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Weekly Britisli Columbian
Wednesday .Morning. May 15, 1889.
A correspondent in an eastern
paper (Grit of course) brings a serious charge against the Oonservative
government at Ottawa. He holds
it responsible for the drought and
' consequent comparative failure of
crops in Ontario last year, in this
way : The two lines of iron rails of
the O.P.R. convey all the electricity
generated in that province to either
ocean, thus preventing the atmospheric conditions which produce
rain. This is quite good enough
reason for defeating the government
which has caused the evil, observes
a cotemporary, but adds, very pertinently, that to provide a remedy
in full it would be necessary to tear
up the railway as well, and to obviate this inconvenience it is suggested
that the mils be tapped at intervals
of fifteen or twenty miles, and the
electricity stored in tanks, to be let
loose on its mission of disturbance
as occasion may require. "We do
not intend, however, concludes our
eastern cotemporary, "that this shall
do away with the expediency of defeating the government, which, like
the pig, deserves stoning in nny
event." Some opposition organ
literature in this province bears unmistakable marks of being inspired
by the same happy-go-lucky, irresponsible spirit. They are "agin'
the government" anyhow, and fire a
stone or throw mud occasionally, on
general principles, without having,
or conveying to thoir readers, any
very clear notion of the whereinness
of the why or tho whichness of the
thus of their murky productions.
The fifth annual report of the
commissioners of the New York
state reservation at Niagara, says
an exchange, contains a very complete statement of what has been
accomplished on the American side in
the direction of the restoration of
the natural scenery of the falls, Up
to the present the commission has
been able to effect little beyond the
' removal of buildings, the strengthening of bridges, the temporary repairing of roadways, and other minor
improvements, but now that the
work of demolition is almost com-
{ilete, the Btate legislature is earnest-
y urged to provide funds sufficient
for the carrying outof the important
works of construction and improvement which form part of the general
plan of restoration. Properly constructed roadways are much needed,
especially on Goat Island, and for
this purpose, and for grading, filling,
etc., an appropriation of $25,000 is
asked. In addition to this tho commission requires $35,000 for the
construction of a hydraulic elevator
to take the place of the old Beddle
stairway at the Oave of the Winds,
and $10,000 for a wall to prevent further erosion on the southern shore
of Goat Island, which is exposed to
the unbroken force of   the current.
The latter work  is one of  special
importance, as   the   action of  the
water is slowly but constantly reducing   the size and  changing the
configuration of the island, the soil
of   which  is  largely  composed of
gravel   and  quicksand.     Another
work mentioned in tbe report, but
for which  no  appropriation is yet
asked, is tho construction of a bridge
across the river at a point near the
Whirlpool.   This   work   has  been
rendered  all  the   more desirable,
since it was first suggested by the
commissioners, by reason of the extension of the Canadian park along
the  bank  of  the  river almost to
Queenston.   The gorge at the point
mentioned  is  about eight hundred
feet  in   width, and   the banks on
either side are naturally adapted for
a bridge.   This improvement, however, can  scarcely be   undertaken
until the more necessary works have
been provided for. The report shows
that  the  commissioners expended
last year $20,011 and received $29,-
366, of which $6,524 was earned by
the inclined railway and $20,000
was   the state grant.   The number
of visitors  during tho year is estimated at 300,000, of whom 171,600
wero  excursionists, many of  them
from Canada.   The largest number
of excursionists who arrived in one
day was 6,720.   The commissioners
complain bitterly of tho insufficiency
of  the  support  recoived by them
from   the  legislature,   which, they
say, has forced them to maintain an
inactivity whioh is neither agreeable
to them nor creditable to the stato.
To the Canadian park they pay the
following compliment:  "No visitor
to Niagara will fail either to recognize the attractiveness or admire the
beauty of the Queen Viotoria Park,
with   its  smooth   lawns, well-kept
roads, and  charming views of  the
Horseshoe and American Falls. Tho
people of Oanada may well be congratulated   upon  the acquisition of
so extensive a territory for a public
park."   The report of the Oanadian
commissioners  for  the year ended
Decomber 31st last is a satisfactory
one so far as it relates to the works
of improvement and the number of
visitors.   Nearly $26,000 was  expended upon maintenance and improvements  during  the  year, and
from the date of the formal opening
of the park on May 24th last to the
end of  the year the visitors numbered   213,874, or  un   average of
nearly   1,000 a  day.    Tlie largest
number  of    visitors  in   any  one
day was   4,272  on  the   22nd  of
August.    The   commissioners  express  great astonishment and  re-
grot, however, at the smallncss of
the receipts from tolls, which forthe
seven months amounted to only $4,-
727.   These tolls are levied for the
use of the hydraulic elevator and the
island bridges, and tbe expectation
of the commissioners was that they
would prove a source of considerable
revenue.   That tbey have not done
so is attributed partly to ignorance
on the part of  the public  of  the
beauties of the points of interest at
which the charges in question are
made, and partly to the hostility of
the hackmen, who are accused of diverting travel from theso principal
sources of income in order to revenge
themselves for the los3 of tho commissions   which  they formerly received.   In  order to remedy this
state of affairs handsome descriptive
"folders" are now distributed to all
visitors immediately upon their en
trance into the park, and it is intimated  that steps may be taken to
put a stop to the misrepresentations
of the hackmen.
Children Cryfor
Mr. Gladstone's estimate of Dante,
oxpressed after a paper read by the
Bishop of Ripdn at the Duke of
Westminster's house, contained this:
"I wish to bear testimony with the
bishop, as far as language can, to
the degree of magnitude and the importance of his works, which can
hardly be possible to exaggerate
upon. Dante had a plaoe absolutely alone in the whole compass of
what is called literature, and I do
not think that there is any writer
who can compete with Dante in
what I call educated power. In
my opinion, the study of Dante is a
vory serious matter, entailing a serious responibility. Every thinking
person who gives himself to that
study cannot, during tho study, but
feel profoundly Its effects, for many
are the lessons which the poems of
Dante oonvey to humanity."
Press Despatches.
Little Rock, Ark., May 7.— Last
night a notice was placed on the post
office at Morrilton, intimating that
several loading oitizens would be assassinated. There iB great excitement
and the town is patrolled. The disturbance grows out of election troubles
and the killing of John M. Clayton.
Berlin, May 7.— IheNossiclie Zei-
tung statea that the American com-
miaaionera in the Samoan conference
demand as a basis of the convention
the neutrality of Samoa, a purely nativo u.I ministration and the confirmation of tho concession of Pago Pago.
Montreal, May 8.—The annual
meeting of the C. P. R. was held this
afternoon. The old board was ro elected with the exception of Mr. Grenfell
of London, England, who ia replaced
by Robt. Skinner. The annual report
ia very aatiafactory. It waa decided to
build a new line from Montreal to
Lake St. Louis, within the line of the
Grand Tiunk, and also to pay moro
attention to local traffic all along tho
line. Tlio year's receipts are excellent, being fifteen per cent, ahead of
last yenr. The meeting ie still in progress nt 2.45 p. in. Tlie eighth annual
report of tlio directors of the C. P.
It. Co. wns submitted at the annual
mooting of tho shareholders held nt
Montreal, 8th May, 1889. The gross
earnings for the year were $13,195,-
535.00, the working expenses were
89,324,760.68, and the net earninas,
83,870,774 92. Deducting tho fixed
charges nccuring this year, of $3,544,-
351,00 tho surplus was $326,423.92.
The South Eastern Railway waa worked
by your company during the year for
the account of the trustees, but tho
results arc not included in thia report.
The following is a comparative stnte-
ini'iil of the earnings and expenses for
the past three years.
Total Earnings.—1886, $10,081,-
803.59; 1887, $11,606,412.80; 1888,
Exr-ENSES. —1886, $6,378,317.05;
1887, $8,102,294.64; 1888, $9,324,-
Net Earnings.—1886, $3,703,486.-
54; 1887, $3,604,118.16; 1888, $3,-
Montreal, May 8.—The first healed
spell of the season struck here to-day.
The Uterometer registered 84 ° in the
shade at 1 o'clock.
New York, May 8.—The computed
time of the City of Paris is 5 days, 23
hours, 7 minutes. This beats the
ocean record. The fastoat daily record
wan May 7th, when tho log showed
511 miles.
New York, Muy 8.—A fight over
the commissionership of publio works
came to a sudden end this morning by
the unconditional surrender of oflice
hy the present incumbent De Lawber
Smith, to Thomas F. Gilroy, Mayor
Grant's appointee.
New York, May 8.—A number of
blooded horses from Leland Stanford's
Polo Alto stock farm in Santa Clara
county, California, were sold at auction
at tho American Institute to-day.
Horse owner breeders from Philadelphia, Rochester, Syracuse, Detroit,
Chicago and many other cities were
represented. The prices realized were
very low and but for the fact that the
salo was without reserve owners would
bo justified in withdrawing tho offerings. Elector brought $2200. Prices
for a number of other crack horses
ranged from $1,000 to $2,050.
London , May 8.—In the special
commission to-day Mr. Parnell was
still on tho witness stand. He gave
an account of the meetings he addressed in the IJ. S, and said they were
attended by lending citizens, including
judges, governors, members of the bar,
college professors etc., When he returned from America he arranged
with Michael Davitt to make a tour of
England to denounce crime, but his
arrest prevented him from carrying out
tho scheme.
DimuN, Mny 8.—A pugilist named
Jack Hickey got into a dispute to-day
at Cork with u cab driver. A light
followed and Iho cab driver waa fatally
injured by Hiokey, who broke the
man's skull with hia fist. Hickey was
arrested and remanded on tho charge
of manslaughter.
Berlin, May 8.—A conflict has
taken place at Easen botween atrikera
and three were killed; five wounded.
Serious consequences are feared.
London, May 8.—Jokai, tho famous
novelist and personal friend of the late
Arch-duke Rudolph, of Austria, in a
speech yeiterday, gave it aa his opin
ion that the prinoe committed suicide
in a fit of pique at the refuaal of hia
father to deolare war against Russia,
which the prince believed was inevitable.
Hutchinson, Kaa., May 8.—The
windstorm which has been raging in
this vicinity for three days culminated
in a oyclone and stretching over three
counties left nothing but a waste
strewn with houses, barm, fences, etc.
William Crawford was instantly killed
by flying timbers and his house demolished. William Bolt, Oliver Beard,
Jason Board, S. S. Crawford, John
Ferries nnd Mr. Bnrtolett were fatally
injured; about 30 others woro more or
leas injured.
San Franoisco, May 8.—Rev. S. P.
Anderson (colored) of the Central
Baptist church, St. Louis, was arrested
about 50 years of  age,   is wanted  in
St. Louis for forging a check for $500.
Washington,   May   8.—Secretary
Windom and assistant secretary  Tichenor gave hearing to-day to  representatives of the Grand Trunk, Michigan
Central and Canadian Pacific Railways
relative to imposing duty on Canadian
cars brought into the   United   States.
The roada wero represented   by  Gen.
Spaulding and Messrs. Russell,   Flagler, Bates and Digby Bell who, argued
against imposing the duty nnd onid   ns
cars hnd heen admitted free  of  duty
for the past 20 years thero wns no reason for charging duty now, and that it
would ho nn injustice to impose a duty.
The  secretary withheld  his  decision
for n few duys.
London, May 9.—Archbishop Walsh
■'j resumed his testimony today before
the Parnell commission, and said that
the facts which had come to his knowledge proved that lhe influence of the
national league  tended  to  diminish
crimes in Ireland,   Tho decadence of
secret societies had been gradual sine*
1866.   The witness was aware that the
league had advised tenants nut to enter
their complaints in the land court after
the parliament act of 1881 was paused
and subsequent events justified  this
advice.   The witness said he knew of
only one instance in which tho league
was indiscreet and that was when one
of the branches of the league pasaed a
resolution deciding to publish a list of
all persons in thnt district who were
not members of the league.   The witness protested against such action, and
the plan wns abandoned.    "As leagues
spread" declared the archbishop "secret
societies vanished aud the people learned to prefer open action and disliked
and distrusted sociul bodies and move
rneuts."   Throughout tho witness' diocese the cases of boycotting were fow
and unything like intimidation is con
sidercd reprehensible.     Tho members
of the longue held that boycotting kept
the country free frum outrages.   Tho
witness did not approve of tho refusal
to sell necessaries of life to men under
boycott.   He understood the plan of
campaign to be purely voluntary combining un the pan of tenants.   It did
not imply boycotting.   Reference being made to Archbishop Walsh's pas
toral, publiahed iu 1882, in which he
denounced the non-payment of debta
and forcible resistance of the law, the
archbishop explained that the issuance
of the pastoral was owing   to  an   increase of secret societies, which temporarily flourished because the league
party was disorganized owing to the
imprisonment of its leaders, and when
driven to despair by cruel  evictions.
London, May 9.—Edward McMurdo, for some years  past one  of  tho
most prominent Americana in London
financial circles, died suddenly yesterday.    He had just  come  over  from
Paris in apparently good health.   Mr.
McMurdo came to  London 80  years
ago and has been identified with a great
variety of enterprises extending  from
central America to south  Africa  and
including all kinds of properties.   Hia
fortune ia estimated at a million  dollars.
Gainesville, Tex., May 9.—Theo.
Redman and Bud Tinnell, both farm-
era in the Chickasaw nation, between
whom bad blood has existed for some
time, quarrelled yesterday. Redman
shot and killed Tinnell with a shot gun.
The murderer is at large.
San Francisco, May 9.—A fire at
3 o'clock this morning destroyed the
Pacifio box factory, owned by Meyers
& Racouellat, the carriage factory of
Lowney & sons and an adjoining
dwelling.   Total loss about $60,000.
AlboququEjN. M,,May 9.—-Walter
T, Logan, son of Thomas A. Logan, of
Cincinnati, one of the most eminent
men of the Ohio Bar and brother of
Ensign Logan, who was drowned on
the Trenton during tho hurricane at
Samoa, was found dead in bed on
Sunday morning last. Logan had
been suffering for soveral days from a
felon on his hand, and had procured
a small amount of morphine to alleviate his pain. When he retired on
Saturday night ho took several drops
of the drug to his room, and it ia supposed that inadvertently ho swallowed
an overdose with fatal results.
Louisville, May 9.—Spokano wins
tho Derby oasily. Whon the horses
started on the milo nnd hnlf run
llindoocrnft took tho lead, Bookmaker
second. At the eight mile post, the
same positions were maintained; atthe
quarter Proctor Knott lead by three
lengths and continued to do so until
after the mile post had been passed,
when Spokane came forward and
passed the famous racer. The last of
the race was very exciting, all the
horses being pretty close up. Spokane
led them all, however, and although
each jocky waa laying on the whip
heavily at the mile and quarter, Spokane was in the best form and passed
under the wire an easy winner, Proctor Knott 2nd.
Washington, May 9.—Tho president today commuted tho sentence of
hanging to 10 years in penitentiary in
the case of Grace Smnllwood (colored)
of thia city, who strangled to death
her illegitimate child. She is half
San Francisco, May 9.—News
reached here from Crescent city, Cal,
this morning, that the schooners El-
venia and Wing and Wing for San
Francisco, went nshore thero on Tuesday and two mon were drowned.
Berlin, May 10.—Last niglit a fight
occurred at Smoker between the
striking miners and the soldiers. Two
Berlin, Mny 10.—Three miners
were killed and several wounded today in a conflict with the soldiers at
Brockor, Westphalia. The strikers
had gatlicrsd in a largo body and refused to disperse when ordered and
the soldiers thereupon tired.
London, Mny 10.—In the Parnell
commission to-day the attendance was
small and no interest was manifested.
iNow that Parnell has finished his testimony, the proceedings are unimportant. " ,
London, May 10.—A despatch from
Zanzibar to the Times states an officer
and two seamen belonging to the German cruiser Schmalbe, were killed at
Boyomayo on the east coast of Africa.
London, May 10. — Intelligence
comes via Zanzibar of a desperate encounter at Boyomayo between Lieutenant Wissman and the natives. The
lieutenant landed with 200 sailors and
700 Soudanese and attacked the
Rushire camp. The unlives repelled
the attack with great fierceness and
fought bravely after thoir manner, but
were repulsed and put to flight after
eight of their number hud been killed.
Lieutenant Wissmau's forces fared
badly in the conflict. Forty of the
Soudanese were killed and an officer of
the Schwalhe and several of the lieutenant's staff were wounded.
London, May 10.—Meaara O'Brien
and Edward Harrington, the temporarily released prisoners, attract general
attention in the Parnell commission,
and their testimony is awaited with interest. In intorvals of the proceedings
they are treated with more thuncivility
by the judges, who chat with them in
familiar manner and have made them
their guests at luncheon.
St. Petersbug, May 10.—The fun-
erul of Count Tolstoi, late minister of
the interior, took place today. The
czar waa preaent at tho funeral. The
czar has donated an item of 200,000
roubles to the Countess Tolstoi, and in
addition, a yearly pension of 6,000
Paris, May 10. —A proposition submitted by La Liberie haa caused some
comment here to-day. That journal
urgeaPresidentCarnotto mark the centennial year of tha revolution by repealing the exile laws and proclaiming
general amnesty. An act of thia sort,
says La Liberie, would prove the power
of France and would show that she
does not fear her enemies. It would
also tend to destroy Boulangism.
London, May 10.—Hon. W. W.
Thomas, United States minister to
Norway and Sweden, arrived at Liverpool yesterday and will go direct to
San Francisco, May 10.—At this
morning's session of the U. S. senate
committee, investigating U. S. relations with Canada, a number of fish
and lumber merchants were heard.
.They agreed that reciprocity would be
disastrous to U. S. canneries and mills.
Tucson, Arizona, May 10.—About
two o'clock this morning fire was discovered in rear of Ihe Arlington Hotel,
at Lordsburg, N. M., which destroyed
all the buildings on the north side of
the town. The firo spread with great
rapidity and had it not been for Clas
sou Bros.' building the entire town
would hnve been destroyed. Tho loss
is about $50,000.
San Francisco, May 10.— Among
the pnssengers hy the stenmer Walla
Walla, which sailed this morning for
Viotoria and the Sound ports, were
Hamm and Peterson, the oarsmen,
who are to take part in the regatta at
Tacoma and Seattle. Mutsada Soraki-
chi, the Japaneso wrestler, and James
H. Faulkner, the San Francisco wrestle ', who are bound for Seattle, were
also on board.
San Fracisco, May 10.—A fire at
ono o'clock this morning destroyed two
tanneries, a saloon nnd several small
dwellings in south San Francisco.
New York, May 10.—Henry Har-
die, tho forger recently oxtradited
from Canada, was sentenced this morning to 7 years and 6 months imprisonment.
A degree was issued this morning by
the supreme court dissolving the Eleo- j
trie Sugar Cu.
New York, May 10.—Justico Bar-
rot, of the Supreme court, to-day gave
cident that occurred about 6 miles
north of here on Wednesday evening,
by which the twelvo year old daughter
of CM. Morton lost her life. She
had taken a six months calf to water
and waa returning to stake it out
when it ran away. The girl became
entangled in tho rope uud was dragged
to death before assistance could reach
New York, May 10.—Seven hundred laborers employed by the department of public works were discharged
to-day by the new commissioner.
Thoy were nil county Democrats and
it is proposed to fill their places with
Tammany men.
New York, May 10.—To-day is the
warmest tenth of May in 18 years.
All records fail to show on any previous
tenth, within the period named, the
temperature reached by 5 degrees by
noon as it did to-day. The weather
officers are puzzled as to the peculiar
metorological condition that prevails.
Storms according to iheir calculations,
should be raging when clear skies prevail. In places where it wns warm to an
uncomfortable degree yesterday, it is
snowing to-day, at points within only
a few hundred miles of each other this
mornining the temperature varied
from below freezing to summer heat.
At 8 o'clock this morning nearly two
inches of snow had fallen in the Btreets
at Denver, Colorado. In Wyoming
snow fell nearly all night, 200 miles
northwest of Denver the temperature
was 76°.
Washington, May 10.—The following decision was issued to-day by the
inter-state committee in the case of
William P. Heard, a colored passenger, vs the Georgia R. It. Company:
It is a lawful duty chat n carrier, like
the defendant, owes to the travelling
public, in carrying out its rule of furnishing separate cars to white and
colored passengers on its line engaged
in inter-state travel, to make them
equal in comforts, accommodations and
equipment without any discrimination,
aud to afford equal protection of the
law alike to all such passengers without
regard to race, colur or sex against undue prejudice and disadvantage from
disorderly conduct on the part of other
passengers or persons, On the fact* in
this proceeding it is held that the defendant violated the law in each of the
foregoing reapecta as against the petitioner.
Zark, Mo., May 10.-The "Bold
Knob Boys" were executed at 7.46
a. m. The ropes broke and the three
men fell to the ground struggling. The
execution was horribly bungled, but
the cheery men were carried to the
scaffold again and at 10.10 they were
finally strangled. Dave Walker died
in 15 minutes, Matthews iu 13 and
Bill Walker in 14.
Portland,, Or. May 10.—Emil
Weber, a gambler, was shot and instantly killed by Sandy Olds, another
gambler, at 1.30 this afternoon. Bad
blood existed between tho parties for
some time.
San Francisco, May 10.—The score
of the leaders in the six days gu-as-you-
please race, at one o'clock this afternoon, waa na follows: Albert, 92 miles;
Howarth, 88; Hart, 83; Moore, 78;
Gueirero, 77; Taylor, 75; Vint, 70;
Campnna, 65.
Ilonnlil "Trunin."
r ItCnOr 6 C88tOrl8t       ' hero this morning.   Anderson, who ia ' minora were killed and many wounded.
iudgment dissolving tho Electric Sugar
tenning Co., Alexander Cameron,
representing tho corporation, consenting thereto. R. Burnham Moffat was
appointed receiver and directed to
furnish bonds in $10,000.
New York, May 10.—The first
witness called this morning by the
senate committee, and Canadian Railways was President Chas. S. Smith, of
the chamber of commerce. He alluded to railroad enterprises in India
and the Black Sea ports, and feared
that under the present conditions it
would not be long before America lost
her export trade. He even advocated
the carrying of occasional shipments
by railroads at less than cost of carrying if necessary. He thought there
was small hope of successful competition with the English steamship fines
unless American lines receive a subsidy,
J. H. Herrick, chairman of the inter-state commerce commission, differed
from the last witnoss, He thought
the inter-state law a good one, but the
penalties are not severe enough. There
was a tendency to discriminate against
the seaboard ports in favor of foreign
porta. We Bhould not restrict Oanadian roads; we need them as a regulator, but they should be under the same
control as ours.
LrviRMOBE, Cal., May 10.—News
reached here this morning of a sad ac-
Dr. Orton, of Winnipeg, and party
went west lo Revelstoke this week to
begin operations for the erection of a
smelter somewhere on the Illecillewaet
river. It iB Baid they are backed by
ample capital. The ore tu run the
amelter will be hunted up after the
works are completed.
The latest advices from Porry Creek
are that the Perry Creek Gold Mining
Co. bas decided to commence sinking
a shaft at a point 5 miles up the creek
from the company's present shaft and
tuunel. The new operations will be
in charge of A. Bilsland, ns foreman.
At the old works everything is progressing finely, the last wnshup giving
a return of $700 for 8 daya work.
The latest news from G. B. Wright's
citnip on Kuoteuny lake speaks of the
new striko in the No. 1 mini) ns being
Inrger nnd richer than was at first
supposed. It is impossible to tell the
extent of the ore body. As the incline penetrates the mountain it increases in size, until now, it is said,
thoy havo ore under and over the drive
and on each sido. This ores goes up
in the hundreds of ounces of silver to
the ton. The No. 1 now bids fair to
eclipse the Hall mine near Nelson, in ,
the Toad mountain district.
"Tug" Wilson, who owns a number
of claims on Tunnel mountain, near
Field, reports that he has sold a quarter interest in one of thom, named the
Mayflower, for $2,000, getting $900
down, the balance to be paid by purchasers in Winnipeg. The Mayflower
is higher up the mountain than the
Monarch and distant from it about 300
feet. Mr. Wilson states that he has 4
feet of solid mineral in the claim sold,
and that it assays big in gold, silver,
and lead, having had returns of over
$300 to the ton. Mr. Wilson has a
good thing if he has half what he
Policemen Suiter from rheumatism,
dyspepsia, billiousness, kidnej complaint
and many other ills, in exaotly the same
manner as ordinary mortals, and Burdock Blood Bittors cures them quickly
and permanently just as it always doe's
In every case, from whatever cause arising.
The Marquis of Queenebury has arrived at Toronto. Weekly British Columbian
-lVe.1 u<".lay -lluriitug, May IS, 188D.
(From Daily Columbian, May 1.1.)
A blank sheet at tho police court today.
Salmon averaged 25 to the boat last
The new Presbyterian brick church
has received an extorter coat of red
paint, which greatly improves its appearance.
Tho lacrosse club had a most successful practice last night, some 22
members being present. Sides wero
chosen and a well contested game was
Surrey municipality has voted $3,
000 for rond improvements, which nre
to bo commenced immediately. The
Surrey people nro wiso in hot waiting
till the fall to make their roads.
Tho now renl cstnte firm of Richards,
Haywood & Macintosh aro doing a
rushing business, and report a rapid
increase in transfers. Their sales for
the past week amount to over 830,-
The Yale road is reported to ba in
bad condition across the Serpentine
Flats and several of the bridges are in
a shaky condition and require to be
renewed. Thoy should receive attention at once.
The Surrey Agricultural Society Exhibition will be held on September
30th this year. The prize list has
been revised and considerably increased, and it is proposed to enlarge
the exhibition buildings.
Harrison River Joe has returned to
the city after spending a delightful
winter among the tiilicums of his village. Joe spent his spare time during
the winter in carving out a new canoe,
of which he is hyas proud.
An Ottawa exchange of a recent
date says; "Senator Mclnnes, of New
Westminster, left for Toronto to-night.
He has two sons attending the university there, who will go up for graduation in Juno. About the middle pf
that month Senator and Mrs. Mclnnes and tlieir two sons will start on
a trip to Europe."
J. D. Rae has purchased the stock
and good will of Mr. D. McPhaden's
grocery establishment on Columbia
street, and will conduct the business in
futuro. Mr. Rue is well and favorably known, and is certain to attract
a largo businoss. Mr. McPhaden will
devote his attention to his tine ranch
on Edinburgh street, which requires
personal supervision.
A UoimI Investment.
The Westminster Gaa Co. haB announced that it hns a limited number
of shares for sale. The works are now
equipped in good working order, and
the company is established on a good
footing. On account of the considerable reduction in tho price of coal
lately the prospects for good profits are
better than ever this season. The list
of consumers iB increasing rapidly and
constantly, about one-third increase
having been made during the year.
Those who obtain possession of the
limited number of shares offered for
sale will make a good investment.
The Surrey Dyking Acheme.
The Surroy dyking scheme will soon
be nn accomplished fact, the enterprising poople of that municipality
having taken the matter in hand and
will build the dyke without waiting
for outside assistance. Undor the
provision of the new municipalities act
the council is empowered lo proceed
with any improvement, on the petition
of two-thirds of the persons to be benefitted thereby, the lands unproved to
be assessed for the amount expended.
The necessary petition is now being
circulated and has already received a
majority of the signatures required.
The petition will be laid before the
next mooting of the Surrey council,
and prompt action will follow. The
work will commence and be completed
this fall.	
Found Drowned.
Coroner Ferris went up to Nicomen
Wednesday to hold an inquest on tho
body of nn Indian, found by an Indian
woman floating in Nicomen slough.
