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The British Columbian, Weekly Edition Aug 21, 1889

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ul or Business Cjii-lIs-•-■:'-' per month, special i-ui.es for general t-rude aUv-si'tlslugi
aocni'iiihg to apa-ae occuplod and tlunUloii
of contract.
AinjIJo.i Biiifls* when displayed, oharged
25 pur oent.'loss than transient atlyt-H-, It
eol id, c barged at regular tmnni«ut rat!**-.
Ap-acatil Solid"' nmong mirtlng waiter,
2(1 era, per llne eucb tiiKerllon, Specials
inserted hy tne month ttt reduced ratos.
Births,JMiirrifttfesttud Uoaths.filt'oreach
Insertion; Funeral Alices in couuectlon
wil.li i.'-Hihn, iift cts. each insertion.
Trittistenl Adv^rilnrntn'tith.—First ln-,«i*-
tlou, lltcl.-'. per line, solid nonpareil; sub-
■equmii. iiwertlott-i, 7 otfl. per line.
Htajg.'iin^ Artvcrtlacmonts.—Professional or Business Ourd"—91*60  per month.
Special rates for general trade advertising.
Speel-il Notices, Births, Marriages and
Deaths, same rates as Daily.
tints must be all metal,and forlargeouts
an extra rate -will bo charged.
WVersons sending in advertisements
should be careful to state whether they
are to appear In tho Dally Edition, or the
Weekly, or both. A liberal reduction Is
made when Inserted In both. No advertisement Inserted for less than SI,
Who do not receivo their papor regularly,
from the Carriers or through the Post
Oflice, will confer n favor by reporting the
sam o to the oflico of pu bl (cation at once.
Weekly Britisli Coteta.
Wednesday Jliniilim, Ann. Ul. 1HS9.
Tho ratepayers of Victoria have
decided that they can't afford the
luxury of whisking up to the "hub"
in 2 hours and 37 minutes over
Amor DeCostnos' amphibious palace
car line. At the voting on the 13th
on the two bylaws in aid of the
Victoria, Saanich & New Westminater Railway, the interest bonus bylaw was carried by a bare majority
of throe only, while the share by-law
was defeated by forty-six votes.
Tho interest bonus by-law as passed
provides, briefly, that the city of
Victoria shall grant and guarantee
unto the railway company u bonus
of interest on $500,000 of the company's bonds for twenty-five years,
amounting to $20,000 a year; also
that the company shall have a free
water supply for ten years, and exemption from taxation for the same
period. The defeated share by-law
called for the corporation of Victoria
becoming a shareholder in the V. S.
St N. W. B.R. to the extent of 1,250
shares of $100 each in the capital
stock of the company, and to meet
and pay for the calls on the 1,250
shares to the extent of $125,000.
Although temporarily wet-blanketed
by the verdiot of the ratepayers
-wo expect to see tho Viotoria, Saanich Ss Westminster Railway "bobbing up serenely" again in
some other direction. The public
promoters of the scheme, Hon.
Armor DeOosinos, Hon, John H.
Turner, M.P.P., John Grant, Esq.,
M.P.P., Charles E. Redfern, Esq.,
Alex. Wilson, Esq., Alex. Alfred
Green, Esq., aud Jamos Stuart Yates,
Esq., all of Victoria, aro not tho
men, we tako it, to lin down permanently undor partial defeat, especially us r,iiu enterprise itself holds out
not a few advantages to thu capital
How many of tlio engineering
worlts of tho nineteenth contury, remarks Engineering, will there bo in
existence in the your bOOO'l Vory
few, it fears, and still less thoso tliat
will continue in the far-off age to
serve a useful purpose, and adds:
Yet, there is at least one great undertaking conceived and executed
by an engineer which during the
space of four thousand years has
never ceased its office, on which the
life of a fertile provinoe absolutely
depends today. We refer to the
Bahr Joussuf—the canal of Joseph
—built, according to tradition, by
the son of Jacob, and whicli constitutes not the least of tho many
blessings he conferred on Egypt during the years of his prosperous rulo.
This  canal  took its riso from tho
Nile at Asiut, and ran nearly parallel with it for nearly two hundred
nml iit'ly miles, creeping along under
the western cliffs of tho Nilo valley,
with mnny u bend and winding,
until at length it gained au eminence, ns compared with tho river
bed, which enabled it to turn westward through a narrow puss nnd
enter a district which wns otherwise
shut oil' from the fertilizing Hoods on
which all vegetation in Egypt depends. The northern end stood
seventeen feet abovo low Nile, while
ut tho southern' ond it was nt an
equal elevation with tho river.
Through this cut ran a perennial
stream, wliich watered a province
named tlie Fayoum, endowing it
with fertility and supporting a large
population. In the time of the ah
nual flood a grout part of thu canal
was under water, and then the
river's current would rush in a more
direct course into the pass, carrying
with it the rich silt whieh takes the
place of manure and keeps the soil
in a state of constant productiveness.
All this, with tho exception of the
tradition that Joseph built it, oan
be veri8ed to-day, and it is not mere
supposition or rumor. Until eight
years ago it was firmly believed that
the design has always been limited
to an irrigation scheme, larger, no
doubt, than that now in operation,
as shown by the traces of abandoned
canals and by the slow aggregation
of waste water which had accumulated in the Birket el Querun, but
still essentially the same in character. Many accounts have been
written by Greek and Roman historians, such a Herodotus, Strabo,
Mutianus, and Pliny, and repeated
in monkish legends or portrayed in
the maps of the middle ages, which
agreed with the folk lore of the district. These tales explained that
the canal dug by the ancient Israelite
served to carry the surplus waters
of the Nile into an extensive lake
lying south of the Fayoum. and so
large that it not only modified the
climate, tempering the arid winds of
the desert and converting them into
the balmy airs which nourished the
vines and the olives into a fullness
and fragrance unknown ih any other
part of the country, but also added to
the food supply of the land such immense quantities of fish that the
royal prerogative of tbe right of piscary at the Great weir was valued at
$250,000 annually. This lake was
said to be 450 miles round, and to
be navigated by a fleet of vessels,
while the whole circumference was
the scene of industry and prosperity.
Thi highest branches — Neighbor—I understand your son is home
from college. I s'pose he's up in
everything? Farmer Smythe—You
ure just right. He's upstairs in bed
most of the day, but if you'll come
round in the evenin' about the time
I'm doin' the ohores, you'll see him
out there in the front yard with a
snowshoe in his hand ohasin' a ball
over a fish net in a way that'll make
your eyes stick out.
She wanted a veteran.—Old Mra,
Smiley— Next time I get took down
sick, my dear, I wish ye wouldn't
have that there young sprig of
doctor come to attend me, I don't
go much on young doctors, no how
Mr. Smiley—Well, Maria, who
would you like to have me call*
Mrs. S.—I've kinder took a notion
to the doctor around the corner. I
dunno muoh about him,but I see he's
got a sign out "Veterinary Surgeon,"
and I think ho must be a man of experience.
Prince Alexander of Battenberg
is living with Uis wifo at Gartz, in
Styria, where he has purchased a
liuiuitiul villa. Prince Alexander is
reported to bo engaged in writing
his reminiscences, frum the period
of his nomination to lho .Grown of
Bulgaria (April, 1879) until his
morgantio marriage last month.
He is vory bitter ugainst tho royal
family of England, and docs not
appear to entertain frondly feelings
toward the Empress Frederick.—
N. Y. Post.
The oruel waves during the present summer rendered desolate many
Toronto homes. Their latest victim is Mrs. McMurchy, the estimable wife of the principal of the
Collegiate Institute. Tho lady was
spending a brief holiday with
hor husband at tho sea coast,
and whilo bathing sho was seized
with cramps and drowned. Tho
sadnos3 of tho occurrence is intensified liy the circumstance that douth
presented itsolf in the midst of
Children Cry for I Pitcher's Castoria:
S-ress Elcsnotclicii.
London, Aug. 13.—The Parncllito
members of parliament held a meeting
last night. Mr. Parnell, who acted nn
chairman, commented in very strong
language on tlie lax attendance of
members at the sessions of the house.
Twenty were absent when it division
was tnkuii yesterday on Mr. Gray's
amendment lo the tithes recovery bill,
when thoir presence would havo insured tho defeat of tho government,
Mr. Parnoll roundly berated the absentees, and fold thom very plainly
that their conduct was a shameful
abuse of the trust reposed in them.
Orookstown, Out,, Au;;. 13.—Win/
Butler, ul Hamilton; fell from a train,
near here, this morning, and had in
body liHiily mangled by a train passing
over liim.
West Seuuuk., Man., Aug. 13.—
During tho sronn thia afternoon lightning struck a half breed woman named
Leblunco and knocked her insensible.
She lins not yet recovered conscious
ness and her life ib almost deapaired
Halifax, Aug. 13.—The barque
Minervu, Capt. Lniine, which left
Liverpool, England, Moy 23 fnr West
Bay, Nova Scotia, has been given up
for lost. It is feared she foundered in
the hurricane that swept the Atlantic
ocean on the 19th of June. Oupt.
Luunc ia well known here. There waa
also on buard a Halifax man named
Burton, an able seaman. The Minerva Was built in Norway, but is well
known hore.
Richmond, Que., Aug. 13.—At the
Rockland state quarry thiB afternoon,
one of tho employees, Fred. Lacombe,
aged CO, got caught in a revolving
brake wheel and was instantly cut tu
London, Aug. 13.--Mr. Gladstone
will shortly go on a yachting cruise to
the weat of Scotland. During the trip
he will visit a number of places and
make speeches of a political nature.
London, Aug. 13.- The Paria correspondent of the Times says that, in
the courae of an interview, the Shah
expressed himself aa much impreaaed
with the power of England. He referred frequently to the kindness
shown to him by the English royal
family particularly by the Prince of
London, Aug. 13.—A company haa
been formed for the purpose of pro
moting Ruaaian trade in Central Aaia.
The capital of the company is five million roubles.
dead body of a man who had evidently
been robbed and thrown over the cliff,
has boen found nenr the summit of the
lower peak of mount Olympus, whero
Mr. McMillan, the London publisher,
myateriously disappeared about a
month ar/o, ascending the mountain.
The robbers had loft nothing on tho
body by whicli it can be identified, but
it is bolioved to be that of Mr. McMillan. The arrival of his friends is now
London, Aug. 13.—In the house of
lords to-day, Lord Carnarvon addressed an inquiry to the government
as to thoir policy in Egypt. Lord
Salisbury replied that the government's policy in dealing wirh Egypt
remained consistent. throughout and
recent events had not altered it a hair's
broadth. The country had improved
during England's occupancy. It was
impossible to fix the limit at this time
for the occupation. England had assumed certain definite obligations in
Egypt and she roust fulfil them.
Paris, Aug. 14.—The senate, sitting
ss a high court of justice, has declared
Count Dillon and Henry Rochefort,
guilty of treason.
Paris, Aug. 14.—Under the new
amnesty law, which has just gone into effect, fully threo thousand deserters from the Fronch army, who have
been living in Switzerland, have loft
Geneva for France, their immunity
now being assured.
Kingston, Aug. 14.—At a meeting
of tho Equal Rights Association last
niglit a resolution condemning the
governor-general's action was passed,
and endorsement given the resolution
passed by tho delegates at Quebec with
roferenco to tho interview with his excellency. It was further resolved,
but not without somo discussion, tint
all membors of tho TCqual Rightn association pledge thomiiulves not to support by votes and influence any of the
188 mem tiers who voted against disallowance, and support only ihoso whu
endorse the Equal Rights association.
A mass mooting will be held suuu to
consider the governor general's action.
Ottawa, Aug. 14.—Before leaving
for the woBt tho Hon. E. Dewdney
aocepted the proffer of a banquet by
the oitizens of Regina on Monday. He
will arrive at Regina on Friday, and
on Saturday, Mrs. Dowdney will turn
the first sod of the Regina and Long
Lake Railway at Regina. Arrangements for tho presentation of addresses
and tho tendering of banquets to the
minister at othor points on the way to
the pacific coaat aro under progress.
At Modicino Hat, a banquet will | bo
givon to Mr. Dewdney.
Ottawa; Aug. 14.—Up to date
twico as many wiotiuii vivendi licenses
havo been taken out this yoar as last
by U, S, fishermen. Sir John Mnc-
donuld says this is an admission on
tho part of TJ. S. fishermon that they
have no right to ontor Canadian waters
for the purchase of bait and supplies,
transhipment, etc., without paying for
tho privilege. A prominent government official said yesterday that this
•modus vivendi, was a clover trick un
the part of Kir Charles Tupper to get
tho United States fishermen to pay for
thai to wliich they had hitherto
thought, thoy were juatly ontiiltd  to.
DllMHtAiSE, Aug. 14.—James' Uol
u't\ '.,',,.-:: himself yeritordoy morning
between o and li o'clock on a beef
scaffold. He had been mentally do-
ranged for some time.
Quebec, Aug. Aug 14.—During n
thunder storm at Montmagiiy, tbu
electrio fluid played sundry tricks nt
the l.ui'ja-. of a farmer named Louis lie
Curr-wun. Ii. "truck the building twice
'within a few miinit.e'i, entering in different place.-. Tiio window glass was
smashed, a stove solit  up  in   pieces,
helor igod about 03  or 70,
section 10; township 1, rango
crockery de mora lined, floors burned
and nther traces of its visit left. Spine
of tin; inmates were injured.
Baltimoiib, Md., August 14. -Jake
Kilrain was arrested here this morning on his arrival on a requisition from
Guv. Lowrey, of Mississippi, and
locked up to await the notion of the
nuthoiitir-s of thntstate. The warrant
has been issued since July 30th, but
it wub impossible to serve, as Kilrain's
exact whereabouts was unknown.
LATHors, Cala, Aug. 14.—Marshal
Franka, of San Francisco, ahot and
killed ex-Judge Tony hero this morning.
Chicago, Am.'. 14.—A building at
the corner of PJintcm aud Vanburen
atreeta collapsed thia morning, and
aeveral men were buried in the ruins.
Quebec, Aug. 14.—The farmers
from Tewkesbury report bears infesting that locality and playing havoc
among sheep and cattlo. A determined war has been declared against
bruin und several carcasea have already been brought to town for aale.
The locality teems a bear's paradise.
No less than nineteen animals were
killed in thst vicinity last year.
Montheal, Aug. 14.—Tho wifo of
Francois Poirier, of Eonsventuro. has
just given birth to Siamese twin girla.
Three medical men have been commissioned to examine the prodigy.
London, Aug. 14.—The official executioner, Berry, declares that he will
rqfuse to hang Mrs. Maybrick, aud if
petitions in her behalf are not successful, tho authorities will have to find
some one else to preside at the execution. Mr. Matthews, the home secretary, had a long consultation with
some of the counsel in the Maybrick
oaae to-day.
Winnipeg, Aug. 15,—The report of
the provincial department of agriculture for June and July will Bhow that
wheat will this year average 14, oats
21 and barley 18 bushels to the acre.
A great increase in breaking, and in
the value of farm lands, is also noted.
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 15.—Severe
storms prevailed through Texas and
Arkansas last niglit, cutting off tele
graphic communication with the principle points in the states.
San Fkancisco, Aug. 15.—A tight
to a finish, Queensbury rules, for a
purae of $800, between Chas. Turner
(colored), of Stockton, Oal., and Paddy
German, of Australia, was won by
Turner here last night  in  8  rounds.
Stockton, Cala., Aug. 15.—The
district attorney of San Joaquin
county says he will have a warrant issued for the arrest of Judge Field as
accessory to the killing of Judge Terry,
Mra. Terry says she left the dining
room supposing her husband would
follow. As he did not she went to ths
train to get a pistol ahe had taken
from him before entering the dining
room. She insists her husband did
not intend to do anything but slap
Field. The ooroner's jury on Terry
developed no faots not already covered.
New Yoek, Aug. 15.—The counsel
employed here by Mrs. Maybrick's
friends, to obtain evidenco in suppurt
of an appenl for a repriove, have receivod a lottor from Alfred Monck, a
lawyor, of Montreal, stating Hint Mrs.
Yapp, chief witness against Mrs. Maybrick, had to leavo Montreal three
years ago to avoid an indictment for
perjury for testimony given by hor in
a divorce suit in which, aftor enteririg
into conspiracy with the husband and
his mistress, she swore the wifo was
an adultress. Her testimony was
proved falao and ahe immediately disappeared.
Dudley M. Holmes, editor of the
Pnrtlnod, Maine, Express,, writes that
Mrs. Maybrick formerly lived in that
city, and was highly respected. He
auggosts a petition of Poitlaud citizens to be forwarded to Secretary
Blaino. Tho counsol horo approved
tho scheme ond will forward ail evidence in thoir possession to Blaine. A
well known lawyer, presont at the
Maybrick trial, aud who arrived today on the Teutonic, anys tho judge's
chnrge was tho most prejudiced he
over heard,
London, Aug. 15.—Gen. Boulanger
is the guest of Lord Delewnre, nt
Biickhursf pnrk. Ho aays tlio verdict
of tho elections will overturn tho work
uf the senate council ill hia caso. Ho
still k^eopa up nn nir of complacent
bravado which has always distinguished
will bo  concentrated
St.   Pbteksuuhh,   Aug.   15.—Th
Nome Vremye Btates that Bulgaria will j (.
issue tn-day a proclamation declaring '
the independence of that principality.
London, Aug. 15.—Tho report is
current lhat tlio French government
has instructed M. Waddington, ambassador of France, to sound Lord
Salisbury as to how tho demand fur
the extradition of General Boulanger
and his friends, condemned by tho
high court uf justice, wunld be re
ceived by her majesty's government.
Minneapolis, Aug. 10.—Tho Sub-
Bltlary High Curt of tho Ancient Order nf Foresters, has voted to sever
connection with tho high court of
Eouland .'-.in! organize an American
Msih ci'iiit.     Diuerencea  arose  over
the   Greek j bishops, bishops
b. th.
'ith I
and patriarchs, has
pope asliiii" his huli-
j ii ime of Christopher
ho   title  of   "Vi ner-
, Sa!
, Auj,
of sedan
1 court i
16.—Home ^.cre-
latice Stephen and
jbi'd Chancellor, to-
'■ of oxp r;, are
• ■ Homo office in an
ii decisiou as to the
3 thu judgt
case of Mrs,
JaCRtbON, Aug. 15.—Sultau's minis-
tej'Sjhayo authorized tho announce?
ment that if Grnneo should proceed
with hor preparations for interference
in the affairs of Croto, Turkish troops
thf admission nt colored men tp iliii
ni'der, tlie English high court insisting
no them ami lho Americans objeulilig.
Ou the opening of the afternoon session the six wlm voted iigointit the
declaration of independence withdrew
ther votes and made it unanimous.
New Yobk, Aug. 10—Eben S. Allen, former president ui lhe Forty
Second Street R. R. Co., convicted uf
fraudulent issue of the company's
slock, was Beiiteiiccd this morning tu
14 year's hurd labor in the states
Ottawa, Aug. 10.—Yesterday wos
Ottawa's civic holiday. The principal
event of the day was the mounted
sword cuntest between Duncan C.
Eoaa and Prof, McGregor. Ro3s carried off the honors.
Toronto, Aug. 16.—D. Mitchell
McDonald, the director of the Central
Bank, who was absent from the city at
the time of the collapse of that institution, now figures in Los Angeles, Cal.,
as "Judge" MoDonald, and spoke at a
Y. M. C. A. meeting on a recent Sunday there.
Quebec, Aug. 10.—Uev. Father
Turgeon, superior of the Jesuit order,
is in town and haa received a treasury
cheque of some $13,000 interest on
the sum recently voted to the order.
Toronto, Aug, 16.—There has been
a great decrease in the number of immigrants arriving and settling in the
province of Ontario this year 'compared with last, The figures as reported through several agencies for
the month ending July 31, 1889, correct figures gave a total of 10,870 new
settlers, against 15,709 forthe same
period in 1888 showing a drop of 3,-
830 or about 26 per cent.
Montreal, Aug. 15.—A squad of
Norwettian sailors from ships now in
port have been booming tho Salvation
Army meetings of late. All belong
to the army in Norway.
Montreal Aug. 15.— The death is
announced at St. Ferdinand of Joseph
Cole, aged 93, one of the few remaining veterns of 1812.
Winnipeo, Aug. 15.-Tho 0. P. R.
has arranged for three farmer's excursions to the Northwest from Ontario
and Quebec. The lirst of tho excursions will leave on August 20th to be
followed by two others, one on the 3rd
and the other on the 24th September.
The rate to Manitoba points is $28, to
Moosejaw and Calgary $35.
London, Aug. 16.—The visit of the
Shah to this country, and his kind re
ception by all classes, have not been
without profit to British interets in
the far east. It is reported important
agroemeenta were concluded with the
foreign Britiah office, among them
one allowing the passage of British
troops through Persian territories.
London, Aug. 16.—Two thousand
five hundred laborers at the East and
West India and South London docks
struck to day for an additional penny
an hour. The average pay is five
pence an hour, and for'extra hazardous
work six pence.
Paris, Aug. 16.—Itis announced in
some morning papers that the general
elections, for members of the chamber
of deputies, will be held on the 29th
of September instead of the 22nd of
thnt miuith, aa previously reportod.
The official proclamation to that effect,
however, has not yet beon mado and
the government may yot change the
date. It ia receiving reports from prefects of departments as to tho political
sta1 us of their rospootive districts, and
on their statements tho date will be
fixed if it bus not already been fixed.
The moment most propitious for the
government will most assuredly be selected, but iu the mixed condition in
whicli portion nio ut pi-wont it in dilli-
cult for the government to decide, as
so many departments are politically
London, Aug, 16.—The government
i6 making a great effort to secure the
confirmation by parliament of the contract with the Canadian Paoific Railway for a transfer of the mails for
Hong Kong, which it is proposed
to aend by way of Halifax. The proposal has developed great opposition
on the part of the many important interests affected, and it is doubtful if
the government will succeed in securing the neecessary approval of parliament before the adjournment. The
contract also provides for the tranafer
of troopa between Halifax and Hong
Kong and botween intermediate
LnxnoN, Aug. 16. — Mr. Ellbor-
ough, proprietor of a periodical culled
tho Wasp, has been committed for
tr'nl on complaint of Florence St.
John, whoso chnrnctcr Ellborough alleged was immoral.
Madrid, Aug. 10.—A petition signed by 800 persona,  including arch-
.Ukes no pai
ar over the love
liai co i< ploosai
..i    which   ihe,
'"-'' fVi is. 'It-
Hi i'.ivu worked
lis incident to sn.
lily iu Paris was
usketa yesterda
lined curiTiicy
raucis Joseph v.
l'i: co together,
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li a pitch th
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at every-
y when the rumor
t! at William and
.-re about li viait
Even M. Spuler,
the Flench minister nf foreign
affairs, loot his head for the moment;
and in hot haste drove to the Gorman
embassy, where hi: fe'ara were soon
quieted with the assurance there was
no foundation for the storv.
The gkcrnii Calcli.
The Times says : A gentleman who
has the means of knowing, makes the
following estimate of the number of
cases of salmon caught in the Skeena
for tho season of 1889 :
British American Packing Co   10,000
North Paciiic Parking to   10,000
K, Cunningham,    10,000
Windsor Packing Co    8,0fj0
Balmornl Packing Co     8,000
Inverness Packing Co.,     S,000
Holmes, B. A. P. Co. and Cunningham, having seines tishing outside in
small streams, have increased this
pack probably 1000 caaea each.
 .—m~. .
From lhe North.
The Sardonyx, Capt. Meyer, arrived from the north Monday after'
noon. About 200 Indians and Chineso
from the canneries come down. For
freight tho largest item was 4,448
oases of salmon, of which 2,548 cases
were cousigned to Robert Wnrd & Co.
The British American Co. sent down
1,500, and 300 cases were for Fiudley,
Durham Ss Brodie. At Rivers Inlet
the oanneriea had quit operations,
being filled up. Draney has a pack Of
17,000 aud the Wnnnuck cannery 10,-
000, also 300 barrols of salted salmon.
The B. A. P. Co. has a pack of 11,-
000; Carthew has 9,000; at Alert Bay
Spencer's cannery hnd 5,000 and was
still putting up tish. The Cascade has
a pack of 4,000 und McLellan 9,000.
Tho run on the Skeena had net im-
proved any and the only full pack was
at Rivers Inlet. The steamers Princess Louise and Boscowitz were passed
at Rivers Inlet all right. The little
stenmer Saturna left the Skeena last
Friday for this port.— Times,
The trn-i.a lloutidary.
The geodetic survey party sent out
by the United States government to
definitely determine and establish the
Alaskan boundary, are now at wart
The expedition left San Francisco in
the latter part of June, and word has
been received that after a atop at Ounalaska, whore soundings were made
and the variation of the magnetic
needle ascertained, their stores ware
disembarked at the mouth of the Yukon river and they proceeded on their
way. Mr. Wm. Ogilvie, D.L.S., who
is now in Ottawa, returned from the
Yukon river exploration expedition
last fall, after an absence of over two
years. The interior department are
thinking of sending another expedition
out there, which will assist the present
U. S. geodetic survey party in the establishment of lho boundary, but nothing yet has beon detiniiely settled. If
mutters are satisfactorily arranged the
pnrty will start out next month, and
proceeding by boat up tho Yukon, will
winter there and continue tlieir operations noxt year.
that the  postoffice
ia neg
iuaiii>H with tliu im-
d poa
t"ttioo with ii viow to
-., .'.
: -*  ;   '" :■ the t.ana-
rates per piumn, ■.-, frncuoni ; a pound,
nre as follows: Maritime provinces
and Quebec, 30 cents; Ontario, 25
cents; Manitoba and N. W. T., 40
cents; British Columbia, 45 cents.
Another matter at present engaging
the attention of the department ia the
extenaion of the parcel post service to
all the countries in the postal union. As
enormous expense would bo entailed
in establishing direct sorvice from Canada with these several countries, tho
imperial authorities have been asked
to constitute their general postoffiee at
London ns the Canadian office of exchange, and a favorablo answer is confidently lookod for. Should tho proposal bo agreed to, the rates uf postage
uu the parcels would be those in force
between Canada and Great Britain and
the country of destination. The latter amount would be handed over to
Great Britain when the annual settlement takes place. VOLUME 3a.
NO. 34,
-„-.y,"ir»'■:-.'-•- '■■■ ■   ■   ...IXXJ&ISWK-fcSjitf
Weekly British Columbian
Wwliiesilny -.luriilBB, Aug. 81. 1880.
A number of interesting schemes,
Bays an eastern exchange, are being
propounded just now for the utilization of the immense water power
contained in the Niagara Falls, the
most careful plan us yet formulated
being tho ouo described in un address at tho recent meeting of the
.National Electrio Light Association
at tho village of Niagara Falls, N.
Y; The proposal is to build a tunnel from the water level below the
falls under lho village und 200 feet
below the surface of tho land at an
ascending grade nf one foot per hundred, tnd extending in an easterly
direction for two or three miles.
Over this lateral tunnels aro to be
built, discharging into the main tunnel, and over these again, surface
canals. Powerful dynamos will
transform the water-power into electricity, which will be distributed all
over tiio continent, the capacity of
tho system being 04,000 cubic feet
per minute, and furnishing 119,000
horse power. Of course the principal point in such a proposal, to practical minds, nt least, will be the cost
of tin; work, and, when once completed, the real utility of the whole
undertaking. It lias been estimated
that the cost of constructing a ten-
foot tunnel a mile in length would
be a million dollars, and might bo
very uuoli m"ore, while it would not
in any case yield mon; than 20,000,
or perhaps 30,000 horse-power, ono-
half of this being wasted when conveyed to any considerable distance
by electricity. The whole question
presents difficulties which the most
skilled engineer might well shrink
from, and even a De Lessops consider is an undertaking too great for
successful results. At present, uo
doubt, this immense body of water,
falling, as it does, a great distance,
wastes all the tremendous power it
generates in pounding empty air, or
dashing upon rocks, and the problem
which it is now proposed to solve is
simpiy the making of the water-
power act upon machinery in such a
way us to generate electricity. That
the subject has created considerable
intenest is evidenced by the fact that
aa .association in Buffalo is said to
iiave reoently offered $100,000 for
■any device which should use the
now wasted power of the cataract.
Experiments may, of course, be
made at a comparatively small cost,
and this would really seem to be the
only practicable way of dealing with
what has been for years a subject of
interesting speculation.
tions is, no doubt, largely the causo
of their intellectual vigor, and tho
philosophers and writers of the present age in Germany are proofs of
tlie co-existence of the two principles of physical and mental development.
