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Weekly Britisli Columbian,
Vtnlm-xiliiy Morning, April II, 1880.
As the rugged winters and howl-
ing blizzards of the Atlantic coast
fail to reach us on the balmy Paoifio slope, except by report, so the
great political and social storms
which occasionally ugitiute uiul convulse the popular mind in the eastern provinces, die away in a ripple
and a faint echo ere the wide continent has been spanned. Notwithstanding our blissful ignorance and
comparative apathy (for which,
however, we are not to bo blamod,
as we are not immediately affected),
the louder roll of what was erstwhile the "low muttering thunders"
of discontent portends the speedy
breaking of a storm in the eastern
horizon, of which, perforce, we must
be spectators, at least. It is useless
to deny the importance of tlie precipitating cause or to attempt to
confine the larger question growing
out of the discussion on the famous
"Jesuits' Estates Act" to tho arena
of party politics. This is being
amply demonstrated by the widespread agitation and increasing interest being manifested on the question throughout Ontario, principally,
at the presont time, and the fact
that a motion hns beon introduced
into the Dominion parliament, calling for the disallowance of the obnoxious act, and which it is expected
will occupy about a week in debute
and evoke the most intense interest.
Every ono nearly has hoard something of tho "Jesuits' Estates Act,"
passed by tho Quebec legislature in
July lust, and enginoerod through as
a government measure by Premier
Mercier, whereby the lioutonnnt-
governor in council is authorized to
pay to tho socioty of Jesuits in Quebec tho sum of §400,000. A fow
historical facts aro necessary in
order to an intelligent understanding of this matter. What is known
as tho "Jesuits' Estates" woro originally granted to that order in
Quebeo by the king of Franco for
the "purpose of educating the na
tivm of tho country." Subsequently,
in 1761, the Jesuits wore suppressed
in France and their proporty takon
by the king for the purposes of education. As Quebec was owned by
France at the time, the Jesuits'
estates there reverted to the orown,
In 1773 Popo Clement XIV., in his
famous brief, suppressed forever the
order of the Jesuits throughout tho
world, confiscating nil property held
by them as a Society evory whoro.
Subsequently, under British rule,
the property known as the "Jesuits'
Estates" was securely vested in the
orown and confided without msorvo
to the provincial legislature of Quebec, to be used for the purposes of
Children Cryfor
education. Since the days of Ole
ment the Jesuits have managed to
evade tbo full foroe of the infallible
decree "suppressing" and "annihilating" them "forever," and havo
grown into a mighty order in both
numbers and influence. About three
years ago Mercier, to strengthen
himself politically, succssfully championed ii measure through tho Quebec legislature incorporating tho
order of the Jesuits once more in
Canada. As is quito natural, the
"Society of Jesus" has had its oye
on its long lost, estates for the last
hundred yours, and tho obliging
Mercier compounded last July by
having the "Jesuits' Estates Aot"
passed, thus recognizing the claim
and compensating the order with
§400,000 to be used ostensibly "for
the purposes of education." Neither
at the timo of the incorporation of
the Jesuits, nor last year, when the
estates' act was before tho legislature, was there any opposition to
speak of from any quarter within
the province, which fact is accounted for by some on the ground of the
hopelessness of a forlorn minority
opposition. The people and a section of the press of Ontario have,
however, recontly taken the question
up in dead earnest, and the result
has been that strong pressure has
been brought to bear on the federal
authorities to disallow the "Jesuits'
Estates Act," and various are the
opinions held and expressed as to
the constitutionality of the measure,
the more prominent and tho larger
number both of Conservatives and
Liberals being of the opinion, so far,
that the act was strictly within the
rights of provincial legislation and,
therefore, not disallownble. Ool.
O'Brien's motion, asking tho house
to pronounce in favor of disallowance, was, as will bo seen, introduced
yesterday at Ottawa, and it is expected that the leading speakers on
both sides of the house will take
part in a most interesting debate,
which will probably continue for
several days. As regards the attitude of the press on the question, it
is worth while remarking that the
Toronto Mail has been a consistent
champion for disallowance throughout, while the Globe flopped suddenly
and mysteriously tho other day to
the same side, after upholding for
some months, with the majority of the leading eastern papers, the constitutionality of the
act. As far as the motion
before tho house is concernod,
tho matter will be settled, probably,
on strictly technical or constitutional grounds. It is the deeper
question, however, as to the morality of the transaction that must continue to agitate the public mind,
whatever temporary conclusion is
reached by parliament. It may bo
decided, technically, that the province of Quebec has a right to dispose
of its lands and its money us it sees
fit; but it will be asked by many
thinking people, Catholics and Protestants, throughout the Dominion,
Aru we going back to the dark ages,
and even beyond them, that an
order turned out of nearly every
Catholic country in Europe, over a
hundred years ago, and banned by
the most eminent and pious of popes
and cardinals, should be nurtured
and nourished, and practically given
tho reins, in freo (1) Oanada at this
stage of tho nineteenth century 1
Latest WlGgrajl
A bill has been introduced in
Pennsylvania to mako "treating" a
criminal offence, punishable by a
lino of from fifty to n hundred dollars. If tho man who wants to tako
a drink could do so without inviting
everybody in tho vicinity to join
him, nnd then romoving the obligation by accepting a similar courtesy at the expense of eaoh individual present, the drinking habit
would be enormously reduced of
half its terrors.
It is announood that the church
of St. Pierre, in Geneva, where
Oalvin preached, is in need of
extensivo repairs. Tho northern
tower must bo entirely rebuilt, and
the principal facade must be considerably altered; the interior also
will require to be restored. The
lowest estimate for these works is
set down at 5,000,000 f.; but the
cost will probably exceed this sum.
A society has been formed at
Geneva to raise the necessary funds,
Tub Safe Pun.—Whon auffercrlng
from a troublesomo cold, a hacking
cougli, lioaracneaa, asthma, bronchitis, or
other forma of throat or lung troubles, ia
to ubo Hagyard's Pectoral Balsam to
loiiien the phlegm nnd aoothe and heal
the inflamed mucous surfaces. It curea
where others fail.
Pitcher's Castoria.
Press Despatches.
London, March 20.—The good immigration prospects are hardly maintained. Detailed enquiries of the
agents of the Allan, Dominion and
Beaver lines elicit the fact that since
the spurt of the last two weeks there
has been a great decline in the booking of passengers. In the British emigrants now booked in advance to the
Dominion there is a decrease of 60 per
cent, compared with that of 1888.
This is partially due to the immense
emigration to tho Argentine Republic
under the stimulus nf free passages and
umt probably also to Canada's slack efforts in promoting immigration.
Nuw Yobk, Maroh 26—The Northern Pacitic directors discussed the
question of leasing tho Wisconsin Central road, yesterday, and will likely
reach nu agreement to-day. The Times
this morning says: The deal between
tbe Northern Pacifio and the Wisconsin
Central is no unloading scheme iu thi
interest of the Wisconsin Central. The
bin benefits are fur tbe Northern Pacitic. Villard, who is about ready to
show his hand in the Northern Pacitic
affairs, lias big schemes afloat for the
good of the proporty.
Marseilles, March 27.—A firo
among the ducks has caused damages
amounting to two million francs.
Rome, March, 27—Tbe Pope's
illness is increasing and causes alarm.
His fainting tits havo become more
London, March 27.—On tho occaaion of the Czar's last visit to the
Fortress cathedral of saints Peter and
Paul, on the anniversary of his father's
death, the officiating priest who presented the crucifix for the homage of
the sovoreign snid to the Czar: "Your
Majesty's greatest enemies are of your
own household. Beware of Minister
Vnrontzuw cf the Imperial household,
and the procurer general of the holy
synod," Tho Czar ordered an immediate inquiry. The priest has pronounced insane, and has been confined
iu an asylum. His friends, however,
assert that he is sane.
London, Maroh 27.—The Duke of
Buckingham is dead, aged 66 yeara.
He was the third of the title, to which
he succeeded in 1861.
London, March 27.—John Bright
died ut 8:30 this morning.
London, March 27.—John Bright
died last night at Rochdale. His
strength was ao slight he was unable
to rally from tbe dangerous condition
reported yestorday, and he continued
in fail gradually until the end came
painlessly and quietly as if he were
sinking into a peaceful Bleep. His
four sons and threo daughters who
had been hastily suminonod when Mr.
Bright's alarming symptoms appeared
yesterday, were present at the death
London, March 27.—In the bouse
of commons to-day, W. H. Smith,- government loader, with much emotion referred to tiio death bf Mr. Bright.
Smith said ho would postpone his remarks on Bright until next Friday,
when Gladstune, who waa called to
Scotland by the death of his brother,
cuuld be present. John Morley thank
od Mr, Smith for his consideration in
regard to desiring Gladatone's preaenco
and snid the latter, who waB a lifelong
friend of Bright, would bo greatly
Washington, Maroh. 27.—It is Baid
thnt the fisheries negotiations will be
resumed aoon, but this time in London
instead of in Halifax or Washington,
Minneapolis, Mnrch 27.—The Gil-
moro-Needham fight came off eight
miles from Minneapolis at 6 o'clock this
morning. Noedham won in twenty
Fall River, Mass. Mar 27.—The
weavers atrike ended this morning. At
a muss meeting thousands of operatives
vol ed to return to work on tho old
basis to-morrow.
New Youk, March 27.—The Bteamer Caronvelet, of the Mallory line,
now at Sainanii, San Domingo, is being
rapidly converted into a cruiser for
Hippolyte, lender uf thu northern
liny tians.
Wasiiinhton, March, 27.—The
president sent to the senato to-day
these nominations: John Hicka, of
Wisconsin, to bo minister to Peru;
George B. Luring, Mass., to be minister resident and consul-general to
Portugal; Marion Erwin, of Georgia,
to be U.S. attorney for the aouth
diatrict of Georgia; Robert Lincoln,
of Illinois, minister to Great Britain,
Murat Halstead, of Ohio, minister to
Germany; Allen Thomdike Rice, Now
York, minister to Russia; Patrick
Egan, Nebraska, minister to Chili;
Thomas Ryan, Kansas, minister to
Jackson, Miss., Mar. 27.-W. Alford,
merchant at Marcolla, Holmes county,
was murdered by a negro yesterday,
Early this morning the latter was
taken from jail and lynched, and the
body riddled with bullets.
San Francisco, Maroh 27.—Alaskan
advices report seals numerous, and
that all vessels are doing woll.
Ottawa, Earoh 27.—A meeting of
tho privy oouncil is tu bo hold today
to consider the Behring Sea quostion,
and tho recent proclamation of tho
presidont of tho U. S. in relation
London, Maroh 28.—It is given out
here to-day that Sir Julian Paunce
forte, minister to Washington, will
remain but a short time at the American capital. He will return home
after a few months and be sent to
either Madrid or Rome. Sir John
A. Macdonald, the Canadian Premier,
will then resign his position and tako
Sir Julian's place at Washington, nnd
Sir Charles Tupper will become premier.
Edinburgh, March 28.—Hon. Patrick Frazer, Judgo of tho outer house
of tho high court uf justice of Scotland,
is dead.
Paris, Mar. 28.—Later reports of
duel between Count Heunis, friend nf
Prince Rudolpho and Count Bactizze,
and uncle of Baroness Vitccra, assert
that the latter was shot through the
heart and died before he could be removed ..'rom the field. Inquiries at
the Afcstiian embassy fail to elioit any
information in regard to the affair, reports of which require confirmation.
The story has had tho effect of intensifying tho mystery of the double
suioido at Meierling, and gossip is busy
with the subject in the columns of
morning journalB.
Antwerp, March 28.—Ferdinand
Vandertailon, the merchant prince of
Antwerp, suicided yosterday, owing to
the failure of soveral firms allied to
his businesa house. Society is greatly
shocked, as Vandertailon was a very
prominent man, waB a leading liberal
and often called tho "John Bright of
Belgium." The liabilities of the firms
whicli failed it is thought, will be colossal.
London, March 28. -Lord Maude-
ville was today pronounced bankrupt,
by tho bankruptcy court. The court
also decided to begin criminal prosecution against Mandeville, because of
false affidavits made by bim.
Fall River, Mass. March 28.—All
the mills are running this morning exoept the American linen mills, and
nearly all with a full complement of
weavers. The linen mills were not
ready tn start up on account of the incompleteness of somo repairs to the
machinery. It is expected they will
be ready to start to-morrow. At nearly nil the mills the weavers were gladly welcomed this morning, und were
given their old looms. Some exceptions, which caused considerable unpleasantness, occurred at Pocassett
Mill. About fifty weavers working on
nancy goods before tho striko were
told this morning their places were filled and that if they wanted work on
print cloth looms they could have it.
Tbey refused and all stayed out and
went ovor to the woaver's hall. They
say on tho looms offered them they
would earn a dollar and a half per
week less than on fancy goods, and did
not care to go back under u cut down.
They will hold a meeting this nfternoon at Osborne's mill No. 2. About
45 old weavers refused to work, und at
some other mills individual cases are
reported. All these cases will be considered by the weaver's committee ut a
meeting to-night. There is a growing
fear that some of those who have been
most active in conducting the strike
may bo blacklisted.
San Francisco, Mar. 28.—Frank
G. Lewis nnd P. Taylor, middle-aged
men, convicted of stealing a bur of
iron worth thirty-five cents, from the
car shops, were sentenced respectively
to three and two nnd a half years in
tho stato prison this morning.
New York, March 28. — At a
meeting of the directors of the Chicago,
Cincinnati, Cleveland and Indiunpolis
Railwoy Company, yesterday, it was
voted to consolidate wuh the Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Paul and Chicago. The latter company voted to
the same effect on March 19th. The
new company will be known as the
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and
St. Louis road. The capital is $10,-
000,000 preforred stook and 820,500,-
000 of common stook, consolidated.
This is acknowledged by railroad men
tu he the most important deal in many
Fresno, Mar. 28.—Two freight
trains collided in n dense fog at Muscatel, two miles north of here, at 0.30
this morning. Both Engineers and
uui' fireman savod themselves by jumping, tho othor liivninii wns caught in
his cub by a freight car climbing ovor
him, but miraculously escaped with
only a fow scratches. Throo curs wero
dashed to pieces nnd sovoral others
badly wrecked. Under one of the
cars n bundle of blankets can bo seen,
and it is believed tho mangled remains
of Bruno tramp aro imprisonod thore.
Chicago, March 28.—Arthur Krus-
ehenski, 14 years of age nnd heir to
980,000, has boon missing Bince yeBterday morning when he left his home
for school. It is believed ho has beon
abducted and hold for ransomo.
Helena, Mont., March 28.—Samuel Lunnell, an old time miner, wns
killed lost night by a mine caving in
on him. Lunnel was the owner of
some valuable minoa and is supposed
to be worth about a quarter of a million dollars,
San Francisco, Maroh 28.—The
Bteamer Oity of Pokin, whioh sailed for
Hong Kong to-day, oarried among her
cargo fifty tons of flour sent by Sperry
& Co., of Stockton, to tho famine sufferers in northern China. Tho flour
is transported gratis.
Washington, Maroh 28.—The supreme oourt will tako up to-morrow
the case uf tho Ohinaman, Ohm Ohan
Ping, appellant, verm the United
States. This case involves the constitutionality of the Scott Exclusion
set, approved on December 1st, 1888.
Cine Ohan Ping, who wag a laborer, on
his departure from tho United States
on June 2nd, 1888, received from the
collector at San Francisco a return certificate as provided fur in the law of
June 2nd, 1887. On his return on
October 7th, 1888, he was refused admittance to this country on the ground
that under the Scott law his certificate
had become void. Ex-Governor
Hoadley, of Ohio, and James 0 Carter, of New York, will appear for the
appelent tomorrow, und Solicitor General Jenks for the United Stales,
while John F. S'vift, S M. White and
Attorney-General Johnson, of the
Stato of California, will appear to guard
tho interests of that State.
New Youk, March 28.—A bond of
12 German musicians among the steerage passengers uf the steamer Queen,
were detained at Castle Garden tu day
ns undesirable immigrants. Inn rina
tion had reached the emigration com-
missioi.i-r that the men had made it a
practice for several years tn virsit
America in the summer months, accumulate a few hundred dollars by
street concerts, and return to Germany
to invest their earnings.
London, March 28.—In the house
of lords this evening, Lord Salisbury
pronounced an eulogy upon Mr. John
Bright. He paid a glowing tribute in
the memory of the dead man who. he
said was the greatest master of English
oratory of the present generation. Ho
possessed, suid the speaker, a singular
rectitude of character, and inspired
his fellows to pure patriotism.
London, March 29.— Lord Duraven
has issued a challenge fur a yacht race
fur the American cup. The challenge
has been sent so us to reach New York
this week in time for the six mouths'
notico required. This makes it probable that a race will take place at New-
York next October.
London, March 29.-^-The question
of conferring the freedom of the city
upon Mr. Parnell is before the corporation of Edinburg. A majority uf
the town council is in favor of the
Dublin, March 29.—A dozen families have been evicted in Clongrey by
a force of Emergency men, who afterwards burned the tenants bouses so
they could nut reoccupy them
Paris, March 29. — The ministry
has decided to persecute General Boulanger. This momentous step has been
the subject uf frequent deliberations
and was finally determined upon by a
unanimous vote of the ministry. Applications will forthwith be made tu
the chamber uf deputies for permission
to open proceedings against the general boforo the courts, whioh permission being required ill case of a member of the chamber. Le Siele gives a
semi-emciiil contradictiun to the reports of discussion iu thecabinet. It, declare? the government is now united
on all politicinl questions.
Zanzibar, Mar. 29.—The Germans
have fought a battle with the natives
at Kondutclii, killing a large number,
and have burned the place.
New York, March 29.—Haytian
advices state that Legitime is endeavoring to bring about a recuncilution with
Hippolyte, and has sent a deputation
to meet the latter and effeot a compromise. Advices further state thai
Hippolyte will accept no overtures
unless Legitime gives up all pretensions tu the presidency.
San Francisco, March 29.—Peter
MoDermott, the young man who killed
his father, James McDermott, in a
drunken row en June sixth, waa sentenced tu ten yenrs iu state prisun.
Buffalo, March 29.—William Hart,
29 years old, attacked his wife with an
axe this morning and inflicted injuries
from which sho will die. Sne was 24
years of age. Hart and his wife lived
unhappily of late nnd they quarreled
this morning. Hart seized an axe and
struck tho woman some forty blows
with it. Sho was takon to the hospiial
in dying condition.   Hart waaarroatod.
Washington, March 29.—The President Bent the senate to-dny the follow
ing nominations : Robert Adanisnn, of
Penna, to bo minister to Brazil, Lansing Vi. MiBsenei-, uf California, to bo
ministor to Contral American states ;
Wm. L. Scruggs, of Genrgia, to bo
minister tn Venezuela ; Wm. O. Bradley, of Kentucky, tu bo minister resident and and consul-general to Corea ;
Georgo Chandler, uf Kansas, to lie
first asBistent -sec'y of the interior;
George L, Shoup, of Idaho, to be
Governor of Idaho ; Edward J. Curtis,
of Idaho, to be secretary of Idaho.
San Francisco, March 29.—Wheat
firmer; buyer, 89; 145; buyer season,
New York, March 29.—Wheat
steady; May, 89J; July, 91J;  Maroh,
Special to tlie Columbian.
Victoria, March 27.—Neil Camp
bell a woll known Caribooite
for Texada to-morrow with a gang of
men, provisions and tools, and will-
open up ledges located by him on the
Island. It is understood that Camp-
boll has struck it rich.
A delegation, consisting of Mayor
Hendry, Alderman Cunningham,
.Scoullar and PreBident Douglas, of the;
Southern Railway, is in tho city interviewing the government on important"
municipal and other mutters.
The Victoria sealing schooners..
Grace, Dolphin, Ada, Annie Beck ang
Emerald, seized in Behring's sea three
years ago by U. S. Revenue cutters,
for violation of troaly obligations, were
Bold at Port Townsend by the U. S.
Marshall. They will be refitted for
sealing in the Nurth Pacitic ocean this
season. The total amount realized by
the sale is $8645.
The Cumox and Nanaimo foot ball
teams played at Nanaimo this after-
Tho Eureka hotel, Dungeness, W.
T., was burned last night. Loss four
thousand  dollars.
Victoria, March 28.—In the supreme court this morning, before the
full bench, the case of Samuel Greer
vs. C. P. II., involving tho ownership
of lands un English Bay, came up for
a hearing. This was an application on.
the part of Greer for a new trial, which
was ordered
Frank M. Quillan, of Alberni, who
was some time ago given a preliminary
examination on the chargo of arsons
and discharged, has been re-arrested
on the same charge, fresh evidence
having been secured against him. He
will be tried at Alberni.
Tho foot-bull mutch yesterday, Nanaimo vs. Comox, was won by the-
former, by one goal and three tries to-
Liue Canadian News.
Chicago, Maroh 29.—Wheat strong
and higher; March, 1021; May, 104;
Liverpool, Maroh 29.—Wheat very
dull; Gala, 7s. 3'd.
Boston, March 29.—At the annual
meeting of the stock holders of the
American Waltham Watoh Co., yesterday, it was voted to increase tho
capital stock one million dollars, making it three million dollars. A dividend of 50 per cent, wos declared.
Ottawa, March 29.- In the commons laat night Sir John Macdonald
said the government had not been
officially notified concerning the
Behring's Sea proclamation. He
thought it had been issued for the purpose of warning Americans, and did
not affect any Oanadian interest.
The Canadian Pacific net profits for
February wero $150,544; an increaso
of 8100,000 uver the same munth last
A Montreal despatch says that Thomas McGr.it h, the murderer of Wm.
Holden, wus sentenced to 14 years vc
the penitentiary.
Archbishop Tache is now on the way-
home to St. Boniface from Montreal'
in n special car placed at his disposal
by the C. P. R.
W. H. Harvey, book-keeper for J.
W. Lyon, of Guelph, Ont, was orrest-
od Wednesday morning for embezzling $4000 from his employer, and.
shurtly after was bailed by Dr. Lett,,
of the Retreat. Harvey, during tho
forenoon, purchased a revolver, Thee
chief of police, going to his residence
ahortly after, found Harvey's wife snd)
two daughters lying in different parts;,
of tho house dead, with bullets through
their heads. Haney wos arrested
that evening in Toronto where he had'
gone evidently to kill his son, who resides there. He is apparently insane.
On his person was found a new five-
chomberod revolver, with three empty-
cartridges recently discharged and two-
chambers still loaded. The horrible
tragedy created a great sensation ia
Harvey, the triple murderer, has ar-
rivedutGuelph from Toronto. The train
run  post  the  station,  where  many
thousands of people hnd  congregated,
to the crossing, near the police station,
and Harvey was hurried thither. During the  inquest  on Wednesday the
prisoner maintained a  dogged silence
and never lifted  his  eyes from  the
flour.    He refuses  nourishment  and
tobacco, although he was on inveterate
smoker.   The murderer wns for some;
time in the employ of E. R. Olarkaon,
Toronto, prior tr> going  to Guelph.
The chief of police on  going  tu  the
house found everything ns silent aB the
grave.   He   succeeded  in  raising  a>
buck window nud getting inside.   Th*
chief then passed through the kitchen.'
and dining nnd sitting   rooms, looked
into the   parlor   and   then went  upstairs, where the first object   bo   saw-
was Harvey's  fair-haired  and  lovely
daughter uf 12 ur 13 yeara, lying  on
the floor of tho  front  bed-room witfe
her head in a pool of blood.   A bloody
hole in the head  tuld the  means  by
which she had met  her  death.   The
chief raised the dead child's head from
its position and laid it on a pillow. He
then passed through  the upper  half
and in the back bedroom found Harvey's oldest daughter lying beside the
bed, nlso  deud.   Sbe  was  a  young
woman and a geneml favorite with aU
who knew her.   Tho oflicer  now  became thoroughly  horrified.   He went,
down stairs and in a clothes room  off
the kitchen he  found  Mrs.   Harvey,
stretched at full length, with a similar
bullet wound. Further sourch through
the house revealed nothing more, and
no traces was found of the author of
the dreadful triple  murder.   Harvey
went to tho Central School at  about
11 o'clock Tuesday morning nnd  took
his youngest daughter home.   He was
aeen driving towards the station, and
it was thought he had taken the train
for Toronto, and the authorities there
were notified.   A detective found hia
the aamo evening standing on a street!
corner in that city nnd he was placed
in confinement.   On his person was
found a livo-chauibored  revolver with
three empty and two loaded chambers.
The Toronto authorities think him in.
sane. Weekly British Columbian
Wralmsilay Morning, April 3,
Beliirn oflbe Venlure.
(From Daily Columbian, Mar. 2S.)
Mr. Ladner's resolution concerning
the Mission bridgo passed tho bouse
yosterday, and good results are expected therefrom.
It is said threo stores will soon be
opened at the Mission. A nico little
village will soun be established ut
that point if this surt of thing continues.
Prof. Macoun, of the geological
survey, leaves Ottawa in a few days
for southern Britiah Columbia to resume his field work, accompanied by a
large stuff.
Tho wator in the rivor was very muddy to-dny, which is taken ns an indication that there have been some large
slices uf the river bank cut away.
Possible the Fruser is looking for a
new channel some where in the interior.
The Grand Lodge of British Columbia, A. F. & A. M. is in session at
Vancouver. A grand banquet was
given the visiting brethren last night
at the Hotel Vancuuver. Over 200
sat dowu to the dinner, which was a
splendid affair.
The collectors of the fund towards
supporting a daily steamboat service
between Westminater and the north
arm of the Fraser. hove finished their
canvas. Anyone who may have been
overlooked can subscribe by calling
upon D. S. Curtis during the next few
On Thursday evening tho following
oflicers were installed in the Lodge of
the Canadian Order of Oddfellows,
Manchester Unity: John Buie, N.
G.; George Gray, V. G; R. W. Mcintosh, P. N. G. I. M.; James Hurling, secretary; J. K. Suter, treasurer;
J. Dominy, conductor; Thos. Levi,
That Exposition Fund is just languishing to be boosted up tu a round
thousand ; it is now $927.85. Who'll
even up the figures. Time is speeding,
the exhibition itself must be held in a
little over six. mouths nuw, and unything that is to be dune in the way of
subscribing to the event should be
done quiokly.
Jackson Moore Woodman, aged
three years, son of William Woodman,
residing on Nicol street, died yesterday
morning uf that fell disease, diphtheria.
Tho funeral tuuk place yesterday
afternoon, John Hilbert being the
undertaker. Rev. James Millar conducted the funeral ceremonies.—
Courier of Friday.
Father Had Quinsy.—"We find Burdock Blood Bitters excellent for weakness, and equally so for headache.
Father also suffered severely from quinsy,
whioh R. B. B., by its tonic and purifying properties, completely cured."
Testing Tcxadu Quart/.
A test of a quantity of fold rock
taken from the "Nutcracker" quartz
claim, Texada, was made yesterday in Messrs. Pimbury & Co.'s laboratory. The quartz was pounded into
a mortar and then washed in a gold
pan, and numerous pieces of gold
were esily distinguishable. Other
tests were also applied, all ot which
were entirely satisfactory to the gentlemen who witnessed the test. Tho
"Nutcracker" was located by H. Kirk,
but it is now owned by R. Evans. Mr.
Kirk claims that it contains the richest
quartz that has yet been found on the
, «— ■
The Oalachan Ban.
The Oalachan run generally commences about the 21st of April on the
Fraser river, but this yenr the "Sweo-
vies" are expected at an earlier dnte as
they have already made their appearance in the Columbia River. Anticipating an early run W. H. Vianen will
send out an Oalachan net un Monday
and try his luck. The net, which was
made expreii'y for Oalachans, is 35
feet deep and over 200 feet in length
and ought to capture the lish if any are
in tho river. Luke trout have made
thoir appearance in the river, which ia
considered a sure sign that the "Sweo-
vies are at hand."
Police Court.
The schooner Venture, which sailed
from hero on tho 17th of December
last for the fisheries off Queen Charlotte Islands, arrivod in the harbor
this afternoon under full canvas. Her
owners wero more than pleased to see
her return. Captain Ostrum reports
very rough tompostuuus weather tbe
whole of the time, they only being able
to tish for eleven days. The Venture
is, ho considers, a staunch vossel and
behaved uncommonly well. Tbey
secured from 5 to G tuns of halibut.
The return trip from Gould harbor,
Queen Charlotte Island, took 22 days.
They were not absolutely obliged to
oiiiim back when they did as the supply
of provisions would have lasted for
three weeks at least. The captain
uml the crew are glut! to get back, and
praise tho little vessel considerably for
the way iu which sho rode the tempestuous seas.-—World.
I'ouml Head.
Yesterday aftornoon the police were
notified that John Walker, barkeeper
of tho Beehive Saloon, Fort street,
was lying dead in his bed at Mr. J.
Levy's Restaurant and Logding House,
Government street. The officers wont
to the restaurant, burst open tho door
of Walker's room, and there fouud the
body as reportod. Medicnl assistance
was obtained and Dr. Redmond made
an examination of tho body. He gave
his opinion that deceased hod been
dead about 36 hours, and the remains
were already becoming decomposed.
