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The British Columbian, Weekly Edition Jul 17, 1889

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; Weekly Britisli Columbian,
Wednesday Morning, Jnly II, 1880.
Strikes are evidently the order of
the day. The telegraph despatches
seldom fail to apprise us of these inconvenient and regrettable, but oft
recurring, demonstrations of dissatisfied labor in all parts of the world,
accompanied in many cases by manifestations of violence and rioting,
nnd in nearly every instance being
immediately productive of embarrassment and injury to both employer
and employed, and, if continued for
any length of time, causing untold
deprivation, suffering, and demoralization among the workingmen and
their families. Quite often there is
good cause for those demands of
labor upon capital that, in the present order of things, naturally eventuate in strikes. Strikes do occur,
however—which is not singular—
under circumstances that are unjustifiable, and unjust to the employer.
Arbitration, it might bo imagined,
would offer the most satisfactory,
and at the same time most sensible,
mode of settling these differences
between labor and capital when they
arise, as appears inevitable, from
time to time; and, indeed, arbitration is coining into favor and promises to be more frequently resorted
to in future for this very purpose by
those who have demonstrated the
strike, carried out to its full and
logical conclusion, to be not only
irrational, but inconvenient, unsatisfactory, and, on occasions, even
The latest labor demonstration
near home is that of the carpenters at
our sister city of Vancouver, which
has assumed a definitenessand dimensions that entitles it to be classed as
a fully-fledged strike. The journeymen carpenters of Vanoouver,
through their union, have asked,
and finally demanded, from the contractors of the "terminal oity" that
nine hours should constitute a full
day's work, instead of ten, as at
preaent, and, of coupe, that a full
day's pay should be given for the
shorter time. The contractors have
proposed to compromise by conceding two hours on Saturday afternoons—that is, allowing the men to
quit work at four instead of at six
o'olook, and promising to adopt the
nine hours' system, as demanded,
after the first of October, when
buildings now under contraot will
be completed. With' respect to carpenters employed in mills and factories—an exception is made, however, the proprietors olaiming that
they are forced to compete with
similar establishments in other
places, running ten hours a day and
two hours off on Saturdays, and,
consequently, they cannot fairly,be
expected to do better. The carpenters' union took this proposal into
consideration, but declined to entertain it, on the ground, principally,
that by the first of October the
building season would bo practically
over and the carpenters would reap
little advantage from tho concession
of the nine hour system at that date.
The strikers are confident of winning, for, as they say, tho nine hour
system obtains in tlio const cities of
the United States, which nre not
likely to furnish men to work in
Vancouver for ten hours ■■-. duy, and
Victoria, Westminster uud ivinaimo
have beeu prospected with no suo-
cess. In sympathy with the striking carpenters, nnd with tiie object
of establishing the nine hour system
all round, the plasterers huvo struck
also, and it is expected tlmt tbo
stone-masons and bricklayers will go
out in a day or two. The movement is also beginning to affect the
painters; and all building operations, and work in the mills and factories, whioh are partially suspended
now on account of the strike, are
threatened with a complete deadlock. A few of the contractors, it
would appear, have already given in
to the demand, thus keeping a certain amount of work going, but those
contractors who have yielded are,
according to the others, the small
fry, who are doing odd jobs und
have in hand no largo contracts.
This is denied by the strikers; but
it appears certain that the large
majority at least of the most extensive employers have so fur refused
to accede to the demands of the
strikers, although, as stated above,
willing to compromise. The contractors and other employers who
are holding out, although they have
not as yet succeeded in getting men
from the outside, maintain their
ability to do so. Without some
compromise, the strike is likely to
prove very embarrassing to employers and employed, besides seriously
retarding the progress of the city,
coming at this time, in the very
height of the building season.
As to the merits of the case, most
people will sympathize with the
desire of the carpenters and other
tradesmen to have the nine hour
system introduced. We believe
that nine hours is quite sufficient
for a day's work, and that the general adoption of the system would
be a considerable boon to the workingmen, without materially, if at all,
in the long run, lessening the amount
of work done. We would like, also,
to see the Saturday half holiday generally adopted as well, and believe it
will be eventually. The working-
men constitute by far the largest
and most important factor in society, and their well-being, content-
edness, and happiness is of more
moment than the squeezing of a few
hours extra work out of their bodies
as if they were mere machines. In
pressing for reforms, however, workingmen would do well to do so in a
moderate and reasonable spirit, and,
while ever keeping in view the end,
it would often be the part of wisdom to make temporary concessions
to employers, to avoid unnecessary
mutual embarrassment, especially
when tbe spirit and principle of
their demands is recognized by the
latter. Important reforms, however
desirable, cannot, as a rule, be inaugurated suddenly without causing
serious inconvenience and loss to
someone, A little yielding is not
incompatible with true dignity and
continued pursuance of a worthy
and legitimate objeot, and is often the
shortest way round.
Mr. E. H. Butler, of the Buffalo
News, in the course of a leoture addressed to the New York Brest asso-
ciation.said: The libel law of the state
of New York is English in its origin;
itis Russian in its operation. It
hampers honest journalism by a
censorship fit for the Ozar's government, and comparable to nothing in
law ahort of the 'administrative'
jurisprudence of St. Petersburg and
Siberia. It assumes guilt on the
part of every man acoused under it,
just as the Russian 'polioe' system
does. It invites blackmail by making needy lawers partners in the
proceeds of the suits brought for
'settlement'. The present law in
this state is a series of ill-connected
links of legislation, a veritable crazy-
quilt, in which no two patches harmonize." Ono can almost imagine
that Mr. Butler was speaking about
the B. C. libel law.
Children Cryfor Pltcher'sCastorla.
Press Dcspntcltcs.
London, July 9.—A sneak thief entered the London loan savings society
oflico yesterduy and snatched a package
of notes from tlio teller's desk and
bolted. He has not yot been captured.
Tho packogo is supposed to have contained £700.
London, July 0.—The Monitew de
Home conlirms tho statement that the
pope has addressed n formal communication to the govornment of Spain,
asking that in cuso of war ho might he
afforded an asylum in that country.
On tho heels "f this statement cornea
the announcement, by Secole, which
is considered an uuirapeaohablo authority, to the effect that by Iter treaties
with her allien. Germany and Austria,
Italy ia bound tu send 400,000 troops,
undor command of Princo Amadou, tn
ooVoperate with allies in Gallia in tho
case "f war, and, besides theso, another
300,000 to watch the Franco-Swiss
frontier to prevent invasions by
Montreal, June 9.—Mrs. Hart,
aged 00, wife of a St. Petor street optician, fell down shirs this morning
and was picked up dead. Death is
supposed 11 bo from heart disease. A
few days ago a grandson died and
shortly after tlie father met with a fatal
Toronto, July 9.—JaB. Smith, a
nest end builder, had an altercation ln
a saloon with Hugh McKay, a carpenter. Smith struck McKay and the latter retaliated, when Smith fell dead.
McKay gavo himself up.
Ottawa, July 9.—An enthusiastic
anti-Jesuit meeting was held here to
uight. Vigorous speeches were made
by Dr. Campbell, Toronto, and Dr.
Davidson, Montreal. Messrs. Mercier,
David and Amyot were characterised
aa traitors worthy of death, and slaves
of the Pope. The federal government
was condemned for allowing the Jesuits' Estate Bill. An appeal was made
to all Protestants in Canada to resent
tho insult to the British crown and the
freedom of the country, even if such
moant a resoit to arms.
Winmifeo, July 10.—Judge Bain
to-dny committed Martin Burke for
extradition. In rendering judgment
his lordship said he would hssitato to
commit the prisoner to a jury on the
evidence submitted, but he waa only
committing him for trial. He hoped
Burke could explain his actions when
he got back to Chicago, An appeal to
the full court will be made.
Montreal, July 10.—Mr. J. B.
Narboune, accountant in tho road department, is missing. It is rumored
he has gone off with a daughter of a
prominent merchant. He leaves a
wife and aix children behind. The
auditors are now going through his
Quedec, July 10.—Lieutenant-Governor Angers, ou invitation of tho
govornor-general, goes to Cascapedia
on Friday for a week's fishing. Tho
governor-general will not return from
Cascapedia for somo weeks yet. He is
booked for a trip to British Columbia,
leaving hero on the 14th Septomber.
Amsterdam, N. Y., July 10.—Floods
last night did severe damage. Trees
were uprooted, crops destroyed and
several dwellings washed away. The
N. Y. Central Railway track was
washed out for a distance of a thousand feet. The loss to tho road is
placed at §25,000. No lives are reported lost.   Total loss 8100,000.
Cananeakiua, Ny,, July 10.—John
Kelly was hanged here today at noon
for the murder of his aged housekeeper, Eleanor O'Shea. He died protesting his innocence.
Cairo, July 10,—General Grenfell,
who has arrived at Asioun, reports
that the Shiokhis have expressed thorough loyalty to the Egyptians. The
Egyptians have occupied Bimban, in
which vicinity the Dervishes are very
aggreasive. The Shaggechs, who are
friendly, killed, Dervishes in an engagement at Scrvi., and eleven Dervishes were killed by Egyptian pick-
London, July 10.—Before the Parnell commission to-day Michael Davitt
complained that somebody desiring to
injure the Iriah ln the eye. of the
publio had placed two bogus dynamite
machino within the precinct, of the
oourt, whereupon the Evening Pott in
a .enaational artiole had indicted the
danger which the court incurred, and
pointed out how easily the desperate
enemie. of England, who had recently
testified before the commission, could
destroy the building with dynamite.
Davitt .poke excitedly and with muoh
vehemence, userting atthe conclusion
of hi. remarks thit the affair had been
filanned by Houston and Lecaron with
DtentionofdHcreditingtheIri.il and the
bolstering up the tottering cause of the
Times. Presiding Justice Hannen
said he understood and appreciated
Davitt'. itrong feeling in the matter,
but he muat take the proper course to
make inquiries and prove hi. allegation, before putting them forth. He
himself reg.rded the matter as a .illy
London, July 10.—At Wimbledon
to-day the .core, of the Oanadian riflo
team in the contest for the queen', cup
were respectively 598 and 657 at 200
and 500 yard, ranges,
Quedeo, July 10,—The incoming ss.
Coroan, from Glasgow, ha. a colony of
■ix hundred Icelanders for settlement
in the Northweit.
Hamilton, July 10.—An old boat
containing five men upset in the bay
last evening, a quarter of a milo from
shore and threo being good swimmors
reached the shore easily. William
Fox reached tho shore nearly dead
after going down twice. His brother
John suecuuibed after covering half
the distanco.
Toi'.o.nto, July 10.—Tho coroner's
jury brought in a verdict of manslaughter ugainst Hugh McKay in the
caso of Jas. Smith, buildor.
Montreal,' July 11.—Hon. J. J.
C. Abbott leaves for New York to day
eii route for England, whero he goes
to consult with Sir Charles Tupper
relative to the Australian conference
rej>rtrdiiu! the development of trade
with the Hister c dunies. Mr. Abbott
gnus,.. Cuiaflii's representative;
Kixcsion, July 11.—Tho Canadian
Freeman, a Oiithnlio organ, has overu
column (if uditorial on Uov. John Muc-
Kie's liery Bernion to the Orangemen
on Sundry las', making personal reference to Mr. MaoKio. It ask3 "every
right thinking Protestant to read carefully through the rigmarole, of un-
elirislain and uncharitable 'bosh,' and
give an honest unbiassed opinion not
only as to whether, it is speaking of
God through the mouth of a minister
of God's, but as tu whether from a
social point of view, it is g,,od for the
community nt. largo that this man
Bhould stand forth in the pulpit and
endeavor tinder the cloak of relipiou
to stir the muddy wnter and create and
ferment disorder and ill-feeling between two bodies ot citizens willing
and nxiuus to live as God would have
thom live and be at peace with all
men. We feel confident tho majority
of right thinking Protestants, although
unwilling publicly to condemn Mac-
Kio's utterances, will agree in acknowledging the bad taste and untimely delivery."
Montreal, July 11, — Napoleon
Narbonne, accountant iu the civic department, has disappeared and is said
to be a defaulter to the extent of $12,-
000. Narbonne, who is married and
aged 45, is reported to have eloped
with one of the employees of the civic
department, leaving a wife and seven
children to mourn his departure.
Kinoston, July 11.—Mr. Biahop,
of Ganancque, who was seriously injured by A. Clayton, a policeman, on
the 4th, while resisting arrest, died
from hia injuries Monday night. Trouble will bo mado for the policeman, as
he had no authority to make the arrest. Mr. Biahop was under the influent of liquor but had created no
Washerville, Tenn., July 11,
John L. Sullivan waa arrested here
this morning on a requisition from the
governor of Mississippi. Sullivan is
in tho city hnll. Cleary, Johnson and
and Muldoon are also lucked up.
When the train pulled into the city
several officers boarded tho cur nnd attempted to arrest Sullivan. The latter resisted, nnd drew buck to knock
down the policemen, when chief Clark
stuck a pistol in his face and told him
if ho struck ho (Clark) would kill him,
The oflicers noxt grabbed Charley
Johnson, of Brooklyn, Sullivans backer, who resisted vigorously but finally
began to cry with pain. During this
scrimmage Muldoon sat quietly by
and, was undisturbed. Cleary, Sullivans other second, hid during the ex
citement, Only Johnson and Sullivan
were detained, though the others were
wanted. Sullivan retained Ex-Attorney General Washington, who says
the officers went beyond there authority and can't hold the men. An im
mediate attempt will be made to get
the prisoner, out on writ of habeas corpus.
New Yore, July 11.—A letter tc
the Times dated Port-au-Prince, June
29th, says: "Matter, are going to an
extreme in Hayti, for Legitime is arming women and placing them in the
ranks. He is resorting to everything
possible to strengthen his position.
Fortified a. Legitime is, ho is too
strong tu be taken by Hyppolito, whilo
Legitime it appears does not dare to
come out and risk battle.
Fresno, Cal., July 11,—Nearly the
whole of Chinatown wa. destroyed by
fire a few day. ago, entailing a lou of
about $30,000. The remaining building., cheap frame affair., took fire this
morning and were also destroyed. The
lou i. estimated at 950,000.
ElPabo, Texas, July 11.—The
regular pauenger train on the Mexican Central R. R., wa. ditched Smile,
thi. .id. of Chihuahua last night, a
bridge giving way, the underpinning
having been washed out by a torrent,
Twenty-five pauenger. were injured
and two were killed outright, a
guard in the expreu car of Well. Fargo & Co., and a pauenger in a third
class co.oh. Conductor Jerry Sullivan had four rib. broken, The baggage ear and third clau coach were
telescoped, and the deeper thrown on
it. tide. None of the pauenger. in
the deeper or fint-clau ooaehes were
seriously injured. Mott of the injured wore in the third elan coach.
Nineteen of the injured are in the hospital at Chihuahua.   Two have died.
London, July 11.—Parnell authorizes the announcement that the Irish
party will immediately proceed to organize a tenants' defence league for the
pioteotion of Irish tenants against the
exactions of the ayndicato of landlords
only reoently formed. Tho new movement I. intended to do its work on
line, indicated by William O'Brien in
hi. recent speeches to the Irish tenantry.    O'Brien arrived at Tipperary
yesterday, and although it was rent
day on the principal estates, nota pen
ny was paid and the tenants stoutly
maintain that they will not pay.
Glasgow, July 11.—The strikers on
the Clydo have compromised with the
ship builders, and the latter's lockout
haB been withdrawn.
Philadelphia, July 11.—A Washington, spec's) to the- press says that
after consultation nearly all the republican members havo decided io cull
an extra session of congress between
October 15th and November 1st.
Toronto, July 11.—Tlio Dominion
niill8rs concluded their convention
yesterday. Tho chief items of busi-
hoi's transacted wore the drafting of a
memorial tfi -the Dominion house,-
praying for tho abatement of R. fi,
disci-inviimtiiin, und iiakiui; fur tho appointment "f nu iiKlopetidenl commissi in, sueh a* an tii'terstilt* railway
C'liimiss'i'ii, to seiile nuv disputes oivr
shipments and rates. A combine un
milling ratea was decided upon. Thoy
further decided to buy all wheat by inspection and certificate as tu weight
and quality.
Peterboro, July 11.—Arthur, unly
son of W. H. Meldrum, of the firm of
Meldrum, Davidson & Co., millers,
met a terrible death last evening. The
lad was 8 years old. He was ill the
flour mill and attempted to slip over
the revolving shaft which was close to
the floor and which had a loose belt.
In doing so he stepped on the belt
close to the shaft tightening it so that
it caught his foot and drew it under
the shaft. The leg was torn off at the
kneo and above the kneo the flesh and
sinews were fearfully mangled. The
little fellow was carried homo and died
shortly after.
Cairo, July 11.—Tho government
has received a despatch from the scene
of hostilities between the Egyptians
and the Dervishes, stating that a party
of Egyptians cut off 60 DervisheB from
the main body aud in a fight whioh
ensued all of the Dervishes thus separated from their comrades were killed. Two bundred and fifty Dervish
prisoners have been brought to Shel-
Jacksonville, Ogn., July 12.—
Tho county jail was burned about 6
o'clock this morning. The fire broke
out in tho jailer's room, cutting off the
passage to tho cells, and before assistance could reach them, the prisoners, three in number, died from suffocation. The building was totally destroyed. The cause of the firo is net
Fresno. Cal.,.1 uly 12.—The third
fire since Sunday occurred here in the
business part of the city at 4 o'clock
this morning. It originated in the
ovens of Weimar & Leblanc's bakery.
It burned fiercely and swept away a
block and a half. The entire loss is
estimated at' over §250,000; insurance
about 8100,000. Following is a partial list of the losses: Severs & Co.,
dry goods, $2,000; T. H. Thompson,
druggist, §12,000; McConnell & Haijue
§10,000; Dr. Maupin, §15,000; Weimar & Leblance, bakery, 82,500; J.
T. Havelin, 83,500; Hogan & Doblo,
liquor dealers, 830.000; Pacific Shoe
Co., 825,000; Lewison & Co., estimated loss, 830,000; insurance not known.
D. S. Ferry's tine lnw library was entirely destroyed. E. Gilnior's millinery stock and building, 816,000; S.
N.GrifKths, damage to new brick building, 83,000; M. Denick's saloon, loss
London, July 12.—By tho action of
the Russian authorities the Lutheran
church ha. been completely suppressed
as an organized body in Russia.
London, July 12.—It is reported
that somo uneasiness has been occasioned in Eastern Europe by the report current that the government of
Servia has decided to equip and arm
the third levy of recruits for active
service. The ostensible objeot of
this is the suppression of brigandage,
but in the present atate of eutern politics
and the open manoeuvers of Ruuia in
the Balkan., it is suspected this
latest development is simply another
step towards preparing the Servians
for their share in a general war.
London, July 12.—The general
market i. firm with good prospects of
a boom in American and Canadian
railways, as a better feeling prevails.
London. July 12.—The Massachusetts rifle team have altered their
Springfield rifle, to enable them to corn-
pet, in the muzzle .nd breach loading
series of contests. There w». excellent shooting to-day. Huddlestone
made one inner and aix bullsey.. at
600 yard., winning the Steward prize.
London, July 12.—It is reported
Mr, Parnell ha. instructed Sir Charles
Ruuell to withdraw his case of libel
againtt the Times, owing to Judge
Hannen'. refusal to authorize the production of the book, of the loyal patriotic union, of which Mr. Houston
wu secretary.
Chicago, July 12.—Muldoon and
Cleary arrived in the city early this
morning and immediately boarded a
train for the eaat. In an interview
with Muldoon, he described hi. .scape
at Nashville as follows: "I was sitting
with Sullivan when the officers entered tho ear. They were about to
plaoe me under arrest when 1 laid to
them, 'What do you mean, I am no
prize fighter, do I look like one 1 I
am a gentleman, and it is your duty to
protect and not offer rae insult.' They
at once abandoned me and devoted
their effort, to securing the big fellow,
and hero I am a little disfigured from
hard work, but still in the ring."
Washinoton, July 12. — D. W,
Herring, TJ. S. consul at Tequcigalpa,
Honduras, reports to the state department that an English syndicate, with
a capital of eight million pounds, has
obtained concessions io construct a
railroad across Honduras from the Atlantic to the Pacitic, and that the engineor of the syndicate h;i3 given assurances that tho road will bo completed
in threo years.
Butte," Mon., July 12.—At Ruiu-
sey, this morning, Ben Hill, a wood
contractor, shot and instantly killed
Charles Francis, a wood hauler. The
men quarrelled about an account and
Hill claims that he shot in self defense,
FranCiS having tired several shots at
him first. Francis wus 35 years old.
Hill gavo himself up.        " '
Sandwich, Mas?., July J2.— Samuel
Fessendeii, treasurer uf-the Capo Cod
ship canal company, has been petitioned into bankruptcy by the Bass River
Saying's Bank', of South Yarmouth, on
>t claim of three thousand dollars. The
canal company, or F. A. Lockwood,
thu contraci',1' fur the canal, is not involved. Fessenden's liabilities are
estimated at from 800,000 to $80,000;
assets at from 56,000 to $14,000. The
indebtedness is mostly to banks iu
WestNewt.ni, Brockton, Fallmoutk
and Watertuaji, Mass., with considerable paper out to individuals in Sandwich and othor sections. These proceedings were not entirely unexpected
rumors concerning his financial
soundness hnve been afloat soma time.
It is understood the West Newton
Savings Bank is probably the heaviest
creditor and holds mortgages on nearly
all Fessenden's real estate.
New York, July 12.—Inquiry thi.
morning at the district attorney'.
office regarding the possibility of Sullivan being arrested on his arrival at
this city met with a prompt answer
from Assistant District Lindsay that
he could be if the governor of Misis-
sippt should make a requisition to
Governor HilL The extradition law is
so complete that a man could be arrested ia Maine for the slighest dis-
meanor in California.
Marysville, Cal., July 12.—On
Independence day Charles Wiskat-
schill, 13 years of age, accidentally
shot himself in the hand with a toy
pistol. Wednesday evening he was
taken suddenly ill, blood poisoning
having set in, and yeaterday morning
lock-jaw made its appearance and
death released him from his sufferings
this morning.
New York, July 12.—Tlie ferry
boat John Adams, laid up - at Port
Richmond, 8*1', for some time, was
burned to the water's edge this morning. The origin of the fire is unknown.
The Adams was owned by John Mart,
of Albany, N. Y., and was volued at
$25,000; partly insured.
New York, July 12.—Wheat lower,
July 85': August 84: Sept.   84
San Francisco, July 12.—Wheat
steady; buyer '89. 137; buyer season,
'89,144', seller '89,129'.
San Franoisco, July 12.—A letter
just received hero gives ths particulars
of the loss of the Pacific mail Co.'s
steamer Granada. The steamer left
Manzanilla, Lower California, shortly
before roon on June 22nd. A heavy
storm came up uud at 11 o'clock the
same night she was driven on a reef
63 miles below Manzanilla. Tlio crew
and passengers were landed safely.
The steamer, the letter says, is wedged
fast between two rocks and will be a
total loss.	
Special to the Columbian.
Victoria, July 10.—F. J. Barnard,
a pioneer of the province and ex-M.P.
for Yale, died nt 6 o'clock this morning. Mr. Barnard came to tho province in 1859 and established the Barnard express line to Cariboo.
Tenders are called for by the provincial government for the erection of
a juvenile reformatory.
The Standard employees have challenged the Colonist office to row a four
oared boat race, the race to be within
throe weeks and for $25 to $100 aside.
Heavy bush fires are raging baok of
Port Angeles on the opposite tide of
the straits from Victoria.
Victoria July 12.—The steamer
'Walla Walla arrived from San Francisco thi. morning and loft at 2 p. m.
for the sound.
The steamer Karluck, which wu
stranded on the sand heads, is in Esquimalt dry dock.
The Orangemen celebrated the an
niverury of the battle of the Boyne
by quite an imposing parade. The
procession was long, and was headed
by a brass band pitying the "Boys*
Water." The Orangemen wore reg»-
li.s, carried bann.rs, etc. They marched to Beacon Hill, where a picnio and
sport, were indulged in for the balance
of the day. There will be a dance tonight. -
A proposition is on foot at Winnipeg to have the portrait of Hon. Joht
Norquay painted and hung in the
chamber of the legislature.
Walter Lawson, a workman inPrice'i
brickyard, Toronto, was sunatruck on
Tuesday afternoon and succumbed tc
the effects. Other less severe case, of
sunstrokes from the severe heat are reportod.
Fred Higgs, a young Englishman
employed by the Cornwall Manufacturing Co., Chesterville, Ont., fell into
a basket machine known as an extractor and was horibly mutilated by a
riveting knife.   He died an hour after. VOLUME 34.
Weekly British Columbian
WMnciuluy -iliinilag, .Inly 17. lssn.
A Chicago despatch recently stat-
nd that a number of wealthy Irish
Americans bad been taking council
■Jogether anil had determined to
Jrmtid an trish-Amai'icari republic
and'equip it with an army, a navy
and all the belongings of n fully
Sedged state. At present it is not
iackled where tho new republic shall
ibe set running, but prospectors are
i» be sent out, north, south, east,
aad west to find a suitable locality.
3ower California has been spoken of
sts a likely spot, but Canada, Chili,
'Seta, nnd Mexico are to bo prospected. It is understood that Mexico is willing to disposes of Lower
California or a neighboring stato for
av consideration, with the privilege
af establishing a new Irish republic
■Jnerein. l?ut Canada is viewed
■arith favor us a theatre for the operations of the ready nation-makers.
'Ihe idea would appear to bo, in conjunction with lho French-Canudiaus,
■*lio are just now talking loudly
about a separate Franco-Canadian
nation—some speakers lately iii
Quebec having got to tho length of
invoking tho Pope's blessing on the
aew concern, which already exists
in their minds—to eventually form
3 Franco-Irish republic which shall
dominate tbo Dominion and run all
dissentients into the sea. There nre
doubtless elements' in both races
"which would coalesce most happily
5n such a commonwealth as has been
snooted, and, with the blessing of
Ms holiness tho sovereign pontiff—
•whicli would be earnestly coveted
and willingly vouchsafed—to what
Sleights, breadths and depths of na-
aonal development might not the
«ombination republic speedily attain.
But what will Canada say 1 And,
wndoubtedly, the Dominion will
Save to be consulted.
The author of a recent work on
oamsanguineous marriages calls at-
Scant'on to the curious ideas which
If-tve been generally received in ref-
s-mnco to the infecundity of and
jshysical degradation consequent on
■Brriages between those related by
Mood. So far as the data given may
ht trusted—and, observes a medical
Jpuixir', it is hardly to be supposed
that the author holds a brief on the
apposite side—there is stated to be
afeeolutely nothing to show that such
marriages are lacking in fertility or
that they nre peculiarly liable to
give issud to deformed or diseased
offopring. There is no lack of instances of enforced consanguineity
~s*tho matter of marriage in isolated
aomnmnities, according to M. Huth,
ta disprove the assumption that
physical degeneration is likely to result from the practice. An investigation into a number of unions between uncles and nieces, nephews
and aunts, and cousins iu the first
md second degree, gives an average
«f children rather above than below
fahe general average, though this is
attributed to some extent to the
(Wmparatively early age at which
meh unions are generally contracted. Breeders state that the results
ai their experience are markedly in
jBvor of consanguineous unions between healthy well-bred animals.
Anions between men or animals of
iridely different varieties, on the
Other hand, have a decidedly injuri-
•SBS effect on the offspring, and beyond a certain limit arc almost absolutely sterile. Jfulnttoes and the
Italf-breeds 'of India nnd America
are striking examples of the de'terio-
sat-ion to which such radical disparity gives rise. The great point
to bear in mind, it- is said, is
Shat the union oi individuals
■with the same morbid tendencies intensifies the taint, anil
ibat. too, quite irrespective of any
eonsunguineity. The moral, according |n the author, is that the reasons
which led to tlie prohibition of marriages -within certain degrees of rola-
tkmthip nre social, and not physiological.
