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The British Columbian, Weekly Edition Jul 3, 1889

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Weekly Britisli Columbian,
go direct to God. Through these holes,
the prayers offered by Jews all over the
world must pass. How touching it was
to see some ot tho stones wet with tears.
As I listened to their pathetic prayers I
rememberod what the rabbins have said
in tho Talmud—that "Since tho destruction of the temple, tho gates of prayer
have beeu olosed, and only the gates of
tears are open."
One of the peculiarly mournful litanies repeated on such occasions is
Riven, and we take the liberty of
reproducing it:
For the place that Hos desolate. Wo sit
ln solitude and mourn.
For the place that ls overthrown.   Weslt
in solitude and mourn.
For the walls that are overthrown. Wo
alt in solitude nnd mourn.
For the majesty lhat ls departed.   Weslt
In solitude and mourn.
For our great men that Ilo dead. We sit
In solitude anil mourn.
For the precious stones that are burled,
Wo sit ln solitude and mourn.
For the priests who have stumbled. We
sit ln solitude and mourn.
For our kings who have despised Him.
We sit ln solitude und mourn,
The most touching and heartrending
wailing over Jerusalem, says the
writer above referred to, is to be
witnessed in the homes of the pious
Jews. At midnight they wrap
themselves in their prayer garments,
put ashes on their heads, and prostrate themselves on the ground.
Then in melancholy tones they rehearse the following lamentation
and prayer combined, of which we
reproduce only the two first and the
last stanzas:
A voice of   woe from Hamuli's hoary
A voice of wail from Zion's sainted hill;
Alas! mydludem and queenly dower,
Tlie youthfut honors 1 remember still.
Dark is to me the solitary bower
Who did of old a throne of splendor till.
I was suruamed Jehovah's fall est bride;
But now am forced, forlorn mul disconsolate,
His heavy wrath and vengeance to abide;
My Joys are flown, my heart is desolate.
Come weep, ye daughters, at my faltering
For no one draweth near my sorrows to
Wednesday Morning, Jnly 3, ""»•
Jehovah's ancient people of Israel
/have a  past wonderful history, a
presont separate existence, and pe-
| ouliarities of life and customs,-well
fitted to appeal to the imaginations
[• and sympathies of the enlightened
Gentile peoples among whom they
dwell. The true Jew—and there
are many thousands, we might say
millions, of them throughout the
world—never forgets that he is a
I descendant of Abraham—"a child
of the promise"—and, amid all his
wanderings, is keenly conscious, too,
that he is an outcast; that the
goodly land  of   Canaan—once his
|.i heritage—and Jerusalem—Jerusalem once the "joy of the whole
| earth," and even now a magic word
when spoken or recalled by the exiled Jew—are his no more, but deso-
t late and laid waste under the heel
*'of tho stranger and infidel. A
Christianized rabbi, Kev. Isaac Le-
vinsohn, writing   recently   in   the
II Jewish Herald of his experiences on
I a mission to the "land of his fathers,"
relates some interesting and affect-
[ ing incidents. We quote briefly
| from the writer's own words:
Having spent soveral hours visiting
[ 1 Jews, my aged friend, a rabbi from Kov-
/ uo, Russia, asked mo if I would go with
< him to tho wailing place to mourn over 1
L the desolation of Jerusalem, and pray for
T Israel's restoration to her former glory,
J "I will go with  you," I repliod, "and
ll pray very earnestly that God may hasten
V the day when Judah will return to the
Lord."    Being  Friday  afternoon,  tho
l',timo  when many  Jows   assemble  for
i prayor at the wall of the ancient temple,
[' I joined tho oompany of Israelites.   It
,was, indeed, a most memorable and
I:'painful sight. Here were Jows from
' among all nations, in thoir peculiar
' Oriental costumes, some dressed also in
' thoir Talith (praying garments). Tlieir
' attitude and prayers wero most heart
I rending. As loud as they possibly could
I they read the 22nd Psalm. The wall be.
;' fore whioh the- assembly prayed, and
against whioh their heads reposed, is
[ very thiok and high. Its length is 158ft.,
■ ana it ia 60ft. in height, Wo counted
^ over twenty rows of atones, some 30ft.
I long and 5ft, thick. The lamentations
I here were most pathetic Women,
| dressed in white, with groat earnestness
; cried aloud. Their shrieks were appal-
. ling as they repeated, over and over
If again, "My God, my God, why hast
, Thou forsaken me! Why art Thou so far
[ from helping me, and from the words of
'; my roaring F 0 my God, I ory In the day-
j time, but Thou nearest not; and in the
|| night season, and am not ailent." The
i mon alao were weeping aa if in most ter-
; rible grief, and rehearsed psalms, litanies
!and prayers for the dead. Most of these
, earnestly pressed their lips against the
: stones and kiaaed them. Some of theae
I stones are in some parts smooth through
(suoh passionate kiaslng. Two holea are
seen, whioh my friend pointed out. He
J also informed me of the belief of the
I mourners that theae holea led tothe Holy
of Holies, and many offer their heart-
I piercing prayers through theae holes, be-
(i Wing that prayers offered in them must
Children Cryfor
Fathor of Mercies, come return with grace
To /Ion's dwellings beautified again.
Let Israel's eye behold Thy dwelling place
Restored;   then   Hat the hallelujah's
The hymning voices of n ransomed raco,
Greeting the rising wall of that eternal
What is characterized as the most
remarkable  prayer that the Jews
ofl'er on such occasions, and which
it is said no doubt has reference to
Isaiah vii, 14, is the following:
In meroy, Lord, Thy people's prayer attend:
Grant his desire to mourning Israel.
O shield of Abraham, our Redeemer send,
And call His glorious name Irnmanuel.
The very existence of the Jews as a
separate and peculiar people to this
day, and their remarkable loyality,
not only to their ancient faith and
forms of devotion, but to their native land, and especially to the city
which was its ohief pride and glory,
constitute one of the most vivid and
significant facts of history, and,
while furnishing the strongest possible corroborative testimony of the
general truth of sacred history, mark
the Jew most unmistakably as a man
of destiny—one who has a distinct
and eminent future as he hos had a
remarkable and chequered past.
While considering this phase of the
subject we might well ask, Where
are all those nations that were co-1
tetnporaneou8 with the Jews, say
eighteen centuries ago, or that havo
arisen and declined since 1 Their
name, so far as any present separate
existence or survival of the original
type is concerned, may truly be said
to have perished from the earth.
Not so with the Jew, however, who
is unique in this respect of all the
nations of antiquity, and must be
regarded, at the very least, by the
student of ethnology, history, and
revelation as a subject for interesting
and absorbing study.
This story is being told of the
late President Lincoln, says the
Graphic: Stephen A. Douglas,
short and stout, and Owen Lovejoy,
nf medium size, were once gossiping
togother in Lincoln's presence upon
the proper length of a man's
"Now," said Lovejoy, "Abe's legs
are altogether too long, and yours,
Douglas, I think, are a little short.
Let's ask Abe what he thinks of it."
The conversation had been carried
on with a view to Lincoln's overhearing it, and they closed it by
saying: "Abe, what do you think
about iti" Lincoln had * far-away
look, as he sat with one leg twisted
around the other, but he responded
to the question: "Think of what!"
"Well, we're talking about the
proper length of a man's legs. We
think yours are too long and Douglas's too short/ and we'd like to
know what you think is the proper
length." "Well," said Mr. Lincoln,
"that's a matter that I've never
given any thought to, so of course I
may be mistaken; but iny first impression is that a man's leg ought
to be long enough to reach from his
body to tiie ground,"
Pitcher's Caeterla.
Press Despatches.
Ottawa, June 25.—Job, D. Brook
seeks to quash the patent of L. W.
Whipple, of New York, for the machine to make napped fabrics, on the
ground that he cannot manufacture
the patented articles within two years.
The experimental farm has received
an interesting collection of shrubs for
its aeed testing houao, consisting of
ten, coffee and pepper plants.
Siton, Japanese commissioner, is
delighted with the attentions shown
him while here., He interviewed the
premier today.
Three hundred Icelanders are en
routs to Oanada.
The G. P. VL. caae was resumed at
Inch Arran hotel, Dalhousie, N. B.,
lo-day. Hamlin, of Victoria was the
lirst witness for the government
A volunteer naval brigade, 300
strong, is to be formed at Toronto.
Toronto, Juno 25—Fifty persons]
woro prosiriiti'd and fifteen are expected to dio from drinking lemonade in
the town of Woodstock. Sugar of
lead was found in the drink, which
was served at the pio-nic, the drug
gist's careless mistake in giving sugar
of loud for tartaric aold. A mob raided tho druggist's store which was
closed They used a battering ram
and demolished the building. The
stock of sugar ot lend and other drugs
were scattered broadcast. A warrant
is out for the druggist, who is suppos
ed to bo hiding in the wood. A crowd
hus started wi< li tho avowed purpose
of lynching him if thoy can find him.
Washinoton, June 26.—The president h..s appointed Wm. Walter
Phelps, of Now Jersey, minister to
Has Franoisco, June 26.—Ned Hanlan, the oarsman, went east last night.
He will probably make a matoh with
Gaudaur at St. Louis,
Nkw York, J uno 26. —Superintendent Billings, of the Pullman Palaco
Gar Company, denies the rumor that
on July 15th the colored porters on all
of the company's routes will be replaced
by white men, uud that the system
of tipping will be stopped. He says
some Canadian paper recently contained an article to the effect that tho
company had agents in England engaged in securing substitutes for colored man. The superintendents had a
meeting in Chicago laat month and
untiling pertaining to the aubject was
proposed or discussed. Mr. Billinus
declares himself in favor of colored
men for car porters.
Pittsburo, Pa., June 26.—At 2:30
this morning, threo freight trains were
wrecked on the Pennsylvania railroad,,
about a milo east of Latrobe. Two
freight trains were telescoped and
caught the castbound train just as the
latter was passing. Twenty-five cars
and two engines wore wrecked. One
of the engines with several cars rolled
ovor the embankment and fell into the
river. Six persons were killed, another was fatally injured and several
others wero more or less seriously injured. The list of killed may be largely increased, as it is believed all of the
bodies have nut yet been recovered
from the wreck.
New York, June 26.—A report of
tho seizure by a Haytian warship and
the subsequent release of tho American stoamer Ozama, of the Clyde
steamship line, has been forwarded to
the state department at Washington.
lt is expected that Messrs. W. P.
Olyde & Co. will appeal to secretary
Blaine Io Bee whether something cannot be dono to protect their steamers
from the Haytians.
Boston, June 26 —An attempt waa
made to blow upthehospital of Harvard
university yeBterday. Several dynamite cartridges were set in a pasteboard frame and placed on a window
sill of the basement window. Separate fuses led from each cartridge to
one common fuse. The large fuso
burned up to the point where the
small ones joined. This common fuso
had been fired, but on account of tho
dust and windings of the fuse it had
failed to burn. A quantity of kero-
Bene was strewed over and around the
smaller fuses as if to make sure of an
explosion when the spark should reach
that point. No reason can be assigned
for the attempted destruction ot thn
London, June 26.—In tho Parnell
commission today Mr. Sexton, mayor
of Dublin, was called to the stand.
He declared boycotting was a necessary evil, and he would not say he
waB opposed to the principles of the
Paris, June 26.—It has been reported recently that escapes of convicts
from New Caledonia have reached
large proportions. But M. Hardon,
governor of that state, in a report
just addressed to the under secretary
of the colonies, does not mention any
such fact, but on the contrary, says the
penal institutions are entirely quiet,
and great agricultural activity prevaila
in the colony. He mentions the escape of a single convict reoently, but
the latter was captured after a short
absence, and was returned to prison
and punished.
London, June 26.—The Cologne
Gazette intimates that Germany will
take precautionary aud defensivo
measures on the Swiss frontier, in
July, unloss some guarantee is given
that the aocialiats and nihilist* shall
not be allowed to plot against her
peace on Swiss territory, and that
dangerous persons shall not be permitted to crass the frontier into the German territories.
London, June 26.—Walter Eice
Howell Powell., member of Parliament from West Carthoniiathahshire,
is doad. He has represented hiB
comity in patliament since 1880.
London, June 26.—At the Newcastle and Gasforth park summer meeting to-day,' the race for the Northumberland plate was won by Drizzle, King
James second, St. Martins third.
Seven ran.
St. Pbtersbuo, June 26. — The
Grashdamn says the Ruaaian army is
to bo supplied with new rifles made in
Franco, after the latest model.
London, June 26.—The Cologne
Gazette, reviewing the recent proceedings for her own protection by Turkey
and hinting at the negotiations in
progress, Bays that in certain events,
presumably menaces on the part of
Russia, the Sublime Porte would join
the triple alliance.
Ohioaoo, June 26.—The sensation |
of the afternoon waB the announcement that lawyer John F. Beggs, ex-
president of Camp 20 of thu Clan-Na-
Gael, by which body it is held that the
physician's death was decreed, and who
wus deposed from the presidency of
the Irish American Club a few nights
since, had been placed under arrest
Investigation developed the fact that
he had been taken from bis ludgings
ahortly after midnight and- looked up
iu Warren Avenue station. He was
brought down to the court house late
this afternoon in a patrol waggon,
strongly guarded by police, and ushered without delay into the presenco of
the grnnd jury. For an hour or more
a volley of questions were fired at him,
but tn all evasive replios wero returned. He particularly refused to admit
that shortly before Cronin's murder hu
had made a bitter speech in camp 20,
denouncing the physician as a British
spy. At the conclusion of his exam in
ation he was returned tn the police
station. Laurence Buckley, another
Clan-Na-Gael man, is to be called tomorrow. Rumors aro again current
that other important arrests are imminent. None of the testimony before
the jury to-day was of an important
Sheperdsville, Ey., June 26.—At
1 o'clock this morning a mob entered
the jail and demanded the keys to the
cells of the two murderers, Ardell and
Mitchell, who, on June 19, shot and
killed Peddler Lavine while trying to
rob him. Jailer Bowman took his
aiand at the entrance with a shotgun,
but the mob soon overpowered him,
and his wife, thinking he would be
murdered, came forth with the keys.
Bowman pleaded with the men not to
take Mitchell, as he believed he was
innocent. They left Mitchell in his
cell, but warned him of his future and
told hiin he could thank Bowman for
saving his life nud that it waa their
intention to take both. After they
had securely fastened Ardell, the command was given to march, and with
ourses, oaths and yells they left with
the doomed man. Nothing could be
learned as to tbe direction taken by
the mob, as they commanded all to
remain behind.
Port Arthur, Ont, Juno 27.—
The Badger mine shipped another car
containing 36 barrels, of rich silver ore
yesterday to Newark N. J., for smelting. The car was valued - at 850,000.
Two barrels alone contained 815,000
worth of silver.
Kinostown, Ont, June 27.—At
the annual meeting of the shareholders of the cotton mill, held yesterday,
no dividend wsb declared. The stockholders are dissatisfied with the financial results. Some contend that it is
not right that the profits of the mill
ahould all fall to the employees, while
the men whose money is invested receive no returns.
Montreal, June 27.—An outbreak
of diphtheria at St. Lambert has
caused some anxiety among tho residents
there, but every precaution ia being
taken to prevent the spread of the
Kinoston, Ont, June 27.—The effects of Mr. Burns were seized yesterday. Mary Doolan, of Wolfe island,
enquired about hor funds. She deposited $900 iu August laat in the post
oflice savings bank, dividing the money
into two amounts of three and aix
hundred, Bhe holds a receipt for three
hundred alone. Mra. Doolan.- who
cannot read or write, thought the receipt covered 8900. The discovery of
the real state of affairs only ocourred
North Bay, Ont, Juno 27,—The
body of a man named Leveque was
found in tho Mattawa river on Saturday last, about 11 miles below Calendar station on the O.P.R. Strong
piocea of leather, like moccasin strings,
were wound tightly anound the neck.
Attached to these were his supenders
with loops in the ends, appeared to
have been tied round atones to sink
the body in the water. An inquest
was held yesterday at Callendar, when
it was elicited that he had probably
died from the effects of wounds reoeived in a fight, In a shanty half a
mile from where the body was found,
two weeks ago, with a man named Do-
Ian, foreman of the gang. A verdiot
of manslaughter was brought against
Dolan by the coroner's jury, but Do-
lan'a whereabouts are unknown.
Niw Orleans, La., June 27.—Governor Nichola' proclamation regarding
prize fighting in this state i« not causing muoh anxiety to sports hereabouts,
but Renaud, who has oharge of the
affair, said last night it was never contemplated to pitch n battle ground
within the jurisdiction of Louisiana.
Ho saya the proclamation will not interfere with arrangements. Beforo
parting, Frank StevenBon, of New
York, concurred fully in Renaud's
opinion and expressed liko viows.
New York, June 27.—Jack Aehton
has issued a challenge to Peter Jackson, ihe colored champion, and deposited 8500 with the Illustrated News, as a
forfeit for a match for 85,000. Ashton wants tu fight bare with knuckles.
Nbw Orleans, La., June 27.--The
Kilrain people raised several objections
to St. Tammany, where the light is to
take place, claiming telegraph facilitiea
are very bad, but the Western Union
promised to rectify this defect. The
Kilrain people will let Sullivan's friends
know their choice of location on Saturday, when the latter can viait the spot.
All parties expreas the belief that the
fight will come off, the only trouble
expected will be over the referee, who
ia to bo selected at the ring. Kilrain
will be here on the 6th. and devote
three daya to resting.
Patbbson, N. J., June 27—Tuenis
Labb was hanged in jail hero at 9:16
o'clock this morning fnr the murder of
his wife.
Baltimore, June 27.-Early this
morning Wm. Cristopher, prompted
by jealousy, shot and killed Charles
Paris, June 27.—The proprietor of
a cafe here, was recently imprudent
enough to mako a spooialty of Bavarian beer, and, in consequence, lost hia
French customers, who accused him of
being a traitor. The papors took up
the quesiion and published violent attacks on the proprietor, who waa finally obliged to publish a card saying he
recognized his mistake and hereafter
nothing that recalls the name of Germany should be sold in his establishment.
New London, June 27.—The city
iB rapidly filling up with collegemen
and friends of the various crews, and
indications are now that the crowd on
Friday will be larger by several thousand than at auy previous race for several years. Hotels are now overcrowded, and those who arrive to-day
will stand a goud chance of having to
stroll the streets all night or sleep in
hotel corridors. In to-day's races Harvard ia looked upon as a sura winner of
the Freshmen event, and betting iB
now three to one. In the three cornered event, the crews are placed in
every possible position, and Dels vary.
Tho result of the race is decidedly uncertain, but each contingent of students
is backing its own crew liberally. The
Freshmen race will be rowed down
stream at 5 p. m., and immediately
afterwards the three mile race will be
rowed up stream.
Johnstown, Penna, June 27.—
Sheriff McOandless and Col. Hudson
called on General Hustings this morning with a viow to have the grand and
solemn ending of the Johnstown calamity properly celebrated through the
state. The idea haa the approval of all
who take an interest in the fatality. It
is proposed that on the day the state
turns Johnstown over to its people, requiem services will be held in all pans
of Conemaugh valley where the victims of the disaster are buried. ThiB
is to be done as a tribute of respect to
this stricken locality, and is to be
made a state day of prayor. Many
unfortunates were buried without any
religious services, and are now lying
in unknown graves. The observance
proposed will be somewhat after the
manner of Decoration Day. At the
hour appointed services will be held at
the various cemeteries in which the remains were interred, Flowers will be
strewn upon the graves, making a fitting ending to the greatest calamity
that ever occurred in this country.
Threo bodies were found this morning,
but are not yet identified.
Toronto, June 27.—The board of
trade has rosolved to issue debentures
to the amount of 8400,000 for the construction of Hb new building.
Mount Forest, Ont, Juno 27.—
George Nixon, a young man, was
drowned to-day through the upsetting
of a boat He could not swim and his j
two compsnions, who could, thought of
themselves only.
Montreal, Juno 27.—Damage waa
done by firo this morning to the extent
of 850,000 to the Federal Telephono
and iiook exohango buildings and
Quebec, June 27.—An inmate of
St. Bridget asylum, named James
Carnca, aged 84, died suddenly while
at maaa this morning.
God-much, June 27.—Wm. Reid, a
young man. from Kincardine, burst a
blood vessel this afternoon and died a
few minutes after.
Montreal, June 27.—The parish
priest of St, James parish, Rev Father
Roussolet, is dying in the genoral hospital from prostration. He was told
by the medical men last night that
there was no hope of his recovery, and
at his own request he wss removed to
the seminary of St Sulpice that he
might die in peace at the mother's
house of tha order. He wu many
years parish priest of Notre Dame and
is one of the oldest members of the
Sulpician order.
Montreal, June 27.—Two Ohinamen, Fong Lom and Wah Kee, laun-
drymen in this oity, have brought suit
against the 0. P. R. fcr 85,000, for
being forcibly ejected yeaterday from
the train going to Quebeo, at Hochc-
laga. Both had tickets purchascl,
but Conducter Cliarlebois objected iti
their presence, and they had to retiau
to the city on foot,
Quebec, Juno 27.— Beare are reported in unusually large numbers. St>
the township of Lambton, Beano*
county, and are playing havoc witts
sheep. A farmer named Price lost 8-
and several other farmers have lost m
many. Germain Blanchett, who declared war against Bruin some woek*
ago, haa already captured eight.
Ottawa, June 27. —Sir John Macdonald leaves to-morrow for the lower
St. Lawrence.
lt is understood arrangements haw
been completed with Anderson & Cm..,
London, for the establishment of a Id-
knot steamship service between Canada,
and England next season.
Papon demanding the extradition of
Burke, held at Winnipeg *>r the raw-
der of Oronin, have not been receives!
yet.   Hia extradition is certain.
The Dominion government has seduced the export duty on pine logs
from 83 to 82 per thousand feet, boani
measurement Negotiations for tho
removal of all duties on timber awl
wood by both governments are now ib
Chicaoo, Sune 27.—The grand jnrj>
worked straight through till seven
o'clock to-night, when an adjournment
was taken without returning any fm*
ther indictments, but it is believes?
that a number of true bills will be reported to-morrow, lt is moro thus*
probable that before Sunday next„
when the present term of court teriubv .
ates, every man connected with tha?
conspiracy will be under indictment.
A special despatch from Chillicotbe,
Mo., says that four detectives arrive*!
there thia morning and took different
routes into the country, and that 5t
wss thought Cooney would bc captures
before night. Chiof Hubbard said tonight: "Thero has boon no squeals
from any of the suspects, but you cast
put it down that we are getting at tbe
bottom fast, aa we are not only working to convict tho Camp 20 committee^
but a great many others on the outside."'
St. Paul, Mmn., Juno 27.—The
largest smash-up that has occurred ia
St Paul in many yeara came to light;
yesterday afternoon in the aasignmost•■•
of the Eureka Improvement Co. The
amount involved is 8700,000, considerable of whioh ia held by Eastern partis*.
The Eureka Co. was organized to ittt
in land and eleotrio motor enterprise*
in St Paul. The assignment wee
made to Thomas T. Smith, one of the-
largeat stockholders, ou an attachment
suit brought by Fowble & Fitz, surveyors. The stockholders will lose
nearly half a million. The indebtedness is nearly all secured by mortgage.
Loxdon, June 28.—The tenders fcr
the Torouto loan weru opened to-daj-
in the presence of Mayor ClorsL
Treasurer Ooady, Sir Donald Smithy
Senator Drummond, Mr. S. H. Jones-
Mr. S. Tyre, Mr. Owen Jones, md>
many other Canadians. The rescd*
was an immense success. The total
amount applied for was £720,200 ani.
the average price obtained £96, hu..
The bids rsnge from £96 to £98. Tbe
bnlk being tendered for at a veiy
email fraction of the minimum price-
Everyone is dolighted with the result-
This ia considered a long ways thai-
most successful loan Toronto has yet
floated, being some points in advance
of the prioe obtained fur the four per
cent loan floated only threo monthB
Berlin, June 28.— The trial ot the
editors of the Gleichtit, charged with,
stirring up agitation against the government, has resulted in the condemnation of Dr. Adler to four monthr
imprisonment, and of M. Bretechncider
to a publio spology. The trial was
conducted by the special tribunal appointed for the anarchist cases.
London, June 28.—The shareholders and directors of the Dclgoa Bay
Railway held a meeting to-day in this
city. It waa determined to resist ther
aotion of the Portugese governmi nt in-
cancelling the concession to build tha
road, whioh action, it wbb stated,.
would result in a gravo crisis. The
shareholders resolved if Portugal per
sistod in tho course it had undertaken,
to request the British government to
require Portugal to pay its debt to England, amounting to 3,000,000 pounds,
which was incurred in 1814, and to apply this monoy tn the purchase of the
railway. It waa also resolved to claim
damages from Portugal, and to request
Rngland to enforce payment.
Belfast, N. I., Juno H8.—vraeu »-
newspaper correspondent spoke ts
Sullivan in regard to the proclamation,
issued by Governor Nichols of Louisiana, his reply waa : "I have nothing
to do with the fighting grounds as Kilrain won the choice and eo must
choose the grounds. All they have to-
do is to let me know the place decided
on and I will be there in time to fight-
There are plenty of placet to fight besides Louisiana. So far as I am cott-
cerned the proclamation will not inter
fere with tho tight or result I h»v*
worked hard to prepare myself foy
this fight, and will either whip Kiltait i
or he must whip me."
Providence, R. I., June 28.—Jul I
Ashton, snd Jimmy Carroll, thi
Brooklyn pugilist, left for New Toil1
to-night. Ashton is going with Sullivan aouth and will second Sullivan fettle coming battlo. Ashton said laat
night hia battle with Jackson, tho A*»-
tralian, will take place where they eat-
get the most money, and he does not
caro whether it is in El Paso or Paget.
Sound. VOLUME 54.
JULY 3, 1881).
Weekly British Columbian
-Wednesday Nornlng, July 11. lsstl.
The public school examinations
closed on Friday, the third day, with
the high school examination. The
scholars from the junior department
ap acquitted themselves very satisfactorily throughout, nnd reflected
credit upon the painstaking and
efficient teaching staff' generally.
The list of promotions, us published
the other ,hy, from the respective
departments into the next highest,
and from the senior public school
classes into the high school, furnishes
very good prima facie evidence that
there has been nothing like stagnation in any of the classes during tlie
year, but sternly and satisfactory advancement has crowned the combined efforts of teachers antl scholars.
The high school examination made u
good showing, us will be seen by
the report in this paper. A gratifying feature of the examinations
throughout was that, in spite evon
of the rather variable weather, the
number of visitors, and particularly
of ladies, was considerably larger
than on any former occasion of the
kind, and the sustained interest
taken in the proceedings was vory
encouraging. The trustees — the
majority of them nt any rate—
showed a laudable disposition to do
their duty that lias not always beon
observable on similar occasions.
Teachers and pupils havo well
8arned their summer holidays, upon
whicli they now enter, and The Columbian wishes them every happiness and profit therein.
The Commercial Bulletin, of Minneapolis, a journal which is said to
represent fairly tho sentiment of tho
oommcrjial element of the flourishing "twin cities" of Minnesota, in a
recent issue deals with the sitting
of the senate committee on trade relations with Canada in that city,
and expresses a decided feeling in
favor of free trade with the Dominion. The Bulletin cited tho evidence
of leading manufacturers and merchants before tbe committee, all of
■whom were in favor of free connections in trade with Canada, and
especially with Manitoba, and were
of- opinion that the injury to tbe
Worth-western States from such a
change would be slight compared
vrith the advantages to be gained
thereby. The Bidletin refers to the
ovidence of Mr, C. A. Pillsbury, the
leading miller, who favored the repeal of the wheat and flour duties,
as it would enlarge the wheat producing field for Minnesota millers,
besides giving them a market near
home to which thoy could send some
of their products. "There was an
almost unanimous sentiment," says
the Bulletin in summing up, "on the
part of the men who responded to
the inquiries of the members of the
investigating committee, in favor of
abolishing the duty on flour, wheat,
lumber, farm implements and other
manufactured goods." Commenting
on the above facts, the Winnipeg
Commercial very aptly says: "Therefore the statements of these prominent business men of Minneapolis
may safely be accepted as in liar
mony with their thoughts and
T-rishos, for in every way they are
based upon selfishness, the solfish-
ness which is necessary when viewing any question on business principles, and wliich cannot bo considered
unjust because of its selfishness,"
Continuing, the Commercial makes
-the following remarks, which aro so
nearly in accord with our own convictions, and previous expressions,
on the subject of trade relations between the two American commonwealths, that wo cannot do better
than reproduce them in full: "It is
now in order for Canadians nml
©specially Manitobans to consider
the proper advantages or disadvantages of freo trade between this Dominion nnd the United States, and
to consider it on as purely selfish
grounds us have tho businoss men of
Minneapolis, Of course when consideration is given to the mutter, it
must not drift into talk about a
tariff' tinkering arrangement, which
TWniilfl    pdniitj of.   frnp truilw between
the  two   countries, but keep up a
tariff wnll agri-ait ull the rest of the
world, the height of which in both
wonk! bo equal.    That arrangement
CUmifo'  '■■■•■ considered for a moment
on this side of tho boundary line, as
it would pi-dotioaHy place the fixing
of tariff rates for the Dominion in
tho power of Washington legislator1!.
