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 Westward
TRI-WEEKLY
No. 35.
NANAIMO, BRITISH  COLUMBIA,  MARCH   4th.,   1886.
Vol.i.
I 1   I
WESTWARD HO!
Tri-Weekly,
PUBLISHED EVERY
J}/esday, Thursday and Saturday,
'A BRIGHT READABLE NEWSPAPER
Containing complete Telegraphic  Dispatch.';
from all parts of the world. Dominion
and Provincial news and latest
local happenings.
W. B. Maotouoatx. • .
Publisher.
SUBSCRIPTION KATKS:
Tti-Weekly Westward Ho! per annum $4.00
Six months      2.50
Three months '      1.50
ADVERTISING RATES:
Transient advertising—per line, solid Nonpareil: First insertion to cents, each suhse.
quent insertion 5 cents,
Keading Notices 20 cents per line.
Special Notices one cent per word.
REGULAR DISPLAYED COMMERCIAL
ADVERTISING
For this class of advertising special contracts may be made with the publisher for 3,
6, 9, or twelve months at a reduced rate and
a liberal allowance will be given on yearly
contracts, Address W. R. Macdougall
Publisher Westward Ho ;
Nanaimo, B, C.
FIRE YESTERDAY MORNING
Francis   Christopher's  Home
Aflame,
A little after twelve o'clock Tuesday
night, almost before the majority of
our citizens had become wrapped in
sound slumber, the quick clang of the
fire bell startled the community, and it
was rung with a will. From the Engine
house a bright blaze could be seen at
the old Douglas slope arid many were
the conjectures as to what place was on
fire. The prevailing idea however was
that New Chinatown was being burned
and there were those standing about
whose svmpathy did not seem to ooze
out of them with rapidity. In fact,one
man said "let it burn", and there was
no one asked him out to fight. The
steam fire engine was fired up insid* the
engine house, and there was some difficulty in getting hands enough to pull
her out for a few seconds, and some
one startee the alarm that the Engine
house was about to blaze. Jini.O'Hrian's
horses were the first on the ground,
and took the steam engine to the scene
of the conflagration. Arriving on the
spot it was discovered that the two story
building occupied by Francis Christopher and his four children was ablaze
The house belongs to the V. G.
Company and has been occupied by
Christopher about four months. The
fire caught from the chimney in the
upper storey and the upper portion of
the building was destroyed. Christopher saved most of his household furniture, but will loose about $50 on breakage and the loss of stuff stored up
stairs. No insurance. There was fortunately plenty of, water in the old
Douglas tank, and the department,
under Mr. John Scales, flooded the
building and subdued the fire .which
was speedily got under control.
VANCOUvirT FTEMS.
A correspondent of the Columbian,
writing on Thursday, says: "This city
is growing like a mushroom. Hotels
are crowded. You cannot get a bed
for love or money. Over 100 people
had dinner at the Sunnyside Hotel on
Sunday. On Monday the Tremont
House, was sold for $4,500, and the
corner lot south of the Herald office
for $2,3-30, with a stump standing on
it that covers nearly half the lot.
Another new hotel is to go up at once.
Two new .churches are about to be
erected. The Church of England was
so crowded on Sunday evening that
several persons could not get in.
Houses are going up in all directions.
—Victoria Post,
Dominion Doings.
The Happenings of The Last few days in The
Different Provinces of Canada.
PERTINENT PA iAGRAPHS   PURLOINED
OR PLEASINGLY PREPARED FOR
OUK MANY READERS,
M r. H. Caswell has sold his farm of
150 acres in West Oxford, adjoining
the town of [ng.'rsol, to 1'eter Meek for
$17,000.
The ijross earnings of the Canadian
Pacific for the week ending February
14th show an iiii lease of $19,000
over the corresponding week of last
yeari
John A. Barron, of Lindsay, was
nominated at a Reform convention at
Fenelon Falls an Saturday to oppose
Hector Cameron for trie House of
Cumiuons,
It is declared that the Annapolis
\ alley is capable of producing fruit to
the value of $30,000,000, The Halifax Herald says it is the most wonderful fruit growing belt In the world.
The result of the labors of the Central Prison Commission was laid before
(he House yesterday. Warden Masse
is completely exonerated from the
charges of cruelty and mismanagement
made against him.
The amount paid by the government
to the Hudson's Hay Company for supplies, transports, commission, etc.,
during the Northwest rebellion, aggregates $2,000,000, exclusive of claims
by the company for losses,
The Provincial Treasurer in his
budget speech #tated that the results
of the year were more favorable than
expected, as it was thought there would
be an excess of forty-one thousand.
This year he expects the expenditure
over the receipts will be over four hundred thousand dollars, which he proposes to provide by drawing on the surplus.    He claims six millions.
The contract for building the railway
from the Intercolonial at Metapedia to
I Paspebiac, a  distance of ninety-three
> miles, has been awarded to James Isbes-
jterandj. P.Brown.    The Dominion
government has granted $6000 per mile
towards the construction of the road,
! and the Quebec government has also
'■ subsidized it.
1
The Canadian Pacific? Railway depot
at Winnipeg was entirely destroyed by
J fire last Tuesday. The origin of the
1 fire is a mystery, but it  is thought to
have been caused by some combustible
substance in the baggage room, where
i the fire started.    The building and its
contents were valued at $200,000.    It
is only insured for $40,000.
A LONG TRAMP.
(    The   Vancouver    Herald    reports
i amongst the recent new arrivals at the
terminus, Mr. Pierre Dtifour, who has
come from somewhere 200 miles below
Quebec.    He made the journey on foot
!« -about 3,800 miles. He came all the
way through on Canadian territory, and
took 87 days to do the job. He is a
man of about 60 years of age, tall and
I straight, with not a pound more flesh
than he requires. When he arrived at
the Granville Hotel he was as fresh and
active as if he had walked only a few
miles. He came to see a son-in-law,
Louis Desbien, nnd talks of retnrning
again on foot. Considering his age, his
walk across the continent is a job that not
very many would  care to   undertake.
TWO ST*.AMi:ilN TO ALASKA.
Beginning on May 1st, the Pacific
Coast S. S. Co. will dispatch a steamer
each week from San Francisco to Victoria and run two steamers a month to
Alaska.-^-Victoria Times,
THE WORLD IN BRIEF.
The German government has given
an order for 30,qoq swords for the
army,
The London Mansion House fu nd
for unemployed workmen now amounts
to $230,000,
A western farmer has discovered that
oenzine will kill Canada thistles. He
poured benzine on the roots of some
and they have not benzine since,
Iron declined sixpence per ton, and
sugar became flat in London on the
news that it was unlikely that the Morrison bill would be passed by the
United States congress this year.
The San Fransisco Merchant prints
statistics that the exports of California
wine will show a total export for 1885 of
nearly 4,500,000 gallons, or nearly 1,-
000,000 gallons more than in 1844.
