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The British Columbian, Weekly Edition May 1, 1889

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Weekly Britisli Columiiian,
Wedn'-silny Morning, May 1. 1880.
Mr. Thomas Mowat, inspector of
fisheries  for  British Columbia, in
his  report for this province to the
department at Ottawa, gives, in tho
first place, the figures showing tho
value of the fisheries last year, and
the decrease as compared with tho
previous year, and also the principal
reason for tho decrease, all of whioh
information we published lost issue
when reviewing the general report.
The pack of canned salmon, the inspector adds, particularizing, which
is at present the chief   industry of
the fishing business of tlio province,
fell  short  of  lust year (1887) by
962,040 one pound tins, and that of
salted salmon by 218 barrels, while
the increase in the consumption of
fresh salmon was 250,400 pounds.
Upon this point the inspector mnkes
the following suggestive comment:
"This  increase  1  entertain some
doubts about, feeling satisfied that
some of the fish doalers must hnve
returned  more fresh fish than they
actually handled. The proportionate
pack for last year by the canneries
on the Fraser River and the coast is
given as follows: Eraser River, 12
canneries,  76,616   cases;  coast, 9
canneries,   107,4241   cases.     The
reader  may  very appropriately be
reminded here that last year was a
"bad  year" on the Fraser, while it
was  a very prosperous one for the
coast salmon fisheries—tho falling
off for   the Fraser River, as compared with 2887, being 52,290 cases,
against   an  increase over the samo
year for the coast pack of 32,147'
cases.   Notwithstanding,   however,
tho large falling off on the Eraser,
the  average  pack  per cannery is
shown to have amounted to nearly
the same as in the seasons of 1876,
1880 and 1884    But it should at
the same time bo remembered, it is
added, that, while the average puck
was about the same as in previous
poor years, the outfit usod in the
capturo  of  the fish was much increased, and that cohoes and white
salmon were canned, which assisted
in  making up  the average.   It is
also  to  be borne in mind that the
total pack on the Eraser for 1888
exceeded  the  best previous corresponding poor year by 34,461 oases.
Referring  to  the reports that gill
net fishing on the sand heads and
at the mouth of the river had driven
away the salmon and forced them to
seek new spawning grounds, the inspector  declares:   "Upon making
strict inquiry and sending reliable
parties to investigate the matter, I
found  these reports to be without
foundation."   Respecting  tho new
fishery  regulations,  tho  inspootor
says: "So far as their boing carried
into active operation is concerned,
the matter rests entirely with the
department un to tho number of
guardians to bo omployed for their
proper enforcement. * * * *
Careful judgment is required for the
forming of proper regulations for
this province. If too stringent, they
will hnvo the effect of giving our
Alaskan neighbors the benefit of
market ing their fish at a lower
rato; if not sufficiently protective,
we will havo tlio same falling off in
our rivors they are experiencing in
tlieOolumliia and other streams south
of us." The shipment of frosh and
frozen salmon to eastern Canada and
the United States last year was bo-
low that for tho previous season.
This is stilted to bo due to the high
rates charged by the O.P.R.Oo.,
coupled with the falling off in last
year's run. The salmon of the Oolumbia River, it is added, although
sold at a higher price than ours, are
handled nt much lower rates, and us
the American government has now
added a half cent per pound duty
on fresh lish, it will exoludo our
dealers from their markets and they
will have to abandon the trade,
as they cannot compete with
salmon from the Atlantic coast by
paying such high freight and express rates. Speaking of the halibut fishery, tho inspector, after remarking that our American cousins
are working up a fine business on
this coast, and fishing as well within our three-mile limit, observes:
"The only parties in thia province
who attempted anything in the halibut trade were Ouptrin Lunberg, of
Vancouver, nml Captain Grnnt, of
this place; the former did hia fishing
from small boats in the gulf and had
to find a market for most of his fish
in Seattlo, owing to the high rates
of freight charged by the 0. P. R.
Captain Grant made a trip to the
straits in u sloop and succeeded in
securing n few thousand pounds,
which were salted and afterwards
smoked at this placo and marketed
in Seattle for shipment to the eastern states. About a page of Mr.
Mowat's report is dovoted to the
skil fishery, yet in its infancy.
Prom a number of interesting paragraphs we have space only for the
following: "Now that this industry
has begun to a certain extent, we
must look to a big trade in it so
soon as tho fish become known in
the English, United States, and
Australian markets, because they
are, without exception, considered
by all authorities to be the best fish
taken out of tho ocean. It is a
mistake to call them black-cod.   *
* * I would recommend that
hereafter they be simply known
under tho nativo name of skil, or
that of Pacific mackerel might be
udopted, as they aro related to the
Atka mackerel of Alaska. These
fish are very rich and oily; ono
weighing 25 pounds will yield a
quart of oil. It is often extracted
by tho natives and used as butter
for their bread; notwithstandinL
tho fatness of this fish, it has the
mo3t delicate flavor and can be
relished by tho weakest stomach,
The liver yields but little oil, which
is, I believe, considered equal to cod
liver oil for medicinal purposes.   *
* * Tho fishing around Queen
Charlotte Islands is principally
within tho three-mile limit, owing
to tho water being deep close in
shore, while on the Vancouver Island coast the fish lio further,off
shore. A number of firms nre now
choosing fishing stations at soveral
points on the coast and intend prospecting this fishery in suitablo bouts
irom shore. This, in my opinion,
would be tho correct thing for the-
Scotch Crofters to engage in, and a
more suitable place for engaging in
this fishery than the west coast of
Queen Charlotte and Vanoouvor
Islands could not be found. But
unless some measures are taken to
protect our coasts, this fishery, like
Frcss Despatches.
Edinburhh, April 22.—Threo popular meetings were held here to-day,
at each of whicli a resolution was pas-
Bed protesting against the presentation
of the freedom of the city to Parnell.
London, April 22.—The court of appeals at Rome has confirmed the sentence imposed on Deputy Ghiani
Mamoli, resulting from his conviction
of fraudulent practices whilst, director
of tho Bank of Cogialary. Tho sentence
is that the deputy be confined in prison
for fivo years and compelled to pay a
fine of 2,000,000 lire.
London, April 23.—Tho negotiations for a settlement uf the troubles
of tho tenants on tho estate of Cnpt.
Vandeleur upon the terms proposed
by Mr. Thomas W. Russell, M.P. for
South Tyrone, which promised a
speedy and satisfactory ending, have
been suddenly stopped by the obstinacy of one of tho holders, a Mrs.
Dixon. This women in mother of an
Irish-American who returned from the
United States in February and gut
possession of a farm from which the
former tenant had been ejected. Dixon installed his mother in possession
of the fiirin und wont back to America.
The mother, who was evicted from the
same farm in 1869, refuses to accept
the terms suggested by Mr. Russell,
or, indeed, any other than her own
and tho probabilities are that the hostilities between Cnpt. Vandeleur and
his tenants will bo speedily   re*3umed.
Berlin, April 23.—The NorthGer
man Cassette publishes tho report of
au engagement between the crew of the
German gunjjuut Byane and a party
of natives of tho Canieroons. The vessel landed a party of 75 officers and
men and a hot fight ensued, resulting
in the retreat of the Germans. One
Bailor was killed and two oflicers
San Fhancisco, April 23.—Lord
Lonsdale when asked by a reporter
what sort of a trip he had, said: "Well,
although I got pretty high up—
Lat. 75—1 was disappointed; 1 expected to find plenty of name, and hardly
found anything. The journey was
somewhat dangerous, and our party
suffered some privations, but it was
nothing more than any ordinary man
of good stamina could have accomplished. I will leavo shortly for Winnipeg,
thonco to New York, from whero I
will sail for Liverpool."
Guturie, Kans., April 23.—Three
man who took olaims yesterday were
foully inurdorcd by claim jumpers,-
The names of the assailants and victims uro not learned. A vigilance
committee is scouring the territory in
search of the miscreants, who will be
summarily dealt with if caught.
San Fhancisco, April 23.—Mrs.
Bridgot Needham, aged about 50
years, alighted from a cable car this
morning and whilo crossing tho street,
was knocked down by a horso car and
killed. One of the wheels almost
severed the woman's head from her
Queenstoivn, April 24.—The s. s.
City of Paris arrived this morning
from Now York. Time of passage 6
days 3 hours and 43 minutes, the socond best time on record.
Lonuon, April 24.—Tho train from
Dover bearing Gen. Boulanger, has arrived at Waterloo  station.
London, April 24,—Gen. Boulanger and Count Dillon, and several
othors of the party accompanying
them, havo taken rooms at the Hotel
Bristol, There was a large gathering
of the general's friends in front of the
hotel, who heartily cheered him.
Sydney, N. S. W., April24,-Searle
tho oarsman, has deposited a forfeit
for matches with O'Connor and Teenier,
for the championship of the world.
Fort Reno, Indian Territory, April
24.—A settler named Goodwin arrived
here from Oklahoma and reported to
the post commander that ho and three
others had boen tired upon by a party
of twelvo Texas claim jumpers. Goodwin was tho only ono who escaped,*
The other threo wero killed. A detachment of troops hns been sent to
the scene to investigate, and arrest tho
guilty parties.
San Fhncisco, April 24.—J. D.
Spreckels, owner of the stenmer Mariposa, reoeived adospatoh from A nek.
land this morning stating that the
steamer sailed from there at 4
o'clock p.m. Monday with a cargo  of
the halibut fishery, will he monopo- flax whioh took fire from spontaneous
lized hy American fishermen." The
Dominion government should mako
a note of this last statement, and
aet accordingly, "before it is eternally too late." The report mentions more than a dozen other fisheries, of comparatively minor importance, which we have not space
to notice.
Children Cryfor
The singing of the song "For He's
a Jolly Good Fellow," at publio dinners, in England, has become such
a mania thut a society for the discouragement of tho praotice is to be
organized. It is always sung at
loast once after tho announcement
of eaoh. speaker, and frequently
repeated ns an encore.
Pitcher's Castoria.
combustion. Tho vessel immediately
put back and arrived at Auckland at 4
a.m, to-day. The fire was confined to
tho cargo. The steamer waB uninjured. No one was hurt and the Mariposa discharged her cargo and sailed
at 8 p, m.
Seattle, W. T., April 24.—Austin
A. Bell, a prominent Seattle man, committed suicide this morning, shooting
himself through the head with a revolver, in his oflico in North Seattle.
Mr. Bell was tho son of W. N. Bell,
the pioneer of Northern Seattle; waa
wealthy and owned some vory valuable
real estate. No cause can be assigned
for the act as his financial affairs are
in a very nourishing condition and his
domestic relations wero the happiest.
A coroner's inquest will be held this
Tuscarora, Nevada, April 24.—A
dastardly attompt at assassination wns
made upon Supt. Prico, of the Bcllo
Isle Mining Co., and Geo. W. Peltier,
Price's partner, in a general storo in
this placo about 2:30 o'clock this morning, by exploding dynamite under
their bedrooms. Tho building and
furniture were wrecked, but both gentlemen escaped with a slight shaking
up. Peltier was warned about t wo
months ago that such nn attempt wns
to be made upon his life, but paid no
attontion to it as no reference was
mndo to Price at tho time.
Albany, N. Y., April24.-Premier
Mowat nud wife, of Ontario, wero
compelled to leave the floor of the
senato to-day on nn objection of Mr.
Murphy to their being present. Murphy said ho objected to tho senate extending any courtesieB to subjects of
the British crown. The premier and
his wife thereupon loft ihe ohamber.
•Tlioy were subsequently given tho
privilege of the assembly floor.
San Franoisco, April 24.—John
Healy, a longshoreman, cut his throat
from eur to ear this morning with the
broken blade of un old pocket knife
and is dying, Despondency brought
on by sickness is the oause.
Pittsburo, Ph., April24.—The National Reform association, now in session here, adopted n resolution to-day
requestiim President Harrison to mention Christ m his state papers, especially in his thanksgiving proclamation.
New York, April 25. — Knsson,
Bates and Phelps, the American commissioners to tho Samoan conference,
departed for Berlin to-day.
St. Albans, Vermont, April 25,—
The Canadian Paciiic depot, freight
houso, engine house, eight freight
cars, two passenger coaches and a locomotive, were burnod this morning nt
&tunbridge, Quebec; two hotels, a
storo and several dwelling houses wero
also burned.
Homer, Mich., April 25.—James
Connor, and James Harris, wero killed
this morning, near here, by a premature explosion of dynamite, while
blasting stumps.
San Francisco, April 25.—George
Wilson, a pugilist, shot and killed
John Whalen, o barber and ex-convict,
27 years of age, early this morning.
The men quarrelled over the possess
ion of a pistol and Wilson, who has
been arrested, claims Whalen struck
him several times with a loaded cane
and he killed him in self defence.
San Francisco, April 25.—The
steamer City of Rio Janeiro, arrived
from Hong Kong this morning, bringing the following advices'. The foreign
ministers and their tirst secretaries
were entertained ut a banquet at Peking, in connection with the marriage
of the emperor. Speeches were delivered by Prinoe Ohing and the German and American ministers, in which
assurances of friendly relations were
Japan will Bend a representative to
Washington to be present at the
international marine conference, to be
held in August.
A disease, resembling typhus fever,
has broken out near Yokohama. In
eleven days there have been sixty
cases, forty ending fatally.
New York, April 25.—Mann Mn-
Euire, familiarly known as "Toppy"
Maguire, the oldest sporting roporter
on the niotropolition press, died at his
houso in Harlem last night. He was
75 years of nge. Tho cause of Ins
death was a carbuncle wliich first appeared a year ago on the top his spine
and notwithstanding an operation it
developed until it covered the entire
space between the shoulders. For
20 years he was sporting roporter for
of tho Now York Sun, and in that
capacity acquired the reputation of an
honest critic nnd a man of strict impartiality. Ho was born at sea on
August Sth 1814; began life ns a newsboy nud progressed steadily until ho
became tho employer of 600 boys.
Was at one time employed by the
Irish Comedian Barney Williams,
and was one oi the backersof Tom Hyer
iu his famous fight with Yankeo Sullivan. As a gatherer of sporting nows
he was without a rival. He contributed to tlio Sportsman, Clipper and jlfer-
WiNNU'Eii, April 25.—Information
has hceu received in this city that the
Northern Pacitic Railroad Co., has
succeeded ill disposing of a largo block
of Manitoba and Northorn Pacific
Railway bonda.
Vienna, April 25.—Tho Emperor
Francis has paid all the debts of the
lato orown princo, which amounted to
two mul a quarter million dollars.
London, April 25.—Among his admirers here, Gen. Boulanger is being
made something of a lion. Innumerable banquets havo boen sent on from
Paris. Invitations to social events of
various kinds here are coming in in
great numbers, and tho callers at his
hotel are many. •
London, April 25.—In an interview
to-day at the Hotel Bristol, Boulanger
said he had nc thought of issuing a
manifesto at present to his followers
in France. It is his intention to remain quietly in London for tho present. Bouquets of flowers have been
sont him from Paris from admirers,
and already the general has received
numerous invitations to dinner parties
and receptions in London, from would-
be 1'onizers.
Chicaoo, April 25.—Mrs. Josephine
Kirkinau, sister of Goneral Drake, of
Desmoiucs, 111., the founder of Drake
University, and wife of Rov. Kirkman,
who is editor of the Christian Oracle,
and pastor of the First Christian
church, was arraigned in the polico
court this morning for shoplifting.
The proprietor of the i-tore deolares he
caught her in the act. The hearing
was postponed.
New York, April 25. —R. F. Erich's
schooner yacht, Coroner, iu which her
ownor left New Yolk for a tour of the
world about a year ago, uud for whose
safety some fears wore entertained, arrived home this morning.
San Francisco, April 25.—An evening paper says the reason why tho trial
trip of the cruiser Charleston has been
so long delayed, is because of a very
serious defect having beon discovered
in her machinery, lt was found when
the test was made the other day, that
the Charleston's air pipes did not
create the desired andexpeeted vacuum.
Instead of the vacuum being 28 inches,
it was only 19 inches. So now they
are being slowly and painfully adjusted. An official of the Union Iron
Works Company, the builders of the
cruiser, whim spoken to regarding tho
publication, refused to make any statement whaiever.
San Francisco, April 25.—The
anxiety expressed in tho despatches as
existing in the navy department about
the safety of the Monorgahelii is not
shared in by the oflicers at tlio Mare
Island Navy Yard. Schoolmaster Williams, late of the Vandalia and now on
the receiving ship, Independence, at
Mrire Island, says that on the second
day afier the Alameda left Apia, from
the deck of this steamer he distinctly
saw two large vessels evidently bound
for Samoa, and one of them he judges
was the M"nougahela ; the other le
supposes was the Mohit, a vessel which
left Sun FrauciBco nearly two months
ngo with a mixed camo of stores for
the snme destination. It may therefore, be considered almost certain that
tho Monongahela was at Apia a few
days after the departure from there of
tho Alameda,
Chicaoo, April 2G.—Ex-Governor
Alger nf Michigan, who is on his way
west, in an interview published this
murning says "Very few people appreciate ihe extent and superiority of the
Washington territory fir, and the only
reason it is not now brought east is the
necessarily high freight rates by mil.
Some of it now rinds its way to New
York by vessel, but the voyage is a
long one. F"r several years, appreciating the fact that the Michigan and
Wisconsin pino lands were being exhausted, I have had my eye open for
new fields, and three yours ago I visited the Washington region, making a
personal examination uf the field. I
think I am a fair judge of timber, I
don't hesitate in pronouncing the product of those regions in every way superior to our northern pine, and other
countries recognize tho fact. While 1
was in Tacoma I saw 9 vessels, bound
fur England, Germany and China, load
ing at tho wharves. I know that at
the present time, he concluded, "it
cannot be profitably carried cast by
rail, because I have figured the matter
with the roads touching that district,
and it has been found impossible to
carry the stuff 2,000 miles at anything
like a reasonable rnte. If the Nicaragua canal is ever built, an enormous
lumber traffic by wator will be sure tu
spring up, and it will possibly como
just ut ihe time wo neod it most.
Buffalo, April 20.—The carpenter's
strike, which has lasted 4 weeks, came
to nn end this morning. Themenaccept-
ed proposition that tho nine hours a
day begins on Juno lir.it. Only abuut
200 men wero idle when the discision
was reached, the others having gono to
Work for the busses who granted the
original demand.
El Paso, Tex., April 26.—While
ropiring the lid of u box of giant
powder blasting caps, at tho Modoc
mine, yesterday, Bob Adams, a miner
who was smoking a pipe, was almost
instantly killed by tho explosion of
the coi: tents.
Buffalo, April 26.—Fred. Ryers, a
well known local sport and the champion pool player of western New York,
was found this morning dying of
opium smoking in front of a Chinese
laundry on Broadway. Ho was taken
to the emergency hospital, whero he
died at 10:30 ocloek. A search of the
laundry revealed the "lay out" whicli
Ryers had beon using. Tho Chinamen in the place u ere arrested.
Baltimore, April 20.—In n collision
at the "Y" near Howard st. this morning, botween the Baltimoro & Ohio
vestibule train, from Phila. and the
Phila, Express, several train hands
were hurt. Vice-President Morton is
reported to have been on the train.
Nsw York, April 26.—A privato
letter, dated April 12th, from Hayti,
brings nows that the gunboat Conserve, from this port, is still not reported. There is hardly a doubt now
but that the gunboat foundered off
Cape Hatteras with all on board.
Oklahoma City, April 26.—Everything is reported quiet in the territory.
Reports of murders cannot be substantiated.
Charleston, S. 0., April 26.—Cuesar
Frazier, the negro who murdered a
white man named Holdenbcrg last
February, waa hanged this morning.
The oxeeution was conducted quietly.
Frazier joined tho Catholic church before he died.
San Franoisoo, April 20.—Two
seizures of opium, valued at threo hundred dollars, were made today on the
steamer, City of Rio de Janeiro, which
arrivod from Hong Kong yesterday.
San Francisco, April 26.—Whcnt
quiet; buyer '89 137*;; sollor, 120}.
New York, April 26. — Wheat
steady,  April 83|; Juno 84'; July
Chicago, April 26.—Whcet steady,
April 80; June 81'; Jnly 81°.
Helena, April 26.—JuliiiB Koslos-
ki, a laborer, aged 25 years, was crushed to death by a cave-in while working in a sewer yesterday.
Montreal, April 26.— Tho anti-
Jesuit meeting held last night was in
session until midnight. The whole
question was considered und tho action of the Dominion government and
tho provincial legislature was freely
discussed. The impression seemed to
bo that a crisis was at hand, and that
It became Anglo-Saxons to prepare for
a blow which it was felt must come.
Mr. Charlton, M.P., said that there
wus no hope of preserving intact the
French language and institutions. If
the present state of affairs continued
the churoh of Rome would soon possess two thirds of the estato of the
London, April 26.—General Boulanger came just in time to divert attention from Birmingham. Telegrams
to the Boulangist papers in Paris re-
telegraphed here say that a hundred
thousand Englishmen welcomed him
with enthusiasm. Divide this number
by 10, omit "enthusiasm" and substitute "good humored curiosity" and you
will come much ne.irer tho truth.
Most English papers bIic-.v only a moderate-interest in his cuiningi.in the declarations to the syndicate of inter-
viewers who were invited to his hotel
to receivo his confidence, tho great
question, whether lie wus seasick between listen.' and Dover, remains in
d'sputc. Hia appeurauce on dock at
Dover in u glossy silk hat and blue
coat moved British critics on costumes
to laughter. Ono of his carnation bo-
quets at Charing Cros3 cume from a
conjurer's wife, and a baby was provided for him to kiss. .Such are the
circumstances in which he, whom his
partisans claim its coining the saviour
of society in France, makes his first appeal ance on tho British stage.
Dublin, April 26.—Among tho depositions made out at Fulcarragh, on
which the charges 'u the case of Mr.
Conebeare, M. P., are based, is one
that a publio meeting ho called for
"Cheers for lhe plan of campaign,"
and followed this up with the exclamation "To hell with Balfour."
London, April 26.—Owing to the
closeness of the voto in the city council, granting the freedom of the
city to Mr. Parnell, arrangements
are being made to submit ths
question lo tho popular vote. The
unionists are scheming to defeat the
lienor offered to Parnell,
London, April 26.—In an interview with Gen. Boulanucr the latter
reiterated what he utated yesterday,
that ho would issue no manifesto at
present. He disavowed any intention
of fomenting war between France and
Germany, nevertheless the general said
ho did not consider the future of
France setiled for oyer by the war of
1870. He declared ho would never
consent to havo France insulted. He
wns most anxious to cement France,
England and Russia by friendship.
Madrid, April 20.—There was a
remarkable scone in the Catholic con-
gross yeiterday when Prof. Sanchez
Castro finished his powerful address,
demanding the restoration of temporal
power to tho pope, and denouncing
Italy fur lier treatment of the holy
father. Tho ontiro assemblage rose tc
tlieir foet crying "Long lifo lo the papacy.'' The attitude of tho congress
iu the direction of the temporrl power,
is likely to create complications betwoen Spain nnd Italy.
London, April 25.—Tho Parsian
tailed to-day with 100 saloon, 130 intermediate and 775 stcerngo passengers. A lnrge majority of the settlers
are booked to thn Nortii West and are
a very healthy looking class. The
Allan Company to-day notified their
ngents that the Friday sailings of their
steamers would bo dropped and the
regular Thursday service resumed.
Tho Bishop of Caledonia sailed to-day
by the Parsian.
Paris, ipril 25.—President Carnot
hns been profuse in courtesies and attentions to Thos. Edison,.lie American inventor, since the hitter's arrival
in Pans for tho purpuso uf superintending the establishment of his electric apparatus on Champs de Mars.
Mr. Edison has been received at the
official residence with the utmost cordiality by the president, and has had
several interviews with him, in which
M, Carnot has manifested the greatest
interest in tho inventor's work.
Auckland, April 26.—Divers have
recovored tho troasures on bonrd the
U. S. man-of-war Trenton whero she
snnk in the recont hurricane nt Samoa.
The U. S. str. Alert will ncoompany
tho Nipsic to this port.
From Ocean to Ocean.—Fishermen
and miners iu Nova Scotia, mechanics
and farmers iu Ontario and Quebec, hunters and trappers in the Territories, and
gold miners in British Columbia, use and
praise Hagyard's Yellow Oil, the great
internal and external remedy for all pain.
It cures rheumatism, neuralgia, sore
throat nnd croup, and is the rolianco of
A wild storm raged nil Wednesday
night and yesterdoy, at Port Arthur.
accompanied by raiu, sleet nnd snow,
and a heavy sea was running. The
Athabasca was obliged to roturn.
Job printing of all kinds neatly done
at tho Columiiian office. Prioes will be
found ns low as nt any other office in
tho province,—Adv, waaaamttmaat
Weekly British Columbian
Wciliicsilny JlomliiR, May 1, 188a.
(From Daily Columbian, April 27.)
Miss Peters and her pupils will give
a concert in the Oddfellow's hall next
Friday evening.
The city council of Seattlo has passed a city ordinance, to the effect that
tho distribution or posting of circulars,
dodgers, tracts, pamphlets or otlier advertising matter upon tlie public streets,
alleys or sidewalks of tho city is a misdemeanor and punishable by a line of
not less than §5.
The artillery paraded at tho drill
shed last night and wore put through
heavy gun drill by Sergt.-Major Davidson. Tho men did their work smartly
and with great precision, and gave
every evidence of careful and rigid
training. The battery is in splendid
condition and cannot fail to moot with
most complimentary remarks from the
D. A. G. on inspection day.
Tho enormous outfits for salmon
fishint! in Alaska which havo been sont
this season from San Francisco havo
had the effect of creating an uneasy
feeling in the English market. Should
the Alaskan canners be successful in a
moderate degree, it is estimated thut
tho aggregate pack of the coast will be
in excess of the demand, and in which
case a sharp reaction of tho high figures of the last two years may be expected.
About sixteen hundred tons of quartz
have been taken from tho Good Friday claim, Texada Island, for shipment to San Francisco for the purpose
of reduction. It is to be hoped that
the test will be as satisfactory as the
owners can desire. Dr. Bredemeyer,
who recently visited Texada, is convinced that the island contains excellent quartz, nnd will in the near future
be a great producer of the precious
The Dominion Illustrated of April
20th contains some mountain sketches
of British Columbia scenery (including a sketch uf Donald as it appeared
in 1880) by Mrs. Arthur Spragae,
and a somewhat lengthly article
from the pen of tho same lady, entitled
"Our Wild Westland, or Points on
tho Paciiic Province." The articlo is
very circumscribed in its scope, dealing principally with personal gossip
and a little topical descriptive. As
it purports to be the first of a series,
however, tho comprehensive title may
be yet justified.
The sealing schooner Mollio Adams,
Capt. Solomon Jacobs, has arrived at
Seattle, after a two months' sealing
cruise, with some 900 seal skins, which
were caught near the northern end of
Vancouver Island. Capt. Jacobs is
well pleased with the work of the
Adams, but thinks she could have
done far better if permitted to have
gone into Behring's sea. He intends
to return after taking on supplies, and
will cruise up to Behring's sea for Beals
and then complete his cargo with codfish from the seas.—Colonist.
Crossed the Divide.
Thomas Walsh, one of the best
known of our old pioneers, died at
St. Mary's hospital last evening. He
came to Westminster in 1859 with
the sappers and miners corps, on the
old troopship Thames City. For
many yoars Thos. Walsh conducted
a tailoring business in this city. The
deceased had many friends in this
city, being known us an honest, good-
hearted man. But, liko so mnny better nnd worso men, drink was his bnno
in life, and, it is to be feared, hastened
his end. "Tommy Walsh" -will be
missed by not a few. The funeral
takes placo to-morrow at 2:30 p. m.,
from St. Mary's hospital.
Sprins Assizes.
The following cases aro on tho docket for trial at the spring assizes, which
open on May 1st:
Ah You, or Chu Chu, for cutting and
wounding one Ah Hon, at Vancouver
on Jan. 15th.
John Ward, for committing burglary in the Whito Swan restaurant,
Vanoouver, on 22nd December last.
Michael Hanley, for forging a $5
note of the hank of Sault St. Mario.
James L. Sprouster, for larceny of
jowelry at Port Moody on the 15th of
R. J. McNeill, Walter Mooro and
Garret Mooro, for uttering counterfoil, bank notes.
Dr. Langis, for procuring abortion
at Vancouver.
Arthur Sullivan, for procuring abor-
tiou at Vancouver.
Tims of Fish.
Seldom, if ever, hns the fish market
of Westminster been so liberally supplied with fish as it was to-day. Salmon were received iu very lurge numbers, no boats bringing in loss than 20
while mnny brought in from 25 to 30
fish. Among the salmon wero many
smnll ones,' which the fishermen attribute to the work of tho hatchery, as
never before in the history of tho
Fruser river have small spring salmon
been so plentiful as they aro this year.
