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" A. OtOoiasi,''
iTisH Columbian.
■WEEKLY SIDITIOlrT.-lO  PAGES
VOLUME 34
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. 0., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1889.
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Wednesday Horning* Jane 12, 1889.
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If  the chief  justice can only be
kept off the bench when trials (or
libel are before the supreme court,
there is a chance for the "wretched
newspapers" to receive  something
like   justice  and  fair  treatment.
Nothing could have been fairer than
the dignified and just conduct of Mr.
Justice Orease in his hearing of the
Robertson-CWonifrf libel suit, at Victoria  the other day.   The general
circumstances giving rise to aud constituting the alleged libel our readers
are already more  or less familiar
with.   After thoroughly sifting the
whole matter and listening to  the
able, dispassionate, and   impartial
rendering of the law on libel by his
lordship Justice Crease, an intelligent jury  gave   as  their decision
that the plain1 iff, Capt, Robertson,
had sustained  no  damages.   And
not the least pleasant feature of the
trial is   the  fact  thit   the  jury
were able to mako this declaration
without subjecting  themselves   to
insult   and abuse by tho bench.
The   remarks by  Justice Crease,
that    care   should    be  exercised
not    to    run    libels    into    the
ground  by the  encouragement of
suits    entered   without   sufficient
grounds, were well-timed and appropriate, when one considers the epidemic of libels with which the press
of the province has been harassed of
late.   How far the chief justice's
penchant for libels has tended to in
creaso  the   crop  is nn interesting
question;  but the fair and sensible
course taken by Justice Crease will
undoubtedly   have    tho   beneficial
effect of discouraging unfounded and
unjust suits in the futuro.   Justico
Orease deserves the commendation
and thanks of the press of the prov-
for stemming the tide and reversing
the disgraceful tendencies which the
chief justice hail set in motion.   As
for the fear that some might entertain, that the press will take advantage  of  expected immunity from
prosecution ■ iti   ;urciso less cure as
to  what   gets   into  its  columns
of a personal and libelous nature,
suoh an unwarranted apprehension
may be dismissed.   The self-respect,
the reputation, which the provincial
press, as a whole, has to sustain is
a guarantee that it will not wittingly
transgress in this particular.   It iB
a wrong, unjust and absurd assumption that  the  press  generally  is
always on the lookout to mnliciously
libel somebody.
i
Tho residence of W. 11. Parsons was
destroyed hy liro at Neopawn, Man.,
the other day. Mrs. Parsons narrowly escaped cremation by jumping from
one of the upper storey windows.
Children Cryfor
You might as well kill a man as
scaro him to death, is a saying that
requireB   no demonstration,     This
latter  mode of  arresting the vital
functions is what tho scientists of
the day are practicing with much
success these times.   One authority
freezes our blood by graphically picturing the earth Hying off into the
black, rayless immensity of space,
Anothor warms  the vital fluid to
boiling point by depicting this unfortunate globe bowling along ut an
incredible rate right into the burning arms of tho god of day, and its
"wretohed" inhabitants frizzling up
and dropping oil' the sides like baked
flies,   A   third   knocks us—in his
mind—all to smithereens against the
streaming tail of the horrid oomet,
and so on through the whole gamut
of celestial horrors. The latest terror
is of   the   earth, earthy.    We are
threatened  with  an utter collapse
and "bustification" of the crust in
places, unless that "greedy busybody
man, quits   his   everlasting boring
into the bowels of the earth after
"natural gas" and other hid treasure.
Prof. Joseph F, Jones answers, in a
recent issue of the Popular Science
Monthly, the question, "Is it safe to
drill tho earth too mueh f The pro,
fessor assumes the earth to be iv hollow sphere filled with a gaseous substance, called by us natural gus, nnd
he thinks that tapping these reservoirs will  cause  disastrous explosions, resulting from the lighted gas
coming in contact with that which
is escaping.   He compares the earth
to  u balloon iloated and kept distended   by the  gas in ths interior,
which, if exhausted, will cause the
crust to collapse, affect the motion
of the earth in its orbit, cause it to
lose   its  pluce among the heavenly
bodies, and fall to pieces.   Another
writer thinks that drilling should be
prohibited by stringent laws.   He,
too, thinks there is a possibility of
an explosion, though from another
cause. Should such a disaster occur,
"tho country along the gas belt, from
Toledo through Ohio, Indiana, and
Kentucky, will be ripped up to the
depth of 1,200 or 1,500 feet, and
flopped over like a pancake, leaving
a chasm  through which the waters
of Lake Erie will come down, filling
the  Ohio and Mississippi valleys,
and blotting them out forever." Still
another theorist has investigated the
gas wells with telephones and delicate    thermometers,   and   he  an
nounces startling discoveries.   He
distinguished sounds like the boiling
of rocks, and estimated that a mile
and one-half or so beneath the Ohio
and Indiana gas fields the temperature of the earth is 3,500 °.   The
scientist  says  an immense cavity
exists, and   that  here the  gas is
stored, that a mile below the bottom
of  the cavity is a mass of roaring,
seething  flame, which is gradually
eating   into   the  rock floor of the
cavern and thinning it.   Eventually
the flames will reach the gas, and a
terrific explosion will ensue.   Thore
is  abundance of  evidenco in the
titanic  convulsions  of   volcanoes,
earthquakes, geysers, and the like,
to  convince  the  merest  tyro  in
science, the unlettered savage even,
that there is a vast store of seething,
pent-up energy in the bowels of the
earth that  only requires favorable
conditions to set it off. Innumerable
demonstrations of these fiery, molten
outbursts   the   scarred   old  earth
has   witnessed,  and   the   human
victims   that   have    either   been
swallowed   up   in   the  depths or
overwhelmed   where    they   stood
havo numbered milliono.   So that no
one doubts the possibility of almost
any of the terrible things predicted
by the fionds of science happening.
As to what actually may occur under
the singular circumstances discussed
above we must leave it for the savants  to settle  among themselves,
At any rate  this  earth  and  the
dwellers thereon should be pretty
well used to horrors by this time, as
they have been plentifully sprinkled
along the years and centuries.   An
illustration at  which the civilized
world stands  aghast  to-day is the
terriblo episode of the recent Pennsylvania floods, which in  less than
four hours turned a vast and smiling
traot of country into a desolate charnel-house—a land of graves and of
destitute mourners,   It is the unavoidable  reflections   which  such
scenes and occurrences as theso call
forth that emphasize the transitori-
ness, the uncertainty, and the all but
vanity, of the life we are living, and
teach tho Christian philosopher to
look beyond and endeavor to make
good hiB title to a freehold in tho
"city which hath foundations."
Pitcher's Castoria.
l-rcs* Ilcspntclies.   .    .
Johnstown, June 5.—A large number of bodies arc being buried iu Grand
Viow cemetery to-day. Kernville has
been overlooked in the great rush and
excitement, und 2,000 people at this
placo worn in u half furnished condition until this morning. A supply
stution has been established and tlieir
wants supplied. The stock of burial
caskets ut Kernvillo is nearly exhausted and necessity compelled many
bodiea to bo placed in the ground with
no other protection from the earth
than a winding sheet and a few loose
boards laid ovor them in the graves.
The hat of unidentified recorded at
Kernvillu ia very small. Fifty diggers
are kept busy excavating and filling
the graves in Grandview cemetery,
Johnstown, Pa., May 5.—An overland message reports great loss of life
at Phillipsburg, Canter county. It is
said 243 bodies were recovered up to
the time of the departure of tho courier.
Johnstown, Pa., June 5.—Estimates this morning on the loss of life
ba»ed ou the registry of tho living and
unofficial poll, put it from 12,000 to
15,000.
Haukisbubg, Pu., June 5.—Gov.
Beaver received the following telegram from Atljt. General Hastings today: Johnstown June 5: Ohief of
police of Johnstown informs me there
were no depredations last night; everything quiet this morning. Stories
about lynching untrue and sent out by
persons desirous of making n sensation.
(Signed) D. D. Haatings.
Montreal, Juno 5.—Father Mo-
Ulyiin arrived iii town this morning
and lectures to-night. Ho Bays he is
still a Catholic, and his movement,
notwithstanding the opposition of the
press, is progressing favorably. The
anti-poverty society is increasing daily
in numbers.
Quebec, June 5.—The provincial
cabinet sat to a late hour yesterday,
L'electenr says, and important matters
were being considered. Street rumors
are that there was an animated discus,
sion, the trouble being as to which of
its members will go out. The portfolios of at least two of the ministers
are urgently needed. A well known
party manager says there are strong
indications of an early dissolution, and
an appeal to the country.
Quebec, June 5,—It Ib stated the
federal government is maturing a
scheme for placing the marine department, the crown timber office, the
supervisor's department and other
government offices here under one
management, and placing it under the
control of the department of publio
works.
Kingston, Juno 5.—Dr. Day, of
Fullerton, has left $10,000 to the
Queen's University, to be handed over
on the doath of a surviving sister.
Montreal, June 5.—J. M. Gravel,
wholesale crockery, asaigned to-day
with liabilities of $500,000.
Benicia, Cal, June 5.—-The Cor-
bett-Olioynaki fight ia going on here
this morning. Corbett knocked Choyn-
ski out in 27 rounds.
London, June 5. —The raco for the
Derby stakes was won by Donovan,
Miguel Becond and Eldorado third.
Montreal, Juno 5.—Donovan, the
winner of the Derby was held by Capt.
Palmer of "O" Battery, Victoria, in
Ebbitt'a sweep, drawing $2,000; M.
Cloran, a baker, in Brand's drawing
won $1,000, and a poor laborer of Toronto in tho Carsiake drawing won
$4,000.
London, June 5.—The rumor of the
possibility of a marriage between
Prince Albert Victor and the Princesa
Victoria of Teck has boen renewed,
and thero is no doubt that the matter
has been iieriously diacuased. The
quoen is supposed to view tho subjeot
with disfavor.
London, June 5.—Correspondence
is passing constantly betweon the
British nnd American governments
with a view to a settlement of the
Behring's Sea niatter. A settlement
is hoped for this month.
Jounbtown, Pn., June O.—The loss
of life by the floods in tho towns of
Mineral Point, Franklin Borough,
East Oonemaugh, Woodvale, Kernville, Cambria, Minersville, Morrell-
ville, Sheriden, Couporsdnle, which with
Johnstown constitute a string of communities in the direct path of the
flood is about 2,000 and loss of property about $6,000,000. Johnstown proper and Millvilio will probably add 7,-
000 to the death list, and about $18,-
000,000 to the financial loss. The
Pennsylvania Railroad loss will be
about $1,000,000. The loss of life at
Johnstown proper la little more than
a guess. It was too large a place for
anybody to know everybody and the
survivors are so scattered that though
the registration of the living has reached 12,000 in the distriot, it indicates
nothing. The loss in smaller towns
was obtained from leading men in
each which havo in a measure got
their heads again and able to think
with coolness. In detail, the loss
falls: Minerals Point, lives 16, properly $100,000; Kast Oonemaugh aud
Franklin, Uvea 38, property $120,000;
Woodvale 300, $3,500,000; Johnstown
and Millvalo, 700, $18,000,000; Kern-
vale 700. $3,000,000; Cambria 1000,
$750,000; Minersville 8, $35,000;
Morrollvillo 1, $10,000; Sheridan and
Cooporsdale no livos,$75,000; Pennsylvania Railroad. $10,000,000; total lives
9,003; total property $32,890,000.
Mr. Ilecbnpine, of Washington, who
built the Gauthier steel works and up
to January 1889 waa general superintendent of the Cambria iron works,
at Johnstown, said lust evening. '-The
loss sustained in round numbers I
ahould think would reach $30,000,000.
I doubt if twenty years will enable the
valley to recover from the awful ahock,
wliich ia almost too horrihle to realize "
Johnstown, Juue 6,~The scarcity
of food for men, owing partly to the
lack of utensils to work with, caused
a smnll sized riot at the labor camp
this morning. It was quellod, however, by a speech from Mr. Flynn, who
afterwards had two ringleaders ex-
pelled from the town. The tents for
the laborers to sleep in are arriving
from Washington, and fully 5,000 men
are at work this morning. In Cambria city shortly after midnight last
night some drunken Italians caused
trouble and a company of the Uth
regiment waB Bent to the Boene, but
their services were not neoded Adjt.-
Gen. Hastings Buys the troops are
needed only for guard duty, and denies
the report that he ordered the tenth
regiment out.
Chicago, June 6.—An immense
crowd was present this morning to hear
the testimony in the Cronin investigation. The sensation promised for today was the introduction of the books
of J. T. Lester & Co,, containing the
account uf Alexander Sullivau with the
lirm. Tho Traders' Bank books shows
that Sullivau has paid over to J. T.
Dester & Co. nearly $100,000, and Mr,
Lester's books nro to bo brought to
show what" has been done with this
enormous amount of money. The
books show it is snid that all the money
waa invested in stocks through Lester
& Co., but thnt it was not allowed to
remain long iu speculation. Each
heavy margin, two of $30,000 each and
one for $25,000 waa deposited na
curity for a trade, but was aoon
withdrawn, being paid by check to
Alex. Sullivan's order. "What ho
did with the monoy is for him to
explain," said Judge Longenicker.
San Fkancisco, June O.-Jack
Dempsey and George Lablanche signed
articles to-day tor a liniah contest at
the California athletic club, for a purse
of five thousand dollars on August
27th.
Chicago, June 6.—Mrs. Snail,
widow of the viotim of William B.
Tascott, when shown a despatch from
San Francisco last niglit giving the
statement of Mrs. Maude Gantz, recently of this city, that Tascott is now
in China, said that she would extend
the offer of $50,000 as a reward for
Taacott's apprehension to ten months,
if necessary, instead of sixty days as
originally announced. She thought if
$50,000 would not bring him baok no
no Bum she could ofl'er would do so.
Albuquerque, N. M., June 0.—A
Santa Fe work train ran into seotion
foreman Smith's hand car this morn
ing, one milo above the oity, killing
the foreman outright aud probably
fatally injuring two of tho crow. The
train waa backing to a small station
above the city and did not see the
hand car, nor did the occupants of the
latter observe the coming train. Jin
blume is attached to anyone.
Mautinez, Cal., Jnne 6.—John
O'Neil, a worthless fellow shot and
killed Phillip Stumpp, a saloon keeper, near here about a year ago. He
wus tried, convicted and sentenced to
imprisonment for life. O'Neil obtained a second trial nnd last night the
jury rendered a verdict of not guilty
Brussels, June 6.—The Marchioness De Ohasteler, belonging to one
of the oldest of the noble families of
Belgium, was found murdered in her
bed at hor residence Chateau Moulbai.
at Mons, this morning. The crime
haa created great excitment. The
marohioness waa allot through the
heart. The ball waa fired at her
through the window. The report uf
the weapon was not heard within the
house. It is supposed the murderer
is a farmer who was angry with the
marchioness for refusing to reduce the
rant.
London, June ii.—The proceedings
of the coroner's inquest on the bod.i
of Mr. Maybrick wos brought to uu
end to-dny by the jury bringing in n
verdict of wilful murder against Mra.
Maybrick. One witnoss, n chemist,
who testified to-day, swore he found a
bottle of nrscnic in Mrs. Maybrick'*
trunk and found a glass of chofola m
her room which also contained arsenic.
San Fkancisco, June 6.—The
Chronicle to-morrow will print a Statement that William B. Tascott, the
murderer of Amos J. Snell, the Chicago banker, is now in Canton, China,
The discovery of his present residence
ia said to hare been secured from Mrs.
Gantz, who arrived hero from Chicago
about two months ago, and who claims
to be the deserted wife of Myron
Gantz, formerly connected with a Chicago paper. She says she also lived
with Tascott as his wife. A Cnrom'cle
reporter represented himself as an advance agent and mado himself exceedingly agreeable to Mrs, Gantz, who
finally grew friendly enough to say it
was Bho who aided Tascott to escape
from Chicago. She says Tascott was
seoreted in her house two days, and
then two weeks iu a liouse of her selection. She then assisted him to
reach St. Paul, and about a month
after tho murder ho went west by rail
to Portland, Or., thenco to British
Columbia. A few days later he
sailed on a Cnniidian Pacific steamer to
China. Mrs. Gantz claims to have received a letter from him in China.
London, June 6.—Tho anti-slavery
society ia in receipt of a letter from
missionaries in Abyssinia, in which is
depicted a fearful state of affairs in
that country. These letters state that
Mahdist fanatica have made a desert
of western Abyssinia, and rendered
that entire region wholly uninhabited.
Thousands of native Christians have
been butchered, thousands of others
dragged in slavery, and all the Hocks
and herds iu the country destroyed.
Men, women nnd children have been
indiscriminately put to the sword, and
those only spared in whom the cupidity
of their captors saw profit in the slave
market. The missionaries complain
that the treaty nf Mecca, by which
they were guaranteed protection, and
uuder which shivery waa to be suppressed, is utterly disregarded. The
ami slavery* society will bring their
disclosures to tho attention of ilie gov-
ernment, nnd urge active intervention
for the suppression of the inhuman
traffic in human beings and punishment of the perpetrators of these
fiendish outrages.
Paris, June 6.—An exciting scene
occurred in the chamber of deputies
to-day when Ferry, rose to speak on
the education budget. The members
of the right rose as one man and shouted and shrieked until they became
hoarse. Ferry remained standing in
his place, cooly waiting for an opportunity to be heard, but his enemies
kept up the cry: "The blood of the
Tonquin dend choke you," while insults of tho coarsest nature were hurled at him fust aud thick, When the
angry deputies had quieted down somewhat from sheer exhaustion, Paul de
Cassagnao rose, and with a contemptuous nod in tho direction of the ex-
protnier, said: "Let us submit to thia
infliction; let us listen to this bour-
geios, Vondean deputy." Than facing
the president, who was all the time
shouting "order! order!" he said:
"We swallow our disgust Mr. Presi
dent, let him tnlk." Ferry then pro
cecded with hia speech.
Rosebud Agency, D,T., June 0.-—
A report has reached here that Sitting
Bull, the groat Sioux war chief, ia dying of pneum .nia at Standing Rock.
About 8,000 Indians are gathered at
that point and they are wild with excitement.
London, June 6.—-NewB comes from
Berne that considerable  friction  has
developed  between the German and
Swiss governments over the recant expulsion from Swiss territory  of German police official Her  Wohlgemuth.
The German authorities at Berhu are
never at their ease if there is a single
German socialist  in Europe  without
a policeman to ahndow him.   To look
after tho colony of oxileB  in  Switzerland, the government officials at Berlin not long since  sent  Wohlgemuth
into that country, and this gentleman,
growing restless because his intended
victims would not   promptly  make  a
move, which  would entitle  him  to
pounce upon them, bribed a Swiss
socialist to go among them to stir them
up.   This man, however,  instead  of
leading his German brethren   into  a
trap so neatly set for them, disclosed
the whole proceedings to Ins  govern
ment,  whereupon   Wohlgemuth   w.is
promptly  imprisoned.    German   ntfi
ciul influence secured his release, but
he was given 24 hours  to  shake  the
dust of Switzerland from hia feet. This
it was thought nt tho time would more
than satisfy the German governmeut,
but in thia the Swiss made a mistake.
Bismarck now demands that  the   decree of expulsion be rescinded, claim
ing that the Swiss hnd failed  to observe to the German the usual  diplomatic courtesy.   The whole  proceeding  excites considerable  indignation
among diplomatists here who aro  acquainted with their nets, and Germany
is generally regarded   as  playing   the
part of a big bully towardi her weaker
neighbor.   This is not the only  case
which Switzerland has on her hands,
and a Russian spy was recently expelled under   precisely   siiuilu,   circuin-
staucos, nnd Russia is now also raising
a hubbub nbout   it.   Tho  picture   ot
Germany  nnd  Russia   uniting  their
forcea to crush poor little Switzerland
would be an  instructive  one  to  cn-
gotiationa at Berlin, and the Islanders
were uneasy. Tho NipBic wnB at
Ttililia taking on coal for her voyage to
Aucklnnd with the Olgn. The Rapid
had gone to the Figi Inlands.
London, June 7.—The leg nnd foot
of the unfortunate woman, Fisher, a
portion of whose body has been found
in various quarters, were picked up
in the Thames this morning.
Johnstown, Pa., June 7.—Though
so much remains to be done here still
in the way of clearance (if the wreckage rubbish, it was clearly seen during
a walk this morning about this district
that considerable progress had been
made. Of course the work for the
present ia devoted simply to nn endeavor to make the place lit to live
in, and nothing in the way of rebuilding can be done for some time. Workmen are coming here rapidly enough
to meet every demand in that direction, and iu aB great numbers as can
readily be provided for. The sanitsry
problem is receiving close attention,
nnd a careful system of disinfection is
in progress, though it cannot be perfect as long as lhe piles of wreckage remain. Despite the generosity of the outside public
and there is much destitution
among the victims of the flood, and it
is not that enough supplies are not
coming in but because so much of them
cau't be us, il in tbe present condition
of things. It is next to impossible to
cook anything, and there is a demand
for prepared food of all kinds. There
is much need nlso of clothing, and
there nre many persons here yet who
possess hardly enough clothing to be
presentable. Women wero seen yesterday dossed in coats nnd vests and
one man was obliged to do tbe beat he
could with a woman's dress tucked
about him as practically his only
clothing.
CORRESPONDENCE.
Those Salmon Rates.
Editor Columbian.—Sir, Your comments on express fish rates lately, will
bear ventilation. With characteristic
fervor you abuse the C.P.R. when that
corporation has nothing whatever to do
with the matter. The Dominion Express Co. is responsible for ita own rates,
and in this instance applied a general regulation adopted recently by all express
companies, but the regulation was withdrawn in this district, upou representations that it would cripple the trade.
Yours 4o.
R. F. Anderson,
Agent Dam. Express Co.
[The Dominion Express Company stock
is held entirely by the C.P.R., or, more
properly speaking, by the aharehelders
of the C.P.R. Mot a cent of the Dominion Express Co. stock is held by persons
who are not interested in the C.P.R., aad
therefore it cannot be murh leas than a
C.P.R. institution. The company is not
undor the dhect management of the C.P.
R. directorate, and that is probably the
only difference between the  two.—En.]
ndmirors    of
ichial
ir the
Min-
The
irters
The
The
rtily
take
a in
■•■ g.
been
tart
thusiastic
chivalry.
London, Juno 7.—The raoe
Oak» stakes wns won by Abb-
tho aecond nnd Seclusion tin
Oakea had n fine field of 1
nnd wns a vory exciting .
result was a genuine sup
Abbeaa de Jnuarre was most
cheered as much for hor o>-
as for hersolf, Minthe, wl
second, was the favorite in In* .
and Seclusion, third, had liar ly
heard of, The betting ut lho
was as follows:—20 to 1 against Abbess, 9 to 4 on Minthe, 10 to 1 against
Seclusion.
Sydnbt, N. S. W., June 7.—The
German steamer Lubeck has arrived
here from tho Samoan Islands. She
sailed from Apia Bay on May 28th.
She brings tho news that owing to the
expected arrival of the Sophie and the
coming of othor German cruisers, the
war spirit was manifesting itself among
the natives again. Mataafa had gathered together 3000 of his men near
Apia and Tamasese was encamped at
Atna with two thousand. There was
no war ship in the harbor of Apia, and
the natives were consequently under
no restraint. Moreover nothing had
beeu heard thore of the progress of ne-
FROM VICTORIA.
Special to the Columbian.
Victoria, June 6.—At 6:40 lut
evening Bon. John Hamilton Gray,
judgx of the supreme court of B. C.
passed peacefully to his rest. Death
was cau-cd by paralysis. He was in
the 76' h year of his age. Flags throughout the city are at half mast.
An eloping couple from San Francitco were captured on the Islander by
the holy's irate papa last evening. The
youug lady belonged to San Francisco
while the gay Lothario was a Chicago
drummer. The lndy concluded to return lo her home.
Ant ew Haslan, formerly a member
of the Royal Oity Planing Mills Co.,
Wostmituter, will be the independent
candidate to contest tho vacant seat for
Nanaimo district caused by the death
of Hon. Mr. Dunsmuir. The Courier
and Free Press both support him.
Word has been received of the destruction by fire of the old Hudson's
buy offices nt Fort Rupert. They
wore erecied in 1848.
T. D. Conwny, of Chomninua, has
Bccured tho contract to build the
Bonilla poiut Dominion government
telegraph.
Harrison Hot Hprin**-Voir*.
Big baskets of fish are so common
now that on'... the largest are considered worthy of mention. On Monday a
guest of the lintel spent threo hours
casting the fly and during thnt time
successfully landed 136 fine trout.
A trail haB oeen cut from Trout
lake to a small unnmed lake beyond,
and a cabin will be built on the shore
for the convenience of the sportsmen.
The lake is only two miles from Trout
lake, and the fish in it are said to be
much larger and equally as numerous
aB in Trout lake. A number of fishing
parties will visit it next week and results are anxiously awaited.
Several new cottages are going up
on tho now townBite.
A hunting lodge has been built at n
point some thirty miles up the lake.
Game of all kinds is reported to be
plentiful in tho vicinity.
 . ♦ »	
Nerve Tortured,—"I suffered with
neuralgia and obtained no relief until I
used Hagyard's Yellow Oil. Sinco then
I have also found it an invaluable remedy for all painful burns aud cuts, rheu
mutism and sore threat," Mrs. F, Cam
eron, 137 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ont. Weekly British Columbian
Wedncmln) Jliirutns, Juno 12. 18S».
Continuing our remarks on tlio
■water works scheme, wo would submit, in the iicsr, place, for the information of our readers, a few figures
taken from tli" annual reports of
officers of the corporation of the city
of Victoria tor the your 18S8. The
figures relate to the results of the
operation of the w.itcr works of thut
eity, and may assist some of our
readers to form definite ideas of the
probable revenue from, and expenditures incident to, tho operation of a
syBtem of waterWorks in this place.
On page 1 :J of the report we find
the Victoria, water works itemized
among cash receipts as:
Water works -rents $37,763.93
tiro insuranco tax    6,225.00
Making a total of §43,983.93
And (on page 15) the operating expenses as:
Interest on loans $15,650.00
Sinking fund    6,099.00
Salaries, printing, & c    4,991.59
$20,050.59
Leaving a balanco of profit of
817,338.34 on the year's operation
—a sum sufficient to pay 5-1- per
cont. dividends on stock to the
amount of the whole cost of tho
works, wore they in the hands of a
private company. On page 10 wo
find the "construction account," of
the works given at $261,316.44,
exclusive of tho "resorvior account,"
•which is given at $54,820.47, making a sum of §316,136.91 invested
in the works. On page 3G we find
the number of service pipes connected with the mains given at 1,73S,
and, assuming an average of 7 consumers to bo supplied by each service pipe (an average which has
been established us a fair standard
from the statistics of many cities
possessing water works), we have a
population of consumers of 12,166.
The average amount contributed to
the revenue derived from water
rates, in Victoria, is, therefore, $3.-
10 per head of the population.
Now, assuming the cost of the
proposed New Westminster works
to be $200,000, and the annual expenditures upon tlieir operation to
be:
Interest at 5 per cent $10,000.00
Sinking fund to redeem $200,-
000 50-year bonds (to bo invested at 3 per cent, compound interest, as in Victoria)    1,773.10
Salaries, kc, as in Victoria..   4,901.59
We have a total of operating
expenses of $16,674.69
Again, assuming that two-thirds of
the present population of Westminster will avail themselves of the proposed works to obtain their wator
supply—leaving ono third to supply
themselves from wells, if they prefer
to do so—and those who take water
will contribute to the revenue the
aame rato per head as in Victoria,
we have, from:
Water rates (4,000 consumers
at $3.10) §12,400.00
lire protection rate,' of 1 per
cent. or. the amount of assessment roll of $2,540,245..   0,350.00
Making a total revenue of $18,750.61
leaving a balance of profit of $1,-
075.92 at the outset, from a revenue
raised from the imposition of ordinary rates such as aro levied in
other cities, upon those citizens who
are directly benefitted by the works.
To this balance of profit might fairly
Be added at least another §1,000 for
the valuo oE water that would be
afforded by the works ' for sewer
flushing. (Vancouver, which does
not own its water works, it might
be mentioned here, pays about $1200
for this B6rvice.)And if nny value be
set ou public fountains, drinking
troughs, ite, the amount of profit to
the city would be further augmented
thereby.
Somo of the statements and assumptions in the foregoing might
stand a word of comment. It will
be noticed that a fire protection
rate of ' of 1 per cent, on the assessment roll is mentioned as one of
the source., of revenue from the
-water works. In Victoria this rate
is levied us a tax on fire insurance
companies, and the companies, of
course, tako it out of the insurers
ty the imposition of higher insurance rates. The proposal to levy
the tax in this city directly upon
the ratepayers is more equitable, and
tbe result will be fully as satisfactory, if not more so. The almost
perfect fire protection that will bo
afforded by the water works for
every part of the city will bring insurance rates down to a figure that
will moro than compensate for tho
fire protection tax, while, in tho case
of those who do not make a practice
of insuring against fire, the comparative safety guaranteed their homos
and property is surely a consideration of value equal to tho small tax
for that purpose. Moreover, tho
tax itself would be reduced, or even
removed, in time, as the revenue
from the works increased, as it is
certain to do steadily and rapidly,
with the growth of the city and the
appreciation of the conveniences and
advantages of the works, wliich
must lend nearly everyone to seek
connection with tho supply. In tho
foregoing calculations it has been
assumed that the present population
of the city is 6,000, and that, 4,000
persons would take water the tirst
year. If any arc disposed to objeot
to these figures as too high, it may
bo remembered I hat the water works
can hardly be completed in much
less than a year from the passing of
the bylaw, when our population is
certain to bo much larger than it is
at present. On all grounds, thero
cannot be the slightest doubt that
the water works, with liberal terms
and conditions given to consumers,
will pay for themselves from the
start, and provide a surplus thut
shall bo sufficient to make extensions
of the works, when required, pay
interest and sinking fund on an
amount that will be required for
sewerago, and eventually prove a
source of city revenue over and
abovo all these.
