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The British Columbian, Weekly Edition May 22, 1889

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Array The British Columbian.
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right, and that the authorities have
been derelict in their duty in not
insuring that it was, it ia to be
hoped that our board of trade, oivic
authorities, and the up-river municipalities—equally, if not more,
interested with this oity—will
spare no pains nor expense to
ascertain the actual effect which
the bridge, as being constructed, will
have on the navigation of the river,
and insist that the necessary modifications shall be made so that navigation may be neither stopped nor
Who do not receive llielr paper regularly,
from tho Carriers or through llie Poit
OfBce, will confer a favor by reporting the
same to the offlce of publication at once.
Weekly Britisli Golnmbian.
Wednesday Morning, May M, IBB*.
It js becoming apparent tbat
there lias been' too' much taking for
granted that all was right in conr
nection with the construction of the
Mission railway, and traffic bridge as
affecting tho future navigation of
the rivor. From the information
published recently on the subject
in this paper, which we have reason
to accept as a trustworthy statement
of the case, it will be seen that all
the precautions and protestations
thus far, by our board of trade and
others, while securing the definite
- objeet aimed at, viz., a 100, instead
of a . 60-foot draw, have, through
lack of a complete knowledge of all the
circumstances, stopped short of what
is actually demanded in the publio
interests. It can hardly be doubted, from a consideration of things as
they now appear, that, if the bridge
is constructed as designed, even
though the draw be made 100 feet,
the navigation of the Fraser River
above the Mission will be seriously
and permanently impeded. Such a
deplorable result cannot be contemplated even with equanimity, muoh
less tolerated, The interests at stake
are too momentous for any trilling
here. No serious impairment of the
safe and practicable navigation of
the river for all craft suitable to its
waters must be permitted, if the
bridge in question is never built.
But the case does not necessarily resolve itself in this
way. Under proper conditions,
the bridge oan undoubtedly be
built without serious prejudice to
the interests of navigation, and these
conditions must be enforced. It
would appear that the O.P.R. have
been specially privileged in this matter—that the navigation of the river
has been entrusted to their tender
mercies, to mar or ruin altogether,
as may be incidentally convenient
in the construction of their bridge.
It is very pertinent tb inquire if
plans, soundings, etc, have been
submitted to either the loeal or Dominion governments. If so, what
steps have been taken by the Dominion government, whose speoial
doty it is, to see that alt was right
—that navigation would not be interfered with—practically stopped—
by the proposed bridge; owing to the
manner of its construction t From
the faot that no interference was
made by the Dominion authorities
until after the protest of the Westminster board of trade, it would certainly appear that the federal government had given the 0. F. R.
carte blanche to do as they please with
"the earth beneath and the waters
under the earth," Now that it is
coming to the surface that all is not
Children Cryfor
The counoil, we think, have acted
wisely in  arranging to   have the
forthcoming vote of the ratepayers
taken concurrently (on the 13th of
June next) on the "Streets and Park
Debenture By-law" and the "Water
Works Debenture By law."   In any
event both  these schemes would
have to be kept in mind in voting
for either, and by considering both
at the same time all misunderstanding will be obviated and an opportunity given for decision and action
by the ratepayers based upon a comprehensive survey of the whole field
of  proposed  civio enterprises and
improvements  for the year.   The
aims and the more salient features
of the two by-laws, which we published for the first time yesterday,
are pretty well known to our readers already, having been discussed
and explained to a considerable extent  iri these columns beforo, and
we believe that the intelligence of.
the ratepayers loads them to regard
both with favor. -The $85,000 for
street  and  park improvements is
apportioned in the by-law in a way
that shows careful consideration on
the part of tho council for the interests 6f  tbe various sections of tho
city, and should commend itself to
the judgment and fuvor of the rate
payers,   Of  the  $15,000. for the
park, $3,000, it will be seen, is to
be refunded to the general revenue
account of the city—tha) being the
amount already spent on park work.
With the remaining $12,000 a portion of the park will be thoroughly
cleared  and fenced, laid  off into
athletic grounds, &c, and grounds
and buildings prepared for the forthcoming provincial exhibition; the
necessary amount for this purpose,
and for otherwise furthering the exhibition, will, itis anticipated.be supplemented by private subscription,
ltcan  hardly  be argued  by   one
having the best interests of the city
at heart that the $85,000 proposed
to be borrowed for street and park
improvements is not urgently needed
at this particular time nor tbat the
expenditure will not be well placed
and    amply   justified.     In    the
matter of   tbe  water works   bylaw, our   readers are aware that,
about two months since the council  concluded   very  favorable  arrangements  for  the city with the
Coquitlam Water Works Oompany,
thereby securing the sole control and
right in this splendid water supply
for the city.   The water works debenture by law to be submitted to
the ratepayers on the 13th of June,
is for  the  purpose, as set forth in
the preamble, of raising the sum of
$200,000, necessary for completing
the works  and making tho water
supply available for the city.  It has
been carefully oomputed by competent authority that the sum mentioned will complete the works, and
the rate roquired for interest and
sinking fund, five and five-eighths
mills on the dollar, will not constitute an additional tax in the ordinary sense, as the water rate will,
it    is   reasonably   expeoted,   be
sufficient   almost   from   the   first
to  meet, both  interest and sinking   fund,   and   eventually form
a   source   of    revenue    for   the
city.   It will thus be seen that the
only actual addition to the assessment of the oity by the passing of
the two by-laws will be the two and
two-fifths milli on the dollar of the
streets and park debenture by-law.
The benefits to bs received will infinitely counterbalance this trifling
increase in taxation, snd we believe
that  this is the view that will be
taken of the matter by the large
majority of the ratepayers.
Judge Loranger, of Montreal, gave
judgment in the motion of the attorney for the Jesuits, striking out certain
portions of the Mail's plea. He ordered that all pleas be atruok out except that relating to the constitutionality of the aot, which should be allowed to go ahead. This is quite a
viotory for the Mail, as tlieir principal
object was to secure the right to fight
the constiutionality of the aot, and
this thoy gained.
Press Despatches.
London, May 14.—A despatch from
Vienna gives another version of the attempt to take the life of the czar at
Gatschina last Friday, the news of
which was telegraphed from Paris yesterday. The story in circulation in
Vienna is that the czar was walking in
the garden of the palace when he was
attacked by an officer who fired a revolver at him, slightly wounding him
in the forearm. The guards near at
hand rushed forward to seize the assassin, but before they could catch hint-
he placed the pistol to his temple and
shot himself dead.
Berne, May 15.—Two Mormons
who were present at a socialist reunion at Zurich, yesterday, and were
suspected of being spies, were attacked
by the crowd and narrowly escaped
with their lives. The men were, afterwards arrested, but will probably be
released on condition of leaving the
Lonuon, May 15,—The Cologne
Gazette, which has been well informed
from tho beginning of the proceedings
in the Samoan conference, reports that
an agreement has been arrived at on
several important questions which had
at first caused considerable divergence
of opinion, and that good progress had
heen made promising a satisfactory
conclusion of tho negotiations.
London, May 15.—At to-day's session of the Parnell commission .Father
Egan, a Roman Oatholio priest frbm
Loughrea, county Galway, testified
that the leading men of Loughrea belonged to tho National LeugUe, No
serious crime has been committed in
that district from tbe formation -of Che
Loughrea branch of the league to its
suspension by, tho. government,.. with
the simile exception of the murder of a
person named Linton. Thia, murder
was condemned by a meeting of the
league and the witnesses of the crime
were denounced from the altar. -
London, May 15.—The 'British ship
Altmore, from'Sidney, N.S.W.j April
8, for San Franoisco, was wrecked on
the island cf Neirai in the south; Pacific. The first officer was drowned nnd
the captain and a portion of the crow
■landed at LeVoka, but the boat containing the remainder of the crew aud
some passengers is missing.:
Bum, Mont., May lfJ.-^Shbrtly
nfter 12 o'clock yesterday Harry Roberts, foreman of Coreys Teams at Silver
Bond mill, went into the washroom of
Ihe boarding house where Wm. Craw
ford was washing and drawing a revolver crept up behind antl shot him in
the back, killing him instantly. The
men had a trifling dispute two months
ago, when Roberts tried to knifo
Crawford and was knocked down with
a pitchfork by the latter. Since then
the men have been friendly, but they
renewed the quarrel oh Monday night,
when Roberts claimed that Crawford
had threatened him and he felt that
one or other had to die. Roberts was
cool and self possessed after the murder, and spoke without reserve about
his crime. He snid he was glad he
had shot Crawford. An inquest was
held on the body and a verdict in accordance with the circumstances was
Indianapolis, Ind., May 16.—John
Schroedor, a German saloon keoper,
37 years old, horrified the city by the
murder of his wife under peculiarly
atrocious circumstances. Mrs. Schroe-
der carrying a nine months old baby,
early thiB morning went into the barroom where her husband was opening
for the day. Apparently in a fit of insanity he sprang upon her and almost
severed her head from the body with a
razor. The woman fell to the floor
and died instantly, the blood almost
drowning the ohild, Schroeder ran to
the commons near by and knelt down
nud killed himself with the razor used
on his wife.   Schroedor was well to-do,
Philadelphia, May 15.—About 12
o'olock last night a man who arrived at
tho Lufayetto House on Sunday evening and registered as A. Anderson,
New York, shot and killed himsolf.
He was a fashionably drossed man ot
about 60; six feet high with sandy hair
and moustache. The night watchman
said the man had been drinking sinco
ho arrived. He seemed to have plenty
of money.
Mount Hour, N.J., May 15.—
Heywood Paul, the young millionaire
of Philadelphia, who recently graduated at Harvard and who became Insane
while arranging for his marrisge to a
young woman of Boston, broke away
from his medical attendant last Saturday and a reward of $1,000 was offered for his capture. This morning
his body was found floating in the
Delaware river, by some shad fishermen, in a core in front of the residence of Gen. B. B. Grubb. The coroner has taken charge snd will hold
an inquest.
Pittsburg, May 15,—The strike of
six thousand railroad coal miners hu
ended and work in ill mines wis resumed this morning. Concessions
were made by both operaton snd diggers, and the price agreed upon to rule
for the year is 73 oents per ton, which
is one cent less thin demmded.
Quebec, May 16.—The most disastrous fire that has visited Quebec for
several years broke out about midnight and has already destroyed a
great part of St. Lauveur, partly bo-
cause there was mother fire in Sb
Soche at the time and partly because
o people of St. Liuvuer have always
refused to pay tho necessary taxes for
the introduction of proper water works,
Neither the volunteor fireman of the
place nur the Quebec city brigrade,
who wore sent to tho assistance, were
able to cope with the great velocity
amongst the wooden buildings, of which
St. Lauveur is principally composed,
tho lire sweeping out of existence nearly all the buildings comprised between
the parish church, at the extreme
western limits of the municipality nud
the river St. Charles. Hundreds of
poverty stricken families are homeless
and nro camped out on the outskirts of
the town under a drizzling rain.
About two o'olock the men of "B"
battery under Lieut. Ool. Montizam-
bert mnrohed down to aid in extinguishing the fire. After heroically
working at thu blazing houses, hut
without avail for some hours, they de
termined to try blowing up some of
the buildings in order to prevent the
fire spreading further. After blowing
up 2 or 3 successfully they tried
another, but by some mishap the keg
of gunpowder exploded while Major
Short and Sergeant Wallaek were still
in the building. Tbe bystanders were
horrified to find that the burning debris Imd completely covered the two
unfortunates. Every possible effort
was made to recover their bodies, and
Sergeant Walluck's all but lifeless body
was soon extracted, bathed in blood,
his right foot torn asunder and the
bone and muscles of his arms laid bare,
while almost all the skin was torn from
his body which was terribly begrimed
by the powder. But the major's body
was covered 16 such a depth by a miss
of wood enveloped in flames that it was
impossible, despite thestrenuuusenorta
made by the mon, to recover it. Sergt.
Wallaek was a universal favorite
amongst the men and occupied the
post of riding master to the battery. It
was truly pitiful to sue the officers and
men break down when they understood
that their colonel-major was no more.
Capt.- Farley wept like, a .child and
captains Fages and Rutherford were
almost overwhelmed with gnof, while
the men stood round in groups
with "tliolr arms ' folded and
tears in their eyes hardly able
to comprehend what had happened.
Major Short's body was not-recovered
till nearly ten o'clock,, and .then more
than half cremated. Mrs. Short is in
Kingston. 'The fire destroyed over
500 houses, involving a loss of 8150,-
000. At 10.30 lho fire which it was
supposed'had been checked started
again and is now burning fiercely,
PirrsBCRO, Pa., May 16.—Early
this morning a passenger train on the
the Pittsburg, Virginia & Charleston
Railway, going at a high rate of speed,
collided with a gravel train standing
On the main track, near by the station.
The firemen were very seriously injured, one On the head, the skull fractured of another, and both legs broken,
and a third has his side crushed in.
The latter two and the navvies who
were injured wero removed to West
Pennsylvania hospital.
Topeka Kansas, May 16.—Word
has been received that Supt. W.
Richard has been murdered in his
office, at Carthage Mines, by two
Mexicans, who also robbed the safe of
$7000. Officers are in pursuit of the
murderers, who will be lynched if
Ohioaoo, May 16.—Timothy Sullivau and Thorns Curtis, aged 18 aud 19
respectively, drank themselves to
death with a bucketful of whiskey yesterday.
San Fhancisco, May 16.- A small
casting box explodes in the molders
department of the Union Iron works
last night, severely burning eleven
molders and helpers, who were attending to the ladles; one of the men
will probably loso his sight.
Portland, Or., May 16,—The str.
Alaskan, foundered off Cape Blanco on
the 13th. The captain and 11 men
wero saved. The boats are out lull of
men and have not been heard from.
New Yobk, May 16.—Allen Thorn-
dyke Rice, newly appointed minister
to Russia, died at the Fifth Avenue
hotel this morning, from affection of
the throat.
Worcester, Mass., May 16.—The
Worcester theatre was burnod to the
ground early this morning. Morrison
& Co, played Faust last niglit, and
lost all property, costumes, etc. The
Bay State hotol in close proximity was
saved, but was for some time in danger,
guests and servants fleeing to the sidewalk.   No one was injured.
Washington, May 16.—The secretary of stato is informed thit Bolivia
will presently establish a legation of
the first class at Washington, and will
send a delegate to the marine conference, whioh meets here Oot, 4th next.
London, May 16.—It is oxpeeted a
large sum will be raised for the testimonial to Oapt. Murray, officers and
crew, of the steamship Missouri, whieh
rescued ths Denmark's passengers.
The lord mayor has charge of the subscription, and will present the testimonial in the mansion house. Lloyds
have subscribed $600.
Berlin, May 16.—Emperor William
to-day received and listened to a deputation of Westphalia mine owners,
whoso employes are on strike. Mem*
bersof the strikers' committee are
quarrelling over the division of funds,
received from sympathizers for the
striker's support. To-dny one of the
committee was stubbed.
became a total wreck. Last Monday
morning, between two aud three o'clock,
the vessel struck heavy weather when
she left the Columbia river bar at noon
last Saturday, and labored through the
hurricane and heavy seas till 10 miles off
Cape Blanco, when a large leak was
sprung just forward of the rudder. The
upper works lifted, the water rushcd.in,
and all efforts to stop the leak were unsuccessful. At 2:30 a.iu. tho vessel broke
in two in the middle and then straighted,
when Engineer Swins and the steward,
Al. Rahls, were drowned. Three life
boats and a life raft wero launched and
the 13 men got into them. Twelve
rockets were sent up to arrest the attention of the tug Vigilant which was towing a dredger to Tacoma. Tho Vigilant
could not abandon the dredgar as it had
6 men aboard. She, however, picked np
5 of the men who wero in one of the boats.
Two life boats and the life raft, with 36
men, are still unheard from. The Alaskan was owned by the Oregon Railway
and Navigation Company and was buiit
in 1863 at the cost of $300,000. She was
going to San Francisco to go into the dry
dook, thence to ply on the Sound this
summer. She was partially insured.
Fxperiencecd steamboat men say that sho
was in no condition to make the trip to
San Franoisco except under the most
favorable circumstances.
New York, May 17.—The coroner's
preliminary examination to-day to enquire into the exact cause of the mind
reader, Bishop's, death, resulted in
holding dootors Erwin, Nance and
Ferguson, who participated in the
autopsy, in $2,500 each to await the re-
stilt of the inquest.
Haoerstoun, Md., May 17—Three
boys ranging from 12 to 15, named
Leiter, Buchanan and Hichardson went
bird shooting this morning. Leiter
carried a gun in the: thicket.. and the
trigger becamo entangled in his shirt
collar causing the hammer to fall and
exploding the charge, which tore Buchanan's head in a terrible manner.
He' died almost immediately and his
companions carried-him - back home.
An inquest will be held.
WASiJDiflTON, May 17.—Nelson Colbert, (colored) who murdered Philip
Mentzell, superintendentof the Columbia Street Car stables, in October
last, was hanged at the district jail
here, at 12:45 p.iri; to-day. '
IiONtoON, May, 17.-The Parnell commission resumed its sittings to-day.
Father O'Donovan, ofTulla, Ireland, tes
tided that the moonlighters of that place
were opposed to the National League.
They had threatened witness, who 'was
under police protection, while ho was
connected with the National League. He
attributed the increase of crime in Ireland during tho National League's existence to the action of landlords In enforcing evictions. Witness had denounced
all resorts to violence' from the altar for
forty successive Sundays.
The commission, it is announced, will
not report until February, 1890.
London, May Vt.— The British ship
Altmore, whieh was wrecked on one of
the Fiji Island, while on her way to
San Francisco, has gone to pieces.
None of her cargo of ooal is salvable.
Asthma, Ogn., May 10.—At noon today the str, Columbia arrived from San
Franoisoo with eight survivors of the
steel sldewheel stenmer Alaskan; which
London, May 17.—The preliminary
trial of Viscount Mandeville on oharge
of fraud was resumed to-day, at Clerk-
enwell police court. From the statement of the counsel for the prosecution it appears the Viscount, who is
well known iu America, having married a New York lady, obtained a sum
in 1887 from one Thos. Apps, the sum
aggregating nearly $10,000, by false
pretences. The defence is a general
denial. The hearing of the case is
not concluded to-day.
London, May 17.—Lord Sudeley
raised the question of the defences at
Esquimalt in the houte of lords tonight, Lord Elphinstone on behalf of
the government admitted the importance of the matter, and said that last
year's agreement between tbe imperial
and Dominion governments had been
modified. The Dominion government
finds it both difficult and expensive to
provide a garrison. The Imperial government has therefore decided to provide a Royal Marine Artillery garrison, under the command of three officers, at the annual maintaiuance
charge of £7,000 to the Dominion government. The men and other officers
left for Esquimalt three days ago, excepting the submarine miners, who
have not yet completed their drill. The
armaments are now on the way. He
could not say exactly when the fortifications would be completed. Lord
Sudeley gave notice that ho would renew his question when enough time
had elapsed for the completion of the
London, May 17.—James Howard
Harris, Earl of Malwcsbury, is dead,
aged 82 years. He was third of that
title, to whioh his son Edward James
Harrii now succeeds.
London, May 17.—Queen Mary,
mother of the mad kings Ludwig and
Otto, died at Munich at an early hour
thli morning, of a complication of complaints.
Paeis, Miy 17.-The ruitio ball
given at the new gallery of H. L. Ely-
see, for provincial visitors, wis a brilliant affair, eight thousand invitations having been given out. The attendance was immense. The Effeil
tower and facade of the exhibiton
building were illuminated for the occasion and made a splendid appearance,
Topeka, Kas., May 17.—A telegram
has been received by General Manager Robinson, stating that the posse
whioh is in pursuit of the two Mexican
bandits who murdered Superintendent
Richards yesterday, at Carthage Miles,
ii giving hot ohase. The pone consisting of the sheriff, two deputies and
•Ix employes of the mines.   Just be*
fore dark last night the bandits were
almost overtaken at the foot of the
mountains. The party was nesr
enough to shoot them and wounded
one of the men, The criminals succeeded in eluding their pursuers hy
hiding in tbe canyon. During tbe
night they made their escape. One
bag of silvor of the value of $500,
which the Mexicans captured after
murdering the superintendent, wu
found this morning buried in the sand:
a few miles from Carthage. The murderers aro fleeing on ponies and the
silver became too heavy for them; they
now have about $700 in curreuoy. Tsro
employes in the mines supposed to be
accomplices have been arrested..
San Fbanoisco, Miy $t.—The &■
aminer this morning, in a long editorial on the neglected fortifications of
tho Pacific const, calls attention
to the faot that the fortifications of
Vancouver Island are a menace and*
warning, and that if the Behring Sea
dispute should bring. about war with
England, as it might very easily.
Vancouvor Island, the Gibraltar of
tho American continent, would be * a
basis of operations against tbe commerce of San Franoisco and a safe refuge
for cruisers that might be chased home
by war vessels now being buiit on this
Boston, May 17.—The Union Paoific
officials hero say there may be some truth
in the report that the company is about
to build a line from Portland to Seattle,
but thore is no definite knowledge of it at
tho office here.
San Fhancisco, May 17.— Advices received here this morning show
that Chinese are being smuggled across
the American boundary line. There
are several vessels running direct from
Chinese ports to Lower California, carrying hundreds of Chineso, who enter
the country. Customs officers are few
and far between.
Cleveland, Ohio; May 17. -Mary
Zomnti, wife of Frank Zemnn, tailor,
living at 72 Doan at., went into the
cellar about 9 o'clock this morning and
struck a match; there were three barrels of gasoline in the apartments, a-
terrific explosion immediately followed
the Woman enveloped in fire ran
shrieking into the street whore a man
named Mikolestk succeeded after she
had been fatally burned in extinguishing the flames. Mikolestk. is badly
burned about the head, face'and arms
and may not recover. In the kitchen
over the cellar were two ' boys 'and'1 a
Sirl engaged in tailoring, .Stanislaus,
Irs. Zeman's fourteen year old sen,
wis badly but thought not fatally
burned. Flazie, his sister, had tlie
clothing burned from her body, recovery doubtful. Eddie. Belek, the
other boy, suffered what is feared fatal
injuries. A leak in one of barrels
caused the accident.
The By-laws Carried.—The Murderer of
Ihe Chinese Girl Arrested aid Me
Freely entases.
Special to the Columbian.
■Victoria, May 15.—The by-lawa
guaranteeing interest upon the bond-*
of the Electric Tramway Oo. and to
borrow $45,000 for street improvements were both carried yesterday.
The majority for the tramway was 473
and for the loan 384. The tramway
will now proceed rapidly.   .   . ,
Chow Ah Yune, the murderer of the
young Chinese girl, You Row, wsa
captured in the American Hotel last
evening. He wus hiding in a coil Imi
and was almost famished. He freely
confessed his guilt, and says he was unaided in the terrible crime. He states
he was annoyed at hearing the girl
soliciting passers by, and resolved to end the matter at once
and forever. He rushed dowu
with a large butcher knife seized
the girl's hair and thrice sawed
the weapon across the girl's neck. He
then tossed the weapon away and fled.
His hand is covered with his victim's
blood whioh also spurted over his right
sleeve Various parts of his clothing
are all spotted with blood. He had a
preliminary bearing ut the police court
this morning.
The libel case Hoste vs Colonist resulted in damages of $1 being awarded.
Re Hoste is Times, five hundred
dollars damages were awarded plaintiff.
Victoria, May 17.—A meeting of
the regatta committee was held lut
night, and resolved to hold the regatta
on Victoria Arm. $300 wu appropriated for horse racing and an extra
sum of $60 for bicyclists; aU entries to*
the regatta must be made by Tuesday
21st. It was made optional for competitors to receive a money prize instead of a medal or vies versa.
When the tidings of the death of
Major Short, of "B" Battery, at the
great fire in Quebec, was received lay
"C" Battery, great sorrow wu es-
Sressed, by officers and men, It waa
eoided to go into mourning out of respect to the memory of the deceased.
The spring anises open on Monday.
There are 9 cases: Three murder, two
larceny, two jail breaking, one assault
and one bigamy,
The Hoste vs. Standard case, foi
libel, is set down for Thursday next.
Or Griat Service.—"I have uud
Hagyard's Yellow Oil for cuts and scalds
on horses' shoulders, and they got better
at once, I have also used it for sprains,
outs, bums and croup among my children, and can recommend it highly u of
Seat value." W. SERVICE, Mthga,
anitoba. Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday .Morning, May nil. IKS!).
The contest between the pros
•And the antis on the Vancouver
"$125,000 loan by-law was a hot one
on Friday, but the pros got there by
a large majority, Considering the
-opposition, and tbo total number of
votes polled, seventy-eight may be
■called a large majority. The result
was received with some enthusiasm
"by the victors. A feature of the
contest was the opposito sides taken
on the question by the two Vancouver dailies, the World strongly
-advocating, and Ihe News as vehemently opposing, the passage of the
by-law. Groatindustry and ability
were displayed by botb journals in
urging what they respectively conceived to be in the city's interests.
Victory has chosen the banners of
•the World on which to peroh. The
News, however, should loose nothing
by its apparent defeat, as its opposition was not absolute and unreasoning, but on account of certain details
and circumstances connected with
the measure, which led it to prefer to sacrifice the bylaw just
-passed, in favor of a better considered, more comprehensive, and larger
scheme in the near future. In some
respects, there was more than a
, shadow of foundation for the objections of the News, particularly in its
opposition to that portion of the bylaw setting apart $20,000 for a
market, the News arguing that less
•than one-fifth of that sum would be
sufficient for the purpose for a city
situated as Vancouver is, without a
farming environment and little or no
■present connection with agricultural
settlements. The ratepayers, how-
Aver, were impatient of any delays
.in civic improvements (showing a
certain amount of wisdom here, it
must be admitted) and passed the
by-law for what there was of good
in it.     .
The Winnipeg Commercial brings
. some local experience to bear upon
some of Mr. Erastus Wiman's romancing. While disposed to give
Mr. Wiman credit for both honesty
■and sincerity, our cotemporary truly
says that it does not follow that he
is either wise or consistent in his
odvooaoy of commercial union. On
llie contrary it is often a fact that
-sincerity develops into both inconsistency and bigotry, . and the
enthusiast often drifts into questionable means to reach what he con-
aiders a desirable end, and it is to
'be-feared, the Commercial thinks,
-(hat Mr. Wiman does at times allow
'bis enthusiasm to run away with
'.fas consistency. Says the Commercial tt length: It is useless for Mr.
Wiman to point for an impetus to
-progress to any system of commercial union under a burden of tariff.
There is but one gateway to trade
progress, and that is by striking
«very tariff shackle from the limbs
of trade, except such as are necessary
to provide a revenue for the government of our country, A mere glance
at the exports and imports of the
country shows the truth of this.
From our forests, mines, grain fields
and other sources ojE industry, which
are in no way protected comes the
bulk of our exports, while the bolstered manufactures of which our
own people pay the bolstering, have
to be consumed nnd paid for at home,
or if exported, as they sometimes
are in a small way, they are sold at
a loss to their exporter, which the
home consumer has to pay. And it
; is the same in the United States.
The highly protected manufacturer
fshere is powerless to compete in the
' foreign market, and the bulk of his
export business, (and the bulk - is
..small for so large a country), arc
goods thrown to slaughter to prevent
a glutted market at home. There
is but one way to commercial union
on this continent, and that is by the
reduction of tariff, until protection
has been buried as it ought to be, as
•one of the last relics of slavery days.
