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If you see that-on your sack of
Pastry Flour
Vou cnn be sure that you have the best
for lhore catt be do better.
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"DECKAJULIE
TEZPUR,
ASSAM,
Cornea tlie best Tea offered to dtscrlmi-
111111111,- liuyers ill British Columbia.
Garden Manager,    t
Fv-ums lltuuLK, | Sole Agents B.C.
W.T. HEDDLE 4 CO.
VOL. II.-NO. 45.
NANAIMO. BRITISH COLUMBIA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 18%.
WHOLE NO. 106.
QUR $9,009 STOOK QF SOOTS AHO SHOES
Going Rapidly,
Nothing iistoiiisliitig in that, however. It
Is the extremely low prices-' we ure asking
thut surprises.    .    .    . - .
We are going out of the Shoe Business and
must get rid of the Stock	
Look ns up early it'.you want to Secure.
BARGAINS.
Our Grocery Stock is up to date in every particular. We are showing the finest range of
Christmas Fruits ever offered in this City,
We have ....
New Almonds
"     Filberts
"    Walnuts
"    Brazil Nuts
New Dates
"    Prunes
"    Pears
"    Peaches
New Figs in boxes of lib., 101b., 301b.—in hulk, 8c. lb.
"     Currants, thoroughly cleaned, very choice.
"     Sultana, "      "        " "        "
"     Layer Raisins in boxes of 51b, 101b, 201b.
"     Valencia Raisins only 10 cents per lb.
"     Musciitelie 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 uml California Oranges
Kippered Herring, Bloaters, Labrador Herring,   etc.
And a whole range of nice things for Christmas.
Im 1 ulllJlu u
Victoria
■ Crescent.
4{EALTH
is Wealth.
POLICE BOARD
DECISION  OF   THE  COMMISSIONERS A FOttEGQNB CONCLUSION.
«P
im Jackets
iH'iiery
To Keep the Weather Out
Get Your BOOTS at the_
GasI) Boot al*d S^oe Store
17 aqci 1» Co^iitercial Street
Shall the Soiled  Doves be Removed
From  Frazer Street? is
the Question.
They Carrv the Best Quality at the
LOWEST CASH PRICES
Give Them a Trial and You will be Convinced.
WE HAVE COI
But it depends on your Patronage
whether we stay or not ....
We are prepared to sell goods at
.-Riffht Prices.
ess
We are showing a Very Choice Selection of
each ofthe above of the Very Latest Styles.
Ir Ladies' and Hta's Hats
Are the Most Fashionable of the Season.
So give us a call when buying
Christmas Toys and Crockeryware.
■TEVEN
1897
AHEAD OF THE TIMES
-THE—
CITY AUCTION ROOMS.
utt-s OKELL & MORRIS' PRESERVES
«* ARE ALL RIGHT.'sa-w
yon'r
using
THE PUREST AND BEST.
Made from Select Fruit mul CaneSiigar.    The create*!, rare Is exercised in ihel: preparation nml exquisite itieaiiliiie-ia observed.   Wc onlv innlte one quality—lhe beat—
the same as supplied to the order ol His Excellency Lord Abe'rdeen
WHY BUY CHEAP m 1 BUY OKELL & MORRIS*. Thsy aro the Purest ana" Best
Dry Footing-
The only voyage tlmt \s good
fur the health. Warmth ia
worse than nothing without
dry ness, Wet feet may bring
on any number of ailments
Wraring nur Rubbers in Iiu,i
weu'lier guarantee-) <lry footing,
Our Rubbers are high, well
mule, durable, ami impervious
to dampness. Try the Uruiiby
Rubbers ut
ORR & RENDELL'S
Received TO-DAY
A Carload of famous
PERFECTION STOVES
and RANGES.
NKW   STYLES    .   .
(For 1897.)
Unequalled lor their .
NEW   PATENTS.
The Board met yesterday afternoon, all the members being present.
Mayor  Davison  remarked  that
on the 7 inst when he issued notices
for a meeting, he had treated the
other  members of  the hoard   with
due   courtesy  in  giving them   86
i hours notice, while they had  given
j him but three hours notice, know-
j ing that   he, the   Mayor,   was   at
! work and could not leave at the
|appointed time without employing
1 a substitute.    Mr. Johnson said he
I was not always at the call of  the
j Mayor.    He   had     arranged   the
E.   E. C. JohnSOrj, MSr. lime t0 Buit -1is ■"'-'i'***e8S*    He fur-
I ther stated that he had been  home
    'for some  time  and the chairman
failing to cull a meeting,  had sent
in his sealed decision.
The Mayor knew that Mr. John
ston would require eome time to
review the evidence on his return
from Kootenay, as he did not have
the copy with him. And he expected Mr. Johnson would take advantage of ihe powers conferred by
the act, and call a meeting when
ready to give a decision.
Mr. Johnston said he did not
consider it his duty to call a meeting, or ask for the  holding  of one.
The Mayor—Why did you ask for
meetings to be held on former
occasions? and why have you and
Mr. Simpson called the meeting
today?
Cily Clerk Thompson here read
the decisions.
I have examined the evidence taken
in this matter anil nan tinil nothing to
t£ii))|iort the charges made hy Rev 5 A
Mi-Hue. Neither the Chief or Thompson appear to have dune more than their
duty in visiting those houses on Fraser
street. In faut, I do not think a sufficient number of visits are made hy the
•inline to those houses during the night.
Ilul aa there ure no rules to guide the
polii-e, they must use their own judgment und go us often as they think
necessurv in accordance with their duty,
uml from the evidence certainly have
not exceeded reasonable, watchful attendance. They do not denv their going
thure, whioh ia evidence in their miuda
thut fhey were lining their duty. As to
either nf them drinking intoxicuting
liquors while al these Onuses there is no
evidence ol it except hy Matheson, aud
iu opposition to mis we have a positive
denial by both officers supported hy
Bates ami Taylor. Tlie weight of evidence is therefore decidedly in favor of
the officers aud particularly so when one
takes iuto consideration the character
which Matheson makes out for himself
as a frequenter, of houses ol ill fame and
a man oi intemperate habits.
As to the third charge of gambling
through dice, sworn to by .Matheson anil
denied hy the Chief and also by Alexander, w ho, Matheson says, was present.
Again,   ue  have the  testimony of two
fiosiiiics against one doubtful, which
eaves the charges unproved, nor yet ie
there any doubt in my mind hut that
the Chiel has done all he could and all
his time would allow to aid Dr Mc-
Kechnie as health offi.-er of this city.
I must further express my confidence
. in ihu two officers having always done
their duty and regret exceedingly the
' unwarranted attack which has been
| made upon, them as members ofthe
1 police force of the city.
J H Simpson,
Police Commissioner.
46 Victoria Crescent.
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VEGETABLES
and
Ma-rnifli-ent  lla'tin?   Power, b-auty
Cheapness.
Bear ln mind we Guarantee E very Stove.
A pleasure always to show you over our tm-
meuse stock—the largest on this Coast.
J. H. GOOD
AUCTIONEER
P. 0. Box 10S.
Bo You Want to Borrow
•500, repayable monthly in 8 year", at $7.60
$1,000 repayable monthly In « -.ears, at Slli.UO
$2.1100 repavable monthly in 8 yenrs, at $811,111)
Other amounts, in proportion.    I.ohiip made
only on First Mortgage on Improved Town or
City Property.   Eu.uit.vhli- Savinuk, Loan ai-d
Bl'lLIUNU Aanncl.vtiuN, 114 I'orontn SI., Toronto
GEO. I,. SOIIKTKY, Agent,
Room No. 14. Johnston Ulock.
Fish and
Game Market
BASTION STRKET
SHIPPING SUPI'MKn
O. JMttSH, Prop.
GR\ND CONCERT^*
Will he given in the
WALLACE STREET METHODIST CHURCH.
-ON-
Wednesdav, Deo. 16th.
Under the auspices of the choir, coiiMstliie: of
Vocal and liiKtriiincntal Music. asniatcd by
our best Local Talent, and Mr. and Mrs.
Kellev. two of Vancouver's favorites, will
take part.
Look out for Programmes.        Tickets 25 cents*
Stove Repairing^*.*
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For Wholesome
Vegetables of uli
kinds thut ure iu
season, get them at
...DUGGAFS..
who will cull on you
ouco every week.
Listen for his bell.
Good Potntoes,
at moderate prices.
Onions, 11 lbs., 25c.
100 lbs. for $1.63.
Recerve your order until he
calls.
Store—Duy's Old
Butcher Shop,
Nicol Street.
VEGETABLES
Mr. Crossan's own testimony, in conjunction with the eviilem-e of Bates,
Mattheson, ami the Kev. T>. A. McRae
that he accompanied the saitl liules and
Matheson, two private citizens, on the
night of Aug, 13, 189U toa house of ill
fame anil remained therein for a period
of one hour without having received instructions from the Board to enter
houses of Ihat above description, is in
iise.lf a direct violation of his olliee ami
flagrant breach of Hoc 6 of the public
Morals By-law of this city.
In brief the inquiry has in my opinion disclosed many good and sufficient
reasons why Mr. Crossan should no
longer be continued us Chief of police of
this cily.
,T. H. Davison.
Chairman of Board of Police Com.
Nanaimo, Dec. 14, '90.
Mayor Davison gave a similar
decision in the casa of Constable
Thompson.
Mayor Davison moved that thc
chief and constable Thompson be
summarily dismissed hy this board
from their positions in the police
force of this city. Mr Simpson
moved that the accusations of Kev.
D. A. McRae against chief Crossan
and constable Thompson be dismissed. This was carried, the
Mayor voting against it.
The application of constable
Thompson for a week's leave of
absence was granted.
Mr. Johnston said he wished to
know if the Clerk had received any
reply to the notices sent to the
owners of disreputable houses on
Fraser street, demanding that the
present tenants vacate the premises
within a month. No reply had
been received.
Mr. Simpson thought a reply
could scarcely be expected in a
month and a half.
Mr. Johnston wished to know
what steps could be taken to remove these women from Fraser
street.