But a system of free trade between
the two, which would leavo Hither
free to lix their own tariff' to suit
themselves, or sweep it iiwuy altogether if necessary, is one well worthy of the cnrefnl and favorable eon
sideriition of Oimni'iaus in all purls
of  the  Dominion.   To such an ur-'
rangoment there would nu doubt lm j
strong  opposition   from  a  nest of I
favored   manufacturers   in Ontario \
and Quebec, but we firmly believe j
the masses  of  the people in overy |
provinco would   fuvor  it   in over- i
whelming  numbers, and   it is very
doubtful if tho opposition in the two
evinces referred to would bo any-J
thing like so strong as some people
would have us to believe. Even
amongprotecteel manufacturers theie
the feeling is rapidly gaining ground
that Canadian manufacturers must
have a much wider field than this
Dominion, if our industries of that
class are ever to develop into being
able to live without a legislative
sucking bottle, able to nurture them
in babyhood perhaps, but nor, strong
enough to carry them further."
That's the idea oxactly, friend Commercial: No tinkering with the tariff
or with our national independence a
la Wiman; but a fair, reasonable, and
sensible system of freo trade, partial
or complete, as may be agreed upon,
bused on tho principles, of perfect
reciprocity, and resulting in equal
mutual advantage and good neighborhood.
A cotemporary who has been
there, voices the groans of his brother martyrs in the following, which
will hurt no ono to read, and may
fall upon good ground : -Many who
write for newspapers little think of
the printer, who spends hours of toil
over their false grammar, bad orthography and poor punctuation.
How often are tho arguments of
lawyers, in high repute us scholars,
given to printers in tlieir own handwriting, many words, and especially
technical and foreign terms, abbreviated, words mispelled, and few or no
points, nnd those fow, if there ure
uny, entirely out of place. The sermons of eminent divines aro fro
quently sent to the press without
points or capitals to designate the
division of sentences — sermons
which, if published with the imperfections of the manuscript, would
disgrace the printer's devil if he
were the author. Supposo they had
boen so printed ? The printer would
have been treated with contempt as an illiterate blockhead
—as a fellow better suited to be a
wood sawyer than a printer. Nobody would have believed that such
gross and palpable faults were owing
to the carelessness of the author.
And no one but the practical printer
knows how many hours a compositor,
and, after him a proof-reader, is
compelled to spend in reducing to a
readable condition manuscript that
the writers themselves would be
puzzled to read.
The following well put thoughts,
from an exchange, are worth pondering, by the rising generation
especially, who are generally prone
to over-estimate themselves in any
capacity. Every thinker knows that
the man who would succeed must
do more work than he gets paid for,
in every profession and trado. We
take it for granted that the man
who will do only §20 worth of work
a week because his salary is but §20
will nevor get more than 820 a week
for the simple reason that ho has
never stiowu his employer thut he
is worth more. Wo figuro it that
an employee who means to succeed
has to do from 10 to 20 per cont.
more work than he gets actual pay
for. This he has to do until he
reaches a certain point, and having
reached that point ho will lind that
by as much as his income has increased, by so much has the demand
for amount and intensity of his labor
diminished. To put this theory into
figures, we will say that a boy receiving §3 a weok should do §4
worth of work, tho boy receiving §5
a week should do 87 worth of work ;
but when he gets to be a man and
receives 820 a week, he should do
830 work of work ; a man receiving
f 30 should do 840 worth of work,
and so on until, say, the salary
reaches §75, and tho laborer can
give himself somewhat of a rest;
that is to sny, about 850 worth of
work will satisfy his employer.
Labor brings its markol value, und
is seldom overpaid, oftoner underpaid. It is the experience—the
know-how—that brings the money.
In the lively unci "coming" town
of Whatcom thoy appreciate tlie
need of the enforcemont of Sunday
closing regulations. As a matter of
fruit, any oity or town, whose people
possess that very essential quality
of self-respect, and the desire for
true advancement in all that makes
a community worth living in, looks
as closely lo the condition of its
morals as it does to its streets, and
recognizes that the claims of one
are as binding as thoso of the other.
The Whatcom Bulletin laments the
tax state of things in its community,
and suggests the obvious roniody, us
follows : "On Sundny night it would
not have boon dillicult to corral half
a dozen intoxicated men, while yesterday morning n numbor of suhii-
drunks staggered along the streets
up, if looking for n place to sleep off'
the cfl'ebtrj of n debauch of the night
before, Such is the result of open
saloons on Sunday, in direct deliiiuce
of the laws of the city and territory.
Though no direct action has been
taken toward the closing of tho
saloons on Sunday, the subject has
received considerable discussion of
late, aud even ft number of the best
saloon men aro in favor of closniw
their places of business on Sundny.
Thoy just follow the custom of keeping open on that day, and would
gladly shut up shop if the law were
generally enforced. The custom is
a bad one. It don't look well, has
a very evil effect and is a direct vio
lation of the law, and should not be
allowed any more than tho open violation of any other law. It lies
with the authorities to insist upon
the law boing observed, nnd those
concerned to obey. A hint is as
gootl as a kick, and a word to the
wise is sufficient." The foregoing
remarks have the truo ring, and if
the Whatcom authorities act accordingly they will be doing themselves
and their town honor.
Victoria and Vancouver havo
done their celebrating for the year,
with more or less success, and it
now remains for Westminstor to
keep up its end by preparing a good
general programme in connection
with the exhibition season this fall.
The exhibition itself, if energetically
and properly nianuaged, can be
made very attractive, but a good
programmo, embracing nil the popular athletic sports and contests,
should be prepared. The three dnys
appointed for the exhibition will
give sufficient tim" for carrying out
theso sports as n very agreeable side
show, and the sports will add materially to the interest, the attendance,
and tho general success of the whole
affair, No time should now be lost
in making all the necessary arrangements for the show nnd the sports,
as only three months remain until
the date of the exhibition. The
prize list, already considerably behind hand, will be out in two or
threo weeks, it is understood, when
the exhibition and the programme of
sports should be thoroughly advertised throughout the provinoe. '
The Victoria Times of a late date
has the following rather interesting
editorial note : "A Montreal judgo
has severely reprimanded a lawyer
who appeared in court wearing a
gown over a tweed suit. The lawyer
said he didn't see what difference it
made whether his suit was tweed or
broadcloth so long as he behaved
himself, und he doubted whether
any judge bad a right to peer under
his gown to see whut kind of clothes
he wore. Next thing, he said, the
judges will want to know what vintage of flannels a lawyer wore, and
when that point was reached he
would kick. The liberty of flannels
was as sacred as the right of free
speech, and if it was infringed he
would invoke the Magna Cliarta.
Tho judge, however, was inexorable,
and declared that a tweed suit must
not bo worn with a gown." This—
whicli we take from a New York
paper, continues our Victoria cotemporary—reminds us of an incident in
this city some yours ago, It was,
we think, Mr. Pooley, the burly
speaker and expectant attorney-gen-
oral, who came into court without
his wig, and thoughtlessly attempted
to address the court without tho
regulation headgear. Mr. Pooley
is a gentleman of commanding presenco, tall, muscular, shaggy-haired,
with a look of determination flashing from a pair of small, kindly
oyes. He opened his address: "My
Lord"—but ho never got auy fur
ther. The chief justico ignoring tho
lawyer's presence because his head
was not adorned with the old-
fashioned wig, in his most dignified
tones and with a far-away look, said:
"Mr. Clerk, do 1 hear some person
speaking ? I see no ono addressing
the court." And then Mr. Pooley,
reminded by a brother barrister that
he hnd subjected himself to commitment for contempt of court for appearing in undress uniform, blushed
scarlet, folt the top of his head with
his hand, and retired precipitately to
the dressing room. Donning his wig
he again returned to court and the
wheels of justice rolled on with their
wonted smoothness.
Pope Leo the Thirteenth has beon
showing unmistakable sums.of failing health lately, uud the question
as to Who slinll stop into thn pontifical shoes in the event of the present venerable occupant being "promoted," as the Salvation Army War
Cry would say, is agitating not
merely a portion of the ecclesiastical,
but in h measure also, the diplomatic
nnd, of course, the journalistic,
world. Le Matin, of Paris, in dis-
discussing tho probablo successor of
the pope, bplieves that tho choice of
the sucred college may rest upon an
American or English cardinal. It
oven goes so far ns to assert that it
knows that the now popo will be
English or American. Tho Boston
Herald, in commenting upon this,
says : "Le Matin, of Paris, is not
altogether unworthy of confidence,
and whim it snys in ecclesiastical
circlos that the new pope will be tin
American or an Englishman, it may
he taken for granted that it knows
what it is talking about. However,
it is hard for us to believe that the
European prelates should have eome
to such a decision because the our- |
toni has prevailed for 350 years of
selecting an- Italian for pope. At
the present time, out of CO oardinals,
33 aro Italians, so that it may ba.
thought thnt the custom may prevail, The candidates possible among
English and American prelates are
Cardinals Howard, Manning, Newman, Moran, Gibbons, and Taschereau, archbishop of Quebec. None
of these prelates can be considered a
strong candidate, The first name
has, perhaps, tha greatest influence
at Rome, having lived there for a
number of years, while the Canadian
cardinal may be considered to be
politically speaking the best candidate for the position. But according to lis the next conclave will not
select any of these. Cardinal Gib
bons is no doubt an ablo man, but
his American education would not
enable him to maintain tho old traditions of the Vatican." We do
not dissent from tho opinions ox-
pressed above by our cotemporary
of the "hub" on the probability of
an English or American successor
to Leo XIII in the chair of St.
Peter, ln fact, our cotemporary's
reasoning strikes ua as eminently
j     P, G. M'UIC'KLANii.
J. 0. WHYi'Ii
They are hitting Jim Blaine, Ban,
Harrison's secretary of state, some
pretty hard knocks, over tho way,
about the sort of political bedfellows
he habitually herds with. It is not
hard to believo that the "plumed
knight" deserves all he gets. A
great political scandal, says America,
is thrusting its ugly head into the
light, notwithstanding tho frantic
efforts of various interested gentlemen of prominence to make it lie
down. The country is beginning to
realize that the infamous Clan-na-
Gael has been one of the most powerful influences at the back of a former candidate for president, who is
the present secretary of stato. The
matter is thus succinctly set forth
by the Philadelphia Telegraph: "It
would bo impossible outside of politics to discover a leading statesman,
a most conspicuously prominent
citizen of a great country in the
same bed with such men as the
Egans, Fords, Finertys, and Sulli-
vans. Yet, apparently, if Democratic and Republican reports alike
can be relied on, all these men share
the bed of the Maine statesman,
enjoy his confidence, are deep in his
counsels, and are, or have been, his
trusted allies." After producing
much proof of this, the Telegraph
asks: "Oan ariybody imagine any
other single secrotary of state, from
the first of them to Mr. Bayard, inclusive, having such friends and
allies as tho Egans, Fords, and Sulli
vans) Is it possible to think of Jefferson, Randolph, Pickering, Marshall, Madison, Monro:', Adams,
Clay, Livingston, Webster, Buchanan, Calhoun, Everett, Marcy, Cass,
Black, Seward, Fish, Frelinghuysen,
sleeping in the samo political bed
with such a crew?" America,
which is a thoroughly independent
and outspoken journal, adds the following comments: "lt is indeed
strango that this oathbound association of dynamiters is, so far as has
been discovered, mado up of fiery
supporters of Mr. Blaine. How did
he get such followers! It is asserted
on good authority lhat Alexander
Sullivan was lo have had a cabinet
position if Mr. Blaino had been
elected in 1884. It is known that
Pat Eagan has been rewarded by
Mr. Blaine with au important foreign mission, while other Irishmen
of the samo stripo are buzzing about
Washington with the prospect before them of getting federal offices
by virtue of Mr. Blaine's indorsement, Tho wholo scandalous affair
cannot fail to affect Americans with
shame and sorrow. Dynamiters
hand in glove with the secretary of
slate I It is most disgraceful."
Job printing of all kinds neatly done
nt the Oolumuiak ollict. Prices will be
found o.s low us at anv other oilice in
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Derrick's Perpetual Hay Press.
Hay Tedders and Loaders.
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Buy Them at the Lowest Prices.
g3T REMEM BEE., my stock of fine Boots and Shoes, in thi
newest styles, is larj.
To buy at Low
Goods (not old shoj
rices, tn
tban any dealer's in the Prov
see the Greatest Variety, to get Nev
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2X.Gi.cL do 0-u.xrrie. VOLUME 34.
NO. 27.
Weekly British GolunMaii.
lfciliifsilny Jlnrnlng, July II, 1889.
Luteal luMl
Chicago, Juno 28.—It is given out
on eminent authority tn-ntsrht that at
leasi three indiotinents have b"en
drawn up and will bo presented to the
court by the jury to-morrow. The
men arjninst whom it is reported that
the indictments will be returned aro
Alexander Sullivan, Lawrence E.
Buckh-y, of the executive committee
of the Olan-Na-Gael, and Lawyer John
F. B":'gn. Sheriff Watson has already
heen notified to take charge of the
latter to-morrow.
Berlin, June 29.—Tho Gazette De
Magdeburg, reports that somo Russian
officers dining recently with several
Germans at Stuttgart, refused to drink
a toast to tho Gorman empire, and
when reproached for their luck of
courtesy, left the table,
London, June 29. — Archbishop
Croke, has written a letter to Canon
Cahill, in whieh he very strongly supports Mr. Win. O'Brien's campaign
against the plantation scheme of the
landlords, which is being carried out
in Ireland. The Roman Catholic
archbishops and bishops met at May.
nooth and expressed deep regret that
Archbishop Walsh's proposal for arbitration in the landlord and tenant disputes had been adopted in suoh few
cases. They urged this as tho only
right and peaceful manner of getiing
over the recurring difficulties uf the
London, June 29.— Despatches from
Delagoa Bay states tho situation appears serious. The Portugese destroyed a portion of the newly constructed railway, and tired upon the
English engineers. The British consulate is crowded with refugees, and
the British interpreter, connected with
the consulate, hos been arrested.
Ohioaoo, Juno 29.—The grant! jury
resumed its investigation of tho Oronin
murder, this morning, by further examination of witnesses connected with
the Olan-Na-Gael.
Washinoton, Juno 29.—Mrs. Harrison, ncci'iiipanied by her fathor, tho
grand children nnd servants, returned
at 2:30 this aftornoon, from tispe May.
About II o'clock, the president, wil liout saying a word to anyone, put on
his hat and coat, went to the depot
ahd took a train to meet lliern. This
ho did at Baltimore and completely
surprised thom.
New York, Juno 29.—Nearly all
tho details for the Sullivan-Kilrain
fight are arranged. Bud Reniiud l.m
been given sole control of the financial
arrangement as far as Kilrain is concerned. As Rennud was acceptable to
Frank Stevenson, he will undoubtedly
be agreed upon for manager of the
fight. While local prejudice is largely
in favor of Sullivan, both men may
feel sure of fair play. Tho Southern
Athletic Club, which has 1200 members, declared itself as a body a supporter of Kilrain. On tha other hand,
the Young Men's Gymnastio Club,
nearly aa strong, is staunch in support
of the "Boston Boy." It is not the
inientiuii of Ronaud uud Stevenson to
divulge thu place of tho mill except to
ono representative of Sullivan. Bud
Ri'iiaml has asked Cnpt. Jim Ferguson, of Meridon, Miss., to bring his
company of rifles down to preserve
order at tho ring side. Nothing moro
can be done as to the fight until the
arrival of Sullivan.
Belfast, N. Y., Juno 29.—Sullivan
is pegging away like a good one, und
has not failed to obey any instructions
of his trainer. He took a 26 mile trot
to Black Ruck Spring, and Muliluon
is uui letting up on him a bit.
Chicago, Juno 29.—Tho majority
of sporting mon of Chicago seem to
think Kilrain will bo tho winner. The
big uiiin from Boston had many ad-
miioi.'i in this city, but his fondness
for liquor indulged on Humorous noteworthy occasions has caused quondam
adin inia to Hock to the standard uf
tho B.il:iinoro pugilist. Parson Davis
said to-day: "1 believe John L. Sulli
van will be whipped by Kilrain. Tho
laf or is naturally a good fighter and
his training has beon most rigorous.
He itill be in the pmk of condition
when he faces the big fellow. Sullivan's well known oxoesses must have
affected hiin, and he is not the man he
used to bu. Kilrain hasn't beon talking much, but he will givo a good account uf himsolf when Iho time comes.
PuiLADEtrniA, Juno 29.—A prominent sporting man, who recently induced Sullivan to come hore and wrestle Munition, confidently believes Kilrain will carry off the laurels. "Sullivan would win the fight," aaid Mr.
Cole, "if he were in the samo physical
condition now ho waa five yeara ago,
Ab it is, his system is greatly abused.
Kilrain possenses one advantage in
Charley Mitchell for a trainer, Mitchell knows all of Sullivan's weak
points, and his condition then cannot
be overlooked."
Montreal, June 29—A very general impression prevails here that the
Sullivan-Kilrain fight will never come
off, and that if the men do meet in
the ring neither will be allowed to win.
Harry Phillips says: "Sullivan, if he
haa kept straight aa long aa they say
he haB, ought to make a good battle,
.though Kilrain may do him up. It
all depends upon the men running it
whether the fight will be fought or
New York, June 29. — Abrara
Wakemau, postmaster in New York,
under Lincoln's administration, died
thia morning at 40 East 20th street.
He haB been confined to bed 3 months,
owing to a complication of diseases, at
the bottom of which waB rheumatic
gout. He was born in Connecticut
md was G5 yeara old. Early in life he
taught aohool at Rochester, and in
1844 began the study of law, at Little
Falls; in 1846 ho came to New York
and wm admitted to the Ur in 1847.
Ottawa, Juno 29 —Senator John
McDonald hns loft Toronto for Vancouver. Tho recent sonsatiiuial speech
nf Ool. Amyot at Quebec, is creating
nn little excitement hero. Uo warned,
the Fronch Canadians ihut the day
was not far distant when thoy would
probable bu obliged to defend their
liberties and institutions. This is a
hit at the anti-Jesuit agitation. Sir
Adolpho Caron, minister of militia,
says he will enquire into the affair,
Despite the denials from Washing-
tun, Canada has made, through tho
English foreign office, an offer for reciprocity in lumber.
Lykciuiuru, Va., July 2.-—Tho east
bound express on the Norfolk & Western
Railroad, ran into a washout, this morning, 30 miles from hero, and was com
pletely wrecked. It is reported that
betweon thirty and forty passengers were
San Francisco, July 2.—Ool. O. F.
Cracker, vice-prosidnnt of the Southern Pacific Co., who has just returned
from Vancouver, B. C, announced
that henceforth all coal used here by
the railroad will bo mined at Comox
by tho company and brought hero in
their steam colliers. Dnncmuir is interested with tho Southern Pacifio in
the mines, and ho will put the surplus
on the local market for steam and domestic use.
Tacoma, W. T., July 2.—During a
domestic row in "Id Tacoma last night,
a kanaka, named Rampudn, shot and
killed an Indian woman with whom he
wns living, and during the melee bit
off a portion of the eat- of a rival for his
mistress'iiffeciii'im. Be lied and has
not yet been captured.
San Francisco, Juno 2—As was
surmised in theso despatches last niglit,
Win. H. Wilson, whuBe name has been
associated with tho suicide of Mrs.
Hollis on Saturday last, by poison,
also suicided, and with tho samo moans.
His body was found hidden in the
underbrush of one of the public parks
yesterday afternoon.
San Francisco, July 2.—Advices
just received by the steamer Rio de
Janeiro, from Hongkong, report a
severe rain storm there in the latter
part of May, damaging all the roads
and streets of tha colony, and drowning seventeen poopio. The damuue to
publio proporly alone amounted to
about §300.000.
San Fhacisco, July 2.—Paddy
Ryan, ill au interview this morning,
said that if Sullivan is iu tho condition
tho newspaper reports say ho is, Kilrain will certainly receive a sound
drubbing when they moot for the
buttle next Monday.
Baltimore, July 2.—A friend of Kilrain snys Mitchell told liim yesterday
that the battle would bo a long one, and
that Sullivan would try his old time
rushes and terrorizing style in the first
fow rounds, but Kilroiu's gameness and
agility would prevent tho hig fellow from
doing him any harm, und Jako would
make Sullivan work so lively that he
would become winded and then would
coinc Jake's turn. Mitchell said in his
fight with Sullivan, he had studied overy
tnok of the big fellow, and that Kilrain
will enter the ring as well acquainted
with his antagonist's lighting as though
they had fought boforo.
Cleveland, O., July 2.—Sullivan
and pnrty in a special train of 3 cars
ran into the Nickel Plate depot here
early this morning. Very few people
woro there to meet tlm train. When
the train switched to Ihe bee line
tracks, Charly Johnson, Jim Wakeley
and Billy Muldoon cume out during
the wait. Muldoon snid Sullivau waa
asleep, and hud not beon awake since
the party left Dunkirk. He said Sullivan would enter the ring next Monday ns fine as a fiddle, and botier able
to tight than he ever was in his life.
The purty left over tho hoe line at 3
Chicaoo, July 2.—Senators Dawes,
of Mass., Stookbridge, uf Mich., Man-
dorson, of Neb., Jones, uf Arkansas,
and Wnlcntt, of Colorado, composing
tho senate committee to investigate
the condition and requirements of the
present and proposed Indian -tchutils
in Alaska, left here today. The com
mitteo go from this city directly to
Port Tiiwnsend, via Omaha and Ta
coma, where tho government steamer
Albatmss will be at their disposal until
July 25th, by which time they expect
to return to Port Townsend, and after
a few days in Washington territory re
turn east about Aug 1st. Tho trip
will bo an extensive one, and after
visit ing most oi tb northern school
and inlands just off the main coast the
coniinitteo, if it has time, may cross to
the island of Kudiak, (133 miles west
of the mainland,
Paris, July 2.—It is believod here a
ministerial crisis will result from tho
recent seizure of certain letters in N.
Meyer's houso by M. Thevnot, minister
of justice. It is expeoted Thevnot, and
l'ouvior, minister of finance will resign.
London, July 2. —At to-day's session
of tho Parnell commission, Michael
Davitt was placod on tho witnoss stand.
Davitt deniod tho account given by
Lecaron, tho Times witness, that John
Devoy's proposals wero submitted to
Parnoll was true, Parnoll, he said, had
nothing to do with his (Davitt's) visit to
America in 1878. It was the witness'
intention to revisit America to leoture
and raise money for the agrarian movement in Ireland,
Davitt said that while in America ho
attended some of the meetings of tho
Clan-na-Gael. The latter sooiety included some of the best Irishmen in
America, and was no more a club that
sanctioned murder than the Carlton
club, There is no alliance, the witness
Baid, betweon the Clan-na-Gael and the
leaguo in Ireland. The league movement won the whole of the Irish thore
to the side advocated by Parnell. Davitt
testified he had nevor mot a bettor man
as regards philanthrophy and Christianity, than Patrick Ford. He said ho
regretted that a few months after the
league waa established Ford openly, In
his papor, the Irish World, advocated
the uae of dynamite, The witness wrote
him expostulating with him for the expression of such sentiments, and "ultimately," said Davitt, "Ford returnod to
our sido and now honestly advocates con*
stitutional agitation, The witness said
he was opposed to the nso of dynamite
becauso its use was immoral and unmanly.  He was not opposed, however,
to physical force if there was reasonable
chanco of success from its employment.
The league, lie said, did not circulate
copies of the Irish World in Ireland.
Ford, though, sent some copies over by
the means of "spread the light" found,
and witness paid postage on them. The
league did not circulate the letter of
John Devoy on the "new departure"
which was quoted by Sir Richard Web-
ster, attorney-general. Davitt said he
had been acquainted with Alex Sullivan
since 1S78, aod had the greatest opinion
of Sullivan's ability as a lawyer. Of
his character as a citizen, and of his
honor as a man, he declared that he
thought him incapable of anythingdis-
honorablo. After the roturn of the
witness to Ireland, he delivered
speeches denouncing outrages. He
declared ho disliked the agitation and
would willingly abandon its use tomorrow if he saw somo justice done
to Ireland, but otherwise he would
not abandon it.
Cork, July 2.—The proclamation
prohibiting the holding of a nationalist
meeting yesterday was disregarded.
Tha result was thnt Wm O'Brien and
other speakers wero arrested. After
the arrest of O'Brien, the crowd stoned
the police, who in turned charged.
Several people were injured, including
Patrick O'Brien, M. P.
London, July 2.—The queen caught
a slmlit chill.coming up from Scotland.
Each journey now tries her moro than-
tho last, and it was fur a time doubtful
whether she would be able to attend
the show on Thursday. It is said she
was determined to bo present at all
hazards. When she did come, it was
evident her weakness occasioned much
pain tu thuse who witnessed it, Her
majosty was not only compelled constantly to use a stick, but waB obliged
to have resnurco to the assistance "f
ller servants on entering and leaving
her carriage. She managed to distribute thirty gold medals, nevertheless,
and to say something gracious to moat
of the recipients. On Friday she
looked considerably better and snowed
keen interest in all the novelties, and
especially in the machine for projecting diiinfeclants over trees, which she
hopes may save ller doar chestnuts in
Windsor pnrk frum the ravages of
Cairo, July 3.~Tho Egyptian troops,
under Colonel Wadehouse, have had a
battle at Arquin with the dervishes,
defeated thom and put them to rout.
Tho dervish loss in killed and wounded
is reported at fivo hundred, and the
Egyptians only seventy. Two English
officers were wounded. Colonel Wado-
house is pursuing the flying dorvishes.
The dervishos attempted to effect a
lodgment on tho river bank and Col.
Wadehonse forthwith advanced upon
thein with his field force. The dervishes
stubbornly resisted tho attack, but after
they lost two guns they began to retreat,
The battlo extended seven miles along
the rivor bank, the dervishes retiring
northward foot by foot. More fighting
is expected.
Cairo, July 3.—The dervishes advanced north of Wadahalfa reoently and
threatened to cut off the garrison. A
despatch from thore aunounces that the
movement has beeu checked. Col.
Wadehouse, in command of the Egyptian
troops, yesterday attacked the invaders
at Argeysi, below the second great cataract. The Arabs fought with desperation,
but wore defeated and fled southward.
The Egyptian troops were well handled
and showed great steadiness, although
inferior in number to the enemy. The
lusses are heavy. The Arabs loft five
hundred dead on the field. The Egyptian loss is seventy killed and one hundred
and fifty wounded. It is belioved Col.
Wadohouso's victory will put a stop to
the invasion, but reinforccineuts are
being hurried to tho front.
London, July 3.—The Massachusetts riflo team, which defeated the
honorable artillery company on Monday nnd the first artillery Berkshiros
yestorday, will contest with the London rifle brigade today.
London, July 3.—The American
champion boat Blackmuro, the English
sculler, by throe lengths to-day in the
diamond scull race at Henley  regatta.
Lockport, N. Y., July 3.—Last
night Mary and Lizzio Hawkes, sisters,
while swinging in a hammock, were
struck by lightning aud Instantly killed.
New York, June 3.—James Tanne-
bam, of Belfast, Ireland, visiting here,
was nearly the victim of bunco men last
night on Broadway. The police were
watching tho party, however, and arrested tlie would-be swindlers. Tanne-
ham had a largo sum of money on his
person, and his escape waa narrow.
Baltimore, July 3.—Jako Kilrain
will leave for tho lighting grounds at 2
o'clock this afternoon, over Baltimorn
and Ohio railroads, accompanied by
Charlie Mitchell, Pony Moore, Johnnie
Murphy, Dr. J. H. Dougherty, of Atlantic ciiy, and a couplo of others.
Most of the betting here ia 10 to 9 in
favor of Sullivan.
Boston, July 3.—Last evening Prof.
Thomas F Drohan, left for New Orleans, bearing the Parnell athletic
club's tribute to Sullivau, whioh will
be presented to him in the ring. It is
an American flag of the UneBt silk, five
feot long, four feot wide, attached to a
heavy brass mounted ebony pole nine
feet in length and surmounted by a
large American eagle, In the centre
of the blue field of the flag is the gilt
harp of Erin, about which is entwined
the shamrook. Running horizontally
acroas the banner in large gilt letters
is the inscription: "Presented to John
L. Sullivan, champion of the world, by
the Parnell athletic olub of Boaton,
July 8th, 1889."