.Professor King, the reronaut, gives
interesting accounts of obstacles in
Uie way of tho upward progress of
the» e,ir ship. Snow is a great obstacle. It gathers on the balloon
and weighs it downward. The
clouds are sometimes as much as
3,000 feet thick, Often even above
such a body of cloud may be seen
smaller clouds with clear spaces in
liitween. When within ono of- these
spaces tho sensation is described ns
that of being in a vault. In Professor King's own interestiAg deaoyip-
■sitm: "With the solid snowy clouds
abovo you and the smaller clouds
around you, being by perspective
"brought close aroufrid,it appears as
jf. you were in n cavern. I hnve
itteu above the clouds during a snow
.ttorm, und the light of the- moon
shining so brightly through the
rarefied nir produced nn. illumi-
anion-rather supernatural. I have
very frequently passed through
■frozen clouds. This is where vnpor
Ins fallen below fii» frc'i'iillig
joint and been congeal' d inlo u sub-'
stance resembling flour in appearance. This falls, and in doing so
reaches a higher temperature, where
the small particles are aggregated
into flakes of snow. Some clouds,
however, present very much the appearance of a veil, and objects on
the earth can be distinctly discerned
from a position above them. I have
nover known of an instance in which
a balloon was hit by lightning. The
thunder does not make a perceptibly
greater noise than when you are on
the ground. The sound proceeds
from the upper layers of clouds, as
does also the rain; and in many
cases, when the lower strata appear
very violent, perfect quiet there
reigns except for such motion as is
produced by the rain falling through
from above. The upper currents
nro most active, and a cyclone or a
wind storm is perhaps produced according as those upper currents descend to or remain abovo tho earth."
If Victoria has coased to bo recognized as British Columbia, it is
not the fault of her enterprising
citizens, but the result of circumstances that in their nature were
outside of control—principally tho
recent rapid growth and development of other cities and sections of
the province. But the "sad city by
the straits" is determined to be sad
no longer. It has wiped its iigur-
atively-speaking weeping eyes with
a metaphorical handkerchief, shaken
off its proverbial drowsiness, and is
"pulling out" to save entrance money
at any rate, with a vim and get-
there-ativeness that should win the
sympathy and admiration of the entire audience. The ratepayers of
the capital city about two months
ago passed a couple of by-laws, for
nn electric street railway and street
and bridge improvements respectively, aggregating §85,000. Such
small moutbfuls were made of these
loan measures, that now four new
by-laws, calling for a total sum of
$170,000, have been passed by the
enterprising aldermen and await the
fiat of the patriotic tax-payers on
the 23rd of July instant. The total
of $170,000 is apportioned by the
four by-laws as follows: $70,000 for
"completing the new 16-inch main
and for extending the water works;"
§60,000 "for the extending of the
general distribution of the water of
the water works;" $25,000 "to improvo and beautify the public pleasure grounds;" and $15,000 "for fire
department purposes." It is not
certain, but probable, that the ratepayers will take the same view of
those by-laws as the men whom they
have'elected, and have lately decided
to pay, to run the city. But this is
not all, and we have only space here
to hint at the large pecuniary coaxing that the people of the island
metropolis are contemplating with
perfect equanimity giving to various
railway schemes—notably tho Victorin, Saanich k Westminster and
the Canadian Western—that shall
bridge the gulf for them and
make their city the practical terminus of all the railroads on earth,
as well as of the proposed air line to
the moon. Seriously, we are glad
to see our Victoria friends manifesting such a wide-wake disposition,
and particularly in the matter of the
Victoria, Saanich & Westminster
Bailway. They should be encouraged.
Apropos of the unmistakable war
cloud now lowering over Europe, a
late press despatch from London
contains the following interesting
information and comments: One of
the best informed correspondents in
Servia telegraphs from Belgrade this
aternooii that the political outlook
in Servia is daily becoming more
sorious. There can no longer be
any doubt as to the attitudo of Servia on the outbreak of the Austro
Hussion war. The alliance of Servia to Bussia is an accomplished
fact. The Czar's famous toast to
Prince Nikita, of Montenegro, is
regarded as an open designation of
•that princo as the futuro czar of the
Southern Slavs and the re-uniter of
all Servian races under a single
sceptre. It is all taken to indicate
that the great struggle which everyone knows is preparing between
Austria and the great Slavonie
power is very near at hand. Bosnia
is the. new Lombardy, and Austria
is deliberately counting a situation
similar to that which cost her the
valley of the Po. An infatuation
seems to have settled upon her
rulers. All the concessions of the
Bosiiiah side are scornfully rejected
and hardly a day passes but some
influential organ of Vienna or Buda
Pesth threatens the occupation of
Servia. Amongst the highest Austrian and Hungarian officials it is
believed the military strength of the
monarchy is such as to enable it to
crush Russia single-handed. The
information received by the opponents of the Austrian policy in southern Europe is of a very different
tenor. It is considered, for example,
cortain by the best-informed Russian
observers that many of the Slavonic
regiments of Austria will lay down
tiicir anus  in tho face of the Rus
sian army, and tliat the Roumanian
contingent will follow their example.
An insurrection will probably break
out in Bosnia on the declaration of
war with Russia, and the chances
nre it will spread to the old military
frontier of Croatia and Slavonia. In
Transylvania the Roumanian pens-
ants, who have been brutally oppressed by the Hungarian landlords,
aru, ut any moment, ready to repeat
their actions of 184S and of the
time of Joseph II, Of the strength
of the anti-Russian foeling in the
Balkan peninsula itself, perhaps the
best evidence is to be found in the
fact that the Beys of Upper Albania, hereditary foes of Montenegro,
have broinised to lend their warlike
clansmen to Prince Nikita for assistance in case of a "Swabian" invasion of tho Black Mountains.
There can be no doubt that the situation is full of menace, and that
cither Austria or Russia can force
war with the greatest ease if so inclined. Austria can force it by
bringing a single regiment into Set'
via. Russia can force it by bringing about the coronation of Prince
Nikita. Austria ontered Herzego-
vinin and kept the way open herself
tothe Novi-Bazar mainly in order
to prevent the union of Montenegro
and Servia, und it is practically certain that she will resist the union
now The monst","is folly of Austria's occupation of tlosnin und Her-
zegovinin, is now already seen, • The
example of Bulgaria bus proved that
if greater Servia had grown up naturally under her patronage, it would
have been anything but Russian in
feeling and could have been relied
on as a barrier against Russia. But
in obedience to that blind land hunger which has always distinguished
her, Austria hus made it her business to steal part of the Servian
heritage and to reduce the rest to
weakness and defence. She has had
her reward in making an enemy of
every patriotic Servian and in saddling herself with a couple of lie-
lands in the shape of Bosnia and
Herzegovinia. Events certainly
point to the appearance of Prince
Nikita upon the scene at no distant
date. The Servians may possibly
regard it to their interest to bring
about a breach now, when they are
pretty sure of the support of Russia,
but Russia, seeing the formidable
array against her is perhaps not so
confident. She will surely hove
Germany, and almost certainly Italy,
to deal with, as well as Austria, and
and a number of things go to show
that Lord Salisbury will make a
desperate effort to drag England
into a quarrel which does not concern her. Mr. Schnadhorst, an English Liberal caucus chief, speaking
of the latter possibility recently,said:
"Such action on the part of Lord
Salisbury would be a blunder and a
crime, but it would divert attention
from the awkward questions at
home, and from the point of view of
temporary party advantage, Lord
Salisbury may think, and perhaps
rightly, that it would be a success.
Lord Salisbury is a fanatical hater
of Russia, and nn equally fanatical
friend of Austria, and Bismarck has
an extraordinary influence over his
mind. In plunging England into
the struggle ho would be gratifying
at once his convictions and his partisanship. The line taken of late by
the Standard, whicli is believed to
be much in his confidence, points
clearly in this direction, and has
been so interpreted abroad. The
terrible seriousness of all this is that
if England's help has been secured
for Austria and Germany, it becomes the interest of these powers
to force on the struggle." They will
never again be able to fight Russia
undor such promising conditions.
They have everything to gain by
sueh a coalition, whereas all that we
should gain even fn ease of victory
would be the settlement of Austria
nt Salonica. The solution means
injury to our commercial interests,
and a terrible war with Russia on
our Indian frontier as soon ns she
recovered from ber defeat. i
He niiide ;i mistake.—He—"My
dear Miss Angel, will you not partake of just a little pale, pink cream
aud one bonbon, which I' fear will
not be so exquisite as you are accustomed to in Boston"" She—"What
a break ! I am not from Boston. I
live in Kansas Oity." "Well, I am
a fish I Hero waiter, bring us a
double order of pork chops and some
turnips with the peeling on."
Representative bodies, snys the
Mail, place too low a value on education. For this reason the salaries
of teachers throughout the country
are so small that an inducement to
them to remain in the professsion
doos not exist. It is.net often, however, that school inspectors are victims of starvation salaries or that
the small stipend thoy receive are
grudged them. Guoiph furnishes
one of the exceptions to the rule.
Tho inspector there receives §500 a
year, and the school board is about
to consider the desirability of reducing it. How ti man of education
can servo tho public for less than
$000 is a problem it is difficult to
WrhtculllHlei' Wilis.
Thu 'irickor. match, Vanoouver vs.
Westminster, atHaaiiiigs, on Saturday, resulted in a victory for tlio Ruy-
al city club, tho match being decidod
ou the lirst innings. Vancouver went
in first, but with the exception of Kev.
Mr. Clinton and Ni'lson the aide
scarcely made a stand and was put out
with a grand total of 45 runs. Westminster did not have a wicket keeper,
but Read, tho long atop, did splendid
work, and it speaks woll for the fielding in general that- only two extras
wero made during the innings. Tho
bowling of Miles and Rev. P. Woods
was very effective. Westminster
played three men short in the first
innings and one mau short in tho 86-
ond. When Westminster took to the
wioketa it was with every ouniidonce
of winning, and the expectations wove
realized. Coulthard, Bramah and
Kev. P. Woods, the latter not out, all
got into double figures, tho former
leading thu score with 22 runs. After
the Vth wicket had fallen lho side was
out with 50 runs to tho good. Vancouver fielded su close thnt not au extra was obtained during tho innings.
The toiniiiials commenced their second
innings in a determined manner, Campbell and Nelson making scores of 37
and 48 respectively. When only 3
wickets had fallen the score, with 39
extra", stood 139, and Vancouver declared lhe innings closed hoping tu
put Westminster out for something
short of the whining number. West,
minster was not to be easily caught,
however, and Bottled down to pretty
cricket. Miles opened tho ball with 9
runs, Coulthard with 8, Hamber fol-
fnwed with G, Rov. P. Woods with Gli,
while Gaynor and Dockrill scored 4
and 12 respectively, tho latter not out.
There were still four wickets to fall,
but tune was up and Westminster was
declared winner of the matoh on the
first innings. Rev. P. Woods and
Dockrill's batting was something far
above the ordinary, and won great applause. Dockrill held his ground for
over an hour and finally carried his
bat, having perfurnied excellent service during that time though his score
waB only 12. Rev. P. Woods batted
freely, losing several balls and keor-
ing the Vancouverites hunting tho
leather in a most amusing manner. He
made five 3s, five 4a, one 5 and one C,
to say nothing of ones and twos. Following are the scores:
H J Campbell, Ii Miles  I
Rev HGF Clinton, b Milos 20
G Coleman, b Miles...  0
C Nelson, not out... 13
J T Williams, c Coulthard, b Woods  2
R M Frlpp, run out  0
WE Green, absent  0
,T J Loutit, b Woods   3
W G Gootlehap, b Woods   0
I'HBowioko.b Miles   0
Extras  2
Total «
H J Campbell, not out 87
Rev H G F Clinton, b Miles  6
G Coleman, o Hamber, b Coulthard   8
C Nelson, b Miles 48
Green, not out   7
Extras 89
Innings declared closed at 189
new Westminster—1st innings.
Dockrill, b Campbell  0
Hamber,runout  5
Coulthard, b Green 22
llramah, b Uewleke 10
WoodB, not. out 17
Miles, c Clinton, b Green   0
Head, o Clinton, b Green   2
Gaynor, run out  0
McDougall, absent  0
Clute, absent   0
Kxtras  0
Total 511
Miles, b Bewicke  9
Coulthard, c Clinton, b Bowicke   8
Read, c Frlpp, b Bewlcke   0
Hi-amah, b Bewlcke   (I
Hamber, b Bewlcke   0
Gaynor, cBiakor, b Campbell   4
Woods, b Frlpp Oli
Do'-krlll, not out  12
McDoujrall, not ont... :   0
Clute, notont  0
Extras  fl
NO. 29.
mVSSSAuSiSt^S'i ■': V iVtCitSSU
Tlie Imt not on (I" Buiiy's Roily. •••Tiic
Amelia solii for a Trifle—Attviiii'tcil
Speoial to the Columbian,-
Victoria, July IC—An inquest was
hold to-day on tho body of the infant
found cm the beach on Sunday. The
child had evidently been dead two
moh'ths, and wuh un it cognizable. It
was drusstiri iu Chaiuue clothing. The
verdict reuiniud wus ''Found dead,
with suspicion of foul uhty."
The hi earner Amelia was sold by
public auction to-day nnd knocked
down to Oapt. Cox for 81800.
The window of Desheimer's jewelry
storo wan smashed in last night presumably for robbory. Nothing was
dec tired,
Farm for Sale.
West, Lulu Island, at a bargainer
Apply to RAND BROS., or EDWARD A.
SHARPE, Lulu Island. dw'eHral
containlnir 100 acres; about 100 nores
cleared mul U0 acres under cultivation!
has a houso and barn and good fenco all
around It. For further particulars apply
Jlylo-dtC-wtl Kensington Prairio.
JOHN S. COX, Prop.
Light Brahmas,
Partridge Coehhlns,
Plymouth Hooks,
White face lll'k Spanish
While Created, Black  and Golden
Iloiiilims.     Sllver-pencllled   Hain-
Black, Heil nnd Pitt Games.
Toulouse tlecse.      Ilouen Ilucks.
My Ynrtls are open for Inspection,
And must bo sold within the noxt 60
days to make room for other
new goods.
Riding and Walking
ll Bnford (iiiis
^REMEMBER, the "Rock Island"
USTBufoi'd Sulky Plows aro without
H3"an equal. From 12 to IS inch
AWnow in atock.
Beaver City Rake
Sharp "
Maxwell       "
Mussey Binders.     Toronto Mowers.
Maxwell    " Buckeye      "
Deering     " Maxwell      "
Little Giant Threshers and Tread Power.
Toronto Advance Engines and Threshers.
Derrick's Perpetual Hay Press.
Hay Tedders and Loaders.
Duplex Feed Mills.
e sure and get our prices before purchasing elsewhere.
Webster Block, Front Stroet, WESTMINSTER.
Boots and Shoe;
And Where to Get the Newest Styles, Where to Get the Best
Quality, and Where to Buy Them at the Lowest Prices.
S3*"" REMEMBER, my stock of fine Boots and Shoes, in the
newest styles, is larger this season than any dealer's in the: Province.
To buy at Low Prices, to sec the Greatest Variety, to get New
Goods (not, old shop-keepers), go to
dwtc SI  Col-u.aa"bia Street.
Coimtautly on Hand an Extensive Stock of
Dry Goods, Groceries,  Boots & Shoes, Hats & Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, &c
MBST'S     Sb . BO'STS'      tsSXTITS.
Great Variety of Household Articles,   Also,
N> B.~-Farm Produce bought at market rates or Bold on commission
from the Intorlor promptly uttun-lud to.
Civil Engineers, Land Surveyors & Draughtsmen.
Fire, life A Marine Insnrance.
Columbia St., • Opp. Colonial Hotei.
(Late of England)
Cornf r ol Church and Columbln Street.,
wr.satlsfauiloii Buarautueil.    dwfe7to
■■ VOLUME 8i,
mmjt,$mm oomjmwan, new Westminster, b. o„ july n.im,
M, it,
Weekly British Columbian
Wcilucsuliy Morning, July 17, 1889.
An Enthusiastic Meeting Endorse* tlie
new Railway Scheme.
A public meoting was held in the
Victoria theatre Thursday evening to
consider the advisability of taking such
stepa as will unsure the completion uf
tlio projected Victotia, Saauiuli and
Now Westminster railway at au early
date. About 150 citizens wero pre-
sont shortly after tho meeting commenced.
Tho front of tho stage was adorned
hy two largo maps showing Uio country wliich it is proposed to benefit by
the construction of tho road.
His worship Mayor Grant took tho
j chair at 8:40 p. in,, and many well-
known gontlemcu had seats ou the
Mayor Grant on opening tho meeting said that thero was uo necessity for
his going into particulars of the V. S,
& N. W. It. R. scheme, as tho promoters would unfold their entire plan.
If tho peoplo of Victoria did not. look
uftor their own interests no ouo elso
would; nnd he thought thu timo had
now arrived for Victorians to tako
some notion toward securing railway
connection with tho mainland. If the
projectors of tho road known us tho
Victoria, Saanich and Now Westminster railroad could show the peoplo of
Viotoria that their line would meet
tho requirements of Victoria, they
might rely on receiving tlieir report.
Ho felt suro that all tho speakers of
the evening would receivo a fair hear,
ine.   (Applause.)
Amor Do Cosmos, prosident of the
Victoria, Saanich and Nuw Westminster Railway Co., was first called upon.
Ho referred first to tho great importance of Victoria ns a trade centre.
Now, howover, tho steamor. from
China and Japan are lo bo seon passing our vory doors, crossing over to
tho mainland without ever touching at
Victoria, and thereby causing immense
lo38 to tho commerce of Victoria.
Referring to tho map, tho speaker
pointed out whoro tho city claiming to
bo Victoria's rival wns situatod. First
tho namo Vancouvor wus appropriated,
and now the new city was putting
forth every ondeavor to herald its nn-
portanco to the world, whilo Victorin
was in a manner neglected. The question of constructing a now railway to
connect Vancouver Island with the
mainland was not a political or party
question. It was a project that would
receive tho unanimous support of all
on the Island. Tho Victoria, Saanich
and Now Westminster Railway Co.
proposed to build a first-class railway
to enable tlio trains to make very fust
timo. Tho run from Victoria tu Now
Westminster would bo made in 2 hours
and -t0 miu., actual running /time.
Two hours and four minutes was tho
tublo time. Ho thr.ught that tho peoplo of Victoria should lend their aid to
construct a road that would onablo the
timo for transportation of mails from
Victoria to Now Westminster to bo reduced by 5 hours, lt wns now a littlo
over onn year sinco tho first map in
thia matter was placed beforo tho people, ho was happy to say that tho project had sinco met with approval, and
lie thought that all the peoplo had to
do was to como ts, tho polls and support the corporation in giving tho assistance required from tho city. Lieut-
Cob lJrior informed him that it was
probablo tho railway would receive tho
assistance of §0,500 per miiu from tlie
Dominion government.
Lieut.-Col. Prior, M. P., on being
called on, said lio   waa   quito   certain
■ that everyone had listened with pleasure to thn explanation of tho project
by Mr. DeCosmos. Ho did not think
anything moro could be said in regard
to tho matter, touched upon by him.
Ho had tho ploasuro of assisting tho
aet of incorporation through parliament; and had boen assured by Sir
John A. Macdonald that although tho
govornment of Canada could not soo
thoir way at tho last session to grant
to tho road tho usual subsidy of §3,-
200 per milo, it would bo given at an
early date. Ho had little moro to say
beyond moving tho following rosoiu-
. tion :
That tho early construction of tho
Victoria, Saanich and Now Westminster Railway, as explained by the
president to-night, is a matter of vital
importance and an urgent necessity to
tiiu poopio of Victorin, and that this
mooting pledgo itsolf to support by
overy moan, in its powor tho oarly
construction and completion of the
aforesaid railway.
AH. Goodacre seconded tho resolution, which was declared duly passed,
amid prolonged cheers,
Mr. M. W. T. Drake thought that it
was an apparent fact that a railway
was an advantago to any country. [Applause] If Victoria was to lead in
progress Victorians would have to
emulate tlio actions of New Westminstor. Much had been said of late in
regard fo tho non-calling of tho China
steamers. No action had been taken
howover, hut now a project wa. offered which would materially shorten the
timo betwoen Victoria and the mainland. It lay with the peoplo of Victoria to say whothor or not they would
act iu either of the schemes proposed;
by guaranteeing tho interest on tho debentures amounting to §20,000 a yoar,
of to tako stock in tho proposed road.
Ho took pleasure in moving tho following resolution :
That tho citizens of Viotoria assembled in public mooting hereby approve
of and undorso the notion of tho municipal council of Victoria ill framing bylaws for tho purposo of granting nid to
tho Victoria, Saanich and Now Westminster Railway Company.
Dr. Milno iu seconding tho rosolu-
lutimi said that ho thought tho proposed railway should roceivu tho aid,
not only of tho oity, but of tho Dominion und provincial governments. Ho
did uot think tho construction of tho
Victotia, Saanich and New Westminstor railway would provo in any way
antagonistic to tho Canadian and
Western railway. He was afraid,
however, that Victoria would have to
wait too long for railway connection if
Bhe waited for the Canadian Western.
Tho resolution was declared duly
From lhe North.
The sir. Rustlor, Capt. Lo Blano,
arrived yesterday nt Naiiaimo from
Reid Island and northern logging
camps. Sho did not touch at Texada
on her return trip. Ono of tho passengers brought down soir.o very fine
specimens of quartz from Reid Island,
showing rich indications of copper and
ailver. King li.Oiisoy's logging camp
was visited and it is reported that they
hnvo a boom of about 1,000,000 feet
in tho water waiting to bo towed down.
Bluney's logging camp is boing worked
for all it is worth during tho fine
weather at presont prevailing. The
owners are not working their mining
at present but may in tho future.
Prospectors are to be mot with in canoes and boats all along tho coast but
no vory rich now discoveries aro repotted. It is said that a blast furnace
ii to bo added to the iron minus on
Texada island and will prove a very
useful addition.—Courier.
Delta Jotting*.
Haying is well advanced, the cutting, tedding and curing processes aro
completed, and another week of this
exceptional haying weather will insure ita all being safely housed in
prime condition,
Tho droughty spell of the last fow
weeks has been a little trying on some
of the lato sown grain, but crop, generally look woll and givo promise of
good returns.
Tho canning proprietor, havo all
completed their outfit, preparatory for
the season', catch, and are now on the
tiptoe of expectation for tho famous
Bnckcyo run, and all hopo that the run
may bo of a magnitude which shall
compare with tho extensive preparations made for their reception.
Our municipal council, though late
getting into harness, have settled down
tu steady work, and in order to grapple with tho mnny demand, for moro
efficient roads have provided for a large
increase in the revenue by direct taxation.
Mrs. E. Kirkland of Elgin, Illinois,
is spending tho summer with her sister
Mrs. J. Kirkland, of Hazel Grove.
Miss Bain, of Vancouver, i. visiting
her brother, Mr. N. Bain, at the landing.
Mre. Bolle, of Sapperton, left for
homo yesterday, after spending a few
days visiting friends at Delta,
During the strawberry season juat
post, a very successful strawberry
festival^ was held on the ground, of Mr.
John Kirkland, tho object being to
provido funds for the erection of a
Methodist church near tho landing.
In contributing to its succoss, all denominations boro a conspicuous pnrt.
Among the workers wero MisB Woodward, tho Missos. Ladnor, Mr. C. and
Mis. Calhoun and others. Beforo the
party broke up, the Rev. Mr. White
gavo a humorous and instructive address, followed by tho pastor, the Rev.
Mr. Calvert. Tho proceeds amounted
to over SBO.
On Saturday evening, tho Oth inst.,
a consort was held in the town hall, to
provido fund, for repainting the Episcopal church here. A large company
was in attendance, and a vory tasteful
programmo was executed in a creditable manner, to tho great delight of
tho audience. Tho proceed, amounted
to 936.—Com.
here by tho report from England that
English publishers will fight the Canada copyright act passed last session.
Information received horo is to tho effect that British music publishers are
the chief opponents of the measure,
which thoy term ono uf confiscation,
and ono wliich the imperial authority
should veto. Tho Telegram, which
voices the view, of tho proprietor, .1.
Ross Robertson, ono of tho foremost
advocates iu getting the Canadian law
passed, says : "It may not bo out of
placo to remind the English publishers
and legislator., tuo, that at Ottawa we
have au assembly of men elected by
the people to legislate for tho people:
that the copyright act was passed not
only in the interests of the Canadian
publisher., but also of English author.
and English publishers; that Sir John
Thompson in drafting thu bill was
particularly careful to do no injustice
tu any section of tho community and
that boforo tho veto power waa put into forco the government of the Dominion may havo some say in regard to it.
Canada has been cursed by tho imperial copyright act. The intorcti of
tho typesetter, pnpormakcr, printer
aud reader havo boon blighted by the
baneful effects of British legislation
in this particular line, and the Ghoulish avarice with which tho English
publisher grasps the Canadian market
places thom among the most sollish, of
British mercantile mon.
Lute Despatches.
Pahis, July 10.—The international
douf mute congress convened here today. Delogates are preaent from the
United States, England, Ireland and
Scotland, Canada, Belgium, Russia,
Switzerland, Turkoy, Austria, Greece,
Germany, Sweden and Spain, and
they represent 150,000 deaf mutes in
these countries. In connection with
tho congress there i. an exhibition of
the latest mechanical and scientific
appliances for the education of deaf
mute, and others for tlieir comfort and woll-beiug. To-day's .ession
waa largely devoted to the work of organization. Addresses of welcome
were given by local delegates. The
recent dedication in America of the
statue to Dr. Gallaudet, the deaf mutes'
friend, waa feelingly referred to, and
hia work in founding a system of instruction at present employed in every
deaf mute achunl in tho United States
highly prniaed.
Cairo, July !).—The government is
in recoipt of advices that tho Egyptian
forces under Colonel WodohoiiBO arrived at Abendan lato yesterday afternoon. Tho Derviahea appeared on the
opposito bank of thn river iilinost
simultaneously with tho arrival of
Egyptians and attempted to obtain a
supply of water. A fierce artillery antl
riflo firo was opened upbn them, but
despite this thoy managed to get a partial supply of water under cover of
thoir own firo, which was no Bharp and
woll directed that several Egyptians
wero kiliod and woundod. Othor advice, reoeived by the government sny
that Ool. Wadohouso'a forco of cavalry
occupied the camp of the enemy, finding it deserted, except by the presence
of a fow women and children, who
were dying from thirst nnd exhaustion.
Tho enemy were not far distant, however, aa a picket belonging to the Ilth
battalion waa surprised anil shot. No
reinforcements for Ool. Wadehouse
had aa yet paasod Wady Haifa. Three
battalions of British infantry and a
squadron of Hussars have boen ordered to Assouan to reinforco Ool. Wadehouse,
Toiionto, July 10.—Great intereat
has been aroused in publishing oentros
Albany, July 10.—A special to the
Uiiioit.frpm Johnstown, N. Y,, says:
Fifteen persons woro carried down
Oayndetta creek last night. Four
bodies were recovered this morning.
Heavy rains last night choked the
streams and flooded tho districts.
Schriever's large mill waa carried
away. Twonty persona wero un Ferry
street bridge when the arch fell into
tho rushing torrent which was filled
with wreckage and humanity. The
cries for help alarmed the residents.
Chief McDonald, with President Nor-
thruys, of the village polico, J usticu
Anderson and others, organized a
searching expedition. Lanterns wore
procured and parties went along tho
stream with ropes to assist in tho rescue. One person was seen splashing
and plunging near tbe Joluistewn,
Fonda Ss Gloversville railroad bridgo,
ono quarter of a mile down the stream.
As he floated passed those on the
shore, ho cried, "for God's sake help
me." Ho was swept by in the current
so close to tho shore that u man who
was in a boat secured to a pile of
wreckage got hold of him, but owing
to the awift current was unablo to hold
him and he was swept under the floating driftwood. Two other persons
oame down a minute later clinging to a
plank and alioilting.for help, but were
swept out of sight below the railroad
bridgo. Among those in the paity
who atood on the shore wero Superintendent Cotton, President Peacock of
the Fonda Johnstown & Gloversville
railroad, who had cume down on a
speoial train, from Gloversville with
the intention of transferring the paa-
aengora and baggage whore the railroad bridge waa swept away. No connection has been mado from the east
with the Central road. There were
no passengers or bnggago ou tho
-east train, and there is not like bc any
train on tho' Fonda, Johnstown and
Gloversvillo Railroad inside of threo or
four days, and thoso who want to got
back and forth between Gloversville
and Fonda must employ conveyances.
Up to nino o'clock, four bodies woro
recovered from tho debris, No ono
Booms to know how many people are
drowned. Several bridges aru swept
Ottawa, July 10.—Tho Toronto
Mail says Sir John Macdonald has instructed his partisans to announce on
the July 12th celebration that ho is
prepared to incorporate the Orange order.
