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HE BRITISH COLUMBIAN
■     * ■—IS   PUBL1KIIKP	
Every Wednesday & SnihiW.
— Bl— •
D. ROBSON & CO.
OFFICE, COLUMBIA STREET. Estiame TO EDI-
TUMI M> OUIINII, Depastmeht thioiioh T. 0.
Fusion ft Oi'i. Book tt Statiohehv Store.
TKSIHS..1I.V Hail, S3 r. ye,ir | ,1 60 forO Imil.i
$1 for3mo«.i payuMe in Advance, Delivered
by Carrier or Agent, SI por i|unrter, pnyable
quarterly to Carrier ur Agent.
AOENTS
T. N, Husis ft Co. Victoria.
Wm. Hahiios Tail:
L. F. FISHEO Adverllelng Agent, 31 Merelumt'e
Kiennnge, 8m Franciecu, f.iuittiorl.eil to receive
Advertheinent. fur this paper.
TUIC DftDCD may be r..„nc1 on file at
I MO I ArCn am. V. Howell k Co.'.
NowKpaper Aiirertleing Bureau (in Spruco St.),
wliere advertising contract, mny b»uinile for lt in
MSW VOBk.
Iht §xitisU gglttmhiaiT.
Weilne.S.y Noralat, Hay >. issit.
Tbe Living Wave.
Day after day tbe stream of im-
migwuts continues to flow into this
coiintry, and by side-chaiineU some
are beginning to flow out. At [ire-
sent tbe rush is, pet-haps, quite equal
to the resources of the country. If
peoplo were coming to take up bind,
or engage for themselves in various
industries, thero would be no difficulty as yet; for we have thousands
of acres lying idle, and there are
several industries which could be
taken up with a very reasonable expectation of success. But a large
majority of the new arrivals ares
simply looking for employment, and
in a country where the resident
wliite population does not probably
exceed 30,000, tbe labor market can
soon be j supplied, i We have been
inviting jieople to come to this country, and we invite them now; but
let not those who come suppose that
they will certainly, drop nt mice into
a profitable engagement. A man
who is willing to work, nnd who is
uble to turn his hand to any kind of
ordinary employment that may be
offered, has every elianoe of success
here. But some persons have been
uccustomed -nly to do ono thing,
nud beyond tlint they are not able
to go. Sncu people aro almost certain' to fail either in this or any
other new country, During the
past few weeks a good many lato
arrivals have gone away disgusted.
Some of these men may have honestly endeavored to find employment and failed, but most of thom
have come with exaggerated and
mistaken notions of the country and
hnve left it because these notions
wero not apparently justified by the
facts. Instances of this sort are
constantly occurring in connection
with the settlement of all new countries. Manitoba has had the same
experience as British Columbia, and
the western states have suffered
from the same thing. But in time
these people begin to find that whero
they, failed others succeeded by aim
ply adapting themselves to the new
circumstances. But disappointed
emigrants give a country a bad
name, and counteract the effects of
legitimate emigration agencies. We
hails known many people go away
froin British Columbia- declaring
that nothing would induce them to
live iii the country, and we hare
known tliese very people to return
after a brief absence and become
contented nud prosperous. It is a
fact, in support of whioh hundreds
of examples could be given, that
jieople who have lived in British
Columbia mo very rarely content to
live any where else. If some persons lately arrived go away disap-
pnintpil, that does hot change at all
the condition of the., country. Ita
climate, and productiveness, and
abundant resources remain exaotly
tho same. We have land still lying
vacant, and when the railway belt is
opened for settlement we shall hare
land iu abundance. There is work
for the industrious, if he Will be
Niitislletl to accept for tho time being
whatever work may be offered, looking ont always for the kind of work
which best suits him. We have a
climate unequalled uny« hero else in
Canada, We have resources both
varied and valuable, und everywhere
waiting for development. It may
he that the immigration will tax to
the fullest extent the capacity of
tho province. Reports from the
eiiHt indicate! that what we have received is but the advance guard, ami
that tln'iv are thousands more to
follow, . Lot us mako every effort to
Hocotntnodate these innjple; and let
thorn uot imagine that they will
find iu this country a puradiso with
j«m, iii.ml fruits und flowers. People iu British Columbia have to
earn their bread by the sweat of
their brows, but thorn is no country
we know of where the earnings urn
larger in proportion to the cnoigy
expended.
