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Array ' A DeCosruos,'
itish Columbian.
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Weekly Britisli Columbian,
Thursday Morning, .liar. ill. 1880.
For the information of our renders, we publish to-day tlio fulll text
of the agreement between the corporation of this city and thn Coquitlnm
Water Works Company, as passed
and endorsed by the city council
at their last meeting. A perusal of
the document will show that, for the
sum of $20,000, the city obtains
from the company all their right,
title and interest in tlie Coquitlam
Water Works enterprise, as conferred by charter, together with
necessary rights-of-way, powors, etc.,
to enable the city to construct and
operate the above-mentioned works
for all time, and tho plans, profiles,
estimates, &c, prepared by tho company to date. In other words, for
the consideration above mentioned,
the city steps right into the shoos of
the Ooquitlam Water Works Company, pushes the works to completion, and recoives the benefit of all
i the revenue accruing in tho future
S from the supply of water, at a
reasonable rate, to the citizens of
this promising burgh, In addition,
the city secures the advantage of
having its own water, free, for Hushing sewers, fire protection, and other
publio uses. Although, by tho agree-
ment the company receive a fair
compensation, the bargain is decidedly a good ono for the city, as wo
have shown. As soon as possible,
probably not for several weeks yet, as
the new assessment roll must first
be completed, a by-law will be prepared and passed by the council,
authorizing the issue of water works
debentures to raise the sum required
for constructing tho works, and
thereafter laid before the ratepayers
for their ratification, which may
safely, we think, be taken for granted. It is not necessary to enlarge
'upon the keenly-felt want which the
water works will supply, nor to
dilate upon the enviable position of
the oity and its enhanced eligibility
in many respects when the pure and
oxh.iustless water of the Ooquitlam
Lake has been laid to our doors.
These points we have elaborated bo-
fore, and our city readers, at least,
,fully appreciate thoir force. With
Westminster's wideawake and progressive council, and the many assured schemes on foot for the oity's
welfare and advancement in all that,
goes to build up a roal metropolis,
the immediate future of the royal
oity is certainly big with promise,
We can safely challenge a comparison in these respects with any
jity on the coast,
England does not intend to surrender the supremacy of the seas,
observes nu exchange, and tho remark is nothing if not obvious. The
proposition recently made to tho
British parliament by Lord George
Hamilton, first lord of the admiralty,
that the nation shall spend over a
hundred million dollars in buildin-*
new war vessels of various kinds,
from ponderous men-of-war to torpedo boats, will probably take other
countries by surprise, nnd yet it is
quite what England might be expected to do. For somo years past
criticism of the navy has been common enough, and Lord Charles
Beresford has kept hammering away
at the government, for not spending
rriore money on men-of-war. Even
now Lord Charles is not satisfied,
and takes the ground that Britain's
naval strength should be equal to
the navies of France and any otlier
great powor combined. Lord Wolseley said not long since that if England had provisions enough to keep
her going for two weeks she could
drive out any nrmy that succeeded
in effecting a landing on her shores.
The thing is to prevent a landing
being effected, and this can best be
done by strengthening and increasing the navy. Von Moltke once
said that he knew of seven different
ways of getting an army into England, but he did not know of one
way of getting it out again. And,
of course, a wise general of an
army always keeps n line of retreat
open in oase of necessity. It is not
often that such an one is prepared
to burn his boats behind him. It is
evident that Britain is determined
to be prepared for whatever eventualities the future mny have in store.
In timo of peace prepare for war, is
a good motto, nnd particularly so at
this time, when nil the peace professing nations of Europe are assiduously "working up their muscle."
Tho throe-year-old son of Donald
HcMccn waa drowned at Mapolla,
Man., in throe foet of wator.
Two can play at most games, as
the United States is finding out just
now in the annexation business.
Our American neighbors have been
enjoying themselves at the expense
of Canada by advocating the annexation of this country to the United
States, by offering to assume its
national dobt, and by holding out
various inducements to it to sever
its connection with the motherland
and throw in its lot, with the republic. They cannot, therefore, take it
amiss that their attentions should be
mot with reciprocal offers, by whioh
it is proposed that, instead of Canada throwing herself into the arms
of Uncle Samuel, a proposition should
be made by the former to havo the
New England states enter into partnership with the Dominion. One
of tho members of the house of commons, Mr. Mills, of Nova Scotia, has
placed a notice of motion beforo the
house reciting the advantage it
would be to the New England states
to confederate with Canada, and calling on the Dominion govornment to
do everything in its power to accomplish the object in view. The proposal will, of course, bo treated with
as much seriousness on the other
side of tho border as the American
proposal to annex Canada is treated
with on this. And no more. People do not change their allegiance
with tho readiness with which they
chango their boarding house, nor do
they tear thoir political institutions
up by the roots with indifference.
In the case of the New England
states, however, it must be kept in
mind that they have a close kinship with Canada and also that there
is a largo French Oanadian element
in that region which would probably
hold up its hand in favor of bringing
the New England states back to
their allegiance to the British crown.
One American journal, commenting
upon the motion, actually went so
far as to intimate, apparently in all
seriousness, that the New England
states would be a good riddance to
the republic, that tho people were
largely treasonable in their sentiments, that they had a hankering
after the Canadian or British flag
anyway, and it would be a good job
if the states in question were annexed to Canada. Whether the writer
was really in earnest or not, no one
would accept such statements for
American sentiment, nnd the "eagle"
would undoubtedly ruffle up his
foathers most fiercely, and do worse,
if any serious attempt were made to
trespass on his domain. It is to be
hoped, though, that this little by
play may enable our amiable, but at
times coveteously inclined neighbors,
to see themselves in the light of
somo of thoir own actions.
Children Cryfor Pitcher's Castoria.
Press Despatches.
Washington, March 19.—At a
meeting of the senate committee on
inter-state commerce to-day, arrangements were mado for pursuing an investigation of Canadian transportation
matters ordered by a resolution of the
aotinte of Aug. 3rd, 1888. It waa determined to meet in New York, May
Btli. It is possible that before summer is over the conu'rettee will go over
the entire length of the Canadian Paoifio road.
London, Maroh 19.—A despatoh
from Cairo, Egypt, says: Hon. Andrew
D. White, ex-U. S. minister to Germany, and Prof. Witland Fiske, formerly professor at Cornell University,
who have boon milking a considerable
stay in Cairo, expect to leave thero
to-day for an extended tour through
Syria and the Holy Land. During
their visit here special honors have
been extended to them by the Khedivo
and thoy wero recently entertained to
dinner liy him nt tho palace.
London, March 19.—In tho commons to-day Sir Win. Harcourt challenged the conduct of the government
in placing Irish officials, paid by the
public, nt the servico of the Times in
connection with that paper's charges
ngninst Irish members of tho house;
London, March 20.—Sir Thos. Gladstone, brother of ex-premier, is dead.
San Francisco, March 20.—A despatch to tlie Merchants' Exchange this
moruing from Valparaiso, reports tho total wreck near there of the German bark
Johanne Augusto, from Moodyville, B.
C, for Montevideo. The crew wero
Nkw Youk, March 20.—Mrs. Langtry
is worso and it ia now probable that all
her date3 for the preaent season will
have to bo cancelled.
London, March 20.—In tho houso of
commons to-day, Mr. Matthews, home
secretary, announced that Parnell's counsel would ho allowed the same freedom
of access to convicts in Irish prisons as
was allowed the counsel for the Times iu
working up their case for presentation
before the Parnell commission.
London, March 20.—Riots occurred
to-day in Wales over the collection of
tithes. While officers were serving
notice of distraint at Cardigan, Puebryer,
mobs attacked the polico protecting tho
officers and many persons on both sides
wero injured. The militia will probably
he called out to quell tho disturbance.
San Francisco, Mnrch 20.—Chineso
merchants of this city have cabled
nearly $10,000 to China in aid of the
sufferers by the recent floods.
San Fhancisco, March 20.—Advices
from Alaska stato that Louia Sharp
has boen convicted at Sitka of shooting J. O'Brien and Wm. Dingley, and
was sentenced to 3 years' imprisonment.
Los Angeles, Maroh 20.—Two
young Japanese girls, inmates of a
sporting resort a short distance out of
town, became involved in a dispute
last night and settled the matter by
fighting a duel with short swords.
Both were soon dripping with blood
from numerous cuts, and the affair
would certainly havo ended in tho
doath of one, if not both, but for interference.
San Francisco, March 20.—Tbo
British ship Malaysia, just arrived
from New Castle, N. S. AV., lost an
apprentice, named Wm. Coyst, 18
years of age, who fell overboard from
the top-mast and was drowned.
Wilkbsbarre, Pa. Mar. 20.—The
car shops of the Central Eailroad of
New Jersey, were burned this morning. Loss over 8100,000. Insured.
London, March 20.—A blue book
on Samoa has just been issued by the
government. It contains 356 despatches covoring the period from
April 29th, 1885, to February 28th,
1889, whicli provo that England
throughout the correspondence was in
cordial accord with the United States
and that sho declined to accede to
Germany's request that England shall
assist and co-operate to restore order
in Samoa, until the government had
learned the views of the American
government. On January 29th last
Lord Salisbury complained to Count
Vou Hatzfeldt, tho Gorman umbassa-
dor, of the language of Prince Bismarck's speech in tho Reichstag, asserting that England and Germany
wero hand in hand. Lord Salisbury
added that the views of tho two governments agreed iii regard to the future
government of Samoa but in no other
New York, March 21. — Robert
Sigel, pension oflice clerk, convicted
of forging pension chocks, was to-day
sentenced by Judge Benedict in the
United States circuit court to six years
in penitontary.
New York, March 21.—A oablo
special says: Home Secretary Matthews, answering questions in the
house last night, docided the Parnell
commission ns a state enquiry into the
conduct of the queen's enemies, thereby identifying the government with
the Times in its prosecution against
Greenville, Tex., Maroh 21.—
John Giddens, ono of Greenville's
most prominent citizens, was shot and
kiliod by McGariglo Giddens, his sixteen-year-old son, last night in dispute
about a pistol.
Washington, Maroh 21.—Tho presidont sent to the senate to-day the following nomination: Milos O. Moore,
of Walla Walla W. T., to be governor
of Washington territory; Oliver C.
Whito, of Dayton, to be secretary of
Washington territory.
. Boniiam, Tex., March 21.—Neoly
Brant, the 17 year old boy who murdered his father last November, has
been convicted of manslaughter and
sentenced to only two yenrs in penitentiary.
New Your, March, 21.—Mrs. Lang-
try's condition improved considerable
during tho niglit and hor physicans
state this morning that she will probably be nil right by Mondny.
Toronto, March 21..—Hess Bre'a
furnituro faotory, tlio largest in Canada, was destroyed by liro lust night,
Loss, $125,000; small insurance.
London, March 21.— In iho house
of commons to-day Caron DoWonns,
political secretary of the colonial
office, read a telegram from Capetown,
'which lie said was a reply tn enquiries
he rnnde into the record of Capt.
Seagrnve, who commanded the constables at the timo of tho Mitchells-
town riots in 1887. The telegram
stated Capt. Sengrave in 1885 waa dismissed from Iho regiment of Onpo infantry for gross neglect of duty and
breach of trust. The rending of the
telegram caused an outburst of cheers
from the Irish members, uud cries of
"Pigott!" "Pigott!" and "remember
Mitohollstown," wero heard mingling
with tho cheers. Grent disorder
prevailed and tho speaker was obliged
to cull the house to ordor. When
quiet was restored Balfour, secretary
for Ireland, said he suspended Sea-
grave from the Irish pulico force as he
preferred not to dismiss him until he
received documents in evidence of
Capt Seagrove'sguilt. Mr. Mnithows,
home secretary,upon being questioned,
admitted Inspector Andrews had
visited America on official businesa
since tho act wns passed craning the
Parnell commission, but ho did unt
know whether or not Andrews nuw Le-
Cnron, the Times witness.
London, March 21.—Fourteen of
the largest paper manufacturers inEng-
liind have formed a syndicate for the
purpose of raising tho prices of paper.
They represent a capital of $10,000,-
St. Petersburg, March 21.—Tho
Russian govenment has under consideration a proposition to appropriate
the sum of 120,000,000 roubles for increasing her naval fleet.
London, March 21.—Following the
example of England, Russia hus de
cided to strengthen her fleets by building thirty war vessels with all tho latest improvements in the nrt of destruction.
Dublin, March 21.—A foroe of
three hundred police and soldiers effected evictions in Towually, Donegal,
to-day. There was a large crowd of
sympathizers with the tenants, but
they were overawed and made no re-
Washington, March 21.—The secrotary of state has received additional
particulars concerning the riot at Chin
Kiiiug, China, on February 5th, from
A. C. Jones, the United States consul
at that, place. The not grow out of tho
stoning of a policeman in the British
quarter by a crowd of boys and young
men. The quarrel of the boys wns
taken up by the mou, and one of the
Chineso was thrown down and injured
by a policeman. It was reported that
the man was killed, and the mob, inflamed by this information, attacked
and buincd the police station and
quarters. Tho resident consuls had
asked the Chineso officials for aid to
suppress the trouble, and half a dozen
men and a few native policemen wero
sent, but the mob put those to Sight.
A demand was made for troops but
before they came several buildings
wero burned. The American and
British consulates join each other, and
just outside the Britiah quarters a mob
of 20,000 yelling men and boys surrounded these buildings and were preparing to break open the gntes when
300 soldiers arrived. Tho commanding oflicer attempted to address tho
mob, but his voice was drowned by
the yells and in tho presonce of the
troops au assault was made ou the
gntes, and Consul Jones, with his wifo
nnd children, rushed over to tho llriliish
consulate. The Britiah consul, with
his wife and two children, left the
huuso with Mr. Jones and f.unily nnd
climbed a precipitous bluff at tho roar
of the consulate; as thoy were doing
this, the British consulate was sot nu
fire. Quickly going to tho river, thoy
hailed a mail steamer and wore takon
on board. As thev were embarking
the mob saw the party and attempted
to board the steamer, but wero unable
to do so. The American consulate
was aet on fire and looted, but not
burned. The American Methodist
chapel was lootod. The mail vessel
remained in the river nil night, nnd
next day another unsuccessful attempt
was made to board. The Chinese
troops and the arrival of the British
vessel quieted the mob, and on Jl riday
morning Consul Jones was permitted
to again hoist the stars and stripes
over the consulate The nflair will bo
Holbrook, A, J., March 21.—As
tho cast bound passenger train of tho
Atlnntio & Pacific railway reached
Canyon Diablo last uight it wus halted
by obstructions. An attempt to proceod
was met with a volley uf shots, aud
four masked men appeared by the
engine, heavily armed. Tho engineer
was made prisoner, and the messenger of Wolls, Fargo & Co's express
car was ordered to surrender. A number of shots wore fired by the robbers,
but no one was injured. The robbers
broke into the car and carried off the
treasure. The train was then allowed
to go on. It is not known how much
the robbers secured.
Washington, March 21.—As usual,
thero waa a large number of callers at
the White House to-day, of office-
seekers and thoir friends generally,
mostly from eastern and southern
Secretary of Interior Noble was
asked this morning if the president
would lsBue a proclamation to-day
throwing the Oklahoma territory open
to settlement. He answered that he
didn't know, but considered it very
Washington, Maroh 22.—The secretary of the navy haa issued sailing
orders to the U.S. str. Thetis, at Mare
Islnnd navy yard, to proceed to Sitka,
Alaska, touching en route at various
places, us the commanding officer may
deem necessary. On arriving at Sitkn
nnd communicating with tho civil
authorities there and finding affairs
quiet or that her presence in the
vicinity is not required, alio ia to continue northward and devote her
attention particularly tn the whaling
fleet nnd to other commercial interests
of tho United Statea iu the waters
about Behring'B Strait and the Arctic
Ocean. As whaling vessels usually
lenve the Arctic in the latter part of
September, the presence of the Thetis
until then will add security to those
engaged in that industry, and the
Thetis is to remain until all have taken
their departure southward, taking care,
hon-ever, not to be caught in the ice.
Sho will then return lo Silka and
await furthor instroctiens.
San Francisco, Murch 22.—Matthew Conlan, a tcamaater, 48 years of
age, fell off hiB truck hist night and
wus crushed to death under its wheels.
Helena, Mont., March 22.—An
epidemic of malignant scarlet fever is
raging at Livingstone. There have
been 25 deaths in two weeks. The
schools aro closed.
Newport, March 22.—J. B. Gordon was burned to death in his livery
stable last night, together with eight
of his horses. Two other men sleeping
in the placo barely escaped. The
stable is believed to have been set on
Washington, Maroh 22.-It is
learned to-dny that Watson O. Squire
wus to havo been appointed governor
of Washington. A few days ago it
was suddenly announced, however,
that ho was a candidate for the senator-
ship when Washington territory should
bo admitted as a state. This waa impressed upon the president and he
asked Ex-Governor Squiro to call upon
him. Yesterday he did so and the
president told him thnt ho had heard
he was to be a candidate for senator.
He said if that was the caso he could
not appear to be taking part in a senatorial contest by placing him in the
gubernatorial chnir as n stepping Btone
to the higher honor Mr. Squire
thanked the president for his frankness, and said that he was a candidate
for senator, and could, ho believed,
obtain the place without tho governorship. While he would have liked the
appointment, undor tho circumstances
ho declined to be fun hor considered
us a candidate,
Prescott, Arizona, March 22.—
The men who rubbed the east bound
express on the Atlantic & Pacific Bail-
way, on Wednesday uight, are still at
large. If caught thoy will suffer the
extremo penalty, as tho law is now in
the territory ranking train robbery a
capital offence.
Minneapolis, Minn,, March 22.—Timothy and Peter Barrett, two brothers,
wero hanged hero to-day for tho murder Thomas Tellofson, driver of a streot
car, on July 26th, 1887. The object of
the murdor was robbery, but they only
secured ?20.
Dover, N. H., March 22.—The city
hall building, containing tho police stations, all tho municipal offices, high
school, cadet armory and city opera
house, was burnod this morning. St.
Thomns' Episcopal church, adjoining,
was damaged by water. Tho building
cost $71,000 in 1S7G. Several firemen
were injured.
St. Paul, Minn., March 22.—Tho
Manitoba and Duluth, and Winnipeg
Ruilivny Cos. locked horns in the
senate yestorday, rosulting in the defeat of tho latter Co. by a vote of 20
tu 16. Tho bill under discussion was
ono confirming tho title of the Duluth
Co. to lnnd in Minnesota valued at
Redding, Cala., March 22.—Chas.
W. Creighton, a pioneer, whilo riding
a horse yesterday was killed by being
thrown against tho pummel of his
Akbuqcerot7 *>T. W., March 22.—
A heavy snow storm is prevailing here.
New York, March 22.—The directors of the Northern Pacific, at their
monthly meeting yesterday, discussed
their relations with the Oregon companies and the Wisconsin Central.
While no positive aotion is known, the
the suggestion of lack of harmony
about the joint leaso of the Oregon
Rrilway and Navigation property is
London, March 22.—Lord Salisbury's speech at Watford has irritated
his opponents even more than usual.
"It has soaled the fnto of this ministry," cries the Daily News in its most
spasmodic way, aa according to the
samo authority Kerrington last week
gave the ministry its deathblow. It can
hardly matter whether its fate be scaled or unsealed. Our Gladstonian
friends would bo less amusing if they
had more sense of humor. Lord Salisbury tells his opponents they will
get no dissolution unless they can vote
the ministry out in the house of commons. He hints that all tho letters
may not be forged nnd he laughs at
Mr. O'Brien'a "tragic nudity." This
phase has driven ihe Gladstonian organ
wild, und it declares Lord Salisbury
ought to be hooted out of decent society.
Mr. Chamberlain is out with a fresh
home rule manifesto, which is interesting, and, perhaps important and certainly it would be important had not
su may others lately bubbled out from
the same source. Nobody keeps his
hands more constantly nu the public
pulse. It therefore means something
when he announces solemnly that in
his opinion the limo has come for the
government to propose some scheme for
Ireland aa a substitute fur Mr. Gladstone's. He indicates what that scheme
ahould be and it ia not now. First
the land question should be settled by
turning all tenants, or a majority of
them, into owners. Then all parties
might agree on u large and liberal
meusure of local government. The
Iriah have scouted this suggestion before, and may scout it again; but I
imagine Mr. Chamberlain chooses this
moment to bring it forward at onoe,
because he ia, himself, impressed by
Mr. Parnell's moderation of tone and
apparent readiness to accept u settlement on terma much less than Mr.
Gladstone offered. Looked at politically, it seems remarkably like an effort
to force the hand of the ministry at a
moment when they are beset with difficulties.
The American baseball teams are
starring through the provinces, and
provincial papers report their proceedings at some length. Loudon papers
allow them but a few Hues in obscure
print. Tho English cricketing mind is
mado up. Baseball is a lively game,
but is uot for ouo moment comparable
to cricket. If the authorities hesitated
to say this at first, it was from pure
Paris, March 22.—The Journal
Des Debates aunnunces thnt the shareholders of the old Comptoir De Compte
will ask tho tribunal of commerce to
summon a general meeting to arrange
for the judicial liquidation of the
affairs of the bank.
London, March 22,—John Bright is
worso to-day.   He passed a bad night.
London, March 22.—The financial
crisis is over, and the feeling everywhere is improved, Advices from all
points this morning are favorable. The
tone on the bourse at Paris is firmer,
and also at Berlin which quickly reflects nny weakness.
Paris, March 22.—The Figaro's
Boulangist plan is lu elect Gen. Boulanger in the place of Carnot. As
soon as thoy secure a majority in the
next chambers, a cabinet will be formed and Boulanger will govern provisionally until the constituents' assembly finally acts.
Special to the Columbian.
Victoria, March. 21.—The sailors
reading room and library at Esquimalt
navy yard, waa totally destroyed by
firo last night. The loss is upwards of
a thousand dollars.
A chimney in the storo of Nam
Sung, Fisguurd street, caught fire at
ono o'clock this afternoon. The
brigade turned uut but waa not called
inlo requisition, the fire having been
extinguished with buckets. Loss
Steamer Alexander arrived from
Cape Flattery last evening and reports
seven sealing schooners anchored in
Neah Bay.
The bill to incorporate tho Canadian
Western Railway Co. conies up for a
first reading in the legislature to-day.
The company proposes to build a railway from a point on tho eastern
boundary of tho provinco via 'fete
Jaime, Cache Creek, Cariboo, Chil-
cotin, and Bute Inlet, to connect with
the Esquimalt & Nanaimo railway.
The capital stuck is fifty million dollars, with power to increase. If the
project is pursued it is thought the
Grand Trunk will build to the B. O.
boundary and connect with this road,
thus completing a second Canadian
transcontinental railway.
Thomas Cranhen, of Kingston,
found guilty of sodomy, was sentenced
to ten years in the Kingston penitentiary. He had served fire yeara before for a aimilar offence.
John C. Muasen, real estate agent,
of Toronto, and a prominent preacher
in the Queen street Methodist Sunday
school, has eloped with Miss Milly
Spannier, a charming young lady, who
went to that school. Muasen has left
behind him a wife nnd several children.
At 11 o'olock on Tuesday the Halifax express collided with the Britiah
special near Rimouski station. H.
Michaud, conductor of the down
speoial; Whitenay, driver of tho express; J. Foloy, li reman of the express,
and Levisquc, fireman on the special,
were killed instantly. Others were
seriously injured.
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A Feeble Failure.— Many persons
becomo feeble and fail in health from disoaso of the blood, liver, kidneys and stomach whon prompt use of Burdock Blood
Bitters, the grand purifying and regulating tonic, would quickly regulate ovory
bodily function and restore to perfect
health. Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Moruing, Mar. 81. 1889.
(From Daily Columbian, Mar. 23.)
Tho Anglican Synod of British Columbia lias beon incoporatod.
The bill to amend tho Southern
Railway Co's act has passed the  local
Small craft passing to and fro continually on tho river towing booms of
logs, loaded scows etc., gives the harbor a busy appearance.
Tho small-pox quarantine in Surrey
municipality cost iho provincial government $1,886.95, a much smaller
amount than wus expected.
Wo nre indebted to one of the prettiest youug ladies in town for a handsome boquet of flowers, which wns laid
on our table this afternoon.
Brook trout have once again made
their appearance ou the market. The
speckled beauties are quito plentiful,
and the Indian buys are making good
wages catching them.
Last evening a subscriber residing
in the Delta municipality sent us as an
average samplo of the present stage of
vegetatition ou the lower Fraser river
flats, a blade of timothy grass 13 inches
in length.
The would-be pro-emptors of a portion of the foreshore on the south Bide
of False Croek have, it is understood,
been notified to remove the piling with
which they were enclosing the land
which they wished to reclaim. There
will probably be much litigation over
the mattor.
The Buruaby Lake Improvement
bill has been withdrawn from the
house, tho numerous protests and resolutions against the proposed scheme
having accomplished the desired end.
It is to bo hoped there will bo no further attempts of tlm kind brought bo-
fore the liouse.
In W. H. Vianen's store is displayed
a beautiful stuffed swan, which is probably tho largest over killed in Britiah
Columbia. Before being dressed it
weighed something ovor 40 pounds and
with the wings opened it measured 8
feet 6 inches from tip to tip. The
bird is well mounted and would make
a handsome house ornament.
Victoria nail Westminster Hallway.
An Ottawa despatch dated March
20th, states that Judgo Strong, as acting governor-general gavo the royal
assent to twenty-three bills to-day.
Among them are acts representing the
Athabasca Bailway and the incorporation of tho Victoria, Saanich and New
Westminster Railway. It is to be
hoped that the local government will
give the Viotoria-Saanich and New
Westminster Railway and Ferry all
the assistance in their -power, aa it
would without doubt be of conaiderablo advantage to Victoria and the
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The Mission Bridge.
The Mission Railway bridge is receiving the attontion of Mr. Ladner in the
local parliament. Mr. Ladner will
. ask what will be the width of the spans
of the proposed bridge; will there be a
draw to allow vessels to pass through I
what height will bo the lower part of
the bridge be above high water ? All
these questions are important and it is
to be hoped they will be satisfactorily
answered. The bridge across False
Oreek at Vanoouver is an example of
what the C. P. R. will do in the matter of bridgo building to better its own
ends, even to the detriment of navigation.
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Garth Garflnn.
Following is the gold yield of tho
various districts:
Yale - 106,000
Tho total estimated yield for the
year is $616,731, the smallost since
Tho output of coal is greater than in
any previous year, beiug 489,300 tons,
being 76,000 tons over thnt of 1887.
Of this amount 365,714 tons wero exported. In tho soveral collieries a total of 2,012 men were employed, whites
nnd Chinese, there being 340 of the
The Counterfeit Notes.
Shortly before six o'clock last niglit
J. King, ono of the proprietors of the
Eiokhoff Hotel, was arrested on tho
chargo of aiding and abetting a man
named Sims to escape from justice,
kno« ing the Baid Sims to bo guilty of
uttering forged bank notes, coutrary
to the form of statute in such case
made and provided. The principol
chargo against King is that he attempted to prevent Garvet Moure from laying an information against Walter
Mooro. and offering to replace, tho
counterfeit notes with good money.
It is also charged that ho aesisted Sims
to escape. He was released on bail.
The three cases came before the
police magistrate this morning aud on
the applicatiun of Mr. Moresby they
were remanded till Tuesday to allow
of additional evidence boing procured.
After the arrest of King, Mr. Moresby
sent Mr. Keery across the river to
look for the missing man Sims (McNeill), who was supposed to have
made his way to tho American side,
and whose escape King waB arrested
for aiding. Keery took a friend along
and thoy found their mau at Elgin
without any trouble; and this morning brought him safoly to the city and
delivered him tu the authorities. McNeill says he was making no attempt
to escape, and Keery says ho camo
back willingly. McNeill also says he
can prove how he camo into poseBs-
iou of tho notes, and in thnt way easily establish his iunoconce. As the affair now stands it is rather complicated
but it will stand a thorough and minute investigation.
Tho 1'hnlogruphlc Art.
The Victoria Times gets oven with
pretty correspondent of the Montreal
Star in this way: "It will be remembered that Garth Grafton, correspondent for the Montreal Star, did not
givo Victoria a very good send off
when sbe visited that city laat fall on
her way for Japan. It will not surprise thoso who questioned her taste,
and hor judgement in her estimate of
Victoria, to losrn that she is about to
discard blue hose, as the Hamilton
Spectator puts it, and marry a Japanese. The taste that could condom
Victoria would very probably find a
reBponsivo soul in the leathery complexion of a Jap."
Great on Mggora.
The Victoria Times BayB: "The Columbian hasan exhibition fund of $200."