A morphine injector, with a sponge
saturated with the drug and a partially
filled bottle, were found in the room
and the presumption is that the unfortunate man, who wns known to be in
the habit of usiim morphine hypoder-
mically, had over-dosed himself, with
the result that death ensued. Mr.
Levy states that deceased hud been
missing since Wednesday morning.—
Colonist of 29th.
dliarccu with Bobbing a Church.
John Rogers was arrested by Officer
Levin about 7:30 o'clock last evening
charged with entering the R. C. Cathedral on View street, and stealing
therefrom two candlesticks and four
prayer books. Rudgers is the same
man who was arrested a fow days ago
un suspicion of being one of tho men
who entered Mr. Gage's residence, but
was discharged for want of sufficient
evidonco. The accused pawned tho
prnyer books nnd one of the candlesticks at A. A. Aaronson's, who noticing the names of the owners on the flyleaf of the books, at once concluded
the articles were stolen, and accordingly notified tho police. After quito a
search for Rodgers, Officer Levin found
him near the cathedral and took him
to the polico station. Upon being
seached, tho second candlestick was
found in his possession. The clergy
were unaware of the robbery until noti-
by the police officer. Rodger soys
that the articles were dropped by
another man and that he had picked
them up on the street. He will have
a hearing before the police magistrate
Advertising Iho I'll} and Dlslrlct.
John O'Farrel, tho Dublin buy,
mnde his appearance again in the dock
this morning to answer to the charge
of attempting to escape from justice.
In answer to Capt. Pittendrigh's quostion, O Farrel said he had never been
in jail before and didn't think be
would like it, so he tried to make his
escape. The magistrates, seeing that
the prisoner was thoroughly repentant,
sentenced him to one months imprisonment in addition to tho two monthB
already imposed, at the samo time
hinting to O'Farrel that if his conduct
in gaol was good the extra month
would be cancelled. John Hamilton,
charged with being drunk and incapable, gave bail yesterday for his appearance this morning, but as he did
not answer to the charge, the bail
was declared forfeited.
Henry T. Thrift, olerk of Surrey
municipality, was in the city yesterday,
and hss neirly recovered from the
effects of his late serious accident.
J. St. Glair Blackett, of Langley,
B. 0., was married in Oakland, Gal.,
on the 25th March, to Miss Martha
Robertson, one of Oakland's fairest
daughters. Rev. H. H. Rico was the
officiating clergyman. The bride was
the recipient of many numerous, handsome and costly presents. Mr. and
Mrs. Blackett arrived upon the
steamer to-day, sud received the congratulations of numeroui friends in
thii city.—Times.
The celebrated "folders," containing much and useful information concerning this city and district, are being turned out as fast as our steam
presses will do tho work. There has
been a good deal of bad management
in connection with this "folder," and
muoh time Inst unnecessarily, but the
publication is in goud shape at last,
and the many, thousands that wili
shortly be distributed abroad ennnot
fail to disseminate in a convenient
form, n guod deal of valuable and reliable information about the province
generally, nnd the royal city, and the
garden of the province—Westminster
district—particularly. Tho "folder"
contains a well executed and perspicuous map of tho district, 33x15 inches
(occupying the full size uf one side of
tho sheet), one page on the already far-
famed Harrison Hot Springs (ubout
GO miles from this eity), and two pages
each on British Columbia, New Westminster city, and the five municipalities, contributing tu tho work, of
Maple Ridge, Chilliwack, Surroy,
Lnngley, and Delta. The whole, when
folded with the title page on the outside, makes n neat and conveniently
handled "folder" of 7|x4 inches.
Ti-xuilii News.
The str. Muriel arrived this after-
uuoii from Texada with a number uf
passengers. The lut eat advices are
that the now company which is composed almost entirely of Vancouver
capitalists will immediately take over
a large crew of men, and commence
the development of the mine. It is
the intention of the new company to
construct a wharf at an early date so
ns to fncilinte the shipment of ore to
the Vancouver smelter. The Muriel
brought down about half a ton of ore
which is to be taken to Vancouver.
Mr. Hugh Kirke, the discoverer of
the ledges on which are situated the
Gladstone, Sally Bray, Waddle, North
Star and the Nut Cracker claims arrived by the Muriel to-day, and left
at this office a sample of dirt and broken rock from the Nut Oraokor claim
recorded by Mr. Dugdale now bonded
to Mr. Robert Evans and Hugh JameB
of this city. In the dirt can be soen
large pieces of gold. The sample indicates a very rich ledgo, the like of
which has never before been seen in
Britiah Columbia. Mr. Kirke and
the other owners are to be congratulated on the fortune that now awaits
them In the development of this ledge.
—Free Press, Thursday.
The challenge of Edmond Kelly, of
Winnipeg, to Wm. Fleming, of Mark-
ham, for the checker championship of
the Dominion, his been aooepted.
(From Daily Columbian, April 1.)
The ladiea should read whut Messrs.
Ogle, Campbell & Freeman have to
say in another column.
The police have started on the warpath after unlicensed dogs. Tho chief
says there is no April fpols juko about
The snag boat went, down to tho
mouth of tho river to-day tu continue
the work on tho sundhoads improvements.
At Vancuuver, yestorday, the Masonic Grand Lodge officers and nenrly
200 members of the order attended
Divine Service at St. James church.
The grand chaplain, Vory Worshipful
Brother Sillitoe, conducted the services.
Mr. Trapp's sale of city and surbur-
ban property on Saturday night was
very successful nod resulted iu establishing values in property which were
difficult to decide on before. Quite a
numbor of lots chnngod hands and nil
at very satisfactory figures.
Mrs. Sillitoe's sale of work, which
was held in the Queen's Hntel un Friday and Saturday, resulted must satisfactorily. A large number of tho
articles offered fur salo were disposed
of, aud the flower department, iu
charge of Miss Webster, added considerably to the proceeds uf the occasion.
The Oregonian soys: Salmon season
opens next Monday. In consequence
the lower Columbia assumes a very
lively appearence. Great preparations
are being made for a large pack this
Beason. This will give employment
to several thousand mon, who, as n
general thing, do not do muoh during
the winter.
A Lendon dispatch uf Thursday
states that tho Hudsun'a Bny Company's fur sales were very satisfactory.
The prices are much improved. Martins advanced 50 por cent, lynx 90,
fux 20 to70, otter25. Those improvo-
ed prospects are specially gratifying to
tho board just now, when the old order of things is being thoroughly overhauled.—Colonist.
A glance at the Exposition Fund today will show that the first "high water
mark" has boen reached, and the Fund
now foots up handsomely to §1002.85.
W. C. Coatham, T. M. Cunningham,
and A. E. Rand did the necessary
"beusting" right royally to the tune
of §25 apiece. Now for a lot of subscriptions from 81 up to raise the
second $1000.    No timo to lose.
Work in tho Perry Creek tunnel is
said to be going nn day and night.
The naturo of the ground is Btill that
of a canyon, full of boulders. One ut
these was of such gigantic size as tu
require several dnys blasting for its removal, The gold, about 180 ounces
for January and February, is now getting very coarse. The personnel of the
Bank of B. O. declared it to be the
beat quality of gold ever received by
them of B. O, mines.
The repairs to the str. Belle, made
necessary by the accident last week in
which she broke her shaft and lust her
propellor, were completed on Saturday. The hunt for the lost propellor
was unsuccessful and it is probable it
iB buried forever in tho bed of tho
river. The Belle left for Victoria
early this morning to tow ovor the
government dredger, which will be employed for some weeks in deepening
the water along the Royal City Mills
The Channel Improvements.
Eighteen of the thirty-five mattrasses
for the river mouth improvements
have been laid by MesstB. G. W. Gilley
iSr- Co., and the remaining seventeen
will be Bunk in position, next week.
All the rock necessary for weighting
theso mattrasses down and for keeping
them in proper pusitiun is stored on
the river bank ready for use. With
the laying of those tho contract will be
completed, and the effect of this additional line of mattrasses on the sandheads channel will bo watched with
greBt interest.
Cruelty lo Animals.
• The manner of londingcattle on to tho
steamers colls for a change of some
sort. Some fifty spectators to the attempts of a numbor uf men to drive a
few Btubburn cattle aboard the steamer
Princess Louise thia ufiemouu were
almost sickened at the brutality used,
Sticks of two and throe inches in thickness were smashed on the poor animals backs, and the goad was eo freely
nud barbarously used that the blood
dripped from their bodies to the
ground. The Columbian haB called
attention to this cruelty before and it
must be almost time that some of our
humane citizens were moving in the
Serious Accident.
Surrey Delegation.
Mr. Jas. Punch, reeve of Surrey
municipality, nnd Coun. John Armstrong, went-down to Victoria to-day
asa delegation from Surf ey to 'urge
upon tho government lho claims of
their municipality to an extra appropriation for necessnry road work beyond the means of tho corporation to
undertake. As a considerable part of
Surroy is wouded, leaking tho road
work heavy, and tho municipality obtained a large number of new settlors
lust year, and an increased numbor aro
reasonably expected during tho present year, on account of the impetus
given by tho Southern Railway, wo
think that tho government should
favorably consider the request of the
The Cily Assessment.
Tho city assessment hvs been completed by AsseBsment Comiuiasiuner
Cotton and his assistants, Messrs. Johnston Gray and Clow. The work bus beon
well und thoroughly done, and turned
out tu be a much more gigantic under-
tuking than was at lirst expected,
The grand totals are 113 follows:
Total Value of Land S!,SM,8R0.0O
" Buildings    008,886.00
Grand Total 83,588,215.00
Exemptions     011,21)0.00
Valueof Rateable Property 52,021,015.00
Theso figures are greatly in excess uf
what was anticipated when the work
was commenced. The land is rated at
9-10th value and buildings ut j}ds value.
Tho work uf tbo assesscrs has lasted 6
weeks, and censidering tho extent uf
the undertaking it hss been rapidly
accomplished. The now city charter
provides thnt notices be Bent to each
ratopayer ut their property ns taxed,
nnd these will bo mailed within a few
days. Tbe report of the assessors will
be presented tn the city council tonight
Clllllltlt   lit   ',-.:,,\.
.fanirs L. Sprouster who was last
week remanded un charge uf stealing
two $20 bills and sumo smaller money
appeared before Oaptnin Pittendrigh
this morning in tho district court and
was discharged, ns the evidence againat
him wns nut sufficient inr a conviction.
At tlie snme time the magistrate expressed ihe opinion that there was no
iiioi-iii doubt as lo his guilt. As Sprous-
lei was about iu walk awny Chief
Pearce re-arrested hiin un tli" charge
of stealing from uite Joseph Tays, at
Port. Moody, on or about the 15th dny
of March, a gold chain, 2 gold rings, u
gold lock and a seal, the whole valued
ai- $107. Mr. Tays gave evideucu tu
losing these articles all uf which were
either stamped or marked in such a
way us tu prevent any failure in their
identification. A ring nud the chain,
looket und seal were produced by Chief
Pearce and identified by Mr. Toys ns
his property. Chief Pearce gnve evidence to finding the ring in Sprouster's
hat, whero it was cunningly hid in the
lining. The locket, seal Mid chain
were'handed over to the police by Mrs.
Levi, who had advanced $5 tu the
prisoner on them. Sprouster tried tu
make out that Mr. Tays had lent him
the ohuin, but this wus indignantly denied. Captain Pittendrigh committed
Spruuster tu stand his trial at the next
assizes. Some half dozen robberies of
a similar nature to this hnvo occurred
in Port Moody during the lust few
months, and though Sprouster has been
suspected nothing oould be proved
against him, and he would probably
havo escaped justico but for Chief
Pearce's careful search of tho prisoner's
0. F. Green, of Ladners, gave us a
call this morning.
Mrs. F. Goodacre, whu fur fuur
years has faithfully and must satisfactorily held the poat uf assistant matron
at the provincial asylum for the insane, has resigned her oflice in that
institution and loft to-day fur Tacumn,
W. T., where Bho will reside in futuro. Mrs. Goodacre carries away the
best wishes uf her host of friends in
On Saturday evening about 9 o'clock
an old lady named Mrs Ilennesoy,
while proceeding along Columbia street
missed her footing and fell into the excavation being made for the foundation for Mr. Sheriff Armstrong's new
block. Although no bones were broken, Mra. Henneaoy received severe injuries, and which will confine her to
bed for a time. The great wonder is
that the fall did not result fatally. She
was carried home and reoeived proper
medical attendance. It is about time
the board of works insisted on all contractors taking proper precautions for
the safety of foot passengers where
excavations are being made or where
lumber is piled on the streets. The
Columbian has many a time pointed
out tho danger arising from the carelessness exhibited in connection with
building operations, and it Is to be
hoped now that a serious aooldent hss
ocourod some steps for the better safe-
t-> of the publio will be taken.
What Wns Spoken at Home or lhc Cily
Hnnctiiurli'H ITcsH'rdny.
In the absence of the Rector, Rov.
Phillip Woods preached a'. Holy Trinity Church yesterday morning, taking
for his text II Oorinthiaiis, VI chapter
and 1st verso: Wo then us woiitors together with Him, beseech you also thnt
yo roccivo not the grnco of God in vain.
•'This the fourth Sunday in Lont iu
commonly called "Refreshment Sim-
day" and naturally we think of grnco ;
and thia morning 1 would like tu talk
to you of the great grnco of God. Wo
have a now life in Josus ond John tells
us wo must bring forth good fruit or bo
cut down und thrown into the firo.
•Recoivo not the grace of God in vain';
or in other words when y.iu receive it,
see that you mako good use of it. If
we say we have no sin, snith the Lord,
we deceive ourselves ond the truth is
not in us. Sin separates us from God,
and wilful and unrepented sins must
end in eternal separation. If we then
are separate from God, how can we be
bound to him again ? By grace can we
be savod through faith I We must repent ; God gives us forgiveness of our
■ins freely, bnt he requires true repentance. Forgiveness moans wo can
again be united with God. Ab wo need
forgiveness bo do we require strength
every dny of our lives to help us obey
our Father's will. We may be restored
to God's grace and favor, but this is not
enough, we must continue on the path
of penitence. We need the gift of
God's saving graco, and God gives this
in several ways; by the Sacrament,
the Holy Ghost, baptism and confirmation. In the Holy Communion we
receive the gift of saving grace through
the broad and wino, which ia for the
strengthening and refreshment of the
body and soul. For it is by the power
of the Holy Spirit wo nre enabled to
receive tho body and blood of Jesus
Christ. 'Ho who eatoth my flesh and
drinketh my blood shall havo eternal
life.' In order to mako a worthy communion wo must make a completo separation from sin. Except a man be
baptized he cannot be saved, and unless mun be born again he cunnot see
the throne of God. Wo hove then in
these a menus of Buving grace. There
is no end of Gud's grnco nnd He is willing to supply it, and you need never
nsk in vain. Lot us evor be on our
guard of receiving His grace in vain,
by resolving to resist and overcome
temptation. If we try to do this honestly, tho better we will succeed. God
gives us gifts and he expects us tu
mako use of them, so lot us endeavor
to receive the grace and to receive it
not in vain."
At tho Baptist church yeBtorday
morning Rov. Mr. Porter, of London,
Ont, occupied the roatum nnd preached from 27 Matthew part 51 verse.—
"Behold, the veil of the temple was
rent in twain from the top to the bottom,"—and spuke substantially as follows: In the 9th chap, of Hebrews the
apostle Paul speaks nf the tabernacle
as a figure of the frue, and using the
parts us illustrations, especially as referring to Josus Christ, he takes the
old and material things aB stepping
stones and thus leads the people up to
higher uud better things. Let us follow tho apostle this morning. Whero
evor yuu find the word behold in the
bible, it is thero to arrest your attention to sumthing of speoial import and
here, thus prefaced, the attention of
men fur all time is called tu the closing
scenes ot tlio crucifixion whore, while
heaven and earth witness, the veil of
the templo nil at once is seen to part.
Here the rev. gentlemen graphically
pictured the veil of the temple, in ita
minutest details, which was so sucred
that no ono on pain of death was allowed
iu enter except the high priest, nnd he
only on tho day uf atonement. One
specially favored individual, slowly,
cautiously and with sucred step, enters,
und there stood in tho presence of the
Must High to minister for himself and
his people. Su sacred and solemn wob
the place that this favored one must
piopuro himself with blood, A time
cine, the most inunoutuus one in the
wurld's history, when Jesus, suspended
betwixt heaven and earth, drinks in
the Inst drop of agony, und under the
terriblo Buffering expires, and, nmid,
tho manifestations of divine power,
behold I behold! the veil is rent, not by
nny agency on the earth, but from the
top to the bottom an invisible hand
rends it apart and opens up the holy
of holies in the temple. This suggests
two or three things:—1st, That in and
through tho death of Christ God revealed what never was, or could be,
understood before. Men of knowledge
hnd stretched their necks trying to
peer into the wisdom of God. All
Gud's word portrayed his greatness,
his power, his glory; but amid the
many manifestations of these, oil the
world, instead of finding Him out, had
lost their knowledge of Him, nnd disowned Him up to the time of Christ's
crucifixion. Prophets had certain
things revealed tn them, and as they
wero instructed thoy wroto; yet they
understood not, it was not for them to
know, the full import, but for others
who Bhuuld live afterwnrd. Angels
were bullied, hemmed in by a veil of
darkness, nnd it was nut until Gud,
through His Son, revoalcd to them hiB
infinite goudness and wisdum
that they understood Him. Never
did the world's eye open to His
goodness and His juBticn as whon
he gavo His Son Jesus Christ up
to the death of tho cross fur sinful
men, Whut, infinite love. What divine compassion. All His works praise
Him, but tho death of Christ reveals
His love and justico fur a ruined race.
No wundor heuvon atoops, angels gaze
in wonder, nud tho centurion in fear
declares that "Truly, truly this is the
Son of Gud." Thus to-day we gather
together in our sanctuary nnd contrast
wlint has gono before; tho veil parts
and rolls back, and the mother with
her child, the teacher with the scholar
and the Cliristaiu by the wny side can
understand; nu longer do we stand
without, but luokin, enter in, in to the
fullness of the liberty ut the Son of
God, and glorious is the Bight nnd experience. Again I would call to your
attontion that the rending of the veil
suggests that any, all are allowed
not only to luok but tn enter. Jesus
Christ as a saviour, had two thoughts,
two phases uf work to accomplish, to
put away sin, und tu bring us nigh,
and us puuplo wu need not stand without, but as Paul, having boldness in
tho liberty through Him who has loved us, we enn come nigh nnd enter;
the vilost may come, and this morning thore ia ringing out over hill and
valley the invitation to come, aince
Jesus died the obstacles are broken
down, tho difficulties are out of the
way, and only one thing separate that
is sin, and when God stood over Jesus
Christ on Calvary, laying our iniquities
upon Him, pouring into His soul the
grief of a lost race until His heart
broke, His Spirit fled, and in the utterance of his last worda, "It ls finished," the scheme of redemption wss complete and the tabernacle is open to the
whole world and now you snd I may
do as the high priest, wash in the blood
and enter in. Tho rending of the veil
suggests the levelling up of humsnity,
the equalizing of the race. Sin had
scattered and degraded. Calvary lifts
men up and makes sll men equal, in
the highest senso, giving all the privilege of going into the presence ot tho
Highest and communing with God and
coming forth aud scattering benediction, and lovo and peace. Angels
wishod for this privilogo to minster to
others. Let us appreciate our privileges, and enter tho service of tho
Most High so that we may enter the
holy of holies, which is open to one
and to all.
The Rt Rev. Bishop Sillitoe preuchl
ed last night in the Oddfellow's Hall
to a very fair  and  deeply  ottentiyi
oudienco, taking for hiB text Romanl
8th o. Ilth and 14th vs.—"But if th<
Spirit of Him  that  raised  up  Jesui
frum the dead dwell in you, He that
raised up Christ from the dead shol
nlso  quicken your mortal bodies bj
His Spirit that dwolleth in you.   Fo
as many ob are lod by the Spirit of God!
they are the sons of God."   The Bis
hop spoke ns follows :   Deur friends
looking along  tho  way of  sulvation,
following the process uf Christian edi
fication through two stages, having be
gun by considering the  depth  of  th
fall and tho corruption of uur nature
we cume to the necessity for the turn
ing back of tho prodigal soul to God
further Btill, the justification of tho
soul in God's sight by faith iu Jesu
Christ; but this is not nil, because th
process so fur brings us only up to th
present  hour.     Sulvation,   therefore
cunnot be said to be assured for us a
yet.   There is the whole futuro of ou
earthly life, with nil its changes on
chances, withallitsterribletouiptntioni
And, dear friends, what suul is ther
who does nut knuw, wbo dues not feej
and has not  experienced,   what  thf
futuro is after conversion nud jusiif
cation ?   Oh, how many souls there ar
who, having fallen into evil,  by th
power uf the grace uf God have louket
up with contrite heart and made th
most earnest resolution for a change c
life, and yet   u   day   was enough   tl
break up   I hut   resolution.   And  scp
neither  conversion nor justification!
nor both together, form tiny guarantee!
at all as regards the future.   There il
abundance uf holy scripture tcstimoul
to this fact.    St. Peter,  for  example!
tells us how it wuuld have been bettej
for some not to bavo knuwn the wuyo
righteousness thun to have knuwn ant
turned therefrom.   And we hnve evel
St. Paul contemplating the pussibilil;
that ho himself might becomo a casta,
way ; and surely wu aro not going t
doubt for ono moment that Si.  Pin
wns both converted and justified.   S
you see that we havo got to go a sie
further still than conversion in orde
that tho whole will  of  God  may b
accomplished.   And the will of God i
what!   The Bible tells us,   "This   i
tho will of God,   even  your  sunctifi
cation."    Sanctificutiun is,  therefore
tho next step in the way of salvation
Conversion has delivered the soul frof
the bondage,   justification  from   th
condemnation, uf sin, but sin still ro
mains, and nover till death will  th
suul bo  completely  delivered.   Con
version is u chnngo uf heart, but nut o
untitle ; tho oid nature still remains
the nature that loves to chuose fur it
self, the naturo that would always d
what is easy and shirk what is hurt
and what  is  unpleasant.   The  guui
that we would we du not, tho evil tha
we would not that we do.   It is no
that wo ure ignorant of what is right
but  it ia that the will   is   nut  atronj
enough, whilo the flesh is tun strung
"As many na nre lod by the Spirit o
Gud thoy nro the suns of God"   It i
the Spirit of God that duea the worl
of  sunclificatbn,   and   through  than
Spiiit is wrought the whole work ol
salvation,   The work of sniictificutiuhl
tho speaker showed wns hinderod b-|
wilfulness on man's part,   instead  ol
which there  should   be  co-operntiorl
with the Spirit's holy influences iindT
impulses.   Christ must be taken us tha
pattern, whose meat wns not to do Hisl
own will, but the will uf His Fat her J
who sent him.   For our comfort uno]
encouragement Christ tells us, "TokeT
my yoke upon you and lonrn uf me,]
fur ury yoko is ensy and my burden isi
light.*'   Moy we oil be enabled to do]
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l-tght Urnlii-nut-.
Partridge Cochhlni|
Plymouth Uocku,
V   White faeeBl-kSpanlsli
White Crested, Black   and Goldeq
Poland »*
Houdansi      Silver-pencilled   IlnmJ
Blaoki Red and Pitt Games.
Toulouie Gceie,      Rouen Ducks.
My Yards aro open for inspection.
s-*rrhey aro not only mado of thi
Choicest Tobacco but they arc o
Home Manufacture, ond should b
patronized by all good citizons,
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
dwWnoly I
•iLy British gouumbian
isdrny Morning-, April s, isse.
Fraser Blver Navigation.
The resolution referring to tho building of tho 0. P. R. bridge across the
Fraser River at the Mission, introduced by Mr. Ladner yesterday, deserves some attention. It is not often
that a member of the opposition brings
An Axeman from Mnil Bay »s «
cal Critic.
I1 Ity Charier Amendments.
'■] will be found three import
'■tons (50, 51, and 52)  of   the        	
uont act, as finally passed in the I forffard a mattet contaiaiDg so much
1 that is of interest to the  community,
r-ire on Wednesday referring to
" ':n Railway matters principally:
by-laws of tho corporation of
of New Westminster, pasBed
'3th day of August, 1888, and
as the "Ferry Service By-law,
*nd,"Workshops Bonus By-law,
Jure hereby declared to bo and
<e absolutely valid and binding
,'ie said corporation according tu
'ns thereof (but without preju-
:the powers hereinafter oonfer-
Regards the disposition nf the
s, of  the  debentures  therein
d for), and shall not be quash-
jt aside on any ground what-
',hd it shall be lawful fur the
j of the oity to Bell and dispose
debentures therein mentioned,
Oart thoreof,  upon such torms
may by resolution at any time,
'ae to time, approve, and there-
1 apply any sum not exceeding
X) of tbe proceeds thereof in
he construction of the line of
i   of   the   New   Westminster
,rn Railway Company, and nny
ijops or works or ferry or bridge
'.ted therewith, by any person or
. ttion willing  tn  construct  the
[pr any railway or works similar
'ti, in such manner aud upon such
though he undoubtedly represented a
largo part of the national sentiment.
All causes having his powerful advocacy mado a distinct advance in the estimation of the.world.   Pursuing  bis
|i''»s tho said council may, subject
Ih i Act, by resolution at any time,
I'm time to time, approve; but
fed council shall,  before paying
jly suoh moneys, take, in the
,'of   the  corporation  afroesaid,
nd  sufficient  security,   tu  the
.tion of the then manager of the
,  jf British Columbia   at  New
| rinster, for the construction and
:on of the said railway and work-
'or ferry, in conformity with the
'ons and stipulations moie fully
_   ; in a certain agreement dated
■ inly, 1888, and made betwoen
riw Westminster Southern Rail-
3ompany,  therein described of
ne  part,  and  C.   M.  Sheafe
ii,  therein   described   of   the
.part, a true notarial copy of
W agreement has been dspnsited
'.'■'he  Manager of the Bank  of
-A Oolumbia at New WestminBter
/boll be lawful for said council,
' time to time, to make and enter
any agreement or agreements,
!,''ir deeds, whatsoever with any
\ person or corporation, fur the
''ae of carrying out the said ogree-
• according to the true intent and
ng thereof as may be necessary
, jedient
1 iwithBtanding anything contained
- said by-laws, or either of' them,
111 be lawful for tbe said council,
i lolutinn at any time, or from time
'lie, to provide for the issue of new
Uures for the whole or any por-
■ jf the said sum of 8150,000, at
Tate or rates of intereat respect-
,'not greater than six per cent,
.Say-may think Ut, and to make
'ime and the interest thereon pay-
Jat such place or places respectively
.'. ey may think fit, and to make
enter into any agreement or agree-
• s with the purchaser or purchns-
ii {the Baid debentures, or any of
'"i, for the purchase or redemption
,em, or any of them, in such man-
! nd upon suoh terms and conditions
>fiiy be agreed upon with nny such
11 leaser or purchasers.
.'shall be lawful fur the said ouuncil
i itime to time, by by-law. to re-
i the rates provided for by the Baid
ws to such rate as may be suffi-
. jj, according to the Inst revised as-
|- lent roll for the time being, to
do for the monies necessary to be
(' 1 in the then current year for
ng fund and interest,
'^withstanding anything herein
lined, the Baid "Ferry Servico
..jaw, 1888," and "Workshops
', is By-Law, 1888," may be ropenl-
I,' y the said counoil, in like manner
(> Baid act had not been passed.
| id council, shall notwithstanding
\ (ling in the principal or this act
t;'lined, have full power; To enter
Han agreement or'bond with Her
festy Queen Victoria, represented
|7ie honorable the chief commission-
|-' lands and work of the province of
i leh Oolumbia, in such terms as
,','bo fixed by resolution of said
";:oil, approved of by Baid chief
' nUwioner, forthe purpose of no-
| 'ing lands on Lulu Island;
> acquire, obtain and deal  with,
Bi - mortgage, or leaso, real property
1 nging. to the corporation on Lulu
[ntd, whon acquired, with full power
'authority to execute all deeds and
|j fUtnentB, to effectuate same,   and
,'noneyB received in respeot thoreof,
i', be uaed to oarry out the condi-
j of any grant of said lands, and in
hying out the   agreement under
jjoh said grant was obtained, provid-
■,that tho nssent of the ratepayers of
, municipality of tho said corpora-
■' shall first be had and obtained in
('manner as is requisite for the issue
JfebentureB for the raising of any
: notwithstanding anything in   this
contained the mayor and council
from time to time ss they  shall
Resolution authorize or direet, ex-
Jd municipal funds in that portion
\uilu Island lying outside the city
,ts, forthe purpose of reclaiming,
ining, dyking or otherwise improv-
| that portion of said Island whioh
Twithin the city limits, subject to
i"„ assent of tho ratepayers in  like
liner aB is provided in the last sec-
T  ■-"   ——5—-s-SBS-aBB999
{John,   alias  "Clutoh,"  Donohuo,
,V wos released  from  the Kingston
If Mr. Ladner's information is correct,
the plans for the bridge in question
call for a space on oithor side  of  tho
Bwing of but  sixty  feet,   Thia would
give but a slight leeway for  the  passage of the steamer especially when it
is considered tliot tho current is rapid
at this point, and would bu made more
so by tho rush of water past the centro
pier and side piling.   But when, as is
almost overy day the  caso, scows  aro
lashed  to  the  stern-wheel   steamer
thore would not be sufficient room for
twu to pass.   A side-wbeel steamer of
the width of  the Yosemite would  be
unable to pass at all.   The construction of the bridge as at  preaent  proposed, would thus result ill the placing
of a serious obstruction to the safe and
proper navigation uf the river.   It  is
not necessnry to question the  motives
that prompted the 0. P. R. authorities
thus  to  obstruct   river   navigation.
