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Weekly Britisli Columbian,
Wednesday Mcminn, feb. ia, 1880.
Our readers will have perused
with interest the report whioh Aid.
Cunningham, as delegate to the
fruit growers' meeting at Vancouver,
§ resented to tbe city council on
[onday night. The clause, suggesting that "immediate steps bo
taken to secure some public place in
this city where choice fruits and
vegetables may be kept on permanent exhibition," is worthy of boing
acted on during the coming season,
and, as the council heartily adopted
the report, we have no doubt that it
is their intention to put this suggestion into force. By means of
suoh a permanent exhibition, which
should be located in some easily
accessible place—on Oolumbia
street somewhere—the unrivalled
fruits and vegetables of this district,
as well as from tho gardens of the
oity, could be viewed to advantage,
in thoir various seasons, by visitors
and those passing through the city,
thus constituting a most effective
standing advertisement of our agricultural and horticultural resources,
and proving an attractive feature
for tourists and sight-seers. To increase the attractiveness and add to
the interest of the exhibit a creditable floral display might be added
to the fruits and vegetables. Fruits
especially should be furnished in
liberal measure, so that visitors
might be invited occasionally to
sample the tempting display.
Properly conducted, it is certain
thai such a permanent exhibition
as has been suggested, would prove
a most useful auxiliary in placing
our resources before the world, nnd
would in time develop into an institution that would exceed tho
most sanguine expectations of its
originators, The near future is
bound to witness a great development in fruit raising in this district
and in other parts of tho province,
and Westminster is very intimately
concerned in assisting this development.
Vancouver believes in raising a
revenue in the usual manner—by
taxing improvements as part of the
real estate, As a consequence, eity
improvements are devised and carried out on a liberal scale and tbe
assessment roll foots up a respectable figure. Indeed, Vanoouver
could not get on at all if it had not
adopted the usual method of taxation, for the expenditure last year
'was nearly two thoutand in excess
of rovenue. The revenue itself
from all souroes was {67,196,23.
The revenue for the current year
will bo much larger, and it will be
needed to carry out all the schemes
for oity improvement. The
able value of property shown on the
roll last year was $3,471,245. This
year it is nearly doubled, being $6,-
604,008. The rate of taxation was
low last year, being 12"; mills, including debentures and ordinary;
for ordinary alone, 7 1-10 mills,
This year it will probably be lower
still. The advantage of assessing
property at somewhere near to its
value, including improvements, is
thus obvious. An assessment roll is
obtained whioh constitutes a fair
criterion for judging of a oity
abroad, and the rate of taxation, at
the same time, need not be excessive. The News, commenting on
the large increase of Vancouver's
assessable property, says: "Persons
not acquainted with the circumstances might suppose that this had
been brought about by the valuation
of city lots at inflated figures. This,
however, is not the case. The valuations placed on property by the
assessor are reasonable and with the
steady advance which is taking
place in the price of property in
every part of the city, there is no
doubt that the value which is returned on the assessment roll will
appear to be very moderate. The
valuable improvements made during the past year, including numerous firo brick or stone business
blocks, and residences by the liun
dreds, have of courso added very
largely to tho aggregate value of
the real estate within the oity's
.At the meeting at Vancouver
tho other day for the organization
of a provincial fruit growers' association there was a good deal of enthusiastic talk about strawberry
raising, omong other things, some of
the speakers declaring that $1,000,
and even $1,500, an acre could be
made from the cultivation of this
delicious fruit. These figures, although perhaps strictly correct and
capable of being realized under the
proper conditions—of which skill
and experience are not the least—
might be misleading and the cause
of bitter disappointment to the
novice in horticulture who should
essay to make a fortune straightway
out of strawberries. The fruit growers' association, so successfully inaugurated, will no doubt be a means
of disseminating much valuable information in the future as to the
raising of strawberries and other
small fruits, for which this province, and this district especially, is
so well adapted, as it is also for the
larger fruits. A writer in the Canadian Horticulturist, gives some
pointers on strawberry raising which
may be of interest to those contemplating "going in heavy" into raising
this fruit. "Very few people," he
says, "grow strawberries for pleasure, for no fruit that grows requires
such diligent attention as the strawberry, and if this care is not given,
vexation will take the place of
pleasure every time, There are
few, however, who cannot take
pleasure in helping themselves to
the fruit when once brought to perfection. It is this difficulty in cultivating the stiawborry that deters
so many of the energetic and enterprising farmers of this country
(Ontario) from supplying their families with an abundance of this
health-imparting and most wholesome fruit, But 'where there is a
will there is a way,' nnd most farmers would find it a benefit to the
family if they would in tho coming
spring plant a bed. Thoy would
in the following season have fruit, if
the plants were well cared for, that
would be to them a pleasure they
littlo thought of, I will name a few
that nono need be disappointed in.
The crescent is a very popular berry
because it is a great bearer, bat
there are three other new varieties
which are said to excel the Crescent
every time, that is Burt, Warfield
and Olaude. The claims of Burt
are—it has the brightest foliage of
any yet sent out, is a vigorous
grower, and has a perfect blossom.
Its season is late; it is profitable, of
large size, and the best shipper ever
grown. Many growers prefer it to
either the Orescent or Wilson. Tho
Warfield's claims are that it is more
productive than the Orescent; of a
larger size, finer-looking and better
quality, and the most valuable
variety yet introduced, The Olaude
is earlier than the Crystal Oity,
more productive and larger than the
Press Despatches.
Ottawa, Feb. 6.—There is good authority for stating that the Dominion
government will dissolve parliament
and appeal to the country, probably in
April. The chief issue will be the
maintenance or severance of the present relations with the British empire
and new relations with the U.S.
San Franoisco, Feb. 6. — The
seized sealers, Pathfinder and Walter
L. Rioh, are still detained, and it ia
hoped  by the custom  officials, that
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them  with the smuggling of opium T . »"• Daves has signified   Ws  inten
Job printing ol all kinds neatly done
at the Colombian office. Prloes will be
found as lew as at anv other offloe In
the provlnoe — Adv,
Children Cry fori Pitcher's Castoria-.
from British Columbia,
Tucson, Ariz., Feb. 6.—Samuel
Ford, of Chicago, was arrested here
last night by a U. S. Marshal for forging checks upon the national banks of
Kankakee and Champaign, 111., to the
amount of $4,000.
Chicago, Feb. O.—The -Tribune recently sent a reporter to Viotoria, B.'
0., and this morning devotes an entire page to hiB report of the condition
of affairs there. The report deals at
length with the smuggling operations
across the border, and declares the
United States is cheated out of millions of revenue every year by organized bands of opium smugglers; that
many federal customs oflicers on the
border nre corrupted by them while
others are eo stupid as to be useless.
Tho correspondent further declares
lhat the laws against Chinese immigration are flagrantly violated under
the very noses uf the federal officials.
Chinese women in herds are smuggled
across the border anil sold into slavery
in tho United States. Iu general it
is asserted that the people of the U.
S. have nut. the slightest conception uf
the brazen lawlessness that exists ou
the northern frontier.
Washinoton, Feb. 6.—Secretary
Bayard in an interview has intimated
that he will consent to Bismarck's proposition for tho resumption at Berlin
of the Washington conference regarding Samoan affairs,
New Yobk, Feb. 6.-—The decision
of tho street car strikers to go back to
work, reached last night, has given
muoh satisfaction all round. Doubtless ex-Conviot Madee, the master
workman, is depressed by finding his
occupation as a salaried mischief-maker
gone, but he will probably aoon find
similar work elsewhere. Many strikers say they are glad the tie-up is over.
Several of the street car companies
recognizing the fact that the strike
has beon furced upon their men, have
taken them back, thus the old whips
and cunduotors may be seen at their
posts once more, i'hey looked happy
and laughod and jested with tho passengers just as if a great burden had
been taken off their minds. All the
lines are in full oporation to-dny. At
least on-third of the strikers' places
are taken by new men.
London, Feb. 0.—Witness Beach
(Dr. Lecaron) resumed his testimony
to-day before the Parnell commission.
He stated at the ennfetence of the "B.
C." society in 1881, preparations for
dynamite operations wero discussed,
and it was also recommended that
classes be organized for the study of
mining engineering, and Parnoll, he
said, was present. At the conference,
the witness detailed tho conversation
he had with Alexander Sullivan in
1881, on the subject uf a proposed alliance of secret organizations. At a
second meeting, held prior to the
convention referred to, Delegate Connor attacked the revolutionary directory for inactivity during the past tno
years. They had failed to execute
certain of his suggestions, including
the project of rescuing Davitt from
prison, and of fitting out an expedition to South America against the
lands occupied by the English. Sir
Richard Webster, the Times' counsel,
then read a document showing the
foreign newspapers subsidized in
behalf of tho Irish conspirators. The
witness, continuing to testify, referred to the building of twu torpodo
boats. One, ho said, was a failure.
The othor lay un tho New Jersey side
of tho River for four months, but wns
never used.
Paris, Feb. 0.—DeLesseps says that
the Panama canal must bo abandoned
if all the 60,000 bonds issued
through the bank Parisiene are not
taken. The bonds remain untaken
and the bank keeps open the subscription list until to-morrow. The
list ought to have been closed on Saturday.
Liverpool, Feb, 6.—Wheat dull;
Cala. 7s (id.
San Franoisco, Feb. 6.—Wheat
quiet; buyer, season, 144"; buyer, '89,
Chicago, Feb. 6.—Wheat steady;
Feb., 97; Maroh, 97*; May, 1003;;
July, 891.
New York, Feb. 6.—Wheat steady;
Feb., 94J; March, 95"; April, 97;
May, 98".
Ottawa, Feb. 6.—A big disoussion
arose in the house of commons to-day
over Sir John Macdonald's explanations regarding tho recent changos in
the oabinet.
Hon. W. Laurier in reply congratulated all the new membors of the government with the exception of Hon.
Edgar Dewdney, whom he charged
with being responsible for the Indian
and halfbreed rebellion in the Northwest three years ago. Mr. Dewdney
it the timo was lieut.-governor of that
territory. Mr. Laurier condemned him
in scathing terms.
Sir John Macdonald replied in a
vigorous speech exonerating the minister of the interior of any responsibility
connected with the trouble. Mr,
Dewdney, he explained, did not have
anything to do with the settlement of
the claims of the halfbreeds. Nevertheless, Mr. Dewdney had taken the
precaution to keep the government
posted from time tu time, and if any
blame existed, it should be borne by the
government uf that day.
Sir Richard Cartwright spoke, declaring that Mr. Dewdney, as well as
the government, was reaponsible for
the rebellion, and consequently for the
tion in treat the temporary offer made
by the British plenipotentiaries to
those of the United States at the time
of signing the Fisheries Treaty at
Washington in November, 1887, and
known as the modus vivendi as still in
force, and to issue licenses, as therein
provided, to American fishermen for
the season of 1889.
The opposition policy for the session
is definitely outlined by the resolution
of whicli Sir-Richard Cartwright has
to-night given notice, and of which
the following is a copy: "That it has
become a niatter of extreme importance
to the well being of the people uf the
Dominion, that the government and
parliament of Canada should acquire
the power of negotiating commercial
treaties with foreign states. That an
humble address be presented to Her
Majesty, praying that she will empower her representatives, the governor-
general nf Canada, to enter by an agent
or representative of Canada into direct
communication with any foreign states
for tho purpose of negotiating commercial arrangements tending to the advantage uf Canada, subject to the prior
consent or subsequent approval of the
parliament uf Canada signified by an
Washington, Feb. 7.—In the senate
to-day Chandler introduced a bill to
transfer the revenue marine service to
tho navy department. He also proposed an amendment to the naval
department pay appropriation bill
to authorize the construction of
two steel rams for harbor defence at a
cost of $1,500,000 each, and fifteen
gun-boats at a cost of $500,000 each.
Bufpai.0, Feb. 7.—Walter J. Gibson, a well-known insurance man,
formerly of the firm Kimball & Gibson, insurance agents, shot and killed
himself in the bath room of the Washington club. Business troubles is the
supposed cause.
Terre Haute, Ind., Feb. 7—St.
Mary's of the Woods, the largest Catholic school in the west, is burning.
The loss will be over $100,000. No
lives lost.
TiPPAN, O., Feb. 7.—The Tiffin nail
works were burned this morning. Loss
$60,000. The works are to be re-built
Oleneiand, Ohio., Feb. 7.—Tho
Northern Ohio blanket mill, iu this
city, wss burned this morning, Loss
, Dublin, Feb. 7.—Thos. ,T. Condon,
M.P. for Bast TipDeriiry, was sentenced to-day to six months' imprisonment, on charge of inciting to boycott.
Appeal was taken and Condon was released on bail.
London, Feb. 7. —McGregor, Gow
& Co., of Glasgow, believe the steamer
sunk off Beachy Head on Monday night
by the bark Largeboy, was the Glencoe
of the Glen line. The Glencoe carried
a crew numbering 54 but no passengers. She was last reported as passing
Prawlo point on Monday.
Later.—The steamer sunk is now
learned certainly to be the Glencoe
from Liverpool to London. The Glencoe tried to croBS the Largeboy's bow,
and failing in this sho struck tho bark
while going at full speed. The water
tight sections of the Largeboy saved
her from going down. The bark could
not render any assistance, nil boats
being smashed.
Paris, Feb. 7.—Genoral Rice has
been placed under arrest fur 15 days
for having made a political speech at a
banquet. He alluded iu favorable
terms to Boulanger.
London, Feb. 7.—Lecaron continued
his testimony to-day beforo the Parnell
commission. During a controversy regarding the admission of certain evidence, Attorney-Goneral Webster remarked he nover prepared to suggest
that Parnoll or other nationalist members of parliament wore personally connected with the murderous outrages
committed in Ireland. His contention
was that they were allied to the people who they know, or who they might
have known if they had properly inquired, had been for years prominently
connected with murderous outrages.
Vienna, Feb. 7.—Tho emperor has
issued a general "order of the day"
thanking the army and navy for the
expression of their sympathy for him
in his great affliction. Messsges of
condolence continue to come frnm all
parts of the world. Tho emperor regent of China has Bent an expression
of his sorrow.
London, Feb. 7.—The fuur masted
steamship which was sunk off Boaohy
Head by the British bark Largo Bay,
last night, is the Glencoe from Liverpool. She carried no passengers.
Her crow of fourty four are all drowned. A tempest was raging at the time
of the collision and the snow wns
falling so thiokly it was impossible
fur the look out on either vessels to
see the lights cf the other.
Vienna, Feb. 7.—The following is
published as authentic details regarding the tragic death of the crown
prince. The Archduke Rudolph had
paid court to the beautiful RaronesB
Mario Vetzra for four months, and it
is Btated that the Countess Wallerzo
Darisch, niece of the Empress Elizabeth, encouraged the liaison. The
Baroness Marie had a romantic and
nervous temperament, and was devoted to Prince Rudolph. The pair started in a carriage on the 28th of February for Meyerling. They spent next
day together and on the morning uf the
30th both were found dead in the
Prince's bed. Marie was shot through
the forehead and Prince Rudolph
already described.   It is evident that
____.#             The notorious Ed. Hodge drew a re-
the guilty couple resolved to die to-  volver on a young hack driver with
gethw. The ooverlet of the bed was
strewn with flowers. The body of the
baroness was taken secretly frnin the
chateau to a gamekeeper's cottage, and
was afterwards removed for burUl.
The Vetzra family left Vienna on Sat
urday for Venice, whero they will
probably live hereafter.
London, Feb. 7. —The vast number
of public meetings held Ivthin Ireland
and England to express indignation nt
Mr. Balfour's treatment uf O'Brien,
have caused no little secret uneasiness
to the government, which deplores the
opportunity given tn the enemy to
create an overwhelming feeling in their
favor. It is believed, however, that
Mr. Balfour's course in Ireland was
compulsory, as a visihli- backing down
on the part of Ihe government at pres.
eut would mean weakness. It is possible that changes may take place at a
near date in the cabinet, nnd with
changes of the personnel a slightly different course might be pursued that
would reflect no discredit upon the
Madrid, Feb. 8.—Fire in the mill
tary hospital to-day caused a panic
among the 430 patients. The doctors
and nurses etuek pluckrly to
their posts and succeeded in removing
all the inmates safely. The governor
of Madrid especially distinguished himself in the work of rescue, carrying
several patients suffering frum contagious diseases to the military barracks
near by. A wing of the hospital was
wholly consumed before the flames
were got under oontroj. No deaths
are reported among the patients. The
fire resulted from an explosion.
Dublin, Feb. 8.-The Dublin Express ii concerned about Parnell's
health,, and says the doctor's carriage
is too often at his door.
Boston, Feb. 8.—The Pacific Guano
Co. has assigned. Liabilities $1,000,-
000. Glidden & Curtia, their endorsers, have also assigned.
New York, Feb. 8.—The gas service pipe from the street main to the
cellar of a four story tenement on
East 75th st. leaked during the night
and the gas filled the building, with no
one to warn tho Bleepers. When day
break came five were found senseless
in their beds and a dozen ill without
knowing the reason. Jas. Regan and
wife Mary, and a boarder Alice O'Neill, were taken out In all appearance
dead. Mary Regan and Miss O'Neill
were taken to the Presbyterian hospital and their lives will probably be
saved. Jas. Regan revived in open air
and is all right. On the first floor
Mary and Anthony May, 17 and 15
years old, were senseless when taken
from their beds. They too recovered
under simple medical treatment in the
open air. The police aro investigating
the matter.
Cologne, Feb. 8.—The Gazette says
the Samoan conference in Berlin will
begin in a few days.
Washington, Feb. 8.—The Benate
has rejected the bill to restrict the
the height of hats worn by ladies in
places of amusement.
Washington, Feb. 8.— Admiral
Porter denies that his son has accepted the command of the army of Legitime, president of Hayti.
San Jose, Cal., Feb. 8.-Otto
Oourdtz, who shot and killed Goorgo
Dibble on n street car a few months
ngo in a quarrel over a girl, and who
was convicted of murder in the seoond
degree, was sentenced to thirty years
in state prison this morning,
Worcester, Mass., Fob. 8.—The
Rivcrdale cotton mill, owned and occupied by the Paul Whiting Co., was
burned this morning.   Loss, $6,000.
Teruehaute, Ind,, Feb. 8.—The
Edgewood stock farm stallion Mohican,
which cost $17,000 two years ago, is
dead, and Regina Victoria, a $7,500
brood mare, of the same firm, is also
New York, Feb. 8.—A, S. Good-
kin, cashier of the Manhattan elevated
railroad, has boen discovered to be a
defaulter to the extent of $60,000.
Three days ago he failod to appear at
the company's office, and an examination of tho books resulted in the discovery of his defalcation. Vice-President Galloway told a United Press reporter he could not givo him particulars of Goodkin's wrong doings, but
acknowledged he filched something in
the neighborhood of $60,000 to $70,-
000, He believes he has gono to
Montreal, Feb, 8.—There were
seventy immense sleighs, some drawn
by twenty horses, and earring nearly a
hundred people, in the fancy carnival
drive last night, "Oanada is Ours"
was the inscription over a codfish sixteen feet long. Two "Uncle Sams" in
the parade eaoh carried the device "I
only want the earth."
Special to The Columbian.1,
Victoria, Feb. 6.—Tho Islander
from Vancouver, due last night, arrived at noon today. She was detained by fog and anchored at Plumper's Pass.
The C.P.R. telegraph office in thia
oity has been made a money transfer
Sneak thieves are " doing up " tbe
A carpenter named Gilohrist received severe injuries on the head yesterday afternoon while assisting to tear
down an old building.
whom he had a quarrel. Hodge was
promptly knocked down by his opponent and later on arrested on the charge
of carrying concealed weapons.
In the house yeaterday papers relating to Mr. Robson's mission to Ottawa
were md on the table, which show that
Hoii. SAr. Robson was eminently
successful. n„ had numerous interviews with numbers of Dominion
government separably, and with
the executive aa a whole. The
Skeena expedition was full, discussed
and the Dominion government.8sumes
the entire cost of transport uf C Battery, amounting to $5,401,08. rHe
minister of the interiur characterized
Mr. Robson's views concerning Metlakahtla and the northwest commission
as reasonable and equitable. The sum
the province required to pay for the
"Sir James Douglas" will be reconsidered with a view to reimbursement
The settlemnt in regard to the Sumas
dyking lauds is eminently satisfactory
tri the province. The parties who purchased lands in gond faith will not suffer loss through any misunderstanding
of the two governments. Mr. Robson's
recommendations with respect to the
industrial schools received respectful
attention. The government undertakes to establish four at present.
This number will probably be increased
iu the near future. The provincial
secretary asked for the appointment of
county court judges at Kamloops, New
Westminster, Nanaimo and victoria,
the salary not to be less than $2,400 a
year. The report recommends three
county judges to be appointed for
the present at salaries and on the
same terms as in other provinces.
These are New Westminster, Nanaimo and Kamloops. The minister of
the interior recommends the proposals
for an exchange of the railway belt' for
lands in the Peace River distriot be
not considered. It does not appear
that auch consideration will serve any
useful purpose so long as the
right to minerals in the railway
belt is unsettled. The minister of
the interior declines to pay Judge
Gray's expenses to Washington to
present the views of the B. C. government in the matter of the Alaska
boundary, but recommends a nautical
survey to be made of Portland ehannel
and Islands and the water-ways in
the vicinity at the earliest practicable
moment, with a view to the settlement
of the international boundary.
Provincial government declined to
accede to the request of the Dominion
government to take charge of insane
convicts in the penitentiary on the
ground of no room in the asylum and
because it is considered undesirable
that criminal lunatics be associated
with innocent ones,
Victoria, Feb. 7.—The council last
night passed a resolution to delay the
reappointment of Mr. Duck, aa city
treasurer, until the next council meeting, at which meeting Mr. Duck will
bo asked to appear and state whether
or not he intends to resign his seat in
the legislature. The majority of the
council are of the opinion Mr. Duek
cannot consistently hold both positions.
Theo. Davie, Esq.,  M. P. P., this
morning contributed $10 to the city •
funds fur   driving   over James  Bay
bridge faster than a walk.
Mayor Grant has telegraphed the
acceptance of the proposition made by
Hamm, on behalf of O'Connor, Gaudaur, Lee, Peterson aud Hamm, to
take part in the regatta in this eity.
May 24th. It is believed Hnnlnr. will
also be present on the occasion. Thil
cily is determined to give much larger
inducements than any other in the
A placard is posted on Campbell's
corner urging the citizens to call a
meeting in conjunction with the city
council and city representatives for
tho purpose of devising means fnr the
construction of a railway through the
Peace river country, aoross Seymour
NarrowB and down the island to lieechy
Bay, where connection will be made
with the American railways by ferry.
London, Feb. 8.—Sinco the election
ot General Boulanger in tho department of the Seine, the French royalists
here and on the continent have been
very actiye. Emissaries have been
passing to and fro, secret meeting!
Have been held in Paris, and at banquets it has been openly avowed that
the restoration ia sought and the days
of the republic arc numbered. The
orleanist committee has been summoned to meet at the houae of tho count of
Paris, here, next week.
A summons has been issued againat
Col. Herchmer, of the mounted polioe,
Regina, N. W. T., for having smuggled a thousand gallons of liquor into
the territory without the usual permits. Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Horning, Feb. 13. 1889.
Fire at Vancouver.
(From Daily Columbian. Feb. 9.)
Work has been commenced on the
Southern Railway forry steamer.
F. G. Striokland & Co. havo something for the farmers on another page.
The report that the minister of
fishories has decidod to amend the
fishery regulations for British Columbia
fa denied at Ottawa.
The sitting of the county court
terminated at a late hour kst niglit.
A large number of cases were disposed
of,but none where or much importance.
Under the suprintendence of Mr.
Geo. Pittendrigh Jr. the Telephone
Co. is replacing tho old instruments
with new ones whioh arrived from
Montreal a fow days ago.
If tho present mild weather continues for another week many bushes
will be in leaf. The buds are growing
perceptibly every day and a severe
frost would play havoo with them.
G. E. Deabarata & Son, publishers
of the Dominion Illustrated, are to be
congratulated on the excellence of their
unique publication, every number of
which is an artistic and literary treat.
The magazine is cheap at $4 per
A huge panther skin, measuring o
feet 4 inches from tip to hp, was
brought to the city last "ight by two
Indian lads who kiliod "ic animal some
60 miles up the cp*«t. The skin, which
is a beauty, w» purchased by W.H.
Quit.- a number of new buildings
are seing erected throughout the city,
juid one can notice lumber being hauled ovory day to different parts of the
city for building purposes. No doubt
during the year a large number of
private residences will be erected to
afford accomodation to the large number of people coming to this city to reside.—Nanaimo Courier.
A couple of weeks ago soveral large
flocks of wild geese possed over the
city flying south and our local prophets
predicted a severe cold spell. Since
that timo the weather has been balmy
and spring-like and only one degree of
frost lias been registered. Early this
morning a large flock of geese passed
over the oity flying due north. Will
our prophets tell the publio what this
latest move means ?
Messrs. Lee and Snyder, mill-owners
at Gnldstrcam, are arranging for the
construction of a flume of two and a
half miles length, frum their saw-mill
to the E. & tt. railway, whioh will be
used in the shipment of timber from
the mill. The flume will be one of
the longest in the Dominion, and no
doubt will be found to be of great aervice in the handling of timber for
Captain Warren has entered an action against Mr. Boscowitz, claiming
' $25,000 for alleged libel. The creditors of Oapt. Warren, through J. W.
Griffiths, assignee, have brought action
against Mr. Boscowitz to compel him
to account for tho property transferred
to him by Warren betweon the yeara
1883-5. Capt. Warren yesterday assigned tn Mr. Arthur L. Belyea for
the benefit of his creditors.—Tuesday's
Mr. Donald Mclntyre arrived from
Chilcoten and is staying at the Oriental. Mr. Mclntyre says that the
weather in the interior is very fine,
the coldest time was about the 20th of
last month, when it was ten degrees
below zero. Now there is but little
anow, and everybody, even the Indians
think that there will be no winter.
Stock is doing very well in the vicinity
of Chilcoten. and the prospects are encouraging. —Standard.
The B. B. R. & N. Oo. are pushing
matters ahead very lively, most all
their work of grading and slashing
being dune by contract. Senator Can-
field, the president of the company,
is having offices for himself, superintendent and draftsman very neatly
arranged and fixed up in the new
building, and says work will continue
to progress rapidly in the way of slashing etc., until the people find a railroad completed.—Whatcom Democrat.
About 7 o'clock this morning, at
Vancouver, a fire broke out in the
oven house of a small bakery near the
corner of Carrol and Cordova streets.
The fire quickly spread and the brigade
was called out, but it was fifteen minutes before the engine began to throw
water and by that time the flames had
reached Campbell's saloon. The firemen worked well, but it wan not until
Tilley's bookstore and the contral telephone oflice were destroyed, that the
fire was got under control. The moat
of Mr. Tilley's stook, and the instruments and switchboards in tho telephone office were saved. The total
loss is expected to roach $20,000, partially covered by insurance. Telephone
communication between Vancouver
and Westminster was cut off by the
destruction of the central office, but.
repairers went to work immediately
and it is expected service will be restored to-night.
—— ».<
The CUInese Robbers
A Disreputable Girl.
On the steamer from the Sound a
few days ago there arrived a girl of
abuut 18 years of age, a daughter of
respectable parents in Solano county,
Cal. She left her home at Suisun on
January 20th without notifying her
parents. She was traced to Chico and
from there to Portland, and finally to
our eity. She is at present an inmate
of a disreputable house, and she maintains a stolid indifference and does not
express penitence for her wayward behavior. Her father is a vineyardist,
and the girl's parents are nearly wild
with grief. They will try to persuade
her to return homo.—Standard,
Church Opening.
As previously announced the new
Presbyterian brick church in this city
will be opened- to-morow. There will
be three services during the day, to
all of whioh the public are cordially
invited. As Mr. White has kindly
given up the morning aervicea in the
Methodist church, the new Presbyterian church will probably be
crowded in the morning, and all who
wish seats would do well to go early.
