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 B I-W E E  i t 1.
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No. 19.
NANAIMO,   BRITISH   COLUM»IA,   AUGUST   18™,   i886-.
Vol. II.
WESTWARD HO!
PUBLISHED BI-WEEKLY
Mistaken Identity.
colony. About six o'clock one spring
evening Charles Jansen, proprietor of a
wholesale dry goods establishrrient on
Montgomery street, was seated alone in
his counting room, his clerks having
gone to supper. Two strangers entered,
one of whom felled him with a bar of
iron, while the oth€r rifled the safe of
many thousands of dollars in coin and
gold  dust.    The  clerks  found Mr,
About 300 years ago, in France,
Martin Guerre, a young lad was married jansen senseless and bleeding pn the
to his sweetheart, Bertrande. After: floori Next day he was able to describe
twelve years of mutual happiness, Mar- i hjs assaiiantS) an(j the supposed crimi-
tin disappeared and nothing was heard najs were  arrestefj  as  tney  stepped
of him for eight years. He was last
seen with a bag and stick on the road,
and he apparently returned in the same
manner. He looked just as before,
except stouter and sunburnt and with a
heavy beard. All the village recognized
him and so did his wife, who received
aboard the Sacramento boat. Tlie description of one of them agreed exactly
with James Stewart, the leader of a
gang of thieves and murderers who had
killed the Sheriff of Yuba County, and
were the terror of the State. The police
were now satisfied that they had cap-
him tenderly and without reproaches. j tUied Jim Stewart and Joe Wildred,
To her as to them, he showed a spon- his companion, and that they were the
taneous memory of every detail of the
past, and the morning after his arrival
said to her: "Please bring me my white
perpetrators of the double crime It
was feared that Jansen would die, and
the two men were taken to his bedside,
breeches trimmed with white silk; youiwhere he at once and unhesitatingly
will find them at the bottom of the j identified the smaller man, supposed to
large beech chest, under the linen." \ be Stewart, as the man who had struck
For three years they lived as man and
wife and a child was born to them.
No suspicion crossed Bertrande's mind
nor the minds of neighbors; yet this
man was not her husband, nor Martin
Guerre. A soldier who had known the
real husband in the wars, denounced
the false one as a cheat at sight. Yet,
when interrogated in court, the imposter, whose name was Arnauld Du Tilh,
answered in detail every question as to
Martin's' early life, marriage, departure,
motives. He even described the women's dresses at the wedding, and gave
all the names, including the priest who
had officiated. Every detail of Martin
and Bertrande's past history was given
in open court without hesitation or contradiction,
more than
him with the iron bar, About the
other he had little doubt, but he could
not swear so positively. The men were
tried at once, giving their names as
Thomas Berdue and Joseph Wildred.
They pleaded in vain that they were
'chums' from a mining camp, just
arrived in San Francisco, and knew
nothing of the deeds attributed to them.
It was with great difficulty and by the
intervention of soldiers thai they were
saved from lynching. Many witnesses
swore that Berdue was Stewart. They
were sentenced to be hanged on the following Friday,
But meanwhile a vigilance committee
party scouting the sand hills between
San Francisco and the Mission Dolores
In two long investigations, came upon a man half hidden, full
forty witnesses swore that j length in the sand.    He was the real
the accused was Martin Guerre, and
among them his four sisters and two
brothers-in-law. Witnesses swore to
certain peculiarities and marks on the
real Guerre, which were all found on
his duplicate. Forty-five other witnesses swore that the prisoner was not
Guerre, but Arnold Du Tilh, whom
they well knew. So equal was the balance that the Judges, not being able to
decide either way, were about to give
the accused the benefit of the doubt,
when who should walk through the
village to his home and thence into the
courtroom but the real Martin Guerre
himself. ! The imposter undauntedly
swore that the nun he had personated
was an imposter. Stranger still, he was
clearer in his memory of the past than
the dazed newcomer seemed. But
strong likenesses between persons when
separated become less striking when
they stand side by side. The four
sisters retracted at once, and flinging
themselves into Martin's arms cried:
•'This is our dear brother." The wife
also confessed that she had been imposed upon with shame and tears. The
only French report of the trial says:
"Two eggs do not resemble each other
more than did these two men," One
by one the witnesses retracted. The
fraud was put to death, making a confession that some friends of Guerre had
accosted him by that name, which had
suggested the deception, and that his
knowledge had been acquired from
Guerre himself, whom he had known as
a.comrade in the arm). This ancient
trial recalls one in the early days of San
Francisco, in 1851, when there was a
temporary committee of vigilance toaid
the slow regular police in detecting the
crimes committed by the "Sydney
Ducks," a term often unfairly used of
respectable settlers from Australia as
well as of the ex-convicts from that
Stewart, confessed that crime ant'
others, and was hanged on Friday instead of the innocent Berdue. The
latter was put beside his body when he
was cut down, and a reporter who was
present, wrote: "Berdue stood in the
presence of his dead rival, standing by
the table on which Stewart was lying,
and gazed upon the fixed features. It
was like a man looking at his own
corpse. I never before or since saw
such a resemblance. Stewart was, perhaps a little stouter, but, having seen
either one, I think I should unhesitatingly, at any time thereafter, been
willing to swear to the other as to that
one. It scarcely seems possible that
the men could have so perfectly resembled each other."—Brooklyn Eagle.
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The Irish Viceroy's Godspeed.
The farewell levee given by the Earl and
Countess of Aberdeen at Dublin Castle on
the 3rd instant was attended by a large number of the Irish National League. The streets
were profusely decorated in honor of the departing Viceroy, and an enormous crowd of
people assembled from all parts of the country
to tender the Aberdeen; a rousing ovation
when they took their final leave.
The procession was two hours passing the
Castle, Two thousand horsemen were in
line. The crowd broke through the ranks 4"
the police in their endeavors to shake hands
with Lord Aberdeen and his wife, The Vice-
roy and the Countsss were inundated with
boquets.
The farewell to Lord and Lady Aberdeen
was phenomenal. All Dublin was abroad,
and the enthusiasm was great. The procession was a gorgeous affair, the trade guilds
vieing with each other in display. There
were numerous bands in the procession, and
all played national airs, there being a marked
absence of British tunes. Lord Aberdeen
and the Countess were much affected by the
demonstration.
Mayor Sullivan asked Lord Aberdeen to
describe the scene to the Queen, and to tell
her that this was a pale forecast of the reception she will receive when she comes in person to restore to Ireland her ancient right of
self-government,
A NEW GAMBLING TRICK.
