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WESTWARD HO !
SATURDAY,  AUGUST 14TH,   18S6.
A professional man should not always sell his services—in other words,
it is a duty every professional man
owes the profession he belongs to not
to do anything thai shall lower that profession in the eyes of the public. Thus,
when a physician prostitutes his calling
by reporting to a kind of practice that
is akin to criminal he inflicts upon the
profession at large an injury hat is
irrqurablo. With the legal profession
the s.ime argument holds good, as it
does with all the others, even the
editorial. One of the excuses offered
for departing from the recognized path
in practice is that < om petition forces
men to do what they would rather not
do. The real fact is that the professions are over-crowded by a class not
naturally adapted to them. When men
of superior attainments and judgirknt
appear they force the weak and uncertain class out of legitimate practice and
into the downward current. Perhaps
the wisest course for a man to pursue
when he finds himself pushed thus to
the wall would be to drop the profession and try hard work. There is
plenty of land in the world. The
wisest thing for parents to do is not to
crowd all their progeny into the professional ranks. The professions have
ceased to be respected, as in the olden
times. Farming is the fashion nowadays, and there is many a lad who is
now wrestling with the intricacies of
the law in some barrister's office who if
he persists is destined to be a failure,
but who would find farming congenial,
profitable and honorable. But what is
to be done with the failures who are too
old to swap careers? The pettifoggers,
the editors who wiite editorials and insert them as anonymous correspondence; who are ready to advocate anything that anyone will pay for at so
much per column; who have grown sour
and avaricious and unscrupulous; who
seem to take a fiendish delight in mortifying the aimntr propre of 1he profession at large. Probably the best plan
would be to grade them like wheat or
butter.    Thus:
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Lawyers. g
Dalton McCarthy     1
W. Pooley '
M. W. T. Drake	
Editors. •«' .        «
5      a      .a
U        fe        Q
Montreal Gazette;........ 1
Montreal Witness  1
Victoria Times  1
British Columbian...... 1
Colonist  1
Nanaimo Free Press..... 1
Under such an arrangement the more
respectable portions of the community
could guard themselves against imposition, and the more respectable representatives of the professions could protect themselves from the reflections cast
upon them daily by the inferior grades.
It is a very curious fact that, in respect
to physical laws, there can be no positive influence exerted without a concomitant negative. The wonderful reverse current of electricity that has
been utilized in "Ruhmkorff's coil"
has its analogue wherever physical force
is exerted, and the same law applies
in the mental and moral domains as
well as in the physical. There can
be no mighty mental effort without its
reverse current. There can be no expansion of education and upward movement of the masses without a downward
current... This shadow-movement—this
mocking echo is exasperating in the extreme; but it is inevitable. It is constantly upsetting our preconceived notions. The men who are at top are
constantly gravitating to lower strata,
the lowermost being as incessantly
projected to the surface. Every great
moral reformation discloses a counter
current of degradation and crime. Life
would not be worth living—exertion
would be useless were it not also true
that the reverse current, however strong,
is always weaker than the positive. It is
this that encourages men and women
to persist in doing right, to live accord
ing to principle, to bear with all the
fury of the returning and resisting tide,
because in the end right is sure to gain,
perhaps not all that is aimed at, but
advantages that denote permanent progress.
In this community the negative influences have been very strong. Those
who should have encouraged men struggling to do right, perhaps at great personal sacrifice, have been ever read;' to
take the thirty pieces of silver and betray those whose cause should have
been held sacred. But when we consider how different are the appeals to
the human heart of poverty and affluence, we cannot be surprised that men
who have always had an obtuse sense of
right ■ and wrong should succumb to
temptation and sink to the lowest
depths. We pity them, but as a journalist it is our duty to warn the public to
shun them. Degradation is contagious,
therefore avoid them. Aim high. Live
if necessary in an artificial atmosphere,
so long as it be pure, for then you will
swim in the ascending current. Mingle
with the impure, adopt mercenary
vjews and low ideas of morality, and
imperceptibly you begin to sink, and in
a short time the undertow will be irresistible—you will cease to respect yourself; your tastes will become vitiated;
you will seek low company and read
the Nanaimo Fress Press.
To a person who has followed Sir John
Macdonald's career for the past.20
years, and who has always been ready
to place the best interpretations upon
his actions, who had~grOwn to'feel an
affection'for him that Was more than
loyalty, though less than' idolatry, this
visit to Nanaimo is full of bitterness,
full of disappointment. As the guest
of a man who is universally detested by
all who are not in receipt of his bounty,
and one who has made himself specially! obnoxious to the people of N&nai-
mo by his deceit and greediness, Sir
John will appear to be an ally instead
of a guest.
