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The British Columbian, Weekly Edition Jul 31, 1889

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Weekly Britisli Columiiian.
Wednesday Hunilng, July 31, 1881).
There is a great pull, and no
little feeling, among the principal
American cities as to which shall
have the world's fair which our enterprising cousins have projected
for 1892, to commemorate the discovery of America by Christopher
Colubus, four hundred years earlier.
New York, Washington, Philadelphia, nnd lastly Chictif/o, are urging
their respective claims to the honor.
The la?t named extremely ambitious
city, having just secured second
dace in the list of American cities
)y annexing its suburbs, feels quite
capable of taking charge of so grent
an undertaking, and is not at all
modest about stating its claims.
The Chicago Tribune says: "Tnis
is the central great city of the
United States. When the last census was taken the centre of population was a few miles southwest of
Dinoiunati. Since then it has traveled westward and northward,
steadily nearing Chicago. There is
io point of any size in the country
which as many people can reach as
quickly and as cheaply as they can
his city. Nor is there any one
where they can be as well cared for,
>r at as low a price. Here visitors
.re considered as guests; elsewhere
ihey are looked upon as pigeons to
ie plucked. It takes energy and
ikill to manage such a great enter-
rise as the proposed fair. Where
n this country have more energy
tnd intelligence been displayed than
n the building up of Chicago 1 The
neu who liavo made this city can
unke a success of anything—if thoy
ihoose." Our cotemporary disposes
if New York's claim in the follow-
ng summary manner: "Tho present
,ttitude of Now York is that it will
ake charge of the fair if it is forced
ipon it. If congress petitions the
ity, and advances the necessary
uoney, Nuw York will consent to
lecoiiiii the patron of the show, and
»ill furnish a number of prominent
itizens, nt $10 a day nnti lunch
tills paid, to give the affair eclat and
eo that it goes off in style, and that
verybody gets drunk on ohampagne
t the close of it." New York will
ot soon hear the last of its Four
lundred and the centennial ball,
hat is plain,
Tho superiority of the Maoris to
he usual run of savage peoples has
ften been commented on, and it
ill not, therefore, surprise any one
) hear that they show many signs
becoming British in their tastes
nd ideas. Naturally enough, this
indency shows itself first in thoir
jorts! for instance, they have taken
Children Cryfor
to football as kindly as if generations
of their ancestors had been educated
at Rugby, in more important matters tho transition, or development,
is slower, and, although their representatives in the New Zealand legislature are model members in many
respects, they do not seem able to
"catch on" to the niceties of parliamentary government. Some years
ago, the colony was divided into
Maori representative districts, eaoh
returning a member to watch native
interests. This plan, tentative at
lirst, has worked so well, thnt it is
now one of the settled institutions
of the country. No doubt tliu influence of theSB members in somewhat
weakened by the circumiitanee that
they seldom venture to address the
house in English, so that their ideas
have to be filtered through tho
medium of an interpreter, but they
havo a simple direct eloquence which
has its weight notwithstanding this
drawback. Although they have
carried themselves as a rule as very
faithful party men, it seems that
this has been due chiefly to the fact
that they have been unable to see
any reason for leaving the side which
they took on their first introduction
to the legislature. Once, during a
"crisis," a shrewd opposition leader
did gain one of them—their party
was then in power—and when he
had succeeded in ousting the government his ally was given a seat in
tbe executive. It Jooked at first as
if the Maori had been bought with
the bribe of oflice, but very shortly
he rose in the house, and stated that
he had joined the party because the
leader had promised him some needed reforms in the administration of
native affairs. A short time, however, had convinced him that these
promises were not to be fulfilled,
and that the whole thing had been
simply a struggle between the "outs"
and the "ins," with very little re
gurd to the interests of the people,
white or native. That was a thing
which he could not understand and
would not countenance; and so saying he walked across the floor and
took his seat among his old associates, by whom he was, of course, received with thunders pf, applause.
No premier has since ventured to
take a Maori into his cabinet.
The Times has  evidently abandoned  its  absurd theory that the
"able,   respectable    and  virtuous"
members of the provincial administration are "too old for anything,"
and we do not believe our cotemporary will ever lie guilty of imposing such "yawp" on it3 readers again,
howovor hard it may be pushed for
something to say "agin' the government,"   In its issue of Tuesday the
Times changes its ground entirely.
It "reminds" The Columbian "that
all of tho useful legislation last winter came from the opposition," and
adds : "If one single act last winter
emanated from the government of
unqualified public utility will The
Columbian  please  point  it out."
There the Times goes again.   In its
issue of last week it characterized
the  government  as "able, respectable, virtuous, laurel-crowned:" now
it calls the adminstration "the government of unqualified public utility"—pretty good—and  wants  to
know if "one single act last winter,
emanated from" it.  Surely the Times
must be joking. It must know that,
although last session was not noted
for any very brilliant measures, the
government introduced its full share
of the legislation, most of which was
oither of a local or provincial benefit.
Wo  havo in mind some decidedly
usoful acts affecting this city and
district which the government introduced and put through. AVo have
not space to discuss clause by clauso
with our cotemporary all or part of
lho legislation of last session, and
therefore shall not gratify our cotemporary's foolish desire to enter upon
such   a discussion,   Moreover, we
do uot oonsidor oursolvea bound, as
the Times evidently considers itself,
to go out of our way to laboriously
uphold or assiduously run down any
party.    In short, we aro not a party
organ, as the Times and some of its
cotemporaries obviously are, and we
merely' turn  aside occasionally to
notice some more than usually glaring absurdity which the organs in
their forced and labored efforts inevitably perpetrate.    As  for  the
Times' parting shot, "that if  the
govornmont continues to hold the
fort it will have tho liveliest time
vindicating itself that it ever had,"
it is quite evident that, if tho govornmont roquires uny "vindicating,"
the opposition organs will perform
that servioe most effectually.
Pitcher's Castoria-]
Press Despatches.
Quebec, July 23.—The coroner's
jury in tho case of tho young man,
Jules Pouliot, who died from injuries
through being run over by tho Intercolonial Railway train, returned a vordict holding tlio railway responBiblo
for tho man's doath.
Montreal, July 23.—Auguatin Lo-
sago, a farmor of St. Auguatin, mot
hia death under peculiar circumstances.
Ho was removing boulders of! hia property and hail just undermined n huge
rock For it to sink into tlio ground,
when it toppled over crushing hiin to
Pembroke, Out., July 23.—A sail
drowning accident occurred hore this
murning. A littlo girl thinking the
train bad slopped nt u station jumped
into tho water and was drowned. The
train had only stopped for wator.
Quebec, July 23.—Icebergs infest
tho straits of Bollo Isle and approaches
thereto in unusually large numbers
this season. Tho steamship Texas,
just arrived, reports no lens than fifty
of them east „t that point, and the
same number iu the straits, The Lake
Huron had a similar experience, and
reports oue huge follow, the largest
and highest ever seen in the North
Ottawa, July 23.—Ex-Mayor McLeod Stowart will arrive from London
at the latter end of .the week at New
York. He is accompanied by Mr.
James Moore, of Scotland, chief government mining engineer. They will
likely go from Now York straight to
Winnipeg, where a meeting of the Oanadian Anthracite Ooal Company and
the representative of the purchasing
company meet for the transfer of the
deal. The meeting is to be held on
August 15th. Mr. McLeod Stewart
will take Mr. Moore to Banff, where a
thorough investigation of the mining
property will be made.
Nashville, Tenn., July 24.—There
is the best authority for questioning
the report of Mrs. Heron, wife of the
American missionary, being sentenced
to death in Corea. Mr. Heron, is
a doctor, not a preacher, and his wife
has not only not been arrested, but
both enjoy the confidence of the king
of Corea.
Panama, July 24.—M. Bosae, representative ou Isthmus contracts, has
received orders to deliver to M. Jao
quier, liquidator of the canal oompany,
all material, machinery, Ssc, belonging tn the Eiffel contracts. This transfer will close all connection with tho
canal work uf the last private contracting lirm, and it is belioved on the Isthmus tu indicate that decidod and
energetic action is being taken to carry on the work under the direct control and management of the canal company. The fourteenth of July wns
olaboratoly celebrated by French residents on the Isthmus with u torchlight
procession, illuminations and salutes.
London, July 24.—An under current, of uneasiness continues to prevade
the continent notwithstanding the
strenuous effort to smooth matters ever.
Servia still remains tho object on
which all eyes nre fixedly gazing. Today agonts of tho Sultan in Belgrade
reports to the Turkish government
that Russia as well as Franco has prepared to furnish war material to the
Servians on long credit. Neither Car-
not's government nor the czar will
make any demand for payment, according to the Turkish agents, and
Servia can purchase wopons, ammunition etc, without fearing any pressure
Copenhagen, July 24.—A sensation
Iub been caused here by a tragedy
which happened at Taasinge last night.
Oount Sparre, a Swiss of high family,
shot and killed his mistress, Elvire
Madignn, a oircus performer, and then
put a bullet in his own brain. Count
Sparre was murried and movod in the
highest society.
London, July 24.—Before the Parnoll commission to-day Mr. Maloiiey,
an ox-official of the land leaguo, denied ho pussessod knowledge uf any
documents bolonging to tlie leaguo except thoso already in the hands of the
solicitor. The witnoss said tho statement that ho was loaving tho country
and had ordered tho documents to bo
destroyed was an error.
London, July 24.—Henry Roch-
forte, on behalf of the Bnulnngist committeo, says ho will pay to any official
dismissed by tho government, on account of adherence to the Boulangist
causo, tho salary thoy now receive.
Duluth, ,1 uly 24.—The strikers nf
West Superior are quiet and will remain so ns long as General Griffin and
tho Eau Olairo militia remain, but the
mayor's authority is laughed at. That
official ordered tho mob to disperse
the other day, but it greeted tho demand with deriBion. However, when
General Griffin, tho state military officer, ordored the mayor to request order for him the men dispersed like
professional sprinters.
London, July 24.—Thoro is a rupture among liberals on the royal grants,
and Mr. Gladstone, Wm. Vernon Harcourt and Mr. Parnoll will support tho
government. Mr. Morley will movo
an amendment against increasing tho
allowances of tho royal princes unless
the country can bo assured that tlio
increase will be tho last asked for. Mr.
Gladstone oannot induce Mr. Labou
ohoro lo withdraw his motion to substitute for tho committee's  report  an
address to the queen stating that former grants to the royal family must be
sufficient for any presont needs. Tho
rupture of the radicals insures tho
passage of the report favoring tho
London, July 24.—Tho crofter commissioners havo rendered a decision in
tho caso of une of the largest estates in
the Island of Lewis, belonging to Dady
Matheson. The 300 crofters are granted a reduction averaging something
ovor 30 per cent, in their rents, bo-
sides which their arrears, wliich
amounted to over £4,000, havo been
reduced to less than £1,000.
London, July 24. — The French
ministor of post and telegraphs has
hclijed ovory telephone company in
Fiance that tho government will tako
ovi'i- t'it-ir lines on tho expiration uf
the terma fur which they were given a
monopoly. This term expires within
a year in the case of most of the companies.
San Fhancisco, July 25.—Richard
Cuid, the well known English prohibition leader, arrived in the city
last niglit. He is ou the way to New
Zealand and Australia to co-operate
with others there in the introduction
of prohibition measures.
Los Angeles, Cal., July 25. —
Frank Rector, a rancher 05 years old,
and an ex-colonel in the Confederate
army, has suicided with poison. Financial troubles aro supposed to have
been the cause.
Fresno, Cala., July 25.—J. T.
Shankiu, one of the proprietors of the
Bepublican was arrested this morning
on charge of criminal conspiracy preferred by C. B. Harton, ex-reporter
of the Bepublican, who ia nuw connected with the Expositor. A similar
warrant is out for John P. CoBgrovo,
editor of the Bepublican. The complaint alleges thnt Shanldiu and Cos-
grove in connection with ono Alma
Jewett, tried tn induce Harton to accept money for not exposing her
as the keeper of a house of ill-repute.
Chicago, July 25 —The Transcontinental Association has not yet reaohed
the hoped for compromise in regard to
the Canadian Pacifio Railway demand
on Pacifio coast traffic. The association is still discussing the matter today.
New York, July 26.—Lewis Bros.
& Co., ono of the oldest, largest and
supposed strongest dry goods houses
in the city, is reported embarrassed,
aud it is announced will make an assignment to-day. Liabilities estimated at §4,000,000. It is thought the
difficulties are only temporary, and the
liouse will be able to resume in a short
London, July 25.—There is a grand
jubilee to-day at Hawarden, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Gladstone's marriage. Tho whole united
kingdom sent forth memorials, addresses and other tributes of respect. The
Prince of WaleB and thousands of dig-
nitarieB sent pleasant words uf commendation.
Vienna, July 25.—Owing to the
continual drought, crops in Hungary
and south Russia are  failures.
London, July 25.—Before the speoial Parnell commission, Mr. Hard-
castle, professional accountant, deposed that ho had examined lhe books
of the National League and found thom
to bo accurate and ail money accounted
fur. He admitted that a deficiency existed in the Land Leagues account frum
the absence of aome of tho books and
vuuehers. Aftor taking his testimony
the commission adjourned until October 24th.
Paris, July 25.—It is announced
here in the Nationule that L. Beaure-
paire, procureur-general, is preparing
for the war council beforo, whioh Gen.
Boulanger is to be accused, an indictment recounting various diversions
of state money with which Boulanger
is charged.
Belgrade, July 25. — Ex-King
Milan has issued an address in whicli
he declnres he hss no intention of endeavoring to change the existing government of Servia.
Berlin, July 25.—The imperial admiralty has just unoovered a nest of
corruption in tho navy department,
involving ninny high officials. Several navy officers havo been arrested at
Berlin and ut Kiel, and charged wiih
wholesale bribery. One of tho accused officers shut himself dend.
Chicago, July 25.—To-day five defendants in the Cronin murder case,
Beggs, O'Sullivan, Coughlin, Woodruff and Hunzo were taken beforo
Judgo Horton by order uf the state's
Attorney Longnecker, and the question: "Are you ready for trial"" put to
each of them. All but Coughlin replied: "I am," mid nfter n little discussion on tho caso the prisoners were
takon out of court by the sheriff, undor
an order from Judge Horton to bring
them before him again tomorrow
morning nt 10 o'clock. Judgo Long-
necker's object in having them
arraigned was to prevent them from
claiming the protection of the statute
which holds that in criminal cases the
state must be ready for trial nt the
second term after an indictment is returned.
London, July 25.—Thore was an
unuiiually largo attendance of members in the commons to-day. The interest in to-day's dobate on tho part of
tho public was also made manifest by
crowded galleries. Tho groat attraction was tho debate on royal grants.
When Mr. Smith movod tho adoption
of a report of a spocial committoe on
royalty grants overy oyo wns directed
towards him.   Ho was' promptly ques
tioned by members of the opposition
as to the present condition of tho
queen's finances. They demanded to
know what savings the queen had made
out of the allowances ulready made for
the support of the royal family. Mr.
Smith declined to reply to the questions, which he claimed were entirely
irrelevant to the subject in hand. It
was not the duty of the sovereign, he
said, to provide for the royal family.
The government could not believe
that there existed any important class
among the loyal people of the British
empire who grudged to royalty tho
very moderate provision necessary to
maintain its dignity, n dignity whioh
waB uot only that of the royal family,
hut of the empire as well.
Mr. Laboucliere' moved a substitute
for the committee's report. This substitute is in tiie form of uu ntldress to
tlie queen, suiting that in the opinion
of tho house her majesty ougilt to provide for her grandchildren out of her
present income. He stited that it
was his opinion, and the opinion uf
those who stood with him on thia question, that the sums already granted to
the royal family out of the puhlic
treasury were quite sufficient for ail
purposes with which the people had
any concern. He was determined to
oppose all future grants tothe junior
royalties, and he spoke not only for
himself but for many others who acted
with him in support of this substitute
for the committee's report, notwithstanding the refusal of the honorable
gentleman to reply to the inquiries as
to the queen's savings. The government was already on record as admitting that large savings had been made
out of the allowance heretofore granted
the Queen for her civil list. These savings, he understood, were well invested
and if it was truo as it hat been stated,
that the queen had out of these savings
given various sums to several of her
grand-children, he had no doubt there
was enough left to provide for the
others. He insisted that the extreme
limit which the nation should put upon its bounty to royalty was reached
when a proper provision was made for
the children of the sovereign. To extend the principle of royalty grants beyond this limit wns to treat with .injustice the people from whom the sum
for such a purpose must be wrung in
taxes. Possibly some notions of ordinary prudence and common sense in
Ihe management cf their finances
might be imposed upon royalty by a
denial of a further peniion, but he
could not believe that a display of
these virtues would in the least militate against the dignity either of tho
empire or the royal family themselves.
It might become necessary to abolish
the horde of useless officials who are
now pampered in the royal household,
but who would complain, if, for instance, the queon's lord chamberlain
were to leave the stable yard or if her
master of the house were to drop out
of sight, or her eight lords-in-waiting
on her, or all these useless officials of
tho households of the Prince of Wales
and other princes and princesBCB.
Mr. Gladstone and Mr. Morley followed and the debate was adjourned.
Minneapolis, July 25.—It is reported that the dead bodies of one
eulored and two white men were found
yosterday morning near Whiting station, Lake county, each with a fatal
wound on tho back of the head. One
body was naked with the oxception of
a shirt. Who they are, where they
came from and how they came there
is unknown. Ono story is that they
had been in Whiting several days, had
been enticed on the railroad, murdered
and robbed. Another theory is that
they were stockmen, murdered and
thrown from a train by tramps. The
bodies were found close together between the tracks of the B. O. and Lake
Shore railways.
New York, July 26.—During a fog
thia morning a collision occurred in
East river between the tng boat Burgess and the feiry boat Brooklyn. A
wild panic arose among tho tatter's
passengers, the men rushing for life
preservers regardless of tho women
who screamed and fainted in many
cases. The bow of the ferry boat
struck the lug amidship nnd the latter
sank almost immediately. Her crow
all succeeded in getting aboard the
ferry boat, and after a time tho panic
was quolled as it was found tho forry
boat had sustained no damage The
latter proceeded to her dock and landed all her passengers in safety.
Quebec, July 26.—For tho past two
days races have boon iu progress ou
the St. Charles course, and disgraceful scones of disorder and rowdyism
are reported in the vicinity. Matters
culminated yesterday In the arrest of
une woman rider, Madame Maraiiatte.
Sho upplied the whip" among tlio poople right and left, some persons receiving ugly cuts on their faces. She gave
bail to stand trial.   She is a Zulu,
Ottawa, July 26.—Tho department
of agriculture has been apprised of an
outbreak of Asiatic cholera in the
Phillipino Islands. As many aB 20
deaths a day are occurring at Manilla.
Vessels going to the United States report the presenco of cholera, and our
own offioials on the Pacific coast have
been notified to be on the lookout for
vessels coining from theso ports,
Toronto, July 26.—Tho nows of
the election of Bishop Walsh to tho
archbishopric of Toronto was recoived
with joy by tho Roman Catholic clergy
of the city. They are unanimous iu
the belief that a better selection from
among the ecclesiastics of tho province
oould not be mado. Bishop Walsh is
a vacation    in  Montreal.
Scores of  telegrams  wero  yesterday.
sent him from all parts of the countesj;:
congratulating him on  his  elovatiom
The pallium, the insignia of archbishoprics, will not arrive from Rome four
about a year.
Kingston, July 20.— Twitchell is, 5o>
better Bpirits this morning. Severf
doctors attended him (luring the nifjlff.
Ho says he is subject  to  despondeaii.-
iit.s, and then does things   lie wondestt-
at afterwards.   For over a week   ba ■
has been completely ujiset in his miaa;.
whicli was filled with   a desire  to .It-
something desperate.   This  was  Hm
cause of his recent  action.   He  »-j-»
pearod in court this murning   and wart-
remanded.   The victim  is  not  tittr-
appear iu court.   Mrs. Martin  is veanj.
ill.     Her   nervous   system   is   ove-*-
wruughtand she fain led when Twitclusli
pounded lier on   the   head,   but   win-
aroused by the fire.    Her   feet   wen
badly cut by the broken lamp chimnej-i
Drumjiondville, Out., July 26\—
ThouEnuds of people attended the celebration of the  seventy-fifth  nnnires-
sary of the Batde of  Lundy's  Lane..
Among those present were Sir A. \h
Caron, Adam Brown, M, P., and  tbe
York and Wentwurth pioneers in large-
bodies.   After the decoration   of  tin.
graves of the heroes who  fell  in  tke-
Btrugglo of  1814,   patriotic  speech**'
were  delivered  by  the  minister  eft"
militia and others of  the  proniine»"fc
men present, and appropriate resolutions were passed.   Sir Adolphe prom.
isod to do his best to induce the  government to aid in the  erection  oi  a
monument  on  the  battlefield.   The
prominent feature was the  speech  tstt-
Sir A. P. Caron, who received a great
ovation,   He said it  was  with  the*
deepest gratitude he accepted the invitation extended to him to come here
on this historic spot with its many aa-
sociations of early days  in  Canadian,
history.   Although of French descent;
he waB  a Oanadian, and loved the oU.
British flag that those who were sleeping here defended 75 years ago to-dayy.
the same floated over their citadel at
Quebec and the French descendants oJ
that province, like himself, know no
other flag but that one.   They loved!'
their country and  their queen,  anst
proved it  in  time  of trouble.   Sir
Adolphe  spoke   on  lhe  unity  tha*-:
should exist among all classes of Canadians for the general welfare of all,",
and concluded by stating that he felt
just as much at home on the battlefield''
of Lundy Lane, Out., as he did amongai i
his friends in the county  of  Quebetv
London, July 26. —The Times, refer- ■
ring to Mr. Gladstone's speech on tho.■••
royal grants last night, Baid: "It given,
genuine pleasure to acknowledge the  ,
excellence of his oration, which was
inspired   with  the best traditions *?.':'■
statesmanship, and lighted perhaps by
the reflection of his golden wedding.
London, July 20.—The market ino.
American railways opened active an«£i
higher this morning. At 2 o'clock tha.- ■
list was buoyant, with the exceptic©;-
of Canadian roads, which found littloc-
demand, and in which there was litll-a ■
doing.   The general market  is   firm.
Lonuon, July 26.—The latest news-,
from Cairo is that reinforcements fas,
the invading Arabs are moving dowE
in 3 columns, marching through thtt-
desert, where they hnve joined the?
main body. Wah-El-Iugami, tha
Arab chief, will give battlo to tho coBfc-
bir.ed Britisli and Egyptian forces.
London, July 26.—It is  positively-
asserted that Parnell's support r.f the-
government proposal to  increaso  ths
allowance to tho Prince  of  Wales  is-;
due not so much to Mr.  Gladstone's*
influence as to his intimate knowledge-
of the prince's political views, more especially those on the  subject of the-
treatment of  Ireland.     It is  states!
that, notwithstanding his great respect
for Mr. Gladstone and his sense of obligation to him for his great services is
behalf of Ireland, Mr.   Parnell  coriifc
never have followed his lend into th*
camp of the Tory government were at
nut for the coit duty that iu doing uo
he is  aiding  the  Prince  of  Wales,,,
whose sympathies are with the popular
cause of Ireland.   The Irish Nationalist nienibei'8 had a meeting tiiis afte-f-
noon to discuss their attittulo towavcB
the question of grants,   and   although
there was no attempt to  bring  abouif
united action on tho  subject,   a  very
pronounced majority oommitted themselves to the course which  Mr.   Parnell has eut out for himself.    A stnaU'..
section of tho Irish party   will,   however, follow the lead of Mr. O'Oonnoa
in opposition to the government's proposals.       	
Nearly all the business places in the
town of Holland, Man., were wiped
out hy lire yesterday. Bigelow it Co.,
Pentlund Ss Co., and J V. Holland'
aro tho heaviest losers.
The officers of tho first Connecticut
national guard, the oldest regiment in
the United States, have mado arrangements for a visit to Montreal in October. Permission has boen received
from Ottawa.
Reports as to the condition of the
crops in Manitoba and many points in
Ontario have been published. As »■■
whole they are satisfactory. In Mani
toba wheat will be an average crop
barley two-thirds of a crop, and eat'.
a poor crop.
A terrific hail storm passed ovor the ,
northern part of Cavalier county, Da
kotj, on Saturday, destroying most of
the crops. The fourteen-year-olt*.
daughter of Daniel Shaw, a former
resident in tho vicinity ol Crystal City,
Man., was struck by lightning ami
killed. VOLUME 34.
Weekly British Columbian
irednesilay -lIornlnE, Jnly 31, 1889.
After reading an editorial article
m the Times of Thursday, under the
Sending   "An   Analogy,"   we   are
ibrced  to one ot  two conclusions,
either one of which is almost equally
discreditable to that journal.   Manifestly, the Times has either gone out
ti its head, or it is "codding" most
shamefully apd outrageously. Without knowing wliich indictment the
Times will plead guilty to, we feel a
little menu ubout noticing its arguments (!) at all,    Nearly a column
of "stuff"—no other word perhaps is
ao expressive—of the baldest puerility liues our  cotemporary  impose
upon its "wretched" readers in an
effort to squirm out of the "awkward position" in which its article
of last week, from which wo have
already quoted, has plunged it.   To
restore the least grain of our former
respect for the Times wo trust that
it will whisper, never so softly (in
some obscure corner of the paper, if
it doesn't wish its readers generally
to get on to the admission), that it
■was "only fooling" when it penned
"An Analogy."   If we thought that
the Times was not heartily ashamed
ef that article, we should blush for
our cotemporary and for British Columbia journalism every day in the
week, until we finally burst a blood-
Tessel in the exercise.   But we must
hasten on to the analogy itself, assuming in the meantime (although
we do not believe it) that our cotem-
jorary seriously means what it says.
We  cannot  afford   space to more
Shan notice, in passing, a couple of
ingenious misstatements of our argument in a former article with which
the Times premises its "heavy work,"
nor    to   follow  our  cotemporary
through all its pitiful tlounderings,
but must plunge at once into the
essence of that rich—that rank—
"analogy!" Wo will have to explain,
however, to   begin   with, that the
-finies, to suit its own purposes, or
because it can't help it, having "provincial secretary" on the brain, narrows the whole question down to
a comparison of Gladstone and the
provincial secretary.    Now comes
the very "stuffing" of the "analogy."
Says the Times (0, that we have to
(Jet us suppose that Mr. Gladstone is
an abler man than the provincial secretary by two-thirds, and that to a man
of nis callibre eighty years is the maximal of mental activity. Now, admitting this to be true, and to be only one-
tUrd as smart as Gladstone would be no
serious reflection on the abilities of any
man, we must assume that the provincial secretary has been unfitted for public business this thirty-eight years past.
li Gladstone, being a smarter man than
the prov. sec. by two-thirds, becomes
senile at eighty, then according to the
•■rule of analogy the provincial secretary,
■blowing only one-third as much, should
ha mentally decrepit at twenty-seven.
50 convey our idea more clearly (we liko
to be explicit in dealing with the Colum-
Kan) wo will set Gladstone's intelligence
st one hundred and the provincial secretary's nt thirty-five and ono-third.   Now,
51 a man possessing an intelligence rating
at 100 loses full use of it at 80 years,
ahould it not follow, according to the
CsluntbianS mode of reasoning, that the
-intelligence which rates at 33J| will have
Aiecome exhausted iu one-third of that
time, or in 263 years. Gladstone's robust
•Jiatelleet carries him to 80 years; an intellect two-thirds less ceases to bo prolific of ideas iu one-third of that time or
'twenty-six and two-thirds years. Thus
■have we demonstrated that tlie government is a survival of the last generation,
and that the provincial secretary should
have retired from politics some twenty-
-eight years ago, or in otlier words, we
are made aware that he was incapacitated
Irom the performance of a publio function
•ince he was 203 years of ago.