Oolachans were bo plentiful last night
that a couple of hauls satisfied the
fishermen, as the market, is glutted
and the run is so far advanced that
the fish have passed their best stage and
are beginning to lose in quality and
flavor. Sturgeon headed the list,
some 6 tons having roached the market this morning. Theso 6sh were of
all sizes and weights, from 251bs to
700 lbs each. The supply being far
in excess of the demand the fish were
offered at very low prices. The 700
lb. monster was put up for sale at
§1.50—one fifth of a cent per pound
—with no takers. Some very largo
shipments of salmon were mado to
Montreal   and   otlier   eastern points.
The Mendelssohn tilth's Concert.
Every seat in the Oddfellows Hall
last night was occupied when tho celo-
brated and world-famed Mendelssohn
Quintette Club appeared on tho stage.
Everybody went expecting a raro musical treat, and it is safo to Bay no one
loft tho hall disappointed. Tho opening piece by the quintette . delighted
every enr nnd prepnred the audience
for the treat that followed. Miss
Ryan's song "La Clemenza de Tito,"
showed that the Binger's voice has received n most careful cultivation. Her
voice and manner wero both pleasing,
and her second song was most heartily
encored. Herr Anton Hekking's vio-
lincello solo was the masterpiece uf
the evening, and few present ever imagined such beautiful music could be
extracted from tho instrument. It
was something never to be forgotten
by those who heard it; and it is doubtful if Herr Hekking has his equal on
this instrument. Mr. Thos. Ryan surprised and delighted the audience with
his clurinette Fantaisie, rendered in
such manner as to draw forth the most
rapturous applause. Herr Williem
Obligor's violin solo was also a masterpiece, and words spoken in its praise
would fail to give expression to the
merit displayed. At the close of the
concert the playing of the national anthem, for some reason, was omitted,
which omission was severely commented on hy many. Tho people of
Westminster are indebted to tho enterprise of the Messrs. Lyal, who furnished the guarantee required to induce
the Mendelssohn Quintette club to
give a concert in this city.
The Vancouver Sensation.
On the evening train last night Dr.
Langis and Arthur Sullivan, committed for trial for procuring abortion, arrived in charge of constable Calbick
and were handed over to Mr. Moresby
who took thein to tho provincial gaol.
A number of legal gentlemen and other
frionds of tho accused also came over
from Vancouver in ordor to arrange, if
possible, for allowing tho prisoners out
on bail. A number of the leading
members of the legal profession of this
city woro retained ou bohnlf of the defense, and a telegram was sont to the
■ deputy attorney-general asking that
bail be admitted. The cuso wns referred by the deputy attorney-general
to Mr. Justice McCreight. who will
settle tho point some timo this evening. This caso has excited most widespread interest throughout the city,
and it was the chief topic of discussion
on the streets to-day.
Sawmill Purchase.
The purchase of Rook Bay sawmill,
owned by Mr. W. P. Sayword, was
practically concluded by the late Mr.
Dunsmuir some time before his death
and we learn the arrangements will be
oarried out by his successors. It is
understood that the price agreed upon
for the mill property and business was
t)75,000. The logs and lumber on
hand, whioh are also purchased, are
estimated at 850,000, but their value
will be determined by inventory. The
purchase does not include Mr, Say-
ward's timber lands, some 7,000 acres
of the choicest in the province, which
are about being purchased by a syndicate of local capitalists, It is reported
that Mr. Croft will assume the management of the sawmill business upon hia
return from England. The business
is an excellent one, and under Mr.
Say ward's management has been very
profitable. The sale was effected by
Mr. E. M. Johnson.—-Timet.
{From Daily Columbian, April 29.)
Just as we go to press it is learned
that the little Van Luven girl died on
Saturday and was buried yesterday.
Alex. Dunsmuir bus boon olected
president of the E. & N. Ry., and Jas.
Dunsmuir president of the Union Coal
Mining Co.
Miss Peters and her pupils will
givo a concert at the Oddfellows' Hall
on Friuay evening. A vory interesting programme is promised.
The Y. M. C. A. meeting on Saturday night was well attended and the
secretary reports two conversions as
the result. The meeting yesterday
afternoon, for men, was largely attended. It was addressed by W. E. Hicks,
the boy preacher, who wos listened to
with marked attention.
The auction snle of government nnd
private properly, held by Mr. Trapp
on Saturday evening, resulted most
successfully. The government reserve, lot 15, block 9, was knocked
down to Mr. H. V. Edmonds for $4,-
400. A large number of city and suburban Iota changed hands and fail-
prices were realized.
Mr. I. N. Kendall, the gentleman
in oharge of tho erection of the Ross-
McLaren mills, snys that the Ottawa
Free Press was in error in stating that
the said company had engaged a number of mechanics and other laborers in
the east for its works in British Columbia Mr. Kendall came here under
instructions from Mr. McLaren, manager of the firm, to give British Col-
uinbinns the preference on the proposed works.
W. H. Grassie's jewelry store, on
Cordova street, Vancouver, was broken
into on Saturday evening between six
and seven o'clock, during the nbsetiBo
of the proprietor. The robber opened
the show cases and curried away
watches valued in all at @1,800. As
soon ns the robbery was discovered the
police were notified and a search commenced, but until to-day no cluo wns
obtained. Mr. Moresby hns been
working on the case, and, together
with tho Vancouver authorities, hns
nrrested two men on suspicion, but
whose iiiiinos will not be revealed at
l-asseil Successfully.
Mr. George Drysdalo, of this city,
who wrote fcr the matriculation examination for McGill Colloge, Montreal,
where he proposes studying medicine,
has passed successfully. The examination was conducted by Rev. Mr.
Scouler, who, under instructions, acted
as sub-examiner. Rev. Mr. Scouler
to day received a lettor from Prof.
Howe, of McGill College, stating that
Mr. Drysdule had passed satisfactorily
in all subjects and very creditably in
Released on Ball.
Oo Saturday evening Mr. Moresby
took Dr. Langis and Arthur Sullivan
over to Vancouver where they found
bail to the amount of $12,000 each
and were released. This morning
they appeared before Mr. Justice McCreight and elected to be tried at
the spring assizes, in preference tb
the conditions of tho Speedy Trials
Act. Some of tho very best legal talent in the province has been retained
for the defense in this case and the
trial will probably be the most interesting in many yoars.
For Sweet Charily'* Suite.
Fow readers of The Columbian will
have forgotten that heroic woman,
Mrs. Van Luven, who, when the smallpox epidemic broko out in tho Walworth settlement, left her homo and
littlo children to nursu the afflicted,
nnd in so doing lost her life nud left
behind a mourning husband and four
motherless babes. Her last request
was thai the children might be kept together, and this dying wish has beeu
faithfully kept by the afflicted father.
But it has been a terriblo struggle with
Van Luven to obey this wish, he beiug
only a poor settlor, without means, and,
with the children on his hands, it has
been impossible to leavo home and
work for wages. To mako uiattei-B
worse ho has latterly been suffering in
health, aud his condition is really serious. One of tho ohildien is dying of
spinal diseaso, and hoth father and
child are suffering for tho necessaries
of life, to say nothing of those little
things for wliich the system of a sick
person always craves. The government was petitioned somo time ago to
grant relief to this suffering family, as
n partial return for tho invaluable services rendered by Mrs. Van Luven in
nursing the smallpox patients, but as
yet nothing hus been done in the matter. As relief is not likely to be granted from government sources, surely
some charitable people in Westminstor
will come to the rescue of this afflicted
family, and provide the wherewithal
to give the sufferers at least the common necessaries of life until Van Luven
has so far recovered his health aB to
be able to work for the support of his
children. We feel certain this appeal
will not be made in vain, as it does
not seem possiblo that the motherless
babes of the heroio Mrs, Van Luven
will be allowed to suffer actual want in
this Christian country.
Ladles, Hi'ikI This.
The Colunbian's appeal on behalf
of the Van Luven family has been
nobly responded to. Subscriptions to
the amount os S30.50 were handed us
to-dny, and a list has been opened at
this office for the convenience of those
who wish to uid the guod cause. It is
now the duly of the ladies to form a
coniinitteo and look after the proper
disposition of the donations, Immediate action is absolutely necessary
in this ease, and if good is going to
cume uf tlie subscriptions they must be
used without an hour's loss of time.
A $'.-(l,IIIK> Court Mouse
The pleasant effect and the porfect
safety with which ladies may uso the
liquid fruit laxative, Syrup of Figs, under all conditions make it their favorite
remedy. It is pleasing to the eye and to
the taste, gentle, yot effectual in acting
on the kidneys, liver and bowels,
The Hon. Johu Robson, provincial
secretary, was interviewed this morning by a representative of The Col-
umaian. The hon. gentleman stated
that hia visit tu the mainland was for
the purpose of arranging boiiio important schuol matters in Vancouver, and
to consult with the Westminstor council mi the recent arrangements concluded between tho two bodies. Speaking about thu court house, Mr. Robson said the government had no intention of breaking faith wilh Westminster.
Only $10,000 was voted for the court
house, and it was afterwards found thu
appropriation was not sufficiently large
to erect and furnish the building required, and that fully 920,000 would
have to be expended on it. The absolute necessity of enlarging the provincial insane asylum and the
necessity of making a complete
job of it, resolved tho government to
expend $40,000 in improving thnt institution, and at the same time it was
decided to defer the erection of the
court house until next year when $20,-
000 for that purpose will be voted.
their hall at 1 o'clock sharp, and half
an hour later their royal highness and
suite, BUrroundod by tho faithful and
loyal Hyacks, and headed by tho city
band, will movo in procession along
Columbia street, up Douglas street to
Agnes and theuce to tho cricket
grounds. Here' the coiomition will
take place, after which the usual dispensing of royal favora, in the shape of
confectionary and fruit, will follow.
Daucing on the green, games, races
etc., will complete tho programme until the evening, when the littlo ones
will assemble in Herring's Opera Houso
and -'trip the light fantastic" frotn 8 to
10 p.m. The Vancouver firo brigade
haB beeu asked to participato  in the
 1 . .	
Confederation Life.
The seventeenth annual report of the
Confederation Life Assurance Association is published, Tho careful, conservative business methods which have
characterized this association since its
inception huvo been continued ; and
the results are such as cannot fail to be
highly satisfactory to all concerned.
The total policies in forco numbered
10,890 for tho sum of $10,702,937—a
magnificent business record when it is
borne in mind thut every risk has been
carefully selectod, and that no business
hus been taken for the mere sake of
making up a grand total. This is evidenced hy the low death claims for the
past yoar. These only amounted to
sixty-seven, calling for tho sum of_
$112,044.09, including bonus additions.
The excellent management of this association is also evidenced by tlie fact
that the death claims for the past eight
years have been more than met by the
income from rents and interest; thus,
whilo tho death claims in eight years
have amounted to 8636,471.48. tho iu
come, from rents and interest has netted §669,384.27-leaving a balance in
favor of the association of §32,912.79.
But wo must ask lho reader to .peruse
the report, for himself. Itis gratifying
to find a comparatively young Canadian life compnny taking bo high a position amongst the great life associations of the continent. Mr. T. II.
Pearson is general agent, for British
White's Kxtlttiniillou.
A Tacoma despatch says :—III conversation with an intimate friend of
Captain White, tale commander of the
steamer Premier, who absconded from
Seattle some months ago, it was learned that hia own statement of the
troublo wns that he used the §10,000,
which was tho extent of hia shortage,
in purchasing opium, to be smuggled
into this country. He had the whole
of the opium ou board the stoamer on
his Inst trip to Seattle, mid when he
roached Port Townsend recoived warning thut the voss,e1 would bo seized on
its arrival at Seattle, as the customs
authorities had been informed of tho
presence of opium on tho boat. Ho,
therefore, according to hia own statement to his friend, sot to work nnd
threw the wholo consignment of opium
overboard through a port hole, and,
when the vessel arrived at Seattle, the
custom officers were unable to find any
opium on board, and uo seizure could
be made. Finding that the money
was nil lost, he telegraphed his brother
to furnish him with funds to make
good his shortage, and, that uot arriving in time, he left for St. Paul, where
he had but $35 ou his arrival. He
then started around tho world, and only arrived at Port Townsond a fow
dnys ago. Ho hus shipped as first
officer of tho steamer Libby, under
Captain Beechor, and has slated that
he will work ill overy way so ns to fix
up the shortage as quickly as possible.
Hay Day Celebration.
The Hyack Fire Company's meeting
on Saturday night was largely attended
and Ihe handsome new belts and caps
wero issued to some 30 membors. The
new uniform shirts will be issued at
the meeting to-morrow night. The
collecting committee reported that
$165 had been subscribed by tho oitizens, and that more subscriptions
were expeoted. The othor committees
reported all arrangements complete.
The programme for the day has been
arranged.   The Hyacks auemblo  at
Canadian Eiitcnirlsc.
N. P. Leach, Esq., secrotary of tho
Dominion Cartridge Co., Limited, of
Montreal, has recently been staying in
tho cily. The Dominion Curtridge Co.,
Limited, is ono of the few manufacturing firms in the Dominion who uro doing n successful foreign business.
Hitherto the bulk of metallic cartridges
have been made in Conneticut, U. S.,
tho proverbial nutmeg stato, where a
cheap low grade of powder is usod with
cast bullets instead of swaged ones.
The management of the company soon
recognized the fact that even in the
United States thoro was a market for
a reliable factory-made ammunition,
and last season thoy brought an export from England, and in September
hnd their "test house" in operation
where all their cartridges went for inspection, nnd by tlio first of November,
in tho fnco of the 45 per cent, duty,
they wore on the United Statos market. Their sales in that country nlono
up to the 10th nf tho preBont month
omountod to ovor fifty tons—15,000,-
000 rounds. One firm, the B. Kitter-
edge Arms Co., of Cincinnati, O., hns
taken noarly thirty tons. Tlio Dominion Co. are also doing a large trade in
England, Australia, Mexico, South
America, etc. The Northwest mounted police are using this ammunition
and the government inspectors report
strongly in favor of the home-made
inspected cartridges over the American make. Every cartridge that comes
in a case bearing tho inspector's stamp
is reliable.
A Westminster Bequest.
Recently the New Westminster corporation, through Mr. Chisholm, M.P.,
applied to the Indian department to
have ro-conveyed to the town certain
small reserves and an island In the
Fraser River, in close proximity to
New Westminster, which was surrendered to the department of Indian affairs a few years ago. This week Mr.
Chisholm received a letter on the subjoct from Mr. Vankoughnot, the deputy superintendent-general, in which
he ssys: "I beg to inform you that
the question having been referred to
the acting Indian superintendent at
Victoria, that oflicer states that these
resorves wero laid off by Mr. Commissioner Sprout on Juno 30th. 1879, at
the special requost of the then city
council of New Westminster, as it wos
proposed to mako the Indians movo
from corporato property within tho
city, whero thoy had been squatting.
Mr. Sproat was accompanied by a
committee of the council who, after
examining the ground and considering
tho question fully, approved of the action of tho commissioner. Those
reserves were intended for camping
grounds for Indians who were in search
of work, ond in tho case of smallpox or
othor epidemic Poplar Island was considered as a good placo upon whioh to
establish a quarantine ground. Indians who had occasion to como from
all parts of the provinco' for trading
purposes, or to work during the season at the canneries and fisheries, were
allowed to camp on both unoccupied
public nnd private propority, but matters in this respect nro now changed
and they are ordered from all lots in
the city limits, therefore it is most
necessary that there should be some
reserve kept specially as a camping
ground for them. Should small-pox
or otlier deadly epidemic nt any time
mnke its nppearnnce, no better quarantine ground than Poplar Island could
bc found in the vicinity of New Westminster." In view of this letter Mr.
Chisholm has suggested that the matter be allowed to lio in suspense until
Hon. Mr. Dewdney visits the province
after the session, when ho can make a
personal inspection of tho reserves and
tho island.—Ottawa Correspondence of
the Colonist.
T. E. Ladnor is staying at the Colonial.
Miss Woodward, of Ladners, was in
town to day.
Hon. John Robson returned to Victoria this afternoon.
By-Law No. 29.
A By-Law to confirm tho appointment of
Municipal Officers tor the year 1SS9,
and to fix the salary of its Clerk, Assessor and Collector.
THEREFORE tho Reevo and Council of
the Corporation of the Municipality
of Ohilliwhack, enacts as follows:
1. That S. A. Cawley he nnd ls heroby
appointed cleric of the Municipal Council
uf I'lill li whack, for tho year 18S0, and shall
receive a salary of one hundred and fifty
dollars [SloO.UOJ-
2. Thai. Horatio Webb be and is hereby
appointed Assessor and Collector of the
Municipality of Chilllwhack for tho yenr
ism, and shnll receive a salary of one hundred and fifty dollars [?l":0U(J|, and it ls
furthor provided that ho shall appoint a
Deputy Collector at Centreville, Chilliwhack.
3. That Henderson Bros, be and aro
hereby appointed Treasurer of the Municipality of Chilllwhack for the year 1889.
4. That John Barber, William Chadsey,
and W. H. Cawley be and aro hereby appointed Fence Viewers for the Municipality of Chilllwhack for the year 1880.
5. That Mathow Hall, T. Dunville, H.
Kipp, C. H. Ryder, and John Ball, be nnd
are hereby appointed Po_Und Keepers for
the Municipality of Chilllwhack for the
year 1889.
This By-law may bo cited forall purposes as the Municipal Officers By-iaw,
This By-law was rend a third time and
passed by the Municipal Council of Chilllwhack, this -Hii day of February, A. 1).
Reconsidered, adopted, finally passod,
signed, and the seal of the Corporation
appended thereto this 1st day of April, A.
D, 1880.
f r~^> 8. CAWLEY, Reove.
\ Seal. \
S-'1    -S. A. CAWLEY, C.M.C.
By-Law No. 30.
A By-Law for tho prevention and removal of nuisances within the Corporation
of the Municipality of Chilliwhack,
rpHRREFORE tbe Reeve and Council of
J the Corporation of thii Municipality
of'Ohilliwhack enacts as follows:
1. Itshall not bo lawful for any porson
or persons wllhln the llmlis of tho said
Corp nation, to penult or suiter the accumulation of any dung, manure, offal, lllth,
refuse, stagnant wator, or other niatter or
thing upon his or her premises, or on any
vacant lot belonging to him or bor, or to
Since on nny of tbe public highways, or
ywayslu front or ln rear of their buildings or premises, any manure or other
refuse, vegetable or animal matter, or any
other dirt or filth wliich In the opinion of
the Corporation shall prove to boa nuisance,
2. No person or porsons, without the license or permission of tbo said Corporation, shall throw Into or leave tn or upon
any public highway, lane, whnrf, public
enclosure, vacant lot, or any pond or body
of water, within tho limits uf the said corporation any dead animal, dirt, sawdust,
soot, ashes, cinders, shavings, manure,
wasto water, or filth of any kind, or any
refuse, animal or vegetable matter whatsoever.
3. No person or poisons shall allow, or
permit his or her buildings, premises,
nouses, barns, fences, dykes or ditches to
be upou or Lo encroach on the public highways within tho limits of the said corporation.
4. If any of the substances mentioned
In clause ono of this by-law aro allowed
to accumulate as therein mentioned, by
any porson or persons, and such accumulation Is deemed to bo a nuisance by tiie
corporation, and If any of tho substances
mentioned in clauso two of tills by-law
are thrown or carrlod Into any of the
places specified therein, and nlso doemod
a nuisance hy tho corporation, then in
such case such porson or persons shnll
beheld liablo fora violation of this bylaw, and shall within forty-olght hours
after notice has beon given hy the * lerk
of the corporation to such person or persons, remove or cause to be removed at
their own expense such nuisance, or such
removal may be made by or under the
direction of the corporation, nnd the expense thereof shall be borne by suoh person or persons aforesaid.
5. Any person or persons violating the
provisions of clauso throe (3) of this bylaw, shall upon notice being given by the
Clerk of the corporation, cause such nuisance to he removed within such time as
may be therein limited, at his own expense, or after the lapse of the time allowed undor satd notice the Clerk may
cause such nuisance to be removed at the
cost and expense of the parties creating
the same,
if. Any person or persons guilty of an
Infraction of any of the provisions of this
by-law shall upon conviction before any
Justico or Justices of tho Peace having
Jurisdiction within thesaid corporation,
ho punished In a summary way by a line
not exceeding fifty dollars [8T-O.0OJ at tho
discretion of Bald Justices, besides cost of
This by-law maybe cited for all purposes the "Nuisance By-law, 1880."
This by-law was read a third time and
pnssed by the Municipal Council of Chilllwhack this 1st day of April, A. D. 1889.
Reconsidered, adopted, finally passed,
signed, und the seal of the corporation
appended thereto this 18th day of April,
A. I). 1869.
tr-*-\-, S. CAWLEY, Reove.
-1 Seal. \
^W*   S. A, CAWLEY,O.M.O.
By-Law No. 31.
A By-Law for the establishing and regulation of pounds, and the prevention
of animals running at largo within the
limits of the Corporation of the Municipality of Chilliwnack.
THEREFORE tho Reevo and Council
of the Municipality of Chilliwhack
enacts ns follows:
1. In tho construction of this by-law tho
word "animal" or "animals" Bhall extend
to and include any ono or more of the following, viz: horses, mares, fillies, foals,
geldings, colts, bulls, bullocks,cows, heifers, steers, calves, sheep, hogs, mules, aud
2. That five [5) public pounds shall be and
are hereby established within tbo limits
of the satd corporation, and are situate,
one at Mathow Hall's, Sumas, one atT,
Danville's, one atH. Klpp's.ono at John
Bell's, and one at C. S. Ryder's, Chilllwhack, provided always that whenever
tho pound is not sccuro tho poundkeeper
may confino any animal liablo to bo fm-
prmnded in any enclosed space within the
limits of the corporation.
8. That the Reovo and Council shall
from timo to time as occasion may require, appoint a responsible person to
serve ln the office of poundkeeper, who
shall hold his oflice at the pleasure of
such Reeve and Council, and be generally '
under their supervision and direction.
4. It shall not bo lawful for any person
or persons to sutler his, her or their animal or animals to run at largo within the
limits of the said corporation.
5, Itshnllbelawful forthe poundkoep-
orsof iho said corporal ion, appointed as
aforesaid, to confine any animal on delivery thereof to him for that purpose by
any person or persons, or If found running
at large within the limits of the said corporal ion, and he is hereby requhvd to
impound tbe same.
ft. Whenever nny animal or animals
which havi- heen running at large contrary to tlio provisions of this by-law,
shall have been impounded, it. shall be
the duty of thn poundkeeper, daily, to
furnish sncli animals with good and sufficient food, water, and shelter, during
the wholo thn- snch animals continue
Impounded, and for so doing ho shall be
entitled to demand and receivo tho following allowance, viz:
For every horse, fifty cents [50 cts.] per
For every head of cattle, fifty cents [50
ets.l per day.
For every sheep, pig, or goat, twenty-
five [i!5 contsl cents per day.
For every other animal, twenty-live
[25 cents] per day.
And Itshall be lawful for him to detain
any such animals until payment of such
7. The said allowance miw bo recovered
with costs by summary proceedings bo-
fore any Justice or Jusilct-s of the Peace
having jurisdiction wlthlu thesaid corporation.
8. In case any poundkeeper wh impounds or i-ontlnos any such animal as
aforesaid, refuses orneirlocts to find, provide and supply such animal with -rood
and sufficient, food, water and shelter he
shall bo subject to the provisions of tills
fl. Inall cases tho poundkeeper shall
within forty-olght [481 hours after tho
animals Bhall lmve been impounded,,
cause a notice thereof In writlnii to be
affixed on some conspicuous place on the
pound gate, and on some conspicuous
part of tlie town hall of tlie said corporation, which notice shall give a particular
description of the animal and shall specify when and where tho samo Is to he
sold, and If the owner of such nnlmalor
some other person on his or her behalf,
shall not within fifteen [IS] days after
notice shall have boen affixed as aforesaid, redeem the same by paying the
charges of the pouiulkeep r and the penalty If any, it shall he lawful for such
poundkeeper to cause such animal lobe
sold audio apply-lie proceeds of such
sale to the payment of all costs, charges
and expenses payable Ih respect of such
animal, and tho overplus [if any] tothe
ownor or owners of such animal.
10. The owner of every animal taken
running at largo inthe limits of tho said
corporation shall bo liablo totho following penalties over nnd above tho charges
of tlie poundkeeper, that Is to say, for
every liorse, cow or otlier head of cattle
fifty [50] cents, for every sheep or goat
twenty-five ['Ih] cents, and for every other
animal twenty-five [21] cents, to bereiov-
nred with costs hy summary proceedings
before auy Justico or Justices of the Peace
having Jurisdiction within thesaid corporation,
11. The poundkeeper shall be allowed
over and above the fees mentioned ln the
sixth section of this by-law, the following
fees, that Is to say, for posting the requisite notices, ns by the ninth section of this
by law provided, one dollar and fifty
cents [31,50], and for every sale of an animal , one dollar ]$1.00].
12. Itshall be the duty of tbe clerk of
tho corporation to furnish ench pound-
keeper with a book In which h ■ shall enter the number and description of overy
animal Impounded by him, with tho
namo of the person who took or sent tho
same to bc impounded, the day and hour
nnwh'ch the same wns redeemed, and
tlio moneys paid by the parties redeeming
the m me, or the proceeds of the snle (if
any made],and the poundkeeper shall
on or before the first day of every month
Inthe year make a return to the said
clork in writing of tlio number nnd description of all animals received b\ him
during the month preceding ench return,
with tho namo of the person taking the
same to tlie pound, the day when tho
same was receivod by htm, the amount
received, and when the same wns redeemed, the moneys received, and any
other Information he may think necessary.
13. Any poundkeeper guilty of an infraction of tho provisions of this by-law
shall be punished In a summary wy by
a fine not exceeding fifty dollars [$50.(Hi]
at tho discretion of any Justice or Justices
of the Peace having jurisdiction within
tho said corporation.
14. Nowltbstnndlng anything contained
in'his by-law It shall not bo lawful for
any poundkeeper to roceivo any animal
Into the pound without he receives a written statement from the party bringing
the samo to bo impounded, sotting forth
that such animals were doing damage to
private or public property, or were dangerous to life through such animals running at Inrge on tho public highways or
commons, and if sueh statement is satisfactory to the poundkeeper thon ho shall
receivo the snme Into tho pound, and lt Is
further provided that If sueh statement Is
afterwards proven to bo a false statement
then the party making such false statement shall no liable for all costs and
expenses incurred lu connection with
impounding such animals, Sueh costs
shall bo recovered in a summary way be«
fore any Justico or Justices of the Peace
having Jurisdiction within tho said corporation.
This by-law may be cited for all purposes as thu "Pound Bylaw, 1689,"
This Bylaw was read a third time and
passed by the Municipal Council of Chilllwhack, this 1st day of April. A.D. 1889.
Reconsidered, adopted, finally passed,
signed and the seal of the corporation
appended thereto this 13th day of April,
K.U. 1880.
,,—■—,, s. CAWLEY, Reevo.
\ Seal. \
*-_y-*J   s. A. CAWLEY.O.M.O.
(Latk of England)
Corner ot Ohurch and Oolumbla Street!,
■WSaUifaetloii guaranteed,    dwferte ,Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Hay I, iksii.
y'From Monday's Dnlly.]
The services at Holy Trinity church
•: asfc ovening wero conducted  by hie
I, ordBhip Bishop Sillitoe, who took for
I  lis text St. John 20th chap. 10th verso:
I's 'Thon the samo day at ovdning, being
'V-he first day of tho  week,   when   tho
poors woro shut where  tho  disciples
JjVere assembled for fear of tho Jows,
i'l-ame Josus and stood  in  the  midst,
\\-ai eaith unto thom, peace  be  unto
il/ou."   When our Saviour on that first
Oood Friday cried in  anguish "It is
' inished" it meant that He had  com-
letcd His whole work ot  atonement,
uie work God had given Him   to  do;
[' nd yot we find Him threo days later
Jwll clinging to the  earth.   Ho  goes
lack  where   He  was  before,   flow
i nuoh better would it have  beon  for
is lim to depart and bo with His Father;
* nd yot wo find Him  all  these  days
i'ith His disciples.   Now let us  look
t the resurrection  life  of  our  dear
lord.   First we seo that it was a  life
j f separation.   Until His death on the
rossJeBUs was with His disciples at
Ml times, but after His  rosurrection
fio only appeared to  them  at  intor-
Ms. He livedapart and separately with
| od.   This does not mean that we aro
«b go out of tho world m order  to  bo
I'ood.   Itis possiblo  for every  man
S-.id woman to choose the proper path
nd still bo of the world He lived
i a separate world in the Spirit. Our
\ iparato life is a failure, we even fail-
ig to make a success of that awful
|, ay consecrated by God to the sacri-
I'loe of HiB Son. We find another
laraoteristio of tho resurrection life
! Christ, in peace. His resurrection
Ijfe was a life of breathing poaco.
j l-iere can be no peace without God;
o heart cannot know peace except it
ii mes from the Holy Spirit. Peace I
"*iat does it mean? It is repose and
jietneBS, and it only comes to those
•io follow Christ. How wo all need
I e real peace in our hearts so that
Sir desires are only puro and holy,
itiat peaco must not bo vanishing, but
peace that will last with us forever,
lero Bhould bo no satisfaction to tho
ul except in making peace. How
! od it was of Him to attach a special
jsBing to those who mako peace, but
,-w few of us tako advantage of this
leasing. If we are to live tho higher
'surrection lifo wo must livo
ace. Another characteristic of
e resurrection life is testimony,
hen He showed His hands it was to
|,jtify Ho was Christ the crucified,
is another part of our roBurrection
testifying to Jesus. It means
forth every day on our roligious
rk. Not once in a while during a
jl ni of religious excitement, but every
\y, carrying our cross; and wo must
motioo humiliation and meekness,
Jj* told ub: "Let your light so Bhine
.'ore men that they may soo your
;')d work." If overy soul baptized
lay it all up in heavon for us, and there
is the assuranoe thnt "he that giveth to
the poor shall not lack.' Then let us
cultivate charity, und it will become
tho habit of tho soul, and in contemplating tho lovo ot God wo shall learn
to lovo one another. Faith and hopo
respect ourselves alone, but the influence of charity is unbounded.
