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Array Columbian.
WEEKLY EZDITIOZNT.-ia   IP-^G-IES-
VOLUME 34
NEW  WESTMINSTER,  B. 0., WEDNESDAY,  OCTOBER  16,  1889.
NUMBER 42
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SUBSCRIBERS
Who do not receive their paper regularly,
from the Carriers or through  the Post
Offlce, will confer a favor by reporting the
same to the office of publication at once.
Weekly Britisli ColuiMan,
Wcilnisiliiy -iloriiliiB, Act. ill, 1889,
A gentleman who is interested
in the manufacture of a peculiar
sort of iron piping, observes an exchange, states that certain New
York capitalists are laying plans for
the erection in that city of a tower
which will cast the famous Eiffel
tower iu Paris in the shade. Jay
Gould and Russell Sage, it is said,
are backing, the scheme and the intention is to erect a structure not
less than 1,200 feet high and 100
feet in diameter at tho summit at a
cost of about §2,000,000. The idea
is to offer tlm tower us a crowning
reason why the world's fair should
be located in New York. But the
Chicago people are not to be caught
napping in this way. The News
of that city makes the announcement that its columns will be open
to all persons who wish to make
suggestions as to some characteristic
feature which will render the world's
fair in Chicago historic in itself, as
well as for the occasion which it
will commemorate. This idea has
been borrowed from London Truth,
which is likewise asking for suggestions of novel attractions, likely to
rival the Eiffel tower, for the next
great exhibition to be held in the
metropolis. Several answers hare
already been received. One person
proposes a complete reproduction,
on a grand scale, of Noah's Ark,
with every detail that can be gathered from scriptural or ancient his,
tory. Another suggests a hole in
the ground as big and as deep as
the Eiffel tower, at the bottom of
which shall be a spacious apartment
for all kinds of amusements. Others
propose various modifications of tho
original towor idoa.
teresting to 'loto tho pre-disposing
cause, so to speak, of this conference. The United States is steadily
losing ground in South America,
the great bulk of the trade being
dono with England and other European countries, principally Germany.
The conference will be invited to
consider a number of other matters,
and especially the establishment of
international arbitration to tako the
place of war in tlio settlement of
disputes between the independent
governments of tlio western hemisphere. But the main business of
the conference will be tho great
i[uestion of trade, aud if the United
Statos can manage to recover some
of its lost ground in tlio Central and
Soutli American countries, it is
opined that it will not distress itself
even if nothing should be done in
the matter of international arbitration. The mere faot that the richest
and most enterprising nation of the
continent foels itself compelled to
take this course, in order to enlarge
its trade relations, is, as a cotemporary well remarks, a most significant commentary on its policy of
high protection. It is unable to
compete with England in markets
which lie at its very door. It has
carried protection to such a length
that it is fast driving itself out of
the markets of the world in all
manufactured articles with which
England can possibly compete.
Time will demonstrate what this
projected conference will do to improve matters.
A congress of American states is
to opon at Washington shortly.
Representatives will be present from
nearly all the independent governments of Central and Southern
America and of the United States.
Canada will not be represented,
however, so tho gathering cannot be
called strictly pan-American The
main object of the conference is to
promote trade between the countries
interested. Because of this it was
thought that Oanada or other
dependencies of European countries could not be invited to
participate without a seeming desire to be unfriendly; as tho object
is to divert trade from England,
France, Spain and Germany, the dependencies of these countries would
not bo asked to tnko part. Such
was the explanation mudo when the
congress of the United Statos was
arranging for,the conference and
issuing the. invitations, and it is
reasonably satisfactory,   It  is in-
An   explorer   named   Lumholtz
who has lately returned to Europe
from Nortii Queensland lived for
four years with the chocolate colored
natives of that country.    During
that wholo time it may be said that
he was like the Apostle Paul "in
dangers oft" of almost every kind,
His intrepedity, however, was rewarded, for he  brought back with
him  no  fewer than  1)00 separate
bird skins, he discovered four uew
mammals, the tree climbing kangaroo  and  three   hitherto unknown
varieties of the opossum.   In .addition a large variety of sketches and
hundreds of insects were secured by
this naturalist.   The chief interest
attaching to this gentleman's travels
is, however, in the fact that during
a great part of the time he spent in
Queensland he lived, moved, and
had  his  being with   tribes of the
lowest and most brutal of mankind,
These natives are described as being
physically a line race, many of their
women being handsome.   They are,
however, absolutely without morals
of any sort and totally indifferent
to human lifo.   Although they are
cannibals, human flesh is a luxury
and not thoir usual food.    They
only eat tlieir captives in war. From
Mr. Lumholtz's   account it would
seem that a certain epicurean taste
prevails with  even such depraved
beings.   Thus, white man's flesh is
not  in  great favor, being too salt,
whilst  a Ohinaman, being fed on
rice, has a tender vegetable flavorlike a mealy cauliflower, but even
he is not so tender and juicy as a
native baby, fat and sweet.   When
a  native wants  a wife he simply
goes and takes one without anybody's  leave, and  then there is a
general row, the men fighting and
tbe women backing their fanciers,
The  females  appear  to  like this
rough  and   ready method, we are
told, for "they go and don't seem to
mind it in the least."   We have all
heard  of  tlm  anxious parent who
told his scapegrace son it was time
he took a wife, and the reply of the
reprobate as to whose wife his father
could  recommend,    This  finds  a
parallel  among the tribes of North
Queensland, for it is not at all uncommon for one savage to take by force
the wife or wives of his neighbor,
and   until  another stranger comes
along nothing particular happens.
