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 Gore-nmontPrinting oflk<
Columbian.
tOITTME 5
NEW  WESTIdlNSTBPt, B. 0., SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 22, 1888.
NUMBER 147
JOSEPH B, OAVNOIl, U.A„L1,.D.
-JOLD MEDALIST, UNIVERSITY OF
J Dublin. Burrister-nt-Laiv, High Coort
F Justice, Irolnnd. offloe. Colonial Hole!
look, Columbia St., New Wostmilister,
. C. ddo7to
*OSBOIXD A MeCOLI,
BARRISTERS,
SOLICITORS, ETC.
Iffloea, Masonlo Buildings, Now Westminster, aud Vancouver, B. C.     Jy81d wto
[I   0, ATKINSON, -
>    BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, Ae.
irrlcES—Maaonlo Building,
'dwfelOto New Westmlnaler, 11.0.
IV.
BTOHM AM DOLJC, <*. 0„
BARRISTER-AT-LAW.
-and Agent Honey to Loan.
Clarkson Street,
left* New Westminster, a 0.
1LOW * MACLURE,
ARCHITECTS.
mo«-Room E,
Over Dank of B. C,
Columbia Street.
W. GRANT.
ARCHITECT]
Omen-Corner Mary and Clarkson Sts*
dwfeSSto
wt
-TILLIAH R. KING,
ARCHITECT,
UILDINQ A LAND SURVEYOR,
SANITARY ENGINEER.
irFioB-New Masonlo Blook,
dwaplSto Westminster.
CALL AMD A INK * SANSON,
ARCHITECTS.
nnesBIook,      -       -       HastlngsSt.
VANCOUVER, B. 0.
dauDOtc .  .
A LBERT J. HILL,
\. M. CAN. SOO. C. E.
JIV1L ENGINEER,
LANDSURVEYORand
DRAUGHTSMAN.
.mott—New Masonlo Blook,
dwmhlSto New Westminster.
(1  -1   TRAPP,
'AUCTIONEER AND APPRAISER,
lotnmbla Street New Wostmlnster
Alt commission,! will receive prompt
nd careful attention. Best references
tvenwheu required, mhl2-to
RAND BROS.
tlSfcls ESTATE BROKERS,
Conveyancers, Collector*,
And Insurance Agent*,
ifficcs at VICTORIA! Fort Street,
NEW WESTMINSTER! Corner
McKenzie and Clarkson Sts.
VANCOUVER, Cordova Street.
BUILDING LOTS for sale In all sections
f Vancouver and New Westminster City.
FARM LANDS of superior quality for
ale at CbUliwhaok, Tort Hammond,
jangley, Matsqui, Sumas, Mud Bay.Liid-
ler's Landing, Lulu Island, North Arm
md Pitt River.
Maps and Plans exhibited and the full-
it Information furnished atall our offlcesi
feMto       .
MAJOR & PEARSON
Real Estate Brokers and
Financial Agents.
AGENTS FOB
Confederation Life Association of
Toronto.-'
loyal aad Lancashire Fire Iniur-
uee Companies.
M.Valnable Lots for sale In the city
uid Dlstrlot of Westminster; and choice
Lots In the City of Vancouver.
Penons wishing to buy or sell eity or
rural property should communicate with
Offlcesi Bank of B.0. building, opposite
postoffloe, Westminster, and Hastings St.,
Vancouver. - dwaplflte
NOTICE.
rHE UNDERSIGNED WILL NOT BE
reaponaible for any debt, contracted
by F. w. MoOrady. whether under allegation of partnerahlp with the undersign-
dor otherwise. __  LEE 00 Y.
Dated 18th December, 1888. ddelitc
Dress Making Establishment.
MRS. KATE SMALL,
OHURCH ST.,    NEW WESTMINSTER,
Next to Trinity Churoh.
L.af Experience la th. bullae...
(UOJlyam .
W. 0. LOYE,
'uhioiitlj Boot and Shoe lUker.
R«palrin-r flaatly Dane. Cork Sale
r        work a Specialty.
MTOrders promptly attended to,
Ola-rks-m I'    '
tel,neztto
Dress-Making I
Misses MeDOUGALL
OOLUMUIA   S-niBBT,
New Westminster, B.C.
ssr Satisfaction guaranteed.      dapUto
DRESSMAKING
At MISS JENNINGS',
(LATB or ENGLAND)
Corner of Church and Columbia street*-,
NEW WE8TMINSTER.
avsatlsfaetlon guaranteed.    dwfe7te
MUNICIPAL NOTICE.
Corporation of the City of New
Westminster, B. <*.
TENDERS WILL BE RECEIVED AT
the offloe of the City Clerk nn to noon
on the 10th dny of December, 1888, for tho
whole or part of tho
to be Issued pursuant to "The Workshops
vice Bylaw, aw.
Byordeii
duolitd
. J, A. ROBINSON,
. O.M.O.
Extension of Time.
THE TIME FOR IJECEIVINO TEND-
ers for tbe above Debentures has boon
extended Ull noon on MONDAY, 31.1
•utsaser, If
By order,
desk!
T.d.TRAPP&CO.
GENERAL & SHELF HARDWARE,
Including Tools of all kinds of the best makes; Cross-cut & Hand-Saws,
Barbed Wire for Poncing, and all the neceuary Utensils for Farming)
Pulley Blocks, Snatch Blocks, Rope & Chain in all sins; Pitch,
Tar & Oakumi Tarred and Slain Paper for Bulldlngi Paints tl Oils
in all colors; liquid Paints InslUhadcai Floor Paints ready to use; Grind
Stonesi Wall Paper in all *Jo«i|ras) Brooms & Brashes for all purposes;
Lubricating Oils; Traps' of all descriptions, and a general -assortment of
Agricultural Implements,
tr Special attention givon to orders by mail.
. T. T. lp-l_i-A_-_?--? SO CO.,
dwjly3to Columbia Street, New Westminster.
Jk xtm-vtr x.o*r ox*
ADO* TI kO O ladies' and
Mfl\J I  1 UO       Gentlemen's,
GRANT &"MACLURE'S
Boot * Shoe Store.
dwje22te
j. s. manson,
Merchant Tailor
Marshall Sinclair's Old Stand,
COLUMBIA ST. NEW WESTMINSTER.
noldly
BON MARCH E.
•XTrtS-T RBO-fllVIlD,
A Special Line of Winter Dress Goo*
ao OBNTS.
—AND—
A large Quantity of Extra Quality Yarn
eo csxtts fee, lb. >^S'
WALKER & SHADWELL,   •   •   NEW WESTMINSTER, B. G.
BARGAINS ^BARGAINS!
DRESS GOODS.
We are now offering our entire stock of
DRESS GOODS at cost. Also a large stock
of Ladies' Wool Shawls and Scarfs. Children's Wool Hoods, Gaps and Bonnets.
MRS. WM. RAE.
dsn25tc
ATTENTION
S294. AGRES
-OF-
CHOICE   LANDI
W
E ARE NOW OFFERING FOR SALE
the celebrated
D. ROBSON,
City Clerk.
MATHERS PROPERTY
.Consisting of 5294 acres excellent farming-
land, situated on the Fraser; River, near
Langley, about 25 miles from Westminster,
in blocks to suit purchasers of 20 acres
and upwards, at prices varying accoMfng
to quality and location, on very easy terms
of payment.
Steamer landing and good wagon roads
adjacent to the premises and railroad station immediately across the river.
Be^A competent man is now on the ground
to show intending purchasers the property.
Round trip tickets -from' Westminster and
Vanoouver furnished intending purchasers
free of charge.
-EHeLXAdL Bros.
dwauSlto
OFFICIAL DIRECTORY.
Citio OmcEits.—Mayor, Robert Dickinson: Oity Clerk protein,, D. Robson; Police Magistrate, T. C. Atkinson; Chief
Engineer Fire Department, W. COrbott;
AiSslHtnnt, H. Read.
Couht OFFioiALS.—JudKO of tho Supreme Court, Hon. J. F. McCrelglit: Regis*
trai, W. H. Finding; SiierUT, W.J.Armstrong.
Provincial Officbus, — Government
Agent, CIiuh. Warwick; Registrar of Titles,
R, W. Armstrong: Supt. of Provincial
Asylum, Dr. R I. Bentley; Bursar of Asylum, Jas. Phillips; Governor of Central
Prison, Wm. Moresby: Steward Royal Columbian Hospital, chas. Digby; Immigration Agent, Jno. Sprott: Coroner, W.