Judging from tho manner in which
Mr. Wiman eulogises the unprotected hen, wc should infer that he sues
clearly how the abolition of protection is the only way to a commercial
. union that he can bo made permanent, just and progressive. He can
scarcely Vie so blinded in his eagerness for the accomplishment of his
"nobby, as to believe in the fallacy
. that two burdens united bring relief
to their bearer. Bui; we wut
another word with Mr. W-ininn
about that hen. He lias been
■assooi-ititig himself uo much with
-that fowl, that we fear he begins to
cackle at times. It was mere cackle
lie was indulging in,, when lie said
that during his visit to Winnipeg lie
met scarcely a man who did not wish
he had remained at Minneapolis on
■his way to Manitoba. Ho must
have met but few of the solid business men of the cily, for assuredly
there is not a crowd of men on this
.continent who have more implicit
faith in -the future of the city they
live in than they have. Winnipeg
some five years ago had a speculative
loafer .population of over three thou-
■sand, which  is  now  under  three
hundred. Numbers of these three
thousand have left for Minneapolis
and other places since Mr. Wiman
was here, It is very probable that
Mr. Wiman got well stuffed by
men of that class, for he had
plenty of them hovering around
him while he was here, and he would
get plenty of discontented talk from
thom no doubt. Whilo Winnipeg has
lost thousands of such men within
tho past four or five years, the number of solid business men of real value
as citizens tbat have left duriug the
same time could almost be counted
on Mr. Wiman's fingors and toes, if
that gentleman posesses tho usual
number of digits allowed to ordinary
i.i Sandy has scored one over brother
Jonathan. While the proverbially
ingenious Yank was getting up the
"prospectus" for a new kind of
insurance, the canny Scot sprung
"the thing" complete on an astonished and grateful world—and ho
didn't get his pointers frao anyone
but "her nainsel'" either. The
establishment of insurance against
theft and burglary is the materialization of the "happy thought" in
tho Scotsman's fertile brain. According to the Scottish ' Economist,
a Scottish oilice has been organized
to undertake this new branch of
insurance. The project has been
maturing for some time, and has
now takon shape in the.issue of the
provisional prospectus of the Scottish General Guarantee and Accident
Insurance Oompany limited. While
this company will, as its name indicates, take up accident insurance as
well as the existing liability guarantee system, its feature will be a
series of tables for insuring (1)
against burglary, alone, and (2)
against theft and burglary. In the
one case, tho felonious removal of
property by forcible entry will be
made good; while in a policy covering theft and burglary, loses by
cither means will be recomprensed,
the liability of the company from
theft during business hours being,
however, dependent upon the conviction of the thief, In each case
tho risks are divided into three categories, according to the value of the
goods held by the insurer, the lowest rate, ls. 6d. per cent, covering
burglary risks in ordinary shops,
and the highest, 4s. 6d. per cent.,
being charged for theft and burglary
risks on banks, jewellers, pawnbrokers, railway stations, and such
places where plunder of an easily
disposable kind is exposed, to risk.
The rates now given aro understood
to be merely tentative, the prospectus not being yet offered to the
public; but they indicate the
principle on which this novel branch
of insurance will be conducted. The
new company has been organized in
Glasgow, and its secretary is Mr.
W. S. Allan. Bring on your burglars now; we fear them not, will
soon bo the language of every
"bloated bond-holder" the world
over. It also seems probable that in
the saccharine subsequently, a "pro-
fesh," with the "jimmy" will be an
adjunct—a sort of silent partner—
to every well regulated concern; for
it will pay to be burglarized, as
it now pays business men occasionally to "fail." But we may leave
the practical working out of this
phase of the matter to the American
cousin, who will not "get left" this
time. We have insurance against
death, fire, shipping, etc., accident,
and theft and burglary. What we
want now is indemnity for "moth
and rust;" and then—why, then—
if man's wants were all gross and
material, and could be gauged by
dollars and cents, or their equivalent—the millenium would have been
fairly inaugurated under the happiest
auspices. But that littlo if gets in
the way again, and we are forced
to confess that all these things are
mere palliatives, mitigating incidents
by tho way. The wicked do not
ceaso from troubling, nor ia the
"wretched newspaperman" protected
from the persecution of the "boodle-
hunter" and the insulting gibes of
bewigged senility.
A feature of the building operations in the city this season has been
the lurge number of residence buildings undertaken and in course of
construction in all parts of the city,
some of thom of a superior class.
Ihe indications aro that increased
energy will bo displayed in this class
of building operations throughout
tho year, as, owing to the steady increaso of population, the demand for
houses is good, and new ones do not
long remain vacant. With the
splendid prospeots opening before
the city in every direction, there is
every encouragement for, and a certainty of, far moro extensive building Operations, business as well as
residential, being carried on this
year than ever before. There
has not been much activity so far
this season in the erection of business blocks on the principal streets,
although there is some demand for
these; but thero are indications that
such operations will not be much
longer postponed. Somo of our own
citizens have displayed a backwardness and lack of enterprise in this
matter that is hardly warranted by
the-eircumstances, While wo are glad
to be able to give others credit- for
keeping better up with the spirit
and necessities of the times. It
must bo quito apparent to anyone
acquainted with the circumstances
and immediate prospects of this
city, that the next few months will
witness a considerable increase in
our population and a very appreciable impetus to all departments of
business. To demonstrate the reasonableness of this expectation it is
only necessary to glance at the railway and milling enterprises that are
being so energetically pushed in our
vicinity, at the fishing industry, that
promises large things this year, and
at tho extensive civic and government works and improvements that
are on the cards for the present
season. Such being the circumstances and certain prospects of the
city, those who have sufficient foresight and enterprise to erect substantial business blocks without delay will find themselves amply and
speedily rewarded.
Somo journals in this province
have put forward tho argument that,
were reciprocity established between
Oanada and the United States, this
province would suffer by the change,
as it would havo little or nothing to
export, while, on the other hand,
our own markets would be Hooded
by certain American products. We
have always held the contrary, and
that free trade between Oanada and
tho States would per se be a good
thing for British Columbia. So
evidently' think the TJ. S. senate
committee, at present continuing
their investigations into the relations
of the Pacific coast with Oanada,
with a view to a possible relaxation
or abolishing of trade restrictions
between the two countries. In fact,
the senate committee have ooncluded
that the advantage would be nearly
all on our side, that we would have,
in vulgar parlance, a "soft thing."
Edward M. Herrick, representing
the Pacitic Pine Lumber Oompany,
testified before the committee at
San Francisco that lumber was being
sold by the cargo at less than cost.
The capacity of the mills ih British
Oolumbia was 200,000,000 feet.
Their market was wholly foreign
(which is not wholly the truth).
There could be no further reduction
in the price of lumber on this coast
except at the expense of the laborer.
British Columbia lumber was sold
in the San Francisco market at $14
at a profit. This was due to the
paternal tendencies of the Dominion
government. In one year British
Oolumbia could increase the capacity
to supply the American market.
Tho three factors in favor of British
Columbia manufactures were:
Cheaper lands, cheaper labor, the
leasing of lands by the Dominion
government,' and possibly lower
freight. If the barrier against British Oolumbia was thrown down
American lumberman would have
to go out of the business. In his
testimony Mr. Herriok said further
that there was an overproduction of
lumber, The mills (presumably
tbo American mills) were running
only seventeen days a month, lumber being sold by the cargo at cost.
The capacity of Britisli Oolumbia
mills was 200,000,000 feet yearly.
With the duty off lumber British
Oolumbia could within a year supply all the American demand. Tho
lands west of the Cascade mountains
in Washington territory are valued
chiefly for lumber and icoal, There
is little real agricultural land in that
section, The timber settlements of
tho Northwest are-important factors
in developing the country, and the
cities of iho Puget sound region nre
chiefly dependent upon the lumber
interest. Touching ou the subject
of labor, be said in British Oolumbia
Chinese labor was chiefly employed,
which we may,. unqualifiedly, state
is not so, either in -relation to the
lumber industry or nny other. A
good many Ohinese are, of course,
employed in the canneries, but more
whites and Indians ure employed
even there Mr. Herrick denied
that there was anything in the nature of a combine or trust among
American lumbermen, though such
concert of action he thought might
be-neoessary should the Canadian
'duty be abolished. Tho llat condition of tho market now was due to
the boom at certain points' on this
coast.two yoars ago. 'Details of the
salmon-canning business were given
by E. B. Beck, who is interested in
a number of canneries on the Columbia river nnd in Alaska. British-
Columbia canneries during the past
five years had turned out 800,000
cases of salmon, while American
canneries had packed 4,200,000
cases. There would, in his opinion,
be no advantage to the canneries of
reciprocity with Oanada.
The remains of Major Short were
removed on Saturday morning. The
military cortege was the most, imposing ever seen in the city of Quebec.
tmu mmih,
Bpeoial to llio Columbian.
Victoria, May 20.—Tho dond body
of an infant iu an advanced stnto of
decomposition, was found by provincial officer Miller yosterday on tho
point in front of the marine hospital.
It is supposed to bo that of n half
breed or Indian child. An inquest returned a verdict "found dead."
Commander Percy. Hoskin, uf H.M.
S. Swiftsure, died this morning and
will bo interred oil Wednesday.
Every body is invited tn join us on
tho 24th colebration. It is expected
the city will bo packed with people.
The-,assizes opened to-day. Tho
calendar is light.
800 mon from tho navy aro practicing for the 24th on McAulny'B point
ALL PERSONS having auy claims
Against the estate of Lorenzo Lertora,
formerly of the Fountain, nenr Llllooet,
deceased, aro hereby required to Kent! In
tho particulars of tholr claims fn Gillio
Piaggio; of Happy Valley, Motohosin
District, or to Nicola Bonini, or the Fountain. Lillooet, tlio Kxocutorsof the will of
tho will of tho said deceased, on or before
tho 1st day of July next.
Dated 80th April, 1881),
I intond to apply tothe Chief Commissioner of Lands find Works to purchase the following described land, viz,:
The north-east % ot Section. 23, Township 4, commencing at a stake placed at
tlie northeast corner of said lot! thence
wost 40 chains, thence south 40 chains,
thenco east 40 ohalns, thenco north 40
chains, to the point bf commencement,
containing one hundred and sixly [100]
ncre.i, more or loss,
New West., B. O.', May 2,1880.
■ w8my2m	
Are pleasant to take. Contain their own
Purgative. Is tt tali, sure and effectual
destroyeroftmrmsm ChildrenerAdults,
By-Law No. 32.
necessary to raise by loan the sum
wo Thousand Dollars (82,000.00), payable within Ave [5] yours from tho time
tbls Bylaw shall bu finally'passed and
take efl'oot, with Interest al tho rato of
Seven [7] por centum por annum, to be
applied to tho purchase of a Municipal
Hall and Grounds for the Corporation of
the Municipality of Chilllwhack;
And whkrkas the 8tim of five hundred
and forty dollars [8540.00] will be required
lobe raised annually for paying the interest nnd creating an equal yearly sinking fund for paying tho said principal
sum of Two thousand Dollars [32,000.00],
according to the "Municipalities Act,
1881," chap. 10; ,.
And whereas tho wholo rateable property of tho municipality, according to
lho last revised assessment roll, being
that for tho yenr A. D; 1888, is'of-tho
amount of ?;iMh0i").C0;
And whereas, to rnlso tho sum of
S-MO.OO yearly, the annual special vattion
tho dollar upon the said rateable property
will require to bo \% mills tn tho dollar:
Therefore, the Reeve and Council of
tho Corporation of tbo Municipality of
Chilllwhack enact as follows:
Tho -said sum of Two Thousand Dollars
[$2,0C0.0ji] shall be raised by loan upon tho
credit of tills municipality.
Debentures In sums of not less than
Ono Hundred Dollars l§100.00] shall ho
Issued by tho Council, not exceeding in
tho wholo tho sum of Two Thousand
Dollars [-S3»OO0.O0].
Tlio dobontures shall be payable on the
1st day of July, In the year of our Lord
ono thousand eight hundred and ninety-
four, and benr Interest nt tho.rnto of --even
}*er centum per annum, payablo on tlie'
Int dnyof January and July, in each
The debentures may ho mode payablo
nt any plaeo within the Provinco of British Columbia, In lawful currency of
The said sum of two thousund dollars
f8/,000.00), being tho amount required for
tho purpose in tho recital mentioned, and
necessary to defray tlio expenses thereof,
shall be laid out and expended in tho
purchase of a Municipal Hall antl grounds
forthoussof tho snid corporation, of tho1
Munlclpallly of Chilliwhack, and tho
said hnll,nud grounds shnll be purchased,
subject to a reservation for tho yearly use
thereof, free of chargo, by the Chilllwhack
Agrleaitui-al Society for tho purpose of
holding thoir annual exhibition.
The mi Id annual special rate of 1% mills
on tho dollar upon the assesKed valuo of
all tho rateable property in \Mo immtcfc
pallty, over and abovo and In addition to
all other latesi and taxos whatsoever,
shall be raised, levied, npd collected th
oach and overy yonr from tho year A. D.
1B80, to the year A. D. 1803, both inclusive,
for the purposo of paying tho said sum of
two thousand dollars (82,000.00) and Interest thereon as aforesaid.
•This By-law shall come Into force and
takeett'ect ontho flrst day.of July,A.D.
1889. ■ ,        .
• This By-law may be cltod for nil purposes an tho "Municipal Lonn By-law of
1869." ■  l
Rend a third time by the Municipal
Council of Chilliwhuck, this 17th day of
Mny, A. D. im
■_./-,'    : 8. CAWLEY, Rocve.
t5-°,(li»   s. A. CAWLEY, C. M. C,    (   '
a true copy of tho proposed By-law
upon whioh the vote of tho municipality
will be taken at Henderson's Hall. Ohilliwhack, on Monday, tho third day Of
June, A.D. 189', commencing at 8 o'olock,
a. m. and closing at 4 o'olook pt n.
s-a_sss nsr
Agricultural Implements
|fifl PLOWS
Anil must bp sold within tho noxt 00
days to mako room, for other
new goods.
Riding and Walking
12 Boford Gangs
 AT —
itarREMEMBEE the "Rook Islnnd"
(BTBuford Sulky Plows aro without
■Bran equal. From 12 to 18 inch
.tS'now in stock.
Massey Binders.
Maxwell     "
Peering     "
Beaver City Rake
Toronto Mowers.
Buckeye     "       Sharp "
Maxwell      "       Maxwell       "
Little Giant Threshers and Tread Power.
Toronto Advance Engines and Threshers.
Derrick's Perpetual Hay Press,
Hay Tedders and Loaders.
Duplex Feed Mills. I
■"JSTBe sure and get our pi-iceS before purchasingelsewhere.
■   Webster Block, Front Street, WESTMINSTER.
i iSfJiSut }RePresen,atives'at thesopcints. wn,h0
Of Columbia Street
much to the health and comfort of every home. Therefore,
everybody ought to know that Jas. ROUSSEAU'S is decidedly the
cheapest place in New Westminster where the people of this District can purchase.the best Boots and Shoes at the cheapest
prices. '
. I will allow io per cent, discount on all cash purchases to
the general public for the next sixty days, to make room for a
LARGE SPRING STOCK now en route.
REMEMBER—if you want genuine good Boots and Shoes
the proper place to purchase them is at ,,
Jas. Rousseau's,
S3.  aolT-i.tao.-bia. Street.
Custom Work promptly attended to. dwtc
Pell, Rice Coil-spring
-      IS U CS-G X S* «
 ALSO  .
Democrat and Express Wagons!
•Jgf The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia."5!*!!   .
JFteidL db <p\^.^ie. ■-'■-. .■-..-i-.-^.v.•■;.-■ ■   .::■--  . - -  ■ -,t. ■.■ .:i-.:■:.•■
sitish Columbian
Wetlncadny Morning, May 'i'i, i
rigtaa vs. Dr. LafleisA and Arthur
Sullivan, for > Abortion, Before '
•;    the Adjpariied Assises.
Complete Beport' of the Evidence,
Addresses by Counsel, and the
,jli, iiWdtfe's Charge..
Jury Charged Strongly iu Favor
of Prisoners, and Bring in Ver-
YJ]ydlojt Ot ."NbtGnUty." .
[Beforo (lie Hon. Mr. Justice McCreight. ].
I! The cooM of assize, adjourned from
the 8th, inst., re-assembled Thursday
Morning, lGth inst., at 11.30o'clock;
The case of Regina vs Langis and
j llullivon, for procuring abortion, the
only remaining case to bo tried, excited more interest than any caso that
has been before the court for many
yeare. The. public curiosity was so
great tlutt fino court room was by no
means Urge enough to hold all who
were anxious to listen to the proceedings, and many wero unablo lo gain
admittanoe. Those who were so fortunate as to arrive early enough to obtain seats clung to them most heroically throughout the day. The arrival
ot the trains from Vancouvor brought
many to swell the already large throng.
The array of legal talent was the
largest and most distinguished assembled at the bar in many years. For
the defence were Mr. Theo. Davie, Q.
0., of Viotoria, Mr. A. J. McColl
(Corbould, McColl and Jenns;, Mr. T.
0. Atkinson of this city, nnd Mr. John
Boultboe of Vancouver, For the
prosecution, Mr. .ti. M. Eberts, „,of
Vicloria, represented the crown, and
with him was associated Mr. A.. St. G.
Hammersley, of Vancouver.
Before the proceedings commonced
Mr. Eberts rose and introduced Mr.
Hammersley, who has lately been admitted to the bar of the province, to
the bench.
His lordship welcomed the new practitioner in a few kind words.
The roll of tho petit jury was called
and Alex. Struthcrs failed to answer
to his name. A summons was ordered
to be made out against him,
The case before the court was then
called and both prisoners pleaded nut
The woik of choosing .jurymen proceeded slowly, and so many jurors were
challenged the list Was exhausted, and
it became tbo duty of the sheriff to
summon jurors from persons present
in court. This asused a little excitement and a rush was mado for the
door, but Mr. Moresby ordered it to
be closed, and disappointment and
anxiety mingled clouded many a brow.
Sixteen names were selected, out of
' 'which lho following were added to the
jury: Robert Keery, J. D. Gillis, F.
Stirsky, H- W. Bonson, When tho
doors Vore re-bpened a general stampede for the open air took place, which
caused his lordship to remark that it
looked like a panic.
Tho jury as dually empanelled was:
F. Stirsky (foreman), Robt. E. Hemphill, H. W. Bonson, Robt Keory, J.
D. Gillis, A. R. Partridge, Jas.-J.
Mulhall. J. S. MoFarlane, Alex. De-
Rose, Wm. Ralph, Archibald McNeil,
Alex. Johnston.
The courtthenlidjwnnfed, at i2:40,
for one hour.
Tho court re-assembled at 1:45 p.m.
Both prisoners, to all appearance,
«they stood in the dook, looked confident and by no means downhearted.
Mr. Hammersley opened the case
for the prosecution and addressed the
jury in that behalf. He said ovidence
would be produced which would convince them that the prisoners were
guilty. Langis wob accused of pro.
curing abortion, upon tho solicitation
of Sullivan, and Sullivan was accused
> • of being an accessory before tho fact.
Mr. Hammersley then reviewed the
oue shortly, explaining the first acquaintance of Mrs. Hogg with Sullivan, and the subsequent results
' which oame out of it. The discovery
by Mr. Hogg, of the shameless intercourse between his wife and Sullivan
-was explained, and the final, confession nf Mrs Hogg, which brought the
niatter beforo the. court. Mr. Ham-
meriley said he would also prove thnt
Mrs. Hngg'had lately been approached
' and a sum of money offered her to
leave the oountry (sensation). Tho
crown conoludod by asking the jury to
pay closo attention to the case, lay all
personal feelings aside, and judge with
' impartiality.
James Hogg was then called, and
being sworn said,' I am the husband of
Amanda Hogg; I remember Ootobor
of last year and have known Sullivan
longer than that; had noticed familiarity between Sullivan and my wife;
ilisted till 9th of April-,-,011  that date
 my wife aaid ahe wus going tn   Carroll
stroet to a dry goods store; I went to
a window on the east side of my studio;
and a minute later I saw my wifo pass
by and down the alley running along
tho outside of Sullivan's hall. She
went up the steps and entered the hnll
and closed the door. 1 followed her
a minute-afterwards and tried to get
iu the hall, but the door was fastened
and; I did not succeed, though I tried
several times; I thon went down the
step's a little bit, and suit down and
waited. A quarter of nn hour later
•I "heard a noiso at the door as
if someone was unfnstoning it, and then
my wifo put her head outside, as if to
■oa if anyone was about. 1 immediately went up, and my wife asked,
"what's the trouble?" I passed inside
and saw Sullivan rushing out of the
ante-room and making for tho main
hall; followed him, but on reaching
the hall he was nowhere to bo seen;
found Sullivan after a search in a
small room: I said, "I'll make this
■ dear-work for you both;" Sullivan said
"Oh, Mr. Hogg, Oh, Mr. Hogg," sev
ornl times; I then left the hall and my
wifo and Sullivan remained for a few
minutes, whon my wifo camo lo tho
studio; Ido not know if my wife slept
in the house that night; I took my two
children away and left them at iny
brother's house. I went back and
took the third child away. (Hero
the witness completely broke down,
snd wept, explaining that be
oould not bear to think of tho
.affair when the disgrace to the children entered his - mind).' I stopped at
my brother's that night; my wife went
to Rev. Mr. Robson's; since the 9th of
April 1 hare had nothing whatever to do
with my wife; have given her no money;
on the 18th she came to my studio, and
we had a conversation. Sho said she
was innocent. In consequence of
lho conversation I consulted Mr,
Hammersley and laid an information
against Dr. Lilngisand Sullivan; never
knew Langis beforo 7th of March,
I went to Dr. Langis' houso and told
him iny wife had called two days beforo to consult him on the subject of a
miscarriage; I told bim the troublo
seemed to be coming on, apd she want
ed him up immediately. He seemed
ta know about the esse and expressed
no surprise; half an hour later he came
to my house and attended to my wife:
was there at the lime, and in the room;
on entoring the room he said "Good
morning;" he made an examination,
but gave no remediOs while I was
there; ho stayed about 4 hours; ho
went out • once for about ten
minutes, and during that time
the miscarriage took place; Mrs,
Wm. Hogg was present at the time;
the date was March 7th; the first time
1 noticed my wife to be ill was on the
6th of March, when Bho took to bed;
on the Sth she came into my studio
and said ehe had been to seo Dr, Langis; she looked very bad. During the
fall and winter Sullivan was very
friendly with mc, and came into the
gallery often; he was at my house
soveral times, and one night I saw him
at the door with Mrs. Hogg.
\ i Cross-oxamined by Mr. Davie : Sui
livan was my landlord; 1 arrived in the
province about 18 months ago, from
Meaford, Ont., whero I married my
wife 8 years ago. Wo have one
child; my wifo had one or two miscarriages in Menford; my wifo has been
pregnant fire times since our marriage; I am a member of the Methodist
Church; a month after I arrived in the
country I becamo acquainted with
Sullivan. Sullivan's hall is noxt to
iny gallery; the hall is let to
secret societies, and was used for
meetings; Sullivan lived until
lately on Cordova street, almost opposite the hall; I onco wont on a
pleasure excursion with the Sullivans;
my wifo was along. My wifo might
have complained to me of siokness in
-November last; and 1 got some
modioine from Dr. Herbing; in December she complained of uot boing
well; I remember the Madrigal concert, but 1 do not remember whether
my wife was too ill or not to go. I had
several conversations with my
wife on her familiarity with Sullivan,
and she expressed great anger when I
acoused her of infidelity; my wife complained to mo that the miscarriage was
brought about by falling doCwn at Mr.
Abrey's house; on the 6th I went to
find Dr. Langis, but ho was not there,
and I loft word with Dr. McGuigan, as
my wife was very particular about having Dr. Lang's; on the Sth my wife
said she expectod a miscarriage; Mrs.
Wm. Hogg was my wife's nurse when
my wife was sick; 1 was in the room
when my wife was being examined; I
saw what was brought away from my
wife; my wife was ill for a week; the
doctor's bill was $25; it was between 6
and 6 o'clock in the evening when my
wife went up toSullivnn'shall; saw her in
the alley and on the steps; I suspected
my wife and watched her; that was
how I happened to be on the lookout
at the window; she was in the hall
about 20 minutes before tho door was
opened; my wife put her head out and
looked round; my wife denies that
there wnB a criminal intimacy on that
occasion, though Sullivan tried to induce her to yield to him; I went to
Mr. Robaon that night; my wife was
there ahd strongly denied criminality;
I laid a complaint against my wife before the Methodist church (document
produoed, as follows):
Vancouver City, ISth April, 18-1).
To tlie Rev. Mil. Robson, Pastor of the
Methodist Church ol the , ily'ol Vancouver:
Dear Sir,—I hereby ohnrgo my wife,
Amanda Hogg, wltii tliemulcrmenll.-iiod
unchristian 1'iigunge and notions, all ot
which are inconsistent wilh tho teachings
of Christ and tit- variance wlih the word
of God aniUhe discipline of tho Mothodlst
lsl. 1 charge her with tho most brutal
nnd cruol conduct towards myself and two
of my children.
2nd. I charge her with using tlie most obscene, disgusting and Ulthy language, ull
of whleli Is an abomination In tho sight
of Qod, and snld foul language she uses
very frequently and without any provocation whatever.
3rd. I oharge her with blaspheming
against the Qod of Heaven and taking His
ill,. I charge her with inconstancy and
with breaking her marriage vow. and in
allowing one Arthui-sulllvnn to draw lier
affections away from myself and soouriug
them for himself, and 1 hnvoovory-rcason
to believe that there hns boen an unholy
criminal Intimacy and connection existing botween them forsome time past, unit
said intimacy has been lho cause of tlio
breaking up of my home, the scattering of
my family nnd Uio separation of myself
and wifo, lho leaving of my four-year-
old baby boy without n mother, and tlie
blighting of my brightest earthly hopes.
And I hereby chnrgo Arthur Sullivau ns
being the causo of all tho troublo mentioned In clause or paragraph four.
And 1 heroby request you nt your earliest
convenience to have said charges that aro
above mentioned against Amanda Hogg
and Arthur Sullivau Investigated mid
oxamlnod Into beforo tho proper church
tribunal. Yours trufy,
James Honn
That is my baud writing and signature; after making Sullivan's acquaintance my wife became more
brutal to mo nnd more coarse in her
language; I am not living with my
wife at the present time; 1 would not
awear to her writing (letter produced);
sho acknowledges herself to that letter;
the tirst timo I saw it was in the police
court. (Hero Mr. Davio read the
letter written by Mrs. Hogg to Sullivan,) This letter wss given Dr. Lungis to give to Sullivan.
Cross-oxaminod by Mr. Hammersley:
My wife has enjoyed good health ainco
the birth of Iho last boy, somo four
years ago. The chargo was laid by
mc, according to a rule of tho church.
Amanda Hogg sworn, said: Am 2!)
years of age and tho wife of James
Hogg; have lived in Vancouvor 18
months; I know Dr. Laugis and
Arthur Sullivan; first met Sullivan in
Vancouver a year ago; saw vory littlo
of him till August, when I lirst began
going home with him from choir practice; I first knew him intimately then;
he used to come to the house on excuse of using our piano; he made no
affectionate advances then; lirst became criminally intimate with him on
Oct. 15th; it happened at Sullivan's
hall; had just recovered from my
usual sickness tho day before; about
25th of November 1 complained to
Sullivau that our meeting had bomo
results; he said ho would try and help
mo out of it, and went down to Nelson's drug store and got somo doublo
tansy; Nelson's label was on the
package; he gave mo the package in
the presence of the choir; he said he
would get some tansy because it hnd
worked effectually on his own wife;
took the drug homo and used it all; it
had no effect on mc; he afterwards
gave me two packages of penny royal;
it waa understood what he gave it to
me for; used part of one package;
have one package left (package produced); that is the package Sullivan
gavo me; this drug also had no effect
on me; told Sullivan, who said he had
been to Dr. Langis office and had
mado arrangements for mo to call on
afternoon of Dec. 5th, at 3 o'clock; I
called and saw Dr. Langis; he asked
me to sit in the waiting room tor a few
minutes, I told him that I was requested to call at 3 o'clock and said
that the gentleman had spoken about
it; Dr, Langis said he was sorry for
me, and spoke about using instruments; he said it was running a big
risk of my life; asked him whether or
not he could give me medicine instead
of instruments; said he would try somo,
and told me to call the same evening
about 5 o'clock,
"Oh, you know my story is too true,
Arthur Sullivan."   (Witness crying).
On the way homo met Sullivan and
told him had been to see the doctor.
He asked if instruments were used; I
said no; told him I would call nt the
doctor's for medicine at 5 o'clock. Ho
said he would get it; went back to
Sullivan's hall that evening, between
7 and 8 o'clock; he was there; went to
the doctor's oflice; got me the medicine;
it was in an 8 oz. bottlo; told me to
take label off; Nelson's label was on
the bottle; tho doctor's name. was on
the label, and I used the medicine 4
times a day till the bottlo wns used;
medicine had no effeot, and told Sullivan so, and he mndo arrangements
for oie to go to the doctor" again, on
the 15th Jim.; 1 went, nud tho, doctor
spoke to ino about tho nledicino, saying Sullivau had said it had not bceu
effective; he used instruments thnt
day; we wero alone; I saw' tho instruments; the doctor gave mo a small
bottlo of modioine—a dark fluid - and
told me to take n half teaspoonful in
case anything should happen before he
could see mo,, This operation was pur-
formed between tho 10th and 15th of
January! had no bad effects from it;
saw Sullivau nfter the operation almost every niglit for nearly n month,
and told him no desired effects had
followed; he said he would seo the
doctor again; tho doctor said it was
owing to my extreme nervousness that
he had not succeeded; arrangements
were made for me to visit Dr, Langis
again in February; I went between
the 10th and loth of that month, and
a few minutes alter I arrived Sullivan
came thero, and the throe nf us woro
together; an operation was performed
on that dato and instrument* wore
used; I saw the iiisti'ments in the
doctor's hands; saw liim preparing
thom for use; (here witness described
the instruments and mode i.f operation).