British
mbian.
VOLUME 23
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. 0., WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 1883.
NUMBER 35
THE   STEAMER
BVA1TO-EL"
A. o, bi:\j uiiv, mabTkb,
WILL SAIL FROM NEW WEST-
MINSTER
Every Wednesday, hi 7 a. m.,
For SEATTLE, via SAN JUAN and
PORT TOWNSEND, connecting with
steamers for all points on tho Sound.
lletnmlng, will sail from SEATTLE
every Monday, at 7 a. m., arriving* here
on Tuesday afternoon.
For rates of Freight or Passage, apply
- J. A. It. HOMER, Agent,
np!4to ' • New West.
NOTICE
(LIMITED),
Carrying H, M. Mails and
B. 0. Express,
LEAVE IRVINQ'S WHARF
FOB VICTORIA:
Wednesdays ami Satobuays ut 7 a.m.
FOR VALE & WAY PORTS:
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 a.m.
For Freight or Passage apply at the
Oflico.
THOS. L. BRIW'B,
aplltc Agont.
C. E. WOODS,
CEO. TURNER.
WOODS & TURNER,
LAND SURVEYORS,
REAL ESTATE AOENTS,
Accountants & Conveyancers,
COLUMBIA  STKKKT,
NEW WESTMINSTER,   B. G.
WEHAVE.BORSALE IMPROV-
eil nml unimproved Lands at
PITT RIVER,
MAPLE RIDOE,- ! IU
LANGLEY,
MATSQUI,
MISSION,
BURRARDS INLET',
FALSE CREEK,
PORT MOODY,
TRENANT,
NORTH ARM,
SALT SPRING ISLAND.
TOWN LOTS AT PORT MOODY FOR SALE.
LANK  aWVKVIF-e   < AHKHLLV  AXD
PKOIM-TIY ATTKUDKD TO.
MONEY TO lOASf OJI liOOI. »K< I ItllI.
AOENTS FOR TIIE
Phenlx Fire Insurance Co. nr Brooklyn,
the Kanllnbic lite Assurance nuclei)-
•f Ike Dullcil Males, and
lilmMlua, tlrlle.nd <V«. vitrified mane
Hewer anil t'hlmnrv Pipes, Garden
Vases, de.
WOODS k TURNER.
New Westminster, 11. C,
April 2,1883. ap4
J. A. R. HOMER,  ! furniture.
FRONT STREET.
J. A. SIVEWRIGHT, M.O.
OFFICE—MACKENZIE; STREET
(NKAlt  IIKIIjL SHED).
Residenoe •- Aones   STBEET.
GORDON E. CORBOULD,
Barrister, Solicitor, &c.
NEW WESTMINSTER,
BRITISH    COLUMBIA.
THE UNDERSIGNED HAS PLEA-
sure iu announcing that he ia now
prepared to supply all kinds of Furniture, kc, at tlie lowest possible prices,
Cabinet work aud Upholstering done
promptly aud in first-class style.
UNDERTAKING
In all its branches. The undersigned
1ms the only HEARSE in the City; A
continuance of public patronage solicited.
Old stand, nsjxt Occident Hotel,
J. G, BUNTK,
Late Manage} Selil's Branch Furniture
Store.   '   I aufltc
TURNER, BEETON & GO.
MERCHANTS,
WHAKF STREET, • VHJTOKIA,
A.G-XSNTB   "irOB
Norlli British anil Mercantile
Insurance Co. nr Mainland,
H. C. BEETON 4. CO.,
3D Flnsbiny Circus,
London, K C.
JAMES   MORRISON,
CONVEYANOER,
Land and General Agent.
