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 'A DsOosraos,'
"WIDI-KILir IDDITIOIT.-IO   I?__.G-__S
VOLUME 3i
NEW WESTMINSTEB, B..0., WEDNESDAY, MAY 29,  1889.
NUMBER 22
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Weekly Britisli Columbian,
lrcdacadav Moruing. May 211. ISM.
,, On another page will be found a
pretty full report of the public meeting held at tlie Hyack: Hall last
Tuesday to discuss the limitation of
fishery, licenses grievance, pass resolutions, etc, From-the whole agitation it is apparent that quite a number are, or imagine themselves to be,
aggrieved by. the limitation put
npon fishery licenses this year.
This, of course, is the almost
inevitable result' of having any
increased restrictions whatever.
Last year,, between six and seven
hundred boats had licenses to
fish on the river. This year, with
the addition of four new canneries,
•nd the prospects for a "good run,"
the number, under tho old regulations, would have been little, if any,
short of a thousand; but the department, not without what they considered good reason (for they have
had recommendations to that effect
from the ' canners themselves, and
from the various provincial boards of
trade, as well as from the press),
have this season, among other restrictive regulations, put a limit
upon the number of licenses to be
issued. This limit the minister of
marine placed at 350, but was in
duced, on account of 44 licenses
having been issued before the limit
had been determined; to consent to
100 additional licenses "for this year
only," making 450 in all. Theso
450 licenses have been apportioned
by the inspector, under instructions
from the department, as follows:
350 amouK the 16 canneries, and
100 divided among the two freezing
establishments and fishermen for the
fresh fish market. So far as we ean
learn, these arrangements, although,
we believe, fairly carried out, have
not given anything like general satisfaction, either among canners or
fishermen; but the question suggests
itself: If the department attempt to
interfere at all for the protection of
the salmon industry, iB it not in-
inevitable that somebody's corns will
be trod on" With respeot to the
notion of the meeting mentioned, we
would commend to tbe favorable
consideration of the fishery authorities the second olause of the first
and main resolution, whioh ia to the
effect that the minister of marine
snd fisheries should "reconsider the
matter, and be pleased to grant that
for this year all bona fide fishermen
may get a license," ko. We would
not undertake to say how many
lona fide fishermen there aro who,
owing to their circumstances and
anticipations, would suffer a genuine
hardship if deprived of fishing
licenses this year; but we would
strongly urge that the number of
such really deserving cases be ascertained, and a point strained, if
necessary, in providing them with
lioenses for the present season.
While the remarks of several speakers at the meeting showed a misapprehension of the subject they were
discussing, in some particulars, the
suggestion made by nearly all, that
some restriction should be placed on
fishing at the mouth of the river, as
an effective means of protection, is
worth more consideration and practical adoption than it has yet reoeived by the department. The
Dominion government, we believe,
would do well to appoint a special
commission to get to tli', wittom
of fishery mutters in this province.
The importance of the industry, and
the difficulty of making wise and
equitable regulations on imperfect
knowledge, would certainly justify
such an inquiry.
The Irish viceroyalty muddle is
instructive. The simple fact seems
to be that no one who could be
placed in such a position will consent to be the tool and catspaw of
"my promising nephew," Mr. A. J.
Balfour. To support Mr. Balfour
by their votes is one thing—for the
typical Englishman; especially in
the "classes," has an idea that any
fellow who persists in boring him
with grievances ought to bo put
down—but to become personally
responsible for the dirty details of
oppression, is quite another thing.
When you ask the average English
gentleman to do that, his refusal is
apt to be a trifle abrupt. The position is illogical and inconsistent, but
it is characteristic. The occurence
of such a situation- just now will
probably have a strongly educational
effec'tj and thus hasten the dawn of
a better day in British domestic
legislation.
Children Cryfor
Protestant Christianity, truly observes a cotemporary, has no monopoly of Christian heroism, The annals of the Church of Home have
been brightened very often by the
glory which enshrines the martyr
and tbe self-sacrificing imitator of
Christ, Perhaps tlie brightest example of this spirit in the Roman
Communion to-day is Father Darnien
of Molokai. Longman's Magazine
for May contains an interesting account of the labors of. this devoted
missionary. Molokai is one of the
smallest of the Sandwich Islands,
and, as many will recollect by the
association of the name is an asylum
for lepers, by whom it is exclusively
inhabited. This disease is so revolt,
ing ahd so contagious that thes poor
wretches were left to themselves
until Father Darnien, a Belgian
priest, determined to sacrifice bright
wordly prospects that he might devote his life to them. He has been
their doctor, nurse, carpenter, schoolmaster, magistrate, painter, cook,
gardener, and sometimes even their
undertaker and grave-digger. He
found the people so degraded that
he had to work from all sides at
once: to raise them physically that
he might raise them spiritually.
And he has aehieved wonders. After
eleven years of suoh work Mr. Da-
mien himself caught the disease in
1884, and has pursued his labors
ever sinoe under the full consciousness that he was a dying man. In
1886 he wrote to a friend that he
was fully aware of this fact, but
felt resigned. He said: "Almighty
God knows what is best for iny
sanctification, and with that conviction I say daily a good Fiat voluntas Tua (Thy will be done)." He
asked prayers on his behalf. This
courageous and devoted priest has
recently succumbed to the terrible
malady whioh he contracted as a
result of his self-denying and voluntary labors among the diseased and
wretched outcasts of Molokai, whom
he has ministered to for the last
sixteen years. When it is remembered that it was genuine pity for
the peculiarly helpless and hopeless
oondition of these miserable people
that led Father Darnien to sacrifice
himself so that he might somewhat
alleviate their oondition and oast a
ray of light upon their gloomy path
to the tomb, one oan almost endorse
the following testimony from a Protestant semi-religious paper, that
"most Protestants have reason to
blush for shame that' they should
allow a Roman Oatholio piiest to
get so far ahead of them in the
raoe."
The opinion is general that a monument will be raised to the memory of
Major Short and Sergeant Wallaek,
who were killed In the Quebeo fire.
Pitcher's Castoria;
Press Despatches.
London, May 21.—A further hearing was given to-day to the case of the
persons arrestod at the Field club for
gambling last week. Mr. Seaton, the
proprietor of the club, was fined £500.
The other men discharged. It is denied that the mother of Lord Dudley,
who waB among those arrestee",' gave
the polioe the information which ted
to the raid. The authorities are determined to suppress the numerous
gambling clubs of London. „ *, «*,.
London, May 21.—the AJanadiau
facitio Railway Company's report,
which reached London to-day, has
created u favorable impression in the
market. The. shares of the company
are advancing. The Financial News
says: "The surplus of $326,000 is
gratifying to those who did not entertain the gloomy foreboding of the pessimists who prophesied that the railway
would not earn its fixed charges." It
estimates the total net earnings at 85,-
000,000 for this year and a surplus of
from 81,760,000 lo 82,000,000, which
will probably bo used to pay an additional dividend over the 3 per cent.
guaranteed (in the ordinary shares at
the end of the year. It notes with
pleasure the North Bay traffio arrangement with the Grand Trunk Railway
and earnestly hopes that this will
prove the beginning of a general desire to avoid the duplication of existing linos.
London, May 21.—Dispatches from
Berlin state the negotiation, (if the
Samoan commissioners have received a
check owing (o United States delegates
insisting.upon the restoration of Mal-
iltoa us kiug. This proposition was
objected to by the German delegates.
Berlin, May 21. —A strike prevails
here among the masons. They ask for
0 houra a day, two hours and a half
for meals, they also want work suspended nn hour earlier Saturdays,.and
days preceding holidays. They demand an increase of 10 pennies per
day in wages and 12 weeks notice in
case of discharge.'
Santa Onus, Cal., May 21.—Tin's
morning several men started to erect
poles and wires for the Incandoncent
Light Co., without franchise from the
city, The chief of police under instructions from the mayor and city
council proceeded tb I ohop down the
poles as fast as they were erected.
This created great excitement.
San Francisco, May 21. -<-F, W.
Rung, first officer of the American
bark Newsboy, who, on the 3rd March
while the vessel was oli her way from
Australia to this port, shot and killed
Andrew Paulsen, onu of the crew, hss
been held to answer before the circuit
court for murder.
Oakland, Oal., May 21.—Police
officer, Wm, McCloud, who shot and
killed Jacob Shrieber, early one morning last February, thinking he was a
burglar, has been acquitted.
Ottawa, May 21 —Thero is every
reason to believe that this summer
negotiations will be re-opened on the
fisheries question. Sir Julian Paunce-
fort, tho new British minister to Washington, has, it is understood, pressed
for aa early settlement of the fisheries
as well as ot the Behring sea difficulties. The British government has
evinced no inconsiderable impatience
at the tardiness of the United States
authorities in the settlement of the
Behring sea matter, and it is niore
than probablo that the home government will insist on the claims being
settled before next year.
Quebec, May 22.—The latest statistics of the firo were given by the secretary of the municipality. He gives
the number of buildings burned at 1,-
050; rendering nine hundred families
homeless, of whom five aro Protestant
and the remainder Roman Catholic.
Insurance reaches only $169,000. The
burned nut people, with tho exception
of some eighty families who still remain in publio building), all found
temporary homes, Subscriptions for
tho victims aro coming in slowly. The
rations which have been daily issued
at   the expense of   tho   fjnvflrmTitfn',
ceased yosterday,
Montreal, May 22,—The Allan
line steamship Polynesian left port
shortly after half paat four this morning and was proceeding down Varan-
nes channel, opposite Point Aux Trembles, when she perceived the Cynthia
inward bound. There is a dangerous
ourvo in tho ohannel at this point, and
through some misunderstanding of
the rules of the road the Polynesian
was brought into collision with the
Cynthia, striking her on the port bow
and causing suoh a gap in the side of
the unfortunate ship as to make her
sink in a very fow minutes. The hull
filled with great rapidity, and those on
deck had barely time to rush below
and warn the orew off watoh and in
their berths asleep, to get on deck and
swim ashore in order to save their
lives. Fortunately the Cyr thla carried
no passengers, otherwise many more
lives would have beon sacrificed. The
Oynthia was inward bound from Glasgow with a genoral cargo, chiefly of
pig iron. Tho following is the list of
those of the crew of tho Cynthia who
lost their lives: Hugh Irving, ohief
cook, of Glasgow; Alex. Nichol, sailor,
Glasgow; Andrew Vane and Chas.
McCrackon, trimmers; Jas. Low, fireman, Glasgow; Ju. Ferron, boatswain;
David Young, a stowaway from Glasgow, and Ohas. Blackstoek, a mess-
room boy. The survivors swam ashore
and walked to the street car terminus,
but the conductor refused to allow
them on board the car as they had no
money, having lost everything. Many
of them being only partly clothed, the
captain offered his watch as i security,
but this also was refused and the poor:
fellows had to walk the whole dia-
tancc to the city. The survivors say
that the Polynesian ' was op:
her wrong side when the colli-!
sion tf.ok place, ahd chief oflicer
Coates, of the Cynthia, maintains that
somehow or other the Polynesian'
was going out of her proper course.
I'Peraous who witnessed _ the collision,
say that when the Oynthia struck there
was i report like that of a cannon and
a shook that niade" Vlhuo'w -i»8tfeV
shirer and chimneys tumble down.
Though the people on the Polynesian
must have been quite aware of the
damage wrought, the boat never stopped to lend aid. That 8 men were
lost on the Oynthia is confirmed. They
had not time to get on deck before the
steamer sunk.
Montreal, May 22.—The Oynthia,
a freight steamer bound in from Glasgow, and the Polynesian, outward
bound with freight and passengers for
Liverpool, collided thiB morning off
Lougue Point. The Cynthia sank in
12 fathom". Eight lives are reported
lost. The survivors swam ashore.
The Polynesian proceeded to Quebec
badly damaged.
Boston, May 22.—An explosion of
gas occurred in the basement of the
Vanness house, this forenoon. The
windows were blown out and those in
several buildings in the vicinity were
smashed, while Ihe lower portion of the
hotel wns wrecked. Edward Leavers,
a porter, was dangerously burned and
is not expeoted to live, and a number
of other persons were dangerously
burned. They are all in the hospital.
Two men standing in the hotel entrance were blown-across tho st reet but
escaped without notions injury. The
cause of the explosion iB said to be the
lighting of a match in the basomeut
where the gas purifying machine, preparatory to its removal, was disconnected. Who lit the match is not
known,- but it ia supposed to be one of
the men now in the hospital.
-I Washinoton, May 22.—The news
that the British government has ordered a man-of-war from Victoria to
Behring sea lo protect British , vessels
in illegal seal fishing,' caused considerable surprise here to-day. Secretary
Windom went to the navy department
and had a conference 'with Secretary
Tracy. As a result the light armed
Thetis which was ou her way. north to
enforce the president's proclamation,
was stopped by telegram at Tacoma,
ahd she will be replaced within a week
by tho Iroquois. The Iroquois is a
modern vessel of 1576 tons and carries
Bix smooth bore guns with a forward
and after pivot, consisting of 6 inch
muzzle loading riflle. She also has a
secondary battery .of Hotchkiss and
Gattling guns. Her crow will be mado
up of 18 officers and of 176 sailors and
marines' who will be taken from the
crews of the vessels wrecked at Apia.
The Iroquois iB at Mare island navy
yard and will be ready in a week. She
will be tho equal of any British vessel
likely to open fire on her on the Alaskan coast. The government's action
in enforcing the law against the taking of seals in Ihu breeding season is
merely a repetition of its action in
previous years. Those in authority declare that this government will not
flinch from the enforcement of the law
and the president's proclamation in
spite of the bellicose attitude of the
British authorities,
San Fkancisco, May 22.—About
half past eleven this morning while a
carriago containing Mrs. Donahue,
widow cf the late capitalist Peter
Donahue, was standing on Montgomery
street, a man approached the carringe
door and fired several shots through
the window into the vehicle at its occupants. Mrs. Donahue burst tho
door open, leapbd into the street nud
fled into a wine store nesr at hand,
her assailant pursueing her. . Beforo
thu latter could raise his weapon again
he hnd been seised and was hurried to
prison, whero he  gave  tho name   of
]\Tiehaol Rnwl.mo.      Bo    I. ,. ^uubI.i .'t
the deceased capitalist and generally
known as a "crank." Ho hassued the
the estate several times, but the cases
have always been deoided against him.
Neither of the bulletsstruck Mrs. Donahue but she is greatly prostrated over
the unexpected attempt upon her life.
Hawkins, who has been chargod with
assault to murder, told a Postal Press
reporter that he only shot to frighten
Mrs. Donahue. Her husband, he aaid,
owed me (13,000 for a house he
bought off me, and when he died I put
in a olaim on tha estate but the court
knocked me out. Hawkins has a very
dissipated appearance and seems proud
of his adventure.
London, May 22.—Wm. O'Brien
resumed his teitimony to-day before
tbe Parnell commission. He denied
he ever incited the poople to commit
outrages through his paper the United
Ireland. Tho national league was
formed chiefly to oppose secret combinations of landlords, made for the purpose of carrying out wholesale evictions and replaolng ousted tenants with
families from other counties. The
witness stated he had belonged to the
executive committee of the leaguo ever
since the organization was formed. He
had never heard even a suggestion to
encourago outrage,. Some branches
of the league had boen suppressed
owing to their use of strong language
and' excessive boycotting. . O'Brien,
said that while in America he had no
connection rvrith. dynamiters. The:
vast majority of'the members composing the convention held in America ih:
1886 were meh of the highest standing.
Ai that time Patrick Ford appeared
sorry for his previous attitude. On
oross-examinaiion O'Brien said lie was
Unable to produce any record j of
the, leaguo suppressing any of its
.branches or of protesting against boy-
'editing;' The witness did not think
boycotting unconstitutional, lt was
simply the Irish'for black balling. He
drew a distinction between criminality
nnd illegality. 'Tho Irish had an
earnest and healthy repulsion of criminality, "As to illegality meaning ir-
"WrtoMMii ff,r lnw B> iMs'-uriri n'Ttrien.
illegality is bred in us.
Paris, May 22.—Tho swarming of
people at the exhibition is becoming
serious. A quarter of a million people
were present on Sunday although the
exhibition is unfinished and the great
rush has hardly begun. The accommodations, sanitary and restaurant, are
utterly inadequate.
Paris, May 22 —It has been repeatedly statod of late that the commission of the senate, at a court of impeachment, hus failed to find any case
against Gen. Boulanger. On the other
hand the Eita Tette, a journal devoted
to the ideas and interests of ex-Premier Terry, declares this morning that
the commission is in posseisiou of en-
deuce the publication of which would
convince ail minds that Boulanger is
guilty of treason. There is no lack cf
testimony, and the trial will be proceeded with.' Should the general return lp Paris, as his friends predict, he
will bo promptly arrested.
Liveri'Ool, May 22.—Mr. Liucolu,
-the American minister to England, arrived to-day on the Oity of PariB. He
was received by the mayor of Liverpool, Henry Whito, first secretary of
the American legation and many other
friends, i The party immediately proceeded to London by special train.
London, May 23.—A development,
as unexpected as sensational, in a law
court here jn Loudon may play an important part in the European question.
Frederick Greenwood, a talented but
splenetic man, who until, recently was
editor of the Sf. James Gazette, is Busing the proprietor Of the paper for
breach of contract, and in the course
of the trial the relations of the proprietor, a German named Sternkohff,
who bought tliajaper a year ago, with
the Berlin''court came Out. .Sternkohff i correspondence from Berlin was
read, in which it was shown that Bismarck took-a lively interest in this
German capture of an English journal,
gave it private tips and personally dictated its policy.. His great desire was
to have the paper write down Boulanger, and not unlikely this discovery
will lend a fresh impetus to the Boulanger boom in France.
Dublin, May 23.—Evictions begin
on Lord Limsdowne's estate'at Lagga-
curran next week.
London, May 23.—By a cave-in in
a.colliery in Wales one miner was
killed and 68 enitombed. A force is
engaged in rescuing the imprisoned
men.
London, May 23.—Mr. Lincoln)
tho American minister, was to day presented to Salisbury by Mr. White,
lirst secretary of the American Legation. Lincoln will shortly be presented at court.
London, May 23.—Eliza Duxburg,
a leading member of the Wesley church
a strong.conservative, who died recently, has left in her will $10,000 to
Mr. Parnell for his private use.
London, May 23.—The German
strikes are felt in all neighboring countries, The labor troubles in the eastern section of the province are practically under martial law. Every outbreak is stonily suppressed by the military. Belgian workmen, always ready
to riso, are kindled by the situation in
Germany, and miners in Leigie and in
neighboring distriets are leaving their
work, demanding more wages and less
time.
London, May 23.—The royal college
of music has received a donation of
8225,000 from Samson Fox.
at. r-BTsasBCRO, May 23.—The
Czar has recalled the Grand Duke
Constantine from banishment, and
will restore him his position as grand
admiral at the hoad of tho Russian
navy.
London, May 23. The British str.
Curfew collided with and sank the
British steamer Nyanza in the Suez
canal yesterday. No lives were lost.
The Curfew was damaged slightly, but
proceeded on her voyage to Madras.
London, May 23.—Tho cross-examination of O'Brien oontinued to-day.
He admitted writing several articles
derogatory to Queen Viotoria, and
one declaring that Earl Spencer would
be the lut strong Englishmen who
would attempt to rule Ireland by bar-
bariam, paid perjury, butchery and the
use of the sacred rope. At
the same time O'Brien's paper,
United Ireland, worked according to
constitutional methods, and advocated
nothing but noacef ol means to attain
the end sought by the Iriah parliamentary party. O'Brien also admitted the
authorship of an article declaring the
chairman of the oominitteo to receive
the Prinoe of Wales, during his visit to
Ireland, would be hunted from public
life. He never spoko disrespectfully
or offensively about the Prince of
Wales personally. No poople ever!
suffered more for loyalty than Irish'
^^^^^^^ . recommend It,
men and nono profited more by their I Virginia, Ont,
-protestations of loyalty than tbe
people who opposed them. If it was
clear England would not satisfy the
aspirations of Ireland, and if there was
a rational chance of success, the attempt should bo made to rebel. : ".
Washinoton, May 23.—Neither the
State or navy department have any ih-
forniation regarding the assumed intention of Bending vessels to Hayti or
Alaska. A very noticeable reticence
on the part of officials appears to indicate that the Hayti problem is under
discussion. It seems probable that
from the manner of the high officials
something will bc done, and that
shortly. -     '
New York, Msy 23.—Chris Brlck-
ey, the well known democratic politi-
•i»» .« «,n Francisco, sneaking today
of admission of the four new western
states, said; "If the democracy do not
throw away the opportunity I think
Washington, Montana and one of the
Dakolas will elect democratic state
governments, and send democrats tu
the (J. S. senate,
New York, May 23.—The City of
New York arrived at Sandy Hook this
morning from Queenstown in six days
nineteen hours and Bix minutes.
Norwalk, Conn., May 23.—The
southern terminus of the Housatonic
road at Wittons point, was fired last
night and totally destroyed. A quar-
ter of a mile of new wharf, freight
building, coal bins, passenger depot,
and a number of freight and pasxenger
cars were burned. The new England
Terminal Company had expended
$300,000 and the Housatonic Company
$300,000 in improvements there. Two
thirds of this is gone. The steamers
and sail boats narrowly escaped.
Omaha, May 26.—A despatch from
Tacoma says that Rolit. Shield, an
aged citizen of Puyallup, of that territory, has been given judgement by
thetl.S. supreme court, to a claim of
a hundred.und sixty acres in the heart
of this city which are now valued at
twenty two million dollars. Nothing
is known hero of tho decision.
London, tMay 23. —The Spanish sir.
Emiliano, which put into Queenstown
with a oargo of cotton afire, was dry-
docked yesterday. When the hatches
were removed it was discovered - she
was still on fire. Water and steam were
used for hours and filially tho .fire was
extinguished. The cargo is almost a
totalloss. -•'-'
Scranton, Pa., May 23.—Frank
Campton, of'West Pittsburg, 36 years
oW, cut his wile's throat and bit own
with a butcher knife tbls morning.
Both bodies wero found together.
Marital differences was , tho cause.
Mrs. Campton, in the struggle to save
her life, had all her lingers cut off.
Before cutting his throat, Osmptem
wrote on a piece of bloody papa-ir,
found by the neighbors, "She waa not
true to me and must die; I must die
too." '.,,
Chicaoo, Msy 23.—At ten o'clock
this morning Col. W. P. Rend arrived
at Lakeview station and was taken into
the morgue. The moment Rend saw
the corpse he exclaimed "Yes, that ie
Cronin, there is no doubt about it.
That is tlie body of Dr. Cronin, the
victim of a most foul nnd awful murder. I can lay my hand upon the man
that instigated the crime and point
him out and make no mistake." Rend
was questioned about this statement,
but would only ssy that all he knew
he would tell to the state attorney.
Half an hour later tho states attorney,
Longnecker, and two assistants, arrived. Judge Longnecker first examined
the bloody trunk and corpse of Cronin,
and then was closeted for an hour with
Ool. Rend, After consultation the
gentlemen would say no more than
that several arrests wonld surely be
made this afternoon.
San Fhancisco, May 23.—Another
accident, this time of a fatal character,
took place at the Union Iron Works
thiB morning. George P. Loita, _ a
boiler maker, 29 years of age, was instantly killed, and another boiler
maker, namod Renstrom, received injuries from which he cannot survive
many hours. The men were engaged
in riveting the orown sheet, or the
head of a boiler, to the main piece.
When th» pf-in" "•■"- "•»•• ~-.«-> ««"•
four feet it slipped and fell on the
men. Leitz was struck on the head
and his head was erushed flat on the
ground by the weight of the iron.
Renstrom was standing out from beneath but was struck on the side of the
bead; the blow, it is ssid fractured Ms
skull and a portion of his brains could
be seen oozing from the gash as he wss
removed to the hospital.
Phosnix, Ariz., Msy 23.—A. L.
Meyer, ex-mayor of Phcenix and agent
for Wells Fargo, who has been missing
for some time, is found to have decamped with nearly 810,000. Itis
believed he has gone to South America.
New York, May 23.—A prominent
speculator identified with the Union
Pacifio and Manitoba interests said
to-day: "We have not gained control
of the Oregon Transcontinental bnt
are sure our opponents are not far
ahead, and we do not pay much for tht
ubo of proxies. A careful scrutiny ol
the transfer books is favorable to thi
present management."
Faithfully Recommended.—"In the
Spring of 1888,1 had inflamation of the
lungs, whioh left my lungs weak. I had
a very bad cough, and resolved to try
Hagyard's Pectoral Balsam, It did me
more good than any other medicine I
have ever taken, and I can faithfully
Miss MARY KAY, Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday llnriiliiK, .liny SB. 1889.
Because Vancouver is "big for its
lize" and has got "copper toes" and
"red tops" on its boots, it needn't
Imagine that it can wipe up the mud
of its Westminster Avenue vrith the
sturdy grangers of Richmond municipality. Ey the report of the Richmond council in another column, it
will bo seen that the sturdy grangers
jioresaid have put on their heaviest
■cowhides, with spikes in the heels,
and have jumped onto tho "sassy"
Vancouver council with both feet.
We are glad to see it; for we believe
that that body deserved a "punching" for its ill-advised and unwarrantable, not to say insulting, resolution of April last, charging the
Richmond municipality, in an irras-
eible nnd bullying style, with breach
ef faith in the matter of the Nortii
Arm bridges.: We expressed: ourselves sometime ago on tho conduot
of the News in supporting thoso
charges, and we are glad that the
Richmond grangers have risen in
thoir might and their majesty and
Ynfnr.ff.fi    4-l.r. M.fnn.l.Mi'.'f.lMl'. oilfjluo-
ing the cheeky resolution which tho
Vancouver council had tbe gall to
send thom, and have besides administered such n "sidewiper" to the
big-boy-in-the-top-boots as will teach
the sappy youth better luclc next
timo, aud effectually dispel uny
ideas ho may entertain that the
"bono nnd sinew" of Richmond have
jot any "hayseed in theirn."
Everyone will be glad that the
weather and other circuuistancos
have been propitious for the grand
two days' celebration of the Queen's
Birthday, closing Snturday.which our
friends of the capital, assisted by
their numerous visitors from other
parts of the province as well as a
contingent of our American cousins,
have been holding. According to
all accounts the celebratidn has
been a gratifying success in every
particular, and it may be expected
that the festive Victorians will bc
all smiles, dimples and good humor
for the rest of the season, or until
the dark shadow of a China steamer's smokestack, passing on its way
to the mainland, falls athwart their
little harbor, and freezes the happy
smile into a discontented frown.
But perhaps this cause for dis--
quitudb and ill-digestion may be
removed ere long, or lost to sight
and mind by tho granting of some
compensatory concession, which will
answer nearly the Same purpose.
Speaking of celebrations, Viotoria
has had' the fun, and the trouble incidentally, nearly all to herself this
year' bo far as the Twenty-fourth is
aoncerned, Nanaimo being the only
city ijesides that has run a separate
ihow. It is a distinct exception
to the rule that the Royal Oity
on the'banks of tho noble Fraser-1-
»nd par excellence the loyal city .also
—should forego its invariable practice to celebrate, rain or shine, the
natal day of its august sovereign nnd
god-mother. That an exception was
made this year does not arguo any
abatement of loyalty. We believe
that the majority of our citizens held
practically the same views on the
.subject as wero expressed in these
columns over a month ago, namely^
that, as the provincial exhibition is
to bo held here this fall, it is desirable that Westminster should concentrate all its "celebrating" for the
year into the three days set apart
lor... that occasion—when,. if our
citizens all do tlieir duty a grand
timo can be had—and in the mean-
thno assist by our presence and cooperation in tho respective celebrations of our sister cities. The disadvantages incident to holding horse
raccsand other sports on|the streets,
and the fact thut proper grounds for
these purposes are in course of
preparation at the new park, were
pointed out, and constituted another
Strong and very good reason, which
had its due weight in determining
c"- citizens to drop their usuul celebration of tho Queen's Birthday
until facilities,nre possessod for carrying on tho popular sports of such
occasions in n fitting and convenient
mAnner. Under the circumstances,
and having in viow our past experience in street celebrations, wo must
commend the wisdom of tho Royal
City's lieges in restraining tho usual
expression.of their undoubted loyalty on llie present occasion, Wo
•venture to predict that Westminster1
will yet have some rousing Twenty-
fourths, if Her Gracious Majesty,, as
her dutiful subjects will ever pray,
is spared to enjoy them. For this
year, us Victoria lias "spread" itself
on the occasion so auspiciously celebrated, und as Vancouver will.do
likewise on the "Glorious First," lot
the Royal City see to it that she
kteps up hor end of the stick on the
Second, third and fourth of October
next.   ......