I). Ferris; Registrar of Marriage Licenses,
W.J. Armstrong.
Dominion Officials.—Postmaster, J. 0.
Brown: Collector of Customs, J,S. Cluto;
Wurden of Penitentiary, A. H. McBride;
Dominion Land Agent, H. B. W. Alkmau;
Crown Timber Agent, T. S. Higginson;
Inspector of Fisheries, Thos. Mowat,
RKPBEHKNTATivFj-.-8cnator, Dr. T. R.
Mclnnes; House of Commons, Donald
Chisholm; Provincial Legislature, Capt.
W. N. Bole, Q, 0.
KAILS CLOSE AND ARRIVE.
0LO8S
For Can. Pac, Ry.—Daily (except Sunday
and Monday), ut 12.30, and on Saturday
(for dispatch Sunday) at 22.
For Victoria, V. L, and Western U. ft. Offices-Monday, m.45j Tuesday, 8,15; Wednesday, e.80; Thursday, 8.16; Friday,
8.30; Saturday, 8.15,
For Vancouver, Moodyvllle, Port Moody
and Burrard Inlet—Dally (except Sun-
ay) at 8.15.
For Ladner's Landing and Lulu Island—
Monday, 1233; Wednesday and Friday
6.80.
For Olover Valley, Hall's Prairie, Surrey
Centre and Langley Prairie-Saturday,
0.
For Elgin and Mud Bay—Saturday, 12.45.
For Plumper's Pass—Monday, 18.46.
For Nanaimo (direct mall)—Tuesday, 19.
X>*CT*E]
From Can. Pac. Ry.—Dally (except Saturday) at 1*1,10.
From Victoria- iiulay. Tuesday and
Thursday 1(1; Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday, 11.80.
From VauTOiiver, Moodyvllle, Port Moody
nnd Burrard In lei—Daily (except Sunday) at 16.
From Ladder's Landing arid Lulu Island
—Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, 16.
From Clovor Valley, Hail's i'ralrle mid
Lannley Prairie—Friday, 10.
From Klffln and Mud Hay—Saturday, 11,
From Plumper's r.u-s—.Sunday, 10.
From Nunali-m (direct mall)—Saturday,
POST OFFICE HOURS:
Gotioral Delivery froml) to 10 (7 p.m.),
Tuesdays)Thursdays and Saturdays; Oto
18, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays—
except whon limits nro being sorted.
Money Oitm-u & Savings Bank.—Dally
—On.m. to 4 p. in., and from 0 to Ton
Saturday evening!-.
POWDER
Absolutely Pure.
This powder never varies. A marvel of
purity, strength and wliol esomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
eannot bo sold in competition with tbe
multitude of low test, short weight alum
or phosphate powders. Sold only In caua.
Royal Baking Powder Co.,106 Wall St,,
New York, sfel;
TO RENT.
* CANNERY AND SALTERY situated
ft. on Subdivision IM* & A 0 of Lot 1*1,
Bock 9,  Apply to
HENRY V. EDMONDS,
dnoltc ,       Land Agent.
To Xj-et.
F
IURNISHED ROOMS,
Iu Suite or Single,
At MRS. E. C. STIRSKY'S,
Columbia Street,
•arropposlto Catholic Chureh,    dno26tc
The Stem-wheel Stmr. -Gladys.
mHE UNDERSIGNED IS INSTRUCTED
I tosellthonbovonftinedsteamer. She
has beon on tho ways nnd thoroughly
overhauled and lslnrfrat-olassorder. Can
bo seen and all particulars obtained on
application to the undersigned or to Mr.
Wm. B. Townsend. If not sold nt private
sale sho will bo put up to miction on Monday, Dec. 31st, iKtw. Also, Freight Shed,
Landing-steps mul Hay-slide at Chilllwhack, which Is Btibjeot toa-irround rent
of 82 per month to tho Indian chief at
New Westminster, Dee. 1,1888.
Lowiiiii Us
Ss oo.
Real  Estate,
INSURANCE
 AND	
Financial Agents
Purchase, Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact nil Buaiiiosa relating to
Real Estate.
— AGENTS FOR—
london Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Firo Insnranco Co. or
Hartford.
London nnd laiicaslilro Ute Assurance Co.
Union Insnranco ooiee, Ld, (Murine)
OFFICEBi
Columbia St., New West'r.
4t Government St., Victoria
dmaUyl
faihj fritwli Columbian
Hilurclsr Evenlns. Bee. tt, 1888.
SCIENTIFIC MISCELLANY.
" A prize of about 82D00 1ms been
odbred by the committee of the Caspian fisheries, in Russia, for tho discovery of means for protecting fish
against infection, and for treating
persons suffering from the use of
poisonous fish. Investigators have
until January, 1893, to send in their
The work of connecting by canal
the two great arteries of navigation
in western Siberia has so far progressed that a boat 50 feet long and
14 feet wide, taking 3J feet of water,
has been lately drawn from the Obi
into tho Yenisei with a load of 40
tons of ilour. The two rivers are
690-miles apart.. -
Sinco Humboldt witnessed fish
thrown from the volcano Ootopaxi,
in 1603, it has been found that the
phenomenon is repeated from time
to time during eruptions, and that
it oecurs also in other volcanoes of
the Andes. The fish are sometimes
ejected in vast quantities. All
belong to one species, whioh exists in some of the lakes on the
sides of the mountains.
The submarine torpedo boat of
Lieut. Isaac Feral, launched in
Spain some weeks ago, is about 70
feet long and nine feet wide, with a
displacement of 87 tons. Its two
crows aro driven by powerful electric
accumulators, to be oharged from
a station en shore, and it is supposed to be able to provide respirable
oir sufficient to sustain its crew of
seventy men forty-eight hours under
water.
Sdo.au ix Cement.—The volue of
sugar in cement mortar has been
carefully tested by Capt. A. Vott
Grunr.weig, of Vienna. He finds
that mixtures of cement and sand,
hardened in n dry placo, may be
strengthened by sugar, the maximum effect boing produced when
tiie proportion of sugar reaches
threo or four per cent. With pure
cement the addition of sugar does
not increase tho binding effect
The extent of tho slaughter of
fur-bearing animals in Siberia is indicated by accounts of the summer
fair ut Irbit, which is a market for
only a portion of tho fur exported.
There wero shown skins of 3,180,-
000 squirrels, 11,000 blue foxes,
140,000 marmots, 30,000 polecats,
10,000 badgers, 1,300,000 hares,
2000 foxes, and many bears snd
wolves. The animals aro being so
npiJly exterminated that great
regions are being abandoned by
hunters.
A Remarkable Expekimext.—
Mr. Friese Greene, a British photographer, has actaully produced a
picture with only the light issuing
from his eye. Having stared for
fifteen seconds at a 3000-candlo
electric arc only three feet sway,, he
closed his eye and quickly brought
it over a sensitive plate at a distance'
of one inch. The result was a very
faint but distinct image of the arc
and the carbons, due, probably, to
momentary phosphorescence of the
retina. A second attempt failed,
snd gas lights proved too weak to
produce effect.
Progress of Cremation,—Since
the cremation movement was inaugurated, according to statistics up
to August 1 collected in Berlin, 998
bodies have been burned in Italy,
554 in Gotha, 287 in America, 39
in Sweden, 16 in England, 7 in
France, snd 1 in Denmark. Cremation societies have S012 memben
in Sweden, 1326 in Denmark, 1326
in Holland, 612 in Germany, 580
in Italy, 438 in Hamburg, and 390
in Switzerland. There sre 20 cremation-furnaces in Italy, 1 in Germany, 1 in England, 1 in Switier-
land, 1 in France, and 26 (!) in tbo
United States.
Oiiinese Abteo-omy.—Having
before us the gradual awakening of
China to some conception of western progress, it is interesting to
glance at the most conspicuous monument of tlio time when Chinese
scienco ceased to advance. This is
tho Astronomical Ob—rvntory of
Pekin, the oldest in the world,
which Prof. Rust-ell nin.de the subject of n recent lecture at tho Chin-
oso capital. It was established in
1U70. The oldest in Europe—that
of Denmark—was founded in 1576,
whilo tlio Royal Observatory of
Paris was not opened until 1671,
and that of Greenwich throe years
later. Tho Chinese astronomers
first used bronze apparatus about
tho year 1050. Tho Pekin Observatory originally contained four
instruments — an equatorial ar-
millnry, an equatorial or astrolabe,
an altitudo and azimuth instrument, and a celestial globe. PThe
gloho has disappeared, but three of
the instruments atill remain. In
1670 six new instruments—similar
to the old but more accurate—were
ordered, and two others were added
in the first half of the last century.
