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tish Columbian.
"WEElIKXfZ" BDITIOIT.-IO   PAGES
VOLUME 34-
NEW WESTMINSTEB, B. 0., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19,  1889.
NUMBER 25
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Wedn.-silar .lluriilng, June IV. 1880.
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The Victoria Times of a recent
date quotes the following paragraph
from an exchange: "Tho Manhattan
Single tax Club, nf New York Oity,
has purchased seventeen hundred
nores of land in the town of Fores; -
burgh, Sullivan county, and will
erect club houses, etc." The Times
then makes a suggestion on the
strength of the ubove, which strikes
us as a good one, to wit- that the
disciples of Henry George and the
single tax should pool thoir issues,
obtain a grant of land somewhere
and put their theories into praotice.
Assuming "that the consummation
of the single tax doctrine will bo
long delayed, that in fact it will
never be accepted until there has
been a practical demonstration of it
except by such persons ns have
everything to gain and nothing to
lose by its introduction," the Times
makes the suggestion as above.
Thero is no reason why this could
not bu done, our cotemporary says,
and thinks that two generations
would demonstrate the practicability, or the reverse, of the single
tax system. "If there are insu
perahle objections to forming a
colony of this description on this
continent, suggests the Times further, "why not the Georgites club
together and buy the Sandwich
Islands, and set up in business for
themselves 1" "Let a hundred
thousand single tax advocates club
together and purchase the Sand wieh
Islands," the Times concludes.
Seriously, we believo tho general
idea of our cotemporary's suggestion
is a good one.
The terriblo Pennsylvania floods
disaster is one of thoso events that
cannot bo forgotten or lightly dis-
missed from the mind, and with
Seattle's recent all but extinction
by fire (which, however, constitutes
an ordinary casualty by comparison),
continues to absorb a largo share of
publio notice and comment. Our
despatches a few days ago stated
that the coroner's jury investigating
the Johnstown disaster—which was
rendered the most terrible in all the
category of horrors by the floods by
the bursting of a large reservoirabove
the town—threw the whole blame
upon a certain sporting association
—the Soutli Fork Fishing and
Hunting Olub—for criminal negligence in failing to keep the reservoir
dam in proper repair. Referring to
the disaster an American cotemporary thinks the occurrence should
lead to the establishment of a system
of inspection of the storage reservoirs which are so common in the
older states of the union. Most of |
these ure described us artificial, the I
usual method of ranking them being
by the construction of a heavy dam |
of earthwork or masonry across a
narrow vulley. The flow of tlio
stream through a valloy blocked in
this manner is chocked, and the
waters spread over many acres and
not unusually over many milei.
These reservoirs were in many cases
used as feeders for canals which
have long since been abandoned.
Their value us nn aid to commerce
has departed, and they are permitted
to lie without attention or aro sold
to organizations of sportsmen who
maintain them for the sake of the
hunting and fishing which their
waters afford and pay little attention
to their condition. Of course many
such reservoirs nre still used as
feeders for canals or for manufacturing purposes, but it is to be feared
that the supervision exercised over
oven these is not by any means
what it should be. The reservoir
whose bursting caused tho Johnstown disaster wus a typical one. lt
wus originally used as a canal feeder,
but its use for this purpose had long
since been discontinued and it had
passed into the possession of an association of sportsmen. A single dam
of earthwork and masonry held back
u body of water which covered many
squaro miles. It was perfectly understood that, if the dam should
break, this vast body of water would
sweep down the valley of the Cone
inaugh, carrying destruction to a
dozen towns and villages. That wall
alone stood between a rich and populous valley and destruction. More
than this, it was known that tho dam
was in an unsafe coudition. Over
and over again it had been reported
that it wus about to burst, and the
people of the valley had become so
accustomed to such reports that thoy
no longer hoeded them. At last the
dam actually did burst. Tho people
wero warned of their danger in timo
to have reached places of safety, but
there had been so many previous
alarms that they did not heed this
one, and they perished by thousands.
The carelessness with which this
reservoir, with its frail dam, was
regarded by the people whose lives
it threatened is not more remarkable
than tbe indifference of those who
owned it. For years it had been
understood that the dam was unsafe,
and thut it was liable to burst at
any time of unusually high water.
Yet the dam went unrepaired, and
the thousands who worked and
played under it worked and played
on, utterly regardless of danger,
until destruction came in ono wild
burst, and workers and players together were swept into eternity. It
is the obvious duty of the governments of the states in which such
reservoirs exist to see either that
thoy aro destroyed in such a manner
as uot to endanger life or property,
or thnt they are maintained in a
safe condition. Tho dams should be
frequently inspected and should be
kept in such a state of repair as to
render a disaster impossible. The
Johnstown disaster was a terrible one, but it will not have been
without its use if the lesson which
it tenches is heeded.
Children Cryfor
Donald "Truths."
The Columbia River Lumber Company has bush-foreman Moore looking
the greuiid over, across the rivor from
Donald, For a lugging camp. The
co'iipnny expects to take out between
2 and 3 million feot this summer and
will employ 35 men in tho work.
Edward Adaii, foreman for Dan
Robinaon, is back from a cruising trip
dowu tlio Columbia us far Surprise
rapids, some 35 miles bolow Donald.
Be roports seeing splendid timber,
some of tho white pines beimr CO
inches through, and from which 5 to 6
lugs could bo cut free from knots.
There arc also Douglas firs in that locality that measure fully 10 feot in
diameter. On the trip Mr. Adair killed 4 bears.
Last Tuesday morning Edward Adair
and John Sixsniith, while camped "n
the banksof the Culumbia at a point
about 8 miles below the mouth of the
Beaver, saw the body of a man float
past them. Owing to the rapidness of
the current, they could not make a
successful effort to bring the body
ashore. It appeared to be thnt of a
man short in stature, who wore the
rough olothing of a laborer, as the shirt
was of dark bluo oolor. It was probably tho body of Burton Mann, recently drowned in tho Kicking Horse
near Loanchoil.
Many Thanks.—"My ago is 58 and
for 20 yoars I havo suffered from kidney
complaint, rheumatism and laino back,
und would havo been a dead woman if it
had not beeu for Burdock Blood Bitters,
of which two bottles restored mo to
health, nnd strength." Miss Mnggie
Hcudsby, Half Island Cove, N. S.
Pitcher's Castoria.
1'rcss Despatches.
Bismarck, Dnk., June 11.—A courier who nrrivuil hero last night, from
standing Itock agoncy states that Sit
ting Bull, who has been dangerously
ill with pneumonia, is sinking slowly
and there is no bopu of recovery.
Toronto, June 11.—Tho great anti-
Jesuit convention convened in the
opera house this morning, and was called to ordor nt 10 o'clock by Rov. Dr.
Onvon. About 500 delegates were pro-
sent, every part of tho Dominion being
represented. The opening prayer was
delivered by the Rev. Dr. Hunter, of
Toronto, after which Duncan Olinve,
of Toronto, was appointed preliminary
secretary and tho businoss committee
was named, Dr. Caven then delivered
un opening address advising all pre-
sont tu bc united and work with ono
mind for tho great object they had in
view. The delegates thon reported
the work done by the committees iu
different sections of the country, after
which the convention took recess.
ToitONio, June 11.—The Ontario
and Dominion governments have decided to havo a friendly suit to test
the constitutionality of tho net passod
by the local legislature assuming the
right of the lieut.-governor in council
to pardon offences committed against
tbo laws oftho province. Christopher
Robinson, Q C, and A. MiicDnuulil
have beeu retained by the federal gov
eminent and iEmelius Irving by the
provincial authorities,
Ottawa, June 11.—J. 0. Ayer &
Co. have once more taken action
against the customs department for
tlie recovery of $124,000; this time it
is fur the damage in connection with a
seizure made 3 years ago at Quebec.
Toronto, Juno 11.—The oity council last night voted §3,000 to the Johnstown sufferers. Private subscriptions
are also being made.
San Francisco, June 12.—Colonel
Fred Crocker leaves for Vancouver
on Saturdny evening to inspect the
coal mines in British Columbia in
which tho Southorn Pacific is interested.
Johnstown, June 12.—A now administration wns in charge this morning and thu different camps present an
animated appearance. Big squads of
men, with flags, are parading around
town. The day opened with the
usual rain, which promises to continue throughout the day. The Baltimore & Ohio depot is surrounded with
a big crowd waiting to receive their
money. About 500 men were at work
this murning. Trains on Pennsylvania
road now arrive and depart from the
regular pussoiiger station. The broken
tracks over the bridge are fully repaired. Sumo bodies wero recovered
so badly decomposed that tho skin
breaks and tho hair falls off while
being washed by the undertakers.
None are embalmed now. The bodies
when first recovered wero saturated
with disinfectants and brought to the
morgue where the clothing is cut off.
Valuables aro preserved and description taken, after which tho remains are wrapped in muslin, coffined,
and immediately lakon away for burial.
Tho request has been mado that
mayors of nil cities and towns along
the rivers between Pittsburg nnd New
Orleans send descriptions of any bodies
ihey may find in rivers. Permanent
headquarters are established iu the
Pennsylvania railroad freight warehouse. It is stated Gen. Hastings is
considering the advisability of ordering out the 18th rogimont to relieve
the Uth regiment now doing guard
and police duty.
Chicaoo, June 12.—Tho special
grand jury selected by Sheriff Matsun,
in obedience to the mandate of Judge
Shepard, to investigate the Cronin
tragedy, wore empanelled in tho criminal court nt 11 o'clock this morning
Only two Irishmen were on the panel,
W. J. Quan nnd John O'Neil. Mr.
Qiinii is a woll known wholesale grocer
and O'Neil is ox-county commissioner.
In addressing tho jury Judge Shepard
said he expected a full, exhaustive and
impartial investigation uf the murder
Oronin. The entire resources of the
country, he said, would bo nt the disposal of the grand jury, and witnesses
who would not testify should be made
to do so, Tho grand jury has in its
possession the power to make them.
This is taken ns tho meaning that witnesses who "don't kuow" imd "dou't
remember" will subjected to Ihe operation of the sweat box, thumbscrew,
rack and a few other such effective
dovices whioh may strengthen their
memory and develop thoir powers of
speech. The foreman of the grand
jury is John Plough.
San Fbanoisco, June 12. —Ool.
Theophiles Masac, president of the
Lower California Mining Co., with
other officials ot the company, leave
for San Diego to-day. Yesterday
afternoon contraets with the Chinese
syndicate wero signed and money paid.
The contracts as assigned provide that
the Ohinese shall invest 900,000 in improvements within the next six months.
Thoy are also to assume all outstanding obligations, nnd to pay all taxes on
tho property. Within two yoars
thoy must eroct reduction works,
and two-thirds of the product
of the i-nincs must bo reduced on
Mexican soil. By July 1st from 150
to 200 ohinese laborers from this city
will bo taken to the mines. A second
installment of from 500 to 1000 Coolies
will follow in tho fall.   The price paid
for tho mines was "1328,000.
Modesto, Juno 12.-The board of
trustees of Modesto has passed an ordinance prohibiting the sale of opium,
cigarettes or tobacco in any form to
persons under 18. The penalty for
violation is fixed at a fino not, to exceed
§100, and imprisonment of not mote
tlinn ten days.
Dublin, Jn. 12.—An excursion train
containing a larao number of passengers was thrown from the track near Ar
magh this morning. The cars have
been reduced to splinters and twenty
killed and wounded. It ia not definitely known, but a large number ot the
injured will die.
Later.—Reports from Armagh state
fifty children were killed. The trtiiu
was filled with Methodist Sunday
school children, who with their relatives and teachers, were on tlieir way
to Warreupurt. It is now ascertained
upwards of seventy persons were kil
led. The number of persons injured
is upwards of a hundred.
Paris, June 12.—Thore is a vas'
deal of excitement over the arbitrary
arrests at Anitoulenie. L-ist night's
angry debate in the chamber of deputies has increased it. Boulangists declare that never in the worst days of the
empire has there been such wanton
use of power. M. Oonstanse defence is
satisfactory to nobody. He could nut
explain why a peaceable electoral meeting should have boen prevented, nor
why representatives of the people protesting against tlio nets should be arrested. The henring in the cases of
M. M. Lnisaut, LiGuierre and DeRoulede, nt Angouleme, on charge of
rebellion against the agents of the
government, was to havo been continu
ed to day, but owing tu tho agitation
it has been postponed until to-morrow,
and will probably be deferred until
Saturday. The magistrate will con
aider the question uf bail to day
There is great clamor m-or the detention of the accused.
Johnstown, Pa., June 13.—At 10:
30 o'clock a gang of nbout a hundred
men were put at work on the wroelt
near the general office of the Cambria
Iron Co. This morning a large company of laborers from Greensburg refused to go to work at §1.50 per day,
claiming they had been promised fifty
cents per day extra. On hearing this,
Gen. Hastings ordered a company of
militia to the camp of the strikers, who
again refused to go to work, whereupon the soldiers were ordered to
charge upon them, running them out
of the camp at the point of the baynot.
The dny is growing very warm and the
odors from decaying flesh are becoming
terrible.
New York, June 13.—Frank Tem-
pletou, convicted of felony in accusing
inspector Byrnes and District Attorney Fellows, of being in conspiracy to
defraud the city treasury, was sontenc
ed to-day to states prison fur 3 yoars
and 0 months
Dublin, June 13;—The number of
victiniB by the railroad collision nenr
Armagh yesterday, nuw aggregates 74.
The latest addition to the list of dead
is a boy named Cleland, whose parents
and two brothers were killed in the
accident. Cleland died to-day from
the injuries received. A number of
othors injured are in a critical condition. The scenes around the infirmary
at Armagh to-dny were pitiful in the
extreme. Crowds of anxious relatives
nnd friends were inquiring for missing
children.
Glasgow, June 13.—The striko of
seamen on the Olyde continues una
bated. The strikers to-day seized and
burned a van en route to the Anchor
Line Company's sheds, containing provisions for imported laborers at work.
Strikers to the number of 0.000 are
congrouated around the harbor.
Liverpool, June 13.—The agents of
the steamship lines are experieneins
great trouble in obtaining hands for
vessels. The striking seamen present
a solid front at all pons, and show no
signs of yielding. Tho only break in
their ranks reported occurred at Queen-
town. At that port the Anchor Lino
steamship City of Rome, succeeded in
inducing Bevcn firemen to ship on thai
vessel to-day, completing ller complement of hunds and she proceeded on
her way to New York. Fourtoen sailers tiro also waiting at Queenstown to
join tho crew of Iho City of Now York
of the Inmnn Line when she reaches
thnt port.
Vienna, June 13.—Premior Gara-
shanin, of Servia, against whom the
violence of the riot was mainly direct
ed during the recent disorders in Belgrade, has been released from confine
ment. He was taken in custody really
to save his life, ns the rioters had de
stroyed his house and thirsted for his
blood.
Paris, June 13.—Tho strike of cab
drivers throughout tho city it complete. Not a publio carriage of any
kind is to be hnd for love or money.
It causes great inconvenience, especially to the multitude of visitors now in
the city. Parisians rosort to the omnibus linos, the train way nnd river
steamerB, but they nre over orowded
and cannot accomodate more than a
third of tho traffic. Thoro is a great
outcry.
Vienna, J uno 13.—It is understood
hero that Russia is at this moment
milking extensive preparations for war
at an early date. It ts reported immense quantities of fodder aro being
stored all along the Western Railway
system whicli can moan nothing but
military activity, Four millions of
pairs of boots have been ordored to be
delivered within 2 months from date.
A large increase in the Russian artillery is contemplated. General G-'iir-
ku's propositi' ill to erect a new series
nf fortifications in Poland has been
adopted; thee will cost from twenty
to thirty million roubles in the construction of the works, and will begin
immediately in the Warsaw district.
lt is reported here that the Empress
of Germany and Queen of Italy are
going to meet at Kissingen this summer.
London, June 13.—While Gladstone was piissiuij through the town of
Wadebndgo, Cornwall, to-day, a missile, believed to be a live cartridge,
was thrown at his carriage. The mis
Bile did no harm. The police are investigating the matter.
Pikton, June 13.—Lord A. P. Ce
eil, the Evangelist, wub drowned
yosterday, in the bay of Quinte, near
Adulphusiowii, about six miles east nf
here. Theb'dyhas nut Wen recovered.
Berlin, June 13.—The American
dolegatcs to the Samoan conference
have received the instructions which
they expected from Washington regarding the protocol drawn up by the
conference. The government at Washington disagrees in several points of
the protocol. Objection is made that
England and Germany have not gone
far enough in their concessions cf the
rights of America. The delegates will
hold another meeting to-day at which
the United Suites' answer will be received. The English and German delegatus will then consider what course
they will pursue The continuance of
the conference depends upon the attitude of England and Germany.
Tulare, Cal., June 13. —Tulare
telegraphed §238.55, to Governor
Beaver, Hanisburg, for the Johns-
t-wn eufferers, malting a toial of
§778.55.
San Francisco, June 13.—The ex-
ecuiive committee of the Pennsylvania
relief fund repurtB subscriptions still
coming, but ruther slowly; so tar §40,
000 bas been sent tn Johnstown and
§10,000 to Seattle sufferers and there
is still §15,000 on hand.
Berlin-, Juno 13.—The Keclnisch
Zeitung, commenting on the Samoan
protocol, snys that it is not of the
slightest importance to Germ-wy who
reigns in Samoa. The chief point
which the German delegates had to
consider was thnt proper provision be
made for the safety of the lives and
property of German subjects and
proper security for the protection uf
German interests. Theae questions
the German delegates may be trus ed
to solve, It is considered significant
thut this article, which may be nccepted
as more or less really inspired, con uiins
no reference to tho German claims for
indemnity which have constituted one
important element of discord in the
conference. This omission is regarded
as foreshadowing the withdrawal of
Germany from the position which up
to this time she has stoutly maintained,
and indicates a triumph for American
diplomacy.
San Francisco, June 13.—Special
treasury agents Crowley and Mu-key
havo been ordered tn Port Townsend
to investigate the frauds iu the customs.
Sausalito, Cala!, June 13.—A
young named W. A. Martin, employed
in the Southern Pacific R. R. auditing
department was drowned this morning
while baihiug. Martin was 22 years
nf i.ge and was a 6iin-in-law of 0. A.
Robinson, of Snn Franciaco.
San Francisco,Juno 14.—Opium to
the value of §500 was seized this morn-
on the steamer City nf Sydney. Thir-
tj 5-tnol boxes were hidden in tho rigging.
San Francisco, June 14.—Ralph
Totton, ageii 5 years, was run over by
a bakers wagon uu Kearny Bt. near
'Merchants St., this morning and seriously injured, lt is thought his spme
is injured. The driver of the wagon
was arrested, as tho accident wns
caused by his recklessness in driving
at a rapid speed around the streets.
San Francisco, Juno 14,—Simon
Asch, father of tbe little boy who wns
run over and kiliod by a Geary strool
car last April, today sued tho Co. for
§50,000 damages.
San Franoisco, June 14.—Liberal
contributions are still being mnde to
the relief fund. Treasurer Sloss has
received nlready §08,000.
San Francisco, June 14.—Money
is still beinu collected here for the
benefit of the Johnstown nnd Seattle
sufferers. The totol amount raisod
hero will roach §12,000.
Pasadena, Cal., June 14.—The
lust car lond of oranges for the season
was shipped yesterday. The total
shipments havo been 450 cars, or 45,
700 boxes. The value of the totnl
orange fruitage for the season is about
§80,000 not, against §10,000 net last
year.
New York, June 14.—Wheat, June
83; July 83"; August83".
San Franoisoo, June 14.—Wheat
steady, very firm, buyer'89 134; sel
ler '89, new, 126 j buyer, after August
1st 133'.
Liverpool, June 14.—Wheat demand good; white spring 7s. 7'd.j
winter 6s. 5d.
San Franoisco, Juno 14.—The str.
Bertha sailed this morning for Alaska.
Sho takes up two parties of surveyors
who are to define tho boundary line
betwoen Alaska nnd British Columbia.
There are 20 men in the two parties
and they will be gono 18 months.
Prof. J. H. Russell, ot the Smithsonian institute, nlso went on the steamer.
He will mako investigations in the in-1
terest uf the U. S. geological society.
The surveying parties are sent by the
govornment.
San Francisco, Juno 14.—A carload of ostriches was sent east yesterday over the Union Pacific mad from
Red Bluff to Kansas city. This is the
first shipment of the kind evor made
from the states. The birds go to Sell.
Brothers' circus and wore raised near
Red Bluff.
San Franoisco, Juno 14.—The preliminary examination of Ah Jim, the
murderous domestic who attacked
Mrs Johnston of Ellis street with a
carving knife, yesterday murning, and
cut hersistor, Miss Ella Fenner, in the
right nrm when she went to her assi-t-
tance, was postponed iu Judgo Rix's
court this morning until a week from
next Tuesday. A certificate was presented from a physician who is atteud-
iui! Miss Frmier setting forth that it
will be days before she is nble to appear in court.
San Fracisco, June 14.— Jimmy
Griffin, who is '„ light Tommy Wnrren
at. die California A'hleiic club on the
28'h mst., arrived this morning from
New York accompanied by "Young"
Mitchell nnd Billy J- rdun. He says
h*- is in good condition and will commence training for, the battle, which,
will he fur the world's feather weight
championship
Toronto, June 14.—A despatch to
the World ssys: • Lord Salisbury hu
called Sir John Macdnnnld to Loudon,
that a better understanding may be
arrived at regarding the present
strained relations between Canada and
the U. S. than it is possible to reack
through written cominunicatsons.
Toronto, June 14— William N.
Dickson, a G. T. R. constable, boarded
a 0 P. R. train between the Union
station and Parkdale. He refused to
pay Ins fare and when the train hand,
attempted to put him off ho shot Baggageman McLaughlin in the right side.
Ottawa, June 14.—Considerable
alarm is felt in political circles here
over tho delay of the U. S. treasury
department in granting tho application
of the C.P.R, for bunding privileges
of their now line ion-sb the state of
Maine to the lower provinces. If the
privilege is much longer delayed it is
certain that the railway compnny win
practically have a white elephant on
their hands.
Brockville, J une 14. —At 7 o'clock
this murning the works uf the Canadian Powder Company, two miles east
of here, blow up with terrific force.
Fortunately the men had not gone
to work, and no lives were lost.
A horse and several sheep were
blown to atoms and several plato glass
windows in the town were smashed.
The works were owned by the Brockville Chemical Co. ■ Tho cause of the
explosion is unknown.
Quebec, June 14.—A gunner of B
Buttery hns just deserted from the
regiment un the evo of his marriage.
leaving a young and blooming prospective bride in sure distress. It
seems the wedding day had beeu fixed,
the church culls were all duly made,
rooms taken and furnished nnd the
weeding guests invited, when lit*
faithless swuin turned traitor and ras
awny.
Toronto, June 14. —The Jesuit
Father Notin publishes a letter urging
the French Canadians io tnko Advantage uf the cheap farmers' excursions
organized by the Canadian Pacific
Railway to Manitoba and the Northwest territories. While not desirous
he snys of doing anything tu injure the
cause of colonization and settlement in
the province, he claims that the North-
nest, if French Canadian emigration
to it be wisely encouraged, offers a considerable advantage to those having at
heart the welfare of such emigrants,
tho extension of their holy religion and
uf their nationality. He says
they will remain Catholics and
Canadians in tho Northwest, whioh
they will not do if tbey go to the United States; lliey will bring strensth to
their fellow countrymen already settled there, sustain tbem in fighting for
thoir dearest interests, and if thoir influence is already considerably felt in
the government and public affairs
generally, such influence will be made
tu increase from day to day and to become moro salutary to Cathnlio institutions.
FROM VICTORIA.
A Young nun Drowned ln Victoria Arm
While nnlhlng.
Special to thel'olumbinu.
Victoria, June 14.—Walter Unwin,
aged 19, who was employed ns a waiter
at the Union Club, was drowned last
evoning while bathing in Victoria
Arm. He was unable to swim and got
beyond his depth and sank before assistance could bo rendered by his companions. His body was recovered at
an early hour this morning and brought
in to Hay ward's undertaking establishment, where an inquest will be held.
The Btr, Aneon sailed for Alaska
this morning with a hundred passengers. D. 0. Mills and a party of six
went up, presumably to examine -mining properties with a view to heavy investments.
At tho itiquost this morning on the
body of Walter Unwin the vordict was
"accidental drowning."
The Presbyterian general assembly
opened nt Toronto Wednesday night.
Rev. Dr. Grant was oleptcd lnadora-
tor. Weekly British Columbian
Wediu'siluy MornlnB, June 111, IS8II.
The city council, with its well
Snown and commendable industry
and zeal for tho advancement of the
public businoss, held a special meeting Friday, and got through with
considerable necessary work, a report
of which will be found in another
column. It will be seen that the
fitst step has been taken to commence operations on the water works
by Alderman Curtis' notice of the
introduction of a by-law for the
election of water commissioners.
Alderman Cunningham's notice, that
at the next meeting he would ask
for $200 towards the cost of a B. 0.
exhibit at the Toronto exhibition, to
take place this fall, we believe,
should 'receive tho favorable consideration of the council. Last year, as
everyone knows, Westminster made
a disgraceful showing at this exhibition, and it will pay to take a
greater interest in the matter this
year and send a good exhibit, and
also see that we get credit for it.
With respect to Alderman Scoullar's
motion, seconded by Alderman
Jaques, in the matter of an additional teacher for tbe high school in
this oity, we would earnestly second
the recommendation of the resolution. The school board, nt their
annual meeting on Monday last, on
motion of Rev. Mr. Jamieson,
strongly urged the government to
grant an assistant teacher for the
high school, and the council are
doing the correct thing in supporting the demand. ' It is noi necessary to recount here the good and
sufficient reasons which are given
for this eminently reasonable re-
tpjest, both by the school board and
tiie city council. The necessity for
an assistant school teacher for the
high school here has existed for
some time, and has been pointed out
Before by tbo school board aud also
fty this journal. In the interests of
the school, we trust that the government may now see their way clear
to-comply with the request that has
been made and grant the additional
teacher required.
The recent death of Laura Bridg-
man, observes an exchange, calls to
mind a still more remarkable, though
less noted, case of the malevolence of
fortune. Nineteen years ago there
died in England a man whose
Barents had given him for a Christian name the letter 8, nnd whose
misfortunes were so unparalleled
that a short biography of him
entitled "The Life of S," attracted
wide attention in Great Britian and
on this side of the Atlantic. S, who
was the child of very poor parents,
wob born deaf and dumb. Being
poor, no effort was mnde to discover
if his deafness was curable, and he
grew up without any instruction
adapted to bis misfortune. S is described as having a vigorous body, a
large and noble head and handsome
features full of intelligence and
force; and so great was his mental
quickness and manual dexterity
that, while still a lad, he made a
good living for himself and his
widowed mother by making wicker
baskets, which brought high prices
owing to their artistic and original
design and perfect workmanship.
One day, when grown to manhood,
while ho was engaged in his favorite
amusement of watching the machinery in some mills, he loaned too
far to examine a belt and his arms
were caught and amputated by a
circular saw, After this misfortune
the character of S seemed to undergo
a change. He had always been
cheerful and affectionate, as well as
industrious; but now that he was
reduced to idleness and dependence
upon inadequate charity, ho became
as morose us he was miserable.
One day as ho wandered forth in
his usuul gloomy mood, ho undertook to cross a railroad track as the
engine was approaching. Unluckily,
his foot caught on tho rail nnd lie
fell, and, having no arms to lift
himself quickly, the train passed
over his legs, which wero so horribly
crushed that it became necessary to
amputate thein. While lying nt
the hospital to endure this operation
a fever produced inflammation of
the eyes which destroyed his sight,
and.the medicines salivated him so
that his teeth fell out. S was now
reduced to a helpless trunk, without
arms or legs, without sight, hearing,
speech, or the means of mastication,
His countenance meanwhile seemed
to show not merely physical suffering bnt furious passions; it was
apparently distorted with rage as
well as anguish. In this condition
he attracted general attention in the
neighborhood, and efforts were made
to communicate with him through
tho 3ense of touch, When his
countenance was calm and gentle
hiB skin was smoothed with velvety
materials, but when he fell into one
of his rages ho was lightly pricked
or pinched. At last tho tido of his
misfortunes began to turn. The
inflammation of his oyes subsided
and he recovered his sight, charity
supplied him with artificial teeth,
nnd one day he astonished his nurses
by breaking out into a furious oath.
His illness had, in some way, so
operated upon his ears that he had
acquired hearing and his first words
wero the oaths he heard from the
suffering wretches in his ward.
More than all this, even romance
was not denied to him. Among his
numerous visitors was a young lady,
the daughter of the rector of the
parish. She read to him, instructed
him, brought him pictures to amuse
him. In the latter he showed an
eager interest, and, having seen her
draw, begged for a pencil that he
might imitate her. From that time,
with a crayon in his mouth, he
made his living by drawing portraits
so life-like as to indicate, under the
circumstances artistic genius of perhaps the highest order. And the
rector's daughter, pitying and admiring him unto love, offered, as his
wife, to be to him a life-long nurse.
But S, though she was to bim as
dew unto the desert, magnanimously
refused the sacrifice, and died of
apoplexy at the age of 40, honored
by all who knew him. From such
a life as that described above, those
who imagine themselves hopelessly
handicapped by ordinary disadvantages have something to learn.
The latest rumor in steel rail circles, says the Railway Review of a
late date, is that steel rails will be
down to §25 before midsummer.