Newark, N. J., has an anti-tobacr.o
society comjxised of young ladles.
That is a good thing. We hope all the
young ladies in the town will give up
smoking,
At the last monthly meeting of Sor-
osis, the New York Women's Club, it
was resolved that wives should receive
salaries from their husbands for the
work done at home. One of the ladies
said mothers should be able to pay
their daughters for housework just as
fathers pay their sons when employed
in their offices.
Thos. Vance has received orders to
leave Toronto. He was implicated in
a thimble rigging swindle at the H umber races recently and is also believtd
to be implicated in the recent burglaries.
At the police court Tuesday morning
a letter was read from the chief of
police of Steubenville, Ohio, stating
that Vance was considerable of a
blackleg.
The Toronto police have been investigating an -attempt to blow up the
hotel of Jas. Whyte, Yonge street. A
few nights ag« Whyte, after closing up
his bar, entptied the contents of a coal
scuttle into a self-feeder, when he
noticed a tumbler among the coals.
Inside of this tumbler was a package
filled with gunpowder sufficient to blow
the roof off.
Mrs. Redfearn, wife of H. Redfearn,
proprietor of the  Union Hotel. Port
Dalhousie, met with a very serious accident on Monday night.    In   going
down a very steep and  high stairway,
she tripped and fell the full length of
the stairs, fracturing her wrist in several
places, cutting her scalp and otherwise
I injuring herself very badly.
<    The scheme to enlarge and recon-
; struct the pavilion of the Horticultural
: Gardens, Toronto, into a music hall is
likely to be  crowned   with   success.
Tuesday a special committee of the
city council considered the matter, and
decided to recommend that the board
of directors of the gardens be (lermitted
to mortgage the grounds and  buildings
to the extent of $30,000, the estimated
I cost of improvement.
A writer in the Boston (Jlobethusex-
\ plains the term "Bljie-noes" applied to
I the people of the Maritime Provinces:
, -'New Brunswick was governed, before
i the formation of the Dominion,  by
governors sent out from England.   One
of these, after  returning   home, was
! speaking to another who was just com-
, ing out, and told him (as a joke) that
j the inhabitants, on account of the ex-
I treme cold and long wince/s, all had
'blue noses,' and the name had always
j stuck to the people of New Brunswick.
The first place I ever heard a Nova
Scotian called a blue nose was in the
People's Column of  the  Globe.    It
: would be just as projier to call all the
I United States   people 'Yankees' as it
(would  to  call   Nova   Scotians  blue
noses."
WITH PAINTS AND PENC LS.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS
Hour   Many   Young   Wninnii    nTaimge   to
Add to Their Natural Beauty.
[Balri-nor- Hmm.I1. I
A dealer in (.'osmetics wits standing
witb a friend gazing admiringly at the
crowds of pretty women as tiioy drilled
past. "Twotuirds or these gay and
handsome creatures." he paid, with a
DUrug of bis shoulders, turning to Ills
friend. "| eucll their eye lirows. Some of
1 hem merely rub a charred niaicli o<er
the eye-brows, while others scorch a x'ttte
pencil in the gaslight a.d remove the car-
Don with ooe of their played out
tooth brushes. These are the tricks o, 1
good little bchool girls. The married !
ladies and the elder misses, who are
fully 1 edged in the delicate and devious
feminine wiles, use the regular pencl.s,
such as J sell in my shop. 1 hey are com
posed of grease paints, and coiue in ail
shades, to suit every completion and all !
torts of hair.
"^ow, 1 do not blame the women for
penciling iheir eye brows, " lie continued,
as a more than usually handsome dame
floated b , "but the m.schiei of it is tney
so often use the pencil With such ridii u
ious poor tus.e. 1 on I -lreijuemly see
redheaded and golden haired women w tli
eye-brows as black as m.v. That is a pro
postirous contrast. The e\ ehrows should
be made to suit the eouip BXloll, 'I he
pink-skinned lady should not select
a pencil more than four shades
darker than her hair. If her hair
has red or warm tints, the pencil should
shade the same way. But if her slcin
is pa'e and cold, she can make her eye
brows as b.ack as she pleases; mi matter
how white her hair may he. ee? Blaci;
eyebrows are displayed with superb effect
on middle- aged and e.derly ladies, whose
hair hn.'i lost its warm living tints In
such cases the black eye-brows give to the
person a distingu.shed appearance. As for
a brunette, the blacker her eye brows the
better she looks, iou must know that
naturally the eyebrows if nine out of
every ten women are Imperfect and really
need dressing of some soil. And let me
interject right here, thai every woman
should trim her eye brows if they are ai
all bushy. And she need not be afraid to
keep the ha'rs clipj.ed in any moles there
may be on her face. 1 nine women are
superstitious about this, but the supersti
tiou is founded upon the densest sort of
Ignorance
"Grease paints are most In general de- |
mand  for  the   lips—those   r.ch,   ripe, i
lUcious, cherry lips ihai poets howl ah.ml
and counter-jumpers go  ra y over.    Ah
They are loo  ofienmale  up out of  the,
who.o  cloth,   as   ihe   punts ooiismaker
wou'd say.    l.'eal jui ■>• lips are produced
by putting on the grease , ftlnts heavier in
the middle  than  at the   sides,    touting I
come kiss-me sort of lips are made by reii-
deuing the  lower li 1   and pulling it,   on
thick   in' the  middle   portion,    chaste,
pure, stand off-and-keep-awav lips are the
result of spreading the paint with deli ate
impartiality both above ami below, and as
much at the corners as in the middle. The
very   prettiest lips   are  those   which are '
painted ever so faintly in the middle so as
to give them merely  The most  exquisite
suspicion of   OOquetry.    A good   strong.
business kind of a  mouth follows  when
the upper lip alone is generously puiutc.1." \
Nevada'!  \\ ater-Gril, isr*
V.r I  a   Ity      vi Eal ■i'pflse.]
Owing to tho system of land piracy,
Nevada has been regularly swindled in
every real eastate transaction in which her
interests were concerned. The man who
bought forty acres of land contiguous to
a spring, river or lake, had the actual
possession and en oyinent of perhaps
lO.iKiii,' or 20,000 acres ad aeent 1
thereto without the hitler costing hi.11 ,a
nicklfe Tile reason is obvious So lomr
as the buyer holds a good lit.'e to the land
bordering on a si ream Ii0,i8 monarch of all
he can see beyond and ur uud thai stream.
Toe owner of forty aeres upon which
exists a spring thus has a free range, or
pa-turvge, of several s ;iiare miles, and
the slate is out of picket by 1 he opera
tion.
In illustration of this evil we cau cite
one case out of a thousand. Ill a certain
township there are aim it Jo.OiiO acres of
laud, but only two springs. Ai l.il an
acre this township ought 11 rea i/.e for the
state the sum of tf 1, .VI. lint the land
pira:e knows that by liuyin; up the land
immediately surrounding   the spring  he ,
fraction I > becomes the ow ler of     , ,0111.