The "figgers" of the groat financial
journal are Bhghtly astray, but not
more so in this case than in many uf
its efforts in other lines. The subscriptions when carefully added up
make a grand total of $927.85, but
how tho Times could make the list total tho round sum of $200 is beyond
our comprehension, perhaps the editor
was feeling dull and the junior "devil"
was given the financial chair for the
day. That "devil" will Bomeday make
a grand editor for the Times if he
dosn't happen to be out off in the flower of his youth by a brick-bat from the
back window of the Standard office.
The now photographic studio, opposito the Colonial Hotel, Columbia
stioet, is now thoroughly comploted,
and boing built and furnished in the
most modern and approved stylo, and
equipped with the beat and latest instruments, scenery, etc., is without
doubt one of the finest galleries in
Canada. Within the last twenty yeara
the art of photography has made such
rapid advancement towards perfection
that it ia now a subject of intereat to
almost everyone. In the oast hundreds of thousands of people have
taken it up in an amateur way, and
derive a great deal of amusement and
instruction therefrom. Now that tho
amateur outfits are made so compact
and light, and are not the cumbersome
things of a few years ngo, in many of
the great cities it iB as common to see
a lady carrying a camera as a gentleman a cane. Mr. S. J. Thompson,
late of the firm of Thompson & Bovill, and present proprietor of tho
above mentioned establishment, has
invested in a new apparatus by which
a room can bo more brilliantly illuminated than by tbo use of electricity. By
means of this light interesting home
scenes can bo taken in tho drawing
room, in the evening quito as woll us
undor a properly arranged skylight.
The permanent bromide portraits
which Mr. Thompson makes will undoubtedly tako tho place uf tho crayon
or India ink work. As a picturo thoy
aro superior, and certainly as a likeness. In the framing department can
be found franiBB and mouldings in gold
gilt, German gilt, oak nnd wnlnut, so
that any class of picture can bu framed suitably. A very pleasant half
hour could bc spent looking ovor tlio
beautiful selections of engravings, photogravures, etchings, etc., to bo seen
at the studio.
(From Daily Columbian, Mar. 25.)
The cricket club will commence
practicing this week.
The Salvation army bold a grand
stroet parade this afternoon.
The return foot ball matoh, Mainland va. Island, takes place at Victoria
on Saturday next.
A special constable wont down to
Ladners Landing this nfternoon to
arrest a man whu has been selling large
quantities ofliquor to the Indians.
The new stern wheel steamer, which
is being built at Sapperton, is ready to
receive her machinery, Sho will bo
the fastest and handsomest boat on the
Two new buildings are going up on
Blackwoud street, opposite the Opera
House. A few more buildings on the
east side of Mary street would bo a
great improvement.
Mr. C. L. Mo Cammon, tho engineer
in charge of No. 2 division, Southern
Railway, has completed cross-sectioning
his division, and is now preparing thu
work for tho graders.
Messrs. Riohurds & Hnywooda new
real estate offices in the Colonial bluck
nro being handsomely fitted up and tho
new firm will be open for business ns
soon as the furnishing is completed.
Messrs. Stewart & Cash are painting and furnishing thoir building, and
will shortly open a hotol whioh thoy
say will be first-class in every respect.
It will be known as the Central hotel.
Up town property holders are still
clamoring loudly for tho new streets to
bo opened orit. Any feasible and economical scheme for opening tho streets
will receive tho unanimous support of
tho property owners.
Gilley Bros, have comploted nil the
mntirasses, 35 in numbor, for tho river
mouth improvements, and they will
be placed in position as sunn as tho
piles, against which they will bo
anchored, aro driven.
A small rock-olido occurred uu Ml.
St. Paul, Saturday Inst. Although
distant a couplo of miles from town,
the tioiso was distinctly heard here,
and the rucks could bo seen as thoy
rolled down the mountain side.—Sen-
The Salvation nrmy anniversary services attracted very large audiences
yesterday. Members of tho army from
nil parts of tho province wore present
and assisted in the celebration. The
anniversary will bo celebrated again tonight.
Wo are in receipt of information that
on Monday ur Tuesday hiBt, fuur In-
dwns were attempting tu ferry a horse-
over the rivor near Drynock, when tho
canoe got into bad water and capsized,
three of the Indians boing drowned,
the fourth swimming to shore.—Sentinel.
Forty-one men were present at the
Y.M.O.A. gospel aervice yeBterday.
The attendance was not ns large as on
the previous sabbath, for which tbe
fine weather is probably accountable.
The consecration Bervice on Saturday
night was well attended, muoh interest
was manifested, and continued Unabated until the cloae.
Report of Ike Miniiter or Minei.
The annual report of the minister of
mines was presented to the house On
Thursday. It contains the usual statistics of the year ending 31st December,
1888, whieh include tbe reports of the
various gold commissioners, together
with a lengthy and valuable report by
Mr. W. J. Sutton, government assay-
er. This lstter ombraces a description
Of the Nicola, Lillooet, Uleoillewaot
nines, whioh the assayer visited during the year. A list of oconomlo ores
found in the province is obtained in
the assayer"" report
A Talc From the Sea.
The fishing schooner C. H. White
returned to Tort TuwnBcnd ou Friday night from a fishing cruise in tho
North Paciiic. The master, Capt.
Chris. Johiinscii, rolntes the following
remarkable adventure which befell
tbo schooner, the truth of which ia
vouched by overy mombor of thu crow:
The schooner wus auchured on Flattery banks with nearly all tho crow
out in dories catching halibut, whon a
scliool of Unbacked whalos approached
the schooner, and in thoir gambols,
ono of the animals became ontangled
in tho vesBol's cable. The huge mammal started off, towing the schooner
nt a rapid rato, the captain and cook
(the only porsons on board) being
powerlcBS to prevent it. The whale
towed the veBsel westwnrd, and gradually circled round, finally bringing
the Bchooner to within a few miles of
where it started, after traversing fully
a distance of sixty miles. The windlass was rigged and the cable drawn
close, when it was Been that the whale
measured over eighty feet. With one
turn the cable became disentangled
and the monster then disappeared beneath the waves. The captain and
cook hoisted sails and returned for the
boats, where tho orew were found
some twenty hours later.
and its journey through the water
pipes, which appeared in the city
papers a few dnys ago, was entirely
eclipsed yesterday by the appearance
of a second little voyager by the way
of the filter, water mains and sorvico
pipe to the legislative assembly. Mr.
Young, the caterer of the house,
anxious to procure a glass of wnter,
paid a visit to the tap, and was surprised to soe a lively catfish make its appearance. Tho fish was fully two inches in length.
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Charged with larceny.
At the district court this morning,
Captain Pittendrigh, J. P., and P.
McTieman, J. P., presided. They
were called upon to investigate the
charge of larceny against James L.
Sprouster, who ia accused of stealing
two $20 bank notes, a half sovereign
and some small change contained in a
pocket book belonging to Mr. G. W.
McRao, the school teacher at Port
Moody. Sprouster was man of all
work in Iho hotel and had access to all
the rooms, lie was, it is claimed,
working for 'lis board only and did not
receive any pay, but this will not be
proven until Mr. Scott's evidence is
heard. Sprouster left the hotel on
Saturday, the 16th inst., and came to
Westminster. McRao did not miss
the money until the following Thursday, and his suspicions fell on Sprouster. With tho assistance uf tbo polico
it was learned that the accused had
changed u $20 bill at M. Des Bristvy's
store, and tho arrest followed. A remand for a weok was askod by Mr.
Moresby, and granted by the magistrates,
The North Arm Channel.
Tho people along the north arm of
tho Fraser, and the cannery men in
particular, are beginning to agitate in
favor uf a means whereby the current
in tho north arm uf the river may bo
increased. Tho building nf the now
wharves from the O.P.R. station westwards, it is claimed, bus lessened the
volume of wator running into the
north arm and this has had tho effect
uf blocking up the channel to a considerable extent. It is proposed that
a tier of mattresses, 500 feot long, bo
extended southward from tho bond of
Lulu Island, This it ia thought, would
turn a sufficient quantity of water into
tho north arm to keep tho channel
from blocking up and would possibly
deepen it considerably and without
detriment to the main channel, 1'here
aro u number of sand bars at different
points along the north arm, which run
out a considerable distance from the
laud nud form obstructions tu navigation, and an effort will be made to
have the dredger employed on those
after ils duties in connection with the
harbor improvements aro completed.
These matters will bo laid before the
buard uf trade at an early date for the
consideration of that body.
It Is very important in this age of vast
material progress that a remedy be pleasing to tho taste and to tho oye, easily
taken, acceptable to the stomach and
healthy in its naturo and effecta. Possessing thoso qualities, Syrup of Figs is tho
one perfect luxativo and most gentle
diuretlo known.
The Crlb-wori   finished.
The contract for building the crib-
work on the line of the Southern Railway, near the hatchery, iB comploted,
and the work reflects the highest credit
on Mr. N. B. Gnuvrenu, tho ongineer
in chnrge. The crib-work is 1900 foot
in length, and 60,000 lineal feet of
timber were used in its construction.
The wholo structure is substantial and
complete in overy detail, and Lemon
& Co., the contractors are muoh pleased with their success. Some 60 laborers are employed filling in tho crib-
work with earth, and building tho road
bed to its proper grade.
A New Village.
A new town plot is being laid out
on tbo bank of tbo North Arm of the
"rnser river at tho ond of tho Vancouver North Arm road. Some 60 acres
have Van clou- . and are being grub-
bod and fenced in a thorough manner
The land will bo suld in 5 acre lota and
can either be used for market gardens
oi-au'i Jinded into amallor building lots.
A store, blacksmith shop and a couple
of other small industries will soon be
be established at this point, and a daily
steamer will connect tho now village
with WestminBter. Tho situation is
central and well chosen and the coming
village ought to prosper.
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r.lrrlliin of OlUcera.
The directors electod at tho meeting
of tho Young Men's Christian Association last Wednesday, met on Saturday
evoning for tho purpose of electing
officers for the ensuing year, and for
the transaction of other business.
There wore present, D. S. Curtis, Geo,
Kennedy, Arthur Rand, Dr. 0. E. O.
Brown, W. R. Groig, Wm. Cook, A.
Brydono Jack, VV. H. Higgins, Marshall Sinclair and 0. H. Clow. Mr.
D. S. Curtis was elected president of
the association, Mr. Georgo Kennedy,
first vice-president, Mr. W. H. Higgins, second vice-president, Mr Arthur
Rind, treasurer, and Mr. Brydone
Jaok, reoording secretary.
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A New Breeding Ground.
The average Victorian never drinks
water, and very many perform their
ablutions with a dry towel or a ourry
comb. At least that is what one would
infer from the reports from the capital.
The water pipes In thst city have become a favorite breeding ground for lizards, catfish and other members of the
finny tribe, and we expert to hear
next week that salmon are endeavoring
to squeeze through tho filters. Here
is the list big 6nd as announced by the
Colonist:  The trsglo tale of the lizard
What Was spoken ut Sonic or Hie cily
Sunctuarles Yesterday.
Rev. Mr. Jiimieson preached  from
Matt. 25c, 40v.—"And these Bhall go
away  into  everlasting    punishment;
but tbe righteous into  life eternal"—
and spoko as follows:—At  tbo  judgment of the  great duy, Jesus Christ,
who is to be tho J udge Himself,   tells
us thero will be two  possibilities, two
classes, two sentences:   Tho righteous
will be wolcomed to enjoy tho  incorruptible inheritance,   und those who,
before this great  tribunal, are   found
with sin stains, and stationed   uu   the
left hand uf tho Judge, will be   committed  to   everlasting   punishment.
Let us Consider a littlo while the first
phase of the subject    (ono  selduin
spoken of by   Christ  Himself).   Tho
idea of future punishment is not to be
lightly taken;   eternity ns a great  attribute makes the great, momentous,
question, of how wo shall spend  that
eternity, ono that  cannot   bo   trifled
with; aud yet tlioro nro so many objections urged against an  unonding  futuro.   First, its opponents say  that
the doctrine  itself  is  unreasonable,
and surely that is a very weak  argument, as our weak understanding  can
nover be a test of holy truth.   Things
have happened m uur lifetimes  oven,
whicli beforo thoy did happen we said
were impossible, and  shall wo  bring
tho great God to tho bar uf  our finito
understanding—a weak and utterly in-
cnpablo tribunal.   Then somo say lhat
deuth BignilicB tho end—extlnotibn nnd
annihilation—und that tho uso of tho
word death its the end of sin is a very
queer term to uso nud  cannot imply
everlasting punishment.    Lot us   luok
at  tlio affirmative evidence:    Firat,
thoro ia no language possiblo to use, to
make it plainer, in conveying tho idea
of everlasting punishment than is used
throughout all scripture  in   denoting
the eternity of hell;   seoond, scripture
declares broadly and plainly that   tho
death of the wicked apd tho lifo of the
rightoous aro of equal duration in their
final  destinies;  and, third, thero aro
many passages of acripturo that imply,
though thoy do not abaolutely state,
tho endless term of punishment, and,
aa ein never  relents, therefore God's
wrath abides:  the wicked are driven
away in their wickedness,  carrying
with thom and perpetuating in eternity
their mode of life as followed in  tho
world;   for St. Paul says, as man has
sown, so shall he reap.   As there  is
nothing in pain or punishment in this
world that will make the guilty relent,
God's grace comos to the  soul  and
oauses repentance; but in the place of
futuro woe there will be no dispensation of grace, no smile of mercy.   God
cannot employ any greater means
than He has employed to save the sinner; in the infinite source of the Godhead no higher or more priceless means
could bo omployed;   for, if the sinner
could be saved in any other way, the
incarnation on Calvary would appear
uselesB and unnecessary. The judgment of the great day is final and gives
fixedness of things future, tho economy
of graco ends, the Inst sepnrntion uf
families takes place, the gulf is fixed,
and tho shutting in and out of heaven
is final, and the ocononiy of justice
commences, and character and destiny
are fixed for over. This is u subject
not pleasant to contemplato, and you
may wonder why I notice it to-day.
It is that you may escapo the awful
doom, that you may not go through
life carelessly, and then find the fact
truo in the end that there is no mercy
beyond tho tomb, and I speak not to
frighten you, but as Paul, to porsuado.
you; and to you who aro saved, washed, sanctified, regenerated, I say, rejoice in that you cannot oven conceive
the fullness of the preparation fur yuu
in heaven implied in tho text; rcjoico
in that you will hail with delight a
participation in tho blessed inheritance with those of tho adopted family
of Gud. The rov. gentleman was
listened to with marked attention and
st. Paul's church.
At tho Reformed Episcopal church
last evening Rov. Thos. Haddon
preached from Proverbs 4 c., 23 v.—
"Keop thy heart with all diligence;
for out of it nre the issues of lifo,"
and spoke substantially ns follows:
Solomon knew a great deal about tho
human heart, for ho had allowod himself to be led by it into wrung; honco
he givoB advico with regard to its keeping, in the most emphatic terms. Our
life is what the heart makes it, and
the outward walk of life is the reflection uf what exists in the heart. The
life may be modified to meet tho eye
of thuse with whom we como in contact, but the moral texture can only be
as the heart makes it. It is the most
important part of man, and rules nil
bis forces and actions. It is the fountain of life; tho life's actions may bo
modified by disposition, but in nearly
every case, as in the text, the issues
uf life permeate from the heart, and,
ns children are neglected in tlieir curly
training, bu they grow in sin, and it
must present itself in their lives. Tho
heart is bad to begin with, nnd needs
training and the chango by grace. The
question,naturally nrises, nnd a very
difficult one tu nnswer: why docs this
inconceivable slnulnwodncss exist in
human nature, that wo nro troubled
wiih tho heart more than anything olse!
Paul felt tho burden when lis said "Oh
wretched man that I ani," &e. Paul's
intellect wns right, but his heart was
wrong, and does this shaduwedness
cume from training or example! Christ
snys, "Out nf tho heart the mouth
speaketh." The heart and character
stand in tho samo relation us tho tree
and fruit, and this should mako us
desire, like Dnvid when hosaid "Create
in mo a new heart and renew a right
spirit within me." Tho heart ought
to be kept, because it is king of the
intellect- Some people think the intellect Buperiur to tho heart, I think
the opposite, and the biblo says, "As
a man thirdcethinhis heart, so is he."
Tho intellect may be convinced, but
the heart very often doeB not respond,
and sn shows mastery over the intellect
being the controlling power; and this
explains mnny instances uf infidelity.
The heart dislikes God, then tbe intellect persuades that the idea of God
in tho bible is wrong, and the combined power of heart and intellect
compels mini to robul. The honrt is
the controller of the actions, and when
the heart is chuiigod, that change is
portrayed in the actions. Then tho
honrt del ermines the destiny; death
does not transform tho heart; this
chango is only nude by green through
faith, nfter repentance; death, finding tlie henrt holy or unholy, cannot
ohango it, and it is in time thnt tho
heart weaves the woal nr woe of eternity. How cnu Iho honrt be kept! It
is su subtle, persuasive, impressive,
and should bo kept safe and undor
proper control, into whoso custody
then shall tho heart be committed!
Tho bible Bupplies the answer, "My
aon givo mc thy heart," and we knuw
whose voice in tenderness as a father
claims the right to protect against all
influoncoB of tlio ovil ono, breaking
the yoke, making the heart clean,
peaceful, radiant, joyous, a never failing fountain of blessing and benediction to our livos, and, as the bible declares, our bodies should bo temples
of the Holy Spirit, so our heart should
be a dwelling placo for Josus, Bring
your heart to Him,bathe it in His sunshine, and lot the swoet influences of
Jesus and His atonement upon Calvary
Burround it and watch it with a careful oyo, and defend it against all foes,
by putting ou tho whole armour of
God. Brethern, everything depends
upon the keeping of tho heart, for out
of it aro the issues of lifo.
Rev. ThoB. Scouler preached in the
Presbyterian church last ovoning from
Jeremiah 16o. part 19v.—"Surely our
fathers have inherited lies, vanity,
and things wherein thero is no profit"
—and spoko as follows : I purposo
speaking this evening moro especially
to theyoung. Tomost youngpeopleare-
ligious lite seems to be an unprofitable
thing. They will leave religion until
they havo got done with the world and
its enchantments, They think religion
good to have when men die, but it is
not worth having to aocompany them
through lifo. This idea, alas iB too
often possessed by the young. In the
morn of life they are possessed with
the desire for happiness, and they
think that this desire can only be
gratified in sources that are alien from
God. But we think that in this they
are mistaken. The deairo fur happiness is the desire for God Himself.
It is the longing of nn immortal spirit
which can be satisfied only with God.
He is the fountain of all good and the
source of true happiness. The Christian finds great pleasure and profit in
the contemplation of all God's works.
Ho oan say with David, "How manifold aro Thy works-, in wisdom Thou
hast mado them all." He haB pleasure
in exercising himsolf to keep his con
science void of offence toward God and,1
toward man.   Within and around the,
Ohistian there is peace  and  satisfaction.   Surely in these things  there is,
profit.   This is what we desire of you,,
my young  friends, to   possess, things*,
in whioh there is profit, and we  know-)
that it is only in the possession of anj|
interest in the redemptiye work of the";
Lord Josus Christ that we  can enjoy j
things of this life.   The speaker then]
noticed some  things  in which  there
was no profit—the  pleasures  of the
ball-room, of the intoxicating cup, and:
also of a large class of fictitious litera I
ture, dwelling at considerable lengtfj
on tho great influence  for  evil  tha'.
wns exerted by  pernicious literature
upon the young especially, and urgino'l
them to rend good books which woulifl
profit them, of which there were manyP
but especially to read   the Bible, thi
best of all books, which would  prof-,
them for time and  eternity.   Parent";]
ahould bo as careful with respect to th.'
books whioh their  children  read 'a*1
with regard to thoir companions.   Tb!,
preacher closed by asking all  to tak"i
tho biblo as tho man nf their counsel]
and they would thus be led into pathv
of honor, of virtue, nnd up to   immoii:
tality and eternal life.
The Salvation poople are celobratirf,
tho anniversary of their entrance inf."
this cily.    Last ovening tlieir hall w»;
packed full   of   all   sorts  and   sizutf
Adjutant Scott, who is conducting' till
services, took for his subject the 12tfi
chapter uf Matthew, and read from tM
38th to the 42nd verses (both inclu/,1
nd), nnd showed in the most forciby-1
manner thnt if tho Ninevites repenti-
at the preaching of Jonah, the peop-'
of Now West minster, who ure, so high''
favored   wilh   the   means  of  gra/,
though the   various   church  ageiioij
nnd tho light of the Biblo iu tho Wa
century, will be held much moro rej
ponsible than the   Ninevites   wouf'
have boen, turning a deaf oar to Go*jf
messenger.   His remarks wore  shot,
and pithy and very much to the poirj
He was followed by his two lieutoj
ants in tho samo  strain.   The   n<|r
speaker proved  to   a  demonstratij
that the human family wus lost in si
nnd needed a Saviour and that Chr\
was tho only Saviour.   The third a£
last  speaker showed the dreadful col
sequeuco of rejecting tho great snlvf:
tion purchased by Christ's blood, a'J
urged Iub hearers to flee to tho refucj
and    seek  pardon  and   redemptii
thruugh faith in Christ, and a  he,
lifo, which was the promised priviloa
of all thoso whu would lay down thi);
weapons of  rebellion  and   truBt j.
promised   aid   through   God's   HiS
Spirit. ,',
Mclcimiloaji'iil Report ror WcckEuili*
.March 23rd. ISSS.
Sunday 68.0
Monday  50.0
Tueaday 54.0
.Wednesday 58.0
Thursday 53.0
Friday 05.0
Saturday 55.11
Suusbino and cloud.   Hulos,   Slide
rain. A. Peele, CnpHijj
45 0
Poultry Yards
Light Brahmas,
Partridge Cochliii
Plymouth Hacks,
  White faceIll'kBpanl
Whito Created, Black  and Gold
Ilimilnns.      SUrer-pencIlled   Hn:
Black, Red and Pitt Gaines.
Toulouse Geese.     Rouen Ducks.
My Yards arc open for inspection.   I
A Pleasing Sense of He
and Strength Renewed,'
of Ease and Comfort
Follows the use of Syrup of Figs,
acts gently On the
Kidneys, Liver ® Bo*s
Effectually CleanBing tho System
Costivo or Bilious, Dispellin
Colds, Headaches and Fe
and permanently curing
without weakening or irritating '
cans on which it acts.
Vor sale lu -|5o bottles by oil Li
- Sis FaUKJSCC, 0»u, _
V)OBTii«i.Kr., Niw Yoa cly British Columbian
aeaday Horning, liar. HI, issi).
A Fall to Death.
!Saturday afternoon, Alexander
jtrshall, an overman in tho em-
»f the Vancouver Coal Co. at
ho, fell down the shaft of tho
it Northfield, to most a terriblo
1 Tho unfortunate man was bo-
iwn up to the surfsce, when the
g of the cage caused him to lose
a, and he wbb precipitated to
[torn of the shaft, his death be-
■jtantaneous. A coroner's jury
panelled, and returned a ver-
accidental death.
J ~~ 
'      Gold ln Alaska.
t'ring of Alaska, Gov. Swineford
\ Seattle reporter that a num
old ledges have been discovered
{Uralty Island.   This island is
I long and 40 miles wide, and
I about 75 milea from Sitka,
"the ledges assays from $200 to
1- tho ton.   This property has
laded for $50,000 to T. M. An-
, San Francisco, who will, on
Sll at San Francisco, organize
(iny so that the mine may bn
3 as soon ns possible. Another
Ind is 1700 feet wido and its
b from a trace of gold up to
•'ton. Besides thoso I have
"*d there are others, the value
I am not conversant with.
) creek about four miles frum
"-galena ledges, which carry
(d and silver, have been dis-
Vhioh assay from $100 to $3,-
Last fall 2200 pounds of
lent to San Franoisco and a
$173 was received back,
lis the net result after nil the
transportation and reduc-
|been paid for.
Sinning Birds.
fhany and other countries of
here are mnny singing birds,
fin plumage musical in song,
not   native  to America.
|ese are the nightingale, song
nllfinch, skylark and others.
. > a movement was mado by
| Portland to.importa thou-
i birds into Oregon, with
|ation that they would rapidly
I numbers and soon become
las the native birds.   They
I May, and will be turned
|id noar city.   The mocking
i-link and red bird are also
i to Oregon from the south-
The mild climate of Ore-
doubt be appreciated by
liWest Shore Magazine calls
fhered Immigrants," which is
a large art supplement ac-
; tho magazine for March..
elegant piece of nrtistio
colors, and shows these birds,
rUnct kinds, in their natural
/lover of birds will be
ith this beautiful engraving.
r ulso contains a description
woll as engravings and des-
f North Yakima, Wash.,
r and St. Helens, Oregon,
jther interesting and valu-
nation about the Paoifio
Price, $2.60 a year,25 cents
""dress L, Samuel, publisher,
'j        ^	
| Western Romance.
paioh from Douglas, Wyo.,
Widow McOool, aged 18,
ition agent at Dry Choy-
| stago route betwoen thero
She is a pretty brunette,
{ded the admiration of all
in for miles around.   Af-
dozen offers, she no-
tin  Huutun,  a   wealthy
1 they wero to bo mar-
Last week a blonde-
It Englishman, Jas, Kidd,
ir an  Omnha provision
along.   His good looks
iyB produced an impros-
int to Buffalo, transacted
and  returned  to Dry
Saturday,  and   that
i widow to a dance, 20
t Shoriff-William's ranch.
Insanely jealous, and his
"ordered to pick u quar-
and shoot him.   The
>is carried out, but Kidd
1 six-shooters and bnck-
i closud door loading to
Ed. Cook, Hunton'sforo-
| dead from ono of ICidd's
) or four  others were
|idd was shut in tho arm
; wero closing on him
J behind suddenly open
ragged into the bedroom,
Vas quickly bultod.   Tho
Sad got into the bed-
JToar, aud Kidd owed his
piness.   His escape in
"as not discovered. Kidd
Hdle-horse, and placing
[rout, of him galloped
i wore terribly fatigued
hed here on Sunday
Iofreshments they hired
toi; and pushed  on lo
, whero they wero mar-
lams,  Huiiton   and a
fot here ten  hours be-
ey were terribly en-
found  the elopers
lio lead, but started for
have not returned
lis believed  that the
fu railway station and
• well known Liberal
Oman Oatholio, in a
onto Globe, expresses'
all for disallowance
i Act.
[Mail Stoamships aro
»trips'to Halifax for
s next sailings will be
Victoria, March 18.—The speaker
took the chair at 2 o'clock and prayers
were read by Rev. Mr. Wadman.
Tho petition of A. B. Ferguson and
othors was received, Tho committoe
on railways reported complete the bill
to incorporate the Columbia and Kootenay Railway & Navigation Oompany.
Report recoived. The committeo on
standing orders and private bills presented a report whioh was referred
back for amendment.
Mr. Higgins, seconded by Mr. Duck,
moved that in the opinion of this house
it is desirable fur tho govornmont to
tako steps during the recess that will
ensure the extension of the Esquimalt
& Nanaimo Railway to somo convenient point or harbour on tha northern
part of Vancouver Island. Mr. Higgins spoko warmly in support of the
resolution showing the groat benefit to
the Island by tho construction of such
a lino and asked both sides of the
house, Island and Mainland members,
to support the resolution. The chiof
commissioner of worlts proposed to s-
mciid tho resolution by instructing tho
govornment to consider the furtherance of other such needed railways.
The resolution, as amended, was carried unanimously.
Mr. Ladner movod, seconded by
Mr. Orr, that un order of the house
be granted for a return of all the correspondence not all ready printed nnd
laid boforo tho houso concerning the
provincial secretary's mission to Ottawa. Carried. Mr. Higgins asked
leave to introduce a bill entitled an act
to amend an act to aid in the development of quartz mines. Leave was
granted, the bill read a first and the
second reading fixed for Thursday.
The finance minister stated that the
estimates would be brought up on
The provincial secrotary moved nn
the consideration of the report of the
bill (No. 9' entitled "An Act to amend
the Public School Act," the following
clause in substitution for subsection
(9) of seo, 13: "(9) with the sanotion
ot the lieutenant- governor in council
for causo, to summarily suspend any
teacher, and to cancel for oause the
certificate of qualification of any teacher, until the lieutenant-governor in
council shall confirm or disallow his
action in suspending such teacher, and
the cancellation or suspension of teacher's certificate, when confirmed by the
lieutenant-governor in council, shall
release the school trustees of tho district in which such teacher may bo
employed from any obligation to con ■
tinuo to employ him as such teacher."
