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The British Columbian, Weekly Edition Jun 26, 1889

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Weekly British Columbian.
Wednesday Horning, Jane M,
j    Speaking of the hale old age and
continued aotivity and public useful-
I ness of such men as Sir John Macdonald  and  Oliver Mowat, in our
own Dominion, and plain Mr. Gladstone and Prince Von Bismarck, in
' the old world, an  exchange   makes
i the following very appropriate comments : How is it  that some men,
I chiefly those who have stood prominently before  the  public for many
j years, remain young in spite of their
' old age?   They have not found the
fountain of  perennial  youth, nor
have   they been  introduced to the
elixir  of  life.   Yet in a measure
they have really made a discovery.
| Ihey have learned that the employment  of  the powers of mind and
body is  actually conducive to   long
,life.   No greater mistake is mado by
the   masses than when they accept
•'the' idea that a prolonged life can
Loe secured by hard labor during the
earlier years, and   by absolute idleness   from  the time the fortune is
made   until  the   end.   Thousands
have  tried  this  programme,  and
have  succeeded  up to the point at
.'.which  the period of  inactivity be-
I jgins.   But from  that out life has
'been a dismal failure,   The divorce
of  the mind from its usual occupations   hus  paralized   it, aud   with
lrooping mental powers hus come a
collapse of the entire system.   The
experience of mankind is, In short,
'hat work—not excessive labor, but
continuous reasonable effort—helps
-»  keep  the vital spark alive.   A
'recent writer puts  the vase thus:
'The long livers are actually those
who maintain  intellectual activity
uid   hard work to the last."   It is
<io be remembered though that work,
like food, sleep, and other agencies,
must   be  taken in moderation; it
'must   be  tempered   by seasons for
rest and recuporation.   A treadmill
iixistenco is a sure road to an early
lemise. It may not be necessary
ictually to become inactive in order
lso recover. Effort, directed into a
j few channel, and bringing faculties
hat are ordinarily unused into operation, is rest, By those, therefore,
who wish to be long in the land the
fospel of labor muat be heard, for
,he idle are not only introduced to
nischiof, according to the old hymn,
ut to unnatural and therefore to
inhealthy and death-dealing condi-
On Wednesday night Mrs. Boyd and
diss Thompson, accompanied by A.
tymnnds and John Gillespie, left
Myth, Ont., for parts unknown. Mrs.
Joyd leaves a husbaud and six small
hildren behind her,
I       Children Cryfor
According to a correspondent of
the London Times, a most interesting discussion has recently been
going on in China over the statistics
of Protestant missionary work in
that country, published last January
in the Chinese Recorder. There
are, it seems, forty different Protestant bodies in the Held, und some
of them have been there for very
many years. The Reccrder's figures
indicate, however, that it is not tho
oldest nor the strongest of these
organizations that can show the best
results, and this is what has given
rise to the controversy. The China
Inland Mission, for example, whioh
is the largest, having 316 missionaries and 130 native helpers, is
credited with 2,415 communicants
and 153 pupils in its schools; whereas the northern brunch of the
American Presbyterian Mission,
with only 102 missionaries and 107
native helpers, has 3,788 communicants and 2,352 pupils. The Methodist Episcopal Mission nud tlm
London Missionary Society, with
still smaller corps of workers, hnvo
3,903 communicants and 1,288 pupils, and 3,695 communicants and
1,987 pupils respectively. Again,
the Canadian Presbyterian Mission,
with only ten missionaries and fifty-
two native helpers, has 2,650 communicants and 318 pupils. This
latter body, therefore, it is pointed
out, although it began work in
China only in 1871, has 265 communicants for each missionary,
while the China Inland Mission has
only eight. This, as an eastern exchange comments, is a record of
which the Presbyterian Church in
Oanada may well bo proud, even
although, as tho Times' correspondent says, statistics in such cases arc
not au absolutely safe guide. Tho
discussion, which has taken placo on
this subject will probably have tlm
effect, thinks the Mail, of stimulating each of the competitors in the
field to greater exertion, but even
though it should not do so, it will
have done good by calling attention
to the terrible waste of strength
caused by Protestant divisions in
the mission field. Each of the forty
Protestant missionary organizations
in China is working, almost without
exception, in total independence of
the others, without any attempt at
division of labor, such as characterizes the work of the different Roman
Catholic orders. The representatives of each church are diligently
striving to impress their own particular doctrines and system upon
the Ohinese, and there is conflict
even between different branches of
the various churches. The state of
affairs has been well described by
the veteran missionary, Dr. Alexander Williamson. Speaking of the
waste of force in Chinese missionary
enterprise, he says: "Wo have
throo branches of the Episcopal
Church, eight different sects of
Presbyterians, two Baptists, besides
several other minor bodies, all acting independently of each other; and
in addition to these we have the
Inland Mission, many of whose
members belong to our own denomination, but tbe bulk of whom disclaim creeds and systems; and unless the leaders of that mission receive special, guidance from God it
will become neither more nor less
than another sect" This is division
of labor certainly, but it is not the
sort of division that is calculated to
bring about the best possible results.
Dr. Williamson describes the Pro-
tostatit army in China as going "to
war at a woful, shattered, tattered,
sorry disadvantage," and he adds :
"Something must be done, ln our
present divided state we will never
Christianize China. Never 1" Should
not these emphatic words, concludes
the Mail, contain a suggestion for
those who are hoping for, and striving to bring about, Christian union *
Union of the various churches in
missionary enterprise would undoubtedly bo attended with magnificent results in the mission field,
Might ic not also be a comparatively
easy but most important step in the
direction of union at home 1"
It is often asserted in the United
States that British gold ia sent over
to that country to influence elections.
No proof has ever been given of the
assertion, which is well understood
to be merely a campaign fiction.
It has just come to light, however,
that some British gold was really
sent across the ocean a few days
ago, The amount was £7,500, and
it was contributed by the members
of the London Stock Exchange for
the relief of the sufferers by the
Johnstown disaster.—-Mail.
Pitcher's Castoria;
Press Despatches.
Ohioaoo, June 18.—The Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company recorded a mortgage to day in
the county clerk's offices for $150,000,-
000 to tho United Stales Ti'uBt Company, of New York. The mortgage is
executed for the purpose of taking up
all other indebtedness of the road,
leaving the Trust Company the sole
creditor, in order to secure a lower
rate of interest, thus Baving a large
amount of money annually, nnd for the
further object of double tracking betweon Riven points and other needed
improvements. The Railroad Oompany gives every particle "f itB property lo the United Stales Trust Company.
Berlin, June 18.—Railway traffic
suffered severely in many parts of Germany yestordsy frnm a teriffio hail
storm which prevailed, anil great damage was done. In a town in Silesia a
procession passing through the Btreets
was overtaken by the storm, and live
of the paradera were killed by lightning and forty others were prostrated
by the shock, but recovered.
Boston, Juue 19.-Official state
ment for tho Union Pacific for April.
Tin- entire system including lines in
which tlio company has a half interest,
allows gross earnings of 82,763,709;
decrease from the same mouth list
year $44,020. Net earnings 8895,054;
decrease §376,030. For tho fuur
months ending April 30th., groes earnings 810,259,945; decrease 81,904,309.
Net earnings 82,805,373, decrease
Chicago, June 19,—The grand jury
to-day presented an indictment against
Marshal Delaney, alias Martin Burke,
charging him with the murder of Dr.
Oronin, Tho indictment is on two
counts, the first being fur lhe unqualified charge of murder, and the
second for alleged conspiracy to do
murder. Tile indictment also names
Frank Woodruff, Dan Ooughlin, P.
O'Sullivan, and other unknown persons as conspirators. When the indictment waB handed to Judge Shepard
he glanced at it, then handed it to the
clerk, who at once retired to Olerk
Gilbert's office lo make out the final
papers necessary for taking proceedings to extradite Bruke, who is now
in jail at Winnipeg. Immediately after returning the indictments the
grand jury resumed session and examined J. D. Bsggerty, who said that
Alex. Sullivan stated to him in 1885
that Cronin wub a dangerous man to
have in Irish organisations, and should
bn got rid of in some manner.
IIahrisiiurg, Pa., June 19.—Late
returns indicate that the majority in'
the stale against prohibition is nearly
two hundred thousand. The prohibition lenders say ihey will not abandon the tight against the liquor traffic,
and will at once reorganize a new cam
paign basis on which will be not to
vote for any man for office from town
constable to president of United States
who is not opunly pledged in advance
to prohibition.
Jersey City, N. J., June 19.—Fire
started to-day in Wallace's machine
shops and spread to three buildings
adjacent, all of which were gutted.
Loss ou buildings 870,000. The loss
on machinery aud tools is heavy.
Paris, June 19.—The report that
Adelina Patti is seriously ill is untrue;
it is Oarlotla Patti.
Pittsrcro, June 19.—The second
section of No 9 mail westbound on
the Pittsburg, Cincinnati & St, Louis
railway jumped the track across the
river from Steubonville, Ohio, abnui
11 o'clock thiB morning. Several
coaches were wrecked, two persons
killed and seven injured.
Washinoton, June 19.—Socretary
Tracey hus received the following despatch: The Constellation went ashore
yosterday inside Capo Henry Light,
in a fog. She is now afloat. Injury
not serious, must proceed to navy yard
to-day j ull well.
New York, Juno 19.—Tho combination of big operations in cattle and
driod meat in this city and in Liverpool, London, Glasgow and othor English cities, has beon perfected and will
be known as "Eastman's limited," with
a capital of 04,500,000, of which two
millions is 8 per cunt, cumulative preferred shares ol 850, and the balance
ordinary $50 sharos paying sixteen per
cent. Lord Grevillo, James John
Thompson and six other prominent
Englishmen are tho London directors
of the new Trust; the New York board
of management is composed of George
0. Williams, president, Chemical
National Bank, T. 0. and J. Eastman.
More than the total capital had been
applied for on Juno 8, when the subscription books closed.
Brooklyn, N. Y., June 19.—Laat
night Dr. Courcey, of the health department, notified Deputy Health
Commissioner Dr. Young, that a man
whose illness was surprisingly like yellow fever was lying sick at 137 Hancock street. Dr. Courcey called at
tho number given found there Dr. R.
W. H. Dunosn, surgeon of the Pacifio
Mail S. S. Colon, who waa evidently
suffering that dread disease. Courcey
had the patient removed to an room
and completely isolated from the rest
of the inmates. Dunosn said he was
stricken with the illness with which
he is suffering whon tire days out
from Aspinwall on the laat voyage. 1
When the Colon arrived at New York'
; he was taken in a carriage to Brooklyn
( bridge and made the rest of tho journey
! to the house in which he now is by
: means of tlie bridgo and stroet car.
Winnipeg, June 19.—Burke, the
Irishman arrested hero on suspicion of
being one of Dr Cronin's murderers,
is reported to have made a cleun breast
of thu whole affair to the Winnipeg
chief of police.
Dublin, June 19,—The mayor of
Belfast cabled General Hastings nt
Johnstown to draw upon him for £600
as an installment of the citizens relief
fund for the Cimemaugh flood sufferers.
London, June 19,—The race for
the royal hunt cup at Ascot to-day
wss won by Whiteleg,, Veracity sec
ond, Lnbesse Dogouerre third.
Johnstown, Pa., Juno 20.—The
strike among laboring men here
fairly on this morning. There are not
1,000 men at work. Dissatisfaction
is spreading to other workmen. Overbearing bosses, and short rations, for
which the men are made to pay liberally, are the grievances.
Johnstown, Pa., June 20.—A
largely attended meoting of strikers
»as held tins morning and a committee
of 20 was appointed -u confer with the
men at work and find out the exact
number in sympathy with the Btrike.
Tliis committee will report to another
meeting to he held ut noon. Three
car loads of Italians arrived this morning. The committee persuaded thein
not to work.
Providence, June 20.—Rhode Island is voting on the prohibition
amendment to-dny. A victory like
that m Pennsylvania is anticipated by
the "Wets."
San Francisco, Juno 20.—A short
time ago the Thetis brought from
Alaska a small quantity of cedar,
which was tested at Mare Island yes.
tenlay us io its qualities for boat building lt has great flexibility, nnd its
imperviousnesB to wuter were especially noticed during the test.
Sacramento, June 20.—The suit of
Lottie Lee, a 15 year old colored girl,
against Washington Shepperd, also
colored, and sixty, years of age, for
$2,000 for betrayal, resulted last uight
in a verdict for tho plaintiff fur one
tenth of ihat sum.
San Francisco, June 20.—A suit
was nrought to-day which involves the
title to a large portion of San Francisco. A representative of the old
Spanish Castro family sues the oity for
possession of all the land between the
Presidio reservation, the Bay, Franklin and Vnlleyo streets, seven hundred
and fourteen blocks in all. Plaintiff
claims that this land waa a Spanish
grant to the Castro family.
Omaha, Neb., June 20.— The controversy between the Union Paciiic
and ils engineers, over wages, is growing worse and a general Btrike seems
iuovitable. Manager Kimball asked
that the matter be submitted to arbitrate n, hut the engineers after a conference decided there was nothing to
arbitrate. Mr. Kimbell then asked
the engineers to defer action until he
could hear from Vice-President Hol-
cmnb, who is at Portland, Oregon.
UnleiB a favorable answer is received
to-day the engineers will ask Chief
Arthur to order a general strike on the
entire system.
Ashland, Wis., June 20.—In the
liteial sense of the term, a through
line will he completed in a few days
between Chicago and the Pacific coast.
To-day work was begun by the Northern Pacific rond on the connecting
link of track uniting the terminus of
its leased lines, the Wisconsin Central,
and itB system here, and within a few
days there will be a continuous line of
railway between the west and east.
Chicago, June 20.—The grand jury
resumed its work this morning. Alex.
Sullivan seems to bu the person that
the tribunal is after now, and hia con-
nei-tioii with the case is being closely
looked into. Stephen Donnelly, the
fust iiitness called, testified that he
had heard Dr, Cronin say that he wbb
almid lhat he was going to be foully
dealt with,
San Francisco, Juno 20.—Tho sir.
Oceanic arrived this morning from
Hongkong in 23' days, nnd Yokohama
in 14 days, 6 hours. The following
advices are received: The Chin Kiang
riots have been settled by a payment ot
about 140,000 taels compensation, of
which the acting British consul received 26,000 taels and the American
consul 21,000 taels.
A Japanese ex-policeman hm been
arrested while on the way to the
Japanese capital with Ihe intention of
assassinating one nf tho new cabinet
officers for a supposed grievance.
Cholera is still epidemic at Manila.
There aro a large number of deaths
Sacramento, Cal., June 20.—An I
earthquake was felt here and in towns
north late last night. No damage ts
Ohioaoo, June 20.—Two hundred
brick makers at Puringtor. and Kimball's yards struck to-day for a recognition of the 8 hours as a day labor.
They will be followed by 2,500 more
men within a few daya, comprising all
brickmskera ln the country.
London, June 20.—Thomas Power
O'Connor testified before the Parnell
coiniuisBion to-day that the turning
point of the agrarian struggle in Ireland waB the improvementa they had
made upon their holdings. Disturbances thereupon began and tenanta
were compelled to combine with Parnell's polioy. Mr. O'Connor had substituted  constitutional agitation for
revolution, and open for secret combination. O'Connor disavowed any
sympathy with crimo whatsoever on
the part of the league or himself.
London, June 20.—At Ascot heath
to-day, a gold cup, valued at 1000
sovereigns with 200 sovereigns for
second, 100 for third, waB added to the
sweepstakes, 20 sovereigns for each
entry, waa won by Warren de la Rives'
chestnut colt, Trayles'; Lord Falmouth's Rada second; Leopold Rothschild's Cotillion third.
St, Petersburg, June 20.—Oatrog,
on the Black Sea, near Odessa, has
been nearly destroyed by lire. A
thousand people are homeless. The
damage is estimated at a million roubles.
London, June 20.—Searle, the Australian oarsman, arrived at Plymouth
this morning by steamer frrm Australia.
Chicago, June 20.—Chief Hubbard
says if Bnrke, under arrest at Winnipeg, is the Martin Burko he wants,
they have one of the murderers. A
story is current to tho effect that a man
has been found who declares that
Burke revealed part of the plot to him
in endeavoring to induce him to be-
comu a party to it. Burke used every
cent lie could get to seoure liquor, and
in a maudlin condition told him all
about the scheme to take Dr. Cronin's
life. The plot, as Burke gave it in the
man, differed widely from the way the
murder was carried out. A portion of
the session of the grand jury to-day
was occupied in the taking of evidence,
showing that as far back as 1883. Dr.
Cronin had stated to intimate friends
that his life was in danger and that if
anything happened to him Timothy
Orenn should be held responsible.
Timothy is now dead. Rumors are
current to-night that iceman Sullivan
is on the eve of making a confession.
This afternoon lie made a request that
he be removed to the boyB' quarters of
the jail, an isolated portion of the
building, and it was granted. The jail
officials believe this move is preparatory to a squeal and that the prisoner
will unbosom himself before many
Providence, R. I., June 20.—With
four towns to hear from, Rhode Island
votes to repeal the prohibitory amendment, 23,970; against repeal, 8,675.
This is about 4400 more than three-
fifths of the vote required to repeal the
amendment. The total vote in to-day's
election in the state was 28,449 for the
repeal of the prohibitory amendment
and 9853 against the repeal. The
amendment is therefore repealed by
5469 more than is required—three-
fifths of total vote. The amendment
was adopted in 1886 by a vote of 16,-
113 to 9230.
Winnipeg, Man., June 21,—Burke
was arraigned this morning on chsrge
of the murder of Dr. Cronin. The
judgo set the case for Wednesday next.
Winnipeg, June 21.—Kah Kiewiah,
chief of the Wabeguon tribe, Bent a
cable meiaage to the Prince ef Wales
last night, complaining that the white
men are cutting timber on the shores
of Eagle Lake, which is part of the
Wabegoon reservation, and urging him
to arrange to put an end to the depredation.
Elgin, Neb,, June 21.—About midnight last night a man named Nick
Foley shot and instantly killed Mrs.
Pomeroy Clark, residing 3 miles northeast of this place, and slightly woundod her husband. Foley was in love
with Miss Effie Riggs, sister of Mrs.
Olark, but she rejected his attentions.
About midnight he entered the house
and meeting Olark shot him in the
side, Clark then threw him down
stairs. Procuring a ladder Foley
climbed up to the window and shot
Mrs. Clark through the head. He
then fired several more shots at Clark
and Miss Riggs, but without effect,
and going to the stable took a valuable
mare and fled A posae of citizens is
alter him. He will be lynched if
San Francisco, Juno 21.—W. 0.
Van Horne, president of the 0. P. R.,
ia expected to arrive from Tacoma in a
fow days. A well known railroad man,
commenting to-day on Ihe conference
betwoen van Hume and Villard at
Tacoma last Tuesday, and the report
that the Canadian Pacific is willing to
withdraw as a competitor from the
Noiihwest and Puget Sound if the
Northern Pacific ceases its aggressions
in Manitoba, said: "A bargain of
that character is too much in favor of
the foreign line. Ita competition on
Puget Sound business cannot hurl Ihe
Villard line materially, whilo with his
line from St. Paul to Winnipeg and
the extensions he contemplates from
the latter plaoe he will secure an immense amountof businoss in Mai"' »
Besides the scheme is hardly practicable. One of the roads from Seattle
into British Columbia will be built,
and the Oanadian Pacific is not going
to turn up ita nose at business it will
get from it, no matter how small in
Ohioaoo, June 21.—Lecaron, the
British spy who testified against Parnell before the Parnell commission,
was last night tried by his comrades
of Winfield S. Hancock nost, No. 560,
grand army of Ihe republic, and summarily dismissed from the G. A. R.
The charges against him wero that he
waB unworthy of being a comrade of
the other members. The trial was
brought about by his testimony given |
in the Parnell case.
Helena, Mont, June 21.—The
bodiea of twu men, a middle aged
woman and two young girls, all shot in
the baok except the youngest girl, wise
had been strangled, have been fonnd
in the Judith country about 150 miles
north of Helena. Everything Inr
which the bodies might be identified
had been destroyed. The victims am
supposed to have been emigrants either
Frum Iowa or Illinois.
San Francisco, June 21. — Bx-
Policeman J. W. Wallace, who shot
and killed Geo. H. Rice, a dive keeper,
on Tuesday night, has been charge*
with murder by the coroner's jury.
Santa Barbara, Cala., June 21. —
About 9 o'clock this morning Jas. JL
Henderson, 24 yeara of age, who haa
been living here about ayear, shot aaa*.
and seriously wounded Mrs. Kate
Andonague, keeper of a boarding
house, and then killed himself Imt
blowing out his brains. Henderson,
who has been leading a dissipated **-
istunce, had aaked Mra. Andonegee,
whose husband deserted her a long
time ago, to marry him, and on her
refusal shot her. She may recover.
New York. June 21.—Wm. T.
Howard, convicted recently in the
electric sugar refining case, was sen-
tenced to 9 years 7 months imprisonment in the state prison.
Murphy, Cal., June 21.—A cutting
scrape occuired between two miners
on Stanislaus river last night, resulting in Thos. Dunster being fatally
stabbed by George Marks. Marm
gave himself up claiming to have actei
in self defence.
Prescott, Ariz., Juno 21.—Judge
Wright to-day sentenced the following;
persons to the territorial prison:—Dan
Harwick, Wm. Stiren and James Hal-
fird, who robbed the express train on
the A. & P. in April last, each 25
Reading, Pa., June21.—C. Spreckles has informed the board of trade
that he will build a sugar mill here if
the surrounding fanners will plant
fifty thousand acres with sugar beets.
A vigorous endeavor will be made te
secure the enterprise here.
Lancaster, June 21.—The condition of Gen. Siiuiin Cameron to-day is
reported about the same although at
noon he was resting somewhat easier.
His entire right side is paralysed. The
general was in bed when the stroke
came. He is conscious of surroundings. Physicians are in constant attendance.
Johnstown, June 21.—John Kerns,
of Bellefunt, Pa, was assaulted and
robbed last night in Cambria city. He
was found this morning lying in the
street unconscious, and was taken t*
the hospital. Full particulars of the
assault are uot learned. The physicians say the injuries are very serious.
Nearly $1,000,000 in wages were paid
out this morning to the employes df
the Cambria Iron Co., in payment far
wages due for two weeks previous to
the flood. At that time the company
had 6000 names on the pay roll. Today 3600 answered to their namea. Jt
is known almost to a certainty that
1000 employees lost their lives in the
flood. The employees of the Gautier
Steel Co. were also paid to-day.
About $54,000 in wages due the first
two weeks of May was distributer*,
among the employees. This company
employed 1200 men: 700 answered to
their names to-day. About 150 of the
employees are among those lost in the
Shanghai, June 21.—A fire which
lasted four whole days has destroys-i
the half of the important town of La-
chan, in the province of Sze Ohuen.
The inhabitants were compelled to Bee
for their lives, and it is estimated tbat
no less than 1200 were killed, most of
them being crushed to death while attempting to escape through the narrow
and crooked streets. There are 10,-
000 people homeless. A fund hia
been started for their relief.
Vienna, June 21.—A Serious list
the outcome of strikes in that region,
has occurred at Kladro, Bohomia. The
strikers defied the gen d'armes and the
lattor were compelled to fire seven!
volleys into the mob before it could be
dispersed. Two of the rebellious
miners were killed and two west
wounded. Further trouble is feared,
and three battalions of infantry have
been sent to the scene.
Female BvanaelUI.
Mrs. Wheaton, a female evangelist,
arrived from the sound ou Monday
evening. She ia accompanied by •
young lady, formerly a variety actress
of San Francisco, who wbb rescued
from evil ways by a philanthropist. It
is Mrs. Wheston's custom immediately
after visiting a prison to hold street
services, and in this work she is always
accompanied by the Magdalen. The
lady claims she is working for the Lonl
and does not care for money, and that
she is always provided for at theae
meetings. Mrs. Wheaton is best contented when visiting penitentiaries in
which are incarcerated the more hardened prisoners. She was the spiritual
adviser of Goldenscn, the San Franoisco murderer, and the evangelist
claims that her homely way of illustrating the Bible prepared the slayer
of hiB sweetheart for the unknown
hereafter. Mrs. Wheaton haa juat
come from the Walla Walla penitentiary, whero Bhe spent several weeks
leading devotional exercises in the
Edward Kelly, checker champion,
aocepts the challenge of O. T. Davia,
of St. Paul, for a match of twenty
games of checkers iu Winnipeg for
$200 a side. VOLUME 34
nimnnnmniT—* "——«*-"■*"*«"
NO. 20.
Weekly E'ritish Columbian
Woaues-lnj' Morning, June 90. ISSS.
Thero is a great deal of the "pig
5n thu poke" business about the
practical workings of those specious
deadfalls, matrimonial agencies, as
exemplified among our ingenious
and enterprising American cousins,
and the unfortunate "better half of
inaation." generally gets left every
time. The story of Mrs. Emily
(Jnion's experience in the matri-
•annial agency line, through which
she sought a husband, should be
•asfficient, says tlie New York
Graphic, to deter uny woman from
jWloiving that course in seeking a
■aimilar alliance. The matrimonial
agent professes to examine closely
into the character, social standing
and financial ability of all persons
"booked" with him, whothor male or
female. Mrs. Guion's case, whicli is
■ot different from thnt of a number
of others that have come into court,
appears to bear evidence to tho fact
that a precious lot of scamps are
"booked," who simply pay the neces
aery fees and are then prepared to
Bake a confidence game raid on any
■womun with n little money who is
-foolish enough to think that she can
lecuro an honest husband through
an agency, lt is not wholly certain,
bot it is probable, that around some
dE these agencies thero are regular
gangs of confidence men, who "stand
in" with the munnger to work their
■schemes on half-witted women who
iave a little money. Mrs. Guion
yaud fifty dollars for an introduction
to a Montana horse-thief, who borrowed §1,000 of her and fled to
parts unknown. She sued the
■agency and thus became acquainted
■with a lawyer named Munday, who
meats to have been not merely Monday but all the. days of the week.
Meanwhile she got another "introduction" to a man named Keating,
win had a fortune of $200,000
awaiting him in Ireland, to secure
which he needed a few dollars to
take him abroad. Munday examined Keating's claims, recommended
the widow to give Keating money
to go after his fortune, hut advised
Hut he himself be sent along to see
that everything was all right. The
trusting widow of forty gave Mun
•by a check for $2,000 on a trust
ennpany, but of which he was to
take $500 for the expenses of the
trip. She got $150 of the amount
lack by persistent endeavor. This
is the story on which she sued Mun
-lay. As a settlement was effected
'tlie truth of the matter is not likely
to appear in print. But enough is
known and shown to prove a warning to all women to keep away from
■matrimonial agencies. They am a
-good medium for confidence men to
■eperate through, but they ure in no
wise respectable or decent or
. The Winnipeg Commercial isn't
going to permit any wrong inipres-
asons to go abroad uncorrected as to
the exact attitude and sentiment,
post, present, and future, of the
•tardy, honest Manitobans towards
tiie C.P.R. philanthropists—and it
is right. A few days ago, says the
Commercial of the date of Juno
17th, the morning Free Press reported an interview with Mr.W.O.Vnn
Home, president of the Canadian
Pacifio Railway Co., said to have
taken place at Winnipeg after the
magnate had been driving through
(southern Manitoba looking ubout
the location of the proposed Souris
fa-anch of the company. From this
interview it would seem that Mr.
Van Home had found every man
Sbe met with in his Manitoba raui-
We3 to bo resting in sweet satisfaction and contentment with the present and prospective railway situation in the prairie province. On
only one point did Mr. Van Horno
■find any dissatisfaction, and that
was of tlio people with themselves
for their past action towards Mr.
Van Homo and his road. The
brilliant nnd self-complacent president of the O.P.R. did not say that
be was mot by deputation after deputation of Manitoba farmers, clothed
in sackcloth and ashes because of
their sins against the C.P.B. and its
monopoly. The president and goneral manager did insinuate, however,
-that he saw sorrow and shamed faces
amori!-, thoso he met with, and doubtless from tho tear cornered eyes he
J»held, he felt certain that the great
majority of tho people of the province had truly repented of tho course
they had taken two years ago against
arailway monopoly. The Commercial
continues-: Tho changeableness of
human sympathy is n theme upon
which moralists, philosophers and
even politicians frequently dilate. It
does not, however, como frequently
into play with tliu railway man.
