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 A DoCosmoj,
ritish Columbian.
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Weekly BriM Columbian,
YTcilje-Mlny Jlimnli'5. Hai-. 21). 1S3C.
Well, well, well, the loell-aieniit
efforts of the provincial government
last year, totnake the "desert blossom
as a rose" iu a certain arid tract in
the interior, by means  of artesian
wells, were not crowned with success, as nearly  evory  one  knows,
but, after an expenditure of between
one and two thousand dollars,  the
only asset to the  provinco   wns  a
"dry" hole in the ground to a depth
of about   120  feet.    And  now   a
portion of tlio provincial  press  is
spilling ink over the question at a
rate that, according to the  "calculations" of one erudite scribe, would
irrigate the thirsty soil just ubout
as cheaply as it could be done by
artesian wells.   But there is compensation  in  all  things.   If  the
journalistic gimlet is torturing  the
public pretty badly, tho government
is  getting  much  gratuitous   and
varied advice  on  the  subject  of
artesian wells generally   and   well-
boring in the  interior  of  British
Oolumbia particularly,   One  guardian of the public interests censures
the  government  for  not   having
appropriated §25,000 for the experiment in the lirst pluce and suggests
that   the experience of  last   year
shoj-^l lead to a larger appropriation
ana different  methods  this  year.
Another knight  of  the  quill  fulminates:     "If    the    government
accedes to the demands for a further
outlay on these experiments it will,
wo consider, be guilty of a wilful
waste of the publio funds."   If theso
two journalists were, by any fluke
to get iuto the houso,   it  is   plain
there would be a   "divison"  called
for on the question   of   boring   for
water in the   interior.   As   it   is,
the    government    will    probably
inquire into the merits of the oase,
technically and particularly, before
flying to either extreme advocated
by the  disinterested  and   sapient
advisers referred to.   It is not  the
business    of. tho  government,   of
courso, to undertake the cost of  reclaiming by irrigation  a large  or
small tract of land  in the   upper
country, or elsewhere in  the  province, but it is quite proper that they
should devote a reasonable amount
of the publio funds to demonstrating
the practicability, or the contrary,
of such an enterprise.    If the  experiment fails of  satisfactory  results, that is no reason, on the face
of it, why the  government  should
be censured.   In deoiding the question as to the propriety  of further
experiments, and their extent, the
government and the house  will  do
well to take tha evidence of experienced engineers and  agriculturists
before proceeding,
Children Cryfor
Now that tho Republicans have
got back into power and consider
themselves assured in that position
for all time, they are turning right
round on their assumed policy of
tho Inst year or so in matters connected with tho fisheries and commercial relations of tho United
States with Ureat Britain and Canada. The apparent untractableness
and Anglo-phobia of these consummate statesmon nnd patriots was
evidently, in the light of what has
and is transpiring, largely "put on"
with the laudable object of embarrassing the Democratic administration and preventing it from gaining the credit of carrying into effect
reasonable and sensible measures of
international comity and mutual
advantage. Following Congressman's Hitt's resolution, recently
passed in the house of representatives, affirming the readiness of thnt
body to treat with Canada on a commercial union basis, whenever Canada is prepared, the Republican
senate—prominent members of
which protested, only a few months
ago, that the United States would
make no commercial arrangements
with Canada except on the basis of
political union—have approved a
"special committee on relations with
Canada." Senator Fryo, one of the
speakers in favor of the proposition,
actually permitted himself to say
that "this country (moaning the
United States, of course,) had noj
given the attention it should to this
subject, and especially to tho lisli-
eries and their bearing on the relations between the two countries."
All these things show unmistakably
in what direction the galo is setting, lu the course of a recent interview with the Washington correspondent of the New York
Herald on the subjoct of the resolution lately passed by the house
respecting commercial union, Congressman Hitt made the following
smooth and friendly remarks : "We
have iu tho United States perhaps a
million Canadian-born people who
are excellent citizens. There is a
friendly feeling generally. Recent
discussions thore begin to awaken
discussion here on the business aspect. Littlo interest is felt in annexation. We know our country is
already very large, and there is
enough to do in assimilating the diverse elements we now have. The
enlargements of trade and hotter
business both north and south of us
everybody welcomes, beoause everybody profits. The business advantages on both sides are so evident
on examination that the more it is
discussed the stronger the movement. It is now going forward at
such a rate that in all likelihood
public opinion in Canada and in the
United States will before long be so
much in accord that they can make
new and better arrangements, and
onco the people have reached this
conclusion they will quickly find a
way of carrying it out. Commercial
union is not in hostility to England.
She has uo better customer than
the United States, aud the entrance
of Canada into our commercial
system and our business activities
would stimulato her prosperity and
purchasing power and mako her
trade in all directions more valuable. Tho five hundred millions of
English capital invested in Canada
would bo immediately enhanced in
vnluo to Englishmen. The irritating questions between our government and England havo nearly all
originated in Canada, and they have
ofton disturbed our vnst business
with Great Britain, and even endangered peace. These would bo
removed and that great trade would
enjoy assured permanent peace." A
good way to test the sincority and
singleness of purpose of the United
States in its latest advances to Canada would be for the latter country
to propose bona fide free trade relations between the two countries,
with the objectional features of commercial union altogether eliminated.
It is hardly likely that the American congress would listen to such a
proposition, but it is by long odds
the fairest, and, moreover, the only
one, as to its nature, that oan be
successfully negotiated with Canada—if Canada knows herself, and
we believe she does.
Thy to Benefit Otiikbs,—"I hail a
very bad pain in my side, of which oue
bottle of Hagyard's Yollow Oil made a
complete cure. I hope thia may be of
aomo benefit to thoae who road tt." A.
R. T. Walker, 444 High St., City.
Hagyard's Yellow Oil is a speolflo for all
inflammatory pain.
Pitcher's Castoria;
F.'C.HN lll'SpillClM'S.
Ottawa, March 12.—Anderson, tho
grent London ship builder, will be here
to-morrow. He is coining to look after
the contract for the fast steamship line
to Australia.   It's likely ho will get it.
Nuw York, March 13.—The str.
William Coleman, from Gonuiwi,
Hayti, arrivod to-day. She brings
news that the town was bombarded on
Feb. 23rd by Legitime's man-of-war
Dessalines. During the battle the
Dessalines was sunk.
Ottawa, March 13.—A subsidy of
$3,200 was yesterday aaked of the
government for the Kootenay; and
Athabasca road, running from Revol-
stoko tn Kootonny lake.
Ottawa, March 13.—On Friday Mr.
Dewdney will move an act consolidating and amending the Northwest territory aot. It will provido among
other things ballot voting.
Monvueat,, March 13.—Deteotive
Carpenter aud two constables left on
Munday for Sberbrooke, to effect the
arrest of Morrison, tho Rob Roy of
Megantic. So far nothing has been
heard of their whereabouts.
Montreal, March 13.—A sensation
was caused on the local Wall street
when it leaked out that one of the
clerks employed bv the liquidators of
the Exchange Bank had skipped to
tho United States, after committing
Hcveral irregularities, amongst others
that of ensiling a cheque for a considerable amount and appropriating the
cash. Tho creditors are indignant nud
claim that tho affairs of the bank
ahould havo long ago been wound up.
Paris, Mar. 13.-M. Pillett Weill,
director of lho B;rnk of France, has resigned becauso he disapproved tho action uf the bank in milking advances
to the Comptoir Des Compte. The
cabinet has decidod to abandon the
idea uf creating a minister of colonies,
in order lo avoid the opposition of the
London, Mar. 13.—Mr. Gladstone
is much better, ho was ablo to dine
last evening with Lady Rotschild iu
Piccadilly. Among other guests wore
Russian ambassador, the British minister to Washington, Sir Julian Paunceforte and Lady Paunceforte, Lord and
Lady Randolf Churchill and Mrs.
Gladstone. The illness of Mr. Gladstone lias beeu only a sovore cold,
which has made his voice husky.
Sir Julian Paunceforte will mako
his first journoy to Washington alone.
The date of the sailing is not yet fixed,
but it will probably be at the ond of
the present mouth. Lady Paunceforte and the family will not go out
till autumn.
Pauls, March 13.—Differences have
arisen between tho ministry and Vatican
over tho selection of candidates for the
president of Episcopal sees in France.
The Floquet government was on the
point of coming to nu agreement with
the pope on this hoad when it resigned.
London, March 13.—Upon resuming
the Parnell commission this morning
Suames, solicitor for the Times, took
the stand and testified he found the
local police at Limerick believed tho
stories of Coffee, the Limerick reporter.
The latter was then taken to Stiamea'
office, when he signed a statement promising to testify before tho commission
Witness said it was true Coffee had not
received the full sum to which he was
entitled. Witnesses usually received
from ten to sixty-three shillings a day.
Cross-examined by Biggar, Soames
aaid he scut Kirby to America to see
Sheridan, who demanded £2,000 to
come to England and testify in tho
case. Witness immediately recalled
Kirby from America. The Times case
was declared closed at 20 minutes after
three this afternoon by Attorney-
Goneral Webster. Sir Charles Russell,
Parnell's counsel, requested the commission to release William O'Brien and
Hnrrington, confined in Irish jails for
offenses under tho crimes act. James
Hannen, the presiding chief justice,
ordered the roleaso of thoao two prisoners upou condition thoy abstained from
agitation of any kind. Tho commission
adjourned until April 2nd.
Boston, March 14.—It ia rumored,
but not yet confirmed, that tho West-
inghousc Electric Co. has sold the tight
to its patent in Groat Britain for two
million dollars, and will declare a stock
Bismarck, Dak., Mar. 14.—The
opium smuggling trial closed in the
U.S. court last night. In Curran's
case the jury disagreed. Curran then
pleaded guilty to the charge of facilitating tho transportation of opium into
the U.S., but not guilty to the charge
of intentional wrong doing, and the
case against him was dismissed. Leonard, the Denver man, to whom the
opium was consigned, was sentenced to
seven months in the penitentiary. It
ia believed the action in Curran's case
means he will furnish the evidence
whioh will lead to the arrest of the entire gang of smugglers.
PiTTsnur.o, Maroh 14.—A tubular
boiler at tho West Point boiler works
of Munro & Sons, exploded today at
noon just as steam was shut off for
dinner. The explosion wns terrific
aud tho ruin was ao complete that the
fireman could not get near the boiler
house for some time. It is unknown
how the accident occurred as August
Dil'.enbaugh.tho engineer, and Michael
Connors, Chas. Allonbachor, Jacob
Rinohart,  Daniel  Olark,  and Jamei
McCarthy, tho boiler makers at- work
at the time, wero all killed. The
boiler was carried 60 feet. without a
break and knocked out all the pillars of
the building, letting the roof down entire nnd killing tho men. Six others
wero injured, but not fatally.
Auckland, New Zealand, March 14.
—A steamer has arrived here from the
Samoan islands with ad vices from Apia
to March 6. Everything was tranquil
when the steamer left. Thero had
been no change of the positions of
Mataafa and Tamasese. The former
has 6,000 men in hiB entrenched camp,
and the latter only 700. The German
authorities had withdrawn their proclamation of martial law, and abandoned the right of searching vessels for
contraband uf war. The foreign men
of war remained in the harbor of Apia
and there had been no conflict or disturbance on sea or land since the laat
advices. All wero awaiting instructions from Berlin and Washington.
Pauis, Mar. 14.—La Bourse the
oignn of the metal ring, declares the
crisis appalling, an announces that ull
copper mines have consented to stop
production for two months.
Berlin, March 14.—Horr Vohoen,
an officer of tho German East Africa
Co., who has just returned from tho
African coast, throws tho blame for
the outbreak and bloodshed at I'ugo-
myo on the consul-general and political
agent of Germany at Zanzibar. A
German mission is about to start for
Morocco to open the markets of that
country to Germany. Dr. Peters, of
the Emin relief expedition, has sailed
for Zanzibar.
London, March, 14.—The American
base ball teams played lo-day at the
crystal palaco by invitation of the
directors. All America won by a
scoro of o to 3.
Paius, March 1-i.—Tlioro is a rumor
on tlio bourse, which has caused great
commotion, that Mr. Pillet Weil, who
recently withdrew from the board of
directors pf the bank of France, because he disapproved of the advance it
mado to the Comptoir des Compte, has
resigned his seat as director of the
Comptoir des Compte and three other
directors hnve resigned with him. The
shares of Comptoir des Compte have had
a heavy drop to-day in consequence of
this report, and this tends to confirm it.
Helena, Mont., March 14.—The
most disastrous fire in the history of
the Territory occurred at 6 o'clock
this morning at Anaconda, the  lower
works of the Anaconda Smelting Oompany being entirely destroyed. The
concentration and  smash  mill  alone
wero saved. The loss is S1,CDO,000,
though manager Daly will give no
figures. The fire is thought to be the
result of a plot, as an excellent fire
patrol is constantly on duty, but when
the firo was discovered it had such a
start that nothing could be done. The
Anaconda Campany is a member of
the copper syndicate and its output is
over 8,000,000 lbs. of copper a month.
The fire reduces the output one third.
What is known us the upper works
are running full force. Upon completion of the plant destroyed to-day
the company estimated that it would
be able to turn out about 18,000,000
pounds of copper per' month.
Washington, March 14.—-The president will shortly appoint two delegates
to a commercial emigres,, which ia to
convene in this city on October 2nd of
thia year. This congress will be attended by delegates from Mexico, Central aud South America, Hayti, San
Domingo and Brazil, and will consider
the formation of an American customs
union; the establishment of regular and
frequent communications between the
ports of the several American states;
the adoption of a uniform system of
weights and measures and national
patent nnd copyright laws, and the
adoption of common silver coins. It
is expected that tho congress will adopt
a definite plan of arbitration of all
questions, disputes or differences, to
the end that they may be peaceably
settled and war prevented.
Paris, March 14.—In the senato today Sonator Myquot refused to defend
himsolf from the charges mado against
liim on account uf his connection with
tho Patriutio League. Ho said he
knew the chamber had condemned him
already, thoreforo ho would sny nuili-
ing in his defenco. The prosecution
of the league was sanctioned by a vote
of 213 to 58. In the chamber of dopu-
tios the committee appointed to confer regarding tho prosecution of tho
league, rendered a report advising the
prosecution of Deputies Lagurrea, Lai-
sant and Turquet. An excited debate
onsued. M. Paul Cassagnao defied the
chamber to prosecute General Boulanger, nnd stigmatized the government
as cowards. Tho chamber authorized
the prosecution of the deputies named
by a vote of 334 to 227. Owing to the
excitement of the debate duels are
likely to take place betweon M. M.
Arene and Provest, M. M. Buredoau
and Cassagnao nnd M. M. Pichon and
London, Mar. 15.—The market here
to-day is stagnant, waiting the outcome of Austrian and Servian affairs.
Early reports from Paris say the situation there is slightly better.
Paris, Mar. 15.—The Figaro announces the resignation of W. Pillet
Wiel, as director cf tho Bank of France
has been accepted unanimously. None
of tho other directors will withdraw
from the board.
London, March 15.—The movement
of Austrian troops towards the Servian
frontier causes uneasiness,  which ad
ded to the uncertainty about the Paris
markets paralizes business on the stock
London, March 15.— In the liouse
of criminous to-day Mr. Matthews, secretary of tho home office, in answer to
a question said he neither knew nor
sanctioned the action of Anderson, one
of tho home oflice officials, in giving to
Lecaron, the Times' witness, documents which the latter produced at
the Parnoll commission. Mr. Matthews said, howover, he considered
that Mr. Anderson acted properly in
the niatter. Sir Wm. Harcourt gave
notice he would introduce a motion
regarding Anderson on Monday, when
the vote for the police supply will be
London, March 15.—The second appearance of the American baseball
teams does but confirm the first expressions of the English. They played to
the people yeaterday including a largo
number of cricketers, amateurs and
professionals, who agree that batting
ia the weak point of baseball; the bat
is not shaped so as to make scientific
playing of the ball practicable, and
even if it were the batsmen would get
no sure advantage from their skill.
"We could soon put a team in the field
that would make a fair show against
your baseball champions," said oue distinguished cricketer, "but your men
would not have a chance against us at
cricket after years of praotice. Science
is un our side." Civilities to tho Americans are not less numerous than if
the game were better liked. The men
themselves are more admired than
ever. Mr. Irving, who never forgets
his American friends, asked them tn
tho Ljcoum where thoy saw "Macbeth"
as Macboth's guests. Their interview
with tho Prince of Wales at tho Oval
on Tuesday, I hear, gratified them.
The prince held an informal leveo for
their benefit m the committeo room of
the Surrey cricket olub, and Mr. White
presented each player to hiin by name
as they filed past. To moat of them,
the prince made some pleasant remark.
London, March 15.—Parliamentary
proceedings ugainst the printer nnd
publisher of the Times will be pushed
by Mr. Morley.
Bristol, March 15,—The American
base ball teams played here to-day.
Score, Chicago's, 10; all Americans, 3.
San Francisco, March, 15.—Vessels coming here from Northern coast
ports for the past few days have had a
very hard time bucking againat a southwest gale and head sea. The Oregon
Development Company's steamer Santa
Maria has arrived after a passage of
112 hours from Yaquina. The trip is
generally made in forty-six to forty-
eight hours.
New York, March 15.—A cyclone
heavily loaded with rain, which is falling heavily all along the south Atlantic coast, is on its way here and is expected to reach this section this evening. A much colder western storm is
nlso moving this way from the weat
and may reach here to-morrow. Uff
the coast the wind is blowing 50 miles
an hour and signals of a dangerous
storm have been ordered up from
Savannah to Massachusetts. A severe
atorm is expected from the Pacific
coast and moving eastward. Should
these storms meet nnuther blizzard may
visit this section.
Washinoton, March 15.—Sonator
Stnnford Denioa tho report from St.
Louis that he is n member of a syndicate composed of C. P. Huntington and
Messrs. Hopkins, Searles and himself,
to buy enormous tracts of lond in
lower California for railwny and other
Washinoton, March 15.— Tele
grams are pouring in upon President
Harrison asking the appointment of
Ex-Governor Watson C. Squire, of
Seattle, to be governor of Washington
Territory. Squire aeems to have by
far the strongest backing of any
candidate for governor, nnd his friends
are confident ho will receive the
appointment, lt is expected that the
oilice will be tilled next week.
Bbadino, Pa., March 15.—The six
imprisoned miners in the Black Diamond mine, near Mount Gunnel, woro
not rescued up to noon to-dny. Tho
two spoken to at 10 o'clock last night
aro probably dead, as the last one who
spoko said ho was dying. The four
imprisoned by tlio olido of rook om bo
henrd pounding un tho rock between
them nnd liberty. A full force of mon
aro at the work of rescue nnd they enn
hear the men faintly calling inside.
Theso cnlls are answered by the workers outside to keep up tho courage of
the unfortunates, although a large
mass of loose rock above the prisoners
may fall on and crush thom at any
Little Rock, Ark., March 15.—
Willis Green, Anderson Mitchell, and
Dan Jonea (colored), wore hanged at
Arcadelphia to-day tor the murder of
a negro preacher, named Arthur Horton, on May 25,1888. Tho execution
was private.
Fail Riveb, Mass., Maroh 15.—
Tho strike situation is unchanged today. Membors state the board of arbitration is in conference this morning
with the members of the weavers
committee endeavoring to bring about
a settlement of the strike. They havo
not yet secured a conference with the
board of trade. There are no crowds
on the streets and the strikers are very
quiet; mnny operatives taking advantago of the strike go to Canada or the
old oountry on a vacation.
Buffalo, March 16.—Wm. Burgess,
of Mimico, nesr Toronto, Ont., arrived
here this morning.   He haB been a big
dealer in canning supplies, in which he
mnde a corner, but failed to realize
anything. He then sold all his available goods, real estato and personal
property, nnd came to Buffalo. On
arrival he deposited 820,000 in two
banks. Detectives have been looking
for him and discovered him at Black
Ruck, a suburb of this city. News of
the arrest was sent lo Mimico and
creditors are arriving by every train.
The Buffalo chief of police says it looks
as if by to-night there will not be a
man, woman or child left in Mimico.
New Yobk, March 15.—William
'Krulisch, the youug boy indicted for
niurder in the first degree for killing »
drug clerk mimed Weschengn, pleaded
"not guilty" to-day and was remanded
for trial.
New York, March 15.—The Oregon
navigation directors to-dny declared the
regular quarterly dividend of U per
Austin, Nevada, March 15.—At
Italian Canyon, twelve miles' from
here, on Wednesday, Samuel Rundle
killed his father-in-law, George Hos-
king, and his brother-in-law, aged
fifteen, by shooting them with a shotgun. Rundle then took a horse and
rode three miles to the lower ranch.
He entered the kitchen of the house
and with a pistol shot and killed Mrs.
Hosking and then suioided. The
shooting wns the result of n quarrel on
a division of property.
Montreal, March 15.—One of the
Prince of Wales sons will accompany
Sir George Stephens president of the
Canadian Pacific, to Canada next
month. The young prince will make
an extended tour of the Dominion and.
the United States.
St. John, N. F, March 15.—The
issue of licenses to American vessel to
purchase bait will bo refused this sea-
sun because American vessels last year
violated tho conditions of the licenses-
Revenue cutters are now patrolling
the coast and every port is strictly
guarded. _,
Special to the Columbian.
Victoria, B. C, March lS.—The
body of the Indian woman "Kitty,"
drowned at Foster's Point on the 3rd
instant, by the upsetting of n canoe,
was found Monday in Foster's Bay,
and yestorday brought in by Indians.
This morning's Courier gives publicity
to a report of suspicions of foul play in
connection with the unfortunate
woman's death. It is stated tbat her
neck was broken and thnt severe cuts
appear on her face and one of her
hands. It is snid she, with several
others, were drinking heavily on the
day of the accident, the liquor having
been furnished by a white man.
The steamer Isabel, from Victoria,
bound for Comox, with a large number
of Chinese for the Union mines, ran
ashore at tho entrance of False Narrows yesterday. She succeeded in
getting off early this  morning  with
Victoria, March 14.—A man giving
his name as Charles Palmer, answering
to the description of Tnscott, the murderer of Snell, the Chicago millionaire,
was arrested at Nanaimo yesterday.
He boarded the train at Gold Stream
and arrived at Nanaimo at noon. He
jumped off the train before it reached
the station and engaged a boatman to
take him io Gabriola Island. Bain
prevented tlieir going and he then
offered a hnckman twenty dollars to
drive him out of the town. He said
he was being hunted and wished to
escape his pursuers. Three detectives
were in this city a few days ngo on tho
track of Tascott.
Langley Council.
Council met at the town hall on Saturday. March 2. Present, Coun. Houston,
Gray, Yeoman, Davey and Mutlbrd. On
motion, Coun. Houston took the chnir.
'flic minutes of previous meeting were
rend nnd confirmed. Communications:
From Corbould ft McColl, opinion on
legality of election; reoeived and filed,
from tlie provincial secretary, anent railroad bridge; received and tiled. From
Chilliwack council, to have municipal
act amended so that noo-payment of
taxes might bar all electors from voting
at imuiicipnt elections; on motion, council was of opinion that proposed change
would bo undesirable. From Matsqui,
lotters anent the formation of a farmers-
association; laid over. Petitions wore
received from Messrs. Wren and others,
nnd from Mnthcson and others: referred
to board of works.   The town hall was
Elaced in charge of T. Drnniinond, Esq.,
Unison Bay Co.'s agent, with power to
rent the samo at $5 per niglit, entertainments for religious purposes to bo free..
O. Rawlison was appointed assessor and
assessment roll bylaw was read threo
times nnd passed. Tho clerk was instructed to furnish bonds at next meeting
to tlio amount of -81,500 for duo performance of duties, The following accounts
were ordered paid: T, Gilbert, $5j H,
West, $5; and T. McKee, $21. Coun.
Houston gave notice that at next meeting he would bring in a bylaw to provide
for tho salaries. Council then adjourned
until first Saturday in April.
Financial returns of the province-o
Nova Scotia, as presented in the legis
latere, show a revenue Inst year o
$712,951, nn expenditure of §1)68,400
and a surplus of 844,551.
A Kildonan, Man., teacher was
taken to task for whipping a pupil, by
the school board, whereupon he
knocked down one of the trustees and
took to the woods. Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Mur. 20. IMS!).
(F,-om Daily Columbian, Mar. 1G.)
Tho   foot-bailors   wero   out  for   a
practice this afternoon.
The excavation for the  foundation
of the now liro hall is uonrly finished.
Ackerman Bros, are preparing to remove the old building frnm the site of
Mr. Sheriff Armstrong's new block.
Beautiful weather favored us again
to-day and the streets soon showed the
effects of the warm rays of the sun.
The contractors for tho missi-ui
bridge nro making preparations for the
immediate commencement nf thu work.
In future the whole output of the
Banff anthracite mines is to go to Snn
Francisco. No attempt, will made to
supply ihu eastern market.
An exceedingly heavy shower of
min fell last night between 6 and 7
o'clock, making the ditches and gutters
run like mill streams for a time.
Nearly 500 emigrants arrived Thursday night at Winnipeg. The train
consisted of 13 coaches, and had on
board a large number of people for the
Pacific Coast.
Mr. W. 0. Kirby announces that he
has purchased the stage lino and good
will of the business from Mr. H. T.
Thrift and will make his lirst regular
trip on Monday,   Seo adv.
The McLaren-Ross Lumber Co.
agreement of partnership has been
signed by all parties interested. The
company will have a capital of g600,
000 of which §350,000 is paid up.
Mr. J. N. Draper, the harbor master, has issued a notice forbidding all
persons from depositing dirt, rubbish
or material of any kind in the river
between high and low water marks.
The people of Chilliwack and vicinity
arc considerably agitated over the
Luck-a-Kuck slough affair, and the
decision of the court respecting it will
be awaited with considerable interest.
The steamer Dunsmuir notwithstanding tho heavy fog on the gulf,
reached port this nfternoon from
Nanaimo at the usual time. She
brought a cargo of coal and a numbor
of passengers.
To-morrow will be tho "17th of Ireland," St. Patricks Day, and tho "Dear
Little Shamrock" will bo sported by
many a loving son of- tho Green Isle
who has made his home in the far
away provinco of British Columbia.
Three excited Chinnmen had a violent conversational quarrel on Front
street this nfternoon, nnd for a time
it seemed as if they would come to
blows, A fourth party intevened and
after an exciting dispute was successful
in prevailing upon the celestials to
separate before coming to blows.
The Union mines are looking first-
class, and tests of the coal demonstrate the fact that it is superior to
even the famous Wellington. A test
made a few days ago on a steamship
indicated that 15 tons Union Colliery
coal was equal to 20 tons of Wellington coal for steam raising purposes.
Free Press.
The Nanaimo authorities are, as far
sb possible, rooting out the houses of
evil repute in that town. The unfortunate women who are thus forced to
wander forth in search of a new abode
are coming in numbers to Vancouver,
Several of them arrived yesterday.
This city, it seems, is to be made the
dumping ground for such people.—
Mr. Llewellyn, the diver, now of
this city nnd a 0. P. R. employee,
have secured a portion ot the Fraser
River near Yale nt Hill's Bar and as
soon as the river is favorable will dive
for gold that is supposed to have been accumulating in the bed of the river.
Their success will be closely watched by old miners, who if it prove
practicable, will record othor bars nnd
hnve tbem worked the same way.—
On Tuesday night the police and
customs officials were informed that a
considerable quantity  of contraband
foods hnd found their way from the
latavin to the store of a Chinese shopkeeper at Hastings. The officers accordingly made a raid ou the house
where the goods were said to be hid-
deu and found a number of boxes of
cigars and n considerable quantity of
Chineso wine. The goods woro confiscated and will share the fate whatever that may be of thoso captured in
tho storo on Dupont stroot.—News.
Criminal t'tlreleiani'sn.
This morning whilo some men were
blowing up stumps near the eastern
end of Park Lano tho forco of the explosions sent a 20-pound rock flying
through tho air nt a, terrific rate,'
and nt which it travelled for about
1000 feet and finally crushed like a
cannon-ball through tho fonco surrounding Aid. Oalbick's rosidonco ond
buried itself a foot in tho ground. As
might bo expected, tho inmates of the
huuso wero greatly frightened at the
occurrence, not knowing whou another
such missile might come crashing
through tho roof. Aid. Cnlbick dug
up tiie rock and brought it to The
Columbian office, where it can be inspected by anyone wishing to do so.
Tho men were using Judson powder, a
very powerful oxplosive, nnd must
hnvo set off an unusually heavy charge.
This sort of thing must be stopped, or
at lenst controlled hy the city authorities in such a way as to insure the lives
of the people against any such risks as
Mr. Calbick's family suffered this
morning. More than one serious accident ocourred in Vanoouver from care-
leas blasting last year, and steps
must be takon to prevent their being
repeated in Westminster.