There were undoubtedly of a selfish
oharaoter, probably for the purpose of
forcing traffic by rail instead of  by
steamer, which would result to the
serious detriment of the trade of Westminster city, and to the disadvantage
of the whole district.   The resolution,
bringing the attention of   the  federal
government to tho matter, was passed
unanimously by the house, and thia
action, combined with the  efforts of
various municipal bodies in WestminBter district, will no doubt reBult  in
the increase of the Bpacea to one  hundred feet in width, which, it is considered, will be equal to any  emergency.
This is the width of the swing  on tbe
E. & N. Railway bridge over Victoria
harbor, and it is not too large  for the
traffio.   The Canadian Pacific authorities ask a great deal,  and generally
take considerably mure than is granted, but in the Mission bridgo  matter
they  apparently want a great d—1
moro than is reasonable.—Colonist.
itentiary a few days ago, is doad.
hilo extinguishing a tire in his
idonco, Jas. Ironside fell down
rs and broke his neck.
Victouia, Maroh 29.—The Bpeaker
took tho choir at 2 p. m. Prayers
were read by Rev. Mr. Beanlands.
Mr. Ladner presented the report uf
the select committee appointed to enquire into the artesian well boring.
The committeo is of opinion that one
test is not sufficient and that others
should bo made. The report
The provincial secretary brought
down the government bill in respect of
grants of land for charities.
Mr. Ladner moyed that "whereas
great anxiety is now felt with regard
to the width of the draw in the proposed bridge at St. Mary's Missiun
owing to the draw being only 60 feet
wide and some steamers on the Fraser
have a width of 41 feet thus leaving
only 91- feet on each side, the river at
that point alao having a very strong
current: Be it therefore resolved that
a respectful address bo presented to
the lieutenant-governor requesting
him to call the attention of the Dominion government to the question
and urge that the abovo bridge be so
constructed as not to interfere with
the safe navigation of the river." The
mover said that this bridge question
was of interest to tho country and
Bhould receive tho attention of the
government. He spoke of several
boats plying uu the river which were
very wide une being wider than the
proposed draw. If the bridge is left
as planned, it would interfere greatly
with river navigation. There was a
swift current at this point of the river.
The draw was too narrow and he hoped that some pressure would be
brought to bear on the Dominion gov.
ernment to have the draw widened.
The ohief commissioner of works
thought the resolution a very wiso one
as GO feet for a draw seemed very narrow in a river like the Fraser. He
pointed out that no plans hod been
Bent to the provincial governmont concerning tho bridge.
Mr. Dunsmuir said ho -was not suro
but what it might be better that the
draw should bu sixty feet in width.
Tho resolution was curried.
The house then went into committee,
Mr. Higgins in the chair, on the Bupply
bill. The committeo roso and reported
the bill complete with amendments.
On motion to rocoive the report
Mr. Grnnt spoko against it, stating
that if the government got their supplies, they could closo the house at any
The provincial secretary Baid tliot
the government hud repeatedly stated
that it had nu such intention.
The repurt wob received, adopted,
read the third time and passed.
The house then went into committee, Mr. Duck in the choir, to consider
the Vancouver incorporation aot
amendment act. Tho bill waa reported
complete with amendments to be considered on Monday.
The provincial secretary moved the
second reading of the bill granting a
subsidy to the Kootenay Railway Co.
After about on hour's debate the second reading was carried. The house
went into committee on the bill, Mr.
Moson in the chnir. At li o'clock the
committee rose, reported progress and
asked leavo to sit again. The house
then adjourned till 7:30.
The speaker again took the choir at
7:30 p. m.
The Kootenay Railway Oompany
bill was read a third time and  passed.
The mineral bill was read a third
time and passed.
The Oanadian Wostern Railway bill
passed its socond reading. The bill
granting lands in Lulu Island to tho
oity of Westminster, passed ita aecond
reading.    The medical and surgery
Editor Columbian:—At the foot of
the column of "Notes  and Comments"
iu your issue of the 14th inst. there appears the  apparent  and  startling  discovery by a correspondent of the London
Daily News, that a typographical error
inthe book of Zcchariah, chap,  XI.
verse 17:   "Woo to the  idol  shepherd
that leaveth the flock," etc., which  ho
would correct by substituting tho word
"idle" for idol" had  escaped all  other
readers and students of the Bible since
1839; and tho revising company had consigned the fault to oblivion by using the
word "worthless" avoiding any reference
marginal or otherwise to the  alteration
made.   A statement of this character in
a doily paper circulating in populous
distriots—where other reading matter is
both abundant and  diversified—might
pass unchallenged; but coming in Ins
Columbian, as a sweet morsel to a sojourner in camp where other current literature is rare, it could scarcely be expected to puss unnoticed.   In this cose,
tho writer wearied with swinging an axe,
aud thirsting to know the truo inwardness of the niatter, resolved that the day
of rest Bhould  be  pressed into unusual
service.   A dusty Hebrew Bible, Gesen-
ius' Lexicon, and Young's Concordance-
world renowned—were consulted.   With
ono accord they declared that the worthy
correspondent had advanced his views
through n  "density of ignorance" unequalled figuratively by the London fog.
The Hebrew Bible has tbe word elil as
the original; Gesenius shows that the
word is derived from the verb alal, and
means "nought," a "thing of nought,"
"of no   value,"   worthless,"    "vain,"
"empty," "idols as nought or nothing,"
and gives Job xiii, verse 4, as an example:
"physicians of no value."  Young's Concordance shows that the word elil is used
In that sense in the following texts, viz:
Lev. xix, 4, "Turn ye not unto idols,"
&c,j Lev. xxvi, 1, "Ye shall make ye no
idols," io.; I; Chr. x.vi, 26, "For all the
gods of the people are idols"; Ps, xovi,
6, "For all the gods of the nations are
idols"; Ps. xcvii, 7, "That boost themselves of idols"; Is. ii, 8, ''Their land also
is full of idols"; Is. ii, 18, "And the idols
he shall utterly abolish"; Is. ii, 20, "His
idols of silver and his idols of gold"; ls.
x, 10, "And hath found tho kingdoms of
tho idols"; Is. x, 11, "As I have done
unto Samaria and her idols"; Is. xix, 1,
"The idols of Egypt shall bo moved"; Is.
xix, 3, "They shall aeek to the idols"; Is.
xxxi, 7, "His idols of silver and his idols
of gold"; Ez. xxx,  13, "I will also destroy tho idols",  Hab. ii, 18, "That
trnsteth therein to mako dumb idols";
Zee. xi, 17, "Woe to the idol shepherd
that leaveth the flock."   The word ra-
phah, which means "idle," "remiss," is
used in Ex. v, 8, "They be idle, therefore they cry," also, Ex, v, 17, "Ye arc
idle, ye are idle."   The words of a well-
known professor como to the mind: "You
cannot improvo  on  the words of tlio
book."  An immense Douglas pine, laboring under a prolonged squall, rivets
attention. Many a dark and threatening
sccue that treo haa survived!
Logging Camp, Mud Bay.
 Mr. Gladstouo concluded by
Baying that Mr. Bright's name was indelibly written in the nnnals of time
upon the hearts uf the great overspreading vuco tu which he belonged,
whose wide extension he rejoiced to
see, and whose power and prominence
he bolioved wero full of promienco nnd
glory fur the best interests of mankind.
Eulogistic speeches were ulso mnde
by Mr, W. H. Smith, Lord Hartington, Mr. Chamberlain and Mr. Justin
McCarthy. Mr. McCarthy said that
he heartily endorsed tho noble speech
of Mr. Gladstone. His memory of
Irish events carried him back to tho
time whon Mr. Bright hud championed the Irish cause and therefore he
claimed the right of Ireland to lay a
wreath of immortelles upon that states-
miin'a grave.
London, Mur.  30—The numerous
disasters and collisions which have oc-
curcd recently   nlnng  the  coasts  of
Great Britain, have reopened the question aB to whether any precaution  is
taken to  ascertain  the integrity  of
aight and color vision among Bailors of
the mercantile marine.   An official of
the department of the board of trade;
who has  jurisdiction in such matters,
said this afternoon:   "Itis extremely
important that  attention  should  be
drawn to this matter, h cause  evon if
a man has satisfactorily passed the vision  test, preparatory tu signing articles, he  muy si ill subsequently lose
keeness of sight, and become in  addition, to all intents and purposes, culor
blind.   The cause which lends to  this
untoward condition uf things is invari-
bly the abuse nf tobaccu.   The  disorder is knuwn to opthalmic surgeons as
"tobacco amblyopia," and  the  worst
feature of the case  is  that  the  man
himself is unable tu appreciate the serious luss he has sustained in color perception, while even his failure of vis-
inn doos not at first attract his  attention.   Green, and red the two  oolors
of all others with whioh he has to deal,
become in advanced -cases  altogether
imperceptible.     A  slight  reflection,
bowevor, will shew that to place  suoh
a mon iu a lookout's position, perhaps
on accuunt of his previous good record
for Bight, would be unquestionably  to
court disaster.   When, however, it is
remembered how much the  safety  of
ships in crowded throughfares  at  sea
depends upon the good  sight  of  the
sailors, expediency alone would   suggest tho urgency  of  submitting  the
crews tu a peridodicul examination   of
the vision nnd colur  sense,   nnd  the
aecrotory of the board  of  trade  will
shortly issue au order  directing  that
such examinations should be held."
Minute doses of corrosive sublimate—one of the most powerful
poisons known—havo been given for
cholera, with remarkable success, by
a French doctor in Tonquin.
No less than forty-nine congresses for the consideration of important subjects—largely scientific
—have been authorized by a committeo of the Paris Exhibition.
Prof. Haddon, of Dublin, declares
that a species of fish [Periophthal-
mus) of Torres Straits breathes
largely through its tail-fin. Though
living much out of water, it was
not aflected by prolonged submersion,
but soon died when its tail had been
The Society for the Promotion of
Industry, in Germany, has offered
21,000 marks in prizes for solutions
of various problems. The largest
prize—600 marks and a silver medal
■is to bo given for the best essay
the extent to which the chemical
A Question of Vital Importance to
Largo Families.
composition of steel is  a  standard
for the usefulness  of  edged  tools.
Late Despatches.
bill was read a third time and passed.
Ottawa, March 29.—Senator Mac
donald of British Columbia, will enquire of the Senato next week as to
the futuro attitude of Canada in respect of the contentions ot the American Government to its possession of
exclusive rights in Behring Sea.
In the House to-day Hon. Edgar
Dewdney moved the first reading of
the Bill respeotidg the re-conveyance
of certain lands to tho Province of
British Columbia. He explnined that
by this Act it was proposed to mako a
recovery to the Provinco of Britiah
Columbia of 45,000 acres of land which
owing to a misunderstanding nf the
railway graut belonged to that Pru-
vince. These lands were not, as supposed, within tho railway belt, und
they had been taken over by the Dominion on that understanding.
Hon, Charles H. Tupper introduced
a bill to amend the Steamboat Inspection Act. He explained that under the
Act as it was at present, there is a formula for testing boilers. This prevented engines built in England, though
up to the standard of the British Board
of Trade, from being passed by the
steamboat inspectors under this act.
Tho objeot of this bill was to give tbo
Governor-General in Council power to
amend the Act from time to time so as
to render such engines in steamships
ndniissnblo for inspection.
Gladstone's eulouy.
London, March 29.—In the  house
of commons this  evening  Mr.   Glad-
atone delivered an oratiun un the  life
nnd services of  the  late  Mr.   John
Bright   Mr.   Bright's  life, he  said,
had been hnppy in a  remarkable  degree, evon to the moment of his departure.   He hnd  lived  to  see  tho
triumph of almost every great cause to
which lie hud  especially  devoted  his
heart and mind.    He hud  established
a speoial claim to  the admiration  of
those who had otherwise differed with
him by  his  concurrences with them
upon the prominent questions of  the
hour.   Though he had separated himself from tho great bulk of the liberals
on tho Iriah question, there had never
been  n  word  uf  disparagement  on
either sido.   Mr. Briglit'B views with
regard to the  Crimean war  he,  Mr.
Gladstone, had been unable  to  agree
with, but bo hud nover felt profoundly
what must have been the moral elevation of thoso who  hud nil  their lives
been nuttured in the temple of popular
approval, yet who could at a moment's
notice consent to part with  the whole
of that favor they enjoyed and which,
their opponents might think, wos tho
very breath of their nostrils.   During
the crisis of 1868 whon the fato of the
Irish ohurch hung in the balance, Mr.
Gladstone Baid it was a difficult task for
him tu induce Mr. Bright to enter the
ministry, bo little did office attract him.
Mr. Bright's eloquence and courage
wore shown when in 1861,  foreseeing
the issue of the strugglo in America,
ho stood sb the representative of a
A Cute Trick.
It haa been learned that the Chinaman who disturbed the slumbers of a
newspaper mnn this morning, while in
search of a lawyer, wanted to get out
a capias to arrest a fleecing debtor,
who was on the boat leaving for the
north. Not being able to get the necessary document, the Chinaman employed a fellow countryman to ga down
to the boat and kick up a row with the
decamping debtor, when both parties
wore airested by the police, ond now
the creditor hns tho bulge on the subject of bis solicitude. Leave a Chinaman alone to get the best of any one
who tries to fleece him ont of the almighty dollar.—Standard of 29th.
llllooet links.
Winter is un the wane, ns the presence of our summer birds reveal to us
that delightful spring is close ut hand.
So the Lillooet bridge is complete.
Why, it should have been built half a
century ago, when Lillooet and Pear-
sonville were in their bloom. But the
government could not do justice nt
the proper time. There are many
things in this world that always come
too late.
Thore will be considerable prospecting done on the head waters of Bridge
River and its tributaries during the
summer, not only for gold, but for
quartz as well.
At St. Mary'B River, James Nevins
hns run a tunnel 65 feet, but at this
juncture the tunnol coved in—caused
by the froat leaving tho ground. Tho
pruspects are gratifying, as pieces
ranging from 5 tu 10 cents hove frequently boen picked up on the bed
 1   m ,	
-ili-lcnriilna-lrnl Observations    nt   New
Westminster fur March 18MI.
Mean temperature  47.8
Above March mean    7.8
Highest max C5.0
Lowest min  31.0
Moan of mux  65.8
Mean of min	
Rainfall in inches	
Below March mean	
Dnya raiu fell	
Greatest day's foil	
Snow In Inches none
Cloudy days     10
Partially cloudy  1*
Windiest day in miles	
Calmest,   "        "   	
Total miles of wind	
Highest Barometer, 10th,.
Lowest       "        14th..,
| day,
ibshssstjs. srasst-w sss
, 132
. 41
, 2430
Halos ,       5
Temperature of river, 31th  44.0
5th, swallows and frogs. From tho
Ilth to 17th the barometer did not
rise above 29.33.
A. Peele, Gapt'n.
Tho Montreal Witness says an of-
fort is being made to induce the Jesuits
to withdraw their action againBt the
Toronto Mail now that they havo triumphed at Ottawa ao as to end the
whole dispute.
Possible Height of Brick
Walls.—In a number of tests applied to masonry, according to
Prof. Baker of Illinois University,
piers of ordinary brick and common
lime mortar stood a pressure of a
little over 1500 pounds per square
inch, whioh is equal to the weight
of a column of brick 2000 feet high,
with ordinary Portland cement
mortar the strength was somewhat
more than 2500 pounds per square
inch, or the weight of a column of
brick masonry 3600 feet high.
A Primitive Industry. — In
Oolombiathe American aloe—known
there as "figve"—is of great importance on account of its fibre, which
is usod for sandals, sacks, ropes,
girths, pack saddles, etc. These
manufacturers are among tlie most-
important of the country, the yearly
value being variously estimated at
from $10,000,000 to $30,000,000.
No part of the plant except the fibre
is used, and this is now extracted by
so slow and laborious a processs that
a skilled laborer can produce only
about ten pounds of fibre daily.
Poisoned Air.—Last year's researches of Messrs. Brown-Sequard
and d' Arsonval, showing that a
poisonous substance is expelled from
the lungs with the breath, have
been confirmed by further investigations. Small quantities of the
substance quickly cause the death of
rabbits. The experimenters have
proven that this is the poison tbat
produces the harmful effects of
breathing in a confined space, and
that air containing a large proportion of the usually criminated carbonic acid may be breathed with no
serious result.
Flour-Making by Wind-Power..
—A recent writer states that in
many parts of the United States
unprovided with water-power it
would be not only possible but
profitable to use wind-power for
milling. In European countries
wind-driven flour mills, even of considerable extent, are no uncommon
sight; and one firm is said to have
a mill operated by steam and another
operated by wind, and to have found
the latter the more successful financially. To get the best rosults, this
author asserts that the mill Bhould
have a capacity of ISO to 200 barrels,
and would need a wind wheel at
least 85 or 90 feet in diameter,
which should not approach nearer
than 16 feet to the ground.
Use of Salt.—The United
Kingdom, aooording to Mr. P. L.
Shnmonds, produces 2,200,000 tons
of salt annually, the other countries
of Europo about 3,000,000, North
America rather over 1,000,000,
Asia and Africa about another 1,-
000,000, making a total of 7,200,-
000 tons. Salt is vory extensively
used in the arts, and it is remark-1
able as being the only mineral voluntarily eaten by man. Its use with
food is universal with all nations,
the consumption porheadin different
countries being stated ns follows:
United States, 50 pounds; England,
40; France, 30; Italy, 20; Russia,
18; Belguim, 16|; Austria, 16;
Prussia, 14; Madras, 13; Bengal, 13;
Spain, 12; Bombay, 20|; Switzerland, 8|.
TiieHelm Wind.—During recent
years some scientific attention has
been given to the singular meteorological phenomenon known as the
Helm wind, whioh occurs only on
the Oross Fell range of mountains,
in England, This range is 29,00
feet high, and drops off abruptly to
the west from 1000 to 1500 feet in
a mile odd a half. With an easterly wind, a cloud forms on the summit of tho range, while parallel with
it at a distanco of two or three
miles a Blender roll of dark cloud—
callod tho Helm bar—appears in
mid-air. A cold wind blows down
the sides of the Fell until nearly
under tho bar, when it suddenly
ceases. The Holm wind proves to
be less rare than has been supposed,
the bar having been observed 41
times in 1885, 63 in 1886, and 19
in 1887.
The  Nutiitivo dualities of Bed, Mutton,
i'm-k,    MUk   and   Cheeso-Kelations
Thoy Sustain to Each Other in
Point of Nutrition.
The practical question of the hour with a
large class of our people is that of living,
writes Lyman F. Abbott in tbo Philadelphia
Press; how to malic the monoy earned by
daily toil go tbo farthest aud afford the
growing olive branches a nutritious, healthful and yot comparatively cheap food.
A food may he cheap and yet bo dear. It
is this question of cheapness which concerns the poor man more than ho often
realizes. A food that is cheap and wanting
in nutrition may often be the costlier of the
two yvhen the other supplies in itsell all tho
needed olements to sustain the various
functions of tho system. In this connection it will be of intorest to consider the
relative values of certain foods and the
relations they sustain to each other in point
of nutrition and economy in their use as
furnishing cheap and healthful food.
The poor man can net afford to indulge
his family in constant supplies of meat, because, as prices range, he can make a small
outlay of bis dally wages go farther in something else. And so from the meatshop he
flees to the grocer's and invests in Hue
flour, an accompaniment of cheese and
milk. Whilo beef affords a nutritious food
ho can not afford to indulge in it because
his pocket-book prompts and experienco
teaches bim to seek a more economical
way to keep hunger from the door and supply strength to muscles which provide tho
wherewithal to keep the family together.
If he invests in sirloin steak he finds a dollar goes but a little way when he parts with
it for four pounds ot meat.
Again, we will suppose he invests bis
dollar in mutton, and carries home about
eight pounds of veal, at about the samo
figures, or pork for two pounds more, or
milk at six cents a quart and cheese at fourteen cents a pound. Of the latter commodities ho carries home five quarts of tho milk
and five pounds ot cheese. Now, which is
the better investment of the laborer's dollar when he considers the relation of the
several ingredients to animal nutrition and
pocket-book economies?
For convenience we will arrange tho
nutritive compounds of the various substances according to the following order:
Albwni-      Carb-
Water.   -Holds.      hydrates.
Beef BO.O       15.0 80.0
Mutton 44.0 12.5 40.0 . S.S
Port: 3S.5        10.0 50.0 1.6
Milli 87.0 6.0 7.0 1.0
Cheese 89.5        £0.6 87.5 4.5
Of the nitrogenous olements or fies h-f orm-
ing compounds the beef contains just three'
times that of tho milk, while the carbonaceous or fat and heat-producing elements are
in excess in tho beef as four and two-
sevenths to ono. The solid constituents of
tho two in one hundred pounds would be:
In milk thirteen and in beef fifty, or about
ono to three and five-sixths. It is thus seen
that it would take about three pounds
and thirteen ounces of milk, if both wero
oxpressod in pounds, to give the same
amount of nutrition that is contained in one
pound of beef. A quart of milk, according
to nn average of standard weights, will
weigh about thirty-eight ounoes, hence the
tiirce pints of milk by measure will weigh
a little less than four pounds, representing
moro than the equivalent in nutrition for a
pound of clear beef.
How is it with cheesel As compared
with beef a pound of whole-milk cheofeo
contains of nitrogenous elements 11% per
cent, more than the beef and 7% per cent,
more carbonates or respiratory and fat-
forming olements. Tho solid constituents
of the two, on tho basis of 100 parts, would
bo: In cheese 08, as against 60 in beef, reversing the order from the former comparison with milk, making a pound of
cheese worth one and a quarter pounds of
beef. But as there is a quantity of saline
material in tbe solids of the cheese let us
call the two equal In value in the comparison. On this assumption, calling the beef
25 cents a pound, cheese should be reckoned
as worth the same, while milk should be
counted at 10K cents per quart. But milk
can be bought for 0 to 8 cents a quart and
cheese for 14 to 10 cents a pound, hence
beef, to represent the equivalent, should bo
bought for 10 to 13 cents a pound.
If tbe man takes a mutton-chop he gets it
for about twelve cents a pound, and whilo
no doubt it is the healthiest meat he can
buy, it costs more in nutritious elements
than milk and cheese. There ia less water
in mutton than ln beef, while in carbonaceous material it exceeds beef by ten- per
cent, but in nitrogenous compounds it is
somewhat poorer.   As to the nutriment
contained in tbe two meats, beet and mutton, they aro essentially the same, and both
well balanced in point of nutritious elements
and those principles whioh go to sustain
the human system. But when it comes to
economy in food, to make the most of the
purchasing power of a given sum, the products of the cow surpass both. But iu comparing mutton in tho samo way that has
boen done with beef we Und that it takes
about four pounds and four ounces of milk
to represent tho suno anountof nutrition
contained in a pound of e oar mutton. This
would be a little over one quart and six gills
of milk, by meosuro, as fio equivalent of a
pound of mutton.  With choeso the equivalent is about ono pound nud throo ounces of
mutton to equal in nutritive value ono
pound of choeso on tho basis 1 have assumed.
Carrying out tho comparison, wo seo that
mutton at twelve conts a pound, making no
allowance fpr bono, would be about equal in
point of cost of milk at six or seven cents a
quart and cheese at fourteen cents a pound.
But it should be taken into consideration
that in analysis of meats the clear flesh is
always usod, which would add consider-
ably to the cost of the moat probably near-
ly one-half, which would augment the
equivalent value cf the milk and cheese accordingly, or to twenty-flvo conts a pound
for the cheese and 15 3-10 cents a quart for
Work has beon commenced on the iron
and steel plant at Duluth, Minn., which will
consist ola largo dock for receiving cool,
ovens for cooking it, two 80-ton furnace
stacks, a rolling mill, steel works, machine
shops, otc. Cool gas will bo the fuel to be
used in puddling,
Tnn Warron (Idaho) Chinese mining
camp Ib said to omploy more Chinese than
any mine in the country. The white minors
uuandoncd theso mines some timo ngo, yet
somo of tho Chinamen go homo every yonr
with from (2,000 to $6,000 to llvo in ease the
remainder of their lives,
Du Warman'b investigations ln Europe
show that operatives ln American potteries
enjoy better health than thoir European
brothers and live longer. Ho accounts for
this by the fact that the mills hero are of
more recent erection and more work iB done
by machinery. Besides, our climate is
dryer jMUtlut ^VmtkAs Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Horning, April :i, 18811.
Tt is said to be against the law in
Borne provinces of Persia to court a
girl over four months without popping the question.
The Paradise Olub of Anglers, of
New York, has purchased 70,000
acres of forest and 50 trout lakes in
various parts of the States, making
the largest fish and game preserve
inthe world.
An Irishman was mounting a
horse, tho animal began to use his
hind legs, and got one of his feet in
the stirrup. Then the Irishman
said :—"If you aro going to get on,
I am going to get off."
Rowland Hill was once roquested
to preach a sermon to the elect. He
promptly replied. "Havo the goodness to mark the elect with a piece
of chalk, so that I may know them,
and I will preach to them."
The coloured people of Springfield,
111., are taking steps to erect a
monument to the memory of Abraham Lincoln, W. H. Seward, Oharles
Sumner, Wendell Phillips, John
Brown, and the soldiers of the late
George Reese, the foreman of the
squib factory at Plymouth, Penn.,
which a few weeks ago exploded
and killed ten persons, confessed on
his dying bed that he was smoking
a pipo in the cellar, and a spark fell
into a keg of powder.
Rufherford B. Hayes receives
fifty lotters a day from applicants
for oflice under the present administration. This is a sheer waste of
postage. Applicants should remember that in alphabets ex's are away
down in the lists.—Ex.
The kp.ngaroo is said to have got
its name in this way: Captain
Cook first discovered the animal in
Australia. When he inquired its
name of a native ths latter replied,
language is "I don't know."
A little girl was sitting on the
floor when the sun shone in her
face. "Go 'way ! Go 'way I" she
cried, striking out at it. "You
move, dear, and it won't trouble
you," said mamma. I s'ant; I dot
here first," said the little one.
Son—"Papa, how do they catch
lunatics "" Cynical father—"With
large straw hats and feathers and
white dresses, jewellery and neat
gloves, my boy." Mamma—musingly—"Yes; I remember, that's how
I dressed before we were married.
Says an exchango : Mrs. Grover
Cleveland has decided to allow representatives of New York's 339
only (since the four hundredth one
was arrested for stealing a sealskin
cloak) to call upon her. Mrs. Cleveland ever was patient, amiable and
Strikes are extending to the
churches. In a church in Edinburgh
the other Sunday the choir went on
strike, "their complaint being the
inconvenient and draughty seats
allotted to them." Some preachers
have good reason to strike, because
of the absence of drafts.
The late Dr. J. P. Durbin had no
patience with advertising in the
pulpit. He always read notices
before doing anything else; and then
when they were disposed of he
would say: "We will now begin
the worship of God," putting a
slight accent on the word  "now."
The chief obstacle in the way of
capital punishment in New York
by electricity appears to be the
inability of the authorities to find a
noun wliich will express "death by
electricity" and a corresponding
vorb. New York felons proposo to
die grammatically or not at all.—
A recent writer says that those
nations which are given to the
cultivation of vocal music are strong
andvi.'orous, with broad, expansive
chestt Vocal music is a good lung
exercise; it increases expansion of
the lung tissue; it colls into action
the entire lung, thus making the
apices less likely to develop organio
Incredible as it may appear, says
an exchange, statistics prove that
6,000 men were killed last year
while coupling cars. With 10,000
patent car couplers on record in the
United States patent office, it would
seem that the responsibility on the
direotors of 150,000 miles of railroad
was something which ought to
attract their attention for a few
A Oanadian inventor is said to
have patented a process for ice
making, by which, according to tho
hopeful finder, "a year's supply" can
be made for seventy-five cents.
Whethcrthe year's supply mentioned
is a year's supply for one person, or
a family of thirty-throe persons, or
an ice-cream saloon in the tropics,
or the whole world, we aro not informed.
Sir Edwin Ohadwick, who has
just been knighted by Queen Vic
torin, is the oldest man ever admitted into the ranks of chivalry,
being in his 91st year. He wrote
an artiole for the Westminster Review
sixty years ago, and his whole life
seems to have been passed on committees, counoils, congresses, commissions, and conferences in connection with the English Social
Science Association.—Ex.