The inquest was held at the house of
the Messrs. Clark Bros., near Somas.
Mr. Ferris commenced the inquest on
Friduy, but for want of indentification
of the remains, adjourned it until this
morning, and sent to Chilliwack fur the
chief of the Indians there, who came
but failed to produce evidene identifying tho body. The jury brought in a
verdict of "found drowned." There
was not a mark of violence upon tho
body, which appeared to have been in
tho water about three weeks. Mr.
Ferris returned to tho city by train
thia afternoon.
Heath of an Old Pioneer.
Thos. H. Forister, well known to
every pioneer of British Oolumbia as
the very popular steward of the Fraser
steamers in the early daya, from '58
and later, died in Key West, Fla., on
the 24th April last after a lingering
illness. Genial Tom Forister was
steward on the various boats owned by
the late Oapt. Wm. Irving that formerly plied on the Fraser, including
the "Moody," "Maria," "Governor
Douglas," "Reliance," "Onward" and
the "Wilson G. Hunt," the latter croft
now resting in the bone yard on the
beach in the upper harbor. The deceased, from his sunny, obliging disposition, was the friend of all the old
hands who sought fortune's favors on
the golden bam of the Fmser and beyond. For the past two years he
lived at the residence of Oapt. John
Irving; James Bay, until a few montha
ago, when he left for Florida to visit
his mother. Ho was tnken ill shortly
after his arrival and did not leave his
bed until death came. Cnpt. Irving
yesterday received a letter apprising
him of the fact.—Colonist, May 9. In
this city and vicinity Tom Forister
was for years u familiar figure, and was
liked by everyone with whom he came
in contact, and no wonder, for his
couriesy and good humor as a steamboat officer and private citizen were unfailing. Many pleasant memories and
warm regards are cherished througout
the province towards honest Tom Forister. ■
The Mission UrlilKc Again.
Mr. H. Abbott, general superintendent C. P. R., and Mr. A. J. Cambie,
C. E., were in the city to-day for the
purpose nf trying to effect a compromise on tho width of the draw to
bo placed in the Mission bridge. They
were anxious that the board of trade
should withdraw its proteBt against a
60 foot draw, and wished that its action in the matter should bo reconsidered. They received little or no
encouragement, the general feeling
being that a 100 foot draw ahould be
maintained as tho only safeguard to
the free and unobstructed navigation
of the Fraser. Mr. Abbott did not
appear to be vory well pleased with
results of his visit, and intimated that
the action of tho board of trade might
he overruled. But tho people are
unanimous that a 100-foot draw is absolutely necessary, and uo compromise
reducing its width will be tolerated.
It is ieamed from reliable sources
that the piers of the draw are to be
riff-rapped, that ia, hundreds of Uuib
of rocks will be piled around the
crib-work of the piers to keep
them solid and in place. If
this is allowed, evon if it does not interfere immediately with navigation, it
will cause a bar to be formed, which
will ultimately reBult in changing the
channel of the river. It ia well known
that even small snaaB have formed
bars in the Fraser which have closed
miles of the river to navigation.. The
Board of Trade should take this matter in hand and deal with it promptly,
othorwiso the navigation of the river
above tho mission bridge will be seriously imperilled.
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District Meeting.
The annual meeting of tho Westminster district of the Methodist
church was held in this city on Thursday and Friday of this week; Rev. E.
Robson, of Vancouver, presiding.
Rev. T. W. Hall was elected secretary,
and Rev. J. Calvart assistant. Thirteen ministers and laymen were present. A caroful review of the work of
the church in the district during the
past year rovealed a very gratifying
degree of success in every circuit and
mission. The total membership of the
churoh in the district is 772, an increase of 137 oVer last year. The
amount of money raised during the
year for all purposes is $11,036. 651
scholars aro reported in the Sunday
schools, with 94 teachers and officers.
Ruv. J. W. Patteraon tendered hiB
resignation from the ministry, and it
was recommended that his resignation
be accepted and a certificate of standing be granted him. Several additional
men will be required for work in the
district next year.
The following laymen were oleoted
delegates to tho annual conference,
which meets at Victoria next week:
W. Shannon, D. Gillandera, Alex.
Peers, O. D. Sweet, H. Abercroinbie,
J. Calvart, and Capt. John, an Indian.
Rev. J. H White, was elected to the
stationing committee, and Rev. S. J.
Thompson to tho Sunday school committee.
At the first day's session Mr. M. J.
Stovcns, a probationer for the ministry frum Newfoundland, who has been
supplying tho work of the late Rev,
R. B. Hemlaw, having passed a successful examination, was recommended to be received on trial.
In response to the formal question,
"Who havo died during the year,"
many touching references wero made
to the line decensed brother, Rev Mr.
Hemlaw, and an obituary notico was
directed to be prepared for the conference and a resolution of condolence
was passed to bo forwarded to Mrs.
G. W. Henry, nurseryman of Port
Hammond, has issued a handsome illustrated descriptive catalogue of
fruit and ornamental trees, shrubs,
plants, etc., to be propagated at
his nurseries, including also a list
of prices for 1889, and a photograph,
taken on April 15th last, showing a
block of lino, healthy looking, two-
year old trees at the Port Hammond
Reddon, the Hat Portage chief of
police, ia supposed to have reached the
American soil, The chase iB abandoned.
Rev. Dr. Potts, of Toronto, has receivod from Eraatus Wiman the sum
of $10,000 towards the college federation scheme.
Henderson has withdrawn from the
contest in Central Winnipeg. Ool.
McMillan will undoubtedly be eleoted
without opposition.
The statement of the Bank of Montreal for the year ending the 30th of
April, issued Friday afternoon, shows
a healthy atate of affairs.
The large saw mill and grist mill of
Geo. Marks & Co., at Bruce mines,
Ontario, were destroyed by lire Thursday night,   The loss will be heavy.
Henry Meek, employed by th«
Kingston & Pembroke, iron mining
oompany, was run over on the Kingston and Pembroke track Saturday
and instantly killed near Wilber.
A Hamilton, Ont., despatch Btates
that Maria McOabe, 16 yean of ago,
who was sentenoed to fourteen years
in the penitentiary for the murder of
her illegitimate ohild, has been pardoned.
(From Daily Columbian, May IS.)
The circus visits Westminster on
Six vessels are now loading lumber
for foreign ports at tho Moodyville
mills and things aro fairly booming in
that hamlet. The mills commence tomorrow to run night and day.
On the 21st of Muy instant, Goo.
Byrnes, auctioneer, will sell by public
auction, at Victoria, some valuable
farm lands at Mud Bay, in this distriot.
Mr. Frank Yorke, the Moodyville
stovedore, was in the city to-day for
the purpose of making arrangements
for loading tho ship MacDuff, which is
expected to arrive in port on Saturday.
The ship MacDuff has gone into the
dry-dock at Esquimalt to receive some
repairs, and as soon as these aro
completed Bho will bo towed to Westminster to load lumber ut the Royal
Oity mills.       ,
Mr. H. T. Thrift laid on our table
to-day a number of branchea of the
salmon berry bush, all loaded with
ripo fruit. The 13th uf May is early
even fur salmon berries, but strawberries are a couplo of weeka  earlier.
The drawing of the $1,000 appropriation of the Building Society on
Saturday night resulted in favor of
ahare No. 36, owned by Misa MoLach-
lan. Thia share waB formerly owned
by Mr. W. H. Lewis who withdrew it
on March I7th.
A Spaniard whd is known by the
name of Maclugo, whose name lias several times appeared at the police court,
was arrested to-day for an unmentionable crimo, perpetrated yesterday on a
littlo boy. Maclugo was captured
after a hut chase.
The Kamloops Sentinel has got, a
new dress and has very noticeably improved its general mnke-up lately.
One would judge from the appearance
of tho Sen'tnei that Kamloops and the
upper country wns getting tube "some
pumpkins," and thore can be no doubt
of the fact.
Although the meeting at the Y.M.C.
A. was not as largely attended yestorday as on previous sabbaths, still tho
interest was very great and there wero
more requeBtB for prayer than ever before. The regular monthly meeting of
the association will be held on Wednesday evening.
Farini's it McMahon's consolidated
circus is highly mentioned in the
papers wherever the white tents have
been spread. The fame uf the great
Farini show is world wide, while Mc-
Mahon is known everywhere as always giving a performance of moro
than usual brilliancy.
The Dominion lUiuMed of May 4th
furnishes, among ita fine list of illustrations, a portrait of the gallant
Major Petors of "C" battery, Victoria,
with notes of hia life, career, etc., and
a series of sketches from that versatile
officer's pencil, illustrating a goat hunt
in the Rocky Mountains,
Reports were received Inst night of
a big strike on Texada Island. Our
informant declined to statu the exact
whereabouts of the find but shook his
head sagely and said he had his reasons
for keeping the matter quiet for the
present. We can only say we hope it
is true.—Friday's   Courier.
Wm. E. Mortimor was charged at
the police court this morning with assaulting a man named Exposite. The
latter went into the Merchants hotel
and vomited on the floor, for which
Mortimer gave him a drubbing. The
provocation in the case waB eo great
that the magistrate only imposed a
gne of $1.00 and costs.
Mr. W. Thibaudeau C. E., has
severed his connection with Messrs. A.
J. Hill & Co., and has opened an
office in the Hamley block and is prepared to do all surveying and draughting work. Mr. Thibaudeau ia well
and favorably known throughout the
city, and will, no doubt, receive a fair
share of public patronage.
The Royce & Lansing Musical Comedy Co., who appear here for one
night. May 16, present great variety of music and comedy, and from all
sources we gather nothing but praise
for their entertainment. This company, it will be remembered, mode a
decided hit on the Pacific coast Inst
season. This season they have an enlarged company and 83,900 invested
in new musical instruments. Secure
seats oarly.
The Caterpillar 1'e.t.
Under the new municipalities act
the city council has the power to pass
a bylaw enforcing tho destruction of
caterpillars within the city limits. The
caterpillar pest gives promise of being
as bad as usual this year, and it would
be well for the council to enforce the
destruction of these insects for the protection of the many poopio who ure
troubled with careless neighbors.
The Cricket Match.
Toasted and Smoked.
On Friday night last, in Nanaimo, a
banquet was tendered to Mr. J. A.
Strong, on the occaaion of his resignation of the editorial chair of tho Nanaimo Courier. All the notabilities of
the "blaok diamond" city were present to do honor to the guest of the
evening, who was warmly toasted and
caned. The cane wasn't a cane, however, for the reason, probably, that the
honored recipient was strong enough
but took the form of a gold mounted
oigar case and an elegant amber cigar
holder, all of whioh were suitably acknowledged. A melancholy reflection
suggested by this otherwise pleasant
incident, is that editors never seem to
be appreciated until thoy resign or dio,
or in some way vamoose. Oan it be
that the handsome ovations and large
funerals on auch occasions are an expression of the community's pleasure
at the occurrence t  We hope not.
Tho cricket match on Saturday
afternoon, Canada vs Old Country, resulted in a victory for the latter team
by a scoro of 52 to 51. Considering
that Canada played two men short of
its opponents the term "victory" can
scarcely bo claimed by the winners.
The fielding, batting aud bowling were
all in favor ot Canada. Tho best
scores for lho Old Couutry team were
mado by Miles (16) and Hamber (13).
A return match will be played on Saturday next.
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lllllc Practice.
The WestminBter Rifle Association
held its first practico at Brownsville
on Saturday afternoon. The following are the scores mado, which, considering the condition of the range,
first practice, etc, are very satisfactory:
000 Tot'l
J. C. chamberlain,
A. P. Cotton,
Lieut. Mowat,
O. B. Ackerman,
J. S. Frasor,
J. A. McMartin,
w. Wolfenden,
Passenger List.
Following passengers arrived this
morning by the Btr. Rithet: Miss
Kober, Miss English, Mias Hiok, Mrs.
Brown, Mrs. Watson, Mrs. Forrior,
Mrs. Murphy, J. Brady, Fairbains, N.
Morse, A. Feletoe, Wm. Gordon, F.
York, S. Reed, F. W. Foster, J. McRae, Capt. Lee, Capt. Urquhart, Rev.
Beaslandn, Wm. Robinson, S. T. Mcintosh, Capt. Dexter, A. Blair, D.
Brandsim, Thos. McDonald, R. London, E. A. Sharp, D. Drysdale, W. H.
Steves, W. H. London, T. Sherman,
E. Goudy, J. H. Stirsky, R. Alexander, McEweu, M. M. English, T.
McNeely, E. A. Wadhams. She also
brought 170 tons of freight.
The Xlcliolln Murder.
Tho inquest on the roinains of Nicholls, who was murdered at Moodyville some eight years ago, did not result in any definite information being
procured aud it was adjourned till
Wednesday evening to allow Constable
Calbick to hunt up soino frosh evi-
ilniici'. Tho Indians »ho wero witnesses at the inquest showed ureat re-
luotunco in giving their evidence and it
was only tuo plain to those who understand Indian character that they were
keeping back the information sought.
Constable Calbick hns the case in hand
and he is determined that the guilty
Indians will yet be brought to justice,
and the chances ure that he will succeed. Mr. Cnlbick left for Blaine this
afternoon lo hunt up frosh evidence in
the caae.
Summaries of City  Sermons Spoken
Rev. Phillip Woods officiated at
Holy Trinity church lust night, taking
for his text I Kings 18ih c, 21st v:—
And Elijah came unto all the people
and said: How long halt ye between
two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow Him, but if Baal, then follow him.
These words, dear friends, were spoken by tho groat prophet Elijah on
Mount Cirmel, iu the hearing of an
immense concourse of people. All
Israel was there and 450 prophets, but
only one true prophet. Tlio great
question to bo decided wus whether
Jehovah or Baal was God. 'If the
Lerd be God, follow him.' That was
tho advice Elijah gave Israel, and so
the children of Israel in that crisis deoided on Jehovah. And to-night my
friends a decision has got to be made;
God is on ono Bide, sin on tho other,
whioh will you chooBe? If the Lord be
God, follow Him, if Bin be right, follow it. You and I are Christians, do
wo do what OhriBtiauity demands of
us! Yes, sometimes. Once in a while
we bring a child to be baptized, and
we follow the Christian ceremonies of
marriage and burial. In these wayB
.wo ahow our Christianity. In everything elso Christianity demands, how
do wo comply with it? How often do
wo read God's holy word, and how often do we do those many things wo are
called on to do? We neither respect
or embraco Christianity. Why dn wo
not stand up for the religion wo aro
bound to profess? Some Bay 'I am
young and will live many a yenr, bo
thero is timo enough to look to tho
welfare of my soul. Others say: 'The
cares of lifo are too mnny and great, I
haven't time.' Others ovado the question by saying: 'Wo do not intend to
die as we are living. Wo do not load
a proper life, but the time will como
when we will do better.' It is not
right to class all people as believers
and non-believors for there is a middle
class—tho waverers. These go on
from day to day waiting the convenient season that never comes, and
when dentil npironchos they aro not
ready. The waverer Bays: 'Yes, I
will work in God's vineyard, but he
does not. Is this class represented
hereto-night? If itis, may the Lord
have morey on thom. There are men
here who at baptism promised to lead
a good life, but they have failed in
their promise. How are we living if
we porish everlastingly? No person in
this ohuroh will perish except as a
Christian. Everyone of you have had
the opportunities and havo failed to
make ubo of them. The atheist oan
havo consistency but the waverer cannot, The waverer's inmost conscience
tolls him he is living an inconsistent
life. 'Take first tho kingdom of God
and all othors will be added unto you.'
We must not delay thon to make the
ohoioe of the sido we are going to
choose. I ask you to look at the
cross; was there any hesitation
there?    No  Jesus Christ drank the
bitter cup unhesitatingly for you and
for me. You have a soul God gave to
use to His glory—how are you using it?
Can you take that which is God's and
use it for the devil's purposes ? Surely
hot; then let ub decide between tho
two. Wo go ou serving Gud a little
and the devil the rest. What you and
I waver between is everlasting life and
everlasting damnation. We decido for
hell while we are wavering for heaven.
The lesson is that wo must make the
best uso of the present. There is no
use talking of to-morrow or' years
hence, for you hnve not 5 minutes to
spare. So you who are doubting remember this and make your choice before the night is past. If the Lord be
God, follow him.
baptist ohorch.
At tho Baptist church last evening
the pastor, (Rov. Thos. Baldwin) spoko
about "Isaac," from Gen. 21st chap.
3rd vorso and part 12th verse and
various connecting sentences in Gen.
12th chap. Hu said : After tho birth
and early life of Isaac, God called Abraham to Biicratice him. For some
reason or other the telling of the story
of Isaac is the most difficult in scripture, principally because it contain*
promises of somo of tho largest blessings that will be bestowod away in tbe
unknown fulure, and until then iheir
full import and effect will not be
known. Yet the Lord left data along
the line whereby thoso already realized
give ground on which to found a great
many hopes and draw a groat many
lessons. Abraham has a promise from
God when he is 75 years old, and waits
25 yeara ere Isaac is burn, and then he
wails 25 years mure in interest of the
bringing up of his offspring; then God
calls him to sacrifice Isaac. Wo see in
the act of sacrifice Abraham illustrating the world, with tho sword of justice drawn and majesty calling fur life,
when suddenly a hand is thrust out
staving the uplifted weapon ubout tu
strike, and a voice rings out in clarion
tunes "Heild, lay not thine hand upon
tho lud." Then a ram is pruduced out
of tho thicket, to be offered as a substitute, representing the coming Saviour, illustrating the coming intention
of God the Father, and in the deliverance of Isaac, giving to future generations a sign uf the manner in which
they should be aaved, giving to us a
symbol uf the way in whicli we are
saved under tho law by the sacrifice of
Josus Christ, Hero tho reverend
gentleman pictured the sacrifice of
Christ and the impossibility of escape,
suoh as wns afforded Isaac. Then continued : Isaao stood in lino with the
promises nf tho Most High, involving
so much blessing reserved nnd methods
employed. The troublo in our worship
is, our faith dees not lake up what
intervenes between us and God; wo
are willing to believo there is a God—
devils boliove this—but thoro aro some
Christians who take up specialities,
and, while they seem to be
in the midst of promises, yet never
see the oilier sido of these promises,
and do not fully coutempluto the conditions surrounding them, they murmur at tho condition-, mid want to
select the time, place and met hod in
whicli the change shall take place under the promises and pledges given by
God. What lias Gud promised? I
want yuu tn understand clearly and
fully that God never prumises substantially excopt for body na woll as
souls, lliiei is a distinct promiso of
"lho lain);" yot, it is hardly under-
stood, and therefore not valued as it
should bo. Christians (some of them)
aro so ethereal that they tbink because
they are cltaiised of sin that by and
bye ihey will vanish into thin air; yet
existing, where, they hardly know.
There ia tied up in evory promiso the
substantial land to bo inherited and
peopled by united bodies and
souls throughout all eternity. Jesus
in His talk to His disciples on
the mount told them "Blessed are
the meek, for they shall iuhuret the
earth." Nuw, has this been fulfilled
here? No; nor it wna novor intended
to be; this earth has been a field of
strife, a bnttlo ground, and tho meek
have been subjected to gibbet and
raok and the horrors of the inquisition, and if you understand this promise to refer to this earth your hope
will never bo fulfilled; it refers to a
new heaven and a new earth, whero
tho puro in heart Bhall bcu Gud. True,
we seo Him in spirit now; but then
wo shall dwell with Him, und continu
ally uur natural oyo shall see tho King
in his beauty and we shall realizo iu
tlio land that Boomed very far off ihe
abounding of tho changeloss covenant
of God. Man, whoso mortality waa
used, just us an incidont aloug the
line, will witness "Death swallowed
up in victory" and God's promises consummated in revealing His original
purposes fulfilled. How is thiB to be
accomplished? Liko Himsolf, in
methods. Picture Him ns a father,
burying HiB hopes in His only Son
upon the altar of sacrifice—Abraham
saved his son but Mine cannot be
saved—He must drink—He did drink
—tho dregs of the cup of misery. He
did die—alone—bore our sins in His
body upon the tree—that these bodies
of ours might beoorae immortal; that
we might be saved, body and soul.
Recognise that there is no time when
man won't be somewhere, body and
soul, and when a Christian gives up
the idea that we shall be like Him, a
copy of the Ideal Man, the first fruit,
changleas, his hope is only half
grounded, The rov. gentleman closed
a thrilling discourse with an appeal to
Mb hearers not to question the promises, but to take and use them, and
find that God, who freely gave His
Son, gives salvation, grace and morey,
and by and by, in tho resurrection
morning, awakening from tho dead,
they will join in perpetually living ia
the unity of a glorified manhood.
Perry Creek.
The official report, dated April 28th,
speaks of slow progress made in the
Mount Cenis tunnel owing to the
nt'CusBity of blasting the rock and removing a large number of boulders,
The rush of the water Ibrough the ancient canyon muat have been tremendous, as tho walls and boulders are
found to be amuother and more polished than ever before. The grade is not
rising, and there is scarcely a spot for
gold to lodge, while the dirt is not
solid enough to have retained it. The
quality of tho gold remains tho snme.
Steady work is maintained by both
shifts, day and niglit. The lift pumps
machinery and tools havo all been
packed from Cranbrook to tho upper
camp, where Mr. A. Bilsland, with a
staff of lnechnnics and miners, is soon
expected, when tho work Will commence of sinking nnd drifting from,
the shnft —Colonist.
AN IMPROVED FARM.   For full par?
tleulnrs, apply in writing to P. O. Bos
47, New Westminster. dwmy7ml
Corner of Church and Columbia Streetfci
ttarStitisfucrton guaranteed,     dwfeffto I
1 works have muoh pleasure iu nolifji
Ing their friends and tlie public that therl
nre now prepared to receive and prompt™
execute any orders for work in tlielr Iiu J
with which they may be favored.
Mechanical Manage;-]
Vancouver, B.C., 8th May, 1888.
ALL PERSONS having any claint
against the estato of Lorenzo Lerlorel
formerly of tlie Fountain, near Llllooo-f
deceased, ato hereby required to send 11
the particulars of their claims toG-u^l
Piaggio, of Happy Valley, Metchoslif
District, or to K icola Boni.ni, of the Founf
tain, Llllooet, the'Executors of the will $
tho will of the said deceased, on or hcfoil
tho lat day of July next.
Dated 80th April, 1880.
I Intend to apply to the Chief Conl
mlsslnner of Lands- and Works to pua
chase the following described hind, viz.:]
The north-east U ot Seotion 23, Town
ship 1, commencing at a stake placed d
the northeast corner of snld lot, them)
west -HI chains, thenoe south 40 chain*
thence cast -10 chains, thenco north «
chains, to the pointof commencement
containing one hundred aud sixty [liy!
acres, more or less. T
Now West,, B. C, May 2,1880,
Money Wanted.
■        ii
SEALED TENDERS,  mnrlieil "Lonnl
atlilre'sscil to the undersigned, wili tl
ri'cclvi'd np to the Seventh Hay of Jurl
next, for the purchaso of Debentures ll
theamoun! of *ir>,iiuo. issued under tt
authority of the "Hlchmond Mniilcip
Loan Bylaw, 1888," payablo in 25 year
bouring interest nt ll per cent,, pnyab
yearly at the Bank ot B. C, New Wei
Tho highest or nny tender not necessi
liy ncee-jited.
By urifm* of tho Council,
C. H. C
North Arm, May 8,1889.        dwmylc
^ JOHN 8. COX, Pro
Light Brahman,
Partridge Coohhli
Plymouth Hocks,
White face ttl'k Spanl
White Ciented, Blaok  and Gold
IIoudaiiHi      Sllver-iienctllcd   Ha,
Black, Red nnd Pitt Game a.
Toulouie Gecie,      Rom u DucUh,
My Yards aro opon for inspection.
BOAUD OS" TRADE. Board Room,
(Mdfellows Brick Block, up-stalrs
Council moots on tho first and third Wednesday ln oach mon tli,at 4 p.m. Quarterly
meetings on tho 22nd ot Fell., May,, Aug.,
and Nov., at 7:30 p. m. Now membors
may bo proposod and eleoted at an; Quarterly meeting,-D. Robson, Soc.
Real Estate Age
tie Street.
VANCOUVER:-Offlco, Abbott  S
noar Cordova Streot.
Full List ot Oity and Suburban,
Particular attention paid lo Far
Accurate Information to corrosi
ents. dwm- Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Horning, Hay IS, 1880.
Dentil of Hajor Rogers.
|    Major Kogors, known to the world
'. as the discoverer of the Kicking Morse
j and Rogers Passes  of  the  0. P. tt.
jlj died at Watorville, Minnesota, on the
5f 4th of May from cancer of the stomach.
m Tho major was a favorito with all who
11 knew him, and his many  frionds  in
L this city -and  provinco  will  always
Bl haVe a warm place in  their memory
['■j for him.   During hia career  in  the
[' ■ mountains the major was  nover dis-
I, couraged  on   account of temporary
n failure, and after suffering many hnrd-
J ships and narrowly escaping death, he
finally succeeded in  locating  tho lino
of railway that was  adopted  by  the
0. P. R. management.   No doubt the
(privations endured during that period
.'shortened his lerm of life, although he
11 possessed an iron constitution, as well
lias a dauntless  spirit.   Tho  deceased
iMwas present at the driving uf  the last
\ stake at Craigillachic, and held up tho
!!itie whilo Sir Donald Smith mado serif era! vain attempts to drive the spike
ll home with a swinging blow.    He
'eventually succeeded by giving it a
series of taps.   Since  Major  Rogers
j (completed his labors for the C. P, R.
r he has  been ongagod  in  locating a
If (route for the Manitoba or "Jim Hill"
\ road to the boundary of Washington,
i' jind it was during this work that  ho
f'-jwa* taken ill.   He died in  the  state
Jjfwhere he had been a pioneer, and was
[1 buried among his friends.   He wns  a
m    '
Weldon's Extradition BUI.
The extradition law, recently passed
I'lby the Dominion  parliament,   names
-[pie following list of extraditable crimes,
Murder, or attempt, or conspiracy to murder; manslaughter; counterfeiting or altering money, and uttering
Counterfeit or altered money; forgery,
lounterfeiting or altering, or uttering
' vhat is forged, counterfeited or altered; larceny, embezzlement; obtaining
noney or goods or valuable securities
iy false  pretenses;  rape;  abduction;
ndocent assault; child  stealing;  kid-
[ijiapping; burglary; house-breaking or
"ihop-breaking; arson, robbery; abortion; perjury or subornation of perjury;
jiiraoy by municipal  law  or  law  of
lations  committed  on   board  of  or
I igainst a vessel  of  a  foreign  state;
'iiriminal scuttling or destroying such a
■essel at sea, whether on the high seas
tr on the great lakes of North America,
■ir attempting or conspiring to do so;
'-ssault on board such a vessel at sea,
whether on tho high sea or on tho
|Teat lakes of North America, with in-
ont to destroy life or to do grevious
odily harm; frauds, committed by any
anker, agent, public officer of munici-
nl or other corporations, made crimi-
ial by any law, in force in the country
Ijp whioh tho crime waB committed; revolt, conspiracy to revolt by  two or'
aore persons on board such a vessel at
ea, whether on the high sea or on the
>'reat lukos of North America, against
| He  authority  of  the  masters;  any
I ■ (fence which is, in  the  oase of the
^rinoipal offender, included in any of
jno foregoing portion of this schedule
'ind for which the  fugitive  criminal,
hough  not    the principal, is liable
,\i be tried or punished as if he were
lie principal; malicious action with intent lo injuro persons  in  a  railway
Geological Beport.