The governor-general, replying to
citizens of Toronto, who wired asking
for an interview, said ho would consider it if tliey stated the object. They
wanted to see him and urge tho disallowance of the Jesuit bill.
The commissioner of patents recently canceled the Edison patent for in-
candcaccnt electric lighting in Canada.
Mr. Edison contest! the decision on
the plea that the commissioner has no
authority to hear thu case.
Lord Kntitsford's reply, giving tho
reasons why her majesty will nut interfere in tlio Jesuits' estates act, will
be published ahortly.
London, July 10.—To-day', ballot
of the Hudson's Bay Co. roan I tnd, as
expected, iu a victory for the board
upon each question. Mr. McLean's
proposed dividend of 20 instead of li
shillings was rejected by 31,810 shares
aRiiinat 23,160 Tho resolution proposing the separation of lhe land and
trading brandies was defeated by 30,-
016 .hares ugainst 22,785. ' Mr. McLean declared that apart from the
board n clear majority of tho shareholders favored his proposal, though
the board's votes swamped the pull.
The third resolution, respecting tho inspection of the register of shareholders,
was also defented in its present form.
Tho board, however, accepted tho
principle of the motion,
The returns of British trado with
Canada, show that it has boen fairly
good, seeiuii that it ia Whitsuntide
holidays. Exports to Canada during
Juno decreased 10.82 per cunt, compared with Juno 1888. Tho total for
the half your was £2,'39,594, being n
decrease of 1.24 per cont. The largest
decline is in horseB. Imports from
Canada increased 10.58 per cont. Tho
largest increase waa in oxon, flour,
cheeso and wood. Thore has been a
large decline in wheat.
Paris, July 11.—Thia waa nnothor
field day in the chamber of doputioB
and tho champion of Boulangorism, Laguerre, wns again tho hero of tho day,
successfully defying tho whole forco of
tho republic to outcast hiin from tho
position he had takon in the tribune,
where ho proposed to deliver his speech
whether the chamber cared to listen lo
hiin or nut, Tho subject matter of
tliu debate was flic old battlo ground
of govornment arrests nt Angnulunio,
the bone of contention always rendy
fur picking iu thu French chamber.
First Deputy Leliurisic, liuulnngist,
set the ball rolling by sailing into the
government, and when ho had finished
Laguerre, noticing that there was yet
several foul epithets whicli bis gifted
colleague had inadvertently failed to
apply to tlio minister, rose and promptly supplied the omission. Ho berated tho minister with a wealth of
vituperative dietiun whioh the French
deputies rarely have tho good fortune
to listen to. Tho president wauied
tho excited Laguerre to moderate his1
tone, but the warning only seemed to
redouble that gentleman's abuse of the
government nnd their adherents and
ho spread it on thicker than ever.
Then at the suggestion of the president, the chamber voted that Laguerre
bo no longer heard. Laguerre rofused
to leavo the tribunal and kopt right on
talking. Nu ono heard him, fur by
this time the uproar in the chamber
wna terrific, but this made no difference', lie kept his place in tlio tribunal
and continued bis violent gesticulations, while the president loft his
placo in disgust and the chamber broko
up nnd the galleries wero cleared.
When tho session was resumed an hour
later Laguerre still retained his vantage ground in the tribunal. Ttie
chamber took In. caae up und the excitable deputy was censured and excluded from the chamber. Shortly
afterwards tlio liouse adjourned, On
leaving tho chamber Laguerre was
roundly .hissed by the crowd outside,
and the police were obliged to guard
his carriage all the way lo hia hotel to
prevent his being mobbed.
London, July 12.—Before the Parnell cunuuissiou to-dny Sir Charles
Russell asked thnt Mr. Sonmea, counsel for tho Times, produce a list uf all
payments made to witnesses nn behalf
of the 'Times, and also ull communications tu and from the agents uf the
Times iu Ireland and America. Sir
Richard Webster declined to produco
the communications naked for. Soamea
waa recalled to tho witness box and
snid ho had not yot made uut the list
of the aums paid to witnesses. There
was no delinite'arrangonient na to how
Lecaron should bo paid. Mr. MacDonald for the Times, said it waa understood Lecaron should be provided
for. He had lost his employment in
the government servico and as long aa
he should need it he was to receive as
sistance. Houston, secretary of the
loyal mul patriotic union, was recalled
and stated Pigott was first mentioned
to liim as a useful witness by Lord
Stallbridgu. The "Parnollism and'
Crime" aeries of articles afterward embodied in tlio pamphlet wero an elaborate reprint of "'Parnellism Unmasked." The work was compiled by
Pigutt, for which witnosa paid him
£00, Ho was willing to placo the
hooka of tlie loyal and pntriotio union
before tho com thut objected tu tlieir
being examined by political oppunents
of tbo union. Sir Charles Russell demanded the production of the books.
Ho desired to prove by them that the
whole indictment contained in "Parnollism and Crime" proceeded from the
loyal and patriotic union, nnd (hat
Pigutt was used by that powerful political organization to concoct the plan.
Sir Richard Webster contended that
tho books wero wanted morely iu order
to give the Parnellites free range in
other political matters. Tho court decided "gainst Russell's application.
Russell intimated he had received
written instvuctiouB from Parnell regarding tho further conduct of tho
case, wliich required him to nsk for a
delay in order to consider tho position
of Parnell and Davitt. Russell and
Solicitor Lewis thereupon leftthecuurt
and tho commission adjourned until
Tuesday, lt is understood that Par-
noil's instructions to Russell wero to
withdraw from the caso, and it is further understood that, the Irish loader's
decision iu the matter is final.
Ottawa, July 12.—Tho owners of
tho Maltie Winship, tho seized Gloucester schouuer, hnvo thrown up tho
sponge and informed the justico department that tlicy cannot onter any
defence, and ask the government fur
special consideration in determining
the amount of penalty.
Tho government decided to-day to
allow the reopening of the Edison incandescent lamp case. It appears that
under the 37th clause of the putout act
all the disputes are to bu decided by
thu minister of agriculture or his
deputy. Tho case wns henrd by Pope,
the deputy commissioner of patents,
whereas the net Implies the deputy
minister of agriculture, and accordingly
tho ense will bo reheard.
Musgruve, of Cowichan, is a successful cadet at tho royal military college.
Tho government will forthwith ask
for tenders for a nleainsliip service tu
the Wost Indies and Soutli Amerioa,
Senator Carvel! haa been appointed
lieutenant governor uf Prince Edward
Tho great Paciiic arbitration has
beon adjourned to September 18th, at
Toronto. Mr. Cambie, formerly engaged un tlio Britisli Columbia sections, but now in the company's service, testified that the contract called
fur a hotter read, and it would ao hnve
been constructed had not Mr. Schrieber and Sir Joseph Trutch prevailed
upon him fur a cheaper oharnoter of
work, Sandfbrd Fleming said ho contemplated building a hotter rond, but
was provontod,' ChriB. Robinson loft
immediately for England to discuss
with Sir Chas. Tupper and Sir Jusoph
Trutch the question of rebuttal evidence.
Customs Inspoctur Young, of Winnipeg, hns boen mado a commissioner
of polico within tho provinco. of Mnni-
tobn, British Columbia and tho territories. Commnudcr Gordon, of tho
Acadia, has reoeived a similar appointment as commissioner in any part of
Naturalists and others are becoming considerably alarmed over tho
prospect of the early extermination
of the kangaroo.
Dr. AV. J. Beal, of Michigan
Foresty Commission, counts 70
species of indigenous trees growing
wild in Michigan, with 3 exotics
escaped from cultivation, and of
wild shrubs, ISO native ami 5 escaped exotics.
At tiie Greenwich obsorvatory
1068 hours of sunshine wero recorded in 1888, about 250 less than the
average of the preceding eleven
years, and 333 below tlmt of 1887,
The aggregate number of hours the
sun was abovo the horizon was
In no improved method of wiro
making, tho wire is drawn cold over
successive pairs of rolls, each pair
having a greater speed than tho pair
preceding it, with nu intervening
friction clutch to graduate the speed
of tho rolls to the speed of the wire
in process of rolling.
I'Vench metallurgists havo made
the polariscopo serve as a thermometer. The color of a mass of glowing metal varies according to its
temperature, and a ray of the light
when polarized is rotated by a plate
of quartz to a degree dependent upon the color. The polariscope
measures the degree of rotation, and
gives a useful temperature scale.
Detonation and Combustion.—
Tho singular fact has been pointed
out that a ton of seven-eighths inch
dynamite cartridges, placed end to
.and reaching about one mile, would
be consumed in about a quarter of a
second if a cartridge at each end
wero detonated, while if such a
train were simply ignited its combustion would require several
A New Pigment.—A pigment
having the properties and appearance of Indian ink is prepared in n
simplo manner by Mr. B. Pifliird.
An excess of camphor is submitted
to the action of strong sulphuric acid
for twenty-four hours, yelding a reddish gelatinous mass. This is heated until the sulphurous acid and
excess of camphor are expelled, when
the (ino black pigment is left.
An Automatic Photograph™.
—An ingenious French inventor
has produced a self-acting photographic apparatus. A 50-centime
piece dropped in the slot machine
sets in motion tho necessary series
of operations, the exposure boing
given after due warning upon one
of the four dials indicating the progress of the work, and within live
minutes a finished picture is turned
Curious Computations. — An
electrical writer -has calculated that
the firing of a small pistol sets free
about C00 foot-pounds of energy,
while a watch consumes about one
54-millionth of a horse-power, the
energy of the bullet being sufficient
to keep the timo for two years. An
Edison telephone transmitter requires about a thousandth of the
energy for 2000 years on the energy
exerted in the pistol. A lightning
flash of 3,500,000 volts and 14,000,-
000 umperes, Listing one 20-thou-
sandthof a second, would run a 100
horse power engine for ten hours.
Electricty Dimwit prom Work.
—The accomplishment of a hitherto
impossiblo feat—that of transforming mechanical work direct into
olectricity — is claimed by Prof.
Braun, of Tubingen. He has succeeded in this by the use of nickel
wire wound into spirals. As the
spiral is elongated or compressed a
current of considerable strength is
generated, and this is increased by
putting in. circuit a number of spirals.
Tho experiments have given such
positive results that the sanguine experimenter is hopeful of constructing a useful generator on this principle—a thing greatly to be desired,
Mounds in Venezuela.—Recent
explorers havo shown that Venezuela was once inhabited by a race of
mound-builders, whoso work, however, does not exhibit the variety
of construction and use of that of
the ancient engineers of tho Ohio
and Mississippi valleys. Twenty
artificial hills—locally called "Ceri-
tos"—have been opened during the
last few years, near Lake Valencia,
by Dr. Marcano. The Indians of
tho time of the Spanish explorations
regnrded these uiouuds as natural
features, but thoy provo to be burial
caves of an unknown prehistoric
raco whose bones and relics are to
be found in the vicinity in immense
quantities. The tombs are uniform
in plan, and consist of a circular
walled-in place, containing an enormous mass of bones, with marino and
fresh-water shells, and fragments
of stono, bono and wood implements
and pottery, most of which boar
traces of tho action of tiro. The
human remains were deposited in
round oarthern jars or urns, each
containing the separate bones of one
body. Many of the skulls soem to
havo boon artificially flattened by
pressure over the frontal bones.
Things  Not Generally Known About Arranging tins lii-css ami Hair.
" I wonder why I never take a good pictures'1! is n question frequently asked, aw!
often with good reason, too. People iiati-.v-
ally attractive arc apt to poso as perfect,
frights in a photograph, anil thoro" is no
reason why even a plain person should liavo
the defects of the face brought too much
into prominence. Excellence inn picturo
depends partly ou tlio artist and partly ca
the sitter, antl, of courso, the, first ru!-- lo
bo observed is to visit a good photographer.
A writer in a recent number of Harper's
Bazar has given some very, useful directions to ladies intending to visit tho photographer. The first thing necessary seems to
bo to decide what stylo you will have—bust,
throe-quarter figure, or full length. The.
first two are tho prevailing modes, the laat
implying a moro elaborate toilet. Now sccuro your sitting, lt is alwoys better to do
so, thus obviating the annoyance of waiting.
Before leaving the studio, unless tho appointment ls made by letter, consult lhe
photographer aB to your dress, etc. Let
him know what it is to be. You mny bo undecided which of several to uae. It then
may bo a choico iu color or in cut, etc. Ho
will tell you at onco which is bost. He may
request you to try more than one, and in
tho absence of such invitation you will bo
expected to pay extra for tho expcrimeuU
While you aro talking to him about Ores*
hois studying your faoe, expression and
form gonerally. If ho also bo an artist and
experienced ho mny seo at a glanco tliut
your cuBtomary way of dreaaing tho hair is
not becoming, for. strango as it may seem,
comparatively few women havo the knaclc
of arranging their hair in tho mode demanded by their face. Whilo he knows
that tho portrait muat not be ruined by the
hair being dono up in an unfamiliar way, ho
may yet give you a few invaluable suggestions. For instance, ho may request you to
bo moro careful in dressing tho loft side
than the right, thus signifying that the left
Bide of tho face ia tho better. Few havo
both sides alike. There is often almost aa
much differoncoaa between two persons.
Tho noso is much or a littlo to ono side; ono
eye is smaller, becauso ono lid droops more;
thero is a depression over that spot where
a tooth has been extracted. Tho uneven
sh aping of tho lips alono may decide wl lich
sido of the- face should be prominent. You
laugh rather to ono side-and by tho bye
thoro is always something protty ubout
such a laugh-aud you havo dovolopod a
dimple, which sad experience teaches tho
photographer will bo demanded of him.
But, as it happens sometimes, Uo mny fail
to detect tho slightest difference between
tho right and left, but fio still requests you
to toko special pains with a certain sido of
tho hair, aa ho profera to show that side of
the face. This is becauso in overy atelier
tho light is bottor at ono end of tho room
than at tho other, and ho is accustomed to
placo Ins sitters there.
Now, and not when you como to sit, is tho
timo for you to tell him what you prefer.
You wish a three-quarter face, or a front -
viow, or a profile; you havo studied the
idiosyncrncies of your face for years and
havo so decided. Ho listens respectfully,
but his cyo has searched out all tho little
secrets of anatomy and fathomed youc
hidden reasons for thus anil so. You nro
afraid of that cheek bono; you do not say
so, but ho knows it aud is studying how to
retire it and loso it in tho tinting of tho
back-ground. You aro conscious of thoso
cars; they aro largo and stand well out. A
photographer knows how formiiiublo nn antagonist is nn ear that projects at right
angles from tho head; he knows that thero
is usually but ono way to subdue it, and
smiles inwardly nt your emphatic demond
for a full front, which moans that both ears
shall snow equally. When ho snya "full
face" ho menna a poao that almost or entirely loaes ono ear.
Perhaps you insist that ho do not mako
you a profllo; you often rejoice that you
livo in un ago whon silhouette profiles are
out of fashion. Tho prominence of your
noso forbids it, or a long chin puts it out
of tho question. A Bide face is just tho
thing for you; tho photographer sees it at
a glance, for, again, strango as it may appear, tho possibilities for a profile do not'-
depend so much upon tho features as upon
tho hair and neck dressing. A slight tip
to tho head one wny or the other lengthens
or foreshorten, the features, nnd tho photographer, in manipulating his light and
shade, may refino or render them stronger at will. Ho will toll you not to or-
rango tho hair till you como to tho studio,
for a very short distance, especially in
damp or blustering weather, will ruin it.
Ho will probably request you not to dress
tho nock too high or too tight, or in -
nn exact circle, with tho foro parf of it
lying closo under tho chin, for, of all things,
the present high modo of dressing the nock
is distressing to an artistic photographer.
It ia dono becauso tho lady has a short neck
or a long one, or it is thin, and the cords
must bo concealed. It is done, for it is tho
fashion. This is all a mistako. You nro
surprised when tho photographer says it,
for thero is a touch of bitterness in his tone.
Ho illustrates his meaning by winding tho
lapels of his coat tightly around his ncek.
" You see, madam, tho offoct on a long faco
liko my own. lt ovorhangs and becomes nl.
most deformed, whilo a round fnco becomes,
button-shape, and nono of tho littlo tricks
of hairdrossing or expression can remedy
it. No; it's alio mistako. If your neck fa
short, ns you sny, do not loso what you
have, lower tho dtnpory, do a littlo judicious borrowing, and, presto 1 tho fuco that
wns round becomes ovnL In nny caso tho
ucck must not bo hidden, for nil tho graco
of position in n bust portrait centers there.''
In keeping your appointment bo punctual.
A few minutes too soon is better thun one
minute too lato. Tho toilet-room is yours,
strictly, until you return from your sittings,
and you nro justified m locking tho door
and retaining tho key. Tako your own
powder with you, but do not uso it; tho
photographer can do that much better than
you can. If ho uses it at all it will bo upon
tho hair alone, which generally taken
several shades darker thnu it is, particularly with yollowish or auburn casts. After
entering tho operating room remember that
ailenco is golden. It is very rofrosiug to a
photographer to pose a lndy who fins' taste
onough to bo quiet. Long practico has mndo
liim a shrewd judgo of oharaoter, and fio
discovers liis Bitters very quickly.
Prosei-Hniil Chestnuts,    .
The " comic papors" would do tho reading
publio n favor if they would atop printing
jokes nbout the Chicago girl's foot, tho Kansas City real estate agent, tho Boston girl's
big worda, tho plumber's bills, the married
man's night ut tlio olub, tlioboai'dmg-lioiiso-
koopor's butter and steak, the editor's poverty, Philadelphia's slowness, tlio com-
morclui traveler's check, tho grooer's sand,
tiio lawyer's lies, tho doctor's big foes, tho
messenger-boy's Blowncss, tlio barber's
talkat ivoness, tho poet's honesty, tho dude's
Anglomania, tho female sex's extravagance,
tho enbbago-lcnf cigar, the Wall street
"boars" lovo for lambs, tho drug clerk's
mistakes, tho Koiituckiini's lovo for whisky, nnd the bank cashier's trips to Montreal. ,   . VOLUME 34,
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday .Itiiiniliir;, -Inly
Tell a woman she looks fresh and
she will smile all over. Tell a man
the samo thing, and if lie ilosun't
kick you it is either boeauso lie has
corns or daren't.
At the top of the Eiffel Tower,
for n fee, specially prepared note-
paper, dated from the sum mit of the
tower, i3 provided, und the writer
can have tho letters posted on the
First Omnium—The doctor says
my cow has got the ague. Did you
ever hear of such a thing! Second
Omahan—No, but the idea is n good
one. You can have a milk shake
when you wish it.
Enamored youth—Your father
seems worried about something tonight 1 Sweet girl —Yos, poor pn has
so many business cares. Littlo brother—That ain't it. He's mad because
the big dog he bought didn't  come,
Dr. Foster, director of the University Ophthalmic Olinique at Bres-
lau, believes that a common cause of
short-sightedness in tho young is
restriction of tho circulation produced by the wearing of tight-fitting collni'3.
"Can't J. tako your namo for this
new encyclopedic dictionary!" asked
the book agent. "It is an encyclopedia and dictionary nil in one."
"Nosir," said the man addressed;
"I have no use for it whatever, You
see, I married a Boston girl."
Senator Pugh, of theU. S, senate
sub-committee on foroign relations,
says that everywhere in the Northwest, on both sides of the border,
thero is a strong feeling in favor of
a renewal of reciprocity relations between the United Status antl Canada.
Fannie—"I have almost finished
my essay, and I am sure I am going to take the prize." Alice—
"Whnt is the subject 1" Fannie—"0,
I haven't thought of a subject yet,
but I've just bought some of the
loveliest ribbon and tinted paper for
Out in Missouri the other day a
man who had been swindled out of
§2,000 by bunco sharpers declared
that ho iiad not read a newspaper in
forty yoars. His statements, observes a "wretched" cotemporary, relieves journalism of a serious responsibility.
The question is asked, whut is tho
difference between worsted cloth
and woolen cloth 'i Tbe nnswer given
by nn exchange is: Worsted goods
are composed of wool that has been
carded and combed, while woolen
goods nre made of woo! that lias been
carded but not combed.
It is stated the Queen and the
Prince of Wales desired an alliance
between tiie Princess Louise and the
Duke of Portland, but that the Duko
flatly rofused to listen to the proposition, not desiring to pluce himself in the pitiful position of tho
Marquis of Lome, who is persistently
snubbed by his wife's relations.
Tlio cheapest postage in tlm world
will soon be introduced into the domains of the Nizam of Hyderabad.
Quarter-anna postage cards have
been sanctioned by the Nizam's Postmaster-General, und the machinery
for their manufacture ordered from
England, lt is exected that the
postal revenue will benefit largely
from the uso by the poorer classes of
theso cheap cards.
The American exhibit at the Paris
Exhibition is said to be a miserable
one. An exhibitor who has just returned from Paris said to a New
York Herald reporter: "There can
be no question thar, the show mnde
by Amerioa, is wretched, It makes
every American who sees it ashamed,
The exhibit is tho poorest of the
whole lot. Tho smallest Soutli
American countries mako better
Auioug the ministers who travel
with the Shah is Mohammed Hassan
Khan Ekbalus .Sultan?. Ho is Chief
of tiio Press. Ilo not only supervises all publications in Persia, but
himself edit, four papers, tho Ivan,
the Eltela, the Echo of Persia, and
the illustrated Scherew, He has
also written some histories, and
conducts a bureau for the translation of European books and papers
into Persian.
In a cnblo letter to the Mail from
"Member of Parliament,'1 three distinct clouds on the European horizon,
of great import to England, uro
pointed out. First, tho Egyptian
question, over which Franco is showing her teeth ; second, tho Armenian
ootrnges, wliich, under the Berlin
treaty, Russia may call upon England to .-.top ; and third, tho Delagoa
railway concession, which opens up
a very nice quarrel with the Port-
uguosse government.
A student suid to a distinguished
lawyor one day, "I ennnot understand how circumstantial ovidence
can be stronger than positive testimony." "I will illustrate it," said
tho lawyor. "My milkman brings
mo a cun of milk, and says, 'Sir, I
know that is puro milk, for I drow
it from tho cow, washed the can
thoroughly, strained it into the oan,
aud no body else has handled it.'
Now, when 1 take the cover from
tho can, out leaps a bull-frog.
Surely the frog is stronger evidence
than the man I" f
Says a clock manufacturer : "The
dial of tho clocks which wo make
for China is marked, in lieu of
figures, with characters which, i
suppose, moan something to them.
Thoy don't to me. There are three
circles of characters, the inner one
having oiglit divisions, the next one
twelve and the outermost twenty-
four. There are two hands, the
shortest one making a revolution
every two hours, Yvbilu the long one
takes twenty-four houn. to get
around. But how they compute
time by those is n Chinese  puzzle."
Tlie ladies of Blank ohuroh were
packing a box of clothes to send to
the wife of a western missionary,
Mrs. A—"My dear Mrs.B., whut
can you be thinking of to send off
these lovely stockings of yours i
The very latest color, too?" Mrs.
B.—"It does break my heart to part
with tbem, and I shouldn't think
of it if I had net just, road something about tho dyo stuff thoy use
to get this particular shade being
liable to poison cue frightfully."
"Oh, honors ! Let's get them out of
our hands quick! Here, there's
room for thom right down in this
Tho United States doos not get
quite all tiio rascals assisted to emigrate from European countries, A
young man convicted cf felony in an
English court recently was let off
from punishment on his friends
promising to send him to Canada at
once. The Dominion is therefore
playing tlie part of a penal colony
for Great Britain, as well as a place
of refuge for American boodlers.—
Am. papa: But Canada lias recently made suoh arrangements that the
American boodler must remain
whero he belongs, and the big republic scoops in by far tho largest
amount of the European scum.
Tlio Northern Assurance Company, says Colonies and India, does
not appear to have wasted much
time in making u name for itself at
thoAntipodes, if we may judge from
the following yarn, which wo clip
from a Victorian paper: A man, a
member of the Salvation Army, was
standing ou a window ledge in Mel,
bourne, washing the glass, when a
friend shouted up to him from the
street, "Look out, there; if you fall
you will be killed." "Never mind
if 1 am," replied the man of blood
and lire; "my soul is insured in the
army of the Lord, nnd my lifo ia insured iu tho Northern Assurance
Company ?"
Some time ago a Detroit girl was
shot and nearly killed by her lover because, having discovered that he,
was married, she refused to have
anythinp more to do with him.
Last week, says the Mail, the villain was acquitted by a jury of
twelve of his fellow-citizens on the
ground of emotional insanity, the
twolvo holding that ho was insane
nt tlie moment of committing tlie act.
The incident leads the Detroit Tribune to remark that such an "outrageous and idiotic verdict on tho
part of twelve prize jackasses" gives
popular faith in tho boasted jury
system of the United States -., tremendous wrench.
ft \i quite the thing for ambitious
ami wide-awake cities to take in their
suburbs theso times, Au account of a
late date says: On Saturday Inst Chicago virtually increased its population by over one-fifth. On that (lay
the suburbs known ns Hyde park,
Lake Jefferson, Cicero, and Lake
View, having an aggregate population of 200,000, voted in favor of
annexation to the city, and with
these additions, it is estimated, tlie
population will be 1,100,000. Tho
"Windy Oity's" bitter rival, St.
Louis, is now left hopelessly in the
rear, and there ie nettling left for it
but to put on sackcloth and ashes
and humble itself before its successful competitor.
One of Bob Ingeraoll's (ino hits:
"Hero is a shoo shop. Ono man in
the shop is always busy through the
day—always industries. In the
evening ho' goes courting some nice
girl. Thero are fivo nther men in
the shop that don't do any such
thing. They spend half of their,
working evenings in dissipation.
Tho lirst young man by and by cuts
out these others and gets a boot and
shoo store of his own, Then ho
marries the girl. Soon ho is nblo to
take liis wife out riding of an evening. Tho fivo laborers, his former
companions, who sec hiin indulging
in this luxury, retire to the neighboring saloon and pass resolutions
that there is an eternal struggle between labor and capital."
SI. Topinard has been making u
statistical enquiry into the colors of
the eyes and hair in France, ami from
his ono hundred and eighty thousand observations he deduces many
interesting results, one of the most
curious being that where the race is
formed of a mixture of blondes and
brunettes tho hereditary blood coloring comes out in the eyes, and tho
brunette elomont reappears  in the
The minister
speaker with
sermon was
hair. To this tendency probably i
to be attributed a combination of
light, hair with dark eyes. Several
observers have asserted that the
American people, who aro pre-eminently a mixed race, are becoming a
dark-haired and blue-eyed nation,
and if (bis be truo, such a development must 'be owing to the working
of the law formulated liy M. Topin-
Says an American newspaper
correspondent: A friend of mine
was attending services at a certain
Baptist church in Washington.
is ;-,. very deliberate
broad mouth. The
bunt, the death of
the course of it the
preacher began a sentence, "Biddy
diddy" nml stopped. What could
it be? He made a second attempt
-—"Diddy biddy" and again halted.
Strange. Lubricating his lips he
made a third attempt and succeeded—"Did he bid adieu," etc. A
clergyman in Ohio said: "For now
we see through a dark gkss'y," and
the same man spoke of some
one going "heedlessly" into destruction. A Providence minister once
said, "turned his eyeless sightlmlls
up to heaven."
The Blueooat school in London is
one of the finest educational institutions tlioro. It was established for
the benefit of sons of poor tradesmen, and was endowed from .various
sources with half a million of dollars. It has, however, been diverted from its original purposes, and
its advantages are now enjoyed
chiefly, if not exclusively, by the
rich. The English charity commissioners have just turned their attention to it, and are claiming
through courts the right to require
it to fulfil its mission, Tlie attack
upon its management is producing
heartburnings among thoso who
have learned to appreciate it. But
thero is a strong body of opinion
with the commission, und the hope
is entertained that the' charity may
once again become charitable.—Ex.
Nearly 22,000,000 acres of land
arc owned in the U. S. by men who
owo allegiance to other governments. To be exact, thero are 21,-
241,900 acres of land under the
direct control and management of
thirty foreign individuals or companies. There aro 2,720,283 acres
of land in Massachusetts, so that
the men living in other countries,
and owing allegiance to other powers, own land enough to make about
ten states like Massachusetts, more
than tho whole of Now England,
more hind than some governments
own to support a king. The largest
nmount of land owned by any one
man or corporation is owned by a
foreign corporation called the Holland company. Talk about alien
landholders in Ireland, there is twice
as much land owned by aliens in
the United States as there i3 owned
by Englishmen in Ireland. Think
of it!' ilore than 22,000,000 acres
of land owned liy men in Europo I—-
Am. Paper.