Lancaster, Oal., July 3.—William
Tweedy, a cattleman, left Lancaster
yeaterday and wont to Maynard, ten
miles distant, where he atopped at a
blacksmith ahop to get his buggy fixed.
While waiting W. C, Wheeling oame
in and Tweedy askod why he had killed a cortain bull, at the samo time
stooping to pick up a chisol. Wheeling drew a rovolvor and fired two
shots, ono of them striking Tweedy in
tho middle of tho back on the left tide,
Tho wounded man died a few houra
later. He was quito wealthy. Wheeling surrendered himself, fearing lynching.
Meteorological Observations    at   New
Weslinluster for June. 1889.
Mean temperature  62.0
Ahovo June mean     3.7
Highest max  84.0
Lowest miu  46.0
Mean of max  72.4
Mean cf min  51.7
Rainfall in inches  1.93
Below   June   meun     0.49
Days rain fell       9
Greatest day's fall, inches 0.42
Cloudy days       8
Partially cloudy       5
Clear      17
Windiest day in miles,    120
Calmest,   "        "          47
Total miles of wind 2530
Highest Barometer, 30.09
Lowest        "  29.55
June 1st and 2nd, mock suns; 7th
and 8th, halos; 14th, highest water of
the year; freshet over; temperature of
river, end uf June, 60°.
A. Peele, Capt'n.
C. C. Richards k Co.
Gents,—1 sprained my leg so badly
that 1 had to be driven homo iu a carriage. I immediately applied MINARD'S LINIMENT freely and in 48
hours could use my leg again as well as
ever. Joshoa Wynauoht.
Bridgewater, N, S.
Dob't he Fooled.—When you require
a worm expeller iiBk for CHEROKEE
VERMIFUGE and tako no other. It is
always reliable and pleasant to take,
Shorthorn and very High Grade Bull
Calves for Sale, at prices Irom S35 to
(jonzules Stock Farm,
mh27wto Victoria, H. C.
(Late of England)
Cornet of Ohurch and Columbia Streets,
*jrStttIsfaction guaranteed.     dwfo7tc
For Sale Cheap.
BULL, 3 year, oldj and
year. old.
Both animals uro in fine condition.
Apply to
WISJelm Popcum Haw Mill.
City Taxes.
llon of the City Council,passed on tho
26th liiHt., all City Taxes on real estate for
the current year will bo subject to arebate
of 2?) per cent, if paid before the 31st July,
prox. Thlfi rebate doeanot applyto ar
rears or debenture- rates.
City Clerk.
City Clerk's Oilice,
27th June, 1881). Je27dwlw
Tenders for Loan.
_   MONDAY, ISlhdnr or July, IH89, at
4 o'clock p. m., for lending to tho Corpor-
4o'clockp.           _    .
nt Imi of Imp Municipality of Chilliwhaok
1he sum of 52,000.00, secured on debentures
under the, Municipality Loan By-law of
1880. Those debentures are for 8200.00 each
and carry seven per cent, per annum Interest. Tenders may be for any portion of
the loan.
Tho highest or any tender not necessarily Hcceptcd,
Tenders to bfi addressed to the Clerk of
the Municipal Oouncil of Chilllwhack,
Dated thla 27th dayof June, A. D. 1688,
dwJc'JStd Reeve.
Real Estate Agent
NEW WESTMINHTERi-Ofiioe, Mackenzie Street,
Full List ol Oily ami Suburban Property,
Particular attention paid to Farming
Accurate information to correspondents.  dwmyByl
JOHN S. COX, Prop.
Light Brahmaa,
Partridge Coehhtna,
Plymouth Hooka,
White face Bl'k gpanlBh
White Created, Black and Golden
Houdanai     Silver-pencilled   Hamburg..
Black, Red and Pitt G»m««.
Toulouse Gceae,     Rouen Duck..
Hy Yards are open (or Inspection.
Labrador Herring-s,
lv£ack:erel, Salt Cod,
Aimoiii's TJnc. ECaras,
iiriiioui's TJnc. Bacon.
P-lo-ar. Bran. Snorts,
uoidwiy Scouliar-Armstrong Block, Columbia St.
W. & G. Wolfenden,
Cor. Columbia & Mary Sts.
Real Estate,
Insurance and Financial
it Mckenzie sts.
LONDON, ENG. m cannon st.
Farming Lands tTown Lots
Business Property.
Lot faoing on Columbia anil Front Sts.,
in contral portion of the city; soveral
buildings bring good rent—J22.000.00.
Lot 4, Block 7, near Lytton Square,
66x132 feet, fronting on Columbia and
Front Sts.—J6.000.00.
Corner Lot on Columbia St., 33»66 foot—
Also—Lot and Building with stock of
Goods, one of the best business stands
in the city,
ImprovedResidential Property
Lot IS, Blook 13; two houses rented at
paying figures—$4,600.00.
House and Lot on Lorne St., near Col-
Lots 4, 5 & 6, Blook 19; good house,
garden, kc; choice residence property
Corner Lot on Columbia St.; fenced and
House and Lot on Columbia St.; oneof
the finest rcsidenooa in the city—$7,-
Houae and Lot on Boyal Avenue, near
Douglas St.—$2,000.00.
House and 3 Lots, corner Royal Avonue
and St. Patrick'a St.; so better rosidenoe site in the city—$10,000.00.
1 acre, with 7 houses, neu the Park-
Vacant Residential Property.
Lot 1, Block 28; corner lot on Agnes St.;
fino residence sit-o—$1200.00.
Lots on St. Andrew's St., near Queen's
Avenue—$500.00 each.
Lots on Montreal, Douglas and 'Halifax Sts., near Clinton St.; fine views
and well situated—$350.00, $375.00,
Lot on Melbourne St., near Clinton-
Lot 9, Sub-Blook 10; fine residence lots—
Lots on Pelham St., near Mary—$600.09
Lot on Pelham St.; sear St. Andrew's;
fine site—$500.00.
Lot on St. John's St., near Melbourne—
Lot in St. Andrew's Square—$300.00.
Lots in Block fronting on North Arn
road; finest chanco In the market.foi
residence or speculation—$125,00 tt
Lots in Subdivision of Lot 11, snb-Bloe
12-$60.00 to $125.00.
Lots ln Subdivision of Lot 17, aub-Bloc
13-$100.00 each.
Lots In WestminBter Addition at $16.00
to $50.00. VOLUME 34.
NO. 27.
Weekly British Columbian
W<mIhc«(Iiij HornliiR. July 3, 1889.
The city council at their special
a-teeting Wednesday got right down
ta business  iu good shape, and it is
apparent from the vigor and alacrity
displayed  that the civic works anil
improvements on the programme are
aot going to be allowed to lag.   The
aity ia to be congratulated on having
at this   important  juncture such a
wido-awako,  industrious, and energetic council, and it is perfectly safe
So predict that in a few weeks things
will be literally "humming."   Our
-Siadesrnen and the citizens generally
will   soon be  reaping some of   the
-wlvantages whicli we foreshadowed,
when discussing the recent loan bylaws, would result from  their pas-
mge.   The final benefits to be derived from the necessary and laudable works for which theso by-laws
provide  are greatly and gratefully
onhanced by the large local expenditures which   the works themselves
necessitate.   An outlay within the
atfsy nf  nearly §300,000  on  civic
worka  alone, inside  of  the  next
ISwelvo months, cannot fail of hav
Ing  a  healthy  stimulating  effect
opon every business  and  industry
in the city, ns well as contributing
(■aaterially to  the city's growth, a
•result which the nature of the works
themselves must  supplement  and
make   permanent.     Westminster's
immediate    outlook   is  peculiarly
bright, when, added to these civic
expenditures, we   have, this year a
certain prospective outlay of $40,000
•an  asylum   additions,   $10,000 or
§15,000 ou a new hospital, $20,000
probably, in the near future, on a
aourt  house, an expenditure up in
the hundred thousands on the Ross-
McLaren mills in the near vicinity,
considerable    outlay  for  improvements and additions to mills already
(Satablished, large railway expendi-
tmea  in prospectu in the city and
-vicinity, besides an outlay of what
will in all probability aggregate between  $300,000 and £500,000 by
private enterprise in the erection of
"•nildings and residences within the
atty.   We have just, touched lightly
fit the foregoing upon some of the
-more salient facts and circumstances
■upon which to construct a horoscope,
whereby the  reader may view for
.'Msoself the decidedly hopeful con-
■.jenotion   which  presides over the
royal city's immediate future.
Not aU of the fair sex, it is well
Known, are agreed with the woman
•affragists in their demand for th
extension of political equality with
' Men to the women of the nation.
IE there are good arguments on one
ride there is not a lack of cogent
reasons produced on the other, and
the women themselves are not seldom the strongest protesters ugainst
woman suffrage, although it must
Tie admitted that the trend cf things,
in the United States especially, is in
the dir " n of making woman, not so
much the complement, as the equal,
af man in every respect. The question whether this is a consummation
devoutly to be wished, or as religiously shunned, would lead one
into a profound balancing of psychological and physiological abstractions, which have been both exhaustively and exhaustingly discussed by
'iiuch abler pens, und wliich it is
not our purpose to inflict on the
-reader. As an instance of women
■desiring to bo saved from the boon
which the zealous suffragists wish
to havo oxtended to them, and giving reasons seriatim in support of
their counter-plea, the current number of the Nineteenth Century con
tains an eloquent appeal, signed by
over one hundred women, "to the
common-sense and educated thought
<rf the men and women of England
•gainst the proposed extension of
the parliamentary suffrage to women.' Among tho signatures aro
those of the Dowager Lady Stanley
of Alderley, Lady Frederick Cavendish, Lady Randolph Churchill, Mrs.
Goschen, Mrs. Humphrey Ward,
Mrs. Almu-Tadema, Mrs. W. E.
Forster, Mrs. Matthew Arnold, and
Mrs. Max Muller, and the list in its
entirety is said to be representative
*if a great variety of social and other
interests. An outline of the arguments advanced by the fair appol-
. hints will be of interest. The first
argument is, in brief, that women
■ are physically unfit, and were never
designed by nature, to share in tlie
work of certain large departments
of national lifo. Among these nro
mentioned the struggle and toil of
legislative work; tho exhausting
labor necessary in the administration
oi the national resources antl pow-
ars; the conduct of the nation's relations towards the external world;
the working of the army and navy;
the heavy, laborious, and fundamental industries of tho state, such ns
those of mines, metals, and railways ;
the direction of tho national commerce, and the management of the
belt national finance, Direct participation in these works is rendered
impossiblo for women, it is alleged,
Children Cryfor
"by the disabilities of sex, or by
strong formations of custom and
habit, resting ultimately upon physical difference, against which it is
useless to contend." Women should
exercise an influence in the national
political activities, but, it is chimed,
they already do so to an extent fully
proportioned to their possible share
therein. This argument is summed
up as follows:
"We would civo them tlieir full share
in tho state of social eflbrt antl social
mechanism; we look for their increasing
activity in that higher state whioh rests
on thought, conscience, anil moral influence; but we protest against their admission to direct power in that state
which does rest upon force—the state in
its administrative, military, and financial
aspects whore tho physical capacity, the
accumulated experience, and inherited
training of men ought to prevail without
the harrassing interference of those who,
though they may bo partners with men
in debate, can in these matters never be
partners with them in action."
Continuing, the appellants say:
"Women will be more valuable citizens, will contribute more precious
elements to the national life without
the vote than with it." Grave practical difficulties in tho way of the
proposed extension of the suffrage
are then pointed out, and it is argued, moreover, that from the manner in which the proposal has won
its way into practical politics it is
not ripe for legislative solution. In
reply to the argument that if women possessed the suffrage many
injustices of tbe law towards them
would bo easily and quickly remedied, it is asserted that during the
past half-century the chief of such
injustices have been amended by
means of the existing constitutional
machinery. In conclusion the appellants says:
"Nothing can bo further from our
minds  than  to seek to depreciate the
Position or the importance of women,
t is because wo are koenly alive to tho
enormous value of their special contribution to tho community that we oppose
what seems to us likely to endanger that
contribution, Wo aro convinced that
the pursuit of a mere outward equality
with men is for women not only vain,
but demoralizing. It leads to a total
misconception of woman's truo dignity
and special mission. It tends to personal
struggle and rivalry, whoro the only
effort of both tho great divisions of the
human family should be to contribute
the characteristic labor and the best gifts
of each to the common stock."
To the appeal is appended an editorial note asking the women readers of the Nineteenth Century, who
agree with the arguments advanced,
to sign a protest against the proposed Iegistation, and it remains to
be seen what response will be given
to the appeal by tho fair sex in England. Whatever may be the results,
it must be admitted that the anti-
suffragists have stated their case
strongly and clearly, and one finds
it difficult not to sympathize with
and assent to their conclusions.
The work of the licensing board
Thursday will on the whole be approved by the common voico of the
community. Eighteen licenses, it
will be seen, have been granted
altogether, of which thirteen are to
hotels, and but five to saloons simply. Two saloon licenses (previously allowed) were refused, and
an additional hotel license (the
Queen's) granted. Under the license
system, no one could fairly object to
the Queen's hotel getting a license.
In refusing the two saloon licenses
referred to, the board acted on the
representations of the inspector,
and in the public interests. Several
of the hotels, which wero unfavorably reported on by the inspector,
receivod their licenses on probation
only, and all are, of courso, subject
to the provisions of tho new bylaw, which will bo strictly and impartially enforced, beginning with
the 1st of July. As we have
already stated, we consider the by-
"aw as a whole a good measure, the
proper enforcement of whicli will bo
in the interests of public morality
and to the advantage of the city in
every respect, and even in the best
interests of the hotel and saloon
keepers, a fact which some of them
no doubt appreciate. In the strict
and impartial enforcement of the
various provisions of the by-law the
civic authorities and the officers of
the law will have the sympathy and
support of the large majority of our
The Winnipeg Commercial in an
able and lively articlo on "Crop Estimates" states that it is a noteworthy fact that nearly all the crop
prophets on this continent start out
on the same track each spring, the
difference between their estimates
or guesses being only in tho moderation or extreme of each. Thus when
the soason starts out with gloomy
prospects, estimates and guesses, it
says, range in hue from a sandstone
grey to a coal tar black, and anything showing a ray of brightness
would be looked upon as nonsense.
In liko manner, whon a start is
made on tho bright track, they range
from rudy brown to roso tint, and
darkness is unknown. It is seldom
that any radical change in estimates
Pitcher's Castoria.
takes place until the harvester and
threshing machine begin to tell their
tale of actual yield, and then they
frequently veer around amazingly.
This year, says the Commercial, the
crop estimate prophets seem to have
all started in with bright hopes,
which were not without foundation
six or seven weeks ago. Three
weeks ago, observes our cotemporary further on, the crop in every
spring wheat state but one was estimated at 100 per cent, of an average
crop, and to-day there is not one of
these states except Wisconsin on
which such an estimate can be safely
risked. Kansas, with its crop of
35,000,000 to 40,000,000 bushels of
winter wheat, promises to shade
these figures very materially, and
thus maintain its reputation for furnishing disappointments, while the
Pacific coast crop, estimated a month
ago at 60,000,000 bushels, has now
reached a level of not over 45,000,-
000 bushels, and it is very probable
that this estimate is from 5,000,000
to 10,000,000 too high. The crop
prospects of Manitoba and ihe
Northwest interest us in this prov
ince even more than figures on the
outlook in the States, and the Commercial, undeniably a fair authority,
has the following to say on the subject : "But to come nearer home,
where the disappointment of last
year's crop has prevented any too
high expectations being built up,
except by that class who actually
know nothing of the state of crops,
and are ready to swallow any allur
ing estimate, even here the prospect
is far from being as bright as could
be wished. The drought of the past
three weeks has no doubt had quite
a bad effect on many sections of the
Northwest, although there is no
reason to believe that any serious
damage has as yet been done, and
the rains of the past week have no
doubt mitigated much of the damage that was being done. Still
there is no hope, even under the
most favorable circumstances, of the
yield of grain being anything like so
heavy as was the case with the crop
of 1887. The early spring and
warmer weather from this date forward will doubtless put all wheat
out of the way of danger from frost,
so that our grain will come to market in good condition,-once it does
come. But it is folly to prospect
about any average yield for a month
to come, and should the season continue dry, that yield might prove
much lighter than our hopeful friends
care to realize. With the crop in
Minnesota and the two Dakotas
now acknowledged as likely to fall
considerably below an average in
yield, it does look as if the supply
of hard spring wheat for the coming
year would be far from too plentiful,
and that prices for the new crop
would range quite a little above the
gloomy calculations that havo been
made of late. Indeed it seems as if
eastern millers were beginning to
foreshadow this, and to their forecast we may attribute the sharp upward turn in prices which set in
last week. There is therefore, scope
for congratulation even where there
is disappointment, for if our crop
does not turn out as heavy as that
of 1887, there is a probability that
it will bring better prices than it
did that year." Coming to our
own province of British Columbia,
with the exception of the rather unfortunate, and practically unprecedented, plague of grasshoppers, in
the Nicola Valley, which are said
to have played considerable havoc
in tho partial destruction of the
grass and grain crops, thus threatening both the pasturage and hay sup
ply—a serious inconvenience to the
largo stock interests of the district
in question—with this exception,
the crop prospects generally throughout tho province are very promising,
and especially so in Westminster
district, where a larger acreage than
ever has beon put under cultivation.
To judge from the extensive business which agricultural machinery
concerns in this city have done with
the farmers this season, grent interest and activity nre also being
manifested by tlie enterprising
grangers of the district in the
praiseworthy object of introducing
tlio latest and most labor-saving devices into their farming operations.
This fact is satisfactorily significant
in more than ono obvious sense.
The fruit crop particularly gives
promise of being above the average,
in this district at any rato, the present season. On the whole, the crop
outlook for the provinco is tbe very
reverse of gloomy.
Professor Jenkins has found the
following anecdote of Oliver Cromwell in some MMS. wliich he is
editing for the Fairfield House library. It is said to have boen never
published before. The protector
walking ono evoning in the muddy
purlieus of Houndsditch, found a
drunken fellow grovolling in tho
gutter. Having beon dragged to
his feet by one of the attendants,
he was asked who he was and what
he did. "Who nro you?" said the
sot to tho protector. "I am Oliver
Cromwell," said the great republican, with dignity. "Well, I am
All-over Mud," replied the inebriate,
(From Daily Columbian, June. 26.)
The heavy shower of rain that fell
this morning was must welcome, and
the farmers are mure than ploused
with the go<>d it has dune.
The Colombian is indebted to Miss
Insley for a basket of tho finest cherries that ever tickled a printer's throat.
They are large, ripe and luscious, and
by long odd* the linest we have ovor
seen, which is saying a great deal after
the largo numbers ive have sampled
this season.
Mr. Sproat. the mad inspector, paid
the Scott road a visit tho other day,
and after consideration decided that
he would IniTii the soft places on the
road corduroyed, otherwise the improvements would not be lasting. Robt.
Gray has been awarded the contract
for Ihe corduroying, and the people
can rest rssured that the work will be
well done.
The Vancouver Advertiser says:
Mr. John Ellis, Vancouvor, haB handed Rev. Mr. Maxwell, temporarily in
charge of tho Frst Presbyterian church
in the absence of Rev. T. G. Thompson, $425 as n donation to the home
and foreign mission society. This
very liberal contribution will materially swell Vancouver's quota for missionary purposes.
In Ten Days Time.—"Wob troubled
with headache, bad blood and loss of appetite, and triod all sorts of inodicincs
without success. I then tried ono bottle
of Burdook Blood Bitters and found relief in 10 days." A. J. Meindlo, Mat-
ta'wa, Ont.
Prohibition In Seattle.
Sinco the day of the fatal fire, saya
an exchange, Seattle has been under
enforced prohibition. Thu saloons
have been under a temporary leave of
absence. The people ot Seal tie appear
now to be gravely considering whether
the "dry season'' has lasted long
enough to give it a fair trial. It is
proposed by some to try it for three
months moro, and the tempeiance people are actively circulating a petition
praying for some sueh restriction. It
ia admitted by everyone that the proclamation of the mayor closing liquor
places the day after the fire has borne
good results.
Expensive Courtship.
An amorous bachelor, who resides
on the Scott road, does all hia courting
on Sunday, and while busily engaged
laat Sunday trying to induce a fair
maiden tn share his joya and next
year's strawberry crop, his dogs at
home broke loose and killed 38 fine
chickens. The young lady aBked lime
to answer his question, but ahe will be
sorry for not taking fortune when at
the flood, for when the young man got
home and found what that day's courtship had cost, he there and then decided to either remain single or wait
till next leap year when courting
would be considerably less expensive
and irksome.
flrand lodge A. F. .t A. N.
The Grand Lodge A. F. & A. M., of
British Oolumbia, haB finished its annual session. The oflicers elected for
the ensuing year aro: M. W. Bro.
J.S. Clute, Grand Master; R. W.
Bro. A. McKeown, Deputy Grand
Master; R. W. Bro. N. Wolfe, Grand
Senior Warden; R. W. Bro. W.
Downie, Grand Junior Warden; V. W.
Bro Rt. Rev. Bishop Sillitoe, Grand
Chaplain; V. W. Bro. H. F. Heistor-
man, Grand Treasurer; V. W. Bro. H.
Brown, Grand Secretary; Bro. William Triokey, Grand Tyler; W. Bro.
G. S. Russell, Grand Senior Deacon;
W. Bro M. Millor, Grand Junior Deacon; W. Bro. A. E. Lees, Grand
Superintendent of Works; W. J. Bro.
Buie, Grand Director of Ceremonies;
W. Bro. A. H. B. MacGowan, Grand
Marshal; W. Bro, J. S. Hamilton,
Grand Sword-bearer; W. Bro. E. J.
Pock. Grand Standard-bearer; W.
Bro. S. J. J. Tunstall, Grand Organist; W. Bro. William Manson, Grand
Pursuivant; W. Bro. Jus. Stone, W. Bro.
A. Charleston, W. Bro. J. W. Horno,
W. Bro. H. A. Berry, W. Bro. T. B.
Pearson, W. Bro. P. A. E. Irving,
Grand Stewards.
Homo Attain.
Our worthy mombor, Mr. D. Chiaholm, M.P., accompanied by his noico,
Misa Chisholm, arrived homo from Ottawa to-day, well and hearty, and in
the best of Bpirits. To a representative of The Columbian, Mr. Chisholm said ho nover wos so glad to soe
Wostminstor again as ho was to-day,
Westminster novor looked so beautiful, or seemed so hoinoliko as at tho
lirst glimpse ho caught of it as the
train ontered tho city limits. Mr.
Chisholm onjoyod his trip across tho
continent very much, but a severe cold,
caught en route, marred a portion of
tho plensuro of tho journey. A ahort
stay was mado nt Calgary, but as ho
was anxious to reach Westminster
again, he cut hia visit to tho font hills
city short. Mr. Chisholm will spend
tho summer on the coast, but lias laid
out no definite programmo as yot.
On the arrival of tho train a largo
numbor of Mr. Chisholm's friends wero
present and gavo him a welcome as
cordial and genuine as ever a man received. Whon it became kuown that
he had returned, numbers of frionds
and acquaintances callod on him at the
Colonial and warmly woloomod him
Nerve Tortdbed,—"I suffered with
neuralgia and obtained no relief until I
used Hagyard's Yellow Oil. Sinco thon
I havo also found it an invaluable rein
cdy for all painful burns and cuts, rhou
mutism and soro throat." Mrs. F. Cam
oron, 137 Richmond Stroot West, Toron>
to, Ont.
SiHiimii Ih Over.
The midsummer examinations in
the central sohool began thia murning.
All the departments were nicely
decorated with flowers, and the Boholara
were neatly dressed and most decorous
in their conduct. MiBS Homer's division was the first division examined.
Forty scholars wero present, all little
ouob, who passed uhrnugh the several
exercises in a moat creditable manner.
At the conclusion Ool. McGregor, after
a fow remarks, presented rolls of honor
to Garvet P. Grant for punctuality
and regularity; Elizabeth McC. Bell,
for proficiency and Duncan E. McPhaden fur deportment.
The examination of Miss Davidson's
division commenced at 10:45. A largo
number of ladies were present who
evinced much interest in the proceedings. Rev. Messra Jamieson and
ScoulerandMessrs Calbick andSinclair,
of the school board, wero also present.
All the subjects Ihe scholars wero
called on to answer woro responded to
in a most intelligent manner, and with
great alacrity, shewing careful and
thorough training by the teaoher.
When tho exercises were at a close
Miss Hilda Woods rose and delivered
a very kind address to Miss Davidson,
nt the conclusion of which Miss Mabel
Harvey stepped up to the teacher's
desk and presented hor with a beautiful album and a pocket atlas. Miss
Davidson, who was tnken completely
by surprise, responded in a few words
expressive of thankfulness. Speeches
wore made by Messrs. Calbick, Sinclair, McGregor and Gluver. Rolls of
honor were presented by Rev. Mr.
Scouler to Freddy Nash for deportment, Katie Smith for proficiency, and
Bessie Gilley and Maggie Rankin for
punctuality and regularity.
Tho report of Miss Rogers' division
will appear in to-morrow's issue.
The Sapperton school examination
took placo yesterday, and resulted very
satisfactorily in every way. Miss Bell,
the teacher, was highly complimented
by the visitors present for the advancement shown by tho scholars and their
general deportment.
A Conrageous Yfoninii.
The romantic shades of the Scott
road settlement have been considerably
agitated of late by the strange aotions
of a man who can only bo classed aa a
tramp, for hia name and true calling
have not transpired. The Warioa
Farm, owned by Mr. Muir, was the
scene of the trouble, One night last
week, Mr. Muir being absent on business at tho time, Mrs. Muir was
awakened and considerably startled by
some one trying to force open her bedroom window. Although very muoh
alarmed, as any woman would be alone
in a house in the woods at auch an
hour, atill Mrs. Muir waa not the
peraon to lie quiet and let the would-
be intruder have his own way. Rising
quickly she pieked up her husband's
Winchester rifle, cocked it and prepared to blow the man's head off if ho attempted to enter tlio house. The man
worked at the window for some minutes, which were very trying minutos
indeed to the courageous Mrs. Muir,
but finally desisted when he found it
impossible to gain an entrance without
breaking in tho frame. Nothing moro
was heard that night, and early in the
morning the neighbors were informed
of the occurence, sud they lesolved to
lie in wait that night and capture the
person if the attempts were renewed.
Several neighbors secreted themselves
near tho liouse aftor nightfall and
waited till about 10 o'clock, when a
man waB seen approaching the house.
A rush was made for him, but the fellow was active and succeeded iu getting into the bush before hands could
be laid on him. Mrs. Muir, thoroughly alarmed by this second occurence,
left the liouse the next day nnd went
to a neighbor's to remain until her
husband returned. The stranger was
seen during that day near the house,
armed with a revolvor, which ho fired
occasionally. He was not seen for two
days in succession and Mrs. Muir returned home on Saturday' morning.
Shortly nfter her return sho heard a
noise nt the door, and, picking up her
trusty Winchester, opened it and confronted the troublesome stranger, who,
however, not liking the receptiim,
took to his heels. Determined to put
a stop to his visits Mrs. Muir raised
the riflo and shot at the man, but, unfortunately, failed to hit him. The
shot, however, did good work sb he
has uot boon seen in the neighborhood since. Whon last seen the man
was making for Westminster, and he
is probably in tho city now. The
polico should keep a bright lookout
for him.
Another Scum of I'niil,
Mr. B. H. Wako, who for years has
been an enterprising settlor on Valdez
Island, a few days ago discovered an
outcrop of coal on his land just at high
water. Tho ledgo is situated tin tho
gulf side of tho island, and tiio coal
found is similar in appearance to that
found throughout Nanaimo distriot.
Tho outcrop is a thin ono, but can be
traced for some distanco, and ia pitching towards tho gulf. Mr. Wake is
tho lucky owner of 300 acres of land,
and iB consoquontly jubilant ovor the
recent find, for it no doubt is an indication that coal exists under his land.
Valdez Island is tho next island south
of Gabriola Island, and separated only
by tho narrow channel known as Gabriola Pass. It is but a short distance
from whero the bore is being put down
on Gabriola Island.— Nanaimo Free
Tho Toronto Rubber Co. has issued
a writ against tho Gulta Peroha Oo.
in a libol suit asking $50,000 damages.
The alleged libol was contained in a
telegram sent to British Columbia in
which the Rubber Oo. claims it was
sought to injure its character in the
province named.