Still Mr. Van Horno cannot havo
ibeen otherwise than deeply touched
-when he noted the tearful penitence
and sympathy whioh mot him, as lie
Mid throughout the province, and
compared it with the feelings manifested by a southern Manitoba delegation, who waited on him somewhat
ewer two yeais ago, urging his con
sideration of the interests of the
people by extending the Deloraine
branch to the provincial boundary,
and he with tho courtesy peculiar to
himself, extended the gracious reply
of: "Tho peoplo be damn'd." He
certainly had ample scope for studying the changeableness of human
sympathy, and had an equally good
opportunity to study the comparative effects of overbearing insolence
to a community, compared with
courtesy, even when circumstances
compel tbe unwilling display of the
latter. It is to bo hoped Mr. Van
Home has studied and profited in
both respects. When a people follow a decided course, which is dictated by a desire for profit, once
their end is gained, there is also an
end to all strong feeling ovor the
mutter. It is only when some
empty sentimental question is thus
forced thut strong feeling continues
after its settlement. This is the
case with Manitobans, now that,
they have secured what they have
so long struggled for, and they have
no desire to retain any hard feelings
against the C.P.B. Oompany. They
cun even afford to overlook the insults and abuse received from the
president of the company, and ox-
tend to him a courteous reception,
to which his conduct in the past
does not entitle him. But Mr. Van
Horne after all has probably confounded his treatment of the Manitoba peoplo with their treatment of
him, If he cannot see it, outsiders
can, that with officials of the C.P.B.,
from himself downward, there is
now an extent of courtesy unknown
in tho days of railway monopoly.
Competition no doubt compels this
courtesy to some extent, even from
Mr. Van Homo. However it is
ungenerous to thus allow him no
credit for a change for tho better in
his manners, and we will admit that
he is beginning to learn, (if it is possible for one so stubborly egotistical
to learn anything), that there is
some truth in the old saying of flies
being more easily caught with mo
lasses than vinegar.
The dastardly murder of Dr. Cronin, in Chicago recently, has been
pretty well fixed upon emissaries of
the secret Irish organization known
as the Clan-na-Gael. This nefarious
society is one of the wheels within
the great circle of Irish agitation in
America and at home, but the ohariot
of Irish freedom would make far
better progress without such false
aids. Dr. Cronin himself was an
enthusiastic worker along honorable
lines for the great ends whioh nearly
all Irishmen profess to have in yiew,
and his taking away will be a loss to
the Irish cause, while the diabolical
manner and motive of it cannot fail
to bo a serious set-back, unless all
true Irishmen hasten to disavow the
slightest connection or sympathy
with the villainous perpetrators, and
do their utmost to bring them to
speedy justice. Dr. Cronin, it appears, know something of the dark
doings of the Clan-na-Gael, and that
heathenish society, fitter for the
dark ages and semi-savagery than
the nineteenth century and free,
enlightened America, determined to
add another foul blot to its black
record, in the "removal" of an innocent man, on the theorv, presumably,
that "dead men tell no tales." Never
was a falser proposition, however,
for ever since Cain slew his brother
Abel the blood of murdered innocence has cried from the ground, and
will continue to do so. The sooner
the Irish cause is purged from such
abominations as its Clan-na-Gaels,
its fonianism, and its O'Donovan
Eossas, tho better for the cause.
The Medical Age says that the
most frequent fault of the brain
worker is excessive application to
work. The most intonse and fatiguing of toils is pursued almost
uninterruptedly, food is neglected,
and the claims of exercise and sloop
are but imperfectly admitted. Two
hours' exercise in the open air, daily,
is probably a minimum, and might
prudently be exceeded. The brain
worker must live sparingly rattier
than luxuriantly, ho must prefer the
lighter classes of food to the heavier,
and he must be very prudent in the
use of alcohol. Tobacco and tun nro
apt lo be favorites with hiin, unci
their immoderate use may requiio to
be guarded against. It is a nice
question whether he needs moro or
less sleep than other men. Mnny
men of genius are light sleepers,
probably in some cases a misfortune,
but there seems some ground for the
notion that more than a moderate
indulgence in sleep is unfavorable
to successful mental effort. A com-
menter upon this subjoct says that
mental effort causos waste of tissue
elements quite as much ns bodily
exertion, and this demands a full
supply of food. What with dyspepsia and absence of appetite, the results of deficient exercise, and the
influence of preconceived ideas as to
the use or disuse of special articles
of food, the brain worker is very apt
to receive . too little nutrimont to
mako up for the waste. Especially
this   tho  case when he, uncon
sciously, perhaps, replaces food by
the use of tobacco, tea, alcohol, or
opium. Some advise to go supper-
less to bed. This, most medical
authorities of the duy think is a
wrong notion. It is a fruitful source
of insomnia and neurasthenia. Tho
brain becomes exhausted by its
evening work, and demands 'rest and
refreshment of its wasted tissues,
not by indigestible salads and "fried
abominations," but by somo nutritious, easily digested and assimilated
articles. A bowl of stalo bread and
milk, of rice, or some other farinaceous food, with milk or hot soup,
would be more to tho purpose. Any
of these would insure a sound night's
sleep, from whicli the man would
awaken refreshed.
Becontly old Vesuvius, it is stat
ed, has been more active thon usual.
Numerous convulsions in the interior havo resulted in the rending
and then the collapse of the last now
cone nt the mountain. Wo are so
used, tho Naples correspondent of
the Loudon Daily News says, to
these changes at the extreme sum
mit thut it is no new thing to see
from Naples that the point of the
active crater has fallen in, and the
top of the mountain has been reduced to the flatter Bhape whicli is
its normal form. On this occasion
a stream of lava issued from tho
east side of the cone, and was thus
invisible from Naples. It ran about
one-third of tho distance down tho
entire mountain. Signor Scarfoglio,
of the Corriere di Napolio, who repaired to Vesuvius on May 4, to see
the changes wrought by the late
eruption, writes: "The mountain
presented a most magnificent spectacle. A man who had been on the
cone on May 3 said that he felt the
vibration of the mountain so much
that he becamo sick, and he declares
that the motion was accompanied
by subterranean thunder. The lava
and ashes which fell in obstructed
the mouth of the crater, causing it
to split at the base of the latest cone
on the eastern Bide. This new opening is about sixty feet wide and at
least 1,500 feet long, and descends
in a straight line, like a colossal
ravine, Its depths are hidden by
the sulphurous smoke which ascends
from it. The lava has run along
this ravine for about a mile, dividing into two streams, one of which
has already stopped, while the other
is flowing slowly on, a small column
of smoke indicating its course. It
rolls in the black bed of the old lava,
toward San Giuseppe; but this village is still three miles away from
the fiery stream, and is in no danger.
All shocks of earthquake and explosive sounds have already ceased;
around the broken crater tho lava is
split into larger or smaller crevices,
some almost too wide to leap over.
Smoke issues from the crater in
great abundance, but no more heated
matter is being cast up, and the
opening is closed by debris. Who
knows where the liquid lava within
Vesuvius will find a new outlet"
One thing is certain. The mountain
is much weakened at tho part where
the eruption took place, and tho side
abovo Resina is tho safest." It
would seem from this report, says
the Daily News correspondent, that,
even should tho liquid lava within
Vesuvius rush upward with such
force as it did in 1872, tho region
townrd and around Pompeii would
be in most danger, while tho thickly
inhabited coaBt at Torre del Greco,
Besinn, and Portici would bo safe.
No one can tell whether this last
overflow of lava will be the conclusion of the phase of gentle activity
of thn last few months, or whether
it will be the commencement of a
still moro energetic period.
It is matter for congratulation
that the liquor license by-law has
been satisfactorily disposed of nt last
to nil parties. As will bo seen by
the roport elsewhere of tho council
proceedings, Alderman Curtis'
amendment bylaw was passod last
niglit, und the original by-luw will
now be enforced from and after the
110th of dune next, in all particulars
except in the niatter of tho remitting of half tho license fee for saloons
for the next six months, ns provided
by Alderman Curtis' amendment.
Tho by-law is a good measure as a
whole, and its proper enforcement
(for which the citizens have a guarantee in their mayor and council, if
properly supported) cannot fail to
givo the royal city a higher status
than it has hitherto possessed in
mutters of common morality and
outward decorum, whicli will bo a
distinct gain to the city from a material standpoint oven. Whilo on
tho subject of the by-law, wo would
remark that Alderman Curtis did
himself honor last night by his frank
and ample apology to his worship
Mayor Hendry for the hasty and unintentional personal remarks which
he (Alderman Curtis) had let slip
on the previous meeting night, As
to the liquor license bylaw itself, it
is said that, notwithstanding the
licensed victuallers having been con-
coded what they asked, viz., the
remittance of half the license fee on
btiloons ior six nionihs, ciiuy will
contest the measure on other points.
This is not at all improbable; but
we nre sure tho lurge majority of our
citizens havo como to the conclusion
that it is time the city, for its own
dignity and welfare, took a different
stand on this question than that
which was taken n few years ngo,
when thu humiliating statement was
mud'- in open council that it was
deemed prudent to repeal a Sunday
closing measure for the reason that
the city hud no money to oppose the
contests of the licensed victuallers
in the courts. Westminster fins
taken several large strides sinco
then, and we venture to sny that its
chief magistrate and board of aldermen are now prepared to uphold in
befitting manner the honor of the
city by being responsible for the finnl
enforcement of its statutes, if legal
quibbles should cause some trouble
and expense in the meantime.
That was an interesting discussion
in the Methodist conference, says
the Empire, about tho use by churchmen of the "secular press" for airing
roligious controversy in preference
to the special paper or organ of the
denomination. There were no aspersions cast upon the secular press,
nor was its standing in any way im-
punged, but the impression produced
by reading the sentiments of some
of the speakers was that the daily
paper is not so suitable a medium
for discussing moral and religious
points of difference ns tho regularly
accredited journal of the church.
The idea desired to bo conveyed wus
perhaps, the Empire thinks, that the
daily paper is not so reverential as it
might be, that an article on a religious topic would, from its environments, carry Ices weight thun if addressed to those whose minds wore
devoted for the time being to the
perusal of what a church weekly
contains. A question is involved in
the above not altogether uninteresting to daily newspaper makers as
well as readers, and the Empire
stands up ably for the daily "secular
paper" as the fit and proper—and
most tit and proper—exponent and
medium forthe discussionof all phases
and questions affecting society as a
wholo. Our cotemporary continues
as follows: Well, if such a notion
were entertained by the discussers
of the question at the conference—
and we do not say strictly that it
was—the candid truth is that the
daily papor, full of vitality, dealing
with living issues, "the vory age and
body of the time, its fnrm and pressure," must be the natural recourse
of all who wish their best thoughts
to make the deepest impression.
The denominational press fills its
own sphere, and fills it well. Of
invaluable aid to the particular religious community which it serves, a
church paper has influence beyond
the circle it more definitely addresses ; but even thon its work is
circumscribed, and the controversialist naturally betakos himself to
the paper which reflects his whole
lifo and not the religious phase of it
only. In its own way, and with its
own power, the secular press, so-
called, is doing us earnest a work
for Christian morality, for true principles, for obedienco to the civil
authority, ns those, who under different names, are sincerely laboring to
uplift humanity by encouraging organized church work. Thero ought
to be no distinction in their ultimate
aim, and the solo difference of actual
account in the long run is that the
journalism which exercises the most
profound inliuenco on society at
large, whoso efforts are sustained
and ever-present, is liablo to bo flippantly dismissed ns the "secular
press," and prevented from accomplishing a full measure of good by
mistaken ideas of its purpose.
What was Nero's greatest act of
cruelty? asked the toucher of a class
in history. Playin' tho fiddle, was
a lad's rosponso and tho teacher let
it go at that.
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ll Bofori flap
•a-EEMEMBER the "Rock Islaud"
JStTBuford Sulky Plows are without
flSTan equal. From 12 to 18 inch
*5fnow in stock.
Beaver City Rake)
Sharp        j[B
maxwell       "
Masscy Hinders.     Toronto Mowers.
Maxwell    " Buckeye     "
Dccring     " Maxwell      "
Little Giant Threshers and Tread Power.
Toronto Advance Engines and Threshers.
Bcrrick's Perpetual Hay Press.
Hay Tedders and Loaders.
Duplex Feed Mills.
ie sure and get our prices before purchasing elsewhere.
Webster Block, Front Stroet, WESTMINSTER.
A. CAWLEY, Chilliwhack, \ 7}„„„„„„.i„h..a. ... ,u..„ „„; ..
McNEELY, Ladner's Ldg,  [KcP^catativeS at these points.
Boots ond Shoes!
in British Columbia!
Misses & Children's
And Where to Get, tlie Newest Styles, Where to Get the Bes!
Quality, and Where to Buy Them at the Lowest Prices.
REMEMBER, my stock of fine Boots and Shoes, in thi
newest styles, is larger this season than any dealer's in the Prov!
ince. -
To buy at Low Prices, to see the Greatest Variety, to get New
Goods (not old shop-keepers), go to
dwtc SI   ColtJ.na.1oia  Street.
PelUice Coil-spring sIcLaiigUaB
Democrat and Express Wagons
HEST The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale it
British Columbia.""1!!
dwapDtc    HoicL db Ourrie. VOLUME 34.
m, m
Imtish Columbian
turning. June 20. isna.
ytiatie 21.—Wra. Foster,
( confidential clerk of E.
TOo., Tacoma, was arrested
Ul of the Islandor from
(st night.   He is  nccused
• Ho decamped with  a lot
I 'money.   Ho  was lodged
iill bo returned to Tacoma
trial.   It is supposed tho
I !;s defalcation is larfje, but
:ie bank book and keys of
amount could not be  as
■n detectivo arrived hero
h  He is lookinR for a man
Rod an  oastorn American
I ;rRe amount.   The subject
allowed for tlio last woek.
fits are expected soon.
!.itly reported scandal  caso
,'end this morning  in  tho
f k   X, Bechtol, of tho Van
kel, was lined ono dollar for
[ j John Holbrook.     Beohtel
Holbrook waa  too  intimato
, '.Beohtel.   Tho judi-,0  gave
tiff a    raking  down,  and
! a desorved what ho had re
!.Vlr. Bechtel's handB.
! 5ia, June 22.-The str. Maude
! )the west coast this morning.
I  were a party  of surveyors
l survey 30,000 acres of coal
amon suicided by hanging
ling.  He was employed as a
he Victor,ia gardens, on  the
Arm.   Dwpondency was the
Ho is supposed to have been
Ve murderers of the  Chinese
' was murdered on FisRard st
ime ago.   The principal  was
. and sentenced to bo hanged,
!ited the gallows by antioipat-
.ate.   If this one proves to be
-he accomplices, the world will
'rid of him.
rumored  a  divorce  case will
>e public in this city.
uwa, June 24,—Edna Farns-
a   momber   of   the    demi-
in this city,  committed  sui-
4 o'clock Sunday morning by
g ber brains out with a pistol.
rl waa only 19 yoars of age, and
ie of the  best looking  of  her
n the  city.   She was tall,  of a
'.igureand golden haired.   She
at 14 Broughton street with  hor
,. who is known as Delia  Wetit-
'.',   According to the stories  cur-
' esterday, Edna was rather  in-
o with a  well known English
k who hos boon flying high around
ity for some  months,   Ho  told
. he was going to  Beo  tho prize
j on  Sunday  morning,   between
Cleary and  Clem  Austin.   Sho
red him not to go aa lio would  be
>ited.   He, however,  insisted  on
g.   At this she  reproached  Mm
', not caring for her any moro.   Ho
litted tlio soft impeachment  using
i!'e very unkind remarks.   Tho girl,
. seemed very despondent over the
'ir, said if he went ho would never
' her again.   He and  some  others
!the house then weut out  into  tho
;den with the intention of getting a
i'ik.   When they departed, the  un
tunate gill sent a bullet from a 35
'.'bro    revolver crashing into her
.in.   She only lived a fow minutes.
; inquest will be held this  morning
The coroner's inquest into the causo
Iho death of Edna Foriiswnrtli  was
aid thia morning at tho city hall. The
!iry visitod the house, 14 Btonghton
"i, where the tragedy  occurred and
tewed tho body of tho deceased.  The
jdy was lying on a bed with a bullet
i ound in tho right temple.   Tho mat
Vi the floor was thickly coated with
lood.   The girl's neck and the  side
f her hoad were also matted with con-
■ealed blood.   Dr.   Milno was the
jirst witness called and testified to
lieing called to seo hor about half past
■'our Sunday morning.   Found   her
"ying on the floor,  feet towards tho
mindow; bullet wound in right temple,
.bout 2 inches back from the oyobrow,
wbb still breathing,  but died in 20
minutoB; found pistol on floor (pistol
'produced), 32 calibre, doublo  action,
Smith & Wesson; one  chamber discharged.   Dr. J. S.   Helmcken  gave
. similar evidence, and said ho bad at-
( tended tho girl before and considered
11 hor of an oxoitable  disposition,  and
[liable to commit suicide on more  pro-
'i vocation.   John Croft was next called
and said: He was in the house on Sunday  morning; deceased  and  myself
woro talking t"gether in  the  dining
\ room; a hackman  camo  to  ine  and
j asked  if  I  wanted him; wont   out
j through tbe buck entrance; this was
• nearly 4 o'clock in the morning; oh tho
'.   sidewalk heard, what I supposed tn be
:   a shot fired; the hackman also heard
j   it and both of us ran to the front door
',   of the houso; we were met by ono   of
j   the uirls who said "My God, Edna bus
shot herself."   Found her lying on
her buck on the floor, still breathing;
'   then ran for Dr. Milne; the  hackman
\   and ho then wont back to tho house
and    Dr.    Milne   soon  came;   Dr.
Helmcken    came    Boon  afterwards;
believe hackman and I woro the only
men in the liouse; when heard the shut
was about the corner  of  Broughton
and Broad BtroctB; was talking to her
about 10 minutes before I left the
house; sho appeared to bo  in good
humor; know no cause for her committing tho deed.   Thero waB no trouble
at all betweon us; did not  think the
girl thought sufficient of mo to commit
tho deed beoaUBO I left tho liouse.
Thoa. Hattou, the hackman, gave
substantially tho same ovidence. Delia
Wontworth testified that they wero all
at lunch when Edna wont out; hoard tho
shot. Ono of the girls wont and found
Edna lying on tho floor with a wound in
hor head; fainted when she came to know
Edniif was doad. Two other inmates _ of
the liouse woro examined but nothing
-      na Thraniu,  tOSti-
deceased came to her death by hor own
hand by shooting herself with a pistol.
An extraordinary scone occurred in
Bev. Mr. Starr's church last evening.
The rev. gentleman is preaching a
BerieB of local sermons. During the
courso of his remarks ho referred to
the suicide of a young woman on Sunday morning. He Bald lie supposed
the proas would publish the particulars of tho tragic affair. If thoy published the name of tho girl, they
should also publish tho names of the
young mon connectod with tho affair.
Newspapers Bhould not, because of any
high connections those . men might
have, suppress their idontity. At
thia the congregation applauded tho
minister by clapping their hands, etc.
This set your correspondentwondering,
if the namos woro injudiciously used
by the newspapers bofore the caso came
into the courts, and libel Btiits followed,
and owing to tin newspapers not being
able to produco evidence sufficient to
convince the jury, a verdict waB given
fnr plaintiff, how much of the damages
and costs would thoso applauders pay.
The Dunsmuir and Crockov party
left fur Comox, uia Nanaimo, by
special train yestorday. At Nanaimo
they embarked on the Princess Louise.
It is said that the tour is for the consideration o£ extending tbo Wand
Bailway to tho Union mines. They
return Tuesday evoning.
Tho Masonic grand lodge adjourned
this afternoon. Mr. J. S. Cluto iB
elected gtand master for the  ensuing
Snle or tlie Trcaflwell.
The Alaska Milling and Mining
Company, which ownB a controlling intorest in the Treadwoll mine, has, we
understand, been Bold in London. Tho
price is said to have been §16 a Bhare
and also a sum in cash to repay in part
the coBt of improvements. Mr. D. O.
Milla, of New York, who holds abont
a one-third interest in the property,
will rotain his interest in the company.
Ab the company haa 100,000 Bhares the
basis of Belling prices is something over
§1,600,000.—Engineering ond Mining
 » » .	
An Inuirrlal Garrison,
The report circulated Bomo time ago
that a company of Boyal engineers
would leave tho Old Country for Esquimalt, is to a certain extent confirmed by instructions, which it is understood havo been received to make the
barracks built for 0 Battery ready for
occupation. Tho first detachment, it
is said, will number about ft), which
will be augmented from timo to time,
till the garrison ia eventually aa large
as the ono at Halifax, The engineers
on their arrival will be employed raising fortiticationa.—Times.
. « ——
1'roin the ITest Coast.
The sealing schooner Winifred, Capt.
Steele, owned by Capt, MoDonald, arrived in from the west coaat yesterday
afternoon. She was disappointed in
securing on Indian crow, and in consequence could not go north. The Indiana had promised to go, but backed
out aa thoy did not think tho catch
would be large enough thia yoar to pay
thom ub much as they considered thoir
services worth. A small catch of seals
from the weBt coast was brought home
by Capt. Steole, who reports that the
Beatrice unloaded over 500 skins at
Clayoquot Sound a fow daya ago, before Bailing north. When the Winifred left Clayoquot early on Wednesday morning, the government steamer
Sir James Douglas waa just ooming ill,
 ,» .	
ln Quest of Coal.
The boring apparatua which the Canadian Paoific Railway Company intends to uao horo for the purposo of
endeavoring to locate coal haa arrived
by freight train, and will be put into
operation just aa soon as time and the
naturo of the work will permit. It is
understood that the company will sink
the initial shaft on their property south
of Falao Creek, in the vicinity of tho
bridges, If not successful there, a
south-westerly direction will bo taken.
It may be somo timo before tho reaults
of these efforts in search of coal load to
anything, but those results will bo lookod fnrward to with much interest, It
is understood that soveral sections in
the district of New Weatmnster will
also bo tested with tho viow of ascertaining whether or not the black diamonds oro to bo fouud thoro in sufficient quantities to pay.—World.
New Quartz ledge.
Mr. A. Shaw, ticket agont of the
E. & N. depot, who lately returned
from a pruapoctiug trip to the source
if Englishman's river und thonco
across tho divide to the head waters
of tho Nanaimo river, brought back
suine specimens of quartz that will
in all probability nssiy out richly.
Tho lodges are situated about 10 miles
from tho Nanaimo Lako in a densely
wooded and very rough district, The
lodges wore discovered on the bank
of a small Btruani leading into the
South Fork of English-noil's rivor and
wore well defined and about 30 incheB
wide. Mr. Shaw travelled in company with threo Indians, and after
leaving the Oomox road near James
Knight's farm struck aorons the country for tho South Fork of Engliah-
men'a rivor which ho followed to its
headwaters and then cuntinuod on
ono of tho small tributaries of. tho
river until within about 10 miles of
tho Nanaimo Lakes where ho located
hia clairaB. Mr. Shaw informed us
that ho had tramped and prospected
through the Cascades and other portions of British Columbia but nevor
had he experienced auch rough country
aa during his recent ramble. Tho
quartz glittorB with mineral and
looks remarkably good but what it
contains will only bo rovealod by an
t»„ Hi-ndomovei of Vancouvor
Lato Bfesiwtelies.
INMAN outbreak queued.
St Paul, June 18.—The troopa who
wont to the scene of tho Indian outbreak near Mora, returned to Fort
Snellmg to-night. Tho latest news
from tho reservation soya that tho Indians aro uow sober and subdued. Tho
appearance of tho troopa intimidated
them, and tho ftightened settlors arc
returning to their homes. Thoro is a
question unsettled in the land office
and the interior department whether
the land belongs to the government or
to tho IndianB, whether it waa a reservation or not. District-Attorney Baxter awaita a decision from Washington,
which will also indicate tho futuro
policy of the govornmont regarding the
ownership of tho land.
Ottawa, June 18.—Tho Montreal
diocesan synod opened this morning
with imposing coremmiios. The first
businesa of the meeting this afternoon
haB been tho notico of a motion on the
Jesuit question, but ao tar it has not
come up, though later on, and Bishop
Bond will oppose the discussion of the
The government iB advised that the
American government haB sent two
survey partieB to Alaska to gather data
for the sottlemont of tho Alaskan
boundary question. The Canadian
authorities have'beeii pressing for a
year past for the delineation of the
frontier. The various points of dispute as to the interpretation of tho
treaty fixing the boundary, are; 1st,
whether tho line of mountains nearest the ooaat can be takon or whothor,
failing that, the continuouB rango parallel with the coost, we are bound to
keep within ten mileB of the coiiBt, and
alao whether ton milea from tho coaat
we are to take the indentations or take
the general trail of the coast. The
American government says there is no
continuous range and consequently the
boundary at the lowest calculation
muat be at loaot ten milea from the
CnicAGO, June 18.—The arreat of
Martin Burke at Winnipeg is the moBt
important yet effected. Ho isdeepor
in the plot than any of tho men in jail.
Said tho Chief of Polioe Hubbard tonight: From othor sources the summary of evidence affecting suspect, and
which will be submitted to the grand
jury within 48 houra, haa been obtained. A prominent north side Irishman will testify that but a few weeka
beforo the murder Burko remarked in
a public place thoi Lecaron should
have hoen kiliod before ho hnd n
chance of leaving for England, and
that there waa another fellow who
would got it before ho was many
weeks older. It will bc shown that
Burke and ex-Detcctivo Coughlin wero
frequently Been together in a saloon
in the nortii side and that the former
waal a f requont visitor at tho cottage
of the ico man, Sullivan, but the moat
important witness' will bo old Mra.
Phe'.bin, Burke's aunt, and in whoso
houso at Erie and Sodgewick streets
ho boardod. By her it will bo shown
that he lost his position in the city
sower department last Bocember, nnd
has Biuco had no employment. Up to
February he waa Bhort of funds, ruu
in debt for hia board and borrowed an
occasional dollar wherever lie could
get it. From that time until hia sudden flight from the city ho had plenty
of money, more, in fact, then when
he was working. On tho day of Cronin's disappearance he waa absent from
homo. He did not return all night.
Sunday morning at 8 ho put in an appearance, heavy and sleepy, and, in
reply to questions, said he had slept
all night at the ice man's house. It
will also bo shown that ho waa an active member of tho inner cirolo of
camp 20 of Claii-Na-Gael. An oflicer
will leave for Winnipeg aB aoon aa
necessary papers can be procured The
grand jury spent over an hour thia
afternoon in going through twenty or
moro telegraphic aud cable despatches
produced by tho Western Union officials, and supposed to havo a bearing
on the caso. All members of tho body,
however, had taken a Bpeoial injunction of secrecy regarding tho documents, and uut a hint of what hnd beon
developed could bo obtained.
THE I'.l.A-l NA HAUL D005U3P.
Baitihoue, Juno 11).—It ia givon
out from a Bourco thai haa always been
regarded .ia very close to Cardinal Gibbons, that tho developments ooncem-
ing the Cliin-na-Gnel that havo been
brought out by the niurder of Cronin
in Chicago will without delay receive
the very serious consideration of tho
highest authority of the Catholic
chinch in tho United Statea. Tn quote
the words of the chancellor of ono of
the largcat dioceses in the country,
who stands closo to the cardinal, and
who was summoned to Baltimore within a few days: "Tho church will
await tho developments of the civil
authorities in tho investigation ,pf the
Cronin conspiracy before it will tako
any action. If it Bhould be developed
that tho Clan-naGacl ia in anyway responsible for this doplorable affair, I
huvo no doubt Bitch steps will bo taken
as will Warrant tho order boing
condemned by name by all tho archbishops of tho country. Tho duty of
tho church is very plain in the matter,
und its line of action ia clearly marked
out by the decrees of the third plenary
Dbeuiien, Juno 10.-The Wottiu
historicnl procession today wna the
finest in point of num bora and ninii-
ninceuco, over seen in this city. Tho
weather waa all that could bo deBired.
Tho cily waa profusoly decoratod for
tho event. Buildings along tho line of
maroh woro literally covered with llaga
and streamers. The windows, from
most of which spaotous platforms protruded, were paoked with spectators.
Tho royal family and court witnessed
the procession from a pavillion on
Newmarket. Twelve thousand peoplo,
mounted and on foot, woro in lino, at-
—        -    I .1. nnd
carrying six hundred banners. Ther;
wero besides over a hundred allegorical cars in thu processions.
Johnstown, P«., Junu lft.—Up lo
ono o'clock this afternoon soveu bodiea
woro removed from the dobria. All
wore the remains of women exoopt
one. The remains of Mrs. Wooher
wore identified by a pcculiarily wrought
bracelet on the wrist. Tho othors
wero not recognized and were buried
immediately." Dynamiting continues
at Stone bridge this morning, and tho
numerous blasts are Bomcwhat heavier
than yesterday, but eo far have not
caused damage. Tho mnsa of gorged
drift ia gradually disappearing and tho
Btream will soon be cleared of wreckage. Work will then be commenced
on clearing out tho cellura. Great
improvement ia being wrought in tho
condition of affairs in Kernvillo, uud
that place will soon bo roBtorcd aa it is
found many of tbo wrecked houses uro
not damaged beyond repair. The
Pennsylvania children's aid society
will begin work to-day on a houso costing §500, tu bu used as a genoral head-
quartera so long aa the society may inquire it, after which tho building will
bo turnod ovor to tho Cumbria aid society. Dr. Loe, of tho state board of
health, published bulletin No. 5
thia morning, the lirat ainco last Thursday, of tho sanitary condition of Johnstown and surrounding boroughs.