It being 6 o'olock, Ihe court adjourned for one hour. On resuming,
Mrs, Hogg's evidence was continued
as follows:
After the operation I left first, and
Sullivan stayed; during the rest of the
month I saw a great deal of Sullivan;
the operation had uo bad effect on me;
spoke to Sullivan of the operation not
being effectual, and he persuaded me
to go again, but I didn't want to; he
asked me to try Dr. Langis again, and
if that failed ho would try and sub
another doctor; this conversation win
before the operation nn the 5th of
March; I wont to Dr. Langis ug.iin on
Maroh 5th; Sullivan had arranged fur
the meeting with the doctor; lho
dootor said ho was sorry wo were having such a time, but ho was going to
resort to an instrument which was euro
to do the work.
Mrs. Hogg hore gavo a description
of the room in which tho operation
was performed, and described the entrances to it and tho furnituro.
Sullivan did not comu that day, the
roason for which he said wus that lie
hnd to keep storo for Goorgo Gordon;
saw Sullivan that evening nt an entertainment, in the new Methodist church;
.-.poke to him ill tho smnll room off tlio
main building aud he said "You look
very haggard to-night." Stayed nt
the church til! 10o'elook; was so poorly I could nut sing in tho choir; the
next morning I gut np for a little
while, but ivns soon forced to go to
bed and stayed there till 9 days aftor
I was confined. On the evening of tho
6th my husband wont for tho doctor,
but ho was not at hia oilice; when he
camo home I said I would have no
other dootor thar Dr. Langis; tho noxt
morning Dr. Langis came about 10
o'clock; he said-, "Good morning, I
seo you are not fooling vory well."
When my husband and my sister-iu-lnw
left tho room Dr, Langis Baid, "I
think wo have succeeded at last;" ho
gave me modicino three times during
tho day; I rcmombor Mrs. Wn). Hogg
roforring to tho bottlo and remarking
that "poison" was marked on it; tho
miscarriage took place about 2 o'clock;
the doctor had just stepped out, and
when he returned it was all over; Mrs.
Wm. Hogg and my husband wero in
the house whon tho miscarriage took
placo; on tho second day aftor, the
dootor came to seo mo, and said ho had
soen Arthur, who said it wns a great
load off his heart. The first day I was
out of bed Sullivan came to see mo
aiid suid it wns well things had turnod
out us tliey had without arousing any
suspicion; saw very littlo of him after
that; after this trouble I wont to see
Dr. Langis; I remember the !)th of
April; on that day my husband found
mo locked up in the hall with Sullivan;
on the Saturday night previous, while
going tp choir praotice, I met Sullivan,
who wanted mo to go to the hull with
him, and ho would shorten the choir
practice; I said I had no intention of
going; he suid ho was going, and he
wished mc to go also; Sullivan went
down, and I stayed a few minutes with
the rest of the choir, and then wont
down with Mrs. Collins; supposed Mr.
Hogg was in his studio, and that is
why I wont down; when opposite the
hnll I saw Sullivan lookiug out of his
window; Mr. Hogg wns not in tho gallery, and Mrs. Collins und I walked
homo together; when wo got near lhe
hospital Sullivan mot us and insisted
on going home with us; told him to
go home; ou the Sth, when my' husband san me go into the hall, and Sullivan-locked tho door, we wore not
criminally intimate on that occasion;
we remained locked up fur 20 minutes;
when my husband came in he said ho
would make it hot for us; whon 1 saw
my husband on the stairs I said,
"James, what's up!" Sullivan heard
me speak, and walked back, and my
husband followed him; after my husband left, Sullivau .nid, "Whatever
-you do, dony this, 1 will deny it on a
stack of bibles;" he meant to duny
thnt anything improper had existed
between us; went home and remained
there half an hour; Mr, Hogg and the
threo children wurc there; Mr. Hogg
charged me with unfaithfulness, and
took his own two children and went
away; ho came back with Sergt. McLaren and took my boy away.
Hore Mrs. Hogg broke down and
cried: "How that Sullivan can sit
there und see nio suffer like this and
not bo man enough to say he is guilty. "
I triud to got my boy back but it
was no use; I then wont to Mi'. Robson's, and nfterwards went to livo with
Constable Abray; after thnt I hud no
conversation with Sullivau; I wrote
him this letter (letter produced and
read as follows):
I weut down Cordova, crossed to C'urrall.
up the side the millinery shop is on. You
saw me looking In the window, crossed,
went back again somewhere near Macintosh's mnrkot.cnme up tho street as far us
Hullivnn'sHnll. Sullivan spoke from the
window. I iislced what about prnctlce for
Mr. llobsoii's lecture. Then went up into
tiio hull. I know nothing nboutthedoor
beiug fastened. Remember I told you
tliat ho wasJenloUH of your coming Willi
mo.   You always thought wo wero happy.
You bavo been the means of till this.
You know how long you huvo beon trying
to gain my afl'eotious: told me that you
thought more of ine than you did of your
own wife. it!
N'.w I am coming down hnrd on you, or
on Saturday nlghi 1 will tell ull, and you
shall share the hlanin us well as I, I want
s-'.tiwl in cash or Soil a month until tho
82,1)1)0 ls paid. I want us much of the snld
stun as you can give mo at onco. 1 need
it now as I cannot get nny at. present. I
shull lio llirown on tho world by you.
If you hud Justico dono you from what I
knnwyou ouuht to bo tarred and feathered
and rodoon aruil. Tosavcmyowlij-cpu-
tatlon I will stand llrmly for the rlghl.
You have got logivo ine u writlen promise
to givo mo S2,000 on Wednesday. I will
take $50 a month till said amount is paid.
Write ltin pen and Ink. 1 will not take
any flinching.
The ionst snld ls soonest mended.
All the writing is mine but tho
phrase "tho loist said the soonest
mended;" gave the letter to Dr, Langis and asked him to give it to Sullivan; and gave Dr. Lungis to understand I wns going to ask Sullivan tu
give mo money, also to have our statements agree When tho examination into the case took place nt the Methodist
church on Saturday uight; our statements did not agree, and I wanted
them t"; naked for money because I
wns driven to desperation; my husband
said ho would never givo mo a oent
whilo that scoundrel Sullivan wont unpunished; I saw Dr. LnngiB the Wed-
neday after 1 had given him the letter,
but it was then not delivered; went
down the street, saw Sullivau talking
to Mr. Middlubrook, and saw Dr. Lungis and told him where tn find Sullivan; thut evening I saw the doctor
again, ho hud delivered tho letter and
said Sullivan had no money, but would
have somo on the 25th; he said the
property was all in his mother's name;
Dr. Langis showed me Sullivan's
falhor'a will; this is it (will produced);
llio next lime I Niw the will was in the
police court; Iny husband did not know
I hud written to Sullivan till Thursday
April 18;h, wheu 1 made a confession
to huu.
This olosed the direct examination
of Mrs. Hogg, und tho court adjourned
at 9:40 p. in. llll 10 o'olock next day.
His lordship took tho bench ut 10:30
o'clock. No diminution in the audionco was visible.
Amanda Hong, cross examined by
Mr. Duvic: I cuno from Meaford,
Ont., my husband is 21 years older
tlnn myself; was married in October,
and my first child wns born the following August; tho time of my first
miscarriage 1 hud plouray, inflammation of tho bowels and whooping
cough; tho first stillborn child wns
caused by the doctor not arriving in
time, and the next was caused by a
fright in getting out of a buggy; I
know Mrs. Collins; did not toll her in
August I was pregnant, noithor did I
sny so to Mrs. Arthur Sullivan; my
first criminal intercourse with Sullivan
was on October 15th; we afterwords
wont up to tho Y. M. C. A. rooms together; thoro nro 4 rooms in Sullivan's
hall; iu tho dark room was a quilt and
To Sullivan: "You needn't shako
your head nt me; you know they aro
My next intimacy with Sullivan was
two days later at my own liouse; on
tho Saturday night beforo choir praotice in November ho mot mo nt 7:30
o'clock, and wo went, lo the recreation
grounds; in thinking the matter over
1 think it wns before November 25 th
that I told Sullivan of my pregnancy;
the reason for my going to Iho dootor
between the 10th and loth of eaoh
month was explained to mo by Sullivan; never vieitcd Lungis' office boforo
December Sth; Sullivan told nio lo
tour off the label, but did not toll nio
lo tako off Dr. Langis' name; I noticed
the directions for uso more than anything else; the doctor told me thut
using instruments was running a big
risk aud might causo my death; saw
Sullivan almost every night after the
operation; did not have any particular
reason for seeing him; wherever I
went he seomed to follow; told him
tho operation was a failure, - and did
not go back to the doctor till Sullivan
had arranged for me; I waB getting
impatient and frightened, and felt
very anxious; on the day of my visit to
the doctor in February Sullivan met
Mr. Hogg's little girl and asked: "Are
all the folks sick at your house ?" I
cannot tell you the day of the
week on which this visit was made;
I do not know why the operations
were only performed at intervals of a
month. The second operation took
considerably longer thun any of the
others; Sullivan was not present; it
was after I was sick that Sullivan said
he had been keeping store for Gordon,
and that prevented him being present
during the operation; I did not see him
at Gordon's storo on the 5th; passed
Gordon's storo, but did not see Sullivan there; on the day of my miscarriage my husband was absent about an
hour; Dr. Langis was present during
that time; he gave me medicine which
ho said would assist my labor; I never
took medicine of that kind before; saw
the body of the child, aud said ou one
occasion that the head was just like
Sullivan's On the day my husband
found Sullivan and myself together
the door was locked; my hatred of the
man is because he has caused the loss
of my home, my child and my happiness, and uot beoause he did not givo
me §2,000; am glad I did not get it;
the words in the letter, "I will stand
by the right," was a mistake in the
composition it should have been "I
will stand by you"; did not sec Sullivan between the Dth of April und tho
timo I wroto the letter: havo never
spoken with him since; after being
caught by Mr. Hogg I asked Sullivan
what I was to do; lie said to go home
and my husband would soon forgot all
about it; he said to deny everything
and he would deny it on a stack of
bibles: he also Baid he would shoot any
woman who told on him; he .said I
could havo plenty of money at any
time; I think if I had got tho money I
would havo made tho same confession;
it is for the good of all the ladies of
Vancouver; Sullivan has great influence over a large number of ladies
there; (Sensation); it is for thoir good
that this affair should be known; after
the trouble I weut to Mr. Robson's
and stayed thero till the next Friday
week; I confessed to my husband boforo Mr.'Robson; up lo that time I.
hud been'telling untruths, since then I
have told the truth; I told Mr. Robson Sullivan had betrayed nte by giving me drugged candies, and I firmly
believe it.
Tho court then adjourned at noon,
until 1,20 p. m.
On resuming, Amanda Hoggs cross-
examination by Mr. Davie wns continued, as follows :
I remember meeting Dr. Lungis on
April 13th, and told him that I had no
sooner got out of one trouble than 1
was into another; asked him to deliver
n letter to Sullivan; he said he would;
Sullivan, Mr. Hogg, and mysolf were
all questioned separately at Rev. Mr.
Robson's house, and I denied all guilt;
I believe the result nf the examination
was that Mr. Robson concluded there
was no ground for the charges against
us; remember calling God tu witness
that I wns innocent; am not living with
my husband, but hnvo made some pies
in the house once, nud nlso made the
bed onco; I speak to my husband occasionally; havo never talked lo liim of
the evidence I was going to give in
coutt, and he never told me what he
was going to, say.
This conoludod Mr, Davio's cross,
Cross-examined by Mr. Eberts : 1
remember the date in December, by
the entertainment of the Glee and
Madrigal Socioty; that was when I
first met Dr. Langis; my husband is
not paying my board at Mr. Abray's.
To his lordship : Would havo confessed to my husband the . following
Sunday, but was at Dr. Burritt's, and
they would not let mo go home.
This concluded Mrs. Hogg's evidence.
Rov. E. Robson, sworn, said: I am
n minister of tbo Methodist church;
know Mr. and Mrs. Hogg nnd Sullivan; remember tho monlli of April;
Mrs. Hogg was at my house from tbe
9th to the 19th of the month, with the
exception of two dnys; she came to my
house at night.
Mr. Eberts : "What wus hor state
of mind)"
Mr. Davie i ''I object to the question."
Mr. Eberts : "Very well, I hove no
inoi-e to ask."
Cross-exnmiiicd by Mr. McColl:
Have been in tho provinco Oi yours
this time; havo known Mr. and Mrs.
Hogg since they cume to the province;
thoy were members of my church.
Jas. Lawson, sworn, said : I know
Mrs. Hogg and Baw her at tyr. Abray's
house Inst week.
Mr. Eberts: "What did you go there
for ?"
Mr. MoColl: "Hold on there,
don't answer that; I object."
I wont to Abray's houso, and saw
Mrs. Hogg there; I did not go there us
a friend of Dr. Langis, neither did 1
go us n friend of Sullivan; neither of
thom know I went there.
David Evans sworn, snid : I live in
Vnncouver and know Sulli.-aii and
Mrs. Hogg; romomber Oct. 15th last;
thoy wore present, op that dato at a
practico of the choir for the Moody
meetings; I was conductor of tho singing; went to tho practice nbout 8 o'clock; met Sullivan and Mrs. Hogg on
the sidowalk near the Y.M.O.A.
rooms; asked them if anyono was up
stairs, they said no Indies wero there;
I waitod quito u whilo till thoro wero
sufficient ladies to start practice, and
then we began singing without an
organ acconipainmcnt; after singing
nbout twenty minutes, Sullivau and
Mis. Hogg ciinie in together; this wus
abuut 45 minutes after I first saw tbem;
since that date havo seen thein together several times.
To Mr. Davie: No ladies wero in
the robin when I went up stairs; Sullivan did nut coino in even one minute
beforo Mrs. Hogg.
James Bunting, sworn, said: On tlie
Sth of Decembor last I was caretaker
for the Y. M. C. A. rooms; Saw Mrs.
Hogg on the afternoon of Sth; saw her
come up the stairs of the Wilson block;
spoke to her; she went into Dr. Langis' oflice; I was in the building li
hours; did not see her come out.
Mrs. Wm. Hogg, Bworn, Baid: I remember when Amanda Hogg was ill;
went to her house on Oth of'March;
she was complaining a little; went
thero again on 7th; . was in the sick
room when the doctor came up; was
with her when the miscarriage look
place; tho doctor was not there then;
the doctor gave Armandn some medicine with a Utile water; looked at the
buttle, and remarked "poison" was
marked on it; saw the foetus after the
GeorgoF. Boddington, M.D., sworn,
said: Am a Follow of the Royal College of Surgeons; I know sn instrument such as described by a witness;
it is used in certain cases by surgeons;
so far as I know it would apply to' a
silver catheter or a uterine sound (instrument produced); that is the uterine
sound; the instrument is used to ascertain the condition of the uterus; it
could be used for causing the
expulsion of a foetus; it would
not nocessarily cause abortion
if used as described, and again it
might; it might be introduced into the
womb wilhout touching tbe fetus; I
thiuk if there was a wounding of the
membranes the foetus would necessarily be expelled; the instrument is used
by medical men to produce abortion
for the safety of the woman; the practice among surgeons, when artificial
abortion is required, is to call in another surgeon; in such a case 1 would
consider myself bound lo call
in another practitioner; if a
woman were pregnant, uud
in good health, it would bo malpractice to introduce that instrument iuto
the uterus; one of the instruments
mentioned by the witness I think
would bo a speculum (instrument pro-
douced); that is it; another instrument (produced) is known as a "tent;"
the operation would be painful; it
would be dangerous to use this iustiu-
ment on a women with child; it might
produce abortion and blood poisoning.
George R. Gordon, sworn, said : Am
a merchant at Vnucouver; remember
5th March; was in Westminster that
day; returned home ou evening train.
Arthur Sullivan kept store for mo on
that day. This closed the evidence for
the prosecution.
Mr. Davie opened tho caso for the
defense, saying he had a very difficult
tusk before him. Not because tho
case was a hard one, but because he
considered his clients wero the victims
of n foul conspiracy. Ho would try in
his own humble way io disprove the
foul calumnies brought against these
men, aud show forth the untruthfulness of the principal witness. He
urged upon the jury the necossity of
giving every benefit of a doubt to tho
accused. It was their duty to do so,
and it was nothing moro than fair and
just. As far as the case hud gone, ho
thought, would convince anyone that
the life of a doctor was not nil case
and money-making. And vet a wonif.ii
can step forward and expose them o
villainous charges, auch as have been
laid in this case. Where the principal
witness is a leading accomplice, the
evidence must not be believed except
so fur as corroborated hy others. If it
were nothing else, the fact of the
woman being a confessed liar should
be enouglito throw a doubt on the
whole evidence. Mr. Davie concluded
by reviewing tho rest of the ovidence,
At 6.30 the court adjourned until 8
o'clock p. in.
Court reopened at 8. IS p. m.
Mrs. Rebecca Cooper, swoin, said:
1 livo in Vancouver; knew Mrs. Hogg
in the month of March last; had conversation with her then; she gavo me
to understand she was pregnant then.
Cioss-oxamined by Mr. Eberts: It
was at Mrs. Hogg's bouse; she told me,
and never contradicted it since; I refreshed my memory on the 5th March
whon Mrs. Hogg hud a fall; saw her in
the basement of the Methodist church;
ou that evening she said Bhe hud been
feeling miserable since she had her fall;
I never saw Sullivan give Mrs. Hogg a
package; at the meeting of ladies a few
days ago in Vancouver Mr. Spring was
there; the mooting was at my house;
the meeting was for the purposo of
taking down tlio evidence for Dr. Lan-
g s' lawyer.
Mrs. Collins, sworn, said : I livo
in Vancouver; Mrs. Hogg told npi she
fell down the steps; 1 was not in the
li use when tho miscarriage took place;
saw the child; it did not present an
unnatural appearance; it was ubuut
eleven inches long; I noticed a red
murk on the child's head, which Mrs.
Hogg said waa caused by the full; there
wore no features to make it look liko
Sullivan; thought it looked like Mr.
Hogg on account of its long limbs;
noticed no hair on tho child's hoad;
I naked Mrs. Hogg how her husband
used her and what ho did, nud she
said he would not livo wtih her Until
sho hud punishod Sullivan; Mrs. Hogg
said sho would not do anything against
Sullivan because the man was perfectly
innocent. Mra. Linda Woodward wns
called and sworn, but did not odd anything in tho wny of new evidence.
Dr. Fagan was sworn, and gave
muoh technical evidence, explaining
carefully and sucoiuotly matters iu connection with his profession, which,
though important to the case, we refrain from publishing.
Tho court adjourned at 9.45 p. m.
till 10 o'clock noxt morning.
Tho interest in the celebrated Lan-
gis-Sullivun case was unabated to-day, Long before tho court liouse doors were
opeued at 10 o'elook tho street in front
of the building was crowded for somo
distance with persons anxious to witness the grand finale of the case, whioh
everyone thought would Boon come.
The jury looked bright nnd cheerful,
seemiugly having enjoyed a refreshing
night's rest, capped' by a recherche and
satisfying breakfast. Tho prisoners
nlso looked cheerful, and appeared
confident that the day would go well
with them.
His lordship took tho bench at 10:20
Hugh M. Coopor, M. ti., sworn,
said: Heard tho evidence given by
Mrs. Collins yesterday and from her
description of tho child would consider
it was of 6 months or more; in the
earlier months the head is in uoh larger
in proportion to tho body; at the fifth
month the embryo has u peculiar' appearance which cannot bo mistaken;
the peculiarity disappears at thu 7th
month; the use oftho tent in criminal
abortion would bo neither useful or
sensible; would think n surgeon an
idiot who performed the operation na
explained by Mrs. Hogg.
Cross-examined by Mr. Ebeits: Tan-
By is something used by ignorant people to procure abortion; pennyroyal
is also usod for the samo purpose.
Do Wolf Smith, M. D., sworn, said:
Have heard tho ovidence of Dr. Fagan
and Dr. Cooper and agreo with them;
do not attach any signiHg-iuco to the
mark on tho child's head as described
by Mrs. Collins.
I. M. McLean, M. D., concurred
in the evidence submitted by the
previous medical testimony.
Dr. McGuigan, sworn, said: I practice nt Vancouver ill partnership with
Dr. Langis; in February Dr. Langis
intended going up to Queen Charlotte
Islands, and prepared to do so; before
leaving ho gave me u power of attorney
to conduct his business during his absence; it wiis dated Feb 13th; he left
by the Islander on that date, und consulted with me as to the patients beforo he left; ho never mentioned Mrs.
Hogg to me; expected him to bo away
for a mouth; he was only away 3 or 4
days; Mr. Desotmier was to ucccoin-
pany him; Dr. Langis kept a record of
his patients (record produced); Hogg's
name only appears on the Oth of March
in the case of midwifery; in the month
of December the namo does not appear.
H. Dcsormier,   sworn,   suid:   Was
going to Queen Chnrlotte Islands, but
ou  arriving  nt  Viotoria   found
Bteamer touched at the islands, and we
returned to Vancouver.
Cross-examined by Mr. Eberts: I
think Mr, Langis wus going to practice
hie profession there.
F. R. Glover gavo evidence to having visited Queen Chnrlotte Islands
and the periods ut which they aro
visited by vessels.
Chas. BerBhnll, sworn, said: Am a
carpenter; worked at Sullivan's house
on February 12tb; Sullivan was thero
from 11 n, in. till niglit; worked there
also on Fob. Ilth; ho wns there all
that day; worked at tho Mothodist
To a juror: I worked for Sullivan
for nothing; I was his guest,
Dr. Mi'.Guigau, recalled, said: Dr.
Langis was going up to the island to
attend to somo land mutters.
Chas. Dribbell, sworn, said: Worked
for A brains & McKenzie in Vancouvor
ou Oct. 15th; that night Sullivan came
to our store about ten minutes to eight
o'clock; McKenzie was out and he
waited nearly an hour for him; remember tbe dato because Mr. Spring came
in while Sullivan was there and bought
some goods which woro charged.
Mrs. Hogg, recalled, -aid : I know
Mrs, Cooper; never told her I was en-
ciento in August or at any othor time,
Mrs. Woodward, recalled, said :
Mrs, H-gg called on me last December and told mo of her pregnancy;
noxt day I called nt her house and she
told me she wbb nbout threo months
with child.
This closed the evidence.
Mr. MoColl addressed the jury on
behalf of Dr. Langis. He pointed out
that the joint prosecution of Mr. and
Mrs. Hogg and the crown relied only
on tho evidence of Mre, Hogg, an accomplice. He accused Mrs. Hogg of
acting a theatrical put; of ingratitude
towards the man wilh whom sho swore
she pleaded to savo her from disgrace.
Accoiding to tho woman's story, Dr.
Langis saved her from the most tor-
rible and scorching disgrace imaginable, and yot this creature in nil the
oond 'Ct nf tho case, in all her evidence
and c mfessinns, never utters ono word
of sympathy for the doctor who had
saved her from disgrace nnd possibly
death. Wo havo every reason to bo-
lievi she was prepared for her part,
and rhc oharaoter giion hor by her
bus* und in tho letter to Rev. Mr.
Rob-on is sufficient conviction itself of
tho woman's baioneBS.
Mr. Davio then addressed the jury
on behalf of tho defence. He said it
was his duty now to sum up as shortly
as possible tho evidenco adduced in
this caso. As would bo observed the
case took the form of privnto prosecution. However, notwithstanding tho
adverse circumstnnces under which
tho caso had been laid boforo thom,
and tho lack of real and trustworthy
evidonco on tho part of the prosecution, ho felt suro tho jury would conic
to the conclusion that the charges
against the nccused were nut bomo out
by what had Bince followed. The evidence of Mrs. Hogg was so contradictory that it was not worthy of credence. Mr. Davie's speech lasted noarly
an hour and was a thorough rosumo of
tho wholo evidenco of the caso. Ho
laid very groat stress on tho alibi
proved in the caso of Dr, Langis, who
wont to Viotoria on the 13th of February, tho only dny on which Mrs.
Hogg said she had boon told by llio
dootor to roturn nnd get a certain operation performed. The doctor would
not leavo tho oity while ho was roBpon-
siblo for the lifo of a patient, especially if he wero perpetrating mnl-
praotioe. The fact of the prosocution
not   taking  Mrs.   Hogg's   evidonco
pn hor fall,  which ether witnesses
proved, was also dwelt on at length.
Tho straightforward evidenco of Mrs.
Collins and Mrs. Cooper waa referred
to and commontod on favorably. Mr.
Davie held The Columbian in his
hand while delivering his address and
referred to it frequently. The letter
from Mrs. Hogg to Sullivan he described as for ihe purpose uf blackmail
only, and was as transparent as it waa
infamous. He accused Mr. Hogg of
blackening her own character to obtain
tho revenge or ends Bhe wished.
Mr. Eberts, for the crown, made a
really excellent address, reviewed the
case carefully and dwelt on the knowledge of Mrs. Hogg, who described the
instruments used in abortion, so accurately.   Tho medical ovidence on both
sides was identical in every particular.
This case, Mr. Eberts  said,   was  the
first abortion case that had ever como
before the couns of British Columbia.
His lordship then charged the jury.
Tho evidonco, he said, centered un the
occurences between the 10th aud 15th
of  February.    It  was  difficult,  his
lordship said, to understand the  case.
The woman hnd givon evidence for  a
duy or more, and had  explained  tho
different operations of nbortion.   Tho
first question is, if the story  is  fnlBo,
whero did   sho  get   die  knowledge?
Thore was no hint or suggestion  that
Bhe had been in a similar trouble before, or thnt her character in tho  past
had been attacked,   lt was  very  evident she had obtained tho  knowledge
by  experience.     Tho  occurence  on
October 15th, wlion Mrs.   Hogg  und
Sullivan were first criminally intimate,
was corroborated by Mr. Evans,   and
disproved  by  Dribbell.     The   jury
would have to judge  that  for ttiera-
selvos.   Bunting's evidenco, of seeing
Mrs. Hogg go into tho doclor's  oilice
in December, was trifling  and   unimportant, as the importance of iho case
lay in what occurred between tho 10th
and 15th of February.   The operation
supposed to huvo boen performed  on
the 12th, and the mannor in which  it
was dono, does not agree  with  the
general opinion of Dr. Langis' ability.
Tho   medical   testimony   wont   to
show   that,    from   the    description
of  the child, pregnancy must  have
taken   place   in  August.     If   the
story of Mrs. Hogg wus untrue,  certainly she was the most remarkably
untruthful woman he had  ever  met.
His lordship concluded his charge by
stating that a certain rulo in law said
an accomplice to a crime must not be
taken as evidence, and in this case he
could call Mrs. Hogg nothing elBo than
an accomplice.   "Supposing," said his
lordship, "Wo draw a line through the
evidonco of Mrs. Hogg, what ovidenco
havo we against the prisoners 1   None.
A woll known authority says a judge
should not chargo a jury to find on the
evidonco of  an  accomplice,   without
corroboration, and it was a  rule  deserving  nil  the   reverence   of  law.
Thcroforc, gentlemen, I would not advise you to find on her evidonco alone."
Tho  jury then retired, and it was
confidently expected u vordict' favoring
the prisoners would be roturnod in 15
During the afternoon ninny friends
of Dr. Langis arrived from Vancouver,
and occupied seats in the court room.
As soon ns the judge had finished his
charges these crowded round the popu-
lnr doctor who was thereby forced to
hold a court (houso) leccc. Tp tho
Bttidont of history tho brilliant court
of Louis XIV. was callod to mind by
the Bparkling conversation which flowed in the French language among the
group of which Dr. Langis was the central and distinguished figure during
tho course of tho impromptu levee.
It was 3:20 o'clock when the jury
retired, aud at 3:60 o'clock the sheriff announced that a verdict had been
A few minutes later his lordship
took the bench, nnd Mr. Stirsky, the
foreman, in reply to tho usual questioned, answered promptly: "Not
A murmur of pleasure ran through
the court when tho verdict was pronounced.