Some people that know littlo or
nothing of the cost of constructing
water works, and are utterly incompetent to form un estimate, for the
vory gootl reason that that sort of
thing isn't in tlieir line, render
themselves absurd by scoffing at the
estimate wliich the water works
company have figured out os necessary to complete tho works, and
upon which the city proposes
to boirow §200,000 for that
purposo   and   to   meet the $20,-
000 purchase money required,
and declare that a much larger sum
will be necessary. Last year, when
the Coquitlam Water Works Oompany were negotiating with the
Bank of Montreal for a lonn to com
plete tho works to this city as a
private enterprise, the Bank employed an independent engineer and
expert, Mr. H. P. Bell, M.I.O.E.,
ifcc, to report on the scheme and as
to the advisability of loaning the
money asked. Mr. Bell, in his report to tbe monetary institution
above mentioned, figured on water
works to supply about 10,000
people and give 75 fire hydrants,
and made the total cost of works
complete $195,768, This total included an item of $9,900 interest,
being one year's interest on the
amount expended for construction,
before any revenue could be received from the works. Ab the expenditure for construction would be
expended over the entire period of
construction, and the whole amount
would not be paid out at tbe commencement, the item of interest
noted above would not cost the city
probably more than $5,000. Mr,
Bell's estimate in the various items
provides for a population of 10,000,
and in some particulars certain
expenditures would not obviously
be made until our population approximates that figure, lt will
thus be seen that the $200,000 proposed to he borrowed will be ample
for the purposes required. It
should be mentioned that Mr. Bell's
report was made upon the prospectus
of the Coquitlam Water Works Co.,
prepared by Mr. A. E. Hill, O.E.,
and that Mr. Bell's report was practically corroborative of Mr. Hill's
estimate on the cost of the works.
Mr. Bell concluded his ablo and exhaustive report with this very favorable and positive recommendation:
"I nm under tho impression that any
water works in a rising town of a
growing country, that will pay expenses the first year is a first-clnss
investment, and conclude by stating
that so far as my judgment servos,
1 consider the Coquitlam waterworks debentures a safe investment
for the Bank now, and the enterprise one of promiso for the shareholder in the not distant future,"
Whilo giving due prominence to
the question of water works, and
urging upon the ratepayers the
importance of passing the by-law
relating tn that matter, it will not
do to overlook the fact that there is
another t important measure, tho
streets and park debenture bylaw, to be voted on concurrently
with the other, on Thursday next.
This by-law, us our readers are
aware, provides for a loan of $85,-
000, of which it is proposed to
expend $70,000 on street improvements, and the remaining $15,000
on the pnrk.
More strictly speaking, $12,000
will be the amount out oi the loan
to be spent on the park, as the
intontion, as stated in the bylaw,
is to refund to tho general revenue
of the city, out of the $15,000 park
loan, tho sum of $3,000 already expended on the park. It is hardly
necessary to. emphasize tho import-
unco of having this by-law passed,
so far as it relates to the park appropriation, in tho first place.
Everyone knows that this is
oxhibition year at this city, and
that, besides preparing much
needed pleasure and athletic grounds
at the park, a considerable sum will
be required to put up buildings and
otherwise prepare for the exhibition
this fall. The city is on its honor
with respect to this event, and
although a certain amount of money
will bo forthcoming from othor
sources, to further the exhibition in
various ways, it will bo impossible
to do anything liko justico to tho
occasion unless the $12,000 designed
for pnrk improvements is made
available by the ratepayers on
Thursday. The improvements thus
made will all be of a permanent
nature, and if proper caro is exercised the money could be laid out to
advantage. We believe the great
majority of the ratepayers will
appreciate the importance of this
item of the by-law, and aot according1}'-      	
The $70,000 appropriated for
stroets is all for the most necessary
improvements, and is apportioned
in tho by-law in a manner calculated to do tho most good and to
givo overy section of the city justice.
As most of our citizens aro awaro,
there havo been no extensive street
improvements or extensions carried
on for years, and, with tho rapid
growth of the city for the last two
or three yenrs, the street and sidewalk facilities have run far behind
the demand, the nen ssities, of the
city's circumstances. Thero has
been a heaping up, an accumulation,
of delinquent street work, so to
speak, and the demand for its immediate performance has reached
the crying point. In fact serious
loss must result to the city from
delaying this work for another
season. Many people havo purchased lots, and have either built
houses or aro preparing to build,
who will depend for the most
ordinary street and sidewalk accommodations for yoars to come upon a
loan scheme such as is before the
ratepayers. If the city does not
exercise itself to provide ordinary
facilities at least for the newer
portions of the town, and thus encourage those who arc coming in
and building it up, it may be reasonable expected that they will have
a hankering after other cities that
are more accommodating and wideawake in these respects, and that
future immigrants of the better
classes, seeking a home in the
province, will fight shy of us.
FROM VICTORIA.
Chen Ah linens, the Murderer of the Chi.
iiese Woman, ftulclucil Lost Evening In
Ula Cell.
Special to the Columbian.
Cheu Ah Heung, tho condemned
Chinese murderer, committed auicido
laat evening in his cell. Ho was to
have boon hanged July 10th. He cut
hiB undershirt into strips knotted thein
together thus making n rope with
which ho took his own life.
Whu B»br wu tick, w. girt hu CMtorta,
When ib. wm a Child, she cried for CmImH,
When she bourn. Miss, oh. clung to Cutorit,
Warn ah. hid Childnn, sbo gavo than Cutori.
T. C. ATKINSON,
BARRISTEIt, SOLICITOR, *o. Ofllcos-
Masonlc Building, New WestminBter,
B. C. dwto
ARMSTKONG & ECKSTEIN,
BARRISTERS,   SOLICITORS.   ETC-
Masonlc Building,   New Westminster, B.C. dwmyJIc
COKKU1II.II, Mc<-tH.1. A JKN'JS,
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, etc.  Ofll-
oos-Musonlo Buildings, Now Westminstor, and Vancouver, B, 0. (]wto_
JOSEPH E. U A VNOll, B.A.,1.1,.11.
GOLD MEDALIST ol Ihe Unlvorsllj ot
Dublin.    lIARItlSTER-AT LAW of
tho High Court bf Justine, Ireland. OOloea,
Corner McKenzie & Clurkson Sts., New
Westminster. dwIe'21t.o
<;. W. UltANT,
RCHITECT. Onioe-Corner Man- and
Il Clarkson Sts., Wostminstor.   dwto
FOR   SALE.
ONE HAr-IMlilKKJ) AYRSHIRE HUI-T,
also. several now Mili-ii down.
Apply to GBO. R. ASIfWflLL,
wmyBOw Ohllllwhttok.
Farm Implements for Sale,
FOH BALK OHEAP-A NUMBER OP
Farm [raplomentu, iuntilstinii nt
Ploughs. narro"tYB, Randall llnmnv,
Mower, p*t-Yokes aud Chains.
AIho :t Horses, one span good Work
Horses.  Application to lio nuuloto
L. THORNBKR,
Douglas Htreet*
New W«Rt„ Juno 10,1881). dwJollwS
DRESS MAKING
At M8SS JENNINGS',
(Latb oi' England)
Corner of Church anil Columbia Streets,
NEW WESTMINSTER.
ffWSatlBfactlon guaranteed,    dwfo7to
VANCOUVER CITY
FoundrysMachineWorks
THE 1UIOPRIKTOHH OF THERE
worka have much pleasure in notifying tholr frionds and lho public that .Ihoy
are now prepared to recolvo nnd promptly
execute any orders for work in their line
with v/hleli thoy may lie favored.
,1.31 i-KELVIE,
Mechanical Manager.
Vancouver, B.C., litli May, 188S.
dwmyljtc
wm2tftWn
OraB
^W'i'-Mi- • V-1
jLaJyLE-yi
destroys anu kemoves worm
of all kinds in children or
adults sweet as syrup and
cannot harm the most
■45-pei-icate: child •-;-
For Sale Cheap.
ONE   THOHOtimiUHED DURHAM
HULL, It yenrs old] nnti
ONE  GRADE   DURHAM   HULL,,  3
yenrs old.
Both unlmuls are In lino condition.
Apply to
wl2Jelm
KNIGHT BROS.
■PopouniHuw Mill,
asroTiassi
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
I Intend to apply to lho Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to pur-
chase ihe following described land, vis*,:
Tho north-east % of Suction 23, Town-
ship 4, commencing nt a staleo placed at
the northeast corner of said lot, thence
west 40 chulns, thonce south 40 chains,
thenco enst ■](( chains, thence north 40
chains, to tho pointof commencement,
containing ono hundred antl sixty [100]
acres, more or loss,
THOS. HADDON.
New West., B. 0„ May 2,1880.
W8my2m
THE WESTMINSTER,
PoultryYards
JOHN 8. COX, Prop.
L-l Kht Hi-a in ii nti,
Partridge CochhtitB,
£L .Plymouth. Hocks,
"White face Bl'k Spunlsll
Whtti- Crested, liluck   and Golden
Poland s.
Ho ml int s»       Silver- pcncl Ued    Sll nm>
burgs,
Black, Hed nnti Pitt Gmncn.
-Toulouse tiec-ae.      Hiruen Duck.).
My Yards are open for inspection.
dwmhStc
Puyallup  Nursery!
TlU'l'Ji. MXIM, SKKD POTATOES,
Grown In tho famous Hop l-ioglon.of Puyallup and White River valleys.
OVER ONE MILLION
TREES & PLANTS.
TOSS of Grass and Clover Seed,
TONS of Choice Seed Potatoes (lOklnds)
TOMS of Choicest Vegetable Seeds.
 SEASON 1880 & 1800.	
Enough for Dealers.  Enoughfor Planters
New revised List and Prices Just out.
Don't fool yourself by not sending for It
immediately and lenrn what Is grown aud
to be had close at home. Catalogue free
to all. J. RI. OttLK,
wje5mf> Puyallup, Wash. Ter.
■ ■Sis | iH?
flail! I'slSc-.--'-'
niill&sl-aB-,
tarn
'4.8%
ofH
a
P. G. STRICKLAND.
J. C. WHYTE.
Wo 6
•gt/>
•:* I--
s# «•
to        *■*■
"St ii a
e-Mw
8. STRIC
Ell & CO.
DSAliESS HT
Ami must bo sold within the next 60
days to make room for other
new goods.
nl W IfS (rfil fi? t-i' W till
tiding and Walking
USUAL PR'CE, SI30.     iH
erREMEMBER tlio "Rock Islnnd"
-BTBuford Sulky Flows are without
US-mi equal. From 12 to 18 inch
ff^Tnow in stock.
Ma-wey Binders.
Maxwell     "
Deering      "
Beaver City Rake
Toronto Mowers.
Buckeye Sharp        HgH
Maxwell      "       Maxwell        "
Little Giant Threshers and Tread Power.
Toronto Advance Engines and Threshers.
Derrick's Perpetual Bay Press.
Hay Tedders and Loaders.
Duplex Feed Mills.
■tJirBe sure and get our prices before purchasing elsewhere.
F. G. STRICKLAND & CO.,
Webster Block, Front Street, WESTMINSTER.
Boots ond Shoes!
AND WHERE  TO GET THEM AT THE
LOWEST PRICES.
LARGEST BOOT & SHOE SYGilE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
LADIES' BOOTS & SHOES
AND WHERE TO GET THE BEST ASSORTMENT AT
THE LOWEST PRICES.
Misses & Children's
And Where to Get the Newest Styles, Where to Get the Best
Quality, and Where to Buy Them' at the Lowest Prices.
|i'33 REMEMBER, my stock of fine Boots and Shoes, in the
newest styles, is larger this season tlian any dealer's in the Province.
To buy at Low Prices, to see the Greatest Variety, to get New
Goods (not old shop-keepers), go to
dwtc
JAMES   ROUSSEAU,
SI  aolia.ia.-bla  Street.
BUGGIE
lUGGlESI
JUST RECEIVED,
A  CAR-LOAD OF
Pell, Rice Coil-spring iIcLaugMan
»1J «3- <S» M. TE1
 ALSO	
DUPLEX, HANDY, BRADLEY & OTHER
Democrat and Express Wagons!
(ST The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia."!"!
.•wnr*    H©idL «&? Curx-le. Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday llornliiit, June 13, issn.
SEATTLE IN ASHES.
Tho Queen City of the Sound is
Visited by an All-Sweeping- Fi re.
Tremendous Loss.
The Entire Business Portion of the
City Lies a Heap of Smoking: Debris.
V
The loss of Life Cannot bo Estimated.—The Loss to Property
is $40,000,000.
(Vlai
Special to tbo Columbian.
Seattle,  June 7.—Tlio centre of
■' tlio  business  portion  of   Seattle  is
:' now nothing but smoking ruins.   At
»|3. p. m. yosterday  some turpentine
. caught tiro in the basement of n  tiro
i story building on the southwest corner
I of Front and  Madison  streets,   Tho
''.building was owned by Mrs, Margaret
If. Pontius and the first story of which
was loused by the  Seattle Shoo  Co.,
upper floor being occupied for offices,
Was sec in a blaze.   Au alarm was in-
/tantly sounded and the volunteer firo
lepartment responded promptly,   but
ti was impossible  to  mnke  headway
'ith the fierce flames.   This  building
ike most others of its kind in  the
usiness centro, was not detached, but
'as the corner one of a row of frame
• liildings all joined  together and  of
. irious heights.   Valiantly did the de-
artment fight the  fire,  but without
brail; the buildings of tinder were un
I isy prey to whnt within ten  minutes
,om the time it started developed into
' conflagration.   Adjoining the first
u'lding was the wholesale liquor store
; Dietz & Meyer.   As soon as  the
,3 reached it, the barrels of liquor exuded with terrific reports and scat-
rod flaming timbers fnr and wide.
:>e Denny block,  in which was a
ioleBale  confectionery,   Gilmore &
I's real  estate  oflice  nnd  several
ior establishments, including a num-
•of professional offices  and  some
ging apartments, was soon licked up
■'npletely.   This cleared out one en-
ji) square.   Efforts to flood the Cole-
>'n building on Front  street  to the
fitth were  utterly useless,  for  the
■lies leaped across  Madison  Streot
;h greedy rapidity from two saloons,
Palace saloon and tho Opera House
'on, and in less than thirty minutes
jther square wns burned  to  aslios,
'ng in  Addison  Smiths' grocery,
chant's  wholesale    confectionery
* fruit store, J. W. Lang & Co. 's
store, John  Spencer's plumbing
team titling establishment, It. J.
Jam's tailor shop,  Edgar Bryan's
'i  shop,   the  Palace  restaurant,
»80ii Bros.'s shoe store, Gieriug it
"miiel's  jewelry store,   Shuster's
r shop, Levy's  clothing store,
arum's clothing store,   While
Square was  burning, tho  Opera
:e block on the east side of Front
o between Madison  and  Marion
• xtending up Marion half wuy to
id street, caught fire in the upper
s.   This building, n  fine  three
brick structure, owned by  Geo.
[ye, nnd valued at §125,000, soon
il to the irrepressible tongues of
,     Wllh   it  weut  the  Seattle
,'oacy, the warehouse of the Gol-
,,ul» Bazaar, Harris & Co.'s large
. oda and clothing store,  Aberu-
.shoe store, Cross it Co.'s under-
estnblishment,  Lntour's large
ods house,  Boardman's  paints
Js  establishment,' cleaning  up
Jr square.   The Kenyon  block
jiiorthof where the fire originated
go too,   notwithstanding  the
as from the northwest a  little
h.   In thiB block was the job
ijj establishment of the Evening
j Vienen  & Vaughn's   music
■ vd Bode's tailor shop.   From
• ;rn House block, the  firo grew
'Mining a monstrous holoenust,
":ng np the squnre to the south,
f,\g sll of two  story  buildings,
.-tie later the frame  occupied
bes, Golden Rulo Bazaar, the
t    clothing   house,  Gordon
!irge tailoring establishment,
,'ital Bazaar and aeveral other
j'.icerns.   Notwithstanding the
'", )f tho flames, the department
,: fiercely, determined to save
jvalunblo  portion  of Front
'the south betweon  Culumhia
j! Yesler which wns one mag-
ow of lino brick buildings of
biiree stories, where four bauks
ij'ollices.   Tho bank of Com-
,'erchatits    National,   First
.'land Washington Guarantee
j Association  Savings Bank,
-{.consisted of the corner block
|.ly Toklas, Singermnn it Co.'s
I lolosalo dry goods, etc., em-
■ \o Union Block,  the Poncin
tho San Franoisco olothing
f block, tho Arcade building
jslor building on Occidental
j, telegraph oflice being in
Med.   It waa naturally sun-
the entire waterfront would
ps hoped if such was inevit-
these  buildings oould  be
Safe Deposit Company
'lock in this row.
jlulTLESS EFFORTS.
is of giant powder were
Iprevent the awful spread of
ilsGommorrahan-like sheots
I). clouds of blinding and
Ibioko.   Onward Ihe con-
tint, crackling, roaring and
kiting.    The  three story
•he rear of Toklas, Singer-
in whioh  was Welton it
ory was au  easy prey to
eat and cinders from the
Mill and Lumber Yards.
' soon  communicated  to
lirninn it Co.'s; the water
c and the  streams  from
lies of hoso baroly reached
tries,   The Taenia  fire
id como over from Ta
coma in 62 minutes on the Puget Sound
Shore Railroad, but both departments
combined were powerless. Attempts
to blow up tlio Union block wore moro
disastrous to the valiant fire lighters
than anything else. All this row of
buildings succumbed, although the
occupants had time to get out with
their most valuable effects. The square
to the north gave way to the fire easily,
and soon the roof of the three Btory
Occidental Hotel, the finest hotel in
tho city got ablaze. Tho fearful hoi-
acaust reaohed Yesler avenue, and Toklas, Singerman <t Co.'s, Chilberg's
wholesale grocery, the banks before
mentioned, Treon's shoe store, Humphrey's book storo, Lowman it Han-
ford's book, stationary and job printing establishment went to ashes. On
Yesler avenue, the Western Union,
Paciiic Postal and Puget Sound Telegraph Companys were burned out, also
the building of the Daily Postlntel-
ligencer nnd the office of the Canadian
Pacific Bailway Co. Tho lawyers and
doctors, who mostly occupied these of
flees, were burned out, although they
wore mercifully allowod onough timo
to get out libraries and other valuable
personal property.
TRUSTED TO SAFES.
The banks locked up their currenoy,
coin and papers in the fire proof vaults
nnd safes and loft them there to bo
spared by chance or to be destroyed
with the doomed city. When the Occidental hotel burned down, the Puget
Sound National Bank, with offices on
the first floor, made the fifth bank to
suffer. Tho Butler building, in which
were the ofllcos of C. H. Kittingnr,
John Leary and the Morning Journal,
and wliich was just north of the Occidental, communicated tho flames from
tho burning district to the hotel. It
was a three storey frame building.
The Evening Press offico was in the
third storey of tho handsome Yesler
building. Tho Gordon Hardware Co.,
and the Seattle Hardware Co., wholesale houses, were in the row of brick
buildings. All that could be done
when theso buildings succumbed and
the water gave out completely wos to
try to save life and proporty. People
fled to the hills to the oast and horses
flecked with foam dashed up to the
highlands with promiscuous loads of
everything, attached in every available
vehicle. The fire made awful progress
when it crossed Yesler avenue. Down
in tho water front quarter and extending to Fourth street, the buildings
wero mostly one or two stories nnd
frame, although the Korn bloek, just
opposito tho Occidental, tho new
Newlin building, hardly completed, on
Commercial stroet, the Squiro block,
corner of Second nnd Main streets,
stood out prominent as tine new brick
buildings. The flames rushed and
leaped with terrific madness giving
peoplo barely time to escape. The fine
waterfront, including all the wharves
and docks, tho coal bunkers and the
railroad tracks, the wholesale quarter
nnd everything soutli of Union street
und west of Second, reaching around
to tho gas works on Jackson, was completely burned. The Arlington and
Commercial hotels were destroyed, also
tho coal bunkors of tho Oregon improvement Company, the docks of tho
Oregon Railway nnd Navigntion Co.,
the tracks of the Paget Sound Shore
and the Columbia and Pugot Sound
railroads, the big new warehouse of
the Seattle transfer company, the Mechanics mill, the branch agricultural
house of Staror and Walker, and all
the corrugated iron commission and
wholesale warehouses along the water
front, also Stetson and Posts saw mill,
but to give a list of everything burned
would be to reproduce most of tho
Seattle business directory. It is estimated lhat the total loss to the city in
buildings nlono is fully 810,000,000
and nil the personal losses will probably bo $20,000,000. Whether thore is
much loss of life cannot yet bo ascertained. The city is guarded by sentinels of the militia. Two fiends aro
said to have been hung for stealing.
Heaven was merciful that the fire was
allowed to occur in the daylight; the
flames and smoke ascended to a clear
sunny sky. Thousands of people are
left destitute and will sleep, if sleep
they can, to-night under the canopy
of heaven. They have done their best
to save a few of their goods. Many
porsons must have lost their lives, but
who can tell who thoy aro. Tho lodging houso quarter and the slums of the
oity were swept out of existence.
BURNISH DEBRIS,
There are now no streets in tho
burning district; it is nil burning debris, with a few standing walls. Tho
Paoifio PoBtal Telegraph Company had
connection with the wires soon nfter
tho office was vacated, placing u table
on tho open street. Tho oflice is now
moved into the framo building usod as
tho oflico of tho Mooro Land Co.
Dexter Horton it Co's Bank was on
tho cornor of Commercial and Washington streets, nnd like tho other
banks only its snfo remains, whatever
the contents may now be. Tlio Pacific
clothing house, also tho Now York
clothing house, wore among tho large
concerns to bo completely destroyed.
A coniinitteo has been hard nt work
up to the timo of the firo soliciting subscriptions for the Johnstown sufferers.
About ?5,000 was thought to hnvo
boen raised. The magnificent Boston
blook in which was the post oflice iB
saved. Tho Canadian Paoific docks
are gono and nearlyevervthingfrom tho
head of Elliott Bay to Union Btreet.
The Yesler Avenue, Jackson nnd
Front street coble lines and tho eleotrio motor lino are usolcss. Their
tracks are badly demoralized, aud
many of their cars burned. The eleotrio light plant ia burned. All the ml
warehouses are gone. Tho survivors
of this fire will suffer terribly for
want of the necessaries of life. Those
whose homes and places of business
aro spared aro generous in thoir offers
of help to tho less fortunate. Wlion
the Toklns and Singerman building
fell, nbout thirty poople wero nenr it
nnd many of them woro crushed.
Similar accidents befell most of tlio
large buildings.
THE LOSS OF LIFE.
Any estimate of the loss of lifo
would bo simply guess work. Words
fail to describe tho nwful picture of
fire and desolation. It is like tho
Chicago fire nnd liko Chicago, the oity
will be rebuilt. Everybody seems in
good spirits, ns it is hard to realize
the droadfuluess of their sudden
oalamity.
HEAVY LOSERS.
Tho Seattle Lako Shore and Eastern Railroad Co. is a heavy loser in
trackage and depots, and 8300,000 in
stock had just been subscribed in Seattle for it. Schwabcher Bros. & Co.
are heavy losers. The heaviest losers
are H. L. Yesler, ex-Gov. Watson, C.
Squiro, J. M. Coleman, Oregon Improvement Co., A; A. Denny, Seattle
Transfer Oompany, Oregon Railway
it Navigation Co., tlie soveral banks,
Bailey Gatzort, Schwabacher Bros, it
Co., Toklas Singerman it Co., Safe
Deposit Co., Pugot Sound Shoro Railroad, Columbia it Pugot Sound Railroad, Judgo Thomas Burke, Dexter
Horton, E. Snundorson, Georgo F.
Frye, Stetson it Post, the Commercial
Mill Co., the mechanics Mill Co., the
Seattle Ship Building and Dry Dock
Co. and the Terry estate, Hillory,
Butler, Isaac John, J. S. Bailey, Capt.
Starr, L. S. J. Hunt, Angus McKin-
tosh, the Seattlo Lake Shore it Eastern Railroad, Gordon Hardware Co.,
the Seattle Hardware Co., Moran
Bros., Sutcliffe Baxter, J. F. McNatt,
A. P. Hotaling, W. S, Ladd, John
Collins, who owned the Occidental
hotol, valued at §400,000 with only
$115,000 insurance; John Leary, Wm.
Shoudy, Harrington it Smith, J. A,
Hatfield, E. Lobe & Levy it Co., and
this list under the circumstances is
only a very limited one. The losses
in everything are variously estimated
now at from 835,000,000 to §40,000,-
000. The office of the Postal Telegraph Co. is temporarily established in
the Moore Land Companys building,
one of the few left standing in the
business centre. It is one of lhe two
leading real estate offices not burned
out.
LATEST PARTICULARS.
Seattle, Juno 8.—Things are rapidly quieting down now, and everything
possible is being done to restore order.
There are still a great many .without
quarters. Tents are boing put up in
all parts of the city, and banks and
the principak-Jmcrchnnts are opening
offices in all sorts of places. The military and citizen specials nro still piv
trolling streets, and no ono is allowed
to pass into tho burnt district except
with passes.
BUROLARS AT WORK.
Last niglit a number of attompts at
burglarly were fustrated in the residence portion of the town. One thief
was enptured in n house in Queen
Anne town, and wns saved from lynching by the police. Aots of violence
during tho firo nro now being reported.
A merchant named G. R. Fink, while
frying to move goods wns assaulted by
AssiBtant-Cliicf Firo Marshal Murphy,
and a rough, and nenrly killed. Griffin nnd Condon, twoCnlifornin convicts,
nlso mndo a muiderous assault ou
Wm. Condon, a Times reporter, but
were roughly handled by the crowd,
THE LOSS OF LIFE.
Tho loss of life is still a matter ot
uncertainty. It'will probably exceed
6, ? but only two are authentically
known. The names of the men aro not
obtainable. After 8 o'clock at night
uo one except persons with the proper
password are allowed in the streets,
and regulations are unusually strict.
Supplies have been receivod from
Sound towns, and immediate suffering
is, for the timo being, relieved. The
relief committee have put up tents
for lodgings and eating purposes on vacant, lots adjoining tho armory, and nre feeding
hundreds during the day. The armory has been turned into a big police
headquarters und relief quarters,
OPENINO THE SAFES.
Today the firemen nro playing on
tho ruins in a few places to keep the
vaults from being further heated.
Merchants are busy opening Iheir safes,
where possible, to get at them. In
many oases the contents aro totally
destroyed. A couple of bank vaults
have been opened and the contents
found uninjured. Late yesterday
afternoon tho motor line commenced
running on Second streot. Tho loss
keeps increasini! and is now placed nt
§20,000,000. Tho area of tho burnt
district is the samo ns already given,
130 acres. Second street is piloted
with a largo crowd of idle men, thrown
out of employment, nnd in a few days
much suffering will probably bo folt.
A largo number of tho principal property owners havo signified thoir intention to commence tho erection of
brick blocks as soon as posoible. A
gang of men havo already been put to
work on clearing the debris and getting out safes on tho outer edge of the
burnt district. Preparations are being
mado to opon restaurants in tents by
Monday. The losses' as far as reportod are the same us iu the morning
reports.
WILL WIDEN THE STREETS.
It has beon decided in rebuilding
tho city lo widen the business streets
twenty feet, and extend Front, Commercial aud Second streets straight
through to the water's edge. No
frame buildings will be allowed in tho
burnt district under nny oirciimstnucos.
Tents will be put up for temporary
quarters. Tho city is the heaviest
loser in the destruction of the municipal wharves and water front. On
Monday a meeting of citizens will bo
held, and regulations for rebuilding
the oity made. The wind is blowing
blinding cloudB of amoke over the city
at the present hour.
THFj RUSSIANS.
The Officers ul llio Kressyer Believed lo
kc Spies.
A prominent gentleman of the city,
who lias means of finding out secrets
possessed by few others, and is generally right in his conclusions, expressed
himself as follows to our reporter to-
dny on the recent visit of the Russian
ninn-of-vvar to this const : "From tho
actions of the oflicers of the Russian
corvette Kressyer, which recently
visited Esquimalt, I nm led to suppose
thnt their visit was not a wholly disinterested one. It is reported that they
took observations and notes of the
various places ubout this city, which
could be mado available for defence in
case of war, and it ia to be surmised
that their call at Vancouver is instigated by a similar purpose. Nanaimo
and Seymour Narrows aro their next
objective points, where thoy will acquaint themselves with tho strategic
and conlina features peculiar to those
localities. From what I can understand these Russian functionaries woro
shadowed here in Victoria. Tlieir interest in certain localities, combined
with the copious noteB they were taking, first excited curiosity, then suspicion, ending with a close wntch on
their movements, Thoy call at Vancouver nnd the other plnces mentioned
being unusual in Russians, seems to
offer corroborative proof of thoir
sinister designs. And when we oome
to think of it, why sh-uid not the
Kressyer have coaled nt ;-,in Francisco
instead of Esquimalt. This wus ap-
parently a pretext for a visit, nnd to
givo the officers timo to gather the in-
formntion they were nfter without exciting undue suspicion. Wo may bo
taking an exaggerated viow of the matter, but taking into consideration the
surrounding circumstances there seems
to be ground for credence, and wo may
make up our minds that tho Russian
whon he shall have left our waters will
bo ns fully acquainted ns we with our
ability to defend them.—Times.
A project is being considered for
adding 250,000 nores to tlio irri-
gntod area in Egypt, the water
being tnken from a point so high
upon the Nile tlmt tlio canals shall
never run dry.
OliillhYiifik Conncll.
Tho municipal council of Chilliwack
met for regular business, nt tho council
chambers, on the 4th June, 1889.
Present, Reevo Cawley, nnd Couns.
Kennedy, Armstrong, Lickman, Reece,
and Bayly. Minutes of previous meeting read, nnd adopted.
Communications: From W. S.