According to iv communication
recently addressed by the eminent
scientist, M. Brown Sequard, to the
French academy of medicine, it appears that he lias prepared a concoction warranted to infuse frosh doses
of vital energy .into constitutions
shuttered by age or illness. As yet,
for there is no public record of its
trial as a recuperative and revitalizing agent, all that can be said is
that it is intrinsically compounded
of revolting materials. The physiologist, it is stated, cuts out certain parte of living animals, such as
guinea pigs, and tho pieces of quiv-
ing flesh, pounded together by the
pestle and mortar of pharmaceutical
commerce, are made into a kind of
paste with water. The essence of
this compound is then injected under the skin of the patient with a
syringe similar to that employed by
the votaries of morphine. It is
needless to say that the results of
M. Brown-Sequard's experiments
are awaited with eagerness by elderly Fausts.
It seem to be almost decided
that the pope shall leave Rome and
seek a sanctuary in Spain, and a
good many people are asking, what
will be done then? What will become of the many thousands of religious teachers, said to be one-
fourth of the population of Rome,
and what will be the fate of the
treasures of the Vatican ? In going
to Spain his holiness will be going
te a country redolent of medievalism and entirely out of the current
and throb of modern life with its
aims of progress und development.
The Spaniards aro polite, never hurrying themselves, nnd they are too
dignified to be business-like. They
have preserved the bull tight but
have neglected education. In the
days whon the inquisition and the
auto-da-fe were in full swing there
was a grim powor about Spain of
I which it has been shorn. Intellectually speaking, the light is dim in
Spain. It may be presumed that
the pope will endeavor to make it
religious. In that sort of "dim religious light" tho church of Rome
has always flourished best.—Ex.
A late Washington despatch says:
The doath of Ex-Senator Simon
Cameron of Pennsylvania has produced a great curiosity in offioial
circles ns to the contents of an
agreement made during the stirring
times just before the war between
Senators Cameron, Zach Chandler,
of Michigan, and B. F. Wade, of
Ohio. The assault upon Charles
Sumner in tho senato, chamber, by
Preston Brooks in 1.858, and his
subsequent refusal to accept a challenge of Brooks to fight a duel,
aroused a fierce discussion as to
whether tho Northern senator
could consistently with his
honor and courage, refuse to resent a personal assault. Shortly
after ihis, Senator Green of Missouri
threatened Senator Cameron avith
assult for words spoken in debate,
and then it was that tho three senators drew up a written agreement
which was not to be mado publio
until after the death of all the signers.
This compact is believed to be a
mutual agreement to shoot on the
spot anyono avho might assault either
iu the senate, and if necessnry to
vindicate their courage, accept the
challenge of any Southerner to fight
a duel. As Simon Cameron was ihe
last to pass away there is now nothing to prevent the publication of this
most remarkable and interesting
London, Ont., Feb. 6,1889.
Montreal, Que.
Dear 8ms,
Tlie Magnetic Iron Paint
which you have furnished to this
company for a number of years
past has giv^n the VERY BEST
SATISFACTION. It has always
been well ground and mixed,
and in body and covering capacity gave us exceedingly good
results. I wish the new company every success.
Yours truly,
(Signed)    THOMAS MUIR,
Manager Ontario Car Co.
Just Received, Direct from Hamilton.
Intending Buyers should make a note
of this, as it goes to show that we sell
more Stoves than any two Houses in the
Province. Our superior line of Stoves and
low prices do the business.
E. S. Seoullar & Co.
chine Shop
Front St., New Westminster, B. C.
E5.03SS32S,*K* 1Z*Jk.-%Kr,
1.1^-ITXrifJi.OT-criIBlIlS   OB-
Brass and Iron Castings made to Order.
V, S.—All orders from tho upper country promptly attended to,
For First-class Family Groceries and Provisions, go to
SINCLAIR'S,    -    Columbia Street.
New Goods arriving all the time. A nice lot of CHRISTIE S
CRACKERS & BISCUITS just to hand. New SYRUPS, MOLASSES, etc., etc.   Call and get prices. dwtc
Groceries and Provisions
JF* E*H" "IE JE» 9    *Ml: tLd •
Coffees Eoastcd und Ground on the Premises.    Fino Toas a Speoialty.
Uwly .™-~™_«.00LUIVIBIA STREET- ——-
Boots & Shoes!
Immense Sale of Boots and Shoes!
Commencing February gth, i88g.
tlm undersigned will now place his ontiro stook on tlio market at wholesale
prices; HO rcSCl-VC.   Everything must be sold.
$0,000 worth ol Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Rubbor Goods, Shoo Findings, &o,
An oarly inspection will convince tho public that wo mean business,   Tonus—
under $50, cash; over $51), secured notes at 3 mouths with interest,
. VOLUME 34.
NO. 29.
WeeMy Britisli OolimMan,
-IVeilnrsiluy HohiIiik, .July 17. I»8!>.
Press Desimtchcs.
London, July 12.—Incomplete rumors having been current respecting
the new mail contracts, I may state
that the British postmaster genoral has
just signed a contract with tho Canadian Pacific for a fast monthy China-
Japan service. A fov; formalities only
are now necessary to enable tho contract to be laid on the tablo of the
houso of commons, thuB completing
the negotiations which hnvo bean so
protracted, and at one timo seemed
hopeless. Tho present gratifying condition of affairs i.s now taken to indi-
cato that tho Canadian authorities
hnvo been ablo to satisfy the imperial
government of tlie certainty of a fust
Atlantic sel-vioe, thus ensuring uu unbroken express oiinnootioh between the
old country and the i"i«t. The order
for the new Pacific steamers will
shortly bo given, and it is expectud
arrangements will bo speedily completed , when Mr. Anderson si-rives
from Canada, for floating a company to
Undertake tho new Atlantic and tlm
Australian mail service'.
London, July 12.—Tho Canadians
aro doing well at Wimbledon. Four
are high up in the quoen'snt 300 yards
and will shoot the next stage, namely,
Rolston, with 93 points] Armstrong,
88; Jainieson and Ogg alsn made the
highest score, 08, in Windmill. Mo-
Vitt-io has not shown his old form yet.
There are excellent prospects for a
Canadian victory in the Kolapore next
London, July 13.—The Ohio Steel
Co., of Cleveland, Ohio, has beon organized into an English Company with
a capital of £900,000. The shares of
the new compnny havo beon offered to
the public through the Trustees, Executors nnd Securities Insurance Corporation. Thu issuo ii divided into
£300,000 first mortgage debentures,
£300,000 at eight per cent und £300,-
000 ordinary Block.
London, July 13.—Tho new radical
pnrty is asserting itself more and
more. Division after division on tho
prevailing questions has given it nn
opportunity to do this. Although n
unit with the liberal party ou the Irish
and other questions of local economy,
it goes furthor on democratic lines in
dealing wilh matters which directly
concern the royal family. On the
vote relating to the appointment of a
committee on Royal Grants, Mr.
Labouchere and Mr. Bradlaugh lot the
meetings, as they have been humorously styled, into the lobby opposite
to Mr. Gladstono's adherents. Mr.
Labouchere's motion that the committee be endowed with power to summon Sir F. Ponsouby, nnd other
malingers of tho queen's affairs, before
it and compel the production of her
majesty's private accounts, although
resisted by a strong speech, Mr. Gladstone obtained the big minority ot 136
votes. This is the greatest minority
yet reached in debate on royal grants.
All indications are that tho party of
pronounced republication principles,
and the constant practical expression
of these, will, havo u grent and immediate future just as soon as the Homo
Rule question is settled.
Chicago, July 12.—TheIVifiuue this
morning says that representatives of
au English syndicate aro in Chicago
for tho purpose of buying gas trusts'
plants, and thnt they propose to furnish gas nt 25 cents por thousand feet.
The syndicate proposes to organise n
company with a capital of $2,000,000
and to put in plants for making gas all
over the United States, following the
line of tho least resistance and the
largest profits. If local capitalists accept the proposition made by the syndicate, work will begin at once, as
plenty of capital is said to be behind
the Englishmen. Their names are
withheld for the present, but they are
well known to Chicago bankers, and
the quality and quantity of their fian-
cial backing is said to be above suspicion. The syndicate, if ita proposition is accepted, intend to begin
operations at once.
Chicaoo, July 13,—A storm prevailed throughout the northern put
of the atate last night. At Lena,
Bennie Caldwell was killed by lightning; at Bloomington hundreds of acres
of rye and oati were destroyed by the
wind; at Streaton, Mrs. Eberhard was
killed by lightning and Mra. Williams
waa fatally injured,
San Fkahoisco, July 13.—Wong
Ah Hing, the young Chinaman who
■tabbed his uncle to death while viiiting at the latter's house, was sentenced
this morning to be hanged on September sixth,
Boston, July 13— A horrible tragedy was enaeted in Somerville early
this morning. The victims are Mra.
Catherine Smith, aged 45, and her
•on Thomas, aged 14. The perpetrator of the dead ia August Rosenberg.
Two other ehildron of Mrs, Smith
were injured and one will die. Rosenberg had been living with Mrs. Smith
for a year aa her husband, but they
wero not married. The cause of the
tragedy is not known, although it ia
itated Rosenberg hai complained
about the way he hai been treated in
money matten by the woman. The
scene of the shooting wai at the corner
of Dane itreet and Dane court, Somerville, where Mn. Smith lived lince
the disappearance of her huiband.
She carried on a provision and grocery
atore business. This morning about
one o'olook the neighbon were aroused
by a number of pistol shots, and the
police were promptly notified, The
polioe entered the front door and encountered the dead body of- Thomas
Smith. Be had evidently been shot
in the forehead and tried to roach the
front door before falling dead. The
body of Mrs. Smith waa found in bed.
She had been ihot in the right temple
while asleep.    William the lecond
son, aged 12, was found in a room in
the attic shot through the body. He
will probably die. Augustus, another
boh, aged 7, was also found in tho attic, Bhot in tho mouth, hut the physicians thinks his recovery is possible.
The youngest, another son, named
Charles, aged 5, wa3 slightly wonnded.
Ho was in bed with his little sister
Mabel, a yoar younger. After accomplishing the bloody work, Rosenberg jumped from a window, and for
sometime it wns thought he had escaped, but shortly afterwards his dead
body was found in Dnne court, about
500 feet from the scene of the murder.
London, July 15. — The double
suicide of Baroness Acton and Count
Waldeman Blumentlial, at Munich,
causes a profound sensation here,
where the lady was woll known. Tho
causes are as yet enveloped in mystery.
The baroness was not related to Count
Arco Valley, the German minister at
Washington, as hits been staled. Tho
circumstances of tho tragedy, when
known, nro expected to voveul tl remarkable tale of passion and despair.
London, July 15.---The engagement
of the PrincosS'Louiso of Wains and
Earl Fife was long thought of and lung
lihtioipatdd. It waa finally settled at
Ascot. Thoso who live in precision
say that the proposal wiih made nnd
accepted on tho clip day, the 20th of
June. One by ono of the princess' set,
tho most iiitiiiuiti of them, came to
know and tlien a whole group of persons were told at the agricultural show
at'Windsor on thu day of tho queen*'
first visit. One of the court officials
cmue from the castle with a message
lo n certain lady announcing tho engagement, hut, said he, solemnly, "it
is still a great secret and you must tell
nobody." "Oh," answered this lady in
her dry way, "it is mueh too goud n
secret to keep and I shull tell everybody" nud she did to the horror of
tho high official who I believe told the
queen there wns no help for it, and
that the news must be sent at once to
the papers lest nn unauthorized announcement should appear in print.
So it was and tho public came to know
of the event n little sooner than had
beon intended.
London, July 15.—A despatch from
Cairo says news has been received
thnt fifteen hundred Dervishes, the
advance guard of the invading army,
have nppenred at Farrns, on the Nile,
fifty milos below Assouan. They
They were greatly exhausted and
seemed to be undecided whether to
continue their advance.
London, July 15.—The Vnlkyne
win defeated by tho Ynrnnn nt the
Royal Ulster regatta nt Bnngor.
Searle and O'Connor nro training on
lho Thames
Paris, July 5.—Beiz, secretary of
the Boulangist committee of Marseilles,
wns killed in n duel by M. Pierrotti,
an editor.
Ottawa, July 15.—The govornment
has forwarded a reply to the imperial
despatch received last month relative
to the proposed defences on the Pacifio
coast. Threo or four weeks ago it was
announced iu the house of lords thnt
the Dominion government hnd consented to maintain 100 mon of tho roynl
mnrine artillery at Esquimalt, B. C.
This statement was premature. A
despatch requesting tho Canadian authorities to do this had been forwarded
to Ottnwa. The reply just sent oin-
bodies the views of the governmont on
the niatter. The request to maintain
this imperial force at Esquimalt is respectfully declined, tho Canadian authorities proposing in lieu thereof to
build earthworks on the Straits of San
Junn Do Fuca nt a cost of §75,000; to
maintain n battory of artillery at Victoria and keep an effective militia force
in British Columbia. In return the
imperial authorities are asked to supply the armament for the fortifications
and maintain a forco of royal marines
to handle the guns. The ground is
tnken thnt the imperial interests are
as important on the Purine coast as
those uf Canada, und it is therefore
held nothing but fnir that the expense
should be equally divided.
Grant's Pass, Ogn.. July 15.—Two
brothers, Charles and Fred. Thornton,
were drowned in Rogue river while
bathing early last evening. They were
probably seized with a cramp or carried down by an undertow, as they sank
without a struggle right in sight of
their little brother who had accompanied them. The bodiei have not
been recovered. They were proprietors of the Grant's Pass soda works,
and were most exemplary young
Cincinnati, July 15.—A windstorm
swept away thirty houses, a aawmill
and school house iu the town of Princeton yesterday afternoon. It is not
known yet whether thero is loss of
Nkw Yobk, July 15.—The Frenchmen of this city continued the celebration of the fall of Bastile to-day by a
parade which was reviewed by Mayor
Grant, the decoration of the statues
of Lafayette and Washington in Union
square, and an elaborate programme of
5sines, sports and musical exercisei at
onei park. The French flag ii dis-
played on the city hall and on many
buildings throughout the city.
Pmr.ADEi.rnH, July 15.—President
Corbin, of the Reading Road, and of
the Rapid Tnmit Steamship Co., has
bought 3,200 acrei of land and water
front at Montakli for the landing
place of hii new proposed steamship
line. Eight millions doilan hai already been secured for the enterprise
in New York, chiefly from the Van-
derbillsand Aston. The steamships
will be built in thii oountry and will
be 8 in number. Itls expeoted they
will make the voyage in 5i days. They
will carry only saloon and second class
cabin paiiengen. The contract! will
not be awarded till after the trial of
the new twin screw system now in
construction for the new White Star
steamship Majestic,
St, JosKrn, Mo., July 15.— Lightning struck the warerooms on the Consolidated Tank Line Oo. durintr a
itorm early thii morning and the building with 400 barrels of gasoline, was
burned.   Loss 830,000; insured,
London, July 15.—The Canadians
continue the excellent record at-Wimbledon. They entered for every eon-
test and always had a man on the
prize list. Armstrong nnd Ogg aro
doing especially well, ench in the last
Btage. In tho Quoeen's incorporation
contest Oregon scored the highest and
wins tho silver cup. All tho 14 otlier
prizes belong lo the Canadians except
two. Tho Kolaporo eight were chosen
Philadelphia, Pa., July 15.- Thomas
H. Greon, n lending local hotel keeper,
proposes the formation of n hotel trust,
cmbracint- thirteen of the largest hotel
properties hore. He says they aggregated $5,000,000 of business last year,
and that 30 por cent, of tho savings of
expenses will be effected by the "com-,
Washinoton, July 15.—Civil Engineer Menocal, of tho United States
navy, and the Nicaragua cannl, will
leavo in two weeks for the isthmus to
bogin operations. Ho says tho row
between Costa Rica and Nicaragua
regarding tho canal concessions will
speedily be settled. There is no fear
of war oven if the matter is not soon
adjusted, and tho canal will be built
without opposition in a fow years, and
will bo carrying heavy ships from ocean
to ocean many yoars before tho Pann-
m:i o'liial is completed.
Bkusseis, July 10.—A conference,
composed of delegates from beet sugar
manufacturing countnoa. met hero
yestorday and founded a syndicnte
bank with branches and ngehoies in
every part of the world. The capital
of the bank will be threo million
pounds. The bank will not speculate;
it will sell siii-nr on commissions and
mnke lnans to sugar manufacturers.
The profits will be divided; market
news will bo circulated among the
members; capital will probably be issued immediately.
Brussels, July 16.—All the money
needed to build and equip the Congo
road has been subscribed. The
amount raised is 85,000,000. The
subscribers include the leading banking houses and capitalists in Belgium,
France, Germany, England and the
United Statos.
St. John, N. B., July 16—The advance sheots of the official programme
of St. John summer carnival have
been mailed to the press of Canada
and the United States. The cornival
opens Mondny, July 22nd, and is
bound to be the biggest series of events
ever held in Cnnnda. The most novel
fenture of the carnival will be tho electrical exhibition. Nearly all of the
principal electrical companies in Cann-
dn nnd the United States are making
exhibits of different electrical machinery nnd novelties. The prospects are
favorable for a vory large influx of
Eau Claire, Wis., July 16.—The
report of the sale of the Canadian anthracite conl company's land to a British syndicate has been confirmed by n
London cablegram. The lands sold
consist of 7,000 ncres in the vicinity
of Anthracite nnd Banff, B. 0. The
purchase price is $1,450,000, of which
a large part has been deposited in the
bank of England. The British purchasers will stock the compnny for $5,-
Spring View, Neb.. July 16.—A
committeo of the vigilantes, number-
ing'sovernl hundred, broke into the
the jail hero at midnight Inst night and
shot A. A. Mnnpin, who wns churged
with being a cattlo thief. There was
no ono on guard nt the time.
Drain, Ogn., July 16.—Thomns
Hancock, livind 7 miles from Drain,
picked up a 22 calibre Winchester
riflo yesterday and at the same timo ho
heard an explosion nnd thought some
ono near by had discharged firo arms.
He soou felt n choking sensntion nnd
found thnt ho had shot himself through
the wind pipe. His recovery is doubtful.
Mavpield, Cala., July 16.—Cor-
dauo ifcMonicott's lodging houso was
destroyed by fire early this morning.
The fire spread with such rapidity that
the 25 lodgers barely escaped with
their lives. John Hughes, a laborer,
was burned to death.
Tucson, Ariz., July 16.—Deputy
Sheriffs Oaruthers and Anderson attempted to arrest Jose Manuel, an Indian, at Gila Bend yesterday. Manuel
attacked the officers with a butcher
knife, cutting both of them. Oaruthers
thereupon fired, killing the Indian instantly.
Yreka, Cala,, July 0.—There was
a severe storm here last night. More
rain fell than at any time during Ihe
year.   The streets are being flooded.
Bellkvildeue, July 16.—Michael
Bolak was hanged here this morning
for murdering Michael Ballinshire on
Sept. 26th, 1888. The motive of the
crime was robbery. Since his arrest
Bolak maintained his innocence, but
at the last confessed and died penitent,
Oklahoma, July 16.—The opposition to the present oity government attempted to hold their eleotion for a
new charter thii morning, but were
dispersed and the ballot boxes captured by the police. The city authorities were baoked by the troops.
San Fkancisco, July 16,—At the
regular quarterly meeting of the chamber of commerce this afternoon, Oapt,
Wm. Merry read a paper recommending the holding of a commercial conference in this oity, whioh shall bo attended by delegates from the Pacifio
coast, statea and territories, and discuss among other thingi the subsidizing by the government of steamship
lines on the Pacifio routes; the encouragement by the government of the
building of steamships available for
war and transport purposes; the application of interstate commerce law to
the American carrying trade of the
Canadian Pacific Railroad or the abolition of the bonding system for railway carriage through foreign territory;
the maritime defense of the Pacific
coast ports and an ocean telegraph
oablo to Australia.
London, July 16.—Parnell's counsel
has formally withdrawn from the enquiry before the speoial commission.
At, the re-assembling of the Parnell
commission to-day, Sir Charlei Rus-
sel, of tho Parnellite counsel, stated
to tho judges that after full consideration Parnell had givon him and his associates instructions to no longer represent him bofore the commission. Presiding justice, Sir James Hannen,
replied tliat Parnell will, of course,
remain subject to tho jurisdiction of
this court. This stop was taken by
Parnell under the advico of his associates un account oE the manifest unfairness of the commission towards
his side in the refusal to allow his
counsel to examine tho books of the
loyal and patriotic unions. Roid nnd
Lookwood, of the Parnellite counsel,
next withdrew from the case, following fhe notion of Sir Charles Russell
nnd As'quith, Parnell then personally
addressed tlio judges, and made application fur a speedy final settlement
of tho caso as far as lie was concerned*
Ho naked if there v/nB any design to
further examine him that tho court
would proceed to do it without, delay.
Ho complained of Attorney-Getiornl
Webster's postponement of the inquiry
for three months, in order tu re-examine him in regard to certain
cheques, Thu court, he declared,
ought to appoint a day for Ins examination if any was required, or else
should disohargo liim From any further
a'ttoii'lnnco upon tho commission.
Hannen promised to try and meet the
convoii'eimo of Parnell in thii, niatter,
ond said lie. wuuld recall hiin on Thursday next.
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ti Cows and Calves,
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-Mr A Full Line of Cooking Stoves,
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Groceries, Dry Goods, Notions, Crook,
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Business Property.
Lot facing on Columbia and Front Sts,,
in central portion of tbe city; several
buildings bring good rent—$22,000.00.
Lot 4, Block 7, near Lytton Square,
60x132 feet, fronting on Columbia and
Front Sts.-$6,000.00.
Corner Lot on Columbia St., 33x66 feot—
Also—Let and Building with stook of
Goods, one of the best business stands
in the oity.
ImprovedResidential Property
Lot 18, Block 13; two houses rented at
paying figures—$4,500.00.
House and Lot on Lome St., near Col-
Lots 4, 8 ft 6, Block 19; good house,
garden, fto.; ohoioe residence property
Corner Lot on Columbia St,; fenoedand
House and Lot on Columbia St.; oneof
the finest residences in the city—$7,-
House and Lot on Boyal Avenue, near
Douglas St.—$2,000.00.
Houso and 3 Lots, corner Royal Avenue
and St. Patrick's St.; no hotter residence site in the city—$10,000.00.
1 acre, with 7 houses, near the Park—
Vacant Residential Property-.
Lot 1, Bloek 28; corner let on Agnes SM
fine residence site—$1200.00.
Lots un St. Andrew's St., near Qtieeab
Avenue—$500.00 each.
Lots on Montreal, Douglas and Halifax Sts., near Clinton St.; fine vie-as
and well sitnated-$350,00, $375.01
Tot on Melbourne St., near Clrntoa-
Lot 9, Sub-Block 10; fine residence lota—
Lots on Pelham St., nenr Mary—$66041
Lot on Pelham St., near St. Andrew**;
fine site-$500.00.
Lot on St. John's St., near Melbourne—
Lot in St, Andrew's Square-$800.00.
Lots in Block fronting on Nortii Am
rood; finest chance in the market fn
residence or speculation—$126,00 tr
Lets in Subdivision of Lot 11, sub-Bloe
12—$60.00 to $125.00.
Lots in Subdivision of Lot 17, sub-Bloc
13—$160.00 each.
Lots in Westminster Addition at $15.1$
to $50.00.
dwanlltc VOLUME S4,
NO. 29.
Weekly British Columbian
lTedut'«liiy Miil'lllMB, .l:il}' IJ. li«».
Some of the recent gossip from
london concerns people whom ull
tbe world knows, and is entertaining.
The projected marriage between tho
Princess Louise of \V ales und tho
Earl of Fife is popular for several
reasons. The Prince and Princess
of Wales anil all tlieir belongings
are in high favor with the people,
nnd almost anything they did would
to well received ; but this evidence
that they consider a British nobleman quite as good a match for their
daughter as u Qei-mun prince, tickles
the pride of the tight little island
especially as it seems to be the impression that, did not tiie Queen's
ideas stand in the way, they would
return to old Plantngeuet traditions,
and seek spouses for their sons and
daughters among the aristocracy of
their own court. On fhe other
hand, the rumored enangetnent of
Prince Albert Victor to liis cousin,
Princess Victoria of Prussia, is not
popular at all. Tin- prince is known
in society as "dollars and Cud's,"
and the public appear to believe
that lie is, in this matter, simply an
obedient grandson, and by i-o means
an ardent lover; so they take his
side of the question, and hope thnt
something may turn up to defeat
this new German scheme, and leave
him free to marry an English girl
by and by. One paper voices the
popular sentiment on the whole subject by saying that' 'an English subject is better than a foreign object."
The Donald Truth, in referring
to a communication, to one of the
Winnipeg dailies, complaining of
the high rate charged by the O.P.R.
for hauling lumber from Keewatin
to Whitewood, a distance of 382
miles, and stating that the rate on
tea from Vancouver to Montreal is
but $50 or $60 a cur, and that the
company could afford to haul lumber the 382 miles for $25 a car, thu
rate being $100. says : While the
rate on tea outs no figure in the
question, the present rate on lumber
is too high. If a flat rate of $100
a car-was given from Beaver to Regina, every farmer along the line of
theCP.R. cculd afford to purchase
lumber to fence his lnnd, and erect
proper buildings for stock. Fires
have destroyed millions of feet of
good lumber in this section in the
past, and the work of destruction
will continue until little timber is
left standing within easy reach of
die railroad. The company are running hundreds of empty cars eastward every month, whicli, if a different policy wns adopted, might ns
woll go loaded. Every dollar expended by farmers in improvements
on lands tributary to the O.P.R. will
he ol benefit to that company in the
long run. Where then* is now 1
sawmill on theGoluuibia there should
he 10, and where 1 man is employed
100 could be profitably worked.
That would mean half a dozen
freight trains east every day, and a
largely increased business westward.
Rut then, farmers and newspapers
probably know nil about railroading
theoretically, and Imt little practically. Anyway, the O.P.R. does
not seem to act on the advice given
them so gratuitously liy the two
classes above mentioned.
and better one. While sympathizing with our stricken sister cities—
if such cheerful and philosophic unfortunates are proper subjects for
sympathy—wu will do well to be
prepared for our "trial by fire." It
is to be hoped that it may not catch
us until our much-needed and unexceptionable wnter works system is
completed, or it is to be feared, a
very similar story would have to be
written about us as has been recorded of Washington's three flame
swept cities within one month. It
is a matter for congratulation, from
more thnn one point of view, that
the water works scheme was so
promptly and heartily endorsed by
the people, and is now being so
energetically pushed by the council.
Wars and rumors of wars! The
air that comes wafted from Europe
begins to smell sulphury. No ono
would be much surprised to hear the
report of the concussion at any time.
Tlie chronic tension among the powers is experiencing one of its periodic
strainings, and the open rupture
which all view as an almost certain
contingency, gives signs of bein
near at hand. It would be difficult,
perhaps, on grounds of good sound
reason, to explain why war is inevitable. Human passions—avarice, jealousy, ambition, revenge, cupidity—the desire for a change even,
and "pure cussedness" on the part
of some, and the national honor and
self defence on the part of others,
are potent factors among the nations
to-day, as in the past, and are sufficient to account primarily for any
war, if only an immediate valid pretext can be discovered, or, failing,
made to order. Then, too, there is
the lighting instinct and the thirst
for military glory, which, not being
gratified for a considerable interval,
nations get in that attitude and condition which, in speaking of individuals, is described as "just spoiling
for a fight." The .European powers
are very much in that position
just now, and, more than that,
most of them are better prepared for fighting than for keeping the peace. They would be
positively "put out" unless war soon
relieves their congestion and gives
exercise to their worked up muscle.
Russia particularly appears to work
on the principle tbat it has more to
gain than to lose by provoking war,
and is exciting Austria's jealousy
and alarm by mixing itself up unduly in Servian affairs, and it is here
that the match is likely to be applied to the tinder. Once the crash
occurs, a general scramble and melee
on a grand scale is almost sure to
follow. The Pope's action tlie other
day, according to the dispatches, in
applying formally to the government of Spain for an asylum in that
country in case of war, may be taken
us significant of the probable
nearness and scope of the anticipated
"unpleasantness." If wnr does conic,
as appears probable, Grout Britain
will very likely be forced to take a
hand in it. There may even be an
opportunity to test the patriotism
and loyalty of Canadians to the em
pire, and, we dare say, in advance.
