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No. 44.
NANAIMO, BRITISH  COLUMBIA,  MAY   :st.,   1886,
Vol.i.
WESTWARD HO!
PUBLISHED WEEKLY
Nanaimo  Waterworks
Company (Limited).
A. Worthy _EnterPri.se
Preliminaries Completed.
Stock-Books to   be   Opened on
the 15th of May.
A Foregone Success.
THB  NANAIMO  WATER WORKS COM'
PANY have issued a prospectus in advance of the date fixed by resolution of
the Directors in order to afford an opportunity to intending subscribers to
investigate the condition of the
company's affairs,
In undertaking to introduce water
into the city two objects had to be kept
in view—a constant and ample supply
of wholesome water—and a limitation
of cost to an amount upon which a
reasonable interest could be expected.
At an outlay of $200,000 or more it is
just possible that a larger supply might
have been obtained, but the probable
income to be derived from the sale of
water in Nanaimo would Hot have justified such an expenditure, supposing the
capital could have been raised. By
the system adopted the
COST OF CONSTRUCTION
has been kept within reasonable bounds
and the supply will be sufficient for a
population of 30,000 or 40,000 inhabitants.
GRAVITATION.
As no pumps, engines or machinery
are required the running expenses are
reduced to a minimum. Throughout
Vancouver island the waters of all the
low-lying lakes are known to be full of
decaying vegetable matter, and many
streams and rivers in the vicinity of
Nanaimo, at all events, are either
POLLUTED BY  SEWERAGE
or by decaying fish at certain seasons
of the year. It is worthy of notice that
the Esquimalt Company have adopted
a similar system to the one under
consideration, and the well-known impurity of the Elk Lake water which is
supplied to Victoria, leads us to believe
that experience has taught Water com-
•panies to
AVOID LOW-LYING  LAKES
as sources of supply. An examination
of all the possible sources of supply in
the vicinitv of Nanaimo including Long
Lake, Diver Lake, Brennan's Lake,
the Millstream and Nanaimo River reveals the fact that the latter is the only
water that can approach in purity tie
water of Chase River—and as to cost,
the present scheme of the Nanaimo
Waterworks Company is
THE ONLY FEASABLE ONE,
The Company have already, in cash
expenditure and in the acquisition of
rights and property invested over
$9,000=—they have met with considerable opposition from Mayor Bate, who
went to Victoria expressly to defeat the
Company's bill, and can not expect
and do not ask for any civic assistance,
nevertheless it is believed that sufficii nt
income will be derived from the sale of
water to pay 10 to 15 per cent on the
capital invested after making due allowance for running expenses. The
power's possessed by the company are
not exclusive—any othcr company
may secure Legislative authority and
en,ter into cqiapetition with them, but, perfect study,
1
as Long Lake or Brennan's Lake are
the only remaining sources of supply
left open, and as the bad quality of the
water is conceded, and the great intervening distance and uneven nature of
the country would involve an «xpend-
iture exceeding $150,000 before any
income could be counted upon; it is
not probable that any effort
(unless for election purposes)
will be made to establish a rival scheme
—Certainly for another year no Legislative authority can be obtained. Once
water is introduced and available it
will depend largely on the liberality
of the company and the growth of the
city whether any rival company'can be
organized that would risk the expenditure of so great a sum of money as
would be necessary to successfully compete with the Nanaimo Waterworks
Company,
The plan adopted for raising the
capital is to accept 50 per cent of the
par value of each share allotted, and to
leave the remainder uncalled as collateral security for bonds which it is
proposed to sell and the proceeds of
which together with $15,000 subscribed
will complete the undertaking. A
large amount of stock has already
been bespoken, but no share certificates have been issued excepting to
to the Directors who were obliged by
their charter to qualify for the office
within a year from the date of the passing of the.lr original act.
The desire of the Directors is that a
large number of
small capitalists
should become interested in the Company by purchasing shares rather than
that large blocks of stock should be allotted to two or three worthy applicants.
Notwithstanding the attempts made in
certain quarters to prejudice the company in the eyes of the public, the
Directors are in a position to prove not
only that the water it is intended to
fnrnish the people of Nanaimo is
UNEXCELLED   IN PURITY,
but that the supply will be practically
UNLIMITED.
We quote the Nanaimo Free Press in
support of the Directors and the scheme
itself, and can only add that we agree
with our contemporary.
"The bill is extremely liberal in its
provisions, and if the supply of the city
with water is to be left to a private com-
pany.we are quite confident that a more
liberal scheme will not be inagurated. As
we stated in a previous issue of the Free
Press, the only question is whether the
work should be undertaken as a municipal work, but it is quite certain that
at present the Corporation is not in a
position to do it. We have no hesitation
in saying that the scheme proposed ia a
very liberal one, and should recieve the
indorsation of the citizens generally."
THE TRYING   POSITION OF
MR, GORDON
ON
THE RAILWAY   QUESTION.
In common with many reflecting per-
sons.Mr Gordon is harrassed,in dealing
with the Railway Question,by a desire
not to inflict injury upon our capitalists
who are developing the Province.and yet
to do justice to the people who are being robbed in order that those capitalists may be saved from the rapacity*of
their associates.
Whilst willing to concede the honourable motives by which he is actuat-
ed.we may be permitted to doubt the
the possibility of his successfully maintaining that attitude very long.
If the Dominion Government has to
come to the assistance of a private cit-
izen(and we see no reason why it should
not at times interpose to protect import
ant industries from annlhllatlon)it should
do so in a manner that would commend
Itself to the judgement of those who are
the chief contributors of the assistance
the Government has used its authority
to confer.The best method of releiv-
ing our local capitalists would be to re.
leive them both of the responsiblity 0/
constructing the Railway and of the en
ormous land.grant for the possession of
which the work was undertaken.
The Government would gain
by such a course both Increased revenue and a wider popularity and the public would not feel that to save one man
all are made to suffer.
GLADSTONE.
(From the N, V. Sun.)
I
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS
JOSEPH lh. BROWN.
W iTOHM AKEU.