Absolutely Pure.
This powder novor varies. A marvel ot
purity, strength andwholesomenesR. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
ennnot be sold In comnoiltlon wlththo
multitude of low test, short, weight alum
or phosphate powders, gold only In cans,
Royal bakino Powdkb Co., 106 Wall St.
New York. 3foly
In the Estato of Loftus R. MoInnss,
against the estate of tho late Loltus
R. Molnnos aro hereby notified that unloss tliolr claims arc furnished to the
Executor, James A. Robinson, beforo the
oxplrntlon o( threo months from this
dato, the Executor will not bo responsible
for their payment. All debts due the estate to be paid at onco.
Datod this Sth day of June, 1880.
Jc8-dwMvm8 Now Wostminstor.
Corbett & Kennedy,
"W-A.K X).
Fbont Street,       New Westminster,
above line, we respectfully soliclta
share of tho trade, and trust by careful
attention to orders a)id moderate charges
to merit the same. Experienced workmen; satisfaction guaranteed.
Estimates furnished for Galvanized Iron
Cornice, Roofing, Plumbing, Gas-fitting,
Steam and Hot water Heating, Ac.
nur Entrance to premises on Mary St.,
in rear of Bank of B. O. dwmh9tfl
Samuel Mellard,
Dealer ln Cutlery, Earthenware,
Books, Stationery and Medicine).
land Agent, Conveyancer, and
Notary Public.
Agent for --The Colombian."
Post Olllco Address, Chilllwhack,
Bank of Montreal.
CAPITAl (all paid up), • $l'J,0O0,0W
REST,      •      •      •      0,000,60*
Head Office, - Montreal.
SIR I). A. SMITH, IC. C. M. O. -President.
O. A. DRUMMOND, KHO.-Vlce-Prestdent
W. J. BUCHANAN-GoliCTill Manager.
Eng.; New York, Chicago, and in ail
tlio principal cities and towns in Canada.
lnterost allowed on special deposits.
Manageii, Vancouver.
SD1I-AGF.NT, New Westminster.
Merchant I allor
Black & Fancy Worsteds
Striped and Chock
Opp. Colonial Hotel
Colombia St.,   •   New Westminster.
Family Groceries
Columbia Direct,       New Westminster.
noldwly VOLUME Si,
NO. 27.
Weekly British Columbian
IVolncsdar JleruIiiK. July 3, issit.
Tlie Union Mines.
The Crooker party mado a brief inspection of the Union mines, Comox,
on Monday, and wero tatisfied wilh the
outlook. Already thero are 10,000
tons of coal mined, and the collier San
Mateo was loading the day tho party
woro thero and expected to lond 4,-
500 tons. Work is to be vigorously
prosecuted until an output approxi-
. mating 00,000 tons por montli is reached. It is understood the fleet of colliers is to bo augmented ns soon as pos-
Biblo. The coal is of splendid quality
for steaming and is to be used more
extensively by the Southern Pacific
Railway than formerly uow that satisfactory arrangements have been perfected. Tho S. P. 11. R. have found
the question of coal it cancer in their
finances, using some 1600 tons per
day on thoir lines contiguous to San
Francisco, and this of a quality inferior
to the Union Minos prodiio't'.—Times,
f.'lllucsc  Homllcr*.
Two Chinoso merchants arrived in
this city several days ago from San
Francisco. Thoy will not return to
the Bay City on account of money matters wherein they defrauded white and
Chinese merchants to the tune of about
$50,000. The embezzlers were in business, and procured §20,000 worth of
goods from white merchants. It is not
known how much money was embezzled from Chineso linns; but the
amount is roughly ostimatod at thirty
thousand dollars. To secure themselves in case of an arrest tlio Cinnamon have deposited 84,000 in a bunk
in the city which will be used to tight
all efforts to bo mado for their extradition. At prosent the embezzlers are
in Vancouver.     Tho  cuto  American
• colony of frauds nro considering
whether it would not bo advisable to
assist in procuring extradition papers
I for these men. A chance is open to
the amateur detectives to secure tlio
St. Lonls College.
The annual examinations in connection with St. Louis college were held
on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,
25th, 2Gth and 27th inst. On the
whole the  students acquitted   them-
i selves vory creditably. Classes will bo
resumed on Monday, Sept. 2nd.   Be-
; low will bo found the  list  of  prizes.'
\ William L. Briggs, 1st prizo for instrumental music,  2nd  prize,   Edgar
I Madden;   Patrick   R.  Penehan,   1st
. prize for Latin.
\   CojiMEitciAi, Course—Fifth Class.
. —George Chapman, prize for good
conduct, application and merit. 1st
prize for grammar,   composition  and
. written exercise; William L. Briggs,
1st prizo for mathematics,   arithmetic,
1 book-keeping, spelling and sacred history; John Timon, 1st prizo for Chris-
, tiau  doctrine;   Charlo-i   Leamy,   1st
' prizo for profane history, penmanship,
1 map drawing and reading; Win. P.
Jackson, prize for  general   improve-
, inetil.
I —Charles Burns, lat prizo for Chris-
laiu dootrine unci geography j Patrick
> A. Kudisiiwa, 1st prize for ".rammer,
' sudred hist' ry nnd spelling; Hurry C.
Briggs, 1-t -prize for arithmetic and
compositi u, 2ml prize fur reading;
Eddn 11 ielciiinii, 2nd prizo for arithmetic lind spelling; Daniel Cutter, 1st
pnz. fur reading, 2nd prize fur com-
p. sition; EiWar Viciiun, 2nd prize fur
Igr tuiiii ir nnd written exercises; Sam
WlviTs, 2.-d prize for Christian dootrine
lind pnze fur general improvement;
John Qiiaun, 2nd prize fur sucred history and prize for general improve
'mem; Edgn Madden, 2nd prize spelling.
iClass. — Ueorge Marshall, 1st prizo fnr
wood conduct and application, 2nd
prize for arithmetic; John A. Briggs,
(prize for regular attendance, 1st. prize
for arithmetic and grammar, 2nd prizo
geography; Martin Baldwin, 1st prize
'fur Christian doctrine; Richard V.
'Neil, 2nd prize good conduct and application; John Fundi, 1st prizo for
geography, 2nd prize fur grammar,
reading, spoiling and penmanship;
Jildn Kelly, 1st prize fur penmanship,
ind prize fur Chiistaiu doctrine; Har-
ild MoBdhald, 1st prizo for reading;
FrankHaney, 1st prizo for spelling:
Howard Lusior, Emmanuel Custn and
luliii Loamy, ptizes for general improvement.
Intermediate Cojrsb — Seconu
Class.—Charles Marshall, 1st prize
:ur arithmetic and spoiling; Willie
-laliiwin, 1st prizo for Christian due-
trine; Fred Dubois, 2nd prize arithmetic and spelling; Napoleon Watkins,
1st prize for penmanship; Arthur
Stewart, 2nd prizo penmanship; Char-
ieFdeney, Everett Lusier, Howard
jiisier and Edwin Pittendrigh, prize
or general improvement.
J. T. Fanning, engineer of Minneapolis, roported tu the Winnipeg oity
iouncil Monday niglit that the pro-
rosed schemo of utilizing the Assini-
loino water power wns most feasible.
Win. MoDermott a farmer of  Elk-
lorn, Man., Monday night whilo in an
iisane condition shot his  wifo with a
mull revolvor  in  three  places,   the
eft  shoulder,   loft  breast   ami  loft
heck.    He thou rushed  out  of  the
iouso, bllt  returned  and  asked   his
dfe to forgive  him.   Hnlf an  hour
liter he askod  her to  dio  with him,
Ind sho prayed him on her hands and
[noes to spare her.   He  fell  asleep,
Ind the woman, leaving hor  bnbo  by
lor husband's sido,  fearing  to  raise
lim again, stole across the   prairio to
lie houso of neighbors.   MoDermott,
Iter she loft,  must  have  awakened
lid, missing his  wife,   went  to  tho
table, where he was found hanging
■(lite dead,
City council.
A special meeting of the council was
hold Wednesday. Present—Aldermen
Curtis, Scoullar, Calbick, Reid,
McPhaden, Ewen, Cunningham and
His worship Mayor Hendry in the
From Mr. Justico Crease, enclosing
choquo for tuxes and highly commending tho by-laws lately passed. Rooeived
and filed.
From James Wilson and T. J.
Trapp, applying for sidewalk grado on
Agnes street.
The tenders for clearing the'Queen's
park were opened and read, and that of
Angus McLennan & Edward Lowey
hiving been found the lowest ($100
per acre) it was accepted on condition
that satisfactory security bo given.
The deeds for tho school lots were
presented, nnd on motiun the conveyances from L. F. Bonson and M. Sinclair tu the queen woro accepted, and
on the proper execution of the same
the clork is authorized to pay over tho
money to the said parties of the first
part and transmit the conveyances to
tho secrotary of the school board.
The board of works roported as follows: That Begbie street, botwoon
Columbia and Front streets be cribbed and filled in with earth, and that
the oity engineer prepare plans for tho
That plans and specifications be prepared fur bridging, nnd another for
cribbing and filling, Kennedy's ravine,
and separate tenders be called for the
That arrangements be made with
the snw mill company to fill up the end
of Douglas street, between Columbia
and Front streets, with slabs and sawdust to such a level as to allow gravol
to be placed on top.
That ail streot intersections bo level
stages and all street and sidewalk improvements be carried out according to
by-law, and that the council tako the
necessary steps to have the money in
readiness, as it is intended to prosecute
the work vigorously.
That we consider it necessary to appoint an ongineer in establishing the
street grades, and that when the
grades aro completed they be recorded
as permanent grades.
That the park committee be instructed to hand over to the board all
tools lately in use on Queen's park.
That ono and one half inch plank bo
used on all sidewalks except on business
streets; nlso that we have deoided to
grado Fifo street, and work will be begun without delay.   Report adopted.
The fmanco committee reported as
follows: That taxes on water lots,
other than on tho improvements, bo
remitted, as in our opinion the tax,
though legal, would bo injudicious at
That all leases given from date must
make lessee liable for all taxes.
That the tax of Peter Grant be remitted.
That tho council tako such action in
regard to taxes on suburban lots as
will satisfactorily sotllo the dispute between tho govornment and the city.
Report adopted. !
On motion the timo for paying taxes
with rebate wns extended till
August 1st.
On motion the finance committeo
was instructed tn have the waterworks,
ferry service, workshops and street improvements debenturos printed.
Ou motion tho finance committee
was authorized to got a now corporation seal.
On motiun tho finance committoe
was authorized to take such aotion in
tliu suburban laud lax question as will
tiling no-nut, a final settlement of tho
The council then adjuurned till Wednesday, July 3rd.
Delta Council.
Tlio council met at the Delta town
hall un Saturday June 15th. Present.
Couu. Arthur in the chair, and Councillors Oliver, Pybus. Tusker and Trim.
Minutes uf Inst meeting were adopted
as rend. The following communications wore icnd and referred to the
road committee, viz: Findlay', Durham and Brodie, R. Watson, Ed.
Guudy, S. L. Smith and others, Benson and Patterson. Mr. C. F. Green
wns appointed constable! Tin; clerk
was instructed tn retain Mr. W. N.
Biiln in tiie case of L. Guiohon vs. the
corporation. Deltn revenue by-law,
1880, wns finally passed as reconsidered. The assessment roll was received
and handed to tlio clerk. Court nf revision by-law was finally passed ns reconsidered. Coun. Pybus was requested to'have the Burr bridge planked.
A communication from W. H. Burr
was received and filed. A committee
was appointed lo soe nbout procuring
material for Trunk road repairs. Coun.
oil adjourned till Saturday tho 22nd
inst., at 7 o'clock p. in.
Richmond Council.
Council met on Saturday, June 22nd.
Present, Reevo Kidd and Councillors
Stowart, Garratt, Blair and Daniels.
The board of works reportod Ah
Lon's contract on road No. 13 completed, 58 rods at S1.12' and 02' rods
ut§2.00, total SIDO 25" and recommended payment of balar.co, 8115.25;
also having let a contract to samo party
as follows: to deepen the slough un
soction 20, Son Island, to drain road
ditch 90 rods nt 50c. por rod; to construct ditch and road from bridgo sito
westward, along tho river to section 17.
thonoo between seotion 17 and 20, 18
and 10,13 and 24, to rond No. 12; beginning on road No, 12 and running
between seotions 11 and 14,10 and 15,
and 0 and 10, to tho Indian stake, in
accordance with contract submitted
and duly signed, prioe §1.80 per rod
Tho reeve and olerk reported tliat
they had completed debentures to the
amount of §15,000 and placed them in
the hands of Mr. Fisher, whereupon
Mr. Fisher gave satisfactory assurance
to the government that the sum of
$13,750 would bo availablo for bridgo
construction whenever callod for; thut
they hud closed tho sale of debentures
to Mr. Brymner and hnd placed the
proeeeds, $15,300, in the bank of B.C.,
to the credit of the municipality.
On motion, the reports were adopted, and Ah Lon's bill was passed.
The communication and resolution
from Vancouver council, laid on tho
tablo at last meeting, was then taken
up. Moved by Coun, Siownrt, seconded by Coun. Blair as follows:
Whereas, tho resolution jinBsed by
the council of the city of Vancouver
on tho 10th inst., although purporting
to oxplain und justify tlio demand
made by resolution passed by that
council on the 15th April, calling upon
this corporation to fulfil a supposed
obligation at onco, does not show uny
good grounds for this council to chango
its decision as expressed by resolution
passed May Ilth, namely, that by such
said resolution of the 15th of April,
the Vancouver council placed this corporation in a false light beforo the
publio by misrepresenting tho circumstances of the case; that ihe provincial
government having assumed full con
trol of thu business in connection with
the proposed bridges, and adopted n
plan for a costly bridge without con
suiting this corporation, it was unreasonable, unjust, and inopportune to
pass a resolution asking this corpor
ation to raise the extra sum required
over and above the estimated cost.
And whereas, at the time said resolution of the 15th of April was passed
by the council of the city of Vancou
ver this council was doing everything
in its power to arrange to carry out
both the letter and the spirit of the
provisional agreement made by this
corporation with the council of tho
city of Vancouver, this council did und
does still consider the said resolution
as unjustifiable and cannot acquit the
said council of Vancouvor from having
acted selfishly and discourteously in the
Therefore be it resolved thut the
council of the oity of Vancouver bo
and is hereby informed that it is uso
less to forward to this council any
more communications of this nature,
or make any further attempts to befo?
the quostion at issue; thnt, until such
council can show that this council hud
failed before the passing of the resolution of tho 15th April to act honorably in all matters relating to tho
bridgo question, this council must hold
itself freo from blame, nnd ihnt the
council of the cily of Vnncouvor acted
imprudimtly upd unjustly in tho mat-
tor, and that tho clork bo and is here
by instructed to forward a copy of this
resolution to the council of Vancouver.
On motion of Coun. Daniels, seconded by Coun. Garratt, tho clerk waB instructed to communicate with tho chief
commissioner of lands and works, asking for information respecting the closing of contract for the construction of
the bridges over the North Arm, when
tho work is to be commenced, and
«;hen completed.
Coilnoillors Stewart and Garratt
wore instructed to stake out tho line of
rond across the front, of Mr. Sexsmith's
The cuuncil adjourned to meet on
Saturday July flth, at 10 o'clock a. in.
Late Despatches.
London, Juno 27.—Despatches from
Delagoa Bay statu that the men em
ployed on tho construction uf the rail
way there are making ready to resist
any attempt of the Portugese authorities to seize the work. A British gunboat is asked for and i;i expected iu a
day or so. The chamber of commerce
will request the Siouk Exchange and
continental bourses to cease quoting
Portugese securities until satisfaction
is guaranteed. It is understood that
owing to complications caused at the
DeluiMia Bay by the action of tho Portugese authorities the American government has been asked to send a
niauof-wnr thoro and that Mr. Blaine
is about tn comply with the request.
The Evening Globe fays uf tho repeal
nf the railway concession that Portugal
is guilty of au unwarrantable breach uf
faith mid shameful dishonesty which
disgraces ihe national name. The
diplomatic feature of the repeal liy
Portugal .f thu Drlugo.i B.y K-iiimad
in Africa proini.ca In lice 0111! serious;
Tho railroad was built almost exclusively by English onpiliil and the Britisli government has already mado
earnest representations to Portugal to
induce tho ministry to revoke their
action in repealing the concession, It
is claimed on tho part uf the railway
company that tho repeal was secured
by a few wealthy Boers ill Delagoa who
privately urged the Portugese ministry
to this course in the hope of acquiring
tho railroad without paying for it.
There is no question that sharp practice has boon resotrcd to. Tho claim
upon which the report of cuncossion is
based is that the railroad was not completed within the limo specified iu tho
grant. As a matter of fuot the whole
line was finished when tho time expired with the exception of lho last six
miles of tho rond, and the building of.
theso few milos was delayed by tho
prevalence of disastrous floods in the
district wliich rendorod construction
altogether out of the question.
Paris, June 28.—The famous So-
Cretan collection of paintings haB been
placed 011 exhibition prior to its snle,
and attracts largo numbers of porsons
prominent in art and social circles.
Tlio Duo D'Aumale was among tho
visitors yestorday. It is rumored hero
Mr. Vandorbilt lias offered oight million frnncs for the wholo collection,
nnd 0110 of tho RothschildB, it is snid, is
ready f 0 pay an enormous prico for tho
"Angolu," one of the gems of tho collection,
bio fire.
Chicago, June 28.—A firo occurred
this morning in 11 six story brick building, corner of Vim Buren and Canal
streets. It is filled with manufacturing implements, and lhe probabilities
aro the liro will spread to tho buildings
of the Surroy Whito Lead Co. und the
Chicago Cab Co. The luss will probably exceod half a million dollars.
New York, June 28—Bill Hook,
an English light-weight, was knocked
out by Jimmy Larkins, the young
Jersey light weight, in two rounds
last night. Tho light took placo in a
house iu Pelham, Westchester county.
Larkin's victory was a comparatively
easy one, and ho showed little or no
signs of punishment, Honk was looked
upon as a phenomenal lighter by his
friends, and then disappointment is
great; They bet heavily on their
the niauiSTia pets.
Baltimore) June 28.—Kilrain went
fur a long tramp, selecting the shadiest
rnuds and kept as much out of tlio suu
as possiblo. When ho returned io his
quarters ho remained at his bulb a
little longer thon usual. Ho then received an extra hard rub down. His
short trot, in the cool of tho morning
give him a rattling appetite fur breakfast. Among callers to-day were a
numbor of ladies, summering in the
neighborhood, all of whom were presented to both Kilrain and Mitchell
They spent some timo in listening to
Mitchell's description of former prize
fights, and then loft with a good impression of Kilrain. Ki! iiu was shown
a copy of the dispatch containing Gov.
Nicholl's proclamation forbidding the
fight to come off in the state nf Louisiana. He replied it would nut huvo the
slighlest effect upon tho mill as it can
be held iu three other states and yet
be within the regular limit of 200 hundred miles of New Orleans. His agents
who are now travelling near Now Orleans in search of a battle ground, will
take good caro that tho laws of
Louisiana shall nut bc violated. Following Sullivan's example, Kdraiu's
friends have engaged for him n special
car to carry him soutli. The car will
be fitted up with every convenience,
aud only Mitchell and Johnnie Murphy, besides Kilrain, will rulo in it.
Attached to the same train, however,
will bo a delegation of Baltimore
sports, in charge of Charlie Carroll,
who it will be remembered rofereod
the Aaron-Collier fight many years
ago. Carroll hns been selected as umpire for Kilrain.
London, June 28.—It is understood
special means is being taken to bring
Sir Charles Tupper's speech at tho Imperial Federation dinner under the attention of the Imperial government.
It is openly declared that Sir Charles
Tupper would never havo made such a
proposal on his own account, that, indeed, ho only acted as the mouthpieco
of tiio Dominion govornment. Special
attontion is naturally directed to Sir
ChnrlcsTupper's suggestion that tho
proposed imperial convention may result in tho adoption of a common fiscal
policy or system between the mothor
country and tlio colonies. Mr. Mer-
cior's reported bellicose speech, nssoit-
ing that the French Canadians uro still
French and not colonials, and in tlio
facu of French national danger must
unite under lhe tricolor, is strongly
condemned. It is hoped that the roport is highly colored and that Mr.
Mercier wuuld never go thus far in
racial devices. Tho Manchester Guardian. Liberal, terms it an unfair election
San Francisco, Juno 28.—It has
just been learned here thai the reason
uf the sudden return of President Van
Borne, of the Canadian Pacific Railway, to Montreal, is 1I10 expected arrival at Quebec, nf the two new steamer- for lhc irido between Viiiienuve'r
and China. Tlio vessels have been
built by John Eldor, uu the Clyde, in
Scotland, and are owned by the Cann
dim! Pacific.
Ottawa, June 28.—Sir John Macdonald ssid today an important proposition has boon mado by the Dominion government to the U. S., through
tho British government. Tho Canadian government is willing to abolish
import nud expovt duties on all kinds
of lumber, providing Washington authorities reclni'tiii-iie. As an ovidence
ut gin d faith the Dominion authorities
have reduced tho duty nn pino lugs
from #'J to §2 per ihousand feet, board
measure—the figure on November last,
previous to thu Canadian lumbermen
asking 1111 increase. Tho new order
fa lies effect frnm July 1st,
two skeletons found.
Ashland, Or., Juno 28.—A report
from Fort Klamath, 1 his morning, says
that skeletons of two whito men havo
been found nn lhc shores uf Druninml
Lake; one that uf an uid man and the
other of a young man. With them
wero sumo remnants of clothing, a
shot gun, rifle, puck saddlo and fishing tacklo,otc. On their porsons were
found a diary of travol bearing dates
of September 18811, 11 rubber stamp
giving name of Niithnn Fubbnid, Jacksonville, addressed to Jlrs. A. V.
Burns, Snntn Cruz, Cain.
a new scheme.
San Diego, Juno 28.—At tho last
meeting of tlio city council a petition
wilh 1500 signatures was presented by
tho W. C. T. U., asking the paBsngo
of an ordiiinnco abolishing screens in
tho doors of 3nlooiis and the removal
of p'lint or screens from tho windows.
At the meeting nf tho council last
evening tho committeo mndo a unani-
mousroport, which tho council adopted,
and tho city attorney was instructed to
draw up an ordinance to that effect.
New York, Juno 28.—Later advices
from Hayti state that the commander
of tho United Statos stoamer Ossipoo,
in demanding tlio release of tho Clyde
line stoamor Osama, seized bv Legitime's gunboats, refused President
Legitime's offer to release the vessel
on condition that she would not go to
Connives. Captain Kellogg) of tho
Ossipeo, informed Legitime that the
vessel would havo to be released immediately, and §5,000 bo paid over ns
an indemnity for her detention.
Legitime immediately complied und
tho Ozama was escorted out of the
harbor and sailed directly to Connives.
Boston, June 29,—Sporting men of
this city do not seem to take much interest in the coming tight between
Sullivan and Kilrain. It is very
doubtful if more than a fow will journey
from here to Now Orleans to soo the
fight. Somo of them aro still of the
opinion tho fight will never como off,
and tho reaton given by others lor not
going is that the weather will bo too
hot down thero. Kilrain has moro
supportors in this city than one would
imagine, and a number of tliem were
onco considered Sullivan's staunclicst
friends. But little betting is indulged
in. Noarly evory case where money
is wogered, the Sullivau ond has given
odds. Cnpt. Conk of the Police News,
said : "The man who laBts will win
the fight. Everybody knows whut
Sullivau, the champion of the world is.
It is likely to prove a hard light."
Editor Holske said : "I inn patting
my dollars on Kilrain. My reason for
doing so are that I think he is a
wonderfully olever sparrer, and because ho has never dissipated, and always trained conscientiously. His
fight with Jem Smith proves he is on
the topmast round of tho pugilistic
ladder." Dominic McCaflray declares
his belief Kilrain will win. "Why?
Because I think he's tho better inaii."
Mike Boyle, says "Sullivan will come
in ahead in my opinion. He is a great
boxer and then his famous rashes demoralize tho other party.. His agility,
considering his weight, is remarkable.
Thon reports from Belfast indicate he
is training to light for his life. He
will enter the ring in as fine condition
us ho ever did." Billy Edwards remarked thoughtfully, "While of course,
prophesying is somewhat difficult, still
I think Kilrain has somewhat Die bettor chance. He takes much .bettor
care of himself than most pugilists
do; he is a faithful worker and has a
cool head."
M. Quad   Yearns for the Jolly
Days of Boyhood.
Albert Wilson, aged livo years, of
Toronto, accidently foil into a tub ot
boiling water Thursday, and died the
next morning.
J. W. Catlc, uf Calgary, was arrested at Winnipeg Wednesday, charged
with stealing GO horees. Ho will be
taken to Calgary. The crime was
committed throe years ago.
A detective,. acting undor orders
from the customs authorities, at Winnipeg;'seized a team nf horses belong
ing to a man named McCowan, who is
charged with bringing a team across the
boundary contrary tn the statute. At
the bottom of the wholo affair, however, it is alleged, McCowan took
across the line some weeks ago §8,-
000 worth oi opium, which is snid to
bo buried neat tho boundary somewhere.
ing left my hed find hoard without
«u(iirlent enUBBjl hereby give notice that
I will not be responsible Tor nny debts she
may contract from this date.
Aldorgrove, Juno 18,18-J9
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TO.vs nf Choicest Vegetable Seeds.
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New revised List and Prices lust out.
Don't fool yourself by not sending for it
immediately and lenrn what is grown and
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The Glorious Timo Preceding the Introduction ofTatontllods, Keels and Hooks
—When "Goin' a-FIshing:"  Meant
Bloro Titan It Doos To-day.
If I woro a boy again I'd go a-fishing,
writes M. Quad in tho Detroit Free Press.
When a man goes a-fishing it's all solid businoss and no romance. Ho makes his calculations days ahead, figures on just how
many minutes ho can spare, and every nibble is reckoned at so much monoy. Hois
always out of pocket, and always comes
homo mad, not to try it again for a
wholo year. With a boy it is adventure and romance. Ho has nothing to
Iobo and every thing to gain; He has all
the timo there is, and if he doesn't catch all
the fish in Hoaring river it is not his fault.
I can remember all about it. In thoso
'way-back days a real fish-hook was personal proporty, something to carry to school
tied up iu a rag and exhibited only totho
largo boys—boys old enough to appreciato
it. At homo it was hidden away under tho
bureau, and its presence was kept a sacred
secret. Most any sort of a string would do
for a fish-line, and tho old hunter who onco
gavo mo two bullets for sinkers is remembered with deepest gratitude to this day.
Whon hook and line and sinkers wero wound
upon a maplo chip and tucked away to wait
for tho fishing season, it was a rod-letter
day. I would havo taken a dozen of tho
worst lickings a boy could receive rather
than give up tho treasure, and, had a
stranger como along and offered to trado me
a horso for tho outfit, I should have promptly refused his offor.
When wo went to fish In a creek, which
was as much as two foet deep in spots, and
which a boy could hardly jump across in
places, it was a mighty rivor to me, bet ido
which tho discoveries of Hendrick Hud ion
and De Soto were bantam chickens. Thore
were whales in there, and our only fear was
that ono of them would nab our angle-worm
and break tho-hook. There were shavks
which might seize us if wo waded over a
rilHo ankle deep, and wo had heard of tho
devil-fish which lurks under tho flood-v;ood
waiting for a barefooted boy to come along
with his dinner. True, wo never encountered any of thoso monsters of tho
deep, and that was tho reason why wo got
safely back homo, and why mother heaved
a great sigh of satisfaction and said:
'' So you aro homo I Well, I nover, never
expected to seo you again I"
A boy's way of fishing is tho best lvay
ever invented. They may bring out thoir
fancy rods, reels, flies and patent hooks,
but tho boy who sticks to the home-made
fish-pole, tho old-fashioned hook and tho
twino fish line rubbed down with beeswax
isn't going to bo left very far behind.
Tho first we usod to pull out—yum I Nowadays thoso you don't catch arc tho largest.
A quarter of a contury ago things woro
different. Of course, we had some big
bites-awful bites—regular old monsters,
but wo didn't lio about the sizo of tho biters.