Mr. Simpson—If they are dislodged from their present headquarters they will be scattered all
over the city.
Chief Crossan said that had been
the result of moving them in Victoria.
Mr. Johnston—Some people in
Nanaimo are crying for moral reform, and we should give them a
taste of it.
Chief Crossan said there was a
way of getting rid of these places,
but it would cost a little money to
accomplish it. That was to place
a man at each door to prevent men
from going in. By adopting this
method he believed they would be
starved out in a short time.
The Mayor said Mr. Crossan's
proposition was the most riducul-
ous jne he had ever heard expressed. How could the Board
reasonably expect to keep men from
entering houses of ill-repute when
the Chief and his subordinate
Thompson make a practice of fre
quently taking private citizens to
such places. He further stated
that the owners of the property
should be compelled to act upon
the notices given hy the Board.
After some further desultory conversation, and without further
action, the Board adjourned.
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City and District.
Mr D C Mason of Winnipeg is at the
Patterson House.
Mr W H Ijomas, Indian Agent, an-l
Mrs Lomas are in town, guests at the
Windsor House.
Mr G A Forest, the eminent hortl.
cultnrist of Vancouver, haB opened oat
at the Quarter \V »y House, where ha
will huve a sulectiou of his stock for
sale.
Mrs Chapman of Belleville, Ont., who
was coming to attend the funeral of her
father Wm Powell ut Nictoria, wag killed at Medicine Hat on Saturday evening.
Mr. G Marsh is authority for the state-
ment that during the last 10 dare, there
has been shipped from this port sixteen
tons of herrings and four tons of deep
water cod.
Wallace Street Church choir will give
a grand concert to-morrow evening.
A good program lias been prepared ana
the friends will bu glad to see a large
audience-.
Robert Shearer, better known ai ""Bob
Golder," was found dead at East Wellington last week, and the corners jury
brought in a verdict of "death from rupture of an aneurism of the heart.
An old man named Charles Brown
died on Sunday from heart disease, He
was one of the old timers having come
to the coast from the North of Ireland.
Thc funeral will take place tomorrow
from McAdie's undertaking parlors at t
p.m.
The house of Mr. Ryder situated on
Haliburton street, was burnt to the
ground, together with the whole of the
contents, on Saturday evening. The
family were absent at the time, and the
lire is supposed to have originated from
a small stove. The building ami contents were insured iu the Western for
$1,000.
The Loyal Temperance Legion, asisted
by the ladies of the W. C. T. U. will
have a sale of work and social in the Y.
M. C. A. hall next Tuesday evening, the
22nd inst., further notice will be given
in next issue. The sewing has been
done almost entirely by tne girls. Come
and see it. Some nicely dressed dolls
will be for sale, the work of the girls.
A man named Carlson was brought np
from Chemainus ou Sunday's train and
taken to the hospital, where on examination it was found he had attempted to
commit suicide by cutting his throat,
and also a gash on his left wrist. From
enquiries on Monday we understand
that it mast have heen a case of temporary insanity, as he can give no particulars as to why he should have done the
deed. He had been working around the
saw mill at Chemanuis for some time,
and seems a very quiet inoffensive man.
At latest reports he was resting easily,
and doing as well as can be expected.
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FOR AN ARTISTIC GUT
-AND-
REST WORKMANSHIP
GALLON       ^—.
CALDWELL,
The MERCHANT TAILOR.
COMMKKCIAL "■"—■"
Oppotlt- ltatbai-j't prog stors,
EXTENSION   FRONT   ORATES
KXTKNSION   BACK   URATES
Will lit moat any Stova.
All kinds of old Cook
Stoves bought, sold or
Exchanged.
Goods of everv
description bo't
and sold.
D. TAYLOR,
Masonic Building, Commercial Street.
Tenders.
■TENDERS nro hereby culled
* for covering with cotton,
papering and pointing thc barroom of the Dew Drop Hotel,
Iliiliburloii street. Lowest or
uny tender not necessarily accepted.
Apply to GEO. BAKER,
On the premises.
DIED.
William Gordon, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Gordon, Grace street,
died this morning. The funeral
will take place to-morrow afternoon at R o'clock. Friends and ac-
quaintanoes invited. II. McAdie
in charge of interment.
I have made a careful review of the
evidence presented by the defendants'
ami witnesses in the investigation held
in Nanaimo on Oct.. lilili, 189li, into the
char-res preferred by Rev. I). A. McRae
agaiiiBt Chief of Police Crossan and
Constable Geo. Thompson, of the Nanaimo force. I do not consider the
char-tea sustained by the evidence.
The charges should therefore be dismissed.
I would further say that the dutiesde-
volving upon Chiel Crossan and his sub
ordinate*) have been performed by them
lo n,y satisfaction as a Police Commissioner. This is evinced by the order
prevailing in our midst and which, I
think, will compare with the best regulated cities iu this Province.
In the charge preferred by Pr, Mc-
Kech nie against Chief of l'olice Crossan;
when I take inlo consideration the
varied and many duties devolving upon
the Chief, I deem that he has exerted
his best endeavors to comply with the
request of the Sanitary Officer, Dr. Mc
Kechnie, and to prevent any delay or
omissions in these important matters, I
would recommend that some one be appointed by the City Council whose duties would be to attend exclusively to
sanitary matters.
A. R. Johnston,
Polico Commissioner.
Nanaimo, 27th November, 1896.
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WANTED.
ANTED—A Piano to rout-
Address box 257 city.
the Board ot Police Commissioners
of the city of Nanaimo,
Gentlemen:—In eonformltv with my
duties aa a member of the above mentioned board, I have carefully reviewed
 •••"  | the evidence adduced at the meeting
Don't wonRT about vour health. Keep ■•«■'■ •"■■ 0r! •?■ !$?•. -J t>n"'.e',,1«Rto lhe
your hl.a.,1 pure li* taking Hood's Bursa- 5h»f5« f«ax"*1 ?hit'f of /"'"I6 C*"0"-"""-
parllla and vou need not rear the grip,  I Und that the charges have lieen  fully
Licensing' Board.
The Licensing board of Nanaimo
district was held this afternoon in
the   court   house,   before   Messrs.
Gibson, Hilbert,  Bickle and Mich-
Is, J. P's.
Fred Wagstaff made application
for a license to the premises known
as the "Colonial Hotel" situated on
Haliburton street.
Mr. G. F. Cane appeared in sup
port of the applicatian and Mr.  E.
M. Yarwood opposed.   Chief Stewart   also  opposed  the  granting of
this license on police grounds.
Mr. Yarwood made a preliminary objection to Mr. Bickle sitting
on the bench, he being a magistrate
for Wellington. Mr. Cane's contention was that his commission
was a .general one, and not confined
to one particular district. Mr.
Yarwood asked that his objection
lie noted.
Mr. Wagstaff was sworn and
stated that be had been living on
the premises since July last, and
had a lease of the premises for two
years, with an option for two years
longer. He had given the required
notices to the magistrates, and also
posted the notices up on the court
house. He had then taken steps to
obtain signatures to the petition.
Petition produced and marked.
Mr. Yarwood made the objection
in the first place that tbe applicant
had not complied with the law in
giving the required notice, and
also because he could not prove
that there was the necessary two-
thirds on the petition. Tho cross
petition of Mr. Yarwood was put
in and a list of names of residents
in the district. The magistrates
decided to adjourn the case until
the 29th of December.
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Advertise in the Mail, the  best.
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Hooo'a ■•■„.. aro the favorite family SSi'tttt Now is the time to subscribe  tor
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A Sensational Suicide.
Mrs. Sarah Cooper and her
daughter, Harriet Cooper, were
found dead in their home in San
Francisco on Friday, with the gas
turned on and every evidence of
suicide. Mrs. Cooper was President of the Kindergarten Association and her daughter was Deputy
Superintendant. Mrs Cooper had
lived there for 30 years and was
widely known as an educator, philanthropist and writer. In her will
written on Thursday, she requested
that the bodies of herself and
daughter be not taken to- the
morgue.
The Coopers bad lived entirely
alone, except for a Chinese cook,.
who had been in their employ for
20 years. He has not yet been
found. It is expected that he can
throw some light on the tragedy.
When the scandal concerning Dr.
Brown, of the First Congregational
Church, waB first talked about, Mrs
Cooper stood by her pastor and expressed confidence in him. Later
developements caused her to change
her mind, and she and her daughter became his most, prominent
opponents and accusers. Muoh
bitterness in church circles was engendered by this action and estranged many of their friends, and the
suicide of mother and daughter is
ascribed to brooding over the coolness and snubs from former friends.
No woman on the Pacific coast has
been so prominent for a generation
as Mrs Cooper, who has often
preached in Congregational pulpits
and has been engaged in all departments of Christian work. She
formerly resided in New Orleans
and acted as nurse during the war.
In her will Mrs Cooper says her
intention of committing suicide
would afford sufficient proofs to
render unnecessary a Coroner's investigation. Many influential
friends tried to have her wishes
carried out, but the Coroner ordered both bodies to be taken to the
morgue.
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Municipal Council.
There was another count out last
night at the Council, only Mayor Davison Aid. Wilson, Martell Morton, and
Westwood being present when Citjr
Clerk Thompson called time. Aid Planta came iu a few minrtea afterwards,
but it was too late.
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Forthcoming Events.
Tl'ESDAY.
Bale of work on behalf ot St Paul's, im
Sloan A Scott's old'stand.
WEDNESDAY*.
Concert 1 a Wal I ace street church, antler
the auspices, of the choir.
 «i»	
The Mail and Weekly Globe tor
one year for $2.65 if paid in a«t*
Vanos.
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Brown's Mistake.
ot nnstiy yearB ago there was a man.
His nsAne I'M now call "Brown,"
Who Owned a little scrubby farm;
A few miles out of town,
'dte'itaed yo have an oltl white horse;
A harness and a gig.
;He also had a big white cow,
'Some chickens an I a pijf.
His wife, she 6'onft't'iues did the chores,
.When he was Kune tfuav
Would feed tfie pis:, anil milk  the cow,
."And give the horse sumo hay
For   Brown  when  he  was   'way   from
home,
Most always had a spree,
And when he did conic home at night,
Was drunk as he could be.