The remarkable t!::r.g is, however,
that all the old men. have the jn-ot-
tieut wives, which seems to bear out
this  traveller's tueory that "even
these degraded tribes possess many
qualities in common with the highly
civilized European."   It is scarcely
gratifying to cultured humanity to
recognize that we have anything in
common with these cannibal savages,
but the fact remains that
•'One touch of nature makes the whole
world kin"
in this case as in many others.
No loss Llinn twenty now elevators
aro uow approaching completion
throughout tho province of Mnnitoba.
Among tlioni thoy will incroiiso tho
storage capacity of thu provinco by
000,000 bushols.
Children Cryfor
Wc believe it may be safely said
that tho returns are all in now—
that the provincial press has "relieved its mind" on the subject of
tho whereabouts of the next exhibition ; and wo confess we have soon
nothing which inclines us to alter
our opinion that the annual meeting
came to tho right conclusion. We
do not caro to givo much space to
noticing the sharp things which
have been said about thnt meeting.
Wo are quito willing to admit that
the tone of one or two of the
speeches was not exactly what it
should have been, and some,of the
"interjections" were in very bud
tnsto; but for those things individuals were rosponsiblo. As far us
the meeting, considered as a whole,
was concerned, (here was nothing to
complain of, aside, from an absence
(due to overworking of officials) of
some usual routine, which affected
neitherthe legality of tho proceedings nor the complexion of the re-
suit. When we have eliminated
from the discussion all the sharp
things aforesaid, and "panned out"
the remainder, we find as the resulting product, a demand from
Victoria, Vancouver and Nanaimo,
that tho exhibition bo held at those
places. That is all. Of course we
have a good many v.- . ' -bout the
alleged "breach of f.iith," and the
fact that so much str ,;.;; is laid upon
that, confirms us in our conviction
that New Westminster is the place
for the exhibition. Our cotemporaries would not confine themselves
so strictly to ringing the changes
upon that absurd pretext, if they
had any arguments to advance. Suppose that at some meeting of the
B.O.A.A. "in the early dawn and
dusk of time," a resolution had beon
passed that the exhibition should
torever lead a vagabond existence—
upon whom would that resolution
be binding ? Certainly not upon the
hundreds who never heard of such a
resolution, and who have paid their
subscriptions in good faith to advance the interests which are helped
by the exhibition. No such resolution, of course, evor was passed.