Our "wrotched" cotemporary works
the reductioad absUrdum on its own
position in the most pitiably helpless-manner, and lies completely at
the mercy of thu terrible "analogy"
which in an evil hour it has so rashly conjured up. The "analogy"
•itself,is a triumphant success in this
sense, lt fairly towers over tho unhappy conjurer, and, with ten mocking digits tandem-wise before each
of about seventeen punchinello-built
organs of smell, the dreadful froak
grimaces horribly at its discomlitted
and "paralyzed" parent. Just gaze
on the following, but not without
first having a restorative convenient:
"Thus have we demonstrated that
the government is a survival of the
■laat generation, and that the provincial secretary should have retired
from''j sttties some 38 years ago, or
in oto r word's, we are made aware
that hu was incapacitated for the
jpefforma.nce of a public function
since he was 261] years of age."
i'hat is just where our ootemporary'a
ungovernable unci remorseless "nmil-
ogy"has carried its helpless evolver
snd victim, but why should our co-
temporary, utiles? completely fascinated liy the hideously grinning
freak in whose grasp it feebly
writhes, thus glory in its own sluimel
Has the Times lost all respect for
itself, or is it deliberately insulting
the intelligence of its readers! There
sre several side-lights which might
lie thrown upon our cotemporary's
"analogy," with roost interesting
effects, but wo spare our renders, today at any rate. A general glimpse
of "the animal" is sufficient. No
analysis is necessary.   The "anal
ogy" is as largo as life and twice as
natural. And so this is "An Analogy!" We trust that the Victoria
qity fathers will lose no time in
passing a by-law to prevent it from
running at large. We hope that it
may not escape to the mainland and
play havoc among our Vancouver
cotemporaries or run foul of the "internal calculus" of the organ in this
city. It should bo promptly strangled and stuffed, and put on ice in
the provincial museum, or added to
the boar, wolf and 'coon combination
in the Beacon Hill park zoo'. But
what was the Times' proof-reader
thinking about to let it get out"
Our correspondent "Pioneer,"
calls attention to a matter that is
generally conceded among Christian
and civilized nations to be a question
of undoubted importance—the question of Sabbath observance. Hardly
any legislative or executive body
but what makes enactments on the
subject; but laxity in their enforcement seems to be the almost invariable experience. The actions complained of by our correspondent are
certainly opposed to the spirit, if
not the letter, of the law of the land,
to say nothing of the Divine law—
which, of course, the perpetrators do
not recognize. The question then
becomes how far the community and
the authorities are disposed to wink
at these infractions. Certainly, a
clear line should be drawn on Sabbath observance, and no overstepping of that line allowed, if we are
to make any pretence at having a
legal Sabbath at all, or we shall inevitably drift into the Godless and
disgraceful Sabbath of many parts
of the United States and of the continental countries of Europe. It is
in the interest of all classes, but of
the working classes especially, to
guard our Sabbath from such a fate.
What is wanted is aroused, enlightened, and aotive public opinion on
the subject, and open and blatant
Sabbath desecration will be forced
to hide its head.
to business, folks say we are too
proud to mingle with our fellows; if
we go about a bit, they say we had
better stay at home and get on with
our work. If we do not pay all
bills promptly, they say we are not
to be trusted; if we do pay promptly,
they say we stole tho money.
A perusal of our Viotoria dos-
in another column, will
show that a rather serious state of
things has been precipitated in the
northern waters by the action of tbe
American revenue cutter Bush, in
seizing British Columbia sealing
schooners in Behring Sea. On the
Ilth inst. the schooner Black Diamond was seized, a prize crew put
aboard, and the captive schooner
headed for Ounalaska, where it is
stated it will be tied up and the
crew sent to Sitka and imprisoned.
The Triumph, another British Columbia schooner, was boarded by the
cutter on the same day, but having
no skins, was allowed to go, and
arrived at Victoria yesterday afternoon, bringing the news. It is supposed that several more seizures have
been made, as Lieut. Tuttle informed Capt. McLean, of the
Triumph, that it was the intention
to carry out the letter of the president's proclamation. H.M.S. Champion, it will be seen, left Esquimalt
to-day for the north, and will communicate the news to Admiral Hen-
eage, who, with the rest of the squadron, is reported in the neighborhood
of Juneau. It is thought by some
that tbe Black Diamond may overcome its prize crew and bring them
in triumph to Alctoria. Further developments will be anxiouslyawaited,
and particularly tho action of Admiral Heneage in the premises.
The Colonist has the following,
which it credits to "a provincial
editor," Wo do not recollect seeing
the gem in any of our provincial exchanges, or we should credit it direct, but it will stand reproducing
at any rate: Editing a paper, says
a provincial editor, is a pleasant
thing, If it contains too much political matter, people won't have it.
if it contain too little, they
won't have it. If tho type is
too large, it doesn't contain enough
reading matter; if the type is
too small, they can't road it.
If telegraphic reports are published,
some folks say they are nothing but
hashes up; if they are omitted they
sty there is a lack of enterprise.
If wo put in a few jokes, folks say
we aro nothing but a rattlo-head; if
wc omit jokes, they Bay we are an old
fossil, if we publish original matter, they condemn us for not giving
them selections; if we publish selections, folks say we are lazy for
not giving them what they have not
read in some other paper. If we
give a man complimentary notices
we arc censurod for being partial;
if wo do not, all hands say we aro a
great boor. If we insert an article
which pleases the ladies, men become jealous; if we do not cater to
their wishes, tho paper is not fit to
bo in their houses. If wo attend
church, they say it is only for effect;
if we do not, they denounce us as
deceitful and desperately wickod.
If wo speak well of any act, folks
sny we dare not do otherwise; if we
censure they call us a traitor. If
we remain in our office and attend,
A short time ago we published
editorially somo information respecting the qualification of voters
for the Dominion elections, in view
of the fact that the voters' lists
were being revised this year. The
article in question, in case any of
our readers wish to refer to it, ap-
peared in the daily edition of July
8, and in the weakly of July 10.
Ai the same time we urged all
those otherwise qualified in the city
and throughout the district to see
that tlieir own and their neighbors'
names were properly registered on
the revised lists. We are glad to
say that in this city, at least, our
wide-awake council have taken hold
of the niatter, and by the appointment of paid vote collectors have
added mnny hundred names to both
the Dominion and provincial lists,
and it is as near certain as anything
can be, commonly speaking, that
every available name within the
city limits will be, by the well judged
means taken, properly registered
on the two lists mentioned. This is,
most emphatically, us it should be.
The right of the franchise is a
sacred one and should be religiously
and intelligently exercised by ovory
individual entitled to do so. It is
only thus that the primo idea of
responsible government is thoroughly
exemplified and its inestimable nd
vantages fully availed of. That
person is little better thnn a traitor
to himself and his country who
ignores or neglects this important
duty. We will remark here, if it is
a digression, as illustrating the total
depravity which seems to overtake
newspapers that degenerate into
organs, that an organ actually insinuated that the article we have
mentioned as appearing in this
paper a short time ago, giving some
information as to the qualification
of voters, and urging those qualified
to get registered, waa written in the
interest of certain political parties,
But honi soit gui mal y pense.
KO. 31.'
of ,  province of#
"The Electoral   Krnncliiso Act,'
give notico that I will apply to have the
first general list for the electoral district
of amended or added to, as the
case may be (then stato tlio name or
names desired to be added, with full particulars of their residences, address, occupations, qualifications, ami if real property, where situated, and tho grounds
lor applying to have them added, or the
nature of any other proposed amendments
to the list and the grounds therefor), at
the silting to be held by the revising
ollicor, at      o'clock, in tho -noon,
oo the dnyof , 188 , at
iu the said electoral district,
Bated ,188     -i
To the revising oiiicor ! (Name of Com-
for the said electoral I      plainant)
district   (or to  the f
person whose  name I    P.O. Address
is objected to). J
After the preliminary revision the
amended lists are published, separate lists are posted in the respective
polling divisions to which thoy relate for at least five weeks before
the date fixed for the final revision,
which must bo not later than the
first of November. At the final revision similar notices of additions,
amendments and objections may be
made, as in the case of the preliminary revision described. Due notice
of the final revision will also be
posted In tho various polling divisions.
3DEA.I.33SS  I1T
And must be sold within tho next 60
days to make room for other
now goods.
A correspondent from the district
suggests that we should publish, "for
general information, the conditions
to be observed or the steps to be
taken in order to register voters for
provincial and Dominion elections."
As the information we have already
published refers more particularly to
the qualification for Dominion voters, we shall give briefly the qualification for provincial voters, and as near
as possible the modus operandi of
registering for both. With respect
to tho registration of Dominion
voters, the revising oflicer, as we
stated formerly, as soon as practicable after the lirst of June, obtains
and compares copies of the last revised voters' list with the latest revised assessment rolls of the various
municipalities throughout the electoral district, when he proceeds,
with this and other information that
he can obtain, to prepare a separate
list for each municipality of the persons who, according to the provisions of the act, are entitled to be
registered and to vote. As the clerk
of the municipality is usually the
person callod upon by tho revising
officer to furnish lists, etc., of the
respective municipalities, it will be
seen that anyone communicating
with the clerk in his own municipality, or with the revising officer
himself, will be taking thn most
direct means for getting his mime
on the list, ns the object is to get all
on who are qualified, and iuforma
tion as to those so qualified is
sought and accepted from any and
every source. The time, however,
for receiving names in this wny expires with tho last day of tho presont month, July, when the lists are
closed for printing. The publication
of these lists shall tako pluce not
later than the lirst of September
noxt, and copies will be posted in
tho various municipalities for at
least four weeks before tho preliminary court of revision is held by the
revising oflicer. Any person desiring to add any names not on the
published list must at lease ono week
boforo the day fixed for the preliminary revision (of which due notice
will be given by a posted form) deposit with or mail to the revising
officer, by registered letter, at his
office or placo of address, a notico in
tho form E in tho schedule to the
act (given below). In the event of
any person desiring to object to any
name on the list, it may be done by
the samo process us abovo, with the
exception that a day's notice only is
required, and a copy of the notice
that is delivered or mailed to the
revising officor must bo similarly
delivered or mailed to tho person
whose name is objected to. Immediately following is a copy of
form E in the schedulo, referred to:
Notice, of Complaint or Application.
I , of the of , in tho
county of , in the electoral district
Under the provincial voters' act,
qualification and registration arc,
as is generally known, comparatively
simple matters. Every male of the
full age of twenty-one years, being
a Britisli subject by birth or naturalization, and not being an Indian,
a Ohinaman, or a convicted criminal
under sentence, or a candidate or
other person convicted of bribery
(which disqualifies for seven years
after such conviction), and having
resided in this province for twelve
months, and in the elector.il district
in which he claims to vote for two
months of that period immediately
previous to sending in his claim to
vote, and being duly registered, shall
be entitled to vote at provincial elections, The process of registration
is, briefly, as follows: Collectors are
appointed by the government for
each electoral district, and, where
required, for the different polling
divisions of the electoral district,
whose duties are, to furnish any one
applying for the samo, blank forms
of application, of notico of objection,
and of notice of review, respectively;
to insert all names of persons claiming to vote and filling out the form
for that purpose, in a list of persons
claiming to vote, such list to be
posted in the office of the collector
and in some conspicuous place on
tho outside, and any name remaining on the list two months without
being objected to shall be entitled
to be entered on the register of
voters; to hear all claims and objections, and to decide upon them; on
tho first Monday of August in ea«h
nnd every year to hold, a court of
revision, after having given two
months' notice of the same in the
II. C. Gazette and posted copies of
such notice in his (the collector's)
office, on the door of the principal
court house of the electoral district,
and in at lenst three conspicuous
places in the district or polling division ; and, after the holding of such
court and the performing of all the
duties appertaining, the collector
shall, on or before the first day of
Septomber in each year, transmit to
tho registrar of the supreme court,
at Victoria, a copy of the register of
voters for his district or polling division, as tho case may be, duly certified, which copy shall be recog-
nnized as the register of votes for
the electoral district or polling division in question until the register
shall be again revised. For the
electoral districts of Westminster
city and district there arc only three
divisions, Westminster city, Westminster district, and lhe Burrard
Inlet division. For the two former
Mr. Chns. Warwick, government
agent, of this oity, is the vote collector. All names put upon the
list of those claiming to vote two
full months before any provincial
election, and not objected to within
that time, are placed upon the register of voters nnd entitle the person
to vote nt such election.
Riding and Walking
/or tbe eonsiructlon of tho SUUHKY
[>YKK, Flood Gates, and all work ln connexion therewith. T-mders will bo received np to AukusI Ulst.iitJ o'clock p.
m.,and plans nnd Hueci Haiti OUB maybe
seen, nfter August 15th, at the residenco of
Reeve Punch, Rrownsvlllo, whore blank
forms for tender muy be obtained.
Tho lowest or any tender not uocoRsnrily
accepted, Ry order.
Surrey, July 80, ISffll. JyitOdtdwl
Light tiinhinHB,
Partridge Coclihlni*
.Plymouth Hocks,
"White fitc«Bl*kSiiniilih
White Created, lllnck   nnd Golden
Houdnnti      Sllvcr-penellUd   llnm-
Black* lied and Pitt Gamex.
Toulonm* Geese,     Rouen Ducks*
MV Yards nre .open for tnepectlon.
•3-REMEMBER tho "Rock Island"
•arBufovd Sulky Plows nro without
naran equal. From 12 to 18 inch
Jtsrnow in stook.
Beaver City Rake
Sharp B8BT
Maxwell        "
Massey Hinders.     Toronto Mowers.
Maxwell     " Buckeye      "
Deering     " Maxwell      "
Little Giant Threshers and Tread Power.
Toronto Advance Engines and Threshers.
Derrick's Perpetual Hay Press.
Hay Tedders and Loaders.
Duplex Feed Mills.
■JSFBe sure and get our prices before purchasing elsewhere,
Webster Block, Front Stroot, WESTMINSTER.
I^Kaun^ wmhB
isses & Children's
And Where to Get the Newest Styles, Where to Get the Best
Quality, and Where to Buy Them at the Lowest Prices.
j***"?* REMEMBER, my stock of fine Boots and Shoes, in thi;
newest styles, is larger this season than any dealer's in the Prov;
To buy at Low Prices, to see the Greatest Variety, to get New
Goods (not old shop-keepers), go to
,lwt0 SI  Col-u.in.l3la Street.
Constantly on Hand au Extensive Stock of
Dry Goods, Groceries,  Boots A Shoes, Hats
Crockery, Glassware, Av.
ltd 3a IO" "EC     de     BO-S-S'     STTI-SS.
Great Vnrioty of Household Artioles.   Also,
N. B.—Farm Produce bought at market rates or sold on commission.  es.Onlci
from tho Interior promptly ultomlcil to. ■ uwjosto |
Ladies, Attention I
cuttlng-a sclMnHlructor that can bo
UHOd by n man or woman anil Rive a perfect lit. The agenta for tho system Invito
tho Lndios of B. 0. to call and examlno
acale or sond for torms, Ac,
Columbia Street,
wjlySml How Westminstor.
Civil Engineers, Land Sui
. veyors& Draughtsmen.!
Fire. Lire A Marine Insurance.
COMiutiiA 8t„ - Opp, Colonial Hon
NO. 31.
Weekly Britisli Columiiian.
WellncMlny Morning, July 31, 1889.
Press IlespntehcH.
London,  July   27.—All    London
turned out bright and early this morning to witness a's  much  of  the royal
wedding as possible for those not born
in the purple, aud though tho weather
was dull, and tho snn  obscured,   tho
streots in the vicinity of Buckingham
lJalacu, and those through which the
various bodies of the bridal party woro
to pass, wero gay   wilh thousands   of
people in holiday  attiro,   whilo  flags
and decorations lent a festival appearance to public and private buildings in
general.   All features of tho coromony
occurred a- promptly as could  bo exported when so elaborate a  progrinino
wns fcj be carried out.    The suns of the
Prince of Wales and   party woro   lho
lirst to arrive at Buckingham  Palaco,
accompanied by tho crown   princo  ot
Doniiiiirk.    Prineeu Albert Violin' and
George of Wales and thu magnificently
uniformed  uUioors  of  the Prince  of
Wales' household drove to thu   palace
in stnt:'.   carriages,   drawn   by   richly
caparisoned burses, at: half past eleven,
and woro received with   hearty cheers
by tho vast  throngs   gathered   about
the  palace  entrance.      There,   they
awaited the arrival of the  queen   and
Earl of Fife, with hia cousins and best
man,   Horace Farquehar,  who  mado
their appearance nt 11:50.   Tho queen
WaB attended by all the  great   officers
of stato uud the officers of her  household, with tho exception of  the  Lord
Chamberlain, who was  excused   from
attendance on account of his  bereavement by the loss of his third' sou,   Tho
queen's party, with its escort of  royal
guards, made a brilliant spectacle. The
Earl of Fife  was  dressed in  tho full
highland costume of his clan.   Just at
noon,   tho  Princo of Wales,   accompanied by the bride, drovo  up in  tho
state carriage us'sd by  the  queen  on
occasions whon she has opened parliament in person.   Tho procession  to
the chapel was quickly made up,  and
moved in a gorgeous array to the doors,
which wero thrown open at  their  approach.    When inside tho chapel, the
queon was escorted tothe royal seat prepared for her majesty. The Earl of Fife
took up his position at the right of tho
altar and the PrinceBS Louise of Walos
nt the left, whilo the March from Tan-
housor pealed forth from tho great or
gan.   It was a sight long t'i bo remembered.   Tho chape! itsolf had beon elaborately decorated for  the  occasion.
I   Stalls and seats for  the  bridal  party
were  upholstered  m  rich    crimson,
whilo the walls wore hung with   blue
and  French  gray   draperies.      The
doric pillars wero  garlanded  by   festooned roses and  otlier  flowers   and
floral  pieces  were   on  every  hand,
Those various  embellishments  made
an admirable background for  the  superb toilets of the court ladies and tho
brilliant uniforms and regalia  of  tho
various  officers  of  the  court.   Tho
bride herself  was  dressed  in  white
satin with Duchesse train of same material fastened to corssge.   Tho bodico
was cut in "V" shape,  but  not  low.
Tho collar was of Medici style, and tho
sleeves, which touched to  the  elbow,
wero trimmed wilh raro old laco.   Her
wreath  of orange blossoms was fastened at the left shoulder aud curried
across bolow the right about tbo waist,
und serving os  a  decoration   to   the
skirts  of  hor  gown,    was    another
wreath of orange blossoms.     Tho veilij
was of pointe de graze.    Tho bridesmaids' gowns woro of -pom's faille r,f^ u
delicate bluish color.      The Arohbishop of Canterbury, Dean of Windsor,
tho bishops of London and St. Albans,
and the sub-deans of tho chapels royal,
who wero to officiate, or assist in tho
ceremony, and who had been  waiting
within the altar rails sinco 11:45, bogan the service at 12:15.   The bride
was Riven  away  by   the  Prince  of
Wales.   At the closo of the ceremony,
the Bishop of Canterbury addressed
the newly married pair iu a few happily chosen words.   The service was full
choral and music,  which  included  a
wedding anthem expressly composed
by Mr. Joseph Bertby.   lt was under
the general direction of Dr.  Bridge,
organist of Westminster abbey, assisted by Mr. .loykll, organist  of  chapel
Royal St. James, and the choir of the
lattor.   At the close of tho servico the
queen nnd Princess of Wales advanced
to the altar rails and, meeting the newly  wodded   pair,   kissed  the   brido.
Thon as the organ  broke  forth  into
Mendelsohn's "wedding  mnrch"  tho
procession was again  formed  to  tho
drawing room of the palace, whoro the
marriage register was signed  and  attested hy tbo signatures of  tho   royal
wedding party.   The wedding broak-
faBt followed iu tlie state dining room,
the guests boing seatod in tlio supper
room with tho Earl of  Fifo  and   his
brido.    Tho royalty breakfasted in a
separate room will:   tho   queen.   The
toasts woro,  "The Bride, und  Bride
groom" nud   "The  Queon."     Whon
tho guests  roso  from  breakfast   tho
brido aud bridegroom, escorted by tlio
Prince and Princosa of Wales, tho King
of Greece, Crown Princo of Denmark
and officers of tho  household  of  the
Prince of Wales returned to tho Marlborough houso, via Constitution Hill,
Piccadilly and St. JameB1 stroets.  Tho
Btreets through which tho prooession
passed note packed to thoir utmost at
evory point from wliich a viow could
be obtained with vast throngs  who
cheered tho royal couplo  again  and
again, and manifested evory  form  of
delight at the night of  the  beautiful
and happy brido.   On tho routo the
sun showed itself at intervals and added to the enjoymont and festivity of
the occasion.   It was notod  that  the
wholo  ceremony  was extraordinarily
froo from delays or dashes of any sort,
and this is largely attributed to  tho
preciso programme whioh had been
drawn up for the ceremonyin all its do-
tails.   Every one knew beforehand ex
actly his or her placo in tho procos-
siuu, and thoir entire function, so
that each event followed with absolute
London, July 27.— To-night dinners
will bo given ill various parts of London by the greatest notables. The
loyal subjects of the queen cannot
celebrate tho wedding of n favorite
princess every day. So they are making tho most of the occasion. Thero
will bo gaiety in many west end mansions to-night. Tho common peoplo
also tako a doep interest in tho evont,
and tho daily newspapers devote a large
amount of space to the description uf
tho gifts and the details of the ceremony.
Kingston, July 27. — Connection
was made yesterday at Harrowsmith
between tho Kingston and Pembroke
and lho Napaueu ami Tniriworth Railways. The iron will bo laid nt tho
Harrowsmith end. Much difficulty
has beon found in securing placement
for the piors aorbss tlio Nttpanee river
at Yarkor. Six bundred men are
working between Tweed and Tam-
worth, and in October trains will bo
running from Kingston to Tweed.
Savannah., Ga., July 27.—The
child winch was Biiorificed to the pseu-
do Messiah who has been working
among the negroes of Liberty county,
has just been discovered in a remote
part of that cuumy. The child was
black, its throat wan cut and its ears
wero missing Th,! negroes me possessed by a relig ous craze created by
Grill's or Boll's preaching and will not
talk of tho murder, hut it ia believed
tho parents did the killing. They are
disciples of Father Christian, who
preached frequently of human sacri-
tice. The coroner is investigating the
The negroes are in a lamentable
state of religious frenzy. Edwin
James, who is acting as the leader of
the congregation sinco Orth was sent
to the asylum ten days ago, appears
before the audience almost perfectly
nude when he preaches.
Ottawa, July 27.—Viotoria has
been constituted a port of registry for
the registration of ships. Collector
Hamley will perform the duties.
The trade of Canada for last year
BhowB an increase of 86,000,000. The
exports reach $86,000,000, a decrease
of $400,000: but when we have the
British Columbia returns all in it ia
expected this decrease will be wiped
out. Tho value of the imports is $105,-
500,000; and the increased duty collected §1,250,000.
The depositors in the post oflice
saving banks obtain three-quarters of
a million intorest for the last year on
their deposits.
Hon. Mr. Dewdney leaves for British
Columbia on August 7th.
The amount of goods imported by
the Dominion of Canada, exclusive of
British Columbia, for the twelve
months ending Juno 30, wns 8100,-
005,134.40, upon which duty of $22,-
738,081 was paid; being an increase
over last yoar of over $6,000,000 in
the value of goods entered and nearly
§15,000,000 in duty collected. The
export; were $80,014,584, as against 1
$86,425,655 for tho previous year.
Tho total postal deposits for the year,
ending June lust was £23,011,000.
This increase is nbout §2,250,000 ovor
tho same period last year.
PiTTSBi'lic, Pa., July 27.—The
much talkod of suit was entered
against the South Fork Fishing Club
to-day fur damages for loss of life and
proporty occasioned by the breaking of
the South Fork dam. The suit is
brought in this city by tho widow and
eight children of John A. Little, a
well-known drummer, who lost his
life in the Hurbut House in Johnstown by tlio flood. Tho suit is nn action for damages fur tlio losa of lifo of
Mr. Littlo. Damages aro placed at
London, Out., July 29.—The petition of the Equal Rights Association to
the Dominion government to disallow
the Jesuits estateB act, was rend in
many of the Protestant churches in tho
city yesterday aud the members
requested to step up and sign it. Thousands of signatures wero attached.
Paiiis, July 29.—Returns are Btill
incomplete from yesterday's elections
for members of the counoil-general,
Aooording to the figures of the Petti
Journal, Gen. Boulanger has been
elected in 17 cantons, while Keuter's
despatches make him successful in only eleven. The offices of the Joto-nat
Lapresse wero visited yeBterday by the
polico, who made a thorough search of
the premises and seized several letters
addressed to Mr. Boulanger.
Nashville, July 29.—Lucy Bedford, aged 85, and Emily Parsons, her
nioeo, both colored, were poisoned by
arsenic iu thoir coffee yesterday, Miss
Parsons dying lust, night and Bedford is
in u critical condition. Lucy Bedford
is probablo tho richest colorod woman
in tho South, having been givon an
estate worth §100,000 by tho will of
her former owner. Four negro servants of MiS3 Bedford are under arrost
on suspicion of tho crime, tho object of
which is unknown. It is said that ou
Miss Bedfords's death her property
ia to revert to a relative of her former
Ottawa, July 29.-The health of
tho Hon. Alexander Mackenzie ia improving.
Miss Robertson, a wealthy invalid,
suicided to-day by shooting with a revolver.   Ill health waB tho cause.
Surprise was created horo by tho
soizuro of the Black Diamond in Behring Sea.
KmnsTON, July 29.—Last ovening
the body of Viotor Burns, drowned
last November with his brother while
returning from a shooting expedition,
was found. Threo weeks ago the remains of Lionel Burns camo to the
surface. Thore was a little of the
flesh upon tho bones. Victor's remains wero buried nf onco. Both wero
sons of Rov. R. T. Burns, Into deputy
post master.
New Market, Out., July 29.—
John Hoppor, a farmer near hero,
whilo walking on tho railway traok,
intoxicated, was struok by tho ovening
express and killed,
Elmiha, Ont.. July 29.—Peter
Winger, post master since 1863 and
ono of the pioneers and old time councillors of Waterloo county is dead;
age 74.
Halifax, July 29.—The wife of
James Wonacatt, printer, died from
the effects of burns received through
her clothes taking fire.
Quebec, July 29.—The first through
train ovor the Montmorency Ss Charlevoix Railway was run yesterday with
the Ontario journalists on board.
Hakmston, Ont., Jnly 29.—Frank,
aged 11, son of Sam Patterson, of this
town, was killed to-day through the
whiffle tree of a rake lifter breaking
and fracturing his skull.
Toronto, July 29. — A dissolute
character named Lillie Kelly, who had
been arrested for disorderly conduct,
hanged herself in the police station on
Saturday night.
Montreal, July 29.—Wm. Middle-
ton, an employee of the Electric Light
Co., was killed in Swandou's shoe factory on Saturday. Tlio elevator cage
struck him on the head.
Quebec, July 29.—Complaints hnvo
reached town from St. Ambruise,
Point aux Trembles and otlier places,
thut trumps of a vicious class have
beon carrying off children and robbing
poopio in lonely places.
London, July 29.—The Financial
News Btates that the new Auglii-Ciinu-
iliiin Cable Company has applied t'
tho Canadian government fur a guarantee of £100,000 ou the proposed issue of its bonds. It says this guarantee would insure the raising oftho
requisite capital. The British Oolumbia Rivera Gold Dredging Oo. has been
registered wiih a capital of £40,000 iu
order to purchase Gibson's rights to
dredge for gold in 45 miles of the
Frasor River und for other kindred
Sah Fkancisco, July 30. — The
str. Dora which arrived from Outi-
alaskn late last night -brings word that
intelligence was received of the wrecking of the whaling schooner Ohio, at
Minivak, in Behring Sen, Juno 1st, of
this year. All hands were saved but
the vessel is a total wreck. The vessel and cargo were valued at §15,000.
The Dora also drought news of the loss
of the schooner Edward E. Webster,
which was lost on the north side of
Unga Island on the 28th of last June.
Tho orew wore all saved, but the vessel is a total loss.
San Fkancisco, July 30.—Alexander Frank, the owner of the
sealing schooner Black Diamond, flying the British flag, and which was
seized by tho TJ. S. Cutter Rush for
illegal sealing in Behring Sea, is in
the city. He pronounces tho seizure
an outrage, and says the facts of the
case will be presented to the minister of
marine at Ottawa, looking to tho re-
rease of the vessel.
Montreal, July 30.—Farmers from
Megantio district report pretty severe
frosts there at the end of last week.
No damage of consequence occurred.