.e therefore   buys   the   smallest   suiuli  |
vision which   the   law   permits, thai   is.
forty acres around inch spr ug   For these
two snia I tracts he pays     loo and aftcV
giving   £0 in   account,   lie   is   allowed
twenty years   in which tu   pay the   I a
auce    That for which lie  ought-to  pay
isiil.'.J-,0.he gets for fcioo.  in oihir words,
the stale  has   bee 1   s-lllng  these water
grabbers, mainly cons-sing of a'rich, and
'powerful syndicate of catUtMien,  hor -e
ected la ids at a rate loss ilia 1  , cent an
acre.
A Towar One Tin usitnil Feet Hisl .
iN'ew Yu.-k Sun,I
The Washington mo tinient will not
long enjoy its pre eininenc■■ as the highest
structure in the world. An iron tower of
the astonishing height of 1,0.10 feet is t 1
be erected in the grounds of the French
exhibition is Ht-O. Au elevator, tho
safety of which is guaranteed, willloom*
muuicatc with the summit, and visitors to
the exhibition will he taken to the top for
a small fee. Those who have the courage
to make the ascent will enjoy an almost
uninterrupted view1 for nearly loo miles
all round. The tower wll also le
utilized for astronomical and meieorolog
eal observations, for experiments in optic
signaling, for thu Investigation of cci'lain
problems in experimental physics, nn I lor
various other scientific purposes,
S10 Reward.
The above reward will be paid to
any person giving information that shall
lead to the conviction of the party or
parties who stole a hundred-foot steel
engineer's chain from the railway grade
back of New China town (one mile
south of Nanaimo). Information may
be given at this orifice, or to
J. H. Grav.
Resident Engineer.
TsTOTiCE.
Assessment Act and  Provincial  Revenue Tax Nanaimo District.
Notice is hereby given, in accordance with the Statutes, that Provincial
Revenue Tax and all Taxes levied under the Assessment Acts are now flue
for the year 1886, and payable at my
office, Nanaimo; Assessed Taxes, if
paid on or before June 30th, 1886, are
collectable at the following rates,  i. e:
}4 of 1 per cent, on Real  Property,
5 cents per acre on Wild Land,
1-5 of 1 percent, on Personal Property.
)'i of 1 per cent, on Income.
If paid after June 30th, 1886:
\-2 of 1 percent, on  Real Property.
6 cents per acre on Wild Land.
}i of 1 per cent, on Personal Property.
■>4 of r per cent, on Income.
Marshall Brav.
Assessor and Collector.
January 26th, 1886.
ROCK BAY SHIP YARD.
GRAY & DUMBLETON.
BUILDERS AND DESIGNERS
—OK— '   -
STEAMBOATS,   LAUNCHES   AND ■
SAILING VESSELS.
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+
IMPORTERS OF   MACHINERY   AND  MECHAMCS'
TOOLS OF THE LATEST PATTERNS.
Agents for Hie New Improved Coal Oil Engines.
VI4TOKIA. It. «
Dr.L/r.DAVIS.
Graduate,of Queen's University, Montreal,
PHYSICIAN AND  SURGEON.
NANAIMO, 1!. C.
Office,—Smith's Building. Commercial St.
Office hours: t.oa.m. to 12: 2 p. in. in 4 p.in;
6.JO p.m. to X p.m.
COAL l-IATCBOK.
BUY
COAL HARBOR
AX 11
ENGLISH BAY LOTS.
I'KOM
RAND   Bros.
Ri-'.ai. I-Vrvn: Hkokkks.
VICTORIA,
NEW WESTMINSTER,
And VANCOUVER (Coal Harbor)
Lots   for Snli-   in   nny   iocnlii n   nnd   ;il
tf l.owe<t   Knli's.
WALTER WILSON,
iMi'OK-iri; or
Stoves, Grates, Rar.ges, Pumps,
Lead Pipe, Zinc, Etc.
ASH MAXri'ACH'RKR  or
TIN, COPPER, ZINC AlvD SHEET IRON WARE.
ALSO METAL ROOFER.
RMMIKIMJ HOXi: AT MfOIIT SO'IKK,
COMMERCIAL STREET, NANAIMO.
D. DAVIS.
Commercial   Street,   Nanaimo.
BOOT AND SHOEMAKER.
Only rim-rlnss .Vniri'Iiil I'Kpd.
No Cheap and Wcithlfss Coons Kept by Aths tovj
.  '     t
v.'-- ^^..Mnrawgl^jWilB'!
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•WESTWARD HO !
T.tl-WSEKLY
PU3LISHF.D EVERY
TJEJ3.VY THUM9AY AN3 SaTUSOAY.
W. 9.  Macbouoali Publisher
THURSDAY...,
..March 4, iSSo
 -j. -. i-
We 3re delighted to learn tha: Mr.
Robert Uunsmnir has signified to the
Knights ol" Labour hi ■; intention to dispense with Chinese labour. This
item we get from the Victoria Industrial News, which is hardly consistent
with the published re|X)rt of the evidence taken by the Chapleau Chinese
Commission,
WE WANT LESS LEGISLATI0NCXPEN9ES TOO,
(l-'rolu the Toronto Mull.I
The Ontario Assembly met on Jan.
28. It has therefore been sitting for
nearly three weeks. The cost of legislation is about $140,000 per session,
say often weeks; that is, $14,000 per
week. Will some one be good enough
to tell us what the House has to show.
for the $40,000 it has cost the province
thus far this session? The fact is the
Ministry has nothing for members to
do. The State legislatures across the
line used to find themselves in this predicament,meeting year after year and!
doing nothing. It often happened
that they did worse than nothing, for |
members fell into the habit of tinkering
tne statutes unnecessarily, by way of
eye-service. At length the American
grew tired of this genteel though not
harmless dawdling, and some genius
hit upon the expedient of biennial sessions. The States which have adopted
the biennial system are Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorada, Delaware,
Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,
Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebrai-
ka, Nevada, New Hampshire, North
Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania,
Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia,
West Virginia, and Wisconsin, or thirty two in all; the States which still
cling to annual sessions being South
Carolina, Rhode Island New Vork,
New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. All the territorial legislatures
have adopted the biennial plan.
APPLICABLE TO THE WHOLE COAST.
We clip an extract from the Portland
Oreg<mi*n respecting the Chinese puzzle,
which we think is applicable to any part
of the coast where the Chinese evil
exists, and we believe that that evil is
almost general on the Pacific coast.
The Oregjnian goes in for the observance of constitutional law, and here
in this province, we back that sentiment
whenever of wherever it comes up. We
are heart and soul tlesirous of getting
rid of the Chinese, but let it be done
according to law.