."', :"Why dp; you pour that vile
liquor down your throat.?" asked the
philanthropist of the toper. ' "I am
seeking for-get-full-ness,". said the
toper to the philanthropist.   Seo 1
Siberia, wliich has been little
short of a terra incognito so far as
nearly all oxcept the outlines of its
rivers and mountain ranges are Concerned, is likely before long to be
come open to travel. Says an ex
change on this subject: The new
railway, the building of which has
nt last been definitely decided upon,
will reach from near Orenburg to
Vladivostook, at the mouth of the
Amoor. It will be over 4,000 miles
in length, and will form the largest
single line of railway in the world.
The country traversed, southern
Siberia, is a rich one, whioh needs
but railway communication to make
it an important factor in the commerce of the world. Notwithstanding the intense cold of winter, even
in the most southern parts of the
vast territory, the summers are decidedly warm and wheat almost:
everwhere along the line of ..the projected railway is easily grown, and
Indian corn in some localities., From
a,Russian point of viow, the opening
of this vast country to the overflowing population of European Russia
is moro important than the'mere development of its resources. The
surplus population, instead of drifting to foreign countries, will be kept
at home and will increase the numeral and general strength of the
Russian empire. Free access to
choap lands will also tend to allay
the discontent and revolutionary
movements which have caused so
nmcli anxiety to the, government.
England and several other European
powers will view tho new enterprise
with satisfaction, inasmuch as the
development of Siberia will long
afford an outlet to Russian enterprise und ambition, and check the
disposition that power has manifested to extend its dominions towards
the Mediterranean and India.
The Sentinel has a sensible article
on the proposal, to exchange lands
belonging to the province in the
Peaco River country for lands in
the railway belt owned by the Dominion. The conflict of authority
in the Dominion and provincial
mining laws and their administration is the pressing cause moving to
such a step for a satisfactory adjust-
men, thus bringing all the mining
interests of the province under provincial control, a result much to be
desired, both on grounds of simplification and more favorable auspices
for mining development and enterprise. As the Sentinel says, the
Dominion government would not
remove the Peace River lands which
they would get ih exchange for their
lands in the railway belt- they would
still be open for settlement, and the
settlers while procuring their right
to tbe ; land from the Dominion;
would still be amenable to the provincial law and would pay the - provincial tax the same as if the lands
were owned by the province. These
Peace River lands are located east
of tho great natural mountain barrier which separates the greater part
of British Oolumbia from the vast
plains of the Northwest, and in a
physical sense belong more to the
Northwest than to this provinco.
Their liltimato settlement, which it
is plain must be of a part with that
of the country east of the mountains,
will tend more to the advantage of
the adjacent and surrounding territories than to that of this province,
On the other hand, British Columbia proper, with all its other resources, is essentially a mining
country, and the speedy development
of its mineral wealth, under the
most favorable auspices, is a matter
of the utmost importance. If this
exchange of lands, as proposed
by Mr. Mara, will tend materially
to bringing about the desirable
end, which ennnot be doubted, we
do not seo that there are sufficient
reasons why the exchange, should
not bo made. ..;,,'
It is a good time, now that we have a
cash surplus in the treasury, aud that
there are men in our great cities who
would like no' better cmployinont than
enlisting for a war, to ask our ally and
neighbor whether these works at Esquimau are not really intended to do ns a
mischief some day; and if they are,
whether a wise foresight does not require
that wo should protest against their further construction. It is not accounted
good policy to keep tho sword in the
scabbard until the enemy is ready to
strike; it is rather the custom to deal the
blow before the enemy's preparations are
complete. If Mr, Lincoln should be instructed to say that the president will
view further military preparations at
Esquimalt with concern, lie would, seem
ingly, be merely performing a sensible
duty.
So much for the tragic-comedy talk of
the Call, which can hardly do anything more serious than amuse its
readers, unless they be constitutional
fenians or filibusters. Other papers
aro more moderate in tone, and advance such propositions as that the
United States must have fortress
for fortress, gun for gun, and man
for man on Puget Sound for every
one that the sanguinary British havo
at Esquimalt. Our cotemporary,
the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, in the
most dispassionate and reasonable
article of the lot, in which, with an
almost astounding perspicacity, it
actually discerns that "Esquimalt
possesses a strategic importance
entirely independent of its positi
with reference to th" United States,"
urges strongly the proposition
mooted above, that fortification
should be met with fortification,
gun with gun, &c. If our bolig-
erent American cousins can work
off their bad blood and cool their
heated imaginations by piling up
masonry and going through big gun
drill on the shores of Puget Sound,
and incidentally reducing their
surplus" at the same time, wo aro
sure no one will object or interfere
from this sido of tho line. There is
no likelihood at all of the rival
batteries ever being used against
each other, for, as our Seattle cotemporary says, "of course there is little
probability of a war between Great
Britain and the United States."
The hysterics which the American
press of the coast is affecting over
our fortifications at Esquimalt are
too absurd tor unything. ino sun
Francisco papers especially are inordinately perturbed because there
are indications that the lpng delayed
and necessary work of fortifying
Esquimalt' and otlier points in
tlio province is to be undertaken
forthwith. A' Gibralter, they' say,
is..'being prepared, to. frown, .fini the
strail-i and purposely as n menace to
the United States. With the utmost
unraisouiiblenesu and pigheadedness
somo of theso bristling scribes insist
on construing the "action of the
British and Canadian authorities re
the Esquimalt fortifications, as a
studied gambit in a desperate .game
of war with the.. American republic
Here,is what the Oall'belches on
tho subjoct:
The Esquimau fortifications are intended .for servico against,,tho United
.States.'' They cannot be used1 against ally
other nation, and they are naturally an
invitation to and a provocation of war.
Forts are built to fight; guns are pnt in
place tb shoot; torpedoes are sunk to
blow up ships, If there win no thought
of fighting and shooting and blowing up,
Croat Britain would not go tothe expense
of tho forts or the guns or tho torpedoei,
wish to preserve themselves and
thoir descendants from llio curse of
militarism und of latent, if not actual
war, they should deprive themselves
of the pleasing excitement of occasional ,win- scares, and tuke great
care to give no cause for thn creation
of one. Canada bus, in this matter,
kept ber head much bottor than tho
United States.
Job printing of all kinda neatly done
at tho Columbus office. 1'rices will he
found ai l'-w aa at anv other office in
th., prii-.iuce —Ai v.
If any one has any doubts on the
score of what British Oolumbia, and
this particular part of our "glorious
province," will produce, under ordinary conditions, in the horticultural
line, let him read, mark, learn, and
inwardly digest a description which
appears in this paper of Alderman
Cunningham's fine garden on Pelham street, or, better still, pay a
visit, if possible, to the garden itself
and see and believe for himself. It
is almost impossible by printed
words to convey anything like an
adequate picture of the variety and
luxuriance of a garden such as our
representative visited yesterday, and
when, to tho insufficiency of mitre
words is added the'fact that the
"wretched reporter" was overcome
by a double dose of "strawberries
and cream," weighing ten to tho ton
—to the pound, we meant to say—
and that besides halcyon visions of
unspeakable gooseberries and apricots, raspberries and peaches, prunes
and nectarines, floated tranquilly,
and anon whirled, in inad not,
through the puzzled reportorial
brain, it will be easily understood
that a description written under
such circumstances can not be expected to much more than hint at
the indoscribable glories of such a
garden as Alderman Cunningham's.
Wo venture to say that an eastern
horticulturist would be paralyzed by
a view of the luxurianco and fruit-
fulness of this modern Edon, ahd it
is only a sample of what the district and province can produce in
innumerable instances. '
The naynl supremacy of Groat
Britain', well observes an eastern co-
temporary, dbpends not only upon
her fighting ships, but upon her possessing fortified coaling stations in
every part of the world, where men-
of-war may replenish thoir bunkers
and repair. In accordance with a
policy entered upon some years ago,
con tin iins thn journal referred to,
Esquimalt is being fortified, a great
dry dock is being built there, and it
is to become the complement of Hong
Kong as a naval station. This work
is being done With no idea of threatening any interest of the United
States. If Esquimalt is to be fortified with reference to. nny power,
that power is Russia; which has
similar fortifications on the other
side of tho Pacific at Vladivostook!
The Jingo in the United States, like
all. other J ingoes, is a sensationalist,
and already an attempt is being
made to produce a war scare about
the .:fortification of Esquimalt.
When the infantry school was established at St, John,; an American
Jingo attempted to produce a war
scare in the Northern States by describing the devastating maroh of tliis
truly formidable, army of sixty or
eighty mon to Albany; nud this ridiculous freak of the imagination
actually produced a certain amount
of alarm, which found voice in a demand that the United States should
garrison' Rouse's Point and Plaits-
burg. If tho people of this continent
By-Law No. 33.
A BY-LAW TO APPOINT A RETURN-
ing Oflicer and fix the timo and place
for taking the votes or the electors ou the
By-law to raise by way of loan tlie sum of
two thousand dollars [$2,000.00] to pur-
chape a Municipal Hall and Grounds for
tho Municipality of Ohilliwhack.
Therefore the Reove and Council of Ihe
Municipality of Chilliwhack, enact as
follows:
1. That Monday the third dayof Juno.
A. D. 1831), be the day fixed by this by-law
for taking the votes of the electors on the
by-law mentioned ln the title hereof,
from the hour of 8 o'clock, n.m, to -i o'clock
p.m.
2. That the Oounoil Chamber in Hen*
demon's Hull, Centreville, be the polling
place at which the votes of tho electors
shall be taken, and S. A. Cawley shall be
and he Is hereby appointed Returning
Officer to take tbe votes of the electors at
suoh place.
Finally passed by the Municipal Council of Chilllwhack and tho corporate seal
appended thereto this 17th dayof May,
A. I). 1889.
, ,—■--, -, S. CAWLEY, Reeve.
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CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER
-ON-
WadOBBOBT. Jhbb 12th, 1889
'    '•  Af'12 o'clock, Noon,
Sections 1-1,-16, ll), 17i-18, ill anil 20,,Bloek-l
North, Range 0 West,.oontalnlng '
iiao APEES
. .   Of Farming Land, situate on
MJLU_^LAND
Satd lands will be sold ln subdivisions
of ill) aores. .    ,
TEHMSI--J casta, }d Ino months,y. In
one yoar, with Interest on deferred payments at the rato of 5 per cout, per annum.
Full particulars ana maps now roady for
distribution.   "
I    JOSHUA DAVIE8,
mjl'dwtd Auctioneer.-
F. fl. STMCRLAW k CO.
XIE-AJJEIKS  XW
Agricultural Implements
NOW IN STOOK,
IRQ PLOWS
Anil must bo sold within tho next 00
days to make rconi for otlier
new goods.
m » w w inV w itt?
Riding and Walking
12
$80.00.
USUAL PRICE, 8130.
49-REMKMBER tho "Rock Island"
UTBufonl Sulky Plows aro without
ita-an equal. From 12 to 18 inch
Mfnow iu stoek.
Masscy Binders.
Maxwell     "
Dccring      "
Beaver City Rake
Sharp "
Maxwell       "
Toronto Mowers.
Buckeye      "
Maxwell      "
Little Giant Threshers and Tread Power.
Toronto Advance Engines and Threshers.
Derrick's Perpetual Hay Press.
Hay Tedders and Loaders.
Duplex Feed Mills.
e sure and get our prices before purchasing elsewhere,
,   F, G. STRICKLAND £ CO.,
' Webster Block, ^Front Street, WESTMINSTER.. ".'
S. A. CAWLEY, Chilliwhack, \„-       '„,„«„„..«,«.',„L
T. McNEELY, Ladner's Ldg,' )^»-<-**"ntativos at these pointe. wmW,.
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Boots aod Shoos!
AND WHERE TO GET THEM AT THIS
LOWEST PRICES.
LARGEST BOOT & SHOE STORE !N BRITISH COLUMBIA
LADIES' BOOTS & SHOES
AND WHERE TO GET THE BEST, ASSORTMENT AT
THE LOWEST PRICES.
Misses fc Children's
And Where to, .Get the Newest Styles, Whetfe to Get,the Best
; Quality, and Where-to Buy Them at the Lowest Prices,
REMEMBER, my stock pf fine Boots and Shoes, in the
newest styles, is larger this season than any dealer's in the Province. -:■,-•■::;      ir-1,1 '■;
To buy at Low Prices, to see the Greatest Variety, to get New
Goods (not old shop-keepers), go. to   ■ •■ ■    •
JAMES   ROUSSEAU,
dwtc ■'"SI  Col-a.-na.1oia Street''
BUGGIES!     RUGGIES1
JUS? R^CElVEp,
A (Cab-ldadop
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DUPLEX,- HANDY, BRADLEY & OTHER
Democrat and Express Wagons!
gif The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia."
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tO nsibllriO Weekly British Columbian
■UnUa-c, Utof f», 18W.
From lhc< lillcetln 1'ounlrj.
Mr. Thomas Meldrum, of Oliilcotin,
ho has not paid it' visit to Victoria
tin-lift thai l«jt nineteen/ jean, arrived
op Westniinstor last ovening, and ia
fitlwOritntal. Ho~states that the
opt in his part of tie country are all
anted, and there are good indications
' an abundant harvest to come. There
little in mining news to chronicle,
he Chinese mining company who
ivo been at work on the Soda Crook
its for two years past are now ready
, wash up; and the prospects are that
leir, claim will prove, profitable for
:em. It is expeoted that a large
limber of the Chinese miners who
.vo been working on the Fraser, will
lip this BrJring to the Peace Biver,
[ire tp try their luck. A short time
fate Mr! Meldruni left the IBO-Milo
mse,, that settlement was ■ excited
[it the disappearance of a welLknown
ler named James Dodds, who be-
io demented and wandeiod away
m his home. Searching parties
nd him several days after in tho
ids, entirely nude, and violently in-
-Colonist.
T"-~—' -ti        .-,  .- -.
The III.Falcd glennwr.
ihe>Alaskan, which foundered off
>e "Blanco on the I3th May, was
c iu 1883 at Chester, Pa., by John
,zh & Son, for the Oregon Railway
Navigation  Company.   She  was
ohod August 7 of that year,  but
not start for her destination  for
e months.   Sho arrived in  Port-
i, after having made a good passage
.nd the Horn, April 6, 1884.    Her
was of steel and iron.   The d imen-
s wero :   Length, 275 feet; beam
feet; depth, 14.5 feet; gross ton-
1,717.55; net, 1,259.03.   Accord-
:o tho  inspectors'  certificate ..she
fifty-four stateropnJB, ,108 berths,
was allowed to carry 300 passen-
The full crew  consisted  of a
r, pilot, two mates, two engineers
hirty mon.   Throughout she had
bulkheads.   The machinery con-;
1 of a low pressure  engine 73
s in diameter and 12 feet stroke,
boilers 12' feet long and 13 feet
ameter, made of steel and allowed
rry 50 pounds of steam  to  the
re inoh.   Of life-saving apparatus
Vlaskan had fourteen life-boats
life rafts, four metal life-boats and
preservers.  . She   waB   furnish-
lith a Gates steering appliance.
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MTISH COLUMBIA TIMBER.
fn Capital fcolim We»t-".l large
Mill fur Ihe Inner «lrcr.
3 British Columbia papers  note
Irival at Sew Westminster of Mr.
I Mnclaron, of Ottawa,  and  his
iDnvid and John, with Mr. Leon-
I. Little, of Montreal, in  connec-
Trith the erection of saw mills for
jfaclaren-Rosa lumber  company
i Frasor river nt New  Westmin-
Lit is reported that  these  mills
Jthe largest on tho  coast.   The
■g is to he 465 feet long   by .72
J width, and supplied with  band
/circulars and gangs; all of tlie
I.pprovod makes.   The   extreme
" of the mill is, requisite sawn,
J for timber over 100 feot  long
ling uncommon.
| John Maclaren, son of the pre-
I uf the .company, will - remain to
luirge of the finances and Mr. J.
Indal.l, the well known  eastern
light,' has been secured to super-
1 the construction of  the  mills,
portion of wliich on' account' of
Lat size of the timber to be sawn
pessarily to be of the  strongest
Ter.   The mill is to be built  on
I'perly, somo 400 acres,  -secured
limo ago on (he Fraser river just
Ithe city limits.   The site  iB
|l>e an admirable one, I having
Tisiue frontage on tho Fraaer
there the.largest draft  vessels
II at ill' times, while i the main
■the Canadian Pacific Bailway
Ttho property in the Tsar and is
| ng connected by a side  traok
) mill building.   With river on
I' and. railway, on the other
Til be no lack of shipping facili-
Lmpany is understood to have
[valuable nnd extensive timber
rom both provincial and Do-
[governments of the finest char-
■coaat timber, comprising bell nobis Douglas fir—the  pro-
kmber'of the lower Fraser
T great quantity of. the . highly
[id  cedar.   This cedarsome-
Lied the giant cedar on account
bat size, (trees attaining a dia-
|> to fifteen feet) is a handsome
1/ood, occupying on the const
Ji hero hold by the whito pine.
r-e Stephen's residence at Metis
Rl with this  beautiful  wood.
le pine, spruce and hemlock,
| there are considerable  quan-
in dimensions not found  in
fen forests.   The total  quan-
(■nber in these limits,  we are
is expressed in thousands of
•jf foet.  The company appears
lamply  supplied  itself  with
| operations, the capital stock
0,000.   The members of the
foil besides those above   men-
e, C. D. Rand, of Vanoouver;
ll.- Hijfgins, of New   West-
land Messrs. Frank Ross and
■loss, of Quebec.   From  all
Vie British Oolumbia lumber
cars to be most satisfactory,
I nner of Biiccoss is wishud to
arm in tlieir enterprise.—
^Gazette.
Donald "Truths."
Litst Saturday Williim Fraser, better known as "Scofty," met with an
accident while at work clearing off
ground for the smelting company.
He, with others, was engaged in felling
a tree. In falling, the treo struck
another and kicked back, tho butt end
striking Mr- -Fraser, knocking him
senseless. He, was placed under tho
caro of-Dra. Orton land Campbell, who
say that he will be around in a few
days.
The poople of the Columbia valley',
assisted by all the Indians on Tobacco
plains, intend to celebrate ber most
gracious majesty's seventieth birthday
in royal style. Horso races, athletic
sports, speeches, etc., will be somo of
the attractions, tq say nothing of tho
natural beauty of the place at which
the celebration will beheld. Captain
Armstrong will run his splendid steamer Duchess' for the convenience of
those from 'this section who wish to
iffl-flto the trip. The boat will leave
jGbldeft at, 13 o'clock Thursday, the
■23rd, and return on Sunday; fare for
the round trip $5,
1 Tho government has put tho trail to
Porcupine creek in first class order,
Mr. Cameron finishing up tho job
Thursday. He reports considerable
snow out there, but that is fast disappearing, A few men are on the ground,
and more will follow Monday. Holland & Co. will start a boarding house,
intending to oharge miners the reasonable rate of a dollar a day for board.
The Discovery, the Elsie, and the
Donald Gold Mining Companies will
all bo at work by June 1st. The latter oompany has both shallow and
deep ground, and its stockholders will
either have much money or all be dead
broke in the fall.
Now that the smelting syndicate
has commonced operations in earnest
at Revelstoke, a description of the
plant may not be uninteresting. The
main building will have- a total length
p" 208 feet and a width of 36 feet, and
■in a^dit'on;'there will be au engino
room and sampling works. The engine for crushing and sampling is of
60 horse-power and oan crush 150 tons
a dny. The engine will also be used
for hauling up ore from the stoam-.
boats. There will also be another engine to run tho two furnaces. The
reverberatory furnnco is 16 by 40 feet
and the water-jacket smelter 36 by 72
inches, with a capacity of (10 tons
every 24 houra. In the construction
of the reverberatory furnace 80,000
brioks will be used. The smolter'w'ill
bo located on the banks of the Columbia, half a mile from Farwell and the
same distancofrom the Revelstoke depot. The site has already been cleared,
and men are now at work clearing the
right of way for a half mile siding
and will commence grading it at onco.
The bricks used in the furnace will be
made on the west side of the Columbia, about a mile from Farwell.
Donald Ti'iUh.
(rasing bronze statue which
hrccted in the grounds of tho
iucntion department, Toron-
liory of the Into Dr. Egortoii
■vas unveiled Saturday nfter-
I'ir Alex. Campbell, in the
If a Vast assemblage of peq-
Jeremiah Power Duggan, arrested
the other day in Hamilton, Ont., on a
charge of bigamy, was confronted by
his two wives in the police court on
Thursday. The first wife was Miss
Hannah Clark, of Dunville, and wife
No. 2, Miss Mary Bradt, of Water-
town. He deserted them both, the
latter having two children by him.
The seventieth birthday of her majesty was celebrated right loyally ,'by
Winnipegers and Manitobans. In fthe
city tbe chief attraction was the baseball matches between the Fargo and
Winnipeg teams. Fargo won by 9 to 8
in the exhibition game in the morning.
Iu tho afternoon the game for the International championship Winnipeg
won by 14 to 3. The lacrosse match,
Winnipeg against the 90th, resulted in
a draw.
The Allan line steamship Polynesian
was badly damaged in. Wednesday's
collision with the Donaldson steamer
Cynthia. There is no doubt the Polynesian was to blame, as she was off her
course. The saddest part cf the whole
affair is that the people of Point Aux
Trembles village offered no assistance.
The place is nearly all Frenoh, and
they stood on the banks by the side of
the parish priest offering prayers.
They saw the drowning men, but did
not think of trying to save them. The
Polynesian arrived at Quebec Thursday night, but the officers refuse to
say anything.
Correct estimates of the buildings
burned at the St. Sauvcur, Quebeo,
fire are impossible to obtain, but is believed not to be less than 500 or more,
perhaps 700. The value of the property was $800,000 with an insurance
ot not moro than $200,000. The story
:of the discovery of Major Short's body
is painful in the extreme. Sergeant
Wallaek was to have been married
next week. Ho was a native of Guelph
and was only 28 yoars old. Colonel
Rhodes received n cable despatch from
the princess Louise and -Lord Lome
expressing grief and asking thnt n
wreath be placed on Major Short's
CDffin in thoir names.
News'was recoived nt Winnipeg of
the death in St. Paul en route tn Winnipeg of Hon. A. G. Baiinaiityno, ono
oftho oldest and most respected pioneers of the Red Itiver district. He
was a momber of the city oouncil,
Winnipeg, nud . of tho legislature
and liouse of commons at various periods, and for some time
was a member of the Northwest council He came to tho Northwest in 1846 and took part in the
troubles ot 1870-/72. The body waa
brought to Winnipeg for burial, Deceased was in the employ of the Hudson's Bay Oompany for many years,
having entered it when he was quite a
young man. , He was a native of tho
Orkney islands, Scotland. At one
.time hiB wealth .was great, but the
disastrous boom of 1881-'82 caught
hiin as well as others in a vortex, out
of which he never escaped. His figure on the streets of Winnipeg was a
well-known one many years ago.
Those who know him will regret lo
hear of his death.
late Despatches.
MR, TATE8' CABLE.    .
London; May 21.—There is not the
slightest foundation for the widely circulated report that Ireland is to be
visited this year by cither tho queen
or Prince of Wales. Her majesty goes
to Balmoral for the autumn on loaving
her palace, and the Prince of Wales,
who goes it is asserted to Hamburg
from Carlsbad, will remain on the Continent till toward the end of October.
Everything was ordered tube in roadi-
ness for the queen's arrival at Balmoral
on Saturday Inst, and tho interior of
the castle having just undergone its
annual renovation,-the whole place ia
in spick and span order, whilo all
walks in grounds and private drives in.
the royal forests have been brought
into a trim condition. The date of
her majesty's arrival at Balmoral depends entirely upon the health of the
Princess Beatrice, but she is uot expected until the end of next week.
Tho queen's spring sojourn will be
much shorter than usual, as it is settled she leaves there for Windsor on
Friday, June 21st. The queen hns
lost one of her oldest and moat dovoted
servants in Miss Hildyard. She went
as govorness to the Princess {loyal
arid tho Piince of Wales when "' they
were quite little children, and remained
in the queen's servico ndnrly twenty
years. After leaving the queen Miss
Hildyard lived in the quaint little
house in Regents park. The royal
family wore all much attached to her,
and frequently visited her. Miss Loftus, the maid of honor, is daughter of
Capt. and Lady Katherine Loftus, aiid
niece of Lady Ely. Miss Loftus is a
pretty and bright girl, and went down
to Windsor before she was appointed
to.be inspected by the royal family,
and being approved of, was gazetted.
\'." AT. BUCKINGHAM.
'The'nipst noticeable jewelB at Buckingham palaco Inst Tuesday were ' the
fihe arid huge'sapphires on the Duchess of Edinburgh burden of goms. By
the wny of contrast the most noticeable man WaB tho blind grand duke,
who stood for two whole hours upright and serene amid a brilliance
which ho could only imagine.
. , -THE EMPRESS EUGENIE.   .
.. Those who met the Empress of the
French inthe course of her daily walks
at Malvern last week, in which Bhe
was always accompanied by Naiome
Bourbaki, were surprised to see how
much of her old beauty she still retains. Accompanied by n suite of six
she arrived quite unexpectedly at the
Foley Arms. Her visit to Worcester
shire is likely to bo repeated as her
health was greatly benefitted by the
fine nir of the hills during her stay
Lady Henry Somerset welcomed her
to Eastnnr castle, and although sli
was unable to carry out hor intention
of goingjQKOBf'osee Lady Emily Foley
at Stoke Edith park, she found time
to spend an entire day at Birmingham
and to take numerous drives in tho
neighborhood. Nothing pleased her
more than (ho entire absence of mob
bing, and the respectful sympathy
shown to her by all those whom she
happened to meet,
COUNTERMANDED.
The silver wedding fetes of the
'Comte and Comtcsse DeParis, at the
Star and Garter, which were lo have
brought all the world to Richmond nt
the end df tlje month, havo been sud
denly countermanded although the
Due de Chartres arrived there on
Wednesday. The Frenoh government seems. to have made it clearly
understood that the projected gathering
would be regarded in the light pf an
anti-republican demonstration, and
that the penalty of exile might very
possibly be visited on all those participating in it. Under these circumstances nud especially with a view to the
approaching elections, it was deemed
prudent to abandon the idea. The
celebration will therefore be of a purely domestio character.
is IT AN OMEN.
The house in Portland place now
occupied by General Boulanger was
tenanted last year by Mr. Darcy, the
Australian millionare, who owns the
Morgan mine, but ita florid furniture
evidently belongs to tho epoch of its
original owner, Colonel Ellis, who
won famo as a financial broker and
was suddenly transferred into a
fully fledged colonel and Persian
consul general. By a strange coincidence the great bust of Napoleon
immediately faces the door of tho gen-
. eral's study and figures of Louis XVI
and Marie Antoinette adorn the mantel; and in the drawing room the first
things which meet the eye are the
features of Napoleon 3rd and Empress
Eugenic. Tho genoral's French visitors insist on regarding the relics in
the light of a favorable omen.
.     PAllNKM. CONllllATOLATlill.
London, May 23,—A deputation
fiom the Irish municipal councils
waited ou Mr. Parnell this evening
and presented' him with an address
congratulating him upon being relieved
ot the calumnies with whicli lie had
been charged. Tho address declared
thnt the special commission had already
proven hiin innocent of the charges.
