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No. 15.
NANAIMO, BRITISH   COLUMBIA, AUGUST 4 th,   x886,
Vol. II.
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WESTWARD HOI
PUBLISHED BI-WEEKIA
A NOVEL SPORT.
Spanish Officers  Make  Roaches Fight for
Their Amusement.
Philadelphia Ne,ws,
"Come in here, I want to show you
something you never saw before." The
speaker was Captain Jose Alviredo of
the schooner La Senorita Isia, which
lay at the foot of Walnut street, and
the person addressed was the maritime
reporter of the Daily News,
Following the bronzed and bearded
mariner into the cabin, the reporter
wag there introduced to Juan Nunez
And Pedro Touriscke, the inferior officers of the vessel. They were sitting
at a table apparently about to begin
some game, for each had a little pile of
Spanish minor coin in front of him,
but instead of either cards or dice there
was a small glass cage-like construction, in which there were what at first
glance appeared to be several very
diminutive mice. On closer inspection
they were seen to be insects. They
were Nicaraguan fighting cucarachas,
and the Spaniards were about to enjoy
a few bouts between several pairs of
the monster Insects. To make it interesting for each other they had the
little piles of coin handy to bet on
points. Captain Alviredo motioned
the reporter to a seat, placed several
glasses and a decanter of aguardiente
on the table and then started the fun.
The two fiercest-looking of the insects
were brought out, and queer-looking their holds they were faced at each
under  its   inspiration   the  cucarachas
went at it in earnest.    They showed
that they could  fight "a  little  bit."
Juan, the one with (he white ptripes,
made the first rush, and got in a clip
on  Domingo's head with his shears,
but   Domingo   countered   beautifully
with his right wing and staggered Juan,
at the same time rendering one of the
latter's left legs almost useless by sawing
it nearly off.   They then  rushed in,
clinched and wrestled for a full minute,
amid the great excitement of the audience.    The jumble of Spanish words
and Spanish coins made a great mixture, and the American visitor was unable to tell who owned which.   The
little pieces of money changed hands almost as often as the combatants changed
their positions or holds, and by the time
the first bout was over the coin piles had
changed back and forth several times.
* A short rest followed the first bout
and then they went at it again.   Domingo lost a hind log at the first onslaught,   and   Juan had his left eye
gouged out by a blow from Domingo's
wing.   They took hold again; this time
their forceps got locked and their wings
were the only weapons left. These were
used with terrible execution. The combatants rolled over and over, and the
Spaniards got as evcited as an audience
at a bull-fight.   Though Juan was the
heavier and stronger at the beginning
of the fight, the punishment which the
more active Domingo inflicted upon
him soon began to jjJl, and before the
second bout *as over-.the latter had
things all his own way, and he dragged
Juan all over the ring and IfSMd all
over him, literally wiping the floor with
him.
As soon as they were broken from
A   Benedict  Tails   How a  Married  Woman
Goes to Sleep,
Cincinnati Enquirer.
There is an article going the rourrS
entitled "How the Girls Go to Sleep."
The manner in which they go 10 sleep
according to the article, can't hold ;.
candle to the way a married woman
goes   to   sleep.     Instead of thinkinu
what she should have attended to before going to bed, she thinks of it afterward.    While she is revolving thes
matters in her mind, and while snugly
tucked up in bed, the old man is scratching his legs in front of the fire and wondering how he will pay the next month';
rent.    Suddenly she exclaims: James
did you lock the door?
Which door, says James,-
The cellar door, s^ys she,
No, says James.
Well, you had better go down and
lock it, for I heard some one in the bai k
yard last night.
First Saturday Night Under Prohibition.
things they were to an American eye.
They were brought all the way from
Lobregat; Nuiricatos, where they are
caught and used by the natives as fighters, just as dogs and game fowl are
used by Philadelphians. They were as
large as the first joint of a man's thumb,
and they were well armed and armored
for a battle. They were provided with
an armor-like shell, and natural weapons pointed from all parts of their
big, ugly bodies. Their wings were
edged with a lot of teeth-like points
which are very effective, but the great
weapon with which they did most of
the work was the strong pincers, which
worked, not with the usual lateral motion, but up and down with a pair of
shears. The captain, in order to make
the insects distinguishable from each
other, had painted a white stripe on the
brown wings of one and he was called
Juan. The other, by common consent,
received the name of Domingo. The
cucarachas were pretty svenly matched
and both knew what they were there
for.
They were put inside of a sort of r.it
made by placing the rim of a cheese-
box lid on the table, and in this they
did their fighting. When they were
first put in they went hunting for each
other in opposite directions, and the
Spaniards made some very emphatic
remarks in their native tongue, which
may have been prayers, or may have
been explanations that they were ,(spir-
ring for wind," but the remarks were
unintelligible to the only American
present. They were faced at „ach
other again by the second mate, and
they caught sight of each other for the
first time. They settled dowu until
their brown bodies touched the table,
then raised up like two bucking goats,
dropped again and circled a la "Nichie"
Golden, and did some more sparring
for wind, while they eyed each other as
though "measuring up."   This wasfol-
| other again. Juan turned his back and
showed the white feather, or rather the
white stripes, and led Domingo a chase
around the ring, and would not give
the latter a chance to go in and finish
him. The foot race grew tiresome to
the spectators, and they removed the
insects from the pit, cleared the pit off
the table, put the decanter and glasses
in its place, and opened a contest in
consuming aguadiente, in which the
captain came out ahead and the reporter
came out with a head.
A Fashionable Bathing Suit.
Young Lady—Arc you going shopping,
ma?
Mother—Yes, my darling.
V. L,—Will you bring me a quarter of a
yard of navy blue serge!
M.~Certainly.    Do you want it t* patch?
V. L.--No. I want it for a bathing suit,
and please bring me twenty-five yards ef
trimming.