Gore, surveyor-general, re Dunville
bridge.—Placed on tile. From D,
Robson, New Westminster city clerk,
stating that lie had shipped 050 advertising "folders" to this council for distribution. — Ordered filed. From
Corbould, McColl it Jenns, regarding
drainage on Prairio central road.—
Clerk instructed to reply. From H.
Webb, assessor, asking council to appoint a committee to look over assessment roll with him, to see that nn
names woro left off. On motion the
reeve and clerk were appointed committee on the same. •
Tlie'following accounts wore received
and ordered paid: J. McKenzie, $4. -
66, work on road; steamer Irving, 75
cts., freight; Henderson Bros., §50.25,
account of ballot box, supplies to J.
Hardison, and order from Alex. Cruik-
shanks.
Petitions: From Hugh Ramsey,
and others, calling attention to a
former petition. Laid over. From Wm.
Newley, and others, asking that an
examination of the Semiault creek be
made, under section OS, cf the "municipalities act, 1880." Granted. From
residents of the Lickman rond, asking
for an appropriation on the same. Referred to bonrd of works
Tenders for municipal work; grading
Trunk road, nt Cheum school house—
E. Viokerson, §45; N. Munro, 855.
On motion E. Vickerson's tendor wns
accepted. Corduroy on Upper Prairie
road—J. Gibson, §1.25 por rod; A.
Smith, §1.35; J. Ford, §1.90 por rod.
On motion J. Gibson's tondor was accepted. Ditch on Chilliwack central
rond—N. Munro, 95 ots. per rod,
whicli wns on motion accepted. Corduroy on McGuire road, was Jot to
Hugh Ramsey nt §1.75 per rod. On
motion, J. McDonald's tender nf 8797
for constructing Camp Slough bridge
was nccepted.
Council adjourned to meet 8th inst.,
at 8 o'clock p. ni.
S. A. Cawley, C. M. C.
Lato Despatches.
THE WELDON ACT.
Ottawa, June 0,—The government
will send n dispatch to England transmitting lho Weldon extradition act of
lust session. It points out that a royal
commission three yours ago recommended that extradition treaties should not
be held to be indispensable, but that
statute power should ho given the proper authorities to deliver lip fugitives
and criminals whose surrender is asked
for, irrespective of the oxistencocf any
extradition treaty, and tho Weldon net
simply carried out this recommendation. Tliu vicious influence upon the
Canadian population of American
criminal fugitives is referred to, nnd
the dispatch holds that Canada has a
porfect right to legislate on matters
pertaining to lho penco and good government of the, country. If the act is
allowed, it is proposed to apply it to
the states and Mexico.
NEARLY WIPED OUT.
Birmingham, Juno 7.—A fire nt
Livingston, La., oarly this morning
dostroyod half of tho town. Tho loss
is probably §200,000 with little insurance Tho telegraph communication
is cut off and particulars aro hard to
get.
A FATAL FEUD.
Jacksonville, Juno 7.—A longstanding feud between Capt. Douglass
a prominent Democrat of Dayton,
and J. H. Benjamin, editor of tho Detail! News hnd its outcome in the fntnl
shooting at Now Smyrna last niglit of
Douglas by Benjamin. Angered by
an attack upon him, whioh appeared
recently in Benjamin's paper, Douglas
assaulted him, knocking bim off the
pier into the marsh and jumping on
him. While he was holding his bond
under wator Benjamin managed to
draw a revolver and shout his assailant dead, the ball entering his honrt.
Thero is much oxcitment.
MORI! HOPEFUL STATE OF  AFFAIRS.
Williamsport, Pa., Juno 7.—More
hopeful state of affairs nro npparent
hero to-day with a partial resumption
of railway communication and generous
contribution of money and provisions
from tho outside world, for the sufferers here. Tho spirits of our poople are rising. All this is evident from
the activity of peoplo to restore thoir
normal condition, prior to ' the flood;
also it is ovident from the fact of our
citizons having already contributed
§20,000 for the needy ones.
Montgomery bridge is expected to
bo in readiness for travol by to-morrow evening, or Sunday. The first
mails to arrive hero from the east for
a week were distributed this morning.
The relief committeo from Troy Pn.,
renchod this oity last night nfter a
perilous journey. They report great
damage there nnd people in need of
aid. Wash Collins nnd Will Donnell
rescued two hundred people from the
flood in this city with a skiff. Edward
Parker, who was in Johnstown and
supposed lost, ronched his home last
night.
SAMOAN MATTERS.
London, June 7.—The Times' Berlin correspondent telegrnpliB that both
the English and American delegates to
the Samoan conference aro still awaiting instructions from their governments authorising the signing of the
agreement ontered into. It is evident
that the American govornment has
raised objections to some points in
this provisional treaty and it is not improbable that further committeo work
will have to be rosorted to.
Henry George Bourke, staff engineer on the British man-of-war Calliope, has been promoted to be floet
enginoer in recognition of bis services
on tho Calliope when ho steamed out
of the harbor of Apia during tlio hurricane that destroyed the American
and German war vessels.
A VILLAGE BURNED.
Po'rt'Jeryis, N. Y.', Juno 7.—A
Ictterwas received iu this city to-day
from S. F. Vnnatten, manager of Hait
Brothers' tannery, Haitville Pa., a
small village ubout 30 miles soutli
of Elmira, which states thut the recent flood destroyed in the village,
Hait Bros' tannery, grist mill, saw mill
and several othor large buildings were
destroyed tho loss is very heavj\
Eleven livos were lost, six of whom
wore employees of 'Hart Brothers tannery
THK ORONIN   CASE.
CiliuA/iQ.jJune 7.—Detective Mike
Whelan was the firs t iv ittiess called in
the Cronin inquest to-day, but he
failed to respond. Peter McGeehan,
of Philadelphia, a suspect, wns called
and failing to answer an order was issued for his arrest. Both Whelan and
McGeehan wero present, however,
when the inquest, was udjgurned for
the day, having quietly passed in a
short time before, no one appearing to
know how they got there Tho first
witness of the day was police officer
Daniel Brown, who was Dr. Cronin's
accuser in tho Camp 96, which resulted in the doctor's expulsion from the
order. Brown testified that ho was a
member of the Clan Na Gael at the
time Dr. Cronin was expelled. He
belonged to Camp 96 and does still,
but has not attended many meetings
in three years. The chargo against
Dr. Cronin. he said, waa treason and
consisted in reading before Camp 96
a circular sont out by an expelled
camp. The witness said ho preferred
and wrote out the churges himself. He
had an emphatic negative answer for
every question, intimating that some
one else asked or ordered
or directed him to mako
charges. He was positive in assuming tho whole responsibility for
making charges. He was not in office in the order and did not hoar Dr.
Cronin read the circular, but visiting
Dr. Cronin's camp soon after it was
read, he heard it talked about, and
knowing that the reading of such a
circular was contrary tj the rules of
order he preferred tho charges. Lawyer Hies was the next witness, and
said that in the summer of '87 Dr.
Oronin had consulted with him professionally and had told him he hud
evidence that a conspiracy against him
existed in this city. Win. Starkey had
asked him to testify as an expert in a
certain cuso and C. M. Hardy had
cross-exiitumed him with great minuteness ns to his early life. About tho
same time Cronin's sistor lind written
hor brother from St Catharines, stating that two men had called on her recently and questioned her in regard to
htm, saying that it concerned Cronin
greatly in a case in New York. Cronin
wrote to New Wl; and found that no
such case existed.
HIS WIFE'S LETTERS.
Has the Averago Husband a Eight
to Open Ttiem?
Derby Day in Montreal was accompanied by very little excitement.
There was far less bolting than in
former years. In the Brandt sweepstakes the first prize, §1,000, was won
by McCorn, of Montreal, ln the Eb-
bits sweepstakes, the first wont to Jas.
Walker, saloonkeeper, Montreal; the
second to Tom Watts, of Guelph, and
tho third to Capt. Edward Palmer, of
"0" Battery, Victorin, B. C. In the
Carslako's tiio first prize of §3,000 was
won by a poor storekeeper in Montreal.
Waldroom Steward Smith, of H. ML
S. Coiiius, left Halifax, N. S., on tho
stoamer Halifax for Boston on Wednesday, aftor having embezzled a large
suiiiofmoncyfronitliooflicersaiirlmonnf
tho ship. Ho took with him a married woman of Halifax. On learning
of his departure word was telegraphed
to the Britisli consul at Boston to arrest him boforo tho steamer would arrive at her dock, and news haB beon
received that tho arrest has beon mado.
A  I-ndy   Writer   Emphatically  Protests
Against a Recent Decision liy a French
Court-Tliu Whole Question ill
a  Nut-Shell.
A few months ago, wo all remember it, a
letter intondoil exclusively for tho cyos of
niadomo foil into the hands of mousiouf,
anil presto I a scandal in high life, u co.iit
scene, a divorce, and madame is left to tho
perusal of hor billet doux. At that timo I lio
question: " Can u man open his wife's letters'1" ivns first raised, and over thero in
Franco tho court nnswei'cd tho question in
the affirmative, and now the wife who enjoys tiio privilege of breaking tho seals
of her letters does so through tho courtesy
of her husband. Truly, "this is a pretty
how d'yo do."
Happily, America is a law unto herself,
obsci'vcs u woman writer in tho Baltimore
American, and, so far as wo aro concerned,
the question remains unanswered. Tin re
is not the slightest doubt in my own mind
that if it woro put to our courts they would
follow tho precedent set them in France,
and declare that a man has tho legal right
to open his wife's letters, but not vice versa.
Why) Simply because the judges are men,
and wc all know that every law which is to
decide between a man and his wifo goes in
favor of tho man, becauso mon nro tho lawmakers. Now, in tho particular case of
monsieur and lnadaino, cited above, there
was a plausible excuse for tho husband
opening her letters, which proved his suspicions well founded; but us Amoricun
wives do not become entangled in tho
affairs for which the gay Parisian dames
are famous, thoro is no reason why a man
should not investigate his wife's correspondence. Indeed, if either should hnvo
surveillance over tho other it should be the
wife over the husband, for sho would bc
suro to discover many moro escapades than
would he. Putting aside ell such motives
ns those influencing monsieur, I claim thnt
to open his wife's letters is not tho right of
any man, and a desire on his part to do so
implies distrust and suspicion of his wifo.
Tiic idea of a woman being treated in her
own home, and by her own husbaud, as
though sho were a romantic school-girl, to
bo watched by a vigilant master, aud to
huvo her letters intercepted by hlm, who
may not give them to hor at all if it should
best please him not to do so! It is an insult
to a wifo to bo so treated, and any woman
of spirit would resent it.
Yot thoro are no doubt men in our own
city even who considor it their prerogative
to open and read tpeir wives' letters, but
would raise the roof if their wives should
return tho compliment. I have never met
one of this kind and I hope I never will, but
I am sure such exist.
Such " superior lights" of husbands load
us to sermonize a little.
What an unequal partnership is matrimony after all; both parties make the same
promises nt tho altar, yet only ono is expected to keep them, nnd that the weaker
member.. Most men seem to think that
thoir wives should havo no opinions, friends
or interests other than theirs. Now, it is nil
folly to suppose that because a woman marries she must give up her individuality, her
opinions and her correspondence. Sho ia
still a rosponsiblo being in the es-es of God
and hor fellow-creatures, strango as it may
seem. Sho still has a mind and a heart-
no, not a heart—that she gives to her husband, oris supposed to; and, by the way,
sho doos not promise him any thing, while
he bestows all his worldly goods upon her,
which, of course, must include his letters,
whilo in reality he takes hers and keeps his
own.
Charles Dudley Warner, in replying to
tho question: "Can a man open his wife's
letters!" said that it would depend upon
what kind of a husband he is. 1 think it,
would bc nearer right to say it would depend upon what kind of a wife she is.
" Discretion is the better part of valor," ns
many a husbaud would learn if he mado so
bold as to open his wife's letters.
There is scarcely n wifo who does not
tnko her husband sufficiently into her confidonco to tell him who her letters are from
and to rend them to him, or, perhaps, let
him read them himsolf; but this is a very
different matter from having thom first
opened, read and passed upon by one for
whom thoy wero not intended. Of course,
many womon receivo letters that nover
roach tho oyes of their life partners, not
becauso they contain aught that would not
bear tho light of day, not because the wifo
is afraid or ashamed to show them, but
simply becauso they contain things that nro
none of his affair. How often the homo lotters aro written only for daughters' or sisters' eyes! How much of the family cares
can bo told her that would bo proiull"' withhold from son-in-law or Brother-in-law!
Then, thero aro the letters from doar, intimate girl frionds, who pour out tho sc-
erots of their heart upon paper for the sympathy and entertainment of swoct Mrs.
Jones, but not for tho eyes of sarcastic Mr.
Jones. A very lnughuMo but sensiblo
renson for a wife withholding hor lotters
from hor husband was given hy a contemporary not long sinco.
Slio said: "These letters contain tho confessions of nnothor soul, the confidences of
nuother mind, that would bo rudely treated
if given any sort of publicity. And whiio
husband and wifo nro ono to each othor,
tkoyriro two in tho eyes of other poopio, and
it may il'ell happen that a friond will dciro
to Impart something to a discreet woman
which sho would not intrust to tho babbling
husband of that woman;"
That's tho wholo thing in a nutshell. So
wo soo that a woman of honor may keep hor
correspondence from her "better half"
Without in anyway reflecting discredit on
herself. As somo ono tins truly said; '-Tho
f harm of n letter is gono if road second
hand, tho aroma escapes when opened by
another." Half of the pleasure ia the eager
expectancy felt while breaking tho seal.
Imagine how ono must feel whilo waiting
for her letter to bo roud slowly inn! deliberately and thon carelessly or angrily tossed
to her; I should think sho would nithcr put
them in the liro than road thom then. Some
Women would.
No. Wlicthor tho Fronch think so or not,
a husband has no moro right to open liis
wife's letters than has the greatoststrauger,
and it is just ns flngrunt n breach of honor
for him to usurp the authority ns itwould
be for a visitor in his houso to do so. And I
would like very much to know on whnt be
bases his right to do it othor than his wifo's
permission.	
There is a charitable institution iu Boston,
nnd each day ono lady connected with tho
management has to take charge of a department of it. One young lady hud selected
Wednesday ns her day, and the first week
aho was to commence her round of duties
nnothor lady receivod from tho president, a
littlo note: "Dear Mrs.—, can you tako
chargo on Wednesday? It was arranged
that Ml sb — was to be hero, but sho forgot
thatjMvnsJ-je day she was td bs married, A Missouri man who recently
made a visit of six weeks in Kansas
has circulated the slander that he
spent live of them in running after
his hat.   A breezy story, that,
A solid chunk of wisdom was
done up in a neat package by the
Presbyterian delegate who said the
other day that an ounce of taffy is
worth a ton of epitaphy.—Ex.
Electricians working for tho
Edison Company at Gilbert's mines
in Beohtelville, Pn., hnvo invented
a wire lisluug rod with nu electrio
bell, which will ring for overy
nibble.
One hundred and nino now   lawyers were admitted to  tlio   bar   in
New York state last week, and
exclinngo thinks that every farmer
should get  a   double   strap for ll
wallet.
At the Queen's last drawing-room
eight of the ladies presented to her
majesty were put down ns "from
the United States." Royalty seems
to have its attractions for republicanism.
The undertakers of Indiana have
organized a trust, and are said to
allow but ono dealer for 15,500
population. The instalment plan
of opposition is being adopted. A
trust that follows to the grave ought
to be put in it uncoflinecl,—Ex.
An exchange says : A Worcester,
Ohio, woman has boen licensed
to perform the marriage ceremony,
This is rumored to bo the first caso
where such a license has been granted, yet it would seem that there is
nothing for which a woman is better
fitted.
A pension has just been granted
by tho United States government to
a soldier whose only claim for consideration was that he had been
injured in a drunken bout through
being hit by a demijohn. A nu mber
of ex-soldiers will now wish they
had inbibed occasionally.
Thirteen excise inspectors in
New York have died within sixteen
months from alcoholism. It is their
duty to investigate the character
and standing of applicants for saloon
licenses, and the business, it seems,
cannot be transacted without a
generous sampling of the stock.
Significant,
Jeweller (to lady whose purchases
surprise him)—"Excuse me, madam,
but mny I enquire why you have
selected only designs io imitation of
bugs, spiders, lizards and serpents in
purchasing your jewelry 1" Mrs.
Thinkliardt—"Certainly, sir. My
husband drinks, and I'm going to
make him think lie's got 'em."
Colonial "honournb.es" are not to
be allowed for the futuro to carry
their tides with them to England,
They are not "honourables" in
colonies other than their own, and
they r mnot be "honourables" in the
Moth' r Country. Honourable
gentli men will henceforth shed their
plume. i, as it were, when stepping
on shipboard.
Two young Africans wore one day
fishing from a whnrf, when one of
them fell into the wnter and was
drowned. The survivor's grief was
so uproarious that a sympathetic
by-stander enquired if the drowned
boy was a relation. "No," said ho,
through his tears, "he warn't no
relation, bnt he mout's well been—
he had all de bait."
The  German  authorities    have
adopted a compound   to  be   sifted
into tho boots of their foot soldiers
which consists chiefly of soap stone,
the British soldiers use  soap  and
water, and this  extraordinary  pre
caution is  necessary   to   prevent
swollen feet in their ranks.   There
may bo some ditlerenco in the swelling propensities  of  German   lager
and British beer.
It is generally regarded ns settled,
says the Post-Intelligencer, that,1
President Harrison will call a
special session of congress to meet
in October. Senators and representatives of both parties aro preparing
to return to Washington early in
■•■•i Mmnff-n  thero has
ture looking to that end. The bill
has been passed over the governor's
veto by the houso of representatives
by about thirty majority.
For years thero has stood in the
British legation at  Tokio  ah  old
safo, tho key of which has long been
lost.   The othor day it  was forced
open, and among its contents   were
found tho gold and  silver  medals
which 2G years ago were sent by the
British government to be presented
to tho natives   who  defended  the
British legation against the attack
of a mob in 18G1.   Most of tho men
for whom the medals were intended
are dead or cannot bo  found.—Ex.
The Czar of Russia, in a rescript
ordering the withdrawal of the proceedings for tho prosecution of   the
officials charged with having been
responsible for the disaster  to  his
majesty's train at Borki, says that
tho mercy God showed to him  and
his family on that occasion  induces
him to similarly extend clemency.
He further says that tho condition
of the railroad  which  the  inquiry
into the disaster disclosed ought to
servo as a warning for other officials.
Let us bo thankful for the existence ,of   experts.     One   has  just
ince ,of  experts,    om   ......  ,,..
relieved the public mind of a horrid
sensation  by  testifying   positively
that Irving Bishop, the mind reader,
was really dead before the surgeons
began to carve up his mortal remains.
I Exports differ and the lay member
| of society often quarrels  with  the
conclusion of the expert, but in this
particular there will be no disposition to reject the testimony and fall
back upon a  blood-curdling  hypothesis.—Ex.
King William   of  Holland  has
been amusing himself since  he regained his faculties by reading  all
the despatches which passed between
The Hague on one side, and Berlin,
Vienna and St. Petersburg on the
other,  respecting   tho   Duke   of
Nassau's regency of Luxemburg and
Dutch affairs generally, and as  the
communications from   Berlin  were
written under a full conviction that
his majesty would bo in  his  coflin
bofore they were delivered there is
much in thom which is very distaste-
i ful to him.
An ambassador once asked Princo
Bismarck how he managed to end
an   interview.    "Perfectly    easy,"
was the answer.   "My wife knows
pretty accurately when people pro
long their visit beyond   the proper
time, and  (hen   she   sends; mo   a
message that I  am   wanted."   He
had barely finished speaking when
a footman knocked at the door and
informed his master that tho princess
wished   to  speak   to    him.   The
diplomat,  blushing   and  confused,
beatahasty retreat, without stopping
for the ordinary formalities of leave-
taking. . ■
In his  article  on   "Slavery   in
Africa," in the June Scribner, Prof.
Henry Drummond (the  author  of
"Tropical Africa)" says :   "Do not
let it be supposed that this horror
is over, that this day of tribulation
is at an end.   This horror and this
day are now.   It is not even abating.   Slavery is  on  the  increase.
Time, civilization, Christianity are
not, really touching it.   No fact in
relation to tho slave-trade is   more
appalling than tl lis.   The fact of this
increase, for n time denied, then
doubted, has at last been reluctantly
admitted, even liy the government
of England."
How to hustle.
Kansas City): - .^^^^^^^
nothin'." Peddler: "I am not
anxious to sell. I only stopped to
remark that Chicago, whero I've
been peddlin', can't hold a candle to
Kansas Oity." "Don't believe it
No, indeed, mum; Chicago
the republic have, within their own
territory, the power to haul down
tho British flag as often as they
liko. They can't do it on tho larger
part of the continent, howovor,
and those who try it may find
themselves flying higher than the
flag.—Empire.
Pope Leo the Thirteenth has  or
dered the Papal guards  and  other
officials to abstain from taking part,
even by going outside the  door,   in
the ceremony of unveiling the monument of Giordano Bruno, tho Italian
philisopher, who was  arrested   for
heresy by tho inquisition, delivered
over to the civil power, and put  to
death towards the end of tho seventeenth   century.   The   monument,
which   has   been  erected  in   the
Quirinal part of  Rome  by  public
subscription,   the  King  of   Italy
heading the list, will be uncovered
on   Monday.     Tho  Pope    cannot
"snub" mon like Bruno by refusing
to recognize their greatness; he might
as well try to "insult the   heavens
by declining to see  the sun."—Ex.
The ethics of hissing at theatrical
performances are undor discussion
in several prominent United States
journals.   It is contended on   the
one hand that hissing is a iperfeotly
legitimate   method   of    signifying
disapprobation with  the   act,   and
that to abdicate the right is to   do
away with a time honored privilege
of tho audience.   The contrary argument  is   that   hissing    is    itself
objectionable, is frequently unfairly
indulged in,and disturbs the majority
of thoso in attendance.   The  question is really not  pressing  for  decision with tho  same  hurry   that
another phase of  the  behavior  of
audiences ought to bo  dealt  with.
The crying need of the time is  for
stern repression of the encore abuse
by which performers are recalled so
often  that  the   sensible    portion
audience   feels    strongly
SCIENTIFIC MISCELLANY.
During the last ton years an
oculist of Cronstadt is said to have
treated thirty cases of photo-electric
ophthalmia, a new disease duo to
the action of the electric light on
the eyes.
A unique collection of specimens
of the earliest printed maps has
been made by Baron Nordenskjold,
It will be reproduced in a great
atlas with accompanying text—a
Swedish and an English edition to
bo issued.
Narrow-chested recruits of the
Prussian army are to be measured
monthly, and those whose chests are
not widened by drill aro to be discharged as predisposed to consumption. All are to be considered
narrow-chested whose chestB are
less in circumference than half the
length of their bodies.
Prof. G. Sormani has shown that
the llesh of animals which have died
of  tetanus  may  be   eaten    with
impunity,    tho    bacillus    passing
through tho system without causing
special   disturbance.   An    animol
may swallow unharmed 10,000 times
more  than  would  kill  if  placed
beneath the skin,   The germ itself
is unaffected by the digestive juices.
Dr, Von Duhring has reportod a
case in which tuberculosis waa transmitted by tho oar-rings of a girl who
died of consumption to another girl.
Shortly after the second   girl  com
menced to wear the ear-rings, an
ulcer  containing   tubercle   bacilli
formed on her left ear, and she subsequently developed pulmonary consumption.
Skull Development.—By com
paring modern skulls with those of
the same race in an old monastery
in the Kedron Valley, Dr. Dight,
of the American College of Beirut,
of the audience tee.s Bwu„„, Syria, has shown that'thirteen cen
inclined to put on its coat  and  go tunes have added two inches to the
l        ^j *■ circumference and three and a half
m' ,    A -,,    -nr        v i  oubic inches to the capacity of the
Charles Dudley Warnerdiscovered  0lucasian sUuUi   The brain has de-
 . «*„t  tour  in  Mexico,  velop0 - in the parts preaiding w
the moral and intellectual functions,
growing high and longer, without
increase of the lower portions, which
give breadth to the head and in
which the selfish propensions are
centred.
Artificial Sugar.—A feat of
much scientific interest, if not immediate commercial value, is the
recent production of chemical sugar
by Fischer and Tafel, in the laboratory of the University of Wurzburg.
Glycerin was used as ttie starting-
ANOTHER CARLOAD
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■ Intending Buyers should make a note
of this, as it goes to show that we sell
more Stoves than any two Houses in the
Province. Our superior line of Stoves and
low prices do the business.
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HARDWARE MERCHANTS.
during a recent tour in Mexico,
which he described under the. title
of Mexican Notes, that the art supposed to be lost of making iridescent tiles and pottery, which was
known to the Saracens in Spain, has
been preserved in Mexico. Iridescent tiles, but little inferior to those
of  the   Saracens,  found    in    the
Alhambra, arc made in   a   remote
| mountain villiage in  the   state  of
Guanajuato.    Mr.   Warner    took
much pains to trace the   origin  of
some pottery he purchased in West-
ern   Mexico.   The    discovery   js Glycerin was useu »= ....    .
worthy    attention.    Some    other PolBt m. *ho  B!tfnmMlts-   M^
curious arts still  live  in   Mexico,  decomposition and treatment with
» -"nnmis roaaents, a colorless syrup
There are but few
makers of this
rare pottery, and the product of
their labor has only a local sale.
Some effort should be made to seek
out the possessors of the ancient art
with a view to its preservation and
commercial use.—Ex.
About twenty   years   ago,   says
Labouchere, in his  paper, London
Truth, I   was  talking   with   Mr.
Bright in the smoking room of the
house of commons.   He was going
to speak later on in tho evening,
and he had a largo  roll   of   notes
which he was looking through.   "I
never learned a speech but once," he
said, "and tnen did  not remember
it.    But I   consider  that  no  one
ought to address the house on an
important issue without thoroughly
getting the subject into his -head
and knowing how ho intends to treat
-Housekeeper (in  lt „   „Ym write down  some  pas
I    don't    want  sages 1" I said, pointing to the notes.
"Yes," ho replied, "I do. Otherwise
I might Buy say more than I had intended."   And then he went on ti
explain that his greatest difficulty
in mastering tho art of which he
had become such a master had been
to acquire tho habit of  speaking
decomposition anu uo,,,.,....   ...
various rongents, a colorless syrup
wasobtained, whicli^—unlike saccharine—appears to lie a genuine sugar,
acting in every respect like ordinary
natural sugar except in being incapable of rotating a, beam of polarizer.!
light. The discover'crs'expect soon,
to give even the lacking optical
activity to the new product, which
is provisionally named acrose.
Animals of Wells.—The fauna
of well-water, as shown by Professor
Vejdovsky's   examination  of   231
wells  of  Prague,   comprises   111
species of organisms,  including 20
varieties of amoeba-like organisms,
12 varieties of  flagellate   infusoria,
'5 varieties of other infusoria, 2'
varieties of worms, and 10 varieties
of Crustacea.   These varieties  are
washed by surface water into the
wells, whero they livo in the mud
on the bottom, their presence in the
water above being indicated by a
turbid appearance.   Danger   from
wells containing them arises chiefly
,•..:-« «*rranic matter
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STEAM ENGINES, SAW MILL, FISH CANNER1
AGRICULTURAL & ALL KINDS OF MACHINERY.
Brass and Iron Castings made to Order
REPAIRING DONE WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATCH.
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THOMAS ALLSOP,
HENRY  S.  MASON,
CUYLER A.  HOLLAND,
DIRECTORS.
is goin' to the dogs fust. People
there are awful poor, while in
Kansas City I find everybody is just
rollin' in wealth, and real estate's a-
booinin'. Vast trains from Kansas
Oity to New York won't stop at
Chicago in another year." "Soap.
Something new. Oniy SI a cake."
"I'll take two."
Laura Brigdmnn, who died recently in Boston, was the most re
inarkable woman evor born on this
continent. She was from infancy
deprived of sight, speech, hearing,
'   —-»    nnd   vet   she
supporting  „. , greatly
favors the development   of   fungi
which prey upon the human body,
A Nkw Idea in Miking.—-Water
n n.„ ii
tho habit of   speaking      *    xlinguuhor rf tho «"™"8 «
to return to Washington  early  in deprived y^W   and  yot  she
*eXnn,and,though there '^H^c—leatehertLght,
the autumn, anu, uiiuujj.. *	
been no official announcement of tho
fact, it is taken for granted on all
sides that an extra session ' will be
held. B
Mr. Wiggins, says an exchange,
finds that we are getting farther
away from the sun. A short time
ago it was feared that we were getting nearer, and that it would be the
fate of a coming generation to bo
roasted out of existence. Now it
appears we are moving backwards,
and that we will be frozen off the
face off' tho earth. The astronomers
have always trouble in store for
humanity.
On the ground that olemargnrino
hns been pronounced a healthful
article of food and that the present
law prevents its Bale under false
pretences, the governor of Connecticut holds that it would be detrimental to the interests of the people to
prohibit its manufacture, and so
vetoes the bill passed by the legisla
and sense oi   sunsn,  ......   _,...
learned to communicate her thoughts,
and in timo became  not  only   an
intelligent being, but a useful toiler,
.-.I n,0 nHention of Charlei
went on   to say, "but pronounce
clearly and distinctly every syllable."
A Chicago grocer who recently
had threo hams "sneaked" from the
front of his store, took his loss with
remarkable equanimity of temper,
which surprised his cierks who were
amazed to see the missing hog products hanging in their   accustomed
place the next morning,  and  grew
wiser in the  methods  of   Chicago
merchants after the  following  explanation:   "They were sawdust,"
he said, "and that is why I was not
worried over the  loss.   The  thief
masts m „..—  .      been ..^^—
in a novel manner—as a powdered
solid—in   a    form    of    explosive
devised by E. Muller,   of  Cologne.