It is not out of place here to observe
tbat the railway belt comprises one-
third of the Island, and; all the coal of
British Columbia that has any practical
value; that a railway is not now, and
never was, needed to tie Nanaimo to
Victoria; that every aero of the Railway Reserve comes out of the Vancouver District, and not an acre out of
the Saanich peninsula; that all that was
contended for by the people of Nanimo,
at the time the Railway Act was before
the Houss, was that a specific price
should be placed upon coal and mineral
lands, of which the Railway Company
should be obliged to sell to tenderers,
and that a limit should be placed upon
the period of exemption from taxation.
These mild and reasonable safeguards
were rejected, because the intent of the
Railway Company is to keepout capital, not to invite it.   .
Under the very comprehensive grant
made to the Company all "coal, coal-
oil, ores, stones, clay, marble, slate,
mines, minerals, and ■substances whatsoever upon in or under the land" are reserved for the Railway Company, and
even those who squatted upon lands in
expectation of the alternate block system being adopted by Government are
thus, after twelve or thirteen years in a
position merely to rest their foot, so to
speak, upon surface.
We are quite aware that this iniquity
has been perpetrated by the Proyincial^j
Government, notwithstanding that nearly every member of that House three
years ago charged;the Government of,'
Sia John Macdonald • with having I
been the principal culprits. Neverthe-,
less, surrounded by a set of parasites
and mercenaries, as all Dominion officers are when they visit this country,
treated to the cut and dried Punch and
Judy performances.that form part of
the regular programme here on all-occasions, it is just possible for the idea to
be implanted in Sir John's mind that
theii is universal satisfaction with Dunsmuir and the enormous land grab he
has made in conjunction with American
capitalists. Should he remain in our
midst long enough, .and disentangle
himself from Victoria influences, he is
clever enough, and we think unprejudiced enough to perceive the gravity
of the evils thai will flow from the present arrangement. If he cannot prevail upon the principals in this matter
to modify the terms of their patent, he
shoifld'-at least take every opportunity
of 'disavowing his own participancy in
the Iniquitous partition of Vancouver
Island. We have led people to believe
that he was above all money influences!
—that he desired nothing but the pit IT-
lie good; but coming to &s under* the
present auspices the people who do not
wear silk hats and drink champagne,
who seldom take part in public demonstrations, who read and ruminate in the!
seclusion of their own homes, but who
speak with a voice there is no mistaking
on polling days, will form their own,
and we believe an adverse, opinion of
Sir John. As for ourselves it is only
one more idol smashed; but it was such
a time-honored one that we shall grieve
a long time over it.
Canada's Position.
The New York Sun a few days ago
h->d an article in which the time "When
Canada comes to be annexed" was very
flippantly referred to. This called forth
a spicy and high spirited rejoinder from
a correspondent, in which it is said:
"Canada must be allowed to demure to
this lofty way of talking about Canada
coming to be annexed. It smacks too
much of the lordly style in which some
reconstructed Englishman might talk of
Irishmen. There is in it also much of
Mr* Moneybag's self complacent estimate of his irresistible fascinations
among the ladies. Canada is not coming to be annexed. She must be wooed
and not unsought be won, if won at all.
The settlement will require much more
discussion than seems to have occurred
to you. Canadians have to be educated
up or down to elective judges, to a political and changing civil service, to a
partisan first magistrate, and to a sepe-
ration of the legislative and executive
functions of government. They have
tb be educated up or down to dog fights,
toobscene illustrated newspapers, to the
free use of the revolver, to easy and
abounding divorce-, and consecutive
pologamy. Perhaps Canadians may
prefer to continue a parliamentary form
of government, rendering it practicable
at any time to relegate any great question ro the sovereign people for discussion, instead of piecemeal and periodical electious months ahead of the time
when officials and legislators enter on
their duties. But granting all this, it
still remains the fact that Miss Canada
must make some arrangements, amicable or otherwise with "papa" before she
comes suing to be annexed. Imperial
money is being spent to make Halifax
one of the greatest naval ports in the
world. Imperial and Canadian money
is being spent, or will be spent, making
naval ports on Canada's Pacific coast.