The churoh has been handsomely finithed and furniahed, and prevente a
fine appearance both inside and out.
The new pipe organ, whioh will be
tiled for the first time in the opening,
services, ia said to be a splendid instrument and worth hearing. Aa announced by advertisement, Rev. Don-
Bid Frarer, of Viotoria, will conduct
the morning and evening aervicea, and
Bev. Thoi. Haddon will preach it 2:-
30 in the afternoon.
The five Chinese arrested yesterday
aftornoon on chargo of having stolen
goods in their possession appeared before the police magistrate this morning
and wore remanded till Monday as the
police were not prepared to go on with
the case. Their names are Ah Fonk,
Ah Jim, Ah Hee, Ah Pow and Ah Sin.
Ah Jim is the proprietor of tho house
and pretends to be a washerman, but
this is only a blind as tho place is a
well-known gambling resort, and several complete Chinese gambling outfits were found on the premises. The
clothes-wringer found in the house
has been identified by Sheriff Armstrong as the une stolen from him twu
weeks ago. This is fortunate aB no
merchant in town seems to have lost
the webs of cloth unearthed by the
polioe. Samples of the tweed have
been sent tn Vancouver and Victoria,
and it is probable an uwncr can be
found for them in either of these cities.
Tho arrests yesterday were timely, and
will make our Celestial friends a little
chary in prosecuting further burglaries.
Frequent raids nf houses uf this kind
would result in soon clearing the city
of a very undesirable class.
A Jl)-hirrloiM Highwayman
A vory pleasant party was given
last evening at the residence of Mr. J.
Muirhoad, on the Esquimalt road, nt
Russel station. Among the invited
guests was Mr. J. G. Brown, the popular vocalist of the Presbyterian church.
Mr. Brown was not able to make his
appearance at the festive gathering until late in the evening, but being impressed with the truth of tho old maxim, "Better late than never," started
for Mr. Muirhead's hospitable home at
about half-past ten, taking the short
cut along the railway track. The
light of the moon enabled him to see
his way clearly and he was walking
briskly along, where the "cut" rises to
about the level of a man's head, when
he heard tho whiz of a bullet past his
cheek, and the sharp report of a heavy
revolver, fired at him by some one only
a few feet away, upon the bank. Not
a word was Baid by the would be assassin, who, seoing that his first shot had
not taken effect, fired a Becond, the
bullet throwing up the gravel at Mr.
Brown's feet. Not being armed, and
realizing the fact that delays are dangerous, Mr. Brown wisely took to his
heels and saw no more of the mysterious highwayman.— Friday's Colonist.
 1 .   m   .	
Chief Chewa'sln's Death.
Mr. Moresby returned last evening
from Ladners where he went to investigate the death of Jimmy Joe, chief
of the Ohewntsin Indians, who was
found dead in a canoe on Wednesday.
He haB kindly furnished us with the
following particulars: Jimmy Joe and
an imbecile Indian named Captain
John came up to Westminster on
Monday in a fishing boat to Bell 10
Backs uf potatoes and do some trading.
They started back on Tuesday and the
chief was apparently all right then. On
the departure of the chief for WestminBter all the Indians went over to
the Masquiam rancherie to attend a
gathering of Indians, and on their return the next day they observed a boat
out on the sandheads whioh was being
pulled by une man. Thinking it
strange that a boat Bhould be in that
position when a fog was settling on the
on tho river and the tide running out,
the Indians wore prompted by curiosity
to find out whu cuuld bo in it. Accordingly thuy paddled in that direction
and soon camu up with the boat in
which was found Captain John, but no
sign of the chief. John was asked
concerning the chief and answered he
was asleep in the bow of the buat. One
of the Indians went forward and found
Jimmy Joe under a piece of canvas
and quite dead. Captain John could
give no explanation nnd the boat was
pulled to the reservation and Mr.
Moresby notified. The chief's clothes
were torn and a few slight bruises were
found on his throat and face, but
nothing of a serious nature. Mr.
Moresby telegraphed for Dr. DeWolf
Smith and Coroner Ferris, who went
down to Ladners immediately and an
inquest was held. The doctor's evidence waB to the effect that Jimmy
Joe died from natural causes; and on
that the jury based their verdict of
"died from natural causes." The Indians were very much against a postmortem examination being made on
their ohief, and it waa with great difficulty Mr. Moresby prevailed on them
to allow it. Jimmy Joe was a sober
and industrioua Indian, and waa never
known to touch whisky, to which he
had a great aversion.
Whether on pleasure bent or business,
should take on every trip'a bottle of
Syrup of Figs, as It acts most pleasantly
and effectually on the kidneya, liver ind
bowels, preventing fevers, headaches
and other forms of sickness. For sale in
75 cent bottles by all leading druggists,
School Hatters.
A meeting of the Now Westminster board of school trustees was held
in this city on the evening of the Sth
inBt. Present: Wm. Johnston, J.
A. Calbick, Marshall Sinclair and John
On motion Mr. Johnston took the
The secretary read a letter from
S. D. Popo, B. A., superintendent of
education, expressing satisfaction with
the result of the last school examinations in this city and congratulating the
trustees on the efficiency of thoir pros-
sent stall of teachers.   Filed.
Extracts were notedfrom the monthly report of the teachers for January
respecting the increased attendance at
the schools, and the reports were filed.
Moved by Mr. Sinclair seconded by
Mr. Calbick: That, in view of the
rapidly increasing school population,
the secretary be authorized to make
application to the government for an
appropriation for another teacher for
the yenr 1889-90.   Oarried.
On motion, the secretary wob instructed to forward a copy of the foregoing resolution to the superintendent
of education, the hon. the provincial
secretary, W. N. Bole, M. P. P., W.
H. Ladner, M. P. P., and James <4fr,
M. P. P., with tho request that each
of them snould support the application.
On motion, it was decided to make
application to the government for an
appropriation of $300 to cover the cost
of roofing the space between the two
new wings and also to place a cupola
or belfry on the building.
On motion, Mr. Calbick was instructed to have a space of 66x12 feet in
front of the school building planked
for the comfort'qf the children.
Referring Vo the matter of securing
nn assistant teacher for the high school,
which was discussed at a meeting of
the board huld on the 7th nf January
last, and was fully approved so far aB
the board cuuld sanction, tbo secretary
reported that a subscription list for tho
purpose of making up a salary for an
assistant teacher had been opened,
which promised to nearly meet tho requirements.
After somo discussion on a fow bills
and other small matters, tho meeting
adjourned sine die.
The Dominion Estimate*.
The estimates woro laid on the table
yesterday. The following is a summary of the estimated expenditure for
the financial year ending 30th Juno,
1890, with tho sums granted for the
financial year ending June 30th, 1839.
For tho service of the public debt, including sinking fund, $11,923,442;
charges of management nf same, $184,-
283; civil government, $1,316,717; administration of justice, $698,130; police, $19,000; penitentiaries, $352,859;
legislation, $718,980; arts, agriculture,
and statistics, $123,950; immigration,
$95,135; quarantine, $68,664; pensions
and superannuation, $328,250; militia,
$1,296,800; railways and canals (income) $227,057; public works (incom.)
$1,437,676; mail subsidies and steamship subventions, $284,673; ocean and
river service, $213,500; lighthouse and
coast service, $526,860; scientific institutions, $62,250; marine, hospitals,
and sick and distressed seamen, $61,-
000; steamboat inspection, $23,000;
fisheries, $381,500; superintendence of
insurance, $9,000; subsidies to provinces, $4,100,000; geological survey,
mounted police, $723,426; miscellaneous, $327,410; for collection of
revenue: customs, $871,700; excise,
$372,351; cutting timber, $54,000;
weights, measures and gas, $88,550;
inspection of staples, $3,000; adulteration of fnod,$25,000; minor revenues,
$4,000; railways and canals, $4,027,-
841; public works, $186,075; post-
offices, $2,959,710; Dominion lands,
$185,748; total on consolidated fund,
$35,410,280; redemption of debt, $2,-
417,267; railways and canals, (capital)
$630,134; public worlts (capital) $407,-
000; Dominion lands, 100,000; tutal
capital, $9,225,607; grand total, $44,-
635,887. The amount of the rate
authorized by the statute is over $16,-
000,000, the parliamentary rate being
estimated at nearly $28,500,000. This
shows a total decrease of $873,246
compared with last year. The increaso
on the various items of expenditure is
$455,730. The increase includod in
the public debt is $48,000, and on
railways and canals $293,000; on railways and canals (capital) $1,121,000.
The decrease comprises the redemption
of the dobt, $677,000; Dominion lands,
$10,000; publio works, $1,000,000,
mounted police, $26,000; ocean nnd
river service, $153,000.
Among the estimates in the appropriations for British Columbia is ono
fur the ponitentiary of $4,000, a
slight increase over last yoar.
No provisions are made for barracks on the Pacific coast, nor for
othor publio buildings here. Appropriations for harbors and rivors will be
asked aa follows: Oowiohan river,
$1,000; Frasor river, $10,000; removal
of Nicol rook in Nanaimo, $5,000; for
Sumas river, $300; for improvements
in tho Columbia river nbovo Golden,
$5,000; for the Coquitlam river,$l,000.
For general repairs aud improvements,
$10,000. The total asked for harbors
and rivers is $24,000. Forthe stoam
service between Victoria and San
Francisco, $17,600.
The appropriation for th. Indians in
British Columbia, ia $74,000, a decrease of $13,000 in the appropriation.
(From Daily Columbian, Feb. 11.)
Tho mild and spring-like weather
Btill continue!.
The Chinese arrested for having
stolen goods in their possession have
beeu further remanded till Wednes-
Building operations are reported to
be brisk at Ladners and a genuine little
building boom is expected in the near
Henderson Bros., of Chilliwhack,
shipped the champion heavy hog to
Nanaimo yesterday. It weighed 545
In another column, A. B. Wintemute, of the Buffalo Boot and Shoe
Store, ndvertises his entire stock for
sale at wholesale prices.
In tho case of Burr vs. Batber,
which was heard before the county
court, judgment was rendered to-day
iu favur of the defendant.
Tommy Cook, one of the best-known
faces in Westminster, died last night.
Ho had boen a resident of the oity for
a great many years and was favorably
thought uf by all who knew him.
Telephone communication betwoen
this oity and Vancouver, which had
been interrupted since Saturday by
the burning of the oentral oflice at
Vancouver, was restored this afternoon.
Mr. F. G. Richards, jr., has, during
tho past week, sold property in Victoria city and district to the amount of
$48,750. This is the largest weok's
legitimate sale that has been reported
for many ymn.—Standard.
The morning service at the Methodist church yesterday was given up
out of courteBy to the Presbytorian
congregation, nnd to allow the members to bo present at the opening services of the new St. Andrew's church.
The present weather is very favorablo for deep sea, fishing, and the fishermen operating in Plumper's Pubs
are making big catches. In consequence uf this the lish market is most
liberally supplied. Salmon are still
scarce in the river but are expected to
bo more plentiful soon.
Tho Masonic ball, which comes off
on the 20th inst., is absorbing tho attention of tho ladies, who are making
great preparations for the event.
From what can be learned the costumes,to be worn by the fair sex will
eclipse anything that has yet been seen
in Westminster. It is expeoted fully
125 couples will be present.
Considerable interest is evincod in
tho proposed site for the new recreation ground and park, and several
hundred people strolled through it
yesterday. The fine location of the
park and the very pretty view from it
cannot be fully appreciated until it iB
cleared. When open to the publio it
will be a great boon to the city.
Mr. Trimmins, the architect, of
Victoria, was in thu oity last week in
connection with tho enlargement of
the Caledonia Hotel on Front street.
Two stories will be added to the building making it 25 feet higher. The
addition will give the hotel 34 rooms
with parlors, etc. Tho work will be
proceeded with in less than .a  month.
The Bhip yards in the vicinity of the
Royal City Planing Mills presented a
very busy appearance this morning.
The skeleton of the tug fur the Royal
City Mills ib rapidly approaching completion and it will soon bo ready for
planking. Bonson'B new steam yacht
is nearly ready fnr sheathing. Capt.
Lake with his carpenters have finished
the tool house and are preparing to
lay the keel of tho new ferry steamer
for the Southorn Railway.
The newB comes from the now Eldorado that rioh quartz lodges have
boen disoovered on the north sido uf
the island, and that a stampede has
Bet in for that quarter. Millionaires
in future are to be met with on all
sides, while returned prospectors with
pockets full of quartz are thick as mosquitoes in New Jersey. Tho Texada
Gold and Silver Mining Co. intend to
prosecute vigorously the development
of their claims on the island.—Courier.
The caso of Mr. McManus (the Town
Major) vs. the -Times was heard before
the chief juBtioe yesterday. This, it
will bo remembered, wns a claim instituted by the plaintiff for the sum of
$338 fur his services for writing a
aeries of articles entitled "The Industries of Victoria," which was at the
rate of $10 per column. After a number of witnesses had been examined,
his lordship gave judgment fur $5 per
column with costs.— Saturday's Standard. 	
The Southern llnil wny.
A largo deputation of ladles representing the Women's Christians Temperance Union and the newly formed
Women's Enfranchisement Aesociation
interviewed the Ontario government
the other dsy aaking that the ballot
be granted to all women whether married or single Premier Mowat said
that personally he was in favor of
women aufferago. Ha hoped to remain in power long enough to be instrumental in conferring that boon
upon the women of Ontario.
Mr. Chas. King, of the Northern
Pacifio Bailway and Mr. P. Dickinson,
a New York capitalist, arrived in the
city yesterday on business connected
with tho Southorn Railway. A meeting with the board of trade and membors of the city oouncil and tho directors of the Southern Railway was
held this morning, and, it is understood, the meeting resulted most satisfactorily. The rumor that tho Northern Pacific has purchased the Southern Bailway is not without foundation,
and before the end of the present
week the publio will be put in full
possession of all that has transpired.
Mr. King and Mr. Dickinson wero
shown over the oity yesterday by a
number of prominent oitizens. Both
gentlemen expressed themselves aa
delighted with our beautiful townsite
and prophesied a great future for the
Boyal Oity. Thiy left for Tacoma
thia afternoon.
St. Andrew's Church.
The comer Btone of the new and
handsome edifice that was opened for
public worship yesterday was laid on
July 12th, 1888, Rev. Robt. Jamieson
being master of ceremonies and using
the beautiful silver trowel, suitably
inscribed, that was presented to him
on the occasion by Mr. R. F. Anderson, chairman of the building committee. As. Mr. Jamieson had been
the organizer of the Presbyterian
church in this city and its pastor for
many years, and had strongly advocated the building of the new church,
and also voluntarily surrendered hiB
house and lot on the church property
to make way for the uew building, it
was considered quite appropriate
that he should have the honor
of laying the corner stone of tho
new St. Andrew's, For the prosecution and subsequent successful completion of the building much credit is
due to the building committee, who
have labored faithfully throughout,
and also to the pastor, Rev. Mr.
Scouler, whose experience in church
building (his congrogatiou at Hamilton
having erected a fine brick church) enabled him to give valuable counsel and
assistance. The ladies of the congregation are also entitled to a large
share of praise for their devoted
efforts towards the interior furnishing
of tho church. The building itself is modern gothlc in design
rectangular in plan, and is substantially erected in brick and stone.
It presents a massive and imposing appearance in its strong outline of buttresses, gables and trimmings. The
principal entrance is well marked by a
fino tower and spire ot good proportions, the full height being 105 feet.
Another public entrance is by a porch
on the opposite corner. Besides these
there is a pastor's entrance and a
choir entrance noar the back end of
the church. A few easy steps from the
public entrances lead to a largo vestibule, which is well warmed and
lighted,and provided with conveniences
fur the dispusal of wraps, &o. From
this vestibule arc the entrances
to the body of tho church (the doors
opening outwards), and two handsomo
stairways lead to the gallery nvorhaid.
The auditorium is lofty and well lighted and ventilated. The walls aro
plastored in stucco, the roof being of
open timbered construction, finished
in native cedar. In rear of the pulpit
platform is the organ and chuir gallery, the frunt uf both galleries boing
neatly finished in open Gothic panel-
liug. At the right is the choir entrance room nnd opposite the pastor's
room. The Beating and pulpit nre exceptionally hue, being handsomely
constructed in uative alder. The design of both is beautiful, and the workmanship would be hard tu excel, The
seats are cushioned throughout. The
floor is graded slightly, ascending as it
recedes from thcpulpit. The lighting of
the church isbygas reflectors. The heating is by a hot air furnace in the basement, where there is ample room fur
fuel and geneal storage. The accous-
tic properties ot the building are well
nigh perfect, delighting all who have
spoken iu it so far, and deserve more
than a passing notice, as this most desirable end is difficult uf attainment.
Tho architect, Mr, <>. W. Grant, deserves great praise fur having so successfully secured this desirable end.
The aisles, platforms, and pulpit have
been beautifully carpeted by the ladies.
Altogether the new edifice, both exterior and interior, presents a handsome, cuiiiinodious, and most substantial appearance. The seating and pulpit, it should be mentioned,
were manufactured by the R. C. P.
Mills, from designB by the architect.
Messrs. Ackerman Bros, wero contractors for the whole work, which reflects
credit upon them, us well as upon thu
arohitect, Mr. Grant. The grounds
have been tastefully laid uut and furnished with a neat fence, and
all that remains to fully complete the building is tho outside painting, which it was thought advisable to
postpone till the summer. The pnstor
and congregation of St, Andrew's may
well bo congratulated on possessing
such a beautiful and commodiour house
of worship, which is a credit and an
ornament to the city as woll.
What Our Reporters law and Heard at
Several or tho City Sanctuaries ¥«■
terdny.-opening of St. Andrew's.
Work in the Dominion parliament
is expected to be livelier this week.
The committees began work and night
sessions will be held. Yeaterday the
eatimatea woro to be taken up. Every
indication ia that the session will be
one of the ahortest on record.
The new Presbyterian briok churoh,
corner uf Carnarvon and Blackwood
sts., was opened yostorday tn publio
worship. At the morning service (at
11 o'clock) the beautiful and commodious building was comfortably filled by
an audienoe of between six and seven
hundred. The service commenced
with the usual short prayer and
the singing by tho choir and
congregation of tlie 122nd Psalm—"I
joyed when to the house of God," etc,
—to the tune of St. Paul' The first
lesson was read from 2nd Ohron., 6 c,
beginning at the 18 v., also Psalm 132,
from 13 v., Rev. Thos. Scouler, pastor
of the church, officiated so far. Bev.
Donald Fraser, of Victoria, read the
socond lesson in the book of Haggai, 2
c, from the 3 to 9 vb., inclusive; also
Aots, 1 c, 4 to 12, vs., and portions of
Acts 2 c, beginning with the 1 and 22
vi,, Hymn 101—"Spirit Divine, attend our prayers,'—tune Milton, was
sung, followed by prayer by Rev. Mr.
Fraser. During the collection,
whioh followed, the choir rendered very creditably, a portion of
the 24th Psalm, to the grand old tune
of St.  George's Edinburgh.
Rev. Mr. Fraser announced as his
text Acts 1 o,, 8 vs.,—"But ye shall
roceivo power aftor that the Holy
Ghost is come upon you, and ye shall
be witnessesuntumo,"--andsaid: Tho
Holy Spirit ia the source of life nnd
gower in nature and in grace.   The
pirit of God moved upon the faoe of
the waten and infused life into anoient
chaos.   The Spirit is the source of ht)
man  reason  and   intelligence.   Thi
Spirit of God is the author of regenera]
tion and of sanctification.   Our atteul
tion in the words of the text is caller!
to-day to a   special  exercise of  th I
Holy Ghoat, that is, the  working o.I
the Holy Spirit in equipping   God'']
people, for active  Christian   service]
It has occured to me that the  discusL
sion of this subject will bo very appro j
priate here this morning.   This placr'l
has been built at great expense anci
and sacrifice of thought, and now ia
has been set apart for the worship di
God.   In our united prayers we ask I
God to come and  dwell here.   Nov,'!
brethren, our attention is directed tc J
the power which God has   promisor I
and which is absolutely necessary til
doing the Lord's work in the  world!
Our attention is very early attracted.]
in God's word, to the power of  Gud'l
spirit equipping men for his service!
(Here the preacher cited a number of
examples from both the Old and Hed
Testaments.)   We find that tho Spvri j
has been working in  all  ages.   Th 1
Spirit entered upon tho  Lord   JesuJ
and upon His apostles. • The apostle
were very weak men until they rcoeivi
ed power from on high.   But,  wha!
a change took place on the day of pen]
ticoBt.   This was tho result,   not  o J
tho eloquence of Peter,   but   of  thil
power of the Holy Ghost.    Wo have!
then, abundant testimony uf the facl
that the mon   who have done   greal
things for God have been men   thai
have been moved by tho Holy Ghostl
The Holy Spirit fits men for Christian
duty by giving them sympathy for th|
lost.    I think that this lies at the vers
root of success in Christian'work. Up!
less we enter upon our work for soulj
aympathiziiigly    and   earnestly,   wil
might just as well not enter upon if
at all.   One of tho greatest secrets ol
tho powor of Jesus Ohrist in movinjl
the heart of men was His tenderness
and sympathy.   Tho speaker continu]
ed, showing that it was the duty of all
Christians to be filled with the Hol-I
Spirit and to be witnesses for Christ]
calling attention to the fact that thorT
were so mnny Christians not active i:l
the Lord's work, and concluded an elcl
quent und impressive discourse by sayi
ing: Whot could bo moro uppropriat]
in this opening service of this beautil
ful church than to bow before God in
this very hour and ni>k Him tu semi
the powor of tho  Spirit upon   evorT
ono of us. !
After a fervent prayer by the Rev]
Mr. Fraser, Paraphrase 20—"HoJ
Glorious Ziun's CourtB Appear"—wil
sung to the tune "Irish." This wai
followed by tho baptism of the infan I
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geu. Lyal]
and tho singing of hymn 255—' Set]
Israel's gentle Shepherd stands," &c-
to the tuno of "St. Peter," and till
congregation was dismissed with thil
benediction. I
At 2:30 p.m. Rev. Thos. Haddon]
of St. Paul's Reformed Episcopal"
Church, preached a short sermon!
specially adapted to the congregation]
who wero mostly children, this boinfl
the Sabbath school hour. The Revl
gentleman took for his text Luke 8cT
part of 5v.—"A sower went out til
sow"-and held the interested attoutioi]
of his audience while ho described
simple language and apt illustration]
the meaning of the parable and applied
the lessons it was fitted to teach both]
scholar nnd teacher. The full chohf
was present and led in the praise.
In the evening Bev. Mr. Frase]
again conducted tho services and tool]
as his text, Revelations lo. 17-19 vs|
inclusive—"And when I saw Him,
fell at Hia feet as dead. And He laic]
His right hand upon me, saying unti
me, Fear not; I am the first and
tho last," &c—and preached
able and interesting sermon!
whioh our space forbids us noticing]
During tho taking of the collection thnl
choir rendered "Jackson's Te Deum'S
very acceptably, and the 100th PsalnT
and hymns 252, 248, 304, throughou
the service, wero well given by th
chnir aud congregation.
Mrs. Trow presided at the orga
throughout the various services, wit
her woll known musical taste and skil
It Bhould be mentioned here, parol
thetically, that, at the last congregi
tional meeting, Miss Jamieson resigne
the position of organist, which she he
ocoupiod ior tho past nine yoars, an
Mrs. Trow, the present organist, hi
been appointed her succosBor. I
Mr. Geo. Lyal, choir leader, is dl
oredit for the laudable efficiency man
tested by the choir. On the pulp
platform had been placed some ver
handsome camelias and cala lilies, th
latter in full bloom, which adde
beauty and grace to the scene. Tl
collections during the day for tl
building fund, exclusive of the regulf,
collections, nmounted to $390.
At tho Bnptist church yosterda
Rev. Mr. Baldwin preached in tl
morning, and tho Cow-Buy evangeli
in the evoning, when several inline
siuiiB took place. There wns no sc
vice in the Methodist church in tl
morning. In the evening Rev. M
Hicks, the Boy Preacher, delivorcd
good sermon. Owing to the space r
quired for the opening of St. A
draw's,'we have been unable to >
justice to other church services, bi
shall do so on future occasions.
A Hau Eater Caught.
While George Vienna's fishormt
were hooking halibut in the Straits ye
terday, they caught a large shar!
whieh had swallowed a halibut caugl
on a hook. The ahark waa drawn
the aide of the boat and killed after
hard fight, but owing to its gre
weight could not be brought ashor
The fishermen contented thetnselv
with eutting of the tail, whioh met
uroB at the tip about fourteen incht
This trophy is hanging at tho lis
stand on Government street.—"
day's Colonist.
Job printing of all kinda neatly do:
at the Columbian office. Prioes will I
found aa low as at any other offic.
th. provlnoe,—Adv, Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Feb. 13,
Victoria, Feb. 8.—Houae opened
at the usual hour. Prayers were read
by Ven. Archdeacon Scriven.
Mr. Orr rose to correct a report in
the Colonist. He had been credited
with making a motion not yet introduced.
Mr. Higgins, seconded by Mr. Ladner, moved "that an order of the
house be granted for a return to this
house of the rules and regulations
framed and made by a commission of
three persons appointed under the
powers conferred on government by an
act regulating the powers and procedure of tho supreme court in 1887,"
together with the amendments or alterations of such rules and regulations,
if any, that have been made by the
lieutenant-governor in council.
The attorney-general suggested that
all documents pertaining to tho subject
ehould also be asked for.
The resolution was so amended by
the mover and after some discussion
the motion was carried.
Mr. Bole moved the seoond reading
of a bill to amend the Small Debts Aot.
The gentleman said that the present
act was not giving satisfaction to the
mainland. He instanced a case at
Vanoouver which showed the working
of the act to be most unjust and unsatisfactory. He had reason to believe
the working of the act was most disgraceful, iu Vancouver and Westminster cities at least.
Mr. T. Davie spoke at length against
amending the bill without due consideration. Vancouver and WestminBter
would be placed at a very great disadvantage were it not for the Small
Debts Act.
The provincial secretary remarked
that three oounty court judges were to
be appointed, who would, of course,
administer this act and thus do away,
to a great extent, with many abuses
that had been complained of. As Mr.
Bole had claimed that the act was not
working satisfactorily in Vancouver
and Westminster, he (the provincial
secretary) produced a telegram and
letter from Mayor Oppenheimer, of
Vancouver. The telegram read as follows:
"Vancouver, B.C., Feb. 7.
"To Hon. John Robson,
"Repeal of Small Debts Aot will seri-
ously affect our merchants and tradesmen. Act works well and is of great
service in collecting small accounts, and
should not be repealed.
(Signed)   "D. Oppenheimer, Mayor."
The provincial secretary, continuing,
said that the above letter and telegram
were from Mayor Oppenheimer in his
official capacity, as the representative
of the city of which he was mayor.
He had also a second telegram bearing
upon the subjeot, whioh, however, he
felt a little delicacy in reading, as it
expressed the views of Mr. Bole's own
Mr. Bole: "Spare mei"
The  provincial secretary then proceeded to read a telegram as follows:
"New Westminster, B.C., Feb. 1.
"Hon. John Robson:
"Don't repeal the Small Debts Court
Act. All protest against touching it,
Bole has no authority for his action
(Signed) "D, S, Curtis, Acting Mayor,
"James Cunninouah,
"R. Dickinson."
After the laughter evokod by the
above telegram had subsided Mr. Bole
denied that the telegram expressed the
wishes of the peoplo. The signers
were disappointed supporters of the
government at the last eleotion and expressed their own views as those of the
entire community.
Mr. Orr moved, seconded by Mr.
Ladner, that the reading of the bill be
deferred for aix months.
The attorney-general advised that
the matter be referred to a speoial committee. A thorough investigation
should be made bofore the repeal of
the act was attempted.
Mr. Dunsmuir said that the act
worked well in his constituency. He
would support the aet in any shape or
form. Abuses might exist but were
not the fault of the aot, but of ita administration, Be advised the withdrawal of the bill.