The motion was carried.
Mr. Semlin movod to amend section
52 of the public school act as follows:
Subsection 2—By striking out the
figures "30" in the second line and inserting "25" ill lieu thereof and by
adding at tho end of the subsection
tho following words: "Candidates
must obtain 40 per cent, of the marks
attached to the written arithmetic and
to grammar papors." Subsection 3
By strickiug out tho figures"40" in
second line and inserting "25" in lieu
thereof aud by adding at the end of
the subsection tho following words:
"Candidates must obtain 50 per cent,
of tho marks attached to the written
arithmetic nud grammer papers." Subsection 4 — By striking out the figures
"40" in socond line and inserting "25"
in lieu thereof, and by striking out all
tho words after "certificate" iu third
line down to and including tho word
"grade" in third'line and inserting the
following: "and the candidates must
obtain 50 per cent, of the marks attached to the written-arithmetic, English graminer to mensuration, algebra
and geomotry papers," Subseotion 0
—By striking out tho figures "50" in
second lino and inserting "25" in lieu
thereof, and striking out all after
"certificates" in third lino down to
"grade" in fifth and inserting tho following: "and candidates must obtain
50 per cent, of the marks attached to
written arithmetic, English grammar,
mensuration, algebra, and geometry
papers." Tho resolution was lost by
15 to 6.
Tho game protection act read a third
time and passed. The bill to incorporate tho Vancouver street railway was
recommitted, Mr. Mason in the chnir,
in order to make a fow minor amend
ments Tho bill was reported complete
with amendments mul will be considered on Tuesday. The report of tho select committee on standing ordor nnd
private bills was rend and received.
Tho house then wont wont into coui-
mittoo with Mr. Martin in tho chair on
the bill to incurpurnte the Victoria
Lumber & Manufacturing Compnny.
At 0 o'clock tho honse roso and od
journed till Tuesday, lioforeadjoitrning
it wns resolved tu hold night sessions on
Wednesday and Friday evenings until
the end of the present session
Victoria, March 19.— The minister of filiation moved that tho huuso
go into committeo of supply. In
clear and lucid speech he reviewed the
financial standing of the province,
Taking revenue for the yonr first he
said it would be seen that it is estimated to amount to $(199,491, nu increaso
ovor the estimated revenue for the
present yenr of $98,000. Tho priii
cipal heads of increase wero: Land
sides, $10,000; Umber royalties and
licenses, $10,000; real property, gen
oral property, provincial revenue tnx,
nbout $60,000. The inorenses nro tho
natural result of the increased prosperity of the country. With regard
to tho expenditure it is set down at
$864,351 or $75,595 over the estimates
for this year. Tho principal items of
incronse nre: Publio works, $36,000
education, $18,615; administration of
justico, $9000; civil govornmont salaries and the administration of justice
and salaries of same, $10,400. It was
necessary to mako a number of new
apointmoiits to keep pace with the
increasing volume of work iu all the
departments. Ho referred to the
mount of work now transacted in the
printing oflice, lands and works department, tho land regiatry oflice and
other departments. Ho callod attention to the liberal expenditure for pub
lic works, $277,000, and nlso referred
to the expenditure for educntion which
was exclusive of tho cost of the new
school buildings. He compared the
revenue for tho present year with that
of previous years showing the increaso
to bo ovor 50 per cent, in 5 years. He
Bhowed how the work of the government was being done in an economical
manner in comparison with previous
years. To prove that. tho statement
that the government was running tho
country into debt was without tho
slightest fonndation, and that the present government was doing moro work
at a less cost than any formor administration, ho said that wo shall begin
tho year, 1st July, 1889, with $263,000
to tho good. The revenue would be
$700,000, or a total of $963,000, and
the expenditure would be $863,000,
leaving $100,000 on the right side of
the ledger on 30th Juno, 1890. This,
ho said, will givo ample moans for
1891. After that tho government will
have easy work before them, as in
that year tho census will be taken and
the subsidy from the Dominion bo increased under the head of the per
capita tax by at least $50,000, and the
total revenue of the provinco will then
reach $950,000. Ho said the not
amount of the debt of tho province was
$1,410,000, or about $15 per head of
tho population, much less in proportion than in tho other provinces. Taxation here in comparison with the
Australian colonies and the adjacent
states of the union wns equally low.
He would liko to see a bold effort
mode in the way of making lines of
railway throughout tho province whicli
would develop our resources if any
work would do so. Before closing he
referred to the public accounts for the
last half year as laid before tho house
and said it was a great mistake to publish them as they were misleading and
the custom should be abolished, It
was impossible to give a fair showing
as they do not ahow the revenue due,
and the system was mischievous and
liablo to do injury.
Mr. Grnnt, owing to tho illness of
the leader of the opposition, replied.
At 4:30 p. m. the house went into
committeo on supply, with Mr. Higgins in the chair. Votes numbered
ono to forty woro passed, when tho
coniinitteo ruse, reported progress, and
asked leave to sit uguiu. The huuso
then adjourned till Wednesday afternoon.
Victoria, Mar. 20.—Tlio speaker
took the chair at 2.15 p.m. Prayers
wore read by Bev. Mr.  Wadman.
Mr. Allan rose on a question of privilege correcting a statement made in tho
Times to the effect that he had said
that some teachers in tho upper coun •
try could not .writo their own names.
He said he did not say "teachers" but
but said "trustees." This was a fact
there were trustees who could not sign
their own names. This could bu pruv-
ed by a visit tu the oflico of tho superintendent of education. Ho did not
blame the reporter for tlie mistake.
He had been interrupted by tho member for Esquimalt. "That gentleman
was too fond of interrupting, and ho
thought it wus time this thing should
be stopped at  once.
Mr. Mason presented n petition
from 63 settlers from Ohilcotiti, Williams oreek* St. Joseph's Mission and
150 mile houso concerning the roads
which was laid on the table.
A petitiouiprcsonted by the member for Now Westminster District concerning rond repairs wns ruled out of
order by the speaker,
Mr. Humphreys moved, seconded
by Mr. Semlin, that an order uf the
house be granted for a return of the
numbor of cases, description of work,
timo employed and the amount, in
salary or otherwise, paid to the official
stenographer to dato. Tho resolution
was carried.
Mr. Orr moved, seconded by Mr.
Ladner, that a solcct committoe bo appointed to enquire into the ownership
of lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 0, block 1,
and lots 1, 2,- 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8,
block 6, in the old townsite of Granville, with power to call for books, registers, plans, maps nnd papors and
report to tho liouse. Tho committoe
to consist of Messrs. Davie, Bole,
Higgins and tho mover. Tho resolution was curried.
The report uf the committee en tho
bill to incuporatu tho Vancouver Stroot
Railway Company, ontho motion of
Mr. Bolo was adopted, and the bill to
be read a third timo on Thursday.
The bill to incupurnte tho Victorin
Lumber uud Manufacturing Cmupniiy
was reported complete with amendments by tho committee, the report to
be considered on Thursday.
Thu huuso then went inlo committee ou Mr. Beaven's municipalities
bill. Tho coniinitteo reported progress and naked loavo to sit again.
Mr. Higgins gavo notice tliat ho
would move, that on Friday tho houso
resolve itself into a cunimitteo of the
wholo to consider tho following resolution: "That in tho opinion of tho
house the lieuieiiant-govoriior in council should formulate and lay before
tho houso nt its next session a scheme
for a definito railway policy. Said
schouio to comprehend the granting of
n specified sum of money per milo or
a grnnt of land ill lieu of a money subsidy, ur a subsidy of both lnnd und
money to aid the construction nnd development of linos of railway within
tho provinco. Such subsidies of monoy or land ur both to bo granted only
to such companies as should be approved by (ho lieutennnt-govornor in
council ns having established to his
siitisfnctiou their ability to construct
and complete snid  railways."
Mr. Anderson gave notice of his intention to move that a select commit-
too bo appointed to inquire into the
claim of John Stevona of Lako distriot,
the committee to consist nf Messrs.
Duck, Ladner, Tolmie, Thompson and
At tho ovening session the speaker
took tho chair at 7.30 p.m., mid on
motion the houao wont into committee
on the National Eleotrio Tramway
Company's bill, The committee rose
at tho last clause respecting the route
of the tramway in the districts and ro-
ported progress,
Tho New WeBtminstor Short Lino
Railway bill was advanced a  stage.
The Columbia River and Kootenny
Railway bill passed its second reading.
The New Westminster amendment
act was read the second   time.
Tho conditional silo bill was road
the Becond timo.
Tho finance minister obtained leave
to introduce a bill respecting assignments for the benefit uf creditors and
tho house adjourned at 11  o'clock,
Victoria, March 22.—The speaker
took the chair at 2.15 p.m. Prayers
were said by Rov. Mr. Wadman.
A petition of tho British Columbia
Board of Trade, protesting against tho
passage of tho Divisional courts act,
was received.
The committee on standing ordors
and private bills reported complete tho
bills to amend tho Victoria official map
act and to incorporate the Anglican
Synod of British Columbia. The committee also reported that the application for nn act to incorporate Burnaby Lake improvement compnny had
been withdrawn.
The roport was received.
On the motion of the Finance Minister tho socund report nf tho resolutions
from the committee of BUpply was receivod and adopted.
Tho Finance Minister presented a
message from the Lieutenant Governor nccompnnylir|j the supplementary
estimates for tho year, which, on
motion, was referred to the committee
on supply. Among the items appearing therein are $035 fur the construction and furniture of puMio schools in
Vancouver, and $1,748 for similar
work on False Creek.
The bill to amend lhe Public School
act was read a third time and passed.
Tho bill to amend the New Westminster Southern Railway company's
net passed ; nlso a bill to incorporate
the Vancouver streot railway company.
The house went into committee on
tho Municipalities bill, reported progress nud asked leave to sit again in
the morning.
The national electric tramway bill
was amended in committee by tho insertion of a clause exempting works
and rolling stuck from taxation for fivo
At six o'clock the committee ruse
and reported progress ou the bill and
tho liouse adjourned till 7.30 p. m,
Mr. Ladner will ask what will be
the width of the span of tho proposed
bridge across tho Fraser at or near St.
Mary's mission. Will thore bo a draw
to allow vessels to pass through !
What height wil! the lower part of the
bridgo bo above high water !
The finance minister will move that
the houso on Wednesday resolve itself
into a committoe of the whole, to consider tho ways nnd means for raising
supply to be granted to her inujes _
The Attorney-General will ask leave
tu introduce u bill entitled an "Act to
amend the License Act."
Tlie house resumed at 7.30 and went
into coniinitteo, Mr. Semlin in the
chair, upon Mr. Beaven's municipalities bill.
At 9.30 tho committee roso and reported progress and asked to sit again.
The report was received; Tho committee will sit again tin Monday.
Tho house went into committee, Mr.
Grant in the clmir, to consider the
Culumhia and Kootenay railway bill.
Tho committee roso and reported the
bill complete with amendment.
The report was teceived unci will be
considered next sitting of rim house.
The house went into i mmitteo on
tho Brockton Point Athlouc Club bill.
The committee reported it complete
without amendments.
The report was received and will he
considered at the next sitting of tho
The question of a night session camo
up and it was decided to devote Tuesday and Friday evenings of next
week for that purpose.
Tho house adjourned until 2 p. m.
Late Caiiaiiian News.
The Quebec legislature prorogued
Thursday afternoon.
Ten powerful locomotives, with
cylinders uf 20 to 22 inches and boilers
of 54 inches in diameter, are being
built in the C.P.R. workshops, at
Over ono thousand Ontario settlors
arrived Friday in special trains at
Winnipeg. The scene at the station
was a most exciting one. About 30
come through to British Columbia nnd
G. H. Balfour, manager of tho Union bank at Winnipeg, has been per-
motod to a similiar position in Montreal, ami will leave about the 1st uf
May. F. L. Patton will succeed Mr.
At a cimvention uf tho third party
it was determined lu establish a woekly organ at Toronto to advocate tho
principles embodied in the platform
whenever $25,000 worth of stock was
The Toronto Globe attacks the caucus
in Ottawa when Blake is alleged tu
havo come out in favor of tho constttu.
tionality of tho Jesuits'bill, and declared no caucus can bind an independent journal.
Sir Charles Tupper goes to Toronto
oarly in April lo give evidonco in the
C.P.R. arbitration caso. Ho will then
proceed to Winnipeg and tho Northwest and personally inspect tho condition of tho Crofters and make arrangements for the reception of fifty
families, who aro expeoted shortly,
Sir Charles expects a large general immigration from Great Britain this
Tho Daily Bulletin the latest publication in Whatcom, and the first daily
issued there, comes to hand neat and
newsy. The publishers are Speirs and
Anderson, former British Columbians,
who are lire and enterprising men and
who have excellent reputations to back
up tlieir efforts, From a small beginning we predict for tho Bidletin a
development which will surprise the
good people of Whatcom,
Late Besyatctaes.
Ottawa, March 22.—Two hours
ivero spent in lively talk to-day in (ho
railway committeo. Befure the Can
adian Pacific Railway bill was taken
up clause by clause everybody thought
there would be a row, and as a result
the room wns packed. The bill with
amendments was reported. President
Van Homo wns on hand early. Tho
bill as modified, contains a clause fur
the appropriation for $330,000 to
build seventeen miles of road in
British Culumbia to the international
boundary. The clause in the original
bill, provided for bonding the short
lino to the extent of $3,000 per mile
was dropped. Big opposition came
from the lower provinco members, who
took advantage of the opportunity to
urgo the incorporation in tho act uf a
clauso providing for tho completion of
the 17 milo link still wanting tu complete connection there.
Hun. G. A. Kirkpatrick explained
tho object of the bill, .which consolidates the entire debenture stock, includes all branch lines and allows an
issue nf increased stuck at the rnte uf
$2,500 por mile to the extent of $12,
500,000, the rate uf interest being fuur
per cent, ns at present. Tho proposed
changes, though authorized by pnrli-
nient, cannot become law until the
consent uf two-thirds of the shareholders is obtained. Upon Mr Foster's
suggestion the lands givon to tho company by the Dominion government are
omitted by the securities upon whicli
the lonn can be affected.
Tho proceedings in tho house to-dny
proved vory tame. On motion of Sir
John Macdonald, Sir Hector Langevin,
Hon. Peter Mitchell, Mr. John Charlton, Hon. G, K. Foster and Mr.
Whito (Renfrew), were appointed a
committee to confer with the Senate
committeo appointed to enquire into
the expenditure of the country in respect of legislation and tho practicability of reducing it.
Tho bills relating to tho exchequer
court and tho supreme and exchequer
courts act were passed.
The militin estimates were then
taken up. Sir Adolphe Caron announced that tho government would
gradually improve the armaments of
tho Pacific and Atlantic coasts by an
niiiil purchases of rifled ordnance.
It was arranged that the house
would nut meet until Tuesday.
London, March 22.—In tho house
of commons this ovening, Sir William
Vernon Harcourt declared that At-
toriroy-Generul Webster's identification with the proceedings before the
Parnoll commission, hud destroyed
thj impression that tho government
was impartial and added weight to the
charges made by the Times. Tho attorney-general, ho snH, would doubtless now tell how and when ho first
learned of Pi-jolt's character, and also
whether lie was informed when Houston burned Pigott's correspondence.
SirR. Webster said he had never
vouched to the government for tho authenticity of the letters. Sir W. Harcourt ought tu know that no counsel
ovor vouched for tlio truth of what he
proposed to prove by tho evidence of
the accused. Sir W. Harcourt, he
snid, was questioning him because he
knew that a certain section of the press
was only too ready to turn the suggestions tu accusations. Regarding
Pigott, he argued, that he hud no right
to keep him in tho witness box becauso he thought he ould not stand a
cross-examination. He (Webster) had
informed the commission of what
Pigott had said and put Pigott's letter
into the hands of Sir Charles Rusoll
fivo days befure Pigott went into the
witness box. (Ministerial cheers).
Regarding Sir VV. Hnrcourt's state
ment that the Times' apology could
only havo been written by a pettifogging coercive knave, ho would sny that
that knave stood beforo the house at
tho present moment. (Conservative
cheers). He could assure tho hon.
gentleman that tho charges brought
against him had not made him anxious
in tho slightest degree There waB
much disorder during Sir R. Webster's
remarks, and James F. X. O'Bnon,
the member for South Mayo, was several times warned by tho chair to cease
his intcruptiuns. Mr. Parnell said bo
should not hnvo intervened in the discussion but for the fact thnt Sir R.
Webster's remnrks gave a faint echo of
Lord Salisbury's equivocal language
respecting tho forged letters. If Lord
Salisbury choose to pin n relio of his
faith upon those lettors, tho consequences would bo upon his own head.
In the witness box he (Parnell) had
testified under onth his entiro lack uf
knowledge of nny of the lettors, nnd
Sir It. Webster had not ventured to
put him a single question concerning
them. What member, he asked,
would not venture to express tho
doubt that tho letters woro forged?
Mr. Fowler did not appear and Mr.
O'Connor said, "He's a coward." Subsequently O'Connor withdrew this expression at tho request of the chair.
Ottawa, March 23.—John Donohuo, known along tho Niagara frontier as "Clutch" Donohue, the notorious "Fence," who has been serving out a sentence of six years in
Kingston prison wns, released to-day
on representation that he is dying uf
consumption nnd has but a few days
to livo, his wife made a pathetic appeal to the ministor of justice that her
husband bo permitted to die outside
of prison, and her request was granted.
Donohuo kept the Quoeu's Hotel al
Erie and wns implicated in numerous
American robberies on the American
side, acting as receiver of stolon goods.
He was sued by tho United Statos Express to recover the valuo of bonds
stolen nt Susquehanna, Pa., nnd whioh
woro said to have cumo intoDonohuo's
possession iu his capacity as "Fence."
Tho Express Co. also furnished evidence which led tu his arrest on criminal charges of being receiver of stolen
goods, on which charge he was con-
Uow tlio Zulus Havo Boon Corrupted  by
Unprincipled Whites.
Diamonds, as most peoplo will bo aware,
aro sorted out of tbo diamondiferous stuff
by nativo " hands." Somo of theso, says
tho Saturday Iteviem, aro probably in ttio
pay of the fraternity, or, to bo more ami
rate, aro humble members of it. A Hue
stone is turned up by ono of them when
nobody is looking. He seizes it, hides it, in
his hair, in his mouth, or in some other
portion of bis person. Or if a goat lie
bandy, ho twists it in his wool and tends
the animal affectionately till an opportunity occurs of redeeming tho stono. Or
perchance ho conceals it behind a rock, or
forces it down tho throat of a dog, or Homeric dovico, ho Bwallows it himself. Tho
gem being restored to tho light of day from
ita hiding-place, whatever it may huvo
been—and many o diamond now sparkling
on a lady's nock has made acquaintance
with tho stomach of a Kafir—tho dusky
thief iu due courso puts himself in communication with another native of a superior
class. This man is a tout in the pay ot a
low whito man: a " Mean White,".as he is
called iu tho colonies. Tho tout buys tho
stone for, let us say, a hundredth part of
ita value, and tho thiof spends the money
on the vilo drink which Itls tho peculiar
pride of civilization to supply to tho unsophisticated savage, and, so far as ho is
concernod, thore ia an ond of tho transaction. Thon tho tout carries tho stono
to the Mean Whito, and receives from
him a sum of money, perhaps doublo
what ho has given to tho actual
thiof. The Mean Whito in his turn takes
it to the licensed buyer of diamonds,
who is possibly a person of glaring and
evon aggressivo respectability-a church
warden or member of the municipality, or
at tho least a merchant of good antecedents
—and from him receives, perhaps, a tenth
part of the worth of the gem. Bo far so
good; but still there are slips between tho
cup und tho lip, and it is sometimes found
difficult to convey tho stuff out of tho country to tho final receiver in London. To this
end many artifices aro resorted to. Wo
havo heard of innocent-looking fowling-
piocos, which, on examination, have been
found to be loaded with diamonds to within
ou inch of tho muzzle, whilo such repositories as novels with holes cut in tbo leaves,
the quills of ostrich feathers, and boots
with hollow heels, aro not uncommon.
Ofton tho fair sex aro found to be useful
auxiliaries in theso adventures, for there is
a peculiar sacredncss about a lady's underclothing that appeals to tho mind of tho customs officer. Tbo man would bo bold who
merely ventured on her back hair. However this may be, by far tho greater number of stones so procured arrive safely in
Europe. Most people will naturally think
that the uativo rascal who takes the stone
is rosponsiblo for this stato of things, but it
is not tho • case. Tbo native, as is well
known, and as Dr. Matthews is careful to
explain, nover dreomed of stealingdiamonds
until ho was taught to thieve by the whito
receivor of stolen goods, and after his simple
virtuo had been debauched by "Cape
smoke." Moro especially is this true of
natives of the Zulu race, among whom, ns
they aro yet nncontamminatcd by civilization, honesty is not only a policy, but a universal practice.
Dr. Matthews tells somo interesting tales
of thoi. D. B. (Illicit Diamond Buyers) .'in-
termty. In tho dead of a certain night in
tho year 1873 bo was roused from sleep ;uid
confronted by a trembling nnd middle-aged
citizen of tho Fields, who informed him 1 hat
ho had swallowed a thirty-carat diamond
and two sovoroigns — just to show his
friends how tho scoundrels did it, and was
now anxious to bo rid of these foroign substances, which had presumable begun to
disagreo. TJltimntely thoy wero recovered,
and tho happy citizen departed with the diamond, loaving the gold in payment. Of
courso, this man had disposed of tho diamond under imminent fear of detection;
but why ho took tho two sovereigns, not
knowing we can not say—unloss it was to
get his hand in. Some people, by the way,
appear to bo able to swallow very large
stones, for so lately as last year a nativo
dying under suspicious circumstances, his
body was opened, and a sixty-carat stono
found in his stomach. Here is another talo.
A whito gentleman lived with a pretty
Fingo woman, who also acted as his agont
in tho "trade." Ho foil ill of fever,
and for weeks lay in a state of delirium, between lifo nnd death. She nursed
him tenderly through it all, and, what is
more, kept up his connection with tho
"boys;" so that, whon ho came to himself,
ht was enabled to present him with hundreds of carats of fine stones. And now
mark tho sequol I No sooner was ho strong
enough than ho departod to Europe, taking
every gem and farthing that sho had collected with him, and leaving the unfortunate
girl to starve on tho streets. On a certain
occasion Dr. Matthews was called in to attend a dying digger who had onco worked a
claim for him. Thoso wero tho words that
greeted bim when ho told the man thero wus
no hopo I" I sha'n't, I can't, I won't die without telling you how when I worked your
nnd Mr. Lynch's claim in No. 01 robbed you
of nearly all your diamonds."
In tbo faco of storlos such as those and of
a muss of other evidonco, it is sometimes
difficult not to beliovo that civilization is a
failuro, and that tho educated Christian
man, oxcept under very exceptional circumstances, nnd when restrained by the strictest pressure of tho law, is a lower animal
at heart than tho savago ho despises and destroys with drink and rillo bullots.
Filial Duty In Palestine.
Horo at Bethany wo saw tho "father"
idea illustrated as prettily as in tho Arabian
desert. If a child onters an apartment
whoro its father is it will not sit down or
speak until tho father notices it and bids it
bo seated. Moreover, if children grown up
to somo size outer and find the father engaged in any labor—beating coffoo in tho
mortar, for oxomplo-tho youth will assumo
tho work and go on with it.
Infected Timber,
"Dry rot "-the cnomy of builders-is a
contagious disoaso of timbor. Good author-
ites stato that it can bo carriodby saws and
other tools which havo been in contact with
infected wood, and that such transition and
impregnation is ofton the causo of tho mys-
toriously rapid decay of originally sound
Gentleman-Have you heard how old
Mrs, IJontly is today, Undo Eustus 1 I
hoar she is very low.
Undo Kosttis—Slio am er gottin' long
poo'ly, sah. I stopped da' dis mawnii'
nn de berry latis' accounts am ter de of-
fec' dat sho wah daid.
Queer Baptism Custom.
In Wurzon, a small Slav village on the
bordors of Carniola, whenever there is a
baptism the nurso, on loaving tho houso for
tho church, takes a loaf of broad with hor
and gives it to tho first person whom tho
tho party moots. Ho must tako it whothor
ho wants it or not. It is said that this cus-
Weekly Bbitish Columbian
Wedncsduy Morning, Mar. SI, issli.
Captain R. Urcck is the tallest
man iu Colorado. His height is
seven feet and seven inches.—.&
There are so few unmarried
women in Queensland, Australia,
that their life is made a burden by
proposals of marriage.
Encouraged by Mr. Gillette's succoss with "Robert Elsmere," a Terre
Haute man intends to dramatize
the dictionary. It will bo a play
upon words.
Don't let us be in a hurry about
annexing Canada, says Texas Sif-
tings. Montreal is going to spend
§4,000,000 on harbor improvements,
which will save us that much money
if we can only wait.
Sir Charles Rnssell, the celebrated
counsel who acted for the Irish
party before the Parnoll commission,
is the father of thirteen girls, so
that he has an opportunity of
putting home rule into practice.
One of the rules in the lloyal
Library in Berlin, made with a
view to preserving quiet and good
order, calls for the exclusion of all
members of the gentler sex. Some
of Bismarck's nasty work, probably,
A Georgia couple, believing in
the saying that a fruit cake improves
with age, kept their wedding cake
until last week, when, with their
children, they ato it. The cake
was sixteen years old.—Ex. Who
can beat that 1   Next I
The Czar of Russia has devoted a
million roubles, and an estate worth
$300,000 roubles a year to the
foundation and maintenance of a
blind asylum in St. Petersburg in
honor of his parents, to be called
tho Alexander-Martin Institute.
An annexation league, it is said,
is being formed in Buffalo. It
would be just as well to go slow in
this niatter. The last time that an
attempt was made to regulate
Canadian politics from Buffalo the
affair did not pan our as well as its
promoters hoped.—Ex.
Great Britain, France, Germany,
Spain, Italy, Sweden and Norway,
the Netherlands, Denmark, Brazil,
Chile, Uruguay, Japan and Hawaii
have accepted invitations to participate in the international conference
for the adoption of plans for securing greater safety at sea.
Michcll Allen, of Woodbury,
Ooiui., owned a horse which had
been raised near by. After some
time it was sold in Bridgeport.
Years after Mr. Allen was surprised
to see it walking weariedly past the
house. It went to its old pasture,
made its way in, laid down and died.
Grocer (to clerk)—What are you
doing there, Henry) Henry—I am
picking the dead flies, out of these
dried currants. Grocer—You just
let 'nm alone. Do you suppose that
I am running this business for fun 1
Do you think 1 come down here
early in, the morning and toil all
day for the spirit of the thing 1
You let those flies alone I
Doctor—How is your husband,
Aunt Oynthia! Aunt Oynthia—
He's wuss dis mawnin' doctah, lot's
wuss. Doctor—Did you give him
that medicine as I directed—a teaspoonful every hour 1 Aunt Oynthia—No, doctah, I jest give him
de whole bottle ter wunst. He
wanted to hurry up and git well so's
ter gwine to de show ter night.
He—Will you marry me 1 She
—Wait a minute. [Exit] (Reappearing with a shotgun.) Hold up
your hands 1 Higher yet! I am
sorry to say, Mr. Brown, that I can
only be a sister to you. You must
pardon my seemingly rude conduct,
but so many young women are
getting killed nowadays by rejected
suitors that I thought a little
precaution would not be out of place.
—Terre Haule Express.
The Irish race, in matrimonial
fidelity, challenges the world. Recently issued statistics on divorce
Bhow this country leading in the
granting of half a million divorces
in twenty years. Numerous European nations emulated us, but
opposite Ireland the number is found
only to be elevon. The Irish marry
. "for better or for worse, until death
us do part," and yet this is tho race
the Tory government of England
would have us believe devoid of
fidelity, of integrity and honor.—
Am. paper.
Mr. John L-. Davis, in the Journal
of Pharmacy, asserts (having fully
tested it in his own case), that a,
preparation of one ounce of sulphur
and one quart of water, repeatedly
agitated during intervals of a few
hours, and the head saturated every
morning with the clear liquid, will,
in a few weeks, remove overy trace
of dandruff from the scalp, and tho
hair will become soft and glossy.
He says; I do not pretend to explain
the 'modus operandi' of the treatment, for it is well known that sub-
insoluble, and the liquid used was
destitute of taste, color or smell.
The effect speaks for itself.