Tho nccused were further hold on a
second indictment for the samo
"li'onae, alleged to have been committed
in February.
Mr. Eberts nskod for an adjournment until next assizes.
Bail was fixed for the appearance of
the accused.
The adjournment was granted, and
tho couit adjourned.
Delta Oouncil.
The council mot at the Delta town hall
on Monday, May 13th. Present, the
reevo nnd Councillors Arthur, Oliver,
PylniB, Trim and Tuskor.
Mr. Wm. McKee was appointed clerk,
assessor und collector. Mr. Alox. Gilchrist was appointed auditor.
Councillor Pybus gavo notice that he
would introduce at next meeting of the
council the following by-laws; "revenue
by-law for 1889," "road tax by-law,"
"by-law for tho return of the Delta municipal assessment roll, 1889," "conrt of
revision by-law," and "pound by-law."
The following accounts were passed
and ordered paid: H. Hodge, S35.00;
Grant k Kerr, §103.40; British Columiiian, 1529.30; telegrams, $1.62.
Tho full board wos appointed a road
committeo, and Councillors Arthur and
Pybus, finance committee.
The clerk was instructed to call for
tenders for tho completion of tho Crescent
Island road.
A communication from H, Boss & Co.
wns received and filed.
The roovo and Coun. Arthur wero appointed as delegates to wait upon the
government to discuss rond grants.
On motion council adjourned till Snturdny evening, the 25th inst., at 7
o'clock, p.m.
An epidemio of clopemonU is reported from Halifax. Tho foreman of
tho lending contracting and building
establishment loft the city, and n governess in his employer's houBohold
disappeared at the aamo time. A
truckman has disappeared with a sor-
vant girl and leaves a wifo and family
of young cblldrou to mourn hit-, departure.
Von Bulow   snys   that   every
pianist should loarn to sing and play
the violin, "as their oars would hear
more critically the sounds they produce, and thereby toach thom how
to phraso." Some pianists we have
heard should learn to cook and to
make shoes—and let the piano alone.
Know What to Order.—"James,"
said the village jeweller, "are thoro
any weddings to take place in the
neighborhood soon ?" "There are
two to come oil' next week," said the
olerk, And the jeweller sat down
at onco and wrote an order for two
dozen pickle castors with privilege
of exchanging 22 of them for Something elso within 30 days.
Taking into consideration that the
indemnity paid by France to Germany after tho war of 1870-71
amounted to five milliard francs, it
follows that if this sum were to bo
paid at tho rate of fivo francs—
about ijl—for every minute since
the beginning of the Christian era
up to date, the suth would not haVe
been puid yet at the presenttime.—
A story is told of a bank president
in south-west Texas who made away
with all the funds under his charge
and thon posted on the door of his
institution, "Bank Suspended." That
night ho wns'interviewed by u num
ber of depositors, who left him
hanging to a tree with this notice
pinned to his breast: "Bank President Suspended." Bank suspensions will not occur very frequently
in that locality,
Ono of the most remarkable feats
in modern journalism was achieved
by Mrs, Isabella B. Barrows, of
Boston. She wrote a verbatim
report of a speoch made in German
by Oarl Schurz, whicli she turned
into English while her pon was flying across her papor in stenographic
characters. To write stenographi-
cally and translate from German to
English simultaneously was a remarkable piece of shorthand reporting.
An exchange prepares its readers
for tho season in this way : Don't
be alarmed, a few weeks hence, if
you happen to hear a young woman
in tho adjoining yard exclaiming in
a highly excited tone of voice that
somebody or otliot- is a great moan
thing, and that she'll never speak to
him again as long as she lives. It
•isfithe way thoy always talk at
croquet. It is a part, of the game,
and just as indispensable an adjunct
as the balls and mallets.
While tho Queen-Rogent of Spain
was entertaining Queen Victoria .at
Snn Sebastian, by an odd coincidence tho Duchess of Madrid was
"extending a similar courtesy to
Princess Louis of Bavaria at Viareg-
gio. The Duchess is wife of Don
Carlos, and, in Legitimist eyes,
rightful Queen of Spain, and
the Princess is a direct descendant
of Charles I,, and would probably be
Queen of England to-day were it
not for the Aot of Settlement.—Ex,
It is said that the British capitalist is shy of investing iu a first-
class lino of steamers for the Canadian-European routo, because the
possible improvement of a few years
may rate tho line down to seoond or
third class. This is understandable
enough; but when tho Globe advances
the same possibility as a reason why
the government should have refused
to promise a subsidy to such a line,
we can't help suspecting that it has
allowed a littlo grit to got, into its
.thinking machine.
Somebody has been figuring out
the average accident rate of railway
passengers, just as the average mortality tableB are made up by insurance experts. Tho result is reassuring to nervous people. The
"average man" will travel continuously for 180 years before he meets
with even a slight accident, nnd
before he can be killed, he must
stiok to the track for 920 years.
It's a good job for the accident
insurance people that nobody knows
whether ho is tho "average man" or
The Royal Botanic Society of
England will celebrate its jubilee
this year by a lloral parade and
feist of roses. There will be a
bataille desjleurs in tho afternoon
with carriages and pony carts decked
with flowers, and riding horses,
ponies and children's donkeys gayly
caparisoned. Visitors are requested
to wear rose flowers in their dress,
and there will be a special exhibition of roses, having regard to the
fact that the rose figures in the floral
badge of England and in the corporate sonl of socioty.
The decrease of immigration to
North America this season, remarks
an exchange, *s ooinoident with the
remarkable movement of population
toward the southorn continent,
notably the Argentine Republic
The emigrants from all parts of
Europe continuo to crowd toward
that country, where the government
have oflered exceptional and tempting advantages to new arrivals.
Canada, undor tho circumstances,
fails to secure her share under conditions which must be regarded ns
| abnormal and temporary.
It was long thought tliat blood
oranges wore produced by grafting
an orange tree with a pomegranate
slip, but it is now said that there is
not tho slightest foundation for this
belief. The blood orange, which is
merely a variety of the sweet orange
obtained by cultivation, was first
raised by tho Spanish gardeners in
the Philippine Islands. When it
was first seen in Europe it created a
sensation among the superstitious,
who saw all sorts of disasters foretold by the bloody fruit. In the
last oentury blood orange trees
brought exceedingly largo prices,—
A Pittsburg doctor says he can
diagnose ailments by examining a
single hair of the patient. Two
young men, as a joke, took him a
hair from a bay horse. Tho dootor
gravely wrote a prescription, nnd
said his fee wns $25, as the case was
precarious. They were staggered,
but paid the foe, and after they got
out laughed all the way to the
apothecary's. Tho latter took the
prescription and read in amazement:
"One bushel of oats, four quarts of
water, stir well, and givo throe times
a day—and turn the animal out to
gras I" Then the jokers stopped
' ing.
Just Received, Direct from Hamilton.
A Hartford, Con., clergyman tolls
this anecdote : Early in life while
occupying another charge, he invited
a clergyman whom the unregenerute
would call conceited and dull to
preach in his pulpit. During the
sermon our Hartford preacher dozed
away in the sweet old way till he
was suddenly called on to conclude
tho service with prayor. Accustomed to regard himself as the hnmblest
of his Creator's instruments, and
forgetting that he had not delivered
the sermon, ho began with "We
beseech Thee to accept the weak
and feeble effort that has been addressed to Thee and more richly to
endow Thy servant in the graces ho
so greatly laoks."
One of tho veterans of the Peninsular War has just died in England.
Thomas Palmer was the last suvivor
of tho 14,000 men who fought in
the battlo of Oorunna, and saw
frequent service in that part of the
military stage till 1814, when he
received his discharge and a pension.
Tlio old saying that pensioners are
long-lived was exemplified in his
case, for he died at the age- of 100,
having enjoyed his pension•■■ for 75
years, ln late years tho veteran
received greater emoluments through
the influence of military friends who
exerted themselves to reward ono
of the last links, if not the very
last, binding the important events
of that timo to  the  present.—Ex.
It pleases the Ne*,Ybtk"fjM* to
enquire: "Is there any other country besides our own in all the world
that has hud a personage in its history who is the object of bucIi
universal admiration among its
peoplo as George Washington is
among the people of the United
States}" Yes, plenty. There died
in England the other day a man
whom both parties exerted themselves to honor, and who passed to
his rest amid the lamentations of a
nation. There are no exact parallels
to Washington, because there are
no exactly similar conditions, but
every country has its hero enshrined
in the heart of every patriot, and it
is nonsense to assert the contrary.—
Our 'Frisco neighbors are abnormally troubled about our fortifications, they want to annex British
Columbin, and don't want to have
too hard a job. Seel The San
Francisco Standard says : A very
small proportion of the people of
this country are aware that the
strongest fort on the American continent is now building on the Pacific
const. When completed it will rank
next to Gibraltar among the world's
fortifications. It commands the
entrance to Puget Sound, the seoond
port of entry on the Pacifio coast,
and ono of tho most important in
the United States. The Britisli
will soon bc able to closo this port
at any moment. No otlier nation
in tho world would permit the building of this great fort to intimiduto a
peaceful neighbor.
"Dr, Philetus Dobbs" gives an
amusing account of a Sunday school
he visited "on the other side of the
world." The superintendent tappod
a bell, without uttering a word, and
the chorist arose and led the singing. Another tap brought another
man to his feot, who read a chapter
of the Bible, At a third tap a
prayer Was oflbred, and so it went
on. Ho said to ono of the teachers,
"Things movo on very quietly here.
1 noticed thnt you got to work at
tho lesson very soon." "Yes," said
the toucher, "that is what I camo
here for." "I notioed also that the
superintendent did not say a word."
"Ho can't," replied the teacher, "ho
is dumb. Wo elected him because
ho couldn't talk, and wo havo had
plonty of timo for the lesson ovor
since. The last superintendent wo
had nearly talked us to death,"
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.
E. S. Scoullar & Co.
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Foundry and Machine Shop
Front St., New Westminster, B. C.
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The Business of ALLSOP ft MASON baa been merged In tke above Company
and will be carried on by the Company from this date w a genenl Lud Investment
and Insuranco Agenry.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage at Low Rites. Town Loti ud Farming
Lands for Sale on eaay terms.
Viclorln a C, May 16th, 1887. dwj«7te
Immense Sale of Boots and Shoes!
:rtj:b:b__:r g-ooids, &cG.
Commencing February gth, 1889.
the undersigned will uow place his entire stock on the market at wholesale
prices) no reserve.   Everything must be aold.
$6,000 worth of Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Rubber Goods, Shoe Findings, ftc.
An early inspection will convince tho public that we mean business.   Terms—
under $50, cash; over $50, secured notes at 3 months with Interest,
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Boots & Shoes!
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN. Weekly Britisli Columiiian,
Wednesday Horning, May su, luss.
Press Despatches. "   /
Little Rook, May; 17.—Advices from
Buck ville say a terrible storm has just
BWept over the town and surrounding
oountry, doing great damage." The wind
was accompanied With hail, which fell as
large as hen's eggs, Forests were leveled
and fields  of  cotton  and com cut'to
Eieoos.   Several dwellings were crushed
y falling hail.
New York, May 17.—Villard and his
friends unite in declaring that Bceokhs,
who challenged bim ton pistol duel, is in-
sane, Villiard entertains no ill-will
toward him. He wishes an examination
of the man's mental condition, so that he
can be. returned to his parents, iu Germany, who entertained Villard a few
years ago. A member of the Villard
party, said to have secured all the stock
necessary to carry on the election, is
milch surprised at the extent of the short
stock interest, The long stock came all
the way from Maine to California. The
stock exchange committe on securities
rules that any certificate of the stock
which that company will transfer is good
Sam Jose, Oal., Moy 17.—The
coroner's jury in the case of James
MoOarlhy, fatally stabbed by Harry
Hines, lost night, found killini! justifiable. The two men were prisoners
at tho jail. McCarthy attacked Hines,
biting a piece off his cheek.
Washington, May 18.—General Felix
Agnus, proprietor of the Baltimore
American, a leading Southern republican
newspaper, is mentioned to succeed tho
late Allen Thorndykn Rice, as 0. S.
minister to Russia.
Port Horon, May 18.—The steam
barge R. P. Ranney, passed down this
moruing and reports the sohooner
Herrick sunk in the lake Huron, 10
miles oast of Presque Island; five lives
are lost, Mate Martin Johnson, of
Detroit; Mrs. Cole Cook, of Cleveland;
Seaman John Chni kvois, of Detroit;
Wm, Ours, Ashtabula, Ohio; Fat
Kannelly, Clayton, N.J.; Cnpt Rusher
of Detroit, and senmanGoodfrend.
St. Petersburg, May 18.—The con-
piracy against the czar recently discovered among army officers in this city was
found to be more widespread than at first
supposed. Not only numerous high officers of St. Petersburg and soldiers aro
among the conspirators, but also regiments at Moscow and Warsaw are implicated in the plot; three oflicers have suicided. A bomb was found at Warsaw,
and hundreds of officers and soldiers havo
been arrested there.; Great excitement
prevails over the affair. Tho czarina is
completely unnerved at the terrible discovery.
Lonbox, May 18. -The steamship Missouri, Capt. Murrell, who on the last
voyage out rescued the passengers of
the sinking steamer Denmark, arrived in
the Thames to-day, from Philadelphia,
Two steamers, laden with frienda and
admirers of the brave captain, went
down river to meet the Missouri, (lap-
tain Murrell and officers, were given a
§rand ovation, and iu reply to the ad-
ress made him the captain spoke highly
of the kindness he received in America,
and thanked those who met him. Tho
captain was overwhelmed with praise and
attention and was forced to strip his uniform of the gilt buttons to distribute
among admirers. Every button was
eagerly seized upon as a relic, Capt.
Murrel wilt be publicly received and banqueted in London,
Rome., May 18.—The pope hai
■uddenly been taken very ill and hii
condition is thought quite serious, as
he is extremely weak.
Madrid, May 18.—News readied
here af a bold and desperate conspiracy by a band of anaichhists to
soize and plunder the town of Succa,
in Valencia, thia morning, which was
averted by the timely discovery by the
authorities. Tho plot waa to be carried out when the male population
were absent, working in tho fields.
■Sens d'armes howover, wero sent to the
scene and arrested the ring-leaders before dawn.
Berlin, May 18.—The National
Zeitung declares that the Sumoan conference has agreed to form a native
government for the islandi; a plenary
meeting will be held Tueaday, which
will probably be the last.
London, May 18.—The Spanish Btr.
Emilinno, Oapt. Benserebca, from Kew
Orleans, April 28, for Liverpool, arrived ut Queenstowu with cotton in
fore and main holds burning fnr two
days. The flumes spread rapidly, and
it was found necessary to jettison 1400
bales of cotton. Three seamen were
overcome and rendered senseless by
amoke and heat. The deck of the
steamer startod in several plaoes, lurir.e
quantities of water and steam being
poured on tho cargo in the endeavor
to quench the fire. It is probable,
however, that it will bo necessary to
discharge tho cargo.
London, May 18.—The appellate
court has decided women cannot ait in
county councils, notwithstanding that
thoy may be duly qualified electors.
Both the lord chiof justice and the
master of the rolle decided that the
electoral votes, while giving women
suffrage and enabling them to voto to
elect members of the county courts,
did not give them the right to be eleoted. This decision is denounced by
the Poll Mull Gazette and other newipapen whioh favor female suffrage,
aa an irritational interpretation of the
aot. It is aaaerted that the verdict
of the oourt Is due to the
influence of the traditional oounty
oouncil, which consisted solely of men,
and to antagonism to the effort to introduce women suffrage into parliament in the Scotch local government
San Francisco, May 18. — MrB.
Terry, wife ot Clinton IJ. Terry, the
millionaire lumber merchant, of Tacoma, to whom the Paris correspondents have been devoting considerable
attention of late in relating to the
world her alleged wrong doings in the
Frenoh capital, has opened a correspondence with her lawyers in this oity.
One of the letters, dated Paris, April
25th, of which the following is an extract, and gives an entirely different
version of tho trouble from the one
cabled from Paris: "All the way frotn
New York to Paris on the steamer
Mr. Terry treated me without tho least
decency, scarcely allowing me to exchange ordinary civilities with our fellow passengers, When we arrived at
Paris I, not being able to speak French
felt very lonely.with my two daughters
and sou. Mr. Terry one dny brought
Mr. Hippolyte to nur rooms and introduced him as a gentleman, who being
able to speak both French and English,
would escort thegirlsand myself around
Paris. Wo were very ulad of this opportunity and accepted Mr. Hippolyte's
kind offices. Aftor a short, time howovor, Mr. Terry accused mo of familiarity with Hippolyte and made nil
sorts of vile charges against mo. I
absolutely deny that I ovor committed
any wrong or intended to in any way.
Finally Terry's attorneys demanded
that I should sign a document in which
I was tn aoknowledgo having broken
my marriage vows, that I bad been
guilty of acta of infidelity with Hippolyte and nlso that if I consented to a
divorce he would pay me §10,000 and
allow me $50 per month to maintain
iny children; I absolutely refused to
sign the paper and the attorneys then
threatened me with arrest and that
they would have me confined in the
St. Lazsro as a common woman. I
absolutely deny.letter concludes,"that
I have ever been guilty of any act of
infidelity against Mr. Terry." Mrs.
Terry's attorneys here state that she
will commence an action for divorce in
the U. S. Ferry will probably go to
Washington territory and endeavor to
have the case heard in Tacoma.
Portland, Or., May 18. —Jas. Connelly, aged 70, during a domestic quarrel with Mrs. Patrick Connelly, his
daughter-in-law, in East Portland,
this morning, pulled a knife and
stabbed her in the region of the heart.
The wound is considered fatal. Mrs,
Connelly ia 23 years old.
Philadalmiia, May 18.—Tho Almy
Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of ladles fine clothes, has made a
general assignment. The mills are
among the largest in Kensington distriot, aud employ about four hundred
hands.   Liabilities are $200,000.
Brooklyn, May 18.—Shortly after
noon to-day a tire was discovered in
the huge still No. 10 of Pratt's immense oil wurks, a; the f- o. of Nurih
Tenth street, Williamsburg. Three
alarms were Bent out, but up to 2
o'elook the firemen had been able to
keep the flumes frum spreading to Ihe
large tanks which surrounded the still.
Fears however are expressed that the
flames will spread, 'llie still contains
aeveral thousand barrels of orude oil.
It is not known how the flames originated.
San Franoisco, May 18.—James
Downey, an iron worker employed on
the new Chronicle building, fell from
the sixth story this morning, and was
Alfred B. Barker, master mechanic,
suicided by swallowing the contents of
a bottle of carbolic acid, this morning,
and is dying in great' agony. Family
dissensions said to be the cause.
Ottawa, May 20.—Mr. Joseph
Page, private secretary to Sir John A.
MacDonald, speaking to a reporter of
the report that Sir John intends to
visit England in reference to the Behring Sea question shortly, said that
there were positively no foundation for
suoh a report. Sir John might he said
go to England in the fall.
Ottawa, May 20.—Hon. Goo. E.
Foster, speaking to a reporter in
reference to the statement recently
cabled from England that the Andersons were experiencing difficulty
in raising capital for an Atlantic fast
steamship line, Baid: "I have not
heard anything which would lead me
to suspect thero is foundation in fact
for the report. So far as as I know
the Andersons are progressing fairly
well in their negotiations and hopo to
be able in a little while to definitely
announce theformution of a company."
Montreal, May 20.—Several important changes are announoed in the
staff of the bank of Montreal. H. V,
Meredith, formerly asst. local manager, is appointed local manager; E,
S. Olouston has been appointed asst.
general manager, and A. MaoNider
inspector and supt. of agencies.
The thermometer on Saturday afternoon registered 88°, the highest
reading in May for 15 years.
Ottawa, May 20.—Mr. Lewis H.
Taohe, private secretary to the Hon.
J. A. Chapleau, says he has received
no intimation of the rumored removal
of that gentleman from the oilice of
secretary of state to that of minister
of railways and canals, Mr. Colby succeeding him,
Belleville, Ont., May 20.—A passenger train was run iuto from the
rear by a timber train on the Madoe
branch of the Grand Trunk this morning, Seventeen passengers were injured, but only two seriously. They
aro Ryan, a horse buyer of Montreal,
and Mra, French, of Huntingdon,
Toronto May 20.—Two boys, Geo
Moore and Fred Milligan, fell into the
Don river on Saturday while playing
nn ita banks, and Milligan, aged 9, was
Klocxb Mills, Ont., May 20.—
During the storm yeaterday afternoon
a eyolone struck the camps of Rochester & Dohorty on the Antoine creek,
twisting large trees off at the roots and
causing the men to run in all directions.
One man had an arm broken by a falling tree, Another was hurt so badly
that he was taken to Mattawa hospital
this morning and may not recover.
Toronto, May 20.—John Morant,
a streot preacher of some note in the
East End, has eloped with Mrs Dowell
one of his itinerant flook.
Toronto, May 20.—The wifo of
Patrick O'Connor, who runs the Sherman house, died from the effects, it is
supposed, of a beating administered by
her husband several weeks ago.
Yaqi-ina, Or., May 20.—A party
came from Alsea Bay last night and
reported that one of the boats from
the ill fated stmr. Alaskan came iuto
Cape Perpetun early yesterday morning with ten of tho wreoked suilora.
They report bavins drifted near one of
the life rafts from the Alaskan wilh
2 dend men on her. The men are now
at Alsea nnd report no news of the
other boat, but gave news to Capt.
Winant, of the str. Mischief, of
their location and direction when last
seen. The Mischief at once put to
sea in search of them. The sailors
saved are in good condition, and strong
hopes aro entertained that Captain
Winant will pick up the missing boat
which is supposed to contain 18 men.
Buffalo, May 20.—Mrs. Oscar Folsom, mother of Mrs. Grover Cleveland, will be married to-night at Jack-
son, Mich., to Henry E. Perrine, secretary of the Buffalo city Cemetory
New York, May 20.—The funeral
services over the remains of the dead
mind-reader, Washington Irving Bishop, wore solemnized this afternoon in
the Grace Protestant Episcopal church.
There was a large attendance. During the morning the face of the dead
man was exposed to view in the undertaker's room. A large number of
friends took a last look at the remains
which were subsequently removed to
the Hoffman house, where the mother
of the deceased, Mrs. Eleanor Fletcher
Bishop, is living, and from there to
the church. The face of the dead man
wore a peaceful and wonderfully lifo
like expression. The interment was
at Greenwood.
London, May 20.—In the hoUBe of
lords to-day the Earl of Meath'a proposal that women be allowed to sit as
moml'ers in county councils wbb rejected by a vote of 128 to 23.
London, Out., May 20-Dominion
Inspector Cowan reports that there is
no danger from hog cholera at Tilbury West, and that the only cases
are very light, tho result of last year's
Lokuon, May 20.—Honri Rochefort was arraigned this morning at the
Vine street police court, charged with
assaulting tho artist Pilotel, on Saturday, on Regent street. The magistrate
bound Rochofort in the sum of £150
to keep tho poace for six montha.
Ottawa, May 20.—His exoellenoy
the governor general, accompanied by
Lady Stanley, Misa Lister, Capt. and
MrB. Cod ville, and the Hon. William
Stanley, will leave un Thursday next,
the 23rd inst., for his excellency's
residence on the Cascapediu.
Belleview, May 20.—A two yoar
old sou of P. Carroosky, was found on
tho fluor insensible, with a bottle that
had contained a gill of brandy beside
him. Every effort wbb made to save
the child but he died after 24 hours uf
terrible agony.
Halifax, May 20.—Christy Bout-
hitler, of St. Margarets Bay, who was
seduced by a soldier last year, was arrested on Saturday for abandoning her
child. The father has gone to Bermuda.
Inoersoll, Ont., May 20.—Frank
Wheeler, aged 30 years, committed
suicide here by cutting his throat. He
had been employed by the Evans Bros.,
piano manufacturing company, but
wan discharged from their service
about two weeks ago. Among his effects were found letters from his
mother at Kingston snd one from a
Winqhan, Ont., Msy 20.—Whilo
bathing in the river yesterday morning, Arthur Long, tinsmith, aged 19,
took cramps and was drowned.
Quebec, May 20.—Hossack's grocery
Btore, on Garden street, was gutted by
tiio.   The loss is heavy.
Ameliasbcro, Ont., May 20.-
Mayor Cunningham was drowned in
lloblin Lake by the upsettiug of a sail
New York, May 21.—The five
story brick building on Front st., occupied by Chas. E. Bellow, storage
warehouse, J. R. Merrihew and John
Wright, dealers in teas and coffees,
was totally burned this morning. Loss
$80,000; fully insured.
San Francisco, May 21.—The Russian church of this city was almost
completely destroyed by firo at one
o'clock this morning. In connection
with the church was a echool fnr boys,
of whom there were thirty-two, together with six priests, sleeping in
the plaoe when the fire broke out. All,
fortunately, escaped, but lest all their
effects. The Iobs is about $25,000,
partially eovered by insurance. Today is the feast of St. Nioholas, tho patron Russian saint, and extraordinary
preparations have been made to celebrate the saint's anniversary with all
the pomp and ceremonial which tho
Greek rites admit. The festival also
was to be a sort of farwell to Bishop
Vladimir, who was to leavo for an
episcopal visit to Alaska and the Aleutian Isles by the Russian man-of-war
Kreyesser, whieh was designated by
the Russian government for that
speoial purpoie. The bishop expected
to leave for Alaska to-morrow, but will
probably be detained for somo time in
consequence of the calamity whioh has
befallen his episcopal seat.
St. Albans, Vt., May 21.—Hon.
Guy C. Noble, one of the most prominent lawyen in Vermont, died suddenly at hia homo in St. Albans this morning, .  -
London, May 21.—William O'Brien
testified to-day before the Parnell
commission. The faot that his testimony was expected to-day drew large
orowds to the court room, and the
witness was listened to with great attention. Owing to O'Briens weak
condition, the result of long imprisonment, he was allowed to remain seated,
lu a low weak voioe, which it waa difficult to hear beyond the counsel's table,
the witness gave a detailed account of
agrarian outrages perpetrated in county Tipperary prior to the formation of
National League in that district. The
league, said the witness, nfter estsb-
liabed, prevented wholesale famine
and fearful war in Ireland in 1870.
The witness deolared no murder had
been committed in Tipperary since the
lengue formed a branch there.
London, May 21.—Tho steamers
Beresford, bound for Hartlepool, and
German Emperor, for London, collided in the channel this morning. Both
vessels sank almost immediately. It
is believed over 30 persons wore
drowned. Nine of the survivors landed at Dover.
Reports of the collision in the channel between the strs. Beresford nnd
German Emperor were exaggerated by
the survivors, who landed at Dover.
Only the German Emperor sank. Tho
Beresford was lost sight of and it was
thought that she went down too, but
she succeeded in keeping afloat and
made for Gravesoi-d, where Bhe arrived in a damaged condition. She
has on board 22 of her own orew and
twelve of the crew of the German Emperor. Both vessels were bound out,
the Beresferd from Hartlepool und the
Ge rnian Emperor from London.
London, May 21.—Tho Princess
Beatrice bas been safely delivered of n
Berlin, May 21.—It ia thought the
great atrike in Westphalia is virtually
over. Labor in this city continues
restless. The reason for this is that
the latest demands were refused.
Three thousand men left work tu-day,
completely suspending building operations. The strike on tramways has
beeu averted, but employees are dissatisfied.
Paris, May 21. —M. Lookray fought
a duel this morning with M. Berg,
editor of the Lyons Republican. The
weapons selected were sabres. M.
Lockray received a slash on the arm,
when his honor was declared satisfied.
Berlin, May 21.—King Humbert,
Iho Princo of Naples and Premier Crispi arrived here to-day. They were
met at the station by the Emperor
William, attended by a retinue of
princes and generals and Prince Bismarck. The visiton were cordially
welcomed by the emperor, who embraced King Humbert and the Crown
Prince. Troops were lined to the
castle nnd numerous arches were
erected under which the procession
passed. Every building on Ihe route
was profusely decorated with (ierniuu
and Italian emblems mingled. The
streets were crowded with people, who
displayed great enthusiam ut ihe sight
of the two Monarchs sitting side by
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■.Seal Grievance.
Editor Colombian:—Sir, About the
first of April I applied for a fishing license to lish Balmon on the-Frasor River,
and last mail I received a letter from Mr.