At tho evening servico tho Rev. Mr.
White delivered a very practical discourse whioh we cannot give justico to
for want of space, on tho parablo of
tho lost sheep, (15 Luke 1 to 7v.), and
in the course of his remarks pointed
out that the joy of the shophord at the
finding the one lost sheep was more
out of love for the sheep than for its
intrinsic value, and that this search
fur and reclaiming of the lost seemed
to him the errand of the church, and
that tho great effort of a minister's life
should be to reach and savo the outcast, for he had found that Bomo of
tho brightest gems in tho church had
been gathered from thoso whom it almost seemed impossible to bring to
God. Tho rev. gentleman said: I
have heard of some churches in Toronto and New York that did ' not want
this class; but the majority of churches
want the poor and outcast to come,
anil the few that would grumble at
their coming I would like to see them
build a church for themselves and go
through their genuflections alone. J
take the ohuroh to be a hospital, and
while one man may die, just think of
the groat number who get cured.
There are some jackals in the world,
always looking around for the dead.
Don't hang around the dead house,
just east your eyes around and you
will find some that have been healed.
Don't look around hore for the dead,
but go up before the throne of God
and see those that have gone up from
this congregation, healed for ever.
Look on the bright Bide a little, and
Bay as little as you can about the faults
of others, and see that it is your work
as well as tho work uf the church to
reclaim the men and women that are
going down to death. These belong
to Christ; they havo only gone astray,
and I wish we could impress this upon
these lost ones, and that Christ says
His grace can save to tho uttermost
all that come unto God by Him. Ask
Jcbus the way.
Jio Ohrist were to go forth for
',; bearing the cross,   there would be
■' pardon needed. But we are afraid
.1 will look on us and laugh, and
hide our light under a buahel. The
i' urrection life is a life consecrated to
; rist. Religion gives the greatest
iofort; if it does no more, it gives
if n rest and peace in communion with
fa. Think of the lifo of Christ, His
. 'Vk on the cross and His  resurrrec-
Ji'it the Methodist church yesterday
fetaing Rev.   Mr.  Hioks  (the  boy
. hcher)  assisted  in   the   servioes,
liking from 1st Corinthians 13 chap,
SL-erse, "And now abideth faith,
i.'O, charity, these  three;  but the
" j test of these is charity."   He said :
ji. te are the three graces, that St.
ji'!, writing to the church at Corinth,
llj "Ye now have abiding in you,"
"[being of necessity connected, canine Bundered.   Hope may bo spoken
,i the daughter of faith; and charity
,(Jlove as the outcome of both. They
fi'ihe creativo trinity, and are a dim
'F,nblance of the trinity  uncreate.
i 'believe in God for His goodness,
Ir hope for his mercy and love. Faith
Ve grace by which we receive from
^Heavenly Father what he has to
1'jw. "The just ahntl live by faith;"
i j;e faith, moving faith.   Stagnant,
* waters are full of pestilence, and
•peak of them as dead, whilo the
■ ■ If that is bubbling, rippling, flow-
'• i,we speak of as living,  and our
If can be tested by tho same prinoi-
p Faith is evidenced by its works;
■<: faith be without works it is dead
l(ls have this kind  of faith and
jle), and though   we  may  have
' i,and understand all the mysteries
' unding the plan of salvation, and
,'i not charity, wo are as hindrances,
pannot obtain to the higher calling
'•A ie* in Olu'iofc  Joouo,. and  cannot]
l)ss to His glory; for it is in the
,sl walk and practice that faith is
ssed.   Blessed is tho man who
Wtiope, the outoome of faith, it is
;}',ntial in gaining the greater profit
fj divine life.   As the merchant
Sdier hopes for success, how much
''(effectualshould be the hope of
"iristian, and whero Christians fail
j'jiievo, it is  from  lack  of  hope.
iUV, s"ys "10 apostle, never fails:
'itfier gifts may fail in our oxpoc-
H of them, but charity shall never
| "id tho Christian, who actuatod by
' vets out of his soul sympathy, and
,'t, shall lind his oharity lives for
j You cannot overreach, you can-
I'jstske  tho  outcome,   and  the
■ Paul says "it will cover a mul-
jtjof Bins."   Don't judge  others
Tjitably, refuse to seo tho small
land failings of others.   Thoi
tone of charity is, never to in-
V the actions of others ns against
I Then, as to the charity of giv-
t'd, whoso rosourcos are unbound-
:' givos His only Son to dio for
".lint in return we Bhould givo
He, means and help; for what we
■ Ithe poor we entrust to the best
If takers (tho Lord), and Ho will
Late Despatches.
llalf.Urccd lluenslncss.
A gentleman quite familiar with the
Prince Albert district says there is no
doubt that Gabriol Dumont may do
much harm in that region. Tho half-
breeds have such short memories that
promises of restitution of property lost
during tho rebellion will be enough to
make them forget all they suffered at
that timo. They are easily led, and
can be induced to make the moat absurd and ungraiitable requests. For
instanco, one of their demands in 1885
was that tho government should build
for them schools, churches, and convents. Thero is a Mounted Polioe
post at Batocho and a larger detachment at Prinoe Albert, ond Gabriol
will bo pretty woll watched.—Mail.
A representative of this paper was
down near the outer wharf this morning, and observing several boys vory
busy at the shore end of that structure an investigation wus made, when
it was discovered that the little fellows
wero at work shrimping.
The net they wore using had a
strongly familiar look about it, (for be
it known the reporter is a married
man) and ho forthwith betook himself
to the orowd of boys and inquired
what they were doing ?
"Shrimping," was tho answer.
"What's that you'ro catching 'em
with?" was asked.
"That," was tho urchin's reply,
"that's my big sister's bustle; I hooked
it outer her room,"
Great Scott! and so it was a bustle
which looked so familiar to the Benedict newsman. Closer inspection
showed that the young rascal had taken
this very necessary article of feminine
attire and had lushed it to a long pole,
and with this improvised net they
were raking out the shrimps at a great
The newsman turned silently away,
and bethought within himself thnt
shrimps wero not the only unfortunates whieh had beon captured by a
bustle.—Victoria Standard.
Behring Sen Fisheries.
It is likely that Ool. Prior will
initiate a discussion in tho house in
reference to the Behring Sea seizures.
Tho peoplo of British Columbia nro
not unnaturally anxious to secure n
termination of the unpleasantness
which has existed fur the last three
yours, and until the question of jurisdiction ln Behring's Sea is determined,
some irritation is likely to exist. It
is understood thut negotiations aro
still in progress on the' subject, the
present nspect of thein inclining to the
belief that an international conference
will bo held to deliberate on the question whether or not Behring's Sea is a
mare clausum. Tho preposterous
claim of tho United States to exclusive
jurisdiction in those waters is one that
affects all tho great maritime powers.
Franco, Germany and Italy are almost
as mueh interested iu the question as
Great Britain and Cnnnda, and the
support of the governments of theso
countries is confidently relied upon to
sustain tho contention of tho Canadian
govornmont. At the present juncture
tho premier will, doubtless, not fool
justified in speaking as openly on the
question as ho or the peoplo of British
Oolumbia would like, but, doubtless,
he will be able to give such assurances
to tho houso as will satisfy tho country
that tho govornmont has not boon neglectful of its duty or of Canadian interests, —Empire.
A monster anti-Jesuit meeting was
hold in Queen' hall, Montreal, Thursday night.
Wichita, Kas., April 23.—No ono
who had never soen a western town
tako form and shape can comprehend
how quickly a full-rigged city, with a
double-deck boom, can be put in running motion. Guthrie hns already its
main streets, its Guthrie avenuo and
ita Oklahoma avenue. This morning
it was a wildernoss, and this aftornoon
the first municipal election occurred.
Tho eleotion notico appeared today in
the Oklahoma Herald, a daily paper
published at Guthrie ou the first duy
of its existence. A council will be
elected at the same time. Nearly ono
thousand votes wero polled, as thoro
are about that many men in Guthrie
with tho intention of becoming citizens. The leading candidates for
mayor wero Adjutant-General Reice,
of Illinois; William Constantine, of
Springfield, 0., and F. L. Sumner, ot
Arkansas Oity. A strong dark horse
is T. Volney Haggatt, of Huron, D. T.
The bank of Oklahoma opened for
business at Guthrie to-day, with a
capital atock of 845,000. M. W. Lovy,
a Wichita banker, is president. The
new city is flooded with businoss cards
of all descriptions, representing every
line of trade and business, every profession and evory occupation imaginable A mass of mail is expected to
reach Guthrie postoflico every day. It
is now being run by a postal clerk detailed for that purpose, but Mr. Flynn,
lately appointed postmaster, will tako
oharge in a day or two. A scheme
which resulted in the practical cornering of town lots to-day originated, as has been frequently indicated in
this correspondence, with tho Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad,
probably in combination with a syndicate who have been hard at work in
Arkansas for a week or more past. As
stated before, a number of men have
been going into the territory as deputy
marshals, nnd others under permits ns
railroad employees. The marshals
were Bimply commissioned and not
sworn, and the railrond men wore not
burdened with official orders. Thoy
all did their work to-day and did it
well. Officials in the Guthrie lnnd
oflice say that men seemed to spring
out of tho earth as noon approached,
and that it did not tnko fifteen minutos to occupy half the townsite.
Ottawa, April 26.—In the house of
commons to-day Colonel Prior brought
up the question of the illegal seizure
of British vessels in Behring Sea. He
know thnt the Dominion government
had asked England to secure a settlement and wanted information as to
tho delay in bringing the international negotiations to a close. If any
blame existed he wanted to know
where it rested. He contrasted the
delay in nettling this Bohritig Sea nf-
fail- with tho haste shown by the United States in tho Sampan affair. He
contended that a majority of tlio
Americans on tho Pacific! coast opposed
tho monopoly enjoyed by tho Alaska
Commercial Co. in Alaska. Nothing,
he contended, could justify the soizure
of the British vessels, in several instances many hundreds of miles from
land. He referred to the issue of tho
proclamation by President Harrison
und said it was a violation of international rights. Mr. Blaine he regarded
as the author .of the proclamation,
which simply proposed to enrich the
Alaska Commercial Co. Ho urged tho
government to nsk the Imperial authorities to send a British war vessel
to Behring Sea. Ho felt certain that
if even a little boat put its nose near
the Aleutian Islands wo would have uo
further seizures. Mr. Davies agreed
with Col. Prior on tho importance of
the matter. The delay simply shows
Unit Canada never can sccuro justice
until sho has nn agent nt Washington.
Mr. Weldon's extradition bill passed
in thu senate to-day. The measures,
despite the rumors to the contrary,
will bo assented to next week by the
governor-general. It is also reported
that it will be submitted to the English government for approval beforo it
becomes law.
In the house to-day Mr. Barnard
dwelt on the importance of British
Columbia as a mining country, pressing her case with much detail and advising tho freo admission of mining
machinery. He pointed out that several articles of machinery manufactured iu the east w'ere for the treatment
of freo milling ores, but were not adapted for treating the Pacific const
ores. If the government removed the
duty and established the mining industry, Canadian manufactures in the
end would bo benefitted.
a tbbkible acoident.
Hamilton, Out., April 2!).—The
worst accident which hns occurred ou
the Grand Trunk Railway for a great
many yenrs, took place last evening
at 7 o'clock, about three miles west of
this city. The engine of the St. Louis
express from Windsor to Suspension
bridge, jumped the truck ut the junction
cut, and pitched into a water tank.
The baggage und smoking cur iu rem'
telescoped und immediately took fire.
Before the passengers could bo got out
or any assistance rendered, the fire
quickly coinuiunicnted to tho cars iu
the rear and soon four more cars wero
ablaze. The passongors, however,
managed to get out of tho latter four,
nnd tried lo save thoso iu tho burning
smoking car, but without succoss. The
wrecking of tho wator tank cut off tlio
supply of wator to n vory lnrge extent
nud what water could be got had to bo
applied by moans of pails, Thero
were one hundred and liftoen passengers nnd train hands on board, and of
these about thirty passengers woro in
the smoking ear. As fnr as has been
learned thirteen passengers got out of
tho smokor, two were kiliod instantly,
one of them boing L. S. Gurnoy, who
wns on his way from Ohiongo to New
York nnd tho other nn Italian, namo
unknown. Tlio remains of liftoen
bodios havo boen takon out of tho
wreck, which with the 2 kiliod and 13
rescued, all more or less woundod,
makes up the thirty who are supposed I
to bo all that were in tho smokor.
Nono of the train hands were seriously
injured. The worst injured waa Edwin Chapman, of London, a fireman,
who had his right arm burned and a
scalp wound. Nono oi the fifteen who
wero taken put of the wreck after the
fire huvo been identified, it is doubted if any of them will for some days, as
the remains aro charred beyond all
recognition. Many of them were
mangled horribly boforo tho fire, nnd
almost all of them wore tuiien out in
pieces. The whole fifteen wero huddled together in the forward cud of
tho Binoking car. The baggage car
jumped right ovor tho top of the engine and it landed down on the track
about a hundred yards ahead of it.
The railway and city authorities bavo
done all in tlieir power to help tho
wounded. Twelve of them have been
removed to tho city hospital and
the others had their wounds dressed at tho station and went nn tlieir
way by a special train. It is not likely
that any of tho wounded will die. The
remains of the 15 burned bodies wero
brought to tho city and taken to the
morgue. An inquest has boen ordered
and will be opened to-morrow morning.
An investigation shows that aa far ns
can be learned thero was no negligence
on the part of tho railway company.
Tho train simply jumped tho track at
the "frog." The engineer and fireman did not jump becauso they hud no
time. They were got out from under
the debris with difficulty and it is miraculous how they escaped. The bag-
gagemanandexpressman. James Welch
and Fred. Dumass, boiii of Niagara
Falls, woro in tho car which jumped
over the engino, yet neither of them
were hurt. The screams of tho men
who were being burned to death in the
smoking car could be heard above the
noise of escaping stenm and tho roaring of tho flames. Conductor W. H.
Poole, of London, snys tho train was
15 minutes late, but was not running
more than 20 miles au hour when
the accident happened as ull ordors
are that trains must not run at
that particular place moro than twenty
miles an hour. The place where the
accident happened is considered a
dangerous one, as thero is a switch on
a rather sharp curve and hence the
precaution of running slowly. 7 cars,
including 1 baggage, 2 first-class
coaches, a smoker, a first-class duy
coach nnd 2 Wagner sleepers woro
burned, there being not a vestigo of
wood or anything that would burn
left. Ono baggago cur was demolished mid. the engino was the most completo wreck imaginable. The loss to
the company wili be enormous. Many
of thoso on the train wero on their
way to New York to take part in the
centennial festieitios. Among them
was a part of tho Detroit light infantry und nono of thom were injured
with tho exception of ono who got a
slight cut over his eye. Most of the
passctiaers lost all or portions of tlieir
baggage and clothing, nnd a large
amount of tho mails were lost  by fire.
Laic Cnnudlan News.
The Scott Act, repeal has been carried in Leeds by u large majority.
Donald Morrison, the captured outlaw now in jail at Shorbrooko, is said
to be dying.
Julius Jonnason blow his head off
with a shot gun on Thursday, at Winnipeg, because his girl went buck on
Ed Kelly, of Winnipeg, now claims
the title of "Checker champion of Canada," Fleming of Markham refusing to
come to terms.
Manager Jos. Hickson, of the Grand
Trunk, has ordered no trains, except
perishable freights, to be run on Sunday herenfter.
Albert, .George nnd Hemon Lloyd,
three brothers, all of Bellville, Ont.,
have been convicted of raping Annie
Denton, Albert's sister-in-law.
Tho houso of Pierre Leroyer, of
Sherbrooke, who participated in the
arrest of Morrison, wns fired on Thursday night, and burned to tho ground.
Tho 0. P. R. are going to put on
trains to run the distance between
Montreal and Toronto in eight hours
and are having special trains built for
the service.
There is much feeling in Toronto
over Premier Mowat being compelled
to leavo the senato chamber of Albany,
N.Y., on motion of Murphy, who
claimed that, as Britishers, they had
no right there.
Seeding is practically over in Ontario, and full wheat is undamaged. The
yields will probably bo above tho average. Young crops promise well.
Spring weather set in from two weeks
to a month earlier than usual.
Ex-policeman Jarvis, of Toronto,
whoso nnmo is connected with thnt of
lhe Rev. W; F. Wilson, in the celebrated "movo on" caso, was convicted
at the criminal assizes for assault on
drover Horseboy at Weston aome time
ngo, Justico Rosu remanded him to
appear when callod on.
Mnilnur, n French-Canadian, who
eloped with u pretty maiden named
Logor, from Montreal, wns nrrested nt
Perth, Ont., before the knot could be
tied, for abducting a girl under sixteen yenrs of ngo. A settlement wns
effected, by which the lndy returned
with her brother, and Madaur paid all
expenses to obtain his release. An
obdurate father objected to tho marriago, so thoy took the mattor into
their own hands.
Tho Montreal Star snys: Very im
portnnt ohanges will soon occur on the
staff of the O.P.R. Itis stated lhat
Mr. W. 0. Van Horno will resign the
gonorai managership, retaining tho
presidency, nnd thnt ho will bo succeeded by general superintendent
Whyto or Mr O'ShaughnosBy, assistant genoral manager. Mr. Van Horne
denies that ho is going to retiro, but
other offioials say ho is going to do ao.
Mr. Wbyte is now in Montreal.
In the Vienna General Hospital
a man lately died from cancer who
bad been infected with trichinosis
twenty-live years before, ami wlioso
body contained triphinre estimated
to number 4000 millions.
An official roport upon one of the
most disastrous boiler explosions on
record attributed tho accident to tho
ignition of coal gas that had collected
in the flues. Recent observations
show that explosive gas is sometimes
developed in steam pipes.
The American Association for the
Advancement of Science ineots this
year at Toronto, from Aug. 27 to
Sept. 3; tho British Association, nt
Newcastle-on-Tyne, Sept. 11-17; the
Frenoh Association, at Paris, Aug.
8-15.   Great meetings are expected.
In his work on Baku and its oil,
Mr. Charles Marvin states that in
1886 a single well spoutod as much
us 11,000 tons of petroleum per day
—an amount equal to the aggregate
daily yield of the 25,000 wells of
America, the thousands of wells in
Gallicia, Roumania and Burmah,
and the shale oil distilleries of Soot-
land and New South Wales.
The Great Globe.—The immense
globe for the Paris Exhibition represents the earth on the scale of one-
millionth, and is nearly one hundred feet in diameter. Details are
given true proportions, Paris occupying about a third of an inoh. All
the great lines of communication by
land and sea are shown in detail.
The earth's daily rotation may be
precisely imitated by clock work, a
point on the globe's equator moving
a n eightieth of an inch per second.
Edible Flowers.—The flowers of
an Indian tree, the Mohwa (Bassia
latifolia), are mentioned by Mr. P.
L. Simmonds, F.L.S., as being
most remarkable on account of their
large proportion of sugar, whioh
reaches tity per cent. They fall off
and cover the ground, a single tree
yielding many hundrodweights of
corollas, Those form—both fresh
and dried—a staple of food in many
places, and, as a rule, ure eaten once
or twice a day by the poorer classes
of the wild tribes of Central India,
and in parts of Rajpootana, Bombay
and Bengal.
Revaccination.—The practical
stamping out of smull pox in Germany, according to Dr. Hervieux of
the Paris Academy of Medicine, has
only been accomplished through
revaccination. Vaccination lessens
the frequency and severity of
epidemics, and revaccination tends
to make them disappear completely.
Revaccination should be practised
every ten yoars, and should be performed at once when an epidemic is
threatened, even though but a short
time has elapsed since the last
operation. Human or heifer vaccino
may be used.
BniTisn Rabies.—Doubts as to
the success of inoculation as a means
of combatting hydrophobia, and the
question whether in some fatal cases
the disease has not been produced
by the remedy, will long continue to
give interest to statistics concerning
the operation of this method of treatment. A late parliamentary report
states that in 1887 sixty-four persons were sent from Great Britain
to tho Pasteur Institute for treatment for rabies. Of these five died,
but the victims had all been bitten
by dogs unquestionably rabid, and
in three cases the wounds were not
cauterized. In 1888 Pasteur treated
twenty-one British subjects, with
no deaths.
Light and Magnetism.—Early
in the century experimenters tried
to magnetize iron and steel by the
action of light, but such a thing has
since come to bo regarded as impossible. Prof. Slielford Bidwell
thinks, howover, that some evidence
of tho action of radiation upon the
magnetism of iron should be found,
and he is seeking it. A soft iron
rod magnetized and then demagnetized ia known to have undergone
some mysterious change of structure,
making it peculiarly susceptible to
magnetic influences in ono.direction.
It appears also to be remarkably
sensitive to illumination, nnd in Mr.
Bidwell's preliminary researches
the magnetometer has seemed to
indicate that the effects may be not
entirely due to heat hut partially to
tho light rays.
Anjjial Locomotion.—Since 1872
instantaneous photography has given
more accurate ideas of animal locomotion than were held previously.
Iu a lecture on this subject at the
Royal Institution, London, Mr. E.
Muybridgo illustrated by moving
pictures tho intoresting fact that ail
quadrupeds except the onmel walk
in the samo manner. They support
themselves flrst on two feot, and
then on three. The two may be
either both on the same side or one
no each side. When tho former,
the legs are widely extended, the
fore-foot being thrown forward and
the hind-foot stretched backward;
and when tho lattor, the logs are
both under tho belly of the animal,
and tho fore-foot being in a backward position, and the hind-foot
thrown forward,
Property Looked  It  Mattes n Dlsli  lit
lor Kings ami Epicures.
'.Thoro is something about iho taste of
tho breast of a young and tender chicken,
when it ua." been done to a turn and nns
just tho right kind of gravy served with it,
that reminds me of rattlesnakes." This
was the remarkablo manner in whioh
Colonel Harden Scott, ono oi tho civil engineers of tno Missouri Paciiic, opened up a
new train of thought at dinner at tho Graini
Pacifio—which dinner, by tbo way, becaine
thereafter merely a hollow Irom the Chica-
go fl'cuis reporter who was participating in
the ceremonies. "I gather," continued
Colonel Scott, "from tho amazement and
surprise chat you manifest, that you havo
uevet eaten rattlesnakes. Let me toll you •
that there are vory row of the older school
Of the regular army men who woro stationed
on tho plains who have not tried them-unu
nobooy ever ate rattlesnake onco without
warning to oat it again. The flavor is naif
way oetween that of a youug and tender
Breast of a spring cnickcn end the belly-fin
tutof red snapper. Ot courso you've got
io get your rnttlssnake before he hecorcos u
patriarch. An old "no" is just us tough as
a mink ot jerked buffalo meat, but a young
snake is a delicacy that appeals to overy
man's palate.
"ItwasGoneral A. J. Smith, now of St.
Louis, who first put mo on to tho dish. Wo
wore out on tho plains long beforo General
Smith won famo with Grant in the campaigns about Vicksburg, and Smith had a
good deal o£ trouble getting usyoungstora
to try tbo now food. Wo rapidly became
converts, howover, aud 1 havo nover since
seen one of thoso fat, juicy prairie rattlers
but I have wanted to cook him and spread
the rattlesnake cult among the gentiles
overy where.
'You must be very careful that you kill
yout snake properly. If he has any chance
to bite himself his flesh is unfit for human
food. Hence the best way is to hold his
head down with a forked stick until you
havo a cnance to cut it off. Tnen hang the
body up after skinning it, in some place
whoro tho air will navo plenty of chance to
blow on it, nnd after it has been up a couple
of hours looa: it over carefully. If there is
any greenish spot any whore throw it away
and hope for better luck next time. If it is
all iinealtUy, yellowish white cut it up into
pieces about six inohes long and skewer a
big slice ot bacon with each section. Thon
liy and you have a diso fit for a king-es-
pccinlJy if you huvo somo good mealy potatoes baked in the ashes to go with tho meat.
"While General Smith was really the
pioneer of rattlesnake hunting and eating
among tho army men, quite a number of the
old school officers havo fallen in lovo with
tho dish and get it whenever they can.
General Sheridan, thoy toll mo, is an enthusiast on the subject, and when President
Arthur made that trip into tho Yellowstone
Puik, Bhondan cooked a dish of rattlers for
tho party, which nobody enjoyed moro than
tho President.
"The meat when cooked breaks into flakes
like fish. Itis very succulent and nourishing, and tho gravy has a flavor of its own
tbat, must bo tasted to be understood. Some
of tho darkies down our way in Arkansas
make a soup from tho rattiors which thoy
claim is excellent, but I always thought it
was rather insipid. Tho moat is a littlo too
sv/oct to mnko up well into a soup."
Her Neglected Gravo in tbo Silent Woods
of Hooslcrdom.
In a noglected piece of woodland on the
outskirts of Lincoln City, in Spencer County, is tho grave of President Lincoln's
mother, writes a St. Louis G'ohc-Hemocra-.
correspondent from Geutryville, Ind. A
marble slub four feet in height and almost
buried in a dense growtti or weeds and dog
wood, bears this inscription:
MOTnnn op :
:  Died  OctoDer 0, A. D. 1818, used 95   :
:        years. Erected by a Friend ol :
Her Martyred Son, 1879. :
At the foot of the grave is a small marble foot-stone with the letter "N. H. L."
engraved upon it. Surrounding this grave
are tho graves of seven otber persons, but
there aro no stones or monuments to
identify the occupants of any of them, and
all aro sadly neglected. The deserted spot
is but a short distance from the highway,
but it is so situated that it can be reached
only by crossing cultivated fields. With
tho proper efforts the plaoe might bo made
very attractive, however, and there is somo
talk among tho people here of beautifying
it and erecting a more costly stone over tho
Lincoln grave. The place is seldom visited
by strangers and rarely by the peoplo living hereabouts.
Not moro than two hundred yards north
of the grave is the spot upon which stood
the house in which lived President Lincoln
while a young man. It was mado of logs, of
course, and was situated on a small rise of
clayish looking ground. Not a vestige of
tho old structure remains.
Tho writer frequently visited the house
beforo it succumbed to tho ravages of timo
and tho elements, as his uncle lived on and
cultivated for years that which has passed
into history as the Lincoln farm. Just back
of tho spot whore the houso usod to stand
runs tho Cannellton Branch of tho road.
Timo has nearly obliterated all tracos of
the Lincolns here, save tho lonely gravo in
tho deserted wood.
Lincoln City is so named becauso it is
situated on tho sito of tho old homestead.
It had a population of about two dozen families and is the junction of tho Evansville,
Cannellton and Rockport division of tho
Louisville, Evansvillo & St. Louis railroad.
SoiueEastorn capitalists a few years ago
mado an attempt to boom tho placo, but, de-
spito tho magnetism of tho uamo, tho boom
wns not successful, and it is vory doubtful
if the placo over grows in population, as
tho land surrounding it is of a very poor
Somo of tho old inhabitants of this vicinity tell how, in 1844, when Lincoln wns an
olector-at-large on the ticket with Henry
Clay, ho visited the homo of his boyhood,.
squared his back up against the old stono
school-houso and talked to his old friends
and neighbors.
While your correspondent was talking to
one of the clerks of Uio State Department
tho othor duy, says a Washington letter to
the Kansas City Journal, tho gentleman in
question touched an electric button and a
swarthy messenger appeared at his elbow
pi v. moment. Nota word was said, out tho
clerk, with a grand uir, passod to tho messenger n lend pencil, tho point of which hnd
heen dulled. The messenger bowed almost
to tlio floor and vanished without a sound.