"For months past an onslaught upon
the Chinese, looking to their forcible
expulsion from the country, has been
raging throughout the Northwest. In
several places it has culminated in unlawful-and riotous proceedings. The
Chinese are here under stipulations of
a treaty between their own country and
the United States. That treaty is one
of the supreme laws of the land. It is
the duty of every cnizen to observe
and obey it, and the duty of the authorities, state and national, to enforce it.
They therefore who &r; concerting
measures for expulsion of the Chinese
are proposing rebellion against the
United States.
Said a wife—John, dear, I notice
that your brother James never makes
a friendly call upon us unless he is intoxicated. Husband—No, my dear, he
doesn't. James reminds me of th»
moon. Wife—Reminds you of the
moon? Husband—-Yes, dear; he never
gets round till he's full.
Pattl'a Pi-ei-ioii-i Throat.
[X-w York r ir. (' irttgo .1. am !.'
On a damp, chilly sfiornoon, 1 stopped
in a Central park restaurant to gel a meal.
Sdmullnnconsly two other riders sought
Hie .same surcease from the wel diversion.
They were Kicoliui and his famous consort, I alii; andyouaie wondering what
the great singer could have done to present
her In a new phase, considcriug-how many
columns have been filled with descriptions
of her personality. The. fresa point
which this view enables me to make
concerning the only woman in the world
whose 'wages are thousands of dollars
per day was the care which she took to
keep yourself from damage Without
her voice, J'aiti would he a handsome
little matron of JU, possibly .still beloved
by her darling tenor, but of no public
value. Therefore her very eotise [uwttfil
Ibront was wrapped round and round
with a silk scarf, which she removed on
getting into the hi use. On the way from
the carriage she had held a handkerchief
to her mouth, on saying Bornethillg; so
that no raw air slum'd reach her vocal
organs. Her feel were iu Arctic overshoes, her ankles in babylike loggias, and
her mantle enveloped her figure from neck
to bom; But the oddest protection against
catching cold was a wad of cotton iu each
ear.
"She must have had the earache," I
said ton physician who makes a specialty
of throat diseases, who had some of the
grand opera singers as patients, and of
whom I subsi. [Uently inquired on the
subject,
"Not at all. " he replied; "she seldom
goes (ait of doors in winter withont plugging her ears. It is a strange fact that the
vocal cords are susceptible of tho slightest
chill entering through the aura! passages.
There isn't any atioctntion in l'atti's extraordinary precautions, You wouldn't
marvel at the tiddler who owned an old
treasure of a violin and carried it In cotton for fear of breakage. Isn't it sensible, then, for a prima donna to guard the
only voice she's got?"
A I rt-iirh Defective'* Method.
|J, H. Hayuie's Paris Letter,)
Here is an illustration of Mace's own
method, which consists- in getting the
better of criminals by fairness and impartiality. When Widow Gras wns
brought' before him, charged with an attempt on the life of her lover, she pro
tested her innocence so earnestly that
.Mace said: "1 am quite willing to'bel eve
vou, and also help you clear yourself.
I place my bet detectives and all the
money necessary at your disposal, and we
will carry on the investigation together,
Po not deceive me; tell me the truth
always, and in leturn I will pormit you
to remain at liberty, " Everything pointe i
to her guilt, and to escape from the net
that she herself was weaving she
began to tell lies. .Vine sent for her.
" \ ou have not kept your promise; you
have lied often. Vou are now under
arrest.'' A' d she was convicted. (■.'owe
one recently asked Mace what he thought
of the case of the clockmaker, Pel, whose
female servant is missing, and who is
under suspicion of having murdered her
and of afterwards burning her body. "I
think he is guilty, " was the reply.
"If you were on the j.iry, would you
vote for his conviction?"
" Xo, because there is no material proof
against him. If I had managed the case
I would not have arrested Pel; I would
have made the same bargain with him that
1 made willi Mine. Gras. The advantage
of my system is Hint if the accused is
really innocent I have spared him the disgrace of an arrest. It is an advantage for
him and a genuine satisfaction for me. "
Ladles at Billiard*.
IN'ew York Letier.]
"Ladies do not ploy much and well at
billiards, although 1 know it is popularly
supposed to the contrary, " exclaimed the
manager ol a large billiard table manufactory in New York the other day. " With
the exception of Madame I'uiii, I do not.
know of one prominent actress or singer
who is devoted to the game, ami I guess
1'atli s playing is most frequently doue iu
the columns of newspapers. In l'atti's
case, Nicolini is the devotee to the game,
and I atti buys the tables for him. Nicolini ordered' and bought a ifiJOO table,
although I'atti paid for it.
"The fact is, ladies do not take kindly to
billiards, and they almost invariably play
wretchedly. It requires more lime, nerve,
calculation and adaptation to be a good
billiard sharp than most women are capable of. Oh. of course tho daughters and
wives of rich men frequently go into the
biiliard-room during the absence of the
gentlemen of the household and take a
turn at the table, frequently attempting
a masse-shot and tearing the cloth, but
they don't care much for it, and never become 1 elter billiard than base ball players.
A woman is as awkward witli a billiard-
ball as with a base-ball. Though some
French women play billiards, American
women won't go into billiard-halls.
.Amateur Photogra| liy.
[Pall Stall Gazette.]
You ask me about photography, among
nmaleurs. I could say a good deal upon
that subject, for the recent improvements
in the art have rendered the study of photography one of the easiest, as certainly it
is one of the pleasantest studies it is possible to tind. Amateur work may be said
to owe its existence to the introduction of
dry plates, and especially to the Britannia
plates, because they are easy to work and
develop so readily, Apart from the vast
number of persons who use photography
merely for amusement, there is scarcely
ai y set of professional men that does not
include amateur photographers who tind a
pursuit of the study something more than
a pleasure. It is taught to the soldier and
naval man in our military and naval colleges; life painter makes use of it, though
l.e does not always let it be known; the
aichitect and the engineer find it invaluable;' by its means the medical man records
typical cases as they come under his nO
tice- and outside the professions ladies as
weli as gentlemen can pursue the study
with success nt the very outset of their experiments,
Curious Ceylon Coins.
IChieaim Herald. I
Some curious and rare coins have beeu
secured for the Central museum, Madras '
government. One of tho most remarkable additions Is a specimeu of the "hock
iniiiey" of Ceylon, which consist- of
silver wire tlrst doubled and then bent into
lie shape of a tish hook, and stamped at
the upper end of the shank, which is
sllnrlitlY flattened.
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Shingles (sawn and split), Nails in any size and quantity.
Orders solicited and goods delivered free of charge to any
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THURSDAY',
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DEALERS IN SMUGGLED GOODS.
Tim >•«•!;<•[' of >Ie«,lav!iaillU  Pljtat—"KuhIJT"
lt;«-il limbri "a»"— "NoOilii' Agin' I/jritiV'
lAuipriciiti  AwioiilturjKt.]