M.—Yes, but hadn't you better use the
trimming for a suit and the navy blue serge
for the trimming.
Could Fool Almost Anybody.
Col. R. G. Ingersoll, in a recent legal argument said: "Whenever anybody makes
haste to do wrong, they are very apt to stumble. If people were as ingenious as they are
wicked, rascality would rule the world. Hut
they generally lack ingenuity. Boil it down
aa you will, there, is nothing smart In meanness i honeity it pretty nearly genius, I have
•ometimei thought that a perfectly honest man
could fool almost anybody."
The house at Endsleigh, where the Duke
and Duehess of Bedford will stay most of the
summer, is unique. It is a cottage which
was built about seventy years ago, and probably it is thc most luxurious cottage in thc
world, while the grounds, richly wooded and
stooping to the Tamar, are exquisitely beau-
ful. There are 60 miles os gravel walks and
grass rides. The building and laying out of
the place cost $100,000. Endsleigh is locally
known as "The Paradise of the Tamar."
lowed by some more Spanish lingo, and j plosion.
The Tower of London has been re-opened
to visitors, after having been closed for more
than a year on account of the dynamite ex-
Ac orJingly James puddl-.s down the
stairs and locks the door. About the
■time James returns and is going to bed
she remarks; Did you shut the stair
door?
No, says James.
"Well, if it is not shut the cat will
get up into the chamber,
Let her came up then, says James,
ill-naturedly.
My goodness, no! returns his wife;
she'd suck the baby's J^rain.
Theu Jamesfpaddles\do\\ n stairs again
and-'stips on aVacktaldoses tfjjti sja'ir
door aid curses thereat, and returns
to the bedroom. Just as he begins to
climb into his couch his wife observes:
I forgot to bring up some water; suppose you bring up some in the big tin.
And so James, with a muttered curse,
goes down into the dark kitchen and
falls over a chair, and rasps all the tinware off the wall in search of the 'big'
tin, and then jerks the stair door open
and howls: Where the deuce are the
matches?
She gives him a minute direction
where to find the matches, and adds
that she would rather go and get the
water herself than have the whole neighborhood raised about it. After which
James finds the matches, procures the
water and comes up-stairs and plunges
into bed.
Presently his wife says; Jajjaes, let's
have an understanding about money
matters. Now, next week I've got to
pay—
I don't know what you'll have to pay,
and don't caret shouts James, as he
lurches around and jams his face against
the wall; all I want is sleep.
That's all very well for youl snaps
his wife, as she pulls the covers viciously. You never think of the worry and
trouble I have; and there is Araminta,
who, I believe, is taking the measles.
Let her take 'em, says James.
Hereupon she begins to cry softly;
but about the time James is falling into
into a gentle doze she punches him in
the ribs with hei elbow and says: Did
you hear that scandal about Mrs.
Jones?
Where? says Jones, sleepily.
Why, Mrs. Jones.
Where? enquires James.
I declare, said his wife, you are getting more stupid every day. You know
Mrs. Jones that lives at No. 21? Well,
day before yesterday Susan Smith told
Mis. Thompson that Sam Barker had
said that Mrs. Jones had—
Here she paused and listened. James
is snoring in profound slumber. With a
snort of rage she puils all the covers
off him, wraps up in them and lays
awake until 2 a.m., thinking how badly used she is. And that is the way the
married woman goes to sleep.
Atalanto Constitution.
Saturday night and no bar-rooms
opan. Never before did Atlanta have
such au experience. I walked around
througq the heart of the city at 8
o'clock, as I had done many times before, and watched the figures hurrying
along under the glare of the electric
iights. There was the tramp, tramp,
tramp of innumerable feet, but the
town was at least two hours ahead of
time. The streets were quite enough
for 10 o'clock, I noticed very few
loungers. Almost every man seemed
to have some business to attend to. In
fact there was no particular eddying
place far the men about town. In vain
I looked for the folding doors and
the bright lights of the drinking-rooms.
In vain I listened for the sound of clinking glasses and the buzz and bustle of
Saturday night in the bars. I saw a
fish-stall or two, some clothing stores,
a restaurant or so, and some drug stores.
There were some meat stores also, and
here and there stood a confectioner's
stand. An ice-cream man, somewhat
disheartened by the coolness of the
July evening, was shouting in a subdued tone. I wondered if any old
soakers, made sober by statute, were
carrying home surprises for the family.
I wondered if the fish dealers sold any
more fish than. usuak» and if thebi
men sold any"«tatra roi
they dldlfc L\ us
least a few of the
tears were dried when
father got home last night.  '
They tell me there is a "soda cocktail" which can be bought by the 'right
man at the right time.' I do not mean
to intimate that all soda coektails are
loaded; but they say that some men
for a wink and fifteen cents can get a
soda cocktail that is warranted not to
rip at the side or run down at the heel.
JOSEPH M. BROWN,
WATCHMAKER,
JAMES M. BROWN,
Merchant   Tailor.
Five Doors North of thc Post-Office,
FRONT STREET,  NANAIMO.
West of England   Cloths,
[S ^weedi, 3hd< Serges. %^
■JSTImported Direfet. *^|
so, thjat at
used to
The Utility of the Pocket.
Cincinnati Enquirer.
Who ever knew of a nattily-dressed
young lady whose cloak was ornamented
with side pockets conveniently located,
who would not allow her hand to occasionally hide in the pockets' mysterious
depths?
Many an actress whose reading has
been faultless has fallen because her
hands were in her way. There were no
Dockets in which they could hide.
The walking gentleman of the stage
is always au fait in pronunciation and
in his attitudes. He often poses with
one hand in his pocket.
The most distinguished of public
speakers occasionally stand with one
arm describing the line of beauty, while
his words are made emphatic by the
gesture of the other.