Mowat, saying my application has been
rejected. Now, Mr. Editor, I fail to see
on what grounds Mr, Mowat refused to
grant me a license. I have been in this
country over 30 years, havo been fishing
more or loss 20 years of the time. Have
in y nets aud boats got to lie and rot for the
want of a license! This is no fool uf a
thing, Mr. Editor. Mr. Mowat will
grant licenses to foreigners that come in
here for the purpose of catching all the
fish, and when tbey are played nut will
pull up and leave the country and take
the proceeds with them. I see an article
in your paper stating that there is 100
licenses outside of cannery boats, and 44
of the number are taken. Now why did
Mr. Mowat refuse my application, as
there are 56 licenses to be taken yet. If
Mr. Mowat will do me justice, he will
explain the thing better, and give me
more satisfaction. Now, Mr. Editor, excuse me for intruding on yonr valuable
space, R, C. Garner,
Johnson's Landing, May 13,1889.
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The Fishery License Question.
Editor Colombian.—What's all this
public meeting about to-morrow night, on
the fishery license question ? What will a
mob at a public meeting know abont the
mattor anyhow! Surely the inspector can
look after the business better than people that don't know anything about it.
Some people are making a lot of noise
about not getting licenses, but who are
they t A good many are not fishermen at
all, but poople who want to speculate on
fishing licenses. Men thst have trades
of their own, and havo nevor fished in
the river before, want licenses, becauso
thoy think it is going to be a good year.
Then some men that are not regular fishermen, and do not live in the country,
come here every four years, when there is
supposed to be a good run, and want to
make a haul, and then they leave and
spend all their money out of the country.
Mr. Mowat has premised to do his best
to get licenses for all regular fishermen
who have boats and nets, and who have
been fishing on the river other seasons,
and I da not believe that any of those will
be left without licenses. I am in
favor of the new regulations about
licenses; they will prevent speculation,
and are in the interest of the real fisher*
men. Yours, kc,
Scientific Fisherman,
Cor. Columbia * Mary Sts.
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Real Estate,
Insurance and Financial
Farming Lands ^Town Lots
Business Property.
Lot facing on Columbia and Front Sts,,
in central portion of the city; several
buildings bring good rent-$22,000.00.
Lot 4, Block 7, near Lytton Square,
66x132 feot, fronting on Columbia and
Front Sts.—$0,000.00.
Corner Lot on Columbia St., 33x66 foet—
Also—Lot and Building with stock of
Goods, one of the best business stands
in the oity.
ImprovedResidential Property
Lot 15, Block 13; two houses rented at
paying figures—$4,500.00.
House and Lot on Lome St., near Col-
Lots 4, 6 k 6, Blook 19; good house,
garden, tto.; ohoioe residence property
Corner Lot on Columbia St.; fenced and
House and Lot on Columbia St.; one of
the finest residences in the city—$7,-
House and Lot on Royal Avenue, near
Douglas St.—$2,000.00.
House and 3 Lots, corner Royal Avenue
and St, Patrick's St.; no better rosidenoe site in the city—$10,000,00.
1 acre, with 7 houses, near tho Park
Vacant Residential Property;
Lot 1, Block 28; corner lot on Agnes St.;
fine residence site-*l200.00.
Lots on St. Andrew's St., near Queen's
Avenue—$500.00 each.
Lots en Montreal, Douglas and Hall-
fax Sts,, near Clinton St.; fine views
and well aituatcd-$350.00, -$375.0»,
Lot on Melbourne St., near Clinton—
Lot 9, Sab-Block 10; fine residence lots—
Lets on Pelham St., near Mary—$600.00
Lot on Pelham St., near St. Andrew's;
fine aite-$500.00.
Lot on St. John's St., near Melbourne—
Lot in St. Andrew's Square—$300,00.
Lots in Block fronting on North Aim
road; fineat chance in the market foi
residence or speculatlon-?125.00 tl
Lots in Subdivision of Lot II, suWfflocl
12-$60.00 to $125,00.
Lots in Subdivision of Lot 17, snb-BIoe
13-$160.00 each.
Lots in Westminster Addition at $15,00
to $50.00. Weekly Bkitish Columbian
Wednesday Moraine, Hay Iill, 1880.
Britiah royalty, remarks an exchange, ia just at present puzzling
ovl-r the problem of finding a wifo
foi- Prince Albert Viotor, who will
be the Prince of Wales if his father,
the present prince, ever mounts the
throne. The young princo is now
twenty-five years of age, and his
royal grandmother apparently thinks
it high time that he had a wife and
an establishment of his own. As
yet parliament has not allowed him
an income and he is entirely dependent upon his father. The worst of
it is that there is no probability that
parlianient will vote him any money
80 long ns he remains unmarried,
and nobody seems to know just
where to look for a wifo for him.
Of courso she must bo a princess of
royal blood, and the law requires
that sbe be a Protestant. Another
German marriage would be intensely
unpopular in England, and, if the
Germans'nre ruled ont, eligible Pro-
tostunt princesses are not numerous,
The marriageable daughters of the
royal family of Denmark aro exhausted at last, and, oven if thoy
were not, tho fact that the Princess
of Wales is the daughtor of King
Christian, would prevent the young
prince from contracting a marriage
with that family, The royal house
of Holland possesses no daughters of
a marriageable age, nor does that of
Sweden. Indeed, outsido of Germany, all Europo does not present a
marriageable Protestant princess. If
the daughter of a German house is
selected as the future queen of England, the old feeling created by the
Battenberg marriage will be aroused
again. A German marriage is clearly not to be desired if an eligible
princess of nny other race can be
discovered. In this extremity some
enthusiastic Englishmen are persistently urging that the young prince
should marry an American girl
Suoh a marriage, they say, would be
very popular in England and, furthermore, it would cement a lasting
anion between the two great
branches of the Anglo-Saxon race.
Many American girls could doubtless be found willing to share the
throne ot' England with Albert Victor, and there could doubtless also
be found many American fathers
with plethoric pocket-books wbo
would indioate their approval of
suoh an alliance by settling upon
the prinoe an income, which would
render him forever independent ot
-parliament. While admitting that
such a marriage would, possibly, be
popular in England, an American
fOOtemponry thinks tbat it would
have very little effect, one way or
the other, upon tho relations between
the Americans and English. "It
nukes little difference to the American people," continues the journal in
question, "whether the future wife
of the young gentleman who hopes
some day to play at being ruler of
Great Britain was born in Italy, in
Germany, or in America, In short,
the American people do not consider
the business of wearing a crown a
very good one, exoept from a financial point of view, and they would
not be overcome with -joy even if all
the remaining British princes should
marry American wives. At the
same time, the American people
have a friendly feeling for that
amiable but exceedingly dull old'
lady who is known as Queen Victoria, and for her sake thoy hopo
that her grandson will succeed in
finding a wife to her liking, whether
she oome from this side of the Atlantic or the other." It may mako
little difference to the averago
American editor, but we venture
the assertion that the feminine portion at least of American society
would experience an unmistakable
thrill if -the decision should actually
be reached to select Britain's
probable future queen from the
ranks of the aristocracy of the
American dollar, and of tremblingly eager candidates for the unwonted honor tho scion of Britisli
royalty would have no lack from
which to select his brido. Should
such a selection actually be made,
the American press would speedily
fall into lino with the crowd nnd
make no ond of hurrah, nnd no one
would blame them for it either. As
for the effect which such a conjunction would have upon the relations
of Britain and America, it would be
more profound than some affect to
believe. Leaving the vory weighty
factor of the American dollar out of
consideration—which eomwehat demoralizes, the scales—it is more
probable, We think, that, failing to
secure a suitable consort from dny
of the European royal families,
Princo Albert Viotor—or those who
are running the delicnto mattor for
him {for princes are not freemen
in such matters)—will bo likely
to turn tothe English nobility before
looking across the water for the
daughter of a commoner.
Job printing of all kinds neatly done
at the Columbian office. Pricei will be
found as low as at anv other offioo in
tb* m-ovlnoe —Adt
Children Cryfor
The ratepayers of Victoria have
passed the two by-laws voted on
Tuesday, involving the borrowing
and guaranteeing of interest on a
total of $85,000, to be spent on street
improvements—140,000 for an electrio street railway, and 845,000 for
streets and bridges within the city.
The by-laws were both carried by
large majorities. It has been apparent right along that this would be the
result: Victoria has waked up lately
in good earnest and her citizens have
no intention of "getting left," if enterprise and decision will enable them
to hold their own and forge ahead.
Ihey recognize that in this stage of
the province's development a city
that doesn't get out of the old ruts
and provide itself with modern conveniences and necessaries will be
hopelessly side-tracked and put out
of the running in no time. Speaking of the polling day, the Colonist
of Wednesday says: "The obstructionists were nowhere yesterday, tbe
mossbacks had almost disappeared,
The spirit of progress pervaded the
oity." Happy are the people that
are in such a caso, we would say.
The capital city is to be congratulated on the passing of these by-laws,
and on tho spirit of its citizens
which is apparent in tho healthy
majorities given. May the ratepayers of the royal city do as well,
when their turn cOmes— on the 13th
of Juno next.
The latest in connection with the
Irish question is the suggestion,
wliich seems to be regarded with
favor by almost every one exoept
the queen, that an incumbent of the
blood royal should temporarily fill
the position of lord lieutenant of
Ireland, until the abolishment of
that office—which, is on the cards
for next year—in favor of administering its duties and honors by a
chief secretary for Ireland, with the
rank and dignity of a secretary of
state. H.R.H. the Princo of Wales
has magnanimously intimated his
willingness to put in half of his time
at Carey Castle, and the warmhearted Irish, who are the most
loyal people going, if given half a
show, are understood to hail the
prospect with satisfaction and delight. There oan be no question
that the jolly and courteous prince
would thoroughly capture the Irish
peasantry, especially, if he would
only identify himself with the "ould
sod" for six months out of the year,
and, with his position and prospects,
to say nothing of his engaging manners, he would, as lord-lieutenant of
Ireland, accomplish muoh gOod in.
softening the asperities and hard
feelings that, former mal-administra-
tions have raised and provoked.
The Irish have ever been disposed
to be tractable and indulgent, even
enthusiastic, towards scions of British royalty, Onco upon a time, history tells us, in the year of Our
Lord eleven hundred and something,
a prince royal, hardly in his 'teens,
Prince John of dubious memory,
was sent across the Irish Sea, with
the' commission of lord of Ireland,
by his doting father, to conciliate
and win the loyalty of the Irish
chieftains, The plan worked well,
for the chivalrous Irish flocked to
the young prince's court and did him
homage; but the foolish boy and his
Norman followers put themselves
"into the soup" by mischievously
tweaking the long beards of the
more venerable chiefs and impolitely
and as impoliticly laughing in their
faces. As a natural consequence of
such a wanton outrage on good manners and common decency, the "emerald isle" speedily became too warm
for the viceregal scapegraces, and
King Henry's good intentions, which
might easily have been carried out
with the best of results, were worse
than frustrated by tho ill-considered
and untimely lovity of tho youthful
John, a characteristic which clung
to that unfortunate prince, along
with other weaknesses, through lifo.
The wind has blown through Albert
Edward's whiskers, however, too
long for him to bo guilty of nny suoh
indiscretions ns thoso perpetrated
by his way-back predecessor, antl
nothing but good would result, from
the Prince of Wales accepting oven
for a short torm tho lord-lieutenancy
of Ireland,
Judges of tho; supremo court are
supposed to lm gentlemen, nnd we
arc luippy to say- thnt, most of them
are. The uliief justico of tho province, however, who, in virtue of his
high position, nnd being worshipful
knight to boot, should sot a hotter
example, seems determined (jo. try
and rovorse tho popular impression.
The press is the particular 6efe rioti-
of his mightiness the chief justice,
and on every possible occasion he
embraces—literally' lili'gs—the opportunity to say something iiasty to
or about tho gentlemen of the
"fourth estato." This propensity
does not do any honor to the ohief
justice, but wo suppose he can't help
it. In the libel suits, Sir Wm. Hoste
vs. the Colonist and the Times, triod
Pitcher's Castoria.
in Viotoria tho other day, the chief
justico used the following unnecessary and abusive expressions in the
course of liis remarks to the jury :
"Wretohed reporter," "wretched little youth," and, in his judgment on
the Times case, "wretohed paper,"
&o. Sir Matthew Bailey Begbie
has done much valuable service
for his country in this province. In the early, rough-and-
ready times he was pre-eminently
the right man in the right place—a
veritable host in himself—and fairly
and fully won his spurs; but a past
good reoord does not give unlimited
license for a display of bad temper.
If this sort of thing continues, tbe
newspapers of the province will
have to be protected by legal enactment against "contempt of the
The stories of outrageous treatment of the unfortunate patients in
insane asylums are constantly receiving fresh accessions. There
would seem to be something in tbe
peculiarly helpless condition of the
mentally deranged to provoke the
brutality of their keepers, Of
course there have been cases, in
private asylums especially, where
the death of the victim has been
deliberately designed by thoso who
placed him in the asylum, and the
cruel treatment is a pre-arranged
means to the end. The "wretohed
reporter" has rendered much service
to tho world and to humanity by
ferreting out and exposing suoh
cases, by the novel expedient of
feigning madness and voluntarily
submitting himself for weeks at u
time to tho indignities, cruelties,
and risks to health and life of these
dens of villany. The latest recital
of horriblo inhumanity in nn insane
asylum comes from Chicago, where
an investigation was held, about the
first of this month, by a coroner's
jury, into tho cause of the death of
Robert Burns, a patient in the insane asylum at Jefferson. Three of
the attendants were charged with
beating Burns to death. The most
damaging testimony was that of
Oharles Beck, a reporter, who successfully played the insanity dodge
and was admitted to the asylum,
where ho was an eye witness to
much of tbo brutal treatment which
reduced Burns in ten days from a
strong roan to a complete physioal
wreck, resulting in death. Tho
story was one of most revolting and
heartless cruelty. Witness detailed
at great length repeated acts of brutality which he accused the attendants of inflicting upon tlio unfortunate man. He declared that the
pationt was not unruly, but seemed
to be dazed and incapable of understanding what was wanted of hiin.
Beck told how aftor their arrival at
the asylum he and Burns were given
dold baths and then left shivering
in a cold room for fifteen minutes.
Then after examinination Burns was
ordered to sit upon a bench. He did
not seem to understand nnd was
thrown violently upon one. Rising
in a helpless way, Attendant Richardson kicked him violently in tbe
abdomen. Burns again attempted
to rise, whou the brutality was repeated, Richardson, Orogan and
Bechs eaoh taking part in kicking and striking the helpless lunatic in the side and stomach and
bruising his face with their fists.
They undertook to dress his wounded
leg, jerking him about roughly and
causing him excruciating agony,
meantime continuing their blows,
When the wounds were dressed
Orogan picked up one of Burns'
shoos and struck tho unoffending
pationt over the head with the heel
of it, cutting a great gash. By this
time tho victim was in a half-
conscious Oondition. That night
Burns, not undressing promptly
when ordered, was kicked by
Richards, in the abdomen and
knocked across the room, This is
only the record of one day's brutality,
which was kept up until the man's
death. The reporter enmo out of
the asylum at tho ond of ten days.
He told how, when friends secured
his release, Dr. Kierdim, superintendent of the asylum, shook his
head ominously and advised ugainst
it. He declared the reporter to be
incurably insane; that be kuow this
because he had watched the case
very closely. Kiernan's chief of
staff concurred in this opinion. A
verdict was reached in short order
by the jury, finding that Richardson
and Orogan caused Burns' death.
The two men, und also Bech, are
under indictment for murder.
There seems little doubt that - Dr.
Kiornan and Shubort also will have
bills of some sort presented against
them by the grand- j»ry. This is
Only one, out Of numberless instances,
in which tho ."wretched roportor,"
amid his other multifarious duties,
has done moro to unearth' crimo and
insure its punishment, than ail. the
ponderous machinery of judges, lawj
yers and detectives combined—-without disparaging theso at nil; but
honor to whom honor is duo,
James L. Hughes, inspector of the
Toronto' public schools, is spoken of as
the conservative candidate In East
Durham. I  I
(From Daily Columbian, May 1.5.)
A blank sheet at the police court today.
The Exposition fund is still open
for subscriptions. Dont be baokward
about coining forward, anybody.
The annual re-union of those who
took part in the battlo of Batoche was
held Monday evening at Toronto.
Flags were flying at half moat
throughout the oity today out of respect to the memory of the late Loftus
It. Mclnnes, M. ti.
The crops in the vicinity of Chilliwack are well advanced and are said
tn give promise of a magnificent yield.
The farmers are all hopeful and eon-
The street sprinkler has enjoyed a
delicious rest for the past week, but
indications point towards its usefulness being brought into play again bo-
fore 24 hours have elapsed.
The Westminster cricket club plays
a match with the Viotoria olub at the
capital city on May 25th. Our club
will bave. to do a great deal of praotice
in the meantime if it expects to come
out of the engagement  triumphantly.
The rifles paraded last night and
were marched to the echool grounds
where skirmishing was practiced for an
hour. The movements were all made
by bugle sounds, and the drill was performed in a most creditable manner.
Tlie band was in attendance and enlivened the school grounds with some
fine muBlc.
Messrs. King and Dickinson, of the
Bellingham Bay & Navigation Company, returned yesterday from a trip
to New Westminster and along tho
proposed line of the road. They report that 500 men are working north
of tho line and 160 south. Somo
eight miles are now graded and ready
for the steel south of the live.—Seattle
P. I., May 12.
The lacrosse club is rapidly gaining
iu membership and gives good promise
of becoming the most popular athletic
club in the city. Last night over
twenty players took part in the practice, and somo fine bits of play were
developed. Many members of tho
club have never played beforo this season and some of these aro coming tn
the front in splendid style and will
make excellent players iu time.
The cheering news conies from
Ottawa that our member Mr. D. Chisholm, is vory much improved in health
and is gaining strength daily. The
last roports published wore very
gloomy indeod, nnd Mr. Chisholm's
many friends despaired of his life.
The outlook for his recovery is now
bright, and we hopo before many woeks
to have Mr. Chisholm back with us
again, as strong and hearty as of yore.
Good tor All.—Doar Sirs:—I can
recommend Hagyard's Yellow Uil as a
sure cure for rheumatism, from which
disease I suffered for some timo, but was
cored with two bottles. It is the best
thing I can get for man or horse, J.
MUSTARD, Strathavon, Ont.
A lane Fruit Orchard.
Mr. J. W. Stein, of Brownsville, is
about to Bet out ono of the largest fruit
orchards in British Columbia. He
purchased to-day from Mr. J. L. Walworth $1000 worth of fruit trees, whioh
will be set out this fall. This sale of
trees is considered the largest oyer
made in the province. Five years
from the present date Mr. Stein will
have a gold rhino in his orchard if ho
is favored with ordinary luck,
Postal Changes.
The postmaster-goneral has issued a
eiroular announcing that tho rate of
postage upon letters, addressed to
places in Canada and tho United States
will be 3 ots. per ounce instead of 3 cts.
per half ounce. The fee fur registration in future will bo 5 cts. for all
classes of correspondence instead of 2
cts. as heretofore. Drop letters will
be 1 cent per ounce. Letters wholly
unpaid will be sent to the dead letter
office. *
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A Villainous Character..
Maclugo, the Spaniard sent up for
trial fur committing a horrible assault
on little Leonard Henley, has elected
to be tried under the "Speedy Trials
Act," and tho date of the ' trial has
beon fixed for the 22nd inst. Maclugo
is one of the worst villains unhung,
and has a record of the worst kind.
He has served a term in the penitentiary for the attempted rape of a woman, near Brownsville, and besides
which ho has served four or fivo terms
in gaol for various other crimes. He
is even too base and degraded to be
allowed to associate with ordinary
 mm. —
Our tonne Hoodlum*.
The latest complaint concerning the
conduct of boys comes from the re.
sidents of Douglas Btreet. A number
of boys, all well known, gather each
night in the vicinity of Douglas and
Agnes streets and play all sorts of
foolish and unpleasant pranks, suoh as
stringing a wiro across tho sidewalk
for the purpose of tripping people, or
placing some sort cf obstruction outside a gate, for the same purpose. It
is becoming more and moro evident
that the polioe will be forced to make
an example of some of these young
hoodlums, and tho sooner tho example
is made the better it will be for the
The five yoar old child of Wm,
Amot, saloon keeper, in Hamilton,
uttered an alarming ory Sundny, and
a livo cookroach was found in its
mouth. Doctors were called in and
nbout a dozen oockroaohoa woro vomited up, three or four being alive, It
is thought the cockroaches crawled
into the infant's stomach while ualecp.
A Prized Gin.
There are many people in this world
who are brave enough to look a gift
horse in the mouth, but veiy few will
be found sufficiently courageous to examine the pearly teeth of the bear.
The boar presented to Mr. Walworth
a couple of weeks ago by a kind friend
in Nanaimo, Btill lies on the O. P. N.
wharf unclaimed, and is likely to remain there till Doomesday unless some
great earthquake or other commotion
heaves the cage into the river. Poor
Bruin has become dejected and morose
since arriving from the Island, and has
developed a playful way of endeavoring to pluck a handful of  flesh  from
any passer-by.
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Incendiary Fire.
Capt. Pittendrigh returned yesterday from Sumas where he went for the
purpose of holding an inquest on the
fire whioh, on April 30th, destroyed a
house, barn and dairy, valued at $1,-
600, the property of Mr. D. M. Stewart. The evidenco adduced went to
show that the house had not boen occupied fur five months, and during
that time there had been no 'clearing
or brush fire iu the neighborhood. The
house was fully a mile distant from its
nearest neighbor slid therefore could
only havo been fired intentionally.
Mr. Moresby was present at the inquest and did all in his power to bring
good evidence to light- Mr. Stewart
has been living in Vancouver for a
considerable length of time, he having,
employment there. Tho jury found a
vordict to the effect that the buildings
woro willfully set on fire by some
person or persons unknown. This is
Ihe third incendiary fire that has occurred at Sumas within the Inst two
yours and the people are naturally
much agitated over tho occurrences.
A reward will be offered for the apprehension nf the guilty person or
Consigned lo Earth.
The funeral of tho lnte Loftus R.'
Mclnnea, M. D., took place this morning from his late residence, Columbia
Bt., to St. Peters R. O. church, where
Pontifical Requiem High Mass was
celebrated by Hight Rev. Bishop
Durieu, assisted byRev. Fathers Mc-
Guoken and J oil. The services,
which were most impressive, were attended by a vory large number
of people and friends of tho do-
ceased, among whum were Mayor
Hendry and the members of
tho city counoil and the majority
of our leading citizens. At the conclusion of the servico the casket
was borne from .the ohurch and placed
in the hearse. The pall-bearers were
Oapt. Pittendrigh, Jas. Wise, A. W.
Lundboni, Wm. Johnston, James
Leamy and F. Stirsky. Tho funeral
cortege was very large and presented
an imposing spectacle as ; it wound
down the hill to Sapperton. During
the interval from the time the body
was removed from the ohuroh till lt
was finally consigned to mother earth
the church bell tolled at intervals of a
few seconds, tho mournful tones of
which added additional solemnity to
the occasion, The laat Christian rites
over the body were performed at the
grave in the presence of the many sorrowing friends, who watched with regret tho earth cover from sight all
that was mortal of the deceased!.
The Mclhodlsl Conference
Special to the Columbian.
Victoria, May 15.—Tho Methodist
conference opened at 0.30 to-day,
Rev, E. Robson presiding.' Present,
23 ministers and IC laymen. Officers
elected, Rev. J. Hull, presidont; Bev.
C. Bryant, secretary; Bev. C. M.
Tate, assistant secretary; Rev, J, P.
Bowell, journal sec.
The president of the conference received a letter from Dr. Carman,
general superintendent, expressing
regret that owing to the serious
illness of Mrs. Carnion ho would
not be able to reach the province in time for the conference. His
absenco is a great disappointment.
Norlh Field Hallway.
A survey party, in oharge of Mr. R.
Heylarid, oiyil engineer, is now engaged in locating the lino of railway from
the North Field Mino of the Vancouver Coal Company to tho shipping
point at Departure Bay. Tho now
line will cross both tho East Wellington colliery and the Esquimalt and Nanaimo railway lines. Tho line will be
about four miles in longth and will be
built to the same gunge as the present
lines belonging to the new Vancouver
Coal Company.
Extensive loading wharves and
shutes will be erected at Departure
Bay betweon tho East Wellington
colliery wharves and what is known aB
Newcastle or Hnrewnod Puitit. The
shipping point is about ono-and n-hiilf
miles distant from this city, nnd just
beyond the Newcastle reserve. It is
the intention, we understand, of Mr.
Samuel M. Robbins, superintendent of
the company, to push tho construction
of thu linO with all possible dispateh.
It is expected the coal will be, reached
in the shaft by the end of July, Mr.
Robert Scott, tho con tractor, iB progress-
sing favorably with the work, The
exact route of the line has not yet been
definitely deoided upon, exoept that it
will be taken to Departure Bay.—Free
'Faithfully Recommended.—"In the
Spring ef 1888,1 had hiflamatlon of tho
lungs, which left my lungs weak. I had
n very bad cough, and resolved to try
Hagyard's Pectoral Balsam. It did me
more good than any other medicine I
have ever taken, and I can faithfully
recommend it." Miss MARY KAY,
Virginia, Ont,- ,
Albert Thompson, a well-known
grain mart of Manitoba, caught on tho
bolting In Mitohell's elevator, wob
mangled and died Wednesday night.
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Absolutely Pure.
This powdor never varies, a marvel of
purity, stretistli and wholeMomeness. More
economical tlian the ordinary kinds, and
cannot bo sold In competition with the
multitude of low test, short weight alum,
or phosphate powdera. Bold only ln cans.
Royai. Baking Powdhk Co., 106 Wall Bt,.
New York. Stely
Merchant Tailor,
Mr. Bison will bo at the Colonial Hotel
the lirst Wednesday tn eaoh month (or
the purposed taklngorders.     dwja23to
Corbett & Kennedy,
I "W sJA. Xt Bl.-
Front Street,   •   New Westminster,
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 workmen; satisfaction guaranteed.
Estimates furnished for Galvanised Iron
Cornice, Roofing, Plumbing, Gas-nttlng,
Steam and Hot water Heating, &o.
tm- Entrance to premises on Mary St.,
In rear of Bank of B. O. dwmhuto
Samuel Mellard,
Dealer la Cutlery, Earthenware,
Books, Stationery and Medicines.
Hand Agent, Conveyancer, and
notary Public.
Agent for "The Columbian."
Post Oflico Address, Ohilliwhack.
 wJeMte ■_	
Bank of Montreal.
' -     .ESTABLISHED 1818.
CAPITAL (all paid up), . $12,000,000
BUST.       -       • '     •       0,000,000
Head Office, - Montreal,
SIR D. A. SMITH, K. O. M. Q>-President.
a, A. DRTJMMOND, Esa.-Vlce-Ereslden»
W. J. BUCHAN AN-Goneral Manager.
Eng.; Now York, Chloago, and In all
principal cities and towns tn Canada.
Interest allowed on speoial deposits.
Manager, Vancouver.
Suu-Aoent, New Westminster.    - -1
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Merchant tailor
Black & Fancy Worsteds
Striped und Check
BS & O-JBUfll
Opp. Oolonial Hotel
Columbia St,,   ■   New Westminster,
Family Groceries
Columbia Slreet, ..  New WCKlmhuter.
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I-/EEKLY British Columbian
J'.Wednesday Morning, |H»r p, "»»•
fXFrom Daily Columbian, May 16.)
The Vancouver  plumbers are  on
f The oity was alive with Vanoouvor
people to-day.
Beal estate continues  most  active
nd the demand is steadily increasing.
(I Both the Boyal Oity Mills and   the
runette Saw Mills are ramiing night
nd day at present,
The new civio buildings on MoKeu-
e street are approaching completion
id will soon he ready for occupation.
Three carloads of blooded stock and
tL consignment of thoroughbred poultry
Mrrived from the east last  night, con-
[-gned to parties in Victoria and  on
lie Delta,
k More strawberries I Mr. Jas. Wise
(.id on our table this afternoon some
ie ripe strawberries, just picked
iom his garden on Boyal avenue and
vumises to mnke it a box in a day or
ivo. Thanks, in advance.
" At the police oourt this , morning a
Ijoman named Mary Bird, a keeper of
' house of ill-fame, was charged with
^lawfully detaining the property and
'earing apparel of Belle Moore, an innate of ber house. No one apperedito
K-oseouto and the caso was dismissed
,/ith costs.
The two men who robbed Grass's store, at Vanoouver, of $1,800
forth of jewelry, and were arrested in
leattle, could not bo roturned to Vnn-
(Oliver. The Seattle police, however,
Utained them on charge cf I having
.muggled goods into the country, and
jiey are now held on thnt chargo.