Mr. Parnell thanked the deputation
for its addross and advised the councils
to continue to use their privileges, not
for the purposes of the disintegration
of the empire nor for upsetting the
authority of thequeou, but for helping
Ireland to obtain a realisation of her
legitimate aspirations. Ho said he
never doubtod the Ultimate disproof
of the forgod letters. Ho would rather
have gone to his grave with (ho stigma
of the letters upon him than have submitted Ireland to the humiliation of
tlie ordeal which it was proposed to
place upon her as an accompaniment
to tho enquiry into their authenticity.
"Right," said Mr. Parnell, "hns been
(ranagrossed undor a pretext of an enquiry into crime. Political issues have
been laid before men incompetent to
render a fair decision," Mr. Parnell
said he never contemplated the failure
of parliamentary action for Ireland's
relief.   "If I was convinced of its fu
tility," said he, "I and my colleagues
would not remain in the houso of commons a dny."
NO TRUTH IN IT.
Omaha, Mny 21.—Byron Reed, ono
of (he oldest and wealthiest real citato
men in this city, whon shown the
dispntch from Tocomn,- stating, thnt
Robt. Shiolds had won a suit against
•the old Omaha townsito company in
supreme court, giving him #22,000,000
damages on nccount of tho company
gobbling up his lands on the banks off,
the Missouri river, said that the story
was utterly without foundation. Reed
further stated that thoro novor was
such a caso as Robt. Shields against
the Omaha Townsito Company in tho
supreme court, although Shields was
a party defendant lo an action some
twenty yenrs ago and the court decided
the caso against all of them.
A NASTX AFFAIR.
Chicago, May 24.—John Cronin,
brother of Dr. Cronin, arrived from
Arkansas this afternoon and ho positively identified (he body as that of his
brother. Alexander Sullivan today
has again denied vigorously the charges
of somo of Cronin's friends, that he
knows something of the money shortages vaguely referred to as the begin-
laing of the troublo which led to
'Cronin's murder. Aii attempt may be
made to arrest tho man Long, who
aent the "Fake" interview from Toronto, purporting to be with Cronin.
It is Baid by Cronin's frienda that his
action was inspired, and that he might
divulge important information.
CAN T FLOOR THE O, O. M.
London, May 24.—Mr. Gladstone,
While walking in Picadilly yesterday
afternoon, attempted--to cross the
streets,, and was knocked down by a
cab. The driver did not stop his horse
but endeavored to escape. Mr. Gladstone regained his feet and ran after
the vehicle. He caught up with it and
stopped it until the police afrived; and
arrested tho dri'vor. Mr. Gladstone
was not hurt, and was in his seat in
the House'of Commons this ovening
none tho worso for his trouble. A
rumor iu circulation to-day that the
ex-premier was seriously injured,
created excitement until it became
known that it iras groundless.
A STRONG ALLIANCE.
Berlin, May 25.-The Tagblati
publishes a report of an interview had
by a member of its staff with Signor
Crispi, tho Italian premier. Being
asked if the military convention has
been , made between Germnny and
Italy, Sinner Crispi replied that it
would be improper for him to enter
into details, but he could assure his
questioner thnt tho 'alliance between
the two countries was very strong.
A   CHEAT SCHEME.
London, May 25.—On'e'ol Wo results of the Roman Catholic congresses iu various countries on
the continent has beon the determination to form au international league the object of which shall
be to vindicate the rights of the papacy
to temporal power and tho functions
which wore formerly enjoyed by the
Holy Sen. This scheme has boen
gradually growing, nnd is now fairly
under way. Measures are being already taken to' accomplish tho organization of- the league. Tho leaders
in the Austrian, French, Belgian,
Spanish and Portuguese .congresses,,
constitute n provisional committee to
this.end, who work outside of direct
public appeal. The promoters will de
pond upon their ability to work
upon, and with, events of the
timo through special diplomatic agents
of . the Vatican, who will be
secretly acceeded to several European governments. Outside the triple
alliance the emperor Franz Joaef of
AuBtj-ia hns since tho melancholy death
of Crown Princo Rudolph developed a
very strong religiouB tendency, and
seems to devote himself wholly to serious matters. It is reported among
other things he is very anxious to assist the pope to the recovery of his
firmer temporalities, and is likely fo
exert himself a good deal to this end.
The jIViiuc Freie Prase, of Weill, says
that King Humbert avoided Austrian
Territory in going to Berlin to visit
tho Raiser Williclm and will shun it
with equal cnro on his way home on
account of the imperial attitude towards tho popery.
THE CRONIN MURDER,     ■
Chicago, Mny 25.—A sensational
and probably important clow in
tho Cronin mystery has beon
brought to light in the dis-
covory that Major Simpson, tho
notorious pickpocket, waB once offior-
ed 8100 to kill Dr. Cronin. Simpson's family hnd been treated by
Dr. Cronin and ho divulged the
plot ^tp hiin. Cronin dotuilod
these diets to T. T. Conklin, with
whom ho lived, und hns always insisted
a plot existed fo nsasBinale him. Simpson was scon on Tuesday Wearing diamonds, and showing a largo roll of
money. Ho has since disappeared and
is reportod to have gono to Canada.
A HAWAIIAN. PRINCESS.
Chicago, May 25.—-Tho special parlor cur attached to Ihu overland express oil tho Chicago & Northwestern
road, which arrived here at noon today, wns occupied by a real livo princess and suite. The distinguished visitor was Her Royal Highness Princess
Victoria Kawckin Luualino Kalnnitul
Abilapalapn, duughthor of the Hon,
Archibald Scott 0. Leghorn, and niece
of King Kalakau of Ihe Hawaiin kingdom. She wns accompanied by her
father, Miss C. Lifl'ord and Mrs. J.
Walter, wifo of the English vice-consul at Honolulu. Tho princess, who
is but 14 years of age, is en route to
Europe whero she proposes to complete
her education. She is a typical native
of the Sandwich Islands in complexion
and features, hut speaks English like
a nativo and is extremely vivacious.
The Torontos won the flrat lacrosse
match of the season on the 24th, with
the Shamrocks, by 6 goals to 1.
SCIENTIFIC MISCELLANY.
ThoOape Peninsula, South Africa,
in an arcu of 200 square milos, contains 1750 special of plants, of whicli
102 are pi'chids.
A case of transmission of infection to an unborn child hus occurred in Paris. A child, born during
the convalesenco of the mother from
pneumonia was affected with the
samo malady, and (lied at the end of
five days.
Aftor twenty months trial, Dr.
E. Houze, of the Hospital St. Jean,
Brussels, reports tannin the most
beneficial substance in consumption
lie has known. After the first few
days, expectoration, sweats and
cough diminish, and the appetite
improves.
The perfect combustion of coal
seems to have been effected by Mr.
Wm. Gibbs, of Essex, England. By
means of a fan -and suitable openings, the exact quantity of nir
necessary is applied to the furnace-
ohambors, and the products of combustion issue as hot air, free from
smoke or odor.
Still a Puzzle,—lt is rather
surprising that we cannct yet positively answer tho old questien, Why
is tho sky blue" Prof. Tyndall explained tho color as duo to the
smallness of the solid particles in
tho air, which aro thus able to
reflect only rays of short wavelength; but a later investigator,
Prof. Hartley, believes that the
mysterious ozone exercises some influence on the rays, as a small quantity of ozone gave » sky-blue in a
tube two feet long.
The Germs op Consumption.—A
member of the London Epidemiolo-
gicnl Society states thnt the bacillus
of tuberculosis, or consumption, may
enter the body by inncuiation
through a cut or wound; by means
of the genito-ui'inary mucous membrane; by the product of conceptien,
and by direct hereditary transmission; by the mucous membrane ef the
respiratory traot, and by tho air-
cells of the lungs. The danger from
swallowing the germs with the food
makes it vitally important to avoid
milk from tuberculous cows, and
possibly the flesh of tuberculous
cattle, fowls iind ether animals.
Misnamed Fishes.—Prof, Moe-
.b'us hus proved, as lately stated to
■the BerJitijr,Physiological Society,
that the aiitjjtomicol arrangements of
the flying fish's fins and muscles
make flight impossible. The fish
simply shoots up out of the water
when frightened, and is carried
along by the wind. The buzzing of
the fins, which has been urged as
proof of real flight, is produced when
a strong current of the air strikes
the fins of even a dead fish, and the
rising over tho crest pf a wave pr
the bulwarks, of a ship is explained
by the ascending currents ef air produced whenerer a strong horizontal
wind strikes an elevated object like
the wave or ship.
Tins Life of Man.—Human life
is estimated to have lengthened 25
per cent during the last half century.
"The averago human lifo in Reme,
under Caesar, was 18 years," says
Dr. Tedd, of Georgia, "npw it is 40.
The average in France 50 years ago
was 28, the mean duration in 18S7
was 45--;. In Geneva during the
thirteenth century a generation
played its part upon the stage nnd
disappeared in 14 years; now tho
drama requires 40 years before the
curtain fulls. During the golden
reign of good Queen Bess, in London
and ull the large cities of merry old
Eng!and,"50 out of every 1000 paid
the last debt to nature yearly, which
means, instead of three score nnd
ten, they average but one. Now,
in the city of London, the average
is 47 years."
Ego-Production of Fowls.—According to a late paper by Mr. P.
L. Simtnends, F.L.S., (he standard
yield nnd weight of eggs fer the
different varieties ef dpmestic fowl
aro approximately as givon below :
Light Brahmas and partridgo
Ooohino, eggs 7 to the pound;
thoy Iny 80 to 100 per annum, or
even more, according to treatment
and keeping. Dark Brahmas, 8 to
the pound, and about 70 per annum.
Black, white, and buff Cochins, 8 to
the pound, 100 nr less per annum.
Plymouth Rocks, 8 tp the pound,
100 per annum. Houdan6, 8 to the
pound, 150 per annum. Lit Fleche,
7 tp the peund, 130 per annum.
Black Spanish, 7 tp the pound, 150
per annum. Dominiques, 0 ' to the
pound, 130 poraiinum. Game fewl,
9 to the pound, 130 per annum.
Oreveceeurs, 7 to the pound, 150
per annum; Leghorns, 9 to the pound
150 to 200 per annum, Hnmburgs,
9 to the pound, 175 per annum.
Polish, 9 to tho pound, l'BO per
annum. Bantams, 16 to the pound,
60 per annum. Turkeys, B to tho
pound, 30 to 60 per annum, Ducks,
5 to 6 to the pound, 14 to 28 per
annum, Geese, i to tho pound, 20
por annum. Guinea fowls, 11 to
the pound, 60 per annum. The oggs
ef the modern improved breeds of
fowls havo gained one-third in
weight, as compared with eggs
formerly hud.
THE   TERRIBLE  TEREDO.
A Murine Worm That Dealroys Tlwbqrs
ami Siuka I.ai-,;.] Sliiiis.
A Study of tho history nnd hajbittiof Ibis
oln/ruhji- worm will b-z "found nbitllci' iinlu
tot'ootiug nor unprofitable, snys Hip A'ianUi
CMisffdilloii, Its habitat wan' oi'lgiiiaiiy in
thu tropic sens, but being carried in t.ho
limbers of vessels into North Amoricm nnd
European waters, it has becomo tlio torroi-
niul dread o* wharfmen und niptaius of i-.u-
rhBithofl nailing craft iilonjr the Atlaufiu
mul F.it-iilo coasts, und in the liarbornof
Uifmborn of Mediterranean cities', Accord-
lug to tho classification of Linna'us, thin bivalve, belongs to tho family of Puoludiflw
and gonus teredo, so callod from thoir habit
of destroying oliip or othor timber. Tho
shell is cijually vnlvod, and iu form It, ia
short, thick- and round and widely opon in
Iron., unci roar. This slaellia situated at. the
inner end of a tube, somewhat cylindrical hi
shape, und either straight or crooked, us
tho caso may bo; thin tube boing opon at
each ond in tho lull-grown spccinions, and
lined or contod with a white, chalky paste
or substance, which seems to bo ita digestive apparatus. Tho weapon of the torodo is
not its tooth, as might bo supposed. This
singular animal has still another peculiarity, dependent, however, upon the one last
mentioned, for sinco its instrument is Its
foot, so it feeds itsolf not from tho mouth,
but from tho foot itself. Tho valves above
noted arc simply appendages of the foot. In
fact, if a teredo should have his foot om-
pulated ho would in a most vital sonso
"loso bis grip." In tho center of the
circular opening of tho valves the fool is
protruded, like the blado concealed lu a
spring cano, nnd tho entire arrangement
constitutes u boxing-machine of power Inconceivable in so small au object. But tho
strength ot this machino becomes apparent
when, upon a closer examination, ono notes
tho strong, ruDber-llkc ridgos of tho valves,
which can contract with great force, nnd
the comparatively immense size of tho
grent abductor muscle which enables tho
teredo to use his sharp foot with the caso
of an augor passing through tho softest
pino.
This worm attains often a great longth,
but it is usually from one foot- to a yard
long, its sizo depending on the leng-ji of
timo it has boon in the wood, and frequently on lhe size of the wood itsolf. It is provided with two respiratory tubes, each of
which has a syphon attached to a calcareous, flattened, triangular plato on tho outsido of tho body. It has two heads, if
such thoy can bo called, attached to tho extremity of a tube much smaller than lho
main trunk, and which aro onch (tho small
tubes) about six inches long; or, in other
words, tho main body splits into two small
tubes nt about a foot or six inches frcr.i
whore tho head is in a teredo, and whero
the tail would bo in a snake. This worm is
oviparlous, and when tbo young aro born
(with a smooth sholf) they swim around by
means of a vibratile cilia; sometimes
creeping with the foot until eld enough to
begin work on a pieco of wood. A good,
nico, now pile having been selected, they
fasten themselves to tho wood by means of
t he suction apparatus in their heads, striko
in with their foot and bore inwardly until
only tho hoad remains outside. Thon thoy
fasten themselves to tho very edge, just as
a clerk will fasten sheets of paper togothor;
turning over tho sides of a brass clamp,
and, henceforward, their solo aim, object
and ambition iu life is to grow, boro nud
make sawdust. Small whon they cater,
thoy could no more creep backward out of
their original holo aftor toasting a'month or
two on a rich pino log than a camel conld go
through tho ove of a needle.
Still another species of thiB log-eater is
tho worm classified by Leach, Limnoria
terebrans, gonus lsppoda, which is a minute
Bossifo,oyeii crustacean, nnd which cats into tho piles several foet below tho low
water mark; and in vast numbers, But in
destructive power these latter can not cquul
the teredo. I seen a specimen of a pile attacked by tho teredo, and one channel, beginning almost as small as the diameter of
a knitting needle, gradually widened downward in a tortuous courso until, at un aperture on the opposito sido of tho log (which
had been gnawed lengthways,) tho size of
tho passage had grown to quito an inch in
width, and tho worm had grown in length
seven and eight inches, os nearly as could
bo measured.
On tho coast of California, I am credibly
informed tho teredo sometimes attains a
diumotor of two inches and a longth of
fifteen feet. And, so far as any one knows,
their only food seems to bo tbo dust which
they create rasping thoir way through tho
logs. This dust Is deposited by tho foot In
tho tube lined with the chalky membrane,
and instead of crawling inward aud onward
as their burrowings longthen, thoy simply
grow in duo proportion, their head remaining it its placo. But thero thoy lind their
punishment; for their'sizo thus lndi'daeod
und their log onco consumed and broken off,
thoy fall out into tho water, and their
career ends iu tho maw of the next hungry
fish that chances their way. Oneo their one
log is destoyed thoy can nevor begin lifo
again. So the wise teredo is careful to select a good, big log to begin with.
Another trait of this worm is that it will
never attack floating timber. But woo to
tho ship riding at anchor if her timbors aro
not protected by metul sheetings. Jluny a
noble vessel has been lost with nil on board
in mid ooenn owing to the insidious r-avurcs
mado by tho worm os sho lay quietly in port
taking ou cargo and passoiigers. But us it
rarely happens that thoro is not some visible compensation to nature's \iut-Ks and
creatures, to ovon tho torodo provo needful
by boring into nnd disintegrating tho sunken
wrecks, timbers and other obstructions
which ivould else render navigation in some
harbors dangerous. It is astonishing how
rapidly a wreck will disappear In some
channels particularly infested by lho teredo.
How to prevent thom from ruining a pile
almost as soon ns it was put down was lone,
n vexed quostion with men iu maritime
towns; but experiments una invention have
solved this mattor as thoy have given the
Bolution of many others. The logs nre now
kyanizod or croosotcd. A log properly
treated will have a life of nt least, fjfty
i-cars, and may bid defiance to overy teredo
that ovor bci': t. tz nolo or who would wish
to boro one
"An iiiljustablo ongagoment ring" Is one
of tho latest novelties; but, then, what kind
of an engagement is an adjustable engagement, any way! Tho ring, however, will
fill u long-felt want, for it is mado sons to
Iii, any linger. Tho young man who has »
ring of this kind returned to him wilh lhc
solemn verdict, "We never can bo more
than friends," etc., will not bo obtigwl to
uso it us n watch charm, but can place ii
one Bldo for futuro beBtowal olsowhoro.
To make a good ink for rubber stamps:
Tako aniline, rose or violet, ninety grains;
boil this in ono ounco ot dlstlllo-l water,
then add half a toaspoouful of glycorino and
half as much molnssos. Tho crystals of tho
aniline dyo must bo worked up with tho
boiling water nnd tho other ingredients
added in succession.  This ink doos not
readily smear, aad yot does not wily dry
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A number of reindeer have been
imported from Norway and turned
out in a forest in the nortii of Scotland in the hope that they may
become acclimatized.
H, Rider Haggard has made publishing arrangements for anew story,
in which Queen Esther will prominently figure. The author has gono
to Asia Minor and Persia to study
local celpr.
"Do you realize, darling, tho importance of the step you are about
to take 1" enquired her mamma of. a
girl who was soon to be married.
"I should say I did," was the nnswer,
"ain't I going to wear a dross from
Paris!"
"What's the matter, Bromley""
"I've recovered my valise." "I don't
seo why you should swear in that
way about it." "Oh, you don't, eh 1
The darn thing isn't worth S3, and
it had to turn up just when the company was about to allow mc $50 for
it.   It's just my luck,"
The wildest guesses lnve been
made in Paris and other parts | of
France as to the range of vision
from the Eiffel tower. The real
limit, according to the Temps, is '10
miles, which takes in Fontuinebleau,
Mantes and Pontoise, and even this
area can only be viewed in exceptionally clear weather.
One of tho teachers in the Second
Ward school, Alleghany, celebrated
the centennial by telling hor scholars
the history of Washington, and then
requiring them to write what they
remembered of it. This is what one
of the youngest scholars wrote: "Q.
Washington chopt with his hatchet
and burst iuto teers."
A egotistical Buffalo batohelor
boasts that he has kissed just 923
girls. How much manlier it would
have been iu this Buffalo man, says
an exchange, to have married ono
good girl and kissed her 923 times
during the honeymoon. It would
have been pleasantev for both and
less diffusive on his part.
There is a family living in Ohio,
says an exchange, whoso ages are
101, 109, 111, and 115 years. The
lady of 111 would probably havo been
mueh older if her life had not beon
shortened by smoking, a praotice
which she kept up for about seventy
years. She has a family of promising boys and girls, tho youngest of
whom is a lad bf 70.
"If I gave you a pound of metal
and ordered you to make the most
of it, what kind of metal would you
select 1" asked a well-known jeweller.
"Gold, of course," wob the prompt
reply. "I'd prefer a pound of steel,"
said tho jeweller, "and I'd havo it
made into hair springs for watches.
A pound of such springs would sell
for an even ?140,000."
The Episcopal Bishop of British
Columbia is now in England. At
a bioakfast given in Cambridge, he
spoke of his work and described his
house as follows : A simplo wooden
shanty without windows or roof,
and the first thing he and his wife
had to do, was to nail strips of
calico across tho roo* to keep out
the moonlight.—Ex.   Who is   he 1
One of the Australian courts is
called upon to decide a novel and
difficult question. A Roman Catho-
lio merchant left in his will a bequest of $7,000 to bo used to deliver
his soul from purgatory. Tho executor demands legal proof from tho
local priests that the conditions of
the will have been complied with
before he will pay over the  money.
Samoa, which is attracting so
much attention now, is generally regarded as a SHvage islnnd, but a
largo proportion of the people are
Christians. A missionary says : "I
would guarantee to take the first
twenty men, women and children
that 1 should meet with in Samoa,
and I would luck them in Bible
knowledge against any twenty I
should meet in this country,"
Th" number of queer and foreign
names in the list of the English navy
is accounted for by the custom in
old times of converting every captured vessel to tho service of the
captor with the old name retained.
As the eriginnl vessel woro out, the
one that was built to replace it received tlie same name, so that all
such names commemorate somo
victory won in former times.
According to the latest British
population returns, Ireland has less
than five millions, while Scotland has
more than four. Tho steady strcnm
of emigration is, of cpurse, telling
upon Ireland, while tho tremendous
growth of the manufactures and
other industrial cccupatipns in Scot-
land has attracted many Irishmen
there. Scotland's population in
1888 is put down at 4,034,150.
Von MoHke's objection to intrusting private soldiers with a riflo
v hich can bo fired too easily appears
justified since two Gerninn regiments
havo held a sham battle with an
imaginary enomy consisting of
wooden palisades. Tho command
wns three times given to "firo ut
will," and 220,000 rounds wero fired.
About nine-tenths  of  the  bullets
went clean over tho palisades.
Tho oldest member of the house
of commons, the Right Hon. Charles
Villiers, aged eighty-seven years, is
in danger of eviction from his house
at Chelsea by Earl Cadogan, who
owns tho old mansion, and wants to
pull it down to make room for street
improvements. Mr. Villiers, who is
a Unionist, has taken to - his bed,
and says he will stay there till his
landlord consents to a compromise.
Tho little schoolgirl at San Diego,
named Sadie Marigold, who killed
the rattlesnake in the schoolyard,
should receive some substantial mark
of appreciation of hor courage. To
kill a rattler when it is coiled takes
nerve which many grown men lack.
As many small children were playing in the yard at the time, it is
probable that some of them would
have been bitten but for the nerve
shown by this girl.—Ex.
A good story is going tho rounds
of the British press about Mr. Glad
stone. Invited to subscribe to a
certain charity, he replied on tho
usual postal card that inuumerable
applications of tlio kind were received by him, and thnt he had to
confine his donations to local needs.
The post-card was duly put up' to
auction, fetching two guineas, and
the G. O. M. appeared on the list of
subscribers as n donor to that
amount.
The first train over tho Canadian
Pacific's now line through the Northern Maine backwoods had rather a
strange experience", says a recent
despatch. The train was brought to
a dead stop in the woods by millions
of caterpillars, which took a fancy
to crawl on the rails and defied every
device essayed for removing them,
until another locomotive was sent to
the rescue. Moreover, droves of
mosquitoes swooped down on the
train men and - drank their blood.
Tlio caterpillars covered the rails for
eleven miles.
We pay our Dominion legislators
§1,000 per session, or at the rato of
$1G per working (lay. In Austria
and Franco the indemnity is but §5
a day; in Donmark, S3; in Germany,
$2; in Norway, §3,25. Belgium
allews $75 per month ; Greece $100
a montli to senators and $50 a month
to commoners; and Sweden, $335
per session of sixteen weeks. The
gentleman who declared that he
would rather make the pootry of the
peoplo than their laws did not know
how much moro profitable law-inuk-
ing is in Oanada than it is in
Europe.—Ex.
A piece of fat pork succeeded in
starting a remarkable series of accidents in a Crawfordsville (Ind.)
household. It had boon placed in a
pan in the oven of a stove, caught
tire and blazed out into the room.
A boy helped tho situation by throwing ou water, when the hot grease
was scattered over him, burning
him severely. He bolted out of the
door and fell over his little brother,
knocking the latter senseless, and
at the same time the father, hastening to the burned child's assistance,
fell down stairs and was rendered
unconscious. Tho fire meanwhile
went out.
The number of arrivals of immigrants in the United States during
the nine months ended March 31ot
last was 255,707, as against 293,-
231 for the samo period in tho previous fiscal year. The contribution of
every foreign country except Russia shows a decrease, the falling off
in the caso of Great Britain uud
Ireland being 12,000, and in that of
Italy 8,000. The decadence in
Italian immigration is due to the
rush to the Argentine Republic,
while emigration from the United
Kingdom Tuts lessened on account of
the return of prosperity there, work
nt good wages being plentiful.
It is claimed by a number of Rus
sians in Snn Francisco that the Russian church, whicli was destroyed by
lire in tliat city recently nt a loss of
$20,000, wns burned by an incendiary with the ol.joot of concealing
misappropriation of funds and getting rid of Bishop Vladimir, who had
a nanow escape from tho burning
building. Those members claim
that the Russian churcli there is
nothing but a detective agency, and
that tho clergymen are acting as
spies for the Russian government;
that the affairs of tho church are in
the hands of an unscrupulous ring,
and that two bishops havo already
buen murdered.
Chauncey M. Dopew's versatility
as a dinor-out was well demonstrated
on a recent Saturday ovoning. Ho
was engaged to prosido at the Grant
birthday dinnor at Delmonico's. Ho
was also booked to appear at the dinnor given in honor of Ministor
Whitelaw Reid at the Lotos club.
After standing the dinner at Dol-
moiiico's, Mr. Depew jumped in a
carriuge and was driven to the Lotos,
He joined tho dinner at tho roast.
Being early called upon he made ono
of his delightful speeches, and Uion
hnstened baok to Delmonico's.
There ho delivered a beautiful tribute
to Grant's memory, and introduced
tho other speakers of tho evening.
It hos been suggested that the
year 1892, tho four hundredth anniversary of the discovery ef America by Christppher Columbus, would
be a good time to change the name
of the United States to Columbia.
The New York Tribune thinks,
however, that the country can worry
along for another century with its
present name, and moves in amendment that the change be postponed
until 1992. It is a pity, though,
that our neighbors do not adopt a
name for their country wliich would
enable them to assume a more distinctive appellation than Americans. The Patagonians are just as
mueh Americans as they are.—Ex.
Tho chief obstaclo in the way of
relieving the famine in Northern
China is the lack of railways. To
those who advocate railways the
Chinese statesmen say -. "The country has got along for some thousand
years without them, and thoreforo
does not neod them. Moreover,
they would deprive of work the
thousands of men who now transport goods from place to place on
tlieir backs or with wheelbarrows
and carts. There had always been*
famines from time to lime, and it
was evidently meant that they
should continue, If it were desirable to stop them, nnd railways
would do it Confucius wpuld have
said so."
Count Tolstoi, tho Russian minister of the interior, whoso death
has beon announced, was an uncompromising opponent of the spread of
liberal ideas—a very different man
from the Tolstoi in whom intelligent
men nnd women of all Christendom
aro interested. When minister of
public instruction he established the
schools on a classical basis, thus
virtually shutting out the Russian
youth. Through his control of the
police system freo speech was
smothered. He believed, in short,
that Siberia was the best remedy
for social discontent, and there is
somo retributive signification in
thinking that he may be longing for
Siberia himself by this  time.—Ex.
The following is going the rounds
of the press; A neat story is told
of a Roman Catholic priest in Victoria, whose sermons are usually of
a practical kind. On entering the
pulpit on Sunday he took with him
a walnut to illustrate the character
of the various Christian churches.
He,told the people the shell was
tasteless and valueless—lhat was
the We'sleyari Church. The skin
was nauseous, disagreeable and
worthless—that was the Presbyterian Church. He then said ho would
show thom the Holy Roman Apostolic Ohurch. Ho cracked the nut
for the kernel and—found it rotten!
Then his roverance coughed violently and pronounced the benediction.
The Btate of New York has provided itself with the necessary apparatus and will hereafter executo
ite criminals by electricity. The
innovation may not do all that is
claimed for it in the way of diminishing the sufferings of criminals
doomed to death, but it has, thinks
an exchange, one decided advantage
for the posterity of the criminal over
the old method. It will permit them
to refer to the manner of taking off
of their ancestor without creating
suspicion, for in thu near future
deaths from electrio shocks prbniiBe
to bo frequent enough to render
them anything but uncommon, while
hanging must always remain an exceptional and dubious mode pf making exit frem life.