Coopers Dale is still difficult of access
on account of high wator in tho Cone-
maugh, and it has be i a matter of
great difficulty to keep the peoplo there
supplied with tho necessaries of life;
lieuco from that placo is reported a
Blight increaso of affections of the stomach and bowels. No new caaes at
Bedford stroot hospital. Twenty-one
dispensary cases have been treated
during the day, 12 of which woro for
slight injuries; no contagions diseases.
The Bed Cross hospital rcporta one
case nf dj'pthurin discharged well, and
one terminated fatally. At present
only ono patient.lain tho hospital, the
rcBult of n wound. Tho health of the
military ia excellent. Not ono soldier
ia 'off duty. Collectora aro at work
collecting tho enrcasses of animala
along tho different atroams, aud cremating thom with rosin. Quinbell
Bros, of Newark, England have donated g'2,500 worth of their world famed
disinfectants, which will arrive by tbe
first steamer.
Ottawa, Juno 20.—The benchers of
tho law society havo offered the position of principal of llie new law school,
Toronto, to Justice Strong, of tho supremo court, Ottawa, If ho accepts,
a vacancy will bo oroaled in the supremo court bench.
Tho Dominion government has
brought action against tho Great
North-Western Telegraph Co. for §25,-
000 damages, for delivering letters.
Tho Groat North-Western Co. has had
a regular mail aervice at Hamilton
since tho govornment raised tho post-
ago on drop letters to 2 cents.
Tiio Ontario Anglican synod in session nt Kingston, adopted anti-Jesuit
Tlio lending papers continue to Btnto
that Chapleau will be appointed minister of railways.,
Boston, Juno 21,—A disastrous fire,
accompanied by losa of life, occurred
this evening in tho fireworks establishment of Heyer Bros., corner of Sumner nnd Hawley streets. Somo 20 or
30 employees woro at work on the
upper floor, and the Humes spread so
rapidly that sonic of them could not
mako tlieir cscapo. C. A. Gage
dropped from tho third storey window
aud broke his nock Chas. Callahan
and Thoa. Paine jumped from the
fourth floor. Paine was instantly
killed and Onllahan's injuries nro
thought tobo fatal. W. Brenonatuhl
fell down the stairway and will probably dio. Sam Cord, chief packer
for the firm, was also killed. Au unidentified body of a boy has boen taken
from the building.
Chicago, Juno 21.—Another Iosa of
§18,000 sustained by Alexander Sullivau through hia speculations, was discovered by tho Grand Jury yesterday.
It was ascertained that Martin Burko
Becrctcd himself at Jollctte from Mny
ftth to 18th, nnd whilo there he received a sum of monoy from Chicago,
whereupon ho at onco disappeared
without saying whom ho waa going,
These facts about Sullivau nnd Burko
woro tho most valuable and startling
as thoy wore about tho only now ones
resulting from tho investigation yestorday. Alexander Sullivan speculated
nt ono timo through tlio lirm of ltoaon-
fjald & Co. Somo of hia plungcB were
known to havo beon remarkably lucky
nnd ho nindii money in large sums.
His losses were smaller tlinit hia gains,
but thore wero moro of thom Tho
aggregate oi ins winnings and that "f
his losses were carefully calculated nnd
it wns discovered time although he
mado unusually lucky strikes he really
lost §18,000 while operating through
this firm.
Furthor investigation of iho Cronin
murder haa boen postponed by lho
Grnnd Jury as tho result of tho accumulation of ordinary jail casos,
which require immediate attention.
The case will bc tnken up again next
woek. A number of minor witnesses
were examined to-dny, including Robt.
Bruce, the private detociivo, who snys
ho was offered a largo sum of money to
Blug Dr. Oronin, Edward Spollmnn,
of Peoria, president of tho Whiskey
Trust and district ollicor of the Clan-
Nu-Gnel, testified concerning tho disposition of funds nnd that fears wove
entertained by Cronin that hia lifo wns
in danger at tho hands of Alexander
Sullivan or bin cohorts.
Tho proprietor of tho Cambridge
hotel, Montreal, Jonathan Wohster,
fell down tho elevator of tho new
Temple building, and was killed.
Dr. Fulton writes to tho Montreal
Star, stating that ho recently cured
two enses of leproay in that city.
A hitherto unknown treatise on
electricity, by Galvani, has been discovered in tho Commercial Library
of Bologna.
By mixing chloride oi zinc with
the pulp, European manufactories
are producing paper as tough us
wood or leather.
ML Oherviii shows that 8 per cent
of marriages in France are sterile,
25 per cent yield one child, and 100
families average only 259  children.
Mucou3 membrane from the
mouth hus been transplanted successfully to the eye-lid, the entiro
graft living and giving perfect results.
Mr. W. H. Dines, F.R.M.S., finds
that a pressure of one pound per
square foot is caused by a wind of a
littlo moro than seventeen miles an
Dr. J. A. Cones records the case
of a man who was observed to bo
sweating sixteen hours after death,
continuing to perspiro freely for at
least eight hours.
The exact function of potash in
plant growth is yet to bo discovered,
A German chemist, R. Lupke, has
proven that plants may develop
when no potash is present, but their
condition falls below the normal.
A French manufacturing firm has
patented an alloy of steel with two
to four per cent of copper. It is
more elastic and malleable than
simple steel, and capable of far
greater resistance. It is intended
for cannon, armor-plates, rifle-barrels, and projectiles.
Soapbtosb Paint.—Attention has
heen called to the little appreciated
value of soapstone as a protective
against tho disintegrating influence
of the atmosphere. It has long
been used in China to keep sandstone and similar materals from deterioration, nud perishable obelisks
have been preserved in that country
for many centuries by a paint made
from powdered soipstono. The substance iB said to be especially adapted as a paint to prevent the corrosion of iron and steel.
Potatoes in Surgery,—The eating of large quuntities of potatoes
has been tried its a means of relief
from foreign bodies that have been
accidentally swallowed. The whole
intestinal canal is thus dilated proportionately, and the foreign body
is carried through. Prof. Billroth
and Dr. Saker affirm that many
surgical operations might be avoided in this way, such articles as a
twenty-gramme weight, a set of artificial teeth und a noddle having been
successfully removed.
Intermittent Sense-Operation.
—The tick of a watch withdrawn
gradually frotn the oar begins to bo
heard, by turns, distinctly and indistinctly, then times of silence alternate with tho sound. M. Couteux
records an analogous experience in
the case of vision. He could not de
termine whether a distant windmill,
with four vanes, was slowly moving;
for, of the three vanes projected
against the sky, ho saw now one,
now another, tno intermittent failure
of vision preventing him from observing two successive positions.
Slut From Cotton.—Tho new
artificial silk of M. Ohardonnet is
likely to prove a textile fabric of
value if its present inflammability
can bo overcome. The material is
prepared by treating cotton with a
mixture of nitric and sulphuric
acids, as for tho making of gun cotton, then dissolving in a mixture of
alcohol and ether, to which is added
somo pertannic acid. The solution
is run through a small tube or tine
holes into water slightly acidulated
with nitric acid. The fine fluid
filament immediately solidifies forming a thread very closely resembling
silk, and equally strong cud elastic.
Any desired coloring-matter may be
tided to. the solution.
I'lioTouitAPiis ov Animal Motions.—Since 1878 Mr, Kadwoard
lluybridgo hns boon engaged in
photographing animals in motion;
his later researches being nided by
a grant, of §30,000 from the University of Pennsylvania. His perfected apparatus consists of tlirco batteries of twolvo or more cameras
each, so arranged that an electric
current opens tho cameras successively, with intervals of about one-
thirtieth of a socond, giving exposures of one-five thousandths of a
socond. The pictures are now photo-
oneraved, and a set of no less thnu
7S1 plates have been made—each
containing a series of from twelve to
thirty pictures representing successive instantaneous phases of movement. About 500 oE thoplutes ropresent men, womon and children, nude
and semi-nude, in successive phases
of walking, running, 'limping, dan-
cing, bathing, fencing, wrestling,
boxing, and other exercises. The
rest of the plates give similar studies
of the various gaits of'horses, asses,
mules, oxon, deer, elephants, cnmels,
raccoons, apes, sloths, and other
quadrupeds, as well as of the flight
of birds. Many of the photographs
wero lately exhibited in London,
exciting muoh interest, I
•lohniiou'it B'Hie fi'iiils in "j-itlemncc
lo all outers?
We wish to inpress ui-on paint users
generally the undeniable tact that the
greatest posaiblo economy is in iming
only tho purest quality of paint, sueh uu
that manufactured by the William Johu-
soii company, of Montreal.
The cost oi labor, tin onus, and nil the
incidentals of manutacturc, of freight
and other shipping expenses, ia pro*
cisely the same to turn out a pound of
tho veriest trash or a pound of Johnson's
Puro Paint: honce, to sell at lower
prices, it ia evident that the value must
he taken straight out of tho raw
material, and the consumer ia deceived
by tho idea that it costs less money to
uso cheap goods. Even for the roughest
work there is a loss of fifty per cent, in
using poor pniuts.
Then again, the manufacturers of ben-
zinc and soap niixturea (which they call
paint), knowing that a kiBting reputation
oannot bo built up on inferior nrticles,
push them for a short time at whatever
price can bo obtained, and when the
demand ceases, a now brand and Inbel
arc adopted and tho deception continues.
Wo aro now reaping tho reward oi a
fixed determination, which, through
many yearB of fierce competition against
the cheap, trashy productions of unscrupulous manufacturers, wo have steadfastly uphold, viz.: to turn out nothing
but pure goods, and on this we stake
our reputation.
Burely nothing can bo more convincing
than the fact that tho William JolniBOii
Co. offer to re-paint, freo of charge, any
building or decoration on which their
pure paints have been'exclusively used
without aatiafactory reaults. Every
dealer in Johnson'B pure paints throughout the country is authorized to carry
out thia guarantee.
Our gooda have becomo the atandard
of excellence throughout the wholo
Dominion, and paint users now recognize
the fact that though they pay DO per
cent, moro for goods bearing the Wm.
Johnson labels, yet they are actually
saving money and getting better satisfaction.
The William Johnson Co.,
12 and 14 St. John street,
Miss Elizabeth Mitchell, daughter
of Alexander Mitchell, produce merchant, of Montreal, has begun the
practice of medicine. Miss Mitchell
is tho lirst lndy whu lins practiced tho
profession uE modicino in Lower Canada.
L^i I intend lo npply (o Uio Chief Comin issioner ot Lancia and Works to purchnso the followlm- described lnnd,viz,:
The north-oust % of Section 23, Township •l,er.mmencing nt a stake placed nt
tho northonst cornor or said lot, thenco
west 40 chaln8t thonce south 10 chains,
(hence east -10 chains, thonco north 40
chains, to the polr-toi commencement,
containing ono hundred nnd sixty [100]
acres, more or less.
Now West., B. C, Muy 2,1889,
Puyallup Nursery!
Grown in ihe famou-- Hop Kcglon of Pny*
allur.. and White Blver Valleys.
W^r  TREES & PLANTS.  ^fc-W
TONS ■ (Grass antl Glover Seed.
tons or Oholoe Beed Potatoes (lOkihds)
TONS of Choicest Vegetable Seeds.
 SEASON IS89 & 1800.	
Enough for Dealers. Enough for PI u liters
'Scvi revised List and Prices just out.
Don't fool yourself by not sending for it,
immediately and loam what Is grown and
to ho had close at home. Catalogue free
to all. 4.H. Of.lK,
wjeSmfi Puyallup, Wnsh. Ter.
Seal Estate ftgen
NEW WESTMINSTBB:-Ofilce, Mnckcu-
aio Street.
VANCOUVER:-Offlce, Abbott  Street,
near Cordova Street.
Eull List of City and Suburban Property.
Particular attention paid lo Farming
Accurate information lo eorrcspmid-
ents. tlwmyOyl
l timis to sell by pnbllc auction on lho
pre*tnlsoSithat partof the
at Langley Prnlrle described on the map
as Sl-'.CTION 808, facing on the wagon rond
to Langley Fort, and containing 1G0 ncres
moro or loss. This is one otthe best-farms
on Langley Prairio is centrally Situated
with roads lo Eraser river nnd Now Westminster city. Church nnd schools near
by, and will be within easy reach of the
New WestminsterSouthevn Hallway. The
soil is second to mme ln quality. Towns
of payment very easy,
WIU sell at same t'mothe wholo of the
graded stock consisting ofll Milch Cows,
il live and six-year--Id steers, -i three- car-
old holfe s, G two-yoar-olds and 5
1 span well broken 4-yoar-old colts.
1 gray horse well broken,6 years oM,
l black marc b\*oken to saddle and hav-»
1 gray colt 3 years old, brokon to saddlo
aud harness.
12-year old gelding.
S oxocllout brood mures, 5,7 and 8 years
old with colts at foot from pedigreed
To Farmers, Slock Balsors and Speculators this will he found a vory favorable
opportunity fov investment. Messrs,
Innes Bros, have beeb long and favorably
known for their good judgment in the
buying nnd raising of stock of all kinds.
Hence the present is au opportunity that
raroly occurs to secure really first class
animals. ,    _,
The terms are very easy, viz: For sums
under §i0 not, cash; over that amount 5
por cent, discoum will be allowed fov cash
or negotiable notes at threo mouths without interest.
The salo will tako place at 11 o'clock,
Frlrtny Naming, the tenth June. 1889.
Jel0w2t Auctioneer. VOLUME 34,
Weekly British Columbian
'illli'Mluy Miiniliiji,
June '.'(I, tusn.
A YaleOollege senior says to the
Now York World, referring to waltzing :"r cannot see the difference between hugging set to music nnd sofa
squeezing. ^^^^^^
A Point of Honor.—Tenclier:
"Adiuns do you know who made
that noise"" Adorns (who is the
guilty ono): "I know, but I do not
liko to tell." Tenclier: "You are a
gontlotnan, sir,"
"But if you don't love liim, Olara
why are yon going to many him?"
"Because he dared me to, mamma,
He know my high-spirited nature, too.
0, I'll make him sorry enough for it
—don't you bo afraid!"
The Pinkerton detectives lmve
succeeded in capturing Dulac, tlie
Iirencli-Oan.idinn despat'ado, chief of
a gang frequenting tlio Moose river
wilderness, iii Maine, for whose arrest the Dominion govflrnmentoffered
a reward.
Prof. Ronzi,of Naples, reports that
numerous physicians have successfully treated tetanus by rest. The
ears of the patient are closed with
wax, and he is placed in a perfectly
dark room far from any noiso.
Liquid food is given, so that mastication is not necessary.
Until recently the poor Africans
at the diamond fields   have been
ruined through drink; but now, with
their own consent, they are shut up
by the law in large areas of enclosed
ground   called   compounds,   where
they can obtain all the necessaries of
life, but no intoxicatipgliquors.—Ex.
The Sultan of Turkey madly   desires a legal release from   289 of his
300 wives.    By coming   to Chicago
with his martial woes   the  accom-
plislimentof his desire would be easy
and peaceable.   Plenty of local   attorneys would be willing to take tho
wholu batch   of  cases at   reduced
rates.—Chicago Journal. '
In u theatre at Ashton, England,
during the performance of a melodrama, an excited woman threw her
bonnet at the "villain" on the stage
who uas strangling ono of the characters. The applause following her
action was uproarious, the most of it
coming from the gentlemen who sat
immiidiately in the rear of the bonnet.
Albert Edward as an Editor.—
Spenking of the Prince of Wales, an
American newspaper man now in
London says: "Ho is an all around
man, und his accurate knowledge on
all sorts of subjects is simply phenomenal. He would make an ideal
editor. He's an indefatigablo
worker and he'd be a whole staff in
himself "
Teacher—Who will name the
things that furnish us with light ?
Smart pupil—I know; oil, candles,
electricity, pine cones, flint, si raw
and—and— Teacher—You've left
out one important thing. What is
the substanco in the iron pipes that
come down from the ceiling? Well,
Johnny, what is it " Johnny (a boy
from Maine)—Whiskey.
From a bog to a grout-coat is now
rendered an easy transition by the
new treatment of peat. Being a
vegetable substanco of a fibrous nature, when dried and cleaned from
impurities it can be readily spun into a kind of yarn and then woven
into oloth. This material, it appears,
can be made up fully 50 per cent,
cheaper than any ordinary materials
of the kind.
The globe in the Pan's exhibition
represents tho earth on tho scale of
one-millionth, and is nearly 100 feet
in dianii'ter. Paris occupies about
a third of an inch. All the great
lines of communication by land and
sea are shown in detail. The earth's
daily rotation will be precisely imitated by clockwork, a point on the
globe's equator moving at the rate
of an eightieth of un inch per
A Philadelphia man has written
to  the  authorities   of  New York
State offering to test the efficacy  of
the new electrical apparatus for executing murdorers, providing that if
the machine kills him   the sum   of
five thousand dollars is to be handed
ovor to his wife and children.   Tho
authorities decline, properly considering that a man so reckless of   his
life hns been specially  designed by
nature for the post of  umpire at  a
baseball match.—Ex.
-   Mrs. Harrison has substituted a
courtesy for the interminable handshaking at presidential receptions.
The Boston Traveller says: "Tho universal acclaim with wliich this social
revolution at the White House has
met proves its value to society.   The
handshake, outside intimate frionds,
is obtrusive, wearisome and unnecessary, and its abolition at tho public
ceremonies in tiie presidential mansion is the first veto of the administration.   It is sustained by the country."
In a recent lottor to Mr. J. A.
Geminell, of Ottawa, acknowledging
receipt of it copy of that gentleman's
Volume on "Divorce in Canada," Mr.
Gladstone says: "Reflection tends
best basis for law is the indissolubility of Christian marriage; that is
to say, to have no such divorce or
severunco as allows re-marriage.
Short of this, I think it highly probable that tlio Canadian system, of
wliich 1 had not previously heen a-
I ware, is the best as being attended j
with the least dangers."
The Duko of Portland is the luckiest man in England.    When  he
was born the chances against  his
evor holding his present title were
very great.    But ho became a peer
early in lifo and his income is sufficient to keep a whole multitude of
wolves from the door.   His racing
stable consists of only sixteen horses,
but has won the Derby two years in
succession, and this season he will
probably carry of the leading three
niitl four-year old events.    He is us
fortunate in love as in othor ways,
there exisi no Russian schods, tlie
government transformed special cars
of the Trans-Caspian Railroad into
school-rooms, occupied by one or two
teachers.    These   ears  are   moved
from one station to another,  where
they stop for several hours, during
i which time the school-children  visit
tho car, receive instruction in  Russian grammar and writing, and   tho
next train carries the school-car to
another place.    It is expected that
this institution will be extended to
Bokhara, and the Jews of that city
[ aro very anxious to profit thereby
and have their children instructed
in Russian.
In recognition of the valuable
service rendered by King Maatafa
in saving life antl property on the
occasion nf H'" «"- * ' '
C. JUNE 26, laSD.
Mn en
A    new   and   noticeable  figure
among the numerous dignitaries and
officials in the suite of  the Shah of
Persia is a young boy of 12, whom
tho Shah has covered with dignities
and titles, nnd who is   an   object of
envy and fear to most of his majesty's ministers.   His name is Goolamali Khan.   He is tho director of
tho Corps of Royal Pages,   and ono
of  his   titles    is    Aaizus-Sultan,
'Favorite of the Monarch." Neither
minister, vizier, nor royal prince has
ever been allowed   to   sit   at  the
Shah's table, but Goolamali   Khan
is an exception to this law of  the
Persian.   He is constantly  hy his
master's side, and has moro servants
to wait upon him   than any two of
the royal ministers.    The  explana
itoves Imi
Just Received, Direct from Ham
and is madly di
 .j  ..,uku ia' »ix ieec
handsomo English girlhood,—Ex.
A singular divorce case has just
taken place in Long Island.    Some
time n»o a certain Miss Blankin was
about to be married.   The time approached, the guests assembled, but
the prospective bridegroom did  not
put in an appearance.    In this dilemma John Jordan, who had been celebrating freely, stepped forward and
said that not wishing to disappoint
the company he would marry  the
bride himself.    She assented and the
wedding took place.   A few days
afterward Jordan repented of his
bargain, and i3 now trying to have
the marriage annulled ou the ground
that he did not know what he was
doing when the ceremony took place.
The lawsuit against Judge Hilton
to bring   him to account  for  his
course in administering the Stewart
estate, says an exchange,   is oneof
the most remarkable, in the amount
involved and the time and labor attending its  prosecution,  on record.
Tho testimony taken in it  covered
16,000 folio pages of  paper,  and it
was printed at a cost  of  $24,000,
though only twenty-four copies were
struck from the press.   Judge Hilton compromises, without calling for
a decision, by paying tho  plaintiffs
the sum of §0,000,000,   it   is said;
yob still has the   comfortable  sum
comprised in the balance remaining
of §30,000,000 as his  own fortune.
Says the Pall Mall Gazette:   A
Chinaman in Canton was in   the
habit of stealing his master's money
and swallowing it.   At last ho died
of his bad habit, and when the surgeons examined liim thirty-two ten-
cent pieces were found in his interior,
and   two  of thein had lodged so
awkwardly as to cause  his  death.
-™-5me™ property on the  the roya  ministers    Thn  Li    *
occasmnof the recent hurricane in  tion oi! tifcXrtdhS? treat'
Samoa, the navy department, to show  is to be found in the   pL „?
t- appreciation of tho King's con-  arch's con™ ion thatS,  ,f  " •""
iuct, has decided on sending*5 him a  separably im  m i,f,    .  !^!»
- ........ ui, ocimiiig mm a
whale boat of the latest improved
model, It will be clinker-built, of
the finest material to be obtained,
and the fittings will bo in keeping
with the rest of tho boat. When
completed, the boat will be sent to
r -j ....u uysieriousiy uound up
with that of Goolamali Khan and
that wiso men have foretold that the
Shah's death will bo
a few doys by that
1    ^tending Buyers should mat
niO        nr,     ii-            , -.
~r.r.w™„, uio uoat win do sent to perity of the lattor will mn u
King Maatafa, accompanied by an health and prosntitve'-„?? the
autograph letter from President and th. TgenerTl yvhat 1° Z7Z'
Hamson, testifying in the highest this little one^^rfl alotllt >"S
possible manner to the bravery ex- royal protector Tlliv^i h'!
iHbited by King Maatafa and" his ULTnthe boy's aZ^Ia t'%
men ot, March U and 1G, in rescu-|ease and luxury   nX^ t tke
"-"ny   of   the  American
 ,   ««   .u uauau    HIS    Cleat!!.    J'tv*   •
"Such," piously remarks the Chinese ,
commentator) "are tho wanes of mi-
commentator) "are the wages of un
hallowed greed." If money-swallowing is a habit of Ah Sin we can understand why, when lie dies abroad,
his relatives nrq so anxious to hnve
his material envelope sent home to
them. A dead Chinaman may be as
good as a gold mine to his sorrowing
Experiments.' have  lately   been
tried at Dover, England, with a so-
called sea-anchor, invented by Oaptain Waters.   This apparatus consists of a canvas bag about four
feet in diameter, and five feet deep,
with either a strong hoop to hold it
open, or a square  bolted frame to
answer tho same purpose.   Tho bag
is attached to a beam at float in
sueh a manner tliat it lies just below
the surface of the water, and a stout
rope forms the connection betweon
it and the bow of the vessel employing it.   The object of this sea-anchor
is to bring a boat or ship's head  to
tlie sea when in danger of foundering from getting broadside towards
the waves.
The editorial mind of New York
city bus worked down to a   consideration of the effect upon   what  is
said to be the "obscure, tortuous and
inaccurate prose stylo" of Chief Justice Fuller, on account of his personal
attention to a brilliant antl immense
mustache.    Extracts are given from
his decisions, so  prolix,   confused,
mixed in metaphor, and inexcusably
bungling, thnt it may well bo doubted if the Chief Justico could pass tho
Civil Service requisitions as to grammar.   This burial of ideas under a
multitudinous freshet of words is by
tho New York journals'attributed in
part to a habit of constantly nursing
and arranging his elongated and imposing mustache.
A Sunday school paper published
in Boston tells a pretty   stiff story
about an English sparrow.    It is to
the effect that a Boston small boy
recently gavo some sparrows a very
hard cracker, on which they could
make no impression.   After picking
at it in vain for awhile ono of the
sparrows took the cracker in his bill,
and flying with it to tho horse-oar
track, carefully laid it on the rail.
Then all the sparrows waited until
a car came along and   crushed   it,
when they flew to the  spot  with
great glee and ate the pieces,   Now,
this story <may be true; but if any
Sunday sohool boy should refuse  to
believe it wo hope ho won't be disciplined for his incredulity.—Ex.
Russia has in Central Asia transportable schools,   As  in Western
ing  so
sailors.    ^^^^^^^^
According to the New York Sun,
at a blacksmith's   shop in Stanton,
dogs are there used to supply power
for a furnace.   A wheel eight feet
in diameter has been constructed,
and it is of sufficient width to admit
of  one  dog standing in it.   Four
dogs are used, each working for one
hour and resting for three.   When
not at work the dog on duty stands
in the wheel facing the forge until
told to "go ahead."   Ho then sets
the wheel spinning merrily round,
and by means of a crank and lever
the   bellows   are   worked.    Large
quantities of spikes are turned out
at this  smithy, and the furnace is
seldom   idle.    The proprietor is a
German, who  has  himself trained
the dogs, and tlieir use saves him a
considerable sum yearly in wages.
Lady Onslow wife of the new
governor of New Zealand, the Earl
of Onslow, had a hard cross to bear
at the outset of her viceregal career.
For self-protection the colonies have
passed a law requiring imported
dogs to go into quarantine for a
certain period before they are allowed to wander nt large. Lady
Onslow applied for an exemption order for her pet poodle, but the local
authorities were inexorable, and de
of this, as it goes to show that
. iu-llltt m01'e Stoves than any two Housdl
ve toretold that the " 111
bo preceded only Province.   Our superior line of Stc, ]
».c,v nays Dy that of his young f .       . 'ill
favorite;  that the health and pros-  JoW DllCeS do the DUSineSS.
verity of the lattor will moan the l
,-,„„„„,■,«. w.   £ g Scoullar & (j
six months' separation between mistress unil dog. The mistake Lady Onslow made was in formally applying for exemption. Had
she quietly smuggled the animal
ashore in a bandbox (the orthodox
mode of evading this law) nobody
would have been the wiser, but as
she herself directly acquainted the
public health authorities with the
animal's coming they say they have
no option but to enforce the law.
An Englishman contributes to a
recent issue of the St. James Gazelle
an extraordinary article on the lack
of fighting qualities of the American.
He declears that there was no real
lighting in our civil war, and that
ut any time during the   first two
year3a wellequippecl division of 10,-
000 disciplined troops  could have
cleaned out either side within three
months.   But when he gets down to
the probablo results of a war botween
the United States and a European
power  ho  is  most amazing.   He
figures out that if a war did not result in the South seizing the opportunity to secede again, then the cowboys and Indians of the West, both
of whom  "hate  the grangers" and
detest the government, would unite
and   devastate   the  country.    The
picture of the union of "Lo" anil the
oowboy is a bit of unconscious British humor which   throws   into the
shade the best eH'nrts of the  American wits.—i', /'. Chronicle.
The way of the drunkard is hard.
Dr. Oarothers says he is the helpless
victim of transmitted heredity ; Dr.
Keeley says   ho   is u sufferer from
disease and is to be treated accordingly; the prohibitionist says lie is
au anarchist imd needs only the restraining hand of the law; Dr. Crosby says he is a free moral agent and
must be so held and dealt with; the
high-license man says he is the victim of  over indulgence and cheap
liquor, and if his whiskey cost more
he would drink less of it, and now
the   Minnesota   legislature classes
him with tho burglar and the robber
and   makes  drunkenness   a penal
offence.   Tho   wine  cup   not only
stingeth like an adder, but it biteth
liko  a   multiplication   table in its
diffusive treatments.   After a while
it will get to be so that a man will
have to consult a lawyer before he
dares   take  a   drink, and then lie
won't   have enough money left to
get   drunk  on.   All these things,
therefore tend  to ultimate prohibition.—Burdette.
 -^-.^   uimiiown   to tbe
most fortunate courtiers in Teheran.
He was seated on the knees of two
magnificent grandees on the Shah's
entry into St Petersburg.—Ex.