The exhibition has wiggled about
from place to place, in obedience to
what seems to be a natural law governing the early development of
such things; but, as a gentleman at
the meeting pointed out, the plan
has never answered. Our position
is, that we cannot have an exhibition worthy of tho province, except
it is held always in the same place;
and we further maintain thnt New
Westminster is that place. Nature
has made New Westminster the
centre of the farming interest; just
as it has made Nanuimo tho centre
of the coal interest; and thnt should
settle the question, unless New-
Westminster declined to tako up its
responsibility in the matter. We
all know that it has not declined;
but, on the contrary, has risen to
the occasion, and put the exhibition
upon a much higher plane than it
ever before occupied. Something
like $25,000 for preparations, and
§1,000 or $2,000 in membership
fees, besides over $4,000 for "attractions," is a record which leaves all
former ones quite out of sight, and
furnishes au abundant guarantee for
future success. New Westminster
has displayed a spirit the very re-'
verse of sectional with respect to
other annual "events," and as Nature has marked her as the locality
of the one under discussion—whicli
must have a fixed locality if it is to
be successful—the treatment which
she has received from her sister
citios in the mattor—particularly
from Victoria—has been anything
but fair and generous. She has
strained her resources to secure a
thoroughly successful representation
of the interest of which Nature has
mado her the guardian, and communities debarred by their position
from doing justice to that interest,
peek to pmjndine it, and rob the
Royal City of tho fruit of ib energy
and liberality, simply lo gratify a
miserable- sectionalism.
POOR MORRISON
The Highland Outlaw of Meg-antic
is Found Guilty nf Manslaughter To-day.'
Rev. DeWitt Talmngo Leaves ou a
Trip to the Holy Land in
a Few Weeks.
Forty-five Hundred Bales of Cotton Burned at Savannah, Georgia, To-day.
An explanation of the profusion
of colonels in Kentucky is to be
found in part in the Governor's
privilege to appoint colonels on his
staff ad libitum. Governor Blackburn appointed sixty in Louisville
alone, with proportionate numbers
for the back counties. It is believed that no governor of Kentuoky
ever hail his entiro staff together at
one time. There is no public hall
in Kentucky big enough to hold it.
Tho Texas method is simpler still,
You havo only to drink with t.iie
mnyor to be named colonol on the
spot.
Pitcher's Casteria..
MANSLAUGHTER.
SiiKiiiiHOOKK, Que., Oct. 0.—Morri-
non, llie Megantic outlaw, wna tliiu
mori'iing found guilty of manslaughter.
'-     ' a MAN o'-WAll BADLY WASTED.
Ottawa, Oat. !).—For sumo time
there litis beon considerable correspondence between tho Dominion nnd British governments in regard to the protection nf the whale fisheries on Hud-
sou Buy against U. £>. vessels, and
Great Britain has been asked t-.i send
out a iintn-of-wur tn the whaling
grounds next season. Ic is represented that 'lie IJ. S. vessels overy yenr
sell a large quantity of goods to lho
natives, upon wliich lliey pay uu duty,
and in addition to this, several American firms hnvo established trading stations on tlie mainland from which
they are milking fortunes.
A   SHOUT  I'lOIIT.
New Tonic, Oct. 9.—Mike Breslin
of this city, and Charley McCarthy, of
Philadelphia; light weights, fought, a
brief but decisive battle on Coney island, the farorito resort fur Sunday
school picnics mi the Hudson river,
near Peekskill, this morning. Breslin
forced the fighting, tho fiist round ot
which ended with McCarthy being almost knocked out in his own corner.
When the second round wns called
McCarthy refused to fight nnd the
stakes of §500 were given to Breslin.
The fight was witnessed by about'75
New York clubmen, who left the city
on a tug at 11:15 last night, arriving
at Cunoy Islnnd nt 2:45 this morning,
when the men entered Ihe ring.
SENATOR FAIR RESIGNS.
San Fkancisco, Oot. 9. —At the annual meeting of the stockholders uf the
Nevada Bank to-day, the resignation
of Ex-Senator James G. Fair, both as
president and director, was announced
and accepted. James L. Flood wns
then elected president, and R. H. FalliB
director. Senator Fair when spoken to
on the subject uftor the meeting, said:
"It is a great relief to me to bo able to
attend exclusively tu my private affairs.
I have so many interests outside of Ihe
bank thnt needed my attention that I
really could not luok after tho business
of the bnnk properly."
a mo catch.
San Fhancisco,Oct 9.—Tho whaling
bark Coral arrived from Bristol Buy
this morning with 1100 barrels uf nil
and 13,000 pounds of whale bone.
TOR THE HOLY LAND.
New York, Oct. 9.—Rev. T. Do
Witt Talmage, uf tho Brooklyn tabernacle, has made the following announcement: "With the cordial consent of the ciders and trustees of this
church, I will leave on Wednesday
morning, October 30th, on the City of
Paris, for the Holy Land, to be gone
about two months. My first object in
going is to acquire education for myself and congregation. I want to seo
the places associated with our Lord's
life and death. I believe I can
make my pulpit far more efficient
when I have seen with my own eyes,
Bethlehem and Nazareth, Galilee and
Jerusalem, Calvary and othor plnceB
connected with our Saviour's life,
second reason for going is that I am
writing a life ot Christ, and I can be
more accurate and graphic when I
have boen an eye-witnoss of the very
places. This pulpit will be supplied
during my absence by some of the
most brilliant snd edifying preachers
of Amerioa."