It happerYojl i^-nce when Brown was off
Upon a* ft*PV hull',
His wife she lVi'.'d.;tb do the chores,
Alone, and in 11?' d'?ik,
She thought perhaps ere morn  t'would
rain,
It was such cloudy weather,
And 80 She put both horse and cow.
Into the pen together.
Now Broa-n  when,  he came home that
night,
.  Was rather drink, of course;
A strange freak, too, cntne in his head
..  He'd liarnesi' tp hi3 horse,
So down thsToad he staggered then,
Ami cursed for want ul light,
But wherfhe fencheil the burn he fuund
His things- were tliere there all  right.
Then after fussing unite a spell,
He got hitched tip his rig,
And picking tip tho whip and reins
He jumped Into the gig.
"Get up, you lVtzy, old white nag!
Goon you beast,'  he cried ;
"Though dark the night, what do 1 care?
I'm bound to hive a ride!"
But no! the old beast would not go;
•  All the uoaitfrfit wus in vain,
Then Brown Commenced   to curse and
swear
And jerk upon the rein,
His wife she heard him Irom the house,
And wondered what could be,
•So down she came In breathless haste
With lantern lit to see.
'•'Why Brown," she cried,  "what  does
this mean?
You're horrid drunk to-niirht."
Then going uloser up to him,
■She held aloft the light
.But back she fell with sudden fear
The sight was strange I vow
-for he had not hitched up his horse
But harnessed up ti:s cow,
Lobne l'ATTKUTOX.
162 Dovercourt road.
I Socialff iritf s
Misfortune.
'{Concluded.)
In a meneht it occurred to
her.
*0h, I surjf-iose it's her shoes,'
she said, peering down through
the gloom to see what was thore.
As she ga£ed her eyes became
■accustomed to the half-light,
and, to her horror, she noticed
that the boot were not a woman's,
but a man's!
'Goodness ine!' she rifurmured,
as she drew hastily back from
the door, 'I must have mis-
•counted the doors. Oh, my!
what would have happened if I
had knocked and one of those
■wicked hunting men had opened
the door?
Hurrying away in a fright to
the end of the corridor she felt
•for a moment inclined to give
up lhe Idea of having an interview with Miss Starch that
night. She might,indeed, have
done so, only a sudden thought
■entered her mind. What if it
was not a mistake? AY hat if it
was Miss Starch's rooms whieh
had the man's boots at the door?
She thought of what Mrs. Smellie had said, and it occurred to
her thai it was just possible that
■she had made a most important
'discover?. She accordingly resolved to try again.
Carefully counting the doors as
ihe went, she walked once more
up tlie corridor. When she had
reached Miss Starch's number,
she bent down. There, at the
foot of the door, were undoubtedly a pair of men's boots! She
had not been mistaken, then,
•and she had made a most important discovery.
Acting after her kind, she set
.about, without delay, to spread
the glad tidings. Hurrying
noiselessly down the corridor,
she made her way to Mrs. Srnel-
lie's bedroom, Mrs. Smellie,
Who had returned with her from
the meeting, was just preparing
to go to hod when she knocked
*t her door.
'What is it?; asked Mrs. Smellie, rather snappishly. She was
put out because ber speech that
evening, though strong, not to
say savoury enough, had been
outshone by Miss Screech'3.
•Oh, let me in, Mrs Smellie!'
Whispered Miss Screech tb rough
the door. 'Let me in. I have
■discovered ""\ltsh a scandal about
Miss Starclli'
Mrs. Smellie needed no second
invitation. . With lightning
speed slie Unlocked the door, and
■Miss r*er*eech entered.
'What is it?' the widow asfeedi
'Is it Oi»«» ofthe hunting men?'
'I tntiik So,' answered Miss
feWrVecH'- 'Anyway,there's some
man iii Her room, for I fouud
his i'ttStt, outside her door!'
'VxooA gracious!' exclaimed
Ml'Si   Smellie.   with   n   Jook  of
horror 'Let us go at once and
see them.'
'While you're putting on your
dressing-gown,' said Miss
Screech, 'I'll run and get Miss
Bones. I'm sure she would like
tc see them, too.'
Ten minutes "later, Miss
Screech was guiding Mrs. SrKSl-
lio and Miss Bo&.es to tbe corridor where Miss Starch's bedroom was. Miss Screech carried in tier band a candle, in
order to make sure that it was
Miss Starch's room and that the
boots were a man's boots. Unfortunately, there was no mistake; the boots were large, heavy-
soled, afifd masculine; ibe number on the door was lifty two.
'This is too horrible!' whispered Miss Bones.
'It rs unspeakably shameful!'
murmured Miss Screech.
'It is no worse than 1 expected,' said Mrs. Smellie, grimly.
After these expressions of
opinion, the three ladies stood
for some moments and gazed in
silence at the guilty boots.
'What should wo do?' asked
Miss Screech.
•Alarm the bouse,' said Miss
f'ones, chin ilatily;'and show her
shame to the whole w'bfldl'
'Ves, that is the best course,'
said Miss Screech. If we dont
do so she may deny the whole
thing.'
The prospect of dragging their
friend out of her room in shame
and confusion was very tempting to all the three women, but
Mrs. Smellie bad strength of
mind to resist it. The fact was,
another idea had occurred to her,
which promised her an opportunity of at once absolutely crushing .Mi.-s Starch, and of exalting
herself, and sbe bad resolved to
forgo present gratification for
the sake of this.
'She can't deny it,' Mrs. Smellie argued. There are three of
us here, all of whom can swear
to her guilt. Don't, therefore,
let us do anything hastily. We
had belter put off action in the
matter till the morning?'
The next morning Miss Starch
came down to breakfast quite recovered from her indisposition.
To her surprise her sister Con-
gressers who shared her sitting-
room received her with frigid
disdain, and before she had
finished her breakfast, they ostentatiously rose from tho table,
without casting even a glance at
her, and hurried off to make
preparations for tho morning
sitting of the Congress.
'Well, they are jealous,'
thought Miss Starch, as she sat
eating her breakfast alone. 'I
knew they didn't like those men
admiring me, but I didn't think
that they would carry their anger so far as this.'
While thus ruminating, a
knock sounded at lb "■ door, and
the manager came in. He looked
uncomfortable and awkward.
'Madam' he began, 'I'm sorry
to have to make a request, but
for the sake ofthe hotel I must
do so.'
'What is it? I don't understand you,' asked Miss Starch,
surprised at this rather unintelligible statement.
'Well, madam,' blurted out the
manager, 'the fact is, I must ask
you to leavo the hotel at-once.'
'Leave the hotel!' exclaimed
Miss Starch,indignantly. 'What
do you mean? What have I
don
Why   should you make
such a request?'
'Madam,'   said   tho manager,
'I dtin't wish to say anything.   I
only ask you to leave in order to
I prevent a scandal.'
'A scandal! Sir, do you mean
to insult me!' cried Miss Starch,
furiously.
T beg your pardon, madam, 1
told you I don't want to say anything. All that concerns me is
that your own friends object to
remain under the same roof with
you, and they have requested
me to ask you to leavo the hotel.'
'I'll    not go!' exclaimed Miss
[Starch, resolutely; 'I havo as
much right to stay here as they
: have. I'll go and see what they
mean by such conduct; tho spile-
fnl old cats!' And withotltpausing another moment Miss Starch
.flounced out of the room, leaving behind her the manager
feeling very uncomfortable and
perplexed.
It happened to be a private
siting that mornihg for considering the business ofthe Association.    When  she   arrived   she
I was amazed to find the excitement  with  whieh her entrance
| was greeted. She soon learnt
the cause. A motion was before
the house that the business of
tho day should be suspended to
permit of a resolution being discussed for expelling her from the
AsR'O'iiat.orji     With their usual
ideas of justice the Social Purists were going to decide upon
her fate without giving her even
an opportunity of making any
defence.
Miss Starch was furious, and
as she listened to Mrs. Smellie's
indictment of her, shegrew more
furious still. That rhetorical
Prurientist was in great form,
and was absolutely eruhing in
her work. She was describing
her late friend as a serpent
whom she had nurtured in her
bosom, as a traitor to the Association, her friends and her Cod;
as a disgrace to womankind, as
guilty of the most abominable
and hideous immorality while
professing to be a Social Purist;
and, in short, as everything thai
wits vicious, degraded and contemptible.
For some little time Miss
Starch listened m silence, simply because from vi-i'y rage sbe
could not speak. in the usual
way of Social Purists,.Mrs. Smellie immediately attributed this
silence to guilt.
'Shame at being discovered,
at having her viciousness revealed to a disgusted world,
keeps the wretched creature
silent,' she cried, pointing to
Miss Starch.
'It's false,' gasped Miss Starch,
I'm no more vicious than   you!
'Infamous woman, lie silent,'
answered Mrs. Smellie, sternly.
'Du not commit yourself fun her by
useless falsehoods. We have proof
of your guilt'."
'What is it?'cried Miss Starch'.
'What is your charge against me?'
'Let Miss Screech sneak,' said
Mrs Smellie, disdainfully. 'It was
she who discovered everything.'
'Yes, everything!' exclaimed Miss
Screech, eaglr to have her sny.
'Wretched, infamous woman, I
knew that your weakness for those
wicked men at the hotel wouhl he
your ruin, and it has been!'
Miss Starch, for the moment, was
so completely taken a hack that she
could not speak. A moment later
she gasped out that it was a lie.
'One of them was in your room
last night,'cried Miss Bones. 'We
saw his boots at. your door! And
the buttons told us this morning
that it was not the first time he had
seen them there!'
'J can explain that!' screamed
Miss Starch, desperately.
'Do you admit that to your knowledge a man's boots were outside
your bedroom door last night?'
asked Mrs. Smellie, 'And that
they have been there before?'
T   do;   but '    cried    Miss
Starch.
'We'll hear no more,' replied Mrs
Smellie,   sternly,  and   before Miss
Starch   realized  it, the motion for
her expulsion was put and carried.