Put your hands in your pockets if
you want to; that is what pockets are
for. They were never intended for
book-shelves, carryalls or ware-rooms.
If the boom of pants pockets had
been given to man in the time of Julius
Ctesar, that able gentleman would never
have been seen wearing the toga.
Napoleon, who was the arbiter of the
world, could have set an illustrious
pocket example had not his hands been
so busy with the sword.
What Emperors would have done
had the opportunity been afforded, t-he
private citizen of this advanced age is
likely to do.    The pocket has been too
long tabooed.
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She Fell,
\\7ATCHES   AND    CLOCKS
V¥     CLEANED AND REPAIRED   AT   VERY    REASONABLE
RATES.
ALL   WORK  done  on
the premises.
Next door to James Brown's Tailoring E«-
tabllshment.
FRONT STREET, NANAIMO.
tl Apl24.86
A young gentleman well known about town,
called to see his inam.irata, after being absent
from the city for several clays, and was greatly shocked when she said, "George, dear, I
fell the evening you wert away, and was unconscious for several hours." "Where did
I you fall?''he asked eagerly.    "Hell asleep."
ALWAYS ON HAND, FOR BALE AND
MADE TO ORDER.
TEMPERANCE HOUSE.
BASTION STREET, Opposite the Literary
Institute, Nanaimo, B. C.
Mrs. J. K. Gilbert,
Having furnished this establishment with all
the necessaries appertaining to a
First Class Boarding and Lodging House
Can now accommodate Transient and Per-
maneat Boarders or Lodgers.
J^"Board and Lodging per week.... $6.00
Board and Lodging per day....   i .00
Board per week  5.00
Single Meals eo
Beds 50
ROCK BAY SHIP YARD.
GRAY & DUMBLETON.
BUILDERS ANH DESIGNERS
—Oi'—
STEAMBOATS, LAUNCHES, and
SAILING VESSELS.
 I	
IMPORTERS  OF   MACHINERY   AND   MFCHANICS
TOOLS OF THE LATEST PATTERNS.
 1	
Agents f.rr the New Improve:l Coal Oil Engines.
victoria, n, t',
Dr.L.T.DAVIS.
Graduate of Queen's University, Montreal.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
NANAIMO, B. C.
Office.—Smith's Building, Commercial St.
Office hours: 10 a.m. to 12; 2 p.m. t04p.n1;
6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
D. DAVIS,
Short Bridge, Victoria Crescent,
Nanaimo.
BOOT AND SHOEMAKER.
tti-.ly rii-Kt-i liiss Material l>;o«I.
No Chaap and IVdrthlM* GobiIh Kapt by Uo Attn*
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WESTWARD HO!
WEDNESDAY August 4, 1886
A careful investigation reveals the
fact that the recent accident on board
the Queen of the Pacific was not due
to any dangerous property in the coal,
but to a well-recognized fact that atmospheric air, densely impregnated with the
dust of any inflammable substance, will
ignite if touched by a flame, and when
ignited, the fire communicates from
particle to particle suspended in the atmosphere with lightning rapidity, producing, not an explosion, but a momentary fire, that is very fatal to those
who are enveloped in it. It is evident
the dust was ignited in this case by a
lamp in the hold. Such an accident is
of rare occurrence, but is liable to bap-
pen anywhere and with any coal. Not
long since a similar accident killed several men onaNew York steamer leaving
Liverpool Docks. The unfortunate
phase of the accident here has been
the large number of injured, of whom,
up to this date, four have died.;
Under the influence of strong emotion we can not say to our many kind
friends what would be appropriate, and
what, would but feebly express our feel*
ings in respect to last Saturday's munificent gift. We have done nothing deserving of such kindness,.and are: constrained to believe that the act was
evoked by Jambs Harvey's conduct
It was a telling rejoinder to his threats
and feeble attempts to crush us out.
Mr. C. C. McKenzie has in this matter heaped coals of fire on our head.
His kindness has been the more conspicuous because it was not deserved.
Our duty henceforth must be to prove
worthy of the respect of those who have
shown in so tangible a manner how
many and how true, how ready to;sacri-
fice self are our friends in and about
Nanaimo.
aps
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Boys fatting Acquainted.
The Victoria Press are at present
abasing themselves before Sir John,
and overflowing with flowery descriptions of our provincial resources; but
the one element, and probably the only
one that has any great value is never
mentioned. All along ithas been Duns-
Minn's avowed policy to prevent any-
other company from engaging in the
coal business. A healthy competition
would be beneficial in that business;
but with his narrow views that is what
Dunsmuir dreads. The people of Victoria, not being directly interested, pursue of course their time-borrowed role,
worship anything or anybody that pays.
Always tht Printer's Fault.
The printer yesterday made us say
that Senator Frye had "put together his
barber pole and gone a-fishing." We
did not write any such thing. We said
he had put together his bamboo pole—
bamboo, bamboo. Let us see if
the doughhead can read that.--Florida
Times-Union.
Washington Republic.
When two strange boys come together
they proceed to get acquainted something after this fashion;
"What's yer name?"
"Tommy Crupper.    What's yourn?"
'' Dickey Tabbits. Wot's your dad's
name?"
"Ole Dan Crupper, an' the dog's
name's Sniff.   Is yer dog yaller?"
"Nope; he's spotted an' wears a collar.   Got a knife to trade?"
"Yep; but I lost it. When I find it
111 swop you.   Watchy read in?"
"Third Reader.   Lus trade hats."
"I dassent; my pop won't 'low me.
My feet's the biggest."
"Well, I chawed terbacker onest."
"That's nothin'. I saw three dogs
fighting at one time."
"I was in swimmin' six times in one
day a ready."
"I had two teeth pulled las' week."
"That's nothin'. I cut my finger
most every day, an' our hired girl 'most
burnt her head off las' night."
