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 'A DeOosaos,'
British Columbian.
WEEKLY EDITIOIT.-IO   PAGES
VOLUME 34
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. 0., WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1889.
NUMBER 19
THE
DAILY   COLUMBIAN
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WEEKLV ADVERTISING RATES.
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Special Notices, Mirths, Marriages and
DeathB, same rates as Dally.
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an extra rate will be charged.
»»*Persons sending In advertisements
Bhould be careful to stale whether they
are to appear in thp Daily Edition, or the
Woehly.or both. A liberal reduction Is
made when inserted in both. No advertisement Inserted for less than 81.
SUBSCRIBERS
Who dd not receive their papor regularly,
from tho Carriers or  through   the Post
Office, will confer a- favor by reporting the
same to the offlce of publication at once.
§ Weekly Britisli Columbian,
-Wednesday nuriiliiit. »»y 8, 1889.
>« Thb Columbian has just complet-
p ed a twelve-month cycle under its
s'present management. We have
\i itarted upon the second year. Wo
!.' don't intend to cast any reflections
I] upon any one because this is so, It
I simply couldn't be helped. A year
. ago Tbe Columbian changed
• . hands, and the natural order of
j; things has brought about the first
, anniversary of tliat comparatively
ft unimportant event. The year itself
jt has not been an altogether unuvent-
|, ful one, either as regards this jour-
( nal or its more immediate coustitu-
| enoy. We cannot truthfully say
i'i that we have got double the circulu-
! tion of all the other papers in the
j province put together, or that as an
J, advertising medium The Columbian
| cannot be excelled north of San
j Franoisco, and our modesty won't
I even allow us to say that as a news-
ftper none of our cotemporaries in the
^province can touch us with a forty-
prod pole. We will just pause to
I, enunciate, however, that during the
l$pear we have, according to promise,
imperceptibly enlarged both the daily
jand weekly issues, and otherwise
^'Improved, or endeavored to improve,
'.'"the general get-up of The Oolum-
-JSIAN. Our readers must be the
Sludges as to whether our efforts in
these directions have been worthy
'pt notice. We might say, in pass
ing, that, if an increased circulation
wid a more liberal use of the advertising columns are to be taken as
jjelvidences of public appreciation,
fehese most satisfactory and gratifying testimonials are not wanting,
-j md we take this opportunity of con-
' .-eying our cordial thanks and best
Kvishos to our many readers and ad-
j&ertisers, old and new, who have
[riven the very best proofs of their
., onfidence and good-will, and have
/ huB co-operuted most practically in
(Building up a paper which shall give
i-he   best   value to each individual
tbscriber aud advertiser, and at
e same time constitute a creditable
_d effective standing advertisement
|||)r the city, district, and province
In which it is published. In any
(tiodern, wide-awake community, the
','a.ily press, especially, should form
!",pretty accurate index to the corn-
i ,'irative standing and progress of
L ,-.ch community. Most people, at
Miy rate, tacitly admit and form
weir conclusions on the correctness
j$ this rule, and are seldom led far
ijftray. We believe it is not saying
*i muoh, either for Tiie Columbian
its constituency, that, during the
jar just ended, the former has very
'.rly registered and represented the
(ogress and comparative status of
.le latter.   Our hope for the future
f _	
I*
is that this natural and beneficent
relation may continue. It pays for
a community of any hopes, prospects, and ambitions thus to keep in
touch and daily communication with
its environment, the civilized world,
by means of a live and progressive
press. Tns Columbian, we may
assure all concerned, so long as it is
under its present management, will
over aim to bo well up with, and if
possible, a little abreast of, the requirements and support of the community in which it lives, moves and
lias its being. This being our determination, and our faith in the city,
district nnd province being unbounded, we have every confidence
that tho year upon whioh we eiitor
to-day will see as great, if not
greater, enlargement and improvement, in both the Daily und
Weekly Columbian as the your
just ended. As in the pust, receiving anything like fair encouragement, we shall spare no reasonable
expense or pains to make this journal
of the utmost value to our readers
and advertisers, as well as a faithful
and independent advocate of the
public interests in all things, arid a
credit in every respect to the community which gives it support.
Wherein we may fail (for ideals are
not always realized, and infallibility is the prerogative of due) let
it not be set down to lack of good
intention and honest endeavor..
The Viotoria papers are not
pleased with the action of the
greater number of the B.O. members
at Ottawa in voting with the government, and sacrificing the capital
city's interests, when the question
was up to havo a condition inserted
in the subsidy hill compelling tho
Chinese steamers to call at Victoria.
Mr. Mara, who, not content with a
silent vote, actually spoke against
the interpolation, comes in for an
extra belaboring, the Colonist even
going so far as to call him a "Benedict Arnold," As Mr. Mara was
not elected to represent Victoria,
but un inland constituency, it is
difficult to see wherein he has played
the traitor, except on the long exploded theory that Victoria is British Columbia. However, from a
Victorian point of view, we
do not wonder at the indignation of the patriotic Victoria piess.
The News, on the other hand, of
course pats Mr. Mara on the back
and calls him, in other words, a
scholar and a statesman of the first
water. One good thing that has
come out of the seeming evil—to
Victoria—is the more general recognition of the fact that we want more
independence in our representatives
—as tho Colonist, in a long homily on
"Independence in Parliament," puts
it, more patriotism and less par
tizHiiship. We are glad to see "the
oldest paper," from whatever cause,
recognizing and preaching this truth.
"It's an ill wind that blows no
good."
On the fourteenth of May the
ratepayers of Victoria will vote on
two by-laws for city improvements,
pledging the credit of the city for an
aggregate amount of 185,000. One
by-law provides for a loan of $45,-
000 to bo expended in street and
bridge improvements and in enlarging the area of Ross Buy cemotery.
The by-law further details the
streets on whicli tho money shall be
expended. The other measure, entitled "The Street, Railway Guarantee
By-law, 1889," is for tlio purposo of
enabling the city to guarantee interest at tho rate of five per cont.
per annum on the bonds of tho
National Electrio Tramway and
Lighting Company to the amount of
$40,000 for a period of twenty years.
These by-laws have the support of
the press, and will undoubtedly
carry. Neither Victoria nor Vancouver intend to stagnate, it is apparent, if a wise exercise of their
borrowing powers will keep them
"moving on,"
The estates of the late Sir Thomas
Gladstone, consisting of 46,000 acres
in Kincardineshire, pass in fee-
simple to his son, Sir John Gladstone, The estate is a magnificent
wooded country, and is overlooked
by Fasque House, one of the finest
castellated mansions in Sootland.
Sir John Gladstone, who is in delicate health, is suffering considerably
from exposure to the cold weather
at his father'--, funeral. He will
spend the summer in Europe. Sir
John, like his late father, is an
uncompromising 1-ory.
Children Cry fori Pitcher's Castoria.
Press DcHjinlclics.
London, April 30.—Careful enquiries in official circles unfortunately
confirm the early fears respecting the
decrease in emigration this year. The
official statistics are not yet published,
but I find that the total general emigration for the first four months of
this year from Liverpool, which is the
chief emigration port, decreased 17,-
986 souls compared with that of last
year. Oanadian emigration declined
by 4,738, during the four months.
During April alone the Allan lino carried 1,520 less; the Dominion line 1,
220 less and the Beaver line 863' less
The condition of advanced bookings
seems to indicate that this decline will
continuo during the season. Canadian
circles would bo inclined to take
rather gloomy viow of the situation
wero not tlio Northwest receiving such
excellent settlers from Ontario, Que
bee and the United States.
London, April 30.— Before the commission to-day Mr. Parnell said that
he had never communicated with nor
met Patrick Ford nor any Fenian convicts or exiles in America. He first
hoard of the Clan Na Gael in America.
Ho had not left his interests in America in tho bunds of lords and the Fenians, but in the hands of Dillon and
bis party. Ho had urged boycotting
under certain conditions. He had
never countenanced intimidation. He
did not remember tho circumstances
of his having im interview with Lecaron iu 1881. although it might have
occurred. He had never said that ho
believed that only forco would redeem
Ireland, but on the contrary he had
no doubt thai by constitutional parliamentary action, the Irish leaders
would achieve success. He hud never
suggested a revolution could be affected, nor had ho ever been assed to
authorise the payment of £20,000 to
remove government officials. He had'
never sanctioned outrages and know
of no payments having been made for
the commission of outrages. Ho had
not approved of Egan's suggestion that
Earl Cowper, Messrs. Forster and
Burke, Justices Lawson and May and
others should be removed. Mr. Parnell continued that he could not have
approved such a suggestion, Egan
never having made it. Ho had never
heard of a proposition from any quarter tor removal, meaning the murder
of Cowper, Forster or the others, und
did not know of the existence of an Invincible conspiracy until after his arrest in 1883, when he was liberated
from Kilmiiinham on parole, that he
mieht attend the funeral of his nephew
in Paris. Ho met there Justin McCarthy, Quinn and Byrne. He did
not know thai. Byrne had been a
Fenian, nor did bo communicate wilh
Egan iu any way while in Paris. He
did not believo that Egan had supplied
the Invincibles with money from the
funds of the league.
San Francisco, May 1.—Eugene
O. F. Hastings, a pioneer and a well
known lawyer, was run over by a cablo
car Inst night and died from his injuries this morning.
San Fbanoisco, Moy 1.—Advices
from Japan state that there in no
truth in the roport that Judge Denny,
of Oregon, the advisor of the king of
Corea, had received $30,000 from Li
Hung Chang, the Chinese viceroy, to
resign.
Tucson, Ariz., May 1.—The militia
authorities at San Carlos reservation
were notified last night by Capt.
Whitehill, of SilverOity, Mew Mexico,
and George titration, supt. of the Sun
Simon Cattle Co., that a largo band of
hostile Apache Indians had attacked
two miners near the headquarters of
the ranch, 60 miles south of San Simon
station, on Southern Pacifio Railway,
and 125 miles east of Tucson. They
killed a man named Cndy and woundod another man. Cady wns shot
through tho leg. Ho was then placed
over a cooking stove and held thore
until death released him from sudor-
ing. From the trail and number of
horses there soems to be a largo number of Indians ill tho band. They took
ull tho provisions obtainable and blurted toward Mexico, pursued by live
Vanqueros. Capt. Whitohill is tho
sheriff from Silver City and is reliable
He says the news he biings is true.
Much uneasiness is felt along the San
Pedro owing to the general uneasiness
of the Apache J ndiuus on tho reservation, who aro very insolent.
London, May 1,—In special commission to-day Mr. Parnell resumed
the witness Btand and his examination
in chief was completed. Sir Riohard
Webster cross-examined the witness,
who denied that the Clau Na Gael was a
murder society, and insisted that the
Irish World began to oppose him in
May 1882. Mr. Parnell, in answer to
further questions of Sir Richard, denied in most positive terms that he
ever desired to join a fenian organization, or that ho wanted to drive
landlords out of Ireland. His object
was to destroy landlordism, not expel
landlords. He had no idea of using
illegal means for this purpose.
London, May 1.—Lord Dunraven
is dissatisfied wilh the conditions for
the international race. It is probable
that ho will nut allow the Valkyrie to
compete if the cup is to be held subject to the full terms of tho deed of
gift of 1887. Tho Valkyrie is ready
for launching.
London, May l.—OncrosB-oxamin-
ation Mr. Parnell denied that the Irish
World had ever collected money for
the Irish parliamentary party. The
paper, he said, had been hostile to the
Irish party and himself since 1882.
Sir Richard Webster here produced
extracts from the Irish World praising the actions of Mr. Parnell in parliament nfter 1882. Sir Charles Russell produced extracts frnm the same
papor adverse to Mr. Parnell. Mr.
Parnell admitted his nquaintanco with
Mooney but did not know whether he
had contributed to the parliamentary
fund or not, He hud no communication with Patrick Ford since 1881.
Mr. Parnell emphatically denied that
his Irish scheme had ever included a
ouulition with the Feninns. The order
to expel, tbe landlords, he said, was
.certainly alined to destroy landlordism but not to drive individuals from
the country. He had never hod any
idea of resorting to illegal mean., His
testimony throughout denied all knowledge uf any manifestoes counselling
violence, but it was no part of his duty
to exclude any one from the league on
account of their antecedents. On the
contrary, he wanted to include all
Irishmen.
London, May 2.—In the special
commission to-day Sir Richard Webster continued his cross-examination
of Mr. Parnoll, eliciting a number of
positive denials whioh everybody was
expecting, and snme interesting affirmations. The witness declared he
never knew of Nolan, the fenian, until
last year, and said that in the speech
he delivered in the house of oom ions
in 1883, in reply to Mr. Forster, he
repudiated every fenian or dynamiter
who claimed connection with the
league.
The cross-examination of Parnell
continued. Parnoll admitted that
Condon was connected with the Manchester murders. He was chairman
of the reception cominilleo at Washington. Tho witness had always repudiated the dynamite and physical
force parly in America, and denounced
them in the house of commons. He
was not aware that the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette reported verbatim a
speech he made at Cincinnati, in
which he is said to have referred
to the severance of the last link betweon Great Britain and Ireland, or
that the roport was like that in the
Irish World. Parnell admitted
that he hod not found fault
vith the past action of the invincibles,
but he quoted from his speeches and
his manifestoes of 1881 denouncing outrages and unconstitutional acts by
Irishmen.
London, May 2.—On Tuesday last
John Dillon addressed a monster meet
ing at Melbourne. A thousand per
sons subscribed to the Home Rule
fund. Dillon is meeting with great
success on his Australian trip.
Dublin, May 2.—Oapt. Vandeleur
has sued the government for razing
the cottages on his estates from which
the tenants had been evicted by forco.
The buildings were destroyed by the
officers to prevent the tenants from re
occupying them, and this was done in
spite of the opposition of the agent.
Berlin, May 2,-7-The impressive
ceremony of blessing the colors of the
guards took placo at Potsdam to-day.
Among those invited to bo present on
the'occasion wore the American delegates to the Samoan conference.
Dublin, Moy 2.—Tho sentences of
imprisonment passed upon Messrs.
John O'Connor, T. J. Conlon and Mr.
Tanner, all members of parliament,
ond Father Manning, have been confirmed.
The Hague, May 2.—Both chambers of the States General to-day unanimously voted to restore to King
William his power to govern Holland,
which was placed in the hands of a regency while the king waa ill and unable to rule. Cheers followed the announcement of tho chamber's action.
Telegrams felicitating tho king upon
his recovery and restoration have been
sent by most of the rulers of Europe.
The Duke of Nassau will retire from
ihe regency of Luxemburg.
San Antonio, Tex., May 2.—Nows
hits readied here today which confirms
the report of desperate fighting at
Guiihiiyuut'l, Mexico, in which 30 soldiers and jioiicomen and 200 riotors
were killed. Thu troublo anise from
the imprisonment of fivo Jesuit priests
who have been delivering seditious
sermons. The populace endeavored to
secure them, and a fight occurred. Tho
priests oro still in jail.
Keywest, Fla., May 2.—The U. S.
str. Ossiper has just arrived from Hayti
and reports all quiet, there having been
a cessation of hostilities.
San Francisco, April 2.—On the
arrival of the schoonor Carrie A. Lane,
from Baltimore, last night, Capt. F. A.
Dyer swore out warrants for the arrest
of seven of his crew, on charge of insubordination. The seamen were arrested by the marshal and lodged in
the city prison. The sailors state that
after the Bchooner rounded the Horn a
gale was encountered which caused
thom to be on duty three days and
nights. They were conpletely worn
eut and refused to work further unless
the captain consented to turn back.
The sohooner was rounded, but when
fine weather wos again encountered,
the captain again changed his course
and headed for this pott. The accused
seamen claim that they were treated
cruelly by the mate, Thomas E. Moore.
Baltimore, Moy 2.—Tho following
despatch was received from Bremen by
the Baltimore agents of the North
Gorman Lloyd Steamship Co,:   "The
steamer Weser passed Dover at six
o'clock this morning, all well. No
truth in report of yellow fever on
board.   (Signed) Lloyd.
Philadelphia, May 2.—At on early
hour this morning a fuur story stone
building attached to the Catholic college in east Oholton avenue, German-
town, was discovered to be on fire.
Great excitement prevailed among tho
students in the college adjoining, when
it was learned, Two brothers, Ignatius ond Michiul Hillain, were in the
third story of the burning building.
Michiul jumped to the ground but was
so seriously injured by the fall that it
ia thought he will die. Ignatius was
burned to death. Fie tried to follow
his brother's example but the flooring
gave woy under him and he sank inlo
the burning mass. The loss on the
building is not yet known.
Pour Jervis, N. Y., May 2.—An
accident occurred on the Erie Railroad
this morning, whioh may result in the
loss of several lives. An east bound
stock train ran into a caboose of a construction train, completely demolishing
tho car and severely injuring seven
employees. It is thought several will
die. A carload of calves was derailed
and all killed.
New York, Muy 2.—Billy Murray,
of this city, fought Jack Lyman, of
Boston, in Brooklyn this morning, for
a purse of $500 and the 1101b. championship. Murray won in the thir'y-
ninth round. Lyman in the thirty-
seventh round received a terrific blow
on the left eye, blinding him, but he
would not give in till the thirty-ninth
round, when he was km eked out.
Washington, May 2.—The president to day respited, until the 17th
inst., Nelson Cobert, a young negro
sentenced to be hanged here to-morrow
for the murder of one vVenzel, 80 years
of age. The respite is granted to a)
low him to prepare for deuth, as the
motion for a new trial wa» only refused
yesterday.
London, May 2.—The proceedings
of the Samoan Conference in Berlin
are followed with great interest in
England, and nearly all the Loudon
papers contain daily comment nn Iho
matters now being ueliherated at the
German capitul. The Ridioal press is
persistent in its occussatiou that Lord
Salisbury has leanings towards German
interests in the Conference and intimates that the German and English
commissioners seem to work together
inthe conference and ore joindyapposed to the American commissioners.
It is, the Radical papers assert, a grove
blunder to sacrifice American to German interests. England has or ought
to have more in common with the
United States than with Germany.
Washington, May, 3.—Secretory
Blaine was ot the state department
this morning and received Sir Julian
Pauncefote, the new British minister,
who was accompanied by the members
of his legation. Shortly afterwards
the party went to the White house
ond Sir Julian was formally presented
to the president by Secretory Blaine.
Edgerley, La., May 3.—A merchant named Melwick, living at Blair,
shot and killed his wife and two children yesterdsy afternoon. He then set
fire to his house, nnd after waiting until the structure wos thoroughly enveloped in flames, shot and killed himself. The bodies of his wife and children were almost wholly incinerated.
Philadelphia, Pa., May 3—A horse
and coach containing a number of
passengers was struck by a train on the
Pennsylvania Railroad, ot Bridgeport
crossing, this morning. Two were
killed and four badly injured. The
killed aro F. K. Wumroth and James
Finigan. Names of the injnred not
ascertained.
New York, May 3.—Yachtsmen
here generally discredit the story that
the Earl of Dunraven declines to race
the Valkyrie for the American cup. A
letter is due now from the Earl. The
London Times believes tliot there is a
misunderstanding in connecton with
Lord Dunraven's challenge, which
will bo amicably arranged.
New York, May 3.—Following is
among tho Panama advices to-day, via
ss. Newport: Details of a serious riot
in Georgetown, Demerara, beginning
March 10 and lasting 3 days, have
just been received ot Panama. The
immediate cause of the rioting was a
quarrel in the marker between u Portugese nnd a negro, in which the latter wob knocked senseless and is said
to have recoived fatal injuries. The
real cause, however, was an old feud
botween the immigrant Portugese and
the negro population. Curtain reoent
judicial decisions in favor of Portugese
prisoners had inflamed the negroes and
only the slightest spark was needed to
start the mine. This was furnished
by a fracas in the market, and in a few
hours' time Georgetown was a scone of
wild riot and confusion, which might
hove been averted by prompt action of
the officers. A rabble of thousands of
frantic and senseless negroes rushed
through the streets, spreading destruction whenever they encountered
Portugeso or their property. The authorities were paralyzed, and opposed
to tho mob a very inadequate force of
police, special constables, and volunteers, armed only with police batons.
The rioters outnumbered them fifteen
to oue and were armed with stones,
sticks, broken bottles,. cutlasses and
some pistols. The result was deplorable. The oity defenders were overpowered and roughly handled, although
they succeeded in taking three hundred prisoners. The following day
arms wore resorted to and on tho third
day order wus re-established. Voiy
many persons wero seriously wounded
and the hospitals wero filled with victims, a few of whom died. None- ef'
the government forces were killed. The
damage to the city is estimated at over
a hundred thousand dollars.
Fresno, Cal, Moy 3.—Wells, Fargo
& Co. received o despatch from their
agent at Nogales, Ariz., this morning
stating that Robt. Stewart had beeu
arrested there for robbing tho stage
near here, last July, of $8,000 in.
amalgam, which was being carried by
the expresB company. Stewart is oa
his way here in custody nf officers.
San Francisco, May 3.—It is now
believed that David L. Hackott, of the
Napa Journalist, who has been missing
for a week, hos gone to Oregon or
Washington Territory, owing to financial troubles.
The seven seamen of the schooner
Carrie A. Lane, charged by their captain with insubordination, hove beeu
held for trial by tho United States
commissioner.
Los Anoeles. May 3.—Jerry Smith,
the desperado who assaulted a middle
aged woman, on Sunday, lied to his
liouse last night, resisted arrest, und
shot Sheriff Aguirre in the arm. He
wus driven from the house after it had
been set un fire and succeeded in making his escape, but wos captured by
several deputy sheriffs, in a coal house,
at four o'clock this morning. A loaded
revolver and half a hundred cartridges
were found on him.
San Francisco, May 3.—The celebrated Sharon caso was the producer
of another sensation to-day. It come,
up before the supreme oourt for argument on the order of Superior Judge
Sullivan, denying Mrs. Terry a new
trial. During the course of the argument the court asked for the "marriage
contract" alleged to been drawn up bjr
the deceased -Senator Sharon and Mrs.
Terry, then Surah Althco Hill, aud
which was nullified by the federal
court about a year ago. David Terry,
plaintiff's husband, informed tbe cunrfr.
lhat the document could not be produced us it hud been burned by the
Uro at his home in Fresno. The announcement created great surprise.
The argument will be concluded tomorrow.
New York, May 3. -There is. a
prospect of a still further advance- in
the price of sugar. Tho market, for
raw sugars has been strong at the advanced prices that have been charged,,
and late advices from principal shipping ports continues the report of the-
short crops. The banks in Havana
are advancing loans on the crop to- 90
per cent of its value, and this enables-
planters to hold their sugor for higher
prices. The market is satisfactory aa
present, Imt brokers look for bettez-
prices before many days
Berlin, May 3.—The American
commissioners to the Samoan conference have been invited to dine wiUu
the emperor ut Potsdam.
London, May 3 —Madame Dufatix,
daughter of M. Henri Rochefort, whelms gone to France to attend the
funeral of his s< n, who committed*!
suicide at Bone, met her father nt
Dover. Their meeting and subsequent:
interview was extremely touching.
Dublin, May 3.—Conybeare, GladJ
stou-an, M P. for Camborne division
of Cornwall, has been convicted of fio-
luting the Crimes act and sentenced to
threo months imprisonment without
hard lubor. Ho appealed and hast
been liberated on bail.
Vienna, May 3.—The Catholio congress adjuui ued yesterday with cheers-
fur the pope and lhe Kaiser.
Cape Town, South Africa, May 3.—
Campbell, third sou uf the Duke ef
Argyle, died here yesterday.
Denth nf "lllll" BrlBK,.
"Bill" Briggs, a noted faro dealer
of Sun Francisco, died in that city -ft
few days ago. About a quarter of a.
century ago Briggs visited Victoria and
set up his "tiger" at Lovett's Cold Tea
Balnol], then on the corner of Langley
alley and Yates street. Ho cleaned
cut several prominent business men*
and afterwards went to Cariboo, where
ho diminished tho piles of many successful miners. He come to tho coast.
40 years ago and was considered a respectable mun—fora gambler.—(Mmist.
Enormous Panther Killed.
Messrs. H. and C. Pike of Highland
district shot ond killed a panther yeaterday morning which measured eight
feet in length. It is supposed that the
animal destroyed about $400 worth of
property during the year, having killed 47 sheep in the vicinity. The hunters came upon him yesterday morning just os he wos coming around to
look for his breakfast. He was savage
and struck wickedly at tho dogs with
his paw, but finally took to a tree,
where H. Pike sent a bullet through
his brain.—rimes.
"I was suffering," Bays S. S. Shew
felt, of Kingsloy, Mon., "from weakness
and loss of appetite, with a severe headache, and could scarcely walk. My firsl
bottle of Burdock Blood Bitters enabled
me to walk ubout the holise, and wheal
had taken the second bottlo I found myself entirely cured.
Job printing of all kinds neatly done
at the Columbian office. Prices will be
found as low as ot any other office m
the provinoe.— Adv, Weekly British Columbian
Wedacslluy Morning, May 8, 1889.
LQcOlTciEBAniE^
(From Xtat-y Columbian, May 4.)
Sir Leonard Tilley, lieutenant-governor of Now Brunswick, was to leavo
Fredericton about May 1st on u two
mouths trip to tho Pacific const.
The buttery paraded last night at
the dull shed and was put thruugh a
number of movements which wore performed in a very creditable manner.
Kamloops is progressing rapidly in
•more ways than one. To-day throo
insane persons arrived from there for
treatment at the asylum for the insane.
The woman who was sentenced by
Judge Walkem, at Kamloops, to 2
years in penitentiary, arrived by the
Pacific express to-day uud is now under
the warden's charge.
It is currently reported that since
the recent additions to the Salvation
Army, the devil has gono to Nnnaimo
to get clear of the noise. Lucky devil,
that ho can get away.—Fie. Standard.
Mr. Agassiz reports that the young
sockeye salmon turned loose in the
Harrison river some weeks ago, are
thriving nicely. They are to be found
in large schools at any point of the
river where the water is shallow, and
they are os frisky and healthy looking
as young trout.
The body of John H. Kelly, of Chicago, a victim of the Hamilton roil-
way disaster, has been identified. L.
Oratt, a student of the college of physicians, New York, was among the
killed. Jno. A. Murray, a tailor of
Oshawa, Ont., is being inquired for.
Adam Forepaugh's agent is missing.
The str. Irving left for Hope this
morning with a large number of passengers and 80 tons of merchandise.
She will return on Monday in time to
leave on her regular trip. A large
quantity of the freight will go over
Hope mountain into the Similkameen
country, where the supply laid in last
fall is beginning to run short. This is
the first trip of the season to Hope.
Bishop Lemmens is at present engaged in a very worthy work. From
9 o'clock in tho morning till late in
the afternoon he finds a pleasure in instructing a class of young Indians in
a small house situated in the reserve,
in religious and worldly subjects. The
work is purely a labor of love on his
part, and it is gratifying to learn that
he is meeting with success.—Times.
Tho fishing schooner Edward E.
Webster, after a trip of five months,
returned to Seattle on Wednesday
with a catch of 80,000 halibut. The
most of the fish were taken off at
Queen Charlotte islands, where the
Oscar aud Hattie were also engaged in
fiBhintr The Hattie reported a catch
of 60,000 fish. The Webster disposed
of her cargo to Seattle parties at 31,
cents per pound.
Inslalation of Officers.
The following officers of Dominion
Lodge No. 4 I. O. G. T., were installed in their respective chairs lost night:
W. O. T., Sister Nellie Gilley; V. T.,
Bro. Jos. Kelly; Rec. Secty., Bro. W.
O. Loye:Fin. Seoty., Bro: F. H. Meyers; Treas., Bro. J. Latham; Marshall,
Bro. A. E. Mann; I. G. Sister Francis
Miller; Sentinel, Bro. G. Haines;
Chaplain Bro. F. S. Case;Supt.-Juven-
ile Templars, Sister C. Wintermute.
The membership of this lodge Bhows a
total of 81, and the financial condition
is steadily improving.
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Muun'a Cannery.
Munn & Co's. new cannery is now
ready to receive the necessary machinery, which arrived a few days ago ond
was token down to the cannery last
night by the str. Irving. The steamer
also took down a thousand boxes of
tin for Munn & Co. und the can
makers will be put to woik immediately so as to have a good stock un hand
when the run commences. Everything in connection with the building
of the new cannery is progressing
favorably and all that is now required
is a favorable season to repay the enterprise of the energetic proprietors.
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Fishing Boats on tiic I'roser.
Under tho new fisheries law, by
which only 450 fishing boats are allowod on tho Fraser river, tho allotment lo cannerios has been made as
follows: Ewen's cannery, 31; Delta
Canning Co., 24; Wudhuni's cannery,
24; Laidlaw & Co , 24; B. Young, 24;
Wellington Packing Co., 24; Phoenix
oonnery 23; Harlock&Co., 20; Richmond Cunning Co., 20; Bon Accords
Conning Co., 22; Beaver cannery, 18;
Sea Island Canning Co., 18; Oanoe
Pusb Canning Co., 18; Hobson Ss Co,
18; Fraser River Fishory, 20. One
hundred boats have been allowed to
outside fishermen, and of this number
44 have boen licensed up to date,
The Keefer Divorce.