'it .is too often forgotten by those
indui-mg in work wliich requires a
contmuoufi exercise of brain power,
well observes a cotemporary, that
physical exercise is as essential to
the welfare of tlio mental system as
food and drink are to the physical
organism. Popular opinion, it adds,
is too apt to assume that brain must
be developed at the expense of muscle and muscle at the expense of intellectual development, and that a
man cunnot be good for both at
once; hue thero seems to be little
real ioubt, in opposition to this
Bum; v.iiut widespread idea, tliat the
mentai nnd physical powers of man
should be developed together, the
welfare of the former especially depending greatly, except in isolated
cases, upon the strength of the latter. Historically there would seem
to lie very much to encourage the
(belief that, as civilization and education have expanded, as mental
■effort has become more general, the
relativo increase of physical strength
has become marked. As a proof of
this view a great writer lias stated
that many of tlio suits of armor in
the Tower ol London would be a
tight fit for boys of sixteen to-day,
whilo the average British soldier
ifinds liis hand cramped for room on
tho Iiils of the renowned cross-hilted
swords of the Crusaders. It is also
said that the old Greek stone coffins
are nenrly half a head too short for
the average msn of to-day. Thero
can be no doubt that tho conquering
races »i' days gone by were successful largely owing to tboiv physical
powers, and that when wealth and
idleness had softened their muscles
and weakened their courage, the result rn.i not only loss of empire, hut
decs:;- ■ of mental vigor. The
hisio;y of the Persian, Greek and
Roi.'.an powers prove the fact that
while energy, courage and strength
remained, literature and. the varied
products of intellectual supremacy
nourished, but as soon as riches,
luxury and efi'eviiinnc-y replaced tlio
■physical prowess of former days,
-disgrace, defeat and degeneration
naturally ensued. To the period
when the two elements went hand
in hand do we owe tin; beautiful
poetry of the Persians, tho legal nud
■political thought of Rome and tho
•magnificent Greek type of intellectual beauty—those broad views of
the problems of government, the intense love of freedom and tho grout
systems of deductive philosophy.
The fondness of the British race for
_games  and exercise of  all descriii-
The killing of ex-Judge Terry by
Deputy United States Marshall
Nagle, at a railway station in California, on the 14th inst., terminated
a most eventful caroer, remarks an
Amoricun cotemporary, commenting
on the occurrence. Judge 'Terry
has been a most notorious character
for more than a generation. He
gained early a reputation as a des
perute man, of violent and uncontrollable temper, ever ready to arbitrate liis difficulties with his fellow
men with a revolver. That the law
did not long ago do the work of
Marshall Nugle's bullet was due to
anomalous social and political conditions. He lived by the oword and
died by the sword. The bitter contest, over the distribution of the
estate of Senator Sharon, in wliich
Judge Terry was first nttorney, and
then both attorney and one of the
plaintiffs, as husband of Surah Ale-
tliea Hill, provoked ninny quarrels,
nnd when Justico Field, of the
United States supreme court, reversed the favorable rulings of the
state courts, Judge Terry and his
wife both acted so outrageously in
open court that both were committed
to jail for contempt. This only increased the animosity of Judgo
Terry against Justice Field, wliich
dated from 1854. Many believed
Terry would kill him, and it was in
the latter's protection that Deputy
Sheriff Nagle, a little hastily, it
would seem, shot and killed Terry,
us related in tho despatches the
other day. The violent temper of
Judge Terry's wifo renders it extremely probable, it is thought, that
the last chapter of this remarkable
quarrel has not yet been written.
Mr. Theodore Davie, according to
promise, has been giving his constituents and the public some ''particulars" about his "Northern Railway" policy. The "particulars,"
however, fail to particularize with a
sufficient degree of perspicuousness.
At a recent public meeting, Mr.
Davie occupied considerable time
explaining what his opponents said
about the Canadian Western. "Our
opponents say," exclaimed Mr,
Davie, "that we are to sit still for
the next two years (for that is
the time the company have to begin
operations) and do absolutely nothing. That is not the policy of any
one here—it is not mine; it is not
yours. (Applause.)" We are quoting from the Colonist's report of the
attorney-general's speech to his constituents. The followin? double-
back-actioned utterance, taken from
Mr. Davie's speech, is reassuring, or
not, just according to who holds tho
"combination" of tin; safe which protects the "resources of the province."
"I am not going to pretend that the
Canadian Western Railway should
receive anything like the amount of
assistance given to the O. P. R.
They will, liowever, expect more aid
than they have yet received, or more
than this government would bc justified in giving.' [The italics and exclamation are ours.] The time for
subsidizing a road us heavily as the
O.P.R. was subsidized has gone by.
The C.P.R, received §25,000,000 in
money, 25,000,000 ucres of land,
and British Columbia and Lake Superior sections thrown in. The gov
eminent had also to afford the constructors of the road ovory facility
for fowiu'ding material during its
building, and had to sell to the company any material required at cost.
The O. P. R. Co. also received rights
of way and wnter frontages whenever navigable water was reached ;
and last, but not least, they received
the promiso tliat no opposition railway would be constructed for twenty
years, and they were free of taxation in the Northwest Territories
forever. It was upon these terms
that the C.P.R. company entered
upon their bargain te build the road.
The same terms would not now be
given to another transcontinental
road; but bo (Mr Davio) morely referred to their case to show what
had to be considered by a government in settling a railway question.
These questions would not be taken
up ■ and disposed of without
delay, unless the mutter became one of government policy.
(Applause.)" Without committing
himself definitely, Mr. Davie, in the
course of his speech, contrives to
leave tho inference that his idoa of
further assistance to the Canadian
Western is to guarantee interest on
a port at least of tho sum required
to build the road. What this may
mean from the province, aftor (linking duo allowance for Victoria
"blowing itself in" on the scheme,
will probably not be given out until
it is sprung upon tho legislature by
Mr. Davie at some future time. In
tho meantime our legislators and
would-be legislators might profitably post themselves on the question, so as to bn prepared to speak
nnd a t when tho occasion demands.
Fitting appointments are made by
governments occasionally, and merit
does receive due recognition now
and again, in this topsy-turvey
world, despite the confirmed and
chronic pessimist, who steadfastly
avers that the "times aro out of
joint." As an example we have the
elevation of Mr. M. W. T. Drake,
Q.O., announced in our despatches
Monday, to the supremo court justiceship of the province rendered
vacant by the death recently of Mr.
Justice Gray. This appointment
will be almost universally approved.
Mr. Drake's extended residenco in
the province, his maturity (opposed
as woll to senility ns to adolescence)
in point of years, high position at
the bar of the province, and eminent
logal qualifications, as well as personal integrity, fit him in a marked
degree to fulfill the important and
honorablo duties devolving upon u
judge of tlio supreme court.
Arrangements are progressing
both with respect to the oxhibition
propor and tho celebration programme, and the prospects are that
a large dogroo of success will be attained all round. If tho same degree of harmony and co-operation
marks the efforts of the various committees, with thn city council and
the directors of the association, as
has obtained so far, the utmost sue
cess of tho entire show is assured.
Too much importance cannot be attached to this matter of hearty cooperation if tho forthcoming occasion
is to be all that is reasonably
expected, and worthy of the royal
oity. The importance of making a
special effort to have a creditable
exhibition and celebration this fall
in this city, we have already urged,
in former nrticles, as emphatically as
possible, and, as we value our honor,
our prestige, and our futuro standing
as a city, no preventable or removable obstacle should be allowed to
stand in the way of this much to
be desired end. There is a certainty
now that ample and commodious
buildings and grounds will be got
ready by the date of the exhibition,
and if the officers of the association,
the city council, and the celebration
committees continue to work with
unremitting energy and all possible
harmony, there can be no doubt of
the exhibition and celebration being
a pronounced success.   '
One of the most successful woman
doctors in London is Mrs. Scharlieb,
who was the flrst woman to write
"M. D., Lond," after her name.
Mrs. Scharlieb studied medicine and
began the practice of it in Madras,
but her health gave away under the
Indian climate. She came to London, where she has made a success
of her profession.
At Lacken the King of the Belgians ushered the Shah into the
great hall whero stood the Queen
and her numerous ladies-in-waiting,
"Your harem, sire 1" inquired the
successor of Feridoun the Glorious.
The Jung, astonished and amused,
did not reply , whereupon Nasr-ed-
Deen, rogurding the mature age of
the ladies, added in nn undertone :
"You will soon huvo to renew it,
won't you""
r.v T1IE-
Must make it known totho Secretary
^t an Early Oaten
ilivmiaiml 3EJOSiul'^.S-X-.
Great Removal Sale!
to Oity Bakery, I will oiler (nr I ho
next, Queon flays,
15 PER   GEMf. OFF
On all rash purchases.
Sign of the "Buffalo."
New Wesl., July 27, 1889.       ilwJ127to
HENRY 11. MASON, • niiiixTOliB.
15 Serjeant's inn, Fleet Street,
Thu Business of ALLSOI' k MASON hns
heen nieryoil In tho ahovo Company nnd
will bo carried on by tho Company Irom
thin dnte ns a general Lnml Iiivenlmont
nml Insurance Agency.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage at Low
HateH. Town Lois and Fiirnilng Lands
for Silicon easy lerms.
Victoria, B. O., May lillli, lsw. dwJI-,6
•   A BY-LAW
To authorize and reyutata the. issuance
nf IA ecu sen for tho several Trades, Oe-
ctipitlionst Professions and Jltttsiiics&es
therein set forth,
Coi-poriillon of Mm Township of Rich-
momt enact us follows:
l. From find nfter tlm passing of ihls
By-Law every person using or following
nny <>l the trades,occupations, professions
or businesses hereinafter mentioned,
within Hie limits of i lm Township of lilch-
moud,shnll tntcoout u iicrioillculllconso nn
herein mentioned, paying therefor, ih ad-
viuitje, to the Collector of the Municipality such kuiij as is heieiuaftcr specified.
2 No person shall carry on, use, practice or oxereise any trade, occupation,
business or profession mentioned herein
without hnviug flrst taken out and had
grunted to him the necessary lioenso in
that'behalf, under it penalty not exceeding tin* sum of •c'-'-'a) for every Such olhmcc,
togothor with costs, mul such penally and
costs -"hull lie recoverable by distress and
sale of tho goods and chattels of tlio oll'on-
der, and in default of sufliolent distress
being found, by imprisonment, with or
without hard labor, for nny period not
exceeding three month".
(a.) Every person vending spirlumus or
fermented liquors liy retail, thirty dollars
for every six months for meh house or
place where sueh vending In carried on.
(b.) Every person vending spirituous or
fermented liquors by wholesale, tlmt is to
say in quantities of not less tluui two gallons, for each house or piaco, fifty dollars
for every six mouths.
(c.) Every person wbo keeps ;i restaurant and supplies beer (tr porter or wines
with mods, and not otherwiso, thirty dol-
hu-s for every six months.
ul.) Every person keeping a saloon or
building where a billiard table is usod for
hire or profit, live dollars for ench lable
for every six months.
(ft) Every person selling opium, except
chemist!- and druggists using the same in
preparation of prescriptions of medical
practitioners, twenty-flVo dollars for every
six months.
(f.) Every porson carrying on the business ofn wholesale or of a wholesale and
retail merchant and trader, live dollars
for every six months.'
({/.) Every retail merchant or trader five
dollars fnr eve y six montbs.
(ft.) Every-conveyancer or land apent,
or both, five dollars for every six months.
(t.) Every anctidnoer, not being a government offloer, sheriff or baillll'. or
sheriff's offloer, selling lands, goods or
chattels iti execution, or for the satisfaction of rent or taxes, in addition to any
other license, live dollars for every six
mouths, or one dollar per day.
[j.] Every person or (inn currying on
the business of tire, life or accident insurance agent, live dollars for every six
months. ,
[If.] Every hawker or peddler of any
kind of goods or merchandise, other than
n farmer or market gardener selling produce grown by himself, ten dollars for
every six months.
[/.J Every person soliciting or receiving
ordors for nny book or periodical not
printed or published within this Province,
five dollars for every six months.
[m.\ Every person who keeps a stage
drawn by horses or other animals, $2.50
for each vehicle for every six mouths.
[».] Every keeper of a 11 vory, feed or
salo stable, and not holding a trades license, Ave dollars for every six months.
3. The form of license shall be In accordance with the schedule annexed to,
nnd forming part of, the "Municipal Act,
1889," and all licenses granted under this
By-Law shall terminate on the 80th day
of June and tho 31st day of December respectively, unless otherwise provided for
ln this By-Law. and no proportionate
reduction shall bo made on account of
any person or porsons commencing 1jus!«
ness between these dates,
4. All licenses granted undor tbo authority of this By-Law shall be issued hy
the Collector; provided, always, that uo
Ilcenso for tho sale of Intoxicating liquors
shall be Issued except by ordor from the
Board of Licensing Commissioners.
ii. This By-Law may be cited for all
purposes ns the "Richmond Trades License By-Law. i860."
Passed the Municipal Council on the
6lh dny of July, A, D. 1880.
Reconsidered and adopted, aud the seal
of tho Corporation attached hereto, tho
3rd day of August, 1880.
tnJnts THOS. KIDD,
f  .   l Reeve.
I ",a' J    O, D. SWKRT,
-*■-■ C. M. C. wau21tl
ITO.    5.
Fov Itatstny a Municipal Revenue*
raise certain sums of money for the
following purposes, viz;—
1. For the general Municipal revenue.
2. For road tax purpose?.
3. For the purpose of paying interest on
debentures and providing a sinking fund,
under tho authority of the "Kiehmond
Municipal Loan By-Lay, 1888."
Beit therefore enacted by the Reove
and Council of the Corporation *.f tho
Township of Richmond as follows:—
1. Tho "Richmond Revenue By-Law,
1888," is hereby repealed, provided such
repeal shall not effect the right of the Corporation to recover any or all delinquent
taxes due under the provisions of said
2. From and after the passing of this
By-Law the general Municipal revenue of
lho Corporation shall bc raised, levied
and collected for the use of tho Corporation from such sources as aro 'hereinafter
8. There shall be raised, levied and collected in encli and every year npuu ull
real estate, including improvements
thereon, mentioned in Die Assessment
Roll forthe time bidng lu force in the
Municipality, au equal annual rato of
three-tomns [:t-l(lj of one pi;;-cent, on the
assessed value thereof, a- appears by tbe
said Roll.
In addition to the foregoing then- shall
be raised, levied and eolleeled in eaeh and
every year upon nil (lie wild lands mentioned In lhe suld Assessment Roll an
equal rate of six |i'| cent* per acre on thf
nil in be i-of acres thereof, as appears by
the said Boll.
•i. There shall be assessed, levied and
oolloctod from all male persons resident
within Ihe limits of the Municipality of
Richmond who hnve arrived at ihu age of
18 yeara and upwards,for each and every
year, lhe sum of ono dollar each as n
Municipal road tax.
5, There shnll be raised, levied and collected in each and every year upon all
real estate, Including Improvements
(hereon  mentioned  In tho Assessment
Uoll hnn-llilWnw menftuni-.l, au equal
annual rate of seven-tenths [7-11)1 of ouo
Iter eent.on tliousscsse-i value thereof, as
appears hy thesaid Roll,for the purpose
of paying ihe interest on the debentures
issued under the authority of ihe "Richmond Municipal Loan By-Law, 1888," und
providing for a sinking fund for tho redemption of the same In uccordaneo with
satil Loan By-Law.
II. The aforesaid taxes .shall hedueand
payable by the parson or persons liable
for the same to ibe Colleeiorof the Municipal Oounoil, al his oilice at Norlh
Arm, Fraser River, ou the 16th day of August In each year.
7. If tho taxes, or nny part thereof,
duo to tho Corporation shall not be paid
on or before tbo lirst day of December in
onch year, the same may be collected In
tho mnnner provided by the "Municipal
Act, 1880."
8. A rebate of tho one-sixth of tho
amount thoreof shall bo allowed on all
taxes levied nnd. assessed under authority of section 3 of this By-Law In all cases
where said taxes are paid on or bofore
the flrst day of Hoeombor in tlio year
in which said taxes become duo.
0, 'i'liis By-Law shall como into forco
and effect on and after tho J!Jth dayof
August, A.D. 1809.
ill. Tbls By-Law may bo oiled for all purposes as the "Kiehmond Bovenuo By-
Law, 188!)."
Passed tho Municipal Council on tho
Oth day of July, A.D. 188i).
Reconsidered and adopted and tho seal
of the Corporation attached, this 3rd day of
August, 1880.
(,J Reevo,
1L,H' '   O. D.SWl-:!*T,
•*,- C. M.O. wnu2Ul
And must be sold within tlie next 60
' days to make room for other
now goods.
Riding and Walking
fori Gangs
itzrREMEMISER tlio "Rock Island"
■tS-Ruford Sulky Plows nro without
It3"an equal, i'roni 12 to 18 inch
ItSTnow in stook.
Massey Binders.
Maxwell    "
Dccriiig     *'
Beaver City Bake
Sharp "
Maxwell        "
Toronto Mowers.
Buckeye      "
Maxwell      "   -
Little Giant Threshers and Tread Power.
Toronto Advance Engines and Threshers.
Derrick's Perpetual Hay Press.
Hay Tedders and Loaders.
Duplex Feed Mills,
e sure and get our prices before purchasing elsewhere.
Webster Block, Front Stroet, WESTMINSTER,
I InIK "dt' }^-»'"'- •* tl-l>oinU.
IW BOOTS &, m ,
And Where to Get t.h'e Newest Styles, Where to Get the Best
Quality, and Where to Buy Them at the Lowest Prices.
jgr REMEMBERi my stock of fine Boot-! and Shoes, in the
newest styles, is larger this season than any dealer's in the Province,
To buy at Low Prices, to see the Greatest Variety, to get New
Goods (not old shop-keepers), go to
SI   Ccl-u.i-a.-bla  Street.
i.' -. £'._. Civ: 'i\ " :....'*   ■.'.:   l;if.\1 R t; *•■  m-.    f
foteSSi n|1BI||||AL   ,
CtmaUlitly on Hnnd ail Extensive .Stuck ol
Wry Goods, Groceries,  Boots & Shoes, Hats * Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, Av..
-JSX-E9Xa"-£3     SB    *£: O "ST SS'      SC tT X "JS.* ST..
Groat Vavioty of Household Artioles.   Also,
N. n.—I'-iirin Produco bought at market ratfls or sold on commission,  n-A.Onicrs
from the lntei'lni' promptly uiloiulod to. uwje8to
Corner of Ohuroh anil Columbia Htreols,
•■"Satisfaction guaranteed,    dwMlo
Civil Engineers, Land Surveyors & Draughtsmen.
Fire, Lire .1 Murine Insurance.
Ooi.ijiniiA ST., • Opp. Colonial Hotei.
■■■ yoivm 34.
NO. 34.
Weekly British Columbian
Wedncsiluy MornUig, Ang. 81, 1889.
Tiic Alaska Salmon rack.
The schooner Comet, wliich arrived
at San Francisco a few dayB ago from
Chignik, AlaeJto, brought tho following
information concerning the salmon
pack: Up to July 27th tho Chou-
mngin Island Packing Company had
put up only 7,0011 cases, the Chignik
Bay Packing Company 10,000, and
the Chignik Packing Company 0,000
cases. There was no salmon packed at
this point in 1888. The Russian
American Packing Company at Afog-
nak Island had packed about 8,500
caseB, and Pollook Ss Dodge, at tho
same place, had salted down only 250
barrels. Roports from Cooper Rivor
were not encouraging. At Karluk the
pack at tho Commercial Company's
cannery up to July 25th, was about
17,000 cases, and that of the Aleution
Island Paoking Company at Kodiak
about 10,000 cases. The Alaska Improvement Company, at Karluk, had
packed 9,000.
 __—. ♦ ♦—■	
A Canadian Wild West Know.
Canada is to have a home made wild
wost Bhow as well as tho United States,
says tho Free Press. Messrs. Fuller
& Breeding, two enterprising cattlemen from Maple Creek, aro tho originators and proprietors of the show,
the principal features of which will be
riding and performing on frisky bron-
clioos and wild Mexican mustangs; and
also doing bare back featB on wild
Texas Btoers as woll as lassoing and
mock branding cattle. Calf Shirt, a
Blood Indian snake oharmor, who
picks up and handles rattlesnakes,
lias also boon ongagod for a season.
All tho porformers are men who have
lived for years in tho wild west, and
had to do with the rough and adven-
tursome life incidental to the early
days in the west. Messrs. Breeding
Ss Fuller are experts with the lasso.
Mr. Fuller has been captain of the
round-up in tho Cypress Hills district
ever sinco the cattlo industry began in
the Canadian Northwest. — Calgary
Northway Escapes.
A Port Townsend paper says:
Northway, tho broker who absconded
from Seattlo after defrauding several
of his creditors, did not succeed, after
all, in getting off to Alaska. Ho compromised with two of his creditors.
and waB allowed his liberty at Port
Townsend; but immediately afterwards
a telegram was sent from Seattle to do
tain him at all hazards. Northway
heard that the officers were nfter him,
so ho ran down to the beach and hired
two Indians to take him to Viotoria in
a canoe. About an hour later tho marshal got on the trail, and though
Northway and his canoe appeared like
u speck on tho water, the marshal determined to overtake him if possible.
He employed four Indians to take him
in a canoe and catch the man. The
Indians paddled until they were within two hundred yards of the first canoe,
when Northway ordered his gondoliers
to "pull for tho shore." At this time
they were opposito the brickyard; ho
jumped on shoro and reached the
shore bofore tho marshal could overtake him, and made good his escape
Ah Ex-Evangelist's Escape.
Cowboy Evangelist Rasure, who
lived here for some time and preached
in a numbor of tho churches, but finally left this city to go into the mining
business at Yale, has not been playing
in the very best of luck in his new
deal, lt seems that a workman named
Mike Finnigan, who had been
laboring for some time with
Rasuro in the marble yard
up the river, had been for some
reason or other refused payment
for his servioes. Mike, who it appears,, is a man of eccentric habits,
got drunk on what little he had and
remained iu this interesting condition
for three days. On Tuesday lust ho
heard that Rasure was going away for
a day or so, and ho came tn the con
elusion that be must have his money
or a pound, more or less, of flesh. He
took a couplo ot drinks and a long
knife and started far Rasuro's house.
He found that gentleman nt homo and
explained the purpose of his call.
He was told that his chance of seeing
any of the money ho so longed after
was as distant as tho pyramids. Mike
then drew his meat slasher and mado
a wicked thrust at the aide on which
ho thought Mr. Rasure carried his
heart. His aim was not ns good aa his
intention, and instead of hitting the
body he Btruck the arm, but without
serious injury. Mike wus subsequently arrested by Commissioner Dodds
and locked up'—New-Advertiser.
Tbe Great lacrosse match, Montreal vs.
Ottawa, for me Championship.
At a meeting of citizens Thursday
night, in Winnipeg, it was decided to
erect a monument to the memoiy of
Premier Norquay. It is proposod to
limit the subscriptions to §1 to enable
all classes to subscribe.
In connection with the Hogg abortion case, which exoited so much comment and interest a short timo ago, it
may bo interesting to many tn loam
that the complainant in the case is
still living on tho sound, and it is
doubtful whether tho orown will further prosecute the matter m any of the
other charges against tho defendants,
The Time, says the German bark J.
II. Hustede, 1091 tons has finished
discharging a oirgo of 18G4 tons of
Welsh coal for hor majesty's navy.
Tho vessel hns boen chartered by Robt.
Ward Ss Oo. to load salmon for London, whioh makes the third vessol on
tho berth horo to load British Columbia salmon, tho other two boing tho
bark Titania and tho Bhip Doris Brod-
Ottawa, Aug. 17.—The M. A. A.
groundB aro crowded wilh fully 5000
peoplo in stands and surroundings at
this early hour. Tho Montrealors are
just coming out for a practico beforo
tho great match begins. The boys aro
now on tho field in good shape, and
fully confident of continuing tho good
work thoy have dono so far this sea-
3:30 p. m.—Teams taking place for
play; grand Btand well represented by
Ottawa sympathizers; enthusiasm immense; teams in position.
3:35 p.m.— The fiiBtgamo ball has
just started.
3:44 p. m.-The first game is won
by Montreal in 9 minutes.
3:52 p. m.—It is estimated that between 8000 and 9000 spectators are on
the ground; the teams are taking posi
tion for the second gamo,
3:53 p. in,—Second game is started.
4 p. m.—A foul has just occurred
the game is started again, and the ball
is playing around Ottawa's goal; another foul has been olaimed by Montreal.
4:20 p. m.—Tho Beoond game was
taken by Montreal after 20 minutes'
brilliant play. The teams immediately
took position and the third game
started. From the lirst very rough
play was noticeable on both Bides and
one of the Ottawa men was warned.
Several fouls were claimed in rapid
succession and Elliott, of the Mon-
trealers, was ruled off the field. This
was followed a fow minutes later by
Bennett, an Ottawa man, being ruled
off also. Montreal finally captured
tho third game after 29 minutes' play,
A protest was entered against Poland,
tho umpire, and Mr. Ross, of Boston,
replaced him.
5:15 p. m.—Ottawa won the 4th
game in 13 minutes.
5:30.—Fifth gamo, won by Mon
Late Despatches.
Cleveland, Aug. 12.—The question
of tho efficiency of tho Brown-Sequard
elixir was submitted to-day to a tribunal of Unity-two ladies and gentlemen that their verdict might have
weight in the scientific world. Especial care was taken in the selection.
Tho first requisite was that they
should have somo positive ailment.
The next consideration was that they
should be persons of Bound intelligence
and good standing in the community.
Dr. H. C. Brainerk this morning
visited Brighton and was given the
privilego of seleoting victims for
slaughter from a large flock of sheep,
They wero killed in hiB presence, and
after having seoured the desired pai's
for the experiment he started back to
the city. The jurors comprised
mou and 8 women. There were attorneys, doctors, ministers and business men. One was a lightning manipulator who waa suffering from telegraphic paralysis, It was arranged
they should make a written statement
of the effects of the experiments and
to-morrow afternoon they will submit
reports, upon receiving statements,
Dr. Brainerd will compile a concise
and perfectly candid report of the result of the experiment. He feels his
scientific reputation is in a mensure at
stake, and will present tho situation in
its proper light.
Paris, Aug. 12.—Tho senato met
again to-day as a high court of impeachment to try the charges against Genoral Boulanger, Count Dillon and M.
Rochefort. Immediately on assembling, the leader of the right moved
that the senate was incompetaut to try
the cases or to render a legal judgment since the allegations contained in
tho indictment wero not of such a
nature as to constitute troason, and
since upon the charges of treason alone
ia the senate competent to Bit in judgment. An effort was made on the part
of Boulangist senators to discuss the
motion but the president declared that
all discussion waB out of ordor and the
motion was put. The result was that
it was rejected by a vote of 212 to 61.
After the announcement of the vote,
the members of the right withdrew
from the chamber and held a caucus
at which it was unanimously docidod
to take no furthor part in tho proceedings.
Aspek, Colo., Aug. 12.—Tho Minnie mine on Aspen mountain was tho
scone of a discovery on Saturday night
that has produced moro excitement in
the camp than the richest Btrike in the
Aspen district. On Friday evening
the night shift drilled two deep holes
iu tho breast of the 600 foot level and
touched off tho blast just beforo com
ing to tho surfaco. On Saturday upon
returning to tho mino they found that
the blast had blown a passage way into
a beautiful oave, Ihe walls of which
were covered with crystallized lime
and lead and stalactites depended from
the ceiling, Tho paity passed along
into another cave of similar beauty,
then passed a pool of fresh water and
came to a third chamber in whioh they
were startled to find a petrified man
with a flint axe and bowl by his Bide.
Other stone men were found all in the
same position. They wero seated with
their heads on their knees and thoir
arms clasped around their legs. In
attempting to lift the mummies the
men broke off the arms and discovered
that the figures would crumble unless
thoy were tenderly handled, Tho
figures are supposed to be thoso of peoplo who preceded the Indians nn this
continent. The mine was surrounded
by hundreds of poopio all anxious to
explore the cave.
Ottawa, Aug. 13.—The cabinet
hold a lengthy sitting to'day to further consider tho seizure of tho Black
Diamond in Behring Sea. Nearly all
tho papers have arrived, but tho claim
for compensation will not bo trans-1
mitted until further details are received. The previous claims submitted
aggregate $120,000. That tho cutter
Richard Rush winked at the escape of
the Black Diamond is disproved by the
copy of the instructions to the seaman,
Hawkins, wliich was received horo
yeBteiday. The document recites the
seizure made for violation of section
1951 of tho revised statutes of tho
United States, and directs him to
proceed to Sitka and deliver the
vessel to the district attorney there
before setting the crew at liberty.
Hawkins was also instructed to take
charge, of tha vessel if its course should
be altered.
The members of the Equal Rights
Association havo takon pledges to support only thoBO candidates who adopt
the association's platform at tho next
Ottawa, Aug. 14.—Word has reach:
ed hero that Mr. Jamos D. Leary, tho
ship builder of Now York, will shortly
build an immense cigar shaped raft in
British Columbia and tow it to San
Franoisoo. Mr. Leary built the famous Joggings rafts in Nova Scotia, one
of whioh was lost on its way to New
Nearly $200,000 wero realised by
the sales to-day of Eddy's timber limits on the Ottawa river.