"I wonder how many peoplo know
that Victoria the Good, as it has
been suggested the Queen   of England shall be called, when she fell in
love had to do the proposing for herself ?" said an Americanized English- J
man the other day.   "I was much
interested in reading, recently, the
account of her betrothal.    It  had
always been expected that she and
her cousin Albert would eventually
make a match of it.     When they
were both about eighteen years old
he visited  England,  but  did not
make much impression on the newly
crowned   queen.    However,   three
years later he made up his mind to
a "now-or never" game,  and   with
his brother visited lier ut Windsor
Castle.   Like more humble lovers,
he was placed in a rather embarrassing  predicament   by   the. non-
arrival of his luggage, and was thus
prevented   from  dining   with   her
Majesty on his first evening as her
guest.   For five days did  Victoria
study him, and then, after flrst telling hor advisor, Lord Melbourne,
what she had decided   to <Jo, she
sent  for  Albert, saying tliat she
desired to see him particularly. Ono
account of the affair, certainly valuable for its brevity, roads as follows:
'What the Queen told him wos that
she loved him with her wholo heart,
and that she desired to be his wife.'
She was accepted without hesitation,
as any  good-looking sovereig|i   of
twenty might have hoped to have
been, and so they wore married."—
-oundry and Machine SI
Front St., New Westminster, B. C.
JH.O-3-JP-K.T ■Xs.Jk.-W, - - DO.JklSIA.ti
Brass and Iron Castings made to 0rd(
PCDJimun nnur with .<"* -
P. S..
C O. Richards & Co.
Pn?rVrVVaa fT*?''y a   "*>■*»** of
hold, and know it to bo the be7remX
pLre'Tt"Hea of,°>'(lil™T character.
1 lease inform mo how I can get some
anil from whom.
x. „ Joseph A. Snow.
Norway, Me.
-All orders from the upper country promptly attended to.
NOTICE.    1
MY WIFE, MATILDA WALKER, having Ion my bed mid bonrd without
-udlcfent cause, I hereby give notice that
T will not be responsible for any debts sho
may contract from this dale.
Aldorgrdve, June I8,I8*>9.
HEAD OFFICE,- 15 Serjeants Inn Fleet St. - LONDON, Ej
The Business of ALLSOP & MASON has been merged In the above Corn's
and will bo carried on by the Company from this date as a general Land Invest"
and Insuranco Agenry. 1
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage at Low Ratea. Town Lots and FarrJ
Lands for Salo ou easy terms, . (j
Victoria B. C, May lllth, 18S7. dwje-7t(.
Job printing of all kinds neatly done
at the Columiiian office, Prices will be
found as low as at any other office in
the provlnoe —Adv
Immense Sale of Boots and Shoe*
RUBBER G-002DS, <ScO.    I
Commencing February gth, 1889. I
the undersigned will now place his entire stook on the market at W'lloll'SIll
prlCCS) 110 reserve.   Everything mtist be sold.
$((,000 worth of Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Rubber Goods, Shoe Findings, kc.
An early inspection will convince tho public that we moan business,   Terms-
itnder S50, cash; over §30, secured notes at 3 months with interest.
-A.. 33. T^XBT-TEMTTrrB,
Boots & Shoes!
no. as.
Weekly Britisli Coliiita.
Wednwlny Morning, Jnne UU, 1S80.
LatBStlJT TBlecrapli
Press llcspatcheH.
London, June 21,—It is now likuly
that ihe Duke of Cambridge, commander in-chief of the Britiah nrmy
and lirat cousin to Queen Victoria, will
have to answer in a police court for
his assault on reporter Simms on the
occasi< ni of the firemen's parade recently. Simms and his friend after vainly
appealing for a warrant against the
duke, tirst to one magistrate and
another, brought their case to the
higher courts. Lord Coleridge, chief
justice of England, to-day gave his de-
cisiou remanding the case to a mngis
trate fur adjudication. In his decis
ion the 1-rd ohief justice says that it
ia nf the highest importance that the
publio should at all times rest satisfied
that all subjects are equal before the
law. To preserve this confidence the
law must be no respocter of persons.
New Orleans, Lh., June 22.—O.
Facquet and A. T. N»quin, editors of
the Comet and Sentinei, rival newspapers in Thibodeaux, had a shooting
aflray to-day in front of St. Joseph's
cullege, Thibodeaux. Noquiu wns
■hot in the body, dying from the
wound in less than an hour, while
Facquet was wounded in the hesd, but
not dangerously. The difficulty arose
from a newspaper controversy. Sentinel accused Facquet of getting drunk
at a picnic. Facquet demanded un
apology, which was refused, and the
editors met with the result stated.
Boston, June 22. A three-story
wooden tenement budding, un the corner of West and 7th streets, fell in
this forenoon. An old woman waa
killed outright and it is reported several persons are in the ruins. The
firemen and polico are at work on the
Sun Fkancisco, June 22.—The
coal dealers association of California
has just bren organized here. Its object is to afford better protection to
the denier and consumer and to remove
all teinptntions to resort to improper
methods to make profit. The association price fnr coal will be $2 advance
on the ton, the scale fixing the retail
price of coal nt $11. Each member
Bigns nu agreement not to make the
margin less than $2 a ton, mid no
coal will be sold to dealers not signing
the agreement.
PmsDuna, Pa., Juno 22.—Ex-
Caslner Voight of the wrecked Farmer and Merchants South Side Bank,
thiB morning was sentenced to six
years in penitentiary. Friday last
Voight entered a plea of "nolle ailendii"
on the oharge of embezzling $150,000
of the bank funds.
Johnstown, June 22.—The Red
CrtwB hospital reports two cases of
blood poisoning and two of typhoid
fever. At tho meeting of local physicians, at which they compared notes
sb to the number of lives lost in the
flood, all agreed the dead numbered
at leaat 10,000; this judgement is accepted with confidence.
Chicago, June 22. — An important witness was to-day found
in tho Cronin case. George C.
Brooks, a news agont. Bays on tho
night of May 4th he was driving on
Lakeview with his sweetheart, She
law three men loading a trunk into a
wagon at the Carlson cottage and nn
half hour later ho saw the same men
dumping the contents of the trunk into the catch basin. He saw the men
distinctly and will be able to identify
them. His silence he says, haB been
caused by fear of violence from the
San Franoisco, June22.-Tliefnllow-
ingtelegram was receivedthis morning
by Jucke J. R. Lewis, of the Seattlo relief fund committee. Have sent you
another $5000 to-day. (Signed) Louis
Slow." This makes altogether $20,-
000 which have been Bent to the relief of Seattle.
Johnstown, Pa., June 22.—A number of sufferers by the flood have combined tu retain counsel to bring an
action against the South Fork Fishing
Club, the owners of the fatal dam,
Fremont, Ohio, June 22.-—Tho condition of Mrs. ex-president Hayes
shows no sign of improvement to-day,
and no hope is entertained of her
PoitTiANO, Or., June 22.—Fire at
Vancouver, Washington Ty., complete
ly destroyed twenty fine buildings
early this morning. Total loss is
about seventy-five thousand dollars,
smnll insurance. The fire was the
work of un incendiary. Fire now under control.
Ottawa, June 22.—Cardinal Tasch-
ereuu'n niece, Mi»s Josephine Taschereau, daughter of the supreme court
judge, has elopod with und married a
young British civil engineer. The
marriage occurred at the Episcopal
church at tiananonue. Tho young
man  refused to become a Catholic.
Sydney, N. S. W., June 22.-By
the cave in of a mine at New Oaallo,
70 minora are entombed. Every effort is being made to rescue them, but
it ia doubtful if tlieir Uvea can be
London, June 22.—The negotiations
for tho Toronto loan are now complete.
Tomorrow the Bank of Montreil will
invite tenders at a minimum price of
96 percent, for£686,500sterling, forty
year bonds, bearing 3i per oent.' interest. The prospectus will include ■
very terse and clear atatoment signed
by Mayor Olarko and the oity treaauror,
setting forth the population and wealth
of the oity. The tenders will be opened
next Thursday. At preaent the outlook in the money market ia favorable
for the issue, which ia almoat certain
to be & success. The security offered
is admitted in the oity to be excellent.
The prospeotua will call Bpeoial attention to the faot that the revenues of
tbe city, irrespeotive of taxation, are
on the entiro funded debt. The minimum price fixed is fair in proportion to
current quotations for Toronto fours
nud Montreal threes.
London, June 22.—Advices from
Auckland state that Lieut. Thurston
ia making nu investigation at Apia
into tho charges mnde by Germany
ngninst tho British consul at Apia that
honsvisl-'d Mataafa.
Liverpool, .1 une 22.—Ship ownors
here nre now having littlo or no difficulty in obtaining full crews at the
old rates. A fireman on tho s.s. Umbria cut hia throat on the Bhip's dock
this morning and jumped into the river
to avoid being seized by his shipmates.
Ottawa, June 22.—Ex-Presidont
Cleveland nnd a fishing party will
visit Kingston shortly.
Tho Mail publishes a letter trom
grand Chaplain Potter of tho Orange
lodge ot the metropolitan province,
England, protesting ngninst the
Jesuit*.' Estates bill and endorsing a
resolution passed by the metropolitan
grand lodge on the subject. Tho resolution sympathizes with the Canadian Orangemen.
A Kingston dispatch says: A battery wns summoned from the oity nt
one o'clock this morning to tho Kingston ponitontinry lo quell a threatened
revolt. Sir John S. D. Thompson
has left for ttio scene. At tho department of justice here officials say tho
troops were only called out as a pre
cautionary measure, because the peni-
teminry is in darkness. Iu n few days
the gns will be superseded by electric
London, Juno 22.—Sir Charles Tupper made an important speech ut the
annual dinner of the Imperial Federation League to-night. He congratulated tho leaguo on the progress of the
movement in Canada, though himself
unable to join somo of the federationists in believing the empire must full
to piecea unless a great radical change
in the constitution was effected. The
movement had not set the heather on
fire in Oanada, because, perhaps, no
colony needs less stimulus to loyalty io
the empire; nlso because tho French
Canadian population desired nothing
better than their existing liberties.
Still, if the movement should take a
practical turn let the British government and the opposition unite, and
summon an imperial conference in
London to consider the whole question,
especially on tho basis of self-interest
to each pnrt of the empiro. He bo-
lieved such a convention would hnve a
practical outcome, and would lend to
the ndoptiou of a fiscal policy, which
would ndd strength and unity to the
empire. The speaker waB much cheered. Lord Herschel thought a conference would bo, perhaps, premature.
Mr. Rankin, M. P., urged the Dominion government to tako tho initiative
with the otlier colonioa.
Johnstown, June 24,—At 1 o'clock
this afternoon the upper end of the first
ward caught fire from n large pile of
debris that was burning. The flames
enveloped 25 or more houses, and in a
fow moments got beyond control. Four
Philadelphia firo engines were put to
work, hut could do nothing to stay the
spread of the lire, which now threatens
to sweep nwny the entiro upper end of
the town. A high wind is blowing.
The militia have been ordered from camp
to assist the citizens and firemen. The
value of property in this district is at
least $30,000.
3 p.m.—The wind ia high and the fire
is spreading rapidly toward Kernevillo.
It has gotten beyond the control of
the fire department and now covers
five acres.
San Francisco, June 24.—Tom Ah
Poy, one of tho three highbinders who
butchered Tong Hoy to death with
hatchets on the street late lost night,
was captured early this morning. One
of tho murderers is still at large. Hoy
owed Poy n small sum of money, antl,
with the two othors to aid him, murdered Hoy for refusing to rcpoy him.
Omaha, June 24.—John Phimmer, a
prominent farmer, was murdered last
night while returning from tho meeting
of tho farmer's alliance, of which he was
a prominent member. Geo. Phimmer,
his brothor, hns been arrested on suspicion, as bnd blood has existed between
them for some time.
Haverstraw, .Tune 24,—A gang of
colored men and of Hungarians, engaged iu a serious riot at Jones Point
yesterday afternoon, the result of
which was the shooting of 4 Hungarians by the colored men, The colored line has been the occaaion
of a great deal uf bitter feeling,
which found vent iu two Hungarians
attempting to drown a negro. The
letter's friend saw the attempt and
went to his rescue. The Hungarians
gathered to do battle for 'heir two
friends. A colored man named James
Morton deliberately drew n revolvor
and fired seven shuts, bringing'down
four Hungarians ono of whom was instantly killed. Then the fight becamo
general, and knives and pistols wore
freely UBed. Word waa immediately
sent to Havorsiraw and two officers
and Coroner McGowan visited the
Bcene, when Clarke Ryder, Walter
Dean, Frank Long and Walter Davis
were arrested and held aa witnesses,
while Morton, the man who did the
shooting made his escape. This morning the colored men started to work in
a brickyard, when the Hungarians
turned out and with shouts of "four
niggers for one white man" drove them
from the place. Sheriff Shnnkey has
bpen telegraphed for. Still further
trouble la anticipated.
Ottawa, June 24,—It ia stated in
offioial circles that no action will be
taken at preaent by either the Dominion
or British governments in regard to protecting British aoaling vessels in Behring
sea. The question aa to the right of the
United States to exclusive jurisdiction
will for the present be held in abeyance,
aa on good authority it Ib learned that
tho British government is seeking the
co-operation of aeveral maritime powers
of the world, with a viow to joiniug the
dispute against the U. S. claims, and to
forco tho question to arbitration. The
British government will tnko no action
until a settlement has been arrived at in
thte way.
Ottawa, June 24,—The threatened
revolt at the Kingston penitentiary
more than enough to pay the interest I to-day did not take place, as the result
of precautionary measures. ■ In l.-s
than thirty minutes the men of "A"
buttery wero insido the prison walls
nnd were so stntiouod in different pnrts
of Ihe institution thnt not ll single
prisoner wus aware of their presence.
This nri'niigcuicni, says the warden,
would offoctunlly prevent the currying
out of the previous plan which wss as
follows: "Euch gang, ill which nre
50 or GO men with four or five guards,
was at a given sigiiul to overpower tlie
guards, nud then tie them up in the
shops. Tho outside gangs, thnt is the
men working outside tho prison wulls,
and who number 70 or 80, wero, on
honring tho signal, to overpower their
gunrds, open the gates mid attack the
tho armory in which nil our lilies nnd
amunition are stored. When we consider the number of prisoners in the
institution, 550 in all, one can very
well see the folly of attempting to
quell such a general uprising as
was threatened without outside help.
Another point, too, that rendered it
important that we should have an extra force viz: That even should tho
prisoners only overpower a few guards,
they could prevent other guards from
firing by holding up before them as
shields, these guards whom they had
in their powor, and they might quite
easily have made their escape that
way. Thu minister of justico nnd Inspector Moylan expressed themselves
perfectly satisfied with my course.
Whon tho prisoners were coming from
breakfast troops wero drawn up iu line
in two files and Ihe prisoners marched
through. It ia hardly necessary to
say they were greatly surprised. They
nt once lost heart and an outbreak wna
nol attempted. We have arreatod the
ringleaders and in due timo punishment will bo meted out to them."   .
Helena, Mou., June 26.—News
reached hero early thia morning from
Arlee, tho principal town in the Flathead reserve, that Sheriff Heyfron and
a posse from Missoula county, who
went tu the reserve to arrest three
Indian murderers are having a battle
with the Indians, wlie refused to give
up the men wanted. Two Indians nro
reported to have been killed already.
Agont Konnn has called on the officer
in command at Fort Missoula for
truops, but thnt officer is waiting ordors from Washington. In the meantime a posse of well known citizens
from Missoulaheaded by MuyorSloane,
haa been organized, and it is on its
wny to aid the sheriff. The civil oflicers nre determined to arrest, the murderers, nnd ns the IndianBnredetermined not to give them up serious troubleis
Puiladelpaia, Pa., June 25—Mra.
Whiteleg, who poisoned her husband
and two ohildren, was executed this
morning.   The drop fell at 10:07.
Wilkebbarre., Pa., June 25.—
Red Nosed Mike waa hanged at 10
o'clock thia morning for tho murder of
Paymaster McClure. Nothing of a
sensational nature in connection with
the execution. The body was cut
down at 10:18 a. m.
Madera, Oal., June 25.—George
Crooks, a rancher, living in a cabin
about twenty miles from here, waa
fouud dead in his bed this morning
with a large ont on hia breast devouring hia face. The cat wob driven away
and the coroner notified.
Benicia, Oal., June 25.—At 1:30
o'clock this morning fire broke out in
the pioneer tannery, the largest and
moat fully equipped concern of ita kind
in California. A high wind was blowing and lhe firemen were unable to
cope with the flames, nnd in loss than
an hour the tannery was a pile of ashes.
The loss will probably exceed 8200,-
000. Insurance $37,000. The owners
were McKay & Chisholm.
San Franoisco, June 25.—The will
of Robert 0. Johnson, deceaaod, merchant, wbb filed for probate to-day.
The estate is valued at over a million
dollars. A hundred thousand dollars
ia left for charitable purposes.
Atlanta, Ga., June25.—In aupreme
court, Tom Woolfolk, who murdered
his family consisting of five persons,
was convicted of murder in tho first
Fremont, Ohio, June 25.—Mrs.
Hayes, wife of ex-President Hayes,
died this morning at 6:30 o'clock,
Washington, June 25.—The president signed the papers for the extradition of Martin Burke, on Iub return
from Cape May last night. This
morning they were countersigned by
the oeoretary of atate, George W.
Baker, of Illinois, U. S. attorney's officer left fur Chicago on the noon train
with the papers in his possession.
London, June 25.—The identity of
the woman whose body waa recently
taken piecemeal uut of the Thames,
has been established, soveral poisons
having recognized her by the clothing
in which parts of her body was wrapped, and by peculiar scars on the arms.
She wns Elizabeth Jackson, a frequenter of common lodging houses in Chel
sea, and virtually a prostitute. She
was known to be alive on May Slst.
The identification has revived the
theory that she was another victim of
Jack the Ripper.
London, June 25.—Before the Parnell commission to-day Joseph Kenny
testified he did not know Lecaron. He
denied he introduced Lecaron to Mr.
Sexton. He would not allow such a
man into hiB house. Lecaron, he said,
had a false face which would make
honest men chary of associating with
London, June 25.—In a email
pamphlet jnst printed by order of the
house nf commons, is contained a record of the convictions of members of
parliament for offences againat the
Crimea act, showing that during the
past year Irish members have been
sentenced to terms of imprisonment
aggregating nearly seven years.
Twonty-four Irish mombera have been
convicted, and ono English member,
Mr. Conybeare, has a sentence sti'l
hanging ovor him. Cox and
Finnucniio sustained no leas than
five prosecutions, though their sentences aggregated only five and
nine months, respectively. Mr. Condon, undergoing his fourth incarcer
ation, has n'toyether boon sent, neod
to 8 months' imprisonment. Edward
Harrington hns to complete a lenn ol
six months following another of one
month, nnd Patrick O'Brien's two convictions have shut bun up for seven
months. William O'Brien hus received sentences aggregating six
montha nod David Sheehan 10 mon lis.
Paris, June 25.—Report is now becoming generally believed thnt the
French government intends to hasten
tho declines, and thut it will probably
tix them forthe middle of August.
This will be donu in order to uiilizo
its success duiing the exhibition, and
thus foil the Boulangists. The government will also for same reasons
avoid giving the formal report on the
investigation of the charges against
Genoral Boulanger. In such a report
it could not fail but to weaken its position.
ce Family firoceriest
The lacrosse mutches at Winnipeg
on Friday mid Saturday resulted ub
follows : Winnipeg 1, Brandon 3,
Winnipeg 3, Plum Creek 2.
A Boston syndicate have bought the
Magdalen islands, in the Gulf of St.
Lawrence, fur half u million dollars.
Johu Hennessey, a clerk, belonging
to n good family in Montreal, who was
found uudty of rape upon a little girl
thirteen year.* of age, was sentenced
to fourteen years,
Early Thursday morning tire broke
out in the engine room of the Cornwall, Ont., spinning mill. The entire building was soon in flumes. Lose
$40,000 to $50,000.
of the shareholders of the Shuswnp
*OkannBnn Railway will bo held atthe
office of the Company, No. 40, Governmental.. Victoria, on Tuesday, July 2nd,
1880, nt 11 o'clock n. m.
w'olOI2 SecreluryS. 4 0. Ry.Co.
Shorthorn and very High Grade Bull
Calves for snlo, at pi-Ices from $35 to
Gonzales stook Fnrm,
mh27wlo Victoria, B. 0.
For Sale Cheap.
BUM., 3 years old} and
yenrs old.
Both nnlmnls are In fine condition.
Apply to
w!2Jelm Popcnm saw Mill,
LaToracior EJerring-s,
"Mlaclscexel, Salt Ood,
Aimour's TJnc. Hams,
^^rncio-ax's TJ-rxc. Bacon.
Flo-ax. Bxaxi. Snorts*
noidwiy Scoullar-ArmstroriK Block, Columbia St.
W. & fi. Wolfenden,
b: i a-e: - c l .a. s s
Cor. Columbia $c Mary Sts.
Corner of Church and Columbia Streets,
(srsntlsfnctlon guaranteed.    dwfe7tc
JOHN S. COX, Prop.
Light bra Ilium,
Partridge CocHhlns.
Plymouth Hocks,
White faee Bl'k Spanish
White Crested, Black  and Golden
Poland b.
Houdans-      Silver-pencilled   Ham-
Black,Red and Pitt Games.
Toulouse Geese,     Rouen Ducks*
My Yarcta are open for inspection.
Real Estate,
Insurance and Financial
Farming Lands/Town Lots
A Pleasing Sense of Health
and Strength Renewed, and
of Ease and Comfort
Follows iho use ot Syrup of Figs, aa it
acts gently on the
Kidneys, Liver 0 Bowels
Effectually Cleansing the System-when
Costivo or Bilious, Dispelling
Colds, Headaches and Fevers
and permanently curing
without weakening or irritating tho organs on -which it acts.
For Bole lu 75c bottles by all Leading
. Sui Faurcisoo, Cu.,
"-oojsviuj.Kr.. Niw You. K, I
Business Property.
Lot facing on Columbia 'and Front Sts.,
in central portion of .the city! several
buildings bring good rent—$22,090.00.
Lot 4, Block 7, nenr Lytton Square,
66x132 feet, fronting on Columbia and
Front Sts.-J6,000.00.
Corner Lot on Columbia St., 33x66 test—
Also—Lot and Building with stook of
Goods, one of the hest business stands
in the city.
Improved Residential Property
Lot 15, Block 13; two houses rented at
paying figures—$4,600,00.
House and Lot on Lome St., near Col-
Lots 4, 5 k 6, Blook 19; good house,
garden, kc; oholoe residence property
Corner Lot on Columbia St,; fenced and
House and Lot-on Columbia St.; oneof
the finest residences in the city—$7,-
House and Lot on Royal Avenue, near
Douglas St.—$2,000.00,
House and 3 Lots, corner Royal Avenue
and St. Patrick's St.; no better residence site in the city—$10,000,00.
1 acre, with 7 houses, near the Park—
Vacant Residential Property.
Let 1, Block 28; corner lot on Agnes S4»-
fino residence site-$1200.00.
Lots on St. Andrew's St., noar Queans
Avenne--$500.00 each.
Lots on Montreal, Douglas aud HaK~
fnx Sts,, near Clinton St.; fino view
nnd well situated—$350.00, S3*5.0"fc
Lot on Mclbourno St., near Clinton-
Lot 9, Sub-Block 10; fine residence loSu-
Lots on Pclham St., near Mary—$000.8*
Lot on Pelham St., near St. Andrew'*;
fine site—$600,00.
Lot on St. John's St., near Melbourne—
Lot in St, Andrew's Squaro-$300.0».
Lots in Block fronting on Nort-jl Am
road; finest chance in the market Tin
residence or speculation—$125.00 tt
Lots in Subdivision of Lot 11, sub-Bloe
12-5C0.00 to $126.00.
Lots in Subdivision of Lot 17, cub-Bloc
13—$160.00 each.
Lots in Westminster Addition at $15JW
to $50.00. VOLUME 34.
NO. 28.
Weekly British Columbian
-Iftdnesduy Morning. June :.
Dr. Nansen, the Danish explorer,
■•io was successful last year in
grossing Greenland, a task said to
Save never been accomplished be-
fcre, will shortly give the results of
sua expedition to the British Royal
Geographical Society. The journey
m the fourth attempt made in recent
years to penetrate the icy plains of
the northern land, which the adventurous spirit of our time likes to explore, and whieh men of science are
anxious to investigate. The party
consisted of six men, who could
manage a boat skilfully in wnter
filled with icebergs and smalller obstructions, and who besides were
able to get over vast expanses of
•now on the ski, or the Norweigan
gnowshoe. The expedition set out
la May, 18S8, but the long preliminary voyage by way of Iceland,
and the presence of much coast ice
delayed landing until August. Then
a tramp over the inland fields of ice
and snow began. The provisions
■were packed on sleds, drawn by the
explorers. Natives wore met with,
bat as they have scarcely ever come
in contact with civilization, were
timid and distant. After leaving
the coast there wns apparently no
sign of lifo; trees or plants there
mre none, and no animals crossed
their path. The party pushed on,
ever mountain and plateau, in an
atmosphere ranging at night from
iorty to fifty below zero, but warmer
ra the daytime. Sometimes it was
necessary to melt snow to obtain
wate for making the coffee and chocolate used by the members of the
expedition. Dr. Nansen relates
that this was often done "by our
•wn warmth in iron bottles carried
inside onr clothes on our bosoms"—
a pleasant subject for contemplation
in August weather in this country.
By the end of September the party
teached without mishap the west
eoast of Greenland, having traced
■early three hundred miles of what
seems to be a perfectly arctic region,
without vegetable or animal existence. The London Times thinks
in Greenland "the last remnant of
the glacial period reigns supreme
that, here we have a perfect example
eft- what our own islands were when
covered everywhere with hundreds
ef feet of ice." Dr. Nansen arrived
too late on the west coast to get a
vessel for Europe before the winter
get in, the last boat for 1888 having
already left, so, perforce the winter
i waa spent at the settlement of God-
i thaat. From the accounts the winter on the Greenland coast was
sleaaant enough, there being shooting and snowshoeing. The most
charming sport, however, will go
tight homo to the heart of the
American canonist, as Dr. Nansen
thus describes it: "But the most
Sucinating of all was the life in the
Kajak, this small Esquimaux skin-
hont, only capable of holding one
nan, which certainly has not its
e*"ual, and is the best one-man vessel
in the world. It is propelled by a
saddle, and when you have learnt to
manage it properly you may go
against the heaviest storm. If you
are capsized by a sea and can manage your oar, you can easily rise
again and need not be afraid of anything. A good Esquimaux can in
his kajak go even 80 miles in one
day. For one who cannot manage
his kajak easily it is a rather dangerous sport, and many Esquimaux
die in the kajak every year." Very
like the canoe. Tho voyage has dispelled the illusion that in the interior of the southern parts of
Greenland a habitable land existed,
and it ia very improbable that ideas
ef hospitable regions farther north
and closer to the North Pole are
anything but mere figments of the
Justice has been represented us
Mini). This is not the only disability under which the divine attribute
aa administered by puny man labors.
It is very often halt and maim as
well. Hardly anyone in any com-
manity where justice holds its courts
ean have failed to notice the incon.
aistency which sometimes obtains
Between the sentence of the judge
or magistrate and the.oUence itself.
In some cases the .award of the
oourt is ridiculously inadequate, in
others outrageously excessive. Such
injustices of so-called justice have
heen witnessed in our own province
even, and will occur to the memory
of the observant render. This subject recently came up for discussion
in tho British house of commons
npon a motion for a royal commission to inquire "as to the best means
by which greater equality of sentences and thii more systematic punishment of repeated offences may bo
secured." The motion was defeated
by a majority of 122 to 53, but the
debate to which it gave rise was not
only interesting but likely to result
in good. The mover cited numerous
instances in which the sentences in
flicted seemed outrageously unequal.
For example, in 1881 a distinguished
judge in one day tried two men, each
of whom wus accused of kicking a
woman to death. In one case the
victim was the prisoner's wife, and
the sentence was six weeks' imprisonment, in the otlier the prisoner's
mistress was the victim, and the
punishment awarded was five years'
penal servitude. Even the latter
sentence seems much too lenient,
but why the brute that murdered
his wife should have been winked at
in such a shameful way probably
only the judicial brain could fathom
and the judical tongue elucidate,
What can be thought, too, of such a
sentence as this, penal servitude for
life, which another Daniel meted
out to a lad of seventeen for attempting to blackmail an old gentleman" In the same court in which
this sentence was pronounced another judge a few months afterwards
awarded a man ten years' penal servitude for a similar offence. For
some inexplicable reason it appears
to be a common failing of magistrates and judges to punish offences
against the person much less severely
than offences against property. A
man in England was sentenced not
long ago to twelve years' penal servitude and seven years' police supervision for stealing a piece of canvas,
while many a wife-killer has escaped'
with much lighter punishment.