This substance is called  Grisoutile,
and consists of suitable explosive a-
gents with   which   certain  water-
containing salts—such as carbonate
of Boda and sulphate of magnesia—
are incorporated.   Grisontito with
50 por cent of   carbonato  of   Boda
contains 30 per cent of water, and
with sulphate of magnesia  in  like
proportion, 25  per   cent,   Experiments under  tho   most  dangerous
conditions havo  proven  that  the
flames are quenched, and that  this
'  ' '- >--'••.  =ofo  and   effi
Commencing rc>»i«.; ,_..,
HAVING DECIDED TO RETIRE FROM THE BOOT k SHOE BUS,]
the undersigned will now plaoe his entiro stook on tho market at who 1
prices; no reserve.   Everything must be sold. I
$0,000 worth ol Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Rubber Goods, Shoe l'indingi
An early inspection will convince the public that we mean business.   1
under $50, cash; over $50, secured notos at 3 months with interest.
and in ume uo,......-   ...
intelligent being, but a useful toiler.   won.ied ovef the  loss_   .,.„„  wm:i
She attracted the attention of Charles  first thought they were real hams,  names are quencneu, aim 	
Dickens during his visit to America  miU] our°d> and o{ fine llavOTi wh(m material is both safe and  efficient.
i'imIv fifty  years  ago.   She   was he grabbed, I  suppose,  and they     Tides  in   toe    Eautii.—Some
"    .i-i i„i. „„„„ ni(,B an(j temp(;.  twenty years ago,  Herr  Falb,  an
-..Untlaii   first  suggested
jjicn.ei» u»....B, - gh grabbed, 1   suppose,   a.»   «--v fc    ,„ar3 aa0,   Jierr   -.■».",   -•-
nearly fifty  y««  ttS°;   ^   She  „afly did look very nice and tamp*-  "^ 6cientist, first  suggested
£5 irtr with Shan one- £ * We are becoming wise in our ^ ' fl      th    moon may
lived sixty years with less than one-  ing    w e are ueoouuug ,»... _ -      Austrian sciouwo,,    ..._ac,
fourth tlto life vouchsafed other day and generation, and we don't the possibility that tho moon may
beings, and the example which she Bet out wondr0us 'finds' on front act upon the great ocean of molton
loaves of patience in affliction and door displa.yB now. Those three matter beneath the earth's crust
ability to overcome obstacles will barrels of flour that you see on tho exactly as it acts in producing the
last as long as humanity itself, sidewalk are empty ; those bag3 of titles of the external ocean of water.
Tbe Now York Sm relates how Rio, Java, Mocha, and Padang nro He now considers that the reality
a full-fledged citizen of Uncle Sam's sand, puro sand ; those baskets of of such action is proven, and that
dominions, living on West Sixtieth  tempting vegetables and fruit havo the earth's crust is severely strained,
•   •■ .—"11= entertained  a bottom just four inches from the and more or less warped and broken,
top and are weighted down  to the at the times tho theory would indi-
--.«■'—i-"=ofr.r,09 between  cote.   It is during tho  poriods   of
'•■ -,.o„h.!,,„ ;rorn  (;i,B
GBANT it MAOLURE.
Boots * Shoes
NBW   WESTMINSTER'
f
dominions, living on >tv=. ~	
street, in the metropolis, entertained
a friend from  Canada  last   week.
The Canadian lnnoceuuj „„„ a
honor the Queen's birthday, hung
out the British flag from a window
of tho house. A crowd collected
and forced tho hauling down of the
flag. Thero is just this to be said
about tho incident,   The citizens of
that false bottom and the .eal
bottom. Thus it goes, and we do
notsufieragreatlossif the -s-itire
outfit is  stolen,   rained  upon,   or
—FOR THE—
rSd'^Oan'ada  last  weefc  ^^-^SstanesbetweenI #J£g^tt A
^M*ite^^KLV BRITISH COLUMB
bire     uuvh»    ••*              *
said  otherwise damaged.
Oinorwieo   ."."-er-        „
from what it used to be.
rf  upon   or -dthatgases see,  ^ =  ^
!rt  ckeront -« Increase the explosions. | ■■J'-*-i-,Tn'^**-*---^'-^
Weekly Britisli DolniM
Wedllisilay -iliiriilii", June 12, 1S8I).
Latest Iii Tulepl
Press IkuniMtclieB.
Haruisbckg, June 8.—Governor
Hill, of New Vork, has been invited
by Governor Beaver to join him in a
proclamation inviting the  people of I dock laborers struck for an increase of
vory fast. The Sultan is very much
incensed and is raising an army to
to crusli it.
LosnoN, June 8.—It ia reported
Mrs. Maybreck is breaking physically
and that "her mind ii giving away.
Tlie verdict of the coroner's jury has
been a great shock to her, and in hor
enfeebled condition bIio may not be
able to survive the blow.
Duiiun, June 8.—Shipping business
is at a standstill at BolfaBt owing to a
general striko among Bailors.
Glasgow, Juno 8.—Three thousand
New York and Pennsylvania to mako
special contributions through the
churches to-miurow fur the relief of
the sufferers by the disastrous lire at
Seattle, and haa sugeested that Georgo
W. OhihU, ot Philadelphia, and ex-
Presideut O'eveland and Jay Gould be
appoinled a central committee to receive such contributions for transmission to the proper authorities in
Washington Territory for the relief of
the Seattle sufferers.' Gov. Hill's answer in not yet received, but Gov.
Beaver in hourly expecting his assent
to the proposition.
PiTisBUito, Juno 8. — The Times
presents to-day, the first accurate list
of the identified dead of Johnstown
Valley, or those virtually known tu be
dead. This list was prepared by careful comparison with the roster of
the living aa compared by the
bureau of registration. By this it is
learned full; fifty persons heretofore
accounted dead are really alive, The
number of discovered dead is constantly increasing, but the estimate of 9,500
as published is the highest possible
limit. According to all reports, and
the decreasing death list of Johnstown
proper, i' may poBsibly reduce the total to nearly 8,000. The number of
bodies unidentified to date is 3,334,
and there are hundreds of victims yot
whose bodies will never be recovered.
Tho list fills three and a half columns
with two or more names to a line.
Johnstown, Pa., June 8.—The chief
quostion hero now is how to procure
sufficient supplies for the homeless victims of the flood, and for laborers engaged in removing the wreckage. For
the former, prepared food of all kinds,
clothing and shoes aro chiefly required.
It is siiil believed there are fully two
hundred bodies in the debris around
tho railroad bridgo. This mass of
material will be blown up with dynamite in order to recover tlie bodies lis
soon as possible. Fears of disease
from the many unfortunate conditions
exisiing still prevail. Diptheria cases
are quite numerous. Tlio removal of
the decinuosing musues in tho vicinity
is au imperative necessity.
The situation at Williamsport is |
somewhat improved according to despatches roceived this morning, though
the sufferers there are in need of immediate help. Thousands of people
are homeless at Lowiston and help is
also badly needed here.
Johnstown, Pa., June 8.—Coroner
Hammer of Westmoreland county, sitting on the inquest upon the bodies
found at Nineveh, took the jury
to the dam yesterday and the vordict
is beiug prepared for signatures of
the jurymen. It will throw the
blame upon the south fork fishing and
hunting club for gross, if not criminal,
negligence and carelessness in making
repairs from time to time. Some talk
is also heard blaming the Pennsylvania Railroad, aa they leased the dam
from i he clu i> and then abandoned it
and allowed it to di cay
Johnstown, Pa., June 8.—The
bodies recovered this morning and
taken I o the morgue were, a 12 year
old girl, supposed tnbe MyrtleStrayerj
Wm. Maishall, of Indiana, Pa.; and
threo unknown women. One, a slender old lady, had $775 in her pocket.
An unknown man was found with
head and body burned to a crisp,
i A number uf linemen who returned
yesterday from up river report they
found the house of tho Converse family badly wieckedat McElhatka Creek.
The family consisted of seven persons
and six < f thrm are dead, and were
lying in bed forty-eight hours unattended. The little one was nearly
dead when rescued. The men also
found two members of the Harrison
family drowned. Everyihing in that
section is badly washed out.
Johnston, Pa., Juue 8.—The blame
of the entire calamity hus heen placed
- upon the South Fork Hunting and
Fishing Olub, and bo angry are some
people in the vicinity that apprehension is expressed for lhe safety of W.
S. Buyer, the superintendent. At the
cottages on Luke Leclede several
pretty villas havo been broken into
and tho furniture demolished, the
boats stolen in broad daylight and reduced io kindling wood bv infuriated
crowds. Tbo coroner's jury which has
been in session nt Ninovali terminated
its labors yesterday. The verdict has
been fully prepared and only lacks the
signatures of the jurors before it is
given publicity. It is understood tho
jury after reviewing ut length the successive breaks and careless repairs in
the dam in past years declares the
Executive Committee of the South
Fork Fishing Club guilty of gross if
not criminal negligence.
Wkllsboro, June 7.—Ioga county
ia in a very bad shape, A number of
people are drowned, mueh property is
destroyed and people are Buffering for
the necessaries of life. Reports from
Muncy, in lower end of this oounty
just reached here. They are to the
effect that while no lives are lost, the
lou of property is enormous. All the
bridges in lower Wyoming are gone
and the smaller streams are raging
torrents.
London, June 8.—The left arm and
hand of a woman were found in the
Thames this morning. A comparison
of the arm and other parts found, show
it is a part of the same person. A
search for the remaining portions is
being made,
Paris, June 8.—The tribesmen of
Morocoo, who are in the rebellion
against the authority of the Sultan,
have oaptured Prince Hamid, heir to
the throne, and killed several of his
escorts.   The rebellion ii spreading
half a penny an hour in wages. The
Btovodurcs demand an increase of a
penny an hour.
Washington, June 8.—Sir Julian
Pauncefote, the British minister,
called on tho president tu-day and delivered to liim thu message of sympathy
from Queeu Victoria for the losses sustained by American people by the
Johnstown disaster. Sir Julian delivered the inossng-3 verbally and tho
presidont replied: "This message of
sympathy from her majesty the quocn
will bo ncceptud by our people as
another expression of her generous
character as well as of the friendliness
and good will of her peoplo. The
disastors which have fallen upon
several communities in the state of
Pennsylvania while extreme nnd full
of the most tragic and horrifying incidents, have fortunately beon limited
in territorial extent. The generosity
of our own citizens will promptly lessen to the striokon people overy loss
that ia not wholly irretrievable and
which the sympathy of the queeu and
the English people will help to assuage.
Will you, Mr, Minister, be pleased to
& nvey to tho queen the aincore thanks
of the American people."
New York, June 10.—Monoy continues coming into tho mayor's oflico
for the relief of the Cononiaugh suffer-
orB. In an hour tliis morning 8299,-
620 waB counted. Walter Stanton,
chairman of the transportation committee, received the following dispatch
to-day from \V. VL, Thompson treasurer of the relief committee of Johnstown:
"Your telegram recoived, offering to
donate for help of Johnstown sufferers.
Uots, comforterB and bedding badly
needed; ship to Johnstown mark
'James B.' The Chemical Compnny
sent a thousand one grain quinine pills
to-day."
San Franoisoo, June 10.—Subscriptions to the Johnstown fund
amounted to §08,100 at noon.
San Fbanoisco, June 10.—It is proposed to divide the 84,000 surplus
funds of tho National association convention between Johustown and Seattlo.
Wilkesbakie, June 10.—A terrible
accident occurred at Gaylord mine,
Plymouth, thm morning. A number
of miners were at work in a large
breach when without warning the
rocky roof fell in. Four men were
instantly killed, viz.: Reese Llloyd,
Put Carley, Wm. Williams and Matthew Davis. Two Poles had thoir
legs eut off and will probably die. In-
sulfieient propping waB the cause.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., June 10.—The
fast express train on tho Lehigh Valley R. VL., running between Hazelton'
and Wilkesbarre, was thrown from the
track at Sugar Notch thiB morning
while running at 35 milea per hour.
The curs were telescoped, and 2 of them
crushed in the frame house which
Btood near the track. The tenants had
narrow escapes. The escape of the
passengers from instant death was
miraculous. No ono was fatally hurt,
though the following austained serious
injuries: John S. McGrorley. deputy
treasurer of Luzerne county; George
H. Truutmnu, a lawyer of Hazelton,
John Lough, principal of Freeland
schools, and Mrs. Costello and child,
of Whitehaven, lt will take all day to
clear the wreck. All traffic is at a
standstill. A broken axle under the
tender caused the train to leavo the
truck.
San Francisco, Juno 10.—Wheat
lirm, buyer 89, 134', seller 89, 120',
buyer 89 after Aug. 1st 133".
New York, June 10.—Wheat moderate, June 81£, July 82, Aug. 82|.
Johnston, Pa., June 10.—Rain began falling at four o'elook thiB morning and is now coming down in a pour.
The laborers work right along and
wili so continue. All of the laboring
men who worked on the wreok will be
paid off on Wednesday and as many
of them as desire wili be given employment by the state. This morning a
drtnil of the 14th regiment was sent
to Cambria Oity to bring out 200
Italians and compol them to go to
work. They have been drawing rations right along but have refused to
work. They are now at work with
a guard over them. At Cambria hospital there are a few female patients
suffering from nervous prostration.
Late yosterday the ruins of tho Catholic church and 3 other lurge buildings
near the Baltimore and Ohio passenger
station, were condemned and blown
up by dynamite. The bodieB recover'
ed yesterday were all in sueh an advanced stage of decomposition that it
was necessary to pour disinfectants on
the elothea before the workmen could
handle them.
New York, June 11.—Inspoctor
Byrnes' detectives to-day arrested Jno.
Maroney, aged 38, who claims to be in
the dry goods business, and Oharles
McDonnell, same age, who is a blacksmith. These man are arrested on information sent to Inspector Byrnes by
the Chicago polioe, and are supposed
to bo implicated in - the Oronin murder, Inspector Byrnes has been in
communication with the Chicago chief
of police for more than three weeks
with regard to these men, and had
them closely watched, Maroney was
formerly a distriot member of the
Clan-na-Gael in Philadelphia. He
made himself obnoxious there nnd had
to leave. He is understood to have
performed missions of a private nature
ainco then for Alexander Sullivan.
Maroney went to England at the time
of the queen's jubilee, with others,
supplied with funds to blow up several
pnblio bulldingi,   Two of hii com
panions were placed undor arrest and
it ia charged Maroney spent the funds
travelling ou tlio continent. McDonnell is believed to be from Chicago.
Ohioaoo, June 11,—Tho first witnoss in tliu Cronin case this morning
was John C. Garrity, a teamster, living at 121 Superior st. Tho substance
of Ins testimony was that about two
years ago, Dan Coughlin oamo to him
and asked liim if he thought ho could
get Major Sampson to "du up" a fellow for hiin. Coughlin said, "Take a
ball-bat and break his noso or knock
out his teeth, disfigure him for life,
anything to do him up!" Witness
said to Coughlin, "Supposo we kill
him," Coughlin replied, "Well it
wuuid'nt make much difference if he
was killed." Garrity told Coughlin
he had better soo Sampson himself,
and Coughlin asked him to tell Sampson to como out and see him. About
two weeks after, Sampson came to him
laughing and askod if he knew what
Coughlin wanted him to do, ho said
no, and Sampson Baid lie wanted him
to "do up" Dr. Cronin. Witnesa said
ho told Sampson to tell Oronin about
it, und to keep away from the wholo
business. Several times after this,
Coughlin aBked witness to try and induce Sampson to do the job. Garrity
denied having any feeling of enmity
against Coughlin. Frank Murray, assistant superintendent of the Pinker-
ton agency was next called. Murray
described the trip to P. O. Sullivan's
house and his inierviow with Sullivan
on the Sunday after Cronin's disappearance. Charles McDonnell is a
horse sheer and has a room ou Third
avenue and 38th Btreet. He has
worked at his ttade hero two years.
He came from Philadelphia about the
same time as Maroney. Among the
Clan-na-Gael, he has been a decided
partisan of Sullivan and his faction.
New York, June 11.—Three phy-
sioans, Doctor S. Horace, Irwin and
Ferguson, indicted for violating the
penal code in holding an illegal autopsy
on the body of the mind reader Bishop,
appeared in court today, pleaded not
guilty and furnished bail in §500 each.
Lebanon, N.H., Juue 11—A doublo
murder occurred near Meriden early
this morning. Lucinn Freeman with
an iixo killed his mother, Mrs. Daniel
Freeman, and also John Morgan. The
murderer took to tlio woods but waa
captured.
Jonnstown, Pa., Juno 11—Another
24 hours have passed, and after a trip
over tho entire Hooded district, it is
apparent the vast nmount of work accomplished that. once appeared to be
insurmountable, is gradually fading
away bofore energetic men. Gangs of
men will commence on the blocked
debris nnd work in opposite directions,
und more wagons will be secured.
The debris is rapidly disappearing.
Owners of houses have commenced
clearing out their own residences in
Johnstown, and while they request,
as they frequently do, the foreman of
the gang to allow his men to help, they
ure never refused. Storekeepers are
ulso commencing to take their gncda
from the wreck to the oreek to wash,
to see what they ean recover from the
effects of the Hood. Of course, there
are many sad hearts and weeping eyes
in the families as they find artioles that
in their happy homes before the flood
belonged to loved ones, but with brave
hearts, they are smothering their grief
and havo resolved that Johnstown will
be herself again. Tbe prediction is
now being freely made that by July
1st, the city will present a very credit
able appearance. The houses not
damaged very much, are already being
repaired, and as a cbnaequence, a much
better feeling prevailed all around,
now that the solid sense of this community is coming to the front.
Lonuon, June 11.—It is understood
that Gen. Boulanger in his forthcoming communication will declare, although tho papers seized in Paris are
of nu incriminatory character, they
were revealed to the police by a person
or persons who betrayed the confidence he had in them, for few people
he trusted knew of the existence of
the documents.
Berlin, June 11.—The German
government formally notified the government of Switzerland that'it is impossible for Germany to agree wilh
Switzerland in the justice of the
latter's course in the affair of Police
Inspector Wohlgimute, and that Germany reserves the right to take action
in tho mattor.
ONE PURE ABTIOLE OF FOOD.
The Boyal Baking l-owder lllllilullj Com.
imiuileil. — Wholesome Action of the
New Jersey Stale Board of Health.
The action of tho New Jersey Stato
Board of Hoalth in publishing the
mimes of tho alum baking powders
sold in that state will be commended
by all who uro in favor of pure and
honest food. Scarce an article Bold
enters more generally into the daily
food of every ono than baking powders,
lt is well understood that the alum
and the alum and phosphate baiting
powdors are detrimental to health,
and consumers only require to be informed as to tho names of these unwholesome brands in order to avoid
them.
This information tho manufacturers
of the alum baking powdors aro endeavoring it seems to suppress. It is
stated that they went so far as to seek
(uiiBUccessfully, however,) for an injunction to prohibit the New Jersey
authorities from proceeding with their
recent investigation and expose.
It is particularly gratifying to consumers to know that the baking powdor
which they have ao long been accustomed to using, the Royal, has invariably gone through these analyses not
only without a reflection ugainst it of
impurity or unwholesomeness, but
each time mure emphatically endorsed
as the superior of all the baking
powders of the market.
The health authorities of a number
of other Slates have also recently made
exhaustive examinations of this character, and with the uniform result of
finding the Royal superior to all
others. The Dinted States Government Chemist, after an examination
for the Indian Department, made the
emphatic statement thai "The Royal
Baking Powder is the purest in quality
and highest in strength of any baking
powder of which I have knowledge."
The authorities ot Canada have been
making an elaborate atudy of the baking powders Bold there. The official
analyst of Ontario says as the result of
his investigation that he "finds tho
Royal Baking Powder fnr superior to
the others," aud goes so far as to "recommend ita use in preference to any
other." Likewise, u series of over five
huodrnd testa for strength made by
public analysts and other chemists of
prominence throughout the country
show it to produce an average of 25 per
cent, more leavening gas than any of
its competitors,
A company that maintains this high
standard for its product against the
temptations of the enormously greater
profit that would accrue from the use
of the cheaper materials employed by
others (for the alum bakiug powders
are produced at a cost of three cents
per pound) is entitled to this public
commendation and endorsement.
R. J. ARMSTRONG,
DH-a.-LEEl   ITST
At Brat.
Mr.
The remains of the late Hon,
Justico Gray wero sorrowfully consigned to their last resting place in
Ross Bay cemetery yesterday afternoon. Leaving tho family residenco,
cornor of Fort and Moss streets, ut
2:30 o'clock, tho funeral cortege proceeded to Christ Church Cathedral,
where u very largo number of oitizens
had assembled to pay their last tribute
of respect to tho memory of a kind
and noble minded man, an upright
judge and a patriotic citizen.
The ooffin whioh enclosed tho body
of the dead wub a plain blaok—a metal,
cloth-covered casket, with heavy silver
trimmings. A profusion of beautiful
flowers, among which the white rose
predominated, covered the casket;
while crosses, wreaths and other floral
tributes, many of them of great beauty
and very appropriate design, testified
to the high esteem in whioh the deceased was held by all who knew him.
Among those present at the Cathedral
were the members of the Dominion
nnd provincial parliaments, the provincial oabinet, members of the benoh
and bar of Britiah Oolumbia, publio
officials, members of the board of trado
and merchants of the city. The following were tho pallbearers: Sir
Leonard Tilley, lieut.-govornor of New
Brunswick; Sir M. B. Begbie, 0. J.,
Mr. Justice Crease, Hon. John Robson, Hon. A. N. Richarda, Q. C, Mr.
Speaker Pooley, Hon. P. O'Reilly, E.
0. Baker, M. P., Dr. Win. Bayard,
R. E. Jaokaon, Robert Ward and W.
0. Ward.—Sunday's Colotttrt. |
C. 0. Richards k Co.
Sirs,—I was formerly a resident of
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MINARD'S LINIMENT in my household, and know it to be the best remedy
fnr emergencies of ordinary character.
Please inform me how I can get some
and from whom,
Joskhi A. Snow.
Norway, Me.
Wholesale 'Ht}-Market.
Beef,     norlOOlbs S400O 4
Pork          "           7 609 8
Mutton      "          8 00® SOO
Potatoes     "           fil)@    75
Cabbage     "           609 100
Onions       "           100 9 150
Wheat        "           ISO9 0 00
Oats          "           1759
Poos          "           I 60 9 2 00
Hay,       nor lon    12 00 915 00
Butler (rolls) per It,  0 28 9 0 35
Cheese,             "     0 149 0 15
Kkit»,      periloz  0 20 9    26
Cnnlwooil (retail! per curd  S 00 9 4 00
Apples, per box  80 9 160
aiilesiirr'niper 100 lbs  4 00 9 6 00
"    (dry!        "          6 00 9 0 00
Wool, per lb  69    10
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.__ sa StAtatto, Oa., _       ■
Lot facing on Oolumbia and Front Sts.,
in contral portion of the city;.several
buildings bring good rent—$22,000.00.
Lot 4, Block 7, near Lytton Square,
lilixl"2 feet, fronting on Columbia and
Front Sta.-$6,000,00.
Cornor Lot ou Columbia St., 33x66 feet—
$4,000.00.
Also—Lot and Building with stock of
Goods, one of the best business stands
in the city.
Improve'Residential Property
Lot 16, Block 13; two houses rented at
paying figures—$4,600,00.
House and Lot on Lome St., near Col -
umbia-$1260.00.
Lota 4, 5 ft 6, Blook 19; good house,
garden, Ac; ohoiee residence property
-$6,260.00.
Corner Lot on Columbia St,; fenced and
clo»red-$1600.00.
House and Lot on Columbia St.; one of
the finest residences in the city—$7,-
000.00.
Houae and Lot on Royal Avenue, near
Douglas St.-$2,000.00.
House and 3 Lota, corner Royal Avenue
and St. Patrick's St.; no better residence site in the city—$10,000,00.
1 aore, with 7 housest near the Park—
$6,000.00.
Lot 1, Block 28; corner lot on Agnes St.;
fine residence site-$1200.00.
Lots on St. Andrew's St., near Queen's
Avenuo—$500.00 each.
Lots on Montreal, Douglas and Halifax Sts., near Clinton St.; tine viewa
and well situatcd-$350.00, $375.0-*,
$500.00.
Lot on Melbourno St., near Clintos-
$300.00.
Lot 9, Sub-Block 10; fine residence lots—
$260,00,
Lots on Pelham St,, near Mary—$600.00
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 Am
road; finest chance in the market foi
residence or apeculation—$125.00 t<
$175.00.
Lots in Subdivision of Lot 11, sitb-Blool
12-$60.00 to $128.00.
Lots in Subdivision of Lot 17, sub-Bloo
13—$160.00 eacb.
Lots in Westminster Addition at $15,00
to $60.00.
-J-ff-n-Ata Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Horning, June IS. 1889.
Lord Wolseley in a recent lecture
at Oxford on the British army made
some political allusions, tho follow
ing amongst them: "The English
world at this moment was full of
faddists, who did not hesitate to denounce all patriotism, all admiration
for England and for renown, who
mourned in plaintive tones that
they should belong to an empire
which had been won by tl.i-sword,
and which wicked mon like himself
(Wolseley) were, if necessary, pre-
•pared to defend by the sword. They
had political schemers longing for
office who would willingly see this
United Kingdom torn into pieces if
only they should once again flourish
in Downing street. Such men were,
however, but the bubbles floating on
their sea of empire, the flotsam and
the jetsam to bo found upon its
shores." Lord Wolseloy was sharply
taken to task by Mr. John Morley, Mr. Bryce, and other Gladstonian Liberals, as well as by the
Spectator, Economist, and other
Unionist Liberal journals. Subsequently the secretary for war announced in the house that his lordship had withdrawn the passage just
cited in an apology, which read as
follows : "As I find that an interpretation is put upon some expressions contained in a lecture I delivered at Oxford on Saturday last
which they were not intended to
convey I wish to withdraw anything
I said which can give pain to any-
The great Eiffel tower in Paris,
although decidedly ornamental as
an artistic and architectural work,
is not merely ornamental, but promises to be useful in a scientific sense.
M. Janssen, of the Institute France,
says the Scientific American, is of
opinion that the Eiffel tower will
have many scientific uses. One of
the greatest difficulties of meteorological observations is the disturbing
influences of the station of observation itself. How, for example, it is
asked, can a true deviation of the
wind be observed if a purely local
obstacle causes it to deviate ? And
how oan a true temperature of the
air be determined by a thermometer
influenced by radiation from surrounding objects" Thus the meteorological elements of great centers of
habitation have to be taken outside
those centers, and at a certain height
above the soil. The tower, since it
irises to a great height, and, from
the nature of its construction, does
mot modify in any way the meteorological elements to be observed, will
get over this difficulty. A height
of 300 yards is in itself not a negligible quantity from the point of
view of rainfall, temperature, and
pressure, but these circumstances
give all the more interest to the institution of comparative experiments
on variations due to altitude. The
electrical interchanges between the
soil and the atmosphere can also bo
studied to advantage. Special arrangements can be made for avoiding accidents, and results of
great interest should be obtained.
He recommends also the institution
of a servico of meteorological photog
raphy. A gootl series of photographs would give forms, movements, modifications, which the
clouds and atmospheric conditions
undergo from sunrise to sunset.
Thus a history of .the skies would
be written on a radius not hitherto
dealt with. In physical astronomy
various other observations might be
taken, especially in relation to the
study of telluric spectrum, ttl, Eiffel announces that throo laboratories
havo already been arranged on the
tower. One will be devoted to astronomy, unci the second will contain registering apparatus from tlio
central bureau of meteorology, nnd
will bo devoted to physics nml meteorology. MIL Masoart nnd (Jornu
expect to draw great advantages
from its use in tho study of the atmosphere. The second ia reserved
for biology nnd niiciogrnpliio study
of tho air, to be organized by M.
Honocqui! M. Cailletet is arranging a grent mercurial manometer,
with which he expects to obtain
pressures us high as 100 atmos-
plioros. M. DeFonviello lins made
very curious electrical experiments
at tlio summit of tlio Eiffel tower.
Some, it is considered, will lead to
important considerations of a scientific oharactor, whicli will be continued; others are of a more practical oharaoter. The atmosphere
around the tower at this elevation is
free from all influence of the soil, as
would lm the case at the top of a
mountain, and the air is in an extraordinary active state of electricity. The tower will, it is said, be
tho moat perfect conductor of iiloc-
tricity 'luring a storm, nud all within it will bo in a stato of ontiro immunity ugainst all danger from
lightning.
A young Irishman nnmutl Jack Mc-
Goldrick, employed in a livery stable,
attempted to commit suicide in Winnipeg, on Tuesday by taking laudanum. |
The terribly disastrous fire, particulars of whioh we publish in our
dispatches elsewhere, which practically swept the business portion of
our neighbor city Seattle out of existence Thursday afternoon and
evening, contains a warning and a
valuable lesson for us. Just about
three years ago we had a notable
illustration of the wholesale havoc
which the fire fiend is capable of
working when the circumstances are
favorable, in the total destruction of
Vancouver in a few short hours of a
Sabbath afternoon. The circumstances attending the Vancouver
holocaust were of course peculiar.
Tho city was of the mushroom order
—a city of wooden shanties—and
surrounded on three sides by the
clearing fires among acres of slashed
timber and by burning forests. It
only required the breath of heaven,
which was forthcoming, to complete
the circuit of destruction, and render any efforts to save the doomed
town, however well organized and
conducted, worse than futile. In
Seattle, an old established and organized city, with all the modern
tire appliances, the case was different, however, and it might huvo
been supposed that something could
hare been done to check the mad,
devouring onslaught of the fierce,
quenchless flames; but we read that
early in the desperate fight the
water gave out, and, like an army
that finds its ammunition pouches
empty in the face of a hot encounter
with the enemy, the brave firemen
and citizens had to beat a hasty and
hopeless retreat and devote their
efforts to saving life and movable
property. A good system of water
works, with an inexhaustible supply,
is what was needed at this terrible
juncture, but it was not forthcoming,
and the fire swept its swath of
destruction unchecked. It goes
without saying that no city can
promise itself exemption from such
visitations. Westminster has had a
remarkable immunity in this respect.