The strongest basis for that rumor,
says the Review, is that two western
Pennsylvania mills aro competing
for trade, and that one is determined
that the other shall not have business at §26. The article continuas:
The latest steel rail improvements
have been adopted by steel rail
manufacturers to reduce the cost of
production to the lowest point ever
known, and as there is not enough
business to go round, those who can
discount quotations from one to two
dollars per ton below others will
secure the first rush of business,
Nothing has aB yet been settled with
reference to the talk of shutting
down for the summer. Heavy iron
ore contracts are being placed every
day. Fig iron production has not
been curtailed in any section of the
country. Railroad companies have
quietly undertaken to modify freight
rates to purchasers from furnaces,
Bar mills throughout the country
are working but little over 60 per
cent, of their capacity, plate mills
70 per cent. Pipo mills are booking
a good many orders. The coal trade
is extremely dull, but there are signs
of improvement. Coke makers find
it difficult to maintain prices under
the heavy output. There is a strong
confidence that in two or three
weeks more a general improvement
will set in Foreign iron and steel
makers are quite active. Marine
engine building and ship building
are brisk, and companies doing such
business aro quite full of work, and
a better condition exists than has
been known for several years. Railroad building is not being pushed
with the accustomed- energy, but
railroad promoters assert that, as
as soon as conditions warrant it, renewed zeal will be manifested in not
only the newer sections of the country, but in the older, in which there
is at present a superabundance of
railway facilities.
Appalling as tho Johnstown
catastrophe is, it is not, as an exchange remarks, without its parallels in the history of tho Christian
era, nor is it by any means among
the worst the world has known. It
is but little more than a year and a
half sinoo the rising of the Yellow
River in China caused the inundation of 10,000 square milos of territory, rendered 3,000,000 persons
homeless, and brought death to from
500,000 to 750,000 porsons. In
1833 another inundation in China
swept away 10,000 houses in Canton, and about 100,000 inhabitants
of that city woro drowned, while
equally heavy losses wero reported
from other parts of China, In 1813
a grent storm caused the Danube to
overflow, sweeping away a Turkish
corps of 2,000 men on an island
near Widin. The same storm
caused the loss of 6,000 lives in
Silesia und of 4,000 in Poland. In,
1,617 Catalonia, in Spain, was
visited by floods in which about 50,-
000. were drowned. Numerous
other great floods caused by rains
aro recorded in modern history, the
loss of life in many cases being estimated by the thousand. The sea
has also been the cause of some terrible inundations. Away back in the
year 353 Cheshire, in England, was
invaded by the waves and 3,000
people perished. In 1421 the dikes
at Dort, or Dordrecht, gave way and
72 towns and cities wero submerged,
the loss of life being estimated at
100,000. In 1530 a similar disaster
in Holland is said to have caused
the drowning of 400,000 people. In 1883 the great waves
caused by the terrific explosion
of I'rakittua swept the shores of
Sunda Strait and oarried death to
over 40,000.   Among reservoir dis
asters may be mentioned the bursting of the reservoir at Bradford,
England, in 1864, when over 250
persons were drowned ; and the Mill
River disaster near Northampton,
Mass., in 1874, when several villages were swept away and 150 lives
were lost, In tho latter year also
great floods ut Pittsburg and Alleghany Oity caused 220 deaths. The
Johnstown catastrophe, however, is
the most appalling one of its kind,
or of any other kind, that America
has ever known, and, happening in
a centre of civilization, as it did,
and in this age of the world, when
all parts of the earth are drawn
near together by the bonds of electricity and steam, appeals more
powerfully to the notico and sympathies of mankind than any similar
historical event that might be mentioned, or any one of modern times
taking place in comparatively unknown lands.
The End Not ItrncUml.
A Meaford, Out., journal, after commenting at snme length on the recent
Sullivan-Hogg scandal case, says:
"The strung point, which the counsel
forthe defence endeavored to make
was, that it was a conspiracy to blackmail the two men—Dr Langis and
Sullivan—and inferred that Mr. Hogg
wus the chief instigator of the crime.
Tho people of Meaford, who know Mr.
Hogg so many yean, will not believe
the fuul accusation. Mr. Hogg was a
particularly pruper and well regulated
gentleman, no bint ever appeariug on
his good moral character. As the assizes, nt which the trial will take place,
are some mouths ahead, lhe Vancouver peoplo will get a breathing spell
from oub of tho most foul public scandals of tho wurst of citios."
Mr. Hogg intimated to a World reporter that it was his intention to Bue
the co-respondent in the late case for
damages for breaking up his homo and
happiness. The amount of the damages to be aBked for has not yet been
decided. Mrs. Hogg, ho says, will remain in Seattle until the next assizes
come on, when she will come over to
give evidence. The assizes will be
held at Westminster some time in
November.—World.
A system of building houses
entirely of sheet iron has been communicated to the Society of Architecture in Paris. The walls, partitions, roofs and wainscoting are
composed of double metallic sheets,
separated by an air mattress, which
is surrounded by different nonconductors of heat.
See T. J. Trapp's adv. in this paper
of auction salo of stook ranch, Ontario
farm, Lnngley Prairie.
C. C. Richards k Co,
Sirs,—I was formerly a resident of
Port La Tour and have always used
MINARD'S LINIMENT in my household, nnd know it to be the best remedy
for emergencies of ordinary charaotcr.
Please inform ino how I can get some
and from whom.
Joseni A. Snow.
Norway, Me.
NOTICE.
For Sale Cheap.
ONE  THOROUGHBRED DURHAM
BULL* 3 year* old) and •
ONE GRADE   DURHAM  BVJUL, 3
years old,
Both animals arc In lino condition.
Apply to
wl2Jelm
KNIGHT BROS.
Pupcuni Haw Mill.
^OTICIB.
SIXTY DAYS AJTTJBR DATE I PRO-
pose applying to the dhief Commis-
Blonor of Lands and Worka for permission
to purchase a piece of lnnd fl) chain'* wide
and80chains long In Seotion 24, Township No. ii, New Woatminster District,
being sonth of uml adjoining my farm on
Boundary Bay, contalnibglM acres, more
or loss. WM. II. SKINNER,
Per Wm. IT. LADNER,
Dated New Westminster,
.June 11,1880. Wjel2m2
MY Vnm, MATILDA WALKER, having left my bed nnd hoard without
fiufHelent canso, I hereby give notice Lhat
I will not be responsible for uny debts she
may contract from this date.
JAS. L. WALKER.
Aldergrove, June 18,I8ti0.
SPECIAL PRIZES.
THE FOLLOWING PRIZES WILL BE
L'iven hy me for the tour best colts
sired by "Sull'olk Prince"—H88, vol. 2,
8.8. B.I
First prize, a thoroughbred Holsteln-
Freislun Bull Out!; second, Wi.00; third,
310.00; fourth, J6.00;
Tho pi-lues will be awarded nt tbe Provincial Exhibition, N.W.
M. STEVES.
Lulu Island, B. 0., Juno 10,1889.  wjellltl
3PA.-s-Bcio-e«rjajBBXJEi
DRESSMAKING
At MISS JENNINGS',
(Late of England)
Corner of Church and Columbia Streets,
NEW WESTMINSTER.
iarSatlsfaction guaranteed.     dwfe7te
Fan Implements for Salo,
FOR SALE CHEAP-A NUMBER OV
Farm Implements, consisting of
Pioughs, Harrows, Randall Harrow,
Mower, Ox-Yokes aud Chains.
Also--;) Horses, one span good Work
Horses.  Application to ho made to
L. THORNBER,
Douglas Street.
New West., Juno 10,1880. dwjcllw2
VANCOUVER CITY
FoundrysMachineWorks
THE PROPRIETORS OF THESE
works bavo much pleasure in notifying their (rlcnds and tlie public that tbey
nre now prepared to receive and promptly
execute any orders for work in llielr line
with which they may be favored,
A. McKELVlE,
Mechanical Manager.
Vancouver, ae, 8U1 May, 1888.
dwmyl2tc
ETOTXaiB.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
I Intond lo apply totho Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase the following described land, viz.:
The north-east % of Section 28, Township 4, commencing at a stake placed nt
the northeast corner of said lot, thence
west 40 chains, thence south 40 ehalns,
thence east 40 chains, thence uorth 40
chains, to the pointof commencement,
containing one hundred and sixty [160]
acres, moro or less.
THOS. HADDON.
New West, B. C, May 2,1880.
w8my2m
THE WESTMINSTER
PpultryYards
JOHN S. COX, Prop.
Light Brahman,
Partridge Coclihlnt,
.Plymouth Hocks,
White face Bl'k Spanish
White Creited, Black  and Golden
Poland.,
Hondan*.     Stiver-pencilled   Hamburg..
Black, Red and Pitt Game..
Toulouie Qeeie,     Rouen Dnok>.
My Yards arc open /or Inspection.
uwmli5tc
Puyallup  Nursery I
TltKKS, SEEDS, SEED POTATOES,
Grown In the fatuous Hop H oglon of Puyallup and Whito River Valleys.
YJ-tSS, OVER ONE MILLION eSSJ-ff
flCE-3"   TREES & PLANTS.   ^37
TOMS of Grass and Clover Seed.
TONS of Choice Seed Potatoes (lOkinds)
TO-IS of Choicest Vegetable Seeds.
 SEASON 1880 & 18110	
Enough for Dealers. Enough for Planters,
New rovised List nml Pi-Ices lust out.
Don't lool yoiuwlf by not sending for lt
immediately Ana* learu what is grown and
to bc bnd close at home. Catalogue free
to nil. .1. II. OGIiE,
wJeSmll Puyallup, Wash. Ter.
ALBERT J. HILL & CO.~
Civil Engineers, Land Surveyors & Draughtsmen.
REAL ESTATE,
FINANCIAL, SHIPPING ft COMMISSION ACENTS
Fire, life A Murine Insurance.
Columbia St., - Opp. Colonial Hotel
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
GtVE PERSONAL AND PROMPT AT-
tention to nil professional orders und
tender their services to residents and non
to dispose of or Uosltlng prolltiiblc lnvcst-
resldcnts ImvlnKCIIynrCountry Property
ilosltlr -—-■''-- -
incut."
Oiirllsls of eligible properties nro comprehensive and constantly receiving additions, und our favorable eastern connections both In Camilla and the Ailnnilc
Slates give us unusual facilities for business.
Special attention will ho pnld to tlio
purchase aud Inspection of Lumber for
shipinouttoforeign ports. Tonnage chartered and general shipping business (runs-
acted, dwaplyl
RAE
[SUCCESSOR TO D.  MePHADEN]
DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF FIRST-CLASS
Groceries and Provisions
Hl-i*- HK JE MB 9    «Sr. OLZ »
Coffees Boastet] and Ground on tho Premises.   Fine Teas a Specialty.
dwly OOLUMBIA STREET
GROCERIES
For First-class Family Groceries and Provisions, go to
SINCLAIR'S,     -     Columbia St eet.
New Goods arriving all the time. A nice lot of CHRISTIE S
CRACKERS & BISCUITS just to hand. New SYRUPS, MOLASSES, etc, etc.   Call and get prices, dwtc
P. G. STRICKLAND,
J. C. WHYTE.
F. G. STRICKLAND & CO.
ebalbes rar
ts
NOW IN STOCK,
inn piows
And must bo sold within tho next 60
days to make room for other
new goods.
Riding and Walking
PLOWS.
ll Bnford Clangs
 AT	
$80.00.
USUAL PRICE, $130.
IHTREMEMBER the "Rock Island"
-ta-Buford Sulky Plows aro without
/STan equal. Prom 12 to 18 inch
naTnow in stock. -
Beaver City Rake
Sharp "
Maxwell        "
Massey Binders.     Toronto Mowers.
Maxwell     " Buckeye      "
Decring     " Maxwell      "
Little Giant Threshers and Tread Power.
Toronto Advance Engines and Threshers.
Derrick's Perpetual Hay Press.
Hay Tedders and Loaders.
Duplex Feed Mills.
•^"Be sure and get our prices before purchasing elsewhere.
F. G. STRICKLAND & CO.,
Webster Blook, Front Streot, WESTMINSTER.
l^S^i3S^}1i^M^A^v^     wmh8
Boots ood Shoos!
AND WHERE TO GET THEM AT THE
LOWEST PRICES.
LARGEST BOOT & SHOE &T6RE IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
ii"ln—.w i «i ^mmUUfBiii
LADIES' BOOTS & SHOES
AND WHERE TO GET THE BEST ASSORTMENT At
THE LOWEST PRICES.
isses
s
And Where ii Get the' Newest Styles, Where to Get the Best
Quality, ai"d:Wherc to Buy Them at the Lowest Prices.
*""**$=■ REMEMBER'; my stock of fine Boots and Shoes, in the
newest styles, is large:' this season than any dealer's in the Province.
To buy at Low Prices, fo sec the Greatest Variety, to get New
Goods (not old shop-keepers), go to
JAIVSES   ROUSSEAU,
dwtc
'3
SI   Col-a.rn.1oia  Street.
BUGGIES!    BUGGJES!
JUST RECEIVED,
A GAR-LOAD OF
Pell, Rice Coil-spring iMaughlan
UCS-GId'S
DUPLEX, HANDY, BRADLEY & OTHER
Democrat and Express Wagons!
HIT The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia.-^l
dWap3to    X-LeicL d&? -Oixrri-e- ?-4.t*ii^,vWji-.--)»>;... iM-.-'iJ'j ,-,>..'.tf
y Bpitish Columbian
day Morning, Jnne 18, 1889.
IIIhLColumbia r.ilillill.    	
j.llowiug circular letter in .con-
,'ith the forthcoming exhibi-
'e held in Toronto, .and for
^-trios of specimens are request-
-i eon forwarded by his worship
!ippciilieinier, through his soc-
)'V. Seitz, to a large number of
{fin in  every dia(riot of tho
'.; Iir,—Ibeg to request that
*   without  delay  send  some
'j?is from your mino or claim,
,  with a description of its loca-
i/!atement of assays (if any).and
creating details aa  to  width
fVh:o|; vein: 'and-; ojth^r.parj';
I /'This will enable the executive
i w to form -a; ithoroujjh-yf, re-
| 'Hvo collection "of our minerals,
. ,.o exhibit ths same before thoy
I ..:o'Tbr6'nt6f^and' further, •' it
[   lo ma. to conrmepco tho foun-
a mltieralogical museum   at
pr.     Speoimons should   bo
I weight of ten  pounds,   but
'texceed fifteen pounds, extraordinary occurences, when
Usplaj is ideBiriiDle.  :H tota":
itedntid addr'i«ed'"B. CMx-
|y Hall, Vancouver, B.   C,,"
iortatioh doinpa-aips wfll conic e oxliibit gratis  as  per ar-
bL  „. , ....       .   .
i ■—:—■■ ,- m  .
l'i      Fine Assajs.
j rn from Dr. W. Bredemoyer
i pounds of rock sent by Robt.
;Nnnaimo, as coming from the
|acker" mine, Texada: Island,
icss than $3,195.60  in  gold
1 A World reporter was shown
mples of this rook, which ho
loo very heavy and literally
'nth streaks of gold.
'r lot of Batnples from Siwash
lie, assays $30 in  gold  por
i samples forwarded are good
•ghing several pounds, so that
j formed  gives an  excellent
j e richness of the vein.   The
untain, at the same time,
ole platinum.
\i of about twenty pounda
j nt from Scotch Creelt, near
M, assay from (141 tn $157 in
Ron. So it seems that, all the
es made of late hul' out
,'Hjr'and tho general average of
' iss pf,the discoveries, is, cer-
;',>t up.< - ;• ' ;- '..'; -v,.'
,ully clear mion samples from
■e also,beon forwarded to Dr.
/er,' The peculiarity of this
'iat the mica runs together in
vein with white quartz, which
J7.50 m goid per ton. Theae
..'•ra all made within four hours
/samples were received in the
:'(Hce—World.     .
: :___	
1'"
' I lionteuny Lake Nines.
'strips itt this distriot aro Very
A considerable nu'mber'of min-
-om tho American side are
in tho mines. A syndicate
kiiue Falls paid $35,000 cash
I fur Kails' gold vein on Eagle
jid will erect'a teir-atamp mill
,i soon as possible. Stanley
{•achinery for his double Hunt-
iill upon tho Golden King
J.ndoxpects during the pro-
ph lo be crushing ore. A new
rich carbonates hail boen.dis-
fiear the1 So. 1; ihihe,' Whioh'
lto exceed, that mino now iu
|t is fenn'n,w1 that Jim Ward-'
{'ormfri' ' 'fuur pt tho Banker.
I Sulllviin, in tlie Coeur d'Alene'
'ias made a high offer for it.
[ 1 mine shipped 400 sacks of
li Helena Smelting Works last
I Javenport has about 1,000
' -he Little Donald dump ready
aent, The Hall Bros, are
I .ve sixty tons of  very  high
■ or and copper ore ready, to
ithin a month probably 100
ek -iriHTib sont out from the
■3. About all the supplies for
'ire brought  from  Spokane
packers  aBk  four cents  a
■ packing thirty  miles  over
i rail.   The tdwns of Nelson
' (worth will be built quite rap-
m as  Buchanan's  mill  can
j'mber.   There are now pro-
|i men in both camps, and this
1 increasing weekly.—Tmilk
I., '1,---,.
\—fl -■ ■' ■■' ■.—-
puerlon School Beport.
;on sohool district waa formed
1' year ago, the first annual
'eing held on the 18th of
|>8', iii the oflice of the Brun-
1 Mill Co., nnd trustees then
red'"-    t
fl V. Edmonds having kindly
ft lot for the school house, the
'nt had the building erected
','chool was opened on tho 13th
j -1 Miss E. Bell wss engaged
1 and haa given entire satis-
'tho board. Only one coin's entered by parents, and that
estigated by the board was
nave originated in a misunder-
nf the rules of tho school by
>s making the 'complaint,
ton having beeu incorporated
■City of New Westminster,
1 board on tlie llth'iof May
?d to be relieved of the charge
{ool and that it Bhould be
der the control of the school
laid city, and on the 25th of
lecretary was notified by the
ndent of eduoation that the
vntioiied change   had  been
wage attendance at the Sup-
100I tho first month was 13.72
ist month (April), 18.45.
,:retary will hand over lo the
I all the books and documents
lession belonging to the Sap-
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' Gnstat Mackenzie,
T.'L. House,
Kennedy, Sec-Treas.
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Balr-Baltlia Adrenlnrei.
The mysterious disappearance of Mr.
David Little, of Alberni, which was
ehrontoled in tho Free Press some time
ago has at laat been explained. It appear! that the night before the finding
ot hia horse he had slept out of doors
and got thoroughly drenched with
the heavy .rain. Next morning his
horso being badly foundered he left
for Englishman's rivor. Next night
the rain still continued, and as bis cabin
leaked badly he started for a neighbor's,
but took the new road which is being
built and which led him into a swamp;
becoming bewildered he wandered
around for four days, whon ho Btruck
Taylor's ranch and obtained food. Ho
left thero and again became bewildered, and fortunately was discovered
by Mr. H. C. Edwards, about five
miles beyond Alberni settlement, and
on the opposite side of the river; Mr,
Edwards; seeing the exhausted' and
nervous condition in which Mr. Little
tai* brought him to the city and
placed him in tho Nanaimo hpspital,
Mr.'Little tolls isomo hair-raising experiences while lost in the bush. Every
night he heard panthers in closo vicinity and one night he slept under a
fallen tree while his panthership occupied the upper side not fifteen feet
away. , The escape of Mr. Little from
a horrible death is miraculous, and the
effects of the dangers and hardships
which he underwent during those four
days are still visible on hiB countenance.—Free Press.
Richmond Council.
Council mot on Saturday, June 1st;
all the members present.
A communication was read from
Mayor Grant, of Victoria, inviting the
reeve and councillors to be present in
Victoria on tho occasion of tho celebration of the Queen's birthday, which
waa received,.and on motion the clerk
was instructed to acknowledge receipt
of same with thanks,
Reports: Coun. Stowart reported
having let a contract to Ah Len on
road 13, Sea Island, 05 rods of 10ft
ditch, and roadway, at $2 per rod, and
60 rods of 8ft. ditch and roadway at
$1.12ji per rod. Coun. Reid reported
Hum lee's contract on road No. 4,
completed, 124 rods at $1.25, 15 rods
:v:- 51.75, also 80 chains at $5.00, extras, $2.00; total, $583.25; and recommended payment of balance due $128,-
25. Un motion the reports wero
adopted.
Moved by Couti, Roid, seconded by
Ooun. Blair, whereas several mistakes
have been made in assessment notices,
be it therefore resolved that the clerk
be and is hereby instructed to send out
corrected notices to parties concerned,
with instructions that an adjourned
meeting of the court of revision, for
hearing complaints (if any) on these
assessments, will be held on the Oth of
July next.
The highway by-law was taken up
for re-consideration, and, on motion,
all the roads indicated in the by-law
after section 3 wore struck out, and
the by-law wuu laid over till next
meoting.
The following bills were ordered
paid : W. J. Scrntohley, $61.70; H.
T. Road & Co., $5; Ham Loe, $128.25
The council adjourned for one week.
On Juno 8th the council met, ull
present except Councillor Reid.
Oourt of revision met at 12 o'clock,
pursuant to appointment. The clerk
reported no appeals un hand other
than the complaint of Alex. Ewen, received dud tiled on May Ilth, whioh
was, ou motion, taken off the file and
considered.
On motion, the clerk was instructed
to strike off the wild land from the assessment of Mr. Ewen, on sections
8, 9,17 and 20, B. 4 W., R. 4 W.
Lulu Island.
Court adjourned till the Oth day of
July, at 12 o'clock noon.
Counoil resumed, and Coun. Stewart
reported Wm. Gray's contract on road
13, Sea Island, completed; also Eli
Lander's on same road, recommended payment of balance due; report
adopted.
Thb highway by-law wns reconsidered and the following added to the
samo ; "Clause 4—Beginning at tho
Gulf of Georgia on section 4, B. 5 W.,
R. 7 W., at the point now known ns
Terra Nova, and running along and inside the dyke and ditch on the bunk of
the North Arm of the Fraser, until it
intersects road No. 2, with a width of
33 feet," By-law laid over till next
meeting for further reconsideration.
A committee, composed of tho reevo
ahd councillors Garratt and Stewart,
was appointed to examine the conveyances of right of way for the road from
Terra Nova to the bridge, and to have
the same oompleted to report at noxt
meeting.
The clork was instructed to publish
the "Loan By-Law, 1888" and tho
"Assessment" aud "Municipal oflicers
and salary" by-laws, 1889, in the B. 0.
Gazette and Columbian:
Coun. Blair gavo notice that at the
next meeting he will introduce an
amendment to tho "Trades License
bylaw 1886."
On motion tho tenders for the purchase of the $15,000 in debentures
wero opened and read as follows: For
each $100 of debentures, payablo in
25 years: 1. B. Fishor, Bank of B. C.
New Westminster, $99 25-T. It, Pearson, $100.50; Geo. ti. Brymnor, Bank
of Montreal, New. Westminster, $102.
The tender of Mr. Brymner was ao-
oepted, on motion of Cuun. Daniels,
seconded by Coun. Blair. The following bills were ordered paid: E. Lander,
$253.50; Ah Lon, $75; Wm. Gray, $73;
T. J. Ridehalgh, $6.75; British Columbian $24 85.
The counoil adjourned, to meet on
Monday .the 17th imt. at 3:30 p.m.
Dr. Nicolai, of Stuttgart, has recorded a case in whioh a fistula
opening in the breast was connected
With disease of tho left lower first
molar, ft closed in twelve days
after removal of the tooth,
Late Despatches.
CELESTIAL FIENDI9ENES3.
San Fbanoisco, June 13—A discharged Chinese, servant made an, attempt to kill his ex-employer this
morning, about 1 o'elook, at 314 Ellis
street. It seems that the Ohinaman
came tn the house for his shoes which
he had forgotten. Upon entering the
kitchon ho attacked Mrs. I. Johnstone,
tho landlady, with a broomstick; Bhe
ran into the dining room, whore her
sister, Miss Ella Turner, was reading.
The young lady jumped up and endeavored to proteot her sister. The
infuriated Mongolian, who had drawn
a knife, Btruck her with tho broomstick, then stabbed hor with the knife
in the right forearm. Tho young lady's
wound is not serious if properly attended to. Mrs. Johnstone, who had
escaped into the street, called fof help
and nn officer arrested the Chinaman
and took him to prison. The Chinaman
was. not regularly employed, but Came
to work in the day time. Mrs. John-
stono says she ought to have been killed for ever employing a Chinaman
and will nevor have dealings with
another of his kind.
A FAST CAREER A.\1i A BAD UNI).
San Fhancisco, June 13.—Samuel
Isaacs, also known us Joseph Newman,
a young man about 25 years old, shot a
woman named Aimee Telson, a keeper
of a house of ill-fame, 119 Ellis street,
and then shot himself. The shooting
ocourred about 11 o'clock. Isaacs was
formerly one of the fraternity of
"statutes" and used to hang about the
Baldwin hotel and cigar stores on Market street, and apparently was well
supplied with money by his folks in
Europe. Funds became exhausted and
remittances ceased, and Isaacs became
a variety actor and hanger-on about
pool rooms in pauper alley; as an actor
he was a failure. He became a piano
player in dives and consorted with the
lowest characters. The woman who
he attempted to murder lifted him up,
and he used to live with her. His demands on her for money soon tired hor
of him, and when he commenced to demolish the furniture in tho house she
had him ejected. This wns three days
ago. This morning Isaac climbed over
the fence, four feet high, and entering
the house through the window broke
into tho woman's room and shut, her as
she lay sleeping in bed. The bullet
struok her in the left temple inflicting
a slight wound. She jumped up and
Isaacs fired again but did not hit her.
Then ho put the pistol to his right
temple and pulling the trigger killed
himself instantly. His body has been
taken to the morgue. The man has no
relatives in thia city ao far as known.
The parents are said to be in Europo.
THE GODDESS OF POMONA.
Pomona, Oal., June 13.—The marble
statue of tho Goddess of Pomona arrived last evening. Last summer C.
F. Loop, a wealthy oitizen of Pomona,
while traveling in Italy,' becamo greatly impressed with an antique statue of
Pomona Uffizi in a gallery at Florence,
nnd after great difficulty ho gained the
consent of the Italian government to
havo it copied. He entered into negotiations with Antoine Frillo, a noted sculptor of Florence, and employed
him to make the figure of fine Canvara
marble. The work was finished about
six weeks ago. The statue wns formally presented to the oity of Pomona
by Mr. Loup Borne time ago, which
mado it publio property.and .permitted
its*dmittance to U. S. duty freo. It
is over five feet iu height and is pronounced by competent judges to be an
elegant piece of workmanship. It will
be unveiled with appropriate ceremonies the 4th of July.
TOM DESMOND.
San Francisco, June 13.—In relation to the Tom Desmond spoken of
in the Chicago despatches aB wanted
by the polioe, Chief Crowley denied
that ho had received instructions to
arrest Desmond or anyone else. The
Thomas Desmond referred to is well
known in this city, having been a central figure during the "sand lots" agitation. He waB the main support of
Dennis Kearney during his memorable
campaign and secured from him the
nomination for sheriff on the "sand
lot" ticket. Desmond was elected and
served his term, nt the expiration of
which he sought a re-nomination
at tho hands of the demooralic
party, but he failed to secure the
prize. Since he returned to tho
pursuit of his trade, which is carriago painting, his former associates
when asked about him profess ignorance
as to hia whereabouts. He tirst gained
notoriety in 1867, as one of the crew of
the vessel Oatalpa, which was fitted
out in England to liberate a number of
Fenian prisoners, who had been exiled
to Australia.
OTTAWA NOTES.
Ottawa, Juno 14.— It ia unlikely
that Graham's offer to the government
to refer the Jesuits' estates act tu tlie
supreme court will be accepted.
This morning tho works of the Canada Powder Co., Brnokville, blew up
with terrific force. Fortunately the
men had not gone to work, and, consequently no lives ' were lost. A horse
and several sheep were blown to atoms
and several plate glass windows in
town were smashed.
Four men appeared nt Milford station last night with the apparent intention of taking the Canadian Pacific
express for Halifax. The police suddenly appeared and ordered the strangers to throw up their hands. They refused and the police were ordered to
tire upon them They did so and tho
liro was returnod with revolvers. Aflor
firing 30 shots the burglars ran for the
woods and  escaped.   No  casualties.
Tlio catch of mackerel on the Atlantic const this season ia large.
BABY Ml'KIIEIt.
San Fbanoisco, June 14.—The
body nf a dend baby, about two months'
old, was found Into this afternoon under 11 mso bush in tho garden in front
of the unoccupied houso nt 2008
Leavenworth stroet. Tho indications
nre that the baby was murdered.
There aro several cuts nnd  bruises
about the head nnd face, and blood ia
coagulated all around the mouth and
nose. Tha clothing wns neat and was
all blood stained. The ghastly disco! cry was made by some schoolchildren playing in the garden. They at
once notified their parents und the
news was sent by them to tho morgue.
Coroner Taylor said that while the indications were that the child had died
from violence, ho would not express
np unqualified opinion until he made
au autopsy. The outs and bruises
about the head would seom to substantiate tho theory of murder. It ia Bup
pOBed that the body was thrown into
the garden sometime last night, as no
oho was noticed around to-day. There
were n number of children playing on
the sidewalk in front of the house all
day, and they would hnvo seen anyone
entering the garden. An autopsy will
be made on the body, and if it is found
thnt the babe was murdered, no effort
will be spared to bring about the arrest
of the guilty parties.