—AND—
AUCTIONEER!
COLUMBIA   9THEET,
(Op|>. Oliletlllll Hotel)
N K W   W K S T JI I N H T I* 1!
*trSovefnl good Farms for Sale mid to
Lease, nolo
Even Man (o his own business
.A..   PEELE,
PRACTICAL
CHEMIST& DRUGGIST,
COLUMBIA   STREET
(Ol'P. OOIONUL HOTKH,
NKW   WESTMINSTER,   B. Ci
ROBERT WARE
dbCO.
VICTORIA,  B. C.
0HIPPINO
—ANI)—
INSURANCE   AGENTS,
EXECUTE INDENTS FOK PRIN-
cipal Exports and Imports.
OFFER CHARTERS to Vessols Seeking.
LIBERAL   ADVANCES   mado  on
Consignments.
Agents for tlio Celebrated Brands of
KRASMi liim CANNED SALMON,
viz.,
EWEN k CO., "LION."
B. HAIOH it SONS, "STAR * TRI-
"ANQLB."
SOLE AOENTS FM BRITISH COLUMBIA FM
CURTISS k HARVEY'S Sporting nnd
Blasting POWDER.
JOSEPH KIRKMAN k SON'S  Prlso
Medal PIANOS.
JULES ROBIN * CO.'S BRANDY.
IMPUKTKIW   Of
GIANT POWDER, CAPS ft FUSE,
WINES,   LIQUORS,   HAVANA CIGARS, Ae.
GENERAL AOENTS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA FOB
ROYAL  INSURANCE  OOMPANY 'FIRE A
LIFE.' ,
LONDON ANO LANCASHIRE FIRE INSURANCE OOMPANY.
STANDARD LIFE ASSURANOE COMPANY.
UNION MARINE INSURANOE OOMPANY.
Risks accepted and Losses promptly
pnid.
Represented In London liy Messrs. II.
J. GARDNER ft CO., OO Qnoeii Victorin
Street, E. C.
4 Commercial Row, Wharf St.,
Victorin, B.C., loth March, 1883.
(mll2l)
WANTED:
BY COMPETENT BOOK-KEEPER,
Evening employment.   Apply by
letter to "Alpha," at this Olliee.   npl Ik
Physicians' Prescriptions nud Fan.
II)' Recipes n Special*.)'.
N.  B. —Only Genuine Drugs used.
Over twenty vears' experience.    mr£l
WM FERRIS,
LAND,    HOUSE,
GENERAL^AGENT
Bent and Debt Collector.
SEVERAL GOOD FARMS FOR SALE
Agent Tor the TRAVKLLKltS' UKK
and AGCIDKNT IKSVKANCK CO.,
Harlford, Conn.
OFFICE: - Columbia Street.,   Now
Westminster, deO
W. R. CLARKE,
AUCTIONEER.
APPRAISER AND COMMISSION
MERCHANT.
Sales Room, Fire-proof Building,
Yates Street,
VICTORIA, ■* BRITISH COLUMBIA.
19* Liberal advances made on Consignments.
To facilitate the sale of Real Estate, I
Imve complete maps of Victoria, Esquimau, New Westminster and tlie Districts.
N. B. Parties desirous of selling their
Stock, Stock In trade, or Funlturo, nnd
not wishing the trouble of an Auction
Sale, can find a Cash Buyer by calling
on the aliovi). Office of the British Columbia Wire Works. All sorts of wire
work done. Orders .tilled with neatness
and dispatch.
Offlee ur Harbor Master ami Port Warden* felO
, c^ony
<*->NI-'V c
V   „*>"    AND       'C.V-.
* ,SA W S
•j '■-
y^ ~   A N n ■ -i
V' K.NDS«->
— Jk. IiBO-
Engines, Boilers, Pumps,
Wood and Iron-working
Machinery, Belting, Pack-
in*-, Hose, Ac, ftc, ftc-
BOOTS and SHOES
FUOM
HEATHOBFS
& Shoe Manufactory,
VICTORIA,
AT   VICTORIA   PRICES.