But tho land that so progressively
nourished infant astronomy has
failed to bring it to the age of the
telescope. The Observatory ia in
charge of an Astronomical Board,
now including a total of 196 persons, whoso ohief duty is to regulate
the most important of all Chinese
books—the calendar. Besides astronomical facts, this atill gives
lucky and unlucky days, in accordance with which all Celestials
nrrango their business.
Children Cryfor PitcW'.Castoria
MANITOBA WINS.
The Supreme Court Unanimously
Decides the Manitoba Road
can Gross the C. P. It.
Chicago Anarchists Apply for an
Injunction to Restrain Police Interference.
Cold Wave in the East-Outbreak
of Smallpox on a French
Steamship.
a glorious VIOTOUY.
Winnipeo, Deo. 22.—Tho supreme
court at Ottawa hart unanimoual** deoided in favor of the Manitoba road, in
the dispute about the right to cross tho
C.P.R. tracks.
AHOTHBU STORM.
iOttawa, Deo. 22.—Anoiher itorm
haa como up and is severely raging in
this city and the neighboring country.
Trains are belated and the thermometer is at zero.
A SECRET  TREATY.
Winnipeo, Dec. 22.—Prez Cavalier,
late secretary of the Spanish legation
at Yokohama, He says when he left
Japan it was correctly reported in diplomatic circles that a secret treaty
had been concluded between Russia
and Japan against England, for the
reason that Russia feared in the event
of war with England that the Japanese
would favor the latter.
ANOTHER INSOROEVT VICTORY.
New York, Dec. 22.—The.steamer
Adriondac, from Kingston, brings news
of a battle in which the insurgent
chief, Hippolyte, was tho tictor. He
is reported to have captured tho town
of Miralbela, 28 miles from Port au
Prince, the stronghold of Legitine, aftor a two hours' siege.
THE ANARCHISTS WANT AN INJUNCTION
Chicago, Dec. 22.—The anarchists
have applied for an injunction to restrain the police from suppressing their
meetings, The matter was referred to
the master in chancery for a report.
ACCOUNTED FOR,
Cincinnati, Dec. 22.—All the missing in last night's fire in Strobel'a furniture factory has been accounted for.
The result is one killed, two fatally
wounded and fivo seriously injured.
Loss, 8200,000.
VIOLENT SMALLPOX OUTBREAK.
New York, Dec. 22.—Health Officer Smith to-day telegraphed lo Capt.
John Mooro, immigrant landing agent,
to despatch a boat to quarantine to remove 136 steerage pasaengors on B.r*.
Chateau Lafittoux, from Bordeaux, to
Surnburn Island, as smallpox has
broken out with great violence ou that
vessel. Tho tug Geo, O. Starr was immediately sent to quarantine.
FiGHTiNG PRAIRJK FIRE.
Fort Assiniroine, Mont,Dec. 22.—
All the troops at this post,,and 6 com-
pahyi of infantry and 3 of cavalry are
out on the prairie west, of this poet
fighting a fire whioh started in Ull
crass G miles west about G last evening.
It steadily advanced in the direction of
the post, the wind blowing 30 miles au
hour. Appliances for fighting the tire
are limited, and it is feared the garrison buildings, which are all frame
structures, will be destroyed, At 2
o'olock a. ni. the wind was blowing
the blazing prairio grass into the garrison enclosure in bunches and the
prospects for saving tho poat were not
encouraging.
KILRAIN ACCEPTS.
New York, Doc. 22.—Jake Kilrain,
through a representative in this city,
deposited 95,000 in cash, to-day, with
the editor of the Clipper, to cover
Sullivan's deposit for a fight for tbo
championship of tho world and 810,-
000 a side. The following lettor accompanied the deposit: "To editor
New York Clipper: Dear Sir :—In
reply to Jno. L. Sullivan's challenge
to meet mo in the arena for $10,000 a'
a side and the championship of the
world, please state that I am ready to
meet Sullivan in battle for 81000 a
side and the Police Gazette diamond
belt, which I hold, and tbo heavy
weight championship of the world.
To prove thnt I mean businessand tlmt
1 am in earnest, my backer has posted
85,000 with tho New York Clipper,
who shall be final or temporary stake
holder. Myself or my backers representative wdl bo ready to moot Sullivan or his representative on proper
and duo notice any day they mny
name and at any placo thoy appoint,
outside nl iho juri* diction of the
United St ..tuH." (Signed) Jake KtL-
saini champion of tlio wnrld.
WILL WAIT THI* OUTCOME.
Washington, Dec. 22.—Seorotary
Bayard hai informed Dr. August-;,
General Hipptilytes ambassador, that
the V. S, cannot officially recognize
any faction in Hayti, but will wait until the people declare for one or the
othor parties ns a legal government.
TRAIN HOlltlERS SENTENCE I >.
Draowood, Dak., Dec. 22.—Albert
B. Niokerson and John Solford, who
at tempted the robbeiy of a train on
the Hollies tako nilrnnd, liavo been
sentenced to fifteen yours in penitentiary.
A COLD WAVE.
Saranac Lake, Dec. 22.—Thoro is
a cold wave passing over here. ' It was
22 degrees below zero last night.
AN  WJUNCnON ON KPARRINO.
Cwcaoo, Dec. 22. —Judge Altgeld
this morning modified- tho injunction
to restrain the police from interfering
with Kilrain and Mitchell's sparring
exhibitions, Tho chief of police says
he will arrest thorn for post exhibitions and will nsk tho mayor to revoke
tlie license of tho CnAino, whero thoy
sparred.
THE LATE  CHIEF JUSTICE.
Pittsburg, Dec—The* remains of
Oharles E. Doyle, lato chief justice of
Washington Territory, arrived from
the west this morning nnd were met at
the depot by a Committee of the Fayette county bar, The body was taken
to his old home nt Uniontown, The
interment will probably be on Monday.
MURDERED FOR LUCRE.
Little Rock, Ark., Deo. 21,—Qhos.
Kutt, a prosperous farmer, and his
wife, were murdered yesterday. Kutz
sold a lot of cotton the day before, and
it Is believed he was murdered for his
money.   No oluo.
a panic in oil,
Pittsburo, Deo.  81*-—There was
almost a panic on oil in tbo market
this morning. It opened at 82J, roso
to 03, followed by general selling.
Three million barrels wero quickly
Bold down to 88$, and then thoro waa
a reaction at noon and 8!)i was bid.
ADDITIONAL SECURITY.
New York, Dec. 21,—At a meeting
to-day of railroad presidents and
bankers who represent loading financial institutions of this country and
Europe a plan was formed for an association intended to protect railroad
security holders here and abroad. It
contemplates notifying railroad officials
in all casos where management is unsatisfactory, and officials responsible
for such administration will be requested to resign. The action grows
out of the general rate war.
PUZZLED TREASURY OFFICIAL
Washington, Deo. 21.—Treasury
department officials are greatly mystified over the appearance thoro yesterday of a 820 national bill to be redeemed, which had been redeemed
once before, and bore the cancellation
mark. It was supposed the bill had
been destroyed long ago. The treasury officials refused"to radeem the bill
a second time and outsiders will bear
the loss. The question now arises as
to whether any more such bils have
escaped after being cancelled.
LATE DESPATCHES.
EDITORS   WILL   DISREGARD  THE   LAW.
New York, Dec, 15.—Many of the
leading editors throughout the state
have been interviewed by local papers
regarding the course they intend following after January 1st, when the law
prohibiting the publication of the details of executions by electricity goes
into effect. A great majority of them
declare they will utterly disregard the
law, and publish all the facts in connection with executions which come
into their possession.
California's  exhibition car.