The Keefer divorce caso which will
come up at the next session of parliament, is a complicated affair. Some
seven years ago Mrs. Keefer procured
a divorce in a Buffalo court, her husband making no defense, and subsequently married Mr. Simpson, a well
known civil engineer. Mr. Keefer for
somo time had been in British Columbia eugaged in various public works.
He owus a magnificent mansion, one of
the finest in Niagara district, situated
in Thorold. All tho parties to the
suit are well known throughout the
Niagara peninsula, and it is supposed
that the present suit is brought principally to settle legal complications, and
consequently that little or no defense
will be made to the petition which, in
this instance, is brought by Mr. Hugh
Forbes Keefer himself.
Going Hack on llie "Perfesh-s."
The professional race at Victoria on
tho 24th is off. At a meeting of the
general committee held Wednesday
evening the following resolution was
carried unanimously : Moved by Mr.
J.H. Seeley, Beconded by Mr. 11. P.
Rithet, that the understanding with
Mr. Hamm for a professional nice on
the 24th of May celebration having
been that three other professional
oarsmen were to row here before rowing at any point on the coast north of
San Francisco, and from a telegram
and letter just read from O'Connor
they now intend to row ut Tacoma on
the 18th of May, which would be likely
to seriously detroct from the attraction
which a contest of oarsmen would be;
Resolved, therefore, that the programme arranged at the last meeting
of the committee be amended by omitting therefrom tho professional prize
of $1,000
Unexpected Sockeye Bun.
If every fisherman on the Fraser
river had caught a whale in his net,
he could not have been more surprised
than he was with the results of last
night's fishing. A small run of sock-
eye salmon commenced last night and
every fisherman made excellent
catches. Vianen's boats brought iu
this morning over 400 fish, by far the
largest number since the season opened. To say the fishermen were surprised scarcely expresses their feelings,
the run being so unexpected and unprecedented at this season of the year.
A few sockeyes are annually caught in
the months of May and June, but the
fish are not usually numerous till July.
The fishermen freely expressed lhe
opinion that these fish are some more
of the good work of the hatchery,
otherwise the run wouldtiot have commenced till the usual time. How
long the run will last; and the dimen
skins it will osume, are questions which
excite considerable speculation, and
the results will be watched with keen
interest.
The .llel-iren-Boss Mills,
The directors of the McLaren-Ross
Lumber Co. went up by Bteamer this
morning to the Mclnnes farm, the site
of their new mill, to inspect the ground
and to examine into the practicability
of the proposed plans. In conversation with Mr.D. MacLaren, arepresen-
tative of The Columbian gleaned the
fact that the building of the mills is
now arranged beyond a doubt. The
only hindrance to active operations
commencing immediately is the necessity of having tho plans complete in
every detail so that no useless labor
will be expended. Mr. MacLaren
would not say what the exact capacity
of the mills will be, but intimated that
they would at least equal any iu the
province. A second mill will be built
somewhere up lhe coast, but its location has not yet been ohosen and may
not be for some little time. Mr. MacLaren iB favorably impressed with
Westminster as a business centre, and
considers her situation excellent for
shipping und commercial purposes.
Speaking of British Columbia timber,
bosiiid itcertainly wus inagnificient, and
superior to anything he had ever seen
of its kind, but ho was positive in declaring that the Canadian white pine
was a better all-round marketable lumber. The Messrs. MacLaren will remain in the city till Monday.
Sinco writing the abovo the directors have returned from inspecting the
mill site, and it is understood, on tho
very best authority,that the plans have
been adopted nnd Mr. Kendall has
been instructed to commence work .on
the now mills forthwith. The mill
building will be 455 feut long by 72
feet wide, uud it will be furnished with
the most modern machinery. Mr.
Kendall will commence active operations on Monday.
An Indian Tragedy.
Miss Peters' Concert.
The concert given at the Oddfellows'
Hall last night by Miss Peters and her
pupils, was a complete success in every
way, many present being of the opinion that it was the the beat amateur
entertainment given this season. The
hall was comfortably tilled and the
audience was most appreciative. The
dinging and instrumental selections
were most pleasing in every instance,
and the ladies are to be heartily congratulated on the success they achieved. The stage wss handsomely arranged, and, with the actors, formed
a pretty picture. Miss Peters' worth
aa an instructor was made plainly
manifest last night, and it is to be
hoped the second concert, which is to
be given at Vancouver on Monday
evening, will be patronized as richly
Hits merits deserve.
Near the Honnah mission, a short
timo ago, a deadly tragedy took plaoe,
A stalwart native come into the village and imbibed too freely of hoochi-
noo (Indian whiskey). Walking along
the street he saw a young married girl
with whom he was greatly infatuated.
The girl was afraid to meet him, and,
turning, ran to her house. The man
gave pursuit and gained entrance to
the house. All the inmates escaped
in terror. The desperado boldly continued his hunt for the woman, and
the husband of the woman, with a few
friends, took refuge in his own house
again. The ravishing fiend returned,
and, demanding admittance, battered
in the door with an axe, and as he ontered was shot and instantly killed.
The friends of the dead man met in
counoil, and, according to their custom, demanded a life for his life. The
husband and protector of his wife's
virtue gave himself into the oustody
of his enemies and was unceremoniously killed.—Alaska Free Preu.
LOCAL AND JjMERAL NEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, May 6.)
A lone and despondent drunk was
fined $1 and costs nt the police court
this morning.
Richards, Hoywood & Macintosh
sold suburban property to-day to the
value of $11,800.
A generous contribution of $10 to
the Van Luven fund was received today.   The fund now aggregates $50.
The hay crop on the Delta never
looked more promising than it does at
present. Grain crops are a little backward owing to tho numerous rains of
late.
The diums for the Rifles Band have
arrived and will be served out to-morrow night to the bandsmen. The first
march out with the new band will be
on Thursday evening.
The semi-annual examinations of
applicants for entrance tothohighscliool
will commence in the central school,
in this city, on Wednesday, May 27th,
at 1 p. m.   See notice.
An addition to the Central hotel,
opened a few days ago, will bo commenced this week, which when completed will add a large number of
rooms to the present accomodation.
During tho time occupied in making
the additions and impruvements to the
provincial asylum for the insane a large
numbor of the inmates of the institution will be removed tb qnarters in
the provincial gaol.
Tho Nanaimo Courier, which recently enlarged its doily issue, has commenced the publication of on eight-
page and very readable weekly. Our
not yet six-months old cotemporary
displays a commendable amount of
enterprise, which should win it success.
Ripo strawberries on May Oth is
well worth noting. The children wero
busy feasting on them at noon today
in the school yard, and one young lndy
had the goodness to present one of the
luscious berries tu a representative of
The Columbian who happened to bo
passing ut the time.
On Friday evening, May 17th, Mr.
L. O. Armstrong (Max O'Neil), will
deliver a lecturo entitled "From
Europe to Asia, through Canada," illustrated with the stercopticon. The
leoture will be given under the auspices
of the Y. M. C. A., and will be held in
the Oddfellows' Hall.
The Colonis* says the Abyssinian
lay an hour and a quarter off Victorin,
the 3'inics ssys hnll nn hour, and both
think it a great shame that she did not
lond mails nnd passengers there. Bo-
fore discussing the latter subject, it
would be well for the two papers to
fight out the exact length of the vessel's stay.
The police court this morning was
crowded with almond-eyed celestials,
who all seemed to take a deep interest
in the assault case, Ah Shun vs Quong
Hiug. Ah Shun, the assaulted party,
had his fnco almost covered with black
gum, which application did not. add
perceptibly to his natural beauty,
though it served to bring out its many
detects in a most striking manner.
After taking Mr. Austin's evidence the
case was adjourned till tomorrow.
Messrs. Gilley Bros, proprietors of
the Transfer Stables, have now the
best stocked stables on the Mainland.
They have lately added two coil spring
buggies and a handsome phaeton, to
their stock, the latter having boen
manufactured by Messrs. Reid &
Ourrie, of this city. The stables contain 17 carriage ond saddle horses, and
on Saturday a very handsome pair of
blacks were purchased, which promise
to outstep anything in horseflesh in
the city.
Helta Municipal Election.
A special despatch from Ladners
gives the following ns the result of the
municipal nominations to-day : For
reeve, John Kirkland, by acclamation;
candidates for councillors for Ward 1,
T. E. Lddner and H. Trim; Ward 2,
Thos. McNeely and Win. Arthur;
Ward 3, Wm. Pybus; Wnrd 4, Wm.
Tasker; Ward 5, John Oliver by acclamation.   Election Thursdny next.
The 8. g. Idaho.
The Columbian, received a despatch
to-day from Mr. B. Campbell, manager
of the Oregon Railway and Navigation
Company, Portland, stating that the
Bteamer Idaho will sail for Westmin
ster en May 10th. Tho Idoho wob
billed to sail ou May 2nd, but was un
avoidably delayed. For freight rates
application ahould bo made to Mr.
Campbell or to the purser on board.
The Idaho may be expected about the
13th inst.
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Ri-ported Favorably*
Private information has been received from Seattle to the effect that
MesBrs. Hewitt and Lombard, who
have lately inspected the entire line of
the Southern Railway, from Westminster to Seattle, have reported
favorably on the project to the syndicate which purposes to purchase $3,-
600,000 worth of the railway bonds.
This news, if substantiated later on,
and there is every reason to believe
that it will be, is of much importance
to Weitminster.
-ireslntuter—Liverpool.
A gentleman named Baker representing a large shipping firm in England,
is in the eity at present for the purpose of ascertaining the odviiiability
of establishing a regular line of clipper
ships between Westminster and Liverpool direct. Mr. Baker interviewed a
number of the leading salmon packers
to-day, who all promised to patronize
the line ahould it be established. Mr.
Baker seems to think the inducements
offered and the bright outlook generally will result in the establishment of
the line.
The Hi.eLaren.Rosi Mills.
The MacLaren-RosB Mills have an
energetic manager in the person of Mr.
Kendall. This gentleman has entered
upon his duties with un energy nnd
vim which promises a speedy realization of the general wish concerning
this now industry. The contract for
building the wharves for the. company
lniB already been let to Mr. D. A.
MacDonald, and the pile driver will
go up to-morrow morning and work
will be immediately commenced. Tho
wharfage room will be largo, and
ample for the accomodation of several
vessels. About 2000 piles will bo
used in the construction of the wharves
at present under contract. All other
matters in connection with the erection of tho mills ore being arranged
with the utmost possible speed.
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The Olllclal Programme.
Tho following is the official programme for the Queen's birthday cole
bration on May 24th and 25th, as do
cided upon Friday evening at a gener
al committeo meeting in Victoria. The
detailed programme, containing prizes,
etc., will be distributed in a few days.
first day.
Baseball match—Viotoria v. Seattle,
0 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Sailing mutch—Same hour from
Outer wharf.
Horse racing—11 a.m. tc 1:30 p.m.,
at Victoria Driving Park.
Bicycle races—11:30 n.m. to 12:30
p.m.
Regatta—2 p.m.
SECOND DAY.
Lacrosse match—Victoria v. Vancouver, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Horse racing at Victoria Driving
Park, 11 a.m. to 1.30. p.m.
Athletic sports (including an exhibition by E. W. Johnston, the celebrated Canadian athlete;, 0:30 a.m. to 12
m.
Sham Battle—2 p.m.
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Aikiiinil Heeling of tins c'mnpiiiiy.
The shareholders of the New Westminster Gos Company met in general
meeting this morning at the Gus works
at 10 o'clock, with James Cunningham,
president, in the chair. Present B.
Douglas, Jno. Hendry, H. Elliott, A,
G, h. Milne, T. J. Trapp, L. Guichon
P. Smytho nnd D. Morris, secretnry-
treusuror und munnger. The mannger
rend ihe report of the year's work,
showing a good increase in consumption und receipts. The compnny has
spent upwards of $5,000 in extension
and improvements during the past
yesr, all of which shows very satisfactorily. Aid. Reid, chairman of
the light oominittee of the city
oouncil, waited opon the company with regard to tho lighting
question, and was assured the company wob using its hest efforts to give
the utmost satisfaction in fulfilling all
its contracts, lt was also proved that
the statement of the lumps boing put
out at 1 o'clock in the morning was
incorrect in itself. The directorate
having retired, wore declared eligible
for re-election, nnd wero uiiniiininusly
elected, as follows : James Cunningham, president; Henry Elliott, vice-
president; John Hendry, B. Douglas,
and A. G. L. Milne, Victoria. David
Morris was re-appointed soc.-treus. and
manager for the year; and Alfred
Smithers, auditor. A vote of thanks
to the directors and manager was
passed, after which tho meeting adjourned end the works and plant were
inspected.
Maple Hldgr Moles.
Correspondence of the Columblnn.
Tho drama of "The Lusi Loaf" was
played in the school-house on the
evening of the 29th ult., by the Union
DramaticClub. Asthiswasthefirstoccu-
sionfor those composing the club to appear on the stage, much speculation was
rife among gossips and connoisseurs of
the locality as to the probable failure
and collapse of tho play in their hands.
Notwithstanding theso forbodings a
large and respectable number of people turned out to hear and see for
themaelveB. The ordor wss perfect.
The rendition of the play was received
as each acted his or her part, with
rounds of applause, and tho delighted
audience, individually and collectively,
expressed themselves not only woll
pleased but surprised st the excellent
manner in which each iimulour rendered his or her part. Following is tho
cast of characters: Mark Ashton, P.
Murray; Mra. Katu Ashton, M'bb Minnie Irving; Lilly Ashton, MisB Belle
Armstrong; Patty Jones, MisB Mabel
Beckett; CalebHuuson, JamesFrnsor;
Harry Hanson, Thos. Honry; Tom tho
Chump, Sydney IJumsby; Dick Bustle,
Hugh McKay; uchestra Messrs. Sinclair, Neilson und Hninmerton. At
the close a unanimous vote of thanks
was tendered Mr. and Mrs. Beckett of
Fort Haney for the kindness shown by
them in granting the use of their house
for the rehearsals of the play. The
character of this drama is striotly
moral, wealth and intoxicating liquors,
powerful sb they sre in their tendencies to deoide the destinies of men, are
often frustrated, and the net which the
most wily prepares and sets for hia
fellowman often recoils on himself.
These points are amply brought out in
"The Last Loaf." As por invitation
the club will play this drama on Monday erening 13at inst, in the Haney
school-house. The proceeds to be applied to the purchase of school prizes.
The Paoifio Coast Photographer and
Viewing Company are doing a rushing
business at Port Hammond. The work
done by them is of an excellent oharaoter, and consequently the patronage
extended to them necessitates their re
maining at Hammond at least tno
weeks longer than thoy anticipated,
They will go to OhiUiwaok next.
The nostmnstor at Hammond has
been advised by the postmaster-general that it ia tno intention of the do
partment to opon a branch of tho
Postofflce Savings Bank at Port Hammond ln a few days.
THE CHURCHES.
Summaries of City   Sermons Spoken
Yesterday.
st. Paul's church.
At the Refurmed Episcopal church
last evening, Rev. Thomas Haddon
preached from Phillipiaus 1st chap.,
part of 27 ond 28 vs.- "Stand fast in
one spirit, with one mind, striving together for the faith of the gospel; and
in nothing terrified by your adversaries'—and spoke ns follows: The bible opens with two of tho most important facts evor communicated to the
human race, God and His creation;
these wero not discovered, but revealed. In the conclusion of the 1st
chapter of Genesis, God, reviewing His
work, gives to His peoplo for all time
the impress that it was very good;
there was peace and plenty in Eden,
but that soon changed wheu sin entered; tho conflict began and hns been
going on evor sinco. Tho fall of Adam
and Eve is doubted by some, but tho
facts of human history confirm it, nnd
the difference is apparent: in the constant struggle for human and animal
existence. This world is not fitted for
our existence in un unending future,
but is a training place to prepare us
for another and better place. Meu
ever since tho full have been on fighting bent; look at the old testament, and
see how they fought, and ih modern
times it has been ono continued struggle—battle upon battle—nations baptized in blood—and the national revenues are still voted to provide forcon-
structing the most destructive weapons
of warfare. Then what a mental strife
not only in politics, but in theology;
the object of the gospel was to create
peace, but in working out tho end the
strife is great; but the peace spoken
of by Paul was the peace of death;
Pnul looked upon life as n struggle,
hence he used military terms, and
just as he. is going to meet Nero's host
he calmly declares "I have fought a
good fight; I have kept tho faith,"
and here, us in other places, he views
the earthly career as a continual fight.
Paul had many adversaries, and to-day
they are found just as numerous, in
nil localities and amongst all peoples;
some with learning, ability, and away
up iu society, coming forth with great
swelling words of vanity. Our spiritual adversaries stand arrayed against
us. Christ says to all Christian workers: "CitizeiiB, I am your king; you
are My people; there are your adver-
suiies; on to the fight!" Unity is
necessarily important in every undertaking, and nu real success can ever
accrue, whether in the army,
tho government or the church,
without it. I do not mean there
should not bo a division of
forces, but that there should be no
division of loyalty. The church is divided into separate organizations, but
all have the same end in view, and are
loyal to their sovereign, and have one
purpose, and that, to defend the King
and His people; different modes, but
all tend to aud aro united in maintaining and upholding the right and loyalty to Christ, and it is this unity the
world needs to-day. When loyalty is
fixed on any particular section or
church, more thun on Christ nr His
word, it is u sin, and oneness of spirit
nnd unity with God nre lost. Often
we find in divisions n seeming unity
and vice «r.«i: the Protestant church,
though seemingly divided, is united on
tho fundamental principles of the bible.
The great object of Christ's coming
was to free mun, to elevate him, hence
the necessity of churches nnd people to
labor togethor to that end, with thorough earnestness, Btriving together,
nothing terrified, but with humble
boldness, thnt carrieB o.-er every obstacle, that leads on to successful issue.
As lhe tree was planted, it is your
duty to stand by it, and uphold that
which hns beon founded and hns since
been watered with bloud. Be strong,
God will supply the strength if we
trust him. Let us cultivate unity, and
show a bold front against sin in every
form, and may God help those who
have not yet attained, to enter into
the liberty of the gospel to-night, help
you to leave the enemy's camp and
become followers of Christ, and he will
ultimately raise you up to His throne.
ST. ANDREWS CHURCH.
Rev, Thos. Scouler preached last
eyeuing from the following text: Hebrews 9c. 27v.—"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment,"—and spoko as
follows: In speaking of this very
solemn subject I would seek to be
guided, not by tho wild speculations of
imagination or of philosophy, but by
the touching of scripture alone. The
subject is too momentous to be trifled
with. Tu tho law nnd the testimony
we shall go in considering it. "It is
appointed unto men once to die; after
this judgment." No mun can shut his
eyes to tho fuct that the dust Bhall return to the dust and the ashes to ashes.
What manner of man is it that liveth
and shall not see death. Almost every
week and every day we aro reminded
of this sad fact by the removal of ouo
and another of our friends and acquaintances. During the last few weeks
we have had this truth foroibly impressed upon ns. We have seen the
aged takon to the house appointed
for all living. We have seen the father
taken; now it is the mother; and one
who was with us within these walls
last Sabbath evening, when we were
met for worship, has been laid to rest.
Surely the praotical lesson is that we
should seek to be ready. No man cau
count upon the three score years and
ten. To-day we may be in health and
strength, and to-morrow cold in death.
How many live as if they would never
die. At least they seem to make no
preparation for death. They are faith
ful and dilligont about their ordinary
duties; but, oh, remember to make
some preparation for your soul, to lay
up for yourselves treaiure in heaven;
neglect not thoso higher duties that
are incumbent upon you. Who oan
tell when the master shall call" Happy
are thoae that aro prepared to meot
the Judgo of all tho earth. After
death, the judgment.   When we pats
away by death from this  scene  thei
judgment takes  place, so far as out
future condition or state of  existenci
is concerned.   As the tree  falls soil
lies.   He that ia holy  shall  be  hob
still; ho that is filthy shall  befilthi
still;   he that is • righteous  shall  bi
righteous still.   Whilst it is clear tha
judgment shall take place at the  en<
of the world, it is also  clear that wi
enter upon a  state  of  rewards  am
punishments ot death.   The scripture
do not teach that there is  a  state  o
probation  after  death.   Nn, no; th
soul either blooms m immortal life, or
sad to state,   is  lost  for  evor.   Th
scriptures do not hold out any hope o
probation after death. He who is hon
once, dies twice, and he who has bee:
born twice, dies  once.   Johu speak
and tells us:   He saw heaven opened
"and behold a great   multitude whio
no man could number."   He was told
"These are they which came up uut c
great tribulation and have washed thei
robes and made  them white in  th
blood of the lamb."   We are  taugl
by our Lord that when the bouI leavi
the body it immediately passes  awn
into life or death, into heaven or hel
The case of Lazarus and Dives is  a
illustration of  this.    We seo,  thoi
that when man passes away  from th
earth his eternal state  is fixed,    -fl
are taught throughout the whole of ll
scriptures that  Chriat  shall bo  tl
judge of the quick and   the  dead, fi
the father  both   appointed   Him  i
judgo of all.   There is Burely fitness
this, because He is God and man.   A
the powers and attributes of  divini
are needed in Him who shall judge tl
world.   There is fitness, also, in   H
humanity;   He took our nature opi
Him in order that He might   be  ab
to understand   our   trials  nnd  Byi
palhize with   us.   Ho   has  seen  t!
almost superhuman efforts   that  B
people  havo   put   forth  in  battlii
against sin.    Whilst this is a  solen
fact, that after doath comes judgmei
it is not calculated to alarm His peop
They know their  Savior, they hu
heard from His lips-.    "Thy  Bins n
forgiven thee," and those other won
"I have blotted out thy transgressio
as a cloud, and thine   iniquities  as
thick cloud."   They have been call
to sit  down with  Him   in  heavet
places. But there is another class tl
dread judgment, and the judge abt
all things.   They  are   the  ungocl
those  who  know   not Christ.    'I
speaker concluded:   Are you living
that when you aro called into His pr
ence you may be ablo to render  yi
account with joy, and not with gri
God help us all to live us we shall w
we had when we come to die.
Messrs. C. C. Richards k Co.
Gents,—Having used MINAR
LINIMENT for soveral years in
stable, I attest to its being tho best tb
I know of for horse flesh. In the fam
wo bavo used it for ovory purpose th
liniment is adapted for, it being rec
mended to us by the lute Dr, J. I.
Webster. Personally I find it tho ]
allayer of neuralgic pain I have ever ii:
B. Titus,
Proprietor Yarmouth Livery Sta
fc-TOTXClE.
LORENZO LERTORA, Deceased.
ALL PERSONS having any oil
against the estate of Lorenzo Ler
formerly of the Fountain, near Llll
deceased, nro hereby required tosei
the particulars of their claims to Ql
Piaggio, of Happy Valley, Metch
District, or lo Nicola Bonini, ol the K
tain, Llllooet, the Executors of the w
the will of the said deceasod, on or b
the 1st day of July next.
Dated BUIIi April, 1880.
dwrny4ml GILLIO PIAGG
2*totic:b.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN 1
I intend to apply to the Chief
mlsstoner of Lands and Works to
chase the following described lnnd, v
Tho north-enst Y, of Bectlon 28,1
ship 4, commencing at a stake pine
the northeast corner of snld lot, tl
west 40 chains, thenoe south 40 ot
tbence enst 40 obalns, thence nor
chnlns, to the pointof commencei
containing one hundred and sixty
acres, moro or less.	
THOS. HADD
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VHJBTOia.Kr.. NswYrj Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Horning, May 8, mso.
I.
It-
Spring Assizes.
(Mr. Justice McCreight Presiding.)
Wednesday, May 1,
His lordship entered the court at
11 o'clock a.  m, and  was received
with the usual honors.
The roll of petit jurors  was called.
I     The following gentlemen,  comprising the grand jury were then called:
W. F. Allen,  W.  H.  Burr, Robert
Couth, Geo. R. Gordon, J. W. Horne,
?. H. 0. Bell-Irving,  John Kirkland,
| H, A. Mellow, J. W.  McFarland, H.
"1: R. MoOraney, I. Oppenheimer, Adam
r Parker,  0.   D.  Rand, M.  Sinclair,
V Thos. Stephenson, Fred. G.  Strick-
9 land.
The grand jurors took their seats
|| and chose Mr. Oppenheimer foreman.
V. After the grand jurors were sworn his
Kit lordship remarked that thero were
K" only six cases at this assize and only
|>1 one that is of a very serious nature.
™ In the case of Chu Chu charged with
cutting and wounding one Ah Hon,
... you will have no difficulty in finding a
l|( true bill.
|    The next case is that of McNeill
:. charged with  uttering forged notes.
,'J Evidence will be produced to show
fe that there was guilty knowledge on the
Xiipart  of  the  accused.   The  case  of
f, Michael Hanley for forging a $5 bauk
[if'note at Vancouver was a similar one
[and    called    for   serious   consider-
jtjation.   We do not want forged notes
JPhere.
"' The next case is that of Sprouster
'charged with larceny at Port Moody.
j?' When you have disposed of those four
"'cases those of you who belong to Van-
I'couer can go home if you wish, but
i' eome back on the morning train on
jj; Friday to consider the cases of Sulli-
jj.van and Langis.
ijL The court then adjourned for half
T'an hour.   At 2 o'clock tho court re-
^assembled and the grand jury entered
the court room and presented a true
I bill in eaoh of the above named cases.
Sprouster was then  placed  in   the
(dook.   He pleaded guilty and was refunded for sentence.
The case of Michael Hanley, charged with forgery was then called,
|   Mr. McColl (Corbould & McOoll)
I appeared for the prosecution and  T.
C. Atkinson appeared for the defense,
j'  Lewia Moris, proprietor of the Glad
stone inn, sworn: I got the bill  produced from the prisoner at the bur;
il gave the bill to the chief of the Vancouver police; ic was about C o'clock
tin the evening when he passed the bill;
I', -.hero was only one light burning; there
mas another man with the prisoner;
f hey only remained 5 or 6 minutes; I
lo net recollect receiving a $5 bill the
llay before; the bill has changed very
Touch in colour; I am satisfied thnt the
'prisoner is the man who passed off the
.iill in question; I never saw either of
I'heso men before that time; I saw
|prisoner 5 or fl days afterwards.
:- To a juror: It was a stout man with
: vhite beard who was with the prisoner
lilt my house,
Ba W. Falding sworn: I reoeived that
. ,16 bill from the clerk of the police
,,, ourtat Vancouver; he marked the
bill.
J Mrs. Franks aworn;I keep nstore at
. ,'ancouver; tho prisoner came into
(liy store on the 12th of March and
.'.-ought a pocket book; he gave me the
ij'ill produced; I showed the bill to my
I'usband; he told me the bill was not
viioney; he gavo it to the chief of
jiplice; it wub twilight when he came
Jlto my store; he took the bill out of
K big pocket book; the bill was colour-
la little; the police brought the seised to my store about 11 o'clock at
jight, in order that I might afterwards
j able to identify him.
'Mr. McColl, in cross-examination,
'.oduced a pocket book nnd asked wit-
,:ss if that waB the book out of which
»>a accused took the bill in question,
i''Which she replied, "It is."
ttyZed Franks sworn; I received tho
fcl produced from my wife; I gave it
'j'i'the chief of police about fifteen min-
y ib afterwards; 1 am satisfied that the
•11 produced is the bill I gave the
lflico.
!||3. D. Brymner, agent Bank of
.''lmtreei, sworn, said: The bills proved are not genuine,
iii. 0. Dockerill, accountant of the
' nk of, British Columbia, also denied
ur genuineness.
3/ohn MoLaron of the Vancouver
.lice force, sworn: I arrested the
jfsoner on the 12th of March; 1 found
Wain chemicals in his possession
Rich I here produce; a man named
ffi tion pointed out prisoner to me, I
X conversation with him with res-
'If, to the money; I took him to Mrs.
'• nks1 to see if she would identify
if/; she recognised his pipe and his
vkot book before she did the man;
tartly searched his trunk on that
- Jt; I found these chemicals which I
[.' doce, and I found also a false
(Jskcr.
ijnhn Watson, sworn, said; I saw
(-}■ prisoner previous to meeting
^ in Franks' store; some time in
Joh; he passed a $6 bill; I gave
I'jenco in this case at the police
r-'t at Vancouver; tho $5 bill was
tfiuaed there, and I recognised it as
'■: ine passed off on Mrs, Franks.
' 'osos Gibson, sworn : I know the
|* aed; I have known him for nearly
• '.years; I keep a hotel; the accused
Ml at my hotel; he and I had suppor
^|.her ou the 3rd of March; it was
|t 6.15 o'clock; after tea tho accused
a walk out and returned about
fei'olock.