The Bunnway Caae.
The (irent storm..
Tho violent storms which have pro-
vailed all over the continout for the
last fow days havo played havoc with
the telegraph lines, and the telegraph
companies havo had a hard time trying
to keep the widely separated central
points of the continent in touch with
each other. The lines have been up
and down at intervals, but generally
down. The storms have spent their
violence and it is expeoted by to-morrow that all will be O. K, again.
Owing to the interruption to the service our line of to-days despatches is
somewhat curtailed.
Hore Bonds Wanted.
From Thos. Ooulbock, of Chilliwack, we learn that the settlers in
the neighborhood of Agassiz are agitating for roads to connect the roads of
the settlement with the railway station.
At present everything has to be packed to the station on a man's baok and
this iB a hardship the settlers are anxious to overcome. Tho land in the
neighborhood of Agassiz is aU taken
up and tho settlement is considered one
of the finest and most growing east of
WeBtmlnster or Vancouver on the
north side of tho Fraser. A petition
to the government would probably
have the desired results, i
No  furthor developments  in  the
Hart—Gallagher affair occured  until
the arrival  of  Mr.   Gallagher  from
Whatcom at 6 o'clock  this  morning.
Mr. Moresby and the police  had  the
couple closely watched all  night  and
there was no chance of  escaping  had
they so wished, but no attempt of  the
kind was made.   Whon Gallagher arrived he immediately went to the  residence of Cnpt. Pittendrigh and swore
an  information  against  Hart  on  u
charge of nbducting bis  daughter.   A
warrant was issued and Hart  was  arrested, the hearing  being   fixed   for
11   o'clock.   Tho caso  excited   considerable interest nnd a largo audionco
was in waiting when Capt. Pittendrigh
and Mr. P. McTieman, J. P's., took
the bench.   Mr.   Eckstein   appeared
for Mr. Hart and Mr. Jenns  for  the
plantiff.   Mr. Eckstein  pomtod   out
some defects m tho information, which
was amonded at the  request  of Mr.
Jenns.   The charge against Hart- was
that he allured the  said  Nellio  Gallagher from her home and hor father's
care, she boing under age. The prisoner had a sent nt the  table  with  his
counsel nnd Mr. Jenns objected,   asking thut he be placed in the  dock  us
the offense was au indictable one.   Mr.
Eckstein contended that tho  information ahould be nmendod  to  mention
the place from where  tho  abduction
took place.   Mr. Jenns opposed and
the objection was over-ruled.   Mr.
Eckstein then asked for  an  adjournment till Mondny morning,  and  the
bail of the prisoner was fixed at §500.
The  magistrates held a conversation
with Miss Gallagher pointing  out  to
her the duty she owed to her father
and advising that she roturn forthwith
to his protection.   She positively  refused to go with her father and declared
she would die first.   The father  used
his utmost persuasions but shu still remained firm in her intentions.   During the conversation  Miss  Gallagher
volunteered the information that she
hnd requested Hart to bring  her  to
Westminster and that Mrs. Hart had
approved of her husband's action in
the matter.
Mr. Gallagher's statement, as made
to Mr. Moresby is substantially as follows: Mrs. Hart was taken sick and
Gallagher allowed Nellie to live at
Hart's house and look after the children. Mrs. Hart finally went East
for her health nnd Nellie remnined at
the house. A short time ago someone
told Gallagher that Hnrt wns keeping a
gambling house nnd ndvised him to
tnke his daughter nwny. He went
and told Nellie ahe must go home
but sho persuaded to allow her to stay
three days longer, when Mrs Hart
wns expected bnck. In the meantime
Mra. Hart returned nnd Gallagher
went for his daughter who promised
to go home the next day. Instead of
doing this, however, sho and Hart left
immediately for WestminBter This
is how tho case stnnds at present nnd
and Mr. Gallagher, as might be expected, denies the story ns given by
Hnrt yesterduy.
At best, the case iB a snd ono nnd
how tho matter will finally end is
something that cannot bo surmised
with any degree of accuracy at present.
One thing seems certain, the girl enn
not be forced to go homo against hor
Juki Uu- Tiling.
It is with pleasure we announce
that Mr. Frank J. Richards, jr., of
Victoria, and Mr. W. C. Haywood, of
Vancouver, have decided to open a
real estate exchange in Westminster.
The firm will be known as Richards,
Haywood & Co., and will do business
in the Colonial Block where fine
offices will be furnished in the store
lately occupied by Walker and Shadwell. Mr, Richards is well and favorably known in this city and Victoria.
In the latter city ho haB an office which
does the largest real estate businesa in
the capital, Mr, Haywood is a member of the firm of Haywood & Black,
Vancouver, and has had great experience in the real estate line. Both
gentlemen como with splendid business connections, and tho oity will
benefit greatly from their well known
push, tact and enterprise. Westminster requires foreign capital, and
the new firm are just the people to attract it hero. With offices in Vanoouver and Victoria, Richards, Haywood & Co. will be in a belter position
to deal with Westminster property
than any other real estate firm in the
province. The new firm will be open
for business in about 10 days.
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Mara is asking from the Dominion
government an appropriation to build
a custom house at Kootenay.
(From Daily Columbian, Mar. 18.)
The first Monday train for Montreal
loft to-dny. The servico will be dnily
in future.
The special sorvicos nt the Oddfellow's hnll last night attracted a
very large audience.
A oarload cf work-oxen arrived on
Saturday night from Chilcotin. They
aro advertised for salo by Mr. A. M.
Miss Bradley, one of the teachers in
the East End school, Vancouver, is
seriously ill. Her case is in the bands
of Drs. Bell-Irving and Johnstoti.
A carload of fine horses arrived from
tho Enst last night consigned to tho
Victoria Truck aud Dray Oo. Thoy
wero taken to tho capital to-day by the
str. Princess Louise.
Messrs Rand Bros'. London office,
known as the British Columbia Land
Agency, is established at 107 Cannon street, in the heart of the business
portion of tho groat metropolis.
St. Patrick's Day was duly honored
in this city yesterday in a quiet way, by
numbers of our Irish citizens. Shamrocks and green ribbons wero worn by
many sons and daughters of Erin.
Five hundred Ontario settlers arrived
at Winnipeg from the east at 2 o'clock
Saturday morning. One thousand
more are expected this week in three
trains, the first of which will como to
British Columbia.
The regular drawing of New Westminster Building Society took place at
tho court houae on Snturdny night and
Mr, James R. Gilley drew the lucky
number. Tbe next drawing takes
place on May Ilth.
The full rigged ship Macduff, 1200
tons register, is on her way to this
port tn load lumber at the Royal City
Mills for England. Sho will be the
largest vessel that hns entered the
Fruser river. The hnrquo Don
Adolpho will brobably arrive in port
in a few days to load lumber for
John Hepburn, the miningman who
is interested in tho McMurdo district
has returned from San Francisco,
where he had taken 50 tons of Nicola
ore for treatment. It cost him §19 a
ton, for freight charges, to lay the
ore down in Frisco ; yet. he reports
the shipment returned him n good
profit, tho 50 tons selling for §01.84.
Mr. Hepburn will be in this section as
soon as spring opens. -Truth.
Five carloads of Alberta cattlo arrived from Calgary last night, consigned to Van Volkenbuigh Bros.
The animals arrived in fine condition,
nnd not showing uny signs of having
suffered from their long journey. This
is the first consignment of Alberta
cattle to arrive on tho British Columbia
coast, and the success which has attended this shipment will probably
encourage the importers to continue
their enterprise.
A suggestion haa been thrown out,
says the World, that the churches join
together as soon as the weather becomes more settled and the spring
flowers spread their perfume, and get
up a pleasant picnic on a large scale,
in aid of the funds of some nf our local
charities which most need money. For
this purpose a small steamer could be
chnrtercd to take the picnickers to
some spot chosen for its picturesque
beauty and there all could participate
in the fun and help to ent the good
things until it was time to return.
mirrmcmsssumtABssbumm\rr"i\m\ '"im "".i '""i i
the whitecaps rolled uftor oach other
iu rapid succession. Whilo the water
was roughest and the wind highest, a
foolhardy Indiau shoved off from the
hoad of Lulu Island to make his way
up to tho Indian camp nenr the woolen
mills. His canoe was a small one, and
to the spectators from the slioro who
watched his movements with much interest, it seemed as if the reckless
Siwash would get a ducking before
land was reached. Time nnd again
the frail craft was swopt broadside to
the wind, and it seemed certain to
capsize ; but tho Indian had a strong
nrm nnd oach timo brought tho head
of the canoo round so as to meet tho
next wave fairly Several times the
mnn nnd ennoe were hidden from sight
by the waves and tho spoctators
thought they had gone down, but a
moment later the Siwash would "bob
up serenely" nnd allow bis audience to
breathe freely. After nn exciting
battle with the wind and waves, the
Siwash triumphantly made land in
safety, but drenched to the skin. A
number of small boats broke luoso
from their moorings, but woro recaptured without trouble.
Information Wanted.
The London Canadian Gazette asks:
By tho way, why do not tho British
Columbia authorities give somewhat
better nnd fuller information in pamphlet form to British intending emigrants?
There are fen pnrts of the Dominion
more inquired nfter in the United
Kingdom; nnd now thnt the fruit-growing, fishery nnd mineral resources of
the province are being brought tn the
front, the opportunities for British
capitalists—small and large— are excellent, if they only knew it.
The Abduction Case.
At tho police court this morning a
large number of curious people gathered to watch the outcome of the caae
against W. M. Hart of Whatcom,
charged with tho abduction of Nellie
Gallagher. When order was called in
stcnturian tones by Constnble Smith,
thu counsel for the defence, Mr. Eckstein, announced himself ready to proceed with the case. The counsel for
the prosecution failed to make appearance, and Mr. Eckstein aaked that the
case be dismissed, which was accordingly done and the disappointed nudionce
quickly left tho room. Last evening
Mrs. Hnrt, wife of the defendant, and
Mr. Wisenburgor, an attorney, arrived
from Whatcom and were prepared to
give evidence in the case. Mrs. Hart
was prepared to swear that Hart
brought Nellie to Westminster at her
(Mrs. Hart's) request, and on the advice of the attorney that such
action was not an illegal proceediug.
The attorney was present to verify the
latter statement and explain the law,
if necessary. The reason for the withdrawal of the prosecution from the
case waa that there no legal grounds to
make a stand on. It is probable more
of this matter will be heard from when
the interested parties return to Whatcom.
 . «. .	
ABU Blow.
The storm whioh prevailed for a
couple of hours yesterday afternoon
was the worst that has visited Westminster for nearly a year. The wind
blew fiercely and the rain fell in torrents, most effectually washing the
streets and cleaning out the ditches.
No damngo of any kind resulted from
the storm, and, on the whole, it did
much good. For a time the surface
of the river was rather lumpy and
An Outside Oplulun.
Tho New Westminster paper is agitating for tho  drnppuig  of  the  prefix
"New," in the title of  the  city,   but
the council has hitherto  objected  on
the ground that iho namo wns bestowed by tier majesty.   Tlio name certainly is cumbrous, und therefore in  popular usage amongst British Columbians
will soon be curtailed, aB other names
in frequent use are shortened.   Exactly what that law is, nr  at least  wbat
the reasons are why long  names  nre
not   abbreviated,  cannot be  stated
briefly. We have rotaiued Nottawasagn
and Nassageweya in popular  speech,
perhaps  because  these  mimes  have
abuut them  romantic  suggestions  of
the wigwam, or becauso ihey flow out
smoothly and grandly,   or perhaps because the peoplo who live around   the
beautiful townships so designated have
plenty nf  lime.   But  un   the  other
hand thut mouthful spilling over, Peno-
tanguisheuo—equally  euphonious and
pleasingly suggestive, has been  short-
eued  into  Penetnng.   Possibly   the
shortwindedness caused  by   the   emphasis on the "tang" rtiado the remaining syllables needlessly laborious. The
name of New   Westminstor   cannot
plead easy pronunciation for its intention.   The breath labors  through it
like a wagon over a   half-floating   cor-
duury    ruad,   or a  Red  river  cart
through a muskeg.    Our agitated contemporary on the Pacitic may rest  assured that in its immediate viciuity|nat-
ural law will get rid of the first syllable.
We in the Enst who do not pronounce
it so ofton won't drop  it without  an
act of parliament,  but   in  writing   it
will employ n typewriter at threo dollars n week rather than adopt the New
West, or New West'r  whioh offends
our contemporary's correot taste.—
Toronto Empire.
A {-radically Unanimous Expression on
Saturday Night   Against lhe
Obnoxious BUI.
Burnaby lako Must be Kept for Ihe
Public Use and Enjoyment.—An
Orderly Meeting.
A goodly number of representative
citizens assembled at the Hyack Hall
on Saturdny uight to consider the ad-
visibility of protesting against the
passage of the private bill now before
the local legislature to incorporate the
Burnaby Lake Improvement Company,
with powor to drain Burnaby Lake,
etc. Shortly after 8 o'clock Acting
Mayor Curtis called the meeting to
order, rend the requisition and the
mayor's authority calling tho meeting
and declared the meeting open.
On motion, Acting Mayor Curtis
was confirmed iu the chair, and Ool.
McGregor appointed secretary.
Mr. T. O. Higginson suggested that
the chairman should give his views on
the matter.
Mr, Curtis—"I prefer as acting
mnyor not to take tho initiative, It
is a matter for the citizens. The council will deal with it later on probably.
Mr. J. C. Armstrong took the floor
and snid he believed a resolution would
be laid before the meeting. As he
understood tho Burnaby Lake Inipro-
ment schemo, it was intended to drain
the lake out of existence. Instead of
the Burnaby Lake Improvement Co.,
it should be callod the Burnaby Lake
Destruction Oompany. (Applause
and laughter.) Tho company had not
complied with the regulations in the
first place with respect to advertising
lliolr application in the local papers,
and the bill had boen got into the
house by a suspension of the rules. If
tho lake was fixed up properly it would
be invaluable as a pleasure resort in
summer and winter. If this company
got hold of it, the only benefit to the
city wuuld be a few Chinese vegetable
gardens. Whon this town was laid
out thirty years ago by Col. Moody, a
boulevard was planned all round the
lake, und an avenue laid out from this
city. It was intended to be the great
pleasure resort for tho city, and that
is what it should be made, instead of a
Chinese cabbage garden, If we wore
starving for vegetables it would be a
different thing, and even then there
was lots of land to be reclaimed without destroying Burnaby Lake. He
had heard of all sorts of steals, but
never before heard of an attempt in
British Columbia to steal a lake.
(Laughter and applause.)
Mr. Jas. Cunningham said he had
signed the requisition because he considered this was a very important mat-
tor. There was suoh a thing as taking
a step in the right direction; he believed the proposition to drain Burnaby
Lake was most emphatically a step in
the wrong direction. He was not a
property owner at Burnaby Lake, but
he was a citizen of New Westminster,
igysr.'.-ff?^i-ri.TT.., —anu i BsmtmKmuuttmtuan
and as such protested against tho bill.
Ho belioved that tho lako was the
natural pleasure resort for tho peoplo
of this city and that it should not bo
interfered with. (Applause.) Ho believed thoro were plonty of places
where the promoters of tho schemo
could exercise their privilego of reclaiming land. It was n well-known
fact that whon such bills wore brought
into the house boiiio corresponding
benefit must bo shown; but tho injury
would be groat nnd public and tho
benefit merely private. As a citizen
of Westminster hu simply stood thero
and protested ngninst this thing; it
was, ho thought, a high-handed proceeding. A person must keep his
eyes and ears open these time3 to soo
that the city's interest wero not sacrificed. Someone hnd Baid thnt the
city ahould employ n corps nf defectives to look after nur interests
(laughter), and he boliovod it was almost necessary. He would . move the
following resolution, which ho heartily
Moved by J. Cunningham, seconded
by J. G. Jaques, Whereas James A.
Laidlaw, Temple F. Sinclair nnd Thomas
J. Trapp have petitioned the logislnturc
of tho province of Britisli Columbia for
nn act to empower thein to drain Burnaby
Lako and the small lako connected therewith and to open, deepen, alter, and
chango the courso of tho Brunette river;
And whereas the object of tho said
work is for tho private benofit of the
petitioners and not for tho advantago of
the owners of the lands adjoining said
lakes, nor to the interest of the public at
large, but on the contrary tho granting
of the prayer of said petitioners would be
a great detriment to tho residents of the
city and district of NewWestminster and
alBO of the city of Vancouver
And whereas tho said lakes nro the
only bodies of fresh water of any extent,
lying to tho south of Burrard Inlet and
to the west of Pitt River in this district,
the larger of snid lakes being a fine shoot
of water, over two miles in length mid
about one-half milo in width, and will in
the near future beeume a valuable nnd
attractive pleasure resort in all seasons of
the year. Already in the winter it is the
favorite place for skating and other winter amusements, and, owing to its being
the resort of both large and small game,
affords considerable entertainment for
the sportsman. And, moreover, a
scheme is on foot for stocking theso lakes
with suitable fish from the custom provinces, and further, as soon us tlio necessary roads aro opened to them it is the
intention to start n boating club there, ns
the waters of tho Fraser are too rapid
and cold for the enjoyment of aquatic
And whereas in otlier places not possessing such suitable natural pleasure resorts, large sums of money are spent in
creating artificial ones;
And whereas with respect to deepening the Bruuetto Rivor as mentioned in
Biiid petition, nnd which would bc required to carry out said scheme as proposed,
it is certain that deepening and changing
of aaid river would entirely destroy vain-
nblo wnter privileges.
Therefore be it Resolved by the
citizens of New Westminster, in public
meeting assembled, that the prayer of
the said petition should not be granted,
nor tho public nnd private citizens
respectively interested be deprived of
valuable and inalienable rights and
And be it further Resolved that a copy
of this resolution be sent to the legislative assembly through the proper channel.
Continuing, Mr. Cunningham snid
that instead of doing nwny with 1'itr-
nnby Lnke, wo wanted more lakes; he
wished thorp were throe or four more
between this city nnd Vancouver.
Mr. J. G. Jaques seconded the reen-
lution and said he was a property
holder and had already signed n protest, wliich hnd heen sont down to tho
house. Ho thought tho draining of
Burnaby Lake wuuld not only bo a
great drawback to the property holders
in the vicinity, but a groat drawback to the community as well,
and that everything possiblo
should be done tn prevent the passage
of the bill.
Mr. T. J. Trapp (uno uf tlio pru-
moters of the Burnaby Lake Improvement scheme) took tho lloor and snid
he would have much pleasure in telling
the meeting what ho knew ubout the
Improvement Company. He bad
been requested last fall, by a friend,
to tako atrip through the neighborhood of Burnaby Lnke. Ho had an
idea thnt the lake could be reclaimed,
and expected to pay the ordinary §2.50
per aoro to the government for the
land. After taking tho trip, which
was a very difficult one, he (the speak-
or) had nn idon thnt the job of re-
claiming could bo dono tirst-rnto. He
hnd been usked if he would allow his
name to be used as one of the promoters, and hnd consented, becnuse
he considered that tho scheme would
be a benefit to Westminster. From
aomo of the remarks that had fallen at
the meeting it would appear thnt the
promoters of the schemo wore nothing
more nnr loan tlinn highway robbers.
He belioved thut the scnemo would
enhance the value of proporty. Ab to
a pleasure resort, what was Burnaby
Lake to-day? (Mr. Lord—"A fino
sheet of water.") lies, but you reach
the lake through about half a milo of
cranberry swamp at one place. The
land about tho lake was black muck,
and in California that kind of lnnd was
Belling for from §200 to §500 per acre.
As far as the lake being a pleasure resort at present, he claimed that it was
no Buch thing, and proceeded to point
out, at considerable length, owing to
the nature of the soil and other circumstances, what he considered its un-
suitableness for a pleasure resort. The
intention, Mr. Trapp stated, was not
to drain the lake all away, but merely
to lower the water four or five feet,
whieh would reclaim a good deal of
land, enhance the valuo of property
near the lake, and still leave a lake of
2*; miles long. At present the lake
measured 4 miles. Mr. Trapp insinuated that the oppoaers of the scheme
were actuated by jealousy, and stated
that as his interests were all in this
city be would be tho last one to go into anything that would injure the
oity's interests,
Mr. Jaques called the attention of
mark," and also pointed out that nothing was said in the bill about paying I
§2.50 per aero for the reclaimed land. |
Mr. Trnpp replied that tho high I
wator mark would bo defined by com- i
potent authority, and (jocosely) that'
if there was nothing in the bill about I
paying §2.50 per acre it was all the '
better for the promoters of tho scheme j
—thoy would liavo a cultas potlatch. '
(Laughter.) ]
Mr. James Kennedy was called, and '
said that thirty years ago, in company J
with Rov. Mr. Whito (father  of  the
present Methodist minister  here) nnd j
Dr. Evans, ho had ascended  the Bru-,
netto River  to  Burnaby Lako  in  a
canoo, by packing tlm canoo  part of I
the way.   Rev. Mr.   Whito  ho  had 1
always considered  a very  far-seeing™
man, and he had  predicted on  that jj
occasion that some day Burnaby Lake I
would bo the future  resort for  the |
future  great  city  of    Westminster. [
(Applause.)   Tho speaker agreed with!
a great deal of what Mr.   Trapp had |
said, in bo fnr as the surrounding prop-1
erty boing benefitted by the  lowering
of the lake, and  also that  the lake
might not suffer ns a pleasure  resortf
from the oporatiou, but he mUBt Btrong-
ly object against any private company
getting hold of  the  lake.   The  lake
should be kopt in  the hands  of the
government until the time arrived for
improving it tor a public resort. These
improvements could be made' by  the
city, nnd the city should mnke  nppli-
caiiontotho government to obtain
control uf the hike for  this  purpose.
(Applause.) '
Tho resolution as nbovo, wns then
put aud carried, with but one dissenting voice, an  amendment to the contrary intent, by   Mr.  Trapp,  havingl
failed to get. n seconder.
Moved by J. C. Armstrong, seconded
by Thos. Ovens, Thnt a copy of the fore-f
going resolution bo sent to Now West-J
minster city council and also to Vancou-1
vor city council, asking them to co-operate 1
with this meeting in protesting against!
the passing of the Burnaby Lake Im-"
pi'ovcmont Co.'s bill.   Carried.
Movod by James Cunningham, seoond-L
ed by J. C. Armstrong, That a tolegraml
bo sent to the Hou. John Robson, re-1
questing him to hold the Burnaby Lake!
bill over nwniting n resolution from this
city.   Carried.
Moved by H, V. Edmonds, seconded
by Aid. Calbick, that a copy of the main
resolution bo forwarded to the city nnd
district members.   Carried.
Tho meeting then adjourned.
Woather Notes,
Tho barometer on the 10th began to
fall rapidly, and on the 12th road as
low as 20.24. Ou tho 13th, it fell to'
20.10 with a slight rising tendency,
but on the Uth it fell to 29.13 at 0
p.m. It ruse tu 29.30 ou tho morning
of the 15th, but fell to 29.20 at 9 p.m.
During all this time the weather wns*
calm with rain offered, but on the 17th
the bnromoter hnving risen to 29.33 at'
4 p.m., a heavy squnll of wind nnd rnin
sot in wliich lnated 20 minutes, with
wind 25 miles an hour, sending the
thermometer down from 50° to 44°. It
then becamo dead calm with sunshine
and cloud. After sunshine on the 18th
strong S.E. winds with ruin until 11
a.m., then calm; barometer reading
20.07 and rising.
A. Peele, Capt'n.
Mr. Trapp to a clause in the bill and
asked what was meant by "high water
lllll acres, within bait a mile of thlsT
city. The tenant can have 11 good mtleh 1
cows unit a louse tf required.
Apply to       CHAS. McDONOUGH,
dwinlritc Front St., Westminster.
JOHN 5. COX, Prop.
IilgHt Urahtuiii,
Partridge Cochhlui,
.Plymouth Rocki,
AV l»lte face Bl'k Spanish
White Crested, Black and Golden
Houdanst     Sllver-iienollled   Ham*
Black, Red and Pitt Games*
Toulouse Geese,     Rouen Dnoks*
My Ynrds are open for Inspection.
New WestminBter nnd vicinity thaV,
they hnve on hunil for spring planting.
Choice Fruit Trees
Also, u Large Stock of
Small Fruits, Plants, Slirubs.&c
Alt mall orders will receive prompt at-I
lent ion.  Addiess,
Cor. Columbia St, A Royal Ave,,
dwfeioml New Westminster.B. C.
To Milt III
Tenders for Steam Service;
the office of the undersigned up ti
4 p.m. on the 33rd day or Much for t
steamboat sorvice between the oity of N e*
Westminster and the settlements 01
North Arm of Fraser river, Service to b
icrformed by a steamer suitable for thi
pel . _	
traffic, and having proper accom modatlo-1
for passengers and freight, and capable ti
making at toast 7 mites per hour; trips t<
begin at or near the mouth of tho rive
ter passengers and freight, and capable ti
klngatle—**■--"-      -1*- -*•    -
 jlnnt orr.    _„ _.._ 	
from the north and south side of Se
Islnnd alternately, returning the sam
day, and allowing passengers to remain 1.
the city at least three hours; service to b
dally, except Sundays and such times al
navigation may be obstructed, and e
continue for one year. Further particular
on application to the undersigned.
The lowest or any tender not necessartl
accepted. i
By Order. D. ROBSON,
City Clerk's Office, Oily Clerk,
Weatmlnster, Feb. 26,1689. fe27dw3i (British Columbian
iy Slornliijl, mar. lie, IHSII.
i Sunken ut Sonic or llie Illy
'nclunrlcs Yesterday.
lay's Daily.]
uj Trinity churoh last ove-
Ifrmon was preached by the
poods, who announced that
Vj4 preaching n series of ser.
io apostles, beginning with
';|.io preacher took  for his
i(3th chapter, 70th and 71st
| jJeBUS answered them. Have
'in you twelvo, and  ono  of
jjjvil.    He  spnke  of  Judas
l|e Bon of Simon ; for he  it
[•Vould betray Him, being ono
jilve."   When  wo consider
ll or of Judns we Bhould nsk
Row we would aot under
WmBtnnceB.    We, no doubt,
in ono of the worst  sooun-
itory, nnd think that undor
t'cumstancos we  would du
ir.   But before coming  to
sion lot ua  remember  the
frying :    "Look   nt  home
das was a bad oharactor, but
'ten have redeeming points,
fl, for tho biblo tells us  so.
was said :   "Bettor he had
born'"     What n  lesson
be for us?   We  aro  not
it that tho  samo  may  be
1,'dng us.     Look  at Judas'
i—it was  glorious,   for  ho
great deal to become a dis-
irist.   He embraced a  life
ii and chastity.     He  must
ood points then and it is  a
wo would do so well.   He
1 to follow  Christ; and in
!riband there wns nothing to
i. inducement of enrthly gain
(Ut to him. But nfter n
sumo necessary to have a
Judas was given the office
Che tempter camo with great
Lb treasurer he was nlwayi
bsetting sin—covetousnesa
I a thief and ho might have
Ksuse.   At tho Last Supper
fined, but tho sin had gut the
lim. Tho dovil bad lod hiin
,(udas wos powerless to do
lius in Judns ense were our
|),'ds not true '( How many
lid he have ? Did ho not
i Bay no mnn could servo two
but he tried to do so.  Judns
!1 Josus, and perhaps wo, too,
is; do we lovo Him  now'
warning to those who como
holy communion.   We must
.reful that we are worthy to
Let  those  communicants
^ing from tbe end of  Judas,
I warning to all.   How mnny
£us just because it suits them
SPeoplo ought to attend thoir
agularly.    Religious excite-
i no good unless the  results
l/nent.   Many come to church
ly and  take the  holy com-
lout whou Mondny comes it is
T.nnil their lives are no bottor
|o week than it  was before.