THE WALKEM-H1GGINS CASE.
Ottawa, Juno 14.—In the supreme
cpurt to-day lho case of Higgins tiei'sus
Wulkom came up fur judgment. It
was decided that if Walkom agrees
within two months to tako $500 dam
ages, reduced to' that amount, then
both appeals will bo dismissed with
costs. If ho refuses, then the appeal
from tho judgment allowed with costs,
and a now trial will bo directed and an
appeal1 from the rulo refusing nonsuit
dismissed with costs. Chief Justice
Ritchie did not agree wi:h the other
judges that the opinion i.i the plaintiff
was only necessnry to tho acceptance
of the $500, but held thnt the defendant should have been : consultod as
well. Tho damages, he thought unnecessarily severe. The supreme
court should not arbitrarily assess damages, Justice Taschereau, in referring
to the caso, spoko strongly against tho
articlo. Ho said the libel was false,
grossly malicious and wholly unjustifiable. The writer knew it was false,
yet up to the present day he never
possessed manhood enough to tender
an apology. Thero was nothing more
manly than for a man to apologize
when ho knew he was wrong. The
defendant's conduct (Higgins) could
not be defended. Justice Strong wns
not present, but agreed with J usticcs
Tasohorean, Gwynne and Fourinier.
It should be said that tho ohief justice
nlso held that the inuendo was not
withdrawn   properly  from  tho jury.
ailver Specimens.
The fine collection of minerals to bo
seen, at Mr. John Kurtz's, was yeBterday augmented by a more than usually
vnluablo addition, brought down by
Mr." G. B. Wright, who arrived from
Kootenay Lake on Thursday night.
The specimens, which yesterday were
viowed by many visiters, were of about
200 pounds weight, and contained both
nativo and wire silver in great abundance, and plainly visible. The wire
silver is liko a spidor web, plastered all-
over tho face of the rock in bunches
big and little. It came from the
Kootenay No. 1 Claim, Hot Springs
camp, Kootenay Lake, nnd will go
from 600. oz. to tho ton upwnrds. Tho
black Biilpburets will go 1700 oz. to tho
lon. Tho company at Kootenay Lake
is now shipping quantities of ore to
Helena, Mont., to be worked. All
who wish to seo the specimens brought
by Mr. Wright can have their wish
gratified by culling at Kurtz's well-
known oigar store.—Colonist.
Late Canadian News.
The Anglican synod closed its session
Saturday at Toronto. A resolution
condemning the( Jesuits Estate Act
passed without discussion.
Plans for the new Northorn Pacific
hotel and station at Winnipeg are out.
The building will be seven storeys
high and cost about $150,000.
The Quebeo nationalists are unusually active and aro organizing political
tours all oyer tho province. This is
looked upon as a sign of a political conflict at hand.
Reports from Lnchine, Que., sny
thnt there wns hail thero Friday night.
It wns the heaviest ever seen, the hailstones being nt leaat half an inch in
diameter, accompanied by a strong
wind.
William O'Connor, champion oarsman, arrived at Toronto from Snu
Francisco on Saturday. He will sail
for England in about eight or ton days
and row his ruco with Searle. Wallace
Ross will be his trainor,
A section of tho vigilance committeo
of tho citizens of Shubonncadie N. S.,
formed un attempt to enpture tho bur-
glnrs who blew open tho post office
safo and rifled it of its contents. They
cume upon four strangers Wednesday,
at some distance from town, and ordered them to throw up tlieir hands.
Thoy refused, and the vigilants open-
od tire upon them. Ono was captured
and confessed the crime.
A Gagetown, Now Brunswick,
special says; It seems that a woman
named Mary Jano Godfrey had been
living with a sister, whose nnme is
Fanny, and two illegitimate children
in a hut in a desolate locality about
eight milos from the shirotown. The
wholo family appear tobo half-witted.
On May 22nd the body of Mary Jane
was found dead in tho hut with evidence of having bueu killed, while her
sister Fanny and the children were
going about as usual. Tho jury brought
in a verdict to the effect thnt the deceased came to her dentil nt the hands
of her sistor Fanny while laboring undor a temporary fit of insanity. The
coroner issued a warrant forthe arrest
of Fanny Godfrey, who was soon afterwards imprisoned in tho gaol at Gage-
town. She will probably bo takon to
the lunatic asylum, lt is not known
how long the body of tho deceased had
lain in the place beforo it wna discovered, but decomposition had made
considerable progress,
SCIENTIFIC MISCELLANY.
A consumptive sanitarium near
.Berlin is to be a large cylindrical
building in whioh patients will bc
exposed to the alleged therapeutic
influence of exhalations from cows.
A Berlin musician, Dr. Eisen-
mann, has applied electro-magnets
to tho piitno so as to sustain, increase and diminish sound. Tho
timbre of the tone may be changed
also, as from a violoncello to a
piccolo.
It has been noticed that a jet of
compressed gas inflicts upon the
body an injury of the same nature
as a bum. Dr. B. W. Richardson
has accordingly suggested the use
of compressed gas—carbonic acid as
most convenient—ns a cautery, with
advantages in removing warts,   etc.
Economic Phogbebs in Electricity.—The progress mado in the use
of electricity during a period of
only five years is strikingly Bhowed
by Mr. A. E. Footo, of Cincinnati,
in these figures. Dynamos, increased efficiency, 25 per cent; decreased
cost, 40 per cent. Incandescent lamps, increased efficiency, 100
percent; increased life; 100 por
cent; decreased cost, 75 por cent.
Wire, decreased cost, 20 per cent.
Lino construction, decreased cost,
20 per cent.
A Remarkable Exhibition.—
Among the interesting scientific
exhibits at a recent conversazione
of the London Royal Society were
the following : 1, Tho "electro
graphoscope," an adjunct of the
magic lantern, consisting of a white
lath rotated like a windmill by an
electric motor, a picture thrown on
the lath being visible in its entirety,
on the principle of retention of
vision, and seeming to stand out
in mid-air. 2. The magnetization
of iron by a ray of light. 3. A
shallow vessel of water, with projecting pieces of zinc to represent
Europe and America, on which a
dozon or more pipes blew air-jets
representing all the trade and other
regular winds, the arrangement
giving motions iii water imitating
the Gulf Stream and other actual
oceanic currents. 4. A Gramme
ring mado to rotate under tho
influence of the magnetism of the
earth. 5. Experiments showing
that in perfectly dry oxygen such
substances as charcoal, sulphur and
even phosphorus may be heated to
high temperatures without burning.
6. Also, some useful applications of
fibres of quartz, specimens of the
rediscovered Egyptian blue, and a
great photograph: «nap of the solar
speotrum. •:,-'
Gold Made from Silver.—Three
allotropic forms of silver—broadly
distinguished from normal silver by
color, properties and chemical
reaotions—have been obtained by
Mr. M. Oarey Lea, of Philadelphia.
The first is soluble, deep red in
solution, lilac, blue'or green while
moist, and brilliant bluish green
metallic when dry. The seoond is
insoluble, dark reddish brown while
moist, und when dry somewhat
resembles the first. The third is
insoluble, dark bronze while wet,
and when dry exactly resembles
gold in burnished lumps. Minute
specks of this form have been occasionally noticed in silver solutions,
and this hns probably often lod to
tho supposition that silver might bo
transmuted into gold. It may bo
formed in many ways, but by only
one process—in which silver tartrate
is reduced by ferrous tartrate—has
Mr. Lea succeeded in making the
gold-silver at all permanent, specimens thus secured being unchanged
after thirty months. Each of the
three forms gives lustrous metallic
films when spread out in pasty condition, is easily crushed to a fine
powder, and is restored to normal
silver by acids. A paste of gold-
silver on glass makes a beautiful
gold-colored mirror.
The Scavengers of Nature.—
" Under the microscope," says Mr.
Henry 3. Slack, F.R.M.S., "it is
seen that ns animal and vegetable
matter rots away, swarms of
ferments como into existence. For
example, in a drop of water, the
llosh of a dead water-flea, was
noticed in commotion while tlio
writer was engaged on this paper.
Thousands of U-shaped vibrions
wero living upon it; nil were in
brisk motion, straightening and
bending their bodies with whip-like
flioks. They woro a company of
scavengers, sweetening the water by
a olicmical procoss necessnry for
their nutrition. Our rivers and
ponds would become factories of
deadly poisons, and nil tho earth's
soil would be contaminated, if inexpressible myriads of minute plants
and animals did not attack dead
organic mattor, and cause its elements
to enter into new and useful combinations. If we find thousands of
such little ferments at work upon a
fragment of matter no bigger than a
full stop of this print, what must bo
the numbors in operation when tons
upon tons are dealt with in the
contents of our sewers, in the manures wo put on our fields, and in the
vast multitudes of human and other
bodies that perish on land or in sea."
EDISON'S  COURTSHIP.
How tlio Wizard of Mcnlo VavU vToootl
His First Wife
An old telegraph operator, who was sta-
tionctl ut Menlo Park when Edison lirst
anno there, entertained u New York Tribune reporter tiio otliorday with some stories
ahuut the wizard. He is an oddity, doing
nothing in the common way and setting at
naught nil the conventionalities. The flrst
Mra. Edison was an operator in the Newark
factory where Edison was making tho machines to till his first order for tho stock
indicator which brought him into notico nnd
formed tho basis of his fortune. She was
a tall, fine-looking eirl-ono of a dozen sitting at a bench winding magnets. One day
as Edison was walking down tho line, that
girl spoko up and bade him good morning without raising her oyes from her work.
"Good morning," said tho inventor.
" How did you know it was II"
"Oh, lean always tell when you're near,"
was tho reply.
"Seo here," said the man of Inventions.
"I'vo noticed you a good deal of late. Supposo you and I got married?"
"I'm ready."
" " When shall it bo!"
" Three weeks from to night.
"All right!" and tho inventor went on
his rounds whilo his intended brido merrily
wound away upon her bobbin of wire.
On tho wedding day the flrBt consignment
of stock indicators oamo back from tho purchaser, inoperative. When Mr. Batcholor,
who has always been Edison's right hand
man, when down to tho shop aftor supper ho
found the inventor thore in his dirtiost shop
clothes tinkering away at tho machines.
Didn't ho remember that it was his wedding
night! No, ho'd forgotten all about it.
Batcholor dragged the lagging groom to tho
nearest clothing storo, got him into a now
suit, then to a barber shop, and finally put
him on a car and shipped him off to the
house of the bride. Then he went back to
the shop to work, supposing that was the
last of Edison for that night. In an hour
or two, howover, Edison rushed in again,
threw his coat down on a greasy lathe, hung
his waistcoat on tho gas pipe, kicked his
shoes under tho bench, seized a file and
went at tho dofectivo stock indicator as if
there wore no suoh thing as marriage and
giving in marriago, and thero he stayed
with his faithful lieutenant till tho morning
sun looked in on two weary toilers and an
electrical stock indicator that worked like a
charm.
When wealth came to them, Mrs, Edison
No. 1 betrayed a tendency to branch o-.it in
tho social world, but it had no effect on tho
inventor's habits. Ono of the largest entertainments Newark ever saw was given
at her house. All the leading men of the
Edison works wore thero, but ho was nowhere to be seen. His subordinates grew a
little uneasy. A committee of them went
over to his laboratory about midnight and
there was the inventor, tipped bnck in a
rickety old chnir, in Ms shirt sleeves, his
shoeless feet high up on the workbench,
singing nwny into bis phonograph at the
top of his voice, happy as a clam at high
tido.
Tho present "Mrs. Edison sticks to her
husband liko d shadow. She is always at
his olbow.in working hours, with book and
pencil, taking down his ideas and experiments. Sho is, in fact,, a helpmate in every
way worthy of his abilites,
UNSUBSTANTIAL   SOLES.
Cobbling: That Was Good Enough for 11
Corpse, But Not for a Llvo Drummer.
T-wo.traveling men recently stopped at'
tho Tifft House, says tho Buffalo Courier.
One of them had on a pair of boots very
much worn through tho soles, and ho
thought ho would get thom mended hore,
for ho wns going to Tonawnnda tho next
dny to call on a merchant nnd ho wished to
bo well dressed. Ho had only tho ono pair
of boots nnd his friend agreed to tnko thom
to a cobbler whilo ho remained in his room
until thoy woro patched. Tho friend found
a cobbler and told him ho must have tho
boots that evening. The cobbler said lie
could not mend thom so soon. "Oh, but
this is n caso of necessity, tho man ir. dead
and wo want to put a decent pair of boots on
him. Wo've got to tako tho body out. of
town." Tho cobbler finally promisod to
havo tho boots done, and had them roady
when tho drummer called in tho evening.
His fi-iond slept peacefully and tho next
morning put on tho mended boots feeling
thnt ho could look tho wholo world in the
face. It was quite a walk from tho railway
station ut Tonnwando to the oflico of the
merchant ho sought, and ho had not gono
half tho distance when to his astonishuiont
and wrath ono of tho new solos camo loose
nnd flopped ubout in n most dilapidated manner. Tho gentleman sat down by tho road-
sido and found that tho rascally cobbicr
had just pegged a strip of leather over the
old sole. Ho hammered it on with a stono
as bost ho could and shuffled slowly ou. Ho
transacted his business with tho morchaut
and had to walk all through tho works with
him, during which the othor solo camo
loose, but ho mnnngod to conceal tho
trouble until he got away, whon he hammered tho boots together again ns best ho
could and returned to Buffalo. Ho showed
the boots to his friend and askod if that
wns the way in which the Buffalo cobblers
usunlly did thoir work. His friend wu3 as
indignnnt ns ho was, and, taking tho boots,
rushed round to tho luckless cobbler, shook
tho articles in his face, and asked what he
meant by palming off such work on people
"Why," snid tho disciplo of St. Crispin.
"I told you I couldn't inond tho boots in so
short a timo as you gavo mo, and besides,
you snid tho boots were for a dead man,
imd I thought that a bound solo was unnecessary. What sort of a dead man was
it!" haaskod, ina grieved manner, "that
would wear out a pair 6f boots walking
around In thom! Ho must ho awfully lively for a dead mau. If ho'd laid still, ns any
respcctablo doad man should, tho boots
would havo nevor broken," and with thin
explanation tho traveling man hnd to ho
contont.          •
Scienco of the Brain.
Paul Brooa'3 discovery that tho brain is a
congeries of organs, each having its special
function, is boing confirmed by Intor researches. Prof. Mathias Duval has had tho
opportunity of detennining-by tho postmortem examination cf oloven persons who,
during lifo, had been accidentally deprived
of tho faculties of speech or the memory of
words or certain lotters of tho alphabot—
that tho faculties of speech and memory of
words resido in tho second nnd third convolutions of tho brain. Iu oach caso examined there had been injury or disoaso of
those convolutions, destroying their functions. Compering Gntnbetta's brain with
that of tho lato Dr. BertUlon, nn eminent
stntesmnn, Duval and Clmdzinsky found
that ln tho brain of tho former the third or
"Broca's convolution "-as tho speech-center is now onllcd-is extremely developed,
while iu Bertlillon's it is reduced to its most
simplo expression. Gnmbetta wus activoand
loquacious; Bortillon reticent and retiring—
tho oratorical Qualities of tho two mon woro
diametrically opposito, aud this rosult Is
now seon to bo iue to tho physical ©ontor-
Diatoms ef their respective bruini.
' Weekly British Columbian
Wcdui'sitav Morning, "nur- 111, ISM).
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A Presbyterian church in  Pitts-
burg has just  secured' a  soprano
The good mon do is oft  interred
with their  bones,   but  it  doesn't
■ crowd the casket much as a usual
thing.—Ex.
"You know that soda water man,
I sec, Alfred." No, iny dear, I
never saw him before." Well, you
wero very familiar for a stranger, it
seems to me. I saw you wink at
him."
The boarding-houso. -—Boarding
Mistress—"Well, Bridget, have all
the boarders gone?" Bridget—
"Yes, ma'am " B. M.—"Well, then
let you and I hnvo something decent
to eat."
The English scientific periodical
Nature has been sued for publishing, so tho report, says, "a slushing
criticism of a book." The jury
awarded damages at one farthing,
and no oosts.
Intemperanco has spread to such
an extfiit among boys nnd girls in
Austria that the Vienna school
board is again moving to have a law
enaoted prohibiting tho salo of intoxicants to children under fifteen years
of age.
An old ledger hns recently been
brought to light in Edinburgh. It
belonged to a merchant of the 16th,
century.- At the top of the inside
board, the bookkeeper had inscribed
the words, "God blis this buik and
keip me and it honest."
"I don't say marriage is a fail uro,"
said Adam candidly, as he sat down
on a log juat outside the Garden of
Eden and looked hungrily , at the
fruit on the other side of tho wall,
"but if I had remained single this
wouldn't havo happened."
In Holland an unmarried woman
always takes the right arm of her
escort and the married woman the
left. At a churoh wedding tho
bride enters the edifice on the right
arm of tho groom and goes out on
the left sido of her husband.
A woman at Covington who applied for a divorce the other day,
told the judge thnt she has been
twenty three yoars trying to get her
courage up to the point. Moan-
while her husband has been pounding and otherwiso maltreating her.
Why is a negro's skull harder and
thicker- than a white man's*
Herodotus' explained it by attributing it to tho eurly exposure of African children to the heat of the sun ;
and Professor Virchow, after his
trip up the Nile, sides with the
Greek historian.
In ronieuibranco of her good work
for Hindu women a number of
large photographs of Lmly Dufierin,
done nu porcelain anil hands: mely
framed, uro being distributed by
subscription,to most of the hosmtuls
in India, whore they ill be hung
up in the wards.
His Proposal. ■— Edgar — Miss
Edith, I—all—have S' .ni'thim. most
important to nsk \"i. Mn 1—
that is—Edith (sofil-, —Whu. sit
Edgar" Edgar—Ma-, I —Edith,
would you be willing r.r> have our
names printed in the pipers, with a
hyphen between 1
Clerical Man—"Onn [gets job
to raise a little religib is enthusiasm
in your church 1" Deacon—" Who
are you?" "I uui a boy preacher."
"What is your age °" "Sixty-live."
"You won't do. We don't employ
auy boy preachers under seventy
this year.—Texas Sittings.
Another "dress suit suicide"
occured last week, this time in
Chicago. In addition to tho regulation dress suit the unhappy man
had arrayed himself in a grand new
shirt. With such a combination
of miseries tho cause for the rash
act is not hard to guess.—Ex.
A young man of Poughkeepsio
was so overjoyed at his admission to
the bar that lie lost his senses for a
time. He got out Eastman's brass
band of nineteen pieces, and
marched up and down the street
ahead of the drum major, carrying a
broom. Ho was arranging for fireworks and othor jubilations when
his frionds secured him.
Since Evo took such a prominent
part in the forbiddon fruit act,
woman has been blamed for nearly
everything. Woman, says an exchange, is really at the bottom of
the latest trouble between the
United States and Great Britain.
The chief subject of dispute in the
Behring Sea affair is the raw
material for the seal skin sacque.
Tho senior officer of tho Britisli
navy, both as regards rank and age,
is Admiral Sir Provo Wall's, who
was a lieutenant on board the Shannon when she captured tho American frigate Chesapeake, Juno 1,
1813. Both the captain and the
first lioutonnnt having been placed
Itors de combat early in the engage-'
ment, he assumed the command and
won tho victory in that memorable
action, Horn in 1791, he is now
98 years of ago, and although bedridden has retained all his mental
fttoultios. He holds the rank of
admiral of tho fleet, which is equiva
lent to tliat of a field marshal in
the army. tories.—Mail,
from Chicago by offering her $2,000
a year, whicli is $500 a year more
than she has been receiving. It is
said that a few old fogies in, the
church wanted to dispense with a
soprano and give the $2,000 a year
to the poor and needy, but the idea
was not entertained for a moment.
Isaac Pitman, the inventor of the
system of shorthand writing that
boars.his mime, is a good example of
vigorous and industrious old age.
Ho is past 76 years of age and
works daily from 6 in the morning
to 6 in tho evening'. He used to
work from 0 in tho morning until
10 at night, but now he says that he
is getting too old to work all day.
An English clergyman, it is said,
who was recently telling the story
of the Good Samaritan, got two
incidents in the Biblo rnixod, with
a decidedly ludicrous result. Aftor
reciting the good Samaritan's
promiso to the landlord of the inn.
"And when I come again I will
repay theo," he added, "This ho said,
knowing that he should see his face
no more."
In a conversation touching the
qualifications of-a man who was recently appointed resident minister
and consul-general to one of the
petty European courts, a Washing-
tpninn who knew him well said :
"I don't wish to cast any reflection
on what he knows, but if he only
know what he docs not know he
would be one of the wisest men in
tho world."
Anticosti is once more for sale,
but tenders must be in beforo the
twenty-ninth of the present montli.
The island, which is private property,
comprises about two million and a
half acres. It is a good placo for
sport, but settlers do not appear to
prosper upon it. The Canadians
who weut there some yoars ago
returned sadder nnd wiser adventurers.—Mail.
Ooningsby Disraeli, a nephew of
the former English Premier, has
mado his debut in British politics
with much the same audacity of
method wliich marked the earlier
efforts of his uncle to gain notoriety.
He is only twenty ono years old,
but did not hesitate to roundly abuse
Mr. Parnell and other prominent
Irish legislators in his maidon
speech at Bath.—.Ea-.
Hotel call-boy — "Madam, you
must hurry if you would save your
life. The hotel is all on fire. This
is the third time I have warned
you." Lady guest—"Well, tell the
firemen to keep the flames nuder
control until I take out my curl
papers and friz my hair. I just
know there's a great crowd of men
down there and some of them are
newspaper reporters."   .-
A bombshell has been thrown
into the scientific world through the
discovery of Mr. Brereton Baker, of
Dulwich College, about oxygens
That gas, which is known as the
,'iTtt. iioent of combustion, -loses its
character when dried. It becomes
inert, Kven charcoal will not burn
in it when licat"d to redness, nor
phosphorous become luminous, As
yet there is no explanation.
A distinguished lawyer of Brooklyn snid : "Not long ago I was
talking with Mr. Blaine ahout
Colonel Robert G. Ingersoll, whom
wc both very greatly admire for his
wonderful talents. I made the
remark that it was my belief that
Oolonel Ingersoll would ultimately
renounce his agnosticism. Mr.
Blnine said : 'I think so, too, and
I shouldn't be surprised to see him
some day in the pulpit." '
Tlie Difference.—Stern father—
Do you not know that it is gambling
to play marbles for keeps ? Guilty
son—No, sir. Was it gambling
when you and those gentlemen
played curds for pennies the other
night when mamma was out? Stern
father (less sternly)—Well—ahem
—you soe—my son, you nre too
young to understand the differenoe
in such things. Thore's a nickel;
go und buy yourself some now
marbles.
Many a child goes astray simply
because homo lacks sunshine. A
child needs smiles as much us flowers
need sunshine. If homo is the
place where faces are sour and words
harsh and fault finding is ever
going on, children spend as many
hours as possible elsewhere. Let
every father and mother then try to
be happy; let them look happy ; let
them talk to thoir ohildren, especially the little ones, in such a way
as to make them happy.—Ex.
The Mormon hierarchy has purchased several thousand acres of
land from tho Gait Railway Oompany, and a Mormon colony from
Utah and Idaho is on its way, bag
and baggage, to tho new field for
settlement. We have already some
Mormons in the North-West; but
these are understood to bo content
with one wife, They did not come
from Utah. The Utah and Idaho
Mormons are, howover, polygamous.
Thoy must leaye their superfluous
wives behind them, or Canada must
erect somo more gaols in the  terri-
A call has been issued to Spiritualists throughout the world to attend
a universal conference of believers
at Paris in September. The fundamental principles of belief which
shall entitle delegates to representation in that unique body are: First,
the immortality of the soul; second,
the communion % with those who
have passed away into spirit land;
third, our responsibility for all
thoughts and deeds, and fourth, the
fact that we have a spiritual ns well
as a physical body.
"Andy Pickup," says a Missouri
paper, "called on ye editor on Tuesday and left a basket of oggs laid
by his famous Plymouth Rock
ohickens. We trust that when
Andy again makes us a similar
present, he will bring the eggs into
the office by way of the door. In his
haste he fired them at us through
tho window, and as they woro laid
last season, our clothing has since
been a reproach to journalism. We
thank Andy for the gift, but we
do not approve of his style of mtik
ing the presentation."
At the closing session of the
Mormon conference George Q.
Cannon read the statistics of the
ohurch which aro: Twelve apostles,
70 patriarchs, 3,719 high-priests,
11,805 elders, 2,069 priests, . 2,292
teachers, 11,610 deacons! 81,899
families, 115,915 oflicers nnd members, and 49,302 children under
eight years of age, a total Mormon
population of 153,911. The number
of marriages for the Bix months
ending April 6, 1888, was 530;
births 3,754; new members 488 ;
excomniunicationSj 113.
The London Spectator may have
an eye for color, but it is not always
the right color. This literary journal,
referring to tho complexions that
form under the South African sun,
compares it with tho "parchment
color of the Yankee, tlio grayness of
the Australian, the frosty purple of
the Oanadian, eto." Now, wo take
exception to this misleading reference to Oanada; the others seem
appropriate enough. Just imagino
calling tho bright, ruddy hue in tlie
cheeks under our invigorating
climate purple. The critic has
never sniffed a Lake Ontario winter
breeze in his life.—Empire.
It costs at the rate of over $25
per head to govern the City of
Buenos Ayres, Argentine Eepublic,
with a population of only 470,000,
and this amount of taxation covers
only the "debt servico" and tho cost
of every day administration. The
last city budget dealt with the tidy
little, sum of $15,244,000, of which
about half is met by taxation and
the remainder by borrowing. The
"debt service" ulone cost $2,000,000,
and-Ihe sanitary ■ service: another
million. The ordihary ' municipal
administration costs $5,000,000,
and the remaining $7,000,000 are
for extraordinary expenditures, such
!lis making and paving new streets,,
building a new hospital, etc.. Whnt
rich pickings there must be for tho
Buenos Ayrcan boodlers \—Ex.
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The name Jack is said to be a corruption of the world Jacobus,
Jaques, or James. The flag was
adopted 101 years before the two
kingdoms wero united, TJuring
that time they were separate' kingdoms, with as it happened, one
ruler, In 1801, when Ireland was:
taken iuto the union, the cross of
St. Patrick was added.
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ANOTHER CARLOAD!
A rather surprising incident took
place at the general assembly of the
church of Scotland the otlier day.
A committee submitted the proof
of a volume of prayers for family
worship. In a warm speech Principal Cunningham moved that the
book bo referred back to committee,
so that the Apostles' Creed might
be omitted from it. A debate of a
more or less exciting kind followed,
and finally Dr. Cunningham's motion
was rejected, only himself and one
otlier member recording their votes
for it. Tlie occurrence created surprise, us tho general supposition
was that the creed referred to was
an expression of the common beliefs
of most Christians. Dr. Cunningham said he did not believe in tho
clause which said that Christ descended into hell.
An English friond of the late
Laurence Oilphant says that there
never was a man so indifferent
about money. He camo one duy to
a bank in London, and asked for a
box that he had long ago deposited
there, and which he believed to
contain valuable securities and important papers. The box was
brought; he had no key, and there
was none in the possession of the
custodians of the box. It was
therefore broken open. What was
the contents 1 A battered old meerschaum pipe, and nothing more,
And what were tho results of this
discovery on Oilphant I Not any
expression of disappointment or
regret, but peal upon peal of that
delightful and infectious laughter
which all who knew him will ever
connect with the personality of
Laurence Oilphant.
The following from an exchange
is said to be the origin and history
of the "Union Jaok." "The Union
Jaok bears on a blue ground the red
oross of St. George for England, the
white diagonal cross of St. Androw
for Sootland, and the red diagonal
cross-of St. Patrick for Ireland.
The original Uniou Jack waa
adopted in, 1?06, threo years after
James VI. of Scotland became King
of England, and consisted of the
crosses of St, Georgo and St, Andrew,
Estimating in tho June Forum
the relative importance in the education of an English-speaking man
of the ancient and tho modern
languages, Prof, John Stuart Blackie
says: ''While 'Latin and Greek
will never cease to hold their place
in the front rank of educational
agents it is an anachronism of the
grossest kind to insist on a prolonged
study of these two dead languages
as the necessary basis for the
general culturo of a well-educated
gentleman ih the latter end of this
nineteenth century ; the more so,
tliat experience has taught that
out of twenty young men who have
been driven through this routine of
the dead languages at school, in
after-life mako no use of thom, and
the fruits which their boasted classical training has to show are in the
inverse ratio of' the labor spent
upon it,"
. It is proposed in Montreal, says
an exohange, that each alderman
wears badge in ordor that ho may
be distinguished from the ordinary
ratepayer, and that ho may receive
from policemen, firemen, and the
publio generally the deference duo
to the municipal rank. The idea is
novel and not at all bad. In olden
times an alderman was distinguished
from common mortals by his massive
proportions. But lately the electors
have been voting in municipal contests regardless altogether of the
size and weight of the candidates.
The result now-a-days is that one
may pass an alderman on the street
without knowing it, If a tag bo
attached to each city father this
sort of thing will not occur again.
It is not proposed that thero be a
number on the badge. The intett
tion is to have a plain label informing the pub'.iu that tho wearer is an
alderman.