The Canadian Pacific Railway is coming to be regarded in England as a
great commercial route to China and
the East, and as a great military route
to enable] England to hold its Indian
empire. An Imperial subsidy is expected for a line of steamers between
Vancouver and Hongkong. Lord Salisbury left a memorandum recommending it. The Canadian "codfish" navy
is looming up, and with about the
finest sea-faring population behind it.
The Nova Scotian difficulty will be
settled by concession, and probably rearrangement of the tariff. Nova Scotia
has as much Home Rule as Ireland
would gladly accept, and more freedom
to talk secession than would be allowed
herasone of the United States. If you
want Canada you must trump high."
An Awful Experience.
South Norwalk.CL, July 26.—On
Saturday Wilbur Ayres, provision dealer, went into his large patent meat refrigerator, and in some way the door
slammed behind. He was locked in
with the temperature at zero. Mr.
Ayers weighs two hundred pounds, but
soon began to feel sleepy, and realized
he was freezing to death. He threw
his body violently against the door
many times and succeeded in widening
a crack in thi inside plank, tore out a
layer of "harcoal between, and after
repeated trials broke an outside plank,
crawled out and fell in a heap en the
floor, where he was found by his customers. The muscles on the right side
were severed Dy the ribs, and his arms
are paralyzed, while his whole body" was
one mass of bruises.
J^LIVlEe    HARVEY,
Flaziaimo and Wellington,
Importer of English, Enstem and American
ICEAHDIS2.
ft'ri$«     rrfi.^
Clnboira.
IMMENSE STOCK, PBIME GROCERIES, FRESH CffllSIOE
• fgr  n '" ,.; rwsgrh war    ■"■■-
%J "Up
?sr.«^rLeLirQ.o
<£s
«7■.£•!. htU'Jlb Ci uUlvisl.sQOiUi l?i 1.1.01]AH ID,
Importers and Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Grain, Feed,j
Iiay and General Farm Produce, invite inspection of thelp
large and carefullv selected stock of the above line of goods
£ow on view at their new store, Bastion Street, under tne
Koresters' Hall, Nanaimo. Agents for P. 0. S. Company's
line of San Francisco and Portland steamers, P. N. Company b
East Coast steamers, B. C. Express Company, and Saanitth
Lime. In stock, Kurtz's CigarSi The trade sup-,
plied with the above celebrated Cigars at Victoria prices.   - ,i
THE CELEBRATED EASTERN LIGHT OIL
In stock, the quality of which we guarantee. Also Pish Oil,
Shingles (sawn and split), Nails in any size and quantity.
Orders solicited and goods delivered free of charge to any
part of the city or vicinity. We make a Specialty in Tea
And Coffee, the latter we roast and grind daily.
rif
NANAIMO DRUG STORE.
E PIMBURY & CO,
 DISPENSING	
Chemists and Druggists
Commercial St., Nanaimo, B. O.
All possible care is taken to avoid low priced drugs and "'
chemicals, it being of the first importance to the sick that
preparations used in compounding medicin&i Mould be of
the required official strength. Physicians and others can de«
pend upon having their prescriptions faithfully compounded,
A set of chemical apparatus is kept for the purpose of testing
the purity of drugs.     The largest assortment in the city of
Patent IMediotries,  Perfumery, Sponges,   ~>
Hair Brushes, Combs, Tooth Brushes
Toilet. Soaps, Pure Drugs,
In fact all articles usually found in first-class drug stores
A.     L^K.O-E     STOCK     OF
BOOKS    AND    STATIONERY
ALWAYS  OIST  HLAJSTIfc
NANAIMO
Established 1875.
BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS
A Full Stock of Goods in our Line
AMERICAN S CANADIAN PERIODICALS
To order at Publisher's rates with Premiums, etc.
Raperp    Raper
<&, CO.,
VSGTORIA GSiESOEHT, NANAIMO, B. 0.
G. BEVILOOKWAY.
r
Orescent Stoi*e,
Dealer in nil closes of
GROCERIES AND DRY GOODS
Highest Gash Price Pnid for
FURS. SSSXSTS and. HIDES
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WESTWARD HO!
SATURDAY,   AUGUST 14m,   1886.
A Chinese Theatre in Gan Francisco.
From the opium cellar we were taken
to the theatre. Lite as it was, the
house was still packed, and the play
was in full progress. A dirty curtain
being pushed aside, we were ushered
into a large hall packed to suffocation
with Chinamen. The stage was without scenery or drop curtain, and was
occupied by a half-dozen musicians and
two painted actors, who were reciting
parts in 1 high, shrill key. The orchestra played almost incessantly, and
created a din that was exasperating to
us who could not discover the slightest
harmony in the sounds produced. A
play often lasts a week in a Chinese
theatre, and is performed from early in
the evening until an hour long past
midnight. The players are all men,
women characters being taken by such
as have soft voices and gentle features.