! McColl: I keep a medium class
i;Iwss on trial in the police
I at Vancouver for a oriminal
:o; 1 was found guilty of selling
toy to Indians; the accused lived
f house about five months; he is a
ntor by trade; ho boro a good
cter in the east; I knew him for a
ler of years beforo he oame to
Ih Columbia.
|s concluded the evidence in the
;er a brief addross by Mr. Atkin*
son, his lordship charged the jury at
some length. He remarked that forgery did not merely consist in putting
another man's name to a document,
but in endeavoring to give the appearance of truth to mere deceit and falsehood. "The first thing for you to do
in this case is (o enquire if this is a
genuine bill 1 If it is not a genuine
bill, did the accused utter it with a
guilty knowledge ° In all these cases
there are concomitant and surrounding
circumstances that muat be taken into
account. There is nothing strange
about a man calling at a hotel about
dusk and asking for n glass of liquor
and then asking to change a $5 bill,
but under certain circumstancea it
might have important significance. If
the accused had a guilty knowledge of
this bill he might suppose that he
would be more successful in passing it
off at that hour of the day."
The jury retired and in about two
and a half hours returned with a verdict of guilty. The prisoner was then
remanded for sentence and the court
udjourned until Thursday morning at
11 o'clock,
Thursday, May 2.
The court re-assembled at 10 o'clock,
The names of the petit jurors were
called.
J. R. McNeill, charged with uttering
forged bank notes, was placed in the
dock.   He pleaded not guilty,
Mr. McColl appeared fcr the prosecution and Mr. Atkinson and Mr.
Townley for the defence.
Garret Moore sworn: I lived at
Langley before I came here about a
month ago; am a carpenter; I remember the day we were playing a game of
cards in King & Keery's hotel; we
played along until about 2 o'clock in
the morning; McNeill was not playing
cards; he was attending bar; Walter
asked McNeill for a $5 bill; prisoner
beckoned Walter Moore to the bar;
Moore thon went to the card table and
put down the $5 bill and asked me
to change it; he came in after a few-
moments with another $5 bill and asked to change it; I gave him good money
for it; I paid no particular attention
to the character of the bills at the
timo; I said when I received the first
bill that I did not think that it was
good; he replied that he wbb not the
man tliat could not make that amount
good; I called McNeil to the curd
table and asked him if the bills he
gave Walter Moore were good; he gave
me no satisfactory reply; I mot McNeill again before going to bed; he
said that the bills wore not good; that
he got them up town and he was
afraid that he would get into trouble
about them; he said that he got the
bills from Walter Moore; I went next
morning about 6:30 and asked him to
come down that I wished to see him;
I Baid to him that if ho did not lodk
after McNeill I would look after him.
Cross-examined by Mr. Atkinson:—
We played cards on soveral occasions;
I do not remember any other occasions
in particular; wo began to play cards
on 22nd March about 4 o'clock in the
afternoon; the name of the game is
"stud poker;" I do not remember the
time of the day that I first saw McNeill; 1 am sure I saw him at 4 o'clock
p.m.; there were several others in the
room besides those who were engaged
playing cards; the table on which we
wero playing stood at a distance of about
14 feet from the bar; the game we
were playing is sometimes called
"whiskey poker;" Walter Moore did
not seem to have any money except
what he received from McNeill; McNeill took the bill from a pocket on
his right side, inside his vest; I did
not seo where Waltor Moore got the
second bill.
The court ruled that the witness
need not answer that question; a charge
amounted to nothing, but if the prisoner was convicted on any oharge he
might be compelled to answer a question respecting the said charge.
Mr. W. H. Falding, registrar of the
court deposed; The bills in question
have not been tampered with since I
took possession of them, but they have
faded some since.
Mr. Moresby was the next witness.
He deposed: I received the bills from
Constable Pearce and handed them
over to Mr. Falding.
A juror named Irving who was not
present yesterday when the roll was
called was asked to account for his
absence. Ho explained that he hud no
intention to trent the court with contempt, but hud simply forgotten Iho
dato of tho assizes. His lordship said
ns this was his first offence nnd probably an unintentional one tho court
would deal with him as lightly as possiblo. Mr. Irving was then dismissed
on paying the costs in the case, which
amounted to $6.00.
Walter Mooro, sworn, aaid : Shortly
after McNeill gave me the bill ho
came in and beckoned to me to go out
to the bar; I went out; he gavo me
another $5 bill; I lost the proceeds of
the first bill and a portion of the proceeds of tho socond bill; I had about
$9 of my own money whon I began to
play; Garret Moore told mo that the
two bills I got from McNeill wore not
good; 1 was arrested in connection
with this case; when I was changing
the second bill, Garret Moore asked
me if the bills wero good; I said that I
was good for the amount.
Cross-examined: 1 was tending bar
about 30 minutes; McNeill asked mo
if I could play poker; I said I could;
McNeill then said he would stake mo;
he put his hand in his pocket and
brought out a roll of bills und gave me
the $5 bill and put tho rest back in his
pocket; Igavethobill to Garret Moore;
tho two bills I received from McNeill
I changed with Garret Moore. Garret
Moore said to me that he would give
a certain timo to settle the matter; I
replied "how can it be settled;" ho
said something about $100; I cannot
swear whether he said it would cost
$100 or that ho said ho would settle
the mattor for $100,
Mr. Moresby, sworn: I think ib wns
about tho 23rd of Maroh that I arrested the prisonor; he was chown ono
noto; he said ho received it from a
party in Toronto.
Constablo Pearce, sworn: I know
Garret Moore; I got one bill from him;
I gavo it to Mr. Moresby; I was present at the time McNeill was searched;
he said he got the bills from a man in
Toronto; the notes woro hero produced; I recognize the notes produced
as the same taken from the  prisoner.
Alexander Morrison, sworn: I know
Garret Moore and was present when
the game of cards was played; Walter
Moore passed something to Garret
Moore and tho latter Baid it was not
good.
John Uren, a photographer, ou
being sworn, was shown the bills. He
said he believed them to have boen
photographed, and he could produce
bills very nearly like them by the process of photographing.
Simeon Huff, sworn: I have known
the prisoner for the past 13 years and
before he came to this provinco; he re-
Bided at a town named Madoc; he kept
a hotol in Viotoria; I was in his employ there.
The witnesses for the defense wero
then called.
Robt. Keery sworn: I am a partner
in the Eickhoff houso; I remember the
evening of the 21st of Maroh; asked
McNeill to attond bar for me; I know
the position in which the table stood;
if McNeill was standing close to the
bar he could not seo Moore when sitting at the card table; Garret Moore
lived in the houso about one month;
he said that he would attend bar for
mo and play cards to rope the boys in;
told him I did not want any man to
play cards in my house for money.
Thoa. Levi, sworn, said he had
known Garret Moore about 3 years but
knew nothing of his character.
His lordship remarked that the best
character a man can have is to have
none at all.
Murdock McLean swore, he had
known McNeill 13 years, and knew
nothing wrong of him.
A. Hill, C.E., testified he had
known Garret Moore for 3 years, and
thought he had always borne a good
character.
The jurors, having recoived permission from the judge, visited the Eickhoff
house for the purposo of ascertaining
moro fully the relative positions of the
bar-counter, billiard and other tables
therein at which the trouble arose.
His lordship remarked that he would
not allow any evidence to be taken
there; the business of the court would
havo to be conducted in the court
room and not in a saloon.
The jurors left and in about a
quarter of an hour returned and the
court resumed.
Tho evidence being now all taken,
Mr. Atkinson addressed the jury at
some length, making a strong appeal
iu defence of the accused.
The prisoner on being asked by tho
court if he ihad- anything to Bay in his
own behalf, with respect to the charge,
pleaded innoconce and remarked that
he was in mistake when lie said that
he received those bills in question from
a party in Toronto; he should have
Baid Victoria instead of Toronto.
Mr. McColl for the prosecution,
then addressed the jury and discharged
his duty iniu faithful and able manner.
His lordship in dhorging the
jury summed up tho evidence in a most
careful manner. lie said that the
testimony of Mr. Brymner and others
proved beyond a doubt that the uotes
were not genuine. In the first place
he said, you are to enquire, did the accused pass off those notes, and if you
find tbat he did you are then to Inquire
did he do it with a guilty knowledge.
The charge is a very serious one, and
if you are satisfied beyond a reasonable
doubt that he passed those counterfeit
bank notes with a guilty knowledge,
your duty is perfectly dear.
Tho jury then retired and returned
in about twenty minutes with a verdict of guilty. 	
Friday, May 2.
His lordship entered the court at
1.15 o'clock.
The grand jury entered and presented a true bill in the case of Henry
Juillot, charged with robbery with violence.
Regina rs Juillot, for robbery with
violence.   Prisoner pleaded not guilty.
Mr. Atkinson appeared for the defense, and asked for nn adjournment
on the grounds that he had expected
the plea of "guilty to common assault"
would have keen accepted by tho
crown prosecutor, and the six witnesses
for the defense wore not present,
Mr. McColl, crown prosecutor, withdrew his objection, nnd the plea uf
"guilty of common assault" was allowed,
His lordship iinnuunood thut ho
would deliver sentence, on the prisoners already tried, to-morrow ut 11
o'clock a, m.
Regina vs Chuchu, charged with cutting and wounding, adjourned till
next assize.
Regina vs Ward, charged with larceny, adjourned till next assize.
The court adjourned for half an hour
to allow the grand jury to consider the
case, Itegina vs Langis and Sullivan,
for abortion.
When the grand jury returned, a
true bill wns presented in both  cases.
Tho court wns thon adjourned till
Thursday 16th inst., whon tho cases
come up for trial.
Saturday, May ',
His lordship took the benoh at 11
o'clock to pronounce sontence on tho
prisoners convicted,
James L. Sprouster, convicted of
larceny, asked that sentence be deferred as ho hud a witness as to character
who would arrivo by Tuesday's train.
Remanded till Wednesday, May Sth.
Michael Hanley, convicted of uttering forged notos.
Mr. Atkinson, on behalf of the
prisoner naked for a remand till certain loiters of oharactor wero recoived
from Vancouvor.
Requost granted and sentence deferred till May Sth.
J. R. McNeill, convicted of uttering
forged notes.
Mr. Atkinson appeared for the prisoner and stated that he, personally,
knew a number of people who could
givo evidence as to McNeill's character,
and he would ask a remand till they
could bo produced in court.
Remanded till May 8th.
Henry Juillot, convicted of assault,
was remanded till May 8th for sentence.
Tho court then adjourned till May
8th.       	
Rich Strike at Kootenay.
The latest news from Kootenay lake
speaks of the now strike in the No. 1
mine as being larger and richer than
waa at first supposed. It is impossible
to toll tho extent of the ore body. As
tho incline penetrates the mountain it
increases in size, until now, it is said,
they havo oro under and over tho
drive, and on each side. It has been
found 15 feet through at one place,
This oro goes up in the hundreds of
ounces of silver to the ton. Tho No. 1
now bids fair to eclipse the Hall's
mine at Toad Mountain.— Spokane Re-
Muir vs. (.'. P.R.
In tho supreme court at Victorin on
Wednesday, before the Chief Justico
and Justices Crease and Gray, the
case of Muir vs. the Canadian Pacific
Railway was taken up. This was an
appeal from a judgement of Mr. Justice
McCreight in favor of Muir, at Van
couvcr, in an notion brought by J. N
Muir against the railwny company for
damages for not checking his baggage
on demand on a ticket fin.in Vancouver
to Now York. A preliminary objection was taken to the appeal being
heard, und, after argument, the court
adjourned for ono week to enable the
appellants (the railway company) to
produce affidavits in answer to certain
affidavits used by the respondent, Mr.
Drake, Q. 0., and Mr. Helmcken for
appellant; Mr. W. J. Taylor (Eberts
& Tnylor) for respondent,
Rnllrond Notes.
Messrs. Lombard, Hewitt, nnd other
members uf the Oanfield party, who
have been examining the Bellingham
bay railroad, left for Snohomish yesterday to look into the timber resources
in that vicinity.
It was learnod yesterday tliat there
will be no trouble about raising the
$2,500,000 necessary to completo certain portions of the road. The officials
of the company say that work will be
commenced on the portion of the line
between Seattle and Whatcom before
the snow flics.
It has been stated that the line iB to
be built east of Lake Washington, and
that it wns then to be continued on to
Tacoma with a branch to Seattle. Mr,
Cantield denies this and affirms the
lino is to bo built west of Like Washington and directly to this city, which
is to be its terminus. Of course it will
have to have un outlet and will probably make a traffic arrangement with
the Puget Sound Shoro railroad. Mr.
Cuulield says tho prospects of the Bellingham Bay Railway and Navigation
Company wero nover bettor.—Post-intelligencer.
 . -^-..—-——
Was It Murder?
Several woeks ago news reached the
city of the loss of threo men composing
the crow of ono of tho boats of the
sealing schooner Juauita of Victoria.
It was stated that the boat was found
upside down, and the natural inference
drawn was that the men had lost their
lives by the craft capsizing. Sealing
men belonging to several ef the
schooners now in port are, however,
inclined to another opinion. It is
said that Roy, one of the ill-fated crew,
had somo difficulty with several Indian
seal hunters on the day that he and
his companions wero last seen alive.
The trouble arose over the possossion
of a soul shot, and the white men and
Indians came from words to blows
over it. On the day following, Roy
and his companions were again in company with the same Indians, with
none of the other boats near; and they
have never since been seen. These
facts, as narrated, are by many of the
sealers considered quite sufficient to
justify them in their belief that the
three white hunters were murdered by their Indian rivals, nnd thoir
bodies committed to the deep.—Colonist.
Dredging lhe i'rnscr.
Tho World is in a position to slato
that Col. A. Cibson, representing a
number of capitalists ill England, has
mndo application to tho propor authorities for permission to dredgo tho
Frnser River for gold for a distanco of
45 mill's. The pnrt of lho river bed to
which this application applies, lies betwoen Boston Bar and Cornish Bar.
Betweon tho points indicated, the
Fraser Rivor passes—so tho application
says —for about 20 miles through canyons in which it is impossiblo for any
machinery to work. A good deal of
English capital is being put into the
enterprise. This appears to bo only
one of several similar schemes to
drodge the Fruser. Anothor company
has about $3,500 worth of plant ordors
in England to mine the flats just opposito Yale. Two Vancouvor com-
pnnios are also in tho swim. Firstly,
Messrs. McHsrdy, Patterson cts Co.,
of Vanoouvor, are going to dive for
gold in Hill's Bur; nnd secondly, Beat-
ty & Co., of this city, are about to try
the same process abovo Boston Bar and
have located li miles of riverbod. Wo
may shortly expect tho country to be
flooded with nuggets. Tho World is
pleased to loam of these evidenoes of
progress, nnd trusts that the wildest
hopes of tho originators will bo realized.
-World     	
Among the latest announcements
of international congresses at Paris
are ono of botany during the second
half of August, and ono of mines
and metallurgy oarly in September.
SCIENTIFIC MISCELLANY.
Dairy schools, at a cost not exceeding $55,000 a year, havo increased Denmark's butter export in
twenty years from $2,100,000 of
poor quality to $13,000,000 of
excellent quality annually.
To tho perfumes of flowers M.
Ungerer ascribes the power of protecting against, and even arresting,
consumption. In the perfume-distilling town of La Grasse luDg
troubles are but little known.
A complete list of the flora of
Newfoundland and Labrador, in
preparation by Rev, A, O. Wag-
home, will contain about 900 species
of flowering plants, about 50 ferns,
and over 250 mosses  and  lichens.
Some quartz crystals included in
an exhibit of American jewel
minerals, prepared for the Paris
Exhibition by Tiffany & Co., are
curious on account of their minute
size and perfection, there being 7500
to the ounce.
A mechanician of Danzig has constructed a hand fog-horn that may
be heard ten miles. With a second
horn of lower pitch to mark the
divisions between letters, whole
sentences can be clearly transmitted
by the Morse or other code of signals.
In Dr. B. W. Richardson's lethal
chamber, in London, 100,000 homeless dogs have been put to death
painlessly, with five affected with
rabies. A lethal muzzle for dogs
has been instructed, to be used in
the streets by the police, and also a
similar muzzle for horses.
A botanist and a chemist of Berlin, Profs. R. Hertig and R. Weber,
have given two years to an investigation of the wood of the beech,
cutting up in the course of their
work more than 100 trees of all
ages. An account of the results
forms a large book of  238   pages.
In experiments by Drs. Straus
and Dubarry, of Paris, the bacillus
of charbon was found living in water
after 131 days, where it formed
spores; that of typhoid fever, after
81 days; and tbat of Asiatic cholera,
aftor 39 days. Even this duration
of life in these germs is probably
not the maximum.
The children of women addicted
to the rnorphjirie habit are stated by
LErlenmeyer :t,o be practically nior-
phine-eaters.ifrom birth. Without
morphine during the first few days
of life, the violent symptoms are
manifested which follow the sadden
withdrawal of the drug from adult
opium-eaters, and the result to the
weak child is likely to be fatal.
An Important Food. The value
of dried potatoes as an article of
food is urged by Dr. Jakov M.
Shmulevitch. Among the advantages claimed is that it keeps much
better than the fresh potatoes, and,
being far lighter and less bulky, is
more readily transported. Before
cooking, the dried potato is macerated in wator for ten or twelve
hours.
Oxygen in Industries.—Oxygen
is now prepared in London at a cost
of not more than $1.75 per thousand
cubic feet, and it bids fair to come
into extensive use for various purposes, some of which were lately
mentioned to the Society of Chemi
cal Industry by Dr. T. L. Thome,
It is almost always the truo agent
in bleaching operations, and a
stream of the gas applied to the
bleaching of paper pulp has effected a saving of thirty per cent. It
can be used in the purification of
illuminating gas; and when applied
to the maturing of spirits mellows
them in ten days as if they had been
kept for several years.
The Sea-Serpent.—An English
naturalist, Mr. A. H. Swinton, has
collected nnd analyzed over one hundred notices—ancient and modern,
true nnd flotitious—relating to tho
great sea-serpent. He is thus forced
to the conclusion that the creature
is "a venerable sailor's yam derived
from oculnr impression, while, quite
apart from all other considerations,
it is mainly impossible that a species
of nir-breathing serpent should lie at
the bottom of the ocean and bo so
seldom seen." He finds that the
enormously long tentacular arms of
the giant squids or culnmars—distinguished from the better known
kuttle-fish by their cylindrical bodies
•have given rise to a story of the
groat sea-serpent.
Paper Materials.—A writer on
"the age of pulp," upon which wo
have entered, declares that paper-
makers are not likely to suffer lack
of raw material. Few fibrous substances—such as esparto grass, straw
and wood—have as yet practically
taken the place once ocoupied exclusively by rags, but pulp has been
successfully obtained from East
India ramie, pineapple fibres, bamboo, bagape (the refuse from sugar
canes), peat, broken or common
fern, flags, rushes, seaweed, tan and
hop stalks. Papor has been made
in Scotland from hollyhock stems;
in Ireland from ithe mallow, red
olover, hop vine, and yollow water
iris; in Demnrara Worn the plantain;
and in France from leaves,
CURIOUS CEMETERY.
Tho Peculiar Itcstlngr-Placo or the Demi
of a Mexican Town.
" Don't you want to seo something fancy
in thecemetery line?"
It was Mr. Williams, tho United States
Consul at Guanajuata, who spoke to a correspondent of the St. Louis Qlolie-Dcmocmt.
Wo were standing in front of the Hotel de
la Union, and had beon discussing the National Cemetery at Washington.
"Well, I don't care," I replied, and, suiting the action to the word, followed him out
in the street and to the place whero the
" burros" were kept. We soon reached
the cemetery, a half mile from tho town. It
is on the top of a hill, and only approached
on one side. From every other point you
looked down sheer precipices. The cemetery proper was walled in, and fn this
wall, which is ten feet thick, are the vaults
for tho coffins From tho inside it looks
moro liko an immense chest, with a thousand small drawers, than any thing elso.
On the head of each drawer was the name
of its occupant, with occasionally the word
" perpituidad." That means tho body is allowed to stay fn that vault forever. But as
ft costs one hundred dollars to have that
word engraved thero, it fs looked upon as a
noedless extravagance by the' average Mexican, und he rents it for five years. After
the five years are up the bones are taken
out and dumped in the vault beneath.
The body is never buried in a coffin, as In
the United States, except among the rich.
The undertaker furnishes the coffin to curry
the body to tho grave in, snd it is thero put
into the stono box. Whero the famUy of tho
deceased can not afford to hire a coffin, they
are allowed to use one of the city coffins.
There are six of these, and they are out
nearly aU the time.
If the people do not want to pay for tho
use of a vault, they can bury their dead in
the vacant space iu tho center of thecemetery. The body is allowed to stay in the
ground for awhile and is then dug up.
Underneath the cemetery is a large vault,
1,000 feet long, 14 feet high and 6 feet wide.
This is the final resting place. Here the
bones are dumped for the last time, and although the cemetery at Guanajuata is only
23 years old, there are 20,000 cubic feet of
bones there. Tho vault in another year
will he full. Thero are twenty-flvo mummies in the vault
When we got back among the small
vaults onco more I noticed a cabinet photograph of a young Mexican lady who was
killed in 1883 by her lover. It created a
great sensation at the time, and when she
wus buried her parents very kindly put hor
picturo en her head plate.
As wc were returning we passed a
''Pantoon Municipal" funeral. The coffin
is carried by two men to the foot of the
mountain and there transferred to the back
of a burro.
BRUNO'S INTELLIGENCE.
How a Smart Dog Fooled His Mate and
Scoured a Warm Corner.
The anecdote in the New York Examiner,
relating to a knowing dog who could only
bo unseated from a favorito chair by cries
of " cats," and at last turned tbo ruso successfully upon Ws mistress, reminds the
writer of a truo story told him, a fow ycaro
ago, hy a Baptist deacon in Whitcsvillo, N.
Y, which may amuse some of the younger
readers:
Mr. C—was one of the oarly settlers of
Allegany County, and whilo clearing up his
land owned two largo Newfoundland dogs.
Thoao woro not permitted to come into the
houso excopt iu the kitchen. In tho chimney corner was ono particular spot which
in cold weather was tho favorite dozing-
placo of tho dogs. As there was only room
enough for one to lie down at a time, the
place was greatly coveted by both, and
when once in, nothing could induce tho
favored occupant to vacate until he was
disposed to do so. On a cold day ono of
tho dogs was asleep in this little nook,
whon the othor came in with his master
from the barn, and immediately a sharp
battle began for the right of possession.
The now-comer barked, bit and worried his
mate, and even tried to draw him eut ef his
snug quarters by main force, but all to no
purposo. Seeing be was not likely to succeed in that way, a new thought seemed to
strike bim, for he suddenly ceased his attack
and darted for the door. Presently no returned with a large bone in his mouth.
There was no meat on the bone. It was
weather-beaten and bleached by exposure,
and as dry as alast year's stick of hickory
wood; but Bruno crouched down on the floor,
and began gnawing it with great apparent
satisfaction. This was too much for the caution of tbe other. His eyes snapped; his
tail twitched; his tongue ran around his
jaws; and at last, unable to contain himsel f
any longer, he mado a spring for the bot:c.
This was just what Bruno scorned to expect and had planned for, because ho instantly dropped the bone and darted for Uto
chimnoy-cornor. And when master Jack
saw how ho had been befooled and turned
upon Bruno, no amount of teasing or worry
could Induce the latter to leavo the warn
corner, but ho hold the fort successfully
just as long as he chose to remain there.
TOOLS AND MACHINES,,
Aooording to an Old Mechanic They Grow
Tired Just Liko Men.
It is u common complaint among mechanics that their tools do not servo them as
well somo dnys ns others.   .
A correspondent of tho Iron Industry Gazette says: Tools, liko mon, grow tired. 1
huvo seen a first-clnss chisel got tired and
act ns.lhough it was possessed of tho kiny of
sheol. It would not keep its edgo, and tlio
more 1 sharpened lt tbo sooner it would Iobo
Its odgo,
I culled the attention of a shop-mate, a
grizzled olil veteran, to the curious behavior of llio chisel. Ho looked it over and
handed it back to mo saying; "The tool is
all right, only a littlo tirod. Lay it away
and let it rest. It will como out all right
again, just liko a man who is tirod." I did
not believe tho old follow, and 1 really
thought ho was crazy to talk of a tool
getting "tlred,"'but as thoro was no help
for it, lho tool wns laid nwny. I do not ro-
meuibor how long it was loft to rest, but
when it was aguin sharpened and used it
appeared to hold its koenost edge as well
ps it did boforo it got tired. Barbers tell
jno their razors in oonstunt uso get tired m
the sumo wny, nud wood-choppors say their
axes soraotitnos soom to get soft all at onco.
Possibly constant nud hard usage may
cause changos in crystallization that would
nccount satisfactorily for the peculiarity
alluded to. Locomotivo engineers often
observe peculiar misbehavior in their machines, which may possibly ho the result
of continued heating, friction and poundinij.
When a tool gets "tirod" or a machine
I' bulky," givo onch a rost.
Inlcrmliinblo Population,.
The Bishop of Lpndon has risen to bo a
wit, says tho Christian Advocate, As he was
taking loavo of a parishioner with a lurge
family, tho ludy suid: "But you huven't
seen my last baby." "No," he qWokly re-
plied." and T jejflrjxjy"'* *n " Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, May ». l380-
It in being urged on the Dominion
government to grant a gratuity to
Miss Fraser, daughter of Simon
Frasor, who discovered tho noble
river that perpetuates his name.—
Mail.
It was well enough, Mr. Richelieu,
to say in your unprogressive time—
('The pen is mightier than tlio
sword," but now we remark that the
typewriter is more puissant than the
Gatling gun.—Puck
"My dear," said Mr. Ruggles,
"did you say this was a tondefloin
steak?" "Yes." "Well, my dear,
maybe it was." And the accent on
the "was" was so strong that Mrs.
Ruggles dissolved in tears.
Accounted For. — Stranger —
What's the matter with this town 1
Everybody looks haggard and played
out. Had a plaguo hero 1 Citizen
—No. The pigs in the clovor puzzle struck the place last week.
The Princo of Wales now practises upon the banjo or "California
harp," as it is styled in his district,
with great persistency, and the Ozar
is hard at work upon one of the
lower wind instruments,—Ex..
If we were to choose the most
appropriate symbol of the fleeting,
the evanescent, the perishing, the
decaying, the here-to-day-and-gone-
to-morrow, perhaps it would be a
pair of boy's boots, says an exchange.
Editor Stead, of the Pall Mall
Gazette, says an exchange, while
inspecting the Eiffel tower in Paris
last week, slipped on some loose
boards and was caught by some
friends in timo to save him from falling to the ground, a distanco of 800
feet.
An Indiana court has doeided
that unless a woman is pleased with
her photographs she need not pay
for them, no matter if a dozen of
hor friends declaro that they "look I
just liko her." Sho doesn't want J
them to look that way. They must
look better than she does.
Spectator (to defendant)—Well,
I guess the jury will find for you.
The judge's charge was certainly
very much in your favor. Don't
you think so? Defendant (moodily)
—Oh, I knew all along that the
judge's oharge would be all right.
It's the lawyer's charge that's
v/orryin' me.
Orimsonbeck—I see that they
toasted your friend Bacon the other
night. Yeast—Is that a fact?"
"Yes; I read it in last night's
paper." At the alumni dinner, I
suppose?" "No, it was out in
Wyoming." "Toasted him out in
Wyoming?" "Yes; burned him in J
effigy, you know."—Yonkers States-\
man.
A report lately laid before the
Italian chamber of deputies shows
that in Italy there are 12,943 persons who have received licenses to
beg, and who are, therefore, unchallenged by the police. A bill is now
before the chamber providing for tho
abolition of those licenses and for
the erection of a poorhouso in each
commune.
The Cleveland Leader considers
that if Oanada increases the duty on
United States lard on account of
the adulterations of that article
the action will be "justifiable discrimination." Says the Leader :
"The adulteration of food is one of
the besetting sins of this country,
and ought to be rebuked and punished wherever possible."
London, says an exchange, has
become recognized as the great clearing house for all European thieves'
who operate on a largo scale. The
proceeds of any great robbery committed in Europe which it is intend- j
ed to restore through negotiations I
are always sent to be delivered in
London, and there is as yot no legal
way to put a stop to the traflic.
Presidont George Washington
had enough titles to furnish several
polioe magistrates with an outfit
each. He was mado LL.D. by
Harvard in 1776, by Yale in 1781,
by the Univorsity of Pennsylvania
and by Brown University in 1790.
In 1788, moreovor, he was made
Ohaneelior of the College of William
nnd Mary, which office he held up
to tho time of his death.—Ex.
It is said that one-fifth of the
land which is comprised in bhe agricultural districts of Italy is lying
uncultivated, while the remainder is
so badly cared for that the wheat
crop averages only twelve bushels to
tho acre. Ono reason of this is the
drain upon tho population for the
purpose of keeping up a huge standing army. Another is the extraordinary emigration of recent years.