R. THOMAS,
Shop under the new Oddfellow Hall, Col
umbiast., New Westminster,
ESTABLISHED 1859.
ROBT. DICKINSON,
BUTCHER,
Nearly Opposite the Colonial Hotel,
' NEW WESTMINSTER.
THE LARGEST AND  CHOICE8T
assortment of all descriptions of
MEATS ANO VEGETABLES
Constantly on hand, aiul supplied to Families, Restaurants, and Steainlmats at the
LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES.
1!
—AT—
QBMOTH
FARMERS'& MINERS'
IMPLEMENTS
AND A GENERAL ASSORTMENT
OF
HARDWARE.
THE BEST BRAND OP
Flour,
Bacon,
Beans,
Groceries.
Ready-Made Clothing!
AND A GENERAL LINE OF
DRY   GOODS
8PEOIALLY SELECTED FOR
THIS MARKET.
<5T Storage   nml    Forwarding
done nt reasonable rates.
REID & HUDSON.
jyl'-Mim
NOTICE TO SHIPPERS
AT NEW WESTMINSTER.
NO   FREIGHT
WILL BE RECEIVED BY THE
OAMAOIAN PAGIFIO NAVIGATION CO. (LIMITED)
Except on tlieir own Printed Forms of
Hli'iiping Receipts, to be had at T. R.
l'BAnsox k t'ci.'s, New Westminster.
npll JOHN IRVING, Mininger.
ROYAL  CITY
HAVE ON HAND AND ARK PRE-
PARED TO MANUFACTURE
-ii.L uKsciurrio.vH or—
Rough k Dressed Lumber,
MOULDINCS,
Doom, Sashes, and Blinds,
Pinning, Scroll-sawliig, Turning, Shrtpln-*,
Ami all klnils of WOOD-FINISHING,
executed to order with the
MOST IMPROVED MAOHINBliY.
FISH   CASES   A   SPECIALTY.
RICHARD "STREET,
NEW  WESTMINSTER   R  C.
JOHN HENDRY,
Manaqkk.
J. H. PLEACE & CO.
IMrORTKlW AND DEALKH8 IN
HARDWARE
STOVES,
BANGES,  &C, &C.
House Furnishing Go ids.
PAINTS, OILS, and TURPENTINE,
SPORTING  GOOD8.
A full assortment constantly on hand, at
the I.OWK8T MARKET RATES.
TINWARE MANUFACTURED ON THE PREMISES.
All klntlH *f Walei-plpe Work, at rea-
Honnble rale rt. by a rampeteal Worh*
niaiii nnt Infect Inn tmaraateed.
kW Jolihing promptly attended to.
HOLKROOK'H 8TOXK BIIIUMN4!,
Xrw Wfntmlatlrr.
GO TO THE
SAN  FRANCISCO
BOOT & SHOE STORE
AND GET  YOUR
MONEY'S WORTH.
BOOTS AND SHOES OF EVERY
description miule to onler, and repaired, from nn
INFANT'S  SHOE
—mi a—
The highest CASH price paid (or HIDES
JAMES HOUSSEAU,
COLUMBIA      STREET,
Orrositn thi Bask. .
IMPERIAL
FIRE INSURANCE COMP'If.
I Oi.n Broad St. and Id Pali. Mall,
WNDON.
INSTITUTED 1808.
FIR INSURING HOUSES tt OTHER
Buildings, Goods, Wares, Mei-chan-
dlae, Mauulacturing ami Fanning Stock,
Ships In Port, Haroor or Dock, and the
Cargoes of such Vessols; also, Ships build,
lug and repairing, Barges aud other Vessels on navigable rivers and canals, and
Goods on board such Vessels, throughout
Great Britain and Ireland and in Foreign
Countries,
■'ROM 1,08'* OR IIAMAUX BY FIRE.
Subscribed and Invested Capitol,
£1,600,000 STG.