Among the audience were many women,
but they occupied a gallery by themselves. The men sat on long benches,
and many of them were squatted on the
stage itself. Leaving the auditorium,
we passed across the stage, without exciting the, least surprise apparently, and
went "behind the scenes." In the first
room we entered were stored the "properties" of the theatre—the collection
comprising a sadly soiled lot of clothe*,
wigs, helmets and swords. Seated about
the room were several actors waiting for
their "call" and indulging, meanwhile,
In a quiet smoke. From where they
sat, dressed in all their finery, we went
into another room and out of it down a
flight of stairs to a passage way upon
which opened the rooms of the various
actors, "They all live here," said
Officer John, "and the place is like A
big hotel. Some of the best aetors are
paid $5000 and $10,000 a year,"—Cor,
New York Post.
A New Kind of Dog,
A wild-looking man, who resembled one
who had wrestled with misfortune in a catch-
as-catch-can hold, and been thrown in the
contest, went into a Woodward Avenue
bird store, the other day, and approached the
affable proprietor.
"Look here," he said, "may I take you
apart for a moment?''.
"Certainly," replied the man of animals,
"if you can,put nie together again."
"Well, here's a letter from my wife—say,
come out and have something."
They went and had something; when they
came back the wild looking man resumed the
letter.
'•She writes me," he continued, "together
a white canvas-back dog in cross—"
"Now you go," said the man severely.
"Business is business, ■ nnd" I've no time to
fool away."
He sat down on the curb stone to rest. He
was still reading the letter when a sympathetic lady stopped to. look at him.
"Poor manVare you ill ?" she asked, kindly.
"Heaven bless you, madam, read that letter.   If you can and will I am a saved man."
The lady took the letter as if she were
humoring the whim of a lunatic, and ran it
over.
"It is easy enough to read," she said,
• 'Your wife, who seems to be an excellent
woman, wishes you to buy her a white dog in
cross-stitch, stamped on a canvas splasher,
with crewels to finish it and send by express
at once. I'm sure there's nothing about it
that isn't plain enough." ,.
"Thank you ma'am; I'll never forget your
kindness. Where did you say the cross-
stitched dog on canvas could be found ?"
"At any art embroidery store," and the lady
walked away, remarked, sotto voice:
"Of all the stupids, men are the stupidest.
Not to know what cross-slitch is!''
A Good, Kind Sister.
Small Brother: Where did you get that
cake, Annie?
Small Sister: Mother gave It to me,
Small Brother: Ah, she always glvei you
more than me.
Small Sister: Never mlndj she's going to
put mustard plasters on us when we go to
bed to-night, and I'll ask her to lei you have
the biggest.	
Said a four-year older, on being told the
story of LittieRed Riding Hood: "J don't
see what the wolf warted to eat up the little
girl. I should think the grandmother would
have been enough for it. She would if she
were as large! as mine."
The New Orleans Picayune says: "One of
(he most exciting contests at the Vicksburg
drill was the brass bund contest. Ample notice had been given citizms who wished to
leave town. Only one band entered and that
one took the prize."
W. A. HQi^E,
General Blacksmith and Wagon Makex.
BASTION STVEET; SEAR THE 01.15 BASTION. N \NA!M0.
U :.•; jir....-iir;J the services ol'a first-class II01fre-»ho*f, I am now prepared to fill ail
Orders "it'r Promptitude and dispatch.
LC ?K OUT
-IN NEXT ISSUE FDR
DONALD    SMITH,
Notary Public. Conveyancer, Accnuniant, and Peal Estate Agent,
kSjVTS AND DEBTS COLLECTED.
AGENT AT NANAIMO FOR
Ph.'erii* Fire Insurance Company or' London.     Established 1872,     Losses paid ove
^H,ooc,coo  pi-^r'ip.jr.
Commercial Union Insurance Company of London, Capital, $12,500,000.
BSKN   AfCEPTKD   AT   CVkRKKT   HATES   OF   yitEMII'.lf,
OFFICE—Corner oi- Commbrciai. amd WHARF Stkebts, ?
Nanaimo. 0, C.
TH^ ADVERTISEMENT OF
Carthew's Hotel,
John Carthew, Proptr.