Many such instances wore mentioned
in the course of the debate, and not
a few similar ones, it is believed,
could be found in the records of
Oanadian criminal courts, especially
those of summary jurisdiction. The
proposition made by the gentleman
who introduced tho subject at Westminster, that a royal commission
should be appointed to inquire into
the matter, met with little favor,
but very many of those who took
part in the discussion approved of a
suggestion that was made, that a
court of criminal appeal should be
organized. The home secretary himself admitted, that it might be most
desirable to have such a court, provided its functions were limited to
simply reviewing evidence and re
vising sentences. Many points
would have to be considered, however, he said, before suoh a suggestion could be adopted. It is scarcely
probable, thinks an eastern exchange, that the evil in question
prevails in Oanada to such an extent as would justify so radical a
change as the establishment in the
Dominion of a court of appeal for
criminal cases, moro especially as
we see too many bad results of the
working of a similar system in the
United States. Nevertheless very
many of our magistrates (and the
injunction will apply in thiB province too) might well make more
careful use of the discretion allowed
them in the awarding of punishments, and even some of our judges
might do something towards rendering such punishments more uniform
than they are at present.
There is evidence, says tho Mono
tary Times, of a good deal of shrewd
observation and experience in the
following list of prohibitions drawn
up by a successful businoss man for
the governance of his clerks in giving credits. They were promulgated
some months ago at a gathering of
grocers in New York, who endeavored to frame rules and agreements to euro trade evils. They
are worthy of repetition and
we reproduce them for the
benelit of all concerned: "Do
not trust a man who is unwilling to
make a statement over his own sig-
noture. Do not trust n man starting anew in business who has not
sufficient capital of his own to pay
for stock and fixtures. Do not trust
a man unless convinced that his
daily profits aro more than his daily
expenses. Do not trust a man who
habitually andrcbntinualiy sells his
goods for- less than avorat-o cost for
doing business. Do not trust a man
who drinks to excess, Do not trust
a man who lives beyond his means.
Do not trust a man for more than
one quarter of his visible assets. Do
not'' trust a man who is a constant
better on horse races, or is a gambler." Apply these rules in the ordinary way of Oanadian wholesale
trade, and how many would stand ?
asks the Monetary Times. And yet
they are sensible rules, some of them
essential rules, in these days of extravagance and artificial living.
An advertiser in the New York
Herald, in advertising for "a competent and reliable bookkeeper,"
specifies that "bookkeepers who
suffer from thirst caused through the
smell of the ink or the dry look of-
the paper need not apply,
Bradstreet's estimates the money
lossos by tho recent floods in the
United States, of which tho Johnstown disaster was the most deplorable of all the consequences, at
$44,250,000. Of all this amount
$30,000,000 falls on the Pennsylvania railway and the Oambria iron
and steel companies.
Children Cryfor Pitcher's Castoria.
Eli Perkins has been writing to
the New York World his impressions of British Oolumbia and the
Northwest, He has been simply
astonished, he says, at the natural
wealth along the entire line of the
O. P. E., which road, though only
five years old, is self-sustaining from
Winnipeg to Vancouver. After
speaking in most fluttering terms of
Victoria' and Vancouver, which
cities he visited, Eli branches out
into eloquent generalities, as follows:
"Immediately on leaving Winnipeg
the O.P.R. strikes the fertile prairies
of the Saskatchewan loaded with
wheat and cattle and fanned by the
warm ohinook winds from the Japan seas. Here is a fertile farming
country as level as Illinois and as
black and rich as tho alluvial soil of
Iowa, 1,000 miles long and 600
miles wide. It roaches from Winnipeg to the Rocky mountains, and
from Dakota and Wyoming to the
Athabasca and the Peaoe rivers. It
grows more temperate as it goes
nortii until on the Peace river, we
find tho climate of Missouri. Under
all this land is a thick deposit of
coal. Ooal crops out in a thousand
places, at Medioine Hat, Brandon
and Battleford. At Oalgury the
road strikes the Rockies filled with
the same rich silver, copper, iron
and gold mines unit we find lower
down at Butte, Helena and Lead-
ville. At Banff1, the Interlaken of
America, are rich anthracite mines,
as rich- us Wilkesbarre and Scran-
ton, This anthracite is now being
shipped to Vancouver, Portland and
San Francisco, There is no poor
soil along the O.P.R. There is no
Humbolt basin, no thousand miles
of hot, waterless sand. The country
between the Rockies and the Cascades is heavily timbered with
cedar, balsam, pine and hemlock.
The grass is as green as in New
England, Every garden springing
up in the forests shows thrifty corn,
potatoes, peas, and luscious fruits.
In all this country the thermometer
seldom gets below 12 ° below zero,
It is warmed by the Japan chinook
breezes. The great Fraser which,
with the Oolumbia, drains the
northwest half of the continent,
drains all the country between the
Rockies and the Cascades. It is
down this river, with its roaring
torrents, splendid gorges and deep
canyons, like the canyons of the
Arkansas, that the O.P.R. plunges
through the Cascade mountains into
the fertile and almost tropical plains
of British Columbia, These plains
fronting on Puget Sound are loaded
with cedars and pine, enough to
supply the universe for a hundred
years." If Eli has erred at all in
the foregoing, it is in profuse generosity of expression, but he may be
pardoned for this. It is hardly true,
we are afraid, to say that the Peace
River possesses the climate of Missouri (although it may be just as
desirable in some respects), and to
mako the unqualified assertion that
"it grows more temperate as it goes
north" will hardly enhance Mr. Perkins' reputation as a truth-teller.
Thoso "Japan chinook breezes" must
have blown through Eli's whiskers
with the utmost soothing effect, for
he evidently can't say enough about
them. While agreeing with the versatile- Perkins that these "breezes"
are very important entities, especially on this side of the mountains,
it would require considerable imagination to detect any Japanese flavor
in the breezes that sometimes blow
over the Northwest, although proximity to the Pacific, and the decreasing altitude of the mountain
barrier as it stretches northward,
undoubtedly does render certain
portions of the Northwest, including
part of the Peace River tract, moro
temperate as to it its winter climate
than Manitoba, Dakota or Montana.
"The almost tropical plains of British Columbia," "loaded with cedars
and pine," nnd "fronting on Puget
Sound/' (1), has a far better ring to
our v-Jlitid thun tho contemptuous
"sea of mountains" with which less
observant and liberal-minded tourists
have seen fit to advertise their own
niole-eyedncss nnd general stupidity,
and is much nearer tho truth, if it
is "a little mixed." On the whole,
Eli Perkins, who, it must be remembered, passed through "from Winni
peg to Vancouvor" at a favorablo
season of the year for seeing things
to advantago en route, has given
evidence of being a tolerably close
and accurate observer and a fair, ns
well ns enthusiastic, doscribor.
Longshoremen's ftrlcvanccs.
The longshoremen of Nnnaimo are
considerably perturbed by the action
of the captain of the steamer Walla
Walla who brought over no less than
38 men to trim coal in his vessel and
did not give tho Nanaimo men a chance
to earn a dollar. Some of them say
they were told to go to the boat to
work and got up for that purposo at
3 a. m„ only to find a crowd of union
men from Vancouvor filling their
places at 10 oonls an hour less than
thoy usually reoeived. They say it
seems a trifle hard that men ahould be
shipped from another town to take tho
bread out of their mouths. All thnt
we cun suggest is that the Nanaimo
men form a union.—Courier.
(From Daily Columbian, June 19.)
Late reports from Nicola state that
the grasshoppers have eaten up everything green.
The city council has voted $200 to
nssisii in sending n provineinl exhibit
to the Toronto industrial exhibition
this full. A similar exhibition is to bo
lii-ld in Montreal and the exhibit
should go there also.
Mr. John Sirr, of Sea Island, has
sold hiB fine farm, consisting of 260
nores, along with stock, implements,
etc, for the sum of fJ10,000, to n gen-
tleman named Prentiss, who has lately
ci.mu from Scotland.
A writ of prohibition was granted
this morning by Judge McCreight retaining the Maple Ridgo licensing
commissioners from granting to R.
W. Molntosh a license to sell intoxi-
catins liquors nt Port Hammond.
The pnrk improvements aro to be
done in future by contract only, and
tenders for the work will shortly bo
called for. The contract will bo de-
vided into four parts, which will result in the work being more quickly
Richards, Hny wood & Macintosh are
nothing if not enterprising. Thoy
have rented the outside of tho street
sprinkler and decoratod its sides with
a legend, painted in glittering letters,
tolling who the champion real estate
denlors are.
The Seattlo grand jury has returned
a true bill ngninst Carlisle nnd Coberty,
the Vancouver, B. C, burglars, for
smuggling stolen jewellry into the
United Statea. They entered pleas of
not guilty. Coberty gave his true
name aB Kupitz.
The base ball match at Vancouver
yesterday resulted in a clear victory
for the Vancouver team. The score
stood nt tho close of the gamo, Vancouver 10 runs, Westminster 4 runs.
Some interesting matches nro sure to
follow this defent of tho Westminster
The mayor, aldermon nnd citizens of
Westminster have been invited to attend the Dominion Dny celebration at
Vancouver on July 1st, and the invitation has been nccepted. It iB probable
a thousand Westminsterites will viait
the terminal oity on that day if the
train aervice is adequate.
The spring court of assize at Clinton
opened un Tuesday last at 10 a. ra.,
Mr. Justice Walkem presiding. Mr.
Stoddard wbb chosen foreman of the
grand jury, and there being no criminal cases on the docket, Mr. Sheriff
Phair presented his lordship with a
pair of white kid glovea, in accordance
with the usual custom.—Colonist.
In Ten Days Time.—"Was troubled
with headache, bad blood and loss of appetite, and tried all sorts of medioinea
without success. I then tried one bottle
of Bnrdock Blood Bitters and found relief in 10 days." A. J. Meindle, Mat-
tawa, Ont,
Our Unequalled Lumber.
Mr. John Lamb, proprietor of the
Slair coal mines, N. W. T., has been
in the city on a purchasing visit, and
yesterday placed a large order for lumber with tho Royal City milk Mr.
Lamb iB more than pleased with the
quality of our lumber and says it is the
best he has ever seen, and superior to
anything supplied to the Northwest
market by local mills. Mr, Lamb left
for home to-day much pleased with hiB
visit to Westminster.
Cbureu of England Synod.
The annual meeting of the Synod of
the diocese of New Westminster began
this morning.   The members met at
10 o'clock in Holy Trinity church,
where holy communion was celebrated
by His Lordship, Bishop Sillitoe.    At
11 o'olock the Synod uasemblod nt
Hyack hall and the first session commenced. There wero present His
Lordship, Bishop Sillitoe, Vonernble
Archdencon Woods, and Rev. Messrs.
Schufield, Allan, Clinton, Ditchnm, Irwin, Wright and Brooks, and 11 Iny
membors Bishop Sillitoe nddresscd
the meeting on the mutters under discussion nt tho "Lambeth Conference."
Committees wero then appointed and
Iho synod adjourned till 8 o'clock this
Murderous Clilnnnicn Sentenced.
All Hoy, tlieChinnmnu who attempted to murder Mr. Herbert ,T. Kirkluud
ut Dens Island cannery lust weok, nnd
who wns tried under tho "Speedy
Trials Act" bofore Mr. Justico McCreight, wns brought up yesterday
morning for sentence. Tho prisoner
hnd made opon threats in court to murder Mr. Kirkland on tho tirst opportunity and this no doubt wns tnken into consideration by his lordship in pro-
nounoing sentenco. Ah Hoy wus son-
tencod to 15 yenrs in penitentiary,
which sentence hns met with goneral
approval. After being removed from
tho dock, All Hoy repeated his threats
against tho life of Mr. Kirkland and
also promised that as Boon ns lie is re
leased he will cut tlio throats of tho
two Indinns who gave evidonco againBt
hlm. It is probablo, howovor, that nt
the ond of 15 years his inclination to
kill will hnvo cooled off considerably.
Ah Ohue, oharged with burglary nnd
larceny, nnd who was tried undor the
"Spoody Trials Aot," oame boforo Mr.
Justice McCreight this morning, and
was sentenced to 10 years in penitentiary. Ah Ohue burglarized Mr. O. G.
Johnston's houso at Vancouver, and
bofore sentenco was pronounced on
him this morning he signified his intention nf murdering Mr. Johnson for
giving ovidence against him. Our
Chineso oitizens are becoming very
bold, but a few more sentences suoh as
these is certain to have a wholesome
effect on them. A long term of Imprisonment is a greater punishment to
Chinamen than death.
Flue on the Muwdust.
Shortly beforo noon to-day an alnrm
of liro wns Bounded and a general rush
wns mndo for the fire station. With
tlie reaults of the Seattle fire so troah
in mind every one felt alarmed, but a
general feeling of relief was apparent
on ull sides when it was learned that
the alarm had beon given for a small
tire whicli had started on the sawdust
pavement on Edinburgh street. The
reels and engine were soon run out,
and dragged to the spot indicated as
quickly as possible. A few minutes
after the water wns turned on the
flames wore extinguished, but the
stream waa kept plnying on the sawdust for eome timo afterwards so that
it might be thoroughly soaked aud a
repitition of the blaze prevented. The
firemen worked with a will, buta little
more organization was wanted. This,
howover, will not be perceptible at
future fires, as the Hyacka are fully
alive to the necessity of proper organization and are forming a hose company
which will be equal to any in the provinco.
Aid. D. McPhnden was one of the
tirst to discover the lire, and he, with
tho aid of a lady whose name oould not
be learned, bnt who is an active member of tho Salvation Army, did splendid work in keeping the fire from
spreading till the brigade arrived. The
lady packed pail nfter pail of water to
the lire, and proved herself a perfect
heroine. \
Morphine  Fiends.
The freo salo of morphine to anyone who wishes to buy it is having a
bad effect on many persons who are
inclined to the habit. Instances of its
oommom use and the evil effects arising out of it are frequent, even in Westminster, though the hospital records
show that tho other cities of the province nre still more burdened with tho
morphine fiend than the Royal Oity.
A week ago an Irishman, speaking a
beautiful broad broguo and professing
sufficient religion to warrant his canonization without waiting for death
nnd after results to entitle him to the
degree, was admitted into St. Mary's
hospital and placed in the froe ward.
Juat what he was suffering from could
not be fairly decided on, but he was
in a very bad way, and so the good
siaters kept him. A few days ago
eho sisters decided to give the poor
man a change of clothing, for hia own
were in a very bad condition and not
as clean aB the rules of the hospital
prescribed. After the change waa
made one of the sisters found in the
cast-off olothing a bottle of morphine,
but she had scarcely made the discovery whon the man came rushing
into the room and demanded it. The
sister refused to hand the drug over,
upon which the man, who all had looked on aa a aaint, turned on the sister
and heaped the most cowardly abuse
on her. The sister, however, was not
easily frightened and stoutly refused
to return the vile drug. The man left
the hospital and reported the case to
a magistrate, who sent word to the
effect that the drug would have to be
handed over. This was done and the
man left, reviling tho house that had
clothed and fed' him. Another case
is that of a lady almost crazed from
the effects of morphine, breaking from
her frienda at midnight and rushing
like a madwoman down town to get
some moro of tho drug. Sho was
caught, however, in time to save her
identity from being mnde public.
Cases of this kind are frequent, nnd it
is time some restriction was put on
the sale of the drug.
Arrested for Having stnlcu l.uods.
T. B. Spring, tho contractor, who
lives ou Oppenheimer Btreet, was yes-
terdny arrested on a warrant charging
him with having stolen goods in hia
possession. Hu wns locked up, but
nbout 5 o'olock libernted on bail of
$800. His sureties were Arthur Sullivan, who wns one of the principals in
tho Hogg scandal case, and George
Gordon. Sullivan hnd been running
around immediately nfter Spring's arrest in a terrible state of excitement
hunting for bail, but nil to whom he
had applied except Gordon refused,
Spring was ou Sullivan's bail bonds
during the hitter's trouble. Tho nc-
cusntiuii undor which Spring is laboring wns lnid by Mrs. Reid, whose husband nt ono timo wns in business here
but failed. Mrs. Good hnd a numbor of
buxca tilled with books and other
things and valued nt $250, which she
gave iu charge of Spring. After being
at Spring's house for some time the
boxes wero sent elsewhere to bo stored.
Mrs. Reed had thom opened n couple
of days ngo nnd found thnt tlieir contents hnd boon removed Shu at onco
lnid n charge ugainst Spring nnd obtained a aenrch warrant tu sual'oli hia
liouse. Tho aenrch resulted in finding
a conaiderablo quantity of property
which Mra. Rood claimed belonging to
her. Spring wai accordingly locked
Honor lo Whom Honor.
Editor Columman.—Sir,—I intended
to hnvo corrected the mistake in Satur-
dny'a issue regarding tho cherries sent lo
Mr. Van Home. The cherries in question came from the garden of Joseph
Wintemute, Esq., Polham at., and I muat
sny that had photographs beon takon of
the troes before the cherries were picked
off thoy would occasioned as much surprise as the branch I exhibited, It is a
Sgreat pity that our horticultural society
las not been nlivo to the advantage that
might acoruo to the provinoo by preserving fruit ns well as by photographing
trees in full fruit,
I am,
Yours, kc,
C. E. C. Brown.
The fire in tho Bushnoll Oil Ho-
finery at Mils End, Montreal,
burned over fifteen acres; Iobs, 850,-
Absolutely Pure.   1
This powder never varies. A marvel ol
purity, strength and whol esomenesa. Mora
economical than tho ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold ln competition wlththo
multitude of low test, ahort weight alum
or phosphate powders, Sold only ln cana.
Royal Baking Powder Co., 106 Wall St.,
New York. afely
In the Estate of Lorrus R. McInnhs,
against the estate of the late Loftus
It. Mela ilea are hereby notified that unless tlielr claims are furnished to tho
Executor, James A. liobinson, before th«
expiration of three months from this
date, the Executor will not bo responsible
for their payment. AU debts due tho estate to be paid at onec.
Dated this Sth day of June. 1889.
Je8-dwl-wm3 New Westminster.
Corbett & Kennedy,
Front Street,  .    Nkw Westminster*
above line, we respectfully solicit a
share of the trade, and trust by careful
attention to orders and moderate charges
to merit the same. Experienced workmen; satisfaction guaranteed.
Estimates furnished for Galvanised Iron
Cornice, Roofing, Plumbing, Gas-fitting,
Stenm and Hot water Heating, &o.
sw Entrance to premises on Mary St.,
tn roar of Bank of B. O. dwm h9to
Samuel Mellard,
Dealer ln Cutlery, Earthenware,
Books, Stationery and Medicines.
Land Agent, Conveyancer, and
Notary Public.
Agent for "Tbe Columbian."
Fost Office Address, Ohilliwhack.
Bank of Montreal.
CAPITAL (all paid up),
Head Office, • Montreal.
SIR D. A. SMITH, K. O. M. G.-Prcsldent.
O. A. DRUMMOND, Esd.-Vlco-Prostdenl
W. J. nUCHANAN-Qonerul Munnger.
Eng.; New York, Clilcngo, nnd In all
the principal cities nml towns fn Cnnnda.
Interest allowed on spectnl deposits.
Manaoeh, Vnucouver.
Scb-Aoent, Now Woatminster.
Merchant lailor
Black & Fancy Worsteds
Striped and Check
iiiwiu omfiuim
Opp. Colonial Hotel
Columbia St.,   -   New Wehtminsteb.
Family Groceries
Columbia Btreet,       Kew Westminster.
noldwly VOLUME 34.
•*Vc;-.kly British Columbian
NO. 26.
-Wednesday Morning. Jnne Hll. IWII-
(From Daily Columbian. June 20.)
The wnter in the river i" going down
a little every dm
AM. Cunningham is calling for tenders for the clen-um "f ■• portion of
Queeu'B pari;
Clow & Madura are calling for lenders for the erection of« I«» Btory residence on Lulu lsl mil.
Only one common drunk decorated
the polioe oourt ihis morning, nnd he
left bemoaning the loss of a crisp 85
The ship MacDuff haB loaded 600,-
000 feet of lumber nnd will have iho
balance of her cargo aboard in two
Fresh ahritnps made their appearance on the mniket tu-day fur the first
time thia season. They como frnm
The programme for the Dominion
day sports at Vanoouver is out. It
covers almoat every athletic sport and
the prizes are many and liberal.
That staunch old craft, generally
known aa Spratt's Ark, is lond ing
250,000 feet of lumher at llie Moody-
Ville mills fur the Mission bridge.
The old bridge roadwiy on Oolumbia
street, below Webater's wliarf, hns
been torn down and is being replaced
with a slab and snw dust rond bed.
A "mothers meeting" was held in
the W 0. T. U. hall yesterday afternoon, led hy Mis. Thus. Cunningham.
A paper wub rend on tho subject of
"purity ,in the himia," nnd a very interesting discussion followed. Theso
meetings are held monthly, and are
attended by quite a number of Indies.
Gives Instant Relief.—"I have been
troubled with asthma and n bnd cougli
for yenrs. I get nothing to help me like
Hagyard's Pectoral Balsam, and would
reco ninend it to others as it gives in.
atnnt relief." Extract from letter from
Walter McAuley, Vontnor, Ont.
laeroisc Hub Meeting:.
Tho Lacrsae olub meeting last night
waa largely attended and ' the moat
succeastul and enthusiastic yet held.
The constitution and by-laws were
read and adopted. An invitation to
visit Vancouver on Dominion day was
received and accepted. A uniform
was adopted which which will consist
of maroon jersey, white knickerbockers, belt and cap. The jersey is
to have the monogram of the club
worked on the breast in large white
letters. The return match with Vancouver has been arranged fur Saturday
29th inst.
Crushed by Timber,
Accidents aro epidemic at present
in the Royal City. The latest occurred yesterday morning at the Royal
City Mills. C. T. Williams, who is
employed aa tallyman, was taking the
measure of a heavy peice of timber,
which was being moved at the time.
By aome means the timber slipped off
ono of the blocks on which it was resting, and fell heavily on William's foot,
crushing it badly nud pinning it to the
ground. It was only a few seconds
until he was released from this pain
ful position, but thoso moments soem-
ed an eternity to him. Ho wns removed to his home, where ho bound
up the foot and acted the office of surgeon for himself It will be several
weeks before he will be able to return
to work again.
it tit V. A. Deception.
Thirty-live ladies and gentlemen
were present at the reception in the
Y. M. 0. A. rooms last night, A short
programme waa rendered, consisting of
a paper on "voice culture" by Dr.
Kent; a solo by Mr. H. M. Cunningham, seleot reading by Mr. G. H.
Grant, a bear storey with a moral by
Mr. G. W. Unsure, select reading by
Dr. Brown and ice crenm, in which nil
joined heartily. The oondition of the
work in Seattlo since the tire wns reported by tho genernl secretary. Mr.
Rasure in a few dosing remarks expressed his appreciation of the Young
Men's Christian Association, and liis
gratitude to that instiiutiun fnr the
benefits he had derived from it. As a
tokon of his iniere't he donated n sum
of money io tho work, leaving it with
the genernl so-rotary to decide whether
it should be used here or sent to the
Seattle association It was decided in
fnvor uf Seattle, The next monthly
reception will be held on  July   17th.
St. Anns Convrntllaznnr.
Tho coming bazaar in uid of St.
Anns Convent promises to be quite n
success, ns nil tlio Indies of the li. 0.
congregation nro using every effort to
rank" it such. Tho entire management of the bazaar has been placed in
the hands of Mrs. W. H. Kenry, whcise
ability, good taste end experience iu
such mutters will be a great assistance
to the occasion, The fancy work,
doll and flower stands will bo ably
cared for by the married ladies, assisted always by the misses, who will
bo dressed in their best,, and will look
more than usually attractive. Tho
management of the ice orcam nnd
candy department will be loit in the
; hands of the young ladies, who, it is
said, bave eaeh taken a solemn vow to
make the establishment so hot for the
male visitors that four bits worth of
iee oronm will bo tho only antidote to
suit their case. Mrs. Wise, Mra. J.
Keary, Mra. Cummings and Mrs. Eiokhoff will manage the refreshment tables
in a manner that will give gonorai
Prodigies in fruit come to hand
every day. The latest is a branch of
cherries, tho like of which either for
sizo or flavor are unequalled in this
or any other country. They measure
from an inr!) tn an inch and a quarter
in diameier, and from three inches to
three and throe quarter inches in circumference. The»e cherries come
from Mr. Joseph Winteriuute's garden, where the fruit came from
which astonisliod Mr. Van Homo
so much. They are "f an i
known variety, the young tree
having been purchased with a lot of
oihera of which no record wns kept.
Tlio flavor of these cherries is very
fine, and pronounced by all who have
tested them to be superior to English
oxliunrts. The pit is Bmaller than that
nf .lie average cherry nud '.he flesh is
u very pale pink. It is a pity a few
brnnoheacould not bepreserved in aome
wayaiid.oent east fnr oxhibition. They
wuuld open 'he fruit growers' eyea of
tho famed Niagara district.
Church of England Synod.
The business of the synod was finished today at 1:30 o'elook. Many mat
tors of importance to the working of
the church in this diocese were deliberated on and finally disposed of. One
of the principal matters of discussion
was the following resolution, introduced by Rev. H. G. Clinton : "That
the bishop be requested by this synod
to continue to reside at St. Mary's
Mount, Sapperton, and that he make
arrangements for filling up the vacancy
nt Holy Trinity, New Westminster,
otherwise then by nppointing himself
rector." It was held that this resolu
tion wus out of order, but the rules of
order wore suspended and Mr. Clinton
nllnwed to state his objections. He
thought it would be a mistake for the
bishop to tie himself down to the
rectorship of Holy Trinity as the rost
of the dioceso would certainly suffer.
He also contended that it was scarcely
fair to the clergymen of the diocese,
who looked for promotion when
vacancies oceutred. His lordship
explained that he took the rectorship for the good of Holy Trinity. He
would always have one or two clergymen as assistants, and the fact
of assuming the rectorship would
not militate against ths interests
ot the diocese in anyway
aa he would devote as much time to
outside work in tho future as he had
in the past. The synod received the
explanation favorably and on motion
the next business on the roll waB
proceeded with. The executive committee chosen for the ensuing year is
composed of the following gentlemen:
Venerable Archdeacon Wooda, Rev.
Messrs, Croucher, Clinton and Irwin
and Messrs.   Wolfenden,  Jenns  and
For the ladles Only.
Children Cryfor
That magnificent locality commonly
known aa the Scott road, is a mine of
wealth to the unmarried ladies of thia
oity and distriot which The Coluhmak
takes pleasure in revealing. Few
people had any idea until lately that
the Scott road was any bettor than
othor roads, or that it contained more
bachelors to the quarter section than
the common highways of the country.
Like all other "big finds" the hidden
treasure was revealed by accident or
by chance, which ever way the ladies
wish to read it. Six weeks ago a
Manitoba farmer moved to this province with his family, and purchased a
u fine farm on the Scott road, where
he and his dear ones are now living
comfortably, happy and satisfied.
Mark the date Indies, only six weeks
ago, and listen to what follows. This
fanner is blessed with five daughters,
all handsome, rosy cheeked and smiling girls, just tho sort in fact, that
nine tenths of the bachelors
of the province aro pining for
The people of tho Scott road are
proverbinlly hospitable, friendly and
neighborly, and it wns not long beforo
the strapping and handsomo young
fnrmors living olusu ut hand began to
pay calls of welcome to their new
neighbors. These friendly attentions
wore met in a straightforward, manly
wuy by the new comer, and the visitor wns usually askod to "stop and take
a oup of tea." When the young ladies
appeared on the scene and seconded
the invitation, it is needless to sny
the poor bewildered batchelor never
failed to nccept. These culls increased
rapidly nnd thoro nre now abovo
twenty eligible young men who are
frequent visitors at tho house. The
attraction, uf courso, is not tho farmer, worthy man though he. is, but
the young Indies, nnd nover woro
protty damsels sn much Bought nftor
ns they are. Ench one nf tho five
hnvo received at least two offers of
"heart and hnnd," but they tire stnsi-
hie girls nud will not rush into matrimony until longer acquaintance lins
proved who uniting thu bncheloi-s nre
the moot likely. Aa nil indication,
huwover, of whut is about to follow,
n largo number of protty houses nre
already replacing the cabins in whicli
tno young farmers woro formerly content to dwell, but whioh now nre nlto-
gother unsuitable to their tastes. And
The Columbian predicts that beforo
the goldon grain is garnered in, tho
wedding bells will ring for at least
five Scott rond bachelors. A largo
number, howovor, will still be left,
und tho mural of this tnlo ia thnt "if tho
mountain will not como to Mahomot,
Mahomet muat go to tho mountain,
which translnted from the Arnbic
means that if tho bachelors will not
como tn Westminster to look for wivoa
tho young ladies can pay n visit to
friends living on the Scott road locality, nnd thore meet and siiiivo tho
young mon who nre only too anxious
tu bo caught,
Pitcher's Castoria.
(From Daily Columbian, June 21.)
Another clean sheet at the police
court to-day.
Tho second Btory of tho Caledonian
Hotel is going up rapidly.
Salmon were much more numerous
to-day than for some weeks, but are
not up to the mark yet.
Ogle, Campbell & Freeman are advertising a great remnant Bale for two
weeks, commencing next Monday.