A shoe manufacturer of Portland,
Me,, being asked to assist in providing bread for the suffering poor, said
he would contribute to the extent of
100 sacks of flour and 100 bushels
of menl, one sack of flour and one
bushel of meal to be given to every
man in Portland who neither kopt
a dog, drank rum, nor used tobacco,
and was in need of bread. According to the local papers the first man
had not appeared up to a day or two
ago to claim the gift.
A little fellow who was earnestly
searching the columns of a certain
religious journal for something in
the juvenile department found the
paper rather bulky to manage and
spread it upon the floor. In reply
to his little sister who was impatient
at his slowness, he defended himself
by saying, "Well, you must remember that this paper has two parts—
the religious and sacriligeous I" lt
was the same boy, by the wuy, who
announced that the Scripture lesson
at school one morning was from the
book of Collisions.
The life and business policy of
Chas. Schano, of Old Yakima, who
has just died a poor man, should be
a warning to those of our citizens
who are inclined to follow in his
footsteps. He was the founder of
the town and owned a large and
handsome property there, but so
positive was he that the railroad
was going to mnke him rich when it
came through "dot gup" that he
absolutely refused to give anyone
else a foothold, and the result was
that the promising little city "died
abornin" and ho went down with it.
Count Moltke appears in public
only when the Reichstag is sitting,
and until quite lately he was one of
the most regular membors of the
house, where he takes a front seat
on the conservative benches. If a
speech is made iu which he is particularly interested, he gets up,
approaches the speaker, and holds
his hand to his ear, in order to catch
every word. He himself speaks
very rarely, and the last time he
said a fow words was last year,
when he moved a vote of thanks to
the president at tho conclusion of
the session.—Ex.
Americans are not.- the only
people in the world who enjoy big
incomes. A report presented to
tho Landtag on personal taxation
for 1SS9 discloses the fact that
Herr Krupp's income last year was
4,380,000 marks, or say, nearly
$1,500,000, while Rothschild comes
next, admitting an income of only a
few thousand dollars less. It may
interest tho Universal Peace Society
to know that one of these gentlemen
derives his income from the sale of
the implements of war, and the
other from loaning money to nations
that want to fight.
The estimated cost of building the
necessary dams, stocks and improving the navigation of the Red river
so as to allow of the passage of boats
drawing seven feet, from Lake
Winnipeg to Winnipeg is $225,000.
Deep water navigation ends at
Selkirk, beyond which railways are
necessary to bring lumber, firewood,
etc., from tho lake and its tributary
rivers to the east, up to the city.
Winnipeg contends thnt railway
charges over this short distanco do
not admit of sufficiently cheap carriage of lumber, firewood and tics,
to develop tho timber resources of
tho lake.
Two car loads of oggs consigned
to local dealers arrived in Toronto
on Tuesday from the United States.
What is tbo matter with the Canadian hon. Where is the market of
60,000,000 which was "hankering"
to tho extent of 40 cents a dozen
for tho Oanadian egg. When the
American farmer ships his eggs into
Oanada becauso he gets a better
price than in his own markets, the
theory which Mr. Erastus Wiman
held before Canadian farmers to
tempt them into annexation to , his
adopted country must have been
wild indeed. The Canadian hen is
still living, but the enticing tale
connected with it is (h)onded.—
The Portland Oregonian says:
"A good story is told about a man
on the east side who has twelve
acres of land to sell. He asked
$850 per acre, and finally found a
purchaser at that figure. His wife,
however, refused to sign the deed,
and the sale was off. Then he
offered the land for $1,000 an acre
and again a purchaser was found,
and again tho good wife exercised
her loyal prerogative and refused to
sign the deed. The property is now
for sale at $20,000 for the twelve
acres.   Fortunate is the man who
possesses a wife who knows how to
refuse to sign deeds judiciously; her
value is greater than rubies; yea,
verily, above fine gold.
St. Paul grain men have been
vexing their souls over a problem
touching a grain bin and contents.
It is this : Givon a bin, dump into
it, separately, five distinct qualities
of wheat; open the spout at the
bottom and tho query is, which layer
of wheat comes out first ? The
uninitiated say at onco, with a few
exceptions, "Tho first layer at the
bottom, of course"" W. A. Van
Styke was determined to get at the
facts, and watched the bin with his
eagle eye very closely the otlier day,
after having caused a layer of barley
to be placed ou top of several layers
of diffierent kinds of wheat. The
spout was opened and the barley
came rushing out first.—St. Paul
The C.P.R. reading room at
Kamloops will soon be in working
ordor, and the employees will have
a very pleasant and comfortable
place in which to spend a profitable
hour or two during the time it is
open, It is the intention of the
committee to have on file copies of
all the leading magazines and
journals in America, as well as some
of the European journals. In addition to these a library will also be
procured, to consist of works of
science and art, history, biography,
eto. When the committeo get
things into shapo we will give, a
more extended notice of the institution.—Sentinel. The 'company are
to be commended for providing such
a resort for their employees.
Colonel J. I. North, who is known
as "the Nitrate King," or "South
American Monto Oristo," is dazzling
London by the magnificence of his
entertaining, the cost of a fancy-
dress ball which he recently gave
being estimated at $75,000. And
yet the Oolonel (his title is new, and
was acquired through becoming the
head of a volunteer regiment) was
thirty years ago u workman in an
agricultural implement factory at
Leeds, He was sent to South
America to put up machinery for
his employers, obtained control of
vast nitrate beds by government
concession, and made his millions.
He now lives at a beautiful country
plnco ut Kent, England, and is at
the head of many money-making
It must be regretted that Mr.
Mills of Annapolis should have committed himself to the buffoonory of
introducing inthe house of commons
a bill for the annexation to Canada
of the New England Stales. Of
course such a piece of impertinence
ond bad taste is universally scouted,
but it is disreputable that any member of the Canadian parliament
should emulate the bad examples in
that line of American politicians,
which have created so much disgust
in Canada. It might have been
thought that the very fact of our
having been the mark of such an
impertinence would have sufficed
to deter any Canadian legislator
from imitating it, at a time moreover, when it is most desirable to
cultivate courtesty and friendly relations.—Halifax Critic.
Speaking of the recent address at
the Eighty Olub, tho Star, of London, snys that there is always something intensely dramatic and
picturesque about the appearence
of Lord Rosebery. Somehow or
other, when one looks at the impassive face—surmounted by those
strange eyes—oold and warm,
inscrutable and eloquent, dull and
sparkling—ono inevitably thinks of
those weird heroes of Balzac that cut
their way to fame by sheer dint of
courngo, coolness, audacity, nnd
adaptability. His speech was a
delight. It flowed over with fun,
sharp bits, adroit and dexterous
phrases, and everybody giggled in
that subdued fashion which is tho
etiquotto ut Eighty Club dinners,
Never has Lord Rosebory Hindu n
more successful little .speech.
Sam Jones is declaiming against
the sins of San Francisco, and has
riled the Sun Francisco Chronicle
man pretty badly, as the following
Bhows : It is a poor commentary
on the intelligence of San Francisco
people that the Mechanics' Pavilion
should be crowded by thousands
eager to listen to the talk of the
revivalist mountebank, Sam Jones.
This man's motives may be
of the best, but his narrow-
minded bigotry, his sectional prejudices and his coarse language are a
disgrace to the sacred profession to
which he claims to belong, He surpassed himself yesterday in his
abuse of Californiuns, his sweeping
charges against San Francisco
morality and bis bitter attacks on
New England. His statement that
free thought in Boston had ended
in free love was us foul a lie as his
statement that every other place in
San Francisco was a saloon or an
assignation-house. San Francisco
does not lay any great claim to
superior virturo or morality, but it
is freo from the vices of cant, hypocrisy and false witness against its
II. Ci Provincial Exposition
Subscription Fund.
For the purpose of raising a fund to
contribute towards the patriotic and
worthy object of making the next annual provinciul fair, to be held in this
oity, a grand and unprecedented success,
tho undersigned agree to contribute the
Bums opposite their respective names (to
be paid into the association or to trustees
competent to receive the same, ou or before 0 months from the dote of the last
provincial oxhibition, and to be applied
to preparing exhibition grounds and
buildings in the city, for increasing the
amount offered in prizes, and for furthering the exhibition in othor ways):
The Columbian. S100 00
Sharpe & Paine, Lulu Island   10 00
L P -RckBteln   10 00
G D Brymner  20 00
It, W Armstrong  10 00
P B Glover  10 00
Walker & Shadwell   10 00
Claud Hamber.   10 00
PotorGrant  10 00
George Turner  10 00
WJ Armstrong    30 00
A J  Hill    10 00
Capt A   Omul    10 00
IS  Mnciloiii'll    10 00
VV C l.oyo    10 OO
P Illloilonii ;   10 00
F G Strickland   US OO
Gilley llros   20 00
S H Webb    25 OO
T Cunningham   90 0(1
Henderson Bros, Chllllwlnick   10 00
A ll Wintemuto  looo
Per Ex-Mayor Diokinson 212 85
Annie M Jaques ,    10 00
Stewart & Cash   25 00
Jus Cunniughain   50 00
Grant* Htigstrom  20 00
J W Soxsmlth   80 oo
Itov J H White  10 00
11 Douglas  100 00
E H Scoullar 4 Co  55 00
A DesBrtsay  15 00
W C Coatham  25 00
T M Cunningham  25 00
A E Rami  ffi 00
The Blood is the Life,—And on its
purity largely depends the general health.
No one is freo from danger, and nino-
tenths of humanity actually do suffer
from one form or other of impure blood.
No ono remedy has such a wide rango of
curative power as has Burdock Blood
Bittors—that best of all blood purifiers
and tonics.
Meteorological Report for Week Ending
.March lleili, mull.
max. min. bain.
Sunday 65,0 88.0
Monday 50.0 ai.0
Tuesday 64.0 38,0
Wednesday 69.0 87.(1
Thursday 01.0 42.0   0.14
Friday 60.0 40.0    0.211
Saturday 52.0 47.0   0.28
Clear; mild; oloudy.
A, Pkele, Cap'tn,
Ice crumbles undor saw and
chisel, but is said to be more capable than wood of being smoothed
and shaped by the plane.
neighbors, of which Sam Jones
conviots himself every time he opens
his mouth.
In one important respect, says an
exchange, General Harrison is a
very different kind of man from any
president that this country has ever
had. He stands, in a remarkable
degree, for morality and religion.
Other presidents, of course, have
boen men of integrity and patriotism,
and nominal Christians; but none of
them have been life-long temperance
men, nor permitted their religion to
exert any visible influence over
either their lives or their publio
policy. General Harrison, on the
other band, has been all his life a
total abstainer from liquors and all
fashionable tipples and, since his
maturity, a devoted church member,
an active church official and a Sunday sohool teacher. He is a believer
in the power of prayer, and rigidly
maintains a family worship. When
he receivod the news of his nomination he retired to his home, conversed with his family, read the ninetieth Psalm, arid devoted an hour to
family prayer. His pastor is authority for the statement that he is
deeply impressed with the belief
that his nomination and election
were in accordance with the will
and providence of God, and that he
is fully determined in all matters of
state to seek divine guidance and
conform to the divine will as he
sees it.
Iu a lecture on "Pygmy Racos of
Men" Professor Flower referred to
the curious fact that the tallest and
shortest races in Europe are respectively the Norwegians and Laps,
living in almost the same region.
In Africa, also, tbe diminutive
Bushman and the tallest race of the
country, the Kaffirs, are close neighbors. The facts indicate that climate, soil, and other physical conditions have but small influence on
human staure, and suggests the
question whether it is due to social
or moral agency. The comparative
history of the Laps and Norwegians
indicates that it may be so. The
Vikings were always a fighting race;
the Laps certainly are, and so far as
we know, always have been, an
exceptionally peaceful people, and
the Esquimaux, with whom they
ure so nearly connected, are the
same. The Laps live on tbo snow-
fields of Norway, and the Esquimaux
on the bitterest parts of the Arctic
regions, just tho places to which the
weakest would be drivan by conquerors who had appropriated the
more fertile regions. The consequent
hardship and semi-starvation would
probably stunt the growth of the
weaker people, while, on the other
hand, the conquering warlike race,
in tbe days of hand-to-hand fighting
with outsiders, and struggling for
chieftainship, would continually kill
off the feeblo and short-armed, and
multiply the big men by the "survival of tho fittest" for such conditions,
Just Received, Direct from Hamilton
Intending Buyers should make a
of this, as it goes to show that we
more Stoves than any two Houses in
Province. Our superior line of Stoves
low prices do the business.
E. S. Scoullar & Co.
8.. Va
H. T. READ & C<
(Masonic Block, Columbia Street.)
Largest Stock of CROSS-CUT SAWS in the Coil
We keep the finest Stock of BUILDERS' Hj
WARE in the province.
Wo have on hand a large stock of Magnetic Oxide Fire-proof ]
warranted 92 per ct. pure oxide. So high a grade sold by uo other house In t
aarDurlng the year that we have opened we have materially reduced the p
everything In our line, and hope by strict attention to business to receive a
uance of the public patronage. no
Foundry and Machine Sh
Front St., New Westminster, B. C,
-JEKO-B-B-Ra? XtArmr.
■XLJsJNXTE'jL.arnTr'n.-XB.a os-
Brass and Iron Castings made to Orde
P. S.—All orders from the upper country promptly attended to.
HEAD OFFICE, • 15 Serjeants Inn, Fleet St. -LONDON,
The Bualnesa of ALLSOP & MASON has heen merged in the above Coi
and will be oarried od by the Company from this date aa a general Land Inves
aud Insurance Agensy.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage at Low Bates. Town Lots and Fa
Landa for Salo on easy terma,
Viotoria E O., May 16th, 1887. dwje
Immense Sale of Boots and Shoe
Commencing February 9th, 1889.
tlio uiuloraittned will now placo his ontiro atock on tho market at whole
prices; HO reserve.   Everything must be aold.
$0,000 worth of Hoots, Shoes, Slippera, Rubber Goods, Shoe Findings,
An early inspection will convince tho publio that wo mean business.   Tel
under ff 50, caahj ovor $50, secured notes at 3 months with intereat.
Tennis & Baseball Shoes
Among the New Goods Just Opened by
Columbia Street, Westminster, B. C.
buy.  Bon Ton Polish, French Dressing, and several of the
kinds of BOOT-BLACKING on hand.
^.'Orders by mail will receivo prompt attontion. dl
"11   WeUiMiadny JKiriilnK, April 11, ihk!i.
(From Daily Columbian, April 2.)
(I The water continues to rise rapidly
I,? and tho river isnow four feet higherthan
i it was a week ago.
'll The str. Rithet is being put in re-
,'-»pair and will shortly be put tin the
■;' Westminster-Viotoria route.
I' Liout,-Gov. and Mra. Schultz i-f
H Manitoba leave the latter end of this
p. week for Harrison Springs. Hia honor's
I health is much improved.
I; A lady writes: "I was enabled to re-
jl' movo tho corns, root and branch, by the
i'use of Holloway's Corn Cure." Others
| '■ who have tried it have the same experi
lit cnoe.   .
The  Courier will   ahortly  don  a
complete new dresa and come out  aB
a full fledged 7 column paper.   Nnnaimo is to be congratulated on  tho en-
y'.terpriie of its press.
Arrangements have beon completed
I whereby tho celebrated Mendelssohn
'■'-Quintette club will give nn entertain-
i "> ment in Westminster ou the 2(itli inst.
-, Seo adv. to morrow.
' The fishermen were very lucky yes-
I terday in the sturgeon catch. W. H.
I Vianen's boats brought in nenrly 100
,'' of these liah, averaging in weight frflm
a few pounds to 100 pounds.
',! Tho police started out bright and
I' early this morning on a raid against
' - unlicensed dogs, und before 8 o'clock
* i, they hud captured half a dozr-n tagless
'•■ canines, Citizens should bear in mind
that it is cheaper to tako out a license
than to pny a fine.
The Young People's Association of
,„ tho Presbyterian church, after tho con-
''';- elusion of thoir regularly weekly meet-
.';' ing last night, had a pleasant aooial
I evening with a musical and literary
< - programmo and refreshments, at which
I about eighty were present.
t The wnter works ciiuinittee hns been
. empowered to employ a hydraulic en-
m gineer to take levels, prepare plans etc
for the proposed water worka. This
■ looks liko business nnd is a proof to
|l the people that tho promises of the
| new council were not simply eleotion
6 talk.
V The nienibers of the city counoil in-
v dulged iu some talk last night concern-
.' ing man traps, defectivo sidewalks,
i etc., which ure dangerous to life and
;', limb, but no action was taken in the
:'. matter. It ia to be hoped tho board
,- of works will aee that tho public are
'   properly protected.
The class for the study of tho International Sunday School lessons, con-
'' ducted by the city pastors, will bo re-
; ji opened at tho Y. M. C. A.  parlor to-
t'f' night at 8 o'clock.   All interested in
I   bible  study  antl   especially  Sunday
School teachers  will  find  thia  class
\    most valuable and instructive,
i i      Mr. ti. Chisholm has been asked to
,   further urge upon the government the
'   necessity of subsidizing the  Southern
.  Railway.   If the C.P.R. line from the
\  Mission to the boundary is  subsidized
'    there is no just reason why the South-
a   em Railway should  nut receive the
rr, samo treatment, as the latter will provo
]    of much greater  benefit to  tho  pro-
?,  vinco than the former.
'■       In the roport af tho  city  assessors,
proporty to tho value  of $644,200  is
,   exempted   from   taxation.   This, so
much, seoms a vory large  amount  to
!    remain untaxed, but as  it  is  chiefly
composed of city nnd government property it will be easily understood. The
tr,   valuo of church property exempted  ia
very small.  The penitentiaries, insane
asylum, provincial gaol, city frontage,
city squares, gardens and parks make
up soven-oighths of the oxompted proporty.  ^^.^^__^^^
The Scalers Elitdaunlcd.
The San Francisco scalers any that
no attention will bo paid to the president's proclamation regarding tho proposed policy of the government in en-
li  forcing the sealing  laws  during  thu
.,)   coining season for  tKo protection  of
seals and the Alaska Commercial Co.'s
'i   interests in Behring's Sea.   They say
that the sealers were not given   notice
I     of its issuance, nnd that it lins not been
li i   publiahod in tlie newspapers at such
porta of entry for the   period  of  one
1,1  month and potior to tho doparturo of
'     the vessels to the north.
H >,.	
t'olll-ll/lllK on   llio  |l(|llllllll:rll.
A numbor of Vnncouvcritos havo
joined together to colonize tho valloy
» of the Squamish river, and at a mooting held on Saturday niglit somo 7000
W 'i acres of land wns taken up, whicli is
divided among 37 intending settlers.
|.i   Tlio land is snid to bo excellent and
TA but lightly timbered, and will make
splendid farms whon brought into a
proper stalo of cultivation. A portion
of the land nonr tho mouth of the rivor
will require to bo dyked ns it overflows
during the high   watov  sorisiin.   Tho
Ijj,., settlers are enthusiastic; and will lose
no time in fulfilling the conditions of
I",     the land laws.
4'oiuox News.
Work nbout the Union mines is boing pushed in all directions. The coal
found hero is of excellent quality nnd
apparently in nbundant supply. Tlioro
nre already about 6,000 tons on tho
wharves. Ballasting on tho railway to
the mines is in an advanced Btngo of
completion, and tho road is a lino one.
Comox ia in a prosportn-8 condition
generally. The farmers nre busily engaged in seeding, although the weather
has not liuon vory favorablo for agricultural purposes. Thore will bo a
largely increased acreage of all kinds
of crops fur surpaising that nf any
previous year in tho history of this
sottleniont —Courier.
Horse breeders will bo interested in
H. D. Boiiboii's ndv, in nuother column.
I.nrnl  Sniiirovcmculs.
The "Locul Improvements" by-law
passed its final rending at the council
meeting kst niglit and is now law. It
ia now in order for property owners to
petition for street improvements under
the now by-law, by the issuance of
street dobontures. There ia nothing
now to hinder the baok streets being
openod, nnd, on the whole, a bettor
plan could not bo adopted. Seattle,
Tacoma and other cities on the Sound
make tho most of their stroet improvements by the issuance of debentures,
and the plan seoms to work very satisfactorily. Fortesquo street will be the
first to be opened under tho now,bylaw, a petition to tho council having
beon sent in last month.
The Forced Notes.
The cases of Waltor Moore, J. Mo-
Neill, Garrett Mooro and J. King in
connection with the passing of counterfeit notes, came before the police
magistrate to-day and oooupied a portion of the niorniug and tho wholo
afternoon. Walter Mooro in hia evidence, said McNeill gave him ?5 and
told him to play cards with it; and
Inter on ho got another bill from him.
Garrett Mooro changed the counterfeit
bill. Garrett Moore swore he saw
McNeill giv» the two forged notes to
Walter Moore. McNeill wanted tho
notes baok when Garret! Moore made
a fuss about them; McNeill also acknowledged to Garrett Moore that the
bills were counterfeit. The caso is
still procoeding ns wo go to press.
Nearly all the legal talent in the city
is employed in these cases,
 . m   .	
Salmon l-nchlne.
The salmon packers are busy laying
in supplies and getting the boats and
nets ready for this year's work. Nearly every cannery on tho river will
commence packing next weok, and if
the run of spring salmon is as good as
in other yenrs a very handsome pack
will bo laid in beforo the great sockeye
run in J uly. This will be the earliest
commencement of work in tho salmon
packing history of the Frasor river,
but on tbe Columbia river for many
years packing bas commenced with the
opening of the season. Tho number of
boats to be allowed on the river this
season is more than a third less than
were liscensed last year. The canners
complain of this, but they do not seem
to be very badly annoyed at the reduction. A great catch is expected
this summer, and all the packers are
confident that the noble Fraser will
yield a  muoh  greater revenue than
ever in the past.
Aiircut Scheme.
Mr. Alex. Ewen has commenced a
gigantio work on Lulu Island, and
which will be one of the largest ever
carried into effect in this province.
This is tho clearing, grubbing and
bringing into a lit stato for cultivation
somo 600 acres of timbered land. Not
the least part of thia great work will be
the dyking system made necessary to
prevent inundation during the season
of high water. Dynamite and Judson
powder will de used to blow the trees
bodily from the ground. There will
be no slashing of tho timber, as the
explosives will do the work of slushing
and stumping at tho sumo time, and
at a very low cost compared with the
old wny. This undertaking will employ a large number of mon antl will
take at least a year to complote, and
probably more. When the work is
finished Mr. Ewen will have one of
the finest and most vnluablo farms in
the province. The land is situated on
Lulu Island directly  opposite Ewen's
 , .» ♦	
Uinri'h News.
From the Cliurchmtm's Gazette wo
clip the following interesting item:
Tho arrangements connected with the
resignation of the rector are nearly
completo. Thero being no rectory
houso at Sapperton tho property immediately adjoining St. Mary's Mount
has been conveyed to tho Archdoncon's
representatives in exohange for a lot
on Churoh streot adjoining Holy Trinity churoh yard, which wns noquired
by thom some time ngo. On the Snp-
porton lot, now bocomo his own, the
Archdeacon will build a rosidonco for
liiinsulf, tin tho completion of which
he will remove and tho work of rebuilding on the rectory Bite in town will be
commenced. A mooting of tho church
wardens nnd Iny delegates uf Holy
Trinity was hold nt St. Mary's Mount
on tho evening of the 23rd, nt which
tha Bishop announced his proposals in
regard to tho working of tbo parish
und the conduct of tho services should
ho undertake tho rectorship. These
proposals include some modifications
of the set-vices, the erection uf two
mission churches, nnd the engagement
of two curates.
Tho North Arm Subsidy.
The report of tho Finance Committee concerning the establishment of a
daily steamboat service betwoen Westminster and the North Arm settlement,
wns presented to tbo city council Inst
night, and with which wna the annexed list of subscribers to the subsidy;
These names we publish in order to
show the Nortii Arm people ibuso business houses wliich are anxious to
furthor trado and intercourao between
the two localities : D. S. Curtis, W. &
Q. Wolfenden, I. B. Fisher, Thomns
Ovens, Grant & Mnoluro, Mathers &
Milligan, O. McDonough, Reid & Ourrie,.I. E. Sully. A Dos Brisay, Voter
Peebles, H. T. Roid & Co., Ogln,
Oninpbiill & Freeman, W, E. Frrles, F,
Stirsky, H. Morey & Co., J. E. Phil- |
lips, Geo. Mend, Mre Rae, F. Crnku, i
D, Lyal & Oo„ Z, S. Hull, O. ,1. R.-b-i
snn, H. B. Shadwell, M. Slur-lair, Me- |
Pher9on& Thompson, MoSonald Bros. 1
it. J. Armstrong, T. J. 'frapp & Co.,
Win. McColl, T. Cunningham & Sons,
G. D. Brymner, James Cunningham,
Kennedy Bros., B. Douglas, James
Rousseau, E. S. Scoullar & Co., F. G.
Strickland & Co., A. B. Wintemute,
Wintemute Bros., T. A. Muir & Co.,
ti. McPhaden, Jas. Ellard & Co.,
Woods, Turner & Gamble, Royal City
Planing Mills Co. This list will be
printed in poster form and hung up pn
the sir. Fairy Queen for tho information of nil parties. The final ar-
rangomentB for placing tho steamer
regularly on the route between Westminster and the North Arm, will bo
completed within a fow dnys.
City council.
Tho city council met at 8 o'clock last
night for tho transaotion of business.
Present, Aldermen Curtis, Scoullar,
Ewen, McPhaden, Jaques, Cunningham, Townsond, Cnlbick nnd Reid.
His Worship Mnyor Hendry in the
From D. Chisholm M. P. re Mission
bridgo and mail service to North Arm,
stating he hud laid tho matter before
the ministor and would reply us soon
as he received an answer. Recoived
and filed.
From the chiof of polico complaining that the street lamps in aome parts
of the city have not been lighted for
two weeks. Referred to the fire,
water and light committee to investigate into,
Aid. Ourtissaid thecitypaid promptly
for the lamp service and the company
must fulfil its contract. If the oompany had harder work to get Hb money
it would probably try to give a bettor
Aid. Reid had interviewed the manager, who said tho lamps had not been
lighted through carelessness of the
From T. Ackerman, ohief engineer
of the fire department, stating that the
old Hyackcompany having appropriated
tho books, papers and funds of the
company, ho was unablo to carry on
the working of the company; also asking that the council set aside §200 to
purchase books, uniforms and other
necessaries. The chief engineer also
called attention to tho necessary slip
at Begbie street which has not yet
been built, and urging its immediate
Aid. Reid said he would report on
Begbie street slip at the next meeting.
Aid. Scoullar reported that the
troubles between the two fire companies would probably be settled at a
meeting to bo held on Thursday night.
Ho favored the oouncil placing §200
in tho hands of the new company to
give it a good start, as it was most
Aid. Ewen asked that the whole
matter stand over for a week, aa he
would thon be able to report clearly on
the troubles between the companies.
The matter was laid over for a week.
From Young & Terhune offering to
run the Btr. Fairy Queen daily botween
the city of New Westminster and the
North Arm settlement, Sundays excepted, for the sum of §90 per month,
Thoy agreo to leave the North Arm
iu tho morning for Westminster, remaining in thia city at least three
houra, The str. is to have accommodation for 40 passengers and to guarantee
a speed of I) knots per hour. Received.
From »Vm. Seitz, hon. soc. B. C.
jockey club, stating, it1 was the intention to form a British Oolumbia jockey
club and asking for the names of leading citizons who would bo likely to
tnko an interest in such a club. Referred to tin: mayor with powor to act.
The following accounts were recommended for payment: Joseph E. Gaynor §50.00; W. & G. Wolfenden 50cts;
T. Cunningham & Sons §2.38; BniT-
ish Columiiian §17.99; C. H. Clow
§140; T. W. Gray §140; Jas, Johnston §140; C. P. R. Telegraph Co.,
§56.33; J. H. Moore §62.00.
Tho expenses of the delegations to
Victoria were ordered to be paid.
Tho finance committeo reported
favorably on tho tender nf Young &
Terhune for a daily steamboat service
to tho North Arm settlement; nlso re'
porting the list of subscribers to tho
subsidy.   Report adoptod.
The finance coniinitteo reported tho
completion of the assessors' worn and
Mr. A, F. Cotton's roport on tho same.
Mr. Cotton in hia roport complimented the asaessors on thoir work, and expressed his thanks to tho real estate
agents for tho assistance received from
Report adopted.
Aid. Jaques askod what had beoomo
of tho grist mill roport.
Aid. Cunningham reported that tho
mill proposed was too smnll to bother
with.   Adoptod.
Aid. Curtis reported Hint with tho
valuable nid of the citv clerk, tlie folder
was complete and in good shape; and
was both a credit, to the city and to
Tim Couisiuux office where it had
been printed. Tho job was lirst class
in every I'eBpeot and tho folder wns all
chat cimlii be desired.