Shoving a Coin World Five Times Its Value-
How the Verdant ar.r Caught.
A pleasant-faced, gentlemanly yourg
stranger walked into the most swell of
Kearney street's magnificent drinking
palaces and called for a punch. When
the concoction was completed he raised
it to his lips, and at the same time tossed
a dollar on the bar for paymet t. The
coin fell like the hunk of lead that jt
was, and the sound produced by its
contact with the bar was as flat as the
kerchung ofa frog in striking the water.
The sound attracted the attention rfl
two or three of th* .young; man's neighbors, and they fflptd him with, some
curiosity, as if wondering what kind of
a verdant he was to attempt to passsuch
a coin. The barkeepersimply glanced
at it and smiled and waited for the
stranger to produce a substitute, The
dollar pl*ce did look, disreputabV, and
ho mistake. It was.batti-red and bruised, had a plug in one corner, and the
milling about the edges was in a state'
of sad. decay; while added to all this
was a color that betokened it to be lead
from Leadvllle, and no mistake. "What
is the matter ?" asked the patron and
proprietor of the queer piece of bogus.
The crowd laughed, and the barkeeper suggesteef'-'that another coin be
substituted for the bad dollar.
"Oh, that's it, is it?" responded the
gentlemanly young man, pretending 10
examine the date of his unsavou proffer.
"Well don't you know'a am gUvl vou
refused it; that coin is worthYive tirri s
its face value to anybody who has (,'ot
common sense."
Two or threi ot' 1 le party grabbed a
look at thu; date, and then laughed
again.
"VVhy you are a foolishi young man,"
said one of them pityingly. "Asmon.y,
a bush'.'l-basketful of these things would
not be worth a dime. 1 though! at
first it might have been an old date, but
if it was coin.u while Noah was afloat
in the ark, it would not be worth more
than it is, which is simply nothing."
With this the barkeeper felt impelled
to give the young man some kind advice
to the effect that he had better not
make any more' attempts to jiass the
dizzy thing, or he would be liable to
arrest for shoving the queer.
"That's all right, gentlemen; I'll bet
any of you $10 that that coin is worth
five times its face value, just to show
you what I am about."
"Oh, we don't want your money,"
put in the barkeeper; "just pay for
that drink and say no more about it."
"Very well, sir, I'll pay you for the
drink with any sort of money you like,
but when you grow wiser you will be
sorry that you didn't take your payment
out of that worthy, misused coin," and
with this the owner of the violation of
the law against counterfeits produced a
wallet fairly bursting with its hoard of
bills and gold, and passed over a half
eagle for the punch. The sight of this
wealth caught the crowd at once, and
two of them immediately offered to
accept the bet he had proposed a few
seconds before. The young fellow
pretended to hesitate, and then insinuated that they should give him odds on
the wager.
"Very well, since you are so clevera
numismatist, I will give you a chance
for your money; I will bet you $20 to
$10 that that coin is not worth $5 to
anyone but yourself. Of course you
cannot be judge of its worth as you are
betting on it."
"Well, that is fair, although I would
prefer to appraise the value of my own
goods. I will take your wager, and
leave it to any common sense man you
may select."
"Done."
"ll:t me, too, on the same terms?'
another- of the party, another, and, still
another.
The young man accepted all the offers,
and then offered to wager the drinks for
the party on the result. The dry^k
mixer accepted, and piled $10 on top
of tbe liquids. A respectable old gentleman was called from the other end of
the bar to hold the stakes and act as
referee. The money once deposited,
and the terms of the bet explained, the
half tipsy air the young fellow had Carried, suddenly disappeared, and with
bis penknife he carefully pned the dollar
apart. The two halves split like the
«ase of a watch, and in the centre was
a little excavation containing a splendid
genuine $5 gold piece. The referee
passed over the stakes without a word.
The barkeeper made a bluff at a smile,
but it seemed more counterfeit than the
poor old dollar, The three young men
who lost the bet fled irt search of fresh
air. The young man carefully folded
up hit dollar, took his drink, remarked
that it was a pleasant day, and went
out, leaving a trail of thick black gloom
behind him that could have supplied
the town when Ban Fox was beat for
the Suburban,— San Francisco A/fa.
Professor. Jfuxley oif*uo|jng.
At a certain debate on smoking among the
members of the Brltiih Association Professor
Huxley told the story of his struggles ih a
way which utterly put the anti-tobacconists to
confusion. "Forty years of my life," said he,
"tobacco had been a deadly poison to me.
(Loud cheers from the anti-tobacconists.) In
my youth, as a medical student, I tried to
poke, In vain! At every fresh attempt my
insiduous foe stretched me prostrate on the
floor. (Repeated cheers.) I entered the navy.
Again I t ri id to smoke, and again I met with
rlefeat. I hated tobacco. I could have almost lerit my support to any institution that
hail f rr its object *he putting of tobacco
smefkers to.dealh. (Vociferous cheering.) A
few years ago I was in Brittany with some
frier..Is. We went to an inn. They began
to smoke! and look very happy, and outside
it was very w»t and dismal. I thought I
would try a cigar. (Murmurs.) I did so.
(Great expectations.) I smoked that cigar;
it was delicious. (Groans.) From that moment I was a changed man, and now I feel
that smoking in moderation is a comfortable
and laudable practice, and is productive of
good. (Dismay and confusion of the anti-
tobacconists, roars of laughter from the
smokers.) There is no more harm in a pipe
than there is in a cup of tea. You may poison
yourself by drinking too much green tea, and
kill yourself by eating too many beefsteaks.
For my own part I consider that tobacco in
moderation is a sweetnerand equalizer of the
temper." (Total rout of the anti-tobacconists
and complete triumph of the smokers.)—
Medical and Surgical Reporter.
How He Got His Coal.
"Expect they had some fine pups at the
Chicago dog show," remarked a passenger
from Ohio, "but I have a dog at home I
wouldn't trade for the best of 'm."
"What breed is he?"
"Don't know exactly, but I call him a
coaly."
"Collie, you mean."
"No, I mean just what I say, a coaly.
Money wouldn't buy that dog. He's a cur,
but we couldn't keep house without him.
You see, several years aga I trained him to
bark at the railway trains as they passed our
house, That's his sow business—barking at
trains, He does just whoop her up, especially at coal trains, Well, he annoys the railroad men so that every fireman and brakeman
on the road has sworn to kill him. Oh, he is a
valuable dog,"
"I can't see where the value comes in."
"You cant? Veil, you could if you was in
my place, and had all the coal you could burn,
and some to sell thrown right oft at your
backdoor free of cost."—Chicago Herald.