Khen  endeavor  to  find  our
Riling beforo it is too late and
[ireome it.     if   Wo  do  not
lir eina they  will eventually
111 nnd lend us to misery.   Tho
given us His commandments
lre aro continually breaking
!l separating ourselves from
at us cense to do evil and if
tray our God He will forgive
nre penitent. Then it will
aid of ub : better we. hnd
m horn, but "Behold thoy
i good,"
Methodist ohurch Inst even-
J. H. White prenched upon
'.y," from Mntt. 6 o. 34 v.—
ly unto you, swear not nt nil"
tke substantially as follows:
ling any subject it is woll to
id what we are talking about,
is making light of holy
pheniy is speaking ovil
|id Ingersoll was a noted ox-
' the blasphemer. Swearing
J God or some spirit to witness
■ of our statements. Cursing
Ten God or somo superior
|8o injury to some enemy,
J are not nblo to inflict nur-
Il'ho Itov. gentlemen gave
lins of tho common terms used
I;, and said that swearing and
tad been common in all ages,
JPby higher powers had been
tin nniMn the Jows and nil
lyiico that timo. m,;„ ..,«y uo
|'cr somo circumstances, hut
■tins wo have Christ's command
l.ot at all." Yet Jesus before
■rial was accorded tlie oath,
[were called into court and
book  nnd   requested   to
|,the ordiunry formuln I would
11 would not swonr or invoke
iiitness upon my own respnn-
|nd the sooner OhriBtains get
Jiabitof speaking the truth
sake the better. Now
I aro taken to tho custom
id the oath administered that
lorreot, and while tbey are filled
■so required to take the oath
".' bo wrong.   In  the police
)'itness iu a drunk or chicken
jase, no matter what his posi-
,iow good his chnractor, is
(and this judicial swoaring
Jat the opposite to what is in-
|nd I believo that if disregard
1th waa answered with the
Hshment as perjury under tho
Iston, it would  answer  the
I for which judicial swearing
bd. Now tho swoaring in of
lent of the United States,
'general, lieutenant-governor,
j, may be right, as the forms
ko God's blessing; but thu
rasing, the nwful execrations
he English, Irish mid Scotch
t onch othor in times past, is
to contemplate. Think of
sin of Job when ho cursed
tiiion ho was born, that it bo
to darkness and taken from
tho calendar, To-day tho cursing is
not necessary, but it is in general use,
and there are some circles whero if
you do not swear you aro lookod upon
with distrust, nnk overy day the Creator of the universe ia called upon in
common talk upon our Btreets, and it
is terrible to think how far this habit
will roach in its growth. When I wns
in Victoria there was a man, who finding his seat in church occupied, turned and cursed the usher, and he should
havo beon sent to the penitentiary for
the crime; in England it is a misde-
iiieuicnnor to curse in a house of worship. But not only men, but womon,
swear, and thoy hnvo their little lady
liko oath " by goodness" or "by gracious" whatever thut may mean; and
the habit will grow into worse expressions. Boys also swear; the othor dny
I heard u boy about seven years of age
upon a horso tin Front stroet throw
ing out awful oaths, and you fathers
nnd mothers would be shocked if you
hoard the expressions used in the piny
ground at school; and frotn my study
window I have heard boys swearing
like ti'onpors. lt is a common practice
that cannot he defended, and you who
swear know it is wrong. Consider
what the habit indicates; those men
that swear declaro their beliof in the
existence of Gud. Some say the
churoh is losing its influence and that
the interest in the bible ia going back;
but, swearor, your swearing indicates
that you beliove in tho existence of
God, nnd thnt he hears your oath,
whothor of confirmation or enmity, and
that he has the power to punish, and
while many using these expressions
say they don't believo in the existence
of God, yot I am Buro of the contrary.
Then it implies tho existance of the
soul, tho immortal nature, thnt is going
to survive the body nnd rejoin it in
the resurrection, nnd livo tn undergo
punishment in eternity; nnd when you
men damn your own, or somebody
else's soul, da you stop to think that
there is a place where the soul of the
unrepentant Binnor will bo Buffering
for ever: it is so and it is implied
under your curses. Then your oaths
imply that the body can be cursed as
well ns tho soul, nnd in cursing the
eyes nnd hand and heart you moan
something worse than the simplo cursing, and in cursing the eyes condemn
thom for over, throughout oternity, to
look upon, and the hands to commit,
horrible crimes. Oh, I wish you
would think of this nnd thnt it would
induce you to stop swearing. Then
some results are formed in the deadening of the finer sensibilities of the
soul. The gentleman nnd the lndy
cannot be found in the person of
swearers; itis the lowest depth of
vulgnrity, und docs the presence of a
lady or minister make the sin of swearing any worso ? It is related that an
officer in the proseuce of General Grant
and somo others, wished to tell a story
nnd nskod if there were any ladies
present, whon General Grant suid
"No, but thero somo gentlemen present," and the oflicer did not tell his
'story. Then it destroys the moral
faculties nnd does nway with reverenco
for God nnd the truith, and I would
hnvo doubts about a man that swears
to'impress the truth of bis stntnient, and
moreover, the sin of cursing is not
found alone, but often goes with the
liar, thiof, adulterer, and murderer,
and it makes an awful difference to n
man that wants to como to the cross of
Christ. It has deadoned his reverence
for God, and if he docs repent the
habit, in moments of impulse, rises
and Bcourges tho soul, and at death
even, mny bo a torment to him. Then
the end ia death ; there is uo excuse,
What has God or Christ done thnt you
should tnke Their nnmo in vnin ? I
entreat you, in God's namo, to quit
the habit, and nsk forgivenesas, nnd be
sure of this, thnt if you continue the
practice through life, it will crush
your soul at last. Take the advice
that Christ gives, "Swear not at all,"
and in conclusion the rev. gentleman
pleaded earnestly for a discontinuance
of the practice, concluding one of his
most earnest and practical efforts made
in the ohuroh.
The choir rendered the anthem
"God is tho refuge of his people" with
marked earnestness, the time beiug
woll kept and tho various parts ably
Victouia, March 12,—The speaker
took the chair at 2:75 p.m. Prayers
by Rov. Mr. Starr.
A petition of W. A. Robinson nnd
others asking for protection to tho
blacksmiths und cnrriiige-niakers of the
p««»l'w urns react by tho clerk. Mr.
Beaven, in the absoncu of tho member
for Cariboo moved thut tho petition be
received and printed, wliich wns curried.
Tlio spenkor ruled that the petition
by William Wilson re the Mammoth
mineral claim wus nut of order, ns
thero wero a number of printed documents attached. Tho petition of Alexander Cameron and other residents of
Westminster district wus nlso ruled
out of order, na it asked for a rond.
Mr. Grnnt presented Iho majority
and minority roports from the select
committeo appointed to examine into
the government measures connected
with the development of the quartz
mining industry in B.C., with tho evidonco attached.
The majority report, signed by
MesBrs. Higgins, Mason nnd Baker,
endorsed the action of the govornment
ns well as boing in accordance with the
expressed wishes of u majority of tho
residents of Cariboo. Tha minority
roport, signed by Messrs, Grant nnd
Benven, condemned certain acts of the
govornment. Both roports wero received nnd ordered to bo printed.
Mr. Bole naked leavo to introduce
nn act to amend tho county court net.
Leave was granted and tho bill was
read a first timo, the second reading
boing fixed for Wednesday.
Mr. Allan moved, seconded by Mr.
Tolmie, that a select committeo be appointed to enquire into the condition
and working of the Victoria jail, with
power to call for persons and papers
and roport to the house, the snid committeo to bo composed of Messrs. Ladnor, Duck, Semlin, Anderson and the
mover.   Tlio resolution wns carried.
Mr. Semlin moved, seconded by Mr.
Martin that an address be presented
to his honor the lieutenant-governor,
asking bis honor to brine to the attention of the Dominion government the
necessity of providing woekly mail
facilities for that part uf Britiah Columbia from Okunagan to Oaoyooa and
Rook Oreek. The resolution was carried unanimously.
Mr. Orr movod that a select committeo bo appointed for the purpose of
enquiring into the manner of letting
contracts for bridges and other publio
works, the snid committee to consist of
Messrs. Semlin, Mnrtin, Allen, Mason
nnd the mover, with power to call persons aud for books, papers, tenders,
plans, specifications, etc., and report
to the house.
After some disoussion as to tho necessity of a committee being appointed,
the chief commissioner of lands and
works said he had no objection to the
resolution, which was accordingly
Mr. Beaven asked the chief commissioner of lands and works what was
tho largest ncrengu in any one crown
grant issued to un individual or corporation for land purchased undor section
20 (sale of unsurveyed land) or section
59 (sale of pastornl lands), since 18th
February, 1884 ? The answer wns to
the first part, 892 acres under section
30; to tho second, 247 acres under section 69.
Mr. Humphreys asked the attorney-
general what amount of money the
government had expended in its efforts
to obtain the $250,000 from the Canadian Pacifio Railway Company to date,
and if tho government intended to
pursue the company any furthor 1 The
reply given was that the sum of §150
had been paid to the solicitor of lho
provinco on account of costs, and that
the estimates of the wholo liability of
the province for coats on both sides
places them at $500, inolusive of the
$150 mentioned. It is not the intention of the government to further proceed with the action.
The second reading of the bill to incorporate the National Electrio Trnm
wny Compnny wns laid over till Wednesday.
Mr. Bole moved tho second rending
of the New Westminster Southern
Railway bill. The bill was read n
second time nnd is to be'committed on
Mr. Nason moved the socond rending of the minerals bill. After a do-
bate on the provisions of the bill, on
the motion of Mr. Humphreys tho
debate wns ndjourned in order to give
the attorney-general nn opportunity of
exnmining the bill.
Mr. Tolmie movod the second reading of the bill to nmond the giimo protection bill, which was introduced for
the better protection .of .phensants and
door. The bill was read a second time
and Committed, with Mr. Nason in the
chair. The committee rose, reported
progress and asked leave to sit again.
Tho Hon. John Robson moved the
Becond rending of thu Vancouver street
railway bill. Mr. Dpnyeij, claimed tlint
Mr.''Robson, as a 'minister,,of the
crown, had no right to present the bill.
Hon. Robert Dunsmuir said it would
be n strange thing if n minister of the
crown was thereby deprived of acting
iu the interests of his constituents.
Mr. Beaven contended that nil parliamentary authorities agreed that it
was unwiBO of a minister of tho crown
to interfere with private bills.
Hon. Mr. Robson acknowledged the
force of the leader of the opposition's
remarks and requested the hon. member for Westminster city to take chnrgo
nf the bill.
Mr. Bole consented and movod the
second reading of the bill. 'Iho bill
wns read a second time und will be
committed on Wednesday.
The house wont into committoe on
the municipalities bill, Mr. Semlin in
tho chair. At G o'clock the committee
rose, reported progress nnd asked leave
to ait ngnin.
Hon. Robert Dunsmuir suggested
thnt night sessions should bo held on
Wcdnosdny nnd Friday nights.
Mr. Orr Baid that night sessions
mado the work hard for those who had
committee work to do. Mr. Grnnt endorsed Mr. Orr's remarks. The provincial secretary was not in favor of
tlio night, sessions commencing until
next week. The house thon adjourned until Wednesday ut noon.
Mr. Higgins will movo "that iu iho
opinion of this house ii ii desirable for
tho government to tuke steps during
tho recess that will ensure the extension of tho Eaquimnlt und Nnnnimo
Railway from Comox to somo convenient point on the northern pnrt of Vnucouver Island."
Mr. Ladner will move that an order
of the house bn granted for a roturn
of all the correspondence not already
printed and laid boforo the house con-
corning tho provincial secretary's mis- j
sion to Ottawa.
Mr. T. Duvio will move that iu the
opinion nf tho house, legislation should
bo nt once introduced und carried into
effect, authorising tho lieut.-govornor
iu council to unite the districts of the
county court of Now Westminster nnd
county court, of Cariboo for judicnl
purposes, ill ordor thnt his Honor Eli
Morrison, Jr., the present judge of tho
county court of Cnriboo may have nnd
receivo jurisdiction in the county
court of Westminster.
Mr. T. Davio will nsk leavo to introduce an act entitled an "Act to
amend tho County Courts Aot."
Mr. Fry will move thnt a select
committeo be appointed with power to
call for persons, papers, maps, etc., relating to the west hnlf of section 11,
rango 2, Cowichan district clnimod by
tho Indians as forming a pnrt of the
liidinn, reservo at Cowichan; the committoe to consist of Measi's. T. Davie,
Martin, Bole, Croft aud the mover.
Victouia, March 13.—The spenker
took the chnir nt 2:20 p.m.   Prayers The Ontario government has granted
woro rend by Rev.'Mr. Starr. $3,000 per mile to the Ontario & Rainy
The common standing orders and River and Nippissing & James'  Bay
private bill* committee reported the Railways.
bill lo incorporate the Victoria Lumber
& Manufacturing Compnny as complete
with an anicndmont. The report was
The financo minister presented a return of all tho assessments called for
by the houso. Ho also presented the
public accounts up to 31st December,
1888. On motion the latter was referred to tho public accounts committee.
Mr. Grant presented a petition from
a number of the druggists of Victoria
with respect to tho bill uow beforo the
house regarding poison bottles.
Mr. Grant, on a question of privilege, snid thnt the public accounts'
committee had not yet been called together, and consequently had us yet
been unable to examine any accounts.
It has been the practico in tho past for
them to examine the accounts up to
date. The Finance minister would
soon be coming down with his budget
speech, and it would be well if the
committoe could thon be able to pronounce that all accounts wero correct.
Ho was sure thnt thoy would be found
Mr. Bole movod tho second reading
of the "Condition Snles Bill." He
was proceeding to explain the necessity tor and the condition of the bill
when, Mr. Allen enquired: "Where iB
the bill?"
Mr. Bole-had given duo notico nnd
expected that tho bill would be printed
and distributed. Ho did not wish to
havo it left over for another week but
as the houso had not nn opportunity
of examining the bill he wnB willing to
allow it to stand over ill Thursday.
The bill accordingly stood over.
Mr. Anderson in moving the second
reading of the bill to incorporate the
National Electrio Tramway Company
dwelt upon the great benefit to the
public of city and district which was
certain to accrue from the introduction
of nn electric tramway. Ho proceeded to read an extract from tlio Electric
World doscriptive of an electric tramway operated by the Vanderpole system in St. Catharines, Out. As tho
railwny was successful and useful in
St. Catharines it might reasonably be
expected thnt it would work with
equal satisfaction in Victoria, where
tho greatest difficulties of heavy snow
and ice would not bo met with. He
movod tho socond reading of the
bill to incorporate the Electric Tramway Compnny.
The bill was read a socond time nnd
committed for next Bitting of tho
The house went into committee
upon tho New Westminster Short Line
Railway bill, with Mr. Croft in the
chair. The committee rose at 4:30
p. in., and reported progress, and naked leave to set again nt tho next Bitting
of the house.
The house again went, into commit-
too upon tho Westminster Southern
Railway bill, Mr. Fry in tho chair.
Tho committee roso nnd reported the
bill complete as iitnendoil, the report
received to be considered nt the next
sitting of the liouse.
Mr. Humphreys stated that the adjournment of tlio debate on the second
reading of the mineral act was taken
so that the attorney-general might see
if the bill could not be made wider in
its scope so as to benefit othors besides
the miners.
The attorney-general thought it
would ba well to accent tho bill ob it
stood. Ho was not nt present prepared to submit any amendment.
Mr. Mason was of tlio opinion thnt
the bill would not work well in isolated districts if it wero made general in its application, He knew it
was badly needed in Cariboo- He advised thnt the bill be referred to the
select Btnnding committoe on Mines.
Mr. Grnnt ndvised that the gold
commiBioner in tho aottlement of an
intestates estato soloot two other responsible parties to act with him. He
thought hia arrangement would give
more genernl satisfaction.
Mr. Mason had no objection to receiving tho bill of committee on Mines
if such was the wish of the house.
Howover, ho thought tho bill simple
enough and could do no harm by passing it as it was, while he felt oertain
it could do no good.
On motion the ordor for the second
rending of the mineral bill, no. 31, was
dischnrgod and tho bill referred to tho
select committeo on mines.
The house wont into committee with
Mr. Nnson in tho chair, upon the bill
to amend gamo protection act. The
committeo reported tho bill complete
with amendments.
Mr. Higgins did not approve of the
amendment re tho Granville townsite
to tho resolution moved by tho hon.
member for Victoria city. The matter
might vory properly bo left to t, select
aoiuinittoe of tho house. Ho thought
if there wos anything loft to tho provlnoe in tho matter of theso water lota
tho railwny compnny should not be
allowed quietly to possess themselves
of this vnluuble property.
The provincial secretary said the
government had no objection to making a thorough investigation into the
matter or to the nppointment of a committoe so tn do, if it were desired. He
thought tho government could do more
than the committee, but thero wnB no
nood of any investigation by cither.
Tho government had nothing to con-
coal and no interests to further, except
those of the people. If tho house
wished to have a committee appointed
there was no objection to be offered by
the govornment. Tho matter wns, ns
ho said, however. The lots wero under
the sen nnd ships sniled over them.
Ho intondod supporting the amendment offered by the hon. member for
Victoria city, as he considered the
proposition oontained therein the most
business-liko of the two offered to tho
Mr. Orr produced the map of the
old townsite of Granville and proceeded
to review what had beeu said In support of tho resolution. The amendment to tho resolution wns adopted.
Mr. W. Muttieu Williams urges
the adoption of locust-paste, or
potted locusts, as a table delicacy.
An electric tree felling machine
has been put to work in Spain. The
cutting is not done by saw, but by
special drills, which either bore
rows of holes close together or
operate by a sweeping cut back and
forth across the trunk.
As a local anaesthetic for speedy
operations, Dr. Voituriez, of Lille,
recommends carbonic acid solutions
under pressure. By projecting upon
the skin two or three siphons of
artificial seltzer water, insensibility
to pain is produced, and lasts lave
Defended by Baboons. — A
strange case of protective alliance in
animals is given by a South African
traveller, Mr. O. H. Lillie. A
Dutch trader, at a distanco from
camp and unarmed, was menaced
by a huge lion, whon a troop of
baboons suddenly surrounded him,
and faced the lion with such horrible outcries that the mighty beast
was glad to beat a retreat. The
baboons then scattered, resuming
their occupation of digging nuts and
Deadly Stoves. — According to
the declarations of Dr. Lancereaux
and others to the Paris Academy
of Medicine, the heating of dwellings with stoves, which usually
have insufficient draught, is attended
by a startling degree of danger from
the carbonic oxide set free by slow
combustion. This produces either
aoute or chronic poisoning of the
blood, ending fatally, or causing deterioration of health. It has been
shown that even woll ventilated
rooms heated by stoves contain
sufficient carbonic oxide to net on
the blood, and the minutest quantity mny prove dangerous. Even
in the open air, persons near limekilns are poisoned, and accidents in
vehicles from foot-warmers filled
with lighted charcoal are common.
Compressed Air in Paris.—The
use of compressed air for the distribution of powor in Paris promises to
attain a great development. The
system was first inaugurated in
1879 for circulating uniform time
by pneumatic clocks, which have j
met with such favor that. no less
that 7800 of tho clocks were in
operation nt the close of last October.
It was not until 1886 tha't' compressed air was employed for other
purposes, but thero are now 34
miles of mains in action for industrial power, in addition to 40 miles
of pipes for the time service. On
Oot. 1, 1888, these mains supplied
400 horse-power for general manufacturing nnd trade purposes, end
about 600 horse-power for electrio
lighting; while between Oct. 31 and
Deo. 20 the air delivered for power
increased about 350 horse-power.
In addition to operating numerous
electric lighting stations, air is
supplied to 13 sowing machine
factories, to 4 ice manufacturers, to
39 turners, to 16 printers, to 37
saw and moulding mills, and to 86
miscellaneous industries. The efficiency of this system of distribution
of power is estimated by M. Joseph
Francis at 46 per cent if the air is
employed cold; at 64 per cent if the
air is sent out at a temperature of
about 400 ° F. and at 87 per cent
if water is injected into the heated
The Earth's Duration.—The
present ago of the earth has been
plaoed by Sir William Thomson at
100,000,000 years, while thespocula-
tions of others have givon much
larger figures; M. Adolpho d'
Assier, who believes such estimates
to be greatly exaggerated, considers,
the lifo of the earth in three periods,
which he terms the igneous or
nebulo-stollar stadium, the stadium
of the solar illumination or of
organic life, and the stadium of
darkness cold and death. The first
—whioh begun with tho detatchment
of the terrestinl nebulm from tho
solar, nnd ended in tbo formation of
the crystalline crust of the globe-
he calculates from physical laws to
havo been 500,000 yenrs in duration.
The second—comprising the present
epoch, and to close with the extinction of the sun, embracing the entiro
cycle of geological and physical
evidence ns likely to have u total
length of 25,000,000 years, of which
more than half has passed. Tho
third stadium—starting from the
end of the solar illumination, and
closing in the terrible and inevitable
catastrophe of the fall of the earth
to the sun, and momentarily brightened by the incandesoence of tho
earth as the moon crashes into it—
will have a longth that cannot be
calculated until the precise rate of
acceleration of the motion of the
earth around the centre of attraction
is known, but will probably be, at
the lowest estimate, 100,000,000
years or more. Upon the whole,
the present age of the earth appears
to be about 16,000,000 years. This
is but a small part of its existence,
and everything leads to the belief
that its total evolution through tho
immensity of space will exceed a
million centuries.
Dr. Shrady DIecu30e3 tho Gorman
Ruler's Disease.
Tire Intorbalanco of Mind and   -Irrlter-
Cnu a Worn-Out Sinn Becomo -Now
—Au Example of This Kind
-.- >of Recovery.
Tho only man in America who hns been
daily associated with all the problems of
tho Gorman ompiro since tho denth-liiind
hns been directed against the most conspicuous membors of the Hohenzollern
family has been Dr. Shrady, who in the
cases of two Presidents, Garfield and Grant,
Becurod world-wido attention ns tho consulting physician and surgeon in tlioso omor.
geneies. Whon tno Crown Princo becamo
afflicted Dr. Shrady, through the cable, waa -
consulted on nil phases of his disoaso and
treatment. His opinions, published or otherwise, hnvo been cabled constantly to the
other side of tho Atlantic, and if nny tiling
this compliment exhibits a respect for
American ndvancement in medicine and
Burgory not often paid to us.
Dr; Shrady, in responso to a New York
JUai! and Express reporter as to tho futuro
lifo of Frederick III., said:
"Tho possibilities of his recovery of
courso no mau can limit or define. The nature of hisdiseaso is still un uncertain'f;
nnd of course, as my opinions are quoted
in Europo by cable, often probably with
inaccuracy, I must be cnreful what I say.
I must not go beyond what I know nnd believo."
"But, dootor, the recent journeyto Berlin
from San Remo and its consequences, the
effect on tho mind and constitution of a man
liko tho new Emperor—how would you estimate the results?"
Tho doctor thought awhile, Baid the question wns n difiicutt ono to nnswer haphazard ; but then, with an intellectual illumination common to men of deep thought,
"From my knowledge and standpoint,
nnd from my experience, I have no hesitation in Baying that Frederick III. will improve from now on, unless I greatly misunderstand his trouble and have beeu misinformed nbout his symptoms. Now let me
tell you this. The Crown Prince haB been
iu i!io vale of depression; he has been ono
of thoso unfortunate men against whom a
pitiless sympathy has beon bombarded, and,
of course, that is not always encouraging
to recovery. But lot mo cite tho case of
General Grant, which is entirely analogous
—certainly in so fnr as tho grit of mind and
faith is concerned. Eo was low, low indeed,
when ho began to writo his ogroat book
about the civil war; his disease
wa3 in an alarming condition, but whon
he began to oxerciso his mind, to recall the achievements of his ver-
sntilo military, personal nnd political experience, tho frailtios of tho body gnvo wny,
the encroachments of fatal corruption of
tissuo stopped, and his body became a passive instrument to the mind. The period
when General Grnnt wrote his memoirs,now
admitted to bo written with a marvelous directness, clearness and fniruess of vision
and literary strength, was only the Interregnum between the precipice of henlth and
the gttli of death nt Mount McGregor. To
tho professional mind, to the philosopher,
too, and nlso to the man who witnesses physical suffering heroically in our profession.
But when his appointed task was done, tho
work upon which ho hnd set bis henrt nud
soul, nnd tho interests of his fnmily{aud his
own historic fame), when suffering undor
cruel misfortune, has been secured, there
was the ultimate collapse. Tho disenso
which had consented to halt while his towering mind was activo again assorted its
sway. His final declino began. The doctors
tried to divert him by rending, by investigations into all sorts of topics, but it was of
no avail, ho sank and he died."
" And tho anology exists in the caso of the
Crown Prince, now Emperor?"
" I think it does'—that is, if I am correctly
informed as to his physical condition. His
accession to power as Emperor, his genial
nature, his ambition as the ruler of the
strongest empiro of Continental Europo
will, undoubtedly, have a powerful influence in staying the progress of his malady.
Imagine such a thing, even on a sluggish
imagination—a nation acclaiming him tho
natural climax of a career achieved, yet his
policies not yot declared. I tell you, many
forms of organic disease have bceu
known to give way before lesB formidable
forces than these. I think, withal, his
journey to Berlin has shown recuperative
powers in tho direotlon I have named, aud
his self-consciousness as Emperor, a chnnco
of independent development ns tho lending
European ruler, will have a salutary effect
on his general health."
" But nro thore examples of this kind of
recovory existing?"
" Certninly! Recall the case of Napoleon
HI. Hurled from powor in Septomber,
1870, nfter a lone and lingering disease well
known to our profession, ho only survived
a littlo over a year. But during tho many
yoars of the empire, whilo ho lingerer! in
pain, he was happy in dynastic achievement
and intellectual power. The morneii ho
fell in rule, so ho fell in physique This is
tho rule, curiously enough, of men subjected to organic troubles on tho ono linnil or to
exaggerated mental strain on tho otlier."
" Your conclusion, then, is, doctor, that
tho succession of Frederick 111. is a bettor
harbinger of his futuro health!"
"I havo no doubt of it," said Dr. Shrady.
AH ln thn Family.
Horo is a straight-out Democratic ticket
of St. Francis County, Mo:
For Representative—John D. Highloy.
For County Court Justico—John W. High-
ley. °
For Prosecuting Attorney—Luke Highloy
For Co!loctor-T. C. Highloy.
For Tronsuror-Jamos Highley, Sr.
For Assessor—R, R. Highloy.
For Sheriff—James Highley, Jr.
For Surveyor-J. N. Highloy.
For Coroner-John B. Highley,
They are all vouched for as highly respectable
Throo Curious Stones.
A San Francisco lady was recently showing her friends a handsomo ring her husband had given hor. It was an oval of diamonds with throo pretty littlo opnquobluish-
wlilto stones in tho center. Nobody could
toll wlint thoso stones were, nnd ovory body
wns curious to know. She did not know ,
herself, Her husbnnd hnd not told her,
Thoy insisted on his tolling. "Well, my
dear, thoso nro tho three lirst littlo tectii
cut by our throo children. I saved thom one
by one, nnd there they sro."
A Couslilorate Menial.
Mrs. Yerger — "Matilda, hurry up
with those shoes. What keeps you so
Matilda —"I'M a-comin', mum. I
heard you call de fust timo, and I
thought ter save time I'd jess button
'em up tor you beforo you puts'em
On."    -..w.,   w.i v»«* , Weekly British Columbian
Wediu'Mhiy Ilornlng, Mar. IM, 18SD.
It is rumoured that King Milan
obtained a divoroo from Queen
Natalie and more recently abdicated
his throne that he may marry the
woman whom he loves.
When the inmates of the Toronto
house of industry were informed recently that they must get their hair
cut and take a bath, thirteen of
them immediately decamped.
The paternal Russian authorities
have deoided to allow Indies to
become doctors, with this stipulation
—that they must only attend on
children and adults of their own
A California paper, in commenting on a concert, says that one of
tho ladies sang in the German style
sobbing at each word with spasmodic
accents, and uttering abruptly loud
An examination in the -public
schools : Professor to pupil: "In
which of his battles was (lustavus
Adolphus killed!" Pupil, after
reflection : "I think it was in his
last battle."
Arizona has made train robbing
a capital crime. Horso stealing lias
been punishable by death for years
in Arizona and the extension of the
same protection to the iron horse
is somewhat tardy.
Fashion authorities say that large
checks in men's suits will bo the
fashion inthe spring. If tho checks
are in the pockets and properly
signed and endorsed, the stylo will
be gladly welcomed.
The smoke cloud that overhangs
London is said to contain 300 tons
of carbon. The waste involved in
this is estimated at §13,000,000 a
year, and the damage to buildings
nt §10,000,000 a year.
The criminal libel suit brought by
Mr. H. J. Clarke against Mr. Acton
Burrows was dismissed in Winnipeg
recently on the ground that the
libel complained of was merely the
republication of parliamentary
Ooal oil diluted with wator will
destroy insect pests readily. It
will not mix freely with water, and
should first be mixed with milk, a
wine-glass of coal oil to a pint of
milk, then add two gallons of water
and syringe trees or plants.