Leave being granted the amendment
and application for tho second reading
of the bill were withdrawn.
Mr, Allen rose to a question of privilege and complained of being mis-re-
porled in the Times of Thursday.
The attorney-general moved the second reading of the suumary procodure
bill and reviewed the necessity for the
passage of the measure.
The bill was read a second time and
committed for Monday next.
The house then adjourned till Monday at 2 o'clock p.m.
Among the notices of motion are the
following; Mr. Semlin to move fora
copy of tho correspondence with reference to the opening and continuing of
the publio schools at ABhoroft and
Mr, Bole to move that a select committee, consisting of the Hon. the attorney-general, Messrs, Mason, T,
Davie, Grant, Baker and Bole be appointed, with power to call for persons,
books and papers and report to the
house on the working of the Small
Debts Act.
rroTlnclal Finances.
Following is a statement of the provincial receipts aud expenditures for
the fiscal year ending 30th June, 1888,
submitted by Hon.  J. H. Turner,
finance miniater:
Dominion ot Canada;—
Annual payment of Interest $ 20,151 06
ao          subsidy.  85,000 01)
do grant per
capita.  18,00010
do tor lands
convey'd... 100,000 00
Land sales  80,1173 00
"   revenue  8,849 85
Survey lees  180 00
Bents (exclusive of land)  210 00
"    (timber leases)  14,504 12
"    (terries)  25 00
Free Miners' certificates  11,280 00
Mining receipts, general  8,580 00
Licenses  24,030 00
Marriage licenses  1,770 00
Real property tax  47,084 12
Personal property tax.,  85,119 01
Wild land tax  13,832 10
Income tax  3,052 10
Provincial revenue tax  52,581 00
Registered taxes [all denominations]  288..
Tax sale deeds  10,00
Revenue servico [refunds]  89 50
Commission on sales for taxes
[2% per cent.]  1 05
Fines and forfeitures  10,048 05
Law slamps .„  4,012 10
Probate fees  3,244 8S
Registry foes  16,677 77
Assay office fees -  579
Asylum for the insane...:  565
Prfntlncofflce receipts  2,819
Sale of government property  898
Sale of consolidated statutes...... 6 00
Re-imbursements ln aid  570 75
Interest  10,970 "
Chinese   Restriction  Act, 1884,
[Dominion Statute]  1,450 00
Miscellaneous receipts ,. 31,544 05
Intorest on Investments of sinking fund  10,423
Total receipts of revenue.  008,078 91
Transferred to sinking fund accounts, viz:—
Sinking fund [Loan Aet,18T4 772 62
do         [Loan Aot, 1877 24,608 22
do          [Loan Act, 1887 17,598 75
Consolidated revenue  account
balance  187,296 82
At the request of Mr. Hobronner,
of the royal labor commission, a canvass of the labor members of the
house of commons was hold Wednesday afternoon for the purposo of considering, thej question of extending on
invitation to the local legislatures to
appoint a permanent committee to ex-
amino the report of the commission
now in oourse of preparation. The
object of thia atep is to have the local
houso fully informed upon tho wants
of tho commission in  regard to local
 . .» ».	
The net debt of tho Dominion waa
$236,620,000 in December, an increase
during the year of $2,082,000.
 1788,955 35
Publio debt:-
Intercst I 89,878 56
Sinking fund [including Interest invested].  Loan Aot, 1874..      772 02
sinking fund [trustees' acc'nt],
Interest Invested, Loan Aet,
1877   14,550 00
Sinking fund [trustees' acc'nt]
Interest Invested, Loan Act,
1877    10,058 22
Sinking fund [trustees' aco'ntl
Loan Aot, 1887. .'  17,460 00
Sinking fund [trustees' acc'nt]
interest Invested, Loan Act,
1887        138 75
Premium and exchange     3,880 04
Discotiutandcommlsslon   16,982 01
Civil government [salaries]   09,796 14
Administration of justice Isal-
arlesl  67,350 78
Legislation „    16,463 35
Publio   institutions   [maintenance] ;—
PrlnUngofflce    8,006 91
Assay office       910 69
Asylum for the Insane.    7,282 75
Hospitals and charities    21,273 00
Administration of justico [other
than salarlesl  48,500 75
Education  99,902 04
Transport     3,494 98
Rent        48 50
Revenue services    8,287 32
Publio Works:-
Works and buildings  48,859 72
(lovemment House, Viotoria...    	
Roads, streets,   bridges, and
(788,955 85
Examined and found correct,
J. McB. Smith,    Alfred Fleet,
Audita!.     Deputy Treasurer.
Late Oanadian News.
The Winnipeg curlers defeated the
Montrealers on Thursday by 16 to 15,
The Manitoba College has received
a donation of one hundred pounds
from the Free church of Scotland.
Miss Gertrude Smith, who eloped
from Halifax last summer with Bey.
Mr. Hutchinson, is now living ln England, haying separated from her lover.
Delina Laroux, aged 57, widow of
Noel Marin, waa killed at Quebeo
Monday night in a houae of ill-repute,
kept by Rose Renhert. A verdict of
manslaughter has been returned against
Boae Renhert.
In tho commons Wednesday afternoon Mr. Cook introduced a bill providing for the examination and licensing of porsons employed as stationary
engineers, and all persons having
charge of steam boilers and other devices of pressure.
M. P. Kelly, of Blythe, Ont,, representing the millers' association, asked
the minister of customs to increase the
duty on American flour from 50 to 75
cents per barrel. He stated that unless the tariff was altered Amerioan
competition would destroy Canadian
milling interests.
Major Prior will ask the Dominion
government, if thoy grant a subsidy in
connection with tho imperial government to tho O.P.B. for carrying the
mails between Vancouvor and tho
orient, will they insist on vessels
calling at Victoria, the capital and
commercial centre of British Columbia.
Tho report to the effect that a new
federal constituency is to be established in British Columbia, and that Mr.
A. W. Ross will resign for Lisgar,
Man,, and run in British Oolumbia, is
denied by Mr. Ross, who is now in
Montreal. The scheme of a redistribution of seats at the next general
election is discussed amongst the Paoific province representatives.
Tho publio accounts for the fiscal
year, just laid beforo th. legislature of
Quebeo, announce a surplus of over
$373,000. This is the first respect-
ablo surplus which that province has
had for nearly ten years, Hitherto
the accounts showed a heavy deficit
annually, until the present liberal government oame into oflice. The flienda
of liboraliam aro jubilant over this
flno showing.
An immense gaa well has juat boen
diacovered at Kingsvillc, Ont. It is
daily discharging over six millions
feet of gas, . Experts who have been
in the field for several weeka are positive that the gaa territory about Kings-
villo is fully equal to that of tho Ohio
or Pennsylvania regions. Eioitcment
runs high, Kingsville will now tako
an immense boom, as hundreds aro
rushing thither to witneia this great
wonder. Steps will at onoe bo taken
to utilize tho precious vapor, Detroit
capitaliala are interested in the enterprise.
Late Despatches.
another sensational story.
London, Feb. 5.—Another addition,
to the remarkable collection of stories
to account for the death of the Crown
Prince Rudolph is to hand. It is related that a beautiful young baroness
arrived at the shooting lodge at Meyer-
ling last Tuesday night and stopped at
the gamekeeper's house. At midnight
she was visited by the orown prince.
Soon afterwards a forester wished to
talk with the gamekeeper, knocked at
the door of the lodge when he saw a
man jump out of the window. He immediately raised his gun and shot the
man in the shoulder. The baroness
hearing the shot, believed that her
companion had been killed and committed suicide by taking poison. Prince
Rudolph hearing of this shot himself
in the head after reaching his room.
London, Feb. 6.—The World says
the true story of Rudolph's death is a
tale of horror and disgrace without a
Vienna, Feb. 5.—Several persons
have been arrested for repeating rumors that the Crown Prince Rudolph
met his death at the hands of the husband of the woman he betrayod.
London, Feb, 6.—The report of fhe
Bank of British Oolumbia, to be presented to the meeting on February
20th, recommends a dividend of 6 per
cent; £5,000 is added to the reserve
fund and £6,452 carried forward. The
directors regret the death of their late
colleague Sir John Rose, but have
much pleasure in stating that Sir
Charles Tupper haa consented to come
forward for the vacant directorship.
Mr. T. S. Gillespie is recommended
for the other vacancy on the board.
Thia direct connection of the high commissioner with one of Canada's leading
institutions is regarded as an advantage to Canadian fiuancial interests
Dublin, Feb. 5.—Details are received of the murder of Polico Inspector Martin at Derrybeg Oounty, Done
gal, yesterday, showing tho fight to
have been muoh moro desperate and
of larger proportions than at first reported. The police havo taken possession of a number of palings, posts,
etc, stained with blood in spots corres-
Eonding with the gashes upon Martin's
ead and body. Martin Blashed his
assailants with hiB sword and was himself eut with various weapons until he
fell to the ground insensible. Father
McFadden escaped through the line of
police and took refuge in a house to
which Martin was subsequently conveyed. His heid and face were mangled beyond recognition, and he died
soon after reaohing the house. Seven
constables wore severely cut in the
melee, one of them having his lips
split with a blow from a sharp instru
ment. Father McFadden surrendered
to th. police.
oatling ouns for uippolyte.
Philadelphia, Feb. 5.—Minister
Preton, Hnyti's chief representative,
to-day requested Collector Oadwalader
to atop the English steamship Won-
sley Bate, which is suspected of carrying arms and ammunition to the insurgents in Hayti, but the message
came too late. The steamer sailed for
Cienfuengos, Cuba, early this morning
with a cargo of coal, and passed out of
the capes last night. Mysterious
packages which she carries are supposed to be Gatling guns, to be used by
Gen. Hippolyte'a army.
deadly explosion.
Lincoln, Feb. 6.—This aftornoon
two boilers in tho engine room of the
stato hospital for the insane exploded,
completely wrecking the engine house,
killing two patients, injuring two mora
patients and the engineers will in all
probability die before morning. The
engine room iB separated from the
large main building in which the patients are confined. The main building has not beon injured except by
broken glass. The force of the ex
plosion completely deitroyed live
boilers and the dynamos for furnish
ing electric light, leaving the building
without heat or means of prepariug
food. The loss is $20,000.
a tramp's prediction.
Buffalo, Feb, 6.—It transpires
that three months ago n tramp near
hore exhibited a machine for making
sure destruction of a building by fire
in which it exploded, He deolared
that the biggest fire in Buffalo iu its
history would occur within ninety
days, followed by a big strike in Now
liork. Then half uf Now Vork would
be burned, and thoro would be a big
fire in Chicago. Tho first two have already ocourred, It is said that tho
Buffalo fire was prooeded by an explosion.
Chicago, Feb. 6.—A speoial from
Minneapolis states that the plans of
F. H. Peavy & Co, of this city to meet
the wants of the great wheat growing
sections of Montana and Washington
Territory came to a head in the incorporation of the Pacific Coaat Elevator
Company, a terminal elevator with a
capacity of 760,000 bushels to be built
at once at Portland, and a score or
more countiy houses all along the line
of the Oregon Railway and navigation
company's road, eaeh with a capacity
of from 25,000 to 76,000 bushels. It
is planned to havo everything in running order by next August, when the
firm will commence exporting. All
shipments will be in the sack to Liverpool via Cape Horn. Thia ia going to
revolutionize the wheat businoss in
theso two territories. Hitherto shipments have all been mado to San Francisco; now Portland will becomo the
key to the aituation,
London, Feb. 6.—The doath of
Rudolph is without doubt an immense
advantage to Prince Bismarck, but one
should not for that reason conclude
that the unfortunate prinoe waa '"removed." It Is nearly certain, however, that hs did not commit tuicide,
and it is almost as certain that ho was
suicided." We all know that he did
not make a love match, and it is no
secret that of the two princesses who
were pointed out to him as desirable
matches he took the one which the
Hebrew beauty told him to take, because she was tho least likely over to
Bubjugate him, The Orown Princess
Stephanie has, so to speak, no eyes;
her husband called them eyes incapable
of expressing any feelings but those of
wariness and suspicion, I do not in
the least blame tho crown prinoe for
having sought his feminine ideal outside of matrimony. He was young,
clever, original, freakish, and without
any steadying influence. His wife was
wholly uninteresting and anything
but pretty. There was little in her to
command attention, and as she was
splendidly provided for the crown
prince thought he did her no harm by
living as he liked. He, however, conceived a positive aversion for his wife
when she began to show herself jealous,
and great as waa her prudence Bhe was
unable to conceal her bittorness of
The approaching visit of the shah of
Persia to England is causing much embarrassment to the court official!. He
comos to all the European oourts as a
a guest, and expeots to be reoeived
with at least the samo honors which
were accorded to him in 1873. The
czar ia preparing to give Nasir ed Din
a'magnificent roception both at Moacow
and St. Petersburg, and it is already
arranged that the greatest review of
troops which has ever been held in
Russia ahould take place during hia
stay. What is to be done with his
majesty in England has not yet been
settled. The queen has decided not to
give him quarters at Buckingham
palace again, having decided that there
is to be no repetition of the oriental
orgies which took place there in 1873,
when every room which had beon occupied by the Persians had to be entirely repainted, redecorated, repar-
quetted and furnished in consequence
nf their eccentricities. It is proposed
to engage a residence for the shah,
whose visit it is earnestly hoped will
not exceed a week.
I hear that the queen has issued orders that any nobleman or gentleman
who may be considered to have mis
conducted themselves, but whose offenses have not been such as to justify
their exclusion from the court, are to
be punished by not being invited to the
state balls and state concerts.
London, Feb, 9.—The sessions of
the Parnell Commission were resumed
this morning. Lecaron's cross-examination was continued. He said that
during the last fortnight he got various
documents from Mr. Anderson, an
official connected with the home office,
who allowed him to see all the correspondence with the department on this
aubjeet. Mr. Anderson afterwards
introduced Lecaron to Seoretary Houston, of the Loyal Patriotic Union,
The witness said for the first three
years of his self-imposed enlistment as
a spy, he received no pay from the
government, and now he only reoeived
pay in part. Mr. Anderson had opposed hiB testifying before the commission, and declared if he did so he
would do it on his own responsibility,
Mr. Anderson selected documents he
thought would be useful in giving evidence, but Mr. Houston selected those
which had been read in court. "I
made the first proposal to come here
and testify," said Lecaron. Referring
to the American, witness said that the
Irish Brotherhood had captured and
controlled tho National League. Lecaron said ho had practiced medicine
and kept a drug store and had become
rioh. He had held high military
offlcea in the brotherhood, but never
an executive office. Bradley, of Philadelphia, waB now at the head cf the
executive. In 1882 the Brotherhood
numbered 22,000 memben. The number ia now higher and increasing. The
suppression of the league and the persecution of the Iriah members of parliament gave an impetus to the organization. "Devoy," said Lecaron, "is a
professional Irish politician." After
the convention in 1881, both parties
were of the same mind about the outrages. None thought that the league
would become a source of danger to
tho brotherhood. Sir Oharlesl Russel
quoted from a roport whioh read that
"serious danger menaces our leaguo
whioh threatens to crush a revolutionary movement." The witnoss said he
believed the words in the report, "extreme loaders," referred to tho Parnellite members of parliament. The
league and brotherhood sent subscriptions to the loaguo in Ireland, The
brotherhood tried to control the subscriptions intended for the league.
Lecaron said that all the delegates to
the convention had credentials from
the league or clubs affiliating therewith. Sir Oharles Russell asked that
Lecaron's letters to the government
concoming this matter should be produced. Lecaron said, "Do you wish
to risk men's lives 1" Sir Charles
Bussell: "The judges will read the
names first and then decide whether
the names should be published."
Later Sir Charles Russell handed to
the judges the paper, stating that it
contained so grave a statement that he
wished to obtain the opinion of the
judges as to whether it should be
noticed. The witness said that In the
weat of America the Iriah demonstrations were exclusively and in the eaat
mainly in the handa of the revolutionary party. At moat of the meetings
the mayors of the respective towns
presided and respectable people attended. Sir Charles Russell quoted
from tho preamble of the constitution
of the National League of America to
■how that the origin of the organization wai the establishment nf a peasant
proprietorship and just laws. Tha
witness said that Goneral Jones waa
the originator of the communioationa
botween the "I. R. B." and the Ruaaian minister at Washington in view of
a pouible war botween England and
Two European surgerons have
found helleborine surperior to cocaine
as a local anaesthetic in eye operations.
It is thought that electric lights
of 50,000,000 candle power on each
of four such structures as the Eiffel
tower, which is to be 984 feet high,
would light the whole city of Paris.
Two tape-worms of extraordinary
length have been examined by Prof.
F. Tuckerman, of Amhetst College.
One is 25 feet long and has 711
joints, and the other measures 27 J
feet, with 727 joints
At the French bioligical station
of Banyuls, on the Mediterranean,
marine animals are examined in a
tank lighted by a 'powerful eleotrio
arc. Details of animal organisms
not otherwise visible — such as
embryos swimming in the bodies of
their parents, and the contraction
and expansion of living tissues-
are thus easily seen.
A striking improvement in clocks
was exhibited and described to the
British Association for the Advancement of Science by Mr. W. H.
Douglass, The new feature consists in the use of a torsion pendulum, which, with lever and escapement, may be applied to ordinary
works, and by its slow rate of vibration makes it practicable to
convert an eight-day clock into one
requiring winding only once a year.
Ventilating Bees. — According
to Miss Eva M. A. Bewsher, of
Mauritius, it is a well-authenticated
fact that each hive in tropical countries has its "ventilating bees" during the hot season. Two or three of
these bees are stationed at the
entrance of the hive, and cool the
interior by incessant fanning with
their wings, They are relieved at
intervals by others, and while on
duty are kept constantly at work by
a sort of patrol of bees.
Formation op Rain.—In all cases
rain is produced by the cooling of
the air, stated Mr. H. F. Blandford
in a recent lecture, and in nearly
all, if not all, this cooling is produced by the expansion of the air
in ascending from lower to higher
levels in the atmosphere, by what
is termed dynamic cooling, This
last fact, which is not emphasized
as it should be in some popular textbooks, was originally suggested by
Espy some forty years ago, but is
only now generally recognized.
Acrophobia. — An exaggerated
sense of the danger of falling from
high places has lately received the
name of "Acrophobia." A physician
has described his own case, in which
the peculiarity is especially marked,
Though not naturally timid, he feels
extreme nervousness on even mounting a steep ladder, riding on top of
a coach, or looking out of a first-
story window, and the mere thought
of persons who have fallen from elevations, or even of the spinning of
the earth in space, causes discomfort
and tingling over his person. The
fear grows upon him aB sight and
hearing weaken.
Wooden Cards. — Thin slices
from the ends of our common close-
grained timbers have a toughness
that is surprising to those who test
it for the first time. The "wooden
cross-section cards" which have been
made during the past three years,
under the patent of Mr. R. B.
Hough, of Lowville, N. Y., serve
many of the purposes of ordinary
cardboard, though only a fiftieth of
an inch or less thick and cut directly across the grain. They are
almost transparent, and have a
smooth, characteristically - grained
surface, suited for decorative painting or for printing.
BAR8 of Water.—"Soap," says
Mr. W. Mattieu Williams, "always
contains more or less of water, in
some cases far more than is desirable,
so much as to become an adulterant,
A few years ago two men brought
to my door some salvage soap at
2d, per pound, said to come from a
wrecked ship, I handled it, and
told the gentleman that 2d, per
pound was a high price for water,
A neighbor bought a few bars and
stored them in a dry place. A few
weeks after the bars had shrunk to
mere ropes about one-eighth of their
original bulk. Such shrinkage
measured by loss of weight affords a
simple measure of such adulteration."
Electric Traction vs. Wheelbarrows.—Some of the galleries of
the Stassfurth mines, from which
large quantities of rock salt and
potash salts are taken, are very
extensive, one being 900 yards long,
At the beginning of 1884, a small
electric railway was opened to take
the place of wheelbarrows in these
galleries, and has worked so successfully since that, notwithstanding
the expense of the first establishment, a saving of 50 per cent has
been effected. In the first year the
locomotive hauled 176,196 cars
without the necessity of repairs, and
it has operated ever since under the
same conditions. The locomotive
is three feet wide and five feet high,
weighing 4780 pounds. Two Siemens dynamos, each driven by a
16-horso-power engine, furnish the
current throngh overhead conductors
Sbe thought about hlm days and nights-
Hcr or.'.r son—hor sleep oft losing;
Slio vierv-4 trim in so many lights
The mingled beams became confusing.
His budrl.nc powers eaoh hour enhanced
Tbe fears her heart forever paining,
Lest on mistaken lines advanced
His mental and his moral trololDg.
With prescience of his growing need.
She pored o'er every scheme presemeo,
And tried, ln teaching him to read,
Seven soveral systems late invented.
Each gamo he learned was but a vail
For Information's introduction;
Eaoh seeming-simple fairy-tale
She barbed with ethical Instruction.
And oft she said, her dear brown eye.
With tender terror wide expanded;
" Oh, I must strive to grow more wise!
Think, tbink, what oare is here demanded I
How'dreadful, should my teaching's Haws,
My unguened errors subtly harm him,
Or Fortune's arrows wound because
His mother failed in proof to arm him I"
And yet, when that yonng boy-wbose look
Was like some fair boy-prlace as painted
By rare Vandyke-hls soul a book
By blot of falsehood quite untainted,
Inquired: "Mamma, what's veal!" with mild,
Untroubled smile, In accents dearest,
She told that Uttle, trusting child:
" The woolly, baby sheep, my dearest I"
—Brim On, Com, in Century.
Experience of a Mu Who Came to Secure
a Government Position*
He sat on a Lafayette square bench, Bays
tho Washington Critic, a wooden tooth-pick
held meditatively between his teeth, the
picture of a club-man who had dined well.
Shuffling down one of the graveled paths
was a man—a tramp. He passed the clubman, eyeing blm closely, and, halting ln the
gloom of a near-by tree, looked back to
where the club-man Bit, and then retraced
his steps.
" Y«ur pardon, sir," the tramp aold, ina
husky voice, "will you give ms a little advice."
"Well, what lait!" the club-man asked,
a shade of annoyance showing in his good-
natured features, for, like most heavy
diners, he disliked any thing that savored
of business after dinner. Besides, he
thought the man but a beggar, and disliked
his not approaching the matter directly.
"I'll take but a minute ot your time, sir,
if you'll listen to mo, I came to Washington two months ago to got a government
position. As you see, I failed. Fcr the last
eight days up to last night I have been
drunk. I have been a drinker all my life,
but I never drank so much nor so steadily
beforo. I woke up this morning with the
sun shining in my face through the trees
of a park. My clothes were pawned and
replaced with theso ragB, my watch, money,
every thing gone for drink.
"Did you ever have mania-a-potul Ko; I
can soo that you haven't Well, I have.
Two hours ago I felt it coming on me. You
can see,'' holding up a tremulous hand, "how
unstrung my nerves are. 1 can almost seo
tbo devils now as they tighten their fingers
on my throat. And the thirst—thirst that
nothing but alcohol will quench. You can
not imagine what it is to feel yourself petrified, powerless, dead to every thing but pain,
while lizards, ants, toads, worms, snakes,
every thing slimy, are twisting, wriggling,
squirming over you, gumming your eyes
together, filling your ears with horrible
sounds, while every joint in your body is
racked and twisted until it seems
ready to come apart Your brain on fire,
your throat parched and swollen, and tho
hot, fetid breath ot devils in your face aa
thcy'taunt you with great flagons ot liquor,
held just out of your reach, Ood, sir 1 This
and a thousand times this I have felt, and
feel coming oyer me again.
"I asked you for advice. Well, I've got a
quarter in my pocket I can get a bed for a
quarter, or I can get a pint of whisky that
will keep me out of the reach of theso devils
to-night, until I can get to sleep. But where
would I sleep! If I get a bed I can't sleep
unless I have something to drink. You s«
why I asked your advice."
When the tramp began hia story the clubman wore a look of wearied indifference
But the tramp talked quickly and excitedly,
with jerky, expressive gestures, hia hollow
eyes fixed on the olub-man'a every look and
every motion, lending strength to what he
said, until the club-man seemed fascinated.
As the tramp finished he got up from the
benoh and shook himself like a man ridding
his mind of an unpleasant day dream.
"Ugh, man, you ought to bean actor.
Here's fifty cents. No, here's a dollar, and,
for God's sake don't talk to me any more
about your delirium tremens.  Ugh!"
And the tramp shuffled off through the
deepening gloom, and, as he passed into the
glare of the electric lights ia front of the
Treasury, the dollar and the quarter
Jingled merrily iu hia pocket.
He was an ex-actor.
Instinct In Sheep.
About the middle of April last we observed a young lamb   entangled among
briars.  It bad asemingly  atruggled for
liberty until it was quite exhausted.  Its
mother  was present, endeavoring with
her head and feet to disentangle it.  After,
having attempted in vain for a long time to >
effect this purpose, she left it and ran away.i
Mains with all her might,   We fancied!
there waa something peculiarly doleful in;
her voice. Thus she proceeded acrou three1'
fields, and through four strong hedges,
until ahe came to a flock of sheep.  From
not having been able to follow ber we could
not watch her motions when with thom
However.she lettithem ln about Ave minutes
accompanied by a ram that had two power
ful horna. They returned speedily toward9
tbe poor limb, and aa loan as they rcaehtv
it tho ram immediately ttt about liberator!
it, which h. did in • few minutes by dradigf
ging away tb. brjirt-trlth hia horna.
BanefiU ol' Advertising.
Talk about tho benefit, of advertialn-
Down in Florida not long ago a family lo„s
a child which thoy supposed had stray   '
away from home and got loat After soarc
Ing in vain for three day. the frantic rTJ0_
rents placed an advertisement In tho nor
est newspaper. Imagine the surprise ■"""
tho parent, upon going to the door the nt
morning to see a monster alligator upon 1
door-step, whoro he had disgorged the elr voa
alive and  then died  himself. The "i
cost them but twenty-five cents, and it g
them back their darling child; they aold——*
alligator's hide for five dollars, and the
rents are showing the child in all the d
museum, of the land at ftfty dollars
woek, Bot-Jrivertisiug pay!
' There are persona who melt into U   ,
ot pity at the sight ol sorrow, who ni''l0r
with the suffering of others and rej ■ ,i,„
in their joy, who are tender ud ge'uld">'
in their manner, showering kindly Winers
and aympathetic greetings on all w "    '
they meet, but whose benevolence r vhere
lust there.   When it comes to Kit
giving oi doing or denying sell lor ot
welfare, they leein  Impotent,   1
hive expended themselvei In fee
and there li nothing left.  Of eoum
rolin to neb u an able to gWe-n Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Horning, Feb. 13, 1880.
A mnn at Dalton, Gn., is doing
quito o business in walking canos
which e cuts from tho Chickamauga
battlef ld. The area of tho Chickamauga battlefield is said to be
rapid,} increasing.
The Hudson Bay ofiicors in the
Mackenzie Biver district have been
endeavouring to ascertain how many
wood buffalo remain. They place
the number at 180. The, prairie
buffalo is practically extinct,
A bushel of corn makes four gallons of whisky. It sells for $16 at
retail. The government gets 83.60,
the farmer 40 cents, the railroad $1,
the manufacturer $4, the vendor $7,
and the drinker gets tho jim-jams.
"Let a girl bleach her hair, says a
Boston doctor, "and within threo
months she will have trouble with
her eyes, pains in her head, and be
well on the way toward some nervous
disorder requiring a doctor's services
half the time."
Tho newly discovered Sutherland
falls in New Zealand are said to be
nearly 2,000 feet in height. Steve
Brodie will probably take tho next
steamer for Now Zealand, and in
anticipation of his attempt to shoot
the falls his obituary has been put
in type,—Ex.
The craze for whistling among
girls is seriously troubling the
humorous editor of tho Boston
Transcript. He says it is almost
impossible to tell whether a girl is
soliciting a kiss or is only preparing
to pucker. A cotemporary thinks
ho ought to give tho girl the benefit
of the doubt.
