board could
ilo in the matter beyond  bringing   about   an amicable settlement of the dispute between Mr.
.Galloway   and   Mr.   Morgan—
which they evidently attempted
to do.    We have no fault to find
with the  action of the   School
Board in this matter,  but  with
-the law permitting a teacher to
be his substitute's paymaster wo
have a decided objection.   With
a careless   School   Board   it  is
open to  the   grossest   kind   of
abuse, in fact, we  are  reliably
informed that a certain teacher
in the District   actually   did—
through a manipulation of   the
substitute privilege—drew over
$50 per month whilo on a pleasure trip  to the   Old   Country.
Teachers are simply employees
of the School Baard,  on  behalf
of the people, and  as  such are
/entitled to no further privileges
than that accorded to ordinary
No commercial or industrial
concern would think of allowing
an employee the privilege of
appointing a substitute during
absence—from any cause—and
retain 40 or 50 per cent of the
salary at the same time. It is,
moreover, a short-sighted policy
on the part of teachers to take
such an advantage of the privilege, for if substitutes, satisfactory to the school trustees, can be
found for so much less salary,
what valid argument can be advanced against a reduction in
(he salary of the regular staff.
We are fully convinced that
(he only means of maintaining
the efficiency of the teachers in
pur puplic schools is by paying
hfg)) wlaries, but overy avenue
but we are not in a position person-,    . . . ,        ,
' "        f i with,   It is to be sincerely  hoped
ally to say that the charge is posi-|th.u Miivur Davison will receive
tively true. That no injustice may j the hearty support which his cour-
be done the teacher complained of j age and perseverance entitles him
we refrain from publishing the name:1", •***d tliat, a board of aldermen
... l i-    " .i   .".i ..„     i   „i,i I will he elected who possess not only
but believe that the matter should \.    . ,....     , * ,     „„.,„„:„, „„
,! business   ability, but a conscience
be investigated by the bchool Board ; and the oourage tJ stiUHj i,y jt.
ami for such purpose will furnish j Let it also lie remembered that
tbe name to the Chairman on  ap*| the one thing,absolutely  necessary
to tho proper enforcement of law is
public ipinion. Let the civic conscience be fully arrayed on the side
oi good government and it will be
a powerful factor Tor a Mayor to
lean upon. lf he knows that the
sentiments of lho people are with
him be will be prepared to do and
dare mure on their behalf.
Moreover, this election will test
the moral sentiments of Nanaimo.
They will have an opportunity of
expressing their favor or disf'ivor
with the efforts made by our mayor
during the past year.
By the Spectator.
plication at this olKce.
The Mayoralty.
Now that Mayor Davison is
being brought out by his many
friends to stand for re-election it
might be well to discuss his record
during the past twelve months. In
the matter of public works much
has been done. The Council have
acted to the best of its judgment on
all matters pertaining to the spending of public money. But notwithstanding this satisfactory side
of the question, much of the work
which Mr. Davison had mapped
out at the beginning of the year is
still undone. But why? Because
of the intense opposition which he
has met from the very beginning.
It would be unfair to judge our
Mayor conclusively by this year's
work. He has not had an opportunity to show what he is capable
The leading article in the Wellington Enterprise  on the question
of a   hospital   in that town does
credit to the editor of that journal.
He deals with  the   question on  a
broad principle,   and  in   a   very
stra ght way.   We agree with him j
in placing such high importance on !
the establishment of such a htimani- j
tarian institution, and I confess, I
am more than   surprised   that a
RUTS, tho Wallace-street Grocer
Our Tea,  Coffee, anil Butter are the lies* in the market.
Ken,ember, our motto is—Square Dealing am! Close Prii-es
Editorial Notes.
and there nas moreto dothen thnn
ii w. i hen, again, why do we
want morn than "iie puhc-uian. As
it is ynu cannot see them on in*-
streets after 12 o'clock at night.
The only officer who can be found
is Nightwatchman Trounce, and he
of doing,    true he   had a working . , , ,.