Lemuel—"I tell you mon may
prate ns they will about woman's
extravagance, but she can dress
well on i sum that would keep a
man looking shabby." Sinicoe
(dryly)—"That's true. Now, the
sum that my wifo dresses on keeps
me looking shabby year in and year
Spectacles for Headache.—It
is now understood that many puzzling headaches aro duo to overstraining of the eyes and defective
vision. In such oases, a skilful
oculist may givo permanent relief
by removing the cause of straining
or providing suitable glassos to
remedy the defects of the sight.
A new explosive has been discovered. Lewis Smith, of May
Landing, N. J., took a very largo
sweot potato home the other day,
and Mrs. Smith put it in the oven
to bake. Soon there was a terific
explosion, both oven doors were
blown off, and the house was shaken
thoroughly. The big potato had
Tho direct use of electricity as a
labor-saving machine has boon
applied at the great steel works,
Cleveland, Ohio., where a largo
electric-magnet is used, suspended
from a crane, to pick up steel bars
and billets. It will pick up 800 lb.
billets and drop them whero wanted
by tho touch of a key, tho movement
of tbo crane being done  by  steam.
Belfast is pleased at the prospect of
a royal visit next month. The now
graving dock there will be opened by
Princo Albert Victor, who at onoo
consented to perform tho ceremony,
subject to the consent of the Queen,
which was readily given, The
young prince will remain two days
in Belfast. The first sod of tho new
dock was cut in the spring of 1885
by the Princess of Wales.
In the present Dudley Gallery
Exhibition thero are sevornl pictures by colonists, prominent among
which is a view of "Fraser Canon,
British Columbia," by Lucius R.
O'Brien, presidont of the Oanadian
Academy. Tho blue shadow in tho
towering olid above the Fraser
river is beautifully rendered, and
the icy water, circling down, is
very natural.—Colonies and India.
Good manners must have a solid
foundation in kindness and self
control. To bo genuine, thoy must
be the fruit of sincerity and good
feeling; and their oxcrciso must bo
in conformity with tho working of
theso qualities in tho heart, No
art can successfully counterfeit truo
elegance of manners and deportment.
To bo real, thoy must havo roots
deep below the surface, in the soul
nnrl haavt. tSrv..
They are telling'this story about
Sonator Evarts: A gentloman was
entering the senato gallery at Washington, when he chanced to meet a
friend coming out. "Hello I" ho
said, "what is going on V "Noth-
ingjust now. Mr. Evarts has been
addressing the senate." "Has he!
I'm sorry I missed that." "Yes, it
was a great treat. He spoke for
more than four hours." "What
about""   "He didn't say."
Too Muoh Theory. — Customer
(angrily)—Look here, Hafton; what
do you mean by sending mo this
coal bill a second timo ? Why, man,
I paid thnt bill a month ago and got
a receipt for it 1 linfton (consulting the books)—Um! Ah! Yes,
I see. Well, don't mind that, my
dear fellow. You seo, my son has
just graduated from a business
college, and this is some of his
double-entry book-keeping.
Tho conventional full dress suits,
and the long list of presents at
weddings, are passing out of date in
England. At a recent wedding at
Bicester, Oxford, Mr. Martin appeared in full hunting costume, as
did tho parliamentary secretary of
the local government board, and
after the ceremony tho wholo party
attended to meet the Lord Ches-
ham's hounds, and cheques took tho
place of the usual wedding presents.
As a rule, men prefer comedy.
Where one is found who enjoys a
tragic play, a dozen mny be counted
who find in comedy, either in tho
form of drama or light opora, their
chief delight. And the older they
grow the more pronounced are their
tastes in this direction. Women
are somewhat difieront. They love
the luxury of tears, and the pathos
or solemnity whose trend is toward
emotion is nlways appreciated by
An instance of presence of mind
approaching to the horrible ocourred
in the Grand Theatre, Glasgow.
Miss Roso Lee, while singing a love
song, saw a "flyman" fall head
foremost from the Hies to the stage,
a distance of twenty-two feet. She
not only continued her song, but
moved forward to the front of the
stage in order that the calcium
light which was directed upon her
might not reveal the form of the
dead man to tho audience.
In thej tJ.S. postal service there
are 58,200 postmasters, 7,000 railway mail-service employees,' 7,000
letter "carriers, 100 inspectors,
5,000 clerks in the post-offices, GOO
clerks in the oost-offico department.
This gives a "total of 77,900 employees. Every post-master averages
two assistants, and this, in round
numbers, amounts to 116,400
person s( which number added to 77,-
900 gives 194,300 . persons over
whom the service has control.
An Alabama man charged with
stealing a calf mnde tho following
statement : "1 was always teached
to be honest, an' most always have
been; but when I seed that calf I
caved. I never wanted a calf so
bad in all my life; an' you all know
that when a man wants a calf he
wants him." Thejury returned the
following verdict—"We, this jury,
are satisfied that Stove stold the
calf, but as tho feller that owned
the animal is considerable of a
slouch, wo agree to clear Stovo an'
make the slouch pay tlie costs."
A ballet girl at tho Ohntelet
Theatre, Paris, recently received the
visit of a provincial notary, armed
with the necessary documents to
prove her to be the only child of a
marquis recently deceased, and the
solo heiress of an estate worth
soveral millions of francs. The
child was changed whilo out at
nurse. The dying confession of
tho foster mother nnd certain
positive proofs have established her
identity. Thus will a young woman
be made wealthy by her father,
aftor having been made famous by
her grande pas.—Ex.
Arkansan ways of administering
justico are peculiar. The other day
a white man drew a pistol on a
negro and was fined fifty-four dollars. The fine was not forthcoming,
so a constablo put the man up at
auction to be sold to the highest
bidder for seventy-two days time.
As the prisoner was reputed to be a
good shot and too ready with his
pistol, no one seemed anxious to
buy, and he was finally knocked
down to a friend for twenty-five
cents, The incident does not put
Arkansas civilization in a very
favorable light.—Ex.
A singular incident happened a
few days since in a Scottish town.
The local branch of tho Salvation
Army woro holding a meeting in
tho street and at tho conclusion of
tho "captains" address, a constable
walked up, and arrested him. A
large and excited crowd followed
tho policoman and tho prisonor, who
wns taken not to the lockup, but to
tho "barracks" of tho Army. Tho
public only found out tlio trick
perpetrated to gather thom in when
hymn nfter hymn was sung and tho
service conducted us usual. The
unwary ones took tho medicine
A local industry has sprung up
iu tho Australian colonieB in making soft felt hats from tho fur of
rabbits. Cony wool is now worth
7s. a pound. From the single
colony of New Zealand there have
been exported about 70,000,000
rabbit-skins, valued at nearly £75,-
000. But the proporty destroyed
by these rodents is estimated by
millions. The cheap linings of
coats and ladies' cloaks and many
of tho dyed artioles of fur, are due
to rabbit-skins, home and foreign.
In the last ten years 28,000,000
rabbit-skins have been exported
from Victoria.
A curious cuso of a woman having passed herself off for a man
during more than ten years has just
been brought before a Paris police
commissary. The woman came to
Paris drossed as a man in 1878,
and, in partnership with her lovor,
has since been at the bend of an
important printing office. Till now
neithor the printers whom she
directed nor any of her customers
or other people in whose society she.
was thrown ever suspected the truth.
As her conduct has given'rise'to no
scandal of any sort, it is possible
that the prefect of police, to whom
sho has now applied, will grant her
demand for authorization to continue
to dress in man's clothes.
Music hath charms to soothe the
savage breast. There is no refuting
the truthfulness of this sentiment,
but it is not always put to such
uses. They had been engaged to be
married for fifteen years, and still
he had not mustered up courage
enough to ask her to name tlie
happy day. One eveniug ho called
in a yes darling frame of mind, and
asked her to sing something sweet
and touching, something that would
penetrate to his heart's core. Now
was her opportunity, and she availed
herself of it. She sat down to the
piano, and sang "Darling, I am
growing old 1" This fetched him,
and they were married in as many
days as the had been courting years.
Says an exchange : Lady Florence Dixie, always original, has
taken a new departure which it
mny be thought will find favour on
this side of the Atlantic, especially
where "women's rights" are looked
upon with favour. To the invitations to a recent ball she has just
given, she addod the following
announcement: "Contrary to the
ridiculous customary habit hitherto,
ladies will not have to wait to be
asked to dance, but will have the
right to go directly to whatever
gentleman they choose. In my,
house women shnll enjoy the right
of suffrage," The Women's Suffrage Association should put Lady
Florence's name ou its list of
A wealthy and generous gentleman attending one Sunday a church
maintained by a colored congregation, wns so pleased with the
minister's simple sermon and the
attitude of the worshippers that ho
dropped five dollars into the basket
when it was passed for the usual
collection. So largo a contribution
seemed to fill with amazement the
deacons who had passed the baskets,
and ono of them, in a whisper, confided the fact of tho unusual contribution to tho pastor, who arose
aud said to the congregation :
"Beloved fren's, de collection hub
brought fo'th do munif'cont sum ob
sixteen do'lars and forty-nine cents,
purwided, bredren, purwided de five-
dollar bill gib by de white gemman
am not counterfeit."
It's all well enough to associate
tho idea of dignity with tho membei'3
of the provincial legislativeassombly,
but the fact remains, nevertheless,
that many a represent ative in tho
back sent can recall tho time last
summer when he woro out a Hail on
tho back of a refractory hog or
called the turn on tho hired man
with a bootjack, at 4 o'clock a.m.,
in a frantic attempt to get eighteen
hours' work per day for fifteen
minutes' pay. A Prince Albert
coat and a look of ease can't bluff
the people of this burgh into admiration for men whoso limbs were
designed by nature to fill baggy
overalls, and whoso fingers are about
as much at homo with a pen as their
owners' brains would be in deciphering the hieroglyphics of a Mexican
obelisk. Oh, no, Mr. Hoosior,
M. P. P. from away back, it don't
Judas has been officially abolished
in the island of Maderia. It has
been a time-honoured custom of tho
nntivos to exhibit in one of their
numerous religions processions an
ofligyof Judas, upon which the
opprobrium of the populnco was
duly heaped, and at tho close of tho
day Judas was burned with vociferous oxprossionB of triumph und
joy. Of lato years it lias happened
that the effigy of Judas hos borno a
striking resemblance to some person
upon whom the general public has
oeasod to smile, and thus tho gov-
ernor of tho island, tho mayor of
Funchal, and tho foreign consul
have been caricatured in tho processions and burned in effigy. Tho
powers that be havo deoided that
tho admixture   of   politics    and
religion is not wholesome, and sc
the edict has gone forth that hereafter the people must get along
without Judas.
Says Zion's Herald: Few of
Satan's devices are so seductive as
those which tempt good mon to do
doubtful and evil deeds for pious
ends. The use of grab-bags, raffling
and othor modes of gambling at
church fairs, and the getting up of
amateur thoatrioul performances
and comic concerts as means of
increasing church funds, may bo
cited as examples of doing evil that
good may come, They corrupt
young minds by drawing them away
from God, and awakening in them a
passion for practices and amusements whicli uro extinguishers of
piety. When churoh officers and
representative Oristian men endorse
such things, they little think thoy
are making themselves bait for
Satan's hooks.
The whito man will tell you that
it is difficult to distinguish different
members of tho same colored race,
tho similarity of color having the
effect of rendering less apparent
the dissimilar features. Now, the
colored peoplo find the samo difficulty with the "white trash." A
curious instance of this has occurred
in India. Some members of tho
Lancashire regiment stationed at
Benares broke into a native shop
and plundered it for the liquor it
contained. Somo of the offenders
were caught, but others escaped.
In ordor to capturo the remainder
tho regiment was paraded that the
owners of the robbed shop might
select the rest of tho men from tho
ranks. They could not, however,
pick out a single man, and a nativo
paper thus explains the difficulty :
"One of the most difficult feats
under the sun is to indentify Euro
peans—they are so much aliko, with
their loud, glaring white color. Wo
wonder whether their friends and
relations are at a loss as to who's
It is popularly supposed, remarks
a correspondent of tho London Daily
News, that tho Authorized Version
of the Bible, ns wo have it to-day,
is entirely freo from printers' errors;
and it may bo interesting to a good
mnny of your readers to learn tlmt
it contains anything of tho kind,
The following passage, however
speaks for itself, and the misprint
contained in it will be readily
noticed: "Woo to tlie idol shepherd
thnt leaveth the flock ! The sword
shall bo upon'hiiavin, and upon-iris
right eye; his arm shall bo cl«.ln
dried up, and his right eyo shall
bo utterly darkened," (Zcohariah,
chap, xi., v. 17). Curiously enough,
this error has beon allowed to re
moin uncorrected by tho t[ui-
versitios Pressor nearly fifty years,
and possibly for a much longer
poriod; at any rate it will be found
in tho editions of tho Biblo for 1839
and 1883, 1885 being tho date of
publication of the Revising Company and it would seem as if they
wished to consign the fault to
oblivion, as they substituted a new
adjective ("worthless") for thut
misprinted — namely, "idle;" avoiding, moreover, any reference,
marginal or otherwise, to tho
alteration mado,
The following weird story told by
a traveller from tho wilds of
Kwangsi admirably illustrates tho
belief of the Chineso in the transmigration of souls : "A native's wife
was taken very ill, and before she
died she told her husband, 'I havo a
secret to confide to you, which I
never told beforo, for your sake und
for the child's. When I die, do not
nail up my coflin, but leavo it for n
timo out on the mountain. Have
two livo fowls ready in the house,
for after I have been dead a hundred
days I will return to tho realm of
living men for a time, and come
back to our home. Fear not, but if
I make towards tho child, oiler mn
the two fowls, and sny thnt yourself
will tend the infant, and that I
need not bo anxious, that between
tho dead ami t'10 living a gulf is
fixed, and I should rest among the
departed and not oomo back to
trouble the child. I will look at
you fixedly for a spoil, tnko tho
fowls, strangle thom, and begone,
never to return. My body will not
lie down again iu its coffin, but will
be transformed into a living tigor,
and if hereafter you come out to
tlie place and see the clothing lying
by tho coflin, you will know that
my words havo come true.' Holding
hor husband's hand, tho woman
oxpirod. Tho ghost appoared at
duo date, did os tho living
wifo had foretold, and disappeared in the jungle; and when
the man visited tho collin somo days
after ho found tho cast-oll'-gravo-
clothes, and wept whon ho thought
of their former happy lifo together
and her strango fate. Whilo drinking his tears lie saw a tigress stalk
from the jungle, and know it was
his wife transformed into a new
existence, Gently ho stroked its
striped buck, and with a melancholy
roar it bounded away. No deod of
blood was evor known to bo wrought
by this gentlest of tigresses on the
mountain, and the child has grown
up and prospers.
line to meet the different arrangements now ii
and now offer the largest stock of HEATING and CQ
STOVES and RANGES ever imported into the Provi-J
We sell three carloads of Stoves to one sold by any1,
B, C, which speaks for itself. Intending buyers will)
their interests by giving us a call. No trouble to sb
goods or quote prices.
Water St., VANCOUVER. Colnmbla St., WESTM^
^  dwnolyl i
ktTread & d
(Masonic Block, Columbia Street.)
Largest Stock of CROSS-CUT SAWS in the dj
We keep the finest Stock of BUILDERS' 'i
WARE in the province. I
Wc have on hand a largo stock of Magnetic Oxide Fire-proof
warranted 02 per ct. pure oxide. So high a grade sold by no other house ii*i
sar-Diii-ini* the year thnt, we have opened we have materially reduced thtj
ever- thine: In our line, nnd hope by strict, attention to business to recelvoii
nance of lho public pntroiiage. \
od Machine SI
Pi-ant St., New Westminster, B. C.
•E:5.a>-SbS33-Ea,-3" S^JbS^r,
and Iron Castings made to Ord
1'. s.
-All orders from tho upper country promptly attended to.
HEAD OFFICE, - IS Serjeants Inn, Fleet St. - LONDON
The Business of ALLSOP & MASON has been merged In the above f
and will be carried od by the Company from this date as a general Land Int
and Insurance Agen-iy. j
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage at Low Kates. Town Lots audi'
Lauds for Sale on easy terms, '■]
Victoria B. C, May 16th, 1887. • d\
Immense Sale of Boots and Sin
Commencing February gth, 1889.
tho undersigned will now place his entire atock on tho market at whl
lll-i<-l'Si 110 reserve.   Everything must be sold. )
$0,000 worth of Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Rubber Goods, Shoo Findlnf
An early inspection will convinco tho public that we mean business,
miller §50, cash; ovor !$50, aooured notes at 3 months with interest,
Mew   Good
WEEKLY BRITISH OOLUMBI Weekly 3ritish Columbian
fVcdiicailnr MnrnliiB. «nr. 20. 18811.
(From Daily Columbian, Mar, 19.)
Seven fishing bonts were at work
opposite the city this morning. Good
catches aro anticipnted this week.
The Toronto Globe hns chnnged front
on the JesuitB Estates' Bill, and now
:), vigorously calls for its disallowance.
t No further word has been receivod
i' of tho reported arreBt ol Tascott on
| Lake Winnipeg. The Indians saw the
\ detectives, but they  hnd  not  cnught
their man.
lit The resolutions passed nt tho public
r meeting on Saturday night, against
(the draining of Burnaby Lake, were
unanimously endorsed by the city council last night.
W. J Stokes, of Nanaimo, and Goo.
Irving, of Vanconver, will run a DO
mile foot race in Vancouver for a
purse of $200, the race to hike placo
| within two weeks.
I Building operations in tho upper
Vportion of the city are beginning to
{look interesting. New buildings it
1 course of erection can bo seen spring-
Sing up in every direction.
1 Work on Munn's cannery, ou the
.(North Arm, is progressing rapidly.
* The outbuildings are being quickly
(Constructed nnd tho cannery itaelf will
I soon be rendy for interior fittings.
I Inthe Ontario assembly Mr. Mero-
'cUth's resolution,' proposing to take
the liquor licensing power from the
(government and give it to tho county
I 'courts, was defeated by n voto of 43
to 23.
At tho polico court this morning a
1 Ohinaman named Tong, a Chinese
'chemist and druggist, appeared to answer the chargo trying to ovade the
(city revenuo by-law. Ho waB fined
$o, and forced to lake out a liscense,
A meeting of tho Cricket club wns
'held lust niglit in the oourt houso nnd
'the following gentlemen wore elected
to oflico for the present yenr: President
G. ti. Brymner; vice-president James
Wilson; societury-trenstirer G. M.
Dockrill. Committee: A. J, Armstrong, Gifi'ord, Dr. Fagan, Bovill,
Townley, Knyinond, Rev. P. Woods
.and Gaynor. Practices will be com-
' nienced at the earliest possible date.
At the meeting of  tho  Vancouver
city council last night n  communica-
' tion waa received from the secretary of
tho publio meeting held in this city on
' Saturday night, inclosing  a  enpy of
resolutions anent the Burnaby  Lake
matter.       The     Vancouver    council confirmed the action of the meeting
1 by   passing   a resolution   protesting
against the pnssago of  the  obnoxious
bill, with instructions thnt the resolution be forwnrded to the legislature.
While in Victorin last week Mnyor
Hendry interviewed tho government
on tho subject of tho immigration
sheds, which for the last year have
been the headquarters of many families
who either did not caro to pay rent or
wore unable to do ao. Tho government transferred to Mayor Hendry the
absolute control ii tho shed, to be used
for tho ci.-ic offices until the new City
Hnll is built. Tho sheds will be repaired, painted nnd put into a habit-
ablo condition at an early dato, nnd
will then be used ns a City Hall till
the proposed civic buildings aro erected. Tho prosent council chambors nud
civic offices aro not a credit to the city
nnd even tho chnngo to tho immigtation
sheds will ben vast improvement.
Git) COIIHCil.
All's Weill
Mr. B. Douglna, president of tho
Southern Raiiway Co., received a despatch from Tacoma, yeBterday, which
Btated that all things in coiieectinn
with the building of tho N. W. & B. B.
Bailway are getting along nicely. Tho
J public can restnssured thnt "nil's well,"
and a weok, or two at the furthest, will
see our long wished hopes gratified.
Consolidated Canning Company.
The British Columbia Canning Oompany of London has beon incorporated
. with a capital of 8500,000.   The com-
! pany comprises n number of  English
.capitalists   and  several  British  Co-
1 lumbians.    Tho  following   canneries
j were   purchased by   the  Compnny .-
Windsor   Cnnnory,    Skeena  Itiver;
Britiah    Columbia   Cannery,   Fraser
Rivor ; Rivers Inlet Cannery and the
Windsor Cannery, Skeenn Rivor.   Tho
■(firm of Findlny, Durham & Brodie will
! do ngents for tho firm in  British  Columbia nnd London.
Increased Mnll Service.
New postal arrangements havo been
concluded whereby a mail is despatched
[daily for Vancouver nnd Victoria, by
'the 1 o'clock train, Sunday excepted.
Ono mail a dny between two such
Important citioB us Westminster nnd
-Vancouver has long been felt to bo
inadequate, nnd the increased aervice
'will be hailed with delight by tho
business men and inhabitants gen-
|erally of the terminal cities. Tho
next improvement tho post oflico
.department should inaugurate is bettor
'postal connections with the outlying
municipalities nnd settlements. These
settlements nro growing rapidly in
importance and their requirements aro
every day increasing.
 . i. .	
Appointed to Mount Lehman.
Rov. Mr. Dunn, who formerly had
<c1iarge of the Presbyterian mission nt
Lnngley, mid for the Inst tno yeara
has been laboring in the good cause at
Alberni, arrived in the city a few daya
ago on hia way to Wharnoek, to which
station he Iisb been pormnntly appointed, Mr. Dunn was appointed to
.Wharnoek nbout a yenr ago, but tho
peoplo of Alberni would not allow him
to leave thom so soon, and ho remained
in order to accomplish a portion of tho
good work so successfully commenced.
Before leaving Alborni handsomo presentations, accompanied with addresses,
wore made tn both Mr. nnd Mrs.
Dunn, who seem to have boen dosorved
favorites with the ontiro population of
that settlement.
It ia very important in tins ago of vast
niatorinl progress that n remedy bo ple.-rs.
ing to tlio tastn and to tho eye, easily
taken, acceptable to the atomiioli ,-iiul
healthy in Its nature and effects. Possessing these qualities, Syrup of li'i^s is the
tono perfect laxative nnd most gentle
diuretic known.
Successful Hclesjntcs,
The delegation sont to Victoria by
the eity council to promote certain important interests of the city with the
provincial govornmont, has returned,
having successfully accomplished its
mission. Tho government received
the delegation cordially, and treated it
fairly nnd liberally in evory way, and
every member of the delegation is
warm in praise of tho open and manly
trontmont thoy received. The application for the transfer of Market
square to tho city, aa a site for the new
City Hall and market, was granted and
many other important concessions
were mado by the government which
will prove of inestimable value to the
city. Tho delegation did its work
nobly and deserves the unanimous
thanks of tho whole city.
The Fund Booms.
Our sanctum waa invndod thia afternoon by three gentlemen, of whom
any city might woll be proud. These
wero Mr. B. Douglas, president of the
Southern Railway, Capt. E.S. Scoullar
and Mr. G. ti. Brymner, Manager of
tho Bank of Montreal. Tho object of
the visit was to supplement the
Exhibition Fund, and Mr. Douglas
opened the proceedings by putting
down his name for the handsome
amount of $100. Capt. Scoullar
promptly followed with $55.00 and
Mr. Brymner closed the invasion by
doubling the amount of his first subscription. Hore is an example for
hundred other well-to-do citizens to
follow. Westminster has commenced
a year of enterprise, and the exhibition
must not be the lenst in the history of
the season,
 . m .
Doing Good Work.
Mr. D. Chiaholm, M. P., is doing
his best at Ottawa to further the interests of the Westminster militia, and
his efforts will be greatly appreciated
by nil who favor the proper equipment
and training of our citizen soldiers. In
a letter received by Lieut. Glover,
yeBterday, frum Mr. Chisholm, he
states that the uew uniforms for the
Westminster rifles have gone forward
and may be expeoted to arrive any
day. He has strongly urged upon the
government the necessity of repairing
the drill shed, and he is confident that
a sufficient, sum will bo placed in the
supplementary estimates for that purpose. Regarding tho improvements
required on the rille range, he hopes
to secure nn appropriation which will
put the range in first-clnss condition.
Everyone hopes that Mr. Chisholm a
efforts will all result successfully.
Boyal Columbian llotirll.il.
A movement ia on foot among n number of leading citizens to obtain from
tho government, in trust, tho property
reserved in this oity for hospital purposes, and from the proceeds of the
snlo of which to build a new Royal
Columbian Hospital on a mure suitable
sito tlinn thnt at present occupied.
Tho present building is old and
thoroughly unfit for hospital purposes,
and a new building is almostan nbsolute
necessity. The proposal of the promoters of this laudable scheme was
laid before the council last night and
unanimously adopted. The Royal
Columbian Hospital is a mainland
institution, and persons from all parts
of the country are entitlod to admission
nnd medical treatment therein. The
new scheme, therefore, is worthy of nil
the assistance the parliament nnd govornment of the country enn bostow.
If the proposal ia carried out Westminstor will shortly hayo a hospital
second to none in tho province,
 .  ._., .	
A Westminster Number.
W. W. Shaw, tho businoss representative of tho West Shore mngnzinc,
is iu town, making arrangements for
tho June number of tho magazine,
It is proposed that this number ahull
contain at least threo nr four full pages
of illustrations of Westminster—tine
stone engravings—nnd n gonorul writo
up of the city—thia ia to occupy tlio
tirst pnrt of the book. In ordor thnt
this enterprise should bo successfully
cnrriod out, tho representative business
men will be requested to ndvertiso in
this number. It will nlso be necessnry that a certain number of copies
shall bo sold. Mr. Shaw is ready to
rendy to mnko stipulations in tho terms
of his contracts for sale of copies nnd
nds. which will render contracts void
if his pnrt of the ngrcoment is not
cnrriod out to the very lottor. The
Wost Shore is tho only illustrated
magnzino on tho Pnoific const, bus been
in operation fur fifteen years nnd has
n regular circulation of over 35,000.
Five thousand oopies aro distributed
on west, bound trains from St. Paul,
Minn., monthly, free of charge.
Tl ia stated that W. 1). Balfour, M.
P. P. for South Essex, Out., will re
sign, iu consequence of the failure nf
tho legislature to grant a railway chart-
or which ho had promised his constituents.
The city council met at 8 o'clock Inst
night for the transaction of business.
Present, Aldermen Curtis, Scoullar,
Ewen, McPhaden, Jaquea, Cunningham, Townsend and Calbick.
His Worship Mayor Hendry in the
From Donald Chiaholm M. P., Ottawa, stating he had interviewed the
minister of public works re Mud Bay
and Fraser Rivor canal, but had received no definite reply. The council,
howover, might rely on his using his
utmost endeavors to secure an appropriation.    Received and filed.
From the Royal City Planing Mills
Co., applying for a lease of water lots
1, 2 and 3 us shown on tho map of the
Aid. Curtis thought this application
should bo laid ovor until the railroad
matter wus settled. Application was
laid on the table.
From D. Murchie asking permission
to lay building material on Royal
Avonue. Permission granted under
the usual conditions,
From Mr, Sheriff Armstrong asking
permission to use part of Oolumbia
street opposite lot 2, block 5, to lay
down building material. Referred to
board of works with power to act.
From Ackerman Bros, asking permission to lay building material on the
stroet opposite the opera house. Permission granted under the usual conditions.
From Col. Mc Gregor, secretary of
public meeting, enclosing the resolutions passed at the meeting. Received.
Moved by Aid. Calbick, seconded
by Aid. Scoular, that thia council fully
endorse the resolutions passed at the
publio meeting held in the Hyack hall
on the 16th inst., protesting against
the bill now before the provincial legislature proposing to drain Burnaby
Lake; and it is the opinion of this
council that the said bill is an Interference with the public and private
rights which should not be countenanced by tho government or legislature,
and the clerk ia hereby instructed to
forward a copy of this resolution to
the provincial government, and te our
representative at Victoria, and that
the said representative be requested
to withdraw his support from said bill,
and oppose any scheme looking to the
draining or diverting of the waters of
said lake by any private company.
The finance committee reported the
following bill for payment: R. Dickinson $15.00; D. Lyal & Co. $22.65
Chinese Laundry $3.50.
The board of works reported that
the manager of the R. 0. P. M. Co.
mills offered to supply and deliver on
the ground, free of charge to the oity,
slabs and sawdust to fill up that portion of Richards and Columbia streets
from lot 20 block 1 to the C.P.R. depot, and also to complete Royal avenue
and Edinburg street, the city to provide a man to spread the saw dust and
lay the slabs. The work was started
on Wednesday last and is progressing
favorably.   Report adopted.
Aid. Curtis aaked if a large flume
was going to be put in where this
street work was being dono.
Aid. Jaques: "The flume will be
put in.   It is absolutely necessnry."