* * * *
The matter did not end there.
Miss Starch brought an action for
slander against Mrs. Smellie and
others, but found to her amazement
that it would not lie, a verbal
charge of immorality not being in
the eyes of English law a sufficiently serious injury to a woman's reputation to be actionable! Fortunately, Mrs. Smellie bad repealed
the charge in letters to common
friends, and so Miss Starch was
able to bring an action for libel. It
then came out that tbe guilty boots
were placed at her door hy Miss
Starch herself. Being, like m«.ny
women, in perpetual terror of burglars, she hit on this as a device for
keeping them from entering her
room, She thought the boots would
lead Burglars to believe that a man
was in the room; unfortunately,
they led her prurient friends to believe the same, with very disastrous
consequences to her reputation.
This incident, however, hud at any
rate one good effect. It effectually
cured Miss Starch of her affection
for the Social Purists and their
peculiar ways of investigating degrading charges. From her own
misfortune she learfit llie lesson
that the fact that an accusation is
disgraceful is not sufficient proof
that it is true.
News bf the Day
A couple of plow manufacturers
appeared before the tariff Commissioners at Brentford;- and urged
that the taxation on raw material
was excessive. Mr. Cookshuit'
said with free trade, including raw
material, he would be satisfied.
The Calgarv Indian Industrial
school wns formally opened last
week by Lord Aberdeen, whu made
a brief speech SuUjjratulaling the
ollicers on their success hi erecting
such an institution. Tbe Ouverm r-
(Jeneral leaves for Etegina to-night.
Neighbors,'made a horrible dis
covery at the farmhouse of George
Beacon, four miles southeast of
Plymouth, Ind. They toutnl Mrs.
(leO. Deacon, tVd years old, clear! nn
her hi d, Eler face had heen
pounded inlo n jell.' wil li .i poll .
It. was surmised the deed mu-.
hnve been committed by Deacon.
A search' rrfulled in finding hi-
ludy in the winning Inniali. Deacon was known to be dfemenled,
and ii is thiamin i liit'l in ;i paroxysm, he killed liis wife, and then
drowned himself,
Manager Thompson stales that
thS'Ogilvie cntiipnin wil end another special Iraili with flour to
\ ancouvi r i, i Australia ou Saturday. The Ogilvies'intend fo erect
early next year a new elevator at
Montreal with a capacity of 500,
000 bushels, and another nt Winnipeg with a capacity of 7;")0,0.,0
bushels, niuking their totnl elevator capacity for Manitoba wheat
four and a half millions. Mr. W.
W. Ogilvie, head nf lite firm, is expected at Winnipeg on Monday
from Montreal.
The owners of the American
schooner James G. Swan have lost
their case before the United States
district court and will he compelled to forfeit the vessel for violating
the senling laws. The ease is already a noted one, tti it is the first
time an American schooner has
been forfeited for illegal sealing hy
an American court. In his information the United States attorney
alleged that the cause of the forfeiture was that the Swan was on
Aug. 5, 189(i, found employed in
killing and capturing fur seals in
Behring sea within the limits of a
zone of sixty geographical miles
surrounding the Pribyloff Islands,
in violation of the first section of
the act of 1894.
At a meeting of thn public school
board Winnipeg a new teacher was
appointed to fill the vacancy
caused by a resignation'. Mr.
Bawlf, Roman Catholic, advocated
the claims of t Catholic young
lady to the position. He said she
had papers qualifying her for the
position. The settlement of the
school question said that Catholic
teachers were to be engaged and
the present time was a very appropriate one for the board to pul on
record its approval of the settlement by the appointment of his
nominee. Most of the members of
the hoard took part" in the debate,
the final result being that the Protestant lady recommended for the
position was appointed.
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WHEREAS, Certain evil-rtispoeeil persons luive lieen killinir stork on Valilez
Island, Naniiimo District, it is
RESOLVED in future that all persons
found trespassing on tlie Wake Estate
of 760 acres anil Iiulian Reserve of 1700
adjoining will he prosecuted to tlie full
extent of Jhe law.
(Signed)    BALDWIN H. WAKE.
Sept. 16, 1890.    JOHN RASH,
Canadiari Independence.
Montreal, Dee. 10.—The "Independence Club of Canada," which has heen
is existence in Montreal for some live
months and whose objeut is the attainment of Canada's Independence of Great
Britain hold a meeting in this city on
Monday night. The proceeding*! were
secret, hut it is said that the club has
already over 200 members and is in a
flourishing condition, both financially
and as regards the social standing of it's
members. In Ontario where similar
clubs have bijou formed, Toronto and
Windsor dispute the honor of having the
largest membership.
A convention will probably be held
next March with a view to federating nil
the groups of the clubs. Oile of the
leading members stated thut the movement is rapidly gaining ground in this
province, especially in the rural district,
and that two organizers are now at. work
in the Eastern townships, where the
idea seems to meet with great favor.
At tbe meeting in this city last night
a constitution and by-laws were adopted. The object Bought is the Independence of Canada by legitimate and pacific
means; arid the chairman Inid stress
uprit'i. the fact that the  means  must  be
i peaceful.   The metnbere are now oon"
• sidering the question of heing Incorporated!
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over the I'acilic division of lhe Northern Pacific. Prom these causes the watcf
is sent rolling down in torrents into the
mountain streams and brooks, which
arc swollen buvotld the capacity of tlieir
kinks. In nianv cuscb the rush of
waters to the sea is itcciiinpanied liy destruction. All small outbuildings in the
valleys that remain in the path of the
November flood are lu danger of being
carried away by this lutter freshet,
which now promises to exceed the earlier one of the winter.
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upon a joint peremptory demand on
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WRiiiiiiiiJo. coipmrs i;m aim
WAS WRECKED.
With Three Hundred Souls on
Board.—Most of Them
Immigrants.
Vigo, Deo. 1!).— Thft North German Steamship Company's liner
"Salier" was wrecked to-day off the
north coast of Spakii- ThWe were
210 passengers on board and her
crew was composed of 65 men. All
on board, passengers and crew, perished. The passengers consisted of
113 Russians, 36 Galicia'ns, 01 Spaniards, and one German. The Salsr
was bound from Bremen to Buens
Ayres via Corruna and Villagarcia.
The passengers were- mostly in the
steerage. The Corrobiro Cocks, on
which it is believed the steamship
struck, are situated off the southwest coast of Corrunna, and are
laid to have been given a wide berth
before the steamer was headed for
Ihe bay leading up to Villagarcia.
Later:—The whole coast in the
vicinity of the scene of the wreck
is being searched for survivors
of the Salier, and all hope is not
yet given up of picking up some
person who may be aide to give
further details of the terrible
calamity. The Salier had a pilot
6n board when sho struck. The
Weather which the steamer experienced is described as being
in the nature of a hurricane, and
another theory of the causer of the
disaster is that the Sailer's steering
gear was carried away while she
was heading around the rocks for
Villa Cancia, and that she thus he
Came unmanageable and wusrlrrven
upon the reef, which is abeift two
and a half miles from land1.- Some
bf the bodies of those on the ftf-
fated Salier, including that of the
captain, have heen washed ashore.
The captain's watch hnd stopped
at 5:30 o'clock, presumably on Tuesday mor.iing, December 8.
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Cowiclian-Albei-ni Railway.
At the meeting of lhe electors (rl
ICowichitn-Alherni, hefd at the
agriculture hall last week, the
following resolutions were oassed.
The Reeve, Mr. T. A. YVtfud" ocefci-
pied the chair:
That the provincial government
should construct a railway on the
Mainland from Ihe coast to Kootenay.
That the government should
pnrcha-e and work the Esquimalt
and Niinuimo railwav.
Thai a road should he constructed hy the govern ment, fur lhe con-
vcniRnea of r-ive-neatiirs nnd others
connecting lhe Ct-wichas-Albprnl
trail with the Nortii- arm of Cowichan lake.
That a competent surveyor
should he appointed to survey the
Cowichnil river in flood time and
prepare plans for improving the
river for the running of logs and
for protecting the land on its banks.
That the governrflent appoint an
Inspector to inspect all bridge on
railways and wagon roads.
Kseapc of a (Smuggler.
The daring ringleader of a big
opium smuggling gang, which
has been successfully operating
bn the Sound foY a year past,
was arrested at Koy last week
with |600 worth of dope in his
possession. He was placed in
'charge of Deputy Sheriff C. A.
Nettieton, of Roy, and brought
to Taeoma on the train from
Portland. While passing through
a big gulch on the outskirts of
lhe city, the smuggler attempted
to break away from the officer
and jumped from the front platform of, the smoking car, dragging Nettieton with him. The
chance was one in ten thousand
that both would be killed, as the
train, being late, was running at
full speed towards the city. Nettieton got off with a severe scalp
wound and a bad shaking up,
but the smuggler escaped
through the brush in the darkness, and has not been seen
iince. For desperate daring
this feat breaks the record in
the annals of smuggling on
Puget Sound.
The opium captured is valued
at $600, and is the largest seizure
inade on the Sound in years.
The country is being searched
for the smuggler, who is believed j
to be a criminal of note. If he
by a miracle escaped without a
broken leg, he may never be recaptured. The smuggler is described as being six feet tall,
weighing about 200 pounds,
smooth shaven and Well dressed.
He left a dew hat, purchased at
Portland, On the train. When
arrested he was about id board
lhe train for Chehalis.
Hon.'Mr. Laurier will address
two meetings in Cornwall next
week.
S\ C Maclure, Messrs. Ward &
Co.'s representative in Vancouver,
has been appointed vice-consul for
Norway and; Sweden.
The second' daughter of the late
Hon. George Brown, Miss Catharine Edith, was married in Editig-
burg to George Satldoman.
It is claimed for the Sandon district that the highest issays in the
Slocan come from the mines around
there. The Dalhousie and the Arlington, at this end of the country,
can show records of over 9,000
ounces.
Tenders for the construction of
the second section of the Columbia
& Western Railway, from* Trail to
Rohson, have been opened. The
road will cost nearly $60,000. It
is expected that the contract will
be awarded to a Butte firm.