A most amusing episode of the
land league agitation happened at
Portlaw, Oounty Waterford, a short
time ago, says an exchange. A
meeting was held to denounce a man
named Hiokey, who, in defiance of
tho league, had rented a farm from
which a tenant had been ovieted,
When the men had iheir say, two
girls named Margaret Slieehnn and
Mary Sullivan got up and respect,
ively prop6st!d,"'atl'il .'seconded tlio
following extraordinary resolution'1'
"Thut we, the young girls of Water-
ford, Tipperary, and Kilkenny,
resolve and promise ibis dny, before
this vast multitude, to treat with
scorn and contempt any matrimonial proposals from Michael
Hickey;" Hickey' should now
iiiiitute pickeril"1 'character and
inform Mary or Margaret that
Barkis is willin'. There-appears io
bo no other way of escaping such
boycott ns this.
One of the funniest, recent storios
of James Gordon Benhdtt Comes
across the Atlantic in a private
letter, It is suid that Mr. Bennett,
after Botne unpleasantness with the
managers of a will-known club at
Nice, went to visit liis friend Prince
of Monaco, The two aro old
chums, but in this instance they
quarrelled, and the princeling gave
ordors that the American millionaire
should bo excluded from the borders
of the principality. Now, ns all
the world knows, the palace at
Monaco stands on a great rock overhanging tlio Meditteriinean, Mr.
Bennett's yacht lay near at hand,
and, after tho quarrel, he went on
board uud spent the night steaming
up and down in front of tho castlo
with the foghorn blowing evory
other minute. The disturbed
prince next morning made peace
with his old friend, and Mr. Bennett
returned to Monaco.
The "Christian Scientists" in the
United States havo recently discovered that thoy aro abovo the law
in tho mutter of marriage and
divorce. A few days ago the ohief
priestess in a Now York "healing
temple," Mrs. Mary Plunkett,
divorced herself from hor Iiusband
by inducing him to sign with her a
document declaring their marriage contract null and void, With
very little delay sho married another
"henler," tho ceremony consisting
merely of a declaration by both in
the presenco of witnesses that they
were man and wife. When interviewed on the subject the new husband said: "There ia a truo soul mate
for evory person, nnd we aro consoious
thnt wo nro marriod." Whatever
may bo said of this doctrine it is certain that the methods of divorco and
marriuge adopted by the "healers"
nre convenient nnd inexpensive. It
may bo, however, that the rudo arm
of the law may complicnto matters a
littlo and rentlar tho honeymoon of
the priestess and her metaphysical
husband somewhat unpleasant.—Ex.
Just Received, Direct from Hamilton.
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Pi'CSi. Elcg&atciies.
St. Louis, June 14.—One of the
most extensive stock yard deals ever
consummated was made here yesterday. The Fairbank Canning Co., of
Chicago, bought the East St. Louis
Dressed Beef Oo. The trade includes
100 refrigerator cars. Fairbank agrees
to slaughter daily in the East St.
Louis ivorks at least 1,000 head of oattle.   Tho prico paid ia $500,000.
Washington, June 14.—The au-
jutautiKeueral this morning received
the following telegram from Assiatant-
Adju'ant-f'i'iioral Williams at Chicago:
"A telegram hus beon received in
consequence of a telegram dated yesterday, .ent from Mora station, twenty-live miles from Mille Lac reservation, to Governor Merriam, that the
Chippewns there had the night beforo
begun driving out the settlers nnd had
killed and wounded six. I sent last
night three companies ot tho third
infantry from Fort Snelling to repress the troublo. Captain Stouch
reports this morning frum Mora
that the report there is thnt
one man was shot, but the circum-
tances are not known. The original
report was probably an exaggeration
of the actual facts, and the condition
will be ascertained by Capt. Stouch.
(Signed) Rugcr, Brigadier general
commanding."
Washington, June 14.—Tho Berlin
negotiations for the Samoan treaty are
at an end, and the despatches received
at the state department this afternoon
atate the protocol was signed liy
all the cmniissioners to-dny iu Berlin.
It is now understood that the agreement originally, submitted to tho state
department was found to be entirely
satisfactory to the president, to Secretary Bliine and the rest of the cabinet.
The stato department officials are not
certain whether or not tiie treaty
should bo made public before tlie
meeting of congress. As a formal
treaty, pertaining to international
questions, it will have to bo submitted
to the senato, but a simple agreomont
the state department has power tn
make public ltd provisions at its dis
creiion.
New Orleans, June 15.—News has
just been brought here bya geiitlenr u
trom Brazil, who says that smallpox
and yellow fever aro raging in u very
violent form not alone in Uio Janeiro,
but through all the states within 2,000
miles of that city. The death rate for
13 days at Santos waB 70 per cent.
and people who could do so were leaving iu droves.
Johnstown, Pa., June 15.—This
morning a hundred and fifty laborers
were added to the number already engaged iu removing the wreckage frnm
shove Stone bridge. For a time the
work progressed very satisfactorily
but a heavy rain storm came up, however, and compelled all the workmen
to seek Bhelter, The flames in the
wreckage are burning furiously this
moruing, having gained such headway
that thu heavy rain had but little of-
feot in extinguishing them. Contractor
McKnight says if he can keep the
Area burning at iheir present volume
during to-day and to-night, the big
raft will be entirely uut of the way by
to-inoiT'W Dynamiting waa kept up
thruug'i the night and this morning.
Som\j of the explosions were so heavy
the people ill their houses on Prospect
hill left i hem, fearing they would fall.
New Yobk, Jn, 15 Judge Andrews
in court, of Oyer and Terminer, heard
argumeii's to-day upon writs of habeas
corpus in caaea Maronoy-McDonald.
Asst. district attorney MacDonnald,
read re urns to writ*, including telegrams from Chicago, and affidavit
mado thereon by Deteotive Vonger-
iohten, together with the subsequent
commitment by the police magistrate.
The answers of prisoners are a general
denial of any complicity whatever in
the commission of the Cronin murder;
that their detention was illegal and
olaiming they were in New York on
the day the crime was co,omitted, concluding with offers uf evidence in support of an alibi. Tho judge took the
papers and reserved hia decision.
Galveston, June 15.—City of Mexico advices any the Merced market rout
fell iu yesterday, burying nearly fifty
persons. Soldiers are at work removing the debris and searching for bodies.
There are already taken out eight dead
and a number of wounded.
Washinoton, June 15.—The oornp-
trollor of currency received a telegram
to-day from the cashier of the Puget
Sound National Bank, at Seattle,
saying the lots to the bank by the tire
is nominal. All the vaults stood the
test well. The bank is now doing
businesa in temporary quarters.
San Fkancisco, June 15.—Nine
boxes of contraband opium wore found
thiB morning by a customs officer in the
furled sails of the str. Oity of Sydney,
which arrived from Hong Kong a few
days ago. This is the second seizure
made on the vessel.
Los Anoelbs, Juue 16. — Frank
Lauterio, deputy-county auditor, has
juat beon indicted by the grand jury
for presenting a fraudulent warrant on
the city treasury.
Tui.aue, Oal,, June 15.—Oity Marshall Murray arrived in town this
morning from the mountains, south of
here, where he captured W. Bice,
who ia wanted in Lincoln, III, for the
murder of a child aome time ago. The
sheriff of Lincoln is on hia way here
with the nocossary papers.
Ohioaoo, June 15.—The grand jury
in the Oronin case resumed their work
this morning by considering the matter
of Sullivan's speculations, and examined the clerks of Moore & J. L. Los-
ler & Oo.
London, June 15.—A special despatch to the Daily News from Belgrade
says: M. Persinno, minister of Russia
to Servia, bus proposed in the name of
hia government tho immediate conclusion of a military convention between Russia and Sorvin. The Servian
regents receivo tho proposition with
favor.
Berlin, June 15—The delegates to
the Samoan conference have separated
with mutual feelings of tho most cor-
iH.J nature. The negotiations havo
been in the higheat degree satisfactory.
Secrecy of tho contents of the treaty is
strictly enjoined, and must not be
made public until the matter comes
before tho senate of the U. S. for confirmation. Notwithstanding it is generally known tho furthor provisions of
the treaty are all certain to transpire
in tlie interval. The attitude of the
Bonute towards the treaty is the only
matter now remaining which is causing
nny anxiety.
Livekpool, June 15,—The British
steamship Kansas was in collision this
morning in the Morsey, with the
British Bteamahip Seaostria. Both
were badly damaged und had to be
dooked.   No one waa injured.
Ottawa, June 15.—It ia learned on
good authority that arrangemonta for
a fast mail steamship line on the Atlantic have been'pratioally olosed botween the Andersons nnd the government. Anderson snys that the new
boats will be twenty knot bouts, although not milking 20 knots per hour
in all places and all kinds of   weather.
Ottawa, June 15.--The formation
of a battalion in London, Ont., to replace the 7th fuaileers, lately disbanded, has been authorized.
Montreal, June 17.—Fifteen acres
of flames aro rasing at Mile End, a
Buburb of Montreal. There is no wator
near the sceno. The inhabitants of.
the village and workmen aro at the
place on fire, aud the firemen of thiB
city are giving up the hopeless task of
cheeking the flames by ordinary means.
They have been provided with shovels
and picks and have thrown up earth
works across the path of the fire. The
fire started in the Bushnell Iron Works,
controlled by tho Standard Oil Company. The works havo a fire department of their own. They attempted
to cope with the flames without calling
thu nssistauco of tho Montreal department, but before anybody realized the
extent of tho bluze it had extended to
one of the receivers of tho company,
which blew up and spread tho blazing
oil in all directions for a radius of 200
ytirde.
Montreal, Juno 17.—Last nights
fire at Mile End destroyed the Bush
Hell Oil Refinery, ten freight cars and
other property. Tho loss is over a
quarter of a million dollars.
Ottawa, Juno 17.—The Dominion
government has instructed tho commanders of government cruisers not to
overlook nny infraction of the fishery
regulations, but to seize any vessel
guilty of violating the law when the
evidence will warrant suoh a step.
Winnipeg, Juno 17.~Last night
the chief of police arrested Martin
Burk, alias Delaney, wanted for complicity in the Cronin niurder,
New York, June 17.—The Chicago
men sent here to identify Maroney and
and McDonald through their photographs, us the men concerned in renting the Carlson cottage where Oronin
was murdered, visited the tombs this
morning. They failed to recognize
either of the men. Later Judge Andrews, in the superior court, rendered
hiB decision, discharging the two men
from custody on the ground that the
evidence was nut sufficient to connect
either of them with tho Oronin murder.
New Vork, June 17..—James Boyd,
a purler on steamer Colon, of the Paoifio Mail Line, whioh arrived from Aspinwall on Saturday, wub arreaied and
held to-day on tho charge of smuggling
8500 worth of opium. Ten packages
were found on his peraon, and ten
more in his bunk.
Johnstown, Pa., June 17.—Six
bodie- were found this morning but
could nut bu identified. A lot of drift
near the bridge was burned away this
morning. Col. Rogers, chief of the
bureau of information, to wh mi was
referred the work of identifying the
dead, has completed and submitted his
report to General Hastings. He says
on the face of the returns 4,125 persons appear to have been lost, but
making duo ul'.owanco for the prune-
ness to exaggeration in estimating the
crowds and the population, he believes
the total number of lost will not ex-
con! 3,000. Tho work of rebuilding
ia being pushed rapidly.
Kansas City, Mo., June 17.—A
terrible calamity has fallen upon
Uniontown and Belletown, in Kansas,
and the country arouud thein. A violent wind and rain storm missed ovor
that Bection and an unprecedented fall
of rain caused n dam above Uniontown
to broak, and tho whole village waa
Bwept away. Two women and four
children are known to have been
drowned, and it iB feared the loss of
life ia heavier.
Martinsboro, Va.,Junol7.—There
was a heavy storm in the southern
part of Berkeley county last evening,
accompanied by a terrific gale of wind,
causing great damage. The wind
Bturui wub followed by a terrible
thunder storm, and this was succeeded
by a destructive hail storm. The hailstones in aome plaoes were three to
four inohes deep. The orops and trees
were ruined. The live stook was
badly bruised and in some instances
killed. Houses and barns were wrocked
by the wind, No loss of life is reported.
Ohioaoo, June 17.—The grand
jury resumed proceedings in the Oronin case thiB morning. The first witness examined waa James P. Quinn,
a hat dealer, who witnessed tho fight
between Detective Coughlan and P.
O. Sullivan and a man named Roach,
and who also overheard Coughlan say
that a prominent Catholic would soon
not hold his head bo high.
London, June 17.—Stanley's agent
is here arranging for a lecture tour for
him for October. Hia return here before autumn is regarded aa a certainty.
/
London, Juno 17.—Iu the Cork
Yacht club regatta to-day Dunravens
yacht Valkyrie won easily, Yuruna
second, Doerhound third.
London, Juno 17.—The Prince of
Wales presided at n meeting which was
held to-day nt Marlborough house by
the sympathizers of the late Father
Darnien, the leper priest of Sandwich
Islands. Resolutions wero adopted to
erect a memorial to the brave priest
on the Island of Molukai, the scene of
Father Damien's labors, and to construct a leper ward in connection with
London Hospital to encourago the
study of the dread disease.
London, June 17.—ltoferring tothe
victory of the Valkyrie in the Queenstown regatta, the ii'i-mes Bays, "It was
just bucIi weather us the Valkyrie is
likely to sail in the Amerioa Cup
match. In nothing could it be more
satisfactory than the way she acquitted
heraelf."
Ottawa, June 17.—Mr. Chisholm
and his niece, Miss Chiaholm, leave tonight for the west. They will stop at
Calgary and Banff en route. Mr. Chisholm is completely restored to health.
Considerable consternation haa been
caused in Salvation Army circles by
the publication of a book entitled
"Modern Papacy, or behind the aoenes
in the Salvation Army," wliich casts
considerable reflection on tho management of Army officers in Canada, ea
pecially on the financial portion thereof.
Dr. Smith, medical superintendent of
the leprosy lazaretto at Iracadie, N.
B., who was appointed by the Dentin
ion government to mako an examination, discovered three oases of leprosy
in different parts of Cape Breton. The
patients will be taken to Iracadie,
'Manotiok, Ont., June 18.—At
midnight last night, the residence of
Richard Wilson, of Gloucester, took
fire. There was only one door to the
house, and when William awoke, he
found the flames covered the only
means of escape. His family consisted
of a wifo and five children. After a
desperate light with the flames, Wilson
succeeded in saving three children,
but the wife and two youngest children were burned to death. Wilson
wus found by the neighbors some distance from the ruins of the liouse,
almost naked, badly burned and delirious.
Portland, Or., June 18.—Tlie an-
nuul election of the Oregon and Transcontinental and Oregon Railway and
Navigation companies wore hold yesterday. Villard got nway with the
former and a compromise was affected
whereby the latter will be managed
ns part of tho Union Pncitic system,
the Northern Pacifio to have nothing
to do with it. Appended is the now
directory: H. Villard, E. Abbott 0 L.
Oolby, Joseph S. Deoker, Colgate
Hoyt, Chas. H. Ropes, C. A. Spoffnrd
and Heotor H. Tvndale, of New York,
T. H. Bortlett, C. B. Bellinger, A. D.
Charlton, 8. G. Fulton, M. G. Hall,
C. H. Preacott, Joseph Simon, Paul
Sohulze, Geo. H. Williams of Portland, the directors re-elected the old
officers.
Johnstown, June 18.—Dynamiting
was resumed this morning with good
effect. The quantity of explosive is
now limited to 25 pounds for each
charge, instead of 500 and 600 pounds
used yesterday, prior to the citizen's
protest. With the exception of the
Wire Mill the Cambrian Iron Oo. atate
they are now ready for operation in all
departments. Rails will be made in a
day or two. The large number of men
now employed at work will be permanently retained in the employ of
the Co. The election in Oonemaugh
Valley, iucludingihiacityandaurrouud-
ing boroughs, promises to be very
quiet To-day in the first ward of
Cambria city but eight votes had been
polled at ono o'clock, and a corresponding light poll in nil other precincts
heard from. The thoughts of the
voters are evidently on other thinga
than politics.
Boston, June 18 —This morning
Pages' wharf, in Charlestown, caved
in because of excessive weight. Several men were killed nnd drowned.
A large detail of police has been sent
to the scene.
Grass Valley, Oal., June 18.—
Lar? night Emily Florence Lord, the
sixteen year old daughter of J. P.
Lord, a stone cutter, was found dead
at a ranch 20 miles west of here. She
had been living there while her father
was in town, and at 5 o'clock waa in
good spirits. When found there was
a bullet hole through her head and a
live shooter pistol olose by the body.
It is aaid a party from San Francisco
threatened her lifo some days ago.
The matter ia being investigated.
Berlin, June 18.—A fortnight ngo
Count Von Waldereoe, commander-in-
chief of the German armies, handed lo
the emperor a memorial showing that
Riibb a is actively increasing her army
and beseeching his majosty to ask the
Czar what his* intentions were. The
emperor was greatly irritated at the representations contained in the document, but was persuaded by Bismarck
that Russia's preparations had no warlike significance.
London, June, 18.—Francis Dar-
bishire applies for a divorce from his
wite on gronnd of hor nlloged adultery
with George Baird, while recently attending the race course with the latter. Mrs. Darbishire was the widow
ofLyttonSothorn.theactorandshe herself aots at Olympio theatre under the
name of Agnes Hewitt. Darbishire
also claims £10,000 damages from
Baird.
London, June 18.—At Ascot today, the raoe for the Prince of Wales
stakes, was won by Donovan, Royal
Star socond, Enthusiast third.
Paris, Juno 18,—The Temps affirms
that the Boulanger version of the
secrot suppliea for the army is incorrect. That journal says 170,000 uniforms were ordered by special decree,
but that this was done oarly in 1887,
some time beforo the Schnabol incident, and was not occasioned by it, ae
General Boulanger asserts,
Paris, June 18.—It is reported
Adelina Patti ia aoriously ill.
VICTORIA NEWS.
Special to the Columbian.
Victoria, Juno 15.—Viotoria has
the nucleus of very good zoological
garden at Beacon Hill park It is be
ing added to almost daily by the addition of various native animals. In the
near future this will be one of the
features of the city.
Thia afternoon there will be cricket
and music at Beacon Hill.
The St. Andrews and Caledonian
enclosed grounds will bo opened this
afternoon by the seventh league game
of base ball between the James Bays
and Maple Leafs. In future theso
games will probably be held within the
enclosed grounds.
The str. Sardonyx leaves this afternoon for the North. Among others
aboard will bo a surveying party for
Queen Charlotte Ialand. Their primary object will be locating coal lands.
They will be absent throe or four
montha.
The Swiftsure, Ioarua and Amphion,
the threo war ships, will go to Vancouver on Dominion Day. After assisting the Vaiicouveritea in celebrating Canada's national day, tho three
ships Bail for a cruiso in Alaskan
waters. They may be absent about
six weeka or two months. It is not
thought now the cruise is for the purpose of protecting sealers, but merely
for the purpose of keeping the men
from getting rusty.
The contract to build the electric
tramway in this city waa let this morning to F. H. Osgood, representing the
Thomson-Houston Electrical Co., of
Chicago.
Rev. Mr. Starr last night preached
a local sermon, hitting the vices of the
city straight from the shoulder.
Joe Howard, a pugilist, was arrested
lust night for robbery.
Mrs. Somniers, of Cedar hill, died
yesterday from cancer.
A printer named Bland was knocked
down by an Island Railway train He
is pretty badly hurt, but will likely re-
couver,
A boxing and wrestling match between the Jup and Faulkner takes
place to-night nt Philharmonic Hall.
Victoria, June 18.—W. C. Van
Horne and party left for Puget Sound
this morning. They return east via
the Northern Pacific.
The schooner C. H. Tupper, which
lately arrived from Halifax, has been
chartered by Messrs. Bartholonew &
Baker to transport a submarine cable
and othor telegraph supplies to the
Sandwich Islands. She sails today,
via Vancuuver.
The China steamer passed up at 9
o'clock thiB morning for Vancouver.
S.S. Corona arrived this morning with
u largo Raymond excurision party
aboard. The excursionists are enjoy
ing themselves driving and walking
around the city and environs. The
steamer sailed at 4 o'elook thii afternoon for Alaska.
The str. Geo. W. Elder has arrived
at Nanaimo from Alaska and will arrive here at 4 a. m., land passengers
and mails and proceed to the sound.
The Walla Walla sailed for San
Francisco at one o'clock thiB afternoon
with a hundred puasengera and a full
cargo.
The war ahips aro cruising around
the straits to-day.
Job printing of all kinds neatly done
at the Colombian office. Prices will be
found aa low aa at anv other offioe in
to i> ovince —Aiv,
By-Law No. 32.
WHEREAS IT 18 EXPEDIENT AND
necessary to raise by loan the sum
of Two Thousand Dollars 182,000.00], payable within Flvo LSI years from the time
this By-law shall be Anally passed and
take effect, with Interest at the rate of
Seven |7j per centum per annum, to be
applied to the purchase of n Municipal
Hull and Orounds lor tho Oorporation ot
the Municipality of Chilliwhaok;
And whereas the sum of Ave hundred
and forty dollar. [St.10.OOJ will be required
to be raised annually for paying the interest nod creating nn equal yearly sinking fund fnr paying the said principal
sum of Two Thousand Hollars [J2,000.ii0],
according to the "Municipalities Act,
1881," chap. Ill;
And whereas tho wholo rateable property of the municipality, according to
the last revised assessment roll, being
thut lor the year A. u. 1888, la of the
union ut ol 841-1,(123.00;
And whereas, to raise the sum of
8-^0 (HIyciirli,tin-annual special rate on
the collar upon the Bald rateable property
will require to be 1% mills ln the dollar:
Therefore, the Reeve and Oouncil of
the Corporation of the Municipality of
Clillliwhuck enuct as follows:
The suld imm of Two Thousand Dollars
[8-.IH1II 00] shall be raised by loan upon tho
credit of this municipality.
Debentures In sums of not less than
One Hundred Dollars [8100.00] shall he
issued by tlie Council, not exceeding lu
Ihe wholo the sum of Two Thousand
Dollars [82,000.00].
'1 ho debentures slinll be payable on the
1st day of July, III tiie yenr of our Lord
ouo thousand fight hundred and ninety
four, and bear i uteres! at the rate of seven
per een um per annum, payable on the
tlrst day of January and July, lu each
year.
The debenturea may be made payable
at nuv placo wllhln the Province of British Columbln, In lawful currency of
Canada.
The said sum of Two Thousand Dollars
[82,000.00], being the amount, required for
the purpose In l he recital mentioned, and
necessary to defray the expenses thereof,
shall be laid out aud expended lu tbe
{lurchnseof n Municipal Hull and grounds
or the use of tho said corporation of the
Municipality of chilliwhack, and the
said hnll uml grounds shull be purchased,
subject to n reservation for tho yearly uso
thereof, free of charge, by the Chilllwhack
Agricultural Society for tho purposo of
holding their annual exhibition.
Tho said annual special rate of 1% mills
on the doi lar upou fhe assessed value of
all the rateable property ln tho municipality, over and nbovo und ln addition to
all other rates and taxes whatsoever,
shall be raised, levied and collected In
each and evory. year from the year A. D.
1889, to tho year A. D. 1893, both Inclusive,
for fhe purposo of paying the snld Bum of
two thousand dollars [82,000.00] and Interest thereon as aforesaid.
This By-law shall come into force and
tako effect on tho first day of July, A. D,
1889.
This By-law may bo cited for all pur-
Gosesusthe "Municipal Loan By-law of
ISO."
Read a third time by the Muntolpal
Councilor Ohilliwhack,this 17th day of
May, A. D. 1889.
Received tho assent of the electors the
3rd dny of June, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered, adopted, finally passed,
signed and the corporate seal appended
thereto on tho 8th day of June, A. D, 1889.
S. CAWLEY, Reeve,
8. A. CAWLEY, O.M.O.
R. J. ARMSTRONG,
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Anno-iu's TJnc. KCa-ms,
-A-rnao-ar's TJnc. Bacon,
rio-ar. Bran.. Sliorte,
•S-HIOHEST PRICES PAID FOR FARM PRODUCE.
noidwiy Scou liar-Armstrong Block, Columbia St.
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DRY GOODS
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GROCERIES
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NEW WESTMINSTER, ^HftTC
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GRANVILLE STREET.
LONDON, ENG. .07 cannon st.
Farming Lands ^Town Lots
OF AU DESCRIPTIONS FOR SALE.
Business Property.
Lot facing on Colnmbla and Front Sta.,
in central portion of the city; several
buildings bring good rent—$22,000.00.
Lot 4, Block 7, near Lytton Square,
60x132 feet, fronting on Columbia and
Front Sts.-$6,000.00.
Corner Lot on Columbia St., 33x66 feet—
$4,000.00,
Also—Lot and Building with atock of
Goods, one of the best businesa stands
iu the oity.
Improved Residential Property
Lot 15, Blocs 13; two houses rented at
payir,b azures—$4,500.00.
House and Lot on Lome St,, near Col-
nmbia-$1250.00.
Loti 4, 5 tt ft, Block 10; good house,
garden, ftc; choice residence property
-$5,260.00.
Corner Lot on Columbia St,; fenced and
cleared-$1500.00.
House and Lot on Columbia St.; one of
the finest residences in the city—$7,-
000.00.
House and Lot on Royal Avenne, near
Douglas St.—$2,000.00.
House and 3 Lots, corner Royal Avease
and St. Patriok'B St,; no better resi.
donee site in the city—$10,000.00.
I acre, vrith 7 housei, neu the Park—
$6,000.00.
Vacant Residential Property.
Lot 1, Block 28; corner let on Agnes Bt;
fine residence site—$1200.00.
Lots on St. Andrew's St., near Queen1*
Avenue—$500.00 each.
Lota on Montreal, Douglas and Halifax Sta., near Clinton St.; fine viewe
and well situated-$3,'0.00, $375.00,
$500.00.
Lot on Melbourne St., near Clinton- ■
$300.00.
Lot 9, Sub-Block 10; fine residence lote—
$250.00.
Lots on Pelham St, near Mary—$60040
each.
Lot on Pelham St., near St. Andrew'*;
fine sitc-$500.00.
Lot on St. John'B St., near Melbourne—
$350.00.
Lot in St. Andrew's Square—$S00.0O.
Lots in Bloek fronting on North Am
road; finest chance in the market foi
rosidonco or speculation—$125,00 W
$175.00.
Lots in Subdivision of Lot II, sub-Bloc''
12—$80.00 to $125,00.
Lots in Subdivision of Lot 17, sub-Bloc
13—$160.00 each.
Lota in Westmlnater Addition at $15,00
to $50.00,
4-fMltte Weekly British Columbian
Wi-di,isio.} .lloi-nliix. June •!•■
The recuperative powers of modern
eities is receiving a striking exemplification in the experience through
whioh oar neighboring city of Soul tie
IB passing. Laid in tho ashes, but
last Thursday, the queen city of the
Sound is already rising out of her
ruins, bright with promise. The
temporarily defeated, but far from
disheartened, citizens commenced,
before the cindors and ashes of the
old Seattlo had cooled, to lay out
tho Seattle of the future on a
grander scale than formerly, uud
actually became enthusiastic because' they hud nn opportunity
of widening and straightening
their streets and prohibiting all
wooden buildings in the new fire
limits. In eighteen months, it is
predicted by some of the Seattle
"rustlers," the city will be built
np grander than its citizens
have ever dreamed of. The hope,
cheerfulness, pluck and enthusiasm
■manifested by all is practically mi
bounded. At the time of the fire
the city hau collected about $600
for the Johnstown sufferers, and
when the suggestion was made, at a
public meeting, after the conflagration had done its destructive work, to
keep the money for their own wants,
which were urgent enough, the proposition was scouted almost with indignation and the money immediately forwarded to those with the greatest need. Seattle will undoubtedly
gain more as a oity than she lost, by
the fiery scourge.
There has been some excuse lately,
in the consideration and pending of
momentous civic matters, now most
happily settled by the royal vote
Ihursday, to permit a state of quiescence and inaction in exhibition
affairs, but tho time has arrived unmistakably when active measures
must be inaugurated without delay.
Everything favors such n course,
thero are no obstacles in the way,
no reasons whatever for delay, while
the shortness of the time—less than
four months intervening between
now and the date for the exhibition,
2nd, 3rd, and 4th of October—renders it imperative that the utmost
promptness und activity be exercised
henceforward. There is obviously
not r. moment to lose, either in preparing the grounds and buildings,
in issuing the prize lists and other
■wise properly advertising tlm show,
and in making tho various other arrangements which must be made if
tho exhibition is to attain to that
success which every citizen, especially, hopes and expects, and which
it will bo in a measure to our disgrace if we fail to insure. Now that
the money will be forthcoming for
the park improvements, whatever
else is or is not undertaken, there
should be no delay in selecting a
piece of ground for exhibition purposes, clearing it thoroughly, and
preparing at once co erect thereon
creditable buildings for exhibition
purposes. PUns and estimates
should be male for these buildings
immediately, so that the ordinary
delays in such matters may not ren-
der it impossible to have tho buildings couple: i-i I in time. As we
stated in an item the other day,
farmers and otheis throughout the
province are beginning to be anxious
for information about the approaching exhibition, and unless immediate
stops are taken to disseminate this
information, wo shall bo repeating
one of the most serious blunders of
former years, with like results. It
should bo horno in mind by nil those
who have in hand the furtherance
and interest of the show thut it is a
provincial exhibition, and not merely
a local affair, that is to be held here
this fall, and every possible endeavor
should lie usod to umbo it provincial
in character and extent. Something
should be (lone, too, to induce visitors from outside tho province to
attend the exhibition. We hopo that
the oity council, the directors of the
agricultural association, and every
one in the city, distriot and province
interested, will net promptly and
heartily in this matter, and there
can bn no fear but that the exhibition
will be a credit to tho city and
province, and fur in udvance of any
yet held in British Columbia.