Thus the Cincinnati Enquirer nails its
colors to the mast: "The Enquirer will print
all the sporting news, but hereafter the name
of tlw t blow-hard, drunken loafer, child-beater
and paper-fighter, John Lawrence Sullivan, of
Boston, will never appear in the Enquirer
unless he fights a man or goes to the workhouse, where he properly belongs."
JOSEPH M. BROWN,
WATCHMAKER,
WATCHES   AND    CLOCKS
vv     CLEANED AND  REPAIRED   AT   VERY     REASONABLE
RATES.
AT^t,    WORK  done   on
the premises.
Next door to James Brown's Tailoring Establishment,
FRONT STREET, NANAIMO.
tlApl24.86
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JAMES M. BROWN,
Merchant   Tailor.
Five Doors North of the Poet-Office,
FRONT STREET, NANAIMO.
West of England   Clothe,
Tweedi, and Serges.
fcjgrimported Direct. ^
ALWAYS ON HAND, FOR SALE 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.
iy Board and Lodging per week.... $6.00
Board and Lodging per day....  1.00
Board per week  5.00
Single Meals «o
Beds 50
ROCK BAY SHIP YARD.
GRAY & DUMBLETON.
BUILDERS ANH DESIGNERS
—OK—
STEAMBOATS/LAUNCHES, and
SAILING VESSELS.
IMPORTERS OF  MACHINERY   AND  MECHANICS
TOOLS OF THE LATEST PATTERNS.
Agents for the New Improved Coal Oil Engines.
VICTORIA. B. C,
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.rn;
6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
D. DAVIS.
Short Bridoe, Victoria Crescent,
Nanaimo.
BOOT AND SHOEMAKER.
Only rirst-rlnM Material Deed.
Ne Cheap and Worthier?* Goods Kopt by the Aheve J
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WESTWARD HO !
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST i8th, 1886.
JOSS TURNS UP IN THE NICK OF TIME.
years so far modified in its application
as not to place industry at a disadvan-
i tage with trade. A revival of trade in
England would mean a revival all over
the world, because whatever changes
1 may have taken place of late years in
Sir John Macdonald had driven thc i respect to centres of commercial acti-
last spike in the E. and N. Railway, 1 wry. England is still the great con-
and the worshippers of Dunsmuir had j sumer. In so far as British Columbia
paid their devotions to the "rising Sun," \ is concerned a general revival of trade
but they were not to be permitted to! throughout the world, and one that
have it all their own way. For two j would affect us, palbably could hardly
thousand years old Joss had been king occur at a more propitious season; and
of the carnival, and the whole slant- if the accession of the Tories to power
eyed fraternity, from Pekin to Canton, in England will hasten the event we
from the Great Wall on the borders of rejoice at it, but without detracting
Tartary to the luxurious abodes of Foo: from Gladstone an atom of the glory
Chow, who had not risen to the dignity' that is his in a different phase of Ensj-
of Confuciunism, had confided to his lish politics.
Progressive Australia.
A. R Johnston,
IMMENSE STOCK,
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©HWfe'
brazen ears their aspirations and fears,
and to his gilded belly the choicest
viands and daintiest sweetmeats. He
had not the manly beauty of Sir John,
Statistics recently  published reveal
facts concerning the rapid and many- ]
sided growth of our antipodean census, I
Western  Australia,  the largest of all'
those colonics  in area,  lias heretofore I
lagged far behind the others in population and material progress.    On a territory of nearly a million square miles, or
one-third as great as that of the United   "NTTo -(•—-. sa -i -vy. f~*.
States without including Alaska, there
are only 35,000 or 40,000 settlers, ana
the colony does not possess a representative government.    Now, however, the
report comes that gold fields as rich as
any yet discovered  in  Australia have
been found   in the  northern  part of
,?T?
T. W. Glaholm.
GROCERIES, ERESR PROVISIONS.
Oliera.a.iri'us
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miMriNuhKb a hwmmmm W®mm\o,
PERSECUTION OF MR. STEAD.
Eliza Armstrong's Case.
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The London Evening News says the parents
nor the cheek of "King Rab," but when | 0f Eliza Armstrong, the young girl who figured
there was anything good going on, he so conspicuously in the Pall Mall Gazette ex-
counted it a cold day if he should be posure, have »rranged to bring suit for $40,.
left out.       The petty  Mandarins ofj000 images against Mr. Stead,   formerly
Nanaimo could sound their cymbals and M#*Wtyh SLMM^I flWfflfc !£d
,   ,       ,,   . , ,        ,/      .       .    '■ "General" Booth of the Salvation Army. The
shake   their   coloured   calico  in   the' , .      .,,,   ,   ,u ,     !.i.' ilv „„.,,(„,
, claim will he for libel on the girl s parents tor
breeze, but Joss was on hand to out- j ass4ult;ng thc child.   The defendants, it is
herod   the   heralds  of the new-born 1 said, are endeavoring to compromise.   The
reign, \\l\ action threatened by the Armstrongs embraces
Let the Caucasian Moses of the nine- s>* »»u»-   Elila proposes to sue Mr. Stead
teenth century arrive by rail; he, almost'. MS.P» fot Wt ^""M*1 imprisonment,
.    :     ', '..    ,r       f       , ...   and Mr. Thompson, the proprietor, and Mr.
as ancient as the sea itself, preferred the .    ,      .u     • .     ?«■ r.... .^».k.»
, .   "        ,, Lambert, the printer of the Gazette, together
water. A large deputation met him at fot fc|$g for fly: ^ p„ents of the p
the wharf, and, amidst a great deal of' threaten to sue Messrs.' Thompson and Lam-
juvenile curiosity and visual obliquity, I bert for $7,500 for libel; and Mr. Stead foT
he received the proffered ovation with j $8,500 far libel and loss of the daughter's
dignity i, services. Mr. Armstrong.and'EHza will joint-
"Let me havea peep, Perkins/' said I jwe &%fflS&}j? for $5,000 for«•
1     r sault and wrorgful Retention or imprisonment
one small_ boy. fflWUn L^fotWoMrT&M&J <"*>*>
"Who is it?" said another.
j of the'girl and
Then
j Eliza' will sue Dr: Smith for $5,000 on a
"Oh, it's nobody," replied a third., ^^ asMtiU 4nfi cusuig distress of both
-     "Its only Harry Bolton on a )am-j.mind >Bdihody,   the preliminary itep, in,
boree," said a fourth. [ the suits have all been, taken.
■'   But all this profanity did not provoke
even a smile on the countenance of the ;
IMPRESSIONS OF TORONTO.