Referring to the subscribers to the
subsidy for a ririily steamer service to
iho North Arm settlement. Aid. Curtis
said the merchants had all dealt liberally in tho matter, only three having
rofused to subscribe.
On motinii the finance committeo
wns empowered to complete itrrange-
monts witli Messrs. Young & Tcrhuno
for a daily steamboat, servico to the
North Arm.
On motion tlio council went iuto
coniinitteo of the wholo on the ''local
improvements" hy law, Aid. Roid in
the chair.
Tho by-law was read clause by clauso
and u lonuthy discussion nruso wliich
elicited no iiifni'imition fi'"ih iho aldermen assembled.
Aid. Cunningham moved t.li"t tbe
timo for giving notice of protest in
rl'iuse I- be extended from 7 to 14 days.
Aid, .Tuques said tliis was simply a
ma'ter of obstruction, which was visible from bt-giniiiii'.' to end.
Aid. Cunningham: "1 deny the in-1
simiation," I
Alt'. Calbick: "We want no insinuations here."
The matter waB finally arranged by
making the time 11 days.
On motion the committoe rose and
reported the by-law complete with
amendments. The by-law was read
a third time and passed, and the seal
of the corporation and the mayor's signature ordered to be attached.
On motion tho reading of the water
works by-law was laid over till the
next meeting.
On motion of Aid. Cunningham tho
board of works was instructed to report on the cost of such changes to the
old agricultural hall aB will put it in
proper shape to be used for civic offi
On motion the council passed a vote
of thanks to tbe finance committee for
tho excellence of the folder aa got out
under its supervision.
Ou motion the water committee was
empowered to employ a hydraulic engineer to draw up plans oto. for the
proposed water works.
Tho clerk waB instructed to inform
the diftierent municipalities that the
folders are now ready for distribution.
Aid. Scoullar moved that a telegram
be sent to Mr. Chisholm ut Ottawa
asking him to press for the appropriation for a subsidy to the Southern
Railway.   Carried.
Aid. Curtis moved that the sum of
§400 be set aside to pay Surrey
municipality all obligations due by the
corporation of Westminster.   Carried,
A discussion arose on mantraps
along the sidewalk, which, however,
resulted in no action being taken.
The council then adjourned at 11:35
P-m-     _____^____
It is very important in this age of vast
material progress that a remedy be pleasing to the taste and to the eye, easily
taken, acceptable to the stomach and
healthy in ita nature and effects. Possessing these qualities, Syrup of Figs is the
one perfect laxative and moat gentle
diuretic known,
Wholesale city Market.
Beef,      per 100 lbs |4 60@ 5 50
Fork           "            7 50 9 8 60
Mutton       "  8 00 @ 9 00
Potatoes     "           50(9 75
Cabbage     "            50 @ 1
Onions        "           „. 1 00 9 1
Wheat        "           1509000
Oats            "           ., 125 9 1
Peas            "            1609 2 00
Hay,       per ton  12 00 916 00
Butter (rolls) per It  0 28 9 0 85
Cheese,             '•    0 14 9 0 15
Eggs,      perUoz  0 20 9 25
Cordwooil fretntl) per cord  3 00 9 4(10
Apples, per box  80 9 1
Hktes(gr'n)per 100 lbs  4 00 9 6 00
"    (dry)       "       _  6 00 9 9 00
Wool, per lb        8 9    10
Colic and Kidney Difficulty.— Mr. J.
W. Wilder, J.P., Lafargeville, N.Y.,
writes: "I am subject to severe attacks
of Colic and Kidney Difficulty, and Had
Parmelee's Pills afford me great- reliot,
whilo all other remedies have failed.
They are the best medicine I have ever
used." Itt fact so great is the power of
this medicine to cleanse and purify, that
diseases of almost every name and nature
are driven from tlio body.
Persons wishing to improve their
memories or strengthen their power of
attention Bhould sond to Prof. Loiaette,
237 Fifth Ave., N. Y., for bis prospectus post free, ns advertised in
another column.
irhtn Baby was alck, ws save her CMtorta,
Whon ahe wu a Child, she crtad for Caatorta,
Whon ahe becamo Mas, aho clnnf to Cattoril,
Whoa ahehad Children, ehe gars tham Caatorla
Masonle Building, New weatmlnster,
11, C. ilwto
BARRISTERS. SOLICITORS, otc.   Oillces—Mtisonlc Buildings, Now Westminster, and Vancouver, B. C        dwtc
GOLD MEDALIST ol tho University of
the High Court of Justice, Ireland. Oillces,
Corner McKonzlo & Clarkson Sts., New
Westminstor. dwfe21to
ARCHITECT. Offlce-Corner lt"ary and
Clarkson Sts., Westminster,   dwtc
TATE AGENT. Omce - Corner of
Mnry & Clarkson Sts., New Westminster,
B, C. d-rnnhOte
A Pleasing: Sense of Health
and Strength Renewed, and
of Ease and Comfort
Follows tho uso of Syrup of Bigs, as it
nntsgonttyOn tho
Kidneys, Liver 0 Bowels
Effectually Cleansing tho System when
Costivo or Bilious, Disponing
Colds, Headaches and Fevers
and permanently curing
without weakening or irritating tbo orpins on which it nets.
Pin-sale2u 75c bottles liy all Loading
KAltuTAOtUtuie UNr..- BY TUB
l?\.i Vumma. Cat,.,
-)mavir,wi Ky., Nkw Vork, V --
Wholesale and Eetail Druggists
Dress and Fancy Goods!
Including Tools of all kinds of tho best makes; Cross-cut & Hand-Saws,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary I'tonsils for Farming;
Pulley Blocks, Snateii Blocks, Rope & Chain in all sizes-, Pitch,
Tar & Oakum; Tarred and Plain Paper foi Building; Paints & Oils
in all colors; Liquid PllintS in all shades; Floor Paints ready touse; Grind
Stones; Wall Paper in all. designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
Lubricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural Implements,
tr Special attention given to orders by mail.
t. j. t:e3.a.:f:f sz oo.,
dw'ly3to Columbia Strkkt, New Westminster,
visited us on Tuesday the 26th
March for their very hearty appreciation of
our first Opening and Show Day, and trust
that they, as well as all others who were
unable to be present, will bear in mind the
fact that we keep the Largest, Freshest
and Best Selected Stock of Staple and
Fancy Dry Goods & House Furnishings
on the Mainland.
Our many Vancouver customers appreciate the fact that our prices are right,
as witnessed by their frequent visits to our
"We are always pleased to show our
Goods and quote prices.
Ogle, Cem|bell & Freeman,
SUStlKACTl'KEKS, AS1)  IjE.lI.Kll8  IN
Shingles, Shakes, laths, Pickets,
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors.   Frames.   Windows,
Mouldings, Balusters,
Blinds, Brackets.
Railings, Newels.
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WccliK'silay Morning, April II,
After nearly a year of intermittent and lingering illness, John
Bright, one of England's greatest
statesmen in his day and generation,
passed peacefully away on Tuesday
night last, at the age of seventy-
eight. His death was not unexpected, by reason of the severe illness undor which he has beon prostrated. John Bright was born at
Greenbank, near Rochdale, Lancashire, on November 16,1811, He
was brought up as a Quaker, and
was at one time the head of a cotton
spinning and manufacturing house
in Rochdale. But it is as the great
Liberal statesman and popular orator that John Bright is best known
and will be remembered. His name
has figured prominently and his influence has been most potent in the
political and social struggles and reforms of his country for the last
Aalf century. When the United
Corn Law Association was formed
ia 1838 Mr. Bright entered heartily
into its plans, co-operating with the
celebrated Richard Cobtlen in that
memorable struggle on the people's
behalf, the two being tlie leading
spirits in the league. As the apostle
and champion of free trade John
Bright did more than anyone
towards bringing about the adoption
of that policy in Great Britain.
Entering parliament in 18-13 as a
member for Durham, he took an
active part in the measures for free
-trade and had much to do with the
bill of 1840 for the immediate modification of the corn laws antl their
total repeal at the end of three
years. In 1847 antl again in 1852
ie was returned to parliament from
Manchester. Always a strong advocate of peace among the nations,
and an abhorrer of war, Mr. Bright,
_ in 1854, sanctioned a deputation of
Friends to dissuade the Czar from
entering upon hostilities with Turkey, and also deprecated the policy
of England in taking part in the
Crimean war. In 1857 his opposition to the war with China rendered
him unpopular with his constituents,
and lie was defeated in Manchester
by a large majority. He was, however, returned for Birmingham, and
vigorously urged the passage of a
vote of censure against the Palmerston administration for introducing
the Foreign Conspiracy Bill, in consequence of which the ministry resigned. Shortly rfterward he made
a speech in favor of the reduotion of
the British military establishment,
and condemning the policy of Asiatic
conquest. In I860 he took a leading part in bringing about a commercial treaty with .France. During the American civil war Mr.
Bright sided strongly with the
Union, and supported its cause both
in. and out of parliament. In 1865
he entered upon the agitation in
favor of the extension of the elective
franchise, which finally resulted in
the passage of the Reform Bill about
two years later. He also urged the
necessity of reform in Ireland and
the disestablishment of the Irish
Ohuroh, a bill for which passed the
liouse in 1860. At the parliamentary eleotion of 1868 a large majority
of Liberals were returned, the Bea-
consfield administration resigned,
and in tho Gladstone ministry which
succeeded Mr. Bright occupied the
position of president of the board of
trade, being the first Quaker who
ever held a seat in the British cabinet. In 1870, owing to ill-health,
he resigned his seat in the cabinet.
Having partially recovered his
health, he accepted, in 1873, the
position of chancellor of the duchy
of Lancaster, which he held until
the Liberals wero defeated in 1874.
On the occasion of the accession of
the Gladstone administration to
power in 1880 he was re-appointed
to the same office, which he resigned
two yoars later, antl retired from the
cabinet, on account of dissenting
from the Egyptian policy of the rov-
ernmen which led to tlio bombardment of Alexandria. John Bright's
memorable split with his political
ohief, and life-long personal friend,
Mr. Gladstone, in 1886, on the question of Home Rule for Ireland, made
a deplorable breach in the political
relations of the two great Liberal
statesmen, and did much to defeat
Home Rulo at the time. Since then
Mr. Bright has belonged to the
Liberal-Unionist wing of the Liberal
party, and has actively opposed Mr. Gladstone's Irish policy,
on the ground that it would lead
to a disruption of the empire.
Whatever may bo thought of his
defection in this matter, John
Bright's eloquence, energy, ability,
probity, and uniform adherence co
principle, have placed him in the
forefront rank, not only as a Liberal and a British statesman, but as
one of the great and mourned for
ones of the earth. He has Bcrvod
bis day and generation well. Re-
quiescat in pace,
A Baptist college will  shortly bo
started ill Winnipeg.
Children Cryfor
As was anticipated, Ool. O'Brien's
motion in the Dominion house, urging the disallowance of the "J esuits'
Estates Act," met with scant support, according to our despatches today, the resolution being defeated
this morning by a vote of 188 to 13,
leading Conservatives and Liberals
being at one on the question. This
vote affirms nothing except that, in
the opinion of the vast majority of
the Dominion parliament, the
Quebec legislation in the Jesuits'
matter was strictly intra vires; that
in appropriating the large sum he
did to the Jesuits, subject to the
approval of the Pope, Premier
Mercier kept within provincial
rights and powers, and did not come
under the sweep of the federal veto.
How far political expendiency
influenced the opinions of members
on both sides of the house can only
be guessed at, but the question has
been settled on the only basis that
was possible before the Dominion
house, that is, on the constitutional
issue of provincial rights. The
Grits or Liberals were quite consistent with their record as upholders
of provincial rights in voting as they
did; Sir John Macdonald and his
administration not quite so consistent, on the other hand, as they
have earned a reputation for quashing provincial legislation, on grounds
good, bad and indifferent. The
obviousness of the case from a constitutional standpoint, and a tincture
of political expediency, propably
decided the Conservatives in voting
against disallowance in this instance.
The proper place, of course, to have
discussed the morality of the
"Jesuits' Estates Act" was before the Quebec legislature, when
the measure was introduced; but
superior numbers, chicanery, and
"politics" won the day, and the forlorn minority hardly "squeaked."
It is not likely that agitation on the
question will cease with the verdict
of the Dominion parliament; but,
on the other hand, greater watchfulness will be inspired in the future as
u result of the "Jesuits' Estates Act"
and the light thrown upon the subject by so much public discussion.
It is to be hoped that immediate
and decided action will be taken by
the Dominion authorities in the
matter that has been brought to
their notice by the board of trade
and oity council of this city with
respect to the necessity for a hundred foot draw spun in the Mission
bridge, instead of only sixty feet, as
cbntemplated, and under construction even, by the C.P.R. This is a
matter of the greatest importance
to this city and district, as we have
before shown, and as the resolutions
on the subject have pointed out.
The most important settlements on
the river, above this city, are
situated beyond the proposed bridge,
and for more thun fifty miles above
that point tlie river is navigable
for the largest river steamers. A
large steamboat traffic, and one that
is increasing notwithstanding the
railway, is carried on between this
city and settlements above the Mission principally, and this traffic must
not be interferred with by any artificial and gratuitous obstruction such
as the proposed narrow span would
interpose. As was pointed out by
Mr. Ladner in a motion before the
legislature on the subject, on Wednesday, some of the steamers plying
on the river being of forty feet
beam, and the current at the Mission being very strong, (we might
add particularly so during the month
or six weeks freshet season in early
summer), sixty feet of a draw span
is altogether too narrow for safe or
practicable navigation, and a hundred foot span should be insisted on.
So far as tho O.P.R. is concernod,
it might not naturally be averse to
putting a bar to the navigation of
the river, so as to turn oil the traffic
into its own hands and do away
with steamboat competition; but, we
repeat, this must not be allowed.
The Fraser River, as a noble natural
channel for commerce, was here
before the C.P.R., and must be preserved inviolate from all unnecessary
and serious obstructions. As the
construction of the O.P.R. bridge is
being proceeded with according to
the original design, it may be desirable, if not necessay, to procure an
injunction against the work, pending
the action of tho minister of marine,
At all hazards, the sixty-foot span
as designed, must not bo allowed to
bo completed as part of tho  bridge.
The new law of the State of New
York for the execution of criminals
by electricity in place of hanging is
now in force, and the state authorities are engaged in arranging the
details of the electrical apparatus
that is to be officially employed,
Tho New York Herald gives the following particulars of somo experiments lately made in connection
with the subject: Half a dozen gentlemen learned in the sciences of
electrioity and  surgery had  been
Pitcher's Castoria.
deputed by state authority to visit
Mr. Thomas A. Edison's famous
laboratory at Llewellyn Park,
Orange, N.Y., and there experiment
on various lower animals, with the
object of ascertaining at what point
of a human body the electrical current can most efficaciously be applied
in order to secure instantaneous
death without burning or disfiguring
the ilesh of the victim. Several unlucky dogs and calves and one
equine quadruped were, on the 12th
inst., sacrificed to science in this
manner, and the results attained
were regarded as thoroughly satisfactory and as demonstrating conclusively the utility and desirability
of the alternating current as a means
of producing sudden and painless
death, whether applied at the head,
the arms, feet, side, spine or any
other point of the body. A large
Newfoundland dog was the first victim. Unconscious of its doom, the
poor animal willingly submitted to
the placing in position of the fatal
wires, the end of one being fastened
to its right forepaw, while the other
was placed in proximity to its brain.
Then the strength of the current
was measured. All being ready, the
circuit was completed, and in an incredibly short space of timo the dog
was dead. It had taken 600 volts
of electricity and sixteen seconds of
time to dispatch him. A calf was
tho next subject, lt was carried,
kicking lustily, into the spacious
operating room and held while tho
deadly wires wero arranged, this
time at the base of the brain and
near the heart. In fifteen seconds
from the completion of the circuit
the victim was veal. A big mongrel
dog, wliich had been selected for the
succeeding sacrifice, seemed some
what suspicious of the assemblage
and declined to approach the wires.
He was dragged into position and
stood shivering as if cognizant of his
rapidly approaching fate. A wire
was affixed to his hind leg, another
placed over his heart, and in less
time than it takes to tell it the poor
beast's anticipatory terrors were
over. It was decided to oiler up the
horse next, and he was accordingly
led in and prepared for the slaughter.
He looked a despondent, played-out
sort of quadruped, and if he knew
what awaited him, he certainly did
not object. The same wires, several
hundred volts and a few fleeting
seconds led to his utterly painless
demise, and his carcass was dragged
aside to make room for more calves
and canines. Two medium-sized
mongrels died for science, and three
more innocent calves were butchered
in a far more expeditious manner
than that in vogue at the shambles.
By that time the experimenting
party had solved any doubts that
may have previously existed in their
minds regarding the certainty of
quick death by tho alternating current, and had gathered sufficient
materiul upon which to base an
opinion as to the best points for application of the current. So they
abandoned tho roles of executioners
and turned their faces homeward.
Mr. Harold P. Brown and Mr. A.
E. Kennelly said the results attained
could not have beon more satisfactory, but of courso, not having yet
discussed the subject, they could not
publicly advance an opinion on the
greater eligibility of one portion of
the body than another for the application of the current. Death, painless and speedy, had resulted in
every instance. The force of the
current used varied from five hundred to one thousand volts, alternating from two hundred and eighty
to three hundred per second, thus
emphatically disproving the contention advanced by certain advocates
of the continuous current that one
thousand volts of the alternating
current would prove comparatively
harmless, and that considerably over
one thousand volts would bo necessary to insure death. Tho time occupied had varied from ton seconds
in the caso of one dog to twenty-live
seconds. As for the bodies of tho
slain, they so completely escaped
disfigurement that the veal was perfectly suitable for human food, und
it was returned to the butcher who
had brought the calves to tho laboratory.     	
Thomas A, Edison, the great
electrician and inventor, met with a
sovero accident recently, of which
the fact has just leaked out, despite
the efforts of the laboratory employes
to suppress them. He was engaged
in making a chemical analysis,
adding a strong acid solution to the
substance under investigation, when,
without the slightest warning, the
mass exploded. The flames Hashed
up in his faco, singing his eyebrows
and burning his hair. Somo of the
acid struck him on the face and
eyes and caused severe antl painful
burns, With great presence of
mind Mr. Edison plunged his head
in a basin of water and prevented
serious injuries; as it was, his face
and eyes were much inflamed
at first, but since then he has
Bteadily improved and now shows
but little ellects of the accident.
Thoso familiar with the facts say
that ho had a narrow escape from
losing his eye sight.
(From Daily Columbian, Mar. 27.)
A Bootless sheet at the police court
W. H. Vianen shipped COO pounda
of freah salmon eaat to-day.
The Cricket club held its first practice of tho aeaaon yesterday aftornoon.
Specials to the Winnipeg Free Press
report wheat seeding general throughout Manitoba.
Mr. L. F. Benson's new steam yatoht
ia receiving its finishing touches and
will bo ready for use shortly.
Salmon averaged 7 to tho boat last
niglit. A few of the boats were lucky
enough to make liruidsonio hauls.
Throe colonist cars filled with passengers, bound for San Francisco, passed through Winnipeg  on Monday.
Vancouver ia organizing a turf club,
which will probably lead to importation of blooded stock for racing purposes.
The park improvements continue to
go ahead steadily, and a surprising
amount of work has been dono since
the clearing commenced.
Georgo W. McCaden, of London,
Ont,, aged about 20, suicided Monday
night by taking "Rough on rats." lie
had been ill and decided to end his
A paper was being circulated round
town to-day for subscriptions to bonus
a daily steamer service to tho North
Arm of the Fraaer and many subscriptions were  secured.
One of the workmen in the Royal
City Mills had his toes badly hurt this
morning by a heavy pieco bf timber
falling on them. He was cared for at
the lloyal Columbian Hospital.
Brother James, a Trappiat monk,
while working in n shingle mill at
Antigonish Monastery, N. S., had his
arm nearly severed at tho elbow by a
circuler saw. He died several hours
later from hemorrhage and the shock.
Tho beautiful weather we are enjoying at present ia boing takon advantage
of by the farmers, and reports from
all parts of the district say that seeding
and planting are being proceeded with
as rapidly the work can be accomplished.
Several American capitalists are in
town picking up parcela of roal estate.
An offer of 1517,000 was made by thom
yesterday, for a corner lot on Columbia street, but the offer was refused.
Suburban lots are rapidly rising in
Messrs. J. & H. Burr sold property
to-day on the Inlet, between Moodyville and the North Arm of Burrard
Inlet, aggregating $10,000, to a gentleman from Chicago. A short time ago
they suld propertv in the same locality
for a similar amount. All this money
tho Messrs. Burr will invest in Westminster real estate, in which they
have the utmost confidence.
Tho Royal City Planing Mills are
manufacturing 105 land rollers for Sir
John Lister-Kaye, for uso on his numerous farms in the Northwest territories. ' The rollers are turned out of
Ur loga and will bo heavy enough for
all purposes without tho usual weighting.
The coal mines at Anthracite aro be
ing worked by contract, Roese & Ramsey getting a stated sum por ton for
the coal on board the cars. Thoy have
some 100 men in their employ, about
20 of the number being Chinese. The
minors averago about $3 u day, antl
their output is from 80 to 100 tons
daily, all uf which is shipped to San
An amusing scene' occured on Columbia street this afternoon, while tho
"Uncle Tom'a Cabin" drum corps was
having its parade. Two of the ferocious (?) Siberian blood-hounds decided to settle an old dispute in front
of the Colonial, and accordingly grappled for the combat. The drum major
ordered "stop de band" and tho whole
force of colored musicians were detailed to stop the fight. Tho dogs were
easily separated and the parade continued.
The Dredger Wanted.
It was found necessary yesterday to
movo the barque Malay into the
stream, aB the water along tho wharf
was not of sufficient depth ttr allow the
vessel to bo completely loaded in that
position. As soun os tho dredger arrives and performs the iiocessary
dredging, vessels of any draught will
be able to load with ease and safety.
Tho Malay will recoivo tho rost of
her cargo from scows, and sho will bo
ready for sea in ubout 7 days.
-salmon try.
Mr. Max Mowat returned from Harrison Rivor to-day, whore ho went on
the str. Adelaide to deposit 700,000
salmon fry. The fry were successfully
turned loose in the river a short distanco above the railway bridge, and
they appeared to take to their new
home with cheerfullness. Less than
two million fry are now confined in
the hatchery, and these will bo turned
out to shift for themsolvea within a
week or two. The wurk of the hatchery haa been more thorough and satisfactory this year than ever before.
Tlio Charges Atmlnxt lho Vfnlln Wnlln.
The steamship Walla Walls reached
San Francisco on Saturday after a passage from Viotoria of Bixty hours, Immediately upon arrival Capt, Blackburn was interviewed with reference
to the charge against the steamer for
smuggling. Tho captain makes light
of the charge. He says it was simply
a clerical error. The barrels of groaso,
alleged to contain opium, wore marked
on tho San Franoisoo manifest and it
was not copied to the coastwise ono.
He also thinks the opium must have
beon pluced in the barrels while they
lay on the wharf at Tacoma.
Now that operations at the Monarch
mine ore temporarily suspended, owing
to tho smelter at Vancouver not boing
able to smelt its ore, Field will again
be u striotly railroad hamlet. It is
rumored that the company will at once
put in additional sidetracks, add 3
more stalls to tho roundhouse, and
make other needed changes and improvements, sn aa to make Field a sort
oi big hill division point. When thia
is done and Cyrus W. Field's $10,000
donation is expended in grading nnd
beautifying the place, no prettier little
railroad village will be found along the
line of the 0. P. R —Truth.
Cache Ci-cck Ranges*
Messrs. Phillip Park and Thomas
Morgan, two large ranchmen from
Cache Creek, and Mr. J. S. Stuart, of
the same placo, who have been in the
city for about a week, will leave for
home to-morrow. They report the
stock in the interior in excellent condition, last winter having been the
most favorablo for many years. The
cattle camo through in splendid condition. Mr. Parke brought down
eighty head to Mr. Goodacre, which
averaged 1200 pounds each. Mr.
Stuart intends visiting Scotland during
the coining summer, and may possibly
remain thero permanently.—Times.
What Is tiislorla?
Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for infants und children. It
contains neither opium, morphine, nor
other narcotic eulmtance. It is a harmless substitute fur Paregoric, Drops,
Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil. It
is pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty
years' use by millions of mothers. Castoria deBtrovs worms and allays fever-
ishnoss. Castoria prevents vomiting
sour curd, cures Diarrhoea and wind
colic. Castoria releives teething
troubles, cures constipation and flatulency. Castoria assimilates the food,
regulates tho stomach and towels, giving healthy nnd natural sleep. Castoria is the children's panacea—the
mother's friend.
Lost ller -Propeller.
The steamer Belle, of the Royal
City Planing Mills, met with an accident yesterday morning noar tho Mission which will lay her up for a few
days. She had been employed iu
towing to tho Misaion 150,000 "feot of
lumber, to be usod in the construction
of tho new railway bridge, and was on
the return trip when the propellor
shaft suddenly snapped and the screw
fell off and sunk to the bottom of the
river. Had the accident occurred on
tho trip up tho lumber scows might
have been wrecked and a considerable
loss incurred thereby. Captain Johnston telegraphed au account of the
accident, and a tug was sent up and
brought the disabled craft to the city.
The Royal City machine shops immediately Bet to work on a now shaft
and it ia expected the Belle will be
ready for work again by Saturday. A
tug was also despatched to the scene
of the accident with men and appliances to try and recover the lost screw.
A Ureal Success.
The announcement of Messrs. Ogle,
Campbell & Freeman that Tuesday
would be set apart as a show day,
caused quite u stir mining the ladiea,
who, aa the spring time advances, naturally felt that it was time to discard
winter guises and appear in costumes
appropriate to tho season und the lovely weather we are enjoying. The
atore had been most artistically p re-
pared for the reception of the ladies,
and the beautiful linos of new goods
of now designs and colors were draped
and folded so as to show off their
shades nnd uses to the best advantage.
Tho store was like a bee-hive all day
and itwas with thegrcatest difficulty the
firm kept to their resolve not to ael!
any goods. It is safe to say that a
more varied antl bettor selected stock
of dry goods was never exhibited in
British Columbia, and Messrs. Ogle,
Campbell & Freeman havo good reason to be more than satisfied with the
great success that -intended their "show
PrcMtij-lery of Columbia.
A special meeting of tlio Presbytery
of Columbia wub hold in the lirst Pros-
byterian church, Vancouver, on Tuesday. Tho Rov. R. Jumiosun reported
that he hud oonducted divine serviou at
tho Riohmond church on Monday forenoon, and moderated in a cull to a
stated pastor for that congregation.
The congregation gave a unanimous
and hearty call to tho Rov. John A.
Jaffray, Spallumcheen. Mr. Jaffray
having signified his ucceptunce of the
oall, arrangements woro made fur his
induction on August 6th at 3 o'clock,
the Rev. lt, Jamieson, to preside, the
Rov. E. D. McLaren to preach ; Rev.
W. R. Hois to address the congregation, and Rev. A. Tait to address the
minister. Mr, Jaffray nnd family who
have been three years in Spallumcheen,
intend spending June and July in Ontario, and will then return for permanent residence in Richmond. Meantime, Mr Toms will continue to supply that field, and a handsome manse
will be built on the lot adjoining the
church on Sea Island.
It is understood tho Mail is mnk-
itg preparations for its libel suit with
tho Jesuits wholly regardlosa of expense. The oompany will send a commissioner to France and Belgium for
the purpose of arranging for prominent
statesmen to come over and give evidence touching the operations of the
Jesuit society in thoso countries. A
distinguished Paris advocato has also
been engaged,
Absolutely Pure.
Tb'apomi'orrover varies. A marvel of
pur.'i.y.sl-veiH- I'vuwiioleaomeneBS. More
economic:!I ill-' i ■ .a orilln-u-y klndR.and
cannot >e boM ' i com;>©iitlon with the
njuli-Uirteof 'o.7 -v.i,, short weight alum
ov -mo.'-Di-. .'« porflU'i'B. Bold onlyln cans.
Rova •■ tlACiNQ T'owdeh Co., 106 Wall St.,
New Yovu. 8fely
lot 43?, in the Municipality of
clay loam; about 70 acres cleared and
fenced wiLli [rood fencing; good bearing
orchard, small fra nit* house, largo bam
und stable; good water, hoth well and
creek; facing nn Fraser river with good
steamboat landing. Price, 54,000, liberal
terms.        Apply to
noOdlt-wto Chilllwhack, B. O.
fF-OVEB 6.000.000 Pe°P-e heli«To that it
, iL , gy.y"f,!!f,'Sr om host to hus- Sot-da
oi tbo largest and most relii-blo houso, un;! thoy udd
>. JJ, FERRY ,V CO. nro
acknowledged to i-v tho
Xargeet Seedsmen
Inthe world,
Illustrate-]. Desortp.
tive aud Piluod
,     For 1830
.   tottllnpptiu.iii!.-;, mid
W tolMt roar's ou-dtociora
_**wiuurat ordering it. Invalu.