We convoy to our readers this
week the welcome intelligence that
the by-laws have passed—the streets
and park improvement by-law by a
vote, of 262 to 40, and the water
works measure by a vote of 27i> to
32. The result, although practically
what was expected, will he most
gratifying to every clear-sigted well-
wisher of the city, There are a few,
it is truo, who voted against both bylaws—some of them good conservative souls, no doubt, who just had
to—who may not share in the general gratulation, but they cannot
very well help sharing in the benefits to follow, and most of them will
yot bless their stars that ihey were
in a hopeless minority yesterday.
Westminster has once more demon
strated, by this highly creditable
vote, that her watchword is progress,
The royal city has already established a reputation for doing what
it undertakes, handsomely, and this
last instance does not dishonor the
record. Such an uuaniuiity of expression, such a sinking of petty
differences, and a pulling together,
earnestly and enthusiastically, for
the common good, which has been
been manifested by the ratepayers
of Westminster in all matters afi'ect-
ina: the city's interests, for the last
yeiir or two,, is nothing short of a
revelation when compared with the
Westminster of old, and will not
fuil of its own reward. That is the
way towns are built up, by united,
earnest, intelligent, and, if possible,
unselfish, effort. In these respects,
although improving satisfactorily,
we might draw some wholesome
lessons from the undaunted and
enthusiastic cheerfulness with which
our unfortunate neighbor city,
Seattle, is pulling itself together
again and pluckily preparing to rise
from its ashes, fairer, stronger, and
more prosperous than before. There
is no use denying that, in city building, as in all the otlier affairs of life,
sentiment exercises a most potent
influence. What the French call
esprit de corps is essential to any
measure of success, whether the body
be an' association merely or a
metropolis. "As a man thinketh
so is he," says the wisest of Teachers, and ns a community thinks
and acts so, measurably, is its
character and destiny prefigured
and assured. Once succeed in culti-
watiug high ideals and public-spir-
itedness in a community of good
resources and natural advantages,
and its future is assured. We are
happy to be able to apply these
conditions to Westminster at tbe
present time. Both of the measures passed yesterday are of the
greatest importance at this particular juncture of our history. It
would have been madness to havo
treated either in any other way than
the electors have dono. The water
works by-law, especially, we consider was the most important measure, when all the circumstances are
considered, that evor has been, or
ever will be, placed before the ratepayers of Westminster. A fortunate (for the city) chain of circumstances—not omitting from these a
wide-awake mayor and council—
placed such an opportunity within
our grasp as any city might envy—
one of those rare chances that come
but seldom to individuals or communities—and the present and future
residents of the city—our cotemporaries as well as posteriry—will ever
bless the wielders of the ballot yesterday, that they were true to their
trust, and heartily supported the efforts of their shrewd and indefatigable council in building so wisely for
the future as well as the present.
There is no exaggeration about the
foregoing. Tho securing to Westminster of the exclusive ownership
and early completion of the Ooquitlam water works so far as the
supply for this city is concerned,
which the passing of the water
works by-law confers, is a matter upon which tho city can
stand a great deal of sincere congratulation, and this fact will appear
much more apparent as events mature. The streets and park debenture by-law has a great importance
of its own, and evory part of the
city will reap much needed and appreciated benefits from its passage,
before many months. There hus
been some street talk, it is reported,
ubout placing an injunction upon one
or both tho by-laws. We can hardly
believe that nny ono will be so
foolish as to subject himself to tho
deserved execration of his fellow-
citizens by putting an obstaclo in
the way of tho carrying out of the
people's wishes, that ut the worst
can be but temporary. We hope
that a better spirit may dictate a
more sensiblo course.
He Shot lit Files BUI Killed Himself.
Last evening shortly before 7 o'clock
Jnines Malcolm, ami of John Malcolm,
accidentally shot and killed himself in
his father's house on Nicol atreet. It
appears that the deceased had been on
a sjiree since Saturday afternoon. , Returning homo early Sitlitlny moruing
lie quarrelled with his yoniigin; brother
and simmvil u rille at him, but fortunately the weapon wns not loaded. Retiring to bod ho continued his spreo
until about aix oolock in the evening,
when having obtained possession of
an old-fashioned Colts army revolver
he commenced firing. Being aBked
what ho waa trying do, ho aaid ho was
shooting flies. The other members of
the family, fearing for thoir liveB, left
the houso. Somo fow minutes after the
firing ceased, a brother, looking into
tho room, saw James lying on the
bed dead. Deceased wns about twenty-
three years of age, and had been married live years, but separated from his
wife somo two years aeo, since when
ho has been vory despondent and accidentally ended hia life during a spree
as abovo stated,—Aroiiu.imo Free Press.
LOCAL AND JML NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, June 12.)
An Altisl.iiu Hallway..
Tho San Francisco Chronicle of last
Thursday says tho construction of a
line from Victoria, B. C, to Alaska, rendering travel to the Arctic
possible, is being seriously talked
of. Tlie engineers pronounce the
scheme feasible, and estimate the cost
at $130,000,000. - The idea, if carried
out, would be a great step in the development of Alaskan resources, and
would help the United States to a considerable revenue on the $7,000,000
which Alaska cost.
A Present for Mr. Ilcwilney.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria.
When tho Hon. Edgar Dewdney
visits Westminster this fall ho will
be presented with a lino oil painting
by Mr. W. H. Vianen, who, in 1859,
with Mr. Dowdney, caught one of the
first salmon ever takon from the Fros-
er rivor by whito mon. Tlio picture
ia that of Mr. Vianen and the monster
salmon, caught some years ngo, weighing 78 lbs., which was photographed
Blmrtly after the tish was taken from
tho water. Mr. Vianon has had a
painting made from the photograph
and will prosent it to Mr. Dewdney as
a memento of tho dnys "when we
went fishing together,"
Fought For Love.
At the police court this morning a
celestial named Chin Loy Sin was arraigned on tho chargo of pointing a
revolver at the hoad of a countryman
named All Moy. lt appears thu celea
tialB somo three years ago fell in lovo
with the same girl. Ah Moy ottered
the greatest inducements and won her.
Ever since the blighted love of Chin
Loy Sin haa beon a constant worry to
him, and his feelings towurde Ah Moy
have beon anything but friendly. Las'.
night the pair met and the old question was brought up, and nearly resulted iu murder. The case has beon
remanded till Monday to allow tho
prosecution to prepare its caae,
 . » .	
The Government land Snle,
The sale of government lands on
Lulu ialand, took place to-day at the
Colonial hotol. A largo number of
Vancouvorites and farmers were in the
city and lively bidding waa expected,
but the salo passed off very tamely.
The land offered for sale comprised in
all 1120 acres, situated in block 4
north, range 5 weBt. Following were
the purchasers: Seo. 14, Thos. Shot-
bolt, $9 per acre; aoc. 15, W, P. Say-
ward, $9 per acre; seo, 16, J. W.
Horne, $9 per acre; sec. 17, J. M.
Parks, $8.50 per aero; sec. 18, J. 0.
PrevoBt, $10.50 per acre; sec. 19, Job.
Laidlaw, $14 per acre; soc. 20, J. W.
Horne, S12 per acre; seo. 12, H. V.
Edmonds, $19.50 per acre.
In Aid ursrnlllf.
Seattle's sister city, Tacoma, has
nobly responded to the appeal for help
for the sufferers by the fire, with a cash
donation of $17,827, and goods nnd
provisions of the valuo of nearly three-
thousand more, making a totul of over
$20,000. Portland collected over
$5000 on Friday, and also devoted the
sum of $5,400 (collected for the Fourth
of July celebration) tu the relief of
Seattlo, resolving to forgo the1 celebration thia year. Portland also sent
by special train 200 pairs of blankets,
55 tents, 25 cases of condensed milk,
100 cases canned beef, 5 cases syrup,
200 pounds of bread, nnd 1,000 pounds
of crackers. Port Townsend sent a
cash donation of $2,167.—Colom'jf.
The New Tugboat Lornc.
Tho new tugboat Lome, recently
launched from Langis' ways for Messrs.
Dunsmuir & Sons, is said to bo one of
tho finest specimens of marino architecture ever launched in these waters.
She is now lying at Spratt's wharf
waiting to receive lier engines and
other machinery. The Lorno will ho
lilted with triplo expansion engines,
Her bilito pumps will havo a capacity
of 1,000 gallons pur minute and her
machinery throughout reflects great
credit ou tho Albion Iron works. Tlm
propeller is 12 foet ill diameter and
woighs 8,000 pounds. The dimensions
of the bout are as follows: One hundred nnd fifty-four feet over all, beam
twciity-livo foet ten inches, and dopHi
of hold fourteen feet three Indies.
She is calculated to run at least Kl
knots an hour und probably more.
The total coat of tho Lormi will be in
tho neighborhood of $60,000.
rullliiK llscll Toscllier.
Seattle, says an exchange, now pre-
eents an animated appearanoe, tho rebuilding of the city being commenced
in earnest. Building materials are
heaped up ut the sides of the streets,
and excavations are being mndo in nil
directions. Over sixty property own
era have announced thoir intentions oi
rebuilding thoir burnt buildings at
onco. Tho business portion is boing
ro-plotted. Tho relief committeo is
supplying meals to hundreds during
tho day. A proclamation has been issued stating that all laboring men out
of employment will be given work.
The Oregon Impiovonicnt Company
has a gang of over 500 employed.
Everything is quiet and ordor prevails.
Very littlo thieving has been done.
Deeds of bravery were frequent during
the fire. Whan tho buBinoss portion
was all in flames, great efforts wero
made to check tho firo at the offices of
the Mooro Land Co., in order to savo
tho residential portion of tho city.
After a hard fight thoso efforts wore
successful, and the reaidencea of a very
largo proportion of the citizens woro
thus saved.
F.-OUI liei-ernces.
Mr. Thos. Duly, tliu well known
rancher of Kereineos, arrived from the
interior yesterday nud will remain on
the coast a fow weeks. He says Kere-
nieos is in a nourishing condition mm
the prospects ahead nro very bright,
The winter was unusually mild, and,
ua a consequence, tho cattle came out
this Bprittg in Hue condition. Latterly heavy rains havo fallen and the
grass on tho ranges ia looking splendid
Feed is certain to bo good and plentiful all summer, and the ranchers are
naturally iu tho beat of spirits. Kero-
ineos has so fur escaped tiio grasshopper plague, mid it is not expected
these pests will cross tho divide from
Nicola. A baud ut 120 head of cattle
ate now en route from Keromcos to
Hope for shipment to this city. During the w hole season similar bands
will bu brought out at intervale of two
weeks. The ranchers have formed a
pool and each supply a proportionate
number of cattle for  exportation.
Mining matters aro in a prosperous
condition, and some rich lodges have
been struck whicli will be developed
whenever the necessary funds can be
raised. No great mining rush is expected to Kerouieos this summer,
though prospecting and placer mining
will be carried on to u considerable extent.
PURE COLD WATER
Is Wanted by the, People of the
Royal City aud Nothing Else.
A Rousing Mooting at Which all
the Stumbling Blocks are
Explained Away.
Aud the People Unanimously Adopt
the Proposed Water Works
Scheme.
The public mooting callod for laat
niglit to discuss the water works question took placo as advertised, with the
difference that the hour at which it
wns announced to commence, 8 o'clock,
was prolonged to 8:30 o'clock. • At a
quarter past 8 only 30 persons wero in
the hall, and it seemed aa if the meeting was going to provo a fizzle, but
towards the half hour the ratepayers
dropped in more freely and soon the
hall was comfortably tilled, and by the
time thu meeting opened 250 peraons
were preaent.
Mayor Hendry was unanimously
elected to the chair and culled the
mooting to order. After explaining
tho object of the meeting he invited
freo discussion without personalities.
Col. McGregor was appointed secretary.
Mr. Curtis aaked the promoters of
the meeting to explain why they called
it.
Mr. Wintemuto aaid the principal
reason for objecting to the water worka
by-law was that it had been suid the
charter was costing too much; it might
not be any good when it was acquired,
and it would run out next March. So
it was said.
Aid. Scoullar, chairman of the water
committee, said he was certain no ratepayer in the audience objected to, or
wua against, a water supply. Water
waa required as a guard against firo.
If Si-atilo had had a good water supply
the city would have been saved. The
condition of the city in regard to wells
and tanks ia very bad. Tho rapid
growth of the city has naturally pro-
ducod additional sewage, and consequently tho water iu these receptacles
niUBt becomo polluted. It was understood when tho new council came in
that water worlts would bo built. The
board had ever Bince been working on
the scheme, and the present ono was
considered the most feaaiblo and had
been adopted. Tho council considered
it best to acquire the water works and
run thom to the profit of the city. The
committee waited on the Coquitlam
Water Worka Co. and offered $20,000
for tho charter. At the end of a woek
no answer being recoived tho coniinitteo told tho company that if tlto oiler
wus not nccepted tho city would put in
pumping works and pump from the
Fraaor. The offer wus then accepted.
In regard t" the charter lapsing, it
wuuld only lapse In the matter of
acquiring land for the right of way,
and that liiiidliudulri'udy been acquired.
Mr. Sweeney, of thu Bank of Montreal, had staled Hint tile purchase of
tlm charter was very cheap. Aid.
Scoullur produced the report of Mr,
Bell, O. E., furnished for the Bank of
Montreal,, which estimated the total
cost of the works, allowing $15,000 for
the company, at $195,000. He folt
certain that tho income from the works
would bo so great that the ratepayers
would not be called on to pay ono
cent towards the interest. The size
of tho main would be 14 inehea. It
hud beon stated that he (Aid. Scoullar)
was interested in tho company, such
was not tho caae, (Applause). The
council had done its duty and it remained with tlio votors to either support the project or reject it, (Applause).
Mr. Handcock asked if it was true
that the company had offered to sell
somo months ago for $11,000.
Aid. Sooullar: There was a scheme
to sell out, with a certain interest in
the new company, for $13,500. ThiB
loft tho company with an interest in
the now company; but under the present bargain the oompany resigns all
rights, title and interest.   (Applause).
Mr. Handcock hero aBked a number
of ridiculous quostions which the audionco would not liaten to, nnd finally
oriod him down.
At this point Mr. J. E Lord stepped up to the railing and askod if Aid.
Sooullar had said the exoluaive rights
of tho oompany had been purchased.
Aid. Scoullar replied .that he had
referred only  to    tho  Westminster
]     Mr. Lord snid $100,000  should   be
( borrowed.
1     Mayor   Hendry   called   upon   Mr.
I Lord to  explain  by what wonderful
j t-tttsoiiiug ho hau come lo   that   eon-
elusion.   Ho felt certain  tho  people
'. wove anxioup to r«o where the senso of
such a  proceeding  would  come  in.
(Applause).
Mr. Lord declined to give his reasons.
Mr. J. 0. Brown said tlmt after the
clear statement made by Aid. Scoullar,
he saw no nao for further argument
and took pleasure in moving tho following resolution :
Resolved, that this meeting after
hearing the explanations of tho chairman of the water works committee, expresses completo confidence in the proposed water scheme; ond the ratepayers present pledge themselves to vote
fur, and heartily support, tho water
works by-law at the pulls on Thursday.
Continuing, Mr. Brown said : "Do
wo need water and can we pay for it ?
these me tho leading questions, and
the answer to them is 'yes' I Tins
community is suffering for want of
good water, Look at the difference in
the death rate now and 20 years ago,
und then uak yourselves 'do we want
water' I Thon what about insurance
rates? Why the reduction in theso alone
will almost puy the water tax. I agree
with Aid. Scoullar that the city has a
dead bargain ill the purchase of this
charter. I have been to Coquitlam
lake and know what it is. The water
is beautiful, cold and clear as crystal,
and no matter to what vast limits the
city grows the wnter of Coquitlam hike
will always remain pure. This town
will mnko a very great mistake if it refuses to adopt the present scheme.
(Grcatiippluuse.)
Mr. J. S. Cluto heartily endorsed
the resolution and took pleasure in
seconding it. He was ono of the oldest inhabitants of Westminster and
know the value of a pure supply of
water. If some of those persons who
are so fond of crying down schemes for
the benefit of the community would
tako a tour round the city and visit
some of these places where the sewor-
ago was simply frightful thoy would
aoon come to the conclusion that the
sooner water was in the better, even
if it cost twice as much. "It is tibBo
luicly necessary," said Mr. Clute,
"that we have water works. Tho bargain I consider an excellent one, and
the price lo be paid very low indeed.
I have had occasion to look into the
plans and affuirB of the Coquitlam
water works company, and I assure you
that after tho expenses the company
hus been put tn have been deducted
from the $20,000 there will bo very
little in it for the original owners of
tho charter.   (Great applause.)
Mr. Dockrill asked if more than ono
pipe could be laid down un the right of
way, to which Aid. Scoullar replied
that a dozen could bo laid down if
necessary.
Aid. Curtia was called on and aaid :
As a member of the water works committee I consider it my duty to explain
the scheme as fully as possible. In
the first place I am surprised at Mr.
Lord having the courage to put up bis
opinion us superior to such men as Mr.
Bell C.: E. Mr. Lord got excited and
ruahed into print. Perhaps he thought
we were going tn have too much water.
If Mr. Lord was a wise man he would
let his pen rest quietly especially on
subjects which he knows nothing
about. The committee appointed to
adopt a water scheme for the city had
considered several projects, but t« the
clearheadedness of Mayor Hendry the
city is indebted for our not adopting
thefirstachomewhich looked reasonable
but would havo cost tlio city so much
(Applause.) The mnyor sunt us buck
to find something better, uud ill doing
so he displayed the bost judgment
among us all. When we adopted the
present schemo it wns accepted, and a
more favorable ono would be htii'd to
project." Mr. Curtis here went deeply into figures, contrasting the two
schemes und proving most conclusively
that tho one adopted was the best and
muat economical for the city. Concluding Mr. Curtia said : "The ci'y
will own tho wnter works, and if the
income ia greater than necessary the
rates cun be reduced from time, to
timo. Instead of paying for water for
tiro purposes, street watering und Hushing newers, it will cost us nothing
Some people have suid that the money
might bo misappropriated. Nov; for
the benefit of these I would explain
thnt it is the duty uf tho people, ns
provided tor in tlie now city charter,
to ulcct water ooinmissioncra who will
have full control of tlio works, payment of monies, etc. What bolter
guiiruntco is required than thin. But
boforo a single move in operations is
inude nn expert engineer will bo employed to examine into und roport, on
plans, etc., for tlio work. (Great applause),
Mr. Hiindcuc'i! still hunkered to have
tho cobwebs brushed oil'his brains and
insisted on knowing who lhe members
of the Ooquitlam company wero. Mr.
Curtia favored him with tho names und
he aat down amidst a round of surcaa-
tie cheers.
Mayor Hendry aaid he wns glad tho
explanations of Aldermen Scoullar nud
CuvtiB had been bo well received by
thu meoting, and that they had given
audi genernl satisfaction. He then
put thu resolution of confidence, whioh
was carried without ouo disaonting
voice.
A voto of thanks was passod to the
chairman, mayor Hendry, and to the
Bocrotary, Ool. McGregor, and tho
meeting adjourned.
Halifax has a sensation, according to a late despatch.
Thirty years ago Geo. Oampboll,
now Capt. Oampboll, courted und seduced Esthor Fletchor, and a child
was born. Campbell, who is now sixty,
married last fall a widow lady, and the
coming trial in the supreme court of
Esther Fletcher's suit against hiin for
$30, 000 damages is creating a great
sensation. It was gonorally supposed
that Campbell, if over ho married,
would marry Miss Fletcher, of whoso
child he acknowledged being  father.
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Absolutely Pure.
This powder never vii,rit-i». a marvel of
purity,strength uiul wholeHomoness. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
eannot be sold In compe ti imi with the
multitude of low teat, short weight alum
or phosphate powdera. Sold only in cans.
Hoyal baking Powder Co;. 106 Wall*St.,
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In the Estate of Loprus ft. McInnes,
Deceased.
ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
against the estate of Mie late Loftus
K. Mclnnes are hereby notified that unless their claims nre furnished to the
Executor, James A. Robinson, before the
expiration of threo months froift this
date tho Executor will not be responsible
for their payment.
Dated this Sth day of June. 1880.
JAMES A. ROBINSON,
je8-dwl-wm3 Now Westminster.
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LOCAL AHD JJEHERAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columiiian. June 13.)
Samuel 0. Henderson, ot Chilliwack, offers fur sale a dwelling house
and a team nf horses.
The annual Dominion convention of
the W. 0. T. U. opened yosterday at
Toronto, delegates being prosont frum
every province.
Many non-resident property owners
were in the oity to-day for the purpose
i of voting for tho by-laws, and they
' voted solid to a man.
An inquest into the causo of death
of Chan Ah Ceung was held at the
provincial jail yesterduy at 11 o'clock
by Dr. William Jackson, coroner. The
jury found that the Chinuiniiii cume to
his doath by strangulation by his own
i hand, mid completely exonerated the
jail officers frum any blame.—Colonist..
Mr. Joseph Davis has on_ exhibition in Lyal's window a splendid photographic view of the city of WestminBter. It wns taken from the other Bide
of the rivor, and is tho best view evor
obiained of tho city. Comparing it
with pictures taken only a year ago
tho change is mavellous, especially in
the upper portion of the city. The
picture is woll worth the troublo of inspection.
George Freen, who recently arrived
at Nanaimo from Vancouver, went
bathing with a companion in Fish-hook
Lako, Codar district, on Sunday afternoon, and while wnding into the lake
ho stcppod off a ledgo into deep water
and was drowned. The young man,
who was aged about 23 years, wus unablo to Bwim, and although his companion reached liim a stick, lie sank in
a fow minutes. The body was recovered nn Monday morning and
brought to Nanaimo, where it was interred after an inquest was held.
Assault Cnae.
The celobriitod asaault case of Pittendrigh vs. McCartney, came beforo
the polico magistrate this morning. It
was expected the evidence would bring
out somo interesting information, and
possibly a little scandal to delight the
hearts of gossips, but all who thought
such would bc the case were disapoint-
ed. Mr. McCartney pleaded guilty to
common assault and was fined $5,
whicli amount was paid forthwith nnd
the celebrated case finally disposod of.
Bush Fires.
The atlhosphero was so thickly impregnated with smoko this morning
that tho Pitt mountains wore invisible
as were also the flats at the mouth of
tho rivor and the gulf. The area of
land being cleared throughout the dis
triot Hub yoar ia muoh greater than evor
beforo, and it is principally from these
clearing fires that the smoke comes,
There nro some small bush fires up
the river, but none of importance, and
it is not expected, with the care that
is being taken, that there will be any
serious forest fires in  the distriot this
summer.
 -•>—■
The lacrosse Olub.
A well attended meeting of the lu-
crose club was held last night, Mr. J.
H. Harvey in the chair. Somo 22
gentlemen wero preaent and formally
enrolled as members of the club. The
annual membership fee was fixed
at §2 A committee waB appointed to prepare a constitution and
by-laws to govern tlio club and report
at tho noxt meeting. A committee
was also appointed to canvas for iiieint
bBrs, either honorary or active. The
noxt meeting will bo hold on Wednes
day, 19th inst. The club has now gut
a good start, and it should receive tho
hearty support of all our citizens when
the canvas for membership is made.
Sail Drowning Accident.
A sad drowning accident occurred
at Chilliwhack on Sunday last wliich
Is deeply regretted by the whole com
muuity. A littlo girl named Eliza
Oibsou, daughter of Mr. Gibson, u
well known nnd highly respected
farmer, waa playing with a numbor of
ehildron on tho edgo of Hopo slough
when she accidentally slipped off a lug
into lho water and was drowned. Her
pluyuuitoB made unavailing efforts to
rescue her, and an alarm was givon,
but help vyus useless when it arrived
At almost tho samo spot 12 yours ngo,
on the day Eliza was born, her brother
was drowned under similar circumstances. Mr. and Mrs. Gibson foel
keenly thoir loss, in wliich tlicy have
the warmest sympathy uf tho whole
settlement of Chilliwack.
Y.M.CA.  Meeting.
Last night at the Y.M.C.A. rooms
an adjourned meeting of the board of
directum was held, and the usual business transacted. The reports showed
vory oneournging progress in tho work.
After the meeting adjourned, the regular monthly mooting of tho association was hold and the same improvement in the affairs of tho association
was notioeahlo. Nino now mombers
wero olocted. Aftor the usual business, uddroBioB wero givon by tho pro-
sidont, Mr. D. S. Curtis, and by
Messrs. Brown, Brydono-Jack, Ornu-
dell und Mathers. A vote of thanks
was tendered tho ladies central committeo for their kindness in liting up
tho membors parlor. Tho meeting
thon adjourned with singing and prayer. At tho next meeting of tho association tho subject of a new building will bo discussed.
Children Cry for
,. aiitc>,
Sir. Leonard Tilley arrived in the
city this morning from Victoria and
was taken ni iiand by Mr. W. Norman
Bole, M.P.P., and shown the sights
of the city, with which he expressed
himself as highly pleased. A visit was
also paid to the Royal City Mills, and
here Sir Leonard was fairly astonished
at the wonerful size of the
timber being ent up. After
a pleasant drivo Sir Leonard lunched
with Mr. Bole and afterwards left by
tho 1 o'clock train for Ottawa. Beforo the departure of the train
a number of citizens, one
of whom was Mr. J. C. Armstrong, met Sir Leonard at the depot
and had a quiet chat with him. He
promised that on his next trip to the
coast he wuuld remain over several
days ut Westminster, so delighted was
ho with the beauty of our surroundings.
Crushed to Death.
At Johnston's Landing this morning, about 9 o'clock, whilo waiting for
tho arrival of the Btr. Gladys, Mrs.
Terrisey of Port Haney and her four
year old child took up their position
on the shore close to the water's edge.
Ab the steamer neared the lauding
place, the captain, it is stated, seeing
the danger they Btood in, warned them
back, but they either did not boar or
paid no heed to the warning. The result was that when the steamer's
bow ran on the bank the
child was knocked down aud
crushed into the sand and killed, while
tho poor woman was also so badly
crushed thut sho may not recover. The
body of the child was brought to this
city tor intonnent and Mrs. Terrisey
wns removed to St. Mary's hospital,
where she is now under the care of
Dr. Fugun. One of her legs is broken
in two plaoeB, above and below the
knee, and she is otherwise very seriously injured. It is probable an in-
queBt will be held on the body of  the
child.
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Seriously Stubbed.
Shortly after noon to-day Mr. Herbert Kirkland, manager of Deas Ialand
cannery, was seriously stabbed by a
Chinaman. The man was in the employ of the cannery and was under
contract to work for a certain length
of time, which period has uot yet expired. This afternoon he packed up
his dunnage uud placed it in a canoe, intending to leave. Mr. Kirkland ordered
liim back and stopped up to tbo canoe
to remove tho baggage. At this moment the Chinaman stepped quickly
forward and drawing a dirk plunged it
into Mr. Kirkland's breiiBt. Tho
victim of this murderous assault fell
to the ground, bleeding profusely,
and the Chinaman realizing that ho
would suffer for his villainous act,
throw himself iu the river and attempted to commit suicide by drowning.
He was quickly pulled out, however,
and placed in custody, Mr. Kirkland
was placed in a canoe and brought to
this city for surgical assistance. Dr.
Cooper was summoned and attended
professionally to tho wound. The
doctor Bays the wound is serious, but
not dangerous. It is about an inoh
long by two inches deep, and runs
diagonally across the lower part of the
right breast one inch below the stomach. Had the knife stuck un inch
lower the result would have been fatal.
Si'nttii anu
The Debenture By-Laws Carried by
aVeryLm-g;e Majority at
the Polls To-Day.
The Vancouver Fire.
Three years ago to-day Vancouver
waa Bwept by lire from end to end, and
only a few houses left standing out of
the soveral hundred which comprised
that thriving city. Several thousand
people wero rendered homeless and in
many cases destitute. Help arrived
from all quartets and soon Vancouver
was on its legs again, and since then
the mnrch of progress has proceeded
without n check. In all the schemes
which have been advanced to aid tho
city in the way of building roads and
streets, making park improvements,
erecting public buildings, bonusing industries otc, not a single ratepayer
bus put uu obstacle in the road, and
tho result is that the city's prosperity
hns suffered no set-back. Want of
patriotism has povor yet been displayed by tlio Viiiicnuvurites, and probably
never will. To-day Westminster voted almost unanimously in favor of improvements, which will bo the moans
of greatly enhancing the value of property if thoy uro allowed to bo carried
out immediately, and not subjected to
vexatious hindrances which may have
a killingeffuct on the growth of thocity
slid iliscourugo thoso who are prepared
to mnko valuable improvements if nil
goes woll. Westminstor has enterprising neighbors, and if tho royal
city is to hold her owu with the best of
thom, her progress must bo allowed
to advance unchecked.
An Arlrslnn Well.
As our readers uro aware the Oyster
Harbor Coal Company aro sinking
botua on their property in tho vicinity
of Oyster Harbor. On Friday in tho
boro near Chemainus Bay, at a depth
of 390 feet a stream of water was
struck which forced itself with considerable power through the top of tho
roils thirty feet abovo lho ground. It
is mineral water with a strong smell nf
sulphur. Tho water wns struck on
Friday and on Sunday wns running
with apparently undimished force.