In most sci'jiori iuwm, and wpeuni'y
in JSew York, there ure numerous twdjuii
qf articles which ibey claim Juive avoided
Hie payment of duties. Many persons
who think thcmielvt's strict I}' honest, re-
tf&rcl ii no lititui b> cheSl t'licle Sum, nnd
lo such it i>> a recommendation of an
article if it has l.cen smuggled. Then-
are in Xc_w \ ork a number who. acting
upon ibis fuel, are engaged ill selling
wares which they claim were smuggled,
tl tit, never Were afloat. These men com
moidy wear a Bailors' rig, and accost
yonnjr smokers in the street, and in a
mysterious manner display a bundle of
cigars concealed beneath the Jacket, net
»lg as if ihey feared detection. These
Cigars arc of lite vilest, and the sai'nr was
I robahly never beyoud soundings,
-Ueers haiim pipes are among llie articles sold by those who pretend to have
evaded the' duty, and their caution iu
Showing them tor fear of sei/.ure, prevents a close examination by the purchaser. The "Bum.'g ed pipes" we have
seen were made of common pipe clay,
colored, and dear at even the low price at
which they were sold, on account of having paid no duty.. These are olfered by
the venders lo young men who are not
able lo distinguish imitation from real
meerschaum. %
A very diilereut set aie those w.ho offer
"smuggled umbrellas.!' These assume to
have ju-t returned fioin a visit lo the old
country, and call at st res and o.'Hcesi always wiih the iwo umbrellas ihey have
hit out of tho half dozen. They, In a
confidential way, admit that the umbrella-
paid rfb duty, and can be sold cheap, it
is not "ditlleult to tind a purchaser, who.
perhaps, chuckles over having two Eng
lisli umbrellas, and at the same lime out-
wilted Uncle £11111, When he examines
his purchases and finds Ibathe has paid
about three times as much as his cheap
Chatham street umbrellas are worth, he
does not chuckle so much. A few da. s
ago one of thee "returned travelers''
called at our oli.ee. with jusl two umbrellas, exactly as w« knew him eight
years ago. ,
<ur zealous custom house detectives, or
other otllcers, have now and then taken
these umbrella vendors at their word, and
aire ted Ihem for hav,ng smuggled goods
iu possession. iJt course the quality of
their articles clears Ihem of all suspicion
at once. A ease of this kind occurred
when our worthy president was collector
of the port of .New > oris.- The supposed
umbrella smuggler was brought before
Collector Arthur, and had no dt.tloulty in
nhowlnghim that such goods as his could
not have been imported. Disgusted with
the affair, the collector reprimanded the
vender for being in such business. "Mr,
Collector," said he, "I've done nothing
wrong. There's nothing in the constitution of the I'idled States or the revised
statues agin' ivin' Is' there? That's my
business,"
Nauatni' i.niiiiau,
[NVw York Hun. I
Senator (iorman of Maryland was well
known in his state as a successful business man long before he had won universal recognition as a remarkably ustute
and able politician. The career of this
young senator is a conspicuous example
of the opportunity that can alway l»
found in this country by youth of brains,
energy and good habits. Mr. 0 or man has
scarcely entered the prime of life, and is
one of the youngest of the senate. There
are senators now wl'j remember when
.Mr. (iorman was one of the pages who
trotted errands for them, and he did that
business well. When too old to sarve as
a page he entered the senate postotliec
serving there for some years. He was a
warm personal friend of Andrew Johnson,
who appointed him collector of internal
revenue for the important laltimore district, Mr. Gormau was one of the most
energetic officers the internal revenue department ever had.
On the election of Gen. Grant he retired from uie office and became actively
interested in the management of the
f.'hesar" ake & Ohio canal, which had done
so much to develop Baltimore. Mr. (iorman became its president. He also served
in the Maryland legislature, part of the
time as speaker, when he was chosen
L'nited States senator. Though up to his
ears all the time in politics, Mr. Gorman
is as greatly interested iu business, especially iu the prosperity of Baltimore. He
is one of the busiest men in the senate,
yet so calm, quiet -and sedate is he, almost moderate, that no one who did no t
know his active life wouhl suspect it.
Moreover, he finds time, like Senator
Bayard, to show his interest in athletic
sports, and it isn't so long ago that he was
catcher for a Haltimore base ball nine.
Mr. 1 orinan has a eompetenee, though
not one of the vary rich men of the sen
ate. Like Lincoln, he has novices, lie
never tasted hard liquor, and leaves his
wine glass untouched when he dines, nor
does he use tobacco in any form.
Ilm M • Is >n Album.
[Brooklyn Union.]
1 wonder if Manager Norton lost his
Neil.son album in the Grand opera house
lire. Thereby Jiangs a tale When
Adelaide Neilson was' in this country she
had a habit of eoquetlishly flattering every
man who played i oiiieo to her.) uliet.
She used to give each of them an album,
with the inscription that he was the best
Komeo she had ever known. When these
actors met iu the summer "on the Idaho, "
near the Union Square theater, they began
1 1 blow about Ncilsou's o anion of each
other, and when albums were produced
the effect was magic. The word album
was not used by "hading men" for a long
lime afterward!
Florida,
"It is as dry as the desert of Sahara.''
says Miss Constance r'etiulmore Woolson,
drawing a picture of Florida, "and It is
at wet as a wet sponge. There is dry,
White sand, which you see on the pine bar
reus—miles upon miles of it. Then
stretching across it here and there, come
the great belts of bottomless swamp
Thfttls Florid*."
JAMES   M.   BROWN,
M <- v e h ant      Tailor.
KKONJ STWCIT, NAN/UKO.
Went of England Cloths, Tweeds and Sergei,
ALWAYS ON HAND, FOR SALE, AND
MADE TO OkDEK.
W. A. HORNE,
General Blacksmith and Wagon Makes.
BASTION STRKBTi NKAK THK 0M> SAITION. NA1*A1¥0.
C   C.    McKENZIE,
Lani   ,**', Customs Hon ie Broker, Conveyencer AAseountant
-Victoria paascwrr.
JKi.rf procured the service* of a flrst>«la>s HtnMfeMr, I am new prepared te ill all
I'Hera fflth Premptltudt «i>4 dUaatcb.
DONALD    SMITH,
Notary Public. Conveyancer, Accountant, anal Real Batata Agant.
KL NTS AND DEBTS COLLECTED.
ACBNT AT NANAIMO FOR
CV.-iii  Kiic  Insurance Company of London.     Eitabluhtd 1I7?.     i.o*« eat4 »'«'
£14,000,000 Sterling.
t.'uinnierclal Union lasufance Company of London, Capital, $i?,-o«,eee.
JUNK*   AlTEPTEIf   AT   tIMENT   BATeW   OT   t>aUUU('S.
OFFICE—Cousin »r Commskiai. and Wham Stmwts,
Nanainta, a. e.
tfa, ke '..we ■• (■>, <.*. . a. * M, ,,. m< ,,.. ,,..?> w„„u ,,,„,. aHg.  , p ^
Town, ^ots „!ld Farrn5 or Saie>
Menu h\ j„(in tn ,yvr/{0iet 0l /^ jf^^
DEW DROP HOTEL,
I MAl.IHl'KTON   slkrll -       .       .       NANAlMfl.