ELECTRICAL EXECUTION LAW.
Auburn, N. Y., Oct. 9.—Judge
Day decided that the electrical execution law is unconstitutional, nnd remanded Kenioneller to the custody of
the wuriitiu of the Auburn prison.
THE TRAINS IN  TROUBLE.
New York, Oot. 9.—Judge Barrett
has granted Mrs. Geo. Francis Train,
i'r., nn absolute divorce from her bus-
and, who is a boh of George Francis
Train.
A BREAD RINO.
San Francisco, Oct. 9.—Thero is
somo apprehension felt on account of
tho coming high price and scarcity of
bread, due to the newly formed bread
union, uud to the possibility of a Btrike
among the bakers employed for higher
wages and shorter hours.
A DETERMINED MAN.
Peter Carson, laborer, attempted to
commit suicide by jumping into tho
bay Inst night. He wns arrested and
taken to tho city prison, whero he
made three moro attempts on his life;
twice by strangulation and once by
hanging, but was prevented ench time.
MILLIONS   IN IT.
NewYouk, Oct. i).—Atthe annual
meeting uf the Western Union Telograph Co., tlio ulil buard of directors
wero re-elected without opposition.
The statement for tho fiscal year eiul-
in": June 30, shows gross receipts of
820,7Slj,104;  operating expenses $14,-
505, 152; net earnings, §6,218,041,
an increase of $11, 474.70 over last
yenr. Alter the payment of the dividend and all charges, there was a surplus frpm the year's business of $1,-
072,Slio, which makes the surplus to
June 30th 38,011,-101.
■    ANIMALS BATTLE FOR A rURSE.
Sax Lorenzo, Cnlu., Oct. 9.—Geo.
Prates, a blacksmith, nud Henry
Bnti'3, fought for I small purse under
the Loudon prize ring rules, here last
niulit. The fighting was fast ond furious trom the stint and Bates was
knocked out in fhe second round.
CHARGED WITH   MURDER.
Sax Francisco, Oct. 9.—John Haa-
gerty, the expressman who was shot
liyJmuesG. Gordon, a bnr tendor,
clurliia a saloon row. Sept. 13th, died
iu midnight. Gordon hns been
churned-with niurder.
AN EMINENT VISITOR.
San Francisco, Oct. 9.—Sir Edwin
Arnold, author of the "Light of Asia"
and uther wnrks which hnvo made liim
famous, arrived hero last night. He
intends to remain n week or su mid
will visit the Orient.
COTTON BURNED.
Savannah, On., Oct. 9.-Taylor &
Lewis' hydraulic cotton compressor,
six cuttun sheds uud 4500 bnles of cotton were burned this morning. Loss,
8500,000. The cotton was insured in
foreign marine companies. The compressor will stnrt up again tomorrow,
and the handling of cotton will not bo
delayed.
A LIBERAL   OFFER.
New Yoke, Oct. 9.—Mrs. Mary G.
Pinkney, who owns the entire polo
grounds at 110th st., hns offered that
property, along with several other
blocks in the neighborhood, belonging
to her, to the site committee of the
world's fair, providing the committeo
will pay taxes. This ia the most liberal offer yet mndo to the sito committee.
NEW DIOCESE REFUSED.
New York, Oct. 9.—In the episcopal convention, the committee refused to recomend the creation of a
new diocese with limits in Nebraska,
THE GLADSTONIAN  WON.
London, Oct. 9.—The election to
fill the vacant parliamentary seat for
Elgin, yesterday, resulted in the return of Mr. Keay, Gladstonian, by a
vote of 2,571 to 2,039 for hia Unionist
nppunont, Mr. Logan.
NEW MARKET  RACES.
London, Oot. 9.--At New Market
to-day the raco for the Medole park
plate was won by Signoriua, Lenord
second, Golden Gate third.
EXPENSIVE FERRY BOATS.