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brazen image of Guatama Buddha; he | Whtt, Murnallstlo Knight Thinks of the Queen
was old enough to preserve his dignity. City and )ts peop|0.     ..-.
There was.nooutburst<of Vedic song, 	
but a procession, headed by a devout     Mr- Cnarles A- Lee' official rePottet of the
exile ftomthe banks of Yang-tse-kiang, J »&*»* 2S JSffi °f ?rfS' n ,
,      . ,     .        ,     . I Pawtucket (R. I.) Gazette and Chronicle, of
bearing a, great red triangular, banner,! *hich he u ,editor and praetor, under the
emblazoned with mystic symbols, and; fading Canadian Chroniclings writes a couple
followed by four compatriots with four j of'interesting dnd readable letters on the
smaller flags, preceded His Antique j Sttprcme Lodge's stay in Toronto and his
Majesty to the Joss-house, whilst a! t»P through Canada. He says:
stage-load of musicians followed, ren-l    SuMay is Sunday hcte' ,No, Sun'ky pa"
,     .... uj-wj- iV'i   ! pers; no street cars; no open barbershops; no
'denng on unnamable instruments their iJJ^j dfljfe |Mtj no ^ pf a secular
weird Mongolian music. The rouble j charactet. Even the weather is a little off-
consisted of a melodious theme, inter- not two hours of sunshine since last Tuesday,
cepted here and there by the tintillations! and yesterday cold enough for a winter over-
of a cow-bell and the tantalizations of'coat. The streets are paved with wooden
a crashing gong. • John heap sabe-big M°<*s. and enameled with a brotherly sort
splee alle samee 'Melican man. j     mu ' +*-»———
There was a good deal of. virtuous Th? iury^System.
indignation next day.    The people who ,, ^ fayiy^ could be reformed by treat-
Importers and Dealers in Groceries, Provisions, Grain, Feed,!
Hay and General Farm Produce, invite inspection of their
large and carefully selected stock of tne above line of goodaj
row on view at ttieir new store, Bastion Street, under the.
Western Australia, and a rush of gold foresters' Hall, Nanaimo.. Agents fot. P. G. Si ^ ConipanyV
hunters has-commenced. Some author-, ^ne of San Francisco and Portland steamers, P. N. Company »
ities say that the new field is ljkely to 1 Tgagt Coast steamers, B. C. Express Company, and SaamcH'
extend over 3500 or 4000 square miles, Lime. In stock, KuS?t!Z?S GlKBLVBu ' The trade sup«
and that its total yield may exceed that piled with the above celebrated Cigars at Victoria prices.     ;
«* m m«^, THE CELEBRATED pn| L11T 0IL
In stock, the quality of which we guarantee. Also Fish Oil,
Shingles (sawn and split), Nails in any size and quantity.
Orders solicited and goods delivered free of charge to anj^
part of the city or vicinity. We make a Specialty in Tea
and Coffee, the latter we roast and grind daily.
continent. If these reports shall prove
to be well founded a great future for
Western Australia will be assured, and.
the effect upon the commerce.and industries of the world may be very important. In New South Wales the
sensation of the moment is the rich
developments in the diamond fields. A
paper of that colony claims that they
are likely to rival the fields of Brazil
and South Africa. In. one neighborhood 2460 stones weighing in the rough
625 carats have been obtained by four
men in a month, 302 carats having been
washed out of 32 loads of earth. It is
also asserted that the lot includes some
remarkably fine diamonds. The principal cities of Australia, continue to grow
at a lively rate. Melbourne passed the
300,000 line two years ago, and Sydney
has nearly 250,000 inhabitants. Adelaide, the capital of South Australia,
and Brisbane, the chief city of Queensland, bave each about 50,000 people,
and Auckland, the metropolis of New
Zealand, is rated at 60,000. The ten
largest cities of the colonies contain
nearly one-third of their inhabitants.
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tolerate the use of-suchl symbols as'the ,jng jjro^s »«'though they were citizens, not
cross and the.fro,w,n.of,rthbrns wete in'1 convicts.' 'There is no reason why a citizen
high dugeon over this Chinese irmova^ I should ftdt'ife to his labor as a juTor in a
tion that looked like a brass monkey: i^iriaTcdM with as much freedom as a
After all it won't makemuchdlfference^ fejgf Jg^f *is-S"the «■*?**«*!
I throwing in Chicago, the juror when sum-
moncd beholds an imprisonment of perhaps
Jphn b^s . not been, -evangelized ,yery.
much in British  Columb^ia-rthe hat
three  rriAnths', with a lot of lawyers reading
will go around as usual, and if prose-; hisneWsriapers 'as press censors, and clipping
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lytes are not made the o^her way we
needn't grumble.
In the first number of this journal
weven,turiedtoipr6dlet that in the struggle for supremacy on this coast the Turanian ra.Qe^onldsuc^cjumb, but the Colonist cbrirectlyS diagnosed our case somp
time, ,ago, ancl discovered that we were
not well up in the prophecy business.
Evidently John is about to have an in-
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nings, and he appropriately inaugurated
the event on the right day.   We can
well imagine the new signifipance of
"the Chinese ode:
' Oct up husband, here's the day.
Not yet wife, the sky's still gray.
Get up, sir, and on the right
See the morning star shines bright.
Shake off slumber, and prepare
Bucks and geese to shoot and snare^ ,,1., (,
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While your lute its aid imparts,
To gratify and soothe our hearts
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He may no, longer Indulge in the sor-
.: MlnoU ,'<n ii naufa wy 1 wi 11    rcr«   ■
rowful refrain of
,' 'IQ3 1 r)'l! It?     ' "A*6l.iTk«V,CAl«lijSK'ON A bAV IN SPX1NQ."
«   j Every being has a refuge whither he may turn.
"I al6ne have nothing to which to cling. '
So, seated opposite, the moon shining o'er the cliff,
lillrt(o      . I drink and sirtg tb the fragrant blossoms.
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'   '  '   Tiite1 atice'ssioh'of1 tbe 'Tories to power:
in England is likely to lead to a renewal
of business, not because of Jingoisera,
nor any particular merit of the p^rty,
o T t|ut becaiise a conservative regime has
, 0 *• long'beerrim pending, and the avowed
intention of that party in regard "to the
.. 1 ', 1 / itrade policy of the country has had art
unsettling-effect. We believe considerable good would result to English trade1
f A ?/(aWM ^n? ?ree_Trade doctrine that has
out the pVrrrts' bf'chief interest. He is, 'on the
average, "4th' Arherlcari. He lies to get out of
so odiOUs a' rJbsitibnj he would doubtless steal
if It'were necessary; he might murder and
still plead somfe'justification. The judge goes
'home 'atrirl sleeps, gets up and reais, moves
like a free man. Why should not the juror?