Tlio report of Geo. M.   Dawson, as-
stant director of the Geological  and
'atural History Survey of Canada, on
|,Portion of the Yukon district, N. W.
, and adjacent northern part of Brit-
fi Oolumbia, has just boen published
authority of parliament.   Tho ex-
oration upon which this report is
ised was carried out as part of the
hii of  tho Yukon  expedition,  of
ich  Mr,  Dawson  was  placed in
arge.     Further explorations   and
frveys oarried out by R. G.  McOon-
•11 and W. Ogilvie will form the sub-
Bt of separate  reports.   Dr.  Dawn's report makes a substantial volume
nearly 300 pages.   It contains,  boles extended references to tho goo-
ijical oharactor of tho country,  in-
resting information of a historical
aractor, a description of Indian niiiii-
, -rs and oustoms, notos on the flora,
'Vina and insects of the country.   The
•i limitation of the boundary between
id Dominion  and Alaska  devolved
|jon Mr. Ogilvie, but it is plain to bo
Y-n from the corrected  map accompanying the roport,  which  embodies
" i result of Mr. Ogilvie's operations
to the end of last year that Forty
.le Oreek, where  ttie  bulk  of  tho
.d mining is being done at present,
well within Canadian territory. Mr.
wson says it has been  prospected
abouta  hnndred  miles  from  lis
A 'Uth, gold being found almost every-
■pre along it aB well as in  tributary
Jches,   Few men working there in
'7 were content with less than $14 a
j and several had taken out $100 a
for a short timo.   The general re-
_ t of the prospecting so for has been
(prove that six large and long rivers,
'jf - Lewis,  Teslintoo,   Big  Salmon,
fVly, Stewart and White—yield gold
S'-ig hundreds of miles of their lower
' rses.   Mr. Dawson, however, does
| omit to state that groat difficulties
i| hardships havo to be overcome by
Ters now entering tho oountry.
ijhero waB a grand rainfall - through-
■tho provinco of Manitoba Tuesday.
/wheat now looks well.
Superintendent    Whyto,    of   tho
P. R. ridicules tho report that ho
i bocomo general manager  of  the
Jne Scott Act was repealed, Thurs-
Jin Oxford by 1,800 majority; in
dlessox by over 3,000, and in
jibton by over 1,000.
Tbo Experimental Farm.
At the last • meeting of the B. C.
Fruit Growers Association, Mr. W. J.
Harris, of Maple Ridge, said the
government in choosing Agassiz's as
the site for tho experimental farm had
mado a very bad choice, and that no
worse looation could have been selected. Mr. Hutcherson, of Ladners,
differed with Mr. Harris, stating he
eonsidered tho location admirably
adapted for the purposes of an experimental farm. Mr. Agassiz, writing
The Colombian on the subject says:
"As Mr. Harris, of Maple Ridge, appears to have been entertaining the
B. 0. Fruit Growers Association with
diatribes about the unfitness of the
site chosen for the Dominion experimental farm, and laments in particular
that moss grows upon the fruit trees
and that oherry blossoms are blown off
the trees (sic), I beg to emphatically
contradict each and every statement
made, and have great pleasure in corroborating the remarks made by Mr.
Hutcherson, who is a gentleman of
large experience in fruit culture, and
who made a careful examination of the
Bite of the experimental farm some
years ago- 1 also send you some
specimens of cherry trees, with fruit,
cut from branches 16 feet long and
loaded with fruit nearly all the way to
the trunk. They are from a row of
seven cherry trees grown here, all
dqually loaded with fruit, ond averaging from 30 to 40 feet high
branehing out sixteen feet at the
trunk, or 32 feet from tip to tip. Ono
tree measures at least 5 feet in circumference around the trunk four feet
from the ground If anyone in British
Columbia has a row of trees to equal
them now is the time to let it be
known. I won't say where the moss
does grow, but it cannot be found on
the treca here. I will show apple,
pear and plum trees against anyone in
the province."
The cherry branches mentioned were
received at this office to-day and certainly they are free from moss and all
signs of it, besides which they are as
heavily laden with fruit as any we
have ever seen. Mr. Harris' remarks
concerning Agassiz aro not founded
on personal knowledge, while Mr,
Hutcherson speaks from personal observation.
What Hr. James McLaren says of llio
Mr. James McLaren, of Ross, McLaren & Co., who arrived from New
Westminster on Wednesday, informed
a roportor that tho work of erecting
the mill at New Westminster was in
full blast. An hour aftor the final ar
rangements woro completed the contract for the pilo driving was signed,
and the work went on at onco.
What will bo the size of the mill,
asked the reporter ?
Four hundred and fifty feet" by
seventy in round numbers, although
the actual length will be 455 feet, with
a platform uf about fifty feet, so that
wo will bo ablo to saw any stiok from
25 up to 150 feet in length. We mean
business, I assure you.
How long will it take to put the mill
in working ordor ?
Not less than six months, I expect,
although everything is very favorable
for making good time. We hav> a
good manager in Mr. Kendall, who
has been with the firm for many yeara
and understands everything in the
business, and then the lumber is obtained from the Royal Oity Mills, closo
at hand, whose managers hare met us
in a very friendly spirit indeed. My
brother John has taken up his residence in New Westminster, and will
attend to the financial affairs of the
You propose to erect another mill ?
Yes, but we have not decided whero
as yet. For my part I am very favorably impressed with this island, but
the matter will rest altogether with my
father whose word is low, at least since
the death of the late Mr. Ross, It
was thought at first that the mill
should be nearer our timber supply,
but investigation shows, I think, that
it will not work well to have it too far
up. We are going to have two mills
at any rate and will employ a large
number of men. Speaking of labor,
we have never boen able to understand
how tlio report was circulated that wo
wore hiring a largo number of men fur
tho const, for we have dune nothing of
the kind, and are sorry any such report should be spread abroad. Thore
were hundreds of applications to the
firm from men we knew in the east,
good men too, but they woro not engaged to come out here.—Times.
Surrey council.
Council mot pursuant to adjourn
ment. all members present. The
minutes of provious meeting wero approved; communications were received
from D. Robson city clerk Westminstor, Dr. Fagan and Dr. DeWolf
Smith; Surrey agricultural association,
VV. A. Stone, John Lewis ahd from a
number of settlers in the several
wards, requesting the council to grant
assistance in the construction of mails.
They were referred to the councillors
for respective wardB. Accounts wero
reoeived from A. J. Hill Esq., C. E.,
and B.C. Gaszette; referred to finance
committoe; a cheque wns ordered to
bo drawn on the bank of B. C. for $75
for payment of the proportion of cost
of advertising folder, assumed by
this corporation. Several councillors
reported sb to proposed rond extension
nnd improvements in their respective
wards. Coun. McCallum was authorized to have certain works executed
at the head nf the Serpentine river and
each councillor was authorized to expend a sum not to exceed $(100 in his
respective ward. Tho pound by-law
was advanced to the third raiding nnd
the olerk was instructed to post notices
to the effect that on and aftor tho (ith
day of Juno, 1889 tho bylaw prohibiting cattle from running at large, will
bo enforced. The council adjourned
until Wednosday, May 29th at 10
o'elook n,ni.
Diabolical Hurder. A (liliinmaii Kills
Ills Sweetheart Because she Bcfnscslo
Special to the Columbian.
Victouia, May 13.—A most shucking deliberate and coldblooded
murder occurred nt a late hour
Inst night. Tho victim was a
young and pretty Chineso prostitute
living at No. 7, Fisgard street. Living in tho same house wero supposed
to be ber father and mother, although
more probably they were her owners.
The young woman was found by her
mother, leaning out of tho wicket in
the window, with her head almost
completely severed from , her body.
Her blood lay in a deep scarlet pool
underneath the window on the sidewalk. The supposed murderer was
tho lover of the young woman. He
wanted hor to marry him, but sho objected because his wages as a servant
were but $15 a month. He sworo to
make her suffer for her rejection of
his suit. He went to the small wicket
in the window and attracted the girl's
attention. She opened the wicket and
put her head out to speak to him. He
struck her en the back of the neck a
terrific blow with Borne sharp weapon,
probably a hatchet, sword, or heavy
knife, and almost completely severed
the head from tho body. Death must
have been instantaneous. The murderer then fled. One prominent Chinaman says tho murderer is not likely to
escape. He thinks tho old woman
knows tho murderer and he will bo
brought to justico
Following nre additional details of
the murder; The murderer wns tho
girl's lover, and named J u All Hang.
He worked at the American hotel. He
tried to induce the girl, who was about
15 years of age, and named Fou Kum,
to marry him. She refused as ho was
not making enough wages. He then
tried to induce her to poison her
mother, whioh she also refused to do.
Hang accompanied by two other Chineso came to her house Inst night and
when You Kum put her head out of
tho window one Chinamen seized her
by tho hair whilo Hang struck her with
a cleaver, cutting her head almost off
and causing instantaneous death. The
murderers thon ran off.
Late Despatches.
San Francisco, May 8.—By
quest General Miles, commanding the
division of tho Pacific, Jo-day gavo his
views on the military situation of this
const, its defences, etc., before United
States senate commission on our relations with Canada, wliich arrived
last niglit. Tho general first outlined
tho history of the fortifications-of thia
harbor and of the Columbia river.
Puget Sound, he explained has never
possessed any defences, although its
ports arc Within sound of the guns of
British fortifications. Tho defences
of the Columbia river at Forts Canby
and Stevenson nro obsolete and almost practically useless. Tho same
state of affairs was said to exist in this
harbor. This need not be so, for this
government has it in its power to equip
its porls here with guns equal in forco
to any that any foreign vessel can carry. The statement of General Miles
that the navul vessels of a foreign
power, provided with a mordern armament, could easily lie off tho Golden
Gate and throw shells weighing 1000
pounds to a ton into tho centre of
San Francisco, fully 8 mileB, seemed to make a profound impression, With similar guns in the
Alcotrez and other fortifications any
such attack could bo readily resisted.
Gen. Miles wns of opinion that 825,-
000,000, as a rough estimate, would
bo sufficient to make tho entire coast
defences all that could be desired. In
response to questions from Senator
Dolphof Oregon, the defences required to make Puget Sound and the
mouth of the Columbia river impregnable wero outlined. Proper fortifications at Point Wilson, Meleotine
nnd Admiralty Head, would easily protect that interior region against any
foreign naval force. The British have
made very extensive and costly defences at 'Vancouvor island, considering it ovidently ono of the most important of the British possessions. The
Island and fortifications there are, in
Geu. Miles judgment, valued independently uf their proximity to the
United Stntes. "In other words,"
snid Senator Allison, of Iowa, "even
if wo might buy British Columbia, the
British would still dosire to retain
Vancouver island." The committee
by invitation of Gen. Miles will tomorrow visit tho various fortifications
of the harbor.
London, May 11.—Troup, who was
to transport officer for Stanley, is
about to publish a book in which he
claims the failure nf the rear guard to
obey instructions was due to Major
Barttelot, who cruelly punished and
neglected the blacks and they murdered
him in revenge.
Santa Barbara, Cal., May 11.—
Tlio Charleston left port at 7 o'clock
this morning fur a point below Ventura
from whore she will moke hor four
hours run to Point Conception. If
tho test 'provos satisfactory the cruiser
will proceed at onco to San Francisco,
whore the result of her trips will first
bo made known.
John O. Wood, a druggist of Toronto, has been arrested in Buffalo on a
charge of murder, having procured nu
abortion on Lily Charlton in November last.
Tho funeral of 11 unidentified victims of the railway disaster near Hamilton, took place Tuesday aftornoon
and was ntten'ded by thousands, Thoro
were 11 hoarsos,
Albert Peterson, who escaped from
the Stony Mountain penitentiary,
Winnipeg, seventeen years ago to Dakota, returned to visit friends Tuesday
and was arretted.
Richmond Council.
Council met on Saturday, May 4th,
all tho members present.
Communications. — From W. S.
Goro, surveyor-general, informing the
council that as suon ns one half of tho
contract prico for cutistructiun' of
bridges, viz., $13,750, has been
placed in tho Bank of B. O. to tho credit of the government, the contract
will bo immediately let. From A. 0.
Frasor, '.ffering right of way fur rond,
30 feet in width, between seclions 18
and li), B. 5 N., It. 0 W., Sou island,
on certain conditions. From Thos.
Thirkell, Wm. Bookman and Jno.
Beckman, stilting their willingness to
have road across their premises located
iu accordance with the recommendations of the committee of last year.
From W. S. Gore, surveyor-general,
in answer to a communication of the
clerk, stating that the government will
be satisfied if the council deposits debentures to Iho nmount of $13,750 in
tho Bunk of B. C. to the credit of the
government; at the same time, requiring a written guarantee from the
munnger of the bunk that the amount
will bc available in cash at auy timo
the government mny require it. Erom
E. A. Sharpo, asking permission to
drain into road ditch on road No. 9.
Petitions.—From E. A. Sharpe,
W. H. London, W. H. Steyos, Thos.
D. Lindsay and eight othera, asking
for the construction of a ditch on tho
south side of road Nu. 2, leading from
the rivor to read No. 9, nnd for planking of road No. 2, leaning from the
publio whnrf to tho church. From J.
M. Stoves, M.M. English, W. H.
Steves, and nineteen others, asking
the council to construct a ditch on the
east side of road No. 1, extending from
the river to rond No. 9, thenco along
road No.!) until it intersects rond No.
On motion the communications were
received, and the petitions were referred to the board of works to report
at next meeting.
Retorts.—Cuun. Stowart reported
recommending payment of $100 to E.
Lander on his contract. Adopted and
amount ordered paid. Reeve Kidd
and Coun. Garratt reported having in
accordnnco with instructions of council
proceeded to Viotoria to confor with
the government re planB of piers in
proposed bridges, and that they had
left the matter in the hands of the
government, aud at the somo time submitted a letter from tho hon. provincial secrotary, roforring to tho necessity of placing the sum of $13,750 in tho
bunk at the credit of lhe government;
also stating lhat tho contractor in California hns been informed by telegraph
that the contract hod been awarded to
him and that tho work is expected to
be proceeded with immediately. Report adopted.
The council having revised the assessment roll in committee of the
whole tho saino wns pronounced completed as rovised.
Tho highway by-law was read the
second time and considered in commit-
tho of the whole. The ccimitteo rose,
reported progress and asked leavo to
sit again.
The following now ronds nre indicated in the by.law: From tho Gulf of
Georgia, nt Terra Nova, eastward inside tlie dyke until it intersects tho
town hall road. From road noar tho
Presbyterian church, north-easterly
along the river to intersect road between tho two bridges. A continuation of road No. 4, where it renchos
Green's slough, southward until it
crosses Woodward's slough, thence on
the south sido of Woodward's slough
until it reaches section 12, thence duo
south to tho Frasor River. On Sea
islnnd, between the following sections,
namely, 10 and 15,11 nnd 14,13 and
24, 18 and 19, and 17 and 20, thence
along the river on the north Bide of
sec. 20 until it intersects the rood connecting tho two proposed bridges. On
Lulu island, from the south end of
proposed bridgo, due south, crossing
sections 21 and 28, until it intersects
the town hull road. Commencing on
the south arm, between sections 16
and 17, B. 4 N., R. 4 W., thence duo
north to the uorth arm of tho Fruser
river. Commencing at the S. W. corner of section 32, B. 5 N., R. 4 W.,
thence duo east to the government reserve, now a portion of New Westminster city property, thus connecting
the rond system on Lulu island with
the' nbove named city.
On motion, the reeve and clerk
were instructed to withdraw tho $10,-
000 now un deposit, and placo the
sumo in the Bunk uf B. C, New Westminster, to the credit of the municipality. They were also appointed a
committeo to mnko arrangements with
tho Bank to satisfy the requirements
of the govornmont respecting the
gunrnntoo fr the forthcoming of the
$13,750 required for construction of
briduos; empowered also to call for
toudcrs for tho purchtiBO of $15,000
worth of debentures, and negotiate tho
snlo of tho snme.
The council adjourned to moot on
Saturday next tho Ilth inst.
Coal Prospecting.
Tho Cumberland Coal Company of
Springhill, Nova Scotia, hns bonded a
quantity of coal land on Queen Charlotte Island, and this morning a party
of prospectors in oharge of Mr. Alex.
McGinnis, of Springhill, loft on tho
steamer Maud for tho North. On the
proporty bonded there is already a
400 feet tunnel whicli was run by a
former company. The Novo Scotia
company will run tho tunnel 400 feot
further, and then sink a shaft. It is
thoir Intention to institute a thorough
search for coal, and the porty will
probably bo absent nbout a year or a
yoar nnd n half. The coal found on
these islands is said to be of- a truo
anthracite quality.—-Courier.
Mrs. Wm. Mutchmorc, a widow,
jumped from the steamer into the
Rideau Canal, Hamilton, and was
Thousands of persons in Asia and
some parts of America subsist
upon tlio seeds of various species
ol water-lilies.
Modem living seems to fuvor
cancer. Dr. F. li. Jessett, of London, affirms that tho mortality from
cancer in England and Wales increased from 4,966 in 1850 to 13,542
in 1881, and'tlie death-rate per million inhabitants from 320   to   520.
Exploration Extraordinary.—
An archajological discovery was recently made in German Altenburg,
on the Danube, in a curious manner.
After a week's study, from an elevated point of view, of an extensive
corn-field, whose colors showed great
variations, Prof. Hauser declared
that an ancient amphitheatre must
be buried underneath. The corn
was quito ripe over the centre of the
ruins, where the soil was thickest,
and elliptical lines of green, growing
paler the higher they rose, showed
tho seats. Subsequent excavations
confirmed this theory, and brought
to light the structure, with a paved
road leading to the Oamp of Oarnun-
Tauleaus of Progress.—An
important feature of the history of
inventions in the dep't at the Paris
Exhibition will be the tableaus showing the characteristic industries of
each of the great epoohs of human
history. The industries of primitive
man nre illustrated by four groups
in full size, giving the first makers
of stone implements, the first
engravers, the first architects and
the first founders. The figures are
modelled from skulls and skeletons
of the various races. Egyptian,
Ohaldean, Greek and Gallo-Roman
work is also represented, and the
collection of groups of working-
people'is supplemented by collections
of their manufactures.
A Buffalo Census.—A report is
being prepared for tho Smithsonian
Institution, by Prof. W. T. Horna-
day, which will show the habits of
tho American bison and its gradually
decreasing range, and givo interesting details concerning the reduction
of its numbers from countless thousands a quarter of a century ago—.
the slaughter of 18C8 to 1872 tnk-
ing off three and a half millions—to
less than 750 at the presont time.
The buffalo now left include 243
head in a domesticated state, viz.:
140 head belonging to O. J. Jones,
of Garden Qity, Kans.; 35 head
Owned by O. Allard, on tho Flathead
Indian Reservation, Mont.; 18 head
with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show;
13 head on Chas. Goodnight's ranch
near Clarendon, Tex.; and several
small herds of two to five head. The
wild herds, so far as known, are as
follows: Nenr Peace River, Canada,
probably 200 head, though considerably more according to some estimates; in Yellowstone National
Park, as counted no longer ago than
Feb. 12, 200 head; in the Pan
Handle of Texas, 30 head; on the
Red Desert, Southern Wyoming 20
head; in the Mussel Shell country,
Montana, 10 head; in Southwestern
Dakota, 5 head.
In the Would of the Little.—
If unchecked by n limited food-
supply and other causes of destruction, the inordinate multiplication
of the lower forms of lifo would
overwhelm the earth with appalling
rapidity. M. Maupas, an Algerian
naturalist, has lately illustrated this
by determining the reproduction-
time of certain infuSoria. Taking
Sylonichia, for example, he finds
that each individual produces
another by division at the end of
four or five hours, making five divisions per day, or 150 generations at
the end of a month. Making no
allowance for casualties, the descendants of tho 150th generation would
givo a number of individuals represented by a figure followed by tho 44
ciphers. M. Forei tries to convey
un appreciation of such a number.
If we count one per second, at the
end of a year we have 31 millions,
or 3 followed by 7 ciphers; at the
end of a. century, 3 followed by I)
ciphers. Continuing the count a
million millions of centuries, we add
12 more ciphers, making 21. Grouping our animalcules in bundles of a
million millions each, we can again
add 12 ciphers, making 33. In-
viting the whole human race to aid
in the enumeration, the 1400 million
peoplo bring our count only to 4
followed by 42 ciphers. Therefore,
the entire population of the globe,
working day and night during a
million millions of centuries, each
person counting per second a bundle
of a million millions of infusoria,
could not complete the count of the
descendants of the 150th generation
of Stylonichia produced from n
single individual at the end of 30
days by simple division 150 times
repeated. M. Maupas has made a
more conceivable calculation, finding that the total volume of the
150th generation represents a little
less thun a thousand times tho
volume of the sun—though each
individual measures hardly the hundredth of an inch. This is not
exceptionally rapid reproduction,
and in bacteria division is completed
iu an hour.
How Halibut, Haddock, Ood and
Herring Are Caught.
Large Vessels That Travel Huudrods or
JUilos in Order to Catch the SciUy
Creatures—The Food of the Colonists—A Great Industry.
For halibut, haddock and tho toothsome
cod, the banks, hundreds of miles out to sea,
are sought by tho vessels of from ninety to
twice that many tons burden, which spend
there as many months as are necessary to
secure a load or " lore," as it is technically
called. The system of angling pursued by
theso "pot-hunters" would scarcely obtain
tho approval of lovers of sport, says tho
Chicago News. Linos a milo or so in length,
with hooks attached at six feet intervals aro
anchored in tho shallows over tho banks,
with buoys of wood or cork to mark them.
Theso "trawls"-for so they are designated—are set at night, and in the morning,
every hook freshly baited with a scrap of
Ubo, and twice in twenty-four hours they
are hauled up, hand over hand, by men in
dories, who detach such victims as aro
caught, and renow tho freo lunch offered to
tho scaly rounders of tho ocean. As fast as
thoy are taken, the cod or halibut are dried
in tho sun and salted down in the vessel's
holds, whence tho former aro shoveled out
many weeks later, in tho leather-like condition ono buys thom in the corner grocery.
Tho fresh halibut and cod ono buys m the
morket are caught near the shoro by
smacks, which make two trips a week
to the less distant grounds. In this
way aro taken noarly all the haddock,whioh
are sold unsalted for tho most port, owing
to the comparatively small number found.
Halibut is by far tho most profitable gamo
for the fisherman. A fair-sized one at 5
cents a pound is worth' sevorol dollars, and
it is not unusual to find them weighing throo
hundred weight a piece. Such big fellows,
at $10 or $15 each, soon make up a satisf acto-
rycargo. But, as has been Baid, tho "rig"
for catching them is moro expensive. Lines
as big as your little finger aro required to
hold them, and other tackle of proportionate
strength and size. A simple cod rig costs
$25 per mau for each of the dozen or so of
stout sailor boys who mako up the crow of
a first-class sea-going fishing boat Tho arrangement usually made is, that tho skipper who employs tho men pays all tho expenses of avoyago from tho sum ho receives
for his cargo. One-fifth of what remains
" goes to the boat," or, iu other words, is
tho cnptain's share. The balanco is divided
equally among tho crew, each of whom is
thus made a partner in tho venture—au
arrangement well calculated to stimulate
activity iu tho pursuit of edibles that swim.
And this is where the swiftness of tho vessol is useful, <n chasing tho schools aud in
making trips out. and homo again as short as
may bo. A great post of tho deep-sea fishermen is the ground-shark, but now and
then one is caught as big as a dory—say,
twelve feet long—and its liver will fill
twelve buckets, at $l.r.o a bucket, for oil.
Even tho cheeks and tongues of the cod,
which in old times wore thrown away, aro
now turned into monoy. Many peoplo liko
to ent them fried, and ono dealer told tho
writer lhat ho himself had sold 850,000
worth of them in tha last eight years. Tho
entrails of all tho fish are disposed of fov
fertilizing purposes.
The harvesting of the scaly crop each
year is an industry of gigantic proportions,
employing tho services of many thousand
ablo seamen and a multitude of vessels,
both big nnd small. These vessels are the
finest of thoir kind to be found anywhere,
not a few of tbemvieing in the expensivo-
noss of their construction and the elaboi
ness of their equipment with first-class
yachts. Speed, next to safety, is the chief
disideratum in the modorn fishing-boat, and
even Mr. Burgess, tho celebrated designer
of pleasure craft that beat the world, has
not disdained to build sloops and schooners
which contend with frantic emulation from
season to soason for tho proud distinction
of " high-line of tho fleet."
Tbo fishing-grounds off the New England
shores aro the most valuable known. To
the interest felt by rival notions in securing possession of them history mainly attributes the colonization of North America.
The reports of early oxplorers touching tho
wealth of tho Western seas—coming at a
period when Roman Catholio Europo consumed an Incalculable amount of fish in
times of religious fasting—gave riso to the
most intense excitement and sot on foot
business speculations whioh were destined,
in the courso of years, to conjuro up tho
speoter of grim-visagod war. For two centuries tho Fronch and English fought over
the profitable waters, which even at the
present day are a subject of international
dispute. Tho oarly colonists earned thoir
breed and butter chiefly wi ib hook and line,
and iu thoso days the salary of ho minister, tho dobt duo the merchant, and in fact
most pocuninry obligations, were paid iii
tho staple commodity, fish. Anu in this
present year ot grace, 1881', lho population
along the North Atlantic shoro subsist to u
great extent on a fish diet, and is support' 1
mainly by the salo of tho great ooeac's finny inhabitants, fresh and salted.
Of 150,000,000 pounds of fish captured annually tho bulk consists of cod, haddock and
halibut. On tho great "banks" or shallows,
which extend for hundreds of miles in the
midst of tbo deep ocean, far from land,
theso ogcrs of tho soa gathor by myriads in
tho spring time, coming up from fathomless
waters, whither they havo rotreated to escape tho winter's cold, to feast upon tho
countless shoals of smaller fry tbat ore
bred for tho solo purposo, seemingly, of
providing food for thoir bigger cousins. As
tho warm woother approaches tho herring,
alcwives and other such fashionable fishes,
arrive from tho southern watering places,
whero they havo beon spending tho cold
mouths, so unendurable, you know, in this
abominable climate. Those slippery customers, the eols, too, como wriggling down
from tho little creeks aud estuaries whoro
thoy have found comfortable beds of nico
warm mud to hibernate in. In brief, it is
the joyous season in tho briny doptb as well
as on tho dry earth.
As a rulo a vessel goos on a fishing expedition with some particular sort of proy in
viow. A "cod" rig will also servo for haddock, but for halibut stronger tacklo and
bigger hooks ore needed, while mackerel
and herring must bo taken in nets. Thus it
is that boats usually sail from port equipped
suitably for capturing a siuglo kind of fish,
to the netting or hooking of which oachcratt
devotes its exclusive attention.
Tho Debtor's Assots.
Two officers called upon a young man In
Frnnltfort-on-tho-Maino in order to destram
bim. Ho recoived thom politely at tbo doqr
nnd offered to conduct thom to his "gallery
of pniiitingo," ns he called it, with tho remark that ho poBSOsscd nothing elso that
could bo seized for dobt. Tbey found that
tho gallery consisted of ovor filly dunning
lottcrs,twenty suramous to court nnd several
hundred unpaid bills, ranging between ton
and 1,000 marks, allot which wero carefully
pasted on tho wall. Tho officers bade bim a
re Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Horning, Hny 1.1, 13811.