"That's no great sight. A robber
broke into our house one time, an* my
pap's got a brother in jail."
"Well, that ain't much. My ma's
got a sister with a glass eye, an' our
baby's got four teeth an'a lump on its
head what makes it cry all the time.
Can your father play the fiddle?" j
"Maybe I ain't got a brother who
can turn a han' spring an' walk on stilts.
Why don't you brag?"
>  "Who's a braggin'?   I wouldn't be
a.blowhard."
"Don't youwtt me that, or WW"
"Vou will, will you?"
"Yes, I wUlt"
"No, you won't I"
•Twllir
"You won'tl"
"Will—will—will!"
"Won't—won't—won'tl"
"Touohrme if you dare."
"Don't you pucker your mouth at
me,, or I'll smash yer nose."
'   "If I was a girl I'd wear a dress."
"Wait till I ketch you some time,
an'% lick you till you can't walk."
"Put a chip on your shoulder and
I'll knock It off."
"No, you won't."
"Yes, I will."
"You won't, either!"
"I will if you dare me to."
"Well, I dare you, an' anybody
won't take a dare '11 steal sheep. There
it is, smarty, an' now let's see: what
you'll do."
The next instant both boys are rolling in the dust, pulling hair, and trying
to chew each other's ears. From this
time on they consider themselves well
acquainted, and take a friendly interest
in each other.
HYDROPHOBIA OR BEE STING.
Dtath Following a Sting in an Arm Bitten by a
Dog Ton Months BoSore.
Robert Robinson, the 16-year-old son of
Col, John Robinson, of Wadesboro, (N. C),
lately died there of hydrophobia. In August
last a strange dog came to his house and attacked one of the yard dogs. Robert Went
to the rescue of his dog and was bitten on
the arm by the strange dog, which then ran
off. It attacked several other dogs while running away, but was finally killed, Robert's
family feared the results of the bite, as all the
evidence indicated that the dog was mad, but
so long a time elapsed without evil consequences that their fears entirely ceased. On
Tuesday last the young man was stung by a
bee on the arm bitten by the dog. Robert
suffered great pain. On Saturday morning,
while engaged in conversation with his
mother, she observed that Robert had fallen
into a strange mood, laughing frequently
outright and immoderately without apparent
cause. H< admitted that there was nothing
to laugh at, but that he could not help it.
His father being, informed of his peculiar condition, and at the same time noticing unusual
nervousness in the patient, suggested taking
him to a physician, but proposed first to give
Robert a milk toddy to quiet his nerves. The
sight of the liquid threw the young man into
convulsions, which continued until several of
the physicians of Wadesboro and vicinity arrived. The most powerful opiates were administered, and .even the profuse application
of chloroform failed to keep him quiet long at
a time. He foamed at the mouth, gnashing
his teeth in the effort to bite the attendants
at the bedside. In his lucid intervals, although
brief, the poor victim gave every intelligence,
and, realizing that he must die, he expressed
a resignation to God's will, and prayed that
all others might be spared the fate that had
befallen him.
J^MES   H .A. R "V E TT:
Planaimo and. Wellington,
Importer of English, Eastern and American
MERCHANDISE,
A. R Johnston.
T. W. Glaholm.
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Peculiarity ol Boos.
Froneh Sardines From Canada.
"What, 40 cents for a little can of French
sardines like that!" exclaimed a lady at a fish
store yesterday. ''Vet, mum," replied the
dealer, "you see this Canadian fishery fuss
cut off our French sardine supply and the
price has tit,"
* 1 >
It is reported that the Picton, N. S., coal
mine owners have secured contracts to supply
the Intercolonial Railway with 75,000 tons
ol coal for the current year.
At a meeting of the Imperial Federation
League in London, Sir Alexander Gait urged
the formation of a Customs union among the
colonies. He said he did not see why, if
Canada entered a confederatioe for mutual
defence, America should not do likewise,
making the English-speaking nations one free
and prosperous community.
The "conscience fund" at Washington, be-
gun»in 1827, now amounts to $220,000, and
is increasing every year.
A correspondent of the Bee Journal
writes, that, a brood of chickens were in
the habit of frequenting the shed in
which he kept his bees. The bees
stung all the dark-colored ones to death,
yet did not molest the light-colored
chicks. Why the preference? The
editor writes that he has frequently
spoken of the advantage of wearing
light clothes among the bees. Woolly,
fuzzy and dark materials are objected
to by bees. A man with a plug hat on
rarely gets stung, unless by a bee that in
trying to "shoot the hat" aims too low
and hits the face by mistake, while a
companion at a suitable distance is perfectly safe.
An English Bankrupt.
New York World.
One of the most disgraceful eaies of bank,
ruptcy adjudged during the past month it that
of Lord Henry Lennox, who was a Cabinet
Minister under the Beaconsfield Administration. He married a couple ol yean ago the
enormously wealthy Mrs, WhU, who, besides
her fine house in town and her placet in the
country, isi.oted at each State ball and drawing-room for the incomparable magnificence
of her jewels. Lord Henry's brother, the
Duke of Richmond, is one of the richptt peers,
his rent-roll amounting to over $1,000,000
per annum. As neither the Duke nor Lady
Henry—who lives on apparently the must
affectionate terms with her husband—has- interfered to save the honor of the.name, the ex-
Cabinet Minister's appeal to the Bankruptcy
Court it generally regarded at a ditbonorable
method of evading the payment of hit debts,
which amount to $55,000, hit assets being-
declared ««nil.
Another Resurrection,
Washington Hatchet.
"Noble man! Mighty martyl" murmured
the teedy man who stood in the RlggsHoute
gating at the portrait of Abraham Lincoln
which hangs there. "I have often been con.
turned with remorse when I—but stay!" and
his voice dropped into silence with a dull,
sickening thud, and he looked about apprehensively,
"Are we alone?" he asked.