Mnyor 15nte brought up a bottle full of
tho wator yesterday nnd will havo it
analyzed.—Free Press.
Once More the People of the Royal
City Uphold tho Banner
ol'Progress.
The eity presented no unusual ap-
peivrunco to-day, although niatters of
the utmost importance to the future of
the place wero to bo decided at the
polls. "The debenture by-laws must
carry," was the goneral expression,
and citizen after citizen weut up and
voted in their favor. Even the ladies,
bless their pretty faces, turned out in
full torce and voted solid for the by-
Iuwb, showing a spirit of pluck and progress which many uf our citizens might
well endeavor to emulate. There was an
organized uttompt to defeat lhe bylaws, but this movement was so weak
thnt it can scarcely bo said to have
amounted to anything. The voting
proceeded vory quietly and the majority of votes oast were in beforo 2
o'olock. Everyone was cheerful and
confident, and when the result was announced no surprise was exhibited, although a right royal cheer was given
in honor of tho occasion. Following
is how the vote stood :
STREET ANU PARK IMPROVEMENT BY-LAW
For 262
Against  40
Majority for by-law 222
WATER WORKS BY-LAW.
For 275
Against  32
Majority for by-law 243
The lacrosso match  nt Ottawa  tho
Ilior day, resulted us  follows;   Montreal 1, Ottawa 7; at.Muntroal: Toronto 1, Shamrocks 6,
Pitcher's Castoria.
Iranian's opinion or Searle.
Hanlan, who arrived at San Francisco from Australia on Saturday, is au
enthusiastic admirer of Searle, the
Australian sculler. "Searle is ono of
the most wonderful athletes Australia
has produced." remarked Hanlan.
"He far nut-classes such men as Beach
and Kemp, and no one will deny that
both are great oarsmen, Searle haB
the advantage of a most powerful constitution, and is a phenomenal stayer.
He is also a spurter of the most extraordinary kind. He starts away on
a race at forty-fivo strokes to the
minute, and will keep it up a couple
of minutes, and then slow down to
thirty-six, and Btill keep flying. After
a while he runs up the stroke again to
forty-five, and keeps alternating that
way right through the race. The man
that beats him is certainly entitled to
tho championship of the world. I
know of uo one who can beat liim
unless it is O'Connor. O'Connor has
speed enough to keep even with Searle
for a mile. I am certain of that, but
it remains to be Been whether he can
go the distance."
Sumas Notes.
Crops in this locality are exceedingly good. No high water, no mosqui-
toB, and nothing to mar the happiness
and prosperity of our community,
Sumas settlement comprises 20,000
acres of land, held by purchase and
pre-emption, which cannot besurpaased
for richness of soil. 10,000 out of 20,000
is prairie, ready for tho plow, if it were
reclaimed from tho overflow caused by
the June freshets of lhe FraBer
river. Tho valley is nearly surrounded
by mountains. The distance to the
dyke on the front nlnng the Fraaer
river is only u mile and three-quarters
Only extreme high water damages tho
crops. The owners of the land offer to
fay §100,000 to any company that will
successfully dyke the land.
A tremendous fire hns been burning
in tho Cascade mountains for tho last
ten days, lt is thought hy eomo thnt
a volcano haB broken out.
Tho apple crop will be small this
sena.-ii. l'lunis, prunes, and small
fruits, promise an abundant erop,
Chadsey Bros, have lost a number
of sheep, wliich wore killed by n cougar.
An Indian who went on I lie mountain
to hunt the cougar found him devouring a sheep that ho had packed up the
mountain, The cougar attacked the
Indian ns soon its he discharged his
gun, and had it not been for his dogs
would have mado hash of him.
Ono day last week livo bears put in
nn appearance noar Wm. Chadsoy's
residence. Bofore tho Nimrods could
collect tho bears had takon leg bail for
security.
A end accident happened ut Chilliwack on the Ilth inst, a 11 yenr old
daughter uf Mr. B. Gibson lost hor
lifo by drowning,—Com.
William Luons, formerly a soldier
in tho Twentieth Rifles, committed
suicide at Halifax hy hanging. Ho
had been drinking heavily for somo
lime.
Tho dwelling ami stables of Miles
Hiinics, near High Bliifl', Man., tho
scono nf the triple tragedy, was burned
to the ground late on Sunday night.
Tho firo wus incendiary.
Noah Clarko, of Newfoundland, a
seaman ou llio steamer Parthia, was
drowned whilo attempting, with two
others, to attach a Hue to tlio stoamor
Panther, which was iu distress.
The sensational breach of promise
cubo, which was to liavo boon triod in
the supreme court, at Halifax, has
been settled by tho defendant, Geo.
Campbell paying tho plaintiff, Esther
Fletcher, §3,000 and costs.
The inquest in the case of the railway accident ut Junction Cut, near
Hamilton, on tho 28th April hist, is
concluded, It is the opinion of tho
jury that tho accident wns caused by
tho breaking of the llnngo of a wheel
of tho engine truck,
LOCAL AND JGUiERAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, June l/f.)
The Victoria board of aldermen
have passed the mayor's remuneration
by-law, whicli provides a yearly salary
of §2,000 for the city's chief magistrate.
The Victorians wore tickled un Wednesday night by hearing the famous
Eli Perkins discourse on "Wit and
Humor." It is reported thntEli "gut
there."
Mr. W. Thibaudeau, D. L. S., and
party left this morning for Boundary
Bay to survey a large tract of land in
that vicinity. The survey will last
two months.
A large bush lire was burning last
night nortii of the park. The Bky
was brilliantly illuminated at times,
and the scene from the top of the hill
was weird and grand.
Mrs. Ferriscy, ouo of the victims
of tho sad lecident at Johnston's landing yoBterday, is somewhat better today, and Dr. Fagan is confident tlmt
she will pull through safely.
A teamster named Sticknoy had hia
foot badly bruised this morning by tho
wheel of his dray passing over it. Although very painful, the.accident will
not compel him tu stop work.
The passage of the debenture by-laws
has had a cheering effect on everybody.
Confidence is exhibited on every face
and the merchants in particular are
looking forward to better things.
Oapt. Pittendrigh, J,P., and Mr. W.
D. Ferris, J. P., went up to Matsqui
to-day, as a licensing board, to hear
applications for liquor licenses being
applied for by up river hotel  keepers.
Ah Ohuo, whu was arrested on the
charge of breaking into and stealing
from the house of Mr. O. G. Johnson,
at Vancouver, appeared bofore Mr.
Justice McCreight this morning, pleaded not guilty and elected to be tried
under the "speedy trials act." His
trial will take place on  Tuesday next.
Property took another gentle rise
to-day in consequence of the general
feeling of confidence inspired by the
passage of the debenture by-laws. A
well known citizen, who knows what
he is talking about, said to-day that
property would advance at least a
third in value during the next sixty
days.
Vancouver will not indulge in
street sprinklers and the consequence
is that nearly every inhabitant of that
dusty city has eaten the proverbial
"peck of dust" within tho last thirty
days. If the terminal city people only
knew, as Westminster does, the joys
of the refreshing sprinklers they would
never be without them.
British Columbia scenery figures in
the Dominion Illustrated in every num
ber recently, The last number, June
8th, contains a view of the Fraser
canyon, below North Bend,' and
another view showing the four tunnels
above Spuzzum. Both of these views
are from Notman, and give a fair representation of our unsurpassed mountain scenery.
Two very strange fish, according to
the Cobnut, have been taken from
Cowichan Lake. One of the fish iB
about four inches long, with the main
building of its body apparently bone
and sinew, just like other fish, and
wings at the sido built on the principle
of the jelly fish. The other has a beak
liko a bird, and a head like a California
horned toad. Anyone who oan name
them properly will receive them as a
present and will got a chromo besides
One of the most promising industries
in Vancouver city, Bays the World, is
tho Vancouver Boap works, on Keefe
street. The concern was lately re-organized. Mr. Jamos Orr, M.P.P., is
secretary and treasurer of the worka
now and is devoting his energies to the
pushing of llie business for all it is
worth. A few days since samples of
the soap mndo by the new company
wero testod by sovoral parties and pro
nounced to be first-class in evory respect.
George S. Carrier died early Wednesday morning, at Victoria, of heart
disease. Mrs. Carrier was awakened
about 2 o'clock by her husband making a noise as if suffering from nightmare. She procured a light and found
him gasping fur breath. Medical aid
was summoned, but before tho doctor
arrived the unfortunate man was dead.
Tho deceasod, who was 48 years of
age, and u native nf Massachusetts, has
been in this provinco about a couple of
years, and engaged iu examining mines
in the interests nf Milwaukee capitalists.
Dr. J. D. Oarrnw has taken nn offico in the brick building at tho corner
nf dovernmont and Johnson streets,
ovor Erskine's ahoo store, with a view
of practicing in this city. The doctor
is no atrimgcr, having been n rosident
oftho province fur several yeara. Between 1883 and '87 ho practiced in
Now Westminstor, leaving in the latter
year fur the old country whoro ho attended the hospitals cf Edinburgh and
London for over a yoar. Fortified
thus with years of study and experience, tho doctor will soon command a
largo practice in this city.— Times.
Mrs. Juno Augusta, the beloved wife
of Hon. A. F, Pemberton, died at tho
family residence, Glenville, on the
Fairfiold road, Wednesday evening.
The deceased lady hud been ill for some
weeks, and death resulted from paralysis. Tho late Mrs. Pemberton wns n
pioneer resident of Victoria, having resided there since 1854. She was a
native of County Clare, Ireland, and
was aged 62 years. A bereaved Iiusband and a son nnd daughter lire left
to mourn her loss, iu addition to n
very largo circle of friends. Tho
funeral took place this afternoon.
A Confectioner's Confidence.—"I
can plainly stato that I can lind nothing
bettor than Hagyard's Yellow Oil. I
havo rheumatism occasionally, and Yellow Oil doos mo great good. You can
uso my namo if you wish." Yours truly,
H. Dickinson, Confectioner, St. Thomas,
Out.
SlnilHin..«»cn Cnlllc.
The Btr Irving arrived down from
Hope this afternoon with 120' head of
cattle and a large quantity of farm produce. The cattle come .from the
Similkameen country and are the
property of Cawston & Ellis, the well
known ranchers. They are a magnificent lot of animals and arrived in the
pink of condition. Similar consignments will arrive during the whole Bea-
son at intorvals of two weeks.
The Slabbing Case.
Mr. Herbert J. Kirkland, who wns
stabbed yesterday at Deas Island Cannery by a Chinaman namod Ah Hoy,
is recovering rapidly and will soon bo
on his feet again. The wound is
healing nicely and there is no sign uf
inflammation, which causes Dr. Cnopor
to predict that his patient will pull
through without trouble. Ah Hoy
was brought before Capt. Pittendrigh
this morning and remanded fur eight
days. He is quite happy nnd contented, and expresses uo regret for the
deed. On the contrary ho is glad that
he stabbed Mr. Kirkland, and only
regrets that the wound iB not of a more
serious naturo.
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Coroner's Inquest.
The inquest on tho body of MrB.
Ferrisey's four year old child, killed
yeaterday by the str. Gladys nt Johnston's Landing, was held this morning
at 9 o'clock, by Mr. Coroner Ferris.
The evidence adduced was very complete and fully exonerated the steamboat officers from any blaoio. Another
woman who was on the bank at tho
time stepped back when warned by
Capt. Odin, but Mrs. Ferrisey became
confused and took an even more dangerous position. The jury, after carefully considering the evidence, brought
in a verdict to the effect that the accident wus purely accidental, and the
captain and officers of the steamer nre
exonerated from all blame.
Vnucouver Blllc Association.
The by-laws of the Vancouver Rifle
Association have just been published
in pamphlet form. The entrance fee
has been fixed at $5 und the annual
subscription at $5 also. The general
meeting will be held annually on the
first Saturday in April to elect officers
for the year. No member will bo permitted to compete in any match or
prize meeting who has not paid his nn
nual subscription. The membership
at present numbers 67. The list of
officers is as follows: President, R. H.
Alexander; vice-president, Dr. Bell-
Irving; secretary, H. Brocklesby;
treasurer, H. Cole; armourer, C. E.
Tisdall; committee, George Barnes,
d. W. Davidson, W. Mcdirr, W. H.
Forrest, P. A. Grant, M. G. McLean,
O. E. TiBdall.-Worti'.
A False Charge.
Mr. McTierman had a lively hunt
to-day for two Indians, man and wife,
who were supposed lo huvo obtained
a large sum of money under false pretenses frum one of the canneries down
river. The telegram on which Mr.
McTierman acted came frum an Indian
who considers himself the guardian of
all the Siwashes on thu river, but who
is inclined to be over zealous in his endeavors to bring about a perfect state
of affairs. The poor couple were hunted up and corralled and ordered to explain iheir wicked action. It was
found that tho sum of money obtained
was only 810 , und lhat it hud been received by the woman as part payment
of some §40 duo her for making nets.
Tho pair were making a few purchases
with thoir little fortuno and intended
returning to the cannery to resume
work. Mr. McTiornian, after investigating the caso, allowed them to to,
fully satisfied lliey had done no wrong.
A l'l-i-m-limiiii This Time.
Near the first safety switch six miles
east of Field a gang of men nre at work
getting out lies for the C. P. R. L»-
monte, one of the tie cutters, spent
Sunday the 9th inst. in Field returning
to tho camp the same evening. Ho
had been drinking heavily and was fur
from sober on Monday morning, at
which t ime he tried unsuccessfully to
induce the engineer of a light engine
that was passing to take hlm to Field.
About 20 minutes later tho Pacific express wus seen coming slowly down tho
grade, which is very heavy at thia
point. Lainonto made an ofibrl to
board the train as it passed and missing his footing was found a moment
later lying Oil the truck with both legs
off. Medical assistance was procured
from Banff as speedily as possiblo, but
no hujit's wero entertained for the poor
fellow's recovery. All Icelnndor ivns
injured in the same manner sutiiu distance further east a weok or two ago.
■Tillies.
The < Itllllvfm'U Seizure,
Tho great hubbub nt Chilliwack
among the Indians which was the cause
of summoning Mr. MoTiernan, the Indian agont, in such torriblo haste, was
all about a waggon. When Mr. McTieman arrived a great commotion was
in progress ovor the seizure of a waggon by tho customs officer, which
vehiclo had boen purchased by nn Indian from a mnn who brought it in
from tho American side. Tho Indians
held that not knowing tho waggon was
smuggled thoy wore not liable for duty.
Tho customs ollicor held au opposite
opinion, and so tho matter stood, the
waggon being carefully guarded by
both parties whon Mr. McTiornan arrived. The Indian agent after hear-1
ing some wonderfully long yarns on
both Bides, told them the question
would havo to bo referred to Mr. J. S..
Clute, collector of customs, who would
without doubt, arbitrate ihu n.aUer
fairly. The Siwashes are satisfied with
the arrangement, and in tho meantime
the waggon is in chancery.
Bunt Club "Heeling.
The adjourned boat olub meeting
will bo held this evening at the office
of Messrs. Richards, Haywood & Mcintosh, and a large attendance is requested. At the meeting, plans of a
boat house, drawn by Clow & Maclure,
the architects, will be submitted for
approval. These plans are very complete, and if carried into effect will furnish the club with splondid headquarters, Tho ground floor contains
the boat room, 26x40 feot, with racks,
and a bath room for the use of members. Up stairs will be the club room,
where meetings can be hold,
lockers and dressing room. A fine
balcony on the second floor will be at
the use of members who wish to enjoy
a quiet smoke on the warm summer
nights. All round the outside of the
first floor a wide platform runs which
will be convenient for the landing of
boats. Thirty names have already
been secured, who have signified iheir
intention of becoming mem hers. If
40 lionn fida signatures to the list is obtained the successful  formation of the
club is assured.
 . . .
Ills Honor's Views.
Beforo the rogular business of the
police court this morning his honor,
Mr. Richards, took occasion to remark
on the evil of members of the demi
monde frequenting public places of
amusement, and he wus very severe in .
his remarks thereon, stating thnt it
was a thing which should be stopped.
Ho said it was most annoying to respectable ladies to have to sit near a
woman of the street, and he trusted
that some means would be taken to
prevent a repetition nf thu offence. He
considered it detrimental tn morals of
the young and highly hurtful that vice
should bo fliiunted before the public in
such a glarirg way. He believed that
he had in the past been too leniont
with these characters, and he should
iu the future deal with thein more
severely when they cumo before him.
lt was an insult to virtue tn have these
women push themselves into tho most
prominent positions in public pluceB.
He was anxious foi lhe press to take
notice of his remarks, und trusted that
after tlio chief uf police hud named
tho objectionable parties the evil would
cease. If not, lie should be severe in
the event of tho woineu coming before
him.—Standard,
Nerve Tortured.—"I suffered with
neuralgia and obtained no relief until I
usod Hagyard's Yellow Oil. Since then
I havo also found it an invaluable remedy for all painful burns and cuts, i-heu
mutism and sore throat." Mrs. F. Cam
eron, 137 Richmond Street West, Toron
to, Ont.
 . m .
The great Anti-Jesuits Estates' convention at Toronto opened on Tuesday
There waa a largo attendance uf delegates from ull over Ontario. Strong
resolutions wero passed, 'condemning
the Jesuits Estates' act aud culling
fur its disallowance. A tremendous
public meoting was held in the evening. John Charlton, M. P., Ool.
O'Brien, M. P.,' and Dr. Davidson
wore tho principal Hpoakers. The
meeting was must enthusiastic.
Pictoo Vencillinos.—Mr. Ilazcn F.
Murray, of l'ictou, N, S., writes: "I
was affected with dyspepsia and nervous
debility, and tried many remedies without avail but one bottle of Burdock
Blood Bitters much improved mc and
two moro made uie a well man."
About a doz -n Winnipeg merchants
wero beat on Wednesday by a man
culling himself Edward Campbell, presenting forged checks over the signature of E. L. Drewery. In eacb. case
tho cheque was fur §14 and duly cashed.
 ^*^	
In Ten Days Time.—"Was troubled
with headache, bad blood and loss nf appetite, and tried all sorts nf medieinea
without success. I then tried one buttle
of Burdock Blood Bitters and found relief :n 10 days." A. J, Meindlo, Mat-
tawn, Out.
W. BOVILL.
ml
AND CONVEYANCER.
NEW WESTMINSTBRi—Office, Mackenzie Street.
VANCOUVER:-Offlce, Abbott Street,
near Cordova Street.
Fall List of City and Suburban Property.
Particular nttentlon paid to Farming
Lands.
Accurate information to correspond*
ents. dwmyflyl Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, June 19. MSO.
LOCAL ANDJENERAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, June IH.)
No police court to-day.
A large number of people went up
to Harrison Hot Springs to-day.
At u meoting of the Hyack tiro company lust night a hose team was formed with Mr. Geo. Scoullar as captain.
The now team will hold a practice this
evening.
Tho sisters of St. Ann's convent will
hold their annual bazaar uf fancy and
useful articles on the 25th, 26th, and
27th insts., in the drill shed. Lunch
and refreshments will be served un
each day. The Indies of Vancouver
will assist ut tho eale.
The licensing court, consisting of
Oapt. Pittendrigh J. P., W. D. Ferris
J. P., and W. Campbell J. P., of
Sumas, met at Riverside this morning
and granted three licenses, viz: Edward A. Morrisey, Riverside; Thomns
F, York Sumns, and St. Alice Hotel,
Harrison Hot Springs.
Mr. A. M. Nelson laid on our table
to-day three bars of fine soap, tho pro-
duot of the Vancouver soap factory, of
which Mr. Nelson is a member. The
bars represent three of the many different varieties manufactured, common
yellow, blue mottled, and electric, and
are very creditable samples.
At the nomination of candidates at
Nanaimo yesterday, to till the vacancy
in the local legislature caused by tho
death of the Honorable Robert
Dunsmuir, Mr. Andrew Hasleni was
the only candidate proposed for nomination. Returning Officer iBray accordingly declared him duly elected.
Mr. Joseph Wintemuto brought to
this office to-day the largest rhubarb
stalk and leaf we have overseen. The
fruit was massive, but the leaf was
mammoth. It measured 3 ft. 8 in.
across and 3 feet 10 inches in length,
and whon held over Mr. Wintemute's
'head made a large aud complete umbrella.
Professor John Miicoun, of the geological and natural history survey of
Canada, is now in Kamloops. Writing
to a friend the learned professor says:
"I reached Vnncouvor city April 5th
and have been at work, ever since.
We have worked up the natural history
between hero and the coast pretty
well, having collected over 1,006
specimens of plants besides 300 skins
of birds and other mammals." The
great scientist will remain yet for
somo time in Kuinloops, and all tbe
summer in this province.
The Sco-.-l Road.
The Scott road improvements have
been commenced, under tho supervision of Councillor AruiBtiong. It appears that no corduroying is to be done,
which, if correct, will be a great and
serious mistake, aa there are places
where corduroy ia absolutely necessary.
It is to be hoped the work on this road
will be thoroughly'done, as the money
will be almost entirely wasted unless
the improvements are of a substantial
•nature.
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Glittering Sold.
Seized By Sheriff.
Last evening Mr. Sheriff Armstrong
took possession of the premises and
stock of Messrs. Van Vdkenburg
Bros., of this city and Vnucouver, nn a
writ of execution, taken at the instance
of Messrs. Spinks & Munger, of Kamloops, for §2,000. Messrs. Van Vol-
kenburg Bros, have beeu many years
in businoss, and havo dune a very extensive trade both on the island and
mainland, and the financial troubles
which hnvo overtaken them are a
genuine surprise to tho majority of the
people. It is hoped that the firm may
como safely out of its troubles, and
once moro hold the leading place in
the cattle trade for which it haB so
long been noted.
The Very Latest.
A new phase of the Behring sea
question has been introduced by Captain Solomou Jacobs, the hardy mariner who reported that he suffered
frum the Canadian fishery regulations
a couple of years ugo. The captain is
now seal fishing on the Pacific, and
naturally desires tho freedom of Behring Sea in which to prosecute his calling. Healleges thatthereare30,000,000
seals in the North Pacific, each eating
ten pounds of fish daily; or, for
the entire seal population, 109,500,-
000,000 pounds per annum. In the
interests of the fish the seals ahould be
slaughtered So the captain argues
Behring Sea ought to be thrown open
to all. It is to be feared, however,
that Solomon's wisdom will operate
favorably to the mare clausiim theory
rather than otherwise, for if the seala
were not to consume all these fish, the
ocean would soon become so thickly
populated that navigation would be
impeded.—Mat!.
From the Worth.
The Sardonyx arrived from Skeena
and way ports at 5:30 Wednesday evening. Tho weather was exceptionally
line throughout. Tho steamers Maud
and Boscowitz woeo both passed bound
north. The catch of spring Balmon up
to tho time of the steamer's departure
from Skeena was 'light, and iu consequence the canneries were not very
busy. A survey party, which bus been
operating around Fort Rupert, cume
down. Everything was quiet and
orderly at the various portB, and no
news of a startling nature is reported.
A passenger by the Bteamer Sardonyx
from Naas river states that D. F. Fee
is engaged with a number of workmen
in the construction of a large cannery
and wharves «t Naas harbor. The
completion of tbe work will occupy
about three months time. At A. J.
McLellan's cannery 250 cases of spring
salmon have been packed. The run
of spring salmon iB light. On the
Naas river the-3ockcye run commenced j
last Saturday. The cnntpries are prepared for a Urge run during the sum
mer months.—Times.
Capt. Rogers, of'the Btr. Dunsmuir,
states that on his last trip from Nanaimo he brought over four pounds of
rook quartz to Vanoouver, for assay by
Dr. W. Bredemeyer. The specimens,
wliich was sent by Hubert Evans, of
Nanaimo, and came from the "Nut
Cracker" mine, Terada island, assayed
the large amount of :-?3,195.60 of gold
perton. Samples of the rock are dee
cribed as very heavy and literally cowered with streaks of gold.
Beats the World.
Dr. C. E. C. Brown showed us a
oherry branch to-disy, 17 inches in
length, on which were over 250 cherries. The cherries aue of the Governor Gibson variety and much larger
in sizo than the English Oxhearts.
The branch looked more like a massive
cluster nf grapes than .anything else,
so thickly was the fruit attached to it.
The cluster wbb photographed by Mr.
S. J. Thompson. The world cannot
beat thia yield, for the simple reason
that the branch waa so thickly covered
that there was no room left for more
fruit.
Special Frlttm,
Mr. M. Steves, of Lulu Island, has
donated four valuable special prizes to
be added to tho provincial oxhibition
catalogue. Following are the conditions and the prizes: For the four best
colts sired by "Suffolk Prince," 1485,
vol. 2, S. S. B; first prize, a thoroughbred Holstein Fresian bull calf; Becond, $13; third, $10; fourth, So. This
is liberal encouragement to a worthy
object. Let others supplement tho
special list of prizes, and thus add to
the success and interest of the exhibition. All intending to do so should
make known their intentions at once.
Junior Base Ball Hatch.
The base ball match yeBterday on
the cricket ((rounds, between the Vancouver and Westminster junior nines,
attracted all the youth, if not the
beauty, of the oity. The game resulted in a walk over for the Westminster
youths, who defeated their Vancouver
friends by 27 to 17, and that with a
couple of their best players absent. The Westminster boys outfielder], outbatted and outran their opponents, and generally oovered themselves
with dust and glory. Mr. Sam Woods
aoted tho thankless office of umpire to
the satisfaction of both teams. A return matoh will be played at an early
date.
City council.
A special meeting of the council wss
held last night. Present—Aldermen;
Curtis, Scoullar, Calbiok, Jaques,;
McPhaden, -Ewen, Cunningham and
Townsend.
Hia worship Mayor Hendry in thei
chair. i
COXHUNK.'ATIONS
Mr. C. McDonough applied for and I
obtained permission to lay building material on"Agnea street.
A letter was read from the mayor of
Vancouver relating to the B. C. exhibit at the Toronto exhibition.
Also a letter from the surveyor-general, intimating that a crown grant
would be issued tothe city for suburban lot, 17 block 7. The lot was applied for by the trustees for school purposes.
A communication was received from
the provincial secretary, re. court
houae.
ilSFORTB,
Tho health coniinitteo reported having examined tlie nuisance complained
of on Agnea atreet and that immediate
action would be i aken to remedy the
evil.
The police committee recommended
the payment uf $50 tu D. Whiteside
for care of court room; also recommended that police court iu future be
held in the city hall.
Tho by-law to amend the
liquor liceiiBO by-law, lately passed,
so as to bring it into nporatiou on Doc.
1st ncxi, was intruducod by Aid.
Jaques. The by law was read a first
and second time.
The streets and sidewalks by-law
was discussed in committee until 11.30,
when the committee rose, reported progress, and asked louve to sit again.
On motion, Mr. Gen, Turner and
Mr. W. Wolfenden wero appointed
members of the licensing board.
Moved by Aid. Scoullar, seconded
by Aid. Jaques, that this council is of
the opinion that the number of pupils
in attendance at the high school, and
the number of subjects required to bc
taught, are audi that it is impossible
for one teacher to do justice to the
school, And inasmuch as the government requires this city to contributo
one third of the cost of the maintenance of the schools at present, which
contribution iB supposed to be equivalent to the cost of the high sohool,
this counoil is of the opinion that the
government ought to provide for a second teacher for the high sohool, who
will enter ou his duties after the summer vacation.
Aid, Cunningham gave notice that
at tho next meeting he would ask for
$200 towards the cost of a B. O. exhibit at the Toronto exhibition.
Aid. Curtis gave  notloe  that  be
would introduce a by-law for the eleotion of water commissioners.
The council then adjourned.
LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, June 17.)
The police court will be held in tho
council chambers in future. This will
be an immense improvement over the
old court houae building.
The rain to-day, though scarcely
sufficient, did a vuBt amount of good to
gardens in goueral, and brightened up
verdure to an astonishing extent.
The ship Macduff has completed her
lowor hold cargo and has commenced
her 'tween dock cargo. She will be
ready for sea in two ur three weeks.
Messrs. Armstrong & Eckstein have
taken a handsome suite of offices in
Sheriff Armstrong's block, and will
move inlo tlieir new quarters this
week.
A large fire, in the direction of Port
Townsend, was observed from tho str.
Rithet last night. It was thought by
those acquainted with tho surroundings
to bo in the vicinity of the Port Discovery saw mills
The str. Islander will be withdrawn
from the Victoria-Vancouver routo
shortly, and about July 15th will leave
on an excursion trip to the northorn
waters. During tho Islander's absence
she will be rephced by the steamer
Yosemite.
The forest fire on the hillside above
Brownsville on Saturday night mado
a very pretty picturo, and was observed
with interest by hundreda of people
iu this city. To-day's rain haa had
the effect of quenching the fires and
clearing the atmosphere of smoke.
The machinists'are hard at work
placing tbe machinery in the new tug
Active, recently launohed by tho Royal
Oity Planing Mills Co. Everyone who
Imb inspected the new vossel is greatly
impressed with the beauty of ita lines,
apparent strength and handsome build.
A Vancouver newspaper is urchin
tho ohuroh authorities to postpone tlm
Sunday evening meetings till 7:30 or 8
p. m.vin order to allow people who live at
hotels and dine at 0 o'clock, to go to
church. Why hot let the hotels give
dinner at 5 o'clock rather than chango
church hours ?