Let us see to it that we do not
tempt fate by remaining any longer
than we can help in our present
nearly defenceless condition with
respect to a really serious conflagration. The city is building up rapidly. The interests at stake are in
creasing, and in the same ratio are
the chances and dangers of destructive fires being augmented. Westminster can be put in a position
almost impregnable to fire. The
ratepayers will have an opportunity
to take a very important step to this
desirable end on Thursday next, by
ratifying at the polls the very fair
and favorable agreement which the
city council has made with the Ooquitlam Water Works Company.
We are assured that every man will
do his duty, and vote for his store
and his home on that important
occasion.
To be honest, we do not seldom
admire the articles which appear in
the leading columns of our cotemporary tho Victoria Times, for a certain vigor and originality about
them, although we may hardly less
often smile at the methods of reasoning used and the conclusions arrived at. We are right in with our
gifted cotem. in its able articles on
"The Press and the Bench," etc.
With the true eccentricity of genius,
however, tho Times flies oil at a
tangent occasionally and makes
some horrible "flukes." We have
had occasion to notice some of these
journalistic vagaries before, and we
are sorry to have to notice another,
and from the same offender. The
Times starts off by calling us names,
"New Westminster's virago" is the
very pretty sobriquet with wliich we
ure dignified ; but we liavo the internal satisfaction of knowing that
it doesn't apply worth a cent, and if
it pleases tho Times it doesn't hurt
"we." But our cotemporary is nway
off on "strawberries." Wo venture
to say, in the lirat place, that if the
Times man wns on this side of Plumper Pass, ho wouldn't venture to
speak of Alderman Cunningham's
gardening as "amateur fruit raising,"
and it cannot truthfully bn so denominated cither. Alderman Cunningham is a market fruit gardener
of skill and experience, in addition
to his other accomplishments, ns an
inspection of his well ordered ami
kopt grounds will show, and is not
spending his time, money-, strength
and skill, for fun, but for solid profit
on a business basis. Of strawberries, to say nothing of otlier small
and large fruits not yet in season,
ho has literally tons, and is nt present largely supplying the home
market, besides shipping to Vancouver (whero his product and that
of other gardeners in this city lends
the market over all comers) and even
to that apparently desolate und
fruitless (to judgo from the Times'
remarks) spot, Victoria. As to the
price of Btrawbcrries, if the generality of our cotemporary's remarks
aro niiido with the same recklessness
and disregard for the truth as tlio
direct insinuation that 25 cents per
pound is the market rate, what urn
Children Cryfor
ravs
we to think? We are not sure'but
what that price ruled on tho first
day of the season, when there were
naturally few berries in the market,
and a correspondingly sharp demand;
but  it immediately jumped to 15,
and, without resting there, to 12i	
just one-half the price which our
cotemporary so unblushingly misquotes—and the rate will probably
be lower yet. The "wretched reporters" of the Times have our most
doleful commiseration if they have
to pay 25 cents a poumd for strawberries, but we cannot spare much
sympathy for the unspeakable editor
that will perpetrate suoh a whopper;
he deserves to be charged double
rates for one season at least, as a
species of moral suasion. To give
our cotemporary another needed
salivation, we would just remark,
by the way, that the "wretched"
staff of The Columbian, what with
strawberries "laid on our table," invitations to strawberry gardens,
tickets to strawberry festivals,
"crushed strawberry" on the erstwhile immaculate summer trousers,
and cheap strawberries in tlie
market, would gladly change
places for a week with their
famished brethren of the capital,
so as to try and win back
their cloyed appetites ere strawberries make their exit for the season.
We can see strawborriosj in our
sleep. Weareaickof strawberries,
and we believe most of our readers
nre too, and wish our cotemporary
wouldn't get us started on the subject again. Wo have neither time
nor inclination to squabble with our
amiable cotemporary about the
"Britisli Oolumbia hen" and what's
the matter with its eggs. We don't
like eggs on top of strawberries—
especially on top of too muoh strawberries—more especially such eggs
as our cotemporary so naively admits to "breaking open with feelings of the liveliest apprehension."
If the egg question was not ono
of such evident lugubriousness to our
contemporary, we could find it in
us to laugh consumedly over the
figure which he cuts opening his
"boiled eggs with feelings of the
liveliest apprehension." Come over
to the mainland, brother, and get a
"square feed"—fresh eggs, and innumerable etceteras, and slathers of
luscious strawberries thrown in.
"But it is of no use to discuss this
question with The Columbian,"
concludes the Times. "That paper
is itching for a fuss. The mantle of
the World's spleen has fallen upon
it, and not until some person takes
it in hand and makes it ridiculous
will it learn to hold its tongue."
There is a pathetic humor about this
outburst that makes it a gem. We
would like to feel how it would seem
to be made "ridiculous." Won't
the Times undertake the job 1 If
so, will it please oall us when it
gets the caricature painted and
hung ?
nwnnld "Truths."
G. B. Wright has bought tho Tough
Nut mine from Sandy Morrow antl intends sending men up at once to go to
work on it. Tlio price paid is snid to
bo 860,000.
Capt. Armstrong has built a sawmill
on tho banks of the Columbia, 12 miles
nbovo Golden, and will hnvo it iu operation next week. Its capaoity is §10,-
000 feet it day, and a market for the
cut will be found in tho upper valloy
country and at Golden.
Mr. Davenpoit and Mr. Wardner,
capitalists from the OtBiir d'Aloue district, have just paid us a visit. Mr.
Davenport is the owner of a mino at
Warm Springs, nnd BIr. Wnrdncr, who
is ono of the most successful of mining
experts, thinliH most favorably ot the
distriot, and his advice is "utay with it."
Every company that worked on Porcupine Inst season will be on hand unci
ut work on their clniins next Muntluy.
Tlio Discovery nnd Elsie companies
will probably bo sluicing before n weok
is ovor, the others, being in deep
ground, will begin sinking alinfla to
bedrock. Porcupine Creel; will iniiko
a record this Benson, ono nay or tho
other.
Tho owners of thu Apex claim nre
jubilant ovor tho last shot tlicy put, in
their mine, as the ducper thoy go tho
better showing they gut. The lucky
ownors nre Dr. Laban, Nick Noon,
Charles Ewing nnd Tutu Collins, Thoy
aro already planning trips to foreign
countries with thoir boat giils. We
only hopo lliey will bu moro successful
in catching on than they have hitherto
been.
Tho steamer Dispatch, with Captain
Snndorson at the helm, has all the
business it can do between Rovelstoko
uud Sprout's Landing. Hud the government's foresight been goud, instead
of 1 bunt being ■ on tho route, o ur 4
would huvo all tho passenger and
freight traflic they could handle. Toad
Mountain and adjacent mining camps
will, wjthin 2 years, havo as largo a
population as is now on Vancouver
Island, yot the govornment duos not
even seem to know thnt these districts
aro in the province.
 *--».-.— -■
At tho annual meeting of thu Bank uf
Montreal Munday afternoon tho annual report of the directors showed the
profits uf tho year, lifter deducting
charges uf tnimagoni'jiit and making
provision's for ull bad ami doubtful
debts, lo bc >'•! ,'1,771,76. Tliu nrcsi-
clont, Sir Donald Brhithj movod the
adoption of tho report.
Pitcher's Castoria.
LOCAL AND JMBAL HEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, June o.)
No police court to-duy.
Tho benefit of tho sprinkler hns
never beon more appreciated than
during the last three duys.
The wife of George Harvey, head
master of tho Halifax nrt school, suicided Monday evening by drowning.
The first through train on the Canadian Paciiic short linu to St. John,
N. B., left Montreal on Sunday night.
The Westminister militia has been
invited to participate in tho Dominion
day celebration at Vancuuver. It has
not been decided yet whether or nut
the invitation will bo accepted.
Advertising artists uro doing good
work by covering up many ugly fonces
about tho city with bright paint, describing by word and sign the good
points of the article advertised.
Peter Adair, who was ordered to pay
a fine of 850 or go to gaol for twu
montha for selling whisky to Indians,
was released this murning on a writ
of habeas corpus, obtained by his counsel, Mr. A. Loamy.
Squamish Charley appeared beforo
Mr. Justice McCreight yesterday, and
through his counsel W. Norman Bole
Q. O , elected tobo tried by jury at
the next assizes, Squamish Charley
was sent up for trial fur attempting to
murder his wifo.
The NeWs-Advertiser gives u report
of yesterday's base ball matoh which
makes it appear that nil the good play
was made by Voucuuvcr mon. Strange
to sny Westminster made all the runs,
but piobably thut wns what they woro
playing for. Tho simplo fact of the
matter is that Weslminstor played all
round tho Vuncouverites.
It is reported that tho imperial
authorities have decided to send out
two regiments of infantry to be stationed in this city and a battery of
garrison artillery. Tho barracks will
be on the military reserve; English
Bay. It is also stated, allegedly from
ufficial sources, that the fortifications
will be proceeded with without delay.
—News-Advertiser.
The British Columbia govornment
utilizes prison labor. Bnt its method
is old fashioned and demoralizing. Tho
prisoners are harnessed together and
are sent into the streets to work.
Strong lepresentntions are made in
favour of tho disappearance of the
chain-gang. In no other province is
the elanking of irons of tho chain-gang
to be heard.—Mail.
Tbe Nortii Arm Bridge.
All arrangements have boen completed for the building of the bridge
serosa the north arm of the Fraaer to
connect Lulu and Sea island with the
mainland. The contract has been a-
warded to the San Francisco Bridge
Co., and operations have already been
commenced. The vnlue of tho contract is in tho neighborhood of 830,-
000. After the many weary delays
the Bottlers on Sou and Lulu islands
will feel relieved to know that the
building of tho bridge is now   settled.
-IVcslmlnster Winn.
The baso ball match yesterday ended in the utter routo of the Vancouver team, tho score being Wostminstor
26 runs, Vancouver !) runs. Valleau,
Westminster's pitcher, showed the
Vuncouverites something now in
curves, and so effectual was his work
that no less than 13 men wero put out
on strikes during tho game. After tlio
mutch the visitors wero haiidsuinoly
entertained by tho membors of the
homo club, and at their departure,
ubuut 9 o'clock, they wore given throe
hearty cheers and a "tiger." The best
of feeling exisis betweon tho two clubs,
unci many iniii'o interesting matches
will bo played beforo tho season is
over.
Tiie [iontlng lluli.
Tho meeting held lust uight to ar-
rango for the formation of a boating
club wuu well attended, und tho question wns thoroughly discussed. A
committee was appointed to enquire
into several matters uiul to report at
tho noxt meeting, whioh will be held
on Tuesday night. Every yuung man
iu the city ought tu come forward und
interest himself in lhc formation of
Ihe club. There is no finor or inoro
invigorating exercise than boating, and
a city the size of Westminstor tu be
without a club speukii bnd'ly fur tliu
aquatic tastes uf our population. A
year from nuw we hope Westminster
will be the proud possessor of tliu crack
orew of tlio Pacific coast.
The LUiiiur Means'- Ely.law.
At n special mooting uf the city
council, liuid yestorday aftornoon, tho
liquor license by-lnw was read n third
time end finally passed. The new bylaw provides that liuiola will pay u
liconso of 8^00 annually und saloons
8100 annually. The 'latter item i»
just doublo the former rate, A hotel
Ilcenso implies thai, tho applicant must
hnve nt least 12 bedrooms', and a dining room in lho building whore tho
public can obtain meiils nt rogular
hours. Tho licensing board moots cm
the 27th inst., whon applications for
liconscs will be hoard, but applicants
must givo tiutico of their intention at
least 7 days before tho mooting of tho
board, nnd must advertise their Intention in two issues uf a loon) pupcr
boforo that date. Tho now by-luw
provides thnt all saloons must he olosed
from 12 o'olook Saturday night till
0 o'olock Monday mc-mine.
Civi'-il:--'.-.'.'
troubled  with fis
foi- yfi&ra;   1 :-■■:
Halyard's Pod
.,-.' boon
d cougli
nm liko
A would
rouoiiimeml ib in <
Btfint roliof."   lilx
Waltor McAuley,
I'.u;
Yei
from lot
tnor, Out.
fivofl in-
cr from
A Departing Rrolher.
Mount Hermon Lodgo Nu. 7. A. F.
& A. Ml, met last evening in their
hall for the purpose uf taking a formal
and brotherly farewell of Mr. O. R. T.
Garriooh, their worshipful master, who
returns to the east with the intention
of settling thero. Thore were a number of representatives from Cascade
Ludgo and nn almost full attondaiioo of
Mt. llornion Lodgo. After the transaction of routine business a beautiful
past muster's jewel was presented to
Mr. Gurrioch by D. D. G. M., I.
Oppenheimer on behalf of the lodge.
The jewel, which was olaburately gotten up, wus set with a large solitaire
diamond. The jewel boro tho following inscription; Past master's jewel.
Worshipful Brother C. R. T. Garriooh,
by the brethern of Mouut Hermon
Lodge No. 7, B. C. R, Vancouvor,
Juno 4th, A.D. 1889. Bro. Wm
Downie, master uf Cascade Lodge,
spoke briefly and I'eolingly of the departure of Mr. Garriooh. After the
presentation ceremony a social evening
wns spent und was terminated by tho
singing of "Auld Lung Syne."—iVeira-
Adixrtiser,
iiiiitiiiiiit or Court.
Iii the police court thia afternoon
quite a ripplo of excitment was caused
when Dr. McNaughton Jones refused
to give expert testimony regarding the
nntiii'o uf the wounds inflicted on the
man Turnbull, mate of tho str. Princess Louise. His honor asked whether
the wounds inflicted wero seriouB
enough to cuusu death. Dr. Junes replied thut he would not answer lhe
question until ho received the regulnr
fee of 810. His honor repeated the
question unci informed thu doctor that
he wns liable to imprisonment for ten
days for contempt of court. Dr. Jones
still refused tu answer and was then
informed by his honor that he would
be imprisoned for two days. The
work of making out the commitment
was proccedod with, Dr. Jones meanwhile sitting down un a chair in the
polico com t room. A friend hurried
off to a legal gentleman to secure a
writ of -.aliens corpus and everyone in
the court room appeared in a flurry
over tho affair. The hearing of further evidenco was proceeded with until
1:30 o'clock, when his honor informed
Dr. Jones that he was at liberty to
leave the court room. The doctor
thanked his honor and left the building without Borving the sentence imposed by the court.—"Times.
The Old Kate Bettered.
With the notification that express
rates ou fresh fish had been advanced
60 per cent, all shipments to eastern
points ceased, and not a pound of salmon was shipped at the new rates.
Contracts were all cancelled and the
exporters began to look upon their
eastern trade as a thing of the past.
The C. P. R. quiokly found, however
that its scheme to urasp the entire
profits of tho industry, from the fisherman on the Fraser to the retail
dealer in Montreal, had failed, and
that instead of the additional income
expected, every cent of profit had
been cut off. Such a largo income as
that derived from carrying fresh salmon cuuld not be well spared, and, us
the old rates woro most profitable, the
company .glndly went back to its former
rates and notified tho exporters accordingly. This was on Monday night
and yesterday the shipments of fish
began nguin. The uncertainty felt
by exporters, as tho result of this incident, will not prove beneficial to the
company. They will never feel sure
of their business remaining permanent
knowing that tho moment nn extra
cent per pound can bo squezzed out. of
them uu additional rulo will bo put on.
The result of this moans that no strenuous clfurts will bo Hindu to extend the
trade to tho gigantic proportions it
might easily nssuino.
Eiiiislitu „T 1-liytlilns.
Tho formation of a lodge of Knights
of Pliythins had long been talked of in
Westminster, but no actual stops woro
taken t" bring tho matter to n head
till Mr. J. B. Kennedy, of the Brunette Saw Mills, took lhe mutter in
hand. Ho wont to work with u will
nnd (he result of hia labors is that lust
night tlie nuw lodge was successfully
formed. Mr. VV". S. Chambers, of
Victoria, deputy auprcimo chancellor,
assisted by u number of other grand
oflicers and 18 visiting brethern from
Vanoouvor, formod the lodge. The
work of initiating tho 28 members occupied llio wholo night, nnd it was
after 7 o'clock when thu business of
the mcetint' wus finished. About 2
n. in. business was suspended and the
brethren repaired to the Queen's
Hotel, where a splendid banquet hnd
been prepared. This was the lirst
spread of the kind provided by tho
new hostelry, but it wus ono of tho
best ever sat down to in Westminster.
An hour was npcut iu discussing tho
good things und in drinking tuusis,
after which business was reaumed,
Tlio new lodge will be known us Royal
Lodge No. li, and its ullloora are as
follows: T. Aokormau, 0. 0.; Jas.
Hurling, P, C. C; Tims. Gifford, V.
O. 0.; J. E. Knight, Keopor of ltco-
oi'dsiind Souls; Jus. Chisholm, Muster
of Finance; John Reid, M. of E.j
Gon. Scoullar, Ms ot A.; R. L. Lambert, Prelate; E. McNalr, I. G.; D.
D. Rninoy, O. G. The now lodgo
starts with a guod membership and
promises to "flourish like agroon bay
tree."
Ruling tlio galo, nays a Quoboc despatch, a bnttenu, contnining twu men
nuiiicil Rhenmno and Vorrnult, cap-
sized. Both suooeded in lushing themselves to tho hull, but Rheaume soon
iiuccitmbctl to exposure. VorrauH
wan rescued, moro dead than uhvo, by
Ciiplain Mercoir uutl Mute Charbon-
npou, of a passing schooner, at tho
imminent risk of their tires,
POWDER
Absolutely Pure.
Tula powder never varies. A marvel of
purity,strength and wholeBomeness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
oannot be sold ln competition wltb the
multitude uf low test, short weight alum
or phosphate powders. Bold only ln cans.
Royal Baking Powder Co., 106 Wall St.,
New York. 3fely
W. ELSON,
Merchant Tailor,
PORT MOODY, B. C.
Mr. Elson will be at. the Colonial Hotel
the first "Wednesday In each month for
the purposed! Inking orders.     dwjn28tc
Corbett & Kennedy,
MANOFAOTBREOS   OP
TIN. G0PPER&SHEET-IR0N
"W.A.II SI.
WKItHTBK'8 ULOCK (UP-STAIKS),
Front Street,       New Westminsteb,
HAVING   JUST   OPENED  IN  THE
above line, we respectfully solicit a
share of the trade, and trust by careful
attention to orders and moderate charges
to merit the same.   Experienced work- '
men; satisfaction guaranteed.
Estimates furnished for Galvanized Iron
Cornice, Roofing, Plumbing, Gas-fltting,
Hteam and Hot Water Heating, Ac.
oar Entrance to premises on Mary St.,
in rear of Bank of B. O. dwmhStc
Samuel Mellard,
HARDWARE
MERCHANT,
WESTMINSTER STREET,
CENTREVILLE,  B. C»
Dealer ln Cutlery, Earthenware,
Books, Stationery and Medicines.
Land Agent, Conveyancer, and
Notary Public.
Agent Tor "The Columbian."
Post Olllcc Address, Chilllwhack,
 wJeMto ■
Bank of Montreal.
ESTABLISHED 1818.
CAPITAL (all paid up), • $12,000,000
REST,      -       •       •       0,000,000
Head Office, • Montreal.
SIR D. A. SMITH, K. C. M, Q.-Presldont.
0. A DRUMMOND, EsQ.-Vlce-Prosldont
W. J. DUCHANAN-Gencrnl Manager.
HAVE    BRANCHES   IN    LONDON,
Eng.; Now York, Chicago, nnd In all
the principal cities and towns In Canada*
Iutcrost allowed on special deposits.
G.  SWEENY,
Masaoer, Vancouver.
GEO. D. BRYMNER,
Suii-Aqent, Now Wostminstor.
Wjel8m3	
M.A.McRAE
Merchant 1 ailor
ukautii'UI, range of
Slack & Fancy Worsteds
Striped nnd Chock
FOR SPRING  AND SUMMER.
Opp. Oolonial Hotel
Columbia St.,   •   Nkw Westmnstiib.
dwmhSSto
WM. McCOLL,
CHOICE
Family Groceries
And PROVISIONS.
—ALSO—
A WEIL-SELECTED STOCK OF
ANS FURNISHINGS.
AT THE   LOWEST PRICES.
LUNDBOHM'S BLOCK,
I'nlutiililu Sired,       New Westminster.
noldwly Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, June IS,
) LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
,ii
(From Daily Columbian, June G.)
During Mr. S. H. Webb's absence
to England, Mr. N. A. Whito takes
control of his business.
Salmon aro very scarce and many of
the fishermen have drawn tlieir nots
to await a profitable run.
Atthe police court this morning
John Ross waa fined $6 and costs for
being,drunk and incapable.
Contractor McDonald has commenced work on the now fire slip
which will bo located at the foot of
Begbie street.
The riflo association practices in futuro will be moro interesting than in
the past. Two silver spoons will be
offered for competition every Saturday,
the competitors to bo divided into
two classes, whioh will givo the poorer
shots an equal chanco with the old
hands.
A meeting of the council of the
board of trade was hold yesterday,
and the committee appointed to
obtain information respecting the
fisheries license grievance reported.
The board resolved undor the circumstances it would be injudicious to
re-open the question, and that it, might
aufely be left in the hands of the
fishery officials.
 m
Im Teh Days Time,—"Was troubled
with headache, bad blood and loss of appetite, and tried all sorts of medicines
without success. I then tried one bottle
of Burdock Blood Bitters and found relief in 10 days." A. J. Meindlo, Mat-
tawa, Ont.
Niinniino's New ,-lfcIlioillHt Church,
K The corner stone of the new Metho-
.', dist church at Nanaimo was laid on
ji Tuesday aftornoon by Mr. Saniuol
It Robins, superintendent of the Vun-
,', couver Coal Company, in the presence
,' of a largo number of people and visit-
l ing clergymen. The following clergy-
'' men took part; Rev. Joseph Hall,
!■' pastor nnd president of the B. C. Con-
ji ference; Rev. E. Robson, pioneer
>" Methodist minister of Nanaimo and
I ex-president of the B. C. Conference;
'■ Rev. J. H. White, of New WeBtmin-
', ater; Rev. J. H. Starr and Rev. J. W.
, Wadman,   of  Victoria; Rov.  J.   P.
1 Bowell, of Maple Bay.
._ —_„	
Illch (lold Strike.
',     Our Yale correspondent writes that
' James Dunn and J. P. Roderick have
".' discovered  the  gold  bearing quartz
."' ledge that feeds the well known  Si'
wash creek, out uf which  many  line
; nuggets have been washed.    The pure
tt gold can bo seen with the naked eye in
■ the cap rock, and the new ledge is con-
I sidered one of the richest ever found in
) |   Britiah Columbia.   Mr. Dunn is about
-'   60 years of age, and has worked ub a
miner for many yeara.   He had been
working and prospecting alone throughout the whole of last winter,  and  at
last after many days of weary toil ho
has reaped his  reward by striking a
ledge which cannot fail to make him a
rich man.   Thero is considerable ex-
citement in Yale over the  discovery,
and it is expected  a  rush  will  take
plaoe immediately for Siwash  creek
Mr. Sprott, inspector of the govern'
11 ment roads, has a gang of men nt work
I gravelling tho Westminster-Vancouver
'.' road. The gravel being put on is ex-
I cclli'iit, but it has to bo drawn 2' miles,
I which makes it rather oxpensivo for
y road making. Everyone is pleased
';•' that the government intends making
$) the job a thorough one. Repairs to
'.- Scott, Somiahainoii and Yulo roads
' will he commonced immediately unci
!' finished bofore the wot sonson com-
-, indices. Thero is room for much
1' good work to bo done on tbeso roads,
ji and tho settlers throughout the dis-
h trict nro anxious that tho repairs
I" should bo of n thoroughly permanent
l'i character. Road work throughout tlio
j; district is being commenced this sea-
«'; son much oarlior thun heretofore, unci
!   the results cannot bo  otherwise   than
IT satisfactory.
. ^	
' Vor lhc i-tlutuitnlllH.
|y    Mr. John Fannin,  curator  nf tho
«' provincial museum, which wns formal -
!,V ly opened to tho public,   in Victoria,
tj the other day, arrived in tlm cily yea.
* toriluy, ilia Vancouvor, from Victorin.
Mr. Fannin took tbo train to-dny  for
cllnpo, and will spend   the   next   two
weeks in the mountains in tlmt vicinity
.' making a collection nf smull mammals
[ for the museum.    Ho will bo   uccum-
/ paniod   us far us Hope by  Mr. W,
iM. Piko, who is on   his   way   to   the
iMoKoiissin uud Arctic regions fnr un
oxtended hunting tour of ovet'u yonr.
In another item will be found a vory
interesting sketch of Cnpt. Pike's pro-
, posed excursion unci a mention nt' the
) noblo gamo thut ho will encounter in
tho fnr north. Mr. Fniinin is a most
i ontliusiiistic and skilful collector and
; taxidermist, nud the province is fortu-
\ nato in having socured his services for
the museum.
 «—«_* ,—_
Siiclpli-nl H'lrc.
Shortly beforo 8 o'elook last night
nn alarm ot liro was sounded and iu a
few minutes everybody was running in
I tho direction of tho firo hull.   Tlio liro
' was reported to bo iu n Chinese latin-
,dry on Columbia atreet,   directly  op-
'posho tho foot   nf Blackwood   streot.
The hose reels nnd engine Were quick-
.'ly run cut nnd got in position fur op'or-
' ations, but lliey wore not required as
' the Chineso, with the assistaiioe nf u
, fow willing linndii, niniingotl  !'» ax-tin-
guish llie llniiit'fi with a liquon buckets
of water.   Tho firo caught  frnm  tlio
stovopipc:, and only did nsmull umr.unl
of damago to the roul round the chimney. After steam wus up the pressure
was turned en and '.he roofs of tho
surrounding houses deluged with water.
The Hyacks turned uui. promptly to
the call and were ready in a very few
minutos to face a serious lire hud it
been necessary. During the excitement one of the Chinese, who was on
the roof, let go his bold und toll to the
t, ound, a distance of 20 feot, passing
through the roof of a small shed iu his
descent. Strange to say the celestial
only received a few bruises, and to-day
ho is none the worse of the accident.
lleduccil Taxes.
Aid. Curtis' notico of motion, on
Monday night, to iutroduce a by-law
to amend tho "Real Estate Tux Bylaw," is for the purpose of withdrawing
tho Southorn Railway debenture tax
for this year. As it will not be necessnry to borrow monoy on the debentures until nearly tho end of the current yenr at tho earlieBt, this is a mnvo
that will bn generally approved. The
rato fnr this year will thus be quite
low, and inny be computed by anyone,
as follows: As published somo time
ngo in theso culumns, tho total rate
fur the year, including tho assessment
for the railway debentures and the
proposed streets and park improvement loan, would be, if paid before
July 1st, 15 2-5 mills on tho dollar.
The rebate for prompt payment is
made ou tho genoral revenue tax of 10
mills, and amounts to 21 mills on the
dollar, thus making the total tax levied
15 2-5 mills, us given above. By deducting the railway debouture rato,
4'- mills, it will bo seen that tho total
rato of taxation for this year, if paid
on or before the first of July next, will
be just 113-20 mills. This calculation,
it will be seen, is mado un tho reasonable assumption that the streets and
park improvement by-law will be carried on the 13th inst. If not, the rate
would bo 2 2-5 mills less.
Assnult Case.
A few minutes before 8 o'clock last
night Mr. George Pittendrigh, local
manager of the Telephone Company,
on entering his office found Mr. F. C,
McCartney in the private office, standing before the switchboard and speaking to Vancouver. He had been requested several times not to enter the
private oflice, but hud disregarded the
request. Mr. Pittendrigh nBked McCartney to Btep outside the partition,
to which he replied, "I want Vancouver, nnd none of your lip." The door
was open and Mr. Pittendrigh again
requested him to step outside, which
he at first scorned inclined to do, but
suddenly nud without warning turned
round and struck Pittendrigh on the
mouth, inflicting a severe cut nnd
knocking hiin down. McCartney then
jumped.on his opponent and struck
him several times, after which he left
the office. This is Pittendrigh's sido
of tho story, but the facts as related
by McCartney uro entirely different.
He wns iu the oflice when the fire
alarm sounded, and numerous calls
being made, and the little boy in charge
being excited, he stepped inside to assist him nnd had just finished when
Pittendrigh returned. A fow words
followed and he was ordered to leavo
the oflice, which order was followed by
an attempt on Pittendrigh's part to
forco the ejectment. Then the assault
took place. A warrant was sworn out
for McCartney and ho was arrested,
but released on bail a few hours later.
Tho oase came before tho police court
this morning, Messrs. Jenns and Eckstein appearing for defendant, and
Mr. J. C. Armstrong for tho prosecution. An adjournment of a week was
asked and granted.
l-'i'stlvnl ami Concert.
The strawberry festival and concert
givon lust night in tho Oddfellows'
Hull, under tho auspices of St. Puul's
Reformed Episcopal church, was a decided success. The lino hull was filled
to overflowing, about four hundred,
comprising members of every denomination in tho city, boing present. The
programmo wus choice and well rendered in particular. It was givon us
follows, a fow changes being made
from tlio order of tho printed programme fur convenience : .Piano solo,
"March of tbo Goblins," Mrs. Pear-
snn; sung, "Tlicy Beckon tu Mo," with
guitar accompaniment, Mra. Flimdors;
violin, selected, Mr. 11. T. Duncan;
sung, "When tlio Bouts cumo Homo,"
Mrs, Lyal. Tho throe lattor responded tn enthusiastic encores. Mr. '1'. J.
Trapp, wlio wns to huvo given a recitation in the drat part of tho programme, sent an apology fur his unavoidable absence. The rufrcshniente,
strawberries and crcnni, with cako,
followed by lemonade, woro
then passod around; and tliis
part uf tbo programmo wus devoutly
and deservedly encored liy all. mentally nt least, tiie Indies uf tho R. E.
congregation having excelled in preparing u delicate and bountiful treat. Part
second wn?, as follows: Piano, "Ju-
ligtit," Miss Lewis; reading Mr. J. S.