The discussion on high schools,
and incidentally upon Ontario's
educational system, was exceedingly
interesting, says the Empire, referring to a debate in the Ontario legislature, and continues : It brought
out the fact that there is a general
agreement about the public school
curriculum being overloaded to the
detriment of thoroughness in the
teaching. The principal objection
to making the imposition of fees at
high schools and collegiate institutes
obligatory, was that it would be a
retrogade step, and opposed to the
spirit of free education. That improvements are desirable in the
puplic school studies was not denied
by any of the speakers.
Some Norwegian oflicers have
been making experiments recently
with snow forts, not with reference
to boyish games of snow-balling,
but tho genuine military value.
Snow was packed into walls nine
feet thick, and a company fired three
hundred shots at the short distance
of thirty-three yards. Examination
showed that not a single ball had
succeeded in penotrating moro tlinn
a yard and a quarter into the snowy
fortress, and that evory bullet was
flattened out as completely as if it
had been fired against a hard substance. These experiments commend themselves to the consideration
of our Canadian volunteers.
The following conversation is said
to have occurred on the floor of
congress the other day, and is given
on the responsibility of Hon. Isaac
R. Hill. The talk took placo
between Major McKinley, Ohio,
and Major Martin Texas : "Major
McKinley, you ought not to
to smoke those interstate
cigars," "What do you mean by
interstate cigars 1" "Why, I mean
cigars that when smoked in one
state can be smelled in all tho other
states !" "And you, Major Martin,
should not smoke those Robinson
Crusce cigars of yours." "What do
you mean by Robinson Cruste
cigars!" "Why, castaways, of
America says : At a meeting of
a branch of the Irish National
League iu Philadelphia recently, a
resolution was presented, which
requested "the secretary of state to
demand of the British government a
statement concerning tlio extent of
its spy system in this country, and
whether military or not," Many of
those present favored the passage of
the resolution, but a few of the
wiser ones succeeded in having it
withdrawn. If tho Irish agitators
in this country just get a little more
arrogant, they are quite likely to
■equest the president to declare war
on the British government, for the
purposo of making Mr. Parnell king
of Ireland.
The official war bulletins that aro
being issued by the Legitime government in Hayti are couched in most
gradiloquent language. At first
glance it might be supposed tbat the
"battles" wero as sanguinary as
those fought at Austerlitz, Waterloo,
and Sedan, but when we get right
down to details it is learned that the
enemy in one fight left on tho field
seventeen ammunition boxes, twelve
flasks, and two drums, and that a
general escaped in his shirt, whilst
his cocked hat nnd his sword were
confiscated as trophies. Still, as
these lurid reports please the non-
combatant Haytians, and as the
lighters themselves do not appear to
harm anybody, there is no reason
for distress in this part of the world
about the matter.—Philadelphia
The Times is in a bad way about
Victoria. Wc clip the following
from an editorial in a recent issuo :
"Finally, the city should have a park
on general principles. Victoria
should have something' to recommend it to the visitor besides the
fact of its being the "jumping-otf"
place of the British possessions in
the Occident and the scene of the
location of the Driard hotel. To
the man who attaches a romantio
interest to a city which represents
an extreme occidental feature, in
conjunction with a hotel famous for
its ability to meet the requirements
of the inner man, a park is
secondary consideration, But all
men are not built that way, and besides, a city without a park nowadays is behind the times, Need we
say anything more! We think
not."   Don't 1
If ever one is to pray, if ever one
is to feel grave and anxious, if ever
one is to shrink from vain show or
vain babble, surely it is just on tho
occasion of two human beings binding themselves to one another, for
better and for worse, till doath part
them. The two people most concerned, especially the bridegroom,
aro on such a day willing enough
to shrink from vain show and vain
babble, but their friends and relatives insist on trotting them out and
making them show their paces.
Indeed, for a man of shy or nervous
-"»■■■•>•»• mont t,n he married without
chloroform is a painful operation.
Ho may be a strong man, but he
feels liko Sampson when, for the
sake of a woman whom he loved, he
allowed his eyes to be put out, and
heard the Philistines calling upon
him to make sport for them.—Ouida.
A late London cable of Mr.
Smalley's to the Tribune says:
"Pigott's four children are not forgotten now that their unhappy
father has gone penniless out of the
world. Mr. Parnell remembered
them even before that pistol shot
was heard in Madrid." "I may
have toprosecute Pigott for perjury,"
said Mr. Parnell; "but if I do I shall
feel bound to take care of his children." It was a chivalrous as well
as a generous impulse. Mr. Labou-
ohore thinks the Times ought to
look after theso orphans. "Their
father," ho writes in the Pall Mall
Gazette, "was a clever man, and his
career and end were sad. My
doctor told me this morning that it
was all duo to a place in his head,
which ought to contain something
moral, being a cavity. Anyhow, I
ani sorry for his children, and if you
start a subscription I will send you
Mrs.   John  Adams  and    Mrs.
Madison  aro    gracious    historical
figures in the White House, but its
social traditions have received their
chief grace from the lady  who  for
tho last two  years  has  been  its
mistress, andwho now retires.   A
more trying or difficulty position,
under all the circumstances, could not
have been filled mora happily.   The
utmost simplicity and sincerity, a
fine tact and exquisite discretion,
bave been blended with a personal
charm and  native  dignity  which
have already become  part of the
best private  associations  of   the
"Executive Mansion."   The   uniformity and universality of the impression are the witness of its genuineness, and not  even  tho  spirit
which was weary of the justice  of
Aristides had been stirred to cavil
by the beautiful feminine wisdom
which   has  recently   cheered  and
refined the palace of tha people. As
the wife  of  the   president,  Mrs.
Cleveland is in some sort a public
personage, and  as  she  withdraws
from the "fierce light"  which  has
revealed only what  is  admirable,
she is attended  by   the  heart-felt
blessing and  good   wishes  of  the
American people,—Harper's Weekly.
The Chicago Herald has the following sensible reflections : Let us
not delude ourselves with fictitious
greatness. There is another country
at whose greatness we may well
pause for contemplating. Its urea
exceeds eight and a half million
miles. Tho basis of its power is not
land, but water. Its greatsst is
maritime, and its coast-line is 48,-
500 miles long. It lies on both
sides of the equator, but its boundaries touch the extremes of heat
and cold. Its uncultivated area,
which can bo made to feed unborn
millions without the help of the
United States, covers millions of
square miles. It contains 100,000
square miles of forest, which are
being jealousy preserved, while ours
are being ruthlessly sacrificed. Its
population amounts to 345,000,000
souls, including pretty nearly all
the races known to man. Its
revenue for government amounts to
more than a thousand million dollars annually, only one-fourth of
which is levied in direct taxation.
It has nearly a million men under
arms. It has one policeman for
every sixty square miles of its
entire area. Its 24G war-vessels
are all in commission, not rotting
in harbors. Its merchant navy
consists of 30,000 ships manned by
170,000 sailors. Its seagoing tonnage amounts to eight and a half
millions. It surpasses in steamers
all other powers on the globe, and
nearly equals their combined total
in sailing-vessels. Forty-nine per
cent, of the carrying power of the
world is under that flag. More
than half the ship earnings from
freight and passengers belong to it.
Two-thirds of the tonnage annually
built belongs to it. The banks of
that empire transact one-third the
businoss of the entire world. Its
manufacturers comprise one-third
those of all Europe. It uses 30 per
cent, of the horse-power of the
world. Its enormous debt, which
is uses as the most profitable investment of its own earnings, amounts
to only 9 per cent of its wealth, It
is the wealthiest state in tho world,
and its wealth has been made by
exports.   Its name is Great Britain.
''■'"iiiiu nr it in  fi inn     m ,
A curious featuro of the artificial
teeth industry is the variety of colors
required for different countries.
Canada, for instance, demands teeth
for snowy whiteness, South America
those of a yellow color, and Ohina
only black teeth.
In late French experiments, a
pressure of several hundred tons to
the square inch reduced discs of
cork to one-fifth of their original
thickness, but the original bulk was
regained in ten minutes after' the
removal of the pressure.
A race between bees and pigeons
lately took place in Westphalia. The
bees were marked by rolling in flour,
and the first reached homo over the
distance 3*r miles 25 seconds before
the first pigeon, three other bees
arriving before the  second  pigeon.
A very singular new species of
marsupial mammal from New
Guinea has been described by Milne-
Edwards undor the name of
Dactyhpsila palpator. It is remarkable for the enormous length
of the fourth finger—more than an
inch longer than tho two adjoining
Prof. Mosso, of Turin, finds that
the blood of eels is poisonous when
injected into the veins of dogs and
other animals, and that an enl weighing five pounds contains poison
enough to kill ten men. The blood
of the eel is inert, however, when
taken into the stomach, and the
and the poisonous properties are
destroyed by heat.
Frozen Milk.—The Agricultural
Society of France has been shown
by M. Guerin that fresh milk may
be easily transported to the most
distant places in a frozen state, the
freshness being retained for an
indefinite period. When thawed,
though days and weeks after
freezing, the milk is said to equal
new for cooking, yield of cream, production of butter and cheese, and in
all other respects.
An Undesirable Product. —
Colorblindness seems to be developed by civilization. In examinations of 156,732 civilized
people Dr. B. J. Jcflries has found
4.27 per cent color hnnd. Of 414
members of certain tribes of Algiers
examined by Dr. Favre, only 2.0
per cent were color-blind; of 101
young Indians examined by Dr.
Fox, only 1.81 per cent; and of 418
Indian pupils at a Kansas school,
only .9 per cent. The use of tobacco
is suggested as a possible cause.
A Simple Motor. — A new
method of utilizing the powor of
running streams has been devised
by M. Tayn, a Russian engineer.
His apparatus consists of an endless
cable carrying a series' of canvas
cones which open and shut like an
umbrella. The cable passes over a
double drum on board a pontoon,
and at the other end over a pulley
suspended from a buoy. On tho
lower part of the rope the cones are
opened and forced forward by the
current of water, thus sotting in
motion a shaft or drum.
Just Received, Direct from Hamilton!
Intending Buyers should make a
of this, as it goes to show thatwei
more Stoves than any two Houses hi
Province. Our superior line of Stove J
low prices do the business.
E. S. Scoullar & Coi
(Masonic Block, Columbia Street.)
Largest Stock of CROSS-CUT SAWS in the (|
We keep the finest Stock of BUILDERSsi
WARE in the province.
We have on hand a large stock of Magnetic Oxide Fire-prO'l
wan-anted 92 per ct. puro oxide. So high a grade sold by no other house $
as-puring tho year tlmt. we have opened we have materially reduced tfl
everything in our Une, and hope by strict attention to business to recet*-jP
nance of the public patrontige.
oundry and Machine S
Front St., New Westminster, B. C.
X-&0-BXS-K.1-*?  HtJ^Vtr,
M.A.iT-criF.A.a'inTitHms os-
Saya the Whatcom JJene'Ile: Suits
for libel havo been Btarted ugainst about
all tho Viotoria papers, and the damages asked aggregates enough to buy
all the newspapers in British Columbia,
That Province will nevor havo a tirat-
class opulent newspaper ao long ns tho
courts are allowed to austain any crank
or moaaback who chooses to take offence at tho way tho news ia presented.
Wo venture tho assumption that in all
those libel suits not ono grain of maliciousness on the part o( tho newspapers will be proven.
 . im  .—	
By a fire at Bowmanville, Ont.,
Thunday night there was a loss of
$59,000; insurance, 951,000.,
Ceylox's Hope.—This microscopic fungus which has preyed on tho
leaves of tho coffee-plant since 18G9
has well-nigh ruined Ceylon, diminishing its exports of coffee nine-
tenths. Other products have been
tried as substitutes for the former
great crop, cinchona having beeu
produced to such an extent that the
market has been glutted and the
industry rendered unprofitable. In
the last dozen yoars tea has been
cultivated, and is now exported to
the value of $3,000,000 yearly,
promising to take the place of coffee,
and restore prosperity to the island.
World Building.—Laplaco supposed that the solar system originally consistod of a mass of gas in
rotation, the cooling of this mass
causing it to contract and rotate
more rapidly until it became so flattened that a number of rings were
successively torn off, which subsequently coalesced into planets, the
central portion forming the sun.
The correctness of this view seems
to be proven by a recent photograph
of a nebula in Andromeda, In this
nebula the shaping of a new world-
system from gas appears actually in
progress, the photograph showing
tho central condensation, and the
successive rings and planetary
nebulae already formed. Besearchos
of Lockyer and other considerations,
however, now render it almost certain that tho immediately antecedent condition of our sun and planets
was not a gas, but that they consisted of a 3warm of loose stono3 or
meteorites. Considering this apparent contradiction between Laplace's hypothesis and the later
meteoric theory, Prof. O. II. Darwin
concludes that a celestial nebula
may be given a gaseous character
by the collisions of tho stones, and
that we aro justified in believing in
the substantial truths of the nobular
hypothesis while still holding that
stellar nobuiao consist of swarms of
loose stones in frequent collision
with one another.
Brass and Iron Castings made to CI
P. 8.—All orders trom tho upper country promptly attended to.
HEAD OFFICE, ■ 15 Serjeants Inn, Fleet St. - M.
The Business of ALLSOP & MASON haa beon merged in the i«
and will be carried on by the Company from this date as a general Li J
and Insurance Agenry. j
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage at Low Rates.  Town Loij
Lands for Sale on easy terma.
Victoria B. 0„ May 16th, 1887.
Immense Sale of Boots and |
Commencing February 9th, 1889.
the undersigned will now placo hia entiro stock on the market J
prices; no reserve.   Everything muat be sold. ".
$0,000 worth of Boots, Sboea, Slippera, Rubber Gooda, Shoe.']
An early inapection will convince tlio publio that we inoan buijj
undor $50, cash; over $50, Beourod notsa at 3 months with interost.|
ennis & Baseball SI
Among the New Goods Just Opened b!
Columbia Street, Westminster, It. Q
\j  buy.   Hon Ton Polish, French Dressing, and mi
kinds of BOOT-BLACKING on hand. j
/©■Ordors by mail will rooeivo prompt attention. I
I (Weekly British Columbian
Wcilncsilay Morning, Mar. SI. l»8ll.
(From Daily Columbian, Mar. 2G.)
Salmon averaged 1. to the boat kst
Fish of all kinds ato plentiful nnd
sturgeon particularly abundant.
W. H. Vianen shipped 1000 pounds
oE froBh salmon to-day to Montreal,
Winnipeg, Banff and Vancouvor.
At tho police court this morning,
Mr. Moresby called for a further remand of a week in tho counterfeit notes
oases.  The remand was granted.
Mr. OhUholm haa sent word from
Ottawa that the new Frasor River
ohart is being lithographed, uud may
bo expected in Westminstor noxt wool;.
A telegram has beon sent to Mr. D.
Chisholm M. P., asking him to urge
upon the government tho necessity of
granting at once, a subsidy for a mail
servico to tho North Arm settlement.
In our roport of the council proceedings will bo found Aid. fiiquos' "local
improvement" by-law, whioh should
he carefully studied by every ratepayer
as it is worthy of overy consideration.
The Capilano Water Works Co., of
Vancouver, filled the water mains lust
night. The difficult work has boon
seoceasfully accomplished and the salt
water terminus has now.a fino supply
of fresh water.
The cllallengo sent hy tho Westminster foot-ball club to Nnnnimo has
been received but no action, has yet
beon taken. It was decidod to let the
challenge stand over nnd bring it _ up
for consideration at a futuro  meeting.
Tho Caiiieron-Michaud wrestling
match was won vory easily by Cameron
who played with hia gigantio opponent
as if he wero a child. Mioliaud seeing
that his chances were few withdrew
from tho matc]i after the seoond bout.
lt is understood that the congregation of St. Paul's Reformed Episcopal
church in tlm city, contemplate building n now church soon on another lot,
their present church being considerably too small for thu growing congregation.
Mr. Daniel Calbraith waB working
with others on a tramway belonging to
tho Victoria Lumber Manufacturing
Co., when it slipped throwing thom to
tho ground a distance of about 15 feet.
Mr. Galbrnith's arm was fractured,
He cumo to Nanaimo to lmve it dressed.
— Courier.
When engaged in clearing away a
rook-aud-mud slide from tho railway
track nt a point eaat of Goden, one
of tho workmen, named Peter Thibo-
deau, was struck on the head with a
falling rook, and probably fn.to.llv injured. He was brought to tho hospital at Donald, and now liea in a critical
The assessment roll will be colnplot-
ed on Saturday, and returned to the
council on Monday. The valuo of aa-
sossible property will be in the neighborhood of §3,000,000, which is something liko what it ahould be. If property keeps on advancing us rapidly as
it has during tho past six months the
next assoBsment roll will foot up §5,-
000,000, and there is nothing to hinder
it. '
Grading ou tho Suntlicrll.
Oity council.
Grading on tho lino of the Southern
Kail way is proceeding rapidly, and the
dirt is flying at a lively rate. This
morning throo more gangs of men
wero set to work, and another gang
will bo put on to-morrow. Tlio numbor of men now omployed on the lino
between Brownsville and Port Kells is
400. A larger forco would be omployed but for somo of the lino boing yet
too wet to work economically. Mr.
MoCammon, C. E. took out a gnng of
men to tho Serpentine flats this morn
ing, armed with all the necessary tools,
to cut drains in that vicinity preparatory to grading tho road-bed. The
work ia progressing an rapidly ns might
bo expected, and thero can bo no
doubt but Mr. Lcainy will have his
contract finished considerably within
the specified time. A numbor of subcontracts will bo lot between Kellavillo
and tho boundary, and contractors nro
now figuring ou tlio work.
The Mission Itrlllge,
A meeting of tho board of trado wna
hold yosterday atlornoon to tako action
in tho mattor of the Mission bridgo,
now being built by the C, P. R. Aftor
discussing tho aubject thoroughly tho
following resolution was introduced
and pasBod unanimously: Moved by
Mr. Thos. Cunningham and secuiided
by Mr. W. Wolfonden:
Wliereas the board of trade of Now
Westminster has beon informed and
hns reason to beliove Hint the plans of
tho railway and traffic bridge, now
incoiir.-'O ot construct inn hy thu C.l'.H.
across tho Frnao'r Rivor at or nonr St.
Mary's Mission provides for a draw of
only CO foot. In width; and ti'/temis the
froo nnd unobstructed navigation of
said rivor in of vital importance to tho
city and district of New Westminster,
and the said space of CO feet is entirely
insufficient to allow tho safo passage of
such steamers aa now navigato the
Resolved that this board respectfully
request tho honorable tho minister of
marino to provont the construction of
this or any othor bridgo across tho
main channel of the Fraser River having a draw of loss width than 100 ft.,
and that Immediate notion bo takon
inasmuch ns this board hns reason to
beliove thnt the construction of said
bridge Will bu pushed forward to completion with all possible speed.
At tho city council lust night a
similar resolution wns passed, nnd
both were telegraphed io Mr. Chi*-
hobn nt Ottawa to Iny beforo tlio nun'
istor of marine, Copies will nlso Ira
sent to tho provincial goveriiinunt and
tho up-riveriiiiiiiiorp-'.liiies.
Tho city council met at 8 o'clock last
night for the transaction of business.
Present, Aldermen Curtis, Scoullar,
Ewen, McPhaden, JaqueB, Cunningham, Townsond, Cnlbick and Reid.
His Worship Mayor Hendry in the
Wm. Smith, deputy minister of
marino, stating that the new chart of
the Frasor rivor will be lithographed
this week and forwarded to Westminster.   Received and filed.
From A. Guboil, secretary department of public wordB, stating that tho
dredger had bean ordered to Westminster to do the necessary dredging.
Reoeived and filed.
From Goorgo Moad asking permission for the Westminster Water Co.
to lay n pipe from Fifo Btreet across
Royal Avenuo. Leave granted subject tn tho supervision of the board of
Aid. Curtis reported that the assessment roll will be complote and ro-
turnod on Saturday night. Report received
Aid. TowiiBend reported that the
new water tank on Royal Avenue is
progressing as rapidly as tho work can
ho done; also that tho sanitary condition of the premises of tho Union
hotel is vory bad    Report recoived.
Aid. Scoullar reportod that the settlement of the dispute betweon the
fire companies would be attended to
this week.   Report received.
The counoil weut into committeo of
tho wholo on tho civio officers by-law,
Aid. Reid in the chair. Tho by-law
was read clause by clause and  passed.
i The committeo tobo and reported
the by-law complete. Roport adopted.
Tho by-law was read a third timo
and passed, and the seal of the corporation ordered to be attached.
The reading of tho water works bylaw was further deferred.
On motion the local improvement
by-law was read a first time by title
and  passed.
Whereas, by virtue of an aot passed by tho legislature of the provinco of
British Columbia in the year A. D. 1888,
entitled tho "New Westminster Act
1888," tho municipal counoil of tho city
of Now Westminstor is empowered to
provide tho moans of ascertaining and
determining what proporty will bo immediately benefited by local improve.
ments, and the proportion in which as-
aessmenta are to be mado on the various
portions of tho real eatato in the oity of
New Westminstor so benefited, and to
regulate tho timo or times and manner
in which the said assessments are to be
Thekei-'Ore, tho municipal council of
the said city of New Westminster enacts
as follows;
1. All petitions for local improvements
to be made under the provisions of this
byl ,w, if received hy the council and
referred to tho board of works, shall be
examined by the city clerk, whose duty
whether the samo are aigned by tho two-
thirds of tho owners, representing at
least one-half tho value, of the real property to bo directly benefited thereby;
nud for this purpose tho values entered
in tho last revised assessment roll may
bo taken as tho values respectively of
tho properties so benefited ; nnd such
pctitiona, whero found to bo correct as
aforesaid shall bo numbered by tho said
clerk, in the order in which thoy aro received, and bo entered at. length in a
book to bo kept for that purpose, to be
called the "Local Improvements Book,"
and the clork shall endorso upon such
petitions his certificate of the correctness thereof, and of the valuo of tho
whole of the real proporty rateablo undtr
the by-law and of the wholo number of
tlio owners of sueh property, aa well as
of the number of tho petitioners, nnd
shall forthwith transmit the same to tho
board of works.
2. It shall bo tho duty of tho clerk, as
soon as aaid board of worka Bhall havo
reported to tho oounoil in favor of the
prayer of any such potition, and their report thereon shall hayo been adopted by
tho council, to causo a copy of Baid petition to bo forwarded without delay to
tlio oity engineer,
3. It shall bo the duty of tho city engineer for the timo being, upon receipt
of a copy of any such potition from tho
clerk, to proooed at onco to ascertain
and dctormino what real proporty will
bo immediately benefited by tho proposed
improvements and to ascertain and determine tho proportion in whioh tho
assessment to defray tho oost thereof is
to bo mado on the various portions of
tho real estate so benefited and to report
the same to the council as soon aB possible, whioh roport, when approved,
shall bo entered in tho said "Local Im-
provciuont Book."
'1. The said clerk, bo soon as tho ro-
port of tho city engineer is entered in
the "Local Improvement Book," as provided by the third section of this by-law,
shall cause a notice to bo loft at tho plaeo
of abode, or deposited in the post-office
in an euvelopo addressed to his last
known placo of abode, of all parties to
lie assessed for ouch improvement, that
the suid assessment has been mado, and
the amount thereof, nnd that a by-law in
accordance therewith will be passed by
tho oounoil unless the Hainii bo appealed
from, within seven days after the delivery
of such notice, in manner provided by
the said "New Westminster Act, 1888.
5. All assessments to bt levied at any
time undor any Local Improvement bylaw upon tho real proporty immediately
benefited thereby shall bo payable at tho
timo or times and nt tho placo and in tho
manner in which tho ordinary city taxes
aro payable.
On motion the ruloa of order wore
suspended and tho by-law read a bco-
ond time.
A resolution was introduced protesting ngninst the building of tho
Mission bridgu with a main span of
less width than 100 fool, and the resolution ordered to bo telegraphed to
tho government, Tbo resolution oar-
rind unanimously.
Aid, Cunningham said' ho was sorry
any company would attempt to block
the Fiiiaor river by building a bridgo
with suoh a narrow main span no CO
foot, r.n the Columbia rivt'i' lmve
barges wvro used nl"iig with steamers
nnd lho samo would soon bo the caso
with the steamers engaged 111 tho Fraser rivor trade    Ho   fnvnrotl   placing
an injunction on tho bridge unless
provision is immediately made for
widening the apan.
Aid. Scoullar thought tho matter
was one of tho greatest importance to
the city and up river districts. Tho
building of the bridgo lookod like a
sohemo to divert the up river trade to
another source. He also favored an
injunction if necessary.
Movod by Aid. Scoullar, seconded
by Aid. Calbick, that the clerk be in.
structed to wire Mr. Chiaholm M. P.
to urge upon the government the
necessity of granting at once a subsidy
for a mail sorvice on the north arm of
the Fraser rivor.   Carried.
A resolution of thanks was passed
to the delegation which visited Victoria on important matters in connection with the city's interests.
Aid. Cunningham, on behalf of tho
delegation, returned thanks, and took
occasion to pay a high compliment to
the government for its liberality aud
fair  treatment.
On motion of Aid. Curtis, seconded
by Aid. Calbick, a resolution was passed condemning tho present condition
of the Royal Oolumbia Hospital as
totally inadequate for the purposo intended, and requesting the government to mako over to the Royal Columbia society, a body corporate, the
hospital reserves in the oity and suburbs, from tho sale of which- funds
may bo raised to build and maintain a
suitable institution.   Oarried.
The former resolution regarding the
Royal Columbia Hospital was rescinded.
Aid. Cunningham gave notloe of
motion that at tho noxt meeting of the
council ho would introduce a resolution instructing the board of works to
put tho immigrant sheds into oondition
to bo used na civic offioes.
Tho counoil then adjourned.
Mr. Semlin in tbe chair, on the municipalities amendment bill of Mr. Beaven. The committee rose, reported
progress, and asked leave to sit again.
The New Westminster and Vancouver Short Line Railway bill was read
a third time and committed for tomorrow. The report on the bill to incorporate the Brockton Point Athletic
Club, on the motion of Mr. Bole, waB
adopted, and the bill set down for its
third reading to-morrow.
The report on the bill to incorporate
the Victoria Lumber and Manufacturing Company was adopted, and the
third reading fixed for to-day. The
provincial secretary presented a message from the lieutenant-governor,
recommending tho passage of the bill
to enable the trustees of tho Royal
Columbian Hospital to diapose of the
hoapital property. On motion tho
message was received, bill to be considered in committee of the whole tomorrow. A genoral converaation ensued on the subject of hurrying up tho
remaining work of the session, it being
generally agreed, if possible, to bring
the session to a closo this week. The
houae rose at 6 o'clock.
Wholesale and Retail Druggists
Thos. Shannon, of Surroy, is in the
H. T. Thrift, who met with a serious
accident two weeks ago, is ablo to bo
out again.
PersonB wishing to improve their
memories or strengthen their power of
attention should send to Prof. Luisettc,
237 Fifth Ave., N, Y., for his prospectus post free, as advertised in
another column.
J. D. Pemberton, of Viotoria, offers
a few thoroughbred bull calves for
sale.   See adv. in this paper.
lc»tcr«liiy'» Proceedings In lhc Provincial li'RlKliUore
VioioBiA, March 25.—The speaker
took the chair at 2:15 p. m. Prayers
by  Rev. Mr. Beanlands.
Mr. Higgins' "definite railway
policy" motion oame up, seconded by
Mr. Martin.
Mr. Biggins spoke to the motion. He
wanted thia province to pursue a polioy
of encouragement toward provincial
railway enterprises. Three years
hence, he predicted that the province
would havo 150,000 inhabitants, and
after tho consus of 1891 itwould be
entitled to receive at the rate of 80
cents per capita, or f}120,000 per an
num, from the Dominion government
on tho score of population alone. In
the samo period the revenue from
other sources would bo largely augmented, and the total revenue probably roach $1,000,000. How could
this bo better employed than in the
extension of railways and publio improvements!
The speaker before putting the resolution to the vote said that, in his
opinion, it was out of order inasmuch
as it suggested a line of policy, while
it was tho government's right to formulate its own policy. The question
also dealt with tho expenditure of tho
publio monoy. He thought tho resolution was out of order, and so ruled.
Mr. Anderson moved, sooonded by
Mr. Tolmie, that a select committee
bo appointed to enquire into the claim
of John Stevons, of Lake district, with
power to call for persons and papers
and roport to the house. The committee to consist of Messrs. Duck,
Ladner, Tolmie, Thompson and the
mover.   Tho resolution was carried.
Mr. Orr moved, seconded by Mr.
Ladnor. that an ordor of tho houso be
granted for a copy of the correspondence reBpecting the North Arm road,
which resolution was carried.
Mr. Mason movod, seconded by Mr.