The attention of the opponents of
"the dance" is respectfully direoted
to one Grasshopper, an American of
distinguished lineage, who aspira
to be the McAllister of Montana.
Grasshopper, whose family name is
Sioux, thinks it time that his folks
and liis neighbours, the Cheyennes,
should have a Sun-dance, and he is
busying himself very earnestly about
the preliminary arrangements. He
got up such a party last year, and it
took seven companies of United
States tropps tp soe tho Sioux home
after supper. Invitations have been
issued for a day next week, but the
Fetleral uuthoritioa disapprove ol! his
plans, and will endeavor to put
him off of tho committeo and prevent the dance.—Am. Paper.
The question "Is n soldier's life
worth living"" is answered by Lord
Wolseley, in The Fortnightly Review,
in the affirmative. His contention
is that tho lifo is not merely tolerable, but delightful. The man who
thrusts himself forward in the deadly
breach is for the moment, it
were, a great electrical accumulator
highly charged with animal magnetism, whicli he seoms to give off from
him to all around him. Tho meanest -ereature who has ovor felt it
will, he thinks, always afterwards
acknowledge that, for this moment
alone, a soldier's life is worth living.
Itisa rapturous pleasure, far beyond
nil other earthly onjoyments; an
intense realization of an ecstaoy unknown to tho proudest, the richest,
who has not so fought for his country.
Tho Buffalo Express pleads for
the honest use of cotton-seed oil, tho
chief objeotion to tho articlo being
that it is made to masquerade as
olivo oil or lard.   The JJaine  shftd
and herring, which are sold as sardines, are packed in it, as are also
very many of tho European sardines.
Tho supply of olive oil is much too
small for the purpose. Much of the
so-called lard of commerce is also
either pure cotton-seed oil or a mixture of it with real lard, and it is
said to be difficult to detect the
difference between the spurious and
the genuine article. Chemists have
pronounced it a wholesome article
of food, and the Express contends,
therefore, that there is nothing to
lose and much to be gained by the
honest sale of it under its own name.
An interesting calculation, solving
the question of how many minutes
have passed at the end of 1888 since
the beginning of tho Christian era,
has been published in an article
which appears in a recent issue of
the "Neuesto Naohrichten" (Mun-
chen) The result will be a surprise
to a good many, for not oue milliard
have elapsed. The writer gives us
tho figures of his calculation, and
figures are acknowledged tobo stubborn things. He states, that 18"
multiplied by 365 dnys equals 689,-
'120 days, to which must be udded
,460 leap days, making a total of
689,580 days, which contain 16,-
549,920 hours, or 992,995,200 minutes, that is, 7,004,800 minutes less
than a milliard, The full milliard
of minutes will not be reached until
10:40 a.m. on April 68, 1902.
John MoKenzie, Writing from
Dakota to the Pictou (Halifax)
News, fells the following sorry tale
and gives the following good advice
appended : You ask hov/ I like living in Dakota. Last year it took
all our crops to meet our payments
and we had a good crop; We were
expecting to have the same this
year and get a little ahead. The
crop grow to prefection and all the
farmers felt in good cheer over tlieir
wheat and the money it wasto bring
after being sold at the elevator. But
to our great sorrow and misfortune,
in August tho early frost camo and
left us penniless. Wo are worse
off now than when we came to this
country six years ago. Last week
I saw a neighbor setting fire to a
30 acre field of wheat, and. he is
going to try another year, but a
great many aro going to othor parts.
My advice to Nova Scotians is to
stay at home, or, if they must lenve,
go to British Oolumbia, where there
are right laws, mild winter, nnd a
climate to suit the',fai-meiv la
St. Paul, who took but small
account of the charms of women,
declared, "If a woman have long
hair it is a glory to her." The same
sentiment has descended through the
centuries, if we except the late
interval when a French fashion of
bobbing heads held sway for a few
months. It is noticeable that of
the majority of women few liavo
abundant heads of hair, and quality
gives way to quantityj'lfhe finer the
hair, tho less there is npt to bo of it.
It is also a niatter of comment that
the abundant tresses that crown tho
heads of many girls, become conspicuously scant us they approach
their thirtieth year. The causo of
this deterioration can be traced, in
many casos, to tho rage for blonde
hair. That not blonde by nature
becomes blonde by art; and sapped
of its vitality by injurious washes,
soon deadens and falls out. But
another cause of this early loss of
hair is without doubt the failure to
give it proper care, and as the vigor
of youth departs, the growth of tho
hair .perceptibly weakens. Hair
should be.well brushed, but never
combed, says an authority, aud the
fine-toothed comb is an abomination.
—it'll!.
Captain Kennedy lias written an
interesting articlo for the Norlh
American Review, In it he tells of
an experience he had in mid-ocean,
while commanding tho steamer Baltic, in 1883. Ho was eating dinner,
when a servant whispered in his oar
that tho vessel was on fire. Without losing any time, tho captain
quickly arose and repaired to the
deck, where smoko and llamos were
pouring in huge volumes from the
forward ventilators, Several streams
were soon playing on the burning
cargo, but without having any per-
ceptsble oft'ect. Tho captain relates
what followed in these words: "At
the time she was running before a
strong westerly gale and heavy soa.
An idea suddenly flashed through
my mind, and I at once determined
to act upon it. I went up on the
bridge, and, calling to all who were
on deck, told them to get under
cover as quickly as possible. I immediately ordered tho helm to be
put to port, bringing the sea nearly
abeam, A tremendous wave broke
on board, filling tho hatchways and
flooding the deck. Tons of water
poured down below, and, instead of
blaok Bnicko issuing from tho hatch,
I bow a cloud of steam ascend, proving that tho firo was undor control.
1 kopt the ship before the wind and
sea, and sot all hands to work hoisting up link's of cotton. In about an
hour thoy reached the placo whero
tho liro commenced, nnd I had tho
satisfaction of seeing it vory soon
extinguished,"
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Province. Our superior line of Stpves a]
low prices do the business.
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Immense Sale of Boots and Shi
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Commencing February gth, i88g.
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$0,000 worth of Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Rubber Goods, Shoe Findit.
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Wednesday Morning, May SMI, 18811.
Press Despatches.
Montbeai, May 23.—The bodies of
those drowned in yesterday's collision
are still undiscovered. The wrecked
sailors are putting in their' time the
best way they Can and will leave for
Scotland by the next steamer. Father
Laoour, of Pointe aux Tiembles, today apologised fur the conduct of those
of his parishdners who stood on the
bank and bow the tailors drowning, by
saying there were very fow of them
and tho whole thing happened so
rapidly lhat they were taken aback
and did not know what to do. The
priest admitted thut thoro were one or
two boats on the shore that might
have been used, but there were no oars
in thein. The conductor of the street
car company who refused to take the
shipwrecked men aboard has been suspended for a week. . No attempt will
be made to raise the Oynthia. She
will be left to the insurance companies
to reeovor what they can.
London, May 24.—John Bright's
will was swum to to-day. It bequeaths
the estate valued nt about £8,600 to
his children. No public bequests.
. San Franoisoo, May 24.—The U.S.
revenue steamer, "Rush," which has
been lying in stream for several weeks,
awaiting instructions from Washington, received orders at an early hour
this morning to proceed nt once to
Alaska, and also continue her cruise
throughout Behring Sea. The commander nf the Bush,before leaving, received copios ut the diffieront sections
of the U. S, statutes referring to the
protection of governments sealing interests in its northern territory.
Madkas, India, May 25.—Cholera
is raging in a violent form near here.
There were a thousand deaths last
Week.
London, Muy 25,—A local paper
Bays: If the elements fuvor her in
New York, the Valkyrie will make a
hot race for the America cup, as it is
said by all hands that she is much
faster than most of the yachts that
have gone over for tho trophy.
Birmingham, Ala., May 25.—Just
at sundown yesterday a duel lo the
death was fought in a dense wood
about two' miles from Brownsville, a
small country village in Madison county. George Wilson and James Roun-
tree, young farmers, wore the principals in the affair. Wilson was killed
at the second fire. For several months
the young men have been paying attentions to the snme young lady. They
had been warm friends since boyhood,
but through their rivalry became very
jealous of euch other.
San Fkancisco, May 25.—The origin of the liro which destroyed the
Greek Russian church last Tuesday has
just been discovered. It was caused
by lighted cigarette Stumps which wero
thrown among the decorations by some
sailors of tho Russian corvette
"Kreysser" who had visited the edifice.
Bonn, May 25.—Tbe jury in the
case of Mrs. John Page, on trial for
the murder of her husband, after
being out seventeen hours, thia morning returned a verdict of not guilty.
The first ballott stood 11 for acquittal
and one for conviction. Page and his
wife frequently quarreled, and on tho
night nf February 15th the husband
got a dose of poison which killed hin.
At the corouer's inquest a ten-year-old
step-daughter of the deceased testified
that her mother fixed the fatal drug.
On this evidence Mra. Page was held
for murder, but on trial yesterday the
child wus not called to the witness
stand.
Eureka, Cal., May 25.—A verdict
for 96,000 was rendered last night for
the plaintiff in the case of B. Callahan
against tho Eureka & Eel River B. VL.
oompany. Callahan's little son while
playing on the turn table had a leg
broken and a suit was entered for 920,-
000 damages.
Boston, May 25.—The preliminary
statement of the Union Pacifio Railway earnings for April shows 82,153,-
287; same month last year (3,800,855;
net $791,806; decrease 8324,813. For
four monthB to April 30th. gross 87,-
928,733; decrease $760,386, net 82,-
699,464; decrease $591,446.
San Fbanoisco, May 25.—The ship
Alex Gibson haa just arrived from
{Seattle in charge cf the mate. Off
Cape Blanco, the place where the str.
Alaskan went down, Captain Sheed,
master of tho vessel, jumped overboard
and was drowned.
San Francisco, May 25.—Ono million four hundred and ninety four
thousand three hundred pounds of
wool have been shipped to New York,
Massachusetts, and Connecticut thus
for this month. Most of it was forwarded by the O.P.R.
Athens, May 27.—Tho long continued efforts of the Greeks of Crete
to shake off the Turkish yoke have at
laat culminated in deciaivo action.
Crete assembly has voted for the annexation of the island to Greece.
London, May 27. — The Cronin
murder oase has been eagerly taken up
here, particularly by the Times ae an
evidence of brutality and general corruption among Irish-Americans.
Berlin, May 27,—Several largo
warehouses in Lubeo harbor were
burned yesterday, and $600,000 worth
of cotton and flax were destroyed.
Bekun, May 27.—The strike troubles in Westphalia have readied a serious crisis. The miners are exasperated at the failure of the employees to
fulfil their promises, threaten to resort
to violence and are encouraged by
their committee at Bochion. The arrest of the chairman of the strikers'
oommittee, on Saturday, has been followed by the arrest of the entire oommittee on the ground that their action
is calculated to oroato disorders.   The
authorities have taken possession of
the committee rooms nud seized all
books and papers. The committee
consists of fifty members.
London, May 27.—Recently AgneB
Robertson, the former wife of Dion
Buucicuult, secured judgment against
the actor-for alimony which he had not
paid und the court gave her permission
to sell Boucicanlt'a English copyrights,
Boucicault has entered an appeal in the
case, and the court prohibits, for the
present, the seizure and sale of the
copyrights.
Paris, May 17.—It is rumored hero
that King Humbert renounced his intended visit to Strasburg in deference
to a telegram, from Queen Marguerite,
from Rome, appealing to him not, to
give such an affront to the French.
Washington, May 27.—The government has decided that its interests in
Alaska shall be protected. The U. S.
str. Adams, which was under sailing
orders for Honolulu nnd was expected
to leave on Tuesday, but a telegram
has been Bent to tho commandant uf
the Mare island navy yard to detain
her. She will go north in company
with the Iroquois, and both vessels
will leave early in the week fur  Sitka.
San Francisco, Mny 27.—The
U. S. revenue cutter Bear went up to
Mare Island this morning to tuke in
new guns. She will leave in a few
days for Point Barrow, Alaska. Thu
cutter Bush lias returned to pnrt and
has ulso gone to the island to get in n
new supply of ammunition and three
new guns. The officers of the Bush
evidently mean business, and when
sbe gets north she will be in condition
to cope with the British vessels that
have been eent there to protect the
private sealers who are going to run
the gauntlet of American men-of-war,
and catch seals.
Oakland, May 27.—Five boys
kicked in the door of a Chinese laundry late last night. One of the inmates came cut with a pisfol and fired,
fatally wounding Charles Walters, A
crowd gathered and an attempt was
made to lynch the Ohinaman, but officers arrived and arrested ail the inmates, twelve in number, and conveyed
them to jail.
New York, May 27.—T. P. O'Connor, M. P., London, cables to the
Morning World. "The topic on
which people are talking is the difficulty the government are finding to secure a successor to Lord Londonderry,
lord-lieutenant of Ireland. Although
thore is a salary of $100,000 a yoar attached ta the position the post is going
a-begging. It has been offered to
several peers in succession and has boon
respectfully declined by all of thom.
tt is suggested that the Prince of
Wales or some other member of the
royal family should go over there. It
is remarkable that the one method of
escape wliich has offered itself tu tho
government is to send Prince Albert
Victor over to Ireland, and to make
this the excuse for giving him an annual grant of £12,000. This grant
Will be fiercely opposed by the radicals,
and will be very unpopular in the
country.
Washington, May 27.—Gen. Lew
Wallace, of Indiana, and Nathaniel
Tucker, of Virginia, who have been
appointed commissioners to Hayti to
endeavor to bring about peace between
the contending factions there, are announced to sail for Port au Prince on
Wednesday on the U. S. str. Rear-
sarge.
Auckland, New Zealand May 27.—
Later news from the Samoan Islands
has just been received. Admiral Kim-
berley has succeeded in his efforts to
stop hostilities for the time being, and
Mataafa and Tamassese have agreed
to a truce pending tho conference at
Berlin. Admiral Kimberley has again
despatched the steamer Nipsic to this
port, additional repairs having been
made. She is escorted by H, M. S.
Albert, which was also saved from
general shipwreck at Apia.
Chicago, May 28.—That P. O'Sullivan, the Lakeview iceman, made a
full confession yosterday concerning
his connection with tho murder of
Cronin and gave to the police the
names of several persons implicated in
tho awful crime, iB confirmed this
morning. Capt. Schaack when asked
about the matter hesitated and finally
said: "Well there is no use in denying it, Sullivan gave ua a good many
valuable pointers, but we can't give
them out now without hurting our
case." Ohief Hubbard when questioned in the matter admitted that a
wellknownman isbeing closely watched
and that while ho is at liberty to go
whero he choosea in this city he is partially under arrest, and any attempt
oh his part to leave the city would result in his being .placed behind the
bars. Chief Hubbard waB at work all
night and was at his desk early this
morning. He refused to say whothor
there wore any arrests made sinco Sullivan was taken into custody, but
from his manner it was inferred several arrests were mado last night.
San Francisco, May 28. — The
Chronicle this morning saya that President Adams of the Union Pacific, has
acknowledged that the company has
begun taking estimates for a new line
of road to run parallel to the Northern
Pacific from Portland, Oregon, to
Seattle W. T„ at a cost of $4,000,000.
The distance by the Union Paoific is
about 186 miles, which oan be cut
down, so the president says, to 175
miles by running a "bee line" to
Seattle and a branch line to Tacoma.
Bridgeport, Conn., May 28.—Two
freight trains collided on Housatlo R.
R., near Trnmbell station, early this
morning.   Two men wero fatally  in-
i'urcd.   Both engines  were  wrecked
eyond repair and sovoral cars  were
smashed to pieces.
New York, May 28.—Referring to
tho withdrawal of the appointment of
the commissioners to settle the Haytian war, the Herald says this morning: Tho real reason for this coup
d'etat is withhold from everybody.
Hippolyte had already assured our
government, through an unofficial
source, that he would be glad to offer
to the United States tho privileges of
a naval station at Mole St. Niello],
which would give us coveted and decidod advantages. Ho also said he
would be happy to draw the ties closer by additional treaty privileges, and
render more intimate tlio relations of
the countries. After tlio appointments hud been officially announced,
news wus received at the state department from tho consul at- Cape
Haytien, that tho ultimnto triumph of
Hippolyto's fnrocs was now assured';
that it wub only a question of a tew days
when he would be muster Of the situation, and that Legitime would bo compelled to surrenderor flocfromthe country. Theobject which theadministration
had in sending out this commission of
special envoys to Hippolyte at this
time would not in all probability exist
two weeks hence, and the instructions
under which they might now depart
might be useless on their arrival at
Cape Haytien. Until the state department has further information us
to the statics of the contest in Hayti,
it is deemed advisable to cancel the
appointments.
Kalamazoo, Mich., May 28.—John
Earle a heavy grain buyer at Schoolcraft, this county, has failed fcr an
amount variously estimated from 840,-
000 to $100,000. Assets vory small.
Mnny farmers lose heavily. Bad
wheat speculation is assigned as the
cause.
London, May 28.--The Parnell
commission will adjourn on Friday
next and not reassemble until June
18th, when Thomas Condon and John
O'Connor, nationalist members of parliament, now serving terms of imprisonment undor the crimes act, will be permitted lo come to London to testify in
the case. Mr. Reid, Parnell's counsel,
produced some of tho books of the
nationalist league which havo been in
tho. possession of Mis. Maloiiey of tho
Dublin Times. He said, lie could
have procured the books before if the
commission had subpoenaed Mrs. Ma-
loney.
Berlin, May 28.—The Samoan
Commission resumed ils sittings to-day,
During the adjournment numerous
dispatches passed between tho AmeriJ
can commissioners and the state department nt Washington. The most
difficult questions are uow thought to
have boen settled, and little actual
work remains to bo accomplished.
London, May 28.—The yacht Valkyrie was defeated to-day in a race with
the Irex and Yarana. The race was
from Hnrwick to South End, along the
Essex coast. The Irex came in first,
Varann second and Vulkyrie third.
The official time is, Irex, 3, 3, 44;
Yarana, 3, 25, 23; Valkyrie, 3, 26, 22.
Belgrade, May 28.—In a riot whioh
occurred lust night a gen d'arme was
killed, a lieutenant badly wounded and
the coiotielcominnndingspmeof the military was dragged from his horse by the
mob and maltreated. The troops,
howover, were not allowed to fire into
the rioters.
Maple Ridge Ooincll.
Council met at the Town hall on
May 4th ns a court of revision, when a
number of complaints were heard and
the roll revised us directed by the
oourt. The fifth regular meeting of
the council was then held. Present,
the reevo and councillors Ferguson,
Stevenson, Callaghan and Isaac). -
Communications were received from
Oity olerk, New WestminBter, re district folders; clerk instructed to reply
that amount of contribution of this
municipality could not be paid uutil
taxes for this year were oollected, anu
asking that folders be forwarded for
distribution. From W. H. Ansill re
btidge on Centre seotion line. From
New Era Lodge I. O. G. T.; laid over
till next meeting. Bills were received
from T. Cunningham re quarantine;
T. F. Sinclair, do.; Mrs. Annie Smith,
do.; laid over till next meeting,
Moved by Coun. Ferguson, seconded
by Coun. Callaghan, that the clerk
notify superintendent of O. P. B. that
if any more dirt is thrown into Kanaka
creek action will be taken against the
company, the dirt already thrown in
having caused the stream to overflow
its banks,
Vouchers were ordered to be issued
in favor of Miss L. Willey, for $34.50,
and to secretary of trustees of Methodist parsonage for $50, in full of their
respective claims against the municipality on quarantine service.
Moved by Coun. Isnncs, seconded by
Coun, Callaghan, that the assessment
roll for all purposes for the year 1889
and finally closed.
Councillors Ferguson and Stevenson
were by resolution appointed members
of the board of license commissioners
for this municipality.
Council then adjourned till next
regular meeting.
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Richmond Council.
Council met on Saturday May Hth;
all present.
Communications.—From A, Ewen,
complaining of assessments; filed.
From P. S. Firbroche, asking that his
name be placed on the assessment roll;
granted. From the city olerk of Vancouver, enclosing copy of resolution
passed by that counoil on the 15th of
April referiing to a breach of public
faith on the part of this counoil in not
constructing hridges over North Arm;
this communication and resolution was
nob received, but the olerk was instructed to return the same to the
council of Vancouver, by resolution of
the council, stating in the same that
their resolution was based on a misrepresentation of the ease in question;
that there nevor was nny definite arrangement made with that city or the
O, P. R. Co., further that this corporation would raise one half of the estimated cost of the structures (viz $10,-
000) if tho provincial government
would pay tho other half; that the
amount required to complete the work
would bs noarly double that amount;
that this counoil did raise the $10,000
agreed upon; that this corporation
oould not assume tho position of principal in the matter, had left all in the
hands of the government, and, in fact,
had dr.no everything in its power to
hasten the construction, and claimed
that this council has not iu any manner attempted to Bhirk its obligations;
further that, white this council was
doing all that was possible to do, the
Vancouver council had passed-'a most
unwarrantable und unjustifiable resolution, and hud made an unjust and
unreasonable demand, and placed this
corporation in a false light before the
publio—a matter very much j to be regretted, because it given grounds for
believing that the resolution was
prompted by selfish motives, and because it is likely to endanger and
chock the growth of the unity that did
and should exist between that city and
this corporation. A copy in full, of
which the above is only a small part
has beon forwarded to the mayor of
Vancouver, with the objectionable
resolution enclosed. A petition signed by Alex. Kilgour and 15 others,
ratepayers of Scu Island, asking the
council to adhere strictly to the scheme
of opening tlie road along the river
from the road ut the Presbyterian
church to the bridge location. Petition received uud referred to the
board cf works to report on at next
meeting.
Report.—To the reeve and council ; gentlemen : We, your committee,
appointed at lust meeting, beg to report that we have in accordance with
your instructions withdrawn the $10,-
000 on deposit and have placed the
same in the Bank of B. 0,, New Westminster, to the credit of the municipality; further, that we havo mado
satisfactory preliminary arrangements
with secietary I. B. Fisher, manager
of the bank, for the guarantee of the
forthcoming of the $13,750 as soon as
the debentures ean be signed and
placed in the bank, until sueh time as
they cun be sold; further, that we
have called for tenders for the purchase of $15,000 ln debentures, made
payable iu 25 years, that your committee will complete such debentures as
soon as they receive the samo from the
printer, und place them in the Bank
of B. O. for the purpose as above
stated. (Signed), Tuos. Kidd, O. D.
Sweet.
The board of works reported having
let contracts as follows: one mile of
ditch and road on road no. 5 running
north from road no. 9, for $1.25 per
rod; one mile on road no. 6, and ubout
' milo on rond uo. 9, the latter nt
$2.25 per rod; i mile on road no. 13,
Sea Island, to Wm. Gray, at $6.75 per
chain, to be completed by the 10th of
June; recommending also that road no.
2 from public wharf to road no. 9 be
eulnrged by cutting a ditch on the
south side. Reports adopted, and the
board of works instructed to let a contract for the work on road no. 2.
The highway bylaw was considered
in committee of the whole, amended
and read a third time.
Council ad jouruod for one week.
Council met May 18th. Present
Reeve Kidd and Couns. Stewart, Daniels, Garratt and Blair.
Communications. — From James
Crawford, Victoria, -asking for *
copy of loan by-law and other
particulars,, with a view of tendering for debentures. Referred to
committee on regulations re "loan."
From Robinson & Gage, protesting
against the council locating a road
across section 28. Laid on the table.
Coun. Daniels reported that he had let
a contract on road No. 5 to Ah Sam
at $1.55 for ditch and road.
Coun. Blair reported having let a
contract on road No. 2, from wharf
to road No. 9, to Tuek Yuen, at $1.25
per rod; further that he had examined
No. 1 road and found the earth caved
in in several places and some old logs
lying in the ditch whicli he recommended should be removed. Report
adopted.
Couns. Stewart and Garratt reported
that on the Garppir estato they found
the location on section 20 suitable for
a road from road 13 to the slough, but
thought the read should be
constructed inside the dyke the rest
of the way to the bridge location. Report adopted.
On motion the reconsideration of
the highway by-law was laid over till
the next meeting and tho council adjourned till Saturday, Juno 1st.
Fire at BridgewaterVUlage, Ont., on
Saturday destroyed twenty dwellings,
several stores, the post office and the
Methodist ohurch.   Loss $70,000.
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Front Sts.-$8,000.00.
Corner Lot on Columbia St., 33x66 feet—
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paying figures—$4,500.00.
House and Lot on Lome St., near Col-
umbla-41260.00.
Lots 4, 5 4 6, Block 19; good house,
garden, ftc; oholce residence property
-(5,250,00.
Corner Lot on Columbia St.; fenced and
cleared-tl600.00.
House and Lot on Columbia St.; one of
the finest residences in the city—$7,-
000.00.
House aid Lot on Royal Avenue, near
Douglas St.-*2,000.00.
House and 8 Lots, corner Royal Avenue
and St. Patrick's St.; no better residence site in the city—$10,000.00.
1 acre, with 7 houses, near the Park—
$8,000.00.
Vacant Residential Property.
Lot 1, Block 28; corner lot on Agnes St.?
fine residence site—$1200.00.
Lots on St, Andrew's St., near Queen's
Avenue—$500.00 each.
Lots on Montreal, Douglas and Halifax Sts., near Clinton St,; fine viewi
and well situated—$350.00, $375.08,
$500.00.
Lot on Melbourne St., near Clintoo-
$300.00.
Lot 0, Sub-Block 10; fine residence lots—
$250.00.
Lots on Pelham St,, near Mary—$600.Off
each.
Lot on Pelham St., near St. Andrew's;
fine site—$500.00.
Lot on St. John's St., near Melbourne—
$350.00.
Lot in St. Andrew's Square-$300.00.
Lots in Block fronting on North An
road; finest chance In the market :fei
residence or speculation—$125,00 tfc
$175.00.
Lots in Subdivision of Lot 11, sub-Bloo!
12—$60,00 to $125.00.
Loti in Subdivision of Lot 17, sub-Bloc
13—S100.00 each.
Lota in Wostmlnster Addition at $15,00
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dwaaUte Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, liny He. 18*».
Bishop Potter, who conducted the
religious part of the Washington
inaugural centennial exercises in
Now York recently, and preaohed
the inaugural sermon in St. Paul's
Church, with President Harrison
sitting where, just one hundred
years before, had sat "the father of
his country" on a similar occasion,
struok a rather discordant note from
the general jubilant strains of the
celebration. Bishop Potter's "wet
blanket" took the form of a rather
unfavorable comparison of the present age and social and political condition and methods with those of
Washington's time. This modern
Jeremiah was particularly sevore
upon the American political machine
as she is, and declared that, owing
to the large influx of heterogeneous
foreign elements, the United States
was rapidly losing, what was most
desirable that she should possess, &
a distinctively national spirit and
character, Said the worthy bishop,
with an infinite scorn of modern
political degeneration: "The conception of the national government
as a huge machine existing mainly
for the purpose of rewarding partisan service—this was a conception
sq alien to the character and conduct of Washington and his associates that it seems grotesque even to
speak of it. It would be interesting
to imagine the first president of the
United States confronted with some
onjB who had ventured to approach
him upon the basis of what ore now
commonly known as 'practical politics.' But the conception is impossible. The loathing, the outraged
majesty with which he would have
bidden such a creature to begone is
foreshadowed by tho gentle dignity
with which, just before his inauguration, replying to one who had the
strongest claims upon his friendship,
and who had applied to him during
the progress of tho 'presidential campaign,' as we should say, for the
promise of an appointment to office,
he wrote : 'In touching upon the
more delicate part of your letter,
the communication of which fills me
with real concern, I will deal with
you with all that frankness which is
due to friendship, and which I wish
should be a characteristic feature of
my conduct through life. * * *
Should it be my fate to administer
the government, I will go to the
chair under no pre-arrangement of
any kind or nature whatever. And
when in it, I will, to the best of my
judgment, discharge the duties of
the office with that impartiality and
zeal foi- the public good which ought
never to suffer connections of blood
or friendship to have the least sway
On decisions of a publio nature."