A truck collided with a street ear
in New York the other day, Tho
car was considerably smashed in tho
collision, and its passengers miraculously escaped injury, Among them
were several ladieB. "Women of
nerve," a local papor calls thom,
because they remained in tho street
car while all the men ran. The
ruling passion to keep possession of
the seats was strong even in the
midst of danger,
Of the great "trinity of tho anti-
corn laws loague," Villiers, Oobden,
and Bright, only tho first and oldest
survives. Of the three, Bright was
always the most composed and
mebhodical. When Oobden
anxious and speculative, and Villiers
sometimes fretful and impatient,
Bright, the youngest of the three,
and the boldest and calmest character of them all, was in council the
man of soundest judgment.—Ex.
A resident of Martin's Ferry,
Ohio., had two small boys and one
big dog, a Newfoundland, their constant companion. The other day
the boys got to fighting, and the
smaller was getting the worst of it,
when the dog, whicli had been an
uneasy observer of the proceedings,
rushed betweon tho lads, sopuratod
them by main force, and then dragged the larger boy away, without
hurting him in tho least or showing
a particle of ill temper.
"We are upt to forget our duty
toward our immediate relatives and
friends. Dean Stanley says that
each one of us ia bound to make the
little circle in whicli we livo better
and hiippier; each of us is bound to
seo that out of that small circle the
widest good may flow, each" of us
may have fixed in his mind the
bhought that out of a single household may flow influences that shall
stimulate tl\o whole commonwealth
and the civilized world."
For the benefit of such of our
readers as may contemplate going to
Oklahoma, we have with much care
and circumspection prepared a list
of those agricultural implements
which the exigencies of soil, climate,
and society there suggest as most
to be desired. The list is as follows:
Monoy enough to take you there.
One pistol. Somo whiskey. Another
pistol. Some moro whiskey. A
long box. Money enough to bring
you back in the box.—Washington
Post.
We can fully agree with the Globe
in the following expression of opinion:
•'Marriage is, and has been, the
crowning triumph of civilization.
Whatever makes divorce easy, or
calls immorality by a pleasanter
namo, brings us a long way back into
the pathless woods of barbarism,"
But wo cannot follow our contemporary in its illogical conclusions
that Oanada should therefore seek
assimilation with bhe counbry in
which divorce holds, fts carnival.^-'
Empire. -tfl
The alarming blieory is broached
by the Popular Science Montldy that
a man may get drunk by contagion.
Several instances jre given of
persons who, drinking no inloxicftb-.
ing liquors became inboxicabed at
convivial gabherings. The old-
fashioned warnings againsb bad company appear bo derive new force'
from this scientific discovery. On j
the other hand, the topers will have
a new excuse bo plead before police
courbs, wives and otlier constituted
uubhoribies.
It was not many years ago, says
an exchange, that the cotton-wood
tree was considered useless for bhe
purposes of lumber. To-day ib is
crowding whibe pine out of bhe
murkeb for certain purposes, and
large fortunes are being made all
along the Mississippi river out of
this wood, which was once despised
as much in that field as a garfish
always has been among fishermen.
In Now Orleans whito pine is worth
$35 a thousand while yellow cobbon-
wood brings $65.
Tho Sunday newspaper mania is
being done to doath,        " "
Thus far the man enjoys it, although
ho sometimes feels that he is a little
crowded.
A newly married couple were returning to Germany after » tour to
Brussels. As the brain approached
the frontier tho bride grew uneasy,
and presently confessed she had a
quantity of bhe finest of Brussels
lace in her bag, on which a high
duby would have to be paid. "Put
it inside your hat," she pleadod.
This was done. The eusbora house
officials looked all bhi-ough the boxes
of the elegant young lady, knowing
by experience that such are the most
daring of smugglers, but found nothing. The chief officer, charmed by
the amiable manners of the husband,
accompanied bhe couple bo bhe brain,
when bho wretched husband, forgetting his seoret in the joy of having escaped, raised his hat to the
officer and was instantly enveloped
ina soft whilo veil.—Pall Mall
Gazette.
Shenandoah special to Now York
World : John Oonry, aged 12, was
standing ab bhe blackboard copying
figures from it on his slabe at school
in this place on Thursday, when suddenly a loud report was heard, and
four of the boy's fingers fell in different pnrts of the room, whilo fragments of his slate flew about the
room, striking a number of the
scholars. Young Oonry was thrown
to the floor and the blood spurted in
sbreanis from, his shattered hand.
He was carried home and bhe
remainder of his hand had bo be
amputated. It was a long time
before the mysterious explosion
could be explained, and then it was
learned that the boy had a dualin
cap, a powerful fulminate used in
the mines, fitted on tho end of his
slate pencil. While at the blackboard he began picking at the
explosive cap with his knife, with
the result stated.
About three o'clock yesterday
afternoon a little boy four years old
and a girl three years old deliberately ran away from home, says the
New York World of recent date. A
reporter found them on the corner
of Thirteenbh sbreet and Sixbh
avenue, surrounded by a crowd of
sympathizing ladies. The little man
seemed bo like being inberviowed,
nnd bold the reporter bhab he and
"Mainio" loved each obher and had
run away from home and would
i.never go back. He refused bo bell
where he lived. The reporber
offered bo bake him home, whereupon
he began to cry, being ably seconded
by Mamie. A pound of candy
induced bhern bo dry their tears, and
,fihe blushing reporber, followed by
bhe crowd, proceeded bo bhe police
station with the pair in his arms,
Just then Mamie's mobher appeared,
and bhe youbhf ul lovers were soon
hurried homeward.
King Wilhelm a personal lebter, in
which he probosted in bho nalhe of
science against the shelling of the
garden and museum under his charge
and bhab if continued it would be
an act of vandalism. The king
appreciated this appeal, and the
guns were immediately pointed in
another direction. Then the king
sent bhe letber to a scientific journal,
of whieh he has been a subscriber
since its foundation. When bhe war
was over bhe letter, branslabed back
into French, was printed in Paris,
and great was the sensation which
it produced.
The following were recently
among tho written answers in
examinations on bhe scripbures by
her majesby's inspectors of schools :
"Who was Moses?" "Ho was an
Egyptian. He lived in a hark made
of bullrushes, and ho kepb a golden
carf and worshipb braizen snakes,
and he heb nothin' bub qwahles and
manner for forty years. He was
kort by bhe 'air of his 'ed while ridin'
under a bow of a free, and he was
killed by his son Abslon ns he was
hanging from the bow. His end
was peace." "Whob do you know
of the patriarch Abraham ?" "He
was the father of Lot and had tew
wives. One was called Hisraale
and tother Haygur. He kep one at
home and he hurried the tother into
bhe dessert, where she became a
pillow of salt in the daybime
and a pillow of fire ab nibe."
"Write an nccount oftho Good
Samaritan". "A certain man went
down from Jerslem to Jeriker and
he fell among thawns, and the
thawns sprang up and choked him.
Whereupon he gave tuppins to the
hoast and said take care on him and
put him on his hone hass. And he
passed on the hother side."—London Times.
ANOTHER CARLOAD
STOVES .&
Just Received, Direct from Hamilton.
T
HIS MAKES TWO SINCE JANUARY.]
Intending Buyers should make a notef
of this, as it goes to show that we seljj
more Stoves than any two Houses in the
Province.   Our superior line of Stoves anc
low prices do the business.
E. S. Scoullar & Co.
dwnolyl
_______ Io New York
quantity rather than quality soems
to be tho rule, as last Sunday one
paper came oub wibh a bhirly-two
page issuo, and another with forty
pages ! When things get very bad
they often begin bo mend, and the
recovery of New York dailies from
their craze is hoped for. A forty-
page newspaper necessitates tho
calling in of outsido aid to read it,
while tho man who squanders his
money by buying one cannot con-
sisbently complain of long sermons.
—Ex.
Some clever individual proposes
that the Chinese problem should be
solved by turning the tide of emigration from China towards Africa,
and colonizing the Dark Continent
with Celestials. Thero are just bwo
difficulties in bho way of this scheme,
bub they are big ones. In the first
place John Ohinaman would almost
certainly refuse to take up his abode
among the Hottentots and obher
nabivos of Africa, and, in bhe seoond
place, Umslopogass arid his brothers
would probably have as strong an
aversion to the Heathen Chinese ns
Bill Nye's countrymen  have.—Ex.
Ira Tripp, a millionaire ooal
operator of Scranton, Penn., was
told a few years ago by his physician
that he must either quit smoking or
die. As he didn't want to die ho
quit smoking. He loved the odour
of tobaoco, however, and still enjoyed
it by frequenting the company of
smokers. But as they did not always
smoke good tobaoco he finally adopted the plan of hiring a man bo smoke
constantly in hiB presence, Mr.
Tripp furnishing the cigars, which
of course are of tho finest quality. I
Everybody is interested in the
subject of hospitals end their management, and Canadians will be
interesbed in bhe news that bhe
Royal Vicboria hospital at Montreal
is likely to be one of the best institutions of its kind. Allowing for
tha parental fondness of the architect
for bins peb scheme, there is promise
in his words. "When completed
thero will not be another hospital
in bho world-like the Viotoria." The
bete noir of hospitals of several
storeys is the foul and infected air
which will persistently escape from
one ward and pestilentially walk in
darkness up the staircase bo another.
Mr. Maxon Snell is going to obviate
this by open air bridges to connect bhe wards. The development
of his design will be watched with
interest.—Ex. Those who will have I
the planning of the new hospital to j
be built in this oity before long I
might profitably make a note of tho
abovo.
A discovery of considerable
arolia'ologictil interest has been mado
upon the Barton section of the
Manchostor, Eng., ship canal. Recently, whilst the excavators wore
at work in whut is known as tho
"Suit Eye" cutting, bho steam navvy
brought bo light, a prehistoric canoe,
It was embedded in the sand, about
twenty-five feet below the surface.
With some difficulty the canoe was
removed to a shed in tho vicinity of
the engineer's offico and examined.
It was found to consist of a portion
of an oak tree, roughly hewn and
fashioned. In length this relic is
13 feet 8 inches from end to end,
with a width of 2 feet 6 inches.
Unfortunately the vessel sustained
some damage in the ruthless grip of
the "navvy," the bottom having
been cut through at tho bow end,
while a portion of one side is broken
in. But for this mishap the oanoe
would havo been recovered practically inbact,
An exchange has bhis reminiscence
of an interesting incident in tho lifo
of Michel Eugene Ohevreul, bhe distinguished French chemist who died
in Paris on the ninth of lasb month
at the advanced age of 102 years
and seven monthB : Ono day during the siege of Paris shells from the
Prussian guns began to fall near tho
museum of the Jardin des Plantes,
where M, Ohevreul then had his
laboratory.   He sat down and wrote
Says an exchange : Somo of tho
Scandinavian women who were
saved from the luckless Denmark
kissed Captain Murrell, of the Missouri, who had saved them from a
watery grave. They were j ust going
off to the North-West, and bhey
showed that they were not destituto
of gratitude and ordinary human
feelings when they said farewell to
their deliverer. It may be taken
for granted that the husbands and
sweebhearbs of bhe women did not
object to their emotional tribute oPJ
thankfulness. , The.coql and bravo
seaman, who, with his officers and
men, saved upwards of seven hundred people from tho cruel Atlantic,
is certainly worthy of being remembered. Captain ICnudsen, of the
Denmark, also is deserving of
honour for the rare judgment he
showed in getting his passengers off
his ship when he did, in fine weather)
and when bhere seemed to be a
slight possibiliby of bhe Denmark
living through her broublos. Whab-
ever their fortunes are in the land,
of their adoption, the seven hundred
rescued ones may cerbainly begin
to congrabulabe bhemselves bhab they
have, as Gonzalo sayB, "no drowning
mark upon them."
The Chicago Tribune has the following remarks on the passage of the
Weldon extradition bill: In tho
passage of this bill Canada has exhibited a commendable spirit of good
feeling and friendliness towards this
country, and it will be heartily
appreciated. In hor willingness to
hnnd over to us any of our fugitives
from justice she will not only do us
a great favor, but she will also
remove a most potent cause of
demoralization among her own
people, who see these scoundrels enjoying and thriving upon tho money
which they have stolen, it ahould
have been done long ago, but bebber
labe bhan nevor, Oanada will nob
got rid of thoso she has on hand, but
she will have tho happiness of knowing that their numbor will nob be
increased, and thab for the future
sho will bo freo from any further
criminal accession to her population.
As a Roland for her Oliver the
United States will bo bound in
honour noxt winter, if no exbradibion
breaby can bo arranged, bo reciprocate
by the passage of a bill in similar
terms, authorizing the Canadians to
reclaim any of their criminals who
shall setik a refuge here. We must
give them as good as they have given
us, and in as full measure. This is
one article of exchange in which the
United Sbufes should and will be
willing to have absolute, unrestricted, and everlasting reciprocity.
THIS SI'AOE BELONGS TO
H. T. READ & CO.,
HARDWARE MEBCHANTS.
The NEW WESTMINSTER
Foundry and Machine Sho|
Front St., New Westminster, B. C.
ROBBBT -JJA.-WT,
ItA.aa-TJI-^.OTTJBBIBS  OB-
STEAM ENGINES, SAW MILL, FISH CANNES
W'KICI 1TIRVL & ALL KINDS OF MACHINERY.
Brass and Iron Castings made to 0rder|
REPAIRING DONE WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATCH.
P. S.—All orders from the upper country promptly attended to.
dwnolHi6
BRITISH   COLUMBIA
THOMAS ALLSOP,
HENRY  S.  MASON,
CUYLER A.  HOLLAND,
DIRECTORS.
HEAD OFFICE, - 15 Serjeants Inn Fleet St. -LONDON,!
Tho Business of ALLSOP fe MABON has been merged In the above CoiJ
and will be carried on by the Company from this date as a general Land Inva
and Insurance Agen-iy.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage at Low Rates.   Town Lots ud Fa|
Lands for Sale on easy terms,
Victorin B. C, Hay 16th, 1887. dwjcj
Fourth of July Illumination.
Several young gentlemen, residents
of Seattlo, hnve on foot tho proposition
of organizing a parly nud ascending
and illuminating Mount Rainier on
the coming Fourth of July. The party
will nscend from the south side of the
mountain nnd cross bo bhe north peak,
which is In bu the place illuminated.
It is calculated to reach tho top of thu
mountain about 12 o'clock, or u little
after, on tho dny of the Fourth, so
that ample time will bo had fur preparing the red fire for ignition. It
will bo touched off at about 11 o'clock
thut evening. It is expected thnt in
case the weather is elenr thn red lire
will bo plainly scon from all points on
the Sound from which a viow of Rainier is obtainable.
Immense Sale of Boots and Shoi
R-CTBBBIK GOODS, &0.
Commencing February gth, 1889.
HAVING DECIDED TO RETIRE FROM THE BOOT & SHOE BUSI|
the undersigned will now place his entire stock on tho market at who!
prlCCS' no reserve.   Everything must be sold.
$0,000 worth of Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Rubber Goods, Shoe Findings!
An early inspection will convince the public that we mean business,
under $60, cash; ovor $50, secured notes at 3 months with interest,
COLUMBIA SMl
dwdeSlto
B.
SION OF THE 1
GRANT & MACLURE.
Boots & Shoes!
NEW   WESTMINSTER.
NOW 18 THE TIME TO SUBSCI
—FOR THE-
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBII i Weekly British Col
l-lcilncmlaj- Morning, May 8, 1889.
LOCAL AND JJEHERAL HEWS.
(From Daily Columbian, May 7.)
The water in the river is rising rapid-
iy-
The contract for the erection of the
new Presbyterian manse on Sea ialand
haB been awarded to J. B. Elliott.
The tenth drawing of the Now Westminister building society takes place ut
the court house on Saturday evening.
The finance committee has been empowered to purchase L. Wolffs lot on
Oolumbia street for the purpose of extending MoKenzie streeb through to
Front street.
The government dredger leaves for
Victoria this evening in tow of the str.
Belle, the work ofdeepening the water
along the Royal Oity wharveB having
been completed for the preaent.
The celebrated Ohinese assault case
oame before the police magistrate
again this morning and was further remanded till Thursday. It is hintod
that the principals are waiting for tho
millenium to settle the case.
A young tame bear, brought over
from Nanaimo to-day on tho str. Dunsmuir, oonsigned to Mr. Walworth,
was the centre of attraction this afternoon on the 0. P. N. wharf. It afforded considerable amusement for the
boys.
The sudden rise of tho river at Chilliwack has had a disasbrous effecb on
the landing. The bank has been
swept awny nlmosb up bo Mrs. Harri-
Bon's hotel, and considerable anxiety
is felt in case tho waters should make
a wider incursion.
Tho barometer fell to 29.08 yesterday, the lowest reading in this city in
many years. Although there was
every evidence nf a great storm olose
at hand, no portion of it reached Westminster. A squall passed over the
Gulf of Georgia during the afternoon,
bub it was nut severe.
G. <N. Henry, nurseryman of Port
Hammond, has issued a handsome illustrated descriptive catalogue of
fruit nnd ornamental trees, shrubs,
plants, etc., to be propagated at
his nurseries, including also a list
of pricea fur 1889, and a photograph,
taken on April 15th last, showing a
block of tine, healthy looking, two-
year old treea at the Port Hammond
nurseries.
The Columbus began its second
year under the present management on
May Day. The proprietors wiite cheerfully of past patronage and look forward hopefully to a Btill greater increase before the present year closes.
The Colombian is a faithful exponent
of nil things pertaining to tho welfare
of the province in general, and Westminster in particular, and is therefore
a deservedly popular journal. Success
say. we.—Sentinel.
(Iiiiu*"  Arrivals.
Among the arrivals by the ateamer
Islander Inat ovening were seventy-five
Chinese who intend to mulje their
homes in Victoria, and who arrived in
Vancouver by the Abyssinia. The
customs otBciuls wero kept busy for a
couple of hours in examining the certificates presented by tho Celestial immigrants, and comparing the descriptions therein given with the physical
peculiarities of thoBe who presented
them. Seven or eight of the appli-
ennts were refused, ns the descriptions
given in tho certificates could not be.
made to tally. One thin, pale, consumptive looking Chinaman in particular seomed very muoh surprised whon
ho waa refuaed adraiasion on a certificate describing him as weighing about
250 pounds; and being tall, fat, and of
uldermanio proportions. Eighty-five
other Chinese immigrants of the same
shipment are expected to oome over
from Vancouver to-night.— Sunday's
Colonist,
H. IV. Bllle Association.
Mr. Chlaholm's lllnens.
The city clerk received'a letter this
morning from Mr. D. Chisholm's private secretary, who saya Mr. Chisholm's condition ia giving his friends
great anxiety, and that hia rocovery ia
very doubtful. Every day news comes
that our member is not gaining in
health, and the general feeling is that
he will not return homo alive. The
regret expressed on all sides is deep
and genuine, which is not surprising,
as few men have earned the respect
and esteem of his fellows with better
right than hos Mr. Chisholm,
Mission Affairs
The new village atthe Mission is reported to be in a thriving condition,
and the people who have Bettled thero
are very hopeful of the future. Two
new stores are being ereoted and will
bo occupied by merchants tho moment
they are completed. The work on the
railway and traffio bridge continues to
make rapid progress, and tho contracts
promise to be completed within the
specified time. The farmers in the
Vioinity do not require bo look abroad
bo find a market for their produce, the
home consumption being all that could
be desired.
The Boundary Survey.
The expedition to determine the
boundary lino between Alaska and
British Columbia will start for the
field of operations in May. Two
parties will be engaged in determining
the northern part of this boundary,
one in charge of Mr. J. E. McOrath
and the othor under Mr. J. Honry
Turner, both of the United States
Coast and Goodetio Survey. There
will be seven men with each party, und
the work will consist chiefly of astronomical observations. Tho expedition
will bo prepared to spond the winter
in the Arctio regions. The whole survey will ocoupy three years, snd   will
cost $75,000,
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The Clniuiiol Improvements.
Tho snagboat Samson has arrived
back from the mouth of tho river where
■he had been at work on the channel
survey. Capt. Grant reports that the
mattrasses are doing good work, and
he feels confident that the bar across
the sandheads is being gradually cut
away. At any high tide 24 feet of
water covers the shallowest porbion of
the channel. A patent tide guagc has
been placed on the sandheads which is
so arranged that it will register euch
tide for 8 days, and thus the exnet
depth of water in the channel at eaoh
tide ean be accurately ascertained. Tho
snagboat will now tackle the snags
whioh havo anchored nt different
points along the river since last fall,
 .-.. '—•
J. A. Mara, M. P., for Kamloops,
B. C, passed through Winnipeg Sat
urday en roufe home.
The annual meeting of bho New
Westminster Rifle Association was
held in Mr. L. F. Bonson's offlco laBt
night. Mr. W. Wolfenden waa called
to the chair and the election of officers
for the present year was proceeded
with and resulted as follows:—President, \V. Wolfendenj vice-presidonbs,
Mayor Hendry, Capt. Scoullar and
Cnpt. MoNttUghten; sec-tress., J. A.
McMartin; counoil, T. Mowat, J. S. 0.
Fraser, A. F. Cotton, H. Chamberlain,
W. McColl, G. Turnbull, J. Wilson
and J. Reid. It was decided to make
the annual subscription $2. The secretary was instructed to apply to tho
B. 0. Rifle Association for a Bhare of
the Martini and Snyder rifles loaned
by theDominioriAssooiation. Acommit-
bee was appointed to inspect and report on the rille range. The lieut.-
governor will be requested to act as
patron of the association. The secre-
bary was insbrucbed bo send a friendly
challenge bo the Vancouver Rifle Association bo shoot a match on the 24th
of May; conditions, 10 men, queen's
ranges, 7 shots. The range is to bs
open for practice every Saturday afternoon; the date of the first shooting
will be published. The association begins the season with good prospects
ahead.
The Slreet Improvements.
The by-law introduced at the council
meeting last night by Aid. Scoullar,
for the purpose of raising a loan of
$85,000 for street and park improvements, will be submitted to the people
shortly for ratification by vote. As
will be seen by tho annexed list, the
loan will be most equitably distributed,
the council having takon every precaution in apportioning the amounts
so that propor justice may be done to
ull parts uf the city. Following are
the estimates of expenditure;—Oolumbia st., $4,000; Provost, Dallas and
Carnarvon sta., $2,500; Agnes Bt., $2,-
500; Royal avenue, $3,000; Queen's
avenue, $3,500; Pelham St., $3,500;
Montreal St., $3,000; Melbourne St.,
$2,500; Leopold place, $250; Park
lane, $1,500; Clinton St., $2,000;
Clement St., $3,000; St. Patricks st.,
$1,000; Sb. Georges st., $1,000; Mary
St., $1,000; St. John St., $1,000;
Douglas St., $5,000; Halifax at., $750;
St. Andrews and Ellis sts., $3,000;
Fortesque st., $2,750; Edinburgh st.,
$2,500; London Bt., $1,000; Blnckie
st., $500; Merivalo Bt., $500; Blackwood St., $500; McKenzie Bt., $7,500;
squares, $3,000; park, $15,000; side
walks, $7,750. Total $85,0000. The
amount voted for McKenzie street includes tho purchase of Mr. Wolff's lot,
and tho sum necessary for making the
new portion of the street. Whon onco
these improvements begin there will
bu employment for a largo number of
men, nnd a great impetus will be given
to building operations.
— ...
An Important Decision.
To-day, before the Hon. Mr. Justico
McCreight, a test case respecting the
right of the corporation ot New Westminster to tax those lands brought
within the municipal limits by the
oharter, was fully and carefully argued.
It was contended for the appellants
that inasmuch as the government assessment act provided that the taxes
for ench year ahall be due and collected
ou the assessment roll of the previous
year, therefore the government had in
effect, before the proclsmation of the
city act, imposed taxes, although bhe
taxes in question wero not actually due
nnd payable to the government till tho
2nd day of January in each year;
so that by sootion 214 of the city
chnrtor the corporation would have no
right to tax suoh proporty for tho current year.
Hia lordship, howover, held tlmt the
reference in tho net to the assessment
roll of tho previous yenr was simply to
furnish the machinery neceaBary to
collect tnxea in ense of default of payment, and that having regard to the
provision in the assessment act of 1888,
exempting lands within municipalities
from taxation, wliich act was enacted
in the consolidated statutes in 1889,
and the proclamation being made in
December 1888, the lands in question
were not subject to provincial taxation for the current year. In his
opinion tho taxes could not be
said to be accruing due merely because
of the revision of the roll of the previous yoar, but if accruing Buoh right
never became completo. His lordship
held the rulo of construction of statutes respecting taxation to be that a
tax cannot bo imposed unless the por-
aim nnd property nro brought clearly
within thu letter of tho enactment,
and that the government right to impose provincial taxes on tbeso lnnds
ivil hin tliu municipal limits could nut
bo sustained.
Mr. Bole, Q. C, for appellant,
Mr. McColl for respondent,
City council.
The council met last night at 8
o'clock for the transaction of business.
Preaent Aldermen Curtis, Oalbick, Scoullar, Reid, McPhaden, Cunningham, Jaques and TownBend.
Aid. Cunningham occupied the chair
in the absence of the Mayor.
COMMUNICATIONS.
From L. Wolff stating ho would take
$10,500 for tho 44 feet fronting on
Columbia and Front streetB, required
for the extension of MoKenzie street
through to the latter street; and asking
for an immediate reply.
Aid. Curtis thought the price was
fair and the communication should be
referred to the finance committee with
power to act.
Aid. Jaques was in favor of the purchase of the property, but he thought
it would not hurt matters to allow tho
quostion to lie over for another week.
Aid. Scoullar urged prompt action,
and thought the finance committee
could be trusted to manage tho purchase at the smallest possible cost.
Aid. Calbick said there was no hurry
and he would like a full expression on
the subject before action was taken,
Aid. Townsend also favored the
matter being left in the hands of the
finance committee.
Aid. Cunningham : "I consider this
the most important question the
council haB discussed this year."
Aid. Curtis; "So do I."
A motion referring the purchase to
the finance committee with power to
aot was put and carried.
From Murchie, Shiles and Bonson
asking permission to lay building material on the corner of Columbia and
Douglas streets.
Request granted under bhe supervision of the board of works.
FromH. Abbott, general superintendent, C. P. R., asking that the
titles of certain lobs be transferred bo
bhe company according to the original
agreemont.
Referred to the finance committeo
wibh power bo aob.
From 0. E. Pooley, on behalf of
Mrs. Robt. Dunsmuir, thanking tho
council for the resolution of condolence
referring to the death of the late Hon.
Robt. Dunsmuir.
Received and filed.
REPORTS.
The fire and light committee reported the following accounts for payment:
—R. P. Bell, building engine house,
$497; Glow & Maclure, plans, etc.,
$26.75.
Report adopted.
The board of works recommended
the following accounts for payment:
A. Walker, $79.05; J. Harvey, $56.34;
M. MacLeod, $47.25; J. Fumiss,
$45.56; W. Bakor, $48.37; W. Ur-
quhart $58 50; Chas. Blair, $47.26; J.
Jensen, $58.50; F. Forrest, $76.75;
R. 0. P. M. Co., $72.63; Wm. Turn
bull, $600; J. T. Cassils, $8; G. -W,
Grant, $35.60; Woods, Turner & Gamble, $20.   Report adopted.
The finance committee reported the
following accounts  for payment :—
B. C. Gazette, $10.00; British Columbian, $116.63; W. T. Cooksley,
$75.00; T. O. Townley, $3.00.
Report adopted.
Aid. Curtis suggested that it might
be possible that too many men were
employed on the street work for the
amount of work to be done.
Aid. Jaques replied that two men
had been discharged and bhe remaining staff was fully employed.
The water worka by-law and the
water works voting regulations by-law
were laid over for a week.
The Btreets and sidewalks regulation by-law was read a socond  time.
The general revenue by-law was
read a first and second time.
The street and park improvement
debenture by-law was amended by the
addition of $10,000 and read a first
time.
The rules of order were suspended
and the by-law was read a second time.
The rules of order were suspended
and the council went into committee
ofjtbe whole, Aid. Oalbick in the chair.
The by-law was read to clause 8 and
the committee rose, reported progress and asked leave to sit again.
Leave grunted.
Un motion tho board of works was
aubhorized to have the necessary grading done in front of fire station No. 2.
On motion bhe board of works waB
authorized to have a road made to Mr.
Fumiss' place on Montreal stroet.
Moved by Aid. Curtis, seconded by
Aid. Scoullar; That the clerk be instructed to apply to the provincial
government tor the transfer to the city
of its interests in tho agricultural hall.
Carried.
Notice of motion waa given that at
tho next meeting of tho council a by-
lnw would bo introducod to provide for
taking a vote of the ratepayers on the
streets and park improvement debenture by-law.
Tho council then adjourned,
Admires the Truth.
Referring to our remarks the other
day, on The Columbian's attaining its
first year under the new managemenb,
to the effect that we could not truthfully Bay that this paper had got
double the circulation of all the other
papers in the province put together,
&c, the Victoria Standard is pleased
to make the following very kind observations : "The gentleman who conducts the columns of the Columbian
should have an address presented bo
him, accompanied wibh a massive gold
medal, as being the only editor who
did not claim that hia paper waB by
long odds the peer of its esteemed contemporaries. The candor of the Columbian is refreshing, and drops on the
hardened soul of an unbeliever wibh a
genble softness, while tears of gladness
well to tho unbeliever's eyes with the
glad thought that one of a kind is free
from that awful vice of prevarication.