..... ., .      , ,   . journal has to nut  itself into  the
majority at the council board, bul '    . .       , ,.      .
.    ' position of dictating to a comm-un-
that is not sufficient. He was
handicapped in other directions
His work in managing and rearranging the different city departments shows that he has a
clear head and a well defined purpose. Unnecessary expenses would
have been reduced to a minimum
if he had had his way, while deserving enterprise would have received added  assistance, if the for-
position oi dictating
ity the necessity of  such a  worthy I
institution.    The  ground   that  he
takes for thc building of this   hospital in Wellington is very reasonable and'humane.     First the long!
distance  that patients have  to  be
conveyed, anil,  again, the already j
crowded condition of our hospital,
necessary to meet the  needs of Na-j
nniino,    There   is certainly   great
The following we clip   from
contemporay, the Province:
'"As a result of the  discussion ii
the Victoria City Council on  Mon
day,   it   might be as well for those cannot get any assistance when he
in   charge   of the ■Protestant Or- wants it.     We   do   not   want   to
phans'Home'to consider if it would spend the   rale-payer's   money   to
not be as well for them to drop the dress up men   to  walk  about  the
word 'Protestant' out of the name streets in the day-time.     Why not
of this worthy institution.     There get a cocked   hat   for   the  police
is something aggressive in the name magistrate.    Il would make him a
of   this   public institution, which little taller, but not in his own esti-
euggestg sectarianism and denomi- matimi, as he is quite  big already,
nationalism.    Why not cull n 'The Then there might be u little more
Orphans'   Home'   simply?     That economy in our schools. Ourteach-
would   appeal   to  everyone alike, ers    are  getting for tlieir services
But   probably   the   poor  orphans from 50 cents to $1 10 per hour fur
have so little that  it   would In- al their  actual   labor,  and   some  of
most cruel to rob them of a   legacy them are  not even   satislied  with
of sect and creed." I that.    One of the teachers is secre-
We  fully   concur in  the senti- tary of -he Nanaimo Building So-
ments expressed,  and in this con- ! ?iety. a.nd. >.* - •*"■ "ghtly informed,
, , ,       , . ,      is also keening books Ior  some  of
nection would sav that this worthy  „ur ni(j,.challtfli  alld  ttt  U)e  8ttme
instiiution has sj far  received but i time men with families are walking
meagre support from   the people of; about and cannot got anything  to
Nanaimo.   This is not as it should 'd", though able to do that kind  of
iv, ,...   ,,.„ »,.» i  work. Why do we send our children
mere are se-emi ,    . ■j   , .    , .      .     .,
.  | to school to  learn   book-keeping if
, ■    ■     ,      ,  0,-yt'at_l*reRen*.our teachers are  to monopolise all
cared fur in the   home,       Ibe peo-, the W1)|.,. ^.^ an(J mak"j  ft   f()r.
pie of Nanaimo are noted for their j tune in a few years, and others al-
liberaliiy when any appeal is made j most starving amongst us. I as-
to them "for a deserving cause,  and'Bureyou there is something  rotten
we fed confident that lhe "Orphans' in tb* fitlUe "f  D*-*»»-'**k ,or  there
.,.,,, . ,     would be a stop put to this kind of
II...,.e   will be no exception to the j „,•„„•   First of all cut, down your
salary and show the ratepayers you
can do as other cities have done,
and instead of soft snaps for a few
be, especially   as
children from, this
rule when the matter is once
brought t.o their attention. We
take the liberty of recommending
the question to the consideration of
the W*. C. Ti U.
,,,       , i- ,   i i Bain to an injured or sick person in
mer could have been accomplished,  r ,       ,      , . ,       ...