• In eslctente.     I ahould annate it. Address
O.M. FERRYftCO.,Wlndtor,Ont
Samuel Mellard,
Dealer In Cutlery, Earthenware,
Bonks, Stationery and Medicines.
Land Agent, Conveyancer, and
Notary Public.
Agent for "The Columbian."
Post Oflico Address, Chilllwhack.
Bank of Montreal.
CAPITAL (all paid up), ■ $12,000,000
BEST,      •      •       ■      0,000,000
Hoad Office, • Montreal.
SIR I). A. SMITH, K. C. M. Q.-Prcsldont.
fl. A. DRTJMMOND, Kstl.-Vlco-I'rcslttent
W. .7. nUOlIANAN-auiienil Manager.
Kng.l New York, Chicago, and tn all
tho principal oltloa uml towns ln Canada.
Interest allowod on special doposlt-1.
Manager, Vanoouver.
Sub-Aoeht, Now Wostminstor.
Reduced Prices!
Opp. Oolonial Hotel
Colombia St,,  ■  Nkw Westmihstkb.
dwmh28to [•Weekly Bun ish Columbian
kV   Wednesday Moi-nlii;. April II, 18811.
(From Dh'.l/i Ootr.-.ibliu, Mu,: 23.)
The provincial legislature, it is reported, will be prorogued on April
Salmon averaged 12 to the boat last
night, which is considered good work
for this season of the year.
Eight hundred pounds of fresh salmon were exporter, to-day by W, H.
Vianen to Vancouver, and points east
on the 0. P. R. Hs alao shipped two
600 lb. sturgeon to Victoria.
A toam of Indian cricketers is expected to arrive by the s. s. Parthia,
at Vanoouver, next week, en route to
England. It is probable lhe visitors
wiilbe challenged by 30ine of the
British Columbia olubs.
About a dozen immigrants arrived
in tho city to-day from Ontario. They
come to tako up or purchase land, and
will pursue farming. They seem to
be the better class of immigrants and
in evory way the olass required in thia
A warm and gentle ahower nf rain
fell during the night, which haB freshened up gardens considerably and laid
the dust on the streets. It is alao
thought the shower hatched out five
billions of mosquitos. The figures
may be slightly astray, but we have no
time to check them.
The tug Leonora while ou her way
from Departure Bay to Vancouver on
Saturday last, vith a scow-load of
Wellington coal, encountered a heavy
cross sea during a squall. The waves
washed over the scow, smashing the
bulwarks and causing about 130 tons
of the ooal to find their way to the
bottom of the gulf. The total consignment was 150 tons, only 20 tons of
which was saved. The loss was about
Ileal estate in Vancouver must have
reached a price that borders on ultimate disaster. The Vancouver World
evidently recognizes this and attempts
to prevent a crash by publishing the
following:—"Oood judges of real estate from eastern American and Canadian cities consider 8300 per foot frontage, the highest figure yet reached for
central business property, cheap. Outside, or suburban property at §1,000
to 81,500 per lot they regard as beyond
present actual value, , The future is
discounted by several yoars."
Thore is a constant boom in the
direction of the new city park which
greatly resembles distant cannonading.
Each report means the extraction of
another largo stump, and so the work
goes rapidly on under the careful
supervision of Mr. Patterson. The
blowing up process is rather interesting at times to witness, especially
when the heavens aro profusely and
indiscriminately dotted with fragments
of Douglas iir. Persons visiting the
park should carry an umbrella ua
showers are of frequent occurrence.
A Fruitless Trip.
Special constable Groamo returned
from Ladners last night after a fruitless search for a notorious half breed,
named Louis Beo, who has boen Belling lagre quantities of liquor to tho Indians of late. Bee is a bad character
and has long beon ongaged ill this unlawful pursuit. Positivo proof was secured against him a few days ago and
Mr. Moresby determined to bring the
rascal to justice. Beo muat have been
informed that tho officers were after
him as ho managed to make good his
escape before Mr. Greamo got   down
to Ladners.
Royal Columliluu Hospital.
Tho Royal Columbian Hospital bill
has passed the local parliament. This
bill gives to the trustees all the hospital reserves, city and suburban, in
Westminster, to dispose of for the purpose of raising funds to build and
maintain a new hospital. The present
hospital has done much good work in
in its day, but tho tuno has come when
a new antl more suitable building is
required. Tho old building and the
lot ou which it stands will be sold by
the trustoes. It is probablo plans will
be immediatly prepared for the new
Tbe Hclaren-Kosa Mills.
James McLaren, mill ownor, of
Buckingham, is sending a gang of men
to his recontly acquired timber limits
in British Columbia. Tho term of
their engagement is two yoars. Tho
wages rango from 8*0 to $75 por
month for choppors, blacksmiths,
teamsters, &c, with their faros paid.
—Ottawa Free Press. James McLaren
ia a member of the Ross-McLaren
Lumbering Co. Private advices state
that the party may be expected to arrive here this week and will commence
operations ot once in connection with
the eroctitin of the sawmill.
Tlio Mission Bridge.
In the local house yesterday Mr.
Ladner gave notice that he will introduce a motion, with regard to the
width of the draw in tho proposed
bridgo near the Mission, requesting
the lieutenant-governor to call the attention of the Dominion govemmont
to thia question, and urging that the
bridge may bo so constructed as not to
interfere with the freo and safe navigation of tho river. From the numerous protests against tho present construction of the bridge it is certain the
government will bo forcod to insist on
tho 0. P. R. widening tho main span.
Efforts will not bo relaxed until the
change demanded is granted.
Children Cryfor
"Bn ii,,,,,! shape.*.'
We received tlio following telegram
last night, but too late for publication
in yesterday's paper:
Victoria, March 27, 0:05 p.m.—
Amendments city charter read third time
and passed in good shape
T. Cunninoiiam,
Mr. Cunningham, as our readers
know, is one of the delegation from
this city which has been looking after
the interests of the city charter amendments and other things affecting Westminster's welfare, in tho local house,
and whon he says the amendments
"passed in good shape," the most loyal
and enthusiastic Westminsterite may
congratulate himself.
A ltonil to llm naliy lake.
We have recoived a commuication
from Mr. Malcom Nicholson, of Matsqui, to the following effeot: "Will
you please inform the citizens of New
Westminster through your valuable
paper that they will always find a road
to Burnaby Lako through my place, as
usual, as I told Mr. Woods, last fall,
when surveying a portion of my place
whero it crossed the old trail, thut
would always keep a road for the
publio, and being ono of the first that
took steps to petitiop Hon. John Robson, protesting against taking away
our rights, I thank the citizens of New
Westminster in assisting mo and othera
who would havo suffered from the
lowering of the lake."
Soullicrn Bailway Nules.
A gang of GO men have boen aent
by Mr. Jas. Leamy to the Nicomeckl
flats to cut a three mile ditch for the
purpose of draining the water from
the proposed railway line. The gang
will be supplemented by 30 mon next
week. The flooding of tho Serpentiro
flats has been found to have been
largely "sused by tho numerous beaver
daniB along the river, and a forco of
men are now at work removing these
obstructions. Grading on tho roadbed, between Brownsville and the
hatchery is progressing favorably. The
work of grading round the bluff above
the hatchery, tho most difficult portion
of tho contract, will be' completed in
about eight days. Mr. Loamy expects
to put 200 moro  mon  at work  noxt
 , . .»	
. It was a Blast.
A number of poople who happened
to be on Douglas street, between
Queens' Avonue and Montreal street,
early this afternoon, were attraoted by
the wonderful and surprising gesticulations of a man who was making frantic efforts to get ovor a rather high
fence from a partially cleared lot. His
peculiar actions induced a gentleman
who was passing to enquire what was
thu matter. The man raised his head
in the air gave a dozen prodigious
puffs and finally shot out the word
"tire I" There were no signs of fire
roundabout except from a stump near
by which was smoking, and as the man
still continu'd his wild gesticulations and
appeared anxious to get away from the
spot, tho enquiry waa repeated. Raising his arms and thrashing the air wildly
the excited man tried to find speech,
and evoryono waited breathlessly expecting to hoar something awful. But
just as he appeared calm enough to
speak a terrible explosion was heard
and a shower of stones, earth and
splinters rained down on the interested
group, causing a sudden dispersing of
those who a moment before wero so
anxious to know what it was all about.
"It was a blast" roarod the man, and
evoryono within earshot agreed with
Police Court.
George Taylor had made many good
resolves and brokon them, but when
he decided to keep Lent ho meant to
be true to his word even if he had to
steal the fish. It was rather hard on
Taylor that Friday approached bo rapidly antl his massive monoy coffers
were empty, with not even a short bit
in his pocket to buy a dozen smelts.
Ho lookod into W. H. Vianou's fiah
market and there espied a number of
beautiful Balmon, one of which ho slipped into an empty sack, and, after
scratching a memo of tho purchase on
a cake of ice, left the shop. Mr.
Vianen happened to observo tho occurence and called a policeman to witness
tho stylo of purchase. Taylor's explanation was unsatisfactory to the
presiding magistrates, Capt. Pitten-
daigh and Mr. MoTiernan, who sentenced him to three months with hard
Alox Ross, a hardworking miner,
came to town a fow days ago to recuperate his health and got very drunk,
for which intlescrutinn he was arrested.
As Roas had tried to commit suicide on
several occasions he was remanded for
medical examination. The examination did not prove that Ross is insane,
though he is subject to opileptio tits.
The court sentenced him to 14 days in
A l-'lHH'.I.I'sgl'll t'lllCltl'll.
Mr. Morris, manager of the powder
works at Oadhoro Bay, loft a montros-
ity at this office yeaterday in the shape
of a chicken with four legs.   The bird
was perfectly formed, having the usual
well developed two legs accorded  by
nature.   The two extra protruded from
where the tail ought to be, one having
three claws, tho othor but  two.   It
was but short lived, and died without
a kick, whioh is somewhat remarkable
oonBidering tho  advantagos possessed
by it.—Colonist.
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A farmer named William Davidson
was kiliod by falling off a load of hay
noar Carborry, Manitoba.
Pitcher's Castoria.
(From Daily Columbian, Mar. 29.)
Another benetic'iil shower of rain
fell last night.
A plain drunk was captured to-day
by the police. He was of the mild
and sociable type.
W. H, Vianen shipped 500 pounda
of fresh salmon to-day to Montreal and
500 pounda to other Eastern points.
The merchants aro responding liberr
ally to the call to subsidize a daily
steam service to the North Arm
Roports from thoMission say the contractors are rushing the construction
of the new railway bridge as fast aa
men and material can do the work.
A prominent business man s..id to
day that more money had been circulated in Westminster during the
last three months than during the
ninri months previous. These aro
satisfactory signs of prosperity.
Tho total number of settlors arrived
in Canada from .lanuaiy 1 to February
28,1889, waB 10,890, against 0,477 in
the corresponding months last year.
The Government immigrant agent reports that the demand for farm hands
and female domestic servants is very
large at Toronto.
An instance of the rapid increase iu
the value of Westminster real estate
was given us yesterday. Just ono year
ago Rand Bros, bought two lots on
Douglas street at $80. eaoh and yesterday $800. waa refused for the two.
And yet property is still a long way behind Vancouver values.
The Dominion Illustrated for March
16th., contains as a frontispiece a very
faithful portrait of the late Horn Thos,
White, at tho time of his death Dominion minister of interior. The number for March 23rd contains a portrait
of Hon, Oliver Mowat, premier of
Ontario, and both numbers display besides somo rare Canadian scenes. The
Dominion Illustrated is published
weekly in Montreal and Toronto by
G. E. Desbarats & Sun, and is cheap
at $4 per annum.
Nanaimo isn t much on city improvements, but it has a debating society
that can handle both large and small
game with equal facility and felicity.
Monday niglit "Imperial Federation"
was discussed with an affirmative result, and next week the delicate question "Aro Early Marriages Desirable"
will be sifted to the bottom. If we
may bo allowed to express an opinion
on the subject, we shouldn't advise
any ono to get up earlier than 7 a. m.
to go through the interesting ceremony
unless it is to be au elopement, when
2 a. ni. and a cold breakfast may bo
A most remarkable phenomenon is
reported as having boen witnessed ono
day last wook by a stage party between Clinton and Lillooet. A glistening, shining object in the ahapo of a
quarter moon, and sevoral times its
length, was observed falling from the
sky. At first it appeared, as though it
would fall on tho top of a high mountain peak, but came down nearer to
the party and imbedded itself, in a
snow deposit on the side, and as it foil
threw snow up on all sides. Where
it fell was afterwards discovered to bo
about fivo miles distant. Tho phenomenon was observed by the drivor and
one of tho party, a highly respeotable
and reliable resident of Vancouver,
who vouches for ita authenticity.—
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A Cuke mit Low-ago.—Thnt painful
r omp'aint can bo quickly cured by the
right remedy. Miss Mury Jane Gould,
ofutouoy Creek, Oil;., sovs: "I was
troubled with lumbago. a"d could not
got relief until I u^cd Hagya: d's Yellow
'il, one bottlo of which cured mo en'.i.-e-
Active Bnlldlng Operationi.
A count of the residential buildings
now in courso of erection within tho
city limits, shows that 72 are now boing constructed. Many of those are
almost completed and will de ready
for occupation within a week or tv, o.
So great seems to be the demand for
houses that few buildings are completely finished before they are occupied,
the painting and plastering in many
cases being performed after occupation.
It is said by tho first of May 125 new
houses will liavo been added to the
city since the beginning of the year.
A Fund Holder Dead.
Mary Jordan, a nativo of Dublin,
aged 80 yours, died last evening. The
old lady will bo long romemberod as
tho pcrsistont petitioner for pardon on
behalf of an unworthy son, who is now
serving a term in the penitentiary.
Hor last momenta wero ombitterod by
the thought of her unsuccessful efforts,
nnd tho urgent appeals for a last look
on tho face sho loved so woll waa the
only wish that could not bo gratified.
Mrs. Jordan has boon for ninny years
a rocipient of the charity of the good
sistors of St. Ann. Standard of Wednesday.
A ship's Crew .Hailed.
Tin- Texiulrr Mining Co,
Tho Texada Mining Co., ho owners
of lho "Golden Slipper" and other
claims on Texada Island have bonded
their properties to a syndicate of gentlemen who are represented by Mr.
Ceperly of Vancouver. The bonding
price is in the neighborhood of seventy-
live thousand dollars, and the term of
expiry of the bond is limited to nine
months. A certain portion of the
amount nominated in the bond is spot
cash, and tho remainder' is to be paid
in two instalments. It is understood
that tho bonding parties will immed-
diately commence the work of develop
ment, and it may be reasonably expected that the true value of Texada
quartz will be demonstrated before the
close of the yenr.—Courier.
Athletic Trophies.
The return foot ball match, Mainland vs. Ialand, will not be played tomorrow and the game will probably be
postponed until Easter Monday,
Whilo speaking of foot ball a word i
connection with tho lacrosse championship is not out of place. Two
cup., were, presented last year for com-
petiiton by Mr. H. Cole of the Greyhound Hotel, and this year tho Al-
hambra saloon comes forward and offers a oup to be oompeted for by the
lacrosso olubs. It is very generous on
the partof the donators of these gifts:
but it will eventually lead to a degeneration of our mar'y games unless
they are kept free and separate from
all outside influences. If the general
public will not contribute to offer
trophies to be competed for the games
can be played with just the same ardor
for the honor of the little word "victory."
New Salmon Cannery.
The four masted steam schooner
Jeannie arrived at Nanaimo from
Prince William Sound on Tuesday.
She took on a supply of coal and left
yesterday for San Franoisoo. The object of the vessel's trip to Prince William Sound was the establishment of a
cannery for the Pacific Steam Whaling Company of San Francisco. A
suitable location for the purpose was
found in Whitcomb Bay, and material and men were left at the place by
the steamer, and the work of erecting
a suitable cannery and othor buildings
was actively begun. Capt. Gage says
that it is a wild and broken country,
and gales are frequent and often violent during the winter season. Tho location selected for the canning establishment, the captain says, is excellent.
The Alaska Commercial Company had
set their eyes upon it, having at one
timo had a trading station there, ai d
wero about starting a cannery when
they wero forestalled by tho Pacific
Steam Whaling Company. The company intend to send up a steam tug
and steam launch for service at the
new canning establishment. They
anticipated a big catch of salmon, and
all arrangements are being rapidly
made to put up the fish on the most
approved method.
Mr. Moresby, Governor of tho Provincial gaol, returned from Vancouver
last night bringing with him seven of
the crew of the ship Princess Alexandra, now lying at Moodyville. It
appears tho prisoners had organized to
steal and dispose of the spare canvas
belonging totho ship, and weresuccess-
ful in getting away with a considerable
quantity. The doings of tho orew
were discovered and Mr. Moresby
wont over and searched the forecastle
with the result that stolen goods wore
found in the dunnage of three men,
who were arrested and taken to Vancouvor for trial. Two were sentenced
to one month's imprisonment and the
other to 3 months with hard labor.
The othor four got one month each for
for leaving the vessel without permission.
A Dublin Boy.
At the police court this morning a
strapping young Irishman, named
John O'Farrel, was arraigned on the
charge of being drunk and disorderly
und kicking the police. The evidence
went to show that he took possession
of a West End hotel and no one dared
attempt to put him out. Chief Pearce
was sent for and asked him to go along
quietly to the lockup, but O'Farrel
said he was a "Dublin tough," and no
policeman in this country could put
him under arrest, Pearce thought
different and took hold of the Dublin
youth, when a struggle ensued during
which the chief's helmet was smashed
into smithereens aud ho also receivod
several severe kicks from his antagonist. O'Farrel was finally overcome
and taken to the lockup with a pair
of bracelets on. Capt. Pittendrigh
and Mr. McTieman, the presiding
magistrates, promptly sentenced the
prisoner to two months' imprisonment
with hard labor, the former remarking
tha* they "could not allow the constables to be kicked about by drunken
blackguards." When the sontenco
was pronounced O'Farrel turnod to
some friends, who were in court, and
asked for a loan of money, which was
refused. Fora few seconds he indulged iu a vigorous "boo-boo," but
quickly dried his tears and swore he
would "lather" them when ho got out.
O'Farrel was taken from the dock
and in company with Constables Carty
and Smith started to cross to tho lockup. Whon the' middle of the road
was reached he surprised tho constables hy making a sudden bolt in tho
direction of Clarkson street, which he
followed to Mary and thence along
Columbia street to Blackwood where
ho was recaptured opposite the Catholic church by Mr. Robt. MoBroom.
Many people took part in the chase,
and excitement ran high for a time.
To-morrow O'Farrel will bo up again
on the moro serious charge of attempting to escape from justice, and it is
probable he will regret his rashness.
Ulcerated Stomach, — "For threo
years I was unable to work, sufforing
from ulcerated stomach. Medical aid
having failed, 1 was void to try Burdock
Blood Bitters, of whioh seven bottles
made a permanent cure. This was two
years ago, and I feel that I hr ve to thank
B. B. B. for being alive and well to-day,"
Mrs. Rose Ann MoCloskey, Marmora,
4 or the weok ending Sunday night,
1,858 people have takon up their residence in Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. In the corresponding week of last year but 677 emigrants arrivod.
Victoma, March 25.—Tho speaker
took the chair at 2:15 p. m. Prayers
by Archdeacon Scriven.
Mr. Cowan presented the second report of tho select standing committee
on mines, recommending various
amendments to the mineral act. The
report wes received nnd ordered to be
printed. Tho standing orders on
motion having been suspended, Mr.
Bole asked leave to introduco a bill to
amend the aot of incorporation of Vancouver city. Leave was grrnted rnd
fie bill read a first time and referr i
to the select committeo on private
bills, tho usual eight days' notice being
dispensed with,
Mr. Bole moved, seconded by Mr.
Grant, that in the opinion of this
liouse it iB desirable that the government should introduce legislation to
provide for an official stenographer in
connection with the house.
The speaker said it appeared to him
that the motion was out of order as by
it the house proposed to direct the
action of the government. Mr. Bole
having obtained permission to do so
withdrew his resolution.
Mr. T. Davie asked leave to introduco a bill entitled "An Act to amend
tho Companies' Act." Leavo was
granted, the bill read a first time, and
the second reading fixed for Wednesday. On motion of the finance minister, the third report of the committee
of supply was adopted, and, the reso-
luion passed.
The attorney-general moved the
second reading of the bill to amend
the License Act. Tho bill was read a
second time and the house went into
committeo on it, Mr. Allen in tho
chair. The committeo rose and repotted the bill complete with amendments.
Tno house went into committee with
Mr. Croft as chairman, to consider a
message from the lieutenant-governor,
with the bill referring to the sale of
land by the RoyalColumbian Hospital.
The committee rose, reported the bill
and recommended its introduction in
tho houae. The report was received,
the bill read a first time, and the seoond reading fixed for Wednesday.
The finance minister presented a
statement of special warrants signed
by the lieutenant governor, together
with all expenditure incurred thereon,
from February 14th, 1888, to Maroh
1st, 1889. On motion the statement
was reoeived and ordered to bo printed.
The house went into committe, Mr.
Thompson in the chair, upon the Victoria official map act. The committee
reported the bill complete with amendments, the same to be considered on
The bill to incorporate the synod of
British Columbia wns committed with
Mr. Duck in the chair. Tho committee reported the bill complote with
amendments and it is to be considered
on Wednesday.
The bill to amend an act relating to
tho development of quartz mines waB
rend a second time and committed
with Mr. Martin in the chair. The
bill was reported completo with amend
ments, the report to be considered on
Tho house then went into committee
on the municipalities bill, Mr. Semlin
in the chair. The committee reported
progress and asked loavo to sit again.
The bill to incorporate tho Brockton Point Athletic Club was read a
third time and passed.
The bill to incorporate the Victoria
Lumber and Manufacturing Company
was read a third time and passed.
The house adjourned at 6 o'olock.
Viotobia, March 27.—Tho speaker
took the chair at 2.20 p.m. Prayers
were read by Venerable Achdeacon
On motion the standing orders wero
suspended and the committee on private bills allowod to present its request on the act "to amend the Aot of
Incorporation of Vancouver city."
The report waa received.
Mr. Cowan asked leave to introduce
a bill to amend the mineral act. Leave
was granted, the bill read a first time
and the second reading fixed for Thursday
Tho house then went into committeo
on the National Electric Tramway Co's
bill, Mr. Ladner in tho chair. Tho
bill was reported complete with amendments and will be considered at the
noxt sitting of the houso.
Mr. Nasiui moved tho second reading of tho Oanadian, Western and Cariboo Railway Company's bill. After
somo discussion the bill was read a second time and committed for the noxt
sitttiug of tne house.
Tho provincial secretary moved tho
second reading of tho bill to enable
tho trusteos of the Royal Columbian
Hospital to dispose of its laud and
buildings. The bill was read tho second time and committed, Mr. Duck
being in tho chair. Tho bill was reported complote with amendments.
Tho report was adopted and the bill
read the third time and passed.
The house wont into committeo of
whole, Mr. Nason in tho chair, to consider a message from his honor with a
bill to grant tho city of Westminster
certain lands on Lulu Island. The
committe rose and recommended the
introduction of the bill to the houso.
The bill was read a first time and the
second reading fixed for Thursday.
Mr Tolmie moved the second reading of the bill to prevent trespass on
enclosed lands. The bill was read a
second time and committed, with Mr.
Duck in the chair. The bill was reported complete with amendments,
and the report will be considered at
tho next sitting of the houao.
The bill to incoporate the Columbia
and Kootenay Railway Compony was
road a third time and passed.
The provincial secrotary presented
a mossago from his honor the lieutenant-governor accompanying a bill to
provide for a grant of land to the Columbia and Kootenay Railway and
Navigation Company. On motion it
was recoived to be referred to a committoe of the whole on Thursday,
ing of tho bill respecting the practice
of medicine and surgery. The bill
was read a third time. Mr. Davie
moved that the bill do not pass. Mr,
Grant contended that tho motion was
out of order. In order to allow the
speaker time to consider the point
raised before giving a decision, the debate on the motion was adjourned.
Mr. Bolo asked permission to move
tho second reading of the act to amend
the act of incoporation of Vancouver
city. The second reading was deferred until the next sitting of the house.
On motion of the attorney-gereral
the bill to amend tho licenses act was
read a third time and passed.
The report on the official map act of
Victoria was ou motion adopted and
tho b'U was read a third time and passed.
On motion the report of the committee upon the bill to incoporate the
Anglican Synod of British Columbia
was adoptod, the bill read a third time
and passed.
The report of the committee on the
bill to amend the act to aid in the development of quartz mining wus adopted, the bill read a third time and passed.
The louse went into committee on
the municipalities amendment bill,
Mr. Semlin in the chair. Tho committee rore, reported progress and
asked leave to sit again.
The bill to amend the New Westminster act waB on motion read a third
tiire and passed. On motion the order
for the commitment upon the second
re. ding of tho conditional sales bill
was discharged.
Mr. Davie moved the second reading of the pharmacy act. The motion
was defeated by a vote of 8 to 6.
Mr. Higgins moved the second reading of tho libel bill and referred to the
necessity of such a bill which was required to protect legitimate journalism. Such a bill was greatly needed
in British Columbia to day. Mr.
Dunsmuir moved the adjom.iment of
the debite aud the house rose to Bit
again on Thursday.
Mr. Ladner gives notico that he will
move that "whereas great anxiety is
now felt with regard to the width of
the draw in the proposed bridge at or
near St. Mary's Mission, owing to the
di..w being only 60 feet wide and
some Bteamera plying on t'.ie Fraser
River.being 40 feet wide, thus leaving
a space of only Oli feet ou ench side,
the river at that place also having a
very strong current; be it therefore
re olved that a respectful address bo
presented to his honor the lieutenant-
governor requesting him to call the
attention of the Dominion government
to this question and urge that the
above bridge may be so constructed as
not to interfere with the safe navigation of the river.
Victoria, Maroh 28.—Tho speaker
took the chair at 2 p.m. Prayers
wero road by Rev. Mr. Beanlands,
Mr. Fry, chairman of the select committee appointed to enquire into the
matters of the Indian Reserve of
Cowichan, reported, Mr. Tolmie introduced a bill to prevent cattle running at large in the city of Victoria.
The house nent into committee of
supply and reported the bill to the
house granted $864,431,05 to defray
expensta of the government tluring
18C9-90. The bill waa read a tirst
In the absence of Mr. Bole, Mr. Orr
moved tho second reading of the Van-
conver Incorporation Act Amendment
Mr. Orr asked the Attorney-Genoral
"Has the ownership of the Town of
Farwell, otherwise known ns Revelstoke, beeu finally decided! If uot,
what is the intention of the Goveru-
respecting the same V The answer
was: "The report of the Supreme
Court of Canada shows that the decision of that Court in the case of Regina vs. Farwell was in favor of the
Dominion. The Province wns nut a
party to the suit. The Provincial
Government has no further knowledge
in the premises.
Tlio Kootenay Railway Bill was
read a first time. Colonel Baker proposed that the Bill be read a second
time and pushed through.
The Speaker : "If no one objects."
"Mr. Higgins : "I object to the Bill
going through to-day,"
Mr. Cowan movod tho second reading of the mineral bill, explaining
that it was based on the recommendations of the mining commission and
dealt with the, ititestato estatea of deceased miners nnd other matters. The
bill was rend the second time. The
National Electrio Tramway Company's
bill was read a third time and passed.
Tho trespass hill was read a third
time and passed.
The liouse then went into committeo
on the Western Central Railway bill.
In committee a long discussion ensued
on tlio bill, Mr. Semlin moving an
amendment requiring the time to bo
limited to ono year for commencing
construction and seven for conpletion.
After discussing the mattor at length
a motion wus made that it Bhould be
read threo years to begin and ten years
to complete, and a further discussion
occured on tho proposition to insert a
clause providing for an expenditure of
$20,000 annually. Itbe;ng0 o'clock
the committee rose, reportod progroBS
and asked leave to sit again. The
house then adjourned till Friday afternoon.
A Frightened Motues.—"My little
girl 4 yoars old, frightened me ono night
By a croupy cough, but I gave her a dote
of Hagyard's Yollow Oil, whioh relieved
her at once, aud sho slept well all night.
I have since used it in soveial cases of
croup, host bites, etc, and find it always
reliable. Mra. Eva Bradley, Virdon,
W. J. McGarrigle, the boodler, haa
arrived at Toronto to complete arrangements for returning  to Chicago.
Nine hundrod passengers, mostly
Ontario farmers, left Toronto for Manitoba and the Northwest Tuesday nigho.
Richard Hoag, who arrived et Montreal on Tuesday from Mid Calder,
Scotland, was fleeced of $200 by con-
Mr. Anderson moved the third read-1 fidence mon. Weekly British Columbian
Wciliit-sdaj- Morning, April ii, 1881).