Nt'ar the dim threshold where death
j lurks in wait
1    To clutch the crown of seasons long
j delayed,
j By weaklings base desertion undismayed,     WATCriES and CLOCKS cleaned
He stands, majestic, by the load of ' " ',
g. . \atid repaired at tery reasonable rates.
Unbowed,undaunted,equal still to Fate.
The Canadian Pacific Railway Company have instructed their British and
Continental agents that on and after the
15th of May passengers can book over
their line from Montreal to the Pacific
coast. A similar notice has been issued
by the Domiuion government to its
agents.
MONTREAL'* MISFORTUNES.
Having recovered from the depressing effects of the small-pox epidemic,
Montreal is now afflicted with the effects
of a spring-flood, but there is something about that city wnich turns every
loss and every misfortune to ultimate
advantage. Nothing seems capable of
arresting her progress. Spring-floods
occur periodically, probably once in
ten years; they are caused by enormous
masses of ice jamming across the Ri-er
St. Lawrence at Isle Rtnde and St.
Helens Island backing the water over
the low-lying districts of Point St.
Charles and Griffintown. The loss on
the present occasion amounts to $1,
700,000, but the city council has resolved to spend $4,000,000 in raising
the level of the flooded district, and extending the revetment wall (a stone wall
six miles long, and about 30ft high that
extends along the river front.) If this is
done it will effect a radical cure of one
of the worst obstacles  to the city's
Though Lord Hartington feels constrained to differ from Mr. Gladstone
politically, he refuses to stand by and
let a Tory ciowd insult his former leader. We would like to see a sprinkling
of Hartingtons in the public life of
Canada. There is no good reason
why political opponents may not be
warm personal friends. Instances of
this are not rare among journalists,—
Toronto World,
"Sink or Swim," is the title of the
cartoon in Punch of the iothinst. Mr.
Gladstone stands on a raft orsomithmg
that looks like one, and seems about to
make a plunge into the angry sea, looking towards the "Hibernia," a craftap-
parently wrecked. The design is a
strong and startling one, that all must
allow, even those who reject the fateful
prophecy which the artist suggests.
The face of the "grand old man" is a
..ui.i.'i^ ,■...:,-■■-' ■'
~t Scotchman! "What'U ye hae?" Frenchman 1
"I vill take a drop of contradiction." Scotchman: "What's that?" Frenchman: "Veil, you
put in the whiskey to make it strong, de water
to make it weak, de lemon lo make it sour,
and de sugar to make it »weet; Ecn you say,
'Here's to you!' and you take it yourtelf."
Next door to James Brown's Tailoring Establishment.
FRONT STREET, NANAIMO.
Nor rank, nor wealth, nor prejudice
arrayed,
Nor hate, nor hope may make his soul
afraid,
Whose fruit of aim is certain, ripe
though late.
When the brave falter and the strong
grow cold,
With hand unshaken by all-palsying
age
He writes the-word of Justice on the
page
Where Wrong for generations hath
been scrolled,
Oh! nation-shaking tongue, ohl voice
Of gold,
And heart that years nor seasons may
make old
II
Land of pure women and heroic men, I Assessment Act and Provincial  Rev'e-
JAMES M. BROWN,
Merchant   Tailor.
Five Doors North of the Post-Oflicc,
FRONT  STREET,   NANAIMO.
WEST OF ENGLAND CLOTHS.TWEEDS AND SERGES
IMPORTED niRP/.'T.
ALWAYS ON  HAND,  FOR   BALE  AND
MADE TO ORDER,
NOTICE-.
Whose sons through age-long darkness
bravely grope
nue Tax Nanaimo District.
Notice is hereby given,  in accord-
To pluck the flower of long too hopeless j ance with the Statutes, that Provincial
hope; ! Revenue Tax and all Taxes levied uii»
Dwellers in lonely huts bv bog find &T$e Assessment Acts are now due
, " j for the year 1886, and payable at   my
_ ,,,  .len' , j office,  Nanaimo;  Assessed   Taxes,  if
Still fierce to drive the robbers from   paid 0n or before June 30th, 1886. are
their den, i collectable at-the following rates,  i. e:
Still aiming straight at your immor-i    H of T Per cent on Real  Property,
tal scope '     S cents per acre on Wild Land.
„,.,.    ,,      , ,       \„ , J"    1-5 of 1 percent, on Personal Prop-
With old and newer foes still staunch j erty.
to cope— Yi of r per cent, on Income."""'^'"
When dawns now near your day of i        If paid after Junft 30th, 1886:
triumph, then j4 of 1 per cent, on  Real Property.
6 cents per acre on Wild Land.
Y\ of 1 per cent, on Personal   Property
Y\ of 1 per cent, on Income.
Marshall Brav.
Assessor and Collector.
When hymns are chanted  and when
thanks are said
To all who loved you in the darker
days—
When the full glory of a people's praise  , . ,
v   11 1.K.L       u i-      •       • 1A     ,! January 26th, 1886.
To light through lingering night and j
tempest led,
Shines like the front of heaven among j ROCK BAY SHIP YARD
the dead, —o	
Weave then the immortal wreath for:     nni w a nilllini rTAti
that whitehead! GRAY & DUMBLETON.
THE TROUBADOUR  OF THE 19th CENTURY., BUILDERS AND  DESIGNERS
Gayly rhe candidate
Seeketh the bar.
When thirsty citiaens
Throng from afar,
Singing, "in search of thee
Hither we come,
Candidate, Candidate,
.   Set up the rum."
HarkI 'tis the candidate
Calls them by name;
Up to the parapet
Swiftly they come,
And still his song's heard
All through the dim—
"Thizz time it's zon me,
Se'mm muppagin!"
4, e e,	
WEALTH ON THE STAGE.
STEAMBOATS,    LAUNCHES   AND
SAILING VESSELS.
 t	
+
I IMPORTERS   OF   MACHINERY   AND   MCCHUNieS'*
TOOLS OF THE LATEST PATTFKNS.
 +	
+
Little Boy (studying his Latin lesson)—
I'a, what docs "mort" mean?