The completion of the addition being
made to St. Paul's R. E. church, whicli
wero expected to havo been finished
tliis week, will occupy the better part
of next week also, nnd in consequeuco
of this another sorvico will bo hold nt
the Orange Hall. Bishop Cridge or
Rev. Dr. Reid is expected to participate in the ro-openiiig sorvice.
The election for school trustees took
place to day with the following result:
For St. George's ward, John McKenzie; for St. Patrick's ward, J. A. Calbick; for St. Andrew's ward, M. Sinclair and W. A. Duncan. The laat
named was elected to till the vacancy
caused by the resignation of W. Ross.
All the candidates were returned by
acclamation.
Many complaints have been heard nf
late concerning the running time of
the Brownsville ferry. The number of
passengers and vehicles making Use of
the ferry has largely increased during
the present summer, and a more fro
queut sorvice, especially in the early
morning and late afternoon hours, is
demanded. The ferry, now being oivio
property, should be run to suit tbe best
interests of the city.
Gored by a Bnll.
A man named James Coster, in
the employ of Mr. Thos. Cunningham,
was budly gored by tho latter's bull
yesterday aftornoon. Ho was engaged
only a fow days ago, and wns warned
by the foreman not to go near the
bull. Yesterday, contrary to orders,
he attempted to water tho animal,
when it threw him down and gored
him bo badly that it was found necessary to remove him to St. Mary's hos-
pital, whero the poor fellow lies in a
critical condition. Dr. Fagan is doing
all in his powor to relievo the sufferer,
who is doing as well us could be expected under the circumstances.
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V. IH. CA. Meeting.
The congregation at the Y. M. C. A
yesterduy afternoon, though not so
large us usual, was heartily in sympathy
with the speaker, Rev. J. H. White,
who showed how frail and unreliable
are all earthly friendships as compared
with Josus Christ the friend of sinners.
Many requests were made that the
revd. gentlemen would remember them
in his closing prayer. A letter from
the executive committeo of the Pacific
Nortii West, was read, asking that
aid be sent to the Y. M. 0. A. in
Seattle, which is financially embarrassed in consequeneo of tho recent firo,
A response was quickly made to the
amount of $12.65. Some who were
not prepared (aa a collection in the
Y. M. C. A. is not a usual occurrence)
will send in Iheir donations during the
present week.
English Bny will be Boomed.
Mr. Van Horne was interviewed by
the Vancouver board of trade on Saturday afternoon concerning the im
provemeuts the company intended
muking. Mr. Van Horne suid the
central depot to be built by the company in Vancouver, na well ns the
company's offices, will hu at tho foot
of Granville street, where tho present
one stands. When the Southern, or
Short Lino, is built, a depot for local
purposes will be built near False Creelt
bridge on Granville street. Operations
on the new opera house will be begun
inside of a month at tho farthest. It
will bo erected at tho corner of Granville and Robson streets, and will bo
capable of accomodating at least 1,500.
Tho heavy shipping, ho expects, will
be dune uu English Buy and that likely within tho next eighteen months, or
two yenrs at tho furthest. The wharves
there will be lit least half a mile in
length. The dread Vancouverites
have long stood in fear of, the removal
of the ocean shipping to English Bay,
is now about to bo put into effect.
(lot Speedy Trial.
The caso of Ah Huy, tho
who so   nearly rfalaliyJ'stab'bed
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Jim. A. McMartin,
W. H. Konry,
I. H. Sharp,
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No Licenses Wanted.
In the supreme court to-day, on
motion of Mr. Eckstein a rule nisi was
granted calling upon the Maple Ridge
board of licensing commissioners to
show cause why a writ of prohibition
Bhould nut issue to prohibit the granting of a license to R. W. Mcintosh to
sell liquors at Port Hammond. The
rule will be argued on Wednesday.
The people of Maple Ridge are largely
in favor of no license being granted
within the municipality, and they will
use every legal means to carry their
wishes into effect.
A Painful Accident.
iy, tho Chinaman
(ly stabbed Mr.
Herbert J. Kirkland last week at
Deus.Ialund Cannery, was heard before Capt. Pittendrigh this morning.
Mr Kirkland told hia story in a few
worda. The Chinaman wna under
contract and attempted to desert from
his Ohinese boss. The "boss" asked
Mr. Kirkland to detairl Jfli'lHoy, and
it waa in attempting to do so that tho
prisoner made the murderous assault
on him. Dr. Cooper gave evidence to
the nature of the wound, which he
pronounced dangerous, and said that
had it been less than an inch lower
the knife would have ontered the
stomach with fatal results. Tho wound
was an inch long, quite deep, and the
loss of blood from it very great. The
knife with which the wound was inflicted, wub made out of an old file.
After hearing all the evidonco tho
magistrate committed tho prisoner for
trial.
The prisoner signified the wish to be
tried without delay, under the "speedy
trials aot." Mr. Justice McCreight
took the bench and the case proceeded.
The evidence adduced was similar in
every respect to that already published
in Tbe Columbian. Two IndiauB,
George and William, who saw the
stabbing, in their evidence showed Ah
Hoy certainly meant murder. His
lordship remanded the prisoner for
sentence. As Mr. Moresby was about
tu remove him from tho dook Ah Hoy
sprang forward nnd shaking his fiat at
Mr. Kirkland cried "by and by mo kil-
lee you sure," meaning that the next
opportunity he would make suro work
of him.
Children Cryfor Pltcher'sCastorla
Mr. H. L. DeBeck, president of the
Brunette Saw Mills Company, met
with an unfortunate accident to-day,
shortly uftor noon. He was riding on
a bicycle iu the vicinity of the mills,
and, falling, tried to save himself by
throwiig out his hands, with the
result tli .t a shoulder blade was dislocated. Dr. Coopor was summoned
in haste'f.nd successfully reduced the
dislocation- Mr. DeBeck will experience nothing worso than temporary in-
convenience and considerable pain
from the unfortunate mishap. He
did not audibly express his  opinion
about bicycles.
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Slraek A Caw.
Aa the 11:20 train from Vancouver
rounded the curve bolow the woolen
mills, this morning, the engineer espied a oow on the traok and sounded
the whistle to frighten it off. The
shrieking had no effect on the nerves
of the animal, and it remained on the
traok unoonsoious of the impending
danger. The locomotive was so dose
tbat it would have been useleia to attempt to stop, and the oow waa pioked
up by tbe pilot and thrown to ono side
with ita baok broken. The polioe
hunted up the owner of the animal,
explained the aooldent and then put
the poor brute out of suffering.
THE  CHURCHES.
Summaries »r Some of the Citv Sermons
Spoken Yesterday.
ST. ANDREW S   CHURCH.
Rev. Thos. Scoullar preached last
evening in the Presbyterian church
from the Acts of tho Apostles 10c. 1-2
verses—"Thore was a certain man in
CniBarea called Cornelius, a centurion
of the band called the Italian band :
A devout man, and one that feared
God with all his house, which gave
much alms to the people, and prayed
to God alway"—and spoke aa follows:
We have in this chapter an account of
the opening of the door of the church
to the Gentiles—an account of how
God recognized the Gentiles and received them into the same privileges as
were enjoyed by the Jews. The scone
of thla transaction was at Ctesarea.
Cressrea was a oity of very considerable
importance. It was a seaport town
ana possessed of an excellent harbor,
which waa visited by many ships. It
was built by Herod the Groat, and was
inhabited at this time mainly by
pagans. Ctesarea ought to be a place
of very considerable interest to Gentile
nations, inasmuch as It was here that
the door of the ohuroh wai opened to
the Gentiles. Itls true that on former occasions those of Gentile nations
had received blessings ot tho hand of
God, aud the apostles had proaohed
the gospel unto individuals and they
had received the gospel. But here
God shows an apostle of the eiroam'
cision that the Gentiles were cleansed
by the atoning sacrifice of Christ as
well us tho Jows, and that what God
had cleansed no man should call common or unclean, that there is no respect of persons with God. Ii wus
horo also, at Ctesarea, that tho great
apuatlo of lho Gentiles was imprisoned
for two whole yeavs. It was here
where he mado his famous, speech before Felix, Festtia, Agrippa and others,
Iu this place there dwelt a devout man
called Cornelius. This is a Latin
name, wliich shows that Cornelius was
a Roman. He was by profession a
soldier, and he was a centurion, which
means that ho commanded 100 men,
although this term will pormii of considerable latitude. This soldier waa
evidently a God fearing man. There
are some who seem to think that it is
almost impossible for a soldier to be a
Christian, that there are few Christians found in the army. It is rather
a remarkable thing that of all the centurions we read of in tho bible there
are good things said of them. So, in
later timos, we read of noble Christian
men who wero in the army, such as
Hedley Vicars, Havelock, and, more
lately, General Gordon. Brethren,
there is no position in which wo may
not serve God. If there is, we had
better got out of it. This man Cornelius, then, was a devout man. That
means that he served God to a certain
extent. This is a general term that
may be applied to a pagan as well as
to a Christian. You find it applied in
the scriptures on several different oc
elisions' It is very evident that ho
worshipped God up to the light that
he Baid; he served God according to his
ability, and we are constrained to ask
the question, could any Christian exhibit n more beautiful life than this ?
As yet Cornelius wus uot u Christian,
but he was an earnest enquirer, seek
ing for lighi—not saved, but yet iu the
best condition to bo saved, ln answer
to the question how Cornelius came to
possess his knowledge of the true God,
ho was probably simply acting up to
the light which nature had given him
—ouo of those of whom the apostlo
sponks as follows : "These having nol
tlie law, are a law unto themselves."
The question uf lhe heathen is u great
question, as to whether the heathen,
somo of them nt leuat,' may not be
saved without tho revelation which
God has given to men. Wo road that
there is no other name given under
heavou whereby men must be saved
but the name of Christ, uud that faith
cometh by hearing; but yet, may not
God, in some way unknown to us, apply the redemptive work of Christ to
tlnBo who have not the gospel ? Thore
are many of the heathen, we believe,
thai are seeking after God. This has
beonproved in the experience of variooB
missions. This, we believe, is thn
condition of many to-day, in China und
in India. Our duty is, if we havo the
light, if we have the knowledge, lo
give it to those that have it not, that
they may share with us in those bless
ings whicli hnve come to us through
Jesus Christ. It is evident thnt Cornelius hud taught his household what
ho know of God. All professing Christians do not do us much for their
households. Many, I fear, send their
children to the Sabbath school, and
think that their duty ends there.
Surely, brethren, it is the duty uf nil
hduds of families tn erect an altar in
the family, mid to give tlieir children
parental instruction. We rend that
Cornelius gave much alms and prayed
alway, and in theae thinga docs he not
put many Christians to shame ? Ab
Christians we should come to Christ,
telling all nur sins, troubles and darkness, and get from Him light, comfort
and forgivenesB. May God help us fo
do BO.
JOHNSTOWN FLOOD AND  SEATTLE    FIRE.
At the service hold lust evening in
the Orange Hull, under the auspices of
the Reformed Episcopal church, the
Rev. Thos. Haddon drew less"iis from
tho Johnstown fluod and Seattle firo,
taking na the basis of his remarks thu
words found in Rev. 7c, 19, 20 and
24v , 8c, lv., and spoke as fulluwa: We
have here in these words two classes
of destruction, one uf flood and the
other of lire, and 1 take theso in conjunction with the two late disasters on
the other Bide uf the lino, as a basis
upon which to draw lessons from.
Human nature is just the same to day
aa it was in Noah's time; he had
beon warned of thu approaching flood,
aud as a preacher he warned his people; ihey laughed at him, and refused
to listen to his warnings, uud when too
late, ihey realized how true had boen
his forecast. Lot recoived the same
treatment when he warned his sons-
in-law of the approaching destruction
of Sodom and Gomorrah, aud the same
indifference aB to their fate was shown
by the people af Johnstown; they
would nol believe that disaster and
death wore so near, hence when it did
come they found it was too lute to do
anything to save themselves. An eye
witness, Mr. John McCarty, who escaped, says that the people were
warned in the early morning; but the
warning was unheeded until at ton
o'clock the stream poured into Cinder
street. Soon houses rocked to and
fro, and began to drift away, dashing
against each other, and going to pieces;
these houses were going down to destruction still freighted with the poor
wretches who had just a few hours before laughed at the idea of danger.
Year after year they had been warned
of the possibility of the vast lake
breaking through its banks, and the
people living below had become accustomed to the talk of possible danger
to them, and even now, when the dam
broke and the flood was approaching,
some only laughed; they would not believe in their insecurity, and is thia not
the way the ambassadors of God are
treated, who warn the people of tho
sure destruotion that will oome upon
those who will not seok safety in
Ohrist Jesus. At Johnstown, when
they were warned of the approaching
danger, they ahould havo left the town
and tried to socuro themselves on
higher ground, and whon secure have
thanked God In prayer for their deliverance, and when we are warned
of the sure destruction  awaiting  the
wicked we Bhould seek to  rise  abovo
the danger and thank Gud that He has
delivered us frnm eternal destruction.
I have little donbt bul   that God  an-
awered the prayers offered Up by many
in the dying agonies, and thus snatched
thein from  eternal   death.   A   very
ti'iiohiug incident is reported  by some
of tho survivors   who were  upon   the
banks:   A child was coming down the
stream, kneeling on a raft in   tho attitude of prayer, and the raft came  ao
close that thoy could ace   the bg 'ears
rolling down the cheeks and  tho  pallor of death upon the brow, aud they,
unable to lend any assistance, shouted
to the child to keep courage.   By nnd
bye the raft went   under Bume  logs,
and the child was not seen on the surfaco again.   I have little  doubt  tnat
child was n  Sunday   school  scholar.
Just at the time wu aru iu   trouble wo
pray, but we Bhould make the exercise
habitual, and   thus   prepare fur  the
change uf habitation that  must  take
place.   St John in tlm Rovolatinn pictures thu destruction of the world, and
lhe  cry  of   the   unredeemed    uuto
the rooks und the hills to cover  them,
but the last prayer that John sees will
be uttorod ou earth will never be  answered, for it will   he   impossible   to
hido from the scrutinizing cyo of God;
and the lesson io be drawn  just  here
ia tu pray in fai'li tioui, and our prayers
will   be  answered.     Then I   would
point to i he quickness of desolation in
these   instances.    Look   at   the  flrst
grout Hood, when only one family   escaped; then look a; ihu rapidity of destruction in the cities uf  the plain, Lot
and his family only having left the city
a few hours »,hou it waa swept out uf
existence.   So in the   floods  on  the
other side of the line: in the  morning
the valley picturesque with the   beauties of   nature; in   the   ovening  ten
thousand dead nr dying, the  valley  a
Beetle ot desolation, the disaster   coming upon   many   suddenly,   overtakig
rich and poor alike, thousands Hunting
down to a sure watery grave,   and  in
their terror and madness attending un-
ut'iuuble despair,  fighting  for  life—
tne beautiful valley with its towns and
lillugcs  io   their  prosperity  in   the
morning; in the evening a vast sea  of
destruction.   Aud the  lesson   taught
at Johnstown, and repeated at Seattle,
is tlmt earth by things are not eternal,
they are not durable and  lasting, but
fade away suddenly, and  if  they do   i
nut slip from our grasp  death  comes
suddenly aa it thiel iu the  night  and
carries us away from   them, and   that
is why tho  advice   is  given, "Be  ye
also  ready."   Then    another  lesson
luusht us is the low, debased, degrading position a man will sink   to, when
he will rob the dead and the dying, as
was    witnessed   in   the   Hungarians'
fiendish robbery of trinkets and   rings
from the dead, in some cases  severing
the finger  or   ear; it  is no  wonder
lynching waa resorted to, for  a  man
deserves lynching when he gives  way
and geta bo lmv as to   rob  the  dead;
and the lesson here is that, while sin
will grow habitual to a man nnd carry
him down  to participating  in  these
basest of crimes,   the  gospel  of  the
Lord Jesua Christ lifts man up, out of,
and uway from sin, putting n new uud
better nature   within   him.   Another
lusBin is taught us  in   the help and
sympathy shown totho suffering and
bereaved ones who survived  the  dis-
aser in each case; men  giving  their
titne, money, and msouie cases their life
ill an effort to help those who  needed
it.    Many were the noble deeds,  husbands in despuir trying to  Bavo  their
wives and families,   mothers  clinging
to their liabes, unwilling tu see  them
polish, and preferring   to  sink  with
them rather than give thom up,   their
loved ones; and now provision is being
made uf clothes, monoy und fuod; frnm
all parts sympathy wells   up   in   substantial help, the very heart of nations
being drawn oin in tender pity for tho
Buffering and needy.    And   this  self-
sacrifice is seen in connection   with religion,    missionaries nud    Christum
workers, seeing the masses exposed to
danger for want of spiritual help, sacrifice lime, money and, in many cases,
life, to rescue the perishing and  make
the solitary places clad.   The   present
lesson teaches thai God's Hoods of  indignation will Burely sweep   upon  us
and tho lire that never  can be put out
will overtake us, and to avoid tho ter-
rii'lo consequences wu sh- uid escape to-
the mountain of  Gud's   In lint-Be,   or,
like Noah, seek tho ark of safety, and,
having  oursi'1'L-s   found   safety,   Lull
others so that they may bo  saved   in
time and for eternity, and   may  God
mnke ub all secure,
lie Is Sanguine.
Percy Dickinson, connected with
the Bellingham Bay and Westminster
R. R., camo in on today's train and
is staying over at Hotol Vancouver
until to-morrow. Mr. Dickinson
stated to a World reporter this afternoon that everything on the railroad
he is interested in is moving aatiafuo-
tnrily, and rails will probable be laid
and ir.iins running sometime in September. When asked as to extending
the railroad system from Westminster
to Vancouver, he said laughingly,
"Ono at a time." Ho added that
Senator Canfiold has been indisposed,
but is better, The Seattle Are hss to
a certain extent, had its influence on
their plans.—World of Saturday.
filljl
" M HOGAL AND GENERAL NEWS,
:<
;:
{From Dally Columbian, June IS.)
Horatio Wobb arrivod down from
Chdliwuck tu-day.
Five carloads of cattle arrived from
the interior this morning.
W. J. Young, M. D , of Ladners,
was in the city last night.
Sheriff .Armstrong's new block will
be ready for occupation in a month.
Salmon only averaged 2 to the bout
last night. The fishermen consider
themselves in unusually hard luck.
Jaa. Coster, the man who was so
badly gored by a bull on Sunday, is
improving rapidly and his recovery is
now almost certain.
The base ball olub wont over to
Hastings this afternoon to play the return match wiih Vancuuver. May
victory perch high on the banner of
tho Royal Oity club.
The churoh of England synod moots
to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock in
Holy Trinity churuh nnd from thoro
will adjourn to the Hyack hall, whero
the business of tho synod will be discussed.
'. Mr. John Burr of tho North Arm
has sold his line farm, consisting of
260 acres, with buildings, stock and
farm implements, to a Mr. Prentiss,
from Scotland, for $10,000. Mr.
Prentiss takes immediate possession
and Mr. Burr leaves for Ontario in a
few days to visit his old home.
About threo weeks ago a lady arrived ill Brandon from New Westminster,
B. O, looking after her husband, who
deserted hor two years ago, Tho cuso
was placed in the bunds of Detectivo
Foster, who, after a careful enquiry,
located the runaway husbaud at White
river, two hundred miles east of Port
Arthur.—Winnipeg Free Press,
Tho cow struck by the train yesterday was the property of Mrs. Homer.
Tho train was within tho oity limits
at the time the accident occurred and
wns running much faster than 4 miles
por hour, tho speed allowed by law.
If the 0. P. R wishes to do the fair
and propor thing the animal will be
paid-for without tho tiecesaity of taking proceedings to recover its value.
In the Presbyterian general assembly, sitting nt Toronto, on Friday, a
discussion on mission fields in the
Northwest took up the greatest part
of the day. Rev. P. McF. Macleod,
formerly of the Central Presbytorian
churbh, Toronto, and now of Victoria,
B. C, introduced Rov. T. G. Thompson and J. MoClure, delegates with
himsolf from Britisli Columbia. They
were listened to with interest.
Crushed Ills Knee.
A man named O'Flaherty, in the
employ of the Brunette Saw Mills,
met with a very Borious and painful accident on Saturday. He was moving
lumber and a plank slipped against his
right knee crushing it hadly, but not
breaking any bones. O'Flaherty waB
removed to St. Mary's hospital and
placed under the care of Dr. Fagan.
The knee is badly inflamed but the
doctor thinks a week or so will bring
him out all right again.
Serious   Accident.
One of tho sisters of St. Mary's hospital had the misfortune to fall yesterday and break her arm. The fracture
though not a bad one ia very painful,
nnd will havo the effect of forcing her
to refrain from aotive work for aome
weeks. Apart from tho mishap to tho
sister, tho accident ia a serious misfortune to the hospital, us just now all
the nursing force is taxed to the utmost, and havo scarcely rost dny or
night. The pationt is nndor the caro
of Dr. Fagan and is progressing favorably.
Broke Ills leg.
YeBterday morning at the Ladners
Saw Mill, a French-Canadian named
De Fontaino, whilo moving lumber,
slipped and fell, tit tho sumo time pull-
inu over some heavy lumber which fell
on top of him. Thebulk of tho weight
fell nu tho left log, which was fractured in two places between the ankle
and knee. The poor fellow wns soon
removed from his painful position mid
tho local doctor was summoned, who
bound up the log. A tug wub procured and Do Fontaine was brought to
Westminster and removed lo St. Mary's
hospital. Dr. Fagan, the attending
surgeon, sot tho leg and tho patient
is now reported to bo  resting  easily.
Morrison not Springs arrivals,
Following are registered nt St. Alien
Hotel: D. S. Curtis and wife, J. C.
Armstrong, Fred Eiokhoff, A. W.
Lundbom, Wostminstor; Thos. Davies
and wifo, Toronto; ,7. .0. Young and
wife, Seattle; R. A. Turner. Port
Townsend', Thos. Bradley, J. E, Jon-
kins, Nannlmo; Alex. Moffutt, Mrs.
Chas. Inkmun, Miss Agassiz, Agassiz;
T. Carey, Kamloops; Mrs. Trothowny,
Mrs. Bnldwin, Mission; P. Rightor,
Keewatin; T. tlrgnheart, A. Gilmore,
Francis Bouchior, Victoria; R. Rooster, F. Fonbort, F. Clutterbuok, H.
G. Rangis, R. A. Anderson, H. G.
Bock. E. J. McFoeloy, 0. H. Garl-
wod, G. H. Legg, Jud. Buxton, H.
Oayloy, R. Oassolman, W. L. Leonard,
Vancouver.
Pcndoln's Brewery Burned.
Special to tho Columbian.
Savonaii, Jnne 17. — Pondoln's
brewery was totally destroyed by fire
this afternoon ; loss $10,000, partially
insured. The fire ia supposed to have
started in the engino room.
ytttgttqifgatBawBt
Tnluitlile fill  I'rnl Collection.
The director of tho Geological and
Natural History survey of the Dominion, with his well known generosity,
has forwarded to Mr. A. J. Hill, of
this city a most interesting and valuable catnloguo und collection nf rock
aud minerals uf Canada, consisting of
nearly 150 specimens. Another similar collection, it is understood, haa
been received for tho uso of tho high
school here. The location of these
typical collections for reference
throughout the Dominion and especially iu mining districts, is a matter of
lho utmost consequence und value, and
thoir constant use in the public schoul
should bo a prime factor in the education of our young men, more particularly of those to whom may be in
future committed the development of
our exhaustless mineral resources.
Whnt Mr. Van ll'nrr.c Thinks.
The wonderful cherries grown in Dr.
C. E. C. Brown's garden, and referred
ro in Saturday's Columbian, were sent
to Mr. W. C, Van Homo, president of
the Canadian Pacific Railway, who
was so surprised and pleased with them
that ho caused the branches to bo sont
to Montreal for exhibition. Following
is his reply to Dr. Brown:
My Dear Sir.—A thousand thanks
for the wonderful cherry - branches you
so kindly sont ino. I nevor saw a specimen of fruit to bo compared with them.
I have forwarded them to Montreal for
exhibition, I will bo very glad to accept your offor of photographs of them,
and if you have uo objections to the
photographs being ro-produccd in photoengraving thoy can he mado very useful
in our advertising niatter.
Yours truly,
W. C. Van Horne.
City I'onncll.
The city council met last night at 8
o'clock for the transaotion of business.
Present, Aldermen Calbick, Scoullar,
Cunningham, McPhaden, Jacques,
Reid, Townsend, Ewen and Curtis.
His worship Mayor Hendry in the
chair.
COMMUNICATIONS,
From W. N. Draper, asking the
council to open Auckland street and
remove the cattlo yards, which he
claims are a nuisance. Received and
filed.
From a committee of the Royal City
Boat club, asking the use of a water
lot for a floating boat house. Request
granted, the lut to be held at the will
of the council.
From J. A. Oalbick, asking permission to lay building material on tho
stroet.   Leave granted.
From the Invitation committee,
Vancouver colebration, inviting the
mayor, aldermen and citizens of Westminster to bo present on July 1st.
Received, and the clerk instructed td'
reply extending thanks for tho invii"
tation. '">
ACCOUNTS,
•Mainland Gurrdtim, $62.15; G. W.
Gilley & Co., $183.67; J. G. Ronald,
$168.60.
Aid. Cunningham, chairman of the
park committee, reported that all work^
on the park would be done by contract'^
dividing the job into four different,
parts. The committee had examiner)!
the grounds and laid out the work;;
plans for the erection of the exhibition
buildings had boen called for. Another meeting would be hold on Wednesday night.   Report adopted.
Aid. Calbick reported that the committoe appointed to look into the fisheries question had decided it was a
niatter out of tho jurisdiction of the
council.   Adopted.
Aid. Jaquea reported thnt W. N.
Draper had been offered $1,000 and
his law expenses for the lot expropriated for railway purposes. Ho had refused this offer.
A numbor of aldermen spoke on the
question pro and con. The genoral expression was thnt the prico offered was
liberal.
A committee, consisting of Aid. Cunningham, Townsend and Reid, was appointed to report on this matter at
next meeting.
On motion tho counoil went into
committee of the whole on Alderman
Jnquos' liquor license amendment bylaw, Aid. Townsend in the chair. The
by-lnw provided that the liquor license
by-law should lio in abeyance till Dec.
1st whon it would come into-force.
Tho prouniahlo wos read and on
motion it wus laid ovor.
Clause 1 was read ub follows :
Clause 1, That tho liquor license
by-lnw, 1889, bo nnd is horeby amended by striking out section 42 thereof
and inserting lta liou of said soction the
following words, namely : "This by-
luw shall cumo into forco and tako
effect on tho lirat day of December,
1889."
Clauso 42 iB the clauao making
special provision for the lirat mooting
of tho licensing board and the effect of
this amendment was to repeal that
clause.
Aid. Curtis moved in niiiendmutit
that tho following bo substituted :
Clause 1. That iho liquor license
by-law bo and iB her.<by amended by
adding to soction 15 tho following
words: "Provided that the foe to be
paid fur n saloon license during the
half year irom tho 30th of June, 1889,
to 1st of January, 1890, shall bo $100
instoad of $200."
Clauso 2. This by-law moy bo cited
ub the "liquor license amendment bylaw, 1889."
Aid. Curtis said this was all the
lironsod victuallers association hud
naked for, nnd ho wns willing to make
the concession, ns tho suloon keepers
had not been given sufficient notice of
tho chango which hud boen brought
nbout. This amendment would lenve
the by-lnw intnet and not interfere
with its workingB. Thero was no desiro on his part to tnko unfair advantage of anyune.
Aid. Jaqnes persisted that Aid.
Curtis intended killing the by-lnw.
Ho wiBhod tho bylaw to stand after
Dec 1st.
Aid. Curtis: "Yuu may pull the
woul ovor some people's oyes, but you
can't pull it over mine, Aid.   Jaques."
Aid. Jaques roso with a very broad
smile on his face nnd declared ho waB
only endeavoring to bring about a proper understanding by the nearest possible way.
Aid. Scoullar thought Aid. Jaques
ammidment should be adopted, as it
waa juat and fair. The cuuucil was
not elected totyrannizoovcrthepeople.
Aid. Curtis said his amendment
granted all that tho Bullion keepers
asked, and what more did Aid. Scoullar want?
Aid. Scoullar replied that the
changes were too radical, and that
they should not be sprung on the public so quickly. It was better to go
slow with changes of this kind nnd get
the people usod to them.
Aid. McPhaden said the saloon
keepers woro as respectable a lot of
poopio as uny in tho community, and
lie did not seo by what right thoir
business or hours of business were
being interfered with.
Aid. Ewen contended that Aid.
Jaques amendment by-law was all
right, and that it should be allowed to
pass.
Mayor Hendry said ho hnd supported tho liquor license by-law from the
first and would therefore support Aid.
Curtis' amendment as it granted all
tho licensed victuallers asked and
would leave the original by-law operative
Aid. Cunningham, Reid and Oalbick spoko to the Bame effect.
Aid. Curtis'amendment to clause 1
was then put and carried.
Aid. Curtis then moved that clause
2 bo rend.
Aid. Jaques: "Hold on, 1 want to
introduce a clause whereby Aid, Curtis
and other druggists will not have the
monopoly of the Sunday whiskey businoss."
Aid. Townsend: "You are out of order, Aid. Jaques. Clause 2 must be
disposed of bofore anything new is introduced."
Aid. Scoullar: "Aid Jaques is in
order."