The park cominittiee reported that
a large number of men and several
teams were at work on the park improvements, which were progressing
rapidly.   Report  adopted.
Aid. Townsend mado a partial report for the fire and light committee.
The committee on tho widening of
Fortesquo street was granted further
Aid. Ewen was granted further timo
to report on tlio arrangement of the
troublo between the two fire companys.
Aid. Cunningham reported for the
delegation, sent to Viotoria to promote certain interests, that the delegation had been most cordially received by tho government, and the
city's interesta hnd received every attention.   Report adopted.
His worship reported that he had
been put in full charge of the emigrant
building for civic purposes. Report
The civic oflicers by-law was laid
over for another woek.
On motion the council went into
committee of the whole en tho water
works by-law. The preamble of the
by-law was read and the committee
rose, reported progress and asked
leave to sit again.
The artiolea of ag'ecmont between
tho Coquitlam Water Works Co. and
the city wero read and received.
The council went into the committee of the whole on the agreemont.
Tlio agreement was road clause by
clnuao nnd  ndupted.
Tho committoe rose and reported
the agreement complote with amendment.
Moved by Aid. Curtis, seconded by
Aid. Ewon, thnt tho agreemont reported by the wator works committee
be adopted as amended, nnd thnt the
mayor and clerk bo authorized to sign
it on behalf of tho city.   Cnrriod.
Moved by Aid. Curtis, seconded by
Aid. Jaques, that this council having
hud under consideration a proposal to
form a trust bonrd to build and maintain a public hospital, to be known as
the Itoynl Columbian Hospital, and
asking power to sell lots 13,14,15,16,
17, IS, in block 31, and lots 2, 37 and
38, blook 6 suburban, for tho purpose
of providing funds for tho above mentioned object, fully cudorsea the said
proposal, and requests the govornmont
of B. 0 to convey tho anid lots to
said trustees,
Aid. Curtis snid that somo of the
malingers of tho Royal Columbl'ii) hospital had doomed it advisable to build
a now hospital on n different site from
tlio present, which is not, suitable in
any wuy. Tho proposition iv.-ih to dispose of this property nurl build tho
new hospital, The government would
nut be doing moro than a favor for tho
city.   The intention is to form a trust
to receive the lnnd and expend the
money for hospital purposes.
Aftor considerable discussion the resolution waa  adopted.
Aid. Curtis said it had been customary to pasa a road tax by-law in former years, but the new charter provided for a atatuto labor by-law. If
the council thought it wise we can proceed on tho old road tax by-law, if not
the sooner the statute labor by-law is
introduced tho better it will be.
Aid. Jaques gave notice that at the
next meeting of the council he would
introduce a local improvement by-law.
Aid. Scoullar asked if the city had
heard anything from our member at
Ottawa concerning the subsidizing of
the Southern lUilway. Railroads in
Ontario were being subsidized and the
Southern is fully as important as any
of them.
Tho mayor was authorized to telegraph Mr. Chisholm on the subject.
The council then adjourned.
B. C. Provincial Exposition
Subscription Fund.
For tho purpose of raising a fund to
contribute towards the patriotic and
worthy object of making the next annual provincial fair, to bo held in this
city, a grand and unprecedented success,
the undersigned agree to contribute the
sums opposito their respective names (to
be paid into the association or to trustees
competent to receive tho anme, on or before 6 months from the dato of the last
provincial exhibition, and to be applied
to preparing oxhibition grounds and
buildings in the city, for increasing the
amount offered in prizes, and for furthering the exhibition in other ways):
The Colombian sioo oo
Sharpe & Paine, Lulu Island   10 00
h P Boksteln  10 00
G D Brymner   20 OO
It W Armstrong  10 00
F R Olover.  10 00
Walker & Shadwell  10 00
Claud Hamber.  10 00
Peter Grnnt  10 00
Georgo Turner  10 00
WJ Armstrong.  SO 00
A J Hill .7.  10 00
Capt A Grant.   10 00
J 8 Macdooell   10 00
W O Loye   10 00
P Bllodenu  10 OO
P G Strickland  25 00
Gilley Bros  20 00
S H Webb   26 00
T Cunningham   80 00
Henderson Bros, Chilllwhack.  10 00
A B Wintemute  10 00
Per Ex-Mayor Diokinson 212 83
Annie M Jaques   10 00
Stewart & Cash..  25 00
Jas Cunningham   50 00
Grant &.Hagstrom   20 00
J W Sexsmltn  30 00
Rev J H White  10 OO
B Douglas 100 00
E S Scoullar & Co.  55 UO
Wholesale and Retail Druggists
Walker * Shadwell
Opposite Colonial Hotel.
Including Tools of all kinda of the beat makes; t'ross-OIlt & IIlHld-SaWS,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary Utensils for Farming;
Pulley Blocks, Snatch Blocks, Rope & Chain in nil sizes; Pitch,
Tar & Oakum; Tarred and Plain Paper for Building; Paints & Oils
in all colors; Liquid Paints in all shades; Floor Paints ready touse; Grind
Stones; Wall Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
Lubricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural Implements,
tr Special attention given to orders by mail.
T. j. t:e3.a.:fe> sz oo.,
dwjly3to Colombia Street, New Westminster.
Wholesale city Market.
Beef,    per 100 lbs...
Pork "
Mutton "
Potatoes "
Cabbage "
Onions "
Wheat "
Oats "
,.14 509 3 50
..   7 508 8 50
...  8 009 0 0O
...     609 li
...   m® loo
...   1009 150
...   1609 0 00
...   1259 160
1609 2 00,
Hay,       per ton    12 00915 00
Butter (rofla) per Br  0 28 9 0 85
Cheese,            "  0 14 9 0 15
Eggs,      nerdos  0 209    26
Cordwood (retail! per curd  8 009400
Apples, per box  809 1 60
Hldes|gr'n)per lOOlba  4 00 9 6 00
  5 009 9 00
        89    10
Wool, per lb..,
Meteorological Beport for Week Ending
Mnrch lOlli, 18S9,
Sunday 54,0     88,0
Monday 59.0     40.0
Tuesday 51.0    46.0
Wednesday 51.0     48.0    0.57
Thursday 47.0     42.0    0.28
Friday 51.0    41.0   0.22
Snturdny 67.0    42,0   0.15
Cloudy, mild, rain; very low barometer
the whole week, A. I'eei.e, Cup'tn.
Whan Baby waa rick, wa gave her Ciatorl*,
When ahe waa t Child, ahe cried for Caatorto,
When ahe became Miss, ahe clang to Cutoria,
Whan aht had Childnn, ahe gave them Castoria
lu Loggers; well broken nnd big cattle;
dlreot from the Interior. Apply to Doc.
English tr T. L. Unions at C. P. N,
Teacher Wanted
duties to commence on lsl of April.
Seo. Board of Trustees.
Whonnock, B. O., March 6,1889.     wlm
A Pleasing; Sense of Health
and Strength Renewed, and
of Ease and Comfort
Follows the nso of Syrup of Figs, ns it
note gently on tho
Kidneys, Liver @ Bowels
Effootually Cloansing tho Systomwhou
Costivo or Bilious, Disponing
Colds, Headaches and Fevers
and pcraiauontly curing
without weakening or irritating tho organs on which it nets.
For Bale in "IBo Iiottlo.i l,y nil leading
MJUrcn-Aoruasi) cm.* in- tiiu
Si*f Fbasoigco, CAti.,
^utsviMiB, Ky., Nbw York. V ■>
New French Percales.
New Zephyr Ginghams.
New Seersuckers.
New Nun's Veilings.
New Cashmeres.
New Silk Warp Henriettas.
New Embroideries.
New Braid Trimmings.
At Ogle, Campbell & Freeman's,
dwto JBtlLA.aoxria Block
Planing li Company, Ld.
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
_ft.isrr> A.T.T, icx:srx>s or
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors.   Frames*   Windows,
Mouldings. Balusters.
Blinds. Brackets.
Railings, Newels*
The Columbian Printing Establishment has first-lass fncuties for
nil kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads. Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dndgers,
Price Lists, "so.    Prions will bo found as low as nt any othor offic -vhere
first-cluss work is done. zzvr.mnzvs27::ii.\>,j.;-:zy:
Weekly British Columbian
WeilucBilnj- llorulnii. Mar. HO, 1880.
A very distinct  benefit to   this
oity nnd an important part of  the
district, growing out of tlie Southern
Railway, will be   the  bridge  connecting the city with Lulu  Island.
This is contingent, it ia understood,
upon the outcome of pending negotiations between the city and  the
provincial   government   with   the
view of a   certain   reserve   at the
head of Lulu  Island   bBing   made
over to tho city as a site. for workshops, round house,   ifcc,   for   the
Southern Railway.   It is confidently expected that the required   concession will be made by the government.   To do the present provincial
government justice,  its  members,
and particularly the senior member
for this district, the provincial  secretary, have always shown a readiness to assist in furthering the interests of this   city by   making  all
reasonable   concessions    in    tlieir
power necessary to the  success  of
our various railway and other enterprises.    Westminster's   application
for the  reserve above  mentioned,
supported as it has   been  by   the
Richmond  council, and  favorably
considered by the government, may,
wo think, be taken as granted, and
inside of   six    months, probably,
added to our present ami prospective
advantages, we shall have connection, by a railway and traffic bridge,
■with one of the richest  and  most
thriving agricultural districts in the
The new explosive, emmensite,
which is now attracting considerable attention, is prepared, says
Engineering, by dissolving, at a
moderate temperature, an excess of
picric acid in nitric acid of a density
of from 50 ° to 60 ° Baume, an
operation whicli can be performed
without clanger if the temperature
is kept low. On evaporating the
liquid afterwards, fine rhombic
crystals of a bright yellow color are
first deposited, which are followed
by others of a lighter hue, and
finally by a precipitate of a bright
gray color, the whole of these three
being probably isomers, though their
composition has not as yot been determined with accuracy. It has,
however, been recognized that they
contain more hydrogen than picric
acid, and a quantity of oxygen insufficient for complete combustion.
To provide this missing quantity,
Sr. Emmens, the inventor of the
explosive, employs ammonium
nitrate, the mixture being effected
by melting together five parts, by
weight, of the above crystals with
five parts of ammonium nitrate over
a paraffine bath. When completely
fused, six parts of picric acid are
added aud thoroughly incorporated,
after whicli the whole is poured
into suitable moulds. These operations involve no danger if the temperature is kept below 200 ° Cent.
Thus prepared, emmensite is an
amorphous solid of a bright yellow
color, completely odorless, but having a bitter taste. It has a spongy
texture, and its specific gravity is
1.7, Microscopic examination tends
to confirm the opinion that it is a
chemical compound, and not a mere
mixture. The explosive is made in
several degrees of strength, some of
the qualities resembling dynamite,
while others can be used for firearms. It is but slightly sensitive
to shock, and No. 1 emmensite can
be heated without exploding, but
Nos, 3 and 4 detonate slightly when
raised to a high temperature.
An effort is being made again
this year, Vancouver taking the initiative, to have the province represented at the Toronto exhibition
this fall. The idea is, of course, a
good one, provided the exhibition
can be made thoroughly representative and justice insured to the different localities and interests taking
part. It is a notorious fact that
strict justice was not done in this
respect last year, but Vancouver
took the opportunity of glorifying
itself at the expense of otber sections of the province represented.
The small exhibit that went from
this city and vicinity on that occasion was taken under the wing
of the "empire city" and swelled its
display. The exhibit throughout
■was distinctly "tho Vancouver exhibit." Of course that city
engineered the British Columbia
show, and was entitled, for its enterprise, to all the credit that it
could fairly get out of the thing. It
is to be hoped, however, that the
British Columbia exhibit to the
Toronto exposition may be run on
somewnat different lines this year.
If AVcsttninster is going to take a
hnnd in the show at all—and we
see no reason why it shouldn't and
a good many why it should—we
must endeavor to work as far as
possiblo on tho principle that what
is worth doing at ull is worth doing
well. While heartily co-operating
with our sister city, Vancouver, and
other cities or sections of the province, with the view of having tho
province creditably represented at
tho Toronto exhibition this fall, we
should take enou-h additional interest in the matter to have a commissioner of our own to go with the
exhibit from this city and district
and see that it is properly
^displayed and credited in the
special department allotted to British Columbia. Our own provincial
exhibition will be held in this city
within a short time of the Toronto
exhibition—probably later. In preparing for the provincial show, intending exhibitors can keep in view
and devote a few choice samples of
products or manufactures for the
Toronto exhibit. Both exhibitions,
if properly turued to account, may
bo made effectual means of advertising the resources and advantages
of the province, and bringing us
what is required for their development and full enjoyment—capital
and population.
It will be seen by an item in
another column that Mr. Higgins,
for the Ross, McLaren Co., will
lay an ultimatum before the city
to the effect that the company's
mill will not be erected on the site
abovo this city unless on the condition that the council agree to
have the projected Southern Railway and traffic bridge built across
the Fraser at some point above the
proposed site of the Ross, McLaren
mills. The reason assigned for this
demand is that the bridge will interfere with the towing of vessels to
and from the mills, and prove very
detrimental to the company's interests. It is almost too bad that the
Ross, McLaren men find the prospective bridge to be so much in the
way that they cannot carry on
tlieir milling operations on the river
unless it is thrown across about
three miles above the city. The
bridge will, of course, have a draw,
and in similar circumstances elsewhere navigation has been found
to be quite possible. At any rate.it
would prove very detrimental to
the city's interests to consent to
have the railway and traffic bridge
built either above or below the city,
and such a proposition cannot be
entertained for a moment. While
we are in favor of giving every
reasonable encouragement to new
industries and enterprises, we have
no hesitation in declaring that the
royal city does not hold itself so
cheap as to be successfully dictated
to, against its own interests, by the
agents of any corporation, however
colossal in its operations, promises,
or threats. The bridge in question,
as is well known, is to be a traffic
as well us a railway bridgo. The
first-named feature is a very important one, and would itself justify
the bonus required. But a traffic
bridge three miles ubove the city,
connecting with no roads on the
opposite side of the river, is too
absurd to be thought of. Local
traffic would, of course, in time,
adopt itself, by force of necessity, to
such a roundabout route, but the
inoonvonience to the public and the
damage to this city would be incalculable. We should be sorry to
see the Ross, McLaren Co. abandon
their intention of operating their
extensive mills near the city, but if
this is contingent upon Mr. Higgins'
ultimatum, the larger interests of
the city must be considered first.
Fashionable New York society,
which is said to havo narrowed
itself down to "four hundred," and
is more than half inclined to blackball Mrs. Cleveland, now that she
is the wife of a private citizen, hus
a genuine "fad" just now, which has
more to recommend it than mere
novelty.. The select ones have
actually been invaded by the salvation army, in the person of Mrs.
Ballington Booth, a pretty, refined,
and formerly society young lady,
who has renounced the world and
its follies, espoused the cause of the
despised Salvationists, donned their
uniform, and, as the wife of a son of
General Booth, the founder of the
army, is devoting her life to salvation army work both in the slums
and palaces of the great American
metropolis. In all the luridness of
the army uniform, Mrs. Booth is
countenanced and given audience in
the rejtory parlors of the Episcopal
church and the fashionable parlois
of Fifth avenue, and the "upper
crust" are for the time nothing loth
to hear this devoted woman speak
of the subject nearest her heart and
of her work in the slums of New
York. In fact Mrs. Booth has become the rage, Before the whim
changes, it is not improbable that
some lessons in humanity and the
common origin and brotherhood of
man may have been brought home
to the minds of tho exclusive "society" of New York, Gail Hamilton,
a popular American writer.discusses
the subject in  the Graphic,   from
Children Cryfor Pitcher's Castoria.
which we make the following extracts : "The introduction of the
salvation army into the ranks of
fashion may be only a fashionable
caprice. The output from that
army of a young and pretty woman
into tho haunts of tho "four hundred" may be because she was young
and pretty; but can youth and
beauty be better employed than in
-bridging the awful chasm between
society and the slums. If the
Power outside ourselves has so made
ourselves that truth is more winning from curved and rosy lips than
from hard and harsh or even from
uncouth and ugly ones, why not
avail ourselves of it and bid truth
win, even thus, her votaries 1 If
society will take up Mrs. Ballington
Booth because of her simple charm,
let us look scrutinizingly at what
Mrs. Ballington Booth is trying to
do before we utterly frown down
this social whim. What says the
young woman in tho poke bonnet"
For one thing, that she is going to
put the salvation army on a different footing from that which it has
hitherto held—as needs must, if she
is the gentle lady her bearing indicates ; and on the other hand sho
does propose to continue some of the
methods which have made it to society not only objeotionablo but impossible. Yet on these points she is
not stubborn but argumentative.
She speaks from observation and
experience. She admits that the
army is theatrical, but pleads that
they must be theatrical to secure
their followers. It is the old argument of the mere; the harmless and
the conclusive Pauline argument—
to become all things to all men in
order that some men may be won.
* * * Mrs. Booth tells us that
she has entered rooms where women
were living who never so much us
lifted their head at hor entrance, or
made any sign of recognition of her
presence. Many and many a time
has sho rolled up her sleeves, tied a
sha wl around her hoad.taken mop or
broom in hand, and as the ladies of
society visit each other with cards
and carriage, broom and mop have
been her visiting cards and her
medium of intercourse in her calls
upon her and our wretched fellow
citizens. Often bas she gone thus
her dreadful round simply helping
these dumb creatures in their hopelessness ; helping to scrub floors and
scrub babies without speaking one
word of religion. But she has thus
secured her second position which is
of equally vital importance to the
first; viz., the friendliness of her
beneficiaries. Thus havo they been
drawn towards her and have felt
once more the touch and throb and
thrill of human life. Is it not possible that the cornet and drum may
have something to say for themselves. If fate has gone so hard, if
living souls have grown so benumbed
with beastly toil that common curiosity is dead within them, may not
Mrs, Booth be right in affirming
that far off church bolls will ring in
vain for them ? It must be something near and clear nnd loud,which
they will hear. Only that which
shocks the oar uttuned to melody
can strike the ear deadened by
doom to all but love. Not deadened
to love, for through all the misery
and the squalor tho mother's love
delves on and on, as Mrs. Booth
incidentally testifies, simply to provido food for tho children for whom
she can provide littlo else. Mrs.
Booth and her miseries would better be a fashionable fad in Fifth
avenue drawing rooms than not be
in thom at all. There is a vital
connection between the purlieus of
wretchedness and the pulaces of
luxury. * * * If Fifth avenue and the rectories will do something besides make ir fad of Mrs.
Booth, will stay her hands as Hur
and Aaron stayed the hands of
Mosos, will follow her with money
and time and organization into hor
haunts of poverty, will help her to
send the mother and children, whenever it is possible, out into tbo cheap
country-side whero fresh air costs
nothing and fresh water costs nothing, where rent is low nnd work
is greatly in demand ; will help to
support the poor mother there, will
eke out the labor of her feeble hands
with their own generous surplus
till she shall have grown strong to
support her children or even until
her children have grown strong to
support her—why, it will not be
inexpensive, but it will be less ex-
pensive than a 'revolt' less expensive than an uprising'" Gail Hamilton concludes as follows: "Blow,
bugles, blow, if your blast can pierce
the darkness of death 1 Nuisance
the salvation army may be, beneath
the windows of Fifth avenue, but
not so great a nuisance as tho reeking cellars out of sight, whero vice
and wretchedness brood and breed.
If tho salvation army can purify
these purlieus, blow, bugles, blow,
though every ear of Fifth avenue bo
deafened with their din,"
Tho trial of Halliold for tho murder
of his wife at Holland, Man., is progressing at the assizes. Thirty-five
colonists 'irrived at Winnipeg Wednesday from the enst. Fifteen will tnko
up lnnd in Manitoba, ahd tlto remainder will como to the coast.
(From Daily Columbian. Mar. 13.)
The barometer registered 20.18 this
morning, which is a very low reading.
Mrs. Thomas Mitchell of Eothsny,
Ont., dropped doad whilo attending a
meeting in the Presbyterian church
yesterday morning.
Whatcom has raised the full amount
of tho cash bonus promised Senator
Oanfield, for the N. W &B. B. Railway.   The amount is §50,000.
The contract for building tho foundation fnr Mr. Sheriff Armstrong's now
brick block has been awarded Mr. D.
McDonald, and work will bo commenced as soon as tlie old building is
Tho Dominion Illu-itrated of March
2nd contains a good representation on
its first insido page oi the famous
Canadian-American, Erastus Wiman,
and a short but interesting sketch of
his life.
A letter dated Port Orford, Or., 2nd
March, statos that the senlinii schooners below reported the following
catches: Walter L. Rich. 1G!); O. S.
Fowlor, 50; Sylvia Handy, 160; Helen
Blum (18th Feb.), 143:—Colonist.
Martin & Son's sawmill on tho Harrison river is now running full time,
nttd has a largo number of ordors on
hand. Lumber is how laid down, from
these mills, at Harrison Hot Springs,
at tho same price as charged in Westminster.
Tho gold excitement in Lower California hns spread to Westminster, aud
n number of gold-hungry old minors
aro preparing to striko out for Iho new
fields. Latest telegraphic advices say
drinks arc 50 cents each in the now
camp, sn wo would ndviso our mining
friends to look before thoy leap.
At the plica court tliis morning
James Shaw was charged $2 for a
night's lodging on tho Columbia streot
sidewalk. Shaw thought the rato
pretty high and grumbled considerably
over paying ii. Thomas Walsh and
John Walsh, charged with drunken-
neas, wero remanded for ono day.
Mr. E. Stoutt, of Yale, who has boon
mining in that section of the country
since '58, is registered at the Oriental.
He states that the old Vincent claim,
opposite Yalo, has been bought by
a Scotch syndicate, with plenty of
money, who intend putting in a new
flume nnd making general improvements on an extensive scale. — Colonist.
A man who had been drinking allowed his curiosity to get the better of
him yesterday and whilo wondering nt
the depth of tho hold of the Batavia
lost Mb balance and fell down it, a
distance of twenty-five or thirty feet.
He alighted on his right shoulder and
it was thought at lirst that he had
broken his neck, but an examination
by the ship's Biirgoun proved that he
had escaped injury except in being
badly shaken up. Ho was sobered but
slightly confused and walked off with
an air of embarrassed surprise.—News-
reach Trees In Itloom.
This morning Mr. C. M. McNaughten laid on our table n small branch of
a poach tree, on which were many
bloBsoma in full bloom, Tbo troo from
whicli the branch was cut does not
grow in a hot-house but in tho opon
air in Mr. McNuugliten'a garden.
This is only tho 13th ot Mnrch und the
blossoms have been out a couplo of
days. Onr Eastern frionds may bo
rather astonished to learn that peach
trees in Westminster aro iu bloom,
but thoy will bo tlio hotter ablo to appreciate this beautiful climate uf British Columbia.
The B-iir-i Improvement*.
The park improvements nro proceeding 'famously, and tho work promises
to bo more quickly and economically
dono than at first anticipated. Thirty
mon wero at work yesterday but only
put in part time owing to the rain.
About 30 acres have been slashed sinco
tho work commenced on Monday and
tho work of stumping and grubbing is
under way. Mr. Patterson, the foreman, proves himsolf to be tho proper
man for the direction of tho work, and
the park committeo is to be congratulated im socuring his services. In
consequence of tho improvements property in the vicinity of tho park is
rising in value.
l-'i-fHlr Sillmnu.
Tlio run of sprini: Balmon is increasing daily and last niglit the boats averaged 13 liah eaoh. W. H. Vianen's
lish huuso presented a pretty sight this
morning, tlio lloor being covered with
rows of fino salmon fresh from tho
water, aomo „t which weighed ovor 30
poundBand the smallest nut Ices than 15
pounds, Mr. Vianen shipped 500 lbs.
of salmon to Montreal nnd othor eastern points to-day, and will mako several moro largo shipments to-morrow.
The demand for fresh salnum is continually iiioreaaing, and if tho run of
lish was largo enough a carload of salmon would be shipped tn the eastern
market every day.
Allill'la faille lor Britisli Columbia.
Cattlo have often been shipped from
tho interior of British Columbia tu the
Northwost Territories, but tho lirst
shipment is yot to bo mndo from tho
Northwest to British Oolumbia, Noxt
week the lirst consignment of Alberto
cattle will arrive in this oity from Calgary, lt will consist nf a full train
load, consigned to VanVolkonburgh
Bros. A fow years ng" a bulk of tho
boof supply came from Oregon, but
our own country is developing so rapidly that thero is no necessity now tu go
abroad for either beef or mutton. Thia
shipment of Alberta cuttle will bring
the ranchers of British Oolumbia and
the Northwest iuto active competition.
A New llnm-in mill.
Mr. L. Riske, of this city, is making
arangements for establishing a quartz
mill on tho Monishee claim, noar the
head uf Cherry Creek. The Monishee
is owned by Mr. Risko and two othor
gentlemen, and is considered sufficiently rich to warrant tho expense of a
quartz mill and concentrator. The
mill will have a capacity for crushing
12 tons of quartz daily. It will bo run
by water-powor, plenty of whioh is in
the neighborhood of the proposed site.
As soon as the roads are in a passable
condition the machinery will be token
into Cherry Creek and the mill ereoted
undor the supervision of Mr. J. W.
Whiteside, tho mining expert, who
will have charge of tho works.
The illsli.tt-a Palace.
It is understood His Lordship Bishop
Sillitoo bus arranged for tho creation
of an Episcopal I'alaoe on Blackwood
street, opposite the residenco of I. B.
Fisher, Esq. The palace will bo of ample
proportions and imposing architecture
and in every way a credit to the oity.
One or two district churches will be
built, to relieve the preasure on the
present accomodation of Holy Trinity
church. The boll towor will shortly
be Been towering abovo the churoh,
nnd wo predict that before another
year passes tho chimes will bo calling
the people to prayor. The good bishop
is indefatigable in his efforts for tho
spiritual welfare of his people, nnd ho
is greatly and unceasingly beloved and
respected by all creeds and classes
throughout his extensive diocese.
Fnnti Texada.
A man named Dore has arrived in
tho city from Texada Island, whore ho
went to prospect for gold, but was unsuccessful in striking any big bonanza.
Dure reports that 400 men aro prospecting the island with varying success. The uro is nf a low grade and
tho best seen by Dore would not assay
more than 818 to the ton. Steamers
arrive daily bringing more prospectors
and the outlook seems to bo that the
island will shortly havo a largo population. There is no supply storo established yet, and one is badly wanted;
nud in this line there is n good opening
for a live man. But if groceries nro
Bhort, grog Ib plenty, and the owner of
the tent auloon is cleaning up more gold
dust than any miner on the island.
Opinions differ as to the richness of
Texada quartz, but tho most intelligent
miners feel confident that some good
strikes will yot be made.
Sent to lhe Insane Asylum.
Tho unfortunate Mra. Knight, a
Chinese cook named Ah Sam, and a
young girl named Jonnio Hamilton
wero sent up to Woitminster this
morning tu bo placed in tho lunatic
asylum. Mra. Knight who was takon
in charge on Snturday last for safe
keeping, was yesterday pronounced insane, nud an order wns made out for
hor commitment to the asylum. She
ia convinced that she is at lust to be
Bent homo to England, this being hor
hobby for somo mouths past. Ah Sam
is pusitirc he is a dog, and barks and
growls nt all who approach him. The
third unfortunate—Jonnio Hamilton-
has been employed as u servant girl by
a family iu the city, nnd was handed
over to tho polico yesterday for safe
keeping. She has been a resident of
this city only n short time, and wa3
brought out from tho north of Ireland.
Sho is uBicted with religious mania,
and last ovening alio had Boveral bad
paroxysms, spitting and foaming at tbo
mouth.—Colonist, Mar. 12.
John Hall Dead.
John Hnll, ono of the oarly pioneers
of British Columbia, and for many
years a resident of this district, diod
in Seattle this morning. Hall, it will
bo remembered by nianyof our readers,
was tried fur tho murder of an Indian
woman named "Dish" nnd was found
guilty of manslaughter and sentenced
to 7 years in peuitentary. The facta
nf the case uro those: On October 17th
1882, Hall took homo 7 bottlea of
whisky, nud a spree ensued which last-
od till tho next day. About i p. in.
of the 18th "Dish" stole some monoy
belonging to Hall and refused to give
it. up, A man named Calder searched
tlio woman nnd found n $20. gold piece
in her bosom. Hull in tho meantime
went for his rifle and returning shut
tho woman dead ns shu was running
towards hor canoe. HbII'b sentonco
expired last June and ho was then ro-
leasod from tho ponitentnry and wont
to Senttlo, whoro he resided with his
sou till his death this morning. He
wns considered by ull whu know him,
to In- a most inoffensive man, and it is
certain the shooting would nevor have
uccured hnd be not been under the influence of liquor at tho time. The
news of his death oiimu unexpectedly
anil surprised his many old friends iu
this city, who nro unanimous in regretting his lioingso suddenly called uwny.