On tha 24th of April last a rather
interesting debate took place in tho
Oanadian senate on a motion of Hon.
Mr. Belleroso, representing Delan-
andiere, Quebec, in tho senate.   The
motion wns to the effect that an address should be presented to the gov-
ornor-goneral, praying that his ox-
collency would be pleased to cause
to be laid before tho senate n copy of
each and nil the proofs taken by the
minister of justico and the secretary
of state on the 10th and 1 Uh of December, 1880, at tho time of their
visit to the penitentiary of St. Vincent do  Paul (in Quebec province),
and also copies of all entries mado at
the   time   of   this visit nnd in the
course of the inquiry then made by
tho lionorublo gentlemen above mentioned, according to tho statements
mado by the minister of justice in
the houso of commons on the 16th
of  April   last.   And in particular
copies of tho statements mado and
of tho charges laid by the Hon. Jos,
H. Bellerose on the first of the two
days abovo mentioned.   It is necessary to an   understanding   of   the
subjoct to recall the circumstance of
the revolt which took  place in the
St. Vincent do Paul penitentiary in
188G, whicli was a culmination of a
troublous stato of things for years,
and in which one person was killed,
a good   many others   injured, antl
Warden Laviolette himself seriously,
and  at  the time considered to be
mortally, wounded.    During the revolt a regular fight occurred, which
continued   for  hours; the warden
was taken prisoner by the convicts,
and was used as n. shield to cover
them   in  their  attempt to escape.
Mr. Bellerose, as representative in
the senate of the district whero the
penitentiary is situated, and taking
an interest in the matter and claiming to know something of the causes
which led tip to tho revolt, made the
following  inquiry  in   the  senate
shortly after  the revolt occurred:
"Does   the government  intend to
order a serious and minute inquiry
into the circumstances of the revolt
which took place at the St. Vincent
do  Paul  penitentiary on the 2-lth
Nov., 18S6, and into ull the troubles
which  have  occurred  in the said
institution for the four years past 1"
The  answer to this was "It is the
intention of the government."   Subsequently, on   the 10tli and  Ilth
December,   18S6, an  inquiry   was
held at the penitentiary by tho minister of justice, Hon. Mr. Thompson,
and the then secretary of state, Hon.
Mr. Ohapleau.     Senator  Beileroso
was invited to be present and to lay
his charges, if  he had any.    Mr.
Bellerose said:   "I  charge the inspector, Mr. Moylan, and   the lato
chaplain with being responsible for
the difficulties this prison has been
laboring under.    I may say that I
act as  tho representative of   thoso
who  have laid such charges, either
in the press or in public documents."
Upon being informed by the minister of justico that it was the intention to take evidence without swearing any of the witnesses, Mr. Belleroso refused to givo evidence at all,
and characterized the examination,
which was forthwith proceeded with
on those lines, as a "mock inquiry,
a sham investigation, far worse than
any of the most disgraceful inquiries
ever mado by the ministor of justice's  officer,   Inspector  Moylan."
Senator Bellerose's object in moving
for the return of papers, etc., in connection with   the affair, in April
last, was to show the falsity of a reflection made upon him in tho commons  by the   minister of  justice,
on tho 16th of the same month, in
this way :  The St. AMncent de Paul
penitentiary incidentally camo beforo  tho liouse on the above date,
when Hon.  Mr. Laurier, leader of
the opposition, rose  and aaked the
government whether  they had redeemed  their  solemn  promise  to
make  an  inquiry into  tho revolt
which had tnken placo at tho penitentiary.   To this tho minister of
justice  answered  "yes" and   "no,"
that ho had not made that solemn
inquiry, because Mr. Bellerose had
refused   to    lay   charges   against
anybody.   Mr, Laurier replied that
ho would leave Mr. Bellerose to de-
fond himself.   This Mr.   Bellerose
proceeded to do in the senato  by
making the motion first referred to,
and ill the sornowhnt sharp debate
which followed we aro bound to say
that Mr. Bellerose  caino out very
fairly, and tho government certainly
gained no added lustre from tho discussion.   Mr. Bellerose's motion was
finally agreed to.
During the debate our represcnta
tivo in tlio senate, Hon. Senator Mclnnes, made a short, but effective speech on the subject,
in tho course of wliich he referred to tho provincial penitentiary
at this city. The senator's speech
in full, as printed in the Senate De-
bales, was as follows: "This subjoct
is one of considerable importance.
To my personal knowledge the hon
orable gentleman from Delanandiero
had been warning tho government
for years before this revolt took place,
which   resulted  in  tho death   of
more than ono individual and  tho
wounding  of  several  others, and
instead of censuring him, as some
honorable gentlemen do, he is entitled to the best consideration of
this liouse and of  the country.   I
am fully persuaded  that the hon.
gentleman is thoroughly honest and
sincere in his advocacy of a thorough
investigation being made in connection with tho penitentiary.    Antl if
the  govornment were  desirous of
making it thorough investigation and
laying tho blame, if blame there bo,
on the shoulders of guilty individuals
in that penitentiary, the proper way
would be to delegate tho power to
mako  tho   enquiry to some person
entirely disconnected with the penitentiary, or the government, and to
hear evidence under oath.   Why aro
witnesses placed under oath" Is it
not undor tho impression that they
are more likely to tell the truth than
if  they merely make  an unsworn
statement i  Not only aro the majority of people afraid of punishment
by the law of the land if they give
falso evidence under oath, but thoy
are also afraid of future punishment.
I think that the hon. gentleman wns
perfectly right when he refused to
give any evidence to the minister of
justice   or to the inspector, except
under oath.   It must be quite evident   to   any disinterested   person
that    he   was    willing    to   stato
nothing but what   ho believed   to
be   correct, and   which   he  could
prove.     I   have  somo  sympathy
for the  hon. gentleman, inasmuch
as I am somewhat similarly situated.
We have a penitentiary   within  a
mile of where I live, in New Westminster.    It is believed that there
are a great many  irregularities  in
connection with the management of
that institution.    I am not going to
make any charges now, but I believe
tho rumors are well  founded,   and
when the proper time comes I fear
it will he my bounden duty to ask
that an investigation be made, and
that it be placed entirely beyond
tho   control   or   influence   of    tho
inspector of penitentiaries and  the
government, and that somo judge of
the supreme court, or otlier thoroughly disinterested und qualified person,
shall take the evidence and  investigate all complaints, antl thereby do
justice to tho peoplo of the penitentiary, and if they   are   not  guilty
of what thoy ure charged they will
bo exonerated ; if guilty, they should
be punished, and the public will be
satisfied.   Anything short of that,
in my opinion, will not give satisfaction.    I think  this case of the St.
Vincent  do Paul penitentiary hus
not gono too far yet for a thorough
and   searching   investigation to be
mado of it before some of the judges
of  the  courts in the province of
Quebec."   It is unnecessary to comment  upon  Senator  Mclnnes' remarks with respect to the penitentiary in   this province.    We havo
already made a similar suggestion,
and   thoroughly endorse what the
senator has said on the matter.
A machino has been invented
which will fling a man 15,000 feet
into the air. Every newspaper
office should havo one, thinks an ox-
An English authority calculates
that big distilleries employ only one
workman for 50 to 100 employed
in other manufactories using the
same amount of capital.
The fact of a cob pipe factory in
Missouri paying §64 to a farmer for
ii wagon-load of desirable corn-cobs
leads the Memphis Avalanche to
remark that "the time may yet come
when tho people will raise wheat for
the chaft'."
Ton years ago the superintendent
of an Iowa railroad booted a tramp
out of his olllco for having the cheek
to ask for a pass. To-day that tramp
is the superintendent of that same
road, while the man who lifted him
on his boot keeps a restaurant and
sends him over lunches.
The Rev. S. Gregson has been
working hard to inculcate total
abstinence principles among the
soldiers of the Indian army, nnd
now Sir Frederic Roberts says that
the result of the work is practically
equal to the addition of two battalions to the effective forces of
India.   A grand testimonial,   that.
A blacksmith named' Smith having inherited a fortune from a
deceased relative sold out his business and changed the orthography of
his name to Smyth. A wag on
being asked the reason of the chango
replied that it was the result of a
forgery—ho was working in his forge
and knocked his i out, that was the
reason y.
A English court has beon called
upon to decide how long an impulse
can last. A well-known lady was
charged with shooting game without
a license Sho pleaded on defence
that sho acted under impulse, having been asked to take a gun by
one of the gentlemen at a shooting
party; but her impulse continued
for two hours.   So she  was  fined
A ferocious burglar and tramp
broke into the house of Mrs. Greenwood, a New York woman, and
beforo proceeding to businoss ate
liberally of ono of the lady's mince
pies. In the morning he was found
seated in the middle of the kitchen
floor in a dazed and helpless condition, and ho fell an easy prey to
the officers. The minco pie didn't
have any brandy in it, either.—Ex,
Hon. T. B. Humphreys writes to
the Ottawa Free Press denying that
he used the language in reference to
Canada and Canadians credited to
him by a Victoria correspondent
whoso letter appeared in that paper
some weeks ago. Mr. Humphreys
was charged with having spoken
contemptuously of tho people of
Ontario in the course of a speech
delivered by him in the British
Oolumbia assembly.
Electricity is now employod in
India to prevent snakes from entering dwellings. Before all doors and
around the houso two wires are
laid, insolated from each other and
connected with an induction apparatus. When tho snake attempts to
enter tho house or go under it, h°
completes the circuit as he crawls
over the wires; and, if the shock he
gets does not kill him, it is likely to
effectually frighten him away from
the premises.
A lady on Mount Vernon street,
Boston, told her newly-ncquired
Irish maid the other day to say she
was not at homo in case anyone
called. One visitor did come, and
she is responsible for the story. "Is
Mrs. Blank in 1" she said, when the
door was opened in response to her
ring. "No ma'am," replied Bridget,
stoically, "she's not at home, and
may God forgive the awful lie I'm
tellin' ye." Whereupon she slammed
the door in the visitor's face, and
that was the end of it.—Chicago
Mrs. Ammon has become a pauper
in Sharon, Pa. She was the mother
of "Ooal Oil Johnny Steel." Oil was
struck on her husband's farm along
in the sixties, and her son suddenly
camo in possession of millions. These
he soon squandered with a recklessness that became proverbial in that
seotion of tho state. He soon had
nothing, and had to support himsolf
as best he could. He was killed
near his homo not long ago whilo
walking on a railway track. His
mother now goes to the poor-house,
a sad example of the fickleness of
fortune, when the jade is not cautiously treated,—Ex.
The horse that ean walk fast,
whether he be a saddler, driver or
draft horse, always commands a
bettor price than the ono equally as
good in other respects but a slow
walker. A correspondent in one of
our cotemporaries says: Tho
lowest, heaviest mare of her height
I ever saw has this year and other
years gained walking premiums,
walking a mile in twelve minutes
entirely untrained. This disposes
of the idea that a fast walker must
be a long legged animal. It is the
sprightly step, the lively action antl
the powers of endurance that make
up the walking horse.—Ex.
There appears to be somo slight
reason to believe that ex-President
Cleveland may once more turn his
eyes towards the While House. He
was recently asked to state whether
an alleged interview with him, iu
which he was made to say positively
that he would not accept a presidential nomination in 1892 and that
his public life was at an end, was
correct or not. His reply was thut
the report of the interview was very
inaccurate and misleading. The
statement does not contain much
definite information, but it has been
eagerly picked up by those who nre
already speculating as to political
Returning as he does from un
unknown land, Lord Lonsdale has us
nil completely at his mercy. He
cun tell the most marvellous tales,
and the confiding public will have
to swallow them, On the Hay
river he claims to have seen a waterfall that knocks Niagara Falls into
a cocked hat, to speak figuratively,
for it is 200 feet high and a milo and
a half wide I These improvements
on Niagara are turning up at intervals. The last one was away up
north of Quebec district. It has
never obtruded itself upon- the
tourist imagination to any great
extent, and tho Hay river bonanza
will likely meet the same fate,—Ex.
The senate of New York acted
very churlishly the other day when
it refused to grant the privileges
of the floor to Sir Oliver Mowat,
premier of the province of Ontario,
because he holds office under Queen
Victoria- It was an act of gross
discourtesy unworthy of the senate
and unworthy of the state. If Mr.
Gladstone should visit tho United
States, would any senator refuse to
accord him the privileges of the floor'!
Yet Mr. Gladstone has held oflico
under the English Queen, and we all
hope that he may live to do so again.
Tho net of the senate yesterday was
wholly without excuse or palliation,
It was a piece of petty demagogism,
unworthy of an American legislative
body,—Brooklyn Times.
An amusing incident is reported
from the town of Bruce, in Soutli
Australia. On a certain Sunday
night three ladies were in the local
church, when tho door was suddenly
open by a hideous-looking object,
and they, thinking it was his Satanic
majosty, slammed the door, nnd,
rushing to the windows, screamed
loudly for assistance. Their cries
attracted the notice of two gentlemen, who hastened to the church,
and found that the cause of the
hubbub was due to the presence of
an ourang-outang, which had been
attracted by the lights. It was
found to have strayed from the
custody of some Afghans who were
camped near tho town. Needless
to say, the "old boy" was speedily
captured and led away, much to the
relief of tho ladies.
A late number of tho Seattlo
Post-Intelligencer had the following;
Mr. George Shepard, speculator of
Portland, is in the city. Mr. Shepard is chiefly famous throughout the
Northwest as a man who was tho
manager of the mounted baseball
nine in the country. The nine was
organized on French Prairie, Oregon,
and played any and all clubs that
came. The French Prairio nine was
always mounted, and did the batting,
fielding, baso running, catching, and
pitching in the saddle, while their
opponents played on foot. The
mounted nine frequently made high
scores, and were nearly always successful. This unique method of
playing baseball always attracted a
large crowd. So popular was the
game as played this way that the
idea of two mounted nines was
suggested, but never carried out.
A Boston despatch says ; Prof.
Campbell, of this city, to-day gave a
private exhibition of his now air
ship, in which he expects to make a
long and lofty journey within tho
next month. The invention contains the principles of a balloon and
a flying machine. The balloon is
cigar-shaped, GO feet long and 42
feet in diameter. Suspended from
this balloon is the ship, accoutercd
with the flying npparatus. They
aro held by a bar running lengthwise under the balloon. Tho flying
machino is the .propeller, and by
moans of it tho moving forco is provided to raise and lower tho ship or
drive it forward in a horizontal
direction through tho air. Hinged
wings, so nicely adjusted thut they
permit a vertical movement at right
angles, or fixed on both sides of tho
ship after the mannor of the wings
of a bird. There is a rudder at the
forward end of the car controlled by
a cross-head and tiller rope extending to tho centre of tho ship, at
whioh point a propeller wheel is
Tho centennial ball in New York
did not pass off with tho success and
satisfactoriness that marked the
other events of . the great' celebration. Tho supper tables were
insufficient for the thousands who
attended, the waiters were too .few
and the rush for supper became a
most disgraceful scene, in which
men, ostensibly gentlemen, seized
plates, provisions and bottles of
champagne and carried thein out to
consume as best they could. The
floor, says a New York paper, after
the police had cleared the supper
room, was littered with broken
bottles and dishes and wasted
eatables, and looked as if a tornado
had been careering over it. Evidently mnny improper people had
obtained tickets on account of wealth
or supposed political influence, and
the inadequate provision made to
wait upon them brought about the
disgraceful unfolding of their real
natures. President Harrison nnd
his party witnessed the scene for a
few minutes, and, like many others,
retired apparently in disgust.
Says an exchango: The unexpected restoration to health of the
King of Holland comes in the form
of a disagreeable surpriso to most of
his relatives and friends, and places
many of them in an exceedingly
awkward predicament, Tho person
most to bo pitied is tho ex-Duke of
Nassau, who, in viow of the apparently moribund condition of the
king, was summoned to assume tho
Regency of the Grand Duchy of
Luxemburg, preparatory to succeeding to the sovereignty of the country
on tho King-Grand Duke's demise.
The ex-duke of Nassau thereupon
left Vienna, dismantling his palace
there for the purpose of furnishing
the Grand Ducal Castle at Luxemburg, and made a. triumphal entry
into tho onco famous stronghold.
Tclograms of congratulation were
were sent to him from every court
in Europe in honor of the occasion.
Somehow or other these messages
seem to have had the effect of reviving tho King of Holland, and as his
recovery puts an end to the Regency
of the Grand Duchy, ex-duke
Adolph will onco moro have to pack
up his traps and take his departure,
thus repenting his bitter experiences
of the disastrous year of "1866.
Just Received, Direct from Hamilton.
Intending Buyers.should make a note
of this, as it goes to show that we sell
more Stoves than any two Houses in the
Province. Our superior line of Stoves and
low prices do the business.
E. S. Scoullar & Co.
H. T. READ & CO.,
•dry and Machine Shop
Front St., New Westminster, B. C.
M:jviT-cra-^.aXTj-EBit?i os-
Job printing of all kinds neatly done
at the Columbian offloe Prices will be
fouud as low as at any other ollioo in
the provlnoe.—Adv,
Brass and Iron Castings made to Order.
p. s.-
-AU orders from the upper country promptly attended to.
HEAD OFFICE,- 15 Serjeants Inn Fleet St. -LONDON, ENG,
The Business of ALLSOP k MASON has boen merged is the above Compan-j
and will be carried on by the Company from this date aa a general Land Investment
and Insurance Agen-y.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage at Low Rates, Town Lota and Fannin-,
Lands for Salo on easy terms.
Vlolorla B. C, May 16th, 1887. dwJe7to
Immense Sale of Boots and Shoes
Commencing February gth, 1889.
tho inidorsiimod will now placo hia ontiro stock on tho market at wlloli'Sftli
prices) 110 reserve.   Everything must bc sold.
$0,000 worth of Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Rubber Goods, Shoe Findings, 4c.
An early inspection will convinco tho publio that we mean business.   Terms—
undor $60, caBh; over $50, secured notos at 3 months with interest.
Boots & Shoes!
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN Weekly British Columbian (.mm1 AB-y.
WcilneMlny Jlornlng. May IB, 1HS9.
(From Daily Columbian, May 14-)
Salmon averaged 20 to the boat yesterday.
The celebrated Langis-Sullivan case
oomeB before the assizeB on Thursday.
The board of health has been instructed to make a tour of the city to
inspect drainage, etc. If the tuur
bears good results the health of the
oity will not suffer.
At the annual meeting of the Westminster Woolen Mills Oompany .held on
Saturday last, the old board of directors were unanimously re-elected.
The secretary's report was satisfactory.
The Colombian acknowledges with
thanks the reo-dpt of a huge and beautiful buquet from Miss Eva Insley,
the youug lady who christened the
new steamer Delaware, and in honor
of which event the boquet ia presonted.
McMahon's circus, which visits
Westminstor nn Saturday, was in Victoria yeBterday and gave overy satisfaction. The circus is spoken of as
being really good, and our Victoria
despatches confirm the expressions of
the American press.
Viitingou the water works debentures
by-law, and ou the Btreets and pnrk
Improvements by-law, is fixed for
Thursday June 13th, the polling place
to be at the city hall, MoKonzio street.
The returning officers are Capt. Pittendrigh and Messrs. Hugh Burr aud J.
Mr. T. Ackorman, chief engineer,
recommends to the council thut u new
hose reel bc purchased for the use of
No. 2 firo station and that a telephone
be placed in the captain's residence.
Tho fire committee will consider the
recnmineridations, and both will probably bu adopted.
Tbe case of Maclugo, charged with
a criminal assault on a little boy
named Henley, cume before the police
magistrate this morning. Considerable evidence wus heard, all of which
went against tho accused. Tho presiding magistrate after hearing the
evidence sent the prisoner up for trial.
After this dato Mr. Robert Kerr
will have immediate charge of the
general freight and passenger traffic of
the C. P. VL. lines west of Port Arthur,
with office ut Winnipeg. Mr. D. E.
Brown, as assistant goneral freight and
passenger agent, with office at Vancouver, will have immediate charge of the
traffio of tho Paoifio.
Tbe Victoria Murder.
The murder of the Chinese girl,
Yow Kum, at Viotoria, caused quite a
ripple of excitement in police circles
here, as it was thought probable the
murderers might have takon the str.
Rithet for this city after tho deed was
committed. Word of tho inurdor
was not reoeived by the police till after
the arrival of tho stoamor, and there
fore no scrutiny was placod on tho pas
sengers when they landed. From
latest advices received it is almost certain that the murderers are still in
Victoria, and their arrest ia deemed
-. .   m ^	
The New Wellington Shall.
The Nanaimo .Free Press reports
that the new or No. 0 shaft of the
Wellington collieries is 365 feet in
depth to the coal. The seam is 8 feet
thiok and tho quality is fully up to
tho famous standard of the Wellington
collieries. Iu addition to the 8 feet
of coal, there is a lower seam of 18
inches of ooal, divided by a slight partition of rock. Only the 8 foot seam
will be utilized nt present. Tho shaft
has been sunk through solid hard rock.
It is timbered from the surface to tho
bottom of tho "snump." On Friday
tho miners commenced to "break
away" into tho seam of coal.
 . . . .	
The Coining Entertainment.
The Royco & Lansing Co., appear
at Herring's Opora House on Thurs
day evening. In addition to their
entire company of last season they
havo socured Mra. E. Owen Flint, the
famous English comedienne and char-
actor impersonator; also Maud Flint
(7 yoars of age), the most accomplished
child actress beforo the public. Her
great success has been attained through
her beautiful rendition uf the role of
Editha in that delightful littlo sketch
Editha's Burglar. ThiB little sketch
will be remembered by many as having
made such a decided hit at tho Lyceum Theatre in New York the past
soason. Royce & Lansing's success is
accounted for by their strict adherence
of presenting a striotly refined entertainment, composed of tho best artists
and the best   vocal  und   iiitruinentul
-Krom Asia to Europe."
"Max O'Neil's journey from Asia to
Europe," says an eastern cotemporary,
speaking of tho lecture, an advertise
ment of which will appear to-morrow,
to bo delivered in this city on Friday evoning next, ut the Oddfellows'
Hall, is a narrative of the lecturer's
journey from Hong Kong to Vancouver through British Oolumbia, the
Rocky Mountains, the Oanadian
plains, tho great lakes, the
valloy of the St. Lawrence, and thence
to Ireland and England. Every stage
of the journey is illustrated by photographic transparancios projected by a
powerful limelight, with dissolving
lanterns on an immense screen. The
story of the journey is given by L. 0.
Armstrong, a gifted and interesting
speaker. The lecture and illustrations
nro highly spoken of by the leading
Oanadian and American papers, and
the low price of admission places a
unique treat within tho roach of all,
Friday night next at tho Oddfellows'
Loftus R. Mclnnes, M. D., an old
and respected resident of this city,
passed peacefully away about 1 o'clock
this morning. He was a man of robust
constitution and suffered littlo from ill
health till two weeks ago, when he was
stricken with illness and forced to tako
to bed. At tho time fow of hia friends
expected the result would prove fatal,
but his strength rapidly declined and a
week later it was known he could not
survive. Dr. Mclnnes was born at
Lake Ainslie, Cape Breton, 65 yeara
ago. After taking tho regular course
of medicine at the Toronto University
he graduated and in 1872 came to
British Columbia and commenced the
practico of his profession in New Westminster. Three years later he was
appointed surgeon to the Vancouver
Coul Company at Nanaimo, to which
city he removed and for 5 years held
the above office to tho satisfaction of
all. After an absence of 5 years Dr
Mclnnes returned to New Westminster and practised his profession till
the date of his last illness. He enjoyed a large and lucrative practice,
and was generally considered a talented
and careful physician. Dr. Mclnnes
was eleoted and served as mayor
of the city during the year 1882,
receiving the Marquis of Lorhe
on his visit to this city as governor-
general that year. The deceased
was in comfortable circumstances at
the time of his death, and leaves a
wife and two brothers to mourn his
Edward, the eldest brother, resides in this city, while Senator Mo
Innes, the younger brother, is at present staying in Toronto. Dr. Mclnnes
died in the Roman Oatholio faith, of
whicli church he had been a member
for several years. He waB a man of
genial habits, good-natured, open-hearted, and liberal, and he passed away leaving not an enemy behind. May his
soul rest in peace.
The funeral will take place to-morrow morning at 9 a.m. from his late
residence to St. Peters R. 0. church
and thence to the R. 0. cemetery at
The Mission Bridge Draw.
The plans for the Mission Bridge
draw have been prepared, but on a plan
which makes it seem as if the 0. P. R.
was determined lo close tho river to
navigation despite all efforts to the
contrary. The south side of the river,
which is the shallow aide, has
been chosen by tho company aB the
location for the draw. Inside the
swing pier, which is 100 feet from
the shore, the water at its ordinary
stage is only 3 feet deep round the
shore pier, and in winter time, when
the water is very low, is almost dry.
Outside the swing pier a greater depth
of water is found, but not sufficient to
guarantee a permanency of the channel.
So, even were thoro plenty of water the
whole year round, it would be insufficient for the future requirements of
navigation. At present the
river is 7 feet higher than low
water mark, and therefore the
sourdings taken now to be used ns
data aro worthless except the 7 feet or
more be deducted. The shoal wator
already on the south shore is not likely to be deepened by the building of
the piers, and the most experienced
river men say that they will have the
opposite effect. The main channel
passes closo to the north shore, and it
is here that tho swing must be placed;
and unless placed where the river following its natural course haB made the
ohannel it will be worthless, and the
Fruser will be effectually blocked for
navigation There is another important feature in connection with the
piers whioh must not escape observation. The specifications call for 1,000
cubic yards of rock being rip-rapped
round each pier, This means additional obstructions to navigation and
the possibility of the formation of bars
and the diversion of tho channel.
Steamboat men regard this rip-rapping
as a very serious menace, and are
afraid of tho results it may bring. The
general principles on whioh the bridge
is proposed to be constructed are exciting alarm hoth throughout the district and in Westminster. This city
depends largely on the up-river districts for the trado which the Mission
bridge threatens to cut off, but no
possible effort will be be left untried
to maintain the free navigation of the
Kruser The large obstructions placed
in tho river at this point make it difficult to foretell what effect it may have
on tho rise of tho water, and to what
extent it would conduce to flooding tho
banks on either side.
City Council.
The council met last night at 8
o'olock for the transaction of business.
Present Aldermen Curtis, Calbick, Scoullar, Re-id, MoPhaden, Cunningham, Jaques and Townsend.
His wurship Mayor Hendry in the
From Hon. John Robson, accepting the terms of payment of a strip of
land on Fortesque street. Received
and filed.
From Lowenburg, Harris & Co. accepting oity's offer of $6,000 for Wolfe's
lot ou Columbia street; also asking
that the agreement be prepared and
ready by 17th inst.
Aldermen Reid and Calbick asked
where the monoy Was going to come
from if the peoplo did not pass tho
street improvement by-law.
Aid. Curtis Baid the by-law was
sure to puss, but. if it did not then
some other moans would have to be
devisod to get tho money.
Aid. McPhadden thought it was
rather funny that the by-law nlono hnd
been depended on.
The matter was loft to the finance
committee with power to act.
From D. 0. Wobbor, C. M. 0,,
Maplo Ridge stating tho  municipality
will be unable to pay for folders till
taxes are collected and asking that the
folders be forwarded to them. The
clerk was instructed to reply and forward the folders.
From T. Ackerman, chief engineer,
reporting he had moved the hand tire
engine to the new fire hall and re-
oommending that a new hoBe reel be
purchased; aho recommending that a
telephone be placed in the captain's
Reterred to the tire committee to
roport on at the next meeting.
