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WbbMy Britisli OolimMan,
W»ilnt.itliiv Morning. Sept. 4. 1880.
It appears that the "Jingoes" are
not t& lmve tlieir way over the
Behring Sou matter.   There is no
room to doubt that Mr. Blaine is
animated by a spirit of hostility
toward'! England—or at all events,
by a fer.lin<; that a manifestation of
hostility will "pay" politically. And
it is equally certain that a number
of people in England are quite ready
to "tec" ?.'','. Blaine, and possibly
go liim onn bottor. But the sound
sense of the two nations—and a
largo i;- .i.'. y of li.it article goes
with Anglo-Saxon blood—is altogether opposed to such tactios.
Many loading papers in the United
.States openly ridicule the conduct
of the govornment, Russia, when
she owned Alaska, claimed exactly
what tho govornmont of the United
States now claim, nnd the big republic laughed ut the idea. Again, Mr.
Blaino took a leading part in the
movement, to deny the right of
Oanada to control her own inshore
fisheries—a right claimed by, and
allowed to, every nation. This, of
course, makes his present conduct
all tho moro ridiculous and inconsistent, and American papers are
not slow to remind him of the faot.
It is . not likely that Mr, Blaine
looks to anything moro serious than
the manufacture of political capital
for himsolf and his party (he is
givon to thut sort of thing) by driv-
ing a hard bargain with the Old
Oountry; but, of course, wo must
keep in viow the possibility that he
may bn allowed *o push his bluff a
point ot two l myond England's patience. In s :'h a coiitiiigonoy, it
might be 'I to bave Mr. A. J.
Balfour e ihuiigo officer, with the
secret:..,,- fn foreign affairs, and
allow liiiv, to k'ttlo llie matter with
the plume,I Imight in single combat,
Balfour's policy is about nil in these
ilavn that itmltcs Blaine's
On tho ',.■ "I the prosent month,
us was announced at tlio timo in tho
despatches n influential deputation,
numbering sixty-live, and representing the principal oities of Ontario
and Quebec, waited upon the governor-general at Quebec, and presented   the  petition of  the Equal
Rights   Association,   praying,  for
reasons exhaustively set forth, that
I hia excellency would be pleased to
! exercise his prerogative and oauso
that the Jesuits Estates Act be disallowed.     Rev.   Principal   Oavon,
i D.D., ably supported the petition.
j Tho governor-general, in a modoruto,
i politic, and carefully worded reply
of some length, definitely declined
either to disallow the act or to dis-
Children Cryfor
solve parliament, as he had been
asked to do by petition. Ibi- thus
acting, or refusing to act, the governor-general has been subjected to
considerable condemnation and abuse
at the hands of the Equal Rights
Association, mass meetings on tlio
question, and a portion of the public
press. While believing that, at the
least, the Jesuits' estates legislation
should be submitted to a competent
tribunal, to pronounce authoritatively, and beyond the suspicion of
political bins, upon its constitutionality, wo cannot see that the Equal
Rights Association got any otlier
answer than what they might have
expected from tlieir appeal for viceregal interference, and, under the
circumstances, the abuse wliich
Lord Stanley is receiving from opponents of the Jesuits legislation, in
Ontario principally, appears ill-
judged, unkind, and uncalled for.
When it is remembered that only
thirteen out of the house of commons cast their votes for disallowance, nnd that the leaders nnd heavy
men of both political parties, as well
as the great bulk of the rank and
file on either side, were a unit in
opposing federal interference in Quebec's provincial legislation on the
Jesuits question, could it have beeu
reasonably expected, we would ask,
that the governor-general should
have taken upon himself, at the instance of an evident relatively small
minority, to reverse the verdict of
the poople through their representatives" Lord Stanley's own words,
"I decline to go behind recorded
votes," were, we believe, perfectly
justified under the circumstances.
It must be clear to an impartial and
disinterested observer that tho governor-general could not have safely
taken any other course. The best
representative of tho throno that
Canada has had—and she has had
some good ones—would not have
acted differently. With respect to
the dissolution of parliament requested by petition, the same remarks will apply. The governor-
general would certainly not have
been justified, contrary to tho advice
of his constitutional advisers, wbo,
it had been signallj aemonstrateu,
had the house, and presumably the
country, with them, in putting the
whole Dominion to the expense and
trouble of a general election, upon
the demand of even an influential
minority representation from only
one, or, at the most, two, of tho
provinces. Admitting the righteousness of the causo wliich the Equal
Rights Association nnd their sympathizers bave at heart, they would
best further that cause by restraining their zeal within the bounds of
moderation and justice to all.
The people of the prairie province
of Manitoba have a due appreciation
of the necessity for and the advantages of railways, and, according to
the Commercial of Winnipeg, are
rejoicing in their good prospects for
having much needed branches and
extensions built. The season of
1889, says the Commercial, is proving one of the most important in the
matter of railway construction
through the prairie region of western Oanada, since the first beginning
of railway work here, and continues
as follows: "Undoubtedly this desirable state of affairs is due to the advent of a new and powerful railway
corporation in our midst. Had not
the Northern Pacific Oompany undertaken tho construction of a system
of railways in Manitoba, there is no
reason to believe that the activity rocontly shown by the 0. P.
R. corporation would havo been displayed. The branch lines recently
undertaken by the O.P.E. Oompany
have been badly needed for years,
but thut corporation has remained
deaf to all appeals, until stirred up
to activity by the invasion of its territory by another company. So far
Manitoba has had no reason to regret the results of tho anti-monopoly
agitation, nor the expenditure undertaken by the province in inducing
another powerful railway corporation to enter tho field. So far nothing but satisfaction can be expressed
for the results already attained from
the successful termination of the
anti-disallowance, ami-monopoly agitation, The country has settled
down to a state of peace and quietness which it had not experienced
for years. A feeling of confidence
is nbroad in the land which is
quite foreign to tho turbulent days
of agitation, during which time the
provinco wuu laboring under the
load unjustly forced upon us by tho
Dominion,   Abovo all, a jiew und
Pitcher's Castorfa<>
active era in the development of the
country has set in. The cost of inducing the Northern Pacific Oompany
to undertake the construction of a
system of railways in Manitoba has
not been excessive when compared
with the results attaintd. The outlay has not only secured tho construction of the lines as agreed upon
in tbe contract, but it has also
undoubtedly led to the carrying out
of other work, as for instance the
branch roads now boing built by the
0. P. R. Oo. Tho construction of
every milo of railway tends to the
development and settlement of the
country, and thus increases the
necessity for and the probability
of the early construction of other
roads. The more rapid development
of tho country now assured, as a
result of the agreement between the
province and the Northern Paciiic
campiuiy, will have the effect of
making the cost of the same easily
borne. A few hundred thousand dollars of indebtedness is a small matter, when compared with the greot
good resulting therefrom. The expenditure is already bearing much
fruit, and thero are few in Manitoba who are not pleased with
the work already accomplished, and
with the outlook ahead." The
four or five last sentences above
may profitably be read as having a
general application, and we of the
royal city, and of the provinco at
large even, would not do amiss to
make a note of tbe fact. Some one
might ask, if Tub Columbian commends such views about railways in
general, why does it oppose tlie
Canadian Western Railway scheme?
Wo would have no difficulty in
answering such a question. In the
first place we have never opposed
that enterprise. On the contrary,
as our readers know, when the matter was before the legislature last
session, wo approved of the very
large land subsidy—probably the
largest per mile ever granted to a
railway—which the provincial parliament saw fit to devote to Ihe "encouragement" of the road in question, believing, as we stated substun
tiully at the time, that it would pay
lu S-■ j- *-i" the land alorip- the
route to recover the other half and
adjacent lands from a state of inaccessible wildness to the uses of civilization and to be wealth and revenue producing, recognizing also that
the lands granted to the railway
company cannot bo carried out of the
province, but must likewise add to
its wealth. But there are other
provincial works, including less pro
tcntious, perhaps, but more urgently
required railways, than the Oanadian
Western, and when it is proposed
to "wet-nurse" that scheme through
with the provincial "pap-bottle,"
after the very respectable land subsidy already given, and at the inevitable expense of moro immedi
ately necessary public works and
improvements, we deem it our duty
to enter a protest. The Oanadian
Western and all other feasible railway undertakings will ever have our
support, but some regard must be
paid to the circumstances of the
province and the other demands
upon the publio purse, ere British
Oolumbia shoulders the stupendous
undertaking of forcing through a
second transcontinental railway.
The following figures from Lord
Brassey's Naval Annual for 1888-9
shows how the £20,000,000, recently
voted by parliament for increasing
the strength of the British Navy, is
to be utilized. The new programme
of construction is to be completed by
April 1st, 1894, nnd the total numbor of vessels to be added before
that date is 113, made up as follows:
13 first class battleships, 2 second
class battleships, 11 first class protected cruisers; 37 second class protected cruisers, of the Pandora type,
six third class protected cruisers, 1
torpedo depot shin, 27 torpedo gunboats, 2 sloops, 9 first class gunboats
and 1 sailing training  brig.
Tho bruiser Sullivan must have
boen astonished at the sentence he
got from the Mississippi judge, remarks the New York Times. He
consented in a jaunty way to go to
Mississippi — when he found he
couldn't help himself—avowing that
if he violated the law ho was ready
to pay for it, Ho scorned to have
no othor notion except that money
would settlo the business. He undoubtedly expected to got off with
a fino, which could not exceed $,100.
The alternative of having to go to
prison for twolvo months did not
apparently enter into his calculations, It is to bo hopod tbat the
sentenco will bo fully served out,
and that the burly convict will bn
kept at hurd and useful labor,
A Man Named Noel Guillotined for
Murder at St. Pierre
The School Commissioner's Beport
of French Schools Causes a Sen
nation inOntario.
The S. S. City of Paris Again Lowers the Record by Beating
Her Own Time.
/: Montheal, Aug 28.—A special dua-
ijiatch fi'"iii-Jjt. Piorro, Mtlquelon, via
Halifax, nays: Noel was guillotined
at 5 o'clock Saturday morning in the
presence of two thousand spectators
for "Jack tlio Bipporing" an old mun.
At 3 o'clock ho received a prioi-t in
juil, confessed and inadu rendy for
death. Then the iiiiundra jacket wai
put on and his hands tied behind liis
buck. After this he cniifessed to the
judges, saying thnt liquor caused him
to commit the niurder. Ho kissed the
prieBtsis nines before ho walked to
the platform. Ir. wus a chum of Noel's
who wns executioner. When Noel
saw him he asked, "Is it you who are
going to kill me?''. The execiuioner
Baid ""Ves." Noel replied, "If you
would kill me you would kill others,"
and then turning to the crowd ho "aid,
"Doar friends, my inline is Noel; I lira
the first mnn killed this way in St.
Pierre. lam sorry for what I dono
and hope in St. Pierre no execution
liko this will happen again. Muy God
protect you all." Then ho turned
arouud and examined tho guillotine
from top to bottom. Ho was then laid
on his faco on the plank nno lushed to
it The plank wus then pushed into
pluce under the knife. Noel Ihen
said totho executioner, "Do not make
a botch of tho job." In less than a
minute Noel said he was readv. The
executiooer touched a spring and the
triangular knife fell, but it did not do
the deadly work well, tho head not
being completely setercd. The executioner, with n large knife finished tho
TouoNi'o, Aug. 28.—The political
sensation in Ontario is the appearance
to-day of the report of tho Ontario
government's commission of enquiry
into the French schools of tho province. The report will likely be tho
'"ain feature of tne noxt Seam.,,, oi
iho ii'yioi..iure, and a lively issue at
the Ontario elections next year.
The report which is lengthy, lirst goes
into the history of tho schools, the
second describes their condition as the
commissioners found them, and the
third makes recomuiendiitioiis for
bringmt; them into lino with the general public schools system. The report criticises tho text books in use in
French schools, and declare they are
mostly unauthorized and contain tench
ings of the Roman Catholic church;
and some of the histories are prevaded
by a spirit of unfriendliness to tlio
Britiah empire. These books, the report says, should bo discontinued. In
57 schools religious instruotiou is given
during sohool hours, contrary to law.
In sovoral schools in Essex, pictures
of a religious character, the crucifix, una
small statues, images of saints wore
found, and in Prescott county two
schools were supplied with altars. In
all these instances the report suggests
the enforcement of the present regulations. The specific recommendations,
six in number, suggested as the best
means of doing gradually away with
these French public schools are : (1)
Graduate competent teachors in French
and English. (2) To establish schools
where teachers may be trained and
given education enabling them to pass
the ordinary examination prescribed
for Ontario teachers. (3) That the
conversational method of teaching English* be used. (4) That a series uf Bilingual readers be provided for French
sohools. (6) That ull unauthorized
text books be excluded, (li) That tv
bilious instruction bo given only after
reeiilnr sohool hours. Tho press com !
moots are varied. The Globe expres- !
ses satisfaction at lho oondition o
things, and regards lho tusk of Eng-1
lishing the schools us promising. The
JVfaii says the work of its own reporter
in the Fronch school districts forestalled the decision of the commission,
but that actine; on the suggestions
made, the minister of education, if
given time, may effect the noedetl reforms. Tho Empire declares tlmt the
report is a complote condemnation ut
the ministor Who connived at tha s'nte
of affairs described, uud denied them
when attontion was called to it,
Duluth, Minn., Aug. 28.—The corner stone of the masonic tomplo wiih
laid here this morning. Visiting masons from all over the country were in
attendance The cost of the new
building will be §200,000.
Chicaoo, Aug. 28.—At ton o'olock
this morning the hearing of tlio motion of the defendants in the Oronin
cuso, for separate funis, was begun
in branch l* of the crirninal cout'l *!
rbquired 2 builills at ouch door to prevent the room from bi'comim*. over
crowded, The prisoners "ere hrougl t
in under a guard shortly bofore 10
o'clock arid ull exoept O'Sullivan appeared Belf-posaosscit, Iccniau Moody's
silent proceeding was begun by attor
ney Forest announcing to the court ho
would like to file another affidavit. In
the motion of Coughlin, for a separate
trial, it had reference to the evidence
of Captain Schaack before the coroner's jury about a statement Woodruffe
made to bim. The affidavit was filed
without reading. Judge Wing then
began arguments in Cnughlin's behalf.
San Fkancisco, Aug. 28.—The ship
Kenilworth Btsrted for San Franoidc,
Ir iu Port Costa, in tow lust niglit.
Firo broke out again on lier but wus
put out before it gained much headway. Tugs are working on the Armenia and llooauwer this liiorning,
with the hope of towing thom down.
The wreck of ino former will be soil
at auction this afternoon.
Fiiesno. Oiila;, Aug. 28. — Olive"
Minitii und f'o'or Vuissiion, Imiii
.'ilmut 00 vein's if age, wi-ro iisphyxi.-i'-
■ :i yesterday ivbiie oleaning ivmo vain.
San Francisco, Aug. 28— W'wut
weaker} buyer '80, 128^; buyer Benson 142'.
New Yobk, Aug. 28.—Wheat firm;
Aug. 80; Sept. 85A; October 86?; Dec.
Chicago, Aug. 28.-WIio.it lirm;
August 78] September 77|; December
Liveraool, Aug. 28.—Wheat firm;
Cala. 0a. lOid.
New Pout, R. 1. Aug. 28.-H. W„
Slocuin, jr., this morning beat Q. A.
Shew, jr., 6-3, 6-1, 4-6, 6-2, winning
amateur tennis championship of
America for 1889.
the stabbed nurse.
Atlantic, N. J., Aug. 28.—Mrs.
Donnelly, tho nurse Btabbed by Mrs.
Hamilton laat Monday, is acting
quietly this morning and tho physicians express some hope of her recovery. Should hor condition continue
to sIioh signs of improvement Mrs.
Hamilton will no doubt be admitted to
bail should prosecutor Thomas consent.
New York, Aug. 28.—Tbe Inman
line steamship City of Paris, arrived at
Sandy Hook at 4.27 this morning,
nuking the passage in 5 days, IH
liouri, 18 minutes, breaking her own
record, the bost of the trips across
Lonuon, Aug. 28.—Feoling ou the
stock oxohange is unanimously one •'
"'Wn.-ition at tho persistant —rusul of
tlm dock i oio|.,uiies to make some concession.   Tho number of strikers  :"
i'kiso hourly by thousands, nnd thoy
movo through tho streets in vast pro-
cessions at will. The Riverside districts are full of them. So far thore
hnvo beon no acts of violence. All tho
ik yards are watched and man intending to work oro porsuudod not to,
but nono nro coerced.
London, Aug. 28.—The whurthig
ars, shippers uud merchants are pressing the dock companies to yield to
tho strikers. Thoy declare Unit the
dook companies, by their aotion, are
driving trade to other ports. Tho com
panics complain of the pressure that is
ing brought upon them to recede
irom their position, and thoir representatives promise to nnswer those
that are importuning them to c-sttlt
with tlie men later. Thoro aro more
mon at work to-day than at any timo
since the strike was inaugurated. The
mail steamers aro being loaded slowly.
Tho tea car mon have resumed work
and prospects for a settlement are
more hopeful. Soveral ships wilh cargoes of sugar, are lying in tho Thamos
and at Greenoch. The sugar wns nil
bought up to-dny in fifteen minutes at
0 pence advance, and sent by train to
London. The dock companies show
signs of yielding. Tho differences between the companies and the strikers
have beon referred to a conference of
officials of the coal companies and a
deputation of strikers, who will report
to the directors of the coal company
fn-tiight any decision that may be
Lonuon, Aug. 28.—At 4 p.m. tlie
rumor prevails that the dock companion have concednd to the demands of
the strikers.
London, Aug, 28.—Mre. Maybrick
will bo removed to the convict prison
at Working shortly. Her frirads will
he allowed to' visit her ovory two
London, Aug. 28.—The suspension
of the ooal supply threatened dissstcr.
The coal merchants held a consultation in consequence to-day, anil conceded the demands of tho men, who
havo returned to work. TJiero are np-
prohensious of a scarcity of flour. Tho
interruption of the supply by set is
beginning to tell on prices.
Rome, Aug. 28.—Tho Roman banks
S'lmito Soto and Bancs Liberine havo
suspended payment, and Premier Crista li is called a mooting of lho directors
of the National bank and oihor tiiiaii-
ciii! institutions to consult concerning
measures to avert a crisis.
An Arrangement Said to have been
Arrived at Between England
and United States.
Quebec Paper Declares Stanley
the Worthiest of all Our Governors-General.
White Caps Near Guelph Take »
Man Out of Bed and Nearly
Kill Him.
Fifteen hundred people sun thu
Winnipegs defeat tho Ninetieths for
tlio Manitoba lacrosso championship
Tucsdny, the Winnipegs winning by
two goals to nothing.
Ottawa, Aug. 20.—A prominent
official of the marine mul fisheries department nuid lust night that despite
iviiuVeVor might be said to the contrary, there was uu understanding between the United Stutm nml tlio British governments in regard to the Behring Sea niatter. that until a definite settlement of the question has
been reached the U. S. should continue to protect these seal fisheries-
without Briiish interference. This-
fact, he said, accounts for tho refusal
nf Lord Salisbury to allow the British
Paciiic squadron to proceed to Behring'
Sen to protect Canadian sealers,
Quebec, Aug. 29.—An unknowm
man, lying on the Intercolonial Railway track, near Harlake station, wa-s-
struck by the afternoon express yesterday and instantly killed, a portion oi.
the bead being torn nway. The body-
was placed in the baggage cor and
brouglit to Levis where an inquest witt
be held.
Quebec, Aug. 29.—Balls and receptions follow one nuother in unbroken succession in Quebec just now,
and will continue that way up to the?
citizens' ball, which iB to tike place
September 10th. Le Leetenr tlm
morning commenting in favor of ii
says: "Here then is a fine occasion
for presenting our homage to the-
worthiest representative of the crown
that our country has hnd since it
passed under the domination of Great'
Quebec, Aug. 29.—Tho 2-yenr-oH
child of T. Laberge, of Gideon, Lake
St. John, was burned to death yesterday. Its clothes caught firo while
playing with matches during the tew-
Dorary absence of the mother.
Montreal, Aug. 29.-The C. P. R.
statement shows that for the severels
months ending July 31, 1889, then:
was a net profit uf $1,614,899.
Gueli'h, Aug. 29.— Another seriow
affair occurred Saturday mornings
when a well-kiiwn resident of Puslinct >
Lake was dragged from bod by White:
Caps and a siivoro thrashing administered him. He had beeu warned
several times lately that something''
would bo done by this society, hat
did not hoed the warnings until early
Saturday, when four stout men came
into his room and look hiin cut of bed.
He presents a terriblo appearance, his*-
face being kicked to a jelly and hie
body is all black and blue. He says-
he can identify three of his assailants.
Sault Ste Marie, Aug. 29.--A.
convention, composed of delegate*
from the central states, began here today for the purpose of drawing up »
memorial to congress against leghu*-
tion interfering with free interchange
of traffic between Canadian aud American railways, A lengthy set of resolw-
tions to that effect was adopted.
pure nonsense.
San Francisco, Aug. 29.—A letter
receivod hero from one of the officer--*
of the United States cutter Rush, now
in Behring Son. shows an alarming decrease in seals in tho northern water*
iu tlie past four years, and also a decrease in size I'd weight, and hiufee
that if illegal poaching should be al
lowed to continue there will bo ni'-
seals loft in a short time.
Chicago, Aug. 29.—Judge McCo,i
noil's decision pn lhe motion for eepaj'
nto trills in the caser of Ooughlin,
Beggs, Burke, Sullivan and Woodruflt,-
htts just boon given. It is to the effect
that in the first four mentioned it is*
denied. Won.liiuT, however, is grouted a separate trial. Tho attorneys for
Cougliiin. Beggs, Biu'uo and Sullivan,,
demn!i''ed immediate trial. Judgii
Longnecker asked a continuance, r'.r.il'
aftor a wrangle tlio matter wus laitt.
over until to-morrow evening.
New York, Aug. 29.—Ex-Deputy
Oity Collector Wm. C. Towen, recently
dismissod from office, wus to-dny hold
in $1600 bail ou each of three separata
■hargos of larceny of the city funds,
amounting to 8000, $050 and $400,
rents collected by him for property
owned by the city. Towen wns looked
up in tho Toombs nnd the papers immediately forwarded to tho district attorney's oflico.
inr.t.AND WINS.
New Pom, J',. I,, Aug.  20,-Thc
irofessionnl tennis match botween Gecv
Kerr, champion of Ireland, and Tom
Pottit, the American professional, wn*
plnyod nt the Onsilio this morning and
iron by Kerr in three straight sots..
0 3, 0-1,15-1. VOLUME 34.
»llTiri«l..'V.:..,1«,-?..J jpmtm ■', -1--
NO. 30.
Weekly British Columbian
Wcdiies.la}   Horning, Sent. 4, ISStl.
Weare making important ohanges
in both our daily and weekly editions
this month, particulars of which
will be found elsewhere, all of which
are in the direction of improvement
and progress, and for the benefit and
advantago of our readers and advertisers. Still further improvements,
as will be seen, are promised in the
near future, and our intention is to
make The Columbian, both daily
and weekly, take the lead in every
respect, as it has done in not a few
.particulars in the past. To carry
•out the enlargements and improvements in contemplation will require
a largely increased expenditure nu
our part, uud we confidently appeal
to the public, which we cordially
thank for their liberal support of
the past, for a continuance and
increase of the same, corresponding
to the increased value which we
have determined to give for less
money in the future. With our
•increase of stuff and special corres-
• pendents at the provincial and
federal capitals during the winter
sessions (which promise to be move
than usually interesting), and other
new features that we intend to
introduce, added to the present
excellent status of The Columbian
asa newspaper—and especially as a
local newspaper, in wliich particular
it admittedly leads the province
now—The Columbian, daily and
weekly, will be so valuable, and at
the same time so reasonable in price,
that no one can afford to be without it. Remember that The Columbian is the people's paper, independent in every respect, out-spoken
on all questions affecting the public
interests, as woll in the ethical as
the material sphere, and is not pub-
Iwhedhn or in the interests of any
clique or combination. For the
news, local, provincial and foreign,
sserved in the most attractive and
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•questions affecting ("he public interests, for an enterprising and live
,paper, and one that will ever keep
iStucosii ut me times, ihe Columbian can be depended upon right
through. Our motto, as we state
elsewhere, is: "First or Hurst,"
and that will be hard to beat.
The hydraulic railway is a novelty
attracting much attention at Paris
just now, says the Scientific American. It is the development of an
old project of Girard, the well-known
French hydraulic engineer. The
trains arc without locomotives and
the carriages without wheels, being
supported on broad rails raised some
distance above the ground by metal
blocks. Before the train is set in
motion, water under pressure is
forced through valves in theso bearing blocks, so that the latter are
lifted off the rails and are curried
on a thin film of water. The same
agency is employed to propel the
trains; a pipe, conveying water
under pressure, being laid in the
center of the truck ; from this pipe
at short intervals rise stand-pipes
with peculiar shaped nozzles controlled ny a tap. Beneath each
carriage is a long frame in which
are a number of pallets, tlio surface
of wliich ean be acted on by tho jet
escaping from the nozzles. Tho
action is extremely simple ; the
train being water-borne, and there
fore having its friction reduced to a
very great extent, is set in motion,
and us soon as it passes tho lirst
stand-pipe opens the vulvo controlling the nozzle, when a stream of
water under pressure is forced
against the pallets under the carriages, accelerating the speed of the
latter. As soon us each carriage
passes, the valve controlling the
nozzle is shut, and remains closed
-until the succeeding carriage opens
it; Th" i'lans of M. Girard have
been-' i.,udout in tlieir present
form by M. liarre, who claims many
advantago;; for tbo system. The
length of Hue laid down on the
Esplanade des Invalided is uiiout
200 yards, and the speeds attained
..arc very considerable,
The killing of ex-Judge Terry by
Deputy Marshal Nagle, in California lately, in defence of Judge Field,
has been practically approved of by
public opinion in the United States,
and all trials in connection with the
case have been withdrawn. For
Terry himsolf no sympathy is expressed, it being generally considered that he got his just deserts, ns
he was n man of violent, temper and
Woody   deeds,    An   American  ex
change, commenting on tho matter,
says : Terry was the first man in
tlie first hundred years of the existence of the supreme court of the
United States to assault one of its
justices, and we do not remember
that one was ever before threatened
with violence. It may be another
century before sueh an outrage
happens again. Still it has
been properly suggested that
congress should pass a law for
the protection of federal judges,
making every assnult on a judge,
committed because of anything that
he is doing or has done in the discharge of his duty, punishable in
the federal courts above. The
punishment should be far heavier
than in ordinary assaults, and when
mado with intent to kill the punishment should be not less than imprisonment for life. In monarchical
governments, where tho power and
majesty of the statu are embodied in
a personal sovereign, an assault
upon a representee of majesty is
treason. The assassination of
President Lincoln was the culminating act of treason against the
United States. President Garfield
was shot by a malignant and mad
dened exponent of the "spoils
system." Terry, the assailant of
Judge Field, was an embittered and
defiant traitor to the federal government represented by its court.
As treason is limited by the constitution, his act could not bo regarded in law as treasonable ; nor,
indeed, can treason in a republic be
committed against any person.
But such assaults, springing from a
vengeful feeling towards the power
represented should be treated us
more serious offences than simple
personal  assaults.
In arranging for the admission of
Washington, Montana and the two
Dakotas congress has not by any
means disposed of the territorial
question, says an American cotemporary that ought to know ; for all
of the remaining five territories are
preparing to urge tlieir claims.
They are : Utah, with a population
of 210,000 ; New Mexico, 160,000 ;
Idaho, 100,000; Wyoming, S5.000,
and Arizona, 50,000. Idaho and
Wyoming have just prepared state
constitutions by their own motion,
and will ask to come in this winter,
while the others, a little more
modest, will ask for enabling acts
in the regular way. The cotemporary quoted above has this to say
on the claims of two of the would-
be si^t-s. The territories wbloh
have sufficient pupuUtion «...lcr tlie
congressional apportionment to support, a single representative in congress, namely, Utah and New
Mexico, should not be admitted for
special reasons. Fifty per cent, of
the people of New Mexico can
neither read nor write the English
language, while the introduction of
the American school system is popularly and bitterly opposed. The
bulk of tho people and the whole
social and moral tone of society is
upon a basis repugnant both to English civilization and American political ideas. In Utah it is not a question of population, nor of schools,
but one touching a policy that
antagonizes the federal government.
Utah has never been loyal to tho
government, except on compulsion.
Its population increases by immigration and in a natural way
quito rapidly. No territory bas a
right to statehood by virtue of population or otlier qualifications. There
is no statute conferring on a territory the right of admission. There
are, of course, numerous precedents.
But tbe federal government exercises the sovereign right of both admission and rejection. It may
decide that no one of thoso five
territories shall be admitted for tho
present, or it may admit one or two
of those deemed best qualified.
1'iirlllc Anthracite i'o.
Mr. McLeod Stowart, and the engineers who aro to operate tho Bnuff
mines, are now in Pennsylvania looking over the works of the Anthracite
companies thero. Tho company which,
as already known, has a capital stock
of 82,500,000, and a debonturo capital
of $2,000,000, will devote $500,000 to
immediate development of their coal
lands, which consist of 8,600 ncres, between Banff and the city of Canmore.
They expect to mino from 1,200 to 1,-
500 tons per day, and will establish
additional shipping accomodation at
Vancouver, Winnipeg and San Fran
Cisco. The personnel of the company
is ns follows: Directors—Hon. H,
Brand, M. P.; Capt. Quinan, director
of tho Shropshire Railway Company;
Messrs. F. W. North, F. G. S. of tho
Rowley Hall Midland colliery; W.
Whitelaw, colliery propriotor, Glasgow, Sootland; F. Pettleach, chairman of tho VogolstrueB Gold Co.;
Waltor G. Izard, director of the South
African Exploration and Mining Co.
Tho Ciinudinn directors are: Sir Joseph Trutch, K. C. M. G.; Major J.
C. Dupont, director of the city of Vancouver Estate Co.; Mr. ,lobn Stowart,
of the Stewart Ranch Co. Tho secrotary is Mr. Ward, and the hoad offices
arc at 0 Queen street place, London,
England. The consulting ongincers
nro John Taylor Ss Son, of London,
Eng., and Mr. Ralph Monro, government inspector of mines for Scotland.
In New York   is Celebrated by
Twenty Thousand Laborers
in a Grand Parade.
A German Syndicate Makes a Big
Purchase of American Paper
and Pulp Mills.
Choosing a Jury to Try the Cronin
Murderers Proves a Very
Dillicult Job.
New York, Sopt. 2.~Labor day is
being generally observed. Business
is almoat wholly suspended, and tho
streets wear it Sunday-like appearance.
The weather is cool nnd elenr. Extraordinary efforts are being made by tho
various labor organizations in this city
to fittingly colebrato the dny. At an
early hour this morning tlie labor and
trado organizations of all branches assembled at tlieir various hendquartors
and murchod to the starting point of
the groat labor parade, Washington
squaro. The procession started shortly
nfter 10 o'clock and somo 20,000 wage'
earners moved along Washington
square into Fifth avenuo. Tho mon
wero loudly applauded as thoy marched
through the various up-tuivn streets,
which woro gaily decorated witli flags,
bunting, eto.
New York, Sept. 2.—Anothor apprentice boy on the U. S. Bhip New
Hampshire, the third in less than a
week, died to-dny of typhoid fever.
The ships authorities have ordered
tenta and blankets to enable the boys
to camp out on the sand while the ship
is being disinfected.
Bohdentown, N. .)., Sept. 2.—The
reported death of Mrs. Parnell,
mother of Churles Stewart Parnell, is
noted journalist dead.
New York, Sept. 2.—John A.
Greene, a woll known newspaper man,
died this morning at his residence,
Baysido, Long Island. He had beon
sick iu bod for the past three months,
suffering from an affection of the lungs.
Greene wos at various timeB employed
on the New York Sim, "Times and
World, and at one timo wa3 managing
editor of tho Star, He was employed
n few yours ngo by tho Snn Francisco
taper mills sold,
Watertown, N. Y., Sept. 2.—Tho
entiro proporty of the Remington
Paper Co. haB been sold to a syndicate
of Gorman capitalists. Tho prico paid
was 8180,000. The transfer will bo
completed by August 1st, 1890. Tho
proporty consists of six paper and
pulp nulls in nnd near this city.
London, Sept. 2.—The dock coin-
;.,...:„„ — i/u.iv. ui.,iuii„a witii the n»
poet of affairs. They have uncased
the number ot men at work, composed
of strikers who bave resumed tho old
places, uud new men. lt is satd there
is n split among the strikers, and thut
a smull committeo has been appointed
lucking to the abandonment of the
strike. Tho Rochester coal wharfers
and bargemen visited a large number
of vessels in tho river Med way today,
and forcibly oompelled thoso ut work
thereon to cease operations.
Edinburgh, Sopt. 2.—Tho Trade
Union Congress at Dundee ndoptcd
resolutions sotting forth flint tho dock
laborers now ou striko iu London arc
justified in their courso by the arbitrary manner in which their demands
wero mot by tho employers, and urging the trades unions throughout tho
United Kingdom to render tho strike
tho utmost financial support. Evory
mention of Burn's namo was loudly
Lonuon, Sept. 2.—Tho publio authorities and Hon. Secretary Matthews
hnvo been informed that labor agitator
Burns has urged tlio strikers to proceed to tho docks and expel tho men
working in their places.
London, Sept. 2.—Tho striko situation is unchanged this morning. Neither side have made any advance toward a tottieinnnt. Tho stevedores
complain thai they havo not received
their share of the relief fund. Tbo
sti'ikocs generally nro lirm. Throo
thousand tailors struck to-day, and
paraded thestreota.
o'lllllliN  REMOVED,
Cork, Sept. 2.—Wm. O'Brien today wns removed from Cork to Gal-
way jail, to servo the sentence recently imposed under the crimes net.
Ho wna loudlj cheered by the crowds
on tho way to jail and station.
Chicago, Aug. 31.—Tho work of securing a jury In the Cronin murder
cuso waa resumed in Judgo McCoii-
nell'a court thiB morning. All but
those having business theie. such a's
jurymen, lawyers, reporters, were rofused admittance. Tho four jurors, J.
W. Bridges, Willinm S. Bailoy, A. W,
Roth and E. L, LUibridgo, who had
boon passod by Judge Longeueoker
lust niglit, wore brought in charge of
the bailiffs. The ntutes-nttornoy hnd
strong objections to Mr. Bailoy, who
bnd admitted his acquaintance with
Alexander Sullivau, and aftor closely
quostioning Bailey and milking him nd
mit that hu would hesitate to hang a
man on circumstantial evidence, tho
juror iu spite of Mr. Forrest's protests
was excused for causo. Judge Longnecker then commenced u closo quostioning of tho juror, Roth, to (ind nut
if he had any conscientious scruples
ngninst inflicting tho dentil ponnlty
on circumstantial ovidoncc, nltliough
Roth had stated that ho had no
scruples against capital punishment.