Pa (ex-alderman and builder)—Is that
word in your book?
Littb Hoy—Yes.
Pa—Well, it means "more mortar," but I
didn't enow it was a Latin word.
Mary Anderson is computed to be
worth $500,000, which is said to be
safely invested in real estate, gas stocks
and railway shares, both in England
and America. A small portion of it in
American bonds. She expects to clear
this year $150,000. But onr Mary is
not so rich as her sister professional,
Lotta who, as a rule, lives frugally, and
is eminently business like. She claims
to be, and propably is, the wealthiest
woman on the stage. Her dollars are
estimated as totalling up to considerable
more than a clear million. Most of
the money is held in the name of her
mother, Mrs. Crabtree, who has been
her daughter's business manager ever
since she appeared on the stage. Lotta
has sustained only one serious monetary
loss. A man she was engaged to was
at the bottom of it. She let him have
$20,000 to speculate with. He lost the
whole of it, and Lotta's heart and hand
at the same time.
Agents for the New Improved Coal Oil Boffin*!,
VICTORIA, It. «.'.
Dr. L. T. DAVIS.
Graduate of Queen's University, M,unreal.
PHYSICIAN AND  csURGEON.
NANAIMO, B..C.
Office.—Smith's Bujlding, Cuivnaeri-ial St,
Office hours: 10 a.m. to 12; 2 p.m. to 4 p.ni;
6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
FIRE!
Liverpool and London and Globe
Insurance.
iETNA INSURANCE CO.
OF HARTFORD, CONN.
RISKS ACCEPTED AT CURRENT RATES.
\V. K. l.EIGHTON,
Agent.
Notice
Is hereby given that all accounts due the.
late firm of Kasson & Iloggan ire to be
poi<r to me at my office in Victoria Crescn'..
C. C. McKenzie, for Kasson & Iloggan.
Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo.
December tSth, r88q.
•*«~«  >—- WESTWARD HO !
SATURDAY
present Provincial, administration but 'he jobs are not given out. On the
-| not otherwise. With these secured and I whole, a.severe check has already been
.May ist,j8S6, r ^^ waggon road to Nanaimo, and! given.to investment in every form that
For some time back a quiet canvass frequent communication with Vktoriaj-would make, more worVfor the work-
has been going on in this city, for by steamer, it is probable the settlers oh, ingtnan.-' 1 'pronto -World.
Messrs. Dunsmuir and Raybould. the west coast would be satisfied for a'
Having felt the pulse of the constit-1time: but this Railway dodge is only a
uency a requisition has been put in cir-j cheap and disreputable kind of-bribery
dilation by the faithful asking the *hich it is to be hoped the settlers will
above named gentlemen to allow them-1 appreciateat at its true value andjesent
in a significant manner.
J^MiSB   HARVEY,
T^-
W&lli*
*-4$m&uno ana
Importer of English, Eastern and Am<n>an
A. ?,. JobTmiou.' T. W. Glaholm.
IMMENSE STOCK, PHi'.IE GROCERIES, FRESR PROVISIONS.
ttrl
3<- 4k
e'TO
mr
selves to be put in nomination for the
next House of Assembly
At the outset of a political contest
that is likely to be sharp, short and
fierce,  and we believe critical,  we
, deem it our duty to say that whilst we
DEFEND      US    FROM
FRIENDS.
OUR
Having helped to secure to the greatest monopolists on this continent all that
are emphatically opposed to the re-elc-: *>« worth defending, our contemporary
tion of either of the old representatives, our j now Cries out for the Dominion (lov-
opposition is founded entirely on grounds of j eminent to spend money in erecting de-
public polity, and not upon personal consid- fensive works on the coasts of Eritish
erations. Mr. Dunsmuir is a man of many ; Columbia. The money to be spent in
qualities of heart and mind that wring even I tbis direction together with the subsidy
from his enemies, at times, confessed admir- j Qf $750>000 to the Ruilway. Company,
ation, nevertheless, occupying as he docs the ,.,.,„•. , ,  r
would have built the Railway, and left
position of contractor (through the interposition of a third party) with the Government
of which he is a member, his election to that
position would be most dangerous to the public at large and contrary to a well defined
axiom of the constitution of the Province, and
of all British elective assemblies. It isstaled
that he has threatened to annihilate Nanaimo
if he is defeated. We can scarcely believe
that he would be foolish enough to Indulge in
such impotent swagger, We hold the view
that a railway from Nanaimo lo Victoria was
not needed, that 2,000,000 acres of land exempt from taxation for ever and all foreshore
rights, and the right to mine gold and silver
as well as other minerals together with $750,
000 of a bonus is too great a price for an unnecessary means of communication. We believe that the next Provincial parliament will
have an opportunity of modifying the contract
with thc Island Railway company in such a
manner as to extraei the sting of monopoly
from its provisions without inflicting financial
injury upon the President of the company;
but if the quest ion should arise whether he
shouid be sacrified, or the lights of the people
usurped for ever, we say "Perish Caesar" that
Rome may live.
The Victoria papers announce that Mr.
Croft is to be a candidate for the representation of Cowichan and Mr. Harvey for Comox.
As there remain a few more relatives of Nan-
aimo's representative unprovided with constituencies, we would suggest to the Mainland
and Victoria that they now have a chance to
apply for thc honor of being represented by
one or more of them and would caution them,
"don't all speak at once."