Washington's first year of statehood is being marked by a scourge
ot fire in a most unmistakable manner, whether such a coincidence is
to be taken as a good omen or not.
"Seattle's terribly destructive conflagration, a little over a month ago,
was followed in about two weeks by
a hardly less sweeping und dis'is-
trous hurricane of flume in tliu well
Itnown, nnd of lute years growing,
town of Vancouver, on the Columbia River, and now, one of the first
•duties of the constitutional convention, wliich met at Olympia the
other day to draft a constitution for
the new state, wus to pass a resolu
tion of sympathy with the mayor
and people of Ellensburg, a thriving
town in the interior of Washington
which ou th*- -Ith of the month was
as nearly swppt out of existence as
its big sister of Seattle a month
earlier, the estimated loss being $2,-
000,000. As in Seattle, it was the
it. of the town that was
tli" residence portion
The water supply also
in the latter ns in the
former case, and. the flames hud
their own way to tt grent extent
after the lire had got fairly started,
Wooden btlilttirigs, of which there
were a considerable number, of
course added to the unfavorable cir-
cumstan,-is of '.he occasion, and a
brisk breeze assisted materially to
spread the fire rapidly from itsstait-
ing point. The news comes that
the stalwart Ellensburgers, like the
dauntless Seattleites, are not dis
couraged by the disaster thut has
overlaken their town, but nre setting hopefully about building a now
business p.i
destroy* d,
gave  out
Children Cryfor
The "New Papacy," or "Behind
the Scenes in the Salvation Army,"
is n small volume written by an ex-
staff officer of that aggressive and
world-wide evangelistic institution.
The book is from tirst to last an impeachment of the Booth regime, and
it must • be admitted a most damaging eno. hor the whole rank and
file of thn army and the m ' irity of
ths inferior ofBcoris, tho writer has
nothing but words of esteem nnd
a flection j mingled with expressions
of commiseration that- an organization with such n record und such
possibilities for good should, nt thi'
very aome of its power and usefulness, become subverted and blighted
by the ungovernable ambition, misguided obstinacy, and perverted zeal
of one man and his carefully trained
minions. It is admitted that General Booth inaugurated tho Salvation Army and carried it on for tho
first few years, among the slums nnd
outcasts of the English cities, with
perfect devotion and singleness of
heart, but too much success, tho
author thinks—and, as everyone
knows, the army has had a phenomi-
nul success—"with its concomitants
of pride and arrogance, have been
the canker-worm that has undermined the structure and sapped the
foundation and so brought the beautiful edifice to the ground, and what
once promised to bc a joy forover,
lies before us au unsightly mass of
mouldering ruins." Individualism
—tho one man power—the autocratic tyranny of the Booth administration—are charged with exercising
thu most direful results upon the
army, which, it is stated, has received it:; death-blow and is rapidly
and surely declining in spirituality,
numbers, and capability for usefulness. . The writer, who is a Canadian und, as ho states, occupied for
some time the position of   literary
Pitcher's Castoria.
director   of   the   army organ—the
War Cry—in Canada, bases  liis remarks  for the most part on his experience and observation of the army
workings in the Dominion. A bright
picture is drawn of the simplicity,
whole-souled  devotedness,  humbleness of spirit, and happy freedom of
operation  and  co-operation in the
great work of  saving tho masses,
that characterized the early period
of the army's six years' history in
the Dominion,    Then it professed
to be and was the humble handmaid
of the existing churches, and repudiated the idea of building up a
separate  religious   body   and  de
nounced the practice of gathering
together wealth nnd the accumulation of property.  But this is said to
be all changed, and very much for the
worse.    In the words of the author,
"From a band of devoted and disinterested workers, united  in the
bonds of zeal and charity for the
good of their fellows, it has developed into a colossal und aggressive
agency for the building up of a system and a sect, bound by rules and
regulations altogether subversive of
religious   liberty,   antagonistic   to
every branch of Christian endeavor,
and bound hand and foot to the
will of one supreme head and ruler."
All the blamo for this sadly altered
state of affairs is traced up to General Booth, who, it is stated, intoxicated by tho marvellous success of
the vast organization that has grown
up under him, and inflated by a
sense of power, has established an
autocratic despotism over the lives
and actions of his followers more
absolute than that of the pontiffs of
Rome.     In a word, Boothism is
declared to be the disease of which
the army is said to be dying.   The
malady hns various manifestations
besides the general tendency outlined above.    The most serious is
asserted to be the financial and business  management, which  is  controlled entirely by Booth, in whose
name also all the property of the
army the world over is said to be
vested.    While the general and his
family (every member of which has
been promoted to the highest positions  in the organization) and the
superior    officers   generally,    are
charged  with  faring sumptuously
and continually touring round the
world   at  the army's expense, the
rank and file are represented as subjected not only to the severest rules
and the hardest work, but to abject
destitution as well.   With the exception of a bare pittance, it is said,
all money collected at tho various
stations has to be sent to the commissioner, who  forwards   it on to
headquarters, (and   no  account is
given by anyono.   Should n soldier
or officer of an investigating turn of
mind manifest a disposition to inquire into financial matters, he is
told, according  to  the author, "to
get  saved, or get out."   What the
writer calls the "trade department"
also comes in for a severe handling.
In   uniforms,   badges,   books, nnd
army silver watches, it  is asserted
that "headquarters" does a thriving
business with the faithful, charging
exorbitant  prices  for the various
articles and keeping no books.   The
writer makes no charge of criminal
misapplication of funds against General Booth or nny of  his  staff, but
merely   states, iu   effect, that   this
tyrannical, irregular, and unreasonable style of doing business has shattered confidence and produced widespread    dissatisfaction  throughout
the army, which is not to be wondered at, if all these things are so.
General   Booth  may yet be a conscientious man, but it is to be feared
that   he   is an obstinate and mistaken lender, to say the least—certainly not  tho  right  man in tho
right   place.   The author of "The
New   Papacy,"   who,   with   many
others—sincere and ardent  Salvationists—he states, has severed iiis
connection, with the nrmy, owing to
dissatisfaction   wiih    the   English
management,   looks  forward   to a
bright future for the organization in
tho   Dominion, either  by the reforming of these abuses mentioned,
or   the   total   severance)   of   the
Canadian contingent from tlie main
body.    Even taking the criticisms
of tho author of tho volume we have
beon   noticing,  cum  grano   salis,
onough may be  ascertained   from
otlier sources to convict the supremo
authorities of the Salvation Army of
bad   management   and    mistaken
methods in various respects, but particularly in finanoial matters.   That
the rank and file of the army is
omposod  of  devoted and sincere
souls, who have done and are doing
a good work, very few will question,
and most people will trust that  tho
ubuses whioh seem to  threaten  its
uBofulness and very existence may
be spoedly reformed, and   tho nrmy
in the Dominion and throughout tho
world placed upon a better, a  more
just and business-like basis, with a
restoration of the mutual confidence
and spiritual simplicity of its earlier
Johnny Jones (boastfully) —"My
father's been to the  legislature four
times."   Johnny Smith (doing   his
best, to keep up)—"Well my father's I
been in gaol twice, anyhow." I
{From Daily Columbian. July 10.)
A contractor named Steinburg is
missing from Vnucouver, and considerable unxiety is felt as to what
has become of hiin.
The police hnvo received new helmets, both for summer nnd winter
wenr, and will appear in them us booh
ns their now uniforms tire received.
Mr. Shoriff Armstrong's now block
will be ready for occupttion within n
weok, Ruth stores are let, and the
offices in the second story nro nil spoken fill'.
Tho carpenters' strike nt Vancouver
still continues with no signs of a settlement. The men nro endeavoring to
establish the nine hours system na a
day's work.
Thu Westminster Woolon Mills Co.
offer for side a limited number of
shares in tho capital stuck of the compnny. The stuck of this compnny is
sure U prove a profitable  investment.
The ndditiou to tho Caledonia hotel
is well underway nnd will bo completed
within n fow weeks. Tho roof is on
nnd tho principal work to be done now
is the interior finishings, lt will be a
handsome hotel when finished.
A young man named Steen, employed na bookkeeper in the World
oflico, Vancouver, nttompted suicide
on Monday night by shouting himself
five times with a revolver. Steen had
been drinking heavily ever since Dominion day, but had sobered up on
Sunday and was nt work ou' Monday
as usual. The bullet wounds though
very setious may not provo fatal. No
reason can be assigned for the rnsh
Spring salmon put on an extra spurt
last night und wero caught in good
numbers by all fishermen who wero
lucky enough to bo using spring nets,
The sockeyes hnve not increased nbove
yosterdny'a cntch. The river was dotted Inst night with fishing boats, and
cries of the Indian fishermen, calling
the fish, as ia their custom, were heard
echoing back and forwnrd all night
long. The scientific angler is afraid
to speak lest the noise drive tho fish
away, but the noble Siwash seoms to
think that the moro row he kicks up
the more fiih will go into his net.
Teachers' Examination.
The midsummer examination of candidates for teachers' certificates commenced yeBterday in the legislative assembly rooms, James Bay. Mr. S.
D, Pope, superintendent of education,
J. G. Walker, B. A., and John Anderson, B. A., constitute the examination
board. Messrs. H. M. Stramberg, B.
A., J. P. McLeod, B. A., Bannerman
and J. Nicholson, are acting as supervisors during the progress of the examination. One hundred and nine
ladies and gentlemen from all parts of
the province presented themselves for
examination. Yosterday they were
busy with the goography and English
history papers; the examination will
not conclude until the 19th inst.
Tbe Provincial Exhibition.
It is thought probable that the B. C.
B. G. A. will be invited to a three
duys camp on the occasion of the coming celebration at New Westminster.
It hns nlrendy been notified by hin
worship the majorat the royal city that
is possiblo aomo of the warships will
attend the celebration, and it looks as
if the residents uro determined to give
the next annual exhibition as martial
an appearance as possible under the
circumstances. Most of the members
of the B. C. B. G. A. hero favor the
idea, and it is most probablo thnt tho
affair will take definite shape before
tho ond of the wook.—Colonist. Tho
invitation will be given; and it will be
a great sight to to seo the entire militia
force of British Columbia under canvas on the same field.
Taxes Paid.
Taxes have been paid iu moro freely
this year than ovor beforo, nud it is
expected tliat boforo August 1st, on
which duta the 2D por cent, rebnto expires, fully 7o per cent, of the whole
amount will bo in tho city treasury.
Prom Juno 20th tu tho presont dnte
1514,000 for lixes have boon paid in,
but nhiiiii-.t nil of this was received in
the lust woek uf June, beforo tho rebate was oxtonded mid since then receipts hnve dwindled down to a vory
smnll nmount daily. For trade
licenses uud liquor licensos about $2,
500 havo boon received, und very littlo
more remains to bo collected from these
sources. The extension of tho timo
for obtaining tho 25 per cent, rebate
has beon greatly appreciated by those
who were not prepared to tako advnn-
tige of tho discount on such short notice.
At the police court this morning, boforo Capt. Pittondrigh, tho two Chinn-
mon, Quin Tni nnd Ah Long, charged
with obtuining money nnd goods under
falso protoncos, woro dismissed ns tho
clinrgos ngninst thom wore withdrawn.
Goorgo Robinson, charged with being
drunk and incapable was fined $2.50
nnd cost3 or 10 days in gnol. Hop
Wnn was summoned to answer tho
cliargo of doing business without a license, but tho easy going Celestial paid
attention whntovor to tho ordor of
tho court. Fifteen minut-as' graco was
givon him to put in an appearance,
and ns ho did not turn up at tho expiration of that timo a warrant wnB issued for his arrest. After the issuo of
tho warrant Hop Wan was brought beforo lhe magistrate and lined $20 and
costs. The trades liconso of $10 will
hnvo to bo paid besides the line, wliich
will make Hop's attempted evasion of
tho law a decided failure.
Mr. Samuel Greer, of English Bay,
was in town tu-day distributing pamphlets to tho electors of British Columbia. It contains the report of the select committee appointed by the provincial parliament to enquire into Mr.
Greer's claim to ceitaiu lands at English Bay, whicli repoit strongly supports the claim as genuine. Mr. Van
Home's letter, stating that tho entrance to Burrard Inlet, to large steamships, except at low tide, being almost
impracticable, English Bay must be
utilized ns the main harbor and the
rnilwny must be extended to that
point, is nlso published. Lastly the
pamphlet contains tho announcement
of a sale of 370 lots on English Bay.
These lots will be sold all over the distriot and to none but registered voters,
and not more than one lot oan be purchased by auy person. Mr. Greer iB
making it hot for the C. P. R, and his
pluck and vim aro by no means falling
iiullilliiK Operations.
Heretofore this season the greater
amount of tho building going on—nnd it
hns been nu exceptionally lively spring
forbuildingoperations—has been in the
nature of residences principally, and
these continue to go up in oil directions, some very handsome and quito
costly structures being under way and
in all stages of construction. It is apparent now that several fino brick
business blocks will bo undertaken
without delay, nnd these are probably
only tlio starters of the building boom
in that direction.
By nn ndvertisoment elsewhere it
will be seen that tenders are nsked for
the erection of a large brick block by
Lowenberg, Harris & Co., on the corner of Columbia and McKenzie streets.
Tenders are also wanted for the
Btoue foundation in connection with
tho extensive brick building to bo
erected by Dr. Powell, at the corner
of Columbia street nnd Lytton square.
This building bus been in contemplation for some time, but has been delayed owing to Dr. Powell's absence in
Europo. It will now be pushed with
all speed so as to have it completed before unfavorable weather sets in
With the large amount of city and
other improvements being made this
year and the boom in residence building, it iB certain that a considerable
additional number of business blocks
will be undertaken soon to meet the
demand that is beginning to be felt.
Thoy Want Pair Play.
The Victoria hose reel team declined
to accept the challenge of the Vancou-
verites, which was not satisfactory,
and has sent the following in return:
"Tho Victoria hoso team whioh ran in
Vancouver on July 1st hereby challenge the Vancouver hose team either
No. 1 or 2, to run threo races in Nanaimo for $1,000. The races to be a wet
test, dry test and speed race. The
team winning two roces will be entitled
to the money. To show that we mean
business the sum of $200 will be deposited in Mayor Bate's hands nt Nanaimo on Wednesday next ns a forfeit.
Race to tako place on July 27th next.
Conditions of contest to be mutually
agreed upon. Ench team to select one
representee to meet at tho mayor's office in Nnnnimo nt 2 o'clock p. m. nn
Saturday, July 13th, to make final arrangements. Should No. 1 team of
Vancouver accept the challenge, the
competitors shnll be those who were in
that team and competed for the prize
in tho wet tost on Dominion Day, 1889.
Should No. 2 compnny accept this
challengo, the same conditions will
apply, We ask only for a fair and
squaro race, within the province, and
mako the offer to run in Nanaimo to
show that the Victoria team ask for a
fair field and no favor. Nnnnimo is
neutral ground, and wo wish to prove
to the citizens that the Victorin hose
tenm can carry out their ngreements,
and will mott tho Vancouver hose
teams where no favoritism will be
shown." Vancouver had bettor accent this challenge with as few objections us possible.
An effort iB being mndo to hold a
world's fuir in Toronto in 1802.
Alfred Scott, a nephew of Collector
Scott, dreppod dead in Winnipeg ou
Saturday niuht.
A sneak-thief entered the London,
Out., Lonn and Savings society's oflico
Monday morning, snatched a package
of notes from llio teller's desk and
bolted. Thero wns $700 in tho package.
lt iBsaid thnt tho truo story of Win.
Morgnn, of Port Ningara, who is said
to havo boen made away with half a
century ago for divulging Masonic bo-
crets, hns been found nt Toronto in nn
old manuscript, which gives nil the
detnils down to his denth.
Jnmos Smith, a Toronto west ond
builder, was in asaluon with Hugh McKay, a carpenter, Monday evening,
whon Smith asked the latter for the
payment of somo money duo him by
McKay. Some words ensued, and
McKay is allegod to have struck Smith,
who fell dead. McKay gave himself
up to the polico.
Universal regret is expressed in
Winnipeg nt tho suddon doath of ex-
Prcniier Norquny. Tho remains were
accordod a state funoralonMonday,'tho
govornmont having chargo of the arrangements. Tho body wns removed
to parliament buildings Sunday
night, and lay iu stato there from 10
to 4 o'olock Monday. All tho membors of the legislature wero summoned
by telegraph, nnd- it is snfo to say it
wns the largost funeral ever witnessed
in Mnnitobn. A post mortem - examination revealed the cause of death to
have been a twist in the bowels, in
which n number of half-masticated
oranges hnd lodged. Hnd tho doctors
known tho scourco of tho troublo it is
possiblo his life would huvo been saved.
He was insured for $14,000.
Absolutely Pure.
J-Thls powder nover varies. A marvel of
purity,strength anil wholesomeness. More
economical than the ordinary klnilB, nnd
ennnot be sold In competition with the
multitude of low test, short weight alum
or phosphate powders. Sold onlyin cans,
Royal Bakino Powdkb Co., 106 Wall St.,
New York.. afoly
In the Eatate of Lorrus R. McIkkes,
against the estatn of the lato Loftus
K. Mclnnes aro hereby notified that unless thoir claims are furnished to tho
Executor, James A. Koblnson, before tho
expiration of throo months from this
dato, tho Executor will not bo responsible
for tholr payment. All debts duo the estate to be paid at once.
Dated this 81 h day of June, 1889.
Je8-dwl-winS Now Westminster.
Corbett & Kennedy,
Front Street,       New Westminster,
above line, we respectfully solicit a
share of the trade, nnd trust by careful
attention to orders and moderate charges
to merit the same. Experienced workmen; satisfaction guaranteed.
Estimates furnished for Galvanized Iron
Cornice, Roofing, Plumbing, Gas-fitting,
Steam and Hot Water Heating, Ac.
OS" Entrance to premises on Mary St.,
in rear of Bank of B. O. dwmhfltc
Samuel Mellard,
Dealer ln Cutlery, Karthcnware,
Books, Stationery and Medicines.
land Agent, Conveyancer, and
Notary Publle.
Agent for ''lhe Columbian."
Post Offlee Address, Chilliwhaok.
Bank of Montreal.
CAPITAL (all paid up),  .  Sl'2,000,000
REST,       -       ■       •       (1,000,600
Head Office, - Montreal.
SIR D. A. SMITH,It O. M. O.-Presldent.
O. A. DRUMMOND, Esq.—Vien-Presldent
W. J. BUG'HANAN-Gonernl Manager.
Eng.; New York, Chicago, und ln nil
the prlncfpnl dues and towns In Canada.
Interest allowed on special deposits.
Manaoeu, Vancouver,
Suu-agkht, New Wostmlnster.
Merchant I ailor
BEAiiTii-'ui, iianoe of
Black & Fancy Worsteds
Striped nud Chock
wmiam & onus
Opp. Colonial Hotel
Columbia St.,   -   New Westminster.
Family Groceries
'   ALSO	
Columbia 61 reel,        New Wesl minster.
noldwly ■VOLUME 34.
NO. 20.
Weekly British Columbian
[turned to  Death.
Wednesday Horning, .Inly ll, 18811.
(From Daily Columbian, July 11.)
. Very few Bonis are in   the  river ut
preaent, which is tnken for a sign that
salmon are very plentiful outside.
The lacrosse club practice Inst night
was very spirited. Some of the younger players nre showing up in splendid
The carpenters' strike st Vancouver
was practically sottlod Inst input by the
concession on tho part of the employers
of all that the men demanded.
Mormons continue to arrive in Alberta, it is Btated, and appear to be in
good circum8tonces. They bring with
them quite a number of live stock.
i      Harriion river has   been  freed  by
:   the Samson from the many dangerous
. snags whioh got ai cliored iu the stream
! in positions dangerous to  navigation.
Mr. King, the architoot,   is   callim;
for tenders for the erection of a resi-
\ dence fur his lordship Bishop Sillitoe.
J It will be a very handsome   structure
I  when completed.
Messrs. Bell-Irving, Patorsuu & Co.,
j importers nnd shipping agents, hnve
secured n storo in Mr.   Sliuriff Arm-
t strong's new block and expect to open
for business about  the  end  of   next
'   woek.
j      Supplementary letters patent  havo
\ been issued, says tho Winnipeg Com-
meroial, by which the capital Block of
the Cochrane Ranche Company, of
Alberta, has boen increased from $250,-
000 to 8400,000.
The hay crop is roported to be short
in the Northwest Territories and added to this tho prediction of the coming winter being a bad one iB making
the cuttle ir.en rustle to lay in a large
amount of foddor.
The Saskatchewan Herald aays, three
firms hnve tlieir  agenta  nt Swift Cur-
[ rent buyini- nil buffalo boneB, for
which they pny S7.50 a ton. Southbound freighters take advantage of this
market nud hind up with boneB as they
go along.
A party nf railroad magnates, com-
I posed nf Nelson Bennett, Thos. O,
' Day, H. A. Shorey, H. T. Twoinbly,
E. Bennett, F. E. Bennett aud W. W.
Bushman, arrived in the city and were
in consultation with the directors of
the Southern Rnllway during the afternoon.
It is i bought probable that the Victoria lacrosse team will try conclusions
with the Westminster club on the occasion of the provincial exhibition.
The matoh if played will no doubt
form one of the ohief attractions of the
festival for which our friends of the
toyal oity aro preparing.—Colonist.
There was no improvement in the
sockeye run laat night, and many nets
-were hauled out this morning to await
, a better run. Spring salmon are run-
' ning better thun at anytime during
thia season, but very few spring nets
are being worked which probably accounts for the big catch made by a
few boati.
The tenders for the improvement
of Begbie Btreet were opened last night,
ns follows: Dickinson & Binnie $700,
J. M. Wise $500, D. A. McDonald
«800, L. Williams §900, E. N. Bradshaw $860 aud J. Stevenson $700.
The contract was awarded to ,). M.
Wise, his tender being the lowest.
Work on tho etreet commenced today nnd it is to bo finished by August
The Btr. Rithet received a handsome
present a few days ago from the steamer Karluk, which lattor vessel got
foul on the sand heads Inst week. It
was nothing more or less than seventy
tons of the best Nnnnimo lump coal,
which tho captains of both steamers
considered was a pity to throw overboard. Accordingly the captain of the
Karluk presented it to the captain of
the Rithet.—Times.
There will bo a grand re-union nf all
I the courts of Forestry in this proviuce
in Victoria on the 4th of August, says
tho Nnnnimo Free Press. An excellent programme of sports nnd games
has been arranged and some excellent prizes offered. There will also bo
a contest in archery. Tho re-union
will be held on tho ground of the Caledonian society. Excellent music will
be furnished during tho day and in the
evening the re-union will be brought
to a close with n grand danco.
Tbe work of tho assistant municipal
assessors of Victoria, the Times says,
will be completed within ten days.
Enough is known nt presont to be able
to state that the nssessed value of tho
city as computed by these gentlemen
will approximate 88,000,000. Last
year's assessment roll aggregated 35,-
757,895. lt will thus bo seen that the
increase is nearly $3,000,000. At one
per cent, rate of taxation, this moans
an addition of noarly $30,000 to the
city's revenue. The burdens uf taxation under the new assessment will
bo more equally distributed tlinn over
A firo occurred nt Sapperton this
afternoon m a house on tho property
of Mr. N. B. Gauvreau. The building was ocoupied by two Chinamen who
have the place rented and work a market garden. One ot them, Lip Sing,
was burned to death during the progress of the fire. The oause of the fire
has not been ascertained. The building was not valuable.
The D. C. Indian Troubles.
The Methodist Missionary Sooioty
has forwarded a detailed statement to
the superintendent-general of Indian
affairs respecting the trouble among
the Indiana of the northwest ooast of
British Columbia. It will be remembered that during last session a large
delegation of lending Methodists interviewed tho premier on this subject and
they were requested to formulate thoir
charges in writing. Hon. Mr. Dewdney is preparing a report on tho subject.
 . m, »	
The First Wheal.
There wns laid on our table yeBterday a bunch of wheat heads, fully
ripened, which was cut on the farm of
Mr. Robert Alexander, Boundary
Bay, on July 3rd. It is a hard wheat
and very similar to the Red Fife variety. The kernels are hard, and,
without doubt, fully matured. The
grain waB sown this spring, and has,
like all other crops, made amazing progress since the day it was put in the
ground. The crop will average at least
00 bushels to the acre.
A I'oiir.'igciiiiH llced.
While trnnsfering lumber from one
scow to nnnther at the Brunette saw
bills this morning, a man named Wm.
Dowd wiis struck by a pieco of timber
and knocked into tlio wator between
tho scows. He, could not Bwim and
sank to tho bottom beforo a hnnd
could be extended to snve him. Frank
Farr, anothor workman, no sooner
took in the situation than lie plunged
headlong info tlio wator, and nfter
several ineffectual diveB succeeded in
bringing Dowd to tho surfneo where
hands wore waiting to haul him out of
danger. Dowd did not suffer much
from his mishap nnd wns sunn fully
restored. Groat credit is duo to Fart
for the stubborn pluckineas bo displayed in saving Dowd's lifo at grout risk
to'his own.
ing a bed on one of tho wharves when
under tho influence of liquor. It is
quite probable that he met his death
by falling from the wharf while intoxicated. Tho medical examination did
not reveal any wounds that would
lend to the supposition thnt Hopkins
met with foul play. The body waa
buried this afternoon.
Yule Ume Kilns.
The Yale kilns, owned by Mr. G.
W, Rasure, are doing a flourishing
business, and the output cannot keep
pace with tho demand. To meet tho
increased demand Mr. Rasure haB commenced work on a third kiln, which
will have a capacity of of 160 barrels a
day. When this is finished he will
have the largest lime burning establishment on the coast. Yale lime is now
generally used all the way from Donald
to Vancouver and Westminster, and
everywhere it is giving the greatest
 .  m,  .• ■	
Slcniiior. for Harrison lake.
The pretty little yacht, Mountain
Belle, Capt, Holman in command, is
now plying ou Harrison lake in connection with St. Alice hotel. She ls a
neat little craft and has ample accomodation for 25 passengers. Sho will
be used iu conveying picnic, fishing
and sight seeing parties to any part of
the lake, and, no doubt, she will be
largely patronized by the many people
now summering at the hot springs.
Capt. Holman is building a stern
wheel steamer to ply on Harrison lake,
which will be able to accommodate at
least fifty people. It ia expected the
new steamer will bo placed on the lake
in a few weeks.
c might la Time.
Children Cryfor
Alderman Townsend, chairman of
tho board of health, was kept very
busy to-day making arrangoraonts far
the isolation of the smallpox cases dis
covered last night. Three cases are
reported, that of a man known as
Happy Jack, a member of the Solvation army, and Mra. Nickerson and
her child. How tho infection was
caught cannot even be guessed at,
Happy Jock was boarding with Mr.
Hardman in the swamp, and had been
sick for a week beforo he was removed
to St. Marys' hospital on Sunday,
Last night it was discovered thnt he
had the smallpox and he wob immediately isolated. The oases of Mrs.
Nickerson and her child wero also discovered Inst night, and tbey, too, live
in the swnmp. Hardman nnd Nicker-
son's houses and tho Salvation Army
headquarters have been quarantined
by Dr. I, M. MoLean, the health ofti-
cor, A gang of mon were, put at
work to-day on a building on Poplar
Island, to which the patients will be
removed this evening. Mr. James
Ellard, who has had great experience
iu the treatment of the disease, will
have full charge of the cases.
Body Found.
About 0 o'clock this morning two
fishermen observed something with
tho appearance of u human body floating down stream just opposito Vianen's
worohouse. Un pulling alongside it
was discovered to bo tho body of' a
large sized man, of heavy build, and
from the quantity of mud ou the hands
and face it seemed to have just risen
to the surfaco. Tho body was hauled
ashore and the coroner notified, who
ordered it to be removed to the oity
lockup. A wagon wub procured and
the body placed on it, and conveyed
through tho streets with not oven a
handkerchief thrown over the face.
The hend and body wero terribly bloated nnd discolored, which mode recognition nlmiiBt impossible, but frnm nil
nppenrnncos the dooeneod had evidently been a mnn in the prime of life.
The body was clothed in a suit of
rough twoed, well-worn, and ontho
foot woro strung sIuicb with hob nails
on the soles.
Mr. Coroner Ferris empannolod a
jury, which ant at 2 o'clock. After
viewing tho body nnd receiving Dr.