In complimenting the Columbian on
its first birthday under its now controllers, the Standard extends congratulations, and hopes that down
through the clanging corridors of time
the fame of bhe Columbian will go, and
when in bhe disbanb future, after daily
papers, as now printed, have given
away to the "Phonographs" of advanced inventions, it is to be hoped that
the Columbian Evening Phonogram will
be found at every ear." Thanks awfully, and especially for that suggestion, which we hope will fall upon good
"pay dire," that Borne one should present us with a "massive gold medal."
Massive I Whew 1 We ean almost
imagine wo see ourselves melting it
down into "chinck."
D. S. CURTIS * CO.
AGENTS B. LAURANCE'S SPECTACLES.
Wholesale and Retail Druggists
NEXT COLONIAL HOTEL, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
FROM VICTORIA.
Capt. Alex. Mclean Supposed Drowned.
The Amphion Arrives from Ban Bran.
Cisco. The Swlftsmre for Alaska.
Special lo tbe Columbian.
Victoria, May 7.—Capt. Alex. McLean, of the Bchooner Mary Ellen, left
for Neuh Bay in a small boat some bix
days ago. He called in at Race Rocks
on Saturday and sinco then no brace of
him can be had. Several belegrams
have been sent to Neah Bay, but remain unanswered. Grave fears are
felt for hiB safety.
H. M. S. Amphion arrived from San
Francisco last evening after a good
passage. She saluted the flag ship
while entering Esquimalt harbor.
The Swiftsure and torpedo boats leave
shortly for a cruise to Alaska.
At Nanaimo and Wellington the
strs. Ferndale, San Mateo and ships
Robert L. Belknap, Gen. Fairchild and
bark Bundaleer are either loading ooal
or making ready to do bo.
Pemberton & Son, real estate agents,
&c, Victoria, advertise some good
property for sale in bhe Delta municipality and elsewhere; also money to
loan on first morbgages.   See adv.
TO DISPEL COLDS,
Headaches end Fevers, to cleanse tho
system effectually, yet gently, when costive or bilious, or when tho blood is impure or sluggish, to ponnanontly euro
habitual constipation, to awnkon tho livor
and kidneys to a healthy aotivity, without irritating or weakening them, use
Syrup of Figs.
— m
In nn interview Saturday, Joseph
Rodgers, O'Connor's baoker, said:
"We have no reliable information that
Searle, champion oarsman of the world,
has deposited a forfeit 1 o row O'Connor,
tho American champion, for the championship of the world on the Thames,
England; but to show our sincerity, we
have this day deposited $500, with H.
J. Good, sporting editor of the Umpire, Torontn, to the London Sportsman, us a guarantee of our good faith.
Oharlos Acord, a boy about 15 years
of line, wns brought in Friday from
Crystal City and lodged in the provincial jail nt Winnipeg, beinguffected with
hydrophobia, ns it was dangerous for
him to bo at large.
B. C. Provincial Exposition
Subscription, Fund.
BON  MARCH E.
SPRING AND SUMMER
Dress and jancy Goods!
I
WALKER & SHADWELL.
dwseftto
T.J.TRAPP&CO.
GENERAL & SHELF HARDWARE,
Including Tools of all kinds of the best makes; Cross-cut & Illlllll-SnWS,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary Utensils for Farming;
Pulley Blocks, Snatch Blocks, Bope & Chain in all sizes; Pitch,
Tar & Oakum; Tarred and Plain Paper for Building;; Paints & Oils
in all colors; Liquid Paints in all shades; Floor Paints ready touse; Grind
Stones; Waif Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
Lubricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural Implements,
tr Special attention given to orders by mail,
T. J. TIB-A-IFX3 cSC CO.,
dwjly3to Columbia Street, New Westminster.
HI
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For tho purpose of raising a fund to
contribute towards the patriotic and
worthy object of making the next annual provincial fair, to bo held in this
city, a grand and unprecedented succeaa,
the undersigned agree to contribute the
auma opposite thoir respective names (to
bo paid into the association or to trustees
competent to receive the same, on or before 6 months from the date of the last
provincial exhibition, and to be applied
to preparing exhibition grounds and
buildinga iu the city, for inoreaaing tho
amount offered in prizes, and for furthering the exhibition in other ways):
The Columbian $100 oo
Slinrpe A Pnine, Luln Island  10 00
L P Eckstein  10 00
G D Brymner  20 00
R W Armstrong  10 00
F R Glover.  10 00
Walker * Shadwell  10 00
Claud Hamber.  10 00
Peter Grant  10 00
George Turner  10 00
WJ Armstrong  80 00
A J Hill  10 00
Cnpt A Grnnt.  10 00
J S  Mncdonell  10 00
W C Loye  10 00
P Bilodeau  10 00
F a Strickland  25 00
Gilley Bros  20 00
S H Wool)  25 00
T Cunningham  80 00
Henderson Bros, Chllllwhnck  10 00
A B Wintemute  10 00
Per Ex-Mayor Dickinson  212 85
Annie M Jnijues  10 00
Stewart ft Cash  25 00
Jos Cunnlughnm  50 00
Grant ft Hugstrom  20 00
J W Sexamith  80 00
Rev J H Wblto  10 00
B Douglns-  100 00
E S Scoullar ft Co ,  55 00
A DesBrlsny  15 00
W C Couthnm  25 00
T M Cnnnlnghnm  25 00
A B ltnini  25 00
Ackermnn Bros ~  V0 OO
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Our American brethren just now
are celebrating in befitting manner
the centennial of the inauguration
■ "one hundred years ago" of the first
president und ''father of his country," the immortal Georgo Washington. With pardonable enthusiasm,
old reminiscences and associations
are being revived, time-honored,
sacred relics nnd mementoes are
being "dug up" and paraded, and
the pure dame of patriotism is being
fanned into a blaze by poet, orator,
and penny-a liner. Tuesday was
the great day of the celebration, and
Uew York, where Washington's
solemn inauguration took place in
April, 1789, the central point of the
demonstration. Such an occasion
as this celebration is well fitted to
-arouse the liveliest feelings of
national enthusiasm in the American breast, while we, who also delight, with all civilized nations, to
Ao honor to the noble memory of the
only and original Washington—that
grand patriot and lovable character—
are forcibly reminded that a grent
nation has been "born in a day,"
and, being our kinsmen, we ure
proud and can rejoice with them.
If Washington were in the flesh today, it may be that he would witness
a "grovious falling away" from the
simple integrity that actuated his
own noble deeds; but it may be
questioned if he would have much
time to observe this amid the
astounding evidences of progress and
development which one short century has graven upon the face of his
oountry. ln spite, too, of political
disingenuousness and personal lapses,
lie would doubtless find in the
America of to-day millions of true
hearts, prepared to "do and die" for
their oountry, if the occasion required. The memory of a Washington, still revered and held in highest
honor by his grateful countrymen,
bespeaks as much.
According to the Winnipeg Commercial, a satisfactory state of things
-with respect to immigration, beginning with last year, has set in,
which is doing and promising great
things for the "prairie province" and
its sister territories. For a time
after the collapse of the 1881-82
boom, observes the Commercial, the
difficulty of catching the "main ingredient in the soup of progress,"
the settler, seemed almost insuperable. Now, it is added, the tide of
immigration from eastern Canada,
at least, is sweeping towards the
Canadian Northwest. The cause, or
rather causes, of this tide of settlement turning in favor of the Northwest may be looked for and found
in various directions, says the Commercial. The following explanation
of these causes may be marked with
profit by those in any way having
influence or responsibility in the
the matter of securing immigration
for this province and for tho various
oities nnd districts: '-'In the first
-place, Manitobans, while they
growled and fumed plenty over
securing no reasonablo share of the
settlement which has been sweeping
to the west for years, never made
any direct effort to secure their
sliure until within the last three
years or so. Of course the Dominion
government, the O.P.R. land department, the Oanada Northwest Land
Company and other corporations interested in the country, made efforts
in the direction of settlement, but
the people of the province were absolutely inactive, and could agree upon
no concerted action, while tho provincial government then in power
were as inactive as tho people, and
the head thereof openly stated that
they, the government, did not want
settlers, as they were no immediate
source of revenue to the province as
a province. It was folly to expect
immigration under such circumstances, nnd a great change was
necessary before it could be expected.
That ohanee has come, and some of
its fruits nre now being had in the
thousands of settlers who have this
spring located in the province.
Nearly every portion of the country
has, during the past three years,
beon working either as combinations
of municipalities, as organizations of
districts, or in some other way;
while the present local government,
whatever other promises thev muy
have failed to fulfil, have certainly
redeemed their pledge as to a vigor
■ ous immigration policy. It is beyond
•a, doubt that this combination of
effort has been tho main power in
turning the tide of immigration
towards Manitoba, and the power
has been all the greater on account
of tho earnestness of the effort, an
•earnestness which could not always
be accredited to the land-owning
corporations, who formerly made
such efforts, as frequently speculation more than a desire for colonization was the prompting power with
them." The Commercial further
adds : "Anothor factor in favor of
Manitoban settlement is to be found
in the faot that the Northwest has
fewer bitter opponents than formerly. While this country was
bound down by O.P.R. monopoly,
the Grand Trunk, Northern Pacific,
and other railway companies were
interested in diverting immigration
to other fields. Now they have an
entrance to the Northwest, and
have not only censed their opposition, but are to a great extent interested in drawing settlement here.
The cheap excursions to the east of
last winter, lor which we are indebted to railway competition, let
loose over eastern Oanada hundreds of the very best immigration
agents, namely the farmers, who
within a few years have made progress and laid the foundations of
wealth in Manitoba, and the result
is that in many portions of the east,
the youth and enterprise of the agricultural population comprehend the
great advantages this country offers,
and the present season's arrivals are
only the beginning of a stream of
desirable settlers, that will make
this province and the territories to
the west in a very few years a
power in the population and wealth
of Oanada, Now that immigration
affairs are moving in the right direction, the aim should be to keep
them so. Our local government
must not relax in the least the vigor
of their immigration policy, and the
people in local organizations must
second the provincial efforts. Now
that wo have railway competition,
there is no fear but the railways
will do their f-hare of the work, and
the more railways we get to come
into our country the more numerous
will be the interests at work in our
behalf. The tide is undoubtedly
turned in tho interests of Manitoba,
and Manitobans will have themselves to blame if it is not kept
flowing freely in that direction." It
is the old story: "No pains, no
gains." "Heaven helps those that
helps themselves." In the foregoing
very reasonable and instructive
argument from effect to cause is
much that we in British Oolumbia
should mark and inwardly digest, if
we wish to catch the "main ingredient in the soup of progress," to
use a borrowed figure. Without
this ingredient, the broth must
inevitably fizzle. Let us learn from
and act upon the experience of
others. This is tbe part of true
wisdom.
According to the Melbourne correspondent of The Colonies and
India, the great Melbourne centennial exhibition was a colossal failure,
lt was badly conducted, and everybody who had anything to do with
it, we are told, except the "highly-
paid officials and champagne-imbibing commissioners," had a sorry experience. The greatest mismanagement was in the jury department.
When the correspondent wrote,
twenty-two days after the close of
the exhibition, the awards in fifty-
one of the sections yet remained
to be published, and at the closing
ceremony dummy sorolls of awards
were presented to the representatives
of the nations of the various courts,
one half of the exhibits not having
been judged at the time. "No government or private exhibition in the
annals of all exhibition history", we
are told, "was ever so grossly mismanaged, and especially in the jury
department, as this hns been." One
result is that the taxpayers of Victoria are out of pocket to the extent
of about £300,000.
Children Cryfor
A grave, but at the same time
highly amusing, case came before
the Sydney police courts recently in
connection with the general elections, says The Colonies and India.
A man who was caught red-handed
impersonating a voter in one of the
polling booths in Sydney made a
confession to the effect that he was
one of a large party who had been
»aged by an election committee
to vote the "protectionist ticket."
In his gang of valiant protectionists
there were uo loss than eighteen,
and they were to receive for their
services 15s. a day, and 7s. 6d. a
day extra if the protectionist candi
dates weru elected. They went to
the booths in small batches, and recorded votes in accordance with the
names and numbers handed to them
by the committee, and were constantly returning to the committee
rooms to change coats and hats, the
more easily to pass muster before
the scrutineers. One of these latter,
however, was "squared," and was
introduced to the band of honest
personators before the polling commenced. He occupied a position at
the table with the deputy returning
officer, and as the personators approached a sign was given by stroking the ear, which informed him that
they were "friends." In his turn
he stroked his ear if all was not
right, and they were thus enabled to
"clear" from danger without committing themselves. The unfortunate
fellow who was caught had polled
about a dozen "plumpers" for the
protectionist bunch, but ho seems to
have been interlarding his votes
with glasses of beer, and so mistook
the ear signal when there was terrible danger right in front of him.
As 'he policeman who arrested him
observed, "I could stand him comin'
in four or five times, but he wus
comin'in too thick altogether." And
so he was arrested, and has probably
got the usual "six months' hard" by
this time.
Tourist—"It must have been a
terrible cyclone that wrecked this
church so completely." Kansan
(with his arm in a Bling)—"Twa'r'nt
no cyclone You see, it happened
on Sunday, an' I was preachin' on
the folly o' seekin' riches, when some
feller hollered through the window
that there was three pussy lookin'
capitalists in town looking for land,
an' the congregation riz up as one
man an' busted the walls right out
tryin'to git out first." Tourist—
"But you seem to have received
personal injuries." Kansan—"Yes,
I got my arm broke, but I was sort
o' reconciled. I reached the capitalists in time to sell my lot over on
Prospect and Wall streets."
The Parnell commission inquiry,
which was practically concluded
with the exposure and confession of
the ill-fated Pigott, a little over two
months ago, is still dragging its slow
length along. Tin; defence is now
having its innings, with the result
of emphasizing, in favor of Parnell
and his associates, the signal failure
of the Times' prosecution. Sir
Oharles Russell's speech on opening
the defence, about the middle of lust
month, a telegraphic summary of
which we published at the time, was
a splendid effort, destined to become
classical, if the expression may be
used, in the annals of British forensic lore, and to be accorded a place
beside Edmund Burke's famous arraignment of Warren Hastings, in
the last century. The distinguished
lawyer and orator put his whole
heart and soul, as well as powerful
intellect, into a masterly statement
of the case, concluding with a burning peroration, whose effect on
bench, bar and audience was profound. We quote briefly: "My
lords, I have come to an end. I
have spoken of the land of my birth,
but I feel, profoundly feel, that I
have been speaking in the best interests of England, of the country
where my years of laborious life
have been passed, and where I have
received kindness and consideration
and regard which I shall be glad to
make an attempt to repay. My
lords, my colleagues and myself
have had a responsible duty. We
have had to defend not merely the
leaders of a nation, but a nation
itself—to defend the leaders of a
nation whom it was sought to crush,
to defend a nation whose hopes it
was sought to dash to the ground.
This inquiry, intended as a curse,
has proved a blessing. Designed,
prominently designed, to ruin one
man, it has been his vindication.
In opening this case I said we represented the accused. I now claim
leave to say the positions are reversed. We aro the accusers. The
accused are there. [Pointing scornfully to Mr. Walters and Mr. Macdonald of the Times.] But I hope
this inquiry, in its present stage and
future development, will serve even
more than the vindication of individuals—that it will remove painful
misconceptions as to the character,
actions, motives and aims of the
Irish people and of the leaders of
the Irish people; that it will set
earnest minds—and thank God there
are many earnest and honest minds
in this country—thinking for themselves upon this question; that it
will remove grevious misconceptions
and hasten the day of true union and
reconciliation when thore will be dispelled anddispelled forever, the cloud,
the weighty cloud, that has rested on
the history of a noble man, and
dimmed the glory of a mighty
empire!" Toward the close Sir
Oharles Russell's voice began to
falter. More tlinn once he had to
brush the tears from his eyes, and
when, at length, he sank into his
seat, the nervous strain of six
days' almost continuous speaking
and the pent-up excitement and
emotion of months found vent, und
the strong man sobbed like a child.
There were many others, men as
well as women, who shed tears, and
were not ashamed of it. Even
President Hannen lost his judical
balance and being too much moved
to speak, tremblingly wroto on a
slip of paper a warm expression of
congratulation and admiration and
passed it down to Sir Oharles. Then
the whole court crowded around tho
orator, who, half ashamed of the
emotion he had Bhown, hurried away
with his wife and daughter, who had
had the felicity of witnessing his
triumph.	
"Let us not wasto our time,"
yelled the temperance lecturer. "Let
us not wasto our time in dealing
with the small saloons and grogshops. Lot us go to the fountain
head. Let us go to tho brewery,
my friends." "All right," chimed
in nn old soaker from a back seat,
I'm with you."
LOCAL AUD JIENEBAL HEWS.
(From Daily Columbian. May I.)
PlajiS woro llyine; nt all tho mastheads lo-dny in honor of the May Dny
festivities.
Salmon averaged 10 to tho boat Inst
night. A largo number of small spring
salmon still continue to bo caught, und
the goud work being dune by the hatchery is daily becoming moro apparent.
Tho Brunette Saw Mills aro taxed to
tlieir utmost capacity to fill orders and
latterly they hnve beun compelled to
run beth night and day to keep up
with the demand. The Brunette Co.
has lntoly started nuother logging camp
on the nortii arm of the Inlet.
A man named Robert Jackson who
was found Inst night lying on the sido-
walk in a helpless state of intoxication
appeared at the police court this morning to answer for his strange nnd un-
usunl conduct. This being Mr. Jackson's first offence ho wns dismissed
with n caution,
One of tho directors of the Gas
Compnny informed a representative of
The Columbian to-day thnt the shareholders had no desire whatever to
profit by an imperfect servico. To
give a satisfactory public sorvico, and
to honestly fulfil nil contracts, is the
earnest intention of the company.
Mr. Frank Winaus, with a rillo,
stood oft'a gnug of 'ido fiat jumpers a
fdw evenings Bince. They tried to
take his claim on the fiats. He tired
onco and then retreutod. Somebody
will yot be killed while trying to possess themselves of proyerty which belongs to the state or tho city. Tlio
tido flats seem to be common plunder.
— Whatcom Reveille.
provinoe und elsewhere. His taking
nwny ere Ms prime will be a loss to the
church of which ho was nn active,
faithful nud efficient pastor, and to
otery good work to which he lent his
earnest efforts. He has entered upou
his reward. The funeral will take
place at Chilliwack to-morrow at 3 p.
in. Quite a number of the brother
ministers of the decensed will bo present os well as sovoral friends from this
city, and from settlements where he
has ministered,
Launched, on tlio Deep.
The launching of Insley & Co's.
new stern wheel steamer ttok place
between 5 and 6 o'clock this morning.
Owing to the early hour only nbout
60 spectators were present, but as fully
50 per cent, of thoso were ladies the
absence of a larger number of the
sterner sex was nut deeply felt. On
the bow of t he craft a group of Indies
wna gathered, nmong whom were Miss
Insley, Mrs. Spinks, Mrs. H. Bead
and Miss Eva Insley. When all was
clear the word was given to cut the
Hues, which was promptly doue, nnd
a moment later the vessel commenced
to move slowly down the incline. As
the bow reached tho water, and fnr the
first time cleaved the ware, Miss Eva
Insley gracefully performed the ceremony of christening with the traditional
bottle of champagne, and named the
craft "Delaware." This net was the
signal for three hearty cheers from
the spectators on shore and the guests
aboard the Bteamer. The Delaware
struck the water fairly and danced the
waves "like a thing of life." Her
beautiful model and graceful lines
were made very apparent as she lay a
short distanco from shore, floating as
buoyantly as a cork, and looking a
master piece of the ship building
science. The dimensions of the Delaware are as follows : Length, ovor all
136 feet; breadth of beam 27 feet;
depth of hold 5 feet. The saloon Is
targe, and when the furnishing is completed it will bo a cheery and comfortable apartment. The Indies cabin will
be snug und commodious in overy way.
She hns 10 staterooms, largo and airy,
which will bo handsomely fitted up.
The Delaware will bo towed to Vancouver in a tew days to receive her
machinery. The engines will bo compound, with a six foot stroke, and 12|
nnd 24 inch cylinders. The boiler is
very large und capable of producing nil
the steam necessnry to propel the
stenmer at a high rate of speed. The
Delaware hns been built expressly for
the river trade, and sho will be commanded by that veteran navigator,
Capt. Dolnwnro Insley. The Columbian wishes the new craft evory success und many prosperous voyages.
 ^	
Bev. Sir. Hcmlnw Demi.
A private telegram was recoived in
this city to-day, from Mr. A. C. Wells,
of Chilliwack, containing the sad announcement thnt Rov. R. B. Hemlaw,
who has boen seriously ill for some
time, had breathed his lust nt 5 o'clock
this morning, at tho residerioo of Mr.
Wells, his father-in-law. Robert
Bruce Hemlaw wns n native - of Nova
Scotia, and about 33 years of ngo. Ho
entered the ministry of tlio Methodist
church in 1881 shurlly afterwards
coming to this province, whore ho wus
ordained in 1885. Soon nfter his ordination his mnrringo took place, with
MiBs Lily Wells, only daughter of Mr.
A. C. Wolls, of Chilliwack. Under
tho auspices of the Methodist churoh,
Ror. Mr. Hemlnw travelled in tho upper country, and has been stationed
nt different times nt Lnngley, Maplo
Ridgo and Maple Bay (Vancouvor Island). He was appointed to Maple
Ridgo by the conference in 1887,
where lie remained, with much
acceptance, until nbout September of last year, when, Iub health breaking down under an attack of pleurisy,
he was obliged to leave his work and
repair to the interior to recuperate.
He remained iu the upper country
till about Christmas Inst, his health
apparently improving. Since that
time Mr. Hemlnw has been staying nt
the residence of Mr. Wells, at. Chilliwack.
About three weeks ago his illness took
a very severe turn and he had been
confined to his bed und in a semi-
unconscious condition most of the time
since until his doath this morning.
Mr. Hemlaw was a very energetio
worker, a most acceptable preacher,
nnd an enthusiastic temperance advocate. For two different years he hold
the position of grand chiof templar of
tho I. O. G. T. organization in this
provinco, and did much effective service for the cause. Rev. Mr, Hem-
law's untimely death will be mourned
by his young wife, a brother on this
coast, several relatives in tho cast, and
a great many warm  friends in this
THE GLAD MAY DAY.
Bcnntlful -IVcmhcr ond a Vino Parade.
The CoroliHIIon. andSubse.
qiieut  Festivities.
May Day never broke more beautifully, or gave better evidence of the
glorious weather that was to follow,
than it did this morning. The birds
wore chirping each other a cheerful
"good morning" with the first peep of
the sun over the snow-peaked mountain to the east of Pitt Lake, and
hundreds of happy children gave expression to iheir feeling of gladness,
that no delay and disappointment wns
in store, about tho snme time. By 9
o'clock flngs wero flying from every
masthead, and the street Were adorned
with beautiful little misses, dressed out
in thoir best "bib and tucker," and
looking as happy and smiling as pretty
should look, when so much pleasure is
in prospect. About noon the streets
began to assume a very animated appearance, both old, middle aged nnd
young making their appearance in large
numbers. At 1 o'clock tho gallant
Hyacks began lo assemble at their hall,
and shortly afterwards tho city bund put
in an appearance. Shortly beforo 2
o'clock the procession was formed and
moved down Columbia street in the
following order:
city hand.
caiuhaoe
Containing the Queen, Queen-Elect nnd
Muids of Houor.
nYACK FIllE COMPANY
Under Chief Ackerman nnd Asst.-Chief
Dickinson.
cnir.nRKiT,
Tho route followed was by the wny
of Oolumbin, Douglas and Agnes Btreets
to the cricket grounds. All nlon'g the
routo the streets were lined with peoplo who fell iu line, nnd when the
grounds wero reached the procession
had assumed considerable proportions.
Tho line appearance made by the Hyacks, in their handsome navy blue and
white uniforms and military caps, wub
the subject of many flattering remarks,
especially from the ladies. On reaching the grounds tho Queen, Miss Adelaide Ross, ascended the throne, followed by the queon-olect, Miss Maud
Hatherly, and the four maids of honor,
Miss Bella Ewen,MissEmily Gardiner,
Miss Lome Robb and Miss Adelaide
Ewen. When all had been nicely arranged the queen, Miss Ross, rose and
delivered the following speech :
Dear Sister:—It is my pleasing
duty to-dny to greet you with royal
welcome as my successor—the queen
of the May. The year that is past haB
been ono of pence and prosperity
throughout my realms, and I have to
thank all theso my loyal subjects for
their unchanging devotion. Beforo
us lies tho unknown futuro, over whose
destinies it will be your good forlune
to prcsidu, and 1 counsel you to let
your throne be graced with the charm
of justice, and to sway with moderation the sceptre that is now tu bo placed
in your hands. To the Hyacks,
my faithful counsellors, I beg to return
most grateful thanks for their unswerving fidelity, aud with loving memories
I commend them to your loyal confidence. They have chosen you from
nmong the fairest of the land as worthy
of the honor of being their queen; and
you need not fear, for their loyalty
and devotion will never grow weary.
This crown (taking the crown nnd
placing it on tho head of the queen-
elect) is the emblem of your queenly
oflice: wear it wilh dignity, my royul
sistor, and receive now tho pledge of
my loving dovotion (kisses the queen).
Hyacks, behold your new queen!
After the applause had died away
tho May Queen mndo the following
pretty reply :
Dear Sister:—Tho floral crown
which you have just placed upon my
head is the emblem of authority, but
it shall be my aim to defend my throno
and govern my faithful subjects by the
influence of that mighty sceptre—love.
To-day you linve kindly endorsed tho
choico of my true nnd gallant Hyacks,
whoso courage nnd devotion is known
nnd appreciated the length and breadth
of this glorious realm. To each and
evory one of my loving subjects hore
assembled, I wish a day full of joy nnd
happiness; and muy our hearts be as
light and merry as the little birds
which now fill the air with bright and
cheerful spring timo annus. Lot us
now away to tho Muy Polo where we
shall gi.'o expression lo i'Ur happy emotions in such amusements and pleasures
as aro appropriate to the merry May
Day, and in keeping with the dignity
of our? crown.
This graceful speech was received
with grent enthusiasm nnd the band
played "God save the Queen," while
tho crowd cheered right heartily.
Dancmg round the may polo then followed, nnd great wns the scramble
among tho children to secure a portion
of the coveted ribbon. The Hyacks
went everywhere, loaded with bags of
oranges, cakes, nuts and confectionaey.
which wore distributed regardless of
economy. The Bet of honor was then
formed, and, led by Mias Maud Hatherly, the queen, and Miss Ross, the
ex-queen, tho dnnoing commenced.
Races, games and other amusements,
which delighted tho youngsters, were
next in order, and continued for a
couple of hours.
The queen, ex quoon and maids of
honor were all most charmingly
drossed, and when sentcd on tho throne
they presented a very pretty pioture.
ThiB evening a grand dance at Horring's
Opera House will conclude the May
Day Festivities.
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WERSTRK'S RLOCK (UP-STAIKS),
Front Street,   -   New Westminster.
HAVING   JUST   OPENED IN THB
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 work-*
men; satisfaction guaranteed.
Estimates furnished forGalvanlzed Iron
Cornice, Roofing, Plumbing, Gas-fitting,
Steam and Hot water Heating, Ac.
uarEntrnnce to premises on Mary St.,
ln rear of Bank of B. C, dwinhOto
Samuel Mellard,
HARDWARE
MERCHANT,
WESTMINSTER STREET,
CENTREVILLE,  B. C»
Dealer In Cutlery, Earthenware,
Books, Stationery and Medicines.
Land Agent, Conveyancer, and
Notary Pnbllc.
Agent for "The Columbian."
Post Oflico Address, Ohilliwhack.
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Baok of Montreal.
ESTABLISHED 1818.
CAPITA! (all paid up),
REST,
$12,000,01
6,000,61
Head Office, • Montreal.
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G. A. DRUMMOND, EBO..-Vloe-Pr08ldent
W. J. IITJCHANAN-Genernl Mnnnger.
HAVE    MUNCHES    IN    LONDON.
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tho principal cities nnd towns fn Canada.
Intorost allowed on special deposits.
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Manager, Vnncouvor.
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Sub-Agent, Now Westminster.
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FOR SPRING AND SUMMER.
Opp. Oolonial Hotel
Columbia St.,   -   Nuw Westminsteb.
dwmhffito
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CHOICE
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And PROVISIOITS.
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DRYCOODS
AND FURNISHINGS.
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LUNDBOHM'S BLOOK,
Columbia Hired,       New Westminster.
noldwly .Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, May 8,
LOCAL AND GENERAL NEWS.
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(From Daily Columbian, May 2.)
,   Salmon  wore  more  plentiful  last
night than for several days paat.
A solitary and penitent drunk suffered the UBual fino at the polioe court
■jris morning.
A carload of wheel-barrows arrived
yesterday for Mr. Jas. Leamy, contractor for grading the Southorn railwoy
ine.