In two minutos ho again appeared, and
with an obsequious salaam, ho handed the
newly-shai-poned Faber to tho olerk and
again almost striking tho floor with his
head ho departed without having a word
passed betwoen tho two. That is ono
sample of the way in which tho air in tho
diplomatic branch ol tho Govornment affects an unsuspecting young man who is
inducod to accept a Govornmont salary for
the service ia per^rms JteMt ^""■jwis- Weekly British Columbian
TTcilncsdny morning, Jloy 1, I88II.
Tho City of Paris lias 20,000
francs in prizes for currant-meters
for electric light service.
Lime-burners are free from con-
sumption, on account, it is suggested,
of breathing dry, hot uir.
The last Tory bon mot about Mr.
Gladstono is that ho has never had
his life insurod becauso no ono can
make out his policy.
Who kills nil tho dead letters?
asks a cotemporary, and an exchange
answers, triumphantly, Miss Direction.   That's  a   Miss  Take.
A now comet was discovered recently by Prof. Barnard, of the
Lick Observatory, California, which
will be visible to the nuked oyo the
last of May.
The Old Man's Views—Oity
Lover—Do you think your father
will look with favor on my suit"
Rural Belle—I'm afraid not. Ho
hates store clothes,
Gabriel Dumont, says the Mail of
tho 17th inst., is 3aid to lio holding
inflammatory meetings in the
Saskatchewan district, nnd fours of
an outbreak aro entertained.
A new baby made its appearance
at Squiklig's house the other day.
When papa heard it cry for the
first timo ho remarked: "Listen to
its inauguration bawl."—Ex.
People who consider "hash" too
vulgar a word to apply to the compound which usually boars that
distinctive title might call it stowed
bric-a-brac, suggests an exchange.
The Madisonville, Kentucky,
authorities have passed an ordinance
forbidding brass bands from meeting "for tho purpose of learning new
pioces of music within 300 feet of a
dwelling house."
Some scientific mon declare that
it is impossible for a man to think
without words. That may bo, says
an exchange, but wo all know that
it is possible for a man to use words
without thinking.
"Eli," asked Mrs. Potts, "what is
it that every woman wants und no
man ever owns 'j" Instead of dutifully giving it np and giving her a
chance to say "a husband," the
wretch merely answered "the earth."
Affectionate husband—Good by,
dear. Should I bo detained at the
offico this evening I'll send you a
note by messenger. Prudent wifo
—Don't go to the expense, I've already taken it out of your breast
Becoming Americanized,—Citizen
—"Don't you kuow, Mr. Ah Sin,
thai if you kill that enemy of yours
you will be hanged?" Ah Sin
(vengeful laundryman) — No, I
alleo lightee. I gottee money. I
go looney 'sylum."—Exchange.
The tinfoil so commonly used to
wrap Neufohatel cheese, chewing
gum, various kinds of candy, and all
kinds of chewing tobacco, is said to
be dangerous on account of tho lead
in it. Its uso for wrapping articles
of food has been forbidden in France.
In New York city an arrangement lias been made by which men
of every shade of opinion—Republicans, Democrats, Prohibitionists
and all other parties—will mingle
together in "brotherly love" and
march in the great centennial
At a Big Hotel,—"Say, mister,
gimme a room, and a good one.
Nothing snido for mo. You can't
come any of your tricks on this citizen. I'm a fly man ; I've travelled,
and I won't have it." Clerk—Front
Johnny, show this jay to 712, and
see that lie doesn't blow out the gas.
For the third time in his dubious
career, says an exchange, Courtney,
the alleged oarsman, bubbles to the
surface. He has just selected the
new boating crew of Cornell university. Tho other two times were
once when he coached some rowing
girls at Vassar, and again when he
dexterously applied his handsaw to
his own shell.
A new invention to prevent collisions at sea, consisting of a small
plate fixed at the sido of the vessel,
has been very successfully tried on
the Thames. Electricity is the
active agent. The approach of
another vessel within two miles
causes a bell to sound, and an indicating arrow shows tho direction
whence it comes.
Chicago has a wonder in the shape
of a man who has been arrested on
tho charge of bigamy. How a man
living in Chicago, where divorces
oan bo secured while you wait,
should be so thoughtless as to permit
himBelf to be arrested for having a
plurality of wives is indeod something strange. Is he oi'azy, or
merely tempting fate ?—Ex.
On the shores of Lako Nyanza :
Stanley (raising his hat)—Emin
Bey, I presume ? Emin Bey—Yes,
sir. Is thero anything I can do for
you ? Stanley—I have come _ to
rescue you.   Emin Bey (compassion-
thanks. (To Native.) Umslopo-
gass, tako this poor feliow out and
give him a square meal.—Chicago
An exchange says : Mr, Goschen,
Chancellor of tho British Exchequer,
besides being a brilliant financier,
must bo a man of sound common
sense. Tliis is proved by his recognition of the value of advertising.
He attributes the decline of tho consumption of coffee to the superior
advertising of cocoa. Mr. Goschen
being successful, knows the road to
Tho latest London fad is tho collection oE the door knobs and bell
handles of famous people. The
American college boy sometimes
indulges in this fad, but he doesn't
confine himself to those of famous
peoplo. When he feols real good,
and the policeman isn't around, he
will collect the door knob or bell
handle of the most unknown person
in the town,—Ex.
Newfoundland is taking the load
with a manhood suffrage measure,
whicli passed the assembly the otlier
day. Every householder over 21,
and every man not a householder
over 25 is entitled to voto. The
bill adds 12,000 voters to the list,
making a total of 42,000, or one-
fifth of the population. It i3 safe
to pass the council and take effejt at
the election this year.
It seems funny that a big city
like Nesv York, with suburban cities
almost equal to it in population,
could actually bo found unable to
afford sleeping accomodation to
visitors. But this eventuality is
feared by the New York Herald,
which says that already the hotel
accomodation is well taxed, and
that when the centennial attraction
begins it fears that many of the
visitors will bo obliged to walk tho
streets at night unable to find beds.
It is said that in an engagement
of cavalry iu Virginia, Ouster and a
confederate officer had a hand-to-
hand battle, in which Custer's sword
blado broko off closo to the hilt.
He cast away the useless fragment,
rode to a rail fence, grabbed one of
the top rails, and, charging furiously
upon the astounded confederate,
knocked him from his horse. Ho
then replaced his broken sword with
the Toledo blade of the Southerner
and carried this to the day of his
An Australian cotem. goes for its
deliquents in this .fashion : "You
may hive the stars iii a nail keg,
hang the ocean on n rail fence to
dry, put tho sky to soak in a gourd,
and unbuckle the belly-band of
eternity and let tho sun and moon
out, but don't think you can escape
the place that lies on the other side
of purgatory if you don't pay for
your paper." Tho genial "proprietor and editor" of this sheet evidently suffers from a plethora of
unprincipled subscribers.
The telegraph brings the report
tliat a man is getting a barrel ready
in which he is going over Niagara
Falls. It is somewhat early for the
trip, but it is understood that ho
expects a rush later in tho season,
and wants to go when he can do so
in comfort, Wo suppose nothing
can be more disagreeable than to go
over Niagara Falls when they are
crowded, and havo the barrels of
total strangers bumping against your
own. No person who loves to travel
quietly and unostentatiously will go
ovor Niagara during tho busy season.
—N. Y. Tribune.
An exchange gives tho following
good advice: Don't be a chump.
Don't want the earth. Don't think
it was built for yon alone and other
people put on it to contribute to your
comfort. Don't coddle yourself into
tho belief that your only lookout in
this world is for No. 1. Strango 113
it may seem to you, there are millions of men beside yourself, and
they havo as much right to live as
you. Just sit and talk to yourself
awhile and see if you don't come
pretty near boing a chump. Don't
imagine that a few extra dollars
make you a man's superior. Don't
try to makS every one beliove that
you aro the best man living. Bo a
man. Don't be a prig. Don't be a
The editor of the Corncracker
comes to the front in this week's
issue as follows : "Wo tender our
regrets to Mr. Walker Blaine, of the
stato department. By an oversight
of tho office boy, who was reading
proof during the absence of the
editor, putting in a load of coal
received on subscription, the types
wero made to say that Mr. Blaine
had been appointed examiner of
olams. Of courso the majority of
the people know this should have
been examiner of claims, but as
Washington is in a shell-fish location and mistakes might arise, wo
thought it no more than justice to
Mr. Blaine to make this publio correction in our columns. Now is the
timo to Bubscribo. — Washington
Erastus Wiman delivered an
address beforo the Portland, Maine,
boord of trade, the other day, in
which ho held that commercial union
would be a greater step in the direction of annexation than any other
that could be taken. "So far as
trade and commerce was concerned
the plan proposed would procure all
that could be achieved by political
union. In the future if a political
union was deemed desirable it would
be brought about much sooner by an
intimato trade relation than by
standing off and maintaining a separation by the rigidity of a customs
lino four thousand miles long." Commercial union as the first step
toward-annexation is now the plea I
Says an exchange : High license
is not a meaningless phrase in Boston, judging from tlie new scale of
fees just adopted. Inn-keepers
must, after May 1st, pay $1500
instead of §1000; inn licenses of
the second class, which now cost
§600, aro raised to $1200; the
increase in the case of common
victualers is from $400 to §1000,
and for licenses to sell beer, ale and
wines there is an advance from $200
to $500. In Boston the police commissioners fix tho licenso fees., but
the police commissioners aro, wo
believo, appointed by the legislature, not by the city authorities.
At any rate, they do not appear to
have the fear of saloon polities or
politicians before their eyes.
The once celebrated "fifteen puzzle" that "strained" so many great
and sm ill intellects in its day has
effectually "ceased from troubling,"
but the "aching void" is plugged
just now by a new invention of
"the enemy," to wit, the "pigs in
the clover," or, for short, the "pig
puzzlo." The "puzzle" appears to
be very simple, of course. All that
you have lo do is to corner four
little balls, that represent so many
porcine quadrupeds. They are at
liberty in a circular box and must
be coaxed into the pen in the centro.
Nothing seems easier; but many
distracted minds where the "puzzlo"
has done its fell work tell a different
tale. The fiend that invented the
"divarsion" is  making- a  fortune.
The lato Count Schouvaloff did
much in 1878 to preserve peace
between England and Russia, but
on one occasion one of his jokes
nearly precipitated war. He was at
Lady Granville's at a time when
rumours were thick that the Russians were advancing by forced
marches on Constantinople. Some
one asked him pluruply if it were so.
"Why," he replied, with a laugh,
"we are already there 1" 'The company scattered. Two hours afterwards telegrams were Hying to
Aldershot, Portsmouth, Bosika Bay,
and elsewhere. Three days after
one enquired of tho ambassador
why he bad but off such a serious
joke. Ho replied that no ono had
any business to question him on
such a subject in  a  drawing-room.
In the Oat-skills and other parts of
New York state a curious industry
consists in converting beech trees
into wood flour. A whole trunk is
stripped of its bark, put into a, huge
mechanism, which is practically a
pencil-sharpener on a vast scale and
cut into miles of tlie finest ribbons.
These are thrown into a null and
converted into wood-meal or wood
flour. This is used, it is said, for
making paper, although the farmers
hint that it is taken west by government contractors to feed tho Indians
nnd supply our army with daily
bread. In very dry summer weather
this dust fills the air of tho mill and
is often explosive. Twice tbero have
been accidents of this kind in this
industry. The effect of this sort
of flour ou the Indians is not stated.
—Tory Times.
Women who wish lo presorvo the
slimness and contour o£ their figure
must begin by learning to stand
well. That is oxplained to mean
the throwing forward and upward
of tho chest, tho flattening of tho
back, with the shoulder blades held
in their proper places, and the
definito curving in of the small of
the back, thus throwing tho whole
weight of the body upon tho hips.
No other women hold themselves so
well a3 the aristocratic English
women. Much of their beauty lies
in their proud carriage, the delicate
ereptness of their figures' and the
fine poise of their heads. The same
aristocratic carriage is within tho
reach of any American girl who
takes the pains to havo it; it is only
the question of a few years of
eternal vigilance, never relaxing her
watchfulness over herself and, sitting or standing, always preserving
her orectness and poise, the result
being that at tho end of that timo it
has becomo second nature to her and
she never afterwards loses it. This
in a great measure preserves the
figure, because it keeps the muscles
firm and well strung, and prevents
the sinking down of the flesh around
the waist and the hips, so common
in women over 30, and which it is
perfectly easy to escape. Another
thing to avoid is a bad habit of going
upstairs, which most women do,
bent forward, with tho chest contracted, which, as well as an indolent,
slouohy manner of walking, is injurious to tho heart and lungs.—Mabel
Stanley is being blamed in some
quarters becauso in pushing his way
through Central Africa many of the
natives accompaning his expedition,
or thoso opposing its advance, have
lost their lives. Wo havo only
Stanley's own account of the march
to judge by, and from his own frank
and truthful narrative the harsh
inferenco has beon drawn that a
ruthless sacrifice of human life has
taken place. The New York Tribune asks with fairness that judgment be suspended till Stanley has
an opportunity of more fully explaining the difficulties and dangers
which surrounded the expedition,
and the necessities which caused him
to act as ho did. The charge belies
the nature of the man and the
character of his previous explorations in Africa. When setting out
from London on the present expedition he said: "Fight the blacks"
Never if I can help it." Such a
man is not likely to have acted
inhumanly, as his critics now appear
to think.
What havo the "horrid men" got
to say to this ? Must they plead
guilty ? If so they'd better save the
executioner any troublo and go off
and hang themselves : A typewriter
girl thus expresses herself in the
Indianapolis Journal: "I get sick
of men and their ways. They are
messy; they sling paper all over the
office, and loll about on the desks
and chairs in such undignified attitudes. They smoko and chew. We
have fourteen drummers who come
into our oilice, and only one of the
fourteen has ever had the courtesy
to ask me if cigar-smoke is offensive
to me. Then, they are silly; they
talk sueh nonsense as 16-year-old
girls wouldn't be guilty of. It is all
about neckties, new hats, ballets,
good dinners, and so on. If you
think man is the superior animal,
you just spend somo time in a business oflice with assorted sizes of him
and you will see, I am beginning
to believe that a trashy
dime novel is better society than
the average man, and equally improving."
A plucky Yankeo cotemporary
talks in this hearty fashion to its
readers: Either run your town
with a vim, or just get up and leave
it. Men who aro all the time wanting to get out of town, will nover
try to build it up. Ono of two
things should be done. Push things;
find a way or mako a way to put
some "go" into the business; run the
town for all there is in it; get up
steam and keep it up, or elso quit
the wholo thing, vamose tho ranch,
slide out and let nature have her
way. Do you want trade? Bid
for it. Do you want business men
to como to your town? Encourage
those who do come. Do you want
a prosperous town where peoplo can
come disposed to make it their homo?
Then do away with and bury from
sight all local differences, all spite'
If you want a liVe paper support it
ungrudgingly. Work no more for a
fow individual!!, but all work together for a common prosperity and
for a mutual benefit. Wake up,
rub your 6yes, roll up your sleeves
and go to work. Don't go to work
with fear and trembling, but take it
for granted that work will tell.
Leavo results to themselves, borrow
no trouble, but unite and make the
biggest kind of a try.
A Springfiold, Mass., young man,
wishing to bo au fait in everything,
especially whero the fair sex is concerned propounded a "stickor" to a
Springfield paper in the following
terms: Given a young man and
an umbrella, overtaking a young
lady, without an umbreila, and a
drenching raiu falling, should the
aforesaid young man, not having
tho pleasure of the fair drenched
one's acquaintance, offer to share
his water-shed with her, magnanimously hand it over altogether, or
remain politely blind to the interesting situation, and hurry on, regardless as to whether the young
lady sink or swim ? The local paper
in question slyly evaded tho point
at issue by advising the young man,
if ever he fouud himself in such an
unpleasant predicament, to hunt,
up a "mutual friend" and got an
introduction boforo offering either
tho wlibloor tho half of his umbrella
to the distressed fair one. Othor
papers took the question up, but
none ventured to treat it seriously,
and tho Springfield young man is
still waiting for tho answer, pending
which ho has thrown his umbrella
away, to avoid complications. Perhaps somo philanthropic individual
will answer tho vexed question
through The Columbian, nnd wo
can send a marked copy to the
Springfiold young man, before tho
noxt rainy season sets in.
Mr. Edward Mohun, C. E,, engineer in ohargo of tho Pitt Meadows reclamation schemo, is iu tho oity. Ilo
roports the work proceeding satisfactorily, and says that when low
water iB reached it will bo pushed with
vigor. It will probably tako four
years fur tliu completion of tho work.
Job printing of all kindB neatly dono
at tho Coi.umiiiak offioo, Prices will be
found as low as at any other office in
the provlnoe,—Aiv,
Just Received, Direct from Hamilton.
I Intending Buyers should make a note!
of this, as it goes to show that we sell!
more Stoves than any two Houses in thej
Province. Our superior line of Stoves and|
low prices do the business.
E. S. Scoullar & Co.
H. T. READ & CO.,
:oundry and Machine Shop
Front St., New Westminster, B. C.
-S5.02SS33K.T  TL.A.XKT,
M.^isrTrs-.A.aTTXiKams ob-
Brass and Iron Castings made to Order.
1'. S.—AU orders from the upper country promptly attended to.
HEAD OFFICE, • 15 Serjeants Inn, Fleet St. ■ LONDON, EN
The Business of ALLSOP k MASON hns been merged In the above Comp«
nnd will be carried on by the Company from this date as a general Land Inveatmi
and Insurance Agenjy.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgago at Low Ratea. Town Lota and Farm]
Lauds for Sale on easy terma.
Victoria B.C., May 16th, 1887. dw'e7to(
Immense Sale of Boots and Shoes
Commencing February 9th, 1889.
the undersigned will now place his entire stock on tho market at wholes!
prices; no reserve.   Everything must be sold.
$<!,000 worth of Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Rubber Goods, Shoo Findings, &<
An early inspection will oonvinco the publio that we mean hiiflinesn.   Term
under $00, cash • over -JOO, scoured notes at 3 months with interest.
Boots & Shoes!
WEEKLY BRITISH OOLUMBIA! ■J.m-.m^w^,^.».mgmra'fflE3ns^^
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Murium;. Mny •• 'US".
(From Daily Columbian, April 30.)
Tlio new bcow piledriver for Mr. D.
A. McDonald waB launched to-dny.
Tho "Cruelty to Animals" by-law-
passed its final reading at tho city
council Inst night and is now law.
Every good citizen hopes its provisions
will be strictly carried out.
At the council meeting Inat niuht
Aid, Seoullar gave notice that ttt the
next meetng he would introduce a bylaw to raiBO a loan of 815,000 for park
improvements ond 860,000 for street
The eity counoil sat this afternoon
aB a court of revision and heard the
appeals against assessments. About
fifty protests were entered, only a
small number of whioh had been dis-
' posed of up to the time we go to pross.
Tho street watering by-law comes
into force to-morrow, and lho contractor is bound to have the sprinkler
at work keeping tho dust within pro-
, per control. The dusty experionce of
the last few days has been frightful,
and the now order of things will be
hailed with genuine delight by everyone.
That ancient landmark, the old nnd
disreputable stone shed adjoining the
oity look-up, is to be torn down. If
these Bort of improvements are carried
on the oity will soon be better spoken
of. Just fancy, the royal pavillinn nnd
the old stone sheds removed in the
same year! Truly Westminster is progressing.
The steiunei Yosemite is to undergo
extensive repairs bofore resuming
active servico. At preaent, the paddle
wheels nre being takon to pieces for
refitting and n new shaft from Philadelphia is to be placed in position.
Other minor repairs in general nud a
coat uf paint will make her about ns
good na in the days of yoro.—Times.
To-morrow will be May Day nnd
glorious weather is promised. The
children will iro to bed to-night fairly
wild for the morrow to oome, nnd
their dreams will be filled with bright
visions of the pleasures in prospect,
All arrangements have been completed
and the programme, as announced in
yesterday's Columbian, will bo carried
out to the letter.
l-oslnl Changes.
The postage rate on letters addressed to Now South Wales, Now Zealand,
Tasmania, Victoria and Queensland,
ilia San Francisco, hns been reduced
to 12 cents per i oz. Tho limit of
weight of parcels addressed to iho
United Kingdom has been raised to 5
pounds and the regulations governing
this parcel post have been extended to
include Newfoundland, Liquids, oils,
&c, may now be Bent by post, if put
up in accordance with certain regiila-
tions, which can be learned on application at any postoffiee.
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Another Robbery.
Early this morning Mr. H.
Harvey's store on Front street was
broken into, and goods to tho value of
$40 stolon therefrom. The' thief effected the robbery by breaking a large
pane of glass in the front window, and
passing his hand inside took all the
articles within rench. Traces of blood
on the glass proves that the robber
cut his hand more or less seriously in
breaking the window. Mr. Harvey
sleeps in rear of tho store, and hoard
nothing unusual during the night. The
watchman passed the building about 1
a. m., at which timo all was quiet and
secure. The police have the case in
hand and hopo to run tho thieves, who
aro undoubtedly Chinamen, to earth.
It ia just six months since the attempt
waa made to murder and rob Mr.
  m —
Mysterious Disappearance.
Some three weeks ago a man named
Dauiel Savoy, a master logger, left for
Port Moody, wna seon there the next
dsy, but has not been heard of since.
Savoy waB a man of some means and
thero is not tho slightest reason for
thinking he has left the country. He
had a large contract to eut logs for the
MoLaron-Koss Lumber Co., whioh
contract would extend ovor a number.
of years. On the date of his departure from Westminster Savoy ivas
known to have 8600 in his posession,
and this fact lends strength to lhe
suspioion that he has mot with foul
play. Savoy comes from New Brunswick, is a practicnl lumberman and
bears an excellent reputation. Mr.
Moresby has tho caso in hand, and
will do his utmost to find some traco
of tho unfortunate  man.
The Music of Ihe Hells.
Hear the music of the bells; hang
cow-bells; cursed chant their music
knells; brazen bells. How they pound
on our tympanum, Bounding harahly
strong, gol'dariiuin; blast the bells.
Such is the strain of a communication
lead at the council meeting last night
from one of our most prominent citizens, who last year was fined for allowing his oow to wander forth with
a loud-mouthed bell attached. Tho
appeal of this citizen wbb not mado in
vain, for now the police have been instructed to make war on all animals
with musioal appendages, and orders
will bo striotly obeyed. It hns often
beon diiousBed which waB the greatest
and most aggravating ovil, tho steamboat whistle at 6 a.m. or the tinkling
of the oow-bell under tho bedroom
window just after the baby haB been
hushed lo sloop by au angry father at
the end of a 13 milo tramp to tho slrain
of "Angels bright nro oalling theo." As
a rule tho cowboll has been given tho
A liucrosae I'luh Formed.
An enthusiastic mooting of Lacrosse
players was held at Hyack hall last
night for the purpose of organizing a
club. Mr. J. 0. Whyte was culled to
the chair, and in n well worded speech
explained tbo object ef the meeting.
The eleotion of officers was first proceeded with and resulted in the unanimous election of the following gentlemen : Hon. President, John Hendry;
president, J. W. Harvey; first vice-
president, Thos. Mowat; second vice-
president, F. G. Strickland; secretary-
treasurer, Mux Mowat; committeo, J.
C. Whyte, L. A. Lewis, N. A. White,
Geo. Armstrong and W. J. Corbett.
The olub is to be known as tha "Westminster LacntBse Club," and its colors
will be chosen at the next meeting.
The committee was instructed to prepare a constitution and by-laws, and to
report samo at the meeting to be held
next Tuesday evening. Tho club will
start with a membership of 25, but
this number is certain to ho largely
added tu before the season is over.
The meeting was a sucoeBS in evory
way, and thero was all the enthusiasm
displayed over tho noble game that the
most ardent lover of lacrosse could
have wished for. Practices will not
oommence till next week, and it was
wisely decided not to play any matches
until the club finds itself in suoh form
as to be able to cope with its opponents
with some reasonable chance of success.
An Important Mining Decision.
An important mining action was
tried before Mr. Justice Walkem on
Monday last. The question in dispute
was the right to a mineral claim at
Stump Lake, Nicola, and the facts
were briefly as follows: In the early
part of this month Peter Hope saw
what ho believed to be a mineral claim
that had been abandoned, and he staked, put up the required notices and
recorded it as the "Whale." Aa aoon
as he begun to work Sam Scott claimed
the ground and also began work.
Hope then came to Kamloops and enquired into Scott's title and found the
following particulars: On the Oth of
Ootobor, 1827, Scott took out a miner's
license, and on the 9th of May, 1888,
he recorded the ground, after duly
staking and putting up tho required
noticos. Scott did not renew his
miner's license until the 12th of Oct.,
1888, thus leaving six days during
which he had no license. On the 3rd
of Novomber Scott re-recorded the
claim but did not ro-Btake iv or put up
new notices. It was contended on be
half of Hope that tho fact of Scott being 0 dayB without a license rendered
the ground during those 6 days vacant
ground, and in order to obtain a title
on taking out his second license it waa
noceasary for Scott to ro-atake, put up
new noticoa and record as if for a new
claim. The facts were admitted by
the defenoe.. Judgment was accordingly given for the plaintiff, for whom
Mr. Spinks acted.
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A Bad Case,
The Chinese ease Wong Wing vs
Kwong Hing, for assault, which was
mentioned in yesterday's issue, turns
out to be a much more serious case
than was at first supposed. The cause
of tho assault was some troublo over n
Chinese woman named Ah Moy. This
woman, whu by the way is only a half
breed, her father being an Englishman,
was arrested in Victoria just before the
Chinese New Yoar, on the information
of Ah Foo, charged with stealing a
quantity of jewelry from him in Westminster. Ah Moy was brought to
Westminster for trial, but Ah Foo
withdrew tho case ns there was plenty
of proof ready to show that the woman
had never been in Westminster till
brought here by tho polico. It is supposed that the true intention in getting
the pretty Chinoso woman to Westminster was that sho might bo used for
the purpose of prostitution. After her
release Ah Moy went to live with Lee
Coy, tho Chineae merchant, who gave
her a home. Here she resided for a
time and then left and went to live
with someone else in Chinatown.
Beforo Bhe was released from the gaol,
Mr. Moresby told hor to go back if
anyono illtreated her, and she would
lind protection there. On Sunday
evening about 9 o'clock eho arrived at
the gaol, crying bitterly, and stated
that she bad been beaten by Chinamen
becauso she had refused to become a
prostitute. Mr. Moresby took her in,
and yosterday morning drove her over
to Vancouver and left her with Mrs.
E. Robson, who will send the girl to
the Chinese home at Victoria.
Whatever tho girl passed through on
Sunday ovening was tho causo of the
row betweon the principals in this case,
and it is ovidontly oonsidorod serious
by them as the affair is to be heard
before the police magistrate on Munday.
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Murder Will Out.
About 8 years ago a man named
Nicholls went into the forest in rear of
Moodyville and never was seen or
heard of afterwards. There were suspicions at the time that he had mot
with foul play, but as no trace of the
body could bo found this theory was
nut verified. Nicholls worked for tho
Moodyville saw mill company and wbb
well known both in this oity and on
the Inlet. It now turns out that
Nicholls waB murdored by an Indian
familiarly known sb whiskey Joe.
This information was given by some
Indians a few days ago to constable
Calbick at Moodyville, nnd thoy further offered lo show tho spot where
tho body had been hidden. A man
who knew Nicluills very intimately
went wilh the Indians and the nonstable, and when the skull was dug n|i
he immediately identified it by tlm
gold filling in tho teoth. Whiskoy Joo
was assisted in the foul work of murder by ono or mure Indians, who r.ro
still alive and will bc sought after by
the police if their names can he learned. Whiskey Joo is dead and boyond
tho rench of the law. He was on trial
a few'years,ago for the murder of his
kloutchnian, who was found in the
woods ono morning, near Hastings, almost cut up into mincemeat. The
jury acquitted Joe of murder
and he was released, but before leaving iho gaol he informed all offioial
that be waa sorry ho hnd murdered his
kloochman, and would nover do it
An inqueBt was held at Moodyville,
tu-dny, on the remains of Nicholls,
bnt the verdict has not yet been learned. Mr. Moresby will follow up this
case as long as there is uny chanco of
Whiskey Joe's confederates being discovered, and it may be that after all
these years tho cruel death of Nicholls
will bo revenged.
North Arm Holes.
Tho Methodist church in this plaoe
intend giving a tea and entertainment
on Wodneflday, Mny Sth, in the town
hall. Tho ladies of the congregation
will spare no pains in getting up a
first-class tea, and the choir of the
Methodist ohurch, New Westminster,
will furnish an elaborate programme
of instrumental and vocal music
An excursion will bo run from the
city, leaving about 5 p.m., and returning the same ovening. Tho proceeds
will be applied to the parsonage building and furnishing fund.—Com.