I) Bipe strawberries aro nut bad for
\e 10th of May. We received a box
box of "tirst-truits" to-day from Mr.
). McPhaden, grown on his ranoh
['ear the cily. Mr. McPhaden in-
Jnnns us thut he picked several boxes
jhis morning nnd in a few days expects
i flood the market with the delicious
Policemen Suffer from rheumatism,
iyspepsia, billiousness, kidnej complaint
Ind many other ills, iu exactly tho same
pannor as ordinary mortals, snd Bur-
Jock Blood Bitters cures them quickly
' ud permanently just as it always does
fn every case, from whatever cause aris-
W-        __________
Southern Hallway Jliiiirrs.
Southern Railway affairs are progressing quietly Bud satisfactorily all
iliuii! the line. By the end of this
fflionth seven miles of road will be
Jirnded and ready for the rails on this
md of the line, and by tho end of
[lime it is expected that two-thirds of
lhe British Columbia section will be
Hmiliarly completed, Near Whatcom
Kwn hundred men have beon put on,
iind between Whatcom and Seattlo the
nrvoyors are at work.
From llie North.
Tho str. Princess Louise arrived from
Sans and Skeena rivets yesterday at
noon, thirteen days  being consumed
i',n the round trip. Tho canneries are
Reported to be ready for the salmon
.ruii, whioh is expected to begin in
about two weeks. Four missionaries
were among tho passengers, and on
board the steamer an Indian named
'Bat," charged with niurder of an In-
Idinn woman somo months ago, was
Kbrought down, and also, three Indian
I -wituessos.—I'uesciai/'s Colonist
  1—-♦ •1*	
Maple Ridge Hemorl-tl Service.
A memorial service was  held  here
ion Sunday last (May 12th) in memo
,'iiiiii of Rev. E. B. Hemlaw and the
children who died from diphthoria during the winter. Tho Bev. Mr. Stevens
jfUciated, selecting for his text a verse
..rom the 14th ohapter of Job: "Man
Wioth and wasteth away; yea, man
li'iveth up the ghost, aud where is lief"
[ll'ho choir rendered touohing and suit-
fiible musical' selections at intervals,
I'jcd by Miss J. Trembath. The scr-
lyico was solemn,, and all joined in
'•ommemurating one who had labored
'i,o well in the Methodist cause hero.—
 ...' )     m          .—
. A Fine New Residence.
Mr. H. V. Edmonds is about to
If.-roct a handsome and commodious
^,-esidonce for himself on his  property
I'.t the corner of Queen's avenue and
.'ark lime. Tho situation is a charming
line direotly opposito the new park and
Commanding a line view of the city and
river.   The plana ahow a beautiful ox-
■trior, two Btories  beaides baaoment,
,-ml a spacious well arranged interior;
the whole being modern in overy  respect.   The interior will bo finished iu
Wive woods—alder, maple and cedar
-and will probable  show  some  superior joiner's work.   This tine rcsi-
I'enoo when completed will oost  ever
r 40,000 and he nu ornament  to  that
1-rArtof theoity.   Mr. G. V?. Grant is
Tlio arohitool.  A
. —i—    --.—«-——.—
Horse Antics.
k- Columbia  street  wns   more   than
liisually lively unci attractive last night.
I'fVfter the usual parado of the  Salva-
I .ion arm-/ and the oxcitoiuont thoro-
Iif'rom had dlocl  away  Mr.   Dashwood
TJonos' horso undertook to "go it alone"
I'or tlio edification of tho general public   The animal succeeded admirably,
ViiUt was finally capturod after kicking
np a terrible dust.   About the same
pme a refractory saddle   horse   made
Miovoval fraiitic attempts to rid itself of
she encumbranco on its back.   After
backing and filling for a time the rider
Vas finally dislodged,  and  tho  victorious animal  galloped   down   tho
htreet, its tail waving proudly through
pe air and its general appoaranoe in-
Mioatiag "see  lho conquering  heme
mica.1' - ;
"The Scrap nook."
Will be presented by the Boyoe-
Lansing Co. this evening. Though its
"plot" iB not a deep one, it will be
found sufficient to act as a "binding"
for the grout variety of "scraps" contained within its covers. It abounds
with the latest and most popular songs
nnd music, embraces a great variety of
new and novel musical and comedy
specialities, giving ample scope for the
display of tho peculiarly versatile
talents uf eaeh member of the company.
It is designed to mako you laugh. In
a word, its mission is to give its- auditors two hours of clean, delightful
amusement. After witnessing it you
will add your verdict to that of thousands of others, viz., "Its mission iB
well conceived,   and   most  faithfully
carried out."
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Au Abscnliulniled Slwasll*
YeBterday an absent-minded Siwash
oame nearly being wafted to the happy
hunting grounds, using Vianen's slip
us a starting point. He had finished
unloading his salmon and was busily
occupied in making a mental calculation of tho chicltamen securing {herefrom, ut the same time walking along
the edge of the floating Blip. In years
gone by Mr. Vianen's forefathers were
of a piratical turn of mind, which profession seems to have beon inherited by
the present head of the house, as it is
impossible for anyone to,get access to,
or egress from, his slip without first
having to "walk the plank," The Siwash being unaccustomed to narrow
paths forgot to look for the plank and
when the end of the slip was reached, his progress being unchecked, he
naturally stepped off and down into
the water. There is nothing like cold
water to revive a man and bring him
to his senses, and so it waa with the
Siwash. He recognized instantly he
had made a mistake, and just as his
head disappeared frnm view ho gave
vent to a howl of disgust which startled
the echoes on both Bides of the river and
announced to the surrounding reality
that a Siwash had blundered. He was
finally dragged out, greatly lamenting
his unfortunate wash.
Balber Queer.
By the disbandment of the 7th battalion twenty-four offioers aotuslly pais
out of the military service. Altogether the clean sweep made by tho
minister last week removes 53 Ontario
oflicers, fifteen Quebec officers, two
Now Brnnswiok officers, nino Nova
Scotia officers, and two British Columbia officers—-in all 81—from the active
list. Besides tho 7th but tulion, the Vic
toria Rifle Company of British Colum
bia is disbanded. By tho wiping out
of this company British Columbia is
left with a volunteer forco of 225 officers and men all told. The Victorians
are no more because they were found
by the deputy adjutant-general at the
last inspection to bo non-effective. It
is somewhat queer that the report of
the ti. A. G. has been acted
upon with such alacrity, soeing
that the St. Jean Baptiste Rifle
Company of Manitoba, a French
organization, reported time and again
to bo non-effective and worse thaii useless, is allowed to remain on the list.
Not only has this St. Joan Baptisto
company boon so reported upon, but
it is actually Without arms and accoutrements. The rifles wero turned in a
couple of years ago, and the auditor-
general's report still annouhces the
payment of a small sum for "tho care
of arms,"—Mail.
(from, Daily Columiiian, May 17.)
The hotels are doing a splendid business at present.
The Rifles band enlivened Columbia
street last night for half an hour. The
airs were old fashioned and pretty, and
being played in good time and with
spirit, the effect produced was excellent.
The court room last night was crowded to suffocation and so great was the
curiosity to hear the evidence of Mrs.
Hogg that a dollar admission fee
would not have reduced the number of
the audience.
The Royce Lansing Company played
last night to a fair house and met with
a good reception. "Scraps" was well
acted and gave lots of opportunity for
a good laugh. The musio was pleasing
and the whole entertainment gave
Tho water in the river rose a little
higher last night. Driftwood continues to pass down to the gulf in large
quantities,which leads many old timers
to hopo we will miss the high water
in July this year. The snow has
almost disappeared from the mountain
peaks, and this also is considered a
good sign.
A terrible accident occurred on Sunday at Seattle, resulting in the death
of Mrs. Wagener and twenty others
were injured. A cable oar was running on one of the stoop grades so well
known in that city, when through
some obstruction the car was thrown
from the track with the above disss-
trous result.
Nanaimo is on thorns ooncerning the
case of a Chinaman who is in the city
supposed to be suffering from that
loathsome disease, leprosy. The jail
officials did not want him and he was
allowed to go to Chinatown, but as the
celestials did not desire his oompany it
is problematical What-will ultimately
become of him.—Conner.
The celebrated bear, which Mr.
Walworth hesitated so long to accept,
haB been removed to the owner's residence on Boyal avenue, and is chained
to a post under the old high school
shod. To the school children bruin is
at once a source of terror and pleasure.
It is to be hoped the animal will be
most securely chained up.
Beard ol Trade.
At a meoting of the council of tho
bonrd of trado held yesterday after
noon, several matters of public inter
est wore taken up. A letter was read
from Mr. II. Abbott enolosing a tracing from a plan of Ihe proposed Mission bridgo showing u draw of 80 feet,
with rows of piles driven on each side
as loaders to the draw so as to facilitate the passage of vessels. Mr. Abbott enclosed two letters from steamboat men expressing the opinion that
this arrangement would provide sufficient accomodation for shipping, and
on the strength of this Mr. Abbott
aaked the board to modify its demand
for a 100-foot draw. After fully discussing the matter tho board passod a
resolution reaffirming its opinion that
the draw should be 100 feet, as no evidonco or circumstance had boen presented to it which would justify tho
modification asked. Tho secretary
was also instructed to ask Mr. Abbott
to inform the board whore he proposed tn plaoe tho draw and iu whnt
depth of water, us it hud been advised
that Iho draw would probably be
placed where the water was frequently
insufficient for the passage of steamers.
Tho board was advised that four
street lettor boxes had been ordered for the city in response to its
suggestion, nud a resolution was passed
respecting the most suitable places for
them to be erected, and requesting
that au additional box bn furnished for
Sapperton. A copy of the new river
chart wbb presented, and a committee
wns appointed to examine it and report. Tho committee appointed to report upon Mr. Munn's application to
havo the Nortii Arm deepened reported that a proper.estimate of the cast
could not be given without a eurvoy,
and suggested that the federal government be requested to have soundings
taken. , Tho roport wob adopted. The
secretary was instructed to ask tho
post office authorities for a better mail
service between this eity and Port
Moody, which is not now satisfactory.
W. 12. Belcher, freight agent 0,P. R.,
has resigned his position in Winnipeg,
to accept the position of eastern freight
agent of the Northern Pacific & Manitoba Railway, with headquarters lit
ministers, etc.," was passed in the conference.
Rev. J. VV. Wadman, M. A., having
tendered his resignation with a view to
assuming a professorship in the Phil-
ander-Smith College of Tokio, Japan,
the Baid resignation was accepted.
Bev. J. W. Patterson having tendered his resignation from the ministry of the church, asked for his credentials.
The first draft of the stationing committee's report was submitted, which
is subject to alteration, and which we
will publish when finally amended.
Conference adjourned.
A conference prayer meeting was
held from 12 to 12.30 o'clock.
In the afternoon tho various committees were struck, and a very im-
SressivO memorial service for the late
lev. B. B. Hemlaw was rendered.
An interesting educational meeting
was held Wednesday night, Hev. J.
Hall, the newly elected president in
the chair. Interesting addresses wore
given by Bev. S. J. Thompson, J. P.
Bowell, and J. W.  Wadham, M.  A.
Queen's Hotel
■_Te-*"" TJ^est-rriirister, 23. O.
the best style and fitted with all modern conveniences, having
bath rooms and closets on every floor. It has lately been elegantly furnished throughout, and the appointments are complete in every way.
The cuisine, under the charge of n first-class white chef, is a specialty,
and the best of everything will always be found on the table.
The Queen's is intended to be a superior house in every respect, and
we hope, by caro and attention to the comfort nnd wants of guests, to
win their appreciation.
Terms, $2.00 to $3.00 per JDay.
MILLER & CO., Proprietors.
IToBar cciwiocteS. -wltli tiio Houss.
Never Despair,—'Even when all
seems lost, there is yet hope. Many a
despairing, disheartened victim of dyspepsia, liver complaint, kidney complaint,
scrofula or rheumatism, has been brought
baok to health and usefulness by Burdock Blood Bitters, the greatest remedy
known for all blood diseases.
A Warning lo Bora.
Two lads named MoBroom and Higgins, who have long been a source of
annoyance to the neighborhood, have
been summonod to appear at the police
court to-morrow morning to answer
the oharge of wilfully disturbing a
meeting held for the purpose of divine
worship. The boys ' in question enjoyed themselves by banging the windows of the Methodist churoh last
night while the usual weekly prayer
meeting was in progress. The nuisance
was so long continued and with suoh a
wilful attempt at disturbing - the worshippers that onO of the congregation
was forced to have them summoned in
order to prevent a recurrence of such
doings. The many warnings these
boys have had seem to have borne poor
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Third Provincial Conference Heeling of
lhc MelhiHllsl t'hnrch.
The third provincial conference commenced its regular missions in the Pandora slreet Methodist ohurch, Viotoria,
on Wednesday, the 15th inst,, at 9.30
a. m„ Rev. E. Robson, president, in
the chair.
The hours of conference sessions
were fixed as follows : ft to 12; 2 to
5.30 p. in.
The conference went into committeo
on the examination of ministerial character.
The reception of the recommendation Of the Fort Simpson district, that
"whereas Bev. A. B.' Miller having
satisfactorily passed examination, etc.,
he bo received into full connection
with the church nnd ordained," was
movod by Rev. G. T. Hopkins and
W. W. Bart, E. J. Irwin, and M.' J.
Stevens, having satisfactorily passed
the third years' examination, and each
having travelled three yoars were continued on probation.
Thero are no probationers of two
years and none of ono yoar in the conference.
The I'e.uomincndatiou of tine Victoria
district, in substuncu, "that John E.
Gardner, who is in charge of the Chineso mission in tho city of Victoria,
nnd who this year comes up for reception on probation'," be received. The
recommendation being voted on was
curried in the ennference.
B. D. BonVis and John Clark
Spencer both of the Fort Simpson district, hnving passed satisfactorily the
examination bf the district 'riioeting,
tvere received on trial as candidates
for the minlstcry.'
' Rev. John'Reid, D. D., of the Be-
formed Episcopal Ohurch, wis introduced to tho. 'opriferouco and spoko
briefly, wishing the branch of this
church Godspeed.
Rev, Mr. Pollard was continued in
the relation of a superannuated ministor. !
In nnswer to the question, I'What
persons who wero in full connection
with thb conference now cease to be
rocoonizod na ministers among us)" the
caso of Rev. J. W. Dowlor, B. A., was
treated. Tlio recommendation of the
Victoria district in his ciibo, v'n., that
"his name bo discontinued from our
Children Cry for! Pitcher's Castoria.
Register for School Trnitee F.lectlon.
Editor Columbian.—At tho annual
city school meoting, in June, 1888, a
resolution was passed to the effect that
our people should register their names
under the school law. Will you kindly
publish the following for the information
of tho public:
New Westminster (4th Juno 1870)
City sehool distriot- comprises : A
radius of two miles from Lytton Square,
New Westminster — subdivided into
wards as follows :
1. All that portion of land north-east
ef Clement Btreet, extended in a right
line in both directions to the boundaries
of the district, including Sapperton, shall
bo known as St, Patrick's Ward.
2. All that portion of land lying betweon St. Patrick's Ward and Douglas
street, extended in a right line in both
directions to the boundaries of the dlstrlot, shall be known as St. George's
3. All these portions of land not included in either St- Patrick's Ward cr
St. George's Ward shall be known as St.
Andrew's Ward.
Any householder or freeholder resident
in any ward of any City School Distriot
for a period of six monthB previous to the
application to regiater, and the wife of
any auch householder or freeholder, shall
be entitled to be registered as a voter for
the eleotion of Trustees in tho ward in
which he or she resides: Provided
Chinese and Indians Bhall not be registered-
Every person desiring to bs registered
as a voter, shall be required to make the
following declaration:
"I do declare and affirm that I am a
resident householder (or freeholder as the
case may be), ward of City
Sohool Distriot, and that I have been a
continuous resident householder (or freeholder) in such ward for the last six
- Or, "I do declare and affirm that I am
the wife of a resident householder (or
freeholder) in ward of City
Sohool District, and that my husband has
been a continuous resident householder
(or frcoholdor) in such ward for the last
six months."
Blank "Declarations" may be obtained
at the government agent, Mr. Oharles
Warwick's, office.
Such declaration shall be taken before
the government agent, New Westminster, or before a justice of tho peace,
The register of voters shall bB opened
on the first day of July in each year, and
may in the following year,
John McKenzie,
Secretary School Board.
N. W., Uth May, 1889.
For First-class Family Groceries and Provisions, go to
SINCLAIR'S,     ■     Oolumbia Street.
New Goods arriving all the time. A nice lot of CHRISTIES
CRACKERS & BISCUITS just to hand. New SYRUPS, MOLASSES, etc., etc.   Call and get prices. dwtc
Messrs. C, C. Riohards k Oo.
Gents,—Having used MINARD'S
LINIMENT for Bevoral yeara In : my
stablo, I attest to its being the best thing
I know of for horse flesh. In tho family,
wo have used it for overy purpose that a
liniment is adapted for, it being recommended to us by the late Dr. J, L, R.
Webster. Personally I find it the best
allayer of neuralgic pain I have ever used,
B. Titijs,
Proprietor Yarmouth Livery Stable,
A N IMPROVED FARM. For full par-
J\ tlculars, apply ln writing- lo 1'. O. tlox
17, New Westminster. ,lwmy7ml
Jno. Phillips, a fast young man
from Brooklyn, who has beeu keeping
up a rapid pace since his advent in
Montreal a few days ago, in the way
of wine and other evils, was arrested
and sent home to his parents.
A brakeman namod James Duncan
was missing from tho Atlantio express,
when it arrived at Port Atti.ui', Monday night. The body was found near
Eaministiqui, It is supposed ho fell
from the train and was instantly killed'.
A lottor has been recoived from P.
D. Knnga, captain of tho Parseo Indian
cricketers, stating that it will be Impossible for thein to visit America this
year, ns the seasou Is earlier than anticipated. If satisfactory 'arrangements cau be made tho Parsers will
come noxt year.
The rush to Europo' has begun
in enruost. Tho Pariiiau sails from
Quebec ori Thursday next with
1.10' cabin passengers, nmong whom
aro Sir Charles Tupper, wifo
and    daughter,    Rev,   John    Brid-
Ser, Archdeacon Jones and Senators
'atllbncE aud Laoosto.      '..'."
Foundry iMachineWorks
X works hnvo much pleasure In notifying their friends and the public that thoy
nre now prepared to receive and promptly
execute any orders for work In tlielr line
with which Ihey may ho favored.
Mechanical Manager.
Vancouver, B.C., 8th May, 1888.
Real Estate Agent
NEW WESTMIN8TBK:~Ofllce, Mackenzie Stroet-.
VANCOUVER:-omce, Abbott atreet,
near Cordova Htreet.
Full List of City and Suburban Property.
far Lieu Inr attention paid to Farming
Accurate Information to* correspondents, dwmyfiyl
Civil Engineers, Land Surveyors -& Draughtsmen.
Fire, life A Marine Insurance.
Coi-uxiiiaSt., ■*■ Opr. Colonial Uoticl
teution tq nil professional orders and
tender their services to residents and nonresidents having City or Country Property
to dlsposo of or desiring nrofltnblo investment.
Ourllsls of eligible properties are comprehensive and constantly receiving additions, and our favorable eastern connections both ln Canada nnd tin* Atlantic
Statea givo us unusual facilities for business.
Special attention will be -mid to tho
purchase and inspection of Lumber for
shipment to foreign ports. Tonnage chartered and general Mi1]*pinEt business transacted, dwap4yl
(Late op England)
Corner of Church and Columbia sirue-s,
■WSutlsfaelion guaranteed.     dwfeTte
JOHN 8. COX, Prop.
Light tlfuhmnt,
Partridge Caolihliiii
Plymouth Rocks,
White face Bl'k Spnnish
White Crented, Mark   anil «o!ilen
Poland h.
UoiiilaiiN.      SIlver-pvMclllcd   Ham*
Black. Red nud Pitt Gbiuch.
Toulouse lit-cue.       Rouen Ducks.
My Yards nre open for inspection.
Delta Municipality.
Several 40 nnd 50 aero lots of the finest
agricultural land, fronting on Canoe
Pass/   '
-10 ncres, part of Lot 186, all under cultivation, with dwelling houHi\ imple-
. meniB, pto,
Lot 107—160 ncres; good dwelling hbuso,
barn, Implements; splendid clay land;
100 acres under cultivation.
Lulu Islands Boundary Bay,
and in Surrey.
To Loan ln sumsof fM.OCxIaiul npivarils
on 1st lrtortgngr, at current ratos.
peuberton & son.
Real Estate Agents, &c.
wUmylni P. O. BOX 2«. Weekly British Columbian
Weilni'Mliiy Marnlns, Hay 22, 188!).
(From Daily Columbian, May IS.)
The fishermen had good success last
night, which ia easily accounted for by
the fact that only a fow boats were
At the Presbyterian synod yesterday
at Winnipeg, Rev. Mr. Jaffray, of
Spallumcheen, B. 0., gave an interesting acci unt of mission work in the
presbytery of British Columbia, in
speaking on tho subject of homo mission work.
The ship MacDuff arrivod in port
this morning from Esquimalt. She is
1200 tons register, full rigged nnd
when loaded will draw considerably
over 20 feet of water. The MacDuff
will commence loading cargo at the
Royat City Planing Mills on Monday.
The loan by-law authorizing the
city of Vancouver to borrow another
8125,000 for street, park and other
improvements, was oarried yesterday
by a majority of 78 votes. The tight
was the most closely contested of any
since the battle between the two waterworks companies in 1887.
Max O'Neil's lecture last night at
the Odd Fellow's Hall was greatly appreciated by tho very fair audience that
attended, the only regret being that
tho lecturer was not able to remain and
give a second entertainment, Efforts
are being made tn induce him to do
so (after fulfilling his two night's   en-
gagement at Vancouver), which it iB
oped may he successful,
Ou Tuesday evening next both the
artillery aud rifles will parade for the
purpose of practicing the "march past."
As this is one of the most important
psrts of the inspection, and is generally
taken by the inspecting officer ns an
indication of the general discipline and
efficiency of the corps it is absolutely
necessary that every man should be
present on Tuesday night- so that the
effect may not be spoiled on inspection
. day by the akwardness of a few men.
Tho schooner Lilly, Capt. John
Reilly, armed in the harbor at 4
o'clock this morning with 340 seal
skins. The captain reports very unfavorable weather lately and a small
catch during the past month. The
sohooners mot by the Lilly five days
ago were the Favorite, with 180 skins,
Saywnrd, 162 skins, Kate 520 skins,
and Maggie Mac 114 skins. The Lilly
sailed for the sealing grounds on Dec.
10th. Capt. Reilly called at Gutman
& Franks' fishing station, on Queen
Charlotte Island, and reports everything quiet along the coast.—News-
Steamship Collision at Port Townsend.
al   Tlelorla.-T-.iirsdny and
Evening Session.
Conference opened at 9:30, ltev. J.
Hall presiding, Tho nominating oom-
mittee presented its report, which was
accepted. Rev. John Greonwood, of
England, was introduced to the conference, and after a brief address, was
invited to take a soat on the platform.
A number of memorials from districts
were presented and referred to appropriate committee, Conferi-iico then
2 p.m.—After devotional evorcises,
uud reading of the minutes of the
innriiing session, Rev. Mr. - Robson
having been called away, it was arranged that Rev. Mr. Greenwood, of
England, Bhould take his place as
preacher on Sunday morning next, and
also at the missionary meeting in the
JohnJessop gave notice that he
would introduce a resolution requesting the annual conference to memorialize the general conference tn provide
for the admission of laymen to the
stationing committee, and also to devise means for the more efficient conducting of class meetings, and for
making use  of  the  labors of local
Vague particulars only can be gathered of a collision between the Idaho
and the City of Puebla in Port Town-
Bend harbor Monday at 11 o'olock.
The Idaho was coming into the wharf
at a good rate when the captain spied
+he Puebla directly ahead through the
fog. The bell was rung to stop the
ship, but the engineer mistook the signal and increased the speed, with the
result that the Idaho ran into the Pue-
bla's port side, smashing the railings,
the side boats, and doing damage at a
reported estimate of $2,000. The
Idaho suffered only from a disfigured
—— .  m  .
The Jo»lni Raits.
A special from St. Johns, N. B.,
says the man who conceived the famous Joggins raft, H. VL. Robertson, has
recently returned from the Pacific
coast and Bays that it depends entirely
upon the action of the Dominion government whether he will build rafts in
Canada or on the Paciiic slope of the
United States. If the government
ahould remove the export duty on
piling and sawn logs he says that a
company now being organized in England would raft in British Columbia.
In the event of the government deciding otherwise the company will confine
their operations to the American coast,
in Washington Territory, Oregon California and Alaska.
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Before tke Court.
At the police court this morning Jas.
MoBroom, V. Higgins, W. Gray, J.
Levi and Chip Eickhoff, all boys under
15 years of age, appeared, charged
with wilfully disturbing the assemblage met for the purposo of religious
worship. Mr. Jack appeared for the
defense and asked for a remand till
Monday. The magistrate granted the
remand so that he would have time to
investigate the case fully. The boys,
he said, had been wanted repeatedly of
late, but had paid nn attention to the
warnings, and tho leniency shown
them had a contrary effect from that
intended. He was determined youthful blackguardism would be put down,
and declared his intention, if theoharges
were  proved,  to punish   the   boys
Annul Cap Neetlni.
(From Daily Columbian, May 20.)
The water in the river is still rising.
The thormomoter registered 78° in
thu shade yesterday.
Mr. D. McPhaden iB advertising
strawberries for sale.
Another ship is on the way to this
port to load lumber at the Royal City
Planing Milla.
Another l}5,000 deal of suburban
property was completed this morning
by RichardB, Haywood & Mackintosh.
Tho attendance at the Y. M. 0. A.
rooms yesterday wus the largest for
months. Mr. G. W. Rasure, the cow
boy evangelist, addressed the meeting
and was well received.
This office acknowledges a branch
loaded with ripe nnd lusoious oherries
from the garden of Mr. Shiles, on
Provost street. Ripe cherries on the
20th of Mny is hard to beat.
Fishermen Petition.
By an advertisement in another
column it will be noticed that the
annual camp meeting of the Methodist
Churoh will be held st the camp meeting grounds at Chilliwack next week,
commencing on Thursday, May 23rd
and continuing for about a week. General Superintendent Carman is expected to be present, and a general gathering of the Methodiit divines of the
province. The meeting promises to
be the most interesting yet hold.
Steamers will run every day except
Sunday, from this city, and steamboat
proprietors have kindly reduced the
round trip to one fare. Good board,
tents, Ac, are advertised to be had
on the grounds at reasonable cost, and
many will doubtless visit Chilliwack
during camp meeting week.
A resolution of sympathy with Mrs,
Hemlaw, in the great affliction Bhe has
suffered in the death of her husband,
was unanimously passed, and the secretary was directed to forward the
same to Mrs, Hemlaw.
Tho question as to the place of holding the next sossion of conference waa
discussed, and invitations presented
from Westminster, Vancouver and
As the Chilliwack church invited
the conference last year, and were disappointed, their invitation for 1890
was accepted.
Mrs. Grant, president of the Victoria auxiliary of the Women's Missionary Society, was introduced, and
received with applause. She delivered a telling address, urging upon
the conference the importance cf the
work of the society, and the advisability of establishing, as far as possible, auxiliaries in every church in the
It was resolved that a clause be inserted in the pastoral address, calling
the attention of the church to tne matter in question.
The conference missionary anniversary held in the evening attracted a
large congregation. Rev. J. Hall presided, ln opening the meeting he referred to the fact that at each publio
meeting so far apologies had to be
offered fur the absence of one of the
speakers. This evening Rev. E, Robson, ex-preiideut, who should have
given an address, was unavoidably absent. He hoped, however, thst the
meeting had not suffered in consequence, and this evening a brother
from England was presenlmrho would
take the plaoe of the absent ex-president.
Rev. T. W. Hall, of Chilliwack, was
the first speaker. He remarked that
the Lord Jesua Christ was the tirst
missionary, and from His death to the
present missionary work hid furnished
aline of heroes. He propped to draw
some lessons from the lives of great
missionaries. From Paul's days the
ranks had been kept full, and we have
still men engaged in this holy toil as
faithful and consecrated ns any who
have gone before them. Tho encircling areas of the gospel embrace all.