Cowan, that a respectful address bo
presented the lieutenant-governor,
asking his honor to bring to the attention of the Dominion government tbo
urgont necessity of providing for a
weekly mail throughout the year from
tho 150 Milo Houbo to Chilcoton via
Williams' Lake, Mission nnd Chimney
Creek, wliich resolution was carried.
Mr. Turner moved, aeconded by
Mr. Vernon, that the house will on
Wednesday next resolve itself into a
committeo of tho whole to consider of
ways and moans for raising supply to
bo granted to her majesty, and the resolution was carried.
Tho attorney-general nskod leave to
introduce a bill to amend tho license
act. Leavo was granted, the bill road
n first time nnd the aocond reading
fixed for Tuesday.
Questions: Mr. Orr asked the chiof
ooiflmlssmtior of works: "Is it tho intention of tho govornmont to place n
sum in tho supplementary estimates
for bridges ovor tho North Arms of
the Fraser Rivor?" Answer: "No."
Mr. Ladnor askud tho chief commissioner of lands anil works: "1. What
will bo tho width of the proposed
bridgo across tho Frasor Rivor at or
noar St. Mary's Mission? '2. Will
thoro bo a draw to allow vossr-ls to paas
through? 3. What height will be tho
lower part of tho bridgo bo abovo high
water?" Anawer: "The plans have
not boen submitted to tho provincial
Tho houso wont into committee of
supply, Mr. Higgins in tho chnir,
pnssod tho supplementary ostimatos,
roso, reported tiio resolutions complete
and asked loavo to Bit again on Tuoa-
Tho bill to amend tho Victoria Offl-
cinl mnp aot was roBd a second timo
and committal for Tuesday. The bill
to incorporate thu Anglican aynod of
British Columbia was rend n second
timo nud committed for TueBtlny.
Mr. Higgins moved tho second reading of tho net relating lo the develop-
>n—iit iifqu'irtzmines. As tliu attorney-
griil»l'sl wished for timo lo look into
tho hill llio iloliato un lho second roiul-
ing was -ilj"iiriivil
Tho  hoijso wont  into  committee,
It. C. Provincial Exposition
.Subscription Fund.
For the purpose of raising a fund to
contribute towards tho patriotio aud
worthy object of making the next annual provincial fair, to lie held in this
city, a grand and unprecedented success,
the undersigned agree to contributo the.
sums opposite their respective names (to
be paid Into the association or to trustees
competent to receivo the same, on or before 6 months from the date nf the last,
provincial exhibition, and to bo applied
to preparing exhibition grounds and
buildings in the city, for increasing the
amount offered in prizes, and for furthering the exhibition in other ways):
THIS CoI.UMBIAH- 9100 00
Sharpe 4 Paine, Lulu Island   10 00
L P Eckstein  10 "
O D Brymner  20
R W Armstrong „ -  10 00
F P. Glover  10 00
Walker* Shadwell  10 00
Claud Hamber.  10 00
Peter Grant  10 00
Georgo Turner  10 00
WJ Armstrong  80 00
A J Hill  10 00
Capt A Grant    10 00
J 8 Macdonell „...._   10 00
W O Loye   10 0
P BUodeau  10 00
P 0 Strickland _.........  25 00
Gilley Bros —   20 ia
S H Webb  25 00
T Cunningham    SO 00
Henderson Bros, CbUliwhaok   10 00
A B Wintemute   10 00
Per Ex-Mayor Dickinson 212 85
Annie M Jaquea   10 (10
Stewart ft Cash  25 00
Jaa Cunningham  50 00
Grant & Hagatrom  20 00
J W Sexsmlth .... .„    30 00
Bev J H White   10 00
B Douglas 100 00
B S Scoullar & Co   65 00
ADcaBrtsay 15 00
Mr. H. McCaw, Custom House, Toronto, writes: "My wife was troubled
with Dyspepsia and Rheumatism for a
long tune ; ehe tried many different
medicines, but did not get any relief until sho used Northrop « Lyman's Vegetable Discovery and Dyspeptic cure. She
has taken two bottles of it, and now
finds herself in better health than she
has been for years."
Wholesale City Market.
Beet,     per 1C0 lbs J-ISO® 5 50
Pork          "          7 50 9 8 50
Mutton      "          8 00® 0 00
Potntoos      "            50 a     75
Cabbage     "          50 ® 100
Onions       "           100® 160
Wheal        "          160® 0 00
Oats           "           I 25 & l 60
Peas            "            I 60 ffl 2 00
Hay,       por ton    12 00 is IS 00
Buttor (rolls) per It.  0289 0 115
Choose,             "    11 H® 0 15
Eggs,      perdoz  l)20@    25
Cordwood (retail) per curt!  3 on (fn 4 00
Apples, per box  80 @ 1 50
HldoHlgr'nipor lWlba  '00© 6 00
"    (dry)        "       -  5 011® 0 00
Wool, por lb  0 8    10
Whea Blby ms slok, tn gave ber Cutoria,
Wlion ahe waa % Child, aba cried for Cantoris,
Wlion she becamo Min, ahe clang to Cutorlt,
When ah. had OUMin, aba gavo thom Cutoria
GOLD MEDALIST ol the University ol
tlio High Court of Justice, Ireland. Oillces,
Corner McKonzle * Clarkson Sts., New
Wostmlnster. dwfeSlto
oilleos. Mnsonlo Building*, Now Westmin-
*rt«r, nml Vanoouver, B. C.     JySldwlo
omens—Maaonlo Building,
dwfeloto New Weatmlnater, B. C.
Offiok—Corner Mary and Olarkson Sts,
w. noviix,
I J TATE AGENT. Ollloo - Corner of
Mary 4 Clarkson Sts., Now Wostmlnster,
B, rj. dwinliOtc
A Rliorlliorn nnd vory High Grade Bull
Calves for Salo, at, pricea from J85 to
m        .1.1). PEMBERTON,
(Winnies Slock Farm,
mli27wtc Vlciorla, B. C.
Dress and Fancy Goods!
Including Tools of all kinds of the best makes; CrOSS-Cllt & Haild-SaWS,
iSiirbCU Wire for Fencing, and all the neceaaary |'tonsils for l'arilllnei
i-ullcy Blocks, Snatch Blocks, Rope & Chain in all sizes; Pitch,
far & Oakum; Tarred and Plain Paper for Building; Faints & 0118
in all colors: Liquid Paints iu all shades; Floor Paints ready touBO; Grind
Stones; Wall Paper inall deaigns; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
Lubricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural Implements,
er Special attention given to orders by mail,
Columbia Street, New Westminster.
Tuesday the 26th Inst.
There will be the Finest Display of
Ever on Exhibition in the City.
Doors open from 10 a. m. to 7 p. m.
No Goods sold during the day.
tap;, Ll.
All Kinfls of Ronali anft Dressed Lmlier
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
.A-nriD Ail Kiiros os
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors.   Frames,   Windows,
Mouldings. Balusters,
Blinds. Brackets,
Railings, Newels,
The Columbian Printing Establishment has first-class fnci_ties for
all kinds of Commercial Printing,   Bill Heads. Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of overy description, Posters, Dodgers,
Price Lists, rfeo.   Prices will bo found as low as at any other oilif" where I
first-class work is done. Weekly British Columbian
Thursday Morning;. Mar. 'il, 1880.
Tho Shuswnp ii Okanagan Kail way
scheme is on the tenter-hooks just
now. The company controlling the
charter submitted to the provincial
government recently a proposal for
a government guarantee of bonds to
the extent of a million or a million
and a quarter, and offered to surrender therefor the bonuses granted by
the governments of the province and
the Dominion, and offered, in addition, to give security on tho road for
repayment of any interest which the
province would have to put up.
What the Times chooses to call the
obstinacy of the premier prevented
the acceptance by the government of
this proposition for a change in the
terms of the assistance required by
the road. The Kamloops Sentinel
is naturally anxious to seo a work of
so much importance to that portion
of the interior proceed without any
vexatious or unnecessary delay, and
has the following to say ou the subject : "That the road is a necessity
will scarcely be denied by any person who has taken the trouble to
post himself on the matter; and
that its construction should be imperilled by the action of any member
of the legislature is to be deplored.
But since matters have assumed this
turn, would it not bo in tho interest
of the province if the government
would undertake the building and
running of the line as a provincial
enterprise 1 The Sentinel is of the
opinion it would, and is ready to
back up its opinion by figures showing
the advantages whieh would accrue
to the provinco by such a course.
By all means let the construction be
proceeded with nt once, but let it be
under the supervision of the government, and ns a government enterprise." The rond in question, we
are ready to admit, is of considerable
provincial as well ns local importance, but it strikes us that it would
be a rather bold experiment for the
government of so youug and as yet
not very "ilnsh" a country to undertake the outlay of a million or a
million and a quarter on a comparatively short line of provincial railway, although the guaranteeing of
the bonds might mean little short of
the same thing. If the Sentinel is
sincere, it might do muoh good in
the interests of tho really worthy S.
As 0. Eailway scheme by trotting
out those "figgers" to "baok up its
The clear, concise, and businesslike budget speech of Hon. G. H.
Turner, provincial minister of
finance, delivered on Tuesday afternoon, must certainly be admitted, in
common fairness, to make a good
showing for the financial condition
of the province, its steady and satisfactory progress, and promising out
look. The exigencies of party government produce a class in every
oountry called the "opposition,"
which is very useful to the state in
that, while its principle motive is to
get the "innings" with the least delay, in the prosecution and furtherance of that laudable object, the
government for the time-being is
subjected to the severest scrutiny
and criticism, and any false step,
premeditated or accidental, and any
mistaken policy, are quickly pounced
upon, dragged to the light, and dissected, by the argus-eyed and loyal
"opposition," which thus fulfils the
very important function of watchdog for the state. Tho only drawback to this system is that the opposition, in an excess of zeal, usually
exaggerates everything derogatory
to the party in power and throws a
very heavy veil—almost a wet
blanket, so to speak—over its virtues—if it has any, whicli is sometimes the caso. The party organs
on either side generally "stretch
things a little" according to their
particular bias, and in such cases it
is the independent press alone that
oan afford, apparently, or, at any
rate, that may be expected, to give
an impartial opinion or state matters
fairly. As Tiie Columbian claims
to be, and is, independent in politics,
we may be allowed to state, as we
have above, that the budget speeoh
of the finance minister makes a good
showing for the financial condition
of the province, even if that statement does, unavoidably, refleot credit
upon the government. Indeed the
fact does not require to be stated,
for an examination of the finance
minister's figures and comparisons
themselves, by any one, will load to
a satisfactory conclusion as to the
provincial finances and prospectB as
a whole, any interested pessimistic
ravings or affectation of sophistry
to the contrary notwithstanding. The
revenue for the year beginning with
July next tbe finance minister
j moderately estimates at 1*699,491,
I pr a round §700,000 this being an
I increase of $98,000 over the esti-
I mated revenue for the present year.
I Parenthetically it is stated that the
I actual revenue for the present year
will exceed the estimated figures by
§80,000. The estimated increase of
revenue for the next fiscal year is
based not upon an increase in taxation, but upon the increased prosperity, business, and growth of the
province. The expenditure for next
year is figured at $864,351, an
increase ovor that of the present
year of §74,595, of which publio
works will get $36,000, education
§18,615, administration of justice
§9,000, and civil government salaries and administration of justice
salaries, arising principally from
increased pnblic business, $10,400.
The total amount proposed to be
spent on public works next year
(additions, repairs, and new works)
is §277,000; on education, §130,-
250, whieh is of course, exclusive of
the cost of new school buildings.
For these two important items,
publio works and education, the government has evidently made the
best provision with the resources at
hand. The comparative statement
made by the finance minister, embracing tho years 1881 to 1889
inclusive, and giving the revenue
for each year, with the cost of civil
government and revenue sorvice corresponding, shows not only a gratifying increase of provincial revenue
since 1881 of nearly $300,000; but
an equally satisfactory deoreaso in
the proportionate cost of civil government and revenue service, of
It), por cent, of revenue raised in
the province, exclusive of Dominion
grants and subsides, in 1889, to 26'
per cent, of the strictly provincial
revenue in 1881, The finance minister declares that he will begin the
financial year, on July 1st next, with
§263,000; the estimated revenue for
the year added, about $700,000,
gives §963,000, as against the estimated expenditure, §864,000, which
leaves nearly §100,000 to the good
of the province on July 1st, 1890,
again, with a good prospect of this
being agumented by the normal
increase of revenue with tho growth
of the province. In 1891, as is
pointed out, the decennial census
takes place, and the Dominion per
capita subsidy to the province will
be increased by at least §50,000,
and the total revenue, according to
Mr. Turner's estimate, which is not
extravagant, raised to $950,000.
The estimated aggregate increase of
§50,000 on the per capita subsidy is
amply justified. The subsidy is
an annual grant to the provinces by
the Dominion of eighty cents per
head, and is paid io this province at
present on a basis of 60,000 population, amounting to an annual subsidy of §48,000. A population of
125,000 would raise this subsidy to
$100,000, and our population,
which is estimated now at about
100,000, will be fully 125,000, and
probably much more, by 1891.
Referring to the public debt
of the province, whioh is placed
at $1,416,000, the finance minister shows that the per capita
debt is but §15, and comparisons
are drawn between the public debt
of British Columbia and those of
several of the Australian colonies,
all very much in favor of this province,- For instance Victoria, Australia, is shown to have a per capita
publio debt of §150 as against British Columbia's §15; West Australia,
$160; New Zealand, §240; and
Queensland, §360. The comparison
might be carried further, and would
be found still very considerably in
favor of this province. A significant
fact iu connection with the budget
speeoh is that the opposition, by
their utterances as well as their
silence, practicality acknowledged
the sound and satisfactory financial
condition of the province as exhibited in the finance minister's clear and
businesslike statement. The government and the country are aliko
to be congratulated.
It is said that tho paper mills
which supplied the London Times
are only running on two-thirds time
now, as a result of the falling oil in
circulation of that paper on the
collapse of the Parnell cases. The
Times hns by this time learned that
thero is such a thing as being too
zealous in partisanship. Zeal without knowledge is a good deal like a
ship without a rudder.
There is ono sure mark of the
coming millionaire; his revenues
always exceed his expenditures. He
begins to save as soon as he begins
to earn. Capitalists trust the saving
young man. There are threo dangers in your path. The first is the
drinking of liquor, the second is
speculation, and the third is
indorsing. And here is the prime
condition of success, the great secret;
concentrate your- energy, thought
and capital exclusively upon the
business in which you are engaged.
Having begun in one line resolve to
light it out on that line; have the
best machinery and know the most
about it. Finally, do not be impatient, for, as Emerson says : "No
man can cheat you of ultimato success but yourself."—Carnegie, in
Youth's Companion.
Children Cryfor Pitcher's Castoria.
UllliaijMIUiJB ?SBTO*Bg;Bi!UilMaBZtt? BMMBa WBB ggB ■'■WFm
local km mm mews.
(From Daily Columbian, Mar. 20.)
Wild raspberry bushes aro in blossom.
The polico court showed a clean sheet
Coal is soiling in Vanoouver at §6.50
per ton.
The str. Clara Port towed down a
number of mattresses to tho mouth of
the river to-day.
Five carloads of cattle arrived from
tho interior last night. They all appeared lo be in prime condition.
The schooner Martha arrived from
tho South Arm I his morning with a
cargo of oats for Mr. Harry Elliott.
Ono thousand poople took part in
the St. Patrick's procession at Montreal.   Thore woro no disturbances.
Mr. T. J. Trapp advertisoa a great
sale of renl estate, to tako place at the
Oolonial Hotel on Salurday night tho
30th inst.
Mr. A. DesBrisay augmonts lho Exhibition Fund to-day with a subscription of §15. Who will be tho next to
"como down handsomely!"
Mr. Max. Mowat left for Harrison
Rivor this morning on the steamer
Fairy Queen to deposit several hundred thousand  salmon  fry.
New tubes havo boen placed in the
boiler of the snag-boat Samson and a
new smoke stack has boen fitted iu.
She is now ready for work  again.
Tho str. Skidegate passed up river
this morning from Vancouver with a
boom of piles in tow wliich will be
used in connection with thn new C. P.R.
bridge at tlio Mission.
Mra. Sillitoe will hold another salo
of fancy goods and useful articles in
tho Queen's Hoiel Block, on Friday,
29th inst. Light refreshments will be
served during the afternoon and evening.
A number of fishermen havo anchored their scow houses in midstream, nt
the foot of their drift, for tho purposo
of facilitating fishing operations. Thia
is a great convenience to thom, especially during wet weather.
The Canadian Pacific S. S. Batavia
sailod for China and Japan, yesterday,
from Vancouver, with 11 saloon and 32
steerage passengers. Her cargo consisted of 561 tons flour, 75 Ions genernl
merchandise, and 510 tons of cotton,
the wholo amounting- to 1,146 tons
weight or 1,505 tons measurement.
Tho cargo is consigned principally to
Hong Kong and Shanghai.
The amount ot export duty colleoled
on saw logs and other lumber last year
was as follows: Ontario, $15,490; Quebec, $21,337; Nova Scotia, $1,762;
New Brunswick, $465; British Columbia, $3; total, $39,067. If those figures
are correct it is quito plain that the export duty on logs is not likely to becomo a "burning question" in British
Columbia. The eastern provinces are
considerable stirred up on the question,
but it affects the Pacific province very
little at present.
Tho next Choral Union concert is
fixed (or Tuesday, April Oth. It will
be tho 26th concert givon by the
socioty since ita foundation, and tho
intention is to mark tho occasion by nn
enlatged and unusually attractive programme. Spohr's cantata, "God Thou
art great," and Mondelssoh's niotett,
"Hear my Prayer," will be the principal features of tho concert, ill addition to whioh there will be givon a
miscellaneous part of songs and instrumental music by some of our favorito
The family of Mr. John Honeyman,
who arrived horo from the Northwest
about two mouths since, have gono
down to take possession of tliolr new
homo which is situated about five miles
eastwardly from Ladnor's Landing.
Mr. Honeyman followed farming for
somo years on tho prairies beyond the
Rockies, with good success, but concluded to give tho famed climate of tho
Pacific canst a trial, and, after a diligent search through several districts in
California for a suitable location for a
homo ho finally returned to British
Columbia and purchased land on tho
Fraser river Delta.
ttniigi-mirt Accident.
We learn that Sunday Inst Honry
Thrift, of Hall's Paririo, met with a
painful and dangerous accident. In
stepping up behind hia team to remove
a blanket, nr something of the kind ho
became ontnnglod in some way iu tlio
whiflletrocs; and thon tho horses began
to kick, and one of them struck him
in the breast directly over tho heart,
stunning him, Then lie foil and one
of the wheels of the wagon oiruck him
on the forehead, giving his skull a
severe contusion. He was pretty
badly used up when carried home, but
yesterday, wo understand, seemed to
be improving in condition.—Blaine
Tin- -lllsslim Krlilci'.
The mission bridgo calls for attontion on the part of the board of trade.
Capt. Insley had a conversation with
Mr. H. J. Cambio, C.E., a fow dayB
ago, and wna informed by him that
the widest span in the bridgo will bo
60 feet. This, Captain Insley considers, is too narrow, as it will be almost impossible to pass under the
bridge in safety when a strong beam
wind is blowing. Tho str. Irving iB
40 feet wide, which would leavo her
only 10 feet to work on passing
under the bridge. Unless the main
span is considerably widened navigation will be rendered exceedingly
dangorous, and it will be woll for the
board of trade to investigate the mutter before it is too late.
Wm. Dodd, government ngont at
Lytton, enme down tn-day, and will
sprind n few days in Westminstor and
Vancouver boforo returning.
Choral Union i'oucert.
A larger audienoe than was expected
greeted the Choral Union last night at
tho Oddfellows Hall, the occasion being the Union's lirst concert for this
season. The programme was opened
by Mendelssohn's saorod cantata
"Lauda Sion,1, tho principle parts of
which woro taken by Mrs. Sillitoe,
Mra. Peele, Mr. Hamber, Mr. Dockrill nnd Mr. Freeman. Tho quartette
by the first named four was well recited, tho parts blending smoothly aud
tho harmony complete. Mrs. Sillitoe's
solo wns received with generous applause. A part song "When Twilight
Dews" opened tho second part of tho
programme. Mr. Hamber followed
with "The Soldiers Goodbye" which
was sung exceedingly woll. Mr. Hani-
ber'a voico haa greatly improved since
hia last appearance. "Eldorado" a part
song, did credit to tho chorus. Tho
time was perfect nnd the voices rung
out peculiarly swoot and clear. Mrs.
Sillitoo's "Goodbye" elicited a rapturous oncoro. Tho sweet and perfectly
trained voico of this lady was nover
heard to a bottor advantage than in
this song, and the applause wns worthily bestowed.- "There is Music by the
Rivor," by tho chorus, was a musical
treat indeed, and tlio careful training
of the singers wub shown to better advantage in this song than in any of
the othors. "ThoKing's Champion,"
by Mr. J. C. Dockerill, sung in a spirited and precise inannor, was one
of the best performances of tho evening. An encore wus asked and responded tn. The duet "I Waited for the
Lord," by Mrs. Sillitoe and Miss Major
was most pleasingly rendered. The
parts verged on perfection, and the
voices blended both musically and
sweetly. Tho part song "Tho Days of
Long Ago" nnd "God Savo the
Queen" closed this most enjoyable
concert. Mrs. Trctv presided at
the piano and Mr. Morey at the organ,
and performed their trying parts to the
satisfaction of nil. His Lordship
Bishop Sillitoe ably conducted tho eon-
cert, and played the accompaniments
for the solos. Too much praise cannot be given his lordship for the caro,
timo and attention ho has bestowed on
the Choral Union, and which has borne
such good results. Another concert
is premised beforo tho season closes
and we predict for it the greatest success since tho socioty wns organized.
Ont urtlio Depths.
Last weok tho fishermen who
frequent the peaceful shades of Front
street were thrown into n state of
unusual excitement by tbe public
announcement that Mr. W. H. Vianeu
hns lost his fish cart. A calamity of
this kind only happens onco in a
century, aud naturally the sensation
was intense. Fishing was practically
suspended for the day and when the
news of tho occurrence reached tho
outlying fishermen they quickly di'OW
in thoir nets and came to tho city to
offer consolation to their chiof. A
fabulous sum was ottered by Mr.
Vianen for the recovery of tho cart,
and a rigid search wns instituted; but
search and inquiry aliko were in vain.
Tho excitement nmong the fishermen
diotl out, and a quiet sorrow took its
place. Gloomy forebodings concorning
tho year's salmon run wero henrd on
nil sides, and many wore the baneful
disnsters the loss of tho cart predicted.
There is nothing in this world like
hard work to relieve a man's mind of
some great and unnatural depression,
and Mr. Vinnon thoroughly realized
this fact. Yestorday morning ho
determined to shako off the despondency, nnd so set to work to rig out a
boat and net to drift for salmon. The
boat was pulled to midstream, and
Mr. Vianen shook out the snowy
folds of the uot und sat down tn wait.
Gontly the bout drifted with the tide,
the conlml can float bobbed along
serenely and nodded its shiny head to
every passing hatful of wind, and a
great peace wafted down with the
breeze and settled in tho fisherman's
heart. His head dropped between his
kneos and ho pondered on the mutability cf human affairs, tho Parnell
commission and the rocont disastrous
floods in Patagonia. Waking from
his reverie with a start tho fisherman was surprised to find his boat
remained stationary while the tide
drifted lazily along. What could it
mean? "Fast on a sung" wns the answer of his assistant. Thon there wns
a hauling nt the net and a terrible lot
of expressive adjectives, und then,
strange to behold,a cartwheel appeared
above the surfaco; then tho shafts and
Boon tho long lost and greatly deplored
cart was revealed tu viosv with only
the tailhoard missing, Shore was sotm
ranched and the cart placed on terra
firma. Then tho largest salmon was
bnrbaoued and the lish enn on gathered
from all directions tofoast and mako
inorry ovor tho rccovory of tno lung
lost cart. A fino run ol salmon is now
predicted for this summer.
('ixiullluni Wnlvr Works Agreement.
Tho following is an exact copy of the
agreement between tho city and tho
Coquitlam Water Works Company, ns
passed by the oity council ou Monday
uight last, and will prove interesting
to a majority of our renders:
Articles of   Aoreement mndo this
 day of ono  thousand
oight hundred and eighty-nine.
Betwoen Tho Ooquitlam Water Works
Company (Limited), having offices in
tho Masonio Block in tho City of
New WestminBter, hereinafter callod
the company of tho one part,
And the corporation  of  the  Oity of
New     Westminstor,     hereinafter
called tho corporation of tho  other
It is hereby agreed by and betweon
tho Baid parties hereto as follows :
1, The company shall grant,   sell
and mako over to, and tho corporation
shall purohase and receive, such and
so much of all tho rights, title, powers
and interest which tlio snid company
has or hereafter may obtain, to construct, manage and maintain water
works, to supply the City of New
Wostmiuster within the limits now
dofined, or ns they may hereinafter at
any time be extended by any future
addition or additions which may be
made to tho said city, and tho residents in the said city, and of al! the
powers and easements in relation to
tho said water worka, to supply the
said city conferred on the said company hy the act incorporating tho said
company, and entitled an not to incorporate "The Coquitlam Wator
Works Company (Limited);*' aa may bo
necessary ao far as the said city only is
concerned, for the sum of $20,000 of
lawful money of the Dominion of
Canada, payable at the end of sixty
dnys from and aftor the passing and
ratification of the by-law hereinafter
2. Tho Baid company further agree
with the fluid corporation that thoy,
the snid oompany, shall obtain and
grant to the suid corporation the right-
of-way over the pipo track aa at present
located for tho .main pipes, ditch, or
flume necessary for the construction of
the snid water workB from the Coquitlnm Rivor and the lako to the suid city,
nnd they, the said company, heroby
agree with the said corporation to purchase, buy, or otherwiso obtain all
lands, easements, and rights-of-way
nocossary to bo bought or otherwiso
obtained for the purpose of laying and
erecting the snid main pipes, ditches,
or flumes between tho snid city nnd
the suid lake nud river, nnd from timo
to time, and nt all times, hereinafter
to permit, allow and secure to the said
corporation, their agonts nnd workmen,
the right to enter upon tho said lauds,
and to use tho snid easements and
rights-of-way so obtained or purchased
aB aforesaid, i* being tho true intent
and meaning of this agreement that
thesaid corporation shall have the
said right-of-way and the permission
to enter opon nnd use the lands and
easements appertaining thereto, so far
ns is nocossary for supplying the said
city with water, freo of all exponse,
grunted to and provided for the snid
corporation by the said company ns
part of the premises agreed to be purchased by the said corporation from
thesaid company for tho Baid sum of
$20,000. Provided nevertheless that
tho said right-of-way and easements
aforesaid shall bo located and situated
on, over, along aad adjoining the pipo
track or survey already made from the
snid city to the said lake and river by
tho said company, but within the
limits of tho lands already surveyed
nnd set out as tho lnnds required by
the compnny, insofar aa tho company
hnve already surveyed and sot out tho
lauds they require for the purposes of
their oharter.
3. The said company agreo with tho
Baid corporation that thoy, the said
company, will pormit and give to tho
snid corporation the power antl right
to uso their (the company's) name in
all matters, legnl nnd otherwise,
wherein it shnll bo necessary for tho
said corporation to use tho said nnmo
of the said company for the proper and
moro effectual carrying out of the said
water works scheme, and for tho purpose of obtaining or making uso of tho
powers or franchises of the said company intended to bo convoyed by this
agreement, provided, howover, that
the said corporation guarantee, nnd
thoy hereby guarantee and hold safe
the snid company from nil lnw costs,
damages and otlier oxpenses caused
by tho uso of tho said company's name
by the snid corporation ns aforesaid.
Provided, nevertheless, that tho power
of tho said corporation to use tho
name of tho said oompany shall continue only during the progress, and
until thu completion of the laying,
executing, building and furnishing of tho necessary works to
supply the aaid city with the aaid
water, ns aforesaid, beyond two yeara
from the execution of this agreement
such time not to extend.
4. The said company agroe to hand
over nnd give to the snid corporation
the plan of alignment and prolilo of
the snid pipe track, together with all
original field notes of the survey of
the said pipe track, and an estimate of
the costs of a system of wator worka
between the said city and the said
5. The Baid company further covenant with the said corporation that,
notwithstanding anything by thom
douo, omitted or knowingly Buffered,
thoy now have good authority and
power to grant the said premises hereby agreed to bo granted to the said
corporation as aforesaid, and that thoy
havo dono no act to incumber tho said
premises, and that they, the said company, and every company and person
claiming or having any estato or interest in tho said premise!', through or
iu trust for them, will at nil times, at
the coat of the suid corporation, requiring lhe snme, do and execute
overy net, assurance and thing for tho
further and more perfectly carrying
out of thn promises and purposes of
tliis agreemont.