If he were approached, that would be his own
danger, or the danger of the cotruptot. If
the people desire a better state of things, let
them pronounce in favor of using a juror as
though.hq were a citiaen, not a slave.—The
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too Una For >'Stag* Walt.
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The following story is; WW! of an'eminekt
physician whb watched Mary Anders'dii do it-.e
part of "Juliet." the performance delighted
him till toward'the conclusion'bf thepjay,
wheh his countenance' wort! a! troubled ex;
pression. ^Vhett it was:bverhp. *ent up tp
the actress. " ''My Aeii ybung lady," he said,
"yon ate wrong in One of your effects. Don't
yon know that a. ebrpse^doesn'Cstlfteri for 'at
least *ii hours ttfter aeatlri" "Ui&^tioc-
tor," responded Mary; 'slowly, speaking iin
deep, ^rich' tori«is',";andl!'adopting a strong
American twang, ''do1 j/tiii think I am (?oing
to keep nvy audience waiting for six hours
while 11stiffen?"iiiPaH Mall Gazette.
I, nil (Il  II '.'I 1 "" * * K . ■-■ 1 Ul
i, IjLfiy. ,?arfl Jones says tha,t a, man who has
more sense than religion is. a rascal, and one
wit1} more religion than sense a fool. This is
putting .mankind in a tight place.
1 I ^Fire 97," said1 ;a busy hotel clerk to the
new porter. Presently the porter returned
looking1 Very much mussed np.   "I fired him,
^  ,^....w .  *orrj" hesaidj "but, begorra, for jist wan
usurped^ th«1fcn^li^^d"'lw' IOto«! bliesed moment I thought h* had me."
The Cascades Tunnel.
Work on the Cascades tunnel does not appear lo be very pleasant according to a correspondent of the Walla Walla Journal. He
says: "There is a stream of water pouring
over the steep rocky declivity and falling
directly at the entrance of the tunnel. The
water sweeps through the rock ami is continually dripping, which makes mud very plentiful. When the men come from work they
are all spattered with mud and most of them
wet to the skin. There is a gas that escapes
in the tunnel, vitiatingthe atmosphere. Then
after each blast thc smoke from the powder
is very disagreeable. But these difficulties
are now undergoing quite a change. A large
engine has been placed at the entrance, with
a large box leading into the interior, and immediately after a blast the smoke is drawn
out through the boxing. When asked how
long before the tunnel would be completed the
foreman said: 'Well, sir, it is 9985 feet long,
and there is about 1200 feet finished, counting
bo.h ends. We have been at work since last
fall, so ybu can figure for yourself when it'
will be compleied.'"
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There is no writer who so delights in all the
varied sounds 'of bells than TJickensj 'W who1
makes so ririuch bftheni.'" Not a hovel of'riis1
in which bells are not heard, oftentimes with
startling and dramatic force. In the Chimes
he idolizes them with ineffable tenderness, and
pathos, and Toby Veck's dream of ,climbing.
up the belfrey is one of his masterpieces. In
some of his stories the bells' sound forth only
dirges, in others 'they are monitors to warn
from crime, and in others marriage bells, (he
merriest and most gleeful of all. The door
bells, are great favorites with him. and he
makes the bell handle reveal many of the
peculiarities of his characters. Mr. Dowler
"rings the bell with' great violence,'1 Mrs.
Clennam "With a hasty" jerk," Bob Sawyer
"as if he would pull the bell out by the roots,''
the poor relation: with "apologetic softness,"
"What a demnition long time," says Mr.
Mantilini to Newman Noggs, "you hive kept
me ringing at this confounded old cracked
teakettle of a bell, every tinkle of which is
e'nbu'gh'td' th'rdw a strong man into convulsions."—Chicago- Herald.    ■
Plain English.
During the present generation reaction has
been going on in favor of plain English. Ora-,
tors, journalists, novelists ;and,,ministers, *ill
have b.:i:n forcud tply^jl^jt^jllibipopuMtr preSf]
sure. In this lushing ajf,: merVhave"no.ti'rfte
for Johnsonese. To attract (heir'attention'
one must speak and write in the anguage
that people use when they make ,love, fight,,
grumble and transact business.^Atlanta Con<
stitutlon. '   ft" "' li >vi
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Ghemists and Druggists
Commercial St., Nanaimo, B. O.
All possible care is taken to avoid low priced drucs and
chemicals, it being of the first importance to thoi iricK that
preparations used in compounding medicine aiibuld be of
the required official strength. Physicians and others can de*
p'end 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 m the city of
Patent MedJ.oin.es, Perfumery, Sponges,
Hair Brvisnes, OomTos, Tootla Brushea
Toilet Soaps, Pure Drugs,
In fact all articles usually found in first-class drug stores
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST i8m, i836.
LORD CHURCHILL'S RISE,
The Youngest Commons Leader Since Pitt.
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A Times' London cablegram says:
In comparison with the appointment of |
the Marquis of Londonderry to be Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland, everything else
that England has done in Ireland for
the past score of years appears judicious
and statesmanlike. In this selection
Tory denseness and malevolence have
equally come to a climax. What the
name of Judas Iscartot was to the early
• Chiistian, what the name of Benedict
Arnold was to the continental patriot,
-*-*-J the name of Castlereagh is to the ears
of every Irish Nationalist. In the access
of the remote bogs, on the crags of. the
isolated mountains where the rude
natives never heard of Gladstone and
scarcely knew the. name of the Queen
who ruled them for half a century, the
word Castlereagh is like the breath of
the plague in the nostrils of the meanest
•'       peasant.'
"Who is responsible for such a cruel
■'■" blunder as this?"' everybody is asking,
andtheinvariable answer js 'Churchill,'
whose mother is a sister of London-
0-?derry?s  father.,  Explanations of, or
rather speculations in regard to, the
W. ft. HORNE,
General Blacksmith and Wagon Maker.
BASTION STREET) NEAR THE OLD BASTION. NANAIMO.
Hvine (ifc,cufeil t'<e service* ofa drel-claisi I3or.se-sl.oik', I am i;o,> prepared to (Hi .11
Orders witli Promptitude and dispatch.
LC OK OUT
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Carth^w'3 Hotel,    '
John Carthew, Proptr.