An eastern exchange does not
agree with the opinion of a cotemporary to the effect that oratory is
declining in both the United States
and Oanatln, if by "oratory" is meant
the clear anu forcible expression of
opinion in public by intelligent and
eloquent men, and supports its views
aa follows: The formation of debating societies, either ou the parliamentary model or on political lines,
the fact that literary societies exist
at all the universities and many
leading educational institutions, that
it is quite common for young people's
associations in connection with the
various churches to have a debating
circle, are facts whicli point to quite
a different conclusion than that of
the decline of oratory. How far
success is attained in those praiseworthy attempts is of course another
matter, but there does not seem to
be any doubt that public speaking is
being cultivated iu and out of our
legislatures with a fair measure of
snecess. It is not alone men more
or less devoted to tlio professions or
to literary pursuits who evince
ability to address audiences with
skill and vigor, but amoiig the ranks
of commercial men are to be found
an increasing numbor who can express their views in choice language,
and make their points with marked
power. The number of societies,
leagues and gatherings of every sort
has been growing so rapidly of late
years that it would appear but reasonable to assume that the amount
of speechifying required nt their
meetings would have produced n certain supply of speakers, and as
almost every man belongs to at least
one of these organizations, it is easy
to test the truth of the assertion wo
make that there is a great improvement in public speaking of late
years, and that Oanada has no cause
to be at all ashamed of her progress
in this respect. If by oratory is intended only the most ambitious efforts, then it may be said that oratory, like other things, is being influenced by modern ideas. Long
speeches are going out of fashion.
Some of the best parliamentary efforts are now made in an hour or
two instead of being spread over
several hours and delivered to a
semi-somnolent audience. Condensation of thought and cogency of argument combined are now muoh
sought after, and no one will deny
that the speaker who cultivates
these qualities necessarily exeludes
himself from the use of the finest
arts of eloquence. The age has no
time for set orations of appalling
length when the same thing can be
said in less space; both on tho platform and in ihe pulpit orators aro
consulting the wishes of the listeners
in this respect, and losing noihing
by it. Pulpit eloquence is as effective now as in past days, and statesmen do not lack for attentive audiences, showing that thero is no decline in the genoral desire to encourage public speaking. • On the whole,
Oanada has reason to be proud of
the orators of high class she possesses, ns well as the very large
number who may be more modestly
designated ns excellent public
Postmaster-General Hnggart's alleged improvements in the postal
service of the country are not meeting with approval, but, on the contrary, aro the subject of very general
adverse criticism. Nothing oan be
said against the proposed chango of
increasing the weight of ordinary
letters from 3 conts per half-ounce
to 3 cents per ounce, but the provisions with respect to drop letters
and for registration are particularly
objectionnble. Drop lettors it is
proposed to mako 2 cents per ounce
instead of 1 cent per half-ounce. As
the great majority of drop letters
would come under the half-ounce
weight, it is difficult to see any advantage to the public in this regulation. The proposed increase in registration from two to ten cents (a
uniform rate to all postal union countries) does not, either, appear, on the
face of it, to have been designed in
the public interest, although all
these changes tend to greater simplicity and ease of manipulation in
the postal machinery of the country,
which is a point not to be ignored
altogether, and for the extra registration ntUlitional security will no
doubt, be given, The measure will,
of course, tend to put a stop to the
registration of letters carrying small
amounts. An eastern journal criticizes the proposed increase in registration ns follows : "When it is
borne in mind that the total number
of letters passing through the mails
during every twelve months is over
seventy-five millions and the number of postal cards over sixteen millions is not to be wondered at that
a proportion of them go astray.
Letters go astray from many causes,
usually by the fault of the sender,
who either does not address thein
properly or does not stamp them
sufficiently.   Among theletters re
turned from the dead letter oflico at
Ottawa were no fewer than 13,928
registered letters, besides 2665
letters containing enclosures of value
that were not registered. Of the
letterB lost or stolen while passing
through the post office 204 were
registered, while 273 containing
money but not registered went tho
same way, no trace of them being
found. The postal department would
greatly prefer if every letter containing money were registered, so
that in the event of it going astray
they would have some means of
tracing it, but for all this many
people continue to take their
chances of the letter reaching its
destination, not feeling disposed to
pay the two cents registration fee.
How it will be when the postal department increases the registration
fee, as it purposes doing) If people
will not register their letters when
the fee is only two cents it may be
taken for granted that they will not
register them when the fee is not
two, but ten, and thus there will be
more letters of value lost than
ever. It would be interesting to
know on what ground the department justifies the proposed increase."
The ground, or grounds, are, probably, in the first place, to simplify
the workings of the postal machinery
by having a uniform registration
rate for all postal union countries,
which is the same, too, we believe as
that of the United States, and, further, to be enabled to give greater
security for valuable letters that tho
senders can well afford, for this consideration, to pay the higher registration rate on. Although the
higher proposed changes may not be
popular, it will be seen that there
aro compensatory advantages involved.
President Harrison's administration, inaugurated so recently with a
great flourish of trumpets, is not giving general satisfaction in the very
difficult matter of appointments.
This is hardly to be expected, for
where there are so many office-seekers some must needs be disappointed.
But, making duo allowance for the
unavoidable, a good many of the
new appointments are not such as a
free and yet responsible administration would make in the public interest, bat, on the contrary, a slavish
concession seems to have been made
to hereditary dolts and party favorites. Several notable, not to say
scandalous, examples can bo given.
The important position of minister
to England has been filled by Robert
Lincoln, not so much on account of
his ability and fitness (which is only
mediocre), as because he is the son
of his father, who was a giant in his
day; but the sons of great men, experience shows, generally serve as a
foil to enhance the paternal lustre.
Another important appointment,
filled by a hereditary and party
favorite, and still more unfittingly,
is that of minister to Austria, the
appointee being Fred Grant, son of
the late Ulysses S., but nothing
more, particularly. An appointment which is criticized most severely, and justly, we think, by a nonpartisan American journal, is that
of Mr. Walker Blaine, son of the
new secretary of state (a questionable cabinet appointment to begin
with), to the position of examiner of
claims in the department of state,
The most delicate portion of the
duties of his department is the careful and searching scrutiny of claims
of American citizens against foreign
states. By the custom of nations a
government is bound to make the
just claims of its citizens its own.
It is the only agency through which
those claims can be presented and
enforced, and they necessarily involve the possibility of using the
whole power of the government to
secure justice. On that account it
is imperative that the government
should take the utmost precautions
to be sure that tbe claims are just.
For this purpose they should be submitted to tho study of competent,
thoroughly-trained, impartial person, of established reputation deserving the confidence not only of the
state department, but of the country.
The journal mentioned above adds:
"It is only needed to enumerate
these qualifications to perceive how
completely the younger Blaino is
lacking in them, and then when we
recall tho equal want of them in hie
father, who is presumably to bo
guided by the son's opinions, the
prospect opened up to the oountry
for the next four years is far from
reassuring." Tho appointment of
Mr. James S. Olarkson to the responsible position of first assistant
postmaster-geueral is also characterized as a most unfit one, the appointee being described as being not
only a violent partisan, but an unscrupulous and dishonorable person.
It was disgust on the part of the
better class of Republicans with the
corruption and civil servico abuses
of thoir party that had a large share
in the defeat of the Republicans and
the eleotion of Cleveland a little over
four years ago. If the Harrison administration keeps up its record, so
inauspiciously begun, there will be
a large increase of Republican "mug
wumps," and tho campaign of 1884
may be repeated in 1802, with the
samo result.
An interesting ecclesiastical trial,
begun in February, has been edifying
tho English public recently. This
ie the trial of Dr. King, the Bishop
of Lincoln, before the archbishop of
Canterbury and five bishops acting
as assessors, for alleged illegal practices in connection with the administration of tho Holy Communion,
the specific acts mentioned in the
citation being substantially (1) tho
use of the altar lights ; (2) of the
mixed chalice; (3) and (4) of the
eastward position; (5) causing the
"Agnus Dei" to be sung immediately
nfter the prayer of consecration;
(6)making the sign of the cross during tho absolution and benediction;
and (7) "ceromouially" making the
ablutions, all of which are declared
by the promoters of the suit to be
"coiemonies in addition to und other
than ceremonies prescribed by the
Book of Common Prayer." The
prosecution has aroused intense interest in England, snys an exchange,
not only by reason of the issue raised
in the indictment, but because of
the novelty of the whole proceeding.
It is noarly two hundred years since
the last provious trial of this sort
was held in England, and, in fact,
this is only the second time sinco
the reformation that a bishop of the
province of Canterbury hns been
summoned to appear liuforo his
metropolitan to nnswer charges of
his alleged illogal practices. Tlio
tribunal whoso aid is invoked is of
somewhat obscure origin, dating
back before the reformation. In
the .middle ages similar cases were
tried by the archbishop, sitting as
metropolitan, but tho only instanco
of the exercise of such jurisdiction
since then is that furnished by the
celebrated trial of Bishop Watson
by Archbishop Tenison for simony
in the reign of William III. In
that caso, in spite of appeals to the
court of king's bench and the house
of lords, the archbishop's authority
wns upheld, and the accused was
finally deprived and excommunicated. Owing to the fact that the
diocesan machinery for the trial of a
priest or deacon provided by the
later church discipline acts is wholly
inapplicable in the case of a bishop,
Dr. King's prosecutors have been
obliged to fall baok upon Watson's
case as a precedent. In June of
last year the ohurch association pe-
tioned the Archbishop of Canterbury
to hear the charges. He, however,
was unwilling to assume the responsibility of doing so, and ropliod that
he must first be satisfied thnt the
jurisdiction, if exorcised, would be
recognized as valid by law. Application was therefore made to tlie
privy council to have this point definitely settled, and tho whole question was elaborately argued before
five lay judges nnd five bishops. The
result was a unanimous decision
that tho jurisdiction of the archbishop to try such a case was perfectly valid, und must bo recognized
as part of the existing law of the
church and the realm. It was also
intimated that if his grace declined
to hear tho suit himself it would be
tried elsewhere. Archbishop Bcn-
Bon determined, therefore, to undertake tho unpleasant task, nnd in
doing so to follow, in every relevant
detail, the precedent of Bishop Watson's trial, complete records of whicli
are still in existence, though unpub
lished. The archbishop is the solo
judge in the case, but he has the
assistance of his vicar-general, Sir
James Parker Deane, Q.O., a learned
ecclesiastical lawyer, who will give
him such legnl advice as he may require. The bishops of London, Winchester, Rochester, Oxford, and
Salisbury also sit with him us assessors.
Death is reaping a harvest among
Ihe notable ones of the earth and
sustaining a well-earned reputation
for having a fondness for a shining
mark. The other day John Bright
passed quietly and peacefully over to
the "majority" from tlio scene of a
well spent, long and useful life; on
Monday Hon. J. H. Popo, who has
hovered for months on thu verge of
the unseen world, obeyed the summons which none can withstand.
Both were of n comparatively ripe
ago, and, undor such circumstances,
while the deceased may bo sincerely
mourned for and their virtues duly
extolled, death's foreclosure is U8unlly
acquiesced in with it better grace
than when the young aro cut off in
their youth or men stricken iu their
prime. Hon. J. H. Pope, whose
death we chronicled yesterduy, hns
been identified with the public life
of Oanada since 1852. A Canadian
by birth and education, ho has long
been honored by his countrymen as
a representative iu parliament and
as a cabinet minister. He has represented Compton, Quebec, since
1&B7 in the old Canadian assembly,
and since confederation in the Dominion parliament. In 1871 Mr,
Pope became a member of tho Dominion privy council und tho samo
year  accepted  the position in the
.Miiiiiloiinld administration ot minister of agriculture, which ho held
until Sir John's resignation in 1873.
In 1878, on the return of the Conservatives to power, lie resumed the
duties of minister of agriculture, and
in 1885 was appointed minister of
railways, n position which he held
up to the time of his death. Tho late
minister of railways was an agriculturist by profession, and was very
successful in his chosen vocation,
Hon. Mr. Pope has been for years
n personal friend of Sir John Macdonald, and although by no means n
brilliant orator or parliamentarian,
had gootl business and administrative abilities, which enabled him to
fill an important place in the cabinet. Hon. J. II. Pope was 65 years
of age at the time of his death, nnd
had boen in poor health for several
years. He cannot but be missed
from the extensive circle which ho
has filled.
A. B. Dos Rechers, Arthabaskaville,
P. Q.. writes: "Thirteen yenrs ago I was
seized with a severe attack of rheumatism
in the head, from which 1 nearly constantly suffered, until after having usod
Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil for nino days,
bathing tho hoad, &c, when I was completely cured, and havo only used half a
,  . -.	
nummary nf .Ifliiliijr Soles.
Now that the snow has gone from
tho Columbia valley, tho boys nre
striking out for their mineral locations iu the mountains. Rosamond &
Kirkpatriek loft Donald on Wednesday for Toby creek. They first intend to cut a trail into tho district, so
that they will have less difficulty in
getting in their supplies. Mossrs. Mc-
Cnbe, Lowe, Dninard, Allen, and
others aro at work on the new trail tp
tho McMurdo district. Superintendent A. 1*. Cummins lias begun operations on Canyon creek. He expects
to reaoh bedrock within 30 foet. McDonald, Vaohou, and Campbell liavo
taken a conn-act to do considerable development work on the Ebenezer, n
clnim near Golden recently purchased
by C. D. Rand and others of Vancouver. Charley Law is still peging away
on Jubilee mountain, running two
shifts on the Atlanta-Constance ground.
The minors discharged from tho Monarch mine at Field have beeu paid off,
and little or no work will again be
dono at thnt camp until the Vnncouvor smelter is in good running order.
The coal mines at Anthracite and Can-
more are running along ns usunl, although tho breaking up uf tho ico in
the Bow river somewhat interferes
with operations at the latter. Thero
aro rumors, also, that tho mines at Anthracite aro about to change hands.
Porcupine creek is booming, nnd
shares of tho Donald Gold Mining Co.
are offering freely at par, with no
Worms causo feverishuess, moaning
nnd restlessness in sleep. Mother Graves'
Worm Exterminator is pleasant, suro,
and effectual, If your druggist has hone
in stock, get him to procure it for yon.
C. C. Richards & Co.
Gents,—I was cured of a sevoro attack
of rheumatism by MINARD'S LINIMENT, after trying all otlier remedies
for 2 years.
George Tisulicv.
Albert Co., N. B.
C. C. Richards & Co.
Gents,—I hud a valuable colt so bad
with mange, I feared I would loso it. I
cured hiin like magic.
Christopher Saukdess.
lVl HEN ItY" ■*■:■• HUNCH
CHARLIE'' (614 C. ttlWill
imike lhcseason of 1881) ns
Kino Henky, nt  Lad not's, Mud Bny,
Semiahmoo, Clover Valley nml Lnngley.
PjunobCiiauue, nt Ludner'-i nnd Lulu
TmtMS—King Henry. $16.00 lo Insure.
Princo Cliar-lo. 25.00    "
Not roRponslblo for accidents.   Kor further particulars enquire  of  the  undersigned at Ladner's.
wapiiml H, D. BENSON.
Corbett & Kennedy,
manupactuhehs ok
*W"-A. S. SI.
Front Street,   -  New Westminster
having just opened in thk
nbovo llni', wo respectfully solicit a
share ol the trade, nml trust oy careful
nllontlontoorilers noil mo-ierntoCharges
to merit tho sumo. Experienced work-
mon; satisfaction giinrnnieetl.
Estimates furnished for Galvanized Iron
Cornice, Roofing, Plumbing, Gas-flltlng,
Hteitni and Hot Wnter HonlhiK, Ae.
OW Entrance to promises on Mary St.,
In rear of Bank of B. 0. ilwinhOtc
A sunt cunt
They are mild/thorough and prompt
IN ACTION, and rsRM a valuable aid
to Burdock blood bitterb in the
treatment ano cure op chronic
and obstinate diseases.	
p. a. STRiuKr.AN-n.
i. e. mwium & co.
nsrREMEMl'ER the "Kock Island"
itS'Buford Sulky Plows nro without
£3Tan equal. From 12 to IS inch
Sdl'naw in stock.
IHiissey Binders.
Maxwell     "
Decring-     "
Beaver City Rake
Toronto Mowers.
Buckeye      "       Sharp "
Maxwell      "       Maxwell       "
Little (jtiaut Threshers and Tread Power.
Toronto Advance Engines and Threshers.
Derrick's Perpetual Hay Press.
Hay Tedders and Loaders.
Duplex Feed Mills.
glTBc sure and get our prices before purchasing elsewhere.
Webster Block, Front Stroet, WESTMINSTER.
k'^^iS^}^^^^^^ mh6w
Of Oolumbia Street
much to the health and comfort of every home. Therefore,
everybody ought to know that Jas. ROUSSEAU'S is decidedly the
cheapest place in New Westminster where the people of this District can purchase the best Boots and Shoes at the cheapest
I will allow io per cent, discount on all cash purchases to
the general public for the next sixty days, to make room for a
LARGE SPRING STOCK now en route.
REMEMBER,—if you want genuine good Boots and Shoes
the proper place to purchase them is at
Jas. Rousseau's,
SI  CoI-L-ur-Lfola
Custom Work promptly attended to.
At Central Gr©ees'S'.
Ferry's Garden and Field Seeds, whicli are guaranteed
fresh and good. So don't send to the United States and other
places for small lots, when you can get them as good and cheap
at "LCarslxall Sinclair's,
Merchant Tailor,
Mr. Elson will bo nt, llio Colonial Hotel
tho lirst Wednesday In oaoli mouth lor
tho purposcof taking orders.     tlwjnffllo
J\ Shorthorn nnd very High Grade Bull
Calves for Snlo, at prices from $35 to
Gonzales Stock Farm,
mh27wto Viotoria, % C.
liwlmclc, containing 04 nores, 60 of
whicli aro In good stale of cultivation*;
4 ooros In orchard. Eighty Ions of hny
and grain woro grown on tho 60 ncres
hint season. Comfortable house mul frnmo
burn nnd outbuildings. Flno mountain
Hi roam runs across farm. Price $.,600.
This Is a splendid chanco. For furthor
particulars apply, personally, or by letter,
to 0. RYDER,
feb5-wtc Chilllwhack. rtaaxaOBtaKKBOfl
Weekly Britisli Columiiian.
ITMliK'Bilay Horning, April 3, msn.
Press Despatches.   -
London, March 29.— Despatches
just reoeived here from Auckland,
N. Z., state that a torillic hurricane
has swept tho Samoan Islands and
waters, wrecking the American war
ahipa Vandalia, Trenton nud Nipsic
and the Gorman war vessels Olga,
Adlor and Eber. Four Ainoricnn
and,nine German officers nnd a large
number of men of both ileots were
London, Mnrch 29.—The cabinet
has decided to propose at tho next
sesBion of parliament a land purchase
acheme for Ireland. Tlie measure will
be similar to tho plan proposed by
Mr. Chamberlain. Tho ministry has
also resolved to introduce in 181)1 nn
Irish local government bill. The
measure provides for extensivo changes
in the management of internal affairs
in Irelnnd.
Auckland, N. Z., March 30.—
Later dispatches about the hurricane
in Samoa, in which the American nnd
German war vessels were wrecked,
state the storm occurred on the 15th
of this month. At the lirst approach
of the hurricane the vessels all attempted to put to aea, but tho English man-of-war Calliope was Iho only
one able to get out of the harbor, Tho
merchantmen also suffered. Tho bark
Peter Godffrey, another bark and
seven const vessol were wrecked and
four persona are reported drowned.
The Calliope was bound for Sydney.
The Godffrey had just arrived from
Beklin, March 30.—Advices reed.
by the naval authorities report that
the hurricane at Samoa raged during
the 16th and 17th. Seventy persons
from tho Eber and twenty from tho
Adler wore drowned and the Olga was
boachod and the crew saved. All
merchantmen in port were wrecked.
Auckland, March 30.—A hurricane
at Apia on March lBih drove every
vessel iu tho harbor on shore, except
the English man-of-war Calliope, which
got to sea. The Trenton and Vandalia are total losses. The Nipsic is
beached \Vith her rudder gono und may
be saved, hut the chances are against
it. Sho will bo sent to Auckland if
possible. The Vandalia loot four officers and 39 mon. All wero saved
from the Trenton. The Trenton and
Vandalia's crews are on slioro, and I he
Nipsic's are ou board. All stores
possible were saved. The German
ahipa Adler and Eber are total losses;
the Olga is beaohod and may bo saved.
The Gorman losses are ninety six. It
ia important to sond three hundred
men home at once.
London, March 30.—Tho Ostend
passenger steamer Comtesso Flanders,
was run into at two o'clock yesterday
afternoon off Dunkirk by tho Belgian
Mail Steamer Princess Henrietta. Thu
The Captain, first Lieut., nine of the
orew, nnd three passengers ef tho
Comptesse Flanders wero drowned.
The Flanders was cut in halves and the
forepart sank immediately. The Henrietta after rescuing tho remainder of
the ill-fated vessel crew and passengers
fastened a line to the aftor part of tho
Bhip and began towing it towards Ostend. It soon capsized, however, and
sank. Among the rescued passongers
of the Flanders was Prince Jerome
Bonaparte. There waa a dense fog at
the time.
London, March 30.—Tho Oxford-
Cambridge boat raco was rowed to-day,
on tho old courso from Putney to
Movtlakc An immense number of
people witnessed Ihe raco and tho excitement and enthusiasm were intense.
As usual the dark blues were the favor
itea. After a magnificent race Cambridge won by soveral lengths. Tlio
weather which promised a fair day
early, settled into a hoavy rain before
tho race came off and created great
discomfort among tho vast crowda who
lined the river bank, and thoso who
were afloat in every concoivable kind
of craft. The crews made an excellent
■tart at 1. 13 p. in. The Cambridge
crew took the lead immodiately nnd
passed under Hammersmith bridge, a
boat length ahead of the Oxford crew,
which was working hard, Both crows
were rowinu well aa they passed the
bridgo but Oxford shortly afterwards
became maddened and wero put out of
trim by bad steoring. Tho mon began splashing and almost collapsed nt
Barnvsbridgo. Near tho end of the
courso they made a final spurt and did
some gootl work, but it was too lato
and failed to will tho race. The Cambridge crew rowed smoothly and woll
throughout and came in 4 lengths
abend. Tho time of the Cambridge
crow was 20 minutes, 14 seconds.
Ottawa, Maroh 30.—In the Senate
laat night, Mr. Mclnnes of British
Columbia, called attention to the Behring Sea matter and the president's
proclamation. He said British Columbia would be seriously injured if tho
United States bo permitted to enforce
the right of exclusive jurisdiction.
Mr. McDonald gave notice that ho
would nsk on Wednesday if the United
States Government proposed to hold
the waters acquired from Russia with
Alaska under its exclusive jurisdiction,
regardless of international usage.
Pittsbum, Mar. 30.—John Teemer
haa accepted the proposition of Jake
Gaudaur to row three races for $500
each, allowing Gaudaur to name the
place for rowing tho first rooo.
Washinoton, March 30.—The report of the sinking of tho warships
Trenton, Vandalia and the wreck of
the Nipisio in Samoan watora, ia confirmed by a despatch recoived at tho
navy department.
Washinoton, March 30.—As soon
as the news of the wreck of tho warships in Apia was received by secretary
Traoy, he sent telegrams to tho rola-
latives of the dead officers of the Van-1
dalio, informing them of the sad affair.
A dispatch concerning Capt. Schoonmaker was sent to his widow at Kingston N.Y., whore his brother Judge
Schoouinaker, of tho intor-stato commerce commission, also resides.' Capt.
Sohoonmaker entered tho navy from
Now York as acting minshipman Sept.
28, 1854; mnde midshipman Juno 18,
1859, and successively passed through
tho grades of passed midshipman, master, lieutenant, lioutonant commander
and captain.
Haktfoud, Conn., March 30.—A.
B. Bull, who wns until last week'bookkeeper for Beach & Co., inventors, is
a dofuulter to tho amount ot §20,000.
Bull's property will be Bold to make
good the deficit.
New Youk, Maroh 30.—A cablegram was read this morning by R. M;
Corwin of tin. firm Winslow & Wliit-
loek and from his brother, paymaster
Corwin, in regard to the sinking of and
wreckage df I ho American war vessels
in Samoan walots, Corwin states the
vessol Nipsic, roported to bo wrecked
by a hurricane, is nshoro, but safe with
nil liniids nlivo and well.
San Fbanoisco, March 30,—Wheat
firmer; buyer, '811,144"-; buyer season,
New Youk,    Mnrch   30.—Wheat
steady; May, 90': July, 91'.
Chicaoo, March SO.—Wheat quiet
nnd lower; March, 100'; May, lOlf;
LivEui'OOi., Maroh 30.—Wheat quiet
stedy; Cain. 7s. 3d.
WASBINtltos, April. 1—At tho navy
department to-tlay there was a deatth
of news concerning the Samoan disaster. The secretary of tho navy cabled
to Auckland that the mon of the
wrecked vossels, Trenton, Vandalia
and Nipsic are to bo taken to San
Francisco. Instructions were given
some days ago to hurry forward the
preparations of the Charleston, now
being built at Sau Francisco. These
have been reiterated, and every effort
will be mado to get her gnns and gun
carriages transported overland at tho
earliest possiblo moment. The guns
are ready nt tho proving ground at Annapolis, and the c.irri-.iges are about
completed at Washington,
London, April I.—A letter from
Henry M, Stanley, dated Sept. 4th,
1888, reached n friend of tho explorer,
living in Edinburgh. The letter has
nothing of interest beyond that already
known. Stanley says in tlio letter
that ho and the expedition tire well.
He met Emin Pasha at Lake Albert
Nyanza, and remained with the latter
n month.   Emin is well nnd contented.
Beklin, April 1.—Queen Victoria
I sent n mesidgo of regret to tho Emperor William regarding Germany's
naval misfortune at Samoa. It expresses tlio deepest sympathy of tho
brave ollieors nud sailors who lost their
lives in tho disaster.
Buffalo, N. Y., April 1.—The
cnrpenlors and painters of this city
struck this morning to enforce nine
hours a dny.   About 1500 are out.
London, April 1.—Tho Smith,
Mitchell fight is postponed until further notice, on nccount of injury sustained liy Smith, Mitchell agreed to
the postponement, nnd may not claim
tho forfeit monoy. Smith stepped on
nn iron hook and cut his log badly.
Ho is under tho doctor's cnre.
New Yokk, April 1.—Judge Patterson, in tho supremo court, thia morning appointed "ex-President Grover
Cleveland, Charles Coudert and L. 0.
Holmes, as a commission in lho matter
of Highbritlge park.
Toiionto, April 1.—A new surgical
hospital, for women, under tho control
of the Anglican sisterhood of St. John
the Divine, wiu opened on Saturday
by tho bishop of Toronto with religious services. Tho building cost 840,
Toronto, April 1. —The forries between tho city and tho Island began
running ou Saturday, and a limited
sorvice will be kopt up regularly till
the opening of summer.
Quebec, April 1.—At a meeting of
the Quebec branch of tho Evangelical
alliance it was unanimously resolved
to affiliate with tho Dominion alliance.
Resolutions wero also passed endorsing tho action of the latter body anent
the Jesuit estates mattor. A committee has been named to get petitions to
the governor-general asking for tho
disallowance of tho obnoxious measure.
Ottawa, April 1 Mercier telegraphed from Now York to Laurier
his satisfaction at the outcome of the
Jesuit bill.
Prorogation is expected in about a
Ottawa, April 1.—Hon. J. II. Popo,
minister of agriculturo, passed away at
5 li'clock.
Ottawa, April 1.—Hon. Jno. Henry
Pope, ministor of railways, passed
away this afternoon nt 5 o'clock after
a long nnd protracted illness. He has
been sulforing from goneral debility for
years past. Tho announcement of his
demise was made iu parliament at 5:30
to-day. Sir John Macdonald, premier,
in a voice choked with emotion, paid
a brief tribute to the memory of his
friend and colleague. Though the
death of Mr. Pope was expeoted for a
long time ho said tho blow was felt
none the less keenly. He snld he
would pay tho memory of Mr. Pope
greater tribute on the earliest possible
occasion and moved the adjournment
of the house until to-morrow afternoon.
Hon. Wilfred Laurier, leader of Ihe
opposition, seconded tho motion, in
the following terms: I certainly doom
it my duty to socond the motion mado
by the premier. Ai ho has said the
death of Mr. Popo was not unoxpectcd,
while any formal expression of this
body does not reflect tho harrowing
grief whicli tho sudden termination of
so great a career would cause, yet thia
muoh I must say, wo all must feel
thnt it is no common life that has boen
Hon. Peter Mitchell, independent,
followed In a similar strain, stating
that Mr. Pope's poiition would not
soon bo filled.
The utmost regret over Mr. Pope'B
death is expressed throughout the city.
Sir John Macdoiiald bado him faro-
well this afternoon at 2 o'clock, when
the family assembled at tho bedside.
Mrs. Popo, lier daughter, Mrs. Ives,
Mr. IveB, M. P., and her son, Mr.
Rufus Ives, were in attendance.