Poor Bismarck was already staggering under the burdens of the
Morier incident, the Geffcken snarl,
the East Africa tangle and the
Samoan jangle. And now Boulan-
gerism has been dumped on top of
the heap. It would seem that an
indefinite furlough would about fit
A farm journal says that "the
best way to preserve apples is to
keep them exposed to tlio air."
That is the proper method when
you are sure that, there is not a boy
within a hundred miles; otherwiso
the safest plan is to put the apples
in a burglar-proof safe with a combination lock.—Ex.
An Iowa editor who has a small
farm h,.s raised corn enough on it
to build a printing office. An exchange >ays that this dedication of
toil an, I sweat to the interests of a
commb dty wliich fails to allow a
paper i-> become self-supporting is
one of lhe most striking instances
of patr itic self-abnegation on record.
Ool. Stewart o£ Nevada City,
Nev., 1 is, by a provision of his will,
directed that his body be cremated
and tho ashes dumped into the river
at midnight. To steal upon the
inoffensive river in the dead hour of
night and dump therein the ashes of
Col. Stewart is taking a mighty
mean advantago of the river.—
Am. paper.
An American exchange perpetrates the following ; The fact that
Gen. Harrison chews tobacco having
leaked out, the first thing we know
some plug of a punster, in spite of
all preventive legislation on earth
and the fear of retribution beyond
the grave, will remark that Gen.
Harrison's life is one of chawy.
Don't juice see"
When Handel once undertook in
a crowded church to play the dismissal on a very fine organ thort;,
the whole congregation became so
entranced with delight that not an
individual could stir till the usual
organist came impatiently forward
and took his seat, saying, in a tone
of acknowledged superiority. "You
cannot dismiss a congregation. See
how soon I  can  disperse  them 1"
A colored woman, Bachel Henry,
was arrested January 19 at Knox-
ville, Tenn., charged with roasting a
baby. A neighbor passing her
house smelled burning flesh and
rushed in. On a bed of burning
coals lay an infant roasting to death.
The woman says it was an accident,
but it is thought that it could not
have happened by accident and it is
relieved that the woman intended
o eat the child after it was roasted.
They are worrying themselves in
''ngland for a short word to express
telephonic message," "Telepheme"
i not a popular favorite, ond
telechat" or, "telctalk" will not
;ick. In this country hearing tho
lessage worries most of us so much
tat a word to express it is not
ought of.—Empire. Here we nre
wrying ourselves for a short word
express, with due emphasis, our
itiments about the telephone man-
ement without encroaching on the
cabulary of "cuss words."
The Boston Journal relates a good
ry of a prominent legal firm in
it city, which does a great deal of
business for a rich mercantile con-
corn. It lately rendered a bill
which the senior partner of the mercantile establishment (who was
accustomed to liberal charges)
thought was too high. He, therefore, took the bill to the law firm
and asked the chief to look it over
and see if it was all right, The
account was subsequently returned
with ij*t0 added for "advice as to the
reasonableness of the bill,"
Says an exchange : The startling
information that Mr. Blaine is in
the cabinet bas again been sent out
from Washington, If some one
will kindly turn the key it may be
possible to keep Mr. Blaine in the
cabinet for a day or two at least;
otherwise it is confidently expected
that in to-morrow's issue an announcement will be made that the
Plumed Knight is prancing around
just outside the cabinet pasture and
looking longingly over the fence.
In the meantime Mr. Blaine is
enjoying excellent health.
The city of Hallowell, Me., says
an exchange, has an imitator of Dr.
Mary Walker in the person of a
maiden lady named Emeline Prescott, who has worn "pants" since
her childhood. Her dress skirt
reaches nearly to her knees, and
over this, when out of doors, sho
wears a single-breasted coat buttoned
to the chin and having a large number of outside pockets. With her
short hair, queer costume and semi-
masculine appearance, Miss Emeline
is an object that attracts much
attention when she appears in
the streets.
The Be Umberto, lately launched
for the Italian government, says the
Scientific, American is ono of tho
largest war vessels in the world,
her displacement boing 13,298 tons,
or 1,358 tons more than the Trafalgar or the Nile. She is 400 feet
long by 76 feet 9 inches broad, and
draws 29 feet of water. The armor
of her barbetts is 19 inches thick,
and she is fitted with a three inch
steel protective deck as well. Her
main armament will be four 104 ton
guns and twelve of 4| tons, while
her engines are expected to givo a
speed of IS knots.
The Buffalo Express is responsible
for the following : "Why do you
speak in such a low voice 1 We
could scarcely hear you at all in the
back pews," said a member of a
local church to a visiting clergyman
recently, "lt is a clear case of cowardice," was the reply. "When I
first began to preach they called me
the shouter, because I spoke so loud.
One Sunday morning, just after I
finished the prayer, and while the
solemn hush was still upon tho
congregation, a little fellow broke
the silence with tho question, 'Ma,
is God deaf!' I have never shouted
A remark that "nine-tenths of the
graves of the world are filled with
unadulterated fools," is attributed
to Mr. Ignatius Donnelly. He has
evidently never heard of the injunction to speak nothing but good of
the departed. It does not appear
exactly what grounds this gentleman
has for his indiscriminate censure,
but quite likely he refers to the
general belief in Shakespeare, which
has existed for more than two centuries and a half. Of the departed
it may at least be said that they
had the happiness of dying before
Mr. Donnelly's Bacon cipher appeared to show them to what supreme
heights folly could be carried.—Ex.
Tho Arizona Kicker deals thus
leniently with an advertiser : There
is altogether too much talk about
that mistake of our popular young
druggist of the Blue Front which
sent Ool. Jim Jackson to his grave.
Ool. Jim asked for quinine und got
strychnine by mistake, but there
are a good many redeeming features.
The colonel was old, lazy, and drunk
half the time, and left no one to
mourn his loss. The druggist is a
young and energetic mnn, who sold
out a coal yard in Chicago to come
here and go into the drug business,
and it must be expected that he
will make a few mistakes in the go
off. We call attention to his liberal
manner of advertising in tho Kicker.
He has assured us that such a mistake cannot occur again, as he has
properly labelled the bottles,
This is what Mr. Darwin once
said about some critics of foreign
missions: "They forget, or will not
remember, that human sacrifice and
tho power of an idolatrous priesthood; a system of profligacy un-
parrelled in any other part of the
world; infanticide, a consequence of
that system; bloody wars, where the
conquerors spared neither women
nor children—that all those things
have been abolished, and that dishonesty, intemperance and licentiousness have been greatly reduced
by the introduction of Christianity.
In n voyager to forget these things
is a base ingratitude; for should ho
chance to be at the point of shipwreck on some unknown ooast, he
will most devoutly pray that the
lesson of tbe missionary may have
extended thus far."
Says the Christian at Work : An
improvement on church fairs has
been devised in Lincoln, Neb., if
we may trust the Omaha papers.
One of the churches, wishing to raise
money to pay off the debt, offered
merchants of all sorts a chance io
advertise on the walls of the church.
A large and handsome advertising
card appeared in a conspicuous place
containing the names of such merchants as accepted the opportunity
at $5 a head. At the close of
divine service the pastor called
attention to the card, saying that
they were all reliable men, who
could be safely dealt with, and
advising his parishioners to patronize
them. This may bo better than
some other plans a good deal more
commonly adopted. At least the
merchants get their money's worth.
Writing from Grahamstown, Cape
Colony, Mr. L. A. Eddie gives an
account of some extraordinary
showers that fell there on August
14 last. A storm commenced near
midday and lasted till late the next
morning. At intervals during this
period heavy showers of rain fell,
after which large areas were found
to be covered with water as black
as ink. Two theories are put forward to account for the observed
facts, one attributing it to dust in
the air from a recent volcanic eruption, while the other considers the
phenomena to be due to the passage
of the earth through a dense meteoric stream, the dust of which
suspended in the atmosphere was
carried down by the rain, and being
essentially iron, formed, on being
mixed with the organic acids of the
soil, a true ink.
America has the following: Ever
since Eve was created only 118 feet
and 9 inches tall to he the helpmate
of Adam, who towered to the height
of 123 feet and 9 inches, according
to the calculations of the learned
M. Henricon, woman has been generally conceded to be inferior to
man. That such is still the case
seems to be indicated by the demeanor of an Indiana woman, who
lately sought an office before the
legislature of that state. On being
defeated she straightway went into
hysterics. Disappointed office-seekers
of the male sex do not, as a  rule,
tion. His homely face is positively
fascinating in its strength, and
quick, varying expression.
A writer in Chamber's Journal
repeats the following method for
the extermination of rats :" These
animals are the wisest of domestic
vermin, and many moans taken for
their destruction are, as a rule,
quickly discovered by them; if not,
the terror alone engendered by the
ever-diminishing tribe is sufficient
to cause them to flee the mysterious
power whioh haunts them. Taking
advantage of this trait, the writer
in question constructed a trap for
the rats. This was a water barrel
carefully concealed. On the top was
a trap door (simply balanced by a
pivot in the center), and beyond
this somo food was placed for which
the rats had a strong liking. Thoy
could only get to this by walking
over the door, and in ordor to entice
them, tho door wns fixed for about
a week; thon tho bolt was drawn,
and for several nights a plentiful
supply of drowned rats rewarded
the ingenuity of the rat killer, and
the remainder of the colony sought
"frosh woods  und  pastures  new."
Thoro is a renewal in Scotland,
says an exchange, of the movement
of fifteen years ago in favor of union
between two branches of the Presbyterian Church—the Free church und
the United Presbytorian Ohurch.
The amalgamation of these two
bodies has hitherto been prevented
by the hostility of a determined
minority. A party of the Free
Ohurch threatened to claim the
whole property of that denomination
if the union proposed were consummated, on the ground that tho proposal was altering fundamentally
the constitution of tho Church. Tho
present agitation has sprung up in
both the bodies interested. Tho
movomont is voluntary, nnd so far
unofficial, Leading men such as
Principals Bainy and Douglas,
Professors Douglas and Oandlish
have publicly Bpolten in favor of
resuscitating the schemo. No
opposition of a formidable character
has yet appoared, but the movement
is only just begun, and not much
can with certainty be predicted of
its future- In this country the
experience has  been  that   chrcuh
•■■"■■■* line to meet the different arrangements now in order,
and now offer the largest stock of HEATING and COOKING
STOVES and RANGES ever imported into the Province,
We sell three carloads of Stoves to one sold by any firm in
B. C, which speaks for itself. Intending buyers will consult
their interests by giving us a call. No trouble to show our
good's or quote prices.
Water St., VANCOUVER. Columbia St., WESTMINSTER.
become    hysterical.    They   coolly I union is best promoted by wiso and
pocket their defeat, and go to work ) cautious advances,
to get some other office. Women
must take the same philosophical
view of the lottery of office-seeking,
if they wish to compete with men
on equal terras.
An exchange says : It is a matter of surprise to many people to
learn that there arc still in the state
of New York 1900 Indians who live
on reservations and maintain their
tribal relations. Four hundred ahd
fifty of these live on the Onondtiga
reservation, 178 on the Oneida, 439
on tho Tuscarora, 500 on the Tona-
wanda, 150 on the Shinnecock, 1044
on the St. Regis, 1305 on the
Cattaraugus, and 834 on the Allegany. A portion of these Indians
are nominally Christians, but the
great majority of them have never
embraced Christianity and are
classed as "pagans." The state of
morals on all the reservations is extremely bad, the marriago relation
being almost entirely disregarded.
Civilization has swept past and surrounded these insoluted barbarians,
but it has not improved their
This burning of water is a curious
thing. When I went to England
many years ago, a perfect novice in
matters relating to combustion of
fuel, and saw the firemen and engineers pouring buckotfuls of water on
their coal heaps just beforosbovelling
the coal on to their fires, I at once
told them that they were doing a
very foolish thing, for it took a lot
of heat to drive off the water before
the coal would burn. But when
thoy told me that it was a matter
that did not admit of an argument,
as they had proved that they had
got much hotter fireB when they
wet their coal than when they put
it on dry, I was completely nonplussed, and when with my "stoker"
I fed the furnaces with tan bark,
etc., so wet that the water ran out
of the hoppers, I believed the firemen were right.—Boston Manufacturers' Gazette.
The new German minister, says
the New York Sun correspondent at
Washington, is now quite the foreign
attraction, and not altogether
because he is new or because his
court coat is more brilliant with
sparkling decorations than many
other court coats. The man's face
is fascinatingly handsome. He is a
tall blonde, the yellow blonde, and
his physique is of the splendid type
of the German soldier. In tho conventional black broadcloth he would
have the unmistakable air culled
"distinguished." Fancy, then, this
tall, blonde Teuton in the court uniform of dark blue cloth, half covered
with gold embroidery, and the breast
of tho coat half covered with the
shining jewels of decorations,- his
royal rewards for service, and you
see by far the most striking figure
in the diplomatic corps, and one
attracting most notice at the rccep-
Henry M, Stanley's real namo is
John Bowlands. According to
Noah Brooks, in St, Nicholas, he
was born in Wales, near the little
town of Denbigh, and his parents
were so poor that when ho was
about three years old, he was sent
to the poorhouse of St. Asaph to be
brought up and educated. When
he was thirteen years old, he was
turned loose to take care of himself.
Young though ho was, he wns
ambitious and well-informed. As a
lad, he taught school in the village
of Mold, Flintshire, North Wales.
Getting tired of this, he made his
way to Liverpool, England, when
he was about fourteen years of age,
and there he shipped as catin-boy
on board a sailing vessel bound to
New Orleans, in the promised land
to which so many British-born
youths ever turn their eyes, In
New Orleans he fell in with a kindly merchant, a Mr. Stanley, who
adoptod him and gave him his name.
Mr. Stanley died before Henry came
of age, leaving no will, and the lad
was again left to shift for himself.
Young Stanley lived in New Orleans
until 1861, when he was twenty-
one years old, having been born in
1840. Then the great Civil War
broke out, and Stanley went into
the Confederate army.
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WARE in the province.
Wo have on hand a largo stock of Magnetic Oxide Flrc-proof Paint,
warranted 92 per ct. puro oxide. So high a grade sold ty no other Louse in the city.
eajliurinB tbo year that wo have opened we havo materially reduced the prices o:
everything tn our lino, and hope by Btrict attention to business to receive a continuance of the public patronage. noldwly
Foundry and Machine Shop
Front St., New Westminster, B. C.
M.A.HSrTJE'.A.aT'O-B.Bms  OB1
Surrey council.
Council met at the town hall on Mon-
day, Feb. 4, at 3 p. m, Councillors-elect
present made the prescribed declaration
before Mr. Thos. Shannon, J. P. The
following Gentlemen took their seats at
the council board: Jos. W. McCallum,
ward 1; John Douglas, ward 2; John
Armstrong, ward 3j Thos. Shannon,
ward 4. Tho reeve not boing present,
Coun. Armstrong was appointed chairman. Accounts wero received from A.
J. Boothroyd, wood, 81j B, B. Smith,
services as deputy returning oflicer, Ac.,
$0.25. Coun. Brown was authorized to
have the defective place on Semiahmoo
road repaired; Coun. McCallum to have
neoessary repairs executed on Coast meridian road; Coun. Douglas to hnvo certain repairs ou Johnston road attended
to, and Coun. Shannon to havo the hill
repaired south of the Nicomeckl river on
tho Hall's prairie road. Applications for
tho positions of municipal officers to be
received at next meeting. The clerk
was instructed to engage the seviceB of
Messrs. Corbould & McColl as legal advisers to tho council for the ensuing year.
The following notices of motion wero
given: Coun. McCallum, salaries by-law;
Coun. Douglas, assessment by-law; Coun.
Shannon, revenuo by-law. Counoil adjourned till Feb. 12th, at 10 a.m.
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Judgment was given.on Saturday by
the Ottawa supremo court in the appeal case of the Manitoba Morlgago
Co. vs. the Bank of Montreal. The
appeal was unanimously dismissed with
costs. Tho judges held that A. W.
Ross had a perfect right to endorse
cheques on behalf of Ool. McMillan
and tho late Ool. Kennedy under a
power of attorney held by him to sell
certain lands, This is an interesting
point, as the Manitoba courts held
that'Boss had no right to mortgage
under bhe powor of attorney.
Brass and Iron Castings made to Order.
P. S.—All orders from the upper country promptly attended to.
The Businoss of ALLSOP & MASON has been merged in the above Company
and will be carried ou by tho Company from this date as a general Land Investment
and Insuranco Agenoy.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage at Low Bates. Town Lots and Farming
Lands fcr Sale on easy terms,
Viotoria B. C, May 16th, 1887. dwjelto
SHOES, but wc are selling off at a
Reduction of 15 Per Cent.
From our already Low Prices, and will continue to do so for 30
days from Feb. 1st.
We will accept approved cheques on cither of the Banks of
our city, if the purchaser does not happen to have the money in
his (or her) pocket.   Call and see us.
Immense Sale of Boots and Shoes! 1
Commencing February gth, 1889.
tho undersigned will now place his entire stoek on tho market at wholesale
prices) UO reserve.   Everything must bc sold,
$K,000 worth of Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Rubber Goods, Shoo Findings, kc.
An oarly inspection will convince tho publio that we mean business,   Terms—
under 850, cash; ovor $50, secured notes at 3 montha with interest,
mm ,Vt/ci-Ki v British Columbian
j    -Wednesday Moraine;, Feb. 1:1, use.
j    (From Daily Columbian, Feb. 12.)
.     No police court to-day.
Bright and beautiful weather.
; Thermometer 60" in the shade:
[<- The temperature of the water in the
;, Ifraser river to-day was 40° fahrenheit.
■' Good young Driving Horse and Rig
L for sale. Enquire at this office, dwtc
k The British Oolumbia smelter at
i Vanoouver will (ire up this week aud
i' begin operations.
jj Fresh black cod, weighing from 8 to
ft 12 pounds, were selling on the mar-
jj ket to-day at 17J cents each.
{} The high wind this afternoon caused
11 the streets to dry up quickly and the
1 -dust at times wns bio wii about in a
■" rather unpleasant manner.
I- The diphtheria patients at Maple
[ i Ridgo are all doing well, including
il' those who contracted the disease re-
|\ cently, and medical services will not,
f\ itis expected, berequiredinuchlonger.
|' A large number of Chinese wont
I', across the river to-day to complete
the work of slashing and clearing the
right of way of the Southern Railway
line. Only about S miles out of the
|.,: 2VJ miles remain to be finished.
/ The Grand Lodge I.O.O.F. annual
1' meeting opens at Victoria to-morrow
t morning at 10 o'clock. The following
\. Grand Lodge representatives left for
I' the capital to-day to be present at the
I mooting: W, McColl,J. E. Phillips,
I B. W. Shiles, A. McCorvie and R. H.
4    Baker.
:'       Col, Prior has been commissioned to
ask the Dominion government for a
1    grant in aid of the proposed university
ji    of British Columbia,   The provincial
I     government has promised to liberally
r     aid in organizing the institution,   and
I    the member for Viotoria  thinks  Dolt    minion assistance Bhould also be given.
'•       On Thursday evening at Herring's
I     Opera House will   bo  held a grand
fancy dross ball under the supervision
I    of Mrs. D. W. Gordon.   The ball is
intended principally for youni? people,
who no doubt will take advantage of
I     the opportunity of enjoying what is
:-     usually  reserved    for   their  elders.
I     Many nf the children's costumes will
00 both handsome and striking.
Maple Ridge municipal matters are
j       getting interesting.    At the last meet-
1     ing of tho council, on Saturday, Feb.
I      2, Conns. Hicks and Docksteader   ro-
8      signed, and tho third election for  the
year was fixed for yesterday, the Ilth
.;      inst.   No one Bhowed up but the ro
■)     turning officer, and  the  council will
j      have to exorcise the unusual prerogative of appointing two members to till
ij      the vacancies—if any can bo found to
)      sorve ?
The O.P.N. Oo. being unable, owing
l-' to the mildness of the winter, to pro-
1 cure a supply of ico on the coast, ia
I getting a number of car-loads from
f Ashcroft, which, placo is 200 miles in-
1 land. The cost of each car-load of 12
(' tons, laid down at Victoria, ia §100.
■\ Frozen . wator comes expensive in
ji British Columbia. If freight ratos
!' were a.littlo lower wo would havo Mails' itoba shipping to British Columbia her
.; surplus stock of ice.
,' Messrs.   Gough   and  Dyko, lato of
j England and now residing in Vancou-
., yer, have decidod to givo ono of thoir
fl classical music concerts whioh havo
!• met with so much favor with the musio
I loving public of Vancouver. Both
j) gentlemen nro acknowledged artistes,
:j and their performances are always ro-
1 coivod with much favor. Mrs, Hums' phreys, who will sing two songs, is
, spoken of ns a very sweet singer with a
y voice of more than ordinary cultivation
. 1 and power. The concert will bo given
I    •   in the Oddfellows'hall.
Salmon Fisheries.
Col. Prior, M. P., and Mr. Chisholm, M. P., interviewed the minister
of marine and fisheries on Saturday in
regard to the salmon fishing regulations
which wero brought into force last
year. The fishermen of British Culumbia want some modification as to
the period to which they aru restricted
for fishing, and the Bine of the meshes
to bo usod. Nothing definite was arrived at, nnd the  deputation will see
tho minister again.
O.11111-I7. Assays.
Dr. W. Bredemeyer, of Vancouvor,
the well-known milling engineer and
assaycr, sends us the following assays
of quart!! taken from the Texada Island mines: Tho Vancouver and
Eureka quartz assays from $00 to $90
gold per ton, and a 13-lb. samplo assays $135 iu gold to (he tun. "Silver
Queen" assays 15 per cent, load, 10
per cent, copper, 4.37 o/.s. silver and
$12 to 818 in gold per ton. Cupper
pyrites nro assays 8'- ozs. copper, 8 ii7a.
silver and $3 in goll to the ton. Magnetic iron oro assays from GO to 72 pur
«ent. iron per ton.
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Slumllng Uaiue Out of Season.
Although brook trout aro out of season the Indians continue to bring tbem
into town and sell them at a very low
price. Tho fisheries officers should
make an example of one or two of
these law breakers, which would servo
to frighten others from the unlawful
traflic. Tho Indians are always killing
grouse and sell them to families thoy
supuliod regularly while tho birds
worn in season. This should bo put a
stop to immediately. Tho want of a
fish and gamo protection club is plainly visible, and unless ono ia formed
fishing and shooting in tho neighborhood uf Westminster will soon bn a
thing of tho past, With proper protection thero ia nuw reason why the
Btroams and forests in this neighborhood should not furnish excellent sport
for many years to como.
Hot leprosy This Time.
Last evening Father Cherouse returned from a trip to the Ooquitlam
reservation and reported to Mr. McTieman, Indian agent, that an Indian
there was afflicted with the leprosy.
This report rather alarmed Mr. McTieman and he immediately made an
engagement with Dr. DeWolf Smith to
go up to the reservation this morning.
The visit was made, and the doctor
pronounced the case not to be leprosy,
but a loathsom skin disease which will
kill the patient in a few months. The
sick man has been supplied with everything necessary for his comfort, and an
old women has been engaged to nurse
 .  m   .       	
A Watchman Suicides.
The night-watchman of the str.
Premier, H. D. O'Loughlin, committed
suicide by jumping overboard on the
trip from Esquimalt to Vancouver. He
had been drinking heavily for some
days previous and waB suffering from
melancholia. O'Loughlin made his
preparations for death quietly and
slipped overboard unknown to anyone.
He left a letter addressed to J. O.
Brown, Bay Oity, Mich,, but that was
all. No attempt was made to find the
missing man, which would have been
useless as darkness was setting in when
his absence was discovered and he had
been in the water probably over an
■ ^———
Our Glorious Climate.
British Columbia would' like to
have the fine features of its climate
recognized, This is right and proper.
Having repudiated for Oanada all
ownership of the blizzard the Empire
does not object to go a step further and
declare a conviction that British Columbia's climate is a mild and attractive article, healthy aB well as delightful. If the British Columbians want
the outside world to know of their
balmy breezes let them keep the faots
prominently before the reading public. Imitate the action of our nomh-
bors, who gloss over the defects of
their climate, and never allow to be
known that there are large areas of their
dominion where a discriminating dog
could not be induced to take up residence. The shrewd Yankee does not
say much about these things, and if
there were any more Martin Chuzzle-
wits there would be plenty of Edens
for them to settle in. Canadians
have an immense advantage in the
contest, for all tho favorable reports
about our climate are true.—Empire.
Dedication Services.
The very interustingceremony of dedicating the new Oddfellow's lodge took
place last night under very favorable
circumstances. Almosteverymember of
Westminster lodge No, 3 and a large
number of visiting brethren were
present, bosides 100 or more invited
guosts. The lodge room and ante
rooms are large and handsomely furnished, and reflect great credit nu the
enterprise and progression of Westminster lodgo. The ceremony was
conducted by Bro. J. E. Phillips, District Deputy Grand Master, assisted
by P. G. Bro. P. J. Foulds, Grand
Warden 1 P. G. Bro. B. W. Shiles,
Grand Chaplain; P. G. Bro. W. Mo-
Coll, Grand Marshal; and Bros, R.
Wilson, Alex. Ferguson, Wm. Kelly,
and Wm. i'ownsend, Heralds of the
North, South, East and West, respectively. The procession was formed in
the tuilo room nnd entered the lodge
headed by the grand officers, who
wero handsomely attired in flowing
robes of color according to the degree
of offico held by them. As the procession ontered tbe lodge Bro. Morey
struck up a grand march on the organ
nnd continued playing while tho procession made a circuit of the room.
Tho opening address was impressively
delivered by D.D.G.M. Phillips, after
which the opening ode was sunn. The
Grand Marshal, accompanied by tho
four Heralds, thon ontered, and aftor
marching round the room three times
took their usual stations. Tho dedication then followed which was cafriod
out according to the rules of the order.
When the ceremony was over tho
Grand Marshal, by order, directed the
Heralds to proclaim the dedication of
tho lodge, which was dono, and the
proceedings wero concluded by tho
Grand Chaplain who pronounced the
benediction. The Rov. T. Baldwin
then addressed the assemblage and
delivered nn excellent speech, full of
wit and wisdom, and complimented
tho brethren on the beautiful lodgo
room just dedicated to the Craft.
An adjournment wns tbo made lu
the hall below and dancing immediately coinuiencod and wns kept up with
much spirit till 2. a. in. About 125
coupler* were present, and all join in
saying the evening was most delightful
in every respect. At midnight a
thoroughly enjoyable littlo supper was
lleiiilerson'ri New Directory.
Henderson's British Columbia Gazetteer and Directory for 1889 contains a
complete alphabetical and general
gazetteer and business direotory of the
province, comprising complote oity
directories of Viotoria, Vancouver,
New Westminstor and Nauniiiio; also,
a complete classified business directory
of Britisli Columbia. Price $2. Address, L. G. Henderson, P. O. Box
278, Victoria, B. O.
Dr. Goo. Beers, of Montreal, suggests a summer carnival for Kingston
with aquatic, athletic and military enjoyments and .1 naval encounter on tho
lake.   Tlio idea is likely to  bo   acted
McOrnth, whu murdered William
Holden with a razor, waa caught by
Deteotive Carpenter Sunday nfturnoon,
in a house at Lichitio, uiul was taken
to Montreal,
Motions, Baek-Uowns,  Questions Md
VicioEiA, Feb. 11.—House opened
at the usual hour. Prayers by Bishop
Mr. Grant moved, seconded by Mr.
Semlin, that an order of the house be
granted for the return in detail of the
items as brouuht to account in the
treasury during the fiscal year of 1887-
88 under the following heads: Fines
and forfeiture, $10,048.08; probate
fees, $3,244.93; Bale of government
property, $393.35; reimbursements in
aid, $570.75; interest, $10,976.62;
miscellaneous receipts, $31,544.05.
The mover did not think that the
finance minister would object to furnishing the information desired, as it
would be very interesting.