We never put ono down at over a hundred
pounds, though wo could have doubled tho
freight and found roady beliovcrs. In thoso
days nobody ever fished without spitting
on his bait. If ho wanted to catch ah awful
big fish ho spit twice. There wero times
when spitting on the bait didn't bring u
bite, but no boy ever got discouraged
over that. He hadn't given just tho right
puckor to his mouth, or his hook didn't
hang right, or the sky was too bright or too
In theso degenerate days a man will sit
on a wharf or a log and bob and jaw, ond
bob somo moro and growl, and haul up his
lino and blast evory body's'eyes, becauso
ho hasn't caught a pickerel eighty-iivo
feet long. Tne old-fashioned boy would
tramp threo miles up and dowu the stream,
and nevor a word of complaint over tho
absent nibbles. If ho got a dozen hornod-
daco, as long as a man's finger, it was a
triumph to last for three months. Just
think of a patent bobber—a self-acting one,
at that—and compare it with tho cork wo
used to steal from the molasses jug I And
what aro these patent sinkers compared
to a couple of eight-penny nails or an old
door-key which sunk our hooks! They arc
doing their bost to reduco it to a business,
aud to destroy all tho romanco and anticipation, and I for one don'tolike it a bit. In
tho way-back time a fishing excursion was
set down for a month ahead, and it depended on how well we got along with the potatoes and corn. Wo got our outfit
ready a fortnight ahead of timo.
Wo hunted out the best spots for
fish-worms, planned overy detail over and
over again, and dreamed of creeks
and fish and fish-hooks right along every
night. Tho dayseomod never-ending, but
when wo could say "To-morrow!" wo dug
bait enough to catch ovory thing in Lako
Eric, gavo our poles and lines a last looking
over and went to bed an hour earlier so ns
to hurry tho night along. Hurry? It was
tho longest night of tho year! Wo wont
over tho ground a dozen times, planned
every thing anew, and got up a score of
times to soo if tho woather was likely to
chango and bring a bad day. Wo tumllcd
and tossed, napped and talked, and w;ien
the old clock down-stairs struck tho horn' of
four wo slid out of bed and out of tho he aso
to find tho morning purplo stariug us in tho
face. Tho fish woro waiting for us, and wo
couldn't keop our pace down to a walk, and
wo likewiso baited our hooks as we ran.
Fishing! Woll, the boy of to-day doorn't
rcalizo the meaning of tho term! Ho nay
catch his scoro of bass or his dozen of pickerel, but ho never feels tho tinglo along tho
nerves which camo to tho old-fashi: .icd
boy ns ho felt a six-inch shiner take tho
hook and turnod with a palo face to whisper:
"Every body look out, for I've got ono
this time, suro!"
Equilibrium of the Soxos.
In Europo thero is a greater excess of
womon in tho north than in tho statc3 of
middlo Europe and tho east, in somo of
which tho women are in the minority.
Through Europo as a whole, tho number of
women i9 very definitely in excess of that
of tho men, and tho excess appears to bo
increasing. It was very great aftor tho
Napoleonic wars; thon lho numbers gradually tended toward equality, and nearly
reached it (1847 to 1S50,1,000 to 1,000); thon
thoy diverged again, and stood in 1S70,1,037
to 1,000. Tho phases of increased difference
aro generally obsovablo after wars, and,
latterly, appear to bo tho result partly of
tho enormous emigration which has takon
placo to other quarters of tho earth. In
Amorloa, as a wholo, and in Australia und
Africa, ou tho other hand, whither this
emigration with its preponderance of males
is tending, the men aro in excess, aud tho
excess is increasing with tho constant arrival of new parties of emigrants. Nevertheless, a near approach to equality prevails
over tho earth as a whole, aud this whothor
wo regard tho whito, black or red races, or
thoir mixtures. •    . VOLUME 3*.
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Wednesday Morning, .IiilJ li. I8SII.
Where is .Boiilangot" pertinently
enquires a cotemporary. Tho goneral
appears to huvo vanished altogether
from tho public gazo, antl it would
seem as if both he antl his prospects
, were under a cloud. Nothing more
is heard of his trial, nnd tho Exhibition has given Paris something elso
to think about. Perhaps tho sonato
has awakened to a realization of the
fact that its best policy is not to
make a martyr of the "man on horse-
"I want to write a lotter to tho
Secretary of the Navy. Shall I
address him as 'Your Excellency?'"
"Oh no- use tho term, "Your Warship.' "—Life.
An Englishwoman of 26 recently
advertised that she was desirous of
being married, and would, therefore,
be pleased "to correspondent with
a Christian vegetarian man."
Michigan must be an awful state.
A man in Port Huron has just sold
the city seventeen acres of land to
be used as a. cemetery, provided no
liquor shall le sold on the premises.
"My dearyoung friend,'' exclaimed
the good man, solemnly, "d.i you
attend church regularly?" "Yes sir;
but 1 didn't go to-dny. She is visiting friends out of town, you know."
How many know this young man?
The Americans claim everything
north of the fiftieth parallel on their
side of Berhing Sea. This is asking
for a great deal of latitude, also longitude. But perhaps they may be induced to moderate their olaim by degrees.—Ex.
Jones—Congratulate me, old fellow. Miss Dnshaway has ngreod to
marry me. Smith—I do, indeod,
Jones. Glad you're coming into the
the family. Jones—Coming into the
family? Smith—Yes; Dashy is a
sister to mo.
A Toronto paper contained the
following advertisement the other
day: We've been fortunate enough
to secure from a nmnufactnrer a lot
of handsome Jerst y jackets for ladies
that got left on his hands through
over-production." .
Dr. John Gibson has made the
important discovery that two chemically distinct kinds of sea wator are
present in the North Sea. Ono is
rich in chlorine, and comos from the
Atlantic to the south, the other lias
less chlorine, and flows from the
Arctic Ocean.
The decision of the Missouri supreme court that poker-playing is not
gambling will no doubt be promptly
affirmed by the courts of Kentucky.
Publio sentiment in those states regards poker as the science of higher
mathematics which wholly antedates
Sir William Gull conies to the defence of higher education for women
with the statement that a university-education, such us girls get at
Newulnnii and Girton, makes them
and their children healthier, ami thnt
tho precentage of childless marriages
is less with educated women.
Corrected—Pupil: "Teacher, kin
me an' Bill go an' git a pail o'v.aterl"
Arkansas Schoolmaster: "Then! you
go again. How many times have I
got to tell you that it ain't good grammar to say tne an' Bill?" Pupil:
"What ort I say?" Teacher: 'Bill
and me! Can't I never learn you
A colored sleeping-ear porter who
assisted tho wifo of Private Secretary
Halford during the recent Hood in
the Oonemaugh Valley has been
given employment in the treasury
department at Washington. Personal services to members and attaches of the royal family are always
rewarded under monarchiiil governments.—Am. Paper.
There is a good story told of Mr.
A. J Balfour in reference to one of
his recent visits to Ireland. He put
the following question to an Irish
priest, with whom ho sat at dinner:
"Do the Irish hate mn to the extent
that ho Parnellite papers say they
do?" To which the candid priest's
good humored answer was: "My
dear i:r, if they hated the devil half
as noieh they hate you toy occupation
wouid he gono."
John I,. Sullivan says he has
mail" nearly half a million dollars in
ten years, and that in eight months
he Hindu §125,000. Athletes of the
very first rank earn a great deal of
mou y in these days of the adoration
of muscle, but it is tobo homo in
mind that the period of earning
power it short; a sculler, a boxer or
a baseball player is old at 36, Sullivan says that ho has squandered
nearly all his earnings.
Here is a marriage notice from a
Cleveland paper: "ln Guilford, Medina county, 0,, on the 2nd inst,,
byS. Wilson, Esq., Mr. Samuel D.
Curtis to Miss Sallio Murphy, after a
tedious courtship of fifteen years,
which was borne with Christian fortitude and patience." The intelligent reader with half an eye will perceive that the fag end of a funeral
notico got dove-tailed onto a marriage announcement in the above.
Says tho S. F. Bulletin: Senator
Hoar, who recently visited this coast
as a member of tho committeo on
trade relations with Canada, thinks
that tho natural advantages are wanting to make Esquimalt a formidable
fortified position and a menace to
the United States. Perhaps Senator Hoar knows more about suoh
matters than the military aud naval
authorities of both the United States
and England, but he has never demonstrated that, fact.
In the soup—Little Jimmy visits
his father's oflice, and after examining tho type-writing machine, observed to his mother: "Say mariner,
what do they take those .to the
theatre for?" "My boy," replies his
mother, "they do not take them to
tho theatre." "Woll it's mighty
funny, then. Pa was tellin' Mr. Mc
Notlios that he took his type-writer
to the then—" "James," said his
father sternly, "I will see you in
the stable this evening."
Tramp—Mister, give me something to oat; I'm hungry and out of
work. Practical Party.in suburbs—
What do you work at? Tramp (speaking first thing that conies to mind)—
I'm a wood engraver, sir, P. P. (delighted)—Ah, very good! Just walk
around behind the kitchen; you'll
find a saw, wood-horseand some wood.
Will you be kind enough to engrave
a cord or so while I see about your
breakfast? But the cloud of dust disappearing down the road answered
Haji Hassein IChouli Khan—if
you can't say it, sing it—says that
tin.' Shah of Persia would like to
visit the United States, but cannot
do eo- because there is no ono hera
of equal rank to receive hirn. That's
what we all get for pitching in and
trying to be colonels, when if we
should concentrate our efforts on
one man we might rigliim out with
a title big enough to invite anybody to drop in fnmiliary and stay
a few duys with us,—Washington
Sineo the Johnstown disaster people are discovering dangerouse dams
everywhere. It is now said the
largest artificial body of water in
'-ie United States, situated 782
feet above Olean^is liable to give
way at any moment. It was formerly used to feed the old Genesee
Valley Canal, but is now merely a
sportsman's paradise. It is one
third larger than the Oonemaugh
reservoir. About ten years ago it
burst, letting out fifteen feet of water
and flooding the valley for a distance of 150 miles.
A lot of buncombe has been written abnut the Sioux Indian, Sitting
Bull, who is supposed to be fatally ill.
Several romantic and enthusiastic
writers have decribed him as the
Napoleon of the Indian race. As a
mutter of fact he wus nothing but a
lazy, cunniug old trouble-mnker, who
wielded sufficient personal influeuco
overall ignorant tribe to induce them
to commit crimes and depredations
that tlieir own natures uncontrolled
would have revolted against. Ho
does not deserved to be placed in the
same class with such warriors as
Tecumseh, Blackhawk, and Osceola.
A few out of a largo number of
cases of distress to whom the committee of the London Clergy Corporation have recently given assistance are thus described:—A curate
with eight children under eight
years of ago, and a stipend of £126 a
year; a vicar with fivo young children, and nn annual income of
.tl00; a vicar with six children under 15 years of age, and an annual
income of .£135 and a house; a vicar
with eight children under 18 yenrs
of age, and £117 annual income; a
curate with six young children and
a stipend of .£120; a vicar with
eleven children under 15 years of
age, antl an annual income of £189,
The latest competition is charming
in its novelty. A San Francisco
paper offered, as u prize to tho best
pupil in tho public schools, a trip to
ihe Paris Exhibition. Tho struggle
is keen, and tho competitors are
said to be successfully wrestling with
the tasks submitted to them. Both
boys and girls are competing, and the
chances are said to be in favor of tho
girls, so that the enterprising newspaper may find itself in for paying
the expenses of a chaperono as well.
—Empire. Since our cotemporary
wrote the above the "indefatigable
girl," has "got there" sure enough.
We don't believe a chaperono will be
necessary, however. Why wouldn't
a chap do instead?
Whut a romarkablo exemplification, says an exchange, of the terrible
force of the Johnstown flood is furnished by tho summary of the strata
of a single part of that gorgo which
was forced open by dynamite yesterday! A railroad bridge at the bottom, on top of that a hotel, above
that a section of the Gautier Steel
Works, and upon that foundation a
super-structure of houses and small
buildings! This immense pile was
hurled together in an almost impregnable mass by that terrible rush of
water. When stone, brick, and iron
are tossed about like chips and feath
ers the wonder is heightened that
any flesh and blood has survived to
tell of the terrible event.
In Washington recently thirty-
seven law graduates were admitted
to the district bar; and thereby
hangs a tale. It so happened that
a young man, not a graduate, was
present in the clerk's oflice, and ho,
like the others, stood in the crowd
and took the oath "to support and
bear allegiance to the United States
and well and faithfully discharge
the duties of the oflice on wliich I
am about to enter." Liko the
others, he also signed the book, and
then patiently waited for his certificate, and finally asked for it. Of
course, thero wasn't any for him.
Explanations followed, when it
came to light that the young man
was after a marriage license.
Another portion of the old city
wall by which London was surrounded has just been brought to
light in the neighborhood of Lud-
gate hill, according to .the London
Times. It stands at the junctipn
of Little Bridge street, and Pilgrim
street, and the Broadway, very near
another portion which was laid bare
and taken down about five or six
years since at the corner of Little
Bridgo street. If not actually of
Roman construction, it is largely
constructed of Roman materials,
and it probably formed part of a
bastion or tower at an angle of the
city wall. It is about 10 feet high
and 12 feet in length; its depth and
thickness will be seen when the ad
joining wall is removed, as will
shortly be the case.
A remarkable girl died recently
Chicago, Illinois. Josephine
Gribski was her name and she
was the eldest of the family of six
children, and had never walked a
step in her life. She had never
seen the light of day, never heard
the sound of voices and never uttered an intelligible syllable. She ate
what was given her, rejecting nothing, and never mado a sign that
she desired more. The only feeling
that this semi-inanimate creature
ever betrayed was when a flower
was placed in her hand. She was
no larger than nn ordinary 10-year
old child. After death her countenance looked like that of a beautiful
angel in sweet repose, and the lips
were parted in a smile, though she
had never smiled in life.
A queer story about General
Lougstreet is telegraphed from
Washington. It says: He bus been
dangerously ill. Somo weeks ago
the papers announced the destruction of hisJiomo near Gainesville by
fire, involving the loss of his library,
his sword, uniforms, and war relics,
and the manuscript of his book.
His loss is n most disastrous one,
and a terrible blow to the old general. But the sequel to the disaster,
as related to a reporter by Oolonel
Brown, is astonishing. After tho
fire workmen were engaged in clearing away the ruins, and in a hope
less sort of wny looking to see if
anything could be saved. While
at work with picks and shovels,
they struck a gold mine, on the situ
of the destroyed homestead. Further investigation, assays, etc,
have disclosed that it is a gold mine
of great richness. General Long-
street and his family are raised
from the depression of a loss they
could ill-afford to the prospective
actual possession of wealth.
The expression "Sea of . mountains," for applying which to the
Pacitic province the British Columbians hold Mr. Blake blameworthy,
is almost as old as the hills themselves, It was used with reference
to tlie Rockies hy Principal Grant
in his book of travels before Mr.
Blake incorporated it into one of
his orations, and it appeared in a
leading British Columbia paper long
before the learned principal, who in
all probability did not seo it there,
wrote his entertaining work, lt is
in fact a part of the language. As
wo talk of a shower of misfortunes,
a wilderness of houses, a sea of
troubles, and a sea of upturned
faces, so in describing a district in
whicli mountain closely follows
mountain it is customary to speak
of a sea of mountains. There is
really nothing in the phrase beyond
what the politicians choose to attribute to it. It is a figure of speech,
and its uso with regard to British
Columbia can only be properly condemned if owing to the absence of
mountains it is inapplicable. It is
hardly probable, however, that anyone will claim that the mainland
portion of the province ia quite free
from lofty elevations. Rumor says
there are some notable mountains
there, and that the province that
possessss them is not to be despised,
for they are loaded with timber and
mineral wealth, and are calculated
to produce more cash within the
next few years than some prairio
lands elsewhere.—Mail. '
The two Chinese, Fong Lorn and
Wuh Kee, who brought aotion against
the 0. P. R for having been ejooted
from a train nt Montreal, by Conductor Charlobnis, have obtained through
their attornoy an ample written apology together with remuneration.
The annual production of chemicals in France is said to havo reached
the great value of §300,000,000.
A mixture of finely powdered
mica and crude petroleum is said to
bo giving remarkable results as a lubricant.
Electric radiations have been concentrated by lenses in the important
researches by Prof. O. J. Lodgo and
Mr. J. Howard.
A prize of $1500 is to be awarded
in 1892 by the Guy Hospital, London, for a paper on "Tho Influence
of Micro-organisms upon Inflammation."
From 50,000 analyses in a German laboratory, it appears that
fluctuations in tho solids of milk
depend almost entirely on variations
of the fat. The evening milk is
richer than that of the morning, and
the November and December milk
than that of other months.
In German experiments during
the last two seasons, copperas increased tho yield of vines and protected the vineyards against parasites, increased the yield of clover
and lucerne from 22 to 33 per cent,
increased tho yield of potatoes and
tended to suppress potato-disease
when applied to the young plants,
and gave good results with grain.
The Zoological Society of France
has noticed with alarm that the
swallows returning from Africa have
this year avoided their accustomed
landing-places and have flown to
other parts of Europe, east or west,
evidently to avoid the many traps
set for them on the low-lying French
coast. The slaughter of the birds
for Parisian milliners has been enormous for several years.
Contagiousness op Oanoeh.—In
a French village of about WO inhabitants,! 1 of the 74 deaths in eight
yoars wero from cancer. Dr. Arn-
audet finds that 6 of the cases of
cancer were in a singlo neighborhood, amnog persons who used as a
beverage cider diluted with dark-
colored water from the swampy
ground, and that in 5 of tho victims the disease attacked the stomach. These facts aro given in support of the view that cancer is contagious, the swamp-water seeming
to have served ns carrier,. ojE,, fhe
Hardness of Woods.—A writer
on the comparative hardness of
woods places hickory at 100, gettiii]
for pig-nut hickory 96, white oak
Si, white ash 77, apple tree 70,
red oak 69, white beach 65, black
walnut G5, black birch 62, yellow
ond black oak 60, hard maple 56,
white elm 5G, chestnut 52, yellow
poplar 51, butternut and, white
birch 43, and white pino 3D". Another writer infers that woods having a degree of hardness less than
about 40 per cent of that of hickory
should not be classed with the hard
woods, most lumbermen looking upon everything except white pine as
hard. In reality, there aro several
American woods of less importance
that are about as soft as white pine,
or even softer.
Phosphorescent MixTuiiEs.-From
some interesting observations on
phosphorescent powdors by E. Bee-
buerel, these results are summarized
1. Sulphur and pure carbonate of
calcium give very slight phosphorescence. 2. Sulphur und pure carbonate of calcium plus 0.D to 1.5 per
cent of soda give brilliant green
phosphorescence. 3. Sulphur and
puro carbonate of calcium plus traces
of manganese or lismuth givo littl
or no phosphoi'secenco. 4. Mixture
as No. 3, but with 1 pel- cent of soda,
gives strong yellow or blue phosphor-
es cence. 5. Mixture as No. 1 plus
truces of lithin, gives intense green
phosphorescence. 6. Sulphur and
oyster shells, etc., give red phosphorescence. 7. Mixtures as No. 1,
plus traces of rubidium, gives red
phosphorescence. S. Sulphur and
pure carbonate of strontium give
very faint bluish green phosphorescence. 9. Sulphur and pure carbonate of strontium plus soda give
bright green phosphorescence.
Preventing Inoculation.—The
French farmers, at least, havo appreciated the importance of Pasteur's
discoveries that the virus in many
infectious diseases is due to microbes
and that the microbes, especially
in fowl cholera, splenic fever in
cattle and sheep, and red fever in
swine, may bo so woakenod by artificial culture that inoculation with
them gives only mild disorders
while Semiring immunity from fatal
forms of tho diseases. M. ftoux, of
the Pasteur laboratory in Paris,
states thnt the agricultural societies
of France, Itnly and Austria have
adopted tlie inoculation treatmont,
and the vnrions insuranco companies require it. The sheep treated annually in Franco number 260,-
000 or more. Inoculations in man,
for hydrophobia, have been made
after thn disease-gorms had already
entered tho system from tho bites
of mad dogs, yet it is claimed that
the mortality is now only ono por
cent among persons treated and 15
per cent among those not treated.
Just Received, Direct from Hamilton.
Intending Buyers should make a note
of this, as it goes to show that we sell
more Stoves than any two Houses in the
Province. Our superior line of Stoves and
low prices do the business.
E. S. Scoullar & Co.
-otindry and Machine Shop
Front St., New Westminster, B. C.
Br,ass and Iron Castings made to Order.
p. s.-
-All orders from tlie upper country promptly attended to.
HEAD OFFICE, - 15 Serjeants Inn Fleet St. - LONDON, ENG.
The Businesa of ALLSOP k MASON haa been merged in thn above Company
and will bo carriod on by the Company from thia date aa a general Land Investment
and Insurance Agenry.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage at Low Ratea, Town Lota and Farming
Lands for Salo on eaay terms.
Victoria B. 0„ May 16th, 1887. dwje7t«
Immense Sale of Boots end Shoes!
Commencing February gth, i88g.
tho undersigned will now place liis entire atock on the market at Wholesale
prices; no reserve.   Everything must be aold.
$6,000 worth of Boots, Shoes, Slippers, Rubber Goods, Shoe Findings, kc
An early inspection will convinco tho publio that we mean business.   Terms—
under $50, cash; over $50, secured notes at 3 months with intereat.
Boots & Shoes!
NO. 27.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, .lulr 3, ISM).
(From Daily Columbian, June 27.)
The time of receivinu taxes, with rebate, has been extended till Aimust
lft, owing to ihe late date on which
the nut ices were issued.
Mr. W. H. Keary, hiin. secretary of
the Royal Columbian hospital, is calling for tenders for the erection and
completion of the new hospital building.
The lacrosse club had a very successful practice last night, notliwith-tand-
ing the rain. The young players are
coming to the front rapidly and will
aoon make a namo for themseves.
Messra. McLennan & Lowry have
obtained the contract for clearing,
grubbing and trading Queen's park.
Their tender was very much lower
than that of uny other competitor for
the work.
Referring to a gramatical question
in the .A*etra-.AaWfiser, a, correspondent says that that that may have
been all right-. Iu fact he thinks it
quite probable that that that, that
that that that gentleman used, was
In the report of last night's counoil
meeting, the very interesting report
of lhe board of works will be found.
It will be read with satisfaction by all
who are anxious that the streot improvements should bo prosecuted without delay.
Certain rumors which have been circulating quietly for a fow days, have
led a number of the '-knowing ones"
to add to their posessinus another strip
of real estate. A number of large
transfers have been quietly arranged
aud it is said several more are on the
Gives Instant Relief.—"I have been
troubled with asthma and a bad cough
for years. I get nothing to help me like
Hagyard's Pectoral Balsam, and would
recommend it to others as it gives instant relief." Extract from letter from
Walter McAuley, Ventnor, Ont.
Mcennliia Board.
The licenaing board met at 10:30
this morning. Present, Mayor Hendry (chairman) and Messrs. Jas. Cunningham, W. Wolfenden and George
Turner. The following licenses were
granted: Stewart & Cash, Central
Hotel; L. F. Bonson, Liverpool Arms;
Thos. Levi, American Hotel; S.
Woods, London Anna; H. Kehoe,
Hub aaloon; Flora Miller, Queens
Hotel; A. J. Tolmie, Club saloon; R.
W. Mcintosh, Caledonia Hotel; P.
Billodcau, Repot Hotel; John Rankin,
Holbrook Houae; King & Keery,
Eiohkoff House; J. R, Brennan, Grotto Hotel; James Punch, Merchants
Hotel; H. Eickhoff, Union Hotel; L.
Guiohon, Cleveland Hotel; Mary
Hogan, Telegraph Hotel; L. Pither,
Colonial Hotel; j. M. Blaikie, Steamboat Exchange.
The applications of J. Brenter and
A. McLeod were refused.
The application of Messra. Bell-
Irving, Patterson & Co , for a wholesale license, was laid on the tablo for
2 weeks.
The board then adjourned.
 .  m  •
Found In the Basil.
Last night it waa reported that an
old man was lying by the roadside in
the Queen's park, unable to walk or
speak, and exposed to the weather.
The police were informed of the circumstances, but did nothing, as it appears they are not allowed to leave
their down town beats after nightfall.
Mr. Moresby took the mattor in hand
and offered to go out and bring the
man in if the city would provide a car-
irauo. Aid. Curtis agreed to pay the
hire of an express wagon, but not a
carriage. An express wagon could not
be obtained, and the poor creature
would probably have perished during
the niglit but for Mr. Moresby, Mr.
Geo. Arms'rung aud another party,
who volunteered to go out and
bring him in. The man was found lying on the ground under a bush, which
only partially protected him from the
pel ting rain He was too weak to
walk and had lost the pnwerof speech.
He was taken to the city lockup and
given a comfortable bed, and to-day ho
was admitted to the Royal Columbia
hospital, li has been ascertained that
his name ia Breemiin, and that he was
a patient in the hospital some months
Tbe florin Arm Itiinil.
The Norlh Arm Road, or rather imaginary road, forn pack horse could
not be fallen over it, is again brought
to tho foro by a number of North Arm
farmers, wliooalledat THE Columbian
office yesterday and asked tbat another appeal be made to havo the road
opened for traflic. Tho road should
be opened beforo full, and overy pressure should be brought to bear on the
govornment to liavo the work commenced immediately. The daily
steamboat service to the Nortii Arm io
very convenient, but tho steamboat
charges, though reasonable, are a tax
on tho farmor whioh he is not always
ablo or willing to pay, aud, consequently, much of the trade which would
find ita way to Westminster wore the
road open, now goes to Vancouver.
Many of tho farmers soy they wonld
rather trade in Westminster, Imviug
been accustomed for years to do so,
but tlieir is nn toll on lhe Vancouvor
road and thoy are going whero it pays
best. Tho city council should take
this mutter up nnd push it earnestly.
The cost of opening tho remaining portion of the road would not bo great
but whon oponed it moans vory mnny
thousand dollars to tho trndo of Westminster. Tho summer is well advanced and if anything is going to bo done
no timo should be lust,
Mirirtttiumer fixaiuliialMii.
The closing exercises of Miss Rogers'
division of the central echool took
place yesterday afternoon, beginning
at 1:30 o'clock. A large number of
epeotatora were present, among whom
were Uev. Messrs. Jamieson and
Seoulor, Mayor Hendry and trustees
McKenzie, Sinclair and Calbick. Tho
scholars were put through several exercises by the teacher aud gave general
satisfaction- At the conclusion of the
examination Mayor Hendry made the
following presentations: Certificates
for entrance to the high school—Vesta
May Baldwin, May Sybil Brown, Ella
May Douglas, Jennie Dyker and Constance Victoria Cluto; rolls of honor:
Miss Vesta Baldwin for proficiency;
Misb Jennie Dyker for punctuality and
regularity, and Miss Ella Bertha
Howay for deportment. The governor-general's medul, competed for by
the pupils of the Nanaimo and New
Westminster publio schools, wns won
by Mias Vesta Baldwin, tho Royal
City thus scoring another point. Addresses were made by the Rey. Mr.
Scouler, Mayor Hendry, Messrs. McKenzie, Sinclair and McGregor.
Following is the list of promotions
to higher divisions:
From Miss Homor'a division to -Miss
Dockrill's: Girls-Elizabeth M. Bell,
Harriet M. Burr, Tussle Cunningham,
Maggio Cunningham, Maggie Gunn,
Maria Jones, Lily Miles, Jeannette
Peele, Lily Reid, Bertha Scott, Lulu
Small. Boys --J. Eugene Brown, Albert Ohappcll, Garnet P. Grant, Chas.
Galbraith, Evorard S. Hicka, Duncan
E. H. McPhaden, Caspar Levi, John
VL. McRae, James W. Thornton.
From Miss Dockrill's to Miss David-
sou's division: Girls—Mary Ellis,
Maud Hatherly. JesBie Martain,
Ademla Dunn, Edith Brown, May
Gray, Louhie Henley, Lily Hioks,
Laura Pittendrigh,. Edna Burr, Janet
DesBrisay, Ethel Gardiner, Mabel
McAuley, Blanche Corey. Boys-
Donald Archibald, Harry Batchelor,
Jack Cotton, Michael Dunn, Banks
Jackson, August Wilcox, Calvin Hicks,
Stephen McLean, George Wellwood,
John McGlughlan, George Hardy,
Fred Eickhoff
From Mias Davidson's to Mr. Dockrill's division: Girls—Alice M. M,
Burr, Edith L. Douglas, Bessie Gilley,
Alice Hardy, Mabel A. Harvey, Lucy
J. Hicka, Sarah E. Hennessy, Mabel
A. Pittendrigh, Flora M. Robinson,
Mildred K. Scott, Kathorine Smith,
Lucy 11. Trodden, Lillian E. Wood,
Edith A. Wood. Hilda R. Wood, Jennie Woods, Bertha H. Worth. Boys
—Wm. Archibald, Shelley M. Bowen,
R. Bryce Brown, John A. Calbick,
George Digby, John H. Eiokhoff, F.