Judge McDonnell, however, stopped
that line   of   questioning,   saying   ho
I could not allow it to form lho basis for '
a challenge for cause. Tbu statute
made no distinction between the. different kinds of evidence, and if a juror
said lie had no scruples against the
death penalty it wub going beyond the
Btatute to nsk hiin to make any distinction between the kinds of evidence, lt
wus practically asking the judgo to
pledge himself to inflict the death penalty in this ease. .Judge Longnocker
nrgued strongly against this ruling but
Judgo McOonnoll was firm. The states
attorney thou tried another tack, and
Mr. Roth soon admitted he had n
strong opinion on the guilt or innocence of the defundauts, unci that it
would Uko considerable ovidence to
change it He was then excused for
cause. Mr. Luther Lnton Mills then
took chnrgo of tho examination of the
jurors, and W. J3. Lnthrop, was submitted. His replies wero satisfactory
and he wus pusscd temporarily, aa wns
also Louis B. Shaw. The state having
examined four talesmen, it became
necessary to accept them or to get rid
of them. Thu Btatea-altorney, after
consulting with his colleagues, used
his first challenge uiul excused J. M,
Bridge. A. B. Richardson had con-
scienlious scruples against tho death
penalty, and was excused. William
Cribbon thouglit he could uot give the
defence a fair trial und was excused.
Ebner E. Dick passed a satisfactory
examination and nfter n consultation,
the counsel for the state announced
that he would accept for Lillibndge,
Lathrop, Shnw and Dick. Mr. Wing,
for the defence, thon began hia examination of the jurors, commencing on
Mr. Lillibridgo.
London,   Aug.   31.—Between now
and   November  nil sorts of schemes
will be drawn up nnd presented to tlio
public, ns  the  land  bill, which Mr.
Balfour is to   introduce   for   Ireland.
Sumc of them will boar   tho   stump of
semi-authehtioiiy  in   tbat  tbey   will
contain suggestions which the ininisterf
havo considered, .but  others   will   ho
wide of the mark.   It as   well, therefore, to keep in mind that tlie cabinet
is not cngugod just now   in   tbe solution of tho Irish  land  queBtion.   No
detailed   measure  is   beforo  it  and
though some of the principles c f legislation hnvo been accepted, their application  has not  yet  boen  discussed.
Whut bus boen finally agreed upon is
really vory little.   Agrarian legislation
must  precede local  self-government.
The object of agarinii legislation must
be to unify tho occupation and ownership, and fo mnke tho  tenant his own
landlord.   Tho wholesale purchase of
Irish estates in all the four provinces,
such as Mr. Gladstone proposed, must
not be  thought  of,  but   compulsion
must bs  largely used,   the  difficulty
boing to invont a principle or to draw
the  lino  which  will  not establish a
number    of   intolerable    anomalies.
Some landlords must bo cleared off at
all risks, beoause,  like  Lord  Olanri-
carde, they are impracticable persons,
and some districts  must be dealt with
n, „ —u.i. x....... ut   men i.oiigestou
Another Seized Scaler Arrives nt Tic
toriu. The Victoria -Evening standard
l-asscs Awny*
Speciul to the Columbian.
Victoria, Sept. 2.—The British
schooner Minnie, Cnpt. Jaoob-oii,
seized in Behring's Sen by the Rush,
arrived thia morning. Sho had Chas.
Swanson, quartermaster of tho Rush,
onboard as prize orew. Tho RubIi
took 450 sealskins nnd all tho ammunition and spears thoy could find. Thoy
left a few spears for tjie Indiuns to
keep themselves in food. Aftor the
seizure tlio Miunio sailed for this port,
nnd sealing as sho came sho captured
fivo hundred skins nfter her Reizuro;
sho nlso got covoral sea otter. Swan-
son protested ngninst not proceeding
to Sitkn, and also against sealing, but
his protests did no good. The Indiuns
wanted to land Swanson on some point'
of tho north coast, but this Capt.
Jncobson would not allow. Tho
schooners Ariel, Annie C. Moore, Lottie and Adela havo nlso arrived from
Behring Son. They have fmr catches
and wero not seized.
The Viotoria Evening Standard has
censed publication. Financial difficulties aro supposed to bu   the   cntiBo.
! roml mill Ctinnilici'lilin  -.Tin   a    l-luci!
In llm Jlllllla Match.  Tlio Team ««■
llll! Well. 	
Special, tu tno Columbian.
Ottawa, Sept. 3.—Pto. Proud won
fifteenth place and JB.iu tho minister
of militia match, und Pto. Chamberlain also comes in for a prize. Tho
team stnudfl woll in the aggregate.
Tho weather is vory hot and, the wind
frisky. Four hundred coinpelod ill
the match.
The Surrey l»j lie.
The following tenders were recoived
by tho Surrey council fov tho construction ,f the Surrey dyko and lock : D.
McGillivray, §9,352.38; A. Bradshaw,
310,355.14; Honry Slurau, $8,882.80j
Baton iSs Molnnos, 88,925.50; R. E.
Lemon, $9,480.08; T. F. Sinclair, $9,-
299.72; T. U. MoDonald, $9,407.50;
Geo. Oliver, $8,137.10. Tho soparate
tondors for the dyko wero : McDonald & McDonald, 35,097.00; A. Mo-
Corvie, $4,720.00; H. MoColl, $7,250.-
00; D. A. MoDonald, $7,235.00; Mr,
tl. McQuarrie, $5,488.00; D. L. Smith
Ss Wm. Kennedy, $7,330.00; Jnmos
Peroival, $4,483.00; Geo. Oliver, $3,-
770.00. Tho tondor of Mr. George
Oliver being tho lowest in both instances, tho contract for lho whole
work wns awarded to him. Ground
will be brokon this wook, and the contractor hopes to finish the work in loss
than the specified time. A large forco
of men und teams will  be  employed.
An Old Man Stabs two Women in
the City of London and Causes
Another Scare.
The Great Striko Still on and Assistance is being Received from
all Quarters.
Mr. Yates' Cable Gives the Latest
Court News and Record of
Royal Movements.
A "RIl'l'Ell"   SCARE.
London, Sept. 3.—The city was
startled this morning by the announcement thnt an old man, whoso idontity
at present is unknown, slabbed two
prostitutes in tho central part of tho
oity for declining to accompany him.
Thoro Ib groat oscitoinent over the affair nnd a Jnck the Ripper senro pro-
Dundee, Sept. 8,—Tho chairman of
the trades union congress, in session
hern to-day, in an address to tho delegates, dwelt in scathing terms on the
discontent wrought among the working classes owing to tho uncertainty of
work and tho unequal distribution of
tho fruits of labor.
London, Sept. 3.—The Lower Hill
Btrikors ut a meeting this morning decided to continue the strike. It was
announced donations to the relief fund
had been recoived from France, Germany and Switzerland. John Burns
to-day acknowledged tho receipt of
$3,000. Threats hnvo been mndo that
if Sir Donald Currio tool; his vossola
to Southampton steps would bo taken
to prevent a single 3lup from unloading. The men engaged in unloading
vessels in tho Medway, at Rochester,
were attacked by strikors and tho polico
wero culled upon for protection.
London, Sept. 3.—Although contributions are coming in liberally, thero
is much suffering in tlio homos of tho
strikers. It costs $1,000 per day to
feud thom.
London, Sept. 3.—The Welsh
papers express much pleasure nt tho
queen's having spoken Welsh on more
than ono occasion. The queeu appreciates the value of her now almost elementary knowledge of tongues of tho
many people, over whom sho reigns.
Five or Bix years ago,.she began to
study Hindustan assiduously, and her
knowledge of the language is now considerable. ' She cau converse, read and
write in if with a good deal of fluency.
The Indian servants whom tbe queen
hns about hor always spoak it, nnd one
of thom gives her lessons. While the
Duke and Duchess of Connaught were
iu England nothing else was spoken
j~i.l(s uu..,.:.. i,-,UIB uf the dny, and
tho duchess who is a very good Hindo-
Btanoo scholar, acted na interpreter
betweon tho queen und hor master
whenever a hitch occurred. There
can bo no possiblo doubt that the visit
of tho quoon to Walts will mark nn
opooh in the history of tho principality. The order of knighthood conferred upon Sir Evan Morris is universally popular with nil clnsaes of the
community. The queen was delighted
with tho order displayed in tlio proceedings at Weatlinm. She suid ninny
complimentary things to Sir John Pu-
lestone, who wus honored by a special
summons to audience and luncheon.
It is now generally known thit tho
idoa of exploring tho con) mine originated with tho Princess Beatrice. Nothing could bu more popular than this
practical evidence of sympathy with
tho miners, who clouded the pit mouth
and greeted the royal patty wiih deafening cheers as thoy emerged from the
darkness in orthodox pit attire, and
with very black facea. Tho queen
spoko wilh much enthusiasm of the
healthy air nnd, bright ntniosphure of
Wales. By a happy coincidence tho
queen's viBit to Sir Theodore olid Lndy
Martin, at Boyn TliesiliB, occurred on
the anniversary of their wedding day,
and whut wna more appropriate still,
this was nlso the birthday of the
Plince Consort, to whose pontliuinos
fnino Sir Theodore bus largely contributed. One of lho objects ill tho
house which the queen examined with
interest was the bust of hei-Bolf,
modelled when slio was but S yoars
old. After u lapso of more than 00
ynir, it still bears tl marked resoin-
blanco tohi'i'iuajeiity, Thuqiiei-iisigi.ed
her namo in L.uly Martin's album,
nnd grently inoronsed tha intorest
always attaching to tho royal sign
manual by appending n short and
touching inscription.
During bis stay iu Hamburg tho
Prince of Wales wont ovor one day to
Darmsteadt, and placed flowers on the
gravo of his Bister Prmcoss Alice. Tho
Princo of Wales is much bettor for the
Hamhurg air and soonis to bu taking
everything more quietly this year. His
leg is much bettor, and ho is barely
liitne now. lie sens a good deal of tho
Empress Frederick. Princess Christum is still witli lier paronts. Christian
rarely' shows hcrnelf in Hamburg,
Spending n.\\ her time with hor sister.
Everyone in Suffolk is in a flutter ovor
tho rumor that has got on foot tliat the
Duko of Fifo is looking for another
house, Cinitlu Rising, which ho rents
from tho trustees of tho Into Hon.
Mr. Qrovillc, being two small. It was
Inrgo enough for him in bis bachelor
dnys, but be may want a largo ono
now, although Castlo Rising is convoni-
tmtly nenr Sundringhnm, which makes
it more advantageous than n larger
house farther away.
Princo Albort Victor will tako up
his rosidonco about the end of April m
apartments in St. Jamos palaco, which
woro nccupiod for nearly 40 years by
the late Duchess of Cambridge, and
previously for 4(1 years by Ernest,
Duke of Cumberland, aftorwars king
of Hanover. They are to undergo
such extensive internal alterations that
the houso will be practically u new
one. All the rooms nro to be entirely
redecorated and reohristeued.
New York, Sunt. 3.—Charles R.
Flint, of this city, reoeived notice today of the appointment of a sdinmis-
sion to represent the United Slates at
tho congress of American nations to be
hold at Washington on the 12th of
October next. He nlso rocoivod nn
official li Btuf the delegates wht will represent tho following countries: Argentine republic, Bolivia, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Eticador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, IS'icarugun
and Veiizuelu.
San Francisco, Sept. 3.—Fully four
thousand men, nearly overy ono of
whom carried nn American flag, inarched in procession this mon ing, having
turned out to celebrate labor day.
Pasadena, Sop,1. 3.—The lirst mooting of lho Pacific coast 8-hour league
was held hciv. yesterday, and was a
deoided succoss.
Amsterdam, N. Y., Sept. 3.—The
old Commercial hotol building, in this
city, was destroyed by liro early this
morning, ll wus built in 1830 at the
request of the Albany & Utiua Railwny Company, now tho jNew York
Central, and for a number of years wns
the restuurnnt station ot the road, It
has lately been used aa a tenement and
it was to be turn down. Tlie lire is
supposed to be   of incendiary   origin.
Lonuon, Sopt, 2.—Tin- principal
shipping coinpimieB have demanded
permission of tbo duck companies to
load and unload their ships with their
own men. The directors ml) uinkea
reply to the application nt noon tomorrow. The bucci'sb of tlie Hyde
Park meeting ou Sunday bus greatly
encouraged nud inspired strikes and
they have entered upon work today
with redoubled vigor. The organization is being improved, and better
methods adopted for the collection of
relief supplies, and their distribution
among the strikers' families. Negotiations with tho whiufJiiigBra and shipping merchants have heen resumed,
but, no further proposals have beon
made to the dock companies by the
strikers. The actual number of men
of other trades in London who have
struck work in sympathy with the
dock laborers within the hist three
weeks is 14,000,
London, Sept. 2.—The Oburter in an
editoral on the Behring sea question
says: Au American company could not
buy what Russia had not to sell, namely,
tho right of exclusive proporty in
Behring sea. Tho most unanswerable protest against Russia's claim to
Behring sea wns issued by President;
Pearce's administration,
..ui.r. Dvnutuw,
London, Sept. 2.—Three thousand
cotton looms have stopped in Blackburn, owing to bad business, i'
London, Sopt. 2.—Considerable dissatisfaction has boon developed within
the past few days in tho ranks of the
Irish party over Mr. PurneH's compact with Mr. Balfour, by virtue of
which Ireland is to secure tlie endowment of a Roman Catholic university.
Although nothing is positively known
of the consideration which Mr. Balfour wos promised in roturn fur this
concession, uu Irishman believes that
the tory chief secretary . is iiillooncod
by purely disinterested motives, nnd
thut a guid pro quoin the shape of a
proin'iBu of Irish support in some shape
for the lory plans exists, is generally
surmised, A long letter from Michael
Daviit iipponrs in tlio Pall Mall Gazette
tliis nfternoon, iu which that gentleman very severely condemns the whole
proceedings on the part of Mr Parnell
and ilioso who noted with bun, in giving countenance to the Irish university
scliemo of Mr. Balfour. Ils .>ccopt-
ance, ho Bays, by tho home rulo party,
places thom in a ridiculously gintoBque
light, and ihoy deliberately accept at
tho hands of the imperial parliament a
measure which, whatever may be Baid
of the merits, deals with a question
purely of local concern uud one which
mi Irish parliament nlono is com potent
to settle. If suoh a question, he Bays,
as the establishment and endowment
of u Roman Catholic uuiversit] in Ireland is not a proper subjoct, fnr legislation on tlio p.it. of ii home rub- parliament, then thoro is no sie li -ubjoct;
tho drpain < f nu Irish parliament is a
fantasy, and tlio homo rulo party
should disband To couple Willi such
a proposal a promiso of a measure of
homo rule for Ireland only intensifies
the greteequeuesa of the situation, for
it mny well bo asked whatBorl of home
rule can it he which excludes from tho
subjects with whicli it, is to deal a matter of Buch purely local concern us an
Irish university? It, io only too evident,
writes Mr. Davin, that the Parnellites hnvo boen entrapped by a cunning
enemy into affording them assistance
in their ondoavor to drag a red herring athwart the Onurso of homo rule
just as it is coming within "ie: t of   its
Sf. W. llllllillng Society.
Tho semi-annual genoral moeting
of tho New Westminster building
socioty was held at tho court house on
Saturday night, when the following
officers wore elected: Presidont; Geo.
D. Brymner; directors, Goo. Turner,
W. A. Duncan, R. F. Anderson and
John Sprott. , This gives tho Bociety a
completo now directorate. All the
other officers wero ro-clocted. The report of the secretary and treasurer
was rond, and Bhowed tho affairs of
the socioty to bo in a most satisfactory
condition. Tho mcraborship is increasing nnd thu drawings in future
will bo at mueh shorter intervals than
iu the past. VOLUME 34.
Weekly British Columbian
Weituesflay .MomiiiR, scjit. 4* iss;>.
(io'oi.i, ZV% Columbian, Sept. 2.)
Eighty iniiii attended tho Y. M. C. A.
service yesterday afternoon.
The str, Ritjiet loft for Victorin this
afternoon with a large load of frioght
and 30 passengers.
Spring salmon were running very
freely to but the grent mujurity of
the lish ".'  ■   white.
Mr.   '':'..   Ross  drew   the  winning
■numb'.:.:, tlie building  sooiety drawing on Saturday night.
I to Tbe Colombian, from
is tho Westminster Rillo
ilived safely.
I church service hist night,
perance meoting was held
■ liouse, which was ad-
Itev. Mr. Luons and others.
Tlie Lacrosse Match.
11 ad
tors on the
pt tho i
team j
a mas!
in the
are wil
tern, I
work i
Al tl
Geo. JD
or to,!
Bella (
club i,
at V.ii
very fa
suro I, •
Mr. '■
per Sm
reside i;
goods ij	
scow in tow of the str. Iris
will go iuto tho cattlo rnisi
long dn
iwi 11 block
nine hour ays-
to   push tho
will pay extra
tliis moruing
i wilh being
s'(hied 82,60
and Tom, a
lined   85' for
on :
juniors cricket
^^^^^^^_. Ciiiiti uis ciass
rci on Wodueuday, Al-
j i^ nt the gnmei the lads aro
I'l-i.)ora, and the inntoh is
jve interesting.
Fooks find family left for Up-
s to-day and in future will
ihoir fine ranch All tlieir
ohattels woro lalian up on a
 Mr. Fooks
a business
Tho lacrosse match on Saturday conclusively proved that the Westminster
team is equal to nny in the   province.
The Victorin tenm wns a  strong one,
aud the game was played with a spirit
of determination on both sides.   Westminster's homo  played  a  littlo weak
during the first two gnmos, and missed
many good chances of scoring.   In fact
Victoria should hnvo beon  bonten  in
five straight games, and would havo if
the Westminsters had played a  little
steadier.    The second gamo   lasted 40
minutes,  which   shows   how   hotly it
wns contested,   lt  wns not  till  the
third game that the  Royal  city men
began to loom up in good   shape   und
play scientific lacrosse, and tho fifth
game    was   the   prettiest    of    lhe
match.   In this game tho  home team
played all round its opponents,   doing
somo pretty town work and assaulting
the visitors' goals again and again. The
Westminster homo was now   fighting
the Victoria defence, tlio strength   of
tlieir icain, and the home   men  fairly
outplayed thoir  opponents  nt  every
point.    The noxt match will   bo Vancouver w, Westminster, and   if  practico is steadily maintained tlioro  i'r no
reason why tho Royal city team should
not again provo rioters,
(From Daily Columbian, Sept. 3.)
The railway bonus by-law passed its
first rending at the council meeting lust
Red spring Balmon did not nverngc
hnlf u dozen 11 the bint Inst niglit
though the white fish nre as plentiful
us ever.
A large quantity of iron, for uso on
llie North Arm bridges, wns tnken
down to tho North Arm yesterday by
tho str. Irving.
A sti'ii'ijio case.
A    C
Sing, '
the Hi.:
of fo:;;.
Cl'Olv:: I
Tho -
by etc ii
return :;
points limp, Ti
have the
city dnri
The if
toria i
iiaiiiuu,   named   Yen   Song
."".-od   beforo  Justico   Mc-
■  morning to bo tried under
:cdy trials net, on the charge
.    As no ovidence could be
for   iho   prosecution,   t'lo
1 u milk prosequi.
bration committee has mnde
its with the 0. P.R. where-
irsiouists   to   tlio Westminster
on   ■ 1 oolebration can  obtain
1 ■'       from Winnipeg   and all
rost nt single faro for the round
'his,important concession will
:>  effect of  attracting n   largo
of  oTorwesters  to the Royal
ing exhibition week,
foil siiip Norcross, due nt Vio-
xt month, has been  chartered
by Messrs. FindlKy,.Durham Ss  Brodie to loud a return cargo of salmon for
England.   The lleet for salmon, now
loading and to  arrive,   comprises: Titanic, Doris Brodorsen, ,J.   H.  Hus-
tede, Norcross, Lebur, Dochru. Owing
p to the Inrgo y:it:k of salmon, additional
tonnage is certain to bo required.
It is understood thnt tho difficulties
of the Suattlo, Lake Shore Ss Eastern
havo beon bridged over, and tliat funds
are now availablo for the prosecution
of tho work toward tho boundnry line.
The new superintendent of construction nod ihie' engineer huvo arrived
from thu east. It is expected that
oarly in the coining year tlio trains will
bo running over tho lino to Seattle.
John Nicholson, who has been a
resident of Westminstor for about 4
years, died at the Royal Columbian
hospital yesterday after a short illness.
Befoit, being roiuovod to tho hospital,
the decoi, , is  cured   for  by Mr.
Thus. Levi, "i rhe American hotel,
who g.tvo inn) every possible ooinfort,
and tended him like a brother. Nicholson camo iiooi Leckio'sCorners, near
Almonte, Ont., unit was about 46yearn
of ago. The dcoeasod waa a great favorito with ell who knew him, and Iub
funeral this afternoon was largely nt-
tended. Rev. Thos Scouler conduct-
'ed the services.
Early yeaterday murning Constable
Ti rlnine, nhile making his round on
Oolumbia street, was induced to follow
a mull who was acting in a rather suspicious   manner.     The   mun 'walked
Binartly round several blocks, followed
by the constable, who soon  got  tired
of that sort of thing and  closing  the
space betwoen thom   asked  the   man
whero he was  going.   Tho  mau   replied thnt it was nonoof the constable's
businoss, and as ho refusod to  speak
when   further    questioned,   Terhune
took him to tho lockup.   When nsked
his nnmo tho strange  individual   paid
no attention to tho question, and nothing would induce him to reply to  any
querys.   Constable Smith  nsked him
if lie wanted nny brenkfnst,   to which
ho replied, "No."   This morning Mr.
Atkinson, the polico   magistrate,   ordered a medical  examination  of  the
man, and Dr. I. M. McLean  and Dr.
DeWolf Smith composed tho  examining  board.     Tho  utmost endeavors
tailed to induce tho man to speak, and
they finally adjudged him iusane, and
ordered his commitment to the asylum.
From tho .time ho wns arrested  early
yesterday  morning   till   this  nfternoon,   when    he  was    removed  to
tho  asylum,   tho  mnn   neither   ate
nor  drank.    It  is suspected   he  is
only playing a pnrt, and that he is not
insane.   The man is uot a stranger to
the city, but he has never lived hore
auy length of time.   Ho is about 5
feet 10 inches high, well built, Inclined to be handsome, and wosra a  full
beard.   His name cannot he learned.
A   Miiriioroiin Airair between Soveral
Chinamen nt "twiners -Uniting wllh
Serious Uf suits.
Hourly liesineyi'il.
Yosterday morning ubout 2:30 o'clock
,ho watchman of the Moodyville Saw
jMill Co., nt Moodyville, discovered
pre on board the tug Leonora, which
wss lying ,.: the company's wharf. The
Wow were ul! aboard at the time and
leepiug soundly, and had it not been
or tho watchman's promptness the
learner would huvo been totally consumed and the crew probably roasted
pvo. The watchman gave the alarm
nil thou roUBod the sleeping men, and
ust in time, as the lira had ron.'hod
heir quarters. Buckets were brought
Iter a hard fight thn fire
but nut before tho most
..irks hud been destroy -
iriginatod in the boiler
i.,iug'nt from a spark
.ilo. The damage did
.no machinery and thu
repaired and ready for
the mul of the week.
,nto use anu
'SB Bull llUO.i,
<f till) tip j
d. Tho,
,00111, hav
irom ti;, .
ot ox:::.
'ork ni
,»t'i«i snlo,
__^^^^^_ 'state of the lute
||r. Loftus li. Moliiui's, by Mr. A.
|, Nelson, at the Oolonial Hotel mi
turd.:.',' night was well attended, and
io pricos renlizi .1, uo the whole were
ory satisfactory. Mrs. Mclnnes
lUghfc in tiio l'eaidouce ut $4,100, Mr.
. H. Webb purchased lots 12 und 8,
I, blook G, for $1,626 and 8975 re-
hoctfully. A qunrter section in town-
■Yip 3 ssid -o Mr. T. W. Gray nt $40
jir norn. Mr. D. R. Harris, of Victoria, bought 100 acres ill township 8
' $10 per ntiro, und another quarter
lotion in tiio same township for $5.50
aoi'o. il'r. W. Norman Bole
itight '10 aires in section 380, group
I nt ?8,50 per acre. Tho Port Moody
fes sold nt prices that surprised every-
Jo. Tho bidding on them was activo
!d the prices obtained ran frum $11
[',$120 per lot. Tho total amount
'ili/.ud by the snlo was $14,057.75.
ITIio  N. P. Ss  M. railroad intond
jiilding fifty miles  of  tho road west
Portago In Prairie this yonr.
A serious shooting and stabbing affray occurred at Ladners Landing yesterday afternoon, and which may ond
iu the death of ono   of   tho 'parties.
The  whole  troublo  was  confined to
Chinamen, and arose out of a dispute
over a small debt which Joe Lio claimed against another Chinaman  named
Ah  You.   The statements of the different   parlies  concerned aro conflicting, but the facts as noarly as can be
gathered are as  follows:   About 2:30
o'clock  yesterday  afternoon  Joe Lio
went tu Ah Yen's house nnd demanded the payment of the money duo him.
Ali   Yen  denied  that  he  owed Joe
money and  refusod  to pay.   A long
dispute followed, iu  which a number
of Ohinamen present took part,   Finally Joe Lio lost control of his temper
and going  up to  Ah Yen  drew a revolver and fired a shot through the letter's clothes, on the right sido. He then
placed the muzzle of the weapon close
to Ah Yen's left aide snd fired again.
The bullet entered the stomach, and
taking a downward direction passed
round the thigh bone snd finally lodged iu the flesh at the back of the
thigh.   Ah Yen fell to the floor, and
tho   would-be-murderer  fired    three
more shots ut the other Ohinamen,
but did  no  further damage than to
slightly wound ono  in the  left  leg.
Lie thou dropped  the revolver, aud
drawing  n  long  knifo  from his belt
lUti'inpted to commit suicide  by stabbing himself in  tho  oyo.   Two  vory
sui ions gushes wore indicted, but they
nro nut of a dangerous nature.   Tho
Ohinainon present ut the time Bay that
Lio thought  ho  had  killed Ah Yen,
and wished to suicide in ordor  to  escape bunging.      Constable Kirkland
wns informed of tho affair and promptly
arrested all parties concerned.   Thoy
were brought   tu   Westminster on tho
steamer   Rainbow   and   handed over
to   Mr. Moresby.   Ah Yon  was  removed to the  Royal  Columbian hospital, whoro his injuries weio attended
to by Drs. Bentley, Fagan and Smith.
Tho bullet was  successfully extracted
and everything pussiblo wns dono for
the woundod man's  comfort.   On examination it was found the skin had
been burnod and discolored  by tho
burning powder when the weapon was
discharged.   The man now lies in a
precarious condition.
Lie claims he wns assaulted by a
countryman named Tom Sing, nnd
that it was tho lattor who stubbed him
in thu fnco, and ho has also Jnid a
charge aguinst Ah Yon for alleged attempt to murder. Unless some of
thoso counter charges nro easily disposed of tlio caso will provo n knotty
one. Mr. Moresby, for tho crown,
swore out thu necessary informations,
Thu enso wus brought beforo Cuptnin
Pittendrigh, in tho district court, and
nt tho request of Mr, Moresby, ro-
mumlcd for eight days.
The Vancouver and Victoria papers
nro conspicuously silent on tho subject
of tho Victorin-Westminstor lncrosso
match. Perhaps tho result was too
much for them.
Tho str. Irving' loft for up river ports
this morning with a vory largo quantity of harvesting and threshing machinery aboard. She will go to Hope
on Thursday to bring down a band of
Semilkumeuii entitle.
The council has decided that tho
Oolumbia street flumo is to bo rebuilt
completely, and a perfeot job mnde of
tlie work. Foreman Forrest has tho
work in hand, and his practical knowledge of inntters of this kind ensures a
thorough job.
Chief Pearce is after draymen and
others who neglect to hitch their teams
uncording to thu provisions of tlio
streets and sidewalks regtllntion by-
Inw. Tun siiitiinonsos wero issued lo-
day und tho charges will be heard tomorrow morning.
Tin) necessity of moro street lamps
was referred to last night by Aid.
Reid at tho council meeting, and it is
probable tho light committeo will bring
in a report recommending an increase-
in the service. A lamp is badly needed directly iu front of the city hall.
Tho Bteamer Yoaemito arrived from
Victoria yesterday and mado a tour of
tho canneries on tho river, picking op
10,000 cases of salmon for shipment to
England. The Yosemite left for Vic-
toriu at 8 o'clock this morning. She
nill return iti a few days for another
There is a great mortality among
the provincial newspapors just now.
The Courier,' tho Guardian, und tho
Standard hnvo all gone under within a
few weeks of euch other, but still wo
seo others rushing cheerfully into the
breaches, and on to the cannon's
Tho park improvements aro now
progressing to the satisfaction of all,
and during the latt tew days tho con-1
tractor has made a wonderful change
in the appearance of the work, Sufficient clearing will bo finished by the
end of this weok to allow work on tho
raco course to bo commenced.
Says tho Montreal Gasseite: A
mnjority of the team coming from
British Columbia to the Dominion
rille matches nro old eastern Canadians
who, went west to bettor their circumstances. Before the construction of
the Canadian Pacific these young mon
would have had to take to Kansas or
Mr. Pickering, the celebrated expert on drainage, offers to look over
the city of Westminster and givo liis
opinion on drainage and sewerage matters, for the sum of $250. The council took tho offer into consideration
last night, and decided that tho amount
was a little too high for the city's fin
ances at preaent.
When the Indians on tho schooner
Jumos G. Swnn, which was seized in
Behring's Son, returned to the reservation at Neah bay, tho tribo celebrated tho ovent by indulging in n glorious
drunk. Chief Peter, tho owner, who
was aboard of the schoonor whon it
was seized, was thrown off tho wharf
by his son and nearly drowned. Several minor casualties are reported.—
"Life's not worth living," remarked
a well known drayman this morning.
"Betweon hitching posts and straps,
streets and sidewalks regulations, and
police regulation by-laws, a fellow has
got to be as learned and well posted as
one of them railroad lawyers, and if
he isn't the polico summon us and fine
us fivo dollars. I'm blowed if life's
worth living;" and he deftly beheaded a horso fly with his rawhide, and
drove slowly down Oolumbia street.
Mr. G. W. Gilley and Mr. Wm.
Teitjen left for Lillooet this afternoon
to inspect the Lillooet Hydrauho
Mining Oompany, in which they
are lsrgerly interested, The
company has been very successful in its operations so far, and a wash
up will bo made in a few weeks, from
whicli great things are expeoted. They
go by the way ot Ashcroft and Clinton
iu ordor to seu as muoh of lho country
as possible, and they expect to bo
absent about two weeks.
Mr, F. HiiBsoy, government ngent,
has favored tho Kamloops Sentinel
with a sample of poaches grown in the
garden of Mrs. denies, Sponces
Bridgo, and sont by that lndy to Mr.
Hussey as a present, The fruit is exceptionally fino in nppenrnnoo, is well
flavored, and hns ripened to perfection. It wus grown nnd riponcd iu tlio
open uir, and demonstrates vory eleur
With this month we are making some
important business changes, all in the
line of advantago to our readers and
advertisers.   Hereafter tho  prico  of
the Daily Columbian, in advance (delivered), will be:   for ono your, 87.50;
for six months, §4.00; for throe months,
$2.25; for one montli, 75 cents.     Tho
old corresponding  rules  were :   $10,
$5.25, 83, nud 90cts.; these rates will
only be continued when subscriptions
aro not paid in advance. Those who do
pay in advanbe, which is tho beat.way
for nil concerned, can tako advantage
of the  above quoted  popular  rates.
Weekly subscriptions for  papers  delivered iu llio city,   collected  at  the
end of overy woek, will  be  25 cents,
as   formerly      Wo   would   nsk   our
city  renders   generally  to  tnko  advantage   of   the   75  centa   a   month
rnte, in advance, so that wo inny eventually discard tho higher weekly rule.
The rate for The Daily Oolumdian
mi advance (mailed), will be, ftr tho
future : For one yonr, $0; six montlis,
$3.25; three mouths, $2.00.     The old
rates ~$8.00,   $4.25,   $2.25—will   bo
continued only in case of subscriptions
not paid iu ndiiinco.
With the tirst issue ill September
(to-uiori'oiv) The Weekly Columbian
comes out enlarged by two pages (making it now n twolvo page papor) nnd
otherwise improved, nnd it ia our intention to still further enlnrgo nnd improve lho Weekly in tho courso of a
few months, making it tho largest and
best weekly paper in the province.
The Weekly is n splendid paper to
send to your-friends abroad, and thereby do them a good turn and advertise |
tho city and provinco nt the same time.
The lowered prico of tho Daily will
enable subscribers to get both pnpors
now for losa tlinn the Daily alone cost
bofore. Wo will givo tho Weekly
from now until tho end of 1890—a
year and four months—for $2.00, the
nmount of a year's subscription.
Wo aro arranging for an increase of
staff, and will have specinl correspondents ut Victoria nnd Ottawa during
the sesBions this winter. Other features will nlso bo introduoed, which our
renders cannot fail to appreciate, and
which will mako The Columbian,
bo'h daily and weekly, the best nnd
most valuable papers in the province.
Now is the tirno to subscribe, .and
to givo everyone an opportunity to do
so, wo intond for u week or so, beginning with this issue, to distribute large
numbors of oxtra copies throughout
the city and district. Everyone receiving these will see tho advantages
they will miss by nut becoming subscribers at once.
Advertisers who wish to reach a vary
lurgo circlo of readers throughout the
city, district and province, cannot do
better than to rush in their specinl advertisements at once.
Iu The Weekly Columbian of this
weok will be found an extended notice,
to which wo would call.the attention of
our Weekly subscribers and those who
would like to become such.
The Columbian's motto is, "First
oi Burst," and we shall make that
good ngninst all comers.
Paid for Ills Berth.
While Constable Smith was taking a
midnight stroll last night he came upon a Stickeeri Indian named Charley,
who waa spending the night alfresco
in an empty wagon, Charley was well
louded with gin inwardly, and refusod
to widk, so the constable took him ou
his back and marched to the lockup.