Toronto, July 30.—John Kead,
charged with seduoing Sarah Ann
Hyde, married the girl in the police
station and the case was dropped
Montreal, July 30.—The gross
earnings of the Canadian Pacifio Railway for the month of June were §1,-
255,360 and working expenses §727,
893, loaving the net profits for the
month §527,462.
Montreal, July 30.—Tho seizure
of the schooner Black Diamond in
Behring's Sea caused a sensation horo.
This outrage, as it is called, coming
when assurances ere mado of friendly
relations between England and
America, raises much comment, and
government supporters demand an immediate call on the United States to
release tho schooner and full indemnity.
London, July 30.—It is announced
that Prince Albert Victor will start in
September for India, for a tour through
tho country of six monthB.
The Victoria Sealer "Black Diamond" Seized in Behring' Sea
by American Cutter.
The Triumph Boarded aud Searched, but Fools the Yanks and
Escapes with 300 Skins.
Wholesale Seizures to be Made.
(jeneral Consternation among:
Sealers ill Consequence.
A Cure forSinoll-l-ox.
A correspondent of the Stook ton
(Onl.) Herald gives the following as a
euro for small-pox. Out this out for
future reference:
"I herewith append a receipt which
has been used to my knowledge in
hundreds of casoa. It will prevent or
cure the small-pox, even though the
pittings are filling. When Jenner discovered the cow-pox in England, the
world of science hurled nn avalanche of
fame on his head; but when tho most
scientific school of medicine in the
the world—that of Paris—published
this receipt an a panacea for small-pox
it passod unheeded. It is unfailing
ns Into, and conquers in every instance.
It is perfectly hnrmlesa when taken
by n well porson. It will also cure
scarlet fever. Horo is tho receipt as I
havo used it and cured many children
of scarlet fevor. Horo it is as I havo
used it to cure the small-pox, when
learned physicians said the pationt must
"Sulphate of zinc, one grain; fox-
glovo (digitalis) ono grain; one-half a
teaspoonful of sugar, mix with two
tablospooilfuls of wator."
"When tlio nbovo has been thoroughly mixed add four ounces of
wator. Take a spoonful every hour.
Either disoaso wil! disappear iu twelve
hours. For a child, smaller doses according to ago. If counties would
compel physicians to uso thia, there
would bo no need of post-houses. If
you value advice and experience, uso
this for that terrible scourge."
An efl'eotual remedy for Bmall-pox is
said to have been found by n surgeon
in the British army in China. Tho
mode of treatment is as follows:
"When the preoeeding fover is at its
height, and just beforo the eruption
appears, tho chest is rubbed with
croton oil and tartaric ointment. This
causes tho whole eruption to appear on
that part of tho body, to the relief of
the rost. It also secures a full and
completo eruption, and thus prevents
tho diaenso from attacking the internal
organs." This is now tiio established mode of treatment in tho English
nrmy in China, and is regarded ns a
perfect cure.
Special to the Columbian.
Victoria, July 29.—Tho British
sealing schooner Triumph, owned by
E. Crow Baker, M. P., of thin city,
arrived from Behring Sea Sunduy
afternoon. She brings intelligence
that the schooner Black Diamond,
owned by Guttinan & Frank, of this
oity, was seized in Behring Sea July
Uth, Yuur correspondent interviewed Capt. McLean, of tho Triumph
last evening, and obtained tho following particulars:
"Thu Triumph entered Behring Sea
July 3rd,'lit 8 p.m. Ou tho Ilth wo
wero sighted by the American cutter
Rush, who ordered us to heavo to, hs
they wished tu come aboard. Wo had
no souls, and had nothing tu foar, so
wo did so. Lieut. Tuttle, two other
officers and u crew uf six men pulled
oil' from the RubIi ami made fast along
ido of tho Triumph, Lieut. Tuttle
came aboard alone und asked mo if I
had any seals, as ho had ordors to seize
my vessel if i had. I told him no.
He made a personal search of the vessel, but found nothing but supplies.
He accordingly told tua 1 could depart,
and advising me to leave Behring Sea,
as his oiders were positivo and he
would seize all vesaels found violating
the president's proclamation. Lieut.
Tuttle was the only person who boarded the Triumph, the balance of the
boat's orew remaining in the boat
alongside. Lieutenant Tuttle said
ho was very glad he was not
under the necessity of seizing me, and
acted vory courteously. He told me
he had seized the Victoria schooner
Black Diamond at 4 p.m. the same
day. He had put a prize crew aboard
with orders to proceed to Ounalaska,
the schooner to be tied up there, and
the crew sent to Sitka and imprisoned.
The Black Diamond had 104 skins.
Capt. Owens, of the Black Diamond,
was aboard the Triumph about 48
hours previous to the seizure."
Capt. McLean did not know how
many of a prize crew the Rush had
put aboard of the Black Diamond.
Lieut. Tuttle told Capt. McLean the
Black Diamond was the first vessel he
had seized. He had a hawser all
ready to tow the Triumph, apparently never thinking she would have no
seals. The weather was nearly calm
at tho time the seizure was made. The
vessel was seized about 60 miles weBt
of St. Paul's Island. No sealing
weather had been had up to the time
the Rush boarded the Triumph.
Capt. McLean saw several other sealing schooners in the sea, and it is more
than probablo a largo number of other
seizures have been made. He thinks
if other captains got wind of tho trou
ble they would immediately lenve Beh
ring Sea. The Triumph was fitted
out for an S month's cruise. She is one
of tho beBt vessels of the Victoria
None of the cuptains uor owners anticipated any seizures would be mado
this season, and the action of the
American cutter has caused great consternation. The Triumph made Cape
Flattery in six days. Tho information brought by tho Triumph was telephoned last uight to the cummander of
H. M.S. Champion at Esquimalt. Tho
Champion sails this morning for the
north, und will carry the news ti- Admiral Heneage,
A prominent sealing owner told
your correspondent not to be surprised
if the Black Diamond reached Victoria
within tho next few days. He said if
any of hia vessels were captured and a
prize crew put aboard, if thore. was
any chance at all, the schooner's crew
would retake the vessel and bring her
and her American prize crew to Viotoria, and on arrival here the matter
would be put into the hands of the naval authorities. The Triumph carried
31 men and an average orew of
sealers. It would take a pretty strong
prizo crew to hold the vessel. The
American cutter could only put a very
fow aboard each vessel. When the
cm tor gets out of Bight it would not be
hard to overpower the prizo crew and
head the vessel for Viotoria.
Great excitement prevails amongst
those interested in sealing and others,
and furthor news is anxiously awaited.
Tho Black Diamond wns Boized about
00 milos west of St. Paul's Island.
On July 13 tho Triumph spoko tho
ship Amerioa, bound from Sun Francisco for Port Clarence, with supplies
for whaling lleot.   All well.
It is now stated when the Triumph
was searchod by tho Americans, sho
had 800 seal skins hid in salt.
The str. Corona arrivod from Alaska
this morning. Sho reports the British
war ships were at Juneau. Sho hoard
nothing of any seizures.
A young man found a valise, this
morning in a ravine. It was labelled
Alox. Begg, Seattle. One side was
cut open and contained clothing and
cards engraved Alox, Begg, citizon,
Seattle. Tho other Bide of tho valise
is intact, and is abnormally heavy,
The polico havo not yet opened the
valise and the affair is considered most
Choice Family Groceries!
La"brad.or Herrings,
Ulaclserel, Salt Cod.,
Armour's TTnc. HZams,
Armour's TJnc. Bacon.
ZE-lo-ur. Bran. Snorts,
em.iw-iy Scoullar-Armstrong Block, Columbia St,
Cor. Columbia & Mary Sts.
Real Estate,
Insurance and Financial
LONDON, ENG. *o7 cannon st.
Farming Lands ■*Town Lots
A most curious and interesting
insect has lately been presented to
tho Zoological Gardens in London
by Lord Walsinglmm—namely, tho
Leaf Insect. This creature inhabits
tlio Seychelles, and it so exactly
roscuibles a leaf, that ovon when
pointed out in its glass caso it can
hardly be distinguished from its food
Business Property.
Lot facing on Columbia and Front Sts.,
in central portion of the city; several
buildings bring good rent—822,000.00.
Lot 4, Block 7, near Lytton Square,
611x132 feet, fronting on Columbia nnd
Front Sts.—$6,000.00.
Corner Lot on Columbia St., 33xGG feet—
Also—Lot and Building with BtocU of
Goods, ono of tho best business stands
in tho city.
ImprovedResidential Property
Lot 15, Block 13; two houses rented at
paying figuros-$-l,E0O.0O.
Houso and Lot on Lome St., near Columbia—81250,00.
Lots 4, 5 k 6, Block 10; good house,
garden, &c.; choice residenco property
Cornor Lot on Colnmbla St.; fenced and
House and Lot on Columbia St.; oneof
the finest residences in tho city—$7,-
Houso and Lot on Royal Avenue, near
Douglas St,—$2,000.00.
Houso and 3 Lots, corner Royal Avenue
and St. Patrick's St.; no bettor residence site in the city—$10,000.00.
1 acre, \vith 7 houses,
near the Park-
Vacant Residential Property.
Lot 1, Block 28; corner lot on Agnes St.?
line residence site—$1200.00.
Lots on St. Andrew's St., near Qucen'-s
Avenue—$500.00 eaoh.
Lots on Montreal, Douglas unci Halifax Sts., near Clinton St.: fine view*
and well situated—$360,00, 8:175.00,
Lot ou Melbourne
onr Clinton-
Lot fl, Sub-Block 10; fine resident
near Miry—-JG00.0O
near St. Andrew's;
near Melbourne—
Lots on Felham St.
Lot on Pclham St.
fine site—$500.00.
Lot on St. John's St.
Lot in St. Andrew's Square—$300.00.
Lots in Block fronting on Nortii Ann
road; finest chance in the market-for
residenco or speculation—$125.00' te
Lots in Subdivision of Lot 11, sub Block
12-$00.00 to $126.00.
Lots in Subdivision of Lot 17, sub-Block
13—S1GO.O0 oach.
Lots in Westminstor Addition at $15.00
to $50.00.
dwauSltc VOLUME 34.
NO. 31.
"Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday .Horning, July 31, I8SI).
A new difficulty, says the Com-
■ttArcial, has arisen in the ranching
i-iHistricts of Alberta, in the troubles
between the ranchers and homestead
-3Bttlers. It is not disguised that
.-file lar^*:: ranchers are adverse to
-.Ute, settlement of the country by
,'Su-mers, who come in to cultivate
-..■ibe soil and carry ou operations in
s&nning or mixed farming and stock
ataising. The ranchers, it is stated,
<-rould prefer to have the country re-
sastio. open and unsettled—a wide,
■mculti vated plain, over which their
' Sords could graze at pleasure. On
fhe   other   hand the people in the
• towns are naturally interested in
• swing the country more closely set
ified than it ever oan bo as a merely
mange region. Under the new sys-
sSem of leasing land to ranchers, in
sShe Northwest, settlers are permitted
la enter and homestead on such
Saased lands, and carry ou fanning
iopcrations thereon, notwithstandin:
•Sho existence of the lease. Parties
*»lding leases are required not to
.4hro\v auy obstacles in the way of
settlers entering upon suoh lands,
It now appears that some of the
large leaseholders are fencing their
Sstldings, and this is looked upon as
sn interference with settlers, or a
hindrance to the further settlement
-sjpoti leased lands. Certainly it
-would seem that actual settlers
3-rouU not care about homesteiiding
npon lands so enclosed, and if the
'•fencing of lands covered by lease is
ajuncl to be a hindrance to settlement, something should be done to
jjwvide a remedy therefor. When
it is stated that some of these leases
-cover as much as 100,000 acres of
laud, it will be seen that the question is a very important one. Any-
ttung which tends to retard the set-
-dement of such large tracts of land,
Aould be discouraged and removed
St possible. The settlement of large
feicta of grazing lands, suitable for
general farming purposes, in the in-
-teior of this province, is retarded,
and the progress of that portion of
Ae province checked, by similar
ssauses as obtain in Alberta. Im-
■aiense ranches are owned by a few
individuals, who cannot make an
•advantageous use of so much land,
/.-ite  the  country's interests at any
- ante.
"The German Reichstag has reoent-
/;% completed a scheme of insurance
■  '.Sir, workingmen, the operations  of
'   -whict. • will be watched tbe world
V over  with interest.   The idea was
*•.-arojected, it-is said, by the first em-
f    jieror in his message  of November,
;.   1881.    Briefly stated, William  I.
:     proposed  state   insurance  against
-sickness, against accident,  against
'incapacitation, and against old age.
The proposition was so novel and so
-UKtensive thut it astonished the empire and aroused   the  opposition of
fie critics.    But it has been gradually pushed through until to-day it is
Ae law of the land.   The first instalment was passed in 1888, and consist-
i«d of n system of insurance against
sickness.     Under    this   measure
-there is paid to   the government—
4two-tliirda by the workman himself
.and   one-third   by   his employer—
-from   one   and a half to two per
oent. of each man's average wages.
In the event of sickness the work-
-oian is furnished   with  medical attendance,   medicine,   and   medical
-.appliances free, and in addition, for
-a period of thirteen weeks, one-half
of his regular pay.   If it be neces-
- -sary to send the patient to a hospi-
ifirtl the proportion of the wages goos
'fo his dependents. In the following year the scheme was extended
m as to provide for state insurance
• against accidents. All trades in
•which there is exposure to especial
-tiaks, the building trades, farm employees, and sailors, are required to
participate in this class of insurance.
.ita. case of complete disablement
ihrouj;li ajcident the insured re-
aeives two-thirds of his actual wage
for life. For partial disablement
tiie pension is graduated according
fio tho iujury sustained. In tho
avent of death twenty days' wage is
given as burial money, and tho
•widow is granted twenty per cent.
ai the wages of the deceased, with
fifteen pur cent, additional for each
.ohild u- ler liftoen years of age—the
•whole uui; to exceed sixty per cent.
of tlie wages the deceased had been
earning. The measure adopted last
month is o, further extension of the
principle. It is compulsory, and
includes within its scope all persons
- above the age of sixteen, male and
i femalo, working in a dependent position. When it conies into operation in 1801 eleven millions of people will be insured under it. The
Byatom contemplates weekly payments, based upon tlio ago of the insured and his ability to pay. In the
cose of incapacitation or of old age
She insured receives a stated weokly
«un, large or small according to the
^amount he has paid in and tho num.
*ierof years he has been paying.
When England undertook to occupy Egypt, on behalf principally of
English capital invested there, it
took upon itself the fighting of
Egypt's battles,and abusy time it has
had of it for the laBt half a decade or
more. Since the failure of the Khartoum expedition to rescue General
Gordon, whose chief mission in the
Soudan was the suppression of the
nefarious Arab slave trade, the British and Egyptian garrisons in Lower
Egypt have been repeatedly harassed
by the otnboldenod hordes of the
desert—the fanatical dervishes and
the slave trading Arabs—who have
become the aggressors with a vengeance, and lately threaten boldly to
sweep the British from the country.
The native Egyptian soldiery is no
match, either in courage or fighting
qualities, for these fierce warriors of
the desert, who fear not even the
world conquering British, but before
whose equal courage and superior
discipline and armament they are
forced to succumb, even when far
outnumbering the latter. The message of Nad-El-Jumi, leader of the
dervishes, to General Grenfell, when
called upon to surrender recently,
illustrates very well the character
of these fanatics. Says Nad-El-Jumi:
"Your foroe is nothing to me, I am
sent to conquer the world and I
cannot stop. Now, I call upon you
to surrender; if you will do so, I
will protect you. Remember Hicks
Pasha and Gordon Pasha." The
troops in Egypt have been ablo to
check the late advance of the der
vishes, while scarcely strong enough
to drive them back into the interior,
and reinforcement have been sent to
Egypt, which, with the British and
Egyptian forces there, will in all
probability, except in the event of
an extraordinary movement of the
Arabs, be able to keep Nad-El-Jumi
from breaking loose upon tho world,
so that our local militia needn't become excited until further notice.
There is no reasonable doubt that
England can and will maintain a
sufficient force in Egypt to keep
these desert marauders and cutthroats pretty well in check; but
what is very desirable—and at the
same time extremely difficult and
expensive in such a country as the
Soudan, a fact amply demonstrated
by comparatively recent experience
—is that they should be once and
for all thoroughly "cleaned out" in
their strongholds in the far interior.
These dervishes and Arabs of Lower
Egypt or the Soudan are to-day the
great curse of Africa, It is by them
that tbe bloody and infamous slave
trade, which has lately been brought
to the horrified notice of the civilized
world, is carried on, and it is stated
that the present uprising is due tn
tbe fear of the Arab villains that
the slave trade is about to be wiped
out. The movement in Europe for
its suppression has greatly alarmed
them, and Germany bas been giving
the traders great trouble by her
blockade of the Zanzibar coast.
Therefore, they have conceived the
design of driving the English out of
Egypt and thus opening a new channel for their infamous traffic. Those
who are jealous of Great Britain's
occupation of Egypt have no reasonable ground for their jealousy, it
will be seen. Besides looking after
her own legitimate interests, Great
Britain is doing a service to the
world and to humanity, which would
be a most inestimable one if she
should utterly crush the Arab legions
and occupy the Soudan as well. It
is rather too much, however, to expect one power to undertake such a
task, and it is to be hoped that
there may soon be a concert of
action among the nations to wipe
out for ever this accursed slave
traffic, if in so doing they should
have to knock the whole raco of
Nad-EI-Jumis into a "cocked hat."
It may be expected that the international anti-slavery congress, called
by Cardinal Lavegorie to meet at
Lucerne, Switzerland, on the 4th of
August next, and to whicli all civilized nations have been invited to
send delegates, will result in some
united and feasible plan for crushing
the slave traffio forever in oppressed
and blood-stained Africa.
The Parnell commission—a freak
in its way—has taken another of its
intermittent vaoations—we are sure
it needs a rest, but not any worse
than the very weary publio—adjourning yesterday until the 24th
of October. On the 12th of the
carrent month, it will be remembered, Parnell and his associates formally withdrew from the commission, although consenting to continuo
to give evidence when required.
The withdrawal consisted in withdrawing their counsel, for the publ icly
assigned reason that tho commission
was not disposed to treat tho Parnellites fairly, and it was but assisting at a farce to continue tho caso
under such circumstances. The
particular incidont in the proceedings which caused Parnell to arrive
at this decision was the refusal of
J udgo Hannen, the presiding'justice,
to authorize the production, by the
Children Cryfor
Pitcher's Castoria.
secretary, Mr. Houston, of tho books
of the Loyal Patriotic Union—tin
organization of landlords principally,
and directly opposed in its objects
to the National League and Home
Rule. The ground ou which Judge
Hannen ruled against the production
of the books in question, it is understood, was that persons not before
the court would be thereby implicated—a rather flimsy pretext, and
one not sufficiently supported by
precedent, it is to be feared, to stand
in the way of important evidence
being obtained. Sir Oharles Russell, for the Parnellites, demanded
the production of these books, it
should be addod, and desired to
prove by them that the whole indictment contained in "Parnellism
and Crime" proceeded from tho
Loyal and Patriotio Union, and that
Pigott was used by that powerful
political organization to concoct tho
plan. Under all the circumstances,
the Parnellites would appear, on the
surface of things at any rate, to
have had a very good pretext for
withdrawing in disgust, as they did.
News correspondents to American
papers, according as they look at the
question through different political
spectacles, commend Parnell's action
in this matter, or decry it as uncalled
for and theatrical. A correspondent, who appears to be disposed to
be fair to both sides, has the following to say of the scene when Parnell
and his friends withdrew their case
from court, with some comments on
the incident: "Judge Day, on the
left, usually somnolent, was alert
and anxious. Judge Smith, on the
right, enjoyed it hugely. Judgo
Hannen, in the centre, had on an
air of offended dignity. On leaving
the court the correspondent had a
few words with Parnell. He said
they had acted deliberately. They
felt they had no alternative. 'No
begorra,' said Mr. Biggar, 'we could
not assist at the farce any longer.
Their decision to screen Houston
was only the culmination of a long
series of unfairness and partiality.
We should be fools to go on with
the judicial farce.' Mr. Biggar
seems to put the case too strongly.
Until the Houston incident there
had been nothing unfair. The judges
bave been biased, but not wilfully
unfair. Judge Hannen has certainly
tried hard to be entirely impartial.
No one can accuse Judge Day, for
he has apparently slept with impartiality all through. But the decision not to probe the Pigott conspiracy or inquire into the genesis
of the charges and all allegations,
certainly reduces the inquiry to a
farce, and the Irish members having
all tendered themselves for examination, and thus disproved the imputation of a desiro to shirk inquiry, are
quite right to withdraw." Whatever may be thought on this side of
the Atlantic of the different stories
that reach us as to tho fairness or unfairness of tho commission towards tho Parnellites,
it must be particularly gratifying to the "uncrowned king" himself, as well as to his followers—
and not a little significant as well of
spontaneous public opinion on the
merits of the case near the immediate theatre of the inquiry—that
throughout Great Britain, and not
by Irishmen alone, Parnell is held
in the highest admiration and
esteem, and enthusiastically honored
on all possible occasions—as witness,
for one instance, the cordial and
hearty presentation to him, the other
day, of the freedom of tho city of
Edinburgh—as a triumphantly and
perfectly vindicated patriot and
statesman. In the face of such testimonials, and of the famous Pigott
disclosures already made, the mere
formal report of tho commission, if
it should not be in accordance with
the judgment of tho people of Great
Britain, will carry very little practical woight.
Says an exhange: The Hev.
Hugh A. Pentecost, who announces
himself pastor of tho Ohurch of the
Holy Discontent, hus blossomed into a howling Anarchist. In a
harangue near Now York last Saturday he said : "So long as thero is a
millionaire you ought to be dissatisfied. I want to inflame your discontent to obtain your rights by socialism or somehow. Thore is enough
money in the country to givo every
man $5,000 a year. I do not sny
there should be a bloody revolution,
but I hope there will be a revolution,
even if it should be a bloody one."
The first election in the United
States under the voting system
which several states have copied
from the Canadian election acts will
be that for state officers in Massachusetts next full. In order that
the opponents of the reform may
not be ablo to make the now law a
failure a ballot act league has been
formed, which will take all possiblo
steps to render its provisions effective. It will look after all preparations, and take chargo generally of
all tho work that is to bo dono. It
is confidently expected that the reform will put an end in Massachusetts to many of the evils which
liavo long attended all election contests in tho United States.
(From Daily  Columbian, July 24.) ■
The contractor for the now Bushby
block has commenced hauling building
material to tho ground.
Mr. J. G. Jaques, chairman of the
board of works, is calling for the improvement of St. Andrews street.
Tho "Hub" has changed hands, Mr.
Tiornoy having disposed of his interest
therein to Mr. Lily, late of Seattle.
Tho old rectory is being rapidly demolished, and as soon as it is removed
the erection of the lino new residence
for Bishop Sillitoe will be commenced.
Bradshaw Ss Co., contractors for
the improvement of Agnes street, commenced work this morning and will
rush it through to a finish. Mr. Bradshaw expects to havo the contract
completed iu 30 days.
About daylight thia morning the
smoke on the river was so dense that
objects 50 feet distant could not be
discerned. Shortly after thu sun rose
tho smoke lifted, but it was not for
some hours lhat small crafts could
mako their way about the rivor with
The Royal City Planing Mills Co.
havo built a vory workman-like dredger
for keeping tho boom barth clear of
the matter that is constantly gathering in the form of silt on tho bottom
of the berth. Tho dredger does its
work perfeotly and is considered a
capital investment.
Messrs. James Orr, M. P. P., Isaac
J. Hayden and Benjamin Cory Petten-
gill, all of Vnncouvor, aro applying
for incorporation under the provisions
of the Company's Act, part II, Company's Act, 1878, as the Vancouver
Soap Co., limited liability. The capital of the company is placed at $40,-
000 divided into 4,000 of §10 each.
The now tug Active, of the Royal
City Planing Mills Company is rapidly
approaching completion and will be
ready for her trial trip in a week or
ten days. Her machinery is nearly
all fitted in, and the workmen have
only the finishings to complete. The
upper works are well advanced and
will be completed by the end of the
Mr. A. Dick, inspector of mines,
has returned from a business trip to
the anion colliery at Oomox, Coal is
being brought on much faster than was
anticipated and already 49 cars of 24
tons each have been brought to tho
surface, 30 of which are at the wharves
ready for loading on the arrival of the
steamship San Mateo which is expected
the first of next week.—free Press,
The Buckeye Bnn.
Tbe notice which we publish elsewhere, formally announcing the resignation of Mr. John Hendry as mayor
of tho city, will be read with surprise
and regret by nearly overy citizen.
Mr, Hendry gives as his reason for resigning that it has been insinuated
that he, as a member of the Westminster Southern Railway Company, desires to further the interests of the
railway at the expense of those of the
city. It may certainly be a little awkward for Mr. Hendry to be a member
of the railway company and of the city
council at tho samo time, but wo believe, however hiB opinions on railway matters may clash with thoso of
any of his colleagues in the city council, that he is sincerely seeking the
city's best interests in both capacities. Those who diffor with him, of
courso, may be equally honest; but it
is to bo regretted that any such unjust insinuations as aro hinted at in
the mayor's published resignation
should have been expressed. Our
readers will be as much in the dark as
we are as to the immediate cause that
eventuated in Mr. Hendry's resignation. A caucus meeting of this council,
at whicli railway matters were'disoussed
was, we believe, held last nl'feht, but
the proceedings, of course, were private. When thoy shall transpire more
light will be thrown upon tho subject.
It is extremely regrettable that Mr.
Hendry should consider it necessary
for him to resign the pusitiou of mayor,
which, it is not too much to any, he
has filled with uniform nnd goneral
satisfaction. All will hope that it may
bo possiblo for him to ovontually withdraw his resignation.
Alderman Uconllar KcsIrhs.
As wo go to press tho resignation of
Aid. E. S, Scoullar, as a member of
tho city counoil, is hnnded in for publication. The resignation will appear
in another column.
Kcrclslrr Yonr -fumes.
The municipalities throughout tho
district of New Westminstor Bhould
awaken to tho fact that if thoy wish to
speak with a strong voico at the noxt
olections they will have to soo that
tlieir names aro properly registered,
and that without delay. The municipal councils should follow the oxample
set them by Wesfminstor and Vancouvor, and appoint voto collectors to
havo evory person entitled to vote
duly registered. There is not much
time tn spare nnd if our country frionds
wish to bo able to vote they will havo
to act quickly.
"Jumbo" Fisk, murderer of the
squaw Natalie, was Bentoncod to 14
years in Stoney Mountain penitentiary, yesterday. The judgo stated
tliat owing to his frionds and rolativos,
but cspocially his aged mothor's pleadings, he would be lenient with hiin,
Salmon wero nearly up to thoir proper standard last night, nnd the run
during the wholo night waa excellent.
The lish commenced jumping about
sunset and this was taken as un indication of a good run, and tho aigns
proved correct. The boats averaged
100 fish each during the night, though
many got double this number, but the
continued small catch on the North
Arm kept the general average dowu.
To-day the fiah continued to run freely and the catches were fairly good.
The canneries are very busy packing
the fish, but are by no moans taxed to
their full capacity.
A large Transfer.
The London branch oflico of Rand
Bros., of this city and Vancouver, concluded yosterday ono of tho largest
real estate transactions ever made in
Vancouvor property. The transfer
was that of the wholo Dupont estate
to the Vuncouver City Land Co., of
London, England, tho consideration
being -"130,000. The lands concluded
in tho transfer are the twentieth interest in tho Vancouver Improvement
Company, a twentieth interest in the
Hastings Saw Mill Company's property, 82 lots in district 184,10 lota in
distriot 185, 20 lots in 200 A, 67 lots
in distriot 196 and 8 blooks in 264 A.
Masonic Presenlntliin.
Monday night the M.W.Grand Master, Bro. J. S. Cluto. with soveral membors of thogrundlodge, waited on the V.
W. grand chaplain, tho bishop of New
Westminster, nt his residence nnd presented him with a handsome pieco of
plate in the shape of an ice tankard,
tray and drinking cup. Upon the lid
of tho tankard was engraved tho following : Presented to Rt. Rev. Bro.
A. W. Sillitoe, Grand Chaplain, by
the M. W. Grand Lodge A. F. Ss A.