Cluto; song, "The Mountebank's
Song," Mr. W. H. Keary; recitation,
"A. Portrait in Blank Verse," Mr.
Hare; song, Mrs. MoOrady. The
lirst, throe and tho last item in part
second woro heartily encored, and
ench performance wus rendered to
perfection. Tho singing of tho National Anthem brought tho cnjnyablo
nnd successful evening to n closo.
Mr. W. D. Ferris did the honors of
thn chair in a most happy nnd appropriate manner. The city baud wns
in itttetidnnoo during llm. former portion nf the ov. uini .   ind   by -M ,-,,in-:-
' ' ic U»y,j
;, .n Vict' 1'iii, waB I
aro aware nf  tho 1
many benefits he conferred on his
country. The following short biographical sketch will be rend with in
terest.
Lt.-Col. Hon. John Hamilton Gray,
D.C.L., Q.C., was born at St. George,
Bermuda, in 1814, and was educated
at King's College, Windsor, Nova
Scotia; was called to the bur of New
Brunswick in 1837; was created a Q.O.
in 1853, and receivod the degree of D.
C.L. in 1866. He was a member of the
bars of New Brunswiok, Nova Scotia
and Osuoode Hull, Ontario; sat aB a
member of the New Brunswick legislature from 1850 to 1865—a period of
fifteen years—during which timo he
was a member uf the executive council
from 1851 to 1854, and attorney-general iu 1850-7, and was Bpeakor uf the
house of assembly from 1866 until the
union. Ho was umpire between Great
Britain and the United States,
undor the treaty of Washington,
1857-8, and received thereforo
tho approval and thanks of her majesty's government through Lord John
Runnel; was her majesty's commissioner under the great seal to settle in,
conjunction with Hon. Messrs. Howo
nnd Ritchie, the tenant right question in
P. E. Island, 1860; was a delegate to
the conference of tho provinces anent
confederation, at Cbarlottetown in
1864, and was also a delegate to the
famous Quebec convention of 1864,
which settled confederation. He was
eleoted to tho commons by acclamation after the union in 1867. In May,
1868, ho was appointed arbitrator for
the Dominion under the 142nd section
of tho B. N. A. Act, for the division
and adjustment of the debts, crodits,
liabilities, properties, and assets of
Upper and Lower Canada, amounting
to $10,500,000. The deoision given
at that timo was followed by the Geneva uud fishery arbitrations, and was
afterwards sustained by the privy oouncil of England. He was appointed a
judge of the supreme court of Britiah
Columbia in July, 1872; was appointed
commissioner, with Hon. J. A. Chapleau, secretary of state of Canada, in
1884, to enquire into and report upon
Chinese immigration, Upon the report of this commission the Chineae
Immigration Act was passed, whioh
has so far very materially restricted
tho influx of Chinese into this province.
Judge Gray has been connected with
tho advancement of education, the improvement of agriculture and railways,
and interested himself very much in
all political and social reforms having
for their object the advancement of
his country and the well-being of his
fellow men.
In a letter to a fiiend in this ctty,
not long ago, speaking of honors for
services rendered to his country, he
said: 1 oxpect myself to go down to
my grave "unwept, unhonored and unsung." On the otlier side of the "divide" "Sir" or not "Sir" won't mako
much difference.
FOR THE COLD ARCTIC.
A Grand Trip In Search of Ihe Mask Ox
nnd Polar Benr In tho Unknown
North.
Mr. W. M. Pike, of Ssturna Msnd,
left Westminster this afternoon for
Calgary, ca route for the Arctic circle,
over tho wild wastes of which he will
hunt the muak ox and polar bear,
Thla trip will outrival the one lately
accomplished by Lord Lonsdalo, and
about which so much has been heard,
Mr. Piko goes by stage from Calgary
to Edmonton, thence by the Hudson
Bay steamer to Athabasca Landing.
From the Landing the trip will be
continued by the famous batteaux up
tbo Athabasca River to Fort
Ohippewayau on Athabasca hike.
After crossing the lake tho journey
will be resumed up the Great Slave
river to Fort Resolution on the
shores uf Grent Slave lake. Here a
stop will ho made till an opportunity
occurs io rench Fort Rao, about 200
miles up the hike, almost directly north
ui Furt Resolution. At this fort,
which is 2000 miles nortii east of
Westminster, Mr. Pike will mnko his
headquarters for a time, going later to
Old Fort Confidence at the head of
Grout Bear Lako. By this timo tho
land of perpetual ice will have beeu
reached, boing within tho arctic circle,
and it is here the musk ox makes its
homo. Mr. Piko wilL hunt across the
several hundred miles of snowy waste
that lies between the Fort and Bath-
rust Inlet ou the Arctic ocean. This
is u stretch of land ovor which the foot
of man has novor yot trod, nnd to Mr.
Piko remains the honor of first traversing it. On Bathrust Inlet and nlnng
tho shores of the Arctic ocean Mr.
Pike will hunt, tlio polar bear, spending aeveral months nt this pastime. If
tho sport bus been goud hu will turn
homewards about July noxt, reaching
British Columbia Into iu tho fall.
Mr. Pike is nno of tho most
enthusiastic sportsmen living, and,
at tbo sumo time, une nf the
most aooomptished nnd successful.
Ho hns hunted nnd fished all ovor the
globe, mid has lulled ahnuat every kind
nf game bllt the polar bear unci musk-
ox, suul it is solely tu kill a few uf these
sniinalu that he in making his present
trip. Ho'hus visited tho arctic regions
bofore, but nn n iishnig trip only, and
in the direction uf Iceland nnd Nnva
Zembla, Through influence with the
Hudson's Buy Oompany, Mr. Piko has
obtained an unlimited credit, right to
uso tbo company's boats, train dogs,
etc. In fact he will huvo the command
of nil tho facilities tlio company may
have which be may doom of service to
hiin in his excursion. Mr. Pike goes
alone, nnd his only companions on the
hunting trips will bu nil Indian or two,
experienced in trucking the game, Of
baggage lie lakes only a very small
amount, h pair nf tennis shoes being
Iii" most important iiem, kit ui' nni-
i uniti'in ho takes 200 pounda. Mr.
Piku hnSiUtit decided by which route
ho will ivinrn homo; It will either be
ncrona lho country to Furt Churchill
mi lho Hudson Bay, und thenco by
shin to England, or try iho wny uf tho
Yukon River down tn the Paoifio
coast.
LOCAL AND JGtNERAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, June 7.)
A clean sheet at the police court today.
The water in tho river has lowered
a little.
The Westminster cricket club has
arranged a series of matches for the
Benson which provides for a game being
played every Saturday afternoon.
Lawn tennis is all the rage in the
royal city at present. No less than
eight courts are in operation every afternoon. A tournament will be the
next thing in order.
The gross receipts from tho R. E.
church festival and concert Wednesday
night amounted in the handsome sum
of §160, of which about $100 will remain after paying expenses.
A Whatcom despatch says that a
number of parties in Blaine have taken
up frum 75 to 100 acres on the water
front at Blainu for the cultivation of
oysters. TJae claims have been recorded,
A new fruit and confectionery store
snd ice cream parlor has boen opened
in the Queen's Hotel bluck. It is
beautifully fitted up and stocked and
presents an inviting appearance this
warm weather.
Word has been received by H. P.
McOranoy, contractor for tho Street
Bailway company, that the rails sent
for havo been shipped by the Tudor
Iron Works, and the cara are now on
their way.—World
We learn from Mr. W. Higgins, of
the Ross-McLaren Mill Co., in this
eity, that a number of his wife's relations were among the victims that
perished in the Johnstown disaster of
the Pennsylvania floods.
Strawberries are plentiful and cheap.
Elderberries are ripe and raspberries
and currrants almost ripe. The latter
will bo on the market next week. New
potatoes and green peas have been on
the market two weeks. The cherry
season is at its height.
Who will Bay that Nanaimo isn't
coming to the front! The Free Press
of a late date says: We understand
that t number of the young men of
the city will meet in the Central hotel
thiB evening for the purpose of taking
the preliminary steps towarde the formation of * dramatio and minstrel
club.
Vancouver is to have a new county
court house. The plans havo been received by the registrar at that city,
and W. S. Gore, surveyor-general, is
advertising for tenders, The building
will have general dimensions of 70x60
feet, and will ba two stones high with
a basement. The structure will be of
brick, with a Btone foundation.
St. Andrews' church waB crowded
last night to the doors by people of all
denominations, who gathered to hear
Miss McGregor's lecture on "Hindoo
Life and Customs." For the purpose
of explanation a number of children
and a lady were on the platform dressed in tho native costumes. Miss McGregor gave a most graphic and interesting account of the life and customs of the Hindoos, and her remarks
were eagerly listened to by the audience. A handsome collection was
taken up at the close.
Writ forthe Election.
Mr. M. Bray to-day rocoived the
writ for an election to till the vacancy
caused by the death of the Hon. Robt.
Dunsmuir. We understand that Mr.
Andrew Haslam, of the firm of Has-
lam & Leea, wili be an independent
candidate for the representation of
this district. He is a gentleman of
sterling ability, and having large vested interests in this district will make
au excellent and practical member of
parliament—just the kind of men the
country needs at this present juncture.
Space nnd time will not permit us to
say more at present. The writ is
made returnable on or before tho 29th
instant. —Free Press.
Pioion PENOiLLiKos.~Mr. Hazen P.
Murray, of Pictou, N. S., writes: "I
wob affected with dyspepsia and nervous
debility, and tried many remedies without avail but one bottle of Burdock
Blood Bitters much improved me and
two more made tne a well man."
Liberal Nanalmoltct.
The city of "black diamonds" cakes
the bakery and a piece of the stroet
for munitioiont liberality in church
matters, in proportion to its sine and
wealth. At the laying of the corner
stone of tho new Methodist church, on
Tuesday last, in that city, the collection on the ground amounted tu §165.-
20. But this was only a "sighting
shot" as it were, for tho devout and
liberal Nanaimoites got there in great
shape later on. An exchange says
At tho evening aervice at tho Methodist church in Nanaimo, following tho
ceremonies of laying the foundation
stone of the new edifice, there was a
large congregation. Rev. Mr. Starr
delivered an eloquent sermon and wuu
the sympathies of his audience to such
an extent that when the plate wns
passed round the respectable sum ot
§3,714 was realized, Onu of the most
touching features of tho proceedings
was that nf a little child walking up to
tlio altur and depositing her contribution of $1.
 .....	
HerrlnB'-i Tenement linnie.
Herring's Opera Houso will soon
have its title changed to "Herrings
Tenement House," and then the Royal
City will be loft without a theatre.
The new license by-law has compelled
Mr. Herring to take this Btep, and he
is nuw calling for tenders fur the transformation of the building into a row of
tenement houses. The new by-law imposes a tax of §100 per annum on nil
tlieutros, and §10 per night on all theatrical companies giving entertainments. Mr. Herring thinks these
taxes will drivo away theatrical companies from the city and consequently
the Opera House would remain idle
on his hands. The building has been
a financial loss from tho start, but Mr.
Herring thinks when it is converted
into a tenement a fair income will be
derived. The opora and drama in
consoqiionce of this determination will
bo a stranger tu Westminster, until
another building is orected, which is
grently tu bo regretted. All the sceu-
■ry with which tbo huuso was furnished has boon aold to a Vancuuver opora
house, in which Mr. Herring is interested to a considerable extent.
Children Cryfor
Anniversary Servient.
Anniversary services in connection
with the Presbyterian church at Chilliwack will be held ou Sunday, Kith
inst., in lhe church at Centreville,
when the Rev. E. D. McLaron, B.A.,
of Vancouver, will conduct the services, both morning and evening. On
the Monday following a soiree will be
givon by tho ladies of the congregation
in the evening, when addresses will be
delivered by Rovb. E. D. McLaren,
B.A., Thus. Scouler, and A. Tait, Ph.
B. Musical selections will be given
by tho choir. Tho occasion promises
to he an interesting one, and no doubt
will bc largely attended by the poople
of Chilliwack, us well as a considerable
number of visitors. Tickets of admission are 50 cents.
Fire At Fort Rupert.
Word has just been received from
Fort Rupert, to the effect that on
Monday, May 27th, the officers' quarters at the old Hudson's Bay Company's fori there, woro destroyed by
fire. Owing to the exertions of the
whites and Indians, the flames were
prevented from reaching the other
buildings within the stockade. The
building burned has a history. It was
erected in 1848, on the establishment
of the post at Furt Rupert by the H.
B. Co. It wss ninety feet in length,
and forty in width; built of rough-
hewn logs, and pierced nt regular intervals for the rifles, in cbbo they wero
needed in the stormy days gone by.
Around it ran a well-constructed
stockade, while directly oppoiite it,
within the stockade, was a large house
divided into four for the use of the
men attached to tho poat. Another
building also used by the officers,
stood on the right of this burned one;
while on the left, was the store and
trade shop, and on the opposite side
across the square in the centre of the
stockade was a row of houses, occupied
in '52 by the white, miners. Here in
that year, the late Hon. Robert Dunsmuir lived for some time; whilo Mr.
Moffatt, now of the Indian department, hnd hiB home in the officers'
quarters now burnod, There were
bastions at two opposite corners of the
stockade; square at the bottom, and
octagonal at the top. Iu the lower
part four guns were kept constantly
ready for sorvice; while the upper part
of the bastions was loopholed for
musketry. The destruction cf tho
old "officers' houBe" removes a landmark well known to many of the old
timers of British Columbia.—Colonist.
Personal.
J. Wilson, supt. C.P.R. telegraphs,
returned to-day from Seattle, having
successfully laid the telegraph cable
between Alki and Bean points, connecting Seattle and Port Blnkely.
S. H. Webb left fur England and
the continent' tu-day unci will bo absent
about three months. Mr. Webb will
act as special correspondent fur The
Columbian, and snuiu very interesting
letters may be expected frum him.
A despatch from Toronto received
Inst night by Mr. Jus. Wilson, announces i hut Messrs. Thomas and William Mclnnes, funs of Senator Molnnes, have successfully passed tlieir
final examination at Toronto University. Both tvuro formerly pupils of
Mr. H. M. Siramborg, principal of the
Westminster high school. Tbo senator and family leave for Europe next
Monday.
C. R. T. Garriooh formerly a resi-
dont uf Westminster, but latterly of
Vanoouver, lift by the Atlantic express
to-day for Ottawa, where ho will
reside in future. Mr. Gnrriooh was a
genoral favorite and justly so. His
qualities were all that could be desired
in mini, and his loss to the province
is greatly to b,- deplored. Last night
he paid n last \ isit to his mother lodge,
Union Lodge No II A. F. & A. M.,
when u resolution una passed regretting bis departure. Many kindly remarks were mndo concerning air.
Garriucll, nnd many hopes were expressed that sumo day he wuuld return
to the provlnoe again.
Coqiillliiin Water Worlts Agreemont.
Tho following is an oxnetcipy of the
agreement betweon tho city and the
Ooquitlam Wnter Works Company, ns
passed by the city council on Monday,
March 18th last, and will prove interesting to tbo majority of our readers
at this particular time.
Aktioles of  AoitF.EMESi  mado  this
 clay of ono  thousand
eight hundred and eighty-nine.
Betwoen The Coquitlam Water Works
Company (/.limited), having offices in
tho Masonic Bluck in the City of
New Wesl minster, hereinafter called
the company of tho ono part,
And tho corporation of  tho  City  of
New     Westminster,    hereinafter
culled  tho.corporation of the  other
■part,
it is hereby ngreod by and between
the taiil parties hereto, as follows:
1. The company shall graut, sell
aud make over to, and the corporation
shall purchase and receive, such and
so much of all the rights, title, powers
and interest which the said company
has or hereafter may obtain, to construct, manage and maintain water
works, to supply the City of New
WestminBter within the limits nuw
defined, or as they may hereinafter at
any time be extended by any futuro
addition or additions which may be
made to the said city, and the residents in tho said city, and of all the
powers and easements in relation to
tho said water works, to supply the
said city conferred on the said company by the act incorporating the said
company, and entitled an act to incorporate "Tho Coquitlam Water
Works Company (Limited)," as may be
necessary so fur us the said city only is
concerned, for the sum of §20,000 of
lawful money of the Dominion of
Canada, payable at the end of sixty
days from and after the passing and
ratification of the by-law hereinafter
mentioned.
2. The said company further agroe
with the said corporation lhat they,
the said company, shall obtain and
grant to the aaid corporation the right-
of-way over tho pipe track as at present
located for the main pipes, ditch, or
flumo necessary for the construction of
tho said water works from the Coquitlam river and the lako tu the Baid city,
und they, the said company, hereby
agree with the said corporation to purchase, buy, or otherwiso obtain all
lands, easements, and rights-of-way
necessary to bo bought or otherwise
obtained for the purposo of laying and
erecting the said main pipes, ditches,
or flumes between the said city anil
the said lake and rivor, and from time
to timo, und at all times, hereinafter
to permit, allow and secure to the said
corporation, their agents and workmen,
the right to enter upon the said lands,
and to use the said easements and
rights-of-way so obtained or purchased
as aforesaid, it being the true intent
and meaning of this agreement- that
the said corporation shull have the
Baid right-of-way and the permission
to enter upon and use the lands and
easements appertaining thereto, so far
as is necessary for supplying the said
city with water, free of nil expense,
granted to and provided fur the said
corporation by the said com puny as
part of the premises agreed tn he purchased by the said corporation from
the said company for the suid sum of
§20,000. Provided nevertheless that
the snid riglit-uf-way and easements
aforesaid slinll be lucated unci situated
on, over, along and adjoining the pipe
track or survey already made from tho
said eity to the said lake and river by
the Baid company, but within the
limits of the lauds already surveyed
and set out as the lands required by
the company, in so far as tho company
have already i-urveyed and set out
the lands they require for the purposes
of their charter.
3. Tho said company agree with the
said corporation that tbey, the aaid
company, will permit and give to the
said corporation the power and right
to ubo their (the company's) name in
all matters, legal and otherwise,
wherein it shall be necessary fur the
said corporation to use the said name
of the said company for tho proper and
more effectual carrying out of the said
water works scheme, aud fur the purpose of obtaining or making use of the
powers or franchises "f tbo said company intended tu be ocVnveycd by this
agreement, provided, however, that
the said corporation guarantee, nnd
they hereby guarantee nud bold safe
the Baid company from all law costs,
damages and other expenses caused
by the use of the said company's name
hy the said corporation as aforesaid.
Provided, nevertheless, that tin; power
uf tho said corporation to use tho
name Of the Baid company shall continue only during tbo progress, and
until the completion of the laying,
executing, building and furnishing of
the necessary works tu supply the aaid
city with the said water, ao aforesaid,
beyond twu years from tlio execulion
of this agreement such timo not tu extend.
4. The said company agree to hand
over and give to tho said corporation
the plan uf alignment and profile of
the said pipe truck, together with all-
original Gold notes of the survey of
the said pipe truck, nnd an estimate of
the costs ot a sysiem of water works
between the said city nnd tliu said
lake.
5. The said company further cuvo-
nnnt with the snid corporation tbat,
notwithstanding anything by thom
done, omitted or knowingly suffered,
they row huve good authority and
powerto grant the suid premises i ere--
by agreed to bo granted to the said
oorpuration as aforesaid, and that they
have dono tm aet lo incumber llie said
premises, nnd that tlicy, the snid company, and evi ry company and person
claiming ut- having any estate ur interest-in the "nil! pieinesis, through or
in trust ior liieui, will at all times, at
the cost nf the said corporation, ro-
quiring ilui same, du nnd execute overy
aet. assurance nod thing for tho furthor
and more perfectly carrying out uf tho
promises and purposes, of this agreement.
6. Itis further ngreod by nnd between tho said oompany and the suid
corporation that- this agreement shall
be. binding un tbu said corporation
only after ratification thereof by tho
electors uf the said city of New Westminster by voto on tho by-law proposed to bc passed by the council for
the raising of funds to carry out tho
suul work of supplying llie said city
with water ns provided for in the Now
Westminster Incorporation Act, 1888.
And that immediately after the said
ratification aforesaid tlie said company
shall, with all doe und reasonable dili-
goney carry nut tlto agn ci .; I eroin
entered into nn tlieir iiiu-t.
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Wednesday illuriilliK, June 11. 1880.
LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, June S.)
No polico court to-day.
The riflo ussocintion had tho most
successful practice of the season at
Brownsville this afternoon.
John Reid, aged 22, was drowned at
Killiirney, and n little daughter of Rev.
Jas. Todd, at Minnodosii, Man.
To-day was one of the warmest dnys
of tho season. But tho fine cool breeze
tempered the bent considerably.
Tho Begbie street tire slip is completed and ready fur use. The contractor bus made a good jub uf the
slip.
The seized American fishing schooner Mattie Winship, at Halifax, has
been reloased, tho bond required having been furnished.
A large boiler and some other machinery for Munn's cannery arrived
yeBterday and was taken down river
. by the str. Irving last night.
Yesterday's work in the C. P. R.
telegraph office was tho heaviest in that
instituiion since its establishment. In
addition to the average amount of
business, about 1,200 messages relating to the Seattlo tire were repeated
to tho east.
The new city hall was thoroughly
fumigated yesterday to rid it of the
numerous immigrants who positively
refused to evacuate on the order of the
house committee. The immigrants
were principally composed of members
of tho bedbug tribe.
Our acknowledgments are due to
Mr. Richard London, of Westham
Island, Delta, fur a small box of A No.
1 strawberries, of beautiful appearance
and flavor, and reflecting creditably
upon the locality where the fr,uit was
grown as well aa upon the horticulturist himself.
A marriage, the prospect of which
has beon agitating society at Ladners
for some mouths, is announced to take
place on Monday. Tho high contracting parties are Mr.' H. N. .Rich and
Miss Green, daughter of Mr. C. F.
Green. Both are very popular in
Westminster as woll as at Ladners,
and the happy couple will carry with
them the heartiest wishes uf a host of
friends.
The ladies of Christ church, Surrey
centre, will give a grand strawberry
and ico cream festival in the town hall
on Friday evening next. Tho proceeds
of the festival will be devoted to painting the churoh. The city editor of
this journal would be glad to go over
and paint the building ony bright
color, on condition that an ample supply of the liquid refreshment be
furnished for the work.
Mr. Thoa. Cunningham is first to
the front with raspberries this season,
and for several days he has been supplying tho market with several fine
garden varieties. We are indebted to
him for a handsome basket of this tine
fruit, which to say the leaBt would be
hard to equal in size nnd flavor. Mr.
Cunningham also sent along a cherry
branch, two feet long, on which were
no less than 148 oherries. For "amateur" fruit raising this is not bad.
The Far Trade*
The Indians have been bringing in
large quantities ot furs during the last
few days, the kinds being bear, mink,
wildcat, beaver, panther, mountain
goat, muskrat and mountain sheep.
The market prices are high at present
and sumo of tho Siwashes have made
very handsome wages out of their
winter's pastime. It will be several
weeks yet before the rush of Siwashes,
who find employment with the canneries, commences, and it will not be
till theti that fur trading and bartering
will reach its height.
Nanaimo Assizes.
The spring assizes at Nanaimo were
concluded on Wednesday. In the case
of Regina vs. Muzettoo, charged with
aggravated assault on one Dominick.
at Wellington, Mr. D. M. Eberts for
the accused, pleaded guilty, and Mr.
Justice Crease sentenced the prisoner
to ono months' imprisonment without
hard labor, and to pay §150 to Dominick. B icbt, the Indian found guilty
of manslaughter, was reported to bo
sufferintr from cancer in the stomach
and external Bores, Taking into consideration the condition of the prisoner, his lordship said he wuuld sentence
him to two years imprisonment, us
while in the penitentiary ho would receive good medical attendance, and if
it became apparent that the prisoner
wob under sentence of death from a
higher court be would be sent home to
his friends to die.
The Coming Exhibition.
Many enquiries are being made
round town, and by farmers arriving
up and down river, as to when the
provincial exhibition is to be advertised
and placarded. Farmers are anxioua
to know what provision will be made
for the homing of stook, valuo of
prizes and conditions of prize list, so
that they may commence preparations
immediately for the event. The exhibition cannot bo too early or two
widely advertised. The executive
committee should endeavor to obtain
very low ratea from the C. P. R. and
iteamboat lines for the transportation
of stoek from the interior, and these
ratea ehould be printed on the posters
so that everyone may be familiar with
them. If favorable rates are obtained
tho farmers of the Nicola and Okanag-
on districts may be induced to attend
in large numbers. Theae matten require apeedy attention.
Boasted Alive.
On Thursday night a ghastly tragedy
occurred in the Siwash settlement
across False Creek bridge. Several
of the Indians had become possessed at
unco tu got drunk in tho must approved native fashion. They succeeded
admirably in tlieir effort, nud did nut
desert the feast till all had been consumed. They thon retired, liko good
Christianised heathen, tu tlieir various
shucks tu sleep off in peace tho effects
of their potations. Among tho jovial
spirits whu hud partaken of the nectar
wus an old gentleman familiarly known
us "Oroney's tnther." Ho is thus
known probably because Crnney can
licit the old niiin. Shortly after midnight a Swede who was passing by the
neighborhood saw the cabin of "Oroney's father" in flames and tried to extinguish it. He was not aware that
there was any uno insido and so aftor
a futilo attempt gave it up and wont
his way, Noxt morning the charred
remains of "Cruney's father" were
found amid the smouldering wood.
Cronoy himself announced the facts
of the case to the police, and the remains of the old man were collected
and placed in a rough coffin. Two arrests wore made iu connection with
the case, a Siwash and an Italian
named Peter Thomas, tho latter on the
charge of having supplied the whiskey.
Friday night the Siwash settlement
held their dolorous ceremony over the
remains of their deceased brother.—
News-Advertiser.
The Northern Pnclllc Tor Westminster.
Mr. Honry Villard, of the Northern
Pacific, and Messrs. Chas. C. Beanian
and Wm. Solomon, of New York, arrived in Vancouver yesterday and proceeded direct to Seattle. A World
reporter waited upon Mr. Villard and
gleaned considerable information from
him. Regarding the question of the
Northern Pacific having secured a
controlling interest ovor the road that
is now being built to Now Westminster, the members of the party would
not give a definite answer, but in a
vague kind of way said there could
not be anything in it. Beforo leaving,
the members of the party said the
Northern Paciiic would uev<sr build
through tho Peace river country. They
however, intimatod that the company's
cars may bo run over to Vancouver
uia Westminster over the Short Line
when communication with the Sound
cities is complete. A depot would be
located when the Short Line is finished, possibly on the land bonded by
the company between the limekiln
and the smelter. But, as yet, the
question of building an independent
line to Vancouver direct, although it
will eventually be consummated, has
yet to be thoroughly discussed.
From the above it is quite evident
that the Northern Pacifio fully intends
building to Westminster, and the probabilities are that before Mr. Villard
returns east something definite of the
company's intention will   be  known.
and the ball went to Vancouver's
goal, but was soon sont buck to
centre field. Frum centre field tho
rubber travelled back to tho Westminster flags, where D. Smith got it and
Bcored for Vancouver. Time 3 minutes.
1-OUllTH GAME.
This gamo wus started at 5:25, und
aftor 35 minutes' brilliant play was
won by Vancouver, which gavo tho
match to the visitors.
CORRESPONDENCE.
The Theatre UJct'llHe.
The Lacrosse Match.
Tho first game of lacrosse ever
played in Westminster took place today in the presence of a large number
of people. The day was warm and
consequently rather hard on the players, but despite this drawback there
was no lack of vigor displayed by the
contestants. The following wero the
teams: Vancouver: Bighorn, Suckling,
Simpson, Smith, Quigly, Rankin,
Murphy, McDougall, Boulibee,
Thcmmpson, Paget, J. Smith, W.
S. Taylor, (oaptain). Westminster: J. 0. Whyte (captain), LewiB,
Corbett, Guw, Dockerill, Turner, McMartin, Lister, Thompson, Carrie,
Polley ond N. A. Whito. The visitors did not arrive until nearly 3
o'clock, and the game did not start
until 4.20. Mr. G. Armstrong and
Mr. C. S. McDonnel were chosen umpires and Mr. Clarko referee.
When the men took their positions it
was noticed that the physique of the
home team was equal to that of the
visitors, though it was generally supposed that in the scientific handling of
the suck, the visitors would bear away
the palm. Westminster had no expectation of winning against such an
array uf old players, but overy member of the team was determined that
Vancouver would hove to ploy hord to
win.
Immediately after the ball was faced
it went to Bide field and was sent frnm
thore to the WeBtmlnster goal, where
Whyto quickly secured it and threw
down tu thu Vancouver flags. It did
not remain hero lung but was soon in
centro field, and general play ensued.
The play wub very loose on both sides
for a couple of minutes, when McDougall secured the bnll and having a
goud opening sent it through the flags,
winning first game for Vancouver in 7
minutes.
SECOND OAME.
The ball had no sooner been faced
than it went over towards the fence,
from whero it went to the other side
of the field, where it was faced. Shortly after it went dangerously close to
the Vancouver flags, at which Lewis
got a shot, but it was neatly stopped.
Hot play followed, the advantage being
Blight on either side. Repeated assaults were made on the Westminster
goal but the defence played a splendid
game. Vancouver also was closely
passed several times and its defence
was hard pressed. Vancouver showed
some little bits of good team play, but
Westminster was perceptibly conspicuous by its lack of the same. Atthe
end of 25 minutes of all-over-the-field
play the ball was faoed to the side of
Vancouver's goal; Lewis got it, passed
to Turner, who dropped it through the
flags, thus winning the first game for
Westminster.
THIRD GAME.