D. McOillivary, of Sumas, gave us a
call this aftornoon.
0. B. Sword J. P., of Riverside, is
staying ut the Oolonial.
E. L. Kirkland and bride arrived
homo yesterday from Viotoria.
Albeit Wilson shot and kiliod Misa
Sarah Marshal at Watford, Ont., becauso slio icfusod to allow him to walk
linino with hor from church. Ho then
sot liro to a straw stack to draw attontion from his movements. Ho is
still nt liberty.
 .—. .,. ♦.—	
It is rumored that Hon. L. M. Jones
will shortly rotiro from tho Manitoba
cabinet. Col. McMillan io montioned
us hia probablo successor.
Absolutely Pure*
This powder mi ver varies. A marvel of
purity• strength nnd wholesomouess. More
eoonomlcnlthiintho ordinary kinds,and
ennnot be sold in competition with the
multitude or low tout, short weight alum
or phosphate powdera, Sold only In cam,
Royal Baking Powdkb Co^ioewalist,
New York. sfely
Lot 43T, in Hie *f uiiiclnality of
clay loam: about70acres cleared nnd
fenced wllh iz,/„>l fencing; good bearing
orr-liiii-d, sniiill frame limine, large barn
and stable; good water, both woll and
creek; facing nn Frasor ii vor with good
slonmbont landing. Prioe, $1,000, liberal
terms.        Apply lo
noOdlt-wtc Chilliwhaok, B.O.
000.000 peopla b-sliuTo that lt
ind most telitblehoose, and they nw
's Seeds
M, FERRY 4 CO. an
acknowledged to bo the
'.argest Seedsmen
In ths world.
nitiBtrited, Descriptive anil Priced
• UeHlUau.     \jSuMikiiali  AddiST
D.M. FERRY ftCO.,Wind«or,OnL
Samuel Mellaril,
Dealer In Cutlery, Earthenware,
Bonks, stationery nnd Medicines.
band Agent, Conveyancer, and
Notary Public.
Agent for "The Columbian."
Post Ollloo Addross, Chilllwhack.
Bank of Montreal.
CAPITAL (all paid up), • (1-2,000,000
REST,       -       •       •       6,000,000
Head Office, • Montreal.
SIR I). A. SMITH, K. C. M. O.-ProBldeut.
0. A. DRUMMOND, Esd—Vloe-Prosldont
W. J. BUCIIANAN-Gciierul Manager.
Eng.i Now York, Chicago, and in all
tho principal cities and towns lu Canada.
Interest allowed nil speoial deposits.
Manager, Vancouver.
sun-Ail ent, Now Westminstor.
Reduced Prices!
Opp. Colonial Hotel
Columbia St,,   •  Kew Westminster.
dwmhfflto Wednesday Morning, Mar. HO. 188».
(From Daily Columbian, Mar. 14.)
The Barometer registered 29.12 to-
\ day.
Mr. Max. Mowat left with tho str.
Fairy Queen this morning to deposit
300,000 spring and sockeyo aalmon fry
in Pitt Lako.
j A. M. Nelson advertises 10 pairs of
j well broken oxen for sale. Application to be made to Doc. English or to
T. L. Briggs.
At the polico  court  this  morning,
Thomas Walsh and John Walsh  were
dismissed, the  charge  against  them
j being withdrawn.
Lizzie Prosser, while crossing the
I railway track at West Toronto June-
, tion Tuesday night, was crushed to
■ death by the cars.
Four hundred and lifty Roumanian
peasants loft Bucharest on the 5th   of
this month.   One  hundred  of  them
' aro bound for BtitiBh Columbia.
Father  Chiniquy lectured  in   the
Carlton street Methodist Church, Toronto, Tueaday night.   Ho condemned
tho order of Jesuits in severe terms.
i     The str. Irving arrived  down  from
n her winter quarters on tho Ooquitlam,
1 this morning, und will be placed in repair for resuming her regular trips between thia city and Chilliwhack.
The city assessors are getting along
rapidly with their woik. When their
' work iB completed it will be found
that the value of assesable property
will be much greater than was anticipated by the most sanguine.
The establishment of Prestman &
Co., of Toronto.brokers, was raided
yeBterday afternoon, and seven persons
were arrested on a charge of keeping
or frequentinga common gaming house.
The police allege the plaoe is a bucket
Reports from Chilliwhack say the
fanners are hard at work seeding and
planting. Nearly all have tinished
ploughing and if fine weather lasts for
a couple of weeks the bulk of the seeding will be over. An early harvest is
Wm. Reidt has returned home from
Olynipin, W. T. where he has been for
the last live weeks. Mr. Reidt says
there is quite an excitement in the
Sound cities ovor tho prospects of
Westminster, and a large amount of
American capital may be expected to
bo invested hero ahortly.
The third Colonist party of the season leaft Toronto last night for Manitoba and the Northwest. It was
made up of eight special trains, in addition to the regular express. There
wero about 500 passengers and 121
cars of settlers' efl'ootB. The movement to Manitoba this year is tremendous.
The weather has been very changeable and unpleasant for several days,
and the barometer has been very low
indeed. Capt. Peele says a great
atorm is raging somewhere near at
hand, tho effects of which will be
heard of before long. Luckily the
rains have boen warm and vegetation
has received a noticeable impulse.
The Bellingham Bay National Bank
has announced itself ready for business
at Sobiimo, W.T., with a capital stock
of 860,000. The bank will do a general business, and its list of stock
holders is made up of some of the best
business mon on the coast. Mr. F,
M. Wade iB president; Mr. Ed. Eld-
ridge, vioo-president; and Jas. W.
Morgan, cashier.
Testimonial 10 Mr. 8. T. Tiller.
One of tho heaviest losers by the ro-
cont lire at Vancouvor was Mr. S. T.
Tilley. Knowing the loss Mr. Tilley
sustained, several of his friends joined
together to assist him, and the result
has been that a handsome sum has
beeu placed to his credit at the Bank
of British North America. The gift
was made known to Mr Tilley by
Mayor Oppenheiinor in a nicely-worded letter, containing the list rif subscribers to tho fund, nnd was feelingly
and suitably acknowledged by tho
grateful recipient. It is such doeds of
kindness as this that give us n good
opinion of human naturo, und make
life worth living.—World.
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Sentence Reversed.
The caso of  Tommy  Lynch,   sent-
- enced tu six months imprisonment under the "Speedy Trials Aot," was appealed by Mr. T. C. Atkinson, counsel
for tho defense, on the ground that
Lynch was convicted on the depositions of two witnesses who had since
left thia country and wore not present
to reiterate thoir evidence nt the trial
before Mr. Justice McCreight,. The
appeal was heard beforo tho full court
at Victoria this week,   Mr.   Atkinson
- contending I list n conviction could not
be made on tho nhovo mentioned depositions. The court agreed that the
appeal was well taken and thu judgment was quashed. Mr. Lynch is
theroforo a free man again.
Coal Xeur AshcroH.
Advices from Ashcroft aro to tho of-
fect that the coal claim which Messrs.
McNioholl and Finney have beon
vigorously prospecting for the past
year is turning out favorably. Mr.
MoNioholl informs us that ho litis sunk
sixty-five feet on the claim, and that
the coal laya in strata ranging frnm six
to sixteen feet in thickness, thn strata
being separated from each other hy a
thin layor of limestone rock. This
coal, whicli is proiinuiicod of excellent
quality, lies to the norlh nf Ashcroft
25 miles. Mr, Niclmll does not expect
tu rcaltae on his claim immediately,
but presupposing the building of the
Cariboo railway ho expects to iiguro us
ftooal brtron, and pi'Bsibly ns a president otthe cr-uncil —Times,
Last Saturday night two half breeds,
who live near Brownsville, mado a
very hearty supper on wild patBnips,
and shortly afterwards were taken
alarmingly ill. An Indian brought thein
over to Westminster nnd they were
admitted into tho Indian department
of St. Mary's Hospital. By the time
they reached the hospital they wore in
convulsions, and their lives were in
great dangor. Hr. Fagan happened
to be in attendance at the timo and
quickly set to work to save them if
possible. A stoninch pump wbb used
with good effect, and their stomachs
cleared of the poisonous stuff. The
men had a narrow esaape and suffered
terrible pain, but they have now been
discharged from the institution completely cured.
The secretary of the board of trade
telegraphed to Mr. D. Chisholm, M.
P., at Ottawa, last night, asking him
to press upon the attention of the government the nocessity of having the
dredger sent to .Westminster immediately for tho purpose of dredging certain places in the harbor, as the water
was now low and in Juno the water
would bo high and the work would
then be done at a great disadvantage.
A reply was received from Mr. Chisholm this afternoon, stating that the
minister of public works had ordered the dredger to go to Westminster at onco and perform tho work.
This prompt action of the government
and Mr. Chisholm, our member, is
most commendable, and will be received with appreciation by the people of
Westminster. Tho droclger is urgently required to deepen the river in front
of somoof tho wharves in order toenoble
sea going vessels of deep draught to
discharge and take on cargo.
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Serious Accident.
At Maple Ridge, yesterday, little
Georgio Dawson, son of ex Reeve
Dawson, mot with an accident which
caused him the loss of Iub right hatid.
Georgie and a boy named Edge were
playing together with an axe,
striking it into a chopping block for
amusement and probably to try their
strength. By somo moans, which cannot bo explained, the boy Edge raised
the axe and struck at tho block while
George's hand was resting upon it.
Tlio axo desended, struck George'B
hand just bnck of the knuckles, in a
diagonal direction, completely severing from tho rest of the hand and badly shattering the bones of the index
finger and thumb. The boy was immediately brought to this city and
taken to St. Mary's hospital where he
received the necessary attention from
Dr. Fagan, the houso surgeon. This
morning after consultation, Dr. Fngan
decided that the rest of the hand must
be amputated, and ho was assisted in
tho operation by Dr. I. M. McLean
and Mr. James Ellard. The amputation was successfully performed, and
the littlo chap stood the ordeal bravely and is now doing as well as might
be expected under the  circumstances,
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The Baptist Concert.
The concert given under tho auspicos
of the Olivet Baptist church last
niglit in aid of the church funds,
was a vory enjoyable affair. Although
tho weather, unfortunately, was rather
unfavorable for tho occasion, tho edifice was fairly woll-filled with an appreciative audience. Tho seleetions
wero all in nico tasto and were very
well rendered throughout. Tho concert began at 8:30 o'clock and the following programme was carried out in
Pianoforte Duot — "Qui Vive?"
Misses Rand and DeBeck;
Quartette — "Soldier's Farewell,"
Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Major, Messrs. Woods
and Prentis;
Song—"Angola ever Bright nnd
Fair," Miss French;
Pianoforte Solo—Mozart's Sonata,
No. fl. Miss Lewis;
Song—"The Sunset on the Sen,"
Mrs. Flanders;
Select Reading—J. S. Clute, Esq.
Song—"Pray for Us," Mr. Hamber.
Instrumental Duot—"Lucretia Borgia." Misses Rand and DeBeck;
Song—"The Two Children," Mra.
Duct—"O! That wo two were Maying," Miss McBrido and Mr. Hamber;
Song—"At tho Eastern Gate," Miss
Quartotto—"Moonlight will Cumo
Again," Mrs. Flanders, Mrs. Major,
Messrs. Cunningham and DeBeck;
Song—"Josus Lover of My Soul,"
Miss McBride.
Every item on tho programme wns
woll rendorod and thoroughly enjoyed
by tlm audionco. Tho concert, on tho
whole, wna ono nf tho beat over givon
in the city. Encores were bestowed nn
Mr. Olute, Mrs. Flanders, Mrs. McCrady, Miss McBrido nnd Mr. Hamber, which were all responded to. The
singing of the National Antlioin by tho
whole assemblage brought proceedings
to a close. Tlio concert was given for the
purpose nf raising funds In pay off tho
debt on the church, and Mrs. Hill,
who had chargo of the management,
deserves the greatest credit for tho unqualified succoss which attended tho
Eioiity PER oknt. of the liuiiiaii raco,
according to a high authority, suffer
from ono or otlier form of blood taint.
Nevor allow this latent evil to develop
into serious disease wliilo the blood can
he kopt pure ami tlio system clean hy
proper prncautlons, rrnch ns using Burdock Blood Bitters, whenever any scrofulous symptoms appear, No medicine
equals B, B. 11. aa;'-. blood oloansor.
(F. cm Daily Columbimi, Mar. IB.)
Tho barometer had an upward
tendency to-day, and Capt. Poole predicts gentle raiua followed by clearing
This morning the lirst 4-horse stage
of tho Tait Line left the city in grand
Btyle for Whatcom, with Frank Gilbert
as driver.
The police court docket was clean
to-day, no casea of disorder having disturbed the peace of the city during the
past 24 hours.
The next vessel tn load lumber at
the Royal City Planing Mills iB expected to arrive on the 25th inst. The
company is arranging for several more
The estimated revenue of the city of
Victoria from all sources, including
$38,000 from water rates, for the present year, ia 8153,212. The expenditure foots up a total of 8163,419.
On Monday next the C.P.R, will
commence a daily transcontinental
service instead of a six days' service as
in the past. This addition will be
greatly appreciated by the travelling
Sheriff McMillan Wednesday night
seized the Bteamer Barbara Boscowitz
under an execution of Henry Saunders
for 823,000. Mr. Saunders intends
contesting the validity of the mortgage
of $20,000 held by Mr. Boscowitz
against tho steamer.—Colonial.
Constable Haywood arrived from
Vancouver this afternoon with two
prisoners consigned to tbe provincial
gaol. One is Mike Hanly, committed
for trial for forgery, and the other
Frank Josephs, alias Scott, who will
serve a term of six weeks for vagrancy,
Fishermen say that seals are more
numerous in the river this spring than
for many years. They follow the salmon nets, and when a fish becomes
entangled they attack it and devour it
unless frightened off by the boatmen,
The damage done to nets by these
thieves is sometimes considerable.
A pile-driver was towed up to the
mission this morning by the str. Adelaide. It will be usod by the contractors in connection with the building of tho new mission bridge. The
construction of the bridge is expected
to make things quite lively in the
vicinity of the mission this summer,
The Vancouver World Bays au effort
is being made in that city to form an
imperial federation league. With
this object a meeting was held in
Messrs. Corbuuld & McOoll's office
Wednesday night, a number nf thoso
present signing their names. A committee was appointed to make arrangements for a meeting aa a future date.
An attempt is now being made before the house to have a bill passed
empowering a company to drain Burnaby lake and the small lake near by,
the land reclaimed te be the property
of the petitioners for the bill. This
Bcheme if carried into effect will do
away with Burnaby lake, depreciating,
it is claimed, the value of land in that
vicinity and depriving tbe community
of the only inland body of water within
eaay reach of the. oity. The proporty
owners near the lake are protesting
against the passage of the bill, and the
feeling of the people of Westminster
is not favorable to it. Strong efforts,
we understand, will be made to prevent the bill from passing.
A Feeble Failure.— Many persons
become feeble and fail in health from disease of the blood, liver, kidneys and stomach when prompt use of Burdock Blood
Bitters, the grand purifying and regulating tonic, would quickly regulate every
bodily .function and restore to perfect
health.  __^___^____
Hot Springs Ore.
Mr. Morris Moss yesterday received
a sample of ailver ore from the No. 1
mine, Hot Springs camps, Kootenay
Lake, which carries a largo quantity of
wiro silver, and is aB rich a specimen
ns could be desired. It waa takon
from tho shaft. A tunnel is being run
to tap the ledge at one hundred feet,
and if it continues the same character
of ore, the mine will prove one of im
nicnse value. Morris is jubilant.—
The Short Une Hallway.
The Now Westminster and Vancouver Short Lino Railway Oo. have aBked
for un act of incorporation, their object
being to construct and operate a short
railway lino botween the cities of New
Westminster and Vanoouvor. The
capital stock of tho company is placed
at 8500,000, and the applicants for incorporation aro Messre. Robert Dickinson and Henry Hoy of New Westminster, nnd Messrs. Thos. Dunn and
R. G. Tatlow of Vancouver.—Colonist.
ns at any othor oilice 111
Children Cryfor
lllvi-i- Month Improvements.
Tho repairs lo the snagboat, Samson
tiro going alioad rapidly and it Ib ex-
pocied she will be roady for work
again by next Thursday. Tho first
duties Captain Grant will be called
upon to perform will be to drive a row
of piles against which a large number
of mattrasses will bo sunk. Messrs.
Gilley Bros, tho entergetie contractors
for tlio work, have a larger number of
mattrasses ready to put in plaoe, snd
moro are under construction. When
theso mattrasses aro down the good
work that is being accomplished at
at tho mouth of the river will bo greatly
—. ...
A Liki: ot Ease.—Mias Lizzie Rat-
clilTo, writing from Falkirk, Ont., sayat
"Ihad snch a cough I could not Bleep
and was fust going into consumption; I
tried everything I could hear of without
relief, list when I got Hagyard's Pectoral Balaam I soon got case. It la the
best NK'tlicitH.' 1 ever tried." Lizzio Rat-
elide, I'ViUnIrk, Ont.
Pitcher's Castoria.
The Queen's Iloicl Leased.
The Queen's Hotel, on Columbia
street, which bus remained unoccupied
sinco its erection, has been leased by
Mr. Duncan to a Mrs. Miller, from
Halifax, N.S., who will furnish it in
firBt-class style and conduct it on the
temperance plan. Mrs. Miller has
taken possession and hopes to have this
fine hostelry ready for the reception of
guests by the lat of May. She has
also rented the vacant store on the
ground flat. The opening of this hotel
will be a great Soon to the city, as
travel has increased bo rapidly of late
that the present hotels are at times
unable to furnish the required accom
Tcxadu News.
Messrs. Hooper and Shupe, of Vancouver, have discovered an immense
ledge of ore about threo miles above
the "Golden Slipper" camp. TheBe
gentlemen, not seeing anything in
sight, began prospecting on one of the
hills whioh abound on Tedada, and after going down about three feet uncovered a ledge about three feet in
width. The prospectors therefore feel
jubilant over the new find.
Mr. Eaton has also located a fine
ledge on tho south-eastern part of the
island. Seme of the " float" rock
taken frnm tho new claim and which is
being exhibited is a fine looking samp'e
of quartz.—Courier.
The Far Trade.
Furs are beginning to be brought in
by Indians and others, but only a small
number have been marketed as yet,
Yesterday W. H. Vianen purchased 30
beaver skins which wero trapped near
Chilliwack this winter. Although
the weather has not been cold, and
therefore against handsome furs, the
skins are considered prime and of fine
color. As Boon as the Indians begin
to return from their winter quarters a
lively time is expected in the fur market, aB reports say trapping has been
fairly good during the last three
monthB. Deer were unusually numerous last fall aud the Northern Indians
killed immense numbers of them.
Ucdnrllon In Freight on lumber.
The management of the Canadian
Pacific Railway, always seeking to encourage the natural industries of the
province and open up new channels of
trade, has made a material reduction
in the ratea on the shipment of lumber
and shingles in carload lots to Msnitob.;
and the Northwest Territories. In relation to this, Mr. D. E. Brown, district freight agent, yeaterday issued the
hew schedule of rates of freight from
Fort Moody, Vancouver and New
Westminster to the undermentioned
points as follows:
Calgary  35c. 40c. per 100 lbs.
Dunmoro   40e. 45c.        "
Maple Creek  42Ko. 46c.       "
Regina  47c. 55c.       "
Winnipeg,  r.c. Mc.       "
The above are all carload lots of not
loss than 30,000 lbs.—News-Advertiser.
The Boss-Melaren Hills.
Mr. W. H, Higgins, manager of
the Ross-McLaren Lumber Co., states
that he is all ready to begin work on
the companys mills and that mon are
on the road from Ottawa for that purpose, but he is emphatic in declaring
that not a stroke of work will be done
until it is definitely-settled whero the
Southern Railway bridge will onus the
river. Mr. Higgins Bays a bridge
across the river, below the site of the
mill, would be veiy detrimental to the
interests of the company, as vessels be
ing towed down stream during the high
water season would bo difficult to
ninuuge and would be liable to strike
against tho piers. He will lay the sub
jeot before Ihe council for their consideration at tho next meeting probably. The beat interests of the city
are the lirst questions to be considered
in this case.
The rirat Conalgnment.
The fint train of Northwest cattle
for British Columbia left Calgary ou
Wednesday night and arrived at Katnloops last night and were unloaded
there to be fed and watered. The
cattle will be put aboard again this
evening, and at midnight tho special
will leave for WestminBter and is expeoted to arrive hero to-morrow evening, making the trip in a little over
three days, ineluding the atop at Kamloops of 24 hours for feeding tho cattle.
Immediately on arrival here tho cattle
will be unloaded and stabled till required for killing. Messrs. VanVolk-
onburgh Bros, are the consignees. If
this consignment is the success expected more shipments will follow as
tho trade demands. Thu consignees
wish us to correct the report in this
morning's News-Advertiser that the
cattle had been five daya on the road
from Calgary, and that thoy would be
killed immediately on arrival. Thia
statement ia incorrect in every particular.
A Uat Nine.
W. A. DoHaas, who ia interested in
miuca in the Okanogan country, will
leave for Alaaka Thursday next.
Alaaka presents an alluring liold to
proapeotora, who believe it is exceedingly rioh in the precious minerals.
They constantly refer to the great
Treadwell mines and works, where
thore are 240 stamps under one roof.
Mr. DoHaas is backed by men of
meniiB and is going on a genoral prospecting tour, though ho is in reality in
search of a Inat mino. About a year
ngo Indians residing on tho slioro of
Norton Sound found twu dismantled
sloops wreckod nnd containing nothing but about 300 tons of silvor ore, |
tho crow bavin-; beon lost, evidently,
in a storm that had prevailed shortly
before they discovered the sloops.
Thoy informed the officers of the
United States revenue cutter, who so-
cured specimens of the ore and sent
them to San Franciscj. The ore assayed 8400 to the ton, and samples
from it, as well as assays, are now in
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A Kunnwar Couple Stopped.
This morning telegrams were received by Mr. Moresby and the chief of
police, from a man in Whatcom, asking
that his daughter Nellie Gallagher, and
a man named W. H. Hart be arrested
and dotained. No explanation of tho
affair was given, but the general supposition was that a runaway match had
taken place. The couplo arrived by
the Whatcom stage at 2 o'clock ond us
they were stepping off the ferry steamer
Mr. Moresby informed thom that he
wished to speuk privately with them.
After a abort confab, in whicli Mr.
Moreiby explained the cause of his
action, the couple agroed to go the
Colonial and remain without trying to
escape until the arrival of Gallagher
trom Whatcom this evening. Con
stable Carty was ulso in attendance
and escorted the couple to the Colo
nml. In conversation with Hart, Mr.
Moresby learned the following parti
culars: Hart keeps a saloon in Whatcom ond during two years, while his
wife was absent in the East, Nellie
Gallagher acted aa house-keeper for
him, and wns greatly esteemed by his
children. Mrs. Hart lately returned
home ond Nellie left the house ond
went to live with her father ond
mother who keep a boarding house.
Nellie cloimsthot her father is a cruel
and unnatural parent, and waB frequently in the habit of abusing her;
alao that her mother winked at ascheme
whereby Nellie was assaulted by one
of tho boarders, whose wrong intentions, however, were not successful. She escaped from her
home and fled to Hart, who took
her in charge and left immediately
for Westminster for the purpose,
he says, of placing hor in the Sister's
convent. Hart disclaims any intention
of an elopement, and Bays he is only
acting out of kindness to the girl.
Hart is a man of about 45 years of age,
and it must be confessed looks like
anything but a gay Lothario. Nellie
is a plump and goud-looking little girl
of about 18 summers, and duos not look
in the least romantic. Both acted very
quietly when taken iu charge and neither seemed to be greatly disappointed,
but Nellio showed the natural timidity
of her Bex by edging up just o little
closer to her protector, ob if to be safe
should some greater evil befall. The
couple were bespattered with mud and
showed evidences of fast driving and
muddy roads. When the horse they
started with gave out the couple waited
for the stage and made the latter port
of the journey in that conveyance.
The girl's father will arrive this
evening from Whatcom and then his
Bide of the story will be learned, and
which iB certain to differ very materially from Hart's. Nellie has expressed
her decided intention of not returning
home, aud thero is no law to compel
her to do so, as she is free from her
father's control while in Canada, unless
an extraditable offence is laid against
her. The latter is not likely, and
Bome interesting developments are
likoly.to follow her father's arrival.
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Important to Workinomen,—Artisans, mechanics and laboring men nre
liable to sudden accidents and injuries,
as well as painful cords, stiff joints and
lameness. To all thus troubled we
would recommond Hagyard's Yellow Oil,
the handy and reliable pain cure for outward or internal use.
Victoria, March 14.—The speaker
took the chair at 2:15 p.ir.. Prayers
were lead by Rev. Mr. Starr.
Col. Baker presented a petition
from James Rogers and others, concerning the amciidinout of a certain
clause in the mineral act. Tho petition was laid on the table. Mr. Martin presented a petition of a similar
character tu thuse previously ruled out
of order by tho speaker. Ho said he
knew that it would bo ruled out of ordor, as it addressed tho lieutenant-
governor ill council, but, would have to
present it, us bis constituents desired.
The petition of certain druggists in
Victoria opposing bill no. 24, relating
to poison bottles, was road and ordered to bc printed.
Tbo committee on standing orders
nnd private bills recommended the reception of the petition regarding tho
reclaiming of the land covered by
Burnaby Lako although tho standing
orders had not been entirely complied
with in regard to an advertisement in
tho local papers. Tho cotumittoo nlso
advised thu suspension nf the standing orders to allow the reception of
the petition of Victoria city in refer-
once to the amendment of tho official
map act. The report of tho committee
was recoived.
Mr. Fry moved, accorded by Mr.
Martin, that n select committee be appointed with power to oall for all person, papers, maps and records and reports to the house to onquire into nil
matters relating to the west half of
section 11, range 2, Cowichan District,
Bold by the crown on 10th November,
1876, and which piece of land is claimed by tho Indians as formerly part of
the Indian reserve at Cowichan. The
said committoe to bo composed of
Mossra. T. Davio, Martin, Bolo, Croft
and tho mover.
The mover Baid' that tho Indians
hold possession of tho landjnd would
dispute the ownership with Tlie holdor
of the crown grant to tho death ond
unless something was done and Ihe
owner attempted to tnko possession a
murder wuuld bo done. The resolution wns oarried.
The house went into committee of
the wholo, Mr. Manson in the chair,
on the Vancouver Stroot Railway bill, j
The bill was reported complete with
amendments; to be considered on Friday.
The house again went into committee on the municipalities bill (Beaven),
Mr. Semlin in the chair. The committeo rose and reported progress and
asked leave to sit  again.
The standing order having been suspended the bill to incorporate the
Burnaby Lake Improvement Company
wos introduced. The bill read tha
first time and referred to the committee on standing orders and private
Mr. Beaven asked leave to introduce
a bill relative to the amendment of the
Victoria official map act. Leave was
granted and bill read a first time and
referred to the private bill committee.
House rose at 6115.
On notices of motion Mr. Humphreys will move that an order of the
house.be granted to return the number of cases and description of the
work, the amount of salary and otherwise paid to the official stenographer
to date.
Mr. Turner is to introduce an act
respecting assignments for the benefit
of creditors.
Questions: Mr. Martin will ask
the attorney-general is it within the
power of the provincial government to
establish a common on any lands
within the 20-mile belt.
The provincial secrotary will move
on the consideration of tho report on
bill (No. 9) entitled "an act to amend
the public school act," the following
as a new clause : "Section (9) with
the sanction of the lieutenant-governor-
in-council for cause tn summarily
suspend the teaching of any teacher
and cancel for cause his certificates of
qualification of any teacher under the
lieutenant-governor in oouncil shall
confirm or disallow his action in suspending such teacher, and the cancellation or suspension of tho teachers
certificate when confirmed by the
lieutenant-governor in council shall
release the scliool trustees of the district in which such teacher is employed
from any obligation to continue to
employ him as teacher."
"The Wny of Transgressors In Hard."
Editor Columbian.—Last Sunday a
wayfaring man in charge of a team laden
with household goods, consisting of various articles, together with women and
children, was met on the Scott Hoad
about 3 miles from New Westminster.
Ho had been from 9 o'clock a.m. until 5
o'clock p.m. in making that distanco.