From W. R. Lewis asking permission to dig a ditch on Merivale street
for the purpose of drain laying. Granted under supervision of the board of
From Mrs. Trew claiming $25 for
damage to property by overflow of
water.   Received and filed.
From Mounce Bros, calling attention to tho serious nusiance arising
from defective drainage in rear of
their premises.
Referred to the board of health
with power to aot.
From A. J. McColl, barrister, announcing the decision of the court on
the suburban property taxation, and
stating that the report published in
The Columbian was accurate as to the
points contained in the decision.
Received and filed and the clerk instructed to notify the government accordingly.
From James Lord asking for street
lines on Clinton street opposite his
property. Referred to board of works
with power to aot.
The following accounts were ordered
paid.   Guardian Assuranoe Co., $07.-
60; J. Wright, 860.75;GasOo,, $202.-
Aid. Townsend reported he had
notified Mrs. Brighouse of the nusiance complained of and she claims to
have had the drain repaired.
The matter of necessary drains was
referred to tho board of works to deal
The oouncil went iuto committee of
the whole of the water works election
regulations by-law, and passed it
clause by clause.
The committee rose and reported
the by-law complete with amendments.
Report adopted.
The by-law was. read a third time
and finally passed.
The council went into committee, of
the whole on the water works debentures by-law and passed it clause by
The committee rose and reported
the by-law complete with amendments.
The council went into committee of
the wholo on the street and park improvements by-law and passed it clause
by clause.
The committee ruBe and reported
the by-law complete with amendments.
The streets and sidewalks by-law
was laid over for one week. _
The general revenue by-law waa laid
The streets and park debentures election regulation by-law was read a first
aud second times.
Tbe rules of order were suspended
and the council went into oommittee
of the whole and passed it clause by
The committeo rose, reported the
by-law complete with amendments
and it was finally passod.
The finance committee was instructed to report on the appointment of a
city solicitor.
Moved by Aid. Jaques, seconded by
Aid Calbick: That the city enginoer
and an assistant be instructed to proceed to the Mission bridge and sound
the depth of the water at each pier
and ascertain the place whore the draw
is to be placed, and how much water
there will be at eaoh side of the 100 ft.
span at low wator, and report the
same to the mayor as soon ns possible.
This motion was withdrawn after a
groat deal of discussion.
Moved by Aid. Curtis, seconded by
Aid. Scoullar: That the board of
health be instructed to have a tour of
inspection made of the city with a view
to have nusiauces removed.   Carried.
Notico of motion was given that a
by-law would be introduced to fix the
rate of taxation.
The council thon adjourned.
It, C. Provincial Exposition
Subscription Fund.
For the purpose of raising a fund to
contribute towards the patriotic and
worthy object of making the next annual provincial fair, to be held iu this
city, a grand and unprecedented success,
the undersigned agree to contribute the
Bums opposite their respective names (to
be paid into the association or to trustees
competent tt> receive the same, on or before 6 months from the date of the last
provincial exhibition, and to be applied
to preparing exhibition grounds and
buildings in the city, for increasing the
amount offered in prizes, and for furthering the exhibition in other ways):
The Columbian  8100 oo
Sharpe & Paine, Lulu Island   10 00
I. P Eckstein   10 00
ti D Brymner  20 00
B W Armstrong   10 00
P B Glover.   10 00
Walker 4 Shadwell   10 00
Claud Hamber.    10 00
Peter Grant.    10 00
George Turner   10 00
W.T Armstrong  80 00
A J  Hill    10 00
Capt A Grant   10 OO
J 8 Macdonell    10 00
W O Loye    10 110
P Bilodenu   10 00
F G Strickland   85 00
Gilley Bros   20 00
The Chinese Murderers StIU ut large.
Every Avenue or Escape Wulched.-Mc.
Malum'* Circus.—The Tramway Guarantee. 	
Speoial to the Columbian.
Victoria, May 14.—Up to this
morning the murderers of the Chineie
girl, Fon Kum, have not been apprehended. Every avonue of escape,
howover is being well watohod. Tho
Chinese aro lending assistance and it
is hoped thoy will bo captured. The
orime is one of tho most diabolical
that ever stained the annals of thia
McMahon's circus gave two excellent
performances hero yesterday. They
uive two more to-clay und then go to
The Islander is beached in Jamei
Bay, having her bottom scraped preparatory to going north with the Vanderbllt party in a woek's time.
Voting on tho tramway guarantoo of
forty-five thousand dollars, and on the
streets improvements bylaw of forty
thousand, is going on today. Tho indications nre both will pass.
The Princess Louise has taken the
place of the Islandor on tho Vancouver-
Victoria route. She leaves hero at 2
a. m.
J. W. Creighton has boen appointed
managing editor of the Nnnnimo
Courier, vice J. A. Strong resigned.
Tho Bteamer Isabel goes on an excursion to Port Augolos on Saturday.
The libel suit Hoste' vs. Colonist,
t'lini" off tbi3 morning.
E. G. Prior, M. P., arrived from
Ottawa Inat night. Ha thinks tho
China stoiiiuors will call ut Victoria.
Wholesale and Retail Druggists
lllcy .
H Wi
25 00
T Cunningham  30 00
Henderson Bros, Chilllwhack.  10 00
A B Wintemuto  10 00
Per Ex-Mayor Dickinson i  212 85
Annie M Jaques  10 00
Stewart 4 Cash  25 00
Jus Cunningham  50 00
Grant* Hagstrom  20 00
J WSoxsmlth  80 00
Rov J H White  10 00
B Douglas  100 00
IS S Scoullar & Co  55 00
A DesBrlsay  15 00
W C Coatham  25 00
T M Cunningham  25 00
A E Rand  25 00
Ackerman Bros  20 oo
Reid & Ourrie  25 00
HTRead* Co  60 00
W H Thibaudeau  15 00
Grant ft Maclure  10 00
Young 4 Terhune  10 00
Terhune & Co „  10 00
Ogle, Campbell ds Co  20 00
Meteorological Report for Week Ending
ifny Ilth, 1889.
Sunday 60.0     47.0    0.08
Monday 01.0     48.0    0.16
Tuesday Ot.O     46.0    0.07
Wednesday 05.0     46.0
Thursday 01.0     50.0    0.06
Friday 78.0    47.0
Saturday 85,0     48.0
Cloudy,-raiu, clear and hot
 A. Peele, Capt'n.
Headaches and Fevers, to cleanse the
system effectually, yet gently, when costive or bilious, or when the blood is impure or sluggish, to permanently cure
habitual constipation, to awaken the liver
and kidneys to a healthy activity, without irritating er weakening them, use
Syrup of Figs.	
men B»*y iu tick, wo gavo her CistorU,
Whon she wm a Child, she cried for Cutoria,
When sho became Hits, ehe clang to Ceitorle,
When the hed Children, she geve them Cutorie
Masonle Building, New Westminster,
B. O. dwto
Masonic Building, New Westminster, B.O. dwmy4tc
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, etc.  Offloes—Masonlo Buildings, New Westminster, and Vancouver, B. ft       dwto
GOLD MEDALIST of the University ol
the High Court of Justice, Ireland, Offloes,
Corner McKenzie 4 Clarkson Sts., New
Westminster. dwre21to
ARCHITECT. OfHce-Corner Mary nnd
Clarkson Sts., Westro Inster.   dwto
Civil Engineers, Land Surveyors & Draughtsmen
Eire. Life A Marine Insurance.
Columbia St., - Orr. Colonial Hotel
tentlon to all professional ordors and
tender thoir services to residents and nonresidents having City or Country Proporty
to dispose of or eloslrlng profitable Investment.
Our lists of eligible properties aro com-
fi-ehcnslve and constantly receiving addl-
ions, and our favorable eastern connections both in Canada and the Atlantic
Slates give us unusual facilities for business.
Special attention will be pnld to the
purchase und inspection of Lumber for
shipment to foreign ports. Tonnuge chartered and general shipping business trims-
acted. dwap4yl
A Pleasing* Sense of Health
and Strength Renewed, and
of Ease and Comfort
Follows tho nso of Syrup of Figs, ns it
acta gently On tho
Kidneys, Liver 0 Bowels
Effectually Cleansing tho System when
Costive nr Bilious, Dispelling
Colds, Headaches and Fevers
and permanently curing
without weakening or irritating tho organs on which it acts.
Vor Sole lu 75o bottles by all Leading
.. Rax FiiMicisc-fi, Cat,. .
■^tnsviMfl.Kv.. NiW Vow. V *
Dress and Fancy Goods!
Including Tools of all kinds of the best makes; Cross-cut & Hlind-Saws,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary Utensils for Farming;
Pulley Blocks, Snatch Blocks, Rope & Chain in all sizes; Pitch,
Tar & Oakum; Tarred and Plain Paper for Building; Paints & Oils
in all colors; Liquid Paints in all shades; Floor Paints ready touse; Grind
Stonesi Wall Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
Lubricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural Implements,
Bt Speoial attention given to orders by mail.
T. J. TK^.E'E- SZ oo.,
dwjly3tc Columbia Street, New Westminster.
Direct from Germany, by Express,
The Latest Novelties in
In New Shades and Combinations.
Nothing Like Them Evei* Shown in the Oity
before.  Call and See them.
Ogle, Campbell & Freeman
Planing li Company, Ii
All Kinds or Roagti and Dressed Lamlior
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
ji.isrr> ALL kinds ox-
WOOd Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors.   Frames.   Windows,
Mouldings. Balusters.
Blinds. Brackets,
Railings, Newels.
The Columbian Printing Establishment lias first-clnss fucu.tios for
nil kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodgers,
Prioe Lists, <&»•   Prices will bo found ns low as at any other offic* -«here
first-class work is done. Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Horning, May IS. 1889.
The report presented at tho annual meeting of the shareholders of
the O.P.R., at Montreal,Wednesday,
cannot fail to lie, on the whole, satisfactory to tlm shareholders themselves, in tlio first place. The country, too, can afford to take a sort of
secondary interest in the assured
success and gratifying progress and
prosperity which the great Canadian
national highway has, beyond question, achieved, and, from all appearances, hus still more abundantly in
prospect. The history of the O.P.R.
has been since its inception, and
must be for some time, to a great
extent, the history of the Dominion,
and the progress and prosperity of
the former will serve as a very fair
index to the development and general advancement of the latter.
There are those who assert that the
O.P.R. is paramount, with the Dominion playing second fiddle; that
already it is a case of "the tail wagging the dog." Without conceding
so much, it may well "givo us pause"
to decide whether to be lost in admiration of the undeniably healthy
and vigorous caudal appendage, or
to tremble with apprehension for the
safety of the canine vertebral, if the
lusty and growing tail should take a
notion to wag frequently and long.
The most ready relief from this vacillating state of mind is to turn to
the consideration of what the Dominion as a whole, or as different
provinces, would be, in possession or
in prospect, without this great national ' transcontinental road for
which we have paid so well, und
are, of course, correspondingly
proud of and disposed to be
indulgent to. Prom such a consideration the only conclusion to
be deduced is that the 0. P. R,
was a prime necessity and prerequisite to our national existence.
It must be admitted, too, that as a
business enterprise it has been
pushed with energy and ability, and
brought to completion and since improved and operated with an expedition and in a manner that reflects
the highest credit upon its management in the respects referred to. If
corporate greed and the proverbial
soullessness of a great monopoly can
be controlled, and their tendencies
and operations held in check in the
public interests, which the representatives of the people should consider
themselves bound to at least try to
do, then the O.P.R. will prove an
unmitigated blessing to the country
as a whole, and all will sincerely
rejoice in its prosperity, as significant and promotive of the general
weal and advancement.
It is evident from the report that
the development of this province, to
which the O.P.R. has given a very
appreciable impetus since its completion to the coast, has begun—and
only begun—to accrue to the benefit
of the road. The Pacific coast and
through traffic, including that from
China and Japan, promises to be in
the near future one of the most important items of the O.P.R. business. Reviewing tho remainder of
the report, which we have not space
to publish in full, we find it stated
that the profits for the first quarter
of the present year show a gratifying increase of 8426,97S over the
corresponding three months of 1888,
and, with average crops, this improvement is expected to continue
throughout the yenr. Several important sources of traffic which were
counted upon at the time of the last
annual meeting to commence to
swell the earnings of the company,
the report points out, were practically unavailable during the year.
These were various American connections and a leased lino in the
maritime provinces, which, from unfavorable weather principally, failed
to be ready for operation when expected, but which, it is stated will
be fully opened in a short time. The
following significant clause we quote
in full from the report: "Tho development of traflic, especially in the
newer districts travorsod by your
.railway line, is most gratifying,
Many sections, which at flrst prom
ised nothing, are already contributing materially to the earnings of the
company, and your directors are
confident that their expectation as
stated in earlier reports, that the
most unpromising sections would become self-sustaining, will be very
soon realized." After stating that
a largely increased acreage hu3 already been seeded in the Northwest
this year, and referring to tho oriental steamship service, the report observes that the company's commercial telegraph system, its sleeping
care, and the similar branches of its
service all contributed inoreased
profits, and passes on to the trifling
"land oflice business" of the company, whicli is naively disposed of
as follows: "The townsites along
the line, which have as far as possible been secured for the benefit of
the company, are contributing handsomely to its revenues.   The sales
from townsites last year were $519,-
827, and the total sales to 31st December last have been $1,309,327.
Only a small proportion of the company's interest in townsites has as
yet been disposed of, and its receipts
from this source will rapidly increase
as the country increases in population. At Vancouver alone the sales
from tho townsite last year were
$483,984, making a total of $868,-
059 since the town was laid out
threo years ago." The O.P.R. hotels
at Banfi' and Vancouver are mentioned as important assets, and attention is called to various improvements and increased facilities effected during the year both on tho road
and in the rolling stock, and the
creditable record which the road
made during last winter, "the continental trains arriving at both ends
of the line practically on time," is
referred to with excusable pride.
The railway system of the O.P.R.,
it is stated, has been thoroughly
well maintained, and is in excellent
condition throughout, and tho entire
cost of maintenance and renewals is
included in tbe working expenses.
In Mr. Van Home's speech moving the adoption of the report, the
gentlemanly president of the "greatest road on earth" "steps aside for a
moment" to cudgel the Grand Trunk
managers, and becomes so interested
in the congenial "divarsion" that he
nearly forgets to switch back unto
the main track again in time for the
doxology. Mr. Van Home's excuse
for this sort of thing is that the
president of the G.T.R. "started it
first," and when it is remembered
that the two gigantic octopii
necessarily interfere somewhat with
each other's designs upon "the
earth," that there should be a clashing of interests and of words is not
tobo wondered at; but such quarrels
are of more interest to the shareholders than to the general public,
which doesn't care who gots "licked"
so long as it isn't hurt. The remainder of the president's address
is in the same strain, refuting G.T.R.
slanders, and just perceptibly crowing over the superior polioy and
"holt" of the O.P.R. At the same
time the worthy president indulges
in a pardonable spice of thinly-veiled
self-glorification over the "present
geography of the O.P.R. system."
Satisfaction with the past and present management of the road and
confidence for the future could not
be expressed in much stronger terms
than the following : "I am confident
that, with a knowledge of the reasons which havo actuated your directors, and with the results before
you, there is little that you would
wish undone or that you could afford
to have undone." The following
deliberate utterance, from a man so
well qualified to express an opinion
on tho subject as Mr. Van Horne, is
worth noting: "Had you stopped at
the completion of your main line
across the continent, your enterprise
would have come to ruin long ago,
or at least it would have existed
only as a sickly appendage of the
G.T.R. Like a body without arms,
it would have been depending upon
charity, upon the charity of a neighbor whose interest would be to starve
it. But to-day you have neither the
G.T.R. nor any other company to
fear." It is not at all surprising
that the G.T.R. should—as it is understood to be doing—seek to stretch
out its arms also to the Pacific
coast and it is no more surprising
that the O.P.R. organs should be instructed to strenuously oppose—as
has been signally done in the case of
the proposed Canadian Western
Railway in this province — any
scheme looking to a probable, or
even possible, realization of the G.
T.R.'s hopes in this respect. Competition, naturally enough, is not
wanted from a O.P.R point of view;
but, with the best of wishes and
congratulations for that company,
wo believe that another transcontinental road is plainly in the interest
of the country, nnd of the Pacific
province no less than other portions
of tho Dominion,
Children Cryfor
The Victoria Times has got the
"big head," and got it bad. We
almost knew that it would end in
that. No journal can go on in the
way the Times has beon going
lately, and not come to somo bail
end. Tbe Times 1ms been fooling of
lato with such doulile-luicl<-iictioned
briiin-tanglers as "erotic literature,"
"idealism, vs. realism," "Henry
Georgisui," "theosophy, or esoteric
Buddhism," and even "cigarettes"
and "lager beer." And on the top
of all this it essays the other day
the role of Wiggins, in some observations on the Westminster and
Seattlo Railway. "Senator Oan-
field's railway, as it is called, seems
to be a foregone conclusion," says
Times. So fnr our cotemporary is
all right, only it might have beon
persuaded of that fact long ago, Tho
Times continues: "A syndicate of
eastern capitalists have interested
themselves in the project, and if the
work of construction Is pushed, as
there is every reason to think it will
Pitcher's Castoria. "'
be, another yoar will witness tlie
connection of New Westminster
with Seattle." So long as the Times
sticks to patent facts it gets along
nicely, but directly it breaks loose
into a mad whirl of conjecture, and
shapes its imaginings after its own
desires, all becomes flighty, impracticable, and incoherent. "By this
arrangement, wliich brings the O.P.
and the N. P. together," says the
Times, "the rational conclusion to
draw is that there will be a grand
terminul city opposite the Straits of
Fucn, and that the four cities, Tacoma, Seattle, New Westminster
and Vancouver, now terminal points,
will be relegated to way stations."
This is what the Times would like
to see, of course. As it says later
on, "Victoria, however, can contemplate these changes with perfect
equanimity. What happens on the
mainland, bordering the Sound, is of
no particular consequence to her."
Referring to its "big guess" above,
tho Times says: "Our reasons for so
thinking are that the nearest common point on tho Sound for seagoing craft necessarily implies that
there will be the terminal city of
the transcontinental railway lines.
* * * Vancouver, the terminal point of the 0. P. R.,
there is on opposite the straits of
Fuca, touch at Victoria. The terminal point opposi''- tbe straits of
Fuca, however, and a detour is required to rench Victoria. This kind
of talk is not pleasant," &e. We
agree with our cotemporary that it
is a little too incoherent to be pleasant reading, and the last clause
would stand re-writing. Tho Times,
we are glad to notice, has a lucid interval towards the conclusion, winding up as follows: "But let us not
anticipate too much. We should
very much dislike to fall within the
category of false prophets. It is
sufficient to know that this Oanfield
railway portends radical changes,
and that we must patiently await
results." The Times might have
expressed itself in fewer words, with
much greater clearness. Its labored
article simply amounts to this: "The
Oanfield railway is going to be built,
nfter all" (certainly very stale news),
"and when it is completed—something is going to happen I" You bet
it is; and if the befuddled Times
man will take a spin up to the hub,
about two years from now, over the
Victoria, Saanich and Westminster
Railway, we pledge ourselves to his
friends that he won't get lost, We
shall also be happy to drive him
around the premier city of British
Oolumbia, and show him what has
Inebriety or alcoholism is recognized by the medical faculty as a
disease, and as such is amenable to a
scientific course of treatment. In
a recent lecture at Toronto, Dr. Elliott is reported as laying down the
following: For tho cure of inebriety
four conditions must be observed.
The tirst condition of cure and reformation is abstinence. The patient
is being poisoned, and the poisoning
must bo stopped. Were it an arsenic instead of an alcohol, no one
would dispute this. So long as the
drinking of intoxicants is indulged
in, so long will the bodily, mental,
and moral mischief be intensified
and made permanent. Abstinence
must be absolute, and on no plea of
fashion, of physic, or of religion
ought the smallest quantity of an
intoxicant be put to the lips of the
alcoholic slave. Alcohol is a material chemical narcotic poison, and a
mere sip has, even in the most
solemn circumstances, been known
to relight in the fiercest intensity
tho drink crave whicli for a long
period of years had been dormant
and unfelt. The second condition
of cure is to ascertain tho predisposing and exciting causes of inebriety,
and to endeavor to remove these
causes, which may lie in some remote or deep-seated physical ail-
ment. The third condition of cure
is to restore the physical and mental
tone. This can be dono by appropriate medical treatment, by fresh
air and exercise, by nourishing und
digestible food given to reconstruct
healthy bodily tissue und brain cell,
aided by intellectual, educational,
and religious influences. Nowhere
can theso conditions of cure be so
ellectually carried out as in an asylum where the unfortunate victim
of drink is placed in quarantine,
treated with suitable remedies until
the alcohol is removed from his system, then surrounded by Christian
and elevating influences, fed with a
nourishing and suitable diet, and
supplied with skillful medical treatment. His brain and nervous system will then be gradually restored
to its normal condition, nnd, after a
period of from six to twelve months
in most cases, he will be so far recovered as to bo able to return to
hiB usual avocation and successfully
resist his craving for drink. The
fourth condition of cure is employment. Idleness is the foster-mother
of drunkenness, industry tho bulwark of temperance. Let the mind
of the penitent inebriate bo kept
occupied by rogular work, aud the
task of reformation will be shorn of
half its difficulty.
(From Daily Columbian, May S.)
The police court showed a blank
sheet this morning.
The first lacrosse practice will be
held on the cricket grounds this evening.
The government dredger left for
Victoria last evening in tow of the str.
A weekly journal, devoted to tho interests of labor, will shortly make its
appearance at Vancouver.
D. A. MacDonald has commenced
work on his contract to drive piles for
the MacLaren-Ross sawmills.
The salmon run last night was very
satisfactory. One of tho fishing boats
brought in 51 lish, the largest catch of
the season.
Ackerman Bros, are busy gotting out
tho stone for the foundation of the new
residence for Mr. Wardon McBride of
the penitentiary.
Vancouvor will celebrate Dominion
Day in grand stylo this year, introducing many new features nnd attractions. Westminster will do the grand
during exhibition week.
J. G. Jaques, chairman of the board
of .works, notifies all persons intending to erect buildings within the city
limits, that they will be furnished
with pioper street lines on application
to the council or to the board of works.
Tho funeral of the late Mrs. John
Johnson, who died at Kamloops on
Sunday, took place this morning from
St, Peter's E. 0. church to the Roman
Catholic cemetery at Sapperton. A
large number of friends of the deceased
wero in attendance.
A few days ago tho infant son of
Mr. and Mrs. Slianuo, of Wellington,
was found drowned in a tub of water.
There were only about six inches of
wator in the tub, but the child fell
faoe downward, and being nimble to
help himself was smothered.
Boring operations for coal are still
being prosecuted on Gabriola island.
A depth of 2,000 feet has been reached,
and it is stated the company will sink
to the depth of 2,500 feet. Farming
operations are in a forward state, and
the different crops are looking well.—
The water in lhe river continues to
rise rapidly, and the river may bo said
to be fairly booming. For the first
time this year the water last night
rose as high as the slips m the C. P.
N. Co.'s wharf. Immense quantities
of driftwood floated past the city today, which with the muddy condition
of the wator, shows that some havoc
must have been done to the river's
banks in tho interior.
YeBterday morning, says the News-
Advertiser, Mr. T. Z. Hali was united
in marriage to Miss Eliza Juno Greer.
The ceremony took place in Christ
Church, Rev.' Mr. Hobson officiating.
Thore was a large number of friends of
the contracting parties present. The
happy couple left by the steamer Islander for Viotoria. Mr, Hall was
pretty well known ln this city, where
he resided some years ago, and The
Columbian adds congratulations.
Going In.lainin.
Rev. J. W. Wadman, pastor of the
Gorge Road Methodist church, informed his congregation on Sunday
that it was his intention after the meeting of the conference, which moets
this month, to sever his connection
with the church, in order to engage in
mission work in Japan. Tho reverend gentleman has perfected himself
in tho language of the Mikado's poople,
and will no doubt do much good among
them, although ho will be greatly
missed by his many frionds in Victoria.
. «. —
(.'limine Mny Klin.
Once more we are favored with a
visit by the renowned Royce & Lansing Musical Comedy Co. This company, it will bo rcmombored, made a
decided success on the Pacific const
about one year ago. They return
from the East with an enlarged company of tho best talent that could be
obtained, nnd their programme is far
superior to any that has been presented by thom during the past nino years.
Their present season cannot fail to add
thousands of friends and fresh laurels
to thoso already gained.
McKenzie street extension.
Aid. D. S. Curtis, chairman of the
Finance Committeo, as per instructions from the city council, telegraphed yesterday to Messrs, Lowenburg,
Harris* Co., Victoria, offering them
$6,000 for Mr. L. Wolffs lot on Columbia stroet, rcquirod for the extension of McKenzie stroet to Front
street. A reply hns boen leceived accepting the offer, and tho lot in question is now city property. The general opinion is that tho lot was cheaply
purchased, and that the convenience
the new street will provo to the city
generally will be very grent, and well
worth the outlay.
An Enterprising Flrm-
Lenz Ss Leiser, Government streot,
hnve made rapid strides in business,
and now carry an extensive stock of
general dry goods and clothing, confining their attention to the wholesale
trade only. They recently arranged
to handle the total output of the Westminster woolon mills, consisting of
blankets, twoods, oto. The goods of
thiB faotory are coming into groat favor
in the province, their blankets being
especinlly good, being equal in quality
to thn finest imported goods. It is to
be hoped that the arrangement will be
profitable alike to the merchant and
manufacturer, and will tend to an enlargement of the establishments of
The New Itcgulatlons.
There was considerable excitement
yesterday on Front street among a
number of fishermen who were unable
to obtain licenses to fish for salmom as
in previous years. The fishermen
seemed to be under tho impression
that they were forced to suffer a great
hardship in being deprived of their
licenses, and a represontntive of The
Columbian interviewed Mr. Thomas
Mowat, inspector of fisheries, to ascertain the exact state of affairs. Mr.
Mowat willingly gave tho desired information. The number of fishing
boats to be allowed on the river was
fixed by the department at 350, instead of 598 boats last year. The
licenses were ordered by the government to be distributed among the
canneries. The Fraser River Canners
Association forwarded a resolution to
tho government asking tbat 100 extra
licenses be granted for outsido fishermen. The request was acceded to
by the department, making the
total numbor of boats permissible
on the rivor four hundred and fifty.
Out of this extra 100 licenses, 44 were
issued before the limit was put on,
thus leaving only 56 to be distributed.
Of the 44 issued, some fishermen got
more licenses than they would under
the present order of things, while
others would not have been able to obtain a license at all. The fish freezers
obtained 12 licenses, against 27 last
year, out of the 56 remaining, leaving
44, which tho government ordered to
be issued to rosident Indians of the
Fraser river who have had licenses in
previous yoars. This action of the
government wns tnken on tho ground
that the Indians had the first right,
are self-sustnining, cost the government nothing und should bo allowed
means of support. These Indian
licenses will numbor 37, leaving 7
licenses to be issued to those who have
the next lirst right. All outside
Indians nre debarred lhe right of obtaining licenses, »s they have no particular right lo fish on tlio Fmser. Mr.