COMOX, B. C,
tai
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motive for the appointment are as thick
as blackberries.   One is that London-
yff, v,j,derry'6 wife;,.,,who is:a sister.of the
pgniil a fcapegwe Shrewsbury, is a highly, beau-
. ■ i; |•'. j ;/1 ,tiful and ,char,ming rwoman>,who, backed
/!(;..;< ."by the;great wealth jryhjch her husband
jri./i' ,. gets,out of, his D,urha*n. collieries, and
• iiur.i $ .Immense Down estates,-cao establish a
1© 88fl I   ^W^ng cPurt at | Dublin,,. and induce
,,.,,,;■   the Irish,to, forget their hunger and
serfdom by the splendor of her enter'
tainments.    Another Is that Churchill
seekingi deliberately to provoke the
Irish Into^demonstrations of/ disloyalty.
Still a third is that Churchill desires,
through his weak cousin and the almost
equally weak Sir Michael Hicks-Beach,
chuf secretary, to keep the control of
the Irish   government   in  his hands.
Probably the true explanation lies in a
mixture of all three of these theories.
To tell the truth, the English mind is
farmore occupied with Lord Randolph
Churchill's new fortunes than with the
Irish, appointments. Surprise at his
leap to the chancellorship of the Exchequer mingles .with gratitude that he did
not receive the Foreign Office ihstead.
We is ten years younger than Disraeli
was when he became Chancellor, and
the youngest leader of the House of
Commons since the time of Pitt. There
is much doubt if his health will stand
-* ^bertraXn of Jy^difficuit duties, and still
.,...- „moredoiibt whe'theij hi will get on with
Lord Harringtoh, who holds the Tory
Ministry in the hollow of his hand.
DONALD    SMITH,
notary Public, Conveyancer. h\ -ountant, an<i PerJ Estate Agent.
RENTS AN'D DEBTS COT.LECTKU.
AGENT AT NANAIMO FOR
Phrenlx  Vim Insurant. Compr.ny of London,     y.siablishtrrl  1872.'    Losses  paid aye
^14,000,000  Sterling.
Commercial Union Insurance Company of London, Capital, $13,500,00c,
BSKS   ACOKUtfBD   AT   11'HKKMT   RATES   OP -pliKMIVV.
OFFICE—CORNKK OK COMMKHClAI. AND  WllARF STUWTS,
NM«lmri. b,c. UndA|tnt, Custsm'sHouse Brcler.Conveyancer ecceunlirti
OFFICE—VICTORIA   CRESCF.NT.
c. c. Mckenzie,
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IDENTICAL   HOTEL, ■
NORMAN SMITH,
VICTORIA  CRESCENT,      VANAIMO.
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Mat be faaari ia the Office at other Hours, but always between 11 ft. 111. and I p. »' ,
Town Lots and Farms or Sale.
Money to Loan on Mortgage at Low Rates.
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HALIBURTON   STREET       .      -      -      NANAIMO.
Ueorge Kaltor,  l»royrl«,tor,
..;.;-     I     -pint elaee acceaaodation'forregular Boarders and Lodgers, and the Travelling Fullii
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PalniBr,   Urainer,   UllGBr,   UmZier, »r.akrMt.6:i.toB;ninner,r*toJ!Sunp[r,5l3o»o«,,o,
7raO ....   •■,    n   j-' j "•••■• '• ',,: N0N6 BUT THI BEST BRANDS
Paper-Htnger,   $i|pi-Writer  and   Musician. or
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The Lansdowne Brewery.
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COSMOPOLITAN   MARKET,
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(DIAMOND DRILL PROSPECTING COMPANY.)
Are open to receive applications for Borings f jr Coal Oil, Coal
and other Minerals—BY CONTRACT.
ADDRESS:
T.   p.   JONES   &   CO.,    NANAIMO.
CtNWtrtlal Strctt, naxt door to th* Minora' Exchange HoUl, Nualaa,
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H.ylng opened aa above, will keep constantly on hand an aiicttatat of
MEATS AND  VEGETABUES.
NCWCASTLE HOTEL,
COMOX ROAB, NANAIMO,
H.     P.   SMITH,    Proprietor.
.   Aad hofita W receive a continuance of tire patronage so libarally bellowed 4 »Wi ta. ran
ten yean.
ttc, delivered to ill parte ot th* City tree of entr**'
THE   NANAIMO   PHARMACY.
G.   H.    BLAKEWAY,
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,rhebest qualities of WISES, LIQUORS and CIGARS dUp.ns.d
at the Bar.
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Dispensing Chemist and Druggist, Bookseller and Stationer.
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Near the Mechanic' Institute, and only three minutes wall< from Steamboat Leading.
VICTORIA CRESCENT, NANAIMO, B. C.
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ChrlsUui and New Year's Cards at Blakeway's Drug aod Statlonet?
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lyPRIGES TO  SUIT  THE TIMES.TH
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that Lord Churchill was an ardent pro- - i
nanaimo. v-. bl ■■ ..,    ..
SUPERIOR ACCOMMODATION FOR TRAVELLERS.
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protectionist last fall and committed to the
"wholesale reform ofall government de-
••' ''partmerilis.    But'it   la'impossible'to
awaken interest here Over his'failure to
■[ "'■ be consistent.   Nobody longer expects
..     .   t,hat or anything else from him but ex-
hilaration.
•Miimned with the best of
EDWARD  HUGHES,
Long  Bridge,  Nanaimo.
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ROYAL HOTEL AND RESTAURANT,
The   Largest    and  Best    Hotel  in
the  Gity.
The following is a statemont of the earnings
and expenses of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Company for last month and the last half-v
year, respectively:
Jan. 1st.
9 June 30, '86.
$4,160,341 98
3,866,737 93
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June.
■866.
Gross earnings $895,993 01
Working expenses  510,47343
Net profits  37s,449 59 l,'93.6i5 05
, . In June, ,1885, the net profits were $283,-
49° 9S; »»<* from January lA to June 30th,
1885, there was a profit of $1,114,507 93.
The pain in net profits over the same period
last year is therefore, for June, $92,958 64,
>n\\ and frpnvjanuary at to June 30th, $179,307
09. The gross earnings for June include
nothing for carriage of construction material,
.':)'/.; [ as against $70,548 92 during tha same month
last year,    •
' We don't want to fight:
But, hy Jingo, if we do—
I We ye Protestant a"d Catholic,
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Turk, Infidel, and Jew.
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-BCIjn   . .::••'     We've I'God" and "Staramon," "Allah,"
• , "Buddha," "Brahma" and "Vishnm"
MM. ;;;■/    m We've collared all the Deities, so what can Russia do?