City Council.
The council met last night at 8
o'clock for the transaction of business.
Presont Aldermen Curtis, Calbick, Scoullar, Reid, MoPhaden, Cunningham, Jaques and Townsend.
His worship Mayor Hendry in tho
From J. S. Cluto complaining that
he had been fined last yeor for allowing his cow to wandor at large with a
"ailver toned cowbell" attached to its
neck, but that dozens of other cow-
owners wero allowed to let thoir bell
furnished animals roam at large without molestation; also asking that the
law either be enforced or his fine refunded.
Referred to the police committee to
have the law enforced.
From J. Wintemute and F. Raith
asking permission to lay water pipes
through lot 20, block B, across Provost
stroet down the ravine to Clarkson
Leave granted under the supervision of the board of worka.
From Capt. Angus Grant asking
that tho amount agreed upon for the
transfer of the ferry oharter be
Referred to the finance committee
with power to act.
From Rand Bros., re purchase of a
strip of property on Fortesque street,
and stating they would try to arrange
a satisfactory purchase with the owner.
Referred to the finance committee
with power to aot.
From Drake, Jackson & Helmcken
stating they would not be able
to be present at the court of revision on the 30th inst., on behalf of the
O. P. R., to object to certain assasa-
nientB, nnd asking an adjournment.
Received and filed,
From W. J. Armstrong acknowledging reoeipt of letter holding hiin
responsible for tho accident whicli be-,
fell Mrs. Hennessy, and stating he
understood the sidewalk had been
made secure to the satisfaction of the
board of works.   Received and  filed.
From James Cunningham complaining that boys gather in somo vacant
lots near his residence, use bad language and otherwiso misbehave, and
asking that Bteps be taken to abate the
nuaiance. Referred to tho chief of
polico with power to aot. And the
owners of the lots to bo requested to
cut the broom off them.
From W. S. Gore, surveyor-general
stating that lot 23, block 36, had been
withdrawn from sale, by request of
the Westminster council. Received
and filled.
From the same, stating that it would
not be necessary to gazette a road
along the western side of tho asylum
grounds, and giving the government's
consent to the road being opened. Recoived and filed.
From John Robson, provincial secretary, re collection of taxes in blocks 9,
10,11 and 13 by the government, and
stating that if the oouncil can show to
the satisfaction of the government how
the matter can be equally arranged,
the government will put no obstacle in
the way of its- accomplishment. Referred to tho finance committee with
power to act.
From Mr. D. Chisholm, M. P., advising the city to prepare a full statement of tho Indian rcservo question
(whicli reserve was askod by the
government to be transferred to the
city), tlio samo to bo laid beforo the
minister uf the interior during his
visit to this province, which ho expects
to make shortly. Referred to a committee consisting of the mayor, Aid.
Ounninghuni nnd the clerk, with power
to act.
The board of works reported that it
wonld cost $200 to remove the lookup
to the now city hall and build a fence
round it.   Laid over for 6 months.
The board of works wbb instructed
to have tho stone lockup removed.
The light committee reported that
tho lamps wore not lighted satisfactorily, but wero always put out properly
and sometimes at 1 a.m.
The board of works recommended:
That the first wnrd will contain nil tho
land within tho following limits; all
that portion of the city lying weBt of
tho centre nf London street, and nlso
Poplar island and thnt portion of Lulu
island known ns tho govornment reserve.
Ward 2: All that portion „t tho city
lying between tho middle of London
street anil tho middle of Douglas
Ward 3: All that portion of tho city
lying between tho middle of Douglas
street and the middle of Clement st.
and a line being the most easterly
boundary of Clement si. produced to
Fraser river.
Ward 4: All that portion of the city
between the north-easterly boundary
of Clement st. and tho north-oaBterly
boundary of Queen's park, and a line
being the said north-easterly boundary
of said park produced to the northwesterly boundary of the city and to
Fraser river; also that certain parcel
of land on the south shore of said river
included within the limits of tho city.
Ward 5: All that portion of the city
not included in aaid preceding wards,
Report adopted.
Aid. Curtis reportod that a great
many of the folders had been distributed and the city clerk had been instructed to send 50 folders to eaoh
postmaster in Ontario and Quebec.
Hon. John Robson's communication
re Fortesque street was referred to the
finance committee with power to act.
The communication from Lowenburg, Harris & Co. re extension of
McKenzie stroet was laid on the table.
The cruelty to animals by-law was
read a socuud time, and the council
went into committee of the whole and
passed it clause by clause,
The committeo rose and reported the
by-law complete with amendments.
The rules of order were suspended
and the by-law waa read a third time
and passed, and ordered to be signed
and sealed.
The council went into committee of
the whole on the city wards by-law
and passed it clause by clause.
The committeo  rose  and  reported
the by-law complete.   Report adopted.
The by-law was read  a  third  time
and finally passed.
The streets and sidewalks by-law introduced by Aid. Scoullar was read a
first time.
Several by-laws of which notice had
been given, were deferred to a future
Moved by Aid, Cunningham, seconded by Aid. Ewen, that the cleek be instructed to apply to the lieut.-governor
in council requesting a conveyance of
sixty-six feet of the asylum reserve,
running in a line parallel with the
easterly boundary of Queens park from
Columbia street to the northerly limits
of said park, for the purpose of making
a street 132 feet wide.   Carried.
Aid. Curtis gave notice that he
would introduce a fire limit by-law.
Aid. Scoullar gave nocioe that he
would introduce a by-law to raise a
loan of $15,000 for improving the park
and $60,000 for street improvments.
The council adjourned till Tuesday
at 2 p.m.
Wholesale and Retail Druggists
Wholesale City Market.
Beef,    per 100 lbs t 4 60 9 5 60
Pork "          7 609850
Mutton      "          8 00 9 9 00
Potatoes    "              609    76
Cabbage    "       609 100
Onions      "    1 00 9 1 60
Wheat      '■       ,;  1609000
Oats "    1259 1"
Peas "          1608 2
Hay,       per ton   12 00 915 00
Butter (rolls) per D)  0 289 0 35
Cheese "       0 149 015
Eggs,      perdoz  0 209    23
Cordwood (retail) per curd  3 00 9 4 00
Apples, per box      80 @ 150
Eldes(gr'n) per 100 lbs  4 00 a 6 00
"   (dry)       "       _   5 00 9 9 00
Wool, per lb       09    10
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Wlion aha was • Child, ahe cried for Caatorlt,
When ehe became Miss, ehe clang to Castoria,
Whtn ahe hed Children, she gave them Cutoria
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Including Tools of all kinds of the best makes; Cross-cut & Haild-SaWS,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all the neceaaary li tvnsils for Farming;
Pulley Blocks, Snatch Blocks, Rope & Chain in all sizes; Pitch,
Tar & Oakum; Tarred and Plain Paper for Building; Paints & Oils
in all colors; Liquid Paints in all shades; Floor Paints ready touse; Grind
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.
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Columbia Street, New Westminster,
Silk, Taffeta & Lisle Th read Gloves.
Genuine Josephine Kid Gloves
In Black and Colors, with New Patent Fastener.
Silk Ribbons
In all the Newest Shades.
TheP.D. & C. P. Corsets, Yatisi.
Dr. Warner's Health Corset
And other Celebrated Makes.
To "too Had. at
ie,(!aiM Oram's,
niA-Bomr-rc block.
All His of MghiOressei Liter
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
_&.:srr> j^nx, blinds ob
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors*   Frames,   Windows,
Mouldings. Balusters,
Blinds, Brackets,
Railings, Newels,
The Columbian Printing Establishment has first-class faculties for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads. Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodgers,
Prioe Lists, &c. Prices will be found as low as at any other offic» -»her»
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Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday  JIoruiuK, Huj I. I.'isll.
We give considerable space to-day
to the report of the Richmond council, in which another chapter or two
of the North Arm bridges' somewhat vexed and troublous history is
wound off. The report of the Richmond council delegate, appointed to
interview the government with res
pect to their intentions in the matter of renewing, and augmenting,
their original grant of S10,000 to
the bridges in question, together
with the very explicit, ex-haustive,
and considerate letter of the honorable provincial secretary, on the
same subject, should certainly, and
will, doubtless, be accepted by the
Richmond people as perfectly satis
factory evidence of tho continued
good faith and good intentions of
the government in the premises.
We do not see what more could be
asked by the Richmond municipality,
both in tho consideration shown
them and in the concessions made.
We notico also that the provincial
secretary, in passing, as it were,
places tlio blame for the delay that
has already occurred in getting the
bridges under way, whero it belongs,
on the shoulders of the CP.ll.Co.,
although, rightly enough, he exculpates the company from any intentional obstruction in the matter.
Tho report of the delegation appointed by the Richmond council to
wait on Mr. Abbott, "in order to
obtain a more definite proposition"
respecting the CP.R.Co.'s intentions
with reference to constructing the
bridges, for a bonus, as combination
railway and traffic bridges, was
hardly of so satisfactory a naturo as
the one first considered. As will be
seen, the CP.R.Co., according to
Mr. Abbott, have definitely decided
not to do so, for lhat is what Mr.
Abbott's reply to the Richmond
delegation virtually amounted to.
This decision throws the Richmond
municipality upon its own ascertained resources, and there should
be very little more delay in getting
down to actual construction on the
muoh talked of North Arm bridges,
which should be looked upon as one
consolation, at any rate, by all concerned.
This is a world of change. Even
the "eternal hills" are "eternal" only
by courtesy, so to speak. And the
"only and original" Niagara Falls
are changing shape, wearing slowly
away, step by step retreating up the
stream to lako Erie. This great
natural feature, which our American
uoasins regard with an excusable
pride similar to that with which
they view the "surplus" and other
national "institooshuns," is, however, good for several generations,
as a very respectable waterfall,
though its form should alter somewhat from time to time. An exchange says that there havo recently
been two very heavy falls of rock at
Niagara Falls. At first a mass of
rock fell from the Horseshoe Falls,
and twenty-four hours later another
mass wns precipitated into the abyss
below, with a noise so closely resembling that of an earthquake as
to alarm the residents of the neighborhood. The result of tho displacement is a change in the shape of the
fall. Formerly the Canadian portion
of tho fall could be described as a
horseshoe; but the breaking awny
of rocks in the center some years
ago made it V-shaped. Now that a
further displacement has occurred,
the fall has returned to its old condition. It is, of course, generally
known that the falls of Niagara are
gradually moving to the soutli. The
deep cut through the solid rock
marks the course they have taken in
their backward movement. It is a
wonderful excavation, a chasm dug
out by the sheer force of water. Not
less astonishing has been the removal
of the debris. The rock has been
thoroughly pulverized, and has been
swept out of the river, to bo distributed in Lake Ontario. Onco it
was thought that in. the wearing
away prows? the falls would reach
Lako Erie and there degenerate into
a series of rapids, But the theory
has been set aside by one which re
tains tliu cararaot, although the lat-
ter will be the shadow of its present
self, and uiuoh reduced in size. The
latest ide.i is that the falls will recede two miles and then remain
stationary, their height at that point
being 80 feet, instead of Id4-, us at
present. The supposition is supported by an argument which
appears reasonable. The present
site is a limestone formation,
some SO or 90 feet thick, with
a. shaly foundation. As the shale is
washed awny the limestone breaks
off, and the falls take a step backward. But the end of the shaly
deposit will be reached two miles
from the present falls, and then the
rushing water will have more than
it oan do to wash away the solid
precipice over which it will be projected. Iron suggests that it would
be a waste of time to attempt to
estimate the number of centuries
that will elapse before Niagara Falls
will have found thoir permanent
In the senate, on the 15th instant,
Hon, Senator Mclnnes asked the
government why the erection of the
necessary buildings, and farming
operations in connection with the
proposed experimental farm in this
province, had been delayed, ln
supporting his question, Senator
Mclnnes went briefly into the history of the matter. He said: "In
188G an act was passed providing
for the establishment of an experimental farm in the maritime provinces, one at tho oity of Ottawa,
one in Manitoba, one or more in the
Northwest Territories, and one for
the province of British Columbia.
A few weeks after the act was
passed Prof. Saunders paid a visit
to British Oolumbia and the Northwest, for the purpose of making
selections of sites for those farms.
No action wns taken, however, by
the government that year. The following year the same gentleman
paid a second visit to British Columbia, and seven or eight months
afterwards, as the government did
not appear to take any action, I
placed a notice on the paper, on the
15th April last, asking the government if the site had been selected
for the experimental farm in British
Columbia. I received the following
reply from the leader of the government, that a portion of the Agassiz
estate had been selected for that
purpose and that preparatory work
would commence on the farm as
soon as practicable. I asked the
leader of the government if he meant
by that statement that operations
would begin on the farm that same
year, and the answer was: 'I suppose so.' Now another year has
elapsed and nothing has been done,
whereas in Manitoba, I believe
the experimental farm at Brandon is in full operation. The
one in the Territories, situated
at Medicine Hat, is also in full
operation, and 1 want to know why
there is this discrimination against
British Columbia V Hon. Senator
Abbott replied as follows: "The
actual reason why there has been
delay in putting up these buildings
has been that the title has not been
completed yet. There are some
difficulties to be cleared up still
about it, although the government
are sanguine that they will now be
able to get those difficulties removed.
They are so confident on that subject that they propose to commence
the farming operations this spring.
The buildings they do not propose to
put up until those difficulties are
cleared away, but they will erect
this spring the necessary sheds for
sheltering oattle, and probably any
small buildings required for employes
and they will proceed with the
regular farming operations as if the
buildings were there. The erection
of the buildings themselves will
have to be postponed until next
year." Senator Mclnnes: "Then
theso fanning operations will proceed this spring ?" Senator Abbott:
"Yes; that is what I understand
from the minister of agriculture."
This answer is a little more committal than the leader of the government's "1 suppose so," quoted
above, and it seems reasonable to
expect, from all the information
elicited by Senator Mclnnes' inquiry, that operations will actually
lie prosecuted on the experimental
farm, at Agassiz's, this season.
The Weldon extradition bill has
passed the house of commons, and
will become law. This measure,
which wo have noticed before, is a
beneficent and most necessary one,
and will enable Canada to get rid of
a very undesirable class of American
refugees that transgross tho laws of
their country and skip across the
lino to enjoy tlieir ill-gotten gains.
It is the high-toned American thief,
principally, that will hardly bless
the Canadian legislators in his heart
for passing this measure. It was
greatly feared by the members of
this class who have already gained
sanctuary in Canada that the bill
would have passed in its original
shape, containing retroactive clauses.
These wore expunged, howover,
while the bill was undergoing amendment, aud the act will only affect
cases occurring after it is put upon
the statute books. This is to lie regretted, considering the number-of
genteel scoundrels tlmt will thus (i'i
utnvliipt of justice, but u safer and
fiiivi- principle of legislation has
neen adhered to na it is.
Apropos of the comparative merits
of eastern Canadians as immigrants,
the following testimony is of interest, and is corroborative of our views
on the subject expressed in another
article in these columns. In a letter
written from Los Angeles to his
paper, Mr. Andrew Pattullo, editor
of the Woodstock Sentinel Review,
who is ut present travelling through
California, says of the Canadians in
that state : "Tho reason for their
success is not far to seek. It is no
national vanity that pronounces
thom superior to the averago Ameri-
Chlldren Cryfor
can. Thoir success is a tribute to
the school system of Ontario, and to
the home training of Canadian
mothers. They are more thoroughly
trained, better informed, more willing to work, more frugal and steady
in their habits thnu young Americans. With clear heads, souud
bodies, a willingness to work, and a
determination to succeed they distance their competitors in the race.
Too many natives of these states refuse to work. They go in for big
speculations, and are usually waiting
for something to turn up. While
they wait for some chance to make
money quickly and easily they live
high—much higher than Canadians.
In the meantime 'tenderfeet' from
otlier countries do the work, make
the money, and fill the places open
to them. American business men
and capitalists thoroughly understand tin's. Canadians generally
deserve the respect and confidence
shown them in this country. They
seldom rob their employers or disgrace their country. In the expressive language of the West, iu the
race of life they 'get there' as often
as any class on this coast." The
same is true of Britisli Columbia.
Our most enterprising and successful
young business men have been raised
in the eastern provinces, and we are
glad to say that this class are being
increasingly attrac'"! towards the
"gem of the west." There is room
for more.
During the recent session of the
provincial legislature T. Basil Hum
phroys, otherwise "tho Hon. Tom,"
made, or is credited witn having
made, somo very ill-natured and
foolish remarks, in his usual windy
style, about what he called "Canadians," who, he remarked, were appropriately termed "North American Chinamen." Some eastern papers have got hold of this obscure
bosh and are using it to illustrate
the sentiment that exists in the
average British Oolumbia breast
towards his brother of the eastern
provinces. The truth is that "Hon.
Tom" has resurrected an old cob-
weby epithet that has been stored
on the top shelf for years, and the
fact that he did so shows just how
well—or ill—he is keeping step with
the march of events and the progress
of the province—and nothing more.
If "Hon. Tom" actually did make
use of the coarse and uncalled-for
expressions which have, naturally
enough, wounded the sensibilities of
our eastern friends, wo would advise
him to come from out his musty and
moss-grown cupboard and get on
some exposed aud breezy position—
Race Rocks, or Government street,
Victoria, would be a good place—
and let the wind blow through his
whiskers, until he gets a new idea
into his brain. There was a time,
before we were brought into touch
with our eastern brethren, by means
of the railway and telegraph, that
wo did not entertain any more affectionate regard for them than they
did for us. But that state of things
is rapidly becoming a memory
merely. We understand each other
better now. We have a good deal
of "truck" with each other, which is
constantly increasing, and is bound
to increase, commercially, socially,
and politically. So far from being
prejudiced against "Canadians," we
are, as rapidly as can bo expected,
cultivating a national spirit and
learning to consider ourselves as
Canadians, although the force of
habit still makes us British Columbians in the first place. People from
any of the provinces, however, we
have come to regard as preferable
immigrants for populating and developing our province and its resources. It stands to reason that
these are the most desirable immigrants. The institutions of the
various provinces being very similar,
little or no breaking-in process is
required in this respect, and such
immigrants can take their places
almost immediately and adapt themselves to their surroundings as valuable and useful members of society.
It is true that some of our eastern
friends, settling in this province,
have to learn ii little from our somewhat freer ways and, perhaps, more
libornl style of living and doing, but
this is soon imbibed with the air,
and is a distinct and welcome acquisition to the new comer from tho
east. On the other hand, tho eastern
immigrant confers a benefit upon
tho land of his adoption by the infusion of stricter business methods
and general conservatism in all departments. Oh, no, "Hon. Tom," it
won't do for you to malign our
brother from the east. British Columbia knows on which side its bread
is buttered. It wants both capital
and population, and fully realizes
(from actual experience and observation) that the men and money of the
eastern provinces are just the "stuff"
to assist in developing and building
up this new country on a sound
basis, commercially, socially and
politically. Come west, Johnny
Canuck, come west, and we'll drown
"Hon. Tom" in the sea if ho von-
turc.s to look cross-eyed at our welcome guests from the cast.
Pitcher's Castoria.
(Fi-om Daily Columbian, April 24.)
The water in the rivor is falling
The new fire hall on Royal avenue
is receiving its mushing toucheB.
Work on the new residence for Mr.
Warden McBride will be commenced
within 10 days.
Mr. A. M. Herring ia , building a
water tank on Royal avenue, and from
present indications it seems probable
that tho supply of water will be unlimited.
A Ohinaman almost crazed by the
excessive use „i opium, appeared bo-
fore the police magistrate this morning and was remanded for medical examination.
Mr. Hamilton Mason of Ward 5,
Vancouver, lias been elected by acclamation to the city council, to fill the
vacancy created by the resignation of
Dr. J. M. Lefevre. Mr. Mason has a
laree milk ranch.
The front of the Colonial is receiving a brilliant coat of red paint, and
yet there are poopio who claim there is
nothing suggestive about the color, a
neighboring drug house having lately
indulged iu tho smite luxury.
"Chaleur Bay and its Products, for
1887-8, with Net und Rod," is an interesting pamphlet, written by Mr.
John Mowat, father of the inspector of
fisheries for thiB province, and treats
of the fisheries of that famod fishing
vicinity, besides discussing in an entertaining style various vexed questions relating to pisicull uro, &c,
The committee appointed to collect
subscriptions for the May Day celebration report having mot with very good
succeBS. The sums subscribed have
been small but numerous, and the
work is net done yet. There is every
reason to expeot that tho coming colebration will be the grandest in every
way since the day was first honored in
On Sunday - afternoon a party of
four minora went out Bailing at Nanaimo. When opposite Newcastle town-,
site the boat capsized uud the four
men were precipitated into the water.
Before assistance could reach the men
two were drowned. The other two
were rescued, one being iu an exhausted condition. The names of tho
drowned men have not been learned.
The sealing schooner Allie S. Alger
has arrived at Neah Bay with 11 catch
of 613 seals. The skins wero forwarded to Port Townsend, and as soon as a
foresail can bo forwarded to the Alger
(she having Inat her foresail in a heavy
gale) she will start out on another
cruise, which will last all the season.
The owners of the Algor are olated at
tho success of their vessel—Colonist.
Captain Frank White, formerly master of the str. Premier, and who disappeared so mysteriously a year ago,
as was alleged, with $10,000 of the C.
P. N. Co.'s money, made his appearance at Port Townsond ou Saturday.
He has shipped as first officer cu the
str. Libby, recently purchased by Capt.
Beecher, ex-treasury ogent, and whieh
is to ply on Puget Sound. During
While's absence he has visited New-
York, London, China, and various
otlier parts of the world.
Wm. Peden, a tailor, was found dead
in his bed yesterday morning at the
White Swim restaurant. It appears
that before coining here he had been
warned not to drink any liquor as it
was likely tu injuriously affect the
action of his heart. The evening previous he had come home undor the influence, with tho result predicted. An
inquest was hold by Curonor McGui-
gan at the City Hall yesterday evening
and tho verdict waa rendered in accordance with the nbovo facts. Deceased
was 30 years old aud a nativo of Scotland.—Nows-Advcrtiesr.
Tbe Vale Lime Kllu.
The limo kilns lately put in operation at Yale by Mr. G. W. Rasure are
turning out a splendid quality of lime,
and the last burning proved to be of
superior quality to the ono previous.
The kilns are now in operation and
Mr. Rasure is preparing to build two
more, the first of which will bo commenced this week. Several largo purchases of this lime have been made by
prominent contractors, and the new
kilns are likely to bo kept pressed with
orders during the wholo building
A irouilerful Heeling.
The Salvation Army continued thoir
groat oelebration last evening. Tho
novel foature of the occasion was tho
procosssion oE the "Ten Virgins," who
woro clad iu rubes of snowy white, and
each carried in their hands a lantern, •
representing the wiso and foolish virgins. Aftor tho street procession
thero was a grand meeting held at
Herring's opera house which was very
largely attended. The Vancouvor
band wob present and a great numbor
of visiting oflicers and soldiers, all of
whom wero grouped on tho stage. The
programme consisted of muaie, singing, prayera and speeches. The celebration will be continued this evening.
The Vancouver Meusii.ioii.
The sooial sonsation at Vancouver
is exciting great intorost thero. The
case came before the police magistrate
yesterday morning and was heard
with closed doors. Mr. Hogg gavo
Iub evidence, and explained the cause
for his suspicious against Sullivan and
Mra. Hogg. Tho evidonoe given by
Mra. Hugg wbb tho most important.
She point blank accuses Dr. Langis of
procuring an abortion and challenges
hiin to deny the truth of thostatemouts.
The timo and place of all her meetings
with Sullivan, when they had oriminal
intercourse, Mrs. Hogg gave with groat
exactness. Sullivan assured Mrs. Hogg
that he loved her bettor than his own
wife. The caso is still proceeding and
will probably occupy another day.
Criminal Cases ul Eiamltiops.
At Kamloops last wook the following criminal cases wero disposed of by
Mr. Justice Walkem, under tho Speedy
Trials Act: Wm. Kannagan, charged
witli assaulting one McKenzie and
striking him with a chair, pleaded
guilty, and was. sentenced to three
months with hard labor. Ben Far-
loigh, charged with stealing various
articles from the houso of Thos. Allan,
near Salniou River, was sentenced to
nino months' imprisonment. Ellen
Demon, a young woman, formerly of
Manitoba, was found guilty of assaulting Peter Pearson with intent to do
grevious bodily harm. The accused
attacked Pearson with a table fork,
stabbing him in the arms, legs and
body and also beating him over the
head with a shovel. Tho prisoner was
proved to bo a troublesome character,
and was sentenced to two years' imprisonment in the penitentiary.
TItc Forged .Voles
The cases of Waller Mooro and Garret Moore, charged with passing counterfeit bank notes, came befure the
polico magistrate this moruing, and
both men wero held in §300 bail to appear at the spring assizes. The
forged miles weru passed during the
progress of a game uf poker in n Front
street saloon, and the counsel for the
defence gave a descriptiun of the game
to illustrate how enny it would he fur
uny man to pass ur receive a forged
note during the excitement. Su graphic
was Mr. Gaynor's description uf
tho pluy that everybody's attention was
riveted, and at that particular phase
when tlie betting should be going
quick and high, the counsel for tlio
prosecution jumped to his feet and was
ubout to "go him §5 hotter" when ho
aa suddenly subsided and sank into his
seat again with a blush on his face
which would have dune honor to a
maiden of sweet sixteen.
Mill Aniitlier lliiui'.
A special despatch to The Columiiian announces the death, this morning, at Victoria, of Adam Innes, an
old and highly respected resident
of this district and an early piuiieer of
the province. Mr. Innes was a native
of Banffshire, Scotland, and came
to British Columbia about tho year
1860. He mined for a periud in Cariboo, and was there during the great
gold excitement of 1862. Some 18
years ago, ho took up land at Langley,
which he worked successfully tilt 4
years ugo when he went over to Victoria, having secured a large contract
on the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Bail-
way. On the completion of the road
ho remained in Victuria and worked as
a contractor till his death. He was
one of the oldest and most enthusiastic
members of the Caledonian and St.
Andrew's society of Westminster. The
deceased was well known generally
throughout the pruvince, aud his death
will bo learned with deep regret by all
who knew him. The funeral, wliich
will be conducted by tho Caledonian
and St. Andrew's society, will take
place on Friday aftornoon, on tho arrival of tho Btr. Princess Louise from
New WcstmliiKlu* mitl Ills! rli-i.
The fine tract of agricultural laud
iutlio valloy of tho Fruser will soon bo
provided with umplo railway facilities,
us the Canadian Paciiic Railway ia
about to construct a lino on the loft
bank of the river, from the Mission to
the Delta, and tho Northern Pacific
Railway are constructing a lino from
Seattlo to New Westminster, thus
placing the mainland ef the province
in direct communication with the United States system uf railways. Real
estate in New Westminster ami district has doubled in value during tho
past month, and it is estimated that
the present contracts for brick linusea
in Westminater amount to 100,000/.
Many intending emigrants being under
11 false intpressiuu as to the climate of
the sea cuast uf Britiah Culumbia, tho
following official record for the month
ef February will pruve uf interest:—
Mean tomporaturo, 40.1; highest maximum, 51.0; lowest minimum, 25.0;
days rain fell, 12; daya snow fell, 2.
Owing to tho warm currents of the
Pacific, British Columbia enjoys a cli-
ina'o similar to that uf the south of
England, bllt with a finer sumnior.—
Colonies and India.
The t'liiilielil Itoail.
The attorneys of tho Canliold Kail-
road state that about 300 nn this side
of the boundary aro now employed on
the right of way, clearing and grading;
that arrangements have boon mado for
the ties, piling and bridge timbers
necessary; that tho iron will como
from Pennsylvania mills, and that all
contracts fur Ihe construction of the
bridges and railroad will be let within
ton days; and lively work will begin, to
get the road completed early in Sept.,
thus uniting by bands uf steel the international cities of Whatcom and
Now Wostminstor. This also menus
tlio building of tho Broadway wharf
uut to deep water and thu erection of
1111 ample deput at the fo it of Broadway.
This railway project waB conceived
in the fertile brain of Sonator Oanfield,
whose very life and prido aro interwoven with its success. Ho is now about
52 yeara of ago and proposos to round
off his active business! career by the
completion of Iub railway system, A
man of leas energy and determination
would have long ago abandoned tho
great undertaking, hut tho senator has
overcome all obstacles and the bright
suusliino of prosperity smilea upon his
Nevor before has there boon suoh an
exodus to tho United States from Quebec as this year. Within the last few
days 1,000 peoplo havo left for the
briok Holds of Massachusetts and Now
Absolutely Pure.
'.. This powder never varies. A marvel of
purity,Htren-jtlniml wlioleHomun-jKR. More
economical than iho ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold )n competition wltb the
multitude of low Lost, short weight alum
or phosphate powders. Sold only ln canB.