Mownt does not think that more than
10 bona fide white fishermen will be
left out under the present arrangements, and these, be says, will
be able to obtain work from any of tho
canneries. Tho government gave tbe
cannerymim all they asked for, and the
whole dissatisfaction among the fishermen has been caused by tlio issue of
tho first 44 licenses. Thore is no limit
to the numbor of boatB on nny river in
the province except the Fraser, and
this limit was brought about in the
first place by the British Columbia
Board of Trade, which represented to
the government that the river was being over-fished.
Spring Assizes.
(Hr, Justice McCreight Presiding.)
His lordship entered the court at 12
o'clock to deliver sentence on the prisoners found guilty during the present
term of the assizes.
Miohael Hanley, found guilty of uttering counterfeit bank notes, sentenced to 5 yoars in the penitentiary.
James L. Sprouster, pleaded guilty
to lnrceny, sentenced to 2 years in the
In the caso of J. R. McNeill, found
guilty of uttering falso notes, Mr.
AtkinBon made a strong appeal on bo-
half of the prisoner, who, ho said, had
been convicted on tho very unreliable
evidence of Garret Moore.
The following evidonco was taken aB
to the previous character of tho prisoner:—
Murdock MaoLean, sworn, said: 1
have known prisoner 13 years; know
him in Mndoc, Ontario, whero I was a
merchant; he was well thought of
there, and he was counted an honorable straightforwnrd young mnn, of
good reputntion nnd credit; I know
Mr. A. F. Wood nnd Mr. Cross, of
Mndoc, nod would recognizo their signature. (A letter was hero produced
signed hy theso gentlemen, highly recommending McNeill.)
Robert King, sworn said: I hnve
known prisoner for 10 yenrs; ho hns
nlwnya born a good character and I
never heard n word ngninst him; I
would trust him with thousands of dollars.
J. Kirk, sworn Baid: I have known
McNoill for 10 yenrs; he wns respooted
by young nnd old of every denominn-
tion; I came to this country with him
3 years ago; wo went to Metchosiu
and got work together; romained there
2 years; afterwards went into hotel
keeping together at Viotoria.
Simeon Huff, sworn said: I have
known prisoner 13 years; he was generally respected.
McKinnon testified he had known
McNeill for 10 years and never heard
anything agninst him.
Mr. Atkinson called his lordship's
attention to a law which was onacted
during the last session of parliament,
which gives the presiding judgo the
power to release on probation persons
convicted of first offences, and asked
his lordship to consider tho principle
involved in this aot in (jiving his decision in the present caso.
His lordship said he would defer
sentence until the 16th inst.
Tho court then adjourned.
Uve mid Learn.
An incident occurred on the Sardonyx just after striking a rock off
Aberdeen, Skeena river, a couple of
weeks ago, which illustrates the want
of proper knowledge of somo peoplo
respecting tho fastening of life-preservers on their bodies. A well-known
ex-politician, who was a passenger at
the time, becamo unduly alarmed at
the vessel's action after striking, and
seizing a lifo preserver asked the question, "How is it to bo fastened on?"
A practical joker near by instructed
the ex-politician to fasten it to his legs,
We are told by nn eyo witness thnt
this experienced prospector nctunlly
did as direoted. Luckily there wns no
need of tho preparations, otherwise
the consequences might havo proved
Absolutely Pure-
Thla powder never varies,   A marvel of
purity,strength and whoU-Romcncss. Moro
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
eannot be sold tn compel (tion with the
multitude of low test, short weight alum
or phosphate powders. Bold only ln cam.
Royal Baking Powder Co., 106 Wall St.
New York. 8f ely
Merchant Tailor,
Mr, Elson will be nt the Colonial Hotel
the first Wednesday In each month for
the purpose of tnklngorders,     dwjn23tc
Corbett & Kennedy,
Front Street,   -   NewWestminsteb,
above line, we respectfully solicit a
share of the trade, and tru *t by careful
attention to orders and moderate charges
to merit the same. Experienced workmen; satisfaction guaranteed.
Estimates furnished for Galvanized Iron
Cornice, Roofing, Plumbing, Gas-fitting,
Hteam and Hot Water Heating, Ac.
Mr Entrance to premises onMarySti
In rear of Bank of B. O. dwmhOto
Samuel Wellard,
Dealer ln Cutlery, Earthenware,
Books, Stationery and Medicines.
land Agent, Conveyancer, and
Notary Pnbllc.
Agent for "The Columbian."
Post Offlce Address, Ohilliwhack.
Bank of Montreal.
CAPITAL (all paid up), ■ $12,000,009
BEST,      -      -       •      0,000,600
Head Office, - Montreal.
SIB D. A. SMITH, K. C. M. G.-Presldent.
O. A. DRUMMOND, EsQ.-Vloe-Prosldont
W. J. liUCHANAN-Genernl Munnger.
Eng.; New York, Chlongo, nud In nil
tho principal cities nnd towns in Canada.
Interest allowed on special deposits.
Managhk, Vancouver.
Sdb-Aoent, New Westminster.
Merchant tailor
Black & Fancy Worsteds
Slrlpod nnd Chock
Opp. Oolonial Hotel
Colombia St.,   •  New Wkstminstkb.
Family Groceries
tiiiiniiiiln Street,      New Westminster.
noldwly %
Ell <*ODll  HsiUIO.'
, Wednesday Horning. Hay 15, issn.
(From Daily Columbian, May 9.)
No cases at tho polico court   to-day.
The Chilliwack  county   court   has
jeeii adjourned till the 22nd inst.
The hand lire engine was moved up
.0 its new quarters in Firo hall No. 2,
.his afternoon.
) The operations of the streot sprinkler this morning were ably assisted by
■i shower of raiu.
1 Tho salmon run last night averaged
veil. Some 200 tine salmon were
'hipped to Viotoria this morning.
, Tho Delta municipal elections to-day
.vesultud as follows: Ward 1, H.
'rim 22; T. E. Ladner 17; Ward 2,
:'Vin. Arthur 19; Thos. Mo Neely 17.
The man to whom the bear was consigned from Nanaimo is evidently a
littlo nervous as to accepting the gift,
s the animal still remains in its cage
In the O.P.N, wharf unclaimed.
Thore was quite a stir in real estate
o-day, and a number of largo and im-
ortant transfers were concluded,
'j'rioes still have an upward tendency
Ind the demand for insido property is
lioreasing daily.
J Capt. Holman's new stern wheel
•ieamor, whieh will run on Harrison
'ike in connection with the Hot
'Springs hotel, has been towed round
rom Vancouver to receive hor machin-
,ry. _ She is lying nlong side the O.P.
ji. wliarf.
j Tho city council, sitting as a court
(f revision, finished its labors to-dny.
Tho number of appeals were small, and
altogether only $70,000 has been
(truck off the original assessment roll.
All things considered, the results are
lory satisfactory.
I The police hnve rocoivod informa-
ion that nn Indian, now living at
flaino. can name the murderers who
jssisted Whiskey Joe in killing Nicholls at Moodyvllle 8 years ago. An
■'Sort will be made, through him, to
ring the guilty Siwashes to justioe.
The Y. M. C. A. concert last night
n tho Oddfellows' Hall, was fairly at-
ended. - Tho programme was well
arried out in all its parts and much
ppreciated by the audience. The financial result of the entertainment is
i net amount of about $40 in favor of
he association.
Capt. Alex. McLean arrived in a
.mail boat from Neah Bay last evon-
ng looking the picture of health nud
good as ten dead men," as he him-
iclf remarked. The gallant captain
vas somewhat annoyed at the foolish
reports circulated about him. He reports the weather outside to be fair.—
Goon for ALU—Dear Sirs i—I can
ecommend Hagyard's Yellow Oil as a
■ure cure for rheumatism, from wliich
lisease I suffered for some time, but was
lured with two bottles, It is the best
filing I enn get for man or horso. 3.
MUST AKD, Strathavon, Ont,
The workmen employed in sinking
he No. 6 shaft of tho Wellington Col-
i lories, succeeded in reaching the coal
(in Friday afternoon, and have now
'jot through tho seam, which shows excellent coal eight feet thick. The No.
! shaft is situated down the Mill stream
-alley, in tho direotion of the East
Wellington Colliery property, and conclusively proves the large area of the
•oal property of Messrs Dunsmuir &
'Sons.—Free Press.
The North Arm Bridges.
There is every prospect that the
rSorth Arm bridges will bo built now
vithout any more delay. Reove
j Gdd and Mr. O. D. Sweet, of the
1kiehmond council, wore in  the   city
Rostorday and made satisfactory ar-
angements with the Bank of British
.olumbia for depositing $13,750 of
. '.ebontures, as required by the government, the contractor in California has
een notified, and the work of contraction will probably proceed as soon
B.s men and material oan be got on the
wound. ^^_
County Court.
The following cases were disposed
Bl at the sitting of the county court
' riding to-day: Dempster vs. Roussoau,
lismissed; BoleQ.C, fordofendannt;
idmonds vs. Fraser, judgement for
Vl30, O. McO & J. for plaintiff; Earle
_*«. Gibson, ordered to pay $8 por
finorith, Bolo Q.C., for plaintiff; Cun-
■', ingham rs. Swoet, judgment, Bolo
p-j.0., for plaintiff; Grant vs. Chadsey,
I(udgoment, BoloQ. C, for plaintiff;
ilVest vs. Murchison, judgment, C.
1 'cO & J. for plaintiff; Maplo Ridgo
■s. Sharpe, confessed, O. McO. & 3 enns
tor plaintiff.
 » m   •
<:. p. it. oiilclnls.
[I, Our despatches Inst night, referring
io the annual meeting of the share-
'lolders of tho 0. P. R. at Montreal
-ostorday, stated lhat the old board of
naiiagemont, with the exception of
Mr. Grenfell, of London, Eng., whose
; ilaco waB taken by Robert Skinner,
'as re-elected. A despatch informs
s that at a mooting of the re-eleetod
•oard, held subsequently to the general
leeting, Mr. W. 0. Van Horne was
i-eleoted president, and the following,
t.'ith the presidont, appointed an ox-
ativo committeo: Sir George Stephen,
lit. Donald A. Smith, and Mr. R. B.
j Never Despair.—Even when nil
.raeins lost, thero is yot hopo. Many a
K'lspiiiring, disheartened viotim of dyspepsia, liver complaint, kidney complaint,
' iroflila or rheumatism, hns been brought
Rack to health nnd usefulness by Bur-
|ook Blood Hitters, the greatest remedy
, nown for all blood diseases.
The Senttlo Posf.-i!ite%eiicer says
the Belliughum Bay & Navigation
officials wero in good humor Monday
over the prospect of finishing their
railroad from Seattlo to Now Westminster, a distance of 118' miles, the
sum of $3,350,000 having been promised by tlio representatives of the
Eastern syndicate who have spent several weeks in looking over the proposed lino of the road. This road,
when it is finished, will give Seattle
connection with the Canadian Pacific
Washed Away.
The most reliable news concerning
the damage done to the river bank at
Chilliwack is brought by A. M, Nelson, who returned from there yestorday. Since the water commenced
rising, the river bank, where the landing formerly was has been swept away
a distance of 100 foet inland, and with
it went the old warehouse that has
stood tha storms of many years.
Henderson's warehouse, containing
3,000 sucks of grain, was threatened, and
for safely the grain waa removed, but
up to date the warehouse is safo. How
much farther the water will encroach
is hard to guess at, though the general
opinion is that the worst is over for
this year. Mrs. Harrison will probably have her hotel removed to Centreville, as life at the landing ia too risky,
and where her beautiful garden is today within twelve months will likely
be a portion of the mighty Fraser.
Cruelty to Animals.
The cruelty to animals by-law unloss
made use of for the purposo intended
had better be wiped out of existence at
once. Yesterday afternoon a number
of young calves were brought down
rivor by the str. Irving consigned to a
dealer in this city. These animals
were turnod into the 0. P. N. oorral
whore they remained all night, without food, and crying so piteously aB to
disturb the rest of everyone living
within a block of the wharf, This
morning a number of the calves were
bound and carted off, while the remainder were left in the corral for
some time longer. On this first occasion since tho by-law camo into force,
several of its provisions have been
broken, and yot no action has been
taken to carry out its intentions. The
residents of Front street complain bit
terly of the treatment the calves have
to undergo, und they demand that
the by-law Bhould be carried out to the
Fruit Growers In Couucil,
After a long and fruitless searoh
after the mon who robbed Grassio's
store at Vancouver two weeks ago of
$1,800 worth of jewelry, Mr. Moresby returned to tho oity lato last night
only to find that the robbers had been
arrested at Seattle yesterday. Mr.
Moresby went first to Ladners, then
across to the North Arm, back to Ladners, then to Chowatson, point Roberts, Canoe pass and back to Westminster. AU this search revealed nothing as to tho whereabouts of the
much sought after men. Every
avenue of escape had been cut off and
the police of hoth Vancouver and
Westminster were confident that the
men could not got away. The robbers
are Carlisle and Holliday the
same who were first arrested on
suspicion of having committed the burglary, but nfterwurds released as the
necessary evidence to secure a conviction was not forthcoming. Shortly
after the men were discharged they
disappeared, and about the same time
evidence was secured which conclusively proved thoy were the burglars.
Efforts were redoubled to effect their
capture, but so cleverly had they
covered their tracks that not a trace of
them oould be found. The steamers
wore searched oach day, but without
results, and on the very day they left
Vanoouver the str. Premier was most
carefully examined from stem to stern.
The Seattle police were on tho watch
also, and on the arrival of the Bteamer
Premier yesterday the men were oap-
tured with the lost jeweli/ in their
possession. A strong effort will be
made to have Ihe rascals extradited,
and Mr. Moresby thinks the American
authorities will bo only too glad to
hand them over.
Gone to Jail.
William Jackson, sentenced to two
years in tha penitential/ for larceny,
wns yesterday taken to New Westminster jail in caro of Constable Stewart. The prisoner was quite cheerful
and seemed anxious to get to his destination. Probably finding his crocodile tears had no effect on an un-
sympathetic public he decided to
brazen it out. Sympathy is wasted on
gentry like this and yet thore are numberless instances of porsons, principally women, making small heroes out of
criminals who make a pretence of
penitence in the  dock.     Tears  are
The Westminster Chnmplon.
A meeting of the directors of the B.
C. Fruit Growers' Association was
held nt Vancouver yesterday in the
Board of Trade rooms. The chair was
occupied by Mr. J. M. Browning.
The question of gathering, selecting
and shipping of fruit was discussed by
Mr, R. V. Wineh, who declared there
was not half enough fruit grown in the
province for home/consumption. Vancouver alono imports between COO and
700 boxes weekly. The farmers, he
said, do not take proper care in packing fruit, while the imported fruit waB
always carefully packed. Mr. Winch
wished to bring the producer and
dealer into closer relationship so that
the latter would always be informed as
to the quantity of fruit likely to be received, and thus be able to regulate
his imports. It was resolved to act on
the advice of Mr. Winch and the following committee was appointed to
collect information concerning the
supply of fruit and to look into the
matter of marketing it, and also to act
ns medium botween the producer and
dealer: G. W. Henry, chairman,
Port Hammond; J. 0. Henderson,
Chilliwack; E. Hutchicson, Ladner's
Landing; J. L. Walworth, Vancouver;
W. J. Harris, Maple Ridge; R V.
Winch, Vancouver; D. McRae, Chilli-
waok;0. D. Sweot, Richmond.
The Southern Hallway.
Mr. Chas. King, general manager of
the Southern Railway, and Ool. Percy
Diokinson of the same company, arrivod in tho city this morning and
wero busily engaged all day looking
over the company's accounts and liabilities preparatory to a general
"straightening up" which will tako
place within u vory short period. Col.
Dickinson informed The Columbian
representative that the outlook for the
company has never been so bright as
it is at present, and evoryono connected with it is cheerful and satisfied.
Messrs. Hewitt and Lombard, who
wero sont out to inspeot tho lino, aud
investigate its prospects, have concluded thoir labors, and left fur New York
on Monday last to report to tho syndicate of hunkers who propose to purchnso $3,500,000 worth of the company's bonds. Both gentlemen made
a personal inspection of the line, and
their report, which was drawn up previous to leaving for the cast, is must
favorable to the intended purchase
and urges the immediate consummation of the deal. The action of the
syndicate in question rested solely
with tho report of Messrs. Hewitt and
Lombard, and tho report boing favorablo thero iB littlo liklihood of any f u
ther hitch in bringing tho negoti'-
to a successful and satisfaotor- '-*»>
Tho final reply from ther
be recoived during ner' ^jj
Senator Canfield * |ft    <b
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D. H. Cameron, the all-round athlete returned from San Franoisco by
the City of Puebla last evening. He
was unable to get a match with Duncan O. Ross, the Scotch man of muscle failing to put up any money. Watson, the Viotoria runner, who was also
a passenger by the San Francisco steamer, did not have his raco a fortnight
ago aa was expected for the same reason—that the other parties did not
put up any money. Cameron's return to Victoria is for the purposo of
arranging a match, heavy weight
throwing, or wrestling any style, with
either Carkeek or Johnson, tor any
amount that either care to name.
Smith, the Nanaimo wrestler, and McLeod, another well known looal athlete, are also in the city, having arrived by tho San Franoisco steamer.—
Clean gale.
Mr. A. Shaw, station master at the
Nanaimo depot, informs us that the
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Company havo sold and disposed of overy
lot in tho surveyed Newcastle town
site. It is only a few months ago
since these lots were placed in the
market, and their phenomenal sale is a
Buro indication that Newcastle will
speedily become the Brooklyn of Nanaimo. Applications are, however,
still being recoived for suburban lots
in the unsurveyed portion of the Newcastle reserve. The land, however, is
in dispute, several parties claiming a
prior right to the Railway Company on
account of previous occupation. The
oompany reoeive tho applications subject to tho ultimate result of the suits
now pending in the courts for the possession of this property. Lots in Newcastle town site that went begging
few years ago at $30 and $40, cannot
now be bought for less than $400 and
$500, and that too without any Improvements having boen placed thereon. Already a number of nice houses
have beon erected in this town site,
and we hear of many others in contemplation.— J-nnaimo Free Press.
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Found Dead.
(From Daily Columbian, May 1.0.)
The Royal City mills will run night
and day after Monday next.
The new shipyard machinery for
MoPhoe Bros, arrived last night.
Salmon averaged 20 to tho boat last
night. The Buckeyes are still numerous and the little run shows no signs of
The ship MacDuff has arrived in the
Royal Roads and will be towed to
Westminster in a fow days to load
lumber at the Royal Oity mills.
The real estate dealers, with one ex
ception, havo signed an agreement to
close on Saturday afternoons at 1
o'clock, and the new order of closing
will come into force to-morrow.
The benefit of the street sprinkler
was never more appreciated than it
was to-day. Had the dust been left
to its own sweet will Columbia street
would scarcely have been habitable.
The celebrated Chinese assault ease
of Ah Shun vs. Quong Hing was decided yesterday greatly to the satisfaction
of the celestial, though not heavenly,
throng present. Quong was fined $10
and costs which he promtly paid.
A new blanket loom and a now
fancy work loom arrivod last night for
the Westminster Woolen Mills Company and are now being put into place.
These new maohines make tho mills
complete in every respect, F. G.
Strickland & Co. were the  importers.
Direct Oanadian emigration from
Liverpool last week decreased 41 per
cent, compared with 1888. This week
again shows a decrease, though the
number of continental immigrants,
chiefly Scandinavians and Germans,
•till show an increase of 30 per cent,
over last year.
Mr, Walkem, O.E., is running a
line, a side track, into the MacLaren-
Robs Mills from "N" trestle, which is
about 3 miles east of this city. The
spur will be about half a mile in length,
and construction will commence as
Boon as Mr. Walkem completes the
survey and lays out the work.
The medioal board of the province,
which has been sitting at Viotoria,
concluded its business last evening.
Three gontlemen were admitted to
practice, having passed successful examinations, viz.; Dr. Hosell, Oomox;
Dr. Strothers, Donald; Dr. MacGillis,
Victoria. The officers for the ensuing
year are; President, Dr. W. J. Mc-
Guigan, Vancouver; Vioe-preiident,
Dr. A. Tunstall, Kamloops; Registrar
and Seeretary, Dr. G. L. Milne, Viotoria; Treasurer, Dr. Hannington,
Victoria. The next semi-annual meeting will be at Westminster.
was unable to,(7>
weok as ho l-'P'/fyt
wo are gli
not si-'
loft the
ages  in
[Irs  have
cato with
■/. -tfr, \,/       lottor was
fy    /A    artment to-
^>«, stating that
^the  revenue
Vatrol  Behring
so reooivo open
Dr. A. E. Sanders was found dead
iu his bed at the Delmonico Hotel
this morning. The deceased was a
resident of this city for tho past three
months, and appeared to be in easy
circumstances. For a short time he
resided nt Harrison Hot SpringB. He
arrived in Victoria with his wife and
child about three months ncn, but tho
latter returned to Moscow, Idaho Territory, about three weeks ago. The
deoeased was last seen alive on Tuesday night, whon he returned to
tho hijfcel and immediately went to his
room. Tho chambermaid opened his
room floor this morning and noticed
that In, was Btill in bed. Her suspicion. ' ^ro aroused whon she again en-
i room, nnd saw that tho dens lying in the snme position,
tiling alarmed, Mr. Escalet
I, The doctor was doad, and
JS havo passed nway without
w. The cause of death was
?%isoiiiiig. Supt. Sheppard
., >f tho romnius, nud sent a
°{y ' ra. Sanders. It i.i likely
m, (ill bo kept until the
1,101lfe. Dr. Sanders made
exPri!"'British Columbia, and
Mher,*- deplored by thoso
never bt,,tL>J!imes, May 8.
vory wis\ -   	
into oppoy
matter rei»
a succcsbo.
Of Great Service.—"I have used
Hagyard's Yellow Oil for cuts and scalds
on horses' shoulders, and they got better
at once. I have also used it for sprains,
outs, burns and croup among my children, and can recommend it highly as of
great value." W. SERVICE, Minga,
Kiehmond Debentures.
By an advertisement elsewhere It
will be seen that $15,000 worth of
Riohmond municipality debentures,
bearing 6 per oent. interest, are offered for sale. The security offered by
the corporation in question is excellent, and the debentures should be
snapped up like hot cakes.
—     ■   -♦-♦-♦ .
New Logging Camp.
Mr. W. H. Higgins has started a
new. logging camp on Deep Cove,
Nortii Arm of Burrard Inlet, and has
over 40 men at work getting out logs.
He proposes to cut somo 8,000,000 ft.
of logs during the yoar if everything
works favorably. Tho timber is easy
of access to the water's odge, and is of
exceptionally fine quality. Mr. Higgins will probably start a camp in
another locality in a short time.
Second OnlHclinn Bun.
W. H. Vianen wore a smilo on hiB
face to-day as broad as a large baskot
of chips, the cause of this unexpected
cheerfulness being a Becond run of
oolachans, which have made their appearance in even greater numbers than
they did a month ngo. The Indians
as well as Vianen, had their nets out
almost as soon as it was discovered the
oolachans were to hand, and some very
heavy hauls were made. Mr. Vianon
thinks the first run was not the regular one, and that the groat-run is just
about to commence.
Our Boys.
Capt. Pittendrigh addressed the
police magistrate this morning, complaining of the disgraoeful conduct of
a large number of boys on the Crescent
last night while the rifles were at skirmishing drill. He stated that thoy
acted in a most disorderly and blackguard manner, and that the language
used by them waB so vile as to force
ladies, who had strolled in that direotion, to return home. He asked that
on future occasions a constable be told
off for special duty, and that an example be made of a few of the worst.
Mr. Atkinson promised that the matter should be attended to, and that if
any of theso lads were brought before
him oharged with such conduct, they
would have good reason to regret their
misbehaviour. The conduct of the
boys last night was oertainly disgraceful, and their language, which was
enough to mnke one shudder, coming
as it did from suoh young lips.
Faithfully Recohhekheu.—"In the
Spring of 188S,1 had inllaniiition of tho
lungs, which loft my lungs weak. I had
a very bad cougli, and resolved to try
Hagyard's Pectoral Balsam. It did me
moro good than any othor medicine I
have ever taken, antl I can faithfully
recommend it." Miss MARY KAY,
Virginia, Ont.
From tbe Interior.
Mr. .1. Hemaus, tho well known
rancher of Cache creek, arrived in the
city last night with a consignment of
cattle for Victoria. Mr. Hemsns reports that in all his experience the
cattle never wintered better than they
did last winter and thoy are in as prime
condition now as thoy usually are in
June. The prospects for the cattle
trade are a little better than in former
years, but the supply will be fully
equal to the demand. The grass on
the hills is looking splendid and a good
hay crop will be a certainty if the rain
does not hold off too long. Very few
new settlers are going into tho Cache
areok district this spring, but the Chilcoten country is attracting quite
o number. Chilcoton would soon be
well settled but for the fact that the
up oountry people still dread the Indians of that tribe. The grass lands of
Chilcoten are considered tho finest in
the province and some day it will become the ranching centre. Mr. Mem-
ans will bring down a train load of cattle every two weeks during the season.
The Exposition Fund.
The above fund in The Columbian
will be found to toot up now the fairly
respectable sum of $1,162.85. A perusal of the terms over the subscription
list will show that the money so contributed was designed to bo "applied
to preparing exhibition grounds and
buildings in the city, for increasing
the amount offered in prizes, and for
furthering the , exhibition in other
ways." Oonsiderable money will of
course be raised in other ways for the
same purposes but the "fund" will
come in handy as well, aud we are reminded that it is getting about time to
collect thi "spondulux." We would
make the following suggestion to this
end, namely, that subscribers should
pay their subscriptions into the Bank
of Montreal to the order of ThoB. Cunningham, of this city, who, besides
being vice-president of the Agricultural Association, ia chairman
of the park committee and a
member nf the city council, and therefore in a position to make a judicious
apportionment of tho fund to the
various purposes for which it was subscribed. To give sufficient time for
subscribers to the fund to approve
or disapprove of the above .uggostion,
we would also suggest that two weeks
be allowed to elapse before paying any
Unsavory Bose.
Yesterday afternoon an Indian
woman, who had been in town making
purchases, met with an accident by
whieh she and her child nearly lost
their lives. The woman had bought
about $25 worth of provisions, and had
loaded them into her canoe at tho slip
opposite Mounce Bros.' store, when a
man named Wm. Rose came up und
asked to be allowed to go home wilh
her. She refused him any sueh privilege and got into the canoe leaving the
little boy on the wharf till she could
bring the craft a little nearer the slip.
Rose picked up the child, put him in
the canoe nnd stepped in himself. The
canoe was several feet from the slip
and Rose was forced to make a spring
in order to get aboard. The force of
the jump was sufficiently great to upset the canoe, and he with the woman,
ohild and provisions were capsized into the water. The woman after n hard
struggle managed to reaoh the
shore, but the child would have
been drowned but for Mr.
Jas. Mounce, who saw the accident
and went to the rescue and succeeded
in saving the little chap. The provisions and a number of utensils in the
boat were lost. Rose was arrested
and this morning appeared beforo the
police magistrate, who fined him in all
$35 or in default 2 months in gaol with
hard labor. He was unable to pay
and consequently will have to work
his sentence out in the chain gang.
The Bond Arrnngcd.
The bond to be given by C. M.