COMOX, li. C.
IDENTICAL   HOTEL,
NORMAN SMITH',
PROPIETOR.
VICTORIA  CRESCENT,     VANA1M0. £      "      •
C.  C.   McKENZIE,
Land Agent, Custom's House Brrt er, Conveyancer * cccuntant
OFFICE—VICTORIA   CRESCENT.
May be found la the Office at other Hours, but always between 11 a. m. and I p. r»,
Town Lots and Farms or Sale.
Monty to Loan on Mortgage at Low Rates.
K.R.HOSIE.
Painter, Grainer, Gilder, Glazier,
Paper-Hanger,   Sign-Writer  and    Musician,
Cor, Wallace and Campbell Sts. Nanaimo.
NANAIMO" BREWERY.
MILL STREET, NANAIMOi' '*•
JOHN    MAHRER,
PROPRIETOR, ■-
•T.   D, JONES  &  CO.
(DIAMOND DRILL PROSPECTING COMPANY.)
Are open to receive applications for Boring? fjr Coal Oil, Coal
and other Minerals-BY CONTRACT.
ADDRESS
T.    D.   JONES   &   CO.,   NANAIMO.
NEWCASTLE HOTEL,
COMOX ROAD, NANAlalO.
H.     P.   SMITH,    Proprietor.
The bent qualitlao of WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS dispensed
nt the Hnr.
OLD   FLAG   INN.
Near the Mechanics' Institute, and only three minutes walk from Steamboat Landing.
NANAIMO, V.I.
J. E. JENKINS, Froprietor.
SUPERIOR ACCOMMODATION FOR TRAVELLERS..
V    ■■ _^r._^    "       '   Ip^P
The Bar is well Minniied with the best of
DfiW DROP HOTEL,
HALIBURTON   STRKET       •      -      -      NANAIMO.
Wporire linker, Proprietor.
Kirst class accosamodatlon'fop regular Hoarders and Lodgers, and the Travelling Public
MEALS:
Breakfast, 6:30 to 8,   Dinner, r« to 2:   Supper, 5130 to 6130,
NONE BUT THE BEST BRANDS
OF
Ufoers. Winn. Alee, Porter and Cigars Dispensed it the Bar.
■■  ~~ .. 1    .    . 1     ..-,,
The Lansdowne Brewery.
H. Rosewall, Proprietor.
Comox Road.
ALE and PORTER.
TsTfcW   BTJTCHER   SHOP,
COSMOPOLITAN   MARKET,
CMMirclal Strict, next door to the Mlnert' Exchange Hotel, Nasalae,
E.   QUENNELL,
Having opened as above, will keep constantly on hand an assortment of '
MEATS AMD VEGETABLES.
Aad hapei to receive a continuance of the patronage so liberally bestowed d 'Wag tht'ras
ten years.
Meats' tic, delivered to all parts of the City free of chart r
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WINES,   LIQUORS.    AND   CIGARS.
ROYAL HOTEL AND RESTAURANT.
The    Largest    and  Best    Hotel  in
the  City.
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
.   Oysters, etc., Supplied at any Time.
A First Class FRENCH COOK has charge of  tht Cuime
R.    WATKINS,
PROPRIETOR,
THE   NNIMO   PHARMACY.
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G.   H.    BLAKEWAY,
Dispensing Chemist and Druggist, Bookseller and Stationer.
VICTORIA CRESCENT, NANAIMO, B. C.
Christmas and New Year's Cards at Blakeway's Drug; aod Stationery
Store.
tyPRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.
EDWARD  HUGHES,
Long Bridge,   Nanaimo.
STRONG  BOOTS  AND SHOES FOR WINTER WEAR
MEN'S, WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S
CHEP FOR   CASH,
PROVINCIAL  HOTEL,
VICTORIA   CRESCENT.
otel has been re-fitted and re-painted
fiords
Travellers and the General Public,
with the best of
AND    CHUBS.
THE PREMISES.
N,    Proprietor.
.TOHKHOOFEB,
VICTORIA CRISCINT.
SADDLEfR   AND    HARNESS   MAKER.
Dress Making is carried on in connection with tht abou businttt
Saacial attention is Invited to a select assortment of Hanoi Painted Velvet
suitable for brackets, etc.
J.   T.   O'BRIEN,
Albert Street Nanaimo, B. C.
Teaming and Draying Done on Short Notice.
vvnod. and Coal Promptly Delivered to any part of the Citjr.