In view of the fact that there were about
forty people around, the stranger was compelled to confess that they were not.
"No matter," taid the seedy person bitter-
ly, "I have carried my secret too long. When
I look into that face the past rushes back
upon me with fatal force. You have heard of
me at a pirate in the Mediterranean sea, at an
Arab leader, as No. 1 in Phoenix Park, as the
man who victualled Niksic, as—worst of all
—a preacher in Georgia, but you cannot guess
my name."
The stranger confessed humbly that the
teedy person was too international for him,
but he would venture a quarter on it.
"Thenlisten," hissed the seedy man, clutching the coin, "and bear the secret to your
grave.   I am John Wilkes Booth."
"Both.counterfeit,"murmured the stranger
softly aa be reflected that the quarter was
rather a poor article of lead.
» « ii
Mr*. Cleveland.
IsTenxalnao   &  Ohemainus
WHARFINGERS & COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
Importers and Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Grain. FeedJ
Hay and General Farm Produce, invite inspection of th«ir>
large and carefully selected stock of tbe above line of good*!
tow on view at their new store, Bastion Street, under thV
foresters' Hall, Nanaimo. Agents for P. C. S. Company'*!
line of San Francisco and Portland steamers, P. N. Company*
Bast Coast steamers, B. C. Express Company, and Saanick
Lime. In stock, Kurtz's Gig&PSi The trade sup*'
plied with the above celebrated Cigars at Victoria prices.     J
THE CELEBRATED EASTERN LIGHT O.L
In stock, the quality of which we guarantee. Also Pith OiJ,
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 Teat
tnd Coffee, the latter We roast and grind daily.
Edward Curtis in the San. Francisco Post.
"Speaking of Mrs. Cleveland, let
me tell you she will be a success. The
brightest, prettiest, most graceful mistress the White House has ever had,
she makes friends by her overflowing
good nature and downright earnestness.
She is a square, flatfooted American
girl, without a bit of flummery in her
composition, andthe makes you feel at
home at once. When she shakes hands
with you she takes your hand with an
honest grip and looks you squarely in
the face to let you know that she knows
it is you and she's glad to see you.
She has plenty of tact, but it's honest
tact, aad never descends to hypocrisy.
She strikes you as being like Cleveland
in her ability to say «No' in a way that
leaves no doubt of its meaning when
there is any eall for a decided negative.
She is a thoroughly frank, fearless
American girl, and that's about as good
a thing, I guess, as could be said of
any one."
Siinttrakt From Tight Waists.
1 It doetn't teem to me that the ladiet think
that they should ditcard corsets or wear thein
as loose as possible in this hot weather. A
small waist these hot days means bad circulation, and that means sunstroke or vertigo.
Just the other day a friend of mine was sitting
in a well-ventilated room when suddenly she
fell in a faint. She persistently refused to
come too until hen corsets were loosened, and
then, at her lungs were given a chance to
work and the blood rushed back to her head,
I saw the poor little foolish thing had iaced
hertelf cruelly because she was growing a,
trifle fleshy. And yet she had always said:
"Oh, not I don'J lace tight."
NANAIMO PROG STORE.
E. PIMBURY & CO.,
—-DISPENSING	
Chemists and Druggists
Comxneroial 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 medicine s/iould be of
the required official strength. Physicians and others can depend upon haying 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 Med.ioin.ep, Perfumery.Sponges,
Hair Brushes, Comes, Tooth Brushes
Toilet Soaps, Pure Drugs,
In faot all articles usually found in first-class drug stores
Jl   IjARGUC    stock   of
BOOKS    AND    STATIONERY
ALWAYS ON HAXTX*
NANAIMO
PIONEER NEWS AGENCY
Bstaoliehed. 18*7©.
BOOKSELLERS AND STATIONERS
 ■'" 1       "	
A Full Stock of Good&in our Line
AMERICAN S CANADIAN PERIODICALS
To order at Publisher's rates with Premiums, etc.
<&. CO.,
ViGTOlSA GRESOENT, NANAIMO, B. C.
G. BEVSLOOKWAY,
Orescent Store,
Dealer in all classes ot
GROCERIES AND DRY GOODS
Higheit CWi Price Paid (or
FURS, SKIN'S eixid. HIDHJS Tit i ii i -ifiir
/
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y
/
Lotus.
I love the lotus blossom when it wreathes
Its painted pctels in my sweetheart's tresses,
Aod she enchanted by it» odor breathes
Soft words of Igve and soothes with soft
caresses.
■I love the lotus blossom when it lies
On the white bosom of a sleeping woman,
And falls and rises as the dreamer sie,hs,
For that love's sake she yet has told to no
man.
I love the lotus blossom, for it grows
On a lone grave beside a silent river;
There my youth's mistress takes her last repose:
I loved, I hated, and I now forgive her.
—Justin H. McCarthy, M.P.
a CERTIFICATE NEEDED.
The American Troubles of a Fault-Finding
British Tourist.
Detroit Free Press.
I just do like to run across an Englishman who is fresh to this country
and determined to combat American
ideas. He is a good deal better company than an American would be in
Europe. Such a chap rode with us
from Vicksbnrg over to Jackson,
"Excuse me, ye know," he began as
the conductor came along, "but I'd
like a compartment to myself."
There was no place to put him in except the baggage-car, and when this
was ascertained he replied:
"Ah, well, I'm no bloomin' chump,
ye know?   Is this a h'air line railroad?"
"Never heard that it was," said the
conductor,
"Then why don't they direct me to
the h'air line? What's the use, ye
know, in a fellow creeping and twisting
all over the country to fetch up at some
place which is on a h'air line?"
We had no sooner got him quieted
down on that than he began to find
fault with the scenery along the road,
"It's devilish awkward, ye know, to
be gazing at nothing but a pine forest,"
he broke out. "If there are no moun
tains, cliffs, valleys or pretty villages, j
why not go to work and provide them?