Duncan C. Ross, tho champion
swordsman of San Francisco, will
meet Professor McGregor in a mounted contest at the St. Andrew's games
here to-morrow.
His Lordship, Bishop Fallows, of
Chicago, has lectured here on tho destiny of the English speaking people.
He predicted the federation of Great
Britain, the United States, Canada
and Australia.
Paris, Aug. 14.—The senate couit
to-day pronounced judgment upon
General Boulanger, Count Dillon and
Henri Rochefort. The accused aro
condemned to deportation to some
fortified plaoe and there to bo held us
prisoners. The court decided thut it
was competent to tiy the charges of
embezzlement againBt Goneral Boulanger and found him guilty on the
counts whioh accuse him of appropriating the public funds. Efforts were
made by the partisans of General Boulanger to have the court consider the
extenuating circumstances, but the
court refusod to admit that there wero
any. The court adjournod in order
to frame tho text of the decree which
will be voted on in secret session and
then read at the sitting. Tho different republican groups in the senate
hold a meeting immediately after the
adjournment of the court and passed
resolutions requesting tho government
to enforco the decree after the dissolution of the court. They called attention to the gravity of tho conduct of
some of the ministers in absenting
themselves during the trial and demanded that steps should be taken to
bring to justice the other officials implicated with General Boulanger,
Count Dillon and M. Rochefort, in
their treasonable plots for the subversion of the state.
London, Aug. 14.—The Working-
man's Institute, on tho Whitechapel
road, was crowded with an ill-assorted
collection of humanity this morning
whon Coroner Baxter, of Middlesex,
resumed the inquest on the body of
Alice MoKenzie, the woman who was
murdered and mutilated by "Jaok the
Ripper" on July 14th. Tlio onquiry
had been postponed until to-day in the
hope that the efforts of tlie police to
capture the murderer would provo
successful. At this morning's session
however, Detective Inspector Reid
and Oflicers Walter Reid and Joseph
Allen, who havo been specially detailed on the case, testified that not a
duo had been secured which was calculated to lead to tho detection of the
criminal, and tho jury therefore returned a verdict of wilful murder
against some person or persons unknown.
Berlin, Aug. 14. — The Emporor
William and the Emperor of Austria
left Berlin at 7:44 o'clock this morning
for Spandau, where a sham fight takes
place. Four battalions of troops crossed the rivor Havel, which at this
point is 450 metres wide, on a bridge
constructed of 90 pontoons. The
building of tlio bridgo and passage
of the troops were accomplished in a
remarkably short time. Tlio butllo
took place on tlio heights south of
Spandau. One division of 10 battalions used tho new sinokoless powdor, nnd tlieir opponents used tho old
style of powder. The contrast botween tho effects of tho two explosives
was striking, the troops using tho
old powder boing completely enveloped in smoke. Tho action ended in
the western force boing thrown back
on Spandau. After the battle Emperor William called tho officers togother
and criticised the operations. The
two emperors lunched in a tent that
had been spocinljy erected on the field
for that purpose. They returned to
Berlin at 1 o'clock.
boulanger's prospects,
Paris, Aug. 15.—M. Deroulode,
president of tiio Patriotic Loague of
France, a Boulangist, organization, in
an interview to-day, oxpresses the
opinion that tho popular belief that
General Boulanger had concluded an
alliance with the Orleanist party, was
mainly responsible for tho general's
defeat ut the recent cantoninl olootions
for the Btatos-cenorul. M. Deroulode
very frankly admits that his chief's
presont prospocts are not vory bright,
but ho has hopes still that Genoral
Boulanger and hia party will carry
their banner to victory.
New York, Aug, 15.—The JIJTaii
and Express London cable says: The
extraordinary somersault whioh tho
cabinet has just performed with regard
to tho tithe's bill has not conciliated
liberals, while it haa had the effect of
astounding and exasperating conservatives, The announcement made laat
night by Attorney-Gonoral Webster,
that tlio government had decided to I
amend the bill by accepting the proposal of the opposition to make landlords instead of occupiers liablo for
payment of lithes, will do tho ministry
no good, and even the cheers of tho
liberals, with which tho announcement was greeted, uro scarcely consoling to tho cabinet. Tho utter rout of
tho government was indicated in the
remarks of Sir William Vernon Har
court, that the ministerial gymnastics
is equivalent to tho introduction of u
new bill framed on precisely the same
points insisted upon by liberals, at the
same time his statement, to which Mr.
Smith fully assented, that tho liberals
could not accept or evon discuss a new
bill until «c:rf off measure is beforo
them, indicates that tho fight may yet
occur ovor tho clauso. Tho real thing
that hus been dono is the absolute surrender of tho government, with tho
effect of disgusting its friends and ot
encouraging its enemies to still further opposition. It was a stop of necessity to sove tho cabinet. The folly
of it is already manifested. The landlord party will not submit to a proposal to relieve tenants of payment of
tithes. Within an hour after Sir
Richard Webster had announced tho
government's decision, tho land owning section of tho TorieB got up a protest against tho action of tho government. This promises foul weather
which the ministers cannot rido
through. To eBoapo it, it is probablo
tho bill will bo withdrawn.
Ottawa, Aug. 10. — Mr. George
Bradbury lias resigned tho secretaiy-
ship of the Ottawa branch of the
Equal Rights Association, because the
Liberal wirepullers are using the Association for party purposes.
The marino department has called
for tenders to erect a fog alarm building on Discovery Island, off tho Pacific
coast. The tenders close on tho 10th
of September.
The crazy mnn who imagined himself to be John L. Sullivan, terrorised
Renfrew village until captured by tho
police yesterday rfter a desperate
To-morrow Hon. E. Dewdney turns
tho lirst sod of the Regina and Long
Lako Railway.
Washington, Aug. 16.—The department of state has referred < o the
attorney-general the case of Capt.
Duvorgier, recently convicted of killing an Americau consul named Stanwood at Andahabe, Madagascar, and
sentenced to ten years imprisonment.
As the facilities for caring for prisoners
in Madagascar are not extensive,, it is
proposed that Duvorgier be brought to
this country until tho expiration of the
timo. The question that arises is
whether o legal right exists to imprison him in this country when he wns
sentenced to servo hie term at Tamil-
tave. If brought hore it is possiblo
that a court would grant n writ of
habeas corpus on this ground. No
precedents exist by which the state department can guide its action.
Brainerd, Minn., Aug, 16.—An
Indian runner from Leech Lake reservation confirms tho roport previously
brought of serious troublo met thero
by the north eastern commission in
attempting to negotiate a treaty for
the cession of tho Chippewa Indians'
lnnds. The J mliuiis ure in a serious
quarrel and about evenly divided, between thoso in favor of signing and
thoso opposed. Tho latter, however,
have declared war to'tho knife on the
other parly, and declaro that tho first
man who signs must dio. Ono Indian
hud already been killed, a relative of lho
head chief, Flatmouth, who is a half-
breed from tho resorvation. The two
pai tics uro lod by Chen-Wn-Ge-Shig
and Gno-Wu-Sig, under chiefs, the
former heading the party in favor of
signing. Tho runner stated that a
mounted messenger had boen despatched in haste to a telegraph point,
presumably for troops.
Indianapolis, Aug. 16.—Attorney-
General M'ller was seen again at his
residence yesterday and asked if he
had anything further to say about the
shooting ot Judge Terry by Marshal
Nagle Ho replied: "1 see from tho
papers that tho action of the deputy
is pretty generally endorsed. It appears to be considered Nagle's pros
ence wns necessary nnd his notion justified. I do not cure to speak of tho
legal aspects of the case. I don't know
any case analogous to it in our history,
nud I do not recall lhat it hus ever
boon necessary beforo to provido protection for a United Stntes judge, If
tho caso comes to trial I suppose I will
be culled to testify, but I question
wliether there ever will be a trial.
The grand juiy may refuse to act or
tho coroner's jury may find it a caso of
justifiable homicide. 1 have not examined the legality of tho question,
however. 1 thought the protection of tho officers of the law
might bo necessary, and kuow
something about the deperate diameter of the mun with whom Justice
Field had to deal. 1 thought of troublo when the tviol began, but, of
course, I didn't look for it at a way
station or upon the train, If the
justice's lifo was in dnnger, though, ho
was as mueh entitled to tho protection
of an officer nt uny outing house us in a
court room or upon a bench. Though
tho attorney general was very guarded
in hia utterances his manner indicated
very plainly that he believed thut
Deputy Nagle was fully justified in
shooting Terry.
Cincinnati, Aug. 16.—Dr. Iloboit
Longfellow, professor of dermatology
in the Cincinnati collego of medioino
mid surgery, conducted n series of experiments yesterday with Brown-Se-
quard's elixir. Tests wero mado ou u
dozen subjects. Tho first two patients
were Thomas Album, an Englishman,
55 years old, and Fioldon Weir, a
coloured ox-slave, agod 70. Tho lattor was bent nnd crippled with rheumatism nnd Album has been lnmed by
oiysipolas. Tho liquid waB injooted in
the arms and logs.   When both aub-
jocls returned in tho ovening they !
could walk with ease. The exhilarating effect uu ihe Englishmen was
great. He walked a dozen squares,
and declared all pain and stiffness had
left his limbs. Both experiments
were pronounced eminently successful. Ur. Brainard, of Cleveland, hus
ulso experienced successful results with
the elixir in several cases where it wn»
administered unknown to tho subjects.
Dr. Longfellow reports that in all the
casea to whom he administered the
fluid yesterduy the effects were similar
except ono, that was in tho case of a
man 35 years old, in full health and in
no need of a tonic. He experienced
slight sickness. Ho reports, further
that the old coloured man, whose
rheumatism was completely cured last
night, says thiB morning that he still
retains hiB restored strength, and that
his family and friends regard his cure
as little short of a miracle.
Washinoton, Aug. 17,—It is believed in official circles that when
President Harrison returned from
Bar Harbor he would take some action
in the caae of the Blaok Diamond, but
at the treasury department it is said
that the procedure in the matter has
not been decidod on. Tho treasury
officials state that the captain and
crow of the Bluck Diamond were not
placed on parolo by tho captain of the
Rush; in fact thoy refusod to be disposed of m this way and for this reason they are not amendable to the
civil law, national or international, In
cases of tho othor seized seniors, the
officers and crews wero placed nn parole and proceeded to the ports designated by their oaptors under prize
crews, with difficulties.
London, Aug. 17.—Unless something wholly unexpected should turn
up the last spark of interest in current
parliamentary proceedings bas died
out with the withdrawal of tho tithes
bill, and there will be a meagre attendance of members for the remainder of
the session. As far as can be seen
nothing remains but to wind up the
business on hand, and the house will
probably adjourn on the 31st of August. The proposal of the ministry to
embody in the tithes bill a proviaion
that a couit should investigate the
rents, amounted practically to a legal
revision of all rents in England, und
Sir William Vernon Harcourt did not
exaggerate the matter in the least
when ho pronounced the proposal as
the most revolutionary in principle
that any government had yet introduced. The failure cf the bill places
the ministers iu the position of having attempted to enforce an admittedly unjust law in Wales, and iti
withdrawal has hardly helped mottors
any. Sinco the example set by many
conservative ministers of voting
against tho government on the division
of Mr. Cray's amendment, it is veiy
likely to be followed by a largo number of Welsh tory voters at the polls.
Ottawa, Aug. 17.—Hon. Mackenzie
Bowell, to-day received full particulnrs
from Victoriu, of the seizure of the
British sealers, sailing from Canadian
ports, by United Btates vessels in
Behring's Sea. The papers were taken
unopened to the counoil of ministers
to bo considered there at this afternoon's meeting. It is understood
copies of these documents will be forwarded to the imperial government at
once as the basis for a claim against
tho TJ. S, government for compensation, and a settlement of the whole
question of U. S. jurisdiction over the
waters of the North Pacific Ooean.
Ottawa, Aug. 17.—The reason now
assigned for the countermanding of
the order for the French tquadi-on
designated to visit Quebec, is that the
French ambassador at Lendon received
a couiteous intimation trom Lord Salisbury thut iu the present condition of
publio temper in Canada on the subject of Fronch ascendancy in the provinco of Quebec, it might be undesirable to send French warships to anchor
in Quebec harbor. Tho recent spoeohes
of tho premior of Quebec, in which the
people were callod on to look to the
Tricolor as their national flag, and
others calling on tho provlnciul military to be prepared to defend their
nationality, appears to have had effect
on tho mind of the British cabinet.
Washington, Aug. 18.—Solicitor
Hepburn, of the treasury department,
hns refused to render an opinion on
the question submitted to linn by tho
Canadian Electric Power Company ns
to whether tlio electricity generated in
Canada can bu used iu the United
Stiites without the payment of duty or
without conflicting with the provisions
of the alien contract lnbor lnw. The
solicitor holds the quostion purely
Windsor, Aug, 19.—A slick Bwin-
dlo is operating through western Ontario. Upon entering n town ho lays
in a supply of small glasses at the expense of 10 cents euch. These he fills
with earth, in which he places a couplo
of short stalks of milk weed and anoints the oaith and plant with ottar of
roses. He is now preparod to furnish
confiding purchasers with shoots from
tho celebrated "Oeylone Rose," using
that or somo other high sounding
name, for $1.50 ench, and does it as
fust as he can handle them.
New York, Aug. 19.--Sum Crane,
of the metropolitan basoball club, was
arrested this morning on chargo of
running away with Mrs. Hattie Travcn-
foltor, wifo of a Scrunton, Pa, fruit
dealer. Hattie, in russett shoes and a
baseball cap, wns also made a captive,
and locked up in tho cell adjoining her
lover. Travenfelter claims his wifo
took $1,500 belonging to him when
aho ran away.
Job printing of all kinds neatly done
at tho Columbian office. Prices will bo
found us low as at any other office iu
the province —-Ado,
scientific: miscellany.
Loudon is said ta have no less
than thirty vegetarian restaurants
nnd one vegetarian hotel.
The Oapo de la Heve lighthouse,
in France, is being lighted experimentally by the current from accumulators kept charged by two dynamos driven by a windmill.
For deafness of old age, Sapplini,
of Milan, swabs tho membrane
tympani with a weak oleaginous
solution of phosphorus. He claims
to have stimulated the aotion of the
membrane and improved the hearing
in G2 cases.
An English .inventor lays claim
to an electric railway lamp—not
controlled by clockwork—which is
lighted by the dropping of a penny
iuto the apparatus, and continues to
shine for a period of from two minutes to several hours, according to
In the decade ending with 1889,
the iron production increased 145.-
59 per cent in America, 134.92 in
Germany, and 3.90 in Great Britain.
The Bessemer steel increase was
about 300 per cent, in the United
States, 200 in Germany, 675 in
Bussia, und a little over 100 in
Great Britain.
Seismograph observations liavo
been made on the new Tuy Bridge
by Prof. Ewing. The instrument
was placed on the southernmost
portion of the great girders and as
the train came on at the Dundee
end, a mile and a half away, oscillations of l-500th of an inch wero
observable, increasing as tho train
advanced to a maximum of one-half
Dynamos in Telegraphy,— Tlie
direct use of dynamos in telegraphy
has been a failure, but Mr. W. H.
Preece, F. R. S., declares that their
use indirectly, through secondary
batteries, has been eminently successful. At the General Post Office
in London, there are 220 circuits thus
worked from only 38 cells. The currents required arc very minute compared with those used for electric
lighting, that for one 50-watt glow
lamp being sufficient for 10 telegraphic circuits.
An Unsafe Protector.—About
half of the many anti-fouling compositions now employed for vessels
make use of coppor, which Prof. V.
B, Lewes condemns as very dangerous to iron and steel vessels. When
such coatings are perforated, copper
will be deposited on the iron and result in rapid corrosion. If several
vessels are in the same basin, any
one of them coated with such a
composition endangers all, either
through the minute particles nf
copper worn off and transported by
the water, or through galvanic
action between the vessels.
Vegetation-Carved Hocks.—In
New Providence and other islands
of the Bahama group are numerous
so-called "banana holes," ranging in size from that of a pint cup
to that of a large cistern. Prof.
0. S. Dolley, who has lately studied
these holes, finds that they cannot
have had the same origin as potholes, and do not appear to have '
been cut out by the waves, nud he
can only account for them as an effect
of the action of decaying vegetation.
Large quantites of leaves and other
vegetable matter are found in the
holes, and it is probable that the
soft calcareous rock has been dissolved by the fermentation products,
and washed away.
Flapping of Insect Wings.—
The slow flapping of the butterfly's
wings is perfectly noiseless, but more
rapid movements of insect's wings
produce sounds increasing in shrillness with the number of vibrations.
Sir John Lubbock has shown by
some of his later observations that
the wings of the horsefly give the
sound F, and vibrate 20,100 times
a minute, 336 times a second, mid
those of the bee yield the sound A,
vibrating as many as 26,400 times
a minute or 440 times a second,—
though a tired bee may hum on E,
making only 330 vibrations a second. Mercy has confirmed these
thoorctical numbers by placing u ily
so that at each vibration the tip of
his wing made a murk on a mowng
eylinder, the actual record being
330 strokes a second.
Military Docs.—The systematic
use of dogs in military servico has
recently been proposed, and It is believed that under proper training
the remarkable qualities of these
intelligent animals would be of great
value. Their acuteness of scent
and hearing, with their ability to
distinguish friend from foe, fit them
for sentries and for scouting, and
their speed and small sizo adapt
them to messenger sorvice, while
they might even carry small loads of
ammunition. After an engagement
they would render important aid in
hunting up the wounded. This
subject has before attracted the attention of military men, while on
the Belgian frontiers smugglers
have long used dogs to transport
(luitable goods, and the custom
house officers to counteract the
operations. VOL.UMH 34.
KO, ft
Weekly British Columbian
Wfdiii .day Morning* Aug. Ill, I8S0.
Of all tho known words of tongue
or pen the most significant are these,
"He's got 'em again."—Ex.
If a man has tho nerve to (ish all
day in the hot sun ho ought to bo
allowed the privilege of lying a
little about what ho catches, pleads
an exchange.
A Valuable Sinner.—Aunt Keziah
(severely)—So you're going to try
the experiment of reforming young
Scapoly after marriage. Is ho worth
reforming. Kittie (tearfully)--Well,
he's worth a million.
For tho Becond time in tho history of New York, a century plant
is in bloom there. The thick groen
stem is thirty feet high, nnd there
are fifteen hundred buds und blossoms surmounting it.
A ship said to be tho largest sailing vcsucl in tho world has lately arrived at Philadelphia. She is the
Ellesmore, of Loudon, England.
Her length is 308 feot, breadth 45
feet 2 inches and dopth 24 feet 7
The latest figures of the Mormon
Ohurch give 12 apostles, 70 patriarchs, 3719 high priosts, 11,805
elders, 2069 priests, 2592 teachers,
and 11,805 deacons, or a totnl of 11,-
877 officers for a population a little
over 50,000.
A wakeful guardian.—Johnson—■
Dat's n mighty pore dawg ob yours,
Yallcrby. His bones mos' stick out
{rough he's skin. Yallei-by—Huh !
Dat's jes whu'd nick him a good
wateh-duwg. He kain't lie down
wivont hurtin' ob hisself.
He was the dunce of the class ;
that was what they snid of him.
But one day the teacher put this
question to him : "How do you pro
nounce s-t-i-n-g-y 1" It depends a
great deal on whether the word refers to a person or a bee," was the
"I want to get a good hammock,"
said the customer to the salesman.
"Strong enough for two, I suppose?"
suggested the salesman, slyly. "No,
sir," said the customer, with somo
show of resentment. "No, sir; I've
been married for more than three
A Desirable Tenement,—"But
why do you charge such an enormous
rent for a flat in such a—well, in
such a plebian neighborhood?"
"Good gracious, man, there's a saloon
in the basement, and you can get into it on Sunday by going down the
back stairs."
It has been suggested that when
a national flower hns been selected
wo ought to have a new national
bird, "because the eagle is not essentially a United States bird." We
are not away up in ornithology, but
if the luosquito is an American citizen of i lie essential degree we should
like to put him in nomination.—
Washington Post.
As -'.n example of what money
will dc. among many other things,
it may be mentioned that, while
Thomai; H. Blythe, of San Francis-
cisco, was alive there was not a
chick or child who claimed relationship with him. ■ Now their are registered 127 heirs in tho court.
Surely a wonderful showing; but
then $--,000,000 is no mean sum.
The Sunday closing movements is
spreading from trade tp trade in
Philadelphia. From the barbers
and the laundrymen it hns now extended to the bakers, most of whom
now do considerable work upon Sunday. The bakers have determined
to appeal to the legislature of Pennsylvania to pass a law prohibiting
the opening of bakeries on Sunday.
Here is the latest outburst l>y a
minister against the professional
quartet: "Give rae a bass drum, or
a Oliincso gong, rather than quartets
of two youngsters, with thoir hair
parted exactly in tlie middle aud a
pair of young girls with their wool
gathered over tlieir eyes liko a merino sheep or a Scoteh poodle, wiio
troll out something which nobody
can understand nnd cull it the praise
of God I"
After-dinner orator, quoted by a
London paper: "It's the wonderful insight inter 'umnn nature that
Dickens gets the pull over Thackeray ; but on t'other hnnd it's in the
brilliant shafts of satire, t'gether
with a keen senso o' humor, that
Dickcry gets the pull over Thackens.
It's just this : Thickery is a humorist and Dackens is a satirist. But,
after all, its 'bsurd to instoot any
comparison between Dackery and
Thickens." So none were "instoot-
The great Eiffel tower of Paris is
likely to be outdone. In anticipation of the exposition to be held in
America in 1892, Oharles Hinkel,
an architect of Washington, has prepared plans for a tower 1500 feet
high, being 500 feet higher than the
celebrated Eiffel tower. It is said
that the dome on the cupola at the
lowest part will be 260 {eet high
and 280 feet in diameter. Around
the foot of the towor iron buildings
are to be erected for exhibition and
other purposes,
Nono Required—"Lot ynu and 1
play mind reading;'' said the first
little girl as they stood at the gate.
"Oh, no," replied tlio second, "But
why?" "Because mamma doesn't
want me to, and besides I kuow all
that is going on anyhow. You've
got a now hired girl—your mother
is gotting nn old dress mndo over—
your sister's beau has gone back on
lier, and your father stayed oiit nil
night the other night."
American editors are not tlio
only ones who run the risk of having their brains addled by nonsons-
sical questions. Some brilliant
Englishman writes to the editor of
a local paper to say that he wants
io ride 100 miles in 11 hours, and
ho wishes to know how many stoppages he is to make and what, to rait
and drink. The editor in question
could not answer this earnest inquirer, but referred the query to liis
readers, soliciting their assistance.
"It is not intellectual work that
injures the brain," says tho London
Hospital, "but emotional excitement.
Most men can stand the severest
thought or study of which their
brains are capable, and bc none the
worso for it; for neither thought nor
study interferes with the recuperative influence of sleep. Itis ambition, nnxiety and disappointment,
the hopes and fears, the loves and
hates of our lives, that wear out our
nervous system and 'endanger the
balance of the brain."
No inconsiderable amount of
blood has been spilled during the
erection of the Exhibition buildings
on the Olinmp do Mars, Paris. It
is calculated that 6350 men wore
treated for injuries or for illness resulting from exposure ; 300 workmen hurt tlieir logs ; 2G0 received
severe injuries in tho eyes from projecting timbers or bars of iron ; 114
were scalded or severely burned ;
and 50 had their lingers cut olK
The deaths from falls are put down
at 24, but it is believed that they
were far more numerous.
If the Black Diamond, as now
appears, deliberately violated the
proclamation, she will bo confiscated
and her officers punished, no matter
what the consequence mny be.—
Chicago Tribune. Very liercc and
determined this is, comments the
Globe. It would not have sounded |
nearly so line to say : "If the Black
Diamond deliberately violated the
proclamation she will havo fifty
sealskins stolen from hor and be
compelled to give a free trip to an
experienced American seaman."
But that is what really happened.
The renovation of Nuple", involving as the first step thereto demolition of 17,000 houses and sixty-two
churches in tho most densly populated and squalid portion of that oity,
is the most stupendous sanitary job
ever undertaken by the government
of any country. The cost, which is
to be borne mainly by the Italian
government, will probablv be from
330,000,000 to $40,000,000, but it
will repay the cost tenfold in tho
euhnnced value of thn entire
city nnd in promoting the health
and material prosperity of the people. It will make Naples ono of
the most healthful as well as the
most delightful plaoes in Europe.
Mr. De Young, editor of the San
Francisco Chronicle, and California
commissioner to the Paris exhibition,
has returned from Europe, and reports as follows concerning tlie showing made by tlie United States
there: "To tbink that our government was the only one that recognized the Exposition officially, and
yet we have only 90,000 square ft.,
whilo little Belgium, that refused to
recognized the Exposition officially,
has 100,000, and England 243,000
square feet, it was simply negligence on the part of our commissioners, If tlmy hud been there and
pushed matters they could havo obtained as much space as they desired.
The Fnglish commissoners were refused space, but they never let up,
and tliu result was tJn.-y obtained as
much space as they wished,"
Another example of Johnny Hull's
persistence in ganing his ends.
There is one bit of oriental appreciation told about the Persian ambassador that Is quite characteristic
of the formnlity of the courts of eastern countries, says Town Topics.
As ho was, through his interpreter,
conversing with tho wife of a prominent government offical, the husband entered the reception room and
after shaking the minister's hand,
greeted his (the official's) wife with
a kiss. Thereupon the diplomat
arose with great effusiveness, and
bowing profoundly, placed his hand
over his heart nnd announced,
through his secretary, that lie would
hold over inviolate the confidence
with which ho had been intrusted,
and that nothing should induce him
to reveal to nny ono the scene he had
just witnessed. The diplonint
nuturally imagined that, ns the
gentleman kissed liis wifo bofore
him, he desired therefore to pny him
some special honor, for be it known
that no Persian ever kisses his wife,
or wives in public, or is in auy manner demonstrative boforo  strangers,
An American paper has the
following anent some local reference : "Moses was of a retiring disposition," says the Hotel Mail, "ho
got out cf tho rush early in life."
What a singular resemblance the
Black Diamond bears to Moses,
She was of a retiring disposition
also, and was not long in getting
away from the Rush,
America rejoices ia the successful
escape of the Black Diamond.
When the captain of un American
vessel places an alien prize crew of
ono man upon a captured ship he
deserves to loso his prize. Ola
Haokerson is tho name of ihe prizo
crow, lt is a wonder that the
Black Diamond was enabled to
carry this name safely to port. The
United States, however, is to be
congratulated upon the temporary
absence from hoi' navy of one alien
seaman, —.-I merica.
A writer in a London journal
calls attention to thu unappreciated
uses and preservative qualities of
soapstone, a material, ho says, whicli
possesses what mny be regarded as
extraordinary qualities in withstanding atmospheric influences, those
especially which have so much to do
with thu corrosion of iron anil steel.
From experiments it is found that
no other material is capable of taking hold of the liber of iron and steel
so readily nnd firmly as 'his. In
China soapstone is largely used for
preserving structures built, of sandstone .-mi,1 otlier stones liable to
crumble from the effects of lhe atmosphere ; nml tlie covering with
powdered soapstone in the form of
paint on some obelisks in tlmt country composed of stone liable to
atmospheric deterioration, has been
the means of preserving them for
hundreds of years.
A correspondent of the London
Standard, writing from Turin, gives
some account of the venerable Hung
garian patriot Louis Kossuth, whose
eightieth birthday wus celebrated
the other duy. "Tlie banquet," says
the correspondent, "was a splendid
sight, as well as an affecting one.
So clearly rang the voice of the
venerable speaker through the vast
hall that had the discourse been in
Latin 1 could have understood every
word of it. Time has passed over
him so tenderly that even the clear
blue of his expressive eyes is still
unveiled ; lie is still able to enjoy a
tramp of seven or eight miles and
an hour's billiards in the evening.
His intellectual powers are as great
and his interest in the progress of
literature and line arts in tlio various
countries with whoso tongues he is
familiar ns keen as ever. The visitors, doubtless, carried away the
flowers presented to them nt the
banquet, but they were not from
Kossuth's garden, for he hns none,
having left Baraccoue, the villa
near Itivoli, where ho formerly resided, soon after the death of the
friend who had shared thirty-two
years of his exil.e."
It is said that tho only product of
the Parnell Commission which will
live in history is Sir Ohnrlos Russell's speech slimming up the Parnell
sido of the case. "Every one," says
a correspondent, "agrees that this is
a marvelous piece of intellectual
work. John Morley, who, although
a politican, is ono of the severest
critics in intellectual matters, places
it in the highest rank of performances of this kind—that is, the marshaling and elucidation of a vast
body of heterogeneous facts, some
historical, some political, and somo
Writing from Corea, a correspondent says : "Everybody is in white
robes, and even though a man has
only one suit in the world, it is clean.