,   , ,.. rPall Mall Gazette.
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Syon House, the historic residence of the
Duke of Northumberland, was the scene of
,\JJ » '-rl^mwonted gaiety last  week, when crqwded
with colonists  invited  to  the golden party
specially given in their honor.   As many as a
1,000 guests assembled,   among  ihem were
many distinguished Canadians.
STRONG  BOOTS   AND SHOES  FOR WINTER WEAR
WINES,   LIQUORS; "AND-CIGARS,
MEN'S, WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S
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VICTORIA   CRESCENT.
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
UaUtr tilt preMDt management this fine Hotel has been re-fitted and re-painted
and  now affords
Oysters, etc.* Supplied at any Time.  '
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Flrst-Cltn Msali and Accomodations for Travellers and Ihe General Public.
•      The Bar is Supplied with tht best of
_. „      WINKS,      LIQUORS,      AND    t'IGAHS.
BILLIARD ROOM ON THE PREMISES.
J. B. JOHNSON,     Proprietor.
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PROPRIETOR,
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ORIKNTAI.  HOTEL,
Victoria Crescent.
, A EASSON, Proprietor.
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VICTORIA CRESCENT.
SADDLE'R   AND    HARNESS    MAKER.
Dress Making is carried on in connection with the above business
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XkeBMt waits ku Wm* recently bemtified, will always be round wtll itttktd with tat
bait brands of
WINES,    LIQUORS,   AND    VISARS.
A well euoplied RESTAURANT in connection with the above.
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Special attention U invited to a select assortment of Hand Full!tool Velvet
suitable for brackets, etc.
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Albert Street Nanaimo, B. C.
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G.   MONTGOMERY,
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Teaming and Draying Done on Short Notice.
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Qrocsrlet,     Fruits,   Vegetables,    Cigars,    Tobacco
Candies, etc.
Wood, and Coal Promptly Delivered to any'part of ta* Cit>
FREQUENT CONSIGNMENTS CF FRESH FRUIT. WESTWARD HO!
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST iSth, 1886.
Home News.
City, Island, And Province.
Bark Otago is loading at East Wellington.
Mr. Thomas Akenhead is now himself again.
Ship Francis is now ready to sail
with V. C. coal.
Four miles of iron is laid on the New
Westminster branch.
Ship Harvey Mills will now proceed
to take on a cargo of V. C. coal.
The unveiling of the volunteer's
monument in Winnipeg will take place
on the arrival of Sir John Macdonald
there.
The s.s. Empire arrived here Tuesday morning, and will, after discharging freight, take on East Wellington
coal.
The Queen of the Pacific, on her
last trip to Victoria, had a race with
the steamship Columbia, bound for
Portland, and the passengers on the
Queen say the Columbia was badly
beaten.
The commission appointed by the
Dominion Government, consisting of
Capt. Lewis and Mr. Nicholles, will
arrive in Nanaimo to-day, to take evidence regarding the explosion on the
Queen of the Pacific.
The Belgian school teacher, Emilie
Verbruggho, who had been employed
by the Roman Catholic mission at
Cowichan, and was charged with embezzlement—having appropriated the
government grant to the school—has
been committed for trial at the assizes.
The following gentlemen will leave
Port Moody to-monow, to represent
British Columbia at the rifle competition to be held at Ottawa. Lieut.-
Col. Wolfenden, Capt. A. Jones, Surgeon Trew, Sergt. Roper, Sergt. Trapp,
Sergt. Scoullar, Gunners J. C. Newberry, and F. Sargison.
A party of Dunsmuirites, including
George   Norris  and M.  Bate,   were
taken to Victoria by the E. and N.
Railway.    We are informed that they
went on the express understanding that
they should   return  by   the   railway.
But the  president willed it otherwise.
Probably that gentleman delayed them
two days so that they might understand
well his instructions.    Thjy had to fall
back on the People's steamer Amelia,
and came up Monday afternoon.
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The Texan Away From Home.
Stranger (to bartender)—I'm three days
from Texas, mister, whar I was bo's an'
raised, an' I want er drink. Gimme suthin
hot.
Bartender—I can give you some powdered
glass and arsenic, sir, with pepper sauce and
iurniture polish.
Stranger—No live hornets ?
Bartender—Not a live hornet in the place.
Stranger—Well, gimme what you've got.
A man can drink 'most anythin', but I did
want suthin ter warm me up. I start fer
Texas ter-morrer, stranger.
Betrayed by His Accent.
Magistrate (to prisoner)—Phat's yer name?
1'risoner—Patrick McGoolihan.
Magistrate—Is it an Irishman, yez are ?
Prisoner—Yis, yer honor.
Magistrate—That's  wat  Oi   thought, yrr
accent is froightful.
The Hoarse Singer.
The prima donna was hoarse and the manager unconquerably nervous. IJrignoli must
make the apology. The tenor going forward
said: "Ladies and gentlemen, I regret to
zay zat Madame N. ees a little horse this
evening." Peels of laughter greeted this announcement, and Brignoli puzelled at such
treatment- repeated, "I zay zat Madame N,
ees a little horse," "Trot her out then,"
said a voice from the gallery, whereupon the
tenor perceiving the joke joined in the
laughter.
A Virginia City saloon keeper, who was
making arrangements for a slugging match in
that city, knocked out one of the clergymen
of the place in one. round by calling on him
and asking the loan of a lot of chairs from the
chapel on which to seat the spectators at the
fight. He offered the preacher a free ticket
for the use of the chairs,
There are people who imagine that a
jockey's life is a joyous life; that earth can
offer few greater delights than to ride the
winner ofa great race and to be led back to
:he scales by an ecstatic crowd. But how
utterly untrue is such an opinion is well shown
by a racing correspondent who saw Archer's
face at the Derby and thus described it: "It
was like that of a man about to be hanged—a
duelist fighting with a foe at once feared and
hated—a man, in short, in any position of
awful strain, with the complex emotions of
terror, hope and resolve. It was all the
observation of a second, but it brought home
to the mind the abysmal depths of life and
death, exultant joy or horrible despair that
underlie thc gayety and the blare, thc bright
dresses, the smiling women, the popping of
champagne bottles and the vacuous noise of
Epsom race course."
Hanlan rowed three miles with a turn on
Lake Quinsagmohd, August 12th, in 19 minutes, 23 seconds, beating all his previous
records.
Joseph Gaudaur will row Beach, the Australian oarsman, on the Thames on September
18th for ,£1,000 a side and the championship
of the world.
Geo. W. Lee," Wallace Ross, and John
Teemer, the well-known oarsmen, left for
England on July 27th, on the steamship
Alaska.