0. It is further agreed by and between tho said company and the said
corporation that this agreement shall
bo binding on the said corporation
only nfter ratification thereof by tho
electors of the said city of Now Wostminstor by vote on the by-law proposed to be passed by tho council for
the raising of funds to carry out tho
said work of supplying the said oity
with water ns provided for in the New
Westminster Incorporation Aot, 1888.
And that immediately after tho said
ratification aforesaid tho said company
shall, with all duo and reasonablo dili-
gonco carry out tho agreements liore-
in onterod into on their part.
Tho daughter of a woalthy citizun
namod Stewart, of a suburb of Now
York, eloped recently with hor fothor's
handsomo coachman. Tho pair wero
traced to a village north of Montreal
by Pinkorton'o detective, who had
little difficulty in induoing her to abandon her partner and return homo.
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Samuel Mellard,
Dealer In Cutlery, Earthenware,
Books, stationery und Medicines.
Lnnd Agent. Conveyancer, and
notary Pnbllc.
Agent Tor "The Columbian."
Post Olllco Address, Chilliwhack.
Baok of Montreal.
CAPITAL (all paid up), ■ $12,000,000
BEST,      •      ■      ■       0,000,000
Head Office, - Montreal.
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Interest allowod on special deposits,
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Sub-Agent, New Westminster.
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Columbia St.,   •  New Wkstmiksieb,
Jwmhffltc Weekly British Columbian
Thursday Morning,  filar. 21, ISH',1.
(From Daily Columbian, Mar, 21.)
A spotless sheet at the police court
Somo nice baskets of brook trout
have lately been caught in the Brunette River.
Work has been commenced on the
foundation of Mr. Sheriff Armstrong's
new building.
Rorisons olovator waa burned yesterduy at Winnipog, with 12,000
bushels of wheat; loss, $20,000.
Mr. 6. D. Brymner will shortly call
for tenders lor the erection of n handsome rosidenoe noar the new otiy park.
Spring wheat was sown in Maiden,
Essex oounty, Ont., on Friday. This
is tho earliest seeding known in the
■memory of the oldest inhabitant.
Another colonist train left Toronto
tor the Northwest last night. It was
nade up in 13 sections, and consisted
}f 160 cars of Bottlers effects and 800
Tho Blaine Journal complains uf tho
irregulnr manner in whioh mails nro
recoived from British Columbia. Wo
:an complain of the samo concerning
nails from Washington Territory.
Tho old steamship Beaver, tho first
iteam vessel to ply on the Paciiic
Ocean, still lies on the rocks near the
first nnrrows of Burrard Inlet and is
low a hopeless wreck. In a fov, weeka
;here will be little of the old hulk left.
A gay and festive son of the Emerald
[slo, who has been enjoying an
ixtended St. Patrick's Day spree, was
irrested on Front street this afternoon
'or being drunk and disorderly. Ho
vas extremely disorderly aud partially
Vancouver real estate men are de-
ighted at tho prospeot of soon having
i land registry office established in the
erminal city. Tho delight extends to
he oilice in this city which has beon
;roatly overtaxed with work for inoro
ban a year.
Mr. Jus. Leamy, contractor for the
rradin" of the Southern Bailway, has
ivor 200 mou scattered along the line
letween Brownsville and the hatchery.
Che present rainy and unsettled stato
li tho weather is greatly retarding
ictivo operations.
Thoro is a movement on foot to or-
[nnize a Lacrosso club in Westminster,
[lie oity contains the necessary innte-
ial to form a toam second to none in
;ho provinco, and a meeting of nil
overs of this noblo game should bo
teld and immediate steps taken to organize for the season
Mr. A. M. Beattie, tho well known
teal estate man and auotioneer,of Van-
louver, was in tho city to-day and
ixpressed himself as thoroughly as-
icnishcd at tho rapid progress iVest-
ninster is making. It is only a few
ponths sinco Mr. Beattie was last in
lie city, but the ohaiiges which have
aken place since then, he considers,
ire astonishing.
The firemen aro becoming frightened
it tho tolling of tho Tiger bell. At 9
/clock Inst night the boll struck ono
-.ap in a mysterious manner, and what
|vas supposod to bo tho ghost of a
red headed man, with a lantern in his
tand was seen on tho towor. A few
minutes after the uccurrenco a thorough
.nvostigation was made, but nothing
could be found to toll how tho thing
lapponed.—Times of Tuesday.
Seals continue to be a great annoy-
ince to the fishermen, who loso  mnny
fine fish by tho depredations of these
'oracious croaturoB. Lust night a
ishcrman was lucky enough to not two
ish, but thoy wore both half eaten by
eals before takon from the net. To-
lay a numbor of boats went to work
rmed with guns, and the seals will
fieet with a hot reception wherever
hoy show their bonds abovo tho miter.
Tho World says: The biggest advor-
iaing contraot over entered into this
irovince has just been concluded bo-
ween Mr. E. M. Johnston, a well
mown roal estato broker, financial
gent and commissioner, of Viotoria,
nd tho Colonist, whoroby that gon-
loman takes tho space of throo col-
imns for ono yoar, and for whioh n
um approximating a oouplo of thous-
nds of dollars is paid the journal nnm-
Tho B. C. Monumental Works ndv.
rill bo found in anothor column,
lliinuiiionts, hond-stones and tablots
n murblo and granito, and comor
loats and ourbing, oan be obtained at
his establishment at prices defying
umpotition. Tlio handsome display
f stonoa at tho corner of Columbia
nd Church atreots is worth an inspoc-
ion. Alox. Hamilton, well known in
his oity and province, ia tho propri-
itor of theso line works.
Voting on a by-law authorizing tho
ouneil to borrow g30,000 for streets,
'oads and genoral improvements, took
ilnco at Nanaimo on Monday and re-
ulted adversely to tlio party of process. Thero were 117 votes polled ;
13 against and 33 for the by-law.
Ivory city in the province is doing its
itniost to keep abreast of the times,
mt Nanaimo ovidontly is satisfied to
einain the dirtiest and most unin-
erosting town in the country.
round Drowned.
Tho body of a mau was found on tho
horo of Departure Bay on Sunday
ftemoon. The body was entirely un
ocognizable. An inquest was hold
eforo J. P. Plnntn, S. M., and a jury,
ihioh returned n vordict that tho do-
sascd came to his death by drowning.
. man wns drownod from the stoamur
Villinmotto about threo months ago
nd it is supposed that lhe body found
■as thnt of the unfortunate sailor.
■Elaine lluouilug.
From a correspondent we receivo the
following; Bluno is booming just now.
A new five thonsaud dollar hotel is being erected to accomodate tho travelling publio. The new wliarf is nearing
completion and if all runB smooth it
will b'o finished in fourteen days from
dato ( March Ilth ). Real estate is
steadily increasing m value.
Cannery Men Uneasy.
Tlm Oregtmian says: Cannery men
who hnve sent- outfits to Alaskan
waters this season, aro .considerably
alarmed by a report that small-pox is
prevalent among the Indians in that
region. As the Indians are depended
upon to a largo extent to catch the fish
for canning, it is feared that on account
of the small-pox tho catch may not bo
as large as usual. This, with the recent orders from the secretary of the
treasury in regard to building Weirs
nnd dnms mako thoso interested in
canneries there feel uneasy about tho
outcome of their ventures.
Alaska Survey.
The first of the Alaska Co's vessels
to leave Snn Francisco for Alaska
will carry surveying parties to locate
the frontier lino botween Alaska and
British Columbia. It has been proposed to the British government that a
competent surveyor, representing the
Canadian government, bo Bent with
the surveying party to participate in
tho location of the points of the survey. Tho British govornment, however, has dono nothing in the matter,
and so tho surveys will be conducted
by tho Americans olone. The whole
survey will occupy three years and
cost about g75,000.
The Asylum Adlllllon.
The estimates for tho year ending
June 30th, 1889, contain many interesting items relative to Westminstor
city and district. The provincial insane asylum is to be repaired and enlarged at an expense of §40,000. The
asylum as at present constituted'is altogether inadequate for the purposes
intended, and of late its defects and
insufficiency of accomodation have become moro apparent. The decision of
the government to make a complete
job nf the work is hailed with delight
by all who fool for tho unfortunate
creatures who are confined by law
within the walls of tho asylum. The
new building will be a handsome structure and in evory way arranged on the
most modern principles.
 .—» . .
The following are tho appropriations
for publio works, roads, etc., for Wostminstor city and district, contained
in tho provincial estimates: West-
side school, Westminster, $700 j repairs to government buildings, $200 ;
asylum for the insane, addition and
alterations, $40,000 ; new court houso
and furniture, Vancouvor, $12,000 j
public schools, Vancouver, $10,000 j
now Lulu Island school, $700; now
school, Howo Sound, $700; new
school near Aldorgrove, $700 ; public
works, now Westminster district, $12,-
000 ; Westminster and Vanoouver
trunk road; $2,000 j Westminster
and Hope trunk road, $2,000 ; municipalities iu Westminster district, $6,000;
in aid of bridgo at St. Mary's Mission,
$11,275. Grand total, $98,275, of
which Westminster gots $40,000.
Kllll on lhe Rise.
Real estato keops on tho movo with
a steady upward tendency in prices,
Foreign capital is being liberally invested in city property, and renl ostnte
dealers aro daily receiving enquiries
from the United States and Eastern
Canada concorningprices, prospects for
safo investment etc., These inquiries
go to show that Westminstor is becoming widely known nnd its grand future
recognized in other lands. Viotoria
capitalists are picking up considerable
proporty in town. Messrs. Rand Bros
yesterday concluded tho sale of 28 lota
to a Victoria gentleman, and they
havo Boveral othor largo deals in pro-
gross of negotiation. Several real os-
tato men from Seattlo are in town
looking for investments, nnd thoy have
u numbor of transfers on the tapis.
On the whole, tho real estate market
is bright, tho goneral confidonco wns
novor so groat as at present.
School Annroiniiitlons.
Tho government hns doalt liberally
with Wostminstor this yoar in scliool
mutters. A glance ovor the estimates
shows that provision is made for the
erection of a new school in tho
western portion of the city. The
nmount appropriated is $700, and the
sito of tho now school will probably bo
to tho west of Edinburgh stroet. An
appropriation of $000 is also mado
for a toucher. Tho central school will
hnvo an additional teacher in tho boy's
department, nnd nn appropriation of
$600 has been mado for this purposo.
Tho amount allowed for incidental
expenses is $100 more than last year.
No appropriation is made for an assistant to tho principal of the high school,
which is greatly to bo regretted aa tho
work is altogether to hoavy to be accomplished successfully by ono tonchor.
On tho whole, tho appropriations aro
moat satisfactory, and tho govornmont is deserving of thanks for tho
liberal treatment extended to Westminster.
John J. Chandler wns found guilty
of nn attempt to murder Parlor Car
Supt. Sheffiold, of tlio 0. P. R., Montreal, and wits sentenced to imprisonment for lifo.
(From Daily Columbian, Mar. 22.)
Black cod and halibut aro very
plentiful on the market at present.
W. H. Vianen shipped 400 lbs. of
salmon to Montreal and Hamilton
Soundings of the river were taken
yesterday, opposite the crescent, for a
suitable crossing for the railway and
traflic bridge.
The barque Malay haB loaded 280,-
000 feet of lumber. She will probably havo her wholo cargo aboard by
tho end of noxt woek.
Tho snagboat Samson went down to
the mouth of the rivor this morning
to oommencu the work of driving piles,
against which the mattrasses will bo
Tho thermometer registered 64 ° in
tho shade to-day, the highest this
year. A persistent halo surrounded
the sun all day and tho aky was ovor-
caste with a cloudy film. The wator
in tho river to-day showed a temperature of 42 e.
At the investigation into tho military
clothing contracts beforo the publio no-
counts commission of the house of commons, Mr. Watson, inspector of supplies, said that the militia olothing
manufactured in Canada was Inferior
to the English made uniforms.
Tho ladies central committee met at
the rooms of the Y. M. O. A. yosterday. They have taken upon themselves
the responsibility of furnishing one
of the rooms for a parlor for the young
men of the association. Assistance
from anyono interested in the work will
bo thankfully received.
On Wednesday afternoon, Inspector
Matson, of Port Townsend, seized a
box containing six pounds of prepared
opium. It was shipped through the
Northern Pacific Express Oompany
from Victoria to Sum Lee fun, Spokane Falls. The opium was placed in
the bottom of a box and covered with
The orib-work on the Southern Railway line, near the hatohery, is all but
completed and a few days moro will see
this important contract finished. The
work has been skillfully performed
and it isprononced by competent judges
to be as substantial and thoroughly finished as any they over saw. Messrs.
Lemon & Co. are the contractors.
A slight train collision took placo at
Russell station on the E. & N. Rail
way, a day or two ago, says the Nanaimo Courier. An empty passenger
backed into an outgoing freight, the
two coming together heavily. • Tho result was that a flat car was smashed up,
the engine of the freight was derailed
and the cow-catcher wiped out of existence.
The Indians are beginning to come
out of their winter quarters and every
day a few families arrive in canoes
from up river. It ia surprising how
much ihtahs each canoo contains and
it is also surprising how many small
children soom to belong to the one
family. From present appearances
the noblo red man does not seem
anxious to becomo extinct in British
The Tiger firo-bell ghost, in Victoria,
hns at last beon laid, and, like all other
supernatural manifestations, resolves
itself into a vory simple matter. On a
close inspection it was found that tho
lever which pulls the hammer up is very
rusty, nnd sometimes leaves the hammer suspended aftertho noon alarm haa
been sent in, Then any heavy gust of
wind, or the alighting of a bird on the
lover, would causo it to move and the
hammer to striko.
The Nanaimo Courier man is, naturally, sorry that tho loan by-law did uot
pass, but is hopeful for the future, and
statos that it is the intention of Aid.
Peck to introduce a new loan by-law
whioh will ask for tho sum of $60,000
for oivic improvements. Tho by-law
will be specific to a degree in stating
the objects on which the lean will bo
expended, so that thore can bn no objection urged in this respect. We are
glad to see the party of progress bobbing up again buoyantly after their
lnte dofent, and wish them better success noxt time.
The Letter that Came from Mr. J.
Haydcn, 139 Chatham St. Montreal,
says: "I was troubled for years with
biliousness and liver complaint, and I
never found any mediolne to help me
like Bnrdock Blood Bittors, in fact ono
bottlo made a completo cure."
■Ensuing Bualncas.    ,
The scene in tho vicinity of the
Royal City Mills to-day wns both busy
and interesting, Over n hundred men
and a largo numbor of horses and carts
woro at work in tho yards handling,
hauling and piling lumber. On the
slidos running from the mill to tho
railway track a scoro of mon woro busy
loading fiat cars with squaro timber.
In front of tho mill n steady stream of
lumber was boing sont down to the
barque Malay whero export hands receivod it and stowod it securely in tlio
hold, Everything in tho vicinity ot
the miils denoted enterprise actively
and prosperity. Tho Royal Oity Mills
havo recoived a large order from tho
contractors of the Mission bridgo, and
that, with the many large orders on
hand, will necessitate the establishment being run both night nnd day for
sometime. Commencing to-night the
mills will only cease work during meal
hours and on Sundays for a number of
weeks, at least, and it is quite probablo this extra work will last for several mouths. The snah and door do-
pnrtmont of tho mills is also taxed to
its utmost to fill orders.
Children Cryfor] Pitcher's Castoria.
A Life of Ease.—Miss Lizzio Rat-
cliffo, writing from Falkirk, Out., says;
"I had such a cough I conld not sleep
and wna fast going into consumption; I
tried everything I could boar of without
reliof, but when I got Hagyard's Pectoral Balsam I soon got caso. It is tho
bost medicine I ever tried." Lizzio Rat.
cliffo, Falkirk, Ont.
A BIclp lo Smugglers.
Collector uf Customs Abraham, of
Portland, has received a circular from
Assistant Secrotary Maynard which
states that "As it appears that the
stamps placed upon imported opium
and on opium manufactured in the
United States afford little or no protection to the interests of the revenue,
but furnish an opportunity to smugglers and others to defraud Baid revenue, it is hereby direoted that the
use of said stamps be discontinued;
and that prepared opium shall be delivered to parties after payment of the
duties thereon without any such stamp
being affixed to the packages." The
stamps on hand are ordered returned
to the department. Referring to the
above order the Oregonian says: "This
is a singular move, to say the least.
Tho prohibitive duty of $10 per pound
on opium has caused so muoh of it to
be smuggled into this country that it
sells at nuetion for loss than the duty,
although it costs iu Victoria $6.50 to
$7.50 per pound. Tho dispensing
with stamps will render the capture
of smuggled opium or the oonviotion
of smugglers practically impossible, as
there will be no way of distinguishing
smuggled opium from domestic"
A Man Wllh a Record.
Mr. M. Morrison, of Skeena Rivor,
is in the city taking in the sights and
visiting his many friends. Mr. Morrison will be connectod with the
Skeena River fisheries during the coming season. Mr. Morrison is a man
with a record, and a hero. He was
second officer aboard the Nova Seotion
ship, County of Pictou, and in a terrible storm off the ooast of France the
veaael was driven among the breakers,
Morrison was at tho wheel, and sea
after sea swept the deoks, making it
impossible for assistance to reach him.
The captain called for him to leave the
wheel and try to save himself, but the
answer came back : "No, I will die
first!" He afterwards explained that
he thought it best one man should
be lost rather than the whole crew of
nineteen. Morriaon'a gallantry saved
tho crew but tho brave deed cost him
a leg. A good story is told of Mor-
riaon which is worth repeating. Shortly
after his leg had been amputated he
was travelling with a number of old
miners and others who were fond of
telling remarkable and not over truthful Btories. Morrison had the amputated limb in his trunk, wrapped up in
ono of Barnum's ciro.ua posters. The
miners one ovening indulged in recounting their wonderful experiences,
each story far outdoing its predecessor,
and each more unlikely than the other.
Morrison kept quiet till the last man
had told his story, and then spun a
yarn, mentioning the loss of his leg,
which made the chief Annanias of the
party green with envy. Of course,
everyone doubted the yarn and were
not backward in ridiculing it, whereupon Morrison quietly opened his
trunk, took out the log and threw it
on the table bofore the frightened and
astonished miners. Doubtful Btories
were not heard for the remainder of
that trip.
Passing Forged Nolea.
Somo time ago the police received
notice that a gang of counterfeiters
were at work manufacturing bank
notes, and to keep a bright lookout
for them. On tho 14th inst. a man
named Miko Hanley was arrosted in
Vancouver for passing forged notes,
aud a search of his effects brought to
light a complete photographing outfit
for forging bank notes. This morning
tho police received information that
counterfeit notos were in circulation in
tho city. Chiof Pearce wont to work
and found that two $5 counterfeit
notos of the National Bank of Sntilt
St. Mario, Michigan, hod been passed
on n man named Garvet Moore by
another man named Waltor Mooro,
both of whom were stopping at the
Eickhoff Houso. A warrant wns issued by Cnpt. Pittendrigh, and in a few
minutes Walter Mooro was in the lookup. Further investigation revealed
the fact that Garvot Mooro had offered
to compromise the matter for $100, and
on the receipt of this information he
was arrested on tho chargo of aiding
and abetting a felony. When takon
to tho lockup Waltor Mooro wns oau-
tioned to say nothing as it might be
usod in evidence ugainst him. In
spito of this warning ho admitted to
passing tho notes, but snid ho had reoeived them from a man named McNoill
whowns also stopping at tho snmehotol.
A search was immediately instituted
for McNeil, but it wus found ho had
flown, having crossed to Brownsville
early this morning and made hot haste
for tho Amorican sido. Tho cuae will
bo heard boforo the polico magistrate
to-morrow morning. The counterfeits
now in the possession of tho police
woro made by the photographic process, and are, of courso, un exact far
simile of tho genuine noto. Whon
fresh they uro hard to detect, but exposure to tho light for any length of
timo causes thom to fade quickly, and
thon dotection is easy. Tho paper
they are printed on is rogular bank
note parchment. Thore are some ugly
features about this case, which, however, cannot be mentioned till nfter
tho police court examination.
Eioiitv ra! cent, of tlio human raco,
according to a high authority, suffer
from ono or otlier form of blood taint.
Novel' allow thia latent ovil to develop
into sorious disoaso while tlio blood can
bo kopt pure and the system clean by
propor precautions, auch as using Burdock Blood Bittors, whenever any scrofulous symptoms appear. No modicino
equals B. ll. B. as a blood cleanser.
It is said that if tho Jesuits' estate
bill is disallowed on tho ground of unconstitutionality tho Quebeo legislature
will re-ennot tho measure, leaving out
tho reference to the Popo.
A fjlwnsh Romance.
Two well-known gentlemen of this
city returned from Harrison river yosterday and brought a nice little Siwash romanco with them. Both gentlemen being of a romantic turn of mind
took a great interest in the tender affair and saw it through to tho benediction. A Harrison river Indian, young,
strong and manly, as Siwashes go, fell
most desperately and irrecoverably
in love with the belle of dusky Mission
maidens. He loved her as only a full
blood Siwash can love and was ready
and willing to fish for salmon all summer in her support. This he told her
in choice Chinook jargon, or words to
that effect, and expressed his intention
of investigating tho marine plants at
the bottom of the river unless Bhe accepted him for a husband. Agnes was
coy nnd a bit of a flirt, and though she
was not unwilling to encourage Pierre,
Btill 'she was nut prepared to resign her freedom at a moments warning and without good security. Pierre
was informed that he must bring references, certificate of character, invoice of goods and chattels possessed
etc. If theae were satisfactory the
careful Agnes would surrender. Piorro
returned as quickly to the reservation
as his strong arms could propel tho
canoe, and immediately enlisted Har-
r«ou River Joe in his sorvico to mako
an inventory of the valuables his shanty
contained. While Joo wos appraising
values, Piorro hurried off to tho nearest Roman Catholic Missionary who
furnished him with a letter, pointing
out the bearer's merits and promising
a blessing on the marriage if Agnes
accepted. Thos armed, and accompanied by the ancient diplomat, Harrison
River Joe, Pierre started for the Mission again and on tho road thither was
joined by the aforesaid Westminstrites,
who determined to assist the gallant
Si wash. Arriving at the Mission Pierre
delivered his credentials aud awaited
results. While inspection wnB going
on, one of the enthusiastic gentlmen,
who, by the way, is a legal light, opened firo on the heart of Agnes ou behalf
of Pierre, and pleaded hard on his behalf as only an Irishman can plead.
Tho tender hearted Agnes could not
withstand this assault, and, after a few
minutes doubt and wavering, finally fell
into Pierre's arms and sobbed hor consent. When the first transports of joy
were over the whole party embarked
in canoes and made their way to the
Mission where the good priest pronounced the benediction ou the happy
couple. Tho bride was given away by
the Westminster gentlemen, while
Harrison Rivlr Joe acted as best man.
Victoria, March 21.—The speaker
took the chair at 2.50 p.m. Prayers
were said by Rev. Mr. Wadman.
Mr. Beaven presented a petition
from the British Columbia boards of
trade protesting against the passage of
the divisional court aot.
The provincial secretaiy presentod
the annual report of the minister of
Tho petition of A. B. Ferguson and
others re mails and roads to Chilcotin
was received and ordered printed.
The committee on supply was received, read and adopted.
The finance minister then moved
the house into committeo of supply.
Mr. T. Davie took occasion to refer
to the satisfaction given by the official
stenographer in the courts of justico.
He thought this explanation due to
the houso in consequence of the motion
brought up by tho member for Comox.
The stenographer's time wns fully employed, and his work gavo great assistance to tho courts.
Mr. Semlin called attention to tho
necessity of improving certain roniln in
Yale and constructing a bridgo across
the Thompson River below North
Fork Rivor.
Tho chiof commissioner of lands and
works said the government, in framing the estimates, had endeavored to
treat evory district with equal fairness.
Mr. Ladner complained that tho
government had treated Now Westminster district very unfairly in the
estimates. Ho referred to a number
of roads in the distriot whicli were badly in need of repair for whicli no provision hnd been made.
Mr. Humphreys criticised at length
the financial policy of the government.
Ho complimented Mr. Grant upon the
nblo maimer in wliich lie had replied
to the finance minister's budgot speech.
The provincial secretary regretted
that the honorable loader of tho opposition was indisposed. Had he boen
in his usual health ho would certainly
have said something that would bo
worth answering from the govornment,
side of tho house. Thoso who had
Bpoken frnm the opposition benches
had been singularly successful in saying nothing. The honorable member
for Cassiar had referred in words of
strong condemnation to tho differential
tax imposed ou fuur cities of the province. He proposed to deal with
what the honorable member for Cassiar had said ns to thu facts of tho caso.
Two out of tho four cities had gracefully compliod, Vancouver and Now
Westminstor. Victoria and Nanaimo
not as yet. In Victoria in the council it had boen stated that Victoria
wns willing to moot the entire expense
of education provided it rooeived the
provincial revenue tux. He proceeded to quoto a few figures to show the
position the city would bo in if it woro
takon at its word. It was now asked
to contributo $5,780 townrds the maintenance of schools in the city; its provincial rovouue tax amounted to $7,-
384, or a,total of $13,164. The ox-
poiiBos of education, without considering tho school buildings of Victoria,,
amounted lo $27,470 annually. What
had been asked of Victorin was just as
much as tho interest on tho valuo of
scliool buildings, about $70,000. Nanaimo was exactly a similiar case. The
remarks mndo by tho alderman of both
oitios showed how foolish it wns possible for tho representatives of a muni
cipality to somotimes talk. He was
pleased with one remark made by the
honorable member for Cassiar, who
said the credit of tho provinco stands
high, whilo the public debt is but trifling. This was tho sum and the Bub-
stance of his speech, and a greater
compliment could not bo paid the
government. The govornment had
done more in improvement of the
country in the construction of roads
and bridges than any previous ono.
He went into the financial "showing of
tho year, explaining and commenting
upon ita very satisfactory details. He
was surprised to hear tho honorable
member for Yale, travelling over
every road in his district nnd explaining ita condition. This style of speech
although pleasant to send to constituents, was a useless one. Because
the district contributed most towards the revonuo wns no reason that
tho district should receivo the largest
portion of tho expenditure. Ir, was
sometimes the district producing the
least that waa most worthy of tha
large expenditure in order to opon it
up. Tho true policy of expenditure
was to pluce it where ultimately it
make the largeat return.
Mr. Grant spoke on the frictions between the educational department and
the teachers. In answer to Hon. Mr.
Robson's epoecli he said it was n mat-
tor of policy for tho city of Vancouver
to hand over the differential tax. as it
was couning largo expenditure for
scliool purposes within its borders. He
reiterated the statement thut the province was in a first class financial condition, but hoped to see more dono in
the futuro than in the past to develop
the resonrces of the provinco.
Hon. Mr. Turner, replying to Mr.
Grunt's criticism of tho budget speech,
said tho honorable member for-Cassiar
had referred 'to his speech as boing
brief. As a business man ho (Mr.
Turner) believed in coining straight to
the point. There was a great deal too
much talk in the house sometimes. He
procesded to show that the cost,, of
maintaining tho government was less
in proportion now thun ever beforo.
He said with the increase of revenue
expenditure on publio roods would be
proportionately increased. He thought
tho expenditure now fair and equitable
and would present a satisfactory show»
Tho house then went into cominitte
of supply, Mr. Higgins in tho chair,
and passed tire remainder of the,
estimates At (i o'clock tho house adjourned until Friday afternoon.
T* to Benefit Othebs.—"I had a
vorybad pain iu my side, of which one
bottle of Hagyard's Yellow Oil mndo a
completo cure. I hope this may bc of
some benefit to those who read it." A.
E. T, Walker, 44} High St., City.
Hagyard's Yellow Oil is a specific for aU
inflammatory pain.
Teacher Wanted
duties to commence on Is! of April,
isee. Board of Trustees.
Whonnock, B. C, March 5,1889.      wlm
J\ liwhnok, containing (>t ncres- 50 of
whicli »re in gootl state of cultivation;
■J acres in orchard. Eighty lows ut hay
and grain were grown on the ."0 ncres
last season. Comfortable Liouse and frame
barn and outbuilding-"*. Fin*- mountain
stream runs noross farm. Price ^ ■ ,500.