When he goes home at night, if he
belongs to tho poor olass, he retires
to bed, and his wife washes and
pummels his clothes, i say 'pummels' for ironing is an unknown nrt
in Corea. After being washed, the
calico is stretched on a wooden
blook, and then, with a flat block of
wood in each hand, the woman
pounds it for hours. After sunset
all Seoul rings with tho dactylic
'tap-tap-tap, tap-tap-tap' of those
domestic voices of the night, as with
the incessant cry of a million strident
The Bombay Guardian calls attention to an extraodinary book
which is being distributed in India,
a prize-book in the government
girl's school in the Bombay presidency. The following quotations nre
given as specimens of the teachings
set forth in the book: "If the husband of a virtuous woman he ugly,
of good or bad disposition, diseased,
fiendish, irascible, a drunkard, old,
stupid, dumb, blind, deaf, hot-tempered, poor, extremely covetous, a
slanderer, cowardly, perfidious, and
immoral, nevertheless she ought to
worship him a3 a god with mind,
speech, and person. The wife who
gives an angry answer to her husband will bo a village pariah dog; she
will also become a female jackal, and
live in an uninhabited desert. The
woman who eats sweetmeats without sharing them with her Iiusband
will become a hen-owl living in a
hollow tree. The woman who
walks alone without her husband
will becomo a filth-eating village
sow. The woman who S( enks disrespectfully to her husband will be
dumb in the next incarnation. The
woman who hates her husband's
relations will become from birth to
birth a musk-rat living in filth.
She who is always jealous of her
husband's concubine will be childless in the next incarnation." To
illustrate tho blessed results of a
wife's subserviency a story is told
of the great reward that came to
the wifo of an ill-tempered, diseased,
and wicked Brahmin, who served
her husband with a slavish obedienco, and even went the length of
carrying him on her own shoulders
to visit his mistress.
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Feb. 6th, 1889.
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■ VOLUME 34.
B. C, AUGUST 21, 1889.
NO. 34.
WBBSly Britisli Columlm
Wciliicsilcv JloruliiK, Ans. 21. 1889.
I-resH Oeitimlclies.
Rome, Aug 16.—The health of tho
pope is causing considerable uneasiness
in Europe, It is known that lie hns
been sultcring wilh a cunipliotttit'ii of
disorders for some time past, nnd now
tho announcement that, owing to the
pope's continued ill-heajtli, nil receptions at the,jVatiuii.u have beon discontinued naturally excites the gravest
Mo.ntuhal, A ut;. Hi.—A Mrs,
Brown, ui Hawkesbury, Unt., was invited by ii daughter, who was living in
Monti- ,;, '■' viiii Iter, rind atthe Bamo
tlmeoonfiult an oculjst here for some
trouble with her '-yea. She arrived
here un Wednesday nud the biiiiio dny
went to visit tho dnct'i', nut  linn   imt,
sine- Ih-uu heard   fro
aro BenrcAimg for (hu ■■
i, Thu police
d   lndy.
TflilONTO, All;!. 1(1.-
thelata.Oi.1. Williams,
closu i i 'lie NorLhwea
-Tho  annuo  nf
i\ im died ut the
rebellion, lnw
arrived here.   It ia to
Hope whoro it   will
MlliS'XHliAL, Aujj. 10
be sunt to Port;
hurtly   Ik-   hii-
-Joseph Hiind-
loy,   it  prisoner   und
r   rehlat-d   fur
brouklng into a cm-, tried to suicide lit
tho jail yesterduy by hanging. He
claims to be the stepson of Captain
Delaney, in the commissioners oflice.
Bedford road.
Nashville, Aug. Ki.—A speoial
despatch from Jackson, Tenn., Hays:
A terrible tragedy took place t'lii
morning 10 miles north uf Jackson.
Henry Ptewitt, an ex-cowboy from
Texas, shot hia young wife fatally
through the back, in the arms of her
aunt, wounded his mother-in-law, and,
running iiiti a field, shot himself
through' the bend,, dying instantly,
He had boon married four montha. A
warrant was out tor his arrest for
"mooni-.'iiiiiiig." lln asked Ins wife
to go with him to Wookly county. He
got down on his knees this morning,
nnd begged lier to go, but she is in
poor health and told him she would
not go. He bore a desperate character. He told his w'te bo hnd been
niarried lour times and had killed one
wifo nnd throo or four men.
San Fkancisco, Aug. 17.- Unitod
States Attorney Carey bus received a
telegram from the attorney-general of
the United States, instructing him to
appear immediately for David Nngle,
who is charged with the killing of
David S. Terry, and to undertake his
defence on behalf of the department
of justice. It is inferred from this
that the department of justice has investigated the facts and come to the
opinion that Nagle's act in killing
Terry was the aot of a U. S. oflicer in
the discharge of his duties.
Portland, Me., Aug. 17.—The city
of Portland is deeply moved ovor the
conviction of Mrs. Maybrick. Prominent persons in this city opened correspondence with Messrs. It. S. Roo
and Meicklin, of New York, the
American attorneys of Mrs. Maybrick,
and they wore asked whether petitions
to Secretary Blaine, requesting his aid.
in the niovomont of obtaining a reprieve, would be of benefit. They telegraphed immediately thoy would be of
inestimable value. Accordingly petitions were circulated throughout the
ojty and up io Inst night nearly three
thousand names were received, including those of such men as Mayor Mel-
chor, Judge Nathnu Cleaver, Judge
Symoiiils and Judgo Gould.
Puitvis, Mias., Aug. 17.—Sullivan
was sentenced to twelve months imprisonment. Fitzpatrick pleaded
guilty nnd was fined fJ200.
Beulin, Aug. 17. — The emporor
and empress lmve arrived at Beyrenth
and occupy the royal palace. They
will remain ovor Sunday aud attond a
performance at the Wagner theatre
to-morroit. Tbe town is crowded
with visitors, and not a fourth of those
present can obtain seats in the theatre
for any price.
London, Aug. 17.—The tithes bill
by its withdrawal has been killed for
the present session. All parties are
pleased. The landlords, upon whom
the burden of the measure, aa amended, threatened to fall are greatly relieved. The government is satisfied with having extricated itself from tho dilemma in whioh
it wus placed by the opposition,
and the liberals nre jubilant over
what they regard as the dofeat of
and discredit to tho government. The
liberals claim that tho government
accepted their amendment to avoid defeat, nud having done so had no furthor hoart iu tho iiioasuro and igno-
minously abandoned it. The ellect
cannot bo but bad on the constituencies, and the liberals propose to
take full advantage of it in the coming
Kingston, Aug. 17. — Bandsmen
Wilsnu and Loito, of "A" battery, hnd
a light in the camp yesterday and
lotto wris badly oul with iv razor. His
head nml back ivero slashed in a serious manner, Tlie two men had grudges against each other. Lotto is ill the
hospital and Wilson is under arrest.
Montueal, Aug. 17.—For some
days past tho Fronch papers havo
been asserting that the Dominion
government had refused permission to
the French war ships to come to Montreal on tho ground that it would tend
to unduo intimacy between French
Canadians and their compatriots in
old France. The ofbeors alone aro
coming up.
Quebec, Aug. 17.—Fire broko out
yestorday in a bakery store, at Tad-
oussne, aod spread to three neighboring houses. They wore all burned.
There being no liro sorvico, wator hnd
to be cnrriod from the rivor and thrown
on tlio Humes, and it is a mirnclo the
wholo villago did not go. Loss $5000.
Ottawa, Aug. 1!).—Tho dopartinont
of tinnnco has forwarded to  tho pro
vincial treasurer of, British Columbia,
n check for tlio amount duo to that
provinco for its Bharo in tho profit of
landing Chinamen ill British America.
The amount shows a tremendous increase over the previous year, duo, of
course, to tho exclusion not being in
effect iu tho United States.
Hamilton, Aug. 10.—The great
carnival opened to-day. Although but
the first day the streets are thronged
with people, and there is every indication that the demonstration will bo a
success. Tho programme for to-day is
mainly aquatic, ombraoitig yacht racing
und the illumination of the craft in tho
bay and lake. Thero will also bo nn
illumination of lhe city.
Quehsc, Aug. 19.—The gulf is said
to he almost swarming with whales
this season. One of them made au attack on the tug steamor Dauntless, off
point Des Moots, lust Thursdny. In
its onset the boat got a slap from the
animal's tail which made her shiver
from stern to stern.
SltBLBBllNE, Out., Aug. 10. —O. lt.
Peck, president uf the Ontario Pump
Co., has met wiih uu accident while
raising tlio first bent of the tower for
the Shelburne wuli.-]' works, which resulted in In^ death,
Toiionto, Aug. .10.—Mayor Clark
returned homo on Saturday niglit and
met with an eiitlisiiistic reception from
a large number of Toronto's representative citizens, lio !■.rings back with
hiin the idea lhat breathing spots are
a necessity io ull cities.
Boston, Mas."., Aug. 10.—Advices
just received fn iu Huyti report the
present condition of affairs the entire
reverse of what they were a few weeks
ngo. Since tbe effective repulse of
Hippolyte's forces, Legitime's men are
said to have gotten into 6ne trim and
strengthened their position. It is
said that, Legitime is receiving financial assistance from the French government.
Baltimore, Aug. 19.--Detectivo
Childs, who wns sent horo by Governor Lowry to anest Kilrain, does not
think Suilivan will bo required to
serve out his full term. Said he: "I
am satisfied that Sullivan will be pardoned by Gov. Lowry, as will Kilrain
nlso, if tried and sentenced. In fact,
Guv. Lowry stated he would act leniently with them, only desiring in their
arrest a vindication of tho law.
New Yoiik, Aug. 19.—Frederick
W. Sharon, son of the dead United
States senator, dofondant in the eelo-
bratod Sharon caso, arriied here from
Europe yesterday. Ho was greatly
surprised on hearing of the death of
Terry, but would not express nn opinion, saying, "he is dead; let him rest."
San Fhancisco, Aug. 10.—A statement juBt received here shows that
tho Canadian Pacific's gross earnings
for June, 1889 were §1,255,301, an
incrense over tho earnings for the
corresponding month of last year of
874,365. Operating exponses under
similar comparison show a decrease of
802,159, so that the net earnings were
§527,462 and total incerase was 8136,-
San Fhancisco, Aug 19.—A San
Francisco newspaper man, who came
down from Stockton this morning,
said: '-Last night at Stockton there
was a good deal of talk about lynching
Nagle. I heard one old fellow say in
tho offices of tho Evening Mail that
Nagle would be lynched inside of a
week. I hardly think nnything like
this would lmve occurred, but tho
action of tho sheriff in removing tho
prisoner under cover of darkness was
suggestive, to Buy tho least." In, the
city prison this morning Nagle was
asked, "Did you anticipate trouble at
any time?" "I did not", replied Nagle.
"These fears thut an attempt might
be made to take me out of jail undoubtedly aviso from the fact that the
jailors would not allow anyono to seo
me outsido of my attorneys."
Toronto, Aug. 19.—A somewhat
unusual and serious charge is pending
against a medical student. It is alleged
he obtained old tickets of attendance
at the Western University of London,
Trinity Medical Sohool and Viotoria
college. Ho erased the name of the
holdor and substituted his own, and
with these in hand obtained a degree.
The authorities of the medical council
intend it is said to have the offender
extradited, he being now in Chicago.
Quebec, Aug. 19,—The local govornment will pay 8100,000 to the
Jesuits at the end of October.
London, Aug. 19.—The Canadian
Pacific Co.'s China-Japan mail contract having passed the house of commons with far less than tho expected
opposition, measures are being takon
to expedite the beginning of the service. Meanwhile a discussion is iu
progress in tho columns of the Times
regarding tho respective benefits of thu
Canadian and Suez routes to tlio east.
The Peninsular Oriental Steam Navigation Company declares that tho attempt to establish a 20 knot service on
tho Canadian routo must result in financial disaster. The Canadian Pacific
Railway poople reply to-day that thoy
have uo intention to bo loft bohind
but look forward'to a friondly competition with the Suoz route, and hopo
together to establish a splendid round
the world ruuto under tho British
flag. Sir Georgo Baden-Powell also
writes that the trade nround the Pacific has bo increasod us to create a positive need for an alternative routo. The
contract sooms to meet with almost
universal approval.
Winnipeg, Aug. 19.—A horse attached to a buggy ran awoy this afternoon from near tho Imperial bank.
Mrs. Gordon, wifo of tho inspector of
crown lands, occupied a seat in the
vehicle. Tho animal rushed up Main
street and in attempting to turn up
William stroet tho vohiclo struck a
tclograpl, polo with tromotiduus violence. Tho animal was thrown with
great viuleiicu on hin side and the ludy
was preeipilatod to tho hard stroet.
The horso leaped to his feot dragging
the vohiclo and the lndy after him.
The lady wus badly injured boforo tho
animal was stopped. Sho did not
loso prpsonco of mind, and  when  ox-
tricated from her porilious position
she said she was not badly hurt. She
was bleeding rather profusely from a
gash in the face, and had to be sent
houie in a cab.
Montreal, Aug. 19.—The 1st and
2nd of September are expected to be
great days in tlie history of the Montreal Salvation Army. There will be
the anniversary demonstration, tho
farewell to Commissioner Coombs and
tlio welcome to Commissioner Adams.
Quebec, Aug. 20.—Admiral Watson landed from the Bellerophon at 3
p. m. yesterday under a salute of
seventeen guns from lhe citadel. A.
detachment of "B" Battery formed a
guard of honor on tho Queen's wharf,
where thu gallant visitor landed. Ho
drove to the citadel, and, with some
of the, officers, dined with the governor-general last night. Today the governor-general will return
the visit of the admiral, when both
sides will lire a salute and the yards of
tho vessels will be manned. The admiral will likely havo a field dny with
lho blue jackets on tho plains of Abraham during his stay in port.
Quebec!, Aug. 20.—There was a narrow escape from a drowning catastrophe at Lake St. Joseph on Sundny.
Three young ladies, daughters of G, H
Balfour, F. Billingsby andM. Abeam,
whilo out sailing in a row boat, cap
sized uud ul! were precipitated into r.li'e''
lako. A gentleman who witnessed tlie
accident promptly went to tlieir assistance and got linen out of the water in
nu exhausted condition.
Toronto, Aug. 20.—The masters
of the different vessels sailing from
this port allege that the government
steamboat officials are granting certificates to inexperienced men, qualifying them to lake charge of vessels
as captains. Another grievnnco is that
certificates are not graded. One certificate, they say, is good for all Canadian lakes, no matter what tho experience of the holder may be on any
of them, and he at onco steps up to the
level of experienced captains so far as
his chnnco of getting a good boat goes.
Dresden, Out, Aug. 20.—A. Mo-
Vean's hub and spoke factory was
burned yesterday morning with all its
contents. Loss 8100,000; no insurance. There wore four parties seriously injured by the explosion of the
New York, Aug. 20.—A cable despatch from London to-day, says;
"Princo Hntzfeldt who is going to
marry Miss Huntington, is well known
in clubs here, which sporting men
most frequent, ami, is considered a
capital fellow among his sot. Thero is
nothing against him but 'chronic iin-
pocuniosity, and a tendency to contract debts which there is no immediate prospoct of paying. For a while
he affected the turf, but had not money
to cut much of a figure. He has been
a well known figure at most of the
fashionable watering places on tho continent and has cultivated the acquaintance of numerous rich American girls
nt Monte Carlo, Budun, Hamburg and
other foreign resorts. He has been
assiduous in his attentions to Miss
Huntington. Some of his friends estimate his debts to amount to 4,000,-
000 francs, which he of course expects
to have paid off when he is married.
Pittsburo, Pa., Aug. 20.-At 13:40
o'clock this afternoon tho boiler in
Ganzwith's brewory, corner of Juniata
and Magnolia streets, Allegheny city,
exploded with terrific forco. Androw
Evans, who was making repairs on the
boiler at the time, was blown 50 feet
through the brick wall of tho building
on to tho railroad traok and instantly
killed. A Swede named Juhnson had
both arms and legs broken and is probably fatally injured. Miss Lizzie
Blasko, a domestic, standing in an adjoining yard, had her back broken
and was otherwiso terribly bruised by
tho Hying debris. The brewery building is almost a total wreck. Several
employees were moro or less severely
St. Pall, Aug. 20,-One hundred
persons who attended a picnic near
hore on Sunday were poisoned by eating ice cream. No deaths have ocourred yet.
Salt Lake, Aug. 20. —Frank Glover,
of Chicago, and Jimmy Bates, of
Butte, Mon., met this morning bo-
tweed 12 and 1 o'clock at Lake park,
Glover guaranteeing to knnok Bates
out in six rounds or throw up the
fight. They fought with four ounce
gloves. Bates was badly used up at
the end of the fonrth round. Governor Thomas and United States mar-
shall Parsons, and officers, went out to
stop the light on a special engine, but
the contest was over beforo they arrived. The fight was witnessed hy u
largo number of prominent citizens,
and numerous arrests oro threatened.
Thus far both principals have avoided
Constantinople, Aug. 20.—lt
announced today that the government
has decided to incronso the Turkish
military force on the island of Crete to
thirty thousand. The religious uprising tlioro has boen thoroughly quell-
London, Aug. 20.--An tho day fixed
for the execution of Mrs. Maybrick
approaches the popular excitement
growing out of tho extraordinary efforts
being mudo in her behalf becomes
greater, and the suspense and anxiety
is positively painful. This morning
the rumor is revived that tho condemned woman is in a condition which
will preclude tho possibility of an execution on the day sot, pardon or no
pardon, and whicli will necessitate her
examination by a jury of matrons boforo the lnw can bo allowed to take its
St. Pkteiisiiuuo, Aug. 20.—The
czar ami czarina havo arrived homo.
At a lunch yesterday tj tho members
of the Austrian embassy given in honor of tho birthday of the Emperor
Francis Joseph, tin- czar proposed llie.
health of bis imperial brother, which
was drunk with due honor.
London, Aug. 20.— A despatch from
Shanghai snys thut whilo n steamer
was making u trial trip yestorday wilh
a largo number of invited guests, tho
boiler exploded and thirty persons
were killed outright and forty or fifty
injured. Many jumped overboard in
the panic which succeeded tho explosion, ami which was increased by an
alarm of lire. The (James woro extinguished bifure making much headway.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 20.—M.
Visohnegradsky, 'Russian minister of
finance, has aunouueed his intention
to tax the Protestant church in the
Baltic province. Hitherto, theoburobes
havo been exempt from taxation.
This is un instance of lhc understood
policy of Russia to diminish tlio Influence "f tho Protestant clergy in the
Baltic-German district.
Vienna, Aug. 20.—A cartridge of
dynamite uccidently exploded ina colliery at Doriia, Hungary, and live
men were killed and   many wounded.
peclal to tlieColtiinbiiin.
Victoria, Aug. 17.—The Elder m-
iVed from Alaska to-day.    Your   cor-
espondent received the following news
Alaska News Co., Juneau:
iu,   Aug.  5. — Bear's Nost
nd   itn    discovered     ledge,
,   only   a  series   of   striiig-
o   value;     lliey   have   nliut
milt    off,    and   discharged
Buildings are all tiuisli-
ntidred and   twenty, stamps
am  mulct,  and over itvelvo
no   led
ei'B   of
all ban
Od,   tin
nlono v
hundred feet ef tunnelling fail to reveal anything of value; ao now all labor
is stopped to await for ore tu grow.
The amount of wealth bo far expended on this enterprise can-
nut be learned here, though it necessarily must run into hundreds of
thousands. The Treadwoll bus
120 of its two hundred and forty
stamps hanging up; its drillers are
quitting in a body, for having a day's
pay substituted for scaled foot rates,
which means less wages. . Salmon run
thick all over this part of the coast.
Oapt. Murray's Chilcat cannery ships
ten thousand cases this trip. The
Bartlett Buy Cannery Co., in charge
of Captain W. L. Johnston,
has all it can handle."
The Victoria board of aldermen met
Messrs. Pickering Ss Hill with regard
to sewerage system last night; will
give a decided answer Monday afternoon.
Barney Williams and Mamie Purcell
woro arrested hero, charged with
bringing stolon property from Seattlo
lust night, Williams gave the stolen
money to Officer Holden, from Seattle,
nnd told him where the balanco was to
be found hidden in Seattle.
The Umatilla was successfully
hauled off Brown's point, Pufjet
Sound, by tho Corona, Sho is uninjured, and is expected to reach here
to-morro ft. The Corona Bails for Alaska to day, wliich will be the last trip of
tho season. It is bolioved the company will put more steamers on the
routo next season.
Great excitement prevailed among
a large number of Indians yesterday
who arrived from the Frasor Kiver
canneries. They had juat heard exaggerated reports of the Black Diamond
seizure. They heard 15 vessels had
been seized and sunk by the Rush,
and were with difficulty pacified and
made to believe the correct version of
the story.
Victoria, Aug. 19.— Tho Umatilla
arrived from the sound this morning
nnd left nt 3 this afternoon. Slio was
uninjured by her grounding in Pugot
Messrs. Pickering & Hill, English
ongineors and contractors, meet the city
council this afternoon, when it will be
decided whether their sewerage plan be
accepted or not. The probabilities aro
that it will be accepted.
The city is tilled with strangers.
A young man has been arrested here
for forgery. It is said he forged a
well known restaurauter's name to several cheques. Further developments
Labrador herrings,
IMIacl-zexel, Salt Cod,
Airmoufs TJ-nc. Hams,
-A.rtno*ar's TJn.c. Bacon,   '
:Floi*ir. Bran. Sb-orts,
noidwiy Scoullar-Arrnratrong Bloc!;, Columbia 3t»
It. C. Provincial Exposition.
Subscription Fund.
For tlie purpose of raising a fund to
contribute towards tlie patriotic and
worthy object of making the next annual provincial fair, to be held in this
city, a grand and unprecedented success,
the undersigned agree to contribute tho
sums opposite their respective names (to
be paid into the association or to trustees
competent to receive the Bamo, on or before 0 months from the dato of the last
provincial exhibition, and to be applied
to preparing exhibition grounds and
buildings in tlio city, for increasing the
amount ollenid in prizes, and for furthering the oxhibition in other ways):
Sharp'- A Paine, Lulu Island    ill Oil
I. P Eckstein   10 00
It, w Armstrong   10 00
V ll mover    10 00
Walker* Slinitwell    Ill 00
CUand number   10 00
Peter Grant    10 00
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dipt A   Grunt    10 00
I  '   -Miuiilonell    10 00
WO I.nvi    IO00
P 0 Slrl'cklnml    25 00
S II Webb    25 O'l
T Cuntilnilhiiin   HOOD
Henderson Bros,Chilllwhack   looo
A 11 WlMteniule    10 0"
Por Ex-Mayor Diokinson 212 85
AnulcM Jiuiiies    10 llll
Jus Cunningham  50 ou
Omul A angstrom  '-0 00
J WSessiiillli    SO 00
B Douglas 100 00
K R Scoullar A Co    65 00
Ackerman Bros  20 00
Bold & Currlo   25 00
H T Renil & Co  50 00
WH Thibaudeau   15 00
Grant & Mncluro   10 00
Oglo, Campboll A Co  20 00
snisiiin-Tiosis iMin.
The Colomiiiajj 8100 00
WJ Armstrong  SO 00
G H Brymner  20 00
Stewart A Cash  25 00
Georgo Turner  10 00
Young ATerliuno  10 00
Tci-iiuno A Ci  10 IHI
A VtasBrlsay  15 00
P Kllodeau  WOO
W l' Ciinllr.im  25 00
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A Miami  25 00
Hev ,1.11 While  10 00
Qilley Bros  80 oo
Cor. Columbia fe Mary Sts.
job printing of ull kinds neatly done
at the Colombian oflico. Prices will bo
found ub low as at auy other offioo in
the provinco —Adv,
Iton ts
New Westminster, B. C.
This  Choice Property*
centrally situated in Mew Westminster,
B. C, which has been tied up for several
years by tax titles and other difficulties, is>
now cleared of all incumbrances and is
placed upon the market for.sale, with perfect title guaranteed.
The   property  is  now
being slashed and subdivided and contains,
some of the finest and most desirable Lots
in the City for either residential or speculative purposes.
With the contemplated
construction of several railways which will
centre at New Westminster and the establishment of new enterprises and increased
trade and commerce, this City is making
rapid and substantial progress and, consequently, affords the best field for investment to be found in the Province. The
present is, therefore, the time to invest,
and with the present low prices of property
purchasers are sure to realize handsome
returns upon their investments.
The portions of the Estate now on the market consist of Lot 5,,
Suburban Block 10; Lot 2, Suburban
Block 11, and Lots 12,13 and 14, Suburban Block 13, and the subdivided Lots
range in price from $150 to $350, on good
We are authorized to
allow ten per cent, discount off present
prices on all sales made during August,.
and also to furnish intending purchasers
free carriage drives to the property.
For full particulars and prices apply tothe undersigned or to any of the other
leading Real Estate Agents in New Westminster.
Weelkly British Columbian
ir«Iui"iil:iy MuruliiK, Auk. 91. IS8II.
The indications of progress and
enterprise ou every hand v itliin this
oity and its immediate vicinity, as
■well as in tho various surrounding
districts tributary to it, aro extremely gratifying to contemplate nnd be-
spenk a general confidence in onr
resources and future that will go far
towards realizing a still more satisfactory state of things. It is with
communities in this respect very
much us with individuals. "Nothing succeeds like success." Tbe
peoplo of Westminster city and of
the district 113 well havo shown,
within the last few- years, in a
marked manner, that they have
some appreciation of their line heritage und a good degree of confidence
in its future, and are proving tliis
every day by their works. The
natural consequence is that others
are becoming infected with the same
spirit uud wo are getting, and shall
continue to get, continual accessions
of population and capital, which an;
the two things that are most needed,
to develop our splendid natural resource-;. The most noticeable sign
of our progress as a city is. of course,
the large amount of building going
on this year as compared with any
previous year, and particularly of
residences and business blocks of ;i
substantial and cosily character. A
very satisfactory feature about these
building operations, whicli cannot
be said to obtain in all otlier cities,
is that no buildings are being erected
on a speculative basis, that is in advance of the actual and certain demand. Thus, anything like a reaction or collapse is guarded against
and a steady and continuous growth
assured. This sort of progress, in
fact, is characteristic of the royal
city. Everything is on tho most
solid basis, and, while advancing,
we make sure of holding all the
ground thus gained. It is a knowledge of this fact, as well as of our
unrivalled natural resources and advantages, that has made investments
in this city and vicinity to be considered as among tbe safest and most
promising in the province. The
various rural municipalities of the
district are displaying an increasing
and commendable enterprise and
confidence in tlieir resources, as is
evidenced by the different schemes
for internal improvements that are
being so energetically pushed, as
well as by the general policy of each.
Added to what we have enumerated,
that the lumber industry is on the
eve of greatly increased development
in our midst, that tbe salmon canning business of the Fraser is an
assured and immense success this
year, and the crops throughout the
district fairly good, both the immediate and more remote effects upon
the city, district and province must
be considerable, and of tho most
hopeful and satisfactory kind.
A Constantinople despatch of
over a week ago announced that the
Sultan had called out eighty thousand Turkish reserves for the purpose
of putting an end to the insurrection
in Crete, by force, if necessary; but
later advices state that the trouble
has since bocome even more serious,
and that the authorities being helpless, the Christian residents are
forced to ily for their lives, The
Cretan troubles are causing considerable uneasiness in Europe, as it is
feared they may lead to an open
rupture among the powers. The
whole trouble, explains an eastern
cotemporary, has its direct origin in
tho dissatisfaction of a portion of
the population with tho government.
It is, in fact, a revolt ugainst the
office-holders and tlie office-seekers,
and is an outcome of the system of
home-rule under which the island has
been governed for some years past.
Crete, as our readers are aware, has
been the scene of many insurrections during the presont contury,
the most serious being that of 18GG,
in which the islanders very nearly
secured their independence. Europe,
however, would not allow this, and
the result was that tlie island remained under the sway of the Sultan, but with an organic law which
gave it a sort of homo rule. In
1871' the Cretans received a constitution, under which they obtained a
govern"■, appointed by the Sublime
Porte, and a single elective chamber. For a time the system worked
well, until the governors bogan to
discover that their office could easily
be used for the aggrandizement of
themselves and their friends. Having the authority very largely in
their own hands, they begun to introduco tho "spoils system," und the
present insurrection is the rosult.
A few months ago the conservatives, who wore in power, wero overwhelmingly defeated by tbe liberals
at tho general elections. The governor, thinking to curry favor with
the victorious party, began to displace conservative olEce-holders.