At the Ottawa garrison dinner
General Gascoigne intimated that
where officers of certain corps could
riot agree the policy to adopt would
be to disband the corps and reorganize it, so that impracticable
officers might give way to others
who would work hi harmony.
Hon. L. H. Davies, in company
with Mr. H. A. Munn and a number of other members of the Liberal Association.- wns piloted through
Chinatown at Victoria by officers
Perdue and Palmer on Thursday
evening, the trip proving both interesting and instructive.
A. N. Shaw,, a Manitoba capitalist,, has purchased the Scorpion, »
claim close to the Republic group
*nd near Slocan City, for $2,000.
Some 20 feet of a tunnel have heen
drfven on the ledge, which gives
$10 in gold and 85 ounces silver;
Shaw will make a mine of it.
The work of enlarging the buildings, putting in new afnd improved
machinery and developing the
mine to secure an increasing output goes on steadily at the Silver
King group Preparations are
complete for the reception of the
electric lighting apparatus which
is daily expected to arrive.
A well known Chilliwacker
states, that, in some portions of
that district, there are hundreds of
tons of mangolds rotting in the
fields, as the result of the recent
cold snap, which came on before
this crop had been- harvested. The
stench arising from all this decaying vegetable mutter rivals tne
celebrated odor of defunct salmon.
The Globe's Ottawa correspondent quotes Sir Henry Strong as declaring that he would not regard
the dual position of Clitef Justice of
Canada and member of the Judicial
Committee ol the Privy Council as
inconsistent. Sir Henry declined,
however, to say i»iiyfhing...more, as
he thought too wineh already had
heen said of inittfers, which were
not understood.
Attention is again directed to
lhe neighborhood of Ruck ford,
many of the old mineral claims
having been relocated and others
staked out. Among the recent
discoveries are two distinct ledges,-
each about twelve feet in width
and showing galena freely. Rock-
ford is on the road between Kamloops and Spence's Bridge, about
thirty miles to the south of the
former place.
Mr. David Geddes, long and
favorably known in Vancouver and
who has heen a resident since
the completion of the C. P. R. from
Port Moody to Vancouver, died at
St. Paul's hospital, Vancouver, oh
Tuesday. Deceased, who was only
about 38 years of age, was a native
of Brtissel", Ont., where his family
still reside. The funeral services
will be conducted under the auspices of the I.O.O.F., of which he
was a member.
The Municipal League of Vancouver are holding meetings and
arranging for ward meetings heing
held. NeW names are heing handed in daily. Mr. VV. Vermilyea
was appointed secretary} The interest in the approaching municipal elections is on the increase, and
although no definite announcements have been made by uny intending candidates, there is evidence that there will be any
amount of material to choose from.
The 8nbbath observance question
wilt tie imported into tne fight by
the league.
Mr. Tarte protests in his paper,
Le Cultivaleur, against lhe reference made to him by Rev. Mr.
Corbett, of St. Columbian's church,
Cornwall, stating that Mr. Corhett's
statements constitute a political
harangue, which, he said, should
not have been made in a church—
at a place where people go to pray
and not to discuss politics. "If Mr.
Corbett," says Mr. Tarte, "is anxious for a full and entire discussion of the political side of the
school qtfestlon, thorp is a fine hull
in Cornwall, where I am prepared
to place myself at his disposal at
any day. He . has not been in
Manitoba whilg I have just returned
from there."
Canadian News.
Charles Holmes, a farmer of
Whitewoud, Assiniboia, has lost
bis residence, granary and contents
by fire.
McDonald arid Welsh the two
convicts who escaped from Kingston Penitentiary last week, are
still at large.
The C. P. R. traffic returns for
the week ending Dec. 7 were $381,
000; for the same week lost year
$452,000.
At the Brantford assizes James
Carpenter has been foUnd guilty of
wife murder, after the jury had
been out four hours.
Messrs. Torrence, Reuiird arid
Thom, Montreal steamship men,
had a long interview with Hon. Mr
Laurier on fast Atlantic steamship
matters.
C. J. Mickle, the provincial
secretary chosen to succeed Hon.
J.D. Cameron in the provincial
cabinet, was elected by acclamation
for the Birtle constituency.
Hon. Mr. Borden, Minister of
Militia haB ordered a formal enquiry into the dispute between Col.
Hamilton, of the Queen's Own, and
his subordinate officers.
Margeret McKenzie, housekeeper for Jonathan Matheson..of
Dundee, P. E. I., died on Thursday
from injuries inflicted on her on
Saturday last by Archibald Mc-
Gowa-n; a lunatic, who is now in
the hospital:
Commissioner Larke reports lo
the tru-de department that Ih6
Huddart line cannot carry all the
goods offered, and says that if the
trade is to be retained an additional sailing vessel must go from
Montreal or Halifax.
It is announced that Sir Richard
Cartwright will visit Washington
at an early date. The object of his
trip is to sound the Republican
leaders as to the possibility of an
early commencement of negotiation
for reciprocity between Canada and
the United States after the McKin
ley administration is installed.
The Quebec Provincial budget,
brought down last keek, appropriates 450,000 acres of the public
lands to serve as a source of revenue
for public schools of the province.
Until the proceeds from these lands
amount to $50,000 annually, tbe
required sum will be added from
the general finances of the province.
Free text books in all the public
schools is also announced, These
steps on the part of the Quebec
Government are the result of the
recent disclosures in the press of
the proportion of illiteracy throughout the province, and the general
shortcomings- of the educational
system in vogue.
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advertising medium in the district.
flow is the time to subscribe for
tne Mail- the people's journal.
South Africa's Affliction.
Rinderpest, apparently the worst
of all diseases that a-ffectcattle, bids
fair to practically desolate the southern part of Africa. In that region
the people are almost entirely dependent upon their herds for the
means of living; they furnish the
main supply of food and the means
of transportation, while among
many of the native tribes they take
the place of money as a medium of
exchange. The source of the epidemic seems to have heen the
Uganda country, where the disease
broke out some two years ago,
spreading rapidly southward.
Nothing could have stayed its progress except the prompt slaughter
of infected herds, and that remedy
could not he employeu among the
wild tribes. It was at one time
hoped that the plague would not
cross the Zambesi river, but the
antelopes are credited with having
helped its spread. Now it is expected to sweep the whole of the
cattle right down to the Capt P. R.
Thompson, a member of the Cape
Colony legislature, who was a member of the commission appointed to
inquire into the plague situation,
gives it as his opinion thut the total destruction of the cattle thus
threatened will revolutionize the
industry in South Africa so far as
the whites are concerned. Stock-
raising will be abandoned, and
even small farmers will have to
leave the country and seek a livelihood in the cities and towns' The
native tribes everywhere blame the
white people, and for a long time
insurrection in the protectorates
will he frequent, and these struggled
will result in great bloodshed and
will cause bilterness for years. The
tribes of those regions in Which
cattle are used for food will suffer
from famine, which will ali«*ost
wipe out such tribes as the-Mata-
beles, who have almost' abandoned
agriculture for.thtf'time.— Times;
— ll»	
Bold Train Robbery.
St. Louis, Dec. 10,—The Iron Mount-
taitt fust express train outgninr*, was
hel'l up one mile from the Union station; within the city limits, lust niirbt
at. 8,3(1 liy six uiuskcl men, Tlie iloor
ol tbe express cur was blown off with
ilyiniuiite, but no pliimier   wus sei-ured.
One of the men Btooil in tbe centre of
(he track ami waved u t-eil lantern;
slftllllylng tlmt ilmiger wiih uheiul. Tbe
engineer stopped tbe train and no sooner
bail lie Hone so than two masked men
jumped li|ion tbe engine cab and presenting t le.lr revolvers, told him to bold
the engine still on pain of death. Two
other robbers nmile lor tbe express car,
while the remaining two stood guard
outside. In less than fifteen minutes
the whole thing was over and Ui" conductor hastened to the neatest telephone
tnd notified the police.-
Ije NeW Vaijcoii Ver
(?*OAL MINING f
ND JAND GO.
.Limited.
The New Vancouver Coal
Company mine at their
Collieries at and near
Nanaimo the following
Coal8: NANAIMO COAL.
<^    : __       SOUTHFIELD COAL,
NEW WELLINGTON COAL,
PROTECTION ISLAND COAL.
The above are supplied in
the followfng Grades, viz: Double Screened, Screened,
Ran of the Mine,
Washed Nats and
Washed Screenings.
SAMUEL M. ROBINS,
Superintendent
A Journal for the Peopk
Prompt Delivery at the Company's
Wharves at Nanaimo and rrutec*
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People who Appreciate *
POE DRUGS
Have their prescript ion t< dispensed at
PIMBURY'S DRUG STORE.
Their Prices are Right. Telephone 3.
IMO MEAT MARKET.
D. H. BECKLEY & CO.
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
VICTORIA ORESCENT,
Telephone 7-9. Nanaimo, C. C.
Meats delivered free of charge to all
parts of the nity.
OfUre Tel. 30.   P. O. Ilox 16.   Ui-sldence Tol. 101.
M. J. HILBERT & SON
Funeral Directors
*± Embalmers.
Graduates of tho Oriental, lho Eureka,
the Now York and Clark's
School* of Embalming,
1, 3 and 5 Bastion St., Nanaimo
(Commercial Hotel,
Corner Commercial and Bastion Sts.
I'hls long-oStabllshc* Hotel is comfortably
fitted up with superior accommodations for travelers and others.
T, O'CONNICL, Prop.
Union Steamship Co.
Of British Colombia, Limited
Head Office and Wharf—Vancouver
NORTHERN*  SETTLEMENTS
SS. Comox flails from Cn's wharf every
Tuesday at. 9 a. m. for Buwen Island,
Howe 'sound, Sei-helt. Jervis Inlet,
Froei-k,Texada Island. Lund, Herrtnndo
Island, Cortez Isliiml, Read Islam! Valdez Island, Shoal Bay, Phillip Arm,
Frederii: Arm, Thurlow Island, Loughborough Inlet, Salmon River, Port Neville, and sails every Friday at 11 a. m.
for way ports and Shoal Bay calling at
Bute Inlet every six weeks.