Royal Baking Powder Co,, 106 Wall St.,
New York, 3fely
Merchant Tailor,
Mr. Elson will bo nt. thn Colonial Hotel
the lirst Wednesday In each month for
the nurpo.se of taklngm-dors,     dwJu23to
Corbett & Kennedy,
"W -A. 33. 3D,
Frost Stueet,   -   Nkw Westminster,
ulinve line, we respeeifnlly solicit a
share, of tho trade, nnd trust hy careful
attention to orders and moderate charges
to merit the same. Experienced workmen; satisfaction guaranteed.
Estimates furnished forQalvanlzed Iron
Cornice, Rooting, Plumbing, Gns-tlttlng,
Steam and Hot Water Heating, &v„
fl®** Entrance to premises ou MfarySt.,
In rear of Rank of B. C. dwmh9tc
Samuel Mellaril,
Dealer In Cutlery, Earthenware,
Books, Stationery and Medicines.
land Agent, Conveyancer, and
Notary Public.
Agent for "The Columbian."
Post Office Address, Chilllwhack.
Bank of Antral.
CAPITA! (all paid up), . $111,000,000
UEST,       -       -       •       (1,(100,000
Head Office, - Montreal.
SIB D. A. SMITH, K. C. M. G.-Presldent.
O. A. DRUMMONn.Esd.-Vlcc-Prostdent
W. I. BUCIIANAN-Qoneral Manager.
Eng.| Now York, Chicago,nud In all
tho principal cities and towns in Canada.
Interest allowed on special deposits.
MANAGF.it, Vancouver.
Sun-Agent, Now Westminster.
Merchant 1 allor
Black & Fancy Worsteds
Striped ami Chuck
Opp. Colonial Hotel
Columbia St.,   •   Nkw Westminster.
tarriiey aro not only mado of the
Choicest Tobacco but thoy aro of
Home Manufacture, and should be
patronized by all good citizons,
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
iiorjiuooK nuiimiNG,
dw!7noly IVeekly British Columbian
Wednesday Horning* May I, 18S-9.
El IFrom Dally Columbian, April 25.)
The date of the Delta Agricultural
JJ'Sxhibition has been fixed for Oct. 1st.
Ogle, Campbell & Co., are the latest
ioimibuiors 'o the Exposition Fund,
'towards which they have subscribed
l '10 handsome amount of 820.   Next!
The woman sentenced by Mr. Jus-
lice Walkem, at Kamloops, last week,
2 years in the penitentiary, will be
lie first female committed to that in-
i'itntion since its establishment.
The dredger Btill  continues  to  do
Mod  work  in  the  vicinity of   the
linyal Oity wharveB.   The bottom  of
>ie river is quite soft and the work of
imping the bottom is quite easy.
The Nanaimo Courier appeared on
'uesday enlarged to a7-column paper,
nl in a new dress. The Courier is
lore than ever a credit to the "black
iamond" city and deserves tlie hearty
,'ipport of its constituency.
The well-known sound of the str.
iiiliot's whistle was heard in the hur-
'or yesterday afternoon for the tirst
'.ino in many months. She has re-
laced the str. Princess Louise on the
Vestininster-Viotoria route for the
ummer months. The Kithet left on
er return trip this morning with a
irgo load of farm produco and 30
The sunken snag on the point a short
'stance above the B. C. cannery has
ommeiiced operations for this season,
'ianen'a fine oolachan net was almost
osiroyed by coming in contact with it
in Tuesday. The Columbian has called attention to this snag on many oo-
jiasions. but without effect. Many
poor fishermen suffered severely last
ummer by having their nets destroyed
>n this obstruction, and surely it is
ime that something was done to cause
its removal. Perhaps the board of
trade will take the niatter in hand.
Hnll wuy statistics
The railway statistics of the Dominion up to Juno 30 last year were
.: 'brought down a few days ago. The
ftotal miles of completed railway in the
JSDominion at that date were 12,702;
^capital paid, 8727,000,000; govern-
jgment bonuses paid, 8134,000,000; cam-
5'ings, $42,159,152; working exponsee,
,$30,052,040; not earning, 811,500,000.
bPassengers carried, 11,416,791; tons
tfof freight carried, 17,172,759; miles
■[run, 37,391,200; passengers killed,
Perry Creek
M   Lust night's  mail  from  Kootenay
"j brought favorablo  advices  from  the
■LPerry Creek gold mine, whicli  during
I- last month yielded 81,577.   Tho  can
'} yon in the ancient river bed still  cou-
Hinuos.   In ono placo  it  became  so
j'1 narrow that it had to  be  blasted  to
ft* allow of the cars passing  through, but
I it has oponed out  again  considerably
I and is now cloven feet wido at the face
[ of the tunnel.   The bed rock and rim
rock are, as yet, quite  smooth,   The
[,'., quality of the gold taken  out is  the
'; same as that taken  out  last  month,
,' Mr. Dow reports vory  good  looking
ground ahead, promising a  fair yield
|   for next month.   Colonist.
The I'rovlnclal Exhibition.
The committee having the prepara-
i tion of tho prize list in hand are busy
;,   revising and preparing the catalogue of
•-,  prizes for the forthcoming exhibition.
'. ' It is important that this list should be
!ji devised on a considerably larger and
' ' more liberal scale than on any previous
year, and it is to bo hoped that all who
have a valuable suggestion to offer, or
a special prizo to donate,  will immediately communicate with the secretary
of the Agricultural Association, T.  R.
Pearson, Esq., at this city, as  within
a week the prize list  must be  closed
and placed in tho hands of the printer.
Several special prizes, wo are informed, hnvo been already   added  to  the
list.   We hope to seo  others  follow.
jr Every citizen should take  a  personal
n intereat iu the exhibition, and in some
it -way contribute to its success,
1 —
jl     Novor before in ita history hos  tho
8. pretty little Reformed Episcopal ohurch
™ held so largo a crowd   as  that  which
'.' filled   every   soat,   and  monopolized
evory inch of standing room, last evening, whon W. R. Higgins, of the  real
estate firm of   llourchier  & Higgins,
was united iu marriage to Miss Edith
Louise, youngest daughter of Hon. J.
S. Helmcken, M.D.   Promptly at 8
[If  o'olock the bridal party  ontored   thu
' church, the hrido loaning on her futh-
F er's arm, nnd supported  by  her  two
'ft bridesmaids, Miss Higgins  and  Miss
' Bushby.   The groom was  accompanied by but one   groomsman, Capt.   W.
Smiillfii'hl.   The bride was dressed in
, pearl whito satin, trimmed with white
| crope, and orango blossoms; Miss Uig-
I gins wore pale blue and white Indian
,L ailk, trimmed with gold  lace,  and  a
Jtt tulle bonnet adorned with pink roses.
J') MisB Bushby  was  dressed  in  white
oropo, and wore a red silk tulle bon-
\} net trimmed with rod roses.   Thecere-
V- mony was porformed by  Right Rov,
Bishop Cridge, assisted by Rov. John
Reid,  D.D.; tho   brido  being givon
away by her father, Hon. J. B.   Hol-
mcken.   Ou  the  conclusion  of  the
oeromony, tho bridal party  adjourned
to the residence of tho  brido'a father,
whoro a wedding dinnor was partaken
of prior to tho departure ot tho young
couple on   their  honeymoon,   which
will bo spont at Harrison Hot Springs.
Tl'eildhiB Chimes.
An event which has beeu lookod
forward to with a conaiderablo degree
of interest for some weeks, especially
in Methodist church circles, took place
this forenoon. Tho happy affair was
the marriage of Marion Lee, eldest
daughter of H. L. DeBeck, Esq., J. P.,
to J ames Alexander, second son of Alderman Thos. Cunningham. The ceremony, which was performed by the
Kev. J. H. White, took place ttt tho
residenco of the bride's father in the
presence of some 25 guests, all relatives of the high contracting parties.
Tho bride,who was dressed in a handsome and neat fitting travelling costume, was supported by her sister,
Miss Georgie DeBeck, while Mr. H.
M. Cunningham acted as best man for
the groom. At the conclusion of the
ceremony, a sumptuous wedding breakfast was served, during the progress of
which many hearty wishes were expressed for the future happiness and
prosperity of the newly wedded couple,
The happy couple wero made the recipients ot many handsome and useful
presents, the most notable among
which was a purse of gold presented to
the protty bride by tho congregation
of the Methodist church, with whom
as choir organist Bhe was a general and
deserved favorite. About 11 o'clock,
amidst showers of rico and old shoes
the bride and bridegroom left by carriage for Vancouver, en route for Port-
laud, where the honeymoon will be
spent. The Columbian extends
warmest congratulations.
A Foolish Girl.
The case of Jessie Rivers, charged
with larceny, which came before the
police our* this morning, will be of
great interest to many of our readers,
os her history is pretty well known.
She was formerly an inmate of a disreputable housein this oity, but through
the untiring efforts of a number of
Chi-iatain ladies she was persuaded to
abandon her lifo of Bin. One of these
charitable ladies took the girl, who
was extremoly penitent at the time, to
her houso, and gave her a home so
that sho might not be forced by poverty or other circumstances to return to
a wicked life. For many months Jessie remained with the kind lady, who
treated her like a sister and did everything in human power to wean the
girl completely from her old habits.
When the cure seemed complete a situation was procured for tho girl with
a well known family, and for a timo
sho gave every satisfaction. Two
weeks ago her employers missed a fow
small articles, and a few days later
some jewelry disappeared. The police
wero informed of these losses, and
Chief Pearce at once decided that
Jessie was the guilty party. Investigation proved that tho girl had latterly been in the habit of visiting her old
haunts, and this confirmed the chief's
suspicions. A search of hor effects resulted in finding several of the missing
articles, and, as a consequence, her arrest followed. The case will bo investigated at the police court to-morrow.
Anniversary uf Odd-fellowship.
Children Cryfor
The lecture delivered by the Rev.
Mr. Baldwin in the Oddfellows' Hall
last evening, on Oddfellowship, waa
fairly well attended.   At 8.30 o'clock
Mr. W. McColl took tho chair, und in
the course of a few remarks stated that
the object of the meeting was to celebrate the 7th  anniversary of the establishment of tho Order of Oddfellows'
in America.   The opening ode, beginning with the words "Brethren of our
friendly Order," was then sung by tho
whole assemblage, accompanied by Mr.
Morey at the piano, after which the
chairman introduced  the  Rov.   Mr.
Baldwin  ns  the  speaker.   The reverend gentleman  bogan  his   lecture
by saying tliat he nover before had an
opportunity  of  addressing  a  public
meeting, and then related im amusing
anecdote to illustrate thu alleged prosi-
noss of audiences ill  the   west.   Ho
Enid that this was a progressive ago;
it was different to that of our ancestors. When people left the old method
of travel thev found  it  necessary  to
change their methods of thinking. We
are living now in an age that is full of
bud and promise ; the air iB full of the
spirit of progress.   Wonderful inventions had changed man's ideas, and he
thought, spoke and acted more quickly
and intently than  he  formerly  did.
We have reached a place where cranks
never come—we do not mean cranks
when we speak of Oddfellows.   Odd-
fellowship  is  now  a  necessity.     A
stranger in a foreign land, if he  is a
member of the order,  is   surrounded
nnd oared for by friends.   Some  say
thnt this is the work of the ohurch, but
doos the church always do hor work i
If a fire broke out in the town somo
might sny that it was tho work of tlio
Hyack Co. to attend to that.   Thoro
is always outsido work for Oddfellowship tc do.   She recognizes no religion,
but goes out iu the world with no pro-
judioo in hor oyo.    She recognizes nil
colors and tongues.    Her   mission  is
broad.    A groat many things are snid
against the order.   It is a secret society, and thnt is sufficient to condemn
it with some. , We require secrets; we
require secrets and sancity nt homo. If
a young lady haB a lover, the last thing
that she would thinu of telling is what
nico things he was saying tp her on tho
night before.   Who, would  condemn
tho government for hiding its hand, or
a genernl because he keops his plan of
wnr a socrot from the foo ?   God him-
self teaches man by processes whioh he
nover reveals.   We do not  Bay  that
Oddfellowship is a church, but it dues
some of the work of the church.    The
Oddfellows havo spent 87,000,000 in relieving distress, and surely this is a
good work.   Tho rov. gontlomon concluded his leoture by making a strong
appeal   against  cruelty  tn  animals,
which won him hearty rounds nf applause,   Tho closing ode brought tlm
proceedings to an end.
(From Daily Columbian. April 26.)
The Vancouver enmity court has
boen adjourned iill May 28th.
A meeting of the Caledonian and St.
Andrew's society was hold last hight
for tho purposo of completing arrangements for tho funoral of tho late Adam
A plain drunk gave 85 bail to appear at the police court this morning,
but he neglected to return and claim
the money bo it passed into the city
■The Methodist people will observo
Friday (to-day) as a day of prayer
and humiliation befoie God, that good
may be brought out of the present
state of affairs and that the reproach
may be taken from thia branch uf the
The sen lions which congregate off
the mouth of tho Columbia River to
feast on tho salmon, are Ihe greatest
nuisance the fishermen have to encounter. On Monday last when ono of tho
fish traps at the mouth of the rivor was
oponed, eleven large sea lions woro
found insidu, and tho heads of thirty-
four tine salmon, showing that tho sea
lions had breakfasted on $42.50 worth
of fish.
The boats engaged in the oolachan
fishing yesterday reaped a great harvest, and as a consequence the surplus
supply has knocked the bottom out of
the price of sweevies. Vianens net
brought in from 1200 to 1500 pounds,
each haul last night, but only a few
hauls were made as there was a comparatively small demand for the fish
Twenty-five hundred pounds were
shipped to Victoria this morning.
Half a dozen dead rats adorned Columbia street this morning, which, to
say the least was not a very inviting
spectacle to visitors. Dead rats are
very common on Columbia street and
our citizens have become accustomed
to seeing them, but it is different with
strangers and they point to the carcasses with surprise. Some citizens
are under the impression persons
should bo punished for throwing dead
rats on the street.
Seveekly Burned.—"1 burnt my
hand severely, and did not know what
to do till a friend ran hi with somo Hagyard's Yollow Oil and applied it, and it
drew out the pain and healed it in a few
days. I would not be without it." Mary
Lopard, 50 Cecil St., Toronto.
A despatch from Ottawa this afternoon brings the cheering news that
our member, Mr. D. Chisholm, is much
improved, and yesterday ho was able
to sit up for an hour. This good news
has rovivod the hopes of hia many
friends, who all sincerely truat he may
weather his present attack of illness
and be spared for many years to come.
Salmon Packing Commences,
The Bon Accord Paoking Co., of
which Mr. D. J. Munn is the manager, has the honor of packing the first
salmon of 1889. The first boiling was
made on Saturday last, whon a couple
of dozen casos were packed. Since
then a numbor of cases have been packed every day and the total pnek now
amounts tn close on 150 cases. Only
a few boats have boen employed so
for, but if the run shows any signs of
increasing an additional number will
be pressed into aervice.
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Consigned: lo itlolhcr Earth.
The funeral of tlio lato Adam Innes
took place this afternoon shortly after
the arrival of the str. Rithet from Viotoria. The pall-bearers were MeBsrs.
L. F. Bonson. J. Buie, Goo. Black,
J. Rankin, D. McGregor and James
Stephens. Rev. Mr. Scouler officiated.
The members of the Caledonian and
St Andrews Society were present in
full regalia, and, with a large numbor
of citizens in carriages nnd on foot,
followed tho remains to the Masonic
cemetery where they wero consigned to
mother earth.
The marriago of Mr. W. llidgeway
Wilson, architect, und Miss Flora Alexandria Jenns, eldest daughter of the
Rov. Peroival .Icons, was celebrated
at St. John's Church, Victoria,
Wednesday. The edifice was filled
with ladies and tho interesting ceremony was performed by the father of
the bride, pastor of St. John's church.
Mr. E. A. Jenns, of this oity, the
bride's brother, was at the capital, accompanied by Mra. Jenns, and took
part in tho ceremony. ■ The happy
couple left Thursday morning by the
str. Islander on their wedding trip to
the Sound. Tub Columbian's congratulations are »dded to the many already given.
B-orllniHl Exposition
Portland is to have a monster exhibition in September next for one
month. The buildings aro just completed and will bo oponed on the 1st
of May. They cover six acres of
ground. It is intended that itshall be
the greatest event of the kind ever
held on the Pacifio coast. All the
North Pacific states and territories
will be represented- Mr. L. Samuel,
of tho West Shore, who has been in the
oity several days, yesterday interviewed the government in an endeavor to
induce them to prepare and Bend a
British Colombia exhibit. The people who will attend the exhibition are
those who may want to know about
our province, and the advertisment of
a well gotten up exhibit would prove
of great benefit.—Colonist.
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The Vancouver Sensation.
The hearing of the evidence against
Dr. Langis and Arthur Sullivan, in connection with the alleged abortion case,
wat continued at Vancouver y esorday.
The evidence adduced by Mrs. Mngg,
if reliable, goes very hard againBt the
accused. At the conclusion of Mrs.
Hogg's evidence. Mr. Hammersley
asked that the prisoners be committed
for trial at once as a thoroughly strong
caso has beeu made out. Mr. Blako
opposed this and the court adjourned
without reaching a decision. After
the court assembled to-day the lawyers
indulged in a lengthy discussion and
Mr. Hammersley repeated his request
that the accused be sent up for trial.
This was accordingly ordered by the
magistrates and Sullivan and Dr.
Langis were fully committed to stand
their trial at the Spring assizes.
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New Settlen.
Fow people have auy idea of the
immigrants that have settled in Westminster district since the beginning
of the year. Mr. T. L. Briggs, of the
C. P. Navigation Co., informed a representative of The Columbian that
not a steamer has left for up river
ports during the last aix weeka which
did not carry a number of new comers,
and sometimes as many as twenty-five
in ono day. Many immigrants go up
river to prospect for land and return
in a few days, having been successful in
their search. A number of new settlers
who arrived in the country since the
beginning of the year have already
sent east for thoir families. A fact
worthy ot noto is that of all the new
coiners who havo decided to settle in
this distriot, not ono of them has yet
been heard to speak in other than the
most hopeful terms of the future.
map of Manitoba
We have received from J. H. Brown-
leo, D.L.S., Brandon, Man., a copy of
hia new 25c. indexed map of Manitoba. The map ia original and graphic,
tolling aB it does its own tale of the
progress of the young province. The
fourteen pages of indexing make a
complete guide to the map, which is
folded into a neat cover for pockot or
offico reforenoo. Mr. Brownlee's idea
is to supply to eastern people a reliable low priced map—and wo certainly are of opinion that he has struck it.
For further particulars, address J. H.
Brownloc, Brandon, Manitoba.
Sent to Until.
Pitcher's Castoria.
At the police court this morning
Jessie Rivers wns brought beforo Cnpt.
Pittendrigh nud Mr. Mathers, J. P.'s,
to onswer to the charges of larceny
proforrcd against lier. Sho pleaded
guilty .in..! .lie taking of the evidence was waived. In pronouncing
sentence Capt. Pittendrigh said:
"Yours is a very bad case. You wero
taken into service through the joint
exertions of several Christian ladies of
this oity, who by your promises fully
believed in your reform. The roturn
you made thom wns to stoul from
thoso who tried to aid the endeavors of
these Indies. You are sontenood to 9
months' imprisonment ill the provincial gaol."
Strong Resistance.—A healthy human body hns strong powers of resistance
against disease, but where weakness or
lack nf tono exists disease quickly assails
it. Keep tho system clean, tho blood
pure and tlie vital powers vigorous and
active by tho use of Burdock Blood Bit-
tors, the true vitalizor and restorative,
Steam vs. Man Power.
An exciting nice took place yesterday afternoon on the Nortii Arm between the steamer Fairy Queen and
six Indians in a racing skiff. The Indians were full of pride and conceit,
and thought that their strong arms
were capable of producing more speed
than the engines of the steamer. For
two milea the plucky Siwushcs held
lead, pulling like hemes and straining
e;ery muscle to wideu the distance between them and the Fairy Queen
The str. was urged to its best, but it
was not till the race had lasted two
miles that the superior staying powers
of steam were made manifest, and she
gradually forged ahead of the craft
propelled by man power. Though defeated the Smashes were by no means
disheartened, ns they merely wished
to prove that they could attain a greater
speed than their opponent, and did
not pretend, conceited aB they were,
to be able to stand the sttain aa long as
a steam engino.
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Chinese Troubles Anticipated.
The Chinese merchants of this city,
who have branch atores in Vancouver,
havo received private information to
the etl'ect that serious Chineso troubles
are likely to arise in Vancouvor about
the 1st of May, when it is said the
Mongolians will be forced to quit that
city. The merchants arc, in consequence, greatly alarmed, and are making preparations to remove their goods
to Westminster, should tho troubles
nssnme a threatening aspect. They
are closing accounts with Vancouver
purchasers, and will send no more
goods thore until the expected move
has passed. A series of anti-Chinese
meetings have been held in Vancouver
during the last few weeks, aud it is
said that a general lockout of Chinese
laborers will be enforced on the first
day of May. It is to bo hoped that
if any lockout does arise the abuses
suffered by tho Chinese laborers in
1887 will not be repeated, The only
feasible system of expelling Chinese
laborers is to oeaso giving them employment. Then thoy will bo forced
to look for work elsewhere.
Riclimoiifi rniwcll.
Tho council met on Saturday, April
13, pursuant to adjournment, tho reeve
and all tho members being present. A
communication waB read from C. Warwick, government ngent, respecting refund for taxes collected ; filed Eli
Lauder proposed to give up his job on
the wost end of his contract, and the
council instructed the board of works
to let the contract to other parties.
To the Reeve and Council of Richmond:
Gentlemen—As your delegate ap
pointed to interview the Government to
find out then' intention with regard to
the Nortii Arm bridges, I beg to report
as follows i
That I presented myself at the Government buildings, Victoria, on the morning
of the Oth hist., and, as I found the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
was absent, I handed a copy of resolution
forwardod to him, to tho Hon. Provincial
The latter gentlemen said in reference
thereto, that he was surprised that the
council should look upon tho action of
the Government in this matter as boing
a breach of faith, and could not see where
they had any grounds for so considering
it. By way of explanation he stated
that, although tho authority of the vote
of the house on appropriations did not
extend beyond the ."Oth June, the monoy
could bo held and made available by an
order of the lieat.-governor-in-council for
three months longer, which would be
done, without doubt, if there was any
course decided on and construction commenced beforo the end of the fiscal year.
He stated also that, although no definite proposition could bo obtained fro:n
the C. P. 11. Co., now, ho believed there
was some grounds to hope that that company would yet decide on carrying out
next year the proposition made by thom,
and in that case, or in case of any other
arrangements being mede for the conduction of the proposed bridges agreeable to the Government, between the
time tho present appropriation lapses and
next session of tho legislature, he felt
certain the government would take steps
then to have the appropriation re-voted.
In view of the full statement contained
in the communication of tho Hon. Prov.
Sec'y herewith submitted, it is needless
for ine to make a lengthy report.
Eeforo closing this report, however, it
U my duty and it gives me pleasure to
state that the Hon. Prov. Sec'y received
me with cordiality, and, notwithstanding
the resolution, which he considered unjustifiable, he discussed the matter with
me with grcot pationceand consideration,
allowing me to see him for a long time in
the morning and again before his department closed, and the length of his communication, herewith submitted, shows
that he has not treated our request lightly nor disposed of the matter without due
Respectfully submitted,
April 13,1889, Thos. Kido.
[Copy of Communications]
VICTORIA, April 10,1889.
Dear Sir:—Releir ug to our conversation yesterday, and replying to the letter
nnd resolution you left with me, I beg to
1. I do not think the council was justified In concluding thnt there was any dis-
gosttion on the part ol the government to
reak Inn li with the municipality In the
matterof brldglngtheNovlh Arms. When
the government consented to obtain nn
appropriation of. $10,013 towards the construction of the proposed bridges It see lied to be the impression on all hands that
820,(C3 was an outside estimate. Indeed,
many of thoso mostdirectly luterested Insisted that tho work could be done for
very much less. When, therefore, tlie
government agreed lo benr half tho cost It
was oil tho distinct understanding Uml
tbe one halt would not exceed Hlo.i ,i. It
would be Hllo to supposo Unit, If double
that sum should be required, the government would still bo under obligation lo
provide one hnlf, and that refusal wi'Uld
be a breach of faith. It wus really ball of
a supposed tisceiluinetl quantity Unit wus
uudcrtiikcn, and,when the lenders revealed llie fact Unit the maximum estimate would have lo be exceeded tieariy
COper cent., the government could not
fairly be accused of breaking faith In de-
cllnlrg to mnke up lhe excess lu whole or
io pan.
•2. Tliegovernnienu-ouid bardiyboliold
responsitile for the delay which hns occurred. They made every effort, nnd I
did everything In my powerpersonally,to
expedite tboapproval of Ibe plans at
Ottawa. The U. R..CO. have [doubtless
innocently enough' icon the principal
cause ol tbo delay, ty. flrst, keeping us
waiting so long for llie plnns their en.
glncors were preparing and, secondly, by
holding out tbo hope llnil tlie,-would
tako up tho solium? In connection with
their own—an arrangement whicli it, wns
felt would be in tho intorest nf nil parlies
;'. Jud-itiig from the wordlugof tho resolution one might ne led lo suppuse Unit
the duty rested upon llie government ot
informing you or tlie fact Ibut appropriations, if unexpended atthe end of tlie fiscal year, lapse. Every supply bill contains a provision to Unit effeot, nnd It was
taken for granted thnt you wore awarb of
It. But there is ulso in the hill a provision
enabling the time to he extended throe
months, in order to meet speeiul ensos:
and there is no reason to doubi.lluit.lf
the work wns under wny, recourse would
bc hnd to thai expedient in this ease. Possibly the reason Mr. Gore did not refer to
this provision was, Hint he wns nnturnlly
anxious to expedite matters.
4. As I endeavored  lo explain  tn you
'A communication was rend from I.
B. Fisher, manager of Bank of British
Columbia, New Westminster, endorsing 30 cancelled coupons, amounting
to $900.00, being one year's intorest on
$15,000 debentures ; also, a communication from Williams Bros, re Crick-
may's fence; reoeived and referred to
George Turner, C. E., for his consideration and report thereon.
To the P.eeve and Council:
Gentlemen: — Your committeo appointed to communicate with Mr. Abbott, of the O. P. R. Co., in order tz,
obtain a more definito proposition than
that submitted by him respecting North
Arm bridges, beg to report as follows:
That they waited on Mr. Abbott on
Tuesday, the 16th inst., and made the
object of tlieir mission known to him.
He stated in answer that he was not in
a position to mako a more definite state-
ment in regard to this matter than he
had done in his communication under
date 20th ult. And in view of the uncertainty of these bridges being built as
a part of the proposed railwuy across
the Delta, iu timo to meet the urgent
ond growing need of this municipality
within a reasonable time, and of the
uncortainity of his company being willing, when they come to consider the
matter more fully, to accept the amount
appropriated by the government and
this municipality for these bridgis as a
bonus to build combined railway and
trallice bridges, and of the seeming growing disinclination of the company to
build »uoh combined bridges, and of the
many other objections that might be
raised to suoh bridges being undertaken
by this company, he thought itwould be
unwise for him to encourage a hope on
the part of the people of this municipality
that this company would build these proposed bridges as desired by this council.
Respectfully submitted,
Thos. Kidij,
B. W. Garratt.
April 20, 18S9.
On motion, the report was adopted,
ond the Reeve and Councillor Garratt
were appointed to proceed to Victoria
to confer with Mr. Gore re plans, and
if thought advisable to call in the assistance of an engineer for consultation,
with full puwer to act for the cuuucil
respecting the letting of contract for
the oonBtruction ot the bridges.
The 8th day of June next wub deoided as the time for holding a court
of revision, at 12 o'clock noon, in the
Town Hall. Councillors, Daniels,
Garratt and Stewai". were appointed to
examine proposed site for road on
north side of Sea Islnnd, leading to
bridge site, to report at next meeting.
Councillor Daniels ut next meeting
will introduce a revenue by-law.
The council adjourned to meet on
the 1st Saturday in May.
Attempt to Bob the Corner Slime or the
Jubilee Hospital. 1'iiiilli.ul Shop,
inters. A Wrestler -l.cr Cameron.
Eight Times Convicted.
An Unwelcome Guest.—Disease in
any of its myriad forma is nover wolcomo,
and the end of its visit is always rejoiced
at. Burdock Blood Bitters cures all
diseases of the stomach, liver, bowels
and blood, giving life and hope with
every dose,
yesterday, there Is no fund nt the disposition ol lhe government to enable It. to
comply with tbe request of the council lu
sofar us contributing of ono hair of the
bnhihceof tlie §7,5011 Is concerned. Hut
should It be really decided io proceed at
once witli tbe work, and abandon nil
bono of tiie railway cm pany taking ll up,
I think It might be possible, with the
S1000 placed In the estimates as u grunt to
the municipality, to squeeze out of ttie
general district grunt tlie 32,7.10 necessary
to meet one half of the additional ox-
Iiense, provided lhe municipality should
ie prepared to provido tho other hnlf, with
the uu-lers.ending, of course, thut tiio
municipality would expect no further
grant for the fiscal year.