AN
The inability of a railway to earn a
percentage of profit on the capital in- j
vested may arise from several other j
causes than too low rates o-' freight. |
The Gmeltc assumes that the reason j
why the State railways of the Australian |
colonics earn a dividend while the In-
terclonial does not liesTsoleiy in thefactl Importers and Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Grain, Feed,
,   . .,      , Hay .and General Farm Produce,  invite inspection or their
that tne treight and passenger rates on   .    « , . ,,        ,    .    , ,'...,      ,   x • s_,
the Australian roads arc so high as to
be a tax an the people.    Is not rMdif-
1 u'uarfingers & mmmm merchants,
large and carefully selected stock (if the above line of good*'
now on view at their new store, Bastion Street, under the
Foresters' Hall, Nanaimo. Agents for P. C. S. Company'*
ference of earning power, however, due^ line of San Francisco and Portland steamers, P. $". Company'*
rather to the fact that the Intercolonial j East Coast steamers,  B.C. Express Company, and Saamcn
was built for political pn.iposes in ac-; Lime.    In stock, Kurtx/s Cigars.     The trade sup-:
with the above celebrated Cigars at \ ictona prices.     *
cordancc with military exigencies, while
the paying Australian roads were built
for commercial purposes.—Montreal
Witness.
plied
the people with something to defend,
and would have inspired them with sufficient patriotism to defend' it. We
may rest assured that if any nation with
which (we as a portion of the British
Empire) may become involved in war
succeeds in over-powering Her Majesty's North Pacific Squadroivany defences we might have, would riot detet
them, if they considered it worth their
while,from destroying Comox, Nanaimo
or Vesuvius Bay,
The best defenses we-can have are to
THE CELEBRATED EASTERN LIGHT OILi
In stock, the quality of which we guarantee.   Also Fish Oil,1
Shingles (sawn and split), Nails in any size  and quantity.1
Is isria grevious pity that the great Qr<jera 80^cited and goods delivered free of charge to  any
art of the city or vicinity.     We  make a  Specialty in Te*
Senate* of the great and generous Re
public should spend its time bullying a
small neighbour with threats of commercial war because the neighbour, in
accordance with precedent, does not
regard the purchase of bait and ice by
fishermen as commerce, and does .not
wish to give .away saleable privileges
for nothing to a country whose whole
commercial diplomacy is one of huckstering. Canada wants the freedom of
the United States markets for her fish,
,nd Coffee, the latter We roa.st and grind daily.
E PIMBURY & 00.,
. DISPENSING	
Chemists and Druggists
Commercial St., 3STa,n.aim.o, 3. Q.
EFFETE       ELECTION
DODGE.
be found in the hearts of the people, | and would be very glad indeed to grant
and it is only human to' believe that the j £n reasonable privileges in return, and
people of Vancouver Island, north of her fishermen are quite ready to corn-)
Saanich Inlet, would take up arms in pete with American fishermen on equal j     AH possible care is taken to avoid low   priced   drugs   and
defence, of the Island Railway Lands) terms.    The. American fishermen, how-i chemicals, it being of the first  importance   to  th<s   Bick that
reluctantly;thanii'the rstedi'be*' eyei-;Svrfnt'to hiive-e'o>a1 freedomAvith preparations nsetj in  compounding medicinal should be of
iiiil-'i-o keepu* wc^ejuired'official strength.   Phywrians and''others can de«
' ,     ,  ■   . bend upon having their prescriptions faithfully compounded.
If th*V do  not K \   .       ..    P J       .    1 .       , •' .jj.---.jj
j! set of chemical apparatus is kept for the purpose of testing
fear the Free Press would sound it^ j get privileges equivalent to this, Hon-1^   yxwitj of drags..     The largest   assortment Ul   the city of
f,Patent Med.icin.es,  Perfumery, Sponges,
Uair Brushes,Oombs, TootnJ3rusn.es
in
longed to   themselves.     The  days of.• Ca.nudians in our'wati
chiefs and vassals has gone by and we ] 0ut of their markets.
pibroch   long  and loud before   there i ourable ■"Senatorsdnack them in ' threat
would be a very enthusiastic  rush to ! ening to boycott our whole country
arms on the part of a people who have; not to rectify matters by  force
nothing to lose, and less to fear from1
a foreign foe, than they have already
suffered at the hands of that domestic
free-booter which exists in our midst
under the cognomen of "The Government".
Exchanges.
BETTER GO SLOW.
—T
It does appear as if the strike busi-
The
present administration of the United
States has happily no share in the
Senate's ofl'ensiveness, nor has the majority of the House of Representatives
which seems, to be well disposed towards
cordial trade relations. The-vote of
the Senate refusing-to cairy out Secretary Bayard's proposal of a fishery son* I
ference mayor may not be meant as)
an expression of support .to. Senators;
Erye and Morgan in their bellicose:
threats, but it certainly bodes ill for the
Toilet SSo&ps, Pure Drugs,
In fact all articles usually found in first-class drug stores
A     L-iVRGKE STOCK     OF
[BOOKS    AND STATIONERY
j                   ALWAY13 OIX muXX*.
I  |   I   l|    pll I PI tejfjsel    ir r T| — I  '   T    0   !■   ■ I  llf ■ ._^^-^n— .i.e.
<e»*
It is stated that a corps of Engineers J ness were being run int0 the &o^-
is engaged laying out a townsite at in the United States, this is, for here1 Morrison Tariff bilL—Montreal Mtncss,
NANAIMO
8 AGENCY
Alberni, and pretending to make railway surveys. We desire simply to
point out that on the eve of a general
we have not had very much of it as yet*
Over there the year opened with truly
The     Montreal     Gazette     quotes!
the     circular      issued     May      16,
Estaolisned 1&7Z5.
magnificent  prospects for the spring, i by Mr Boutwell) then Secretary!
ELLERS AND STATIONERS
election such an incursion of engineers1; also for a summer's continuance of big of the ij. s. Treasury, giving warning I
into Alberni should be regarded with | b"siness and lots of work todo,    Since to collectors of customs that the treaty |  V   Tj1 _|l Cf^v^l^ nf frnnfta 1TI Alir TilTIP
suspicion.   This trick of surveying rail- j then many strikes, some of them great of 1854 had expired, and that the older 2% -T Ull IO tUt/H Ul V* UUU» 111 U Ul XJ11H?
way routes through everybody's farm
on the eve of an election is played out.