Toronto, Ont., Oct. 8.—The company that bought nut the Toronto Islnnd Ferry Co. is gettitig out plans for
four large ferryboats to cost $40,000
each.
A WOMAN THE CAUSE OF IT.
Hamilton, Ont, Oct. 8.—Rev. Jas.
Murray, pastor of Wentworth stroet
Presbyterian church, whom it is said,
James Douglass, tho victim of the policeman, came here to murder, because
he married Miss Webster, with whom
Douglass wub smilten, says he was unaware of any suoh feeling towards himself in the mind of Douglass. Murray
says he never thought of Douglass as
being in any way interested in his own
or his wife's affairs.
NO EVIDENCE.
Toronto, Ont., Oct. 8—The criminal assizes opened here yesterday afternoon. The orown offered no evidence in the abortion case by which
Lillie Charlton lost her life, and in
connection with which John O. Wood,
druggist, lately of Toronto, now of
Buffalo, was oharged with murder.
Wood was liberated.
Manitoba's ruler.
Ottawa, Oot. 8.—The lieut.-governor of Manitoba and Mrs. Schultz
reached the city yeiterday morning.
They remain for a few days before returning to Manitoba.
THE LIBERAL LEADER.
Belleville, Ont, Oot. 8.—There
was a large gathering at - the opera
houso hist night to listen to the addresses by the Hon. Mr. Laurier and
uthors. Mr. T. K. Preston declared
thnt Laurier had been chosen as leader
because he was the ablest man in the
party. Mr. Laurier who was warmly
received, spoke to tho same effeot as
he had spoken elsewhere.
ALIENATED AFFECTIONS.
Montreal, Oot, 8.—Henry M. Millor, of Toronto, lins begun proceedings against Charles Gentleman, a
married sewing machine agent, for
$1,000 damages, for alienating his
v. lie's affections.
A TOTAL WRECK.
Owen Sound, Ont., Oot. 8.-—The
latest account of the vessel "Scoville"
that struok on Isle Cove rook, Sunday
night, is that she is going to pieces.
The vessel will probably be a complete
Iobs. The body of Oapt. O'Grady,
who was killed between the vessel and
the rocks while trying to get ashore,
will be sent to Chicago.
THE TROUBLED CZAR
Asks that Extraordinary Precautions be taken for His Safety
Whilo in Berlin.
Immense Improvements of Loudon
Streets to be Undertaken at a
Tremendous Cost.
Boulanger Invited  to Make His
Home in; Janada till France
Requires  Him.
THE CZAR'S VISIT.
Berlin, Oct. 10.—General Wonder
will meet the czar nt Kiel nnd uccuui-
pany him tu Berlin. The first regiment uf guards, together with a company of tho Alcxnnder regiment, will
net as n bodyguard lo the, czar en
route from Kiel to Berlin. After arriving at the capital his escort from
the rallwny station to the Russian em-
Ussy will consist of four squadrons of
cavalry, two riding in front of the imperial carriage and two behind. Most
stringent precautious have been taken
lu prevent the possibility of au approach nf the public tii his majesty's
person. Besides the troops which will
be stretched nut iu solid columns on
each side of the route, police officials
in citizens' clothes will be thickly scattered along the edgo of the crowds,
with instructions tr. watch for any suspicious movement on the part of individuals or groups of people. The precautions are taken, it is understood, at
the express wish of the czar himself,
whose secret police have warned him
that the greatest cnre should be tnken
during his stay in Berlin to insure his
safety. Acting upou their suggestions,
German officials are making a thorough
canvas of the houses along the proposed routo to see that no suspicious persons lodge there, and before Friday
the police will have the history and
pedigree of every dweller along the
lino from the railway station to the
embassy.
LARGE FIRE.
Berlin, Oot. 10.—Tbe fire which
broke out in the town of Ostheim, in
Bavoria, early this morning, destroyed
a brewery, several forage stores, a
hotel and a number of warehouses and
other buildings.   The loss is heavy.
OREAT IMPROVEMENT SCHEME.