M., B. O. R. "For eminent services
rendered the craft." The grand chaplain accepted the gift and made a very
eloquent and suitable acknowledgement, after whioh the visitors were
entertained by the bishop nnd  Mrs.
 • «, . .
A BleU rind.
A rich find of mineral paint has
been made on Harrison Lako, about
20 miles from the hot springs. T, N,
Scripture and Brown Bros, are the
lucky owners of the claim. The find
consists of rich sienna earth and is
pronounced by expert judges to be of
very superior quality. The supply ia
Baid to be practically inexhaustable,
and it can be placed on tho market at
handsome profit and at a very low
cost. The owners are organizing a
company to work the olaim, and we
hope soon to hear of itB successful formation and speedy announcement of
operations. If this paint proves all
that is expected of it, the mine will be
ono of the most valuable and profitable
in the province. The next thing on
the tapis will be a rush of prospectors
to Harrison Lake, and thero is no telling what valuable discovories will be
The New Hospital.
The trustees of tho Royal Columbian hospital mot yesterday afternoon
to open and consider the tenders
which had been received on Messrs.
Clow Ss Maelure's previously accepted
plan for the new hospital building to
be erected in Sapperton suberb. The
following throe tenders had been received : Turnbull & Working, $13,-
175; R. B. Bell, 812,890; VV. D. Purdy, 812,250. Mr. Purdy'a tondor, being the lowest, waB accepted. The
work will bo commenced immediately,
nnd the contract calls for the completion of tho building by the tirst of December. The new hospital will bo a
most complete and convenient modern
structure in every respect. Such a
building for Ihe purpose haa been a
crying necessity for a long time, and
the trustees are to be congratulated
upon the success which has so far attended their energetic efforts in this
laudable work.
Tlie Kuslilir IHnrli.
Tho now Bushby block, tho contract for tho erection of which was
awarded to Mr. S. E. Bums yosterday, will bo one of tho finest buildings
in tho city. It will face on Columbia,
MoKenzie and Front streets, having a
frontage of 66 feet on tho former, 132
feet on McKonzio stroot nnd 33 feet
on Front stroot. It will bo 3 stories
high, with basement, on Columbia
Btreet and 2 stories, with basement on
Front stroet. The building will be
built of hrick with stone facings and
solid walls. At each corner of the
building a handsomo turret, will bo
placed, which gives tho wholo a very
attractive appearance. The turret at
tliu corner of McKonzio ami Oolumbia
streets will be particularly fino, and ns
the top of it will stand 56 foot from
the ground it will easily bo understood
how imposing it will look. Tho corner building has been leased by the
Bank of Montreal, and it will be moat
handsomoly fitted up for tho purposes
required. The size Df tlto bank quarters will bo 21x60 on the first floor,
which space will ba divided into counting room, private offices aud officers
quarters. Mr. A, J. Toilme, of the
Club, has leiiBod the remaining portion
of tho building facing on Columbia
and McKonzio Btreets, nnd when ho
has it completely furnished and open
for business it will bo, without exception, the finest restaurant nnd privato
hotel in the provinco and unequalled
by any on tho Pacifio coast. The
building will bo completed and ready
for occupation about tho end of Novembor.
Absolutely Pure.
Thla powder never varies, A marvel of
purlty.atrenKth and wholesonienei-is. More
economical than the ordinary kinda, and
cannot be sold In compel itlon with the
multitude of low test, short weight alum
or phosphate powders, Sold only in cans.
Royal Baking Powder Co., 106 Wall St.,
New York. Sfely
In the Estate of Loftus It. McInnes,
ugainst the --state of tlie late Loftus
H. Mcluues are hereby notified that unless their claims nre furnished to'the
Executor, James A, Robinson, before the
expiration of threo months from this
dato, the Executor will uot bc responsible
for their paympiif. All debts due the estate to be paid at once.
Dated this Sth day of June, 1830.
Je8-dwl-wm3 New Westminster.
Corbett & Kennedy,
■W-A.lt H.
Front Street,      New W estminster,
above line, we respectfully solicit a
share of the trade, and trust by careful
attention to*orders and moderate charges
to merit the same. Experienced workmen; satisfaction guaranteed.
Estimates furnished for Galvanized Iron
Cornice, Roofing, Plumbing, Gas-fitting,
Steam and Hot Water Heating, fto.
MT Entrance to promises on Mary St.,
Ic roar of Bank of B, 0, dwmhotc
Samuel Mellard,
Dealer ln Cutlery, Earthenware,
Books, Stationery and Medicines.
land Agent, Conveyancer, and
Notary Public.
Agent for "The Columbian."
Post Offlce Address, Chilllwhack.
Bank of Montreal.
CAPITAl (all paid up),  •  $11,000,000
RKST,       -       •       -       6,000,000
Head Office, - Montreal.
sot I). A. SMITH, K, c. si. G.-Prosldent.
G. A. DKUMMOND, Kso.-Vli'e-Prostdont
W.J. BUCH ANA N-Geneml Manager,
Eng.; New York, Chicago, nnd in all
the principal cities mut towivi in Canada.
Interest allowed on special deposits,
Managhii, Vuncouver.
Suii-Aoent, New Westminster,
Merchant '1 aiSor
Black & Fancy Worsteds
Striped and Check
Opp. Colonial Hotel
Columbia St.,   •   New Wkstminstbb.
Family Groceries
I'olmuliln Slreet,       New IVi'siinlnnter.
mtmtMtntmmn VQLUME 34.
NO. 31.
Weekly British Columbian
Wcilnesilay Moraine, ,lnlj- ill, I8SII.
Grasshoppers are said to bo eating up everything on Kansas farms
except the mortgages.
Dr. tlradenigo, of the University
of Padua, has successfully transplanted tho cornea from the oyo of
a barn fowl into a human eye.
There is something nice about tho
balance of trade. For instance, the
farmer comes to the city loaded with
hay and returns home loaded with
The little girl who wrote ou her
examination papers, "The interor of
Africa is principally used for tho purpose of exploration," was wiser than
she thought,
It is stated that the people of the
United States use annually about
seven postal cards for every man,
woman and child ; that is to say,
their consumption for a year reaches
American machinery in many
respects seems unsurpassed, yet it is
stated that Great Britain exports
$50,000,000 worth in a single year
as compared with less than $10,000,-
000 exported by the U. S.
The Shah is not a fool. When
told that Mr. Gladstone was about
to celebrate his fiftieth marriage
anniversary, he snid :—"lt is better
to live fifty years with one woman,
than ono year with fifty women."
Would-be reporter (sliding into the
sanctum)—"Have you got un opening for ine, sir"" Editor—"Yes,
indeed. Take hold of that ring in
the floor and pull. There's a trapdoor there. It won't hurt you
Littlo Tommy—Can I ent another
pieco of pie! Mamma (who is something of a purist)—I suppose you
can. Tommy (seeing the point)—
Well, may II Mamma—No, dear,
you may not. Tommy—Darn grammar, any way.
A curious instance of the far-
reaching distress growing out of the
Johnstown flood comes from England. A London paper says 500
Cornwall families are reported to be
wearing crape for relatives lost in
the Oonemaugh valley.
Nothing small about him,—Father
of seven daughters (beamingly)—
"Yes, indeed, I assure you such an
interview with a young man of your
exemplary character is a positive
pleasure. Which ono may it be 'I"
Mormon suitor—'"Sir, I would not
break up this family ; I'll take 'em
all, sir."
The lively and enterprising eity
of Ton'tlto, Canada, has entered tho
lists as n candidate for the proposed
world':: fair, and thn New vTork
Tribune says that in the unlikely
event of the fair not being held in
some American oity, it knows of no
place more desirable than the metropolis or' Ontario.
Pari-; eats a vast quai (tity of snails.
Every day 90,000 pounds are sont
to the city from tho gardens of Burgundy, Champagne, Provence, and
Poitou, where thoy are specially
reared for this purpose. Thoy are
not only eaten its a dolicacy, but
also on account of their highly nutritious qualities.
Taking a man who buttons on
his collar every morning a statistician hns found out that by the time
the man has reached the ago of sixty
he has devoted no less than two
years, ten months, threo weeks nnd
threo and throe-quarter days to the
operation, or to actions directly arising out of the process.
Tho laud on whieh the battlo of
Tewkesbury took place—1 piece of
ground about fifty acres in exteut—
is to bo offorod for sale. Small as it
is, there are not ninny spots more
memorable in England than the field
whereon tho long struggle between
the housos of York nnd Lancaster
was brought to a close.
New York, Chicago, Philadelphia
and Washington aro pushing their
claims as the best placo for tho great
World's Pair of 1892. They should
all have a fair hearing. Whichever
one has tho enterprise to build a
tower twice as big as the Eiffel
Tower of Paris may expect to win
the Pair of St. Christopher. Chicago
has started the tower agitation
Thero is a curious musoum at St.
Petersburg to which access is not
easily obtained, It contains all the
invporial, state and private carriages,
but the most interesting amoung all
is the brougham in whioh Alexander
II. was Itillod. The back of it is all
ruins, and inside it looks quite dreadful, Ouo of the cushions, however,
is still quite good. Hera und thoro
splashes of mud nre on it.
The St, Paul nnd Minneapolis
Pioneer Press, in speaking of the
English sparrow, which is causing |
considerable trouble in somo pints of
tho States, says : To sum it nil up,
tho English sparrow is here, He
refuses logo homo or ho coerced.
He is 1'iliblo. Therefore, wo will
eat him when caught, and thus
settle the vexed question.
A london paper says that all tho
people now living in the world, or
about 1,400,000,000, could find
standing room within the limits of
a field ten miles square, and by aid
of a telephone could be adduossed by
a single speaker. To successfully
carry out such an uiidctuking would
attract a large crowd no doubt, but
wu fear the scheme is impracticable,
remarks another ootemporai-y,
"Tho court functionaries at Borlin
and St. Potersburg have boen dire-
fully disappointed," says London
Truth, "by the 'presents' which tho
Shah distributed on leaving those
oities. Diamond snuff-boxes, watches
rings, and jeweled swords were confidently expected, but. In and behold ! the Shah contented himself
with giving awny a number of photographs nf himself, oneloned in silver-
gilt frames of vory moderate value."
O, pshaw!
Mrs. Du llie—Johu, my dressmaker, arrived to-day, und I. must
have the materials to morrow. Mr.
DuJIle—Eh! What? You said you
had written to her not to como until
next month. Mrs. Du III,:- -Yes, I.
did, but she never got the letter.
Mr. Du llie (clasping his hand to
his breast pocket)—Woman, this is
a plot, a vile plot! If you had really
wanted her to stay away you would
have handed lhat letter lo the post,
man yourself; and wouldn't have
given it to me to mail.
The largest organ in the world,
says an exchange, has just beon
constructed by tiie Messrs. Hill it
Son, of London, England. It wns
made for the Town hall of Sydney,
New South Wales, at a cost of 875,-
000. The instrument has 126
sounding stops, and possesses the
extraordinary novelty of a pedal
reed stop of sixty-four feet sounding
length. The wind supply is maintained by a gas engine of great
power. Wo have some very windy
"organs" in this country that are
also run by "gus," but they havo no
such tilings ns "stops" when they get
onto a particular tune.
It is gratifying to learn, says the
Montetary Times, that in the provinces of Prince Edward Island,
New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia
the hay crop is abundant. This
crop is to tho maritime provinces
what tho wheat crop is to those of the
west; and it is in the highest degree
satisfactory to know thnt it is this
yenr an excellent showing. In
many districts the farmers are now
woll on with tlieir haying. From
Manitoba, unfortunately, the accounts are not so good; but it is
possiblo that before harvest there
may be a change for the better. In
Ontario cereals are promising well.
There is but little doubt that
aluminum is destined to be tho
metal of the future and will riispla.'i?
iron and steel as surely as electricity
is displacing gns and steam. Aluminum exists wherever there is a clay
bank. Formely tho cost of reducing
it to a metallic form was excessive,
but now the electric current is utilized in its production, which is daily
being effected at a cheaper rate.
Aluminum is a soft white metal
which never rusts. It is little more
than one-third the weight of iron,
and, combining well wiih other
metals, it becomes, when alloyed
with copper, harder tlinn steel,—Ex.
Japan is becoming a cotton manufacturer : 114,633 spindles, 1580
men and 3101 women, and 7,398,
261 pounds of cotton weroemployed
in the manufacture last year. These
are rapid increases on figures for
previous years ; yet the quantity nf
yarn imported from Great Britain
and Iniliaincreasos still more rapidly.
In millions of pounds the imports
were -J1.I- in 1886, 33' iu 1887, and
47'- in 1888. In spite of the cheapness of labor and of Japan producing raw cotton, Japanese yarns are
still an average of 2d. per pound
dearer than the British yarns at the
port of entry, nnd nbont 3d. clearer
than the Indian yarns.
Whenever careful and reliable
statistics have been obtained it is
found that more male than female
children have been born. In Great
Britain, where the returns lire nearer
perfection than elsewhere, the proportion for tho last ten years was
found to bo 1,041 males to 1,000
females, It is singular faot, however,
that tho mortality among tho male
children is greater, so that the equilibrium is restored in ten years, and a
census of cnildren of that ago shows
tho sexes to bo equal, From that
nge onward, owing to the more
perilous occupations of males, to
losses in war, etc, tho proportion of
females begins to increase, until the
the final census in England shows
1,000 womon of all ages to 949
The naturalization bill which the
French has recently passed makes
a ohango in the law whieh is of
groat importance to foreigners, says
an exchange. Hitherto the Frencli-
born son cf a foreigner only became
Fronch ou milking a formal demand
within the year following that in
which ho attained his majority.
Under the new law he wiU. if residing in Franco when ho attains his
majority, be considered aFronclimnii,
nud lillie lo military service unless
within a year he makes a declaration
i:: '.lie ooutrary, and also notifies his
own government of his wish to preserve the nationality of his parents.
It is thought in England that ignorance of this legislation will bring
trouble to the sons of many English
workingmen who are residing in
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then take n woll seasoned "situation," carefully remove nil traces of
probability, end add to the mixture
with plenty of spice. Pour into
moulds commonly used for this
purpose. A littlo froth skimmed
from other literature makes an ornamental finish.
The Vienna correspondent of the
London Times says, Juno 14: A
novel institution which hns not beon
tried iu any country in Europe, is
going to be introduced into Austria
for the benefit of the travelling public of this country. To-morrow railway lending libraries will lie opened
at about forty stations of the Western State Railway. The books are
in six languages—English, French,
German, Italian, Hungarian, and
Bohemian, and will be lent at the
rate of 2d. or 'Id. por week, the
volumes to bo returned at any station where there is a bookstall.
Within the next two months from
150 to 200 such libraries are to be
opened on the various lines in Austria. The undertaking has been
launched liy an English company
called tbe "globus."
Speaking of the Manchester canal,
a news correspondent says: Anyono unconvinced by a sight of the
canal itself that tho task of making
it is a serious one would assuredly
be converted if ho saw the plant and
machinery at work. Though the
canal 13 only 35 miles long, there
are about 200 miles of railway line
laid down on or near its banks, and
150 locomotives are at work upon
thom to remove the soil dug out by
15,000 human and 80 steam navvies.
One of theso latter has been
known beforo now to feed full 650
railway wagons, holding four cubic
yards apiece, in the course of a day.
But when there are 50,000,000
cubic yards to be excavated 2,600
is a mere (lea bite. In all the plant
on the ground at the present moment is valued at upward of .£700,-
If there is any place in America
where an American feels that he is
in a foreign land, it is in Milwaukee, sayn America. A drive
through the streets is like a drive
through a Gorman city. Most of
the signs arein German, and those in
English announce that some Teuton
is engaged in business, and desires
the patronage of the few Americans
who still reside there. In fact a
person unacquainted with the German tongue has some difficulty in
making his way about. He is confronted with cab drivel's and car
conductors who speak only a few
words of English, and if lie wishes
to take a drive in the country, his
way is barred by a toil gate, tho
keeper of which cannot inform him
of tho amount of his toll in what is
generally considered to be the language of the United States.
Says the Pall Mall, Gazelle :—
There has been issued a report on the
Bluebook of Heligoland for the year
1888, which is simply an idyllic
state papor. Last year the revenue
of the island, with its population
of something over 2,000, was a trifle
over .£8,000, and the expenditure
over £7,000. Since 1887 there has
been no public debt. There is very
little serious crime in the colony,
and by consequence no regular gaols.
The number of summary convictions
for offences against the person iu
1888 was three, as compared with
one in 1887, and four in 1886 for
offences against proporty. There
were two convictions in 1888,
against none the previous year, but
of other offences there were no convictions in 1888, whilo there were
seven in the previous year. In connection with the prevalence of crime,
it is interesting to learn that education is compulsory in Heligoland
for children between the ages of six
and fourteen.
In the repoi t of United States
Consul Griffin, stationed at Sydney,
tho consul tells of a remarkable custom of the inhabitants of New Britain, as follows: "The inhahitantF,
it is said by Wallace, havo a peculiar custom of confining their girls
into cages until they are old enough
tobe married. The custom is said
to be peculiar to the people of New
Britain. The cages are made of
twigs of the palm tree, and the
girls are put in them when only
two or three years of age. The
Rev. George Brown established a
Wesleyan mission in New Britain
in 1876, and 1 learu from him that
these cages are buiit inside of the
houses, and that the girls are never
allowed to leave the house under
any circumstances. The houses are
closely fenced in with a sort of wick-
erwork made of reeds. Ventilation
under the circumstances is rendered
very difficult. The girls are said to
grow up strong and healthful in
spite of these disadvantages.
Special to the Columbian,
Victoria, July 27.— Tho str. Sardonyx arrived from the nortii last
ovening, She had thirty-six thousand
cases of salmon from the British-
American P. Co. and Windsor P. Co.
Fishing operations are boing actively
pushed at Queen Charlotte banks,
black cod being veiy plentiful. The
salmon run is light at Naas and
Skeena. Howover, a fair pack will be
made. Following was the total pack
up to the calling of the steamer at tho
different points: July 17—Rivers
lnlot Canning Co., 7000 casos; Wan-
ntick Packing Co., Rivers Inlet, 0,-
000. July 10—MoLennan's Cannery,
Naas River, 5200 oases; Findlay, Durham & Brodio, Nans River, 2500;
Cascade PackiiiKCo., Naas, 1500. July
21—Inverness cannery, Skoena, 7000;
liritish-American Packing Co.,Skeena,
8500; Cunningham's, Skeena, 8000;
Windsor Packing Co., Skeena, 7000;
Balmoral cannery,Skeena,liOOO; North
Paciiic Packing Co., 7000. July 25—
Alert Bay Packing Co., 4000.
A tourist who was reported as having fallen through a crevice in an
Alaskan glacier, whilo photographing,
came down on the "Albatross." Tho
wholo thing was a put up job to advertise their photographs.
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway.
Chicago, 111., U. S. A.,
Jan. 17th, 1889,
This is to certify that 1 have
used a few barrels of the
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P. 8.—-All orders from the upper country promptly attended to.
For First-class Family Groceries and Provisions, go to
SINCLAIR'S,     ■     Columbia Street.
New Goods arriving all the time. A nice lot of CHRISTIE S
CRACKERS & BISCUITS just to hand. New SYRUPS, MOLASSES, etc., etc.   Call and get prices. dwtc
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and can say that it is the finest
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Groceries and Provisions
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Boots & Shoes!
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Engineers, Boiler Makers, ant! Iron and Brass Founders
-■-.-.   ory, aro in a position to undertake tho construction and repairs of Marine
mid Stationary Engines nnd Boilers, Milling, Mining nml Cannery
Machinery, as well as Castings and Eoi'gillgS of ovory description.
Estimates given; nil work guaranteed.
NO. 31.
Weekly British Columbian
Wcilnesduy Morning, July ill, is»n.
They Wiinlnl lllnrty.
Wednesday afternoon two prisoners
employed in tho chain gang under
Constable Hamilton mado a despomte
attempt to escape. (Ino was n man
named Brown, who is serving out a
sontonco for the larceny of a watch
from William Gamier. The other is a
nogro who was arrostod on tho ship
America tor a cutting affair, ami has
another charge hanging ovor hiin for
assaulting Captain Gibson. Immediately on tho alarm being givon sovoral
parties joined in tho search. Dr. Davis happened along with his clog "Chippie" and tho dog running up to a tree
commonced barking and growling,
which aroused tho suspicions of tlio
guard, who, looking up, discovered Ins
man hiding in tho branches of the tree.
Being ordered to come down ou pain
of being shot if he rofused, he obeyed,
and it was found the negro, tho more
clesperatd of the two, had been captured. The search fur Brown was
continued, but up to tho time of going
to press ho had not been captured.
When last seen he was running ut full
speed undor tho trestle work nonr the
Oalodonian picnic grounds—Nanaimo
Free Press.
Deliberate Attciiinl nt Murder.
Lato nt niglit on Monday, tho 15th
inst. nt Kootenay, some desperado unknown tired a bullet from u rillo
through a window in tho houso of Mr.
J. G. Norris, collector of customs for
that district. The ball passod within
a few inches of his head and rebounded from a log to tho othor sido of tlio
bedroom. Scores of minors and others
have enjoyed the hospitality of Mr.
Norris, who can truly be described as
"a kindheartcd, good natured man."
Everybody ju the district says it was a
deliberate attempt to commit murder
and that the man who fired the shot
knew well where the collector's head
was resting at tho time. Many are
also of the opinion that it was a
cool attempt to create a vacancy In the
customs department, and the quostion
is raised: "Has anyone applied to
the govornmont for tho oflice held by
Mr. Norris ?" Many of our rusdors
will remember that at ono period of
his life this gentleman represented the
whole Dominion in England when ho
appeared in tlio royal presence as tlio
bearer of an invitation to his Royal
Highness, the Prince of Wales. Surely
the authorities at Kootenay will make
diligent enquiry and try to discover
the wretch who has deliberately attempted to murder this inoffensive
Banff Anthracite Conl ftlliics.
Ex-Mayor McLeod Stewart is now
on his way home, having sold the
anthracite coal mines at Banff, owned
by tho Canadian-American Co., to an
English syndicate, of which Messrs.
Rothschilds aro the bankers, for the
sum of a million nnd a half dollars.
Tho mines wero originally secured by
Messrs. Hector Cameron and Jas.
O'Connor, of Toronto, for §28,750.
The Canadian-American Co. purchased
from thom for §27,000 in cash and a
large nmount of paid up stock. Among
the Canadian shareholders may be
mentioned Mr. McLeod Stowart,
Major John Stewart, Mr. Sanford
Fleming, Mr. Edward Griffin, Mr. Jas.
O'Connor and Mr. W. B. Scarth, M.
P. Tho whole procoeds of tho sole,
after deducting all expenses of commissions, travelling, eto., will bo divided between tho shareholders in tho
rate of thoir stock. It is stated on
good authority that the Stewart family
hold more thnn one-half interest in
the property. Tho new syndicate has
stooked the company for §5,000,000,
and intend to push tho working with
great vigor. Thoy will establish a
lino of steamers between Vancouver
and tho southorn portion of the continent for the conveyance of their
coal. Mr. Stowart, who reoeived valuable assistance from Sir Charles Tupper
ln making the sale, is expected here
towards the ond of the month, nnd
will presido at the annual meeting of
the Anthracite Coal Co., which will bo
held at Banff on August 12.—Empire.
Maple Rlflgc Council.
The seventh regular mooting of tho
council was held on July Oth. Pro-
Bent, the reeve and Councillors Stevenson, Parkinson, Callaghan and Isaacs.
Minutes of previous meeting read and
adopted. Communication received
from Mr. Nelson re road work, filed.
From Harris Ss Co., re oreamory, clork
to ask Harris Ss Co. to explain tho location of land wanted for erection of
building; from Dr. Fagan, nccount for
services, clork instructed to arrange
with Dr. Fagan ns to payment of sumo;
from Mr. Smedly, re statute labor, potition granted. Coun. Ferguson waa
notified to examine bridgo over Lillooet rivor in his ward, and have necessary repairs mado. Statute labor
amendment by-law passed third reading. Wm. Nelson was authorized to
cut and clear brush and woeds from
cemetery. Coun. Isaacs gavo notice
that nt next meeting ho would bring in
a by-law to cancel gazette of road on
quarter section line, section 20. The
following accounts wore ordered paid :
D. L. Wobber, §73.50; Mrs. Smith,
§18.00. Council then adjourned till
next regular meeting.
Mrs. Wm. Martin, a widow of Kingston, Ont., had a savage encounter
with a burglar, who entered her residenco Thursday night through a back
window. She was beaten over the
hoad with tho butt end of a pistol in
the hands of tho robber. Marshall 0.
Twitchell, son of the United States
consul, wns afterwards arrested, and
admitted he was tho burglar at Mrs.
Martin's. His friends say ho is
Liile liesimtclit'S.
noous iiirr-Eiis.
London, July 22. —Excitotncnt over
the latest Whitcchnpol niurder is dying out, despite tho efforts of tho polico
to show thoir activity by arresting all
kinds of ragged men on slender suspicion, and by assisting news agencies
to send exaggerated Btories of stabbing
affrays aB fresh exploits of tho Ripper;
two assaults which startled tho town
Saturday morning had nothing in common with the Whitechapel crimes, oxcept that they took place in that vicinity, nmong tho same class of people.
They woro morely a little blood letting
by two drunken sailors who tried to
provent themsolves from being robbod
by a dissolute woman. Ono of them
was so brutal that if there had not
been somo interference on the part of
the police ho surely would havo been
strung up to the nenrest lamp post. As
far as the capturo of tho roal While-
chapel assassin is concerned, tho police
ure utterly at sea.
Lonuon, July 23.—At tho opening
of tho Parnell commission to-day, Parnoll was callod to tho witness Btand.
In answer to questions the Irish leader denied lhat nny lotters betwoen himself and Mr. Harris had been withhold
whon he submitted his correspondence
to the rimes counsel. All letters had
been sont to Solicitor Soames. Attorney-general Webster intimated that
he would call to the stand overy witnoss whoso testimony was necessary
to assist him in tracing tho books of
the Land League. Mr. Parnell doposed
that ho had instructed his solicitor,
Mr. Lewis, to subpeona Mnlonoy to
produce tho books. The witness was
unable to Bay what amount of leaguo
money Egan and the other trustees of
tho leaguo had invested in his name in
Franco. In October, 1882, Egan sent
witnoss the accounts of the relief fund
showing the expenditure to bo £50,-
000, leaving a balanco of £31,900.
witness said ho had takon no steps to
discover documents relating to the
ladies' league nor would he. Henry
Labouchere, ho suid, had brought from
America from Egan valuable clues regarding the Pigott forgeries. Presiding Justice Hannen hero asked witness,
"Would you instruct your Puris bankers to produco tho account of tho trnst
fund!" Mr. Parnoll said, "I deoline
to give any information concorning
suoh fund to either friond or foo."
MR. smalley's cable.
London, July 24.—It would surprise you to hoar Mr. Macdonald is
still manager of tho Times. Ho was
believed to havo resigned soon nfter
tho collapse of the Pnriioll letters.
"Retired on a pension," snid gossips
of the profession. The gossips woro
wrong, he has not retired on a pension,
but is still managing the news and
business of tho paper, which he did so
muoh to iujuro. Mr. Walter, of course,
cannot sever his connection with the
great paper, part of which he owns
and all of which ho prints. Ho is,
I hear, in good spirits and still hopeful of making out a case against Mr.
Parnell, still convinced some of the
letters are genuine, nnd still expecting
some other letters not forged this time
may turn up beforo tho inquiry is over.
Meanwhile the leading journal seems
to lead us many peoplo as beforo. Its
business is as profitable as before,
though its dividends aro less for tho
obvious reason that a great part of the
profits go into the pockets of lawyers,
Tho thoughtful minority read the
paper with less faith than formerly in
its infallibility, but thero is little to
show that its genoral prestige is impaired, or its circulation diminished or
its authority as an oracle of the commanding classes weakened.
London, July 24.-Tho houso of
commons colonization committee will
bo unable to conclude its enquiry before tho rising of parliament. Therefore it has beon decided morely to report the evidence and recommend the
re-appointment of tho committeo next
BeBsion. Mr. Alexandor Begg explained his proposal to scttlo the Crofters in British Oolnmbia, but no action is likoly to be taken until the committeo reports next year. It ie suggested that tho government welcomes
this further shelving of the question.