They can't expect a fellow to put up
with such as this and go over the route
another time."
We rubbed him down gently, and
had restored his good nature when we
side-tracked for ten minutes for the
other train to pass.
"I'm no bloomin'chump, ye know,"
he began at the end of two minutes,
"but I certainly protest against this delay. If there is only one track, who is
to blame for it? Is my valuable time
to be taken up in waiting here because
the other train is not on time? In the
first place, there is no h'air line; then
there are no compartments; then the
scenery sets one crazy; then we must
switch off and submit to delay. Gents,
observe that I protest."
We patted him on the back and
lulled the storm, but it broke out again
as soon as we reached Jackson. He
didn't like the situation of the hotel nor
any of the rooms in it, nor the way the
porter talked back at him, and he flang
himself into a chair and exclaimed:
"I'm no bloomin'chump, you know,
but I can't go this—really I can't."
While he had been fussing around
we had- put up a little job on him, and
now informed him that there was a
carriage at the door to drive him to a
fine hotel in the suburbs—a place we
had not time to visit.
"That's jolly, and won't forget the
favor, ye know," he said as he tossed
his bags into the hack and drove on.
The driver was directed to take him
to the Insane Asylum, and the order
was faithfully carried out.
"I'm a bloomin' chump if it isn't a
fine building, though I can't say much
for the scenery," said the man as they
drove up.
• He alighted with all his baggage and
entered the superintendent's office. In
about an hour he returned to the hotel
and, bursting into the office where we
sat smoking, he hotly announced:
"First there is no h'air line; the* no
compartment; then no scenery; then
no double track; then I arrive at the
tavern to find it only a third-rate clubhouse; then I'm sent knocking about
to a suburban hotel, and when 1 reach
it what does the bald-headed old cock-
a-doodle of a landlord inform me?
Why, gents, that I've got to have a
certificate of insanity to be admitted!
I'm a bloomin' chump if your blarsted
country isn't enough to drive one wild!"
W. A. HORNE.
\
General Blacksmith and Wagon Maker.
BASTION STRFET, N'BAR THE OLp BASTION. NANAIMO.
LOCK OUT
TT.:..£ t.ro.ur-tl tlie -crvices uf a first-class IXorw-SbOfr, I am now prepared tc ill at!
Orders wit1: "Ppomptit'ide and dispatch.
DONALD    SMITH,
Notary Public. Conveyancer. Accountant, and Real Estate Agent.
BENTS AND DEBTS COLLECTED.
AGENT AT NANAI'40 FOR
PhionU   Fire  Insurance Company of London.     Established   1672.      l.«rsis  paid  eve
£14,000,000 Sterling,
Commercial Union Insurance Company of London, Capital, $12,^00,009,
BSKS    .Vri'TK!!   AT   dTJUKENT   HATES   <>F   PRESs'lTM,
OFFICE—Corner ar Coumkrciai. and Wuarf Strukts, i
Nsnaimo, 8. C
IDENTICAL   HOTEL,
NORMAN SMITH,
PROPIF.TOR,
VICTOHIA CRESCRNT,     V'ANAIMO,
 !N NEXT ISSUE FOR	
THE ADVERTISEMENT OF
Carthew's Hotel,
John Carthew, Proptr.
COMOX, B. C.
c. c. Mckenzie,
Laiul Agent, Cut tern's House Broker, Conveyancer Accountant
OFFIC«—VICTORIA   CRESCENT.
May bo feead !■ tht Ollci at other Hours, but always between 11 a. m. and 1 p. IB.
Town Lots and Farms or Sale.
'Money to Loan on Mortgage] at Low Rates.
ft.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,
BROPRIETOR.
T.   0.   JONES   &   CO.
(DIAMOND DRILL PROSPECTING COMPANY.) j
Are open to receive applications for Borings fjr Coal Oil, Qftal
and other Minerals—BY CONTRACT.
ADDRESS
T.   D.   JONES   Si   CO.,   NANAIMO.
NEWCASTLE HOTEL.
COMOX ROAD, NANAIMO.
H.    P.   SMITH,    Proprietor.
rht best qualities of WINES, LIQUORS aad CIGARS dispensed
at the Bar.
OLD   FLAG   INN.
Moor the Mechanics' Institute, and only three minutes walk from Staaaboat Laadiag.
NANAIMO, V. I.
J. E. JENKINS, Proprietor.
SUPERIOR ACCOMMODATION FOR TRAVELLERS.
The Bar ii well .supplied with thc bett of '
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.
DEW DROP HOTEL,
HALIBURTON  STREET       •      ■      ■      NANAIMO.;
George linker, Proprietor.
Pint claas aeeeaaedalteoffor regular Boarders and Lodgers,' aad the (Travelling Public
MEALS:
Breakfast, <!ja to J;   Dinner, 11 to us  Supper, 5:30^0 6:30.
NONE BUT THE BEST BRANDS '**
op
Llaawe, WinM, Mm, Porter and Cigars Dispensed at tht Bar.
The Lansdowne Brewery.
H. Rosewall, Proprietor.
Comox Road.
ALE and PORTER.
NEW    BUTOHEE   SHOP.
COSMOPOLITAN   MARKET,
CeaseerelaJ Street, aestt door to the Miners' exchange Hotel, Naaalma,
B.   QUENNELL,
Having opened as above, will keep constantly on hand an assortment of
MEATS AND  VEGETABLES.
Aid napes te receive a continuance of tbe patronage so liberally bestowed 4 "in j the t aa
r> ¥ ten years.
Meats' etc., delivered to all parte el the City free ol charge
A First Class] FRENCH COOK has charge of  tht Cteism
R.    WATKINS,
PROPRIETOR.