Wm. Fooks, Robert Haddon, Alfred
H. Johnstone, H, George Leaf, John
A. McLeod, Frederic Nash, Harry
Robinson, Joseph P. Keid, Wm. J. G.
From Mr, Dockrill's to Miss Rogers'
division: May Latham, Gertrude Rob-
sou, Isabella E. McLeod, Katherine
M. Miles, Nellie P. Pride, Jessie
From Mr. Dockrill's to Mr. Coatham's
division: William E. Haddon, William H. Furness, Rout Harvey, James
Neil, Hugh Bell, Fred Brenchley, Arthur Herring, W. G. E. McQuarrie,
Clifford W. Lord.
Promoted from Miss Roger's division
to high school: Vesta May Baldwin,
Mary Sybil Brown, Ella May Douglas,
Jennie Dyker, Constance Viotoria
Promoted from Mr. Coatham's division to high school: Lloyd Murray
Grant, George Mortimer Mead, Duncan James Welsh, Richard Hambridge
Millard, James Robert Suter, Archibald Newland Trew, George Benjamin
The examination of Miss Dockrill's
division commenced at 9:30 o'clock
this morning in the presence of a large
number of visitors, principally ladies.
About 50 scholars were present, - and
were subjected to a thorough examination on tho different brunches, with results both gratifying and satisfactory.
Soveral speeches were made by visitors
after which the rolls of honor were
presented by Rev. Mr. Jamieson to
Emma Ellis, for proficiency, Chas Hennessey, for punctuality and regularity;
Edna A. Burr, for deportment.
Mr, Coatham's department was tho
next examined, and, being the highest
division, mure interest was naturally
centered on it than on any of the
others, and tho space allotted to visitors
was fairly packed. Tho scholars were
examined on every subject which thoy
have been tutored in during tho past
term, nnd a really excellent showing
was mado. Mr. W, A. Duncan presented rolls of honor to Lloyd Grant
for proficiency; Geo. D. Tumor for
punctuality uud regularity; Frederick
Hill for deportmout. Speeches wore
made by Mayor Hondry, trustees
Duncan and Sinclair, Rov. Mr. Jamie-
son and Ool. McGregor.
StiHscnrlory   ArrniiguiiiuiilH t'oiiipli'leil
ror Senilis llie Olilllusiiltni siir nml
llreellii'; n New titillilluu Bin-
MK'iIlnU'lv nl Sappi'Miui.
The nocossity for a now hospital to
replace tbo present, old nnd somewhat
delapidated Royal Columbian hospital
structure in this city has long beon apparent, but by none lins thu urgency
of the cane beon so keenly realized as
by the untiring and faithful trustees
of tho bunolicent institution above,
Messrs. Jas. Cunningham, G. E. Corbould, J. VV. Harvey, W, H. Keary
(hon. secretary-tfoiiourer), and the
Hon. John Robson,
At the last session of tho provincial
legislature, it will ho romoinbpied, a
bill was put through the house, at the
instanco nf the trustees nbn/o mentioned, which the Hoiii John Robion,
owing to his position in the houso ami
govornmont, wa. ablo to materially assist in passing, to ernlile the trustees
to soil the present sito of tho Royal
Columbian hospital and apply tin: pro
ceed!, to erecting a now hospital on a
site situated on Mary street, between
Montreal and Pelham streets, which
by the same act was conveyed to the
trustees for that purpose.
In pursuance of carrying out their
intentions, the four trustees resident
in this city have been convening quite
frequently during the last few weeks.
As a result of their deliberations it
was decided not to erect the new hospital upon the site on Mary street,
—which, by the way, comprises about
ten and a half acres—but, with the
consent of the government, to throw
that land also into the market, as well
as the old hospital site, and to erect
the uew building on a tract of about
five acres whicli the trustees negotiated to purchase from Bishop Sillitoe,
at Sapperton, for the sum of $4,000.
Messrs. G. E. Corbould and W. H.
Keary were appointed a delegation of
the trustees to wait upon the provincial secretary in the matter of this new
departure. That gentleman declared
himself to be thoroughly in accord
with tho action of his fellow trustees,
and, as a member of the government,
consented to the disposal of the hospital reserve on Mary street in the
manner desired, and promised to use
his influence with the house in the
matter. Mr. W. H. Keary, one of
the delegates and hon, sec-treas, of
the hospital board, speaks iu the high-
eat terms of tho cordial manner in
which the provincial secretary met the
delegation and the important assistance he rendered in bringing about
the satisfactory consummation of the
whole business.
The trustees have also secured plans
and estimates from the various local
architects for a new hospital building,
to cost in the neighborhood of 810,000.
Theso plans were submitted to Dr.
Bentley and also to the provincial secretary, and the judgment of the trustees was confirmed in the final selection of the plan of Messrs. Clow &
Maclure. Tenders will shortly be
asked on these plans for tho construction of the new hospital, which will be
erected forthwith, as intimated, on the
five acre sito secured for the purpose
at Sapperton.
The old site, comprising six city lota,
will be advertised for sale immediately,
by publio auction, it is understood,
and the trustees expect to realize
several thousand dollars by the transaotion, which will go toward the construction ot the new building. Subsequently, the hoapital reserve near tho
head of Mary street will be divided
into lots and also placed in the market, thus providing ample funds for
the erection and proper furnishing of
the new hospital, and throwing open
to the public a large number of exceptionally tinu building sites for residences, which will be greatly appreciated, and will be a benefit to the city
as well.
The site upon which the new hoapital ia to bo ereoted is situated within
the recently enlarged city limits, and,
with its proximity to the railway and
convenience of approach by a nearly
level road from the centre of the city,
constitutes a better location for the
hospital than the site originally intended, at the top of the rather steep grade
of Mary street.
Tho trustees, and especially Messrs.
Corbould and Keary and ths Hon,
John Robson, who took the most
active part in the matter, are to be
commended for the industry, energy
and ingenuity they have displayed
throughout, and congratulated on the
satisfactory results of the entire deal,
whereby a new and much needed hospital will bc erected without delay,
upon an incomparable sito, and ample
funds be forthcoming for its construction and furnishing, while the city secures a goodly number nf unrivalled
building sites.
A Timely Hint.
Editok Columbian.—Sm, I was glad
to read :.i your paper that tho government had at length resolved to put the
Scott road in proper repair, and that tho
work would be dono in the early part of
the season, before tho rains set in. I
hope that there will bo a atop put to the
logging camps making runways across
the road, stopping up the ditches, and
placing snch impediments to travel as
they hare been allowed to do; wherever
it is necessary to mako a crossing they
should do it in such a maurcr that tho
ditches would not be stopped up, nor the
roadway blocked by huge timbers running diagonally with tho line of road;
with a little care, and an cyo to tho public convenience, these cross-ways can bo
put in with very little damage to tho
road. There is no other road leading to
and from Westminster which commands
so much necessary travel, nnd no doubt
tho government have found this out, and
aro determined to do their duty to the
public by putting it in good order, In
connection with the road we look for a
safe and convenient crossing of the river;.
either by bridgo or forry; the present'
apology for a ferry is a disgrace to tho
country, and a great drawback to the
prosperity of New Westminster.
Delta Faiimek.    i
Inli-rl.ir .lltnti'U. .Villus.
Thinga aro looking vory favorable in
the McMurdo camp for a good summer's work. At presont Mr. McOabe
is working 1! sl.iftu un the Southern
CrosB and Monitor. The party representing the company who nro about to
operate on Copper creek having beon
woll satisfied with the property, work
will bo commenced immediately on tho
Lost Chief and a crosscut tunnel run at
a greater depth than the presont drift.
Jim White is bard at work prospecting
Cariboo bnsin in tlio interest of Mr.
Granger; lin hna got some lino specimens of what wcwould conclude to bo
a free-milling ore, tililipugli the nature
of surfaco, droppings gopvi'ttlly changes
with depth. Tho season in llio glacier
belt ib about ns far advanced at present a» it wns n month later laat season,
llio snoiv having nil disappeared with
tho exception of it few patches (ill top
of the glaciers.—Donald Truth.
(From Daily Columbian, June 28.)
The heavy rains of the past few days
have filled the many tanks in the upper
part of the city, whioh have lately
been giving a very unsatisfactory supply. Water will be plentiful now for
a few weeks.
The Dominion Illustrated of June
22nd is to hand. It contains many
fine illustrations of Canadian scenery,
among which are five British Columbia
sketches by Mrs. Arthur Spragge. The
subject of another illustration is the
"Interior of a joss house, Victoria,
B. O."
Notice of motion has been given by
Aldermen Wilson and Goodacre, of
their intention to introduce a by-law
in the city council, to grant assistance
in the construction of the Victoria,
Saanich and New Westminster railway, and to enable the council to take
stock in the road. The by-law will
come up for a first reading next Wednesday.— Colonist.
The Colonist boasts that Victoria has
now 315 telephonic calls in offices and
residences, and claims this to be a
greater number in proportion to the
population than any other city
America, possibly the world. The
very excellent service furnished Victoria probably accounts for the large
number used. A good telephone service Is a blessing indeed, but a bad
service is an aggravation for which the
English language fails to provide sufficient condemnatory terms.
 . • .	
Piotou PENCiLLiNas.—Mr. Hazen F.
Murray, of Picton, N. S., writes: "I
was affected with dyspepsia and nervous
debility, and tried many remedies without avail but one bottle of Burdock
Blood Bitters much improved me and
two more made me a well man."
Midsummer Examinations,
The examination of Mr. Dockrill's
division of tho public school took place
yesterday afternoon in the presence of
a large number of visitors, There
were about 50 scholars in attendance,
all neatly drossed and most orderly in
their conduct. The examination
throughout was satisfactory, showing
careful training on the part of the
teachers. Rolls of honor were presented by Mr. James Cunningham to
Arthur F. C. Herring for proficiency;
Miss Gertrude E. Robson for deportment, and Katherine M. Miles for
punctuality and regularity. Short addresses were made by Mr. James Cunningham, Rev. Mr. Jamieson, Mrs.
D. Robson and Messrs, Calbick and
McGregor. Mr. John McKenzie, sec.
school board, not being able to remain for the exorcises addressed the
school before the examinations began.
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From Williams Lain.
Rev. Father Marchal, of Williams
Lake, arrived in the oity some daya
ago and will rest here for a few weeks
before returning home. He has been
absent from Westminster for eighteen
long years, snd during that tima has
labored unceasingly and with grest
success among the Indians of the Cariboo and Chilcoten districts. Father
Marchal speakB all the Indian languages and dialects common to the aborigines of the interior, and can preaoh
as fluently in them as in his native
French tongue. During his lung absence many changes havo taken place
in Westminster, and with these the
reverend father expresses himself as
both astonished and pleaaed. He will
return to the scene of hia missionary
labors greatly refreshed by his visit to
the coast, and deeply gratified with
the hearty reception accorded him by
his many old time frienda of the golden days of Cariboo.
Stopped on tne Bond*
Children Cryfor
A gentleman living in the oast end,
while passing the crescent nt a late
hour last night on his road home, was
brought to a hair-raising standstill by
two men who suddenly confronted him
and ordered him to hand over all his
watches. The manner of appeal was
so insinuating that the gentleman
could not refuse thn request, and he
was about to hand over his valuable
Waterbury watch, which he got as a
premium with the last $10 suit of
clothes, when the order was roughly
repented, "now thon hnnd over those
muMes. "A Bigh of heartfelt relief
gurgled out of the belated gentleman's
throat ua ho handed ovor fivo matches
with ono hand and smoothed down his
onpillaceous growth with tho other.
"You very good man yuu, hyas klosho
skookttm inan, hyiu turn turn, kin-
howya tillicum," nud the drunken Siwashes rolled ovor tho bank and disappeared in tho darkness.
A <;rnuil Success.
Tho bazaar in aid of St. Ann's convent was brought to a successful close
last night. For throo days the ladies
io charge worked indofatigubly in the
good causo, and tho appreciation and
final success that crowned their efl'oris
must, indeed, have been meat satisfactory to them. With Mrs. W. H.
Keary as malinger in chief, nnd Mrs.
Jamos Wiso, Mrs. J. Keary, Mrs.
Cummings, Mrs. Eickhoff and Mrs.
Stirsky as her assistants, and further
aided by all tho young and handsomo
ladies of tho congregation, success,
brilliant and complete, could only be
the result. Financially, ns woll as in
evory othor way, tho bazaar resulted
far beyond the expectations of the
manugeipent, and the sisters of St.
Ann's convent owe the ladies who
worked so faithfully and energetically
in thoir behalf a lusting debt of gratitude. Tho ladies aro particularly
thankful to the city band for the sweet
niUBio furnished by it on each night of
the bazaar.
Pitcher's Castoria.
Police Conrt.
At the police court this morning
Angus McLeod, proprietor of the Palace saloon, was arraigned on charge
of using obscene language to chief of
police Pearce. The affair grew out
of the refusal of the licensing board to
renew McLeod's license, the report of
Ohief Pearce, as inspecttor of licenses,
having been against the establishment.
McLeod met Pearce yesterday afternoon and used such abusive and profane language tohim that the chief put
him (McLeod) under arrest. He was
bailed out and the case came on this
morning. The evidence given by Mr.
Pearce proved that McLeod had used
foul, abusive and threatening language,
but not' 'obscene language" as the information said. The court was obliged
to dismiss the case, but Capt. Pittendrigh said ho was very sorry the information had not been properly laid,
aB the police must, nnd would, bo protected. Ou a second charge, McLeod
was bound over for a term of 6 months,
in personal bail of $500 and two sureties of $250 each, to keep the peace.
Hasoule Grand Lodge Notes.
For very good reasons the business
of the grand lodge A. F. & A. M.,
which has just terminated its annual
session at Victoria, was nut made public as in former years. This course
was decided on after mature deliberation. To Most Worshipful Grand
Master J. S. Olute The Columbian is
indebted for the information that the
next meeting of the grand lodge will
be held at Vancouver, on the Thursday immediately preceeding June 21th,
the festival of St. John the Baptist.
The district deputy grand maatera for
the 5 districts aro appointed as follows:
Viotoria, R. W. Bro. Morris Moss;
Now Westminster, R. W. Bro. I. Oppenheimer; Yale and Kootenay, R.
W. Bro. T. Downie; Cariboo, H. MoDermott; Nanaimo, R. W. Bro. A.
Haslam, M.P.P. The grand secretary's report made a most favorable
showing, especially iu the matter of
membership. The incresse during tho
year was fully 20 per cent, a really
wonderful record. The grand treasurer's roport showed that the 12 lodges
within the jurisdiction of the grand
lodge has funds and property to the
value of {65,000.
nanaimo Fisheries.
T. Mowat, inspector of fisheries,
who, with his wife, is a guest nt the
Windsor Houso, is on s special mission connected with the fisheries of
the Cedar district lakes and Nanaimo river. The principal cauae of thia
visit was a complaint received at head-
quartera that an obstruction had been
placed across a small stream leading
out of the above lakes. The obstruction consists of A flood gate situated
on the stream where it passes through
J. Gordon's farm on the Nanaimo
river meadows. Mr. Mowat visited
the place yesterday and says that after
viewing the obstruction, he noticed
that at high tide no fiah could pursue
their course up the stream owing to
the gate, but that at low tide if any
fiah happened to be near they could
manage for a short time to pasa the
obstruction. Mr. Mowat also visited
Nanaimo river to enquire into the manner in which the Indians are conducting their fishing operations snd to endeavor to find a suitable man to fill
the post of inspector of fisheries for
Nanainui district. Louis Gooa, au
Indian, was mentioned aa a candidate
for the office, but no one has yet received the appointment. If Mr.
Mowat's visit will have the effect of
putting a stop to the unsportsmanlike
method of killing fish with dynamite
the country will have something to be
thankful for.—Courier.
Serious Stabbing Affray.
A very strange and wilful attempt
at murder took blace at the drill shed
Inst night about 11 o'clock, whilo the
hussar was in progress. The hall was
crowded with people at the time,
which makes the attempt all the more
daring and singular, particularly as no
possible reason can bo assigned for the
deed. An Indian bid attracted to the
placo liy lhe bright lights and haud-
soino display of articles, was lying
quietly on ouo of the cannons, watching tho lively scone and tho many
poopio cnnimg and going. While in
this position a white, boy walked carelessly into the building, approached
the oannon, and, without a word,
drew a knife plunged it into the fleshy
part of ihe Indian lad's thigh nud
quickly passed out into thu darkness.
The whole thing was so quickly and
quietly dope that no onu observed
it, nnd beforo the injured boy could
give tho alarm the would-be-murderer
hnd made good Ilia escape. The blond
flowed freely from the wound, but the
boy said nothing till he got outside
when li" told some other lads that ho
hnd boon Btabbed. Dr. Fagan was in
tho drill shed at the time, and on
learning of the occurrence immediately
took the bid to St. Mary's hospital.
An examination of the wound showed
that it was very deep and of a serious
nature, and that only the merest
chance prevented it from being fatal.
The blood flowed from the cut in au
alarming manner, but the stream was
finally stopped and the necessary bandages applied.
Tlio boy who committed tho deed is
known, but not his name, nnd tho
polico are searching for him. He wns
not seen to-day and it is said ho has
gono to Vancouver to remain thero
till lho affair cools down. Tho young
villain, however, must bo hunted
down and brought to justice.
A New Company Formed and the
Road to be Completed to Whatcom by Xmas.
An Agreement Signed at Whatcom
and there is Much Enthusias m
in Consequence.
Messrs. B. Douglas, W. Norman
Bole and A. J. McColl Complete
the Negotiations.
The departure of Mr. B. Douglas,
preaident of the New Westminster
Southern Railway, and Mr. W. Norman Bole, Q. C, M. P. P., and Mr.
A. J. McColl, for Seattle, last week,
was the subject of much comment at
the time, as it was knuwn their mission
concerned the completion of the Southern Railway, which has hung fire so
long. The particulars of the good
work accomplished by these gentlemen have not reached us yet, but the
following despatch will show that their
mission has resulted successsfully, and
that the obstacles, to the immediate
completion of the line have been swept
Special to the Columbian.
Whatcom, WaBh. Ter., June 28.—
Messrs. Douglas. Bole and McColl, representing the New Westminster
Southern Railroad, arrived here yestorday and have closed negotiations
for the purchase of the Bellingham
Bay and British Columbia Railroad.
At a meeting of citizens to-day an
agreement was drawn up and a guarantee given to have the road coin pie'ed
from Whatcom to New Westminster,
connecting wiih the Canadian Pacific,
by Christmas. There is much enthusiasm here in consequence. Can-
field, as manager of the Bellingham
Bay and British Columbia Railroad,
steps down and out.
Donald Truths.
Foreman Henderson of the Donald
company writes from the creek to-day:
"The Discovery company working 4
men have struck a rich streak of
ground, and expect at least 30 ounces
in their next cleanup. Our bedrock
shaft is going down sb rapidly as two
ahifu can send it." 24 men are at
work on the creek
The Cariboo Creek Mining Company
is the moat recent incorporation, under
the provincial laws, in this section.
Tbe directors are David Woolsey of
Illecillewaet, Thomas Forest of Donald, and A. Johnston Smith of Victoria. The office uf the company is at
Donald and its mine 7 miles east of
Illecillewaet. The capital stock of the
company ia $10,000, divided into
shares of $10. The company has 6
men at work on the mine, who have a
shaft down 22 feet on the ledge, and
said to be in good ore.
Rosemond, Kirkpatrick & Co. have,
at an expense of $500, cut a trail up
Toby creek to their claims, and are
now at work opening them up. If the
leads prove good, and the surface
showing indicates that Ihey will, ore
will be packed down to the Columbia
river and shipped out for reduction.
These gentlemen think that ore is
worth more at reduction-works than
on the dump, and propose to make
their claims self-developing. Captain
Armstrong of the Kootenay Mail Line
has made a uniform rate for ore from
any landing on the river to Golden.
The rate is $1.50 a ton.
Mant Thanks.—"My age is 58 and
for 20 years I have suffered from kidney
complaint, rheumatism and lame back,
and would havo been a dend woman if it
had not been for Bunlock Blood Hitters,
of which two bottles restored me to
health, and strength." Miss Maggie
Hendsby, Half Island Cove, N. S.
.'ob printing ol all kino's neatly done
at the Colombian offion. Price., will be
found as low as at any othor office in
the provinco —Adv
It Makes
Roland Gideon Israel Barnett was
yeaterday sentenced to aovon yours in
tlie Knighton penitentiary for appropriating to Ilia own use security for
810,000, tho proporty of tho Central
Bank of Canada.
UI Have used Palne's Celery Compound and tl
has hadasalutaij
effect. I". Invigorated the system and J
feel llUo a new
mah. It iiupro**«
the appetite and
facilitates digestion."   J. T. C0P&
 [umd, Primus, 8.0.
Spring medicinemeatiflmoronow-a-dnyslhantt
did ten years ago. The vrthterot 188&-S9 liasleff
the nerves ail fagged out. The iieiTes must \&)
strength'-ued, the blood purilled, liver unO
bowels regulated. Paints Celery Compound-*
the Spring medicine of to-day—does all thlfl,
ns nothing elso can, described by Physician^
tteeommeodtd by Druggist*, Endorsed by }finiaten\
Quarantetd by ihe Manufacturers to bo
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Spring Medicine.
" In tho spring of 13871 was all run down. 1
would get up In the morning with bo tired s
feeling, ami waa so weak that I could hardly gel
around. IboughtabottlooIPalnc'sCcloryCoiu.
pound, and before I had taken lt a weok I fell
very much better. I can cheefully recommend
It to all who need a building up and strengthen.
Ing medicine." Mrs. ll. A. Sow, Burlington, Vt
Celery Compound
Is a unique tonic and appetizer. Pleasant ta
the taste, quick m Its aotion, and without any
Injurious effect, lt gives tbat rugged health,
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NO, 27.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday .Horning, July 3,
(From Daily Columbian, June 29.)
Mr. Samuel Mellurd, of Chilliwack,
has been appointed a commissioner for
affidavits fur the supreme coort.
Calvin McKenzie was stubbed in
the hand to-day by a Chinaman. The
celestial has been arrested aud will be
up for examination on Monday morning.
Yosterday was Coronation Day—
just fifty-one years since Queen Victoria was formally crowned, although
she succeeded to lho throne about a
year before that event.
lu our report of tho bazaar, in nid of
St. Anns convent, the names of Mrs.
R. Druinmiiiid, Mrs. James Murphy
aud Mrs. Hurling wero by an oversight
omitted. These ladiea took a prominent part iu the work and were indefatigable iu their eft'orta to add to the
general success.
Ogle, Campbell & Co., of this city,
have beeu awarded the contract for
supplying clothing to the provincial
asylum at this city for the ensuing
year. This is the first year a Westminster firm has taken this contract, it
having been invariably secured in Victoria heretofore.
Interior journalistic enterprise haa
scored another point, and the Kootenay
Star sheas a promising flicker at Revelstoke that may yet develop into a
Bteady glow. The new light has appeared under the auspices of Mr. H.
McCuteheon, proprietor cf the Kamloops Sentinel. May its shadow never
grow less.
Something Liko a Fiah Btory.
It is stated that an unusual number
of salmon are being caught in Esquimalt harbor this year with spoon bait,
as many as sixteen having been taken
at one haul.—Victoria Times. This is
the tirst big fish story the Times has
perpetrated on itB renders this season,
and, judging from what ia usually
dished up by tho Victoria press, it will
probably bo vory acceptable to the
Victoria public. Sixteen salmon taken
out at one haul with a spoon bait is
just a little too strong, and the readers
of tho Times must be a bright lot if
they put faith in the words. If the
item is true it is deserving of more
than four lines notice; und the exact
facts and circumstances of the big haul
should have been fully described. To
people living on the banks of the
Fraser tho story is bewildering. Did
the fish catch hold of each other's tails
and hang on with a deathlike grip till
all were landed, or was a small salmon
swallowed by ono of the next size
larger, and it in turn swallowed by
another, and so on till fifteen were
contained in one and that monstrosity
landed after a terrible struggle by the
editor of the Times ? How did it happen anyway V
Struck by a Bear.
Bear stories faom the Scott road district are an every day occurrence, but
the latest is well worthy of more than
ordinary note. On Wednesday evening Mr. Robert Gray and Mr. Wm.
Kennedy were returning home, accom-
oompanied by the latter's dog, Hunt,
which frisky animal amused itself by
darting into the bush on either side
of tho road. Daring one of its disappearances a terrible snort and cry waB
heard, followed by the noise of some
animal rushing through the bushes in
mad haste. The dog was called, but
it failed to answer the summons.
Thinking the animal had encountered
a bear and suffered from the meeting,
Mr. Kennedy hurried to the house,
procured a rifle and with Mr. Gray
entered the bush. A short distanco in
the poor dog was found with the skin
almost torn from one side of its head,
the bear having struck it a tremendous
blow with its powerful forepaw. An
attempt was made to induce the dog to
follow the scent uf the bear, but Hunt
had hod plenty of bear meat for one
day and refused to work. The settlers
along the Scott road see bears often
and occasionally kill them. Several
large panthers have also been seen
during ihe past week.
Mali Scliool Fxnnilnatlou.
The closing examination exercises at
the New Westminster high school took
place yesterday afternoon, beginning
at 2 o'clock. The weather unfortunately, was rather unfavorable; nevertheless a large number of visitors were
present, among whom were Mrs.
Homer, Mrs. Guest, Mrs. Moresby;
Mrs. McKenzie, Mrs. Whiteside. Mrs.
Thornburg, Miss Rogers, Miss Worth,
Miss Major, Miss Warner, Miss
Whiteside, Miss McMartin and Miss
There were twenty-eight pupils in
attendance, who wore put through exercises in several subjects of study
with very satisfactory results. One of
the most interesting features of the
proceedings was the translation of
Longfellow's beautiful poem "Excelsior" into Latin, and rice versa by James
Miss Homer read an essay on "Gos-
sis," which showed careful composition and sparkled with wit. Miss
Waller's essay on the word "Why"
containod some originality and showed
a good command of language on the
part of the writer.   Miss Ourry's para-
Shruse on the "Psalm of Lite," and
[iss Millard's paper on "Cheerfulness," were excellent efforts snd would
do credit to many of maturer years,
Miss MoMartin, Master H. Major,
Master Whiteside and others in turn
road papers on different subjects,
whioh were all very creditable efforts
considering the youthfulnoss of the
At tho conclusion of the examination Mr. W. B. Townsend presented
rolls of honor to Miss Curry for deportment; Misa McMartin for punctuality and regularity and James Rankin
for proficiency. The governor-general's
medal for proficiency was presented by
the Rev. Mr. Scouler lo Miss Blanche
Letitia Millard, lt might be well to
state here that Master James Rankin
aud Miss Margaret Homer were each
awarded the governor-general's medal
for proficiency at previous examinations, aud in consequence waived a
further claim tu that laurel. Dr.
Kent presented prizes to Miss Curry,
Miss Millard and Master Sprout fur
diligence and good conduct.
Addresses were made by the Rev.
Mr. Scouler, Mr. W. B. Townsend
and Mr. A. B. Jack, all congratulating Mr. Stramberg, tho principal, and
his pupils on the manifest progress
made in tho school during the term
just closed. Col. McGregor on being
called also gave a short address. In
the course of his remarks the last
named speaker touched on the niatter
of au assistant teacher. Ho said that
evidently an assistant wns an urgent
necessity. Several months ago he was
informed that a number of applicants
for admittance to tho high school were
refused, or rather discouraged, and
left in consequence of the insufficiency
of tho teaching staff. In order to supply the want, he (the speaker) called
on a number of the citizens with a subscription paper and succeeded in getting nearly a sufficient sum subscribed
to make up u salary for an assistant
teacher; he handed the list ovor to the
school board and heard no more of it;
a number of those subscribers would
liko to know now why the assistant
waB not forthcoming. These remarks
brought Mr. McKenzie, secretary of
the Bchosl board, to his feet. He ex
plained that the trustees in their simplicity asked the department to suggest a teacher for the said pusitiou,
but that the government, fur some
politic reason, would not sanction the
proceeding. He hoped, however,
that the matter would soon be satisfactorily arranged; an assistant teacher
was a necessity and an assistant
teacher we must have.
-llople KIiIkc Sebool.
The semi-annual examination of this
school, took place on Friday the 28th
ult. In spite of the drenching rain
which fell with but little intermission
during the whole day, the attendance
of visitors was large. The teacher was
ably assisted by Mr. McKay of the
Haney school and Mr. J. W, Sinclair
of Port Hammond. The different
exercises of the examination were
pleasingly interspersed by musical selections by the pupils. Miss Jennie
Trembath, a former pupil of the sohool,
creditably conducted this port of the
programme, und was at tlse clnse of the
exercises accorded a heijrty vote of
thanks. A most pleasing and happy
sequel to the day's exercises was the
presentation to the teacher of valuable
opera glasses and the following address:
Mit. Paul  Murray,   teacher of the
Maple Ridge public school.