The street cleaners have done splendid work this week, and our streets
low present a clean and respectable
appearance.
1 An 800 lbs. sturgeon decorated
Vianen's fish house yesterday. This
.s the largest fish caught in the Fraser
"or nearly a year.
The str. Irving left for Chilliwack
.his morning with 40 passengers and
!5 tons of freight. A large number
f the passengers were booked fnr
Chilliwack, where they went to be
. 'resent at the funeral of the late Bev.
Mr. Hemlnw, which took placo this
ifternoon.
Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Mayor
lendry dined the May Queen, ei-
lueon and innids of honor after the
Listivities at the cricket grounds had
fieen concluded. Tho Hyacks, who
i.scorted tho royal party to the house.
Irere invited in and treated most hos
Wtably by Mayor Hendry.
J The water oart made its appearance
.'■esterday and kicked up a fearful dust,
((.'he rain to-day ably seconded the efforts of the sprinkler, and if tho contractor can manage with this assistance,
Rendered gratis, to keep the dust in
(land the $150 per month, votod for
huieting the uneasy soil, will be eon-
liderered well spent.
i Messra. Bourchier & Higgins, in
December 1888, purchased six lots in
(he cily of New Westminster, paying
■ herefor the sum of $60 each, or a
fotal of §540. Yesterday they succeeded in disposing of these identical
{ots for $2000; an advance of $1460,
]ir about 300 per cent. Westminster
|oust be booming. —CMonisf.
The captain of the steamer Rainbow
formed us Inst night that he towed
ho   disabled   steamer  Amelin  from
Ihemainus tn Viotoria. The trip oc-
|':upicd from Saturday night till Sun-
lay morning. He said the roports
ibout the damage were not at all ex-
.ggerated, as the machinery was total-
;y smnshed, and tho boat would be
|\nder repairs for some time.—Courier
A man named Miller was drowned
(jit Seattle last Friday. Deceased waB
i man about 40 years of age, and was
ij)f light complexion—hair and moua
''ache. He was of stout build and
I ather neatly attired. On the remains,
[Which were afterwards removed to
, ;'horey & Co.'s establishment at 2.30
'u. in , were found a check book on the
Bank of Montreal at New Westminster
Mth two stubs, one dated April 13,
ft.889, and marked Trapp, and the other
vith no dato, marked $30 and signed
', ?hU*ips, a purse, a pair of cuff buttons
•"(■nd a ring of keys.
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61 An Unwelcome Guest.—Disease in
'ony of its myriad forms is novor welcome,
jf find the ond of its visit is always rejoiced
it. Burdock Blood Bitters cures all
diseases of the stomach, liver, bowels
•md blood, giving life aud hope with
[ivory dose.
noninjury Bay Baptism.
|'i The largest gathering ever convened
I 'it Boundary Bay Sohool house met on
■'-Sabbath last to listen to a sermon by-
lij.'ev. W. H. Porter, of London, Ont.,
[I .nd to witness tho first Christian bap-
lji'iam by immersion on the Delta. The
|i lay was beautiful and the services
| '-ere deeply interesting and impressive
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The Vun luven Fund.
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1 ' Two well known ladies have formed
[• .liemselves into a committee   to  dis-
Jhose of Tbe Columbian fund in aid of
lyio distressed Van Luven family.    On
t,| ucsiiay a quantity of groceries, jellies,
i'osh meat, etc., were sent over to the
iimily, and in  a   fow  days   the  ro-
'winder of the amount collected will
tie expended   in  purchasing  certain
\ ecessaries for which tho children have
(.3011 suffering.   The subscriptions now
»mount to $36.
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Went lo Headquarters.
I'■'. Thia morning a drunken fisherman
.'.'imbed up   to   Mr.   Thos.   Mowat's
iV.lici'f undor the impression that the
J-ii speotor's offico was a sort of fisher-
Iran's home, and lay down on the floor
/id went to sleep.   His slumbers wero
[lon disturbed and he was ordered to
avo, whioh request was politely but
Irmly refused.   The police were culled
fid marched him to the lookup, where
i gave vent to the Inrgo quantity of
tiiskey stored in him by singing "Tho
'tweet Bye and Bye," in   tones  loud
hough to disturb the officials  in  the
i'lvernmont offices across   the   street
Vol. Prior's Iti'iincm.
•Col. Prior, M. P., had an interview
ith Sir John Macdonald a few days
o and urged the granting of a subtly to the Victoria, Siinnich and New
-"estininstor Railway and Forry Oo.
'he proposed line will run from Vic-
' rin almost due north tn Shonl Hnr-
ftr, a distaneo of twonty miles; thenco
forry will run to Point Roberts on
'jo mainland, from which place lines
(ful oxtond to Vanoouvor, Westminster
Id Blaino, Washington Territory,
jjio ciunpnny nsk for a subsidy of $(!,-
10 a milo for the railway and 830,000
»ear for twenty years to maintain tho
pry system.
Houllicru Hallway Grading.
The grnding of the Southern Railway line continues to mako most satisfactory progress. Seven and a half
miles of the rond bed are now ready
for the rails, and besides this a large
amount of ditching has been accomplished to drain marshy spots along the
right of way. Another engineering
party leaves on Saturday to work on
the section adjoining the international
boundary, and the graders will attack
this Inst division na soon as the work
is prepared from them. Mr. B. Douglas, president of the Southern Railway, inspected the work on Tuesday,
and expressed great satisfaction with
the manner and rapidity in which it is
being performed. The force of men
employed    numbers  something  over
600.
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The Mny Day llnnec.
Herring's Opera House presented a
pretty scene last night when the music
struck up for the first dance. The
floor was covered with firetty little
misses who ran hither and thither
anxiously looking for a partner to
guide them through the terpsichorean
exercises. The little boys were more
shy, and it was only after some laborious coaxing that a few of them were
persuaded to take the floor. The
May queen and ex-queen, who wore
caviliered by the chief and assistant
chief of the fire department, led off
the dance. Other dances followed in
rapid succession till 10 o'clock, when
tho little ones were bundled home and
tho "youth and beauty" of the Royal
City took the floor and continued the
ball with untiring energy for a few
hours longer. The manner in which
the whole arrangements of the day
were cariied out reflects the highest
credit on tho executive ability of the
Hyaoks, and to them the public generally nre indebted for the many
pleasures so heartily enjoyed. Well
done Hyacks!
Tho Opera House was generously
placed at the ubo of the Hyacks, free
of cost, by Mr. A. M. Herring, the
proprietor. The Gas Co. kindly furnished the gas free.
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A IMirercnt Statement.
In reference to the item in Thb Columbian of the 30th inst., headed "A
Bad Case," Ah Foo, whose name appears in it, supplies us with the following statement, which places the matter
as fnr as he is concerned in a much
different light:
The woman Ah Moy is not, as stated, a h»lf breed, but is a China woman,
tho wifo of a Ohinaman who is at present awny on a visit to China. The
information laid by me against her waB
on account of her wrongfully keeping
cert»in articles and money given to
her to be given to her hnsband, to be
taken by him to China, and was only
withdrawn upon full restitution being
made, and not as suggested becnuse
the charge could not be proved. The
assnult ease at present pending arose,
as far as I am aware of the facts, as
follows: The complainant with another
Chinaman was left in oharge of the
defendant's store, and upon the lntter's
return the other two left and shortly
after the defendant discovered that a
pair of pants and a watch were missing.
Ho thereupon found the complainant,
who nccused the other man of
stealing them, and promised to
help to find him. After an unavailing
search he denied his former statement
and said he knew nothing about it and
a quarrel ensued, during which the
alleged assault took plaoe. These
shortly are the facts, and as far as 1
know the woman has nothing to do
with the case.
LOCAL ANO JiMERAL NEWS.
(.From Daily Columbian, May 3.)
Over au inch of rnin fell last  night.
The Dominion Illustrated of April
27th, is a bright number, containing
many portraits of Canadian notables
and several fino landscape sketches,
The carload of wheelbarrows that
arrived yesterday for the Southern
Railway contractors, was imported by
H. T. Read & Oo. the well known
hardware merchants.
Evory member of the legal profession, with one exception, was present
at the police court this morning when
the assault case, McColl vs. Gold, was
in progress. The court room waB as
closely packed as it usually is during
the assizes.
The str. Emma brought up a monster boom of logs thiB morning for lhe
Brunette Saw Mills. The tide began
to turn when the tow was opposite the
city, and the Emma was forced to tie
up and wait for Black water before
completing her trip.
Mr. W. Howay laid on our table
this afternoon a beautiful rose, of the
La France variety, in full bloom. Mr.
Howay states that it waB grown in his
garden on Fortesquo Btreet and in a
few days the bush will bo covered
with these beautiful flowers.
The subscriptions to the May Day
dance amounted to $247, tho largest
since the day was first celebrated at
WestminBter. The finance committee
so ably conducted their arrangements
that a handsome surpluB has been
placed in the coffers of the Hyaoks.
The monster sturgeon on view at
Vianen's fish market, yesterday, will
be cut up, suited, barreled and sent to
Montreal to tickle the palates of the
denizens of Canada's greatest city.
The fish measures 11 feet 8 inches in
length and 5 feet in circumference.
Its weight is 840 lbs.
The nominations for reeve and
councillors for the Delta municipality
take place on Monday next at the
town hull at Ladner's Landing. The
elections, if any, will take place on the
following Thursday. Mr. John Kirkland is spoken nf as a probablo candidate for the reevesKip.
The Quebec Chronicle in speaking of
Messra. Hill & Co., of this city says:
One of the partners is a young Que-
becer, Mr. Herbert G. Ross, to whom
we wish every success in his new home.
Parties in Canada can be congratulated
at having such an agency in British
Columbia to entrust their business to,
Mr. A. J. McColl, barrister, was assaulted last night by Edward Gold in a
seemingly most cowardly manner. The
facts as related by Mr.McColl aro as follows: Ho was returning home after a
hard day's works at the assizes, and
when almost opposite Mr. H.' V.
Edmond's residence he was suddenly
struck from behind, the blow falling
heavily on the back of his head. Mr.
MoColl was partially stunned by the
blow, and beforo he had time to recover the blows woro repeated, following each other iu rapid succession.
The night wns dark and Mr. MoColl
could not distinguish whether or not
more than ono person was engaged in
the assault. Thinking he wnB assailed
by footpads he called for help and ran
in tho direction of Blackwood slreet,
at the corner of which he met Mr. J.
0. Armstrong and two men. A mo-
moot later Edward Gold came up and
attempted to repeat the assault, but
was prevented from doing so by Mr.
Armstrong and the othor poopio who
had been nttraotcd by the sounds of
the disturbance. It was not until
Guld inline, under the gas light that
Mr. McColl loarnod who his assailant
wns. A warrant wns immediately
issued for Gold's arrest, nnd Mr.
Morosby took the caae in hand and
served it. At the police court this
morning Mr. Bolo, Q.C., appeared for
the prosecution, nud naked thnt tho
onse be remanded till to-morrow, as
Mr McColl was busy with the assizes.
Onpt. Pittendrigh, tho presiding magistrate, granted the remand nnd Gold
was held in bail to appear, The assault arose out of a difficulty in settle-
ing somo legal matters.
Children Cry for
I'ersonal.
Mies Sarah McOutcheon, of Chilliwack, is visiting frionilB in tho city.
Rev. W. H. Portei, of London,
Out, who hns been the guest of Mr.
A. J. Hill, O.E., for tho Inst two
months, left for homo to-dny, via Port-
laud. Tho rev. gentleman carried
with him very favorable impressions
of tlm kindness and hospitality of the
people of tyeslminster, nnd also of tho
climate, resources and prospeuts of tho
country.
Severely Burned.—"1 burnt my
hand severely, and did not know what
to do till a friend ran in with somo Hagyard's Yellow Oil and applied it, and it
drew out the pain and healed it in a few
days. I would not be without it." Mary
Lepard, SO Cecil st,, Toronto.
The Mission Bridge.
Advices from St. Mary's Mission
state that the contractors for the O. P,
R. railway and traffio bridge have
about 125 mon on the works. Seven
of the piers and the piling for the approach on tho right bank of the river
are completed. It is expected that
the hutments, with thoir stone fillings,
will be completed next week. The
water is fast rising in the Fraser and
it is expected that operations on the
bridge works will have to bo suspended
in consequence for a short timo.
Pitcher's Castoria.
Serious Accident.
Yesterday afternoon W. E. Dickinson, the teamster, met with a very
serious accident. He aud a number
of men wore dragging a wagon out of
a rut it had got into, and whon the
tongue of the wagon was swung
round it struck Dickinson with sufficient violence to knock him down.
Ab bad luck would have it, Dickinson
fell on a heap of bottles, und his hand
coming in contact with a pieco of
broken glass a very deep and dangerous wound was inflicted. Dr. Cooper
was visitod and the damaged hnnd received the necessary attention.
A "Boom" In Canneries.
Dr. Russ, who has been up north for
the past three years, and who has just
returned to San Franoisoo on the U.S.
steamer Pinta, referring to the salmon
fisheries of Alaaka, informed a press
representative that owing to the romarkablo Balmon catch a year ago there
is a veritable "boom" in eanncrios this
year. At the mouth of almost every
river there is a cunning establishment,
The rivers aro almost alivo with fish,
and iu nil probability the catch this
year will bo nn enormous one. ln
Ward's cove and Laugow's narrows n
gentleman stated thnt tho stream is
like a solid mass of salmon, thoy are
so numerous.
The Knilml Uli'inner's Ml.Iiap.
A telegraphic despatch from Port
Townsend wns l'ocei.ud in this ciiy
yesterday nfternoon contnining tho
information thnt the Hteamor North
Paoifio had met wilh nu nccideut to
her machinery, nnd that tho Olympian
would leave nt 0 o'clock with tho Pacific's passengers on board for Viotoria.
On the nrrivnl of tho Olympinn very
meagre pnrtioulnrs of tho nature of lho
accident could be obtained, tho only
information volunteered being that
tho Nortii Pncifio ran ashore nt
Croo Point, nbout midway betweon
Seattle nnd Taoomn, shortly beforo 0
o'clock yeateniny morning, on her 10-
turn trip to Victorin. The Olympian
caught up her piissongiTs but did not
bring over nny of tlio freight due by
the .North Paoifio,—Thursday's Colonist.
.ioliiinie McLeod, one of the victims
of the High Bind' tragedy, succumbed
to bis wounds at the general hospital
nt Winnipeg, Wednesday morning.
The Queen-* Hotel.
This fine hostelry, which so long remained vacant, has at last been opened for the reception of guests, under
the management of Miller & Co. Situated on Columbia street, only a block
from the most central business portion
of the city, and overlooking the bread
Fraser, its position is excellent and attractive. The building iB of briok and
Btone, handsome in design, and convenient and comfortable in all its arrangements. The main entrance faces
Columbia street, but there is also a
side entrance on Clement street. The
office and reading room, though small,
are neat and cheerful in appearance,
and give a general impression of
homelike comfori. Tho dining room
is handsomely furnished, and the shining silverware and snowy linen give
this department the appetizing effect
desired. The culinary department
is presided over by a chef of
some distinction, but the cooking
speaks for itself. The billiard room ia
not yet furnished, but will be in a
few days with both billiard and pool
tables. The stairways and corridors
are broad, richly carpeted and well
lighted. The bedrooms, 45 in number,
are all neatly furnished and are as
cozy and well kept as any one would
wish. Bath rooms are conveniently
placed on each flat. The ladies' parlor
contains both a piano and organ and is
in every way a very handsome room,
On the whole, the Queens Hotel is well
and thoroughly appointed, and it is
certain to become a popular stopping
place with the travelling public.
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Protestant Orphans' Home.
The sixteenth annual report of the
British Oolumbia Protestant Orphans'
Home, at Victoria, has been issued.
ThiB worthy institution is supported
by voluntary contributions, and the
committee of management report that
the support received last year has been
most liberal, and that the efficiency of
the home has been well maintained
During the year ten children have
been admitted, principally fiom Nanaimo and the mainland. The number in the home at present is thirty-
two; seventeen boys and fifteen girls,
The treasurer's statement shows the
year's income to have been $2,924.80,
whioh the committee point out is larger than usual, several large donations,
aB well as bequests from friends of the
home having been received. The ex
penditure fur maintenance, etc.,
amounted to $1,792.84. The management uf the home by the matron, Mrs.
Walker, the committee state, has been
most satisfactory. The household arrangements have received the careful
attention of the ladies' committee,
whose aim haB been to provide a com
fortable and cheerful home for the
children, and at the same time to practice economy in the expenditure.
Plans have beon prepared for urgently required additions to the building,
the estimated cost of whioh is $2,600,
which will absorb the greater portion
of the funds on hand. The committee gratefully acknowledge numerous
contributions from kind friends from
all parts of the province, a list of which
is annexed to the report. In conclusion the committee desire to render
heartfelt thanks to Almighty God, who
has been graciously pleased to bless and
prosper tho institution, and they pray
that all efforts made for tho care of
the destitute children may be acoom
paniedbyHis blessing. The report
is signed by J. H. Lawson, hon.   sec
The Last lilies.
The funeral of the lato Rev. R. B.
Hemlaw took place yestorday from the
residonoe of Mr. A. C. Wells, at Chilliwack and was attended by a large
number of people from all parts of the
community, where the deceased gentle-
man was well known and universally
respected and esteemed. The assemblage was further increased hy the arrival of representatives from Maple
Ridge, (Mr. Hemlaw'e last pastoral
charge), and from the grand lodge of
the I.O.G.T., in which the deceasod
held the office of Paat Worthy G.C.T.
All the ministers of the Methodist
church in the district who could possibly reach Chilliwack in time were
alio present to show their last token
of affeotlon for their departed brother
and co-worker. The funeral procession left the liouse at 3 p. ni., and was
mot on the wny by the membors of tho
local lodge of Good Templars and escorted to tho churoh at Centerville,
whero a short but most impressive service, in which Rev. Messrs. Tate,
Hall, O. M. Tato, S. J. Thompson nnd
J. H. Whito tqok part, was hold. Rev.
E. Robson, president of tho B. C. conference of the Methodist church, delivered a brief address, dwelling upon
the consecrated and unselfish life just
closed, and exhorting nil prosont, especially tho young, to imitate the devotion to God and to His work which
wns so conspicuous a characteristic of
tho departed. As lho long procession
moved slowly towards the cemetery,
the rain, whioh had kept off all
day, began to descend and throughout the solemn service at tho grave
tho warm spring drops continued to
full softly upon the casket, and upon
the bowed heads of those preaent,
bringing to many minda tho awoot old
English proverb, "Blessed nro the
dead whom the rnin fulls on." Rev,
R. B. Hemlaw was a good, pure and
upright man, whose momory will be
cherished by all who knew him. The
province has too few of such, and
his early doath is a loss that will bo
severely felt, especially by this branch
of tho church to which he bolonged.
Strong: Resistance.—A healthy human body has Btrong powora of resistance
ngninst disease, but whoro weakness or
lack of tono exists disease quickly assails
it. Keep the syatom clean, tho blood
pure nnd tho vitnl powers vigorous nnd
notivo by the uso of Burdook Blood Bit-
tors, tho truo vitnlizcr and restorative.
Police Court.
Beloro P. McTlernnn, W. D.Ferris, nnd
Captain Pittendrigh, J. P's.
Edward Gold, charged with lying in
wait for A. J. McColl and striking him
from behind and while in a dazed
condition did strike and greviously
wound him, pleaded not guilty,
A. J. McColl, sworn, Baid, I know
Edward Gold, I remember the evening
of May 1st; was returning home about
9,30 o'clock; the uight waa dark; when
nearly opposite Mr. McNamara's residence I was conscious some person or
porsons ahead of me turned round and
came towards me, but I paid no attention to the fact; whoever it waB, he
passed close to mo on the left side;
after the person had passed the next
moment 1 leceived n vory severe blow
from behind, striking me below the
left ear; all this without n word having
beon said; the result of the blow was to
temporarily daze me, and when in this
condition I was conscious uf blows still
raining in upon me from behind; waa
conscious of something being said
about 'fixing me' about some court
work; I did not recognize the voice and
I could not see whether I was attacked
by one or more persons, armed or unarmed. I broke away as Boon as I
could and ran in the direction of town
calling for help. Near the corner of
Blackwood Btreet I met two gentlemen;
before speaking to them I heard the
accused, who had followed down, calling, "I will teach you to bring an action
against my mother"; then I recognized
who my assailant wns; I told the gentlemen at tho corner Edward Gold had
struck me with a club; Mr. J. C. Armstrong cume up and prevented Gold
from renewing the assault, which he
attempted to do. The crystal in my
watch wns broken during the sssault;
I think the acoused waa deliberately
lying in wait for me; the assault was
entirely without warning. Cross-examined by Mr. Townley : I have acted as solicitor for the accused; I havo
ordered him out ef my oflice on two
occasions-, I have used very strong
language towards him.
Dr. DeWolf Smith sworn: I know
Mr. McColl; he consulted me ptofes-
sionally yesterday afternoon; I examined hlm nnd found a considerable
swelling on the head behind and above
the left ear, which seemed quite painful; there wbb nlso a similar swelling
lower down on the same side; there
was a slight abrasion of the skin a
little below and behind the ear; there
was also a swelling behind the right
ear; I should certainly say the injuries were serious; I should call the injuries bodily harm; the blow behind
the left ear would be likely to partially stun Mr. McColl.
Dr. 0. J. Fagan sworn; I exomined
Mr. McColl, professionally, last evening, and found wounds en his head;
the wounds may yet prove serious to
Mr. McColl; if the blow had been
given more behind it might have
proved fatal; the blows must have
been given from behind; I would say
the wounds were given by a closed fist
or a blunt instrument.
This concluded the eyidenco for the
proaecuiion and Mr. Bole askod that
the caae be tried summarily.
Mr. Townleycalledtheaccused to the
witness box and Mr. Bole objected ou
the grounds that in the case of an aggravated assault all evidence could be
adduced except that from Ihe accused
himself. Mr. Bole asked tho bench
to decide whether the case was aggravated or common assault on the
evidence ao fnr adduced.
After consultation the bench decided the case was aggravated assault.
Mr. Townley: "Then I ask that
the accused bo indicted nnd sent up for
trial."
Mr. Bole: "I certainly object to
this; the law on the subject is ao plain
that you really hnvo only ono course
to pursue."
Prisoner: "Then that closua my
mouth. I want to make a statement
under onth."
The Benoh: "We cannot tnko your
stntentent under onth, but if you wish
you can mnke any stntement you wish."
Prisoner: "That would avail me
nothing."
The court ndjourned for 5 minutes
to consider the case, nnd ou resuming
Oapt. Pittendrigh snid the assnult hnd
been committed in a most cownrtlly
manner, and as a fine would be no
punishment tho bench had decided to
impose a sentence of one months imprisonment.
The prisoner was then removed to
the provincial gnol and tho court adjourned.
Personal.
Jas. MacLaren, D. MaoLnron and
L. G. Little, of Iho Ross-MacLnron
Lumber Co., are in tho city on business connected with the building of
their new mills,
His Honor Lieutenant-Governor
Nelson and Mr*. Nelson arrived from
Victorin yesterduy nnd went in Mr.
Abbott's private car up lo Agassiz.
Thoy will reside nt Harrison Hot
Springs for n few  days.
Mr. Amos Bowman arrived yesterday from Ottawa nnd left in the afternoon on the S. S. Premier for Portland, Oregon. On his return ho will
commence the exploration of tho Westminster district for coal.—iVcurn.
Late Canadian News.
From Ocean to Ocean.— Fishermen
and miners in Nova Scotia, mechanics
and fanners in Ontario and Quebec, hunters and trappers in the Territories, nnd
gold miners in British Columbia, use nnd
prniso Hagyard's Yollow Oil, the great
internal and oxtornnt remedy for all pain.
It cures rheumntisin, neuralgia, sore
throat nnd croup, nml is tho roTianco of
thousands.
L. A. Hamilton, 0, P. R. lnnd commissioner, says there will bo no loud
for homeateading next yoar in Manitoba, so rapidly has lho ground boon
taken up this spring. During April
just closed, the company disposed of
50,000 noroa more land than thoy Bold
in the wholo yonr of 1887.
A big railway deal is on between the
Manitoba & Northwestern Road and
the Northern Paciiic & Manitoba. It
is said the two roads will be consolidated to tight the Oanadian Pacific.
A. Ashley, exreeveofThurlow,Ont.,
Wednesday recovered $5,000 damage-.
from a neighbor named Benton for
criminally knowing Mrs. Ashley and
alienating her affections from her husband.
The body of an unknown man wai
found Wednesday night at Fort Rouge
with a bullet through his head and a
revolver by his side. Ic is thought it
is a case of suicide, but his identity is
a mystery.
Robert Mackenzie, secretary-treasurer of the Wellington, Ont., Agricultural Society, has disappeared. The
books of the society allow a shortage
of $1,200. An investigation will be
instituted immediately.
The remains of two more charred
victims of the G. T. Railway disaster
have been Identified. Those taken
away were Morgan R. Soullen, of Chicago, and H. L. Hall, a retired merchant of Evansville, Ind. Mrs. Geo.
Grummetts was aent to Chicago to-day.
It is almost certain that Charles J. O.
Fraser, of Toronto; J. L. Curnick, of
Chicago; J. B. Sterns, of Camden,
Mo., Frederick Duthie and wife, of
Kansas City, are among the dead.
Duthie and wife were expected at New
York on Sunday. A locket belonging
to Duthie was identified by his brother.
The thirteen dead are therefore accounted for, leaving six bodiea yet to
be identified, A thorough search of
unclaimed baggage reveals tho following names: H. Levi, Chicago; Mrs.
Smith (no address); Oapt. Butler,
Cook county insnne asylum, Chicago;
Randall Orr, Omaha. At the coroner's
inquest last night, Capt. Hnll and
David Walker, of Toronto, testified
that at the time of the accident the
train wns not making more thnn 25
miles un hour.
Meteorological Observations    at   New
Westminster for April, 1889.
Mean temperature  61.8
Above  April mean    0.4
Highest max .'. 71.0
Lowest min ■.. 35.0
Mean of max  (11,1
Mean of min  42.5
Rainfall in inches  2.69
Below April   mean    0.49
Days rain fell     12
Greatest day's fall  0.90
Cloudy days       8
Partially cloudy     20
Clear       2
Windiest day in miles    139
Calmest,   "        "        46
Total miles of wind 2520
Highest Barometer 30.24
Lowest        "  29.39
Halos      12
Temperature of river  53.0
21st,   lightning and   thunder; Ilth
nnd 19th, frost ou the ground.
A. Peele, Capt'n.
Quick Time—48 Hours.—"I always
uso Hagyard's Pectoral Balsam for colds
and it cannot bo beaten. It hns nlwnys
cured me within 48 hours, wliich no other
medicine will do; I nlways keep a bottlo
by me." These words from Chester Miller, Lieury, Out., prove the eiliency of a
popular preparation.
BULL CALVES.
A FEW CHOICE THOROUGHBRED
Shorthorn nnd very liij*li Grit-i*'Bull
Calves for Hate, nt, prices from 6*15 to
8*0.
J. 1). PEMBERTON.
GoriKnit's Stock Fnrm.
TnhS7*,vtc Vlctoiiu, B. C.
DRESSMAKING
At miss jpixxjiStiS',
(IjAtb of England)
Corner of Church itn.l ("I'hiinbiit Nirnets,
NEW WESTMINsTEK.
■MTMiUNfitclinn irmirnrM-*i-ii.       iiwf-**7t0
THE WESTMINSTER
PoultryYards
JOHN S. COX, Prop.
l.lKhl llrnlnnns.
Partridge Cochhlns-t
Plymouth Hocks,
White fate ISI'k Spanish
White Crested, BUck   and Golden
Polandi*
Uoudanii      Sllvcr-penciIUil    Ham*
burg*.
Black, Red and Pitt Games.
Toulouse Gecte,      Rouen Ducks.
My Yards nre open for Inspection.
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r *• Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Mny 8. 1880.
The Winnipeg Commercial thus
compliments the British Columbia
boards of trade, nnd our own board
particularly : The advantage arising
from tho work of well organized and
active boards of trade was recently
demonstrated in the case of the (j.
P. R. bridge across the Fraaer River
in British Oolumbia. The 0. P. II.
Oo. recently commenced tho construction of a bridge across the
Eraser River at Mission Station, a
point on its main line east of Vancouver, where connection is to be
mado with a road running south to
Puget Sound. .Plans wore prepared
for a bridge with a draw span of
only sixty feet. This soon came to
the knowledge of the New Westminster board of trade, and a vigorous protest was at once made. New
Westminster is, of courso, the city
most directly interested in tho free
navigation of the Fraser river. It
was pointed out that so narrow a
span in the bridge would be a serious
impediment to navigation and a
dangerous obstruction to place across
the river. The 0. P. R. Oo. at first
declined to change the plans of the
bridge, and then sought a compro
mise. But the board remained firm,
and insisted that the draw should
be not less than 100 feet. The Victoria and Vancouver boards of trade
followed up the action of the Westminster board. An appeal was
made to Ottawa, and it is now announced that the O.P.R. has been
obliged to give in to the demands otthe boards. But for the timely
action of the boards of trade, it is
more than probable that a bridge
would have been built across the
river which would have proved a
serious obstruction to navigation.