A California Girl's Rig.
"Around the shapely 28-ineh waist was a
pink satin belt supporting a red-white-and-
blue sash. From right shoulder to left hip
was a garland of marigolds twined with green
ribbon ending in an elaborate how largely
mixed with lavender silk. Around the neck
was a cascade of black chenille, while the
haf, swathed in pink mull, had four red feathers drooping limply in the 90 degrees of
weather. Coarse brown and white stockings
and clumpy slippers with red bows and gilt
buckles graced her not diminutive' feet."
This is the way a California country girl was
rigged out when her beau took her to the
Fourth of July celebration on the 5th.
All women profess to hate men who are
jealous, but in this way they belie themselves
extravagantly. No woman ever loved a man
violently whom she was unable to infect with
a sting of the green-eyed monster. It is true
that some women are lond of complacent,
easy-going, and impassionate men, but as a
rule such fellows can never inspire the genuine
emotion. It is your hot-headed, passionate,
nnd impulsive man who can drive a woman
to destruction. All women are more or less
sentimental, and so are all good men for that
matter.
»« »
Within Their Right.
The.Michigan Knights of Labor have declared for female suffrage'. The Michigan
Knights of Labor had better attend tomatters
which concern them.—Winnipeg Manitoban.
It will strike most people that the Knights
of Labor are quite within their right in expressing an opinion as to female suffrage.
But the Manitoban, it seems, cannot get over
the Tory-idea that there should be a governing class apart from the workers.—London
Advertiser.
A lady at San TMego aged 70 years, gave
birth to a daughter yesterday. The husband's
age is 75 years.
A California stage coach, running through
the Morag* valley, tipped over the other day
and. the seven outside passengers were shot
down a precipiee. One young lady, after
falling fifty feet, fetched up in the top of a
free, quite unhurt, and also quite destitute of
clothing. None of the passengers was seriously damaged.
Removal.
DR. O'BRIAN
HAS REMOVED FROM HIS OLD
QUARTERS to the House on
HALIBURTON-STREET,
Oppoiite the Site of the V. C. Co.'t Offices,
Which were burned down about 2 years ago.
TENDERS
ARE INVITED UP TO NOON,
on the 21st inst., for EXTENDING
and REPAIRING the MASONIC BUILD-
ING, aeeording to specifications, to be seen
at my office,
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
accepted. 1
C. C. Mo.KENZIE,
Sec. Ashlar Lodge,. '    i
No. 3   A.  F. and A.   M.
FIRE!
If you wish to insure your property
you cannot do better than call upon
Mr. W. K. Leighton, agent for "the
Liverpool and London and Globe and
the AZtna Insurance Company of Mart-
ford, Conn. Risks are accepted at
cun-ent rates. *
tt.  QRAIG,
Blacksmith.
Horses Shod with Scientific Accuracy by a SM1TH
of many years' experience.
Waggons of all Kinds Made to Order.
REPAIRING PROMPTLY DONE AT LOW RATES.
GENERAL BLACK8MITHING  DONE WITH
EXPEDITION AND ACCURACY.
BASTION STREET, NANAIMO, B.C.
Notice.
a. k. johnsto* a co.,  have   been
appointed Agents for the
AK1TISH tOI.l'MHIA FIRE INS VBAIKCE
COMPANY,
to act for Nanaimo and vicinity, and
are now ready to accept risks.
M. H. Cowan,
Secretary and Treasurer.
Victoria, May ■ust. i8**-
Ladies' Fashionable Bazaar.
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,
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'" Sewing Machine
PALACE RESTAURANT
AND
CHOP  HOUSE.
OYSTERS,  CHICKENS,   GAME,
and every Delicacy in Season.
Served at all hours and in the best style.
FIRE!
V. A    0——;
Liverpool and London and Globe
Insurance.
iETNA INSURANCE CO.
OF HARTFORD, CONN.
 -o	
RSKS ACCEPTED AT CURRENT RATE8.
W. K. LEIGHTON,
Agent.
HIRST BRO'S,
.    —:o:—
COMMERCIAL ST.,   NANAIMO.
The above Firm carry a Full Stock
of Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware,
Agricultural Implements, Jewelry, Cutlery and Fancy Goods, &c,
IMPORTED DIRECT.
NOTICE.
ALL PERSONS OWING ACCOUNTS to the Estate of JOHN
WHITF.IfitD.are, hereby notified to pay
the same to the undersigned.
C   C.  McKENZIE, '
Victoria Crescent,
WALTER WILSON,
IMPORTER OF
Stoves, Grates, Ranges, Pumps
Lead Pipe, Zinc, Etc.
ANIJ  MANUFACTURER OF
TIN, COPPER, ZINC AND SHEET IRON WARE.
Ai-SO METAI. roofer.
RKIMIHINU DOSE AT SIIOItT NOTICE.
COMMERCIAL sntKKT. NAMAIMO.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
nonnroico Donwoiniro >?.wnTniMP
UtiUutttStLO. nlU i mum & bill I U*Nb.
1
SUGARS""-^x^ra ^ai',~e 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 assortment direct from packers.
BUTTER, CHEESE,
AND VEGETABLES:
A large and varied stock of Clothing sold cheap for cash.   ■'
The
f Store, Comox.
The Crescent Store, N
ARTHUR BULLOCK,
DRY COOPS AND MILLINERY
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 Furnishing Goods. Being a direct importer from the European
and Eastern markets, I am enabled to offer Goods at meet
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
LADIES' CLOAKS k D
GREAT BARGAINS IN FLANNELS AND BLANKETS.
Terms Gash. ARTHUR BULLOCK, Crescent Store.
AGENT NORTH BRITISH AND MERCANTILE INSURANCE COMPANY.
JJi
Jab. Abrams.
D. J. MoLbak.
VANCOUVER CLOTHING HOUSE,
Jets. Abrams <Sb Co.
Large and complete stock of Men's, Youths', Boys' and Children's
OVERCOATS
•A.JSTD
ULSTERS.
■ ■
QUANTITY, QUALITY AND CHEAPNESS NEVER BEFORE EQUALLED IN
v    NilillO.
Shirts, Collars, Gloves, Gents' Furnishings,  Mitts, Ties, aim
Brjifies 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
Hoggaii, 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 $aa per
suit. We have the largest stock of
white and colored shirts, hats, caps,
and ties, boots and shoes in Nanaimo.
<gT The above goods will be sold
at five per cent, discount for cash.
COME ONE!   COME ALLI
JAMES ABRAMS & CO.
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