...   , .    ,,      ..    . I being placid in such an institution,
We have   in Mr.   Davison a   i*"" "
but there is no doubt that 4he con*
... ,,   I veyance of patients such a distance
progress    and   development.     He i.  : ,
injures them   to  a  greater extent
who is in strong sympathy with
progress and development. He
favors   city   ownership   of   water,
and makes the labors of the institution less li-ii>le of success. A
sense of pride, mixed with a degree i
light and gas.    He   would  like   to
see a  better  sewerage system,  and!
in many other ways  has the  ma* "
.    > i      ,, t   '     -.,       ,i      ,   n[ human feeling, ought to be  suf-
tenal welfare  ofourc:lv  at heart.' ' ..       .
Liko every man who holds stroria -"-lent to give rise to an efiort in
convictions and has the courage to , favor of this cause, and considering
express   them   and   dares to   put! the great advantage and good posi-
thein into practice  Mayor Davison | tinn of ,he ownors ftnd  authorities
has met with much opposition and i   . .,    ,., ,,.    ,       ., . . .   .,   .
made many enemies.    Every effort of the Wellington  district  it  is a
has been made   to have   him dis* ••«.'« surprising that their simple
counted,  and even  some of those sense of pride has not over-balanc-
who profess   to   hein   sympathy | ed their avaricious   tendencies in
with the reforms  which has endea-  favor   (){  their  own  collieries and
vored    to   forward,    shrink   from , ,, ., ,      .
doing so on   the pretext that  they ! I*0!''0-      However,   tl.e people of
mistrust his motives.   Take an ex-  Wellington may rest assured that
ample: A few  (only  a  few)   tem-! until they agitate for a matter of
perance people who are honest and I this kind it is   not unreasonable,
well-meaning, say they cannot fol-ieven {ur the company to keep silent,
low   Davison   because   he   is  the;      , T   , ..   ;   .! '.      ,
owner of an   hotel.    It   does   not Iand l   hoPe that   the exceptional
seem  to occur  to them   that Mr. Way that the people of Wellington
Davison may own a hotel and still \ have been treated, at  so  small a
hein favor of hotel-keepers com- j cost to themselves, is not the cause
plying with the law and conditions |of iukewarmness towards a similar
upon which they get their license. .    ...  ..       .... T L ■•
A man may own a hotel  and still institution of their own.    I believe
not be an outlaw. I do not profess to know the Mayor's ideas on
the temperance quettion,   but I do
know he has acted  more  courage- ciaimb 0f their paper is   a proper
ously on behalf of law and order
than many do who make higher
professions, hut fail to put them into practice. As an evidence of the
change which has taken place it is a
noticeable fact that many of our
strongest temperance leaders, who
twelve   months   ago   opposed  the
the authorities of Nanaimo are ever
willing to help the sick and infirm
cf Wellington and district; yet the
Tbe Simpsonlte party have at
last found a candidate lo accept
the very doubtful honor of being
their standard-hearer in the coming
municipal contest for the mayoralty. Alderman Westwood is the
man, or, more properly spea ting,
the victim. Mr. Westwood in his
published announcement, says: "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." Horror!
A cold chill passed up our spinal
column when reading the above.
We fear that when the contest is
over many of our worthy citizens
will he found minus an arm if subjected to the ordeal of listening to
themultiloqaous Westwood explain
his position upon the many questions affecting the city. We can
stand Aid. Westwood's public orations or printed statements, but a
person il canvas. No! Ye Gods.
No! Forbear! Aid. Westwood. Por
pity's sake, forbear!!!
make them work for a reasonable
wage according to thc times. Why
we have to be satistied with from
$20 to $60 a nionih, and work eight
hours to their five hours, and not
h",lf the risk to run that we have.
And some of us have to bring up
large families and pay taxes to keep
a few spongers that do not pay any
property taxes at all. It is time
that this screaming farce in police
business, waste of public money,
etc., was at .in end. More later on,
Tj\x Payer.
Room to Let.
pOMFORTABbY furninlieil Room, in
*-/ private home, to let, with lire.