There are none beyond the reach of its
influence. The doctrine of immortality reaches the deepest longing of
every heart. The money expended in
one year for liquor would be sufficient
to evangelize the world. The liberality of the people is increasing, but
atill much remains to be done.
Bev. Wm. H. Pierce was then introduced. He is une of the native
agents employed by the Methodist
Church, and is always greeted with applause, If the people, he said, could
only Bee tho good that was being accomplished by the money given for
missionary purposes they would be
encouraged. The trouble was people
gave money, but would not givo themselves. Young men und women need
not fear to offer themselves for the
work among the Indians because they
could not speak Latin or Greek. If
you want to kill a church yuu can
do it by neglecting this kind of work.
His heart was sore when he saw the
poor Indians and Chinese petishing
for lack of the gospel. Some were
waiting till they got diplomas from
colleges before offering as missionaries,
bnt hundreds would die before they
got their papers. While we are sleeping the devil is busy. If you cannot
preach yuu can do something else.
The government give thousands of dollars to civilize the Indians, but the
grand civivizor is the guspel. The
speaker closed with an eloquent appeal
for more workers.
Capt. John, a full blooded Indian,
and for years a worker among his own
people, was then introduced, and gave
a short addreas in his own language.
Rev. C. M. Tate interpreting. He recounted the story of bis conversion
through the agency of Mr. Crosby,
and his early struggles with his neighbors, who were nearly aB Roman
Catholics. He had been the means of
leading many of his own people to the
oross of Christ, and there are now
many hundred Christians among them.
He appealed to tho people to do all
they could to help them,
Rev. John Greenwood, of England,
was then introduced, but owing to the
lateness of the hour, exoused himself
from speaking.
Meeting closkd with singing and the
Eight fishermen who are uuable to
obtain licenses under the new regulations have sent a petition direct to Ottawa, praying that licenses be granted
them this year, as they have bouts and
nets and are in every way prepared to
prosecute their business. It is claimed
that unless licenses are granted thein
their families will be destitute, and
they themselves will be without occupation or the means of obtaining a
living. The latter statement ia scarcely
correct, as the cannerymen say all good
fishermen will havo no difficulty in obtaining employment.
McMahon's Clrens,
Tho Farini-McMahon circus ou
Saturday nighl was very largely attended, and no circus has met with more
hearty appreciation in Westminster
than it did. The managers did not advertise a lot of impossibilities and fail
to keep their promises, as many similar combinations have done in tlie
past, but, on the contrary, everything
promised was performed and that iu
excellent style. The Fariui-MoMn-
hon circus gave the utmost satisfaction in many ways. It is not followed
by a troupo of gamblers and mouute-
backs and its people are orderly behaved. It deserves success wherever it
■tlnlngfl's Trial
The case of Malugo, charged with
eodoiny, came before Mr. Justice Mc
Creight this morning and was tried
under the "Spoedy Trials Act." Leonard Henley gave evidence to the deed
as committed. A boy named Hogan
sworo he saw Malugo put his hand
over the boy's mouth and coax him
into the bush. Dr. Fagan gave medical testimony of injuries which proved
boyond doubt criminal assault. After
hearing the evidence and listening to
tho story of tho accused, who was
given the benefit of an interpreter, his
lordship remsnded the prisoner for
sentence which will bo delivered on
Friday or Saturday.
the str. Premier in case the boiler
would buret, or he would forget to
come back, or something of that kind.
With the trail in good condition there
would be a fair field and no favors, and
that is all any fair minded man should
At the polico court this morning
Jas. MoBroom, V. Higgins, VV. Gray,
Jack Levi and Chippy Eickhoff, the
boys charged with wilfully disturbing
n religious service in the Methodist
church, appeared for trial. MuBroom
and Gray pleaded guilty and the remaining three pleaded not guilty. Mr.
Jas. Cunningham took the witness box
and gave evidence in . the case. He
said a prayer meeting was in progress
in the Methodist churoh and the buys
ran baok and forward slamming tho
windows greatly to the annoyance of
the worshippers. He went out and
saw McBroom and accused liim of
making the disturbance. McBroom
denied having done so and replied very
impertinently to Mr. Cunningham. A boy named Scott gave evidence in a truthful and straightforward manner. He saw McBroom,
Gray and Levi at the ohurch window
nnd then heard tho window slam.
Someone called "run" and tbe wholo
lot BCimpered off. Hlggiugs and Eickhoff wore on the opposite side of tho
street. After reading the boys a
severe lecture, and one which it is
hoped will have a salutary effect on
the many boys present, the magistrates dismissed Higgins, Levi and
Eickhoff, as the charges against them
could not be proved. Gray having
truthfully acknowledged his bad behavior was dismissed with costs. McBroom waB fined $5 or in default one
week in gaol.
New Hcllaknhlln.
Intelligence from Mew Metlakahtla,
received from persons recently there,
states lhat grout progress io being
made by the settlement,. -The village
numbers between 700 and 800 Indians.
Two large school-houseB, a church nnd
a sawmill havo been established, arid a
cannery is projected. The Indians
were very successful iu securing heavy
catches of oolachans in the rivers near
the new location, nud are now preparing to take and salt salmon. Mr. Duncan is highly pleased wi'h the progress
of the mission, and speaks in unqualified Iqrms oftho kind treatment bohas
received at tho hands of the American
govern nieut,—Co'onisf
Summaries or  Cily   Sermons Spoken
An Immense Culr.li.
This morning R. J. McNeill, found
guilty at the last assizes of uttering
counterfeit notes, came up before Mr.
Justice McCreight for sentence, Mr.
Atkinson, for the defence, produced
Mr. McEwen and Mr. Caniff who both
swore to McNeill's previous good character and honesty. Mr. Moresby also
gave him a good character. McNeill
addressed his lordship and Baid he had
been preyed upon by sharpers, and
had done no wrong. His lordship
sentenced the prisoner to 3 years in
the penitentiary, at the same time Baying he had taken into consideration
the testimony concerning hiB previous
character. Quillet, found guilty of
common assault, was released on his
own recognisances to come up for sentence when called  on.
Two Prisonen Escape.
Two prisoners escaped from the
ohain gang to-day and have not heen
recaptured. Their names aro Goodwin and Ireland, the former only having eight days longer to serve and the
latter one month. The chain gang
was working in the asylum grounds,
in charge of Messrs. Edwnrds nnd
Evans, the guards, and at noon work
was stopped to allow tho mon to
take dinner Sometime during tho
hour the above named men managed
in some way to slip out of tho baok
gate while the attontion of the guards
was momentarily direoted elsewhere.
Once out of the groundi, it was au
easy matter to olude pursuors sb tho
undergrowth in the park is bo thick as
to furnish easy concealment. Men
have been engaged all the afternoon
scouring the neighborhood, but up tn
the time of going to pros, nothing had
been seen or heard of them, It is
probable both will escape.
Tho sealing schooner Rate, Mr. C.
Spring owner, Capt. N. Moss matter,
arrived in port early this. morning»» ith
1,120 skim. The Kato left' port in
December, 1888, and has met with no
accidents since that date. She brought
no news of the other sealers out, having spoken nothing since the Lily,
which arrived in only two days in advance of the Kate. The Favorite is
also on her way in with a good catch,
and may be expected any dmy. '■ A few
outgoing schooners, the Mary Taylor
among them, were spoken a few days
ago on their way to the northern
ocean. The Kate will discharge her
cargo and follow them.—Colonist,
England gets most of its ice now
from Norway, Scandinavian competition having utmost entirely destroyed the business of shipping ioe (rom
Boston to England, whioh waa onoe
very profitable. Ice is sold in London for from 58 to 81 cents per hun-
| dred weight
Tke ae-aUka-m*. Trail.
A Vancouver gentleman, who has
been visiting the Surrey and Delta
municipslities, complains bitterly of
the impassible condition of the Semiahmoo trail. He says he attempted
to make the journey through to Semiahmoo by it, but failed, owing to the
road being blooked by fallen trees, and
waa forced to return and take the
longer routo. He thinks the government should re-open this trail and put
the road in first class condition. If
this wore done many Vancouverites
would travel aouth by it, as there are
drawbacks and dangers attending
travel by steamer which it is sometimes wise to avoid, as witness the
Vancouver contractor whose friends
tho other day gathered on the wharf
and refused to let him goto Seattle by
Terrible Accident.
On Wednesday morning,  the  15th
inst, the steam mill  of  Mr.   A.  E.
Howse near the Nicola mines had just
commenced work, the saw had just cut
through some boards they were edging,
when it is supposed Mr. Hall came lo
assist the tail sawyer to carry away a
load of edgings and having rode  forward on the carriage must hnve made
au attempt to step over the lumber on
the carriage and get behind the  saw,
but as he was in the act  the carriage
shot back past the saw  and  his  foet
must have caught  throwing him  in
such a position that his right leg was
severed below the knee and hia body
fell on the saw making a cut extending
from the knee through the fleshy part
of the right leg in an angle across the
abdomen and chest, only ending at tbe
left shuulder where the saw must have
caught his clothing and  threw  him
about sixteon feet on his side with his
face toward the saw.   The only warning the sawyers had  was hearing a
groan which drew the attention of the
tail sawyer, Mr.   A.   Ferguson,  who
turned just to see his body on the saw.
Mr. Richardson,  sawyer  in  charge,
heard the moan nnd the next instant
saw Hall's body Uy past.   The machinery was stopped and everything done
that could be by thoso present,    It is
not doubted thut lifo was extinct whon
he left the saw ns he only gasped and
all was over when ho struck the ground.
A courier wss at once sent to Quilchenn
and Nicola Lake.   Dr. Cliipp left tho
former place for the scone of the accident and arrived ahortly after but the
only assistance he could render was to
bsndage up the terribly lacerated body,
a task thst few present had the nerve
to assist him at.   An  inquest having
been asked for by the men at the mill,
the courier proceeded to notify Mr.
John Clapportou, coroner, who came
at once? and empauneled a jury,  who
rendered the following vordiot: "That
having heard the evidence of witnesses
examined, we unanimously agree that
the deeeued Thos. Hall came to  his
death by accidentally falling upon the
mill saw while in motion,'1—*«•——'
The Presbyterian Synod concluded
ita session at Winnipeg Friday night
after adopting a strong resolution on
the Jesuits' question. Rev. Dr. Stafford, of Toronto, lectured to a large
audience on the disallowance question
the same night.
The court of appeals un Saturday
granted the Toronto Mail leavo to appeal the reoent judgment ot the superior court.   This put* the case off
tm - '   '
At the Methodist ohurch yosterday
morning Rev. Mr. Stevens spoke from
Deut. 32 o. 48 v., to close, and 34 c.
5 v. to close, on "The closing soenos
of the life of MoaeB." The rev. gentleman said: In locating Moses in the
history of the world the historian had
the benefit from a political standpoint.
He waB a great man, with grand ideas
of polity, which aided him in carrying
out the great things tliat God had destined him to accomplish. Look at
others; such as Ceaaar,. Alexander,
and men of tho samo class who have
boon wrapped up with tho destinies of
nations, and you will find they do not
compare favorably with Moses, his
supreme intellectual force, his mental
culture, his keen perception, his rapid
thought, and his power as a writer;
those special ondownmenta bo fitted him
that God chose him to carry out special
missions; just upon the same principle that caused God to select Paul and
specially prepare him, morally and
physically, to carry out the great work
of founding the early Christain church
and disciplining its members to their
spiritual advancement. Moses waa a
man of miracles, and those who read
his life carefully will como to the conclusion that the many deliverances
were nut the result of natural causes,
but iu all there were evidences of
supernatural power aiding and enabling him to perforin and to endure.
Moses' life was typical of events that
were to transpire, and like other types,
his biography is fraught with spiritual
instruction, and this morning I propose to draw a few lessons from the
closing scone of hiB remarkable career.
First, then, he was a type, in that,
while he was 120 years old when he
died, his eyes was not dim, uor his
natural force abated; I hiB same force
and sight should charaterize the Christian's experience in his spiritual life
and power, Iub eyo should be spiritually keen to see away ahead, raising
him in spirituality and bringing him
into closer union with God; this can
be experienced by constant use of the
powers given by God, and as we grow
in grace we Bhall gain the spiritual
sight and strength; and the great question this morning is: Has our spiritual
strength increased aB we have grown
older in years, or have we by neglect
descended into a state of semi-dark-
iies», out of which comes doubt and
disappointment? Do we walk in the
light 'I If wo would have thiB bright
experience we must abstain from sin,
and then our life will bo replete
with spiritual perception and we will
be continually gaining strengih. Then
there alas success in Moses' life. Is
our life's record clean, or are wo continually sinning and repenting, just as
it comes handy or suits our purpose i
Have a good record such as Paul had
when, with the instrument of death
■taring hiin in the face, and he is
about to end his earthly career, he says
in all confidence: "I have fought a
guod fight, I have finished my course;
henceforth there is laid up fur me an
inheritance which the Lord, the
Righteous Judge, shall give me at that
duy." Then the question naturally arises: Why was Mines to
die at this time I He wub strung,
why was ho tu die now ? Because
there was one failure in his life, and it
wub decreed i hit he should not enter
Canaan, and he died before his time;
and I have knuwn hundreds who by
their own f, Hy, tlieir own sin, through
their own fault, have shortened their
earthly career, and the command,
"Honor thy father and thy mother,
that thy dnys may be long in the laud
thy L'rd giveth thee," leaves the impression that if we don't cut our own
existence in this world short, if we aro
disobedient, G<>d may cut it short fur
us. Then, every step Moses toak up
tho mount was surely a step up to
death; it was laborious climbing, but
it had a conclusion, and every step we
take in life leads us up to the "Pisgah"
of our lives, and I see in the boy that
sits studying that the knowledge gained
is one step in hiB life up to that sure
end, and the pulse, every time it beats,
warns one of that end; and when ynu
see men struggling fnr name and pusi-
position, they are all tending step by
step (some unconciously) to the Pisgah
of their lives, and just as they have
gained the knowledge, the position,
the honor or the success they so long
struggled for and coveted, just ut the
point they would like to enjoy what
they have gained, comes the termination, nnd, like Moses, they are permitted to see the Canaan of their
hopes, but nro not permitted to enter
into the enjoyment. The lesion taught
hero ia that we should do good now,
and not wait, keep redeeming the time,
making ourieives better, nnd making
everything an opportunity to improve
for the end and the future life. Thon
Moses was not afraid to die, he was
ready to go. If the doctor tells a man
he has only 15 minutes to live, he is
surprised, uneasy, andoftimesunready;
and here is the witness that there are
too many failuies, we do not take hold
in earnestness and make a success nf
our lives, and thus are unpreparod. If
the oall ahould come we should be
ready to give a hearty and willing response. Then Moles died near Canaan,
in full sight of the promised Und and
alone. Our last sight ahould see clearly
the glory land just acrou the Jordan—
the dividing line. And we ihould not
feel lonely, for we should have tho
Saviour there present. Now the application to our cue is this: Look forward to the "Pisgah" of our lives,
when the strength of body, this manhood, will sink, and begin to live that
we may be turo of the rest and the
hope, five in the surety of tho re-unit-1
ing of body and soul, where we shall not ■
see Canaan "juit across the Jordan,"
but view it, right in the midst and participate for over in its pleasures "with
the Lord."
Rev. Mr. Scouler preached last ingh'-'j
at the Presbyterian church, from  St,
John's gospel lie, 49v.   (last  clause)
and following verse "Ye know nothing'
at all, nor consider that it is expedient
for us that one man should die for the;
poople, und  that   the whole  nation
perish not."—and spoke  as  follows:'
A council  of  Ihe  chief  priests  andfl
Pharisees hnd been hastily  called   top
consider what  they should  do   with
Jesus,   The fame of Jesua   hud   been
rapidly extending, and tbe ecclesiastical dignitaries were netting  alarmed, J
they were afraid for their official posi-'
tions and for their power and influence
in society.   Moreover our  Lord   had
made Himself obnoxious to them; Hi j
had spoken to them in  tho  strongest'
manner possible uf the  hollowness  of
their professions, aud they were deter-'
mined to make shirt   work   of   Him.
We must do something, they said, tc
counteract the popular tendency.   If
wu allow things to go on as  they  are
going the whole Jewish ritual will bc
abolished, and a less  imposing  ritua\
set up.   To this one of their own number, Caiaphas, who  waB  high   pries,
that year, said :   Yo know nothing at'
all, nor consider that it   is  expedient
for us that one man ahould die for the
people, and   that  the   whole   nation
perish not.   Theso wurds of Caiaphai
teach some important truths regardinr
Christ: First, the necessity of Christ'i
death.     The  high  priest contender
that it was necessary fur one   man  ti
die in order to nave the nation.   Thf
destruction   which  he  feared   wuuld
overtake the Jewish nation was fron
the Romans.   Caiaphas  gave expres
sion to one of the greatest fundaments'
truths of the bible, but he did it unin
teutiunally.   Sin had provoked the di
vine anger; justice must   bo  satisfied.
and sin could nut  go  unpunished;  i"
was to avert this wrath   from   falluu
upon man that it was  necessary  thai
Christ should suffer and die; and it wa;
not for the Jewish nation only, but foi
the   whule   world.   Had   Ohrist  no
died, then the whole race of mankini
hud perished; fur the eternal justice oL
God must stand nnd His law must b,l
vindicated.   Ohrist bore our  sins
His own body on the tree,   and   now
through Him, God can pardon sin an-J
s ive the sinner.   This  truth  ipokei
by Caiaphai is one of the central truth,
of I lie bible, although   spoken  by   at
enemy; just as a Pharisee said : "Thii
man receiveth sinners and eateth wit!
them."   "Tho sun of  man   came  tt!
seek and to Bave that which was lost.'
This, brethren, is  the   essential,   tin
fundamental  doctrine  of  the  bible.
Take awny this doctrine, and you takej
away the sun from the firmament,
tho substitutional work  of  Christ
taken away, then "Ichabod"  may  bi
written over all uur churches, and o:
the bible itself.   It is tho ground stir
pillar of our hope.   Without it  then]
would bo no hope for any of the sou:
of men.   This prophesy  of Caiaphai
was that one man should die  fur  thi'
Jewish nation.   Juhn adds  this sup;
plement:   "And nut for that 'natib;
only, but that also he  should  gathe
together in one the  children  of  G"i
that are scattered  abroad."   The design of Christ's death, then, was tha'
he  should  gather in ono all  God'i
people that are scattered through thi
earth.   There is a sufficiency  in  thi
atonuig  sacrifice   which  Christ   ha
mnde for the sins of the whole world
and thero is  efficiency in  the blow
which wai Bhod for the cleansing awaj
of all sin.   There is no sin which ma;,
bo placed nn the black category of th
world's iniquity  that  the  blood  o
Christ cnuiiot  cleanse away.   He
able to save unto the uttermost;  anc
there is no  limit  to  the   invitation.
Thus we see that Christ is able to save,
that Christ is willing tu lave, and tha
all are invited.   Remember  there  i
no shelter, no safety, for the soul bu
under  the  covert of the blood.   1
thus you are trusting to  the  finisher!
wurk uf Christ, yuu are saved indeedl
Are yu thus trusting 1   Are you thui
saved ?   These arc plain questions, bil
wo should seek to answer them. "Othul
foundations can no man lay than ths)
which ii laid."
Miss Clara Graham, a good look
ing young woman, haa been sent t
the penitentiary for two years fo
horse stealing. She was sent fror
Kansas City, and is the first womaj
convicted of horse ' "
Children Cryfor Pltcher'sCastorla
A Pleasing- Sense of Healt|
and Strength Renewed, and |
of Ease and Comfort
Follows the uw of Syrup of Figs, aa i
aots gently On the i
Kidneys, Liver 0 Bowel
Effectually Cleaniing the System whe
Costivo ur Bilious, Dispelling
Colds, Headaches and Fever1
and permanently curing
without weakening or irritating thee,
cans on whioh it acta.
Vor sale in TBe DotUm by all Leadln,
lUironciuRiD onw sr tni
. Sin F—lcuoo, Oil., _., -Weekly British Columbian
' Wednesday morning, Nay n, issn.
Polico  HitlMicnlnKS,
(From Daily Columbian, May 21.)
-    Alderman Scoullar has given notico
'that he will introduce a by law for the
(naming and numbering of the streets.
| The idea is a good one and it is to   bc
hoped it will soon  be  curried  into
On Sunday a  man  named  Donald
^Mathoson wua drowned   in   the   dan-
faeroui narrows at Vancouver by   the
j upsetting of his boat which was caught
in a small whirpnol and turned upside
idown.   The body haB  not  been   re-covered.
I The tamo bear, which Mr. Wai-
iworth received as a gift from a kind
aftiend in Nanaimo, has proved a bur-
ttden and worry greater than the owner
"cared to bear. It has been transferred
njto Mr. W. H. Vianen who has u
'hankering forsetting up a benr garden
for something of that sort.
■ Next Monday night our oivic solons
-jwill meet for the first limo in the new
,oity hall, there to discuss .the weighty
I affairs which' are weekly laid before
' them for regulation and opaotmenL
'The-oity clerk and oity treasurer's
'offloes will -be removed to the now
(building during the week.
> The sloop Laura, lying at Jonea &
-Burdis'boat house, was missing yesterday, having, it is known, been stolen
.by a man named Dudridge, aged about
(22, accompanied by two' acoompliceB,
i, one an old man uf about 50. Tho
I police havo been investigating' tlio
f matter, and are' under the impression
i that the whereabouts of tho Bloop will
i Boon be discovered.—World..
A refreshing shower of rain fell last
f night, but it was a refreshment   little
required.   The only cine receiving  direct benefit from the numerous  showers which have fallen of  late,   is the
1 contractor1 for sprinkling  the streets,
i and why, tho crops of the  whole   district should be retarded to lighten  his
1 work is ii question difficult to  answer.
;' Perhaps our innings will come by-and-
The building at preient occupied by
Mr. A. J. Tolmie is to be moved onto
, the vacant lot reoently purchased by
V the city for the extension of McKenzie
f atreet. The oity council granted this
permission in order that nothing should
stand in the way of building tho new
blook by Mours. Lowenburg Harris &
Co., for the Buihby Estate. The
building.il not tb remain lunger than
90 days on tho lot, and a rental of 81
por foot per month will bo charged,
Mr. W. H. Vanetta, of Aider Grove,
who waB in town the other day, informed ui that farming operationi in
his neighborhood were progressing
favorably and promiied to be quite
extensive thii year. Mr. Vahetta also
called attention. t«the urgent necessity that existed for repairs on the
Westminster-Yale trunk wagon road,
between thii oity and Alder Grove,
upon whicn there was a large and
increasing traffic, and,which iii places
,wasin a deplorable -condition. *Ye
_ trust that the government will look lo
this, nnd also profit by past experience
and get all road work done as early as
poisible thii season.
Mew- Weitmlniler.
Mr. F-. W. Howay has our thanks
for a pretty pamphlet, or folder, comprising a map and valuable-information concerning the city and district of
New Westminster, B. 0. This is one
of the coming great cities of Pacific
Canada, being the fresh water terminus of the C. P. VL: and also the Pacific terminus of the Northern Pacific.
Cannula N. 8. Gazelle.
the Skip JlacDoir.
The ship MoDuff, now lying at the
Royal Oity Mills wharf, is a fine and
staunch vosBel. She is'30 years old,
but is as sound as the day she was
launched. Before steamlhips came
into general use ahe was a passongor
as well u a freight vessel, and had line
accomodation for a large number of
persons. The MsoDuff is now unloading ballast preparatory to taking
on cargo. She is the largest vessel
that has ever been in the Fraser river,
and she will oarry away the largest
cargo ever taken out of Westminster.
 ~—. * • '—	
Tke Victoria Celebration,
The mayor and members of the pity
council have received invitations from
the ohairman of the Queen's birthday
celebration committee to visit Victoria
on the 24th and 25th and take' part iu
honoring the day. Accompanying the
invitation-was a-^icket for.oach aldcr-
man for the graqd ball Which is td bo
; given on Friday' flight. If the alder-
-manicboardprbposes-to attend -tlio
ball in n body thore will doubtless bo
n great spliohig Und bracing of civic
clawhammer coatB in the  meantime.
•■ Msny'if our citizens will: go over, to
the capital city to witness the celebration. 	
'""MNf Taxes,
Joseph Hiues, a mail of commanding and somewhat aged appearance,
and a completo stranger to the court,
graced the pulice dock this morning,
boing charged with assaulting Jamos
Pirie, the night-watchman of the Royal
City mills, while in the discharge of
his duty. Hines was drunk and
abusive, and on beiug ordered off the
mill premiseB resented tho order by
assnulting Pine. The case being a
grave cue, and Hines having no money
to pay a fine, the magistrate waB about
to sentence him to a term in gaol
when ho broke down and wept copiously, the thought of going to prison
being more than he could bear. So
great was tho prisoner's grief that even
constable Smith was forced to disguise
hjs feelings by clearing hiB throat in
such un energetic manner as to make
the roof shako. Mr. Pirie was also
almost ovorcome, and on the solicitation of the magistrate withdrew the
charge and Hines walked forth n free
man. The next case wub that of John
Donahoe, an old offender, who wai
arraigned on the charge of being
drunk and incapable, which ho freely
admitted. Donahoe iB a sinctimonious
looking individual, but ia by no moans
the good man that he looks. He admitted to having been released from
the proyinoial gaol only 8 days ago,
and claimed <m'ef Poaroo went put of
his way to get him into trouble again,
He was taken with a severe pain yesterday afternoon, and thinking some
brandy and Jamaiqa ginger would produce a soothing effect, indulged in it
freely. Donattoo found thdt his theory
was correct, the pain vanished and the
blood danced through hia veins in a
most exhiliarnting and exciting manner. A few Connemavii war whoops
advised tho general publio of hisoorn-
plete rooovory, but his offer to whip
seven Italian fishermen and Dutch
Bill's bear, asking only a salmon roe ns
remuneration, convinced the polico
that he would be safer in the look-up.
Dunahoo was dismissed on his promising, In his own words, to "jump the
country within two hours" and not return for 20 yoars. He deolared himsolf to be fond of drink, but apart
from that vice ho was the most honest
man in British Columbia.
The police committee reported that
tho services o( the special constable
could bo dispensed with after the present montli.   Report adopted.
The health committee reported having luoked intu the different nuisances
complained of and had taken Bteps to
have them remediedwherever possible.
*.n some portions of the city drainage is
urgently required..   Report laid over.
His woiship announced that,; by
requisition, he had callod a public
meeting for Tuesday night to discuss
the new fisheries regulations.
■ The following accounts were ordered
paid:—J. E. Sulley 8180; purohaBe of
horses 8550; A. G. Smith 817.20; B.
Douglas 8012.40; Dominion government 825; B. Os Gazette 812.00.
Tho council went into committee of
the whole' oil tho revenue by-law, Aid.
Reid in the ehair.
The committee rose, reported progress and asked leave to sit again.
Aid. Ourtis presented the real estato
tax by-law which was read three times
and finally passed.
The streets and sidewalks by-law
was laid over.
Moved by Aid. Scoullar, seconded
by Aid. Curtis, that the city engineer
be instructed to prepare a map or
sketch of the government reserve
leased for railway purposes by the corporation; and also the names of parties
now occupying Baid reserve and by
what authority they occupy the Bame.
On motion tho board of works was
instructed to remove the oity archives
to the new city hall before next Monday night.
On motion the board of works was
instructed to employ a teamster to
take charge of corporation horses and
oarts, also to have stable's constructed
in rear of the engine house forthwith.
Aid. Scoullar gave notice he would
bring in a by-law for naming streets
and numbering buildings.
Aid. Curtis gave notice that he
would introduce a bylaw to amend
the "workshops by-law" and "steam
ferry by-law," the objeot being tp reduce the rate of interest and taxation.
The council then adjourned.
Tho real esfite tax by-law, intra-:
duced last'hlgW at the city council
meoting by Aid. Curtik, and which was
carried through its final reading, layB
before ,the popple tlio exaot rate at
which they are to be'taxed this yoar.
Under the provisions of the by-law tho
total .rate levied is 15,2-5 mills, on the
dollar., This includes tho rates for the
Southern Bail way. Annua <-and the
streets uud park improvement loan.
In the evenf of the latter by-law failing to receive the assent'of'the electors
the total rato would be 13 mills on the
dollar, a trifling reduction. If paid
before J;qly lit, a rebate of 25-per
oent. will be allowed on all oity tuxes,
but not an debenture rates. Last year
tho rate levied wai 13J- mills on the
dollar, bo that oven if the loan by-law
is carried the taxes will be exceedingly
Thos. Kidd, reeve of Richmond,
was in tho cily on Monday, on business
connected with the North Arm debentures and bridges, and, returned the
same day.