Hull's roport the evidenco of Coustnblo
Smith was taken, Hu sworo tho deceased was known ns Michael Hopkins,
a laborer, nud who had been before
thu police magistrate on sevornl nccn-
sions clinn:od with driintiiccuess. Tho
jury then adjourned till this evening
when tho inquest will bo coiicliid-d.
Hopkins wns a man strongly addicted
to drill's, uiul was in tlio hid>it nf mnk-
Pitcher's Castoria.
One ot British Columbia's Knrllcst Pioneers Passes to His Kest.
Francis Jones Barnard, ox-M.P. for
Yale district, died at Duval cottage at
5 o'clock yesterday morning of paraly-
siB, in the Cist year of his age. The
deceased was one of the first pioneers
of British Columbia, iu whose history
he has playod a prominent part. He
was born in the city of Quebec in 1839,
his father, Isaac Barnard, being a U.
E. loyalist. He came to British Columbia in 1859, during the gold excitement, and took up his residence in
Yale. He established in 1801 an express line to Cariboo; at first carrying
the express on his bock, afterwards by
pony express. In 1863 this wat
merged into tho Barnard express and
stage line, carrying the mails and
treasure from Barkerville to Yale. In
1878 this wos incorporated as the B.
C. Express Co., and the business was
later on acquired by his eldest son, Mr.
Frank Barnard, and Mr. S. Tingley.
In connection with tho late James
Hamilton and S. Tingley the deceoaed
wos the founder of tbe present Vic
torio Transfer Co., one of the largest
on the coast.
The deceasod in 1866 wos elected to
the legislative assembly of British Oolumbia for Yale district, holding office
until the term prior to tho province entering confederation in 1371. The deceased took an active part in the confederation movement and was a member of tho Yale convention which satin
1864. In 1874 he was awarded the
contract for the construction of the
0. P. R. telegraph line from Edmonton to Coche Creek, bnt this work wos
never completed owing to the alteration in the route. .
In 1878 Mr. Barnard wan returned
as the representative for Yal.i-Ko-jt.u-
nay district in the Dominionpa-liauiant
on the appointment of the sitting member, Mr. Dewdney, to the office of Indian commissioner. He was re-elected at the succeednig general election
in 1882, being opposed by Mr. James
Robinson and Mr F. G. Vernon. In
1880, owing to failing health, he did
not again seek re-election, aud since
that time bas not been engaged in
active business.
The deceased leaves a wife who has
been a most faithful helpmeet during
hia eventful career, and during the last
yeara of his life haB beeu mos) devoted
in her attention to the many requirements uf an invalid. Three children
and a brother and sister also mourn his
death. Tho former are Mr. Frank
Barnard, M. P., and Mr. Goo. H.
Barnard, Victoria, and Mrs. J, A.
Mara, of Kamloops. The latter are
Mr. Jomes T. Barnard, of Hamilton,
Ont., who has been in the city during
the post several weeks, and Mrs. G. A.
Sorgison, of Victoria.
The funeral will take place to-morrow (Friday) morning, from his lato
residence, at 10:30 a. m. The Pioneer
Society, of which deceased was an
honored member, will attend in a
body.—Colonist of lo-day.
Police Court.
[Before Oapt. Pittendrigh, J. P., and P
McTieman, ,T. l'.J
Moody, an Indian, who has figured
in the polico court on vory many occasions, and whose purse hosfrequently
been emptied into the oity coffers, was
charged wiih being drunk ond having
liquor in his pussession, pleaded guilty
and wa3 fined $30. Moody promisor]
to return to his reserve and on this
condition $25 wns remitted.
Juhn O'Donahue, tho notorious, after an absence of 48 hours, again presented his strongly marked Milesian
countenance to the court on charge of
supplying liquor to Indinns. John
denied tho charge most indignantly and
promptly refused to crosB-question
anything so low os a "dirty Siwash."
Sentenced to six months in gaol with
hard labor.
Charles Drew, pleaded guilty to being drunk and incapable, mid wns lined
John A. MacDonald, drunk nnd incapable, was fined $2.50 and ousts or
10 days in gaol.
• — . .
The mouldorsof Gait, Ont., are on
strike for $2 a day.
Tho buildings and valuable machinery at tho Huronian gold mine, southwest of Snviiniie, near Port Arthur,
hnvo been destroyed by bush fires.
The machinery wns vory vnluablo.
Two eommissiuners, Messrs, (Juuin
A- McLood, hnve been appointed by
tho Dominion govornmont to enquire
into iho herring ' fishing industry in
Scotland and Holland. They 'sail
from Quebec on Thursday.
Alexander Watt, a miller of Palmerston, Ont., who hnd juat roturned
from tho meoting of the millers nt
Toronto, was run ovor by an ongine
Tuosdiiy night; the wheels cut bis left
leg off near tho thigh. Uu lived two
hours nftor.
Tlioilisnllinvimoo petition forwarded
to tho imperial government through
his excellency the gnvuriinr-general,
asking for interference in tlie Jesuit
question, has beon returned sliyitiil
tlio matter wns one for the Canadian
uororiinieut to ileal with.
Crop reports received from all parts.
of Ontario nnd n few puinfs of Western
Quebec show thnt full wheat will be
moro thun tlui oveni'jti chip, and
spring wheat, barley and mta an tivur-
figfi uno. Pens urn slightly 1,-iluw ttio
nviir.'ii!", roots on average, ai'id fruits!
alui'-st a fii'lure. '
(From Daily Columbian, July IS.)
Alderman Jaques is calling for tenders for the improvement of Park
Immediuto steps ore to be taken to
arrange for thu lacrosso tournament
which it is intended will take place
during exhibition week.
Steen, the young mon who attempt
ed suicide at Vancouver on Monday,
is greatly improved and was able to be
out to-day. His reoovery is now considered certain.
The suckeye salmon run last night
was almost a complete failure, the
average to the boat about 12 fish.
Spring salmon showed a considerable
increase, but only a few spring nets
were in use.
The steamer Eliza Anderson arrived
in port yesterdny and cleared for Seattle this morning with a number of
passengers. It iB reported she will
run regularly on the Seattle-WeBt-
minstor route.
The Indians hove all been ordered
by Mr. McTieman, the Indian agent,
to leave the city and camp on the opposite side of tho river. To-day they
were very busy moving thoir iktahs to
tho othor side.
The Skogit News soys, an eighteen
foot veiu has been struck in the Crystal coal mines—fifteen feet of solid
cool, oue foot of shale and another
vein of cool two feet in thickness.
This rich strike insures the immediate
construction of the Fairhaven railroad.
The Victoria lacrosse club will visit
Westminster on August 3rd and cross
sticks with tho home team. Steady
practice will be required up to that
dote in order to give the visitors a
warm reception, for Victoria has, undoubtedly, the best team in the province.
Tho latest number of the Dominion
Illustrated to hand, July Oth, contains
a picture, from a photograph by Not-
mon, of a Frasor river steamer—the
William Irving by its appearance—in
its native element, near Westminster.
We may expect to see the royal city's
charms pictured forth in this valuable
magazine shortly.
The Timet says: The schooner 0.
H. Tupper, commanded by Oapt. Kelly has soiled for the Sandwich islands.
The vessel goes direct and will return
here inside of three months For cargo she has on board about 44 statute
miles of cable, which is to be laid between two islands of the Hawaiian
group. Also a complete outfit of
swivels, sign boards, etc. Mr. Bartholomew, wife and family, and Mrs.
Bartholemew's sister are passengers.
Mr. Bartholomew goes down in the interests of the cable company.
They hove a hearty soulful way of
doing things over in Nanaimo that
commands admiration. Says the
Courier: Tiie Sullivan-Kilrain fight
led to many heated altercations on the
"trout, but the two men who argued on
the respective merits of the late Tom
Savers and John L. Sullivan were evidently in earnest, as they fought on
the subject. The believer in Sayers,
being the bigger mon, knocked his opponent down and then sat on his head
ond despite receiving a bite in the
fleshy portion of his anatomy compelled his adversary in tarn both to literally bite the dust and also to acknowledge that Sayers was boss.
A. O. II. W.
At a meeting of Beaver Lodge, No.
30, A. O. U. W<, held 10th July, the
following officers wore elected and installed by D. D. G. M. Hoy, assisted
by Dep. Grond Guide Jackson: Bro.
W. H. Keory, master; G. Mackenzie,
foreman; E. Bums, overseer; A.
Smither, recorder; D. McPhaden,
financier; T. .1. Trapp, receivor; F,
Stirsky, I. W., A. H. MoBride, O. W.
Kxiiulallc Spars.
The bork Thos. S. Stowo is at present lying in the Royal roads ready to
depart for Deptford, Englond. The
vessel curries as enrgo 250 spurs fnr
the use of the imperial government.
The spars nro each 100 feet long and 2
feet square, and wero cut by the
Moodyvillo sawmill. They aro pronounced exquisite specimens of pine
timber, clear and straight as nti nrrow.
They wore loaded inlo tho vessel by a
pile driver and donkey ongine. The
vessel is lightly loaded, however, only
drawing 14 foet,   two  foet   from  the
wator line.
The Vancouver Mrlke Settlement.
The Exhibition Fund.
According to the World, tho carpenters' striko at Vnucouver was settled
by concessions boing mnde on both
sides. Tho decision arrivod nt was
that the nine hour system should bo
at onco instituted. The men nre to be
hired hy tho hour at the rato uf wages
according to their capabilities, the employer reserving tho privilego of discharging the mon at anytime. The factory hands nro tucohsidor ten hours
ns constituting a day's work, hut
will have the privilego of knocking oft-
work nt 3- on Saturday afternoons.
According to the arrangements arrived
i.t, if a carpenter is only worth $2.50 a
day of nino hours work, that is nil ho
will get. The "bosses" aro nt liberty
to mnko bnrguins with their men ns to
tho rato of wages or overtime jtiBt as
heretofore. Tho main result of tho
striko for ordinary carpenters is that
niue'hours is a recognized day's work
instead of ton. Tho arrangement is
looked upnit'aB satisfactory all round,
The pleasant flavor, gentle action nml
soothing ellects, of Syrup nf Figs, whim
in lieu- of u laxative and if tlio father or
mother be costivo or bilious the most
gratifying i-c-iilts follow its uso, so thnt
it is the unit family remedy known nnd
every family ihmilil'havc a bottlo.
For the information of subscribers
to the exhibition fund who may not
hove noticed the item in this paper on
the subject the other day, we would
repeat that it is now in order to pay
subscriptions into the bank of Montreal here, the manager of which haa
kindly consented to act as treasurer
for the fund. Some of the subscriptions have already been paid in, and
we Bhall ba pleased to acknowledge
the whole batch at an early date, as
the amount, to be available for promoting the success of the exhibition,
should be in a position to be absolutely oounfed upon without further delay.
A Vancouver Episode.
Vancouver surged with emotion
last night for an hour or two, and for
the greater part of that time the emotions were chieflyconfjnedwithinclosod
doors and drawn blinds. Tho reason
for this unusual state of affairs wob the
presence of Alderman McConnell on
one of the principals streets, considerably the worse of liquor, and armed
with a Winchester repeating rifle
with whicli ho kept up a lively fusi-
lodo for o time. Several bullets passed in closo proximity to Chief of Po-
lice Stewart, who, howover, escaped
unhurt. Luckily the alderman was
captured ond disarmed before ony
harm was done. Tho case is being
heard before the Vancouver police
magistrate this afternoon.
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A email Blanc.
A few minutes before ten o'clock
this morning Mr. W. Diokinson discovered that the roof of tho Holbrook
House was on fire. An alarm was
immediately givon. Willing hands
were many, ond they did not wait for
tho fire brigade, but set to work with
a will. Mr. Rankin mounted the roof
and In a couple of minutes pails of
wator were being rapidly passed up,
and with a dozen of these the fire was
easily extinguished. The fire brigade
was on the sceno within a. very few
minutes after the alarm wos given,
though, fortunately, its assistance wob
not required. The fire which originated from a spark that fell from the
chimney to the roof, might have proved very destructive had it not been so
quickly discovered. The damage done
was very slight,
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Pestered Wllh Unritlona.
We make the following extracts
from a letter received yesterday from
Mr. Jno. Sirr, of the North Arm,
dated at Wolkerton, Ont.: "I have arrived here in less than seven days and
am mdre than pleased with the trip,
especially that part of it from Port
Arthur to Owen Sound on the C.P.R.
line of boots, which was really splendid; but it is useless for me to commerce describing the many attractions
by this route; I would advise any of
your readers who sre seeking pleasure
and comfort not to fail to try it.
Since my arrival here I have been
kept quite busy answering questions
about the Pacific province, and am
about tired telling the same thing over
bo otten, and I now long to hear the
news from there through your valuable paper, which you will kindly moil
to   my  address  here  until   further
—. ^»_	
The lly.lmv Test t'fl.e.
The case of J. Benter, charged with
selling liquor without a license, was
heard before Capt. Pittendrigh today.
Chief Pearce gave evidence ns tu the
saloon being open onSunday, 7th inst.,
and to ihe purchase of a flask of
whisky from Benter. Mr. Wm. Tietjen save evidence tu the effect that ho
had been iu the city oleik's olticn when
Benter tendered the amount nf the
license feo, which was refused hiin.
Mr. MoColl, fur defendant, explained
that the intention was to mako this a
tost case to provo the validity of the
liquor licenso by-law; Benter had kept
his place open on legal advice, for the
purpose of bringing about a test case,
ond he would thorefore ask that the
tine imputed be only nominal. A fine
of $20 nnd coi-ts was imposed by the
magistrate, Mr. McColl gave notice
of appeal, and deposited with tho court
a sufficient sum tu cuver costs. The
appeal will be hoard before Mr. Justice McCreight some time   next week.
A Cool Proceeding.
II is rathor amusing for Woslmin-
sterites to stand aside and watch tho
Victoria nnd Vnucouver hose roel
teams prepare for a series uf races
which tliey say which of the two teams
will bo entitled tu claim the proud distinction of "champions of tho province." From tho animoso character
of thoir arrangements ono would think
they wero going to settle tho championship with gatling guns, instead of
pure ould water. But it seems that
our neighbors have been reckoning
without their hosts, and that before
the championship is settled the winning team in tho coming contests will
havo another, and, quite possibly, a
harder nut to crack. Westminster has
a hose reol team second to none in tliu
province, and with a record yet to be
beaten by oithor Victoria or Vnncouvor, and yet theso latter teams couly
proposo to sottlo the cliampionship betweon themselves, leaving tho Royal
City men entirely out of the question.
Tho contests as ugreed upon between
tho Victorias and Vancouver^ may Bet-
tie which of tho two is tho better team,
but tho winner will have to defeat
Wostminstor in similar r.icos, under
conditions tn bo agreed ou, before it
will be entitled to the championship of
tho province. As soon as the coming
races have been run Westminster will
bo prepared to back, itself for any
reasonable amount nnd  ran   i.lio win
ners for the much coveted championship. But Westminster makes the
stipulation now that it will not run
the Vancouver team in Vancouver.
The contests must be decided on neutral ground.
Balmon Notes.
Canners claim that the Columbia
river salmon pack of 1889 will be a
short one, and every indication points
that way. Even a "July run" wouldn't
bring the pack up now to anything
like the figures of former years.— As-
Mr. David Fee retumod frnm Naoa
river yesterday where ho has been
erecting a new cannery. The cannery
is 104x70 feet, with an addition 30x30,
and a conning capacity of about 400
cases per day. Tlie name of the company owning it is the Cascade Packing
Company. They opened out on the
4th with good prospects, tho fish running well and the weather fine.
Mr. J. Englehardt, agent for the
British American Packing Co., has reoeived word from Mr. Gus Holmes,
manager of the company's cannery on
the Skeena, that the puck of canned
salmon up to tho Sth inst. was over
5000 cases from his cannery alone,
which was the largest of any cannery
in the province. Mr. Holmes expected
a month's guod fishing yet and was
prepared to put up 70,000 cases.—
The Johnson-Locke salmon circular
of latest dote sayB: The pack in the
United States is running enormously
behind expectations. Tho Sacramento
river shows a shortage of about 25 per
cent, as compared with last year. Rogue river is 50 per cent, behind, and
up to July 1st the Columbia river was
about 42,000 cases short, and since
July 1st the shortage has been increasing. Toward the last of this month
we will be in receipt of further advices from Alaska, and. if similar advices reach us in regard to the July
pocking, it is within bounds of strong
probability that salmon will advance
$1 a cose.
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that I had to be driven home in a carriage. I immediately applied MINARD'S LINIMENT freely and in 48
hours could use my leg again as well aB
over. Joshua VVynadght.
Bridgewater, N. S.
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full bottle the long troublesome symptoms began to subside, and 1 can truly say now, that I
feel like a now man. Digestion bos improved,
and I have gained ten pounds in woight since I
Uave commenced taking the compound.**
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Wells, Eiohardson & Co.,        Uoimiih
4 Dress, or a Coat,) finy Coloi
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By mail to any lady sending us
her post offloe address.
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Britisli Columbia's Exhibit
prepare un Exhibit from New Westminster for tho
Toronto Inilustrial Exhibition
is mixi-ni,-*'ohpcu-'O siicfi ,t eollerfion as
will iio Ju-tIco to tiie i-esonrees of the oity.
Any ni'iv'oh in fheolty orelsowh'-i0 who
hits, or expei rs to lmve liMorfl the (iuto of
thi! K.xlil Iill ion al. Toronto, such nrtinlesns
lira deemed worthy of being exhibited,
win unhfevti favor by poinm»nlontlng, ns
mnn at* possible' will come mom her of
the ooinm.IN.Qfl, au iirttolos tuts en forcx-
htbHIoif tt'inbeihi-ke.-i >""! .--'"Jirrrce of
oharge to thi- «xhM i'or The looal com-
milieu Is t; nipiiM'.'d nf ihe toll-winggon*
Finn and 0,\mi;-.I. A. hnltUnw. Esq,,
Ale**. Swart; Ki>q., und 1*. O BlrrelJ, Esq.
Anmonr.-ruuAii and liowiihtiTtniAL
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D.K03SON, Seereluiy. dwJlyOml VOLUME 34.
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NO. 23.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday .Hornlug, July 11. 1SSII.
July 13.)
of   Michael
verdict  of
(From Daily Columbian.
The jury in the case
Hopkins brought in o
"found drowned."
Hanson E. Keeler, aged 62, au old
timer, died at the Royal Columbian
hospital on Thursday and was buried
The directors of tlio Royal Columbian hospital ure indebted to the ladies
of the Methodist church for a lame
basket of cukes.
Tho steamer Rainbow returned from
Victoria this morning with the Orailgu-
men's excursion on board. Tho brethren all express theinsslvea as delighted
with the trip mul with the hearty and
hospitable reception they met with in
It has boon decided Unit tlie annual
prh'.u meeting of tho provincial Rillo
association will bo held at Westminster this year, cdinmenoing on Tuesday, August (ith. lt is proposed by
tho militia nnd N. ,W. Rillo association to givo tho visitors a good reception, and it is probable a ball and presentation of prizes will   he   arranged.
Mr Joseph Wise, tho contractor
(or the Begbio stroot improvements,
had a larg'o force of men and several
teams at work to-day ou tho contract.
The work of filling in tho street haB
already commonced and Mr. Wise intends to havo the whole contract completed by the end of the month. The
street will be closed to traffic on Monday.
Wild rumors were flying round town
this morning to the effect that the str.
Adelaide had struck a rock in English
Bay and sunk with all hands. These
silly reports were flatly contradicted
about II o'olock when the Adelaide
came into the harbor with a couple of
scows in tow, and all hands safe ond
well. Tho originator of such reports
■hould be prosecuted.
The Times says a message was received Thursday evening from Brack-
man Ss Kor's mill, Saanich, stating
that a logger, whose name could not
bo ascertained, was severely crushed
in the legs ond body, on Salt Spring
Island, by a huge log rolling on him.
Dr. McNaughton Jones' services were
engaged at once, and he immediately
left for the scene of the accident.
A. G. Black, conductor on the E. Ss
N. R. R., yestorday deposited S200
with Mayor Bate on behalf of tho Victoria hose team, as forfeit money on
the challenge issued by them tu the
Vancouver hoso team, for a contest for
$1000 a side, to take place in Nanaimo
on the 27th inst. Nanaimo has been
chosen as being a neutral city, and
will be equally fresh ground to each
owing to their efforts that
the tire was extinguished. The house,
which is the property of Mr. Henry
Elliott, was damaged to thu extent of
§250. This damage is covered by insurance in tho North British & Mercantile, and Mr. J. CI. Jaques, the
agont, of the oompany, has carpenters at
work repairinig tho shattered roof.
Early Peaches.
Mr. J. I'. Jaques showed us a number of peaches this morning, grown in
his orchard on Clinton street, which he
intends preserving for exhibition at
the provincial fair. The peaches aro
quite ripe, large in sizo and of a beautiful color, in fact more beautiful fruit
could not be imagined. They were
picked on July 10th, and Mr. Jaques
challenges anyone to show equal size
and quality tlmt were tit for table use
on tho abovo duto. Mr. Jaques also
showed us a jar of green and a -ar of
red gooseberries, preserved in acid.
They are from his famous bushes, and
the majority of tho berries will average
an inoh in diameter. Tho fruit exhibits at the provincial fair will hore
to be something extraordinary to beat
At the police court this morning, a
Chinamon named Tom Ohow wob arraigned on ohorge of hoving committed
an aggravated assault on a countryman named Ah Jim. It appears there
was a nasty quarrel in a house in
Chinatown last evening, and during
the progress of the row Tom drew a
knife and stabbed Jim in the cheek.
With his face bleeding profusely and
bare-footed Jim ran t > the lockup and
laid an information before Constable
Smith, who procured a warrant and put
Tom under arrest. Tho latter was
aoon balled by his friends, and it is
•aid anothor, and much greater, row
happened later on in the evening. The
case was remanded till Monday. Albert Heffron, charged with an infraction uf the Btreets and verandahs bylaw, pleaded guilty und was lined five
Aaolher Warning.
Tiv»    llwrilclTn*    Slll'-erowflllly   Hull  to
Kiiilli After A 1 cur's Work.
On theHOth of June, 1888, a man
named J. D. Jackson was foully murdered in Vancouver. His body was
lound a short distance west of tho railway station, on the track, with his
liiroat cut from ear to our. How or
by whom tho murder was committed
tlto inquest and all other inquiries
failed tu reveal. Mr. W. Moresby
took the caso quietly in hand nfter the
lirst excitement had subsided and
worked his ends so skillfully that the
murderers huvo at last been brought to
justico and ure now locked up within
tlio provincial gaol. How Mr. Moresby obtained tho information ho required ib only known t;> himself, Yestorday ho arrested Squamish Jim and
Squamish Charley, who uro charged
with tho murder. They wero brought
beforo Capt. Pittendrigh this morning
and remanded till Thursday next.
Charley Btated in court that Jim com
mitted the murder, while Jim's wifo
says Charley is the guilty man. It is
quito probable that both had a hand
iu the murder. Jackson was notorious as a seller of whisky to Indians,
nnd he hud just supplied Jim and
Charley with several bottles beforo the
murder occurred. When the case is
heard it is almost certain that other
developments of a very Btartling nature will be brought to light, and possibly showing the existence of a rogular organization among the Indians of
tho tribe to which Squamish Jim ond
Charley belonged for the murder of
whitemen. It is also quite probable
that several other mysterious murders,
which havo been committed within
the last few years, will be   unmasked.
 •—m—m —
The Manly War.
Columbia street was the scene of a
genuine mill last night, but the large
audience attracted to the scene wero
disappointed in not seeing it fought to
a finish. The combatants were two
well known citisens, who, having an
honest grudge one against the other,
determined to settle their difficulties
in a fair manly fight in the guod eld
English style. Having prepared for
the battle the contestants stopped iuto
the middle of the street threw up their
"darbies" and set to work. The first
round wss principally confined to
fencing, both parties working hard for
an opening. The round closed with
a eharp interchange of body blows and
a clinch, in which honors were pretty
evenly divided. Bound number two
was well fought, both men striking
out freely and giving and receiving
several telling blows; a clinch followed
and the round onded in a cloud of
dust. By this time a large audience
had gathered and the principals
thought it would be wise to move up
to the government square on Royal
avenuo and finish the battle thero undisturbed. Accordingly an adjournment was taken, and the men, accompanied by a large crowd, proceeded to
the reserve. On tho road up a well
known medical gentleman joined the
throng, ready, if necessary, to attend
professionally the wounds of tho fighters. A beautiful spot was chosen for
the fighting ground, coats nnd other
useless apparel were discarded and
both were roady for action wheu a
third party stepped between them and
urged a cessation of hostilities. The
men were anxious to fight, but after a
short puw-wuw they shook hands and
declared the battle off for the present.
The whole affair between the men was
conducted in a quiet and manly way,
no loud talking, swearing or terrible
threats being a part uf the proceedings.
Commuted for Perjury.
The fire alarm—which is getting to
be a very  common  occurrence  these
days—oreated quite a flutter  on  Columbia and adjacent streets a few minute/ before twelve o'clock tu-day. Tho
hose carte and the steam ongine were
rattled duwn Culumbia street behind
dray and other horses, that were pressed into the service by the  energetic
Hyacks, at a lively rate, and with little
lou of time the engine was gut to the
fin slip at the foot of Begbie itreet.
The flro which was ascertained to be
op the hill a distance, near the corner
of Agnes and Douglas streets, and on
the roof of A. M. Nelson's residence,
-was extinguished by buckets and the
free use of axes, spades and other implements in tearing off a portion of the
roof, just as the  hand  engine,  from
the new fire hall on Royal avenue, had
got ready to throw  water from  the
tank in front of Mr. Jas. Cunningham's
residence. The steam engine, although
fairly well handled, owing to the distance, did not get ready for operations
until somewhat later.      When  the
alarm was given W. H. Edwards and
■on, othor neighbors, and a number of
the  firemen  made directly  for the
threatened     houae,     and   it   wai
Ah Foo, one of the most widely
known Ohinese residents of Westminster, was committed for trial, for pur-
jury, at Vancouver yesterday. Every
reader of Tbe Columbian will remember the case of the pretty Chinese women, Ah Moy, who waa arreated at the
instance of Ah Foo un charge of having obtained $60 and a pair of valuable
ear-rings under false pretenses. It
was generally supposed that the
charges were irumpod np by Ah Fuo
su that he might obtain possession uf
the woman, as several other Chinamen
were endeavoring to accomplish the
samo objoct, Two years ago Ah Foo
got a warrant from Mr. Vi. D. Ferris
for her arrest, but for some reason
best known to Ah Foo the warrant
was not issued. Lait December Ah
Foo applied again to Mr. Ferris for a
warrant fur the arrest of Ah Moy,
■fating at the time that the fint warrant had been lost and that the women
had left the country before it could be
used against her. Mr. Ferrii iisued
the warrant, which wu taken to Viotoria by a special constable who arrested the women there and brought
her to Westminster. Ah Moy told her
■tory to Mr. Moreiby, and, as the
charges were never proceeded with!
and she wai afraid to renture out in
caae ahe would be abducted, he told
her to remain in the gaol aa long aa
•he wiihed, or until luch time aa the
danger she dreaded had passed. She
wai finally admitted into the Chinese
Home at Vancouver, and haa remained
there ever aince. The hind people
whu interested themselves on behalf of
the girl, brought the preaent case
againit Ah Foo, and the police magistrate, after hearing the evidence, oom-
mitteed him for trial at the next assizes. Ah Foo waa admitted to bail.
This ia a oue that ahould be lifted to
the very bottom, aa the syatem of ter,
rorism practiced by the Chineae ia be-
coming altogether too widespread.
(From Daily  Columbian, July IS.)
The licensing board sat at 10:30
o'clock thiB morning and granted a
wholesale license to Bell-Irving, Pater-
son & Co.
The contract for building the addition to the asylum has been awarded
to Wm. Turnbull Si Co., of this city,
and the necessary papors were signed
at Victoria to-day.
Stewart & Cash bavo paid their subscription of §25 to the exhibition fund.
It was paid on Saturday, but wo failed
to notice it in Saturday's paper. Otlier
subscribers should hurry up.
At the police court to-day a man
named Clarke was fined SI and costs
for being drunk. Tom Chow, remanded on oharge of aggravated assault,
was dismissed as the complainant failed
to make an appearance against him.