Sheafo & Co. to the oity of New Westminster, as a guarantee that tho railway between this oity and Whatcom
will be operated and maintained forever, has been satisfactorily arranged,
and agreed to by Mr. I. B. Fisher of
the Bank of British Columbia. The
Southern Railway Company and the
Bellingham Bay Railway and Navigation Co. hnve boon agreed on as sureties for the $500,000 bond, which is to
be given on tho completion of the
road, and is to bo perpetual. The
half million dollars will cover the
operation and maintenance of 48 miles
of road, which when built and equipped
will cost $1,500,000. Tho bond of tho
companies was taken ill preference to
that of nn individual, on the ground
that an individual may dio or become
insolvent, rendering tho bond worth-
loss, while sound corporations aro on
the whole mure substantial surety.
The change iu the personnel of the
bond haa given genernl satisfaction to
all concerned.
Mr. King and Mr. Dickinson loft
this afternoon for Seattle, and the former gentleman hopes to bu back next
weok for the purposo of settling up all
outstanding liabilities. He mny bo required to go as far east as St. Paul before re-visiting Westminster. Arrangements have been made with tho syndicate, which proposes purchasing the
bonds, that if the roport of Mossrs.
Hewitt and Lombard is accepted the
money will be obtainable immediately.
As morning sun, with strong and vivid ray,
Drives from the earth the sullen mists
So IS. B. li., in strength anil power grand,
Doth rout disease and stay death's heavy
Miss Hargrove left Winnipeg for
Japan Tuesday night to teach in the
mission schools.
British Columbia's Share.
Following are the sums voted by the
House of Commons to British Columbia for the currant year: Fisheries,
$6,000; telograph lines, $6,500; publio
works agency, $5,300; poBt office ser?
vice, $137,420; Dominion land agent's
salary, New Westminster, $2,80;
orown timber agent's salary, $1,600;
marine aervice between Victoria and
San Francisco, $17,640; immigration
agent at Victoria, $1,000; do. at Vancouver, $1,200; barracks, $9,000; Esquimalt graving dock, revote of lapsed
amount, $3,700; advancement of
science amongst the Indians, $730;
mail service in British Columbia, $12,-
200; additional safe in Viotoria post
office, $300; Esquimalt dry dock, for
seventy-five additional keel blocks, $8,-
000; provincial penitentiary, revote,
$15,000; military buildings at Victoria,
$21,250; Nanaimo public buildings,
$1,000; Viotoria quarantine atrtiou,
$125; Nanaimo harbor, $5,000; Fraser
river, $10,000; Victoria harbor, $6,-
000; Columbia river, $6,000; Skeena
liver, $2,500; Bonilla Point telegraph
and eleotrio Bervioo, $4,000; New
Westminster and Victoria mail service
subsidy, $7,500; steam launch for the
Indian department in B, C, $5,000;
wharf and shed at Victoria. $2,000;
Indi.n industrial school at Kamloops
and on Kuper Island, $7,000; Indian
pupils at Metlakahtla, $3,250; principal at Metlakahtla;$800; matron, $400;
cook, $250; instructor of trades, $600;
wages of two servants, $400; additional
for rations of employos, $720; additional grant to C. P. R. for mail sorvice, being an advance of 4c. per mile,
to 30th June, 1890; British Columbia's
proportion, $16,200; Shuswap & Ok-
anagon Railway, $163,200.
Honey for the Southern.
The Seattle Pos(-Infe!(ioence)' of
Tuesday last says:—Iu a talk with Mr-
Eugene Oanfield, president of the
Bellingham Bay Railway and Navigation Company yesterday, it was learned that the gentlemen sent out by the
eastern syndicate have made their report, which strongly endorses the
country and the management of the
road. The report has been Been by
Mr. Cantield. In this report the 83,-
350,000 necessary to complete the
road from Seattle to New Westminster
is recommended to be advanced to the
company. It is expected that the
mouoy will be ready within a very
short time, and then work will be
commenced all along the line. The
portion of the line between Seattle and
Whatcom is ninty-eight miles in length,
and from Whatcom to the British Columbia lino is 21i miles, or a total of
119" miles. At $21,500 per mile the
119j miles would cost $2,987,500. The
2H miles from the British Columbia
line to New Westminster at $20,000
per mile would cost $550,000. This
added to the cost of the 119* miles
makes a total of $3,537,500.' These
were the estimates made by President
Eugene Oanfield. The representatives
of the eastern syndicate cm this down
to $3,350,000, or look off $187,600
from his estimate. The experts of the
syndicate carefully examined the timber and resuurces along the line of the
load and discovered that Mr. ('anfield's
estimates fell far beneath their own.
Mr. Canliold states that his ostimates
were purposely made smnll in order
that he might not be accused of exag- •
geratiou. On one portion of the road
from a certain point tu another point
Mr. Oanfield estimated that there were
1,800,000,000 feet uf timber. The experts of the syndicate looked over the
traot in question and reported that
there were 4,240,000,000 feet in it.
Deputy Attorney-General Johnson
says the Ontario Government has received information which will lead to
the conviction of the parlies implicated ill the Gait poisoning case, in which
liitlo Meta Cherry lost her lift).
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Delta Municipality.
Several 40 nnd 50 ncro lots of the finest
agricultural land, fronting on Canoe
40 acres, part of Lot 186, ntl nnder cultivation, wltli dwelling houae, Implements, etc.
Lot 107—160 acres; good dweltlng house,
barn, implements; splendid clay lnnd;
100 acres under cultivation.
Lulu Island, Boundary Bay.
and in Surrey.
To Loan in sums of 51,000 nud upwards
on 1st mortgage, at current rates.
pesibekton & sox,
Real Estate Agents, &c.
W8mylm P. O. BOX 216. Weekly British Columbian
Tfcdncsilny -Horning, liny 15. 18811.
The agitation in Victoria in the
matter of the China steamers being
compelled to call at that port on
iheir way to and from the mainland
"s serving some useful secondary purposes. In the first placo a temporary
uortoJ entente cordiale has been established between the journalistic gladiators of the capital, who for the
nonce, being chronically loaded to
iho muzzle and furnished with hair-
triggers of tlie most sensitive pattern, are discharging thoir incontinent Gatlings in a wild and indiscriminate frenzy into thoir brethren
of the mainland. Wo could almost
appreciate this part of the situation
ii it was not for the fact that we
have come in for a broadside ourselves in the genoral running-a-muck
of tho unconscionable and reckless
belligerents; but more of this later
on. The agitation has developed
the fact, too, that the press of the
capital still continues to hug lhat
old battered, played-out, delusion
that "Victoria is British Columbia."
We have not the slightest objection
to Viotoria agitating m an honest
way and in a reasonable spirit for
the interests of Victoria (no one
would accuse the press of Victoria
of agitating worth a oent for a very
much broader object, where the
island oity's interests would bo
spread out thin, and perhaps equalled
or exceeded by other sections of the
province); but we do object to seeing
an agitation dishonestly given a provincial significance, which in reality
it does not possess. Another feature
®f the "rumpus," that is worth noting, is the' confessed apathy of the
people of the capital itself oven, in
the row that is being kicked up by
its industrious and zealous press. In
the Standard of the 9th inst, for
instance, appears a long editorial,
under the head "Britisli Columbia's
Interests" (mark the head), bewailing the faot that no one but "Willis
Bond," whom it distinguishes as a
"sable patriot," can be found willing
to lead the hosts of the agitators at
this important juncture. The Standard's language is almost pathetic.
Here is a sample: "And so it is to
be left to Willis Bond to convene a
meeting for the purpose of discussing
a subject of supreme importance to
Victoria at the present juncture!
Well, there are worse men than
Willis. There are very many worse
men. And yet, does it not seem a
Uttle strange that some prominent
citizen, some one possessing larger
interests and wielding greater influ-
«nce, has not been found willing to
take the lead in this crisis f It does,
iriend Standard, it does seem passing strange, and when it is remem
Wed, too, that the whole province
3s on the "ragged edge" of ruin on
"die issue, what are we to think 1
We would exhort the patriotic Victoria press, which, Atlas-like, has
shouldered the entire province, and
become the solo upholders of right
and justice in this degenerate age
and country, to redouble their disinterested and apparently unappreciated efforts—to cry aloud, to leap
apod the alter, to lance themselves,
if need be—for peradventuro the
-jr-eat ones of the province are asleep,
m they have gono on a journey, or
ihey are "very tired," or perchance
they are in un "awkward position"
and will have to be drawn and quartered and handspiked to get them
out. Go it, brethren; you have
our best wishes and "moral support." __
It is a curious and not altogether
profitless study to note the different
effects which the fiery ordeal is having upon the two leading belligerents—the Colonist and the Times,
The old Colonist is plainly profitting
by the dispensation, its dross is
ibeing purged away, and it gives
promise of emerging from the fur-
aace cleansed, renovated, converted,
almost, we might say. The party
thralls which erstwhile bound it are
being shrivelled and scorched in the
intense heat, and a new-born and
vigorous freedom of expression is
rapidly taking the place of the old
cautious hedging. In the exercise
of its newly-found liberty (which
we hope it may never lay aside or
allow to become rusty, even when
the occasion which developed it has
lost its power to move), the Colonist,
on Thursday last, administers a lecture to tho Vancouver News-Advertiser oa "Independence in Parliament," which truth compels us to
' say that rather servile journal needs,
but from which it is too much, per-
Eaps, to hope that it will profit.
We will just take the liberty of
quoting a word or two from the
Colonist's ringing utterances in the
article mentioned: "We like to seo
the News-Advertiser, of Vancouver
city, holding forth on the subject of
independence in parliament. Its
views on that matter are unfortunately not new. In fact our heavy
cotemporary seldom ventures to be
original. It evidently regards inde
pendence in any shape as a high
crime and misdemeanor.   It denies
the existence of political independence altogether, and would have the
representatives of British Columbia
in parliament to bo out-and-out parly
men. * * * Mind and will and
conscience are not required for such
puppets as the News-Advertiserv/oald
have the province sond to parliament. All that is required are well
made and nicely dressed tailors'
blocks labelled 'Tory' or 'Liberal, as
the caso may be. * * * As the
News-Advertiser represents no one
except its proprietor it may for a
time sacrifice the interests of the
province to those of a party with
impunity. But it will be impossible
for the men whom the province
send to parliament to pursue that
course without being made to feel
that they have made an improper
choice." Bravo, Colonist. As abstractions the above sentiments are
sublime. It has always been the
reproach of the Pacific province at
Ottawa that it could be depended
on to return a "solid" and automatic
six for the government. The Colonist has helped not a little to establish this discreditable provincial
reputation. Victoria, too, more than
any other city or section, has lain
its neck under Tory shoe-leather.
While we cannot commend the ingratitude whicli such obsequiousness
has evoked, still, if a more sturdy
self-respect and manly independence
of both press and people is to be the
result, the capital city may well be
congratulated that in its case thrift
did not follow fawning,
And now the Times. O'Tempora!
We are sorry for the Times; yes we
are. But we'll pillory it just the
same. We'll "teach it better luck,"
the rapscalion sheet. We said on
Friday that the Times had got the
"big head." But that isn't all. It's
got degeneration of the heart as well,
and is going from bad to worse.
Unlike the Colonist, its very worst
qualities are being brought to the
surface by the "fiery ordeal." In an
unreasoning and pettish rage, it is
striking right and left, with or without provocation, in a way that can
only excite ridicule, while weakening the cause it pretends to have at
heart, and getting itself into trouble
at the same time. The gratuitous
and impudent attack upon this paper
in the Times of Thursday, with its
senseless and lying insinuations and
charges, calls for a brief special notice, In the first place we can't
imagine what we've said or done to
turn the Times' incontinent Gatling
in our direction. Then it heads its
article with what it knows, and deliberately intends, to be a mean
falsehood. "Honest John's Paper"
it calls The Columbian, and repeats
the senseless insinuation throughout.
The article itself only requires a
word to expose the ill-judged dishonesty of the Times' methods, and
how very hard up it must be to
make capital and fill its columns.
Tbe Times actually, in the ondeavor
to discredit this paper, has the gall
to throw up in the face of The Columbian of to-day tho attitude of Tub
Columbian of three or four.years
ago on a certain subjeot, well knowing, but being too mean to admit
the fact, when by ignoring it a low
advantage can be taken, that The
Columbian of to-day is in namo
only what it was three, two, or oven
a little over one year ago, and that
"Honest John," to use the Times'
own vulgarism, has no more to do
with The Columbian than he has
with the Times. We would ask the
Times to mako a note of this fact
and to recollect it when it next feels
tempted to wantonly sin in this
particular. Wo don't want to be
severe with a brother of the quill,
but if the Times don't respect our
right to be known as tho owners
and controllers of our own paper we
shall take means to compel it to,
that's all. To digress a little, with
respect to the particular occasion on
which, according to tho Times, The
Columbian of a few years ago
proved recreant to its duty—by failing to protest against tho voting of
six. thousand acres of land by the
provincial government to the O.P.R.
to induce tho extension of that company's road to Vnucouver, and without uny condition, which might
properly have been inserted tit the
same time, that the road should
have been extended to Westminster
as'well (thus saving ouv own and
the government's subsequent bonus
for that purpose)—we have nothing
to do. The Columbian's attitude
on that occasion, whatever it was, is
none of our business. Our course
under such circumstances would
certainly have been very different
from what the Times attributes to
The Columbian of that day. Is the
Times satisfied* If not, we'll givo
it the other barrel, but not this eve.
New York reaps to the full—and
something over—the advantages of
being a hub commercially and socially. In the latter respect, whioh is
the one to which we shall confine
these remarks, modern Gotham seldom is without some one or thing to
"trouble tho waters" and create a
ripple that prevents anything like
stagnation. Tho latest diversion is
a rather personal ink-slinging tournament between a trio of somewhat
famous feminine Hterateurs and
authors, and it is expected that
others will be drawn into the "unpleasantness" before all is over. The
trouble commenced with Mrs. Gertrude Atherton, visiting New York
from California, writing to her
paper, the San Francisco Argonaut,
some personal sketches, including a
paragraph about Mrs. Ella Wheeler
Wilcox, which desoribed that sensitive-minded lady as a "mouse-colored
little thing" who required to be seen
in a dim light to look like anything.
The barbed paragraph was copied
into a New York paper, and of
course reached Mrs. Wilcox's ears,
who immediately addressed an aggrieved private missive to the Oali-
fornian lady, inquiring how, in the
name of the friendship which existed between them (which was not of
very long standing, but was apparently sincere on the part of the
New York authoress), she could
permit herself to pen such a cruel
thing. Mrs. Atherton replied in
effect that she allowed nothing like
friendship to stand in the way of
her legitimate business—which was
to furnish her paper with matter
that the editor appreciated nnd paid
for—in short that business was business, and the good or bad opinion of
people was a matter of supreme indifference to her. A further interchange of amenities took place, each
time with sharper pens and morn
vinegar in the ink, and every billet
doux being, of course, concluded
"sinceiely yours" or words to that
effect. Subsequensly all these private (!) notes wore secured by the
enterprising New York press and
served as choice.bits to a large nnd
interested circle of readers. The
Wilcox-Atherton feud had hardly
abated whon Gotham society was
delighted by a passage at arms between Mrs. Ella Wheeler Wilcox,
aforesaid, and Miss Laura Daintrey,
the author of "Eros." The gentle
and sensitive New York lady criticized this work of the younger authoress quite sharply, and being, in
her turn, remonstrated with privately by Laura Daintrey, replied,
among other uncomplimentary, if
half deserved, strictures, that after
reading "Eros" she felt as if she
wanted to take a Turkish bath,
The papers got hold of this private^)   correspondence   also,   of
course, nnd dished it up with appropriate comments and tlio ascertained
opinions of other authors and journalists of both sexes, on the merits
and demerits of the fair participants
in the unseemly squabble thus far.
As Mrs. Amelia Rives-Ohanler,
author of what a critical journal
calls "that literary Limburger cheese,
'The Quick or tbe Dead'" is, so to
speak, in the same literary set as
the disputants above, it is hinted
that she too may take a hand in the
round of sharp things that are being
written and said. There are some
who inquire, not without reason, if
tho whole "rumpus" is a sort of prearranged literary hippodrome got up
to advertise the names and the
wares of the fair novelists and
writers taking part. Certainly the
spectacle is neither edifying to the
public nor creditable to the perform-
A—well—middle-aged lady of
eccentric habits, having undergone
the amputation of her left leg, was
anxious to have the said limb deposited in her family vault. To this
intent she applied for a certificate
of death in which it was set forth
that "the leg died in consequence of
amputation at the age of fifty years."
The funeral obsequies were carried
out with the usual solemnity. The
owner of the leg followed the hearse
in her private carriago.—Ex.
The S. F. Bulletin of a lato date
has the cheek and bad taste to talk
in this way: There are several
reasons why the United States
should acquire British Columbia
besides that of military policy, if
any way could be found to do so.
It is desirable on account of revenue
complications. It is an inlet for
smuggled opium and othor goods
from China. It is desirable to
enable us to effectively shut out
Ohinese immigration. It is desirable
for the purpose of establishing land
connection with Alaska. It is
desirable because Vancouver Island
blocks the entrance to Fuget Sound,
the site of future great cities and
an immense commerce; add to this
the military menace of Esquimalt,
and we have abundant and cogent
reasons for desiring its acquisition
which can hardly fail to address
themselves to the intelligence and
statesmanship of the members of the
senatorial commission now visiting
this city.
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London, May 9.—Another caBe of
crime resulting from the praotice of insuring children's lives, has boen discovered at Deptford. In February a
boy named Bolton, 11 years of age,
died at Deptford. Suspicions of foul
play arising, his body was oxhumed,
when it was found that he had been
poisoned, traces of arsenic being discovered in tho lad's stomach. The
boy had boarded at tho timo of his
death with a rotative named Mrs.
Winter, who obtained twenty pounds
on tho boy's life. In order to get the
money tho woman forged the boy's
mother's name to thu receipt. It
transpired in 1885 that Mrs. Winter
had insured the lives of tiventy-soven
of. her relatives, and has driven rather
a lucrative trade in the business. Five
of her victims havo died, nnd in each
case she has collected the insurance on
their lives. It is thought sho poisoned thom and intended to poison all tho
others whose benelicinry she was.
This wholesale murderess is nt present
ill, but her arrest will be made as soon
as possible.
LounoN, May 11.—Letters from
John Dillon fully confirm the telegraphic reports of his extraordinary
success in Australia. He writes that
he and his colleagues are delighted
with thoir reception at Sydney, and
that thoro is evory reason to believe
that the Irish causo will boneBt largely
from thoir mission.
Sydnev, N.S.W., May ll.-Juhn
Dillon and associates Deasy and Es-
mondo, were received hero with great
enthusiasm. Their meetings are
London, May 11. —It is believed in
Berlin that Lieut. Wissmann's victory
over Chief Busliin virtually meaus a
collapse of the rebellion on the cast
African coast.
London, May II.—Tho race for the
royal stakes at Kempton park to-day
wus won by Ayrshire, Sea Breeze aecond, Melancon third.   Sovon ran.
Paris, May-Ill. —The cotton weavers in the Thisy department of the
Rhone havo gone out on striko. The
strikers number 10,000, and it is feared the striko will extend to Lyons.
London, May 11.—Boulanger hns
again boen interviewed Ho miys if
the Frenoh government intend to
prolong the sitting of the deputies
until next year the action is equivalent
to a coup d' etat against universal Buff-
rage, and it would be the duty of every
citizen to riso in opposition. He
would not be the last man to riso in
suoh a condition of affairs.
Washington, May 11. — Advices
from Brazil indicate that the death of
the Emperor Dom Pedro, which
seemed to bo imminent, may be followed by a revolution.
Nuw Yobk, May 11.—The effect of
yesterday's storm is felt hore especially
this morning in the interruption of
telegraph soryice. Wires are down
everywhere on the Jersey flats, where
tho storm centered with auch fierce-
neBs that communication with the
south and west is so seriously crippled
that it will probably take the greater
part of to-day to repair the damage.
New York, May 11.—Tho task of
counting coin in the sub-treasury
vaults begun a few weeks ago,
when Assistant-Treasurer Boberls
went into office. It was completed today and the figures are found to correspond exactly with tho count of April
13th last, when Roberts took charge.
Total sum gone over is $178,394,703,-
Pittsburg, Pa., May 11.—An explosion of liro damp at Turns Biver
minos, near this city, this murning,
killed 4 miners and injured 7.
Los Anoei.es, Cal., May 11,—
Isiano Rojas, an Indian, attempted to
assault a married woman yesterday
afternoon. Her cries attracted half a
dozen other women to the scene and
they attacked him fiercely and bound
him to a post and guarded him until
the arrival of an officer, who placed
him under arrest.
Minneapolis, May 11.—A shook
from what was supposed to be nn
earthquake was felt here at 3:45 this
morning. The vibrations, from the
northeast to the southwest were accompanied by a loud crash, as though
somo heavy body had fallen on the
Chicaoo, May 11.—Patrick Ford,
agod 00, employed in Armour's packing house, shot and killed his wife at
2 o'clock this morning and then shot
himself fatally. Thoy have beon married three months. Incompatibility
of temper wns the cause.
Jackson, Mibs., May 11,—Latimer,
for murdering his mother, was sentenced this morning to solitary confinement for life.
Sacramento, May 11. — Charles
Shoemaker, a junk dealer, was shot by
a drunken Mexican, namod Michai 1
Lavroona, and died thia morning. The
men wero examining pistols with the
intention of making a trade, when
Lavroona's weapon was discharged.
Aftertho shooting the Mexican fled,
but was captured.
WAikRBURY, Conn., May 13.—Geo.
Panneton and Dr. H. Lafontalne of
this city, D. A. Albec of Meriden and
Louis Monroe of New Haven, the state
committee of French Canadians, havo
decided to call a stato convention on
August 14th and 16th. The object of
the convontion is to encourage the formation of societies, schools and naturalization clubs.
Newbbbq, N. Y., May 13.-Charles
Stewart, 22 years old, an operator of
the Western Union telegraph oilice, in
this city, suicided this morning by
shooting.   Causo unknown.
'SruiNOHEDD, Mass., May 13.—Jas,
Beobo Smith, local editor of the Re
publican, was shot and instantly killed
at 3 o'olook thia morningby his brother-
in-law, Royal B. Sturtevant, nt the
home of his father-in-law, W. F. Sturtevant. Ho was mistaken fur a burglar. Tho shooting occurred through
Smith being mistaken tor a burglar
who was in the house at the time.
Sturtevant discharged the contents of
a shot gun fully at Smith, who diod
without uttering a sound. Smith had
been connected with tho Republican
sinco 1883 and leaves a widow and an
infant daughter. He was well known
hore and very popular. No blame is
attached to Sturtovant.
New York, May 13.—At noon today while workmen were pulling down
a two story brick building, corner of
Spring and Worceater streets, tho wall
fell, burying in the ruins Patrick Gillan, and James Joseph. The latter was
taken out dead and Foreman Gillan
badly injured.
Houston, Tex., May 13.—W. G.
St. Clair made a baloon nsoont here
yestorday with the intention of descending in a parachute. When about
500 foet from the ground ho leaped
but lust his hold on the paraohute.
His body was crushed into a shapeless
mass beforo the large crowd of spectators.
San Franoisoo, May 13.—Hawaiian
advices state that three hundred tons
of opium were seized ou the brignntine
Consuelo, previous to her departure
from Honolulu for San Franoisco last
Topeka, Kansaa, May 11.—Hon.
Thos. Ryan, ministor to Mexico, was
given a brilliant reception in the State
Capitol, hero last evening. Following
the reception thore was an elegant
banquet nt the Cnpeland hotel. Minister Ryan bade good-byo to his many
friends in a happy speech. He leaves
for hia post of duty Monday next.
London, May 13.—Eurl Dudley,
Lords Lurgan and Paulet, Baron Fer-
rerB and a number of othor gentlemen were arrested this morning at the
Field olub and arraigned to-day at
Vine street police court to answer the
charge of gambling. The court was
crowded almost to suffocation with people anxious to seo the noblemen arraigned as criminals. Earl Dudley
appeared heartily ashamed of himself
nnd eager to escnpo the notice of the
throng by the submission to a fine,
but Lord Lurgan was defiant and
angry at his arrest. The polico officer
who mado tha raid uf the club admitted that the noblemen wero not membors of the Fiold club and declared
they resorted to clubs for the purpose
of gambling. The prisoners, twenty-
one in number wero remanded for a
week on bail.
London, May 13.—No little indig-
datlon is felt iu police circles over the
descent of the police on the Field club
in the fashionable quarter of town,
and the arrest of three lords for doing
that which is done in every aristocratic
club of London. The appearance of
these noblo members of society in the
police court thif morning excited a:
sensation. They were treated most
leniently by the presiding magistrate
and bailed as soon as the formalities
could be completed. Lord Lurgan was
especially bitter about the action of the
polico authorities and denounced it as
an outrage. All the twenty unfortunates who were arrested at tho same
time were unanimous in tho opinion
that the police wore needlessly officious. The goneral publio manifest a
disposition to be amused with tho affair.
St. Petersboro, May 13.—A conspiracy against the government, which
implicates n number of military officers
has been discovered here by secret
agents. Numerous arrests havo beon
made, some of high officers. Incriminating documents were seized and a
number of dynamite bombs found.
London, May 13.—From the stylo
jf the questions put by Justico Hannen, and from the general attitude of
the judges forming the Parnell commission of inquiry, both aides in the
case have become impressed with the
belief that the commission will pro
nounce in favor of the Times.
Berlin, May 13.—The troubles botween the militia and the striking
miners of Westphalia are increasing.
A collision occurred to-day between
them at Castrep, in which a body composed of dragoons and lancers charged
upon the strikers and dispersed them.
All last night there was random firing
in the vicinity of Luenon. Most of
the taverns in the disturbed district
are closed. The striko committoe at
Dortmund, composed of Banle Schroder and Siogel havo issued a manifesto in which the declared strikers
will not resume work until the fullest concessions to their demands are
Berlin, May 13,—Tho emperor declares himself as much shocked at tho
death of the miners in Westphalia as
any of hiB Bubjocts, and is distressed
at the necessity of resorting to military
force to prevent violence. Ho is most
anxious to have the proprietors come
to some agreement with their men, advises liberal treatment, and instructs the governor bf Westphalia and
the local authorities to use all their influences to bring about a settlement to
set thein the example. He haa intimated his wilhngoss to hear the complaints ot the miners in person, and a
deputation of men have left Dortmund
for an audience with the emperor.
This act has had a good effect and the
coal regions are quieter to-day.
Washinoton, May 14.—The president has directed the revenue cutters
Bear and Ruah under the act of March
2,1889, to seize all vessels and arrest
all persons found violating the laws of
tho U. S. in Behring sea. A large
number of vessels have already loft the
Pacific coast for sealing voyages in
Belning Seo, and thoir owners have
mado evory effort to communicate with
them, and have applied to the treasury
department for relief. A lottor wns
sent from tho treasury department today to one of their ownora stating that
tho comedy officers of the revenue
cuttors designated to patrol Behring
•ea will bo authorized to reoolve open
letters of recall from the owners of
vessels which hnve been despatched on
sealing voyages, addressed to tho captain of aamo, wliich letters will be delivered provided tho vessels are fallen
in with nnd found not to have violated
any of the laws of the United States.
New York, May 14.—The English
syndicate of buyers of American breweries made their debut in this city hy
gobbling the extensive brewery of
Georgo Ringlor & Co., East 92nd
street. It is one of the oldest and best
known in the city. The sum received
for the tranafor ia §9,500,000 in cash.
Ringler is to remain a director of the
establishment at a yearly salary of
810,000. The sum of $10,000 has
been put up as a forfeit by the agents
of tho syndicate. Tho sale caused considerable excitement in brewing circles.