Rates of Premium and ever)- informu-
tion con tie obbuned ou application to
W, J. ABMSTBONH,
Agent for New Westminster.
AYRSHIRE^ BULLS!
THK UNDERSIGNED HAS FOR
sale on reasonable terms n few half-
bred Ayrshire yearling Bulls, sired l>y tho
Thoroughbred Ayrshire Bull
DTrvriiRiiB-,
The dams being choice  dairy cows,
A. S. VEDDER,
jel I Sniuns.
I
JforSaUorlo&ni.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C,
The Only Fire-Proof Hotel
is the City,
THE WW D-FPAITIINT
IBGNDER THE CHARGE OF AH
BXPERIENCED ARTIST.
THE UNDERSIGNED BEGS LEAVE
to announce to the Public that ha
has purchased the above Hotel, when
everything will be found first-class, and
reasonable rate..
TkoFiritrt nd Sleeplig Aaart-
■eitl are under the superintendenoa
of Mm, Austin.
Private Dining Rooms tor Ladies,
j Families and Private Partita.
A Prltale Reading Boen., commodious, comfortably furnished, and:
well supplied with books and papera, is
provided for tlie use of guests.
Is supplied with the choloest brands af
Wises, Liquors, Cioabs, 4c.   .'     :   ,
JNO. AUSTIN,
i     1'norniETOR.
Granville Hotel,
GRANVILLE,
BUBRARD      INLET.
Jfewly Built and JTewIjr Furnished,
large and Commodlons.   ,
ONE OF THE IEST HOTELS ON THE MAINIAM.
Couiinouds an unbroken view of that
inagnificent sheet of water known aa '.
Coal Harbor, tlie future terminus
of   the   Canadian   Pacific
Railway.
mm ar  km-m  mt  riHiu-a.
if Visitors and Tourists will find It .
quiet and pleasant resting placo.
The scale of charges will be found to
lie strictly moderate.
Good stabling on the premises.
JOSEPH MANNION,
PROPRIKTOn.
COLUMBIA STBEET,
NEW WESTMINSTER, R.C.
HAVING PURCHASED ANP COM-
plat-sly re-fumiibed ami otheMn
greatly improved thia well-known establishment, I have the pleasure to announce that it Is now - -    .
For the rceeptioif of Oueats.
Conveniently located and well appointed] In every department, with
BATH ROOMS
And all the moat modern appliances, it
will be found in every respect the nut,
as it is the laruest and most commodious,
Hotel ou tiie Mainland.
The
RESTAURANT
Department Is under the vory best management both as regards cutftiNK and
attendance ami parties desiring them
can have PRIVATE DINING ROOMS,
with special attendance.
THE  BAR ROOM
Is stacked with the choicest Wines and
Liquors, and the boat brands of Cioaks
fill always be bept on hand.
THE BILLIARD ROOM
Is spacious and well appointed, and provided with SniAHLK'a Patest CUSHION
TAKLKS, the best In use.
43* Good attendance   nnd   moderate
charges.
J. E. INSLEY,
Proprietor k Manager.
December 1, 1
deO
Stage Coaches for Sale I
APPLY TO
W. R.  LEWIS,
New Wra-minster, E 0.
SUBSCRIBE
FOR THE British Colamblan, the
Newspaper on the Mainland of Brit
Ish Coiumbin.   Only f.1 a year,
FOR SALE CHEAP:
A GOOD DAIRY FARM. Dwelling
House, Barns and other ont-bulU
ings, with the Stock, Dairy Utensils and
implements of husbandry. Hor particulars apply to
W. D. FERRIS,
Land Agent, 4c.
New Westminster,
20th April, 1883. apilte
FOR SALE tm TO LEASE
THE SHOP AND PREMISES ON
Columbia St., next tbe Customs
House, lately occupied by Nelson Bros,
The situation is excellent for any bail,
ness purpose. The building la divided
into two shops, and has a good supply of
water. Will be sold at a bargain, or
leased to a suitable tenant. Apply on
the premises to
ap'ilto W. J. FRENCH.