This is a splendid chance. For further
particulars apply, personally, or bv letter,
to O. RYDEH,
febMv-tc Chilliwhack.
notice that ho hns sold to Mrs. Clara
Ross all hts right, title and interest in and
to tho premises known as the St, Leonard's Hotel, situate on Scminlimoo Bay.
Mrs. Ross undertakes to be responsible
for allileblsand wili collect nil accounts
due to said Hotel.
Dated at Now Westmin-Sterthis.lltta day
of March, 1889.
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Purgative. Is a safe, sure and effectual
distnyer of worms in Children or Adults.
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Choicest TolllH-CO bllt thoy nro of
Home .IlllimiiH-llll-c. and should be
patronised by all good citizons.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
dwl7noly Weekly British Columbian
WcdncMlay Morning, Mar. T„ lSSIl.
In Saturday's Daily we printed the
aecond and last instalment from
"Progress" on "The Mill and tho
Bridge" question. The first letter
of our correspondent, published on
Friday, may be summed up as stat
ing the extent of the operations,
and the consequent advantages to
tho city of the proposed mills, which
-we will suppose, to avoid unnecessary argument, is not drawn from
our correspondent's imagination in
the slightest particular, but is an
exact and wonderfully accurate
prediction of just what the mills'
operations will be and their effeot
upon this city. The concluding
letter had for its points, disparagement of the district south
of tha river, tributary to this city ;
a statement of the difficulties which
the bridge at the proposed site,
opposito tho city, would throw in
the way of tho mills, as an obstacle
to navigation, and a declaration,
"with authority," that "if the bridgo
be constructed across the river in
front of the city, ns has been proposed, the Koss, McLaren mills will
not be built on the Fraser, in accordance with their first intentions."
This might be put in another way,
which is of course implied, that
unless it is agreed that the bridgo
may be built three miles or so above
the city, the mills will not be built,
&o. Perhaps it would hnvo been
better, in the interests of the mills,
if, instead of an 'anonymous communication on the subject, some
one, for the -Ross, McLaren Mills,
had written "with authority," over
his own nnmo throughout. This is
what we expeoted when we stated
last week that we wero willing to
give tho Ross, McLaren Mills Company the benefit of stating their
case through these columns. The
figures and tho unsupported "say
so" of an anonymous correspondent
aro of very little value in a matter
of this kind, and we can not impose
upon our readers by printing any
more lengthy, unsigned, communita-
tions of the sort. With reference
to our correspondent's profound
acquaintance with the bed of the
river, and with nautical terms, we
have not taken any soundings lately
(we are suro our correspondent has
not either) and shall not waste any
time on those points. If properly
stated, and it is considered worth
while, these questions will be
authoritatively settled. We will
just refer to one moro point, and
have done with "Progress." In his
letter of Saturday our correspondent
laid the foundations of his whole
argument on behalf of the mills on
certain figures taken from the
"folder" "which is official," he remarked, "and cannot to gainsaid."
Keeping in mind that tha "folder"
ia "official, and cannot he gainsaid,"
we cannot help thinking that if
"Progress" had dipped a little
heavier into that interesting and
veracious document, ho would not
have been found disparaging so
heartily and blunderingly, as ho
■does in his communication, the
districts south of tho river, tributary
to the city and the bridge. By
reference to the "folder" we find :
"Municipality of Langloy, population
2,500; area 100 square miles; quality
of soil unexcelled, being loam on clay
subsoil," etc. "Surrey Municipality,
population, 2,000; area, 120 squaro
miles; most distant point from Westminster, IT miles; about half of
Surrey is prairie land and tho rest
is timbered; the soil is excellent for
all agricultural and horticultural
pursuits, and enormous crops invariably reward the labor of the husbandman; daily stages run from
Westminstor, through Surrey, to
Blaino and Whatcom; good roads
throughout the municipality connect with the trunk road to Brownsville, directly opposite Westminster." This trunk road, it should
bo explained, runs through tho municipalities of Surrey, Langloy, and
Ohilliwaok, and beyond as far as
Yale, nearly a hundred miles from
this city. "Municipality of Chilliwack, population 5,000; area, 180
square miles; distance from Westminster, 50 miles; the soil is abundantly rich," &o. "Municipality of
Delta, population 3,000; area, 50,-
000 acres; distant 13 miles from
Westminster; land equal to any in
the world; crops have never been
known io fail on the Delta, or, in
fact, in the whole district of Westminster." These are a few statements culled at random from the
"folder" concerning districts which
are nil tributary to Westminster by
road, and the "folder" is "official
and cannot be gainsaid." Every
year, too, it must be remembered, is
adding greatly to tho population,
development, and importance of
these rich and flourishing districts.
Tf all our correspondent's statements and arguments aro on a par
with his blindly unfortunate disparagement of tho district south of tho
rivor, tributary to tliis city, then he
might far hotter never have written
a word.
Vancouver has bitten off more
than she can swallow ; tho hands of
her great men—her councillors—are
actually so full of something or other,
high priced "dirt" probably, that
they havo allowed tho legislative
harvest to pass without getting some
vory desirable and important amendments to the "salt water terminus"
oity oharter "put through the
house." There is not sufficient time
now at the present session of the
provincial parliament to have the
necessary bill introduced and "put
through" in proper order, and it is
understood that a Vancouver dele
gation, "foolish virgin"-wise, will
shortly go to James Bay, and, with
fists and heels, pommel frantically
at the doors of the assembly for a
suspension of the rules. The Vancouver News pleads for a special
dispensation thus, at the same time
boxing the ears of the delinquents :
"It is, of course, absolutely necessary
for the proper conduct of businoss of
the legislature that its regulations
and rules of procedure should be observed by all persons or corporations
who may have occasion to ask for
tho passage of any measure, and tho
fact that in suoh an important matter as the amendment of the city
charter, due regard has not been
paid to this subject, shows that some
person or persons connected with
our municipal authorities has been
negligent in the duties he was
charged i with. But it would bo an
act of grace for which the government and the legislature would lay
our citizens under considerable obligations, if some plan wero devised
by them by which the bill embodying the proposed amendments could
be carried through the houso at its
present, session." If "Too late, too
late; ye cannot enter now" should
be the only greeting the Vancouver
"foolish viigins" are vouchsafed,
shrieked wierdly through the keyhole of the closed doors of the assembly, oould anyone question the justice of the edict" Vancouver's predicament should ho a warning to
other corporations. It was, no
doubt, the naughty "deadlock," when
mayor and councillors were in each
other's hair- for a month'or so, that
is responsible for the oity's interests
being thus overlooked and neglected.
We wish Vancouver no loss as a
consequence, and, under the circumstances, shall not enter a protest to
the suspension of the rules, but don't
let it occur again, we would say to
the "empire oity" culprits. Take a
leaf from the book of our methodical
and energetio council of the royal
city, who are attending to the city's
interests in legislative matters "right
up to the handle."
Cleveland is not tho sort of a man
to disappear from view simply because he has had to step down and
out of the whito liouse. The ex-
president, by his forco of character
and strong individuality, has become
necessary to his country, and will be
heard from often in the future, without doubt, while his public utterances will always command that
respeot which their weight, judgment, and good sound senso entitle
them to receive, Cleveland made
his first public appearance as a private citizen in Now York, on the
evening of the 16th inst., the 105th
anniversary dinner of tho Friondly
Sons of St. Patrick, at Delmonico's.
At tho dinner he received an ovation
which oould not have been excelled
in point of warmth and sociability.
Tho ex-president was attired, it is
stated, in a dress suit and was given
a seat in tho banquet hall on tho
right of the presiding ollicor, the
mayor of New York occupying the
corresponding seat on the other side.
After the banquet, when tho president, Joseph J. O'Donoghuo's, brief
introduction was concluded with
Cleveland's name, the diners cheered
lustily. Whilo tho din was ut its
height, Cleveland, his face a trillo
pale, slowly arose and acknowledged
tho recoption given him. Tho cheering having finally subsided, ho began
his address, speaking clearly and
easily. Some of his remarks nn:
worthy of boing reproduced, and are
as follows: "The words to which I
respond give riso to such various and
impressive reflections that I find it.
difficult to determine the line of
thought which should bo followed.
What is naturally and obviously
suggested by the sentiment proposed
is a oountry marvelous in its growth
and development, groat in its power
>md wealth, and free in its character,
its institutions aud its people, There
is also suggested a broad and hospitable country which opens its gates
to the peoplo of all nations who are
willing to assume tho duties of
American oitizenship in exchange
for a share in the blessings which
God has in storo for the American
people. * * * We acknowledge
wo havo received from tho sturdy
men of otlier lands additions to our
population and true elements to our
greatness. But other nations, too,
are great. Thoy are prosperous and
rich, and in a measure they aro free.
States may mean any organized government, tyrannical, monarchinl or
fl co. It is therefore most important
that we do not miss the reflection
that 'the United States' alone stands
for ono government, always free and
founded upon human rights and
equality before tho law. Our national life is inseparable from this
union of state. Thus it was launched
upon its career among the nations of
the earth. Its machinery is suited
to no other condition, and its success
depends upon, it, Whatever might
bo the achievements of separate and
disjointed slates, nothing but the
triumph of the United States can be
demonstrated in the eyes of the
world in the success of the American
exponent of self-government. We
should not be content with veneration for those who mado us a nation,
nor with the sacred and grateful remembrance of those who shed their
blood and gave their lives for its
perpetuation. We, too, owo a duty
to the United States. We can at
least teach fraternity and toleration
as tho sure foundation of tho unity
of our country. If those precepts
are firmly established iu the hearts
of our countrymen, we shall, to tho
extent that we aid in this consummation, perform the duty required
of us in our dny and generation.
Let us resolve that uo partisan exigency shall excuse the creation or
keeping alive of irritation and jealousy and among a people all charged
with tho safety, development and
triumph of American institutions.
Our destiny is before us. It ean
only bc reached by union and harmony. Wo are not called upon to
surrender or jeopardize any results
in favor of our union which we may
have gained in its armed defence,
but rather to foster and secure thoso
results through patriotism and magnanimity. In the presence of the
duty God has laid upon us as a nation it should never bo forgotten that
failure rests on dissension and division, and that a grudging acknowledgment of our common brotherhood
or nny failure of healthy co-operation
in a common patriotic purpose will
surely check our national progress."
By reports elsewhere it will be
seen that the board of trade and city
council havo taken prompt and energetio action in the interests of the
free and' unobstructed navigation of
the Fraser River, which is threatened by the manner of construction
understood to be contemplated in
the ■ building of tho O.P.R. bridge
across the Fraser at the Mission. It
is understood on good authority that
the intention is to have tho widest
space between piers only 60 feet.
This is strongly objected to, and
with good reason, by our board of
trade and city couucil, and a
resolution from both of these
bodies, conveying an emphatic protest, has been telegraphed to our
member, Mr. Chisholm, with instructions to bring the niatter immediately beforo tho minister of
marine. Copies of the resolutions
have also been forwarded to the provincial government and to the up-
river municipalities, asking for
united notion in the mnttcr. The
minister of marine is asked in the
resolution to "prevent tho construction of this or any other bridge
across tho main channel of Fraser
Rivor having a draw of less width
than 100 feet." As the river is
navigablo for large river steamers
far above the Mission, and the current at that point is very swift during a portion of tho summer, at
least, tho importance of insisting
upon this provision cannot bo overestimated. The Dominion authorities cannot act too promptly or
decidedly in tho mattor, as tho damage to the navigation of the river
would bo great if tho O.P.R. aro
permitted to carry out thoir intentions  with  respect to the' bridge.
In noticing tlio Sentinel's suggestion, in u recent issue, that the provincial govornment should build the
Shuswnp ci Okanagan Railway as a
govornmont enterprise, wo stated
that it struck us "that it vould bu a
rather bold experiment for tho govornmont of sn young und us yet not
vory 'Hush' n country to undertake"
such ii work, &o. We also suggested
that the Sentinel should trot out
some "figgers" that it possessed to
"buck uji its opinion." In its issue
of Saturday our inland cotemporary
does so, us follows: "Without any
preliminary remarks, then, we will
"trot out some figgers," for the benefit of Tiie Columbian. In the first
place it is estimated that the building of the lino will cost from $600,-
000 to §750,000, theso figures being
the estimates of two engineers. 'The
Dominion government has granted a
subsidy of $3,200 per mile, uud the
provincial ono of $4,000 per mile,
making a total of §360,000. Taking
the highest estimate as the cost of
building thoro would bo left unprovided for in round numbers the sura
of §400,000. But the holders ot tho
charter now propose that the provincial government guarantee for
twenty years bonds to tho amount
of ?1,250,000 at 5 por cont. in placo
nf granting $-1,000 por mile subsidy.
This would moan ii tax of $62,500
per year for that term, or in all $1,-
250,000 to bo paid by the province
for the building of the road, which
The Columbian will no doubt agree
would be n heavy tax. On the
other hand, if the government would
undertake to build the road, after
applying tho Dominion subsidy,
there would still be unprovided tho
sum of six hundred thousand dollars,
It does not require any expert at
figures to prove that $600,000 is a
much easier amount to raise than
would lie double that amount. Regarding the advisability of the government, operating the road as a provincial enterprise; that is a matter
for future consideration. The writer
has always held tho opinon that
better satisfaction would be given
the people of any country were railroads and other publio works of a
like nature operated by the government for the people. But that point
will not be pressed at this juncture.
What we particularly want to see is
a start mado on this lino of railway
as well as others in the interior—
and we believe tho best interests of
the province will bo subserved if tho
government undertakes the work.
To get at a definito idea as to the
cost of the proposed line we would
suggest that tenders be asked by tho
government for the building and
completion of tho 51 miles of road
required. This will at onoo decido
this much disputed point, and thero
would then bo somo definite point to
start from. If it was not deemed
wiso to proceed with tho work after
tho tenders wero received, there
would be only the advertising to pay
for; a small amount considering the
value, of the information that would
be gained. -Lack of space prevents
our going more fully into the advantages tobo gained by having this
lino in operation,'but in future issues
we will havo more to say regarding
this phase of tho matter." Our co-
temporary's "figgers" so far show
that the cost to the province, for
constructing the Shuswnp & Okanagan Railway, or guaranteeing bonds,
would be very heavy either way.
Before such an outlay was undertaken by the provincial government
it would require to bo demonstrated
very clearly that the road could be
profitably operated, and that the
benefit to the province would be such
that within a reasonable time the
treasury would be recouped indirectly for the expenditure. Our cotemporary says: "What we particularly
want to see is a start mado on this
line of railway, as well as on others
in the interior." Wo havo no doubt
of it at all. Tho desire iB natural
and commendable to a degree. But
in the many provincial railway enterprises claiming government aid,
there appears to us to bo great danger in establishing the precedent of
shouldering nny one of them upon
the as yet slender provincial trea
sury. Howover worthy the S. & ©.
R. scheme, we do not see that the
provincial government oan att'orcl to
give more than their subsidy of $'■,-
000 per mile, already guaranteed—
which would amount to more than
$200,000 total—unless it can be
shown that the undertaking would
be clearly and speedily recuperative.
The Salmon Trade.
A San Frnoisco despatch says: Eight
vessels left, port yesterday bound for
Alaska to engage in the salmon trade.
It is known that thero aro sixteen more
vessels listed to fellow thoso that have
cloarod this yoar, including two "new
steamers. This makes u total of forty-
six vessels for Alaska this year. Many
of thoso vessels will remain at their
destination until full, whon they will,
it is thought, all como buck loaded with
Balmon. lt is estimated here that over
700,000 coses of Oregon, Britiah Col
um bin nnd Alaska salmon, of tho pack
of 188!), havo already been sold, and
not a single fish caught, lt is understood horo thnt fishing will bu commenced on tho Columbia river, undor
lho law,,on tho 1st of April.
Worms derange tho wholo system.
Mother Grave's Worm Exterminator do-
range worms, und gives rest to tlio sufferer. It only costs twenty-fivo cents to
try it nnd bc convinced.
Georgo Franpis Train promised to
relapse into silence, but he addressed a largo audience at New York
Sunday night tlio 17th inst. He
predicted that Chicago would bo
destroyed by the Anarchists, and
stated that tho United States is on
the evo of financial ruin.
A lady writes: "I was enabled to remove the corns, root and branch, by the
uso of Holloway's Corn Cure." Others
who bavo tried it havo tho samo exper-
Corbett & Kennedy,
manufactdhkiw of
Fiiont Street,   -   New Westminster.
fi nbovo Uno, we respectfully solicit a
share ot tlio trade, mul trust, by careful
attention to ordoi-B and moderate chnrgos
to merit tho samo. Experienced workmen: satisfaction guaranteed.
Estimates furnished foi-Galviuilzod Iron
Cornice, Hooting. Plumbing, Gns-nttlng,
Hteam and Hot Water Hooting, &o.
car Entrance to promises on Mary St.,
ln roar ol Bank ot B, O. dwuihMo
.1. C. WHYTE.
Agricultural Implements
And must bo sold within the next 00
days to mako room for othor
new gooda.
Riding and Walking
2 BfflW Gangs
O-REMEMBER tlio "Rook Island"
/STBuford Sulky Plows are without
it-^an equal. From 12 to 18 inch
*3Tnow in stock.
Massey Binders.
Maxwell     "
Decring     "
Beaver City Rake
Sharp "
Maxwell        "
Toronto Mowers.
Buckeye     "
Maxwell      "
Little Giant Threshers aud Tread Power.
Toronto Advance Engines and Threshers.
Derrick's Perpetual Hay Press.
Hay Tedders and Loaders.
Duplex Feed Mills.
lUrBe sure and get our prices before purchasing elsewhere.
Wcbstor Block, Front Streot, WESTMINSTER.
I. tSf LaStdt' } Kopreseatativoa at these points.
Of Columbia Street
much to the health and comfort of every home. Therefore, j
everybody ought; to know that J as. Rousseau's is decidedly thek
cheapest place in New Westminster where the people of this Dis-^
trict can purchase the best Boots and Shoes at the cheapest \
I will allow io per cent, discount on all cash purchases to1',
the general public for the next sixty days, to make room for a j
LARGE SPRING STOCK now en route.
REMEMBER,—if you want genuine good Boots and Shoesi
the proper place to purchase them is at );
Jas. Rousseau's,  |
• A
Custom Work promptly attended to,
Col-u.i-a.-bla Streot.
At Central Grocery.
 . j
Ferry's Garden and Field Seeds, which are guaranteed!
fresh and good. So don't send to the United States and other}'
places for small lots, when you can get them as good and cheap/ij
at iMIarsliall Sinclair's,
White Seed Outs. Thoy aro Bide oats
h very stiff straw nnd good ylolders.
Avorago44 lbs. to the bushel.  Prico $25
per Um nt New Westminster or Lndnor's
Landing.  Applyto        O.P.GREEN.
Lander's Landing, Fob. 25,1880. wfo27m
Merchant Tailor,
Mr. Elson will bo at tlio Colonial Hotel
tbo flrst Wodnosday in eaoh month Ior
the purpose ol taking onlers,    dwjruaic
160 aores, within ball a mile of thirl
oity. The tenant oan have 14 good mllotajj
cows nnd a tease 11 required. >
Apply to        CHAS. McDONOUGH,     l
dwmMto "         '   '
Front St., Westmlnater
A Nl ... . ,
J\ a partially Improved farm at a bar;
gain should apply to the underslgnee*'
who has decided t-o dispose of his homett
Btoad,   The quality ot tho land Ik fli'8»if j
elaiiB.  Tho locution is nil that ean bo d<,j ■
Hired.   Railway HtalIon, steamboat lam ft
Ing,postoflico, churches, and school nt*-'
in the immediate  neighborhood.   **"
proporty will hoi-old cheap.
Jn2 Jwm2 Port Haney.
VI', Weekly Britisli Columbian,
Wclnesdny Morning, Mar. 27, 1889.
Latestliy Telearapli
Press Despatches.
San Franoisoo, Mar. 22.—Arthur
Field, of Field's Biscuit and Cracker
Co., which assigned several months
ago, filed a petition of insolvency today. Liabilities, §120,000; assets
about §30,000.
San Fbanoisco, Mar. 22.—By tho
stoamor Australia, which arrivod from
Honolulu this morning, it iB learned
that tho sugar crops oi tho Islands nro
unusually heavy und that the prospects for next year are also sood.
Washinootn, March 22.—lt is understood the quostion of issuing a proclamation opening to settlement tho
Oklahoma territory was subject of consideration at the cabinet meeting today, and thst the president now has
the mattor in hand.
Fall Kivkr Mass., March. 22.—
Durfee and Procaesett Mills report a
largor number of looms running this
morning than any previous time since
the strike began. At othor mills the
situation remains unchanged. To-day's
mass meeting of the strikers showed
no change, as to attendance and sentiment. To Secretary Connolly's ques-
tiou "Shall we continue to fight on the
plan proposed by the executive committee," the strikers responded wilh
shouts of "Yes" Connolly said that
the strikers had the support of all cotton operatives in tho country and were
beginning to receivo encouragement
aud assistance; he desired to impress
upon his hearers the necessity of standing firmer than ever, on Monday morning next as tho manufacturers expect
to see a break in the ranks. Then
othor speakers' gave encouraging roports of the results of tho first day's
work of collectors. Another meeting
will be held Monday.
Fall River, Mar. 23.—About 3000
looms aro running to-day, the same
numbor as yestorday. There are no
indications that the weavers will return to work on Monday. At headquarters it is reported the collectors
aro meeting with good succeas. A big
mass meeting will be held in the park
on Monday. Goo. Franoia Train haa
written offering his services as locturer
on behalf of the strikers. The im
pression prevails among the manufacturers that the striko will end noxt
Rio Grande, Texas, March 23.—A
fight lias occurred near hero, botween
tho Sheriff's posse and a band of Mexican raiders, under Sartos Basulda, the
notorious desperado. Two Mexicans
were killed and three of the posse
wounded. It is believed the intention
of the raiders was to abduct a rioli
rancher, and hold him for a ransom.
New York, Maroh 23.—The trotting stallion Paneoaat, whioh cost
twenty thousand dollars, is dead from
the effects of the stroke of lighting received laat August.
Buffalo, N. Y., Maroh 23.—By the
incorporation of thoBuffalo Lakawanna
and Paciiic Railroad at Albany, yestorday, the Canadian Pacifio obtains entrance into Buffalo. The uew roads
will connect with the Canadian Pacific
and cross Niagara by a bridge to be
built on the site of the suspension footbridge at Lewistnii.
San Francisco, March 23.—Tho
steoraee passengers of thu steamer Columbia, which arrived from Portland
with a ease of small-pox a wook ago
and was quarantined, has been allowed to land. The cabin passengers will
be released next Wednesday.
Point Pleasant, N. S., Mar.—Tho
German ship J. W. Wendt, from New
York for Bremen, with a cargo of petroleum barrels nnd iron, waa wrecked
on the beech last night and will be a
total loss. The crew of twenty-six
were saved bv the life saving crew,
Mexico, March 23.—The Government has taken Bteps to prevent the
introduction into Mexico of American
lard, owing to tho official announcement that it ia injurious to the health.
Paeis, March 23.—Torpedo boat
No, 111, belonging to the French
navy, foundered last night off ttar-
fleur. Of the crew, fourteen were
London, March 23.—An election
was held yesterday in Gorton division
of Lancashire to fill tho Boat in the
house of commons mndo vacant by
Mr. Peacock, a liberal number. The
liberals were sure of carrying the election, having had a majority of 457 in
'80, and of 17*8 in '85; but thoy
directed their efforts this time to increase their majority of '80 and tried
to recover that of '85, in face of a
strong opposition on the part of the
government, which brought strong influence to bear by giving out an army
oontract in the neighborhood. The
eleotion was hotly contested and a
largely increased vote was brought out
on both sides. The result of the poll
wsb declared this morning aa follows:
Mather, liberal, 5155; Hatch, conservative, 4309; liberal majority 846 In
'86 the vote stood Robert Peacock,
liberal, 4592; Lord Grey Do Wilton,
conservative, 4135. Liberal majority
457. ThuB the liberals sucooded in
nearly doubling their latest majority,
and ahow an increase of 663 votes,
while conservatives add 164. The
liberals claim this as victory enough,
although they were unable to get back
the famous majority of 1885.
London, Maroh 23.—Aoting under
the suggestion of a Lancashire gentleman, who promised to give a first donation of 1,000 pounda for the purpose,
Mr. Thos IV. Russell, unionist member of parliament for South Tyrone,
is consulting hii friends with the
viow to starting a company to stock
boycotted farmora in Ireland with oli-
fiblo tenants from Ulster or Scotland,
'he money ii to be advanoed to these
new tenants upon interest of four per-
i oent, and everything dona to enable
them to carry on their farms success
fully. It is supposed that the scheme
would break the plan of campaign
banks, and forco a relinquishment of
that method of agitation. It is probable that thu campaign will be formed,
aud tbo idea put in active operation.
Several farmers of Ulster have already
offered to tako holdings upon these
conditions on the Massarene estato in
the South.
Halifax, N. S., March 23.—A fire
to-night inside the citadel fort burned
tbe royal artillery barracks. The barracks consistod of an immense throe-
story wooden building and is entirely
destroyed. Lai go powder maganinoa
were in the proximity to tho fire, but
were saved. The magazines woro
filled with power nnd shells.
London, March 23. — Mr. Jacob
Bright is the authority for stating that
Mr. Froude admitted that the policy
of home rule was inevitable and must
sooner or later bo triod. When Mr.
Parnell was told of Mr. l'roude's admission, the Irish leader said he was
not in the slightest degree surprised to
to hear it, and he volunteered the information that it was tho study of
Froude's work on "tbe English in Ireland" that first Und tho ellect of making
luin a home ruler. Mr. Morloy's speech
in the house of commons on Thursday
niglit in which lie said it would bo irrational to propose a vote of censure of
the government now, because fresh
disclosures were made daily, but that
it would emtio in good timo, has created
a lively discussion on the question: is it
possiblo to brin» about a dissolution?
Several months ago in a conversation
with Mr. Cobb, the liberal member for
Rugby, Mr. Gladstone expressed the
opinion that when the country is npo
for dissolution thero wero moans by
which it could be accomplished. The
ex-premier has recently been reminded
of thisconversation and representations
have beon made to him from members
below the gangway to the effect that
the time is fast approaching when a
dissolution ought to be demanded.
LoNDON.March 25.—The markots today are quiet and little or nothing is
doing. Advices from abroad are
favorable, and foreign securities nm
steady. It looks as if thu continental
bourses have all recovered from the
effect of the recent crisis in Paris. Tho
general effeot has been minimized by
the joint efforts of bankers and capitalists, only individual speculators are
the sufferers. The credit foncier,
against which there wero whispors of
weakness last night, passed triumphantly through the tremendous pressure
of the lust two weeks and haB come out
stronger than ever, having gained by
tho disturbance The batique de Paris
also held its own nlthough it was somewhat interested in the speculation and
felt slightly the collapse. The bank
of Franco has not boen disturbed by
the large advances made to serve tho
moneyed institutions, having been
amptly secured, so the crisis has passed
off without disaster.
Paris, March 25.—A duel with
swords haa taken place between, De
Lonlay, a member of the chamber of
dcpuiius, and Gerault Richard who attacked the former in a newspaper article. DoLonlay was slightly wounded
in throe places.
Rome, March 25.— Under secretary
nf war Corveto was slightly wounded
by deputy Cavalitti in a duel with
swords yesterday. A personal dispute
was the cause. ,
New York, Monday 25.—Shortly
before noon to-day a loud report startled the crowds of passers by at the
junction of the fifth avenue, Broadway
and 23rd Btreet, just off the junction
and on the side of the atreet next to
the Fifth Avonuo Hotel. The sidewalk was blown high into the
air. Showers of stones and fragments of flagging fell on passers
and at least six persons were thrown
down and more or less injured, but
nono Boriously. Windows of stores on
tho corner under the Fifth avenuo
hotol were shattered. There is a huge
hole in the sidewalk next to the hotel
on 23rd street. It is found that the
explosion is due to the electrio subway.
Milwaukee, Wis., Maroh 25.—
Presidont Colby, of tho Wisconsin
Central Railroad, when seen this
morning regarding the reported contract between the Wiaconsin Central
and Northern Pacific Railways, said no
agreement has yet been signed. He
rcfusod to stato whether or not an
agreement had been entered into between the two roads.
San Fhancisco, March 25.—Georgo
Ambrose, aged nine years, and Fred.
Krauss, aged eleven years, while playing on the banks of a pond, yesterday, fellin nnd wero drowned.
Wououestek, Mass., Maroh 25.—
Albert Ernatrom shot and fatally
woundod Emily Sohonckle, yoator-
day, for refusing to marry him. He
then blow his brains out.