THE   NANAIMO   PHARMACY.
G.   H.    BLAKEWAY,
Dispensing Chemist and Druggist, Bookseller and Stationer.
VICTORIA CRESCENT, NANAIMO, B. C.
Christmas and New Year's Cards at Blaktway's Drug aod Stationer /
Store.
KjTPRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.*"0
EDWARD      UGHE8,
Long  Bridge,  Nanaimo.
STRONG  BOOTS  AND SHOES FOR WINTER WEAR
MEN'S, WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S
CHEP FOR   CASH,
PROVINCIAL  HOTEL, f|
VICTORIA   CRESCENT.
Vaderlke present management this fine Hotel has been re-fitted and re-painted
md now affords
Flrit-eiaaa Moils and Accomodations for Travellers and the General Public
The Bar is Supplied  with the best ol
WINES,     I.llllOK.S,     AUD    t'lUABS.
BILLIARD ROOM ON THE PREMISES.
J, B. JOHNSON,     Proprietor.
.TOHjST hooper,
VICTORIA CRESCENT,
SADDLED AND HARNESS MAKER.
Drtss Making is carried on in connection with tht about business
Special attention is invited to a select assortment of Hand Palntee] Voire*
saitable fur brackets, etc.
J.   T.    O'BRIEIST,
Albert Street Nanaimo, B. C.
ORIENTAL       OTEL,
Victoria Crescent.
. A EASSON,  Proprietor.
The Bar. wkiea has been recently beautified, will always be round well slocked with the
best brands of
WINES,   MOTORS,   AND   t'ltJAliS.
A well supplied RESTAURANT in connection with the above.
Teaming and Draying Done on Short Notice.
Q. MONTGOMERY,
Corner albert and Commercial Streett.
DEALER   IN
Groceries,     Fruits,   Vegetables,    Cigars,    Tobacco
Candies, etc.
FREQUENT    CONSIGNMENTS     OF    FRESH    FRUIT.
Waod. and Coal Promptly^Delivereel to any part of the Cit> WESTWARD HO!
WEDNESDAY August 4, 1886
Home IN"ews.
City, Island, And Province.,
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS
UMAMD BBHATTA.
EXCURSION TQ   VlCtORIA.
Bricks and Mortar vs. Love-Making.
On Sunday night last, between 10 and II
in the evening, a well-known bricklayer retired to rest at his residence on W. street,
and had succeeded in getting more than the
traditional forty winks, when he was almost
distracted by hearing considerable conversation, accompanied by occasional fits of
laughter, on the street near his gate. Thinking it was an unseemly hour for love-making,
and extremely irritated by being thus rudely
awakened, he got out of bed and noiselessly
unfastened and put up the window. To his
surprise he discovered a female school-teacher
and another female aspirant for the same
honor, together with two gentlemen. The
man of bricks and mortar, thinking the conversation might continue for some time, took
the liberty of crying out in a stentorian voice:
"You two fellows had better be off home;
and you girls, come in here right off and go to
bed." Thc effect was electrical. Thc gentlemen, upon beholding tlie irate figure at the
window, and wishing that they could sink
into their boots, mumbled out "Good bye"
t o the ladies, and departed ladder but wiser
Weather fine.
S.S. Alki arrived on Sunday, and is taking
on V, C. coal.
The gaol fence is no longer upon the street,
that portion of the fence having been demolished.
V. C. Co. Is building a large addition tu
the machine shop.
Thomas Evans met with a severe accident
on Saturday last while at work in the Wellington mine.
The V. C. Co. are putting up a fan at
their Esplanade Shaft. It will be the largest
in the Province.
The P. S. N. Co. will run their popular
steamer Amelia on an excursion to Victoria
on the 5th of August, The fare for the
round trip has been placed at the low sum of
$3 75-    See advt.
She'Didn't Wish to appear Still,
My dear, said a mother to her
daughter, shall I help you to some of
the corn starch pudding?
No ma, I cannot eat the pudding today, replied the young lady, for you
know Charlie is coming to.night.
Ma looks up in surprise at her
daughter, wondering if the young lady
had become deranged.
You see, ma, said the young miss,
If I eat corn starch pudding it might
impart a stiffness to my manners, and
Charlie would think that I did not love
him as well as ever.
TH2,  FAST   and COMMODIOUS
I and Popular Steamer AMELIA will
leave Nanaimo ou THURSDAY MORNING, at 3 o'clock for Victoria, to witness a
REGATTA at the GORGE. It will be
illuminated with hundreds of lights and blue
lights. Sir John Macdonald and Lady will
be present at the Gorge- The Brass Band
of H.M.S. Triumph will play during the
evening; also, a pr.rty of Glee Singers will
aid in the entertainment. .Fare for round
trip, $2 75.
Worried About Him.
He had been ont for a day.s fishing,
and as he proudly displayed the contents of his basket to his wife, she exclaimed:
Oh, John, aren't they beautiesl But
I've been so anxious for the past hour,
dearl
Foolish little one! said John, caressingly, "Why, what could have happened to me?
Oh, I didnt't worry about you, love;
but it grew so late I was afraid that before you got back to town the fish markets would all be closed.
Not the Same Set.
Are you having a pleasant time?
asked a lady of a little miss at a fashionable children's party.
Delightful, thanks.
And will your papa and mamma
come later.
Oh, dear, no; papa and mamma and
I don't belong to the same set.
Childish Ppllosophy.
Little Lll (pouting)—I 'ish I was as
big as Cora.
Merrit (amused)—You should not
have such a wish as that baby; you want
to keep young as long as you can.
Little Lil(notso sure)—I don't know
about that.    If I was as big as sister
Cora I'd wear a bustle, and then ma
touldn't spank me any more.
 «H *
Henry N. Alden is the working editor
of Harper's Monthly. Messrs. Curtis,
Howells and Warner have charge of the
departments.	