MOODYVILLE   AND  NORTH   VANCOUVER FERRY.
Leaves Moodvville—8, 9:15, 10:45, 12
noon 2:4 and S:45p, in.
Li aves Vani-i ui ver-8:35, 10, 11:20,
1:15, p.m, 3:15, 5:15, und 0:20.
Calling at North Vancouver each
wav, excepting the noon trip.
Tugs and scows always available for
towing and freighting business. Large
storage accommodation on Co's wharf,
//. //   DARLING, Manager.
Telephone 94 P. O. Hoi 771
Always In htock-
GROCERIES,*
MINERS' CAPS,
UNDERWEAR,
LAMPS, Etc. etc.
TAXIDERMIST DEPARTMENT ,
Bums and Animals set up in a thorough workmanship manner.
On Hand—Four fine Deers' Heads,
which will be sold for price of setting
them up.   Also a fine case of Birds.
!E«iil MCNIIE NEEDLES OF UL KINDS.
d. s. Mcdonald.
69 Haliburton Street, Nanaimo.
Northwest Industrial Schools.
The Dominion government have decided to appoint a conluilasion, to Inquire Into the condition nnd working of
the' Industrial schools in Manitoba, the
North West und lbilisb Columbia. It
is considered that, for the large amount
of moiieV expended on the schools an
adequate return is not received. Hon
Messrs Tniieund Sifton will be appointed a committee of the cabinet to prepare
the mode of inquiry.
Advertise in' the Mail, the people's
journal,
Arrival and Departure of Mails
NANAIMO POSTOFFICE.
E. & N. RAILWAY.       CLOSE. DUE.
Dally ex. Bun.
Wellington, Northfield  and a.m.  a.m.
East Wellington 11.26  8.50
Victoria.Southern States and
places along line of E. & N. Dally ex.Sun,
Railway.      8.20 11.60
BY STEAMER.
VANCOUVER    ROUTE.
British and foreign, Eastern
Provinces, Eastern States, Dally ex.Sun.
Vancouverand other places p.m.   p.m.
on Mainland of B.C    6.30 5.00
COMOX   ROUTE.
Comox, Union, Union Bay,
Sandwock,Courtenay,Gran-Tue-i.   Fri.
tliam, Qualicum, Hornby p.m.   p.m.
Island and Denman Island   8.20  3.00
VICTORIA  ROOTS.
Salt Spring Island, Burgoyne
Buy, Fulford Harbor,North
Salt. Springlsland and Gab-
riola Island   	
BY  STAGE.
Allierni, Parksville, French
Creek and Errington   	
Nanoose Bay	
Departure Bay, daily ex. Sun
Cedar (South), Saturday    ..
Fri.    Tues
P.M.
8 20
Tues.
Fri.
P.M.
12.30
Fri.
12 30
P. M.
12 46
2.00
P.M.
3.30
Mon.
Thur.
P M.
6.00
Thur.
6.00
A. U.
10.30
11 00
J. H. PLEACE,
-GKNERAL-
A Full Assortment at the Lowest Market Rates
JOB  WORK
Promptly Attended to.
All kinda of
Tin and Sheet-Iron Work.
Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo.
SCOTCH BAKERY,
VICTORIA CRESCENT.
Bread-
Cakes,
Pastry,
etc.
AU Materials used in connection with the above
guaranteed to be first-
class.
WILSON & MATTHEWS,
Proprietors.
General Steamship Agency
Parties going to the Old Country
or sending for friends will
SAVE  MONEY
By purchasing Tickets from
W. B. DENNISON,
General Agent.
HUGHES
mnoM
t'-'m'm-roi a8U;aet.
CLEAN.....
Independent
outspoken
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•7TK/»1KI<-.M?ii'«i,->VIISa<r Po^t and uphold him on another, j torney-General, was conspicuous I _ D|„-A   *-    /■*,«+.
wciRa.natmoiiDaui'Be.orewe%lose this artiole we*jy hi8 absence, strange *> it The Place to i*et
POHI.I-iHE'l BVKIIY
TUESDAY   AND  KRIHUAY
MAIL FUllUSKlMJ  Coyi'ASY
Ed. V. UaAtHJHiw, Editor «.ud .Manu-ii-r.
Victoria Crescent, Nwiiiini.i. li. c.
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I would like to say a wnrd to a cer-[may  appear,   in this very  im-
[ taffi class of newspaper readers whu portaut case the Crown whs not
are ever  ready  to stop  taking a j re„rege--.te'd.    Mr. Clias. Wilson
wns   there   on    beluilf   of   the
Miner.,-'  Union of this city, unJ
SUU:
-Out* vi
i-Kil'T.-ox  RATES.
paper because a journal happens ti
differ with them on a public quos-
■ tion. Some people art* so prejudic-
'ed and intolerant that they cannot
i.eo | for a moment entertain charity towards those who hold opinions differing from theirs. This pernicious
TUESDAY- - DKCKMISKK 15, L896. 'practice has a bad effect on a cer-
  i tain class of news
By raftll-
" ma in-.in ii.*. .
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Delivered l,v v.iinei' —
ao<
.■25 ,
 6o;
, lier nniiiUi
Mr. Helmcken for the New Vancouver Goal pompany. It has
often been stated that the present Cavern meat were under the
control of tlie punsinuir coin-
. i  ... i. When | hi nation, and if there  was  any
Wheat, Corn, Chop, Oats, Bran, Seconds, Potatoes,
Onions, Flour, Hulled  Oats,  Oatmeal.  Farina,
Buckwheat Flour, Uice Flour, iioiuiny, also a
Full Line of Choice Groceries, is at
lUuiNuUiid} tils BBttiipu-ail ucl mtHHfr
Odii)   .  ti,  i   •"'• ,   "I >  U     '•
it-ii, .    iv.   . .;■ m ••;       •    1,| ■
^sssgBB^f''
Rev. McRae and
the "Mail.'
The  purpose  of   this  article  is
to make our position   in regard  to
Mr. McRae a little more   distinct.
The fact that we have always been
a supporter of Mr. McRae since he ,.. ,
! 11 he it,
commenced his investigation of the
■conduct of certain policemen ought
to have been a guarantee to our
leaders and friends of the reverend
gentleman that when we gave our
opinion of Mr. McRae's communication we did so conscientiously
and   without   malice.     It   f-eenis,
however,   that    we   presumed too,
•   .     . . . ••     •       *l mentn
much, fur since  the  publication of'
Friday's issue we   have  been   vfo-
i a journalist sees that honesty dues
I not pay in the editorial discussion
of publio questions, mis of two
things happen. He will either go
' out of the business altogether or else
! become a low, roan-pleasing, servile
, tool of public opinion, lie will not
dare to take Bides squarely on the
blame
tends
I ii I ure
lil
me ii t
in pursue
ihnt   he
, and n   iie   I   -
:e ci ir.-e in the
is   (.1,11,1*  mi llie
[ ,.i il,ii,l.-
questions of the day, knowing that
ie must h
so prefers to pander
se subsribers
and grovel in
the dirt in order that he may be
permitted to stay in the business.
Do the people of Nannirc/o want
this to happen here? If so, then j
our    paperi
lingering doubt in   the mind of
the most, credulous, lho action of
lhe Government   in   this case present occasion instead or tmn
should forever   remove   it.    No- «ng   that their conduct was sii.gu
Government can hope io retain!1-*.   ('«•   he  ^^^ ,iu" '"''
the couiiiicnco of llie poople so
long   as even  one  member   of
such U known to bo   the   paid
representative of graspiug mono-
iliir orti.-i-rs nf the K.
iv .ii. '*. t-tt-itiiiur  Juan
polists'.
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Editorial Notes.
The editor of the "Pathfinder" is
  inclined to aive the Mail credit for
commence   stopping   your   ptipot - ,    ,
,,    "..       ,. „-,., i doing -nnie intense   thinking,  and
every time the editor disagrees with n ''    .
-      ,             t ,i     ,„.   ,•,:„„. out of that thought has evolved the
' you   and   one   of  the  tw 'i -
1-inty oharged with making a oom-
-.plete change of front; with being
traitors to the cause, and, worst of
.all, with being in league with the
Free Press to injure tiie reputation
of an honest man.
We differed with Mr. McRae on
two points; viz, as to whether he
liad a right to the half fare, and in
the way lie   presented   his  bill  of
lil.L'S
led   above will surely happen.
We
people
should happen that we ca
! conscientiously wiih public questions without losing our readers,
we will go out of the business while I
| we have manhood enough left to do      The local   daily   sheet   did  the
so    and  not sink to the'level of a  grand last Saturday evening under
! party niacin ne with no other higher | the caption of "Where is the money
, or better object in view than simply
to "please" men.
platform of the  British  Columbia
Liberal   party.    We   are   not   the
. . ,   ■    ,,„  parents of this child, although  we
lave   not lost faith in the ,,   ,      -     -.      ti
,     ,.       . .   ,    , •, -,   have stood godfather lor  it.     lhe
of   this  city yot, but if it.; h
■   ■ .   .  name of  the gentleman  who for-
nnot deal ; .',... -i
niulated lt is plainly given in  the
article referred to.
going to solicit the facts and publish theui it will save us from
having to assume so much in order
to get explanations nti such matters. 1 am glad to mi-, that Mr.
A. II. Johnston's statement to the
Freo Press" is verv reasonable. •'■ s
a man of business, he cannot be
expected to wait for a meeting to
he culled, and when he could not
promise to be there, o\ suppo-ed
that he might not be able to, he
wrote out his report and supplied
the secretary with the same. Yesterday, however, both Mr. Johnston
ii Hie
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ri
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ii eel't-lii
lie iiul.li
t il-i in
lu'llt-vi-
cpei*de ■
loiijz the
i.ie ■iiir-
B   -Ii nl ilie "In ■
i ni.... in a i'i"it .il, me same lime, i-h
»  .is   ride « Mi.-s M.i ilanalil and li
■i-' ■■.     :    v ii..' Chtirmer uir V inej
ev Here .11
ies   IVHtt'll
»h ol everyday me.
rs retei-feil to, tn-siiles
ise
it.li
< l!