The third game started after a few
minutes'reat and hot play followed,
Westminster's defense being kept very
busy; Whyte finally relieved the strain
Editor. Columbian.—Permit mo to
mako somo observations upon an editorial item whioh appeared ia your issuo of
yesterday, relating to Herring's Opera
House. In that item it is stated that the
now trades license by-law "imposes n tux
of §100 per annum on all theatres and
$10 per night on all theatrical companies
giving entertainments." It is further
stated that Mr. Herring bus determined
to transform hiB opora houso into a tenement houso in consequence of this heavy
tax, and transfer his scenor^ to a Vancouvor opera houso in which ho has taken
an interest, leaving tho inferenco to bo
drawn thnt the theatre tax in Vancouver
ib less burdensome than here. Now, as a
mattor of fact the new by-law imposes a
tax of only §10 overy half year on
theatres; and tho tax on theatrical companies is §10 for the first entertainment
and §5 for each subsequent one. Tho
tax on theatres in Vancouver is §100 a
year, and on theatrical companies §5 for
every entertainment. If Mr. Herring's
object, therefore, in transferring his
theatrical interest from this city to Vancouver is to escape taxation, the above
facta will show how disappointing the
result is likely to be.
Yours &c,
D. Robson'.
[We regret that a representative of
this paper was misinformed on the above
points by some one, whether purposely
or not we cannot say.—En.]
Spoon Competition.
The "spoon competition"  held by
the rifle association on Saturday resulted as follows:
200 600 000 T't'l
J C Chamberlain,       28 20 211 88
TJTrapp,                    25 25 .10 80
G,o Turnbull,             28 22 21 71
F Foots,                       211 21 2S Iii
Lieut Mowat               26 17 20 0:1
BFlnlnysun               2-1 2:1 U 01
W Wolfenden             25 21 15 III
Lieut Cotton                28 18 20 ■ 511
J Wilson                     25 20       ll M
S Fletcher                  20 12 13 ii
A Pittendrigh 23 Iii
C Hnmtier 111 H
J C Fraser 20 21
1st class spoon won by J. 0. Chamberlain.
2nd clasa spoon won by   B. Finlay
A Narrow Escape.
Settlers in the neighborhood of Englishman's River for sometime past
have been considerably bothered by
the depredations of a panther, which
hos carried off several of the domestic
animals. A week ago last Sunday the
family of Mr. Wm. Wraith, who live
about a miles this Bide of Englishman's
River, wero out in the yard. Their
little child was playing in tho grass n
shott distance from the bush, when
suddenly a panther appeared and made
a dash for the child. Mrs. Wraith who
was the first to observe the beast
screamed lustily for her husband, who
attacked the panthor with a club, scaring it off. The escape of the child
from horrible death, was most m'-aeu-
Ioiib aa had it not been for the presence
of Mr. and Mrs. Wraith the child would
certainly have been curried off by the
panther. There is Borne talk of organizing a hunt for the beast, as life
will not be safe while he is iu the vicinity.— Free Press,
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The Mahnp-s Trip.
The Churchman'i Gazette for June
contains a must interesting account of
Bishop Sillitoe's pastoral trip through
the upper country. The follow extracts will bo read with interest :
Friday, 10th, the bishop drove to
Schooloos, the Indian reserve near
Ooutlie's, where he met Mr. Wright
and Meahell and held a meeting of tho
Indians of the English church. These
have lately built themselves a new
church, the former one, built by
Noweesesken and opened by the bishop some years ago, having boen appropriated by the new ohief who is a
Romaniat. Frantic endeavora are being made to induce our Indians hero to
desert, oven to the extent of threatening them with tho "queen's soldiers,"
but they are standing firm and increasing rather than diminishing in numbers.
A worse trouble aaaaila them from a
hordo of ruffianly half-breed boya who,
though sprung from Indian mothers
themselves, have no respect for the
honor and virtue of an Indian girl.
There is no class in the community bo
troublesome and dangerous ob thoae
boys. A white hoodlum is bad enough
but he is a tame animal compared with
his half-breed brother. The whole
Nioola valley is suffering from a plague
of grasshoppers which threaten to destroy the whole grain crop of the
season, and on many of tho ranges are
eating off the grass too end making the
stockmen very anxioua about their
feed.	
SYRUP OF FIGS,
Produced from the laxative and nutritious juice of California figs, combined
with the medicinal virtues of plants
known to be most beneficial to the
human system, aots gently on the kidneys, liver and bowels, effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds and
headaches, and curing habitual constipation,
 .  m  •	
Mn. Wright of Toronto, who, it is
claimed, furnished mediolne to the late
Kate Dunbar to produco abortion
whioh killed her, has been remanded,
but ahe is to be released in the meantime if the coroner's jury exonerates
her, There is no truth in the report
that the authorities intend prosecuting her betrayer.
LOCAL AND JSENENAL NEWS.
(Frcm Daily Columbian, June 10.)
Another day and uo police  court.
The annual meeting of the shareholders of the New Westminster
Southern Rail wuy will be held on
Tuesday J uly 2nd.
The Dominion Illustrated for June
1st has a portrait and a lengthy sketch
of the Into Hon. Robert Duiisuiuir,
and also gives several views of British
Columbia scenery among its line landscape pictures.
A boat load of smuggled Cinnamon
was captured at Port Townsend a few
days ago. One of the Celestials when
searched had nearly two pounds of
gold nuggets, from tho size of n pin
head to a small egg, stored on his person.
Clearing and bush fires koep the
atmosphoro in n very smoky cundition.
The feativo mosquito naturally objects
to anything but pure and unadulterated breathing mattor, and shows its
resentment to tho smoke by diving
deeper inland.
Some native horses in the C. P. N.
corral this morning provided an inter-
eating Bpectaclo for a largo crowd of
onlookers The "bucking" cupacity
was unusually well developed, and
the many antics and back somersaults
they eut wero surprising to behold.
King & Cnssoy's camp at Seymour
narrows, is doing the best work that
has been done on the Pacific coast. At
the beginning of this week they had
2,000,000 feet uf lumber in the water.
This firm employs 25 men and 18
oattle. Times are rushing in the logging business.
The s. s. Idaho arrived in port at
10 u'clnck last night from Portland,
bringing 60 tons of merchandise. She
discharged her cargo and sailed at 2
a.m. for Naniiiniu. The trade by this
Hue is increasing so fust thut a second
steiiinship will be chartered and put
uu the route utmost, immediately.
Col. McGregor, secretary of the
public meeting held recently, und
which passed resolutions on the tishery
licenses question, which wore forwarded to Ottawa, received un acknowledgment to-day from the deputy
minister of marine, with tho assurance that thu miuister was giving the
matter his careful consideration.
Ureal Imlliui clitllirrlng-
Bishop Sillitoe loft fur Lytton on
the Atlantic Express this afternoon to
be present at a large meeting of Indians, at Treiituniiie, which tak<*s place
this weok. Treatamiie is about 15
miles inland frum Lytton, and is a
headquarters for Indian gatherings.
Over 2,000 Indians will assemble thero
to be instructed by the bishop; some
will be confirmed and many children
will be bnptzied. The meeting looni-
mencea to-morrow and will last till
Monday next. MrB. Sillitoe, who is
an indefatigable traveller and an
ardent worker iu the good cause, accompanies the bishop.   They will   bo
absent eight days.
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A drnssluippcr 1-ItiKiie.
Mr. Joseph Guichon, uf Nicola valley, arrived from the interior yosterday and bringa the intelligence that
the grasshopper plague is likely to
prove very disastrous this year. The
grasshoppers are appearing in millions
and though young and only commencing to fly, have done a great amount of
damage. It is thought they will eat
up overy green thing in the valloy, and
stockraisers and farmers are becuming
very anxious. If tho hay crop iB all
destroyed and the grass on the ranges
eaten up, the ranchers will either have
to import feed or tako the chance of
their cattle starving to death. One
thing is certain, however, the plague
is likely to prove ruinous to many
stuck misers. The valley suffered considerably from a visit of theso pests
last year, and thiB affliction following
bo close cannot but result disastrously.
Golden Chimes.
The marriage of Mr. H. N. Rioh to
Miss May Green, daughter of C, F.
Green, Esq., was solemnized at All
Saints churoh, Ladners, this morning,
Rev. C. Croucher officiating. Tho
church was thronged with friends of
the high contracting parties, who assembled to witness the ceremony. The
bride was attired in a handsome
travelling dresB and looked very charming indeed. After thu ceremony tho
Usual wedding breakfast followed,
whieh wob attended by many friends
and relations. The happy couple
were the rocipents of many beautiful
presents, both custly and useful. Later
in the day Mr. Rich and bride, amidst
a shower of old shoos ond rice, left for
Westminster. From this city they go
to Victoria ond otlier cities on tlieir
wedding tour. The Columbian extends heartiest congratulations  to the
happy couple.
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From Seattle.
Mr. Wm. Reidt returned from Seattle yesterday, where he was when
the terrible fire occured. He was
staying at the Occidental hotel and had
the misfortune to lose ell his baggage
and a number of valuable maps, the
whole valued at $600. Mr. Reidt
■ays the fire broko out suddenly, and
though 4 streams of water were soon
playing on the flames they proved ineffectual and the fire was soon beyond
control. The water soon gave out,
and from the start tho iorce was very
weak. Saltwater was tried but tbe
engines would not pump it. The Occidental was consumed in 10 minutes
from the time it took fire. It was
Mr. Reidt who warned the oaptain of
the s. t. Aneon that the flames were
bursting out from under the wharf
against the vessel's side, and it was
owing to this warning that the vessel
was eut loose in time to escape boing
consumed in the general conflagration.
Lacrosse Points*
After tho match on Saturday after-
noon'tho'Vancouver team was dined
by the home club at tho Oolonial, Mr.
Jas. W. Harvey, tho president, in the
chair. A splondid dinner had been
prepared by "mine hosf'-Pithera, and
which wus done amplo justice to by
the company. Many toasts wore drunk
and speeches made, and a most enjoyable evoning wns spent. The Van-
couvers acknowledged that, they enmo
ovor expecting an easy victory, but
found the Westminster men of much
superior mettle to what, thoy expected.
Regarding the play of tho visitors,
of which no mention could be made in
Saturday's issue much can be said. As
a toam they played well, and brilliant
individual plays were frequent. Quigley and Suckling carried off the palm,
but all played well.
For Westminster, J. 0. Whyte carried off tho honors. His goal keeping
wus superb, nud the many hot attacks
ho withstood earned him frequent
rounds of deserved applause. When
Whyte went for the ball he got it,
despito the fact that the Vancouvors
home was as strong as could be put cm
the field. Thompson played a splendid game, worked like a horo and
proved himself a thorough good mun
and equal to any of his opponents.
Corbett, N. A. White, and Carrie
played a strong game, and did not
spare themselves in the least. On the
whole, Westminster's defence wob
good. Gow in centre field astonished
tho visitors as well as the spectators.
His brilliant running, catching
and dodging showed he was no
amateur in the science uf lacrosse.
Polley was tho most conspicuous fiuure
among the home players, and he worked nobly, but unfortunately, not heing
strongly supported, his efforts did uot
count for much except to ease the
strain on the defence, whicli was very
acceptable to the latter. Among tho
new players Turner showed the best
form, though Lewis, Dockrill, MoMur-
tin. Lister nnd Rischenbach all did
gund work and played pluckily through
out.
Westminster seemed to overlook
the importnnee of covering their men
closely, uud it was no unusual thing to
see four or fivo Vaiicuuvers uncovered
at Ihe same time, which gave them repeated oppurtunii ies of attacking the
flags. Theso chances wore never lust.
Team play was not observable on tlie
part of Westminstor, which was
very regrettable as many of the wild
throws resulted in tho rubber dropping
into ono of the visitor's sticka. Careful attontion to theso points will prove
advantageous in future matches.
On the whole tho Westminsters did
credit to themselves, and proved that
thoy are made of the right sort of
metal. The return match will bo
played at Vancouver on tho 22nd inst.
THE CHURCHES.
Summaries or City  Sermons Spoken
Yesterday.
ST. MARY'S, SAPl'EllTON.
At St. Marys' church, Sapperton,
yestorday morning, His Lordship,
Bishop Sillitoe, preached an interesting and instructive sermon on the subject of the Holy Ghost, taking for Iub
text, Acts 19 chap. 2nd verso : He said
unto them, have ye receivod tho Holy
Ghost since ye believed! And they
said unto him, wo have not bo muoh aa
heard whether there be any Holy
Ghost. "The church, dear frieuds,
teaches us tu regard the Holy Ghost as
a fact, and the Creed Bays: 'I bolieve
in tbo Holy Ghost.' To say anything
clear on the power of tho Holy Ghoat
is impossible, but I linpe many of yuu
know and have felt its power within.
Wo havo only hints fruni time to time
in the scriptures, but no more, and I
suppose God does this intentionally.
The great difficulty in regard to the
Holy Ghost, as well ns other articles of
the church, is that tho world will not
receive them, becauso the world has
not the faith to beliove. Believo in
God, Jesus Christ and the Huly Ghost;
that is tho whole soheme of huly religion as propounded lo us iu the book
of common prayer. Jesus said, 'If I
do not go away tho Comforter will not
come to you.' But how many will not
believe in this Comforter. Man says,
'no, how can 1 believe some other being is within me.' Thank God, many
of us con and do believo. The action
of the Holy Spirit is like tho dew
which imperceptibly falloth from
heaven. The coming of the Holy
Spirit is ulso imperceptible, and 'according to yuur faith shall it be unto
you.' That is, yuu shall receivo the
Holy Ghost. Jesus Ohristafter finishing his earthly duties ascended to
heaven, but he would nut leave human
nature nlono. No, He sends another
Cumforterto be with His people and
Uis church to the end of time. Wo
have to believe in the indwelling of
the Holy Spirit to guard us from sins
coming from the heart as well sb thoso
coming from without, Being lead by
the Spirit means the surrender of ourselves to its inclinations. We can, we
may and we muat so yeild to the guidance of the Holy Spirit—and then
there will be no condemnation. There
ia no Bubject bo negleoted as that of the
Holy Spirit ln the ohurch of Ohrist and
that is why I took this text to-day.
Wholo churches eliminate the Holy
Ghost from their teachings and services, but this is not in accordance
with what is right, and we are taught
by tho scriptures to follow in our worship of God. Take the offices of the
church and read thom through and
you will find muoh to instruct you un
the aubject of whioh I havo  spoken."
METHODIST OHURCH.
At the Methodist ohurch last even,
ing the Rev. J. H. White preached
from Genesis 3rd ohap. part of 8th
verse, "And they heard the voice of
the Lord God, walking in the garden
in the cool of the day," and spoke substantially as follows: These are very
ancient records, but it is an error to
<
suppose tbat this book of Genesis was
written by Muses; he was the compiler
of these accounts given  in  Genesis,
they having  been   handed  down  by
those who were upon tho scene prior to
the momorable rescue of Moses from
the ark of bulrushes; but while he was '
not the author of this book of Genesis,
but the compiler, the other records are
of his am horship.    Thero is une reason
why I believe if   Muses   had   written '
GoneBis he would have described God
in a different way, such as "God Almighty," the "Everlusting God;" these
accounts here seem tu be juBt like the
writing ot children, bu simple in thoir
language, and they speak of God, and
He is doncribed, juat ob if Uo wero one
of the Guds  of  the  heathen.     Thia
book might bo  reconstructed   in   tho
higher language such as used by Muses, '
but people wuuld object and Bay it was
not tho simple record uf tho people uf
the early   days.     "They  heard   tho
voice of tho Lord God walking in tho
garden in the cool of tho day," ureven-l''
ing.   Have you over thought uf tho
moral value of night, or the cool hush
of eventide ?   A great many would go
mad if it were not for night, tho toil
und anxieties of their business would
break them down; they would  never '!
stop until their whole framo wos exhausted, body and mind, were it not
fur ihe quiet cool hush of evening, and
the biill darkness of midnight, to Blum-'
ber and refresh the framo for tho next
day's struggle.     Just  think,   at  they'I
coming of   eventide,   how guild   and-
pleasant it is fur it man to lay aside his
wurk and joiu his family, making tho
circle mure complete, and the tendency,
thus united, to have  thoughts  about
God and meditation of Hia providence,
and the possible influences upon your
children from conversing of the goodness of the Almighty.  Then just think
what the coming of ovening means to
tho sick, the invalids, who have all the
day been unable to find a cool placo to
rest, but when night comes,   und   its
cool broezes fan the brow of tho fevered ono, bringing repose and forgetful-
ness of pain, theso afflicted ones will
rejoice and count it a blessed thing that
God bus sent us the eventide.   Then it
is a blessod time for the sinner, a lime
for thought of things forgotten in the
bustle and heat of the day; for many
that have fallen, to think of God, and
there comes up beforo  them  in   tho '
hush uf eventide thoughts uf tbo prayers learnt in their youth, taught them ',
by those now passed away, and terror 5
noizcs them that they have  forgntien j'
theae in their madness of sin, anil tbey
instinctively seek to hide   themselves '?
from God's accusing voice,  and  per- -j
chance just then, conscience stricken, L
they review the past, and in penitence Jt
ask fur pardon, and launch out into a L
new life, better for the meditation at*
eventide.   And this eventide  is  not
only a blessing to tho sinner,   but  to -j
the Christian; the thoughts are not al- »
ways under control,  and during  the'
heat and turmoil of the day they may ■
hare wandered iu thought and action, }
and now when eventide comes they toot"|
meditate on the wonderful providence I,
and goodness of an ever watchful God.
And will not you, who have wandered -
far from Gud, hear just for  a  little
whilo His voice to-night;  God   takes
occasion as a wise teacher to attract attention by lowering His voice, low and
sweet, and speaks in soft whispeis in
tho quiet hush of the evening, just as
he  did   to   Elijah.   God   sometimes
separates  us   frum  the bustle  and?;
activity of life, and then speaks to os.
The periodical depression in business,
I believe God sends, so that, we may be
afforded time to think of Him, and it
is a blessed thing that at night we have-
to lay aside business; some would not, .
■miy that they must sleep or die. Some J;
say it is impossible for them to think '
uf God, they havn't time; but if their
wife or child were to dio   they   could
shut the store, crape would  be  upon
the handle, and, although  they  may 1
fret and fume, they close up, if for no,'
other reason than lhat  peoplo   would I
marvel if they did otherwise.   Then,;!
in sickness and   bodily   infirmity   we«
havo to find lime to put aside  busi-|
ness, and the town goes un just ob well'
as if we were at our accustomed   pusto
Jesus led the blind man out of  lownn j
to speak to him, and it  would   bo  a ,1
grand thing if we were led out of townll
into tho quiet country district, or away
down to one of the islands in the gulf,«
so that in the  quietude   God,   when.!
speaking, might be sure of a   hearing.
Then, old age, the eventide of life, 111
sure to come; it is a  sod  thing,   audi
goes to the heart, the first time a muni
is spoken of as "the old  man:"   there
is a strange feeling,   and   there  uro
many horo who, if you  have  not   ex-|'
perienced it, you very soun will;  yoai
will be spoken uf by your relations   imj'
tho old man, and you  will   begin   nt
feel old; your vigour, strength,   sight,
power will foil, it has  got   to   come:,
then your mind will seem to  fail, and.
you will at last become old   faahiuiioi"
in your notiona, and you will begin   to<
feel you are going down the hill of life;
and blessed is the  man that can  or,
down cheerfully, just as a tired  work-'
man at the close of the heat of the day!
and 1 think thotin old age God speaks
as he does not at any other time of lifo
when the duties and cares have coaBoo>
and the nature becomes mellow,  soft-
ened and ripened.   And now,   as  in
the garden, how many are  hiding  ir
God's gifts from God,  having  overy-i
thing so smooth and comfortable  thai
they forget Him who has provided!   X
beg of you to hear His voice, and although you may not return to the para
dise of Eden, you may enter the  bel •
ter paradise, of whioh  Ohrist is  th,
door, and In tho quiet stillness of thi I
summer Sabbath oyening contemplat I
a little of the heaven and rest pn
pared through Him, and let your heai
go out to Him, in adoration and than!
fulness, this summer evoning.   Gc
bless every member of this congregi
tlon thia summer Sabbath  evoning.
The American Bteamer Calumet h
been fined §400 by the minister
oustoms at Port Arthur for an allcg
infringement of the wreoking laws
assisting an American schooner off t
bar Friday. > Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning. June W, 1880.
) LOCAL AND KNERAL NEWS.
!•',    {From Daily Columbian, June 11.)
i    The water in   the  river  is  falling
f Blowly.
J    A nice  shower of  rain would  be
:  greatly appreciated.
I     The salmon  run  last  night was  a
IN littlo more satisfactory,
iii    Haying  has  commenced   on Lulu
fe Island, but only on n small scale.
[i     Mr. L. Thornbor is advertising a lot
Ij of farm implements for Bale cheap.
'!    The demand fur agricultural imple-
K munis is far greater this yoar than
t> over before.
■„ President Van Home and party left
!'-, Winnipeg for the west by the regular
1' train on Suuday.
I' All the roods leading to the city are
D in a very dusty condition, particularly
, in the vicinity of SappBrton.
j', Real estate is more buoyant and a
!.'number of large transfers have been
} recorded within tho last few days,
ft The loading of the ship Macduff is
I proceeding briskly and it will bo
\>, ready for sea within tho time specified.
1 The boat club meeting has beon
!■'postponed till Friday night, when it is
!, hoped a large and enthusiastic meeting
jl  will be held.
;-..' The Royal City Planing Mill Co. is
'.',)kopt busy running night and day to
J,- keep up with the largo number of or-
ft dors which aro continually coming in.
Tho subscription committee forthe
I Vancuuver Dominion Day celebration
fi iB experiencing some difficulty in raia
' ing tho amount ot funds required ti
'  meet tho expenses of the occasion.
The govornment salo of 1120 acres
ft of farming land on Lulu Island, by J.
, P. D.ivies & Co., auctioneers of Vic-
f, toria, will be held in this oity to-mor-
I' row, beginning at 12 o'clock noon. A
jj good chance for investing.
f,     Tho sisters of St. Ann's Convent will
!' hold their bazaar in this city at the
drill shod, on tho 25th, 26th and 27*
■ inst. Soveral ladies who have inspect-
.' ed tho goods intended for sale say
I "they are charming"—"superb"—
■"' "delicious." As usual, the collection
I will bs a grand attraction to all our
;   citizens,
' We ore indebted to Rev. E. Robson,
; Vancouver, fur the following item :
! Rev. W. D. Misener, appointed by
l' the Methodist conference to the
I Langley mission, will arrive in about
I throe weeks and enter upon his work.
' Mr. Misener comes from St. Catherines,
!, Ont. His futuro field will extend
| from Upper Sumas to Kensington
I Prairio, including Laugley, Olover
' Valley, Aldor Grovo, and Mount
S   Lehman.	
'*,*
Our Member.
Every day the cheering news arrives
that our respected member, Mr. D.
Chisholm, is rapidly regaining his
henlth and strength. It is now announced that ho will leave for Banff
in a few days, at whioh place he will
probably spend a couplo ot months bofore ooming homo. Mr. Van Home
has, with great oourtesy, placed a private ear at Mr. Chisholm's disposal,
whicli will do away, to a great extent,
with the fatigue of the journey.
Summoned In Haste.
Mr. P. MoTieriian.Indian agent, received a telegram from Chilliwack this
morning, iiBkiug him to go up there
without a moments delay. As the
message was received too late for today's boot, he will go up to-morrow.
Mr. McTieman is frequently summoned in hot hnateto various parts of
the country by the Indians, to settle
trivial matters which might easily
await a more convenient time. The
present summons is not likely to mean
anything Borious. A dispute ovor a
spring calf, or tho allotment of a wife
to Borne Bpruco yonng Siwash, probably
requires arbitration.
A Hun llm. Storm.
All hough the weather wns calm and
boautiful at Westminstor on Sunday
and Monday, yot a hoavy galo was
raging on tho gulf on those daya. The
failure of tho Btr. Rithet to put in an
appearance yoatorday morning was a
surprise to ull, and many felt anxious
for hor safety, thinking Bho had met
with nn accident,, but not supposing
sho had been delayed by stress of
weather. It now appears that she lay
in Plumpers Pass all tho day and only
vi'iiturod uut when the wind and Bea
had moderated. The Sound Btonmers
running to Victoria woro nlso delayed
from tho same cause. The peculiarly
Sheltered position of Westminster is
such that a storm inny bo howling in
wild fury on the gulf, and yet not bo
perceptible ut thia short distance inland.     •
Annual tiiiiiiiiiiiiilcallnn.
Thu 18th annual communication of
tho must worshipful Grand Lodgo of
British Columbia, Ancient, Free and
Acoepted Masons, will be held at Victoria on Juno 22nd. This meoting
will be ono of the most important in
the history of tho ordor in thia pro-
vinoo. Tho attendance will probably
bo lnrgor than at any provious mooting. Westminster will furnish 10
delegates, Vancouver 14 and Kamloops fi. Victoria and Nnnnimo boing convenient to tho mooting, will
sond almost overy member entitled to
a voto in tho Graud Lodge. Arrangements havo boon made with tha 0, P.
N. Co., for rates at uno lirst olass faro
for tho round trip from Wostminstor
or Vancouver ior masons, their wives
and family. Tickets will bo good from
tho 21st tu the -lith inclusive.
'ANNUAL SCHOOL MEETING.
Aiiimnl Br.pnrl or lhc Trustees Hiiliinlt-
li-il—An Enthusiastic, I'alrlutlc, und
Interesting  Document BnpperloJi
School Ilimi-U Botlrc—1-roraciIlngs or
tlio .lleetlne.    	
The annual meeting of the householders nnd freeholdei'3 of this city
took place yesterday at .11 a. m., no
cording to law.
Mayor Hendry, as chairman of the
board of trustees, presided.
The minutes of tho Inst annual
meeting having been read, it was
moved by Rev. Mr. Jamieson,
seconded by Mr. E. S. Scoullar, that
such of the matter read os formod no
part of the action taken on the report
of last year, nor arose from anything
contained in that report, but was irregular in overy souse bo expunged
frum the rocord. Carried unanimously.
Tho minutes having been thus
amended, it was moved by Rev. Mr.
Jamieson, seconded by Mi'. M. Sinclair, that they be adopted.
The annual report of tho boord was
thon road, as follows:
Tho trustees of tho high and publio
schools  of   Now   Westminster   City
School Distriot, in introducing the annual report required by law, desire to
note tho great  material  progress  observable within the city limits.   Our
citizons appear to  roalize more  and
more the very favorable  situation  of
the place; they aro proud of the  historical namo given it, and they carry
with them grateful rooolloctions of the
departed Major-Goneral Richard Clement Moody, R. E., of most  honorable career, whose brief memoir, found
ou page 453, volume xc, of the "Minutes of Proceedings of tho Institution
of Civil Engineers" should be carefully
studied by our yuung men.   Whilo it
may be difficult to be carried bock 30
years, and imagine the enthusinBm of
the man ns he planned tho  city  and
laid out its streets and squares for future generations, it is now comparatively easy to ascend our gentle slopes and
traverse our expansive table land, to
"drink deep" of our enchanting views
in all directions.   On the north looms
up a  serrated range of  snow-capped
mountains intersected at short intervals by narrow gort-es leading back to
crystal lakes from  which flow  large
streams pure and perennial, the nearest and best  of  which, through  the
energy  and   enterprise  of our  city
council and citizens ia destined to flow
through  our  streets.    On the  east
stands Mount Baker,  far renowned,
clad with a mantle of colestial purity,
ready to receive the sun's early rays to
he agoin reflected  over the  adjacent
plains.   At our feet flows the majestic
Fraser, dividing itself and encircling
islands ot marvellous fertility  before
discharging into the neighboring sea;
and when the  mind  has been  thus
satisfied it is no less pleasing'to behold
our many rising cottages, villas, houses
of worship, halls of benevolent societies, business houses and manufacturing establishments, whero o few years
ago the primeval forest stood in stillness.    Nor ia it a matter of little importance to bear in mind that learning
and oulture with all their copcomitan
gifts usually  flourish amid  scenes of
physical variety.   This is apparent as
we   study   the  history   of   Greece,
Switzerland,  Eastern   Germany and
the British Isles.   Scholars and poets
will Hud here a congenial home,  but
would pine and die on the great plains.
Who could deny that wc have here n
olow to the unvarying success of the
royal city student.   A few  days  ago
the wires conveyed tho pleasing news
to tho conferring of baccalaureate de-
greos by a must searching  university
upon two of our boys,  of  whom  we
have many in the embryonic state developing, with astonishing   rapidity,
The city iB extending itself,  ond  the
aphero of the board is  enlarging  accordingly.   During the past month the
school and school property at Sapper-
tun wero transferred to  this  board.
The government has also  made  provision for tho establishment and maintenance of a Bchool at tho West  aide.
The construction of an addition to the
Central  school,  referred to  in  last
year's report, haa been  duly  carried
out at a ooBt of ovor §2,400, and two
of the rooms havo boon supplied with
seats and desks of the most approved
make at a coat of about S300, whilo tbo
halls and rooms in tho older portion of
the building have been knlsomined at
a cost of §35.
Tho High school has been removed
to tho central building where it continues to perforin its functions. It is
n matter of regret that the application
for an assistant so urgently prcissod
upon the attention of tho government
during tho past threii years has not yet
been granted. Now that the oity pays
for ono-third uf tho touchers' salaries,
ostensibly to meet the expenditure
upon the High Bohool, it is but reasonable to have tho benelit of this payment.
Tho High Bchciul here is invariably
examined in all tliu subjects taught by
two teachers in Victoria—32 branches
in n curriculum covering tho various
classes of a three years' course, notwithstanding which the schoul bas
boon and is u credit ti) the city.
A beginning should be mndo at uu
early day in providing facilities for
scienco lossons. With this object in
view application was made in Mnrch
lust to the Geological director, Ottawa,
through our representative, for a cabi-
not of mineral specimens nnd it was
gratifying to receive n reply stating
that tho application wub granted and
furthor that 112 such specimens wero
being labelled to be forwarded in duo
course. Tho thanks of the buard are
duo to Mr. Chisholm for his kind assistance in this matter,
Tho Central schoul grounds of six
acres, than which thoro is not a bettor
located bloek in tbo oity—41'e in fair
order; but the shade truc'B set out
thurouii need much attention thnt their
growth mny be syininotricnl nnd healthful. A spucti in front of tho school
hns been slanted for the comfort and
eonvonionco of tho pupils and teachers.