The finance minister did not think
it desirable to publish the nameB of
those fined.
The provincial secretary said that
the publishing of these names waa in
in reality inflicting a seoond penalty
for the offences committed, lt was a
thing never done before and would be
by Borne considered a greater punishment than the punishment already inflicted.
After considerable discussion, tha
resolution was carried without objection on mover agreeing that the information asked for -Ihould not be published.
Mr. Humphreys asked that an order
of the house be granted for the return
of all correspondence relating to the alleged charge of theft preferred against
Walter Bentley, acting government
agent at Oomox.
The attorney-general said that the
case was still pending and it would
therefore, be unwise to produce the correspondence.
The provincial secretary said there
was no correspondence to produce, It
was a most extraordinary thing for the
house to be asked to take action in a
matter still pending before a justice of
tbe peace.
The attorney-general hoped that the
mover would not only withdraw tho
resolution but take steps to have it
erased from the journals of the house.
It looked aB if the mover was being
made a tool of some one who wished to
satisfy personal malice. The house
should not be uked to lend assistance
in gratifying enmity against some real
or imaginary enemy.
Mr. Hunphreys agreed, with the
consent of the house, to withdraw his
resolution, which wbb done.
Mr. Humphreys moved that a select
committee be appointed to inquire into the methods of admitting boys- into
the high school of the city of Victoria
and to inquire generally into the system
of examinations and working efficiency.
Mr. Beaven asked what acreage of
land has been applied for under seotion 30 of the land act, 1884; the sale
of unsurveyed land, and sec. 59, by the
sale of pastoral land from the 18th of
February, 1884, to dato. Was a 10
per cent, cash deposit made in eaoh
case at the date of application and
what disposition was made at the timo
and subsequently of the money so
received by the lands and works department? What acreage of land has
survey beon accepted for, and the remaining 90 per cent, in cash received
for under sections 30 and 59 during
the above mentioned period, and what
is the maximum and minimum acreage
granted to any one individual or corporation! How much money has
been forfeited to the crow.n under
sections 30 and 59 of the land aot,
1884, since the 18th of February, 1884?
What acreage of land has been granted
by the crown, and how much revenue
paid into the treasury under section 10,
50 Victoria, chap, 17, an act to amend
the land net, 1884.
The chief commissioner of lands and
work: "I nm not prepared at tho pro-
sent time to give an answer to the
questions asked by the honorable gentleman."
Mr. Boaven rose to reply. He said
that if tho buoks of the lands and
worksdepiirtment uero kept in proper
order, an ordinary clerk could have
given the information asked for. He
was continuing when rulod out of order
by the speaker. Mr. Grant asked
what was the total rcvenuo and expenditure from 1st July to 31st December, 1888. Also what was the
amount, of the revenue brought to
account at tho treasury during the
first six months of tho fiscal year 1888-
89 on account of land sales ? What
amount had the government at its
debit or credit at tho Government
Bank on 31st December, 1888 or what
was tho cash balance in the deputy
treasurer's hand at tho same dato.
Tho answer was: 1st, §241,516.74;
2nd, $420,259; 3rd, $491.41; 4th,
$259,351.53, 5th, $3,975.41.
Mr. Humphreys asked six questions
as to the intentions of the government
with rospect to as many different public
improvements in the questioner's
constituency principally.
Answer: Until tho estimates aro
prepared it will bo impossible to
answer the questions. Tho matters
will be fully considered by the government.
Mr. Humphreys referred to the
urgent necessity ot tho work and
hoped that the government will boo
their way clear to atsist tho struggling
settlers of Comox,
Mr. Hiugings asked ': Has the
government taken any, if su, what
notion iu tho matter of tho report of
tho select cnininittoc of last session
upon tho claims ot Donald McKenzie, 1
and, if not, what is their intention in
tbo mattor 1
Answer: -Tho government reserves
havo not yut been sold. Ab noun as
thoy are disposed of Mr. Mackenzie's
claim will receive consideration,
The house thon went into committoe
>f the whole on llie summary process
Arantig the notlcos of motion for today, Mr. Humphreys will ask tho
ohibf com iittssloner of lauds and works,
undor what authority do tho Esquimalt
and Nanaimo Railway Oompany charge
$10 aB a survey ice on pre-emptions
located under sec. 5 of the act relating
to the Island Railway.
Mr. Higgings will: Have any of
the recommendations of the select
committee appointed last session to
enquire into the condition of the
Victoria jail been carried oot ?
Mr. Anderson of Saanich will ask
leave to introduce an act for the preservation of publio roads.
B. C. Provincial Exposition
Subscription Fund.
For the purpose of raising a fund to
contribute towards thu patriotic and
worthy objeot of making the next annual provincial fair, to bo held in this
eity, a grand and unprecedented success,
the undersigned agree to contribute the
sums opposite their respective names (to
be paid into the association or to trustees
competent to receive the 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 the eity, for increasing the
amount offered In prizes, and for furthering the exhibition in other ways):
The Columbian WOO 00
Sharpe & Falne, Lulu Island  10 00
L P TScksteln  10 00
Q D Brymner  10 00
BW Armstrong .'.  10 00
F R Glover  10 00
Walker ft Shadwell  10 00
Olaud Hamber.  10 00
PeterGrant 1  10110
George Turner  10 00
WJ Armstrong  30 00
A J Hill  10 00
Oapt A Grant..  10 00
J 8 Macdouell  10 00
W O Loye  10 OO
P BUodeau  10 00
F G Strickland  25 00
Gilley Bros  20 00
S H Webb  25 00
T Cunningham  30 00
Henderson Bros, Chilliwhaok.  10 00
A B Wintemute i  10 00
Per Ex-Mayor Dickinson 212 85
Annie M Jaques  10 00
Stowart & Cash  25 00
Jas Cunningham  50 00
Next I
Wholesale city Market.
Beef,    per lOOlbs « 15 50 9 1150
Pork         "          8009 000
Mutton      "          8 009 BOO
Potatoes     "           60 9    75
Cabbage     "          50| 100
Onions       "          1009150
Wheat        "           1508 0 00
Oats           "          1259 150
Peas          "          1601 2 00
Hay,      per ton  12 00 916 00
Butter (rolls) per ft  0 259 0 35
Cheese;            "   0 149 015
Eggs,      perdos  0 859    40
Cordwood (retain per curd.  8 00 9 4 00
Apples, per box  80 9 125
Hldes(gT'n) per 100 lbs  4 00 9 6 00
"    (dry)       "       —  50119 9 00
Wool, per lb  69    10
Meteereltf leal Beport for Week Ending
Feb. Mb, MM.
Sunday........ 52.0 45.0     0.32
Monday  45.0 82.0
Tueaday......_ 38.0 30.0
Wednesday 80.0 82.0
Thursday 41.0 87.0 . 0.05
Friday  49.0 38.0
Saturday 50.0 38.0
Fogs, cloudy, mild, calm.
A. Pkkle, Capt'n,
Whsa Baby was sick, wu gave her Cutout,
Whu tht was a Child, the cried for Cutoria,
When utUetme Hiss, tht clang to Cutorlt,
Whtn shtktd OMldwa, tbtgtrtUmn Outwit
Offices. Masonlo Buildings, New Westminster, and Vancouver, B. C.     Jy Md *te
Omens—Masonic Building,
dwlelOto Kew Westminster, 11. C,
Who is the Live Boot and Shoe Man
ri   W, GRANT,
OKWOE-Oorner Mary and Clarkson Sts,
AllTIHR HILL. n. .1. Sr..
Olllco of tlio Cooultlam Water Works Co.
Masonic Block, Westminster.   \vmli2S
Farm to rent; about 2il miles abovo
New Wostmlnster; within eaay accQEfiof
post *-otllcc, church, public scliool, railway
station and stenmer landing. Tlio Farm
is woll supplied with all neoot-sary buildings fttid Implements. Them are 18 head
of stoek on tUQpromises which can either
bo purchased outright or farmed on
shares. This Is a very favorable chance
for an energetic mnn with small oHpltal.
Columbia St., New Westminster.
Fob. 11,1880. wfelflmi
A Thousand Tongues will Answer:
SI  Cel-u.xn.-bia Street.
less you take advantage of this GRAND OFFER I am
making in Goods FOR THE NEXT SIXTY DAYS from this
date, you will get left.
Come at once and get your BOOTS, SHOES, SLIPPERS,
while my stock is bright, new and complete. Also, a large assortment of American Goods, from Philadelphia, Chicago and San
Francisco.   Do not wait till your neighbors have had their choice.
10 per cent. Discount on all Cash Purchases for the Next Sixty Days.
^"Orders from the country promptly attended to.
Sole Agent for Sabin's Beeswax Oil Blacking; prevents shoe
from cracking.   Also, Oil Shoe Dressing, equally a blessing.
New Wbstmihsteb, Jan. 15,1889. dwjely
x>B-a.i.BiE ixsr
Choice Family Groceries!
Labrador Herring's,
li/fXackerel, Salt Ood,
.^rrao-ur's "Une. Hams,
^^rrao-ur's "Une. Bacon.
Flovi.r. Bran. Snorts,
•THIGHEST prices paid por parm produce,
noidwiy Scoullar-Armstrong Block, Columbia St.
Wholesale and Retail Druggists
Removal Sale!
Great Reduction in Prices Previous
to Removing into New Store.
Our fine assortment of  Olotning- tSC "EEats we
now offer at ALMOST COST PRICES.
1 cures! Rheumatism
^^worm powders
Are pleasant to tale. Contain their own
Purgative. Is a safe, sure and effectual],
destroyer of'worms tn Children orAdults.
surd limy In sent by mnll lo nny 1 0<t Uthcc III
Cnnntln.   New Illustrator, Cfrt-rlogtlO now ready,
Contnining Description and Prices of the choicest
Mnilcdfrco. Every Farmer nml Gjroencrslioiilil
linve n coiry before ordering steels for I'M coming
season.   IlnndioniestcnlaloguoiMUcd in Canada.
season,   nunabomosicauuoguoisiuoa in\.niinuu.
Including fouls of all kinds of the best makes; Cross-rut & Haild-$awS,
Itarlicd Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary 5'H-llsils for I'uriliilll*;
Pulley Blocks, Snatch Blocks, Bope & Chain in all sizes; I'itcn,
Tar & Oakum; Tarred and Plain Paper for Building; Paints & Oils
In all oolorsi Liquid PllintS in all shades; Floor PllintS roady to iiBi; tjvind
Stones; Wall Paper in all designs; Brooms <& Brushes for all purposes;
LlltirieatimT Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural Implements,
<2T Special attention given to orders hy mail.'
Columbia Stkeet, New Westminster,
Central Grocery, Columbia Street,
HAS JUST RECEIVED Fearmun's (Hamilton, Oat.) Ujicoib, Kaius,
IvUnl, etc.—a choice lot which wiU bc sold cheap.
OgUvie & McMillan's Hungarian Flour always on hand; also—
HpallunicllCCn Flour of throo grades, with a frosh line of all kinds of Oro*
Ccrics on hand, and new Goods every week, from the cheapest markets,
1'loaso call and examine; no trouble to show Goods and quote price, and you
will find one of the best places to buy Family Groceries in tho Royal City.
inmsier. o,i;,, who win lonvnru copies ot snme
to all Intending purchasers upon application.
Tiiu Columiiian Pmntingi Estadlisiiment lias first-clans faqutics for
all kinds of Commercial Printing, Bill Heads. Letter Heads. Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of ovory description, Posters, Dodgers,
Price Lists, ko. Prices will be found ns low ns nt any otber offic* '"here
first-class work is done, ' Weekly British Columbian
We-taMd*. Mornlnf, Feb. 13, 188*.
Tbe report of tbe department of
militia, observes the Empire, shows
nothing of that terrible state of
disorganization of whioh we have
read in some Oanadian journals,
perhaps to encourage their friends
in the United States who gladly
quote their criticisms. The Empire
continues : "When we read in the
report of the deputy minister, Ool.
Panet, of the imperial army authorities, being so well satisfied with the
graduates of the Royal Military
College that they have offered an increased number of commissions, we
may well be satisfied. Of a similar
nature is the fact he mentions that
the authorities of Jamaica have had
two of their officers attached to the
Oanadian militia for instruction.
General Middleton repeats these
praises, and relates how he surprised
General Olark, deputy adjutant-
general of the imperial army, by
showing him the movements of the
Winnipeg mounted infantry on the
prairie. The good reports of the
militia when called upon to assist
the civil authorities are also very
satisfactory. The general, however,
can be critioal when required, and
he repeats his recommendation that
the whole force should be drilled
yearly. Of oourse, this is a question for our finance minister as well
as for the militia department. He
also advocates the strengthening of
the schools and permanent corps of
those important branches, the artillery and cavalry ; as to the latter,
advising a school in Toronto. The
reports on the annual camps and
other details as to our Oanadian
forces also show that the most is
being done with the means provided. Altogether, it is a creditable showing of the state of our
little citizen army.
According to our despatches from
Victoria Wednesday, Hon. Mr. Bob-
son's mission to Ottawa has been
attended with important results.
The promised papers have been
brought down, the first oyster has
been opened, and has proved worth
the while. Tbe vexed question as
to who should stand tbe necessary
cost of the Skeena expedition has
been satisfactorily settled, for the
province. The assurance that a
satisfactory settlement has been
brought about with respect to the
Sumas dyking lands will be very
gratifying to those interested in the
lands in question, nnd the settlement
of such a matter cannot fail of being
a benefit to the province generally.
A wise selection has been made with
respect to locations in the province
for county court judgeships. Westminster, Nanaimo, and Kamloops
being mentioned. These places are
central in their localities, and the
public convenience will best be
served by making appointments
accordingly. It is none too early
that Bteps were taken to define tbe
international boundary between
British Oolumbia and Alaska, and
we are glad to observe that the provincial secretary's mission has resulted in a promise from the Dominion authorities to do something
in that connection. We should
have liked to have soen some disposition on the part of tbe Dominion government to assist, during the
coming season, the development of
our deep sea fisheries, by means of
that long-promised exploratory survey of the coast. We hopo that
this may not be left altogether to
private enterprise. The value of
our sea farm is incalculable, but
some encouragement and assistance,
such as has been suggested, is required for its development.
titles as soon as possible and be
enabled to proceed with their improvements without further delay.
As a result of the representations
of the provincial secretary with respect to the lands in question, the
minister of the interior has recommended that "the 45,000 acres to
which tbey are entitled be ceded to
the government of British Oolumbia in full and final satisfaction of
the 49,000 acres to which they are
entitled under the settlement act, in
connection with the Chilliwhack
and Sumas dyking scheme." The
minister of interior further recommends, "in relation to the lands in
the Matsqui reserve and the lands
north of the Fraser Biver in the
Ohilliwhack and Sumas reserve,
that where any conflict of entry
may arise through the Dominion
and provincial governments having
severally granted entries therein to
different parties for the same lands,
the entries granted by the Dominion,
acting in good faith on the understanding arrived at between the
agent of Dominion lands and the
surveyor-general of B. 0. in 1884:
shall prevail, and the provincial government be allowed to select additional lands, pro tonto, from the
Ohilliwhack and Sumas reserve
south of the Fraser Biver." Tbe
sub-cornmitteeof the Dominion privy
council has recommended the adoption of tbe minister of the interior's
report and the approval of the recommendations therein contained. It
therefore, only requires the ratification of the Dominion and provincial
parliaments to make the settlement
with regard to to the Sumas dyking
lands complete. We have much
pleasure in publishing this information for the benefit of our Sumas
correspondent, "A Settler," in a
recent issue, and others like him
We have received a copy of the
British Columbia public accounts
for the fiscal year ending 30th June,
1888, from which we will publish a
summary of the receipts, etc, as soon
our space allows. We have also
received copies of papers relating to
the Hon. Mr. Robson's mission to
Ottawa Our Victoria despatches
contained a summarized report of
tbe contents of these papers, the
other day, when they were submitted to the local house, The
papers consist principally of the report of Hon. Mr. Dewdney, minister
of the interior, embracing the result
of tbe conferences had with Mr.
Robson on the subjects of his recent
mission. These subjects, as has already beon intimated iu our columns,
were such matters as were pending
settlement between tho Dominion
and provincial governments, and included, among other subjects, that
of the Sumas dyking lands. With
reference to these lands, the papers
show that there has been for some
time a question as to the ownership of about "5,000 acres, and the
objoctof the Hon. Mr. Robson's
mission was, among other things, to
bring about the settlement of this
question, so that settlers on the
aforesaid lands might  socure  their
The question of prison reform in
connection with penitentiaries is
attracting wide-spread notice on
this continent at present, and is
being discussed freely by the American press especially. Owing to the
pressure of labor organizations,many
of tbe states-prisons have been compelled to deprive the convicts of
anything like steady or systematic
labor, thus reducing the punishment in the state penal institutions
to solitary confinement, with an
occasional march about the prison
yard, As may be imagined, the
results of such a system have been
demoralization—physical, mental,
and moral—to the unfortunate convicts, and a reactionary protest, in
tbe name of humanity, is being
quite generally made by the leaders
of public sentiment. We quote
from an article on the subject in the
St. Paul and Minneapolis Pioneer
Press, which is written in a fervid
and convincing style that ennnot
fail to call attention to the evils depicted, nnd must go far towards
compelling society to insist upon a
speedy remedy. "It was left for an
age," says the Pioneer Press, "that
erects monuments to John Howard,
and enrolls his name high on the
list of philanthropists, to devise for
the criminal a form uf suffering be
side which the gaol fever is a trifle,
and which would make the foul aud
pestilence-inhabited prisons of
,Hownrd's day a moro delightful
home than the substantial penitentiaries of the nineteenth century
supplied with all that sanitary
Bcience can suggest. No novelist
has drawn a picture of prison life in
its darkest aspect as pitiful as the
report of a visit to the prisons of
New York to-day. Here nre confined, in their narrow cages, an
army of convicts of all degrees of
guilt. From morning until night
they are locked in cells about seven
feet by three, whore even exercise
is impossible. For half nn hour in
the day, perhaps, tbey come out nnd
form in lock step to march about
the prison yard, The remainder of
the twenty-four hours is spent in
what is practically solitary confinement. The atmosphere is close
and unwholesome. The light of tho
cells is too dim to admit of continuous reading, even for those who love
it, Hour follows hour and day
drags after day its miserable length,
weakening tbe bodies of these men,
driving their brains to tbe verge of
delirium, and confirming, through
their impotent rage at the awful
torture thoy suffer, every evil impulse and every criminal detormin
ation that has helped to bring them,
to their fall. It is horrible that
society should go about its usual
business, und legislatures meet and
separate, and men debate about
progress and reform, while all this
utterly useless and unprofitable
misery, caused by the act of stato
and terminable at its pleasure, sends
up to heaven its ory for a moroy
that man denies. We of Minnesota
are standing on the brink of this
great crime against humanity, this
oarbarianism worso than that of
tho ages that hung men for stealing
a loaf of bread. If our legislature
does not act, the prisons of Minnesota will witness for tho next  two
Children Cryfor
years the wrong that cries for
remedy in New York. It is a wrong
unpardonable, because it is gratuitous, The lessons of experience, the
teachings of statistics, the common
sense of the average man all confirm
these words from the recent message of Gov. Luce to the legislature
of Michigan:
After giving this subject much attention, I am impressed with the belief that
prison labor does not compete with free
tabor to the extent that is popularly supposed ; because the materials to construct prisons are prepared by free labor;
food and clothing are produced by free
labor; free labor superintends institutions and shops; free men are employed
as chaplains, physicians, teachers,
keepers and guards. It is doubtful
whether, in an economic view, the prisons do not give to free labor nearly as
much employment as they take from it.
This is a truth as profound as it is
simple. Because prison labor, if
concentrated upon a single occupation, with a view to the largest possible profits, may work hardship to
a particular class of labors, is that
any reason why prison labor, the
indispensible necessity of the convict, should be abolished 1 Be it by
the restoration of the contract system, or by the adoption of the state
account system, or by some other'
device as yet unformulated, every
man with a heart in his bosom asks
the legislature, in the name of common humanity, to savo our community the reproach and the scourge
that will surely follow the practice
of subjecting the inmates of our
penitentiaries to the cruelest torture
that can be inflicted on the minds
and bodies of man." With the experience of the states-prisons before
us, Oanada will do well to avoid the
mistake of supposing that her penitentiaries canbe run on the no labor
system. To those who argue in
favor of that system, we would
recommend a perusal of the extract
above from Gov. Luce's message to
tbe Michigan legislature. Tbe convicts in a penal institution are entitled to the same consideration as
any other class of society, within
the limits of law and justice. Tbe
object of such institutions is, or
should be, to improve, reform, and
elevate, instead of to degrade, maltreat and ruin, the unfortunates
who have transgressed the moral
and criminal code—and who have
been caught! There is great opportunity in penitentiaries and like
establishments for the carrying on
of a systematic course of wrong and
cruelty, such a state of things has
been found to exist in publio institutions of the kind in the past, not
once nor twice, but many times. If
half the stories that are told about
our own provincial institution are
true, nn investigation is urgently
demanded. Of course, these stories
are told by convicts, who bring them
to the light of day on the expiration of
their sentencos. And the word of
a convict is not to be taken 1 Perhaps not. But who would expose
abuses in penitentiaries if the convicts did not? It is not to
be expected that the perpetrators would tell on themselves. It
would be well if the Dominion authorities would investigate the penitentiaries once in a while, and do so
by means of a special commission,
outside of the service altogether.
Such a method might lend variety
to the reports. Those institutions
that are conducted properly would
suffer no injustice; while, conversely,
wrong, if it existed, would be discovered and righted.
Pitcher's Castoria.
l-i'i-Hi-ullnieul el Ilcnlh.
Some curiuus facts are in circulation
about Prof. IIcinriuli Bnlirer, who died
suddenly yesterduy mornin!;. Ho
knew that he hnd henrt-diaeaso und ho
wus sure that he hud to die in the beginning of February. A kind of presentiment that he would never seo tho
coining spring haunted him day nnd
night. For the lust few weeks ho was
very sad, und though of a very excitable temperament, he used to play
only the most mournful melodies.
Iiethoven was hia favorite master, nnd
in tho melodies of that immortal genius
he tried to lind consolation.—-Standard,
filfilik'ii Treasure 111m-.
The reports from this promising locality are bocottiing daily more satisfactory. One of the latest communications shows tliat u depth of 94 feet in
twu cross-outs had been run, ono of
these piercing u vein uf eleven inches
of solid ore. On February 1st the
workmen discovered in the second
cross-cut, which runs under the creek,
a white chloride containing a number of
small pellets ot white ore, This formation is very unusual, but has been
discovered iu a few of the richest silver
mines known, Tho shareholders are
most sanguine of the mine turning out
vory rich,—Colon's*.
 . » .	
J. B. Ferguson, formerly of Viotoria, has purchased the book and stationery business of G. 0. Mortimer,
Winnipeg, who has been in business
in that lino there for a numbor of
yenrs.   Mr. Ferguson is well known at
_——, ... .
A Professional Opinion.—Rev. F.
Gunner, M. I)., ef Listowel, Out., says
regarding B. 1). li., "I have used your
excellent Burdock Compound in practice
and in my family since 1884, ana hold it
No. 1 on my list of sanative remedies.
Your three busy B'a nover sting, weaken
or worry,
(From Daily Columbian, Feb. 6.)
Wild ducks are plentiful on the market and low in price.
Daisies are blooming in the fields by
the thousand and yet we are in the
very middle of winter.
A man named Joseph Hammer fell
from a scaffold this afternoon and
broke three ribs. He was immediately placed under medical treatment
and is progressing favorably.
Mr. II. B. W. Aikman Buffered the
loss of 30 fine chickens and half a ton
of coal last night, it is supposed
Ohinese were the robbers. On Saturday night Mrs. Hughes lust all her
chickens but two.
A report is in circulation in the east,
to the effect that a new constituency
will be formed in British Columbia,
and that Mr. A. W. Boss, M. P., will
be a candidate. If a new constituency
is formed, Mr. Boss will not find his
eleotion easy,
A force of men were put to work at
Squalicum creek clearing the right of
way for the N. W. & B. B. R. Monday, The contract for the first three
miles has beeu let to Messrs. Mc-
Namara, Ford, Turner and Traoy. -
Sehome Democrat
fhe statement of the provincial
Finance Minister shows a balance of
liabilities over assets of $467,133.88.
The actual rovenue for the year ending
30th June, 1888, was $608,078.94.
The total expenditure was $788,955.
35. The receipts were largely in
excess of the estimated receipts.
President Cantield, Engineer Bacon,
and attorneys Cule and Kellogg of the
B. B. R, & N. Co., have removed into their now oflice on the water front
beyond the postoffiee, C street. Everything indicates that the railroad work
to British Columbia will be pushed
vigorously in tho early sprint; —
Mr. Moresby received word to-day
from Ladners, that Ohief Chevnssin,
of the Oanoe Pass Indians, had been
found dead in his canoe yesterday
with his clothes all tern, and other
evidences on his body to suppose he
hsd met with foul play. Chevnssin
was on his way from Westminster,
where he had been doing some trading, Mr. Moresby will go down to
Oanoe Pass this evening and investigate the case.
Look Out fob It.—If you are troubled with a cold or cough, howo"er light
the attack, look out for it; do not allow
it to settle on the lungs; break up the
cough by loosening the tough phlegm
with Hagyard's Pectoral Balsam.
The Sandwich Island table.
The schooner Triumph, Capt. Dan
McLean, will leave for Vancouver in
about ten days tn convey the Sandwich
Island cable to its destination. The
cable is now en route from the east via
the O.P.R., and measures about 40
miles in length. It will be used to
connect the Sandwich Islands group
by telegraph. Tho Triumph will also
be engaged to lay the cable, and will
be about two months engaged in the
task. Sho will probably return wilh a
load of fruit, coconnuts, etc.—Colonist,
llroke out Again.
Dr. Fngun recoived n despatch yestorday summoning him to Maple
Ridgo and left on the 1 o'clock train.
It appears, that the diphtheria has
broken out again and (hat several families aro afflicted. To-day the Doctor
telegraphed for Mr. Jns. Ellard to go
up and take charge uf the eases and he
left by the Atlantic express. It is
thought that tho disease will continue
unlil ic finally runs outof its own accord, it having spread su generally
over tlie municipality. No deaths are
The i'nallelil Iliiili-mrd.
Eugene Cantield, president of the
Bellingham Bay Railway and Navigation Company, has gone to Whatcom
to look after tho affairs of the company at that place. Tho contract for
dealing tho right of way between Bellingham Bay and tho boundary line, a
distance of seventeen miles, was lot by
the company to a firm of British Columbia contractors recently. The contractors commenced tlio work of clearing immediately and expect to have
overything ready for grading by tho
1st uf March. A gentleman in the
employ of tho compnny snys that tho
line between New Westminster and
Whatcom would undoubtedly be com
ploted roady for trains by the 1st of
August, nud possibly by the 15th of
.1 uly. Tho company is now calling for
tenders un tho building of an iron lattice draw-bridge across the NonltBack
rivor at Kingsboro. Tho bridge will
bo about 1,500 feet long, with 250
foot draw, It will bo about two or
three weeks before the bidsaro opened,
ns it will tako that length uf timo for
eastern companies to prepare and send
in their proposals. So soon as tho
road is completed between Whatcom
and New Wostminstor, the company
will put on a lino of fast steamers between Vnucouver, Whatcom, Seattle
nnd Tacoma, that will reduce tho running time between Vancouver and
Seattle four hours, by making the
trip iu eight hours instead of twolvo
hours, tho present schedule time. Tho
company's new two-story building at
Whatcom was completed a day or two
ngo, and thu offices have been moved
into it. It is said that property values advanced heavily nt Whatcom on
Tuesday, when tho work of construction on tho road wos commenced at
that place—Seattle Post-Inleliigencer.
A Great Sufferer, — That person
who is afflicted with rheumatism is a
great sufferer and greatly to bo pitied if
tlicy cannot procure Hagyard's Yellow
Oil. This remedy is a certain omo, not
only for rheumatism but for all external
aches and internal pains,
Coyoosu Creek.