Willie milking theabove suafrettlou,I
niH.v be pernillled to express lhe hope
thnt It. muy be decided to wnll till next
yenr, feeling, as 1 dn, deeply impressed
wllli ihe great advantage of having the
construction and maintenance of these
bridges undertaken by tho railway company.
1 am Inclosing n copy of the supply bill
for your information, and have only to
add that there should bono time lost tn
couiiug ton definite conclusion.
Yours faithfully,
Jons Rodson,
Thos. Kidd, Prov. Sec.
Reevo Richmond Municipality.
On motion, the roport of Reeve
Kidd waa adopted, and the reevo and
councillor Garratt were appointed a
committee to communicate with the
C. P. R. Co., with a view of obtaining
Borne definite information respecting
their proposition to construct tho
The assessment roll was then taken
up, revised in part, and laid over till
next mooting.
Tho council adjourned to meet on
Saturday next at 2 p. in.
April 20th lho council met; present,
Reeve Kidd and councillors, Stewart,
Garratt, Daniols nnd Blair. Minutes
of last meeting adopted.
Special to the Columbian.
Victoria, April 20.-During the
past few evenings vandals have been
at work at the Royal Jubilee hospital, -
and many annoying depredations have
been committed. On Thursday night
an attempt was made tu remove the
cap of the comer stone, and thus se-
coro the articles deposited in the cavity.
Fortunately the cement held fast and
the intention was frustrated, although
the corner stuno was tumbled off its
foundation. The work of the vandals is being kept quiet, as tho police
are confident of capturing them before
David and Chas. Caffire, two youngsters 10 and 13 years old, wero arrested this morning charged wilh shoplifting. The boys worked their little
game as skillfully as old veterans.
Western Star Lodgo No. 10, I.O.O.
F. will be instituted at Vancouver by
grand master Meldrum and tho grand
oflicers, on May 3rd. This will he an
important event in Oddfellowship, as
it will entitle the grand lodge tu a representation in thu sovereign grand
Lawrence Mooney got 3 months for
larceny.   This is his eighth conviction.
Johnson, the eastern Canadian all-
round athlete, is here to accept Cameron's challenge to wrestle for one to
five thousand a side. He also offers to
row anybody in ihe province in outrigger skill's for anv amount.
To the People of New Westminster and
Surrounding Country:
We have just arrived in your
beautiful province, from Ontario—
that land of snow—and have brought
with us a beautifully selected stock
of Pure und Fresh Drugs unci nil the
other requisite articles to niiikoa
first class drug storo. We ure located ii. tho Holbrook Block on Oolumbia st., 2 doors from the Telegraph
Office. You can't miss it; our front
is painted Red. We want you to
call the next time you are in the
city, as we wish to make your
Yours truly,
Macpiierson it Thomson.
Chemists ami Druggists. ■HTO-OTKr-r.-ffrr^
Weekly British Columbian
■H'eilnesilny Morning. May 1. 18M>.
It must be apparent to everyone
•who has followed the proceedings in
the council chambers recently with
respect to the "local improvements
by-law," that, from one cause and
another, this schemo for "raising the
wiud" to do necessary street work
and improvements ln tho city is
destined to be defeated so fur as the
object had in view. Theoretically,
there appeared to be no good reason
why tho provisions of seotion 191 of
the New Westminster incorporation
aot should not be availed of as a
means of raising money to enable
important city improvements, for
which the ordinary revenue is inade
quate, boing undertaken this year.
But in this, as in so many other instances, a fatal hitch has doveloped
between the theory und the practice
of the thing. Those who have been
paying taxes for years for general
city improvements, and who own
property in sections hitherto unimproved, municipally, and which it is
now proposed to improve by the
issue of local street debentures, naturally object to bearing the exclusive
burden of local improvements, whilo
other street work, to which they
havo contributed and continue to
cotribute, has been and continues to
be a tax upon the goneral fund. It
is true this reasonable objection
might be overriden, and street work
carried on under tho "local improvements by law" in certain localities
in spite of it, by obtaining the requisite majority of petitioners in favor
of the measure; but this would
hardly bo satisfactory, and, perhaps,
not fair either. A more serious objection, however, and ono that
must bo considered as giving the
death-blow to all hopes of a satisfactory working of the streets debentures scheme, has been discovered,
in the disposition that has become
apparent, threatening to, unwarrantably—at least inconveniently—extend the operations of the measure
to all stieet improvements in the
oity, however trivial, thus defeating
whatever of good the "local improvements" idea might contain, by its
very abuse. As a worthy alderman
said, "You can't make fish of one
and flesh of another;" but since
the matter has come to be
looked at in this light, good-bye
to any harmonious and beneficent
working of the "local improvements"
scheme. In fact enough has transpired to demonstrate that it would
be the part of wisdom to abandon
the idea altogether at this stage, and
adopt some other and better plan to
enable necessary, pressing, city improvements to he accomplished this
season. The obvious alternative is
to raise the required sum, for general
improvements, by a city loan, specifying in the by-law as to its apportionment. A considerable amount
of city improvements, not within
the means of the ordinary revenue,
must, or should, be done this year,
and the city is in a first-class position to borrow the money required.
Its debt is small—only $5,500 at
present, and, when the Southern
■ Railway debentures are added, still
only §155,500—and its credit, of
course, unexceptionable. Under all
the circumstances, we believe that
steps should be taken without delay
for borrowing, say, 875,000 for street
improvements and about $15,000
for the park. Both of these amounts
could bo covered by one bylaw. We
hope to see some such action taken
by the council immediately, and
have no doubt that such a measure,
properly laid out as to details, would
receive the almost unanimous support of the ratepayers.
An English journalist, says the
Graphic, has recently thrown down
the gaunlet to the stage by the
assertion that the average actor, if
not exactly illiterate, is at least a
far less well informed person than
he should be—than society, considering the exceptional character of
his calling, has a right to expect him
to he. Ideally, he is a master of
poetry and prose; conversant with
Shakespeare; ready to attune his
mind to any mood, humorous or
philosophic, and able not only to
declaim fine speeches by the yard
but to linger lovingly over every
subtile cadence and pause to gather
a gem of fancy which everyone else
has overlooked. His perceptions
are supposed to have been polished
by the study of both men and books,
and he is understood to bo equally at
home in a library or a drawing room.
Such is the actor that enthusiastic
admirers of the drama hove often
evolved from their inner consciousness ; but those who have had the
privilelge of meeting these heroes of
the sock and buckskin in private
life, will probably not be willing to
admit that tho portrait holds the
mirror up to nature. Putting aside,
of course, such ornaments of the
stage as Irving, Booth, Jefferson, the
Wnllacks, Barrett and many others,
and coming to what might be termed
the dead level of the "profession,"
the searcher after the ideal player
will not probably consider himself
repaid for his trouble, Whilo in the
delivery of his lines and the portrayal of character the undistinguished actor is often admirable, he
appears to lose all interest in the
subleot when he doffs his costume.
Talk to him afterward of the ethics
of his part and of its relations to
the tragedy or comedy in which ho
has been playing, and you find that
the subject has no attraction for
him. Suggest, however, that some
rival has given a better impersonation than his, and he suddenly becomes the most interested of listeners.
Thus the more one sees of the "profession" in private, tho more one
wonders that a class of men possessing so little general information,
and in no sense what might be
termed liberally educated, are still
able from dramatic instinct arid an
accurate knowledge of stage traditions, to present a forceful and
truthful portraiture of characters
that educated people lind it a pleas
ure to study. When, therefore, it
is sought to cultivate the player's
acquaintance and to acquire still
further information regarding the
theories on which the impersonation
is based, it is disappointing to find
that, in the majority of cases, these
do not exist in the histrionic mind,
and, like that of Canning's knife-
grinder, the amusing tale is absolutely without a moral. But if actors
are not what they might be—and
who of us are)—it must bo admitted that society seems very well
satisfied with them us they at present move about among us and have
their being. And in fact much of
the absence of heroic achievement
on the part of these popular favorites is due to the fact that the discharge of their functions as social
pots leaves them but little leisure to
satisfy the engrossing demands of
Now that the newspapers are taking an interest in an expedition, the
north pole will soon cease to be the
lonely spot it has been for so long.
Mr. Alphonse Leduc, who accompanied Lord Lonsdale part of the
way in his perilous expedition over
the Arctic wilds, was in Chicago
recently, on his way east, with his
head full of big ideas, for tho purpose of organizing an overland expedition to the north pole. Mr.
Leduc will be "grub staked" in his
arduous undertaking by a syndicate
of newspapers. He is quito enthusiastic on the subject, and to a representative of the Chicago Times
stated that, from his experience with
Lord Lonsdale, he is of the opinion
that with funds and material he can
reach the pole in an incredibly short
time. He thinks that with 300 men
he can keep up a line of communication between his advance guard and
civilization, antl periodically let the
world know of his movements. He
proposes to mako his headquarters
on the peninsula of Boothia, wliich
is connected with the mainland.
Between Boothia and Winnipeg he
proposes to establish a line of couriers. The distance is about 1,500
miles, but there are, it is stated, no
obstacles in the way of keeping this
line open, and intelligence can be
received every few days of the advance made by the expedition that
makes Boothia its base of operations.
With stations along the line and a
good supply of dog-teams, the distance from Boothia to tho nearest
railroad or telegraph to Winnipeg
can be covered in from ten to twelve
days. It will not require more than
fifty men to operate this part of the
line. Mr. Leduc said that he was
on his way to New York, on the
invitation of a newspaper syndicate,
whose intention it was to interest a
number of newspapers in the scheme
and to divide the expenses, wliich it
is expected will amount to between
$500 and $600 a day, as the expedition would push ahead with all the
rapidity possible. The men in front
would feel encouraged, and, knowing
that they were in constant communication with civilization, would
have no fear of starvation, as depots
with ample supplies will be established along the entire line, ami the
sleds be kept employed replenishing
the supplies at the stations. Mr,
Leduc further outlined the scheme
as follows: "Wo intend to advance
on the sumo principles ns nn invading army, Wc will send out a corps
of men, and after they have reached
a certain distance, which will be
determined upon, they will receive
instructions to form a depot and
send back word as soon as they come
to a halt. Another body carrying
provisions will then be sent forward,
and on their arrival the first gang,
who have by this time been well
rested, will start out and form another station and keep up a line of
communication with the first, Dog
teams will be kept constantly on the
run between the stations, bringing
down dispatches and carrying supplies in food, fuel and clothing. It is
our intention to work this thing systematically and provide every comfort possible for the men. We are
fully confident that our task can be
accomplished without any hardship.
ueen s
2<Tg-w "^Testraixi-stex, B. C
the best style and fitted with all modem conveniences, having
bath rooms and closets on every floor. It has lately been elegantly furnished throughout, and the appointments are complete in every way.
The cuisine, under tho charge of a first-class whito chef, is a specialty,
and the best of everything will always be found on the table.
The Queen's is intended to be a superior house in every respect, and
we hope, by care and attention to the comfort and wants of guests, to
win their appreciation.
Terras, $S.OO to f*33.O0 per jDay.
MILLER & CO., Proprietors.
IT© Bar coii:n.Qcte-a. •wltla. tlie ECoiaoo.
For First-class Family Groceries and Provisions, go to
SINCLAIR'S,     ■     Columbia Street.
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
A reserve foroe will be retained at
the depot and the men will be kept
constantly on the move, and those
in front will have an opportunity to
como to the main depot for rest and
change, and we intend to make it as
comfortable us possible. This can
only bo accomplished by a regular
system of intercommunication with
our source of supplies. By the
method wo adopt to let the world
know what we are doing, we can get
the news and lettersfrom civilization,
which will be a great comfort to
those in advance. When I was
with Lord Lonsdale I studied carefully the subject of transportation
and protection against cold. I have
given my mind to this work and
have invented a covered sled that
will be a boon in the Arctic regions."
Mr. Leduc's sled, a model of which
he has constructed, resembles a
cracker box on runners. It is made
of thick pasteboard, which he says is
exceedingly light and impervious to
the cold. In the front is a glass
window, and an opening in the side
which can be closed with a slide.
Through this the driver thrusts his
arm when he wishes to whip up the
dogs. A full-sized sled is large
enough for two men to sit in and
three to sleep in. On the top is a
contrivance,also made of pasteboard,
which can be unfolded on either side
of the sled, and being banked by the
snow, forms comfortable quarters
for the dogs. The runners consist
simply of a broad toboggan, and between the bottom of the sled and
that of the toboggan a considerable
space exists for carrying provisions.
Alphonse Leduc certainly seems to
have grasped the idea, in all its details, for a successful polar campaign,
and we trust that, with the assistance of the enterprising newspaper
men, he may "get there," right side
up, and have the honor of hoisting
the first flag on the north pole.
A letter from Kansas City, la., received at Montreal, contains tho information that Adam Darling, tho
St. James street crockery merchant,
who left a year or two ago without the
knowledge of his creditors, is woiking
hard in order to pay all he owes them,
Messrs. C. C. Riciiaiius k Co.
GVnfs.-Having used MINARD'S
LINIMENT for soveral years in my
stable, I attest to its being the best thing
I know of for horse flesh. In tho family,
we have used it for every purpose that a
liniment is adapted for, it being recommended to us by the late Dr. J. Ii, R.
Webster. Personally I find it the beat
allayer of neuralgic pain I havo ever used,
B. Titcs,
Proprietor Yarmouth Livery Stable,
.-.li'teoriiloRlcal Beport for Week Ending
April SMIl. 1S80.
MAX.   MIN.   11AIN.
Sunday Wl.0    60.0    0.71
Monday 69.0     47.0    0.12
Tuesday 05.0    48.0    0.12
Wednesday 01.0    61.0   0.12
Thursday (13.0     48.0    0.03
Friday 00.0    41.0
Saturday 00.0     40.0
Rain; cloudy; showers; hnlos; sunshine.
A. Peele,Capt'n.
Foundry! IKIachineWorks
works have much pleasure in notifying their frienda and tho publio that they
are now prepared to receiveand promptly
execute any orders for work tn tlieir line
With which they may he favored.
Mechanical Manager.
Vancouver, B.O., Sth May, 1888.
Of New Westminster.
JL Court has licen postponed for one
week on nc-'ount of Ihe Assises, nnd will
he held on Way lhc, Sth. instead of May
AU persons interested will lake notice
and govern themselves accordln-^ly.
Registrar of Court.
New West., April 12,18s<). dwnplStd
ipsa* *
'.3H.fl.fl - St
JOHN 8. COX, Prop.
Light nvahmns,
Partridge Gochhlns,
Plymouth Hocks.
White face Bl'k Spanish
White Crested, Black   nnd Golden
Ilondnnsi      SIlvcr-pcnc'Elled   Ham-
Black, Red nnd Pitt Gaines.
Toulouse Geese,     Itoneii Ducks.
My Yards nre open for inspection.
Civil Engineers, Land Surveyors & Draughtsmen.
l-lre, life **.Murine Buk 11 ranee.
CohuamiAFiT., - Opp, Colonial Hotel
tentlon to all professional orders and
tender their services lo residents and nonresidents having City or Country Property
to dispose of or desiring profitable Investment.
Our lists of eligible properties aro comprehensive and constantly receiving additions, and our favorahle eastern connections hoth in Canada und tho Atlantic
Btates give us unusual facilities for business.
Special attention will he paid to the
purchase and inspection of Lumber for
shipment to foreign ports. Tonnage chartered and general shipping business transacted, dwap4yl
Live Stock!
Important to Loggers, Fanners, Butchers and Dairymen.
from Mr. EnwAnn Pakr and others to
sell by Public Auction at Kensington
Prairie, Surrey, on
Thursday, 3nd Hay, 1880,
the following Live Stook:
2 yoke Oxen, well broken to the plow
and very gentle.
1 yoko Oxen, not broken; 5 years old.
2 yoke Oxen, well mulched; 3 years uid.
1 only Work Ox.
1 only Steer, i years old.
12 extra good Dairy Cows, Just coming In.
62-year-old Heifers.    ,
6 yearling Heifers.
2 yearling Steers.
12-yoar-old Durham Bull.
1 Horse, gentlo to rido and drivo,
lgood Work Team; about 2000 lbs.
Also-1 Breaking Plow.
PARR'S FARM and will commence
at 10 o'clock. Tlie stook arc all ln good
oondition and will be found worthy the
attontion of the Public.
TEitsis—For sums under $50, noncash*
over that amount, negotiable notes at.0
months at 8 per cent, interest,
t. tr. ibacfp,
waplOU Auctioneer.
^   o
midf-il) & co
era! Implements
SW fit1 St? SS *t! SS
IF>n plows
And must be sold within the next 60
days to make room for otlier
new goods.
^REMEMBER the "Rock Island"
JtSTBuford Sulky Plows are without
stxTun equal. From 12 to 18 inch
ffSTnow in stock.
Beaver City Rake
Sharp "
Mussey Binders.     Toronto Mowers.
Maxwell     " Buckeye      "
Dccring     " Maxwell      "       Maxwell
Little Giant Threshers and Tread Power.
Toronto Advance Engines and Threshers.
Derrick's Perpetual Hay Press.
May Tedders and Loaders.
Duplex Feed Mills.
SSirBe sure and get our prices before purchasing elsewhere.
Webster Block, Front Street, WESTMINSTER.
T. JtoS^i^^ [Representatives at thesepoints. ^
Of Columbia Street
RHMM    Bl   CBCMB        JJ!Si   91       BBM    SU    PHI'*.   DAI   ^Bk rf.-* -.     ffl    IS       flfli
much to the health and comfort of every home. Therefore,
everybody ought to know that Jas. Rousseau's is decidedly the
cheapest place in New Westminster where the people of this District can purchase the best Boots and Shoes at the cheapest
I will allow io per cent, discount on all cash purchases to
the general public for the next sixty days, to make room for a
LARGE SPRING STOCK now en route.
REMEMBER,—if you want genuine good Boots and Shoes
the proper place to purchase them is at
Jas. Rousseau's,
SI  Col-u.m.Tsla Street.
Custom Work itromptly attended to. dwtc
Pell, Rice Coil-spring ilcLauglilan
Democrat and Express Wagons!
■^IF The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale ir
British Columbia.-"*"?!
dwopitc    jt-LoicL os uurriCi mMgMMmgBmxMnaiigmmiBacBm™i^^^^^-^«"™gM^^g
Weekly Britisli CoMiaii.
lvcilnesdny MiiriiliiK. May 1, is«a.
Tress Ocsiintckes.
Pauune, Ark., April 27.—Astrnnge
and fatal disease is prevailing in this
community. The symptoms oro a
chill with a sovero cough. Tho > skin
turns yellow, prior tu death. Fivo
fatal oases have occurred within the
last fow days.
San Fhancisco, April 27.—It was
learned at the offico of tho Union Iron
works to-day that Wednesday May 1st
had finally been decided upon us the
dato fur the trial trip of tho cruiser
Charleston. It is intended before
starting ou the long voyage to Santa
Baraba, that tho steamer shall make a
shorter trip on tho bay to give hor
engines a preliminary test.
San Fhancisco, April 27.—Tom
Avery, a young pugilist, with a good
local reputation, fell dead on tho stage
of the theatre at one o'clock this morning while having a friendly set-to with
Edward Cuffe, another pugilist. Ouffe
surrendered himself.
Topeka, K'insiis, April 27.—Lightning fatally injured a Mrs. Arnett and
seriously injured several other peoplo
here last uight.
Lowell, Mass., April 27.—The
Lowell Manufacturing Co.'s Carpet
Mill, on Market street, was burned
this morning. Loss, g200,000; partly
insured. 700 hundred men are out
of work. The fire broke out in tho
card r >om anil the comp'iny will lose
nearly $40,000 worth uf now machinery,
besides stuck in process "f mahuf»o-
ture. Tho lire is believed to bo duo to
spontaneous combustiun.
New Yoiik, April 27.—Mutiny occurred tu-day on board tho bark J,
Walter Scammell, from St. Johns,
N. B., lying in the harbor and about
to sail with lumber for Bio Janeiro.
It was claimed the ship was in an un-
seaworthy condition und a fight occurred in which one of the mon was knocked over. The bark ran up a signal of
distress and was boarded by tho harbor
polioe und order was-restored, It was
agreed to abide by the decision of the
proper authorities in the matter. The
British Consul will nivoiitigtito tho case.
Wasiiimstox, ti. C, April 27.—The
following important order wus issued
this morning at the pest oflice department: Horeiiftor ihe post oflico department will he cloned on Sunday tn
the clerks uud all employees thereof,
except the required watchmen, engineers and firemen. Clerks and employees shall without exception be denied admittance on that day to the
main building, uud to the several wing
buildings, aud the watchmen on duty
shall strictly uuforcu tho provisions of
this order.
Loa Anoelks, Cal,, April 27—Fred.
W. McKeel, 18 years old, and John
Ivey, a year oldor, livo at Norwnlk,
about twelve miles from this cily. A
few days ago Ivey traded a horsu to
McKeel fora watch uud §5 uud got
the watch but not the money. Lust
evening ihere was a revival service at
the Methodist church nt that place
which McKoel attended with his
. mother and Bister. Ivey came up to
the door and made an insulting remark
about McKeel in su loud a lone lhat
the latter heard it and got up and
went out to remonstrate. Ivey drew
a dirk and stabbed McKeel once in tho
side and once under the right arm,
penetrating the lung and inflicting a
fatal wound.   Ivey has been arrested.
San Beknahdino, Cal, April 27.—
John Oakes, the murderer of cashier
Morse, of the Local Bank, was fouud
guilty nf murder in the second degree
this morning and received a sentence
of imprisonment for life.
Washington, April 27.—Assistant
secretary of. the Interior Bussey, today overhauled tho decision of ox-pension commissioner Black, and granted
a pension to William Dermody, a soldier in the seventh New Jersey volunteers. Tho facts of the case aro that
about one week before his discharge
from the army in July 1865, Dermody
obtained leave to visit his family near
Trenton. While on leave he interfered to prevent a drunken soldier from
beating a drummer boy, and was shot
in tho thiish by the soldier. Afterwards
he applied for a pension and Black rejected it, because the injury was not
incurred in the Una of duty. The last
congress passed an act granting it to
Dermody, but Cleveland vetoed it on
Black's ruling. Now Bussey holds
that the injury was incurred in the line
of duty, as it was Dormondy's duty to
protect tho drummer boy.
Zanzibar, April 27.—Owing to the
failure ef Dr. Peters to effeot a landing
on the /aiif.ibar coast, his expedition
for the relief of Emin Pasha is abandoned .
Pakis, April 27.—The Temps says
that societies under tho name of "The
Union of the Two Worlds" are being
formed in France, with tho purpose of strengthening the friendly relation between America and France,
and of devising menus for the amending of the American copyright laws.
On the 4th of July these societies will
hold festivals in Paris, the programme
of whioh will include concerts and
various other entertainments.
London, April 27.—The duke of
Edinburgh, who was taken ill while in
command of the Mediterranean squadron of the Royal navy, was brought
home, and reached Portsmouth to-day.
.The Duke is bettor but weak in the
extreme. With hia attendants ho
travelled acrosa the continent day and
night, not stopping until Portsmouth
was reached, whoro the Duchess of
Edinburgh Was awaiting his arrival.
London, April 27.—It is asserted
here on the authority of a news bur-
ueau that a functionary connected with
the foreign office has called on Gen.
Boulanger at his hotel in order to ao- j
quaint him with the conditions undor I
which hia presenco will be allowed   in
London, April 27.—Tho feature on
change to-day was tho Canadian Paciiic Bailway, which took on upward
course while everything eke American
foil book except tho iNow York Central.
London, April 27.— Arrests of Nihilists suspected of plots aganist tho Czar
continuo tu be mado at St. Petersburg
and throughout suu.hem Bussia.
Bombs manufactured at Zurich aro believed to be concealed in various ports
of Bussia, but ready to bo brought to
any point nf action determined upon
by the conspirators.
Butte, Mon., April 20. —The juiy in
the case of Bose Bennett, the courtesan ou trial for tho murder of Frank
Graver, at Anaconda, in December
lust, lifter fourteen hours' deliberation
havo brought in a verdict of guilty of
murder in tho second degree and fixed
tho punishment at twelve yoars imprisonment in the penitentiary. Graver
visited Bose Bennett's house and got
into a dispute about the stato of Rhode
Island. Tho woman wagered a small
amount of money that Rhode Island
was not in lho U. S., and when tho
bet was decided ugainst her sho picked
up a revolver lying on u bureau iu her
room and shot Graver dead.
San Fhancisco, April 20.-There
were two collisions on the buy this
morning. First the British ships
Dunlillnu und Queen Victoria cumo together, ono of the vessels breaking
from hor anchorage and drifting on to
the other. Twu boats cleared thom
befure any great dumago was dune.
Shortly afterwards the British ship
Cressington collided with the bark
Forest Queen. Both vessels were
slightly damaged.
Elizabeth, N ,7., April 20—The
presidenta! train arrived here at 7^5
o'elook after a 6 hours' journoy from
Washington. Tho weather is cloudy,
with occasional showers and sunshine.
Immense crowds throng tho Union depot and along the streets leading 'u
Governor Green's residence, where the
president took breakfast. All resi
dences, stores and hotels from Cheery
st. to Elizabeth port aro gaily decked
with Hugs and bunting. Threo triumphal arches span the streets at different points, one of which is culled a
"Living Arch," and on which was
stationed 40 pretty girls, dressed to represent the 42 states and 7 territories,
who threw flo'ivors at, the president as
ho passed under. The parade procession was most imposing. Nearly 5,-
000 marched in line, including the 3rd
regiment, Now Jersey militiii, members of the G. A. B., Oddfellows,
Knights of i'ythias, Knights of St.
John nnd 13 boys ill continental uniform, Ancient Order of Hilberniaus;
numerous Hunts representing comparisons of funning implements of 100
years ago and of to-dny; men in costumes uf the old time carrying scythes
and sickles. Tlio Elizabeth lire department, ten companies strung, made up
Ihe last division. A reception was
held nt Green's house for nearly uu
hour. At 0 o'clock tho president took
the soat of honor ontho reviowingstand
built ou the lower end of Green's man-
siuti. and reviowed tho procession.
New York, April 29,—After u ruco
of 158 days from Manila, Fhillipine
Islands, tho ships John McLeod and
Paul Bevore dropped nnchor only ten
minutes opart iu New York harbor today.
New York, April 29.—The centennial celebratiun, commemorating the
one hundredth anniversary of the inauguration of Washington ns first
president, began to day, when the first
parado of a series of three, the naval
pageant, occurred. The skies were
lowering from early morning, but
every availablo place for sight seeing,
every wharf, overy high building with
a roof commanding an unobstructed
view of the lower bay and tho North
and East Rivers, was crowded. At 8
o'clock this morning nine war ships,
seven revenuo cutters, a fleet of stenm
yachts, und other vessels currying cannon, tired a salute of 21 guns in honor
of the presidont. This was responded
to by the guns on Fort Columbus and
and Governor's Island. About an
hour later tho stoamer Despatch started with the reception committee to
meet the presidental party at Elizabeth
port. By 10 o'clock the weather was
all that could bo asked, the clouds
broke away, the sun shone brightly, a
brisk breeze fluttered the flags and
gave white oaps to tho curling
waves. The war ships nnd other vessels iu the naval procession, heavily
decked with lings and signals, made a
picturesque and striking sight. Boforo
tho naval review began tho streets of
the city wero enlivened with tho din of
gathering processions
Ottawa, April 29.— Tho subsidy of
83,200 per mile for the 51 milos of the
SliUBWap and Okanagau Bailway passed tho House to-day. Mr. Mara
drew attention to the rosources of the
region proposed to bo oponed up, and
said chat it could raiso enough wheat
to supply the provinco with flour. It
is estimated to cost $25,000 a mile.
He dwelt on tho rich mineral wealth.
Mr, Mara said the promoters were
capable of carrying out the project.
The House again got through a great
deal of work to-day. Orders for Bills
entitled "An Act relating to bills of
exchange, cheques and promissory
notes;" "An Aot respecting the Militia
and defence of Canada;" "An Act to
amend the Act respecting the Booky
Mountains National Park of Oanada"
wero discharged. These measures will
be introduced next year. The bill relating to the ocean steamship subsidies
was passed,
The House went into committee to
consider certain proposed resolutions
to authorize the granting subsidies to
certain railway companies and towards
the construction of certain rsilways
therein mentioned.
Everything indicates that the Hon.
J. 0. Abbott will receive the Bailway
Portfolio, lt is stated that he will resign from the Canadian Paoifio Bail-
way directorate at the annual meeting
in May.