The level of the Baltic sea is found to differ
considerably in various localities. The fact
is attributable to current!,
NOTICE.
ALL PERSONS OWING ACCOUNTS to the Estate of JOHN
WHITFIELD are hereby notified to pay
the same to the undersigned.
C. C,  McKENZIE,
Victoria Crescent.
Bankrupt Sale!!
 OF THE	
WHITFIELD
STOCK!
WITHOUT RESERVE FOR CASH
ONLY
P««.^ _..:..:....   A FINE LOT OF Ladies,
UUIIIIJIHJIIIft reqs Boots and Shoes,
Clothing and Underclothing, Hats, Jewellery, Leather, etc.,
ef. E. BULMER,     :
Hammer
Subscribe
Now
For
Westward Hoi
Published Every
WEDNESDAY
AND
SATURDAY.
FIRE!
If you wish to insure your property
you cannot do better than call upon
Mr. W. K. Leigh ton, agent for the
Liverpool and London and Globe and
the /Etna Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn. Risks are accepted at
current rates. *
tt.  CRAIG,
Blacksmith,
Herscs Shod with Scientific Accuracy by a SMITH
of many years' experience,
Waggons of all Kindt Made to Order.
REPAiniNG PnOMrTLY DONE AT WW RATES.
GENERAL BLACKSMITHING DONE WITH
EXPEDITION AND ACCURACY.
BASTION STREET, NANAIMO, B. C.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Jill
Notice.
a. k. JOHNSTON*to.,  have   been
< ppointed Agents for the
UBITIBH COLUMBIA HUE INSURANCE
COMPANY,
to act for Nanaimo and vicinity, and
are now ready to accept risks.
M. H. Cowan,
Secretary and Treasurer.
Victoria, Mar tist. 18?*.
ERfES, PROVISIONS & CLOTHING,
GKESOSSNTT, WANJLXMO.
SUQARS"Extra lftVge importation of finest ■ grades sold j
in barrels or smaller quantities at Lowest Possible Prices.
Island & Portland Flour
HAMS AND BACON,
Teas and. Canned Goods,;
Full aisortment direct from packer*
BUTTER, CHEESE, FRUITS
AND VEGETABLES.
A large and varied stock of Clothing sold cheap for cash.
Ladies' Fashionable Bazaar.
Mrs. J. C. McGregor,
VICTORIA   CRESCENT.
THE PRINCIPAL DRESS-MAK-
ing and Millinery Establishment in the
City.   Carries a large assortment of--
HATS, BONNETS,
FLOWERS, LACES,
SILKS, FANCY GOODS,
AND
LADIES' APPAREL.
Employs'the Largest Force of Skilled Assistants of auy Dry House in town.
Agent for the "WHITE"' Sowing Machine
PALACE RESTAURANT
AND
CHOP HOUSE.
OYSTERS,  CHICKENS,   GAME,
and every Delicacy in Season.
Served at all hours and in the best style.
FIRE!
A. Live Readable
Newspaper.
Liverpool and London and Globe
Insurance.
>ETNA INSURANCE CO.
OF HARTFORD, CONN.
RISKS ACCEPTED AT CURRENT RATES.
W. K. LEIGHTON,
Agent.
HIRST BRO'S,
Price:,
—:o:—
1 COMMERCIAL ST.,  NANAIMO.
—:o:—
The above Firm carry a Full Stock
__ __ _._ .——»..*—«»• |of Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware,
ONLY co CENTS
v/i~ ** x   Ju   \e>M-on X vj . Agricultural Implements, Jewelry, Cut-
FOR 3 MONTHS
lery and Fancy Goods, &c,
IMPORTED DIRECT.
WESTWARD HOI will be delivered by the carrier as above
TO ANY
Part of the City or Vicinity,
50 cents for Three Months.
Apply to the   Carrier:
Charles Van Houten,
WALTER WILSON,
IMPORTER OF
Stoves, Grates, Ranges, Pumps,
Lead Pipe, Zinc, Etc.
AND  MANUFACTURER OK
TIN, COPPER, ZINC ANO SHEET IRON WARE.
Ai-SO METAL ROOFER.
UKPAIKIX; nOXE AT SHOitT XOTKT.
COMMERCIAL STRW, NANAIMO.
The Formers' Store, Comox.
Tlie Crescent Store, Nuuaimo.
ARTHUR BULLOCK,
DRY GOODS AND MILL
60 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«
nishing Goods. Bein» 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 complete, and I can show a more fashionable and stylish class of
goods than any other house in British Columbia. Some
elegant styles in
ADIES' CLOAKS k DOLMANS
m^Mr^mmmommwammtOMm bkiv-rvwrMaamssM
GREAT BARGAINS IN FUELS ANO BLANKETS.
Terms Cash. ARTHUR BULLOCK, Oreaoentfltow.
ACEMT NORTH BRITISH AHD MERCANTILE INSURANCE COMPANY.
Jas. Abrams. D. J- MoLaa*.
VANCOUVER CLOTHING HOUSE,
Jas. .A."bra.:ncis <& Co.
Large and complete stock of Men's, Youths', Boys' and Ofaildcwfe
OVERCOATS
JLNTD
ULSTERS.
QUANTITY, QUALITY AND CHEAPNESS NEVER BEFORE EQUALLED IN
Niiimo.
Shirts, Collars, Gloves, Gents'* Furnishings, Mitts, Ties, ana
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. "^fj
DISCOUNT FOR
CASH.
We have lately received a large—in
fact the largest, cheapest, and best lint
of
ENGLISH MERINO
UNDERCLOTHING,
from $1.50 a suit upwards.
A large and well selectjd 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.
sfilFThe above goods will be sold
at five per cent, discount for cash.
COME ONE ! COME ALL !
JAMES ABR-AMS& CO.

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