San Francisco, Dec. 10,—The California exhibition car, as arranged by
the Stato Board of Trade, left at 5
o'clock this evening for the east. The
exhibition was neat, compaot und at-
motive. 34 counties were represented in
it The car contained samples of eveiy
kind of fruit raised in California; glass
jars, in which were all grains of tlio
state; speeimens of its minerals, bottles of its best white and red wines,
peanuts, walnuts and various other
nuts grown in California, olive oil,
rosins and immense preserved fruits,
Woolen goods, samples of California
woods, pine cones, and othor products
Joaeph McDonald is in charge of the
exhibit ns representative of the State
Board of Trade. No schedule of pluces
where tho car is to linger has yet been
mado out, but will bo before Oirinha
is reached. The car will bo away threo
months. It will go to tho northernmost point of Maine. How far south
it will go has not yet boon determined.
A FARMER FIGHTING A RAILROAD;
Arlington, Or., Bee. 17.—Rssraua
Larson was to-day-held for trial in §500
for obstructing jthe. United Statcy mail;
He has- been* unable to; ar-rco with tbo.
0.11. A N. Co. on tho terms of tiio right-
of-way through his land, but tho road
was built anyway, Soveral times he
has torn up the traok, nud recently
finished a term in the county jail for that
offense.
CALIFORNIA. MINERS KILLED.
Jackson, Deo. 17 —George Millman
and a man named Pritchard wero descending the shaft of the Plymouth
consolidated mine last night when the
cable broke. There was 2C0 feot of
water in the mine, and the mon must
havo fallen into this with 1200 feet of
cable on top of them. The bodies cannot be reached until the mine is drained.
DAKOTANS WHO OPPOSE DIVISION.    '
Aberdeen, Dak,, Dee. 17.—A call
for a convention was published here
this afternoon, to take measures to
prevent, if possible, tho division of
Dakota. A quiet meeting of leading
oitizens was held Saturday to devise
means to defeat the divisionists. They
say that division is a purely political
move, and is opposed to the best interests of the taxpayers.
AN INDIANA COLONY,
Olympia, W.T., Deo. 17.—A gentleman of reliability, recently from
Indiana is authority for the statement
that 200 families aro making preparations to leave that state early in the
spring to form a colony on Puget
Sound.   All of them arc said to be
KersonB in good circumstances.   The
oom in real estate in this county continues unabated.
CHINESE SWELL AEFA1R.
St. Paul, Dee. 18.—One hundred
Chinamen created a sensation last night
by having a ''swell" dinner at the fashionable Ryan Hotel at a cost of 85 per
plate.
ENtiViSiI CREW Ell's SYNDICATE.
Syracuse, Dec. 18.—It transpires
that nil of the brewers of Syracuse will
sell to nn English syndicate for an
estimated aggregate of 81,BC 0,000.
A NEW DYNAMITE OUN.
New York, Deo, IS,—A new dynamite gun is on exhibition here. Tho
projectiles are thrown from n periphery
of a rapidly revolving disc, ton feet in
diameter. It i- estimated that ihe
shell can be thrown over fivo miles.
CORRESPONDENCE-:.
: Bnit Far Vancouver.
Editor Colum Buy- If the Vancouver
News is a true,oracle on railroad niatLovs,,
the announcement tliU morning in that
paper must bo a little startling to ih.*
terminal city folks: If the C. P. T.. peoplo have really como to tho conclusion to
connect Scattlo with tho Canadian lino at
tho Mission, as tho AVws -say*-, it will
place that enterprising city on tho Sound
in an enviable position, Ib will then ho
the only city on tho coast that will ho
ablo to dictate terms to tho railway
kings; it will havo a free and ensy choice
of routes eastward, and will bo ablo to
command tho wholo trado of not cily tlio
const, but will bo In a position to ancecss-
fully compoto for tho trade of the St.ii
citlo against all rivals. Vancouver will
bo side-tracked completely. When Westminster gets connection with tho southern roods, ns she will very soon, she also
Will be in a position equally iavorablo,
Vancouver being at tbo extreme northern limit of sottlement, will suffer a very
groat drawback when this connection Is
mode by tho C. P. R. with Seattle.
.-■-•-. Observer.
Holloway's mills near Picton, Ont,
were burned togethir with their contents.   No insurance; loss, 850,000.
DOCTOR TANNER
Creates a Sensation in tbe House
of Commons and is Forthwith Suspended.
The Paris City  Conneil Accepts
Statues of Washington And Lafayette from a New Yorker.
An Attempt Made to Blow Up tbe
Spanish Conservative Leader's House.
j-arnell's signature.
London, Dec. 22.—In the houie ol
commons to-day Henry Kimber, conservative member for Wandsworth,
moved that the clerk of the house attend the sitting of the Parnell commission and produce the member's roll
book whioh contained Parnell'i signatures, Thomu Sexton, nationalist,
protested againit the Motion. The
motion was carried by a vote ol 54 to
U13.
BAYONET making.
London, Dee. 22—The firm of
Wilkinson & Son, gunmakers, informed
the government tbey ire unable to
make bayonets in England owing to
their inability to secure- skilled workmen. They do uot intend tb complete
their new factory, the erection of which
was being rapidly pushed forward.
They cay Germany is now the sword
making country for the world. The
officials of the war office regard the explanation of the firm as reasonable.
republican tactics.
Madrid, Dec. 22.—A petard exploded to-day at the door of Senor
Cadavas, the conservative leader's,
house. Little damage was done
though the inmates were much alarmed. No arrests have been made.
ericrt's condition.
London. Dec. 22.—Jno. Bright'!
condition is improved.
STATUES ACCEPTED.
Paris,  Dec.  22.- The   municipal
council has accepted the statues of.
Fafuyette and Washington, presented
by Joseph Pulitzer of the New York
World.    ■
UNPARLIAMENTARY LANGUAGE.
London, Dec. 21.—Whon the house i
of commons was in committee on the
Appropriation Bill, Sir John E. Gout
in the chair, Dr.  Tanner,   M. P. for''
Middle Cork, opposed   tho  grant of
-£300 to  Mr. .Sengravo, an Irish  resident magistrate.   Tho chairman ruled-
that tho amendment  i.f Dr.   Tannor
was out cf order.   Dr. Tanner  protested against the ruling and snid'ttia-t .
when tbe houae wns in committee appropriating money for a swindler and '
thief and sorvfint for Iho chief secretary ■
for Ireland, Mr BiOf-ntr ought  to  be
thoro and not bo such a coward ai  he
is.   Sir John E. Gurst  ordered  Dr.
Tanner to tako his scat and   to  withdraw the epithet.   Dr.   Tanner  isid:
*'I will call him both a coward and a
li-.i:-.''   Mr. Gosuhen  moved that Dr.
Tamiei be  'suspended.    The motion '
was rgiecrl to nnd Dr. Tanner left the
house.
THE  FIGHTING BLACKS.
London, Dec. 21.-—Prominent among
the ninny detailed instances of the
fight at Suakim is the conduct of All
Khoor, an immense black, who used
his bayonet with suoh vehemence that
six inches of the point of the weapon
were broken off and the barrel of, tho
Enfield rifle to which it was attached
was bent. It is estimated that he
killed 20 Arabs. Upwards of 100 of
the Enfield rifles used by the black
troops were bent, twisted or broken.
Osman Digna's nephew, who has made
his name famous among the Arabi by
his prowess, was finally taken priioner
and is dead.
in parliament
London, Dec. 21.—Mr. Goeehen
read a telegram, received by the West
African Telegraph Oompany from St
Thomas, reporting the arrival of Stanley and Emin at Aruwimi. The government, Mr. Goschen said, had no
direct official news of the aubject. He
also stated that the government had
no information that General Grenftll
intended to march to Handoub.
STANLEY   IS  SAFE.
London, Deo. 21,—.The West African Telegraph Company has received
the following despatch from St
Thomas, dated Friday, 81st; "I have
just received information that H. If.
Stanley with Emin Pasha has arrived
in the Aruwimi. The news ii reliable. Further details wilt follow,
Signed, Parsons, agent."
A   FRISKY FRENCHMAN.
Paris, Deo, 21.—An attempt was
made to blow up the office of the com-
misary of police with a dynamite bomb
to-day.   Nobody injured.
CMliMack council.
The municipal council of Chllllwhaeh
held tbelr regular meeting at tbe council
chamber on the I5th of December. Pres*
ent, tbo reeve, and Councillors Kennedy,
Wells, Armstrong, Chadsey and Wilder.