FOR   SALE.
Thoroughbred Bull
THE THOROUGHBRED BULL
"Gen. Waikem," bred by Turgia
ft Co., and having a reghtered Fedigne,
Is offered for sale, or would be exchanged
for another bull. He is a fine animal,
without blemish, and five years of age.
Apply ti'i SB'. INNES BROS.,
aplSto ... Langley, B. C.
F0RM.E.
LOT  2,   BLOCK   IX.
«      1,    Mm      XXn.
,:;":,  IO,,    '.',    ;  xxvin.,.
City of New Westmlnstar.
—-Also—
LOt %  BLOCK i:
" 8*»,i "i ' inr.
■ '.'.■ untf I   .'.':■■■ Jw.Jj]
%     3, "■si:   ,'X'
I    "   18, 19, t2fl,, BLOCK XIIL,
Suburban Lands,
kpply to
H. V, EDMONDS,
New Westminster,
or to ALI.SOP k MASON,
auaotc '"'■ Victoria.
Dairy Farm for Sale!
MB
fi.  C* CHADSEY, OF SUMAS,
 i   wishing to retire from business oo
account of failing health, offers for sale
ain reasonable-terms his splendid improved
DairvFarm, consisting of 520 acres of
prairie land, of which 150 aores are under fence. There is & good dwelling
house on the place, also bam, dairy,
sheds, and stables; an excellent well and
oi large orchard of choice fruit; and In
short every improvement necessary for a
comfortable home and for carrying on a
large and profitable business in daily pro-
duce. Duty stock and farming implements will be sold with the farm if desired. For terms apply to the owner on
the place, personally or by letter.
Sumas, April 6,1883. aplltc
CITY PROPERTY!
FORJiALE.
A RARE CHANCE!
THAT SPLENDID,  WELL-BUILT,
and most healthful Residence,
HILXCROFT    HOUSE,
Situate in the centre of a 2-aere lot
(being lots 17 and 18, cor. Queen's avenue and Douglas st.), fenced and wall
laid out; good carriage drive, stables,
Ac. i part of the ground planted as an
orchard; an exhaustless supply of excellent water on the premises; within 10
minutes' walk from steamboat landing.
W.0CO. •
Lots 2 and 3, Block 20, Royal Avenue,
with 3 rented tenements thereon; a good
supply of water.   12.000.
Let 1, Block 20 (2 chains square), with
2 rented tenements thereon, and gout
supply of water.   11,800.
7 lots, subdivision of lot 49, Block 5;
has a frontage on St. Andrew's, Pelham
and Halifax sta. Five lots for »100 each,
and 2 corner lots for $160 each; or HOO
for the whole.
320 aores good laud, being watt half of
lot 13, township 2, Surrey municipality,
New Westminster District. This lot is
admirably situated, part prairie. The
Serpentine river runs through a portian
of it, giving excellent facilities for reaching the markets by water. IS.li'i par
acre.
The whole, or any part of the above
properties cau be uuroluaaal for .part
oasfi, the balance being covered by mortgage hearing 10 per cent, interest.
R. W. DEANE.
New West, Har, 20.1883. mh28tc
PIANOS, ORGANS,
—Aim—
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
Books to Sheet Music
IN ENDLESS VARIETY,
MU8ICAL   BOXES
A fine AHsortment; from t2o to MO,
BAtiNALL&CO.'S
MUSIC   STORE,
(-OVKRNMKNT STB KM, VIONRU.
J.  BAQNALL,
PiA.voronTr.AOROAN Tcner A RimMR
CHEQUEJLOST.
LOST, AT PORT HANEY, ABOUT
the 23rd April, a Cheque on the
Bank of R C. for 1134, made by A. Onderdonk in favor of the undersigned.
The finder will please return it, aa it Is
of no commercial value except to the
undersigned.
ap28 WM. ROSS.
-.,*—- ■■-" -    —" ■
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. ........ .............. ■ „  ,■-.-   -- -       *.	