Further in the course of his sermon
Bishop Potter said: "Ransacking
the annals of our fathers as we have
been doing for the last few months,
a busy and well-meaning assiduity
would fain reproduce the scene, the
scenery, the situation, of a hundred
years ngo! Vain and impotent endeavor I It is as though out of the
lineaments of living men we would
fain produce another Washington.
We may disinter the vanished dra-
periesj -we _ may revive the stately
minuet, we may rehabilitate the old
scenes, but the march' of a century
cannot be halted or reversed, and
the enormous change in the situation can neither be disguised nor
ignored. Then we were, though not
all of us, sprung from one nationality, practically one people. Now,
that steadily deteriorating process
against whose dangers a great
thinker of our own generation warned his countrymen just fifty years
ago, goes on, ou every hand, apace"
(referring to the constant importation of foreign elements). "We
mistake bigness for greatness," exclaimed the learned bishop epigram-
niatically, "and, again, another enormous difference between this day
and that of which it is the anniversary is seen in the enormous difference in the nature and influence of
the forces that determine our national and political destiny. Then,
ideas ruled the hour. To-day, there
are indeed ideas that rule our hour,
but they must be merchantable
ideas." The concluding clauses will
bear quoting for the thoughts that
they contain : "Wo have exchanged
the Wasliiiigtonian dignity for the
Jeffersonim simplicity, which is,
in truth, only another name for the.
Jacksoniitn vulgarity. And what
have we got in exchange for iti In
the elder states and dynasties they
had the trappings of royalty and the
pomp imd splendor of the king's
person to fill men's hearts with loyalty. Well, we have disponsed
with the old titular dignities. Let
us tako care that we do not part
with that tremendous force for which
they stood! If .there be not titular
royalty, all the more need is there
for personal royalty. If there is no
more nobility of dosoen*, all tho
moro indispensable is it that there
should be nobility of ascent—a character ih them that boar rule, so fine
and high and pure, that as men
come within the circle of its influence they involuntarily pay homage
to that which is the one pre-eminent
distinction, the royalty of virtue I"
Poor Benjamin Harrison, "the son
of his grandfather," who sat and listened to this lugubrious lecture,
could not but take some of it himself, and he oould hardly pick one
grain of flattery to his person or
office out of the whole lot. The
inaugural sermon, although it took
a somewhat unexpected turn, cannot, in truth, be said to have been
uncalled for or altogether ill timed.'
It created considerable adverse comment, notwithstanding, which is not
remarkable, and the opinion was advanced quite freely in American circles that Bishop Potter had gone too
far—farther in fact than he had intended himself. The worthy Bishop,
however, speedily corrected this last
impression in conversation with a
reporter of the New York World,
who had called on him to inquire
"if he meant it 1" In the interview
which followed Bishop Potter Bhowed
very unmistakably that he "meant
every word of it," and threw some
strong side lights onto the question,
supporting the position taken in his
sermon, in nnswer to the well put
questions of the indefatigable reporter. Those who thought the good
Bishop would recant were thus very
sadly mistaken.
We print a letter from "Lex" today on the fishery license question.
"Lex" makes somo apparently good
points about 'the apportionment of
the "outside" licenses ; but, as 'we
understand the question, the particular cases he mentions as having
secured licenses undeservedly, or
having been allowed more licenses
than they were justly entitled to,
were dealt with before the limit was
put on. Prom our inquiries the
other day we learned that 44
licenses had been thus awarded before any limit, had been fixed. These,
we suppose, were granted, as in
previous seasons, on the principle of
"first come, first served." The cases
to which our correspondent very
properly takes exception are, we
believe, all included in the 44
licenses above mentioned aB being
granted prior to the fixing of the
limit by the minister of marine.
With respect to Indians being preferred to white men in the matter
of getting licenses, we think that if
the case were exactly stated it would
be found that a certain system was
followed, under specific instructions by the department. But perhaps, ae suggested by "Lex,"
"Scientific Fisherman" may be able
to throw some light upon this point
Our correspondent, no doubt, rightly
opines that the inspector "has a
very difficult duty to perform, and
probably gets roundly abused by all
parties." In fairness to the inspec
tor, however,'"it does not appear
that he can be blamed for the
apparent irregularities pointed
out by "Lex."
Although the New York centennial celebration was on the whole a
brilliant success, there were some
things about it of which the committee has reason to be ashamed,
says an exchange. The centennial
ball, for instance, degenerated into
something like an orgy after midnight, and the symbolic floats which
the committee prepared for the civic
parade were, a New York paper
says, simply abominable. One of
the latter was supposed to represent
"Washington resigning his commission," and the Times says of it:
"When this float passed through
Waverly plnco Washington was sitting on the table with his feet dangling, and his generals were lying
on the- floor, sucking oranges, and
bestowing the peels with perfect impartiality between the floor and the
street." The Herald reporter saw
this float at a different point, and
then the young man who impersonated Washington was wrestling
with a ham sandwich, while the accompanying "statesmen" had their
feet on tho table. In explanation
of this the 'Times snys editorially
that the Americans aro the worst
pageant makers in the world. "The
instinct of picturesque and dramatic
ropresentations,"it continues.-'seems
to bo weaker in us than in any
other people. An adult male American'who consents to'take part in
a 'tableau' cannot rid himself of the
suspicion that he is making a ridiculous spectacle of himself, and this
suspicion of course^tends to its own
verification. He generally takes
his revenge upon fate by taking the
spectators into his confidence and
disclosing the countenance of Bottom behind the'leonine mask, to the
entire destruction,;'not only of- illusion, but of interest."
Advices from Bay St, George represent that the relations between - Newfoundland and the French fishermen
on the disputed Frenoh shoro are
reaching a crisis. Bloodshed is predicted.
Children Cryfor Pitcher's Castoria.
LOCAL AND jitNERAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, May 22.)  '
Mo polico court to-dny.
Burglars aro operating in Vancouver.
The first consignment of Similkn-
meon oattle is expected to arrive in
this city on June 13th.
Hanley nnd McNeill, the forgers and
Sprouster, tho thief were removed to
the penitentiary yesterday.
The water in the rivor continues to
rise a trifle every day. No damage
from high water is expected thiB summer.
Ten lunatics were removed from the
gaol to the asylum yesterday and an
equal number removed from the asylum to the gaol.
The base bnll match, Vancouver vs.
Westminster, did not come off owing
lo the failure of the torminal city club
to put in an appearance.
The cliniiigiing is doing good work
at present excavating for the foundation ot the new asylum building. The
work is proceeding rapidly under the
direction of Mr. Moresby.
Goon fob All—Dear Sirs i—I can
recommend Hagyard's Yollow Oil as a
sure cure for rheumatism, from whicli
disease I suffered for some time, but wns
cured with two bottles. It is the best
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Invitation to Bev. Nr. Starr.
Rev. J. E. Starr of this city has received from the quarterly official bonrd
of the Blm Street Methodist church,
of Toronto, a unanimous invitation to
become the pastor of that church on
the closing of Iub term here. Mr.
Stnrr will accept the invitation. Elm
Street church is the second largest and
one of the most central and important
churches in the Queen City, and while
we congratulate Mr. Starr on his invitation, wo think that the Elm Street
church is nlso to be congratulated in
securing so eminently popular a
proncher.—Times.
A Blskj' Jump.
Yesterday afternoon a tyheo Chinaman jumpod off tho Vancouver train
as it was passing the foot of Mary st.
The jump was successful but the results wero unsatisfactory. Being cumbered with half a dozen large parcels
the Celestial was obliged to trust to his
acrobatic training to make a successful
landing, right side Up. His feet and
head struck the road together, after
which he performed a back hand
spring and finally brought up close to
the rails and his head within an inch
of the passing wheels, Too frightened
to move, the Ohinaman lay panting till
the train had passed some distance and
then he arose, picked up his packages
and limped off in the direction of China
town.
Norlberu News.
Capt. Le Blanc informs us that he
expects tb bring down a considerable
number of prospectors and miners
from Texada to this city to celebrate
the queen's birthday. He thinks
Texada is sustaining its reputation in
tho minds of the gold seekers, and
that it will ultimately be a place of importance in B. C. Work is going
ahead very satisfactorily iu the mines,
and tho neighboring logging camps are
just rushing things. Tho Indians are
very quiet, and most of them profess
Christianity when they cannot obtain
whisky. The latter seems to alter
their views of religion considerably,
and the Siwnshes' mind reverts to the
days when he roamed arouud clubbing
and scalping his enemies.—Courier.
Met Wllk Hard Lack.
Cnpt. C. D. Grant, of tho schooner
Oriel, has returned homo aftor a long
and tedious voyage in the northern
waters. Tho Oriel loft port on March
1st and sailed norlh as far as Knight's
Inlet, some 200 miles, meeting a sue
cession of wind and snow storms on the
trip. On arriving at the head of
Knight's Inlet Cnpt. Grant chipped off
a Bchooner load of ice from the base of
a huge glacior and then sailed away for
the fishing grounds. Contrary winds
and bad weather delayed the voyage
north, whicli, along with a few warm
Chinooks, caused the slock of ice to
rapidly melt into wnter. By the time
a full cargo of halibut was under deck
tho ico had almost diBapfonrcd. The
trip south wns made in good time, but
on arriving in port it was found that
the warm weather, nud insufficiency of
ice to preserve lhe oiugu; Imd .mired
the lish and tho whole wero Bpoiled
and useless. It is to be hoped Oapt.
Grant will meet with better luok next
trip, foi he deserves it, he having beon
the first fisherman to successfully -explore the northern waters fnr Ihe cod
and halibut banks which wore known
to exist.
Quarts ou the West Const.
Mr. Wm. H. Hopkins returned by
tho stoamor Isabel yesterday from an
extended prospecting trip in the inferior of this island. He brings with
liim quite a quantity of quarts rock
from an extensive ledge' discovered on
this island. Mr. Hopkins is v°c>y reticent as to the locality, and would
not give it away even to the inquisitive reporter. However tho reporter
obtained tho confidence of the "Old
Man of the Mountains" ami from him
learned-that tbo ledge is situated in
the mountains betweon the mouth of
the Qunllicum River and fho Alberni
Canal, and is just 15 milos from snlt
water. Experts olaim that tho rock
carries a lnrge precentage of silver, and
if thoir expectations provo correct,
Mr. Hopkins,feels ho has a fortune in
sight. Wo trust he hns, for it is not
often that a "typo" makes his pile in
such a fortunate manner. The rock
will at once be assayed and its valuo
tested. It is contended that it will
throw Texada Islnnd into the shade.
There is amplo room for quartis ledges
on all the islands, and we hope to see
a number of them turn out to be profitable investments, employing thousands of men.—Free Press.
llrltlsh Culumbia tends.
Very interesting results in regared to
Ladoga and Fife wheats have beeu obtained by the central experimental
farm at Ottawa. Ladoga wheat, aB
its name implies, comes from the region of Lake Ladoga, iu lhe nortii of
Bussia, latitude 60"—a distriot where
the season of growth iB short, and
hence cereals have had to adapt themselves to the climatic conditions surrounding them or else succumb. Last
year this wheat was sown in overy
province of tho Dominion in order to
obtain results und to ascertain its productiveness and ndnptubiliy to the
various parts of tho cbuutry. The results novo been most satisfactory, and
in this instance, as in nil others where
agricultural tests have been made, British Columbia takes the lead, doubling in product that of the next highest
yield. The averago yiold from each
three pounds of Ladoga sown was as
follows: Manitoba, 38 lbs.; N.W.
Territories, 03 lbs.; British Columbia,
120 lbs.; Ontario, 44 lbs.; Quebec, €0
lbs.; Nova Scotia, 26 lbs.; New Brunswick, 59 lbs.; Prince Edward island,
45 lbs. These figures speak for themselves and leave ho room for doubt as
to the superiority of both lhe soil and
climate of British Columbia for producing immense crops. Other comparisons, favoring this, province equally as Weil as the above, could be easily given when necessary.
STURDY PROTESTS
Made at the Public Sleeting Inst Niglit
Agnlust Fisheries Kegnlntlous.
The public meeting, culled by tlio
mnyor, in compliance with a numerously signed requisition from the citizens, to oonsidcr tho now fishery regulations, took placo in the Hyack
Hall last evening. A largo number of
fishermen, citizons and others were
present. At 8:30 o'olock Mayor Hendry took the chnir and briefly explained
the purpose of the meeting. On motion Col. D. McGregor wns appointed
to act aa secretary.
T. O. Townley, who has been acting
in a legal capacity fur a number of
fishermen, addressed the meeting and
stated that those parties depended on
the fishing business as a means of supporting their families, but by the new
regulations they were thrown out of
employment. They complained of the
injustice of being cut off at onco from
this their resource, after making preparations for tho season's catch. Mr.
Townley then read a copy of a petition
signed by 40 fishermen, which was
sent to tho department at Ottawa,
some time since, praying that the regulations be reconsidered. He then
read a reply received from the deputy
minister of marine and fisheries, stating that the department would take
the matter into consideration ut the
earliest possiblo dnte.
A number of old fishermen then presented themselves and addressed the
meeting in turn. Thoy staled that
they had been engaged in the fishing
business on the Fraser river for periods
ranging from eight to fourteen years;
they were dependent on this resource
solely for the support of themselves
and their families, and after making
tho necessary preparations for the season's fishing, they were, without notice
refused a fishing license. They mnde
an earnest appeal to tho meeting for
assistance in furthering their cause.
James Wise said he considered that
the action of the department in limiting the licenses tb the canneries was a
gross injustice to those parties who
were deprived now of means for the
support of their families.
Mr. J. E. Lord addressed tho meeting ut somo length. He considered it
destructive to the fishing industry to
limit licenses to the canneries. Tho
fishing industry was not liable to bo
injured by increasing the present number of licensee. It was the manner in
which fishing was carried on that affected it. No nets should be allowed
betivcon the buoys at tho mouth of
the river. The spawning grounds
ahould be protected. Salmon tront fishing should be free at all seasons of tho
year, ns they uro vory destructive to
the salmon ova. Tho inspector of
fisheries Bhould have disorotionary
power to grant licenses to those whom
he thought proper.
Mr. Beers then addressed tho meeting. In the courso of his remarks he
said that the new regulations wero nn
injustice to the old fishermen. They
would now bo considered poachors if
they attempted to catch any fish, and
our representative at Ottawa was to
blame for the whole mischief.
Mr. J. ,0. Armstrong was next called. He was in his usual happy mood,
nnd denounced tho new order of things
in most racy terms. He characterized
the new regulations as the most biire.
fucedmonoply.oyer heard of, "and
whnt," .lie aaid, "nro we going to do
about it)". Last year tlio can nerymen
had a barricade of nets constructed
from Point Roberts, to Vptyt Grey,
nnd they will do tho same 'thing this
year if allowod. Whq developed the
resources of our country, and who
built up our town) Tlio poor hard
workingmen. Drive the poof fisher-
mon away, aud yoii will have an aristocracy equal to tho codfish arlstocraoy
of Boston;   (Applause and Cheers).
The following riisolutjonB were then
put' to the meeting and carried unanimously:"
Movod by W. B. Townsond, apd
seconded by John E. Lord, that this
mooting is of the opinion that enforcing the law as at. present enacted is a
very groat hardship on the fishermen,
who havo mado preparations for the
season's   work,   and   are   completely
thrown out of employment.
Therefore, they humbly bog that
the minister of marine and fisheries
will reconsider tho matter, and be
pleased to grant that for this year all
bona fide liahoruien may get a license,
and then, if found necessary, the restriction may be put on for the next
season, after giving due notice.
And, further, that it wouid do far
more good in preserving the fish if
there was a limit named as regards
how far below Ladner's Landing the
boats Bhould be allowed to tish, and
better regulating time and places for
fishing.
Moved by J. E. Lord, and seconded
by Wm. Kent, thnt the board of trade
and city council be requosted to endorse the foregoing resolution.
Moved by J. O. Armstrong, nnd
seconded by W. B. Townsend, that a
committee consisting of the mover,
James Wise, J. E. Lord, Jas. Beers,
Daniel Kay, Louis L'Henoff, T. Herring, and Antoine Beants, be ap
pointed to attend to the mutter, nnd
when the meeting adjourns it will
ndjourn subject to the oall of tho committeo. •
On motion Ool. McGregor was added to the list to act as seoretary.
Moved by J. E. Lord, and seconded
by Jas. Beers, thnt the secretary be
instructed to forward a copy of the
main resolution to the minister of
marine and fisheries, and also to D.
Chisholm, M. P.
A vote of thanks wnB then given to
the chairman and secretary, and the
meeting adjourned.
THE TACOMA REGATTA.
O'Connor Hn.lnlns Ills llecord.—-Slum
Slumps lee
At the great regatta at Tacoma on
Saturday the day was beautifully fine.
O'Connor rowed at 180 pounds, about
15 pounds over his usual weight, and
Loe was also out of form. Peterson
and Hamm woreiu the pink of condition
und rowed for all there was in it. It
was 3:30 o'clock before the tirst race
was rowed. At the end of the last
race all the boats in the harbor blew
thoir whistles, and such an uproar haB
seldom been heard. The regatta was
a magnificent success from start to
finish. It was whispered about previous to the race that Peterson would
givo O'Connor a hard chase for first
position, und on the first mile, nnd a
half it looked aB though tbo first honors might bo wrested from the sturdy
Canadian by the man from San Francisco, but after the buoys wero turned
those near enough to judge soon noticed that O'Connor was not exertiug
himself to any extent, but was pulling
his usual steady stroke. Peterson still
had hopes, After getting safely about
ho made a brilliant spurt and gained
rapidly on his famous opponent, but
to no avail, for he was no moro than
even when O'Connor began to
throw his body with his stroke, and
immediately went ahead, keeping the
lead until the finish. The race between O'Connor and Peterson was an
exciting one, O'Connor beating his
opponent by two seconds. No person
who tins watched the oarsmen row during the week had considered Lee and
Hamm in the race for tirst place, but
all looked for a pretty race for
third position between these oarsmen,
and they wero not disappointed. Go
ing out, Leo and Hamm soon fell behind their swifter opponents, and then
the struggle began. Leo was pulling
a thirty-six stroke, and Hamm about
forty, but before many minutes they
both settled down to about thirty-
five. Lee turned his buoy a few seconds previous to Hnmm, who, it is
claimed, had to row farther on account
of his buoy floating away from its original mooring. Hamm soon gained
on the ex-champion, and when within
500 yards of the judges' boat it wns
neck to neck, and not until within a
few yards of the finish did the man
from Nova Scotia forge ahead. This
raco ended in a victory for Hamin by
a quarter of a boat Jength, 'he beating
Loe one socond. The time was as follows: O'Connor, 14:2; Peterson, 14:4;
Hamm, 14:14; Lee, 14:15. The
course, which was to have been threo
miles, was only nbout two and n quarter, tho buoys boing moved by tho
tide.
Late Canadian News.
Quite a sensation has been created
at Port Arthur by tho arrest of Lee
Whitehead, wantod for embezzlement
and forgery in Wisconsin, Ho will
probably be exlraditod.
At Caron, a station 10 miles west of
Moosejaw, David Hawkes, a farmer,
while milking, was struck and killed
by lightning. Thero wore no marks on
his body. Only the Bide of the face,
where it rested against the cow, «m
blackened.   Tho cow also was   killed.
Mrs. Ferguson dropped dead at
Winnipeg Tuesday of heart disoaso.
The woman's hUBDand, Jonathan Ferguson, ia u tinsmith by trade, and is
nt present, living, at Victorin, B, 0.
Mrs. Ferguson Tins lately been compelled to support herself nnd two child:
roii, three arid five years ,pld respectively. .      ,'
The remains of the lato Major Short
reached Kingston \ on Monday from
Quebeo, and yeBterday the funeral
took place. A large, body, of military
precoeded the gun carrioige boaring tbo
corpse, which was followed by Sir
Fred. Middleton, tho' mayor. Bishop
Cleary, city clergymort, aldermen,
civic officials nnd prominent men, and
a long line of carriages. Among the
floral tributes, whicli filled .the car-
ridgoand wero most' appropriate, was
one from'Lord and Lady Stanley',
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LOCAL AND J1ENERAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, May 23.)
Lake trout are much more numerous this year than usual. They are
in great demand for local use, being
preferred by many to salmon, halibut
or other lish. In weight they run
irom five to ten lbs.
A oheok for the 81, awarded to Sir
W. Hoste ns damage in tho recent libel
suit, was paid over on Monday last.
This sum judiciously invested, in tho
course of time would bring in a handsome return.—Colonist.
A wrestling match for $600 a side
.has been   arranged  between   Peter
Schumacher, of Seattle, and Metsada
1 Sorakiohi, the Japanese wrestler.  The
' wrestle will take place in Seattle inside
of six weeks.   The principals will soon
begin training for the event.
1    Kamloops is determined to have the
1 finost athletic and sporting grounds in
> the province.   A pavillion 40x80 feet
I iB to be orocted, to which is to be at-
i tached  a dining hall,  34x11.     An
f effort is being mado to get up a monster celebration for the 1st of July.
The morning paper  deals  with the
I news of yeBterday, and work on it is
j begun after most of the day's business
[ is over.   The evening paper, however,
deals with events as they happen.   If,
L is tlie paper of.to-day, and tells of what
J is going on for the day.—World. K'reot
■ again.
[., At a meeting of the stock holders of
• the Bellingham Bay Railway & Navi
f gation Co., held tho other day, the fol-
' lowing officers were elected for 1880:
I iDireotors: Eugene Cantield, H.   Baxter, John H. McGraw, W. R. Forest,
Frank H.  Richards, M. Mnir Picken
and Robert Oanfield.   President, Eugene Cnnlield; vice-president, S. Baxter; treasurer, J. H. McGraw; secretary, W. U. Forest,
A North Arm correspondent of the
.Vancouver World hns the following,
among othor paragraphs: "The Fairy
Qucon, the neat little steamer which
plies daily between here and Westminster, is working a lively, trado
under the excellent management of
the ever courteous, punctual anil obliging Capt. 0. S. Young. Vancouver
will havo to look ont for her laurels, or
sho will have lost a valuable custom
whioh neither bridges nor market sites
can recall. The queition is asked: Is
Vanoouver dead or merely asleop over
this topio ?   Which ia it, Mr. Editor ?"
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at once. I have also used it for sprains,
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Manitoba.
At tho Brunette Saw Mills this afternoon a man named N. Sorople, employed as a lumber sorter, had his leg
broken. He was piling lumber, when
the pile fell over and before he oould
get dear some of tho falling timbers
knocked him down, fracturing the
bone of the right leg. Sorople waB
immediately removed to his boarding
house, and Dr. Cooper was sent for
and Boon arrived and sot the bone.
The injured man, at  last reports, was
doing nicely.
 .—. . .	
Anxious to Immigrate.
his resignation, assigning as a reason
his numerous other engagements. The
meeting passed a resolution earnestly
requesting him to withdraw his resignation in the interest of the board, to
which he finally consented.
Messrs. G. D. Brymner and J. G.
Jaques were elected members of the
board.
A vote thanks was passed to the
council of the board for the able and
satisfactory manner in which business
had been conducted during the quarter.
Mr. John Jessop, immigration agent,
says the Colonist, has just received a
lengthy letter from a young lady in
England, who is very anxious to come
to "America;" and gives the immigration office the following particulars of
her case. She says that she is 25 years
of age; fivo feet, seven inches in height;
perfectly "elthy" and "tolerably good
looking." Having been reoommended
to go to America, ihe wroto to Mr.
Jessop asking him to kindly get her a
situation beforo she started, and to
notify her by return mail where to
come. She would prefer to settle
down in Janesville, Wis., if agreeable;
but would waive the point if it was not
agreeable to the immigration office.
She concludes her letter to Mr. Jessop
with the request that he will at once
send the money for hor passage out to
an addross which she encloses, and the
hope that ho will look after her when
sho gets to this country. She will be
ready to start bn the Oth of June and
expects to find a good situation awaiting her here.        _.
Sellout Children's Prise.
Some time ago the Montreal Witness
offorcd prizes for the best original
stories by school children from all
parts of the Dominion, classifying
them as Dominion, provincial and
county prizes. In the issue of that
journal of May 1st, it iB noticed that
the first judges' report has been handed
iu. Papors are sent from Oatiboo,
Lillooet, Yale, Vancouver and New
Westminster in tho province. The
choice from British Columbia is between a paper from Yale, one from
New Westminster, and one from Cariboo. All three are said to be good
and of almost equal merit in every respeot. They are strongly oharacteristio
of tho country and havo a dash of western humor about them whieh is very
interesting. Tho one from Yale, whioh
gots the preference, was written by
Miss Ella Ladner, daughter of Rev. O.
Lndner, of Kamloops. According to
the terms governing the distribution,
Miss Ladner will bo entitled to the
provincial and county prizes, which
aro a complete set of Parkman's works
and Mucoulay'o essays, respectively. ;
Died nt the Hospital.
Jos. Rigley, of Sumas, a  native  of
Chicago, 111., died at the  Royal  Columbian Hospital on Tuesday, and waB
buried yeaterdayin the Roman Catholic
W cemetery.   Tho deceased, who was  a
H  printer by trade, and aged  only  34
1   years, had been staying for about  a
1    year with his brother, Who is a farmer
at Sumas, and who came down to  attend  the funeral   yesterday.     Tho
young man was a victim of consumption
and had only been in "the  hospital
linoe Saturday.
An Enjoyable Dance.
The final dance of the season was
given by the Westminster Assembly
last night in Herring's opera hoUse.
About 76 couples wore present, a number of whom were from Vancouver,
though the terminal city oontigent was
riot so large as expeoted. The opera
house waB most handsomely and tastefully draped and decorated, the committee having charge of thia part of
the arrangements having done its duty
in a, manner leaving no room for criticism. The supper was the best ever
given at a ball in Westminster, and
this was entirely duo to the Indies who
formed themselves into a supper committee and worked enthusiastically Ior
the success that attended tUeir efforts.
The music was excellent. Dancing
was kept up till 3 a.m., when this most
enjoyable dance was brought to a
close.
From tbe,Norlb. to
The str. Maudo arrived at the 0. P.
N. Oo's. dook at 5:30 o'clock on Sunday morning, from the north. Sho
only went up ns far bb the Naas and
Skeena rivers, the supply of coal running short and preventing her from
calling at Queen Charlotte islands, as
had been intended. The pui'ty of conl
prospectors sent out by tho Cumberland Conl Mining Co., of Spring Hill,
N. S., in charge of Mr. Alex. Molnnes
to prospect for coal on Queen Charlotte islands, disembarked,at. Port Es-
sington and will go .over to Queen
Charlotte islands by the Sardonyx on
her next trip. The Cumberland Coul
Company have bonded an extensive
claim, which lias already been partially worked. They will extend the
tunnel, their operations, it-is. expooted,
to continue for a year or eighteen
months, as their instructions are to
thoroughly prpspeot:, tlio ground. 'The
Maude had gooi.weather all the way.
Oarthow's now cannery'on,'the] Skeena
is how well under way, and is being
put in readiness for work before the
run oonimoiices. The Maude took up
twenty new boats tor tho cannery. On
the down trip her oargo oonsistod of
only a fo\V bundlo* of'skins.—Colonist.
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The remains of Louis I'oisie, who
was lost in Dakota near the, boundary
in tho big blizzard of January, 1888,
nave just been found. They were
identified by the olothing.
Mr. Buucan aod His Indians.
A private letter from British I Oolumbia says a difficulty has broken out
between Rev. Mr. Dunoan, tho Metlakahtla missionary, and his Indian proteges. When Mr. Duncan migrated
from Metlakahtla to Alaska his representatives from Alaska urged tho Indian people to come, regardless of
losses, and they promised each family
migrating a culdomom, meaning n
"bucketful of money." This spring
the culdomom was demanded publicly
and refused. The counoil disbanded
and the property guarantee formerly
required of families travelling was discontinued. Tho oause of tho agitation
was that feasting had been discountenanced. Mr. Duncan gave a feast and
delivered an oration, and was successful in effecting a reconciliation. Three
hundred peoplo had arrived previously
in Chester, aud several loaded canoes
nre expected to remain in Canada.