The latter and their friends demanded that no changes should bo
made whatever, but the goveruoi
paid lio attention to thoir wishes,
and they then began an agitation
for his removal. Meetings were
held and petitions sent to tho Sultan, but without avail, and their
union with Greece was demanded.
A resoultition to this effect was introduced in the legislature, but wus
rejected by an immense majority,
and the conservatives then began to
use violence towards the liberals,
killing and wounding them, maiming tlieir cattle, and burning their
houses. The immediate result was
a petty internal warfare, which has
uow developed into an insurrection,
sinco the conservatives still continue
to hold office. The two parties are
styled respectively the "barefoots"
and the "haversacks," tlie former
comprising the poorer peoplo generally, the latter most of the
wealthier islanders. The struggle is
really one between the "ins" and
tho "outs," but it has assumed a
more serious aspect by reason of the
demand of the "outs" for union with
Greece. It is said, however, thut
this i3 only the usual formula of discontent, und that there is no real
revolt against the dominion of the
Sultan. But whatever may be the
truth as to this, tho Porte has evidently come to the conclusion that
interference on its part is now absolutely necessary. It recalled the
governor a few days ago and appointed a commission for the purpose of settling the difficulties of the
islanders, but, as these measures
have wholly failed to restore order,
it has been decided to send a large
body of troops to the scene. Greece,
is, of course, interested in the matter, becauso many of the islanders
are Greek subjects whom she is
bound to protect The dospatches
state that the Greek government has
asked the powers to intervene, and
is gettin'g its naval forces ready for
action. It would not be surprising,
therefore, if in the end Crete once
more became a part of Greece. It
is believed that Turkey has no great
desire to retain the island, and it is
possible that she might be quite
willing to get rid of ic and its troublesome factions. Europe, however;
is the arbiter in such matters, and,
should the troubles continue, the
great powers will doubtless make
their settlement a matter of arrangement among themselves. If such
an arrangement is found impossible
it may he that the insurrection will
become the cause of the great European war which the world is expecting at no distant time.
and end in a dismal failure. The
Chinese who were employed by the
northern canneries during the packing
season aro beginning to return to Victoria, 200 haviiij/ arrived back by the
lust steamer, Theso will naturally
seek employment wherever obtainable,
and thus tho salmon packers and other
large employers of labor will be in a
position to dictate terma, instead of
terms being dictated to them.
NO. 31.
Just as regularly as the season
comes round, has it got to be an
established thing that destructive
bush fires must ravage our forests
in the months of July, August and
September especially. lt is, of
course, no easy thing to prevent
this, but the seriousness of the matter and the almost incalculable interests at stake make it necessary
that moro stringent and effective
legislation than that at present on
the provincial statute books should
be devised. The "Bush Fire Act"
of 1874, read with its amendments
of last session, provides the following penalties: "(2) If any person,
during the months of June, July,
August, or September, shall ignite,
in the open air, in any forest or
woods, being the property of any
other person or the property of the
crown, any inflammable material,
and shall leave the same before it be
thoroughly extinguished, and any
damage shall result therefrom, ho
shall for every such offence forfeit
and pay a sum of money not exceeding one hundred dollars, to be
recovered, with costs of conviction,
in a summary way before any two
justices of the peace, and in default
of payment thereof shall bo imprisoned for any period not exceeding
three months, ono moiety of tho
penalty to be paid to the informer.
(3.) If any porson shall ignite, or
knowingly permit to be ignited, in
tho open air, upon his own land,
any inflammable material, and shall
by reason of gross carelessness and
negligence, permit any fire therefrom to escape on to any adjoining
or adjacent public or private property, whereby damage shall be done
or timber destroyed, he shall," Ac.
(same conclusion as section 2 quoted
above). Although most poopio naturally dislike to turn informor, an
act which is contemplated in the
above measure, they would be doing
a great service to their country by
dropping their scruples in this instance, and keeping a watch, if necessary, on thoir noighbors, and especially on tramps, Indians, and other
campors-out. But tho penalties
should be increased, and it may
oven be necessary to establish a sort
of police or doteotivo surveillance
during tho most dangerous months
for (ires; for tho present law, plainly, is having little or no deterrent
effect, and millions of valuable timber, to say nothing of thousands of
cords of good firewood, are being
destroyed overy year.
Children Cry for | Pitcher's Castoria.
Too oiisu cf Sirs Jlrfybriofe, wl.o
has been sentenced to bo hanged at
Liverpool on August 26 for the
murder of her husband, is attracting
great attention, not only in England
but Jn tbe Uui tori States as well.
The course of the trial was watched
with intense interest in England,
and publio opinion was strongly adverse to the sentence of capital punishment, the judge only escaping
violence at the hands of a howling
mob in Liverpool, whore the caso
was triod, by the interference of the
police. Numerously signed and
urgent petitions aro being forwarded
to the Queen for a reprieve and
commutation of the sentence, and
oven the ofliciu] hangman declares
that he will not officiate at the execution on any account. His own
life would no doubt be in jeopardy
if ho did, in the presont excited
stnto of public opinion on this matter in conservative England. Influential friends in the United
Statos, of wliich Mrs. Maybrick is a
citizen, and where sbo occupied u
high social position, as ber husband
did in England, are exercising themselves iu her behalf by certifying to
her character, and endeavoring,
through the secretary of state, to
bring evidenco and influence to boar
in support of tho nppeal for reprieve
in England. The case itself is one
of those, always difficult ones, whicli
depend upon a chain of circumstantial evidence and presumptive inference, and the general public, influenced, perhaps, to some extent, by
feelings of sympathy for Mrs. Maybrick, who is described as a rather
young and good-looking woman,
have come to a conclusion quite
different from that reached by jury
and judge, Sir Charles Russell, the
great Parnellite champion, defended
the alleged murderess, and made an
able and even brilliant plea in her
behalf, but the judge charged
strongly against the accused, owing
principally to a compromising admission which she had made, and
the jury found accordingly, and the
death sentence followed. An exchange gives a fair brief resume of
the leading facts and presumptions
developed by the trial as follows:
While Mrs. Maybrick's husband was
sick she is alleged to have given him
arsenic to "finish him," in order that
she might livo undisturbed with her
paramour, Brierly, Incriminating
letters were found which seemed to
clinch this theory, and the verdict
of guilty was based on this evidence
and that of the doctors, that Maybrick was recovering when he suddenly showed symptoms of arsenical
poisoning, faded away and died
within a few days. The nurse gavo
similar testimony, On the other-
hand, numerous friends of Maybrick
testified that he was in the habit of
eating arsenic, and Mrs, Maybrick
backed up their testimony by telling
how her husband had, in a fit of depression, begged pitoously that she
would give him a certain powder, of
which she did not know tho ingredients, and sho finally yielded to his
pleadings. She accounted for the
presence of arsenic among hor personal effects by saying that sho used
it as a cosmetic. With two such
directly contradictory explanations
of Maybrick's death, there must bo
a mountain of porjury somewhere.
Tho judge, by his summing up,
showed tliat he thought it to be on
Mrs. Maybrick's side, but thousands
of Americans and Englishmen, who
have watched the trial closely, Minister Lincoln among thom, believe
there is ground for mercy, and hnve
petitioned for a pardon,'or at least,
a reprieve, Some projudico bus
been aroused against tho convicted
woman by the fact that her mother
had three husbands, who each died
of poison, or what lookod vory like
it. From this fact it is inferred
tliat a poisoning mania has been inherited by Mrs. Maybrick. Even
in u case whero thom seems to be so
much doubt us tho present one,
English law provides no appoil to
any higher court. The only recourse
is to nppeal to the Quoen for pardon,
a power which is administered by
tho homo secretary. Mr. Matthuws,
tho present homo secretary, has, in
previous cases, proven himself deaf
to such apponls, and it may require
extraordinary prossuro and forciblo
argument to induce him to interfere.
Speaking of tho Shah, Mr. S. G.
W. Benjaimin, who wus for two
years United Statos Minister to
Persia, says : "No sovereign of morn
amiable disposition or intent lo act
justly has ever sat upon an oriental
throne. Possessing in his own domains-authority over lifo and death,
no man ever showed so littlo inclination to abuse such power. Enlightened and humane, he allows greatest
liberality of speech, and lias likewiso
exhibited great t»6t in preserving harmony among tho turbulent elements
composing his peoplo." Mr, Bon
jaimin further Btates that tho journeys of the Persian monarch to
Europe lmve been tlio result of a
patriotic desire lo study the conditions of foreign countries, and to
borrow hints for the improvement of
his own.
local m mm. ^ws.
{From Daily Columbian, Aug. V,.)
W. II. Vianen bus oponed a grocery
store on Front street next to his lish
Capt, Peelo has removed his meteorological instrument! to opposito Mr.
J*. S. Hall's book store, whero they
will be just as free to tho public as
Oapt. Cavan, of tho str. Rainbow,
hud tlio misfortune to severely strain
his back a fow days ngo, and it is expected ho will be forced to lay off for a
week or two,
Tho body of Daly, who was drowned
on Sunday while crossing to Brownsville in a skill' has not boeu recovered
yet, and there is littlo chance of it
coming to the surface tor a couplo of
County court was in session to-day
and a number of casos wero disposed
of. The docket contains a large number of cases, lho must of which are of
a trilling nature and of no public in-
J. W, Bengough, Canada's great
cartoonist, is arranging for a lour
through British Columbia during September. He ia expected in Kamloops
on the 24th or 20th and after delivering a lecturo thoro will coinu to the
Tho heavy bush fires in tbo hills has
driven wild beasts into the valleys and
settlements in large numbers, and tbey
avo playing and havoc with the domestic animals of the farmors. Panthers
especially, are proving very destructive to hogs, sheep and calces.—Cimr-
The fog was so dense this morning
tliat it fairly overwhelmed the smoke
for a few hours. Steamboats had to
proceed with the utmost caution after
leaving port, and their whistles cuuld
bo heard sounding, at intervals of a
minuto, fur nearly two hours, au evidence that they proceeded very slowly-
The uppor works of the str. Adelaide have been must gorgeously decorated with signs and legends, describing
in many colored letters the best and
cheapest establishments for the purchase of goods in general. The work
of tho artist has given the steamer
a striking, though somewhat mottled appearance, and the scheme, as an
advertising venture, is certainly an excellent one.
The Kamloops baso ball tournament
will take place thia year on September
10th. The management announce
$1,200 in cash prizes, besides trophies,
etc., for contests in base ball, lacrosse,
cricket and athletic sports. The annual picnic of the O.P.R. employees
on the Pacific division will bo held at
Kamloops on the samo date, and reduced railway fares have been arraigned for.
The salmon run last niglit was the
best since the season opened. In
Woodward slough the fish were so numerous that their black tins could be
seen sticking out of the water almost
aa thick as grass blades in a garden.
The number of boata Bailing at present is not more than half the number
employed two weeka ago, but still they
ure sufficient to catch ull the lish required by the canneries.
Speaking of an articlo of the Times
nn the proposed university, the Senti-
nc! aaya: "In this matter, as in many
others tho Times undertakes tu dilate
upon, wo aro at loaa to understand it.
The wholo article may be a goak, or it
may not. Wo can't tell whether the
writor means what ho writes, or writes
what ho means, 'causo ho writes 'em
both aliko. Explain please." This is
somo of tho fruits of tbat terrible
I'uiiilluate ror Alili'l'innn.
Wo havo authority for announcing
that Mr. W. II. Keary will bo a candidate for one of the vacancies in tho
aldermanio board. Mr. Kenry, although a comparatively young man, is
ono of the pioneers ut the royal city,
und ono of its most patriotic and public-spirited citizens. He is so well
known that it is almost unnecessary to
add- that in ability as in other respects
he has the qualifications for a first-class
ripurts null (.li-an-fl,
Tbo exhibition celebration committees met at tbo city hall laat night.
Thero was a largo attendance and work
was procoeded with in business like
manner; Capt. E. S. Scoullar, who
had been appointed chairman of the
Bports committee, sent iu his resignation, being obliged to leave for tbo
east shortly on a business trip. Tho
sports committee was divided into soveral Bub-oomniitteefl in ordor to facilitate matters. After a couple of hours
work tho variotiB committocs adjourned
to meot again on Saturday evoning.
Mr. S. T. Mackintosh has been appointed permanent secrotary of tho
celebration committoe, which iB an excellent appointment, as be is ilioroneli-
ly competent for tho many and arduous duties connected with the position.
ti'Miu-M' laborer**.
Tho Chinoso laborers who a short
week ago iinogiiiod thoy controlled the
labor market are liablo to lind within
a few days Hint thoir aorvioes can bo
easily dispensed with so far as the
greater number of thom aro concerned.
Soveral moro canneries than those enumerated yesterday aro just about out
of cans and will probably close down
about tbo end of tho prosont wook.
This will throw a largo number of
Celestials on tho labor market, and
oaso tho strain that has boon folt for a
month or moro. Tho Chinese aro
proverbially saucy whon thoy imagine
thoy have tho upper hand, but, unfortunately for thom, their cilbrts in the
striking lino usually come to naught,
Another False Report.
A fow days ago an item appeared in
u Vauoouvor newspaper, purporting to
be a despatch from Tacoma, stating
that Mr. Nelson Bennott, of the Fair
haven Ss Southern Railway, had discharged 1000 men who had beon employed on railroad construction. This
afternoon Mr. B. Douglas, president
of the Southern Railway, received the
following despatch from MV. Bennett;
"Report in Advertiser entirely false;
on the contrary we aro putting on nil
tbo men wo can got. Report probably means Ship Harbor road, or Seattlo
Northern, ns I understand they have
discharged their entire force." This
despatch will re-assure the few who
wero mislead by Iho report iu the lirst
instance. Litilu or no attention was
paid to tho despatcli referred to, as it,
was not considered likely that Mr.
Bennett would double work on the
terminal portion of tho roud and shut
dowu operations at the starting point.
Although Mr. Bennett bus not advertised his present operations aod future
intentions, or "blown his own horn"
to any great extent, yet he is hard nt
work on his lira il, and his failure to
advertise himself with loud clamour is
becauso he believes in work, not bombast.
Criminal Assault.
Between 10 and 11 o'clock this
morning a man, about CO years of age,
made a criminal assault on a little girl,
about 5 years of age, on the stops of
tho American hotel. Copt. Peele, who
happened to be passing at the time,
saw the assault, and promptly knocked
the blackguard down and then marched him to the lockup. About half
way up McKenzie street the man showed ligbt, and threw off hia coat to give
his arms freo play. Capt. Peele, however, persuaded him, in no gentle
manner, to walk to the lockup, where
ho was taken in charge by Constable
Smith. An information was laid
against him before Capt. Pittendrigh,
and the caso will be heard to-morrow.
The prisoner refuaes to givo his name,
aud ia moat abusive in his language to
all who approach him. He was under
the influeuce of liquor when the assault was made, but sober enough to
know all he was doing, and also cunning enough to feign drunkenness
after being locked up. The man iB a
stranger in the city, and from his appearance would be classed as a railroad
navvy or possibly a tramp. Several
oases of this kind have happened within the past year, without the guilty
parties have beon brought to justice,
but it ia aatiafactory to know that in
this caae the guilty will not eacape.
Capt. Peele has been generally complimented for the prompt manner in
whioh he dealt with lhe offender.
Colonial Scenery.
At tho Egyptian Hall, Picoa'dilly,
London, Eng., Edward Roper haa on
exhibition pictures of colonial sconery
and incidents, embracing views of
Canada, the lakes, prairies nnd mountains, liritish Columbia, Australia,
New Zealand, and the South Seas,
made during recent visits t.j tliece
countries. From a hand-book on the
views, for wliich we are indebted to
Mr. H. B. Shadwell, of the Bon
Marcho olothing houae, we mako the
following extracts about Kew Westminster: "This is, or was, until Vuncouver city outstripped it, the second
city in Britiah Columbia. It is but a
small place according to our ideas
[j, «., London ideas], but it is full of
onterpriso, and does a 'big business' iu
lumber, tc, timber, and (ish. There
are many very charming leddonces
hero, and after the wilduess and
roughness of the prairies and mountains, the traveller is enchanted with
tho evidences of comfort and refinement which surround .hiin. This drawing was made beside iliu road, u few
minutes' walk above tho city. The
'sidewalk' was continually traversed
by'all sorts and conditions of men,'
from ladies nud gentlemen in Bond-
street attire to the Indian Siwash and
his klootchinen; thete were Ohinamen,
too, of high and low degree, but nearly all of them carried au English silk
umbrella, uud there were young Englishmen in 'blazers' on lawn tennis
Police Court.
Before T.
C.   Atkinson, P.
I'lltonurlgli,.!. 1'.
H.i   Cnpt,
Benjamin Yeomans, chagred with
having illicit intercourse with o girl
under 16 years of ago, a granddaughter
of defendant. A warrant was issued
for Yeomans two weeks ago, but ho
went to Victoria about that time and
the warrant cuuld not bo sorved. Yesterday ho returned and heard that an
information had boen laid against him,
and immediately gavo himself up. Mr.
McColl appoared for defendant and
asked that tho fullest investigation be
mado into this csbo. The case was
adjourned for ono week.
Michael Fagan, drunk and incapable, pleaded that bo had been sick,
and had taken a little too much whis-
koy, .which had overcomo him. Finoii
*C>2.00 and costs or ten days.
Larry McDonald, charged with being
drunk and incapable, pleaded guilty,
and was linod §2.50 and coats or ten
John McKay, charged with being
drunk and disorderly, was dismissed
with costs.
Absolutely Pure.
This imwder nevor varleB. A marvel of
purity, Htrenjrtli and wholesomeness. More
eiitmomhial than tbe ordinary kinds, and
cannot, bu sold lu competition wllli the
multitude of low test, short weight alum
or phosphate powders.  Sold only in cana.
EfJYAt, WAKING  Po WHICH Co., 108 Willi St.,
New York. Sfely
In the Estate of Losrus Ii. McInnes,
.t\ against the estate-of the laic Loftus
Ii, Mclnnes are hereby notified that unless tholr claims are furnished to the
Executor, James A. Robinson, hpforo the
expiration of three months from tliis
date, the Executor will not be responsible
for their payment. All debts due tho estate to be paid at once.
Dated this Sth day of June, 1R80.
JeS-dwl-wmS New Westminstor.
Corbett & Kennedy,
W .A. R B.
Front Street,       New Westminster,
above line, we respectfully sollcita
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, Hoofing. Plumbing, Gas-fitting,
Steam and Hot Water Heating, &o.
Har Entrance to premises on Mary St.,
ln roar of Bank of B. C. Uwmhtto
Samuel Mellard,
Dealer In Cutlery, Earthenware,
Books, Stationery and Medicines.   '
land Agent. Conveyancer, and
Votary Public.
.'gent for "The Columbian."
Post Oflice Address, Clillllwluiek.
Bank of Montreal.
CAPITAL (all poid up),
Head Office, - Montreal.
Hirtl). A. SMITH, K. O. M. G.-Preslilent.
fi. A, mtUMMONl), Ksu.—Vice-President
\V. J. HUCHANAN-Generol Manager.
Eng.; New York. Chicago, am] Inall
the prlndlpiil cities unit towns In Cnnada.
[iilei'ebli allowed on special deposits.
Managkk, Vancouver,
Suii-Aoent, New Westminster.
Mice of Removal
L, sk.
Begs to announce that he has
removed to Btore in
Opposite Masonic Building,
Family Groceries
t'nliiiulila Direct,       xmv Westminster.
noldwly.- VOLUME 34.
Weekly Briti.sh Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Aug. Ill, 18S9.
(From Daily Columiiian, Aug. IS.)
Messrs. Gilley J3ro3. liavo paid tlieir
$20 subscription to the exhibition
fund.   Next!
The exoavatibn for tho foundation
for tho now Bushby block has been
completed, and work on the masonry
will be commenced to-morrow.
Jas. Cunningham is inakinj! prep
arations to commence the erection
of a fine three-story brick bloclt on
Front street, opposite tho C. P. N.
Go's wharf.
The repairs which have been in progress in connection with the Pitt river
railroad bridge for some woeks aro
now completed, and the structure is
more substantial today than when it
was built.
The drawing for S. J. Thompson's
prizes took place last uight at Lyals
book Btore, tho following tickets drawing the lucky numbers: No. 83, Mrs.
Briggs, pair vasos, value SoO; No. 90,
F. C. Gamble, pair vases, value $40;
No. 35, C, E. Holt, pair va»cs, value
Tho Bteamer Umatilla went ashore
near Tacoma, in a fog, on Tuesday
morning. The vessel was proceeding
at full speed and ran some distance
into the sand, where she is now stuck
fast. As the Umatilla went ashore ut
high tide it is oxpeeted some trouble
will be experienced iu floating her
In tho district court this morning
Jimmy August, an Indian, was brought
bofore Capt, Pittendrigh and Mr. Jus.
Cunningham, the presiding magistrates, charged with having liquor in
his possession at Ewen's cannery yesterday. August was lined 825 and
costs ov in default 6 weeks' imprisonment with hard labor.
A rich striko of solid copper glance
ore has just been made on the soutli
fork of the Semilkaraeen river, fifty
miles north-east of Hope on tho Canadian Pacific railroad, and about eighty-
live miles fiom the Waiinacuth mining
district The ore assays from 70 to
85 per cont. copper, and 10 to 80 oz.
silver, with a trace of gold.
The sealing schooner Lewis, of
Seattle, owned by Mr. Nixon, arrived
in that port yesterday. The Lewis reports that the eutter Hush boarded
her iu Behring Sea and ordered her
out but that she did not t ike the 130
shins which the Lewis had on board.
The Lewis spoke the schooner Penelope and Adams in the sea.
Salmon averaged 400 to the boat
last night. The lish running at presont are not the regulation suckeyes,
being from 2' to 3 pounds lighter, but
except in weight they are identical
with the ordinary. There is nothing
peouliar about a 4-pound sockeyo, but
the immense numbers of these fish
that have been caught this weok is
very unusual.
Rain commenced to fall last night
about 5:30 o'clock and continued to
descend for about three hours, by
which time one tenth of an inch had
fallen. The shower did an immense
amount of good and all vegetation was
brighter and healthier looking to-day
in consequence, but not half enough
fell, and it is hoped a good soaking
raiu of 21 hours duration will come to
hand beforo the weather settles.
THO I'lilimllil Uiult'I.
Negotiations were completed last
night whereby' Mr. Luke Pither has
sold the louse and goodwill of that,
famous old hostelry, tho Colonial
Hotel, to Mr. Geo. Raymond and W.
S. Westcott, who took possession this
morning. Mr. Pither's reason for
selling out is the continued ill-health
of Mrs. Pither, who,' unfortunately,
hus been far from robust for^ some
mouths, and absolutely requires a
change of climate. In nil British Columbia no hotel bus a moro widespread
und favorable notoriety thnu tho Colonial, and the name is as familiar
with travelers and tourists ns any first
class establishment north of San Francisco. The Colonial has always been
noted for comfort, excellence and convenience, and ita cuisine will compare
favorably with any in the province. The
standard maintained in the past will
bo continued by the new proprietors,
who will strivo to make the Colonial
even more popular than ever before.
Both Mr. Raymond and Mr. Wescott
are woll known in Westminster, and
they commence business with tho certainty uf ii continuance of tho large
patronage bestowed on the hotol ill
the past, and with the best wishes of
their many friends for unqualified suo-
NO. 34.
HastliiRS Townsite Sale.
Tho sale of itovernmeut land on tho
Hastings townsite, and other property
adjoining tho same, was held ut Vancouver this morning by Mr Geo.
Byrnes, the auctioneer. Tho attei
dance was much larger than oxpeeted,
especially of thoso who were present
for the purpose of buying. Tho blocks
all realized prices considerably higher
than was anticipated, and the sale had
the offeot of fixing values, which up to
date have been rather hard   tn  deter
From lhc Burnt Coiiulrv.
Mr. James Wilson, superintendent
of C. P. R. telegraphs, returned last
night from an overland trip to Sumish
Lake, W.'P., where he wont for the
purposo of personally inspecting the
telegraph lines. He found that the
fires hnvo almost burned out for want
of fuel to feed them, uud the telegraph
sorvice, which has Buffered no greatly,
will be restored within a few days and
no furthor serious trouble is expected
this year. Tho bush liros in Washington territory have covered a wide extent of territory, aud havo done nn
immense amount of damage to vnluablo timber limits. It is not probablo
that the telograph service will ever
again bu so badly demoralized by bush
fireB as it has been thi3 summer.
('ordwood Burned.
Considerable anxiety Is felt by persons who hnvo large quantities of cordwood piled on i lie Vancouver and
Hastings roods, for thu safety of their
property. The wood is principally
out by Ohinamen, who conlraot to got
it out at a certain sum per cord.
Sevorul fires have lntoly beon started
in the vicinity of thoso wood piles, and
considerable damage has beon done.
Yestorday about 500 cords woro burnod on tho Hustings road, from a fire
supposed to bu incendiary. It is tho
general opinion that the many (ires
that have boon started during the past
oouple of weeks have not been accidental, but were incendiary, and for
tho purposo of driving the Chinese
woodchoppcrs out of tho business.
Tho provincial authorities should endeavor to ferret out. tho fire bugs and
give thom tho fulloat punishment tho
law can inflict.
Children Cryfor
An lulercstliiR- Sllscourse on tiic Tres*
bytcrlan Alliance, its History,
Alms, nnd Prospects.
In spite of the rather heavy shower
falling at the timo (tho first rain for
about Bix weeks), a fairly large audience had assembled in St. Andrew's
Church by 8 o'clock last evening to hear
the address announcod to be delivered
at that time and place by Rev. Prof.
Blaikie, of the New College, Edinburgh.
After the opening of tho meeting by
singing and prayer, Rev. Mr. Scouler,
pastor and chairman, introduced the
reverend lecturer with a few appropriate remarks, concluding by Baying
that the Pan-Presbyterian Alliance, in
whioh Dr. Blaikie was known to be
greatly interested, and of which movement he might almost be said to be
tho father, would probably be the
subject of tho address, although he
(the chairman) had not inquired.
Dr, Blaikio, on rising, said ho had
the greatest pleasure in meeting so
many in lhe spacious and elegant
building, and only feated that his
voice would not bu ablo to reach those
farthest away. The subject of his address would bo the "Genoral Presbyterian Alliance." Before entering on
the Bubject he would dwell briefly on
two points, viz. (1) what was the idea
thst our blessed Lord and His apostles
had of tho various sections of the
Christian church, and (2) tha history
of the Presbyterian church sinoe the
Reformation. With regard to the first
point, the lecturer said that, although
it was impossible, on account of occupying different countries, speaking various languages, and by reason of many
obstacles by sea and land, for the
Christian churoh all over the world to
bo united in ono organization, yet it
must bo apparent that our Lord and
His apostles never intended the Christian church to be a bundle of fragments, but that it should in some degree, represent the body and resemble
in some respects a compact temple.
But since the Reformation, it must be
admitted, that this idea of the church
had been greatly overlooked. Even
taking ono section of tho church, the
Presbyterian, there was no attempt
made until about twonty years ago to
bring the different branches together.
Touching upon the second point mentioned above, Dr. Blnikie remarked
that it was important to observe that,
whon the Reformers throughout Europe, set themselves to enquire for the
best system to replace prelacy, the outcome of that inquiry was the Presbytorian system in most of the countries
whore the Protestant religion was
adopted, or at least in a great many of
thein. It was su in France, iu Holland, in Geneva, in tho Rhino provinces, in Bohemia and other places.
Whore this was not the case there
were good reasons for it, as iu tho case
of England, where the Reformation
was carried out by tho influence of
Henry tho Eighth and his successors,
who were more political prntostunts
tlinn anything, and did not want tho
reformed church of England to bo very
much different from the former church.
But those who weru acquainted with
Hie hist iry of the Reformation 111 England would know ihut mnny reformers
in that country wero not satisfied with
the degree of reformation in England.
There was also nn exception in the
ease of those churches which were culled Lutheran, but Luther confessed
that he was not ablo to get tlio kind of
mon in the church that he required.
Saxony wus a rough country and did
not furnish tho material required, but
Luther camu nearer tho Presbytorian
system than appeared at the time. It
was a remarkable faot that tho out-
como of that movement known as tho
Reformation waa dooidedly Presbyterian. Scotland was very decidedly
ProBbyterinn, and for this reason, tile
lecturer thought, that tho system of
prelacy liiiti there attained itB greatest
corruption and exhibited its most
glaring abuses. This is why the Scottish
people determined that they would
not have another nice of bishops to
rule the church, and you know, continued the speaker, how nt last Hint
policy of resistance prevailed. Two
hundred years ngo the Presbyterian
churoh in Sootland received a constitution from tho legislature of the country, which, substantially, it Iiub ro-
mined to the present time. How is it
the lecturer nsked, tlmt iu tlio otlior
countries of Hutitpo thb Presbyterian
churoh hus oomo to so little/ Tlio reason wna to bo found in jiet'seotttjon
and interference of the civil power.