Communications : From Robert Steven-
sou, protesting against the proposed road
through his property; from 8. C. Henderson,, asking for information as to the
prospects for au oat meal mill in Chilli-
wlituk, laid over for further consideration.
The following bills M*ero received and
ordered paid: C. P. N. Co;, $1.60,
(roi.'-ht on lumber; A. S. Vedder, $*,
for hauling gravel on Trunk road; W. H.
Bailey,-Pr*'., appropriation towards clean-
tog MW. Creek; Oeorgo Reeves, $15.44,
contract on Hope Slough road. On mo* :
tion. S. Moll-mi was nppointod auditor
to audit the corporation aocountsfor 1888.
On motion, M. Sweutniwi woo offered the
Rhm of ;?.i0 for damages re Svorih read.
The "Revenue Amondni'ent By-law" waa
reconsidered, finally passed, and sealed.
Council adjourned till the Jan. 7th, 1889.
at 1 p.m.
Tho Dominion commercial travelleti
association hnd their annual dinner
Thursday night in Montreal. Amo**
tbo speakers wero Hon. Peter Mittm.
oil and Its. White, M. P. Whito
and Mitchell referred to the annus
tion question, the latter remaAiu'
that thoro was no feollnjj* In favor of it
in Canada.
,-;_ ■ ■'«■■» •>,.... . ■   ,_..
A lady writes: "I was enabled to re*
move the corns root and branch, by the
ubo of Holloway-s Corn Cute," Others
who have tried it have the same ex.
perience.
Children Cryfor PltctieritCtttoria $ailB f ritish Columbian
gat-irdaj Eve-da--, Bee, tl, 18S8.
ABHITIIINQ MTEI 111 THI DAILY,
Trawleal AdverilMinealPi.-Flrst Insertion, 10 ct«. per line solid nonpareil; eacU
subsequent oonscciitlve insertion, Sots, per
Hue. Advertisements not inserted every
day-Oret Insertion, 10 els. per line; subsequent Insertions, 5 cts. per line.
BUadinf AeveHlMHCBts*—Professional or Business Cards—33 per month. Special rates tor general trade advertising,
aoeoriUng to space occupied and duration
of contracts ;.
-      '  i Sales, when displayed, charged
26 pet cent, less than transient advts, If
•solid, charged at regular transient rates.
Special Katlees among reading matter,
20 cts. per line each Insertion. Specials
inserted by tbe month at reduced rates.
Births, Marriages and Deaths, |l for each
InMrtlon: Funeral Notices In connection
with deaths, SO ots. each Insertion.
WEEKLY ADYHTI81K0 RATH.
XrannlentA-lverllnemeiits.-First insertion, 10cts. per line solid uonpareil; sub-
sequent Insertions, 7 cts. per line.
SUwIIbk A\dvertUe*sients.—Professional or Business Cards—(1.50 per month.
Special rates for general trade advertising.
Special Notices, Births, Marriages and
Deaths, same rates as Daily.
Cats must be all metal,and forlargecuta
an extra rate will be oharged.
•WPeMons sending ln advertisements
should be careful to state whether they
are to appear In the Daily Edition, or the
Weekly, or both. A liberal reduction is
made when Inserted in both. No advertisement Inserted for less than Si.
SUBSCRIBERS
Wbo do not receive tbelr paper regularly,
from tlio Carriers or through tlio Von
Office, will confer a favor by reporting the
same lo the offlce of publication at once.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS THIS DAY.
Machinery V. Ci. Strickland k Co,
Cos!.. Webster'. Wharf
Just Received P.   Peebles
Show Window Ogle, C. k Co.
Another quiet day at the police
court.
Moro goods just opened up, at
Grant at Maelure's, *
Fresh Eastern Oysters by the can at
It. J, Armstrong's. dw2Gto
PThe str. Rainbow cleared for Victoria this morning,
English Waterproof Dublin Polish,
st A. B^Vintemute's.        ddec22to
F. Q. Strickland & Co. havo a new
adv. on our second puge.
Have you been to Morey A Co.'s to
ace their Xmas goods}   Fine!        *
Hardmsn & Burnett's Butcher Shop
takes the cake.   Call and see them.*
Gent.' Embroidered Slipper.; price
$1, at Grant & Maelure's.  ddelitc
Fresh Eastern and Native Oysters,
served in every style, at the Olub. -
Home Cured Hams and Bacons at
Manahan & Reichcnbach's, Front st. *
Latest stylos of English and American hard and soft hats, at J. E. Phillips. d22tc
The str. Gladys left for np-rirer
ports this moruing with froight and
pajssngors.
Many loads of evergreens nnd Xmas
trees wero brought into the city to-ilay
for decoration purposes,
Tho str. Irving arrived down from
Chilliwhack this afternoon bringing a
large number of passengers.
Call and seo Manahan & Roichen-
bach's grand display of Meats, Saturday night, Townaend's oid'stand. *
A splendid nsaortniont of Ladies'
and Children's Pinafores and Aprons
now showing at tho Globe House.   *
A tuner froin Goodwin & Jordan's
will be in town for a few days.   Orders
received nt Lyal'. book store.   ddel9tc
Auction sale of Rest Estate on  Saturday evening, Deo. 22nd, commencing
nt 8 o'olock, at Roidt's, Front street. *
Arctic socks, expressly for use in
friction  and  rubber-lined boots, warranted to wash, nt A. B. Wimemute's.
Sleighs, Wagons, Rocking  Horses,
Shoo-fly Rockers, etc., at   if.   Morey
& Co.'s. Those will pioaso your boya.*
During the coming week Thompson
& Bovill will give a hnudsomo picture
fr.ino   with  every    dozen    cabinet
photos.
The children who aro practicing
Christmas carols will meet Again on
Monday at the W.O.T.U. rooms at
the usual hours.
The eighth drawing of the Westminster building society for an appropriation of $1,000 will take place this
evening nt the coutt house.
Eveiyono is wishing that tho wea-
ther wilt turn frosty so that a good old
fashioned Xmas may be enjoyed.
There are indications of a frost tonight.
Young men are particularly requested to read 0. M. McNaughten's ad-
retisonient in another column, but
young ladies will confer a favor by not
looking at it. dl9tc
The Good Templars invite all young
men who have no other engagement to
a Christinas dinner at the Good Templar's hall on Christmas afternoon at
3.30 o'clock.
The successful candidates who passed from Miss Roger's division of the
public school to Ihe high school are:
Army A. Robinson, Florence E. Sutcr
and Amy Grant.
A subcommittee of the privy council met last Saturday to consider and
report on various subjects now in
course of negotiation between the federal authorities and tbe government uf
British Oolumbia
A silver pin was found in the old
Oddfellows' Hull on the night nf ths
St. Pauls, R. E., ohurch aoirco. The
ownor cau get the same by applying at
Tire Oouimiiian office and paying 60
ets. for thi. notice.
While in Victoria Mr. Bole, Q. 0.,
called on the attorney-general in reference to tlio proclamation of the now
city charter, and was informed the
charter would Iiu put m force in time
Inr the municipal elections.
A scratch fnutliall match was played
on the athletic urounds this afternoon
between loams choson by Messrs. Lister and McMartin. Good play was
noticeable on both aids.. The matoh
is still in progroa. a. we go to press,
Rev. Tlioa Haddon, of St. Paul's
Reformed Episcopal Ohurch, will
preach tomorrow night tin the subject,
"-tapUdco muni sprinkling, and dipping is, not tho Scriptural mode of
baptism " All doubters ore invited.
Tho turkey .limiting match at Besting, to-day induced half n dosen of
Westminster's crack shot, to pay the
laird a visit. Friend, and acquaintances are invited to attend at ths sts-
Hon ibis evening to assist in carrying
the deed birds homo.
The McLeod Giraffe says news was
received this week of tho discovery of
sgoSdsost.il ipring in tbe Orow'i
NsstPnebyMf W.S.Lee. Special
enquiry confirm, the report, though at
Eresent we know nothing beyond the
sre fact that oil ho..been di.cuvered
in huge quantities.
Dont forget that tomorrow(Saturday
night) the annua) •ale nf Silver-plated
Wsrs, Boxos Oarpentor- Tool, for
Boyi, s variety sf. article, suitable for
Xmas presents, and a largo lot of new
Orooksrywsra in pistes, eups and sau-
cs*ssn«0hsms«p8s<s take, plaoe st
Pnau9p'insrt,st7:30 o'cloolr.