New Haven, Conn., April, 2.-
Thieves broke into the State House
last night, and entering the rooms of
the Now Haven Colony Historical
socioty. carried away a sword of Admiral Foote hold by the society as a
relic. Tho sword is a presentation
sword, made of gold unci studded with
jewels nnd precious stones nnd valued
at $0,000. So far nothing else appears
to have been taken.
Washinoton, D. C. April 2.—The
names of a number of enlisted men reported by Admiral Kimberley as lost
in the Samoan disaster cannot bo
be found on the master rolls of tho
navy and marine corps Col. McCauley,
commandant of marine corps, furnished tho navy department with the list
marines supposed to be among those of
lost. Orders have been issued by the
navy department for tho men engaged
in preparing the Adams, Iroquois and
Ponsacola for sea, to work extra hours.
Pittsburgh, Pa., April. 2.—A tremendous slide of earth and rock occurred on Second avenuo, near 10th st.,
at two o'clock this morning. The slip
carried away a largb part of Bluff st.
at the top of the hill, rendering the
street impassable and damaging somo
properly along that thoroughfare. The
Baltimore-Ohio Railway tracks on
Second avonue, throe hundred feet
below, was covered to a depth of several foet reaching for many rods along
the railway and streot car tracks. Telegraph wires are broken and travel
stopped. There is danger of another
much more extensive siide occurring
at any moment. At noon the west
bound truck on tho Baltimore & Ohio
Railway was cleared, but tho east
bound track aud Second avenue are
yet impassable.
Loniion, April 2.—Tho amount of
money voted for the increase of the
navy lust night is 21 million pounds
sterling. The expenditure is to be distributed over n period of 7 years.
London, April 2.—Churchill has
been declined by the Conservatives as
a candidate for the Central district of
Birmingham, in tho coming parliamentary election.
London, April 2.—Tho discovery of
a dynamite bomb factory in Zurich,
secretly conducted by Russian students
and the tracing therefrom uf a nihilist
conspiracy against the life of tho czar,
wilh extensive ramifications throughout Southern Russia, have caused in
official and court circles in St. Peters-
burgh a panic silent, but profound.
Public journals arc forbidden from
publishing information, making comment or saying a word on the subject.
In the meantime the polico are pushing
investigations in all directions and a
large number of arrests have been
made. Following up the traces of tho
plot they have found in a street of the
capital most important evidences of
its existence in St. Petersburg. This
conspiracy is said to be more formidable than any of the proceeding ones,
and haa been conducted with such
secrecy that it is extremoly dillicult to
discover the principals, and still more
dillicult to arrest them. The danger
has not boen diminished so far by the
discoveries made. Tho arrests are
only of minor people, and they maintain unbroken fidelity to thoir leaders,
refusing to divulge ovon the little they
aro allowod lo know.
Auckland, April 2.—The Governor
of New Zealand has placed tho steamship Minemoa at tho disposal of Admiral Kimberly, for the transportation
of his mon to America. Tho steamer,
which is a rapid cruiser, has alroady
left for Samoa. A hundred and twenty
German oflicers and men are about
to bo sent home.
London, April 2.—The Parnoll
commission resumed to-day after an
adjournment of throe weeks. Sir
Charles Russell, the Parnellite counsel,
opened the case for the defense. His
opening speech is characterized with
singular moderation thus far. Ho
said Attorney-general Wobster's threo
hundred and forty witnesses, whom he
placed on tho stand, gave a great deal
of irrelevant testimony, whioh wob no
uso in the present caso. Thoy but retailed tho stories ot crime in Ireland.
Ho ndmitted crimo existed in Ireland
in a greater or less degrco. Tho collapse of the forged lotters, upon which
tho case was built, abolished the pith
and marrow of the inquiry. The
court wan asked bv tho Attorney-general to indict tho wholo nation for an
act which an eminent jurist, Sir John
Burke, declared was not feasible according to judicial rules. When tho
wholo people wore moved to consider
u subject thoughtful minds would
be convinced that the time had come
to try tho oxporiment of home ralo for
London, April 2.—During the pnst
week I have read a great deal of Mr.
Bright as a statesman, patriot and orator, but hardly a lino of him as a votary of salmon fishing. It was not until after his first attack of norvous prostration that ho addicted himtelf to
this pursuit, and he had not the fullness of skill which belongs to one who
has boen brought up on the banks of a
salmon river. But tho spell of it took
complete possession of hlm, and his
zeal, devotion nnd aptitude went far
to supply the lock of oarly intuition.
Almost from the first he threw a good
line, and after his first season he needed no hints from a attendant fisherman to tell him. what was likely and
what was barren water. He was conversant with tho Tweed, the Tay and
tho Spey. Hia favorite rivor was tho
Spoy, und he hud quite mastered that
poculiur enst which anglers know as
tho "Spoy throw."
It has now been definitely settled
that tho visit of the Gorman emperor
is to take place at the end of June,
when the queen is at Clowes. A flo-
tlllt of eight germsn ironclads will U-.
company him, and ho v/ill be welcomed by his grandmother officially as emperor. Although it is improbable that
lie will come to will come lo Loudon;
naval manoeuvres on a large scale are
likely to take place during his stay.
Count Herbert Bismarck enmes with
Tho truth nbout tho king of the
Netherlands has come out. Why Buch
a mystery has been made of it is inconceivable. He has been quite and
out of his mind for months, with occasional glimpses of sanity. The doctors informed tho govornment long ago
that thero was no chanco of hie rallying, and that ultimately he would becomo quite mad, under which circumstances his health might improve and
his life be prolonged, which now is
Eaid to be unlikly. Tho queen long
shrunk from assuming tho regency,
which she knew would announce to the
world her husband's condition, but tho
position has been at last forced upon
her. Latterly the king, who at lirst
could not bear her out of sight, con-
ooived n most violent dislike to her,
which mnde it impossiblo for her to
nurse him aB hitherto.
Tho late Duko of Buckingham and
Chandos will be remembered as one of
the bent men of business who over sat
iu the House of Lords. His grasp of
detail wns extraordinary, and on matters of procedure, nnd otlier technical
questions, ho could speak with the
snme authority and precision as on
other days on the most abstrusive.
points connected with the management
of the London and Northwestern R.11,
Although ho was naturally a man of
homely tasts, and unnristocratic in appearance he wus proud of his lineage
and position. The splendour of his
silver howdah and liveriod retinue ia
not yet forgotten either at Madras or
Delhi, where his magnifioonco quite
outshone tho governor-general. This
contrasted curiously with the simplicity of tho keen agriculturalist, who
administered his estates in a patriar-
chial manner peculiarly his, own
in the country. Ho was tho confidante
of his tenants, and dependents, giving
them abundance of patomal good advice with that peculiar brustju'eness
which concealed his real kindness of
heart. The duke was one of those m'on
who never had a day's illness, until two
and a half years ago, when he showed
signs of failing. The new earl of Carlisle iB a quiet man of retiring habits,
devoted to art and himself. He married the Hon. Rosalind Stanley's
daughter, of Alderly, by whom ho has
a largo family of suns. It is creating
strrne interest among Mra. Howard'B
friends to seo in what way sho will
accept her honors, as sho is an able
woman and a strong Gladstonian and
homo ruler, with glorious disregard
and contempt for all privileges of
hereditary aristocracy. Sho had completely converted her husband to nlj.
hoi- extreme views until the Home
Rule question appeared, when he refused iu spite of all threats and entreaties, to accept the Shibboleth of
the Gladstonian party. He ia a strong
Dnrwln's Theory.
Darwin's theory of the "survival of the fittest" is simply that the
weakly die, while the robust and hardy
thrive and live. How true this Ib of
all seed growth, and how necessary to
sow only that which is suited by nature
to livo and develop. D. M. Ferry &
Co., tho great Seed Growors and Seed
Dealers, of Detroit, Michigan, and
Windsor, Ontario, supply only tho
bost and pureBt, raising their own
seeds by tho most improved methods
and with the greatest care, bringing to
their business the invaluable nid of
more than thirty years' experience.
Their Seed Annual for 1889 is a real
help to the gardener, and Bhould be in
the hands of nil who desire to purchnso
pure nnd truo seeds. Send your nnmo
to tho firm's address nt Windsor, Ontario, nnd they will forward yuu a copy.
fl. A. Dixon, Frunkvillc, Ont., says:
"I was cured of chronic bronchitis, that
troubled mo for seventeen years, by tho
nse of Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil." See
that tho signature of Northrop k Lyman
is on the back of the wrapper, and you
will get the genuine Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil.
A .lllsaionuri' Trip.
Tho missionary stonmer Glad Tidings
arrivod yestorday with tho Rev. Mr.
Robson, chnirmnn of the British Columbia Methodist Conference on board.
Tho Glnd Tidings left Vnucouver on
the 27th of last February and Iiiib since
travelled n distanco of nearly 1400
miles. Tho Rev. Mr. Robson has
been on n tour of inspection to the
various missions of tho north. The
Rev. gentleman had somo strango ad-
vontures during his travels, but was on
the whole satisfied with tho progress of
the gootl work among the Indians. At
Capo Mudgo thoy were unfortunnto
enough to break in upon n big potlach
and woro roughly treated by tho natives. Fivo of tho Indians called "dog
eaters" wero sot upon them whon they
tried to hold divine servico. At Naas
harbor the Glad Tidings was weather
bound for three days. The steamer
dragged her anchors and was forced to
put into Echo bay, a Hudson bay post.
The Indians seemed to bo woll employed and in receipt of good wages at the
various canneries and saw mills along
the coast. At one time the Indians
prevailed on tho captain of the Glad
Tidings to tow forty-two canoo loads
of them to the Naas river, to catoh
oolachnns. Miss Laurence of Nanaimo, Mr. Renwick of Chemainus and
P. J. Johnson of Vanoouver were
passengers by the Glad Tidings for Nanaimo.—Courier, SOth March.
Premonitions of Ai-fioaciiinu Dander, in tho shape of weakness, lassitude,
inactivity of tno kidneys, pains In the
region of tho livor and shoulder blades,
mental depression coupled with headache, furred tongue, vertigo, should not
bc disregarded.   Uso Northrop &  Ly
nan's Vegotablo Discovery and Dyspep-
;ic Cure, and avert the peril to health.
It romoves all impurities and gives tone
to the whole system, , J
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healer iist
■ I
Xja"brad.or Herring's,
3^ac3s;erel, Salt Cod,
iLiEaoui's TJnc. KCams,
Aimoui's TJnc. ZBacon.
Plo-ar. Bran. Snorts,
noidwiy Scoullar-Armstrong Block, Columbia St
signment of
Crosce & Blackwell's Table Delicacies, Mince
Meat, Plum Puddings, Christinas Fruits,
Soups, Potted and Devilled Meats, Sardines,
Anchovy and Bloater Pastes, Calves' Poot
Jellies, Almonds, Figs, Marmalade, Cheese,
Pickles, Sauces, Malt, Crystal and White
Wine Vinegar, etc., etc.
Real Estate,
Insurance and Financial
Farming Landss^Town Lots
Business Property.
Lot facing on Columbia and Front Sta.,
in central portion of tho city; several
buildings bring good rcnt-$22,000.00.
Lot 4, Block 7, near Lytton Squnro,
60x1.12 feot, fronting on Columbia and
Front Sts.—$6,000.00.
Cornor Lot on Columbia St., 33x60 feet—
Alao—Lot and Building with atock of
Goods, one of tho host business stands
in the city.
Improved Residential Property
Lot 16, Blook 13; two houses rented at
paying 6guros—$4,500.00.
House and Lot on Lorno St., near Columbia-$1250.00.
Lots 4, 6 & 6, Blook 10; good house,
garden, &c; choice residence property
Corner Lot on Columbia St.; fenced and
House and Lot on Columbia St.; one of
the finest residences in the oity—$7,-
House and Lot on Royal Avenue, near
Douglas St.—$2,000.00.
House and 3 Lots, corner Royal Avenue
and St. Patrick's St.; no hotter residence site in tho oity—$10,000,00.
1 acre, with 7 houses, near the Park—
Vacant Residential Property.
Lot 1, Block 28; corner lot on Agnos St.;
fine residence sito—§1200.00.
Lots on St. Andrew's St., near Quocn'e
Avonuo—$500.00 each.
Lots on Montreal, Douglas and Halifax Sts., near Clinton St.; lino viows
and woll situatcd-33o0.00, $375.00,
Lot on Melbourne St., near Clinton—
Lot 9, Sub-Block 10; fine residence lots—
Lots on Pelham St., near Mary—$000.00'
Lot on Polham St., noar St. Androw-S;
fine site—$500.00.
Lot on St. John's St., near Melbourne—
Lot in St. Audrew's Square—$300.00.
Lota in Block fronting on North Ant
road; finest chanco in the market foi
residence or speculation—$125.00 tc
Lots in Subdivision of Lot 11, sub-Block
12—$60.00 to $125.00.
Lota in Subdivision of Let 17, sub-Block
13—$160.00 oach.
Lots in WestminBter Addition at $15,00
to $50.00,
dwilSlte Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, April 3, lose.
Lute Despatches.
Ottawa, March 26.—The galleries
wore packed to their utmost capacity
to-day by thousands who assembled to
hear tho debate on the Jesuit question.
Colonel O'Brien snid he moved fiis
amendment owing to the convictions
of his conscience nnd what he believed
to bo the sentiments of n majority of
the people of the Dominion. He reviewed the history of the Order in
Canada. Far wus it from him tn say
anything derogatory to their functions.
Since tho time of Queen Elizabeth
they were suppressed in England.
Their object was tu overthrow tho Protestant establishments In England. If
thoy wore nut expelled they were on
thi point of being expelled from scoreB
of other countries. Look at their fate
in France. While other religious bodies in Canada were revived, this property of the Jesuits wns left out in the
cold as a result of their bad historical
record. Their estates in Canada were
not taken ovor till 1800 when the laBt
survivor of the Order died. They
were then left in trust to the Province
to be administered for the cause of education. There is no legal, moral or
equitable claim for a restoration of the.
estates. Premier Mercier himself admitted in his correspondence that the
Jesuits had no legal claim upon the
Government. The sixty thousand
dollars out cf tho $400,000 grant was
awarded to the Protestant school fund
of Quebec. It was a bribe of money
whioh equally belonged to the Protestants. He ridiculed the idea of the
Pope interfering in Canadian civil mat.
ters and drew attention to the reference to the Pope in the preamble of
Premier Mercier's bill. It seems
childish to contend that an act of u
British legislature should not become
law without tho consent of the Pope.
The time has come and this occasion is
one among a number of incinents when
the world must know that Canada will
brook no interference, civil or religious. She desires to remain British,
He then moved tho resolution which is
aa follows : "That su humble address
be presented to His Excellency the
Governor-General sotting forth that
this House regards the power of disallowing the acts of the Legislative Assemblies of the Provinces, vested in
His Excellency - in - Council, as a
prerogative essontinl to the national existence of the Dominion. That this groat power,
while it should never be wantonly exercised, should be fearlessly used fur
the protection of the rights of the minority, for the perservation of the fundamental principles uf the constitution
and for safe-guarding the general interests of the peoplo. That in the
opinion of this house the passage of an
act by the legislature of the province
of Quebec entitled 'an act respecting a
settlement of tho Jesuits' Estates,' is
beyond the power of that legislature.
Firstly: Because it endows from the
public funds a religious organization
thereby violating the unwritten but
undoubtedly constitutional principle
of a complote separation of church and
state and of the absolute equality of
all the denominations before the  law.
Secondly: Becauso it recognises the
nsnrpation of a right by a foreign authority, namely, his holiness, the
Pope of Borne, to claim that his consent was necessary to empower a provincial legislature to dispose of a portion of the publio domain and also because the act is made to depend upon
his will and the appropriation of the
grant thereby made is subject to the
control of the same authority, and
thirdly, becauso the endowment of the
society of Jesuits an alien, secret and
political-religious body, the expulsion
of which from every Christuin community wherein it had a fooling haB
been rendered necessary by its intolerant and unchrislain intermeddling
with the functions of the civil government, is fraught with danger to tho
civil and religious liberties of tho people of Canada. This house thereby
prays that hiB excellency will be graciously disposed to disallow the said
Mr. Rykert followed. Ho declared
that a majority of the people aro not
in favor of disallowance. If the province of Ontario were canvassed it
would Mipport tho action nf Mr. Mercier. The papers and some members
of the order Biiid that no Orangeman
dared to support the allowance of tho
order in tho house. Speaking as an
Orungomaii ho wns prepared to support thu government, Ho rend from
the rules of the order to show that
Orangemen wore obliged to support
civil and religious libortyfor nil classes.
Ho would not go in for any nnti-Catho-
lies crusade, and knowing whnt he did
he would not nttempt to nttack the
Catholics in Quebec. He would be
equally justified in crushing the Protestants. He was not here to champion tho Jesuits, but could bear tribute to the good done in Oanada by
the Roman Catholics.
Mr. Barron and Mr. Clark Wallace
supported the amendment and Mr.
Colby opposed it. Tho debate was
adjourned at 11:20 p. m.
Ottawa, Maroh 27.—The interest
in the debate on the Jesuit resolution
continues unabated. The galleries
were again crowded to-day. The
speech of Mr. McCarthy proved to be
one of the most brilliant protests ever
heard in parliament,
Mr. Dalton McCarthy reaumed the
debate on the Jesuit question. He
rose, he said, with reluctance to address the Houso and thought it strange
tbat no member of the Government
had yet explained tho reasons for the
allowance of the bill. It would have
been a standing disgrace to the House
if no member bad moved in the niatter.
Oolonel O'Brien deserves the thanks of
the country, if it was not too lato to
disallow tbe Aot on constitutional
grounds. Ho could not regard the remarks of Mr. Rykert very aeriously.
It seemed strange that Mr.  Rykert
should have spoken aB he did and hinted that ho did not propose to appeal
to his constituents again. Perhaps he
misunderstood Mr. Rykert, but the
fact seemed signiticent. The Act
should bo disallowed whether tho Legislature had authority to pass it or not.
It will not do to ignore the past
All these questions have first to be
considered from a legal point of view.
The measure first came before the Minister of Justice before his repoit thereon wns submitted tti the Dominion
Government. The disallowance of the
bill is n mutter of public policy. Mr.
McCarthy went on nnd read tho recital
in connection with the bill wliich ho
said was unheard of in the history of
British parliaments. The disgraceful
speotable would show that the Jesuits'
estates for a century have belonged to
tin: public domain. The award is a
pupal gift. The conditions are that it
would be non-en'octive until approved
by Rome. Tho legislation is, therefore, dependent on the Pope. The
Act in iiilect goes away from the pUr-
posos for which tho estates were appropriated, and he could only regard with
astonishment the lack uf interest betrayed in the agitation. The award is
simply a misappropriation.
He then took up the question of the
estates and denied that the Jesuits bo-
fore their suppression held tlieir estates in trust for educational purposes.
In theso days it was a common thing
for them to acquire property and goods.
Avarice was their sin. This is a British country. By the fortunes of war
tho greater half of Nortii America passed into tho hands of tho British
Crown. It was beyond all doubt the
privilege of the conquering race to introduce the Common Law of Canada.
This continued until the passing of the
Quobec Act iu 1774, wliich restored to
the French their civil laws. It will
not be denied that the Jesuits at that
time were not recognized by the law of
England. He quoted from Blacksbme
to support this. As the resutt of the
Common Law prevailing in Canada,
the Jesuits had no existence in Canada.
Their properties were vested in the
Crown. A century later a Premier is
found humiliating himself by an appeal
to the Pope in temporal matters.
This raised a laugh, but Mr, McCarthy
retorted that it wns no laughing matter.
Sir James Marryot reported on the
question of estates, and so did other
great jurists. Every report was
against them. It was necessary to
have the Jesuits undisturbed until the
last member of the Ordor passed away.
Governor Murray in a proclamation
decrees that the Catholic religion shall
bc practiced so far as is consistent with
the laws of Great Britain Further instructions were given in 1755. The
law in those days practically forbid the
practice of the Catholic religion. Other
English lawyers of great ability declared that the lauds of the suppressed
Jesuits were vested in the Crown.
Provision was made for tho support of
the Jesuits remaining, in Canada after
the suppression. What was the outcome ot the Quebec Act in 1774 ? A
year later Guy Carleton, the Governor,
received notice that the estates had
been confiscated and declared to be
vested in the Crown.
Mr. McCarthy said that he spoke as
a lawyer, quoting factB as ho found
them. General Amherst at a later
date petitioned to be compensated out
of the Jesuits' estates. This showed
that they were Crown lands.
Sir John S. D. Thompson, Minister
of Justice, followed in a three hours'
speech, whioh is declared to be one of
the greatest speeches ever heard in the
Canadian Parliament, which was remarkably moderate, in reply to the
supporters of the resolutions. He
dealt ou the question in its legal aspect, as well as from every otlier point.
Mr. McNeil supported tho resolution. The debate adjourned at midnight.
Ottawa, March 28.—In tho house
of commons this evening Colonel Prior
asked whether the government had received any official notification from the
government of the United States iu
regard to the proclamation issued by
President Harrison closing Behring's
Sea to all but American vessels. If so
whether the government had .entered
its earnest protest against such action
on the part of the United State.". Sir
John Macdonald replied in tlio negative to both questions. He read a
despatch from Washington to the
effect that tho enactment of congress
assented to on Mnrch 21st lost, provided for the issue of a proclamation
annually warning American fishermen
as well as other fishermen from fishing
in Behring's Sea. Tho proclamation
us ho understood it did not dispose of
the question ns to whnt constituted
the limits to Bullring's Sea.
In the senate to-dny Hon. G. A.
Kirkpiitrick's bill for reciprocity in
wrecking in inland waters got the six
months' hoist.
Ottawa, March 29.—The resolution uf Colonel O'Brien was defeated
at 2 o'olock this morning by a vote of
13 to 188, the government's majority
being 175.
Thousands were unablo to gain admission to-day. Many of the speeches
wero brilliant. The government was
supported by Messrs. Mills, Mulock,
McMullen, Laurier nnd Cartwright,
who spoke at length. Sir John Macdonald began talking at 12.30 a.m.
nnd held the house for an hour. Ool,
O'Brien's amendment came to grief,
those voting for it as follows: Messrs.
Barron, Bell, Charlton, Cockburn,
Dension, Macdonald, (Huron), McCarthy, MoNeil, O'Brien, Scriver,
Sutherland, Tyrwhitt and Wallace.
There were only 14 members absent.
Hon. Alex. Mackenzie, ox-premier,
voted for the government. The Boene
in parliament was an eventful, one.:
The vice-regal party occupied seats, in
the gallery until the vote was taken.
In the moments of waiting longs were
rendered by various members including Col. Prior. All the British Oolumbia members voted with the government.
for Infants and Children.
"CMtorl»l3BoweUadaptedlochllil»ntliat I Cutoria cures CoIIe, Constipation,
I recommend it as superior to any prescription I Sour Stomach, Dinrrhma, Enictatlon,
koowntome."      H.TI^Td7 ^JiST- «™ *"»' "* '"""^ *
111 So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. Y.   | Without Usurious medication.
Thk Centaur Company, 77 Murray Street, N. Y.
Finest, Most Fashionable & Best Selected
Ever Brought into the Province.
Jas. Ellard! Co
Jb1"- C' Jrv-A-Jt^xij
Practical Watchmaker,  Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
A full line of SncctltvlCS ft Eyc-OltlSMCS in steel rubber, silvor and gol
framoa.   The finest Pebbles made, 'M pir lio■ -■; ell siglita suited.
Special attention givon to FIIfE VfATOfl EEPAIJ.IS, Hav'-ig learned tlie
business lho oughly from >,on'e of the fivo^S Sovo'irjo.-s h England, aid sinco then
managed t'.ie watcii-.ep.'i.'ng dopariaio-tso' a low of t'.'o best firms on tho oonti-
neut of America, is a i.iuie'eeL jjiuv.'i'.n'oe ,,'. good v/o. kmaiisMp. Formerly manager tot' notn-ly 8 years of ire weli-kfowii firm o■' Savage k Lyman, Montreal.
Cliargos Itloilc--etc, . „     „, ,
Mcntt.gal, Doo,, 1C37.—M -. F. C.-.r'.e.—Amlw. Uobeilson, Esc., Chairman ol
Montreal Harbor Co in;"' ,ioio;i> snys:   -I never fouud a VVa'tUMi'.Ue.' who did so
well forme a8 yo.i i'-iI v/lien In llont.'oa', md I am sorry you are noli le.e to-day."
Douglas «& Deighton,
Colonial Block,
Columbia Street,       New Westminster, B. C.
Frcsh Eastern and Native Oysters,
served in every atyle, at tbe Olub. *
Constantly on Hand an Extensive Stock of
Dry Goods, Groceries,  Boots A Shoes, Hats A Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, Ae.
-BK-B-BO-'S     SB    BO-TS-      mtTTXVtt.
Great Variety of Household Artioles.   Also,
Jl. B.—Farm Produce bought at morkot rates or sold on commission. nauOrtlers
tawi the Interior promptly attended to. awjesto
(Late or England)
Corner ol Church and Columbia Streets,
•WSatlsfnctlon guaranteed.     dwfe7tc
Family Groceries
Columbln Street,       New WeBtmlnster.
Dominion Lands.
X Pre-emption or for rent of Mining or
Grn/.ing Land, or buying Farm, Mining
or any land /rom the Dominion Government,
But pay ln SCRIP aud save a
largo discount.
Sarin enn bo obtained ln large or small
quail lilies from
-    OB FROM
l A
o    (0
*-•     t-
i—i     i
~ H
tf) fi
I Harris
notice that he has sold to Mrs. Clara
Ross all his right, tltlo nnd interest in and
to the premises known as the St. Leon-
nrd'a Hotel, situate on Semiahmoo Bay.
Mrs. Robb undertakes to be responsible
lor nil debts and will collect all accounts
due to said Hotel.
Dated at New Westminster this Ilth day
of March, 1889.
wmhl3ml WM. ROXBURGH.
Foundry \ Machine Works
. works have much pleasure in notifying their friends and the public that they
are now prepared to receive and promptly
execute any orders for work In their line
with whleh they may be favored.
Mechanical Manager,
Vanoouver, B.C., 8th May, 1888,
Fruit Trees,
Ornamental Trees,
Small Fruits,
And GARDEN STOCK on hand ln great!
Everything flrst-class and furnished In •
good shape.
na. Send 15 cts. for vnluablo 80-pnge|De-
scrlptlve Catalogue with 6 beautiful colored plates.  Price Lists sent free. i
dwdeiatc Port Hammond, B. C.
B. C. Moausental Wcrks
Cor. Columbia and Chusoh Sis.,
New Westminster, Brit. Col. I
il tammiii tmuigun, «»i, ^
In Marble or Granite of Rest Quality.
N. B.—Just received—the flnest assort-
ment of Scotch I'mnllc .Monuments ever
seen in British Columbia, which will be
sold at prices putting competition out of
the question.
dwmhaiyi ALEX. HAMILTON, Prop.
Real Estate Brokers and
Financial Agents.
Confederation Life Association of
lloyal anil Lancashire Fire Insurance Companies,
Ba.Valii.tble Lot:* for s, le in the City
and Dist.ict of Wot inilHter; nnd choice
Lots Inthe Ciiy of Vnncouvei.
Persons w.s ilng io -my ov sell city or
rural property should communicate with
Offices: Bankof E.G.i-t'ilding,opposite
postofflce, Westminster,and H. -il-iugsSt.,
Vancouver. dw» plSto
Importers nnd Dealers ln
M--",'A* -TM
'rii'-.v* iV'AV'sf...-■
• to
. ,'-M
SZ   CO.
Real  Estate,
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And tranaact all Businoss relating to
Real Estate.
london Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Fire Insurance Co. or
london and Lancashire life Assurance Co.
Canton Insurance Office, Id. (Marine)
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St., Victoria
Unlocks s'.l llio clogt-eil avenues of lht
tiowelu, Kidneys and Liver, carrying
iff gradually without weakening lhe system,
ill lhe Impurities and foul humors' of'hi
iecrni'ins; at lhc same time CorrectinjE
"Icidity of tho Stomach, curing Bili-
iusness, Dyspepsia. Heivdachea, Biz-
sines'-, Heartburn, Constipation,
Dryness of the Skin, Dropsy, Dimness of Vision. Jaundice, Salt Rheum.
Erysipelas, Scrofula. Fluttering oi
the Heart, Nervousness and General
Debility: aU ihi-w and mnny othersimi-
hr Complaints vie! 1 i„ iho hanpy influence
Sample Bottles lCciPere'-irsizeSl;
For- sale by all dealers.
*.IHILIIIItN .« CO..PnnirlrtiiM.Tm-onlc
Mary Street, New Westminster, B.C.
London and Lancashire Fir. and
Brltlah Umpire Lift Insurance
New Weatmlnater Bnlldlng Society.
Aeeountant'a Offlco, Dlooeae at N.W.
City Auditor., 18)6,188T and 1881.
and otlier monetary transactions.
Have several good Investments on tlielr
books, and all new comers will do well to
oall More doing business elsewhere,


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