Mr. E. Allen, M.P.P., reports that
Cayoosh oreek is panning out rioh.
He brought down with hiin several
thousand dollars worth of gold dust,
among which are several large, handsome nuggets. He reports that the
Ohinamen are earning as high as $100
per day. The creek is being worked
in several sections by Ohinese and white
free miners, all of whom, it is believed,
are doing well. Mr. Allen considers
the prospeot for a busy season operations during the coming summer as
 ■ 1. ■
The Southern Railway.
Messrs. Lemon & Oo. have received
the contract from Mr. James Leamy,
for building the crib-work for the
Southern Railway road-bed along the
river bank at a point two miles abovo
the hatchery, The orib-work will extend over a distance of 1,600 feet, and
a gang of twenty-two men are now
employed in its construction. Lemon
& Co expect to have the work completed in three weeks, if the weather
remains fine. Grading will be commenced by Mr. Leamy, if the weather
does not take a change, for the worse.
. — m
Sam Jones Corning.
The readers of the Times will be
pleased to learn that there is a prospect
of the noted revivalist, Sam Jones,
visiting this oity within the next, few
weeks. There has been an agreement
of two years' standing, or ever since
the Rev. J. E. Starr had ohargo of a
congregation in Toronto, that whenever Mr. Starr should locate Mr. Jones
would go to visit him. A few days
ago the revivalist wrote from Los
Angelos asking Mr. Starr when it
would be convenient for him to have
the agreement oarried out, and Mr.
Starr has written in reply to "come at
once." The interest created by this
remarkable man wherever he has
spoken has been scarcely less than thnt
aroused by Mr. Muody himself, so that
we may expect a treat both novel and
interesting, and followed with the best
An Extraordinary Sight.
Yesterday afternoon the blowing up
of Nicol Rock in Nanaimo harbor was
attended with a most extraordinary
sight. It seems that at the moment
the explosion took place an immense
school of herring was passing over tho
place, and thousands of them were
thrown high in the air by the force of
the explosion. For several minutes
afterwards the water was of a silvery
color from the immense numbers of the
fish which floated on the water to the
depth of a foot or more, stunned and
killed by the shock. The water was
lashed to a foam by their constant
jumping from the water and as they
fell back they made a noise resembling
a hail storm. The dredger, which was
about 200 feet from the explosion, was
literally covered with scales blown
from the fish. Thoso who witnessed
the sight say it was never beforo seon.
—.Press Press (2nd).
Trade and Navigation Returns.
The Dominion trade and navigation
returns will be a test-book out of
which it will be very difficult for re-
stricticmsts to get comforting texts.
It shows that Canada sold to the United States last year merchandise to tho
value of $42,572,065 and to Great
Britain to tho valuo of $42,094,984.
Tho value of goods imported from
Great Britain was $39,298,721, whilo
United Slates' imports amounted to
$48,481,848. At the same time, although the value of English goods was
nine millions less than our United
States purchasers, the duty charged on
the former was greater iu amount.
The aggregate trade with Groat Britain was $81,383,705; with tho United
States, $91,053,913. Compared with
the figures nf 1886-87, the returns just
issued show that during the yoar just
ended our trade with Great Britain
declined, while the business of exporting to and importing from the United
States increased, ln short, while our
trade with the United States iiicreuscd
by over eight millions, our trade with
the mother country declined that
much. Tho aggregate volume of trade
between Canada und Great Britain
was smaller ill 1888 thnu in uny yenr
sinco confederation.
A rumor is afloat that the government intend introducing in the Manitoba legislature measures doing away
wilh registry ufiieos.
David Young, a painter, was found
near his home in Perth, Ont., on Sunday morning, frozen tn death. He
left Brockville on Saturday aftornoon
to visit his family, and it is supposed
that upon reaching Smith's Falls and
finding no connection for Perth ho
started to walk the distance. He
leaves a wife and four children.
A story has reached the attorney-
general's office, Quebec, of a frightful
outrage committed in the house of an
Irish priest at Point des Monts. Two
men supposed to be lumbermen, went
to the house in the absence of the
clergyman and outraged his sistor. A
little boy, her brother, was the only
penon in the house. The place ia so
far from civilization that no arrests
have beon made.
His excellency the governor-general
formally opened the ice palace Tueaday
evening at 8:30 o'olook. Tho palaco
waB brilliantly lighted with eleotrio
light, and vast crowds congregated
both inside and around the palace, and
everyone was pleased, Mr. Joseph
Hiokson welcomed his excellenoy on
behalf of the carnival oxeoutive committee. Sovoral visiting pressmen from
the United States oame to represent
their various papers to-day. Erastus
Wiman and a distingused party from
New York wero expectod.
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purity, strength and wholesomeness. More
economical than tlie ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold In competition with the
multitude ot low test, short weight alum
or phosphate powders* Sold only in cans.
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New York. Wely
Samuel Mellard,
Dealer in Cutlery, Earthenware,
Books, Stationery and Medicines.
Land Agent, Conveyancer, and
Notary Public.
Agent for "The Colombian."
Post Office Address, Ohilliwhack.
Bank of Montreal.
CAPITAL (all paid up),
Head Office, ■ Montreal.
SIB D. A. SMITH, K. C, M. G.-Presldont.
O. A. DBUMMOND, Es«.-Vloe-Prcsldont
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Interest allowed on special deposits.
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Reduced Prices!
Opp, Colonial Hotel
Columbia St.,   •  New Wkstminstkb.
kgr.! HinUt!
Hay and Feed
Dry Goods, Boots A Shoes,
Provisions & Groceries. ,
aarAHweiiftn no whisky or tobacco we
can. by tempomte habits und careful eoo-
iioniy, servo the publio at especially low
rates, dwjaiilti Weekly British Columbian
-HedaeMlay Mornin-, I eli. 13, 18G9.
(From Daily Columbian, Feb. 7.)
The snow has disappeared from the
,: vicinity of Ohilliwhack nnd ploughing
' and other work is being carried on.
The  village  of Brownsville   now
toasts of a blacksmith shop.   The en-
j.terprising young proprietor   deserves
Trains, on the Manitoba & North-
| western Railway were blocked by
| snow, Tuesday, for the first time
' this season.
I The Royal City Planing Mills Co.
|lhave a large force of men at work on
: the improvements and additions being
'made to the mills.
"■   A large number of cases have been
'.■disposed of by Mr. Justice McCreight
in the connty oourt, but none of them
J are of much importance.
i   The rifles paraded at the Brill Shed
Jiflast night for tho commencement of
"annual drill. The parade was not
B- largo, but a number of strapping
young fellows enlisted and the company roll is nearly full. The squads
were put through a number of movements and then dismissed.
At the Oolonial Hotel  this  after-
, noon Mr. Henry B. Benson, a promi
''nent citizen  of  Ladners,  and  Miss
Sarah J. Fisher,   of Colchester, N.S.,
were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by the Rev. Mr. Soouler.   Mr.
E. L. Kirkland  wus best  man  and
' Miss Waller acted as bridesmaid.   The
" happy couplo left at 4 o'clock for
In the report of tho local parliamentary proceedings in another column
will be found the answer of the chief
jr commissioner of lands and works to
Mr. Theo. Bavie's question as to
whether tho government intended to
take steps for the erection of new legia-
t lativo buildings. The answer itself
d will show that tho government views
the matter in its proper light.
Notwithstanding the earliness of
' the sesaon and the unfavorable weather for steady work, a large number
or new buildings are now in course of
'' ereotiou through the uppor portion of
I the city. Some of the streets ut the
J extreme rear of the city have many
j houses built on them but tho roads are
' not opened out yet and it is irapos-
1 sible to get a vehicle safely through the
; stumps. The city will be required to
' open out many now Btreets thia year.
: What is the niatter with Westminster having the same regulations with
j regard to chocking baggage as obtain
' at Montreal, Vancouver, and at all
, stations oi importance on the C. P. Ri
I At the stations mentioned baggage is
,' permitted to bo ohecked up tn within
f five minutes uf the departure of trains.
At Westminster, we are informed,
no baggage will bo checked within
fifteen minutes of the same time. We
won't have thia doscrimination, Mr.
'  0. P. tt., do you hear!
 —• ♦ ♦	
)' In Better Humour Now.—"My son
' aged eleven was cured of an eruptive
humour that covered his head and face
with sores, by two bottles of Burdock
Blood Bitters and Pills," testifies Mrs,
Mary Fulford, of Port Hope, Ont,
More llobbcrles.
As predicted in these columns a few
days ago a series of petty robberies has
been commenced which will probably
extend ovor a number of weeks. That
a band of sneak ihioves aro systematically at work is now boyond
doubt, and it is the urgent duty of the
authorities to provide extra police protection to guard against larger robberies which are suro to follow unless
double precautions aro instituted. The
latest robbery occured Inst night whon
Mr. M. DesBrisay's residence, cornor
of Mary streot and Quoen'a Avenue,
was entered and a few articles stolen.
The entrance was made by means of a
duplicate koy which enabled tlio robbers to get inside without disturbing
the inmates, whu knew nothing of
what had takon place until this morning. Two pairs uf boots, two umbrellas aud a hat wero stolen, but nothing
of value. A fow nights ago Mr. Crand-
ulls residence, noar Edinburgh street,
was entered in the samo manner and a
quantity of clothing and other gouds
stolen. It is to bo hoped some of
these sneak thieves will soon be
brought to justico.
lhe Cniiuillnii Milllla.
The annual roport of Iho minister of
militia for 1888, shows that tho total
strength of tho activo militia is 37,-
474, mado up of 10,055 men in oity
corps, 20,340 in rural battalions, and
1,0"!) in military collegos and schools.
Col.. Planet, deputy ministor of militia,
says that a good impression has been
created by tlio Oanadian force, and hy
the system of its administration in
general, both nt homo and abroad, nnd
adds, "judging from it wo would bo
inclined tn think that the time has
come when tlie country will seo thn
necessity for nu increaso in the annual
parliamentary gra'ntj in ordor that tlio
good work which is going on may not
be delayed in its progress for want uf
moans to provide the costly outfit required for modern warfare." Tlie
total expenditure for ordinary militia
sorvico was $1,273,175, to which is to
added nn expenditure of 340,223, on
account of services in the northwest
rebellion, making a total of 81,313,401.
The amount expended in pensions for
wounds contracted in the rebellior. of
1812, in tho Fenian raids, nnd
In tlio rebellion of 1885, as
well as in the nnnual grant to
surviving veterans uf 1812 was 835,-
869. Tho pensioners and veterans
of 1812 show n romarkablo longevity,
for tlioro are still 47 of the former and
157 of tho latter living.
Preacnlallouta K.-llujorDickinson.
At the board of trade rooms yesterday afternoon Robert Bickinson, Esq.,
retiring mayor, was made the recipient
of a very handsome and substantial assurance of the esteem in which he is
held by the citizens. This assurance
came to him in the Bhape of a costly
and elegant tilting silver water pitcher
and goblet, upon which the following
inscription bad been engraved: "Presented to Robert Bickinson, Esq., by
oitizens of New Westminster upon hiB
retiring fiom mayoralty, Becember
1888." The presentation was made by
Mr. T. J. Trapp, vice-president of the
board of trade, on behalf of the citizens who had interested themselves in
the affair, and it was accompanied by
the following address:
Robert Bickinson, Esq.. — Bear
Sir.—On behalf of a number of oitizens, we have much pleasure in presenting you with this token of our regard and esteem, and of your earnest
and faithful services on behalf of the
city during the many years in whioh
you have oocupied the position of
mayor. As you have now retired from
publio life, for a time at least, we take
this opportunity of assuring you that
you carry with you the best wishes of
all who hare been privileged to aid you
in advancing the true interests of our
fair city; and we feel assured that as
you have done in the past, and are
now doing in the present, so you will
in the future continue to be one of
those upon whom we may confidently
rely aB an adviser and leader in carrying out such schemes as may be undertaken for the city's development. On
behalf of the subscribers I have the
honor to remain, dear sir, very truly
yours, T. J. Trapp.
Ex-Mayor Bickinson Baid this presentation had taken him so completely
by surprise that ho could find no suitable words in which to express his
thanks to the oitizens who had been so
kind as to preaent him with this beautiful token of regard. The people of
Westminstor had honored him many
times by electing him mayor of this
city, and he could say now that it had
always been his earnest endeavor to
act in such a «ay as to promote the
city's welfare; and if at any future
time he could do anything to further
the same object, his motto would be
what it had always been—New Westminster first, last.and all the time. Be
wished his warmest thanks to be oon
veyed to those who had taken part in
preparing this most agreeable surprise,
and it gave him unqualified pleasure tu
accept the handsome gift which would
be a constant memento of their kind
Texada Notes.
Ira Smith left yesterday morning on
the steamer Muriel for Texada Island
with a complete outfit for sinking a
shaft on the Eureka mine, which section uf the ledge is owned conjointly
by himself, William Sloan and A. York.
They contemplate shipping about five
tons of the ore to San Francisco for a
mill test, the result of whioh must certainly be satisfactory if it bears any
relation to the sample croppings which
have been assayed nnd which have
yielded $96 in gold and five ounces
silver to the ton. They think they
have a bonanza; may thoy uot be disappointed!—World.
The Blue Bell Mining Co., held a
meeting in this city yesterday and an
assessment was ordered and the company will immediately proceed to develop their claims "in the land of promise." Assays that have been made
from some of the specimens of ore
found in Toxada run from $62 to $308
per ton, in gold nnd silver. Tho Muriel left again yesterday morning for
the island und will roturn to-day, when
she will return to Vancouver, and will
sail almost immediately for this port
and Texada.—Courier.
Late Canadian News.
A large numbor of Ontario horses are
daily arriving at Winnipeg, over the
Canadian Paciiic Railway. They aro
generally sound, healthy animals and
find ready purchasers.
Snow wus falling heavily throughout control Ontario yeaterday. In
some localities it is drifted so bad that
that tho roads are impassable. The
cold dip is accompanied by a fall in
tho mercury roaching 32 deg. below.
Railway traffic will be impeded.
Tlie past year has been another of
magnificent profits fur the Nova
Scotia Sugar Refining Co., the annual
meeting nf which wns held on the 4th
inst. The concern pays a dividend
of 15 per cent., and a bonus of 10 per
cent, us a result of the year's operations.
Editor W. F. MoLean, of the Toronto World, has been committed for
trial un the charge of a criminal libel
on Adam Armstrong, ono, of the license coinmissiunorsfor Toronto, whom
hn nccused of having pi'ofittcd financially by his tenure of office. The-
atiacks of tho World wero vory bitter.
It wns felt they would not be allowed
tu go unchallenged.
Convicts F. M. Carroll and W.
Black attempted to escape from the
Kingston penitentiary, yestorday.
They lay on the bottom of the garbage sleigh and were covered with
boards, which formed a false bottom.
When the load waa tosted at tho gate
with a spear, it was noticed that tho
spear did not penetrate to the usual
depth, Tho sleigh was ordered baok
nnd the convicts discovered.
(F.om Daily Cv:.::idu:.u Feb. 8.)
Merchants report business unusually
brisk for this season of the year.
As Messrs. Thompson Ss Buvill have
dissolved partnership all accounts must
be settled immediately.       dt3wtl
It is expected that two weddings
are to take place soon in the upper
part of Belta municipality, and also
three christenings.
The O. P, R. will commence the
construction of the bridge across the
Fraaer at the Mission within two weeks
and the contractors will be under
bonds to have the work completed by
May loth.
The small-pox patients on Bute Inlet are progressing well. Father Che-
rouse returned from there yesterday
and reports that the disease is being
kept within the limits of the quarantine. None of the caaea are of a dangerous nature.
Another soheme to supply the city
with water is on the tapis. The plan
of this company is to pump the water,
by means of a hydraulic ram, from the
Fraser, near the mouth of the Brunette, to the top of the hill where a
reservoir will be located.
Captain Lake returned from Seattle
to-day bringing with him a number of
ship carpenters who will be employed
on the construction of the new ferry
steamer. The captain means business,
and says he will oommence work without fail to-morrow, morning. A quantity of lumber to be used in the construction of the steamer is already out
and ready for use.
Geo. Brown, Sackville, Halifax Co.,
N. S., sends the News-Advertiser this
oure for diphtheria which has saved
the life of several ehUdren to his
knowledge after they had been given
up by doctors: "Mix one glass of
kerosene in half pint of sweet milk and
gargle the throat with it every 3 or 4
hours. A child from 9 years old and
upwards give them from one-half to
one teaspoonful of this mixture to
swallow about every 6 or 8 hours. If
the child does not know how to gargle
itshould be should be shown. It should
not be allowed to swallow for fear of
taking too much. In case the ohild is
too young the inside of the throat may
be swabbed with this mixture by using
a long, soft feather. Papers are requested to copy."
Mayor Grant by his suggestion in
tho council last evening that the eity
offer some substantial inducement to
secure tho professional regatta in this
on May 24th, ahd act without delay in
the matter, has shown that he is of the
opinion that if the regatta is arranged
Hanlan, as well as O'Connor, Gradaur,
Lee, Hamm and Peterson, will attend
it. He wishes the council to take
hold of the matter, communicate with
Mr. Hamm at onco, and let nothing
stand in the way of making the regatta
the greatest event the coast has ever
New Immlvanls.
It is roported that about two hundred Swedes from the province of Gott-
land will arrive in the spring in British
Oolumbia, and settle on the mainland,
and about fifty Norwegians from Bergen will make their home on our Island, and will try their luok in the
fishing business. The Scandinavians,
up to the present hare been in the
habit of settling in the United States.
Last year nearly fifty-two thousand
emigrants from Sweden and Norway
landed at New York, that is seven
thousand more than from Ireland, but
now their attention is boing drawn to
this provinco, and they are very
anxious to emigrate to our magnificent
ti. W. Unsure Vindicated.
Some months ago reports were circulatod in Vancouver nnd Westminster
to the effect that Mr. G. W. Rasure,
better known as the Cow-Boy Evangelist, was a swindler, embezzler and a
fugitive from justice, At that time
Mr. Rasuro was preaohing in Vancouver, and, as might bo expected, ho
was considerably annoyed by the reports. He came to the scratoh manfully and gave Rev, J. B. Kennedy
the address of a number of persons in
Kansas from whom information might
be obtained respecting him. Mr. Kennedy wroto and has now received replies which completely disprove all the
damaging reports circulated concerning
Mr. Rasure'B oharaoter. ltev. E. O.
Ferguson, of Wellington, Kansas, and
Rev. Mr. L. Waloher, of Caldwell,
Kansas, both speak in the highest
terms of Mr. Rasure and are unstinted
in their praise uf him. Wo are glad
Mr. Rasure has passed through the
urdeal unscathed.
A Boon and a Blessim).—A boon and
a blessing to mankind is Hagyard's Yollow Oil, the great pain destroyor and
hoaling remody for external nnd internal
use. Yollow Oil ouros all aches and
pains, rheumatism, lntno bnck, sore
throat, croup, deafness, cramps, contracted cords and lameness. Procure it
of youl' druggist.
Children Cry for
Pitcher's Castoria.
A Villain Levants.
A telegraph operator, named Mott,
whu had been a resident of tliis city for
nearly a year, has skipped to the land
of his birth—tho United States—leaving many creditors to mourn his departure. He had a handy way of inspiring confidence and without much
difficulty managed to run up a large
number of accounts in various stores
in town which vary in amount from
$10 to $100. Not only did he abuse
the confidence of his creditors but he
shamelessly deserted his wife, a vory
engaging and pretty woman, in a placo
wbere she is almost a stranger, leaving
her unprovided fur and homeless.
Mott had been keeping company with
a woman who is an inmate of a house
of ill-fame, and for this creature he
would desert his wife for a week at a
timo. Being hard pressed by his creditors,   and   furthor credits cut off, ho
For the Ladle, Only.
The Columbian has always evinced
a great interest in the ladies and has
never lost an opportunity of saying a
good word on their behalf or doing
them a friendly turn whenever possible. From the "devil" to the editor-
in-chief, the ladies are honored, respected—and loved, and therefore the
fair sex will not be surprised at this
our last evidence of our devotion towards them, In townships 10 and 11,
in this district, live fifteen handsome
young batchelors who each own 160
aores of aB fine land as is to be found
on the continent. They are young,
handsome and stalwart fellows, free
from debt and are getting along nicely
in general. But they are single, and
this should not be so long aB there are
so many handsome young maidens in
the country whose hearts have not yet
been captured in the net of love. The
names of these eligible young ranchers
can be ascertained by application, by
letter or otherwise, to the Dominion
lands agent in this city, and their post-
offioe address is Aldergrove, B. O.
Fifteen batchelors—just think of it,
A Distinguished Visitor.
Sir George Baden-Powell, M.P. for
Liverpool, Eng., accompanied by Lord
Montague, of the Northwest territories, arrived in the city to-day in the
speoial oar Metapedia, in charge of
Asst.-Supt. Bownie. Sir George is
visiting this province for the purpose
of obtaining information respecting its
resources and probable development in
viow of the proposed imperial subsidy
to the line of mail steamers between
British Columbia and Ohina. He was
met at the station by Aoting-Mayor
Curtis, Inspector-of-Fiaheries Mowat,
and some other members of the city
counoil and board of trade. After
holding a conference with these gentlemen in the board of trade rooms, Sir
George and party visited the Masonic
and Oddfellows lodge rooms and was
then driven through some of the principal streets of the city. Sir George
wished darticularly to obtain information here with respect to the fisheries
and tho agricultural lands of this district, and he was quite surprised at the
extent of these resources. He was
much charmed with the splendid situation of our city, and was charmed
beyond measure with our incomparable
climate. At 4 p.m. the party loft by
train for Vancouver, whence Sir
George will proceed to Victoria, and
it is his intention to return, if possible, by way of Fraser Riyer.
 . • .	
Chinese Bobbers Canaht.
The denizens of that portion of
Chinatown near the Royal Oity Mills
were rather surprised this afternoon
when Constables Pearce, Carty, Moore
and Dominy met at the house once
occupied by the notorious Yen Kee
and took poaession thereof, with
sentries stationed both front and rear,
With no pleminary explanation Constable Pearce threw off his coat and
commenced a seareh which resulted
in bringing to light many articles
which were not come by honestly.
Five Celestials were in the house and
these were quickly ranged in a row
against the wall in spite of their remonstrances. Among the many things
found were four webbs of tweed, one
web of pilot oloth, a clothes-wringer,
(supposed to be Sheriff Armstrong's), a
complete set of burglar's tools, a revolver and cartridges, a box of dynamite
caps and about $100's worth of opium.
Twu of the Ohinamen Bhowed signs
of great fear and twice attempted to
get away, but they wore quickly
put back against tho wall, and
not in a very gentlet manner ab that. Yesterday a number
of the articles stolen from Messrs.
Grandall & BesBrisay were found by
the police in a small building in rear
of Yen Kee's house and it was this
discovery which led to the search today. The Ohinamen were hand-cuffed
and taken to the lock-up. The police
deserve high praise for the skilful manner in which the search was conducted.
quietly skipped over to Seattle, where
he now i« snd where, it is to bo hopod,
his truo character will soon bc known. I er and seconder of  the   address.
Victoria, Feb. 6.—The speaker took
tho chair at 2.10 p.m. Mr. Orr presented petitions from the residents of
Howe Sound praying that a trail might
be cut, The speaker said in pursuance
of instructions received last session he
had forwarded the address to the late
Gov.-Gen, Lord Lansdowne, and
had received an autograph letter iu
reply, which waa read to the houae,
On motion the reply was ordered to be
incorporated in the minutos of the
Mr. Nason, the junior member for
Cariboo, moved the reply to the speech
from the throne aud spuko uf Ihe vital
mineral wealth of tho provinco and the
glowing promises ot tho future. He
regretted that no mention was
made of the Cariboo Railway and referred to the need of such a railway.
The reduction works at Cariboo will
fill a want felt for years. He agreed
with the necessity for a juvenile reformatory as lads should not be permitted to associate with hardened criminals,
Mr. Tolmie, the junior member for
Victoria district, seconded the motion.
Ho referrod particularly to tho satisfactory development of the coal mines.
The new mines opened by Mr. Dunsmuir during the past year will noarly
double the present output.
Mr. Beaven congratulated tho mover and soconder on thoir maiden ef
forts. One subject for congratulation
in the address was the prosperity of
country, although the government, he
claimed, had done nothing towards it.
He criticised the government for violating the principles of responsible
government by holding n caucus with
thoir supporters aud discussing the
expenditures and revenue.
Mr. Vernon congratulated the mov-
criticised Mr. Beaven's remarks at
length and made an extended reference
to the land laws. Millions of acres of
land were availablo for settlement and
only railways would open them up.
Mr. Bole added hiB congratulations
tothe mover and seconder of the reply to the speech. He blamed the
government for its aotion in the Skeena
Indian trouble.
Mr. Robson reviewed the remarks
of the previous speakers. He referred
to his mission to Ottawa which had
been taken at the direct request of tho
Bomiuion government. The practical
results from the mission had already
been attained.
After some questions and answers
from both Bides of the house, the resolution was put and carried.
The report of the provincial secretary's mission to Ottawa and the public
schools accounts to June 30th, 1888,
were presented.
The resolution thanking his honor
the lieut.-governor for his gracious
speech was referred to a special committee.
The house then adjourned Ul Wednesday at 2 p. m.
Victoria, Feb. 6.—The Bpeaker
took the chair at 2 p.m. After the
reading of the orders of the day, the
attorney-general, referring to the bill
for the consolidation of the statutes,
hoped that the samo would be advanced without delay to enable reference
being made to them during the session.
He hoped that the bill would be passed during the day, and therefore moved its second reading.
Mr. Beaven objected to the second
reading of the bill so early in the session. After considerable discussion,
in which Messrs. Grant, Dunsmuir,
Robson, Bole, Humphreys, Ladner,
Orr, Theo. Davie, Allen, and Mason
took part, the Becond reading of the
bill was carried on the following division:
Ayea: fiobson, Dunsmuir, Davie,
Turner, Vernon. Martin, Croft, Allen,
Theo. Davie, Anderson, Tolmie, Duck.
Mason, Nasin and Cowan. Noes:
Beaven, Bole, Orr, Humphreys, Semlin, Grant and Allen.
The house then went into committee
on the bill, Mr. Masun in the chair.
The bill was reported complete with
amendments to be considered on Thursday.
Mr. Bole asked loave to introduce a
bill entitled "An Act to repeal tho
Small Bept Aot, 1886."
Leave was granted and the bill read
a first time, the second reading being
fixed for Thursday.
Mr, Higgins moved, seconded by
Mr. Mason, that an order of the house
be granted for the return of all papeis
and correspondence between the government and all persons or bodies corporate relative to the location of the
smelting works at the city of Vancouver.   The motion was agreed to.
Mr. Theodore Davie asked the chief
commissioner of lands and works: "Is
it the intention of the government to
make provision in the estimates of this
session fnr replacing the present legislative hall with a commodious and suitable building!"
The chief commissioner: "The
government do not fed justified iu increasing the expenditure necessary to
construct new legislative buildings. It
is the intention of the government to
make the present bu-ldings sufficiently
commodious for all requirements.
The following standing cuirmittcos
were appointed:
Private bills and standing orders-
Baker, Theo. Bavio, Martin, Buie and
Printing—Tolmie, Crott, Thomson,
Humpreys rnd Ladner.
Publio accounts—T. Davie, Baker,
Mason, Grant and Beaven.
Railways—Baker, Fry, Cowan, Allen, Higgins, Anderson, Croft, Martin,
Thomson, Tolmie, Bate, Orr, Beaven,
Semlin nnd Mason.
Solect standing committee on Mining—Cowan, Mason, Nason, Allen,
Baker, Grant and Semlin.
Mr. Boaven referring to the report
of the provincial secretary's lato mission to Ottawa, complained of certain
papers not being attached to the report,
which were referred to.