Rates moderate. For partiiiil'iiB apply
at the Mail office.
one and there ought to be sufficient
enterprise to assist a hospital from
which they have received suclj a
large amount of assistance. Nanaimo has ever a disposition to help
Wellington, and nothing ought lo
election   of  Mr.  Davison, are now j "a™ t**ul?ht th« men of Wellington
among his strongest supporters and the true feeling of Nanaimo towards
are working hard lor his re-eleotion. | them  more   than   this one single
They have been convinced that Mr.' kindness.   Tlm disposition expres*
Davison has made au honest effort!     , .    . . u.._. «.._j i
,       . , . .,   , ., Bed in favor of an   accident fund is
to enforce our laws and that lt was
not his fault that he did not stio-1 a 8ood one. only •he absence of such
ceed. I a thing iB 50 years behind the time.
Mr. Davison is entitled to the | Some supervision over the money
gratitude of every ratepayer in this ] llmt tl)ey • aireildy ought to
citv,   who  loves progress, for the!.  . ■ . ,   ,i,„„,,„i
wa"y in which he took up the fi^.ti bring some assistance to the cstah-
against 'a ring who held this city | "shnient of an accident fund, and
in its grasp for the last twenty-1 is, as the Enterprise says, a matter
three years. Few men in this city | for the miners themselves. Why
had the courage to take the stand | |g Wellington so far behind in these
hedid, and, be it said to his credit,       ,      ,,   „     ,   ., .,
he has fought and won. Again, he i m!ltters' Surel** lhe """f th"e
not only fought and won, but he | •"'•ve an average amount of "'nielli*
has shown that he has persistency j gence and ought to bo able to look
and perseverance enough to hold to , after themseivos in matters of this
his course despite the bitterest <'0-1 kind_ The mlme thing oxigtB at
position   anv   mayor of this city  ..  . ,, ...    ,, ,,  '  ,„
ever encountered. 'Union.   Men pay their dollar to*
The peopleof Nanaimowill never \ wards the doctor, and have neither
know what Mayor Davison is [ benefit nor voice in the control of
capable of doing in the wayofen-ijt. No one is to blame but them-
forcit.g the laws against evil-doers;,,,,,,,^ We only hope that the
until--twey remove one of the great-1       ... , „ ui» „i„:„,„
est stumhling blocks to reform out | *,od ttdvlce ftnd rellf,01 ttb,e cla,tI'8
of tho way, viz., Commissioner i°- tbe Enterprise will he answered
Simpson. The only course open; by a manly independence and
for the accomplishment of this iB to j resoluteness worthy of the men of
take  the appointment out of the Wellington,
TViiii column is open to the public and we
heartily   invite   the citizens to  make
use of it for discussing public gnes-1 TjjrT> g   J/r
Hon,. '■ ■*■•'-•'"•**•• ***•■
We are not responsible for tlie opinions of
our correspondents.
Ekitou Maim—I see your columns are open for the people to
discuss public affairs, so, with your
permission, I will offer a few remarks. First—Our city finances
are exhausted, and it has taken at
the lowest estimate $5,000 to run
our police department, that is, taking $1,000 for police magistrate,
over $8,000 for police officers and
the balance for clothing and sundry
expenses and accommodations for
the above officials. The result is
that the receipts which have come
into the city treasury do not exceed
over $600, That makes a clear
loss to the city of ahout $4,500. In
tbo iiiinie of common sense why
does Ibis city want to pay $1,000
for police magistrate. If we have
to be burdened with an officer of
that kind $500 is quite enough to
pay. Until Ihe last few years the
work has been done just as well
and did not cost the city anything,
If You Are
In Need
Choice Groceries
Seasonable Duy Goods
Fashionable and
Durable Footwear
and Hit the popular
Patent Medicines
at pniBont ou thu market, at
Prices That Will Defy
Excelsior Market
oodBdulivered freo to any part of the city.
A Big Fire
Highest Honors—World's Fair.
In the stove will not koep
your feet warm while on
the. street. You need
shoes suitable for Winter.
If the need is tliere it-is
a crying one and of the
nature that needs prompt
attention. We have prepared for tho need in the
most encouraging form.