Dr. Blaikie then   detailed  with  con-
Pitcher's GasfcorSa.
aiderable graphiorie'ss tlio terrible und
Jong continued persecutions to which
Protestantism was subjected in the
various countries of Europe by means
of which the Presbyterian church was
aU but annihilated, nnd Scotland,
wliich before the Reformation wub
Bcarcely a country at all, becamo the
laat atand and bulwark of Presby-
teriimism in the world, the church
surviving the most terrible persecutions and becoming the centre from
which Presbyterianism waa propagated
throughout the world. All of which
demonstrated the wonderful ways of
Providenoe, how the first wore made
last und the last first, and the weak
thing! chosen lo confound the strong.
Having given his audience a brief
sketch of the history of Presbyterianism from tho Reformation to the present time, Prof. Blaikie said he would
proceed to givo thein some idea of the
steiia that had beon taken to bring together the vast family comprised in
tho Presbyterian alliance. In 1870
when tho genoral assembly of the
United Statos of America met in Philadelphia, Dr. McCosh and tho lecturor
happened to be thero as delegates
from the Free Church of Scotland.
That was a very happy occasion and
the feeling took root that the principlo of union should be extended. Dr.
McCosh was specially impressed with
this oonviction, and in 1874 conferred
with the speaker at Edinburgh to see
if he would help to take some steps to
form a general alliance. In 1875 a
meeting was convened in Edinburgh
and delegates came from all parts of
tho world for the purposo of conferring about tho matter. They were unanimous that there should bo an alii
ance, and as to its constitution. The
speaker, Dr. Blaikie, was appointed
chairman of tbe executive committeo,
and it was his duty to visit the various
Presbyterian churches in Europo and
invite them to send delegates to a
.grand convention. The lecturer spoke
of the great anxiety and trouble with
which this preliminary work was attended and also detailed many interesting experiences and reminiscences
which he encountered among the
Waldensians and in other parts of
Europe. In 1877 the first general
oounoil of the Presbyterian church met
in Edinburgh. It waB the most in
teresting meeting that ever occurred,
A remarkably interesting fact waa that
at this meeting ministers and elders
from the northern and southern states
of America met together for the first
time sinco the war, and that was the
first step for breaking down the alienation between thoso two sections of the
Presbytorimi church. The second
general council meoting took place in
Philadelphia, in 1880, and never had
snch a meeting been held on this side
of the Atlantic. In 1884 a similar
meeting wns held, and last year, 1888,
another one in London. The next
general oouncil meeting, the fifth, is
to be held in Toronto, in 1892, three
years hence, and Principal Cavin will
be the chairman. The leoturer then
went briefly into the objects of the alliance The first object was that the
different churches in the Presbyterian
family should know one another better, that thero should be some federal
union between thom. Another great
objeot was to bring strong churches to
help the weak. And there were
many weak churches, principally in
Europe, where they had been crushed
by persecutions that wo could little
imagine. Even to this day they were
under great restraints and drawbacks.
The speaker cited an instance where a
Presbyterian minister, visiting Bohemia lately, was forced to read his
sermon or lecture to the police
authorities before being allowed
to deliver it. In Russia and
in othor European countries grievous restrictions were put upon Protestants and Presbyterians. Tho object
was not so much to help these weak
churches financially, as by brotherly
sympathy, council and encouragement,
whieh they greatly needed, and great
good could bo done in this way. Another important object of the- alliance
was the bringing of all the Presbyterian ohurohes as near as possible into
one body, so that a member of any one
should be a member of all. This was
very necessary to tho success of the
work in heal hen lands, where so many
divisions were a stumbling block, and
interesting instances were cited of such
unions having been already carried out
in Japan, in China, and elsewhere. It
was very desirable to bring about this
union. It would bo noticed that the
Presbyterian Church wns not alouo in
this alliance movement, but nearly all
the other ohurohes woro working to
lho sumo great end. In conclusion the
reverend lecturer aBked the audience
to keep the alliance and ita objects in
thoir minds imd hearts, to give it their
prayers, and when they cumo up to
worship to think of tho 20,000 congregations and 20,000,000 worshippers
throughout the world, comprising tliu
great Presbytorian family. This movement townrds reunion, the speaker believed, would not stop with any one
section, but tlie desire would be, as far
ns possiblo to be in fellowship with ull
denominations, nnd thus help to fulfill
our Lord's prayer, "that they all may
bo one."
A collection wus taken up in aid of
the alliance, after which a hearty vote
of thanks was moved by Mr. J. C.
Brown, with n few biief appropriate
remarks, aoconded by Mr. J. B. Kennedy, and cnrriod. Rev. Dr. Blaikie
acknowledged briefly and in grateful
terms, and tho interesting meoting wus
closod with the benediction.
Colonel Walker, ox M P. of London, while fishing at Grand Rivor,
Que., wns struck with purnlysis Wednesday, uud died ill tlio evening.
John Joslyn, a prominent lumber
merchant at Broadview, Man., was
killed there on Wednesday, boing
caught on the track by a C. P. R.
Tlie supremo oourt nf New Brunswick has adjudged John V. Ellis, M.
P., editor of the Globe, guilty "f contempt of court. The court litis not yet
pronounced sentence.
(From Daily Columbian, Aug. 10.)
The Vancouver fire brigade will
send'a racing team to take part in the
Tacoma tournament next month.
To-day was pay day with the Southern Railway Company, and the railroad men are '-flush" in  consequence.
Fish averaged 400 to the boat again
last night. The Bon Accord cannery
this morning withdrew all its boats
from tho mouth of ihe river and will
not replace them until another supply
of cans is made.
Real estate is beginning to move ill
large parcels. Yestorday Messrs.
Richards, Haywood Ss Mackintosh
concluded a $10,000 sale of city property and they lmve several other large
deals in progress of negotiation.
The ss. Port Augusta, of the Cur.a-
diun Pacific Steamship Co., arrived at
Vancouvor last evening from China
and Japan. She brought 1084 tons of
freight, principally tea and silk, 16
cabin and 74 steerage passengers.
Tho cribworl; on McKenzie streot,
for which Mr. J oseph Wise hud the
contract, is completed, und tho side'
walk will bu laid iu a few days. A
fine job has been mado of the cribbing,
and it has been finished in very quick
The tug Active, of tho Royal city
planing mills, is lying at the company's
wharf receiving her finishing touches.
Her trip round from Vancouver was
made in goud time, though no effort
to test her speed was made on this oc<
Mr. James Leamy has arranged for
300 extra men to commence work on
tho Southern Railway on Monday next.
Every white man applying for work
has been given employment, and Mr.
Leamy will find room for all who mny
yet apply.
The surveyors, superintended by C.
H. Allerton, are busy surveying the
route of the railroad from Fairhaven
to the boundary to connect with the
Bennet line which runs from that
point to New Westminster. Grading
on the road will probably begin before September 1st.— Beeeille.
A terrible suicide was committed
yesterday morning at Halifax, the victim being Private. Joseph Hill, of the
west riding regiment. He loaded a
rifle, placed the muzzle far into his
mouth, and pulled the trigger. The
top of his head waB blown off, and
pieces scattered in various directions.
In the supreme court to-day,
argument to quash that part of the bylaw enacted by the city of Vancouver
whioh imposes a tax of 850, annually
on realestatedealers, wsa heardjiro and
con. Hislordshipdecided tho taiwasil-
legal and could not be imposed. Mr.
McColl appeared for the real estate
A company had beeen formed in
thiB oity which haB asked Port Town-
send for a franchise to establish and
maintain a system of water works.
The proposition of this company was
made a few days ago. The company
offers to supply water to families of
not more than four persons for $1.25
per month, and each other person in
the family 35 cents per month. There
is somo opposition to the above rules.
—Victoria "rimes.
Senator Oanfield has been to Vancouver and Seattle this week. While
at Vanoouver ho was in consultation
with Harry Abbott, general superintendent of the Canadian Pacific, and
in correspondence with President Van
Horne. He still expects to build the
B. B. Ss N. road, nnd has received
flat'ei ing overtures from tho Canadian
management. The road will bo the
old line to Kingsboro, thenco across
California creek to Blaine, thenoe to
Vancouver. Frank Richards has resigned as director and H. B. Williams
takes his place. Secretary Forest is
superceded by Robt. Oanfield.—lie-
A Times- Kluniler.
No one will bo surprised at tho
above heading, but we shall take the
trouble this time to set our cotemporary right, although the matter is not
ono of great public interest. Says tho
Times of Wednesday: "The Colum-
BIAK reads us n lecture as ta how John
and Theo. should be addressed, and
advices us to assume a virtue if we
have it not." The Columman never
did anything of the sort. What in
the World wns the Times thinking
about to attribute a "lecture" wliich
appeared in the Vancouver ovening
paper to the Tun Columiiian'!
Provincial Kxlllliltlun'Prize List.
The prize list for tho B. C. Agricultural Association oxhibition for 188!) is
out at last. An examination of the
list shows on the whole not so many
prizes offered us Inst year, but a better
arrangement in somo respects. The
list of special prizes is about twico ns
long ns last year, although tlieir total
value is about tbe same. The manner
of uuportioiiment of theso, howovor,
is better. In connection with the
speciul prize list, wo notice that two
prizes offered by Tub Columiiian have
been omitted. These were: Tun Daily
Columbian for one yonr, and §10, lat
prizo; and the same paper nnd $5, 2nd
prize; to be given for the best collection nf grain grown in the province.
At the office of tho secretary of the
association, T. R. Pearson, of tlm
city, wo havo been informod that the
items in question appeared nil right in
the proof sheets that wore sont up from
Victoria for correction. The matter
is not onouf sufficient importance, perhaps, to "kick up a row" nbout, but tho
Culoimi establishment, which printed
the prifco list, may bo nblo to explain
how these prisses Came to be omitted
from tlio book after tho proof sheets
hnd passed lhe reader. All concerned
will pleaso lake notice that the two
,irizes in question me, notwithstanding
thu omission, to bo considered as on
the speciul prize list.
Tlie Kamloons Tournament.
Posters are out announcing the
grand annual base ball tournament at
Kamloops, which will be held Sept.
10th. Prizes to tho amount of §1,200
will be offered, besides valuable trophies, for the base ball matches, whioh
will be open to all comers. Trophies
will also be offered for cricket and lacrosse matches to be played on the
samo date. Many other items are
mentioned on the programme, all of
whieh indicate that the people of the
inland capital are wido awake, enterprising, and, abovo all, liberal to a
fault. The gathering on Sept. 10th is
expected to be the largest ever held nt
Knmloops, and certainly the inducements otl'ered oro worthy of general
— —♦  m   .	
Supplying -IVlilsky.
At the district court this morning a
Chinaman named All Sing, n moot vil-
liiiiioiis looking character, whose short
cropped hair shuwed that he had been
at one time m the sorvico of the government, and probably in tho chain
gang, was charged with supplying liquor to Indians employed at Ewen's
cannery. It transpired in the evidence that Ah Sing makes whisky
selling to Indians his only buainess.
and that he bus successfully evaded
the law for a few months ut least.
Within the last week ho hus sold
many bottles, and numerous fights end
black eyes among the Siwashes havo
been the result, two of the Indians
presont in the court being elaborately
frescoed during the discussion of tho
purchase that resulted in Ah Sing's arrest. The prisoner stoutly protested
his innocence, but the court could not
be persuaded to believe him and Ah
Sing was sentenced to six months in
the provincial gaol with hard  labor.
Tlie llyachs Kaeers.
The Hyacks racing team was out
for practice on Front Street last uight
in full force and gave their performance in the presence of a large number of apectators. The speed race
was the first tried, nnd it wns. made in
splendid time. Noxt came the --dry-
test race," but a hitch occurred in this
trial, which was made in the longest
time on record. The team dashed off
at full speed and was lowering tho record at every step till the.hydrant was
reached, where, to the disgust of all,
it was found the Salvation Army had
formed a rallying iquare and were
fighting "Old Nick" bo earnestly and
enthusiastically that the Hyack couplers feared to approach. It was some
minutes before the skirmish elided,
and when the coupling hsd been made
it was found the race hod been the
longest on record. With a clear coast
the test was repeated and resulted to
theperfoct satisfaction of all concerned.
Another practice will bo held to-hight.
Another libel) gull.
At the instance of Andrew Leamy,
solicitor for the Southern Railway Co,,
a writ, for alleged libel, against the
Vancouvor News Advertiser, was issued by the supreme court this afternoon. The damages claimed aro §20,-
000. This \vrit is the outcome of an
item thiit appeared in the News-Advertiser of the 7th inst, which stated that
the course adopted by the Southern
Railway Company was not straightforward, and that their intention wns
"to get the city's monoy uud at the
same time be able to drop the scheme
into the hands nf some other party
when convenient for them to do so,
but keep a tight hold of the money,
which, in reality, was all they wanted." After this item appeared Mr.
Cotton, editor of the Nciiss-Adreriiscr,
wns nsked for an explanation, winch
he promised 11 give aftor hearing from
his Westminster correspondent. This
was on tho 8th inst., and nothing having been heard from Mr. Cotton since,
tlie suit was entered to-day.
The Cimilitjt lYleltinllun.
The various committees in connection with the exhibition celebration
will meet again at the city hall to morrow niglit to report to the oxecutive.
At this meeting the final details of tlie
programme will be completed, and if
the collection committee havo met
with thn success expected, the liberal
appropriations proposed fn tho first
draft of the programmo, will bo carried out. At n meeting of the Calo-
doudiati and St. Andrew's society,
held in L. F. Benson's oflico last
niglit, it was decided lo abandon the
usual Scottish gathering for this year,
and turn nil the society's energies in
the direction of the exhibition celebration in order to assure its success, providing, however, that Scottish sports
and games bo included in tho programme, the same to be conducted under the auspices of tint society. This
proposal will be lnid before the genernl
meeting to-morrow night and should
be aocepted, ns it would be a pity to
allow the two events to conflict. Evory
committeeman is expected to be on
hand to-morrow night.
Troublesome Hlwuslics.
Tho provincial and city polico had a
busy time to-day with tho Indians who
have just been paid off by tho connery-
men. Since the salmon run commenced many of the Siwashes have
earned a largo amount of money, and being now released from work with thoir
pockets full of cash they nro enjoying
lhe results of their labors in a manner
suitable to their peculiar and particular
tastes. ThoChincsoand hulfbrced sharpers nro now hurd at wurk supplying tho
Indians,wliowanttobuy, with whiskey,
and coaxing thoso who would rather
let the stuff alone. Tliis morning a
half broed sold several bottles of gin to
some Indians who had just been paid
off at Laidlaw's cninicry, and in half an
hour the men were fighting drunk and
raising a fearful row. Tho Indian
policemen got word of the sale and
promptly arrested the man and turned
him over to Mr. Moresby. After
making the arrest the native guardians of the law seized what whiskey
remained from the Indians who made
tho purchase. Several drunken rows
wore reported in the swamp this afternoon. Tho want of a larger force of
city police will be greatly felt during
the next few weeks.
Police Court.
(Boloro T. C. Atkinson, P.M., and Copt.
Patrick Daly, charged with being
drunk and incapable, pleaded guilty,
nnd was fined §2.50 und" costs.
John Cavanagh, ehavgod with criminally assaulting a little girl, admitted
that he might have been guilty, but
wns not certain ns he wns under the influence uf liquor ut tho time,
Cnpt. Poele guvc his evidence, stating tliu facts of the nssnull as witnessed
by him, and the subsequent arrest of
the accused.
Constable Smith testified that aftor
Cuvunagh was arrested ho used vory
foul and abusive lauguago to all who
went near hlm.
The magistrate iu reviewing the matter said tho case wns one that deserved
the lash, which would be a most salutary punishment. As it was he would
impose the highest penally tho law
provided under the circumstances—6
months with bard labor—but a heavier
punishment would be inflicted did the
law allow.
Michael Fngan appeared before the
court again to-dny, having been found
dead drunk on the sidewalk at 1 o'elook
yeaterday afternoon, only " hours after
being released from the loe!; up. Fagan was before th" couit.yesterday
morning on the same charge, but
pleaded s.; hard that tho magistrate
did not enforce thu liiiprsontnamVbut
gave him two weeks ;u which to pay
his tine. Instead of going io work, as
he should have done ou being released,
he got druiik again and was arrested
three hours later. Fagan pleaded
hard with tho court to give liim ono
moie chance, and the magistrate finally
consented to let him go on the condition that be would leave the eity
within two hours.
A Good -iuggt-Htlon.
Editok Colomiuan.—T would like to
suggest to the managers of tho fair that
thoy offer a prizo to the person who has
raised the most valuable crop on au acre
of land this year. I believe there has
been $S00 worth of vegetables raised on
an acre in B.C. Ou the Americn Bide I
have known of $1,500 worth of onions
to he raised to the acre. I boliove that
we can raise as valuable a crop here aB in
California.      Yours Respectfully,
Surrey, Aug. 13.
The annual meeting of the Canadian
medical association closed at Banff
Tuesday evening. There was a large
attendance, and the meeting was very
satisfactory. The following officere
were elected for the ensuing yoar: Dr,
James Ross, Toronto, president; Dr,
James Bell, Montreal, secretary; Dr,
W. H. B. Aikens, Toronto, treasurer,
vice-presidents—Dr. Eberts, British
Columbia; Dr. Brett, Northwest territories; Dr. Silencer, Ivluiiitoba; Dr.
R. W. B. Smith, Ontario; Dr. L. A.
Chappel, Quebec; Dr. Holden, New
Brunswick; Dr. Johnston, Nova
Scotia; Dr. McLeod, Prinoe Edward
Island. Toronto was chosen os the
next place of meeting.
Are t..e Cnmulinn Pea-pie lle-cunting
n Nation of Lunatic*--.!— Tlie fright,
ful Increase of this most- peculiar
Insanity ami Iiow It is cured-
There are many well known men confined in pur Aayi.umswhobuta short time
agqt*\vere pi om I nent among our bus! ness
and social ctrole-9.
Why are thoy there?
Pa res Is!
Did it conic on at onco?
Not at-all, I! was a gradual but positive
growth. They overtaxed nature. Tho drain
on tlielr vitality, their nerve powers,
their brain tissue, was too groat, and they
gradually hut surely sank under It. The
things tbey did to bringthiBend end about
are precisely the same things bi lug
done hy thousands of men and women
to-day. lt Is not necessary to name (horn.
They all end disastrously unless checked
or regulated.
Prof. Phelps, of Dartmouth College,
knew this fully when lie began his experiments whieh resulted lame discovery
or the wonderful Paine's Celery Compound. He reiiU/.ed that Paresis (consumption of the brain) wns our great
National weakness. 13c knew that tho
brum and n rvous -. ' . ■ ■ he fortified tomool thegreatRtralnswhich medern
lifo bring upon it, lit uw tin men .vero
becoming debilitated and women weakened by the prossun ..!■.' ndsbflJfe-*
and he soughtanddlacovorodthnromady.
Palne's Celery Corn pound, If rightly
taken, will renew tho brain and build up
nerve tissues as fast as Ihey becomo exhausted. It is not a narcotic. It contains
no drugs, no nostrums. It Is perfectly
pure. It Is absolutely harmless. Tho
high character of its discoverer guarantees this, and tho in dorse ment of lho
medical and chemical professions
provo it.
Business College.
ROOMS 22, 23, 24, 25 AHD 26, BO-31011 BLOCK,
Post Offloe Building.
Hest. facilities inthe Northwest for Imparling a thorough ptactlcal education.
Actual Business, Shorthand, Plain and
Ornamental lYnmanshlp and practical
English Departments,
uarSpootmonsof Penmanship and Illustrated ctitaJbguo nent (roe.
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NO. 34.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday -Horning, Aug. HI, 18SII.
fish to a
(From Daily Columbian, Aug. T,
The salmon run lust  night was
to tho usual  standard-
Tlio estimated salmon pack ou tho
Frasor River up to dale is 1100,000
cases, a very large increase over any
previous year.
When the Agnes street improvements aro oomploted that stroet will
.be one of the linest iu the   oity.
contractor is doing
celleut style.
A regular Loudu
isli-green hue,  nvei
day.    At times the i
ed by ic that ir w ts
light the «
At tho police ,;i:
Suul, a half breed, i
incapable was lined .
14 dnys in gaol. At
Peter John, a I If I)
being drunk anddisi
88 or 14 days in defi
Tho stono foundat
block, oorner oi Coll
Lytton square, has b
the contractors, Hun
is a substantial loolii
about $3,000
of a yell"
:• sky was ;■
., found no
my stores,
uu'rl   toil;
nk and
ists  01'
id with
i  lined
of the Powe
i;i atreet  an
oinpleted by
jh & Co. It
b mill costers for the
briok and carpenter work will  bo
on Monday.
A proud man is Oapt. Debney, of
the steamship City of Puebla. The
steamship reached Snn Francisco on
Wednesday from Victoria m 48 hours
and 35 minutes, boating all previous
records. In addition to a chanticleer
on her main deck, the Puebla now
carries a broom.
A gentleman from Nicola states that
tho grasshoppers are dying oil', and that
the devastation caused hy them is
much exaggerated. The ranchers are
much discouraged, however, and are
constantly selling their farms to the
Douglas Luke Cattlo Co. It is only a
matter of time, our informant BitttBB,
until Nicola Valley is entirely in the
possession of this wealthy cuttle company. Tho latter, however, pay the
farmers satisfactory prices for their
The Telephone Company is about to
construct a separate wiro botween
Vancouver and New Westminster, liy
way of George Black's and tho old
New Westminster road. It is found
to be almost an impossible net to transact messages over wires attached to
poles on which the telegraph lino is
stretched, as tho induction from the
last line interferes groatly with the
former one. Tho change will be welcomed, we aro snre, by oil subscribers who have business to transact between the twin cities, as it will tend to
greatly facilitate business and make
hearing much better at both ends.—
Says the Whatcom Bulletin of a late
date: The threo Oregon youths who
tampered with the railroad switch at
Lebanon junction, Sunday night, hnve
the gallows in front of thom as a result of their fun. A train ran into the
open switch, thousands of dollars of
valuable property were destroyed, a
life lost and maimed and bruised men
lio in the hospital, all the result of
tampering with the switch by one of
the boys and the criminal acquiescence of the other two. One of the
youug men will probably hang and the
otlier two grace the penitentiary.
There is a lesson in this for othor
young men.
i'lie Niiinliiullous Pass off very lluledy.
Mr. ion iisiml is Elcctnl l>y
There was not the slightest excitement to-day over tho nominations, und
it was probably tho quietest affair of
tho kind in the history of the city. At
12 noon, when the time for receiving
nomiiiiitiUns for mayor expired, none
hut eity officials and a representative
of TflE OdoOMllMN were in tho city
hall. The returning officer declined
the nominations closed, and then proceeded with the declaration that there
being no other nominations," except
tlon uf Mr. W. R. Townsend, that
gentleman was duly elected mayor of
New Westminster. The announcement was roceiied with applause by
those present. The apparent lack of
interest over the nominations fur
mayor was owing td the faot that it
win generally understood Mr. Towns-
end would be unopposed.
At 1 o'olock the returning officer declared thu nominations for aldermen
closed, and announced the following
candidates for seals at the itldormanic
Jus. W. Harvoy, proposed by 1*.
Douglas, mid seconded by .1. (!.
W. H. Keary,
Donough, and
13. W. Slides, proposed by James
Cunningham and seconded by H.
No speeches were made and the returning officer adjourned the. meeting
till 0 o'clock Wednesday morning,
when tho polls will be opened for vet-
proposed by C.
seconded   hy   'i
Tiic II. ll. Packing Co's Pack.
The British Columbia Packing Co.,
finished its pack to-day, having canned
no less than 15,000 cases The majority of the Indians and Chinamen
have been temporarily paid off, but
their services will be required again as
soon as a fresh supply of cans are
made, which will bo only a few days
as a large number of men are employed
in manufacturing the second supply.
The management of the cannery is
well satisfied with the season's work,
which has beon more successful than
Saved by the llalu.
The rain that everyone hsd been
wishing for since the middle of J uly
has come at last, and just in time to do
an immense amount of good. Bush
fires, which have beon burning freely
for six weeks are now checked, and
will not attain serious dimensions
again this season. The immense piles
of curd wood on thu Vanoouver and
Hastings roads, whioh wore threatened
with.destruction a few days ago, are
now out of danger for lho time boing.
and citizens are not likely to iiu oharged
a doublo price for wood this winter,
whicli would have been lhe case had
tho supply eut been destroyed. All
root crops have been henifitod by the
raiu, but farmers are anxious for iine
weather soon, bo that their grain crops
may be harvested without damage,
«v. Dickinson llccllues.
A numerously signed requisition, on
which were the naine3 of many of our
most prominent businesa men, was
presented to ex-mayor Dickinson this
morning, asking him to allow hiB name
to be put in nomination for the mayoralty. Mr. Dickinson thanked his
friends for this latest ovidence of their
continued confidonco in him, but declined to stind, giving lor his reasons
the Into hour at which the requisition
was received, tho shortness of tho term
to bo served, and lastly he considered
tliat tho head of civic affairs should remain with a member of the present
council for the remainder of the term.
Mr. Dickinson's friends, though anxious to have him run, woro satisfied
with tho reasons given and did not
press the requisition further, acknowledging tho justness of his objections,
lining it Blind.
The Times is so anxious to get into
our wool that it attributes a certain
"lecture" that appeared in tho World
lately—and which we will not say that
our rather slangy Viotpriu cotem, did
not deserve—to this paper. Not content with stupidily railing at in about
the matter once, so "riled" ia our co-
temporary about Iho well-meant exhortation of the World (falsely attributed
to us) to mend its manners, that it devotes a whole column in its issue of
Thursday to round abuse of The Colombian. As all the complimentary epithets and long drawn raillery are really aimed at the World, we decliuo to
step into the breach, and turn our belligerent island cotemporary over to
the tender mercies of its Vancouver
friend, with the injunction that tho
hitter should "bray it in a morter with
a pestle," if need be. But why don't
the Times quit bellowing and pawing
up the dirt long enough to get the
hair out of its eyes and soe what it's
bucking ut.
Tke Annual Shopping visit.
The streets and shops yesterday and
to-day were crowded with Indians,
men, women and children, who, having been paid off by the canneries,
were making their annual shopping
tour. Tho amount of money spent by
them in the last 48 hours must have
been very great if the numerous packages and boxes carried away by them
is to bc taken as a sign. The merchants who make a specialty of Indian
trade, all report a rushing business,
and every store in tho city has reaped
moro or less of the salmon horvest.
The quantity and quality of goods, especially the latter, purchased by the
Indians, is something surprising. In
some instances the very richest quality
of dress goods was bought by an old
kloochman wIiosb dumpy form, would
look just as attractive ill the cheapest
calico or wincey. But as they are
spending their own money no one interferes with thoir ideas on dress, aud
even the head of the family, whose
labors earned the money, pays over
the cash without a grumble. Indians
ure good customers, they pay a fair
price without bantering, and cash down
and the merchant is particularly glad
tn welcome them at this season.
A Pugnacious Siwash.
At the Annieville cannery yesterday
afternoon an Indian, known as Chilliwack Charley, made two assaults on
the manager, Mr. Birrell. Charley, it
appears, bought a cask from the call
nery some weeks ayo and yesterday
brought it back, saying it leaked and
demanded the prico he hud paid for
it. As the man was under the Influence of liquor at the time, Mr. Birrell, who wub busy, paid uo attention
to him. Charley waited for a few minutes and then suddenly mado an assault on Mf. Birrell, who "sailed into"
his unlit in proper stylo and ended by
ejecting him from the cannery. Not
satisfied with tho thrashing he had
already received, Charley went and
washed himsolf and then returned and
challenged Mr. Birrell to fight to a
finish. Never dreaming the Indian
would repeat the assault Mr. Birrell,
us before, continued his work and was
greatly surprised when the Siwash
stepped up closo and struck him a
severe blow undor the oyc. Charley
was again ejected from the cannery
and a boat was sent to brine a constable from this oity, but by the time
the officer arrivod the Indian had made
his escape for parts unknown, A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
(From Daily Columbian, Aug. 19.)
There were more cannerymen iu
town to-day than for a month past, and
everyone of them looked as happy and
contented us if they had put up double
An Ottawa despatch says : Mr. M.
W. T. Drake, Q. 0., hns been appoint:
ed judge of the supreme court of
British Oolumbia, vice Mr. Justice
Cray, deceased.
Mr, W. B. Townsend was swum in
mayor of tbo eity of New Westminster this morning liy Mr. Justico McCreight, and lie will occupy the civic
chair.at tho council meoting   to-uigliL.
The aldermanio elections ou Wednesday are not exciting very general interest, and theie was little canvassing
done by tliu candidates to-dny. Tho
popularity of the three candidates,
howovoi', makes it certain the voting
will be close.