The Hyack fire brigade have been
invited to he present at Vancouvor on
Dominion day, and the invitation has
boen accepted.
Men were nt work to-day tearing
down Austin's old building on Front
street to make room for the new blook
whioh is to bo built for the Bushby
Mr. Jas. A. Laidlaw's new steamer
Delta, built at Victoria, and which
will be used in connection with tho
Delta Canning Co., hns arrived on the
river, She is a staunch little craft,
and shows great speed.
Everyone is hoping that the council
will lose no time in getting the street
improvements in operation. The summer is passing away quickly and if all
the work iB to be done this year it
must be commenced soon.
It ia expeoted that a grand regatta
'and trout fishing tournament will take
place at Devil's lake, Banff, on Dominion day (Monday, July 1st), and that
the regatta may be continued for three
or four days, A committee of arrangements haB been organized at Banff.
It is reported that the road from Albert Canyon to the north fork of the
Illecillewaet, which is only 8J miles
long and built at a cost of some $4,-
000, is nothing but a trail, the bridges
alone being wide enough for the crossing of a wagon. Somehow or other,
it costs like blazes to build government roads in the west division of
Kootenay district, and when they are
built they are generally unfit for use.
—Donatd Truth.
The World says that the tenders
Bent in for the new central school at
Vancouver were so high that it ia
doubtful if the contract will be awarded this year. The figures submitted
were several thousand dollars in excess
of the estimated sum prepared by the
lands and works department. The
World Btates that the building is badly
wanted and hoped its erection will be
proceeded with at an early date, even
if the design should be modified.
In the Westminster vs. Vancouver
baseball match, played on Tuesday,
Hannon, a Victoria bny who was at
Vancouver on a visit, went behind the
bat for Vancouver, and succeeded in
hold ing Vancouver's phenomenal pitcher, Adams, perfectly. His work at
bat was also of the snow-white sort—
a home run, two three-base hits, and a
couple ot doubles for five times at bat,
being his record, and also the reason
why the Weatminstorslost by a score of
16 to 4.—Colonist.
Aid. McKillican gave notice in the
counoil meeting last evening of his intention to introduce a by-law providing that a salary ot $200 per annum be
in future paid to each of the city aldermen. They claim that the aldermen
are entitled to a small eutn with which
to meet expenses in connection with
their office, just as much as tho mayor
is.—Colonist It would not be a bad
idea to pay the Westminster aldermen
a similar salary, and then when they
happened to strike) work without reason
thoy could be paid off and discharged.
Mant Thanks.—"My ago is 58 and
for 20 years I have suffered from kidney
complaint, rheumatism nnd lame back,
and would have been a dead woman if it
had not been for Burdock Blood Bittors,
of which two bottles restored me to
health, and strength." Miss
Hendsby, Hnlf Island Cove, N. S.
What a Canneryman must Know.
Some people think a man does not
require to know much to hold oven
the most responsible position in a Balmon packing establishment. Smart
young men thinking this way had better not apply for a soft billet unless
they can keep books, sell dry goods
and groceries, run a typewriter, talk
Ohinook, act private secretary to the
proprietor and milk cows. This is the
sort of a man a well known canner
wanted last week, and he got him,
The prodigy comos from Nova Scotia,
The Mllltln for Vancouver.
It has boon finally arranged that
both tho Westminster corps will visit
Vnncouvor on July 1st and take part
m tho colebration there. Twenty-five
members of tho artillery hnvo agreed
to go, and 35 of the rifles, including
tho bund. This will mnko toe Westmin-
sicr'contingent 60 strong, but it is
prnbablu nt lenst 70 men will nnswer
to their names on Dominion day morning, It will bu necessnry to parade
fur drill at lonst unco nr twico next
week, nnd every man who intends going tu Vancouver must be present.
Tho Westminster corps anust be equal
in every way to the Victorin contingent.
Everything Hellleil.
Our respected citizen, Mr. S. II.
Webb, loft tho royal city a couple of
weeks ago ostensibly to viait England
nnd tho continent nn pleasure, but it
is now whispered that ho went oast for
no other purpose thun to disturb tlie
cordial relations now existing betwoen
the mother country nnd the Unitod
States. Ho has already raised a fearful commotion in diplomatic circles at
Washington, nud yet ho hua only boon
absent from home two weeks. A dos-
patch frnm Washington, dnteil Juno
16th sayB: "No littlo Comment wus indulged in diplomatic oil-plea to-day
over the announcement in nil Ottawa
dispatcli thnt S. H. Wobb, of British
Columbia, had infuuuatiou to the ef
feet that England and the United
States have cume to an understanding
in accordance with which no seizure of
Britiih vessels will be made in Behring's sea this season." lt is quite evident from the above that Mr. Webb
is well informed as to the negotiations
which have tnken place regarding the
Behring's sea fisheries, but that Mr.
Webb is modest withal is borne out by
the fact that he never whispered a
word of hiB knowledge even to his
moat intimate friends in the royal city.
Mr. Webb has also by some menus,
only known to himself, ascertained
where the legal rights to Behring's sea
belong, for he tells an American press
correspondent at Ottawa, "the United
States has undoubtedly superior rights
in Behring sea. The indiscriminate
slaughter of seals is having a bad effeot
and for seven seals shot only one ia
secured." Probably Mr. Webb got
the latter part of hiB information from
the Biuno source ns the rest comes
from, but wherever thnt mny be everyone will acknowledge that he has the
"dead cinoha" on the whole diplomatic
world. Mr. Webb announced that he
wss going to visit the continent before
returning homo, and if he does, the
final settlement of tho "eastern question" may nuw be looked on ss arranged, to be followed shortly by Bismarck's retirement and the installing
of Mr. Webb into the iron chancellor's
lis Cities. Beaoarcea, Scenery, Climate,
Prospects, Etc.—How These Impress
the Casual, Disinterested Observ-
n.—A Pleasing and Eloquent
The following hastily written notes
and impressions of his recent trip
through the province, from the pen of
Rev. Dr. Ormiston, written at Los
Angeles, where the dootor was making
a short sojourn, will be read with some
interest by the majority of our readers.
To fit the article to our space we have
been forced to shorten it in some particulars, otherwise it is published intact:
After having spent two weeks
amid the sublime grandeur and awe-
scenery, along the route of the Canadian Pacifio Railroad—scenery scarcely
equalled, certainly not surpassed, by
any on this continent—I greatly enjoyed the quiet reBtfulneas and picturesque beauty of the city on the right
bank of the majestic Fraser. Whst a
contrast tho well-built city, with Its
cultivated gardens, its handsome edifices and busy factories, presents to the
towering, cloud-piercing, snowcapped
mountains, whioh sometimes seemed
to overhang the track of the adventurous train. And the deep ravines,
which the train itself seemed literally
to overhang. From the time when
we entered the "Gap," which is the
eastern portal of the Rocky mountains,
one scene of surpassing grandeur or
beauty succeeds another before the
startled vision, with all the sudden
and bewildering variety of a tremendous kaliedoscope in the hands of t
Titan. Successive ranges of prodigious mountains, deep gorges, rushing
rivers, dashing cascades, snow-slides
and glaciers, arrest attention, awaken
wonder, exhaust emotion, and tire the
brain so that one is fain to close the
eye for a time, to recruit the weary
mind—or to stop over a train to rest,
and eo more clearly apprehend and
more fully appreciate the unique, uu-
paralelled, character of the scenery.
At Banff such a resting place is
found, where the government has reserved a national park which includes
the valley of the Bow, Spray and the
Cascade, which here unite their floods
into une common stream. Numeroua
walks, drives and bridle paths havo
been constructed which render all the
places and objects of interest—falls,
lakes, hot springs, baths and bridges—
easy uf access. Passing up the valley
of the Bow, through thu dense forests,
under the shadow of the bastions and
battlements of Castlo Mount, we get
a viewof the lonelyand lofty Spray and
soon reach the Summit, where we get
the first glimpse of the glaciers, whicli
afterwards are objects of frequent occurrence.
The descent, by the banksof the rushing maddened Wapta, is very steep,
and appears specially perilous. Tho
scone is really terrible, the rond clinging to the side of precipitous cliffs,
whonco one looks down upon the raging stream moro than a thousand feot
below. On rushes the train ns if racing with the tumultuous torrent, past
the spires of Cathedral Mount, nnd
tho dome of Mount. Stephen, down
whoso slopes slowly glides the frozen
stream. Soon we enter a doep narrow gorgo or ennyon between the two
ranges of mountains. So narrow is
this pass, that the rocks on either aide
soem almost within rench of tho hnnd,
and lhe fierce mad stream makes a
final plunge into thu quiet wntors of
the broad Columbia.
Again ascending by nnothor steop
grndo, wo nttnin the summit of the
Selkirks, nt Roger's piiBs, wliich lios
betwoen tho heights of McDonald nnd
Hermit. Sir Donald, the monarch
mountain, raising his hoary hoad
about 11,000 ft, is hero distinctly seen.
Soon wo arrived at -.'lacier Houao, a
most comfortable hotol, offering
anothor most dolightful and dosirable
resting place. The grent glacier is in
full view of the house, distant about
twu miles; a path renders it accossiblo
tu all podostriuns. Hero tho bear,
the big horn sheep and the mountain
gont find their homes. 1 saw n large
blncl; benr, which n hunter had shot
that dny in tho vicinity of the hotel.
The descent, which ngain is very
rapid, is accomplished by n marvel of
engineering skill—tho road repeatedly
doubling on itself, nnd returning aftor
a run of mnny miles almost to the
plnco of starting. The Illicilliwaet, a
smnll but rapid nnd turbulent .stream,
rushes through the Albort ennyon in a
narrow flume not more thnu twenty
feet in width, and three hundred feet
below the railroad. At ReveUtoke we
again cross the Columbia, which is now
on its way, after a detour around the
hills of the Dominion, to its na'ive
home in Washington Territory. Then
passing a number of beautiful small
lakes, we cume to Shuswap lnke, along
whose banks, lovely and quiet aB an
English landscape, we ran for fifty
miles, and then arrived at Kamloops,
so named because it stands at the' 'cnu
flueuce of the waters" of the North
and South Thompson rivers.
It is a place of great beauty and attractiveness,—a wide valley with a
back ground of hills on either Bide—a
grand grazing region, where numerous
herds of cattle and horses roam nt
will, and were a system of thorough
irrigation provided, either by using
the mountain streams or by sinking
artesian wells, crops and fruits of all
kinda could be raised in great abundance. There is botween the two
rivers nn Indian reservation, on which
stands a good sized village with a
church and school. Some of the natives are industrious and have acquired
considerable property.
Leaving Kamloops the road follows
the course of the river until,, ut Lytton, it joint the Fraser. Along the
banks of that turbid and turbulent
river, through a wild, weird canyon,
the road pursues its devious and difficult way till it reaches Yale, the head
of navigation, and thence, with lofty
mountains constantly in view, to Vancouver—a city of infantile years, but
of giant growth, situated at the terminus of thu C. P. R. and bidding
fair to be a place of commercial importance.
From Vancouver, a short ride by
rail or singe brings us to New Westminster, on the Fraser, 16 miles from
its mouth. This is one of the foremost
and most important towns in the province. Its situation is very fine, on
an elevated slope, rising gradually from
the bank of the Fraser, which iB here
of majestic size, navigable for ships of
heavy burden. The town is well built
and contains many handsome private
dwellings, as well as suitable public
edifices, including the penitentiary, an
asylum for the insane, and a number
of commodious and beautiful churches.
It is a great lumher centre. A number of large sawmills produce a vast
quantity of excellent lumber, much of
which is shipped to Europe, Australia
and China. The fishing interest is
very important, and is a source of
great wealth. The Fraaer ia the
favored habitat of the salmon, immense
numbers of which are annually caught
and canned, and the products are
exported to every part of the world.
The entire annual products, it ia
said, amount to mure than one million
of dollars, and New Westminster iB the
place of greatest enterprise and activity
in the business. The average weight
of the salmon caught in the river varies
from eight to fifteen pounds. The
weight of aome is as high as fifty or
sixty. The recent and rapid rise of
Vancouver, st the terminus of the
C. P. li, will undoubtedly retard, but
cannot ultimately prevent, the growth
of New Westminster, which is not only favorably situated for commerce,
but iB Burrounded by fertile lands
adapted for agriculture.
The province of British Columbia is
exceedingly rich in all kinds of material resources, whioh, time and increasing population will soon develop.
Treasures lie hid in her forests and
mines, in river and sea, and it presents
to the tourist a vast variety of must enchanting scenery, beautiful and picturesque, gorgeous and grand. The most
western member of the grest sisterhood of provinces, thst constitute the
Dominion—which comprises nearly one
half of North Amorion—and tho only
one whieh lies ou tho Pacifio const, it is
destined to tako a high place in the
prosperity and progress of tiie Dominion, or form n grand part of the future
groat independent nation.
The territury is vast, containing
about throe hundred and fifty thousand
square miles, extendingaloiigthePacific
seven hundred miles, from the 49th to
the 60th degree of latitude, comprising
within its extended boundaries lofty
ranges of mountains, great rivers flowing westward to the Pacific, or northward tu the polar sens; and along its
western cun.it nre scattered a multitude
of islands, chief of which ia Vancouver,
the most southerly, where Victoria,
the capital uf tho province is situated—
a fascinating, beautiful and attractive
city. Tho climate is highly salubrious
and invigorating nnd, along the shores
of tho Pacitic, equable and genial,
specially su at Victoria nnd Now Westminster.
The land waits for its coming population, which will find or make in its
vnlloys or on the slopes of its hills
many prosperous nnd happy homes.
And ns the population juorensos, New
Westminster will share in tho gonorai
growth and prosperity, nud maintain
tho rank and fame it hns already
honestly noquired, My personal recollections nf the city, and of the generous
hospitalities extended to mo by her
warmhearted citizens will evor be
grateful to nio.
Thu writer hns n paragraph on the
C. P. R., in wliich the greatest ndtnir-
atiun ia expressed for the road as nn
engineering achievement, and the
highest praiao bestowed upon its management, its service and its officials,
who aro described as courteous and
considerate. Freodom from accidents
and unnecessary delnys is particularly
and favorably noted, and the fsot that
"in nn instance was the train behind
time in arriving at nny station" is
characterized as remarkable.
Dr. Ormiston concludes his interesting letter as follows : On the way I
made it my duty to visit all the Presbyterian churches along the routo, I
visited twolvecongregntionsand preached or lectured for thom twelve times.
I conversed freely with fifteen ministers, all of whom I found woro earnestly and hopefully engaged in their work.
These brethren nre building up n
strong church iu the Northwest, nnd
will leavo a noblo record nnd n por-
mnnont monument behind  thom.  I
very much enjoyed ny self iu fel'uw-
slnp with them, aud was by them
greatly refreshed. May they and
their congregations receive a copious
unction from on high.
Wm. Ohmistoh.
Donald Truths.
On Monday Joseph LsChance, a
native of Quebec, had both of his legs
cut off in attempting to jump ou No 1
coming down the big hill east of Field.
He was taken to Field, where he died
before a dootor arrived. Wednesday
he was buried at Donald by his fellow-
workmen from Bennett & Good's tie
On Porcupine oreek the Elsie company's last cleanup panned out an even
$208, whioh was the wurk of one mnn
for 26 days. The Discovery company
have made twu cleanups, b 'th saiis-
factury. The Donald company, in
ground sluicing fur a shaft, cleaned up
enough to prove that the surface
ground in the deep diggings will pay if
properly worked by low-priced labor.
The creek is over 12 miles long.
Dr. LaBan, A. Kelly and J. E.
Walsh hnve just come in from a prospecting trip to the new gold strike on
the head of Rover creek. There undoubtedly is a rich guld mineral bolt
running through that seotion, but owing to the heavy down timber, and
also on account of the depth nf the surface soil, the ledges are hard to discover. Two claims have been located,
one by J. Wallace and one by J. E.
Walsh and T. H. Griffin.
Little of interest is reported for the
week. The McCabo party is out in
McMurdo district engaged in waiting;
5 men are on Tuby creek; John Mo-
Rae and party nre at Windermere
mountain; 3 men are running a tunnel
un tho Ebeuezer near Golden; Cochrane & Brady have sold nil their interests on Findlay creek to an English
company, it is reported; the Perry
Creek Gold Mining Company want 5
miles more of that creek; a half dozon
men nre at work on claims round
about Illecillewaet; and twenty-live
men are working like slaves out on
Porcupine creek. The last named
camp is really the only une near the
line of the O. P. R. in which men are
drawing pay. It is placer, and the
yield for 1889 is expected to be up in
7 figures.
Nerve Tortured.—"I suffered witk
neuralgia aud obtained no relief until I
used Hagyard's Yellow Oil. Since then
I have also found it au invaluable rem-
edy for all painful hums snd cuts, rheu
mutism nnd sore throat." Mrs. F. Cam
eron, 137 Richmond Street West, Toronto, Ont.
Ottawa hss beeu chosen as the place
for next year's Presbyterian assembly,
lt is not at all unlikely that before
long a city on the Pacific coast will receive the supreme court of the Presbyterian church in Canada sinoo Winnipeg received it two years ago.
Pictou Pencillinos.—Mr. Hazcn F.
Murray, of Plotou, N. S., writes: "I
was affected with dyspepsia and nervous
debility, nnd tried many remedies without avail but one bottle of Burdock
Blood Bitters much improved me and
two more made me a well man."
Job printing of all kinds neatly done
at tbe Columbian office. Prices will ba
found as low SB at anv otber i-.tn.in in
ehe In-nvlline    -.-I'll
It Makes
You Hungry
"Hum used Palne's Celery Compound and tl
has hud a salutarj
cftect. Itlnvigonuv
ed the system and!
Icel Uke a new
man. lt improve!
tho nppctlte and
facilitated dlSCS-
vtlon." J. T. cors-
land, Primus, 8.0,
did ten years ago. Tho wlntcrot 1SSS-S9 haslefl
the nerves all faggetl onf. The nerves must bt
strengthened, tho blood purified, liver and
bowels regulnted. mine's celery CompouM-
Ihe Spring mediolne ofttJtny—does all this,
as nothing else can. Prescribed by Physicians,
BtcanmmdtA by Onanists, Eniorseil by ilioitttrl,
Guaranteed by the Manufacturers to bt
The Best
Spring Medicine.
"In tho spring ot iss" I was nil run down. 1
would get up iu the morning with so tired a
leellng, and wasSoweak UiatlcouWhiirdlygel
around. I bought a bottle ot Palne's Celery Com-.
pound, nnd before 1 bad tnl:cn It a week I felt
very much better. I can clioetully recommend
It to nil who need a building up nnd stiensthon.
lag modicino." Mrs. 1). A. now, Burlington, Vt
Celery Compound
to a unique tonic and nppctlzer. Pleasant tc
the taste, quick In Its action, nnd without nay
Injurious effect, lt gives thnt rugged healta
which makes everything taste good, lt cures
lyspepsta and kindred disorders. 1'hyslclanB
prescribe 11. $1.00. Six tor 85.00. Druggists.
nimntin fl-fT* 'to" <"i»"li»l7 any tutor.
OIMKIUNU l/fto XmrPaiit  AU-am tore,
UCTATED -^gfttfttn
Thbv ana uiLo.THonoucH and prompt
NO. 20.
WEfc-KLY British Columbian
Wednesday .-iBoniluK. Juue .1,1, 18811.
(From Daily Columbian, June 20.)
No polico court to-dny.
Georgo D. MoVicnr, Winnipeg's
largest real estate owner, and one of
the oldest nnd best esteemed citizens,
died yesterday morning.
Tlio shouting mutch to-dny, Vnncouvor vs. Westminster, resulted in
favor uf tho visitors.by 40 points. The
score is Vancouver 681), Westminster
Another heavy rain is needed to
quench the hush tires whicli ure burning in all directions. A very heavy
fire was notioed yesterduy in tho direction of Mud Buy.
The Hyuck huso team wasout forprac-
tice last night nnd did splendid work.
The running wus excellent and the
coupling and breaking was skillfully
and quickly performed.
Parties intending to present fruit in
Ub natural state fnr exhibition at the
Toronto industrial exposition or at nur
provincial show, need not send it to
Vanoouver. Any of our druggists will
preserve the fruit at a very small
The Fort Douglas Indians, 50 in
number, accompanied by their band,
have arrived down from Harrison lake
to engage in the salmon fishing Chief
James is iu command and will look
closely after the actions of his tribesmen while they are on the river.
Mr. Mara, of Kamloops. will put a
Bteamer on the Culumbia whioh will
run to Sprout's Lauding. The trail
from that point to Nelson is a miserable one. The distance is thirty miles,
and the difficulties and expense of
transporting supplies are too great to
permit of its use to any great extent.
A fire started up in some dead timber near the Scott road a few days ago
and spread so rapidly that the rabbits
were forced to abandon their homes
and fly before the heat and flames.
They were seen to cross the Scott road
in hundreds, nnd some were so frightened that they lay down and were
easily caught.
Vice-Admiral Grunt, C. B,, is in
Victoria. Ho is connected with tho
celebrated Lloyd's firm, London, and
will report upon his return un the oondition of the harbors of the coast and
of British Columbia. He should be
invited to Westminster to inspect the
Fraser River. Much good might come
out of his visit.
Mr. W. R. Lewis, of Agues street,
laid a cherry branch on our table this
morning which, if anything, beats all
others we have seen this season. The
branch is simply a mass of cherries, so
closely clustered that for a space of 15
inches the branch itself is hidden from
view. The fruit is very large and of
the finest flavor.
The street preacher and his two female satellites held forth last night on
Yates street for the last lime. The
preacher waxed wrathy and predicted
terrible things, such as fire, for this
"ungodly city." He seemed to be disappointed at the coldness of his reception and silently wended his way to
the steamer, followed by the two
Mr. John Dooley, of Fraser River,
will shortly move to this city, having
purchased two lots on the south side of
Yates street, near the school reserve,
upon which he intends to erect a pair
of handsome residences. A tew yoars
ago Mr. Dooley bought a farm near
Ladner's Landing, paying $10,000 for
it. This farm ho sold recently for
835,000 to Mr. J. C. Calhoun, who in
turn suld it a few dnys later nt an advance of 830,000.—Colonist.
Indian dudes nre something new in
this province, but we have gut them
all the same. Four of these gentry,
sons and nephews of Chief James, of
Fort Douglas, were tn be seen this
morning lolling in front of Vianen's
warehouse, smoking cigarettes in most
dainty fashion nnd affecting the most
well-bred indifference to all others but
themselves. In the matter of dress
they displayed n slight wnnt of taste
in some respects, but on the whole they
wero remarkably well dressed for
Cherries, cherries, cherries I And
this time it is Alderman Calbick who
has mutilated his orchard and torn
away a branch like unto oue of the
clusters of the grapes uf Eschol whioh
it took two men to carry. Alderman
Culbick lnid tho aforesaid branch on
our table, nud it was tho original intention to hnvo kopt it fur the exhibition, but n "wretched reporter" suggested that tho fruit would spoil, so a
summary preservative process wns
adopted. If tho "wretched" Times
stall' will accopt our invitation to coino
over to the mainland, we'll give them
a cherry welcome.
Dominion Day  Celebration.
Satisfactory arrangements, brought
about by the indefatigable efforts of
the Rev. Father Fay, have boen made
for n grand torch-light procession by
the Indians in their war-oatioes. A
regulur pow-wow wns held in the
mnyor's office yesterday afternoon, und
the pipe of piece wiis smoked, resulting in the linai arrangements being
mado fur a grand display on the part
Christianized aborigines. Nn prettier
sight could be imagined than these
war-canoes meandering ubout the
inlet, ablaze with lanterns and torches.
Answers to the invitations sent uut are
being receivod daily, and everything
nuw points tu be a very large crowd of
visitors being present at the carnival.
The simmer Gludys Sold.
Today the well known steamer
Gladys, which has run on the Fraser
for several years, was sold by Mr. W.
B. Townsond tn Capt. Power, of Vancouvor. The prioe paid has not transpired, but it is said to be satisfactory
tu both parties. Capt. Power will
take possession of his purchase this
evening aud will run her between this
city and Chilliwack aa in the past. The
Gladys has a very interesting history.
A man named McCleary, of Seattle,
had a Urge mortgage on her when
she was running uu the Skagit Rivor,
under the original name, the Grace.
McCleary wanted to foreclose, but the
captain, who was also her owner, cut
his cables and made for the Fraser
River, where he arrived safely. A
further attempt was made to recover
the vessel but without effect, and the
captain finally sold her to Mr. W. B.
Towused, who registered her under
the name uf the Gladys. The Columbian wishes tho new owner every sue-
Frcsbytcrlnnlsni lu llrltlsh Columbia
At the meeting uf the general assembly of the Presbyterian chuch in Canada, held in Toruntu, Rev. Dr. Cochrane, in presenting the report of the
committee un home missions, thus referred to this province: The Columbia
presbytery carry on their wurk in this
remote part of uur field with great
zeal and diligence. The Belf-sustain-
ing chargeB reperted last year continue
to flourish. The church in Vancouver
city, under the pnstorul care uf Mr.
Thomson, hns given over a number
sufficient to form another self-sustaining chargo, over which Mr. McLaren,
formerly of Brampton, has been settled, with every prospect of speedy
growth. Mr. Thomson was assisted
last summer in his duties by the Rev.
R. Y. Thomson, lecturer in Knox college, and to their united and earnest
efforts tlie formation uf the congregation is due. The New Wesuniusier
church, under Mr. Scouler, greatly
prospers Two years ago a handsome
manse was built for tho pastor, and recently a lino new churoh haa been
erected. In Victoria, Mr. Fraser's
congregation makes steady progress,
both in numbers and financial strength,
and St. Andrew's, under P. McF.
Macleod, has purchased an elegant
house for a manse, and is now erecting
a new church, to cost in the neighborhood of 860,000.
 > ■«
The Cricket Match.
As announced in The Columiiian a
few weeks ago, the steamship service
betwoen Portland, Westminster and
other British Columbia ports, running
in connection with the Oregon Railway
and Navigation Company, will bo immediately inoreased. The steamship
Oity of Topeka haa been chartered,
and will make trips time about with the
Idaho. Commencing June 27th the
new aervice will come into foroe, and
one of these vessels will arrive at Westminster every fivo daya. Everything
possiblo should be done to encourage
this line.
Thursday night at Chatham, Ont.,
a young man named Frank Bear,
twenty-three years of age, was sitting
with a young lady on the steps of the
exhibition grounds. Two young men
passed, and made aomo offensive remarks. Bear spoke sharply to them,
when one man, August Park, stabbed
Bear to the heart, killing him at once,
Park gave himsolf np.
To-day was not an ideal day for a
cricket match. In the morning a succession of light showers fell, and
shortly after noon a high wind sprang
up which did not by any means make
the work of the playors more easy.
The Vancouverites arrived about 11
o'clock and shortly after the game
cummenced, the visitors going to but
first. Rev. H. G. Clinton and Oampboll took the wickets but wore soon
sent back, the former with 6 nnd the
latter with 5 runs to their credit, both
having fallen victims tu Miles' pretty
"daisy cuiters." Newington failed to
huld Miles and wont bnck without
scoring. Coleman nnd Nelson wont
in and made a decided stand, but
after running up a protty 13 Coleman
waB caught, out by Miles, ('reen took
his place and the prettiost part of thu
innings followed. Nelson took a fair
hold of Miles' bowling and cut tho
leather all over the field. Slow and
fast balls were tried, but it mado no
difference, he took them all alike and
had 42 runs to his credit when Rev.
P. Woods bowled him out. Groeu
played a pretty game, tuok everything
that came along and never missed a
possiblo run. He wus finally sent back
with a score of 27 to the good. Morgan fell a victim to Bovill's bowling
nfter snoring two runs. At 1:30 nn
udjournmeut wns taken fur lunch and
half an hour later play re-cummenced.
Up to this time Westminster had been
fielding very badly indeed, and the visitors had made nearly 30 runs ou byes,
but after lunch the leather lost something of its wild freedom nnd wub kopt
more in hand. Johnson was tho next
to fall before Miles, and Williams was
shortly after caught out by Armstrong
with a score of 4 runs. Wright was
caught out by Dockrill, and Loutit carried his bat with a round dozen to the
good. Armstrong's fielding was par-
tiularly good throughout the innings,
Westminster immediately took the
wickets, Bovill and Townley going in.
Bovill made one run and gently lifted
a ball which foil into Newington's
hands. Hamber followed suit and
Townley was bowled by Loutit without breaking the egg. Coulthard snd
Rev. P. Woods made the first stand,
the latter lifting the ball into an adjoining lot and scoring 6 runs from the
stroke. He wus finally bowled out by
Green after running up a score of 16,
Vancouver made a total score of 153,
including 38 byeB and leg-byes. As
we go to presB the match Is still in progress, but the chsnees of victory crowning the efforts of Westminster are
(From Daily Columbian, June 24.)
The Ilth drawing of tho Westminster building society takes piace on
Saturday night.