Civic corporations cannot be de
pended upon to look sharply after
the many questions of this nature
which are continually arising, and
besides in nine cases out of ten, a
board of trade will carry more
weight in a matter of this nature
than a town council. Town councils
are often the result of wire pulling
and political scheming, while this
is not the case with a board
of trade. The latter is invariably composed of the representative men. of a place, while the former frequently is not. The board
of trade is therefore as a rule better
qualified to give an intelligent and
unbiassed decision upon questions,
than is the average civic council.
British Oolumbia is to be congratulated upon her thoroughly organized
and energetically conducted boards
of trade.
Mr. Slaven, president of the
American Dredging Company, which
has had a largo contract on tho
Panama canal, has just returned to
New York from Paris, whither he
went to meet the directors and
stock-holders of the canal company,
says an exchange. In an interview
with a Herald reporter he gave some
interesting information concerning
M. DeLesseps' "great ditch." The
amount so far spent on the canal,
he says, is about $250,000,000, and
to show for this thero is only about
fifteen miles of completed work,
thirty feet deep, on the eastern end,
and the uncompleted Oulebra cut,
The latter is the sticking point, the
highest point of the cut being over
three hundred feet above sea level,
and the amount of work yet to be
done in it enormous. The French
engineers made a sad mistake in
their calculations as to the slope
which it would be necessary to give
the banks of the cut. It was soon
found that the earth would not
stand at the angle allowed it, and
the result is that the amount of excavation necessary is just twice
what it was first estimated at. Into
the Oulebra cut the company's
money has been poured like water,
and much of it has been wasted.
The French nre magnificent engineers, Mr. Slaven snys, but on tho
Isthmus they have been hampered
in every possible way by red-tapeism.
Under the bureau system there are
about seven chiefs and sub-chiefs tn
every laborer, and the maintenance
of Buch a start' haa ulone coat hundreds of thousands of dollars. In
the care of the plant, moreover, tho
utmost carelessness has been shown.
Acres of machinery, much of which
Has never been used, is rusting away
without any effort being made to
protect or save it. Tho canal can
be completed, Mr. Slaven says, for
about 8200,000,000 moro, but the
money is not forthcoming: Not that
the French people have lost faith in
M. DeLesseps, but their savings are
all gone, and they have no more to
invest in shares. The, original company represented them; the second
one represents the capitalists. The
latter, with the Credit Fonoier at
their head and the Oomptoir d'Es-
compte at their backs, would probably have been able to raise the funds
required for the completion of the
work, but just as the arrangements
were being made the failure of the
oopper syndicate shook the French
banks to their foundations, and the
scheme has been dropped for the
present. "There are no more people
in France," Mr. Slaven says, "to put
money up. DeLesseps 'busted' the
small investors, and copper 'busted'
the big ones." There would seem
to be a prospect of English capi-
taliss taking hold of this abandoned
work and putting it througn—that
is, if the "Monroe doctrine" and Jim
Blaine will let 'em. In the event
of English capital actually resuscitating the scheme, some concession
would probably have to be made to
American pretensions, in the premises, in the shape of a sort of partnership in working the "big ditoh."
The Sentinel takes a hand in the
discussion as to whether Mr. Mara
acted the traitor at Ottawa, recently,
in ignoring the fact (T) that Victoria
was British Oolumbia, when the
question was before the house about
compelling the Ohina steamers to
call at Victoria. It is quite natural,
the Sentinel thinks, that Victorians
should be jealous of the interests of
their city, but that fact does not
offer any excuse for abusing any
person whom they imagine has overlooked such interests. The Sentinel.
adds: "If the Times' editor would
remember that Mr. Mara represents
a mainland constituency—not Victoria, and that he is sincere in his
desire to advance the best interests
of the province, irrespective of persons, places or things, it might assist
him in forming a more charitable
opinion of that gentleman—if charity
can exist in such a mind, Regarding the Times' opinion of Mr. Mara's
fitness for the position he holds very
little need be said. Were the writer
of the strictures upon Mr. Mara
possessed of a quota of that gentleman's brains no such screed would
have appeared in the columns of the
paper, It does not require a great
amount of brains to string together
a lot of bar-room vulgarity and
abuse, and the editor of the Times
has proven himself an adept at that
class of literature. The Sentinel
supported Mr. Mara's candidature
because we believed he was the best
man that could be procured to advance the interests of the district
and the province, and we have not
yet had cause to change that
opinion. He has shown himself
zealous at all times to promote the
welfare of the district he represents,
and in taking the stand he did on
the question at issue he has evidently done what he considered best in
the interests of the province. Had
he done otherwise he would certainly
have been recreantato tne trust reposed in him, and would then have
been open to censure for dereliction
of duty. Space will not allow a
resume of the work done by Mr.
Mara as our representative in the
house of commons, but during the
recent session he has shown himself
vastly interested in the welfare of
tbe district when by his influence
the government has appropriated
about 8200,000 for public works
alone. For these reasons, then, we
hold Mr. Mara has ably represented
the district—and the province, too,
and he can well afford to laugh at
the strictures of the Times, which
has been manifestly unfair in charging him with a betrayal of trust."
In a letter to the Buffalo Express
Oapt. Hoflmann, TJ. S. A., now stationed at Fort Niagara, says that
the desertions from the United
States army number 3,000 annually.
This would be a large number for
even a European army, but it is
simply enormous when the size of
Uncle Sam's army is taken into consideration. Tho deserters represent
one-eighth of tho whole force. Oapt.
Hoffmann attributes the frequency
of desertion to the smallness of the
pay given by the government. During his first two years each private
receives in compensation for his
services, including pay, rations, and
clothing, about 820 a month, or
sixty-seven cents a day. This, it is
needless to say, is small encouragement to young men with any ambition. One of the United States'
best soldiers once said :—"A soldier
is just liko any other mnn, nothing
more, nothing less. The poetic idea
of enfolding him in the American
flag and sending him down to oter-
nity for mure glory is all bosh. We
must at least give him something to
pay his fare." Inasmuch as the
United States spends about 824,-
000,000 niiuiiuiilly on its army and
about 880,000,000 on pensions, it
might well be said that it pays better
to be a dead or crippled soldier than
a live and sound one.
The New Haven News, speaking
of the receipt of an advertisement
from a builder written on a piece of
pine board, remarks: "Tho proofreader spent half an hour boring a
hole through it with his scissors
that he might follow instructions to
hang all 'dead' copy on the hook,
ln ordor to save time and shears,
and to keep peace in the oflice, we
would ask that our carpenter patrons
bore holes in their advertisements
before forwarding them."
Queen's
COR. COLUMBIA & VIsKHlES'T STS.,
3**Te**yvT "Westrrai-nstex, 33. O.
THE QUEEN'S IS A FINE BRIOK HOTEL, FINISHED IN
the best style and fitted with all modern conveniences, having
bath rooms and closets on every floor. It has lately been elegantly furnished throughout, and the appointments aro complete in every way.
The cuisine, under the charge of a first-class white chef, is a specialty,
and the best of everything will always be found on the table.
Tho Queen's is intended to be a superior house in every respect, and
we hope, by care and attention to the comfort and wants of guestB, to
win their appreciation.
Terras, ("fcS.OO to $3.00 per T3ay.
MILLER & CO., Proprietors.
IfcTo 33a:- eo-a.-Aectod. -wltli tlie Xloiaae.
dwraylmfl
GROCERIES
For First-class Family Groceries and Provisions, go to
SINCLAIR'S,     ■     Columbia Street.
New Goods arriving all the time. A nice lot of CHRISTIE S
CRACKERS & BISCUITS just to hand. New SYRUPS, MOLASSES, etc., etc.   Call and get prices. dwtc
The decision of Mr. Justico McCreight (the substanco of which we
publish elsewhere) in a test case before the supreme court, yesterday, in
volving the question of the city's
right to tax property taken into the
city limits under the oharter of 1888,
is, as will be seen, in favor of the
city, and against the provincial government, which claimed the right to
tax the property in question this
year, instead of the city. The decision is of more importance than
appears on the surface even, as the
question is not only one affecting
the revenue of the city, but its borrowing power as well. The government will be perfectly satisfied that
the judgment of the court has gone
in favor of the city, for, to do
them justice, they have manifested
no hostility in the matter, but
simply a desire that the point at
issue should be settled. With respect to the still further additions
made to the city limits by the amendment to the charter of last session,
it is not expected that they will be
subject to taxation by the city
until next year.
Tho council are to be commended
for their prompt and judicious action
Monday night in the matter of the expropriation of L Wolffs property
for street purposes. If not the most
important action which the council
has taken this year, it is undoubtedly one of the most important, for
the reason that no such opportunity
as tho present was ever likely to
offer again for consummating so
desirable and necessary an object as
the extension of Mackenzie street
through to Front. The lot in question was vacant, and only for a short
time; property owners on either side
were anxious for tho street extension, and volunteered to stand 84,-
000 of the cost; negotiations with
the ownor of the lot had reached a
head; and it only remained for the
council to do, as they havo done,
and accept the fairly reasonable
proposition of Mr. Wolff to take
810,500 for his lot. The deal actually costs the city only §0,500,
(probably only 86,000 will bo paid),
thus securing a most important
advantage incomparably cheaper
than there could be any hope of
doing in the future. It is a wonder
that any of the councillors should
have hesitated a moment about
settling a matter, so favorably for
the city, which should have been
settled long ago, and in any event
would havo to be dealt with some
time, and greatly to the city's
damage, had the present council
failed in their duty and shirked the
question again, which we aro happy
to announce they did not.
By the report of the council proceedings, elsewhere, it will be seen
that the street and park improvement debentures by-law has been
advanced a very considerable stage,
and also amended by the addition of
$10,000 to the amount sought to be
borrowed, making a total of $85,000.
This addition was rendered necessary
by the wise decision of the council
to expropriate L. Wolff's lot and
open Mackenzie slreet through to
Front, and will be expended as follows: 87,500 to purchase the lot
and extend ahd repair Mackenzie
street, and the remaining 82,500
making up tho round 810,000 to be
added to the appropriation for side
walks, making a total of 87,750 for
that purposo, according to the list of
estimates of proposed expenditure
under the by-law, which we publish
in a separate item in another column, This list also shows the apportionment of the proposed loan for
the various streets, ic, and an in
spection of these estimates will satisfy any one that the council are
endeavoring to do justice to all sections. We shall only refer particularly to the appropriation of 84,000
for Oolumbia street, which might be
thought by some at first sight td be
larger than was called for. This
will not appear, however, when it is
remembered that the stroet urgently
requires widening, necessitating expensive cribbing, from a point near
the Catholic church nearly up to the
Crescent, as also bridge repairing
and sidewalk improvements. Oolumbia street is the main street of
the city, and the credit of the city
is at stake in putting it and keeping it in a presentable and safe condition. The other estimates as well
show careful considerarion on the
part of the council in the city's
interest. At next meeting of the
council, as will be seen by the report,
a by-law will bo introduced to
provide for taking a vote of the
ratepayers on the. proposed loan. It
is safe to predict that the large,
majority of the ratepayers will cast
a progressive ballot and support the
measure when it is placed before
them.
Wholesale city-market.
Beet,     per 100lbs !. i 4 509 ll
Pork          "          7 60 9 8 50
Mutton      "          8 009 9 0S
Potatoes     "           609    '5
Cabbage     "          609 100
Onions      "          1009 160
Wheat        "           160® 0 00
Oats           "          1259 160
Pens            "            1609 2 00
Hnv,        per ton    12 00® 16 (10
Butter (rolls) iier »  0 28® 0 36
Cheese,             "     0 11® 0 16
Eggs,       por dor.  0 20®     25
Conlwooil (retail) per cord  3 00 @ 4 00
Apples, per box  80® 160
Hldos(gr'n) per 100 lbs  1 00 ® 6 00
"    (dry)       "         6 00® 0 00
Wool, perib  0®    10
WANTED^ RENT.
AN IMPROVED FARM.  For lull ymr-
tlculnr.i, npply in writing to P. O. Box
47, New Westminster. dwmy7ml
To Cannery-men, Store-keepers
and Others.
■\TTANTED-A POSITION AS BOOK-
W keeper, store-keener, or otherwiso,
Address A. W, QUINTON, NewWestminster, B. C. my6-dt8-wtl
~wT BOVILL,
Real Estate Agent
AND CONVEYANCER.
NEW WESTMINSTERi-Offlce, Mnoken-
site Stroet.
VANCOUVER! - Offlce, Abbott  Street,
nonr Cordova Street,
Full List o( City and Suburban Pro-
Particular nttentlon paid  to Fnrmlng
Lands,
Accurate  Information  to correspondents. dwmyOyl
FOR SALE.
Delta Municipality.
Several 40 and 60 acre lots ot tho flnest
agricultural lnnd, fronting on Canoe
Pass.
40 acres, part of Lot 160, all under cultivation, with dwelling bouse, Implements, etc.
Lot 107-160 aoros; good dwelling house,
barn, implements; splendid clay land;
100 aores under cultivation.
CHOICE '/, SECTIONS ON
Lulu Island, Boundary Bay,
and in Surrey.
MONEY
To Lonn In sums of $1,000 and upwards
on 1st mortgage, at current ratos.
pemberton & son,
real Estate Agents,-5c.
•VXOTOBIJk..
wSmylm P. O.teoXMH.
F. G. STRICKLAND.
J. C. WHYTE.
F. fl. STRICKLAND & CO.
DEALEES DT
Agricultural Implements
NOW IN STOCK,
IRfl PIOWS
And muat be sold within the next HO
doya to make room for othor
'   new goods.
Riding and Walking
PLOWS.
\l Bnford flans
$80.00.
USUAL PRICE, $130.
USTREMEMBER the "Rock Islnnd"
0"Biiford Sulky Plows aro without
tSTiui equal. From 12 to 18 inch
£3Tnow in stock.
•
Masscy Binders.
Maxwell    "
Deering     "
Beaver City Rake
Sharp ."
Toronto Mowers.
Buckeye      "
Maxwell      "       Maxwell
Little Giant Threshers and Tread Power.
Toronto Advance Engines and Threshers.
Derrick's Perpetual Hay Press.
Hay Tedders and Loaders.
Duplex Feed Mills.
IjilFBe sure and get our prices before purchasing elsewhere.
F. G. STRICKLAND & CO.,
Webster Blook, Front Street, WESTMINSTER.
S. A. CAWLEY, Chilliwhack, 1 i,„m„.,„«_„„„(.«,„„„„„!„<..
T. McNEELY, Ladner's Ldg,  ) RBPrMent"tlvea at thoso J""1-'8- wmh6
THE ATTRACTION
Of Columbia Street
—IS—
JAS. ROUSSEAU'S
GREAT CLEARING SALE
GOOD-FITTING BOOTS AND SHOES CONTRIBUTE
much to the health and comfort of every home. Therefore,
everybody ought to know that Jas. Rousseau's is decidedly thej
cheapest place in New Westminster where the people of this Dis-i
trict can purchase the best Boots and Shoes at the cheapest
prices.
I will allow io per cent, discount on all cash purchases to
the general public for the next sixty days, to make room for a
LARGE SPRING STOCK now en route. j
REMEMBER,—if you want genuine good Boots and Shoes
the proper place to purchase them is at
Jas. Rousseau's,
SI  Col-u.i-n.-bIa Street.
Custom Work promptly attended to.
dwto
BUGGIES I    RUGGIES!
JUST RECEIVED,
A CAR-LOAD OF
Pell, Rice Coil-spriiig ittcLaughlai
UGGIE*
DUPLEX, HANDY, BRADLEY & OTHER
Democrat and Express Wagons,
(ST The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale i
British Columbia.*-****!
dwapsto    X-leicl db Ourrie. Weekly Britisli Columbian.
Walui-iilay Morning, Hay 8,1880.
Press Desimtchcs.
London, May 3.—In hiB cross-examination to-day, Mr. Parnell denied
knowing! "Number One." eitlior under
the name of Tynan or any other. Ho
had nevor heard Egan associated with
the "Martyr's fund." Ho saw nothing criminal in the fund but rather
thought it was right to assist the innocent victims of tho martyrs The
sensational incident of to-day's examination occurred when Sir R, Webster quoted a statement by Mr. Parnell during the debate on Mr. Fo rater's bill in 1881, suspending the habeas
corpus aot, to the effect thnt secret societies had then eensod to exist in Ireland. Sir Richard asked Mr Parnell
if he believed the statement when he
made it? Mr. Piirnell: "No; nt any
rate it wns an exnggernted statement."
SirR. Webster: "Did you, or did you
not, misstate the fact when you made
that statement?" Mr Parnoll admitted that he had made tho statement
knowing it tn be wrong, or at least extravagant. He further admitted that
he had never withdrawn the statement.
His purpose in making it was to exaggerate the effect which the league
had in eradicating secret societies.
San Fbanoisco, May 3.—Among
the cargo of the steamer San Bias,
which arrived yesterday from Panama
were nine boxes of oranges. The
boxes were from Mnzatlan, and were
consigned to this city. As tho unloading of the vessel's cargo was in progress, the boxes excited the suspicions
pf the customs officers, p*ing to tlieir
unusual shape, Tho ofticera opened
one of the boxes, and were surprisod
to find that the centre portion of the
box wbb packed with cigars, which
were surrounded with oranges. An
examination of the nther eight cases
found them also filled with cigars, all
of which wero seized and confiscated
by the customs odicers. The seizure
amounted in value to about 81,000.
Washinoton, May 4. — Secretary
Traoy to-day awarded to tho Union
Iron Works, of San Francisco, the
Contract for constructing tho great
armored const defence vessel, at a cost
of 81,628,000. The new vessel is to
have n length of 256 feot, with a
breadth of 59 feet and 4000 tons displacement. She will be protected by
a belt <>f steel armour, sixteen inches
thick over the engines, boilers nnd
magazines, und eight inches thick forward and aft. The specifications call
for 5,400 horse power. The new vessel will bo a departure in design from
any vessel in the navy, will be the
moat formidable vessel for hor displacement of any in the world, and
able tn cupe with anything afloat. She
approximates the monitor type, and is
of 6000 tona displacement in oruising
trim. When she goes into action, by
taking ou water ballast, she sinks until her deck is but eighteen inches
above water level, thus diminishing
the size of the target opposed
to ita opponent. But her
moat remarkable feature will be
the tremendous power of her arma
ment, on the forward barbette.
Mounted on a turntable and manipulated by a hydraulic power, she will
carry a sixteen inoh rifle, weighing 110
tons uiuMfl feet long, one of the largest guns afloat. In tear of the barbette there will be a 12 inoh rifle,
weighing 46 and one half tons,
A fifteen inch dynamite gun 50
feet long will project from tho
bow and in othor places the vessel
will carry six 23 pounders, three 9
pounders, nil revolving cannon and
rapid firing guns. The machine guns
and electric search lights, on the hollow
ateel military mast, will completo the
ship, which will take 3jt years to build.
San Fhancisco, May 4.—A local
railroad man, speaking to-day of the
Northern Pacifio and Union Pacific
controversy, said : "If it Bhould come
to a war the Northern Pacifio iB the
only mad in a position to make a stubborn light for tho Puget Sound travel.
The reason is very plain. In the tirst
place ehe Northern Paoifio has a vast
amount of land that it is anxious to
■ell, in order that the territory through
whioh it passes may be settled as speedily as possible. It could well afford to
carry settlors for nothing for a time.
Just now thero is great interest
throughout tho oast concerning the
Pacifio Northwest. Taooma and Seattle
aro both booming, and I have no hesitancy in suying that if a war nf rates
should come, in six months timo no
less thnu fifty thousand peoplo would
bo carried into Washington Territory
by tho Northern Pacifio. However, I
am not vory apprehensive of such a
war, but if it does come the chief
benefit will be derived by the Northern
Paoitio.
San Fbanoisco, May 4.—The bark-
entino Oity of Papette, whioh arrived
from Tahiti this morning brings news
of the terrific gale which struck the Ialand about the same time as Samoa was
visited. The storm levelled almost
everything standing to the ground, but,
fortunately, no lives were lost. The
storm was so continuous that the Papette was unable to enter the city of
Tahiti for seven days, In the city the
streets were bo littered with debris
that businesa was at a standstill when
the vessel left.
Tboy, N. Y.. May 4.—SamuelDunn
murdered his wifo this morning with
a jack knife in hiB home, Rook Alley,
Oohoes. After the murder Dunn cooly
walked to a saloon and took a drink.
He was thon arrested. The motive is
unknown.
Oakland, Oal, May 4.—Mrs. Alice
Harwood, 28 yours old, suicidod at the
Brunswick Houso, with morphine,
laat night, The cause is unknown but
the deceased was noticed to have been
despondent for some time.
London, May 4,—The Womon's
Home Rule Society, of Croydon, htve
made up and sent to Father MacFad-
den 600 garments for the people evicted in his parish.
London, May 4.—Sir Chna. Russell
has decided, in reference to tho rental
disputes on the Vandeleur estates,
that tennnts shall pay a year's rent to
Murch 1889. Orders hnve been forwarded for the release of Wm. O'Brien
and Harrington from jail, in order
that they may testify hefore the Parnell commission.
Quebec, May 6.—The appeal court
on Saturday aftornoon gave judgement in the protracted Salvation army
ease. The verdict against the army
wns unanimously sot aside, as contrary
to tho evidence, and a new trial waa
granted.
Quebec, May 6.—Tho banks of tho
Saguenay River are overflowed and
almost all the bridges between Chicou-
timi and St. Alphonse havo been
swept away.
WiNNirEa, May 6.—A fire started
at midnight and by 2 a. m. the following places were destroyed : Bell Bro's
grocery; C. A. Baskerville's hardware
establishment; W. A. Parmenter,
stationery; E. A. Anderson, provision
house; 11. Yous, boots and shoos; tho
Jewish oynngoguo and the Brooklyn
hotel. The tiro is now practically
under control, the firemen having succeeded in preventing it from crossing
the Btreet. The Zion Methodist
church and other buildings woro badly
soorched, but were saved with smnll
damage. The estimated loss is $40,
000; insurance small.
Owen Sound, May O.—The new
ateel s.s. Manitoba, for the G. P. R.
service, between here and Port Arthur
was successfully launched here on Saturday. Tho Manitoba is the linest
steel steamer over built in Canada and
is the largest vessel afloat in fresh
water,
Ottawa, May 6.—Mrs. Charles T.
Watson, the Ottawa lady, well known
in Canada and the States as n reader,
and latterly on the stage, died suddenly in New York on Saturday evening.
She was the wife of Major Watson,
who took part in putting down the rebellion.
Wheeling, West Va., May 6.—Tho
family of P. B. Harr, living in a
thrifty settled distriot near Braxton,
in thiB state, were totally exterminated
yesterday by drowning. Harr and
his wife and two children started out
to visit a neighbor. They had to cross
a mountain stream swollen out of its
banks. Harr foolishly attempted to
cross it in a canoo and the craft capsized, and all hands were thrown into
the stream. Mrs. Harr and one of
tlio children sank immediately and
Harr, who seized the other child, nfter
struggling in the wnter for some time
wns swept nwny before help could reach
him. The bodies have not been recovered, j -\
St Andbews, N.B., May 6.—By the
sinking of a sloop yesterday, off Hard-
wnod Island, St. Andrews, six men
wore drowned: Henry McAleenau,
Johu McAleenan, father and son;
Isaiah Flynn, Clementson Flynn, uncle
and nephew; Henry Burns and Thos.
Anderson, all of Digdegnash, where
they were bound from St. Andrews,
The sloop was heavily ballasted and
laded with dour and meat. It is supposed thoy got caught in a squall with
the sheet fast. Angus Holt, from the
shoro, n mile distant, saw the sloop
careen over and sink. He pulled off
in a boat to the rescue. He saw noth-
of the men but picked up four of tho
hats, a barrel of flour and an oar.
Henry McAleenan and Isaiah Flynn
leave widows and children. The other
men were the bread-winners ot their
respective families.
Pabis, May 6.—As a mere spectacle
yesterday's ceremony cannot he compared with scenes which tho last scoro
of years have witnessed in Paris. In
itself it wbb interesting rather than
splendid, the soldiers excepted, who
are both interesting and splendid. The
preparations uu the spot were simple
enough. A low pavjllion, in cloth of
broad red and gold stripes, a square
with two oblong wings had been erected in front of the old Salle Des Menus,
uow destroyed, where the states-general met. On the avenue De Paris,
was a central pavillion carpeted in red
and furnished with gilt chairs covered
with red velvet. The town was
decorated elegantly, but not profusely.
Tho broad avenue with its four rows of
trees, blossoming and rich in their
spring foliage, was guarded by troops
and gens d'armes. Knots of them
were here and there in front of and
about tho Presidential pavillion. Opposite Ihe pavillion and beyond the
main roadway there was space for
many thousands of spectators. The
police left most of it rigorously vacant,
which was a mystery, for it was the
only good place fur Boeing what passed
and wns nevor occupied by troops or
any body else.
London , May 0.—Tho soap works
of David and William Oibba, in Hanover court, Milton street, were burned
to-day.   Loas 8500,000.
Pabis, May 6.—Muoh of the excitement over yesterday's assault on President Oarnot has subsided, as the medical examintion of the man calling himself Perrin, has shown he is a lunatic
with the hobby of a grievance against
tho government, He will be ordered
to confinement in an asylum.
London, Msy 0.—A despatch from
Moscow says the trial of OrlofV, agent
of the secret police, who a few weeka
ago shot and killed Fraulein Bolsani,
a well known prima donna of the
Deutchen theatre, at Prague, opened
to-day. The crime was a moat sensational one, the viotim being shot down
on the stage at a rehearsal of "La
Walkunen" at Groaen theatre! Revenge was the motive of the crime,
both the singer and tho deceased husband having caused the arrest ot several of Orloff s frionds on charge of being connected with the Nihilist party.
London, May 6.—It transpires that
Lord Lytton, the British ambassador
to France, was really desirous of remaining in Paris to wituess the opening of the exposition and plainly intimated his wish to the foreign officer.
his lordship Bhould withdraw from the
French capital, ut the same time informing Lord Salisbury that it would
never do for tho minister of a royal
house to participate in or even countenance a ceremony designed to commemorate the overthrow of royalty.
The tory presB adopt a similar view in
their comments upon tho opening of
the oxhibition. They profess to forgive the revolutionists for theso rebellious acts, but do hot condone their
excesses, nor do they admit the benefits of a republican form of govornment, whioh is the ultimate result of
that struggle. On the whole the conservative press can bco no reason for
tho exposition, neither can they bring
themselvea to believe that it will be
otherwise than a miserable failure. '
London, May 6.—Last week's emigration from Liverpool to Quebec
reached a total of 1,933; namely, by
the Polynesian, 700; Caspian, 220;
Montreal, 200; and Lake Huron, 203.
The total of the Liverpool emigration
to the United States and Canada during the week was 8,000.
Montreal, May 0.—Argument in
the Jesuit mail caso has been postponed till Thursday morning.
Owen Sound, May 6.—An infant's
corpso wns found on the outskirts of
the town. It is evidently a case of
murder.
Lindsay, May 6.—Mrs. E McGarth
dropped dead Saturday evening from
heart disease.
Half-Moon Bay, Cal., May 7.—
Fred Simmons, 13 years of age, while
out hunting yeaterday shot Avalnndo
Apadaco iu the back of the head with
a small rifle, the bullet penetrating
tho brain. He lay in a Btupor until
this morning when he died. Apadaco
was about Ki years of age. How the
accident happened is not known.
Lafayette, La., May 7.—During
an election here yeBterday, armed
men prevented colored men from
voting.
Beooklyn, May 7.—Jockey Stone
(colored) for killing Henry Miller, a
barkeeper on Coney island last summer, was tu-day sentenced to be hanged
on June 25th.
Ashland, Pn., Mny 7. —While somo
workmen employed by Mnlone & Co.,
of New York, were engaged in blasting for n tunnel from Big Mine Run to
Dark Corner, this morning, a dynamite cartridge unexpectedly exploded,
instantly killing one man and severely
injuring seven others, some of whom
will dio.
New Yobk, May 7.—The old Bowno
mansion at Westchester was burned
early this morning. Eight- people
were asleep in the structure at the
time. Watson Bowne, his wife, three
children and two servant girls, Bisters
named Dunn, and Brownes' nged
mother, Mrs. Thos. Browne. The
Dunn gills ahd' | two of the children
were burned to death. Mr. Browne
aaved the other child and his wifo, but
wai severely burned in doing bo. The
bodieB of the victims were all recovered before noon. The following is the
list: Rebecca Bowne, aged 60 years;
Catharine Watson Bowne, aged 6 years;
Helen Marguerita Bowne, aged 4'
years; Catharine Dunn, servant, aged
19 years; Mary Dunn, servant, aged
20 years.
Fort Wayne, Ind., May 7.—A most
disastrous conflagration is raging at
Payne, Ohio. The entire town is
threatened. Five engines were sent
from here by special train.