A small snow slide occured about
four miles this sido of Fiold on Monday. PThe slide waa sevonty Uve feet
long and from ten to fifteen feet deep.
Work trains wero sent oue from Lag-
gun and Field and the track cleared in
a Bhort timo, the train from tho west
being delayed only about a couple of
hours.—Tribune.
The Nanaimo "fornino Cornier printed its first number on Wednesday
last. It is n small but well got up sheet,
displaying taste and ability in all its
departments. We trust our enterprising cotemporary may make "it
stick," but we foar that tho expenses
of even a small daily will necessitate
our two Nanaimo cotemporaries working tor "glory" for some time to come,
even if the "grave" does not relieve
tho struggle™ of ono or both in the
meantime. But, perhaps, wo don't
understand tho Nanaimo people.
Thoy may appreciate daily papers,
and act accoodingly. It will be to
their credit if the Courier is enabled
to pursuo its way successfully. Time
will tell.
N. McRae, Wyebridgc, writes: "I
lmve sold largo quantities of Br, Thomas'
Eclectric Oil; it is used for colds, sore
throat, croup, Ac, and in fact for any
affection of the throat it works like
magic. It ia a sure euro for burns,
wounds and bruises."
Very Nnmssfui.
The committee appointed to canvas
for names to the bond for the Southern
Railway company report most satisfactory results.   They have not been able
to spare muoh (imp to visit those living
away from the contro of tho city, but
havo already obtained 160 signatures,
which represent $76,000, half of the
amount required. There will not be
the slightest difficulty in doubling the
number of signatures and the amount
pledged. So far only six personBhave
refused to sign the bond. On Monday
The Columbian will publish the list of
subscribers.
Tlie Charily Ball.
The Charity Ball at the Oddfellows'
Hall last night was attended by 50
couples and proved to bo a most enjoyable affair. Dancing commenced
at 0 o'clock and continued with very
little interuption till 3 a.m., when,
much to regret of all, the pleasant affair .broke up, The feature of the
evening was that the ladies were obliged to invite the gentlemen for the first
dance and also to escort and wait on
them at supper. This proved to bo
most satisfactory arrangement and
everyone seemed highly delighted that
such a desirable procedure was adopted and oarried out. The ladles worked with wonderful energy to make the
ball a success, and, although a hand-
somo sum was the result of their efforts, yet they were not patronized us
largely as either their untiring labor;
or the cause itself deserved.
The Kootenay fnnnl.
How many peoplo know that a canal
is at present under construction iu
British Columbia 1 Yot such a work
is now being prosecuted iu the Kootenay country by the Kootenay Valley
Land Oompany, who receivo 30,000
acres of land in that district for undertaking the scheme. Over 950,000 haB
already been expended, and the canal,
when completed, will join the Columbia and Kootenay rivers, and make
steam navigation possible from Golden
City, un the Canadian Pacific Railway
to many parts of a -rich pastoral, mineral and timber country. The enterprise has been promoted by the provincial authorities. The Dominion
government is expending $5,000 in
improvements upon the Oolumbia
rivor, and this will improve navigation
and help to open up n very important
and promising section of the province.
Toronto Mail,
High School Examinations.
The half yearly examination of the
New Westminster high school for the
term now ended, took place yesterday
afternoon commencing at 2 o'olook.
There were twenty-five pupils and
about twenty visitors present The
proceedings throughout this examination were of more than ordinary interest. In history the teacher confined
himself to the lives of Henry the II,
Henry the VIII, Richard the Lion
Hearted and Cromwell. Tho contrast
between the Puritan and Caviller as
drawn by the replies to the questions
given showed that the pupils were
taught to think, their answers not being the parrot-like recital of the
words of tho book. A most interesting featuro on the programme was
the transaction into Latin of Longfellow's beautiful poem, commencing with
the words''The day is dark aud cold
aud dreary." The answers to the
questions being readily given and correct in nearly e.*ery instance. An essay read by Mias Curry on "Happiness" was rather a superior production. Miss Waller's essay on tho samo
subject wss equally deserving of special
mention. The different style in whioh
these two compositions were written
weat to show that a subject could have
justice done to it from more than one
standpoint. Master Rankin iu an essay on "Friendship" showed that he
had command of tbe English un-
defiled, and his construction of
sentonoes would compare favorably
with that of lettered men of maturer
years. At the conclusion of tho examination D. Chisholm, M. P., in n
few well chosen remarks, presented
the governor-general's medal to Miss
Margaret Homer for proficiency. In
the course of his remarks Mr. Chisholm said that Mr. Thomson, minister
of justice, and Mr. Sedgwick, who are
both lecturers in the Halifax Law
School, spoke in the highest terms of
the students there who were tutored
in the New Westminster high school.
Mr. Chisholm's speech was an excellent one and full of practical hints to
teacher and pupils. Addresses by
Messrs. John McKenzie, II, Holden
and Col. McGregor brought tho proceedings to a closo. Tho examination
was conducted by Mr. H, M. / Stratn-
berg, M. A,, principal of the school.
Tho school was then dismissed for the
holidays,
PERSONAL.
A. O, Hastings, of Vancouver) is in
thooity.
H. N. Rich returned to Ladners
this morning.
W. Norman fiole, Q. 0. M. P. P.
and wife returned from the capital
yesterday.
We aro glad to notice that Mr. P,
Peebles, who has been rather seriously
indisposed for over a week, lias recovered so far as to bo able to attend
to business again.
Children Cryfor Pltcher'sCwtoria
CIIBI8TMAS 600DS.
Tcmptiog Displays Made by Wr-iimlnster
MerclinulM..-(iooil Thing* to r.at,
A walk along Columbia or Front
street to-day would convince tho most
unobservant that a season of fostivity
is at hand. Even tho untutored Siwash stops and gazes with wondering
eyes at the displays in tbe shop windows, and probably shares with his
white brethern the pleasure a well-
dressed window gives to the imagination. To the purchaser the question
is not "where shall I get something
nice V but rather, "where thero are bo
many handsome things, which will I
buy r This serious question has puzzled many and is troubling tcores of
people now; and certainly it is not to
be wondered at if the mind is completely at Bca on this question, for the
merchants of Westminster display this
season so many novelties, tempting
and beautiful, that oven an old-time
Quaker would be almost persuaded to
assume tho wicked vanities of the
fashionable world. Iu the dry goods
and fancy goods lines all the leading
houses make n splendid shotting, Jas.
Ellard & Co., D. Drysdale & Co., W.
& G. Wolfondon, Walker & Shadwell
and Mrs. Rae being specially worthy
of mention. The rich goods, handsome novelties and pretty hues of fancy
articles are things to be wondered at,
nnd when a person views tho wholo lie
is forced to acknowlede that tnste and
judgement stand the merchant in good
stead when purchasing his stock. A
few years ago it was said nothing fashionable could be purchased in British
Columbia, but the case is altered now.
In any of the establishments noted
above tho latest fashions in dress goods,
in millinery goods, in colors, in ribbons
and in fancy articles can be procured,
and the ladies of Westminster can appear in costume as fashionable as their
Parisian sisters. The buyer milst be
over fastidious and unpatriotic whose
tastes cannot be suited by tho dry
goods houses of Westminster.
In the jewelry line F. Crake, 0. M.
McNaughten and F. Stirsky show
handsome lines, over and above their
regular stock, which aro particularly
fitted for Christmas.and New Years'
presents. The wonderful tlovj. ■■., in
rings, brooches, bracelets, scarf pins
ana table silverware, with which their
Bhow cases are stored, cannot be here
described, and must be seen to De
bo thoroughly appreciated. Messrs.
Ogle, Campbell & Oo. and J. E.
Phillips display most complete stocks
in (rents' furnishing goods nud fancy
goods. Tho latest designs in these
articles, whichgive the fiuishiiii' touches
tu a gentleman's toilet, are displayed
in great variety, and to those who are
inclined to give n useful Christmas
present the dealers named offer unusual inducements.
The grocery houses are too numerous to mention individually,
but they am one and ull fully prepared
to meet thu tastes and requirements of
nil who nre fond of good livim*. The
shelves nre lined with almost every
staple articlepurchaseable in American
and European markets. Fancy groceries, condiments, etc., are exposed in
such variety ns to causo surprise to anyone not acquainted with Epicurean
tastes of the inhabitants of Westminster.