Alberni stands very much more in need
treaty--that of i8i8--had come into;
force again. He. quotes the words of
the old treaty, stating first what American fishermen might still do in British
many strikes, some ol them great
ones, have supervened, and  prospects
have changed most materially.    As an
American contemporary puts it, every-
of connection with Nanaimo than Nan- j thing is ready for the forward movement I Waters,  and what they might not do.
aimo does of connection with Victoria of the spring trade except the labour I Here are the closing  or prohibitory
(by rail,) nevertheless there will not be market.    This is, however, an'import- < words;
1 .■ ,     r ,,      nnt  rvrenlion       Ml inrlnstripc; ind   ill '     "And also are admitted lo enter any other
any such connection as a resut of the , ani e*cepaon.    ah lnausines ana an . ■'•-•
j ~ .v-^u.l v,i   n.v. , . . ^ ., bays  or harbours  for the  oui[jos« of shelter;
present surveys.    As soon as the elec-■lnteresls are waiting to see w.W the, anJ of repairing damages therein, of purchas-
tions are over the engineers will return laljourers ^Jl §9,
to their native health, and Alberni will tryin8  t0 force an advance in the
price of labour,    which is what they
he left to recover as best it may from
the excitement the surveys are intended
to produce.
We very much mistake the intelligence of the people of Alberni if they
are caught by so antiquated and disie-
putable a trick as the "Railway trick."
It is only fair to presume that the set
Workingme/}    are   ing wood, anil of obtaining water, and l'OR
NO OTHER  PURPOSE  WHATEVER,   subject   to j
such restrictions as may he necessary to pre-;
vent their taking, drying or curing fish there-
have to sell; and quite naturally   those Iin, 0t in any other manner whatever abusing i
,        . ,   .    ,       ,i        .    .-,     , 1   ,   ,jithe privileges reserved to them as above ex-
who wish to buy it are inclined to hold I . „  -
off until they see what is going to turn
up.   Some of the employers there are, j
who   must keep their  works   going,
ICAN S CANADIAN PERIODICALS
To order at Publisher's rates with Premiums, etc.
<$o CO.,
VICTORIA CRESCEHT, NANAIMO, B. C.
Q-P
The Gazette says, editorially:
' 'The Americans must make up their minds
I to the strict enforcement of the treaty of 1818:
,        , , , ,   I they must be prepared for the application of
though they  may reduce the weekly! ]aws which practicallv exclude them from the
output and number of hands employed,   fishing grounds of Canada, and no amount of
tiers Of Alberni would he content tr.rln   Others, Such as parties wishing to build, Klster   wiU dmc the Canadian Government
tiers 01 AlDemi WOUlO Oe content todO | .    v & j int0 une(,uai concessions when Congress has
are in such position that they can either | decliret, t0 entertain a prdposUori for a fair
do   it or leave it   alone,     They   would ! just and mutually advantageous settlement of
rather go ahead, and give out the con-     VF"?^*'*, ,,     ,,      ,   ,    ,,
, „       „ , , Sir lohn  McDonald and frrc Hon
tracts; but strike talk scares them, they
thereupon retire to the background, and
without a railway if they could .only
have the minerals and timber comprised
in their respective claims. These they
may secure if they unite with other
section! of the country to defeat the
BEVILOCKWAY,
Crescent Storef
Dealer in all classes of
GROCERIES AND DRY GOODS
Highest Cash Priw Paid (or .
McKenzie have sufficiently  recovered their1 __       __ _         _
health to be able to rdsume their duties in the  FXJP^S^ SKINS SlUCl, HIP-ESS
House of Commons. !
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W A. HORNE,
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BASTION STREET, NEAR THE OLD 1ASTION. NANAIMO.
I!vi»( procured the services of a first-class Hone-abotr, I ess new prepared te (II ell
Orders with Promptitude »nd riiasssttch.
i DONALD    SMITH,
> Notary Public. Conveyancer, Accountant, and Real Estate Aftnt.
RENTS AND DEBTS COLLECTED,
AGENT AT NANAIMO FOR
Puctnix  Fire  Insurance Company of London.     Established 1171,     Lasses paid   ere
ili4,ooo,ooo Sterling.
Commercial Union Insurance Company of Loadea, Capital, fis,jM,oee.
RISKR   ACCKPTED   AT   UKROT   KATES   OF   PRKMITM.
OFFICE—CoitMIR or COMMIRCIAL AUD   W«Sir StKIETS,
I NunaipiO. I, C
IDENTICAL   HOTEL,
NORMAN SMITH,
pjumiTuit,
VICTORIA CRMCENT,     MAMAIMO,
W.M.HOSIE.
Painter, Grainer, Gilder, Glazier,
Paper-Hanger,   Sign-Writer  and    Musician.
Cor. Wallace and Campbell Sts,  Nanaimo.
NANAIMO   BREWERY.
MILL STREET, NANAIMO.
JOHN     MAHRER,
PROPRIETOR, .
T.   D.   JONES   &   CO.
'DIAMOND PRILT, PROSPECTING COMPANY.)
A-* open t«.i receive  tiyijjcifttorij fur Boringsfji: Coal OH, Coil
unci other Minerals- BV CONTRACT,
ADDRESS
T.   D.   JONES   Si   CO.,   NANAIMO.
NEWCASTLE HOTEL.
COMOX ROAD, NANAIMO.
H.     P.   SMITH,    Proprietor.
Che best]qualities of WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS dlepeasod
at the Bar.
OLD   FLAG   INN.
Neat the Mechanics' Institute, and only three minutes walk frees lleaabeat Leadtaf.
NANAIMO, V. I.
J. E. JENKINS, Proprietor.
SUPERIOR ACCOMMODATION FOR TRAVELLERS.
Tht Bar is well supplied with tht best ef
WINES,   LIQUORS,   AND   CIGARS.
ROYAL HOTEL AND RESTAURANT.
Th©    Largest    and   Best    Hotel  in
the  City.
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
Oysters, etc., Supplied at any Time.
A First Class FRENCH COOK has charge oj   the Cuisine
R.    WATKINS,
PROPRIETOR.
JOHN HOOPER,
VICTORIA CRESCENT.
SADDLER AND HARNESS MAKER.
Dress Making is carried on in connection with tht about business
Special attention is invited to a select assortment of Ha Del Palnlexl YelYtt
suitable for brackets, etc.