( tawci-Kte  linker.  Proprlel.r.
>'irtt *4a«*«u..vieieeJ«ti'Mi.r<ir regular Koarden arul l.o,(r,er-, an' ih« TrareUiea r"«h»'.
MEALS:
JS.e*klaM, i: ft t. I.    Dinner, i. to 1;    Sapper, SZJUjte »;j«,
K9NE iUT THE BEST BftANBI
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Wallers. Winn, Alu. rVter «n<l Oisaci Djspmted at tni Bar.
B.     F.   LANDRETH,
COMMRKCIA]. JTRtltT, NANAIM*.
Practical Upholsterer and   Repairer,
SUPERIOR CLIPPER   MATTRESSES,  BKIM.OUNGE*,
Cartels Cut, Cat/, and   Sewn
IDENTICAL   HOTEL,
NORMAN SMITH,
rxoriBTak.
\*IC'1'0KIA CllSCtJCT,     MANAIMO,
W.M.HOSIE.
Painter, Grainer, Gilder, Glazier,
Paper-Hanger,   Sign-Writer  and    Musician.
Cor. Wallaca and Campbell Sts.  Nanaima.
NANAIMO   BREWERY.
MILL STREET, NANAIMO.
JOHN     MAHRER,
PROPRIETOR.
T.   D.   JONES   &   CO.
(DIAMOND DRILL PROSPECTING COMPANY.)
Are open to receive application! for Borings f jr Coal Oil, Coa\
and other Minerals-BY CONTRACT.
ADDRESS
T.   D.   JONES   U   CO.,   NANAIMO,
NEWCASTLE HOTEL.
COMOX BOAD, NANAIMO.
H.     P.   SMITH,    Proprittor.    t
l'liebe«t*i|Ualltl*aof WINKS. LHJUORg a»d CICJAKI dia>aaM4
at the Bar.
OLD   FLAG   INN.
Near the Me'hanitV I intitule, and only three miaatea walk fna StoMkett Laadiaf,
NANAIMO, V. I.
J. E. JENKINS, Proprietor.
SUPERIOR ACCOMMODATION FOR TRAVELLERS.
The H*r is well Mipplled with th« beat of
WINES,   LIQUORS,   AND   CIOARS.
ROYAL HOTEL AND RESTAURANT.
The    Ijargest    and   Best    Motel   iu
the  City.
MEALS AT ALL HOURS.
Oyatara, ate, Supplied at any Tima.
A first ('/ass J-'JtEMCH COOK has tkurp 0/   the Cm me
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R.    WATKINS,
PKOMUKTOK.
The Lansdowne Brewery.
H. Rosewall, Proprietor.
Comox Road.
ALE and PORTER,
XKW    BlrTCIIKR   SHOP.
COSMOPOLITAN   MARKET,
Cra*a«rc4«! Strati, atat «»or to tht Miners' la-chug• Mate!, M'eilat.
E,   QUENNELL,
Hari«| .h.u.a u ilwvt. will Iceea eRol'tantly ea hand aa euertaiet ef
MKA'n   ANK   TEUKVABLMI.
( U4 heaea M receive a nentinuance of the patronage k liherally besiewee1  i "la . ;U 1
ten year*. *
Meal, etc culvert* tt «M tirti el tht «t, Irtt tf chaff,
THE   NANAIMO   PHARMACY,
G,    H.    BLAKEW'AY,
IHtfensini Chemist and Druggist, Betksei/er and Stutivnrr.
VICTORIA CHKSCKNT, NANAIMO, ||. (.,
Ckriotma* and Ntw Yeara Cards at Blakawa/'s Dr«t and St«Ue>M«r>
Store.
UrPKICES  TO  SUIT  THK  Tr.MK.S.-^l
Rdward rn;Giri:s,
Long   Bridge,   Nanaimo.
STRONG   BOOTS   AND SHOES   FOR   UINTKK WE*,R
MEN'S, WOMKN'S AND CHILDRfiN^
CHEAP  FOR   CASH.
PROVINCIAL   HOTEL,
VICTORIA   CRMOINT.
Ve^et ike areteal aiaaageiaeai ihi« line  Hotel ka<  ••ea.re-ottee  mi »,>aieteJf<
, i«J   new afl'ara,
«rM4UM Maalg aal Accamaa'atiani far Tr.vtlltrj «>i tht (tntra r«k(i«.
I'ae  Bar ia Suppliea  vitM  ih. bett ef
WINBB,      I.IHIOJt».      A\U    < IMAMS.
aiLLlARKKOOM ON IHg PKaHmK..
J. B. JOHNSON,     Proprietor.
The I
ORIKNTAi;   HOTE1
Viucri*  Cratccnt,
A.    EASSON.   Propiiator.
ehiah haa eeea rtetuily beauiilied, will alwa,. a. fevne1 ..II Mau »iia lie
ee.i   nrane.   at
WINS*.     1.14,1 t>H».    «%•    e-1*4 A HI.
A e-eM eappUe^ Kb.> I'Al KANT ia >.uH«.ti,« e/i,h the aeeVe.
.1 OilN HOO.HKR,
VICTORIA CRgSl'ENT,
SADDLER AND HARNESS MAKER
Dress   */,«•»« /'.f carried on in connection witn tht mitve
Hverial attentieii i«n%ite,t/» * "l"< aisortaieat ef Mane] l»af nrael ValTtA
suitable far bracket!, etc
,r.   T.   O'BRUX,
Albert Strtet Nanaimo, B. C.
G.  MONTGOMERY,
Carnar Albert ani Cammtrcial Itraeti.
lik'AI.BK   in
Groceries,     Fruita,   Vegetables,    Cijara,     ToLacte
Candies, etc.
■     MHQVENT    CONSIO.N'VIENTS     OK     KhKSH     MUIT.
Teaming and Draying Dona on Short Notice.
Wood, ami Coal Promptly Delivered to any pert of tbe City
PRIVATE     BILL.
NOTICE IS HKRKBV GIVEN, that application will lie made at tbe utnl
Seetiuu of the Legislature of the f'rovlncr of Krlt Ish rulM»hia for aa
Act to amend tha "Nanaimu Water W'orku Act, 188?" bv frantlng 10 the
Campaay the further privilege of taking water frum Cmtal Lake, ("old
Spring Banin, Chatt River and their tributaries, wiih power to the Com.
»>av to build flumet, aqueducti, lay pipes, erect darn*, acquire leads, tad
d« all othar acta and thin|» naceitarv fur the purpose tfureaaid
,     ,.;,,,w      .        „ KHKHTk*tavu>r,
•>«♦."< ath Dicvmli.v. 188;. SnHcRorn tor Applicants
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WESTWARD HO!