Forty porsons returned to Metlakahtla; four families promised to follow,
and others went to Alaska, where there
aro 35 children in the Silka scliool.
A permanent Indian house has been
erected at Chester.—Offowa Free Press.
Wanted te Die.
Old man Sims wanted to die. He
had lived throe Bcore years, and was
willing to forego the other ten. Life
had been pleasant, very pleasant, but
he had accomplished all he cared for
and was content to die. Some men
struggle for fame, obtain it and then
make life an additional burden by
striving for something higher yet. Hot
so with old man Sims. He yearned
to build a flat bottom, stern wheel
steamer, and then snub up for eternity
under the leo batik of paradise. The opportunity came, and he embraced it.
Oapt. Insley wanted a steamer built,
and old man Sims went to work on it.
He never lost a day till the last nail
had been driven, and the blocks had
been knocked away and the steamer
launohed gracefully on the wave. Then
old man Sims was satisfied and he prepared to make his final mooring. The
inner man had to be got ina tit state of
readiness for the long voyage, and old
man Sims knew how to prepare it.
Large quantities of V.O. whisky wore
stowed under hatches, so large in fact
that the staunch old man.seemed likely
to settle and go, down by the head.
But no such calamity happened, tho
old man proving himself more buoyant
than ho acted, All being in readiness,
old mnn Sims took his bearings and
Bailed up Mnry street, making a few
unnecessary tickings and once or twice
running foul of the school yard fence,
but without damage to hull or rigging.
Arriving in the woods at the top of
the hill, old man Sims cast anohor in a
protty spot and lay down to die. Sweet
were the thoughts of the old man as
he lay there, his life's work over, and
delicioua was the rest which he seemed
about to enter on after the weary
struggle of three score years. But
some lives are attended with bitter
pangs to the very last, and so it was
with old man Sims. Lying with closed
eyes he listened to the musical sounds
whioh filled the air, and awaited calmly
the coming of the music which was to
serenade him out of this mundane
sphere. This was peace and rest at
last. Far in tho distance old man
Sims heard low and uncanny murmurs
of music whicli surely could not be of
this onrth, and must, he argued, be
the advance guard of Gabriel's string
band. "Cau life end bo sweetly and
pleasantly as this," he murmured,
"not a pang, not a sting—" Yes,
there was ,i sting, and it struck first on
tho extreme point of tho old man's
massive Gneco-Roman noso. And
then the stings alighted elsewhere, not
in ones, but by dozens, tho whole accompanied by the rousing war song of
the suburban mosquitoes' choral union
club. Old man Sims was grieved, and
he expressed his feolings in language
ill-befitting a place on these pages.
He wanted a peaceful death, but hero
wore torments as great as the future
had prepared for him. Perhaps his
time had uot come; perhaps ho was
dostined to loavo another stern wheel
steamer behind him as a monument to
hia greatness; perhaps so, but old man
Sims did not wait to argue the matter,
the chorus wns growing louder, and he
sourried baok to every day lifo
again, to await a more favorable opportunity.
Police Court.
[Before Oapt. Pittendrigh, J, P.]
Three drunks graoed the court this
morning, looking considerably the
worse of their dissipation.
William Cameron, charged with being drunk and incapable, pleaded
guilty, and asked olemency, he never
having been in custody before. Fined
f3.50 or 7 days in gaol.
Frank Royal, another drunk and incapable, acknowledged to the charge.
He had not beon in the city 24 hours
and was not acquainted with the alcho-
lic doses necessary to stimulate without producing drunkness. Fined $3.50
or 7 days in gaol.
Thoa. Ducker faced the court with
his pretty auburn hair standing straight
up on his head. He had been waiting
for the tido, ho said, and got drunk in
lhe meantime, losing hia night's work
and finding the charge of drunkenoss
awaiting him this morning. Fined
$5, and cost or 14 days in gaol. Ducker pleaded hard for a week to pay
the fine in, whioh was granted.
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The cuisine, under the charge of a first-class white chef, is a specialty,
and. the best of everything will always be found on the table.
The Queen's is intended to be a superior house in every respect, and
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Children Cryfor
Board of Trade.
. Tho regular quarterly meeting of the
board of trade was held in the board
rooms last night, president Hendry in
the chair.
The-committee apointed to examine
the now chart of the river channel reported that after considering the matter and hearing evidence it had found
the chart extremely unsatisfactory.
Tlie channel as shown by the chart inside of No. 4 buoy was so tortuous
that few Bhippors wou'd cnre to venture through it, whereas, ns a mattor
of fact the channel at that point is almost straight, with plonty of wator.
At tlio entrance to Woodward slough
tho chart shows 7 and 8 feot of wnter,
which, with 14 feet ndded for high
tide, would give a depth "of 22 feet.
RecontiinuiidingB nt this point show
27 feot. The chart from the river
mouth to Tilbury island is taken frbm
soundings ninde in 188(1, and froni Tilbury island to Westminster the ohart
is compiled from soundings taken 21
yenrs nio. 'In view of;tho inaccurato
and misleading character of the chart,
tlio committee requested tho minister
ft hnrt it corrected before' Soridiuj*. it
wit, (ir to withdraw it ailpgethol'.'* .
The secretary-treasurer1 prbs'cntofl a
financial statamcnt showing oil hand a
cash balanco of  8478.
A communication wn's,'road from
Col, MMrogori inoloslhg' copy of a
rosql'ution passed by a public mooting
oh the fishermen's grievance, and asking the board to endorse the resolution.
After full discussion' it was douldod to
appoint a oommittoo consisting 'of M!
Sinclair, W. Wolfenden and D. '■■ Robson to enquire into Iho mattor and report ns so'iin as possiblo to a special
council meeting.
The president, Mr. Hendry, tendered
Pitcher's Castoria.
CORRESPONDENCE.
lhe Fishery License Question.
Editou. Columbian De.vk.Siu : Replying to tho letter of "Scientific Fisherman" in yonr Monday's issue, perhaps
the inspector can "look after liis business
better than people that don't know anything about It." But tho agittaors'arp
mostly thoso who do know something
about tho matter, men who have fished
for years in tho Fraser river, making the
principal pnrt of their living by so doing,
and aro now refused a license. Surely,
such have a real grievance,. and aro entitled to be heard. No doubt there are
speculators endeavoring to obtain licenses,
but these could be easily sifted out by
Mr. Inspector. Whore tho shoo pinclies
so tight is here, tho manner in, whioh
those ono hundred "outside" licenses
have been distributed. Would "Scientific Fisherman" ho surprised to learn
that a tradesman in Now Westminster
hns had four lioonses granted to him ?
Hore, at all events, is one speculator; he
is fortunato in obtaining four licenses.
Then, why should Mr. Vianen be givon
fifteen licenses, when n fraction of thnt
number would lio stiifieicnt for liis own
t-ndo ? Has ho not contracted for nearly
nil thoso bonts to fish for a certain cati-
n'ory during the. soekcye run? Is not
this speculation? Then, again, licenses
havo neon issnod toludians in preference
to white men. Up the 'river some thirty
or more have been given to Indians, very
few of whom have evor had a lieenso before. Now, "Scientific Fisherman," linking taken up the cudgels on behalf of Mr.
Inspector, can lie toll nt whoso instigation, *r By what Influence,' this was' accomplished ? And is It not n faot, thnt
lying nt Mr. Inspector's office were-licen-
sos totaling to be. applied for by Indialis
(who might nevor apply) nt tho vory
time white mou wero being refused ? Mr;
Mowat, no doubt, has a very dilBcnlt
duty to perform, and probably gets
rquudly nlrasod by all. parties; but I
think ho could'hnvo spared himself some,
what by using a' littlo more discretion,' in
dealing out theso licenses. 1 eneloso my
card, anil nm ' Vcr'y truly yours,
'Lks."
Special to the Columbian.
Victoria, May 22.—Early yestorday
morning Herbert Green, Henry Lester,
Wm, Cooper and John Davis left Nanaimo in' a sailboat for the light house
ou Gabriola Island. When about a
mile from. Nanaimo, the, boat was upset by a heavy squall. Green, Cowper
aud Davis got on the overturned boat
but Lester was unable to swim and
couldn't reach the boat. Seeing he
was drowning, Green left the boat for
his assistance, when within a few
inches of him Lester sank to rise no
more. Green then swam baok to the
boat. Seeing, however, the boat was
unable to support three and being a
gcod swimmer, Green abandoned the
craft to the others, and started to
swim ashore. The brave man was
drowned before reaching the beaoh.
The other two wore rescued by the
Indians.
Ex-senator Richard Creighton, commonly known as "Dick Creighton" the
jury briber, is in the city.
A young woman, named MrB. Allan,
claiming to come from Eastern Canada, was arrested thiB morning on suspicion of setting fire to the Occident 1
hotel. She has with her three children, all s-'.ying at the Oe.'dental.
She says her husband is a prominent
Oddfellow and the members of that
order are investigating his standing and
will asiist her if all it correu. Mrs.
Allan was remanded in the police
court until to-monow on aceount of
ihe warrant being made out wrong.
The sohooner 0. H. Tupper has arrived, 129 days from Halifax.
The schooner Lily sailed for Behring
Soa to-day.
The sealing sohooner Maggie Mac,
from the wost coast, has arrived with
130 skins.
Vlc-roiilA, May 23.—The case
against Mrs. Allen, who was arrested
yeaterday for arson, Was dismissed in
the police court. She left for Vancou -
ver this morning.
Robbers went through Howard's,
Hotel, at Esquimalt, and the Pacific
Telegraph Hotel, in this city, and secured about seventy dollars worth pf
goods and money.
Wm. O'Connor, champion oarsman
of America, will arrive here this evening to witnoss the sports.
A. Leonard Meyer, ex-mayor of
Phoenix, and Wells Fargo's agent
there,arrived on the,sound-steamer
last night.. A.San. Franoisco despatch
says ho is an embezzler in the sum of
sixty-nino hundred. A suroty company offers a reward of one. thousand
for his capturo. Ho camo here direct
from San Bornardiuo.
A despatch from Seattle states that
the steamer North Pacifio waB completely crowded with passengers when
she left Seattle. She left three hundred people on the wharf who could
not be taken aboard. These will be
brought over on the Idaho.
Very few have yot arrived from
Port Townsend, and it is supposed a
special steamer will bring tbem over.
MIST   ON RAllTll.
As morning suu, with strong andvivldray,
Drives from tho cni'tli the sullen mists
nwny, .    . , '
So 11. B. B., in strength and powor grand,
Doth rout disease nnd sky death's ltoavy
hand,
Messrs. C. C. Richards k Co.
Gents— Having used MINARD'S
LINIMENT for several years in my
stable, I attest to its boing the bost thing
I know of for horse flesh. In the family,
we have usod it for every purpose that a
liniment is adapted for, it being recommended to us by tho Into Dr. J. I,. R,
Wobstor. Personally I find it tho best
nllayer of neuralgic pain I liavo ever used,
B. Titos,
Proprietor Yarmouth Livery Stable,
F. A. Munson, barrister, of Coburg,
Out., died suddenly at Calgary Tuesday.
The clerk of a wholesale .house,
while in the Bank uf Montreal, at
Montreal, was 'robbed' of, 83,300',
There ia no clue to the' robbers. '
French, society is greatly pxoited,
iivbt'tho riews. that''Mrs. Horton 'E.'
Led'u'J'of Montreal, ha's fallen heir to
ovor $4,000,000 by tho dentil.' of'4
Frqnch merchant. Mr8' Ledub' was
burn iti Montreil!, and Is *bl1 known
in musical circles there.     ...
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LOCAL AND JENERAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, May 251)
The old stone sheds adjoining . the
city lockup have been removed ut laat,
Truly thia ia a progressive age.
Mr. Justico McCreight this morning
sentenced Marceleno. Lugo, found
guilty of sodomy, to' 15 years in the
penitentiary.
The fence surrounding the new oity
hall is to be whitewashed. When this
high decorative art is put on the tout
ensemble-v. ill present a gorgeous appearance.
Tho Canadian Pacific Railway Company's earnings for the week ending
May 14th were 13238,000, and for the
same week lust year §222,000. This
does not include earnings on the Southeastern Bailway.
Next Saturday afternoon a meeting
of the Surrey Agricultural Society
will be held in the town hall to arrange the prizH list and other matters
for the coming exhibition. During
the same afternoon a meeting will be
held to organize a Farmers' Society.
The proprietors of the Colonist have
been served with a writ in an action
for libel, preferred by Sir Wm. Hoste.
Damages to the amount of $5,000 are
claimed. It is understood that
the venue has been laid at Westminster. The defendants aro not in
possession of the particulars.
Mra. Amanda Hogg, whose name
has become so well known in connection with the Laugis-Sulltvan abortion
case, has left Vancouver for Seattle
where Bhe wilt take up her residence.
She took her child with her and says
the will return to give evidence in the
abortion case whenever called upon to
do BO.
Sam Wing the demented Ohinese
tailor who was arrested the night
before last after attempting to purchase $1500 worth of goods from a
Government street merchant and get
a long loan on several gold watches
from Pawnbroker Aaronson, has been
adjudged insane, and will be sent to
the asylum at New Westminster.—
-fiines.
The steamer Dispatch, burned at
Seattle Tuesday morning, was owned
by J..C. Brition, of Seattle, who ran
her for a number of years as a jobbing
boat. Britton sold her to Morgan &
Hastings of Port Townsend, who used
her to carry the mail between Port
Townsend and Sehome. Morgan recently purchased Hascing's interest
and is the sole owner at present.
A Noted Missionary.
Ber. 0. S. Eby, D. D., of the
Methodist church mission, Tokeio,
Japan, arrived at Vancouver yesterday
on the s. s. Batavia. tie came over
to Westminster yesterday afternoon
and was the guest of ltev. J. H. White
till to-day, when he left for Ontario.
Dr. Eby is on his way to the east to
lay before the conference, assembling
next montb, the needs of his central
mission. The rev. gentleman is widely
known throughout Oanada and has an
excellent name in the ohuroh. He returns in July and will probably leoture here.
Unlicensed Whisky Dealers.
There is in the city, as well as in
overy town in British Columbia, a class
of liquor dealers who have hitherto
escaped paying licenses, although the
dealings are often times large and important. These are the Chinese merchants. It is Bafe to say that scarcely
a Ohinese shop in town does not sell
whiskey or intoxicants of somo kind.
A man arreated yesterday had in his
posossion a bottle of Chinese whisky,
distilled from rice, and a more vile
decoction it would be hard to manufacture. This liquor is largely sold to
the Indians, who are unable to obtain
intoxicants in any respectable house
in town. Somehow the Chinese as
liquor dealers have been completely
overlooked in the past, and the trade
has been profitable to them in no
small degree. It is to be hoped the
proper authorities will take hold of
the matter and remedy the great evil
which has had free scope for so many
years.
The Channel Buoys.
The channel buoys are in bad shape
again and require immediate attention,
No. 9 buoy has not been in position
for some months and is said to be
stored in some warehouse. It ahould
be in proper position. No. 10 buoy is
below No. 8 and has drifted across tho
ohannel, where it will cause some
stoamboat to come to grief one of these
days if not restored to its proper
anchorage. The captain of the snag-
boat Sampson is supposed to have
charge of the buoys at the river's
mouth, but as he is not allowed to aot
without instructions from the government engineer it Victoria, the fact of
hii having charge of them is not of any
advantage to the interest! of Westminster. There seems to bo a little too
much red tape about matters of this
kind whioh require immediate attention, Oapt Grant ihould have oharge
of the buoys, and be allowed to aot
without orders whenever he thinks it
necessary.
According to newspaper reports,
the graves of cine-tenths of the
great poets, orators, historians and
authors of the past are neglected.
The respect thus shown for their
memories will explain why so many
young men of to-day are more anxious to become professional base ball
players than to die great poets, historians or orators. The base ball
player's grave is not neglected.—Esc.
THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY. r
<rl.-liral.il In a Quiet Way hy the People
orilic Hoynl Cily.
The 70th anniversary of our  noble
Queen's natal day was observed at
Westminster as a public holiday.
There was no attempt at celebrating
tho occasion in a public manner, but in
a quiet way the day was thoroughly
enjoyed. Unfortunately tlie weather
was unpleasant, in the afternoon and
many little picnic parties wero obljged
to pack up and move homewards just
as the fun wus about to commence. At
8 o'olock the Presbyterian Sunday
School scholars and a large number of
the congregation left by the steamer
Adelaide for Pitt Lake, amidst the
many beauties of which a most enjoyable day was spent. Dozens of baskets,
stored with all the good things which
tend to make the lives of children
bearable, were taken along, and so well
did the quality of the edibles suit Ihe
tastes of- the excursionists that the
hampers presented nothing but a
dreary and vacant waste at the close of
the return trip.
The oarly train carried many people
to Vancouver, as did also the 1 o'clock
train to Hastings. The incoming
trains were all crowded, and it is estimated that fully 300 Vaucouverites
spent the day in the city. Flags were
flying from every mast head and the
shipping in the harbor was all decorated with attractive bunting, but no
Other attempt at decoration was made.
No provision having been made to
have the usual salute fired by the Battery, a few enthusiastics who would
not let the day go by unobserved,
gathered at Mr, Thos Ovens' machine
shop and there with the aid of two
anvils a salute of 21 guns was fired.
The salute wub fired under the direction of Lieut. Mowat and Lieut. Bonson.
The celebration at Hastings attracted nearly 1500 people, who remained
throughout the day despite the rain
which fell heavily towards the close
of the afternoon. The programme
contained 22 items, the most important
of which waa a wrestling matoh for the
championship of British Columbia,
which, fur some unknown reason did
not come. off. A number of the events
wero reserved for "Vancouver amateurs only," a proceeding not at all in
accordance with the true spirit of
athletic sports. Following were the
results of the different contests :
125 yards race (open)—3 prizes, $15,
810, $5. A. Lewis; Geo. Irving; Haywood.
Sack Race, 75 yards—2 prizes; $10,
$5.   Alex. McLean; Geo. Irving.
Putting Ihe shot, (open)—2 prizes,
§10; 85.    McPherson; Cameron.
Vaulting with the pole—2 prizes, ?6,
84. J. Bates; McLean; Eickhoff and
McPherson, equal.
Hurdle Race, 220 yards—2 prizes,
820, 810.   Geo. Irving; A. Lewis.
Throwing the hammer, (12 lbs.)- -
ti, H. Cameron; McPherson.
Tossing tho Caber-85, $3. Miller,
McPherson.
Running Long Jump—85, 83, 82.
Lewis; Bates; Courtney.
Half Mile Race—810, 8s- tteo'
Irving, J. Irving.
300 yards race (Vancouver amateurs
only) silver cup.   Lillie.
Old man's race—plug hat. A. McLean, 55 years old.
Walking match—87, 84. Geo. Irving; Bates.
Mile race—815, 810. Geo. Irving;
Campbell.
Wrestling match (Vancouver amateurs only)—cup.   J. Dixon.
Putting the shot (Vancouver amateurs only) silver cup.   J. McEchran.
Boy's race—silver cup.   J. Scurry.
Girl's race —silver cup. Gracey
Allan.   	
Police Court.
(Before T. C. Atkinson, P.M.)
John Walsh, charged with vagrancy.
Capt. Pittendrigh appeared before the
court and complained of Walsh as a
public nuisance. Yesterday afternoon
he cot his head caught between two
pickets in Ex-Mayor Dickinson's fence,
and there he remained a disgrace to
himself and an eyesore to tho community for over an hour, when a constable
was sent for and look him to tho lockup. Walsh asked his honor to give
him another chance and he would "put
tho peg in" for now and all time. This
was an old promise of John's and the
court put nu reliance in it. Evidence
adduced that he was even offered to Bell
the family bible lo obtain whisky.
Sentenced to 4 months in the provincial gaol with hard labor.
John Henry, a Langley Indian,
charged with being drunk and incapable
pleaded guilty.   Fined $5 and costs.
Hugh McColl, charged with being
drunk and supplying liquor to Indians,
pleaded not guilty. McColl was one
of the most villainous looking characters who has occupied the dock in
many months. He wbb profane and
impertinent to the court and took no
trouble to show his contempt of the
bench nr any punishment that might
be inflicted upon him. He invited
the court to "go ahead and do the
best you can." After being sentenced
to 3 months with hard labor, MoColl
vented his anger on the court in no
gentle language.
TO DISPEL COLDS,
Headaches and Fevers, to cleanse the
system effectually, yet gently, when cos-
tire or bilious, or when the blood is im*
pure or sluggish, to permanently cure
habitual constipation, to awaken the liver
and kidneys to a healthy activity, without irritating or weakening them, nn
Syrup of Figs.
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Thero were over 10,000 people at
the opening of the Ontario jockey
club spring meeting. For the Queers
plate Colonist won easily; Bonny Eno
being second, and Long Shot third.
The race was one and one quarter
miles; time 2:14", the fastest ever
made for the Queen's plate.
LOCAL AND JjENERAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, May 27.)
. The ship MacDuff commenced loading camo thia morning. She will be
ready for sea in 30, days!
The midsummer examinations for
entrance into tho high school, commenced this afternoon under tho
supervision of Mr. D. Wilson, B, A.,
inspeotor. pf sohoola,
. The Royal City visitors to the Victoria celebration have returned home
all satisfied with their entertainment,
but heartily glad that the Queen's
birthday only comes once a year.
By an advertisement in anothor
column it will be seen that Mr. J. P.
Davies will sell by auction, at thia
city, on June 12th, 1120 ocrea of fine
farming land on Lulu Island govern,
ment reserve. The land is to bo sold
iu 40 aore blocks and the terms are
very easy.
The Saturday evening sorvice at tho
Y M. 0. A. is growing both in interest
and attendance. Especially was this
fact noticeable on last Saturday night,
24 being present, an increase of 8 over
the attendance at the service, on the
corresponding Saturday night last
month. The Sunday afternoon service
is in a very flourishing condition.
The long talked of parlor, for the
members, is at last a reality, thanks to
the Ladies Central Committee. The
carpet and furniture have -been purchased, and all things will be in order
in a few dayi.
Fifty Extra License..
A despatch from Ottawa says: The
Minister of Fisheries has asked Inspector Mowat to report on the advisability of issuing fifty extra licenses ou
tho Fraser river, Mr. A. Ewen having
represented that a large .number nf
men, not employed by the canneries,
are equipped with boats and nets, and
it ia a hardship not to allow them licen-
2nd. Boy's raco, Peter Dockrill lat;
J, Parkin 2nd. Girl's race, Ada
Mavis 1st; Nellie Blackston 2nd. Indian canoe race, Oapt. AugiiBt 1st;
Oapt. Reed 2nd. The Indian horse
races were most pluckily run and
created a great deal of intereat, ' ln
the evening n grand ball was held in
the town hall, at which some (30
couples were present. It was a most
enjoyable affair and a brilliant closing
to the feBtivitioa of the day.
The MclfHren-Ross -IIHIs.
Everything in connection with the
construction of the McLaren-Rosa
mills ia making satisfactory progress.
The pile driver has driven over 400
piles for the foundation on which the
mill will rest, but this is only about a
fifth of the pile driving to be dune.
The portable saw mill has been erected, and commenced running today
for the first time. It iB employed in
cutting the lumber whioh will be used
in the.construction of tho mills. About
eighty men are now employed about
the millsite, and more will be added us
the work progreses. The grading of
the branch line tn. tup the 0. P. R. is
well advanced; and the road bed will
be. ready for the rails within a few
weeks, . ,.;i
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More nouses Wanted,
In spite of the fact that building
operation! never were so active in Westminster as they are at present, the demand fnr houses is greater than ever.
Whenever the foundation of a houso
is commenced the building can be
rented that day, though it may not be
ready for occupation within two
monthi. Many hew comers get discouraged when not able to obtain a
house, and instead of remaining in the
city move elsewhere. Some of our
monied men should go into house
building on a large scale, so that the
wants of the community may be supplied. No better interest can bo obtained than in an investment of this
kind. Two thirds of the buildings in
the city pay from 12A to 25 per cent
on the money invested—and surely
this should be a sufficient inducement,
Here is a splendid investment for
outside capital.
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Church Enlargement
The church edifice of the Reformed
Episcopal denomination in this city
has for some time beeu very noticeably too small for the growing congregation, and it haB been decided to considerably enlarge the building, instead
of erecting a new church this year, an
undertaking which cannot be very
long postponed. Last night's service
was the last to be held in the old
building, as work on the alterations
and extensions begins this week. A
lateral extension of 9 feet, finished
with a gable, will be made to eaoh
side. This will give an audience room
of about 30x40 feet, nearly doubling
the present accommodation. In addition to enlarging the building, considerable improvement will be effected
in its exterior finish and appearance in
various particulars, Clow & Maclure
are the architects in charge of the
church ronovation, and Messrs. Ackerman Bros., the contractors. The work
will cost in the ' neighborhood of
81000, and will, it is expected, occupy
about three weeks in completing. In
the meantime the services of the Reformed Episcopal church will be held
in the Orange Hall.
The Mth at Lansley.
The good people of Langley did not
allow Her Majesty's 70th birthday to
pass unobserved. A fine programme
of iporta and other enjoyments had
been arranged for the day, all of whtch
were carried out to the letter and to
the satisfaction of all. Following are
the prize winners in the gomes and
sports :—Hundred yard raoe, A. Mormon, first; A. Mayboe, 2nd. Hurdle
race, Mayboe, first; Morrison 2nd.
Running high leap, J. A. MaoLean,
first; A. Huston, Snd. Standing high
leap, A. Maybee 1st; A. Morrison 2nd.,
Standing long leap, A. Maybee 1st; J.
A. MaoLean 2nd. Running hop, step
and jump, A. Maybee 1st; A. Miller
2nd. Putting stone, A. Matheion 1st;
F. Matheson 2nd. Throwing hammer,
J. Murray 1st; J. A. MaoLean Snd.
Vaulting, A. Morrison lit; A. Houston
STABBING AFFRAY.
Tho Male of lhe steamer Louise Danger,
oualy Wounded.
During tho run over from Vancouver yosterday the first mate of the steamer Prinoess Louise, Mr. Robert
Turnbull, hod a few words with one
oi the deok hands, a man named Thos.
Grady. The dispute becamo so warm
that blows were exchanged on the
boat, but the men were quickly separated. A short time after the Louise
arrived at her dock horo, the mate
gave some order to Grady, which he
did not obey. They were at tho time
alone on the wharf just outsido of the
warehouse, and the first intimation that
the other men received of any trouble
was when they heard the noise of the
two mon struggling. The male appeared to have the best of the battle;
until finally iho spectators saw his antagonist strike at him three times with
a short clasp knife. Turnbull staggered, and then fell covered with,
blood. Hu had received three cuts,
or, rather, stabs—one in the spine, oue
in the left thigh and one on the wrist.
The services ot Dr. Maonaughton Jones
were at once procured and the injuries
properly attended to. While the doctor was dressing thu wounds received
by the mate, several of the crew became involved in a free tight in the
warehouse. The principals wero two
young men named Tom Matheson aud
William Henry Vernon. Vernon's
friends seeing that ho was being
worsted, advised him to use a knife.
A razor was his weapon, however, and
opening one, lie managed to giro
Matheson a bad cut in tho log. The
police were summoned by tho night
watchman, who did everything in his
power to provont the troublo before
it commenced, nnd to stop if after it
had started, and arrested the two usora
of the knife. The victims of the affray
ure lying in a dangerous condition at
the Royal Hospital. The extent of
thoir injuries is not yet known.—Colo-
iii«( of Friday.
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THE IDAHO ARRIVES
On tier Inaugural Trip.  The Manage.
went TIciikciI wllh the Outlook
and IheServlcowlllShorlly
be Doubled.    |j   .,,,.,,
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The steamship Idaho, Oapt. Auger-
stein, arrived in port this morning at
8 o'clock from Portland, via Sound
portB, This was the inaugural trip of
the new direct service between Portland and Westminster, and Oapt.