Chief of polico Pearce arrested two
young men to-day for fast driving,
and cruelty to a horso hired from the
Transfer stables.
Several bridges on the Yalo rond,
between Aldergroye und Sumas, are in
a dangerous condition and should be
repaired without delay.
The steamship Idaho arrived from
Victorin yesterduy afternoon bringing
25 tons nf merchandise. After discharging she cleared for Nnnaimo.
The annual examination uf candidates for certificates to toach in the
public schools, will commence in the
legislative hall, Victoria, on July 8th,
and in the publio school building,
Kamloops, on the same dny.
James Ward, an old pioneer, living
in a cottage on Cook street, near Beacon Hill, Victoria, wub found dead in
his bed on Friday morning Inst. He
wns an Englishman and 72 years of ago.
It is said that ho loft his fortune to a
young lady in Victoria.
A correspondent writes the Victoria
Times censuring the parties whir have
given the junction at the Mission
the name ot "New Seattle, B. 0." He
characterizes it ns a confusion of names,
a delusion and a deception. We agree
with the Times correspondent that it is
at least objectionable.
Gus is une of thoso things that, if we
have it, we have tn have to have it,
don't you see. A part of last evening
the gas on the street aud elsewhere
was decidedly weary. This sort of
thing happensoccasionally, nnd we are
sure that the obliging gas mon will
remedy it if they can.
Haying hns commenced on the Delta
and throughout Surrey municipality.
Especially in Surrey, the crop is heavy
and fully up to the average. Mr.
Shannon, of Olover Valley says the
timothy crop in that locality will average 4 tona to the acre, ln some part's
it will run more than this.
Everybody should pay thoir taxea
this weok, und thus take advantage of
the 25 per cent, discount on the city
tax. Saturday is positively the last
day that tho discount will bo given,
and as there will likely be a rush on
that day—perhaps more than can be
attended to—those who are wise will
call at the city hall early in  the week.
One of the happiest men in Vancouver to-day is W. D. McDonald,
contractor, who has just recovered
from a severe illness, which resulted
in a partial blindness. He had an operation performed on his eyes by Drs.
Bell-Irving and Johnston, through
whose great skill Iub eyesight iB almost
as perfect as it was a quarter of n contury ago.— World.
Closing Examination.
The closing examination of the contral public school take place aB follows:
Wednesday, 26th,—Miss Homer's
division, 9:30 to 10:30; Miss Davidson's division, 10:30 to 12; Miss
Rogers, 1:30 to 3.
Thursday, 27th:— Miss Dockrill's
division, 9:30 to 10:30; Mr. Ouatham'a
division, 10:45 to 12; Mr. Dockrill's
division, 1:30 to 3.
Parents and all others interested in
education are invited to be preseut,
and it is only fair to the teachers that
a large number Bhould attend and Bee
for themselves tho work that has been
accomplished during the past term.
Guod  Scores.
Tlie Rifle match nt Brownsville on
Snturdny resulted in a victory for Vancouver, though the odds woro considerably in favor uf that club us every mun
used a Martini while uintiy of the
Westminster men usod old Sniders.
Following ure the scores :
-Ml 500 1100 T't'l
J C Chninberlnlu, 25 22 15 02
HOChniuberlain, 28 111 21 77
Proud, 27      28       13      6.1
TJTrapp, 28       28       24       80
JSFrusor, 28       22       lt)       00
Lieut Gotloil, 81       27       24       82
Wm MoColl, 27       22       28       72
Goo Turnbull, 25       21       25       71
W Wolfenden, 26      20      18      04
J D Stewart,
W H Forrest,
P A Grunt,
Ilr Bell-Irving,
W Collins,
G M McLean,
H A Brocklesby,
G L Morrow,
D McKay,
The Cricket Match.
The final ending of the Cricket
match un Saturday afternoon was a
surprise to everyone. When Westminster wont in for the first innings
and the stumps fell one after another
nnd the best batters on the team were'
sent back without scoring, it certninly
looked ns if the royal city wns going
to bo most terribly beaten, but Rev.
P. Woods, Coulthard and Dockrill
finally made a stand and saved the
day. Dockrill made a pretty score, of
33 runs. When the last man was put
out the score stood 99 runs againBt
Vancouvera 153 runs. The visitors
then wont in for thoir second innings,
but went completely to peicos bofore
the bowling of Rev. P. Woods and
Miles. Rev. Mr. Clinton and Nelson
were absent and did not turn up till
the side was out for a total of 19 runs.
Westminster had to mako 74 runs in
40 minutes to win the match, and
went in determined to dp thuir best.
Evory man butted freely, and when
timo was called only 18 runs were required, und four wickots to the good
remained; Another 15 minutes would
have given tho victory to Westminster. 	
SaniuiarlcB uf Sonic of the City Sermons
Spoken Yesterday.
Mr. W. Fream, F.G.S., associate of
the surveyors' institution, in an artiolo
contributed to the Canadian Gazette.
has the following.- Wc spent a day at
Banff, nnd visnod the anthracite coal
mine, which at no distant day will
form une of the staple industries of
the'country. The company is now
shipping over 100 tons a day of excellent anthrui ite coal to Sail Francisco
ria Port Moody. Gentlemen in Vancouvor who have been using the coal
speak in the highest terms of its qualities. I do not think it extravagant to
venture the prediction that at no re
mute period the output from these
mines will reach 1,000 tons a day. The
proprietors of the mine now find it impossible to fill tho constantly increasing demand in Sail Franciaco for their
Very Unfair.
The Guardian of the 22nd inst. contains a paragraph, headed "The Old
Game," accusing the Hon. John Robson of making improvements on Surrey
reads on a more extensivo Boalo thun
usual thiB year in order to gain votes
at the noxt provincial election. These
improvements were absolutely necessary and the government waa bound to
make them and would have done the
snme were the elections threo years
hence. The only difference the government has made this year is in the
date of the commencement of work,
which is nearly two monthB earlier
than usual. Tbe Columbian has always urged thst rosd-making should
be dona early in the season, and the
Surrey council particularly requested
the government in the same strain,
and on this request aotion was taken
as desired. Under tbe circumstances
the insinuations of the Guardian are
very unfair, and show a lack of willing
ness to impartially interpret the government's aotion in thiB instanco.
Produced from the laxative and nutritious juice of California figs, combined
with the medloinal virtues of plants
known to be most beneficial to the
human system, acts gently on the kidneys, liver and bowels, effectually cleans
ing the system, dispelling colds and
headaches, and ourlng habitual const!-
The services at Holy Trinity ohurch
last night wore conducted by the rector,
Venerable Archdeacon Wooda, who
took for his text Jeremiah 36 chap.,
23 verse. "And it came to pass that
when Jehudi had read three or fuur
leaves, he cut it with the penknife and
cast it into tho fire that was on the
hearth, until all the roll was consumed
in the fire that was on tho hearth."
Josiah, the sixtoenth king of Juduh
was tho lastofwhom it is recorded hejdid
right in the sight of the Lord. Think
of it friends, it is given us to rend today of a king who many hundred yenrs
ago did right in the sight of thu Luid.
It is recorded in the great bunk to be
opened on the judgment day what our
past lives have been. When that
book is opened what will be found to
have boen the lives ot kings, princes,
biahops, priests, dencons and laymen ?
Day by day we are adding tn our
record in that book. And yet Josiah
with all his willingness tu do right iu
the sight of the Lurd waB ignorant of
the word of God. Ignorance of the
law is not accepted as an excuse. We
have no reason tu plead ignorance-
take the book and rood the words.
But if the words do not please us we
are not obliged to listen to them, und
like Jehoiakim we can cut them out
and cast thom into the fire. Thut
was an easy way >o got
rid of it, an easy way to
rid themselves of an unpleasant truth.
But the words still remain, and we
know wo have to-day the thrioe written words of warning and we cannot
plead ignorance. Although we know
that God's word will be disregarded,
rejected aud despised, yet do wo know
that that Word will be found true nt
the Inst; true when it declares that
those who forget God will be turned
away. We will find then that it is all
true. Men boast of an open bible
and seldom read it—seldom open it,
and if open it is always at tho same
page. Friends, try to live more closely
to God. You must have a now nature.
Wo can bo good, and He heralds the
sacroment of HiB body and blood as a
moans of salvation. We dare not take
a knife und cut that truth out of tho
book. "The fuel hath said in his
heart, there is no God;" but who is
tho greatest fuel, ho whu says there is
no God or he who says there is a God
and despises Him ? The principle that
pursues to-day is that men do what
they please and leavo undone what
they please. Truth is made known
snd grace ia given that men may live
well and faithfully iu the blessed hopo
of heaven. When the time comes for
you to lay down tho burden of lit",
may you my friends bo able to Bay: "I
have fought the good fight, I have kept
the faith."
At the Methodist churoh lsst evening the Rev. J. H. White (pastor)
commented upon the "Liquor License
By-Law," lately passed by the oivio
board, taking as his text Esther lat
chap, and part of 8th verse, "And
the drinking was aooording to the law,'
snd spoke substantially sb follows
So far as I know this is the first recorded attempt to regulate the liquor
traffio by-law. I think that I may lay
it down bb an indisputable truth, thst
even laws aro necessary for the well
being of sooiety and must be onforoed;
moral suasion is not enough. I would
not like to livo where moral suasion is
tha only deterrent to crime. Wo mnst
I have law and penalties for law break'
ers.     Laws   aro  framed   to   protect
people's rights; nut to oppress or single
uut nny man, or business, so lung   ui,
the man or his business doos not interfere with the rights and   welfare   of
others; if su, the law si eps in nnd restrains him.   Laws nro uiudo uffeoting
banks, insurance companies, merchants
und professiunnl men, and   they   deal
and praotice under the law  made and
provided, and must conform to the law
before und after entering or practising
their businoss or profession.     At Nanaimo, the Hamilton Powder Compnny
must erect their factory two ur three
milesuutside the city; glue   factories,
slaughter houses, etc., because of the
danger tu henlth nud inconvenience tu
the publio, ure likewise forced to operate at the extreme limits of cities and
in every town, aa tho area and  population increases, restrictions are made.
Things that were allowed in days goue
by cannot be pormitied uow; businesses are regulated, chimneys raised and
wooden buildings forbidden,   for   the
safety and well boing of the community.
Theae regulations and restrictions are
received as being the   correct   thing;
but when an attempt is made   to  restrict the liquor traffic, special notice
is taken, and many who claim not to
drink much themselves, and whu freely
admit that drinking to exoess is bad,-
put forth the plea that tenderness be
used toward the men engaged in   the
business.    If. a factory   were  started
that in   its process of  manufacture
threw out germs of disease, and death
resulted   to   many,  your   tenderness
would not last lung.     In twenty-four
hours you would eluse it   up without
nny compromise, and a  $400  license
fee would not   make  any  difference.
The reason that tho liquor traffic has
so much of this kind of  sympathy is
thut there are so   many   who take  a
littlo drop themselves for the good of
their health.   It is 81 years sinco the
first temperance society started, with n
pledge, not of total nbstinonee,   but
with permission -to drink  at  dinner;
but the temporanco movement has advanced, and 1 hope-to live to see pro
liibitinu.    If the same advancement is
mndo in the future as in tho pnst it is
sure to come.    There was a time when
Gen. Stopheiison,   having  completed
his locomotive, proposed lo run at 12
milea nn hour.    Ho was scuffed at, and
it is Baid, at a hearing before a parliamentary committee the quostion  was
asked "what would happen if  a  cow
got upon the track)"    Geo  Stephon-
snn i-aid "It would bo awkward for the
coo," and I want to tell you thnt this
temperance movement is going ahead
and that anything that stands in the
wny will have a hard time of it.   Yet
we are a long wuy behind the times in
this city.   Wo have to bo fighting and
calling hard names over a  liquor  bylaw that allows forty licences lo hotels
and saloons, several nf which nro more
shacks.   I tell you that  the   temper
anco suoietics, assisted by moral  suasion and the gospel, as well its the temperance literature now introduced into
our schools, ure hastening   the  time
whei) their influence will be felt  and
they will wield a forcethatwillwipethu
horrid traffic out.    It is only 16 yenrs
ago that the women of Hillsford, Ohio,
started the movement that  has closed
hundreds of   burs  uud   thereby   permitted thousands of men nud   women
to be put on their wny to heaven.    In
those days it does not take long tu get
up .'an   excitement.   It is le-s than a
year  since  the    Quebec   legislature
passed a law at variance with the principle of equal rights, and a wave of enthusiastic    opposition    has     spread
throughout the Dominion   and  gains
headway daily.   Tho influence of  rapid railway transit, newspapers, postal
communication und tlie telegraphs  all
tend to quicken great movements, nnti
it does not take long for  tho   nation
to make up its mind and move for the
right.    1 have no fuith   in license, laws
whatever as   lessening   the   drinking
habit.   (Here the rev. genilemnn produced sprinted copy uf  the   by-law)
This by-luw is fuur feet long, and if ii
wus 40 feet it   would   not   materially
restrict the tViillic.    No real gO"d  will
ever be done until the traflic   is  prohibited aud trading in liquor  made  a
criminal offence.   The   hue  nnd   cry
is   that    this    by-law   is    a   radical measure.   In going  through   it,
I  do  not  call  it  radical    at    all.
In Toronto they would nut have it un
their statute   bouk.   But I  suppose,
this being a new country, we must go
slow and lake tho beat we can get.   If
I had beon in the council I would have
voted fur thia measure  us  being  the
highest that can be reached  just now.
In the meantime the  community at
large owes a debt uf  gratitude  to his
worship the mayor nnd the   aldermen
who had tho well being of tho  city at
heart and stood by the  measure  and
would nut bo brow-beaten, aud  if yuu
oppose those who oppoBod the measure
they cun not be  eleoted  again.   You
are responsible if you havo a vote, and
it is easy to put in a council next year
that will pasB a better by-law   if  you
wish. Tho better class of hotel koopors
like the by law, and will cheerfully accept it.   Then what is all   the trouble
and commotion about I   A  fow men,
just becauso they  are  engaged in  a
straight Baloon business, get up and endeavor to split the counoil.   The  real
object waB not to got the extra licenso
fee remitted, but to give a six montha'
hoiatto  the whole  measure,  in the
hope that tho new council  might repeal tho by-law, or thst Hb restrictions
would be forgotton.   The rev. gentleman took up the various clauses, commenting favorably on the  revenue,
until he  reached the one  affecting
druggists.   He said that, If sold at all,
that was the proper place, amongst the
arsenic, strychnino, and other poiiona,
and with a qualified  dispenser.   Now
here is the beat clause of all, the Sunday closing.   It has been  a standing
disgrace to the oity to have  the  bars
open night and  day, and  now  many
a man who has worked hard all tho
week may poasibly be saved by the removal of this temptation, and although,
it may bo hard to prove an  infraotion
yet I do hope the citizens will Bee that
this clause is enforced.   It  is a good
measure, when no better can bo got,
and ve will see that it ia obeyed.  It
is no pje.'suiv to talk ul' this matter,
but I think it was a guud thing t discuss it tu-uight; the men whu would
lot tho liquor business go practically
unrestricted nre uot lit to sit in the
council uud represent you. See
that thej duu't represent yuu ngain.
Nut only pray, but do all yuu oau
otherwise. The reverend gentleman
oonolude'd with an earnest appeal to
those given tp drinking or sinning in
any way tu change their lifo fur the
.Illiple Uldge Notes,
Forn few duys priur to the 12th
inst. the duy appointed bylaw for the
licensing commissioners to meet, preparations were being made forthe vending at Pori Hammond of intoxicutuig
liquors in the old establishment formerly known us the Westcutt House. This
liouse after the collapse of the Hum-
mund boom was deserted, but has
been fur the past few muntlm used as
a bachelor's hall. The proprieior
with a tenacity worthy of n better
cause, has fur tho last live or six years
at nearly every sitting of the licensing
court upplied for a liquor license, but
on every occasion has been refused.
Finally thejiuuse, it is alleged, changed bauds, and the former proprieior
managed tu be appointed a member of
the licensing buard. That bound
as nuw ennstituted stands 3 for und 2
against the intruductiun uf the liquor
license evil into the municipality. The
anxiety uf the majority of the board
to grunt lhe license wns putent from
their swaggering mien in und out of
court They.little dreamed ihut as a
licensing hoard it is imperaiive that
they act in accordance with tho law of
the province. "But man, proud mar,
dressed iu a littlo brief authority plays
such funtaatic tricks before high
heaven as make the angels weep."
Folly aware that moral suasion could
be of no avail with the board, and that
it wns a foregone conclusion that a
license wus to be granted,- the anti-
license party applied for uud obtained
through their solioitnr, L. V. Eckstein,
a writ if prohibition from the supremo
court restraining the licensing cuminis-
aiuners frum further ueti'in in R. VV.
Mclninsh's npplicatiuu. Sinco it is in
the public interest thntthoiuieiiii -not
the majority of the licensing commissioners was frustrated, the party of
moral reform is to be congratulated on
the success attending their action,
There is a good hotel at Port Hammond, under the management of Mr.
J. W. Sinclair, and there is no lack of
accomodation for the travelling public.
The establishment of n saloon where
no hotel accomodation is nt present
needed, mure than can be supplied,
would be thu country's loss and at
most only an individual's gain.—Com.
Langley ConiK'H.
Council met at the Town Hall on
Saturday, June 1st. Present, the
reeve and full council. The minutes
of previous meeting were read aud confirmed. Tenders were oponed and the
following onntraota awarded: No. 3,
to Mr. McDermotat840; No 4, to J.
Tyre at 880; Nn. 5, to A. Holding at .
8i6; No. 6, to E. Yorksuu at 820.
Clerk was instructed to obtain legal
■nlvice ub to whether lhe council is responsible fur payment uf special constable fees, hired by the magistrate in
eivil and criminal cases. Tenders
were ordered to be called for next
meeting for work on Boake's road, seotion line, near McAdam's. Coun.
Gray tendered his resignation and returning officer wus instructed tu hold
un election on the 15th tn fill the vacancy in ward 5. Tbe following accounts were ordered paid; J. Yeoman,
8170, J. McAdnms, 828 88; Hopkins,
850: H. West, 825; J. Mathison, 810;
A. Campbell, 85: J. MoAdnms, 85.
Council then adjourned until Saturday, July 6th.
lt is understood at Ottawa that preliminary and unofficial correspondence
started some time ago, will shortly result in the re-opening of negotiations
for the settlement of the Atlantic fishery question.
A court of enquiry is being held in
St. John's military school, Montreal,
on a charge of insubordination against
a lieutenant, lt ia Btated that ihe
lieutenant refused to obey his major,
and, being ordered under arrest struck
his superior officer on tho face. Colonels Houghton and Mnttice ure holding an inquiry.
A bateau, carrying passengers nnd
freight on Maurioo rivor, Quebeo, Sunday, became unmanageable, nearGrand
Piles, owing to the swiftness of the
current, and was carried over the falls
near that place. Tho following were
drowned: Joseph Rivard and two
ehildron, Geo. Hamilton, of Wetienne,
E. Pelleriveand and Miss Pellerivcand,
The dead body of Wm. Ahoy, a Nap-
inka, Man., farmor, was dragged into
Joseph Anderson's yard by a horso,
whicli he hsd beon leading. The halter wbb wound around his fingers, and
hia cloths were torn off, except the
boots and Books. The face was disfigured almoat beyond recognition. He
is supposed to have been dragged since
Saturday night or Sunday,
It is reportod in official circles st
Ottawa that the Canadian government
has impressed upon the imperisl
government the urgent necessity for
the early settlement of the Behring's
soa difficulties, and suggesta that the
British ambassador at Washington be
inatrueted to learn from the Washington government whether it is willing
to agree to the appointment of an international communion to inquire fully
into the whole queition of the seal
fisheries of Alaska. The government
at Ottawa is of the opinion that the
question of the right of the United
States to exclusive privileges in Behring's sea could be satisfactorily gone
into and deoided upon by such a commission, and that the report of such a
commission to the legislatures of both
countries would be of incalculable
value in tonding towards a settlement. VOLUME 34.
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NO, 26.
Weekly British GolUMI
-Itcduesday Morning, .lime lie, ll».
(From Daily Columbian, June 23.)
The schoul examinations   begin   tomorrow.
Mr. Warwick, government agent,
hn an advertisement in this issue
oali'.tig for tenders for the erection of
the new West-side school.
' Aid. Townsend and Aid. Scoullar
have heen added to the board of works
to not during the timo occupied in
making the street improvements.
The Reformed Episcopal church will
be re opened uext Sunday. Bishop
Oridgo will preach at the morningand
ovening services, and the pastor will
preach a sermon to the Sunday school
ill tlio afternoon.
The str. Irving left for Harrison
Hut Springs this morning with 25 tons
of freight, 70,000 feet of lumber nnd a
quantity nf doors, sashes, eto. The
lumber will be used in the orection of
several fine villas.
The shower of rain, which fell this
morning, was greatly needed and must
have done a vast amount of goud tu
tho wholo district. A steady rain for
24 hours is greatly required, nnd it is
hoped we will get it before the weather
Salmon averaged 12 to the boat today. On Saturday morning one of
the advanco guard of tlm regular sock-
eyes was caught. The fishermen nnd
canners nro all prepared for the big
run, which is liable to cuuinience at
any moment now.
We have been asked tu announce
thut Mr. D. Robsou, city clerk, will
be nt tho city hall on Friday night,
from 7 till 10 o'clock tu receive taxes,
bo as to givo workingmen nn opportunity tu pay their t<ixes and get the rebate nf 25 por. cent.
A ruinor was prevalent on the streets
of Vancuuver yesterday that a light to
a finioh betweon Cleary and Austin,
two well known pugilists, took place
Sunday "ii n secluded island in the
gulf. Both parties were seyeroly
punished, lt is said that tho fight was
a brutnl affair.
Snys the IForM of yesterday: All
difficulty betwoen the C. P. R. snd
Sam Greer wns satisfactorily arranged
this morning, and the boring for coal
on Engliah bay is being again pushed
on. This will be good news to everybody, and it is hoped that satisfnctory
results wil) be aohieved.
Some Lillooet Indians arrived in the
ciiy yesterday and for the first time
in their lives saw a railway train,
With the locomotive especially they
-were greatly taken, and they desoribed
it as a ''steamboat on laud." The
great curiosity of one big Siwash almost resulted in his legs being cut off.
Rev. 0. S. Eby, D. D., of Tokyo,
Japan, will lecture in the Methodist
ohurch on Thursday evening on "Missionary work among the Japanese."
The reverend gentleman is a good
speaker, and having labored for years
among the Jnps, is well able to speak
on the subject he hns chosen. This
leoture haa beon looked forward to
With interest for some time, and it is
certain to he liatened to by a large
The Fall Exhibitions.
The Chilliwack Agricultural Association has fixed the date for its exhibition on Wednesday and Thursday, the
26Mi and 26th of September next. The
Surrey exhibition will be held nn Mun-
d •>', September 30th. The Delta exhibition, as has alreadv been announced, will come off on Tuesday, October
1st. The date for the provincial fair,
tu be heid at this city, published bofore, is Wednesday, Thursday, and
Friday, the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of
Ootober noxt.
The Pound of Flesh.
The rato of interest charged by the
government, und, wbioh by the way is
one of the excellent laws introduced by
Mr. Beaven, on unpaid taxes is only
18 per cent. A prominent real estate
firm sent to the deputy provincial
treasurer a few days ngo the sum of
87.65, tho amount of taxes registered
against a piece uf suburban property,
and which nmount has boen due fur
10 years. Yesterday the cheque wus
roiurnod and another asked for with
814.68 intereat added to it. Interest
at the rnte uf 18 per cent, per annum
is not to bo aneezed at, and it would
bo a highly profitable business to allow
all tuxes tn run n few years bohind.
Somo peoplo think this rate should be
roduood by at leaat 12 por oont.
St. Aim's Itaxiinr.   .
The bazaar in uid of St. Ann's convent cummoiicod ut noon to-day, and
muy bu already prnnnuiicedan unqunli-
. fied success. Strange as it may seem,
if Indies are ulluwod to got up all affair
of this kind without assistance frnm
the masculine nex, they always mall-
age to do sn much better. This muy
be a reflection on tho sterner sex, but
if anyone doubts tho assertion lot him
pay a visit to the drill shod and be convinced. Tho lunch served from 12 to
2 o'elook was must appetizing, and
everyone who enjoyed the feast left
the building regretting having onton so
muoh. Tho display of fancy work is
vory largo nnd lino, nnd the useful
articles aro too numerous to mention.
To-night the building is oxpeeted to be
packed, and tho Fort Duuglus bund
will bc in nttendnnco to keep the
people in good spirits.
——. »■ <'	
John Bohrer, aged 12, wus shot and
instantly killed noar the village of
Langton, Out., Thursday night by a
boy named Davia, ugod 14. The boys
had n standing grudge.
'.' -r-rn-ri. Illenllou 1
It, is uow just ono yonr since
F. G. Strickland & Co. commenced
selling farming implements in this city;
during that timo they have reduced
the cost to the farmers fully. 25 per
cent., and uro now offering their many
friends a far superior article at a much
reduced price, which haa been badly
needed ill tliis country. Viotoria
houses have until nuw controlled this
important trade, but the farmers of
the mainland now seo thoy can get as
good, if not superior articles, in this
city, whero repairs of every description are kept, which is a groat convenience of itself. Messrs. Strickland &
Co. say their "Little Maxwell Binder"
is more popular than over this year,
and the "Toronto" mower is thu
monarch of the meadow. They sell
the Maxwell mower for §65. If only
for a lawn, no farmer can afford to be
ithout one. It will pay tho most
careful bnyor to call on or write Messrs.
Strickland & Co., when in neod of
anything in tho farming machinery
lino. They omploy no travelling hum-
bugB, bnt give their patrons the benefit.      *
Vnluablo Fnnu Transfers.
Several of the largest transfers of
farm proporty, which havo taken placo
in the province, have just been concluded. Mr. J. 0. Calhoun has sold
hia farm on the Delta of 850 acres to
Messrs. Pago Bros., of Nova Scotia,
for the sum of 863,300. The sale
docs not include the live stock and
farming implements, which are valued
at §18,000. Mr. Calhoun purchnsod
thislnnd five yenrs ngo for 818,300,
which was considered a very high
figure, and the neighboring tanners all
decidod that the bargain was a bad one
for Mr. Calhoun. With tho help of
his five sons Mr. Calhoun drained and
cultivated the land, and brought it
into such a state of perfection that if
bas now been sold at a figure whioh
even the most sanguine never dreamed
would be obtained. Over and above
the stook, etc., Mr. Calhoun has 200
tons of last years' crop unsold, and
which he is keeping for  high  prices.
Mr. John Donley, of the Delta, has
sold to Mr, J. 0. Calhoun, with stook
and implements, 325 acres of improved
land for 830,000. Mr. Calhoun has
also purchased from Messrs. Pemberton & Sons, of Viotoria, 245 acreB of
farm land at 805 per acre, situated a
short distance below Ladner's Landing,
and wliich is considered as fine aa any
in tho province. These figures show
what values may be expeoted to reach
in Britisli Columbia when tho country
is thickly settled. The Bale to Messrs.
Page Bros, was transacted through
A. J. Hill & Co. of this oity.
City Council.
The city oouncil met last night at 8
o'olook for the transaotion of business.
Present, Aldermen Oalbick, Scoullar,
Cunningham, McPhaden, Curtis,
Reid, Townsend and fi won,
His worship Mayor Hendry in the
After the minutes had been read
Aid. Curtis rose nnd said: I feel it is
due to his worship to make an apology
for my uncalled for attack upon him
at the last meeting of this council.
His worship knows that Ihe affront
was not made with malice aforethought.
I desire to bo on the very best terms
with your worship both publicly and
privately. If I fail to express an
ample apology 1 trust you will take
the will for the action. I consider the
courso you followed at the last council
meeting perfectly consistent and justifiable and I am heartily sorry that I
should have given you any offence. I
wish you to accept my apology.
Mayor Hendry: I accept the apology
to the public in what you hare said,
and I hope the public will be satisfied
with it. We will now proceed with
the business on hand, and I hope it
will bo conducted in a more becoming
uud expeditious manner in future.
From A. C. Wilson asking permission to deepen tank and lay pipo from
tho same in to tho garden on Carnarvon street.   Leave granted.
Frum T. Ackerman asking permission tu lay building material on Royal
avonue.   Leavo granted.
Frum Hugh Burr asking leave to
lay wator pipe on Queen's avenue.
Leave granted.
From Joseph Wintemute asking
permission to lay building material on
Prevost stroot.   Leavo granted.
From Ellis & Co. soliciting an ordor
for printing the debentures. Roferrod
to tho finance cuiumittoo.
From M. G, McLonnan asking an
extensiou uf time limit to liis water
hit, nud promising to pny nrrenrs nnd
be moro prompt iu futuro with his
rent.    Laid ou tho table.