Tlie oummittee appointed to arrange
forthe public dinner t" he given to
Bou. Edgar Dewdney, minister of the
interior, has reeei' ed e. despatch from
thst goiitluiii'an accepting the invitation. The date on which the dinner
irili bo held cunnot be fixed for a few
The attendance at both the Saturday
evening and Sunday afternoon services
ul the Y. AI. C. A. was I'm- above thu
average, und the interest manifested
was nlso very marked. Mr. A C.
Brydune-jaok addressed tho evoning
service, and Rev. Thus. Baldwin'ipoke
to the young men io the aftornoon.
At the close a collection wns taken up
for the association in Spokane Fulls,
Washington, whose income is cut off,
iu consequence of the Into lire in thnt
Hon. E. Dewdney passed through
Winnipeg to Regina on Friday. A
deputation representing lhe old settlers waited upon the minister and
presented him with a largely signed
petition asserting their claims. At
Regina Saturday the formal turning of
the first snd of tho Regina & Long
Lake Railway took place, the ceremony being performed hy Mrs. Dewdney. The party viait Saltcoats on
Tuesday, and start for the const on
As a result of a quarrel, Edward
McLaughlan, a rivor driver, Bhot ond
killed Robert Ferguson at Madawaska
Tho contract for the erection of the
mammoth Nerthorn.Pao.ilic Hotel, Winnipeg, has boon awarded to Major
Bowells.   It will cost 8300,000.
Richard MoAndrew (colored), of
Bai'ba.does, u seaman on tlio warship
Toniinnlive, died in tho Marine hospital, Halifax, yosterday, ill terriblo agony
from overeating.   He was a glutton.
Police Happenings.
At tho police court thia morning an
Indian who hnd wandered far from his
home ill Alaska, and who had got helplessly drunk on WestminBter lire
work's, pleaded guilty unci wns fined
05. Two young men who both glory
iu the name of Smith, and who hnve
hitherto lived peaceably together in
a cabin in the swamp, quarreled over
the ownership of an old stove and
finally resorted to their fists to settle
the difficulty. No. 1 got the worst of
the combat and evened up on No. 2
by getting the latter arrested, oharged
with assault. The polico magistrate
imposed a line of §2.50 and costs on
No. 2 and all parties retired satisfied.
Killed on lhc Track.
This afternoon an unknown man
was killed on the track about half way
betweon Vancouver and Hastings by
the out-going Atlantic Express. The
engineer in charge of the train was the
veteran Peter Ryder, who is one . of
the most careful and skillful engineers
on the road. The train which was a
heavy one, was proceeding ut the usual
speed when the accident occurred. As
the locomotive turned a short curve
about a mile west of Hustings, the
engineer saw the body of a mau lying
on the tiack only a few yards aheud,
tho bead resting on ono of the rails and
tho body reclining lengthways with
tho ties. As quick as a Hash Ryder
put on the air-brakes, and the train
came to a Btop so suddenly that every
passenger aboard was alarmed. But
the distance was so short that the
train could nut be stopped in time, and
the truck wheels and one of the
drivers had passed over the unfortunate man before thelocomotivehad come
to a standstill. On examination it
was found that the man's head had
been cut off diagonally, and that both
legs had been severed half way between the thielis and knees. The
body wob sent back to Vancouver and
turned over to the authorities. From
the section forman it was learned that
the deceased had passed up the track
a short time before, to all appearances
very much intoxicated, but why the
foreman did not have a drunken man
removed from the track isnotexplained.
It is probablo tho unfortunate atumb-
lod and fell, and was so overcome by
drink that ho could not rise. The
name of the deceased was not known
to anyono uf the train hands, but it is
probablo the coroner's inquest will
bring about identification.
The Exhibition Celebration.
A goneral meeting of the exhibition
celohration committees was hold in tho
city hall on Saturday evening, Mayor
Eleot TownBend in the chnir, The
committees appointed at the first
meeting were voted permanent. Mr.
S. T. Mackintosh was elected permanent seoretary and Mr, J. S, C. Fraser,
treasurer. The sports committee reported recommending that a full list of
sports be held and asked for an appropriation of 8750, The St. Andrew's
and Caledonian society presented a
communication asking that the Scottish games bo held under the auspices
of tho society, the prizes to be paid by
the general committoe. The procession oommittee osked for a grant of
8400. Tho ball committee askod for
an appropriation of 8300. Tho decoration coinmlttoo reported that they
had decidod to erect two arches, ono
representing tho salmon industry and
the other the lumber industry. ' Assistance in this proposition had beon
offered by cannerymen and lumbornion.
Tho committee propose asking citizens
to decorate tlieir residences, and merchants to decorate choir stores and
offices. The committee nsked an appropriation of 8300. Tho fireworks
committee suggested that thoro be no
display of fireworks, hut only a torch-
lieJit procossion ou the rivor, for
which an appropriation of 8300 would
be required. Mr. H. G. Ross roported that there would bo no trouble in
having three Indian bauds to take
part in the celebration and a largo
number of Indians. The reports were
all laid over till the next meeting,
whon it is expected the collection committeo will report. Tlio following
committee wero appointed. Horse
racing: Geo. H. Raymond, J. M.
Wiso and Horbort Gilley. Rifle
matches : A. F. Cutton, J. S. O.
Frasor, F. R. Glover and Jas. Wilson.
On motion 11. li. Shadwell, 11. Winto-
niutj and (). E. Darling woro added to
the decoration committee, and D.
Cliiiiholin M. P. nnd W. N. Bole M.P.
IV, were added to the executive and
reception committee. Tho meeting
then adjourned till Wednesday niglit
at 8 o'clock.
Millies Hir trial Tripoli Snllivilny Willi
-IKoal uulfKfactory Hicsnlla,
Although the weather on Saturday
afternoon was anything but thu ideal
fora steamboat pleasure trip, vory few
of the guests invited to enjoy the trial
trip of the lino tug Active, of tho
Royal City Planing Mills Co,, neglected to take advantago of the outing.
Being tho largest vessel of ita class
evor built on tho Fruser river, and
having been constructed throughout
with the strictest regard to ovory
point essential to make the vessel as
fine and completo as scientific! shipbuilding ould make it, the goneral
interest with regard to the results
achieved in the trial trip of the Active
was very groat. A few minutes bofore 4 o'clock the lines were cast off,
mid, with Cnpt. Wm. Johnson nt the
wheel, tho Active wus bended up-river
and the trial commenced. The party
on hoard consisted of John Hendry,
president of the Royal Cily Planing
Mills Co., B. Douglas, W. A. Duncan,
P. Grant, Capt. E. S. Scoullar, A. Mc-
Nair, T. J. Trap'pi 0. F. Beeeher,
Thos. Cunningham, J. Rankin, F. R.
Glover, Thos. Mownt, Thoa. Ovens,
Capt. Insley, F. G. Strickland, J. D
Batcholor and others. All that was
possible wa. done for the comfort of
tho guests, and refreshments ao* libitum
were provided for nil who desired to
reinforce the inner man. The Active
proceeded past the city front at about
hnlf speod, whicli was slightly increased after rounding Herring's liuint.
The machinery all workod perfectly
and not the Blmhtest hitch or accident
occurred throughout the trip. At the
mouth of Parson's channel the course
of the Active was changed and sho
commenced the homeward run with
120 pounds pressure and the screw
making 98 revolutions per minute.
Under this increased pressure and
with the current favoring, the Active
fairly flew throngh tho water, finally
reaching the Royal City Mills wharf
at 5:20 p. in. having completed the
last 9 miles of the trip m exactly 35
minutes, or at a speed of almost 15
miles an hour. The party aboard
were moro than delighted with the
performance of the vessel, and those
competent to judge say she will be n
veritable "flyer" when hor machinery
has been snioothened down by a few
weeks' work. Not the least pleased of
the purty was Mr. Hendry
dry and the directors of the compnny,
who ore more than satisfied with the
results attained.
Tho Active was built in   the   Royal
City Mills ship yard by   Mr.   Patrick
Desmond, the woll known shipbuilder
of Miratnichi, N. B., whose able  services wero procured by  the  company
for this special work.   Her dimensions
are: length overall, 120  feet; length
of keel, 110 feet; breadth uf beam, 21
feet;  depth of hold, 11  ft.   8  in.;
draught, 10(j feet. The boiler was purohased through F. G.  Strickland  Ss
Co. from the Abell Company, Toron
to, and is said by them to be the finest
ever made in their establishment.     It
is made of § inch steel plate, is 13 feet
long by 9 feet in diameter and weighs
17 tons.   It has been  tested   up   to
270 lbs. pressure to the  square  inch,
and can work with safety with 170 lbs
pressure.   It is furnished with   three
of Foxo's patent corrugated  furnaces,
The engines nre triple expansion  and
were manufactured at the  company's
machino shops, at Westminster, under
lhe superintendence of  Mr.   Robert
McGuire,   who  designed  tho  plana,
and superintended tho manufacture of
ovory item, and finally fitted tho wholo
machinery into tho hull.   This   work
is complete in every detail and reflects
the highest credit on  Mr.   McGuiro's
mechanical ability.   The cylinders are
12x24,181x24 and 33x24  inches  respectively." Tho crank shaft and   propeller shuft aro each of solid   sleel   7
inches in diameter.   The propeller  is
9 feet in diameter and   wns   manufactured in Buffalo, N. Y.   Tbo   engines
aro fitted up with   surfaco   condennors
nnd circulating and air pumps from the
Knowlos Mfg. Co., of  Lowell,   Moss.
Tho cylinders and bod plate were cast
at tho Vancouver foundry.   The   vessel is well arranged for comfort.   She
has a cabin aft with 7 berths  for  the
officers; a   private saloon  with  two
stato rooms in the waist for the company's inanagor and amplo quarters in
the forecastlo for the crow.   She is
supplied with overy appliance required
by law in caso of firo or  ship  wreck.
Tho cost to the oompany of the  vessel
comploto is  ovor 830,000.   On   tho
whole, tho Activo ia a splendid Teasel,
a credit to the Royal City Mills  Company and to  Wostminstor,   and   that
sho will givo nil tho good  results  ex-
pectod of her, wns proved by her  excellent behavior on Saturday.
Summaries of Some ul' lite Cily Sermons
Spoken Sunday.
The services at Holy Trinity church
yesterday morning wore conducted by
His Lordship Bishop Sillitoe, assisted
by Rov. Mr. Irwin. Before commencing thu sermon his lordship addressed
the congregation on tho re-establishment of tbe Sunday school, which has
been suspended for somo weeka. Ho
asked the teachers, from among tho
older members of the congregation
to offer their, services, and pointed
out tho groat importance of the Sunday scliool and the work it ahould bo
mode to accomplish. The teachers, he
said, ahould be persons of experience,
and not boys and girls littlo older than
the scholars themselves. Ilo accused
parents of wilful neglect in not taking
a deeper interest in tho Sunday scliool
:ts a moans of Ohristain education, and
concluded hy urging them to pay more
regard to tho children's spiritual welfare. Tho matter of women workers,
in connection wilh visiting new coiners,
sick persons and those who uro not
regular church attendants, was also
dwelt eu by tho bishop, and ho nsked
for volunteers to enter into this work.
He proposed to divide the eity into
districts and allot certain work to each
oommittee. Men workers were also
spoken of, and volunteers nsked for
certain work proposed to bo left to
thom. Temperance work, in connection with tlio church of England Temperance Society, is nuother work the
bishop proposes to inaugurate. At the
conclusion of this nddross Bishop Sillitoe preached an interesting Bermon,
taking for his text Matthew 7th chap,
and 21st verse.
Rov. Dr. Cochrane, of Brantford,
occupied Knox ohuroh pulpit, in Winnipog, on Sunday.
At the Olivet Baptist church yesterduy morning the pastor,   Rev. Thos.
Baldwin, discoursed on 1st epistlo   of
.lolin,   5ih   chap.,   pnrt  4th    verse:
"This is the victory  that ovorcometh
lho world, even our faith."    He said :
The pnssago is dillicult to understand,
a number of quustions nriso  from   it.
What is the victory ?     What   is   conquered?   What is faith?   Fur the way
llio word faith, as  applicable   in   the
spiritual sense, has been   understood,
or rather  iu  many  coses  misundor-
stoed, hns made it the cause of differences and divisions.    The word world
means a great mnny  things,  bot  wo
should first see what it means and how
it is to be  interpreted in  connection
with  the  passage.   It is  sometimes
spuken of us convoying tho idea of the
whole of God's creation, but it cannot
bo thus interpreted in this connection,
neither can it bo understood to  mean
this body of matter we  call  the  universe, or even the whole of mankind,
good and bud, or the wicked portion of
the world as in contradistinction to the
good.    Faith   overcomes  something,
and until the sinner is born of Gud he
cannot fully interpret the word world
in tho sense here applied.     Until tho
sinner has the now birth he ennnot see
that body of darkness  and  alienation
that exists through sin, whether it  is
the mun himself ur in the great accessories lo sin, nor understand that now
to bo recovered from his sins and tlieir
connection and  consequences  divine
aid is necessary, and divine aid alone
can recover and rescue liim   from   the
world of sin which bus perverted him
alike with other men.     Another question arises :    Why does John here call
faith the victory I    Why does ho speak
of it ub the end and  not   the   menus '!
Because God iu the   new   birth   puts
mini in hui'inony with Himself. "Born
of God," noil therefore being   in   harmony with God, mini experiences just
the   opposite   desires,   pleasures   and
pleasurable associations to what hu did
bofore;  the unbelief,   sin, corruption
and dentil give place to   faith   iu  the
power and lovo of God, belief   in   the
relationship into which man is brought
by the atonement, becoming sons  of
God, and pence and life as a result of
trusting Him as a Father,  hence  thn
viotory.   Everything comes  from  an
end, a germ as it were, and that which
is born of the flesh is flesh, but he that
is bom of the Spirit and  conditioned
in the Spirit, he is spoken of as a new
creature and is,   in  a  most tangible
condition, one with the Father, a son
and heir by the Christ nature which he
imbibes; therefore, the faith spoken of
in thia passage is not a  means  to  an
ond, but the  end  itaelf.   There  are
two points coming out  here:   Faith
being begotten, becomes a  means  to
an end, and   the  knowledge  of  the
Most High being ingrafted  into  the
very nature of the regenerate  man
clusters around it  influences,   desires
and aspirations uniilagous to  the  Divine attributes, and thoso  in  lino  of
sorvico becomo a means   to   an   end.
First,      ho     is     a     babe,     now
bom, by and  bye  ho  matures  into
that   powor   by    wliich    the    soul
is cultured up into thu likeness of the
Most High, aud intereat   in   Hia   sorvico.    Tuko an cxumplo, take a   clns3,
try and loach them history,   but  you
find somo ono saying thoy do not   beliove thut Napoleon  or  Cromwell  or
Wellington over livoil, what nro  you
going to do?   You can  never  mako a
historian of that oue, boeauso there   is
a look of sympathy necessary  to  the
study.   Take n class in geography, and
as you proposo to draw outlines of the
various spheres that go  to  make  up
the  universe,   someone  objects,  becauso they havo never seen the  countries you would try to make them  believe exist; you can't touch  that one
geography, simply  because they  are
out of relation to tho study, and therefore will nevor loam.   Can  you  tako
mon out of the world of darkoned  associations and make them in  likeness
ready for the Kingdom without a condition?   No, you cannot.   Man   must
bo b'ji'ii again, thon by faith rend God,
Hisi character, view Him standing  on
tho universe, framing laws in love for
the benefit of His crouton, and, understanding Hia morey nnd lovo, you will
bo'built up and established  in  faith,
which thus  becomes  tho  power  by
which wo assimulato to His character,
"If you love Me, keep My commandments." May God give us that operating, disciplining, unifying faith that
Bhali sanctify us body, soul and spirit.
Tho new choir ontered upon its
work for the first time at this Bervico,
and mado a very creditable lend of tho
Bervice of praise.
Toronto medical men will enjoy a
sensation next month. Four members
of the profession will be arraigned beforo the medical counoil charged with
unprofessional conduct, and a big fight
will bo mode' to hove their names
struck off the roll of physicians and
surgeons for Ontario.
A BY-LAV/   '
To liaise, -Levy and Collect Itond Tax
Within tho lAmits nf the Corporation
of fhe District of Surrey.
-&-■> tuul Council of lhc Corporation of tho-'
Distriot of Surrey ua follows:
l That ovory malo porson betwoen tho
ago of twenty-one nml sixty, resident
within tho limits of the Corporation of
tiic Dlstrlot of Surrey, shall pny lo tho
3ll   *
■rporatltm a rontl
id per annum,
ihall in- duo antl
nuary lsl In each
•I said road tax shnll
governed by Sections
nd 162of ihe-'Muniel-
147, us. vi:>, 15
pal Act, i8-,0.'
4. TblsBy-lawmaybecitodnsthe'-Roud
Tax By-law, 1889,"
1'asscd tli-- Municipal Couucil and tho
soalof the Corporation appended hereto
this loath day of August, 1S89.
f T j. j Reeve.
\      ' j    HENRY'!1 Ttt HUT,
-T- 0. U, ll wnu21tl
To Authorize the Salt: of Lands within
tho District of Surrey upon which
Taxes hare beon due and in arrcur for
two years.
all lands wlthlu lho District of Surrey upon which taxes have been due and
in arroar for two years shall bo sold and
tho proceeds applied in tbe ml tuition of
such taxes;
Be it enacted, therefore, by the Reeve
und Council of the Corporation of the District of Surrey:
1. Tlie Assessor und Collector of tlie Corporation of the District of Surrey is hereby
authorized and directed to submit totho
Reevo of the Corporation of tho District of
Surrey a list ln duplicate of nil lhe lands
upon which there shall be ut the time of
the passing of this By-law unpaid Municipal taxes inarrear for the period of two
years prior to the passing of this lly-law
with tbo amount of arrears ngninst each
lotlset opposite tothe name; and the
Reeve shall authenticate such lists by
affixing the seal of the Corporation and
his signature! and oneof such lists shnll
be deposited wltli the Clerk of the Corporation nnd the other shall be returned
to the Assessor and Collector with a warrant thereto annexed under the hand of
the Reeve and tho seal of tlie Corporation
commanding him to levy upon the land
for the arrears due thereon with his costs.
2, It shall not be the duty of tho Assessor
and Collector to make enquiry beforo
effecting a sale of land for taxes to ascertain whether or not there is any distress
upon the land nor shall he bo bound to
enquire lulo or form any opinion of tho
vulue of the land.
8. The Assessor and Collector shall prepare a copy of the list of lands to be sold
and shall include therein in a separate
column a statement of the proportion ot
costs chargeable on each lot for advertising and for the commissions authorized
by tills By-law to bo paid to him, und
slinll cniiKe such list to bc published in
somo paper in tho District of Now Westminster for a period of one month preceding suoh Intended sale.
•1. The advertisement shall contain a
notification that unless the arrears and
costs aro sooner paid ho will proceed to
soil tbo lauds for tho taxes onn day and
at a time and piaee named in the ad ver- *
5. The Assessor and Collector shall at
least three months before tho time of Mile
also deliver to or deposit In the Posl Olllco
to tbo address bf the owner of such proporty whleli Is to be sold for taxes as
aforesaid or to the agent of such owner, a
notice In writing of the amount of taxes
due and that tbe property Is to be sold for
arrears so due, and In case tbo ud-
dross of tho owner or agent Is unknown a
notice to the samo effect shall bo posted
up on lhe land intended lo be sold; uud
shall also nl least threo months beforo
t!*o timo of sale post a notico similar to
the above advertisement in somo convenient and public places, that is to say, at
the Municipal Hall, Surrey Centre.
0. The duy of salo shall be the second
day of December A.D-, 1880, at. the Municipal Hall, Surrey Ceirtre, and Bhall begin
at twelve o'clock noon.
7. It at.time appointed for the saloof
the hinds no bidders appear tbe Assessor
and Collector may adjourn tho sale from
time to time,
8. if the taxes have not been previously
collected or if no one appears to pay the
same at the time and place appointed for
the salo the Assessor and Collector
shall seli at Publio Auction so muoh
of tbe laud as may be sufficient to
discharge the taxes and alt lawful
charges Incurred in and about the sale
and tbe collection of tho taxes, selling ln
Ereference such part as he may consider
est for ttie owner to soil flrst; and in
offering such lands for sale it shall not bo
necessary to describe particularly the portion of the lot or section whioh shall be
sold but it will be sufficient to say that be
will sell so much of the lot or seotion as
shall be necessary to secure the payment
of tbe taxes duo and the amount of taxes
stated In the advertisement shall in ull
cases be primnfaclQ evidenco of the correct amount due.
0. If the Assessor nnd Collector falls at
such salo to sell such land for tho full
amount of arrears of tho taxes due he
shall at such sale adjourn tho sumo until
aduytobo publicly namod by him, not
earlier thun ono week, not later than
throo months thereafter; ho shall glvo
notico by advertisement in tho papor In
which tho original notico wns advertised,
of snob adjourned sale, and on suoh day
he shall soil such lands for any sum he
ean renl!-*-* and shull accept such sum us
full payment of such arrears of taxes.
10. if tiie purchaser of any proporty or
parcel of land fails Immediately to pay
to the Assessor ami Collector the amount
of the purchnso money tho Assessor and
Collector shall forthwith again put up the
property for sale.
11. Immediately after every snlo the
Assessor and Col lector slinll roturn a list
of the arrears satisfied by such snle to the
Clerk of the Corporation and shall at tho
samo time pay in tlie proceeds of such
salo to the suid Clork,
It. The Assessor antl Collector after selling any laud for taxes shall give accrtill-
cato under his baud to tho purchaser,
stall ng dlsl lnetly what part or proportion,
as the case mny bo, of tno land and what
Interest therein baa beon sold, or stating
what whole lot, section or estato has heen
so sold and describing the same, and also
stating the quantity of land, the sum for
which lt has boen sold and tbe expenses
of sale; and furthor stating tbat a deed
convoying tho same to tho purchaser or
his assigns according to tho naturo of the
estato or intorest sold will bo executed by
him and the Reevo on his or tbelr demand at any timo after tho expiration of
ono year from tho dato of tho certificate,
if tho land bo not previously redeemed.
l'l. Tho Afisotwor aud Collector shnll be
ontlllodio twelve per centum commission
upon the sums collooted by him as aforesaid. ,
14. This By-law may bo cited for nil purposes as a lay-law to authorl-nt tho sale of
lands for tuxes (delinquentand luarrear
for two years previous to Iho passing of
this Bylaw) within the Distriot of Surrey.
Passod iho Municipal Counoil and tho
soul of tho Corporation appended hereto
this third d:ty of August. 1880.
f , ,. 1 Reeve,
(-'-■■■ f  Henry T. Thrift,
-»-■ C. M, C. wau21ml VOLUME 34.
NO. 34.
risn Columbian
llie llynekH Itucliiir, Team.
hi   the
Wednesday ,-lioi'nUiK. Ans. 81. 1888,
(iiVoni Daily Columbian, Aug. 20.)
The police forco has been   increased
by the addition of two men.
Studies will bo resumed at St. Ann's
convent on Monday 20lh inst.
The fiist team of the lacrosso club
has beon photographed by Mr, S. .f.
The late rains have almost   eiitirtly
"rid the atmosphere of smoke,
ing appreciated by   evoryono
The design for tho water works
systsm is complete, and will bo forwarded to an expert for nn opinion
within a few days.
Tho name of tho man killed on tho
track yesterday, near Hastings, was
Aloxandor McQuarrie. Ho had lived
at Vancouvor for several years nnd
worked as a laborer.
The governor-general's visit to New
Westminstor will take plnee about
October 10th. Hia excellency will not
be able to visit the city during tho
progress of tho exhibition.
Mr. Pickering, tho well know English sowerago engineer, has been in-
invited by tho city council to visit Westminster and givo an opinion on tho system requirod for this city.
Messrs Scott, Creighton & Marshall
have boen awarded tho contract for
the outbuildings to be erected in connection with the exhibition buiidings.
Tho contract price is §3,187.
The contract for lho briok work in
connection with the Powell block has
boon awarded tu Hembrough & 06.,
and the contract for iho oarpenter
work on the samo building has been
awarded to Bonson Ss Shiles.
In tbo district court this morning
Petor Nelson and Thos. Sheaves wero
each lined §10 and $9.12' costs, tor
fishing during prohibitory hours. W.
H. Vianen was fined §2.50 for having
a fishing boat irregularly marked.
The str. Delaware was towed round
to Vancouver this morning by the tug
Clara Port. On her arrival at Vancouver she will have hov machinery
fitted in with the least possible delay,
after which sho will return to West
Chief Deasy has been given §100
per month, with the stipulation that ho
■ gives all his timo to the Victoria fire
department. Hitherto ho only got
($(10 and was connected with tho rimes
offlce besides. He is a good msn for
the position.
A Front streot merchant has boen
summoned by' the inspector of weights
and' measures to appear in the police
oourt to-morrow morning and answer
to the chargo of obstructing hiin (the
inspector) in the discharge nf his
duties. The line provided by statute
for this offense is §100.
At tho next meeting of the council
Aid. Reid will move for an appropriation of §100 to assist in defraying tho
•espouses of the Westminster members
of the provincial rifle team to Ottawa.
At the same meeting Aid. Jnquea will
move for an appropriation of §1000
for tho oxhibition celebration.
By an advertisement elsewhere the
secretary of tho B. C. Agricultural association notifies all parties desiring
space in the exhibition building to
make application to him at au early
date. This notico applies to parties
intending to mako a special exhibit,
and not to the ordinary agricultural
The Nanaimo Courier lins reduced
hulk considerably under tho now management, to lessen it3 "running" expenses, presumably. A wise move,
friend Shinabarger, to take iu sail so
aa to better woather the galo. Tho
Courier is now large enough for its
constituency, and withal a snappy little sheet.
The vote collooters mado their linnl
returns to the oity counoil last night,
and a most satisfactory report it is.
The old provincial voters list only contained .412 names; it has now increased
to 1001. The Dominion list contained
389 names, wliich tho collectors have
increased to 1385. In the next Dominion election Westminster city will
havo an important say in tho eleotion
ot tho candidates.
The Nanaimo Free Press says: Mr.
G, H. Young, inspector of customs,
aocompaniod by Mr. .1. S. Olute, collector at tho royal city, left Friday
morning for Comox for the purpose of
inspoctiii" the Union mines' surroundings, so us to decide whnt status to
givo it in regard to customs regulations. It is expected it will bo mado
an outport of Nanaimo with a deputy
collector stationed at Comox,
The contract fur thu improvement
of Clinton street has been awarded to
D, A, McDonald, and work will bo
commenced immediately. It is tho
intention of tho board of woi-ks to ex
tend tho improvement of Clinton
Btreet to the Morth road, to give an
outlet to the peoplo who have built
in advance of itreet making uml who
are seriously inconvenienced at preaent for want of a passable carriage
road.   The extension will cost §(i!)0.
Tho collectors for the fund to enable
a hoso reel team from tho Hyacks to
attend the groat firemen's tournament
at Tacoma, about the middle of noxt
month, havo commenced their rounds
uud uro meeting with fair success. The
Hyacks ore a purely voluntary association for thu bonofit nnd protection of
tho town, and the least our merchants
ami property owners can do is to give
them an occasional opportunity to meet
their brethren of lho coast in friendly
rivalry and thus stimulate their efforts
nfter proficiency ill the use of liro extinguishing appliances.
FurmerB will be pluased to learn
that tho city oouncil haB made arrangements wheru by all goods, stoek and
machinery, intended for competition
at tho provincial exhibition, y ill bo
carried free of charge by tho iVost-
minstev nnd Surrey ferry. This will
be a grent saving ta formers and other
intending exhibitors, and it will also
prove an additional inducement to
thein to increaso tho numbor of thoir
exhibits, which again will add largely
to the display on the fair grounds, and
thus a benefit will bo conferred all
round. The success of tho exhibition
depends largely on tho numbor and
quality of tho exhibits, and therefore
it will bo necessary to offer every pos-
sible inducement to tho farmers to
patronize it largely. Tho arrangements, if any, for transportation, arrived at with tho river steamers, should
bo made publio with tho least possible
delay, so that up-river farmers will
know exactly what preparations
moke for tho exhibition.
Tlio Visiting- Medicos.