Aid. Curtis: "I would like to know
where Aid. Scoullar learned hiB points
of order. This is his first year in the
council and he seems to be better
posted thar those who have been councillors for years. Aid Jaques knows
he is out of order." Clause 2 was thon
read and Aid, Curtis moved tbat it
pass ns read, At this point all semblance of order was abandoned, everyone talked, and the proceedings for
half an hour were most undignified.
Finally Aid. Scoullar moved that obtuse
2 should not pass, which waB lost on
a show of hands, Aid. Scoullar, Ewen,
Jaques and McPhaden voting for the
motion and Aid. Curtis, Mayor Hendry, Aid. Cunningham, Calbick and
Reid voting againBt it.
Aid. Ewen then rose to his feet and
Said he was not going to stay any longer and naked the,pthers to leave with
him.        .    a
Aid. Jnquea, Scoullar and McPhadden followed suit and left the room.
Aid. Curtis said this was a most unworthy proceeding on the part of tbe
aldermen to leave the council ohamber,
and was a display of childishness unbecoming men. There were two by-laws
to be fully,passedjg^ostreets and park
debenture by-law and winter works debenture bylaw, which if not ratified
at this meeting would be worthless
paper. The people had voted the aldermen into office to carry out tho desires of the citizens, had expressed
their wishes concerning tho by-laws at
thu polls, and hero were four aldermen, a minority of the council, attempting to fustrnte the people's wishes
out of pure childlishnosa becauso they
eould not carry their personal ends.
Luckily a quorum waa left, and it was,
a good thing for tho poople. Aid.
Jaquea had played the same tactics on
several previous occasions when his
pet schemes would not carry. Tbe
aldermen met as businesa men to do
business properly and there ehould be
no childlishness displayed, and he
for ono would resign rather than stand
it.
Aid. Reid spoke in a similar strain
and condemned the action of the nli-
ormen who had left tho room.
It was moved tbat clause 2 pass.
Mayor Hendry thought it would be
better for the committee to riso and
report progress and ask leavo to sit
ogaiu. This would give Aid. Jaques
n chance to bring in an amendment if
such wns in order.
Aid. Curtis objectod and insisted
thnt the by-law should be disposed ot.
Aid. Townsond anid tho uldecmon
who had just left had plnyod ii""bluff"
game and failed. Ho for one did not
propose to sit in tho council if. this
sort of game was to bo tried and Bitch
childish conduct coutinuod. Aid.
Jaques hnd shown the whito feather
und tho business of tho council should
not bo suspended on that account.
Mnyor Hondry still argued thnt
nothing moro should bu dono with the
amendment by-law till a propor understanding had btteji arrived at by all
parties.
At this point Aid. Curtis appliod
tho term "boobies" totho mayor and
alderman, On which the mayor left tlm
chair and refuaed to sit, again until
Mr. Curtis bad apologized. After
wrangling an hour tho upoloiry wns
given and business was resumed.
The committoe ruse, reported progress and asked leave lb sit again, it
being decided to givo Aid. Juquos »
chance to oppose it furthor if he so
wishes,
Tlsu atreeta and park debenture bylaw and water works debenture by-
lnw wero read a third time und finally
Aid. Curtis handed in his resignation, which, however, ho withdrew
Bftor considerable pressure.
On motion $200 win voted to BBnd
provincial exhibits to tlie Toronto exhibition.
On motion tlm olerk was instructed
to oominuuicnte with the chief commissioner of lands nnd works asking for
tho conveyance of Lulu'lsland reserve,
as arranged by tho council cmiimittoo,
Tho council adjourned at 11:45 p.m.
SYRUP OF FIGS,
Produced from the laxative and nutritious juice of California figs, combined
with the medicinal virtues of plants
known to be most beneficial to the
human system, acts gently on the kidneys, liver and bowels, effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds and
headaches, und curing habitual constipation.
Wholesale City Market.
Beef,     per ICO lbs { 4 00 @ 4
Pork           "            7 60 a 8 50
Mutton      "          8 no @ a no
Potatoes     "           fto®     75
Cabbage     "           50 (9 100
Onions       "           1 oo a 1 50
Wheal        "           1 so© 0 00
Oats           "           175»
Peas          "           160 a 2 OO
Hay,        ner to  12 00 % 15 00
Butter (rofls) per In  0 28 @ 0 85
Cheese,             "     0 14@ 0 16
Eggs,       perdoz  0 20®     26
Cordwood fretail) per oord  8 00 a 4 00
Apples, per box  80 @l 150
Hldes(gr'n|per 100 lbs  4 008 6 00
"    (dry)        "          6 0118 I
Wool, perib  0 8    10
 BIRTH.	
DMUMMOND.-At Langley, B. C, on Frl
day, 14th June, ttio wire of James M.
Drununond, of a daughter.
Whon Bsby was sick, ws gm her Cutoria,
Wlion aho wu i Child, she cried for Cutorls,
When she became Miu, she clang to Cutorls,
When ehe hsd Children, she give them Cutorls
T. C. ATKINSON,
BAREI8TEU, SOLICITOR, Ae. Offlccs-
Masonlo Building, New Westminster,
B. O. dwtc
ARMSTRONG ti ECKSTEIN,
BARRISTERS,  SOLICITORS,   BTC-
Masonic Building, Now westmln-
ster, B. C. dwmy4t,c
t OUltOI Lit, McCOLL dl JENNS,
BARRISTERS. SOLICITORS, eto. Offloes—Masonlo Buildings, New West-
minster, and Vancouver, B, C.        dwto
JOSE PH E. GAYNOR, It. A.,LL.B.
riOLD MEDALIST of tho University of
\JI Dublin. BARRI8TER-AT LAW of
tho High Court of Justico, Ireland. Offices,
Corner McKenzie & Clarkson Sts., New
-Westmlnater, dwfe21to
O. W. GRANT,
ARCHITECT.  Offloe—Cornor Mary and
Clarkson Sts., WeBtmlnster.   dwto
3STOTIOB.
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
of the shareholders of the Shnswap
& Okanngnn Rnllway will bo held at the
offlce ot the Company, No. 40, Government St.. Viotoria, on Tuesday, July 2nd,
1880, at 11 o'clock a. m.
M, LUMBY,
wjel0t2 Seoretary 8. & O. Ky. Co.
AUCTION SALE
 OP-
STOCK RANCH?
CATTLE and HORSES
I HAVE JUST REOEIVED INSTRUC-
tlons to sell by public auction on the
premises, that part of the
ONTARIO FARM
at Lanpley Prairie, described on tho map
as SECTION 808, facing on tbe wagon road
to Lnngley Fort, and containing 160 acres
more or less. Th Is ls one of tbe best farms
on Langley PralrSe. is centrally situated
with ^oads to Fraser river and New Wear--
minster city. Church and schools noar
by, and will be within easy reach of the
NewWestmlnsterSouthern Rnllway. The
soil ls second to none in quality. Terms
of payment very easy.
Wltli sell at same time tlie whole of the
graded stock consisting of 11 Milch Cows,
0 five and six-year-old steers, 4 three-year-
old heifers, 6 two-year-olds and 5
yearlings.
1 spam well broken **year-old colts.
1 gray horse well broken,0 years old.
1 black mure broken to saddle- a-nd harness.
1 gray colt 3 years old, broken tosaddle
and harness*
12-year-old gelding.
^excellent brood marcs, 5,7 and ft years
old with colts nt foot from pedigreed
horses.
To Farmers, Stock Raisers and.Speeula-
tors tbls will he found a very favorable
opportunity for investment. Messrs.
Inn ea Bros, have been long and favorably
known for their good Judgment in ihe
buying and raising of stoek of all kinds.
Hence the present is an opportunity that
rarely ocenrs to seenre really lirst class
animals*
The terms are very easy, viz: For sums
under $80 net, cash: over that amounts
per cent, discounl will be allowed for cash
or negotiable notes at threo months without interest.
The salo will take placo afc il o'clock!
Friday Morning, the »xih .lime. I8S9.
T. 3. TRAPP,
JetywUt    % Auctioneer.
A^Pleasmo-'Sense of Health
and Strength Renewed, and
• of Ease and Comfort
Follows Misuse of Syrup of Figs, as it
acts gently on tlio
KiDNi-ys, Liver 0 Bowels
Effectually Cleansing tha System-whon
Costivo or Bilious, DispoUing
Colds, Headaches and Fevers
and permanently curing
HABITUAI, 0ONSTIPA1IOI"
witliout weakening or irritating tlio organs on which iti acts.
vor salo lu "Go bottles liy nil x.psdlng
Druggists.
MAmTFAaUMil) ONLV ET 'mil
CAIiITOEnAPiaSYEUPOO
- Sah Fniwiaco, QAti.,
""■wiim, Ky., Kiw\o-.:k. «• »
D. S. CURTIS * CO.
AQENTS B. LAURANCE'S SPECTACLES.
Wholesale and Retail Druggists
NEXT COLONIAL HOTEL, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
BON MARCHE.
SPRING AND SUMMER
Dress and Fancy Goods!
WALKER & SHADWELL.
T.J.TRAPP&CO.
GENERAL & SHELF HARDWARE,
Including Tools of all kinds of the best makes; Cross-cut & HaiUl-SltwS,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary I tt'lisils for Farming;
Puller 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 shudes; Floor Paints ready touse; Grind
Stones; Wall Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
Lubricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural Implements,
tr Special attention given to orders by mail.
dwjly3tc
T. J. TIS^.E'E9 SZ CO.,
Columbia Street, New Wbotjusstek.
RECEIVED   THIS  WEEK,
FANCY KNIT SHAWLS!
SHETLAND SHAWLS.
Just tte Thing for Cool Summer Evenings
 JkXtBO	
ii "'LADIES', MISSES' & CHILDREN'S
 Hiniti
UNDERWEAR
Silk, Merino, Natural Wool, Fancy Woolen,
Balbriggau and Cotton.
Ogle, Campbell & Freeman
MASONIC BLOCK,       -       NEW WESTMINSTER.
dwtc
ROYAL CITY
Planing li Company, II
RICHARD STREET, NEW WESTMINSTER.
MASUMCTl'llKRS ASD DISALlillS IM
illKMsoftolliiSresseiLiier
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
SALMON BOIES, ET FLOATS, TRAYS,
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors,   Frames,   Windows,
Mouldings, Balusters,
Blinds, Brackets,
Railings, Newels.
PLAIN AND FANCY AND ALL KINDS OF TURNED WORK.
nolftdwly
I
COMMERCIAL PRINTING,
The Oolumhux Pnmmci Establishment lias first-class facilities for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Meads. Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodgers,
Price Lists, &c. Prices will be found as low as at any other oflio» where
first-class work is done. VvttKLY British Columbian
IVciliicsiliiy Morning. June 10. MSI.
Impure Wnter.
In nn address delivered in "Victoria
recently CI. L. Milne, M.D.C.M., said:
Wu hear frequontly of outbreaks of
disease from bad water. Cholera, typhoid fever, diphtheria and other diseases are generally traced to this cause.
Few wells, and vory few indeed, contain water lit for household purposes,
and should be condemned, because
sewerage pecolutes through the urea
of its drainage and becomes contaminated with organic niatter. Many u
a cuso of typhoid fevor uud diphtheria
can bo traced to this cause alone. Precaution should also be exercised ill
linviug our city water supply us pure
ub possible. Numerous epidemics
have been traced of typhoid fevor arts-
ing from impure water, or contaminated
water curried from miles distant. The
relatiuii betwoen tho distribution of
water, which contaiiissewor-ige, and the
prevalence nf typhoid fever, call easily
bo observed. Taking tho mortuary
returns of certain cities and the condition of their water supply, oomplete
and trustworthy datu can be obtained
on this point lor many yoars back.
In the city of Brooklyn, where tho
water supply is free from sewage,
the death rate from typhoid is
only 15 in 100,000 of population, whilo in Boston, where the
same purity is not maintained, the
death rate is 40 por 100,000 population. In Philadelphia, also, and other
cities in the United States, where less
attention is given to the purity of the
water supply, the death rate from typhoid fever is grently increased. A
striking instance of this conies from
the continent of Europe. In tho city
of Vienna, from the yoar 185(1 to 1874,
well water of tin impure character wus
Used to a liime extent, iu addition to
a supply fiom the Danube. During
this period tlio deaths from typhoid
fever ranged from 100 to 340 annually
in every 100,000 population. But
since the time mentioned, a supply of
pure water has been tho means of reducing the death rate to us low as 11
per 100,000. In the faco ol suoh testimony wo cannot but admit that the
increase death rateof typhoid fever is
governed largely by the Bupply of
water used by the citizens.
Hot Spinas Camp.
A correspondent of the Truth at Hot
Springs Curap writes: A ride of 3
miles up a gradual inclino some 3,000
feet landed us at No. 1 mine, which was
bought last full as a prospect by G. B.
Wright and Victoria capitalists at $20, -
000. I found this a model camp, with
every improved requirement so far as
thoy have gone. They are now ship-
pins 3 tons per day to Helena, Mon-
tanu, and, ina few days, when a crosscut drift-tunnel at a lower depth is
completed they will be able to tako out
6 tons per day, which, us work is proceeded wiih, will be increased until,
within a year, they expect to bo able
to take out50tons per day. This is high-
grade ore, with grey copper and wire
as well as horn silvor, interspersed with
some galena and gangue and a large
amount uf carbonates. It is said that
the shipments have already clouted the
cost of the mine and most of the development work done. Beyond and
northwest of this claim numerous leads
have been located showing equally
high grade ore. The Deliah, Let-her-
goGalbigher, Daddy Gallagher, and
Youna Gallagher (the three last named
being owned by the Wheelers, Americans with some meanB), are, perhaps,
most worthy of notice. Thon boluw
is a claim owned by a Mr. Cooper of
Spokane Fulls. It hus been prospected for 2 yours, and ut every point for
600 feet-along the lead hus been found
rich carbonates and galena carrying
from 20 to 300 ounces silvor to the
ton. Next is the Little Donald, owned by Davenport & Co., who havo 60
tons of ore sucked ready for market.
Thoy havo made a very good start,
having sunk an incline shaft 50 feet
in 6 feel solid ore, which is galena
with zinc bluck jack carrying hiuh in
silver. The Krao, owned by the Wheelers, is a high-grade mine, with wire und
some horn silver und ciirbutiutes and
galena carrying silver. Considerable
prospecting hns been dune in three different shafts. Tlio United is a claim
just located. Itis uncovered for 30
feet and shows u wide vein, 8 feot of
which is solid galena with carbonates
and currying it good deal of antimony.
A hundred otlier locations liavo boon
made, many equally promising us those
named The Ainswurtli is u muss of
galena ore, equally us largo us the
Hendryx, who cluim that thoy contract to get out 300 tuns per duy,
as thoy liavo written to the manager
of the Kootenay Smelting & Truding
Syndicate at Revelstoke.
Late Despatches.
OTTAWA NOTES.
Ottawa, June 11.—The Weldon
extradition bill will bo put into effect
as soon as it is ratified by the Imperial
government. Although it is retroactive in principle the extradition of
American fugitives already in Canada
will not be permitted, because parliament clearly expressed its intentions
last session when it struck out the retroactive clause. The legislators, of
course, had-their trouble for their-
pains, as all legislation affecting extradition Is retroactive,
Mr. Anderson, steamship owner,
London, Eng., has had a conference
with the committeo of the privy council to-day, respecting tho proposed Atlantic steamship service. The basis of
an arrangement was concluded. It
was decided that vessels need not
maintain a rate of speed of 20 knots
as originally contemplated.
Ottawa, Juno 12.—Mr. Chisholm,
M. P., leaves Monday for Banff en
route home.
At the Anti-Jesuit convention at
Toronto to-day the organisation committeo presented a report. It recommended the adoption of tho following
sehome: The formation of u provincial
association to ho known as the Equal
Rights Associution, branches to be
funned ill townships, villages, towns,
cities or other municipulities, each
branch to huvo a chairman, secretary,
treasurer, executive committee and
soiiit delegutes to the district- council,
of which ihe headquarters aro to be
at the country town or othor equally
convenient pluce. Those district councils in turn will sond delegates to tho
provincial council or governing body,
which will moot annually or at sueh
other times us shull be deemed expedient, by tlio executive committee.
This committee shall bo elected by the
provincial council and be composed of
thirty members. Tlio formation of a
Dominion Association on similar linos
is suggested. The discission of the
report was deferred until lifter the
adoption of tho various resolutions.
It was decided to petition for the disallowance of tho act.
NEWS PltOM STANLEY.
Zanzibar, June 12.-—A letter dated
Decembor 2nd at Ururi, on the south
eastern shore of Lake Victoria-Nyutiza,
reports the arrival thero of Stanley
with his patty, including many invalids.
He had lust mnny of his men through
sickness and famine. He hud rejoined
Emin Pasha und hud left him again at
Unyara, on the north-eastern shore of
the lake.
Stockton's nati'iial gas supply.
Stockton, Cal., June 12.—The gasometer at the Unas gus well in this ciiy
wus completed yesterday, and connection made so that the flow of iho gas
well was turned iuuroceivor, which bus
a capacity of twen'y-two thousund feet.
It wus tilled in 6 hours showing the
Bow trom the well wus between 8000
and 9000 cubic feet por day. Connections are being made now so cunto
mois can be supplied with light and
fuel as soon as possible. A practical
test made by tilling lhe gasometer
shows that the flow hus not heen over
estimated nnd that the well can supply
enough gas for the city's use fur some
time. The insane usylum directors at
their regular meeting lit this city decided to advertise for bids to bore for
dry gas on the asylum grounds. They
intend boring 12 wells and the bid
culls for a depth that will go through
the rock, thar experts claim overlies
dry gas. This actum is taken in view
of the §40,000 appropriated by the lust
legislature for this purpose. The progress of this well will be watched here
und on this const  with much interest.
TO COMPETE POR THE AMERICA CUP.
San Fhancisco. June 12. -It is re-
porte dJoseph McDonough, uu Oiiklund
a capitalist, intends to build a yacht to
compete with tho English yacht Valkyrie, for the America cup. Mr. McDonough states that he has consulted
boat builders und if the pluns suit him,
he will probably enter the yacht. He
would like the rnco to como off on thiB
sido of tho continent.
AN ATTORNEY ARRESTED   FOR FORGERY.
Oakland, Cain., June 12.—A warrant has been issued for G. W. Silver,
an Alameda attorney, charging him
with having forged lhe names of B,
McKinne and Stanton L. Carter, to
iifliiiuviis sla.ing they were present ill
the court when Silver wos admitted to
practice. Proceedings are pending
before Judge Ellswurth to have Silver
adjudged guilty of contempt of court
in practicing law wiihout a license.
One affidavit was acknowledged beforo
Notary I. B. Harris nnd the other before Notary Hntilon, uf San Francisco.
ARRESTED FOR OPICM SMUGGLING.
San Francisco, Juno 12.---Arthur
Finningnn, who wus arrested lust
night fur drunkenness, und in whose
possession wns found a sntchel containing uvor §300 wurih of opium,
was turned over tu the federal authorities to day. Ilo wns identified as ihe
fireman on tho steamer Walla Wullu
uud is waiting u hearing bef'-ro the
Ui S. circuit court commissioner. Ho
tells u fishy story about how he came
iu possession of the drug
STATES PRISON DIDN'T CURE HIM.
San Fhancisco, June 12.—W. Reynolds, whu mils employed us n planer
by Chase & Young, wood turners,
corner Beulo nud Mission streets, is
missing Huoo Snturdny and it is suspected of being niinthor case of safe robbery. Snturdny, when a member of tho
lirm opened thu safe, S2(io, with which
the workmen nero to be puid, was mis-
Bing. A jeweller who trusted I'.ey-
nolds for $100 now mourns his loss.
Detectives s'v Reynolds is an ex-oon*
vict named Reno mid think ho has
gone north.
Gives Instant Uiii.iki-.—"I have been
troubled with asthma nnd u bnd cough
for years. I get nothing to help ino like
Hngyurd's Pectoral Balsam, and would
reco.i mend it to othors us it gives instant relief." Extract, from letter from
Waltor McAuley, Voutnor, Ont.
BULL CALVES.
A PEW CHOICE THOROUGHBRED
Shorthorn and vory High Grade Bull
Calves Ior Snle, at prices (rom 83.5 to
$50.
J. 1). PEMBERTON,
Gonzales Stock Farm,
mhWwtc Victoria, B, C.
HAgXMes
YELLOW OIL
'cures rheumatism
freeman;
-=^mmRM POWDERS
Are pleasant to tahe. Contain their mm
Purgative. Is a safe, sure and effectual
destroyer of worms m Children or Adults.
.   sv...;^.>v -%W. ■WV?---
CASTORIA
for Infants and Children.
"CastorlaissoweUadaptedtoiMdrenUmt I Cutoria cares Colic, Constipation.
Irecommendltassuperiortoanyp^oripUon | tag *g£*-™££* S^Zi
FOR SALE.
known to me."      H. A.. Aacnm, II. D.,
kliii Wo'rm"r'givei* sleep', and promotes dl-
»""' u.*. &Kmtsn,n.u., |       gegtlon, '"
IU Bo. Oxford St, Brooklyn, N. Y,   | without Injurious medication.
Thb Centaur Company, 77 Murray Streot, N. Y.
HO SIB MY*
The finest assortment of
Ladies', Children's and Infants' English and German Hosiery direct from
the manufacturers.
J Jltf H<&.EJ JL St
Largest assortment of Ladies' Jerseys, English and German make, ever shown in
town.     	
Jas. Ellard i Co
NEW   WESTMINSTER, B. C.
dwoolSto
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
OPPOSITE THE BANK OF MONTREAL.
WATCHES, BLOCKS, JEWELRY, PLATED WARE, AG.
BEST QUALITY.   EA8TEBN PRICES.
A full line of Spectacles & Eye-Glasses in steel, rubber, silver arc gold
frames.   Tho finest Pebbles mado, $4 per pair; all sights suited.
Special attention given tn FINK WATCH REPAIRS. Having learnt' tin
business thoroughly from some of the finest Horo'o^ers in England, and since thei
managed tho watch-repairing departments of a few of tho best firms ou the oont.i
nent of America, is a sufiiciont guarantee of good wo- kmanship. Formerly mann
ger lor nearly 8 yoars of the well known firm oi Savago k Lyman, Montreil1
Ohurses Moderate,
Montreal, Dec, 1887.—Mr. 1". Crake.— Andw. Robertson, Esq., Chairman ol
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, says: "I nover found a Watchmaker who did so
well for me as you did when in Montreal, and I am sorry you are not horo to-day."
dwupl'ilc
Douglas & Deighton,
MAIIUFADltMIIS AUD IMPORURS OF
HARNESS SADDLES and BRIDLES
SADDLEWARE, ETC.
Colonial Block,
Columbia Street,       New Westminster, B. C.
SEND IN YOUR ORDERS.   ALL WORK OP THE BEST MATERIAL ANll
WORKMANSH1P.   PRICES LOW.
noldwly
Lot 4S*', in the Municipality of
Cliilliwhack,
CONTAINING 108 ARES OP GOOD
einy Inain: nbont 70 ncres elcni'od inn!
lenced with yyo'il fencing; good benrlng
orclini-d, smull frnmc limine, Inrgo burn
and stable; good water, both welt and
creek; facing on Frnsor river with good
steamboat landing. Price, $4,10), liberal
terms.        Apply tn
E. GREYELL,
noOrtlt-wto Ulillliwuuck, B. C.
C. McDONOUGH,
(LUNDBOM'B BUILDINO, FRONT STREET)
-DEAIiEB   IST
GENERAL MERCHANDISE!
Constantly on Hand an Extensive Stook of
Dry Goods, Groceries,  Boots A Shoes, Hats A Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, Av..
axxi-N"s   sb   bots-   mxrxva.
Great Variety of Household Artioles.   Also,
GRAIN, SEEDS, POTATOES,  LIME and   GENERAL STORES.
H. B.—Farm Produce bought at market rates or sold on commission,  M,Orde»
from the Interior promptly attended to. dwjesto
to smokers.
IP YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
ICIGAR, ASK FOR THE
BRITISH LION
HENRY LEE,
ok t,.e MAINLAND.
flSTThoy aro not only made of the
Choicest Tobacco but they are of
Home Manufacture, and should be
patronized by ull good citizens.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
HOLBROOK BUILDINO,
COLUMBIA STREET,        HEW WESTMINSTER.
dwWnoly
Dominion Lands.
TV YOU ARE PAYING FOU YOUR
J Pre-emption or for rent of Mlnineor
Grazing Land, or buying Farm, Mining
or any bind from (he Dominion Government,
DO NOT PAY GASH
But pay in SOES-XI? and savo a
large discount.
Scrip can be obtained in large or small
quantities from
ALLOWAY k,  CHAMPION
B.A.ITICTilKS,
WINNIPEG,   MANITOBA,
OK  FROM
THK BANK OP BRITISH COMIMBIA,
NEW WESTMINSTER
        ilwmliBIc
<5C   OO.
Real  Estate,
INSURANCE
 AND	
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Business relating to
Real Estate,
 AGENTS FOE—
London Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Flro Insurance Co. of
Hartford.
London and Lancashire Life Assurance Oo.
Canton Insuranco Office, Ld. (Marino)
OFPIOEBl
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St., Victoria
dWieHyl
FARM FOR SALE.
A FINE FARM, SITUATED ATCHIL-
liwhnck, containing 111 acres, 50 of
which are in good stnto of cultivation;
4 acres In orchard. Eighty tons of hny
ami grain were grown ou the CO acres
last Season. Comfortable house and frame /
barn and outbuildings. Fine mountain
stream runs across farm. Price 81,600.
This ls a splendid chance. For fiirlher
particulars apply, personally, or by letter,
to C. RYDER,
feb5-w-to Chilllwhiick.
PORT HAMMM
NURSERY
Fruit Trees,
Ornamental Trees.
Small Fruits,
And GARDEN STOCK on hand in great
variety.
Everything flrst-class and furnished in
good shape.
ua. Send 15 cts. for valuable 80-page Descriptive Catalogue wltb 6 beautiful col»
ored plates.  Price Lists sent free.
G. \V. HENRY,
dwdelflto Port Hammond, B. C.
Plants for Sale!
C IE 3ES Jk 3E»
at ran
I.
aiitd
MARINE WORK A SPECIALTY.
dwde20to
WILL CURE
BILIOUSNESS,
DYSPEPSIA,
INDIGESTION,
IAUNDICE.
ERYSIPELAS,
SALT RHEUSI,
HEARTBURN,
HEADACHE,
And every speciua o,
disordered LIVCit,
DOVVkLS l
OR RELIEVE
DIZZINESS,
•ROPSY,
FLUTTERING
OF THE HEART,
HCIDITY OF
THE STOMACH
DRYNESS
OF THE SKIN,
' dlsoasn r.rlslna; from
-.iOrwYs, istumauH,
,'i   LLOUO,
T. MILBURN & GO, -""^igBoino
j
In Great Variety, Including,
GERANIUMS, Double and Singlo; FU-   _
CHIAS, all now varieties; HOSES,   I
Double PETUNIAS,  MOON-FLOWKRS:   1
a fine collection of   DAHLIAS inamod
varieties)    ANNUALS, 25  cts. per doz.
Mixed BEDDINO PLANTS, SI 50 per doz.
I offer 10 Plants for SI, including I Storm
King Fuelila.   Bouquets,   Wreaths  and
Crosses mado lo order.   Fruit, Vegetables
and Flowers at Store, next. City Hotel, Columbia St.  Orders by mail promptly attended lo      Idwuii vl]     l\ liumi.
BllEEMt&llrb
Con. Columbia and CHor.cn Sis.
New Westminster, Brit. Col.
Monuments, -Headstones, Tablets, Ik
In Marblo or Granito of Hest Quality.
CORNER     POSTS     AND    CURBING.
"I
N. B.—Just received—the finest assortment of Scott h lii-aiiiii' Mom-iiM'tils ever
seen n British Columbia, whirl-vvl4l bo
sold at prices putting competition out of
tlie question.
dwmhS'yl ALEX HAMILTON' PRO?.
MAJOR I PERSON ]
Real  Estate  Brokers and
Financial Agents.
AGENTS FOR
Confederation Life Association of
Toronto.
Hoyal and Lancashire Fire Inuur-
an- e Companies*
■a.Valuable Lots for sale ln the City
and District of Westminster; and choice
Lots in the City of Vancouvor.
Porsons wishing to buy or sell cltyor
rural property should communicate with
us.
Offloes: Bank of B.C. building, opposite
post oilice, Westminster, and Hastings St.,
Vancouver. dwaplflto
330-332 COKUOYA STREET,
VANCOUVER, B.C.
Importers and Dealers in
MACHINERY j
OF ALL DESCRITIONS.
W.J.ffALKER&CO.
BANK BUILDINGS, I
Mary Street, New Westminster, B.C. \
[Telephone No. 53.] I
14 CURE ROAD, HALIFAX, ENGLAND. j
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS, }
CONVEYANCERS, REAL ESTATE AND
INSURANCE AGENTS, I
STOCK AND SHARE BROKERS. ;
London tad Lancashire Fire and ■
British Umpire Life Insurance i
Companies.
New Westminster Building Society.
Accountant's Omce, Diocese of N.W.
Oity Auditors, 1886,1887 and 1881.
ADVISE CLIENTS IN THE BUYING
AND SELLING OF REAL PROPER-   '
TY IN THE OITY AND DISTRIOT,   I
nnd other monetary transactions.
Have several good Investments on their  '
hooks, and all new come -s will do well to
call before doing businoss elsewhere,
dwddoly

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