Tho house of commons accepted tho
government proposal iu the Scotch
local government bill, enabling county
councils to advanco money to be borrowed on securities at low rates in aid
of emigration or colonization. Tho
radical membors resisted, but tho
clause was adopted by a large majority.
Mr. Ritchio, presidont of tho local
government board, urgod that the
Crofter settlement iu the Northwest
hud proved ominontly ouccossful.
Monoy oould bo very properly spent
in tho furtherance of this settlement.
Chicaoo, July 24.—Ever sinco Martin Burko was arrested in Winnipeg
and began his tight against oxtradition,
Judge Longnecker and Chief of Police
Hubbard have beon puzzled as to
whero the money camo from to enable
him to hire expensive lawyers. Today it was learned ftom Assistant
States Attorney Baker that a man
known to be a personal friend of n
prominent Clan-Na-Gael loader in
Chicago, appeared in Winnipeg Saturday night. Monday morning Burke's
lawyers ordered a copy of tho record
in tho extradition proceedings and announced that he would mnkB application for a writ of habeas corpus. A
largo sum of monoy was required for
the move, and thoro was no intimation
beforo Monday that it would be forthcoming. Chicago detectives in Winnipog and Chief Hubbard's force are
working hard to lind out just what the
connection is between tho arrival of
the Chicagoan and the beginning of
legal proceedings, and are hoping for
grout things.
Chicago, July24.— Judgo Blodgot
this morning entered a final decree in
the long-pending litigation of the
American Bell Telephone Oo.   against
the Cushnum Telephone Co. If was a
completo knock out as far as the Cush-
man Co. is concerned. The decision
cites cases wherein tho defendant infringed upon letters putout of tho
American Bell Telephone Co., and persisted in putting fraudulently manufactured instruments upon tho market; also thut a perpetual injunction
iasue, restraining the Cushmun Co. or
auy of its members from making nny
instruments on tho latter's patent.
The Cushmun Co. is ordered to puy §1
damages, surrender nil instruments
mude, and pay tho costs accruing from
tho long litigation.
Washington, July 24.—Tho attorney-general has rendered a decision
in the case uf twelvo Chinese coolies,
who aro detained at New Orleans.
These coolieB aro on tlieir way from
Cuba to China and wish to procoed
overland to San Francisco, whore they
expect to tako tho steamer. It is understood the decision is the most unimportant made on tho construction of
the Chinese oxclusion act, as it is said
to allow coolies to proceed to Sun
Francisco us tourists, thus establishing
a procedent. Acting Secretary Bude-
hollor, of the treasury department,-to
whom the attorney-general has sent
his decision, refuses to mnko the matter publio and states that ho will turn
it over to Secretary Windom, when ho
returns to tho oity. The Southern
Paoifio Railway Company has beeu tho
chief mover in this particular ease and
sont un attorney to nrguo tho mattor
boforo the treasury department and
the department of justice.
Denver, Colo., July 24.—A Cheyenne, Wyo., special Bays: A telegram
recoived to-day announces tho lynching nt Sweetwater of Jim Averill nnd
a woman who lived with him ud his
wifo. Averill was postmaster ut
Swoetwnter, which consists Bimply of n
station contiguous to a number of
ranohes. Averill drifted into the
Sweetwater country four years ugo,
und at onco took up' a government
claim. Ho wub soon joined by n
womnn, who took a clnim adjoining
the town of Bortwell. Both woro recognized us hard citizens. Tho woman
wus ono of the most daring riders in
the country. Sho rode, man-fashion,
tho most vicious brutea with abandon,
and in roping cattlo could take a plucu
with the nvorago cowboy. For u long
timo both have been under suspicion
ns cattlo rustlers. Thoy huvo rupidly
been accumulating a hord, unci
ns they cumo to the country without anything, it was regarded as
evidonco against them. Tliis year
thoy turned luosc twenty-five year
ling calves, which completely satisfied
the stock inon that they wore "mavor-
icking," wliich particular act led to the
lynching.' From tho particulars ro-
coived it is known that a small bund
of maskod men succeeded in getting
both to tho door. Thoy wore cupturocl
uftor a desperate struggle, mid, nfter
being bound, lod somo distanco away
and together strung up to the limb of
n tree and tho bodieB were riddled
with bullets. This is tho fifth hanging that hits taken placo in the samo
section since last spring.
London, July 24. —Tho connnitteo's
decision on royal grants pleases nobody, nnd long nnd hot debutes will
ensue. Tho rndiculs aro encouraged
to support John Morley, who voted
with thom finally in the committee,
He will contest the bill, embodying
tho decision at every stage. Two
points aro specially objectionable.
First, the queen intimates she does
not intend to proB3 for grants for her
grandchildren, except in the case of
the Princo of Wales's children. The
radicals, considering tho wealth of the
queen, will insist on something definite on this point. Since Prince Albert's doath Bho hns received nenrly
throe-quarters of a million of unearned
increment from tho Duchess of Lancaster alone. Tlio second main objection will bo to tho grunts being iniiilo
to tho Princo of Wales us trustoo for
his children, instead of tp the children
directly. Tho princo is bolioved to bc
embarrassed already. This arrangement may lead to u further npplicntion
to parliament on behalf of his children.
Ottawa. July 24. -Hon. 3, A.
Chapleau will spenk on lhe anti-Jesuit
agitation nt St. Hilaire next month.
Tho Ontario miners, following theleud
of the British Columbia membors, nro
petitioning the government to remove
the duty from mining machinery,
Tho Massachusetts battalion of infantry visits Montroal and Ottawa in October, the Dominion government hav-
ing granted tho necessary permission.
Mr. Harvey, patent solicitor, prefers
charges of mill-administration against
Richard Pope, deputy commissioner of
Tho'officials of tho department of
agriculturo say tho crop prospects in
Manitoba and tho Nortii West aro excellent, despite tho sensattonni reports
in the American press.
Ottawa, July 24.—Genernl surprise
has been crouted nt tho sudden flop of
the Toronto Mail on the commercial
union question. After advocating it
vigorously for two years, the Mail
now siys that as the Uuited States
will seemingly hnvo nothing to do with
it, it would be a useless attempt to
cronto public sentiment in its fuvor,
and Canada should accordingly devote
itsolf rather to straightening out some
of the incongruities in the national
, Argument in tho Edison caso terminated to-dny. Counsel for the
Royal company knocked out tho ob.
joction of Edison's counsel that by tho
international industrial convontion the
Kdismis could import a patented article to Canada, by showing that Groat
Britain's adhesion to tho connection
expressly exempted tho colonies. Decision was deferred.
Ottawa, July 25.—E. H. Greaves
is hero attending the convention of tho
brotherhood of railroad brakomen of
Tho Indian treaty payments are in
progress. Nearly u million nnd n half
is devoted to the purposo.
A sorics of anti-Josuit meetings will
bo held throughout Ontario next
It is announced thut arrangements
havo boen completed in London, England, for laying n cable from Greenly
Island, Gulf of St. Lawrence, to West
Poit, Ireland, n euving of 1,300 ini'ea
ns compared with tho prosent route.
Complex instruments will not bo required.
It is expected that u warrant for tho
extradition of Burko will be issued
next wook.
Tho Rome correspondent of the
Catholic News cablos thut Bishop
Wnlsh, London, Out., was yestorday
oleoted Archbishop of Toronto, to till
the vacancy caused by tlio death of
Archbishop Lynch.
London, July 20.—Anothor step
was taken to-day regarding Sir Churles
Tupper's proposal for an imperial convention. Tlio oouncil of tho Imperial
Federation League met, Lord R030-
bery presiding. Tho proceedings
wore private, but it is understood the
council fully discussed Lord Salisbury's
reply to tho league's request that tho
ministers would receive a deputation.
Sir Charles Tupper, who was especially invited to attend, addressed tho
meeting. Tho council filially decided
to postpone u deputation until nut-
umn, whon tho ministers woro freed
from parliamentary duties and would
be bettor ablo to fully consider the
question. Seeing this decision, Mr.
Howard Vincent's question in tho
houso of commons on Monday will
probably bo allowed to lapso.
London, July 20.—Mr. Gladstone
said ho wns averse to practising any
economy whicli would result in impairing tho dignity or splendor of tho
crown. At his ai'O ho was glad to say
ho could look bnck upon u long onreer
us a representative of that crown with
a feeling of unaffected pride. Ho felt
no disposition to criticize thoso of his
friends who differed from him in the
treatment of the quostion, and who
woro disposed to viow it altogether
from tho standpoint of u cold, calculating utility. And for his own part ho
was not ashamed to confess that it wns
impossible to look upon this us purely
u question of pounds, shillings und
pence. Ho wus charged with giving
way to sentiment. So let it be. The
long years wliich have rolled up n history for the British crown—its achievements, its splendor, its traditions, its
dignity, wero all a sentiment, hut not a
sentiment he wished to obliterate,
Riithai' did lio wish to see it take
firmer root in the breasts of hi/} ,coi,uh
trymen. Ho did not wish to soe llio
traditions of tho orown forgotten or its
lustre dimmed, nud it pained hlm
more than ho oould express to see this
house turned into u market-place,
whore royalty must clicker and hiiggle
for what was rightly its duo. Mr.
Brudluugh spoke Rgainst the propositi
to increaso tho allowance to tho Prince
of Wales. Tho vetorun Radical spoke
with moro thun Ins nccustomod vigor,
nnd was listened to with rnpt attention
Lord Randolph Churchill followed
Mr. Brudluugh, and defended tho government demands.
After considerable further debute
Labouchoro's amendment wns put to
voto nnd wns rejected by 398 to 110.
Late Canadian Kews.
A now Conservative paper to bo
oalled Le. Drapeau, will, it is stated,
bo started iu Montreal within a fortnight,
Mrs. Kenny, a orippje for nine years,
is snid to huvo been completely eured
ut the Shrine uf Ste. Annie do Benu-
pro on Saturday,
It is expocted in Winnipeg thut the
Manitoba & Northwestern Railway
will pass into tho hands of tho Can-
dinu Pnciiic in u few weeks.
Jim. Kidd, n widower, of Toronto,
has been nrrestod charged with seduction under tho Charlton Act. Tho
girl in Sarah Ann Kidd, aged 20.
It is believed in Toronto that the
young lndy who suicided in New York
rccontly under tho nnme of Kittie
Donne, wns Mnud Miller, of WolleBley
street, Toronto.
The ship Lanarkshire, from BuenuB
Ayres, has boon detained ut Quebeo
nnd quarantined, with smallpox on
board. The patients have boon pluced
in tho hospital, nnd tho ship has beon
Thero wns n pitch-in on tho Cnnn-
dinn Pnciiic Railway Thursday about
live miles from Woodstock. Firo from
tho engino ignited the debris, bllt no
one was injured, The company loso
heavily on rolling stock.
Fifteen Canadian claimants of the
estate of tho lnte Anneke Juus liavo
met and appointed a representative to
go to Now York in their interests.
Tho estate consists of proporty vnluod
nt u million nnd a hnlf, sixty acres in
tho centre of Now York, now hold by
Trinity church, nnd properly iu Harlem flatB near New York.
Sometime ngovantlnls Bot firo to
tho gnn woll nt Ruthven, Out., with n
flow of ton million feet per dny, and
np to Saturday nobody has boon nble
to approach within two hundred feet
of it. Saturday C. H. Mornin clothed
himself in asbestos imd performed
such work nt tho mouth of tho well ns
will onublo tho ownors to extinguish
the firo. Ho received §1,000 for tho
job.    ,
A sonsation has boon cuusod at Hnli-
faj by tho arrest of Otto S. Woelts,
M. P. ll., uil a chnrgo of shooting with
intent to kill Annio Ii, Kollnn. The
affuir ia alleged to havo odsuri'er" on
July 2nd. Weeks has boon liberated
on bail. Ho is the liberal mombor of
tho legislative assembly for Guys-
borough, N. S., nnd has held moro
than ono portfolio iu tho govornmont
of tho province, and nocupios a very
prominent position in his party. Ho
is a lawyor by jjrofession.
A biennial prizo of 3000 francs
was left by M, Planto for Fronoh
electrical students.
NoJoss than nine patents relating
to improvements in tho phonograph
wero granted Ellison J uly 9.
According to Mr. G. H. Verral,
F. R. S., thero are about 100 species
of mosquito in existence, of which
eight or ten inhabit England. No
specially tropical species is known
in Britain, hut a woll-known British
species was recently found in Mexico,
Even rain-water may not bo
absolutely harmless. An opicloraic
presenting hitherto unknown symptoms broke out at Rio do Janeiro
last March, and Dr. Doimingos
Froiro has boen lod to suspect a
poisonous principle washod down
from the atmosphere as tho causo.
The first attempts at cultivating
American cotton in Central Asia
failed. From a Russian work it
appears, however, that since 1884
success has been achieved in Russian
Turkestan, whero no loss than 38,-
700 acres wore devoted to this
crop in 1887, and three times as
mueh in 188S.  ■
The seientilio book of tho year
will probably be S. H. Scudder's
"Butterflies of tho Eastern United
States und Canada," to be completed
in Ocotoher. Its 2000 pages of text,
with about 100 plates of illustrations, constitute the most complete,
painstaking and delightful treatise
on these insects yet produced.
The "miraculous berry" of West
Africa, the fruit of Sideroxylon
dulcifentm, wns lately exhibited at
the London Linnean Society. The
soft sweet pulp with whicli it is
covered so ofl'eots the nerves of taste
that sour substances—even tartaric
ncicl, limo juice and vinegar—have
a flavor of absolute sweetness niter
it has been eaten. Living plants of
this unci of Thaumiitococcus, whose
fruit possosses similar properties,
have been recoived at Kew Gardens.
Astronomical Phenomena. —
The occurrence this year of two re-
nmrkablo conjunctions hns been
pointed out. On Sept. 20 Mars
and Saturn, will mako tho noarest
approach to euch other on record,
and to the naked eye will probably
appeal' to coalesce. On Nov. 1 two
satellites of Saturn will make a much
more close angular approach, attended by phenomena of great interest.
Tho lirst conjunction will be best observed in America, the second in
A Rare Bird.—A Into acquisition atthe Britisli Museum is a
specimen of the FregilupUs, which
hns beon tho chief treasure in
the great ornithological collection
amassed hy the Count du Ricour
during three generations. This bird
belongs to tho starling family, and
was at one time common in the
Island of Reunion, but through the
ease with which it, wns killed it became totally extinct a third of a
century ago. It. 13 thought thut a
total of sixteen specimens may now
bo preserved in tho various collections of the world.
Meteorolog ical Confusion.—
There seems to have been a strange
tangling of air currents throughout
the northern hemisphere during the
past few months. While a considerable portion of the United States
has been perplexed by the early
spring and tho persistent rains,
equally eccentric weathor has visited
Western Europe, and China and
Japan have had suddon changes,
premature heat followed by cold of
great severity, and a warm week in
February broke up the ice, but
Maroh was extremely cold and
stormy, and the spring the most inclement within the knowledge of
foreign residents.
Aluminium in England.—Sir
Henry Roscoe mentions that a third
of a contury ngo aluminium was
mado in minute quantities, and sold
at £3 per ounce, while the metal is
now manufactured by the ton at
Oldbury, noar Birmingham, and
sold at 20 shillings per pound.
Previous to 1887 the world's annual production probably did not exceed 10,000 lbs, but the works of
the Oldbury company — covering
nearly five acres—now have a producing capacity alone of 100,000 lbs.
Tho Oastner-Doville process is employed. By this method, the production of one ton of aluminium requires the use of 0,300 His. of metal-
lie sodium, 22,400 His. of double
chloride, 8,000 liis. of cryolite, and 8
tons of coal. Tho 0,300 His. of sodium is prepared with '14,000 lbs.
of oaustio soda, 7,000 His. of carbide
(mado from pitch and iron filings),
1\ tons of crucible castings, and 75
tons of coal. For tho making of the
22,400 His. of double ohlorido nro
needed 8,000 lbs. of common salt,
11,000 lbs. of alumina hydrate, 15,-
000 UjS. of chlorine gas, and 180
tons of coai; and tho 15,000 lbs, of
chlorino gas requires 180,000 lbs.
of hydrochloric ncicl, 45,000 lbs. of
limestone dust, 30,000 lbs. of lime
and a loss of 1,000 lbs. of rannaga-
Wlint They Itoally Are nml How lo Got
lliil or Thom in it Second,
Wurt—A small, hard tumor on the stun
formed by nn oulurgement of its vascular
papillae and a thickening of tho epidermis
which covers them.
This is the definition given in tlio dictionary, but, says tho Toledo Blade, it doesn't
indicate what tough things these " small;
hard tumors " arc, or how it disfigures fio
hnnd. And it doesn't say any thing ubout
how the small boy trios overy thing unil'T
tlio shining sun to got rid of them, plunging his soul so doop in superstition that i,o
can never breuk away from ib in the whole
courso of his aftor life.
Tho popular superstition is that if one
person counts another's warts thoy will
abandon their originul claim and locate on
the fellow who was interested enough in
thom to count them—a token of appreelativo
recognition that is rarely satisfactory to the
Tho commonplaco way to got rid of them
is to tie a silk thread around the wnrt uud
loavo it to cut its way through tho wart.
When this Is done the wart finds Itsolf, so
to speak, without a log to stand on. It is
alone in tho cold world without a friendly
or a holping .hand, and it can not survive
tho shock.
Anothor very pleasing ivay is to bum tho
little joker oft with caustic, but this is not
in line with the averago small boy's tastes,
and is not popular.
An old Southern method that smacks ot
voudooism is to catch a lish aud take a drop
of blood from each of tho warts and rub it
on tho fish. Then throw tho fish back alive
into tho river. Tho porson who tries tliis
experiment is warranted to aoon sicken of
fish and the warts to disappear. This style
of wart exterminator was probably invented by Tom Sawyer. It's just about
complicated and troublesome enough to suit
An old gray-whiskered and patriarohul
method is to steal a piece of frosh mcnUt.
must be stolon, or the charm will not work
—and rub it on tho warts. Then look cautiously around, acting as much liko a real
thief us you can, and if no ono sees you,
why hido it doop in tho ground. While tho
meat is rotting tho warts will go away. If
thatdoosn't suit you, take a fresh ploco of
pork from a pig that has just been killed
nnd put it on tho warts, and kcop it thore
over night, and then bury it. That will kill
them, suro, or tho recipo lies.
Tho greater part of the euros are undoubtedly faith-cures, as is shown by every
wart story that was evor told.   .
" When I wus a youngster I had. moro
warts than you could shuko a stick at,"
said an old man tho othor day, " but I finally got rid of thom. My old colored mammy
—for I am of Southern birth—told mc what
to do, and I thought it would do no harm,
bo I tried it. I went to work and stole from
a neighbor's os many pebbles as I had warts
and tied them up in a bit of cloth. Then I:
wont out-doors and, shutting my oyos,
whirled around until I was all mixed up in
regard to directions. Then I threw tlio
bag as far as I could, still keeping my oyes
shut and not caring whether it smushed a
window or not. Then I whirled around
somo more until I didn't know which way I
hud thrown it and opened my eyes. In
ubout a weok tho warts woro gono. And
still thero nro people who scoff at faith-
Anothor way is to wash your hands in
the water that has lain for a long timo in
hollow stumps, but this is too common and
easy to bo of much nccount.
If the seventh sou of tho sovonth luthor
tukes you out on a dark night and mutters
un incantation ovor you the warts will
"tako a sneak." Thoro aro mnny othor
way's, but if you want ono that is sure to
knock out tho wart in tho first round without any faith or magic just tnko a slim
needlo and stick it through tho wurt at thn
root, close to tho hand. Then light a mutch
and hold it te tho other ond oftho needlo
till you fool liko a Fourth of July colobra-
tion. It is radicul, but kills tho wart us
dead as a herring.
A Chicuso  Hotcl-Clork  Relates n Most
Roumrkablo Talc.
" You ask mo if I am superstitious," suid
a well-known hotel-clerk to a Chicago Mail
representative "No, not to uny extent.
Thoro is ono thing, hov.-ovcr, that I hnvo
noticed. Thero ure cortnin numbers on I ho
annunciator that demand inoro attention
thun others. I don't account lor it, I sn;>
pose there is no wuy of accounting for it,
aud so I'll let it go. But I hnvon't faiieil to
notice it. Becauso certain rooms nro occupied moro than othora io no oxen so for it.
"I'll tell you a strango thing lhat happened ono night'whon I was on watch, it
was cjuiot in tho hotel, for nearly bvoi y
guest was in. I was reading a newspaper
whon my attention wan. called .to a number
on tho board which was uncovered. I
glanced at it, called front, told tho boy to
go to No. —, und resumed my rending. In
ii fow minutes tho boy roturncd, und said
thero wnr. no responso. Hooked ovor lho
rooms thut hud boon takon, nnd found that
no ono hud beon assigned to tho room In
question. I didn't think nny thing moro
ubout it thon, for tho wires frequently get
disarranged, und ono push on tho button
will uncover tho numbors of three or four ,
" A littlo Inter tho nnmo number wus uncovered nguin, und I culled to tho boy uml
gave him tho pass-key, telling liim to go
into tho room and light tho gas and inspect it. If thoro in any thing that will
make u negro's teeth chatter it is to go
on such cu orrnud. However, ho went, ■
nnd in ubout ton minutes returned wilh
tho information that tho room vl'afl unoccupied. Tho number dropped again; but I
onid nothing moro, thinking now Uil'!,tho.
wlrbBworo disarranged. Iwon't off v/atch
and wont to bed. .-
"When Icamo down mul picked up tho
morning paper, the first thing I saw was
tho announcement of Iho dcnlh of Bo tutor
Logan. Thon I recalled tho fact thn; ho
always occupied tho room, tho number of
which hac'l acted so strangely, when ho wu.-,
horo. I mn not superstitious, but) con-
loss that I thought it a vory strange' oo-
cuvt'onco. I told this samo thing to my
doctor, und ho laughed bo heartily about it
that I havo novor told it sinco.tilinov'. No,
f won't toll yon whut tho numbor Is."
Tho Cranio of Liberty.
The Buffalo Courier snys: A Buffalonlan
of Massachusetts birth has beon in some
distress of mind ovor the propor pronunciation of tho namo of' tho Boston hall,
which served na tho Cradle of Liberty. In
hor nativo Stato sho had novor heard it
called any thing but Fan-u-il Hall, but in
Buffalo a fow porsons who prided thom-
boIvob on doing tho correct thing when thoy
know it called it in hor presenco Funtjol
Hall. Undor tho impression that Dr.
Holmes omploys tho latter pronunciation in
ono of his pooms, sho wroto a littlo noto
to tho holovod autocrat, bogglug for information. Promptly camo tho'.following ro-
ply, penned, unfortunately, in tho hand of
a secretary i
. Some folks-Fnnontl, .  •'.
-, ,^- f OW Jotts-Funncl. «•% VOLUME 34.
NO. 31.
Weekly British Columbian
irednesilny Moraine, Jnly 31, 1880.
(From Daily Columbian, July 25.)
The ohairman of the board of works
is calling for tenders for the improvement of Queen's avenue.
The demand for laborers at present
greatly exceeds the supply, and this is
likely to be tho caso for many months
to come.
The atmosphere still continues
imoky, and a heavy rain will be necessary to quench the bush fires and
purify the air again.
The Btreet contractors are all pushing forward the improvements as
rapidly as tho men aud material at
hand can do the work.
Tho first officer of the Chilian ves-
liol, lying at Moodyville, was drownod
yeBterday afternoon by falling from
the steamer Senator while in a state
of intoxication. The body has not
been recovered.
The oricket match, Vanoouver vs
Nanaimo, resulted in a victory for the
blaok diamond club. The scoros were
close, and the play on the whole very
fair. Nanaimo has the material from
which to turn out a capital eleven.
H. M. screw sloop Acorn, Commander W. R. B. Atkinson, Liout. Francis
Valentine, is expeoted daily at Esquimalt from tho West African Coast.
The Acorn is a acrow sloop of 970 tons,
1380 reg. h. p., and months eight
Polico court matters have been unusually quiet thia week, which pleasant state of affairs is credited to the
abaonce from tho city of the largo
.number of Indians and Chineso who
have lately beon employed to work in
the canneries.
Gophers' tails, for which a bounty is
being paid in many rural municipalities in Manitoba, are becoming a legal
tender in some parts of the country.
It is said storekeepers in some districts have been accepting gopher tails
in payment for goods.
WetlB and tanks in the upper portion of the oity are running dry, and
unless lots of rain comes booh it will
be necossary for many people to purchase water. The school yard well
has had a great run on it lately, and it
seems to be the only well in that part
of the city oopable of supplying more
than one family,
The brush fires in the neighborhood
of Nnnnimo are causing some uneasiness. Sunday the high wind caused
the tires to spread rapidly, endangering several houses. The Nanaimo Saw
Mill and the mill at East Wellington
were only saved by strenuous efforts
on the part of a gang of men who spent
aeveral hours fighting the flames.
The Times says: Tho public marriage at the Foresters' picnic will not be
devoid of interest. Already one couple have signified their intention of
being joined in wedlock at 3:30 on the
fateful afternoon of Aug. 3rd, and two
other couples are contemplating the
same thing. These events are always
interesting, but when tinged with romance are doubly so.
A little boy named Walter Blakely,
only six years of age, arrived in the
oity yesterday, from Yorkshire, England, to join relatives here. He made
tho entire journey alone and without
a guardian, but was taken in hand by
the steamship and railroad people and
passed from hand to hand until safely
landed in Westminster. He stood the
journey liko an experienced traveller
and arrived safe and sound and in good
Tho city clerk's appeal to the Salvation Army to hush the noise of the
big drum has, like the prayers of the
wicked, gone unheeded. 'Twixt the
Salvation Army drums and oymbals,
the cum doctor's lecturo, the tooting
of steamboat whistles, the melodious
concert given by six calves on the 0.
P. N. wharf and the noise made by
passing trains, tho lower part of the
city last night was kept in an uproar
that beggars description.
The Albion Iron Works is at present
.constructing a mammoth smokestack
for the Chemainus sawmill. It is 93
feet in height and 6 foet in diameter,
of sheet iron one-sixth of an inch in
thickness, and an ordinary seized man
can walk through it without stooping
in tho least, even if he has on a "plug"
hat. It is by far the largest of its
kind that has ever been constructed
and will be shipped to Its destination
in three separate parts. Its particular
uso is to carry off the smoko from tho
furnaces of six boilers.—-Times.
The Vlcc-Kcgnl I'arty.
Tho governor-general's party which
will visit British Columbia in September, will bo composed of Lord and
Lady Stanley, Oapt. and Mrs. Colville, Hon. Victor Stanley, Miss Isabel Stanley, Miss Lister, Sir John
Ross, Major Mnnsell, A. D. C, and
wife. The whole pnrty will start on
the official visit to the west on the 14th
of September, returning and taking up
their residence in Ottawa at the end of
A Possible I'linilliliitc.
Tho name of Mr. H. V. Edmonds
was generally opoken of to-day on the
streets as a fit successor to tho civic
ohair, left vacant by tho resignation of
Mr. John Hendry. Mr. Edmonds
has boen ohlof magistrate of tho
oity before, and should ho be
elected to that offico ngnin he would
rulo tho civio government with both
tact and dignity. Mr. Edmonds tins
not boen approached on the subject
yot, and it is not known whothor or
■ not he would nooept the offico.
Children Cryfor
ti. Bl. il. A. Convention.
The Oth annual convention of tho
Young Men's Christian Associations of
Oregon, Washington and British Columbia will be held nt Vancouver, commencing September 17th and closing
on the 22nd. It is expected this wili
be the largest gathering of the association evor hold in the Northwest. The
programme will be varied and interesting, and will include many of the
must eloquent speakers on the coast.
One of the most attractive featureB
will be the singing, special preparation
for which is now being made.
The Salmon Bun*
Roports from all tho canneries say
that fish are just what they ought to
be—ns plentiful ns the water itBelf, so
to speak. On one of the cannery
wharves yesterday aftornoon 10,000
salmon lay in one shining heap, and
thoso who saw tho pile say it was a
wonderful sight to behold. Another
wharf held a round 10,000 Abo, and
many others held as many or more.
Tho packing capacity of the oanneries
was taxed to its utmost last night, and
tho past 24 hours has added mnny
thousand cases to the season's pack.