Angerstein expresses himself as well
pleased with the results. A large
quantity of freight was billed to evory
port of call, and in almost every instance cargo was obtained for tho return trip. The Idaho has excellent,
accomodation for passengers, the staterooms being large, airy and cheerful.
The dining room and saloon are comfortable apartments, and at the head
of the stairs leading to the deok is a
smoking room which is furnished with
a handsome piano. One of the features aboard the Idaho is the salt
water baths with which she is furnished.
This a luxury and convenience greatly
appreciated by the travelling public.
When the line has been properly established excursionists will be taken
for the round trip at n very low rate.
The facilities fur carrying freight are
excellent. The fruit trade will receive special attention, and the hurricane deck haa been specially reserved
for this branch of the trade. The advantage of carrying fruit on deck,
where there iB a free circulation of air,
is too well known to require more than
passing notico. Merchants and import,
ers should order goods to be shipped
direct by the Idaho, as the saving in
freight will be considerable, besides
whioh it is in the interests of tho oity
that tho service Bhould be maintained,
Commencing on June 3rd the a. i,
Idaho will leave Portland evory 12
daya for Puget Sound and British Columbia ports, calling at WestminBter
every trip. Mr. Campbell, the manager of the company, who accompanied
the Idaho this trip, says that he expects to charter another vessel at an
early dale, in which case the service
will be increased to a vessel every 0
daya. Mr. Campbell has paid the
Fraser river pilotage fees for one
year, whioh is a pretty sure guarantee
that the service will be maintained for
that period at least. It is to be hoped
overy merchant in tho city will throw
all the business possible in tho way of
this new line, lt will pay the merchants and will benefit the city.
Police Court.
Before T. C. Atkinson. P. M.
David Andrews, charged with being
drunk and incapable, paid 85 in ban
for his appearance to-day, but as the
said Andrews had important business
at tho Mission he failed to turn up and
claim the deposit.   Bail forfeited.
Charley Gibson, a half-breed who
has been before tho court several times,
was charged with being drunk and incapable in a house in the swamp.
Fined 85 and costs or 16 dayi in gaol,
Prof. J. W. Mallett finds that
most alum baking powders are made
with alum, acid phosphate of oaloium
bicarbonate of sodium, and starch;
and he settles a disputed point by
showing that not only alum but the
residues left by it its use in baking
powder must be unwholesome in
bread.
THE  CHURCHES.
Summaries  or   City   Sermons Spoken
Vealerdliy.
HOLY.  TRINITY CHURCH.
The sermor. at Holy Trinity churoh
last night wos preached by tho rector,
Venerable Archdeacon' Woods, who
ohose" tor his text Hebrews 4th chap;
14th: Seeing then thot we havo a
great high priest, that is passed into
the heavens, Jesus the son of God, let
U3 hold fust our profession. "I am
quite aware, my brethern, and I intend it, that this loxt refers to the Ascension of Christ. To-night tho text
gives its own lesson, and my motive is
to win the honor, respect and devotion
duo to Ascension t|ay, . The Church of
England has a special way of'marking
out all festivals to bo observed, and
among'these Ascension day is marked.
The ascension is Christ's triumph and
yours. The end of the hard mournful
way begun at Betheleni is ended on
Calvary, and then came the ascension.
How the angels must have wondered
at the humiliation of Christ coming to
earth, but how they must have gloried
when Ho returned brilliant and triumphant after His earthly sojourn. ,How
thoy mutt haverejoiced when thoy know
He had established his earthly kingdom. The ascension is Christ's triumph.
He is not gone from us, but has passed
into heaven whero He pleads His one
sacrifice. According to tho vision of
St. John, He stands like a lamb pleading before the throne. His oue sacrifice is continually pleading there for us,
and this sacrifice has prolonged man's
day of grace. Don't look upon this
sacrifice as having happened 1800 years
ago, but to-day and always. He is in
heaven preparing a place for us, but,
my people, He will also if you will let
Him, prepare you for that day. He
knows all our weaknesses, all our burdens, and Ho ploads for us in heaven,
our Great High Priest for His own
sacrifice. Yos, wo have a great High
Priest who has passed into heaven,
Jesus Christ, tho Son of God. Shall
we not strive that we may be one with
Jesus Christ, that wo may lose none of
HiB high prieBtly pleadings. With
what awful reverence we should approach Him in worship, yes, and even
in speaking of Him Bhould we do so
with awe. He is pleading the sacrifice for us, therefore let us follow Him
ns truo children of the cross.
st. Paul's church.
At the Reformed Episcopal churoh
last, evening tho Rev. Thos. Hadden
preached from Mutt. 10c 3v.—"Oh
yo hypocrites, ye can discern the faco
of tho sky; but can ye not discern the
signs of the times I"—and spoko sub
stantially as follows: These remarkable words were addressed to the
Pharasees, who.had used every means
possible to baffle Christ, and they now
come to Him seeking a sign in proof
of His divinity. One would have
thought that the miracles they had
witnessed would have convinced them
of His divinity. Their purpose was
offensive, because they did not want
to believe in His divinity, but simply
to attack and annoy the Savior, hence
the text. The text, originally addressed to tho Jews, is applicable to
us, and it is our duty to watch the
signs of the time. The bible nnd history together show us that there have
been periods or change in the moral
world and that they have had their
forerunners; and those who study the
past and passing events can predict
what will occur in the near future:
theso ure not prophets, for a ptophet
does not need these signs, for he speaks
what is revealed to him by Ood. Signs
can be takon In predict coining events
juBt as the quiet stillness warns of tho
coming storm. Our own age is as replete as any that have passed with
moral indicators. The universal diffusion of knowledge, the increased
moral and religious activity, the increased facilities fur distribution of
thoughts and discoveries through tho
printing press, all point that there is no
excuse for ignorance. In various sections throughout America the Roman
Oatholio church is paying attontion
to and assisting in this diffusion of
knowledge, beginning as they are to
find that ignorance is not to be left
undisturbed in this age of progress,
And as light dispell darkness so education, obliterating ignorance, has a
tendency to elevate man and lead him
to think of his obligation totho Supremo
Being. Tho activity in our Sunday
schools, tlie general ubo of our libraries,
the evangelical and otlier influences,
not only show signs of progress, but
point that Christianity ii a living force
and that universal knowledge will bo
diffused undor ils varioui agencies.
Then tho young people of our ohurohes
are more active, and they are doing
mure and tlieir influence iB felt more
than it was a hundred yean ago, the
words of the children move to the performance of better things. Another
sign to be considered is tho extent of
new discoveries and the importance of
uow inventions, their limit and ulti
mate end; their limit is at present unknown, but there shall oome a time
when they shall terminate, and many
divines think the limit is nearly reached and that the signs of to-day point
to tho near approach of the end. Another sign iB the increasing power and
influence of the Anglo-Saxon race,
moving not only under the British flag,
but throughout the States, from the
Atlantio to the broad Paoific, spreading their language as well as exerciiing
their pbilinthrophy. Then a sign ii
■een in the decay and approaohing dissolution of heathen institutions and
power, our Christian education undermining these institutions until those
already enlightened are calling
for increased help, and in Japan, India and China the inroads
already made show fruit in the hold
the more modem and rational systems
are taking where before the horrors of
darkness reigned. What do these
signs indicate I they hare a meaning
without doubt. Why cannot wo discern their meaning? The Ohristain
nations now govern tho world intellectually, morally and commercially, and
as the pace quickens and the progreu
takes longer strides wo cannot view its
onward march as unsignificant nnd
valueless, for God-will demonstrate by
and byo that 'they are of infinite VBlue,
and even now it is impossible to estimate the mighty hosts of Israel that
are at present engaged in storming the
enemies' camp 'and that will eventual;
ly record Victory foil the kingdom of
the Messiah, Every means, every
step we take, should be made to tend
to tho advancement of His kingdom.
Then what is our duty? To rightly
discern; the Pharasees being bliuded
byein had no discernment; let us be
without sin, laboring and praying for
tho incoming kingdom of Ohrist, that
the signs may thioken and i that ■ the
day may quickly approaoh when . on
His assumption of the throne forever
we will with song and thanksgiving
"Orown Him Lord of all."
VICTORIA NEWS.
Speoial to the Colujibun.
Victoria, May 24.—Yesterday's
celebration was the grandest and most
complote event of the kind ever
witnessed in this city. Early ir*
the morning the Btreets ooinmenced
to fill with people and by the timo
the chief event of the morning (the International baseball match between the
Amities and Port Townsends) came
op, 15 to 18 thousand people wore
gathered oii Beacon hilt. The game
of ball was a fine exhibition of manly i
sport, Port Townaeiid forcing lhe Amities to their utmost endeavors to up-
hold their supremacy; at the end of the
ninth innings the game stood a tie, 9
to 9. Great excitement ensued. The
tenth inning wns then playeu, in which
Victoria soured one, Ihe visitors failing to increase their score. Amid
great enthusiasm the game was declared to be the Amities' by a score of 10
to 9.
The yacht raoe failed, owing to no
wind.   The sailing race for boats, 18
feet at water line, was won by Collin's '
"Wasp," "Teal" second. j
The horse roces at Victoria driving
park, were good, "Paddy Ryan" won .
the trottiug race. "MoCullough" won
the running half mile race.
The bicycle race was won by Kyle
Thompson, Tacoma. Prince Wells,
champion trick rider, gave a fine exhibition of fancy riding. T. Minor
won the local race.
The crioket match Victoria vs. Westminster, was won by Victoria with a
score of 165 to 97.
The boxing match was won by Clem
Austin 3 to 2.
The regatta at the Gorge was a grand
suci ess. Ten thousand people witnessed it. The shores and water were a
•olid maaf if people and boats. The
races were hotly eoniested. Cutter
race, Swiftsure first, Amphion second;
4 oar giga, Ward's crew won, naval
officers second; 5 oared whaler's, won
by Swiftsure, Amphion second; single
outrigger skiff, Richardson won, Bush
second; 5 oared whaler's,, boys, won.
by Swiftsure, Icarus second; Peterboro eanoos, won by Bush, Watson
second; Thompson Cnpeland third;
Indians, canoe, Songhiss won, Saanich
second; four oar dug out (Indians), won
by Valdez Island, second Oowichcn;
double outrigger skiffs, Law Bros, won
Mackintosh aud Carmiohael.seoond;
dingy race, Swiftsure won.
The swimming race was good, and
was won by a Cowichan Indiau named
Shock, Askew coming second.
The greasy pole contest was won by
an Indian.
In the evening the ball was a most
brilliant affair, upwards of three hundred couples being oh the floor. Dancing was kept up till an early hour.
The greatest good nature marked all
of yesterday's sports.
To-day is going to be very muoh hotter than yesterday. The Viotoria fire
department gave an exhibition at
Frank Campbell's corner early this
morning.
The lacrosse match was won by
Vancouver after a holly' contested
game.
Victoria, May 27. —A Frenoh Canadian named Henry Carter has been
committed for trial for stealing a
oouple of rings from Mrs. McKeon, of
the Oriental Hotol.
The man who "it the mate of the
Princess Louise is remanded uutil
Monday. The mate was unab1 _ io
lenve the hospital tfi appear against
him.
The yacht race, which was postponed
from Friday, on account, of light
wind, is being sailed tills afternoon.
James Wilson, supt. 0. P. R. Telegraph, leaves with the barge Electron
in the morning for Seattle and will
lay a short cable for the Puget Sound
Telegraph Oo.
Some Indian houses on the Songish
reserve were burnt this afternoon.
It is reportod that the fleet has ordors to sail for Behring's Sea, and will
do io on Juno 10th. The war ships
which will go are the Swiftsuro, Amphion and Icarus. It is not known
whether their orders are to protect
sealers or not.
NOTIOB.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
I Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to pur
chase the following desoribed land, vis.:
The north-east % ot Section 28, Township i, commencing at a slake placed at
the northeast corner of said lot, thence
west 40 chains, thence south 40 chains,
thence east 40 chains, thence north 40
chains, to the pointof commencement,
containing one hundred and sixty 1160]
aores, more or less.
THOS. HADDON,
New West; B. O., May 2,1889.
W8iny2m	
ITOTXQR
LORENZO LSRTORA, Deceased.
A LL PERSONS having any claims
J\ against the estate of Lorenzo Lortora,
formerly of the Fountain, near Llllooet,
deceased, aro hereby required to send In
the particulars ot tholr claims to Gii.lio
Piaqoio, of Happy Valloy, Motcliosln
Dlstrlot, or to Nicola Bonini, of the Fountain, Llllooet, the Executors of the will of
tho will of tho said deceased, on or before
tho 1st day of July next.
Dated 80th April, ism
dwmy'ml QILLIO PIAQOIO. /ctr^LY BKITISH COLUMBIAN
Wednesday Murning. May HO. ISM).
LOCAL AND CENEBAL NEWS.
| (From Daily Columbian, May 28.)
Work has beeu  commenced   on  a
few Presbyterian church at  Vancou-
er.
The. water iu the rivor bus not
Ihanged perceptibly during the past
>eek.
Sir Leonard Tilley was expected to
leave Winnipeg yesterday for Vancou-
'ver. He will slop over at several
points for rest.
The  Norwegian    barque  Premier
from Rio de Janerio, haB   arrived   at
^Quebec, and is quarantined with yellow
lever on board.
The latest news from Ottawa is to
(the effeot that Mr. D. Chisholm M.P.,
is convalescing rapidly,and will soon be
able to return to British Columbia.
[This will be welcome news to Mr.> Chis-
■holm's host uf friends.
The first baseball matoh of the sea-
Mi will be played at Vancouvor on
"ucsday June 4th, between the Van-
Bouver and. Westminster toams.   The
Return match will be  played  in  this
[City about a week later.
flib-.DojMinioi.i Illustrated for, 18th
|May contains, among ita. numerous illustrations, two viows uf British   Collin bia scenery, near Donald, and also
"io second article in a series on "Our
Piid West Land,"   by  Mrs.   Arthur.
jpragge.
Capt. John Irving,   Morris   Moss,
"lieu. Davie, R, P.   Rithet  and   H.
[Saunders are opplying for   incoi'povar.
'ion as the. Alpha Milling and .Mining
limited.   The  capital  stock   is
|8120,000, divided into   12,000  shares
it 810 each.   Tbey will develop  cer-
lin mining  properties  at   Anderson
lake.
Mr, Edward Montonee, after serving a term of six months in  the  pro-
[viucial gaol for attempting to rob Mr.
""" Crake, was released yesterday  and
few hours later Was  re-arrested   for
jeing drunk  and  incapable  on   the
treets.     At  the   police  court  this
ioming he pleaded hard   to  be  ox-
Bused and promised to leave   the  city
Immediately.   On this   condition  he
[was allowed to go.
One of the many little "incidences"
ihich go to make the life of the com-
lercial man happy, occurred to R. E.
Smith this week. The plate glass
>rdered for his new store front arrived per, O.P.R., the freight charges
being 8348. The point of the joke
comes iu when it is known the original
tost of the glass is only 8U3. Verily,
the pleasant life of the merchant is not
^without alloy.— Kamloops Sentinel.
The midsummer examinations of the
pupils of the New Westminster high
Ichool commended at 1 p.m. yeiterday
Wer the supervision of Mr. D. Wil-
in, and are still in progress. The sublets in whioh the pupils have been examined so far are: English history,
!arithmetic, composition, algebra, geography, mental. arithmetic, nattfral
-philosophy ahd, grammar. There art)
-"pupils in attendance who will bg ex-
lined in 32 branches in all. The ex-
lination will probably occupy the
"hole of the weel *
Southern Bailway Conitraetlra.  ■■
The latest news in Southern railway
.construction is the establishment of a
new comp'cioso ' to  the ' international
boundary, . All the men in this camp
are whito men, the .work being too
heavy; for Ohinese. -. Work on . other
portions of the line is progressing
favorably, though the late rains have
checked operations to a certain extent.
Tho road bed from Brownsville sereii
miles south will be ready for the  rails
1 within two weeks.
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Old Fart Douglas.
The str. Adelaide left this morning
Ifor old Fort Douglas at the head of
Harrison lake. This historic place
has not been visitod by a Westminstor
Isteamer for more than ten years, when
it was a thriving town giving promise
of future greatness. With the decline
in mining came a like decline in the
'population and business of Fort Douglas, whicli slowly dwindled nway until
only its memory was left. A logging
Jcamp has lately been established near
ifort Douglas by the Brunette Saw-
Mills Oo. and the Adelaide has gone
up to bring down a tow of logs, The
blast of her whistle will awaken echoes
^wliioh have Iain dormant for many
years, '
An Opinion on Taxes.
Mr. R. W. Doane,  an  old   West-
,rjainstoritu und still a  largo   proporty
holder in tho city, has u  liberal  and
corroot idea of taxation, j Writing • to
a gentleman iu thia city he  snys: "As
regards the taxes, when any   place improves, that, of necessity, goes with it.
[I-always considered Now Westminster
acted fodlisli in I hat' regard; they   always kept tuxes   too low.   Taxes   arc
*like any other guod  investment, they
pay well    I uni'suro you ivouid'rnther
pay the present  oasesment,   than   go
Duck to the old .figure, .with   no   rail-
roadsiforrys, woolen mill, etc.   Itila
wise- investment, and I  am suro you
would rather- have  it, bo. .. You   will,
find that tho enterprising Yaukies you
Bpeak of will find no fault  with  your
taxes, for I can assure yon  thoy  tax
themselves onough, and it pays. well.
'You know hothiiiii abcait  taxes up
i'here yet'.   Compared with here' you
pay, nothing.   Your stock  in  trado
'here and evon tho dob's on your books
year after year, if not ptvid, even -yoiir j
furniture.and olothing  and chickens;
oity, county and.stat.e, altogether bring!
lit up to 2  per.   cont  and   sometimes
f higher; and it seeuis to drivo things^
(ahead in spite df themselves.   It keeps'
Money moving all  the   time.    I  am
Iglad your prospects are bright.    I feel
Isilteyou will havo good times."
EBui'i-lKflii Kot Springs Notes.
Tho St. Alico Hotel-is taxed to its
utmost rapacity lo find room fur the
numerous guests whu have boen flocking to tho springs during the last few
weeks. The hut springs havo nevor
been bo popular as they are this season.
Many persons are purchasing lots at
the springs on which they intend
building cottages. In consequence of
this the price of lots has advanced considerably.
Trout fishing was nover bettor than
it is this.season. Two gentlemen
brought in 19 dozen un. Saturday, the
result uf 8 hours fishing. Another gentlemen caught 6 dozen the same day.
A number of Vancouventes discovered an eagle's nest ina large tree
near the St. Alice Hotel, and determined to get tho young. After firing 100
rounds of Winchester ammunition into
the tree without effect the party retired fur the night. The next morning, bright and early, the attack was
resumed, this time with axes. After
cutting away vigorously until tho
hands of every one in the party wero
bo completely covered with blisters
that further operations would hare
been attended with.pain as well as fatigue, the siege was raised and the
eagles left to their fate. The mother
eagle watched tho proceedings undismayed, and with cheerful feolings
throughout the whole duration of the
attack. Iu fact she seemed to enjoy
the fun, as did many of the guests of
the St. Alice Hotel who watched the
proceedings from afar.
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School Board Meeting,
A special meeting of the school
trustees was hold in the cuuncil chambers at 7:30 p.m. yesterday.
Present: Mayor Hendry, chairman,
Wm. Johnston, Wm. B. Townsend, Ji
A. Calbick, M. Sinclair and John McKenzie.
On motion of Mr. Johnston, seconded by Mr. Oalbick, application was
directed to be made to the city council
for a site for the Westsido school house
on lot 17, blook 7, suburban, which the
government reoords show to belong
to the city.
A letter from Mr. Wm. Robb was
read tendering his resignation as trustee, on the ground of removal from the
city. . On motion of Mr. Johnston,
seconded by Mr. Sinclair, the resignation of Mr, Ross was accepted,     ,
A communication was read from the
superintendent of education stating
that the school and school property at
Sapperton have been placed under the
control of the New Westminster city
board.
On motion of Mr. Oalbick, seconded
by Mr. Sinclair, the secretary was
authorized to post the Usual notices
for the annual school meoting to be
held on 10th of June in 'the new city'
hall; and also for the rfcminntion of
trustees on the 17th of June, according to law. , "
i On motion the secretary was instructed to prepare a draft report tobo
submitted tn the board for approval.
The meeting then adjourned to
meet on the call of the chairman.   '
Thelrustees whose terms expire are:
J. A! ..flalbick, St.: Patrick's Ward;
J. McKenzie, St. George's - Ward;
M. Sinclair,  Bt.   .Andjrews' "Ward.
The'vaoancy ih St. Abdrewa' Ward
caused by the resignation' of Mr. Rossi'
must also be filled. -.      *
Messrs. Win. Johnston and W. B,
Townsend continue in office during the
next year.
A FINE GARDEN.
The "frail outlook.—Magnineent and
Prolific yields and Astonish-   1
Ing Beiullt
The present season promises ambit
prolific yield tu the* horticulturist,
From all parts of the district the same
reports como, that every tree and busli
is overloaded with fruit. 8 To obtain
an idea of tho advancement of tli
fruit crop, its prospects, possible yield
etc.,. a representative of Tun Columbian paid a visit last evening to Aid.
Thus, Ounningham's garden, the fame
of which has extended far beyond
the limits of Westminster; This garden covers a littlo over 6 aores of
ground, and it is a question if any
equal quantity of land on the continent
yields a greater revenue. For so
small an area the variety of fruits
grown is wonderful. Tho first thing
that strikes the eye on entering the
grounds is the purfect condition in
which everything is kept. Such a thing
as neglect to any portion of the garden
is not observable, even iu tho remotest corner. Tho trees and bushes aro
all neatly pruned, healthy looking aud
free from mildow and scabs, which is
nut nl ways tho case in the bust kopt gardens and orchards. Mr. Cunningham
explains this satisfactory and somu-
whut unusual condition of things in a
very logical answer. Ouiitiiiual and
unceasing attention from the moment
the shrub is put in tlio ground, -the
careful destruction uf. evevy insect from, allien ' the principal
evils arise, and liberal manuring of the soil, which is also kept
free from obnoxious growths. [I'his
iill sootas very easy, but it means
never ending work. The -strawberry
garden covers two and a (piarfef acres,
and embraces 10 varieties of fruit.
This crop, which is ripening every (lay
and is being shipped tq tho, market,
Mr. Cunningham reckons: by. .tons,
The yield is enormous nnd to many
would'soour fabulous, but tlio, garden
is upen fur inspection and thegrbateet
scoptic can easily have his-eyes opened
tu truths even greater than wo care to
write. Ten men aro kept constantly
employer! picking mid packingtho berries fur market, and thoy lire 'kopt
very busy indeed. The size of the
fruit, is as surprising as thb yieldf In I
any row in tho patch 10 berries can
bo picked which oombinod will
weigh u pound. Berries weighing '2
ons. each are not uncommon;     '
Tho GOO gooseberry bushes, planted.
in neat rows, were so overloaded with
fruit that Mr. Ounninghhm found it
absolutely necossary to strip large
quantities from each bush. This fruit
is bright and healthy looking, and no
sign of mildew ie to be found on one
of the 600 bushes. Tho currant crop
is also large, almost beyond belief.
The garden contains 1100 of theso
bushes, and the expected yield will
reach many tons in weight. The raspberry crop looks fully as promising as
any of tho others. Muoh could be
said of this department of the garden,
but space prevents us giving it the attention it deseryes. The grapes, apricots, pears, cherries, plums, prunes
and apples are all looking excellent,
and promise wonderful yields.. Perhaps tho most noteworthy among these
are the prune trees, which are a marvel to behold. The branches nre
simply clusters of fruit, aud. so prolific is the growth that fully two thirds
of the fruit is being stripped, the
branches nut being strong enough to
support the weight. These troes are
only in their fifth year, but they ureas
large as tho averago treo of nearly
twice the age. Two hundred prunes
were counted on a branch four feet
long by half an inch in thiekness. This
will give an. idea of the immense crop
certain to be picked.
Mr, Cunningham takes much pleasure in receiving visitors to Iub gardens,
and, being an enthusiast in horticultural matters, ho is not unwilling to
part wilh the secret of his success.
The garden is certainly a credit to the
city and is also one of the most important objects of interest, showing aB
it docs, within a small space, tho wonderful adaptability of the soil and
climate . of liritish. Oolumbia for the
successful cultivation of all kinds of
fruits known to- the temperate zone, as
well sb some that might be described
as semi-tropical.
 ,»
KITCHEN ECONOMY.
Some Official Tests of Baking Powders.
Showing their Comparative Strength
and whleh Is Most Economical.
The below tabulated statements aro
extracts from public tests of baking
powders, made to ascertain their
relative value in practical use in baking. The powder containing the largest amount of available leavening gas
(excluding the alum and phospate powders) not only produce! the finest,
most delicious and wholesome food,
but is the most economical in use.
United States government Chemist
Professor Edward G. Love, found the
comparative strength of the powders
named as follows :
Cubic ln Oas
Namk. per oz. Powder.
Royal 127.4
Fatapsco Alum Powdor 126.2
Horsford's (Fresh)..... 121.6
Horsford's (Not Fresh) ....;... 84.35
Charm (Alum Powder) -116.9
' Cleveland'! ...110.9
Sea Foam, , 107.0
Dr. Price's 102.6
Massachusetts State Analysts found
the strength of several baking powders
ss follows :  	
Name. Cu. ln gas per oz.
Royal.: .126.1
Cleveland's 3 107.7
Congress ..;.., A 81.2
Horsford's...'. i 95.1
.Prof: C. VV. Parsqns, J9V Y. College
of Pharmaoy, in tests -made' for '
Grocer's Association of New York,
found the strength of; six brands ai
fdlldfcri: ( '""    '      ' ' '
Name. Cu.lngasper6z,
Royal...., ;....„ .I-..-..I86.05
Cleveland's 119.92
Sea Foam  - 118.13
Dr. Price's ., ...„ 100.27
HoHford'i ; 102.61
Congress. 05.86'
Teste "by Prof. McMurtrie, late
Chemist in Chief, U. S. Agricultural
Department, Washington, ti. O.:
Name. Cu. ln gas per oz
Royal .....130.05
Cleveland's 104.10
Dr. Price's.. .,.....,  99.85
None Such 77.24
Horsford's Phosphate) - 71:00
It will bo noticed that the Royal pro.
duces from 17 to 40 per cent, more
leavening gas than any other cream of
tartar powder, and il consequently:
that much more economical.
The Government Chemist, Prof.
Edward G: Lore, who made the
analysis of baking powders for the
New York State Board bf Health as
well as for the U. S. gbroi'umont snys!
"I find the Royal Baking powdor composed of pure and' wholesome ingredients, it does not contain either alum
or phosphates or other injurious substance."
City Council. ,';'
The council met last niglit at 8.
o'clock for the transaction of business.
Preaent Aldermen Curtis, Scoullar,
Calbick, Jaques and Townsend.       '
His worship Mayor Hendry iu the
chair.
COMMUNICATIONS
From Turnbull & Working, -asking
permission to lay building material on
Albert Crescent.
Granted under the supervision of the
board ul' works.
Frum E. Wliyinuti, asking for itreet
linos on Mnry and Melbourne streets.
. Referred,to iho lnnird uf works with
power tu act.
From H. T. Thrift, C. M. C, Surrey, enclosing cheque for 875 amount
due on advertising folders..,    ,   ,
Received and lho clerk instructed to
acknowledge tho samo...
From B. Douglas, asking permission
to oon'riuot ascwor on'Mprivsle street.
Granted undor tho supervision oftho
board of worlts,
From G. W. Grant, asking permission to lay building matorial ou l'ulhuui
stroot.
Grouted, under thu supervision of the
board of works.   -
A communication from tho suorot-iry
oftho lluat'il of schoul trustees was
read, asking fur the grant of un acre
of land fur Bohool-purposes. .Received.
Tho liro nnd light coiiimitioc recommended as follows: That a telephone
bo placed In the captain's residence,
alio also that it now hoso reel carl be
purchased fur lin; station Nu. 2, un
Ruyiil avenue;   itlsu lhat a sui of har
ness bo obtained for the fire department ub soon as possible.   Adopted.