Tho huuso then adjourned till Thursday at 2 p. m.
Victoria, Feb. 8.—The huuso opon-
od at 2:10 p.m. The speaker stated
that the petition presented by the
members for Westminster district praying for a road was out of order, and
that a petition asking for a ruad was to
bo addressed tn his honor the lieut. -
The liouse then proceeded to the orders of the day. The attorney-general
moved tho adoption of tho bill respecting the consolidation of the statutes
and tlio motion was carriod. The bill
was then read a third timo and passed.
Mr. Boaven' moved, Boconded by
Mr. Hole, thnt a select committoe bo
appointed tu enquire into tho manner
m which the authority granted tho
executive council to aid in the development of quartz inines has been exercised, witli power to call for all orders in council, letters, telegrams, paper*, hunks, vouchers, witnesses nnd
any other informution connected therewith and with authority to report to
this house frum time to time in their
discretion thoir opinions ur nny evidence or information obtained with regard -to tlio Bubject matter of the enquiry. Tho committee to consist of
Messrs. Grant, Baker, Duck, Higgins
and the mover.
Some discussion took place as to the
change uf names on tho coinmittoe.
The provincial secrotary said that Mr.
Buck desired his namo to be removed
as he could not bo counted upon tu attend.
Mr. Martin movod that Mr. Mason's
name should bo submitted for that of
Mr. Duck.
After a spirited debate the amendment that Mr. Mason should bo placod
on tho committeo wns puBsed and the
resolution carried. ,. ,,,,    ...      ,      „
Mr. Beaven, seconded by Mr. Sent-      ^^T^    iv *i V^t?" °a-B
it j ii V it i   11      i     wns that I haa suffered tram kidney dis-
hn, moved that a respect ul address bo  g8- foJc nbmlt „„ „ff ^ M
presented to his honor tho lieutenant- that time_   A {l?icnd toM ,noo[ R B B
governor, requesting  him to causo to r trM it) and nm happv to say that I
bo sont down to this huuso cepies of all Was curod by two bottlos."   Wm. Tier,
orders-in-council, and correspondence St. Marys, Ont.
between the Dominion and provincial
goverments with reference to the disallowance or otherwise of the statutes
of 1888.   Carried.
Mr. Boaven, seconded by Mr. Bole,
moved that a respectful address be
presented to hia honor the lieutenant-
governor, requesting him to cause to
be sent down to the house copies of aU
orders-in-counod and correspondence
respecting a resolution of this assembly
of the 3rd of April, 1886, requesting
the Dominion government either to repeal the act respecting the electoral
franchise passed by the parliament of
Canada in 1885, or to exempt thia
province from its operation, The resolution waB carried.
The chief commissioner of lands and
works presented the report of the public works department.
Mr. Orr moved, seconded by Mr.
Ladner, that an order of this house
should be granted for a return of all
timber lands sold, leased or otherwise
granted and the names and acreage
held by each each person, company or
corporation since January, 1884, to the
present time.
On the suggestion of the commissioner of lands and works the resolution was dropped.
Mr. Higgins, seconded by Mr. Baker,
moved that the order of the house
should be granted for the return of aU
licenses issued by the government for
the sale of opium during the yeara
18884-5-6-7 and 8, which motion was
Mr. Higgins asked leave to introduce
a bill entitled "An Act to amend the
Legal Professions Act of 1884." Leave
waB granted and the bill waB read a
first time, and the second readiog fixed
for Monday.
The attorney-general asked leave to
introduce a bill entitled, "An Act respecting summary proceedings before
Justices cf the Peace," Leave waB
granted and the bill read a first time,
the second reading being fixed for Friday (to-day.)
The attorney-general asked leave to
introduce a bill entitled "An Act to
provide for the recognition in this
province of probates and letters of administration granted in the United
Kingdom and elsewhere. Leave was
granted and the bill read a first time
and the second reading fixed for Friday.
Mr. Ladner asked: "Is it the intention of the government during the'
present session of the house tointro-,
duce a measure to provide for the re-
registration of vuters in the different
electoral districts throughout this
province!"   Answer: "Yes."
Mr. Orr asked: "Is it the intention
of the government to introduce a bill
during the present session to amend
the constitution act so as to give the
city ofVancnuyer representation in the
house proportionate to her industries,
wealth and population!" Answer:
"No, as the corporation of the city of
Vancouver does not desire ary action
to be taken during this session. ,
Mr. Higgins: "Is it the intention of
the government during the present
session to observe the spirit and letter
of the resolution uf the house to the
effect that each session shall not ex-
exceed 50 daya inclusive of holidays
and Sundays?"
Answer: "Yes, as far as can be
dune, having due regard to the rights
of honorable members. Whether the
session shall be longer or shorter testa
largely with the liouse."
Mr. Beaver asked leave to iutroduce
an act tn amend and consolidate the
statues relating to municipalities and
tu incorporate therewith sections 6,7.8
and 9 of the act to amend the publio
parks act of 1E76 and 1881, chap. 18;
the net relating tu ferries in municipalities, 1883, chup. 12: scct.unB 1, 2. 3
end i nf ferries in municipalities
nmondment act, 1885, chap. 11; sections, 12 ai-d 13 and schedule A of
of the coroners' act, of 1885, chap. 4;
an act respecting the inquests held in
held in municipalities, 1887, chap. 6.
Leave waa granted and the bill was
read a first time, the second reading
tobeun the 14th inst.
Mr. Higgins asked leave to introduce a bill entitled "An Act to amend
the Act respecting Public Schools."
Leavo was granted, and the bill read a
first lime nnd the second reading fixed
for Tuesday.
Mr. Higgins asked leave tu introduce
a bill entitled "An Act to amend the
Ballot Act, 1887." Leave was granted
tho bill rend a first time and tho second reading (ixed for Wednesday.
The houae adjourned until Friday
at 2: p. m.
Among the notices of questions Mr.
Bole gavo uotieu that he will ask the
loader of the government: "Is it the .
intention of tho government during
this session to bring in necessary legislation to give tho City uf Vancouver
a representative in the house!''
Mr. Humphreys to ask: "Is it the
intention of the government to bridge
tlio Courtney Itiver at Cnninx and
build n mad from said river to the
Union ooal mines this year?' Mr.
Baker will risk leave lo introduce a
bill to nmond tho brush fire net, chapter 12 ot tho consolidated acts of 1888.
The provincial secretary will ask
leave to introduce a bill to amend the
public school uct, chapter 104 of the
consolidated nets of 1888.
Mr. Beaven will ask leave to introduce a bill entitled "An Act to amend
the law relating tu municipalities, nnd
to repeal 51 Victoria, chapter 28, of nn
net respecting certain municipalities
in volume 1 of the consolidated statues."
Madame Albani is the guest of Sir
John and Lady Macdonald, She occupied a seat ill tho speaker's gallery
during the session of Wednesday ovening. Sho is very popular with all
classes at Ottawa and is recognized as
the must distiiigushod artiste Canada
haa yot produced. Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Feb. 13, 1889.
Our attention has been called to
the urgent necessity that exists for
a woman's ward and a female nurse
in connection with the city hospital
here. Neither exist at present, and
the consequence is that there is absolutely no provision whatever for
female patients. With the rapidly
increasing growth of the town, this
is becoming necessary, in the case
of female servants, for instance, of
whom there are quito a number in
the city, with present indications
pointing to a large increase. In
the event of sickness or accident in
suoh cases, it would be very inconvenient in many instanoes fnr the
patient to be nursed by her employers, and yet there would be no alternative as at present but the street.
At least one case in point has been
brought to our notice. That there
should be no femalo ward or assistant
in the hospital, must strike everyone,
prima facie, as a state of things
requiring immediate remedy. We
believe there is room in the present
hospital for the establishment of
such a ward and we would strongly
urge upon the government the
necessity for moving early in the
matter. With regard to the rather
delapidated hospital buildings themselves, we believe our citizens should
take decided measures to have a new
hospital erected on some site further
removed from the city centre.
Besides legislation of a public
character, there are no less than
seventeen private bills to be brought
before the present session of the
local parliament A list of these,
■with their objects, will not be uninteresting. Jas. Gray and A. K.
McOallum will apply for an act
granting thom a twenty years' mining lease of unworked and abandoned mining ground on Games
Oreek, in the district of Kootenay.
Corbould & McOoll, solicitors for
tbe applicants, will have bills introduced for the following purposes :
To incorporate a street railway company for the city of Vancouver; to
amend the Coquitlam water works
company's act of incorporation, by
extending the time for completing
said works, and other amendments;
to amend the New Westminster incorporation act, 1888 ; to amend
the Kootenay and Athabasca Railway act, 1887, by extending the
time for the completion of the surveys of said railway; to incorporate
a company to construct and operate
a railwny from some point on tbe
Oolumbia River, near the junction
of that river with the Kootenay
River, to some point on Kootenay
Lake, near tho outlet of Kootenay
River and for a land grant in aid
thereof, and for the purpose of running and operating a line of steamers on the Columbia River from the
proposed terminus of said railway to
Revelstoke. Woods, Turner &
Gamble, agents for tho applicants,
will apply for an act to incorporate
a company for the purpose of reclaiming and acquiring certain lands
under and adjacent to Burnaby
Lake, and other lands in Westminster district. Drake, Jackson
&, Helmcken, for the applicants,
have given notice of their intention
to apply for acts for the following
objects : To incorporate the Brockton Point athletic club, for the promotion of athletics ; to incorporate
a company for the purpose of ac
quiring lunds, and of constructing,
equipping, and maintaining a canal
from a point on the Spallumcheen
River to Okanagan Lake, and to
confer on such company the exclusive right for ten years of running
boats on the said canal, and of levying and collecting 'tolls; to incorporate the Synod of Britisli Columbia. Maedor.uld, Tupper, Phippeu
& Tupper, solicitors for the applicants, will apply for an act to incorporate a company to construct
and operate a railway from a point
on the north side of tho Kootenay
River, along the west shore of Knot
enay Lake, by the valloy of the 111-
oumopnlux River, to the nortii end
of the Upper Arrow Lake, thonce
by the valley of the Columbia River
to the Boat Encampment, with
power to build branch lines and
steamers to navigato tho waters
contiguous thereto. Ohnrles Wilson,
for the applicants, has given notice
that he will apply for private bills
for the purposes following : To incorporate a company to construct,
equip, and maintain a railway from
a convenient point on the eastern
boundary of the province to the
northern terminus of the E. it N,
Railway on Vancouver Island, via
Yellowhead Pass, Cariboo and Butto
Inlet, with powor to construct and
maintain branch lines, to construct
and opernto telegraph and telophono
lines, to build and opornto steam
and other vessels, oVo.', and to acquire a grant of land in aid of tho
proposed enterprise ; to amend nn
act, found in chapter 19, 1880,
granting to John Adair, jr., and
Joseph Hunter, the right to erect a
dam at the outlet of the Quesnelle
Lake and to mine the bed of the
South Fork River, and other lands;
to incorporate a company for the
purpose of acquiring lands in the
province, for the manufacture and
exportation of lumber and articles
made of wood, and for general
trading, with all necessary powers.
Thos, F. MoGuigan, oity olerk of
Vancouver, makes an application to
amend the Vancouver incorporation
act, 1886, and the amendment act,
1887. F. Joseph Spencer will apply for an act to incorporate the
Christian Temperance Co-operative
Commonwealth, for the purpose of
establishing settlements on.Malcolm
Island and other lands in the province. Eberts & Taylor, agents for
the applicants, will apply for an
act to incorporate a company for
the purpose of constructing and
operating a line of electric street
railway in tbe districts of Esquimalt, Victoria, and Lake, connecting with the street railway system
of the city of Victoria. Putting all
the foregoing bills through their
various readings, to say nothing of
amendments which may be necessary, will give our legislators something to do, between meals, as it
were. The applications themselves
make a good showing for provincial
private enterprise and prospective
A writer in America gives some
interesting observations on journalism and how journalists are produced. Says the writer: The great
Cornell School of Journalism has
been tested and found wanting,
The New York World, animated by
a spirit of journalistic enterprise,
conceived the idea of testing the capacity of the Cornell school to do
actual newspaper work. Hearing
that the students of tho university
were to be vaccinated en masse, the
managing editor of the World telegraphed to the professor of journalism as follows: "Please wire the
World full report made by your
school of the vaccination of Cornell's
thousand students—scenes, incidents, etc. Must file the report by
7 o'clock, as a test of efficiency of
school." Although four hours
notice was given, Prof, Smith and
his school failed to get their copy to
the telegraph office, and the simple
test offered by the World demonstrated that the great theoretical
school of journalism was not capable
of doing practical newspaper work.
This failure of collegiate journalism
has been somewhat discussed by the
press of the country, but chiefly in
a satirical vein. The true criticism,
however, lies in the simple statement that "journalists are born, not
made." Journalism is not an exact
science, the fundamental principles
of which can be mastered in the
class-room, and any attempt to define laws and principles for the conduct of a newspaper must eventually
prove fruitless. Theoretically, it is
very instructive to lecture upon the
conduct of a newspaper to ti class of
under-graduates, and impress upon
their minds the peculiar rules and
customs prevailing in a newspaper
oflice. The professor can resolve his
class into a working staff—have
editorials written, give news assignments, edit copy, call for literary
reviews, and specials; but as all this
will be done ns an exercise, and not
as practical work, it is questionable
whether it will bo of any more value
to the student than a like amount
of freshmen rhetoric or sophomore
essay work. It certainly does not
equal one-tenth of tho practical experience of newspaper work obtained
from a year's connection with a college paper. Unlike law and medicine, journalism presents no great
principles to be mustered. Tho successful journalist depends more upon
his knowledge of mon and events,
combined with a faculty for the
graphic expression of thought, than
he does upon defined laws und
precedents. There is no such thing
as a precedent in journalism. Each
paper has its individuality as strongly impressed upon its pages its a
man's character is written upon his
countenance. Methods which have
proved successful in certain instances and localities, when tried
elsewhere will lead to certain failure.
A newspaper, besides being a news-
gleaner, reflects the publio sentiment of the community in whicli it
exists. In order to accomplish this,
its staff, from the editor-in-chief to
the "night police," must possess a
knowledge of men and events whicli
cannot be acquired in the class-room,
nnd can only bo obtained through
nature and contact with tho world.
Individuality is tho first essence of
succoss in journalism. The man
who employs the stereotyped rules
of expression acquired from Hart's
rhetoric and instilled by tho college
professor, will never advance to the
front rank of journalism, Ho must
develop an individuality of his own,
nnd his work should reflect his observations of tho world in characteristic language. Every newspaper
has a character of its own.
Eastern papers call attention occasionally to the fact that British
Columbians do not take enough
trouble to make public the incom-
patable features of their climate. It
iB suggested that we might, with
great advantage, take a leaf from
our American cousins in this respect. There can be no doubt that
there is much truth in the foregoing.
The fact is, that British Columbians
have got so used to their good
things, climatio and otherwise, that
they do not more than half appreciate their advantages. The natural
consequence is that little or no effort has been made to herald abroad,
among the dwellers in the torrid and
frigid east, and the blizzard-swept
plains and cyclone areas of the interior of this continent, to say nothing of other less favored lands,
the delightful and unvarying salu-
briousness of this "gem of the
west," where waft the balmy Pacific
breezes the yoar round. In spite of
our apathy, however, our plimatic
and other resources are slowly but
surely making themselves known.
People from the east, north' and
south, to whose ears has drifted a
slight echo of our fame, are making
inquiries to satisfy themselves if
these things are really so. Many
are coming, are preparing to oome,
and many more will come, to see
and to enjoy for themselves. Wo
are constantly receiving letters at
this oflice from places as diverse and
far apart as Florida, Manitoba,
Texas, Ontario, Nebraska, and
Washington Territory, asking for
sample copies of The Columbian
with the view of obtaining informa
tion about the country and the advantages it offers for settlement.
Not an issue of Tub Weekly Columbian at least (which we generally send to such applicants as well
as copies of the daily) but what contains more or less of the information
desired, and considerable results may
be expected from this manner of advertising the province. In fact it
possesses advantages over some
hastily-considered and poorly-executed advertising schemes; for a good
newspaper, besides the special matter it may contain, constitutes an
unerring and almost universally applied criterion as to the comparative
status of the community which supports tho newspaper itself. The
weekly, monthly, and yearly meteorological reports, taken at this place
by Cnpt. Peele, and furnished for
publication in The Columbian, constitute very valuable, because accurate, information about our climate
and enable interesting comparisons
to be mado between our climate and
that of various places abroad, and
these comparisons must in most
instances redound to our advantage.
British Columbia has been until
quite recently almost a terra incognita; but that stage in our experience
has just about reached the last turn,
and soon, very soon, the "tread of
pioneers" will have merged into
the poetic and prophetic "roll" of
"a human sea."
The Colonies and India, it paper
published in London, Eng., that
makes a specialty of colonial matters, nnd on such subjects generally
grasps the situation pretty fairly,
haB the following remarks in its
issue of Jan. 23, on the Samoan em
broglio, which will be found worth
reading: Fur tho first time since
the advent of European powers in
the Pacific, thero has beon what
may be termed a rather serious war
between whites and natives. It
would probably bo impossiblo to find
in any other quarter of the world,
so littlo of tho fighting propensity
amongst the native poople as is to
be encountered among the various
scattered archipolngoes which dot
tho face of the Pacific Ocean. A
war in tbe islands wns wont to be
looked upon by the old castaways
nud beachcombers who witnessed
thom as very good fun indeod, nnd
tho lust outbreak of hostilities in
Samoa—Some half-a-dozen years ago
—was a fair sample of the kind of
thing which the Samoans dignified
by tlio title of war. This was a
troublo between the two opposing
factions, and at that time it was
openly encouraged by the Germans,
who were not receiving as much in
the shape of concessions from King
Malietoa as they desired. From tho
king's opponent they had "great ex
pectations" indeed, and with their
assistance, covertly rendered, his
majesty's forces suffered dofeat, hav
ing lost "one man wounded" during
a set battlo, while the victors did not
suffer a scratoh. As the victorious
forces were rushing npon Apia and
threatening to pillage that place,
tho Germans found themselves sud-
deuly compelled to aBsist the king,
for the purpose of restoring order
and preventing tho destruction of
their property. Thus the war was
ended, without leaving much cause
for subsequent heartburnings nniong
thoso peaceful people. Tha • present
outbreak, whicli lias been rsiliimormg
for somo time, is not by any means
such a trifling matter.   The nominee
king who has been placed by German influence upon tho throne in
succession to Malietoa has been having a most uneasy time of it since
his illegal acquisition of regal power
in the islands. The adherents, of
Malietoa are numerous and influential in Samoa, and in all probability
they have received a good deal of
assistance one way and another
from tho white settlers and traders
in tbe archipelago who are not of
German nationality. Tamasese's
power has been rudely shattered,
mid in all probability, if the German's were not behind him, his life
would not be worth a day's purchase.
The most surprising feature of the
little campaign, however, as far as it
bas progressed, is the heavy defeat
inflicted upon the Germans themselves by the followers of Mataafa,
who has been so warmly espousing
the cause of his liege lord the king
during thn monarch's enforced absence from Samoa. To have 22
well-armed men killed, and a larger
number seriously wounded, by a
band of naked aboriginals, who can
be but imperfectly armed at the
best, is a serious thing, und it would
seem to speak eloquently for the de
termination of the Samoans to resist
any further interference from the
German traders in native matters.
A comparison has often been drawn
between our own attitude towards
the native races in the Pacific with
whom we have had dealings and the
manner in which the German and
French—the former more particularly—deal with these people. The
fact is, however, that there is little
room for comparison, It is, perhaps, true, as is sometimes said of
us, that we "run the Bible and trade
in the same boat;" but, if we do this,
we also put a very drastic restriction
on the sale of grog and firearms by
our traders among the natives. And
if we get any reasonable concessions
from the people in the shape of
land, labor, or trading privileges,
the British authorities take particular care that a quid pro quo is given
them, in one form or another. This
certainly cannot be said of the Germans, as far as their policy has been
exhibited in the case of Samoa.
English missionaries have done the
bulk of the pioneering work in that
country, and it would, indeed, be
extremely hard to find any instance
in which the German connection has
been productive of any benefit to
the people. There is that discreditable inclination on the part of the
German authorities in Samoa to
treat the natives as " common niggers," and very little consideration
has ever been shown, either for their
feelings or their interests. This the
Samoans feel, and this it is which is
the cause of all the trouble. Malietoa tried, loyally, after begging us
over and over again to help bim, to
get at least some small measure of
justice for his people, and he was
promptly transported from the country in a German man-of-war. It
appears, now, however, that our
Teutonic friends in Samoa may possibly have to discuss the position of
affairs with white people, who are
not to be hoodwinked, and thoy may
yet find it convenient to clear out of
Samoa, as they have, before now,
had to clear out of other places in
the Pacific.
Special to the Columbian,
Victohia, Fob 9.—A meeting of
tho stockholders of the Electrio Tramway Co. will be held this evening when
tho company will bo organized and
steps taken for the immediate commencement of work. In viow of the
early running nf thu cars, property ut
tlio outskirts of tlio city has almost
doubled in value during the past few
The suit of Wm. McKee, of Ladners, against Dr. Loftus It. Mclnnes,
uf New Westminster, for alleged malpractice enmo up boforo the chief justice this morning and was postponed
for two months,
Rich quartz discoveries are now reported from tlie north side Texada Island,
Victoria, Fob. 11.—Tho Times has
been enlarged to the samo sizo as tho
Colonist. The first issue of the new
edition will conic out this evening.
A petition is being circulated asking
the government to subsidize a steamer
to make monthly trips between Victoria and Que.on Churlotto Islands.
The schooners, "Ariel" and "W. P.
Sayward" have left for tho sealing
At tho police court this morning
Thomas Henly, for unlawfully entering the store of Gilmore and MoCand-
less, was committed for trial.
Victoria, B. C, Feb. 12,-Hea-
thorn's boot and shoo factory, which
has been purchased by the Ames,
Holden and Co., of Montreal, was
taken chargo of by the new owners thiB
It is currently reported that work
on the Viotoria, Saanich and Westminster Railway, which is to connect
with tho mainland by ferry, will be
commenced shortly.
The stoamor Aneon will sail for Alaska to-night.
A largoly signed petition has boen
forwarded from Nanaimo to the Hon.
11. Dutisniuit' for presentation to the
legislature praying the government oflico at Nnnaimo be made a registration offlco for mineral claimB on Texada.
(Late op Enc*.and)
Corner of Church aud Columbia Streets,
••"Satisfaction guaranteed.    dwfe7te
liwhack, containing 01 acres, 60 of
wliich are in good state of cultivation;
4 acres In orchard. Eighty tons of bay
and grain were grown on the 50 acres
last season. Comfortable houso und frame
barn and outbuildings. Fine mountain
stream runs across farm. Price 13,500.
This is a splendid chance. For further
particulars apply, personally, or by letter,
to 0. RYDER,
feb5-w-lc Chilllwhack.
Auction Sale of Land
Lots 529 & 530, Group One,
District of Kew WeBtmlnster, being two
Islands lying In the mouth of the Nortii
arm, Fraser' River, and containing 14 and
58 aeres respectively, will be offered for
sale at Publle Auction, at the upset prlee
of $2.50 per Here, nt the office of tno undersigned, at 12 o'clock noon on
Friday I he ."Ind February instant.
Gov't Agent.
Provlnolal Gov't Omce,
New West., Vols. 12,1889.   dwfel2td
***Thcy are not only mado of tho
Choicest Tobacco but they are of
Home Manufacture, and should be
patronized by all good oitizens.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
Lulu Island. Applyto
wJalBtO Lulu Island, B.C.
BULL, "Gugartha Prince 6th"; calved
May 8th, 1887. Prioe, 1200; in good condition and fit for service, Applyto
Lulu Island.
Merchant Tailor,
Hr. Elson will be at tbe Colonial Hotel
the lirst Wednesday ln each month for
the purpose of taking orders,     dwJa28to
wo™ 8,000.000 atijgBXl
ct UMlMW'janoai^filil«hoo»,iiid tier a.
Ferry's Seeds
■*■ ^. D. JI. FERRY A CO. m
edged to toni.
rgest Seedsmen
Tn tha world,
DM. Film! 4 Co's
wui tMiiuiisd met
it Intnl..
D.M. FERRY * CO., Windior, Ont
Assessment Act and Provincial Revenue Tax.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, In accordance wtth the Statutes, that Pro*
vlncinl Revenue Tax and all Taxes levied
under the Assessment Act are now due
for the year 1880.  All of the above named
Tuxes collectible within  the District of
New Westminster are payable at my
Assessed Taxes are collectible at the
following ratea, viz.:
If paid on or before June 30th, 1889—
Provincial Revenue, $3.00 per capita.
One-half of one per cent, on Real Property.
Seven and one-half cents per acre on Wild
One-third of one per cent, on Personal
Ono-half of one per oent. on Income.
If paid after June 30th, 1889-
Two-thirds of one per cent, on Real Property,
Eight and one-half cents per acre on Wild
One-half of one per cent, on Personal Property.
Three-fourths of one per cent, on Income.
Assessor A Collector,
New Westminster, B, C,
January, 1880. dwJallUJnlt
Commencing Oct. iOth, 1888.
As wo have deoided to retire from the retail Dry Goods business this season, we •
now place our entire stock on the market at
BVBlIi-2"TH:iITC3-   MTTST   J3E1   BOLD.
$6,000 worth of Clothing, Hats and Men's Furnishings.
$20,000 worth of Dry Goods,' Carpets, Oil Cloths and
House Furnishing Goods, etc.
«27'As we arc known to carry one o! the. largest and best assorted stocks' in the
Province, it will not be necessary to enumerate. An early inspection will convince
tho public that we moan business, and that the stock must bo olosod out before the
end of this season; therefore we hnvo placed our goods at prices lower than have
over been offered before in this Provinco.
UEDIEMIIEIl—The Stook must lie closed out by the end of the year.
Terms- Under $100, cash; over $100, secured notes nt threo months with interest,
X>. X>tt*BTBXiJk.X.El SB ao.
W, & I. WOL
DryGoods Groceries!
signment of
Crosse & Blackwell's Table Delicacies, Mince
Meat, Plum Puddings, Christmas Fruits,
Soups, Potted and Devilled Meats, Sardines,
Anchovy and Bloater Pastes, Calves' Poot
Jellies, Almonds, Figs, Marmalade, Cheese,
Pickles, Sauces, Malt, Crystal and White
Wine Vinegar, etc., etc.
dwt-ollHc Weekly Britisli Columbian,
Wednesday Morning, Feb. 13, 1
Press Despatches.
Washington, Feb. 8,—The fortification and naval appropriation bills
were submitted to the full senate committee on appropriations to-day by
Bub-committees charged with their examination. The sum recommended
amounts to near livo million dollars to
be expended for guns, strong vessels
and necessary machinery.
London, Feb. 8.—Although Parnell
haB been present at the sitting of the
Parnell commission' for the last two
days, the Dublin Express says his health
ii very precarious.
London, Feb. 9.—Nino persons wero
drowned by the capsizing of a ferryboat at Pembroke during the storm
yeiterday. A building fell near Bolton, crushing aeveral cottages and killing six persons.
New York, Feb. 9.—Joseph J. 0'-
Donohuo & Sons have concluded tho
largest purchase of tea ever made, and
which gives the firm control of nearly
all the green tea in the United States
and en route from China.. The amount
of the purchase was 55,000 pugs., valued at about half a million dollars,
Carbon, Nev. Feb. O.—The bill
granting suffrage to women has been
defeated in the assembly.
New York, Feb. 9.—Haytien advices report Ihe arrival of the TJ. S.
atr. Atlanta at Samana, Northern
Hayti. The Bteamer fired a salute on
entering port and it was returned by
the fort. Tho saluting is regarded a>
an official recognition of Northern
Hayti by the U.S.
New York, Feb. 9.-The Mad and
Express hnsopened a popular subscription to award police officer Thomas K.