-■-■   '-   "■        •..■■--- --*-'   -      .•"-.**   •-■--»	 NEW ADVERTISEMENTS THIS DAY.
Mail Contract R. Wallace
Hyack Fire Co; J. McMurphy
Apprentice Wanted... .A. M. Herring
Reward. A. M. Herring
Steamship Victoria.. .J. A. R. Homer
Appointments... .Provincial Secretary
To Claimants of Land....W. Smithe
Last Concert Choral Union
Choral Union. J. S. Clute
lhe $ritish (Eolnmbinn.
Wednesday Isorttlnf, May t,
The Standard goes for the government because they have not brought
down thoir polioy. In this onr contemporary must know that he is not
acting fairly. There are certain mutters of the very greatest importance
being discussed and arranged between
the local and federal governments,
Mr, Trutch was commissioned to
carry on the negotiations at Ottawa,
and he did so, but Sir John Mucdon-
ald expressly stated that these matters must be submitted to Ottawa for
final approval. We understand tlmt
after being laid before the local government they wero so submitted, nud
the government cannot proceed another step until they hear from Ot*.
tnwe. If the late provincial government had not stuck to office after
they had been defeated nt the polls,
this dead.look would not have occurred. ,
Tlie New Franchise.
Sir John Macdonald has introduced his bill making a uniform
franchise throughout Canada. So
tar as British Columbia is concerned
this bill will make ver; little difference in the basis of the franchise.
At present any male, person over 18
years of age, who has resided a sufficient length of time in the province,
is practically a voter, although' he
owns nothing. He must have paid
taxes; but in this country every
mule person over 18 must pay taxes;
and the franchise is really equivalent
to manhood suffrage. According to
Sir John's bill the suffrage is bustd
entirely on a property qualification,
or an income. In oities, towns, and
villages, the owner of real estate
worth 8300, or a tenant paying a
rent of $20 a year, or a person having an income of $400 a year; is
entitled to vote. In counties or districts tho real estate qualification is
$200, the rental or income the same.
Sons of real estate owners anywhere,
who live with their parents and are
not otherwise qualified, are entitled
to vote ou the parental possessions,
ono son fen* every -|300 value. Unmarried women have the same right
to yot? as men. There are in British Oolohnbia n great many people
now entitled to vote who would be
out off by. this act on the property-
qualification clause. But in this
countiy we batieve it wonld scarcely
be possible to find a person, otherwise '■ eligible to vote, wlio does not
enjoy an income of $400. The only
important change, as far as we are
concerned, is that which gives all
unmarried women tho right to vote
when they have the legal qualifies
tion. This clause is very important,
nnd deserves a most careful consideration. We aro inclined to believe
that women should bo allowed to
vote, but very great care should be
taken to secure their absolute independence in the exercise of tlieir
franchise, til most cases women are
, so dependent upon men that we nm
afraid tlieir votes would represent
the ideas ef the man mora than their
own! 'With' tbe basis of qualification
laid down in Sir John's bill we do
not feel disposed to quarrel, but
there; are some details which strike
us as very objectionable. The voters'
lists nre to be prepared by n set of
officials appointed by the federal
government, aud this will inevitably
load to partisanship imd grant un
necessary expense. These Irarristers
may become the mora tools in the
hands ot a government whose lirst
consideration would be to secure ii
party triumph. Tho preparation of
voters' lists is something which, in
the older provinces, has always been
guarded by the most scrupulous care.
In Ontario they are prepared wholly
by the municipal authorities, elected
every yoar .bjf. the people. They un-
revised first by a court of revision
appointed by thd municipal council,
and finally revised by the county
judge. Tbe safeguards against par-
titanihip and corruption under this
system appear to be wanting in Sir
John'a bill^amrthey arc ot the
greatest 'importance. We are ufi aid
the bill, mny be found cumbersome
in praotios. It must be remembered
thnt ft deals only with Dominion
elections.   The provincial franchise

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