The outlook for the season is now
bright, and the indications are that
the Fraser river pack this year will bo
the largest on record.
Texailu Iron Dimes.
A survey haB been made from the
Texada iron mines to a point four
miles distant, which will be
more convenient for the shipment ot ore than the place
at present in uso. A wharf will be
built at the termination of the railroad, which will add groatly to the
valuo of the property of the Iron Mining Company. Several English capitalists havo been looking over the property of the Texada Iron Milling Company, with a view to purchasing it
and running the works in company
with another claim on the island whioh
contains large deposits of iron ore.
The capitalists express themselves well
satisfied that the quality of Texada
iron ore is very fino.
Southern Hallway Mullen.
Mr. Nelson Bennett and Mr.
Thompson, uf the Fairhaven Southern
Railway, left for the south this morning, having concluded negotiation!
with the Westminster Southern Railway directors. Of the arrangements
determined on the Southern Railway
directors positively refuse to apeak at
present, and so the mattor stands.
That thero has been a rupture between
the city council and the railway company is generally admitted, and there
can be little doubt that all arrangements having for their basis the old
Oanfield agreements are off. It is altogether likely, however, that fresh
railway propositions will shortly be
laid before the ratepayers, and it is to
be hoped that this may be done without delay. Everyone wants the Southern Railway if it osn be got on reasonable and equitable terms.
Kensington I-ralrle Notes.
From Mr. Edward Pair, one of the
energetic and pushing ranchers of the
above settlement in Surrey municipality, who was in the city yesterday,
wo learn that the hay crop in that vicinity hns been all gathered, and is a
good one. Grain, which is also a satis,
faotory crop, will bo rendy for harvest
ing in about two weeks. Fruits and
roots throughout the settlement are
fairly good. Mr. Purr complains of
tho practically impassible condition of
a section ot the Coast Meridian
road that runs through Kensington Prairie, owing to the soft nature
of the soil, and the fact of the road being trampled by cattle of one of the settlers, against which no redress hns
yet been found. The condition of the
road, Mr. Parrstates, renders it impossible to get a thrashing machine into
the settlement, which, as may be readily
imagined, is a great injury. An effort is being mado to get the government to appropriate a sum, conjointly
with the Surrey couucil, to havo the
impassible portion of tho road corduroyed. Wo trust that this effort may
bo sucessful, as thero can be no doubt
that the work is badly neoded.
Fori Moody Flnccr Diggings.
Thoro is yot a chance, and a bright
one too, for Pott Moody to recover all
its pristine glory, and to hold its head
high aloft among the cities of the province. Gold has been struck at the
head of the Inlet, within tho limits nf
Port Moody, in paying quantity, tho
discoverer being nothing moro or less
than a common domestio duck. The
report of tho find is as follows: Mr.
John Murray has a largo flock of ducks
which feed iu thu wator at lho extreme
head of tho Inlet, and ut the mouth of
a stream that empties into tho milt,
water at this point. One of the ducks
was killed on Tuesday for table use,
and on opening tho crop MrB. Murray
wns astonished to find a handsome gold
nugget, wliich, when weighed, indicated a value of $1.25. Much speculation wus the rosult of the find, uud
many wero tho opinions and thooiios
exprcssod by old miners on tho subjoct. The rosult of the discovory is
that soveral olaims on tho creok nnd at
tho head of tho inlet hnvo already
boon staked, and immediate stops will
bo tukou to test their richness. As tho
cackling of goose saved ancient Rome,
so may the crop of this duck, in n
lightly dillhfcnt. maimer, Bavo Poit
Moody from iho fate that, has so long
throatenod it.
Pitcher's Casto&ia.
A -unmbllni; House Haldol.
The owners of Chineso gambling
houses have lately become so bold that
no attempt at concealing cheir unlawful doings was considered worthy of
attention. Constable Smith, however,
made up his mind to mako an example
of one particularly brazen gambler,
who has showed his contempt for the
law in a most defiant manner. He
procured a warrant to raid the house,
but was warned by the magistrate to
be sure and take plenty of assistance
with him ns trouble would be sure to
follow the raid. Constable Smith is
no coward, nnd very justly considers
himself a fair match for any half dozen
celestials in the city. He decided to
make tho raid alone, but on the way
to Chinatown he met a man and invited him to take part in the fun. Arriving at the house the two entered
and made a dash for tho table where a
dozen Chinamen were revelling in the
pleasures of "tan-tan." Tho moment
the gilt buttons of the constable were
observed the lights went out like a
shot, and a general scuffle followed, in
whioh Smith and his friend were pretty roughly handled. Constable Smith,
however, had gone there to capture
the outfit, and he browsed round
among tho celestials so energetically
that when he finally reached the street
he was in posession of $8 in cash
and a good part of the gambler's instruments. The man who entered
with him did not respond to his name
when the roll call was read, and a diligent search failed to discover him or
reveal the slighest information concerning him. What happened the man
is certainly a mystery, but it is generally supposed he made off when the
fight commenced and found safety in
the d stance. Constable Smith deserves groat oredit for his plucky raid,
but he would be moro discreet if ho
takes a large force of assistants next
The Coming Prize Hireling.
The prize list of the British Columbia Rifle Association's sixteenth annual
prize meeting, to be held at New
Westminster on Tuesday, August 6th,
and following days, has been issued.-
The programme of matches is a long
one, the various events being aa fol
lows: (1) Opening match, members of
the association only, range 200 yards,
seven shots. (2) Nanaimo corporation prize, open as in No. 1, ranges
200. and 400 yards, five shots at each
range. (3) Lieut-Governor's cup,
open to members of the active militia
of this military district, and to officers
retired therefrom retaining rank,
ranges 200, 500 and SOO, seven shots
at each range. (4) Westminster
stakes, open as in No. 1, ranges 200
and 400 yards, fire thots at each range.
(5) Viotoria corporation match (for
challenge cup, presented by the mayor
and council), open as in No. 1, ranges
200, 600, and 600 yards, seven shots
at each range. (6) Chapleau challenge
oup, open as in No. 1, ranges 200,400,
500 yards, five shots at each range. (7)
Association stakes, open as in No. 1,
ranges SOO and 600 yards, five shots at
oach range, Martini-Henri rifle. (8)
District militia match (for cup presented by Mrs. Nelson), open as in
No. 3, ranges 200 and 600 yards, five
shots at each range, (9) Laurie bugle
matoh, to be competed for by teams of
ten members of the active militia, se-
looted respectively from Victoria, New
Westminster and "0"battery, R.C.A.,
ranges 200,400 and 600 yards, Snider
rifle, government issue, The locality
winning this silver bugle, presented by
Lieut-Governor Laurie, late D. A. G,
shall hold a local competition amongst
the several corps there established, of
ten men from each corps, under the
above conditions as to rifles, rounds
and distances. The bugle to be held
by the winning team for the yenr. (10)
All-comers match, opon as in No. 1,
ranges 200, 500 and 600 yards, seven
shots at each range. (11) Consolation
match. (12) Militia aggregates, for
the governor-general's ailver and
bronze medals. (13) Grand aggregate
prizes. The five highest scores made
by non-commissioned oflicers and men
of the active militia of the military
district will form tho provincial team
to take part in the Dominion matches
at Ottawa in September next; provided that nn competitor Bhall be eligible
for selection ns a member of tho team
unless qualified ns required in competition No. 12 In addition to tho
matches enumerated, there «ro fivo
extra series mutches, A tn E.
Winn ssu.ixia l.iiiii.isrs.
A numbor of property owners along
tho stream known ns Colquitz river
will present a lengthy petition to the
board of aldermen, claiming tho largo
sum of $50,000 damages fur loss sustained by tho corporation retarding the
flow of water down the stream. Beaver
Lako overflows nt tho dam whon tho
stream is swollon. As the stream
takes its riso in this lake it is about
dry in summer, owing to no overflow
from tho lake. Thus it is claimed by
the property owners that thoir proporty Is damaged for lack of water,
whicli they claim should belong to
them, and that their cattlo and crops
suffer in summer in consequence. For
this they will nsk the corporation for
recompense to tho extent of $50,000.
The cuuse of nil this is the waterworks
dam nt Beaver Lake, which, it is contended, shuts off the natural supply of
the stream. Tho petition bus sovoral
Isnac Dyson, npromlmeut farmer of
Guelph Township, nnd n director of
the Guelph Fut Stock Club, committed suicide early Monday morning1 by
bunging liiini-olf in a barn. Deceased
event to Manitoba in the spring, hut
returned dlslati.sfiod and went back on
his old farm. Disappointment at his
move to Manitoba and fitinriciiil difti-
uut'lo- urn supii'lisechttl lin tlio onuses
whi. h Im! lo iii. hanging himself.
(From Daily Columbian, July 26.)
Another clean sheet at the police
court to-day.
There were no new developments in
railway matters today, and the situation remains tne same.
The salmon run last night and today continued very good, and the
boats averaged close on 200 fish for
each drift.
Chinamen are in great demand at
present by the canneries, and they are
being raked up from all quarters to assist in the pack.
Bricks havo been imported all the
way from Winnipeg to Vanoouver to
be used in the construction of the Sir
Donald A. Smith block.
The thermometer registered 81° today, but owing to the smoky oondition of the atmosphere the heat
seemed much greater and was more
severely felt.
The Victorians are crowing orer
"doubling" tho two engines and throw
ing salt wnter on Douglas street. The
same thing was done 26 years ago by
tho hand engines "Tiger" and "Deluge."— JVcMia'n.o Free Press.
The rifle range at Brownsville will
bo put in better condition before the
provincial matches come off than it has
been since its inauguration. In all
about $250 will be spent in erecting
new targets and firing points, brushing
the range and opening the ditch, which
has got badly blocked up of late.
It is reported that a residont of the
Scott road, who is noted for the handy
way in which ho handles his "darbies,7'
has gone into training preparatory to
challenging tho great Sullivan for the
world's -championship. The Scott
road people are coming rapidly to tho
front, and some of them are bound in
time to make a broad and deep mark
in life.
Chief of police Pearce made a
thorough search yesterday for the man
who assisted Constable Smith to raid
the Chinese gambling house on Wednesday night. Nothing could be
learned of the man and no duo to his
identify was obtained. It is now
shrewdly suspected that he did good
work in assisting to rid the board of
itB wealth, and quietly vanished with
the proceeds thereby obtained.
Mayoralty Candidate!.
Another name mentioned to-day as
a possible successor to Mr. Hendry as
mayor, is that of Mr. R. Diokinson,
who so ably filled the civic chair for
many terms. It it very doubtful if
Mr. Dickinson would accept office
again, but if he did his long experience
undoubtedly qualifies him to fill the
office well. Several othor possible
candidates are mentioned for the vacancy. It is stated that a requisition
to Mr. Edmonds will be circulated to
Buh tint.
Bush fires are still burning briskly
in all directions, both north and south,
Telegraphic advices from the south
say that there it scarcely 10 miles of
country free from bush fires between
the boundary and Seattle, and it has
been found impossible during the last
few days to keep the telegraph lines in
good working order. To-day the fires
seem to have made an unusually severe
attaok on the wires and poles, and the
lines are reported down in mnny
places. The atmosphere still contin
ues heavily charged with smoke, which
the south nost breezes is blowing over
from Oregon and Washington.
The Liquor License By-lnw,
A rule nisi, calling upon the city to
show cause why the "Liquor License
By-law, 1889" should not be quashed,
has been granted by the supreme
court, and the quostion respecting the
validity of the by-law will bo argued
on the Oth of August. This case
arises out of the dooision givon in' the
police court, in the case of J. Benter,
fined for selling liquor without a license, and from which an appeal wat
taken. The bett legal talent in tho
provinco has been retained by both
the city and the licensed victuallers to
conduct the case, and some very learned nnd interesting arguments are sure
to be be the result. The conduct of
the case will be watched with keen interest.
Messrs. Bell-Irving, Patterson & Co.,
commission and shipping merchants,
of this city nnd Vancouvor, aro about
to charter a vessol to Irani merchandise
iu London, England, direct fur Westminster, It is expected the vessel will
bo berthed within a month, and intending importers should apply to
Bell, Irving Ss Co., for freight rates,
etc., without delay. A fair quantity of
cargo hns already boon offered, but
thore will be space for much moro.
This is an enterprise that should bo
most warmly aided by our importers,
for it ia an object Westminster hus
been aiming nt for somo timo. Tito
new firm is showing the proper spirit
of pluck nnd enterprise, nnd it can
count on a hearty support from the
business men of tho Royal city.
Thrown from n Carriage.
While out driving on tho Yalo road
a few days ngo, Dr. John Montgom-
i'iie,of Kglinion Farm, was thrown from
his carriago and sustained severe injuries. Tho wheel of the carriage
struck n log at tho side of the road and
upset tho vohlolo, throwing Dr. Montgomery to thu ground with such forco
thnt soveral of his ribs nnd his collar
bono were broken. Fortunately Miss
Montgonierlo vtn, only a short distance
behind, and she, seeing the accident
thut hi'i' father had met with, went to
his assistance and assisted him home.
Dr. Fagan was summoned and attended professionally to the injuries, which
proved to be quite serious though not
dangerous. At last reports Dr. Mont-
gomerie was progressing favorably and
his complete recovery is only a question of a few weeks,
The New HethtlMthla.
Among the passengers for the north
on Saturday will be Mr. William Duncan, who has been in Portland for
some time past, the guest of the
wealthy banker, W. S, Ladd. On
Sunday night last Mr. Duncan related
his experience of thirty yoars among
the northern Indians to the emigre
gation of Calvary ohurch, Portland,
and the story of the transfer of 1000
Indians from Metlakathla to their new
home at Port Chester, Alaska. While
in Portland Mr. Duncan purchased a
sawmill outfit to replace the one recently destroyed by fire, at a loss of
812,000, and on which thore was no
insurance, lt is just two years since
Mr. Duncan returned from an eastern
trip, made in connection with the new
settlement at Port Choster, and on
August 7th next the second anniversary of the founding of that settlement
will be celebrated.
, Contraband Whiskey.
Quite a thrill of excitement was
caused noar the boat houses by the re
port that three Indians had arrived in
a sloop containing several barrels of
whiskey. On proceeding to the spot
it wbb learned that three Indians
while on their way to New Westmin
ster to take part in the salmon fishing,
had, while off Coal Island, sighted a
sloop half submerged and on its side.
They promptly towed her ashore, and
after baling the water out commenced
to investigate, with the result that
they fouud the sloop to contain 13 kegs
of whiskey and one case of bitters,
There were 7 ten-gallon and 6 five gallon kegs. When the craft wat discovered all sails were set, as if she had
capsized in a squall. The Indians,
after righting the sloop, sailed her into Nanaimo harbor, where she was
taken in charge, with her cargo, by
Constable Stewart. Besides the
whiskey and case of bitters there were
teveral cooking utensils, a ttove and a
Winchester rifle. The kegs were jammed in very tightly, which possibly
accounts for their remaining in the
boat after she wss capsized. The
sloop is a very neat model and, aB she
is heavily rigged, is probably a fast
sailer, but very cranky. A bung was
started in one of the kegs last night
•nd those who were allowed to smell
the contents pronounced it "Injun
pison" uf the wont kind. The kegs
aod case were addressed "J. A. Robinson, Locus Island." It is very prob
able that the ultimate destination of
tho liquor was to Indian camps on the
northern coatt.—Courier.
The Great Railroad Sthenic.
The Tacoma Globe contains the following article written by George Hag
gard : "In considering the elements
of the future prospects of Tacoma you
must take into consideration the fact
that thii city will be the distributing
point for the mighty Alaskan trade
now about to dawn upon us. Within
five years you can ride from Tacoma to
Juneau in a pullman palace car and
within twenty you oan ride from the
'City of Destiny,' then containing a
population of 500,000 souls, by a con,
tinuous rail route to St. Petersburg,
the capital of all the Ruseiat. That
such a mud is perfectly feasible, I cite
the following from the pon of Prof.
John Muir, tne distinguished Onlifor-
nian, who has dono so muoh in the
way nf exploring Alaska and for whom
the celebrated Muir Glacier is named.
vis: 'Senator Stanford's girdle ot
steel around the earth via Behring Sou
is a perfectly feasible scheme. Be
bring straits cau be bridged. It is
only twenty-five miles in the narrowest
place, and there are three islands
strung along in it. This would divide
the bridgo into four divisions. But,
besides this, the water is very shallow.
In ninny places it is not ovor twenty
feet deop. I utidcitako to sny that if
a man wus strong enough to tako ouo
of our California redwood trees in his
hands he could put it down anywhere
over the COO miles of Behring Sen and
yet havo 100 feet of it left above
water. This shows how easy it would
be to bridgo the straits. Tho
only troublo would bo from floating icebergs, but thnt oould only be
overcomo by constructing swinging
bridges, liko thoy hnve across ihe river
at Chicago. In this way the straits
could bn kept elesr nil tho time, and
trains of cars could run right  along."
Tiic Late Andrew Welch.
The Into Andrew Welch, senior
member of the firm of Welch, Rithet
& Co,, who died at Portland, Or.,
yesterday was n native of Dunfries-
shire, Scotland. He was a man of
grent mcntnl capacity, possessed wonderful iiersoverauco and had an ability
for business far abovo tho ordinary.
He first went to Victoria us tho representative of Messrs. Anderson Ss Anderson, the grent shipping men, and
later wont into business with Mr. G.
M. Sproat, now government agent for
Kootenay district. Tho firm nf Welch
Ss Sproat was Bhortly changed to that
of Welch & Clarke and then to Wolch
Ss Oo. Victoria being too circumscribed for Mb aspirations ho wont to
Snn Francisco nnd thoro commenced
business. A branch was established
ill Victoria with Mr. 11. P. Rithet. us
resident partner and manager. Then
a house was established in Liverpool
where Mr. Welch's brother wns managing partner and known as R. G. Welch.
The deceased was ono of the most fortunate of men, for everything into
which ho embarked wns a success.
Many years since he, in company with
Mr. Hugh Nolson, now our lieut.-governor, became interested in the Moodyville Saw Mill Company. In 1882 he
bought _ out Mr. Nelson's interest in the concern, and then
became sole owner of this vast concern. He was also owner of an extensive sugar cane plantation in the Sandwich Islands, as well as being interested in the American Sugar Refinery
Co., of San Francisco, and of whioh
he was vice-president for many yerrs.
Mr. Welsh was a married man, and
leaves behind him a wife and five children. He was a comparatively young
man, and at the time of his death was
possessed of great wealth. The business of the firm of Welch, Rithet &
Co., is not likely to suffer materially
by his death, nor will the operations
of the San Francisco or Liverpool
houses, or the Moodyville mills be interrupted, as arrangements looking to
such an event as has just happened wero  completed  some  weeks
Speoial to the Columbian,
Victoria, July 24.—Four by-laws,
to raise $70,000 for completing the
new sixteen inch main, and improving
the water works; $60,000 for extending
the general distribution of water; $25,-
000 for improving and beautifying
Beacon Hill park; and $15,000 for fire
purposes, were all carried yesterday
with sweeping majorities.
The steamer San Mateo brought to
Comox from San Francisco the finest
diamond drill ever imported. It
weighs oleven tons and will be started
on the lands of the Union Colliery
The woman who attempted suicide a
few days ago was in the police court
yesterday charged with being drunk
and creating a disturbance. She wns
fined $5 and sent to San  Francisco.
A Chinaman was seriously, if not
fatally, injured at Rock Bay bridge
yestorday afternoon. He had raised
the draw nf the bridge to allow a
schooner to pass when the winch flew
out of his hand inflicting a terrible
wound ou his head.
It is unofficially announced that M.
W. T. Drake has signified his willingness to accept the vacant judgeship.
Smoke is very thick in the straits
and navigation is considerably interfered with.
The Albion Iron Works has purchased a 25-ton steam hummer and
will make bar iron in future.
At the Foresters' picnic next month
a couple will be publicly married.
Victoma, July 25.—It is unofficially
announced that the following gentlemen have been nominated by the provincial government to fill the county
judgeships in the province: Judges
Harrison and Wootton, Mr. Corbould,
New Westminster, and ex-Governor
The Victoria theatre was packed to
its utmost capacity last evening to wit-
nets ths first performance of "Twelve
Temptations." The company is one of
the best that ever visited the city.
They play again tn-niuht.
Word was received hero today that
Andrew Welch, senior member of the
firm of Welch, Rithet & Co., died in
Portland this morning. Bunting of
business houses around the city and
of the U, S. consulate are half mast
out of respect to tho memory of the
Andrew Welch's body will be taken
back to San Francisco for interment.
It ii stated he was worth a million and
a half.
Victoria, July 26.—A telegram •
from Seattle states the wrestling match
between Quinn and Sornkichi, the Jap,
was won by the latter Ench man
won one fall, but Quinn was badly hurt
in the last by striking liis head on the
floor and oould not come to time, so
tho referee gave the match to the Jap.
Work will be commenced on the
electric tramway immediately.
A couple of Chinamen hud an altercation last night one drew a knife and
cut his antagonist across tht forehead.
A gentleman and his wife were
thrown from a brggy this morning by
the horso running away. They escaped with a few scratches.
Tho nbovo is a portrait nf the late Prof•
Edward E. Phelps, M. D., L. L. D., of Dartmouth college. He was a strong, able
man, who stood high in tho literary and
scientific worlds, It is nut generally
known, but it is, nevertheless, the truth,
that Prof. Phelps was tho discoverer of
what Is known tothe medical profession
and chemists universally as Paine's
Celery Compound, unquestionably one of
tho most vnluablo discoveries of this century. This remarkable compound is not
unervine, an essence, a sarsaparilla or
any devised nrticlo, but a discovery, and It
marks a distinct stop In medlcnl practico
and tho treatment of norvous complication!*, lt has been freely admitted by tho
host mndlcal talent ln the land, and also
by tho loRtling chemists nnd scientists,
that (or norvo troubles, nervous exhaustion, tnsoimiia,d-.-hb ity, Sfiillity uud even
the dreaded nud terrible Paresis, nothing
has over been dls overed whieh i*onches
the disorder and restores he.nith equal to
this discovery <if Prof. Phelps.
Paine';! Celery Compound is now being
prepared in Quantities, and ean bo procured at any reputable druggist. An at-
traotivo hunch of celor> is io be found on
every wrapper, li has become specially
popular among professional mou, mind
workers,ladles lan-doncd with exciting
social ihiti"-' nnd fivqucntoni til thi! lead-
in-*; c nta*. VOLUME 34.
NO. 31.
Weekly British Columbian
-Wednesday Itloinlug, July SI, 1889.
(From Daily  Columbian, July 27.)
The following subscriptions to tho
exhibition fund wero paid to-day:   T.
M. Cunningham 825; A. E. Rand §25;
and W. C. Coatham §25.    Next!
The city has purchased 33 feet of
ground ou Provost street from Dr.
Fagan for tho purpose of widening tho
streot. The improvement to the ap-
pearanco of the street, by this change
will bo great.
0. D. Sweet, clerk oftho Richmond
municipal oouncil, informed the Wvi-hl
yesterduy, that the first pile for t'le
North Ann bridges was   driven   at   3
o'clock on Thursday after ni, and by
evening the first pier wu.. completed.
The value of the whiskey and other
articles found in liio overturned sloop
by Indians, near Nanaimo, on Tuesday evening, bus been estimated nt
$2,000. From marks on the kega it
was ascertained that the liquor camo
from Seattle, but there wns no murk
or name on the sloop t" indicate her
The park committeo met at 10
o'clock this morning unci discussed the
touders for tho erection of the exhibition building on Queen's park. The
contract wns finally awarded to Mr.
T. Ackerman. As soon ns Mr. Ack-
ernmun was notified of his successful
tender ho immediately commenced
Information received recently from
Kamloops uud Nicola Valley is to tho
effect that grasshoppers are devastating the wholo country. The crops
are ruined and stock raisers cannot
raise sufficient fodder for their cattle,
Threo gentlemen belonging to the interior were in this city a few days ago
offering their cattle to the butchers.
They are of tho opinion that large
herds of cattle will be lost through
want of food, caused by the grasshoppers eating evory blade of grass.—
The Dominion Illustrated is revelling
in the land of magnificent scenery just
now, which it is hardly necessary to
say is British Oolumbia. Its last
number to hand, contains several fine
interior views. With its wide circulation and superior class of work, and
devoted as it is to setting forth tho
natural beauties and salient features
of the wido Dominion, tho Dominion
Illustrated is bound to bo an important
factor for advancing tbo interests of
all sections of Oanada, and should be
liberally encouraged by Canadians
Tho Times says: The Jubilee hospital is nearly completed. Plumbing
work on the entire structure has been
finished and the first cout of plaster
has beon applied to tho walls. A
second coat will be ou in a few days.
At presont the cement trimmings on
the outside aro being put on. The
contractors, Elford Ss Smith, pronounce tho design and conveniences of
this institution ahead of any like institution on the Pnciiic coast. Tho
sito of the buildings was well considered, being elevated, commanding
lovely scenery, nnd withal, huge.
A l-oiiulnr -.ami'.
Mr. W. A. Duncan is generally
spoken of ns a successor to Mr. Scoullar in the city council. Mr. Duncan
has served in tho council before, with
credit both to himself nnd the city,
and a more worthy or proper candidate
could not hnve been selected. It is sincerely hoped Mr. Duncan will allow
himself to bu nominated, for at this
period of the city's affairs men of experience und energy are particularly
required at lhc councils of the bonrd.
WcHluiiutiler Voten.
Tho vote collectors are doing splondid work, which, however, will not be
appreciated until tho next elections.
Tho old Dominion list had only 380
names, but now it has been raised to
1055, while the provincial list has been
increased from 452 to 845 i,nines. The
good work does not stop here, but will
be continued till those lists are still
more largely increased. Sapperton
and the eastern portion of the city has
not boen visited yet, nnd sovoral hundred now voters uru sure to be the result of the cunvnss. Thore should bo
no stop to the canvass until every
namo in the city is registered.
Illiul of tin' riitini'i*.
Section 102 of tho Wostminstor incorporation act, 188,-1, isto lie repealed
by the minister of justice, us it has
been deolared ultra vires, and its presenco on the statutes interferes in some
manlier with tlio appointment of the
oounty court judges. The section pro
vides that when the county court
'udgo is sitting as u court for tho revision and correction of the voters' list
the judge shnll ho .mid tho sum of 820
for isvery day's actual attendance ut
such court whilo engaged in the revision of the lists, together with travelling expenses and all other charges
incurred in connection therewith, and
the same to bo paid by the oity. On
a request from Ottawa the city council
has agreed to tho repeal nf this section,
whicli will save tho oity a noat littlo
sum annually.
Tlie Salmon Parte.
which will give the fish every opportunity to find their wny inland.
Millions of fish will pass up the river
during the two days, and it seems,
from u shortsighted standpoint at lenst,
almost a pity that they ahould pass un-
caught. The salmon pack for the paBt
wook is estimated by competent judges
to be fully 80,000 cases, and the total
pack so far for the season fully 100,-
000 cases. The ennneries aro as busy
us they cun possibly he, and thero are
no complaints now of alack of material
to work on.
Tbe   Voters ttsl.
The municipal eleotion, made necessary by tlie resignation of Mr. Hendry
and Mr. Scoullar, will necessitate a
revision of tho voters' list in order to
give every ratepayer an opportunity to
cast the vote to which he is entitled.
The city clork waited ou Mr. Justice
McCreight, yesterduy, with this end in
view, nnd requested him lu sit ns court
of revision to revise the voters list,
but his lordship positively refused to
aot. As tho old list of 1887 would
not be satisfactory to tliu poopio and
tho appointment of the county court
judges has not been gazetted as yot
tlioro was no courso loft for the oity to
pursue other tlian to npply to thu
lieut.-governor in council tu appoint
sumo persons to eit as a court of revision to rovise the list. The city council decided last night tu make this request and it is likely the appointment
will bo made and ttie list revised with
the least possible delay.
The salmon catch last night was by
long odds the largest sinco tho run
commenced. Somo of tho bouts fishing
opposite tho city netted nenrly 300
fish botweon 5 o'clock lust night and
B o'clock this morning, but many boats
near tho mouth of tlio river beat those
figures with euso. At noon to-dny tho
nets wero hauled out, and will remain
out till Monday morning at 0 o'clock,
A Nun -lamed  Robertson Suicides at
Vancouver Tills -Horning.