A wonderful sight wero the moat
markets to-day and a pretty sight too.
Immense porkers, magnificent mutton,
splended veal, tender lambs, grand
roast beef, dainty sucking pigs, plump
chickens, fat geese and handsome turkeys were ranged round the shops in a
most tasty manner. Nothing iu the
meat or poultry line is missing and
a finer showing would be hard tu find
on the continent than that made on
Westminster meat markets to-day.
Taken on the whole the merchants
are to be congratulated on tho success
they have attained in providing -tho
means to enable all to spend a Merry
Christmas,
Fishery Xeles,
It is not generally known that several shad were caught in the salmon
nets on tho Fraser River during the
past summer. These are the shad
planted by the United States fish commission at the mouth of the Sacre-
mento River some ten years at*o. It
has been reported, and reported in the
fisheries report, that the shad have
been working northwards each season.
A few young ones forming the advance
guard were caught off Race Rocks, in
the Straits of Fuca, in the summor of
1687-and also in Albemi Sound during
the same season. The shad have now
reached.the Fraser and are still working north, but, of course, in small
numbers as jet. It has been recommended by the inspector of fisheries in bis
reports for tho last two years that
shad fry be brought from California
and placed in the Fraser, Cowichan
and Nanaimo rivers, but the government has taken no steps in the matter,
although it is well known that California haa been reaping a revenno of
91,000,000 yearly from these fish, and
that 10,000,000 lbs. of shad isan.iuolly
marketed in San Francisco. But in
any case the shad have decided on
their own account to come north, and
whether tho department shows any
disposition to hurry them they will
Boon be hero, and the offspring from
the few which arrived this season are
sure to show themselves. Lobsters
are also wanted in British Columbia
waters and they have been plunted
along tho ccast of California by tho U,
S. commission. But lobsters aro not
migratory like tho shad, and British
Columbia will havo to wait for generations before they reach us from the
deposits made in the waters of California, unless the government make a
move to bring tho Crustacea from Nova
Scotia and plant them in our own
waters. The good work being done by
the hatchery is beginning to make
itself apparent. The upper waters
nf the Shuswnp and Thompson rivers
and their tributaries were carefully
watched this season, nnd it was found
that the sockeye salmon which formerly visited these spawning grounds
in vast numbers were very scarce,
while on tho Harrison river snd
through the Lillooet oountry the
Indians report that these fish have
neyer been known in such numbers
before. They were so plentiful that
the natives could take them out of the
water with ii hooked stick. This increase Is attributed to the Frasor
River hatchery, and it proves that
artificial fish oulture is a benefit and
it proves that fish will return to spawn
in tho streams where first deposited,
W. H. Lomas, fishing guardian on tho
Cowichan river, reports that a large
number of aockeyes hate been seen in
that river this season. The Indians
killed several dozen and took somo of
them lo Mr. Ldmas as a curiosity, as,
they had nevor aeen the sockeyes in
the river before. The fish varied from
4 to 6 lbs. in weight, and Mr. Lomas
is confident they are some of the returns from the fint sookeyo fry deposited in tho livor.   ;.*,'
Another Triumph for Provincial
Rights.
Our despatches contain the important announcement to-day that the
unanimous decision of tho judges in
tho celebrated case tried before the
Supremo Court of Canada recently, of
Manitoba vs. tho C. P. R., has been
cast in favor of the province, contrary
to general expectations. This gives
the R, R, V. R. the right to cross the
C. P. II., aud is besides a most important victory for provincial rights. Premier Mowat scores another one, too.
Fever and Ague and Bilious Derange-
mentu are positively cured by the use of
Parmelee's Pills. They not only cleanse
the stomach and bowels from all bilious
matter, but they open the excretory vessels, causing them to pour copious effusions from tho blood Into the bowels, after
which the corrupted moss is thrown out
by tlie natural passage of the body. They
are used as a general family medicine
with tho best results.
LATE CANADIAN NEWS.
The Dominion Grange is in session
ut Guelph.
Frank Young, aged 12, wss drowned
yesterday while skating at Hamilton,
Nominations took place in Megantio
Thursday. Many Ottawaites have
left to help defeat Col. Rhodes.
Crowley and Hunter conclude their
revival services in Brandon on Christmas Day, when they leave for Ontario,
In Dorchester county on Thursday
Hon. L, N. Pelletier, nationalist, was
elected by acclamation for the Quebec
local house.
Wm. Sculp, farmer, living near
Jordan, Ont., suioided yesterday by
shooting himself through the head.
He had been insane for several days.
At the nomination which took place
in L'Assomption Wednesday, J. Mar-
con, ex-M. P., conservative, and Dr.
Forrest, liberal, were chosen as candidates for the local house.
Justice Richardson yesterday afternoon gave a decision refusing to grant
a writ of habeas corpus to Godin, the
Montana murderer, held for extradition at Regina, N. W. T.
News has been received at tho department at Regina,that Chief Crowfoot, sinco his return from the States,
has fallen seriously ill. The nature
of his malady is uncertain.
The Toronto Mail asserts that tho
inspector and crew of Scotland Yard
detectives who brought Roland Gideon
Barnelt to Cnnnda were deputed by.
the London Times to collect evidence,
in Canada to use against Parnell.
Full reports from the blizzard, which
began on Sunday nnd only censed
Wednesday are coming in. The most
serious consequences wero reported
from lower Quebec and the back villages out of the lino of railway travel.
The governor-general arrived at Almonte, Ont, yesterday and was presented with an address by the different
bodies. In the afternoon he Inspected
tho various industrial and educational
institutions and iu the evening left for
Ottawa.
Nominations for the vacant seat in
the commons for Cumberland took
place at Amherst, N, S. A. R. Dickey was again nominated as the ministerial candidate, and E. B. Elderkin
was nominated as the candidate of the
prohibition party.
Cardinal Taschereau hu received so
many complaints from, the country
about hard times, owing to short crops,
that he has invited the provincial ministers, of Quebec, to meet him at the
palace on Thursday night to consider
steps to be taken in the matter,
Tho department of the interior haa
uo apprehension regarding the safety
of Surveyor Wm. Olgilvie, who is expected from the Msckenzie and Yukon
districts, via Edmonton, It is understood that he is in one of the Hudson's
Bay forts, where the party can get
provisions.
The master-in-ordinary yesterday
deoided not to reopen the case of the
liquidators of the Central Bank and
their claim for remuneration, but to
allow tho judgment made on Friday
last to stand. This requires Howland,
Gooderhani and Lye to recast their
accounts on a basis that will cut them
down by from one-half to two-thirds
of the sum first asked, namely, 850,-
000.   	
A lady from Syracuse write*: "For
about seven years before taking Northrop
A Lyman's Vegetable Discovery and Dyspeptic Cure, I suffered from a complaint
very prevalent with our sex. I was unable to walk any distance or stand on
my feet for more than a few minutes at
a timo without feeling exhausted, but
now I am thankful to say, I ean walk
two miles without feeling the least Inconvenience." For Female Complaints it
has no equal.
Wholesale city Market.
Beef,     per lOOlbf | 5 GO9 a 60
Fork        "         sooa tf 00
Mutton     " - 6009 000
Potatoes     "  60 &    75
8 abb-age    "          f-0 9 100
nlons       "           1009 150
Wheat        "  150 9 0 00
Oati           "           1259 IM
Peas           "            1609 2 00
Hay,        per lot  12 00 916 00
Butter (rolls) per tb  0 281 0 85
Cheese,            "    0 14 9 0 lfl
Effl*H,       pcrdo*"  0 359     40
Cord wood (retail) per curd  3 009 ■100
Apples, per box  SO 9 1 S3
HldnB(gr'n)per 100 Ibx  4 009 0 00
"   (dry)       '*       »  5009 DM
Wool, per lb  0 Q    10
Mrs, O'Hearn, River street, Toronto,
uses Dr, Thomas' Eclectric Oil lor her
cows for cracked and soro teats; sho
thinks thore is nothing like it. Sho also
used it when her horses had the epizootic
with the very best results. Do not lio
persuaded to take any other Oil In place
of Dr. Thomas' Eeleotric Oil.	
JHcteorsloglcjii Beport Car Week Ending
Dec. IBth. 1888.
MAX.   WIN.   UA1H.