Snider, who shot nnd killed Mctiown,
the striker, during the small riot at
61 st. and Western Boulevard on
Thursday last. No contribution of
more than 25 cts. has beon accepted
from nny person and seventy dollars
and eighty cts. have already been subscribed.
New York, Feb. 9.—Edward J.
Phelps, minister to England, and Mrs.
Phelps, arrived nt Hoboken at one
o'clock this afternoon. Tho ministor
looked well and said he was happy to
get back to America. Immediately on
Minister and Mrs. Phelps were escorted to a carriage on tho wharf and driven to tho forry. They will dine with
S. L. M. Barlow at Madison avenue
to-morrow and Monday the minister
will probably go to Washington.
London, Feb. 9.—The bark Theodore Behrend has been wrecked at
Texel and ten of her crew drowned.
London, Feb. 9.—Copies of the
London Confenyiorari/ i?eiiicte containing an article on "Bismark's Dynasty,"
are confiscated in Germany. No jour
nal there dares to publish theso articles
or translate or even give a synopsis of
it. In fact, it is conspicuously ignored
by the press, which is not allowed to
publish it and refuses to reply to or
refute its statements.
London, Feb. 9.—The woather has
been very stormy during the week and
heavy snow has fallen through France,
Germany and Austria.
Paris, Feb. 9.—As a result of the
patriotic indiscretion of Col. Senart,
who in an order of the day charged
the German government with inhumanity in refusing to allow a surgeon
of his regiment to enter Alsace to visit
hia dying mother, M. De Freycinet,
minister of war, has addressed a circular to all generals of the army forbidding political allusions in any order
issued to the troops.
San Franoisco, Feb. 9.—Ex-policemen Thos. F. Glonnon, who while intoxicated shot an inoffensive boy
named Burke, a few monthB ago, was
■entenced to ten years in stato prison.
London, Fob. 9.j-The gale in England and Scotland continues. Telegraphic communication is interrupted
and a number of houses havo been
blown down. In Scotland a heavy
anow Btorm prevails and the railways
are blockaded. All along the const
there have been numerous wrecks. A
bark was lost off Grimsby and all
hands drowned.
London, Fob. 9.—The West Mood-
ies Gold and Exporting Company, one
of the many South Afrioan corporations whose stocks and bonds have
boon successfully floated here, hns collapsed. The company bought for
-{380,000 seven square miles of land,
the richness of which fabulous stories
were told in its prospectuses. It turns
out that in the wholo area not a single
ounce of gold hns beon discovered, and
the land is worth only $20,000 for
farming purposes.
Home, Fob, 9.—Tho oity is still in
a stato of panic orer the riots of the
unemployed workmen. Shops opened
this morning but closed early fearing
the mob would loot them. 300 workmen assembled in the Pazza Dante,
but the cavalry charged thom, dispersing tho rioters, a number of whom
were arrested. Tho banks and large
buildings are all guarded by detachments of infantry. The government is
taking the strongost repressive measures and will break up any meeting of
unemployed men. A heavy rain prevails to-day. Further rioting is ox-
fiectod to-night and tho guards will be
St. PETKiisnima, Fob. 9.—Gonorai
Kalakoutski, well known as a specialist on tho use of iron and steel in tho
construction of cannon, is dead. The
general had been in negotiation with
the Washington government for tlio
sale of his invention,
Roue, Feb, 9.—The streets through
whioh the mob marched in yesterday's
outbreak, present to-day a scone of
devastation, and the loss by property
destroyed in shops and along tne way
will be very largo, The rioters endeavored to mako their way  to the
Quirinal nnd the Vatican, but their
progress was barred by troops. There
is much dissatisfaction expressed at the
weakness displayed by the government
in repressing the riot.
St. Petersburg,' Feb. 9.—The
Vledomosti says the Ameer of Afghanistan collected twenty thousand men
on the frontier with the intention of
pursuing Iohak Khan. He haB made
futile efforts to secure the co-operation
of the Ameer of Bokara againBt Russia. Russia has notified England that
it would be in tho interest of both
parties to prevent the Ameer from taking any precipitate step.
St. Louis, Mo, Feb. 9.—Edward 0,
Bred, assistant cashier, of the Commercial National Bank, committed
suicide at his home Bhotly after midnight, caUBe unknown.
Winnii'EO, Feb. 11.—The Call, the
conservative organ of tho Dominion
government for Manitoba and the
NorthweBt, has been sold to the Free
Press. This leaves Sir John A. Macdonald without a representative organ
in north-western Canada.
New York, Feb. 11.—A cablegram
to the Catholic News announces the
death of Cardinal John Baptiste Pitra,
who was second in rank iu the sacred
college. He was born at Champfoig-
nit, Franc, August 1st, 1812, and was
made cardinal March 10th, 1863. He
was one of I he six suffragan bishops of
the Roman Pontiff.       f
San Franoisco, Feb. 11.—James
Willey, the real estate agent who has
begun proceedings for divorce from
his wife, found her in her room oarly
this morning with Bert Olark, a
painter. He shot Mrs. Willey three
times and Clark twice but failed to inflict any serious injuries. Willey then
surrendered himself. No traces oan
be found and it is supposed they left
the city.
Memi'IUS, Tenn., Feb 11.—A crank
named Wm. Reed, this moruing attacked and killed Father Ashtield, the
priest attached to St. Peter's Catholic
church. Reed used a knife, stabbing
the priest to the heart. Father Ash-
field helped Reed in many ways, only
recently procuring his release from
San Francisco, Feb. 11.—Aaron
Johansen, 35 years uf age, was shot
and killed last night in his bar room
during a quarrel, and Egbert Phelan,
a young plumber, hns been arrested
charged with the murder.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Feb. 11. -
Early this morning the boiler at the
brick-works of Guild, White & Gillespie exploded, throwing hot tar over
Charles Falls and his sou. Tho former
was burned to death and tho latter is
merely alivo and will die. The works
took tire and are still burning.
New York, Jan. 11.—The station
master at William's Bridge Bays 10
dynamite cartridges were placed at the
side of the railroad track by workmen
this morning. A train on tho Now
Haven R. It. passing exploded them.
The glass in the car windows was shattered and a number uf passengers received slight injuries but none were
seriously hurt.
Washington, Feb. 11.—The senate
this afternoon passed a bill appropriating $250,000 to be expended at the
discretion of the president for tho purpose of protecting tho lives and property of citizens of the United Stales
on the Isthmus of Panama, and to
guard the interests of the government.
The bill was at once enrolled nnd sent
to the house.
London, Fob. 11.—A mass meeting
was held in Hydo park yesterday at
which resolutions were adopted protesting against the government's coercive
measures in Ireland.
Berun, Fob. 11.—The anow is a
foot deep here and six feet in the Bavarian highlands
The Hague, Feb. 11.—A storm of
exceptional seventy is raging throughout Holland. The rivers aro greatly
swoolen and Rotterdam, Dordrecht,
Schleda Zwolle and Kampsen aro inundated. There havo been many
shipwrecks, and great loss of life is reported.
Vienna, Fob. 11.—A goldsmith of
this city poisoned his five, children
with cyanite potassium. He afterwards auicided by the same means.
Dijblin, Feb. 11.—Wm, O'Brien
wbb removed to-day under a strong
military and polico guard from Clonmel to Tralee. At Clonmel a large
crowd gathered and stoned the guards,
who mado a charge upon the crowd
and forced them back by means of
their batons, Finally they got the
prisoner safely on the train. At Tip
perury another demonstration oo
curred. Tho people were apprised of
the removal and when tho train arrived
there was a large crowd at the station.
They respeoted the officera, who dispersed them,
London, Feb. 11.—Another woman
niurder and mutilation has been discovered, and tho probablo murderer
arrested. The murder is similar in ita
details to thoso committed by tho
Whitechapel flond, "Jack the Ripper."
The following aro tho circumstances aa
far aB known: Tho man and woman,
names unknown, cumo to Dundee 3
weeks ago and took a small house.
They said they came from London.
Suspicion was directed againBt them
from the beginning uud they were
watched by detectives. Recently the
woman disappeared and the detectives
had not seen her leavo the house and
no trace could be found of her departure. Yesterday the man was arrested and the house searched, when a
horrible discovery waa made. A box
in the basement was broken open by
the police mid in it was found the body
of the missing woman. Her head had
been out off, legs amputated, and
Btomaoh ripped open. The awful work
bore all the appearanco of having been
done by the same hand that perpotra-
ted the successive horrors ln London.
Thero is reason to believe the man now
in custody is that man. In this respect, however, tho police authorities
maintain great reticence.
Ottawa, Feb. 11 —In the house of
commons today tho ministor of cog.
toms said the total expenditure in preparing the voters' list had reached
Replying to the question of which
Mr. Prior had given notice as to
whether in the event of the government granting a subsidy in conjunction with the Imperial government to
the Canadian Pacific Railway Company
or any other company, for carrying
the mails between Vancovver, British
Columbia, and China and Japan, they
will insist upon the vessels carrying
said mails calling on both the inward
and outward trips at Victoria, the min
ister said that nothing had been decided. The arrangements would largely depend on the conditions imposed
by tho Imperial government.
Postmaster-general Haggart intimated that it was not the intention of the
government to reduce tho rate of postage on letters in the Dominion to two
Tho minister of the interior announced that the adviaibility of amending the Dominion Lands Act was Btill
under the consideration of the government.
It is rumored that the liberals will
introduce a resolution deploring the
treatment Mr. William O'Brien, M.
P., the editor of United Ireland, at
the hands of Iho Clonmel prison officials, and expressing the regret of
parliament at the Irish policy of the
Imperial government. A prominent
liberal says the matter has not been
discussed in caucus. A conservative
member representing an Ontario constituency, it appears, had also proposed
to introduce a similar resolution, and
will confer with the liberal leader to
see whether an arrangement can be
effected for co-operation between the
home rule supporters on both sides of
the house.
Sir John Macdonald, in reply to an
enquiry, stated that the government
had neither directly or indirectly received an invitation for the members
of parliament to visit tho principal
cities of tho United States. Tho premier seemed to enjoy the affair as a
huge joke, and added that he had
personally received a letter from nn
American gentlemen suggesting the
propriety of the step.
Mr. Frank Barnard, M. P.. was introduced in tlie house of commons
this afternoon by Messrs. Dewdney and
The bill respotoing the Kootouay
and Athabasca Railway was reud a
second time and referred to the railway committee.
St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 11,—The he-
;iitWic announces that it has good reasons to believe that if General Boulanger obtains n divorce, he will marry
the divorced wife of Joseph D. Lucas,
of this city, who is in Italy. Tho lady
is very handsome and belongs to an
old nud prominent St. Louis family.
She first met Boulanger in New York,
in 1881.
Charleston, S. C, Feb. 12,—During a snow-balling frolic last night Ben
Holmes lost his temper and commenced to abuse John Anderson, who fatally shot Holmes.
San Franoisoo, Feb. 12.—Customs
officers seized 40 boxes of opium
secreted in the pantry room of the
steamer Umatilla shortly after her arrival from Victoria this morning.
New York, Feb. 12.—A despatch
just received from Chicago Btates the
McAuliffe-Myers fight had taken place
and resulted in a victory for McAuliffe in 17 rounds, closing with a
London, Feb. 12.—Thore has boen
so many versions of the circumstances
under which tho crown prince of Austria died, it is needless to add another,
but 1 believe the true story to be thnt
the emperor, empress and crown princesses were exasperated beyond endurance at an intrigue which had beeu
discovered between him and one of
the ladies of tho court, They informed
him, after a most painful and stormy
interview, that his conduct was so infamous they had determined to appeal
to the pope for a decree and would
never forgive or see him again. The
crown princo went to Meyerling on
the fatal evening. After spending
some hours drinking and singing with
Count Hoyoo and the cabman Brahful,
he sent them away making arrangements for Count Hoyoo to shoot with
him in the morning. After they left
him the crown prince left the house
and went to the cottage of the gamekeeper, who has a remarkably pretty
wife. The game-keeper was out, but
returned before the prince had left.
The latter, hearing the husband return,
escaped through a window. The husband seeing a man leave his wife's
rooms fired a shot at the prince, not
knowing who it was. The prince,
badly hit and bleeding, limped back to
the chateau. Maddened with pain,
drink and despair he locked himself in
his room and thore shot himself. I
havo the bost authority for saying this
is the tiuo account.
Washington, Fob. 12.—Blaine,
whon asked if he was in favor of tho
annexation of Canada, replied that he
was. "Canada," said he, "is like an
apple on a tree just beyond our reach.
We may Btrive to grasp it, but the
bough recedes just in proportion to our
effort to catch on to it. Let it alone
and in due time it will fall into our
Elpaso, Texas, Feb. 12.—Mr.
James, ex-U. S, consul to Chihuahun,3
of his children, and the son of a neighbor, were buried alive by the caving in
of a sand embankment near here yesterday.
Rome, Feb. 12.—There was another
demonstration by the unemployed
workingmon last night and the troops
were compelled to make a bayonet
charge to disperse them. A number
were wounded.
Naples, Feb, 12.- Vesuvius is again
in a violent state of eruption, causing
earthquakes along the mountain sides
which are felt in this city.
Dublin, Feb. 12.—Wm. O'Brien
was tnken to-day from the jail of
Tralee to Kilarney where he was arraigned on a recent summons issued
vgainithim under the Crimes Act,
O'Brien looked haggard and pale and
asked for an adjournment aa he had
not time to consult counsel. The court
granted tho request and sot a hearing
for Monday.
London, Feb. 11.—The admiralty
officials havo for some timo past suspected that a certain attache of the
dopartment, who had been in continuous service for 25 years, was in the
pay of outsiders, to whom he divulged
the terms of contracts and other information. Failing to confirm their suspicions by several means which they
adopted to detect hiin, they attached
a secret electrio wire to the drawer
containing the contracts, a day or two
ago, and wero rewarded by catching
the suspected man in the act of abstracting the documents. The culprit
was immediately dismissed from the
servico, but as he is highly connected,
tho affair has been hushed'and he will
doubtlesB escape further punishment.
London, Feb. 11.—Parnell will
bring action for libel against the London Times in the Irish courts.
Langley Council.
The newly elected council met at the
town hall on Monday, Jan. Slat, and
after being duly sworn proceeded with
tho usual businoss. Present, the reeve,
K. McKee, and Couus. Houston, Yeoman, Davey, Matford and Jolly. The
minutes of previous meeting were
adopted after being amended, by cancelling appropriation on river road, balance
to fall baok into general revenue. Communication from the mayor of Vancouver
was received and filed, Each councillor
was appointed a board of works in his
own ward, with power to call in another
in caso of dispute. Couns. Jolly, Davey
and Houston were named by the reeve as
the finance committee for the year. G.
Rawlison was appointed clerk, collector
and treasurer pro tem. A motion to call
for tenders having resulted in a tie,
Coun. Jolly refrained from voting and
the reeve reserved his casting vote untH
next meeting. The reeve and the clerk
were instructed to interview Mr. Bole
anent the case Willliains vs. Municipality. Coun. Houston gave notice to bring
in an assessment bylaw. Coun. Jelly
gave notice to bring in a salary bylaw.
Council adjourned until first Saturday in
Council met nt the town hall on Saturday, Feb. 2nd. Before tho proceedings opened Jas. Maxwell handed in protests against the reeve nnd Coun. Jolly
sitting or voting, on the ground that they
had not the necessary qualifications by
law required. Coun. Jolly tendered his
resignation, stating that he was in ignorance of the alterations in the Municipal
Act, as the government had failed to furnish copies of said amendment, as they
were in duty bound to do. The reeve',
while declining to resign at present, until
further informed, declined to sit at the
meeting. On motion, Coun. Davey took
the chair. Communication from the
mayor of Vancouver anent railway
matters was received and filed.
The clork was instructed to hold an election for councillor, No. 5 ward, vice J.
Jolly, resigned. Communication from
W. H. Ladner, M.P.P., asking for information as to the wants of the district,
in order to be able intelligently to use his
influence on behalf of his constituency.
Clerk was acknowledge and reply to the
same, Communication from T. B. Sword,
anent the railroad bridge. Clerk was instructed to reply, stating that the views
of Langley council were in accord with
the Matsqui settlers, and also to communicate with the provincial government,
asking them to use their influence with
the railroad companies to have all railroad
bridges in any part of the district built
to accommodate local as well as railroad
traffic. Clerk was instructed to notify
W. Norman Bole that the council have
decided to submit to arbitration und have
appointed R. H. Holding as arbitrator,
ana to request him to have the matter
settled as soon as possible. Clerk was
instructed to take the advice of a competent lawyer on the election question.
G. Rawlinson was reappointed clerk and
collector, and the Bank of B. C. treasurer; all money to bo paid into said bank
for the use of the corporation. Conn,
Mufford was instructed to examine
Poppy's contract, with power to order
paid if found correct. A, McLellan's account of $4 was ordered paid. Council
adjourned until first Saturday in March.
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provide for any revisiot of tho electoral lists before 1890. This means
that there will be no general election
until next year unless it is hold on the
lists of 1886, which is impossible,
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Cliuri'li Serials.
Editor Columiiian.—In common with
many of your readers, I highly appreciate your new departure in the Mondays'
issues, giving "the good nows in our
churches;" especially in giving so fully
those grand sermons ot the Rev. Mr.
White. As I listened to the one we may
call the "City Map" sermon, my only
regret was that you could not have
printed every word of it in the largest typo
and put a copy iu tho hands of overy
mau and woman in tho city. Long may
he be spared to obey his Lord's voice—
"Cry aloud, spare not; lift up thy voice
like a trumpet, and shew my peoplo
their transgression, and the house of
Jacob their sins." But all your church
reports are not pleasant reading. That
item announcing for the first time in its
history, a social or tea-meeting in old St.
Andrew's church, carried sore grief
to tlio hearts of some to whom
the most sacred recollections of their
whole lives are connected with that
old church; and, who, moreover, conscientiously believe that it is a desecration of the Lord's house to turn it into a
restaurant, and a place of amusement.
They believe that this is forbidden in
such places of God's Word as
thesei "Ye shall keep My Sabbaths and
reverence My sanctuary; I am the Lord."
"Keep thy font when thou  gnoet  to tho
house of God, and bc more ready to hear
than to givo the sacrifice of fools," They
believe, too, that the buyera and sellers
and fun-loving people in our churches today would meet with the samo salutation from the Saviour as as He gave to
those of old, if He came to them in the
bodyi "And Jesus went into the temple
of God, and cast out all them that
sold and bought in the temple,
and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and thb seats of them that
sold doves, and said unto them: "It is
written 'My house shall be called the
house of prayer, but ye have made it a
den of thieves.' " And what happened
to Him when Ho said that is very likely
to happen to the writer—*'And the scribes
and chief priests heard it, aud sought how
they might destroy Him." There is not
the shadow of an excuse in a place like
this, with so many suitable halls, for any
congregation of the Lord's professing
people to secularize and desecrate the
Lord's .house by turning it into an
eating house and concert hall. What
was said of another subject, may be said
of thia: "What! have ye not houses to
. eat and drink iu? Or despise ye the
church of God, and shame them that
have not? What shall I say unto you?
Shall I praise you in this? I praise you
What is the reply, Mr. Editor, we get
to our objections and our reusfal to have
auy share in this thing? We are told,
1. Tbat we are in the minority and
the majority must rule. Granted that
we are sadly in the minority; that does
not prove us wrong. Those who teach
and take an interest in the Sabbath
school are in the minority. Thoao who
attend and take part in the prayer meeting are in the minority. Those who Bit
down quarterly at the Lord's table are
In the minority. Are these all
wrong, and must they submit to tho majority? 2. We are told that others do
such things; that ia no argument. That
plea long covered slave-dealing and
drunkennness, and other now admitted evils in the church of God,
3. We are told that the old church ia
now "only a hall!" That is a subterfuge
which it would give the devil himself
some trouble to get off with a straight
{ace. That old churoh is still to be
used for prayer meetings, Sabbath
schools, and other of the most solemn
and vital parts of the church's work;
and is the Lord's special presence not to
be sought for and expected inthese? 4.
We are told that all places are the same
to the Lord, and what is right to do in
one place, is right to do in another. But
all places, as we have seen, aio not in
every sense the same to the Lord. And
hath He not said: "In all places where I
record my name, I will come unto thee,
and I will bless thee." "The Lord
loveth the gates of Zion more than all the
dwellings of Jacob." Nor are all places
the same to man.   Announce a congrc-
tational or Sunday school picnic, or a
ance in the cemetery, and how many of
the most frivolous and fun-loving would
go to them? They would be shocked,
and justly so; and shall we have more
respect and reverence for the burial
place of our dead than for "the house of
God, which is the church of the living
God, the pillar and ground of
the truth." 5. We are told
that we make too much of a small
matter. This tea-drinking and torn-foolery in a church may bc regarded by
some as a smalt matter, but when it is
viewed in its far-reaching results, and as
a symptom of a dangerous disease, it is
very far from small. A non-professional
man may see in the dancing eyes and Hushed cheeks, nothing tint signs rrf life ami energy. The skillful phvsieian sees nothing but ril'irining danger and the near
approach of death. You know, Mr.
Editor, I am not young in years; and I
must say, as the yeara roll on, I have an in-
creasing respect for the churches of J'hig-
land and Rome in tlie mutter of respect
and reverence for the Lord's house. I
often think that it is fortunntc to have
them in so many places as bulwarks
against the rising tide of irreverence
which is a perilously Bhort step from ungodliness, and a specimen of which
from Victoria you so fittingly rebuked
lately. Alas I that these churches
should be so often the only bulwark.
Robert Jamieson.
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Albuqerke, N.   M.,  Feb.  i, ■ A
remnant of the  cliff dwellers, aup-
Sosod to be extinct, are said to be
welling ln the San Mateo mountains,
They are very small, not more than
three feet in height, and wild. They
live also in the Black Range, and a?
the snow melts, parties will go out to
capture them, if possible. The fads
are vouched for by reliable men.
Fort Surra, Ark., 6.—At Entala
1. T., on Sunday Belle Starr was shot
•na killed. No particulars. Belle
was a notorious woman. She was once
the wife of Col. Younger, of the
Younger gang. Afterwards she married Samuel Starr, who was shot down
try her side two years ago; then she
married Jim Slarr, his cousin. Belle
was the most desperate woman who
ever figured on the borders. She
married Cole Younger, directly afterwards, but left him and joined a gang
of outlaws that operated in Indian
Territory. Sho has been arrested for
murder and robbery a score of times,
but always managed to escape. Her
husband, Jim Starr, when he heard of
hor death, mounted a horse and left
for the scene. Somobody will have to
pay tho penalty.
Chicago, Feb. 6.— This morning at
tho Hotel Cortland, a man named W.
S. Bradley shot and killed his wife
and then committed suicide. Bradley
and his wife worn reporters on a morning paper; he had been absent from
home soveral days and returned this
morning, when they had a quarrel,
which resulted in the shooting
London, Feb. 7.—The report comes
from Paris that on the night before
the election, on the 27th ult., M. Floquet proposed to the cabinet the arrest of Gen. Boulanger as a conspirator against the republic, Tho majority of the cabinet approved of the
plan, but M. DeFreycinet, minister of
war, protested against it, declaring it
would be Bure lo causo bloodshed.
The project was therefore given up.
Mr. Blowitz, Paris correspondent of
tho Times, saya he believes the .tory
is true but an official contradiction may
be expected. It will be remembered
that on Saturday, tho 26th, the air
was full of rumors of a coup by the
government. A report got out that
the arrest of the general was intended
and the premature publication did as
much to prevent the execution of the
design as the vigorous opposition of
Mr. DeFreycinet. Had the attempt
been made Paris would have been deluged in a sea of blood. The Boulangists had been warned and were ready
for action. Had a fingurc bceu laid on
their chief their leaders wore prepared
to fulfil the advantage of such a fatal
step. The general himself in his proclamation challenged the ministry tn
try it, and welcomed it as a forerunner
of victory, and declared at the samo
lima it would provo the downfall and
annihilation of tho government.
Montreal, Feb. 8.—The storm
continues und is pronounced by railway men to bo the worst ever experienced. All lines are completely blockaded. In a drift at Vandreud 18
miles from this city last night the rear
of the pullman was run into by a snow
plow and demolished.
Zanzibar, Fob. 8.—Tho Arabs have
reduced the ransom of the Germs l
missionaries to 7,000 rupees.
Home, Fob. 8.—Much alarm is felt
by the Italian authorities at the continued activity of the socialists, who
are spreading their doctrines among
laboring classes, and especially among
those actually without work. It is
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Douglas & Deighton,
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McKenzie St., NewWestminster, B.0.
Valuable Building and Manufacturing
Alien fur Hale or LeHse in the oities of New
Westminstor and Vancouvor,
Farms for Sale.
Money to Loan on good Real Estates*
curlty at reasonable rates.    mh2dmlwic
Colonial Block,
Columbia Street,       New Westminster, B. C.
Family Groceries
Colnmbla Slreet,       New Westminster
a partially Improved farm at a bar-'
gam should apply to the undersigned,
who has decided to dispose of his home-
"i"""1- mTlle, V-alKy of the land ls first-'
oIobs. Tlio location Is all that can be de-'
sired. Bailway station, steamboat land-,
Ing, postofflce, churches, and sohool are 1
ln the Immediate neighborhood. Tho "
property wil 1 be sold cheap.
Ja23wm2 Port Haney.
Dominion Lands.
Pre-emption or for rent of Mining or
Grazing Land, or buying Farm, Mining
or any land from tho Dominion Government,
But pay ln
and save a
Scrip can be obtained In large or small
inilf    ■
large discount.
Scrip can be <
quantities from
o l
smjtxtwst ist
Constantly on Hand an Extensive Stoek ol
Dry Ooods, Groceries,  Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, Ae.
ax-a-BB-'s   aa   boys-   s-D-x-irs.
Great Variety of Household Articles,   Also,
». B.-Farm Produce bought at market rates or sold on commission, M.Ordors
trom tbe Interior promptly attended to. Uwjebto
, .J"?15." J"1™ mu<-h Pleasure in notifying their friends and tho public that they
ure now prepared to receive and promptly
execute any orders for work In tliolr lino
Willi wbloh they mny be favored.
Mechanical Manager.
Vancouver, B.C., 8th May, 1888,
The above Worlts are re-opened and in
addition to the present marble stock
will shortly receive several Mon-       li
uraents of the finest
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Fruit Trees,
Ornamental Trees,
Small Fruits,
And GARDEN STOCK on hand ln great
Everything flrst-class nnd furnished in
good shape.
Sond 15 cts. for valuable 80-page De.
ptlve Catalogue with 0 beautiful colored plates.  Prlee Lists sent. free.
Port Hammond, B. O.
Real Estate Brokers and
Financial Agents.
Confederation Life aaaociation of
Royal anil Lancashire Fire Inaur*
ance Companies.
aea.Valnable Lots for srle lu tbe City
md District of Westminster; and choice
Lois in the ciiy of Vancouver.
Persons wishing to ,juy or uell city or
uiral property should communicate with
Offices; Bank of B.C. bnlldlng, opposite
poalnj.ee, We ,mlnster,auu Hustings St.,
Vancouvei, dwapUto
Importers and Dealers ln
«SC  OO.
Real  Estate,
Financial Agenis
Purchase, Sell and Lease Property, .
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Business relating to
Real Estate.
london Assurance Corporation.
Connecttcnt Fire Insnrance Co. of
london and Lancashire lite Assurance Oo.
Canton Insuranco once, Id. (Marine)
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St,, Victoria
And every sped"'
disordered LlVi.,,
of (M.i^nsfl .-.rising from
k;u,\..y.;,   liTOHAOrl
I on   tLOoD,
Mary Street, New Westminster, B.C...
London and Lancashire Fire and
Brltlah Kmplre Life Inmrance
New Weatmlnater Bnlldlng Society.
Accountant'. Olllcc, Dloee.e ef N.W.
City Auditor*, 1880, liST and 1881.
and other monetary transactions.
Have several good Investments on tholr
books, and all new oomcrs will do well to
call before doing business elsewhere.


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