During tho walk Charley fell asleep,
soothed by the inusicitil voico of the
constable and on arriving at tho
civic hotel tlio noblo Stickeen refused
to waken. A sudden dump into the
sand, however, roused him, and he
consented to occupy berth No. 3 on
the first flat for which he paid $5 this
Tlie Bla liriiiu.
Chief of Police Pearce lias carefully
and minutely examined the Salvation
A.nny big drum, patches, cords and
drumsticks, nnd, after boiling dov-i:
the results 'jf his investigation, care-'
fully skimming the light surface mutter, nud scientifically analyzing the
residue, he finds the thunders of the
Instrument a public nuisance, und dc
ohuva it should be suppressed. Tlie
chief advises tlie ot uncil tb consult tko
legal fraternity on tlie best menus of
stilling the noise, probably thinking it'
the legul thumb rs nre put in opposition to the Sulviitioti inus'c, the ri,up
sody of lhe former will finally suppress
the medley uf lhe lattor. Lio the light'
begin; it will be a glorious contest,
lhc Violot (Iiillil.
of works or some
Somo eighty-five  members   of   the
Violet Guild camo  over from  Vancuuver this morning, by special invitation of Bishop and Mrs.  Sillitoe,  and
spent the day at  St.   Mary's  Mount,
Sappoi'ton.   The early morning threa
etied rain, but before  noon  the  sky
brightened and the weather turned out
to bo nil thut the picnickers could   do-
sire.   The day wns spent most pleas-
iiiitly, games,  swinging,   tennis  and
other amusements being provided  for
the pleasure of the  little  ones.   The
table cloths were spread ou the  lawn,
and tho bountiful spread  provided by
the host and hostess was not  the lea-t
delightful part of the day's enjoyment.
During the afternoon the  membors of
the guild were gathered together  nnd
sang a number of hymns, after  wliich
they wero addressed by  the  bishop.
The party returned  to Vancouvor  by
the 4 o'clock train moro thun  pleased
with tho  day's  outing.   Tho  Violot
Guild, whicli, by the way, is so named
in honor of Mrs. Sillitoe, thoir patron,
is composed entirely  of  little  misses
and youug Indies, and it is snid to  be
iu a most flourishing condition.
(Jit) council.
Tho city council mot at 8 o'clock
Inst night for tho transaction of business. Present—Aldermen Cnlbick,
McPhaden, Jaques, Cunningham,
Curtis, Reid, Shiles and Keary.
His worship  Moyur  Towineud in
man of the  board
other person.
Aid. Jaques said it waa a pretty bad
job, and ho wus very Borry it had happened. Aid. McPhaden was drawing
the long bow when he said $2,000.
Tho trouble was the inspector could
not stay nnd watoh the contractors all
the time, and that was how the defective work happened.
Aid. McPhaden Btill maintained
it would cost $2,000 to make a good
job of it.
His worship thought the city had a
good ease against the contractors.
Aid. Shiles said the engineer's plans
were perfect, but the contractors did
not carry out tho work according to
specifications; there hnd beon gross
negligence somewhere.
Aid. Reid unsof thu opinion that
nothing could he said against the engineer's plans; they were ua good as
tiny could be.
Aid. Cunningham thi ught the  contractor should bo made to  pay for the
damage done, and he  hoped   that  in
futuro all contracts would   be   carried'
f out iu tho strict, st manlier.
Aid. Curtis did not' waut uny patchwork ou this flume; it had to bo made
a perfeot job or it would cause great
damage before th-: winter is over.
Thoro had been gross curlessness displayed somewhere, and lie wanted to
know how tho boani of works intended*
I to finish the'job.
Aid. Cunningham explained that-
I the whole fiuiue would have to be
j : :iken up and re'uiid.
Aid. Curtis  seconded   by Aid. Calbick, moved thu board uf works be in-
I strucied to mako a thorough job of the.
j flume.    Carried.
Erooi N. li. Giuivreiiu, city engineer, enclosing report of amount of
work done on the Park lane improvements.
' Aid. Jaques said there seemed to he
a burst up nmong the contractors, and'
he did not know how the job wns going'
to turn out. The work so far was unsatisfactory, but nothing could be done-
until tho time limit expired.
His worship said the board of works-
would have tu lake the contract over
and fall back ou the bocdsiueii.
Aid. Jaques thought it would be a
good idea to relievo the contractors.
On motion the deik wns instructed
to notify the bondsmen that they will
bo held responsible if the work is not
Manahan   it   Iticlienbuch,   $47.69:
Jas. Ellard, $580;   Jas.   O'Hiillorun,
810;   J. A. Gordon, $25,    Wing You,
Jus. Ellard it-Co.. §176.23;   H.
Keep to the Left.
Complaints are made that the "law
of the road," ss established by the
Btreets and sidewalks by-law recently,
is not generally observed or apparently
understood, although the by-law was
published and copies distributed sa
well. The regulation is that drivers
of vehicles should keep to their own
left of the roadway in passing, uud it
is hoped thst everyone conoerned will
mako a note of this and govern themselves accordingly.
Tlmt Important Appendage.
The World hns shifted again on the
superintendent of provincial police
question, but will not oome out
squarely and acknowledge the vacancy
must bo filled, and that tho fittest
candidate Bhould receivo the appointment. The Columbian supports Mr.
Moresby for ono reason only, namely,
that bo is tlie best qualified by experience  to  hold   tho  office,     Tho
...^  ,     World is n littlo iistrny concerning Mr.
Iv the adaptability of thoolimatn of tbo I Moresby's duties.    Ho is governor of
m^^m-m*^^^^"^^ t]le pj-iiviiicuit gaol, anil as suoh is res
ponsible fur the discipline of the institution. But at the samo, timo ho is
expected to du outsido duty as ' woll,
often boing forced to absent himself
from tlio city for a woek or more to
perform the duties the late ohief of police was unequal to. Mr. Moresby, on
more than one occasion, haa been called into requisition to work up cases
on Vancouver Island, and had his
Borvicos boen more generally brought
into uso tho ends of justico would
hnvo boon much better served. Ono
of tho last things Mr. Roycroft did
boforo leaving was to order Mr, Mures-
interior for fruit oulture. Tliis is tl
first fruiting of thu trees, and it is
needless to say Mrs. Clonics is very
proud of tho result of her experiment.
Our old friend Mr, Hogben, who it
will bo remembered saved so many
livos in the few short months he lived
in the royal oity, nearly met with hfs
death at Vancouver, on Sunday, in tlio
briny olomont of which ho is so fond.
Ho and two othor gentlemen wont out
for a sail, but had not proceeded 50
yards whon tho main Bail boom got
tangled in Mr. Hogben's coat sloovo,
nnd before lio could extricate himself
the craft wu3 swept broadside to tho
wind and upset by a passing squall.
Mr. Ilogliun wna oarried under the
water liy tho boom and only managed
to reach the surface by effoiti almost
Job printing of all kinds neatly done,
at the Columbian offioo. i'rioos will ho
found as low as at any other office In
the provlnoe.—Adv.
by to do no inoro outside work, n very
unwise movo, ns lho latter was then
at work on nn important Indian enso
thnt would certainly have resulted in
bringing sevornl murderers to justice.
It is not fair to expect a mnn to hold two
offices nml givo both ull tho caro they
desorvo, and it will bo a bad day for
justice if Mr. Moresby ia shelved lo
mako room for a leas compotont man.
the cha   ^^^^^^^^^
The clerk read Alderman Keary's
declaration of office. Received and
From Dr. I. M. McLean, henlth
officer, enclosing report and announcing that tiio Poplar Island quarantine
had been raised. Reoeived nnd filed.
From F. O. 'Vernon, chief oommis*
aioner of lands uiul works, enclosing
crown grant of lot 17, block 7, suburban.
On motion it was decided thnt this
block bo subdivided nud sold by public
auction, the proceeds to go to recompense the council for its outlay for
the west ond school lot
Froih Richards, Haywood &, Mackintosh, instructed by the owners of
lots 14, 16 and 16, block B, Victorin
gardens, claiming $200 damages for
earth removed from said lots.
The clork was instructed to reply
stnting that the city is not responsible
for tho damage.
From Chief of Police Pearce, re.
John Andrezjewski's clsim for damages by team being frightened by Salvation army and running away, reporting that the team was not hitched but
tlio reins tied to the brake, contrary
to the provisions of Ihe strooti and
sidewalks by-iaw; also reporting that
ho considered the lug drum a nuisance;
also asking for a copy of tho police
regulations by-lnw 1889.
Referred to Iho policu committoe.
From Jas, Ellard, officer in charge
of the Poplar Island quarantine, enclosing report.    Recoived nud filed.
From It. J. Boll, asking permission
to lay down building material on Clem-
ent and Carnarvon streets.
Leave granted under tlie usual conditions. p
From John E. FreoSOj calling attention to the necessity of n drain   on lho
street running from Dufferin to Bushby
I stieets, between iUrs, Brighouse's pro
I perty aud his.
I    Ant. Curtis thought  tiio  board  of
I works should put on a good gang of
■ '.ii and fio such little jobs as thia.
Aid. Jaques reported that more mnn
hnd been ndded to the gang.
Referred to the board of works to
roport on,
From Richard Pickering, sewerage
engineer, odbring to confer wtth tiio
city on ail matters pertaining lo drain-
ngo for $250.
Tho clork wns instructed to reply
that the oity is not in a position to don)
with sewerage matters yet.
From Jnuios Kennedy, architect in
charge oi Powell block, calling attention to tlio danger arising to Front
street property from t|ie mime serosa
Oolumbia sfreot as ut present com
Aid. MoPhnden snid it was certain
thut thoro had been negligence suiue-
whero; lhe flume had cost $860, and
would likely cost 82,000 before it was
complete; he wanted to know wheie .,„„..„,„ .„
the blnmo lay, whether with the choir-1 dian shoal.
T. Reid Ss Co,, $70.50; J. R. Deane,
$0.25; Telegraph Co., 83.20; British
Columbian, $136.59;   D. Lyn! &■ Co.,
Tho park committee reported recommending thnt, $200 be paid the park
contractor; $1000 to T. Ackerman for
exhibition building nnd $600 for the
contractors for work on the exhibition
ground sheds.   Adopted.
Aid. Reid roported thnt there were
sevornl applications in for more lamps,,
and the lamp committee would bring.
in a report on tho subject shortly.
Aid. Outiiiingharo reported thnt excellent progress had heen made on the-
park improvement i, nnd tenders for-
tho race course nill be culled thie-
Aid. Curtis asked when the board of
works intended to improve John st.
Aid. Jaquea replied tlmt it would bo-
ntteuded to ns soon as possible.
Aid. Cunningham introduced the-
railway bonus by-law, which was read
a first tune.
Futther time was granted to introduce the wntei' frontage bylaw.
On motion Aid. Kenry was added-
to tbe finance, water and park conv
mitteos, and that he take Aid. Scoullar's respective positions ou .■ aid committees.
The board uf works reported, recommending that tiie tonder  of  Jus. M.
Wise   fur   cribbing Douglas street be-
Aid. Curtis hoped Mr. Wiso would
mako a better job of this contract'
than of tho McKonzio street cribbing.
Aid. Jaques explained that tho Mo-
Kenzio street work had to be performed in a hurry and under the circumstances o better job could hardly
be dono.   The report ,ras adopted.
Movod by Aid. McPhadden, seconded by Aid. Keary. that the board of
works eubmit for approval to this
council all street improvements, before
tenders being called for same. Carried.
On motion tho fire committee'was--
instriictod tt> inspect and remove if
possible u wooden Btroot-ufe in the rear
of brlok building occupid ly Chinamen un Fruit street,
The liquor license amendment by-
wns roud u rirst time. H0M
tee of thu u
miasioners by-law.
A disputo aroso
nnmo the c iitimi
or lhc rai ipaycrs,
cido, and on
tlie committ
gless and as)
loan: sometl
Aid.    .Jaques"
would introduce
the lniids,nulu by
Aid, Ctinningl
he would iiitrodi:
late the election
Aid.   Curt
leiil)    tl;
■Md.   Curtis
in to
■ com-
V hould
the .' luncil
s a ques-
mcil to de
fit again,
that ho
uj lav    to rcgu-
10 railway bonua
notice that he
would introduco a by-law to define the
duties and fix the salaries of the watei
Tho council llieii adjourned till noxi
Monday uight.
A   heavy  ox)
Friday  in  the
Beleyis powder»
killing two mer
Snult Betheii.
ilosion occurred last
packing-room of the
oiks, Chambly, Que.,
, -'as. Fnneault and
The Doniinn'ii government fishing
steamer Cruiser has gone to St. Joseph's Islnnd, where American fishermen nro snid to bo poaching on Cann- VOLUME S4.
WfcEKLY British Columbian j
Judicious AdVL-rtlsiiiie-
Wednrsduy "Uurulus. Ans. 98,
(From Daily Columbian, Aug. 23.)
The Gladys left for Chilliwack this
morning with 30 tons of freight and
£5 passengers.
The str. Rainbow left for Victoria
iuis morning with IS passengers and a
lull load of farm produce.
The steamer Dunsmuir left for Vancouver and Nnnnimo today with 20
passengers and n full load of fnrm pro-
Tho Canadian Pnciiic Railway Com-
pony's earnings for the week ending
.Angust 14th nre $312,000; same week
bust year, $269,000. Tile ahovo doos
not include earnings on the Southonst-
The catch of spring salmon last
uight though largo was not very profitable, as 70 per cent, of the fish were
white. All tho red tish caught are
shipped to Montreal, but it is most
difficult to dispose of the whito Balmon
The Ferndale property owners have
ottered tho Bennett Railroad Company
aa bonus of $2,000 and 120 acres of land
to touch at thnt town on tho way to
JMew Westminster. . Lynden will also
offer a bonus even larger. No auswer
Has beeu given by Mr. Bennett.
The Royal City Pinning Mills Co.,
■of this city, ia sending a fino exhibit of
cedar and maplo panels, doorB and
carved posts to tho Toronto exhibition. The grain and quality of our
Britisli Columbia timber is certain to
he a revelation to must easterners.
Between road making, land clearing
and huuso building, thnt portion of tho
oity near and ou Queen's park presents
a very busy appearance. Of all por-
lions of the city this quarter has made
-ihe most substantial and noticeable
progress during the past six months.
A private letter received in Victorin
contains the information of the death
.3, few days ago at Helena, Montana, of
the popular young actor, Holmes
<Jrovcr, jr., who was well known here
•ind on the coast generally. The cause
-at death was suffocation, but the details were not given.
The first exhibition under the auspices of the Inland Agricultural Association of B. C., will be held at Ashcroft on the 10th of Ootober next.
The prize list and programme will soon
to ready for distribution, und we learn
(Ant over $600 hundred dollars will be
-distributed in prizes.
About   twenty  immense  northern
canoes, packed with West Coast, Fort
Rupert and Fort Simpson Indians and
; their goods, loft for the uorth to-day.
• The occupants of several of Ihe canoes
Kirere l'atheads, a race of Indians that
;»«e -becoming   scarcer  overy    year.
ySome of  the  canoes wero very Inrgo
aod would  easily uccomudate 30 or 40
JTho funeral of the lata  Mrs.   Flet-
" shet, nt Victoria, was largely attended
i. on Monday morning.     Many frienda
" assembled at the   cathedral, where
I   Fathers Van Novel and Mandart con-
■   ducted  the  religious  services.    The
pallbearers wore :   Lieut.-Col.   Wolt-
-anden, J. Rolond Hett, Wm. Dorman,
Oharles Lombard, F. S. Barnard, M.P.,
and Liout. Gaudet.
The Mail says: British Columbia
■will have a strong shunting team at
Ottawa this year. Henry and John
■Chamberlain, formerly of tho 43rd
rifles of thia city, and A. F. Cotton,
formerly of the G. G. F. G., hnve won
-places iu the lirst livo in the B. C.
R. A. grind aggregate, thus being entitled to conic on the provincial team
-to the D. R. A. meeting; so has
another former Ontario marksman,
■this being Proud, late of the 37th.
Capt. Benson, of tho American sealing schooner James G. Swan, which
returned to Port Townsend Inst wook
from Behring's son, reports that Hall
^fc Goepel's sealing schooner Juanitu
was captured nn July 31st, with 600
skins, nnd sont to Sitka. Capt. Benson was told by the officers of tho revenue cutter that there woro between
forty and fifty sealing vessels in Behring
sea, and that the Rush could not afford to place a prizo crew aboard each
The World regrets to learn lhat ex-
Mayor James Fell.- of Victorin, is
dangerously ill. It is earnestly to be
lioped that death will spare so shining a mark. Mr. Fell is essuutially
an upright gentleman. Ho has peculiarities, it ir, true, and his strong
belief in Spiritualism haa rather
changed the current of his life, but ho
has always been a kind friend, a good
neighbor uud a progressive citizon.
Should ho unhappily pass away from
earth, Victoria would mourn hor big-
hearted ex-mayor and the poopio a
truly honest man.—IForld.
The Mirth Arm Bridges.
Mr. I). McGillivray, the contractor
for tho pier work on the North Arm
bridges, "ni in tho city to-day, and report! ' . the piling and pior work
portiniio of the contract are finished.
The San Francisco Bridgo Company
is now engaged in constructing the
iron portion of tho bridge, and excellent progress is being made. From
present indications it ia likely the remainder of tho work will be rapidly
accomplished, nnd the bridges will bo
open to the public at an earlier date
than was thought possible a montli
If the Westminster celebration ia
not well attended, it will not be for
want of proper advertising. Mr. Mackintosh, the wide-awake secretary, today mailed copies of the poster to
every city of importance in Washington and Oregon, to every station on
the C. P. R. between this city aud
Winnipeg, and to Montreal, London,
Hamilton nnd Toronto. If nothing
else results from these posters, they
are certain to prove n splendid advertising scheme for tho city, and it is
bound to placo tho name of Westminster prominently before hnlf of the
continent as a go-ahead, enterprising
and liberal community.
Dislocated Ills shouliler.
Last night Capt. Grant, of the str.
K do K, whilo proceeding up Clinton
street on his way homo, in the darkness stumbled againBt a piece nf timber, lying at the side uf the rond, nnd
fell heavily, dislocating his left shoulder. Although suffering intense pain,
Capt. Grant continued his way home
and did not call in medical assistance
till this morning, when he found the
accident much more serious than he at
first supposed. Dr. Fagan and Dr.
I. M. McLean were summoned, and
the dislocation was successfully reduced. The accident will prevent
Capt. Grant from returning to duty for
a couple of weeks, at least, and possibly longer.
 .  m   , .
The Chickens Recovered.
It iB generally supposed that tho
Chinese do all tho chicken stealing,
but this is a mistake. A couple of
weeks ago one of our well known citizens lost five chickens, aud a few
days later nino more disappeared, which
were all he had. Yosterday he happened to pass a certain yard and saw
some chickens that looked like the lost
onea. He enquired who they belonged to and the person within replied that they were her's. "That's
what I want to know," replied the
questioner, "for if they are not yours
trouble will follow." Upon this the
woman opened the gate and drove the
chickens out, admitting they did not
belong to her.
The Taunt Post.
John McLennan, of Vancouvor,
gave us a call this morning.
John E. Insley, of the Lelund house,
Vancouvor, was in town to-day.
Goo. Porcival, representing Greone
& Co., of Montreal, was ill the city today.
The Vancouver IPoriu! knuckleB
down to the following: "It is semiofficially announced that the office of
supt. of provincial police is to bo abolished, and a considerable saving thereby effected by the province. Such an
official so far as the mainland is concerned, was more ornamental than useful, and we commend the action of tho
government in cutting off this unnecessary appendage to ita  apron strings."
Perhaps tho World will riso and explain in what way tho office of superintendent of provincial police ia more
ornamental than useful on tlie mainland, nnd why, if it is useless on the
mainland, but useful on the island and
northern coaat, it ahould be abolished
altogether. Everyone will acknowledge lhat the late chief of provincial
police fulfilled his duties very imperfectly, but at the same timo
there is no reason tu suppose his successor would not do much bottor
Tho id„a of the government abolishing
the offico in question iB ill-advised,
and it would, we believe, be an injudicious step. With a long atretch of
coast populated by the very worst class
of Indiuns, nnd with only a few constables scattered over many hundreds
of miles, and thoao to be left to manage
difficult and dnngerous cases without
assistance and advice from nn experienced head, would simply result in
giving the natives full awing to do as
thoy pleaae. The -'useless appendage," as tho World calls the superintendent nf provincial police, is really
ono of tho moat important officers in
the provinco, and those who best understand the situation considor that
the abolishment of this oflice would be
a dangerous and impolitic move.
Tho Campbell Inquest.
Mr. Coroner Ferris returned from
Sumns Inst evening, whore ho was summoned to hold an inquest on tlio body
of tho lato Wm. Campbell, J.P., who
was accidentally killed by a fall from
tho back of a mule. Mr. FerriB reports
having met with a very rough experience. He employed en Indian to paddle him across Sumas Lake. It was
noarly dusk when they lett tho shoro,
and in a short time nothing was to be
observed but tho darkness itself. Tho
Indian, howover, continued paddling
moat steadily,till 10 o'clock, when hu
announced that he waa loat and had no
idea aa to his whereabouts. The night
was most unpleasant, but there was
nothing better to do than to land and
woit for morning. This wss done, nnd
with the aid of a large fire the weary
houra were spent in semi-comfort.
About 4 o'olock in the morning a couplo of farmers wero nttraotod to the
Bpot by the firo, and thoy undortcok
to pilot Mr. Ferris to his destination.
In order to reach tho houae Mr. Ferris
was obliged to wade a slough and in
bo doing was wns wotted to- the skin,
ln this condition he was forced to remain for two hours.
On arriving at the residence of tho
deceased, Mr. Ferris swore in a jury
and the inquest wna oponed. Dr,
Henderaon, of Chilliwack, made tho
poet morten examination, and pronounced that the nook uf tho deceasod
had boon dislocated, presumably by a
fall. Much ovidonce wns takon, at tho
conclusion of which tho jury brought ill
a vordict to tho effeot that the deoenaed
camo to hia dooth by falling from tho
back of hia mule, the rosult of nn ocoi-
dont. Tho funeral of the late Wm.
Campbell took placo on Monday, and
was veiy largely attended.
Dlrnhar'e CflStOrl-B.
POliCfc Court.
Belore T. C. AtklnBon, P. M.
Wm. Saunders, a half-breed, was
charged with supplying liquor to an Indian named George. Constablo Billy,
oi ihe Indian p lice, had tho honor of
making Saunders a prisoner, and also
had the pleasure of pocketing $25 tor
his share of tho work in bringing the
wrung doer to justice.' Saunders denied the charge laid ngninst him, but
the evidence wus sufficiently strong to
justify hiB honor in imposiug n fine of
$50 mid $4 costs.   The fine was  paid.
Jim, n Langley Indian, with a smilo
on his faco as fresh and pretty as the
flowers in May, and a twist in his
noso that gave him a striking resemblance to n circus clown, admitted that
he had been drunk. Fined $5 and advised to leave forthwith for Langley,
wliich he faithfully promised to do.
Harry, a Fort Douglas Indian, managed to get left behind when the rest
of hia tribe returned home, and taking
a fit of the "bluos" in consequence had
resorted to the flowing bowl to recover
hia spirits. When arrested by Constablo Dominy, Harry wns making the
welkin ring with his barbaric songs of
deeds he intended to accomplish when
a sufficient load of firewater had been
taken aboard. But his good intentions
woie knocked on tho head Ivy tho constable, who placed him in tho lockup.
Harry was fined in ull $30, which lie
paid without a murmur.
Late Canadian News.
The four-year-old son of W. H.
Baker wns drowned in tho Lake of tho
Woods nt Rat Portage Monday.
The Roman Catholic clergy of Quebec have inaugurated a crusado against
Sunday excursions, und nro likely to
stamp out the innovation.
Tho annual meeting of tho Ontario
rifle association opened Monday afternoon at Toronto. All the crack shots
iu the province nro iu attendance.
Soveral fires occurred in Toronto on
Monday. Tho biggest was at Grant's
lithographing establishment. Tho
stock wns damaged $5,000, and the
building $10,000.
The new steel steamship Manitoba,
of the O. P. R. fleet, mado a trial trip
yesterday, in which she showed herself to be far superior to her Bister
ships the Athabasca and Alberta.
An euormouB flow of natural gas
was struck Monday at Youwell, Bertie
Township, a few milos from Port Col-
borne, Ont. Experts estimate the
yield to be ovor 12,500,000 feot per
The officers of the queen's own of
Toronto, Ont., met Monday night
and ohoso Major Hamilton as commanding oflicer. A resolution of regret at the retirment of Col. Allen waa
Boarding house keeper nnd Section
Foreman Ostrander, of Parrywood,
Man., Bent his wife to Rat Portage
last week to pay somo accounts and
gavo her $300. She took the train
for Vancouvor, and Ostrander and tho
merchants were left in the cold. It is
said she left with the foreman of tho
gang under Ostrander.
The Railway Pcllllon.
Editor Columbian. — That humble
potition from a most respeotablo minority
of the rate and taxpayers of tlio royal
city is a rare document. Thero arc some
very conservative ideas in it. Ono would
imagine that the petitioners are very well
satisfied with their environment: they
don't socm at all anxious for fresh developments; they remind mo very much
of a man who spent tho best part of his
early days hunting up a govornment billet, and when at last he succeeded ho
folded his arms and exclaimed, "That
the world might wag for all ho cared, his
bread and butter was Biire, whether
school kept or not."
The moss-backs arc not all dead yet.
I met a man the other day, and iu talking about this Southern Railway question he snid "he would not givo a oont
to get tho Southorn Railwny; if the people of WeBtmlnster would wait a whilo
they would have two or threo railways
without paying any bonuses, and as for
a bridge and ferry to connect tho city
with tlio farming districts, tho city could
get along very well without tho farmers."
This very individual ban been lucky
enough to sell oil' bis long kopt roal estato
through tho boom which tiio Southorn
Railway agitation created, and having
accomplished his heart's desire through
the means of lho Southern Railway
boom, he now talks in that way. Selfishness in no name for il.
It is all very well fru- those, who have
used the "muok-rako" to advantago to
fold tlieir arms in selfish inaction, but
tho "new chums" who havo como
amongst us old sluggish pioneers will uot
bo satisfied to eke out a niiscralilo existence amongst a low old tight-fists.
They will either leave us, all alonu in our
miltty glory, or they will brush us out of
the way like so many cobwebs, and the
place that knows us know, will soou
know us no more.
There is such a thing as boing penny-
wise and pound-foolish. A free ferry connecting New Wostminstor with the garden spot of B. C. would bo well worth
$150,000, and had I the indisputable authority, I would bridgo tho Eraser opposite the old royal city nnd lot the railways go to Jericho.
Iiu Routo ror lhc Hop fields.
Tho Port Townsond Argus says tho
regular annual tour of tho Indiana to
tho hop Holds of the Puyallup Valloy is
now being mudo. For several days
past thoso from tho resorvntiotis along
tho Sound hnvo boon coming in, and
to-day a hundred ounces enmo down
from British Columbia. Thoro woro
hero Sunday and yosterday 40 canoes,
which avorugo eight Indians each,
moking a total of 3,200 Indians. Thero
nre a groat many squaws and ohildrop.
During their visit horo they havo visited the fruit and candy alines and been
unci customers.
(From Daily Columbian. Aug. 23.)
The str. Irving left for up-river
ports this morning with 40 passengers
and 20 tons of merchandise.
Tho board of works will shortly oall
for tenders for laying Bidownlks on
some of tlie principal Btreets.
Alderman W. H. Keary mado his
declaration of offico and qualification
before Mayor Townsond luBt night.
The str. Rithet left for Victorin
this morning with 30 passengers, 30
tens farm produce und 40 tona of
freight ox-C. P. R.
The meeting of tlio council callod
for lust night did not take place, there
not being a quorum. The meotmg
was adjourned till noxt Monday night.
At thu police court this morning a
Fort Rupert Indian named Tommy
was fined §5 for being drunk, and n
woman named Bello Moore was fined
$15 and cobIb for being an inmate of a
houso of ill-fame.
The ballaBt brought by tho barque
C. C. Funk will be utilized on tho sawdust portion of Douglas Btreet, betweon
Columbia and Front streots. To facilitate matters tho vessel has been
moved up to Ewon'a wharf.
Spring salmon averaged nearly 40 to
tho boat last night, but as usual the
large proportion of tho fiah were white.
On Monday tho cohoo nets will be
brought into use, nnd several of the
canneries will commence operations
The date of the grand procession,
to be held during the celebration, hns
been changed from October 2nd to
October 3rd. This will be a more convenient date, aB the great crowd will not
be present till the second day of tho exhibition, and all parties concerned are
certain to appreciate the change.
The Hyack'a hoso reel team will bo
out to-night in full forco for practico.
Tho subscriptions to send the team to
take part in tho Tncoma tournament
are not coming in very fast, but the
biys are not discouraged and are sticking to work just tho same as if $1,000
wero already in the compnny'B coffers.
The str. Alki has boon added to the
Portland-British Columbia steamship
line, making three vessels in all now
running on the route. Is is only a few
months ago since there was scarcely
enough work for one vessel, and now
throe are kept very busy. This is
another instance of how business can
be created.
Another Ornament.
A one eyed horse has haunted Columbia street for the past ten daya,
undiaturbed by the polico, and even
the society tor the prevention of cruelty to animals has not stepped iti and
prevented the animal from gorging itself on crookery crates and waste paper. If the horae was attractive in
appearance, or genial and good natured
in manner, few would object to its presence, but as it ia ugly, vicious and extremely ill-tempered, the pclico should
persuade the owner to remove it a few
blocks further up town.
Another seized scaler Escapes.
A Bpecinl despatch to The Columbian, from Victoria, soys the sealiug
Bchooner Juanita, which waa aeized by
the V. S. revenue cutter Rush in Behring's Sea a few weeks ago, passed
Race Rooks lighthouse at 11 o'clock
this morning bound for Victoria. The
Juanita was robbed of all hor seal
skina by tho Rush, and a prize crow
put aboard to pilot her to Sitka. The
captain of the achooncr, however, no
sooner got out of sight of tho Rush
than he took possession of his vessel
again and headed for home, bringing
tho prizo crew along.
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To Lend Lumher.
The barque C. C. Funk, Cupt.
Glasor, of San Franoisoo, arrivod from
the Royal Roads last night in tow of the
tug Active, and will load lumber nt
the Royal City Mills ■ for Australia.
The C. C. Funk is only 513 tons register, but she is built on the now American model for lumbor currying, nud
will take away 750,000 foot. She is a
neat looking vessol and is snid to be
a fast sailor. After discharging ballast, whicli will tuko a couple of days,
tho Funk will commence taking cargo aboard, a portion of which is cut
nnd ready on tho wharf. About 15
duys will bo occupied ill loading.
line Wheal field.
Mr. Thos. Thirhill, a woll known
nnd successful farmer of Lulu Island,
guvo The Columbian a cull to-duy.
Ho reports harvesting well advanced
on Lulu Island, but in aomo instances
operations havo beon interfered with
by tho unsettled weather. Many of
the fiirmera have threshed, and nil report moat autlsfactory yields. Mr.
Thirhill tried nu experiment with fall
wheat last autumn, and the results
havo beon even bottor than wore anticipated. He sowed 14 ucreu lust fall
and whon the spring opened thuslioots
soon made their appearance and continued to flourish till harvest time. A
few days ago the wheat was threshed,
and on measuring it was found the
yiold avoragod 05 busholB to the acre,
which, though largo, would have
boon still greater but for tho
drought in July. Mr. Thirhill comos
from York county, Out., and ho Bays
ho reaped a larger crop from this 14
acres than he would have got from 50
acres in Ontario. It is probablo foil
seeding will be adopted on a larger
acalo all through tho district as soon as
it is known tho tests havo boen successful,
Brazier, arrested at Moosejnw,
charged with committing murder in
Montana, was brought in Tuoaday
night from the wost by Sheriff Oarth-
ley, of Milea city, Mont. Brazier has
wuived extradition proceedings snd
will go back and stand his trial,
Admiral  llenenge   Orders a   German
llaiuue to Leavo  ftiquliuult,
which Order it Refused.
A fiery Gorman ship muster, suffering desperately from an attack of great
personal importance, hns hnd Iub vessel removed by Admiral Henoage from
Esquimalt harbor. The facts are substantially ub follows: Tho Gorman
barquo Hustedo nrrivod from Cardiff,
on the 30th of July, consigned to Rob-
ort Wnrd & Oo., of Victoria, having as
cargo 1,900 tons of Welsh coal for the
navy. ThiB had boen discharged at
tho navul coal jetty with the exception
of about 10p, tons, which had been retained ub ballast until a portion of her
salmon cargo had arrived. Admiral
Heneuge notified Capt. Reiners that
he required the space where tho
German barquo was anchored, and ordered him to move the Hustedo out of
the way. This the captain refused to
do, uud nftor some delay the admiral
sent a detachment te haul up anchor
and move out tho vessol. Captain Roi-
ners interfered while the blue-jackets
were hauling up the anchor, and protested so strenuously that tho ollicor in
charge withdrew with his mou to the
flagship. In the courso of the afternoon, while Capt. Reiners was in Victoria, the Admiral sont over the stenm
lnunches, and tho blue-jackets weighed
anchor, cast off tho lines, und tho
Hustedo wns towed to nn nncborage nt
the entrance of Esquimalt harbor. Bofore the vessel was lowed out of the
harbor an officer was sent aboard with
a message to Oapt. Reiners, but the
doughty sea dog would not receive the
Admiral's representative, and wns
most arrogant and uncivil in his language and demeanor. Aftor hearing
this officer's report the admiral ordered tlie vessel to bo removed. The
right of Admiral Honeage to forcibly
remove tho Hustedo is questioned by
tho harbor master, and it is thought
be.has considerably exceeded his authority, as the harbor is open to all.
The Hustedo was towed back to her
former moorings at Esquimalt this
morning nnd it is not thought she will
be interfered with again. The affair
will likely give rise to considerable diplomatic correspondence botween England andGermany.butit iaprobable the
Emperor William's recent inspection
of the British navy will induce him to
put up with a little matter liko this
without making a great fuss.
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The Celebration.
The celebration committees met in
the city hnll last evoning at 8 o'elook,
Mayor Townaond in the chair. The
decoration committee reported, asking
a further grant of $200 to assist in
building the citizen's arch. On motiun, the date of the grand procession
waa changed from October 2nd to October 3rd. Communications were read
from tlie Forresters of Victoria, and
Oddfellows of Kamloops and Victoria,
promising to take part in the procession. The fireworks committee reported having arranged for a pyrotoch-
nicul display to last throe hours. On
motion tho secretary was instructed to
communicate with Lt.-Col. Prior with
the viow'bf having tho B. C. B. G. A.
present at the celebration, nnd to take
part in the procession. The secretary
wus instructed to communicate with
the agricultural socioty, lisking permission for tho sports committee to
erect a grand stand on the grounds
and take proceeds obtained from this
source. The following committee was
appointed on the hoso reel tournament : Aid. Reid, W. Moresby, Thos.