Buffalo, N. Y., May 14.—William
Kemmler, for murdering his paramour
Mrs. Tillie Seigler on March 20th laat,
was to-day sentenced to die by electricity within tho walls of Auburn
prison during the week commencing
June 24th. This is the first sentence
under the new law since its enactment.
Butte, Mont., May 14.—Edward
Shepard, a young drug clerk, suicided
with morphine last night. Despondency, the result of ill health, is supposed to have been the cause. Sixteen hundred dollars wos found on his
Albany, Or., May 14. — Sheriff
Smallman while about to look tho
prisoners in their cells as usual last
night, wns overpowered by two of
them, Jns. Bannon, a bank robber,
and John Wilson, a petty burglar.
The sheriff was locked in the corridor
and the men escaped. He was released shortly afterward and started in
pursuit. Wilson was recaptured but
no tracea have been found of Bannon.
San Francisco, May 14.—The U. S.
senatorial committee on Canadian relations left Monterey thii morning for
Los Angeles. They nre expected back
in a few days when they will go to
Puget Sound, and among other things
examine the British fortifications.
San Franoisco, May 14.—Five
distinguished Japanese, representing
a special commission sent by the emperor to the U. S. to study our agricultural methods, have arrived horo to-
Albany, May 14.—The senate has
defeated tlio bill to enable the Canadian Pacitic road to bridgo tho Niagara
river and  mak  Buffalo  connections.
Denver, Colo., May 14.—It has
now been almost positively ascertained
that the two tramps arrested at Fontaine, nnd identified as the Florisant
post office robbers, as telegraphed n
few days ago, are no leas noted criminals than Sam Robinson and one of
his pale, who aro wanted for the murder ot a county sheriff and wounding
two deputies. The Robinson gang hus
made itself notorious on the frontier
in the last fen monthB, committing
murders and daring crimes. Photographs have been forwarded to Kansas
to serve ih identifying tho prisoners.
San Franoisco, May 14.—Yesterday the sailors of the Chilian bark
Lima Maria mutinied, alleging that
their food waB not up to standard in
either quality or quantity, Tho vossol
at the timo was about to depart for
Port Townsend. As tho men had received no money the captain had no
claim upon them and they finally
hailed u boat and camo ashore. The
Maria succeeded in obtaining. a crow
this afternoon.
San Francisco, May 14.—Tho last
act in the celebrated Sharon case,
whicli has been before the courts fcr
noarly six years, was played in Washington to-day. A despatch received
from there this aftornoon says that the
supreme court has affirmed the decision of Judge Sawyer, of the federal
court nf this city, which declared the
"marriage contract" a forgery, thereby deciding that Mrs. Terry was
never the wife of the late Senator
Paso Robles, May 14.—Joseph
P. Dubar, a painter, was shot and instantly killed in his residence here last
night by Marshal Misenheimes, who
attempted his arest, Dubar was drunk
and threatening to kill his wife. This
caused the trouble. Misonheimer alleges self defence.
Eureka, Oal., May 14.—Thos. Soh-
roeder, a fireman on one of the local
tugs and an old resident of this city,
while bailing out his boat yosterday
fell into the wator and  was  drowned,
San Fhancisco, May 14.—At 1 p.m.
to-day tho following was tho score of
the leaders in tho walking mutch:
Albert 437 miles; Guorrero403| Cam-
pnna 287l Crozier 374; Peterson  363.
New York, May 14.—Tho Oregon
Transcontinental Co. has been restrained fiom pnrting with any of its
holdings of the Oregon Railway and
Navigation shares for more fast steamers, proccding tho coming election.
Villard claims that it is aimed at his
party. The present condition of i affairs growB out of the fight between
the Union Pacifio and the Northern
Paoifio to get control of tho property
London, May 14.—There is a very
general impression that Mr. Howarth'a
letter to tho Times on the subjeot of
tho vicoroyalty was intended as a
feeler to see in what direction opinion
as regards it is going. The only member of the royal family who could go
to Ireland would he the Prince of
Wales. It is no secret that the Prince
of Wales has always had very strong
feelings about a royal residence in
Ireland, and many yeara ago one of bis
most confidential and trusted advisers
was empowered by him to make known
his opinion to the queen with a view
to his going to Ireland in some capacity us her representative if she felt
she wonld be unable to do so herself.
The queen was much displeased and
expreBicd her fooling strongly, as well
as her desire that the subject should
nover bo mentioned again. The prinoe,
vory wisely, not wishing to put himself
into opposition to the orown, let the
matter rest. The difficulty in finding
a successor to Lord Londonderry has
brought tho question up again, and I
believe the prince would gladly accept
tho position and undertake its duties
if the country wished it. His position
thi're would be different from that of
the lord lieutenant, who must reside
in Ireland a great part of the year,
whereas were the prince to go to Ireland a residence of a few weeks during
the Dublin season, from January io
march, would bo all ho would be asked
to do, which iirraogeuietit would not
clash with his English engagements.
London, May 14.—Tho strikes are
spreading through Germany like nn insurrection. They break out in oity
after city in the northern provinces
and the number of trades affected is
rapidly increasing. Even in Berlin,
under the eyes of the Kaiser labor is
becoming insubordinate. The stoppage of tlio tramways is momentarily
expected. Employees have been in
consultation all night and are making
arrangements for a general strike if
thoir demands are not complied with.
So unusual and widespread is this uprising of labor the government seems
to be at a loss how to deal with it. It
is yet averse to crushing it by military
force, and continues to favor a policy
of compromise between employees and
Chilliwack Council.
The municipal council of Chilliwack,
held their regular meeting on Oth of
May. Present, Reeve Cawley, and
councillors Lickman, Reeco, Bayly,
Kennedy and Armstrong.
Minutes of previous meeting read
and adopted.
From Hon. John Robson, provincial secretary, regarding the construction of "Camp Slough Bridge," and
tho rrablication of by-laws; ordered
From D. Robson, clerk, New Westminster city council, re "folders;"order-
ed filed, and clerk instructed to reply.
From A. J. Street and Hector Loop,
protesting against the appropriation of
more than 20 feet of their land for
road purposos; was laid over till next
From J. H. Irwin and A. J. Street,
re statute labor, roferred to pathmaster.
From Wm. Bell, calling the attention of the council to the dangerous
condition of bridge on William's road,
on motion tenders were invited for repairing same.
From James Bruce, calling the at
tentioti of iho council to the unsafe
condition of the Dunville bridge;
clerk instructed to place notices on the
bridge, of the fact, and communicate
with the government regarding the
The following accounts were received and ordered to be paid : H. Webb,
$60, repairs to Luck-a-kuck river road;
John McCuteheon, $12.46, survey of
gravel pit and telegram to D. Chisholm,
M. P., Ottawa; P. McGrath, 87.60,
for drawing plan of Camp Slough
Bridge; A. Davison, $13,, on account
of ro»d leveller; British Columbian,
$26.85, advertising by-laws; S. Millard,
$15, on account of 600 nsseaBment
forms, 300 order forms, and 600 receipt and demand forms.
A large number of petitions wore
handed in aaking for new roads and appropriations on those already located.
Councillor Reece moved that the
"Loan By-Law" bs taken up, when
considerable discussion took place as to
whether it would not be advisable to
raise by way of loan, on the credit of
the municipality the sum of $25,000
instead of $2,000, first proposed.
Coun. Reece, spoke in favor of the
$2,000 loan, bnt was against the $25,-
000; he thought it would be too much
to saddle the municipality with such a
heavy debt. Coun. Armstrong was in
favor of the $25,000 loan, but thought
it advisable to leave the $25,000 loan
till next year, as it would be too late
this season to build roads by the time
the money would be at the disposal of
the council. Councillors Kennedy
and Lickman were of the same opinion
as Coun. Armstrong. Coun, Bayly
spoko against the $25,000 loan; he
would rather see the rate doubled than
to see tho municipality so deeply in
dobt. Tho Reeve spoke in favor of
the $25,000 loan, but would support
either, and thought Coun. Armstrong's
suggestion, to leave the $26,000 loan
till next year, a good one. On the
motion being put to take up the $2,000
loan by-law, it was carried. "Loan
by-law" was  read  a  first  time.
On motion followingpathmasters wero
appointed : Ward No. 1, Win. Ford,
W. Chadsey, W. Gill ana 0. Richards;
Ward No 2, A. 0. Wells, Mark Huff,
C. T. Higginson, Sholton Knight,
Isaac Kipp and M. MoLean; Ward No.
3, VV. Ji, Cawley, C. Turner. R.
Nowell, P. McGee, W. Bronchflour,
C. Walker and S  MoBride; Ward No.
4, John McDonald, D. Greyell, H.
Jasporson, C. Allitt and E. Greyell;
Ward No. 5, W. Nelraes, M. F. Gill-
nndera, D. Nelmes, Geo. Bamford, M.
Branmiok, H. Study, Jbb. Ford and
Jno, Parker. J. O. Henderson was
appointed pathmaster for Centreville.
On motion the counoil adjourned to
meet Monday, the 13th inst., at 5
o'clock p. m.
Messrs. C. C. Richards k Co.
(tails,—Having used MINARD'S
LINIMENT for sovoral years in my
stable, I attest to ita being the boat thing
I know of for horse flesh. In the family,
we have used it for every purposo that *
liniment is adapted for, it being recommended to us by the late Dr. J. L. R.
Webator. Personally I find it tho best
allayor of neuralgic pain I have ever used,
B. Titus,
Proprietor Yarmouth Livery Stable.
__a"bra&or -Tlerring-s,
lv£ac__exel, Salt Cod,
--.rrxio-ar's TJnc. __!am.s,
__rm.our's TJnc. Bacon.
DF-loiar. Bxan. Snorts,
noidwiy Scoullar-Armstrong Block, Columbia St.
Clearing Out Sale!
our business, the whole of our available room being required for our increasing trade in GENERAL and FANCY DRAPERY, &o., and we now offer oat
entire stock of Gentlemen's Clothing and Hats and Caps for the next
21 days at a
&T Our Stock is all new, well selected and of first-class quality and style.
ItaThis is a GENUINE SALE and the whole stock must be cleared.
dwscl9tc Corner Columbia k Mary Streets.
Real Estate,
Insurance and Financial
VANOOUVER, °°^:A??^&Ar
Farming Lands tTown Lots
Business Property.
Lot facing on Columbia and Front Sts.,
in central portion of the city; several
buildings bring good rent—$22,000.00.
Lot 4, Block 7, near Lytton Sguare,
66x132 feet, fronting on Columbia and
Front Sts.—$8,000.00.
Corner Lot on Columbia St., 33x66 feet—
Also—Lot and Building with stock of
Goods, one of the beat business stands
in the city,
ImprovedResidential Property
Lot IS, Block 13; two houses rented at
paying figures—$4,500.00.
House and Lot on Lome St., near Col-
Lots 4, 5 & 6, Block 19; good house,
garden, &e.; oholoe residence property
Corner Lot en Oolumbia St.; fenced and
House and Lot ou Columbia St.; one of
the finost residences in the city—$7,-
House and Lot on Royal Avenue, near
Douglas St.—$2,000.00.
House and 3 Lots, corner Royal Avenue
and St. Patrick's St,; no better residence site in the city—$10,000,00.
aore, with 7 houses, near the Park—
Vacant Residential Property:
Lot 1, Block 28; corner lot on Agnes Stj
lino residence site—$1200.00.
Lots on St. Andrew's St., near QuccaV
Avenue—$600.00 each.
Lota on Montreal, Douglas and Halifax Sts., near Clinton St.; fine viowa
and well 6ituatod-$350.00, $375.04,
Lot on Melbourne St., near Clinton—
Lot 9, Sub-Block 10; fine residence lots—
Lots on Pelliam St., near Mary—$600.W
Lot on Pelham St., near St. Andrew's;
fine sitt—$500.00.
Lot on St. John's St., near Melbourne—
Lot in St. Andrew's Squarc-$300,00.
Lots in Block fronting on North Am
road; finest chance in tho market foi
residence or speculation—$125,00 tc
Lota in Subdivision of Lot 11, sub-Blac"
12—$60.00 to $125.00.
Lots in Snbdivialon of Lot 17, sub-Blocl.
13—$160.00 each.
Lots in Westminster Addition at $15.0$
to $50.00.
dwausito Weekly British Columbian
Wl-lllil-siliiy  Morning, May IS, 1889.
Late Despatches.
OTTAWA, May 5.—The mounted po
lice department lins received a detailed
roport from one of its officers of the
half-breed meeting recently held at
Biitocbe on the call of Gabriel Dumont.
About one hundred Metis n-ero present. The report snys the tono of Du-
lnont's address was anything but hostile to the government. After recounting to his audience flome of his experiences and ideas of eastern Canada,
he touched on the late rebellion, but
in a mild manner. His strongest expression was that although iu their ignorance tlicy hnd rebelled and taken
up arms, and wore also aware thut
they could not hope successfully to
contend against the government, yet
they had proven that they wore not
afraid to defend their families and
homes. He urged his hearers to form
a committoe to draw up a potition to
the government praying for such of
then- rights ub they deemed proper.
The results of tho meeting have been
favorahly commonted on in the Princo
Albert district, as it was expected that
a vigorous attack would be made on
the administration.
Ottawa, May 7.—Sir Oharles Tupper sails for England on Tuesday next.
He expresses astonishment at the
rapid development ho noticed during
his recent trip to the North West and
British Columbia.
Regarding the visit of Sir John
Macdonald to England this summer, it
iB thought that thore are many matters
of importance to Canada, including the
Behring Sea difficulty, which could be
settled by the Premier better than by
any person else.
Public curiosity continues lo be
much alive regarding the disposition
of the portfolio of Railways and Canals.
Rumor saya that the Hon. J. J. C.
Abbott will be appointed, but on good
authority it is learned that Hon. J.
A. Chapleau will get it.
In 1885 when tho $25,000,000 Canadian Paoifio Railway loan waB negotiated by the Government, Mr. Chapleau presented tho case to Parliament.
In the re-construction of tho Railway
Committee, undor tho Order-in-Coun-
cil of a few days ago, Mr. Chapleau's
name was left out and it is surmised
that he will be chairman as Minister of
Montreal, May 8.—A strange sale
took place this morning in the office of
the high sheriff of the district, lt
will be remembered that some
montbs ago after Mr. J. J. Curran, Q.C., had with great ability defended Jack Kehoe, charged
with the murder of Thomas Donnelly,
and although tho prisoner was convicted aud sentenced to be hanged his
energetic counsel aecceeded in staying
the judgment of the court and Jack
was sent to Kingston, and finally
brought back to St. Vincent de Paul to
serve out a life sentence. The murderers father rofused to pay the lawyers who had saved the life of his only
son, and consequently an action was
taken. A brick houae and some other
property belonging to the defendant
Kehoe therefore fell under the hammer at the place indicated abovo for
$3,525. Strange to relate, the property was purchased by Margaret Don
nelly, widow of the poor man whom
Jack Kehoe had so cruelly murdered.
Messrs. Curran and Grenier aro entitled to $700 for Jack's defense. Half
of the total sum goes to the old man
and tho remaining $1,000 or thereabouts will go to tho widow, as per
agreement with the government, Jack's
share in the property having been forfeited to tho crown through his civil
trade and  emigration.
London, May 8.—The board of trade
returns show that Britiah exports to
tho Dominion increased $7.00 during
April and £18,335 during the four
months of 1889. The imports from
Oanada decreased to £79,037 during
April, but increased to £58,290 during
the four months of this year. Thoro
are large decreases in Hour and fish
and increases in cheese and sawn
laboucheke's cable.
London, May 8.—Tho King of Italy
intends to pay a visit to tho Emprers
Frederick at Hamburg during his
stay in Germany, and as tho projected
marriage between the Prince of Naples
and tho Princess Clementine, of Belgium, has been abandoned, it is exceedingly probable that the youug
princo will be betrothed to Princess
Margaret of Prussia, tho youngost
sister of Emperor William.
bribed to silence.
Brndstisct, the cab driver who was
at Meyerling when the Crown Prince
Rudolph died, and who is one of the
few persons in possession of the truth
about the catastrophe, has been allowed to return fron Russia to Vienna,
and is to receive a pension from the
Emperor Francis Joseph, which is to
be paid daily and which is to be continued for so long as he holds his
Two copies of the original of "Walton's Angler" 1863, have just been sold,
one realizing $2,400 and the other
$360. The former was bought for an
Amorican collection and was perfect
and nicely bound in old Russia leather.
A Hohenzellern, for the first timo in
the existence of his house, is to marry
a Bourbon. He is the eldest son of
Prince Hohenzollern Sigmaringen, who
was the pretext for the war of 1870,
and of the Portugese infanta who used to
oftenbe on visits atthe Tuillerics before
that war. The bride is the daughter
of Count Detion and of Mathildo, of
Duex Ponts, in Bavaria, is Bister of
the Empress of Austria, and has been
chiefly brought up at Cannes and
Paris.   She has a wonderful head of
hair, as that of her aunt Elizabeth, but
with more gold in her ripples. There
is great beauty in the Sigmaringen
branch of the Hohcnzollorus.
Auckland, N. Z., May 9.—News
has boen received from the Samoan
Islands that Admiral Kimberly has
issued a manifesto address to the natives, urging thom to conclude a peace.
Tamnsoso rejected the admiral's advice and refused to agree to peace unless ho is recognized aa king. Tho
Bteamer Rocktpn which was dispatched
m Samoa by lhe British authorities,
and placed at tho disposal of tho
American naval officers, has arrived at
Apia and will take off lhe shipwrecked
sailors of the fleet. Admiral Kimberly
will remain with eighty men. Herr
Stueble, the newly appointed German
consul, has arrivod at Apia, and relieved Dr. Knapp, who has gone to
Sydney, N. S. W., May 9.—Dr.
Knapp, late German consul at Samoa,
has arrived here. Advices from Samoa
up to April 30th state that the natives
are quiet at tho islands, although the
political situation remains the same.
At the suggestion of Mataafa, admiral
Kimberly, the American naval officer,
and Dr. Knapp proposed to Tatnitaeae
to agree to maintain peace. This
Tamesese refused unless he was recognized as king. Tho steamer Rockton,
which will take four hundred and fifty
of tho wrecked American sailors to
San Francisco, was ready to sail on
the first of May. The American man-
of-war Nipsic has been fitted with a
rudder to repluce tho one she lost in
the hurricane, and ivaa about to sail
for Auckland. Herr Stueble, the German consul appointed to replace Dr.
Knapp, has arrived at Apia. The
British flnt- has been raised over the
Suwarrow Islands iu the South Pacitic
by the captain of n British warship.
Upon TamoaeBe declining to agree to
peace, Admiral Kimberly icsued a
proclamation urging the natives to
maintain pence.
Ottawa, May 9. -The marine department has issued a new chart of the
Fraaer river showing the ship ciiannol according to the latest surveys. It
is the intention of the- department to
issue n chart yearly, becauso of the
ever changing nature of the   channel.
It is understood that the govornment intends putting off indefinitely
the passage of an order in council de
daring tho Weldon Extradition Act in
forco owing to tho doubt regarding a
certain clause in the act. which it is
claimed by legal authorities could be
so construed as to render the measure
retroactive. An official of prominence
in the department of justice, speaking
iu reference, to a question as to whether tho Weldon Extradition Act is
retroactive, said that tho matter waB
one purely for tho courts to decide.
Generally speaking, Canadian acts are
retroactive, but it may be possible to
quote precedents showing that previous
legislation in Canada on extradition
was retroactive. In such an event the
matter would lie with the judge to decide whether according to Iub opinion
the act iB retroactive. It is understood that an order in council bringing
the act into force will bc passed in
A t'lslieruinu Speaks.
Editor Columbian.— In your issue of
the 8th inst., I noticed an article regarding the now fishing regulations upon the
Fraser river. It ia true, as you say,
that there is considerable excitement
among the fishermen, and when the
means of making un honest living is
taken away from a great number of mon
there is good excuse for excitement, and
perhaps more. The fishermen us a body
ure deprived by the new rcgiilutions from
obtaining licenses, and men who have
fished on the EYaser river ranging from 5
to 19 years find have in thut time succeeded iu buying bouts und nets of their
own, ure thrown over. The canneries
have gobbled up all the licenses except
100. Of these, the Indians get 37, saya
tho writer. The Indians are allowed to
fish for their own use without license all
tho yenr round. It is known tliat there
were not more than 10 Indians nt moat
licensed lust yenr. The freezers, and
others having 3 or -I licenses apiece, got
tho huliince. The fact is that cannery-
men have obtained control of overy
license issued. Who arc entitled to
license if uot thu men who do the fishing? The cunneryinon don't fish. The
new fishing regulations are monstrous,
uud will do the city of New Westminster
moro injury than many peoplo dream of.
They were passed to benefit Victoria at
the expense of New Westminster, uud
uny one who knows anything about the
Fraser liver is aware that the talk ubout
fishing it out is nonsense. Due notice
should have been givon the fishermen
before allowing them to go to the cxpenao
of buying bouts and nets of tlieir own
preparatory for this year's fishing.
Yours respectfully,
Westminster, May 10th.
J\ Shorthorn and very High Grade Hull
Calves for Sale, at prices from till) to
Gonzales Hloek Farm,
mhZlwtc Victoria, B. C.
for Infants and Children.
- ''C-utortaisioweUadaptedtois-dUrenthat I CMtorta cures Colic, CilM-apaiioa,
_ZZe.-" **_'ZZ^**0* ™SfkKp:XtS*.*
111 Bo* Oxford St., Brwkljn, H. T.   | WttSout tojurioui medication.
Thi Cbnt-ub Compart, 77 Murray Street, N. T,
Lace Striped Lawns,
x._t.axi   as-d a.-s-.-s-
f. cir,__.__:e3
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
A full line of Spectacles & Eye-Glasses in steel, rubber, silver art gold
frames.   Tlie finest Pebbles made, 84 per pair; all sights suited.
Special attnntbn given to FINE WATCH REPAIRS. Having learnt., tlio
businesa thoroughly from some of tho finest Horologera in England, and since then
managed the watch-repairing departments o! a few of the best firms on the continent of Amerioa, ii a sufficient -jurrantee ol good workmanship. Formerly inan,i
ger for nearly 8 years of the well-known firm of Savage & Lyman, Montreal.
Charges Moderate- „, .
Montreal, Deo., 1887.—Mr. F. Crake.—Andw, Robertson, Esq., Chairman ol
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, sayst "I never fonnd a Watchmaker who did bo
woll for me as you did when in Montreal, and I am sorry you are not here to-day."
Douglas & Deighton,
Colonial Block,
Columbia Street,       New Westminster, B. C.
Constantly on Hand an Extensive Stook of
Dry Ooods, Groceries,  Boots A Shoes, Hats A Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, &c.
-flas-B-rs   sb   botb     -b-ctx-3-8.
Groat Variety of Household Articles,   Also,
N. D.-Parm Produce bought at market rates or sold on commission, savOrdeni
trom the Interior promptly attended to. awjouto
Lot 437, in the Municipality of
clay loam; about 70 acres cleared and
fenced with good fencing; good bearing
orchard, small frame bouse, largo barn
und stable; good water, both well and
creek; facing on Fraser river wltli good
steamboat landing. Price, $1,000, liberal
terms.        Apply lo
noOdlt-wto Ohilliwhack, B.O.
laTThey aro not only made of tho
Choicest ToIlllCCO but tbey are of
Home manufacture, and should bo
patronized by all good citizens.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
Dominion Lands.
JL Pre-emption or for rent of Mining or
Grazing Land, or buying Fnrm, Mining
or any bind (rom the Dominion Government,
But pay in __
large discount,.
Scrip can be i
quantities from
Scrip onn bc obtained ln large or small
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Lot eieri Harris
sz oo.
Real  Estate,
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Business rotating to
Real Estate,
London Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Fire Insurance Co. of
London and Lancashire Lite Assurance Oo.
Canton Insurance Olllco, Ld. (Marine)
liwbaek, containing M acres, 50 o,.
which aro in good stale of cultivation
4 acres In orohard. Eighty tons of havl
and grain were grown on the 60 acres
last season. Comfortable honso andfrnme
barn and outbuildings. Flno mountain
stream runs aoross farm. Price 81,500.
This is a splendid ohance. For furtiiei
particulars apply, personally, or by letter,
t0, . .     , O. RYDER,
feb5-w-to Chilllwhack.
Fruit Trees,
Ornamental Trees,
Small Fruits,
And GARDEN STOCK on hand ln great
Everything flrst-class and furnished in
good shape.
Bet. Send 15 cts. for vnluablo 80-pnge Descriptive Catalogue with 6 beautiful colored plates.   Price Lists sent free.
, G. W. HENRY,
dwdelOlo Port Hammond, B.C.
Columbia St., New West'r
41 Government St., Victoria
Plants for Sale!
Ik Cheat Variety, Ihclijdiho:,
GERANIUMS. Double and Single; FU-i
CHIAS, nil uow varieties; ROSES,
a fine collection ot DAHLIAS (named'
varieties) ANNUALS, 25 cts. por <loz.l
Mixed BEDDING PLANTS, 8150 per doz. 1
I offer 10 Plants fnr 81, Including 1 storm'
King Kuoliln. Bouquets, Wreaths and
Crosses mnde lo order. Fruit. Vegetables
and Flowers nt. Store, next Cily Hotel, Columbia St. Orders by mail promptly attended to      piwupsyl]      i>. Mill All.
D. C. Manameaid Works
Cob. Columbia and Churoh Su.
New Westminster, Brit. Col.
Monuments, Headstones, Tablet", Etc.,
In Marble or Granite of Best Quality.
N, B.—Just received—the finest assortment of Nniich ('ran Ite Honniticnt* ever
seen in British Columbia, which will be
sold ut prices putting competition out of
the question.
Real Estate Brokers and
Financial Agents.
Confederation Life AiBoclatlon of
Hoyal antl Lancashire Fire Insnr*
mice Coinpaulei.
■9LValuable Lots for sale ln the City
and District of Westminster; aud choice
Lots ln the City of Vancouver.
Persons wishing to buy or sell city or;
rural property should communicate with
Offices: Bunk of B.C. building, opposite
nost olllco, Westminster, and Hastings St..
Vancouver. dwaptflto
ff.L. Leonard»Co.
Importers and Dealers iti
-the my to hfjvlth.
Unlocks ;-II llie clogged avenues of lh|
Sowels, Kidney- and Liver, carrying
Iff gradually without weakening i he system,
ill the Impurities and foul humors of th«
lecrctions ; at the same time CorrectiM
icidity of the Stomach, curing Bih-
Susnesi, Dyspepsia, Hosaaches, Dlz-
siness, Heartburn, Constipation,
DryneBS of the Skin, Dropsy, Dim.'
less of Vision.O'aundice, Salt Rheum,
Erysipelas, Scrofula, Muttering oj
the Heart, Mervoussiess and Genera!
Debility ; »'l thesr and many other simi-
lar Complaints yield i" lhc hippy influence
SampleBoMm lto:Bar»-ftrsize$1
For sale hy nil dealers.
I. HUSI'HN Jt is*., rninrli-liirs. Toronte
Mary Street, New Westminster, B.C.
|TKl,EPHONK NO. 55.]
London and Lancashire Fire nnd
Brltlah Umpire Life Insurance
Kew Wutmlniter Building Society.
Acoountent'f Offloe, Dloceie of N.W.
City Auditor!, 18)6, MIT und IBM.
and othor monetary transactions.
Have several good Investments on their
hooks, and all new comers will do well to
call boforo doing business elsewhere,


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