A serious accident occurred iu the
snow sheds east of Rogers' Pass lust
Wednesday, A freight and passenger
train, through somo mistake iu orders,
collided in the shods. Both engines
were demolished but only ono porson
Tiio Victoria oity council is calling
for tenders to wator the streets, hiving
conto to tlie conclusion that dust is
objectitiniible. Tho advertisement
does not say when tho contract .is to
commence, but us it is now late in tho
season it is probablo tho service is intended for noxt year.
At an oarly hour this morning an
unknown tug ran down one of Vianen's nets, cutting it in two and carry-
ing off half of it. Tho Indians in
charge not being ablo to road did not
learn the name uf the tug, and being
stupid sort of fellows could give no
positive description of it.
A telegram from Ottawa announces
that Master Edward O. Musgrave, of
the Rev. Mr. Brenton'a private school,
Victoria, and son of E. Musgrave,
Esq., of Salt Spring Island, B. C, has
been successful in passing the competitive examination for entrance at the
Royal Military College, Kingston.
The Ottawa Free Press confirms the
rumor that the seat on the bunch of
the supreme comt of > this province,
rendered vacant by the death of Judge
Gray, was offered by the Dominion
government to Hon. A. E. B. Davie,
premier and attorney-general, but that
Mr. Davie's continuud ill health
obliged him to decline its acceptance,
A man named Davidson, Buffering
from delirium tremens, wob taken to
the police station last evening and
kept there all night. Ho was much
worse this moruing and Dr. I. M. Mc-
Leun was called to attend him professionally. This afternoon he was admitted tu the Royal Columbian hospital, where it is hoped he will soon
Some'charitable ladies have supplied a few pretty vasos for the Royal
Columbian hospital and wish it to be
known that fresh Bouquets uf flowers
will be gratefully reoeived by the patients at the hospital on any day, from
those who have tho flowers and the
time to sparo. Fresh flowers are
much appreciated by the sick, and especially in a hospital.
A young man fell off the train on
Suturday afternoon, about a mile this
sido of the junction, but the fact was
not reported to the conductor until
the train had stopped at the switch.
A train hand was sent back and found
the young man lying insensible from
the effects of the fall. Ho was soon
restored, however, and in a little while
was nono the worso of the accident.
The many frionds of Mr. James S.
Steen will bo pleased to learn that he
is now on a fair way to recovery, having beon pronounced out of danger by
his physician. He will, howover, be
confined to his room for a few weeks
yet. He is very much pleased at the
way things have turned out, and very
thankful to the kind friends whu looked
after him in his trouble. — World, Saturday.
The Courier Bays: ln cunvorsation
to-day with a gentleman largely interested in the North Pacific Cannery
Co., Skoenn river, we learn that the
cstch of salmon from the time the fish
commenced to run, on June 28th, until July Sth, totalled 16,000 cases, of
which number the North Pacific Canning Co. packed 3,000. We are informed that if tho fish continue to run
during the whole of their usual time
of 21 days, the pack will be what ia
known aa full.
Mr. M. M. Picken who ia in the
oity, received a telegram to-day from
the coroner at Whatcom, stating that
Crawford Jamieson had been found
dead in his room at that place thia
morning. Mr. Jamieton will be remembered by aome of our citiiena.
He resided in thia city about two yeara
ago, and waa known aa a mining ex-
part, He wai • native of Lanark-
ahire, Scotland, where he had oharge
of aeveral large collieries, and wai
about 40 yeara of age. He leavea a
wife and family in Scotland, and a
brother in Tacoma, of the firm of
Bohen, Jamieaon Ss Co., who ia alao
• member of the constitutional convention now sitting at Olympia, the
capital of Washington.
Spoon Competition.
Following ore the scores made on
Saturday afternoon nt Brownsville, by
membors of the N. W. Riflo Association in tho silver spoon contest:
J 0 Chamberlain,
S l'leteher,
Geo Turnbull,
J A McMartin,
W Wolfenden,
B Wilson,
K11 Lister,
The Sockeyo
Tho ontire fishing fleet was at work
sharp ot 0 o'clock this morning, and
although the "big run" oannot be said
to have commenced, still the result of
the day's work has boon very satisfactory. One of Vianen's bouts captured
71 beauties on tho first drift, and many
others wero equally us lucky. Roports from thu fleet this afternoon say
tlmt few of the boats had caught less
than 130 fish. Tho big run is oxpeeted within 3 or 4 days.
Summaries ol' Some ol' tlie City Sermons
Spohcn Sunday.
Successful Ctmrifdales,
Tho rogular examinations before
the benchers of the law society, for admittance to practico at the British Columbia bar, took placo on Saturday.
Among tho candidates who presontsd
themselves for examination was Mr.
E. M. N. Woods, of this city, a son of
Venerable Archdeacon Woods. Tho
many frionds of Mr. Woods will be delighted to learn that he passed sue-
both us barrister and solicitor, coming
off, we understand, with flying colors.
Mr. Woods is a native of tho province
having been born in Victoria, and is
one of very few native British Columbians who have been admitted to the
bar. He graduated from tho law oflicers of Messrs. Corbould, MoColl &
Jenns. Among fhe other successful
candidates wore Mr. T. O. Townley,
the nowly appointed registrar of the
loud office, nnd Mr. Tuck, of Vancouver.
Farewell Services.
Venorable Archdeacon Woods
preached his farewell sermons at Holy
Trinity church yesterday, to largo congregations, both morning and ovening.
The Venerable Archdeacon hns labored earnestly and faithfully in the
parish for 22 years, and resigns his
charge iu order to obtain the rest which
declining years and long and valuable
services entitle him t-i. His resignation is generally regretted, but his acceptance of tho rectorship of St.
Mary's, Sapperton, leaves him almost
as much ns evei a part of tho Church
in Westminster; uud the ties which
fur nearly a qunrtor of a century have
existed between the venerable i Jiastor
and his old congregatiori'wnT'TSy'uo
moons be broken by the change.
Bishop Sillitoe assumes the rectorship
of Holy Trinity on Friday, and the
Venerable Archdeacon WoodB takes
over his now charge on tho samo  day.
A Timely Gift.
Tho epicures of tho Times were privileged yesterday to sample some poaches
grown by Mr. D. Walter Morrow in
his garden on Blanchard avenue.- The
fruit was largo and luscious find 'quite
equal tu that imported from California.
The crop, wo understand, is a largo
one, the trees being so prolific that
tho branches scarcely sustain tho
weight of their own fruitfulneu, We
are the peoplo and this is the country
to live in.—Times. Wo aro glad our
"wretched" cotemporary is getting in
on the peaches. It is a little late, to
bo sure, and thn strawberries and cherries are all gone, but Mr. Morrow did
a good deed, if there wasn't quite
enough of yesterday about it. Our
cotemporary's last sentence, above,
just shows how a little kindly attention chirks the poor man up. All that
is wanted to make him too full for utterance—"wretched" editors and reporters never, never drink—is a basket of absolutely fresh eggs. ,
Wedding Hells.
A System Waited.
Itia auggeated that acme ayatem
ahould be adopted in giving an alarm
of fire, whereby the ringing of the bell
will indicate the ward in whioh the
fire ia auppoaed to be. For instance If
the fire ia in ward 3 the bell might be
struok sharply three timea, let a ahort
interval elapae, atrike in thn ume manner again and ao on until the bell had
gathered the firemen. The signal for
the other warda oould bo made in the
aame manner. If thla syatem wm
adopted it would aave a groat deal of
confusion and anxiety, and ill the absence of a proper eleotrio aervice thia
■hould be given a trial. The fire department ia invited to give thii aub-
ject their early coniidoration.
At St. Peters R. C. Cathedral, this
morning, Mr. Thos. Quilty, of the
penitentiary staff, and Miu Mary
Jane Coughlan were united in marriage, Rev. Father MoGucken officiating, Miu Eickhoff acted as bridesmaid, while Mr. J. Reichenbach supported the groom. The bride was
dreued in a beautiful white silk
adorned with orange blossoms, and
looked extremely handsome. Tho responses were given without hesitation
by both parties, and eaoh looked the
picture of happiness. The church
was woll filled with spectators, the
ladies, aa uaual, being in the vory
large majority; and, indeed, it waa
wonderful how many turned out considering the early hour at whioh the
ceremony took place. After the ceremony the happy couplo and a number
of invited guesta adjourned to the
Queen'i hotel, where a very recherche
breakfast was lerved. Later the
newly-wedded pair left for Vanoouver
on their honeymoon trip. The Columbian extends congratulations.
The Corean, with 500 Ioolandera
aboard, arrived in Quebec Friday night.
The immigrant! are itated to be aa
healthy a lot ai ever landed in Quebec
Four hundred and twenty of them will
settle around Winnipeg,
Sarah Jackaon, of Windaor, Ont.,
died Thuraday morning. Mra. Jack*
ion ia credited with being the oldeat
woman In Oanada. It la olaimod that
ahe ia 100 yeara of age. She went to
Windaor 62 yeara ago, and her daughter la 62 yeara old.
Mr. Beauaolell, M. P. of Montreal,
hai deoided to take aotion for criminal
libel againit Le Monde newspaper for
its •tatement in oonneotion with $30,-
000 paid him by the Quebeo govornmont tor services rendered under the
commercial tax aot,
At   tho  Presbyterian   church   last
evoning, Rev. Thos.   Scouler, pastor,
preached  from   the   following  text:
Ephesians 2 c.  13   v.—"But   now, in
Christ Jesus, ye, who Bomotimes were
afar off, aro mode nigh by the blood of
Christ."—and said:    In tho beginning
of this chapter the  apostle  has   been
showing what the former  condition of
those to whom ho writes   this  epistle
was.   Ho has been showing that thoy
wero  dead,    spiritually  dead.   Man
lost this lifo when Adam  sinned, and
this is the condition of all men.by nature, as the apostle shows in this chapter.   Thoro is no difference, all  havo
sinned, and are under tho curso of sin,
expoied to tho wrath of   God.    Thoso
to whom he  writes   this   opistlo   had
beon saved from sin by  tho  grace  of
God, had boen cleansed by   the   Holy
Spirit nnd raised up to Bit with Christ
their risen Lord in   honvuiily   plucoa.
ln speaking further from lho toxt  wo
remark in tho first plnco,   that believers huvo beon brought nigh   to   God
because of the relation in wliich Christ,
thoir head, stands.t:i them.   This  relationship    which    subsists  between
Christ and His poople is variously expressed in the Bcripturcs, and is lopro-
sentod by different figures of the shop-
herd and His slioop,   Christ the   head
and his people the body,   and   Christ
representing tliu bridegroom, Hia peoplo the brido.   Now brethren, if  this
relationship exists betwoen Christ and
His people, thon wo say His   people
are very near to Him,   and  if  Christ
has thus come so near to His  poople,
then we say, they  are   vory  noar  to
God—they are in His presence.   And
shall not Christ  in   duo  timo   bring
thoso whom He has   purchased   with
His blood inti   the   immediate   presence uf God?   But we  remark   that
believers have been brought  near  to
God because of their relation to   Him.
He is one with them, so they aro  one
Him.   This was not  their  condition
before, thoy were alienated, but those
spoken of in   this   verso  have  been
brought nigh.   There has been formed
between Christ and their souls  a  living union; they are no longer strangers
and aliens, but children, and  as  such
hove a right tu the privileges  belonging to tho children of God, in this life,
nnd when God has finished  HiB   purposes with them here   they  Bhall   be
brought up   higher.   They  shall   be
brought into His kingdom, where   He
has gone to prepare a place for  them.
"The lamb that is in the midst of   the
throne shall lead them, and God   slinll
wipe away all tears from their   eyes."
Bolievers are also near lo God in their
mural and   spiritual  character.    Our
conception of God is that of a perfectly huly being.   We  got  this cencop-
tion from the Bible.    Wo do not  got
it from nature.    Wo learn from nature
something about His wisdom and   liis
power, but wo cannot loarn  anything
of His holiness, but the Bible tells  us
that holy and reverend is His  name.
Isainh represents Him as dwelling   in
the high  nud   holy   pluce.    We   find
that this attribute is ascribed to   each
of the persons   of   the   Godhead,   to
Fathor, tu Son and   to   Holy   Ghost.
When we,think of God as a holy   person wo asx ourselves, how   can   sinful
creatures' such as we aro   bo   brought
into  His' presence?   But   this   verso
shuws how thoy   havo   been   brought
nigh, and cleansed from   their  sins—
brought nigh by tho blood of   Christ.
Thoy have also boen clolhod upon   by
the sputless robe which He has provided for them.   The   Holy   Spirit  hus
scut forth into their hearts to sanctify
them that thoy may be   mndo   fit  for
tho inheritance which has  been   purchased for them.    This work uf cleans-
tug is curried on by various means and
this is one reason why God leaves His
people in the world, why Ho has established His church upon the earth   and
appointed ordinances therewith,   that
His people by theae means  might  be
meetened for coming into   His   presence.   Then there is  the  means of
prayor, by whicn we obtain the riches
of His grace.   If by prayer we ask  of
Him those blessings which  wc  need,
they shall be bestowed,   Then He has
given ua the Word.   Thus we see that
His poopio  ate  brought  near  unto
Himself.   Brethren, is that your condition?   Have you been brouitht  near
to God,  through  Christ?   God,   the
Father, invites you, the  Son  invites
you, the Holy Ghost invitea you, the
Church invitee you.   If you are  wandering upon the dark  mountains  of
sin, come home.
At the Methodist ohuroh yeaterday,
in the absence of the pastor, the pulpit
waa oooupied in the morning by  the
"boy preacher" Mr. Hioks, and in the
evening the Rev. Mr. Dyke, of Winnipeg,  discoursed  upon  "Decision of
Character," taking aa hia text Psalm
67, 7th verse—"My heart is fixed, O
God, my heart ia fixed; I will sing and
give praise."   He uid :   It is always
interesting for me to understand  the
circumstances under whioh pauagei of
■oripture were written, ao aa not only
to understand the letter, but enter into the spirit of holy writ.   Here David
writes in memory of the time when he
waa io great trouble, he had been hunted by Saul from one mountain futneu
to another, but for a while he had reat
until when Saul returned from hunting
the Philistines, being informed that
David and some few follower! were
accreted in a oave in the wilderness of
En-godi, he went out to hunt him.
What momenta of suspense David and
hii few followers muit have endured
in thii wild hiding place; but  while
Saul slept David went near and with a
■word out a piece from hia akirt, and
although David was chicled by hia fob
lowera for not slaying him, he reminded them that Saul waa the Lord's annotated, and years alter,  when  the
memory of these soenes came baok to
him, now, in hia sottled state upon the
throne, thia memory of the oave of
En-godi, brought out deciaion of char
acter, that from thence he would serve  |
God with singleness of heart.   Down    '
to the 4th verse he reviews the good-   I
ness of God   in   delivering  him  and   I
praises Him on to the 7th verse, when,    |
as if tho  contemplation   of  the  past   '
makes him decide, "My heart is fixed,"    ]
&c.   Tho experience of God's people   I
is very similar to David's,   and  as   1
look into your faces to-night I am im-   I
pressed with the fact that many, very   I
many, through your lives have receiv-   1
ed favors from the hand of God, until   I
you awoko to tho fact of His continued   |
nioroy and His great sacrifice  in  the   I
gift of His Son, and thus contemplat-    :;
ing, you just camo to such a decision    I
as David did.   1 notice just here that
it needs 2icrsonal decision of character,
a laying hold by heart, affection, will,    i
judgment and lifo of the fixed deter-   f
munition to follow   Christ.   Decision   I
and determination uro requisite in the   I
mnko up of  character; when  by  the   I
action of the Spirit and the goodness   *
of Ood wo aro shown   how   wo  have   |
been out of harmony with Christ and
His life, wo need personal docision to    :|
take n now departure, and my cxper-   jf
ionco in tho ministry is, that the ma-   |
jority that remain in sin do so ns the   1
result of indecision; thoy say tho Word    ;|
of Gai is right, that religion is right, 1
and that it is better to live a Christian   I
lifo, but, for want   of   decision,   tlicy   j
will not tnko hold; and looking at your    I
faces (new t" me), I   oannot  tell   but   '•
that there may bo somo here thus un-   |
decided to-night, if   so,   to-night   you   |
muy luy your sins-nt tho   foot  of   the  J
ci'xss, have   your   head   pillowed   on   I
Christ, and point back to this Sunday   J
night with pleasure nnd  gratitude  as f
tho vory night yuu starred ou tho new  jl
life.    Thou, decision is necessary for   \
establishment in grace and a safeguard
against temptation.     Coming through   i
the Rockies on my way from   Winni-   fl
peg, alung the ledges, through tunnels,   I
across  bridges,    beside   uud   across   s
mighty .rushing  eotoructi,   until   we   j
reached the Bow River at the summit,   ',
all these mighty torrents wero running   I
eastward, eastward; then, us we got   ]
into the Sulkirks, the rivers were all
running  westward;   and   I   thought   >i
that somewhere  in   these   mountains, \
there must be a ridge, aa it were tho   '{
backbone of Iho continent, where the   !
rain, falling side by side, started off
in two different courses, to tho east,
down through  or feeding  the  Bow   ]
River, the Saskatchewan,   the  Atha-   I
boson, down to  the  Lake   Manitoba,   .
out through the Nelson to the Hudson j
Bay; to the west,   along tho  mighty  1
Columbia,   the   Thompson   and   the
Fraser.   And so I thought tlio same
dividing line shuws up in the  life   of 1
man, as they begin the new life, aud f
from the surroundings of tho   life   of  1
sin start nut surruundod and  influenced by all that is good and holy,   true
and noble.   Thero must be  decision.
If merchants were to change tlieir busi-
ness callings  frequently,  yuu   wuuld
never see them make anything, and if
this be true in business,   how   much
more so in religion, and that is why 1   i
plead to-night for you to have decision j
of character; nil states in life need it.
The text should be the outcome of decision, centered iu the heart; hang it
in yuur dining halls nud   upun  your
bedposts, and let it be your continual J
experience.   Thon,   another part of  ,
the text shows that decision produces
an emphatic character.    It  is   necessary in the ministry; for ministers, os
tho leaders of religious  society,   must
be decided in their opinions,   and   in
earnest act, and in unfolding the truth
of God thrust, sharp aud quick.     This
is equally true   of   the  members.    I
have been   very   pleased   during   my
short stay in your city; it has delighted mi* to look upon your pretty  residences, your lawns, your   llower  gardens, nnd the fruit treeB just burdened
with fruit; but it has especially interested me to have found hero so many
earnest workers for God ond tho truth.
I am glad to hear you have lately passod a restrictive law in respect to the
liquor trallio; it may bo now   to  you,
but it is not to us, for  in   Winnipeg,
through Manitoba and in tho east, we
had to do it long ago.   Do all you can
tu grapple with and   stay  this  evil.
Young men are falling victims;  and,
while you have much that pleosea me,
this don nf ailing of so many gives me
sorrow, and it is evident you have a
great deal yet to do to  make your
work complete.   God bless the W. O.
T. U. and the other temperance organizations, for they do a great work
for God.    Then, the latter part of my
text implies that, although it took the
Psalmist a long time to arrive at the
climax of docision, the other camo aa a
natural result; for I  believe  religion
was never intended  to make  men
miserable; it is superstition that makei
men think that long faoei and ielf Inflicted Buffering pleases God,   When
the heart  responds to   the  tender
pleadings of Christ it shows  itaelf in
tho face and bursts forth in long, full
of thankigiving and praise.    When I
entered upon  thii lervice to-night,
weary from travelling, I trembled that
I might not bo in touch and accord,
but when you itarted  out  with  the
fint hymn I felt the power of harmony, and that here is the true Christianity whioh makei all buret forth in
praise and harmony.     Let us bring
more song into our lives, and we will
have leaa troubles and make more
headway.   God haa made earth with
lie seasons, beautified nature and supplied our wants,  that we might, be
glad, and our life, that we might be a
aoug to the Ohriat and Hia heaven;
•nd I hope you and I may meet to
aing around HU throne on high.   May
we oome to thia decision, and gladnen
•nd power will follow.
Dispatches from various parte ol
Canada, ahow that the Orange day wai
appropriately celebrated without an]
unpleasant incidents. Winripef
Orangemen went to Brandon, where I
big demonstration wai held, Al
speakers condemned the action of thi
Dominion government in allowing thi
Jesuits' Estatea Aot. In Toronto thi
demonstration waa the largeat eve
known. The proceaaiou took anhou
to pan a given point. VOLUME 34.
agBBBIKa  ""' ",'*"T"*".*,". ...Lu-ijuij-uimnmutflwrw
NO. 29.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday morning, .Inly 17, MSO.
(From Daily Columbian, July 1G.)
No police court to-day.
Salmon averaged 50 to the boat last
The total salaries paid to the teachers of the Westminster public schools
is §2,880, and of this sum the ciiy is
obliged to pay §960 under tho new
school act.
Tho following amounts subscribed
to tho exhibition fund are reported
paid: Geo. Turner §10, Terhune & Cu.
§10, Terhune & Young §10, A. Des-
Briiay §15.   Next.
The supreme oourt has granted an
injunction in tho case of Tietjen vs.
Harling, restraining tho latter until tlio
trial of the action from manufacturing
and selling cigars under the name of
the "Little Mainland."
The Rev. S. C. Scholfield has been
appointed by the bishop of Columbia
to the rectorship of St Paul's, Esquimalt. Mr. Scholtiold's many friends
in Wostminstor will be delighted lo
hear of this appointment.
The non- commissioned oflicers and
mon of tho Westminster militia are requested to meet at the drill shed on
Friday evening to discuss tho advisability of giving a military ball _ during
the week in which the provincial rifle
matches are held
Alderman Ewen, at the request of
the board, has withdrawn his resignation, which ho placed in tho hands of
the city clerk a couple of weeks ago.
Every one will bo pleased to learn
that Mr. Ewon has reconsidered his
decision, for he cannot bo well Bpated
at present from tlio council.
The question of widening Columbia'
street sidewalks wus bruught befure
the city council last niglit by Alder-
mon Jaques. New sidewalks ore absolutely necessary from ono ond of the
street to tha other; and if tho sidewalks are to bu widened, which is
much io be desired, the change should
take placo when the improvements are
being mad').
Tho O. R. & N. Co. have decided to
place the steamer Alki on the Portland-British Columbia route in conjunction with the steamers Idaho and
Miohigan. If these throe vessels cannot fill the bill the company will put
on more. The Alki recently came
down from Alaska, in which waters
she picked up a buoy which had drifted
from the Oolumbia river bar, a distance of 1600 miles.
The park committee will hold a
joint meeting with the citizens committee this evening at 8 o'clock to inspect the plans submitted for the proposed oxhibition buildings and to dis-
ouss important matters connected
therewith. The ereotion of the new
building will be commenced as soon
ai tenders fur the wurk have been
received. Tenders will bo called fur
within a day or two.
Messrs. J. D. Batcholor and James
Johnson have been appointed by tho
oity to collect Dominion and provincial
votes, or in other wurds to see that
every person entitled to vote at either
Dominion or provincial elections is
properly registered according to tho
requirements of thn act. Auy person
not called upon by the vote collectors
Bhould make a point of personally registering their names.
William John Hawman, who wos
taken down with smallpox a week ago,
died last night in the hospital on Pup-
lar Island nnd was buried today. He
was 21 years of age and a native of
Meaford, Ont. The deceased was nn
activo member of the Saltation army,
in tho ranks uf whicli ho wos known
as "happy Jack." He was a general
favorite with his comrades, who all
deeply .regret his death.
At the Orange gathering in Victoria,
it was moved by Dr. Cooper seconded
by Mr. Eli Higgins, and carried unanimously, "that this meeting disapproves
of the voto east by the representatives
of this Province in the federal parliament at Ottawa against the motion of
Colonel O'Brien respecting the disallowance of the Jesuits' estates bill;
and, furthermore, it heortily endorses
the noblo action of the thirteen members who voted in its favor."
On Sunday last, early in tho afternoon, thero reached Kamloops a drove
•of shoep numbering over 2500, in
chargo of fivo moil and two or three
■dogs. Tho shoep woro purchased in
Washington' Territory, nnd were
driven a distanco uf 400 miles, being
fivo weeks on tho road. The drove
originally contained 2,700, but about
100 were* lost along tho Columbia rivor
through eating some poisonous weed
growing thero. Tho animals aro of
tho Merino species, and nro ownod by
MeBsrs. Hull BroB., ond Harvey & Co.
The Vancouver Enterprise Mining
Co., who own tljo claim on Cayoosh
Creek, have now got matters into proper shape, and beforo long the exact
value uf the initio will bo known, Yesterday tlie hydraulic machinery which
thoy sont for arrived, nnd tho sluicing
away uf tlto bank, will begin on uu extensive plan. Reports from tho creek
aro to the effect thot thero is enough
gold in the bank itself to pay for the
expenses of tho work. Thin is exceedingly cheering! tho company having been undor tho impression thst
this would cost them seven or eight
thousand dollars. — News.
The pleasant flavor, 'gontlo action and
soothing effects of Syrup of Figs, when
in neod of a laxative and if the father or
mother ho costivo or bilious tlio most
gratifying results follow its uso, so that
it iB tho best family rotnWly known and
evory family should hnvo a'bottlo,
Eie.ewliBio will bofiilindtlio West-
miii8terc ly iiiurl.-u.fc report (wholesale),
'with curtvotiuiiH lo date.
A City .tlormic.
Mr. Coroner Ft-rris has laid beforo
the city council tho urgent necessity of
having a morgue built without delay.
At present wheu a body iB picked up
in tho river or un accident occurs
whereby some poor follow loses his
life, the only placo to wliich the body
can be removod is the city lockup, a
most unsuitable placo in many ways,
for t.ho building at best is littlo better
than a hen coop and much too small
for polico purposes without making it
do duty alsu as a morgue. The board
nf health has been ordered to report
on the coroner's proposition, and for
tlie sake of decency alone his recommendation should be adopted.
.-«». I! Shall. Wellington.
Tho No. 6 shaft at the Wellington
collieries has been sunk down to the
coal, and tho work has so far progressed that the company is now shipping coal from the new shaft. The
Nanaimo Free Press, in referring to
the opening of No. 0 shaft, says:
"While the shaft was being sunk the
mauogemont hod the necessary railway constructed along the bluff to connect with tho Wellington Railway system. The seam is opening up in splendid condition, and the quality of the
coal is pronounced by experts to be
the finest yot 'won' un Vancouver Island, and that is saying a great deal,
for thiB island is proverbial for the excellent quality of tho 'black diamonds'
turned out from the several collieries."
The Surrey Dyke.
Mr. W. Thibaudeau, C. E., who returned from Boundary Bay nn Saturday uftor having comploted tho surveys in connection with the proposed
dyking scheme, is now busily engaged
making out his report on the work accomplished, 'fhe report wilt be most
favorable to the scheme, probably
more so than was expected by the projectors. Tho r.nly heavy work in connection with the dyke will be from
McBride's ronch to the end of the
Moodyville property, abont a mile and
a half in all, and even this is far from
formidable. The rest of the work will
be light and very inexpensive. Mr.
Thibaudeau considers the scheme most
feasible and one that can be rapidly accomplished. The dyke will reclaim
10,000 acres of magnificent land nnd
greatly benefit very much more.
 .   m   , —
A Terriblo Accident.
A man named McCallum, of Langley Prairie, met with on accident lost
Saturday that may cost him his life.
He was teaming goods on the Yale
road near Ten Mile bridge, when uno
of the wheels struck a fallen tree that
lay partly aoross the highway, producing such a severe shook as to throw
liim from the wagon.' McCallum fell
directly in front of the wheels which
passed over his body and legs, inflict
ing terrible injuries and crushing both
thighs in a horrible manner. Dr. Hall
was telographed for and lost no time
in reaching the wounded man's Bide.
Every relief that medical science
could give was administered, but the
injuries are so many and so serious
that tho doctor has little hopes of
saving his life. The accident was the
result ot the careless manner in which
fallen trees ore removed from the
highways. When a tree falls across
the rood only a sufficient portion of
it is cut oway to allow a wagon to pass
through, and when a toam is inclined
to be "skittish," ns they often meat
tho sight of the logs, it requires u skilful and Bteady hand to navigate safely
through the out. The great wonder
is that such accidents are not of more
frequent occurrence, and thoy would
be, ton, were it not for the fact thot
vory few looms are on the country
roads after nightfall. Sinco the above
wns written word hus beeu received
that McCallum iB somewhat easier,
and Dr. Hall now entertains sumo
hopes uf hia recovery. Ho will, however, be ablo to speak more definitely
on the subjoct after his next visit.