•i-lll.
.claims.
In regard to tho first,  the  stand Xhe Coal Mines
we take is that Mr. McRae was and I liC'T'llation  Act.
is entitled to every cent of actual!  '."	
cash outlay from the time he left | The question of the eonstitu-
Los Angeles till his return, by -hejtionality of Ibe amendment to
most direct   route.    Of  this   there
can be no doubt, and if Mr. McRae
can prove ihat his actual cash expenses amounted to $173.50, the
Mail will strongly favor ids receiving this sum.
As to the amount of difference in
the fare which Mr.   McRae claims I writing
the Goal Mines Regulation Act,
1800, prohibiting Chinese from
working in any coal mine in
British Columbia, lias at last
been submittted to thc Supreme
Court for a decision.' At this
of   the
the   decision
as his; all we can say is that the I learned judge, has notbeen ren-
■question, to our mind, is debate-1 dered. This is not the point we
able, and that there is room for ! have in mind.butthefact that the
honest difference of opinion. Mr. t Hon. C. E. Pooley, Q. C, M. P. P.,
McRae may be right, and it is just Cabinet Minister and President
possible that his claims would be Lf the Executive Council, of Brit-
these   arrangements   and   presup
poses an awkward feeling  amongst
the commissioners
donated to pay the Rev. D. A. McRae's expenses."   It sets   out   by
saying, "It has been an open secret
for some time that a subscription
was taken several weeks ago to pay
Mr. McRae's expenses," and in the
next paragraph says, "It has been
variously stated that the collections
made,   ranged from $'"0   to $200."
That a subscription   ranging  from
$60 to $200 could   be collected in
this   city,   and   remain   a  secret,
ither open or sealed, would indeed ! serious   decision   with   very   little
data.     I  do  not wish to intensify
the feelings of th
aud
and Mr. Simpson  being at  home,
and having to leave this   morning,
Mr. Davison, who was at his  work
and could   not   leave   it   without
having   to  pay someone to lill his
place, was informed at  11   o'clock
in   tbe   morning   of a meeting at
3 o'clock, tiie same allernoon.     To
say  the   least,  there is something
verv   clumsy   and   peculiar about ; only i-2|,er.lay   mid  as Mr. tiidlimay
vi.iv   v.ii.1111 j i had f80 per mouth, he thought lie was
i.i rpici ; nl i!.' house ui Capl Bnllei.
nil ri.lll-S in -eve .ill:, uiveil II11 111 ber .of
iiiil'Konal triiiliits w hn ivere t.hei'c to lytt-
iiesn Lhe I-H-.i-nny h, Rev. \V. b. (.'lay,
which made man and, Mr. .1. M. Ureen-
Bhielils, i'iiii-1 engineer of the Joiin, und
Miss Kiln Min-ilnn-il.!, ilaughuir of Mis
und Mis. Ceo Miii-ilnniihl oi Ooinns,
Minn Mui'iloinilil, sisier nf lhe lui le, i
wus hiiilesniuiil, unit Cup! Whileley sup-1
ported llie-.'nnil!!. Mr. (irecm-liU'lds tins i
had i-liup-e of lhe .loan's ongilte rnniii I
fnr several years. They will make tlieir I
home in Naiiiiiinii.
At the residence of the bride's parents,)
Springfield ave ne, Victoria West,Mr. ]
John L. Grimison, the purser nf the I
steunier Joan, and Mi.-,s Josephine Mae- j
ilnnald, were united 111 nuirriago hy Rev.
S. Cleaver. They will also live in Nanaimo.
School  Hoard.
The board of School Trustees held their
regular mouthy meeting on Saurda*
evening.
Mr. A, Morgan wrole complaining
that Mr. Galloway, for whom he had
acted as substitute, wanted to pay him
WE     .
LEAD in
jvnei
is
American, French .and Canadian Makes.
Child's Waist, at 35 cents, nny si-/e.
Misses' Corset, at 6f) cents, any size.
Stevenson it Co., Black Corset, al $1—a leader.
D. ci A., in  Click   and   Gray, $l.-2o, $1.50,  $2.25—special
value.
P. & N. C, $1 25, $1.50, $2.00—Gray und Black.
Get your Guesses in*on the
Pumpkin. We have added
three Special Prizes to the
nearest to the Winners of
the Steel Range.    .    .    .
STEVENSON & CO.
GREAT CASH DRY GOODS AND
MEN'S FURNISHINGS HOUSE*   -
Commercial St., Nanaimo, B. C.
entitled tn mure.
Considerable discussion anise over the
matter, some of the members thinking I
that simply be-I the amount sufficient, and others that
speaks the impossibility of having matter lay bet woen the. l-iiesmter,,, I
han-ls of the Chairman and Secretary.
A letter wus read from  the uruhilect |
giving ai-ertilieiil.e of   be work  ' '
an unprejudiced decision on matters brought to their notice, and
since their decision has been given
and if the written reports of the
same has to be taken, ascontaining
the   data   upon   which they form
- and
be a  phenomenon  worthy  of   recording.    Personally we know   nothing   about    the   collection
heing   a   subscriber—bey
general report at the time
sustained in a court of   law.    But
because we do not see this   matter
in the same light   as our reverend
Iriend it must not be assumed that
•we denounce  him as   a   dishonest
-man, or join with his enemicsin an
attempt to injure his   standing in
this community.    On tho contrary j legal fraternity in  a matte
■we uphold him in everv  action  he | this kind, but to a  layman
ish Columbia, appeared in Courl
representing a corporation as
against the Province. We are
not fully conversant with all tbo
phases of legal etiquette or the
code of  ethics governing   tbo
of
Mr.
—not
nd thc
that a
fund was heing contributed to for
the purpose of defraying tho leial
expense in connection with the Investigation against the offending
police offloera. Bat the statement,
that the parties who subscribed to
such a fund should, apply to the
editor of the Free Tress to find out
what was done with the  money,  is
slatiiiL' that his work in reference to the
construction wus complete,
Several nr.connis were passed for  payment and  Ihe Secretary   InstruetDil   tnl'
! apply  lo lhe Council  for a credit    of j
j Ifl,084.25, on general account, and s 2.» ),:;0
their conclusion, we have a straight,  ,,„ emistruction account.
A discussion arose   on   the payment  '
of teachers salaries and  it wus   under-1
Btnod thai the Cnuniiil   would   pay   the
public concern-1 salaries for Oi-tnlierlu a few davB.
1 |    Christmas   examinations   will   take
"      place   us   follows:     North  and   South
Ward sclionlB on Wednesday Dec, lfith
(iomprrow). Centra! school, Thu*s-
lay and High Bchool on Friday.
*D0NT DELAY,
CRDEBlSfl VOUR BltlTER SUIT ANY LODGER.
You will need it for the Xmas Holidays.
MORGAN the Tailor has just what you.
want ior a Good Warm Suit in	
W
s
its
English, Irish and Sr
ing   the   two   police  officers,
might, if I wisned, put many i-ues-
Jias taken in this investigation. We Fooley's action seems highly itn-
do not believe  that   either   he   or! proper.    What would bo thought
Mayor Davison did anything   un* hf a member  of the   Dominion
gentlemanly or unbecoming when Government appeared  in court
they went down  to   Frazer   street ftS the couusei f01. a corporation
a-nd saw with their own eyes   the L -e        lnat lhe   constitu.
way our policemen were spending!,.      ...      ,.    ,.      .  .        ,,,,,i„
, *    .   v   _   , "        ■B tionality of a Dominion statute,
their time.   In fact we   congratu-'
tions that seem to nie to ho hard to
answer, in the face of such a decision In ing arrived at. But, as
these gentlemen are tlm j id^es,
their conclusion must be Uikbh as
final. There is, however,one point
ill the Mayor Diivisoii report, a
plain fact never disputed, but con*
tinned by tho whole of ihe witnesses,
of very great imp rtilllee, whieh, if
not a reason for the dism ssai 'f
the policemen, was certainly  Miiii-
,      ,       , . cieiu   on   which- to   base reproof,
too screamingly absurd to pin-s un-   ^ ^  on,y    ^   „„. |lh.en,e „,
noticed. \\ hat bond of sympathy i &ny Uuuut! \]n{ ,|,e m,,ui,i perform-
can tliere possibly be between ance oi'the best of police service
parties who voluntarily subscribed So that when nur policemen attend
the case to a full! to their du.ies at these disreputable
houses they are at perfect hocriy to
with them, and
places   suthci-
beliltlc, and villify everyone in ■ ently bad to need (as Mr. Simpson
favor of a fair hearing. Is it con ;savs) the'greater supervision of the
ceivable that subscriber to the policemen. This, with other things
. , , t might have been noticed and enr-
fund would    apply   to   such    H*™*?bh with advantage.   The whole
Soots.. Tweeds
and Heavy Serges.    .,*,,..,,
ftf/rw' ? is THE PRICE.
In Make and Fib I guarantee to please you.
&&o
l^^J
Any present subscriber to the
M ail can have the Weekly (.'lob.
from raw to the end of lS'.JT for
t>5 ce tits.
Room lo Let.
/ lOMF')!:r.\!,i.Y furnished linnin, in
" private liAme, In lei, with lire.
Rales moderate. Por |jarliiaihira apply
ui lhe Mail uttlce.
TI
!K TAILOR,
IrlUlll filli
Commercial Street.
money  to push
*•»«   impartial   hearing,   and    t;li(0 pHvate person.
editor who used llis rag to obstruct,  ]e.u.e i\jC,m \n these
au
to    such     a
source       for       information       in
rected
matte
Wit
is
ended  and one thing is
.,,,,. ,       .     especially if   such   corporation,
late them for doing so much on be-.    * * .    ..   . ,,,   v     preference  to  those
half of the city.   It  only  goes to WttS pecuniarily interested i    let •■ W|)i! pa-d    \\'e take the lib- before anyone else comes out and
prove the sincerity   of   these   two| ---is ia precisely what Mr. Pooley j wty of using a B)jing |)nrtt8e «l00|ta<es the risk of reporting any such
to  whom the1 certain, that it will be a long   time
pine else
risk of re]
matter*!,  for   tbe  plain cnuclusion
srty of using a slang p
gentlemen when they would go out jbas done on the question of the thjn;»   The object of the local sheet i ^^   fae   ma(je,   if   wh!U mel, see
•of their way and   make   personal Coal Mines Itogulation   Act.    Iths  apparent;   Messrs.   Booth and cannot oe proven in these places,
sacriliee   in   order to bring   out a lis a  well-known   fact  that  Mr.