DECIDED AT LAST.
THURSDAY March 4, iSSfi
Home News.
City, Island, And Province.
Willi llt're ami There a i'liiiirt-iil  I'tirn-
£ra|ih lo Spire I he Loral (erisl.
The Sardonyx sails from Victoria
Saturday.
The man that ran fastest to the fire
walked slowest home.
Don't forget the Welsh singers' con-
cti Saturday evening.
1   Dr.   Walkem   tan   now   shoot   his
mouth off by electricity.
The many friends of Tim Secly were
glad to see him in town again,
The steamer R. Dunsmuir brought
over torty head of cattle for local firms,
If there is anyone thing I can do better
than another it is ringing a fire bell,—
Bert Peck.
It is undecided whether a concert
will be given on Monday evening
for the benefit of the Hospital.
A lot of Remnants now being offered
at Arthur Bullock's at a great sacrifice. Now is your time for bargains. *
One hundred and forty-nine thousand
dollars is the difference in value and
price of the Rosenfeld before and after
the wreck.
Consignees perStr, Robert Dunsmuir
yesterday:—E.Hodgson, S, Jones, E.
Quennelle, Jas, Akenhead, D, Nightingale.
The following passengers came over
on the Dunsmuir from New Westminster yesterday:—H. Bolton, C Watson,
A. McDonald.
The S. S. Sardonyx, after having
her bottom scraped, proceeded to the
wrecked ship John Rosenfeldt, and
will take on board a cargo of coal.
All who intend to compete at the
coming billiard tournament at the Provincial Hotel Saturday evening will be
required to make their entries by Friday
midnight.
Captain Jack Jenkins, who always
knows exactly how to do the cerrect
thing at the proper time, entertained
the firemen and assistants "after the
battle was over."
The contractors on the Fitzwilliam
street cutting are pushing their work
ahead, but have only a small staff of
workmen. Some trouble about drills
and blasting powder.
The following passengers arrived on
the Daisy last evening:—Mrs. Hethcr-
ington, Mayor Bate, McDonald, Caven,
Munroe, Murphy, Stenhouse, Smith,
Williamson, Riley, Johnston, Anderson,
(ireen, Draney, Sparrow.
Consignees per Str. Daisy from Victoria yesterday :--V C Co., Jas. O'Brian,
J Harper, S Brightman, L Manson, VV
H Morton, Hirst Bro's, J Craven, A
R Johnston & Co., E Pimbury, Mrs
Williams, Lindsay, Hilbert, Cray,
Blakeway.
It seems to us utterly absurd that the
Provincial Secretary and his subordinate, Mr. Pope, superintendent of education, should withhold the necessary
official instructions to put our high
school on its proper basis. The quibble
about the number of scholars eligible
is pure fudge. A mere subterfuge very
apparent to the most disinterested tax
payer, Perhaps "the powers that be"
have concluded that our next representative will be "agin the government"
anyhow.
Mr. Justice Crease, the revising Judge
for the Electoral District of Vancouver
has prepared preliminary lists of voters
for 18 poling districts comprising over
1,500 names. The first revision will
be held in Nanaimo March 30th, and
at Comox April 3rd. Those who are
in doubt about their voting power had
better remember -these dates and look
the matter up. Any man who lives in
the country in good faith, so far as the
country is concerned, should see to it,
that he can take advantage of his
franchise. A voter should never forget
his responsibility. It is almost as bad
for a man to refuse to give his vote, as
it is for a man to vote the wrong way.
On  Tuesday    morning   Councillors
Hilbert, Knight, Be\ilockway, C. Wilson. W. Wilson and W. K. Webb left
town 10 ins|Ki't C*vstnl Lake' and Cold
Spring Basin, the proposed supply of,
the Nanaimo Water Works Company,"
to test the validity a of report circulated
by certain parties as to the quality of;
the water.    The whole of the Councillors are of the unanimous opinion that
the quality is all that could be desired, 1
and that the reports arc entirely false.
The  ijuantity  of wild  game  seen  en
route and back by the City Fathers,
makes them feel confident that that vicinity must lie a bonanza to any sportSr
man.    The Councillors cast their paternal eyes upon deer in abundance and
panther also", but the last named having
no  vote  in Municipal  affairs left for
parts unknown before the Fathers got
mad.    They arrived in town last night
at s p. in- and report 2 to 3 feet of"
snow up the mountain.
CAHD.
The Vancouver Coal Mining «
Land Co., Lira., desire publicly to express their appreciation of the promptitude and energy displayed by the Fire
Brigade and others on the occasion of
the fire at the dwelling, near the old
Douglas Slope Head,
Samuel M. Robins,
Superintendent. 1
A UTTLE MIXED.
A stranger in the city who was startled by the fire«bell Tuesday night rush- ■
ed out of his hotel and got lost in the
bush, He did not know how the
town was laid out. He did not recog-;
nize the back end of the hotel on his
way back, and tried to effect an entrance
into a leading dry goods house. Somebody shouted "burglars begone" and
he skipped. A fellow hates to be shot
down as a burglar, when he has only
been trying to put out fires,
Ot'FH'IAI. KEiTBSS.
Ilurg'tlns 1-1 I) .frr-nlt:^.
I     -v Y'.-k   ! r.j
The novel thiiijr i:i medical practice is
the recent recti.pi li t lotiMinrls <>f physicians throughout 1 lie rouniryof it olrc .ar
froth n dealer ill tiinnaii curios tie*. Tile
manager es iue suppl eil w'.th lieasta {lie
world <>("• liy a s nirli* erjnan linn of
whoui middle men ami n.a iiigei-s buy
atij thing iu brute bl'Cailou, i'.oin Hon* to
lizards. Hut ilie exhibits of human de
formily are fouiid through items in the
newspapers nud personal nnj .tiatiou.
The discovery of a monstrosity, and a
contract for years of control at low wages,
have often enabled a showman to live
lazily for consid rablc periods. The
management of a fat woman or a dwarf
may not be an exalted kind of business,
but many a man lives by it, aud wears
the checked suits and grandiose airs
characteristic of the calling. Now, an
owner of a number of side shows seems
to have planned to be a monopolist iu
this line. Ho says by confidential circular tu physicians that he will pay liberally
for immediate information of ' the birth
(f any physically peculiar child, so that
be may "get ahead of competitors in
bargaining with tbe parents.
Country Hoys for Kepoiiera.
- A writer iu The Pittsburg Dispatch,
noting ihe fact that a large proportion of
Ihc good newspaper reporters of the day
are from country towns, gays: ''One
.thing that is in favor of the country boy
is that things in the city are strange to
him, aud ai tracts his attention, whereas
one used to lliem every day would not
notice them at all. C'fty boys arc apt to
want to write editorials at Ihc start, If <
they can't do thai they study law or medicine, or play pool."
Sonvnnlr of Alex. It, Sti'plien*.