A largo party of eastern medical
gentlemen who have been "doing" tho
accessible portions of the province
pretty thoroughly, so far as sight-seeing is concerned, arrived iu the city
yesterday and spent the dny taking in
tho sights. Among tho party were
Dr. Wishart, Dr. Mitchell, Dr. Waugh
Dr. Davis of London, Ont,, Dr. Fleming, of Chatham, Ont., Dr. Lindsay,
of Strathroy, Ont, and Dr. Oldwright
and Dr. Reove of Toronto. A number of ladies were in the party. Every
available minute was occupied by
visitors in soaroliiiig for items of interest. • Dr. MoGuigan, of Vancouver,
wus along, and he with several of our
local practitioners, piloted Ihe easterners everywhere. They saw the lumber
cutting establishments, and were amazed at the wonderful size of the timber
being out, and marvelled at the simple and easy manner in whioh the
monster timbers are handled. A
number of the canneries were also
visited, and these probably, afforded
the medicos more genuine intorest
tlian anything they havo seen since
coming to the provinco. All tho visitors wore delighted with thoir stay in
Westminster, and spoke of tho city in
most enthusiasts terniB. They nearly
all returned homo to-day, but a few
will remain in the proviuco a woek or
two longer.
From J.Butchelor and Jos. Johnson, vote collectors, reporting the results of their work as follows :
Voters on dd list  412
Voters added to tho old list 038
Struck off    49
Total 1001
Voters on old list  389
Voters addod to old list 1097
Struck oft'  101
City Council.
Tl:e Ule Kim Ended.
Tho sockoye run has come to an end
at last, or nearly bo, tho boats lost
night only averaging 75 fish eaoh.
Sockeyo nots aro being hauled out and
will bo roplaood by spring salmon nots,
the fishermen expecting to mako a
good haul in thoso lish. The cohoes
are not dun yet, but a number of the
connories are making every preparation to givo them good attention when
thoy do como. Opinions diffor ns to
the dimensions the cohoo run will ns-
sumo, but tho majority of fishermen
seem to think theso lish will be veiy
plentiful. Tho humpbacks have been
vory scarce up to date, and the probabilities are that they will not prove
so great a nuisance as in ful nur jours.
The council met at 8 o'clock last
night for the transaction of business.
Present—Aldermen Juques, McPhaden, Reid, Curtis, Calbick and Cunningham. )
Mayor Toffiiiond in the chair.
From tho returning officer, declaring the election of Mr. TownBend ob
mayor, and certifying that he had
been regularly sworn in.
His worship in taking his seat as
mayor, said ho desired to thank the
gentlemen who had been instrumental
in his election for their support. He
hopod the council would got along
without contention, and settlo down to
business in a businesslike manner.
From H. M. Cooper, W. A. Duncan and ethers, petitioning to have
Clarkson stroot opened between Church
and Cloment streets. Referrod to the
board of works to report on at next
From Finlay Mcintosh, asking tho
council to have the fence and obstructions removed from tlio junction of
Thomo road und Sapperton North
road.   Reforred to tho city  engineer.
From Geo. Turner, asking permission to lay a sower pipo on Gunning-
ham street. Permission granted under
tho supervision of tho onginecr,
From E, S. Scoullar, asking permission to lay a drain on Blackwood Btreet.
Permission granted,
From the health officer, enclosing
report of city's health. Recoived and
From Jus. A. McMartin, secretary
N. W. Rillo association, asking a
grant of money to defray tlio expenses
of the Westmlnater members of the
British Oolumbia Rille team to Ottawa.
From Mstheis & Milligan
attontion to tt Cornier opplici
lease of water lots; also oskillj
miinent lease of  water lot
Laid over till next Monday oi
From   Richard   Bulmnn
Liverpool, enclosing price list of goods.
Receivod and filed.
From Mrs. Brighouse, notifying the
oounoil that she would huld tho city
responsible for any damage done to her
proporty by tho excavations nn Agnes
stroet, nnd that notion would bc entered to recover tho sumo. Received nnd
From F. G. Twigg, Vancouver, up-
plying for position of superintendent
of construction on thu now water
works and enclosing testimonials. Ru-
ferred to the water committoe.
From Chief of Polico Pearce, nskinp.
Reoeived and filed.
From the governor-general's secretary, stating his excellency would not
bo able to arrive ill Westminstor be-
oro October 10th, but that tho exact
date will be announced later. Received and tiled.
Tho board of works recommended
that D. A. McDonald's tender for
grading Clinton street bo accepted,
and that §690 be added to the estimate; that John Payne's tender for
London street bo accepted; also reporting they had completed the Begbie and
McKenzie atreet contraots. Roport
Aid. McPhaden nsked how it was
that Clinton street was to bo extended
to the Nortii road while St. Andrews
street was only extended to Pelham
Aid. Calbick explained that there
wero a largo number of poople living
back of Clinton street who had no
moans at present of getting out and
this stroot would answer the purpose.
The park committee reported that
tho tender of Scolt, Creighton & Mor-
sholl, ttt §3,187, was the lowest for the
stables, sheds, etc., for the oxhibition
grounds, and recommended its acceptance.   Report adopted.
Aid. Curtis reported that the design
for the water works will be completed
within a day, and he aBked that power
bo given to send the same to an expert
for an opinion. He explained that
tho transfer of tho wator worka company's rights to the eity was now in
progress. Tho matter was referred to
a special meeting of the council to be
held Tuesday aftornoon.
Tho Railway committee asked further time to report.
Aid. Curtis reported that Messrs.
Terhune and Dominy had been added
to tho police foroe.
Aid. McPhaden, for the street naming committee, asked further time to
report.   Granted.
Aid. Cunningham suggested that the
namo Columbia Btreet be applied to all
that portion of the road extending
from Columbia street to the northern
limits of tho city.
Following accounts were ordered
paid; Chas. Cameron §9.00; J. M.
Wiso §34.50, T. J. Trapp §50, T.
Ackerman $1,600, McLennan & Loney
§475, News-Advertiser §11.05, Montreal Gazette, §19.50, Jlfoil Printing
Co., §45, J. D. Batohelor §75, J.
J. Johnson §76, Z. S. Hall §40.20, E.
A. Wilmot $3, Wilson Bros. §18.25,
Royal city mills §44.65.
Aid. Curtis reported that arrangements had been made whereby all exhibits to the provincial fair will be carried across the river by the ferry free
of oharge. This iucludes stock and
Aid. Jaques suggested that Mr.
Pickering, tho English sewerage engineer now in Victoria should bo invited
over to givo an idea of wliut a sewerage system for Westminstor would
oust; it was ft matter that would havo
to be illtcildcd to noon, and; a bettor
chance of an expert'8 opinion could
not lie obtained.
On motion the clerk Iffis inatrueted
to invito Mr. Pickering to visit the
Aid. Roid gave notico that he Would
move for an appropriation of §100 for
tlie purposo of assisting in defraying
tiie oxponses of the B. C. Rille team
to Ottawa.
Aid. Jaques   gave   notice  that   he
would movo for   an   appropriation   of
§1,000 for the oxhibition celebration.
The  council   then    adjourned  till
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
In lhe Mlilsl or lire We nre in Ilealli.
An Ashcroft correspondent, writing
under date of August 17, says: Yesterday morning this community was
startlod by the nows of tho Budden
death of Mrs. Margret Ann Lehman,
the beloved wife of Isaac Lehman,
Esq.,-J. P., of Ashcroft and Cache
Creek. The deceased leaves a husband
and five children, who have tho entire
sympathy of this community in this
their sod bereavement. By the death
of this estimable lady the family lose
a kind and affectionate mother and the
oommunity u goud Christian and kind
neighbor. The event haa cast quite a
gloom over tliis community that will
take aome time to remove. The funeral
Borvieo will take placo to-morrow (Sunday) at Ashcroft, the Rev. Mr. Ladner, of Kamloops, officiating. On
hearing tho news at Ashcroft the citizens got together, held a meeting, and
decidod to purchase a piece of proporty closo to tho town for a public
cemetery. Ill a short timo the necessary funds wore collectoH and the
ground purchased. After paying for
tho lot there will be sufficient funds to
put a fence around it, which will bo
done at once. Mrs. Lehman's will be
the lirst interment.
is «. CO.
Wholesale City Market.
per inn lbs 8 4 00 8 4 50
7 50® 8 60
Mutton "      	
Cabbage        "       	
Onions "        .....
Wheal. "       	
Oats "      	
Pons "	
Hay,        per lon   	
Butter (rolls) per n>...	
Olieese, "  	
Eggs,       perdoz	
Cordwood (retail! por cord.
Apples, per box	
Hldes(gr'n) per 100 lbs	
"    (dry)        "
Wool, per lb	
.  8 110 8 II 00
75® 100
509 100
.   100(8 150
,   1 60 @ 0 00
,   125®
,   1 60 Is, 2 00
. 10 00 m 14 00
.   0 25® 0 30
0 11 (i» 0 15
.     30® 35
.   3 00 «t 4 00
,      80® 100
.   4 (HI ® 6 00
.   5 01) @ 9 00
0 @    10
Mi'tcoruloKlcnl Itcnnrt ror IVceli Ending
Aug.  1:111. man.
Sunday 75.0 54.0
Monday 75.0 56.0
Tuesday 80.0 55.0
Wednesday 74.0 51.0
Thursday ..: 67.0 57,0
Friday 64.0 50.0
Saturday 68.0 50.0
Thick smoko and log.
A, Peele, Capt'n.
be re-opened August 1st, and will be
under the management of a FIRST-
CLASS DRESS-MAKER from Montreal.
Style and fit guaranteed.
LEHMAN.-At Cache Croek, on the morning ol the 10th Inst., Murgaret Anno, he-
loved wifo ot Isaao Lehman, J. P., aged
37 years, 4 months and 15 days.
Including Tools of all kinds of tho best makes; Cross-cut & 3I;!!!(l-t';lWS,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary Utensils for Farming**
Pulley Blocks. Snatch Blocks, Eope. & CJbaiii in all sizes; I'itch,
Tar & Oakum; Tarred and Plain Paper for Building Paints & Oils
in all colors; Liquid Paints in all shades; Floor Paints ready touse; Grind
Stones; Wall Paper in all designs; Brooms &, Brushes for all purposes;
Lubricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural Implements.
tr Special attention giveu to orders by mail.
T. J. TIES---.-?-? <SS CO.,
dwjly3to Colombia Street, New Westminsteb,
ytnm Baby wu tick, we |»i her Cutoria,
When she wm t Child, sho cried for Castor!*,
When sho became Hiss, the clang to CMtoria,
Wisa the had Childnn, the gave then Cutedi
D Masonic Building, NewWestminster,
EC.  dwto
Masonic Building,  New Westmin-
ster, B, O. dwmy41c
((IUK01 M>, MeCOM, * JENNS,
cos-Mnsonio Buildings, New Westminster, and Vancouver, B. C.        dwtc
first up ib w n cawis
Police Conrt.
Boforo X. 0. Atkinson, P. M.
Muff)', a Fort Rupert Indian,
charged with being drunk and incapable, pleaded guilty but said ho had
only taken u littlo drop. Fined 85,
and coats or M dnys.
Sadio Clark, oharged wilh keeping a
huuso uf ill-fame, pleaded guilty and
was lined §25, nud costs or one mouth,
Lottie Gilbert, charged with keeping a houso of ill-fame, pleaded guilty
and was lined ij'iii, or one month.
Mubel Clair, charged with boing an
inmiito of a house of ill-fame, pleaded
guilty and wub tilled 815, or one
montli. .
Lily Edwards, charged with   being
an inmate of a houso of ill-fiuuo, pleaded euilty and  was fined §15,  or one
month.     ___________
Tho favorable impression produced on
the lirst appearance of the agreeable
liquid fruit remedy. Syrup of Figs, a fow
years ago, has been more than confirmed
by tho pleasant experience of all who
havo used it, r.nd the succoss of the proprietors and loatiufaetiireis, the Cal. Fig
Syrup Company.
A very large concourse of peoplo
witnessed the turning of the lirst sod
ou the Qu'Appelle, Long Lake and Sss
kiiteheiviiii Railway by Mrs. Dewdney
ou Saturday nftoriioun. Mayor Smith
was master of Ceremonies, Speeches
wore delivered by Hon. Mr. Dowd-
thu city to supply moro haiidenll's aud uny. Governor lloyal, Messrs, McDmv-
clark lanterns; also that the police ■ ell, bavin, and tuners'. Supt. Whyte,
oilice in tho city should be fitted np. ] of the O.P.R., was pnsent. Mr.
Referred to the police committee with i Duivdncy tvos to be banqueted at Uo-
punor lo not, ■ ; giiia U't night.
ton foi
For pi
Public, &o. Olllco In the Hamley
Building, Columbia St., opposite tbe Colonial Hotol.     dwnu-tn
GOLD MEDALIST ol the Unlvei'sltj ol
llio High Court ot Justice, Ireland. Offlcos,
Cornor MoKenzie & Clarkson sts., New
Westminster. dwfeSlto
(1. W. OttANTi
 _J1CT.   .
Clarkson Sts., Westminster.
ARCHITECT. Office-Corner Mary and
Clarkson Sts., Westminster,   dwto
NEW WESTMINSf ERl-Offlce, MackoiV-
nio Street. •	
Full list ol City ond Suburban Property.
Particular attention paid to Farming
Accurate Information trt correspondents. dwmyOyl
A Pleasing- Sense of Health
and Strength Renewed, and
of Ease and Comfort
Follows tho uso of Syrup of Figs, aa ib
acta gently On tlio
Kidneys, Liver. 0 Bowels
Mcotually Cleansing tho System -wiisu
Costivo or Uiliotis, Disponing
Colds, Headaches and Fevers
and ixmnnnontly curing
without weakening or irritating tho organs on wliich it acts,
jror sola ln 7Dc liotllna by nil "Leading
MJurcpAomaiio usl,- or tub
sah Fbakcisco. Gai..
i'>ns\-.uh;.. K-. N'H* fcOMt "*• '•*
Brussels, Tapestry,
Hemp, Etc.
, Rugs, Linoleums,
Oilcloths, and
Japanese Mattings.
.iKwtlu-i- large shipment close
opened in a few days.
at liand which will be
mr.jk.&o'xsixss b_ook
mas oi tionp ana uressea lbiddbf
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
j4.nsm .__!, Kinsrns or
Wood Furnishing
Boon's,   Fra ernes,   X
for Canneries.
The Oolumuian Printing EsrABHSHMENT hus first-clnss fuciities for
all kinds of Commercial Printing.    Bill Heads. Letter Heads, Circular**,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodgers,
Price Lists, ite.   Prices will bo found ns low as at any other offion when
first-class work is doue. VOLUME 34.
i^-gftiq-iiTi —'.::■■•arvj.--ik™-.- -• -.".vy;,/;;,-aftWiiJi-Ki,
JSO. 34.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Horning, Aug. ti, i*>».
Hr. llulicr VI lllnliflivs.
It is very evident, says the World,
that Victoria's senior representative in
the commons has shaken the dust of
the federal capital off his shoes forever. Ho has just notilieil this authorities of St. George's churoh that inasmuch as lie i3 not likely to visit Ottawa again, lie fuels ubli«oil to withdraw his name from the subscription
list of worshippers at that church. An
Ottawa exohungo says that this looks
as if Mr. Baker, who was disappointed
over not getting a seuatorship, does
not intend fo return lo his parliamentary duties, iroio wliich undo! ouo
pretext or another he absented himself last session.
i'ln-ilioo Quartz.
A special to the Colonist from Barkerville says: Tho Bluck Jack Quartz
Co., Conklin Guloh, havo completed
the crushing of 110 tons of ore, mid a
portion of the concentrates from the
same huvo been treated at the reduction works. Tho free gold from tlio
110 tons saved oil the plates anioimtud
to §520.82, Thirty-five tons of concentrates wore secured, the assay
valuo of which is Sl-foii, Eleven tons
were treated at the smelter, tho returns being §21)3.55. Tho rosult is
considered highly satisfactory, proving
the reduction works a complete success, und also proving that the quartz
will pay to be worked.
Capilano Ore.
Dr. Bredemeyer yesterday obtained
for assay a sample of galena ore which
was found in tho Capilano Valley
about 2' miles from the Inlet, on the
properly owned by Mr. B. Odium, the
discoverer being Mr. W. Spittall. Dr.
Bredemeyer slates that a mine worked
at Buch convenient distance from Vancouver, and tho smelter at work,
oould certainly be made to pay, and he
is willing to stake his reputation on
the correctness of this statement.
What he advises miners to do is not to
hold their claims at fabulous prices,
but to induce those who have money to
work their mines on shares with them.
The assay made of the above ore gives
$4 in g ild, 7oz. in silver, and 40 per
cent, of lead. Spittall claims that the
vein out of which the ore was takenis 14
ft. wide, aud goes right into the mountain. Dr. Bredemeyer says it is a low
grade, free smelting ore, comparatively free from sulphur, and if a genuine
find can without doubt be made remunerative. There is no doubt that
if as reported the vein will bo accompanied by others, and if worked other
strikes will be made.—JVeii's-_di)cr.
Onr Superannuated Judges.
The British Columbia government is
credited with an application to the
Dominion authorities for the appointment of five county court judges. At
present the superior court judges do
all the judicial work of the province.
Theso functionaries were appointed
soon after confederation, and tho old
county court judges were retired on a
pleasant superannuation allowance,
thoir presenco on tho bench not being
regarded as necessary. We pay $9,-
500 a year as pensions to these gentlo-
men, romoved from tho bench before
their usefulness had gone, and are
.uow, it would appear, to pay salaries
for a new corps of judges who will
tako up their work. There is a clause
in the civil service law which sets
forth that a person receiving a pension may be called into service again,
whereupon his pension shall cease.
This clause warrants the re-appointment of the superannuated judges and
the saving of the pensions; but thia is
not the sort of thing the politicians
want.—Af oil.
A Bailway In Tronlilr.
The Black Diamond.
Thero was considerable chuckling
here at tlio news from Victoria of the
safo arrival llieru of tho sealer Black
Diamond, although thero is naturally
much resentment still existent at the,
outrageous conduct of Capt. Shepherd
in forcibly boarding tho vessel and
breaking open the ship's lockers.
Shepherd's action and that of his government affords a very remarkable
contrast to tho treatment extended to
the United States fishing vessels thut
have been seized or detained for tran-
grossionsof our fishery laws on the
Atlantic. Take as an instance the
case of ihe schooner Multic Winship,
seized off Sidney in June last. That
vessel was released on n bund for §3,-
000, and subsequently our government intimated its willingness to give
up tho vessel on a payment of $2,000
and expenses, whilo in tho case nf the
Canadian vessels seized in Behring
Sen in 1SS7 a number of thom have
boon allowed to go to decay, and in
othor cases, when it was proposed to
bond them tho amount of security demanded was so far io exooss of the
actual valuation that- the owners refused to huvo anything to do with
them. With regard to the othcis, we
learn that up to tho present it has
been impossible to secure a re-valuation of the seined vessels. Apai t
together from the recent seizure, the
conduct of Oapt, Shepherd must of
necessity engage the must serious at
teution of the home government. In
this case a vossel having a British register and flying the British flag is
boarded on the high seas and forcibly
searched. Under these circumstances
it is surely'due to British vessels pursuing a legitimate calling thut the Imperial government should, without
procrastination, tuke prompt and decisive measures to protect its commerce
beyond the territorial waters of the
United States or any otlier country. ~-
Tuesday afternoon Brice Crawford,
employed in rolling logs in the Ottawa
river near Mackey's, Ont., was killed
by u large stone weighing about two
tons falling from the bank of the river
and crushing him. His fellow employees were unable to move the stone,
and had to go two miles for help.
Meanwhile the poor fellow was screaming with agony, and died in that position before help came.
Hon. J. E. Prcndergast, provincial
secretary and representative in the
Manitoba government of -the French
seotion, has resigned, owing to the announcement by his colleages of their
intentions to introduce legislation at
the next session of the legislature
abolishing the dual language system
and separate Oatholio schools. It is
also said Col. McMillan, provincial
treasurer, will resign.
C. C. Richards k Co.
ffcii'8,-1 have used MINARD'S LINIMENT in my family for Borne years and
believe it the best medicine in the market as it does all it is recommended to
do. Daniel Kiehstf.au.
Canaan Forks, N.B.
John Madei-, Mahone Bay, informs us
that ho was cured of a very severo attack
of rheumatism by using MINARD'S
Advices from Seattle state that a
few days ago some excitement wu
created over the fact ooming to light
that the Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern Railroad was in the hands of a receiver, and many anxious faces wero
to be Been around the prominent business centers. It seems that Earle Ss
McLeod, of Victoria, contractors for
that corporation, havo beonmo tired of
promises und ure trying to obtain
through tho courts something moro
substintial for services performed, and
accordingly brought suit au'aiiisl the
road before Judge Hanford, who ih-
sued au order appointing W. H. Led-
gerwoud rcoeivor. It appears that
Earlo it Co.'s contracts were completed and tiio company was asked to
audit the same,   but   have   failed   tn
comply, and   •"•':-" j tly   "    in
foi mud that if thn niatter wn not
straightened by August 2nd, they
would commence auit, which was accordingly dono. Eveiy ojfort wos
made to supress these facts from tho
press and public, but in vain. On
searching the records oflice in Seattle
it was learned that the firm abovo
namod had brought suit against tlio
road for a claim of $87,000, and that
thoy asked tho court (Judgo Hanford)
to appoint a receiver. Their affidavit]
stito that tho company is insolvent
and that it iB their intention to sell
the property and defraud thoir creditors, and further, that the intorest on
tho bonds due on August 1 would not
bo paid. President McDonald, with
Judgo Burke, counsel for tho corporation, immediately appealed to the
justico that tho receivership bo dis-
solvod, Bonds wero given in Ihe sum
of fe80,000, and tho couvt thormipnn
dissolved tho recoivorship, nnd the
case will bo heard at tho noxt term of
oourt.      ,
North British and Mercantile
Capital,   .~"lM5,0OO,0©©.
DWELLINGS, Hard or Lumber Finished,
100 feet from Barns, % per cent, for 1
yenr, or I'A per cent, for 8 years.
STABLE8-2 per conl. for t year, or i per
cent, for 3 years.
J. G. JAQUES, Affcnt,
WIU17IUI       New Westminsteb, 11. C.
1 my smell 1 will sell died of all lipids
ai. llm fallowing low prices:
Mixed Onls anil Peas, 28 per oent, Pons,
9811,110 hit Ion
tin. "ill per cent Pens, $'»S.(H> pir Ion.
Chopped liarlr) I evil, si-won per ion.
Pea fell, tsii'.ue por lon.
Tlio above feed Is warranted lo lie fli'st-
,,,„„.,, ..„*..... ,:..:,.,.oeit u..U nloekialbors
ir, bettor onu lie found In lhe market.
Terras,cash on delivery.
wJly21m'J Langley Mills.
Department of Fisheries, Canada.
Ottawa, 25th July, 1880.
Huh-Scctlon fl of RccHon 8,   Fisheries Act,
Cup. DS, Revised Stall'tea. of Canaxta,
I, the Minister of Mnrlno and Fish cries,
appnlnlfil miliar tho mild Act, nml em-
powered thereby ''to dellno tho tidal
"bounihiry uf Estuary Ualilng for tho purposes of U^Ar^^Ui hereby dofinn the tfdnl
Boundary/oi* Salmon net. flatting within
tho Estuary of iho Praaei* Rlvor, In lhe
Provlnoe of HrlUnh {.loimnbln, (o hn from
n ilno drawn from I ho mouth of Kumns
Rlvor to a point duo north aoross (he
abovo-immed stream,
lilvon undor my hand (his ~jLli d-tv 0/
Mlnlsterof Marino and Fisheries.
for infants and Chiidreiu
1 "Cast-rials so -troll adapted to children that I Castoria curea CoHe, Constipation,
[rwioinmendHasBU-GeriortoanyprescriDtion I Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea, Eructation,
knowntome."      ea, Ahch^M.D., I ^^ST' tfW8 ^ "* Pr°m0te°
Ul So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. T.   | Without injurious medication.
The Cehtaur Company, Ti Murray Street, N. Y.
TO Sif 11.
*-"Thoy are not only made of tlio
CllOICCSt ToltilCCO but they arc of
HOMO I""aKllfilctUi*e, and should bo
patronized by all good citizens.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
Pell, RiceCoil-spring sMcLaughlan
Democrat and Express Wagons!
mW The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia,
iHeicl tfo Ourrie.
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
A full line of Spectacles Ss Eye-Glasses in stool, rubber, ailver arc gold
frames.   The finest Pebbles mode, $4 per pair; all sir/lits suited,
Speoial attention given to FINE WATOH REPAIRS. Having learnt.i the
business thoroughly from some of tho finest Horologors In England, and since thon
managed the watch-repairing departments of a fow of the best firms on the continent of America, Is a sufficient guarantee of good workmanship. Formerly manager for nearly 8 years of tho well-known firm of Savage k Lyman, M.utreal,
Charges Moderate, . , _•"_,',
Montreal, Dec, 1887.—Mr. P. Crake.—Andw, Robertson, Esq., Chahman ol
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, says: "I never found a Watehmakor who did so
well for mo as you did when in Montreal, and I am sorry you are not horo to-day."
The Columbian Pihntino Establishment hus first-clnso facilities for
all lands of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Idler Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodgers,
Price List3, &c. Prices will bo found ns low us at any other offiou where
first-class work is done,
31 Farm Wagons.
IS Buck Boards.
1 Span well matched 4-year old
Black Horses.
S Single Driving Horses,
tt flows and Calves.
10 Head Steers.
1 Trotting Wagon.
S3- A Full Lino of Cooking Stoves,
Heating Stoves, Tinware, Hardware,
Groccrie-;, Dry Goods, Notions, Crockery k Stoneware, Clothing, Hats k Caps,
Drugs, Farm Implements, House Furnishings, Furniture, and the Largest Lino
of Boots and Shoes above Westminster
and the most Complete Stock of General
Low eierg, Harris
az co.
Real  Estate,
Purchase Ssll anil Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Business relating to
Real Estate,
London Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Flro Insnrance Co. of
London and Lancashire Life Astuir.
anco Co.
Canton Insurance Olllcc, Ld. (Marino)
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St., Victoria
(Late op Ehoiakd)
Corner ol Church aud Oolumbla Streets,
-SB-Satisfaction guaranteed.     dwfe7tc
baker nm, & CO'Y
10 Cliapol Walk, South Castlo St., Liverpool, England.
3 Bank Buildings, Columbia Street, New
\V cstminster, B. C.
Shipping and Oomniission
Ceiiebal Wholesale Merchants &Inh>ortehs
Any description or Goods Imported to
order und Custom and Shin broking
transacted. Latest Freight and Market
Quotations, dwau2te.
run s    afe'.)Ml!;sjSj
Fra!* Trees,
Ufiuuncnlsl TrccR.
Small Fruits,
And GARDEN STOCK on hand In'great
Evorythlng flratodiiss aod furnished in
good shape.
aa-Send 15 ots. for valuable 80-page Bo*
scrli'llve C'.'itiilnirne Willi U bountiful colored nlatoil,   Prlee l.ir.ts Hunt. free.
dwdeioto Port Hammond, n. 0.
Douglas Street Nursery,
ORNAMKNT.-U, TRUES,   Including
all the leading varieties of
Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries,
SHALL Fill ITS of overy description.
Ituii'ltu'lH, Wreaths and Crosses made
to order.
ddwnp3yl p. LATHAM.
Cor. Columbia add Churoh Sts.
New Westminster, Brit. Col.
Monuments, Headstones & Tablets
In Marble or Granito ot Best Quality.
N. 11—Just received—tho Iinest assortment of scotch (Iruiillc -Monuments over
soen n British Columbia, which will bo
sold at prices putting competition out of
the question.
Real Estate Brokers aud
Financial Agents*
Confederation Ltf* A it Dotation of
Royal nnd Lancashire Fire Insur-
an*e Companies*
aa.Valuable Lots for sale ln the City
nml District of Westminster; and choice
Lots In the City of Vancouver.
Persons wishing to buy or sell city or
rural property should communicate with
Oillces: Bank of B.C. building, opposite
posl oilice, Westminster, nnd Hustings St.,
Vancouver. dwaplfltc
ff. LLeonarMo.
Importers and Dealers in
Puyallup Nursery I
Grown In the famous Hop Region of Puyallup and White River Valleys,
TOKS of Grass and Olover Seed.
TON* of Choice Seed Potatoes (1(1 kinds)
TONS ot Oholeest Vegetable Seeds,
 SEASON 1880 41800.	
Enough for Dealers, Enough for Planters
Now revised List nnd Prices Just out.
Don't lool youriolf by not sending for It
iniincillatclit aud learn what ls grown and
to be hud closo at homo. Catiiloguo free
to nil. J. IN. OliLK,
WJcBlnll Puyallup, Wash. Tor.
Mary Street, Hew Westminster, B.C.
ITwr.wpnoNB ?-To r,i-
. Kiiinilii: ROAD, HALIFAX, EN LAUD.
London and Lunouhlra Vln and
British Kuiplre Life In.nraucc
Ntw Woaimlii.t.r Building Society.
AooounLant'fl Olllcc, Dloce.e of N.W.
City Auditor., 1B80, IHS7 and 188a.
and other monetary transactions.
Havo soveral good Investments ou their
books, and all uew eoineiii will do well to
call before doing business elsewhere.


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