Sunday. 41.0     43.0       1.51
Monday 44.0     41.0       0.4*
Tuesday 45.0     41.0       0.!U
Wednesday 44.0     41.0      0.51
Thursday f0.0     43,0       0.97
Friday 48.0    M      0.63
Saturday 40.0    48.0     0.84
Cloudy and mild.
A.PEKLE,Capt'n.
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Worms derange the whole system.
Mother Graves' Worm Exterminator
deranges, worms, and gives rest to tbe
sufferer. It only costs twenty-five cents
to try It and be convinced,
N"OTIOS.
VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
IV application will be mtrie lo tbe Legislative Anscmblyor tbo Province of British Columbia, at Its next session, for nn
act to) iifornorato a Company to construct
and work a rnllway from rsomopolnton
Mio nortii sido of tlm Frnter river between
Pill river nml Lot 172, Gronp One, In the
District of New Weitminster, to some
point on Burrard Inlet within tbe limits
of the City of Vancouver, via Burnaby
lake,
dno96w7     Bolloltom for the Applicants.
B. C. Provincial Exposition
Subscription Fund.
For the purpose of raising a fund to
contribnto towards the patriotic ond
worthy object of making the next annual provincial fair, to bo held iu this
eity, a grand aud unprecedented success,
the undesigned agree to contribute the
sums opposito their respective names (to
be paid into tho association or to trustees competent to receive tbe same, on
or before 6 months from the date of the
last provincial exhibition, and to be
applied to preparing exhibition grounds
and buildings in this city, for increasing
the amount offered in prizes, and for furthering the exhibition in other ways):
The Colombian*. 8100 00
Sharpe A Paine, Lulu Island „ 10 00
L P Eckstein  10 00
G D Brymner  10 00
It W Armstrong.  10 00
F R Glover.  lit Ow
Walker* Shadwell  10 00
Claud Hamber.  10 00
Peter Grant.  10 00
George Turner.  10 00
W J Armstrong  30 00
Next I
Wh« Baby was stok, we gsvs hu Cutoria,
^*^wshs**«aClilId,ib«erii*4forCiitoria,
When sits beean* Kfu, she clang to Cutorls,
WtesaehaOhlla^skecavstlimCsstoiij
Coal* Coal. Coal.
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At FOR BALE  ON  WEBSTER'S
Wharf, at
dde22t0 SB FEB TOR, CUB.
JUST RECEIVED:
FANCY CARPET CHAIRS
SOMETHING NEW IN
PLUSH GOODS.
Suitable for Holiday Gifts
' CALL AND SEE.   SUBSTANTIAL
PRESENTS.
alnimio     P. PEEBLES.
Just in Time!
NOT TO BE TOO I.ATE FOR X MAS.
A Beautiful Selection of Eng*
Goods by "Rlalte."
fin fir?
Something New and Uamlsomc.
Will be opened Saturday, Dec. 22nd. Walt
and see before maklnt; your purchases.
For further particulars see posters.
C. Jl. ROBSON,
ddelOml Columbia street. ,
ff.JMKERJCO.
BANK BUILDING*,,
Mary Street, New Westminster, B.C,
l« CLARE ROAD, HUIFAK,
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS ANO AUDITORS,
CONVEYANCERS, REAL ESTATE AND
INSURANCE AGENTS, '
STOCK-AND SHARE BROKERS,
London and Lancashire Fir. and
BrltUh Hmplra Lift. Insurance
Companies.
New Weatmlnater Building Society,
Accountant'. Office, Diocese of N.W,
Oily Auditor., ISSS, 18ST and ISSS.
ADVISE CLIENTS, IN TBE BUYING
AND BELLING OF REAL PROPERTY IN THE OITY AND DISTRICT,
and other monetary transaction,.
Have several sood Investments on their
books, and alt near comers will do well to
call before doing business elsewhere.
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IMMENSE SALE
 OF	
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING
taVTS, O.
LINOLEUMS, OIL CLOTHS, ETC., ETC.
Commencing Oot. 10th, 1888.
Aa we have decided to retire from tbe retail Dry Goods business this season, v
now place our entire stock on the market at
WHOLESALE PRICES.   NO RESERVE.
aWUBYTHIHO   UaTST   BB   SOLD.
$6,000 worth of Clothing, Hats and Men's Furnishings.
$20,000 worth of Dry Goods, Carpets, Oil Cloths and
House Famishing Goods, etc.
■rdTAfl we are known to carry one of the largest and best assorted stocks In the
Province, it will not bo necessary to enumerate. An early inspection will convlnoe
the public that we mean business, and that the stock muat be closed out before the
cud of thla season; therefore we have placed our goods at prices lower than have
ever been offered before In this Province,
KBMBMBER-Ths Stock must be aloud oat hy the emA «f tha yer.
/     CAM* KARLY WHILE THB ASSORTMENT IS «OOD.
Tkbjw- Under $100, cosh] ovor $100, seoured notes at three months with intereit.
clOdwlyr
MASONIC BLOOK, COLUMBIA ST.; NEW WESTMINHTKK,
iW5
j____rm"'m
Ogle. Campbell £ Co.'s
SHOW WINDOW
2£2v£j&.S 1868.
R. J. ARMSTRONG,
misj,iit x:w
Choice Family^ Groceries I
FINEST CREAMERY BUTTER A SPECIALTY.
Xda*bxadox "Kerrl-agre,
3Lv£ac~Kexel, Salt Cod,. ,,.
___-jrcao-_-x'B TJ-nc. Hanae,
J_-X-_a.a\__x'& *CT*ao. "Sacoxi.
*E*lo-q.r. Bran. SJaort**,
•W-mOHEHT PRICKS PAID FOB FARM PRODUCE,    ,
aoM«i7 •ooullnr.Arm-rtrong Hook, Columbia St.
$35,000 OF STOCK.
JAHES ELLARD & CO.
Beg to inform the people of Kew Westminster City
and District that they will offer their
entire Stock of
DRY BOODSmCLOTHING
At COST for CASH.      1
GOODS MUST BE SOLD
Sale commencing 12th October, 1888.
dWMlSto s
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
OPPOSITE THE BANK OF MONTREAL
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, PLATED WARE, AC.
■i . BBST.QtJAUPrY.   KASPTERN PRICES.
A full line ol Spectacles & Eyc-GInsses In steel, robber, silver and gold
Irsmei.  Tbe fineat Pebble, made, *4 per pair; dl right, suited.
Special attention given to FINE WATCH REPAIRS. Having learned tlm
business thoroughly (rom some of the finest Horologers ln England, and since then
managed the watob-repairlng departments of a few of tbe best firms on tlio oniVti-
nentof America, is a sufficient guarantee ot good workmanship. Formerly ni-um-
ger for nearly 8 years of the well-known firm of Savage k Lyman, Montroa1.
Charges Moderate,
Mohtsiul, Deo., 1887.—Mr. F. Crake.—Andw.PsEoboft.on, Esq.. Clmirmnn ot
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, says: "I sever fonnd a Watchmaker who did so
well for me as yon did when in Montreal, and I am sorry yon are hot here to-day.".
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MEBIGAL*. HALvLi.
Colombia Street, New Westminster, B. O.'
and OTHER*:-     AflfinC
^HOLIDAY bUUUO
Out "cTc^tr Steele ta XTe'w la.
The Selection excels our last Season's Show.
Prloea Range from 50 Cta. to 8I0.S0.
D. 8. CURTIS & CO., - DRUGGISTS.
dwutoto  :
<3r° TO SIN C LAI R'S Columbia st.
New Raisins, Currants, Mixed Peel, Figs, and
all kinds of Candies and Groceries.
JTGOODS IMPORTED DIRECT, which sre fresh snd nloe.  Call and einm-
Ine and yon will be satisfied with quality and price.
.Jtemmber the place, Holbrook Building.
t dwnoUto,
JUST  RECEIVED,  EX  "VIOLA," A LARGE   CQN-
signment of
Orosse A Blackwoll's Table Delicacies, Mijptce,
Meat, Plum Puddings, Christmas Fruits,
Soups, Potted and Devilled Meats, Sardines,
Anchovy and Bloater Pastes, Calves' Foot
Jellies, Almonds, Figs, Marmalade. Cheese,
Piokles, Sauces, Malt, Crystal and White
Wine Vinegar, etc., etc.
CORNER COLUMBIA AND MARY STREETS.
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