J.   T.   O'BRIAN,
Albert Street Nanaimo, B. C.
Teaming and Draying Done on Short Notice.
Wood, and Coal Promptly Delivered to any part of th« City.
c. c. • Mckenzie,
Land Agent, Custtm's House Prefer. Ccnveyaneer Atttuntant
OWCI— TH   IOP.IA   CRESCENT.
Mar he feead [4 the Ofi,:e at other Hours, but always between I 1 at. ass. and 1 p. sea.
Town Lots and Farms or Sale.
Money to Loan on Mortgage\ at Low Rates.
DEW DROP HOTEL,
HAI.IBURTON   STREET       - NAXAIVIO.
Weorge Maker, I*r«prle<or.
Flfst els*. a>souimtjd»iln>,"for rtfuiar Boarders ant! Lodf-prs,  anJ the  Travelling Publir
MEALS:
Breakfast, 6:30 to I,   Dinner, if to t;   Supper, 5:^0,10 <:}«,*
NONE BUT THE BEST BRANDS
OF
Utjuara, Wines. Ales. Parlor ant Cigars Ssueasta1 at tki Bar,
B.     F.    LANDRETH,
COMMBP.CIAI. JTRMT, NANAIMO.
Practical Upholsterer and  Repairer.
SUPERIOR CLIPPER   MATTRESSES,  BED-LOUKf I
Carpets Cut, Laid, aud  Sewn
The Lansdowne Brewery.
H. Rosewall, Proprietor,
Comox Road.
ALE and PORTER.
.   NEW   BUTCHER   SHOP.
COSMOPLITAN   MARKET,
CaaaMrctal Strait, next d*ar to the Miners' Exchange Hotel, Maaalaje
I.   QUENNELL,
■e'i.f •»•««« m aeeve, will keep constaaily on hand an sHurtejest ef
MEAT*   AUD   VMRTAIiI.ES.
Aid hopes ta receive > ceatiaaaice ef the patronage .0 liberally t.itewet) 4 "la; tee'pat
tea years:
Meati ait,, daNvaraa' ta all parts ol tee City *i» of aaarae
THE   NANAIMO   PHARMACY.
<;.    !■!.    Bi.AXltWAY,
Dispensing Lhemisr ana Druggist, Bookseller and Stationer.
VICTOBIA CRISCIKT, NANAIMO, B. C. , ,
Christmas and New Year's Cards at Blakeway's Brug and Stationery
Store.
tyPRICES  TO  SUIT  THE TIHI|.*"8
\
EDWARD  HIIG-HES,
Long   Bridge,   Nanaimo.
STRONG  BOOTS   AND SHOES  FOR  WINTER WEAR
MEN'S, WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S
CHEAP  FOR   CAM,
PROVINCIAL  HOTEL,
VICTORIA   CRSSCSetT.
Vader the present nanafeetent this fine  Hotel has  »••« re-ltied aid ro-ptintle
ind   now affords
Flnl-eisn Meals and aseemedatlens far Traveller, and II* lirt«r«l Pubfla.
The   Bar  is  Supplied   with  the b.,t   of
WINKS.      IKtlOKo,      AK»    4 ItjIAH
BILLIARD ROOM OK THE PREMISES.
J. B.  JOHNSON,     Proprietor.
ORIENT   L    HOTEL,
Victoria Crescent.
A.   EASSON,  Preprleter.
The Bar, which has heen recently beautified, will always be found well sleeked with the
best  brands   ef
WINE*,    s.NfiOH*.    A»e»    « IWASB.
A well supplied RESTAURANT in coniiectieu with the ahere.
G,   MONTGOMERY,
Corner Albert and Commtrtial Stretti.
deAtSR  IK
Groceries,    Fruits,   Vegetable!,    Cigars,    Tobaiee
Candies, etc.
FREQUENT    CONSIGNMENTS     OF    FRESH    FRUIT.
PRIVATE     BILL.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that application will be made at the naxt a
Session of the Legislature of the Province of British Columbia, for aa
Act to smend the "Nanaimo Water Works Act, 1885" hyp-anting to the
Company the further privilege of takinr; water from Crystal Lake, Cold
Spring Buin, Chase River and their tributaries, with power to the Company to build flumes, aqueducts, lay pipes, erect dams, acquire lands, and
do all Other acts and things necessary for the purpose aforesaiil.
EBERTS & TAYLOR,
Dated ftk December, 1885. .Solicitors fer AapUeaeti ta
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WESTWARD HO!
■■■'»,■, - - -
Ma^ i,  1SS6
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:#;
Home ZSev/s.
City, Island, And Province.
Mr. Bray, is recovering from his recent illness.
Mr. Qeorge Baker returned last night from
a protracted visit to England and Oregon.
E. Pimbury returned last night from a visit
to Cowtchan.
Two long stacks for the roend house of the
E. & N. Railway came up by the Amelia last
night.
The Barque Cassandra Adams is slill [eam  for 1886, and Captain  Provost,
at the Shutes but expects to sail soon
GENERAL NEWS.
Mary Redpath, of Kelso, Oui., wascrossing-
a long trestle bridge on th; ( . Pi Ii. when a
train aporoachsi. The. little girl, seeing that
;-.ha could r.or. reach the end of the bridge before getting caught, let herself down between
the timbers, ami hung suspended by her hands
till the train passed over her. She was unable to raise herself to the top of the bridge •
again and dropped thirty feet into two feet of
mud. She was nut much bun but badly
scared.
Henry Sandfield Macdonald was!
taken seriously ill in the Cornwall Court I
House yesterday evening, and was  still
TELEGRAPHIC
A telegrajphjc Despatch in Friday's
Colonist dated London April z&. relative to the ridiculous pretentions ol the
q
United Stales Senate in tne matter 0
the right of Canada to control her own
Fisheries, was evidently one of those
manufactured blusters for which the As
sociated Press is noted-whenever Amer
ican interests,are involved. Canada is
ma intalningTief treaty rights with firmness and dignity—she is right and will
not recede from the position she has as-
>, annnrf^'Q DnoviQiilMQ ffi Pi nTU HP
-Extra large importation of finest grades sold
■n SRiftMs or smaller quantities at Lowest Possible Prices.