He declared he had not travelled such a
hard road before. Any one, in future,
who may be fleeing from justice to the
"land of the free, should uot take that
road, for fear of being caught; it is full
of sloughs, aud seems to be neglected
both by the government and the municipal councils, although a leading road
from N. \V. to the boundary l'ne.
The Letter that Came from Mr. J.
Hayden, 139 Chatham St. Montreal,
says: "I was troubled for years with
biliousness and liver complaint, aud 1
never found any medicine to help me
liko Bnrdock Blood Bitters, in fact one
bottle made a completo cure."
BULL, "GllKOrl lin Prince Ilth"; calved
May 8th, 1887.  Price, S200; lu good condition and lit lor Bervice.  Applyto
wfe6m2 Luln L-limd.
liwhack, containing W acres, 50 ot
which ure In goud Kittle of cr.llivatlon;
4 ncres In orchard. Eighty tons of hny
nnd grain were grown on tho £0 ncres
last season. Comfortable houso and frame
barn and outbuilding. Fine mountain
stream runs across (arm. Price -?',50i).
This is a splendid chance. For further
particulars apply, personally, or by lettor,
to C. RYDER,
feb5-w-tc Chilliwhack.
notice that he bas sold to Mis. Olnra
Ross all his right, title and Interest in and
to the premises known as the St. Leonard's Hotel, sltuato on Semiahmoo Bay,
Mrs. Ross undertakes to be responsible
for all debts and will colleot all accounts
due to said Hotel.
Dat oil at Ne"w: Westminster this Ilth day
ot Mnrch, 1880.
They are mild.thorough and prompt
in action, and form a valuable aid
TO Burdock Blood bitters in the
OB THE IVI*^!!      ^^^^^
"-^Thcy are not only made of tlio
Choicest Tobacco Imt thoy arc of
Home Slanufactnrc, and ahould bo
patronised by all good oitizona,
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
dwUnoIy Wednesday Morning. Mnr. HO,
Weekly British Columbian suggest, is tbe investigation by the
city authorities, if by no one else, of
the albo-carbon combination light.
In this connection it will not bo
out of place to note the particular
address of the firm mentioned above
as introducing tho improvement into
Oanada, which is 28 St. John street,
Montreal. It may pay to put the
nlbo-carbon light to the test.
The Mail culls the  following insures from   the   annual
report of the registrar-general recently issued for the year 1887.
"Ihe statistics refer to the province
o£ Ontario: During the year 1887
there were 45,904 births, 14,460
marriages, and 23,414 deaths in
that province. The rates to population were 21.7 deaths per 1,000,
■5.8 marriages, and 11.5 deaths. The
male births numbered 23,859, and
the female 22,045. The 'deaths of
males numbered 12,203, of females,
3.1,211. As compared with the
previous year thero was a remarkable falling off in the registration of
births, the decrease being 554.
There were 303 cases of twin births,
as against 375 in the previous year.
No oases of triplets wero returned,
whereas in 1886 there were three.
Of the men who were married during
the year 36.1 per cent were from
twenty-five to thirty years of age,
while 48.6 per cent of the women
were between the ages of twenty
and twenty-five. Every annual
report contains some interesting instances of marriages nt advanced
ages, but the report for 1887 gives a
<iase whicli beats tbe record, a patriarch of eighty-nine, years married an
old lady of eighty years in Essex
oounty, their combined ages exceeding by nine years the total age of
the oldest couple married in Ontario
np to the date of the report, Three
brides of seventy years old were
older than their bridegrooms, and
the greatest disparity between the
ages of bride and bridegroom was in
the case of a man aged seventy-four
who married a girl of twenty years.
The youngest girl married was
thirteen years of age and the
youngest boy eighteen. Four girls
took unto themselves husbands at
tbe age of fourteen years, and
twenty-seven at fifteen. The combined age of tho youngest couple
was thirty-three years, tha bridegroom being eighteen and the bride
fifteen. The seven highest causes of
death throughout the province during the year were : Old age, 2,617;
phthisis, 2,556 ; pneumonia, 2,289 ;
nervous diseases, 2,157 ; ametnia,
2,034; heart disease, 1,456; and
diphtheria, 1,340, The deaths of
twenty-four persons of one hundred
years of age and over were recorded
during the year. Three were reported as having lived to be 110
years old, but enquiries made of the
•relatives failed to elicit satisfactory
jM-oof of the alleged facts,
Among the improvements in
inenrly all departments of science
aod art with which the world is
-constantly being enriched, the illumination for cities is not neglected.
■ Ooal oil has long been superceded
by gas, and, more recently, in some
places by electricity. The superiority of electricity over gas for city
lighting depends very much upon
the manner of its application and
the perfectness and costliness of the
plant, and, incidentally, ha3 not
been very happily illustrated in
this province. Without a first-class
electric service, experience shows
that a city is better off with good
coal gas for lighting purposes. An
improvement has lately been made
in connection with gas lighting which
promises to raise the efficiency and
value of that illuminating material
to a level at least with its most ambitious competitor. The new light
ii« .simply gaslight enriched by fine
.carbon, and is called albo-carbon
light. It is stated to have been in
use in Europe and tho United
States for some time, and is now
■being introduced into Oanada by
Messrs. A. Holden & Oo. of Montreal. Superiority is claimed for
this light over others in several directions. It is affirmed to be cheaper,
sof ter and steadier, and to be nearer
like sunlight than any form of illumination. By the use of the albo-
carbon and the attachment supplied
-for using it the cost of gas is Baid to
be reduced one-half, while the light
is greatly improved. One thousand
feet of common gas will, with the
use of the albo-carbon appliance,
give as much illumination as three
thousand feet without its use, and
the cost of the materials to produce
this result does not exceed forty
.cents. If the cost of gas be $1.50
■per-thousand feet, it follows that for
$1.90 a consumer will obtain as
much illumination us he does for
14.50 with the ordinary use of gas.
Albo-carbon is said also to compare
favorably with electric lighting in
point of brilliancy. Westminster
could stand a little more "light on
the subject." It is not olaimed
that our gas service is perfoct.
Without saying anything of the
quality of the gas at times, one way
in wliich street lighting could bo
improved is by lessening the gaps
between lamp posts. Sooner or
later this obviously needed improvement will liavo to bo carried out.
Another possible means of improving
the city lighting, which we   would
The exhibition to be held in London, Eng., on the 24th of June and
the five following days to celebrate
the fiftieth anniversary of the Royal
Agricultural Society of England,
says an exchange, promises to be,
perhaps, the most remarkable agricultural show of the century. The
society has everything in its favor
for making the occasion a remarkable one. Britain is emphatically the
country of high farming, of soil
management and cattle breeding
conducted with all tho advantages
wealth and science, well directed,
can afford, The society's membership embraces very many of the
foremost breeders and farmers in
England, and has for its president
her majesty the queen, who fills the
position, not on account of her distinguished rank so much as because
of lier active interest in agriculture
nnd especially in cattle raising, her
herd being one of the best in Britain.
The auspices of the June exhibition
ore therefore of the best, and the
event will be certain to attract many
visitors from all parts of the empire.
The exhibition is intended to be "ns
completely representative as possible
of every branch of agriculture, as
practised in Britain," and prizes will
be given not only for every established British breed of live stock,
but also for agricultural implements,
grain, wool, poultry, butter, cheese,
hops, cider, perry, jams, dried and
preserved fruits and agricultural
produce of other descriptions. The
total value of prizes to be given is
nearly $60,000, and of this $48,000
will be awarded for live stock, How
fully the best stock of every kind
will be represented may be judged
from tbe fact that a full list of prizes
will be given for not merely the
well-known breeds of cattle, but tho
Welsh, Red Polls, Kerry and Dexter Kerry cattle, and for no fewer
than twenty breeds of sheep. Competitions in dairying will take place,
while appliances and designs most
needed to fill pressing demands will
receive due recognition in the
awards. Canadians interested in
agriculturo wbo intend to visit
Britain during the coming season,
will do well, if possible, to time their
visit so as to be present at the ex
hibition. They will find the occasion one of much interest and profit.
We print the provincial estimates
to-day, which, in spite of the general aversion to statistical literature,
will prove interesting reading. In
noticing Westminster's share of the
appropriations yesterday we omitted
a very important item, that of $40,-
000 for addition and alterations to
the insane asylum at this city. This
work is urgently needed, as most of
our readers know, quite a number of
insane patients having been lodged
in the new jail for some time, owing
to lack of room in the asylum. It
will be remembered that Hon. John
Robson, the provincial secretary,
inspected the asylum here nearly
two months ago, and on that occasion intimated that he would use his
influence with his colleagues to have
extensive improvements and additions made to the asylum buildings,
The estimates show with what success. The construction of the asylum
addition and also of the new court
house at this city (for which an appropriation of $10,000 was made at
the last session) will prove not unimportant items in Westminster's
building operations for tho present
season. In aid of tho provincial
agricultural exhibition we notice an
appropriation of $1,000, In view
of the desirability and the efforts
that are being put forth to make the
forthcoming provincial exhibition an
affair worthy of its name, we would
like to have seen a larger appropriation this year, and hope that an
extra amount may appear in the
supplementary estimates for that
object. It will be seen that a middle
course has been adopted with respect
to boring for artesian wells, and $5,-
000 has been appropriated for the
purpose. It is altogether likely that
the government have acted advisedly
in this matter, and in what they
consider to be the best interests of
the province. We trust that better
success may attend any further boring experiments. Under the heading of "Roads, Streets, Bridges and
Wharves," it will be seen that theso
important public works havo not
been neglected in the estimates, and
Westminsteu district comes in for a
share. For the purpose of insuring
a traffic ns well ns railway bridge at
the Mission, $11,275 has been placed
in the estimates. This will bo gratifying, to tho property holders and
residents in tlmt vicinity particularly. Education throughout tbo
province is, ns usual, woll provided
For lhe   Fluuticlill Yenr Ending June
30fla. 1889.
Following is the statomont in full of
tho estimated receipts and expenditures for the current fiscal year, as
laid before tho houso  on Friday  last:
Public Debt-$133,831,55.
clvii government (salaries) —
Lieutenant-governor's office, gl,500;
provincial secretary and minister of
mines, 16,910; treasury, 8,520, lands
and works department, 11,400; attorney-general, 6,360; land registry
office, 10,585; legislation, 1,800; registration of voters, 525; asylum for tho
insane, 9,400; revenue services, 5,820;
assay offices and reduction works, 4,-
200; provincial timber inspectors, 2,-
700; temporary departmental assistance, 2,500.   Total, $82,220.
aeies)—Supreme court. $7,500; county
court, 2,100; sheriffs, 2,500; stipendiary magistrates, 2,300; superintendent of police nnd goals, 2,520; police
and goals, Victoria, 7,720; do, Esquimau, 840; do, Now Westminster, 7,-
432; do, New Westminster district,
840; do, Kootenay district, 10,240;
do, Cariboo district, 5,284; do, Cassiar district, 4,080; do, Lytton and
Ashcroft, 2,040; do, Kamloups, 4,620;
do, Okanagon,2,460; do, Siniilkamecii,
3,200; do, Nannimo, 6,120; do, Oowiohan, 1,440; do, Comox, 1,440; do,
Lillooet district, 4,200. Total, $78,-
Leoislation—Ind mnity to members, $10,800; mileage, 3,000. registration of voters and revision of voters'
lists, 500; expenso, of elections* 500;
contingent fund, 450; journals and
statutes binding, 1,000. Total,. 816.-
Public Inotitutionh (Maintenance)
—Printing office, Victoria, $5,800; assay oflice, 2,000; asylum for the insane, New Westminster, 8,250. Total,
Hosi'Itals anii Chabitiks—Hospital, Victoria, $5,000; do, Westminster, 3,000; do, Cariboo, 4,000; do,
Nanaimo, 3,000; do, Kamloops, 3,000;
do, Vancouver, 4,000; hospital allowance, Cassiar, 250; in aid of destitute,
poor and sick, 750; in aid of resident
physician at Clinton, 750; convalescent home, Victoria, 1,000; in aid of
deaf and dumb institute, 1,000. Total,
Administration of Justice (other
than salaries)—Summoning ind paying jurors and witnessea, $12,000;
prosecution and interpeters, 4,000; expenses of inquests, 1,000; criminal
punishments, 500; rewards, 1000; keop
of prisoners, 16,000; rents, 800; special
constables, 6,500; transport of prisoners nnd constables, 6,000; miscellaneous, 1,200.   Total, $49,000.
Education- Education office, $5,-
460; Victoria city district, 21,470;
Victoria district, 6,080; do, Esquimalt,
5,500; do, Cowichan, 7,100; do, Nanaimo, 13,460; do, Comox, 2,560;
do, New Westminster city, 7,560;
do, New Westminster district, 34,640;
do, Hope and Yale, 15,600; do, Lillooet, 5,240; do, Cariboo, 3,180; do,
Kootenay, 1,640, do, Cassiar, 760.
Total, $130,250.
Transport—Charges on remittances,
$300; travelling expenses of officers
on duty, 4,500; keep of horses, 200.
Total, $5,000.
Rent—Government house, Victoria,
Revenue Services—Commission,
courts of appeal, travelling expenses,
miscellaneous, etc., $9,000.
Works and Buildings—Repaira to
government buildings, Victoria, $3,-
500; do, New Westminstor, 200; do,
Nanaimo, 200; do, Vale district, 500;
do, Llllooct district, 300; do, Cariboo
distriot, 100; do, Kootenay district,
300; repairs to jail at Victoria, 500;
addition to printing office, Victorin,
2,000; asylum for tho insano (addition
and alterations), 40,000; court houso,
Vancouver, (construction), 10,000; do,
(furniture and fixtures), 2,000; do,
Victoria, (completion), 2,000; do,
(furnituro and fixtures), 2,000; furnituro for government offices, 3,000;
improvement of government reserves,
600; insurance of government buildings, 1,000; public schools, Vancouver,
(construction and furnituro), 10,000;
do, Victoria (addition to four ward
schools, janitor's residence, etc.), 6,-
000; do, Victoria wost (addition and
furniture), 900; do, Lulu, (construction and furnituro), 700; do, Aschroft,
800; du, Hatzic Prairio, 500; do, Bigger, 700; dn, Port Essington; 600; do,
Treunnt, 1,500; do, Now Westminster
city, woatside, 700; drr, Coldstream,
600; do, Otter (near Aldergrove), 700;
do, Howo Sound (construction and
furniture), 700; do, throughout tlio
province--(sundry repairs! otc), 2,-
500; lock-up, Port Essington (construction), 400; du, Metlakahtla (repairs). 100; do, south Oomox, 400;
dn, Okanag.m mission, 400; do, Kootenay Lake, 500; juvenile reformatory,
Victoria (construction), 3,000; boring
for artesian wolls, 5,000. Total, $104,
Government House, Victoria—
llopairs to building, including heating,
furnace und fixtures, $1,350; green
house, 1,000; furnituro, 400; fencing,
200; water, 500; fuel and light, 200;
improving grounds, 200; gardener, 12
montbs ut $50, 600; miscellaneous, 50.
Total, $4,500.
Roads, Streets, IIuidoes and.
Wharves.—Victoria district, $7,500;
Esquimalt district, 5,000; Oowiohan
district, 6,500; Salt Spring Island and
islands at Plumpers Pns-s, including
wharf, Pender Island, 2,500; Nnnaimo distriot, 7,000; Alberni, 2,000;
Comox district, 5,000; Now Westminster district, 12,000; Yalo district,
18,000; Lillooet district, 7,000; Cariboo district, 8,000; Cassiar district,
800; Kootenay dietrict, oaBt, 10,000;
do, west, 5,000; main trunk road, 20,.
000; Victoria nnd Esijuiinnlt trunk
road, 3,000; Victoria and Nanaimo
trunk rond (Gtildstruam to Shiiivniaun),
500; Nnnruinii and Alberni, do, 1,000;
New Wos1 minster and Vnucouver
trunk tiitul, 2,000; do, to Hope trunk
roud,   2,000;   Saanich   trunk road,
1,000; Gordon Head road, Victoria
district, 500; Onrey road, do, 500;
Colonization roads, Vancouver Island,
3,000; municipalities in New Westminster district, 6,000; do, Cowichan,
1,000; road lo Stump Lake Basin,
Nicln, 5,000; Chemainus bridge, 1,500;
Rock Creek road, 2,000; in aid of
bridge at St. Mary's mission, 11,275;
Illecillewaet road, Kootenay, 4,000;
McMurdo mines road, Kootenay, 4,-
000; Cnyoosh Creek road (revotej,
2,000; Soda Creek forry subsidy, 300.
Total, $162,875.
Surveys—Throughout tho province,
Miscellaneous Expenditure—Advertising, $3,500; stationary, 4,000;
postage, 3,000; telegrams, 2,500; fuel
and light, 3,200; library, legislative
and depaitmental, 350; do, attorney-
general's department, 250; refunds,
1,500 ; premium on guarantee bonds,
300; lire department, Nanaimo, 500;
do, New Wostminstor, 500; do, Vancouvor, 500; do, Barkerville, 500; do,
Kamloops, 500; du, Queanello, 250;
reporting judges' decisions, 250; agricultural societies, 1,500; telephone
service, 700; British Columbia, agricultural association, in aid of a provincial exhibition, 1,000; in aid of prospecting nnd explorations, 2,000; destruction of wolves and panthers in
settled districts throughout tho provinco, 300; museum, 2,500; in aid of
militia, 600; superannuation—monthly
allowance to late messenger, D. Deasy,
12 months to 30th June, 1889, at $40
por mouth, 480; in nid uf communication to remote settlements, 1,200;
copying -records for registry office,
Vancouver, 2,500; miscellaneous, not
detailed, 3,000.
Immioration—Immigration agent at
Now Wi'3l minster, 12 months to 30th
June, 1880, ut $100 por montli, 1,200;
London oflico contingencies, 500; mis-
pellaneotia, 2,000.   Total, $3,700.
Siiciiiinri y of Estimated Expenditures
Of the Province of British Columbia for
the financial year ending June 30, 1890:
PUblio Debt S188,88165
Civil(iovermmml pnilui'ionj  S2.220 00
Administration of Justice [sal's].. 78,87rJ 00
Legislation    111,250 00
Publle Institutions liiialnl'n'nce  10,050 00
Hospitals and eliarlties   ".'6,700 00
Administration ol Justice [other
than salaries   40,000 00
Education 180.250 00
Transport    5,000 00
Bent..        48 60
Revenue services    0,0110 00
Public works 277,075 00
Miscellaneous    41,030 00
Total 5864,431 03
Estimate or Revenue
Of the Province of British Columbia for
the financial year ending Juno 30,1890:
heads of receipt. amount.
Dominion ol Canada, annu'l payment ol Interest nt 5 per cent...! 20,151 05
Dominion of  Canada, annual
payment of subsidy to government and legislature  35,000 00
Dominion  of  Canada, annual
payment of grant per capita  48,000 00
Dominion of Canada, annual
payment for lands conveyed
iorroilwiiy 100,000 00
Land sales  85,000 00
Land revenue    8,500 IK)
Timber royalty and licenses  411,000 00
Survey foes       250 00
Rents [exclusive of lnnd]        80 00
Rents [Umber lenses]   15,000 00
Rents [ferries]       100 00
Free miners' certificates   12,000 00
Mining receipts, genera! ,   8,0f0 00
Licenses .-.  IU,000 00
Marriage licenses...!..;...........',     2,500 00
Real proporty tax 103,0011 00
Personal property tax   40,000 00
Wild land tax   18,000 00
Income tax     8,500 110
Provincial revenue tax  00,000 00
Registered taxes [all denominations        200 00
Tax snle deeds       100 00
Revenue servico refunds       100 00
Flues and forfeitures   10,0 0 00
Law stamps    3,500 00
Probate rees „    1,500 00
Registry foes    18,000 00
Assay offlce fees     1,500 00
Asyiumforthe insane      5(10 00
Printing offlce receipts     2,500 00
Halo of government property       3110 00
Reimbursements in aid      700 00
Intorest,     5,000 00
Interest on Investment of sink-
ingfnnds   10,000 00
"Ohinese Restriction Act, 1884,"
[Dominion government refund]      1,500 00
Sale of consolidated statutes     1,000 00
Education refunds from city dls-
li lets [Victoria, New Westminster, Naimlnio, Vancouver]   18,600 CO
Miscellaneous receipts     1,600 00
Total $000,401 05
A llond Grievance.
We received fur publication iu the
Weekly Columbian, but too late for
last issue, a somewhat lengthy report
of a publio mooting held in the vicinity of Agassiz Station, on the 2nd
inst,, tu discuss tho action of the
government ill lccuting ivads m that
neighborhood. Resolutions woro pas-
sod at the meeting condemnatory of
tho manner in which roada had been
located in that part uf the district,
"being contrary to tho interests of
ninety-nine ono-hundredths of those
interested," and blamim- tho government surveyor for laying out roads
whoro they would not do tbo most
good. Resolutions wero also passed
appointing committeoa for the following purposes: To draft a petition and
remonstrance to tho government for
that part of the present road running
along tho north side of the 0. P. R.
track, from Mr. Ashton's to tho station, to be changed to tho south side
of the railway, in compliance with the
wishes of the settlors. To draft u
potition for a branch road tu connect
with the main road, running along tho
south side of tho railway. Wo trust
the government will luok into this
matter, and ondoavor to moot tho
just requirements of the Bottlers in
that important section uf the district
in question.
Thore haB been a great influx of de-
sertcrB into Niagara and other Canadian burder towns from tho United
Statos fort Ynungstown, N. Y., owing
to a disagreement betweon tho officers
and mon, tho latter declared that they
woro treated liko dogs.
Col. Martin, M. P. P. for Riuumnki,
wns stricken with paralysis in the Quebec parliament house. Ilia condition
io critical.
,16b printing ot all kinds neatly dono
tit tho Columbian oflioe. Prices will be
found as low as at any other offioo In
tho province —Adv,
Agricultural Implements
And must bo sold within the next 00
days to make room for other
now goods.
Riding and Walking
ll Bnford Gangs
— AT	
Jta-REMEMBER. the "Rock Island"
itSTBuford Sulky Plows are without
*3Fan equal.    From 12 to 18 inch       "
itaruow in stock.
Beaver City Bake
Sharp "
Maxwell        "
Massey Binders.     Toronto Mowers.
Maxwell     " Buckeye      "
Deering     " Maxwell      "
Little Giant Threshers and Tread Power.
.Toronto Advance Engines and Threshers.
Derrick's Perpetual Hay Press.
llay Tedders and Loaders.
Duplex Feed Mills.
^ Be sure and get our prices before purchasing elsewhere,
Webster Block, Front Stroot, WESTMINSTER.
^^^iSS^}^"^^^^^- mhOw
Of Columbia Street
much to the health and comfort of every home. Therefore,
everybody ought to know that JAS. Rousseau's is decidedly the
cheapest place in New Westminster where the people of this District can purchase the best Boots and Shoes at the cheapest
I will allow io per cent, discount on all cash purchases to
the general public for the next sixty days, to make room for a
LARGE SPRING STOCK now en route.
REMEMBER,—if you want genuine good Boots and Shoes
the proper place to purchase them is at
Jas. Rousseau's,
31  Gol-i-u-n.'foia Street.
Custom Work promptly attended to.
At Central Grocery•
Ferry's Garden and Field Seeds, which arc 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
at lv£axslxall Sinclair's,
Whito Seed Onla. Thoy nro sido oats
with very stiff straw and good ylolders.
Avorngc 11 lbs. lo tlio irushol. Prico 825
per ton at New Westminster or Ladnor's
Landing. Apply lo O. P. QUEEN.
Lander's Landing, Fob. 25,1880.  wfo27m
Merchant Tailor,
Mr. Bison will bo at the Colonial Hotel
tho lirat Wednesday In each month for
the purpose of taking orders,     dwjii'ato
Farm to Rent.
J\ talnlne 280 noroa. Good for a run of 60
Bond of cattlo. Rent moderate. For further particulars apply to
Watchman nt, Pitt Illvor Bridgo.
J\ a partially Improved farm at n bargain should apply to the mulei-sUfiied,
who has decided to (llsposo of his homestead. Tho (juallty nf the land Is flrst-
otaun. Tho location In all thnt can bodo-
sired. Hallway station,steamboat lund-
lllg, poslolllee. churches, ami school uro
ln tlio Immediate neighborhood. The
property will bo *oid cheap.
Ja23wmli Port Haney. tmmtBBSsssvn^rj^si
Weakly Britisli Columbian,
Wednesday Morning, liar, it, 1881).
Latest ijyTelegraBli
Press Despatches.
San Francisco, March 15.—Tho
storm which has been prevailing
throughout the entiro state sinco last
Tuesday 'continues and gives no evidence of abating. All railroad business is still in a vory demoralised condition owing to the numerous washouts. All tho the rivers are high and
many linvu overflowed doing considerable damage. Sinco Wednesday no
trains on the Oregon route hnve gone
beyond ljedding and it will bo several
days before through business can bo
resumed. The north bound train was
ditched by a spreading rail, u fow miles
below Clioo early this morning. The
engine, baggage aud two sleepers passed over safely. The smoker left the
rails and went down tho embankment,
tumbling over and smashing the lamps.
The car remained ou the truck. A few
men in the smoker suffered Blight
bruises. Near Woodland, Sacreinento
the river has overflowed, a number of
(arms have been flooded and some stock
Paris, Mar. 15.—A soldier named
Vert Fair, undergoing a trial by a
court marshal, at Oran, Algeria, for
attempting to desert, threw a quid of
tobacco at the president of the court,
Oolonel Thierry, striking him on the
cheek. The prisoner was found guilty
and condemned to death.
London, Mar. 15.—Lord Salisbury,
Earl Cameron and Sir William Ver-
non-Harcourt have been subpoenaed
aB witnesses before the Parnell commission by Sir Charles Russell, Par-
nell'scounsel. Parnellites will participate in the attack to be made upon
attorney-general Webster iu the liouse
of commons. It is expected, howover,
that should Mr. 0, Urieii accept his release upon the terms prescribed by the
commission, he will take hiB seat in the
house and relate the Btory of his experience in prison.
London, Mar. 15.—The election in
the Kennington division of Lambeth,
took placo to-day. Mr. Mark N.
Beuufer (Ciladstouian) received 4,06!)
votes and Mr. Hope (Conservative)
3,939. Tho Gladstonians report this
aa the most important victory that
their party has yet achieved, as the
Irish issue was the only ono brought
forward in the canvass.
St, Petersburg, March 15.—The
disaster to the Czar's train at Borki is
to be commemorated by the erection
of a silver bell in the cathedral at
Oharltnw, which is tu be tolled only at-
20 minutes past one u'clock, in the
afternoon, the time at which the accident occurred,
Ottawa, March 15,—The case of
Bell vs. Tupper was heard here to-day.
The plaintiff, Mrs. Bell, sues Sir
Charles Tupper for alleged non-payment of wages whilo in his employment as a private detective on the Intercolonial llnil miy. Judgment was
W. E. Brown, a wholesale shoe
man, wbb arrested today by hie creditors en a charge of disposing of goods
wilh intent to defraud. He has assigned and his liabilities are said to be
over ?100,000 and the assets as doubtful, Brown is still in jail. He was
the unsuccessful candidate for the
mayoralty the last two years.
Colonel Bacuu the secrotary of the
Dominion Rifle Association has been
appointed commander of next year's
rifle, team to England.
Ottawa, March 16.—Mr. Chisholm has seen the minister of public
works and again strongly represented
the importance of a further appropriation for removing the Band bur at
ihe mouth of the Frasor River.
To-day was government day in the
house. Sir John Macdonald said that
he expected a prorogation of parliament at Easter. Sir John S. D.
Thompson's bill for the speedy trial
of certain indictable offences passed
its final stages. His other bill for a
"winding up aot" passed its seoond
reading. It provides for the winding
up of companies not insolvent when
bo desired by the parties.
Thu resignation of Hon. John MacDonald, president of the Dominion
Evangelical Alliance, continues to be
the sensation of the day. He alleges
it is boing used for political purposes
in connection with the Jesuit agitation and will have no more of it.
The consideration of the bill to consolidate the debt of the O. P. R. was
deferred to Thursday next.
A delegation of penitontiary officials
waited upon the government and
asked to be placed on the superannuation list
Paris, March 10,—M. Atchinoff, commander of Cossack expedition to tho
Red Sea, has written a letter to Paul
De Koulede, president of tho patriotic
league, complaining bitterly of his treatment by the French government, and
protesting againat the bombardment of
his forces, and the massacre of bis men
by Admiral Olvy as against tho law of
Nkw York, Mnrch 10.—Ex-president Cleveland has announced his intention of going to Cuba on Monday
next with ex-Secretaries Bayard and
Dickinson for a short visit.
San Franoisco, March 16.—Wheat
inactive; buyer season, 141*; buyer
1889, 1441.