HOTEL,
ictoria Crescent.
A EASSON, Proprietor.
Dm Bar, wall* hai been recently beautified, will always be found wtll Hoclied with Ike
best brands of
WISES,   I.IQIORS,  AKD   CIUARS.
A well supplied RESTAURANT in connection with the above.
G. MONTGOMERY,
Corner Albert and Commercial Streets.
DEALER  IN
Groceries,    Fruits,  Vegetables,    Cigars,    Tobacco
Candies, etc.
FREQUENT    CONSIGNMENTS     OF    FRESH    FRUIT. WESTWARD HO !
SATURDAY,   AUGUST  i4tk,  1886.
Home ]M"ews.
City, Island, And Province.
Veritable Queen's weather for a reception.
Robert Brown and Wm. Saunders
have gone to the Nanaimo lakes.
Wm. Wetherell was burned by a shot
in the East Wellington Colliery on
Thursday.
Chief Constable Stewart was on hand
with his artillery and fired a salute at
the reception.
Our reporter saw "Cumtux," "Ga-
briola"and "Enquirer" puttine; on considerable frills at the reception,
Owing to a mistake we did not publish the fact that Robert Hall and Thos.
Wall had returned from England. They
look well after their long trip.
Still another death at the Hospital. John
Macdonald succumbed to his injuries received
on the Queen of tde Pacific, on Wednesday.
Allison, Varle and Coffee (the three remaining
of the injured) were doing well at laat accounts.
The last spike was driven on the E. and
N. Railway at a point Iwo miles south of
Shawnigan Lake by Sir John Macdonald.
It wai to all outward appearances a silver
spike and silver hammer. Wonder how long
the silver spike will stay in the tie? It may
have }o be drawn to help to pay the expences
of thc railroad.
Sir John, Lady and party then pro*
ceeded with Mr. S. M. Robins, *uper-
tendent of the V. C. Co., to the No.
1 Esplanade shaft. They went into
the engine house and saw the engines.
They are the largest pair of colliery
engines west of the Rocky Mountains.
Mr. Frederick Meakin, the efficient
engineer, was in charge. Soon after,
in company with Mr. Robins and Mr.
W. cGregor, the manager, the party
proceeded to the shaft's mouth. The
cage being up Sir John and party, with
the above-mentioned gentlemen, got
into the cage, and were lowered into
the largest and deepest shaft in the
Province. The shaft is 18 feet in diameter and 640 feet deep.
If Sir John should goto the Wellington Colliery he will be struck by the
great difference in the magnitude of
mining operations carried on by the
Vancouver Coal and Land Company
in comparison with Dunsmur and Son's
colleries.
Sir John and Lady Macdonald left
by the Alexand.-r for New Westminster
yesterday afternoon. """"
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* Very Wicked Trick.
Not long ago a young gentleman employed
in the office of the County Clerk at Geneva,
111., received at the hands of a friend a small
sample cup of oleomargarine made by a Chicago firm. With a view to determine how
much the dairy farmers around Geneva knew
about butter he showed the sample to them
as they came at odd times into the office,
telling them it was a sample of Elgin hutter.
Every man of them smacked his lips and declared it to be as good butter as he had ever
FIRE!
tasted.
An immense racket was heard in the vicin- j "Isn't it a burning shame," said the wicked
ity of the High School yesterday evening, young man to one innocent dairyman, "that
Upon rushing out to investigate it was dis. Congress doesn't hurry up and pass a bill
covered to be the avant courier of three stage prohibiting the manufacture of that miserable,
loads of Chinese on pleasure bent. The Chi-! greasy, tasteless stuff, oleomargarine ?"
neie band was there, also Old Joss, together i "Yes, it is," remarked tht honest yeoman;
withieveral other minor gods. It is said that | "but, then, let 'em make all the olemargarine
a pic-nic will be given to-day, and that a Joss ! they want to, there will always be a market
house is to be established.   Who says that j and good prices for such butter as that."
If you wish to insure your property
you cannot do better than cn'l upon
Mr. W. K. Leighton, agent for thc
Liverpool and London and Globe and
the /Etna Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn. Risks are accepted at
current rates. *
Wholesale and Retai
DAPC
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tt.  CRAIG,
Blacksmith.
Herses Shod with Scientific Accuracy by a SMITH
of many years' experience..
Waggons of all Kinds Made to Order.
REPAIRING PROMPTLY DONE AT LOW RATES.