Ovens and T. Ackerman. It was decidod that tho heads of all committees
meet at the oity hall on Friday night
to arrange programmes. The meeting
then adjourned to meet again noxt
Wednesday evening.
ller lirst Tow.
Just na the mill whistles announced
the hour of 0 Inst evening, the tug Ac-
tivo entered the hnrbor with the ship
C. C. Funk aud two barges in tow.
Tlio Active loft Esquimalt yestorday
morning ut 0 o'clock, thus ranking tlio
75 milo trip, with a largo vessel and
two barges in tow, in tho short space
of twelve hours. From Esquimalt to
Plumper's Puss the Active hud a 4-
knot tido ngninst her, otherwise her
timo wuuld have been considerably
bettor. Capt. Johnson is moro than
pleased with tho manner in which his
vessel acted on the trip, and ho Bays
she ovon cxcoeds.tho moat sanguine
thinga expected of her, Mr. D. Mc-
Nuir, who lins tiic honor of having do-
signcd the Active in iiIbo delighted
with tho satisfactory results already
Tho Aotivo ia a most valuable addition to tho Roynl City Mills' iloot, nnd
that company is now placod on an
equal footing wilh all the largo lum-
boring companies on Puget Sound.
Heretofore thoPuget Sound companies,
owning tlieir own tugs, hud u decided
advantago in chartering vessels. The
building of tho tug Active has placed
the Royal City Mills in a position to
compete with any other company,
and WestminBter will soon foel thu
effects of  this decided advantago.
O. F. Groen, of Ladners, is ln the
N. H. Bain, of Laduers, was in tho
oity yestorday.
D. E. Rahkin, of Calgary, and W.
G. Rankin, of Vancouver, aro at tho
Miss Kennedy ond Miss Cochrane
loft on a week's visit to frionds in Victoria this murning.
S. S Polynesian, which was damaged
in the collision with tho Oynthia last
spring, has beon thoroughly repaired,
and yesterday left Quehoo fur Montreal to take her former plnco on tite
Allen line.
Tlie Dockyard Strikers are Still
Firm and Show no Signs
of Weakening.
Mrs. Maybrick   is   Removed to
Working Jail To-day, as Handsome as Ever.
King Mataafa Still Occupies  the
Samoan Throne. Malietoa Sick
of Dignity.
London, Aug. 20.—Practically there
is no chango in tiio situation ibis morning, and tho strike stiil continues. A
meeting of the great army of unemployed was hold to-day, and i tended
by about 40,000 strikers. John Burns
addressoil tho meeting, predicting tliat
the demands of the men would bc acceded to to-day. He si id all indications pointed to victory for ihu strikers
if thoy would remain firm and united.
The wharfingers have offered to omploy the dook mon on independent
docks, but the proposition has not
been accepted. Tlio strike is seriously affecting tho northern coal trade.
London, Aug. 29.—The bank of
England's rate of discount has ud-
VHiicod to 4 per cout.
London, Aug. 29.—Tho fenture in
tho American stock market to-day is
tho advnuce of Northern Pnciiic stook
from 71|- to 74, while everything else
on the list, was lower, and the general
tono weak, closing with a downward
London, Aug. 29 — Mrs. Mnybrick
was removed to Working prison today. She wns compelled to wear prison garb during lho journey.
London, Aug. 29.—Lord John Hubbard Addington died suddenly last
night, aged 84. He wns n director of
tho bank of England, aud the author
of works on financial subjects. He
has held several government positions
of trust and honor.
London, Aug. 29.—Advices from
Apia, under date J uly 20th states that
King Malietoa declines tor the present to assume the royal prerogative, :
on the grounds of illness, and Mataafa still reigns.
London, Aug. 28.—Tho Canadian
Gazette asks how iB it while Behring
Sea affairs are in so critical a state, the
Britiah minister to Washington can
afford to be basking iu the sunshine
of British society. The charge
d'affaires at Washington cannot make
the same weighty representation as his
chief. The Gazette reapectfully BUg-
gests that Washington, and not London, is where Sir Julian Pauncefote
should now bo. The Behring Sea still
continues to attract the notice of the
preBS here. The Canadian Gazette
points out that practically thoro are no
two opinions here on the subject, British public opinioh, as represented in
the organs of all parties, being at one
with Canada.
Glasgow, Aug. 28.—The Jock laborers of Glasgow liavo been very un-
easy ever since the inauguration of the
strike in Loudon, und their leaders
have been urging them to follow the
example sot tbem. Tlicy hold nn enthusiastic meeting to-dny at, which a
demand for an advance iu wages wss
formulated and later presented to tiieir
employers. A motion tn strike in
case their demand was not granted,
was passed without a dissenting voice.
Immense interests here are involved'
in lho outcome and the merchants,
shippers, manufacturers and all classes'
ure anxiously awaiting thu answer of
Lhe eniployers-
Paiiis, Aug. 28.—It ia stilted that
M. .Upbuild, n French on: incur, proposes to organize iu this city in Octo-i
ber n grand American festival in honor
of the 397th anniversary of the discovery uf America.
Chicaoo, Aug. 28.—Gus Klahr, the
tinsmith, who identified Burke as the
man who came to him lo havo a tin box
soldered on the 0th of May, which it
thought to linve contained Dr. Cronin's clothing, came very near being
assassinated last night. Qo was walk'
big on Ohio streot at 9 o'clock on hii
way home. When within a block o!
there 10 or 12 young men assaulter
him, knocking him down nnd besting
him about the bond with a blunt in
Btrmnent. Then they threw hiin bvei
a low fonco to the ground below, i
distauce of 12 feet. Ho called for hel|
and ran towards hia housi-, HiB crioi
were hoard by hia brother nnd tho sou
vnnt girl who ran out to meet him
Tho assassins sprang ovor tho fend
nfter liim nnd pursued him almost ti
his door. Thu only clue to his assail
ants is thnt furnished by Klahr's niotll
or who says sho hoard one of tlio fel
lows say, with an Irish brogue, t
"Give it to him." Klahr became ur
conscious ns ho entered tho door nn
nothing oould bo learned from him a
to tho assault, and at a Into hour lat
niglit he waa still unable to speak i
recognise any one, He is not know
to have sny enemies, unless he hi
made them by his statement in th'
Cronin trial. No arrests havo bee
made in the caso. I
The warehouse of tho Willinn
Manufacturing Co., Winnipeg, wl
deatroyod by fire eorly YcBtordi
morning, ,
Tho now Noithorn Pacifio estenah
to Portugo la Prairio wua formal
opened Tuonday. A large exoursii
party from Winnipog went tn spei
the oivio holiday in Portage. VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, .NEW vr-ra'1'aunoi.jiu*, x>. v., o*.
Weekly British Colombian
-ffeducsiliiy Morning, Sept, i, MM.
(From Daily Columbian, Aug. 30.)
The spring salmon catch last niglit
averaged 30 to tho boat.
Messrs. Grant & Maolure hnve paid
their subscription to the exhibition
fund.   Next!.
The str. Gladys left for up-river
porta this morning with a large freight
and 30 passengers.
Tryihall's printing establishment in
Vancouver ran a narrow escape from
fire yesterday morning.
The str. Rainbow left for Victoria
this morning with a numbor of passcm
gera and 30 tons of freight and farm
The office for the chief of police, in
tho city hall, hns been gorgeously fitted and upholstered. All thot is required now ia a telophone to make the
office completo.
A most interesting fight for places
on tho Vancouver school bonrd is ugi-
tatiug the terminal city at presont.
The citizens are us deeply interested in
the elections ns tho candidates, and
over 300 names have been qualified tt
voto since the row commenced.
The Vancouver foundry and iron,
works turned out a tine casting yesterday for the str. Delaware now lying at
her wharf. Thu casting consisted of
a crank six feet in length, mado to
work hi connection with her water-
wheel, tho Delaware boing what is generally known as a stern-wheeler.—
Superintendent Popo is making
tour- of inspection of tho various schools
in tho province. On Thursday last he
was at Revelstoke, whore ho found an
enrollment of twenty-eight scholars,
with twenty-fivo in attendance. He
loft for Sicamous on Friday, and will
extend hia visit to Vernon and Okanagon Valley and other points in Yale
distriot before returning to Viotoria.
John B. Bowers, on old Oaribooito,
and well known to most ' 'old timers,"
died of heart disoaso nt St. Mary's
Hospitil to-day. Tho deceased was a
resident of Westminstor for a considerable longth of time, and was a general favorito with all who knew him.
Tho funeral takes plnco from St. Mary's
Hospital ut 2:30 o'clock to-morrow
Mons. Maurice de Lopetccki, the
brilliant young scientist who has taken
up his residence at Victoria, where he
has become a highly valued citizen,
haa an article, very elaborate though
clear, in the ourrent numbor of J'/i r
West American Scientist on the trees
of British Columbia. He intenda at
some future time to furnish the same
magazine with a careful description
of all the plants, if possible, to be
found in the province. M. de Lo-
patecki iB doing much valuable work
for this country abroad.
Well Done, Proud.
, The eastern tour of the Westminster rifle team haa oponed most uuspi-
cioualy. A dospatoh from Toronto today announces that Pte. Proud, of
tho New Westminster rifles, won the
flrat prize, $25, in the Tait-
Brnssey match, at the Ontario riflo
meeting, Toronto, yesterdoy. There
were 300 entries in this match, and
tho auccess of Mr. Proud in capturing
the lirat prize against such an array
of crack shots, augurs well for his
success at tho Ottawa meeting,
The Scheme Palled.
A young Swede in a semi-intoxicated
condition reported to the police this
morning that ho had beon robbed by a
woman in a houao of ill-fame in the
swamp. An investigation was set on
foot with the result that tho man's
story was found to be untruo. Before going tu the liouse he complained
to somo frionds that he had lost $70,
all the money he had, so it does not
Seem probable that he could loso tho
Bliine money twice. The polico suspect that the Swede made tho complaint expecting the womnn would
pay tho amount rather than be brought
beforo tho court.
Tito Rogue Caught.
On Webster's wharf yosterday afternoon a number of Indiaus were con-
grogutod, presumably for tho purposo
of squaring accounts, aa quite an imposing heap of silver was piled on a
plank, Tho "payingclerk" wasbUBy
wrestling with tho problem of dividing
tho money properly, and repeatedly
counted it ovor to mako suro that tho
basis of bis cnlculntions wna correct,
Tho rest of tbo Siwashes crowded
round the plank, cargerly watching
tho solution of tho problem. Finally
the paymaster divided the money into
throo piles, but the count wns nol evon,
a silvor dollar being short to complote
tho Inst. A onreful recount waa made,
but still the dollar was short, und thon
the paymaster nccused somo nf thu
oompany nf purloining it. Indignant
protests wont up from evoryono ill tho
crowd and the must of the Indians
asked to be iiearehed. Search waj not
necessnry, howovor, for as one ol tho
Siwashes was onrnestly protesting his
innocence tho lost dollar dropped out
of hia trouaor leg and rolled onto the
wharf. Tho thiet had forgotten that
one of hia pockets wus sadly out of repair. Two of tlio Indiana inatantly
seized tho rascal, and decided to turn
him ovor to the polico. But tho fellow was not inclined to submit quiotly
to arrest, and quickly jerked himself
free and set off at a raciog speed in the
directum of theswamp, where hesoenia
to have found rofiigo from hia onruged
Nnnuiuio to bc the Capital.
The grent apostle and champion of
Home Rule for oppressed Erin must
have been having a disastrous experiment with Mb theories in tho domestio
circle lately. A recent number. of the
Free Press contains tho following significant item: "The steamer Dunsmuir arrived last evening from the
mainland, with the following passengers: Mrs. Parnell, Misses Kate Parnell, Lilly Parnell, Edith Parnell,
Rose Parnell, Violet Parnell, Messrs.
G. 'Parnell, E. Parnell, W. Parnoll,
J. Parnell." The whole Parnell family,
it would appear, must have got in a
funk with the great Irish patriot and
agitator; and oinigrntcd bodily to Nanaimo, with the evident intemion of
making the "city of black diamonda"
the capitol of the future Irish-American
republic.   Nanaimo's future is assured.
A Peculiar Excuse.
At tho polico court thiB morning a
man whoso place of rcsiclenoe iB in the
cllnssic vicinity of the swamp was charged with using obscene and blasphemous language ou the Btreets. He
ploaded that ho was undor the influeuce of liquor nt the time and that
the unpleasant locality (tho swamp) in
which he lived made it absolutely necessary for him to take a drink every
morning before breakfuBt. The culprit
stated thut when ho took one drink he
was very liablo to tako many more,
snd it was this weakness that brought
him before the court. His honor advised the offender to remove to a more
suitable residential locality, and thus
cut himsolf free from the necessity of
early morning drinks, which ho promised to do at the oarliest possible
date, and paid his $5 fine oheerfuly
iuto the police couit treaaury.
A Narrow Escape.
A few eveninga ago tho eldest
daughter of Mr. John Lee, a Scott
roud farmer, and a young man, who
was driring her to Ladners, met with
a very narrow eacape from instant
death. After leaving the Scott road
and as they were descending the
Boundary Bay hill, tho horae, a spirited animal, shied at a most dangerous
spit, where a 50-foot embankment is
only provided with a single rail guard.
The horse struck the rail, breaking it,
and fell over the embankment, but,
luckily, the carriage caught against
tho guard, and remained fast until the
occupants were enabled to alight, which
wns accomplished with great difficulty,
A fow minutos afterwards the guard
gave wny and the horse and carriage
rolled down tlio embankment, the animal sustaining injuries ao severe that
it wna found necessary to shoot it. Beyond a nasty fright the occupants of
the carriago were nono the worse of
tlio accident.
The Huslede Affair,
What is probably the correct reason
for the removal of the HuBtode from
Esquimalt Harbors appears in to-days
Colonist: When the Bhip lay at the
naval yard dock, deserted by the crew
(and even Chinamen refused to work
under Capt. Reiners), the admiral despatched a party of bluejackots to perform the work of discharging the coal.
When the time-limit at the dock had
long expired, the ship was allowed to
remain, with part of her cargo atill in
to save the captain tho expense of
ballasting until his cargo of Balmon arrived from tho north. Finally it becamo necessary to have the use of tho
deck, aud Oaptain Reiners was requested to remove. This he was very
reluctant to do, but finally ho oast off
from tho dock, and took up a position
in tho harbor that had been reserved
for H. M. S. Acorn; inside the formation of warships, and the directly betwoen tho flagships and the Canteen.
On being requested to take some othor
position, ho returned word to the admiral that "ono placo in the harbor
wns just the snme as another to him."
nnd ho would stay where he waa.
Easily Annoyed.
At a convention of the Third Party
atPotrolia, Ont., yestorday, J. G. Mc-
Crae of Samia, wns nominated na thoir
candidate for tbo coming oleotion in
the oounty of Lambton.
Mr. Cooksley, our worthy 'deputy
city clerk, is at enmity with all the
world, and wears a look on his faco as
black and sombre na a Dakota cyclone
oloud. And all this simply becnuso a
poor hungry cow, whose milk sells for
40 cents per gallon, bfdlce inlo hiB
garden and nto up nil thu vegetables
he had reared so tenderly, and watered
so indefatigably niglit and morning,
during the last four mouths. Every
spare moment Mr. Cooksley wns favored with he spent in nursing lhe cabbages, killing tho bugs nn the turnips,
pruning the tomato vines and inciting
tho delicate onions, by various devices,
to moro luxuriant growth. Ho wub
proud ofthnt garden, very proud indeed. And eaeh night after tho day's
work was over; Mr. Cooksley would
sit on the verandah overlooking thu
vegetable', smoke his pipe and dream
happy dreams of tho cabbage soup,
picklod tomatoes nnd boiled turnips
thai would bedeck the folinl hoard
diii ing the long and chilly winter.
.: ■.. cow iiasrudelj awakened the
dreamer; nnd he wukoa an angry man.
Trifles liko theae Bhould not cause nny
man to lose, his temper, and when Mr.
Cooksloy has lived a yoar or two longer m tho royal city it is probable he
will bo ready to pntiontly submit to
all invasions by cows, as doos evory
othor patriotic ratepayer who has the
bost interests of the city at honrt.
Geo. Morse Boawell, late judgo of
Northumberland nnd Durham, Ont,,
is dead; aged 08.
Richard Miller, Q. C., died suddon-
ly hero lit St Cathnrines, yesterday,
of congestion of the lungs.
Wednesday night a mail bng fnr Ottawa, at the Grand Trunk Railway
dopnt nt Brockville, wna cut open nnd
ull tho registered letters abstracted.
Unnecessary Appendages.
Our evening cotemporary in the
royal city assumes to know what the
World means by "unnecessary appendage" in discussing the office of chief of
the provincial police. An answer ia
that bo far as the mainland ia concerned the office ia really more ornamental
than useful, for of what advantage is
it to this seotion of the province to
have the ohief stationed at Victoria 1
If suoh an officer is necessary, let one
be selected for the island, and another
for tho mainland. This would certainly im more preferable and in keeping with actual requirements than the
old system of having that officer stationed where his services would be nf
little or no use.—World. ' Our evening cotemporary of the terminal city iB
certainly somewhat hard to understand. In a recent issue it commended the "semiofficially announced"
action of the government iu cutting
off the "unnecessary appendage" of a
provincial chiof of police. Now it admits that the office may be a necessary
ono, and is in favor of saddling
two "unnecoBsary appendages" upon
the province, ono for the island and
another for the maiuland. The logical conclusion of carrying out such a
policy as that is to make the province,
in theory, and very aoon in fact, two
instead of one. If the World just
follows itB nose on that lay-out, we
shall soon have it advocating dual
governors, attorneys-general, provincial
secretaries, superintendents of education, inspectors of schools, and a genoral doubling up of all tho bright and
shining galaxy of overworked officials
from tho top row in tho dreaa oirole
to tbo back soat, in tho galleries, lt
may be pure oontrairineas, but we
can't agree with our esteemed cotemporary in its last suggestion auy more
than in the first. No; let one provincial chief of police be appointed, and
let the right man be put in the position (we've got him in Westminster);
and if it is found that Victoria isn't
the most convenient phee for him to
reside, why let him make his headquarters elsewhere. The probability
is that a real live chief of police-
such as the candidate we have
mentioned would make—would not
not be very long at a time in one
place, but would have his hands full
terrorizing and bringing to justice the
evil-doers throughout the length and
breadth of this province of "mngnifi
cent distances." The idea that no
such offloer is wanted at all is ill
conceived, and the counter suggestion
that two be appointed strikes us as
Rev. R. W. Woodaworth, of Niagara Falls, arrived in the city yesterday
and is the guest of Rev. Mr. White.
Mr. Sheriff Armstrong, who has
been laid up with rheumatism for two
weeks, we are glad to know, is able
to be about ajfain.
Guests at the Colonial:: L. O*. De-
mers, W. G. McKenzie, J. E. Crane,
Victoria; Chas, Sexamith, Lulu Island;
C. A. Schoaley, Vancouver; B, E.
Sharpe, Winnipeg;.R. Savage, J. McDowell, Lull* Island.
Guests at the Queens:: M. Lenz,
E. W. Matthews, Victoria; J. H.
Brown, A. W, Brown. Mre. laask,
Vancouver; EOT. Rl Di. Woodsworth,
Niagara Falls;: H. McOutcheotty Kamloops; R. Booth, J. Forrest, Delta; D;
Fagan, Calgary.
H. M. MoCiitchenn,. proprietor of
and editor of the Kamloops Sentinel,
wus in tho city to-dhy and paid ua a
fraternal visit. He report i that worthing in connection with the Kamloops tournament is going along swimmingly. A large number of olubs
have entered in tho various- athletic
events, and the general prospects for
a grand success are exceedingly bright
Mr. McOutcheon leaves for home tomorrow ilia Vancouver.
Mr. J. A. Mathews, and H. J1.
Scurry, of this oity, have patented an
invention for subaqueous mining. Tlie
contrivance ia a most complete affair,
possessing besides the usual outfit
made much moro perfect in accordance
with knowledge recently acquired, a
system of wire brualies and a submarine flume, which will gather aU the
material agiteted1 and hitherto lost in
the process of lifting tho sand from- the
bottom of tho river, lt. iB the intention of the patentees to ubo the invention in mining on the Fraser river.
According to agreement tho first machine wili bo built and ready for operation, if not this autumn-, nt tho latest
noxt spring.—News-Advertiser:
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Eight persona nro down with typhoid
fever nt St. Chnrles, Ont.
E. A. Mmklo, n prominent real estato denier, of Toronto, died Thursday
night of Inflammation of tho lungs and
typhoid fover.
Mrs. Williams, widow of tho late
W. H. Williams, of Bowmanville, Ont,,
threw herself out of a window Thursday night und died yesterday.
Tho reform convention has nominated Charles Mackenzie, a brother to
the Ho» Alexander, their standard
bearer for the coming contest for the
local legislature in the county of Lambton, Out.
Arrangements are nearly completed,
says a Toronto despatch, for the Toronto industrial exhibition. All the
apace has been taken up und all the
buildings will bo filled to thoir utmost
Wm. Pitt, an old cripple of St.
Thomas, Ont., who haa been missing
for tho past twelvo duys, was found
dead in a field half a mile from his
homo. He had brokon his crutohes
and died of starvation,
Thomas Eddy, contractor, of Toronto, ntteuded n meeting at Kings-
ville, Wednesday night, in reference
to the building of a new Methodist
ohurch. After addressing tho moeting
lio topk a norvous shaking tit and died
in n fow minutes. j
[From Daily Columbian, Aug, 31.)
Suckeyes are reported to be very
numerous at the mouth of the river.
For the first time in several weeks
the police court showed a cloan sheet
The str. Irving left for up-river
ports this morning with freight and
Messrs. Henderson Bros., of Chilliwack, have paid their subscription to
the exhibition fund.
The atr. Rithet loft for Victoria thia
morning with 30 passengers and 60
tons of fruit and farm produce.
Builders areanxious for fine weather,
as operations have been considerably
retarded this week by the rains.
The barque Aureola has finished
loading Anthracite coal at Port Moody
and will sail for Snn Francisco an
Further nttempts to recover the body
of Oapt. Julien, of tho tug Leonora,
drowned at Moodyville laat week,
have been abandoned.
S. H. Webb has paid hia $25 sub-
scriptiou to the exhibition fund in this
paper, like a little man. Who'll be
next?   No time to loso.
The game season opens to-morrow,
but of course none of our good citizens
will be so wicked as to go shouting on
Sunday.   Certainly not.
Three thousand cases of salmon
were brought up from the Canoe Pass
Canning Co. and the British-American
Packing Co. by the str. Irving last
The O. P. R. divisional telograph
offices will be removed from thia city
to Vancouver to-morrow. The change
wili reduce the Westminater staff to
three mon.
The barque C. C. Funk haa finished
unloading ballast and moved down to
the Royal City mills wharf. She will
commence taking cargo aboard on
Three new hay presaea went up
to Chilliwack on the str. Irving this
morning, whioh means that the exportation ot hay from that flourishing distriot will be largely increased within
the next few weeks.
Es-Alderman Coldwell, of Vancouver, haa been appointed to the charge
of the Britiah Oolumbia exhibit at Toronto. This gentleman had charge of
tho exhibit laat year, and is competent
in every way for the responsible post.
We are glad to note thst subscribers
to the Exhibition Fund'hare taken a
freah start in paying in their subscriptions. This is right, as there is now
no time to lose. On Monday we will
announce a meeting of the subscribers,
to apportion the money.
The Toronto News Bjysi: Mi; Gordon Brown leaves ou Monday on a trip
through Manitoba and the Northwest
to the Pacifio coait, andwill remain
over for a time at the principal points
along the route. Mr. Blown will probably write a sketch oi his journey
when he returns.
It is reported that the str. Yosemite
will aoon be placed on. the Viotoria-
. Westminster route to oonvey the salmon paok to Victoria. Itis alio said
the Islander will be placed! on this
route for a Bhort time to rid: her bottom of the barnaoles that have accumulated during the paat year.   *
The Nanaimo .Free Ptess say-*:: Work
has been resumed at the Eaat Wellington colliery. Tho damage done by
the fire is much Iosb than at first estimated, the prompt and effective measures of Mr. W. S. Chandler,, superintendent, succeeding in confining the
fire to-the timber lining of the shaft,
The work of replacing the pit-head ii
progressing rapidly, and as soon aB the
pulley wheel can bo used, the shaft
will be repaired.
An Ottawa despatch says: Ms:
Ewart, assistant architect of the public works department; has just returned from British Columbia, where he
has been examining into the barrack
requirements of "C" buttery. Ho has
presented his report-, to Sir Hoetor
Langevin, and it is expected' that tenders for the erection of officers' quarters will be called for in a week or two.
Meanwhile authority has been given to
lease the agricultural hall at Victoria
for another year for. the purpose of the
Under the new- arrangement of the
Oregon Railway and Navigation Company, beginning September 1st, the
steamer Michigan will take freight at
Portland for the following Sound
ports : Seattle,. Sehome, Fairhaven,
Roche Harbor,. Port Townsend, Victoria, Nanaimo,.Vancouver and New-
Westminster. Tho Idaho will touch at
Port Townsond, Sehome, Seattle and
Tacoma. Tho Alki will take in most
of the points. After the first trip the
company will attempt to make a regular table of sailing dates for this lino.
The Calchrntion Programme.
Tho moeting of tho chnirmnii of sub-
cinimitte'ja belli at tho city hall last
night was largely attended. After
some . discussion the following programmo for tho colebration • was . arranged and adopted:
Reception of visitors; 10 a. m.,
base ball match; 1.30 p.m. Scottish
games; 8.30 p.m. grand bnll at Herring's opora house.
Roception of visitors; 9.30 a. m.,
grand parade and formal opening of
park and exhibition to his honor Liout. -
Governor Nelson; 11.30 a.m., baso
ball match; li p.m., horse racing; 3
p.m., lacrosso matoh, Vanoouvor vs.
Victorin; grand illumination of oity in
the evening.
Reception of visitors; 9.30 a. ni.,
baseball match; 11 a.m. sailing races;
lp.m., foot ball match, Victoria vs.
New Westminster; 2 p.m., firemen's
tournament; 8 p.m., illumination of
oity; torchlight procession on the
river and grand display of fireworks.
Cheap Salmon.
Spring salmon averaged 60 to the
boat last night, but not one in ten of
these were red. While the demand
for red spring salmon is much larger
than the supply, the white salmon,
though equal to ihe red in everything
but color, is a drug on the market
and almost unsaleable. This morning
W. H. Vianen offered fresh caught
whito salmon, weighing from 15 to 30
pounds, for 25 cents each, less than
one cent per pound in some casiiB, and
yet no takers at this price. Any fish
on the market commands u higher
prico than white salmon, although the
latter are usually a superior fish in
every way to the higher priced article.
Quarantine   Raised.
Mr. Jns. Ellard, who has been medical officer in oharge of tho Poplar Island quarantine hospital since its es-
tnblishment two months ago, waB relieved from duty this morning and returned to the city. He reports thnt
nil the patients are fully recovered.
Out of the 17 cascB under Mr. Ellard's
charge only three succambed to tho
disease, and two of these were in a
dying state bofore boing removed to the
hospital. Mr. Ellard's success iu tho
treatment of the caees ia highly spoken
of, and tho patients under his chnrgo
are unanimous in declaring a moro
careful) and painstaking officer could
not hnve been put in charge of the hospital.
r-ileiisive Fniprovenients.
Westminster is blessed with many
enterprising merchants, and not the
least of these is Messrs. Mathers &
Milligan, the well known grain buyers
and commission merchants. These
gentlemen aeo making preparations to
build a large wharf and warehouse on
the water lots recently leased from the
city. The whnrf will be 198 feet long,
well built and subBtantie] in every wny.
lt will bo covered with a fino enclosed
shed its whole length and breadth,
which wil) be large enough tu atore
Beveral hundred tons of hay, grain etc.
The plans for these improvements nre
now being prepared, and ns aoon bb
they are completed tenders will be asked for the work. Rapidly increasing
business has obliged Messrs. Mathers
& Milligan to thus extend their wharfage and storage-facilities, nnd it is to
be hoped their enterprise will be richly
 .—. . .	
Links irom Ladners.
Mr. J. A. Kingley, of Ladners,
gave The Columbian a cnll yestosday.
He says that late rains have done ns
harm aa yet, but unless fine weather
comes almost immediately a considerable amount of grain in tho stock will
suffer. Threshing operations, which
were in full blasibefore the ruins- oom-
menced, have been interrupted, and
farmers are anxious io get their grain
stored before the rainy season begins.
Root crops are looking veiy well,, and
have not suffered as yet, nor is there
any immediate prospect of injury being
done them. Crops on the whole,, on
the Delta, are scarcely aa heavy a*Inst
year, except tho- boy crop, but atill
they are heavy enough to please- tlie
farmers, who are- fully satisfied with
the average yield; All that ia required
is a month of fir-a. weather in whioh te
harvest the crops still in tho field;: this
granted, tho Delta farmers will be
Westminster Defeats Victorin and.Wins
Ihe Cbamploutihlp or
tbo Province.
The Victoria, locroase team arrived
from Vonoouvet by tho 11:20 train thia
morning, and woro quartered at the
Colonial hotel. They were, met at the
station by a number of the home club
and given a hearty welcome. The
visitors gave an excellent impression,
and it was generally remarked that
they looked kit to give any tenm a
hnrd fight. After lunch the teams
repaired to the athletic grounds, where
practice was indulged for a little while
before the match commenced. Tho
day wub plecannt and favorablo to tho
players, nnd, tlie ground, notwithstanding the Into heavy rains, was in fair
condition, Tho number ot spectators
wos large, and the fair sex was
well represented. The game excited
much enthusiasm nnd the- numerous
spectators were delighted with lhe exhibition, ninny who had never seon
lacrosso before pronouncing it, what it
is generally admitted to be, the king of
games. Messrs. E. W. Mathews nud
Mas Mowat wero chosen ns umpires, and Mr. P. Wade was
agreed on for referee. At 3 o'clock
the gama waB callod and tho men after
being cautioned by the referee took
position as followB :
Dompslor  Goal.... Thompson
Cambridge Folnl Whyte
AViule Cover Point Ci..,
Ban 1 (■...While
Leddlnabnin r  Defence Field  s .Corbelt,
Hibben J (.....Lister
K. Clnrko ...Centre Stewart
C. Tite ) f Gow
G.Tito y   Home Flold    1...Lewis
Cullen ) I ...Polley
Morrow Outside Home Itte.Mnrttn
W. R. Clarkc...Iiislile Homo .Hill
\V.a.McKenzlo...Cnptnln...G.O.M. Dockrill
rmsT oame.
Clarke and Stowart faced tho ball
sharp ot 3:10. Clarko got tbo bnll
away from hia opponent, but Gow
soon got it ond threw to Victoria goal.
Onmbridgo got tho rubber and threw
to aide field whore it rolled into a pile
of lumber. A fnco occurred and tho
bnll travelled down to the Westminster flags, but Oorbett secured it nnd
sont it bnck to centre liold,where somo
pretty piny followed. Two more faces
in rapid succession on tho side field
woro succeeded by some brilliant play
in which Lewis for the home team and
MoKenzie for lhc  visitors  did  some
pretty work. Polly got a shot at the
Victoria hags but missed, and the ball
was Bent down to the Westminster
sticks where Tite got it, threw to Hibben, who in turn shot for goal but a
littlo wide and would not have scored
but for Clarke, who it Btruck and
bounded between the flags, winning
tho first game for Victoria in 7 minutes.
Clarke and Stewart again faced and
somo sharp checking followed which
was ended by a grapple botween Stewart and a Victorian; Westminster
claimed a foul and a faoe ended the
dispute. The ball travelled back and
forth pretty generally for a few minutes, the play boing very sharp on
both sides; Clurko, Hibben nnd McKenzie for Viotoria, and Lister, Lewis,
Polley, Stewart and Gow for the home
team doing splendid work. After. a
face the ball hovered rouud the Victoria flags for a minute nnd then suddenly shot up to the WestminBter end.
Hore Stewart captured it and made a
brilliant run the whole length of the
field, outwitting several of tbe visitors,
and took a throw at goal, which failed.
Bnck tlie ball went, and Lister made a
brilliant steal fromMcKenzio end threw
on gonl again. Game waB claimed for
Westminster but not allowod, and the
ploy proceeded. Some rather rough
pluy followed nnd McKenzie was accused of foul, but tho gamo did not
stop. The teams aoemed most evenly
matched, asd for a time honors were
ensy. Whyte proved himself impregnable to evoiy nsBatilt on the Westminster flags, and Thompson, in goal,
did his work in good style, capturing
many hot onea behind goal. Lewis'
played a grand game and with Gow
and Polley made repeated assaults on
the visitor's flags, and the Victoria defence was kept very busy repelling the
attacks. After 40 minutes hard play,
during which Westminster had much
the best of it, tho rubber was thrown
towards the Westminster flags, where
Cullen took it out of tho scuffle and
made goal for Victoria. Time 40
After a breathing spell of 10 minutes
the ball was faced again and Stewart
went for it to aide field where he stumbled against a stone and foil, severely
bruising hia kneo. Time wub called
and play stopped: till the wound wsa
bandaged. Genernl piny followed, the
ball travelling nil over the field and
keeping every player hard at work»
Again l-itewuit was huit and was forced
to retire from the field. Lewis took
the ball out of tlio face and with a
beautiful shut passed it through the
Victoria's goals. Time 20 minutes.
Foui-.ru GAME.
It lacked only ten minutes of 5
o'clock when this game started, and
the ball had scarcely been faced when
McKenzie had a bad fall and time waa
called. After a short interval the
rubber was started again and aome
very lively plays were in order for a
few minutes. Numerous scrimmages
ensued and finally Lewis got the ball,
passed to McMartin who tipped it.
through, time 10'minutes.
The ball lost no timo in spinning up
to the visitor's flags where McMartin
got it and made a shot nt goal bat
missed. Dempster got the ball and
threw down field where Whito got it
and then back. The Victoria defence wna hard pressed, and
Westminster repeatedly made some
aplendid bits of field play, and
were cheered time and again. Hnlf a
dozen times tho Victorin flags
wero assaulted, but Dempster
withstood all attacks. Westminster
won in every scrimmage, and Lewis
particularly did grand work. Nothing but a magnificent defenoe saved
the visitors in at least a dozen instances;
not once was the Westminster goal in
danger. Finally Hill got the ball out
of a scrimmage near goal and passed it
through, winning the game and the
match for the royal oity.