New York, Maroh 10. — Wheat
steady; May, 93*; July, 92j.
Chicaoo, March 16.—Wheat firmer:
March, 94$; May, 97'i July, 86".
Liverpool, March 10.—Wheat very
dull; Gala. 7a. 5d.
San Francisco, Maroh. 16,-CharloB
Lundquist, the sailor oonvioted of the
murder of Minnie Lorhno, his mistress, was sentenced to thirty-four
years in state prison this morning.
Niw York, Maroh 10.—Chauncey
Kerr, Hugh J. Connell, and Lawrence
Quinn, arrested last night for applaud
ing in the court when the Kerr verdict
of acquiital was rendered, wero fined
$25 each tliis morning in the court of
oyer and terminer by Judge Daniels.
Col. Inger3oll made an urgent plea iu
behalf of tho prisoners, saying applause
in court under such circumstances was
customary, and that the law providing
for tho punishment of such offences
was a very bad law. The colonel's
cloquonco did not prevent, however,
the prisoner's being fined.
Boston, Mar. 16.—Edgar Swan,
paying teller of the National City
Bank of Lynn, was before commissioner Hallott, this morning, on complaint
of bank examiner Latchell, charged
with being a defaulter to a largo a-
mount. Tho total amount is reported
to bo $08.595,. Of thia sum.Swan restored about §33,450. Swim is 44
years old, bas a wife and two children
and has homo a good character. The
money was lost by speculation. Ho
wns held in §30,000 bail.
San Francisco, March IC—M.
Crusp, a young machinist, fell a distance of twenty five feet yesterday,
striking on an iron floor and received
injuries from which ho died a few
hours afterwards.
San Francisco, March 10.—Reports
of further damage by storm continue to
be recoived this morning. Severe breaks
occurred during the night in the Levee
near Colusa, and property in that vicinity was considerably damaged. A
break of nearly sixty feet near Woodland caused the flooding of several fine
ranches. More land slides and washouts on the railroads are causing irregular
movements of the trains. Rain in the
western portion and fair weather in the
eastern portion iB predicted for Washington and Oregon for the succeeding 24
London, Maroh 16.—Enquiries have
been made of the best authorities regarding the prospects of emigration.
It iB generally agreed that the season
has opened well. The Parisan sailed
on Thursday with 1,000 souls. The
Vancouver, sailing noxt Thunday is
fully booked, and is expected, judging
from the forward bookings already
made, that the emigration of tho first
few weeks of the season will bo abnormally large as compared with the emigration at the beginning of last season
though the whole soason will probably
show a decrease of 15 por cent, compared with 1888. The agents report
that they nover had a bettor class of
emigrants destined fur Canada. Sevo-
ty-five per cent, of the Parsian's passengers nre young farmers of from 18
to 30. Tho children's emigration will
be a feature of the season. Every
child undergoes a special and most
rigid medical examination. Several
have already been rejected upon
grounds which aro taken to show unfitness for Canadian life, though certainly not enough to influence any lifo
assurance company. A certificate of
their condition will accompany tho
children. Canada's cessation of assisted
free passages are offered to the Argentine Republic. Others believe that
the cessation ia leading to a better
class of emigration. The demands
from Canada for farm and other laborers is still, however, brisk. Emigration from the continent will probably
increase somewhat over 1888. The
foreigners are loosing chiefly for the
Northwest, intending to go direct on.
New York, March 18.—The Bteamer
Caroline Miller from Hayti, brings information that 12 of Legitimes soldiers,
who had been takon prisoners by Hypo-
lyte, were executed at Cape Haytian
just before the steamer sailed.
New York, March 18.—St. Putrick'a
Day wob observed with appropriate Bor-
vices in the Catholic churches. Special
music, decorations, and sermons bearing
on the life and services of the saint, were
features of the occasion.
New York, March 18,—A severe
storm prevails on the coast and many
cottages on Long Island have been
washed away and other serious damage done. No disasters have been
thus far reported.
Philadelphia, Murch 18.—The con
ditioii of Mary Anderson, the actress,
is reportod to be somewhat worse,
All her engagements for the season
have been cancelled and her English
company of 56 people disbanded.
Hamburg, March 18.—A dospatoh
from Tientsin to Hamburg correspond
ent, says it is reported there that the
natives have risen on the Kwangsi
frontier, und that they have destroyed
ten blocks of houses and killed 100
Ottawa, Mar. 18.—In the house today, tho Hon. Wilfred Laurier aBked
Col. O'Brien when it was his intention to proceed with his resolution regarding the Jesuit's estates. Col,
O'Brien replied that as the lion, gentle-
men weru aware thore had not since
he had given notice, been an opportunity for him to bring on his resolution. If the budget debate closed as
was oxpeeted to-morrow and the house
was then moved into committee
of supply on Thursday, he would then
introduce his resolution, At all evunts
he would introduce it at tho first opportunity.
Mr, Piatt (liberal)will introduce a resolution that it is expedient to romovo the
duty and placo upon the freo list all
grains and seeds which do not ripen in
Canada, but which are now largely im*
ported and sown for the production of
food for cattle under the system of feeding
called soiling and ensilage now largely
adopted by the farmers of Canada. Tho
resolution was supported by Messrs,
Scriver and Roen. The government supporters,including Hon, Mackenzie Bowell,
the minister of customs, Postmaster-
General Haggart and Dr. Sproule, also
spoko, Mr. Piatt finally withdrew the
resolution, Mr. Bowell agreeing to take
iuto consideration the advisability of removing tbe duty.
Hon, E. Dewdney will introduce a bill
on Wednesday respecting the reconveyance of certain lands to the government of
British Columbia. The bill provides for
the transfer of 45,000 acres of land (Sumas dyking lands) of the provincial government lands taken by mistake at the
time of confederation.
London, Maroh 18.—Paris advices
report on increasing gloomy tone
financially and politically. The Economist says: "English firms will not
attempt   to rusuacitato the French
syndicate, but will endeavor to effect
the harmonious working of Spanish
and American mines, and induce them
to abandon their contracts.
Paris, March 18.—The demonstration and declaration of policy made by
General Boulanger nnd Senator
Maquet at Tours yestorday are regarded as one of tho first importance and
are treated by the press with a seriousness of tone usually absent from its
comments on movements of the goneral. It is admitted that Boulangists
have at last put out a definite and clever
programme of policy and that the gen
.oral has supported it in a statesman
liko speech. That programme of
policy seeks to remove all distrust of
tho general's fidelity to the republic,
to satisfy the groat religious element,
and tu reassure conservatives of all
parties. Republican politic organs
deny its sincerity and pronounce it
laid for everybody's voto. Extermists,
including socialists, communists, and
anarchists, oppose it, while all con
sorvative and Catholic classes turn to
it as tho only salvation of France.
Manarcliist journals declare the references to monarchy in the Boulangist
speech will in no way iilleot the attitude of their party towards him.
Berlin, March 18.— Von Kszeitsing,
a socialistic organ, has brought upon
itself a descent of the police for an
articlo printed in yesterday's issue.
Its offices weru entered into possession
of by officers, all work stopped, and all
of tho edition uhicli remained was confiscated. Tho journal, which has been
n thorn in the sido of the government,
will be permanently suppressed.
London, Mar. 19.—In the house of
commons to-day Sir James Ferguson,
political secretary of the foreign oflice,
announced that a portion of tho channel squadron, composed of war vessels,
has been sent to Tangiers in the interest of a certain serious question between England and the sultan of Morocco, which ia not yet settled.
Zurich, Mar. 19.—The police have
discovered an establishment for the
manufacture of bombs on an extensive
scale. Two moro Russians have been
arrested for connection therewith.
Fall River, Mass., Mar. 19.—The
strike situation is unchanged. The
weavers did not return to work to-day
as anticipated ami the majority of the
mills nte entirely shut down. At a
big mass-mooting this morning the indications weru the strikers will not
weaken for some time, and manufacturers admit thore is evory prospect
of a long struggle.
Cumberland, Md., Mar. 19.—While
drilling out a blast of dynamite, which
was bolioved to have had exploded at
tho works of the Cumberland Hydraulic Cement Co. hero to-dny, the blast
exploded and Joe Hammersmith, Joe
Wegman, Noah Leng, and Sol Moore
were soriously injured. The first two
cannot live.
San Louis Ottisro, Cal., March 19.
—Lewis Music, a young hotel olerk.
shot and killed himself last night
over disappointment in a love affair.
San Francisco, March 19,—The
sir. Columbia, which is still in quarantine, has on board a considerable
amount of perishable cargo, including
6,000 sacks of potatoes, a large quantity of onions, 100 boxes apples and
120 sacks of oysters, and if the str.
is kept in quarantine the legal limit of
time, it is safe to say that a good deal
of it will have to be thrown overboard.
New York, March 19,—The Panama Canal Company announces that a
further extension of the provisional
contracts have been arranged with the
contractors, which secures the maintenance of the works and material,
The official liquidator does not despair of forming a new company.
Special to The Columbian.]
Victoria, March 16.—Owing to the
thick fog no steamer left for Vancouver
this moruing.
The man arrested at Nanaimo on
suspicion of being Tuaeott, turned out
to be Charles Lear, a deserter from
H.M.S. Icarius. He was brought to
Victoria and will be courtmartialed.
The steamer Boscowitz was sold by
auction yesterday for $20,000. She
was bought by A. R, Johnston, of Na'
Victoria will celebrate the queen's
birthduy iu grand style. The celebration will extend over two days, Friday
and Saturday. The first day will be
devoted to field sports on Beacon Hill,
and in the evening there will bo fire
works and a torchlight procession.
On the second day, acquatic sports,
and a professional raco with O'Connor,
Lee, Gaudaur, Hamm, Peterson, and
probably Hanlan; also local races, in
shells, outriggers, canoe, naval, and
swimming. The flagship will be at
Esquimalt and there will probably be
naval manoeuvres aud a sham battle.
The Aneon sailed for Alaska to-day.
A company composed of three Wisconsin mou and one Victoria lumber
man, with a capital of a million dollars,
is applying to the legislature for incorporation. The company will erect extensive milla at Esquimalt, Chemainus
and Comox.
T. F. Sinclair, J. A. Laidlaw and T.
J. Trapp have applied to tho legislature for incorporation, for the purpose
of draining Burnaby Lake by deepening und changing the course of the
Brunette river.
Rev. Mr. Starr has gone to to San
Franoisco to arrange with Rov. Sam
Jones to come to Victoria.
At Northliold mine, Nanaimo, today a shot hung lire, and Alex. Marshall nent to ascertain the oause. Ths
blast went off, killing him.
At eight o'olock last evening a
Ohinaman entered the house of Dr. J,
S, Helmoken by climbing upon the
conservatory and gaining admittance
throui'li au upstairs window. The
family heard the noise and Dr. J, D,
Helmcken, who was in his father's
house at the time, ran upstairs just in
time to seo the Chinaman, who probably became alarmed at the footsteps,
disappear through the window.   The
young docter gave chase, but the atreeta
being crowded he lost sight of the man.
The Celestial left behind a hatchet and
a six shooter. Ho got no booty for
his trouble, being disturbed early in his
work. W. R.Higgins, who was spending the evening at the houso ran out
to prevent tho escape. Tho Chinaman
covered him with a full cocked revolver. The revolver, a heavy forty-
fivo calibre "British Bull dog" pattern,
full loaded, and a sharp hatchet, were
found in tho grounds.
The steamer Rainbow left for Westminster this morning with a heavy
cargo. Whon off Clover point sho encountered a strong wind and heavy
sea, and the captain thought it advisable to return to port. The steamer
loft again at noon.
The Bolivian bark "Don Adolplw"
arrived from Honolulu last evening.
She will probably be chartered to load
lumber at Westminster,
King's bakery on Chambers streot
wbb gutted by lire this morning. Loss
$400; insured.
Arrangements arc in progress for a
return football match "Islanders" vs.
"Mainlaud." It will probably be
flayed at Victoria next Saturday.
Counterfeit silver dollars are reported to be plentiful in the city.
Burglars did the city last night.
Wallers furniture store wus entered
and six holes drilled into the safe.
The burglers were evidently disturbed,
having left the premises without further operations and abandoned broken
drills and a can of powder. The house
of J. MoB. Smith, provincial auditor,
was gone through but nothing of value
taken. The burglars took a lunch of
crackers, cheese and beer in the dining
room. The liouse of W. C. Gore,
provincial surveyor general, waa entered, Mr. Gore awoke and found a
man in his room and reached for a
pistol, but the man made off. Another
dwelling house was ontered and forty
dollars, a watch and chain and some
liquor takon.
GOLD MEDALIST of tlie Uuiverslto or
the High Court of Justice, Ireland, unices,
Comer McKenzie & Clarkson Sts,, New
Westminster. dwfe2Itc
pitKllIU I.I), McCOLL dl .lE.N'XS,
Offloes. Maaonlo Buildings, New Westminster, and Vancouver, B. C.     jyaldwtc
Offices—Masonlo Building,
dwfeiotc New Westmlnater, B, O.
rt   W, GRANT,
OFFios-Corner Mary and Clarkson Sts.
dwfe25to , ,
Mnry & Clarkson Sts., New Westminster,
B. C. dwmhUto
,    -S-DEt-ICATE child -s-
From Nanaimo Quarry.
Can get the same by applying to
Farm to rent; about 23 miles above
Now Westminster; within easy accets of
post-office, church, public Bchool, railway
station and steamer landing. The Fnrm
ls well supplied with all necessary buildings and implements, There are 13 head
of stock on tne premises which can either
be purchased outright or farmed on
shares. This ls a very favorable chance
for an energetic man with small capital.
Columbia St. New Westminster,
Feb. 11,1889. wfelSml
Surrey Express mid Stage Line
. hereby tenders his thanks to his
friends, patrons and the pnbllc generally,
who have (since the establishment of the
Surrey Express and Stage Line), accorded
him such liberal pntronnge; ns he has dls-
Sospd of tho wholo business to Mr. Win.
Arby,he would respectfully solicit a continuance of the public confidence and patronage for his successor.
Hall's Prairie, Mar. IB, 1680,   rahlOdwlm
nounce that he hna purchased
the Stage Lino nnd good will or business
from Mr. H. T. Thrift, and will make his
first trip from Hall's Prairie to Westminster on Monday, March 18th, and continue
to run regularly Monday and Friday ln
each week, returning the following days.
Wm. O. Kirby will run tlio stage line on
strictly business principles, in tho shortest time, while the closest attention will
be given to all commissions, and tliecom-
fort of paaaengera made a special object.
Corbett & Kennedy,
■W-A-H B.
vteuhtek'8 block (uf-stai1is),
FkontStreet,   -  NewWestminster,
having just opened in the
above line, we respectfully solicit a
share of the trade, and trust by careful
nttentlon to ordors and moderate cliargea
to merit the satin'. Experienced workmen; satisfaction guaranteed.
Estlmnt os furnished forGolvanllcd Iron
Cornice, Roofing, Plumbing, Gas-fltting,
Steam and Hot water Heating, Ao.
■or Entrance to premises on Mary St.,
in rear of Bank of B. O. dwmhDto
shalub inr
Choice Family Groceries!
Labrador lEIerrine-s,
IwfEaokexel, Salt Cod,
^.r-mo*a.r's XTnc. Hams,
^.rr*ao-u.r's TTelc. Bacon.
PloTir. Bran. SHorts,
noidwiy Scoullar-Armstrong Block, Columbia St.
OryGoods Groceries!
signment of i
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
Farming Lands^Town Lots
Business Property.
Lot facing on Columbia and Front Sts.,
in contral portion of the city; several
buildings bring good rent-$22,000.00.
Lot 4, Block 7, near Lytton Square,
66x132 feet, fronting on Columbia and
Front St8.-S}0,000.00.
Cornor Lot on Columbia St., 33x66 feet—
Alao—Lot and Building with stock of
Goods, one of the best business atanda
in tho city.
ImprovedResidential Property
Lot 15, Block 13; two houses rented at
paying figures—94,500.00.
Lot SO, Block 28; corner lot on Agnes
St., with 2 good houses.
Houae and Lot on Lome St., near Col-
Lots 4, 5 & 6, Blook 19; good house,
garden, 4c.; choice residenco property
Corner Lot on Columbia St.; fenced and
Vacant Residential Property.
Lot 1, Blook 28; oorner lot on Agnea St.;
fine residence site-{1200.00.
Lot 1, Alice Gardens; corner lot near
Columbia St,-{700.00.
Lota on Melbourne Street, near St. An-
drow'B, at $250.00.
Lot 6, Louise Gardens; beautiful situation—$600.00,
Lot 30, Clinton Place—$400.00.
Lots 20 & 30, St. Andrew's Square—
Lots on St. Andrew's St., near Queens
Avenue—§500.00 each.
Lota on Mary, Pelham and St. Johns
Sts.; excellent for residences—$500.0tr
to $000.00.
Lots on Montreal, Douglas and Halifax Sta.; fine views and well aitr*
ated—$300.00 to $400.00.
Lot on Melbourne St., near Clinton—
Lot B. Sub-Blook 10; fine residence lots—
$175.00 to $225.00.
3 choice Lots on St. Andrew's St,, at -
low figures.
Speculative Property.
Lots in Subdivisions of Lots 4 and 1,
Sub-Blook 9-$76.00 to $100.00; and
Lota In Subdivisions of Lots 7,8 and II,
Sub-Block 12 -$35,00 to $100.00.
Theso lots are all finely situateilamT
will doubtless soon be thickly settled
Lots in Westminster Addition at $15.01
to $50,00.
One-half  aero Lots neu the City,
$35.00 to $50,00.
dwauSltc Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Horning, liar. '.'0, 18811.
Lute Despatches.
Ottawa, March 12,—Messrs. Mara,
Moberly and Enss had an interview today with Sir John Macdonald in regard to the subsidy for the Kootenay
& Atliubasoa Hallway, to run from
Rovelstoko, on the Canadian Paciiic
Bailway, to Kootenay Lake, a distance
of 100 miles, opening up a lingo mineral country. Sir John promised to
take the matter into his favorablo consideration.
At tho opening of the exhibition of
of the Royal Canadian Acadoniy tonight there was displayed a picture of
an immense treo in Stanley Park painted by Mr. O'Brien. His excellency's
attention was drawn toward it by Mr.
Ross, M. P., Lord Stanley tool; a doup
interest in the picture and expressed
the hope to see tlio treo itself next
The St. John, N. B., board of trade
waited on the government to-day.
The visitors want the new fast Atlantic atoamers to call at St. John. Tho
government will not grant their request, though a compromise will be
effected by establishing a steamship
line between St. John and the West
Sir John Macdonald announced today that tho new fast steamers between Canada and Europe will adopt
Halifax ns their winter port instead of
Portland, Maine.
Ottawa, March 12.—The debate on
the budgot promises to drag through
the remainder of the week. Hon.
Wilfred Laurier, leader of the opposition, has yet to be heard, as well as
half a dozen on the other side of the
house. The chief point in the ontire
discussion has been the question of
cloaer trade relations with tho United
Sir J. S. D. Thompson's bill to a-
mend the Supremo and Exchequer
Court Actia important. It proposes
that four judges shall constitute a
• quorum in appeal cases, wherein the
judge of that court lias heard the samo
case in the lower courts. This will
solve tho difficulty over Judge Patterson, who cume from lhe Ontario court
of appeals.
Mr. Cook introduced his bill to a-
lnend tho Civil Service Act. Tho
nieasuro proposes lo exclude foreigners from the government service until
they have resided 5 years in the country.
Tho budgot debate was resumed by
Dr. Ferguson, Welland. Tho doctor
resides at Niagara Falls, Out., and
though entertaining the best feelings
toward his American neighbors, does
not favor cloaer relations with the
United States, except on reciprocal terms. He hurled carefully prepared statistics at the house for an
hour, and especially devoted himself
to Mr. Charlton, who spoke in favor
of Sir Richard Cartwright's unrestricted reciprocity amendment last week.
After the doctor had finished with
Mr. Charlton, he turned his batteries
upon Erastus Wiman, New York. It
is to be deplored, he said, that Canada
. is at the mercy of monopolists, who
owning and controlling the Canadian
telegraph lines propagate their seditious words, circulating them through
the Dominion. Perhaps "seditious"
is to strong a word, but nt all hazards
the believed Erastus Wiman circulated
hia speeches free of charge. Dr. Ferguson went on to say that Canada had
enemies within as well as without her
borders. He belioved in the national
policy and he would oppose any surrender to the United Statos. Unrestricted reciprocity is right enough on
equal terms. Canada cannot hope to
build up u big trade with tho American border cities. The growth of certain sections of Canada in point of
population exceeds other points of tho
United States. For example Toronto
had, proportionately speaking, cut-
stripped Buffalo, Detroit and Roches-
tor in the last seven years. In the
same period the amount of life insurance in Canada hud increased 112 por
cent. This is a good evidence of material prosperity. In the same period
Canadian shipping trade increased 14s
per cent., as compared with only IIJ
per cent by lhe United States for tho
same time. Ths American peoplo
havo a surplus, but public improvements, a criterion of national great-
nesa, are wanting. Quoting Mulliu.ll,
he suid the agricultural wealth of Canada was one-ninth of that of tho
United States, though Canada had
only oue-twolfth of the American
Zanziiuh, March 12.—Tho Gorman
missionaries who were recently captured by tho Arabs have been released
upon a ransom of £0,000 being paid
and tho surrender of twelvo slaves
which tho Germans had. The Arabs,
under Boushiori, are retreating into
the interior. They are inclined to
enter into negotiations with tho Germans.
London. Maroh 13.—St. James'
Hall was filled to overflowing to night
on the occasion of the long heralded
reception to Mr. Parnell in recognition of the return of what popular
esteem of which the new exploded
accusations of the Times had robbed
him. The hall was profusely decorated
with flags, tlowors, etc., and the gathering was remarkably enthusiastic. Mr.
John Morley presided, and upon taking
the chair delivered an earnest and eloquent speech. The absence of Mr,
Gladstone, he said, waB greatly regretted by all but he was assured, and in
return would aasuro hia audience, that
the great leader of the liberals would
be present if it were not for the fact
that he had been earnestly besought
and prevailed upon by his friends to
■pare himself for another occasion
whon the causo of Ireland would be ad'
In the Nova Scotia Assembly the
member for Richmond, Mr. David A.
Hearn, moved a resolution containing
a novel proposition. He proposes thtt
the legislative business of the province
be conducted by one body, consisting
of the present members of the Logia-
laitve Oounoil tnd nineteen members
elected by the people, that tho Legislative Councillors romain members of
the new body for fifteen years, the
vacancies to be filled hy eleotion, and
that members of the Executive holding office be of the elect branch. The
resolution was seconded by the mem-
I ber for Pictou, Mr. Wm. Oameion.
vocntod before a body competent to ] The debate was adjourned.
take action on all questions to be presented. Mr. Gladstone would not,
Mr. Morley said, spare himsolf of his
own freo will, becauso ho plainly
sees that the time is fast coming
when we will surely get to the bottom
of these Iriah procoedingr. Whatever
form homo rule may take it must rest
upon a foundation of mutual respect
and gooodwill. Ho sovorely censured
tho entire courso of tho Times against
Mr, Parnell and his colleagues and rejoiced in the downfall of tho fabric it
had raised. Mr. Parnell, ill rising to
speak, waa greeted with a perfect bedlam of upplnuso, tho ovation lasting
many minutes. Ho was sure, he Baid,
his countrymen in Ireland, Australia
and America would be equally glad
upon hearing of hia reception to-night.
Ho had, however, not much to say
and would reserve his last words on
lhe vital subject for the witness-box
and the house of commons. The proceedings beforo the commission had
involved a scandalous waste of money.
Ottawa, Mar. Uth—Adam Brown's
pigeon bill, as it is dubbed, received
another sot back whon the house went
into committee. Tisdale moved thnt
the committee rise. This motion was
carried by a vote of 67 to 00.
Several Liberals supported the principle of Hon. Mr. Kirkpatrick'a bill to
permit foreigh vessels lo aid vessels
wrecked or disabled in Canadian
Mr. Charlton moved an important
amendment. His amendment provides that American tugs in inland
waters bo permitted to tow rafta and
vessels from one Canadian pnrt to
another Canadian port, provided that
the United States granted reciprocal
terms to Canadian tugs in American
inland waters. A clause in the
amendment also provides that this
araugement do not take effect until
proclaimed by the governor-general.
Hon. Peter Mitchell said that when
the principle of reciprocity on tho
great lakes was adoptod, it ought to
extend to the Atlantic coast.
Mr, Kenny, of Halifax, objected nnthe ground that the underwriters would give tho American
salvage companies privileges on the
Atlantic const. Ho opposed tho amendment. The Americans, he contended,
had adopted a bullying attitude towards Canada on every occasion.
Charlton's amendment wus lost on a
division of 21 to 07, and the bill passed
its second reading as reported from the
Section 2 of the original bill, as reported from the select committee, applying tho provisions of tho bill to tho
Welland Canal and to tho waters of
tho St. Mary's river and canal, were
struck out.
At last nights debato reference was
made to the quantity of coal exported to the United States from British
Columbia, and some Conservative
members agreed that 75 cents per ton
duty waa an incalcuable benefit to the
people of British Columbia. The
British Columbia members, some of
whom were in the houso, made no re-
murks. Mr. Chisholm wub seen taking notes. They are likely to vote a-
gainst reciprocity with the Statea.
Mr. Wood, of Westmoreland, resumed the budget debate this afternoon. There was a swell attendance
in the house. Mr. Wood, though not
eloquent, delivered one of the beat
spoeches of the session. Ho dealt
with tho unrestricted reciprocity arguments of the Liberals, and said
that thoso who favored that policy
were fond of comparing the condition
and progress made by Canada and the
United States. Taking both countries
as a whole Mr. Wood gavo voluminous
statistics to show thnt the prosperity
of the American union was unevenly
distributed between the various states
and urged that the only fair comparison that could be made would be a
comparison of the Canadian provinces
with lhe adjacent states, including
Maine, Vermont, Now York and Michigan, Canada by this comparison
would, he contended, make a bettor
showing, relatively speaking, than
those states.
Mr. Gigault replied and said: "Tho
Liberals were fond of holding up the
United States before Canadian eyes as
an example of great progress. He rejoiced at this and Imped that Canadians would continue lo follow still
further in tho footsteps uf tho United
States in building up hor industries by
moans of a   protective policy."
Colonel Atnyot followed: Ho admitted that Canada had made progress
under protection, but favored unrestricted reciprocity. He said all economical reasons show that this latter is
the best, polioy. Tho United Stales
took the lirst steps toward removing
tradu barriers, Canada ought to do the
same. When the United Statos displayed unfriendly policy it would bo
time foi Canada to retaliate, but ovory-
thing points to tho extension nf our
trade relations, lt was a mistaken
idea that the Fronch Canadians enjoy
greater liberties under British rule.
Any advantages his country may have
secured were guaranteed by treaty,
and were partly the result of special
Sir John Macdonald will movo on
Tuesday for the appointment of a select committee to confer with a select
committeo of the senate, to enquire
into the expenditure of the country in
respect to legislation, and the practicability of reducing it.
for Infants and Children.
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Thb Cbmtaub Compamv, 77 Murray Street, N. Y.
Finest, Most Fashionable & Best Selected
Ever Brought into the Province.
Jas. Ella-rdi-Co
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
A full line of Spectacles & Eye-GIasSCS in steel, rubber, silver and gold
frames.   The finest Pebbles mode, $4 per pair; all sights suited.
Special attontion given to FINE WATCH REPAIRS. Having learned thu
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managed the watch-repairing departments of a few of the best firms on the continent of America, is a sufficient guarantee of good workmanship. Formerly manager for nearly 8 years of the well-known firm of Savage & Lyman, Montreal.
Charges Moderate,
Montreal, Dec, 1887.—Mr. F. Crake.—Andw. llobortaon, Esq., Chairman ol
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Colonial Block,
Columbia Street,       New Westminster, B. C.
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Constantly on Hand ah Extensive Stock of
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Great Variety of Household Artiolea,   Also,
(Late of England)
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Foundry* MachineWorks
Columbia Street,       Now Westminster.
works have muoh pleasure In notifying tholr triends and the public that they
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execute any orders lor work ln their lino
with whioh they may be favored.
Mechanical Manager.
Vancouver, B.C., 8th May, 1888.
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London Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Fire Insurance Co. of
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Canton Insurance Offlce, Id, (Marine)
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B. C. Monameniai Works!
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Tho above Works aro re-opened and inji
addition to tho present marble stock
will shortly receiye several Monuments of tho finest
Real Estate Hi'okcrs anil
Financial Agents.
Confederation Life Assoc! nil on of '
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