GENERAL BLACKSMITHING DONE WITH
EXPEDITION AND ACCURACY.
BASTION STREET, NANAIMO, B. C.
Notice.
A. K.  JOHNSTON ct CO.,
> ppointed Agents for the
have   been
BRITISH COLUMBIA FHtK INSURANCE
COMPANY,
to act for Nanaimo and vicinity, and
are now ready to accept risks.
M. H. Cowan,
Secretary and Treasurer,
Virroria, Mav list. i8J"v
'is-
SMkJSj&U^%mP^ua>&^.\ t
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wr m «t fi TtWSITk
grades sold
SUGARS"-^™ large importation of finest
in barrels or smaller quantities at Lowest Possible Prices.
Island & Portland Flour
HAMS AND BACON,
Teas sand Canned. Goods.
Full assortment direct from paokers.
BUTTER, CHEESE,
AND VEGETABLES.
A large and varied stock of Clothing sold cheap for cash.
Ladies' Fashionable Bazaar.
Nanaimo is retrograding ?
The first term of Prof. Hanshaw's
writing school at Institute Hall is now
about completed, and from the general
improvement in the penmanship of the
pupils we believe it has been a decided
success. As there seems to be a general opinion that the lessons should continue, the Prof, has decided to give a
second term which will, after a few
days vacation, commence on Monday,
August 23, at 4 o'clock, p. m., and
there will also be evening lessons as
formerly. *
Some time bacjc Sir John Macdonald told
the foilowing clever-trick: "Thc funniest
case of smuggling I ever heard of," said Sir
John 'was the business venture—and a successful one' for a time—of a remarkably bright
and comely young woman.    Her method was
"Ye*, but think of the poor people who
can't pay high prices for butter. And then,
too, think of the ignorant folks who don't
know good butter like this from nasty bull-
grease,"
"Well, all I've got tosay," replied the dear
old granger, "is that-any man who can't tell
that kind of butter from olemargarine ought
to be pizened with the bogus stufl'."
If that farmer's eye should happen to fall
on this story that wicked young man.will probably get something like his just deserts.
Didn't Blame Thtm.
Mrs. J. C. McGregor,
VICTORIA   CRESCENT.
THE PRINCIPAL DRESS-MAK-
I    ing and Millinery Establishment in the
City.   Carries a large assortment of—
HATS, BONNETS,
FT.OWERS, LACES,
SILKS, FANCY GOODS,
and
LADIES' APPAREL.
Employs the Largest Force of Skilled Assistants of auy Dry House in town.
Agent for the "WHITE"' Sewing Machine
PALACE RESTAURANT
CHOP
AND
HOUSE.
The new baby had proved itself the possessor of extraordinary vocal powers, and had
exerted them much to Johnny's annoyance.
One day he said to his mother:
"Ma, my little brother came from heaven,
didn't he ?"
"Yes, dear."
Johnny was silent for some time, and then
to load a lot of valuable, compact goods under
the robes and seat of a sleigh in which she I he went on:
and a man would seat themselves in thc guise J     "Say, ma."
of mere pleasure riders, and then the disguised j     "What is it, Johnny ?"
load would run right through a town where a      "I drtn't blame the ang»l» for bouncing him,
customs officer was stvitioncd.   He would stop do you."
the sleigh for  the usual examination.   The
couple, hiding their anxiety under a merry,
careless manner, would object good-humoredly
to the delay on the score of the cold weather.
'Do you think I am a smugler ?' the girl would
laughingly exclaim. Then, with a shiver of
her form, a chatter of her white teeth, and a
pretty leaning of herself snugly against her
companion, she would add : 'A smugler,
indeed ! In this weather I'd rather be a snug-
ler.' The joke and the joker carried a cargo
safely along unexamined a dozen times at as
many points, for who could disturb the pretty
creature; but at length she undertook to go
over the same route twice and got caught."
ARRIVAL OF THE PREMIER.
RECEPTION OF SIR JOHN AND LADY
DONALD.
MAC-
Some idea of the' lavish expenditure of
Australia, New Zealand and India at the
Colonial Exhibition may be obtained from the
fact that the show cases for some of the New
Zealand exhibits were made in London, Eng.,
at a cost of .£1,200. Some Canadians who
may have thought an expense of ^20 for show
cases too liberal, will thus see what the Dominion has to compete with.
OYSTERS,  CHICKENS,   GAME,
and every Delicacy in Season.
Served at all hours and in the best style.
FIRE!