San Fbancisco, May 7. -During a
storm on Sunday the schooners C. T.
Hill and Maggie Young, both owned
in thia city, went ashore at the mouth
of Russiac River. The crews were
saved but it is believed both vessels
will he total wreoks. The Hill is valued at over 814,000 and the Young
at about 87,000.
London, May 7.—When Parnoll
appeared to-day before the Parnell
commission he surprised the court by
stating he wished to make a correction
in the testimony he had given last
Friday, when he stated heintentionally
misled the house of commons in regard to secret societies in Ireland,
Parnell said upon referring to Hansard's report of the house of commons,
in tho speech in question he found the
remarks, which Sir Richard Webster
quoted on Friday, referred particularly to Ribbonism and Ribbon societies, and not to secret conspiracies
generally. "Therefore," raid Parnell,
the statement I made in the house of
commons was fairly accurate in faots
and was that Ribbonism practically did
not exist at that time." His statement
caused quite a sensation in court. Sir
Richard Webster then proceeded with
the cross-examination of the witness.
Parnell said he hnd never heard that
a hundred guineas had been paid for
tho defence of the moonlighters at the
Cork assizes in 1881. If ho had heen
asked to make such payments, the
witness said that m those days he
would havo approved of doing bo for
the defence of tho men, if he had reason to believe that the law was being
strained againat them. The general
rule, however, was to limit such payments as far as possible. He remembered one case where such a payment
of money was sanctioned and the man
wub acquitted. In another case the
witness reimbursed Harris, who himself was responsible forthe defence
of the prisoner, at the same time he
instructed Harris not to undertake
like defences in future.
London, May 7.—In the house of
commons this afternoon the budget recently introduced by Mr. Goaohen,
chancellor of the exchequer, was pasB-
ed by a large majority.
LATE CANADIAN NEWS.
Mr. McNicoll has been appointed
the general passenger manager on the
C. P. It. in the placo of Mr. Lucius
Tuttle, resigned.
About three hundred immigrants
arrived at Winnipeg on Saturday. A
good many of them held tickets for
British Columbia.
Wm. 'J'empleton, of Vancouver, ie
purchasing a carload of hnlfbrced Per-
cheron horses at Bellville, Ont., for export to that place
Hon. Mr. Abbott, leader of the senate, states that he will uot accept the
portfolio of railway nnd canals offered
to hiin by the government.
Bush fires atTyndall, the first station
east of Selkirk's, have destroyed 5,000
cords of wood and 12,000 ties; also the
Canadian Pacific station, cutting off
telegraphic communication with the
east for some time.
It is reported that Mr. Hill, president of tho St. P., M. &M. roud, who
is now in Montreal, will repluce the
Hon. Mr. Abbott on the C. P. R.
directorate, Sir George Stephen and
Sir Donald Smith having become
directors of Mr. Hill's road.
James Wilson of Halifax became unusually jealous of his wife who was receiving the attention of a man named
Carter. Wilson, on Tuesday night Inst,
quarreled with the woman, cut off her
ears and otherwise mutilated her.
The woman will die.   Wilson escaped.
A smaBh-up occurred on the C. P. R,
on Saturday morning between Moii-
gouth and Benusejuur, Manitoba, resulting in the destruction of considerable property. Ten or twelve freight
cars were thrown from the truck,
eight of which were badly smashed and
their contents strewn about. Freight
m the damaged cars belonged to Vancouver.
Tho counsel for the Mail in the
famous Jesuit libel suit filed a preliminary plea Saturday, which it is expeoted will be answered in the course of a
few days, when the argument will be
heard, probably before Judge David-
Bon. The plea Bets forth that the
summons and declaration in the cause
aro null und void, because the society
of Jesuits wns not an incorporated
body, as falsey alleged in the declaration, because tbe act of the legislature,
50 Vic. chap. 38, under whicli plaintiffs made pretence to be a corporation
is ultra vires, because the members of
the society nro civilly dead, becnuse
the rules of the sneiety prevent nny of
its members frnm holding proporty or
exercising functions whieh the act confers upon them, because the said net is
repugtiutit to Imperial statutes nnd
laws having force in this province; because the legislature has only a right
to incoporate companies with provincial objects; because the objects of the
society are not prnvincia^buf. extend
beyond the provinco and even hjiyontl
the Dominion of Canada ahd the British Empire into every quarter of the
globe; because the object* and constitution of the society are inconsistent
und incompatible with the constitution
of the province; because tho objects of
the society are tho teachings of doctrines and principles subversive lo the
province, viz.: That the Church of
Rome is superior tn the state, thnt tho
Pope has a right to dispose sovereigns
and absolve subjects of allegiance, nnd
teveral other points.
R. J. ARMSTRONG,
Choice Family Groceries!
FINEST CREAMERY BUTTER A SPECIALTY.
Labrador Herxi-ae-s,
2v£ac]£erel, Salt Cod,
^.rr*ao*u.r's TJnc. Hams,
-A.x-aao-ar's TJnc. Bacon..
ZF-lo-ux. ZBxari. Slioxts,
WHIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR FARM PRODUCE.
noidwiy Scouliar-Armstrong Block, Columbia St.
Clearing Out Sale!
-OF-
GENTS' CLOTHING
-AND-
HATS and CAPS.
The Arkansan Oity Traveler says:
An Oklahoma-bound wagon, which
passed through last evening, bore
the inscription : "Chintz bugged in
Illinoy, sicloaned in Newbrasky,
white caped in Missoury, prohibited
in Kansas,   Oaklahomy  or  Bust."
 .  m  .	
A man in California has played
78,832 games of whist during the
past 51 years, and he thinks it is
wanton waste of time for women to
paint long-legged storks and water-
lilies on brass plaques.
WE HAVE DETERMINED TO RETIRE FROM THIS BRANCH; OF
our business, the whole of our available room beiug required for our increasing trade in GENERAL and FANCY DRAPERY, &c, and we now offer our
entire stock of Gentlemen's Clothing and Hats and Caps for the next
21 days at a
DISCOUNT OF 20 PER GENT., FOR GASH.
82T Our Stock is all new, well selected and of first-class quality and style,
■taTThis is a GENUINE HALE and the whole stock must be cleared.
W. & G. WOLFENDEN,
dwaolOtc Corner Columbia k Mary Streets.
RAND BROS.
Real Estate,
Insurance and Financial
AGESNTS.
OFFXCSS •
NEW WESTMINSTER,
VANCOUVER,
CORNER CLARKSON
& MOKENZIE STS.
VANCOUVER CITY
FoundryEMachineWorks
THE PROPRIETORS OF. THESE
works have much pleasure in notifying their frienda and the public thai they
ore now prepared to receive and promptly
executo auy orders for worn in their line
with which they may be favored.
A. McKELVIE,
Meobauloal Manager.
Vanoouver, B.O., 8th May, 1888.        '
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,H AG YARD'S
ItiW Oil
CURE5   RHEUMATISM
The queen, however, commanded that
At a meeting of the Methodist mission committee at Toronto, on Monday,
the plans and estimates proposed for
mission buildinns for Ohinese woik in
Vanoouver and Victoria were oarefully
considered. The erection of buildings
at Vancouver nt a cost of $1,815 wbb
authorized, but the plans for the building in Viotoria were not considered
satisfactory. Dr. Sutherland left yeaterday, and will Bail from Vancouver
lor Japan on the Uth.
freeman;
-z^mWRM POWDERS
Are flcamnt to tahe. Contain theirown
Purgative. Is a safe, sure and effectual
destroyer of worms itt Children tr Adults.
CORNER CORDOVA AND
ABBOTT STREETS.
—AHD—
ANDERSON BLOCK,
GRANVILLE STREET.
LONDON,   ENG. .07 .CANNON ST.
Farming Lands/Town Lots
OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS FOR SALE.
Business Property.
Lot facing on Columbia nnd Front Sts.,
in central portion of tho city; several
buildings bring good reiit-$22,000.00.
Lot 4, Block 7. noar Lytton Square,
00x132 feet, fronting oa Columbia and
Front Sta.-$8,000.00.
Corner Lot on Columbia St., 33x66 feet—
$4,000.00,
Also—Lot and Building with stock of
Gooda. one of the best business stands
in the city.
ALBERT J. HILL & GO.
Civil Engineers, Land Surveyors A Draughtsmen.
REAL ESTATE,
FINANCIAL, SHIPPING & COMMISSION AGENTS
Fire. Life & Marine Insurance.
Columbia St., - Opp. Colonial Hotei.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
GIVE PERSONAL AND PROMPT AT-
tentlon to nil professional orders nnd
tender their services to resldent-i and nonresidents hnving City or Country Property
to dispose of or desiring profitable investment.
Our lists of eligible properties nre comprehensive und constantly receiving additions, nnd our favorable enstern connections both In Canada nnd the Atlantic
States give us unusual fneilities for business.
Special attention will be paid to the
purchase and inspection of Lumber for
shipment to foreign ports. Tonnage chartered and general shipping businesa transacted, dwaplyl
IrnprovedResidential Property
Lot 15, Block 13; two houses rented at
paying figures—$4,500.00.
House and Lot on Lome St., near Col-
umbia-$1250.00.
Lots 4, 5 & 6, Block 19; good house,
garden, &c.j choice residence property
-16,250.00.
Corner Lot on Columbia St,; fenced and
cleared—$1600.00.
House and Lot on Columbia St.; one of
the Iinest residences in the city—$7,-
000.00.
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, wtth 7 houaea, near the Park—
$6,000.00. ,1,
Vacant Residential Property.
Lot 1, Block 23; cornor lot on Agnea St.;
fine resilience site—$1200.00.
Lots on St. Andrew's St., near Queen'a
Avonne—$500.00 each.
Lots on Montreal, Douglas and Halifax Sts., noar Clinton St.; fine views
nnd well situated—1350.00, $375.00,
$500.00.
Lot ou Melbourne St., near Clinton—
$300.00.
Lot 0, Sub-Block 10; fine residence lots—
$250.00.
Lots on Pelham St., near Mary—$600,00
eaoh.
Lot on Pelham St., near St. Andrew's;
fine site—$500.00.
Lot on St. John's St., near Melbourne—
$350.00.
Let in St. Andrew's Square—$300.00.
Lota in Blook fronting on North Arn
road; finest chance in the market foi
residence or speculation—$125.00 U
$175.00.
Lots in Subdivision cf Lot 11, sub-Blocl
12-$0O.OO to $125.00.
Lots in Subdivision of Lot 17, sub-Block
13—$160.00 each.
Lots in Weatmlnster Addition at $15,00
to $50.00.
awaat-te ■
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Moraine, Mny 8, 18811.
Late Despatches.
SAN FKANCISUO TORN OUT.
San Fhancisco, April 30.—Despito
tho   cloudy   weather   San   Francisco
turned itself out of doors   at   an early
hour this morning to do homage to the
memory of the country's   tirst   president.    Towards 11   o'clock   the   sun
beamed forth uuobscured nnd tho   remainder of tho day gave   evnleuco   of
being a perfect   one.    When   shortly
after the hour mentioned tho  parade
commenced   to   move, the sidewalks
along the lino of march, housetops and
all available points were packed   with
poople.    The parade was one   of   tbe
finest ever   Witnessed   here, nnd   was
made up of over ten   thousand   men.
The shipwrecked sailors of the   U.S.
str.   Vandalia     who    returned  from
Samoa, wero in line and were heartily
cheered from one end oi the procession
to the othor.   Another of the features
was a number of covered   wagons  representing emigrants crossing  plains,
prospectors, and pack  trains, illustrative of the advent of the gold aoekers,
floats with miners   at   work   and   in
camp.   Governor Waterman and staff
occupied carriages.
the great celebration.
New York, May 1.—The great event
to-day, the last in the aeries to commemorate the inauguration of Washington, was the civic parado designed
to illustrate the industrial progreas of
the country   during  the  century  of
national life.   From   oarly   morning
crowds began to gather at  all  places
along the line of march nnd by 8 a. m.
the sidewalks were fringed with a waiting throng.   The stands, windows and
open spaces ill front of the president's
reviewing stand, ou Madison Square,
were especially crowded.    The parade
was under the management of General
Daniel Butterfield, ns chief marshal.
The Btreets leading east and west from
5th to 69th streets   were  alive  with
delegations from various organizations
which were to comprise the procession,
80 that when the order to   start   was
given each detachment fell  into  line
without delay or confusion. The president arrived at the   reviewing  stand
from Morton's house shortly alter 9 a.
m.   The parade started from 57th st.
and 5th avenue at 8.20 a. m.  the column passing down the avenue.    Mayor
Grant   with   representative  delegates
from industrial und commercial societies and organizations of New York,
took the lead until the reviewing stand
was reached.   Beaching the stand the
mayor presented Harrison with nn address amid great  applause  from   the
multitude and tho booming of 100 guns
aalute.   The city representatives then
took seats ou the reviewing stand and
the column proceeded down the avenue.
First came a detachment of mounted
police followed by a detail of police on
foot; next came gentlemen detailed by
the governors to represent their several
states; next were the chiefs of organisations of veteran regiments; the New
York militia and volunteers; separated
by drum corps came 100 veteran regular soldiers and sailors and   the  25th
regiment of New  York  volunteers;
veteran associations   surrounding,   aB
escort, the first tableau in the parade,
representing the reading of the declaration of independence  at  the  state
house  yard,  Philadelphia,   by  John
NixenonJuly 8ih  1770.   The  next
division contained 400 students of Columbia  college  and  300  New  York
■tudents escorting a tableaux of "Wash-
ingtou and his generals" which excited
enthusiastic   plaudits;   one   thousand
children from New York and Brooklyn
followed, escorting a tableaux of Washington  crossing  the  Delawaro,  and
"Lafayette guurda guarding the   tableaux," Washington's farewell to his
oflicers in 1781."   Then camo knight
templars,   knights  of  Pythias.   The
Lafayette conclave, Spuyten Dinyvel
cadets,  Yunkera   continental   guards.
The  next tableau,   representing  the
atate of Virginia, wss escorted by the
Phelps guard, the Washington continental guard ami the Excelsior Light
Infantry and suna of Veteruns. Among
the many other tnbleaus in the parade
were the ship joiners with vessels on
trucks; floats bearing plasterers, coke
makers,    painters,    marble    cutters,
plumbers, gasfittera, carpenters, all engaged in practical illustrations of the
handicrafts, nud    escorted   by   large
delegntinns of   fellow   workmen.   A
division which attracted much attention was the military nnd civic organizations of various natiminlities.   Their
tablenus were Columbus, Washington.
Italy   and   America.      The  German
societies numbered 25,000 men, led hy
Marshal Schiefer.    In passing tho reviewing stands various Ger'n-Ameripaii
singing  secietieB   rendered    popular
musical selections     In   tliis   division
was nu allegorical tableau designed by
Keppler, of Puck, und which possessed
great artistic merit.   Dozens of  other
tableaux   followed, all   more   or less
magnificent.       The    Irish-American
leagues mustered fully 10,000  stroni>,
under the leadership  of  General  J.
O'Brien and General McMahon. They
attracted    great    enthusiaain.     The
total number actually   marching  wbb
about 80,000,     The   enthusiasm  all
along the route was, if possible, greater than yesterday.
OTTAWA   NOTES.
Ottawa, May 1.—Mr. Mara left for
borne to-night. The passing of the
bill providing for the appointment of
three county court judges for British
Oolumbia is due to hia energetic efforts.
Messrs. Prior and Barnard leave tomorrow.
The condition of Mr. Chisholm la
unimproved.
Porogation will take place to-morrow afternoon.
There was a rather lively debate in
the house of commons to-day on the
Northwest land subsidies. Mr. Dewdney said that the total number of
acres thero granted to railway companies reached 35,000,000. The
area of the agricultural lands in Manitoba and tha North West he estimated I
at 135,000,000 acres.   The   subsidies
were passed.
The bill authorising the construction
of the Canadian Pacitic Railway Bhort
line link by the government from Salisbury to Moncton, N. B., was given
the Bix mouth's hoist in the senate tonight, Senator Miller's amendment
boing carried by yeas 22, nays 11.
Senator Abbott in a speech declared
that the government was pledged to
build the line. The result caused almost a sensation.
ln the house Mr. Mulock urced the
government to remove the ill-feeling
throughout the country by referring
the Jesuits' Estato Aot to the courts.
Sir. John Macdonald laughed and in
reply said to the effect thut it was out
of the question for the government to
tost Ihe constitutionulityof the Jesuits'
Estates Act in view of the overwhelming pronunciation of parliament ou
this question. He felt confident, however, thnt an appeal would bo made
by other parties.
SrEECH FROM THE  THRONE.
Ottawa, May 2.—Parliament was
prorogued to-day by Lord Stanley, the
governor-general, with the usual formalities. The speech of his excellency
waa aa follows:
Honorable Gentlemen of tbe Senate; Gentlemen of tlie House of Commons:
In rolieviin; you of Ihe arduoua
labors which tho present session of
parliament has imposed on you, 1 rejoice that I am able to congratulate
you on the number of important aud
useful measurea which hnve re.ultcd
from your deliberationa.
I have reaaon to hope that the authority which you have conferred on
my government will enable it to conclude an arrangement for effective
steam communication with Europe and
with Asia, whereby the trade and
commerce of Canada will be widely ex
tended, and the traffic passing over
hor lines of communication iirnily developed.
You hate again mnde liberal provision for extending the railway facilities of the Dominion and for increasing their efficiency.
The act relating lo the electoral franchise will, I believe, be found an important improvement tending to economy and certainty in the administration of that branch of the lnw.
Tho measures by which the system
of speedy trial for criminals has beeu
extended to the maritime provinces is
likely to prove a valuable addition to
our criminal procedure.
It is gratifying to know thnt your
address, referring to the boundaries of
Ontario, will lead to the early settlement of the principle question, which
has remained unsettled to the present
time between the province and the
Dominion, in a manner entirely satis
factory to all concerned.
The amendment of the law relating
to copyrightwill, it is hoped, remedy
some of the embarrassments under
which the printers and publishers of
Canada have labored for some yeara
paat, without doing an injustice to
authors in this or other countries.
You have provided for greater efficiency and economy in the postal aervice; for giving greater facilities for
the settlement of our lands in the
North West Territories, aud for increasing the safeguards of lifo and property on our ships, Many of the other
measures, although ef a minor character, will be found of great usefulness
in conducting the affairs of the administration.
Gentlemen of the House. ofCommnos:
You have liberally provided for tho
various requirements of the public service.
£foi». Gentlemen of the Senate, Gentlemen of the House of Commons:
In taking leave i)f you, I congratulate you on the indications of prosperity which appeal's in all parts of Canada
and on the increasing revenue w hich
promises amply to meet the appropriations for the year. I sincerely hope
the labors of our people may be blessed
by the Diivne Providence, and that
when it shall bo my duty to siiuiinou
you again, J shall bo able to renew the
congratulations whicli 1 have already
expressed on the marked welfare and
progreas of the Dominion.
Parliament is likely to meet again
early in January, ao Sir John Macdonald intimated last night. Tho prorogation ceremonies passed off wilh the
usual elact. Thero were a rliiiiisiind
spectators present. Oolonel Prior,
M. P., was iu uniform as one of the
aide-de-eamps in attendance upou
hia excellency the governor-general.
HONORS FOR OAPT, MUUIlM,'..
Baltimore, May 2.—dipt. Murrell,
his officers and crew, were again bo-
sieged to-dny, and presented with medals in recognition of the rescue of tho
Den mark'a passengers. The medals
f"r tho ollieers are of gold, and the acumens' are of silver. To-night thoy
were given a banquet, on which occasion Capt. Murrell was presented
with a silt or ioe pitcher. Philadelphia
sprang a surprise on everybody at the
feast when J. W. Gadsen, of that city,
uroso nnd on behalf of Philadelphia
presented n cheque for $2,500, the
money to be divided between the oflicers and crow ot the Missouri. He
said the subscription in Philadelphia
for them netted $3,100, $600 of it being used to purchase merit medals
which would be presented to the offl-
;.-"     ■-    "^i'Wv-  -.-:  . '\^«%^vW'-'-s v-'^--0-AV'>^V'-^-vvS^<V-I^^^^.W-.''-»,''
CASTORIA
for Infants and Children.
■ ''OMtorialaaoweUaitaptedtocIuTdrentliat I CMtorta cures Oolle, OoaatlpaUon,
[recommend it as superior to any prescription I Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea, Eructation,
i_._.. ,.      _ .   .  •—    ■ Kills Worms, gives Bleep, and anuuote. &
I      creation,
ut injurious medication.
Tot CaiiTAtra Comtasy, W Murray Street, N. T.
        H.A.Aacmn.H.D,,        .      gestion,
Ul So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N.Y.   I Without
FOR SALE.
lot 4-*?, In the Municipality of
CkUliwliack,
CONTAINING 160 ARES OP GOOD
day lonm; a liout 70 acres cleared nnd
1 fenced with jrood fencfni'; good benrlng
orchard, small framo house, large barn
and stable; good water, both well and
creek; facing on Frasor river with good
steamboat landing. Price, $4,000, liberal
""■'"■ Apply to
==4
terms.
noOdlt-wtu
E. GREYELL,
Chilliwhaok, B.O.
JSTEW  ST"2"L*E1S
TO SME1S.
IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
CIGAR, ASK FOR THE
BRITISH LION
HENRY LEE,
or the MAINLAND.
FAEM FOB SALE.
A FINE FARM, SITUATED AT CHIL-   I
liwhaok, containing 01 acres. 50 of   I
which nre In good state of ooltlvatio"
and I8ra'in0£ha''d* EW ™»»3haV '
nnu grain were grown on tho CO acres   I
ba™ eSa-„F?i?,ffi!o*,,le bouse and f?nme
SEL?n'), "-"buildings.  Fine mounlnln
TliI?S ."mS? 'i'm- Prlc° -M-50O. I
inis-is-a splendid chance. For further i
particulars apply, personally, o?by letter' ' '
"*"*> °ChuSck.    IA
FLANNELETTES
Lace Striped Lawns,
*eTThey aro not only made of the
Choicest Tobacco but thoy are of
Home Manufacture, and should be
patronized by all good citizons.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
HOLBROOK BUILDING,
COLUMBIA STREET,        NEW WESTMINSTER,
dwl7noly
POUT HAMMOND
NURSERY
Fruit Trees, j
Ornamental Trees
Small Fruits,
And GARDEN STOCK on hand In greot . j
variety.                                                     • lft
Everything first-class aud furnished ln Bj
good shape.  ' ^
ts. Send 15 cts. for valuable 80-pftge De- ir
scriptive Catalogue wltto 0 beautiful col- 'H
oreu plates.   Prlee Lists sent free. n
G. W. HENRY, J
dwdelOto            Port Hammond, B. C. »
Plants for Sale!
ATTHE
cers and crew on shipboard to-morrow.
rfUL.
'4 o Willi
X.-dk. IO 3E-.    -*&.-N*X>    ART
MUSLIN CURTAINS
Dominion Lands.
p YOU ARE PAYING FOR YOUR
1 Pre-emption or torrent of Mining or
Grazing Lund, or buying Farm, Mining
or any mnd from tlie Dominion Government,
DO NOT PAY CASH
But pay in S3-Gf.S-tX.E-* and save a
large discount.
Serin can be obtained In large or small
quantities from
AILOWAY & CHAMPION
E.A_:r>r biers,
WINNIPEG,    MANITOBA,
Oil FROM
TUK! BANK OF BKITISH COLUMBIA,
NEW WESTMINSTER
  dwmbOlc
Is Great Variety, Including,
GERANIUMS, Double nnd Single; FU-
CHIA8, nil new vnrlctlon: HOSES,
Doublo PETUNIAS, MUON-FLOWERS:
a line collection of DAHLIAS (named
varieties). ANNUALS, 25 cts. per doz.
Mixed BEDDING PLANTS, 8160 per doz.
I offer 10 Plants for tl, Including I Storm
King Fucbia. liouquets, Wreaths nnd
Orosnes made to order. Fruit, Vegetables
and Flowers at Store, next City Hotel, Columbia St, (irdcrs by mall promptly attended to      Idwapsyl]     P. LATHAM.
Jas.EllardJCo
IF1- GRAZE,
Practical Watchmaker,  Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
OPPOSITE THE BANK OF MONTREAL
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, PLATED WARE, &£
BEST QUALITY.   EASTERN PRICES.
A full line of Spectacles & Eye-Glasses in steel, rubber, silver arc gold
frames.   The finest Pebbles made, $4 per pair; all sighta suited.
Special attention given to FINE WATCH REPAIRS. Having learnt., tlm
business thoroughly from some of tho finest Horologera in England, and since thoo
managed the watch-repairing departments of a few of the beat firms on the conti
nent of America, ia a sufficient guarantee ot good workmanship. Formerly mann
ger for nearly 8 yeara of the well-known firm of Savage & Lyman, Montreal
Charges Moderate,
Montreal, Deo., 1887.—Mr. F. Crake.—Andw. RobertBon, Esq., Chairman ol
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, Bays: "I never found a Watchmaker who did bo
well for me as you did when in Montreal, and I am sorry you are not hore to-day."
dwnplZto
Douglas & Deighton,
MANUFACTURERS AND IMPORTERS OF
HARNESS SADDLES and BRIDLES
SADDLEWARE. ETC.
Colonial Block,
Columbia Street,       New Westminster, B. C.
SEND IN YOUR ORDERS.   ALL WORK OF THE BEST MATERIAL AND
WORKMANSHIP.   PRICES LOW.
noldwly
C. McDONOUGH,
(MJNDBOM'B BUILDING, FRONT STREET)
riE-AiER   1ST
GENERAL MERCHANDISE!
Conatantly on Hand an Extcnsivo Stock of
Dry Goods, Groceries,  Boots A Shoes, Hats A Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, &c
be a-NT'S    SB    BO-Z-S'     »"cr X T s.
Great Variety of Household Articles.   Also,
GRAIN, SEEDS, POTATOES, LIME and   GENEBAL STORES.
V. B.—Farm Produce bought at market rates or sold on commission. ms-Ordcrs
from the Interior promptly attended to. dwjesto
SiJusotallorks
Con. Columbia and Churoh Sts.
New Westminster, Brit. Col.
Monuments, Headstones, Tablets, Etc.,
In Marble or Granite of Best Quality,
CORNER    POSTS    AND    CURBING.
N. B.—Just received—the finest assortment of Ncolcli (I'vjuiHr 51 on it men In ever
seen in British Columbia, which wili be
sold at prices putting competition outof
the question.
dwmhSiyi ALEX. HAMILTON'PROP.
PEARSON
<3z   OO.
Real   Estate,
INSURANCE
 AND—
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Business relating to
Real Estate.
—AQENTS FOR—
London Assurance, corporation.
Oonnectlcnt Flro Insurance Oo. or
Hartford.
London and Lancashire Life Assurance Oo.
Canton Insuranco Office, Ld. (Marine)
OFFICES:
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St., Victoria
dWMUyl
Real  Estate Brokers and
Financial Agents.
AGENTS FOR
Confederation Life Association of
Toronto.
Royal and Lancashire Fire Insurance Companies.
as-Viiliiable Lois for salo In (he City
and Dlslrlct of Westminster; and choice
Lots in tho City of Vancouver.
Porsons wishing to buy or Bell city or
rural property should communicate with
us.
Offices: Hunk of B.C. InilMIng, opposite
postoflico, Westminster, and Hastings St.,
Vancouver. dwapietc
IL
wind
380-332 CORDOVA STKKKT,
VANCOUVER. B.C.
Importers and Dealers in
MACHINERY
OF ALL DESCRITIONS.
MARINE
WORK A SPECIALTY.
dwde2(}tc'
WILL CURE OR RELIEVE
BILIOUSNESS, DIZZINESS,
DYSPEPSIA,
INDIGESTION,
1AUNDICE.
ERYSIPELAS,
SALT RHEUM,
HEARTBURN,
HEADACHE,
And every spec
disordered l_lV:    _„_
bovi,:lj on eu.ciod;
•R0PSV
FLUTTERING
OF THE HEART,
WIDITY OF
THE STOMACH
DRYNESS
OF THE SKIN,
f c'!s':n:-.T  arising  from
STOMACH,
T. MILBORN & GO., »<*%&&
ff.JJMR&CO.
BANK BUILDINGS,
Mary Street, NewWestminster, B.C.
LTei.ei'Honk No. 55.]
14 CLARE ROAD, HALIFAX, ENGLAND,
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AND AUDITORS,
CONVEYANCERS, REAL ESTATE ANO
INSURANCE AGENTS,
STOCK AND SHARE BROKERS.
London and Lancashire Fire and
Brltl.h Umpire Life Insnrance
Companies.
Hew Westminster Building Society.
Accountant's OJnoo, Diocese of N.W.
City Auditors, 1880,1887 and 1881.
ADVISE CLIENTS IN  THE BUYING
AND SELLING OF REAL PROPER-
TV IN THE OITY AND DISTRIOT,
and other monetary transactions.
Have aeveral good Investments on tholr
books, and all new coiners will do well to
oall before doing business elsewhere.
dwUdoly

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