Insanity the Cause.
The body of a man was observed in
tho water this morning, at Vancouver,
lying close to the piling of Tiffins
wharf, near the railway station. On
the wharf a revolver of tho "bull dog"
pattern, with only ono chamber discharged, was found directly above
where the body was lying. The police
were notified and immediately commenced un investigation. The moment Chief Stewart saw the body he
identified it as that of John Robertson,
lately from Reginu, but originally irom
California. It was found that a bullet
hod entered the left temple and had
found an exit through the right temple, and from tho marks on the face it
is certain the muzzle of the weapon
must have been held close to tbe head.
Death must have been instantaneous.
The deed must have been done after
midnight as he was Been round town
late in the evening. Insanity was the
supposed cause fur the suicide, and the
deceased's actions for some time past
boar out this theory. Yesterday Rob
ertson went to the police station and
asked for protection, stating that a
man was following him for the purposo of taking his life. From the general tone of his conversatioi-iho waB at
once put down ns insane, but wna allowed to go as he appeared' harmless
and did not hint at closing his life by
suicide. The deceased was a man in
tho primo of life, tall, handsome and
was always well dressed. Coroner
McOuigan was notified and the inquest is in progress this afternoon.
City council.
Tho eity council met at 8 o'clock
lust night for the transaction of businoss. Present — Aldermen Curtis,
McPhaden, Jaques, Cunningham,
Townsend and Calbick.
On motion Alderman Townsend took
tho chair.
From the provincial secretary, stating that the minister of justice regretted section 102 in tho Westminster
incorporation act wus ultra vires, and
asking the permission of the council
to repeat it.
On motion the clerk was instructed
to wire the provincial secretary agreeing to the repeal.
From Matthers Ss Milligan, applying
for lease of water lots. Received and
From Waltor J. Walker Ss Co., applying for street lines on Jonrraett and
Gossett streets.
Referred to the board of works with
power to act.
From E. S. Sooullar, tendering his
resignation ns a member of tho city
Moved by Aid. Jaques and seconded
by Aid. Curtis that the resignation be
Aid. Curtis snid he did not second
the resolution without regret; Alderman Scoullar was an energetic man
and hnd done much good work atthe
board, lie had been u very useful
alderman and it would probably be
hard to replade him. Although the
speaker differed with Mr. Sooullar in
tlie railwny question, still he sincerely
regretted the resignation.
Aid. Cunningham also regretted the
resignation and he was glad ho had
nothing to do with the causo of it—his
skirts wore clear of any trouble with
either Mr. Hendry or Mr. Scoullar.
Tho latter had been a most useful
member of the council nnd Ins loss
wuuld be keenly felt.
Aid. McPhaden folt sorry that the
resignation had been sent in, but he
wus willing to stand by his share iu
what had been done that brought the
rupture about.
Aid. Calbick although regretting
the resignation, felt that, the cause lay
with Mr. Scoullar himself, and that
the affair was no fault of the oouncil,
for nothing wrong had boen done by
tho hoard.
Aid. Townsend joined with the
board in regretting Mr. Scoular's withdrawal, but it was dear to him that
the retiring alderman could take no
other course, aB his position at the
civio bonrd aud as a member of the
Southern Railway Oompany would no
longer permit of his retaining both
Tho resolution was then put and
From John Hendry tendering hia
resignation ns mnyor of Now Westminster.
Moved by Aid. Curtis, seconded by
Aid. Calbick, that tho resignntiou of
John Hendry, Esq., ns mayor of tho
city of New Westminster bo aecepted,
and this council desires to record an
expression of its most sincere regret
that any circumstances should have
arisen to deprive it of the ablo counsel and energetic assistance of a gentleman wbo has ulwuys enjoyed its fullest confidence and esteem.
Aid. Curtis said the resolution fully
covered the ground, tho oounoil meant
exactly tho words therein contained,
and therefore much tnlk on the subject wus not necessnry. But Mr.
Hendry's resignntion was to be re-
grotted, us were nlsu the circumstances thut brought it ubout. Con.
tinuing Mr. Curtis said: Whntevcr
share 1 Intel in this affair I am willing
to shoulder, und I will not attempt,
like other aldermen, to brawl out
of it. A greilt donl has already been
snid on this subject outside, and I
think now that the len3t said the better.
Aid. Cunningham did not propose
that Aid. Curtis should touch him
what to say—ho would say what hu
pleased and would bc rosponsiblo to
himself only for his utterances. . The
resignations wero deeply to bo regretted, and it wus also unwise and dishonorable cunduct that preuipitntod tbem.
Iu Mr. tlondry the city lust a mnn of
sterling ability and unquestioned integrity; he was pushing, energetic und
willing, had taken a prominent pact in
all affairs tending towards the advancement of the city, and had never spared
himself when his efforts were called
for. He might yet havo been in tho
council but for certain unwise and incorrect doings on the part of an alderman, and, ho repeated, Mr. Hendry
could ill be sparocl from  the board.
Aid. Jaques concurred with the last
speaker, and agreed that Mr. Hendry's resignation was a genuine loss to
the city, but he took exception to Aid.
Cunningham's remark concerning
"dishonorable actions." If not pass-
ing a resolution that could not bo honorably passod was dishonorable, then
Mr. Cunningham was right, but he
failed to see whero the aldermen had
done anything amiBS. He regretted
Mr. Hendry's resignation and felt certain that he would bo greatly missed
from the board.
Aid. Calbick said the aldermen hud
been elected to carry on the oity's
business properly, and he for one
would do his duty conscientiously.
The council so fur had performed its
duties both honestly and honorably,
and he would never lend himself jto
any othor course. Tho resignations
wero not of the council's seeking, and
the council was not responsible for
them, and he could uot seo what dishonorable notion thev had been party
Aid. McPhaden declared that all
proceedings had been straightforward,
and no business of a questionable
character had evor come under his
Aid. Townsend snid no dishonor
could be attached to the council, for it
could not have followed any other
courso than it did.
Aid. Cunningham did not cast the
reflection on the council aa a body he
had no such intention for his remarks
had been personally pointed.
The motion was  put  and  carried.
From tho auditor-general asking for
a chequo for the full nmount of
the city's portion of the school teachers'
salaries.   Laid on the table.
A rule nisi wns read ordering the
city to show cause why the liquor license by-luw should not be qunBhod.
Referred tu polico coniinitteo with
power to aot.
The finance committee reported that
Dr. Fugan'a lot on Prevost street
hud beon purchased.   Report adopted.
The board of works roported having sold the stone ou Douglas Btreet
for $40 to T. W. Gray; nlso thnt a
number of implements hud been purchased.   Report adopted.
The park committee reported that
the park improvement contractor had
14 men and two teams at work; also
recommending that $200 bo paid on
the contract.
Aid. Curtia asked if tho five acres
would be finished by August 1st.
Aid. Cunningham said ho had been
over tho work and thought tho contractor was doing admirably. The live
acres would likely be finished on the
date fixed.
Aid. Calbick said good progress hud
been made during tho week, and he
was suro the contractor was doing his
utmost to rush tho work.
The clerk was instructed to record
the transfer of a parcel of land on Fortesquo stroot.
The niatter uf tenders for tho oxhibition building wns referred to tlio
park committee with powor to act.
Tho clerk reported that ho had
waited upon Mr. Justice McCreight
and asked him to sit as a court of revision on the voters list, and ho had
positively refused to aot.
On motion tho olerk wns instructed
to apply to tho lieut,-governor in
council to appoint somo person to revise tho voters list.
On motiun Aid. Townsend wus up-
pointed acting mnyor in consequence
of tho resignntion of Mr. Hendry, and
to act until his successor is appointed.
Aid. Curtis gavo notico of introducing an election by-law.
The council then adjourned.
Recent advices received from Senator Mclnnes weie to the effect that
himself and family wero enjoying
themselves on the continent of Europe.
They were then in Paris, but in a few
days would loavo for a tour through
Italy and Spain, visiting also such
cities as Pisa, Naples, Venico, Romo,
and thence baok to Great Britain,
making a tour of England, Scotland
and Ireland.—World.
Job printing of all kinds neatly done
at the Columbus office, Prices will bo
found as low as at any other office In
the province —Ado
(From Daily Columbian, July 29.)
E. S. Scoullar Ss Oo. have a change
of adv. to-day in the usual place, Mr.
Samuel Mellard, of Chilliwack, has
boon appointed the agent of the lirm
at that place.
The ss. Michigan, tho latest addition to the Portland-Westminster
route, arrived in port yesterday with
freight and passengers. Aftor discharging and loading she cleared for
Ruin is sadly needed all through the
district, und unless somo falls soon tho
crops will suffer. Fortunately the
crops nro mostly pretty well advanced,
and the drought can not have a very
sevoro effect on thom.
The bank of B.C. clog nt Nnnaimo bus
performed the font, for tho second
time, of swimming over from Protection Island to Nnnnimo, a distanco of
a milo and a half. .luck played loo
long nn the bench nnd gut left by tlie
From the first drift until latest reports to-day tho snlmcm run was good,
and probably tlio day will .foot up the
best since tho commencement of tho
run. Tho bouts got from 100 to 150
tish un tho lirst drift, and this average
was maintained by soveral boats,
Vancouver will send uvi>r a strong
toam to represent tho terminal city at
tho provincial association prize meeting m this city next week. It is pro-
dicied that tho largest number of crack
shots ever gathered together in tho
provinco will tako part in tho meeting.
The new uniforms for the Westminster lacroBse club have arrived and
will bo served out to-night. Ecery
inomber is expected to be present nt
the practice night, as the match ugainst
the Victoria club may tako plnco on
Saturday next, and positively not later
thun the 10th prox.
Martin, the man who murdered C.
C. Grant for his money, in a hotel in
Tacunin luBt week, wns captured while
en route on a train to Portland. He
wuuld not acknowledge his guilt further than that he wns the man wanted.
Considerable of the money he obtained
from the body of tho murdered man
was found in his possession.
It hns been repeatedly stated that
the tomato will not ripen at Kamloops.
In contradiction to this statement wo
have tho ovidence on our table that
the fruit will ripen, Mr. E. S. Wood
haying left a ripe specimen with us
this morning, grown out of doors in
his garden on Church street. And
there aro plenty otherB on the vines
ripening fast.—Sentinel.
The Victoria Machinery Depot is nt
present putting up for Messrs. Ewen
Ss Co., uf New Westminster, a composite tug. The frames nro of galvanized steel and cumo from Liverpool ou tho ship Doris Broilersou.
The engines are triple expansion and
have nil the latest improvements.
This is the first steamer l.of\ tht kind
built in Victoria.—Times.
About 1 o'clock today Messrs. W.
Ss G. Wolfendon's famous oayuso took
a notion to enjoy another runaway,
and, acting on thu impulse of tho moment, started down Columbia stroet at
a pace that would have pressed the
winner of the Derby for first place.
After breaking a lamp post opposite
the Merchants Exchange anil 'oretty
well shaking up the vehicle, the frisky
little animal was c-iptured and returned
to its stable, none tbe worse ,of the
Whilo the Yosemite was steaming
across the gulf in the direction of this
city yesterduy morning, a large school
of whales was soon off the starboard
bow. Some of the mammalia were
spouting water for nil lliey wero
worth, whilst othors woro apparently
baBking in tho sun's rays on thu sur-
fuce of the wntor. On hearing the
noise of tho Yosemite's puddle-wheels
they evidently thought it better to
make off, and did so in tho direction
of Nanaimo. They could be seen
spouting water for a long time, until
at Inst thoy were lost to view. World
of Saturday. Now it iB in ordor for
the Free Press, which is the funny
paper of the "black diamond oity," to
remark that "it's a ooal clay when Nanaimo gets whaled."
Victoria vs. Vancouver.
Tho lacrosso mutch between the
above clubs on Saturday lust ut Victoria
did not reflect much credit on tho
game in general, and certainly calls
for thu censure of a fuw, nt lenst, of the
plnyers. Thoru seems unfortunately,
to huvo arisen a fueling of bitterness
between thu two clubs that docs not
savor of friendliness, unci prevents u
fmr unci lnuiily exhibition of tho noble
game The gnme on Snturdny brought
to mind very vividly tbo old days of
lacrosso in the oast, tvlien tho exhibitions given by tho Shamrocks uiul Toronto, unci a fow other clubs, bocunio
of such a brutal nature that, evon the
gonorai public cried out against tho
demoralization of what is naturally
uno nf tho most cciuiitiGc and beautiful
of games. The Victorians and Vnn-
couvors ure ovonly matched so fur as
playing is concerned, but tho odds aro
slightly in favor of Victoria. On a
neutral ground, and all things equal
fow would bo reckless onough to ofl'er
odds on either side. Victoria won tho
match by 4 goals to tho two tnkon by
the visitors. Tho game was far from
being a pretty one, and as a scientific
exhibition ol lacrosse it was a failure.
Fouls were frequent on both Bides, nnd
tho wrangling at times was most offen-
sivo. Tho audience seemed to consider it thoir duty to cheer the home
tonm and sneer nt the visitors, a proceeding as contomplible as it wns un-
mnnly. After tho matoh tho usual courtesies oxtonded to a visiting team woro
overlooked, nnd with so much intention
that it was easily percoived It is
hoped a similar exhibition will nevor
be seen in Westminster.
Hiimiiiiirics uf Hume of llie Cily Sermons
Spoken Sunday.
st. Andrew's chuech.
At tho Presbyterian ohurch last
night Rov. Mr, Tait, of Langley, conducted tho services, taking as his text
Revolutions 3rd chap. 20th verse—
"Behold, I stand nt the door and
knock: if any man hear my voico
and open tho door, I will como iu to
him mid will sup with him, and ho
with Mo."—and said: Doubtless large
numbers have cause to thank God for
putting this yerse in the bible. I love
tho bible all tho more because this
verse is in it. It is so beautiful, so
touching. It puts the plan of God's
redemption in such a simplo and oloar
way thut wo can nil understand and
know what it menus. It brings God's
salvation near to sinners. "Behold, 1
stand at tbo clour nud knock." Doubt-
loss it bus been used by the Spirit of
God in bringing light and salvation to
many a darkened soul. Yuu will
notice that every word of this verso iB
emphatic. You who huvo boon in tho
old country, know that there iB a custom in thu eity of Edinburgh, when u
pubho proclamation is about to bu
madu, uf three trumpeters going boforo the person reading tho proclamation. Sn this verse is introduoed by
thu emphatic word "Behold !" Those
wordu wero addressed to the Christian
church. Wo have hero a strange
'anomaly. Christ is outside, knocking
nt the door of the Christian church.
There mny be many other things thore,
but Christ is wanting. It is sad to
think of a church without Christ. It
is snd to think of a family whero
Christ is outside. They live without
any recognition of Christ, without nny
family worship. They retire to rest nt
night, and there is no recognition of
God. One has said tliat a family without family worship is like a liouse
without a roof, exposed to every Must.
It is sud to think of a human soul and
Christ shut out -the world there, und
pleasures thore, but Christ outside.
And yet that is tho case with every
unbeliever, with every unconverted
soul. Then notice tho prominence
that is given to the "I" in the text. It
is not one of His angels but it is the
Sun of God. It brings ub to realizo
how near God has brought His salvation to sinners and to the world. God
cuuld not como nearer than at the
door. Is it not u fact that thoro is no
obstacle to the sinner's salvation but
tho obstacles in his own heart 1 Christ
says: "Behold I stand," &c Tho
attitude implies that He will not stay
there always. He has waited long in
ninny oases, is waiting still, many hnve
kept the Saviour outside tor twenty,
for thirty, for forty years, and Ho is
still waiting, but he will not always
st iy. There is another thought, that
is Christ's anxiety to come in. He
knows that there is no pence in the
sinner's heart, and ho wants to bestow
it. The Saviour is not indifferent ns
to whether the individual or the
church will recognize that He is there.
He wants to awaken tho spiritually
dead sinner or the spiritually deod
church to the fact that Ho is thoro,
and su he knocks at the door, by His
Holy Spirit, suggesting holy and
solemn thoughts, through tbo Word,
and by Uis providences—tho eventa
thnt are daily taking plaoe. In these
unci in other ways Hu deals with you
and oilers tn you Hi3 grace, und to
make you one uf his children nnd to
receive you into Mis family. What
are you going to do with such u visitor
as that ? Wil] you not open tho door
nnd let him in '. Coming to thu second partof the vurse, Chriat nays "If
uny man hear my voice." Ho speaks
to everyone, there is no exception.
Then wo nro reminded that it is u
solemn thing tn hour God's voice. It
requires purpose, earnestness, on tlie
pint of the hearer to benelit. Some
of ynu may auy, how cull I open the
door? I have not tho powor to open
my heart to Christ. We mny not
have the power, but what the Saviour
wants is the will, that we should be
willing to lay aside whatever it is that
keeps ub from letting Christ in. Ho
says, "I will come in and sup with
him nnd he with Mo." You ask what
is meant by thiB. Well, it means a
transferronce; tho Saviour takes all
that the sinner has, his sins, Iub rags
and vilenees, and gives Him all that ia
His. It means the close communion
and the close relationship that goes on
botween tho Saviour and tho believer
hero on earth. O, what the ungodly
nnd the unbelieving lose by keeping
Christ outside ! Tho Saviour is now
knocking at nur doors, but by nud by
wu shall knock at His door. May God
givo us grace to let the Saviour in, so
tliat wu may have un abundant entrance with Him in glory.
At the Olivet Baptist church, tho
Rev. Thus. Baldwin spoke, in the
evening, on "Manna anil its Lesson,"
taking his text from Exodus 10c. 11 to
15v,, inclusive. Tho'substance of his
remarks was as follows: It is a good
thing for us sometimes to read
soniu instances in history of God's
dealings with His people. In -all tiio
reading nf heathen mythology nothing
soems on tho fnco of it moro ex-
trnvngnnt than this story, whioh
although brought into tangible history
as of the dealings of the One Great
God with His poople, yot thore is borne
with-it phases not in accordance with
God's recorded history, nnd wo have
to receive this revolution, of the vast-
ness of His resources, cf the fulness of
His providing caro, on tho high grounds
of implicit faith in God's word. Hore
aro two millions of poople taken out of
Egypt, tho division made in the waters
for thorn to pass, and they pass through
on dry lnnd and stand on tho otlier
sido. God closos the waters,, leaving
the pursuing enomy behind thom, thus
far protooting thom from their pursuers; but, although thoy had loft plonty
bohind thom in Egypt, thoy felt thom-
solves uow in tho wilderness with none
but God for a provider,   But you say,
don't he provide for us every day ?
Yes, but we can in a certain measure
help ourselves, nnd if wo don't plow in
spring we starve in winter; but here
wob a vast host with no means of getting food, and they said to Moses
"We'll die for want of bread." It was
the darkest niglit that multitudo ever
saw: women trying to comfort their
children, who, in their hunger, aent
up a pitoous wail, the fathers' faces
darkening in thoir discontent nnd distrust, and the outlook so black that it
was no wonder the spirit of terror wont
through this vast multitudo of peoplo.
God sees their hunger nnd wnnt, and
snys to Moses: "Speak unto thom,
saying at ovon thoy shall oat flesh, nud
in tho morning yo shall bo fillod with
bread," and they waited in trust till
tho morning, when thero lay around
their tents a smnll substance seed-like
in shape. The Israelites inquire what
is that? and under the order of Mosos
proceed to gathor it up. (Here the
rev. gentleman pointed nut that it
took 100,000 bushels to feed the multitude ovory day, nnd cnrriod the
quantity idea out to the extent, of their
forty years' sojourn ill the wilderness.)
Thnt company uf Jews wero dependent on God, unci, notwithstanding
their murmurs, there was every dny,
us had been promised, the mighty
declaration of Hm beneficent hnnd.
The light of God's presence was among
His people, yot. 'hey murmured, they
melted thoir gold uud made a molten
calf, and worshiped it, saying "Thesojie
thy gods, O Isreul, which hnve brought
theo up <mt of the'laud of Egypt." It
seemed their experience was not
enough, they must have something
more, they must havo form, ceremony,
ritual. Liko Nicodemus, they wanted
to see the evidence. My friends,
there must be faith, there is a spirituality about our religion; wo must not
stop at circs, paternosters, Hail Marys,
but go right on to Jesus Christ, the
key to unlock the storehouse of God's
beneficence. These Israelites, while
yet eating, murmured, becauso they
had no spiritual life, tlieir adherence
to God's will and command wns only a
shadow. God only continued tho supply dny by day, to touch them a leBson
of something that wob to como, yet
they only biiw as they received day by
day, and there are thousands to-day
that oannot go beyond what they see.
Thon the command was for overy man
to gather what he could eat, not to
sell; and this was to be a type of the
spiritual food, Christianity; religion is
not and must not bo made a businoss,
is not to be practiced for money. This
story represents God as a giver, faithful nnd long suffering in tho continuance of His mercy overy clay; it represents the Lord Josus Christ given by
God to a hungry world of sinful men,
who in their darkness are closed in on
every sido, and reveals to them and
provides for them a way of escape.
You say I cunnot understand; neither
did they, they broke, crushed, baked,
and lived on this manna to the end
of the forty yenrs. So wo tuke God's
Son and, although we can never fully
understand, we take Him na the manna nnd eat, mystery and all, and
nro transformed in the renowing of
nur minds, nnd are recoived through
His snerifiee, nnd our names written in
the Lamb's Book of Lifo. How vital,
how real, that, in simplicity of trust,
wo aro transformed and fed, cared for
nnd protected, and nt last enter a
place of eternal rest. Wo can't understand tho provision any more than wo
can understand our own existence.
My dear friends, just here, in eon-,
elusion, notice tho manna stopped oy
and by, when tbey got the corn on
entering tho promised hind. Now,
you can't hnvo the ninniia of this
world nnd the corn Of the next, because you don't neod both. By and
bye yon will be gathered in, and the
malum will be supplanted by tho old
corn, nnd when we aro delivered into
tiio lnnd of promise, wo slinll then
understand Ihe manifestations of his
lovo and caro along tho line. Oh, lot
us trust Hiin. Come to Him, and
under the light of His Spirit we shall
better understand His dealings with
thoso of the old dayB, Then we shall
be more than they in constancy and
more than they in works.
A Hore Evil Under tlie 8nn.
Ebitoh Colombian.—Your help is
wanted. Tho trouble is this: New
Westminstor has been for many long
years a decent place to livo in, and on
the wholo an exemplary, God-fearing;
city. Population is rapidly increasing-,,
churches havo been enlarged, and somo
very good poople havo found their way
to us, nud yet how do wo stand now fc
Yesterday excursion steamer, railroad
travelling, steamers from nil directions,
loading and unloading freight, practicing,
at tho rille rango!! Will you please-
tell the people that this is a great sin,
that it will prove very hurtful to thein,
thut God is nngry with the wicked, and.
that it is very offensive to those who ure
trying to remember the Sabbath day to
keep it holy ? And pleaso, Mr. Editor,
will you ask tho ministers of the olitirolics
to tell their members and u'Ucc-bcarcrs
thnt it is a very grent shame for so many
of them to bc travelling on the Lord's
day, causing weak brethren to stumble,
aud tho enemy to blaspheme'' Do toll
thom not to be afraid, and you will help
them, for morally wo are on, tho "down
grade." Pioneer.
P. S.—I havo seen at ono timo the
steamers prevented unloading freight at
our wharves. Is it legal now for steamers to do so, and mako no difference -
betweon Sunday and any othor day?.
Police court.
Before T. C. Atkinson, P. M., and w, D.
Ferris, J.P., anil CnpkPlttondrlgh, ,T,P,
John Androzjewski, charged with
unlawfully nnd malioiously breaking a
big drum, the property of tho Salvation
Tho court ordered defendant to pny
$7, the costs of the damage, and. imposed a fine of $1. nnd costs of  the
NO. 31.
Weekly British Columbian
-A'ctluvMliiy UiiinliiK. .Inly HI. 1880.
(From Daily Columbian, July 30.)
Look out for ruin.
Salmon averaged well last night and
the run ia fully up to what was expeoted of it.
A heavy fog enveloped tho river for
a few hours this morning, commencing with the break of day.
Bush fires still prevail suuth of the
boundary, and tho telegraph system
continues badly disorganized in consequence.
Grain cutting is well under way ou
the North Arm, and a bounteous harvest will be reaped. Threshing will
commence on Monday next on several
of tho largest farms.
The contractors for the nbw Bushby
block have a large foroe of men at
work tearing down tho old relics of
Westminster's pioneer days, nnd hy
the ond of the woek these old landmarks will have completely disappeared.
The Tacoma mill on Wednesday last
cut 465,928 feet of lumber, and broke
the record. Somo time ago 410,000
feet was the largest the null had cut,
but Captain Libby concluded on Wednesday to try and break it, and he
did. The regular day's work is 250,-
000 feet.
The contract for grading St. Androw
and Ellis streets has been awarded to
Mr. L. Williams, the prico being $1,-
270. The three other tenders wore
about $500 higher and all within a few dollars of ench other.
Work on this contract will be commenced immediately.
Dr. I. M. McLean, health officer,
presented his weekly report to the oity
counoil lust night. It is satisfactory
in every way, and states that the many
wild rumors concerning the health of
the city wero in almost every instanco
Without foundation. After all that
has boen said tho roport is most reassuring.
The bear in the pit at Beacon Hill
park waxeth fat, and the animal's collar is getting too small for it. To take
that collar off is nooessnry, but just
who will undertake the job it is hard
to say. It will not be a very easy
contract anyhow, for the bear is very
apt to collar the party who interferes
with it.—Standard.
Monday evening, says the Calgary
Tribune, Mr. Carey arrived from Edmonton with $1,400 worth of gold,
which had been taken out of the Saskatchewan. This makes a total of $8,-
000 taken out this year. Mr. Carey
ssys the wheat crop is looking very
well, while oats and potatoes will probably be n half crop.
Tho lacrosse practice last night wub
not so well attended na usual, but a
sufficient number of players wore present to make an interesting hour's
work. The uniforms were served out
to the players, and very pretty they
looked in the new outfit. The shirt ia
by far the most handsome in use in
the province, being cardinal red with
the monogram of the club worked in
large whito letters.
The Minneapolis Tribune says:
Victoria, British Columbia, is the
slowest town in North America. Business men there get down to their
offices at lp.m., and leave at 4. Victoria should substitute "A.D." for the
"B.O." after its name, and try to be
something less than 1900 years behind
the times."—The Minneapolis man
whu stole this item from a Chicago
paper is probably tho travelling journalist who was nrrostod for "till tapping" in Victoria last summer.
The Surrey Dyke.
Mr. Henry T. Thrift C. M. C, of
Surroy, has nn advertisement in this
issue calling for tenders for the construction of tho Surrey dyke, flood
gates and all work in connection therewith. Tenders will bo recoived up to
August 31st. That the enterprising
poopio of Surrey have decided to go on
with this important work is a . matter
of congratulation to the district generally. Tho poople of Surrey seem to
be alive to their necessities und fully
up to tho progress of tho ago.
Forresters' Fete.
The Forresters of this city nro making every preparation to join with
their Victoria brethren in- making the
Foresters feto at the Capital city tho
grand success that tho colobration de-
servos. Not only will the members of
the order in Westminster attend in
full numbers, but many of their friends
havo signified tlieir intention of also
going over to enjoy the ploasures of
tho day. The excursion loaves this
city at 1 o'clock Friday aftornoon to
connect at Vancouver with the steamor
for Victoria. The fare for the round
trip has been arranged at a very low
figure, wliich no doubt will induce
many more lu join the excursion.
The North Arm Rrlilgcs.
Work on tho North Arm bridges
commenced 10 days ago, and operations are now being most actively
prosecuted. A lurge numbor of tho
piles for tho first bridge have beon
driven, and this portion of tho work,
ospueiully, is being rapidly accomplished. Much of the material for the
bridges is on tho ground und the workmen nro busily employed putting tho
sections together. Tho wnter in the
river is at n very convenient stage at
pi'OBont for tho easy prosooution nf tho
work. Over forty mun nro ongnged on
the contract, and there is every prospect nf the work boing finished within
the next 00 days, wliich hardly scorned possiblo u month ngo.
The Toronto llxhlblllim.