A. E. Suckling, of Vancouver,, was
in town to-day.
Luke Pither has returned from a
visit to Victoria.
Wm. Ferris, of Victoria, is registered at the Colonial.
H. Brealy, of Hntzig prairie, left for
home thia afternoon.
Hon. Thoo. Davio, attorney-general,
ia in tho eiiy, and registered' at the
Rov. 0. O. Lucas, M. A„ nf Montreal, will preach in the Methodist
church to-morrow evening.
Rev.. Mr. Leuuio, formerly pastor
of tho Baptist ohuroh, will conduct the
survices tomorrow aftornunn at, the
Y. M. C. A.
Guests at the Queen's: .1. Johnson,
Victoria; J, J. Shiuabarger, Victoria;
Ed. Hart, Usui Francisco; F. B. Ballington, Vancouver; A. Bryan Williams, Vancouver; Geo. H. MeKny,
Yieloria; W. C. Wilson, Vancouver;
C. W. Oalulu and wifo, Amherst, N.Sj
Theo. Davie, Victoria; John Smith,
Montreal; R. Campbell, Now York;
F. H. u..s.:, Detroit, Mioh.
Guosla ul the Colonial: D". R.
Haines, D. W. Morrow, J C ■ ■■ ridt
A, F, Wuiie, C. Rae, P. dibbeo, O.
Cullon, G. Tite, O. Tito, W. Dempster, W. H. Clarke, J. Davis, Victoriaj
0. Rankin, A. E. Suckling, Vancouver; J. C. Henderson. Ohilliwaok;
Thos. Mufford, Lnngley; E. E. Penzer,
.1. B. Henderson, Geo. McCoskeyj
Arnncouvcr; Chas. Nicholson, Mount
Lehmnn; L. C. E. Fishor, Surrey;
II. Brenley, Mission; Wm. Ferris,
I 'miry Rossitor, n prominent citizen
of Peterboro, Ont., wub drowned while
bathing yesterday.
Supt. Soinmerset, of Winnipeg, announced at a meeting of teachers yesterday, that he hud received notice
from the government that aftor next
session his offico would be abolished as
well as the present board of education. VOLUMH! 34.
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Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday morning, Sept. 4, issii.
Among  tlie   "Notes  and  Comments" in  another column will  be
found an item referring to the necessity for a different sort of fire-escape
than the kind commonly in use, as
those   having   iron rounds, it had
been demonstrated  by a recent disastrous tire in New York city, became so heated as to horribly burn
the hands and feet of   the persons
who escaped by means of them. But
even   such   fire-escapes   nre better
than none, which lends cs to remark
that nono of  our hotels that wo ure
awaro of   uro   supplied  with   any
apology for fire-escapes,    Tliis state
of things should not bo suffered.   If
iire-escapos of somo sort nro not provided by hotel-keepers, the mattor is
ono whicli the oity authorities should
take into thoir lunula and enforce in
some measure for the public safety
nnd in tlio interests of human lifo
and  limb.   Many   of  our readers
will remember the Arlington hotel
fire in this city, in January of 1887,
whero throe  lives wero sacrificed to
the flames.   Westminster has had a
good many destructive hotel fires in
the last four or fivo years, but, happily, only tho onu mentioned resulted
in  loss of  life as well as property.
But no one can tell how soon serious
loss of   life  might occui by fire in
one or other of   our numerous and
increasing hotels, some of which at
least, by their construction and the
materials used, would provo veritable death traps.   Tlie winter season is coining on, when, by reason
of fires being kept up night and day,
the chances for accidents are greater.
We would urge upon the authorities
not only to place and maintain the
fire department of the city upon tho
most efficient possible footing, but
to enforce some system of fire-escapes
in connection with hotels.
The reported alliance between the
British Tory government and Parnell, brought about by Balfour's profuse promises, is creditable to neither
party to the unnatural compact.
Any one with half an eye will have
noticed that the Salisbury government have been simply manoeuvring
lately to hold their seats. Their undignified squirming and shifting in
the tithes bill matter a week or two
ago showed this plainly, and this last
double -somersault is nothing more
nor less than a dernier ressort—a
political trick involving political
apostacy—all for the sake of bracing
their relaxing grasp of the reins of
government. Wo are astonished
that Parnell should display such a
fickle and punic spirit in thus going
over to the enemy when tlieir discomfiture was so near at hand, in
consideration of the promises which
the latter made in the face of imminent defeat. If tho government
have apparently gained over the
Parnellites by their unblushing flop
and venal promises, they have alienated other very important support
by their heartless and hypocritical
performances. The extent of the
opposition which will be aroused
against the government, both in
Ulster, Scotland and England, if
they attempt to carry out the Irish
university endowment part of the
Parnell purchase scheme, lias not
fairly begun to be made manifested,
and it would teach the recanting
and time-serving Tories a wholesome lesson if the great sommersault,
which the despatches say they have
made, to save their seats, should result in breaking their political necks.
As parliament prorogued Friday,
there will be no opportunity for any
immediate discussion of tlie latest
political pliuso of the Irish question
in the house, but no little fermentation will be manifested throughout
the oountry during recess.
this is the privilege, nnd should be
the aim, of every community.    But
how are the districts, the rural municipalities, in   this   respect?   We
would urge upon the leading men in
thu   various   municipalities—thoso
who  take   a lively interest in the
welfare of their respective districts
—not to leave this matter of registration on tho voters' lists to the individual conscience and performance,
or it will  surely be neglected  in a
very grout measure.   The majority,
wo   are   afraid, especially   in   the
country districts, where soma slight
obstacles may intervene, will hardly
take   tlio trouble to uscertain the
necessary steps for getting duly registered on tho provincial and Dominion lists, or if they should ascertain
the modus operandi, are unlikely, in
many instances, to take the   action
required.    On the other hand, if tho
municipal councils take the   matter
up in tho same way us did this city,
thero is   every assurance   that  the
work will be done and thoroughly
dono, and evory district   and   com
munity will thus have its due weight
in   tho   councils   of   the   country,
which, it will be conceded, is just as
things should bo   under responsible
government.     The   importance of
looking after the voters'  lists without delay is apparent.    A provincial
general clcctiou   must  take   place
next year, and a general election for
the Dominion the yearaf terat tbe lat ■
est (it may very possibly be sprung
on the  country before the natural
dissolution of parliament).   Increasingly important issues, of a local as
well as general nature, will  be  involved in both events, and no individual or community should be content to be found self-disfranchised,
when the occasiondemanded an intelligent use of the ballot in the best interests of country, locality, and home.
Besides, it will pay, in a sense  not
generally appreciated, we venture to
say, for any community to   have its
full force represented on the voters'
lists.   It   gives the  community iu
question a higher status in the eyes
of the "powers that be," and causes
its representations, appeals  and demands to be treated with greater respect than if its voting power was
insignificant.  This must be obvious.
We hope to see our  friends  in the
district taking the hint and striking
out for their rights and interests. The
ballot-box is the power  behind and
above the throne in  all   truly civilized countries in this age and year
of grace.    An intelligent and  con
scientious use of this mighty though
unpretentious engine of government
makes every man  a  sovereign  by
divine right.    To  neglect the exercise of the franchise is to trample a
great birthright under foot and  to
seriously and   stupidly curtail  the
importance and influence of individuals and communities.   Let New
Westminster district  keep  up  ils
well earned reputation for enterprise
and general   go-ahead-ativeness  by
rising to its privileges in this mattor.
As will have been seen, by reports published in this paper quite
recently, the results of the special
effort made by the city council, by
means of paid canvassers, to increaso
the number of names on the provin
oial and Dominion voters' lists, were
very satisfactory. In about five or
six weeks' work, within tbo limits
of the citv, the two vote collectors
succeeded in adding to the provincial voters' list tbo respectable liim -
ber of 638 names, biiaging the total,
after striking 19 bad names off the
old list, up to tho exact figure of
1,001, representing actual live
voters. Still moro satisfactory was
the result with respect to the Dominion list, to which wero added
1,097 new names, and 101 struck
off, thus giving tho goodly total of
1,385 Dominion electors within the
oity. Westminstor has done her
duty in this niatter as a corporation
(although it is to bo hoped, if there
are any individual's in the city qualified as provincial or Dominion voters, who have been overlooked, that
they will take the necessary steps
to bo registered), and will liave all
the voice in tho futuro affairs of tiio
province and of the Dominion that
her population entitles her to.
The Haytian war lias ended in
the complete triumph of Hippolyte,
whose army has entered Port-au-
Prince and who now exercises undisputed sway over the black republic, observes an exchange. His
former rival, Legitime, sailed away
from his native land on board a
French vessel and is now probably
a refuge in Cuba. The island is as
quiet as an island could reasonably
be expected to be under such circumstances, and Hippolyte may
reasonably hope that he will be left
iu undisputed possession of the government for at least a year. The
Haytians have decided which of the
rival chiefs shall rulo over them;
but in order to reach this decision
they have kept almost the whole
male population of their country
under arms for an entire year, have
killed more than three thousand
of their fellow citizens in battle,
have almost destroyed threo of their
most important cities, have permitted their fields to be uncultivated
and unproductive, und have expended about ten million dollars to
maintain nrmie3 in tho field. This
is a pretty heavy price for a feeble
and impoverished people to pay.
But they have only paid the debt of
war. Famine nnd pestilence aro
still to be reckoned with, and it
may well be supposed that tlieir
account i. in not 'uo a light one.
And all this wasto decide whether
Hippolyte or Legitime should be the
leading actor in the farce of government.
Dr. Legrand du Saulo, a celebrated French physician, claims that 75
per cent, of epileptic ohildren in
Paris hospitals are born of intemperate parents.
Benevolent Old Man—"What's
the matter my littlo man I What
are you crying about!" Small Boy
—"I ain't got no (bo-hoo) no mother,
nor uo father, nor (bo-hoo) no brothers, nor no sisters, ner (bo-hoo) no
uncles, nor no aunts, ner no (bo-hoo)
—ner nobody else," B. 0. M.—
"Well, tilt, tut. Don't cry about
that; you're just the kind of a man
we'll lo wanting to run for Presi-
And | dont about forty years from now."
Exhibition week is growing near,
and all preparations for a very successful affair all round are progressing satisfactorily. The directors of
the association, the council, and tho
celebrating committees especially,
are working indefatigably, and it
will not be their fault if the exhibition, etc., is not by far tho most
brilliant and successful thing of the
sort ever held in the province. The
collection committee for the celebration have commenced work, and
are meeting with fair liberality.
Upon the amount of funds they are
able to raiso will depend, of course,
to a great extent the measure of
success of the celebration in connection with tlie exhibition, and the
patriotic citizens of the roynl city
will not need to bo urged to excel
themselves in liberality on this occasion. The eyes of the other cities
of the province, at least, are on us.
We must distinguish ourselves on
this particular exhibition occasion,
or bo content to be forever uftor
ea.'-tinguished so far its our honor
and fair fame is concerned j for wo
have made big promises, nnd there
must be a corresponding fulfillment.
But the redemption of our honor
and fair fame will not bo the only
benefit the city will gain from holding a first-class exhibition and celebration this full. Many substantial advantages will accrue, of wliich
overy citizen will reap a shitro, both
immediately nnd in the future. All
arrangements are well in hand now,
and success is assured so far us
those important matters are concerned. The only thing that is
wanted is the "spondoolicks," and
that is coming in fast. Keep it
rolling, brethren.
NO. 3(i.
r^i'mi..^:*^^^, i.T.W
Harold P. Brown, Esq., electric
engineer, read an interesting paper
recently before the international
congress of medical jurisprudence,
New York, which dealt principally
with the advantages and dangers of
electric lighting. This i3 getting
to be a very important question in
the larger cities, at any rate, where
electric wires for lighting and otlier
purposes will soon form a perfect
network on every street. The
advantages are summed up as
follows : The air will uo longer bu
polluted with smoke, for one immense station provided with triple
on quadruple-expansion engines and
furnaces, in which combustion is
complete, will supply heat, light,
power, and motion. The consequent
addition to human health, comfort,
and length of life by the banishment of dirt and noise will be enormous. Electrical disinfection and
sewage purification are already in
use, and since we can command
immense volumes of electricity, it
is not improbable that a better understanding of the laws of meteorology
will enable us to at least partially
control the weather, and thus avoid
the evil effects of severe changes
and extreme temperatures. But to
offset these advantages, adds the
essayist, earth and air aro filled
with wires, many of which may be
charged with swift and invisible
death, wliich may overtake the
most cautious in a myriad of unseen
ways. If, then, the near future is
to see a thousand electrical horse
power distributed where now we
have but one, it is clearly tho physician's duty to point out the dangerous currents, and it remains for the
lawyer to secure wise legislative
action preventing the adoption of
systems or apparatus which needlessly jeopardize human life and
health. The list of deaths from
electric lighting numbers, though
incomplete, over two hundred in the
past few years; yet it must be borne
in mind that not one street in a
hundred or one building in a thousand is as yet lighted by electricity,
and not more than half the house
lighting now done is the work of
the continuous current used at a
pressure that cannot prove fatal.
Dangerous eloctrical systems are
being rapidly installed in all parts
of the country, and in the interests
of human life and health prompt
action is imperatively demanded.
The only sufe and proper course is
to have a thorough examination
made by unpurchasable medico-legal
experts, and laws in accordance
with their recommendations submitted and urged for passage. But
it may be said that tho laws already
iii force give the various boards of
health full jurisdiction over any
business, matter, or thing dangerous
to life or detrimental to health.
True; but, while every other source
of danger is manifest to one or more
of the senses, electricity is silent,
impalpable, odorless, invisible. A
man in the lawful pursuit of business or pleasure may be flashed out
of life or have his nervous system
hopelessly shattered by a contact
between a metal railing and damp
pavement, simply because somo electric lighting company chooses to use
a dangerous current or neglocts safeguards on account of their expense.
Special legislation, therefore, is needed to prevent these hidden dangers.
Burying the wires is no proteotion
unless you bury with them lights
and motors. Chicago has never had
overhead electric light wires, and
yet at least six men have been
killed in that city by electricity.
The wires of the telephone, telegraph, messenger service, fire or
burglar alarm, etc., while harmless
in themselves either abovo or below
tho surface, may be made death
dealing by tho presence of a dangerous system of electric light or
power. If corporations aro permitted as at present to enmesh our
cities with wires carrying death-
dealing currents—currents which
can escape and produce death
through any known insulation—it
will not be long before the public
clamor will cr-use the adoption of
laws hampering, if not destroying,
all electrical industries. This question of regulating electric wires has
not becomo a pressing one in the
cities of this province as yet, but it
is worth while noting, und profiting
from, the experience of the larger
cities of the continent with tho
subtle fluid as a lighting, hoating
and niotory agent.
We are glad to find out that we
were mistaken, as a correspondent
informs us in another column, with
respect to tho meaning and intent of
the petitioners in the Southern Railway matter. If we did misapprehend tho meaning of the petitioners,
with regard to the bridge bonus, as
we are bound to believe on the
word of our correspondent, we cannot be charged with having done so
purposely ; for, U3 the petition was
drafted, it is very difficult to construe any other meaning upon the
point iu question than the ono which
we educed. Quotations from the
introductory clauses ot- tlm petition and from clauses threo and
four, read together, will prove
this :    "Therefore the  undersigned
* * * pray * * * that in
any agreement  entered into   *   *
* the substantial essence of the
following clauses may be embodied,
especially those referring to the
bonuses in money and land, and that
no other bonus be given. (3) When
the first train from Whatcom shall
havo arrived in the company's yard
on Lulu Island * * * over
such a ferry or bridge across Fraser
River as the company agrees to build,
and over such a bridge across the
Nortii Arm as the company agrees
to construct, then §50,000 to be
due the company from the city.
(4) When the said road is extended
from Whatcom to any one of the
cities of Seattle, Tuconia or Fortland
* * * then a further bonus of
1100,000 to be duo from the city to
the company." These quotations
speak for themselves. No added
comment is necessary. Wo gladly
accept our correspondent's correction—uot of our construction of the
petition (no other was possible)—but
of the document itself.
The Duke of Fife, although a respectable member of English society,
has the misfortune of possessing near
relatives whose behaviour has given
rise to much scandal. The character of his three sisters has been
such that it was found absolutely im ■
possible to invite thom to attend
their only brother's wedding at
Buckingham Palace. The eldest,
married to the eocentric Marquis of
Townshend, lives separated from her
husband, from whom she eloped in
years gone by. The second, Lady
Ida, who conferred her hand on the
well-known turfite, Adrian Hope,
likewise eloped and became the
heroine of one of the most remarkable divorce trials ever heard in the
London courts. Tbe youngest, Lady
Agnes, deserted her husband, the
late Lord Dupplin, and eloped with
his best friend, the handsome Herbert Flower. Both the former and
the latter are now dead, and have
thus enabled Lady Agnes to contract a third marriage with the famous London surgeon, Alfred Cooper.
Somebody who had got into a dispute with his mother-in-law wrote
to the Chicago Herald to inquire the
meaning of the words, "coming
through tho rye." Tho Herald somewhat airily and hastly replied :—
"Coming through a field of grain."
It now hastens to retract, saying :
"All Scotland has fallen upon us,
and protests against our answer
have been received from every
stato in the union." Tbe song seems
to refer to a ford of the Rye river or
stream, or a passage upon stopping
stones, where a kiss was exacted as
toll, just as the same privilege, according to tradition, is the right of
a young man when crossing a
bridge in this country. In fact, tho
American tradition seoms to be
really the survival of the Scottish.
That Burn's verses refer to a stream
is shown by those upon which he
based thom, and aro printed in Mrs.
Helen Kendrick Johnson's book,
"Our Familiar Songs, and Thoso
Who made Thom," an invaluable
work which is not half do well
known as it deserves to be, and
wliich should be in the possession of overy lover of songs with
some meaning in tho  words.—Ex.
!■?■ w>b -WU
be re-opened August 1st, and will be
under the management of a FIRST-
CLASS DRESS-MAKER from Montreal.
Style and fit guaranteed.
Including Tools of all kinds of the best makes; CroSS-CUt & Hand-Sjnvs,
Itnrbeu Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary Utensils for Farming;
Pulley Blocks, Snatch Blocks, Hope & Chain in all sizes; Pitch,
Tar & Oakum; Tarred and Plnin Paper for Ituildiug; Paints & Oils
in all colors; I.il|ili(l Paints in all shades; Floor Paints ready to use; Grind
Stones; Wall Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purposos;
Lubricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural Implements,
/ST iSpooial attention givon to ordors by moil.
T. J.
Columbia Stheet, New Westminster".
Ogle, Campbell & Freeman
Planing Ii Company, Ld.
All Ms of Roni and Dnssai Lnbur
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
^.3sri> js-t.,Tj kinds oir
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors*   Frames,   Windows,
Tni: Columbian Phintinq Establishment lins first-class facilities for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of ovory description, Posters, Dodgers,
Price Lists, ore. Prices will bo found ns low as at any othor offico where
first-class work is dono. VOLUME 34.
ET,',*s»r -rjewas&Mtsxi'si
NO. 36,
Kumor that Several   Important
"Changes will Take Place in the
Dominion Cabinet,
Ten Thousand Peoplo Killed in i
Recent Storm in Japan. Thousands Homeless.
The Proposition to Give State Aid
to h Catholic University is
Badly Received.
'Toiionto, Aug. 30.—Tho Mail's Ottawa correspondent deolaros there nro
agnin ruimirs of ohmi^es ia llie cabinet.
He Bays : 1 nm tald un good authority th.it Culby will beoomo a nioinbiir
of tlio oabinet, as representative of the
English speaking pocplo of the eastern
townships, befure the next session of
parliament, The anointment should
not be delayed as it mny nut be lung
before there will be ne saiili element
in the eastern tuwusliipa in represent.
Peter White, of Renfrew, will Bueueed
to the ,'it■■ uty speakership. Just what
portfolio Oolhy )>iil absnnio is not even
guessed nt. It will nut be that
railways and canals, because it is
linbly asserted Unit that' department
will again lie united tu public works
under the .may of Sir Hector Lance-
vin. There can be no doubt that but
fni? Ooptigan-tho ministership of trade
and cmiiniirco would bo brought into
being, but that would involve n reduction in the pink of the head of the inland revenue department, which Cos-
tigan would nut brook. Still a deal iu
that directiuil may lie looked for, and
in thai case prbbobly Colby would
take charge ns comptroller of customs,
Bowell taking the ministership of
trado snd commerce.
meeting of the strikers will be jieid in
Hyde Park on Sunday. The dock
companies are still obdurate with regard to the single point in dispute, the
increase of wages as demanded by the
men,, and indications are unything but
favorable tor an immediate settlement
of the strike.
London, Aug. 30.—It is understood
that tiie government and the Catholic
hierarchy have beon negotiating for a
long time with reference to tlio proposed Catholic university in Ireland to
be endowed by the state. Mr. Pnrneli
wns informed of the progress of these
negotiations, und tins known for somo
dnjs the intention of the government
to take tlio courso outlined by Mr.
Balfour. But tho Ulster men, who
itve taken entirely by surprise,,nre fori
ous. They assert that they were
given the assurance by the government
that there wns no intention to sanction
the Catholic |iropoQitls, und now thoy
inid themselves grossly deceived. They
take no pains to conceal their rage and
disgust, and are loud in their denunciation of tlie ministry, They will
not, they say, continue' to give their
support to u "papist government.'1
New York, Aug. 30.—The a. s.
Columbia, of tho Hiiinbiirg-Amorican
line, whieh arrived this morning,
broke the record from tho Noodles to
Sandy Hook. Time (J days, 18 hours,
20 minutes.
New York, Aug. 30.—On the real
estate e -.change, Broadway, tho surface
railrond wub sold, subject to all its
obligations, for $250,000. The purchaser was Daniel S. Lament, but
whether he was buyiu„' for himself or
a syndics to could not be ascertained.
Tho real estate men generally expected
I    tho property to bring a much higher
,    price.
|      CoMnERLAND, Md., "Aug. 30.— Nel-
(   vin E. Unrlitz wns  hanged  here  this
',   morning for tho murder of  his  wife.
He siiowed no signs  of  tenr  on  the
scaffold and died without struggling.
Yokohama,  Aug.    30.—By recent
storms in tho district  of   Walkayuma
■'  ten   thousand people   perished   and
,   twenty thousand  are homeless.   Tbe
loss of property is enormous.
London, Aug. 30—No unusual feu-
'   ture marked the prorogation of parliament to-day.   Io the queen's  speech,
'   read iu tiie house of  lords,   her  majesty aaid, "My lords; it is with much
'   satisfaction I release you from the  labors of this  protracted  session.   My
relations with other powers  uro  most
oordial, and since the beginning of the
BOBsieii nothing hns   happened  to  diminish my c ntident expectation   that
the peace of Europe will   remain   unbroken.   The only exception   to  the
tranquil course of oveuta hns been the
partial attempt of the Multilists to   invade the southern frontier   of   Enypt.
The conference held at Berlin agreed
upon a convention for the regulation
of the government nf. the Samoan  Islands.    Pile instrument has tieen  up-
proved by me. und by the German em-
i  poror, nnd now awaits  tho  assent of
:  the American senate.   At my suggestion the king of Belgium has consent-
!  ed to sum mon a conference of European powers nt  Brussels, to consider
! the slavo trado by land and sea, and
|  deliberate upon measures for arresting
: or iniiigi'ti'ig its evils.   I have come to
an agreement with the French whereby
controversies respecting the boundaries
of   our   respective   possessions   nn
the west coast of Africa have been ad-
, justed.    Oentlenuu of the House of
Commons: I gladly acknowledge the
care and liberality with wliich you have
provided for the wants of  tho  public
servico.    Miy   .Corn's  ana'  Gentlemen:
The  measures  you   huvo    takon  to
strengthen lho naval defences will enable my subjects to  pursue  industry
■ and enterprise in more completo security and  peace.   I  assented   with
1 much pleasure to the bill bringing hss
,  prosperous portions  of  Ireland  into
rapid communication with tho pricci-
i pnl markets of   thu united kingdom by
menus of a systematic extension uf
| railway-     This provision Will confirm
the increasing ngrioiilturnl and com-
i merci'il well being which has aooom-
| panied the gradual suppression "f  dla-
■ or-Jor in Ireland. I un thankful to be
able to rcaognize eigi.- of growing prosperity, the fruit   of  returning   ooiili-
' dence, which is evorywhere discernu-
| able."
London, Aug. 30.—Tho committoe
of the striking dock yard laborers held
a meeting early this morning, presided
over by John Burns. The results of
the meeting wns n circular issued,
solemnly apponling to workers of overy
calling in London to striko on Monday unless the dock companies shall in
tho meantime concede tho final demands of their striking omployoes, to
wit, Bix ponoo an hour for ordinary
work and eight penco au hour for over-
' time. Lnttor to count from 6 o'clock
in tho ovening  to  8  o'clock  in  the
' morning. Undor thn contract system
tho demands' aro for 8 ponce an hour
for ordinary work and a shilling nil
hour for overtime. No man to bo oin-
ployed less than four hours.     A groat
Reso, Nov., Aug. 29.,—The Bid-
well stage, which arrived hore last
night, waa stopped hy a highwayman
nnd relieved of the Wells Furgo treasure box.
St. Loois, Mc, Aug. 29.—Henry
Shaw, the philanthropist who died on
Sunday, left his entire estate, amounting to 852,500,000, to the city of St.
important resolutions.
San Franoisco, Aug. 29.—The commercial conference opened this afternoon in the chamber of commerce.
Resolutions iu favor of the establishment uf a department uf commerce by
the United States government, the
permanent establishment uf ocean and
mail steamship lines on the Pacific
ocean routes, and a liberal compensation by the government for the carriage of tho ocean mails on said lines
of steamships, availablo for wnr und
transport purposes; tho mnritiine defence of the Pacific coast ports; the
immediate construction of tho Nicaragua canal as a means of national defence and commercial development;
the encouragement of maritime commerce and iucreased energy in tho
construction of a navy and a transpacific cable were read and referred to
committees. The last resolution was
us follows: "Whereas the urgent necessity of cable communication between
the Pacific const of tho United States
nud the Sandwich Islands, tholslands of
the Pacific, the Australian colonies and
New Zealand, has been demonstrated
to this chamber, therefore be it resolved, that the senators and members
of congress from California be respectfully requested tu tako such steps as
shall to them appear beat to secure a
suitablo vessel from tho United States
navy for the purposo, and the appropriation of, aay 8100,000, to equip
such a veaael fur the servico, and thnt
she proceed at as early a day as convenient to mnko tho soundings for a
cnblo from tho Sandwich Islands tothe
northern part of the colony ot New
Zealand via tho Island of Tutuilla.
The convention then adjourned until
Oltawa, Aug. 29.—C. S. Hull,  of
Washington, vice-president of the society of economic science and statistics,
in an address before the American
science association at Toronto last
evening, luuks forward to the ultimate
political union of Canada and tho United States.
Ofliciul notification of Biahop Walsh's
elevation to tho archbishopric of Toronto hns boen received from Rome.
The arbitrators appointed to decide
upon the merits uf Hubert's proof that
the Jesuits tench a doctdrine that the
end justified the means, met to-day.
The Protestants proposed Prof. Murray, of McGill, as tbe fifth arbitrator. The Jesuits objected, proposing
one of their professors. The proceedings consequently came to naught
London, Aug. 29.—Mr. Balfour's
promise to bring in a bill for the endowment of the Irish Oatholio university, coupled wilh Mr. Parnell's immediate acceptance of the proposal,
creates almost a panic amongst the
liberal leaders, who see that this new
departure of the tory government
means the disruption of their party.
It is certain thut Mr. Parnoll has
reached some sort of an understanding with Lurd Salisbury's government
unci itis eien slated that the Patnell-
itoB will support tho tory premier nt
the noxt election in return for tho concessions, which will practically amount
to homo rule and a land law which
will quite effectually throw tho landlords in Iroland ovorboard. Thia
change of front nn eho pnrt of Lord
Snliabury is certain to lose him tho
support of the Ulster members, but he
will probably carry with him nil but n
vcy few of the conservative members
and unionists, whilo the addition to
his forces of tho solid Parnellite contingent and of such liberals ns care
moro for homo rulo than for tho
means of attaining it, will undoubtedly incroaso his voting strength vory
materially, notwithstanding the defection of the Protestant Irishmen and
a fow anti-Catholic tories. All of the
details of tho agreement ontered into
between Mr. Parnoll nnd thoso whom
he hns of Into so bitterly opposed, nro
not as yet understood, und as a result,
thero is no end of speculation. The
libornl loaders hold a meeting to-day,
at wliich Sir William Vornon-Har-
court made u speech congratulating the
liberal pnrty upon having successfully
proselyted the tory government. Few
of bin associates, however, shurod Sir
William's cheerfulness, nnd thoir joy
ut finding their own principles now
supported by the tories ifl not a little
tempered by tho certainty that this
support will keep tho tories in powor
indefinitely and themselves out.
Because the Queen did not Mention
the Behring Sea Matter in the
Prorogation Speech.
An Excursion Train and a Stock
Train Collide in Vermont with
Serious Results.
The Dominion Alliance will Meet
in Toronto to Arrange a Kew
Plan of Campaign.
Ottawa, Aug. 31.—Thero is much
indignation here over tho queen's omission to mention the Behring Sea sealing controversy in her speooh proroguing parliament.
Ottawa, Aug. 31.—Tlio government is indignant over the announcement thnt the queen's speech proroguing parliament made no reference to
tho seizure of Canadian vosSels in Behring Sea by United States cruisers, it
having been generally belived somo
such referrence would be mndo. An
official high in tho goverhmont services,
however, Baid last night he hnd not
expected uny reference to tho mutter,
adding: "Salisbury is doing his level
best to steer clear of any possible complication oh this score and is determined not to be drawn into a rupture
with the United States through one
of the colonies if it can bo avoided by
pacific raoanB."
Montreal, Aug. 31.—Rev. Father
RusBellot, parish priest of St. James
ohurch, this city, died this morning,
aged 02. He wus one of tho best
known and tho most popular priest in
the dincese of Montreal.
Queued, Aug. 31.—Cnpt, Smith arrived here and Monday opens nn investigation into the less of tho Dominion s. s. Montreal ut Belle Isle, Quebec.
Quebec, Aug. 31.—At lust night's
meeting of tho ciiy council n by-law
for the annexation of St. Sauveur was
definitely pussed. The municipality
has to pass a similar by-law tu announce the annexatinn.
Quebec, Aug. 31.—Establishments
for cunning blue berries this summer
have been started nt Ha Ha Bay,
Eboulements nnd other points of
Suguenay county. This ia a now industry.
Qoebec, Aug. 31.- According to the
government s. s Napoleon III, , which
has just arrived from light house sorvico in the gulf, the fisheries have been
good this season on the south shore,
but poor on the northward end.
Montreal, Aug. 31.—Preparations
are making in Montreal to-day for a
labor demonstration Monday. It is expected to be the boat ever held iu
Canada. The fourth annual meeting
of the Dominion trades and labor congress, which will be a very important
one, convenes in Montreal on Mouday.
$5,000 DAMAGES.
Hamilton, Aug. 31.—Agnes Nicholson, the heroine of the railway disaster nt. St. George, hns brought auit
against tho Grand Trunk Railway Co.
for §5,000 damages for injuries resulting from tho accident.
a convict escapes.
Stoney Mountain, Man., Aug. 31.
—Convict Froggart, No, 34, appears
to hnve escupod ubout 8 o'clock Thursday evening. The officials aro very
silent. He hns not yet been captured.
Froggart wns ono of n pnrty of tour
who wnylnid n Swede nenr tho O.P.R.
depot, about two yenrs ngo, nnd rob
bed him, Tlie offenders were given
vsrying terms, Froggart receiving
the longest as being tho head of the
Belleville, Aug 30.—Tho Local
Equal Rights Association passed a
proposal to abolish the dual language
tnd separate school system in Manitoba.
waa sent out nnd in a short timo sev
erol fire companies nrrived on the
CTcne. Tlio flames spread rapidly, and
before they could be checked one iargo
building, three stories high, filled with
valuable maoliinery, was completely
destroyed. About 3 o'clock the wall
on the northeast side bulged out and
about 30 feet of it fell with u crash.
Oliver Monshowor, aged 30, Bn employee, wns instantly killed. Wm.
Robinson, Charles Siefert, William
Sehuefer and Henry Scaser wore injured. Seifurt'3 injuries will provo
fatal. Robinson is badly hurt, but
may live. The others nro not seriously
injured.    Loos §90,000; insured.
Troy, N. Y., Aug. 31— An express
messenger on the Central Vermont
Railway, just arrived here, reports IA
persona were killed nnd 31 injured in
the accident at BrockBvillo.
Washington, Aug. 31. --Consul
General Curdwc-11 writes from Cairc
that the Egyptian cotton crop for 1889
will probably be somewhat ahovo four
hundred thousand bales, which is
somewhat above lust year's production,
but scarcely up tu the average. The
viceroy of Canton, China, hts abolished inland duties on iron and annulled the prohibition ngainst its ex-
purr, lie is nuw considering there-
nioviil uf duty on furnaces, with
the view of encouraging the iron industry in China. Advices from
Minister Derby sa>'s competition inthe
tea tr.de in China is very strong, nnd
juices linve never been po high. There
is special competition between Russian and English tea buyers, whilo Inst
summer's teas nro beine sacrificed in
London. New teas in China arc being
eagerly sought for at prices 20 to 30
per cent, ubove lust year.
San Francisco, Aug. 31.—Wheat
steady; buyer '89, 187"; buyer season Ml".
NewYork, Aug. 31.—Whendsteady;
Aug. 8-1]; Sept. Sl'-Ootohcr 81'; Dec.
Chicago, Aug. 31.—Wheat steady;
August 77'; September 77§; December
Liveraciol, Aug. 31.—Wheat do-
pressed; Cula. 6s. 9d.
Already Causing Considerable Discussion, whicli will Continue
During Recess.
Mrs. Maybrick 'fakes it Very Quietly in Prison, and Hopes
for Release.
The Brave Boulanger is About to
Venture from London for
a Sea Cruise.
NEW WESTMIKSTERl-Offieo, Mackenzie Street,       	
full List or  Oily end Suburban Pro-
Particular attontion paid   lo Farming
Newport, R. I., Aug., 31.—Another apprentice boy on the U, S. ship
New Hampshire has died of typhoid
fever. An investigation was held yesterday by the doctors and they found
the ship damp, aud the deposits from
the water closets exposed at low wnter,
resulting in a terrible stenoh, It is
not known what action will bo taken.