If You Are
In Need
OF
GnolcE Ghocbriks
Seasonable Dky Goods
Fashionadi.e and
DukabijK Footwear
nml nil iin- popular
Patent Mkdicines
ut present on llu- iniiikct, at
Prices That Will Defy
Competition
CAM. ON..   	
MRS. M. A. ROWE
strong case, Pooley is legal adviser
Again, we  believe   Mr.   McRae Duns amir  combination
for  the
,  secre-
would rather have conducted this
case at a direct financial loss than
be guilty'of fraud or deceit. We
give him credit for sincerity and
downright honesty when he put in
his claim for full faro. To him i
there could not have been a shadow
of doubt as to bis rights in this
matter. But what may appear
right to one man is wrong to another, and, as we have said before,
we do nnt see it in the same light
as Mr. Mcllae does.
To take up the second point, that
Mr. Mcllae put his claim in in an
irregular way. We know enough
■of the inside of this case to make it
easy for us to understand why this
was done, but, nevertheless, we
think it would have been wiser for
him to have held hack his claims
until he knew ejeactly what it was
Aitken   made  themselves too con-1 and if because they  say  they  saw
spicuously busy in the late  police'such   things  they  have  to be the , EXCelsior Market
investigation  to meet with the Rp-1butts  of   ridicule, as certain men I COR. HALIBURTOt) an-t KEEDHAH STKEtTS
HAVE   VC)l It
Shirts, Collars and Cuffs
,
DONE   13Y   THE-
i ioneer Steam Laundry
^^ l By so doing you will PATRONIZE WHITE LABOR
•fl-®^ Ami help to GET BID OF THE CHINESE!
Dye Works in connection *.*.,
Pt O. Box OB. O. M. STEWART, Proprietor.
j
.    ,      ,. , un**- neen, and ii in-spite of every j
taryand legal representative of prpval of the editor, consequently e-ffoft  tiie're is nothing pn.ven, it j oadBdeitvcred rrce u. nt.y ^rt oi the city.
Railway  Co.,  and--|mu'"t receive a sprinkling from the ffjj* *,e j()11J, before anyone suooeedf,
mills the sume
the E. & N.
we bilieve, liohls tlie Baiue position with the .Union Uo.il Co.
The last-named corporation have
been openly violating the law in
employing Chinese in their coal
mines for the past six years,
without any objection or hin-
driuico on the part of the Government.     A   very    pertinent
apparently inexhaustible perfume-' nnd perfect license is given to these
pot kept in thc editorial sanctum houses to remain and for those who
tor such occasions.
By the Spectator.
like   to   go  when  and where they
please.
Acliititf Joints I
Announce tho presenile of rheumatism
Your local contemporary of the ^^^^JSS^fia;
14th inst. gives a lengthy and full It cannot he cured by IWtmonta or other
explanation for the PoliceOommis* l^^^^.^ulSaK
sinners   complained of  by  me in , 0( rheumatism anil permanently cores
question suggests  itself to  our your last issue.     We take it th»tl«hfaL^~^ -SlS". ^^S'ShiS^I
mind     Does Mr  Poolcy's pres- our  complaint   was   timely   and  the pabis of rheumatism but who^have
euce in the Government account needful, and I would just remark ^^,tTlfffcW32W
that if such explanations were pre-  (,ii the blood ami remove every Impurity
.    . • i   is the secret   of   the womlerfiil cures liy
sented oftener concerning many of g./^^riiui" \
the questionable attitudes taken by
some of our officials instead of that
persistent and independent display
of don't-caroism, very much feeling might be allayed, and misunderstanding removed. However,   your    local    contemporary,
for its apathy in allowing the
law to remain so long a dead
letter ? Mr. Pooley may be
an honorable, high-minded
gentleman but who will be simple
enough to believe that if ho saw-
going to cost hitn, and then present I nothing wrong in appearing in
ed a   properly   itemized   account.! Court against thc rights of  the
Once Ihe Board of Police Commis- poople that he wouhl scruple to'after thinking that my statements
goners assumed responsibility for i uSe his position us a Cabinet j were sufficiently reasonable lode-,
" the investigation Mr. McRae could j Minister to further the interests j mimd explanation, forgot himself j
fficicntly   to retort that what 11
A Big Fire . .
In the stove will not keep
your feot warm while on
the street. You need
shoes suitable for Winter.
If the need is (here it is
a crying one and of tho
nature that needs prompt
attention We huvo prepared for the need in the
most encouraging form.
Our new Crack Proof,
Water Proof LttCO Hni for
men's wear will suit nny
ordinary man. Price,
$3.00, *4.00, $5.00.
City Market
HEMANS & WAMSLEY   j
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
COMMERCIAL STHKKT
P. O. Box 227 Telephone 7-8
BAKUISTEKS.
BAKKKIt * POTTS, IlHrriBter* and Solicitor!.
Comnierot*! utreet.
Y   t. CANE, Barrister mul Solicitor, Room 11,
Jiiliiislou lllui'k.
Cf.
Mc INN USA: McINNES, llarrlater-,' Room 6,
Joliimlon Ulock, Ooniniernlal street,
AIIWOOI) A YOUNU, Biirrl-ter", corner ol
Couiineri'liil ond liwuion "treeia.
BOTANIST.
G.G.& B.I. Westwood
UASTION STREET
Arc HOW iit'Cliiiri'il lo (nl How n Old
Axli-H, by ll«0 ill un Iiii|iniii'ii Mu-
chilli', iniikinn Uicin im iiiind iih new.   -
HORSESHOEING I	
GENERAL BLACKSMITHING *ja. mason, i>™iw   i-:*tr...*iiii-uHi,.*i*i«ti>*.
rn   HARDY, Iiouiilc DriiRKlm, Wlnlleld Cre«-
1.   caut.   'lis lliinly'H I'ilconiinent.
DENTISTS.
CARRIAGE WORK
Done In tiio iniiHt approved matinqr,
Tlieir prlcCH urn rlulit-   Cull and hoc
them.
Clan anil Etli-iradniinlHtcrcil.
Olliee, Odd-Kellow'a Block, Nanaimo.
Highest Honors—World'* I air
•PR;
WJ. cl'ltltV, D. D. 8., Green Block.
.   I'liim work guaranteed.
Kim-
UIIIJliUISTS.
su
have  compelled  the city   to  pay | of   -lis   corporation  employers,
every cent due him. .   |     Am)lhe,.     oulinr   has0 0j-lhi.l supposed concerning the intention
Let not the   readers of the Mail! .   .. „ i   . ,v.Tp,. .„.„-,. {ol   the Free  Press's omission was
n„oTf« an instant that because | ™ ^^^.^^T11 untrue.    Well, we are so well used
we differ with Mr. McRae on these
two points that we differ in
all.
tion, in whose interest it was to
have the law declared unconsti-
wilh our old friend giving an   exuberant    report    of   the   worthy
Whitfield's-Crescent Shoe Store
NOTICE.
ALL FREIGHTS left on tho
Nanaimo Wharf Co.'s Wharf
will be ut owners' risk.
ft. R. JOHNSTON & G0.t Wharfingers.
Shamrock Livery Stables i:S;,5S'S,ir
NANAIMO, B.C.
ALL A BTBABHAKi
tint.   Dn-peiitiliiK
LOST
TEAMSTERS
AMI—»
DBAYMEN
TheMjkii. believes in charity and tutioual, were represented by ft L0ijph9 of hia friends, and keepi.-g A pure Grape Crcnm of T-rt-rPriwdcr. Vte.
toleration, and it is no difficulty i Cabinet Minister, while the peo- jdoathly silent on tnose that are ftom Ammorib, Ahmm .nyotheradultcrar.;
ftn u» to differ «"■»"•"> a -*-an ot> ow \ I)les pai'l rePre8ei-tat"'(3i *He At-^,.1,100*^9 that b# »u»t   not)
MOST   PERFECT  MADE.
s Grape Crcnm of Tartir Powder,
immonla, Alum or any other adul
40 Y«M* the Standi,*
An Kxtn-i-SH Vnu ini'i-ts all
Diamond-, Rubles, ivarla, or nny TfHtnavaii'l >*U>nnt«irfi Dully, Hti
klml ot sioiii'nui lie replaced, uml   q„ jiiim,i |,, ()i*ilpf ul uny limn
11II .li-wi'lrj- iiiiiilu or repnlrcil nl lnw
prloei, by (iiinugiiu
Mannlartiirniir
L. H, BILLS      Jewtlar
COMHEIJCUIj STREET
FIHST-CLASS mfm
AT RI-ABOSAIIIjE UATKa
MCl-OWliLt., ATKINS, WATSON CO., I.liiiUnli.
Medical Hull, iinrncr ..umnuireial auUBai-
tion "truetti.   Telephone l-U-6.
DYE  WORKS.
NAN'IMO   DVE   WORKS       .
uml Rcpairins    14 Mcol alreet
Dyeing, Cleaning
.     stri-et.
C. ciiahlton, Manager.
FISH   MAltKET.
MARSH, Wlinlofule l*«aler In   Flan, end
Uathu, ItuHtltm Street, Nanaimo.	
UEA1.   KPTATK-— INSftl.ANCE.
tjiORKMAN di HARPY. Itftil E»t»t(! Rrekera
"    HiiFtloii street. ____^_
WATCHMAKER,
-Telephone t
i^i^^WSfi* 3XX
|08. M. RBOWN.  WiWJiiTOker,
J   and Cloeas carelullr oleariea
Coraer Churea a»4 Phajwl et<Ml-

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