SUGARS
amu **!*
roR
Early Rosk Seed Potatoes
sale at Johnson & Co.s'
Mr. Parkes and Mr. McLaren from
Englishman's River were in town
yesterday.
W.C. Hallcckhas a fine new sign. His
bath rooms anb sbop are the best in the province and deserve to be patronised.
unconscious when the last report  was I sumed—she has nothing to fear.
Greece has abandoned warlike prepara-
Col. Tyrwhitt, M ,P., has been  ap-. L.Qm Thg Minister of War has resign.
pointed Commander of the Wimbledon  e(j_
I One freight train overlook another on the
of the 65th Battalion, Montreal, _ Adju- Canada AlianticKail_Wa,y'Thur»day,and pitch,
tant.     Both     officers  served   in   the'e,i in so hard as to Wscopa the last three
ISO I
"**.
ortland Flour
lSictHM.,V5tV Jf V
HAMS AND BACON,
Teas and. Oa.nn.eci Gooda
Full assortment direct from packers.
1
Northwest campaign.
The Botanical Association of Montreal are going to lease part of Mount
Royal Park for their operations.
Motto for United Siates Emigration Agents:
Go West, young man, and grow up with a
cyclone.
J, I, Case, of Racine; has sold ihc   famous
It is reported that R.Dsnsmuir&Sons trotting stallion Phallas to C. C. Loyford of,
has chartered the Ocean King at San. Minneapolis, for $50,000.   Phallas cost Case
Fransisco to carry coal for $2.00 per  $3>°°°-
Tlie defence offered for a Chicago  police-
', man who killed a man with his  baton is that
Mrs. Jeannie McGregor has opened the victim bad a thin skull   People guilty of
anew and attractive millinery establish- his offence had better keep out of the way of
ment at the stand recently vacated by
Mr. Blakeway.
Preparations are in progress for the
erection of a brick block on the site of
the old post-office recently occupied by
Manson & Co., and destroyed by fire
last autumn.
Joseph M. Brown, the mechanical
ait
the police.
Building  operations
bcrough.
Montreal wants to annex $1
brisk in    Peter-
G abriel.
cars of the first train, and derail the engine of
tbe second. Thc accident occurred about S
miles from Oltowa.
Simpson ami his wife were on their way to
church and ihe lady was putting on her gloves.
"My dear," he said pettishly, you should complete your toilet at home. I'd just as soon
see a woman putting on her stockings"hi the
street as putting on her gloves." ''Most men
would," she
husband dii
.\ mule can'.l   vote,
Arid sings but one note,
Which he warbles the Uxelong day,
I     But he can kick a man hence
O'er a live rail fence,
;    Because he is built that wayl
mm
t,
A large and varied stock
ESE, FRUITS
AND VEGETABLES.
f Clothing sold cheap for cash.
ihe said promptly; and the  abashed
ilidn't'MaV S€W w"r',■
The) Fanners' Store. Comox.
.
,Y
V
The Crescent Store, Nanaimo.
ARTHUR BULLOGK,
ERY
Go to Arthur Bullock's, the leading and fashionable dry
•goods house of Nanaimo, where the public will find a large
and complete stock of Dry Goods, Millinery and Men's Fur-
genius has opened a new shop on Front; ty yettrSi Gf these the United States have the
Street devoted to all kinds of repairing, largest number, viz, 632, and the numbers of
of watches and delicate machinery the several other countries will be seen in the
particularly.    We can recommend him I annexed table-.
If you wish'to insure your property j nishing 'Goods.   Being a direct importer from the European
Chatham is to have a $40,000 Roman Cath.j y0U carmot do better than  call upon i and. Eastern markets, I am enabled to  offer  Goods  at most
oik church, ^ !Mr. W. K.  Leighton, agent for the reasonable rates.     My stock of Millinery is now most com-
The total number of lighthouses in the world I Liverpool and London and Globe and ;plete, and I can show a more fashionable and stylish class of
according to the latest available information,  the .^.tna Insurance Company of Hart-: o-oods than any  other house in British Columbia.   Some
ford, Conn.     Risks are accepted at j elegant Styles ill
current rates.
is 3,301,having qttadrudleil ,
the last fif-
NOTICE.
to the public
competent.
as careful, honest and
United Kingdom 556
Csnada , 451
France 291
Scandinavia 207 1
All others show less than 200.
LAKES' CLOAKS & DOLMANS
B. C. MEDICAL COUNCIL.
The S.S. Geo. W. Elder arrived in
Port after a stormy passage from San
Francisco,on Thursday morning. After'
taking on har usual compliment of coali
she sailed again on Friday morning for
the Sound and San Farncisco. ,
ical council for B. C:—C. M. Trew,
The following passengers arrived from I• W. Powell, J. C. Davie, S. J. Tun-
Comox by the Str. R. Dunsmuir yes-
At the "Medico's" election the fol
lowing gentlemen were elected a med-| have been lenierft need Only to be re
toLtt^tl^t^'rr^RLftT BARGAiS IN FLANNELS AND BLANKETS.
some endeavour to pay up this pay-day.
Out of a large amount ofmoney due
me I have not received sufficient to
pay my rent for the past six months,
and believe that; those w»tl»; whom I'
Terms Cash. ARTHUR BULLOCK, Crescent Store.
AGENT NORTH BRITISH AUD MERCANTILE INSURANCE COMPANY.
stall,  G. 1
D. Clnness.
Milne,   L.  R.   Mclnnes,
ANONYMOUS SCRIBBLERS.
It may be taken for granted that, in
ninety-nine cases out of a hundred the
anonymous scribbler who attacks character, is a vindictive sneak, and who,
terday.—J. Halliday, J. Knox, E.