Liverpool and London and Globe
Insurance.
iETNA INSURANCE CO.
OF HARTFORD, CONN.
RISKS ACCEPTED AT CURRENT RATES.
W. K. LEIGHTON,
Agent.
Sir John and Lady Macdonald and
party arrived by the E. and N. R. R.
at 1:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
Mayor Bate read a civic address to Sir
John: but it was read in an a'most inaudible voice. Sir John then replied
briefly, stating that he had come over
the E. and N. Railroad, and that it
was very well built, but more work
would have to be done to make it complete. He said that his visit was one
of unalloyed pleasure, and praised the
scenery and climate, and said he might
revisit Nanaimo, when he would stay
longer.
The school children then sang "God
Save the Queen," after which the band
struck up "Our Jack's Come Home
To-day."
.  .TENDERS
ARE INVITED UP TO NOON.
on the 21st inst., for EXTENDING
and REPAIRING the MASONIC BUILDING, according to specifications, to be seen
at my office,
C.  C. MoKENZIE,
Sec. Ashlar Lodge,
No. 3  A. F. and A, M.
NOTICE.
OWING    AC
Estate of  JOHN
WHITFIELD are hereby  notified to pay
the same to the undersigned.
C  C. McKENZIE,
Victoria Crescent,
JILL     PERSONS
H,   COUNTS   to  the
HIRST BRO'S,
—:o:—
COMMERCIAL ST.,  NANAIMO.
—:o: —
The above Firm carry a Full Stock
of Dry Goodi, Groceries, Hardware,
Agricultural Implements, Jewelry, Cutlery and Fancy Goods, &c,
IMPORTED DIRECT.
Walter wilson,
IMPORTER OF
Stoves, Grates, Ra. ges, Pumps,
Lead Pipe, Zinc, Etc.
AND MAHUtACTURF.il OF
TIN, COPPER, ZINC AND SHEET IRON WARE.
Ai_SO METAL ROOFEF,
KKPAIHIJfU IIOMR Ai' SHOUT NOTIt'K.
COMMERCIAL STREET, NANAIMO.
The Fnrmera' Store. Comox.
The Crescent Store, Nanaimo.
ARTHUR BULLOCK,
DRY GOODS AND MIIUNERY
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*
lushing Goods. Being a direct importer from the European
and Eastern markets, I am enabled to offer Goods at most
reasonable rates. My stock of Millinery is now most com«
plete, and I can show a more fashionable and stylish class of
goods than any other house in British Columbia. Some
elegant styles in
ADIES' CMKSiDOLMANS
GREAT BARGAINS IN FLANNELS AND BUCKETS.
P———ISM— ——MB— WW
Terms Cash. ARTHUR BULLOCK, Crescent Store.
ACEUT HORTH BRITISH AND MERCANTILE INSURANCE COMPANY.
Jas. Abrams. D. J. MoLban.
VANCOUVER CLOTHING. HOUSE,
Jsls. -AJtoreiiEis <& Co.
Luge and complete stock of Men's, Youths', Boys' and Children's
OVERCOATS
ULSTERS.
101'   c'
QUANTITY, QUALITY AND CHEAPNESS NEVER BEFORE EQUALLED IN
.NINAXHO.; •'.
Shirts, Collars, Gloves, Gents' Furnishings,  Mitts, Ties, anu
Braces are Specialties.     A direct importation of a large
lot of Underclothing, also a large parcel of French
HAND-MADE SHOES AND GERMAN SLIPPERS
Never before introduced into this Market.
NO TROUBLE TO SHOW GOODS.
Farmer's Market.
E. HODGSON, Proprietor.
COMMERCIAL STREET,
NANAIMO.
Having purchased the above POPULAR MARKET from Mr. David
Hoggan, I will keep constantly on
hand a full assortment of '
MEATS   AND VEGETABLES
Orders for Hotels,. Families and
Shipping supplied at short notice, and
delivered free of charge.
Dealer in Horses, Cattle, etc. "^^
DISCOUNT FOR
CASH.
We have lately received a large—in
fact the largest, cheapest, and best line
of
ENGLISH MERINO
UNDERCLOTHING,
from $1.50 a suit upwards.
A large and well selected stock of
English clothing from $15 to $22 per
suit. We have the largest stock of
white and colored shirts, hats, caps,
and ties, boots and shoes in Nanaimo.
IjgTThe above goods will be sold
at five per cent, discount for cash.
COME ONE ! COME ALL I
JAMES ABRAMS & CO.

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