Rev. Dr. Orminston, a well-known
Ontario Presbytorian divine, is expected to visit friends in Kamloops in
a couple of weeks, He will be th*
theiiueit of hii brother-in-law, W. Mj
Cochrane. It is to be hoped the rev.
gentleman may be able to arrange 'for
holding service while here.—Sentinel.
Cily council.
| The council met last night at 8
o'clock for the transaction of businesa.
Present Aldermen CurtiB, Scoullar,
Reid, • McPhaden, Cunningham, and
Townsend, '
His. worship Mayor Hendry in the
chair. .'■,.'■'
From Mayor Grant, of Victoria, Wr
tending an invitation to the queen's
birthday celebration at Victoria on the
24th and 25th insts., and enclosing
tickets for the ball.
The clerk was instructed to reply,
thanking Mayor Grant for the kind invitation.
From Arthur Beggs, asking the
council to remove a man. named Simmons from one of his (Beggs1) cabins,
the said Simmons having refusod to
leave and is iu the habit of using most
vile and obscene language to  passers
Received, and the olerk  instructed
to reply that tho counoil has no power
in Ihe matter..
From A. R. Green, asking for .the
street lines Pn Royal avenue.
Referred tu the board of worka with
power to act.
From Clow & Maclure, asking for
street lines and sidewalk grade for lots
28 and 29, blook F.
Referred to tho board of works with
power to act.
From Lowenburg, Harris & Od.,
asking permission to move tho Club
saloon building to tho vacant lot recently purchased for the extension of
McKenzie stroet; and offering to pay
a rent therefor.
On motion tho request was granted
ns a spocial case, the building not to
remain on the lot for moro than 90
days, tho rental to bo §1 per foot pet
From W; Norman Bolo, complaining
of the condition of tho side, aik on
Clarkpon - street bo) ween MoKenzie
and Mary streets) also complaining of
tho drainage.
Referred to thn bonrd of workB with
power to aot.
From W, H. Falding, diitrict registrar, re Hiport in Columbian announcing tho'eftoision that the right of taxing certain lands within the city limits
hsd been decided in favor of the pity,
Btntitig thst no dooisipn hns yet been
given and the matter is still sub judice.
Referred tothe finance'<committee
to roport on.
From Hon. John" Rdbsoh,; !provin-
vial aocretnry, replying to a. letter living reference to the right of the city
to tax certain real estate taken info
tho corporation last December, and
stating no dociBion had-yet'beon rW
ceived from Mr..; Justice McCreight.   >
Referred to the finance committeo
to' report on;
Frotitf-. O. Townley, barrister, enclosing a potition sent to tho government by fishermen unablo to obtain a
license, and asking the counoil tn assist them bypassing a favorable row-
lution. Laid on tho table.
The fire and light committee asked
for furthor time  to report, -Granted.
Meeting at Vleiorla-.-f'rl-lajr nnd Saturday's Seulons.
Victobia, May 17.—Conference met
in the evening at 8 o'clock. The service for the reception of candidates for
tho ministry who have completed ths
term of their probation wni taken up.
This year there was only one candidate,
A. N. Miller, of Port Simpson. The
president in opening the meeting referred to the extreme care with which
the conference guarded entrance tp the
tniniitry, at overy step requiring candidates to give proof of their fitness for
the sacred offlce.
" Mr. Miller wus introduced and related hiB religious experience and call
tothe ministry.
Rev. O. Ladner wai called upon to
move the reception lulu full connection-
with the conference.
Rev. A. E. Green was called upon to
second the resolution. ,
e Roy. Jo*-*n.Qreenwood, of England,
was called upon to support the resolution, which he did in a brief and appropriate address, containing some
good advice to the newly receivod
The resolution that Brother A. M.
Miller be received into full connection
with the conference, and next Sabbath
morning be ordained,;Was put and carried by. a rising vote, utter which the
president addressed the .candidate in a
tpw appropriate words. If
The meeting closed with tlie bene-,
Victoria, May 18.—After dovotion-
al exercisei and routine work, the educational committeo reported a balance
on hand, of 893.7.7- The report was.
adopted, as was also that of the Sab-'
bath school committee,
Tho Rev, J. E. Starr, aeconded by
A. E. Green, then inoved'a preamble
and resolutions, condemnatory of the
incorporation of the sooiofy of Jesuits
in Canada; of the "Jesuits Estates
Act," passed by the Queboc legislature
reoently; of the action of thnt body in
recognizing the usurpation of tho right
of the Pope to interfere in Canadian
internal and civil affairs; of tho federal
government, for not advising the gov-
ernor-genoral, on tho grounds of public policy, to disallow tho obnoxious
bill; with a clause commending the
Toronfo!-Mail,the Montreal 'Witness,
and the thirteen members of parliament who voted for disallowance, for
their attitude on the quostion; on the
ground that, as tho preamble atatei,
the '.'Society of Jesus" ia an: alieu
sacred and politico-religious body, the
existenco of which iB totally at vari-
anoo with the institutions nf fl freo
Uov. Messrs, Starr and Crosby
warmly endorsed tho resolution, ■ and
condemned tlio movo to- establish a-
Roman Oatholio hierarchy in Canada.
Mr. Crosby snid he wns ashamed of the
attitude tnken by the press uf British
Columbia uu this question/on the ploa
that it was a provincial' one, 'and
should be left to the people of Quebec
to settle.
Mr. John Jcssop, a layman, opposod
the introduction of a resolution of this
class, .ilo was an Orangomnn, but
thought it a matter appertaining purely to; the province of Quecec. Mr. J.
E. McMillan supported tlie reiolution
warmly, a's did others of tho olorgy and
laymen of the conference.
The resolution was put, and.carried
by a largo majority.
A resolution was carried regarding
the departiire; of Bro. Wndham for
Japan, wishing hiin God's bloasing in
his work.
Tho question in respect to tho place
for tho noxt oonforonoo was ro-intro-
it was finally deoided to hold tho con'
forenoq at Vancouvor instead of Ohilli-
wuck, as nnnouncod in our Victoria
dispntohcB the other day.
The Bustomilion fund conrinlttae
brought in  thoir roport.   They also
nominated Mr. N. Shakespeare, treasurer of this fund.   Report adopted.
The committee on Sabbath observance brought in a lengthy report.
Leave of absence was granted Rev.
D. Jennings for two months.
Rev. J. E. Starr moved a reconsideration of W. J. Dowler, B. A., and
recommended the president to grant to
Mr. Dowler certain letters showing
that his name ia discontinued from our
minutes because he had gone into
secular life, and not for immorality,
etc. The action ot tho Methodist
church did. not affect the moral or religious character of Mr. Dowler in any
The various committees were announced and the conference adjourned
to meet again oli Monday morning at
9 o'clock.
On Sunday at Pandora street church
Rov. J, Greenwood, of England,
preached in tho morning and Rev. S.
J. Thompson in the evening to crowded congregations, and Rev. A. N.
Miller was ordained to the work of the
Christian ministry. Most af the Protestant pulpits iu the oity were also
supplied by members of the conference.
Monday's sessions were spent in
routine and committee work. An enthusiastic temperance meeting was
held'in the evening, addressed by N.
Shakoipearo, Rev's T. Crosby and J.
A Woods. ''At 10 a. m. the conference
re-assomblod. The committee on missions reported. A number of complimentary resolutions wero passed; the
stationing committee presented its
final report, and tho 3rd conference
closed its sessions with prayer by the
ex-president.   , :'
.      STATlSNIJ FOB 1889.
Tho following is the corrected draft
of tho stationing committee's report:
The Victoria District — Victoria
(Wesley church), J. E. Starr; Gorge
Road, W. W. Baer; Chinese Mission.
J. E, Gardner, under tho superintendent of Wesley church; Gulf Islands,
ono to be sent; Maple Bay and Salt
Spring Island, J. P. Bowell; Nanaimo,
Joseph Hall; Nanaimo (Chinese mission) to be supplied under the superintendent of Nanaimo; Wellington, one
to be sent; Oomox, M. J, Stevens; Indian Tribes, one to be sent.
The Westminster District —New
Westminster, J. H. White; Chinese
mission, to be supplied under the
superintendent of New Westminster;
Vanoouver, E. Robson; Vancouver
Eut, one to be sent; Vancouver, (Ohinese million) to be supplied under the
Buperintendent of Vancouver; Richmond, S. J. Thompson; Delta, James
Calvert; Maple Ridge, O. Bryant;
Langley, Wm. D. Misner; Sumas and
Chilliwack, T. W. Hall; Cheam, to be
supplied; Indian Tribes, C. M. Tate;
Mission to Lumbermen, one wanted.
The Kamloops District—Kamloops,
0. Ladner; Nicola, J. W. Winslow;
Clinton, J. A; Wood; Revelstoke and
Donald, J. Turner; Spallumcheen and
Okanagon, to be supplied; Kootenay,
R. J. Irwin; Cariboo, to be supplied.
The Simpson District—Ifort Simpson, A. E. Green and one to be sent;
Nau, D. Jennings; (Kitwan-silth), to
be supplied under the superintendent
of Nau; Kit-lac-tamux, tp be supplied
under the superintendent' of- Nasi;
Bella Bella, R. B. Beavit; (River's Inlet), to be supplied under the superintendent of Glad Tidings; Port Essing-
ton, George F. Hopkins; Queen Charlotte Islands, A, N. Miller; (Gold Harbor), to be supplied under the superintendent of Queen Charlotte Islands;
Kit-ze-guela and Kit-wan-cool, Wm.
H. Pierce; Upper Skeena, (Kish-pi-ax),
(Hough-wul-gel), (Kish-ka-gash), (Kul-
daw!t;h),,(.L-.0, Spencer); Kita-raaat,
Kit-lope, Kit-kahta, td be supplied
under the superintendent of Glad Tidings', -Glad Tidings Minion, Bella
Coola, Talliome, Kims-quit, Hollies,
and bands not included fin any other
misBion, Thos. Crosby.
Wholesale and Retail Druggists
Headaches and Fevors, to cleanse the
system effectually, yet gently, when cos-
tiyo or bilious, or when the blood is im-
{mro or sluggish, to pormanontly euro
labitual constipation, to awaken the liver
and kidneys to a healthy activity, without irritating or weakening them, use
Syrup of Fi«s.
 :.' • '•"' •  . rs—r    .
In another column will be found a
by-law to enable the municipality of
Chilliwack to borrow 82,000 fur the
purpuse of purchasing a municipal hall
and grounds for the corporation.
Wholesale City Market.
Beef,     per 1C0 Ib I 4 00 @ i 50
Pork          "           7 50(3 8 B0
Mutton      "  8 00 S 0 00
Potatoes   ,-'.' ;.  "S3,!!!
Cabbago     "            , 608 JJO
Onions       "           100 a 150
Wheat        "           160® 0 00
Oats           "           1K8
Peas   '       "           160® 2 00
Hay,       uor ton    12 00 ® 16 oo
Butter (rods) per It.  0 28® 0 86
.Cheese;             •'.     0 11 a 0 15
KgKl,       portion  0 20® 25
Oorilwood (retail) per ourd...... 3 00 a 4 00
Apples, per box  80 ® 1 60.
Hlilcslgr'niper 100 lbs  400® 0 OP
"    (dry)       "          5Wi® 0 00
Wool, por lb  «®   :lo
!■_■ „ -..-■-—
Meteorolo-ftral Itcport for Week Ending
May llllli. 1«80.
Sunday 00.0    61.0
Monday ; 05-0    52.0    0.08
Tuesday '. 08-0     52.0    0.16
Wednesday 08.0     48.0    0.10
Thunday 08.0    62.0
Friday 01.0    48.0
Saturday .- 05.0    40,0   0.11
CloudyT Bhewera; Isunshloe. 'Cherries
and strawberries [very early )| river rising.
A. I-eeli, Capt'n.
Whon llrty wis slok, wi.gsv, atr Cutorls,
When ihe wai a Child, the erifjd for Clitoris,
When ihe became Miss, sho clan; to Cutorls,
Whin ihi had Children, the gsvo them Cwtoria
Dress and Fancy Goods!
Including Tools of all kinds of the best makes; Cross-cut & Hand-Saws,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary Htl'lisils for Farming;
Pulley Blocks, Snatch Blocks, Bope & Chain in all sizes; Pitch,
Tar & Oakums Tarred and Plain Paper for Building! Paints & Oils
in all colors; Liquid Paints in all shades; Floor Paints ready touse; Grind
Stones) Wall Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
Lubricating Ollst Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural Implements,
W Special attention given to orders by mail.
T. T. TIB_^._?_? SZ CO.,
Columbia Street, Niw Westmhistsb.
Direct from Germany, hy Express,
The Latest Novelties in
Job printing of all kinds neatly done
at tho Colombian offloe. Prloea will bl
found aa low as at anv other office in
tho province —Adv
In New -Shades and Combinations.
Nothing Like Them Ever Shown in the City
before.  Call and See them.
Ogle, Campbell & Freeman
Planing Mils Company, Ld.
All Kinds of Ronglt and Dressed Lnmlier
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
.AJl-rX) .A.LX. eiitds or
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors.   Frames,   Windows,
Mouldings, Balusters,
Blinds. Brackets,
Railing s, Newels,
tns Go-SuMfciAN Prhwinq Establishment has first-class faculties for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Headi, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodgers,
Price Lilts, ito. Prices will be found as low as at any other offic where
*3rst-™w» -work is done. Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Mny 21. 1S80.
Late Despatches.
Louisville, May 11.—At Winchfs-
ter yesterduy, Milton Richmond, n
burly negro, started to elope with
Lydia Strong, the l(iyear-uld granddaughter "f Judge Strong, and Sti'ing,
with a band »f friends, pursued. When
they overtook Kiolinionil lie tired upon
them, sending a bullet thi nugh Strong's
hand. The party returned thu lire, kill-
ingKiolnnuiKi. Tlio girl escaped unhurt
When tliey returned hmne ller father,
Pearl Strong, whu had liei-n iihsont,
had got back. At thu si^ht of hia
daughter lip lireil ut her, anil ini.-sing
his aim hu tried io shnit hiinselt. Hu
only iuflictOfl u Imd llesh wound, when
his pistol was inken away.
Portland, Or., May 11.— To-day a
young nititi named .lames Stnhlnecker,
aged 20 years, liviuu near Milwaukee,
fatally shut himself wlul'i carelessly
handling it revolver. Hu had started
to go to a picnic with Beveral other
young men, taking with hiin an old revolver that had nut been used for a
long time. Young Stahlnccker tired
one shut, but the next chamber refused to explode. He tuuk a stick and
began picking at the cartridge to see
what the trouble was. While doing so
the pistol was discharged, the ball taking effect in thu centre of the forehead. Stahlnecliurlived only a short
London, May 13. —In the house of
communs to night Mr. W. H. Smith,
the government lender, said that the
government would not proceed with
the sugar bill befure the Whitsuntide
Mr. Henry Hotvath, the conservative member fur South Tillford, asked
whether the government, after the retirement of Lord Luiulonderry, would
appoint a royal prince to the pusilion
of viceroy of Ireland, wilh a suitable
residence nnd retinue.
Mr Edward Honeagu fliberal) asked
the government tu consider the question of abolishing the oflice uf viceroy
of Ireland, and transferring the duties
of that official to the chief secretary
for Ireland. Mr. W. H. Smith aaid
•the government would consider both
In thu house of commons to-night
the motion introduced by Mr. Lewis
L. Dillwyn, the member for Swansea,
for the disestablishment of the Welsh
church, waa rejected by a vote of 284
to 231. Mr. Chamberlain voted with
the minority and most of the Unionist
members with the majority. Mr.
Gladstone and Lurd Hartingtun were
London, May 14.-: It is now. regarded as absolutely certain that the
government will make no proposals
with reference to the office of viceroy
of Ireland until the ministry moves  a
'local government bill for Ireland in
the house pf commons next year. Thon
the office will probably be''abolished
and the government uf the country
placed in the hands of the chief secretary for Ireland, who will be promoted
to the dignity of a secretary of state.
Meanwhile the efforts will be continued
to induce a member of the royal family to accept the position of lord lieutenant of Ireland for a year and
there is every likelihood of these
being  successful.   It is   Baid    that
.the Prince of Wales has intimated
he would not be averse to residing in
Dublin halt the time, and this
hint hits been widely circulated as
an evidence that his royal highness
will be the next Viceroy of Ireland.
All the Irish leaders who have as yet
publicly passed their opinion on the
aubject avow their belief that the
Prince of Walea would exercise his
power with more fairness and generosity toward the Irish peasantry than
any man who hns yet served, ur is
likely io bo asked by the Tories to
serve, in this capacity, and his acceptance of tho oBice even fur the brief
period mentioned would give genoral
labouchere's caulk.
London, May 15.—My correspondent at Wiesbaden assures ine that
although the physical health of the
EmpresB of Austria has been much
benefitted by Dr. Motsger's niassuge
treatment, su far as her mental condition is concerned there hm been no im-
provment. The recovery of the King
of the Netherlands has been a great
surprise to his subjects. More than
half the well-to-do families of the
country had made ready their mourning and innnenBe quantities of black
cloth had bei, purchased for hanging
churches and other public editions
directly the king had exprired.
I fear tho queen Is  very  far frum
Sleased at tho prospect of having to
efray all eipenses uf the Shah's visit
to London, which will amount to at
least 9125,000, as he intends to stay
for nearly a month. Ths Marquis of
Salisbury has beeu sounded as to
whether it will not be possible to mak*
the country pay at least the greater
portion of tha cost, inasmuch as the
Shah is state guest.
BOOOS turquoises.
A German merchsnt discovered during the recant fair at Nigni Novgorod
that as far as tha turquoises offered
for sale by Persian traders there, are
concerned, these stones are neirly all
false. Thete rogues hsve been imposing paste upon their cuitomers for the
last six or seven years. It ii estimated
that out of about one hundred thousand turquoises which have been sold
during that period not more than ten
thousand hare been genuine stones.
The imitations are described as m«-
relously olever. Une mode of selling
turquoises at Nigni Novgorod is curious. On payment of n fixed turn the
person is allowed to plunge his hand
into a bag full of them and to beoomo
the poslessor of * handful.
New York, May 16.—The wife of
Washington Irving Bishop, the deceased mind reader, solemnly affirms
that the autopsy yeaterday was made
while Bishop was in a trance. She
characterizes the autopsy as a horrible
butchery. "Do you mean that he was
alive when the autopsy wns made?"
she was asked. "1 certainly think so.
He had cataleptic attack once in Malta
thnt lasted 48 hours and hn was given
up foi- dead. He has told me hundred* oF times never tu let a knife
touch him till he was decomposed. He
had it horror of being buried alive, and
I consider that autopsy to have been
tt cruel shameless outrage, to say the
least "What motive cuuid they have
had?" "They wanted his brain, and
seeing liim insensible wanted to be the
lirst lo look at it. It is horrible, horrible."
New York, May 15.—The typographical uniun, No. six, and Horace
Greely Post of Grand Army of the Republic, organized a special movement
last night to raise funds for a fitting
statue to Greely. A systematic appeal
to printers and the editorial fraternity
of LT. S. will be made in order thnt the
monument may havu more of the'
character uf national limn local tribute.
Donald '-Trallis.*-
Never was there delivered from the
forum of ancient Rome a more impassioned oration than that delivered
from the stoop of Revelstoke's hall of
justice by Jack Kirkup un Wednesday
last. Whilo those of Rome were rendered iu classic Latin, Jack's was
spouted in pure Chinook. The weighty
question argued was who stole two
horses and une squaw from it band of
Indians that strayed into Revelstoke's
precincts. Jack satisfied the band that
no one did it, and they departed on
their way rejoicing.
The government has decided to immediately begin the necessary preliminary work on the main trunk road
that will connect the lower Kootenay
country with Gulden. Surveys will
be made and the work laid out., so that
operations can bo pushed as soon aB
the appropriation is available in July.
It has been drcidod to begin work
where it was left off last fall, that is,
at a point abuut 50 miles up the Columbia from Golden. The road to the
McMurdo disltict will also bo commenced. It will be built up the Spila-
macheen River route.
It is stated that- the syndicate who
have begun wurk at Revelstoke will
have 100 men employed within 10
days. Thoy now have men cutting
out aud clearing off a 120 foot sireet
along the river bank frnm the old town
of Farwell to the railroad station. It
will bo half a mile lung,; and bu built
on une side. Horses add machinery
passed thruugh Donald on Friday.
The smelter building will be 3(1x220
feot aud two Btories high. Tho smelting plant will have a capacity of 60
tons a day, and be of the same pattern
as that of the Omaha imelterat Omaha
and the groat smelter nt Denver. Complete sampling works will be run in
connection wiih the smelting plant.
The mining business is beginning to
take A little spurt upward in this section of Kootenay district. Work has
been commenced in earnest on a smelter at Revelstoke; that it will be continued to completion is not altogether
a conundrum, ns it is said the syndicate havo $57,000 to its credit at- the
Commercial Bank of Winnipeg. While
the syndicate may not have enough
ore of thoir own to continuously run
the smelter should it be blown in, out-
Bide prospects and mines will undoubtedly help out. If the enterprise is in
the hands of men who mean business,
there is no doubt but what it will be
of great benefit to Revelstoke and
the milling districts adjacent thereto.
There is no bopu of getting even a
small fraction of the ure uf the Toad
Mountain and Kuotenay Lako districts
up the Columbia to Revelstoke thiB
year. The C. P. R. will not build the
short line railroad between Kootenay
Lake uud Sprout's Landing, and the
government did not make an appropriation fur a wagon road; so the ore
will all go south to to the Northern
At Wednesday night's session of the
Presbyterian Synod of Manitoba and
Nortb west u report, was read of the
committee on Sabbath observance. A
separate report from British Columbia
was read, in whion an unsatisfactory
condition of things was de-ct-ilied.
Reference was made to the Sunday
newspapers published in Victoria and
Vancouver and to tho keeping open of
saloons, etc., The report recommend
ed that the synod express its regret
that ill thu province of British Columbia there is ii" Sunday law and I lirough-
uut thut province generally the sanctity uf the Lord's Day is bo little regarded.
 ... -
As morning sun, with strong and vivid ray,
Drives frotn the earth the sullen mists
So B. B. 15., in strength and power grand,
Doth rout disease and stay death's neavy
Shorthorn and very High Grade Bull
Calves (or Sale, at prices (rom (SS to
Grannies Stock Farm,
mhZ7wte Viotoria, a C.
for Infants and Children.
''OMtort»l«ioweUa_pt^l»c?alldreBtlia« I Outer!, cares Colls, Coasttpatlon,
I recommend It Msuptrior to anTpre«crii>UoB I Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea, Eructation,
known to me."      H.A. Aaram.lI.D
Ul 8c Oxford Bt, Brooklyn, H. T.
Tm Csktacr Cootaht, 77 Murray Street, N. T.
The finest assortment of
Ladies', Children's and Infants' English and German Hosiery direct from
the manufacturers.
Largest assortment of Ladies' Jerseys, English and Ger-
man make, ever shown in
town. :
Jas. EllardrCo
Jt1 ■_. -*C-Ev_£_wZE--._E-jj
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
A full line of Spectacles & Eye-Glasses in steel, rubber, silver art gold
frames.   The finest Pebbles made, $4 per pair; all Bights suited.
Special attention given to FINE WATCH REPAIRS. Having learac tin
business thoroughly from some of tho finest Horologers in England, and since then
managed the watch-repairing departments of a few of the beat firms on the oouti
nent of Amerioa, Ib a sufficient guarantee of good workmanship. Formerly manit
ger for nearly 8 years of the well-known firm of Savage k Lyman, Montreal
Charges Moderate,
Montreal, Dec, 1887.—Mr. F. Crake Andw. Robertaon, Esq., Chairman ol
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, saysi "I never found a Watchmaker who did so
woll for me as you did when in Montreal, and I am sorry you are not here to-day."
Douglas & Deighton,
Colonial Block,
Columbia Street,       New Westminster. B. C.
sba__» nr
Constantly on Hnnd an Extensive Stock of
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots A Shoes, Hats A Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, Ac.
Bs-axir's   sm   bots*   mxrxvm.
Great Variety of Household Artioles.   Also,
H. ■.-Farm Produce bought at market ratei or sold on commission, MLOrden
from the Interior promptly attended to. dw'efjto
Lot 427, In the Municipality of
olay loam; about 70 aores cleared and
fenced with (rood fencing; good bearing
orchard, small frame house, large barn
and stable; good wator, both well and
creek; facing on Frasor river with good
steamboat landing, price, 81,000, liberal
terms.       Apply to
noBdlt-wte Chilliwhaok, B. O.
*-TThey are not only made of the
Choicest Tobacco but they are of
Home Manufacture, and should be
patronized by all good citizens.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
Dominion Lands.
I Pre-emption or for rent of Mining or
Grazing Lund, or buying Farm. Mining
or any land from the Dominion Government,
But pay ln SORXP and save a
large discount.
Serin can be obtained In large or-small
quantities from
0) sj
h a
8 0)
ft .-_i
g>    ~   0
_ _e o
UndHl Harris
sz oo.
Real  Estate,
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Business relating to
Real Estate.
London AMunnce Corporation.
Connecticut Flro Insurance Co. of
london and Lancashire Lift Assurance Co.
Canton Insurance Offlce, Ld. (Marine)
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St,, Victoria
A llwhaek, containing M acres, 60 r
which are Jn good state of cultivation
i aeres ln orchard.   Eighty tons of ha.
and grain were grown on the 60 acrei
laitseason Cnmforla'-'e 1 mine and frum
barn and ouiuuiiuiijfcb.   Fine mountain
stream runs across farm.    Price $',500 '
This la a splendid chance. For fnrthr
particulars apply, personally, or by lettei
feb6-w-(o '('hHliwh'clr.. |
"iw~liMMw   !
Fruit Trees,
Ornamental Trees,
Small Fruits,,
And GARDEN STOCK on hand In grea'
Everything flrst-class and furnished li
good shape.
na. Send
nunpe. I
.Send 15 ets. for valuable 80-page De I
n.ff.ft.wMi iu. vuiu&oieso-pagejje
scrlptlve Catalogue with 6 beautiful eol
ored plates,  Price Lists sent free.
dwdeioto Port Hammond, B. O.
Plants for Sale!]
In Cheat Variety, Inci.udisq,
GERANIUMS, Double and Single; FU-
CHIA8, nil now varieties: KOSE8-
a fine collection of DAHLIAS mamcv
varieties). ANNUALS, 25 ets. per dos."
Mixed BEDDING PLANTS, 81.60 per dot.'
I offer 10 Plants for tl, Including 1 Storm
King Fuchln. Bouquets, Wreaths and
Crosses made to order. Fruit, Vegetable?
and Flowers at. Store, next Cily Hotel, Columbia St Orders by mall promptly attended lo      Idwnpnyl]      l\ LATHAM.
Co*. Columbia and Church Sis.
New Westminster, Brit. Col'J
l| biWIUMMHII.- imw\ um
In Marble or Granite of Best Quality. I,
N. B.—Just received—the finest assortment of Scotch Granite Monument* ever
seen in British Columbia, which will be
sold ut prices putting competition out of
the question.
dwmh2iyl ;       ALEX; HAMILTON'PROP.
Seal Estate Brokers and
Financial Agents.
Confederation Life Asioolntlon of j
Royal and Lancashire Fire Insitr- j
•ne. Companies.
••.Valuable Lots for sale In the City,]
anu District of Westminster; and choice'I
Lots In the City of Vancouver.
Pomona wishing, to buyer sell city or
rural property should communicate with
us. - -   - -1   . - - . / ■
Oillces: Bank of B.O, building, opposite
postofflcs, Westminster, and Hastings St.,
Vancouver. - dwaputa
Importers and Dealers In
___ dwdeaoto	
And every sped-3 of iMnnnso arising from
disordered LIV...I,    I'..J..-V3,   GTOMAOH,
dowulj on liLoon,
T. HILBURN & eo., "■•^g'W,
Mary Street, New Wettmlntter, B.C. j
ITelkphoue No. 65.]
London and Lanealhlr. Vln and
Brltlsk K—ntr* Lift Insarant.
Raw W.s t sains t.r Bnlldlng Soclsty.
Aeeoant.nt's Odlce, Olauie tt S.W. : <
Git-/ Aadltnrs, lSId, 1SSI and 1881.
and other monetary transactions,
Have several good Investments on their
books, and all new comers will do well to
oall before doing business elsewhere.


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