From Robert Wnrd & Co. asking
copies of loan by-laws and ditto of issue.   Referred to finance  committee
From the municipal olerk of Delta
re fuldera, nud stilting tlio council did
not hulil itaelf responsible fur the
amount oharged. Received ut|d ihe
clerk instructed to write and explain
tlm matter.
From Lnwenborg, Harris & Cu. re
removal of Olub saloon building to
McKenzie Btreet. Referred to the
bonrd of works with powor to act.
From the minister uf oducatiun ns
Victouia, B. O., June S0|.li, 1889.
D. RonsoN, Esq,, O. M, C.
New Westminster, li. C.
Sik,—I have tlio honor to acknowledge
the receipt of yours of lho 15th lust.,
transmitting copy ofu rosoltltlou passod
by your city council, expressing tlio opinion thai, for reasons Ktiitcd, "tno government ought to provido u second teacher
for tho High school, who will outer upon
hia duties nflor the sumiiiei' vnontlon."
Tho grounds stated for this opinion ure:
(1) Unit,, In tho opinion of the cnnne.ll the
mini ber ol pupils In iitlontian i'o ami the
number of uol).K>clH required tn botallgllt
uro such ns toiniikoitqiillelmposslble fov
one teacher to do Justice to the -ohool, nnd
(2) thai the government requires tho city
to contribute one-third the cost of the
maintenance of the schools, whleli contribution ia supposed to be eipilvolnnt to
tho coat of tlie high school. i
lu l'egam lu ihe first gl-ounu, L oug lu ..it,,
tnat, however much the opinion of tho
council muy be entitled to consideration,
inn matter of tills kind I feel bound to
uttucll more importance to that of the
superintendent nf education; nnd having
discussed tne subject, more than mice with
that gentleman, us well ns wltli the provlnciul inspector of public schoolB, I have
arrived nt n different, roncluaion, and I
venture to think that the fullowing brief
statement of facta will convince tliemem-
beraof tho counoil that, they huve beon
lnboring under mlsupprohenslon on this
Tho average dally uttendunce at the
Westminster nigh school is, according to
the latestotliciiil returns,twenty-one. Tho
average duily attendance at tho Victoria
high school is, according to tho same authority, aevonty-six, distributed about
equally between the two divisions. The
nvoi-ngo daily attendnnce at the Nanaimo
high school is eighteen.
Tho aiime subjects (the aubjocts proscribed by nil high schools) aro taught in
oaeli of the divisions in tho Viotoria
school, tbe only dlfl'ei'enco being that iu
the lower division the pupils are brought
on to a certain point In nil tho subjects,
when they puss Into the higher division,
whero they ure advanced further in these
It will be seen, therefore, thnt tf thoro
were a scenutl tenclier ln the Westminster
high school tho twenty-one pupils would
bo placed in two divisions, In each of
which all tbo subjects would ho taught:
tho only practical difference being that
you would havo two tenchers with, say,
ten pupils onch, Inaleudof, ns now, one'
teacher with twenty-one pupils; und us I
um advised, thero would benonppreolablo
difference In the labor of touching tbe
smaller or the larger number.
It wilt hnvo been noted that ouch of the
touchers in tho Victoria high sohool Is
teaching nil tho presoribed subjects to
about thirty-eight pupils. Oould tho govornmont justify tho payment of two high
sohool l.ciichers for teuchfog ton pupils
Eeferring to ths socond ground upon
whioh tho opinion expressed by your
council ls bused, I tnko tho liberty of
pointing out whut uppeors to me to bo a
two-fold fnl lacy.
(1) The city ls not culled upon to contribute one-third tho cpst of tho mntnten-
nnce of tbo sohools within lta bounds, but
only one-third of the teachers' salaries.
|2) Nor is tho contribution intended or
"supposed to be equivalent" to tho coBt of
the high .school;.-..
The existence of a high school In Now
Westminster constituted only one of the
reasons for levying the contribution; but
lt was nevor understood or Intended by
the legislature that the cost of tho high
schools should be either the sole ground
or tho gauge of tlie contribution. On the
contrary, it wus fully explained to tho
legislature that the chargo upon the four
oities was to do more than relieve tho
general revenue of tho burden of the high
sohools. It was intended as a measure to
slightly ease the provlnolal treasury of the
heavy and ever lncrouslng chargo for education, by requiring the four wealthiest
communities Inthe enjoyment of extraordinary education nl advantages to make
a Blight contribution ln aid of education
tn less favored communities, thereby
making it possible to maintain Intacta
system of free state education which ls the
pride and boast of tho province.
It may be noted in this connection, that,
as a matter of fact, Vancouver was not,
and is not now, In the enjoyment of a
high school.
In view of all tho facts, itls difficult to
seo how the government eould be Justified, under presont circumstances, ln supplying a second teacher for the Westminster high school, more especially as thero
ls no provision ln the estimates for tho
paymout of suoh teacher.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
John Rousok,
Prov. See.
From W. S, Gore, surveyor general,
stating that a crown grant for the reserve nt the eastern end of Lulu island
will be issued to the city immediately.
Referred to the finance committee,
From C. J. Fagan, M. D., asking
that the taxes on St. Mary's hospital
be remitted, giving as a reason for
asking this favor that 50 per cent of
the patients admitted last year were
unable tb pay for care and attendance
and were treated free. On motion of
Aid. Townsend the taxos were ordered
to be remitted.
A petition from A. M. Herring and
others aBkmg for a new crossing  on
Oolumbia street.   ! Referred to the
board of works with power to act.
Wm. Turnbull, 8356; G. W. Grant,
864.40; B. C. Gazette, 840; E. B. Biggar, 87.50; postmaster, 813.50; John
Martin & Co., |6.90.
The water and sewerage committee
recommended that a competent engineer should be immediately appointed to
prepare the work. The report was referred back.
Aid. Townsend reported that tho
nuisance on Agnes streot could not ho
abated unloss a drain was built. Received.
The counoil went into committee of
the whole on the liquor license amendment by-law.
His worship took advantage of his
privilego and retired from the  board.
Aid. Roid moved that clauso 2 be
Aid. Scoullar moved in amendment
that the preamble bo rend.
Aid. Calbick in amendment to the
amendment that the preamble bo not
rend. This was carried on a show of
hands, Messrs. Curtis, Cunningham,
Calbick and Reid voting for, and
Messrs. Ewen, Scoullar and McPhaden voting against.
Aid. Cunningham moved that clauso
2 be read.
Aid. Curtis said he was sorry that a
few of tho aldermen still appeared determined to deprive tho saloon keepers
of-what it hnd boon docided tbey uro
entitled tn. Personally it did not
mnko much difference to him how the
thing went, lie was simply keeping
faith with tbo promiso lio had made.
He, howovor, thought tliu champions
of the licensed victuallers wero pursuing a very strange course.
Aid. Roid was uf the aamo opinion
nnd pointed not that if tho by-law
fulled lo puss tho suloon keepers would
bo forced tn pay the whole amount.
Clauso 2 and tlio preamble passed
and llu; committoe rose und reported
Aid. Sooullar opened liro on tho
original by-law, said it hud boon
rushed through hastily, without propor consideration and at a moeting
when not half nf tho members uf the
council woro presont.
Mayor Hendry: Alderman Scoullar,
you nre stating what is not correct.
Tlio by-luw- wub passed in open council
and thete was a quorum present.
Aid. Sooullar: I did not auy tlioro
was no quorum present.
Mayor Hendry! You said half uf the
council was nut present; and that
menus nu quorum. 1 distinctly say
there was n full quurtim, and if you
personally woro nut present, it is ynur
own fault and uut that nf the counoil.
Nuw, if yuu havo nny tiling further tu
say ynu have tho floor and can do   80.
Aid. Sooullar: I huvo up more to
uu luuiioii .no by-luw wus road a
third time and finally passed.
The fnrm of license waa then passed.
On motion the buard uf works was
instructed to lay a box drain on the
upper side uf Agnes street.
Moved by Aid. Scoullar, Beconded
by Aid. McPhaden, that the mayor be
authorized tu enquire into the bund
nnd all other matters relating to the
Southern Ruilway, and to incur whatever expense may be necessary in connection with such inquiry, for legal advice or otherwise.   Oarried.
Moved by Aid. Scoullar and seconded by Aid. Cunningham that the
speoial committee appointed to act with
the school trustees in regard to selecting a lut for the west side school, beg
to recommend that the committee be
authorized to purchase 3 lots, 8, 9 and
10, sub division of lot 0, B. 11, at a
price not exceeding 8850.00, as a site
for the school, the cost tn be defrayed
out of the proceeds of sale of part or
whole of lot 17 B. 7.   Carried.
On motion Aid. Townsend and
Scoullar wore added to the board of
works; that the committee hand in at
next meeting a report as to proposed
plan for expending the 870,000 loan.
The council then adjourned till
Wednesduy night.
Consigned to Earth.—From the North.
First Salman ItercIpta.-.-Tlic Salmon
Pack Fair.       	
Special to the Columbian,
Viotobia, June 25.—The-Btr. Princess Louise arrived this morning with
the Crocker-Dunsmuir party from Comox mines and left fur the sound this
Tho unfortunate girl, Edna Farns-
worth, who suicided on Sunday, was
buried to-day. Rev. J. E. Starr officiated.
The Bteamer Sardonyx arrived from
tho north to-day and brought down
the first Balmon of the season; five
hundred cases from the B. A. P. Co.,
A good run is expeoted. Up to the
present, the run has been slack. Mo-
Lennan'a cannery has packed up to the
present 1200 oases. The run was un
usaily good there. An Indian woman
who tried to burglarize Cunningham's
store, waa brought down for trial,
The steamer slso has 200 barrels of
black cod from Queen Charlotte Islands.   ^^^^^^^^^^
A Bpeoial train with Ontario excursionists left Winnipeg for the west at
ti o'clock Friday night.
 .  m  . ■—
T. J. Olaxton & Co., merchants, of
Montreal, have asaigned. Liabilities,
Wholesale our Market.
Beef,     per 101) lbs N
Hay,      per.—
Butter (rolls) per Ib...
Cheese, " ...
Eggs,     perdoz.   6
Cordwood (retail) por cord  8
Apples, per box	
Hlnes(gr'n) per 100 lbs  4
"    (dry)       "  5
Wool, per lb	
er ton
men Baby waa lick, ws give her Castoria,
When aha wai s Child, she cried for Castoria,
Wlion aha becamo Hiss, ahe clung to Castoria,
Wain ah* had Children, aha gave them Cutoiia
Mnsonlo Building, New Westminster,
B. C. dwto
Mnsontc Building,   Now Westmin-
ster, B. O.  dwmy4tc
( OKItlll II). McCOLL <t JENNS,
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, etc.  Offices—Mnsonlo Buildings, New Westminster, nml Vancouver, B. C. .     dwtc
GOLD MEDALIST of the University of
tho High Court of Justice, Ireland. Offices,
Corner McKenzie & Clarkson Sta., New
Weatuiinater. dwfe2ltc
ARCHITECT.  Ofllco-Corner Mnry nnd
Clarkson Sts., Woatmlnator.   dwto
Notice to Contractors!
ceived by thn umIerj-ffc--iio-l up to noon
of S»t unlay, 39th *iuno, Inst., for tho
In Now Westminster City (wesMlde.
Flans nnU specification'* tf&a bo seen
nnd fornm fnr tender obtain eel at the Gov
eminentt filne, Nf\v Westminster.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
Gov't Agent.
New Westminster,
Juno 25th, 1880. je25*dtd-tvlt
Civil Engineers, Land Surveyors & Draughtsmen.
Fire, life A Marine Insurance.
Columbia St., - Opp. Colonial Hotkl
tention to all professional ordors and
lender tlieir services to residents and nonresidents having UU-y or Country Property
to dispose of or desiring profitable investment,
Ourlisls of eligible properties avo comprehensive and constantly rccel ving mid I-
Llons, and our favorable eastern connections both in Canada and the Allantlo
States glvo us unusual facilities for businoss,
Speoial attontion will bo paid to tho
purchaso and inspection of Lumber for
Hhipiuent to foreign, ports. Tonnage chartered and general shipping businoss transuded, dwap'yl
Wholesale and Eetail Druggists
Dress and Fancy Goods!
Including, Tools of all kinds of the bestmakeB; Cross-Cllt & Hand-Saws,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all tbe necessary Utensils for Farming!
Pulley Blocks, Snatch Blocks, Kope & Cbain in all sizes; Pitch,
Tar & Oaknm; Tarred and Plain Paper for Building; Paints & Oils
in all colors; Liquid Paints in all shades; Floor Paints ready touse; Grind
Stones; Wall Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
Lubricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural Implements,
tr Speoial attention given to orders by mall.
t. T- tk.a.:f:f <sz co.,
dwjly3to Columbia Stkeet, New Westmikstee.
EOIR     TWO     "WEEKS,
Commencing Monday, Jnne 24th
The Leading Dry Goods House,
Piling 11 Company, Ld.
All Kinfls of Ronsl! anfl Dressefl Lumlier
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
-A.xrr> akd Knsros or
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors,   Frames,   Windows,
Moulding, BaEnsters,
Blinds. Brackets,
Railings, Newel*
The Columiiian- Printing Establishment has first-class faculties for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads. Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodgers,
Price Lists, &c. Prices will bo found as low as at any other oflico i
first-class work is done. VOLUME 34.
NO. 26.
Vv&i-k.ly British Columbian
Weilneiiluy .iliiruiun, June iiu, msn.
Taken Hack lo Scaillc.
Tlio Seattle Press : "Cniieil States
Marshall Hamilton returned from Victoria with the nineteen Chinamen
whuin he undertook to laud tbero under writs uf deportation. Theauthnri
tieB refused tu permit tho landing without Hie 850 head money. As the
money did not accompany the writs,
tho marshal was obliged tp bring tliem
back and put thein ill jail. He will
make a report to the oourt, and the result will be the discharge uf the prisoners. This act will bo in effect lo
nullify tho exclusion law."
A Prophecy.
Million OM   Willi   HVrlHK.
The Salt Spring Island Mining Company (limited) was incorporated aome
weeks ago and work has since boen
proseouted un the mine, men being
kept at work steadily night and day.
A shaft was sunk 85 feet, at which
depth a well defined ledge was found.
In order, however, tu prospect the
ledge at a greater depth and with less
expense, the compnny have decided to
ruu a tunnel from the aide of the
mountain 130 foet lower down. The
tunnel ia now in 100 foot and everything an far gives evidence that the
mine is going to turn uut well.—Times.
 ♦  m  .	
< •unillnn Seatluwnl.
A pleasing proof of the growth of a
united Canadian sentiment waa furnished by the visit to British Columbia of
Sir Leonard Tilley. As a distinguish'
ed man lie was greeted by his fellow-
citizens out there with a gratifying
cordiality. New Brunswick and
British Culumbia are thousands of
miles apart, but the bund uf a common
citizenship is strong enough to unite
them. A sad feature of Sir Leonard's
visit to the coast wuuld doubtless be
tho dtaili of Judge Gray, of the Britisli
Columbia supremo court, who was intimately associated with him in New
Brunswick politics years ago. Judge
Gray as leader of the Opposition in
that province, joined haudB with Sir
Leonard to carry confederation,—Empire.
The I'nnllcM Read.
Supt. King, of B. B. R. & N, Co.,
wos at Westminster last week, and reports ten miles gradod ready for bridge
work. A like good showing at this
end would aid Senator Cantield tn put
the road on ita feet. Hia failures to
effect the loan proposed has not discouraged him, but he proposes to build
the road in spite of all discouragements. As the future greatness of
Whatcom, and the entire bay is involved, he should meet with the hearty
go-operation of all men of property in
the city. It is eaay fur ths Reveille
or anybody, to be generous with the
money of other people; but where
every dollar Invested will bring in
ten if the road ia built, property own-
era can aff'.rd to take a material intereat in the matter.-—Reveille.
A Liberal Banker.
A certain bank on Bellingham Bay
likes to encourage new settlers in
great ahape. A few daya ago a gentleman from Canada came there to
locate and by some oversight had neglected, befure leaving Victoria, to
change the $2,650 ill bank of Britiah
Culumbia bills whioh he carried in hia
pocket book. Going to the aaid bank
he endeavored tu have the bills changed
for greenbacks or gold. Tlio modest
bunk.■ r offered tu du so for him fur the
nice little fee uf $250. The man knew
he could travel to Victoria and back
for about $15, so he refused to accept
ihe b. b. b's generoua offer aud tuok
the aleiimer for the royal city to
chango his money into gold, but probably found it necessary to go no farther than Seattle.—Blaine journal.
Superior Lawyers lip Coaatry,
Two caaea were up for hearing in the
county court ut Katnloops last week
beforo Mr. Justice Walkem. Owing
to the fact that the plaintiff had nut
satisfactorily answered certain interrogatories put by defendants' solicitors,
the luttnr objec.ed to the case being
opened until thoy woro answered. Hia
lordship sustained tbe objection, and
the cases weru adjourned until the 24th
inst. In referring to the action uf tho
soliciiuts in these cases, his lordship
chai'uotorizr.cl them as being highly
creditable—the evident desire being tu
make us little expense as possible for
their clients. He complimented Mr.
Cochrane, the plaintiff's solicitor, very
highly, and Btated he showed a knowledge of the caae and the prncticea relating io it far superior to many of the
practitioners in the courta at Viotoria.
The Late Judge tin,.
Another of the fathers of confederation—Judge Gray, of British Colambla
—'haa paaaed over to the majority.
The judge wu a New Brunavicker,
•nd waa eminent in hia day, though
not very well known in Ontario. Hia
name will be recognized here ohieBy
in connection with one of the political
cries of nearly two deoadei ago.
Though a member of parliament he
waa employed by Sir John Macdonald
at that time in the work of codifying
the statutea. He thus drew an official
salary while occupying a representative
position. It was claimed that a man
could not be at the ume time an offloer of the government and an independent oritio of the government in
parliament. The diaounion of the
matter led ultimately te the passage of
■ itricter independence of parliament
act.— Mail.
Mr. A. M. Stenhouse, ex-M. P. P.,
late of Comox, has taken objection to
some rematka made by Donald Truth
and wriies ns follows to the editor: "In
yuur editorial nutoa "f Saturday, April
l'7ib, which 1 have only just seen, you
s.iy : "The Mormon, like theChinese,
mut go" All right. But I venture
to piwiot that monogamy, with its
foul following of seduction and prostitution, will go also—mid that very
early in the coining century. Does
auy sane man suppose that these three
conditions, not une uf which oan exist
without the others, will be allowed tu
obtain forever ? Aro all abuses to be
tefurmed excepting uur iniquitous man-
made law uf marriage, which lies atthe
rout of thein all ? Pshaw I The thing
is preposterous; and, as a man of tbe
world, you must prcceivo it is su. Americans may very possibly lag behind,
fur once in their history. The sovereigns and statesmen of Europe will
lead the royal crusade for the emancipation of woman."
Northern Excunlona.
Tuesday's Port Townsend Argut
aaya: Mr. Luther L. Holden, of the
Raymond Vacatiou Excuraion Oo., returned frum Victoria yeaterday on tho
steamer T. J. Putter and prooeeded to
Tacoma on hia way to Boston. Mr.
Holden informed ihe Argus reporter
that his visit to Victoria was to arrange
with Capt. John Irving of the Oanadian
Pacific Navigation Co., to put on excursion boats fur the waters of Britiah
Columbia, running into all the sounds,
arms, fords, bays and inlets uf that
wonderful region, including a visit to
Skidegate and Masset, ou Queen Char
lotte islands, and ending at Fort Simpson, where those tourists bound for
Alaska will be transferred to an American Bteamer and continue their excut,
sion, aud thuse who only desire to
travel in British Columbia waters can
return on the Canadian steamer to
Victoria. ThiB arrangement is intended to do away with any vexatious delays, as American steamers, though
they can freely pass through the inland waters uf British Culumbia, are
not permitted to land at any placo except tu tako in cual at Nanaimo and
Departure bay. Mr. Holden will return from Boston about the 20th of
August, anil will go on une of Captain
Irving's steamers over the proposed
route tu make definite arrangements
f ir next season. It is the intention
of Rayiimiid White & Co., by means
uf exteiisivi- advertising, to make the
B. C.Alaska route the most popular
one for touriats in the world, and now
that the attention of the public is
directed to the northern coaat, there
will be a tremendoua ruah of touriata,
capitalists aud emigrants.
Surprint, ,1 Gnat.
for Infants and Children.
"OaafiaTtols-MweUadaptedtDehlldnaittiat I Oaateria cure, Collo, Coaetlpation,
S££"tesz Ma?"" ™ w-SL&SSSa 5£°&. *
1118fcOiloidBi,Drooily»,i'.Y.   | widoStaiurlouaanedlealton.
An Ottawa despatch Bays: Considerable surprise ia expressed in official circles ut the evidence given by Mayor
Grant, of Victoria, in reference to the
Alaska boundary before the aenate
committee uf the United Statea on ita
recent vs't to the capital. The United
States government baa been making
stieuu us eff rts to convince the
guvirnmeut of Canada that the boundary between Alaska and the Dominion prescribed by ihe treaty uf St.
Petersburg is au imposaible and indefinable boundary, in the hope that
they will succeed in re-opening the
whole subject and negotiate a new
treaty, which they expect, of cuurse,
would be mure favorable to their interests thun the Anglo-Russian convention uf 1826. The third article of
that convention defines the boundary,
as regards the coast strip, to be the
summit of the mountains situated parallel tu the coast, but in case the summit of i huso mountains should ba more
than ton marine leagues distant from
the coast then the distance of thi. o
marine leagues from tho coast is the
boundary. The coast atrip commences
at what is known as Portland canal on
the south to Mount St. Elias on the
north, and from Mount Elias to thu
frozen ocean, the 141st degree of wesl
Iniicitude is to be the boundary. Mayor
Grant has just been furnishing the
very kind of evidence which the U S.
government have been anxioua tu secure, but apparently without success
until tbey met Mr. Grant. Regret is
expressed here that a man of his intelligence und prominence should con-
sciuusly er unconsciously lend himself
tu the purposes uf a foreign state in a
matter of such moment to Canada, and
especially to the provinco of British
A Conkkctioskk's Conkidesck.—"I
can plainly stato that 1 can find nothing
better tban Hagyard's Yellow Oil. I
have rheumatism oceaaionally, and Yollow Oil doos mo great good. You can
use my name ifyou wish. Yours truly,
H. Diokinson, Confectioner, St. Thomas,
fnom SYRUP
feAlftNOT HARM VS.*ft°SJ
■j.-.'s-OgL.ICATE-CHILP *-.
Tai CitrriTO CoitnuiY, 77 Murray Street, N. Y.
The finest assortment of
Ladies', Children's and Infants' English and German Hosiery direct from
the manufacturers.
Largest assortment of Ladies' Jerseys, English and German make, ever shown in
town.     _______
Foundry ^SSachineVVorks
works have much pleasure in noiUj-
ing their Mends and the public that- they
are now prepared l.o receive and promptly
execute any orders for wont; I ii tlielr line
with which they may he favored.
Mechanical Manager.
Vancouver, B.C., 8th May, 1888.
™^,:X'_ wB.
*3TThey are not only mado of  the
Choicest Tobacco but thoy are of
Home Manufacture, and should bo
patronized by all good citizens.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
A full line o! Spectacles & Eye-Glasses in stool, rubber, silver arc gold
frames.   Tho finest Pebbles made, ?4 nor pair; all sights suited.
Special attention given to FINE WATCH REPAIRS. Haviug learnw tlio
business thoroughly from aome of the finest Horologers in England, and sinco then
managed the watoh-repairing departments of a few of the best firms on tho conti
nent of America, is a sufficient guarantee ot good workmanship. Formerly manager for nearly 8 years of tho well-known firm ot Savage k Lyman, Montreal
Charges Moderate, ■     _ .
Montreal, Dec, 1887.—Mr. F. Crake.—Andw. Robertson, Eaq., Chairman ol
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, aaya: "I nover found a Watohmaker who did so
well for me aa you did when in Montreal, and I am sorry you are not here to-day."
Douglas & Deighton,
Colonial Block,
Columbia Street,       New Westminster, B. C.
Conetantly oa Hand an Extensive Stoek of
Dry Goods, Groceries,  Boots A Shoes, Hats A Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, Ac.
-BX-BSR-S     SB    BOTS'     SXTXTB.
Great Variety of Household Artiolea.   Alio,
H. B.-Farm Produce bought at market rates or sold on oommlaalon. aavOrden
trom the Interior promptly attended to. owjsolo
Dominion Lands.
|. Pre-emption or for rent of Mining or
Grazing Lnml, or buying Farm, Mining
or any land from Hie Dominion Government,
But pay in 3303E-C-I3E* and -save a
large discount.
Serin can be obtained In largo or small
quantities from
E.A.:sr Brans,
SZ oo.
Real  Estate,
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Businesa rotating to
Real Estate.
london Assurance Corporation.
Conneetlcnt Flro Insurance Co, of
London and Lancashire Life Assurance Co.
Canton Insurance Offlce, Ld. (Marine)
OFFIOESl        '
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St, Victoria
O pose applying In ,lit- I'htof Commissioner nr Lnnds mul    . ,-ln torpernil«sion
opimli. pi,., I.ui I'jichnln«wlde
nnd 80 ohalns long li ■ -Hun m, Tnwn-
lil *■'•• ". S u 1','. .nnster Dlstrlot,
beliiB south ..r im 11.j : ,...,<[ my farm on
Boundary Hif, couioli :• 110 acres, more
nr less. WM   ''■        I •: NER,
Pei   ••m H. Ladnek.
Ii-ile" Nc-. Wntinilna   r.
Jui.o II, 1HSI). Wjel2m2
11      viMOND
Krull Frees,
'iriiniueiHul Trees,
iSiuall Fruits,
Anil GARDEN STOCK on hand In groat
Everything Brat-class and furnished In
good Hlllipii.
«a.Hnudl5c_     ,
Kcrlntlve Catalogue with 6 beam!
.Send 15eti. for valuable80-pnc. Iie-
orlptlve Catalogue with 6 heauflfu' dl.
D'eu plates.  Price Lists sent free.
a. W. HENRY,
Port Hammond, B. O.
Plants for Sale!
Is Great Vabiktv, Including,
GERANIUMS, Double and Single; TO-
CHIAS, all new varieties; HOSES,
11 flno collection of DAHLIAS (named
vnrletles) ANNUALS, 25 cts. per dot.
Mixed BEDDING PLANTS, $1 60 per dot.
I offer 10 Plants fortl, including I storm
King Kuchia. Bouquets, Wreaths and
Urosees made to order. Fruit, Vegetablet
and Flowers at. Store, next Oity Hotel, Columbia St. Orders by mail promptly attended to      [ilwap.vlj      I-. LATHAM.
B. C. Moaumental Works
Cor. Columbia and Churoh Sis.
New Westminster, Brit. Col.
Monuments, Headstones & Tablets
In Marble or Granite of KestQ,ualn>.
N. B.—Just received—lhe flnest assort-
ment of smith firautlv HouuiuenU over
Keen   n British Columbia, which will be
Hold at prices putting competition out of
the question,
Real Estate Brokers ami
Financial Agents.
Confeiteration Life Attociation of
lloyal and Lancashire Fire Imuran- • Com pa 11 let.
*§».Valuable Lots for «ale ln tho City
and District of Westminster; and choice
Lots in the City of Vancouver.
Porsons wishing to buy or sell ottyor
rural property should communicate with
Offices: Bankof B.C. building, opposite
postofflce, West minster, and Hastings at,,
Vancouver. dwaplfito
ff. LLeonarMo.
330-38-2 C0BD0VA STBKKI,
Importers und Healers ln
Unlocks nil tbe clogged avenues of lh(
towels, Kidneys aad Liver, currying
iff gradually without weakening the system,
II the impurities and foul humors of tht
«cr-ti"ns; at tho same limo Correcting
Icidity of tbe Stomach, curing Bill
duness, Dyspepsia. Headaches, Bu-
iiness, Heartburn, Constipation,
Dryness of the Skin, Dropsy. Dim-
less of Vision, Jaundice. Salt Bhoum,-
Erysipelas, StrrofuU. Huttering oj
[he Heart, HervonsaeaB and Genoral
DobilitV, all these ami many olbot similar Complainli yield "• llie h.npv influence
Sample B0M1* !."•: Jf.esviiar civzc$1.
For sale by all dealers.
1. HlIiBUBS tt CO.. 1'rourli'tnrs. TnronK,
Mary Street, NewWestminster, B.C.
ITKI.KrllOMK No. 65.]
London aad Lancashire Fin mm*
Brltlah Umplr. Life Im.uranc.
law WaatmlnatarBuilding Society.
Accountant'. Olllcc, Dlooeaa of N.W.
Cltjr Auditor., HIA, lll-l and 1881.
and other monetary transactions.
Have aeveral aood Investments on tbelr
booka, and all new comors will do well to
call before doing bnslaeaa elsewhere.


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