Steward, Mullhere, Crove, Bennison,
Halfpenny, Rev. Willimar, Pidcock,
Mr. John Mitchell, proprietor of the
Nanaimo Pioneer Soda Water Works'
has imported a new improved machine
from London, England, made by Bar-
nett & Foster.    We can safely say it
has no equal in the Province, the priviiege t0 use the columns of a
The following passengers arrived der newspaper to vent his personal  spite
Str. Amelia yesterday afternosn:—Mrs and malignity.    It is much to be regret-
Hoskins, Mrs   Hooper,  Mrs Menzie,  ted that any journalist ca.n be found so
Pimbury, Walkem, S Gough, G Baker, indifferent to, and regardless of,  the I
Hoskins,  Davie, Read, Scoville,  Mrs proprieties of the profession, as to al-i
Shaw, low these scoundrels to prostitute their;
pages for this purpose; for whilst  per-
! mitting the reprehensible practice the
public are apt to believe that the editor
is in accord with the dastardly writer.—
; Victoria Post
Tt e»
I
minded of the fact, and they will come
forward with the whole or a portion of
the amounts owing—Money should be
paid to myself .personally or to my wife ;
who will receipt payments in my
absence.
Robert o'brun.M. D.
LEACE,
Short Bridge, Victoria Crescent, Nanaimo,  Importer and
Dealer in ,
wALTER WILSON.
importer of . | Tools, Rope, Rifles, Sporting Goods- Lamp Fittings, Paints,
in some instances unfortunately, gets Stoves, Grates, Ranges, Pumps, Coa)'Oil,',White Lead, Shot Guns,{yartridges,
Lead Pipe, Zinc, Etc.
The S S Empire arrived in port to- j
day with a cargo of freight consigned j
to our business men.    After discharg-
her cargo of freight she will prceed to I
the East Wellington coal Go's, wharf at
Departure Bay, and will take a cargo
of coal for San Fransisco.
AND  MANUFACTURER  OF
TIN, COPPER, ZlrsC AND SHEET IRON WARE.
Av-SO METAL ROOFER.
KEI'AIKIM* DONE A 1 SHORT NOTICE.
COMME^C$AL^'l-Jt^T,.NANAIMO.
P-.^RAIG,
Blacksmith.
Horses Shod with Scientific Accuracy by a SMITH
of many years' experience.
After the article had been set up, we ,tn
discovered that we were in error, in re- j w*gKons o{ *»• Kinds Made to Order.
fleeting upon the EDITORIAL which repairing promptly done at low rates. .
appeared in the last issue of the Free general blacksmithing done with
Press, as we discovered the same article, | expedition and "accuracy.
dated Ottawa, April ioth, in the tele-
G!
OOKfflG&HEATlUG STOVES
Oil, General House Fur-
:it-nt at Lowest Market
ii'uietuver of
n
WORK, &Q.
t nded Tq«
D. J. McLean.
The. new road to Cameron Lake
should be as direct anb short as possible . If the old trail is followed,much in
convenience will be imposed on the set-
tiers who live principally, we are inform-1 graphic colurnns of the v ictoria poH of j    bastion street, manaimP, b, c,
ed,a distance from it. A satisfactory line I the 22nfj April '
that would fulfil all requirements could!      By a strange co-incidence
be found along the gravel ridge extend'; earthed from last TCek.s weekly Stand.
ing from Englishman River to French | «^the identical review of/W/^/zA
we un-
D. DAVIS,
Commercial   Street,   Nanaimo.
Monthly which appeared later on in the BOOT AND SHOEMAKER.
Creek and the distance and cost of construction are both reduced by adopting |Free   >,-m as original   ion iter.    We
the ridge route. The settlers we beleive , havealwa^understood,^ tt% proper
prefer the ridge to the old route. , thing t0 do when mato [$ abstracted |
Consignees per Str. Amelia last night from another  paper, is to credit the\
:-—J.H.Gray, J. Young, A. Mayer, J. ! authority with it, but it seems that we
J. Harvey, Raybould, Dr. Cluness, E.   are mistaken-
Pimbury, A.R.Johnston,  Hilbert,  A. ;  *_<-«,	
V.C.Co.,    Carey,   Hoskin,    Mrs.Mc
Gregor, H.Bolton J Whitfield, DSMc!    The great American eagle ftps his!
Donald,  L Manson,   W Wilson,  Mc \ winSs and SOars on high, but Jfae great I
; Canadian codfis't   flaps   his tail and |
dives serenely down below,    That
Maud Daley, J GannerGBevilockway,  |hekind of a bird thetCanadkm codfish
ii.   It is a great cod on the New Eng-1 lery a»d Fancy Goods, &c.,
I landers        ' * **' '
IMPORTED DIRECT,
Only first-llau Material CIwci.
No Chaap and Worthless.Goods Kept by the Above
HIRST BRO'S,
j-evteV  stMutat 1»«,*B4 '    ■
— :o:~
COMMERCIAL  ST.,   NANAIMO.
Lamps, Lanterns, Boiled and
hisTjing Goods;    A full it-
Prices.    A;-"
TIN, SHEET !
Jobbing Pyoir,
Jas. AmiiMs.
mmm -iwhihgiwisi .
O'eis. Abrams &Oo.
Large and complete stock of Men's, YoOWft'/Boyff an'd^MIarevj 8
OVERCOATS
ULSTERS.
QUANTITY, QUALITY AND CHEAPHESS NEVER BEFORE EQUALLED IN
#%.   ft   1%/'S!, w 9 .
:o:
7/
Elmen, JMarher, Hirst Bros.,GBaker,
Watkins,   J Abrams,   S Brightman,
A Summerhayes,
i     The above Firm carry.a Tull. Stock
; of Dry
Agricultural
Shirts, Collars, Gloves, Gents' Fumislim^sp Mitte, Tifes, ana
Brados ard Specialties.     A direct importation of a large
lot of Underclothing, also a largs parcel-of French
Go* Cjocerio,   ajjjjpl     mmm  SK0ES   ASn   mWpM   mWm
urai implements, Jewelry, Cut-i
, Never before,introduced into this Market.
HO TROUBLE TO SHOW GOODS.

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