Dear Sir,—We avail ourselves of the
occasion of the midsummer examination,
to convey to you an expression of the
unqualified regard in which your services
as public school teacher, are regarded by
those most interested in the instruction
of our youth.
The duties of) our offico.. are at all
times responsible and arduous, involving
not only intellectual ability and tact of
no common order, but likewise the possession of moral qualities which are not
only an indispensable requisite, but also
an ornament to the character of a public
We take this opportunity, therefore,
of publicly recognizing the possession of
these admirable and essential qualifications iu your character as our school
teacher during the comparatively lengthy
period you hnvo fi.led that position
amongst us.
There are but few instances indeed
wherein it falls to tho lot of a public
school teacher to occupy his official posi.
tion with such conspicuous ability and
success, and for so long a time as you
have done at Maplo Ridge.
Besides, tho disinterested manner with
which you have applied yourself to every
moral enterprise for the good of the community, adds a lustre to your reputation,
as one whose offico it is to mould the
character aud nurture thu intellect of the
rising generation, and moreover, deserves
from ail lovers of social and moral progress the most generous appreciation
and acknowledgement.
Will you, therefore, be pleased to accept this with the small token of regard
which accompanies it, as a testimonial
of our gratitude and esteem and of our
heartfelt wish and prayer, that you may
be blessed with health and strength
necessary to tho performance of your
duties, and that you may long hold
your present position amongst us.
On behalf of the parents and guardians
of the cliiidrcn under your care, we subscribe ourselves with respect.
John MuKenney,
James W, Sin
Adam litvmo, J
James W, Sinclair, ]■ Trustees.
Fou   i iir July Sports.
The pen- ■ Eaat Wellington are
sparing neither expense or labor to
make the 4th, 5th and 6th of July,
three gala days in the shape of athletic sports, horse racing, foot ball, base
ball and cricket matches. It is expected that the excursion trains and
steamers will bring a large number to
participate in the sports. The "0"
battery band has been engaged to play
for the three days, and dancing will
take place in the mammoth pavillion
on the throe evenings. The committee
are energetic, and will certainly make
the celebration a marked success.—
Nanaimo Free Press. When wss Esst
Wellington annexed, we would like to
 .  m,  .
Authority is like dried apples,
says a witty cotemporary. A few
cents' worth will puff a small man
up astonishingly.
(From Daily Columbian, July 2.)
A blank sheet nt the police court
to-day speaks well f"r tho law anil order observed in the city yesterday.
The sale of the present sitB nnd
buildings of tho Royal Columbian hospital is advortised to take place by auction on the 22nd inst.
The revision of the Dominion voters-
list bus commenced, ami all persons
who are not rogisored should.nut fail
to hand in their names to tho revising
A large number of peoplo went over
to Vancuuver this afternoon to witness
the illuminations and torch light pro-
cessiun this evening. A few will remain fur the ball.
Tho telegram from Whatcom, concerning railway matters, which was
sent to all the papore in the province,
we are authorized to Bay was incorrect,
premature und unauthorized.
Everything is in readiness for the
sockcye run and the cannerymen have
great anticipations. Only a few stragglers have been caught as yet, but the
run is liable to begin at any hour.
The eleventh drawing for an appropriation of $1,000, of the New Westminster Building Society, took place
at the court house on Saturday night.
Mrs. James Wise held the lucky number and drew the $1,000.
A disgraceful fight occurred on the
wharf at Vancouver last evening between an officer nf the Btr. Premier and
a youug man in connection with the
steamer. The fight waB a most brutal
and disgraceful exhibition, and retlects
anything but credit on the persons
who took part in it.
Mr. B. Douglas, who returned from
Whatcom on Saturday, speaks in the
highest terms of the progress being
made by that city. He says tlie number of men employed on public and
private improvements is surprisingly
large, and thnt everything in and about
fhe city denotes enterprise and rapid
A Siwash who boarded the Vancouver train this morning, and afterwards discovered he was a day lute for
the celebration, concluded.to remain at
Westminster and jumped from the rear
platform as tno train passed tho font
of Mary street After striking the
ground tho Siwash took several violent
plunges, enveloped himsolf in mud
and finally brought up ou his foet,
raiher shaky, but not much the worse
of his adventure.
Thomas Skinner of London, ono of
the directors of the C.P.R.. passed
through Winnipeg Saturday on hiB way
to England. He is pleased with the
prospects of the Northwest. The work
on the Thompson river section of the
C. P. R. was severely criticised by
him. He considers it a disgrace. The
rock excavations are carelessly done.
Large boulders and ledges of rock are
allowed to remain overhanging the
track, and there is a possibility of a
catastrophe unless remedied. It is his
ot'imon that there must have been
much plunder out of this section, and
says the government should put it in
proper order.
Bleb Digging's Discovered.
A despatch to the Kamloops Sentinel says; It is reported by Capt. Cummings and others that there is great
excitement at Vernon over the discovery of rich placer diggings on the
Indian reserve, near that place. Tho
average find per man equals $30 per
day. The ranchers are unable to hire
help, as all the laborers are leaving
for the diggings. The Indians are
protesting against the white men working un the reserve, and great excitement prevails in consequence.
Badly Damaged.
A young Indian was taken to St.
Mary's hospital to-day almost lifeless
from the result of a fall of only 10 feet.
He was amusing himself on some sort
of a building near the Indian camp,
below the woolen mills, and by accident fell off and struck the ground in
such a manner as to terribly cut and
bruise his head, faco and shoulders,
and break his knee cap. He was
quickly removed to the Indian department of St. Mary's hoapital, whero Dr.
Fagan did all that wub posBsble to allay his sufferings.
Tbe MacDulT Sails.
The ship MacDuff, 1200 tons register, which has been loading lumber at
the Royal City Planing Mills, waB
tuwod to sea on Sunday afternoon by
the tug Pilot. She carried away 800,-
000ft. of lumber, and her destination iB
Liverpool, England. The str. Adelaide, with a party of gentlemen on
board, accompanied the MacDuff to
the sand heads, whieh were crossed
three hours after leaving port. The
MacDuff was drawing 21 feet of water.
She is a very fast vessel and has made
some remarkable voyages, and it is expected her present trip to England
will be made in less than  the usual
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St. Paul's Church Improvements.
St. Paul's Reformed Episcopal
church, which was ocoupied on Sunday for the first time since the extensive alterations were commenced,
would scarcely be recognized by those
who have only viewed it in its original
form. The edifice has been enlarged
by the addition of two wings to the
body of the ohurch, extending from
either side of the chancel. These additions increase the seating capacity
from 150 to 300 seats. The church
has been repainted both inside and
out, and, on the whole, it presents a
greatly improved appearance. The additions and improvement) cost about
Tory HerliuiM Accident.
Mr. John Buio met with a very
painful and serious accident on Sunday evening, and ono that will have
iho effect "f koepnig him indoors for
sumo mouths to come. Hu was going
up stairs in tho Holbrook house with n
friend, und in a playful mood tbe two
cnunnenoed to scuffle. Mr. Buie, accidentally, was thrown off his balance
and fell backward, bringing up against
a post and breaking bis right leg into
the hip joint. Dr. Fagan and Br. I.
M. McLean were summoned and everything possible done for Mr. Buie's
comfort. He is still at the Holbrook
house, but will be removed to St.
Mary's hospital as soon as his condition
will admit.
Deliberate Attempt lo Fire Wlnlemule's
Factory on .Sunday Aflornoon.
At 3 o'clock on Sunday aftornoon
thu city was startled by au alarm of
fire, and the general feeling of anxiety
was rather heightened when it was
learned that Wintemute's factory on
Columbia street was on fire. The engine was promptly run down to the
river bank and a line of hose laid,
but by the time this was accomplished
the flames had been subdued by volunteers who were able to do good work
with buckets thanks to the plentiful
supply ot water close at hand. The
fim was of incendiary origin, and was
started in a heap of rubbish gathered
together in rear of the main building
by a man who was seen loitering near
lho Bpot a short time before the fire
started. This individual is well known
and has only lately been released from
jail; he has also served a time in the
penitentiary for arson.
Luckily the blaze was discovered before it had obtained headway, but had
this uot been the case a serious conflagration would havo resulted, as the
building is filled with inflammable
material and a high wind was blowing
at the timo. The adjoining buildings
aro all wood, and it is doubtful if any
of them cuuld have been saved.
The l-rople or tlio Boyal Cily go Abroad
lo Spend Ihe liny. Vnucouver the Chief
l-nlut ni Allritctloll nud Immense Xum>
burs go There.
Dominion Day lit the Royal City
was only celebrated by the raising of a
few flags. The numerous attractions
elsewhere nnd tiio absence of any attempt to celebrate at home, induced
every person who could afford the
time to take a jaunt in some direction.
Although Vancuuver was the chief
point of attraction and the greater
number of people went there, still
other excursions were all largely patronized, especially by those who wore
anxious to escape the discomforts, of,
large crowds and insufficient' elbow
room. The str. Adelaide left for Harrison Hot Springs at 7 o'clock with 100
of the Y. P. S. 0. E. of the BaptiBt
church on board, and a most delightful trip was enjoyed. Tho str. Fairy
Queen was chartered by a number of
gentlemen,who with a large party of
friends, went up to Pitt Luke und
spent the day enjoying the beautiful
scenery which surrounds that lovely
sheet of water on every Bide. Coquitlam rivor and other adjacent localities
were also liberally patronized by 'small'
parties of picnickers.
The early morning tram for Vancouver consisted of 14 coaches, all of
which were crowded with people. It
is estimated that fully 700 people were
on board. About 300 went over on
Sunday afternoon, and the later trains
yestorday took fully 300 more, making
at least 1,300 Westminsterites who
were preaent at the terminal city celebration. The artillery, 35 strong, under Lieut. Mowat, and accompanied by
the rifles' fife and drum band went
over on the early train. The number
of visitors in Vancouvor yesterday is
variously estimated at from 3,000 to
5,000. The decorations were very
fine in every respect, but the fleet and
shipping in the harbor carried off the
palm. The grand procession was tho
first feature, ot interest' on the programme, and it was a complete success. Mayor Hendry and a number
of the Royal Oity aldermen occupied
carriages in the procession. The military portion of the parade, and No. 1
battery B. G. A. in particular, was
cheered repeatedly along the route.
The Hyack fire company, 35 strong,
also made a splendid showing. The
yacht race was next iu order and was
won by Capt. Moffat's "Hebe," with
Capt. Insley's "Laura" a good second.
The other races in the regatta were
well contested. The hose reel race,
wet test, was won by Vancouver No.
1 in 34 seconds. Vancouver No. 2
second in the same time. The West-
minuter Hyacks met with an accident
which threw them out of the race. The
hose coupling contest was won by Biggar, of Vancouver. The rifle match
for the Mayor's cup and challenge cup
resulted in some excellent shooting.
Victoria was first with 635 points,
Vancouver second with 630 points and
Westminster third with 619 points.
Tho baseball match between the Kamloops team and the Amities, of Viotoria, wss won by the former by a
score of 14 to 1. The oricket match,
Viotoria vs. Vancouver, was easily won
by Viotoria, with 9 wickets to spare in
the second innings. The score stood
Vancouver 157, all out, Viotoria 160,
with 9 wickets to fall. The laorosse
match, Vanoouver vs. Viotoria, was
taken by the latter after a splendid
exhibition. Victoria played a rattling
game throughout, and had the good
fortune to whitewash the Vancourers.
A sacred concert took place at the
Homer street Methodist church ln the
evening whioh was a most successful
event. The larger part of the programme was taken by WestminBter
ladiea. The citizens' ball was largely
patronized, and thoroughly enjoyed
by all who attended it.
Summaries or Somo or tbe Cily Sermons
Spoken Sunday.
On Sunday St. Paul's church (Reformed Episcopal) was re-opened without pomp or coremony. After the
simplo and impressive service had been
conducted by tho pastor, Rev. Thos.
Haddon, his lordship Bishop Cridge
preached from James lstc. 2nd and
following verses—"My brethren, eoum
it all joy when ye fall into divers
temptations; knowing this, that the
trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect wurk,
that ye may be perfect and entire,
wanting nothing." He spoke substantially as follows: We speak wisdom,
Baid anothor apostle, among the perfect. Then who are the perfect? We
must distinguish between perfection
and maturity at the outset; for, to
speak with precision, we may have perfection and yet not be matured. For,
instance, a child born may bo perfect
as in the form uf man, and yet he
neods care and protection in all the
long years ere he will come to tho fullness of manhood; so that maturity is
rondered possible from perfection. So
it is with the ohild of God, he gets a
perfect salvation at the start, but he
matures into the likeness of Christ
as he goes on and up. What is more
perfect than a seed ? Yet it needs to
be placed in the earth before it will
develop. So it is with the child of
God in the church, tho seed planted -in
hiB heart develops year by year until
he becomes a mature Christian. To
attain to this maturity there must be
constant watchitigandsupport;fur,asin
our natural life, we must have food to
sustain the body in the constant struggle of life. So in the spiritual lifo we
must be always nourishing the soul
with the fund God has provided to assist us in the struggle as wo strive to
grow up in tho imogo of Him. We
should labor for this food, and as we
come into contact with the adversary
fortify ourselveB with the living principle that God gives us tu start with.
A great deal of the want of faithfulness in religion is caused by not beginning aright. They start with error,
aud the farther they go ou those lines,
tho farther they get away from the
truth; and here we see the need of
patience, for tho opposing forces of
error have a tendency of making us
weary in well doing. Mark how
patiently the groat men of art and
science and mechanician] plod along;
they know that their conception is
true and right,(aud although they may
fail again and again by not carrying
out tlie details, still they struggle on,
overriding all obstacles, and eventually
mature their undertaking on the line
of their first conception, and if they
work with snch great persistence,
remedying a fault or giving an extra
touch here and there, to gain name,
fame and wealth, should we not rather,
having in view a heavenly crown,
struggle with patience, working for
Gud and not for ourselvos, overcoming tho littlo obstacles that God allows
to be in our way, so that overcoming
them, wo may bo strengthened with
patience. Such an one who indomitably perseveres will not weary in
bringing bis copy near to the original,
and let the oue who finds his little
failingB remember that God will not
cast him off because of theso, but with
fresh heart trylby God's help to overcome. Then there is inspiration needed in all work, it may be good or evil,
but inspiration is there; and in the
great work of Christianity tho inspiration, coming from God Himself,
stamps it as being right, a religion that
commands faith in its issues. And
seeing that God has sown tho seed of
life in your hearts, and weaned you
from the traditions of men, which
havo drawn so many away, keep your
hearts fixed upon Christ, so that you
may grow up in Him in all things. Go
on in tho perfection of the salvation
ho has provided, for to faithfully love
aud follow Ohrist is more to tho Christian than following sacrifices and ceremonies. Tho silent progress that is
manifested in the enlargement of this
church is more evidence to my mind
than aught else that y u are holding
fast the truths you hav ■ been taught.
Build on the foundation Christ Jesus,
and you cannot err, build on gospel
lines and you will never go astray.
Rev. Thos. Scouler, of the Presbyterian church, took lor his text last
Sunday evening 2nd Corinthians, 12
c, 7 v.—"And lest I should be ox-
alted above measure, through the
abundance of the revelations, there
was given to me a thorn in the flesh,
the messenger of Satan to buffet me.
For this thing I besought the Lord
thrice that it might depart from me.
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for theo; for my strength is made
perfect in weakness"—and spoke as
follows; Paul had preached the gospel at Corinth, and it is evident that
his preaching had been attended with
considerable buccoss. Many had been
turned unto the Lord, converted to
tho faith of Ohrist. We find that
Paul planted a church in Corinth,
which became strong snd vigorous.
But we find that at Corinth, as in
other places, the apostle met with opposition. This opposition did not
come so much from without—from
avowed onomiea—as from professed
friends, from those that were within
the ohurch. There arose amongst
them certain which preached another
gospel and tried to damage the name
and character of the apostle. So we
find Paul, in the previous chapter,
speaking thus: "But I fear, lest by
any moans, as the serpent beguiled
Eve through his subtilty, so your
minds should bo corrupted from tho
simplicity that is in Christ." He feared lest, through those false teachers,
they should be turned away from the
simplicity of the gospel, The apostle
defends himself in the 22nd verse.
Then lie goes on to speak of the sufferings which He had endured for
Christ's and the gospel's sake.
In the beginning of this chap-
tor he tells of the wonder''ul
visions and revelations that were given
unto him. Visions aro sights of supernatural appearances; revelations o.-o
discoveries of things that wore before
concealed. Paul wr,s called to tho
ap.'Btleship as one burn out oi due season, but he wob put on a level
with the rest of the apostles.
Paul received visions and revelations
that tho rest of the apostles were
not favored with. The first vision
that Paul had wus ou his way to-
Damnsuus, where the Lord JoBtis wis
manifested unto him. Paul had many
visiousand revelations nfier tha', but
the most wonderful waa the one we
have been reading about, when ihe
apostlo was caught up into tho third
heavens. As what he saw h,» not
been revealed it is vain for us to pry
intj this mattor. But it would iiocm
that through tho abundance oi the
revelation there was danger ef tho
apostle becoming proud, and in order
to keep him humble there was suit, to
him a thorn iu the flesh. We naturally ask the question what that thorn
in the flesh wns. Some say that it
may have been the corruption of Paul's
own heart. We hardly think tliat
that was the thorn referred to by the
apostle. Others think Paul's thorn
was defective eyesight; others again
that it was a kind of paralysis of the
tongue with which he wbb afflicted.
We may guess at what it may have
been, but we cannot for certain know
what it was. Whatever it wns it was
sent for a good purpose, to prevent the
apostle from becoming spiritually
proud. It would soem thai it was
something very troublesome to the
apostle, for we read; "Fnr this thing
I besought the Lord thrice that it
might be removed." Paul did n t
receive the answer he expected and
desired, hut he received something far
butter. The answer was, "My graci—■
my strength—is Buffioient for thee,"
and that was enough for tha apostlo.
So, we'muy look to God to fulfil
in our own experience tho promiso
Ho was content with this promise,
which He hero gave to the apostlo
Paul. It is the privilege of belteivrs
to enjoy communion and fellowship
with the father and with His Son
Jesus Christ. IJ is sometimes their
privilego io go npon the mount und
have manifested unto them the glory
of the King It is sometimes their
privilego, aB it was with Moses, to
see the land that is afar off Bui they
may not hope always to remain iu tins
exalted state and condition of mind.
They must go down again to the world
and engage in the pursuits of this life.
And there is no time when we need
more earnestly to pray that God's
grace and strength may be sufficient
for us than when we have been so
blessed of God, for it is then we are
sure to be temptod, It was so with
Moses, when he came down from
the mount; it waB bo alao with
Christ, who, after the Holy Spirit
had descended upon Him, was
led out into the desert to be
tempted of the devil. Then, brethren
when it haa been your privilege to be
taken up into the mount, watoh, we
say, for then thero ia danger;
more than likely a trying time will
follow such an experience aa that.
We may not so long aa we are in the
flesh be free from trials and temptations, but these things are sent for our
highest good. Whilo wo may pray that
theae things may be removed, wo
should remember the promise that
His grace and strength shall bo sulli- -
cient for ub. ,
Tort llaney SeliooL
Tho public examination of this
sohool took place on the 27th ult. Notwithstanding the threatening aspect, uf
the weather, the parents and guardians
of the children were well represented
by the large number of visitors pre-
sent. This is a newly organized school
district. The school was opened in
August of last year under rather unfavorable auspcies, tho attendance at
opening being only Uve; but through
the energetic and painstaking zeal of
the teacher for the advancement of
the school the attendance rapidly increased, the number enrolled at the
closo of the school being 44.
The examination was conducted  by
the teacher of the school,   Mr,   Hugh I
McKay, and Mr.   Murray  and  Rev.
Mr. Bryant,   of  Maple Ridgo.   The  '
work done by the school  during  the
year, as was shown by tho pupils' ready J
und intelligent answers, reflects  much -
credit not only  on   the  teacher  but  ■
alsooii the scholars.   The esteem with
which Mr. McKay iB regarded by  his .
pupils may be judged from the following address which was mad  after  the
closing exercises of thn  examination:
To Mr. Hugh McKay. -Dkaii Teacher,—We the pupils of the Hnney public ,
school take this opportunity of expressing to you our gratitude for your kind1]
ness to us during tho pa term. In .
offering you this present w hog that
you will accept it v, a slight token of
the esteem of your  affection,      pupils.
This address was arcomr       1   by a '
valuable photograph alb- .
After this pleasing incident nearly
an hour wbb occupied in speaking.
The eulogiums and congratulations extended Mr. McKay by the different
speakers speak highly of his tact and
ability as a publio school teacher.
The Rev. Phoebe Hanaford, wbo
is now the pastor of the Ohuroh of
the Holy Spirit in New Haven, Connecticut, although nearly sixty-six
years of age, has the elastic step of a
girl of twenty, and all of her enthusiasm. She has dark wavy hair, dark
eyes, and well-out features. Mrs,
Hanaford began preaching in 1866,.
and has been hard at work ever sinee.
Thousands of people are said to owe
their conversion to her peruasive
eloquence. { VOLUME 34.
Weekly British Columbian
NO. 27.
Wednesday Morning. .Inl)' 11. 18811.
(From Dally Columbian, July 3.)
County court sat to-day.
It is estimated that fully 150   Delta
Senple attended the Vancouvor cole-
Tlio fine steel boiler, made in Toronto for the Royal City Mills tug Active,
arrived to-day mid will be pin. in place
this week.
A largo number of fishing boats
weut down to the mouth of the river
this morning to await the commencement of the suckeye run.
The attention of the ladies is called
to tho new invention for dross outline;,
a self instructor, of which Messra.
Beggs & Heard are the agents.
Tho Westminster baso ball club is
badly disorganized and the outlook for
the remainder of the Benson is blue.
Surely the club can bo got together
The train from Vnucouver last uight
wbb mado up of 8 coaches, and still
many persons were obliged to stand up
during the whole journey tu Westminster.
The Ohinaman who stabbed Calvin
McKenzie in the hand with a chisel,
at the woolen mills, made his escape
before the police had a chance to arrest
him, and the rascal iB atill at largo.
He is probably in hiding in one of the
Chinese wood-cutters' camps.
Cornwall railroad surveyors havobeen
sent from Sehome to the Nooksack to
permanently locate the Bellingham
Bay & British Columbia line northward toward tho Canadian Pacific.
Cornwall is also equipping a party to
explore the Cascade mountains for a
puss eastward.— Post-Intelligencer.
A man named Price went into the
Merchants restaurant last night and
ordered a choice meal for which, after
eating, ho declined tp pay. Mr. Mortimer left the house to take out a summons against liim, but when he returned the pi-ice of the meal had flown.
Tho police are looking  for  the  man.
We have recoived acopyof (Jermitnia,
a journal for tho Btudy of tho German
language and literature, from the
editor and publisher, A. W. Span-
hoofd, Manchester, N. H, P. 0. box
90. The subscription price of the
periodical is $3.00 per annum, and the
publication should be very useful to a
student of the German language.
The Surrey council purpose building
two bridges across the Nicomekl river,
one on the line of the Kensington
Prairie and Huntley roads, and the
other on the Clover Valloy road.
Tenders for tho work will be in at
next meeting uf the Surrey council,
and the bridges, which will cost about
four or five hundred dollars each, are
to be completed this fall. A large
amount of municipal road work has
been done in the several wards this
season already, and there is a considerable amount to be done yet.
Shortly before noon today Mr. O.
B. Ackorman'a residence, in this city,
was the scene of a pleasant wedding
ceremony. The occasion was the marriage of Mr. Wm. Blnir, sohool
teacher of Upper Sumas, and Miss
Bertie Rhoades, niece of Mrs. 0. B.
Ackerman. The bride has many
friends in this city, and Mi. Blair
bears a high reputation. A largo number of presents,uBeful and ornamental,
were received. The newly wedded
pair left by the one o'clock train for
Vancouver, en rouie to Victoria, where
they will spend the honeymoon. The
Columbian returns thanks for wedding
favors, and extends congratulations.
Whatcom Will Help.
Tho Whatcom Bulletin says ; Tho
outlook in the direction of the construction of the Bellingham Bay Railway to connect with tho Now Westminster and Southern road brightens.
A number of British Columbia's most
influential and wealthiest men are in
foresting themselves in the matter and
will do all in their powor to carry forward the work, while, it is understood,
several of the wealthiest men uf this
city will invest heavily in tho undertaking on certain conditions which can
be arranged with little difficulty. It is
earnestly hoped that no further obstacles will arise to defer the construction
of the railway.
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Scuttle Visitors.
Tho Seattle hose reel team, which
has boon attending tho Vanoouvor
colebration, arrived in the city this
morning and will remain until to-morrow, when they leavo fnr home. Thn
Hyack firo company met the visitors at
the depot and escorted them to the
Queen's hotel whero an excellent lunch
had been prepared for their reception.
This nfrerno'in tho Seiittleites wero
shown tho sights round town, and
treated as huspitnbly as tho Hyacka
could manage oil such short notice.
lt has been arranged that a
picked team from the two companies will give nu exhibition race this
evoning nt 7 o'clock. This will bo a
most interesting performance and
should attract a large audience
Produced from tho laxative and nutritious juico of California figs, combined
with tho medicinal virtues of plan's
known to be most beneficial to tho
human system, acta gently on tho kidneys, liver and bowols, effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds nnd
headaches, and curing habitual constipation.
Tho Dominion Day sports at Winnipeg were interfered with by rain.
The lacrosse match, Winnipeg tin.
Ninetieth, did not take place owing to
n dispute. The Winnings claim tho
match by default.
Tlie Survey Drains; Schemo.
The surveys nio now in progress for
what is known as the "Surrey inside
dyking scheme," Mr. William Thibu-
doau, C. K, in charge. He expects to
have tfio surveys, plans, etc., comploted in about two weeks This
Btiheme, which will actually reclaim
nearly ten thousand acres of tlio most
vnluablo land known, and result in
considerable improvement to throe or
four roads in the vicinity, is boing
undertaken by tlie Surrey council,
undor the provisions of tbo new municipalities act, passed at tho last session
of tho legislature. The intention is to
raise about $10,000 on a twenty years'
loan, for the prosecution of tho work,
wliich it is expeoted will be completed
this fall. Those signs of puBh and
enterprise among the rural municipalities of the district are very gratify-
ing-     ___^.«,_	
Delta Dyking and Draining Cu.
The above recently organized company, of which Mr. J. 0. Calhoun, ot
Delta, is a prominent member, have
registered undor tbo "Company's Act"
at Ottawa. Their Bchemo is to reclaim
tho whole of the foreshore or tidal
flats on Boundary and Mud BayB,
from the boundary line at Point Roberts to Backio's Spit, Mud Bay, taking
iu, approximately, a strip of between
seven and eight miles in length, and
from one and a half to two miles in
width, and comprising between eight
and ten thousand acres, to be absolutely recovered from tho sea, the land
being of tho richest. The dyke,- or
more properly soo wall, will have a
width on top of nbout sixteen feet, being proportionately larger at tho baso,
thus forming a lirst-claBS road. All
section lines running soutli from tho
road going to Ladner's Landing, and
intersecting the main dyke; will also
be public roads or highways, being
produced to the sea wall at the same
height and width, and tho large parallel ditches on the section lines will
serve materially to drain the reclaimed
land. The benefits of the scheme do
not stop with the lands reclaimed, but
tbe adjacent lands and roads are greatly advantaged thereby, and all that the
promoters of the enterprise require as
enumeration, from the Dominion
government, lor the work undertaken,
is-'h grant of the lands to be recovered.
The preliminary surveys have already
been mado by Mr. A. J. Hill, who is
the engineer iu charge, und the' work
will be energetically pushed.
 . m,  .	
Those Hose Keel Bnecs.
The hose reel races at Vancouver on
former occasions have neyor been satisfactorily concluded, and the same
events this year did not result any
more favorably than in the past. If
anything, the races this year have increased the bitter feeling which have
existed, unfortunately, sinco the first
race at Vancuuver in 1887. C. H.
AlbertBiin, captain of the Seattle Firo
Department, and G. F. Scoullar, cap.
tain of the Hyack hose reel team,
called at this office to-day and made a
statement of the case as it really
stands. In the hose reel race, Seattle
ran first and finished in 35 seconds.
An accident threw the Hyacks out of
the race and Victoria ran noxt, doing
the work in 36 3-5 seconds. "Vancouver No. 1 then ran in 34 seconds, although it is claimed no timo waB kept.