MiDDLEnuitY, Vt., Aug. 31.—Aii
excursion train to Burlington, from
the horso broedors meeting at Rutland, mid a stock train bound smith,
camo in collision nt 8:30 last night,
four miles north of hero, nonr Brocks-
ville. Both engines, uno car nnd n
putt of another uf the excursion train,
and ten or twelvo stock cars loaded
with uugs, were wrecked and piieo hi
a heap. The dead aro Conductor
Hiram Blodgott, of the excursiun
train, who lives at Worthficld, and a
passenger whoso body is under tho
train and cannot bo identified. Engineor Wm. Emery, of the excursion
train is dangerously hurt. Engineor
Will Chilsoiiis ribs nre broken, Fireman Henry Paran, of St. Albans, right
leg smashed and badly cut about the
head. Throo of tho stock train crow,
and Oharles and Arthur Hunt, of Now
Haven, passengers, aro injured, tho
latter soriously. No othors wero hurt.
Among the passengers in tho excursion
train were secretary of stato Porter, of
Montpolier, and L. A. Drew, of Burlington,
Reading, Pa,, Aug. 31.—A disastrous firo with loss of lifo occurred at
Spring Oity early tliis morning- Flnmos
woro discovered in tho rotary room of
tho Ainorican wood paper company's
works, by the omployoes.     An alarm
San Francisco, Aug. 31.—Tho
Pacific const chamber uf commerce was
temporarily organized here this morning with the following officers: H. L.
Dndge, of San Francisco, president;
Sam. Onlliyer, of Tacoma, 1st vice-
president; E. W. Jones, of Loa Angeles, 2nd vice-president; Thoa. J.
Haynes, uf Snn Francisco, secretary;
Sather Banking Co., of Snn Francisco,
trensurer. It will meet on November
Uth to perfect tho pcrmunent organization.
Marquette, Mich, Aug. 31.—Gogebic, the stage robber, was caught at
Republic, Mich., this morning.
a pugilist in trouble.
Lawrence, Mobs., Aug. 31.—Geo.
Bush,, one of the principals in the recent prizo fight in Snlein, N.H., was
before the police court to-dny chnrged
with being a fugitive from j ustice, being
wanted on the chnrgo brought by the
sheriff of Rockingham Cu. He wna
held in §500 bail for further examination, nnd will probably bo taken to
Portsmouth as scon as tho necessary
requisition papers ure obtained.  .
Wesohester, N. Y, Aug 30.—
Brittanio broke tho five-eighths mile
record of ono minuto hero to-dny,
winning tlie race in fifty-nine secunds.
El-rio-rey, owned by Theo. Wiuters,
of California, won the third race, three-
quarter mile handicap. Time, ono
minute eleven seconds, which bents the
world record by ono second.
Toronto, Aug. 30.—The approaching meeting here of the Dominion prohibition alliance council, un September
12th, is to arrange for a new plan of
campaign, now that the Soott act has
been wipod out. Seoretary Spence
says of the coming struggle : While
there is every reason for encouragement in the strong and growing sentiment of our oountry, and particularly
of our churches, in favor of temperance aud prohibition, the battle is uot
yot won. The position of the causo
sustained tho mighty and aggressive
power of the liquor traffic, and tho unsettled condition of political affairs
mako it desirable that at this juncture
we Bhould be more than ever wise,
prompt and united in all our movements, so ns to aecuro the best and
most permanent results. It is earnestly hoped that iu prayerful deliberation
tow.'ids that ond tlio reproBeiitatives
of isvisry phase of uur common cause
will unite m this the lirst meeting if tlie
oharaoter ever held in the Dominion of
Gloucester, Mass., Aug. 29.—The
schooner Lnndseer, the first to return
of tho Iceland fishing fleet, arrived toby trhpg-158,000 pi-unds of halibut. The siimmor on tho Iceland
coa.it was tho finest ever experienced.
The halibut was plentiful in May aim
June, but cod fish aud lung were
scarce, and the French, Norwegian and
English vcBsels had done poorly. A
Danish war veasol wns about tho coast
to seo that no law was violuted, nnd
that the crows of tho fishing vessels
committed no disdeiiieunor. The native fishermen are quito comfortable,
no destitution prevailing. American
vessels wero not permitted to laud fish
or buy stores without paying for it.
Shanghai, Aug. 30.—Intense excitement prevails amongst tho America na residing here in consequence of
news reoeived from Pekin, that prominent Chineso officials have petitioned tho government for tJie expulsion of all Americans from the conn
try. It is reportod that Princo Chun,
father oi tiic emperor, is advocating
tho expulsion of tlio Americans.
London, Aug. 31.—Balfour's hint
that ttio government may at the next
session introduce a bill for the endowment of a Roman Catholic university
in Ireland provides ample material for
the hest kind of political discussion
during the parliamentary receas. Tho
Roman Catholic paper, the Harvest,
calla attention to thu fact that under
Mr. Gladstone's lioulo rulo bill tho
Iriah parliament would not have been
able to do what Mr. Balfour has promised to accomplish, because Mr.
Gladstone expressly provided that on-
downient of religious bodies of all sorts
should be beyond its , puwer. There-
lore the Table thnnks Balfour for ilie
hold, generous and sttitestriutilike way
io which he lias t'.eed t!ie pt'ohleiil on
which lias beon sunt so un-iiy to'povts,
and assures him of its cordial support
The unionist Spectator approves the
proposal, but advises the government
to content, itself with carrying iliia
university bill and the hind bill lor Ireland. If, says the Spectator, Salisbury's government should attempt lo
pass on Irish local government bill
also, it will o.-erweigh itself and mny
come to grief.
London, Aug. 31.—It is now con-
ceeded no settlement of the Btrike is
possible to-day. Tho Dock Companies
have intimated they aro willing to
consider proposals from the men, but
if these are made they can't be formulated and negotiated before tlio strike
will have become almost genoral.
London, Aug. 31.—A friend who
haa just returned from Working,
where aho was permitted to see Mrs.
Maybrick, in the infirmary in tho
women's prison, snys she found her in
better health than Bhe expected; she is
nilo wed exorcise in the open nir dnily
und is supplied with better food in the
infirmary than ordinary prison fnres.
She is culm and quiet and seems to be
resigned te her situation for the present, but keeps up a hope  of  release.
London, Aug, 31.—Negotiations
between the strikers committee and
the directors of the Dock Co. are
still in progress. Mr. Burns addressed
a large meeting uf strikers and their
sympathizers this morning. Men all
along the low reaches of lhe Thames,
also the employes ut Shadwell basin,
uro joining their fortunes with the
strikers, and the general belief is the
end nf the struggle ia near at hand.
London, Aug. 31.—Genernl Boulanger is about to leave for a three months'
cruise in the Mediterranean.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 30.-It is
learnod that tho Grand Duke Alexander of Oldenbuig has forwarded to
the czar his resignation as commander
of the Russian guards, owing to the
an; i German feeling in Russian politics
which the duko submitted wns incompatible with his position, innsmuch ns
ho might be culled on to reign in Oldenbuig, by the recession by Prussia
of his hereditary rights, which were
renounced by the grand duke in 1866
by treaty. The czar declined to nccept
the duke's resignation, but gave him
11 months' leave instead.
London, Aug. 30.—The Oomto do
Paris has issued an election manifesto
to the people of France, in which he
declares that he is to snatch from the
hands of the oppressive faction now ruling France the power they so basely
abuse. He counsels all conservatives
to join hands and unite upon candidates at the eoming elections, and advises a wise tolerance of the Boulangists, whose programme, he says, is a
revision of the constitution, tho release of France from servitude and the
restoration of religious peace, a programme whioh should commend itself
to the approval of every true patriot.
He expresses the belief that tho Bonn-
partists will not refuse to support a
strong monarchy, and appeals for assistance to all as well who desire to sue
an Inmost republio founded.
London, Aug. 30.—Cardinal Manning has espoused the causo of lho
striking duck laborers and is pleading
with the directors uf the dock companies to put an end to the trouble liy
conceding the demands of 'he mei).
The gas stokers are becoming much
di.tlirbod over th" strike, and fears |
tire entertained that they may join tho
dooklneu, iu which ease the oity -,,tnd
be thrown into darkness and '.!.c
danger of a calamity from the neglected
retorts be very great. The manifesto
issued by the strikers' committee this
morning is signed by all the labor organizations of London, including tho
stevedores, sailors and firemen's unions,
iiumberingC0,000mon, The nccesaion
uf those unions is most important. If
I he dock companies rof uso to accedo to
tho torms demanded, grave complications must enaus forthwith and
the condition of affairs becomes moro
serious hourly. Mr. Burns addressed a meoting uf 6,000 men at Tower
Mill to-day, giving us a watchword,
"No surrender!" Ho wns wildly
cheered. Throo thousand iron workers
at Kcighley have struck.
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'y Organs sold at
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St, New Westminster.
Hi:.-.;) OFFICE:
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The Business of AT.LKI'P & 1IASON has
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will lie carried on ny the Company from
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and Insurance Agency.
MONEY TO LOAN ou Mortgage at Low
Rates. Town Lois and [Tunning Lands
for Bale on easy lerms.
Victoria, B. C., May 10th, 1S87.  dwjly5
British Columbia
The Annual Exhibition of Iho
Will lie Held nl lhe NEW EXHIBITION  BUILDING,
iueen's Park
Initio City of
OCTOBER 2ND, 3RD &4tk,'89.
$7000 - $7000
xnr x*3r-x2e:e2s
For   Exhibition   and   Sports.
in connection wi
be ihe opening ol
extensive prOg^nn
h this Exhibition will
Q.uoen's Pari: and nn
mo of SPORTS and
Ao,, under direction of tho CMtteens* Com-
■ lob printing of all kinda neatly done
at tho Colombian office. Prices will bo
found as low as at any othor office in
the province, —Adv
All onirics for *' ) Exhibition must be
mndo with the Bi iretsrybofore noou on
TUESDAY, October IM.
Ail stock nnd other exhibits from south
of the river wil I be carried across on tho
stenm ferry, free of chabge, nud drays
will be found at railway stations nud
wharves to convoy exhibits, free,tothe
Specinl Reduced Rates will be given ou
nil railways nnd steamers lo persons nnti
exhibits coming to the Exhibition.
As it is oxpeeted j lie attendance at thlf
Exhibition will bo vory large, the Direc
tors hope to see an exhibition worthy o<
the resources of the province.
Further in formation mny be hnd from
the prize lists [wliich will lie sent free on
application], or from llio secretary,
dwauMml VOLUME 34.
NO. ,
A medal is si ruck to comuieiiiorate
the seven hundredth anniversary of
the ninyornlity of London.
Mr. Edison is now an Italian
count and liis wife a countess, says
an exchange, and adds: The new
count might oliligo his brethren and
invent uu automatic organ-grinder.
He Knew,—Yalisely—So your
paper is destined to fill n long felt
■want, is it" I really fail to see just
■where tlio long felt want is. New
Editor—It is right under my vest.—
The Cardinal Arohbishop of Grail,
Hungary, enjoys an income of $400,-
000. It was a wise Irishman who
said : " For ii nice, quiet, dune, da-
cent, n isy job, I'd liko to be a bishop,
"You will let ine go to your wedding, will you not. dear J" said one
girl to another. "Upon ray word,
I can't proiui.se. My folks ure in
bucIi n luge about my wedding that
I am not sure they will evon let me
go to it myself."
Sobbing young wife (carrying on
her sli tre of the first quarrel)—"I
think you—you are just the -the
id—pi—meanest man in the world."
Young man (with a wider knowledge
of nii!iikind)"Tliat's ull you know
about it, Winifred. I oould lie a
blamed sight meaner than 1 am with
outbreaking the record."
The work of connecting by canals
the two great arteries of navigation
in Western Siberia lias so far progressed that a boat fifty-six feet long
and fourteen feet wide, taking three
and one-half feet of water, hau been
lately drawn from the Obi into tho
Yenisei with a load of forty tons of
flouj. These two rivers are 630
miles apart.
The conflagration in the Seventh
avenue tenement house, New York,
has clearly demonstrated the need
of a different sort of fire escape from
the outside iron ladders in general
use. In this case tiiey become red
hot, and those who did manage to
reach the ground by them were
frightfully burned on hands and feet.
Steps should be taken at once toward the adoption of a fire escape
system that shall be both safe and
The Mitchell Advocate says : A
commercial traveller, since the elevation of Bishop Walsh, of London, to
the Archbishopric of Toronto, is reminded of an occurrence some years
ago in a railway car, in which his
present lordship took part. An irreverent traveller asked Bishop
Walsh, probably now knowing who
he was, if he had not heard that iu
Paris as often as a priest was hanged a donkey was hanged at the same
time. The proposed victim of the
joke replied in the blandest possible
manner, "Well, then, let us both be
thankful that we are not in Paris.
Able sermons were preached last
Sunday in the large cities by some
of the most widely-known clergymen
in the country on such subjects as
"The Perils of Immigration,"
"Ruin's Everlasting Curse," "The
Dolan Double Tragedy," "From
Turkey to Japan," "The Gambler's
Trap," "The Male Gossip," "Oriental
Despotism," "Unconvicted Felons,"
"Influence of Heredity on Religious
Training," and "What I saw in*
' Mexico." There may have been n
few sermons on Biblical topics, but
they did not find tlieir way into tho
Monday morning papers.—Chicago
At last! John L. Sullivan, "the
big fellow," must hide his diminisli-
ed head, for a modern Samson—
who seems to be in reality the Biblical hero and Hercules rolled into
one—is about to make his public
appearance in the various large cities
■of Europe. The name of this worthy
is not given, but it is claimed for him
that he can twist around liis right
arm a double iron chain calculated
to resist a strain of 3,000 pounds—
6,000 in ull—and then burst it by
merely doubling his arm and expanding in's musoles, Dr. Band, the
oelebrated prison surgeon, says he
has seen but ono man like him in
the world.—Ex.
A late Birmingham, Ala., dispatch
say?, that n rumurkablo religious ex
oitein»nt prevails among the negroes
at Bessemer. An old negro, Tobias
Jackson, has been claiming for some
time to im the prophet Daniel, and
oonviii ' tlieee young negroes Sut-
urdnv : .st that they were representatives of Shadraoh, Meshach and
Abemiego, the threo children of
Israel who entered Nebuchadnezzar's
furnace of old, and persuaded them
to enter the Schloss furnace hero,
used for melting iron. Before a
large number of negroes they rushed into the white heat of the furnace,
and when they failed to reappear
Jackson announced that he saw
them rise into the skies. Ho said
they would visit the earth next Sunday, and the negroes propose to assemble at the church and continue
in prayer until their descent.
Probably the only secret pro
cess whicli has been kept inviolate, and for agCB openly defied the world of scienco, remarks un   exchange,   is   the  iron
trade of Rnssia. The secret of mak
ing Russian sheet iron is owned by
the government, and is such a paying
monopoly that it is currently supposed to defray the entire expenses of
the government. The works constitute an entire city, isolated and fortified against the rest of the world.
When a workman enters the service
he bids a last farewell to his family
and friends, and is practically lost
to the balance of the world. He is
never heard of afterwards, and
whether he lives or dies all trace of
him is forever lost. There havo
been several desperate attempts
made to steal or betray the secret,
but in every instance it has resulted
in the death of the would-be-traitor.
In one case a letter attached to a
kite, wliich was allowed to escape,
was picked up by some peasants,
und, despite their protestations that
they could not read, they were at
once put to death by the guards to
whom they delivered the letter, and
it was afterwards decreed that the
guards themselves should pass the
remainder of their days within the
works. The wonderful properties of
this iron are so woll known that it
is unnecessary to enlarge upon them.
"A journal which has taken to
lecturing its cotemporaries on journalistic amenities objects to our use
of the word 'lie.' We do not see the
force of the objection. 'Lie' is not
slung, neither is it vulgar. It is a
good English word, in constant use
by the best authors. One might us
well condemn the use of the words
'steal' or 'murder.' Of courso it is
not a pleasant word, but whon a lie
is told it is as necessary to call it a
lie plainly as to say that theft is
theft and that murder is niurder.
Wheu murders and thefts are done
no more we shall be happy to discontinue the use of those unpleasant
words, and when men and journals
cease to lie we shall be pleased to
rank 'lie' among words that are obsolete." So says the Globe, and its
argument would be quite sound if
everyone who used tbe word could
be trusted with it. Or, again, if
lying were a crime—as theft and
murder are—bo that the law would
restrain reckless accusations, there
would not be the same objections to
the use of the word. When you
call a man a thief, he can force you
to prove it, but to call a man a liar
—especially in a political contest—
is merely to say that you don't agree
with him, and few juries would
recognize his claim for damages.
We don't deny that it is a deplorable state of affairs, but we do not
see how it is to be remedied unless
our leading political journals set a
much better example than they are
setting just now.
Mr. Bolo Dental.
Tho attention of Mr. W. Norman
Bole, who ia in the city, was called to
a statement made by the attorney-
general iu a speech ontho ovo of the
election ill which ho stated positively
that Mr. Robson could get an attorney-
general from the mainland, as Mr.
Bolo would willingly accept tho portfolio, which statement Mr. Samuel
Perry Mills undertook to corroborate
by Baying "Norman Bolo told mo ro."
Mr. Bolo haa roqueatod the Times to
stato that thero ia no foundation whatever, for either Mr. Davie's or Mr.
Mill's statement.—Times.
luck-/ Indiana.
The Colonist snys upwards of 200
Indians, who have boon coining money
on the Frasor during tho salmon run,
arrived over by the Rithot Thursday,
wiih ull their ''ictus," und loft by the
sound steamer next morning for the
Puyallup and Whito river hop Holds.
Tho Indiana oro in high spirits over
the rosultii of the acuson'B fishing,
Bonie of them having earned from §1,-
0C3 to SI.200 apiece during tliu fishing
run. Thoy will mnko good wages during tho hop picking senaon na well,
und consequently huvo nothing to
grumble at aver tho wages question.
Fishing und hop picking appear to be
fur moro profitable than gold  mining.
.in Exclleil Convert.
A pecular incident occurred ut the
Revere houso yesterday morning.
Rev. Mr. Dowio occupies tho front
room on tho ground floor, and just
about 7 a.m. a man rushed through
the gate, and not taking tho trouble to
open tho window jumpod olonn through
it, breaking glnaa and suali. Tho reverend gentleman hnd not yot risen,
and wus considerable startled. Uis
eccentric visitor wns on » harmless
mission, however, and begged the
clergyman to pray for him, na ho wanted Baivniion, This dono tho visitor
withdrew, nnd later on tho clergyman
sought u glazier for tho purpose of
having tho damage to the window repaired. The namo of the excited individual could not bo leurnod.—Colonist.
Now McllimltM Church.
A moeting of tlio truateo board of
the Pandora Btreet Mothodiat church
will bo hold on Monday ovoning
noxt to finally decido upon tho
purchase of four lots fronting
on Pandora, Quadro and Jolin-
Bon streets. It ia expected that
thin property will shortly be purchased
at a figure in tho neighborhood of 812,-
000, and a grand new ohuroh edifice
will bu eroded nl a coBt of ovor  $00,-
(.'00. As soon re.- the now church is |
built und taken possession of, the preaent ohurch property will bo plncod on
tho market. It iB estimated to bo
worth about S3O,0'.',3. On Monday
ovening tho trustees will decido ou tho
advisability of sending an architect
east t..> study tin) plana of other handsome churches and prepare their plans
accordingly.—Colonist, Aug, 30.
Ililds!! I'ulumlila's D'rosrcsH.
British Columbia has certainly not
lagged liehind tho march of progress
sinco it entered tho Dominion. Its
population is still small, soincthiiig
like 100,000, but it is a population of
extraordinary vigor, enterprise nnd
publio spirit. Only tho adventurous
and oouragooua, and generally only
thoao gifted with n good constitution,
wero likely to seek that distant province in enrly yenrs of its administration. It is Btill, indeod, in the pioneer stugo, but tho proportion of successful and woalthy persons will probably in the coming census be shown
to be larger thun that of many of tho
older provinces. Tho coasting trade a
dozen years ngo was represented by a
tonnage of 125,000, which must bo
multiplied by twolvo to givo tho tonnage of tlio present. Its situation offers it a lurge ahnro of the control of
the Pnoifie in tho nour futuro, whilo
the railway at its buck makes it an entrepot between tho.new world and the
old. British Columbia is especially interested in the result of the Hon. Mr.
Abbott's mission to Australia, which,
it is to bo hoped, will provo of advantage both to that province and to the
Dominion as n whole,—Montreal
From The Arctic.
Tho ship America, of whicli Captain
Gibson is master, arrived in Nnnnimo
tho other morning aftor a few months
cruise in the Nortii Pacific Ocean nnd
Behring Sea. A littlo over four
montha ago, says the Free Press, the
America left Nanaimo for San Franoisoo with a cargo of ooal. At that
port half of the oargo was discharged
and supplies for tho Pacific whaling
fleet taken aboard, after whioh an un-
oventful trip was made to tho fur northern waters. The most northern
point reached by the America wns
Port Clarence just at the entrance to
the Arotio Ooenn, Thore the crow
heard home news for tho first time
sinco leaving Snn Francisco, as later
papers were ta'ion up by the revenue
cutter Bear. Tho native Esquimaux
exhibited unfeigned surprise at the
Bight of Mrs. Gibson, the captain'B
worthy wife, at Port Clarence, as it
was the lirat occaaion on which a whito
woman had beon Been in the extreme
northern latitude. During the trip
within tlio Arctic circle Captain Gibson obtained many curioi whicli seldom make tlieir way south. He had
the rood luck to capture a cub Polar
bear, which was taken whon only a
few days old. An equally curious
curiosity to bo seon on the America
is a full blooded Esquimaux dog,
which has nlredy greatly attached himself to the boat's crow by hia intelligence.
From Alaska.
Cnpt. Carroll, iu command of the
steamship Corona, uriived ut tho outer
whnrf from Alaska nt 6 o'clock last
evening, from Sitka, Alaaka. The
Corona had a very quick trip down,
arriving u day ahead of time. Tho
captain reports a general stagnation of
news north. Very littlo wus beiug
said in regard to sealing mutters in
Alaska, nud it was out known whether
or not uny liritish seheouors hnd been
taken to Ounulnskn, when tho Corona
sniled. The Benr nor the Rush had
not been seen seen iu port for several
months. Alaska people wore waiting
to henv news of what was transpiring
m sealing mutters, from the British
Columbia and California pnpors. Upwards of 100 tourists woro brought
down by the Corona, and are now
"doing1 Viotoria.—Colonist, Aug. 29.
Export Log Trade.
A question hns been raised as to
whut the export duty shall be upon
the logs J. D, Leary, of Joggins raft
fume, ia arranging to ship from British
Columbia to San Francisco by raft.
Mr. Leary has acquired some vnluablo
tracts of timber laud on tho Paoifio
const, und intends going extensively into the shipment of logs from British
Columbia to the United States market.
Whilo tho greater part of tho timber
of British Columbia is known us Doug-
lus pino, it is in ronlity fir, nnd it is believed should bo clnBsitied with spruce
ut §1 a thousand foet for export duty,
in place of a pine classification at an
export duty of §2 a thousand, Last
year lho total quantity of logs exported
frnm Britisli Columbia to the United
Ststes only renohod 220,000 feot, and
seven masts and spars valued at $88.
Mr. Leary expects to do a large business in shipping masts and apors from
British Columbia to tho different American ports along the const.—Northwest Lumbeiinan.
A Sensible -.Ipl-ilun.
Tho repented seizures of British sealing schooners in Behring Sea must
soon stir up the British authorities to
the point of contesting the American
claim to exclusive jurisdiction over
this gteat fishing ground, lt is questionable, certainly, if the American
claim can be maintained in an international court. It has in fact poor
basis in rationality. Tho sea is open
north and south, and ia not even approximately inclosed by United States
territory; but while Russia held Alaska she claimed and ruled this water,
and the American theory is that we
acquired the sea with the Alaskan purchase. Wo have cortninly all the rights
to it that RuBsia ever had, but it is
greatly to be doubted if Russia's claim
waB good, and if it could have stood
before a contest by any other nation.
This ia not a question to go to war
over, and the current talk about possible trouble between Great Britain
and the United States in consoquonco
of it is the sheerest nonsense. When
it finally comes to a contest, it will in
all likelihood bo settled by arbitration,
after tho manner of the Sun Juan settlement.—Seattle Post Intelligencer.
"A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned."
The William Johnson Co. authorizes every dealer in Paints
throughout Canada to guarantee
to his customers a net saving of
CENT by the use of
This guarantee sets forth the
fact that ONE DOLLAR'S
will cover a greater surface, last
longer, present a better appearance and give greater satisfaction than One Dollar and a Quarter's worth of most Paints now
in the market, and that the said
William Johnson Co. will repaint, free of any charge whatever, any building or structure
on which the above results are
not fully realized.
i GS-O    TO ■
Cheap Cooking Stoves & Ranges!
to I .mills Sts,, Vaadouver,
Whom we have appointed our sole agent for our celebrated
Stoves in that district. Mr. Mellard will supply our Stoves at
New Westminster prices. dwnoiyi
Misses fc Children's
And Where to Get the Newest Styles, Where to Get the Best
Quality, and Where to Buy Them at the Lowest Prices.
%&• REMEMBER, my stock of fine Boots and Shoes, in the
newest styles, is larger this season than any dealer's in the Province.
To buy at Low Prices, to sec the Greatest Variety, to get New-
Goods (not old shop-keepers), go to
dwto SI  Gol-u.x-a.-bls. Street.
!, T. Rfc&D & CO.
33SAUB3-,   IS*
ConaUnlly ou Hand nn Extensive Stock of
Iwiy Goods, Groceries-,   Moots <V -Sliocs, Huts <& Caps,
CJroelcwj, GSusswarc, £<%
BE 33 ]&r * S     «Sa     BOTES'      £3 XT 3E *£■ S3.
Oreat Variety of Household Articles.   Also,
N. B.~*Farm Produce bouijht nt markol rales or sold on commission.  nta_Ordera
from tbe Interior promptly m limited to. dwjesto
For First-class Family Groceries and Provisions, go to
SINCLAIR'S, ■    Oolumbia Street.
New Goods arriving all the time. A nice lot of CHRISTIE S
CRACKERS & BISCUITS just to hand. New SYRUPS, MO-'
LASSES, etc., etc.   Call and get prices, dwtc
Groceries and Provisions
JET WQ Mil MM m    *Mz «Z3 •
Coffees Roasted and Ground on the Preuiiuiis.    Fino Teas a Specialty.
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NO. 36.
f Weekly British Columbian
WoilucHiluy Horning, Aug. 38, 1880.
Tlio Siieukcrnlilu.
We are informed from a government source that Mr. Edward Allen,
who claims to bo the oldest and most
consistant supporter of the prosent administration now in tho house, will insist upon iv recognition of his claims
for tlie position of spanker. It was reported a few days ago that, Mr. Higgins would receivo tho appointment,
but at that timo it was not known
that tho mombor for Lillooet intended to prosa for a recognition of his
long and faithful services.—Times.
Tlie Halmoii lixhlbil.
It is understood tho salmon packers
of tho FraBer river aro making up on
exhibit for the Toronto industrial exposition, which will bo in overy way
worthy of tho greatest industry of the
province. All the principal paoklng
establishments will be represented,
and the wholo exhibit will present a
pyramid 30 loet high, whieh, without doubt, will provo ono of lho must
interostiiiL' features in tho wholo exhibition. The exhibit as an advertisement will prove of great value to the
Ore Assuyi.
The following aro the rcsultB of assays mado by Dr. Bredemeyer, of
specimens of oro from a lodge in the
McMurdo district: Load, 05 to 80 per
cent, per ton; silver, 73 to 83 oz. per
ton; gold, g3 to 89 per ton. This
gives an average over an area of threo
miles of the ledge. Another ledgo in
tho same distriot gives a showing as
follows: Copper, 19'- per cent, per
ton; silver, 45 to 57 oa. per ton; gold,
§33 to 800 per ton. All along tho
Columbia river valley, the doctor says,
thore are indications of coal.
Ciipe nailery Fisheries.
The recent report of the fish com
mission steamer Albatross says: Large
numbers of halibut and rock cod wore
found off Cape Flattery, and when the
trawl was set in water from 4,758 to
4,760 fathoms deep many unrecognized
speoimens of fish were takon. Besides
Bounders, deep sea solo, Norway haddock, Macruaus and hog fish, sea
shrimp*, sea urchins, holothurioids,
ophiorians, star fish, sea anemones,
conoids, ponnpures and hermit crabs
were also pulled up. Black cod was
caught at 859 fathoms, the greatest
depth in whioh they have been found
A line sandy bottom was indicated.
What a Unllroail Does.
Judge James G. Swan has sold 40
acies of his "Soiut's Rest" proporty to
some parties from British Columbia
for 81,000 an acre. We loam from
the judge thst tho samo parties are
coming baok to purchase another traot
near by. It is understood that they
have offered 81,000 an acre for part of
tho Hammond laud. Of this land Mr.
Hammond donated 20 acres two years
ago to the proposed Mothodist university. It was put into the bonus raised
at a valuation of $50 per acre, nnd was
rejected on tho ground that the value
was too high. Last winter part of it
sold for 8500 an aero. iNow it is desirable property at doublo that nmount.
Thus we boom under a railroad oer-
tainity.—Port Townsend Argus.
S-oor In ns a Provider.
Those who imagine that the noblo
red man can't be civilized, and that all
his <7iii7f(iinm when ho gets any is
spent only for common groceries, loud
colored shawh, muskets, and "tangle-
log," would get new views on the subject if thoy could watoh the purchases
that the "flush" ohildren of the forest
are laying in from the Btorcs in this
oity, afier tlieir unusually profitable
season iu tho fisheries. As illustrating
tho degree of civilization reached by
theso natives, their purchase of large
numbers of sowing machines and baby-
carriages, and such implements ns
plows, speaks louder than words. Tho
Indians aro good customers, paying
strictly cash, and knowing what they
' want, and our storekeepers aro all disposed to cultivate them, and aro reaping n Inrgo harvest this senson, on account of the great success of the fisheries.
, Coining Northwards.
It is believed that tho Union Pacifio will shortly reach Puget Sound. It
is mulling Port Townsend its objootive
point. The articles of incorporation
hnvo been tiled, and tlie capital stock
is 85.000,000. Seattle is also to bu
reached, wuh n branch to Gray's Harbor. Work on construction hns already begun at Port Townsend and
property thero has gono away up in
the olouds. From Port Townsend the
new line bonrs a little west of south,
skirting Hood's canal to the head of
that narrow arm of tho Sound. Thonce
the route is east and south, crossing
the Northern Paoifio track, south of
Oentralia. Tlioro are two paths from
Portland to Seattle. Ono is that of
tho Northern Pacific. The othor, that
of the Southorn Paciiic, crosses tho
Columbia rivor abovo Vancouver, nnd
lies to the east of the Northern Purine, orossing tho latter truck at Puyallup. Probably the Union Paoifio
will tako tho Southern Pacific route,
as it ia thirty-aevon miles shorter than
the other.
liiacli<<nl Hsliltiit.
Oaptain Lundberg, who has a lish
ing station on the northwest coast of
British Columbia, at Saunders Harbor, arrived from Victoria thia morning. Ho is doing his best to develop
the fishing industry up there, and especially deep sea fishing. For this
purpose he has induced a little colony
of his Swedish fellow countrymen to
emigrate, and in addition to the 20
ho has in his employ he expects moro
shortly. The location of the settlement is admirably adapted for their
colonisation, tbero being plenty of
wood and water, aud resources of forest and sea to draw from. The weather this season has not been altogether
favorable for fishing operations, and
consequently the catch has not been
what it would havo otherwiso been.
Oaptain Lundberg has put up for market 1,000 barrels of fiah, a littlo of
this for home consumption, but tho
groator part for export. Most of it
will find a maiket in Australia, or in
the United States. Tho fishing is done
from throo to sovon miles from shore,
ami at a depth in places les3 than 250
fathoms. Fish aro plontiful, and of
splendid quality, whilo their weight
runs everywhoro from 5 to 30 pounda.
Capt. Lundberg proposes to give the
skil, which is improperly called "bluok
cod," a now name. "Skil" is an Indian name and as ood is a very common and cheap fish, while the skil,
which is liko both a pickerel and a
mackerol, is better than either of them,
He proposes to call it the "blackoral."
—News-AdveHiser, Aug. 20.
Will BonnB The Bridge V>
Editor Columbian—Sir, I notico in
your editorial Tuesday that you accuse
the signers of the petition to the council,
re railway matters, of taking new ground
altogether on the bridge question, and
that they wish to repudiate the additional bonus of 8100,000 for the bridge. I
may say that such is not tho case, and
that you are entirely wrong in this conclusion.
The suggestions contained in this
petition aro based on tho old agreements, and pre-supposo that the
railway company will prefer to build
a forry instead of a bridgo, the
former being so much the cheaper; but I
oan say for myself and tho balance of the
signers, that if tho S. R. 11. Co. desire
to build tho bridge instead of tho ferry,
by all means let us have the bridge and
include it aud the additional bonus in
the now by-law, and mako one job of it.
I will vote for it mysolf with both hands,
and I don't think there is a yoter in tho
city but what will do tho Bame. I am
authorized by a number of the signers of
tho petition to state that if tho S. R. R.
Co. doclined to build tho bridge, we would
be willing to grant a bonus so as to establish a free forry between this city and
Browniville; and our city representative should oall tho attention of the govornmont to the urgent necessity that exists
for the construction of a traffio bridge
across Pitt river and also the need of putting the North Arm road in good repair.
This is ono of the great means of retaining our trade with tho district, by keeping all means of communication iu first
class order; and I think now that tho
city owns tho K. de K„ she might be
hauled up to the exhibition grounds,
and a better boat chartered to tako hor
place till tho S. R. R, Co. decido what
thoy avo going to do.—Yours truly,
A. M. Hkekiko.
Now WestminBter Aug. 28, 1889.
Late Canadian News.
Pittsbuko, Aug. 25.—-Rov. Father
Carson, pastor of St. Agnos' churoh,
delivered a special sermon to-day on
the subject of parochial schools. In
the course of his remarks Fathor Carson said that ho would not hereafter
grant absolution to parents who permitted their children to attend the
public schools. Explaining, he said
that tho recent council of bishops at
Baltimore had ordered that tho children of Catholic parents should not he
permitted to attend the public schools
unless by a special permit from tho
bishop of tho dioceso,
Salt Lake City, Aug. 27.—The
train robbers who held up the Rio
Grande western train throe weoks ago
woro captured in San Juan County,
Utah, by a deputy United States marshal and a ponse of Navajo and Ute
Indiana. Thoy were shackled and
woro on their way to Moab to be
brought to this city, when they jumped
from lho wagon and disappeared in
tho darkness. Although careful
search was mado they havo not been
found. The officers and Indians aro
still pursuing, and have some hopo of
recapturing them.