Our new Crack Proof,
Water Proof Laco Bal for
men's wear will suit any
ordinary man. Price,
$3.00, $4.00, $5.00.
Ml) in
Amei-ican, French and Canadian Makes.
Child's Waist, at 35 cents, any size.
Misses' Corset, at 65 cents, any size.
Stevenson & Co., Black Corset, at $1—a loader.
D. & A., in  Black  und  Gray, $1.25, $1.50,  $2.25—special
P. & N. C, $1 25, $1.50, $2.00—Gray and Black.
Get your Guesses in on the
Pumpkin. We have added
three Special Prizes to the
nearest to the Winners of
the Steel Range.    .    .    .
Commercial St., Nanaimo, B. C.
You 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 Serges.
Cft^ i   IS THE PRICE.
In Make and Fit I guarantee to please you.
$ Commercial Street.
^^t/;v%'».*,'V%^.t^%*v%.*"'. <*w%><v-»*v*3
Shirts, Collars and Cuffs   ji
rr ioneer Steam Laundry |
—. ( By so doing you will PATRONIZE WHITE LABOR
•^^ | And help to GET RID OF THE CHINESE!
Dye Works in connection..
P. O. Box 95.
D. M. STEWART, Proprietor.   { 3
City Market
Business Directory*!
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
P. O. Box 227 Telephone 7-8
|»A1(KKR & TOTTS, narnaten and SolliM-on ;
Commercial street.
1 /i   F. CANE, Ilarrliter and Solicitor, Boom 11, j
A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder.   Fre*
lorn Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant
40 Ywi the Stanto,-
Whitfield's Crescent Shoe Store
ALL FREIGHTS left on the
Nunaimn Wharf Co.'s Wharf
will be at owners' risk.
A. R. JOHNSTON & GO., Wharfingers.
C.C.& B.I. Westwood
Aro now prepared lo Cut Down Old
Axle*, by unt- of hii Improved Machine, making ilium an good an new.
Done ln the most approved manner.
Their price* uro right. Call and iee
Shamrock Livery
Johnaton Ulock.
McINNKS & McINNES, Ban-Ultra, Boom « •]
Julius-till ltliick, Commercial atreet,
I . 1 —
YAKWOOD * YOU Nil, Ban-latera, corner rl
Commercial and Button atreeta. - v
THAKDY, Botanic nriiKKlal, Wlnne'.d Crea(
•  cent.  Try llardy'a rile Ointment.
DK. MASON, lientlit    Extracting aapecialty,
lim-mill Ktlii'l k.IihIiiIMiti'iI.
Oltli'ii, Oild-Kellow'a Block, Nanaimo.
Diamond!, Rnblea, Fearli, or any
kind of Stone can be replaced, and
all Jewelry made or repaired at low
prlcea, by calling on
Ln-    TTTT T O. V-tnuIaotaring
• A. JtlAJjJjD      jeweler
An Express Van meets all
Trains ami Hteamers Daily, ami
On Hand to Order at any hour
WJ. Cl'UHY, D. I>. 8., (irecn Block.    First |
*  elaaa work guaranteed.
'-   proprietor*.  Victoria Crescent.  Dispeiialnul
and family rocipea a apecialty. M
Medical Hall, comer,.ommercial and Bitti]
tion streets.   Teleptiono 1*5,
ANMMO  DYK WORKS.-Dyeing, Cleaiiln.
and Repairing    14 Nicol street.
C. chah'tiin, Manager. 1
GMAl'MI, VMiolenulo Healer in  Flab an
•    Uame, llamlim street, Nanaimo.
Telephone I
li'OKKMAN * IIMIDY, Boal E*t"ie Broker.']
*      Hni.IlMi. "iri'ct ^'J,
TON. M. BROWN. Watehmakef. _, Watekt,'
u and clocks carefully cleaned and- iwBJwil
Corner Cbu-tatUdCheptlMmti; •',
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