.    (Philadelphia Press.l
Andrew J. Fleming, of St, Louis, has
in his possession a slip of paper bearing
an autograph writing by Alexander H.
I tephens. The writing is with a pencil,
tmd the souvenir contains the following
words: " 1 even,e reversed—that is, to rise
superior to the nejlact snd contumely of
mankind by trying to do them good
instead of harm. A determination to war
even against fate; to meet the world in all
its forces: to master e il with good and to
leave no foe standing In my rear."
t.ouil for the Hra'i.
*   [Tid.Blts.1
Newspaper proprietor—Our Mr.' Fll»
kins, of the editorial staff, is a wonderfully Wight fellow. He has great brain
power.
Subscriber—He ought to have. He Uvea
next door to my phosphate factory,
U'CT'Pn   NOTICE.
Jas. AbiUMS.
D. J. McLean.
VANCOUVER CLOTHING HOUSE,
j sis. .A-Tora/rxis £z O'o.
La'gc i'.n 1 craiplete stools of .Men's. Yimil>'. Buys' und Children-a
OVERCOATS
.AJSTO
ULSTERS.
QUANTITY, QUALITY AND CHEAPNESS NEVER BEFORE EQUALLED IN
iiifio,
Shirts, Collars, Gloves, (Jeiits1 Furnishings,  .Mitt*. Tics, ami
traces ave Specialties,     A direct importation of :i 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.
drTT PL.EAOE,"
Short  Bridge, Victoria descent,  Nanaimo,  Importer and
Dealer in
j
Those who are unemployed and
those who require labour are cordially
invited to use the advertising columns
of Westward Ho! Our desire is to
bring employer and employee together
and to promote the' interestt of the
unemployed.
rools, Rope, Rifles, Sporting Goods., Lamp Fittings, Paints,
Coal Oil, White Lead, Shot Uiins, Cartridges,
;ng stoves
Oil, General House Fur-
■ul at Lowest Market
hrrnrer of
YORK, &C
. tended To.
The Orescent Slo.c, Nminima.
Lamps, Lanterns, Boiled a
■ nishing Goods.     A ful
an
mshing Goods.    A full
Prices.     A1,
TIN, SHEET
Jobbing Pre:
The Farmers' Store. Comox.
FIRE!
Following are the official returns of
the Nanaimo Custom House for the
month ending Feb, 28th, 1886:—Import  Duty,  $1463.64; Sick mariners'  0	
dues, $132.02; Petroleum Inspection, Liverpool and London and Globe
$2.50; Miscellaneous, $193.20.   Total
$1791.36.
ARTHUR BULLOCK,
DRY GOODS AND MILLINERY
'IIIK (IT IX  KATKK.
A further cut in rates has been made
by the Northern Pacific. The rate
from Victoria to St. Paul is now first
class $50;   emigrant $30;   to Chicago
land St.   Louis, first class $55;   emi-
! grant $35.—Victoria Times.
Insurance.
iETNA INSURANCE CO.
OF  HARTFORD, CONN.
RISKS ACCEPTED AT CURRENT RATES.
W.
.
l.EIGHTON,
Agent.
BEER, BEER, BEAUTIFUL BEER.
The Nanaimo Brewery (Johnny
Mahrer's) beer is growing more popular every day. Oiuside competition is
almost completely shut out and our
dealers and consumers are perfectly
well satisfied with home production.
It is pleasant to realizi that in every
department of trade Nanaimo is becoming more and more  independent.
n.  CRAIG,
Blacksmith.
Go to Arthur Bullock's, the leading and fashionable dry
goods house of Nanaimo, where the public will find a large
and complete stock of   Dry Goods, Millinery and'Men's Fur-
jiiishing Goods. Being a direct importer from the European
and Eastern markets, I am enabled  to  offer  Goods  at most
j reasonable rates.     My stock of  Millinery is now most coin-
Iplete, and I can show a more Fashionable and stylish class of
goods than  any other  house in  British Columbia.    Some
• elegant styles in
FIRE!
If you wish to insure your property
I you cannot do better than call upon
: Mr. \V. K. Leighton, agent for the
• Liverpool and London and Ololx; and
1 the . Ktna Insurance Company of Hartford, Conn. KisVs arc accepted at:
I current rates. *
QUEEN CHOP HOUSE.
Go to the Queen Chop House if you
' want a good meal. The most fastidious
! epicure can now be supplied with the
1 best the market affords. Oysters,
! and Game in Season, etc., etc., in all
styles. This is the only House in the!
: city that supplies meals at all hours.   *
_ j   e> 4 »'	
STANDARD TIME.
."'■      '        "      ' '<
Morses Shot! wfth Scientific Accuracy by n SMITH
of many years' exoerience.
Waggons of all Kinds Made to Order.;
REPAIRING PROMPTLY DONE AT LOW RATES.
GENERAL  BLACKSMITHING  DONE WITH
" 'kVftJm'prJNi AND ACCPKACV.
BASTION STREET, NANAIMO, B. C.
HIRST BRO'S,
i
COMMERCIAL  ST.,   NANAIMO. |
-:o: —
The above Firm curry a Full Stock
of Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware,
Agricultural Implements, Jewelry, Cutlery and Fancy Goods, Sic,
IMPORTED  DIRECT.
DENTISTRY.
ADIES' CLOAKS k DOLMANS
CREAT BARGAINS IN FUNNELS AND BLANKETS.
TermB Cash. ARTHUR BULLOCK, Crescent Store.
AGENT NORTH BRITISH AND MERCANTILE INSURANCE COMPANY.
1    This name  Is applied to the  best
j Bourbon whiskey shipped to this Prov-
I ince and is sold in bottles for family
' use by the.sole acent— Richard Wat-
kins, of the popular   Royal   Hotel.
I While ihere is a big run on this whls-,
key over the bar, thete is also a grow-_
ing demand for it by outside consumers.
Mr. E. T. Crossette, recently from
Stfn Francisco, ■ may be consulted at
his rooms at the Royal Hotel, Nanaimo. Office Hours: From 10 a.m.
to 4 p.|». The preservation and restoration of teeth a speciality.
A. G. HORNE & SON,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
GROCERIES, PROVISIONS & CLOTHING,
L CRESCENT, NANAIMO.
SUQARS""^xtm lar£° importation of finest  grades sold
in barrels or smaller quantities at Lowest Possible Prices.
Island & Portland Flour
HAMS AND BACON,
Teas and. Canned C3-ood.s.
Full assortment direct from packers.
Notice
Is hereby given that" all accounts due the
late firn\ of Kasson & Iloggan are to lie
paltlafo me «t mynftico in Victoria Cresent.
C, C. McKenzik, for Kasson & Iloggan.
• -  •        Victoria Crescent. Nunaimo,
December 18th, iSSSr
BUTTER, CHEESE, FRUITS
AND VEGETABLES.
A large And varied stock of Clothing sold cheap for cash
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