'Ihe -ameny conditions uf the establishment huvu been much improved;
but in the absence of a plentiful supply
of potable water us woll as for tiro protection purpos"S, matten will be' unsatisfactory. From u communication
of inquiry recoived from the health
officer in Outuber lust, suspicions were
not wanting as to the character of the
water Bupply.
The teachers now employed aro:
H. M. Stramberg, B. A., principal
High school; Miss E. Rogers, principal girls' schoul; W. C. Coatham, principal boys' school; Miss
E. A. Davidson, 1st assistant girls;
G. M. Dockoril, 1st asaistant boys;
Miss M. S. Homer, 2nd assistant girls,
Miss Nellie Dockerill, 2nd do. boys;
Miss Emclcne Bell, Sapperton; and it
is proper to endorse the following extract from tho superintendent of education's roport of his inspection and
examination in Dccomber last. "Permit mo to say that the general innnage-
ment nnd work uf the schools are ou
thei whole very satisfactory. I must
add that tho teachers nro faithful and
energetic in the discharge of thoir
duties."
The rooms of the 1st assistants in
both departments are overcrowded,
and those of tho 2nd assistants are well
filled. The board adopted the suggestion of the superintendent of education of tho re-organization of all these
classes, so that the pupils of the 1st
and 2nd assistants, under the principal of the girl's department, shall consist entirely of girls, and in like manner as to the boys, under the principal
of tho boys' department. This arrangement will necessitate a greater
number of classes under theae teachers,
and it has beon proposed to equolize
the work by securing a 3rd assistant,
conimou to both departments, for the
younger children, whoso numbers are
largely increasing. Tho money has
been voted for this assistant, but the
appointment of teacher will be deferred until the ro-opening of the schools.
It is, therefore, earnestly desired that
the school children should appear
punctually in August next, that the
arrangement may be carried out.
The trustees would again proas upon
the attention of the parents and guardians the duty as well as the privilege
of visiting the sohools as frequently as
possible, and particularly so on the
occasions of the closing examinations.
The children are thus incited to' do
well, and the teachers are encouraged.
The duties of teachers are very exhaustive of nervous energy and general
bodily strength; trifling misunderstandings creep up unawares between
teachers and pupils—all of which are
dispelled as morning clouds through
mutunlcordialrelatioua between teacher
and parents. Happily during the past
year there was scarcely a complaint.
With the permission of the government the old school building has been
rented for one yoar, to 1st January,
1890, to Miss Lewis, a talented youug
artist, who haa opened a studio and
music room.
On account of the expense incurred
by Miss Lewis in fitting the place, the
rent was fixed at the nominal figure of
§30 for the year.
In conclusion the trustees desire to
Mate that their proceedings during the
year have been harmonious and pleas
ant, and further that they have been
highly pleased with the prompt replies
and general courtesy and consideration received from the educational department during the year, in respoct
of their many requests and repeated
demands.
While no promiso has been given as
yet, the trustees entertain the hope of
securing an appropriation for an assistant iu our High school, at tho next
meeting of thu houso of assembly.
Hereto are appended statement of
the usual expenditure on incidental
account and abstract of pupils' attendance, with comments.
All of which is respectfully submitted. John McKenzie,
Secretsry.
On motion of Rev. Mr. Jamieson,
seconded by Dr. Brown, it wos received and adopted, and a vote of
thanks to tho trustees and secretary
was passed for tho very creditable roport submitted.
Rev. Mr. Jamieson having referred
to tho clause of tho report reud touching nn assistant for tho high school,
and having opened tho caso in a very
warm manner, moved thnt the meeting
strongly urge upon tho board to pr
tho application to the government for
an assistant, in view uf the fact that
the city pays one-third of the salaries
of tho teachers. Sccondod by Dr.
Brown, who pointed out that it was
impossible fur une master to uvortako
all tho branches of tho curriculum in
all tho classes.   Carried.
Mr. J. B. Kennedy, secretary of
tho Sapperton board of trustees, submitted to the meoting n report of their
school, ns their board hnd retired.
Tho roport having boen rond, it wns
moved by Mr. Calbick, seconded by
Mr. Scoullar, that tho report bo
adopted as a supplementary report,
Mr. Scoullar movod,   seconded  by
Mr. Sinclair, that a vote of ihiuiks bo
passed to the retiring buard   of   trustees, Sapperton,   Carried.
The mooting then adjourned.
Ciiy oouncil.
The council mot lust night at 8
o'clock for the transaction of business.
Present-Aldermen Curtis, Scoullar,
Calbick, deques, Md'hudou, Ewen,
Roid and Cunningham.
Hia worship Mayor Hendry in the
chair.
COMMUNICATIONS
From Wm. Kent asking for tho
grade of sidewalk opposito his house.
Referred to tho board of works with
powor to act.
From E Burns asking permission to
lay building material on Front streot.
Granted under the  usual conditions,
Frum 11. W. MticKintush, Secrotary,
of liaensed victuallers asuooiutioii, enclosing n resolution protesting ngninst
tho inoreuHe in the license' foe on such
short |10tiue ami asking for more time;
also sirungly objecting   to the  by-law
as it stands.
Aid. Jaques said it was a hardship
on the saloon keeper to raise the license fee on such short notice. He
thought if the six months asked for
was granted, the saloon keepers would
fix up their places bu that they might
take advantage uf the hotel license.
He introduced a resolution to this
effect, which was seconded by Aid.
McPhaden who supported the views
held by Mr. Jaques.
Aid. Curtis said the resolution was
completely out of order, ond nothing
could be dune in the matter except by
amendment.
Aid. Scoullar and Aid. Ewen favored
moderation, and a remittance of a
portion of the license if it would be
legal to do so.
Aid. Calbick and Aid. Cunningham
thought it would be in order to remit
the amount.
Aid. Curtis Baid it was simply nonsense to waste time on Aid. Jaques resolution, it was out of order. He
aBkod tho board to ahow a little backbone and not act like children. The
idea of passing a by-law and then trying to slide out of it, was too ridiculous
and childish.
Aid. Reid thought that no hardship
should be inflicted, but by-laws should
not be trifled with—it wos a bad precedent.
Aid. Curtis said it was a strange
thing that when a matter affecting the
saloon keepers came up they btought
in a petition and carried it. If this
thing was to go on it would be better
fur the board to resign and let the
saloon keepers run the business. The
by-law was passed; it was in the interests of the city and morality and he
would stick by it so long as there was
a hair on his head.
Aid. Ewen thought Aid. Curtis was
uncharitable, and that the rebate ou
the license would not affeot tho by-law.
Aid. Reid Baid there was only one
way to change the fee, and that was to
give notice of motion of amendment to
the by-law.
Aid. Jaquea said his resolution was
in order, and he had no intention
whatever of trying to amend tho bylaw. He would let it stand as passed.
His worship said he was in favor of
high license and the present by-law,
but the counoil was not going to impose a hardship if suoh this would be.
Aid. Curtis proposed that those
saloon keepers who intend converting
their places into hotels should have a
rebate when they had oomplied with
the hotel license law.
Aid. Jaques withdrew his first resolution and introduced the following:
That the clerk be instructed to remit
§100 off saloon licenses for the next
six months; and that the saloon and
hotel keepers be allowed six months
to put their places in necesaary repair to comply with the by-law reoently passed.
His wonhip said he did net know
whether the resolution was in order or
not, and asked for a show of hands on
the question for an opinion. The
show of hands was equal and it was
left fur his worship to decide. After
careful consideration his wonhip decided the resolution was out of order.
This closed the discussion.
From Dr. De Wolf Smith, oalling
attention to a serious nuisance' on
Agnes street. Referred to tha health
committee with power to act.
From D. Whiteside asking §50 for
care of police court room. Referred
to the police committee to report on
at next meeting.
From Hanson Bros., Montreal, asking when the debentures would be
sold. The clerk was instructed to reply-
REPORTS.
The finance committee reported
having appointed Mr. Whyman caretaker of the city hall, at a salary of
§15 monthly.
The committeo appointed to look
into the fisheries matter was granted
further time to report.
The following accounts were ordered
paid: Gaa Co. §209.05; D. McGregor
§3; H. Peele §3; Jas. M. Annan §4.50;
D. A. MacDonald §1.75.
The streets and sidewalks by-law
and streets naming and numboring
by-law were laid over.
The real estato tax amendment bylaw was read a tirst and second time
and afterwards discussed clauso by
clause. It was then read a third time
and finally passed.
Aid. Curtis asked what had been
done about collecting the road tax.
The clerk replied that nothing hod
been done to collect it.
On motion tho board of works was
empowered to purchnso self adjusting
gates for the city hall grounds.
It was decided to hold n special
meeting ou Friday night to discuss the
streets mid sidewalks by-law.
Aid, Jnquosgaxo notice of motion
that ho would bring in a by-law to
nmond the liquor license by-law.
The council then adjourned.
D. S. CURTIS & CO.
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"tfleteurologlcnl Ucport fur Week Emlliii;
June sth, lssn,
MAX.   MIN.   1IA1N.
Sunday 81.0     BI.0
Munduv 75.0     55.0
Tliusiliiy 00.0     61.(1
Wi'illli'sduv 08.0     48.0
Thursday 700     40.0
Friduy 77.0     40.0
Saturday 83.0     53.
Cluudless skies with rcfrofihlnjt breezes.
A. I'EEi.E.Cnpt'n,
MAlllllBU
HICII-GREKN.-On tho 10th tnat., at All
Saints Church, Trenant, hy the ltov.C.
Croucher, H. N. Rich, ol Lndnors' Landing, toLyilln Mary (May), third daughter ot Cbns. F. Green, Esq., ol Gi'cen-
crott, H. 0.    	
ToTJilWDiTORSr
In the Estato of Lorrus 11. McInnes,
■   Deceased.
ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
against Ihu estato ol tho Into Loftus
It. Mclnnos lire hereby liotillod Hint unless tliolr claims uro furnished lo the
Executor, .lames A: ltoblnsun, boloro tho
expiration ur throe mouths from this
dute. the Executor will not bo responsible
fnr tholr payment.
Haled this sth dny of Juno, 1880.
.IAMBS A. ItOBINKON,
jm-ilwl-wnis Now Westminster.
BON MAROHE.
SPRING AND SUMMER
Dress and Fancy Goods!
II
WALKER & SHADWELL.
T.J.TRAPP&CO.
GENERAL & SHELF HARDWARE,
Including Tools of oil kinds of tho best makes; CrOSS-CUt & IliUld-SilWS,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary lU'Ilsils for Farming;
Pulley Blocks, Snatch Blocks. Rope & Chain in all sizes; Pitch.
Tar & Oakum; Tarred and Plain Paper for Building; Paints & Oils
inall colors; Liquid PllintS in all shades; Floor Paints ready touse; Grind
Stones; Wall Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
Lubricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural Implements,
tr Special attention given to orden by mail.
dwjly3to
T. J. TaS-AJE- c3C CO.,
Columbia Street, New Westminster.
JUST   RECEIVED,
Direct from Germany, by Express,
The Latest Novelties in
LADIES' JERSEYS
In New Shades and Combinations.
Nothing Like Them Ever Shown in the City
before.  Call and See them.
mpbell & Freeman
dwtc
ROYAL CITY
Planing lil Company, Ld.
RICHARD STREET, NEW WESTMINSTER.
MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IX
All Kinds of Rou£li and Dressed Lumber
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
SALMON BOIES, 1ET FLOUTS, TJBTS.
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors.   Frames*   Windows,
Moulding*-', Balusters,
Blinds. Brackets,
Railings, Newels,
PLAIN AND FANCY AND ALL KINDS OF TURNED WORK.
nolAdwly
COMMERCIAL PRINTING
The Columbiax Printing Establishment has first-class faculties for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of overy description, Posters, Dodgers,
Price Lists, &c.   Prices will bo found as low as at nny other oflic« where
first-class work ia done. Weekly British Columbian
-ITeilncsilny naming, Jane 19, 1880.
Late Despatclics.
IMPRISONED IN A MINE.
Grass Valley, Cal, June 4.— Efforts nro being made this morning to
Bmother tbe tiro in the Idaho mine.
Thus. Duustun und Snmuul Ralph are
still imprisoned. Thoro is no wuy to
get to them and all hope of Uncling
them alive is abannoned.
SUOT HIS BROTHER FOR A HEAR.
San Luis Omsro, Oal., June 4-—
Julio De La Cuosta and D. De La
Cuesta, brothers, woro hunting a day
or two a|m in tho mountains near here.
Julio beonino separated and in the
brush was mistaken for « bear by his
brother and shut nnd killed. The
lattor is nliiinst frantic over lho all'nir
and is being guarded lest he enda hia
own life.
.sLuoiieit Carroll's challenge.
San Francisco, June 4. — Jimmy
Carroll, the well-known light weight,
who recently defeated Sum Blaekloek,
the Englishman, sent the following
despatch to Jimmy Carney, the English
light weight champion, this morning:
"I hereby challenge you to 6ght me for-
a; purse of $3,000' $2,600 to the
winner und $500 to the loaer, at the
California Athletic Club, Sun Francisco,
your expenses paid both ways."
GRAIN SURPLUS.
San Francisco, June 4.—Grain
shippers are experiencing considerable
difficulty in securing veasols for the
transportation of grain to foreign porta.
The shortages in foreign wheat crops
and the great demands on California's
large surplus of that product this year
has caused wheat charters to advance.
California's surplus for exportation is
estimated ut from 1,200,000 to 1,400,-
000 tons. The number of vessels
necessary to handle the amount in
order to promptly meet the demands
is eet at 480. At present there are
but 10 deep water vessels in port  dis-
STARTLING EVIDENCE.
Chicago, Juno 4.—Startling evidence was given today before the
coroner's jury in the Cronin caae by
Captain Schaack. He testified that
Woodruff had confessed that ho drove
tho wagon with the trunk that contained Cronin's body from the soene
of the murder to the catch basin; that
he (Woodruff) paid Alexnnder Sullivan
to enter tbo aiiloun and give money to
one of tho party, who had been engaged by him to transfer the trunk and
that Detective Coughlin had paid him
$25 for removing the trunk. Tho
testimony created tremendous sensation. Capt. Schaack has been suspended from the police force for attempting to shield Coughlin. It is
charged that he bungled the case from
the start He admitted to the jury
that he tried tu shield Coughlin.
Major Simpson, well known in the
police courts, testified that Deteotive
Coughlin tried to hire him some time
ago to shoot and slug Cronin, and promised to pay liberally for the job.
LONDON NOTES.
London, June 4.— Sir Charles Tupper waa presented at the leveo to-day
to the Prince of Wales by the Marquis
of Salisbury on his creation as a baronet. He also met at the levee Mr.
Lincoln, the new United States minister. Sir Joseph Trutch was presented
by the colonial secretary on his creation as a K. C. M. G.
Tho news reached London to-day
that the mail contract between San
Francisco and Australia had been renewed for ono year from October next
with tho Oceanic Steomship Company.
You will understand that this (like the
present Atlantic contract with tho
Allans) is merely a temporary contract
to enable a final agreement to be made
for a service from Vancouver.
The Mnyor of Toronto and Treasurer Cody reached Loudon to-night.
They spent Saturday aud Monday in
examining tho methods of construction of municipal works for the service
of Liverpool.
Premier Greenway writes a long letter to the Financial News asserting
that Manitoba never placed a guarantee on the bonds of the Hudson's'Bay
Bailway. The News, however, repeats the charge of repudiation and
says that Mr. Greenway's idea evidently is that good faith requires the province to keep only such engagements
as would he convenient to it.
OTTAWA NOTES.
Ottawa, June 4.—The government
has had to Bet its foot down againat
granting the tremendous powers aaked
for by certain companies, chartered
only under the gonorai act by the issue
of letters patent. Recently a British
Columbia lumber company asked, in
addition to ordinary powers, liberty to
operate steamship and railway lines,
and also to carry on a general merchandise business. The government only
granted the powers necessary to carry
on the lumber businesa.
Van Horne and party are en route
to British Columbia.
Bev. Mr. Douglasa, of London, ii
here, heading for British Columbia.
He ia inquiring into the resources of
the country for immigration purposes.
ALL RECORDS HEATHN.
New York, June 5.—The direct
U. S. Cable Co., made a new record in
the time occupied in sending messages
betwoen England and New York in
conveying the result of the race for the
Derby stakes to the United Press and
in the unprecedented time of two seconds. Transmission of the news between Epsom Downs and the United
Press office was continuous, that Ib to
say the last letters of the name of the
winner had not been sent by the operator at Epsom Downs before the first
letters of tho name wero hoard in the
office of the United Press in New York.
In reality the time occupied in transmission may bo said without exaggeration to be incomputable. The same continuous transmission has been observed
over varioui circuits radiating from
the New York offices of Ihe  Untted
Press, whose olienta throughout the
country eaat, and south wost, were
thuB put in instantaneous communication with the famous raco course at
Epscm.
THE CRONIN MUItDBK.
Chicago, June 5.—The police claim
to have un important clue lo tho murderer of Dr. Cronin. They have foui.d
the express man wlm hauled the mur
derer's goods from the building nt 117
Chirk street to the Carlson cottage.
According to iho expressman's statement, both fellows belong in Chicago,
and he has soen both uf tlieiu frequently sinco bo hauled thoir guoda. The
last time he saw thom was last Saturday. Tho expressman's description
tallies closely with that of Lilnn's, who
brought tho furniture from Reviland
& Oo., and of Williams, who rented
thu cottage from Carlsons. Tho police
holiovo tho two men are still in town
nnd they nre relying on tho express
man to lind them.
THE CRONIN INQUEST,
Chicago, June 5,—The coroner's
inquiry into the Oronin murder was
resumed this morning, with u big
crowd in attendance. Morelnnd, Milan's hostler, tostilied regarding Capt.
Schaack taking a horae out to bu identified; and officer Kelly and Hall testified aa to tho arrest of Woodruff.
Nothing new or important wns developed. Patrick McGarry stated that
in September'88 Cronin told him after
the trial in Buffalo, that hia, (Crouiu'a)
lifo was in danger, saying: "Mo, I believe that man Alexander Sullivau will
be the instigator of my death. There
are papers and affidavits in Mr. Conklin a safe relating to this business, nnd
in them Alexander Sullivan's name is
mentioned, and if anything happens
to me I wiU rely on you to give them
to the authorities."
CASTORIA
for Infants and Children.
"Oastorlaia ao well adapted tocnlldren that I Castoria cures Colic, Constipation,
Irecoimnonu It aa superior to aov prescription I Sour Stomach, Dlarrhtea, Eructation,
taowntome."     sTttaJ^T^ I ^'eST'' B'V"S      P'        "
Ul to Oxf-ord at, Brooklyn, N.Y,   | without Injurious medication.
FOR SALE.
Lot 427, in the MimiciimlUy of
Chilliwhack,
CONTAINING 168 ARES OF GOOD
clay lna-m; about 70 acres cleared and
fenced with kuocI fencing; good bearing
orchard, small frame house, large bam
and stable; good water, both well and
creek; facing on Fraser river with good
steamboat landing. Price, §-£.000, liberal
terms.        Apply to
Thk Centaur Cohpam**, 77 Murray Streot, N. T.
Many Thanks.—"My age is 58 and
for 20 yeara I have suffered from kidney
complaint, rheumatism and lame back,
and would have been a dead woman if it
had not been for Burdock Blood Bitters,
of whicli two bottles restored ine to
health, and strength." Miss Maggie
Hendsby, Half Island Cove, N. S.
The settlement of Havelock Corners,
Kings County, has been wiped out by
fire. Indications are that tho fire was
incendiary. Havelook Corners is the
centre of une uf the most fertile and
thickly settled rural settlements of
New Brunswick.
A Confectioner's Confidence.-"-"I
can plainly state that I can find nothing
better than Hagyard's Yellow Oil. I
have rheumatism occasionally, and Yellow Oil docs me great good. Yon can
use my name if you wish." Yours truly,
H, Dickinson, Confectioner, St. Thomas,
Ont.
BULL CALVES.
A FEW   OHOIOE  THOKOUUHBRED
Shorthorn anil very Hleli Grade Bull
Calves for Sale, at prices trom 835 to
J. D. PEMBERTON,
Gmmiles Stock Farm,
mhZ-wto Victoria, B. C.
URDOCK
iPILLS
* SURE CURE
FOR BILIOUSNESS, CONSTIPATION,
INDIGESTION, DIZZINESS, SICK
HEADACHE, SHO DIMMK. OF THC
STOMACH, LIVER AND BOWELS.
They unt hild.thohough «nd pkompt
IN ACTION, AND FORM A VALUABLE AID
TO Burdock Blood Bitters in the
TREATMENT AND CURE OF CHRONIC
AND OBSTINATE DISEASES.
W. BOYILL,
Real Estate Agent
AND CONVEYANCER.
no9dlWtc
E. .GREYELL,
(Jhilliwhnclt,B.O.
TO SMOKERS.
IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
CIGAR, ASK FOR THE
BRITISH LION
HENRY LEE,
oB n, MAI INLAND.
■#TThey ure not only made of tho
Choicest Tolm-CCO but they are of
Home Manufacture, and should be
patronized by all good citizens.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
UOLBROOK BUILDING,
COLUMBIA STREET,        NEW WESTMINSTER.
dwlTnoly
FABM FOR SALE.
A FINE FARM, RITTJATED AT CHIL-
liwhack, containing III ncres, 60 of
which nro In good state ol cultivation:
i acres ln orchard. Eighty tons of bay
uud grain woro grown on the 60 aores
lust senson. Comfortable house andframe
barn nml outbuildings. Fine mountain
stream runs across farm. Prioe S'l^oi).
Tills is a splendid chance. For further
particulars apply, personnlly, or by letter,
to , C. RYDER,
feb5-w-tc Chlillwhucli.
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.
Jas. Ellard I Co
NEW   WESTMINSTER, B. C.
jCaJK^JuLj
NEW \VESTMINSTKR:--Offlce, Mackenzie Street.
VANCOUVER:-Oilice, Abbott Street,
near Cordova Street.
Full Llat <>f City and Suburban Property.
Particular attention paid to Farming
Lands.
Accurate Information to correspondents, dwmyflyl
3
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
OPPOSITE THE BANK OF MONTREAL.
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, PLATED WARE, &C.
BEST QUALITY.   EASTERN PRICES.
A full line of Spectacles & Eye-Glasses in steel, rubber, silver arc acid
frames.   The finest Pebbles made, $4 per pair; all sights suited.
Special attnntion given to FINE WATCH REPAIRS. Having learnt,- tlie
business thoroughly from some of the finest Horologers in England, and since then
managed the watch-repairing departments of a few of tho best firms on the couti
nent of America, is a sufficient guarantee of good workmanship. Formerly lnann
ger for nearly 8 years of tho well-known firm of Savage k Lyman, Montreal.
Charges Moderate, „'._,,
Montr-sal, Dec, 1887.—Mr. P. Crake.—Andw, Robertson, Esq., Chairman ot
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, sayn: "I never found a Watchmaker who did so
well for me as you did when in Montreal, and I am sorry you are not hore to-day. "
dwupP'tc 	
Douglas & Deighton,
MANUFACTURERS AND IMPORTERS OF
HARNESS SADDLES and BRIDLES
"WHIPS,
SADDLEWARE, ETC.
Dominion Lands.
I*' YOU ARE PAYING POR YOUR
Pre-emption or for rent of Mining or
Grazing Lund, or buying Farm, Mining
or any land from the Dominion Government,
DO NOT PAY GASH
But pay In &SOX-S-0EX*  and save a
large discount.
Scrip can be
quantities from
AILOWAV a CHAMPION
fierlp can foo obtained ln large or small
intlf-   '
s-a-isriEHBS,
WINNIPEG,    MANITOBA,
OK FROM
TIIK BASK OV BKITISH COLUMBIA,
NEW WESTMINSTER
dwmliflto
ALBERT J. HILL & CO.
Civil Engineers, Land Sur
veyors& Draughtsmen.
REAL ESTATE,
FINANCIAL, SHIPPING & COMMISSION AGENTS
Fire. Life A Marine Int-iirnnce,
Columbia St., - Opp. Colonial Honei-
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
GIVE PERSONAL ANI) PROMPT AT-
tentlon to all professional orders and
tender tbelr services to residents and nonresidents haying City or Country Property
to dispose of or desiring profitable Investment
Our lists of eligible properties are com-
firehcnslve and constantly receiving addt-
tons,andour favorable eastern connections both ln Canada and tbe Atlantic
Btates give us unusual facilities for business.
Special attention wilt be paid to the
purchase and inspection of Lumber for
shipment to foroign ports. Tonnage chartered and general shipping business transacted, Uwf.p-.yl
Colonial Block,
Columbia Street,       New Westminster, B.C.
SEND IN YOUR ORDERS.   ALL WORK OP THE BEST MATERIAL AND
WOKKMANSHIP.   PRICES LOW.
noldwly 	
C. McDONOUGH,
(LUNDBOM'S BUILDINO, FRONT STREET)
ssaisb Off
GENERAL MERCHANDISE!
Constantly on Hand an Extensive Stook of
Dry Ooods, Groceries,  Boots A Shoes, flats A Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, Ac.
V-OH-'B    Sb    SOTS'     STTITS.
Great Variety of Household Artioles.   Also,
GRAIN, SEEDS, POTATOES, LIME and   GENERAL STORES.
H. B.-Parm Produce bought at market rates or sold on commission, iWLOrders
from the Interior promptly attended to. uw'ouw
URSERY
Frnlt Trees.
ornamental Trees,
Small Fruits,
And GARDEN STOOK on hand in great
variety.
Everything llratrclass aud furnished in
lhape.
0-page De-
good shnpe.
fto- Send 15 cts. for valuable ou-pnge Lie-
Bcrlntivo Catalogue with 6 beautiful colored plates.  Price Lists sent, free.
G. W. HENRY,
dwdeloto Port Hammond, B. C.
Plants for Sale!
Is Great Vauiety, Including,
GERANIUMS, Double and single: PC-
CHIAS, all new varieties: ROSES,
Double PETUNIAS, MOON-FLOWERS
a une collection of DAHLIAS (named
varieties). ANNUALS, 26 cts. per doz.
Mixed BEDDING PL ANTS, 81.60 per don.
I offer 10 Plants for 81, Including 1 Storm
King Kuchln. Rouquels, Wreaths and
Crosses made to order. Fruit, Vegetables
nnd Flowers ut Store, next City Hotel, Columbia St. Orders by mail promptly attended to.     IdwnpSyl]      P. LATHAM.
ILCJuit'lU-
Cor. Columbia and Church Sis.
New Westminster, Brit. Col.
Monuments, Headstones, Tablets, Etc,
In Marble or Granito of Best Quality.
CORNER     POSTS     AND    CURBING.
N. B.—Just received—the flnest assortment of scotch Granite Monument-- ever
seen n British Columbia, which will be
sold at prices putting competition out of
the question.
dwmhaiyl ALEX. HAMILTON' PROP.
Real Estate Brokers nnd
Financial Agents.
AGENTS FOR
Confederation Life Aisoclatlon of
Toronto.
Royal ami Lancashire Fire Inmrance Companies.
ots-Valuable Lob- for sale in the City
and Dlstrlot of Westminster; and choice
Lots in the City of Vancouver.
Persons wishing to buy or sell city or
rural property should communicate with
UB.
Offices: Bankof B.C. building,opposite
nostoIHee, Westminster, and Hastings St.,
Vancouver. dwaplBto
I.
iomd
330-332 CORDOVA STREET,
VANCOUVER. B.C.
Importers and Dealers ln
MACHINERY
OK AI.I, DESORIT10N9.
MARINE WORK A SPECIALTY.
dwde20to	
•THE ¥$y TQ HEALTH.-
Lot eierg, Harris
<SC co.
Real  Estate,
INSURANCE
—AND	
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Business relating to
Real Estate,
 AGENTS FOR	
London Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Fire Insurance Co. of
Hnrt ford.
london and Lancashire Life Assurance Co.
Canton Insurance Office, Ld. (Marine)
OFFICES:        "
Columbia St., New West'r
41 Government St., Victoria
*wiel<n
Unlocks nil tiic clogged avenues of UM
Sowels, Kidneys and Liver, carrying
iff gradually willioul weakening llie system,
ill the impurities and foul humors of tht
iecr.-tions j at the same time Correcting.
Jicidity of the Stomach, curing Eilf
msness, Dyspepsia, Headaches, DiZ'
siness, Heartburn, Constipation,
Dryness of the Skin, Dropsy, Dimness of Vision, Jaundice. Salt Rheum,.
Erysipelas, Scrofula. Fluttering oj
the Heart, I-Tervousnoss and General
Debility ! all thine ami many other similar Complaints vlcl'l '" lhc happy influence
nf BURDOCK Bt-OOD BWISB8.
Sample BotHm lOiBew-'MBJtei'Si,
Fot sale by nl! (lenient.
t. WHMIlS'.-i ti«'».. J-ronrlctoi's, Toronto
W.J.WALKER&CO.
BANK BUILDINGS,
Mary Street, New Westminster, B.C.
ITki.kpiione No. 65.]
14 CURE ROAD, HALIFAX, ENGLAND.
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS,.
CONVEYANCERS, REAL ESTATE AND
INSURANCE AGENTS,
STOCK AND SHARE BROKERS.
London .nd Lancashire Fire aad
British Kmplre Life Insurance
Companies.
New Weitminster Bulldine Society.
Accountant's Offlee, Diocese af N.W.
City Auditor!, 1888,18BT and 1881.
ADVISE CLIENTS IN  THE BUYING
AND SELLING OF REAL PROPERTY IN THE OITY AND DISTRIOT,
and other monetary transactions,
Have soveral sood Investments on their
books, and all new comers will do well to
oall before doing business elsewhere;
dwMely

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