San Fbanoisco, Aug. 27.—Dempsey
and Lablanolio fought for a purse of
§5,000 at the California Athletic Club
this evening. Tho light lasted for 31
rounds. Up to the 15th it was pretty
oven, after that tlie "Nonpareil" hit
Lablancho wherever be liked. Ho
jabbed him continually iu the nock
uud it appeared that ho would suroly
be the winner. The Marino was nigh
exhausted at thn end of lhe thirtieth,
and every one thought that Dempsey
would finish him in the next round.
In tho thirty-first round Dempsey
smnshod tho Marine in the faco several times, when suddenly tho latter
reached him on the jaw and Dempsey
foil to tho floor liko a log. He failed
to get up in the required 20 seconds
and Lablancho was declared the winner.
Paris, Aug. 27.—A crowded mooting of Boulangists was hold hero this
ovouing to protest against the conviction and sontoiioo of their ohief. Theso
present were mostly workmen. The
police woro thickly distribuiod in and
about the hall and  a  largo   force  of
military was held in readiness outside |
while the meeting was in progress.
M. Laguerre, the Boulangist deputy,
presided at a stormy meeting of his
partisans here to-dny, called for the
purpose of selecting candidates to run
at the opproaohing elections for members of the lower house. In his speech
M. Laguerre declared that, though he
was a personal friend to General Boulanger, he was not prepared to follow
blindly. Ho desired the triumph of
the ideas which General Boulanger advocated and was prepared to adopt any
plan which promised that rosult without concerning himself for the fortunes of any individual. These remarks weru not kindly received. Quarrels arose at once which ended in such
disorder that tho meeting was finally
dispersed without selecting any candidates.
San Francisco, Ang. 28.—Jack
Dempsey, tho middle-weight champion, who was defeated last night by
Georgo Lablancho, was found in bed
by a Postal Press reporter this' forenoon. The "Nonpareil" appeared to
bo tho most dojected individual living,
and freely bemoaned his suddon fall.
Ho said that he hurt hia wrist in the
second round, and exhibited il to the
reporter. The thumb and wrist wero
badly discolored and swollen. Other
than feeling very bluo over his defeat
Dempsey said he was all right, and
would soon be after the Marine for
anothor fight.
Boston, Aug. 28. — Sullivan has
abandoned the hope of securing a place
to givo on exhibition horo, and will
opon a sparring tour in New York,
J. Baruottloft for New York last night
to make preliminary arrangements.
Sullivan will follow, probably on Sunday. He said yosterday Liney Tracy,
of Brooklyn, who was a big clever fellow, might be his sparring companion.
Toronto, Aug. 28.—The executive
council's statement presented at this
afternoon's session of the Forresters'
subsidiary high court, showed 3,583
new members had boen initiated since
last session, and arrangements are being made for opening thirteen adult
and eleven juvenile courts. Tlioro aro
91 courts in the Dominion, including
juvenile branches with a total membership of 9,938. Tho secretary's re
port showed a total of 8108,010.48 to
the oredit of the order.
Londondery, Aug. 28.—Mr. Burns,
the Socialist leader, presided at a
meeting of the striking dock hands
held this morning. In an address Mr.
Burns said that the companies threatened to import 4,000 Belgians to fill
the places of the strikers, but he had
apprised the Belgian Workmen's Union
with regard to the state of affairs, and
blooked the company's gamo in that
direction. The latest calculations
plaoo the number of strikers at 150,
000. Tho leaders are determined, and
threaten that the strikers will parade
the streets until the oompanies concede
tlieir demands. A report is iu circulation to tho effect that the officials of
tho Commercial Dock Company, are
considering the advisability of a- settlement. Tho feeling is growing more
hopeful every hour. Affairs have
greatly quieted down owing to their
being less intimidation. However,
there is atill the samo excitement at
St. Pancras. Notwithstanding the op
position of many of tho strikors, who
urge that no work shall be resumed
until the advance demanded is conceded to all, a large number of conl
heavers have returned to work. Coal
vans, leaving tho yards under polico
eacori, hnvo been attacked by a mob
of howling strikers numbering Boveral
thousands, Tho polico wero powerless. Tho strikers undid the chain
and truces and compelled the drivers
to return. In a few moments 6,000
iitiikero appeared on the scone and
started for the coal exchanges. The
sales agents oF six great coal oompanies
havo decided not to altor prices at
present, but to restrict the September
production to 3,000,000 tons, a decrease of about 1,000,000 tons as compared with tho same month lust year.
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multitude ol low test, ahort weight alum
or phosphate powders. Bold only in cans,
ROYAI. BAKING Powdkk Co., 106 Wall St,,
New York. 8fely
ShiSdres* Gry for Pitcher's Castor'tia.
"I have used Paine's Celery Compound and 11
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fool lllco a now
man. lt improves
tlio nppeitto and
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Spring medicine means moro now-a-dnys timo. it
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strengthened, tlio Wood purllled, liver and
bowels regulated. Palne's Celery Compound-
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against the estato of the late Loftus
R. Mclnnes ore hereby notified that unless their claims are furnished to the
Executor, James A. Robinson, beforo the
expiration of three months from this
dato, tho Executor will not bo responsible
/or their payment. All debts due the estate to be paid at once.
Datod this 8th day of June, 1869.
Je&-dwl-wm8 New Westminster.
Corbett & Kennedy,
"W-A-R SE1.
websteil's block (up-stair8),
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„   above line, we respectfully solicit a
share of the trade, and trust by careful
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Estimates fumlBhed for Galvanized Iron
Cornice, Roofing, Plumbing, Gas-fitting,
Steam and Hot Water Heatiug, dec.
■V Entrance to premises on Mary St.,
ln rear of Bank of B. C. dwmh9tc
Samuel Mellard,
Denier ln Cutlery, Earthenware,
Books, Stationery and Medicines.
Land Agent, Conveyancer, and
Notary Public.
Agent for "The Columbian."
Post Olllco Address, Chilllwhack,
Bank of Montreal.
CAPITAI (all paid up),  - $12,000,O00
UEST,       -       •       •       0,000,000
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W.J. BUCHANAN-Genernl Manager.
 Eng.; New York, Chioago, and in all
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M.VN-AGEU, Vancouver.
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Celery Compound
Is a unique tonic and appetizer. Pleasant tc
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UtylMltU rtltlll the viiytiew.ns'Jomrtit,
Mice of Removal
M. A. McBAE,
Begs to announce that he has
removed to storo in
Opposite Masonic Building,
Family Groceries
l.'olmilllla Slrccl,       Sew Wwnnlinitcr.
Choice Family Groceries!
Labrador Herring-s,
2s£ac0-rerel, Salt Cod,
^.x-nao*a.r's TJanc. Hams,
-A.xmo-u.r's TTelc. Bacon.
Flo-ur. Bxan. Sliorts,
noidwiy Scouliar-Armstrong Block, Columbia St.
Cor. Columbia & Mary Sts.
Lord Milton Estate!
New Westminster, B. C.
This  Choice Property,
centrally situated in JNew Westminster,
B. C, whicli has been tied up for several
years by tax titles and other difficulties, is
now cleared of ail 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
rango 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
For full particulars and prices apply to
the undersigned or to any of the other
leading Real Estate Agents in New Westminster.
*ff*mr,it,. • ■y".--:-i,-1f^-iiww.'-!»i*w!
SEPTEMBER 4, 1889.
no. aa.
Solomon Eubonstoin (in deep distress)—I expect, fader, we was better sent for some of dose elixir ohf
life, ain't it J Jacob Eubenstoin
(very low)—Vat vos you dinking'
ofh, Soloman" Did you vants me to
lose mine insurances"
Xiiou and Now.—Sunday school
Tenclier—"Now, Bobby, why did
Moses strike the rook ?" Bobby—
'"Cause ho wanted water." "Well,
we don't have to knock on tlie rocks
for water now, do we?" "No,
ma'am, but you have to knock three
times for beer on Sunday."
Tlio Princess of Wales has been
very stern and particular in the
education of her daughters. She
has had good material to work upon,
as her girls are clever liy nature.
The Princess lins taken great pride
in their accomplishments nnd feels
that her discipline has been extremely beneficial.
One of the Astors is reported to
have said tliat it is better to be
worth §50,000 than to be rich. The
popular idea of wealth is different
from this, but there is no doubt that
all above an amount which can be
taken care of with comparative
safety and ease is a serious and often
a dangerous burden, and that it is
so felt to be by its possessors.
The Philadelphia Times recalls
the pensively ineresting circumstance
that "Tiberius discouraged the
genius who discovered the secret of
malleable glass by beheading him."
Of course one can never be quite
certain how the genius took the snub
•whioh Tiberius administered to him.
Owing to circumstances not under
his control, after being thus rebuked
by the Emperor, he failed to retort
what his feelings were. But very
likely he felt "discouraged," At all
events, he never made any more
malleable glass.
There is war against Sunday trading in the city of Liverpool. The
practice of carrying on business operations there on Sundays lias been
increasing within the last few years.
The stores of butchers and tobacconists stationers and newsdealers have
all been keeping open as a regular
thing. The law has lately boon invoked against the practice, a statute
of the days of Charles II.(I) being
relied on to obtain convictions, and
on a recent day thirty-five tradesmen were summoned for Sunday
selling. The prosecutions have
brought out some exceedingly interesting arguments in defence of keeping open on Sunday, and reveal an
ingenuity which is capable of local
application. The butcher's shops,
we are told, are essential to the
happiness of the poor man, who
wants to resort to them at the hours
when the surplus stock of meat is
being sold off at reduced rates; then
of course the poor man's pipe must
needs be filled, and so busy is he
that his newspaper cannot be bought
on Saturday. And so on and so
An interesting comparison is
made by the London Times between the equipment of the fleet
which assembled at Spithead the
other day and that of the ships
with which Nelson won his victories. The Spithead fleet had 558
guns in all, not including the innumerable boat guns, quick-firing,
and machine guns. In Nelson's
time and for many years after each
man-of-war carried whole tiers of
guns, the Duke of Wellington, for
instance, having no less than 131
on her three decks. But the latter
were mere toys compared with the
giant breech-loaders of to day. The
heaviest shot used on the Victory
was only 68 pounds ; the Victoria
fires an eighteen hundred pound
projectile. The change in the
manning of fleets is no less marked.
The Spithead fleet had un aggregato
of 21,000 men, corresponding, we
are told, to an aggregate of 80,000
in Nelson's day. The whole science
of naval warfare, in fact, hns undergone a wonderful change, and even
now it appears to have reached only
an experimental stage,
Some strange things happen in a
railway travel, it would seem from
the following account of a very
melancholy occurrence iu the east,:
On a dark niglit the brakesman
walked through the car announcing
tho name ot the next stopping place,
whereupon n female passenger with
her young daughter mude ready to
disembark. Suddenly the train
stopped, the party moved to the
door of the car, and the girl stepped
out and down the steps, not, however, on to the platform of a railway station, but into a river many
feet below. The shrieks of the
drowning child prevented the
mother from following her to her
doom. Tliis was an actual occurrence, says o Canadian journal, on
one of our railways » few weeks
ago, and the explanation of it was
that after the brakesman had called
the name of the station, and beforo
drawing up at the platform, the
train was stopped at a tank that
the locomotive might renew its
wator supply. Unfortunately tho
passengers were not aware of  the
cause of tlie stop, nor did they know
that the oars stood on a bridge
below which a river ran. This
accident is by no means n novelty.
Two similar cases have just been
discussed before tho Pennsylvania
courts. In ono a passenger was
injured; in the other the accident
was fatal. The courts have held
the companies liable, on the ground
that after announcing through their
agent the name of the next stopping
place they were under nn obligation
to inform the passengers if for any
reason uu earlier halt was made.
Henceforth, brakesmen across the
lino will have lo notify passengers
of any stoppage to be made in
advance of arrival at the next
The Sultan of Turkey has a small
eleotrio railway, constructed entirely
by native workmen.
Dr. Oscar Montelius estimates
that the Stono Ago ended 3500
years ngo in Sweden, where it reached a very high development.
It has been stated that the lamented Father Darnien attributed his
leprosy to the inoculation of an abrasion in the scalp through the agency
of flies.
A remarkable cave has just been
discovered on the top of the Tay-
getus range in Greeco. It is from
ten to thirty feot high and from
thirty to sixty feet wide, und contains thousands of stalactites in
wonderful groups.
A vegetable cartridge-shell, which
is entirely consumed in firing, is a
French novelty. With this shell,
the cartridge has sparcely half the
weight of a metal cartridge, the
cost is considerably less, and the inconvenience of removing the shell
after each shot is avoided.
An immense glass bubble or globe
which has been exhibited at the
Paris Exposition is overlive feet in
diameter, with a cupaeity of 1950
imperial quarts, and weighs forty
eight and a half pounds. It is pure
as crystal, aad without a blemish,
and is a work of the French glass-
blower? said to have never been
An English navigator at Santan-
der, on the north coas^ of Spain, has
found the sea waves in a prolonged
and heavy gale of wind to be 42
feet high and 386 feet long. Otlier
estimates of storm waves*' iu the
South Atlantic give a hight; of 50
feet and a length of 400 feet. In
the North Sea the hight of crest
seldom exceeds 10 feet and the
length 150 feet.
Certain English scientific men are
discussing anew the direction of
lightning. Much ovidence nas been
collected to show that the lightning
sometimes really proceeds upward
from the earth to the cloud, and to
disprove tho late Mr. R. A. Proctor's theory that in oases where this
is seen the observer is deceived by
the impression that the flush starts
from the point nearest that at which
he is looking.
Covered Rivers.—An apparent
disappearance is a phenomenon that
seems to have taken place with some
rivers. Oapt. John Page, of tho
Argentine Navy, mentions that the
upper Paraguay, as if absolutely
lost for many miles, has been known
to flow beneath a matted covering
of living and dead vegetation several
feet in depth. In the year 1858
one of these growths, under the influence of an extraordinary inundation, broke loose and drifted 2000
miles, bringing up at Buenos Ayres
with many animals and reptiles
that had taken refuge upon it.
Trees in Light and Shade.—
Trees nearly always develop best in
fu|l sunlight, states Prof. Fernow, of
the United States Forestry Department, but their capacity of
developing uuder shade varies
greatly. The yew will thrivo in
the densest shade, while n few
years' overtopping kills the larch ;
the beech will grow with considerable energy in partial shade, where
the oak would only just keep nlivo,
and the birch would die. In moist
places all species are loss sensitive
to tho withdrawal of light. In
open spaces maples, elms, sycamores,
and others, grow well and make
gouu shade trees; in a douse forest
they Jiliin out and have but scanty
foliage. Conifers, such as spruces
and firs, whioh preserve the foliage
of soveral years, have, perhaps, the
greatest capacity of growing under
shade and keeping their foliage in
spite of the withdrawal of light.
The whole qnestion of the influence
of sunlight on trees, important as it
is, has boon but little studied in
the United States, and experiments
and observations are to be made in
regard to it.
SansNTiFio Farmino,—The first
agricultural experiment station, according to Prof, AV. O. Atwater of
the United States Department of
Agriculture, was established at a
littlo German village near Leipzig
in 1851. In 1866 there wero five,
in 1801 fifteen, in lSo'6 thirty, and
to-day there are more   than   one
hundred, experiment stations and
kindred, institutions in the different
countries of Europe. The movement is extending to Asia and to
South America. The lirst agricultural experiment station in America
was established at Middletown, Ot.,
in the chemical laboratory Wcsleyan
University, in 1875. Others soon
followed. In 1880 there were four
in operation, and in 1887 seine
seventeen in fourteen States, iu
the latter year Congress made the
enterprise national by an "appropriation of §15,000 per nnnuni to each
of the states und territories having
agricultural colleges or agricultural
departments of colleges. This has
led to increased activity, so that
there are now forty-six, or, counting
brnnoh stations, forty-seven, agricultural experiment stations in the
United States. To support, these
forty-six stations, the national and
state appropriations for the present
year much about §7^0,0UU, and over
'570 trained men are employed.
Tlio high position attiiiiic-it uud tiie
universal acceptance and approval of ihe
pleasant liquid fruit remedy Syrup of
Figs, as the most excellent laxative
known, illustrate tlie value of tlie qualities on winch its success is' based and
iire abundantly gratifying to tliti Cal!
Fig Syrup Company.
Klclimoiiil Council.
Council met on Saturday, August 3rd,
all the members present.
Communications were read from J. Ji.
Todd, Esq., recommending piles fin-approaches to bridges instead of lnnd sills;
ami from George Adams, Luilner'ti Landing, making enquiries concerning the
position of keeper for swing bridges.
Received and the clerk instructed to re-'
The beard of wot-lis reported as follows : That they had interviewed
Mr. tlardiiia.il, superintendent of bridge
construction, respecting construction of
approaches, and hud requested liim to
tender for the same. Oa inspection of
plaii3 they found that pl-n^ for piers
were not satisfactory; that n letter had
been sent to the chief commission"]'
of lamia and works respecting the snme
(copy of letter and reply thereto submitted to the council). Report adopted
and the clerk instructed tu copy letter
and reply in the minutes.
Couu. Daniels recommended that Ah
Sam got 8100 on bis contract on road No.
5; also that he had let a contract to sable
party to construct about IJ- miles of
ditch on north side of town hull road,
from road No. 4 eastward, at $1.2.5 per
rod. Coun. Keid reported Jv. li.
Cheng's contract, uu road No. i) completed, distance Oil' rods, at -$'2.iiu por
rod; payment recommended. Couns.
Reid and Blair reported having examined
location for wliarf at south end of No. it.
rond. They found it a suitable site for
wharf and recommended that the approaches to bridge over Green's Slough
bo raised and lengthened. Tuck Yuen's
job on No. 2 road wus reported nearly
completed and payment of S-iOO recommended. Coun. Stewurt reported that
Sam had nearly completed 114 rods of
road on south side of section 20, Sea Island, and recommended payment of 8170;
that Ah Leu's contract, on the nortii side
of Sea Island, wan advancing, and recommended payment of 8340. Conn. Garratt
reported, recommending that Sam bo
paid 8100 on contract on front roud on
Mr. Si'Xsmith'B place.   Report adopted,
On motion the clerk was instructed to
take legal advico respecting the rights
of council to lease sites for wharves at
the ends of public roads.
Ttie following tender.-: fur lumber for
roads and bridges wero read; ,f. B.
Tiffin, cedar 810.26 per m., fir 811.25;
B. C. 1'. M. Co., cedar S9.7", flr 83.75,
cedar plank §10.7") Brunette S. M. Co,,
fir plauk 80.75, hr or cedar stringer.",
80.75, cedar plank 810.75. On motion
the tender of the B. S, M. Co. was accepted.
The board of works was instructed to
proceed with the construction of road
westward from town hall along the river
as soon as satisfactory arrangements are
made for securing right of way.
Mr. Dinglcy and,). W. Bowling personally petitioned the council to adopt
the plan of locating road from the bridgo
eastward along the rivor bank, irrespective of dykes; received notioo and laid
on tho table.
Trades license by-law* and revenue bylaw reconsidered, adopted and ordered
to bo published.
The board of works was authorized to
lot contracts for tho construction of
nescssary bridges, flood-gates and approaches to main bridges without delay.
Couu. Daniels submitted a "pound
by-law;" received and read a first, time.
The following bills woro ordered paid:
Sam, No. 5 road, 8100; K. H. Chong,
No. 0 road, 8100.81; Tuck Yuen, No. 2
roud, 8100; Loon, ward A, SHO; Sam,
ward A, 8170; Sinn, ward B, 8100; J.
\V, Bowliug, SIS for survey expenses.
Council adjourned to moot on the 17th
August 17th—No quorum. Prosent
Councillors GaiTut and Daniels. Next
meeting Sept. 7th.
ROOMS 22, 23, 24, 25" AND 26, BOSTON BLOCK,
Post Oflice Building.
Best facilities lu the Northwest for imparting a thorough practical oilucatlon.
Actual Business, Shorthand, Plain and
Ornamental Penmanship and practical
English Departments,
iMTSpoeimensof Penmanship and Illustrated catalogue sent free.
([ for
.   my stock 1 will sell food of all kinds
at the following low prices:
Mixed Oafs anil Pens 25 per cent. Peas,
$'.'ii.uo per ton.
On. 50 por cent Peas, #^S.OO ptT (on.
('Implied Slim ley Feed, $!»S.Of> per foil.
Vr.it Vw.d, SU'i.ot) per lon.
Tlie abovo feod In warranted to bo first-
class, ami tor dairymen and stocki-ai-scr.1-.
no better can be found in the market;
Terms, cash on delivery.
Wjly2im2 Langley Mill**.
Capital,   -   $l,r5,««ft,©«0.
DWELLINGS, Hard or Lumber Finished,
ICO feet from Burns, % per cent, for 1
yoar, or V/> per cent, for 8 years.
STABLES—2 per cent, for 1 year, or 4 per
ceni for 8 years.
G* XiUlimS, Agent,
Nbw Westminster, B. O.
1 Removal Sale!
to Cily Bakery, I will offer for the
next Alteon days,
On all cash purchases.
Sign ol the "Hnfliilo."
New Wesl.,|Iuly 2,-, ISS!).        dwjl27tc
New Westminster, B. C.
Daring Provincial Agricultural Exhibition,
OCT, ki Mand 4th, '89
SPORTS to consist ok
iilorsu Racing, Yacht Racing,
Uoat and Canoe Racing,
Athletic Sports,
Lacrosse, Base-ball, Foot-ball,
Hose Reel Contest, and
Rifle Matches.
Thursday Morning, Oct. 3rd.
(J. O. KlOHABDS ii Co.
I have used MINARD'S LINIMENT successfully in a serious  raise of
croup in my family.   In fact I consider
it a remedy no houso should he without.
J. P. Cunningham,
Cape Island,
Su Bay Ai.r..—That MINARD'S LINIMENT is tho standard liniment of tho
day, as it doos inst what it is represented
to do.
Tlm approaching marriago of Lieut-
Govornor Angers and Mrs. Arthur
1'amell, a young widow sf Quebec, is
to fcpfeot Arches
Representing the Gieat Industries
of onr Oountry,
Grand Ball!
Wednesday Evening, Oct. 2nd.
Torchlight Procession!
On I'rlil'i.i livening, Oct. llli.
Kxcursion Rates from all points.
ana wiimKAH thereupon tne said council procured an examination to be mado
Jbert J. Hill and Company, Engineers and Laud Surveyors, being persons
letent for such purpose, of tho said locality proposed to bo dyked and drained
ilso procured plans and estimates of the work to be mado, by the said Albert
To provide for the Dyking and Draining parts of the Corporation of the District of Surrey.
WHEREAS a majority in number of tlio owners as shewn by tho last revised
assessment roll of the property hereinafter sot forth to bo benefited by the
dyking aud draiuago have petitioned the Council of the aaid District of Surrey
praying for tho dyking and drainage of certain lands whioh aro the lands hcreim
after described, by the construction of certain works which aro the works hereinafter provided for;
And whereas thereupon the said Council procured an examination to be m-ido
by Albert   T  ":" - ••■* " "-■' .....
and also procured plans and estimates of the work to bo mado, by tho said Albert
J. Hill and Company and an assessment to bo made by them of tho real property
to be benefited by such dyking and drainage, stating as nearly as possiblo the pro-
portion of benefit which in their opinion will be derived in consequence of such
drainage and deepening by every road and lot or portion of lot, tho said assessment
so mad,.- und tho report of the said Albert J. Hill and Companv in respect thereof
and of the said dyking and drainage being as follows:
The Reeve and Council of the Corporation of the District of Surrey:
,-„„G?nTI'P"?'"Wli '"Yf I101,t",,0,r t0 ™POrt.tlintyouriustraoUoiin to execute iv survey it the liiiulM proposed to l,i- reclaimed by tin- Surrey Dyking and Drainage rib-Mil
(bytbeconslrno'lonoJ ft dam in lieScrpcnlino ill vor'and a dyke oxlendlne-rom
tho hit-h laud on tho nortii and south lino on west sido of I.ot51,Group2, New West-
mlnsler Dish-ol, und following tlio shore line.ns shown by ph nsiiiul pronles tea
connection w Hi lho exist m; system of dykes on tho nortii bunk of tl o-N coAl
River) havo boon carried out and lho results aroombodiod In the plans, io.TiSo!
uoio-o i tn mi nm luted.
The acreage subjoct lo tidal overflow, including lands up to ono foot above m.
tveme high wator level, ls7,318.54 ncros, and lho acreage of lnml., from ono tu Ihi-oo
feet, abovo extreme high water level is 012.85 acres. i»i«j
The acreage of land subject lo overflow in the sumo manner, ami included within
hlphwny limits. Is 1:17.01)ncres, nnd the material required lo raise lhc liMiwi vsullbct-
ed, to ono foot nbovo high water murk, will bo 25,588 oublo yards.
Similar land, Included In lho right of wny oi I ho N. \v. S. Kail way Is 20 acres
Wn submit lhat owing to beneltts lo bo dorivod from tho dyking andIdriTnnmi
schomo by lands from ouo lo lhi-oo feot nbovo high iral.r level Uu.t slmnld I "nr u
proportion of llio ilssesucd cost, of construction,.''-!- , ,*,..,-„ ,i„, rati,, „f f; |„ nil),,,,,.' ,,.
pared with lands below one foot, above high water murk. ™,"siom
The laud dyko required lor ibe piotci-iion of iho lands lobairoprovod will, accord-
lngto the line m opted, be in longth 6,U2mllos,und tlie oubiooontents,appWlniatelv
estimated, Is 21.261 cubic yards, nml will require eighteen sluices or ilooil-gito,,„t
moderate dimensions. l'l-uetleolly the whole lino of dyke Is un open prnlrlo, ht'iice
clearing and grubbing will bou minimum ' '
Trusting that the Information herewith submitted will bo satisfactory, and sufficiently fiillund oxplloitforlliepurposcs Intended, "'"num
Wo have the honor to bo, Gontlomon,
Your obedient servants.
New Westminstor, August 3rd, 1889. A' J' HIr,r"' & c"'
[ Acres
Names of Owner.".
ii of Lnnd.
Ami j i foot
of    jto 3 ft.
tido to
1 foot
Stone, W A	
soEll, Tp 8	
S  47 20
-so s.
Btone, fed ward	
"     "
■"1 7'
Parks, Joseph	
3 W     "
"     "
iiii 7C
(Iii ll:
Paris, J D	
SE     "
30,   "
Johnson, W D	
N E     '<
"      "
12.40      12 40
SViUsblj'0,.E:neat JjJ„
N E     "
20,   "
oo 00
George, Elllce	
NW   "
"      "
220 75
4 50
i tray, Andrew ......
SE     "
"     "
l'l 3:1
W.M,    ill 30
MeCalliun.J W	
S W     "
ii     ii
183 75
0 110
11.00     1112 75
Onnh,G W	
N R     "
10,   "
167 711
VII mi
103 70
JSredle, Peter.	
N W   "
tt      il
13 60
35 -10
George, John	
S E     "
"      ."
243 3)
Walker, \V J	
SW    "
NE    "
245 10
0 20
215 ill
20 20
11 00
Walker, W J	
Brown, E, Estate	
S E     "
SW    "
„     ,i
248 00
180 73
248 OO
lllll 03
.11 .'HI
lloblnson, John..	
NE    "
23,   "
11 72
8 25
10 07
Brown, E, Estate	
SE      "
"     "
23 71
IS 00
41 71
SW    "
100 52
NW   '■
1-1,   "
13 00
154 05
NE     "
"      "
23S 70
238 70
Robinson, Tom	
S E     "
238 70
238 70
Hell, Rev. Wm	
SW    **
"     "
108 50
8 75
117 26
Brown, Chris	
13,   "
000 41
8 75
000 10
While, Francis	
H 5#,
18, Tp 8	
2011 25
8 50
217 75
N W   "
S W    "
,t     ,(
24-5 111
158 25
0 00
0 60
Morton, John T	
NW   "
17,   "
44 32
7 00
51 32
rJ E    "
11, Tp 2	
231 80
231 80
[■took way, Thos	
NW   "
"      "
75 3!)
IS 00
00.. 7
113 30
3ann,Q \V	
SE     "
"      "
102 75
0 00
171 7S
N W   "
12,   "
15(1 55
172 66
[fnek, Abrnham	
SE     "
"      "
02 00
8 011
70 00
SW     "
"      "
1(15 85
0 00
248 00
230 31
248 00
230 31
McKenzie, George.,..
N W    "
Lot 302, Township 2...
SWM Seel, Tp 2....
NE     "     2,     "
137 115
108 20
237 27
23 25
181 35
127 10
82 88
58 17
218 55
282 10
53 20
12 00
241 40
237 27
83 70
28 25
14G 10
Yooitians, RiS	
N W    "      '.'     "
SSW, '
Lot 107, Township 2...
WSE V,      "     "
I. it'..'32, Township 2..
10 00
Johnson, DanI	
TohiiRon, Mrs K	
218 55
282 10
Moodyvllle 8 M Co...
"    61,
2014 22
80 110
2001 22
Jlopk way, Thomaa...
rohnslon, Janv's Jr..
N W!.{Sec3.i,Tpl	
SNE '4 See 84,   "
NNE'.-[      "     "
4.8 00
74 40
213 1)0
113 00
08 25
74 40
213 00
111 00
08 25
40 50
224 75
Brewster, Charles	
N W    "
n     ii
Folftnii, S	
Clmiit-rel], 111)	
Murphy. —	
Chnntreil.Il D	
N K     "     33,   "
N S E "      "     "
MB     "     32,   "
N 15 -2 See 21), Tp 1
155. IKI
220 88
142 («)
77 60
240 25
21 70
251 20
817 52
60 70
SO 71)
S E H          >     "
SW};[        "     "
N W '/t        28,    "
Lot his, Township 1...
Oil 70
107 10
158 88
170 50
170 60
150 00
1110 (K
100 01
ino oo
ion oi
160 00
Yalo -U-Ioiip wag ltd
100 00
Ami whereas the said Conncil are of opinion that the dyking and drainage of
the locality described arc desirable:
lin it TiiKiiui-'iiiin unacted by the said Municipal Council of tlio said District
of Surrey, pursuant to the provisions of tbe Municipal Act, 18S0, as follows:
1. That the s;ii,l roport, plans and estimates bc adopted and tho said dyking
and drainage aud tho works connected therewith bo made and constructed in
accordance therewith, the samo being hereby determined to be in accordance with
the provisions of the said act.
2. That for the purpose of paying the sum of $12,000, being tho amount
oharged against the said lands so to bo benefited as aforesaid other than roads belonging to tbo Municipality, there shall be assessed and levied In the samo manner
and at the samo timo as taxes are levied upon the lots and parts of lots in the said
report and assessment mentioned the several sums with which the same aro therein
charged, respectively, in two equal parts, one such part in tho year 1890 and ono
suoh part in the year 1891.
3, That for tho purpose of paying the sum of $400, being the amount assessed
as aforesaid against tho said roads of the said Municipality, one half part thereof
shall be levied fin the samo manner and at the same time as taxes are levied) upon
tho wholo rateablo property in tho said District of Srrrey in eaoh of tho said yoars.
4, In case of complaint by the owrer or any person interested in any property
assessed whether of over-charge or under-chargo of any property assessed or that
property which should bo assessed has boen wrongfully omitted to be assessed, overy
such complaint and tho proceedings in appeal thereon shall bo heard and be hail
and determined as nearly as may be as in tho caso of an ordinary assessment.
Tliis By-IiUW may bo cited for all purposes as tho "Surrey Dyking and Draining By-Law, 1889."
Passed the Municipal Council this tenth day of August, 1889,
Reconsidered and finally passed and tho  seal  of the  Corporation   appended
hereto this day of 1SSQ.
/,  „ I Reove.
1 •  ' /      Heniu- T. Thrift,
C. M. C.
oarForfull Information and l'rl/.e Lists
seoiiiiiull bills.
J. S. C. Kit ASI5U, Treasurer.
au22td Secretary.
The abovo brand of Chemically Ptiro WHITE LEAD is mixed
and ground to an impalpable fineness by a now process invented unci
controlled by ua.   The Load is snow-white, works oasy undor tho brush,
and covers a greater surface than Loads ground in the old way,
NO. 36.
Kuotenay News.
, Mr. Robert Walker, from Wild
Horse Crook, Kootenay, roports a
severe fire whioh swept across tliat
stream ou the 18th inst., doing a great
deal of damage. The strip of country
swopt by lire was about throo aud a
half miles in width and destroyed
everything in its courso. Mr. Wullior
and his partner lost about eight hundred dollars in lho lire, ill camp outfit
and supplies, whilo Mr. David Griffith
1 lost about $200, and a numbor of othor
minors wore sufferers.    The water has
been so low this season that minors in
many cases will not bc able to clean up
the year's work,    llichway & Oo. did
very woll  in   Weaver  Creek   having
taken out  considerable  gold  in  six
' weeks.— Times.
 .~*~ .	
A Very llolil 1'lnu.
A well known businesa mau uf Victoria, who takes a groat intorest In tho
sealing question, expresses the opinion that instead uf allowing themselves
to bo seized and dospoilod by U. S.
revenue cutters the soalors Bhould
make prisoners anyone who came on
board froni the cutters. The boarders
could bo held ns hostages, and instead
of losing their sealskins the seniors
could easily defy tho cutters. The
plan would only require u llttio norvo
to carry it out successfully; while tho
policy of the United States would not
bo to adopt any desperate measures.
The gentleman referred to wus Bur-
prised, he said, that none of tho seniors had yet taken this mode of action.
Ho expected thoy would before the
soason was over.—Colonist.
Miles of Seme of (lie Uly Sermons
spoken Kuwlay.
Prize Crew No. 2.
Tluiiuns Hunter, the "prize crew''
placed on bonrd tho Pathfinder by the
cutter Rush, who on his arrival on
Thursday night first gavo his name as
Ward, leaves Port Townsend this
morning in compliance with instructions which he received by wiro yesterday. It was rumored on the streets
yesterday tlmt be would bo presented
with an account for his board and
berth while on the Pathfinder by tho
owners, Messrs. Camo Ss MunBie, und
if he refused would be arrested for
debt', and un effort thus mode t> bring
the sealing question to such a point
that definite action would have to bo
taken at oiice to decido tlio validity of
tho United States' claim to search
Britiah sealers and confiscate properly
and skins found aboard. The suggestion, however, wns not curried out.
—Colonist of Saturday.
 .   m  .	
A Silly Protest.