Tho dato fur receiving exhibits for
the Industrial Exhibition at Toronto
expires on August 121 h, and intending
exhibitors should boar this in mind.
This date docs not apply to perishable
goods, wliich will be received up to
August 31st. As it is a matter of
very great importance that the provincial exhibit should be in every way
worthy of British Columbia, farmers,
manufacturers, fishermen, miners, unci
in fact everyone who has anything to
send that will bo of interest or vnlue
to the exhibition, should forward the
goods or specimens, addressed B. O.
Exhibit, city hall, Vancouvor, with
tho lenst possible delay. Arrangements have been mado with all transportation companies to carry exhibits
free of coat, so thnt there is no oxponso entailed on the exhibitor.
Ten Hollers Ordered.
The McLaren-Ross Lumbor Co.
have ordered from the William Hamilton manufacturing company, Peterboro, Out., whose agents in this provinco aro Messrs. F. G. Strickland &
Co., of this city, 10 steel boilers, 5x14
feet in size, of 72 hoiso power each,
and to be mndo from ij inch plate with
7/10 inch honda. Tho oompany has also ordered a refuse burner, mammoth
in size, nnd wliich will put completely
into the shade anything of the kind on
the Pacific coast, it not in tho whole
world. It will be 140 feet high, 26
feet in diameter and made from steel
plate. The manufacture of the boilers
and the refuse burner will bo commenced immediately, and they are to
be delivered at Westminster early this
fall. Tho purchnso is one of the largest ever made in boilers from the
Hamilton   Manufacturing  Company.
Fire Department Changes
Tho report submitted by the fire
committee at the city council meoting
Inst night was an elaborate affair, and
dealt in a business like manner with
the many pressing needs of tho fire
department. The clauso recommending the establishment of a lire alarm
telegraph system was laid over, although its adoption was most heartily
and ably endorsed by both Aid. Reid
and Aid. Jaques. The remaining
clauses were adopted, and these include the purchase of a new fire engine, a now alarm bell, and the furnishing of apartments in the fire hall
for the use of firemen who wish to
sleep there. The steamer is to be removed to one of the Front street slips,
where it will be kept ready for use and
thus save the dangerous delays at
present oxperienced in getting the engine to the water. This new plan is
vastly superior to the system now in
vogue. The new fire engine will be
kept at station No. 2, and the hand
fire engine brought back to the Hyack
hall. When the new bell arrivos the
old one will be hung in station No,
2. All these changes and additions
wero required, and thoy cannot fail to
increase the efficiency and value of the
Fan's Landing and Settlement.
It may not be known to the goueral
public how much cut off from communication with traffic and trade centres is this thriving agricultural settlement. Bnt such is the case, unfortunately for the enterprising farmers
who for many years hnve been living
thoro. The road by whioh their produce has beon taken to the river is
now washed away, and so their moans
of earning a livelihood have been seriously crippled. It is a state of things
much to bo deplored and it is hoped
if this item reaches tho notice of those
in authority that they will in duo season givo this matter tho attention the
caso desorves.—Com.
Delia Jottings.
The musical hum of tho mowor has
given place to the monotonous click of
the binder, quito a largo urea of grain
has already been cut, and though in
somo locations, the drought will considerably lighten the averago yield, of
both grain and roots, yot very many of
the very largest grain fields in the
settlement bid fair to amply sustain
Delta's well known record for productiveness.
The gonial smile whioh irrndintes
tho fnco of every cannery proprietor
one meets, gives ocular demonstration, thnt tho excellent run of salmon
which thoy aro now enjoying is equal
to thoir most sanguine expectations.
May tho shadow of the famous sockeyo nover grow loss.
Boundary Bay is becoming quite a
fashionable summer resort. A picnic
party from tho Delta drovo over on
Friduy last to enjoy a clay's outing,
nod to sniff the salubrious salt-water
air. Quite a number of tho citizens
from the Royal city aro at presont run-
ticnting there, nud enjoying the
luxury of a snltwntor hath, having
thoir headquarters in Mr. Alexander's
pleasant grove, whilo Mr. Brewster,
with bis characteristic onergy, is en-
gnged in clearing up a portion of
Undo Sam's domain south of tbo
"Iron Post," with a view to utilizo
one of nature's own park-like pleasure
grounds, whicli ho proposes to adorn,
and make into a pleasant retreat, for
the many tourists and picnickers who
in the noar futuro will bo on tho lookout for just such comfortable surroundings during ouch summer sonson as he
is preparing to provido for them.—
The pleasant flavor, gentle action and
soothing effects of Syrup of Figs, whon
in need of u laxative and if the father or
mother be costive or bilious tlio most
gratifying results follow its use, so that
it is tho host family remedy known und
every family should huvo u bottle.
The ltcHults of the KxamlllRtlnns.—Sue-
cossrul Candidates and the
Murks Obtained.
Tho following is the report of the
board of examiners, who havo just
concluded the examination of candidates for ccrtilicntos of qualification to
tench in the publio schools of this province. Of the ono hundred nnd seventeen candidates who presented themselves, one hundred and eight took
tlie papers in Victoria, and the remainder iu Kamloops. In addition,
Four graduates of British universities
wero required to tako tho papor on
education, thus malting, in all, one
hundred and twenty-one candidates.
Johnston, J. P., 1881, Renewal 1889.
Itossiter, Henry J., B. A., University
of Toronto 18S0, Renewal 1889.
Gordon, Robert G., Renewal 1889.
Stramberg, Hector M., Dalhousio University, Hnlifax, 1889.
Paul, Edward ii., M. A., University
of Aberdeen, Scotland, 1889.
Hunter, Walter, 13. A., McGill University, Montreal, 1889.
Landells, Robert, B. A., Dalhousie University, Halifax, 1889.
Law, Robert, B. A., Victoria College,
Cobottrg, Ontario, 1889.
Henderson, Thomas, M. A., Q»cen's
University, JJu\.ii„, 1889.
MoGarrigle, Thom.o A., B. A., University of New Brunswick, 1889.
Miller, John J., B. So., Dalhousio University, Halifax, 1889.
Kayo, James 1SS0 1889.
Offerhaus, R   " "
Murray, Paul 1882 "
Cameron, Miss A. D....1883 "
Horton, Miss Luorctia..  " "
Forrest, Miss C. W. 1883-1884 "
Slnggett, G. H   " "
Bell, Miss Emelene   " "
Phelps, WilliamH .. ..  " "
Jones, David ■*" "
Wood,E.S 1883 "
Fraser, Roderick L   " "
McLennan, John C  " "
Woo% William M   "
Gardiner, Miss AbbieF..  " "
Gilchrist, Aloxandor...." "
McLeod, John A   " "
Kinney, William T   " "
Bryant, Miss Maria  " "
Coatham, WilliamC... 1886 "   *
Kerr, Daniel E " "
Purdy, Raffles A. R  " "
Bannerman, Alex. M.... " "
Armstrong, Miss F. E...  " "
Plaxton, Robert J  " "
Offerhaus Mrs. Mary A.. " "
McDonald, Donald J.... "
Dockrill, George M 1887 "
Irwin, Joseph  " "
Sylvester, MissE. E....  " "
Pope, Miss J, M. H  " "
Leduc, Thomas   " "
Rogers, Miss Ellen   " "
Nicholson, Thomas......  " "
Shaw, John   " "
Watson, Frederiok  " "
MoRoe, George W  " "
Campbell, Eli J.;,..  " "
Maximum Marks
Murks Obtain'd
Gnnton, James B 3750 2498
Tolminson, William....  " 2302
Smith.JohnF  " 2270
Netherby,StephenB...  " 2263
Dougan, James  " 2257
Harding, Mary L 3150 2102
Hay. Emma  . " 2071
McNeill, Angus B  " 2064
Rutherford, Isabella M. " 2023
Currie, Mary Etta  " 2016
Williams, Mary  " 1971
Thomson, JamesW.... " 1892
McLeod, James R 2550 1574
Cox, Frances E  " 1516
Arrowsmith, Frances... " 1468
Johnston, RobertC... " 1452
Bryant, Thomas  " 1448
Fawcett, Graoe H  " 1441
Warner, BcsBle '. " 1436
Chirstie, Isabel R  " 1427
Mebius, Jcamictte  " 1417
Millnrd, Blanche  " 1416
McUne, Minnie H  '■' 1387
McDowell, Martha  " 1381
Galloway, James A.... " 1369
Lorimer, ChristinaT... " 1359
Gillis, John  " 1348
Homer, MargaretF.... " 1333
Waller, Annie G  " 1325
Carr, Alice M  " 1326
Gilchrist, William A... " 1307
Withrow, Gertrude H.. " 1299
Hepburn, Janot  " 1288
Knapp, Thomas E  " 1286
McLennan, JosephMcK. " 1281
Hopkins, Kato S 1950 1269
Hanna, KiclnirdS   " 1100
King, SaiaO  " 1017
Dullas, Margaret R.... " 990
McKco, Mrs. Augusta..  " 085
McKay, Minna 0    " 984
Iloinor, Mary S  1950 1003
Hopkins, Nicholas, R.. " 1036
Ourrie, Elizabeth  " 1028
Nelson, Kato II  " 1014
Ross, Duncan  " 1001
Blair, William  " 974
Gowan, Susan M . " 955
Norris, Martha J  " 952
McMillan, Michael  " 04"
Procter, Arthur P  " 039
Douglas, Robert J  " 033
Askew, Julia  " 924
Hicks, AunioH  " 921
Nowbnry, FdaL  " 921
Crockford, MaryH.... " 919
Austin, MaryO  " 910
Ferguson, Lena M  " 907
Bottinv, Lena  " 906
Currie, Clara C  " 004
Sutherland, James  " 809
Workman, Elizabeth J. " 89S
Mebius, Lucy A  " 89-1
Kotohoson, Annie  " S74
Currie, Alice E  " 852
Craig, Marjorio I  " 840
Haldon, Alice M  " 837
Carniichaol, Annie E... " 813
Monro, Annie,).'  " 809
McGregor, Maggie  " 805
McDouaW.Mrs.AiinicC. " 794
Allon, Minnie  " 780
llalliday, Jamos A,
Doils, Archibald.
Caldwell, Mrs. L. M.
McDougall, Misa Arohona J.
Bailey, Miss Adclaido S.
Reynard, Marinaduke C 1620
Stewart, Herbert D. R 1389
Armstrong, Louis H. S 916
McGirr, William J 907
Haarcr, Mary Paulina 546
B. D. PorE, B.A.,       \
D. Fraser, M. A„       I Board of
F. G. Walker, B. A.,  VExamin-
Cantab, I    ers.
John Anderson, B. A.J
An American exchange is responsible for the following: F. I.
Seymour, the inventor of the process
of procuring aluminum from clay, is
dead, and the secret of his invention has died with him. A company has existed at Findlay, O., for
making aluminum by Seymour's
process for four years, and it has
paid large dividends, but Seymour
religiously kept the secret of the
chemical process by whioh he finally
evolved the aluminum from the
clay, and when he died recently
from apoplexy he carried his knowledge to the grave. The factory will
accordingly havo to be closed.
A company was recently formed
in England for the purpose of recovering the treasure supposed to be
contained in the hulks of the French
vessels lost in the battle of the Nile.
a-i.rfse vessels nave lain for ven""
where they sank without molestation, but now that this movement
is on foot as described, the French
press has worked itself into a fury
on the subject and indulges in such
epithetB in connection therewith as
"the consummation of a sacrilege,"
"a deadly insult to the French flag,"
eto. In the meantime the preparations of the company go quietly on.
Wholesale city Market.
Beet,     perlOfllbs 8 4 00® 450
Pork            "        7 60 @ 8 60
Mutton          "         8 008 9 OO
Potatoes.now"        100 9
Cabbage       "        60 @ 100
Onions          "         1 00 a 160
Wheat          "        1 60 @ 0 00
Oats               "         1259
Peas               "         1609 2 00
Ray,       per ton   12 00 @ 15 OO
Butter (rolls) per lb  0 25 9 0 30
Cheese,            "   0149 0 15
Eggs,      perdoz  0 209    25
Cordwood (retail) per cord  8 00 9 4 00
Apples, per box  80 9 1 50
Hides(gr'n)i>er lOOlbs  4 009 6 00
"    (dry)       "       —  6 009 9 00
Wool, per lb ,,.  6 9    10
tfim Btby wu sick, w* gar. her Cutout,
When iho wu i Child, ihe cried for Cutoria,
Whtn the toume Miu, ihe clang to Cutoria,
Wnoa tht aid Childnn, tht give thamCutorit
MusonicBuilding, NewWestminster,
B. C. dwta
Masonic Building,  New Westmin-
iter, B. O. dwmy4to
BARRISTERS. SOLICITORS, eto. Offloes—Masonlo Buildings, New West-
mlnster, and Vnnconver, B. C.       dwto
GOLD MEDALIST ot the University ol
the High Court of Justice, Ireland. Offloes,
Corner McKenzie & Clarkson Sts., New
Westminster. dwfe21f
ARCHITECT.  Offlce—Corner Mary and
Clarkson Sts., Westminster,   dwtc
Notice of Removal.
her Dims-mafelng Establishment to
tho Rooms abovo I). S. Curtis & Co.'s Drug
Store. jiy20in6wU
Great Removal Sale!
to City Bakery, I will offer (or the
next fifteen dnys,
On nil cash purchases.
Sign ol the "Buffalo,"
New West., July 27,1881).       dwjlBto
A Pleasing- Sense of Health
and Strength Renewed, and
of Ease and Comfort
Follows tho two of Syrup of Figs, as it
acts gently on tho
Kidneys, Liver @ Bowels
Effootually Cleansing tho System when
Costivo or Bilious, Disponing
Colds, Headaches and Fevers
and penmiueiilly curing
without weakening ov irritating the organs bn which it nets,
Ifor salo In TCo bottles by nil Leading
iiASUFAcreiiKii o.nlv bv inn
San RiANcisco, C»i...
Wholesale and Retail Druggists
'-cauL goixxxi
Including Tools of all kinds of the best makes; CrOSS-CUt & Hlind-Saws,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary I'tciisils for Farming;
Pulley Blocks, Sniitcn Blocks. Hope & Chain in all sizes; Pitcn,
Tar & Oakum; Tarred and Plain Paper for Building; Paints & Oils
In all colors; Liquid Paints in all shades; Floor Paints ready touse; Grind
Stonesi Waif Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
Imbricating Oils; Traps of all *
Agricultural Implements.
Imbricating Oils) Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
tr Speoial attention given to orders by mail.
t. j. ti3.a.:e*-':p sz oo.,.
dwjly3to Columbia Street, New Westhiksteb.
Silkjaffetai Cotton Gloves
Lace Mitts, &c.,
In Ladies' and Children's sizes.
At Great Reduction in Prices!
Ogle, Campbell & Freeman
BMngles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
-A-ITD  .A.X.X.   KZI3S-DS   OB1
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
ors.   Frames,   Windows,
The Columbian Printing Establishment lias first-class facilities for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bit! Heads. Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodger*,
Prioe Lists, &o. Prices will lie found as low as at any other oflici where
first-class work is dono. VOLUME 34.
NO. 31.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Moralng. Jnly M« l*8'-1-
A itiniblful Story.
On tho last trip of the steamship
Geo. W. Elder the passengers reported that correspondent Bruce, of the
Omaha Bee, hnd fallen into a crevasse
from a mountain glacier uud had been
lost. Bruce and a Prof. Willoughby
went into tho mountains to take photographic views of an alleged mirage of
an ancient city which was reported to
bo visible in the ice „t a glacier. The
report of the hiss of Bruce is looked
upon ns doubtful, and as au attempt to
get up a sensation nnd secure a large
salo of the photographs of the mirage,
a fow of the view-: being brought down
by the Elder. —CWimis'.
EncimuKr Willi a randier.
Whilo Mr. Lee and his brother, both
farmer* at French Creek, were slashing near a rond on their land, they
noticed their dog, a valuable Irish
terrier that thoy had been offered £35
for to send to England for show purposes, snuffing around the logs and
brush in a very suspicious manner,
when suddenly he leapt upon a log
just in time to be received by a large
panther, wliich grabbed him by the
astonishment, they made a rush for
the bruto armed only with a brush-
hook and an nxo, but the animal,
deeming discretion the better part of
valor, retired precipitately into the
woods, leaving the carcass of his prey
where he had kiliod it.—Courier.
All Interesting Display.
That ever enterprising firm, Messrs.
F. G. Strickland Si, Co., are making
application to the directors of the agricultural socioty for a space, 50x60
feet, in the main building for the purpose of making a large display of all
kinds of farm implements and general
maohinery at the coming exhibition.
It is the intention of this firm to put
in steam power so as to give an exhibition ot the machinery at work, which
will bo a most proper and business
lake way of displaying tlieir goods, besides whicli it will lend additional interesting features to the show. Messrs.
Strickland Ss Co. will also furnish steam
power to other parties wishing to make
a display of machinery, and if any
electrio light company is anxious to
■how their plant at work thiB would
be an excellent opportunity for such
an exhibition. It is to bo hoped the
apace asked fur will be allowed by the
society. ^^__^__^^__
The false hair trade of New York
requires the annual importation to
that city from Europe of about four
tons of human hair. London takes
about seven tons annually.
John L. Sullivan is being put
forward in earnest as a candidate
for mayor of Boston. Still we do
not believe that the New England
Athens will stultify herself by voting Sullivan into the civic chair
because he is a great bruiser.—Am.
It is said that Baron Rothschild
headed a deputation of prominent
English Jews who waited upon tho
Shah of Persia in London and prayed that he would take steps, on his
return to Persia, to improve the
condition of the Jews in his dominions.
Clas3 in Physiology: Omaha
Teacher—"Will some member of
the class explain how we hear things!"
Bright Sprig—"Somebody tells pa
something down town, then pa tells
it to ma as a profound secret, then
ma tells it at the sewing society
meeting, and then we all hear it.
An absent-minded German professor was one day observed walking with one foot continually in the
gutter, the other on the pavement.
A pupil meeting him, saluted him
with, "Good evening Herr Professor;
how are you 1" I was very well, 1
thought," answered the professor,
but now I don't know what's the
niatter with mo ; for the last half
hour I have been limping."
John Bennett, of Spots wood, N.J.,
to show the ardor of his affection to
Miss Cornelia Hulliish, made a deed
of $18,000 of property to her n few
days before ho was to lead her to the
altar. But Cornelia thought Bennett old and ugly, while her cousin,
David Jobs, was young and handsome. She is Mrs. David Jobs now,
and refusos to restore tiie §18,000
which the unwise love of John Bennett bestowed upon her.—Ex.
A Kansas City evening paper
comments upon the fact that St.
Paul has expended three quarters of
a million dollars in city improvements this year, and plaintively
adds: "Had all the work which is
contemplated in Kansas Oity been
properly attended to, instead of being
pushed to ono side by the common
council, it would have shown twice
that amount of money expended."
Another sad instance of might have
been.—Pioneer Press.
The Italian Bersaglieri, or rifle"
mon, are taught a marching gait
which astonishes the military men of
othor nations. A Bersaglieri regiment stationed at Cremona recently
made a forced maroh of about seven
and one-sixth miles in seventy-three
minutes, After a halt of half an
hour the regiment set out on its ro
turn, marching without a pause to
Cremona, and passing in review at
double time as fresh as if they had
not covered fourteen miles in three
Those who wish to livo brigand who does not" observes an exchange—will be cheered by the information that the duration of
human life appears to be extending.
Common sense applied to the problems of existence is doing much to
remove the causes whieh make
for early disolution. Poople nre indeed learning to avoid the death
traps, and to operate the human machine with such care that it will
last long. The point to be remembered is that in youth there is a reserve
power which must not, by dissipation or other unnatural agencies, be
drawn upon. Let that power be
economized, and it will stand its
possessor in good stead when sickness or old age overtakes him, The
wilful waste, of vitality on the other
hand will lead to the proverbial
"woful want" in due time.
V. u. 1UC1IARDS k Co,
67cii's,—I sprained my leg so badly
that I had to be driven home in a carriage. I immediately applied MINARD'S LINIMENT freely and in 4S
hours could use my leg again as well as
ever. Joshua Wynahght.
Bridgewater, N. S.
Don't re Fooled.—When you require
a worm expeller nsk for CHEROKEE
VERMIFUGE and take no other. It is
always reliable and pleasant to take.
wanted for the Burton's Prairie Public School. Duties to commence the First
Monday ln August, Salary, W per month.
Address        RALPH BURTON,
Sec. Hoard of Trustees
Johnson's Landing P. O., July 12. Jyl7wt8
Threshing   Machine
Machino, nearly new, for sale cheap.
Separator and horse-power complete, on
trucks.—Apply to
wjly3m2 North Arm, B. C.
Real Estate Agent
NEW WESTMINSTER :-Offlce, Mackenzie Street.
Full List of City and Suburban Property.
Particular attention paid to Farming
Accurate information to correspondents. dwmyOyl
my stock I will sell feed of all kinds
at the following low prices:
Jllx'-d Onts and H'ens, 25 per cent. Peas,
#90.00 per ton.
Uo. 50 per cent Peas, $88.00 per ton.
Chopped Barley Feed* $28.00 per ton.
Pea Feed, $33.00 per ton*
The above feed Is warranted to be flrst-
class, and for dairymen and stockraisers
no better can be found In the market.
Terms, cash on delivery.
wjly21m2 Langley Mills.
Britisli Columbia's Exhibit
prepare nn Exhibit from NewWestminster for the
Toronto Industrial Exhibition
Is anxious to secure such a collection as
will do Justice to the resources of the city.
Auy person in the city orclsewh'-ie who
has, or expects to bavo before the date of
the Exhibition nt Toronto, rucIi art teles ns
are deemed worthy of being exhibited,
will confer a favor liy communicating, as
soon as possible, with somo member- of
the committoe. All articles taken for exhibition will bo packed mid Weill- five Of
charge to the exhibitor. Tbo local committee Is composed of Iho following gentlemen!—
Fish and Game—.1. A. Laidlaw, Esq.,
Alex. Ewen, Esq., and P, 0. Birrell, Esq.
I'KomxTS-Thos. Cunningham, Esq., W.
Wolfenden. Esq,
Brown. Esq.,H. V.Edmonds, Esq.
Pnonuoxaov the Forest—H, Elliott,
Esq., J. B. Kennedy, Esq,, D.McNair.Esq.
JOHN HENDRY, Chairman,
1). ROBSON, Secretary.
Land a Investmeat Agency
(X.IMITSir> 1
15 Serjeant's Inn, Fleet Street,
Tlio Business of ALLSOP & MASON lins
been merged ln the above Company nnd
will booarrled on by tho Company from
this Onto iih a general Land Investment
unit Insurance Agency.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage at Low
Rates. Town Lois and Farming Lands
for Halo on easy terms.
Victoria,B.C.,May 10th, 1887. dwjly6
for Infants and Children.
[ recommend it as luperior to any prescription
known to me."      H, A. Abchto, 11D,
111 So, Oxford St, Brooklyn, N.Y.
I CMtorta enres Colic, Constipation,
Sour Stomach, Dtorrhmo, Eructation,
Ellis Worms, gives sleep, and promotes al>
Without injurious medication.
The Ccktacr Compa.it, 77 Murray Street, N. Y.
Jas. Ellard I Co
Pell, Rice Coil-spring; iMaughlan
u is-Gi mn mm
Democrat and Express Wagons!
ttW The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia,
Held cfc O-mrrl©.
-t1'„ G7Jz^jSljE§[»JES
Practical Watchmaker,  Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
A full line of Spectacles & Eyc-Glasscs in stool, rubber, silver arc gi.nl
frames.   Tho finest Pebbles made, $4 per pair; all sights suited.
Speoial attention given to FINE WATOH REPAIRS, Having learns, tli,
business thoroughly from some of the finest Horologors in England, and sinco then
managed the watch-repairing departments of a few of tho best Arms on tho continent of America, is a sufficient guarantee of good workmanship. Formerly manager for nearly 8 years of the well-known firm of Savage k Lyman, Montreal.
Charges Moderate,
Montreal, Deo., 1887.—Mr. F. Crake.—Andw. Robertson, Esq., Chairman ol
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, saysi "I never found a Watolimakor who did so
well for mo as you did when in Montreal, and I am sorry you are not here to-day."
The Columbian Feinting Establishment hns first-class facilities for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodgers,
Price Lists, &c. Prices will be found as low as at any other oflicn where
first-class work is done.
^They are not only made of the
Choicest ToliaCCO but they are of
Home Manufacture, and should be
patronized by all good citizens.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
Farmers, Attention!
Chilliwack,  fflSo C,
31 Farm Wagons.
IS Buck Boards.
1 Span well matched 4-year old
Black Morses.
3 Single Driving Horses.
0 Cows and Calves.
10 Head Steers.
1 Trotting Wagon.
0- A Full Lino of Cooking Stoves,
Heating Stoves, Tinware, Hardware,
Groceries, Dry Goods, Notions, Crockery & Stoneware, Clothing, Hats & Caps,
Drugs, Farm Implements, House Furnishings, Furniture, and tho Largest Line
of Boots and Shoes above Westminster
and tbe most Complete Stock of General
■ o
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£H   -J
f /US
Tj o W
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... IJ   fl)
*  m  fl
sz oo.
Real  Estate,
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Business relating to
Real Estate,
London Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Fire Insurance Co. of
london and Lancashire Life Assurance Co.
Canton Insurance Oflico, Ld. (Marine)
OFFICES! '    "
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St., Victoria
(Late of England)
Comet of Churoh and Oolumbia Streets,
narSiitlsfiictlon guaranteed.    dwfe7to
H pose applying to the Chief Commissioner of Lands ana Works for permission
to purchase a piece of land 20 chains wide
and 80 chains long in Section 24, Township No. S, Now Westminster Distriot,
being south of and adjoining my farm on
Boundary Bay, containing tiffi acres, moro
or less. WM. B. SKINNER,
„ . .„ „. . PerWat.H.Ladner,
Dated Now Westminstor,
June 11,1869. WJeI2m2
Fruit Trees,
Ornamental Trees,
Small Fruits,
And GARDEN STOCK on hnnd In grent
Everything lli-sl-class end furnished in
good simpo.
i6S,Send 15 cts. for valuable 80-pnge Descriptive Catalogue with 8 bountiful ool-
ored platen.  Prico Lists sent, froe.
dwdellito Port Hammond, B. O.
for Sale!  \
all the leading varieties of
Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries,
SHALL I HI ITS of overy description,
Bouquets, Wreaths nnd Crosses made
to ordor.
ddwapsyl p. LATHAM.
Cor. Columbia mo Church Sit.
New Westminster, Brit. Col.
Monuments, Headstones & Tablets
In Marble or Granite of Best Quality.
N. B.—Just received—the finest assortment of Scotch Urnnllfi MonumculH over
seen n British Columbia, whioh will be
sold at prices putting competition outof
the question.
Beal Estate Brokers and
Financial Agents.
Confederation Life Juoclatlon of
Royal and Lancaihlre Fire ln»ur*»
aine Companies,
aa.Valuable Lots for sale ln the City
and District, of Westminster; and choice
Lota in the City of Vancouvor.
Porsons wishing to buy or sell city or
rural property should communicate with
Offices: Bank of B.C. building; opposite
posl olllco, W est minster, imd Hustings St.,
Vancouver. dwaplfltc
330-332 COttUQVA STREET,
Importers nud Dealers tn
Puyallup Nursery!
Grown In the famous Hop Region of Puyallup and White River Valleys,
TONS* of Grass and Clover Seed.
TONS nf Cholee Send Potatoes (lOklllds)
TOSS of Choicest Vegetable Seeds.
 SEASON 1880 4 1890.	
Enough for Dealers. Enough for Planters
New revised List and Prices Just out.
Don't lool yourself by not sending for II,
immediately and learn what is grown and
to bo hail closo at home. Calitloguo freo
to nil. .1.11.0111,1:,
wJeSmO l'liyallup, Wimh. Ter.
Mary Street, NewWestminster, B.C.
ITelepuonis No. 55.]
London and Lancashire Fire and
British Umpire Life Insnrance
New Weitminster Building Society.
Aecountnnt's Ollloo, Diocese of N.W.
Oity Auditors,.!SBO, 1887 and 1881.
nud other monotnry transnctlous,
Havo several good Investments on tholr
books, nnd all now Comoro will do woll to
call before doing business elsewhere


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