The board of works reported that a
wagon for the use of. the corporation
had been purchased from J. E. Sulley
at a cost of $80.   Adopted.
Aid. Townsend reported on the unsanitary condition of Douglas street
drain.
Referred to tho board of health.
A committee consisting of Aid.
Jaques, Scoullar aud McPhaden, was
appointed fo confer with the school
trustees regarding the choice of site
for-the west end school.
The streets and sidewalks by-law
was laid on the table to be taken up at
a special meeting.
The council weut into committee of
the whole on tho trades license bylaw, which was read clause by  clause.
The committee rose; reported progress and asked leave to sit again.
The railway rate reduction by law
was introduced by Aid. Curtis and
read three several times and finally
passod. This by-law is to reduce the
rate to bo levied under the railway
bonus by-law of last year, inasmuch as
the debentures to bo issued under that
by-law ure to bear 6 per cent, interest instead of6 percent..
Aid. Scoullar introduced a by-law
for naming and numbering the streets,
which was read a first time. •
The council then ndjonrned.
Maple Uldge Notes.
The most successful open meeting of
New Era Lodge, I. O. G. T., sinco the
inception of tho order at Maple Ridge,
was held in the school houso Wednesday evening of lost weok. The attendance Was so large that not only were'
the seats all taken up, but all the
available standing room of the school
room was occupied. The order was all
that could be desired. Mr. D, Mc-
Gilvray, of Sumas, W. G. O. T. of
B. 0., presided. The programme consisted of musical and literary selections
and addresses. With the exception of
the chairman's excellent address the
"bill of fare" of tho evening's entertainment was rendered by local talent.
To eulogize on the manner in whioh
each and all rendered his or her part
would be imposing a talk on The Columbian with whioh your correipondent does not feel at liberty to tax the
patience of its numerous readers.
The names of the performers were:
Miss Jennie Trembath, Miss Agnei
Irving, and Messrs. McAdam, McKay,
Pope, J. and A. Docksteader, Russel,
Henry, Armstrong, Howison and Murray, and Rev. Mr. Stevens. The address delivered by Mr. McKay was a
masterpiece of eloquence. He delineated in the moit grophio style the
effects of alcohol on the system, and
closed his speech by a magnificent
peroration, whioh . completely . enraptured the audience end called forth
rounds of applause. Sered names were
added to the list of Good Templars. A
unanimous vote of thanks was tendered the ohairman, and the meeting
broke up aftor singing the National
Anthem. A cssusl visitor oould not
but observe that the temperance sen-
temenj at Maple Ridge is in the aioeu
dant ani} that the peoples' .motto is
"No sale of any intoxicants within the
imuriicipality." . "•«,
.-■■■■   '■-—- fcWlil \ "Iff       A
Geo. R. Ashwell advertises for sale
in this, paper a half.hiJBed. Ayrsliiro
bull and several new milch cows.
.^.—~-„i.f^ ...—^.^,-^n. ji .- i — .... iu
The Boyal Soap Works at St. Boni
face were totally dostrayap; by lire on
Saturday, evening. JEioss fgtyOOO.
 .  m  .	
Winnipeg defeated Fargo I at bans
bolron-Saturiaybyl2tbsIl."   •
Wholesale City Market.
Beof,     per 100 lbs 14 00 8 i 50
Fork. '-' -.7 503 8 50
Mutton      "  8 009 0,00
Potatoes     "      150 @    75
Cabbago     ('       609 100
Onions       "    1009 150
Wheat        "   1609000
Oats " ..': ;. 1 75 9
Peas '• ■■      '. ' 1509 2 00
-Hay,       per ton 12 00915 00
Butter (rolls) perib.. ,„..,  0 289 0 85
Cheese, "  ,..    0 149 0 15
Eggs,      perdoz V  0 209'   25
Cordwood (retail) per cord...... 8 00® 4 00
Apples, per box .,,, -  80 @ 150
Hldes(gr'n| per 100 lbs   4 00 9 6 00
"    (dry)       "'      ...........  6 00 9 9 00
Wool, per lb   ;...      6 9    10
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Meteorological lienor! for Week Ending
Miy'-5th, 1880.
max. mm. rain.
Sunday 78.0     47.0
Monday ,  71.0    51.0
Tuesday .v. :... 00.0     48.0    0.31
Wednesday 01.0     44.0
Thursday (ISO    47.0
Friday 67.0     40.0
Saturday ,72.0    51.0    0.15
Sunshine and cloud; warm.
A. Psiir.R,Capt'n.
WToon Baby wu slok, ws glv. her Castor].,
When she wm n Child, ehe cried for CmiiorU,
When she became If iss, eho climg to Castoria,
Whsa ehs hod Childnn, ebe c»to them Cutorii
D. S. CURTIS & OO.
AQENTS   B. LAURANCE'S   SPECTACLES.
T. V.. ATKINSON,
BARRISTER,SOLIOITOR.Ao, Offlces-
Mfisiiiilc Building, New Westminster,
B. O.        , dwtc
AK.nsTHONG <k KCKSTBIN,
BARRISTERS,  SOLICITORS,   ETC.-
Maaonlo Building,   Now Westmin-
ster, B. (J,   . dwmyltc
Wholesale and Retail Druggists
NEXT COLONIAL HOTEL, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
BON  MAROHE.
SPRING AND SUMMER
Dress and JFancy Goods!
I,
WALKER & SHADWELL.
dwse28tc
COtBOHU. MrCOl.L A .)£#-«•,
BARRISTER'S, SOLICITORS, «<*.■' OfH-
cos—Masonlo Buildings, New West-
mlnstoivimd-Vancouver, B, C,   , .dwto
JOSEPH B, OAVNOR, D.A.,LI..n.
riOLD MEDALIST of Iho Unlvorsltj of
IXiDublln. IBATRUISTER-AT l,AW* W
IhoHlBli Court of Justice, Ireland. OIllcos,
Col-nGr Mi'Kmiil! A Olarkson Sts., Hew
Westminster, "    , '   ,      ,      . d^'fealto;
«. W. OUANT,
ARCHITECT.  Onlec-Cornor Mary and
C1 arlcson Sts., Westminster,   dwto,
POR  SALE.
ONE HAIjF.BM-.EpAYRSHIRE BULL
also, soveral new Mlleli Cows.
Apply to IIV.O. R. ABHW15M.,
liiyaii;)' Chilliwhaok.'
win'yi*!
T.J.TRAPP&CO.
GENERAL & SHELF HARDWARE,
Including Tools of all kinds of the best makes; CroSS-CUt & Hllll'l-SawS,
Bnrbea Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary Utensils for Farming;
PuUcy Blocks, Snatch Blocks, Bopc & Chain in all sizes; Pitch,
Tar & Oakum; Tarred and Plain Paper for Building; Paints & Oils
in all colors; Liquid Paints in all shades; Floor Paints ready touse; Grind
Stonesi Wall Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
Lubricating. Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural Implements,
Ssy Special attention given to orders by mail.
T. J. T_3_&._?I? 6Z CO.,
Columbia Street, New Westminster.
dwjly3to
.JUST   RECEIVED,
Direct from Germany, by Express,
The Latest Novelties in
In Ijfew Shades and Combinations.
Nothing Like Them Ever Shown in the City
before.  Call and See them.
' 4wtc
ROYAL CITY
ian;, Ld.
RICHARD STREET, NEW WESTMINSTER.
HANtjFACTl'REItS AND DEALERS IN
MU of Bongh aod Dressed Liter
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
SALMON BOXES, BET FLOATS, TRAYS,
-A-ia'D  All   BCIHTDS   OS-
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors*   Frames.   Windows,
Mouldings. Balusters,
Blinds. Brackets.
Railings, Newels,
PLAIN AND FANCY AND ALL KINDS OF TURNED WORK.
nolflilwly
COMMERCIAL PRINTING.
Tim Columbian Printing Establishment has first-clsSs facilities for
nil kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every .description, Posters, Dodgers,
Price Lists, &c Prices will be found ns low as st any other offii» where
first-class work is dono. Weekly British Columbian
WeiliKwilny Horning. Slay '.'0. ISSO.
Lnte Despatches.
wronged another man's wife.
New York, May 20.—Georgo H.
Jennings, real estate agent of Elena-
burg, Wnshingtou Territory, was arrested horo Sunday uight nnd has boon
committed to prison to wait a requisition. Ho is charged wilh wronging
the wife of L. M. Mestulle, another
real ostate agent of Elensburg, who
has reposed a great ileal of conlideucc
in him. Jennings fled the latter part
of April of last yoar. During his adventures, of whicli he was reticent, n
small pieco of steel by some accident
pierced ouo of his eyeballs and nearly
distroyod his eyesight. He waa undor
treatment here when arrested.
HENRY VIIUsD EX"LAINS
New Youk, May 20.—Henry Villard, speaking last night of the contest between Elijah Smith and himself for the control of tho Oregon Transcontinental, said: "It is absolutely
untrue thnt I was an instrument in
bruising about the present corner of
the stock. We have done nothing beyond buying stock, paying for it, and
holding on to it. I presume the other
side haB done the same. The corner
was simply due to the foolishness of
the shorts in telling more stock than
there is. I am very anxious to put an
end to tho distressing state of things
at the stock exchange. I am thinking
somewhat cf proposing to the other
side that each Bhall contribute 10,000
shares of our holdings for the relief of
the market, under proper conditions
and restrictions. I hold nearly 200,-
000 shares and hold proxies for 5,000
more. The other side do not think so,
but I propose having n committee of
three prominent neutral bankers to
prove our holdings from tho stoek
ledger of the Oregon Transcontinental
Company."
FRENCH   TRAGEDY.
London, May 20.—Tho encounter
between M. M. Rochefort and Pilotel,
on Regent street, last evening, is the
sensation of the hour. Both gentlemen have boen beaeiged by interviewers to-day and their statements concerning tho affair aro widely at variance with ono another. M. Rochefort
gave the following version of it: "I
was walking along Regent street
about 7 o'clock last night, when suddenly I saw Pilotel walking toward
me. He stopped in front of me
and struck a pugili.tic attitude at the
same time threatening to 'punch' my
head. Pilotel continued his threatening language, and, merely for the purpose of frightening him, I drew a revolver and pointed it at time. The
pistol was in a leather case, tightly
clasped, so that I could not possibly
have fired it had I wished to do so.
When Pilotel saw the harmless weapon, he dropped his bands nnd ran
away bellowing 'murder.' In spite of
the serious view taken of the affair by
the police nnd bystanders, they could
not control their laughter at the fellow's cowardice any more than they
could conoeal their contempt for his
conduct." The version given by M.
Pilotel denies in olmost every
particular the statement of M.
Rochefort. He insists that the
pistol was not only without a
cover, but that it was cocked. M.
Pilotel indignantly denies that he ran
away, and strictly speaking he didn't,
for he had scarcely turned bis back
upon his antagonist and started to run
when he was seized by the police.
The belief io general that the magistrate before whom the twu will be
brought to-morrow will treat both
prisoners, and especially Rochefort,
with all the Bo.verity warranted by the
circumstances.
NEWFOUNDLAND  FISHERIES.
Halifax, N.S., May 21.—Advices
from the bay of St. George, N.P., ssy
the relations between the New Found-
land and Frenoh fishermen to the disputed French shore are reaching a
crisis The commander of the British
warship Lily has issued a proclamation
to the effect that he would not permit New Foundland fishermen to catch
herring, and if they did so would confiscate them. An indignation meeting
was held, at whioh strong language
was used. Rev. ti. Homluy, prefect
apostolic of Newfoundland, told the
commander of the British warship that
he was there with the apparent mission uf protecting the French instead
of tho liritish colors. The commander
replied that hu was carrying out his instructions from tho imperial government, aud added thut he took but
little stook in the inhabitants of Newfoundland. The government proclamation, which was posted up in public
places, was quickly torn down by the
infuriated people. Tho French are
given concurrent rights by the treaty
to that part of Newfoundland,
but olaim exclusive jurisdiction,
and now that they can get
bait in other portions of Newfoundland
they are asserting thoir claims of ex-
olusiveness to the bay of St. Goorge
and supplying themselves with bait
there. This prevents tho British from
getting fish, which would of coune
interfere with the French, and the
Britiih warship there prevents any
interference. The people threaten to
tne rifles to enforce their rights. They
say they will either do that or abandon
that portion of the Britiih empire to
the French.   Bloodshed is predicted.
CRONIN'S BODY  DISCOVERED.
Ohioaoo, Hay 22.—At 5 o'olook
this evening the body of a man wai
discovered lying at the bottom of a
minhole in a large lewer in the vioini-
ty of the place where the blood stained
trunk was found on the morning following the mysteroui disappearance
of Dr. Patrick H. Cronin. The body
has been removed to the Lake polioe
station, where it is said that the remains have been identified beyond sll
doubt as those of Dr. Oronin.
ICE CREAM  AND VERDEGRIS.
Chaitakwaiu, Hay 22.-Wori hu
been received from Sequuchoe, that, at
an ice cream supper at J. B. Fortius
house, half a hundred peoplo were
poisoned by verdegris. Willie Hayes
and Jack Dungan are dead; the others
will recover.
OTTAWA NOTES.
Ottawa, May 22,—Mr. Thomas
Skinner, tlie ni'w directorof the Canadian Pacific Railway, leaves for Vancouver shortly, accompanied by Mr.
Van Horno. Ho will enquire into the
conditions of the Crofters.
Lord Stanley and suite leave to-morrow fur the New Brunswick fishing
grounds.
Ib is reported to-night that Hon. J.
A. Chapleau, the secretary of state,
has been awarded the portfolio of railways and canals.
Mr. Ewen, who has been here
for some time in conference with the
minister of fisheries regarding the close
season for salmon, Bays that he is confident that the minister will grant
ihe request. He leaves tor home to
morrow.
RESUSCITATING A DEAD CONCERN.
London, May 22.—An attempt will
bo made to galvanize the great French
copper syndicate into lite. A progress
iB on foot for tho formation of an Anglo-French company to tako charge' of
the work of tho society De. Meteux.
The scheme is represented to have a
reasonable prospect of success.
TARNELL COMMISSION,
London, May 22.—The consultation
which was held yesterday betwoen the
Parnell commission and solictors
Davis and Read, resulted in the conclusion of an arrangement greatly abridging the evidence to be introduced
by the Parnellites and consequently
shortening the session of the commis-
ion by soveral weeks under tho time
estimated by the defence as tho minimum period which they would occupy
in presenting their case. The testimony of Mr O'Brjen will be concluded
to-morrow, after which a few witnesses wilt require but u short time, and
be followed by the evidence of Mr.
Matthew HairiB, M. P., for East Galway. After Mr Harris, Archl'ishop
Croke, Canon Keller and Father Sheehy will be called und the evidence will
be concludud by the examination of
Michael Davitt. It is understood that
Mr. Davitt will make snme very important revelations and explanations
and it ia therefore regarded aB fitting
that he Bhould be lhe last wii ness called, leaving hia statements fresh in the
minds of tho occupants of: th'e  bench.
DESTROYS AND REMOVES WORMS
OF ALL KINDS IN CHILDREN OR
ADULTS SWEET AS SYRUP AND
CANNOT HARM  THE MOST ,
■3-DELICATE CWII-D G-    I
BULL CALVES.
A FEW CHOICE THOROUGHBRED
Shorthorn and very High tirade Bull
Calves for Sale, at prices, (rom 035 tt)
80. '  '.   e nJ?
J. D. PEMBERTON.
Honiales Stock Farm,
mh27wtc Victoria, B. C.
By-Law No. 32.
WHEREAS IT IS EXPEDIENT AND
neceaaary to raise by loan > he sum
of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00), payable within five [5] years from the time
this Bylaw shall bu finally passed and
take effect, with interest at the rate of
Seven Pfl per centum per annum, to be
applied to the purchase of a Municipal
Hall and Grounds for the corporation of
the Municipality of Chilllwhack;
And whereas tho sum of five hundred
and forty dollars [3510.00] will be required
to be raised annually for paying the interest and creating an equal yearly sinking fund for paying Mie said principal
sum of Two thousand Dollars [32,000.00],
(•wording to the ^Municipalities Act,
1831," chap. Id;
And wheheas the whole lateable property of the municipality, uccoidlng to
the last revised assessment roll, being
that for the year A. D. ISSS, is of the
amount of $334,625.00;
And whkrkas, to raise tho sum of
8540,00 yearly, the annual special rate on
the dollar upou the said rateable property
will require to be 1% mills ln the dollar:
TH-BKEKor.K, the Reeve and Council of
the Corporation of tho Municipality of
Chilliwuack riiact us follows:
The said sum of Two Thousand Dollars
|g2,C.O. •] shall bc raised by loan upon tho
credit of this municipality.
Debenturei in sums of not less than
Ono Hund.fd Doll:-.**- |8100.CtiJ shall be
issued by tlie Council, not exceeding in
the whole the sum of Two Thousand
Dollars [92,000.00].
The debentures shall be payable on the
lstday of July, In tho year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and ninety-
four, and bear Infarct ut the rato of >even
Ser centum per annum, payable on the
rat dayof January and July, in eaoh
year
The debentures maybe made payable
at any place within tho Province of British Columbia, In lawful currency of
Canada,
The said sum of two thousand dollars
(S.'.OOO.no), Vlng tho amount required for
tbe purpose in the recital mentioned, and
necessary to dcf.uy the expenses thereof,
Shall be laid out and expended In the
purchase of a Municipal Hall nnd grounds
for tbo use of the said corporation of the
Municipality of Chilllwhack, and the
said hall and grounds shall be purchased.
subject to a reservation for the yearly use
thereof, free of charge, by the Chilliwhack
Agricultural Society for tbo purpose of
holding their annual exhibition.
Tho said annual speoial rat* of 1% mills
on the dollar upon lhe assessed value of
all the rateable property in the municipality, over and above and in addition to
all other tates and taxes whatsoever,
shall be raised, levied and collected In
each and every year from the year A. D.
1889. to the year A. D. 1893, both Inclusive,
for the purpose of paying the said sum of
two thousand doilan (82,000.00) and Interest thereon ns aforesaid.
This By-law shall oome Into foroe and
take effect on the flrst dayof July, A.D.
1689.
This By-law may be cited for all pur-
pones as the "Municipal Loan By-law of
Read a third time by the Municipal
Council of Chilliwhaok, this 17th day of
May, A. D. 1889.
/ r>*~> i S. CAWLEY, Reeve.
\ Beal.}
i^y^i   S. A, OAWLBY, O. M. O.
ipAKE NOTIOE THAT THE ABOVE IS
CASTORIA
for Infante and Children.
''C—torUlssowdlad.pteUtoclilldr.nUiat I Cutoria eons Colic, Ooutlnatlon,
[recommendItm.uperiorto-uiTOTcecriDtion I Bear Stomach, Dlarrhooi, Eructation,
imi>_<< Tl_wbZ»l!^   I ""tsar-«"■****• •"■ *"*"**
m8o.<)-_«dM,>fiNeUjB,H.T.   I WttBout In' urlous medleoHoo.
Tm Crarirra Con-iinr, TT Murray Street, N. T.
LONDON HOUSE!
Ilwhack^on Monday, the third day of
June, A.D. 1881, commencing at 8 o'elook,
a, ra, aad closing at 4 o'olock: p,m.
8.A.0AWI_Y,0.M.O.
HOSIERY.
The finest assortment of
Ladies', Children's and Infants' English and German Hosiery direct from
the manufacturers.
JERSEYS.
Largest assortment of Ladies' Jerseys, English and German make, ever shown in
town, t
JasEliardiCo
NEW   WESTMINSTER, B. C.
dwoclSto
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
OPPOSITE THE BANK OF MONTREAL,
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, PLATED WAKE, &C,
BEST QUALITY.   EASTERN PRICES.
A lull line of Spectacles & Eye-GlasSCS in steel, rubber, silver arc jjoiH
frames.   The finest Pebbles made, $4 ner pair; all sights suited.
Special attention given to FINE WATOH REPAIRS, Having learn..,, p.k
business thoroughly from aome of the finest Horologers in England, and sinco then
managed the watch-repairing departments ot a few of the best firms on the conti
nent of America, is a sufficient guarantee oi good workmanship. Formerly man..
ger for nearly 8 years of the well-known firm of Savage k Lyman, Montreal
Charges Moderate,
Montreal, Dec, 1887.—Mr. F. Crake Andw. Robertson, Esq., Chairman ol
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, says: "I never found a Watchmaker who did so
well for me ss you did when in Montreal, and I am sorry yon ore not here to-day."
dwaplfto
Douglas & Deighton,
MANUFACTURERS AMD IMPORTERS OF
HARNESS SADDLES and BRIDLES
WHIPS,
SADDLEWARE, ETC.
Colonial Block,
Columbia Street,       New Westminster, B. C.
SEND IN YOUR ORDERS.   ALL WORK OF THE BEST MATERIAL AND
WORKMANSHIP.   PRICES LOW.
noldwly
C. McDONOUGH,
(LUNDBOM'S BUILDINO, FRONT STREET)
GENERAL MERCHANDISE!
Conitantly on Hand an Extensive Stock of
Dry Ooods, Groceries,  Boots A Shoes, Hats A Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, dec.
»_*«'■     Sb    BOYS'     SUITS.
Great Variety of Household Artioles.   Also,
GRAIN, SEEDS, POTATOES, LIME and  GENERAL STORES.
II. ■•-Farm Produoe bought at market rates or sold on commission.
(rom th. Interior promptly attended to.
M.Orden
Uwjesto
FOR SALE.
Lot 487, in the Municipality of
Chilliwhack,
CONTAINING 166 ARES OF GOOD
clay loam; about 70 ncres cleared nnd
fenced with good fencing; good bearing
ovehard, small frame house, largo barn
and stable; good water, both well and
creek; facing on Fraser river with good
steamboat landing. Price, $4,000, liberal
terms.        Apply to
B. GREYELL,
noOdlt-wto Chilliwhaok, B. 0.
TO SMOKERS.
IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
CIGAR, ASK FOR THE
BRITISH LION
HENRY LEE,
0Bths MAINLAND.
(■TThey are not only made of the
Choicest TobaCCO but they are of
Home Manufacture, and Bhould be
patronized by all good citizens.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
HOLBBOOK BUILDINO,
COLUMBIA STREET,        NEW WESTMINSTER.
dwHnoly
Dominion Lands.
Ir YOU AHE PAYING FOR YOUR
Pre-emption or for rent of Mining or
urazlng Laud, or buying Farm, Mining
or any land from the Dominion Government,
DO NOT PAY GASH
But pay In 3
large discount.
Scrip ean be obtained in large or small
quantities from
ALLOWAY k CHAMPION
BJSJSTJCaTta,
WINNIPEG,   MANITOBA,
,. OU FROH
TUK BANK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA,
NEW WESTMINSTEB
'■■- . . tlwmlilltc
az oo.
Real  Estate,
INSURANCE
—r-AJtO—-•
FinanciaUgents
Purchase Sell and lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Buslneu relating to
Real Eitate.
—AOENTS FOR—
London Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Fire Insnrance Co. of
Hartford.
London and Lancashire Llie Assurance Co,
Canton Inmrance Offlce, Ld. (Marin.)
OFFICES! ;
Columbia St., New West'r.
4i Government St., Victoria
' iT-MMri
FAEM FOR SALE.
  d
A FINE FARM, SITUATED ATCHIL-,
llwhuck, containing 01 acres, 50 ot
whioh are in good stute ol cultivation:
i acres In orchard. Eighty lonn ol hay,
and grain wore grown on the 60 aores;
last season. Comfortable house and frame
barn and outbuildings. Fin" mountain
stream runs across farm. Price |YW.
This Is a splendid chance. For further
parttqulars apply, personally, or by letter,
to. , , O. RYDER, I
feb6-w-to Chilliwhaok.
PORT  HAMMOND
NURSERY
  i
Fruit Trees.
Ornamental Trees,
Small Fruits,
And GARDEN STOCK on hand In great/
variety.
Everything first-class nnd furnished ln
good Bhape.
nek Send 15 ots. for valuable 80-pnge Descriptive Catalogue with 6 beautiful col.
ored plates.  Price Lists sent free.
.   . ...       <*■ w' HENRY,
dwdeioto Port Hammond, B. O,
Plants for Sale!)
OHB a.:
■i
In Great Variety, Inclumko,       |
GERANIUMS, Doable and Single: VU-'
CHIAS, all new varieties: RfJSESA
Double PETUNIAS,  MOON-FLOWERS.' I
a fine collection nf   DAHLIAS (named!
varieties).   ANNUALS. 25  cts. per doi.!
Mixed BEDDINtt PLANTS, tl.H0 Per dot.*
I offer 10 Plants for tl, Including 1 Storm
King Fuchln.    llouqueui,  Wreaths nnd
Grosses made to order.  Fruit, VegetablesJ
and Flowers at Store, next Oily Hotel, Co-
lurabla St.  Orders by mnll promptly attended to      Idwaplyl]     F. LATHAM,  j
S.CMoBUffleitaJWorksi
COR. COLUMIIA AND CHUROH Sit.
New Westminster, Brit. Col J
Korasati, Headstones, Tablets, Etc.,
In Marble or Granite of Hest Quality,    i
CORNER    POSTS     AND    CURBING*
N. B.—Just received—the flnost assort-)
ment of H-notch Granite Manunienl* over
seen, n British Columbia, which will be
sold al pricea putting competition out of
the question. '
dwmli.lyl      -  ALEX. HAMILTON* PROP.
MAJOR St PEARSON
' Real  Estate  Brokers' and
Financial Agents;
AGENTS FOR
Confederation Itlfe  A.imitation of
Toronto: • i;
Koy.i mid .Lancashire Fljr.In.ur-
ance Companies.
sek Valuable Lots for sale ln tho City !
ana District of Westminster; nnd choice
Lots ln the City of Vancouver.
.Persons wishing to buy or sell city or
rural property should communicate with '
us.
Offlcea: Bank of B.C. bnlldlng, opposite
postollicc, Westminster, and Hustings St.,
Vancouver. dwnplOto
IF. L. Leonarfl ^ Co.|
880-882 CORDOVA BTRBKT,
VANCOUVER, B.C.
Importers and Dealers lu
MACHINERY
'.o» Am. dbsototioks.
MARINE W0RK~A SPECIALTY.
dwdeMtc
■THR !^Y'7a!«TM.
Unlocks nil the clogi-eil avenues of jhy-j
Etowels, Kidney" an* Liver, canym, J
IIT gradually williout weakening lhc system,,
ill Ihe Impurities antl foul hlt.i.ors of tht;
acrotions; at the saihe time Correctiw
Dryness of the Skin, Eropsv, Dim/
less of Vision, Jaundice, Salt Rheum,
tkysipelM, SeroM". buttering ol
the Heart, Nervousness and Genera]}
Debility; nil ihr-».- nrol iiiiiii)'other simi-1
lar Complaints vidl 111 'lie IvVW influence/
nf BTODO0K BIPOD PT'ITEBS. )
Sam«U BoWil w lf>»; Eeri-'ar size $1. $
For sale by all dealers.
t. HII.BHHN tt CO.. I'rourlMors. Turontf.
fiNU-MCl!
BANK BUILDINGS, |
Mary Street, New Westminster, B.C.
ITei.kpuone No. 56.) /
14 CURE MM), HALIFAX, ENGIAND.
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS,
CONVEYANCERS, REAL ESTATE AND
INSURANCE AGENTS,
STOCK AND SHARE BROKERS.
London and L.nea.hlre Flr. and
Brltl.h Hmplr. Llf. Inmrance
O.ntpanl.i. U
tl.tr W..tmln.ter Bnlldlng lMl.tr/
As.onntant's Oflico, Dlo.... tt tt.MT.)
Oltjr Auditors, IS SO, 1SS7 aad 1811.
ADVISE CLIENTS IN THE BUYING!
AND SELLING OF BEAL PROPER
TYINTHE OITY AND DISTRICT'
tnd other monetary transactions.
Hav. several good Investment! on th.:
booki, and all n.w comers will do well t
oall before doing bnilnen elsewhere.
dwMrty
t,
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