The executive of the Dominion rifle
association met at Ottawa on Saturday
night to consider tho protest trim, tho
president of the British Oolumbia rifle
assi'ciiition against tho British Columbia marksmen boing considered as a
representative team from the province.
It was decidod thero was nothing on
the rules of lhe association tu prevent
the men shooting; but if it was truo
that two were not efficient, thoy will
not bo competent to compete for Wimbledon. It will be impossiblo nlso for
tbem to compete as a provincial team,
as the requisite number is not presont.
The Westminster rifle team did not go
to Ottawa as a provincial team, so
thero wns nut the slightest necessity of
the president of tho B. C. II. A. getting excited and sending a protest to
Ottawa. If the president of tho B. 0.
R. A. had taken tho troublo to inquire, he would hnvo learned that the
Westminster men were proud to go as
simple representatives of tho royal eity,
claiming no higher honor than this.
Undor tho circumstances the protest
was very ill-timed.
AkiihsIz'h Wants.
Mr. W. H. Ladner, M.P.P.,
Agassiz on August 21st and  a
moeting was held  on   Wednesday  to
lay bofore him grievances  with   reference to roads.
Mr. James MoDonald was appointed
chairman nnd Georgo Nicholls secretary.
After stating tlio object of the meeting, Mr. Parr, boing the oldest settlor,
was lirat called upon to speak, and in
his few brief remarks ho said it was
must unjust, tliat aftor paying taxes for
a numbor of yoars, that only threo
hundred dollars had boon expended
towards opening a road to Agassiz station, which was impasanblo, it not
being completed.
Mr. Edward Greyoll complained
about tho impassable state uf said road
and considered it most unreasonable
that the settlors should bo compelled
to cross tu tho north side of tho railroad instead of following tho same on
tho smith Bide to tho station.
Several other settlors fully endorsed
the sentiments of tho previous speakers.
The following resolutions wero carried iihiiiiimouBly:
Moved by Mr. HobitiBoii. nnd see.
onded hy Mr. It. L. Astitou, requesting
the sovoi'tiuietit ro i>r:tn"t tin appropriation of 8i;000 fur tho further completion of the Fnrr road, and that tbo
same be clmngod from north to south
side of the railway from Agassiz station to Ashton's lino.
Moved by Mr. Boobo, and seconded
by Mr. Pussinghura, also asking for nn
appropriation of 8250 to complote tho
road from Agassiz station along Nelson's north lino to Mariah Slough.
Moved by Mr. Baker, and seconded
by Mr. Boebo, also requesting an appropriation of §200 fur a road, commencing nt Fnrr's oust line, following
along tho norlh side of tho railroad to
connect wilh tho Purr roud at Ashton's
Moved by Mr. A L. Ashton, and
seconded hy Mr, Beebe, tendering a
voto of tlinnks to Mr. Lndncr for his
.attendance nt suid. meeting.
At the Methodist church Sunday
evening Rev. D. B. Lucas, M. A., Dominion alliance lecturer of Montreal,
preached from Romans 14c. 7v., "For
none of ub livoth unto himself." He
said tho subject beforo us involves
principles which at tirst eight seem
antagonistic, mutual nid against mutual dopondenco. Thero is no independent being in the universe except
God; angels feel their dependence and
tlie feeling is met by mutual aid. This
regulation is observed hy thoso to
whom it is appointed to be as one family, and Christianity thus teaching
draws us into cluser union and there is
created in tho heart of thoso who ao-
cept and practico its teachings a larger,
stronger, love fur tlieir race and for all
fur whom Christ died. If the world
roaches that fueling of great common
brotherhood then mutual depend-
once presents itself and corres-
ponding aid is rendered, for although
different the principles live to eaoh
other. Soldiers stand their arms nt
tho same moment making tbem cooperative, for no gun can stand alone,
but being pitchod at tho same time
oach helps the other; this may bo a
homespun illustration, but each keeps
the other iu place just as the stars and
other material bodies help to keep eaoh
otlier in plaoe. They used to use an
illustration of the applo tied to a string
and twirling it around from tho hand
as a centre to represent tho world
passing rou nd the sun, but they did not
explain to tho enquiring boy why the
earth wus not drawn into tho sun and
consumed, thoy did not explain the
counterbalance of force, tlmt eaoh depended and each aided the other and
that by co-opsratiou the forces were
preserved. Como baok to humanity;
God made us dependent and it could
not bo otherwise; when we are born
wo need help and are entirely depen
dent on those around us for sustain-
anco and support, and the dependence
on othors follows us in commerce, for
if we had no means of barter and exchange our commerce would collapse.
Peoplo who commit suicide come to
the point when thoy foel their dependence and boo no aid, and if we knew
that our neighbor was in this state we
would go to him nnd help him, but in
case he should not tell ynu, you had
better tell him beforehand and he will
feel yuur interest and you may thus
save him; this is Christianity andoivili-
zaliuii, at least they have brought
about the feeling of sympathetic intercommunion and aid, us weil as establishing the fact of uur dependence in
its fullest sense. We nro dependent
even nfter wo ure dead for some ono to
give us deoent burial, and as it is clear
that we are not independent lot ub take
such to be the fact. What does tho
word indejitiultiit, as we lind it in the
English dictionary, mean ? Whut do
wo mean when we say that a man is
imlupaiiduut 7 Du wo mean that ho io
so fixed that ho can do without his
fellowiiiiin. My highest ideal of an
independent man is he who is in possession uf cum and hoe and has to
either dig or die, and I fail to find n
better specimen of an independent
man. Does money make a man independent of his fellows, what if he has
to black his own boots as somo of us
have to or curry his own horse ? He
might just as well bo na poor as tho rest
of us, but I say hero, that hois moro dependent on his fellows than the poor
man and that his riches do not make
any differonco in this respect. God
mado all aliko and because one mnn
has been favored more than another
and amassed riches thut does not make
him independent, for tho wheel of fur-
tune, or fame, or God's providence
turns round very queerly sometimes
and mon that aro rich today in a few
months or yeara may be aa poor as
Lazarus and thoreforo had better mnko
a littlo of the mammon of unrighteousness, for you can nevor reach that point
whero you can bo independent. I have
been speaking commercially, uud you
would enquire what short rulo is there
that poiut3 that I am nut tu livo unto
myself aud that 1 am bound Ib benefit
the race. If wo had a whole oet of
rules it would need u cathecism tu
keep from forgetting, but Josus has
mado it plain, "Do unto othors na ye
would they should do unto you," nnd
whether it is the changing of marbles or
kings swapping crowns it fits and- is so
short you onn remember it and it is
not only a rulo written but the principles involved aro snob that tho living
Spirit is there to enforce it, and to
Smite tin; oiiusoiouce, tbo moment you
tiko undue advantago uf your noigli-
bur. Nuw from a benevolent point of
view our duty duos not just consist in
feeding the hungry and clothing tbe
naked but ns Jesus ministered to
others, Ho set us an example of lino
uf duty from which none of us aro excluded nnd the benevolent taken a
higher stand when wc so livo that we
teach nthers how to live. Then in a
much higher sense wo boo tlmt Gud
liveth not ut'Io Himself nud tlio iimiels
uro ministering spirin*: wlieu Gnd'B
uivn Sun nml Gud's Spirit cumo tlbu.il
to servo us nud tlio angels aro existing
fnr tile benelit.uf others,    It must   he
cJ  irtoo ni'i'dstliat physically  'wo
u uur dependence!
vuleiit nud in the
use we can ohuuse, but,
thero must be r. joy in choosing so to
livo, as to build up 11 kingdnm of
righteiuiBiioso; lot us go to Josus and
loam to cure the honrt nf selfishness.
Welscy ivuuld nut liavo been stripped
nt his glory and power if lio had curlier lonrnt to live fur tlio benefit uf his
country and nut his own aiigrandsra-
ment, nnd I don't need Olirlstiiinity to
confirm tho stitcment tlmt wo ciui't.
live within ourselves; but I go back
into tlio olcrniios boforo tlio creation
and T see God ootitomplntiug creation,
if you say fur Bis own aggrandizement,
1don't boliove it noil 1 won't unlil 1
nm forced, fur I soo in the bolliic.lvsa
resourcoi! nt His command tho necessity of some uno to share wiih Him;
then nftov oi'oatiou T seo the ii'iimuM-
■taliuu uf Uis morey ill sending u Savi
our; then I read -on and see Him
mighty, profound, full of infinite power and happiness until I eome to a
point where I am startled, I see the
Father and I read before and after it
and nsk myself can it mean God; yon
ask me why 1 am excited? why the
word carries me back to the boyhood
daya whon tho great strong man with
a great loving heart shared everything
good with mo und tended and oarried
me around and then I see they oall the
Infinitely Perfect Father and I come
to the conclusion, thero must be a relationship, an analogy; then I can
dourly seo why back in eternity God
could nut live for Himself and therefore created man to live and share
with Him. But to share with Him
you must do as Ho desires, and if you
don't have on the wedding garment
you must take the consequences. The
stream of liberty coming down along
through history and the benefit of
which wo are reaping should teach us
to be unselfish. Take our British history and read the lung line of struggle
for liberty; yonng man, you say there
is no interest in British history, then I
am sorry for you; have you read the
long Btruggle'of those noble barons who
fought and struggled until duwn in
1215 they made John sign the Magna
Oharta, then did you rend of the self
sacrifice of those who perished at
Smilhfield loving others, the generation that should come after them,
more than themselves. Yes the bible
is stained with the boat blood that
ever llowed through the veins of England's noblost sons, and 1 take it, and
tho British constitution, every part of
which was conceded not by common
consent but by hard contention, and I
wrap around thom the flag of old England and I soe in them a continual witness of self sacrifice and devotion, and
I am bound to oome to the conclusion
that if we aro dependent on others,
others need our aid. Is the world as
good as it might bo, is New Westminster or tho Dominion as good aB it
might be? Young mon, young women,
my soul goes out to you; can't you and
I do something to make it better! Yes,
there ia ono form of iniquity at least
we can get rid of, it is a disgrace to our
civilization and Christianity and I be-
seeoh you to follow the example of our
forefathers and leave the world better
than you found it. God asks you and
in the end He will reward with the
welcome home, "Well done, thou good
and faithful servant, enter into the joy
of thy Lord."
C. Provincial Exposition
Subscription Fund.
For the purpose of raising a fund to
contribute towards the patriotio and
worthy objeot of making the next annual provincial fair, to be held in this
oity, a grand and unprecedented success,
the undersigned agree to contribute tbe
sums opposite their respective names (to
be paid into the association or to trustees
competent to receivo the same, on or before 6 months from the date of the laBt
provincial exhibition, and to be applied
to preparing oxhibition grounds and
buildings in the oity, for increasing the
amount offered in prizes, and for furthering the exhibition in other ways):
Sharpe & Pnlne, Lulu Island   10 00
L P Eckstein   10 CO
B, W Armstrong   10 00
F B Olover   10 00
Walker* Shadwell   10 00
Claud Hamber,    10 00
Peter Grant   10 00
A  J Hill    10 00
Capt A Grant   10 00
J S  Maedonell    10 00
W O Loye    10 00
F G Strickland  25 00
T Cunningham   SO 00
A B Wintemute    10 00
Per Ex-Mayor Dickinson 212 85
Annie M Jaques   io 00
Jas Cunningham  50 00
Grant & Hugstrom   20 00
J W Sexsmlth   80 00
B Douglas 100 00
ESScoullnr &Co   65 00
Ackerman Bros   20 00
Reid* Currie  25 00
H T Uood * Co   50 00
W H Thibaudeau   15 1)0
Ogle, Campbell & Co  20 00
hi llSllill'l IOVH PAID.
Tnn Columbian S100 00
W J Armstrong   80 CO
G D Brymner  20 00
Stewart & Cash  25 oo
George Turner   10 11
Young & Terhune  10 00
Terhune & Co  10 00
A DesBrlsny   15 00
P Bllodeau  10 00
W C Coatham  25 00
TM Cunningham  25 00
A E Rand   25 00
Rev J H White  10 00
Gilley Bros  20 00
Grant & Mnclure   10 00
Hendenon Bros, Chilliwhack   10 00
SH Wobb  25 00
Next I
Vugm ij fairy I Mm Ms Co.
Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Iron and Brass Founders
 ery, are in a position to undertake the construction and repairs of Marine
and Stationary Engines and Boilers, Milling, Mining and Cannery
Machinery, as well as Castings and ForgingS of every description.
Estimates given; all work guaranteed.
General Manager, dwj!17to Mechanical Maxaoeb.
New Boots,
New Shoes,
New Sliopers
are held, I
While in t
i tlio
A letter received from Lillooet today informs us that Mr. John Saul, a
a well known resident of that district,
has announced himself as a oandidate
for the legislature, and is meeting with
extraordinary success in his canvass.
Mr. Snul is a pioneer and a man who
is universally respeoted throughout
tho country For many yeara he has
been un active magistrate and he has
always been a man of oharaoter and
Standing. Ho would bo an acquisition
to the house. Mr. Eberts will have
to hustle, for Mr, Smith is already asking for pledges in tho government interest, and the electors are fast ranging themselves on either side. Mr.
Soul will probably be eleoted. The government will, as a niatter of courso,
use. every means, fair and foul, to carry their man, and as in Victoria open
bribery will be resorted to. But tho
constituency is a small ouo and the
bosses will havo to be guarded and do
tlieir boodling under cover of darkness. Mr. Saul, in any circumstance,
will poll a strong voto, and if the electors consult their true interests thoy
will sond him by a very decisive majority to represent thom in the legislature—Times, Aug. 30.
Convict No. 34, a five-year man, escaped from Stoney Mountain Penitentiary Friday night after serving four
years.   He has not been captured.
Wholesale GltyMarKet.
Beef,     per 100 lbs 8 4 00® 450
Pork "        7 50 a 8 50
Mutton "        "        " ""
Cabbage       "      	
Onions "      	
Wheat "      	
Oats "      	
8 00(3 000
lb® 100
50® 100
1 (tog 160
160a ooo
125 a
IGOa 2 00
ton 10 oo ® 14 oo
Butter (rolls) per ft  0 25(61 0 30
Oheese,            "    0 14® 015
Eggs,      perdos  SO @ 35
Cordwood (retail) per curd  8 00 ® 4 00
Apples, per box  80 @ 1 00
Hldes(gr'u) per 100 lbs  i 008 6 00
"    (dry)       "  5 00 @ 9 00
, per 1' " " —
Wool, per ib...
oa   10
Ilrlllsli Columbia Prize winners.
The Montreal Witness, not long ago
oflered a scries of prizes for stories,
there boing three tests, for provinces,
counties and schools. The list of prizo
winners throughout Canada is a very
largo one. Provincial prize winners
awarded ten volumes of Macauley's
history, and school prize winners have
been placed on the subscription liat of
tho Northern Messenger. The following nro the British Columbia prizo
British Culumbia provinco prizo—
Miss Ellio Ladner, Kamloops, Yalo
British Columbia county prizes—
Cariboo: Katie Brown, Barkerville;
Lillooet: Misa Rose Lyman, Lillooet;
Nanaimo Co.: Miss Cath. Thomns,
South Cedar; Nuw Westminster Co.:
Lyman Beeohor, New Westminster}
Y.Uo Oor"! Miss Ellio Lidner Kain-
British Culumbia p.choul prines—
Cariboo; Miss Katie Brown, Barkerville; Lillooet: Miss Huso Lyman,
Lillooet; Nanaimo Co.: Miss Cath.
Thomas, South Cedar; Miss V. Loam,
East Wellington; Now Westminster
Cu.: Lyman Beeoher, New WestminBter; L. II. S. Armstrong, Port Moody,
Mica Mnry Munro, Mntiqui; Yalo Co.:
Miss Ellio Lndner, Kamloops.
Atictcuroloiilral  oiiservtitimis    at   New
-,-ei.lmlnsIcr fin'Annus!. 1881).
Menu toiuporature  til.9
A ouve August mean     1.0
Highest max  84.0
Lowest min  48,0
Moan of max  09.4
Mean of mill.....'  54.5
J'ninfilll in inches  3.13
Abovo August meun     1.10
Days rnin foil      10
Greatest'days fat!  0.92
Cloudy days       0
Partially cloudy         '
Oloar      18
Windiest day in milos,    124
Calmest,   "        "          42
Total milos uf wind 2432
Highest Barometer 30.18
Lowest        "  20.54
Fugs 10; blue martins left Ilth
First, 14 days ol' montli smoko und fun;
lattor rnin ull' and on. Treinonduus
run of snlniou thi'iiughout tlio month,
Tenipurtitlire of river at end uf iiinnili
III!" A. l'isisi.ii, Capt'n.
When Baby was tick, wt gave her Castoria,
Whsa she wm i Child, she cried for Castoria,
When the became Mlsi, she clang to Castoria,
men tho h*d Childnn, ehe gare (heu C-wtoril
JD Masonic Building, New Westminster,
BTC. dwto
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Effectually Cleansing tho System when
Costivo or Bilious, Dispelling
Colds, Headaches and Fevers
nnd poi-manonlly curing
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2nd, 3rd aud 4th of October.
The Btore will be illuminated with Chinese Lanterns and thrown open to the
public from 9:30 a. m. till 12 p. m. The store has been enlarged and is now 70 feet
long. An ORCHESTRONE and other valuable articles will be raffled for at tho
closo of the Bazaar.
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Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Aub. 83, 1889.
Tnbltans In Town.
A party of tho natives cf tho Fronch
colony at Tahiti, consisting of seven
men and four women, oame through
on to-day's train. One of tlieir number wan seon by a World reporter. He
spoke French vory fluently, but English very imperfectly. He said that
the party bnd been sent by the government of Tahiti to the Paris exhibition
to represent the race and the exhibit
of that settlement, and that tbey were
now going bank via tfio sound and Snn
Francisco. Tbey had no conception
what wonders ihoy would sro until
thoy reaohod tho largo oilics tbey bad
passed through. Paris thoy had a fair
opportunity ot Hoeing, and woll likod
the gay capital. Tho exhibit waa woll
spoken of. The Taliitians aro about as
dark in color as tlio Indians of our
coaBt, and divssod not unlike them,
but are very much more intelligent
looking and decidedly more powerfully
built.—World, Aug. 27.
Healers Organize.
.4. mooting of vessol owners and
others intimately associated with and
interested in the sealing industry wns
held in the offico of Messrs. Hall &
Goepel last evening. Thore were sixteen presont, and sealing matterB generally and tho recent seizures in particular wore fully discussed,-after Oapt.
J*. D. Warren had been regularly appointed chairman. It was resolved to
organize a protective association to be
known as the sealers' association,
whose objects shall be tlie protection
of the rights and property of its members, and the encouragement of the
sealing industry. It is nlso in a measure decided to call a mass meeting of
citizens of Victoria for Saturday evening next for the purpose of obtaining
the views of the community upon the
question of the recent seizures. The
meeting will be held in The Victoria
if it is not already engaged.— Colonist,
Aug. 28.
A Sharp Scheme.
From the North.
Tho C. P. N. Co.'s steamship Sar
donyx arrivod at 10 o'clock Sunday
morning from Fort Simpson and way
ports. She had a good list of passengers and a full cargo, consisting of 9,-
002 casos of salmon, divided as follows;
From the Rivers Inlet Packing Co.,
Rivers Inlet, 3,150; McLullau's, Naas
river, 2,052; Cunningham's, Skeena
river, 1,500; and Alert Bay Cunning
Co., Alert Bay, 2,300. Wot weather
prevailed during the trip down. Mr.
McKay and bis party of surveyor*,
who woro passengers on the up trip,
wero loft at Foit Rupert, where they
wili be busy for sunoral weeks. Whilo
the Sardonyx was loading at Alort
Bay. tho Btr. Princess Louise camo iu,
hound for tho north. The Sardonyx
reports the following as the total catch
at tho soveral canneries named: Mc-
Lellan's cannery, Naas river, 9.500;
Findlny, Durham & Brodie, Nans
river, 5,000; Cascade Packing Co..
Nuns river, 2,500; Inverness Canning
Co., Skeena river, 9,500; Nortii Pacific Canning Co., Skeena rivor, 10,000;
Balmoral Packing Co., Skeena rivor,
9,500; Windsor Packing Co., Skeena
river, 10,000; Cunningham's Cannery,
Skeena river, 11,500; British American Packing Co., Skeena river, 12,-
500; Rivera Inlet Canning Co., Rivers
Inlet, 17,000; Wannuck Canning Co.,
Rivers Inlet, 10,000; Alert Bay Cunning Co., Alert Bay, (still fishing and
expecting 10,000 cases), 6,500. Total
113,500.—Colonist, Aug. 27.
A San Francisco despatch says:
William Walker, a lumber dealer of
Vallejo, some time ago received a contract to deliver soveral kinds of lumber to the Mare Island vavy-yard.
Among otlier items was one for about
80,000 feet of deck plank, to be of the
best quality of fine-grained Oregon
pine. It is said that he was unable to
obtain such lumber in Oregon and
Washington territory as would pass inspection for the price at which he had
agreed to deliver it to the government,
and rather than pay the sum demanded
by the mills in Oregon and Washington territory, it is understood that he
nent to British Columbia and got the
contract filled. The schooner Beulah
arrived last Wednesday from Burrard
Inlet with a cargo of lumber, part of
whioh is to fill the contract with the
United States government. If such is
the case, it appears to he a violation of
the terms of the contract, which stipulates for Oregon pine, while Walker is
intent upon substituting for it a British Columbia product.
A Scnblrd Story.
Capt. Smith, of the Britisli ship Kist-
na, which arrived at San Francisco on
August 26th from Sydney, tells a story
of the capturo of a "gooney" while on
the voyage to that port. The bird was
caught on August 2nd, by one of the
crew, who wns killing time during a
spell of fine weather by fishing for sea-
birds with a hook and line. When
the bird was brought on board it was
noticed that the "gooney" was rather
tame, aud the sailor decided to retain
it is a pet during the remainder of the
voyage. In handling the bird, a brass
tag was found on its neck, upon which
was inscribed: "E. O'Brien, July 5,
1689; latitude 37 deg. ,20 min. north,
longitude 148 deg. west." The bird
was probably caught by some une of
the crew of the ship Edward O'Brien,
whioh tailed from Sydney for San
Pedro on June 1st, nnd after fastening the tag around its throat, was liberated. The "gooney" was kept on
the Kintnn for several days, but finally
escaped from tho hands of its captors.
The bird followed the ship for two
days nnd was then lost sight of.
Wrtllticloti Collieries.
Messrs. Dunsmuir Ss Sons, proprietors of the several Wellington cutleries,
nre most energetically prosecuting exploratory work at the coal lands purchased by them from Messrs. Horiie Ss
Sabiston, and situated betwoen tho
East Wellington colliery and this city.
It will be horno in mind that, several
years ago Mussrs. Homo Ss Sabiston,
together with Messrs. John Dick and
Jacob Blt'sBuig, opened up a soam on
this property and several hundred tons
of coal therefrom waa sold in this city.
Then Messrs. Dunsmuir Ss Sons purchased the coal rights, amounting to
between 500 and 600 acres. For some
short time past the new proprietors
have boon running a tunnel or drift to
striko tho main seam of coal. They
have already reached tho small seam,
and expect in the next 100 or 150 feet
to strike the main seam. Tho work is
under the immediate superintendence
of Mr. Adam Ross, an experienced
minor and overman. In a fow months
at the outsido, it is expected that this
property, whicli 1ms been facetiously
Btyled "Jingle Pot" will bo in a position t:> add materially to the gonorai
output of tho Wellington collorios.--
Frec Press,
Children Cryfor Pitcher'j Castoria
To Authorize the Sale of Lands within
ihe District of Surrey upon whieh
Taxes have been due and in arrcar for
two years.
all lands within the District of Surrey upon which taxes have been due and
In arrear for two years shall be sold and
the proceeds applied in the reduction of
such taxes;
Be it enacted, therefore, by the Reeve
and Council of the Corporation of the District of Surrey:
1. The Assessor and Collector of the Corporation of the District of surrey Is hereby
authorized and directed to submit tothe
Reeve of the Corporation of the District of
Surrey a list In duplicate of all the lands
upon whicli there shall bo at the time of
the passing of this By-law unpaid Municipal taxes luarrear for the period of two
years prior to the passing of this lly-law
with the amountof arrears against each
lot "set opposite to the same; and the
Reeve shall authenticate such lists by
affixing the seal of the Corporation and
his signature, and one of such lists shnll
be deposited with the Clerk of the Corporation and the other shall be returned
to the Assessor and Collector with a wnr-
rant thereto annexed under the hand of
the Reeve ami the seal of the Corporation
commanding him to lovy upon the lnnd
for tho arrears due thereon with his costs.
2. It shall not be the duty of the Assessor
aud. Collector to mako enquiry before
effecting a sale of laud for taxe3 lo ascertain whether or not there Is any distress
upon the land nor shall he be bound to
enquire Into or form any opinion of the
value of the land.
3. The Assessor and Collector shall prepare u copy of the list of lands to be sold
and shall Include therein in a separate
column a statement of the proportion of
costs chargeable on each lot for advertising aud for the commissions authorized
by thla By-law to be paid to him, and
shall cause such list to be published in
some paper in the District of New Westminster for a period of one month preceding such intended sale.
i. The advertisement shall contain a
notification that unless the arrears and
costs are sooner paid he will proceed to
sell the lands for the taxes on a day and
at a time and place named ln the advertisement.   '
5. Tho Assessor and Collector shall at
least three months before the time of sale
also deliver to or deposit In the Post Office
to the address of the owner of such property whieh is to be sold for taxes as
aforesaid or to the agent of such owner, a
notico in writing of the amount of taxes
duo and that the properly Is to bo sold for
arrears so due, and in case tlie address of the owner or agent is unknown a
notice to the same effect shall bc posted
up on the land Intended to be sold; and
shall also at least three months before
the time of sale post a notice similar to
the above advertisement In some convenient aud public places, that Is to isuy, at
the Municipal Hall, Surrey Centre.
'1. The day of snlo shall be the second
day of December A.D-, 1880, at the Municipal Hall, Surrey Centre, and shall begin
at twelve o'clock noon.
7. If at time appointed for tho sale of
the lands no bidders nppear thu Assessor
and Collector may adjourn the sale from
time to time.
8. If the taxes bave uot boen previously
collected or if no ono appears to pay the
same at the time und place appointed for
the salo the Assessor and Collector
shall sell at Public Auction so much
of the land us may be sufficient to
discharge the taxes and all lawful
charges Incurred in and about the sale
and the collection of the taxes, selling in
Ereference such part an he may consider
est. for the owner to sell flrst; and in
offering such lauds for sate itshall not bo
necessary to describe particularly the portion of tho lot nr seotion which shall be
sold but It will be sufficient to say that hu
will sell so much of the lot or section as
shall be necessary to secure the payment
of the taxes due and the nmount of taxes
staled In the advertisement shall in all
oases bo prima faeie evidence of the correct amount due.
0. If lhe Assessor uud Collector falls at
such sale tn sell such land for the full
amount of arrears of the taxes duo he
shnll at Hindi sale adjourn the same until
a day to be publicly named by him, not
earlier than onn week, not lntoi than
three months thereafter; he shall give
notice by advertisement lu the paper In
which tho original notico wns advertised)
of suoh adjourned sale, nnd ou such dny
lut shall sell Mich lands for any sum ho
enn realiao and Mini I accept such sum as
full payment of such arrears of taxes.
10. If the purchaser of any property or
parcel of land falls Immediately to pay
to the Assessor ami Collector the amount
of the purchase money tho Assessor ami
Collector shall forthwith again put up tbe
property for sale.
11. Immediately ufter every snle tho
Assessor and Collector shall return a list
of the arrears satisfied by such sale to tlio
Clerk of lhc Corporation and -'hall atthe
same time pay in the proceeds of such
sale to thesaid Clerk.
li, The Assessor und Collector after selling any land for taxes shall p,lvo aoertlfl-
OtttQ undor his hand to tho purchaser,
stating distinctly what part or proportion,
as the case may bo, of tho land and what
Interest therein has been sold, or stating
whut whole lot, section or estate hus beeu
so sold and describing the same, and also
stating tho quantity of land, the sum for
which it has been sold and the expenses
of sale: und further stating that ft deed
conveying tho same to the purchaser or
his assigns according to the naturo of tho
estate or interest sold will bo executed by
him und tho Roovo on his or their demand ut any time after the expiration nf
one year from tho dntoof the certificate,
If the land bo not, previously redeemed.
IS. Tbe Assessor and Collector shall bo
entitled to twelve por centum com mission
upon tho sums collected by him as nrore-
14. This By-law may be cited for all purposes as a By-law to author I no tbo safe of
lauds fur tuxes (delinquent-find In arronr
for two yean* previous to the passing of
tbls By-law) within tlie Dlstrletof Surroy.
Passu! tbe Municipal Council and tho
seal of th" Corporation appended i-rr-Mo
this third diiyof August, 1880.
lT11l Reave,
\ *""- j    IlKNIlY T. Tllim-T,
-v' C. M. O. wau21ml
for Infants and Children*
"OutorKilsso-mlladaptadtoohlldrentliat I Castoria cures Colic, Constipation,
IrecommendltMsuporlortoanypreecriDtlon I B"" Stomach, Diarrhraa, Bruotatlon,
Imowntome.'-     al Aa^M^T      ™USrB      **       "
111 So. Oxford St, Brooklyn, N. T.   | Without in] urioua medication.
Thb Centaur Company, 77 Murray Street, N. Y.
Tas. Ellard & Ces
Pell, Rice Coil-spring- ^McLau^hlan
■wfmj- <g-<b m me. em
Democrat and Express Wagons!
■"-.if The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia.*"!**!
X-told db Ourrie.
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
uiHeS) GLOuiCS-j
A full line of SlH'-.'titdKN & Eye-filaSRCS in ateol, rubbor, silvor auc gold
framus.   The lluo.it Pebbles made, ti per pair; all sights suited,
Speoial attention given to FINE WATOH REPAIRS. Having learnt., tlio
business thoroughly from some of the finest Horologora In England, and since thou
managed the watch-repairing departments of a few of tho best firms on the continent of America, is a sufficient guarantee of good workmanship. Formerly manager for nearly 8 years of the well-known firm of Savage & Lyman, Montreal.
Charges Moderate, ,
Mostbkai,, Doo., 1887.—Mr. F. Crake.—Andw. Robertson, Esq., Chairman ol
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, lays: "I never fonnd a Watchmaker who did so
well for me as you did when in Montreal, and I am sorry you are not here to-day."
Thb Columiiian Printing: Estabushmest Ima first-clnss facilities for
nil kinds of Commercial Printing, Bill Heads. Loiter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodgers,
Price Lists, &C. Prioen will be found as low ns at any other officii where
first-class work is done.
OThey are not only made of the
Choicest Tobacco but thoy are of
Home Manufacture, and should be
patronized by all good citizens.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
uoihrook uniLDiNa,
Farmers, Attention!
Ghllllwacb, Et C.
31 Farm Wagons.
18 Buck Boards.
1 Span well matched 4-year old
Black Horses.
3 Single Driving Horses.
6 Cows and Calves.
10 Head Steers.
1 Trotting Wagon.
iW A Full Lino of Cooldng Stoves,
Heating Stoves, Tinware, Hardware,
Groceries, Dry Goods, Notions, Crockery & Stoneware, Clothing, Hats k Caps,
Drugs, Farm Implements, Houso Furnishings, Furniture, aud the Largest Line
of Boots and Shoes abovo Westminster
and the most Complete Stock of Genoral
I 0
sc oo.
Real  Estate,
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Business relating to
Real Estate,
london Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Fire Insuranco Co. of
London and Lancashire Life Assurance Co.
Canton Insurance Office, Ld. (Marine)
I 911
Cor. Columbia aho Church Sis.
New Westminster, Bnt. Col.
Monuments, Headstones & Tablets
la Marble or Granite of Best Quality.
N. B.—Just recoived—tho finest assortment of Scutch ttirniille MuiiiinictitM ever
seen n British Columbia, whleh will be
sold ut prices putting competition but of
the question.
Renl Estate Brokers and
Financial Agents.
-Hnnfedavatloii Life  Annotation nf
lloyal anil Lniicanhtrc Fire Imur-
itii-te Coinpanlei.
na.Valuable Lots for sate in the City
and District of Westminster; nud choice
Lots In the City of Vancouver.
Persons wishing to buy or soil city or
rural property should communicate with
Oillces: Bankof B.C. building opposite
posl otllce, Westminster, anil Hastings St.,
Vancouver. dwaplfitc
Importers and Healers lu
Puyallup Nursery I
Grown In the famous Hop Region of Puyallup and White Itiver Valleys.
tfc-Ss* OVER ONE MILLION «==>rfT
TOKS of Grass and Clover Seed.
TON. of Choice Heed Potatoes (Itlkinils)
TOD. of Choicest Vegetable Heeds.
 9EAS0N 1889 41800.	
Enough for Dealers.  Enotighfor Planters
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St., Victoria
(Late op England)
Corner of Church ami Columbia Streets,
CfB"flatisfaction guaranteed.     dwfe7tc
10 Chapel Walk, South Castle St., Liverpool, England.
3 Bank Buildings, Columbia Street, New
Westminster, B. O.
Shipping and Commission
-A.C5-EI scars,
Ceberal Wholesale Merchants 6 Importers
Any description of Goods imported to
order and Custom nnd Shin Broklnu
transacted. Latest Freight anil Market
Quotations. (Hviiu2tc
Pniit 'frees.
Ornamental TrecB.
Small Fnilis,
Ami GARDEN STOCK on hand lu great
Everything ttrst-olass and furnished in
good sliitpo,
ua.Send 1,1 els. Tor valuable 80-pnKeDe-
oerliilivo Catalogue with (I beautiful colored plates.   Price Llsls scut free.
dwdolOlc Port Hammond, B. C.
Plants for Sale!
Douglas Street lursery,
all the leading variidles of
Aiu»lcs, Pears, {"linns, €lici-j-lcs,
*« AM, ntl'ITS of overy description.
Iliiuqucts, Wreaths and trasses made
to order.
ddwapSyl p. LATHAM.
Now revised List and Prices just out.
Don't fool yourself by uot sending for It
immediately and learn what Is grown and
to be hnd closo at homo. Catalogue free
to all. J. Jl. OULK,
wje5nilt Puyallup, Wush. Ter.
Mary Street, NewWestminster, B.C.
Londom and Lancashire Flr. and
British Hmptre Llfa Insurance
Iftw Westminster Building Sooiety.
Acconut.au!-. Olllco, Dloces* of N.W.
Oily Auditors. 1886,1HRV and 1888.
and other inoubtary lrau,iicllouH.
Hnvo several good iuvostments on their
books, and nil now corners will do well to
call boforo doing business elsewhero.


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