Mr. Clarko Wallace's Combine Bill
passed the Senato to-doy. Tho definition as to whut constitutes an unlawful combination was .minimized by tho
introduction uf the word "unduly" in
two places and the word "unreasonably" in another place. An amendment'wus added pennitliiigappeals tobo
mado to the highest court in the provinco.
New ioiiK, April 30.—Long before
9 o'clock, the hour appointed for tho
special servico of thanksgiving at St.
Paul's church, Broadway and streets
in tho vicinity wore filled to overflowing with sightseers eager to gain a
glimpse of the presidental party OS it
canto to attend tho services to open
tho second day's celebration of the
centennial. At 9 tho president arrived, and was met by a committee of
the vestry, and escorted to the west
porch where tho rector and full vestry
of St. Paul's receivod him, The president was then escorted to tho Washington pow, which ho and the cabinet occupied. The church was crowded with
distinguished Americans. After the
services tho presidential party proceeded to tho sub-treasury on Walll street,
whero tho literary exercises were held.
In front of the sub-treasury building
a sea ot heads greeted the eye, and all
about the spot as far as one could see
was packed. Before the president arrived the 22nd regiment band gave a
concert. President arrived from St.
Paul's shortly after ten, the procession
having passed through a wild ovation
and overy availablo space along the
route occupied by men, women nnd
children. The president and cabinet
woro escorted to seats on the already
crowded platform. When all were
seated Chairman Gerry, said:—"Fellow citizens:—A hundred years ago on
this spot, Georgo Washington, first
president of the United States, took
tho oath of office upon the Holy Bible;
that sacred volume here tu-day silently
attesting the basis upon which our
nation wus constructed, and the dependence of uur people upon Almighty
God. In the words, then, of one of
the founders of the government, with
hearts overflowing with gratitude to our
Sovereign Bonefactor, for granting to
us existence, for continuing it to the
present period and fortho accumulation
on us of blessings spiritual and temporal
through life, may we with favor bo-
seech Mini so tu cuutinue thom us best
to promote His glory and our welfare'" Bichard S. Storris, then prayed and u poem by Whittier followed.
Chuuncoy M. Depew then delivered
the oration he had written for tho
occasion. The    president     next
made the following short address:
-'Fellow citizons: My task to-day is of
u very exactiug character and makes
it impossible that I should deliver an
address upon this occasion. Foreseeing this, I early notified your committee that your programme must contain no address by me. The selection
of Mr. Depew as orator of this occasion
made a further speech not only difficult but superllous (applause). He
hos met the demand of this great occasion on its own high level; he has
brought before us the incidents aud
lessons of the tirst inauguration of
Washington. We seem to havo been
part of that admiring and nlmost worshipping throng that filled these streets
two years ago. Wa have come into
the serious but nlways inspiring presence of Washington (applause). He
was the incarnation of duty, and he
teaches to-day these great lessons that
those who would associate their names
with events that shall outlive a century
can only do so by high consecration to
duty (applause. Self seeking has no
publie observance or anniversary.
Washington seemed to come to the
discharge of the duties of his high
place impressed with a sense of his
unfainiliarity with these new calls
upon him. Modestly doubtful of his
own ability, trusting implicity in tho
sustaining helpfulness and grace of
that God who rules the world, presides in the councils of nations and is
ablo to supply every human demand.
Wo have made marvellous progroes in
material things, stately nnd enduring.
The shaft at the national capitol iu
Washington symbolizes that ho is yet
the first American citizen." (appluase).
The president oocupied but five
minutes in the delivery of his speech.
The most impressive feature of tho
whole day occurred when the literary
exercises at the sub-troasury wero
over. The presidential party in
eleven carriages drove over the route
of tho procession up to the roviowing
stand on ModiBon Squaro, between two
lines of troops drawn up at either curb
of the street. The president's carriage
wns drawn by four horses in silver harness. It hud two footmen. The other
carriages woro drawn by two horses.
Ths president did not attempt to stand
during tho wholo of tho timo the
regiments passed in review, but at
times he stood in front of tho stand, supported on either side hy membors of the
commit.co of tho army. Bands of
music woro distributed profusely
throughout tho parade, and each band
played ite most stirring and brilliant
music as it passed the stand of the
chief magistrate. After the last detachment passed the reviewing Btand,
the president was taken in oharge by
the committee and escorted baok to th
residence of  Vice-President   Morton.
London, April 30.—The Parnell
commission resumed this morning,
Parnell was examined as to hiB father's
position and his own early life and
entry into politics, and history of the
league. During the testimony Parnell
denied all important points in Loca-
ron's testimony.
Berlin, April 30.—The Samoan
commissioners from the United States
havo been invited to dine with Oount
Herbort Bismarck on Friday.
See the Queen's Hotel now adv. in
another column. This fine, new, briok
hotel has just been opened, with all
tho modern conveniences, for the accommodation of the publio, by Miller
& Co. A feature of this establishment which many will appreciate is
the absence of a bar. The Queen's
Hotel will be conduoted as a first-clsss
hostlery in every respect. I
Special to the Columbian.
Victoria, April 27.—The schooner
Penelope haB arrived from the
southern seuling grounds with 400
skins. One ot the hunters states that
seals are very plentiful but could not
be killed in largo numbers on account
uf heavy woather.
Tho schr. Sapphire, Cnpt. Cox, has
arrived with tho largest catch of the
season, 741 skins. A prominent owner Btates hia opinion that scalers will not
tamely submit to capturo this  season.
The iron steamship Sardonyx, owned by the C.P.N. Co., left here on tho
15th inst. forthe ninth with cannery
supplies. Word was received to-day
by the str. Boscowitz that the Sardonyx is ashoro at tho Aberdeen cannery, with her bottom broken und full
of water. She is loaded principally
with tin pluto and twino. It is not
known at present what effect tho freBh
water will have ou the tin pluto, but
it is thought if recovered in a reasonable time it will not bo damaged. Tho
particulars uf the wreck will bo had
latter by the Boscowitz. The princi
pnl partof the curgo is owned by tho
Northern Pacilio Packing Co. The
cargo was valued at about §25.000,
fully insured. Tho steamer is valued
at 865,000 nnd is notiusured.
Victouia, April 29,—The steamship
Sardonyx, which wus ashore at Skeena
River, got off and arrived at this port
yesterday.   Tho damage is slight.
The official drawing of the Louisiana
stote lottery shows two ten thousand
dollar prizes sold in New Wostminstor,
Nos. 1,697 and 88,433.
A panther measuring 8 feat was killed in the Highland district yesterduy.
A consignment of Martini-Henri
rifles hus arrivod for the militia.
Jas. McKinley, of Lac La Hache,
died yesterday of pneumonia, aged 47.
Lumber Prospecting.
Mr. D. McLaren of the McLaren-
Boss Lumber Company returned yesterday from a two weeks' trip m compnny with Mr. M. King, to the lumber
districts of tho northern part of the
island. Mr. McLaren expresses himself as hiu'lily pleased with fhe line
lumber which ho saw in his travels.
His oompany will include two large
saw mills in tho province- one at New
Westminster, while the location of the
second has not been decided upon, but
Nannimo is considered us n favorable
point of location. Mr. McLaren will
remain in the province nbout u month
longer before returning east.—Nanaimo Courier.
 • . .	
Vlclillns SHIO.OOO A Yenr.
The Perry Crcok Gold Mining Company's ground is now producing dust
at a monthly rate that will aggregate
about ?20,000 u year. The company
has labored and overcome u great
many difficulties, but are now reaping
a small reward for their perseverance.
A letter from Foreman Dow to Secretary Jacobs states that the tunnel is
still in the old river-bed canyon, which
is very narrow iu places. The bedrock and rimrock are quite smooth.
The quality of tho gold taken out is
coarse. Tho yield for April is expected
to average fully as large as that of the
three previous monthB, as good looking
ground is being worked. Tho tola!
yield for January, February and
March wus $4,797.—Truth.
A Strange Statement.
A certain deeply read and highly
educated gentleman of Victoria is a
firm believer in theosophy, uud he
has studied that religion or science until he has become thoroughly familiar
with its teachings. In a conversation
Ihe other day, he said he belioved tho
time wnB not fnr distant when he
would bo able to porform a most wonderful feat, which was nothing more or
less than to dematerialize himself into
the chemical elements oratoms of which
everything is composed. Just how he
proposes lo do it, Is not explained, but
ho says that when he succeeds he will
be able to do most wonderful things.
No prison or chains could bind him,
for by resolving himsolf into atoms,
he will be able to pass through tho
thickest walls. He says that ull substances, no matter how apparently
solid, aro not solid; this paradox he explains by saying, what
is already well-known to scientific
men, that everything is made up
up of atoms, with distinctly defined
spaces between these atoms, the interstices being so infinitely minute, however, that it is hardly conceivable that
they aro thore. Tho gentleman says
that everything, ovon tho human frame,
is mado up of chemical elements (of
course all scientilio men know this);
now he proposes, by means of the occult knowledge he is to gain, to resolve
himself into tho original elements, nud
they again are to bo resolved into gases
which nre to be so finely subdivided as
to be able to pormeate and pass
through the most solid substance
Aftor passing through he claims to be
able to materialize these gasos and uio
tnonts again, and instantly stand forth
a completo man again. To do this, he
says, requires that the body ho in a
perfect Btate of health, ana to reach
this state requires a long course of
training and speoial purifications, but
when they aro complete, and the proper
Btate of perfection is reached, he says ho
will be able to walk up to a stone wall,
or an iron door, and pass through it
just ss easily as though it were but
barrier of fog. The dematerializing
and materializing iB done so quiokly
that to an observer it would appear as
though he just walked through the obstruction. The gentleman is sincere
in his belief, and in all matters is presumably sane, and the dear and lucid
way in which he explains the way
in which this seeming impossibility
oan be done would almost persuade
anyone to believe in it as firmly as he
does himself. If he ever doos succeed
in this, the old saying of "bolts and
bars do not a prison make," etc., will
certainly be truer than orer.—Victoria
LaTorador herring's,
IM" acl-zerel, Salt Cod.,
.^r:m.o*u.r's "CTnc. :E£an*is,
Aimoui's TJnc. Bacon.
ZETLo-ur. Bran.. Snorts,
nouiwiy Scouliar-Armstrong Block, Columbia St.
Out Sale!
our business, the whole of our available room being required for our increasing trado in GENERAL and FANCY DRAPERY, &c„ and we now offer our
entire stock of Gentlemen's Clothing and Hats and Caps for the next
21 days at a
SST Our Stock ia all new, well selected and of first-class quality and style.
*3TThis is a GENUINE SALE and the whole stock must be cleared.
dwsolDtc Corner Columbia k Mary Streets.
Real Estate,
Insurance and Financial
. —Anr>-
LONDON, ENG. .07 cannon st.
Farming Lands^Town Lots
Business Property.
Lot facing on Columbia and Front Sts.,
in central portion of the city; several
buildings bring good rent—3-J3.000.00.
Lot 4, Block 7, near Lytton Square,
Gllxl.12 feot, fronting on Columbia and
Front Sts.-f}6,000.00.
Cornor Lot on Columbia St., 33x00 foot—
Also—Lot and Building with stock of
Goods, ono of the best business stands
in tho city.
Improved Residential Property
Lot 15, Block 13; two houses rented at
paying figures—$4,500.00.
Houso and Lot on Lome St., near Col-
un lbin—S1250.00.
Lots 4, 5 & 6, Block 19; good house,
garden, kc; oholoe residenco property
Cornor Lot on Columbia St.; fenced and
Houso and Lot on Columbia St.; one of
the finest residences in the city—$7,-
Houso and Lot on Royal Avenue, near
Douglas St,—(2,000.00,
Houso and 3 Lots, cornor Royal Avenuo
and St. Patrick's St.; no bottor residenco sito in the oity—$10,000.00.
1 acre, with 7 houses, near tho Park—
Vacant Residential Property.
Lot 1, Block 23; corner lot on Agnea St.;
fiuo residence sito—S1200.00.
Lots on St. Andrew's St., near Queen's
Avenue—$500.00 each.
Lots on Montreal, Douglas and Halifax Sts., near Clinton St.; tine views
and woll situated—$350.00, $375.00,
Lot on Mclbourno St., near Clinton—
Lot 9, Sub-Block 10; fine residence lots—
Lots on Pclham St., near Mary—$000.00
Lot on Pclham St., noar St. Andrew's;
fino site—$500.00.
Lot on St. John's St,, near Melbourne—
Lot in St. Andrew's Square-$300.00.'
Lots in Block fronting on North Am
road; finest chanco in tho market fol
residenco or speculation—$126.00 tc
Lots in Subdivision of Lot 11, snb-Blool
12-$80.00 to $125.00.
Lots in Subdivision of Lot 17, sub-Block
13-$100.00 eaoh.
Lots in Wostminstor Addition at $15,00
to $50.00. Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning. May 1, 1889.
Late Despatches.
Ottawa, April 22.—In the houso of
commons tu-day Sir Hector Langevin
told Mr. Wilson (Elgin) time it was
not the intention of the government to
introduce legislation this session to
carry into effect tho recommendations
of tho labor commission.
Sir Adolphe Caron, in reply to Mr.
Holtou, suid that no arraoeenient hnd
been concluded between the Imperial
authorities und the Canadian government respecting tho defence of tlie
const of British Columbia. The ueiio-
tiations hnd been in progress for four
Thu minister uf customs said lhat
the government hud received representations from the Imperial uuthorities
respecting the seizure of the United
States sliip Bridgowater at Shelburne,
N. S., two years ago. The owner.
Captain Allen, asked for compensation to the extent uf $20,303.
The manufactured goods exported
from Canada to Australia from 1st
July, 1888, tu 1st January last were
valued at §45,530.
Tho minister of finance moved the
adoption of the report of the committee of the whole of the resolution to
provide for a subsidy for a fortnightly
service between British Columbia, the
Australian colonies and New Zealand.
Mr. Laurier moved as an amendment
that the house while favoring closer
trade relations considered the government had failed to show that the servico
would he commensurate with the proposed expenditure. The amendment
was defeated; yeas 55, nays 7,7.
On tho resolution for thejupan service, Mr. Davies moved as an amendment that the house does- not rntify
tho vote for a subsidy until the correspondence bus been brought down.
Also that Victoria or Esquimalt should
he mndo n calling place. Mr. Mara
said that Mr. Davies was trying to
place the British Columbia members
in a fiiUe position. The matter was,
in fact, not one of jealously between
Victoria und Vancouver. Tho question at issue was not a provincial or a
Dominion one, but nn Imperinl and a
Dominion one. If England gavo the
major portion of the subsidy sho ought
to have the say in the mutter. She
was desirous of diverting tho eastern
trade from its old channels to the
Canadian route. The arrangement
should not be jeopardised by any conditions. Mr. Davies then failing to
entrap tho British Columbia members
did not call for a division. Tho speech
of Mr. Mara made a good impression.
The report was adopted. The report
regarding tho Atlantic service was also
adopted after two divisions.
Ottawa, April 28— Tho supplementary estimates till June of next year
were brought down to-day. The total
amount is $1,313,757. The principal
items are expenses in connection with
tho Electoral Franchise Act of $250,-
000 ; keel blocks for the Esquimalt
dock, $8,000; British Columbia penitentiary, $15,000; ro-voto for the Viotoria military building, $21,250; improvement of buildings at Nanaimo,
$1,000 ; removal of Nicol rock, 85,000;
Fraser River, §10,000 ; Victoria harbor, complete removal of bouldor shoal,
$6,000 ; Columbia Rivor, improvements betwoen Revelstoke nnd Arrow
Lako, §0,000 ; Skeena River, removal
of snug, eic, §2,500 ; Bonilla Point,
cable, §4,000 ; steam communication
New Westminster and Victoria, $7,-
500 ; whnrf at Victoria, §2,000 ; launch
for tliu Indian Department, British
Columbia, §5,000 ; re-vote sums granted for erection of the Indian Industrial
Schools, Kiunloops, Kootenay and on
Kuper Island, §7,500 ; Metlakahtla Industrial School, §3,170 ; Canadian Paoific mail sorvico in British Columbia,
labouchere's cabm.
London, April 25.—The queen has
given the Duchess nf Cambridge's cottage at Kew to the Duko of Cambridge
for his life. The queen intends to
erect a monument to the Duchess of
Cambridge in the nave of St. George's
ehapel at Windsor. A window is to be
filled with stained glass as an additional
memorial to her.
Prof. Don Angeli, has nearly finished n fell length portrait of tho German
emperor und ompress, which are intended as presents to the queen. They
nre to be hung iu the private apart-
mentB at Windsor.
the shah's visit.
The shnli is to stay at Buckingham
palace its n guest uf the queen during
his visit to London. The shah, who
according to present arrangements will
arrive in Loudon on June 17th, is desirous of witnessing some first clns.i
English horse races. It is therefore
probable that he will be present at As-
cott on cup day.
The Empress Eugenie is going to
Wiesbaden this week for a course of
massage treatment. She will stay
there for a month. The Empress of
Austria has also taken a villa thore and
will undergo a course of Dr. Metzzer's
The most valuable portion of the
library of the late Mr. Halliwell Phil
Hopes, was bequeathed to hiB nephew
Mr. Baker, of Weston, Super Mare,
who intends to sell it next July. It
contains some exceedingly rare works,
inoluding a perfect copy, printed in
1600, of the orignal edition of "Much
Ado about Nothing aB it has boen
sundrie times publicly acted by tho
Hon. Lord Chamberlain and his servants; written by William Shakos-
peare." The last oopy of this work
which came into the market fetched
The Empress Fredorick is settled
at Hamburg until the beginning of
June, when she will proceed to Pots
dam for threo weeks, after which she
is coming to England to stay to the
eud'of August. The empress will go to
Athens nbout the end of September
to uttend the wedding of her third
duughter, Princess Sophia, with the
Crown Prince uf Greece.
London, April 23.—The general
dulness incidental to the Easter holi
days lia's been vory favorable to the
excitement ot the widespread interest
inLird Randolph Ohurohill's suvnge
iitinok upon Mr. Joseph Chamberlain,
and that gentleman's reply thoroto.
Lord Randolph's letter is admitted to
lie n straightforward statement of the
situation in Birmingham and the cause
thereof, and opinion is thut Mr. Chamberlain's answer doilges tlm tssuo and
widens tho breach between tlio unionists and the tories. The local lenders
of both parties hud reached n perfectly
huriiionious understanding previous to
Mr. Chamberlain's inhibition of lhe
nomination of tho conservative candidate in the central division, Concerning Mr. Chamberlain's arbitrary course
Messrs. Rowland and Hopkins nnd Sir
James Sawyer, Conservatives, have
prepared a concise Bttitemenl, winch
will be published in tuinurrciv's issue
of the Birmingham Gazette, und the
controversy thus opened by Lord Randolph Churchill promises to involve a
large number of persons and disclose
some inl eroding political secrets. Mr.
Joseph Chamberlain has written a reply to tho open letter nf Lord Randolph arraigning the Birmingham nidi
cal leader for Ins uci ion iu the recent
election in the central division. In
the courso of his letter Mr. Chamberlain says: "I will endeavor humbly to
profit by your advice, though I fear the
task of reconciling conflicting interests
is not innde easier by your communication regiirdingfutureiiotiou.'1 Mr. Ohiim-
lain thinks that the Conservatives and
Liberal-Unionists ought In mnke a joint
canvass to ascertain their relative
force in Birmingham and afterwards
submit their differences to arbitration.
He declares thnt he wuuld welcome
any UBsisinnce from Lord Randolph
tending to lhe establishment of unity.
Ottawa, April 25. —In the house of
commons to-day, Mr. Main, on the
motion to gu into committee of supply,
brought up n matter of paramount importance to British Columbia. He
drew the attention of the government
to the necessity of solving the problem
ns to the best method to adopt fur the
development uf the mineral resources
of the province. Ho snid thnt for
four yours pnst ihe mineral lauds in
the railway belt have been held up owing to the suit as lo lho ownership of
the precious metals. Tho miners,
though they prospected and discovered veins of minerals, wero unable to
secure titles io them owing to the conflict of jurisdiction. Capitalists were
equally slow tu invest. He instanced
as a case uf these difficulties thnt uf the
Selkirk Company at Illecillewuet. Two
hundred thousand dollars had been expended , but to secure returns moro
money was needed. Though the claims
wero recorded n ith both governments,
tho company wns not able to Batiafy
English capitalists, who finally bucked
out on the ground of the insecurity of
the title. Those two sols of mining
laws wero diametrically opposed to
each other. The Dominion government in the rnilway belt owned ihu
surface rights, whilo the precious
metals belonged to the province. Who
was thus to decide upon the titles except a resort was had to litigation? If
the silver in any claim exceeds the
gnlenn ore, then tho province hns jurisdiction, which changes to the Dominion if tho oro on another dny should
carry more galena. He quoted authorities to show thnt tho two wero found
side by side. Tho regulatiuns were
essentially different, 'i'lio Dominion
lnw required a working vertically,
while the provincial regulation enabled
the minors to follow the dips and
spurs. These conflicting laws should
bo assimilated nnd administered by one
government. He suggested the necessity of the Dominion exchanging the
lands in the railway bolt for lands owned by the provinco ill the Pence river
district. In tho meantime he Imped
that the Dominion would concede to
the pruvinee tho authority to mluiin-
ister tho baser ineiuls in the  belt.
Mr. Dowdney, ns nn old miner,
fuvored the suggestion nnd promised
thnt ho would enter into nogutintions
to the end that it might be carried
"1 was sprrausi:," says S. S. Hhow-
fclt, of King-ley, Mon., "from weakness
anil loss of appetite, with il severe headache, and could scarcely walk. My first
bottle of Burdock Blood Bitters enabled
ino to walk about tho house, anil when I
had taken the second bottle I found myself entirely cured.
^^^V-^V^^^Syv^N ^>NV
While lhe dootor uas examining
Morrison iu jail at Shorbruoko ho found
a small rovolvor secreted in his shirt.
As soon as he is ablo Morrison will bo
brought up for examination, but the
trial is not expoolod to take plnco before Ootober.
Quick Time—48 Hours.—"I always
uso Hagyard's Pectoral Balsam for colds
and it cannot ho beaten. It has always
cured me within 48 hours, which no other
medicine will do; I always keep a bottle
by mo." Theso words from Chester Mlllor, Lienry, Out., provo tho efficacy of a
popular preparation.
To Burdock Blood Bittcbo in the
■;?s»v-"-'A \.^\>-W&\
for Infants and Children.
"CMtorlaissowelladnptodtochildrenthat ■ <jMtorta cures Colic, Constipation,
I recommend it as superior to any prescription I Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea, Eructation,
taowntome."     H. A, Ajiohto,M.D.,        I BllaWor™, c^ves sleep, and promotes dl.
Ill So. Oxford 81, Brooklyn, N. Y.   | Wi-IouUajuiloua medication.
Thb Centaur Company, 77 Murray Street, N. Y.
:n~:e"w sttlbs
Lace Strli
LAOS    Jk. B!" 333   Jk. 3ES ^S?
Jas. Ellard I Co
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
K,   M.
A full line of Spectacles & Eyc-GIasSCS In steel, rubber, silver and gold
frames.   The finest Pebbles made, $4 per pair; all '.'ghts suited.
Special attention given to FINE WATCH REPAIRS. Having learned tli
businoss thoroughly from Bomo of the finest Horo'ogers in England, and since thee
managed the wa'tc'.'i-.cpaiiii'g departments of a fow of tho best firms on the continent of America, is a suific'ont guaranteo of good workmanship. Formerly main
ger ior nearly 8 years of t'.'o well-known firm of Savago k Lyman, Montreal
Charges Moilc-.-n'e .
Montreal, Dec, 1CS7.—Mr. V. Crake.—Andw. Robertson, Esq., Chairman ol
Montreal Harbor Coimnissionors, says: "1 nover found a Watchmaker who did so
well for mo as you did when in Montreal, rnd I am sorry you are not hero to-day."
Douglas & Deighton,
Colonial Block,
Columbia Street,       New Westminster, B. C.
Constantly on Hand an Extonsivo Stook of
Dry Ooods, Groceries,  Boots A Shoes, Hats A Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, Ac.
XkCB-H-'S    Sb   -bo*v*b'    ssttzts.
Groat Varioty of Household Artioles.   Also,
lot 4£7, in the Municipality of
clay loura; about 70 acres clearodand
fenced with pood fencing; good hearing
orchard, small frame house, large barn
and stable; good water, botli well and
< reck; facing on Fraser river with good
steamboat lauding. Price, $4,000, liberal
terms.        Apply to
nofldlt-wtc Chilllwhack, B.C.
Family Groceries
Columbia Street,       New Westminster.
llwhack, containing 91 ncres, 50 <
whioh are ln good stale of eiiltlvatioi'
i acres In orchard. Eighty tons ol hai
and grain were grown on tlio 60 acre
ast season. Comfortable house and tram]
barn and outbuildings. Pine mounlali
stream mns across furm. Prlee *,#/'
This is a splendid chance. For furihri
particulars apply, personally, or by lctte,
to . „     , C. KYDBR,
leb5-w-to Chilliwhiick.
It. B.-Farm Produce bought nt markot rates or sold on commission, M-Ordcrs
•rom tho Interior promptly attended to. ■""""""
' uwJeHto
Dominion Lands.
i. Pre-emption or for rent of Miniugor
Grazing Lund, or buying Farm, Mining
or any lnnd from the Dominion Government,
But. pay in SCKiIX* and save a
large discount.
Kcrlp can be obtained in large or small
quantities from
himmi is CHAMPION;
■d o
lfl   IV,
o o
'■ H
0 c
IU    fa
W -1
(L i
Real  Estate,
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Business relating to
Real Estato.
London Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Fire Insurance Co. of
london and Lancashire Life Assurance Oo.
Canton Insuranco Office, Ld. (Marino)
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St., Victoria
Fruit Trees.
Ornamental Trees,
Small Fruit-
And GARDEN STOCK on hand In Krai
Everything first-class and furnished I
good shape. _
OS. Sond 15 ots. for valuable 80-l)iigp|Di
scrlptive Catalogue with 0 beautiful col
ored plates.  «-'—▼'». . .....
I'rlce Lists sen! free.
PortHiiinmond, B. Ci
Plants for Sale;
In Gheat Vakiety, Including,
GERANIUMS, Doublo and Single; Ft
CUIAS, iill now varieties; ROSE!
a fine collection of DAHLIAS inami
varieties). ANNUALS, 25 ets. por dm
Mixed BEDDINII PLANTS, 81.50 per do'
CUT FLOWERS for sale.
Orders left at M. Sinclair's (Cent'-al an
eery), will receivo prompt attention,
dwaplyl |\ ht ham.
Cor. Columbia ahd Church Sis.
New Westminster, Brit. Coi
Monuments, Headstones, Tablets, Etc,
In Marble or Granito of Best Quality. •
N. B.—Just received—the finest assor
ment of Scot--h Grnnlta monuments- evii
seen ln British Columbia, which will l
sold at prices putting competition out (J
the question.
Seal Estate Brokers and
Financial Agents.
Confederation Lift AssocUtlou C
Royal and Lancashire Fire Insm
ance Companies, /
n.Valnable Lots for sale in the Cltj
ana District of Westminster; and choiu
Lots In the City of Vancouver.
Persons wishing to buy or sell city <
rural property should communicate wit.
Offices: Bank of B.C. -wilding, opposite
postofflce, Westminster, and Hastings St
Van-'niiver.   dwaplfitc -
Importers and Dealers ln
}#„-.■ #1
pM s* m'
Unlocks all llie clogged avenues of
EiowclB, Kidasyu "M llivot, enrryfl
UT gradually without weakening llie systet
ill lhe impurities end foul hum is of 8
Secretions I at the seine time Corroctif
(Lcidity of the Stomach, curing Bij
msnesii, Dyspepsia. Hej-ciaches, pi
•ines", Heartburn. Ooastipatioi
Dryness of the Skin, Drops-;, dit
less of Vision, Jaundice, Salt Eheu;
Erysipelas, Scrofula. Flntterins
the Heart, Nervimaaess and Oener
Debility; nil 'l"""; al"l '""">' ot"pr <ln
lar Complaints vli'W I" lhe hr.npy influci)
of BURDOCK J"*:0'rD BTrtERS.
Sample *"ott! t V* -, ""ei-'ar sizeS
For sale by nil dealers.
f. MIMKIKlv «v I'D.. l-ruulielOT". Town
Mary Street, New Westminster, B.
ITelewione No. 65.]
London nnd Luumililn Fire and
Brltlib Empire Life In.urm.
New Weitmimter Building goclel
Accountant'. Offlco, Diocese of N. j
Oity Auditor., 1880,188T and 18
and otber monetary transactions.  |
Have several good Investments on tt
books, and all new comers will do wel
call before doing businoss olsowuorc,


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