A protest was entered against the heat
by all the visiting teams, on the
ground that three mon instead of two
were employed to reel off the Iiobo,
which is contrary to the rules of the
association. It was alao claimed that
the captain of Vancouver No. 1 pulled
back the hoso 30 foet, making the
race 30 feet shorter for his men. Vancouver No. 2 ran and no time was
kept, but nevertheless the team was
givon second monoy. The visiting
captains callod for a decision on the
points raised, and when all objections
wero ovorruled in favor of Vancouvor,
they withdrew their teams in disgost
and refused to have anything moro to do
with the races, having reached the conclusion that Vancouver was bound to
get tho money anyway. This is how
the matter stands, and the teams refusing to tako further part in tho races
wore evidently fully justified in tho
course thoy pursued. None of tlie
teams will tnko part iu futuro races nt
Vancouver, fooling that there is not
tho slightest chance of their obtaining
fair play.
' . -m- .	
Tho Vuncouvev Celebration.
Tho Dominion Dny celebration at
Vancouver was brought to a successful
close biBt ovening, tbo illumination uf
the city, tlio torch-light procession ou
the harbor and tho fireworks display
boing tho closing events. The whole
city turned out to witness the sights,
and most enjoyable and fascinating
they were iu evory way. Many buildings wero most handsomely 'decorated
and illuminated, but gaps bore and
there detracted considerably frum the
general oumpletenosH uf tlio effect. On
line water it waa different, fot hero nil
was as enchanting us a magic scene.
The old coal hulk, the Robert Kerr,
waa fairly covered with Cliiuese lanterns, and presented a pretty picture
whou the shades of ovening had somewhat dimmed its rough outlines. As
the dusk deepened tho small boats,
decorated with Ohinese lanterns, crept
out from the shore, nnd coverod tho
waters of tho harbor with dancing
lights, numbering nil tbo colors
of bho rainbow. At 0:15. soveral long
shrill whistles from the towing stoamor
were heard, and presently tbo small
crnft were to be tieeii heading for tho
rendezvous. At !);!10 n gun was tired.
and its echo had tcarcely died nway
whon it was auBWerod by tlm:'.: guns
from Mission village ucrns's fho J.nlc'..
Then tho pro'oosaioii friirn Inuli slinv-a
coninienoi-d. Following the gnu signals the lire works from Ibe Robert
Kerr were sent up, and with  bands
playing, the men ou the fleet singing
and the peoplo ou shore cheering, the
wholo was indeed grand and inspirit
ing. Whon the two processions met
in the centre of the Inlet the post of
honor was givon to tho Indians, who
led the procession to the finish, and
the honor was well deserved, fur their
decorations and illuminations were
superior in every way to that of their
enterprising white brethren of the terminal city. The electric search lights
from the four warships were now turned on, which, added to tho grand explosions of fire-works, the pictureBque-
ness of the nautical procession and the
attractive illuminations on shore, formed a picture never tu be forgotten by
those who were fortunate enough to
viow it. At 10:30 the signal to disperse wns given ond a few minutes
later the gorgeous picture waB rubbed
out as if by magic, and the darkness
stood out moro intense than ever.
Vancouver did horsolf and the Dominion credit, and nowhero was the occasion honored by more loyal hearts
than on theso Pacific shores.
Donald Truths.
The only thing of importance is the
announcement that work will be immediately resumed at the Monarch,
mine at Field, tho owners of that property and the smelter at Vancouver
having place:! both mine and smelter
in charge of L. D. Davis. This means
business, for Mr. Davis is a thoroughly practical man. A number of men
arc working on claims adjacent to the
Monarch, and Field is again showing
signs of liveliness.
On Porcupine creek the Discovery
Company is making inoro than wages,
and the Elsie, taking out nuggets of as
high valuo as $15. The foreman of
the latter is beginning to have a better
opinion of the Elsie ground. The
Donald Company has had some trouble
with water in sinking a shaft, but now
have it under control, and the shaft is
going down at the rate of 4 feet a day.
Tho Frenoh Company has everything in readiness, as soon ns a pump
arrives from Victoria, to begin pumping the water from its shaft, which is
down over 35 feet.
A number of prospectors, who left
Donald intending to take in the country between the head waters of Quartz
creek and the north fork of the Spila-
macheen, were turned back by the
forest fires which are raging over in
that section. They will make another
effort by going in by way of the new
McMurdo trail.
A sample of the mine owned by the
Cariboo Creek mining company was
Bent tb the Selby smelting and lead
company of San Francisco for a test.
Tho return gave tho value of the ore
as $18 in silver and $32 in lead, the
smelting compn ny saying it was worth
$27.20 a ton ln San Francisco, but
that it contained ton muoh lead -to
enter the Uuited Statea duty free.
Mike Carlin haB returned from a
trip to the petroleum springs in which
he is interested. Thero are 71 springs
within a radius of 500 acres and the
indications are that the quantity is inexhaustible and the quality first class,
2 or 3 separate analysis having shown
91 per cent, of lubricating oil. These
springs nre not in the Crows Nest Pass,
but' within about 60 miles of the O.P.R.
and in British Columbia. Mr. Oarlin
brought back with him 2 or 3 gallons
of the crude oil just as it was scooped
off the water. He Bays that tho situation is most favorable, and that as
several offers have already been received from capitalists, there is but
littlo doubt that thorough tests will
soon bo made.
Special to the Columbian.
Viotoria, July 2nd.—Yesterday was
very quiet in this city, the place boing
almost deserted. Besides the large
tiuinbor who went to Vancouver, some
twonty-fivo hundred went to Colwood
Plains on the Island railway. St.
George's and other picnics were held
there and n very pleasant day was
Nows was received from Germany
to-day of tho death of John Kriomler,
a former prmninont Victoria pioneer.
John MoKinnon, a Scotchman, aged
81 years, died yesterday.
John McDonald and Sidney Titrpin
two deck hands on the Islander, fought
last uight. McDonald Btruck Turpin
on the head with a blnnt instrument.
Both were arrested.
Victoria, July 3.—Tho bark Anton-
ette, from Callao, for Moodyville, arrived
this morning. The ship MacDuff, lumber
laden from Hoyal City Mills, Westminster, was towed to sea this afternoon.
The Walla Walla sailed at 1 p.m. for San
Francisco with 100 passengers and a full
A largo (icltl of about twenty ncres, on
the Work estate, was burned over this
afternoon. It was covered with cut hay
nnd made a flerco fire. For some time
tlio surrounding, dwellings were threat,
cued by tlie incipient prairie fire.
The grunt cent in tho Dominion
Day celebration in Toronto was a large
procession. Neatly all tho societies,
national and commercial, in the city
took part. I.t formed a lingo lino
which comprised about 12,000 men,
and took exactly an hour to pasB a
given point.
At the postponed colebvation nt
Montreal of tho Sto. Jean Baptiste
society thero worn 5,000 French-Canadians pvosont. All the speakers referral to tho Jesuit question, and with
out exception urged calmness till the
agitation would blow over. Ex-Mayor
Beniigrand urged the Froiich-Cuna-
diiitis tn stand lirm. They woro descended from a race of lighters and
workers, and tho old spirit*, enuld yet
bu o-illod into vigorous life if thn day
should ever oome when their, rights
lynro denied and their liberties threat-
f'nt-td bjl lhe;fnnatids of Ontario-." Ho
pro.os:»il t hm Ihoy wero loyal to the
crown even whilo they .itui),' liy their
religion and their nation.
It. C. Provincial Exposition
Subscription Fund.
For the purpose of raising a fund to
contribute towards the patriotic and
worthy object of making the next annual provincial fair, to be held in this
city, a grand and unprecedented success,
the undersigned agree to contribute the
sums opposite their respective names (to
be paid into the association or to trustees
competent to receive tho Bamo, on or before 6 months from the date of the last
provincial exhibition, and to be applied
to preparing exhibition grounds and
buildings in the city, for increasing the
amount offered in prizes, and for furthering the oxhibition m other ways):
The Colombian  5100 00
Sharpe A Talne. Lulu Island    10 00
L P Eckstein   10 00
a Xl Brymner   20(0
RW Armstrong   10 00
F R Olover   10 00
Walker* Shadwell   10 00
Claud Hamber.    10 00
PeterGrnnt   10 00
George Turner   10 OO
WJ Armstrong   SOCIO
A J Hill    10 00
Oapt A Grnnt    10 00
J B Macdouell    10 00
W O I.oyc    10 110
P Bllodoau   10 00
F G Strickland  25 00
Gilley Bros  20 00
S H Webb   25 00
T Cunningham   .10 OO
Henderson Bros, Ohilliwhack   10 00
A B 'Wintemute '.   10 00
Per Ex-Mayor Dickinson 212 85
Annie M Jaques   10 00
Stowart & Cash   25 00
Jos Cunningham   50 00
Grant & Hogstrom  20 00
J W Sexsmitli   80 00
Rev J H White   10 00
B Douglas 100 00
E S Scoullar & Co    55 00
A DesBrlsay  15 oo
W C Conth-.im   25 00
T M Cunningham   25 00
A E Rand :    25 00
Ackerman llros  i-0 00
Roid & Currio   25 00
H T Read & Co   50 00
W" H Thibauiloau   15 00
Grant & Maclure   10 00
Young & Terhune   10 00
Terhune & Co   10 00
Ogle, Campbell & Co  20 00
Wholesale City Market.
Beef,     per 100 lbs 8 •
Pork "  .'.  ',
Mutton "   I
Potatoes " 	
Cabbage " 	
Onions " ,i  :
Wheal "   :
Oats "   :
Hay,        per ton     12
Butter (rolls) per lt>  0
Cheese, "    0
Eggs,      perdos  0
Cordwood (retain per cord  S
Apples, per box	
Hldos(gr'n) per 100 lbs  4
"    (dry)       "  5
Wool, per lb	
50 ti
no @
60 ®
oo a
4 50
8 50
o no
0 00
15 00
0 35
0 15
Wean Baby wss slok, ws (art her Cutorls,
Whtn ahe wm a Child, she cried for CMtorta,
Whut eho became Idas, she clnne to CMtorta,
When lhehadChlldttn, ahe (tvetlum Cutoria
Masonlc Building, New Westminstor,
B. O. dwto
Masonic Building, New Westminster, B, O. dwmy4to
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, eto. Offices—Masonlo Buildings, New Westminster, nnd Vancouver, B. C.        dwtc
GOLD MEDALIST of tho University of
the High Court of Justice, Ireland. Offices,
Corner McKenzie ft Clnrkson Sts., New
Westminster. dwfe21tc
ARCHITECT. Olllcc—Cornor Mary and
Clarkson Sts., Westminster,   dwto
Farm for Sale.
West, Lulu Island, at a bargain.—
Apply to RAND BROS.,or EDWARD A.
SHARPE, Lulu Island. dwJeZlml
Threshing   Machine
Machine, nearly now, for sale cheap.
Separator and horse-power complete, on
trucks.—Apply to
wjly3m2 North Arm, B. C.
Ladies, Attention!
cutting a self-Instructor tliat can be
used by n man or woman and give n perfect flt. The agents for tbe system Invite
the Ladles of B. C. to call und examine
scale or send for terms. Ac.
Columbia Street,
wjlysral New Westminster
A Pleasing Sense of Health
and Strength Renewed, and
of Ease and Comfort
Follows tho uso of Syrup of Figs, ns it
acts gently On tho
Kidneys, Lives, @ Bowels
Effectually Cleansing tho System whon
Costive or Bilious, Dispelling
Colds. Headaches and Fevers
and permanently curing
witlitrai weakening or irritating tho organs on whicli it nets.
For snle in ton bottles by all Loading
' MAXllFiauu.U OtiuV EV TII'S
sutrj.isas«. Cm,.,
•wnsvu.w.Kr., ' »lsw Xt**.**
Wholesale and Eetail Druggists
Dress and Jancy Goods!
Including Tools of all kind's of the best makes; CrOSS-Mlt & Hiinil-SavfS,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary lltcnsils for Farming;
Pnlley Blocks, Snatch Blocks, Bopc & 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
Stonesi Wall Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
Lubricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural Implements,
tr Special attention given to orders by mail.
T. J".. T3=3J-*>.E-:F SZ CO.,
dwjly3to Columbia Street, New Westminstkb.
FdE     T-^sTO     "WEEKS,
Commencing Monday, Jnne 24th
The Leading Bry Goods House,
Flailing 11 Company, IA
All Kinfls of Rouah anil Dressed Lumber
(Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors,    Fi'Bmes,   Windows,
Mouldings. Balusters*
Blind*!-. Brackets-,
Ballings, Newels.
The OdtTjMBUN PnraWa EstAHiistiMkNT has lirst-clnss faculties lor
nil kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads. Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodgers,
Price Lists, Ac. Prices will lio found na low ns at any other offic" whew
tirst-c'ass work is dono. VOLUME 34.
NO. 27.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, July 3, 1880.
Alllie Grave.
Tho funeral of Edus, the victim of
Sunday's tragedy, took place yesterday from the liouse on Broughton Bt.,
whore a aervice especially impressive
and fitting was held by Rev. J. E.
Starr. He referred briefly to the «ad
life and awful death ot the young girl,
for tvh,,iii he said no man uur woman
could feel ought hut pity; nnd Ilia kind
worda which cume straight from tlie
heart went straight to the hearts of
his hoarers. The magnificent casket
which unclosed the budy of the poor
unfortunate was covered with a wreath
of flowera, while the treasures of the
ho'-huuse nittde fragrant the death
room. Tho Bei'vice ut tlie grave iu the
Btrauger's plot in Ross Buy cemetery
waa ulso conducted by Uev. Mr. Starr,
the companions of the dead girl and a
few sympathizing strangers following
the body to its unmarked resting place.
— Wednesday's Colonist.
  , .. .  	
An VM Pioneer Drowned,
A letter received by West Huson
from Alert Bay, dated June 17th,
brings the news of the drowning of an
old mau named J. H. Goon, who was
working on the black sand beach at
the northern end of Vancouver Island.
He and n Frenchman had come some
distance down the coast with a companion who waa dissatisfied with his
work, and started back while a northwest wind was blowing. They had
crossed over to Nawitti bar, and
readied the river about a mile from
their camp. The boat capsized and
the overcoat and heavy boots worn by
Coon kept bim down, and his body
up to the time of writing had not beon
recuvered. His companion is safe at
Nawitti awaiting some one to bring
him to Cleekseway. The drowned
man was an old pioneer of the province, and in 1878 accompanied Mr.
Jos. Hunter, C. E., during his exploratory trip of Vancouver Island on
behalf of the Dominion government.
Strange to say tho party were nearly
being drowned at the very same place
during that trip. Mr. Coon afterwards
le»sed Gavin Hamilton's mill at the
160 Mile House, Cariboo road, which
he operated until it was burned several years ago. He then interested
himself in saving the gold from the
black sand deposits at Nawitti, but
with poor success. He was in Victoria
about a month ago, but returned to
Nawitti, where he met his death by
spring coming so early and there being
no food in the river to spenk of, but
it looks as if the salmon wore disappearing despite the hatchery. If they
are not exterminated it will be no
fault of the cannery men.
No better justification uf the policy
pursued by the fisheries department
cuuld be secured than the foregoing.
Some of the canners on tho Fraser
wished to be all wed to ('luce their
nets across the river in audi positions
ns to almost complelely prevent the
fish from ascending. If this concession Imd been allowed it would have
entirely stopped the different runs,
more espocially the wonderful run of
"Suckeye" in July. The minister,
however, has decreed that no mure
than two-thirds of the river shall bo
UBed fur seining purposes.—Empire.
Large Coal Areas.
Mr. James Deens ttus a passenger
from Queen Charlotte Island, by Ihe
steamer Sardonyx to-day. Mr. Deens,
with a party of five white men and
three Indi'im, have been prospecting
the property owned by the Queen
Charlotte Anthracite Mining Company,
and for the past two weeks their shifts
of workingmen hare been running a
tunnel to tap the coal seam about 360
feet below the surfaco. The tunnel is
now in 160 feet, and appearances indicate that it will not be long before the
coal is reached. Mr. Alex. Mclnnes,
from the Springfield Mines, United
States, has charge of the work, He
thoroughly understands his business,
and hopes to demonstrate the valuo of
the property thoroughly, this season.
A senin of bituminous coal, fifteen feet
thick waa discovered in the Yakoun
river valley and traced to the anthracite formation, a distance of five miles.
Jt is believed to extend over tho whole
of the southern part of Graham island.
This discovery demonstrates the large
area of the coal formation. Authra
cite has been found in the old company's property where it was nevor
known to exist before. This valuable
pr party was some time ago bonded by
tho Springhill Ou., and it is very probable that its out,nn,,us value will be
sufficiently evident to iheir representative to lend to a final transfer of the
property in the course of a few months.
British Columbians are only beginning
to loam a trifle about the mineral
wealth of their cnunlry. Mr. Deens
thinks that the marine department
should place a buoy or other finger
post at the sand bar across the entrance
to Skidcgiite harbor to mark tho channel. The cost would only be a few
dollars, and it would be of great benefit to vessels of all kinds.—rimes.
II. C. Salmon  UenuUllaus.
The department of fisheries this
seasun has imposed greater restrictions
in regard to thu salmon fisheries of
British Columbia than has hitherto
been ihe case, chiefly on the ground
that for want of proper restrictions the
Columbia rivor haa been almost depleted ot salmon, and that the Fraaer
river in a year or two would bo iu Ihe
same condition did not the department
take action now, The following extract from the Oregonian, referring to
the Columbia river, is very apropos:
The take of salmon all along the
river continues to be poor, and fishermen are rather discouraged, Fish
Commissioner Reed says the traps
are doing better than the seines, but
are only taking from fire to twenty a
night, while the gill nets are only
taking from none to four or five. Some
of the cannery men say this is the last
sesson they will use gill nets, and the
prospect is that next season the shores
of the river will be lined with traps
for many miles up. If the gill r.eta
are done away with and tho channel
left open it will give soma of the fish
a chance to get up the river. A letter
from the Cascades states that three
wheels there which last year were
catching three tons of salmon daily, are
now not averaging mora than forty
pounds eaeh per day. Of course,
•hii ii a Tarjr unusual season,  tha
Presbytcrlanlsm and Liquor Laws.
Editor Columiiian.—As it is specially impoatant juat now that there should
be no mistake aa to the position of Presbyterians on the liquor traffic quostion,
might I ask you to insert the enclosed
resolutions just passed at Toaonto by the
general assembly of the Presbyterian
ehurc'i iu Canada—composed of representatives "from ocean to ocean!"
1. That we renew our testimony to the
effect tlmt. the gospel of Christ, nlono can
uplift and bless the race, purify and save
society, nnd make  us a temperate aud
firusperous people; and we would there-
ore express our gratitude to God that In
combating the evils of Intemperance, tho
church haB kept Christ and His gospel so
conspicuously ln the foreground as the
solo rofuge of perishing men, and the sovereign remedy for every III.
2. That we again declare our conviction
that the tralllc ln Intoxicating ilquo Ib
contrary to the word of Qod; thatourpeo-
pie should guard against any onnipllolly
with lt In any form whatsoever; that Its
total suppression by the state is theproper
goal of ail true temperance legislation,
and ls one of the worthiest alms of an enlightened Chrlstaln philanthropy; and
thut sympathy with prohibitory legislation should be deemed au essential qualification in those who represent us ln
the parliament of our oountry.
3. That this assembly recognizing tho
value or wise Chrlstain teaching on this
subject, would urge on the ministers nnd
office bearers of our church the Imoor-
tance of taking a lending part In" so
moulding public sentiment and in so
educating the public conscience as to secure the early and total prohibition of the
Itquor ti-tiltlc.
4. In view of tlie acknowledged tact thnt
much of the wine of commerce ls exceedingly Impure, we would strongly urge on
all tbo sessl ns of our church lho duty of
securing as fur as possible Ihe pure "fruit
of the vine" for use tn the sacrament of
the supper.
5. That we express cordial appr .val of
the provision made ln so many provinces
of our Dominion forpublicsehool instruction in scientific temperance; otirextrerae
satisfaction with the recent action of tho
Mew Brunswick board of education touching this matter; ourgrateful acknowledgment oftho further advancement mnde
In Ontario, ln allowing value for this subject at the entrance examinations; and
our hope tlmt In all our provinces this
subject will soon be Inserted fn tho curriculum of the schools, and placed in
every respect on an equal fooling with
other important branches of studies.
6. That, while repudiating any sympathy whatever with the license systems,
and guarding ngninst any word or actions
that might be construed Into willing tolerance or approval thoreof: yet, seeing
the larger part of our Dominion Is ut present uniler license, this assembly would
urge and encourage the members nnd adherents "font churoh to take the fullest
advantage of each and every prohibitory
feature oftho license acts—such as reducing the hours ln whieh liquor can be
sold: banishing it entirety from any given
locality; and generally, ln so hedging in
tbe traffic as to greatly promote public
morality and domestic peace.
7. That we record our appreciation of
servl es rendered to the cause by many of
our most prominent public Journals; by
various tempeiance societies; and especially by the Woman's Christian Temperance Unions throughout the land.
8. That we renew the recommendations
of past yenrs to form tempoiance societies
and bands of hope in our congregations
undor the supervision of sessions and sabbath school teachers; and tbat tho assembly's comml'tec on temperance be requested to draft a suitable constitution
for sut-h societies und BUbmlt lt to next
for Infants and Children.
' ''CufwrUfssowiiUao^pMtochfUreat-aat I Castoria cures Colle, Constipation,
IrL-commenditMBuperiortoanrproscriDtion I Bom* Stomach, Diarrhoea, Eructation,
knowatome."     H. A. Aaoasa,M.D„        I Kffl***Jj>nn"''.Sh-" I-*"-- •»* pro-wrtes *
Wfte.CvtadM,Braek|TB,H,-t-.   | Wliouttojurlouimedication.
Th» Cshtacr Oowaht, 57 Murray Street, N. Y.
A Confectioner's  Confidence,—"I
can plainly state that I can find nothing
better than Hagyard's Yellow Oil. I
have rheumatism occasionally, and Yellow Oil does me great good. You can
use my name if you wish." Yours truly,
H. Dickinson, Confec/oner, St. Thomas,
Civil Engineers, Land Surveyors & Draughtsmen.
Fin-. I.lfr *X Murine IiiNurnii'T.
Columbia St., - Oi»p, Colonial Hotel
lontlon to nil profession:!! ordert- and
tetiiiur tholr servlceKUiri'siduiilNaenI non-
renUlonts having City or Country Proporty
to dispose of or ileslring prnQtiiblo in vest-
in i-i! I.
Oiultmt* of elltfthle properties fire comprehensive nmi constantly receiving additions, uiul our favorable eiu-tern i-niinur*-
lions both In Caiiudn nud the Aihtntie
States give uh unusual facilities /or business,
Special attention will be paid to tho
purchase and Inspection of Lumber for
shipment lofon-li-n pons. Tonnatrt- ehnr-
tered and general shipping business transacted, dwaplyl
Art pleasant to hit. Cmtaln their own
Purgative. Is a soft, sure and effectual
destroyer ofwmt tn Children er Adults,
I Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to pur*
chnso the following described land, vis,:
Tho north-east % ot Bectlon 29, Town-
ship 1, commencing at a stake placed at
the northeast cornor of Bald lot, thenco
west 10 chains, thence south 40 chains,
thonco eaat -10 ehalns. thonce north 40
chnlns, to tho pointof oommenoemonl,
containing ono hundred and sixty [100]
aores, more or less.
„     -  .  „ „      TH0S- HADDON.
Now West,, E 0„ Hay S,1889.
Jas. Ellard^ Co
trBJEr *-Er-JE" 1*
For the Next Four Days
At   Cost,   To  Clear,
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
A full line of Spectacles & Eye-Glasses in steel, rubber, silver arc gold
frames,   Tbe finest Pebbles made, ft per pair; all sights suited.
Special attontion given to FINE WATCH REPAIRS. Having learm-i tlie
business thoroughly from some of the finest Horologera in England, and since then
managed the watch-repairing departments of a fow of the best firms on the continent of America, is a sufficient guarantee of good workmanship. Formerly manager for nearly 8 yean of the well-known firm of Savage ft Lyman, Montreal
Charges Moderate,
Montreal, Dec, 1887.—Mr. F. Crake.—Anflw. Robertson, Esq., Chairman ot
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, Bays: "I never found a Watchmaker who did so
well for me as you did when in Montreal, and I am sorry you are not here to-day."
Douglas & Deighton.
-W Hi IPS,
Colonial Block,
Columbia Street,      New Westminster, B. C.
-faioas in
Constantly on Hand an Extensive Stock of
Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots A Shoes, Hats A Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, &c.
K-flS'B    Sb    HOTS'     BVITS.
Great Variety of Household Artioles,   Also,
R. B.-Farm Produce bought at market rates or sold on commission, sevOrders
(rom tbe Interior promptly attended to, ilwjosto
Foundry! Machine Works
works have much pleasure in notifying their friends and the publio Out ihey
ore now prepared to receive and promptly
execute any orders for work in tbelr tine
with which they may be favored.
Mechanical Manager.
Vancouver, B.C., 8th May, 1888.
ob thk MAIN LAND.
f-rThey aro not only made of the
Choicest Tobacco but they aro of
Home Manufacture, and should be
patronized hy all good citizens.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
applying to the Ohief Commts-
ds and —   -
p   P"se„ „   „ .,-
sinner of Lands and Works forpermission
10 rcc , s,e " P1"'0 °t land 20 chains wide
and 80 chains long In Seotion 24, Township No. 6, New Westminster District,
being south of and adjoining my/arm on
Boundary Bay eontainlr g llio aores, more
or less. WM. B. SKINNER,
T,.,.s,s-.    „,   .   ,Per. Wnr H.Ladner.
Dated Now Westminster,
Juno 11,1889. wjel2in2
Dominion Lands.
I Pre-emption or for rent of Mining or
Grazing Land, or buying Farm, Mining
or any land from tho Dominion Govornment,
But pny In SGBIP  and save a
largo discount.
Scrip can be obtained In large or small
quantities from
winnipeg,  manitoba,
Fruit Trees,
Ornamental Trees,
Small Fruits,
vanrdet?ARDEN STOCK on hand in great
Everything flrst-class and furnished In
•a. Send 15 ots. tor valuable 80-page Descriptive Catalogue with 6 beautiful col-
oreiTplates.  Price Lists sent free.
a    , ,„.        °- W' HENRY,   '
dwdeieto Port Hammond, B.O.
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cSC  CO.
Real  Estate,
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Business relating to
Real Estate.
London Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Fire Inmrance Co. of
London and Lancashire Life Assurance Co.
Canton Insurance Offlce, Ld. (Msrlne)
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St., Victoria
Ik Great Variety, iHOLODrso,
GER'i?.IFMal Double and Single; FU-
.. .9HIA2l„l" ,lew varieties: KOSE8,
a fine collection of DAHLIAS (named
mlet'lmT.^ANNDAIS. 25 cts. per do».
Milted BEDDING PLANTS, 11.60 per doz.
■I offer 10 Plants (or Jl, Including 1 Storm
King Kuohln. Bouquets, WrcathB and
Crosses mado to order. Fruit, Vegotabloa
and Flowers at Store, next City Hotel, Columbia St. Orders by mall promptly attended lo      Idwapsyl]     p. LATHAM.
M ¥l
Cor. Columbia and Chiton 81s.
New Westminster, Brit. Col.
Monuments, Headstones & Tablets
In Marble or Granite of Best Quality.
N. B.—Just received—the linest assortment of Scotch liraiilli- monuments ever
semi n Brlt,sh Columbia, which will be
sold at prices putting competition out ot
the question.
Real Estate Brokers and
Financial Agents.
Confederation Life Association of
Itoynl and Lancashire Fire Insurance Companies.
tas.Valuable Lots Ior sale In the City
and District of WestminBter; and oholoe
Lots tn the City of Vancouver.
Persons wishing to buy or sell oity or
rural property should communicate with-
Offloes: Bank of B.C. building, opposite
postofflce, Westminster, and Hastings St.,
Vanoouver. dwapWto
Importers and Dealers In
And every epec!
disordered LIV
■2 ot diflinp-J arising front
KiCil-.   13,. Ss'ruMAurf,
i Ol?   LLOOD,
T. MILBURN & GO., **"%%
Mary Street, NewWestminster, B.C.
London and Lancashire Fin and
British Umpire Lifo Ininrane*
Sew Wostminstor Building Society.
Aeoountant's Ollloo, Dloooao of W.W.
City Auditors. IMS, 18ST and 1881.
and otber monetary transactions.
Have several good Investments on their
books, and all new comers will do well to
coll before doing business elsewhere,


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