Philadelphia, March 25.—Tho Enquirer hns learnod from a well known
railroad mau, that thu Northern Pacifio
hns nt last secured control of tho Wisconsin Central Railroad, and through
it an entrance to Chicago. The directors of the company will hold a special
meeting in Now York city, next Wednesday, to approve of tho, formal leaso,
but it will be a purely formal matter,
as the directors are a- unit on the question. Tho company has already, practically, control of the Wisconsin Central's lines. The lease is fora comparatively short time, either for thirty-
throe or ninety-nine years. The period
has not been determined yet. It is an
operating lease, that is the Northern
Pacific is to operate the road and pay a
rental of 35 per cent, of the gross receipts. All the Northern Pacifies Chicago business will be thrown upon
the Wisconsin Contral lines instead of
being divided up between all the roads
running betweon Chicago and St. Paul.
San Francisco, Maroh 25.—Tho
atr. Alanjandro, which arrivod from
Mexico, via Ensenda, this morning,
brings some definite news regarding
the gold fields in lower California.
Gold exists but not to such an extent
as to warrant the present heavy influx
of people. Tho gold can only be obtained by means of machinery and
many being without this havo returned to their homes.
Laredo, Texas, Mar. 25.—The north
bound passenger train from Mexico,
on tho Mexican National road, was
wrecked at Malvato last night. The
engineer nnd fireman woro inBtantly
killed, lt is believed the disaster was
caused by train wreckers, as a largo
pile of stones was found on the track.
Ottawa, March 26.—Sir John Mcdonald when asked for his views on
presidont Harrison's proclamation
closing Behring's son, said that he
does not expect it will cause any international complications. He regards
tho aotion as a regulation for the guidance of fishermen.
Mexico, March 26.—An exoursion
party of seventeen persons sailing ou
lake Chalpa, state of Jalesco, were
drowned by the capsizing of the boat,
New York, March 20.—Ex-Governor Squiro, of Washington territory,
and Mr. Cavanagh, of Olympia, have
arrived here from Washington. They
met president Harrison and were given
to understand that the federal appointments in the territory have been decided upon, the nominations would be
announced within 10 days,
New York, March 26.—Tho directors of the Northern Pacific at a meeting tn-day will voto upon ths project,
supported by Villard, by whicli the
Northern Pacific will practically operate a continuous line from the Atlantic
to the Pacific.
New York, March 26.—Owens
shoe factory in Brooklyn is burning.
There were fifty employees in the
building. Many girls threw themselves from the windows into the street
Twenty persons reported injured and
several killed.
Chicaoo, Mar. 26. — Tho Central
Storage Co's huge six story basement
structure, on the north bank of the
river Rush, was discovered on fire at
4 o'clock this morning. The blaze
originated iu tho engine room in the
. basement, and by tho time the first
engino arrived it had obtained such a
hold that tho second alarm was turned
ou. In a vory biief space of time, the
fire burned through tlio building nnd
back to the wates'a edge, tho blaze
finding ready food iu tlio piles of furniture and other inflammable material
with which the great building .was filled. The liro boat Qeepor ployod on
the structure from the south and two
dozen engines from the south and two
dozon from tho north, east and west
sides. The flames ran down to the
waters edge igniting tho schooner
Waukesha. This was quickly extinguished. Soon the flames from the
windows of tho great structure rolled
up in huge volumes illuminating the
entire north side. ThoGelenn elevator, but a short distance to tho west
was ablaze twice, twice did the firemen
put it out. A fourth and then a general alarm waa sounded and the entire
department surrounded the furnacelike building. The great building was
soon gutted. Stored ill it was a million and a half worth of teas and coffees. At about 4.30 the flames flew
across the streets and set fire to buildings a block away. These small aide
blazes were with difficulty stopped, as
a strong breeze aprung up. Soveral
firemen were overcome by the fierce
heat and were carried away back on
the bridge, while their places were
filled by others. The towering flames
swept down and licked buildings across
Kinzie street repeatedly. Goods wero
removed from houses nearly a block
away and the streets were filled with
frightened people. Whon apparently
nothing could save the warehouse, the
firemen bent their beBt efforts towards
the protection of tho Gelotia olavator,
and at 5 o'clock this morning, while
the Central was still blazing furiously,
the firemen were satisfied the Geleua
was out of danger. Aid. Manicure,
proprietor of the warehouse, says the
contents were insured. "Tho origin
of the fire," said the alderman, "is incendiary, I haven't time to talk about
it now, but an incendiary started the
Cincinnati, Maroh 26.—The lato
Judge Matthew's funeral train arrived
this morning and the body was taken
to the Spring Grove cemetry. There
was a large crowd at the depot. Tho
relatives and friends of deceased accompanied tho remains to the cemetry
whore services were.held and the interment took placo.
Tub Hague, March 26.—The Oabinet has decided that the King is unable to continue to govern, nud a regency will be nppoiutod immediately.
London, March. 26.—The Spanish
steamer Nindano hns been sunk near
tho Fhiltipine Islands by the stoamor
Nizas, also Spanish, and thirty of
the cicw and passengers drowned.
London, Maroh 26.—John Bright'B
condition is growing more critical, his
physicians fear he will not survive
through the day.
Tho Kairiloops Sentinel's Revelstoke
correspondent says:-A Quebeo tanning Oo. are prospecting for a location
in British Oolumbia, and have about
decided to locate at Revelstoke. They
will carry on a large businoss, employing some 40 hands in the tannery, and
consuming about 5000 cords of bark
por year. They intend to procure
hides from Ohina, and to Bhip the
leather to England. The eatabliah-
ment of such an industry here will be
quite a boon to the place.
No family living in a bilious country
should be without Parmelee's Vegotablo
Pills. A few doses taken now and then
will keop the Liver active, cleanse the
stomach and bowels from all bilious matter and prevent Ague. Mr, J. L. Price,
Shoals, Martin Co., Ind., writes: "I have
triod a box of Parmelee's Pills and find
thom tho best medieine for Fever and
Ague I havo ever used."
Job printing of all kinds neatly dono
St tho Columbian office. Prices will be
(ound as low as at sny other oflice in
ths province. —Adv.
Spocl.nl to tho Columbian.
Victoria, March 25. — The s. s.
Umatilla arrived from the Sound this
morning and sailed at one p. m. for
Snn FranciBCo with ninety passengers.
While on the voyage from tlio Sound
a passenger committed suicide by taking a dose of creosote. The inquest will
be hold this afternoon.
Yestorday morning a private of "0"
Battory whilo undor the influence of
liquor, attempted suicide. He loaded
a rifle, attaohed a string to the trigger
and was about to blow off' his cranium,
when he wns takon in chargo by an
A gentleman largely interested in
sealing schooners, of this city, was interviewed by The Columbian representative laBt niglit respecting president Harrison's proclamation warning
vessels not to enter Behring's Sea. This
gentleman Btates tho schooners will
enter Behring's Sea this soason as
heretofore. "It remains" said ho
"for England to say whether alio will
take water or protect her subjects."
Schooners will arrive from southern
grounds about the end of April and
leave for the north early in May.
It is reportod the legislature will
pivivgue on April 6lh.
An inquest was held this murning
on tlie body of tile man who committed
suicide un the Umatilla yesterday. The
verdict returned was "that tho said
Jeremiah Kelahr came to his death by
taking an overdose of poison; nlso the
result of negligence on the part of the
officers of the str. Umatilla for not calling medical aid at once instoad of
sending the man to a hospital in an
express wagon."
sziAXzra IJST
0.11. Hall, Grayviile, 111., aayB: "I
have aold at retail, 150 bottles of Dr.
Thomas'Eeleotric Oil,',guaranteeing every
bottlo. I must Bay 1 never sold a medicine in my life that gave such universal
satisfaction. In my own ease, with a
badly ulcerated throat, after a physician
penciling it for several days to no effect,
tho Eclectric Oil cured it thoroughly in
twenty-four hours, and in threatened
croup in my cliddren this winter, it
never failed to relievo almost immediately."
"UcliinoiiQ Council.
Council mot on Saturday, March
16th. All presont except Coun. Reid.
Communications from acting Indian
agent, re dyking the Indian reserve,
Sea Island, and from D. Robson, city
clerk, New Westminster, re the reserve at the head of Lulu Island; and
thanking the council for action takon.
The committe appointed to be present in Victoria at the opening of the
tenders for bridges, composed of Thos.
Kidd, reeve, and Wm. F. Stewart,
councillor, reported, that they proceeded to Victoria; wore informed by
the chief commissioner of lnnds and
works that it wss not the custom of
his department to make known the
amount of any tender until tho contract for the performance of the work
was signed. He would go bo fnr, however, as to Bay thnt it would require
about 40 per cent, more money than
had been appropriated by the government and the municipality. The chief
commissioner and provincial secretary
were both of the opinion that before
taking any further steps in the matter,
it would be wise to enter into cotnmui-
cation with the Canadian Pacific Railway Compnny with tho view of obtaining a more definite proposition than
that already made by them, and, if
possible, to make an arrangement with
tho company to undertake the construction of combined railway and traffio bridges. The provincial secretary
informed the committee that Mr. Van
Horne had told him in Montreal, a
few months ago, that it was the intention of the company to build a branch
line across the Delta lands, and ho
(the provincial secretary) belioved they
would proceed with the work during
next year. Under these circumstances
the committee recommended the council to request tho government to com-
tnunicatu with tho company with that
end in view. The council adopted the
report and instructed the clerk to carry
out the recommendation of the committee.
On motion the council decided they
wuuld not take any action on the application of J. Brock and A McDonald
for road.
Tho reeve and A. D. Smith wero appointed delegates to attend a meeting
in Vancouver on the 13th of April, re
a provincial commission for an exhibit
of British Columbia's natural products
at Eastern fairs.
Tho collector was instructed to return his rolls and the clerk to continue
the collection of tnxos Tho clerk was
also instructed to mako application to
the government to havo an amount
placed in the supplementary estimates
fur the gravelling of the now rond to
Tho board of worlts reportod Ah
Lon,s contract on road No. 4 nearly
completed; that on road No. 5 Mr.
Crickmay's fonce was in the middlo of
the roadway; that thoro is a flood box
in road No, 6 no longor needed there.
On motion, the roport was adopted and
tho clerk was instructed to notify Mr.
Onckmay to remove his fonce, the same
having beeu placed thereafter the gazetting of the same as a public highway,
The bill of Ah Len tor 8200 was
ordered paid,
Coun. Garratt gavo notice that at
next meeting he would introduce a bylaw for the purposo of establishing highways in the municipality, not already
The Council adjourned to meet on
the first Saturday in April.
J.H, Earl, West Shefford, P. O.,
writes: "I have boen troubled with
livor complaint fcr several years, and
have tried different medicines with little
or no bonofit, until I triod Dr. Thomas'
Eclectric Oil, which gavo mo immediate
relief, aud I would say that I have used
it since with the best effeot. No one
ahould ba without it. I have tried it on
my horso In cases of cute, wounds, &c,
and I think It equally aa good for horse
as for man,"
Choice Family Groceries!
LaTorador ZE-Ierxing's,
l-dZackexel, Salt Cod.,
■^rrno-ux's TTxic Haxxia,
^.xnaoiix's TTno. Bacon.
Flo-ax. Bxam. Slioxte.
noidwiy Scouliar-Armstrong Block, Columbia St.
signment of
Crosse & Blackwell's Table Delicacies, Mince
Meat, Plum Puddings, Christmas Fruits,
Soups, Potted and Devilled Meats, Sardines,
Anchovy and Bloater Pastes, Calves' Foot
Jellies, Almonds, Figs, Marmalade, Cheese,
Pickles, Sauces, Malt, Crystal and White
Wine Vinegar, etc., etc.
Real Estate,
Insurance and Financial
LONDON, ENG. .07 cannon st.
Farming Lands/Town Lots
Business Property.
Lot facing on Columbia and Front Sta.,
In contral portion of tho oity; aeveral
buildings bring good rent-$22,000.00.
Lot 4, Blook 7, noar Lytton Squaro,
66x132 foot, fronting ou Columbia and
Front Sts.-$6,000.00.
Cornor Lot on Columbia St., 33x06 foot—
AIbo—Lot and Building with stock of
Gooda. ono of tho best business stands
iu tho oity.
ImprovedResidential Property
Lot IS, Blook 13; two bouses rented at
paying figuros-$4,50O.OO.
Lot 20, Block 28; corner lot on Agnes
St., with 2 good housoB.
House and Lot on Lome St., noar Col-
Lota 4, 6 & 6, Block 19; good house,
garden, &c; choice rosidonco property
Corner Lot on Columbia St,; fenced and
Vacant Residential Property.
Lot 1, Blook 28; corner lot on Agnos St.;
fine residence site-!} 1200.00.
Lot 1, Alice Gardens; corner lot near
Columbia St.- $700,00.
Lots on Melbourne Street, near St. Andrew'!, at (260.00.
Lot 6, Louise Gardens; beautiful situation—$600.00.
Lot 30, Clinton Place—8400.00.
Lots 29 & 30, St. Andrew's Square—
Lota on St. Andrew's St., near Queen's
Avenuo—8500.00 eaoh.
Lots on Mary, Pclham and St. John's
Sta.; oxcollontfor roaldcnoos—8600.00
to 8600.00.
Lots on Montreal, Douglas and Halifax Sts.-, fino views and well situated—8300.00 to $400.00.
Lot on Melbourne St., near Clinton—
Lot 9. Sub-Blook 10; fine rosidonco lots—
$175.00 to 8225.00.
3 choice Lots on
low figures.
Androw'a St,, at
Speculative Property.
Lots in Subdivisions of Lots 4 and 7,
Sub-Block 9—$76.00 to $100.00; and
Lots in Subdivisions of Lots 7, 8 and 11,
Sub-Block   12 -$36.00 to $100.00.
Theso lots aro all finely situated sn
will doubtless soon be thickly settle-
Lots in Westminster Addition at $15.(1
to $60.00.
One-half acre Lots near the City,
$35,00 to $50.00.
dWMNt* Weekly British Columbian
Thursday .lIuruiiiK. War. II". issa.
Late Despatches.
Ottawa,  March  19.—Tho  debato
was resumed to-day by Mr. Cockburn,
M. P., for Toronto.   Mr. Cockburn is
a firm believer in national   protection,
and objects to any   schemes   for   unrestricted  reciprocity   or   commercial
union.    He instituted comparisons  to
show that the   various   provinces   of
Canada aro enjoying greater prosperity
than the various states of   the   union.
The decline in  land   valuos   in   New-
York state  from  1870  to  1880 was
$570,000,000, while the  province  of
Ontario in the samo period experienced
an   increase   of $06,225,000.     Threo
quarters   of   iho   farms of Now York
stato are mortgaged.    The Americana'
alleged aristocracy, ho said, livo  only
for boodle, and lie did not havo   anything kind to say about tho plutocracy.
All tlio Americans wanted was to   got
the trado of Oanada and givo   nothing
in return.   If Canada, as the  opposition   contended, really wanted   closor
trado relations, it would bo  better for
them to look back to  1875 when   the
United States made her an offer which
still holds good.   Thia ofl'er is an invitation to Canada to become a  portion
of the American union on the  same
terms as the States forming tho union.
Those resolutions of Congressman Hitt
were endorsed by the Oanadian liberals
r.U* preientaJ to want only unrestricted reciprocity.   "He  made  a  miss"
laughingly interrupted Sir John.   Tho
resolutions declared  for  commercial
union and this meant apolitical union,
and the liberals  could  not  deny  it.
Commercial union would abolish  customs houses and discriminate against
England iu roturn for her sacrifices in
favor of Canada.   Continuing  amidst
interruptions, ho held up an American
political   cartoon,   in which   the  the
American   flag   triumphantly   waved
over the Onion Jack and forms of the
prostrate British statesmen and culled
on the liberals to alter their course  if
they wore loyal subjects and desired to
live under tho folds of tho Union Jack.
Tho American union could  not  enter
into   unrestricted     reciprocity    with
Canada because if she did it would be
by violating treaties with otheriiatinns.
Canada is not for sale,  and  bye-and-
bye  come weal,  come woe, will work
out her own destiny.
Mr. Davies followed mid denied that
the liberals are any more disloyal than
the conservatives; but said that the
disloyalty complained of was want of
faith in a particular party administration. Messrs. Madill, Hudspeth,
Semple and Haggart followed.
Sir Richard Cartwright's amendment was defeated by 44 majority, the
vote standing yeas 77; nays 101.
In tho senate to-day Mr. (.Hard asked whether the government proposes
to introduce any measure for the protection of the people in the fisheries
' of the great Mackenzie Rivor Basin,
Mr. Abbott replied that the time for
such action had not arrived.
Ottawa, Mar. 20,—Thero is a re
port that it was arranged to-day that
the debate on the Jesuit question
should take place on Tuesday when
Mr. Foster moves to go into committee of supply.
This was the "royal assent" day in
the senate. At 3 o'clock Mr. Justice
Strong, acting as deputy governor-general proceeded to the senate and with
the usual ceremony gave formal assent
to the bills which have passed the
senate and house of commons during
the present  session.
The house got through considerable
work to-day. Mr. Edgar moved for
copies of all documents, papers, correspondence and telegrams relative to
the seizure or the release of Hie American ship Bridgewator at Shelburne,
N. S., which are iu the possession or
control of the government of Canada;
including all the correspondence which
has taken place on the subject betweon
Great Britain and the United States.
After relating the circumstances of the
seizure, he attacked the ministor of
customs and said that the maladministration of the government brouaht
Canada to the verge of war in 1880
and intimated that the government
would have to back down in this as
well as in other matters, including the
inhospitable acts of the United States.
The debate was then adjourned.
Mr. Kirkpatrick's bill granting reciprocity in wrecking in thu inland
waters passed. It is lho exact complement, of the American statutory
Lonhon, March 20.—Mr. Smith's
ill health gives fresh currency to rumors of cabinet reconstruction. Thoy
have little foundation except   iu   the
fiossiblc necessity of finding a new
ender for tho house of commons, Lord
Randolph Churchill being out nf question, there remains only Mr. Goschen
as Mr. Balfour cannot quit the Irish
office nor lead the house while Irish
o'bwen and hakrinoton.
Messrs. O'Brien and Harrington
havo both rofused to accept the release
offered them by Sir James Hannen. ou
oondition of abstaining from agitation.
Sir Charles Russell and Mr. Parnell
.both urged these gentlemen to como
out in their own interests and especially in the interest of their colleagues,
Mr. O'Brien is understood to hold
that his acceptance of the proposed
oondition would imply a confession of
wrong doing. Nobody else quito understood how or why, "but Mr.
O'Brien is law unto himself," sagely
observes one of his udmirors; then-
joint refusal spoils the spectaole which
their friends wero planning. They
proposed that Mr. Harrington should
appenr in the houso of commons in his
prison clothes. These music hall politics are much in favor with loss respectable or more exoitable Gladstonians,
No one has yet proposod that Mr.
O'Brien should appear in his prison
garb.   He has none.
The tories amid all tlieir troubles
continue to preserve tlio appearance
of cheerfulness. Thoy mustered iu
tremendous force at the Countess of
Stanhope's reception on Saturday
ovening, whore thero was no lack of
beaming faces and confident words.
"What have wo to be unhappy about?"
said ono minister, "a government
wliich could not govern with a majority
of 80, would not bo a government.
Washington, March 20.—Ex-congressman Felton, of California, called
on the secretary ot state, Blaiuu, today, in regard to the protection of the
seal fisheries in Behring's Sea. Secy.
Blaino snid: "Thero will be no vacillation in tho policy of this administration in regard to the protection of seal
life in these waters." He stated that
tho government would provido tit once
for the pntroling of Behring's Sea by
cruisors, to prevent tho taking of seals
unlawfully. It is expected that n proclamation warning any who intend to
trespass on these wators for the purpose of taking seals unlawfully will be
issued in a few days.
New Haven, Conn. Mnr. 20.—Yale
college is in a fever of indignant ex-
citment over a very stupid lark perpetrated by a party of inebriated students, last evening, when the large
bronze statue of late Profossor Benjamin Silliman was dragged from its
pedestal and othor mischief dono. The
neck of the statue was badly cracked
and the body slightly bent, lt has
been repaired and put in place, The
faculty will make a rigid investigation.
Milwaukee, March 20.—Miss Paulino Fuller, the fifth daughter of Chief
Justic Fuller, was married here last
night at the Kirby House by a Justice
of the Peace. The groom was J. Matthew Aubry, Jr., of Chicago, nnd it was
a runaway match. Tho couple havebeen
acquainted for several yours and have
contemplated marriage, but the marriage was hindered by the lady's mother. She left Chicago yestorday morning with Mr. Aubry and came to Milwaukee whero they were quietly married.
labotjcheue's oable.
London, March 21.—The queen
sent for Lord Salisbury before Bho left
England and desired him io enlighten
hor fully on the political prospect. The
Marquis of Salisbury informed her
majesty she might rest assured thero
would be no complications or crisis for
some years to come, as he was fully
prepared to prolong the existence of
the present parliament to the latest
possible period, and in point of fact
dissolution might bu expected tn take
place in July '93. I have good reasons to believo thore is a secret understanding between Lord Salisbury and
the Marquis of Hurtington that this
parliament shall simply expire from
The aboriginal inhabitants of Biarritz are considerably astonished and
diverted by the demeanor and costumes of the highland gillie, who sits
on tho box of the queen's carriage, ond
who is the individual who succeeded
John Brown as her majesty's personal
servant, being a near relative of that
deceased domestic.
The Pope's income for 1888 amounted to §2,520,000 of which $180,000
came from St. Peter's pence, and
$600,000 interest of moneys invested
out of Italy. The outlay of the Vatican only amounted to $1,700,000.
This iB a highly satisfactory balance,
but does not take into account the sum
of $24,000,000 which his holiness received in monoy and presents during
his jubilee. 1 should think that the
emperor of Russia and tlio king of
Italy would bo devoured by envy nt
the flourishing financial condition of
the Vatican.
Ottawa, Mar. 21.—Sir John Macdonald introduced a resolution providing for pensions to certain members
of tho North-West mounted police.
The following amendments to the customs act passed: That bringing goods
into Canada by laud conveyance other
than railway cars shall bo prohibited
during night nud statutory holidays,
osoept under permit nnd supervision;
that tho board of customs and Dominion appraisers bo authorized to review
the valuations of purt appraisers; thut
evory caso of value for duty shall include tho charge of transportation and
shipment and shrill bu thnt quantity
imported; that such value shall include
any royally in respuct of exclusive
right, of territorial limits: that goods
entered for warehouse shall bo placed
therein without delay, that information
Bhall bu available us to goods in transit
through Canada tor statistical and
other purposes; that tho manner of
ascertaining the timo of exportation
from any place out of Canada shall bo
doliuud; that money deposited iu liou
of articles smuggled mid subject to
seizure shnll bo treated in like manner
as if such articles had beon seized
Hon. Edgar Dowdney stated that it
is the intention of tho government to
introduce an umondment to tho Dominion lands act. The "winding up
act'' and an amendment to the civil
servico act woro passod. An amendment to the latter proposal by Hon.
Mr. Haggart that salaries of postmasters should not exceed $3,200 was
voted down; yeas 60; nays 113,
Important to Workinomen.—Art!-
zana, mechanics and laboring men are
liablo to sudden accidents and injuries,
as well as painful cords, stiff joints and
lamenoss, To all thus troubled we
would recommend Hagyard's Yellow Oil,
tho handy and reliable pain euro for outward or intornal use.
A resolution hus been adopted by
Honey & Lnoroix's creditors, Montreal,
recommending creditors to accept
Honey's offer of 40 cents on the dollar,
,AW->.-v     ,     .s.v
for Infants and Children.
- "OMtortaisaowelladoptedtochildrentliat I Cutoria cures Colic, Constipation,
IrecoinmendltMBuperiortoanynrescriDtion I Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea, Eructation,
known to me."     H.A. Ascmai,M.D.,
Kills Worms, gives sleep, and promotes dl*
IU So, Oxford Bt,, Brooklyn, ii. Y.   | Wll§out°ui' urious medication.
The Centaur Company, Tt Murray street, N. Y.
Finest, Most Fashionable & Best Selected
Ever Brought into the Province.
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
A full line of Spectacles & Eye-Glasses >n ateel, rubber, silver and gold
frames.   Tho linest Pebbles made, $4 per pair; all sights suited.
Special attention given to FINE WATCH REPAIRS. Having learned tho
business thoroughly from some of the finest Horologors in England, and since theo
managed tho watch-repairing departments of a fow of the best firms on tho continent of America, is a sufficient guarantee ol good workmanship. Formerly manager for uoarly 8 years of the woll-known firm of Savage & Lyman, Montreal.
Charges Moderate,
Montreal, Doc, 1887.—Mr. F. Crake.—Andw. Roburtaon, Esq., Chairman ol
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, Bays: "I never found a Watohmakor who did so
well for me as you did when in Montreal, and I am sorry you aro not here to-day."
Douglas & Deighton,
Colonial Block,
Columbia Street,       New Westminster, B. C.
Constantly ou Hnnd an Extensive Stock of
Dry Goods, Groceries,  Boots A Shoes, Hats A Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, &c.
-B-ES-N-'S     Sb    BOTB'     BTJITS.
Great Variety of Household Articles.   Also,
(Late of Englasd)
Corner of Ohuroh and Colnmbla Streets,
Mr-Satisfaction guaranteed.     dwfe7to
Family Groceries
Columbia Street,       New Weslniliutcr.
Foundry i Machine Works,
. works have much pleaaure in notifying their friends and the public that they
nro now prepared to receive und promptly
execute any orders for work in tliolr line
with which they may be favored.
Mechanical Manager.
Vancouver, B.C., 8th Mny, 1888.
Conveyancer, Notary Public,
McKenzie St., SewWestmlnstcr, B.O.
Valuable Building nnd Manufacturing
Sites for Salo or Lease in llio cities of Now
Westminster nnd Vancouver,
Farms for Salo.
Money to Loan on good Real Estate Re
curity at reasonable rates,    uihaimlwto
N. ■.-Farm Produoo bought at market ratc8 or aold on commission, saV.Orders
from tha Interior promptly attended to. iiwii.w«
Dominion Lands.
Pre-emption or for rent of Mining or
Grossing Lund, or buying Farm, Mining
or any lnnd from the Dominion Government,
But pny In S03ES.X3E*  uud savo a
large discount.
Rtirlp can be obtained iu large or small
quantities from
Fruit Trees,
Ornamental Trees,
Small Fruits,
And o ARMON STOOK on hand In great
Everything llret-clius nnd furnished in
good shape.
IJ.IU Mill,,!-.
ns. Send 15 cts. for valuable 80-pnge|De-
-jriptlve Oatalogue with 6 beaiiiif-'
ored plates.  Price Lists sent free.
Port Hammond, B. O.
Con. Columbia and Chuhdii Sis.,
New Westminster, Brit. Col.
Monuments, -Headstones, Tablets, Etc.,
In Marble or Granite of Best IJnality.
N. B.—Just received—tho finest assortment, of scotch lli-itiillo-lliiniiiueiitHever
seen ln British Columbia, which will bo
sold at prices putting competition outof
the question.
dwmh2lyl ALEX. HAMILTON, Pbop.
Real Estate Brokers and
Financial Agents.
Confederation Life Aaaociation of
Hoyal ami Lancashire Fire Insurance Companies.
sevVnlunble Lots for sale In the City
and District of Westmlnater; and choice
Lots in the Cily of Vancouver.
Porsons wishing to buy or sell oity or
rural proporty should communicate with
Offlcesi Bank of B.C. building, opposite
posl otllr-e, Wostmlnster,nml Hastings St.,
Vancouver. dwnpieto
Importers nnd Dealers ln
SZ oo.
Real  Estate,
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all liusiness relating to
Real Estate.
london Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Fire Insuranco Co. of
london and Lancashire Life Assurance Co.
Canton Insuranco Oflico, Id. (Marino)
Columbia St., New West'r.
'••Government St., Victoria
And cvrrry cpt-cl-3 of Oh-nti arising;  from
disordered LlVi .,-,    I'.iJi.iTa,   UOMAOH,
T. MILBURN & SO., p'^'%onto
Mary Street, New Westminster, B.C.
London and Lancashire Fire and
Brltlah Umpire Life Insnrance
New Weatmlnster Bnlldlng Society.
Accountant's Olllcc, Diocese of N.W.
Oity Auditors, 1B86, 1HRT and 1888.
nnd other monetary transactions.
Hnvo soveral good investments on thoir
books, and all new comora will do woll to
call before doing business elsewhere


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