 ."*. t	
llrlllsli Columbln Fruit.
Dr. R.. A. H. McKeon, of Cope
Breton, who reached Montreal yesterday on his return from n western tour
oxtending to the Pacifio coast, brought
across the continent a box of British
Columbia cherries, grown by Thos.
Cunningham at New Westminster, and
picked on Tuesday, July 2nd. The
fruit upon arrival hero was in excellent condition, firm and luscious. The
cherries ore of the finest flavor, largo
black ones of tlie English variety, and
there is no doubt a large market for
nil kinds of British Columbia fruit will
bo found in the torritorios and Manitoba,—Montreal Gazette, duly Hth.
Mr. Cunningham is doing a sorvico tn
thu province m sending samples of his
excellent fruit to the eastern and
Manitoba markets, Mr. Cunningham,
wo aro informed, shipped some splendid
pltiins to Manitoba yesterduy, and will
in a day or two to mako a trial shipment of plums mid apricots to Montreal and Kingston. From what wo
havo soen uf thoso fruits in his orchard,
on Pclham streot, it is safe to say that
(hoy will produco an impression upon'
the customers and Manitobans equal
to thnt wliich the (merries ftflove referred to mado upon tho representative I
of tlie Montreal Gazette, For niinriy '
all the orchard and gardon fruits whicli
British Columbia can grow to such perfection) the Northwest, Manitoba, nml,
to some oxtent, the eastern provinces,
nro tho destined market, and Mr.
Cunningham is doing tho very best
possible filing townrds opening it up.
May ho havo all the success lio iIl'-
sbovosj nud may niaily other' fo'low
his oxiinplo. Orchard plilllljllg ii"d
fruit raising of all kinds should )ii'
prdsoou-i'd wltli flier, Tim :-ro'.-i;i,-o
i-i fxceptiuiuiiiy vv;ull ndiipt, ti for ;t,
mid n market will nut hu  lnnd tu Iii'.!.
City council.
The city council mot at 8 o'clock
last night fur the transaction of businesa. Present — Aldermen Curtis,
Calbick, Reid, McPhaden, Cunningham, Jaques, Townsend and Ewen.
His worship Mayor Hendry in the
From tho Wnterous Engine Works,
enclosing a circular re fire engines. Recoived and filed.
From Mayor Oppenheimer, of Vancouver, acknowledging receipt of §200
towards the fund for sending provincial exhibits to Toronto. Received and
From Hanson Bros., brokers, of
Montreal, acknowledging receipt uf
by-laws and stating they wuuld tender
fur tho debentures. Referred to the
finance committee.
From Wm. R. King, asking permission to build a water tank on Royal
avenuo and open the street for pipo
laying. Referred to boord of works
with power to act.
From. W. D. Ferris, coroner, oalling the attontion of the council to the
necessity of building a morgue; also
advising that a properly constructed
stretcher should bo kept nt the police
station for use when required. Referred to tho board of health to report
From J. McB. Smith, auditor for
the provincial government, enclosing
n statement of tho amount paid for
teachers' salaries in Westminster (§2,-
880) and stating §960, Westminster's
shore, would bo due within 30 days.
Laid on the toble.
The board nf works reported that
tendei'B for cribbing and filling Begbie
atreet, had been opened and thot tho
tonder of J. M. Wise being the lowest,
viz. §500, tho contract had beon awarded to him. Also that Mr. N. B.
Guuvrouu, C. E„ had been appointed
to assist in making the street levels.
Roport adopted.
The finance enmmittee reportod that
the bonds of tho eity clerk have been
deposited in the Bank of British Culumbia fur safe keeping; that the city
hall has been insured for §2,600; that
J. D. Batchelpr and James Johnson
have been appointed vote collectors.
Report adopted.
The board of health reported having
built a pest house on  Poplar  Island,
also that all arrangements were complete.   Report adopted.
H. T. Reid &Co., §38.65; R. O. P.
M, Co., §16.55; Wintemute Bros.,
§82.05; C. Murray, §11; Geo. Gun-
niugham, §5; Mathers Ss Milligan,
§36.48; Robert Law, §22.49; Mainland Guardian, §10.10; W. D. Ferris,
§10; Ogle, Campbell &Co., §1.50;
postmaster, §5.
The fire committee was granted further time to report.
The board of works waa granted
further time to report on the public
The water lota committee was granted
further time to report.
The water committee was granted
further time to report.
Aid. Cunningham reported that the
plana for the new exhibition buildings
were in and would be decided on immediately.   Adopted,
Aid. Scoullar's letter was further
laid over fur a week.
On a motion, carried unanimously,
his worship asked Aid. Ewen to withdraw his resignation.
Aid. Curtia said it would be a pity
to make a break inthe ranks; they had
started together to accomplish certain
objects for the city's good and the line
should remain unbroken till the end
of tho year.
Aid. Ewen said he did nut core to
sit iu the council while the matters he
complained of wero befure the buard.
He wished to be free to act, and could
not bo free while this matter was in
Aid. Cunningham said he appreciated
Aid. Ewen's position, and assured him
that tho council would deal fairly and
honorably in the matter.
Aid. Townsend, McPhaden, and
Reid spoke in the samo strain.
Aid. Ewen consented to withdraw
his resignation till the report of the
water lots committee be received.
The water works commissioners bylaw was read a second timo.
Aid. Jnquea said it would bo a good
idea to increase the width of Columbia
streot sidewalks; the matter was
worthy i f consideration now that improvements were about to be mado.
Aid. Cuiiiiingiiiiiri ngreod with this
proposition and would snnport tho
schemo heartily. He thought it would
bo a vast Improvement.
Aid. Townsond would liko to lee
tho sidowalks widened, but'he thought
tho moving of drains, etc., would bo
very expensive.
Aid. McPhaden and Ewon wore not
so certain that the chango was n'ecos-
Aid,-Jaques gavo notico that ho
woul-l introduce a sidewalks widening
by-law at tho next meeting.
The counoil then adjourned.
Delia Council.
The council mot ut   Ladners   Landing on Saturday, f ho Oth   July.—Pro-
sent, the Roevu nud   Councillors  Arthur, Pybus, Trim and   Olivur.   Minutes of previous  meoting -wero   road
and adopted.    Communications   from
Fraser river fishery, N.  Mitchell  and
J. Mathews wore road and referred  to
road' coniinitteo.    A   communication
from tint lioiitoiiant-i'oviiriiur's private j
secretary win received and filed.    Re-1
ports of spetHil oniuiitteo und finance ]
committee were received and adopted.
A number uf accounts were passed ami
ordered plltd.    Thb cloiI; was instructed to apply 11 tlio   pruvineitl  govern,-,
ment for the miiiiieipil grant,  of   §1,,''
DOO,   Tho by-law for the prnte.otipil of
tl,i-,i gates iiud iva'or courses passed a
lii-.t li't," a, rend    Tlm o'iineil   theft j'
Inl | ui'io-'l t 1 Thursday tliu 1st day nf',
:\tl.'tl!' at 11 ,,'cl uk,   tun.
Smelllnx Pumace on Texada.
It is communly reported—with what
truth we have as yet been unable to
learn—that a smelting furnace iB vory
shortly to be erected by the owners of
the Iron Mine on Texada Island. If
this rumor should turn out to be well-
founded it is to bo hoped that British
Columbia capitalists will see that if it
pays our American neighbors at Iron-
dale lo work and smelt iron ore in
British Columbia territory, it should
also be a paying investment for them
to prospeot and develop some of the
iron Btone districts of which we hear
from time to time. This country is
only just feeling its foet, so to speak,
and in the noar futuro there must of
necessity, be a largo demand—among
other articles— for steel rails. Coal in
abundance we already possess, uf a
quality allowed by all to bo everything
that oould bo desired. Surely with
coal and iron almost at our duurs, uur
future railroad kings will not havo to
seek thoir rails, etc., elsewhere.—
The Itallronil Project.
The bright star of hope again shines
out and from a quarter whero a short
time ago it was least expected. Tli
meeting held last night to discuss the
railway situation showed for a certainty that Nelson Bonnett was the principal mover in the recent proposition to
speedily build the Bellingham Boy
Railway to New Westminster. Mr.
Bennett soys he will givo Whatcom
tho some facilities us Senator Oanfield
promised, and will not only promise
to build the ruod but will do it. In
return for this he said he would like
the citizens to give him the same support they have promised the Cantield
company, together with their friendly
co-operation in the undertaking. His
proposition is undoubtedly usfnvorable
to Whatcom as that of Senator Can-
lield, while from Mr. Bennett's previous record there is ample assurance
thot the undertaking will be speedily
corried to a successful issue. That the
community needs a railway connection
as proposed is certain, and that this is
the only present hopo of getting a railway is generally admitted. It only
remains for the citizens to accept Mr.
Bennett's proposition and secure the
road and its attendant benefits.—Whatcom Bulletin.
It. C. Provincial Exposition
Subscription Fund.
For io purpose of raising a fund to
contribute towards the patriotic and
worthy object of making the next annual pruvincial fair, to bo held in this
city, a grand and unprecedented success,
the undersigned agree to contribute the
sums opposite their respective names (to
be paid into the association or to trustees
competent to receive the ume, on or before 6 months from the date of the last
provincial exhibition, and to be applied
to preparing exhibition grounds and
buildings in the city, for increasing the
amount offered in prizes, and for furthering the exhibition in other ways);
Sharpe As Paine, Lulu Island   10 00
L P Eckstein   10 00
R W Armstrong.  10 00
F R Olover.   10 00
Walker ft Shadwell  10 00
Claud Hamber.   10 00
Peter Grant  10 00
A  J Hill    10 00
Cnpt A Grout   10 00
J b Macdonoll    10 00
W O Loyo.    10 00
P Bllodeau  10 00
F G Strickland     25 00
Gilley Bros   20 00
S H Webb    25 00
T Cunningham  30 00
Henderson Bros, Ohilliwhack.   10 00
A B Wintemute    10 00
Per Ex-Mayor Dickinson 212 85
Annlo M Jaques    in uo
Jas Cunningham   50 00
Grant* Hagstrom  20 00
J w sexamith  so 00
Rov J H White   in OO
B Douglas  100 00
K S Scoullar * Co  55 no
W C Coatham   25 00
T M Cunningham   25 110
A E Knmi    25 00
Ackerman Bros   M 00
Reid & Currie  25 00
H T Item! & Co    50 00
WII Thibaudeau    15 00
Grnnt* Maclure    10 00
Ogle, Campbell &Co    20 00
SI llsl Itll'TIOVS I-Alll.
Tnn Cor.UMlilAM  5100 00
WJ Armstrong   80 00
G D Brymner   20 00
Stewart 4 Cash   25 00
George Turner    10 00
Yonng ATorhunc   10 00
Terhune & Co    10 00
A DesBrlsay   15 00
Wholesale city Market.
Beef,     per If) lbs s 1 M (4 1 50
Pork            "        7 50® 8 5<i
Mutton "           SIHI<aiD0»
PotiitoeK,new "          1 l)0@
Cabbage       "            511 (a 1 OO
Onions         "      .....:...   liK!« 150
wheat           "          150 g 0 00
Outs "         125 (it
Peas              "         150 g 2 00
Hay,        per ton    , 12 Oil (,t 15 110
■Butler (rolls) per It,.*    0 25(3 0 SO
OlieCBe,              "     0 14$ 0 15
Eggs,       portion   0 20('4 25
Conlwootl (retail) per cord......  3utl„'fi 4 Oil
Apples, per box.;....;      SOffl 150
Hltles(gr'u) per 100 lbs  4 00 pi nm
"   (dry)       "         5 00(3 (inn
Wool, perib e@ 10
meteorological Report for Week fr iidlng
' .Inly inili. 18*1).
Sunday .-. 82.0 51.0    .
Monday 87.0 51.0
Tumilny 110.0     H.I)
Wednesday 85.0 55.0
Thursday 7.1.0 5110
Friday 75.0 53.0
Saturday 71,0 5U.0
Clear, S.W. breezes', dry.
A. Peei.k, Capt'n.
Whon J3»by was »lok, wo gavo her Csatorta,
Wlion alio was a Child, she criwl for Cutoria,
Wlion she became Mlsi, slio clung lo Cutorls,
When she hod Children, aho novo ibonr Castoria
i\ witntrii r*'i* (lie mil-ton's l-nih-ie Public S-'hnnl, Dutlos tnoomnvi'uce,the First
Motwity In AniMi-*'. tfti1iii*y(ft*,i*>ormo'illi.
A.luress ItAXl-H BURTON,
Sec Himrit of Tvitstc1?    I
Johnson's LutHllny i\ 0„ July IJ. ..,- l7?v(8
W-:£k     Y
Wholesale and Eetail Druggists
OUR Jk.lXl<n3-j&Ju
S-peoia-1 Bc*a:r g^iiis.
Including Tools of all kinds of the best makes; Cross-CUt & Diind-Sawg,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary Utensils for Farming;
EnU*3'.n.B,.ocks' Snatch Blocks, Rope & Chain in all sizes; Pitch,
Tai-&.Oakum; Tarred and Plain Paper for Building; Paints & Oils
in all colors; Liquid Paints in all shades; Floor Paints ready touse; Grind
Stones; wall Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes for oil purposes;
Lubricating Oils; Traps of oil descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural Implements.
IT Special attention given to orders by mail.
T. T. TEiLPP 6z CO.,
dwjly3to Columbia Street, New Westminsteb.
A large aud well-selected Stock of White
ro Goods, in
Ladies' Underwear,
Children's Embroidered Dresses
Infants'* Robes, &c.
These Goods were bought right and are offered at extraordinary low figures.
We are closing out our stock of SUMMER JERSEYS at
cost. Three or four days will clear them out at the prices
we have marked them.
Planing il Company, Ld.
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Dofis-s.   Frames   Windows,
Mouldings. Balusters,
Blinds. Brackets,
Ratlings, Newels.
The Ooiumbian Phintixg Establishment has (irst-clnsa facilities for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodgers,
Pl'ioe Lists, ic   Prices will be found as low as at any otlier offico where
(irst-cfoss work is done.' VOLUME 34.
NO. 29.
Wcilnesilny Morning, Jnly 17, 1889.
The Teachers' Exiling.
Tho oxanimiitiun nt tile legislative
hall were continued yesterday, when
the candidates wero examined in the
morning,' in arithmetic nnd in the afternoon in writing und rending. Previous
to starting the wurk of the day, Mr.
Superintendent Popo gave those present some sterling uilvioo as to the
manner of working nt their papers,
and explained fully llie rules and regulations under wliich tho examination is
being oonducted. So far, the papers
presented nre excellout and eminently
suiiod to tlie test that the candidates
aro undergoing — Wednesday's Colonist.
Since lor A Mine.
The t\v,j men who sturtcd for Big
Bond, as mentioned last woek, to re-
Btako the Bald Head plucor olaim,
were at Cairn's creek together, 2S
miles mit, John Sanderson with tho
horse overtaking Andy Hunker who
traveled on foot. From there Sanderson had the lend und reached Downio
creek, making tlie crossing half an
hour ahesd. Thia really settled the
contest, although Hunker made the
entire trip to the claim and returned
on Wednesday evening. He reports
that James Gray, at McCulloch creek,
is working a double shift on the Ophir, und looks for a good clean up at
tho end of the season. — Kootenay Star.
Texada Mini's.
In reply to enquiries by a .Free Press
representative, Mr. Miller, who had
just arrived from Texada, snid that
everything was progressing favorably
and that tlie work of development was
steadily going on in many of the claims.
He said there was one portion of the
island which had never been spoken
about and which was rich m qnartz.
That was tho country surrounding
Paxton lake about a mile and a quarter from the iron mines. Mr. Miller
himself has twelve claims there, aud
the Iron Mine Company have twenty-
live. The quartz has gone 14G ounces
ol silver and the ledee is 12 feet wide.
Near by are two gold ledges that will
run from $12 to $14.
Mr. Foster's Marriage.
The marriage of Hon. Mr. Foster to
Mrs. Addie C. Chisholm, ex-president
of the Dominion W.O.T.U., is the
tnlk of Ottawa. A prominent, divorce
lawyer of Ottawa has heen seen on the
subject, nnd said : "This divorce in
its hearing on tho marriage has, of
course, been thoroughly discussed by a
number of Ottawa lawyers to-day.
Tlicy are of opinion that thu divorce is
not worth the paper it is written on.
There aro several reasons for this.
First, there is no proof that Mr. Chis-
lii'lin was ever served with the necessnry papers; second, the divorce was
granted for a trivial cause not recognized by the Canadian law; third, the
parties were not subjects Of tho United
States, and one of them, at least, only
went thoro temporarily to qualify fora
divorce; fourth, tho Canadian law re^
cognizes divorces given by act of par
linmont only, lt is safe to say there
in no value in tho divorce. Tlio divorced husband, however, is not considered likely to como into Canada to
interfere with Mrs. Foster or subject
himself to arrest."
Cannery Burned.
Kirkland, Wyman & Co'a cannery,
on five mile point, near Seattle, was
burned on Sunday. The cannery,
which was unoccupied, burned down
in less than hour. The loss is $40,-
000. The cannery was constructed
two years ago, and when it was all
ready for operations it was burned
down. Within thirty days it was rebuilt at a cost of $39,000. The owners,
Messrs. Kirkland and Patten, are at
Portland. They were making arrangements to start up the cannery next
month. Indians who were blackberry-
ing in the vicinity state that they saw
three men land from a canoe with a
can of coal oil, approach the cannery
and scatter the oil about. The men
then departed, and almost as soon as
they left flames burst forth from the
Canadian Hospitality.
The members of the queen city hose
team returned to tho city yesterday
morning on the Premier from Vancouver, B. C, where they went on Saturday morning last to contest in the hose
team races run there on Dominion
Day. Tho boys were a disgusted lot.
The treatment accorded them by the
firemen of Vancouver being worse,
they claim, than the treatment of the
Port Townsend ball players at Viotoria
on the queen's birthday. They fairly
won the §100 prize in the wet hose
teBfc, but for suine reason known only
to the referee bolh first and second
prizes were given tu the Vancouver
hose teams. The Seattle firemen
speak highly of the reception tendered
them by the Westminster firemen
when they passed through their town.
 . . .
A Teoeher Retired.
Mr. John Mundell. well-known as a
teacher throughout the province, and
and who, for the last three years has
been over the Comox central school,
has resigned and retired from his profession. Mr. Mundell began to teach
in Ontario in 1801, and with very
slight intermission has kept it up till
tho preient time, having taught longer
in British Columbia than any other
teaoher. Of Mr. MuudeU's abilities as
a teacher, of his steadfast, painstaking
industry, larger communities than this
are witnesses; so we need only say that
it was with great regret that the trustees parted from him. It is, however, a
cause of satisfy cfciun to them and to
the people of Comox to know, that although they lose hit publio services,
yet hit useful and respected Ufa wili
still be spent among them.—Courier.
Tke Manner Michigan.
The ttr. Michigan, chartered by the
O. B. & N. Co. to run in connection
with the Idaho on the Westminster-
Portland route, it almost a new vessel.
She was built by George L. and William Caldwell, on the Oolumbia river
at Skamockawa in August, 1888', at a
cost of (60,000. Washington territory pine and fir were the materials
need in her construction. The Michigan it 160 feet in length, 36 feet beam
and 13 feet depth of hold. There are
twelve itate roomi on the af terdeck.
Eaoh of theie is provided with a tingle
and double bed. The grost tonnage
of the Michigan is 468 toni and the
net 510 torn. The propeller it driven
by quadruple expaniion high pressure
engines. The boiler is of tteel 1'
inohei in thickness. The average
tpeed of the Miohigtn it nine miles an
hour. The Michigan is commanded
by O. H. Kellman, and carriei a orew
fit 21 BSD.
A Nicola correspondent of tho Times
writes thus: Wo havo been having
beautiful weather, in fact only for the
very heavy crop of grasshoppers
hatched out, it has been one of the
most favorable seasons for grain that
we havo had for years. But "the hopper, tho hoppor" is the cry all over
Nicola. They havo, in parts of Nicola,
cleaned out the ranges, timothy meadow, grain and all. Farmers and
stookmen are feeling very gloomy.
The outlook for the coming winter is
by no means bright. Stockmen are
selling all the stock they can, and by
all appearances farmers will have both
seed and feed to buy for anothor year.
They are beginning to cut what liny
and grain there is left, which in some
parts is very little indeed, and it is a
race between mowers and hoppers, the
latter predominating of course. If
rain does not set in soon the ranges
will be barer in a few weeks' time than
they usually are in the spring. It is
impossible to tell where it will all end.
We usually try to look on the bright
side ef everything, and we sincerely
hope that the cloud which hangs over
onr fair Nicola has a bright lining. If
the darkest hour is just before day,
what a bright day there must be about
to break in this psrt. But why should
we complain, when we read of the
fearful calamities by flood and tire in
othor parts! We are still a very highly favored community.
The Cattle l-araillsc.
A stranger visiting the Royal city
nover fails to become impressed with
its many natural advantages, its beautiful situation and romantic surroundings; at the same time the stranger becomes firmly convinced that this city
is the centre of the greatest cattle
raising district on the continent. The
stranger arrives in town and* is able
to count at least four distinct breeds ot
cattle between the station and his hotel.
He has some business to transact at
the city hall, and in the beautiful
grounds surrounding that building he
can count from three to a dozen sleek
looking animals grazing on the sward,
unrestricted by such signs as "keep off
the grass," and "don't touch the flowers." Inside he makes inquiries and
is informed that the city council has
ordered cow proof, self closing gates,
aB it is feared the animals may get inside the building some day aud devour
the green baize tables and city archives.
The stranger jumps into a carriage
and is driven down Columbia Btreet to
the crescent, which he finds inhabited
by two or three bands of cattle and a
dozen wild horses. Looking down on
to the railroad track he sees the express train dodging cows, but the animals take things very coolly, ovidently
assured that they have the first right
of way. Proceeding to the upper part
of the eity, cattle are the principal objects on the landscape. In vacant lots,
orchards, flower and vegetable gardens,
on the highways and by-ways, in fact
everywhere are cattle to seen, and the
tinkling of the enchanting cow bell
sounds loud in his ears and drowns the
noise provoked by the ruth and whirl
of commercial enterprise in the lower
part of the city. And when the
stranger leaves the city bewildered by
all he hat seen, he comes to the conclusion thet he must have visited one
of the countries described by Gulliver,
where man is the servant and animals
the master.
Threshing   Machine
L  Machine, nearly new, (or sale cheap.
-.operator and hone-power complete, on
traeks.-Apply to _____
wJlySmS North Arm, B. C.
15 Serjeant's Inn, Fleet Street,
The Business of ALLSOP ft MASON has
been merged ln the above Company and
will be carried on by the Oompany (rom
this date as a general Land Investment
and Insuranoe Agency.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage at Low
Rates. Town Lois and Farming Lands
(or Sale on easy terms.
i  Vl8tKla.fi.Ci-biylMbiiW! -ffjlri
for Infants and Children.
' "Castorlalssowell adapted to children that I Castoria cures Colic, Constipation,
Ul So. Oxford Et, Brooklyn, N. T.   I WttSout injurious medication.
Thb Cehtaub Company, 77 Murray Street, N. Y,
Jas. Ellard i Co
Pell, Rice Coil-spring gMcLaughlan
MMMU «__-«_-• M _B_ Si
Democrat and Express Wagons!
AW The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia."^
dwa^    _R.eicl db Oixx-rie-
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
A full line ol Spectacles A Eye-Classes In tteel, robber, illver tie gold
frames.  The finest febblei made, M perpalrt ell sights raited.
Speoial attention given to FINE WATOH REPAIRS. Having learn.,, the
buiineu thoroughly from tome of tho finest Horologers In England, and since then
managed the watoh-repalrlng departments of a few of the best firmt on the oonti.
nentof Amerioa, Is a sufficient guarantee of good workmanthlp. Formerly mana-
ger for nearly 8 yean of the well-known firm of Savage k Lyman, Montreal,
1^*_i_I_,'_lo*%.-Mr. F. Crake.-Andw. Robertion, _«., ChMrman of
Montreal Harbor Commlsslonen, sayi: "I never found a Watohmaker who did to
well for me at you did when in Montreal, and I am urry you are not here to-day.
Foundry iMachineWorks
works have much pleasure lu notifying their friends and the publle that they
are now prepared to receive and promptly
exeoute uny orders for work In their line
with which they may be favored.
Mechanical Manager.
Vancouver, B.C., 8th May, 1888.
-f-Tlioy aro not only made of tlio
Choicest Tobacco 'but thoy are of
Home Manufacture, ami should bo
patronized by all good oitizens.
W,M. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
Dominion Lands.
JL Pre-emption or for rent of Mining or
Grazing Lnnd, or buying Farm, Mining
or any land from the Dominion Government,
But pay ln SORIP &nd save a
large discount.
Scrip can be obtained In large or small
quantities from
I 0
<SC   CO.
The Columbian Printing Estabmshmbnt has first-lass faoMties for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelope!, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodgers,
Prioe Lists, &«.   Pri"8*" will be foupd as low as at any other offlos where
first-stow wk h -to-*
Real  Estate,
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Ladies, Attention!
cutting - a self-Instructor that can he
used by a man or woman and give a perfect lit. The agents for tho system invite
the Ladies of B. C. lo call and examine
scale or sond for terms, _c.
„ „   , Columbia Streot,
wJlySml NewWestminster.
O pose applying to the Ohief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission
to purchase a pieco of lnnd 20 chains wide
and 80 chains long in Section 21, Township No. 6, New Westminster District,
being south of and nil loiulnc my farm on
Boundary Bay, conlalnlnglllO acres, more
or less. WM. B. SKINNER,
_ . . „ Per Wm. H. Ladxer.
Dated Now Westminster,
June 11,1889. wjel2m2
Fruit Trees,
Ornamental Trees*
Small Fruits,
And GARDEN STOCK on hand in grent
Everything fl.Kt-olasB nnafumlfihod iu
good sliaoff.
-fits, K-nU 15 ots. for valuable 80-page Descriptive Catalogue with (i beautiful colored plutes.  Price Lints sent free.
dwdel6tc Port Hammond, B. C.
Plants for Sale!
Douglas Street Nursery.
all tho leading varieties of
Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries.
SMALL FRUITS of every description.
Donqticls, -IVrealhH and Crosses made
to order,
ddwnpsyl P. LATHAM;
Cor. Columbia and Church Sis.
New Westminster, Brit. Col.
Monuments, Headstones & Tablets
In Marble or Granite of Best Quality.
N. B.—Just received—the finest assortment of Scotch Granite Monuments ever
seen n British Columbia, which will be
sold fit prices putting competition out of
the question.
dwmh2!yl ALEX. HAMILTON' PsOP.
Real Estate Brokers aud
Financial Agents.
Confederation Lift A asoolatlon of
Boyal and Lancashire Fire Insurance Companies.
•..Valuable Lots tor sale ln the City
and District of Westminster; and choice
Lots ln the City of Vancouvor.
Persons wishing to buy or sell city or
rural property should communicate with
Offices: Bnntt of B.O. building, opposite
posLoflice, Westminster, and Hustings St.,
Vancouver. dwapioto
Importers and Dealers ln
Puyallup Nursery I
Grown in the famous Hop Region of Puy-
ailup and Whito River Valleys.
**_-_, OVER ONE MILLION •_£■(*
TOSS of Grass and Clover Seed.
TONI of Choice Seed Potatoes (lOkinds)
TONS of Choicest Vegetable Seeds.
 SEASON 1889 ft 1890.	
Enough tor Dealers,  Enough for Planters •
New revised List nnd Prices lust out.
Don't fool younelf by not sending for lt
(mmeiitelclj/ and learn whut Is grown and
to be had elose at home. Catalogue free
to all. J. M. OGLE. _
wjetmo Puyallup, WaBh.Ter.
Asd transact all Bnslneu relating to
Real Estate.
london Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Fire Inmrance Go. of
London ui Lancuhlre life Assur-
•nee Go.
Guton Insurance Otllce, Id. (Marine)
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St., Victoria
Miry Street, New Wettmlntter, B.C.
London and Lancashire Fire and
British Umpire Lift Insnrane*
How Westminster Building Society.
Accountant's office, Dtoeue tt N.W.
Oity Auditors, IMA, Ull and ISM.
and other monetary transactions.
Havo leveral good Investments on their
books, and all ntw comers will do well to
call before doing buiinoM elsewhere.


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