London,  Oct.   10.—The   county
Dalton McCarthey addressed a pub
lie meeting in Queen's Hall, Montreal,
Tuesday night, and tho largo hall did
not afford standing room for thoso who
attended. Iu his spocch the whole
subject of the Jesuits' estates legislation wns discussed, with special reference to the dual languages and the
grant of $80,000 to Protestant education, both of wliich wore  condemned.
council have approved of plans for
tome radical improvements in London
streets. The Strand is to be widened
its entire length; Holywell is to be improved out of existence, and a new
street will be opened frnm the Strand
to Holburn at tho cost of a million
nnd a half sterling. This, it is announced, is only the beginning of a
great scheme fur beautifying and improving the great London thoroughfares to which tho councils already
stand committed. Old fogyism which
has stood in the way uf progress in
this direction for centuries, has now
given away io an enlightened spirit of
improvement, nnd it is likely that the
vigor and enterprise manifested in
many directions by the county councils
will in a few years make of the great
highways of London something more
than crooked, narrow, and ugly cow-
paths.
INVITED TO   CANADA.
Montreal, Oct. 10.—At a meeting
of the members of the Old Frenoh
Colony here last night, it was unanimously resolved that General Boulanger should be invited to take up hie
residence among his compatriots in
Montreal, until such time as he shall
be called to France to rule her destines. A committee was named to
draft a formal invitation to the general.
wants another fiiiht.
St. Paul, Minn., Oct. 10.—Pat
Killen has posted a forfeit of $500
here for a fight to a finish with any
heavy weight in the country, Joe McAuliffe preferred, for $2,500 a side.
Ho says that if McAuliffe will come to
St. Paul he will guarantee his expenses. In a letter to n locnl paper Killen Bays ho dislocated his shoulder in
the third round uf his recent battle
with MoAulitfe, nnd wus nut ablo to
fight after that,
SHIPPING,
San Francisco, Oct. 10.—Arrived
ship Blue Jacket and bnrk Melrose
from Seattle; barkentine C. C. Funk,
from New Westminster. Sailed, bark
Columbia for Seattle.
only 5 years'.
Oroville, Cala., Oct. 10.-
Sooney, tho farmer conviotod
slaughter, in killing W, S.
a wealthy rancher, in a dispute over a
piece of land, which both claimed, has
been sentenced to imprisonment for
five yeara.
FREE roSTAL DELIVERY.
Washington, Oct. 10.—Postmaster-
General Wanamaker will recommend
in hia annual report that the free delivery system be extended to cities
of 8,000 inhabitants. This recommendation is warranted by tbo faot
that the revenues of freo delivery offices for the year will bo from $1,500,-
000 to $2,000,000 in excess of expenses.
-Edward
of  '.nun-
Riddle,
\Ym. Paul nnd Charles Fraser, two
residents of Bat Portage, were  blown
pieces by ' threshing machino explosion in Dakota on Monday. VOLUME S4.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, OCTOBER 10,
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Weekly British Columbian
VTcilnrallll}- Horning, "ct. 16. 1889.
SCIENTIFIC MISCELLANY.
A bag of pons infested with weevils was lately noticed to be surprisingly warm, when investigation
showed a temperature outside of 71
degrees and inside of 9G degrees.
Tho difference proved to be due to
heat developed through the work of
the weevils.
There nre now seven agricultural
laboratories in Belgium where gratuitous analyses of manures and
feeding stuffs aro made, In addition, information is freely furnished
to farmers upon the bost method of
using the manures antl feeding stuffs,
and upon other questions in agricultural science,
Goss remarked that the largest
animal known is the rorqual, about
100 feet long; the smallest is the
twilight monad, whoso dimensions
are the 12,000th of au inch. Tho
middle term is one-third of an inch,
so that the common house-fly may
be considered as an animal of the
medium sizo in the creation.
Vitality of Germs.—In the lab
oratory of the German Imperial
Health Department, Dr. L. Hoini
has found thnt cholera bacilli may
survive in milk from two or three
to six days; in sweet butter, for a
month ; but in cheese curds, scarcely a day. The bacilli of typhoid
fever wero still visible in milk after
thirty-five days; in butter they
lived three weeks; and in whey
and natural cheese, only three days.
Milk containing the bacilli of consumption was still capable of conveying infection after ten days;
butter, for four weoks ; and whey
and cheese, for two weeks.
Wasted Wealth.—The most important unused product of Africa is
declared to be the fibre of the banana. This is capable of being divided into threads of silky fineness,
and extends the entire length of the
branchless plant. In Central America the fibre with no preparation
except drying, is used for shoestrings, and for cords and ropes for
various purposes. So vast is the
supply of excellent material now
wasted in the banana plantations of
the world, that tho proper utilization of this fibre is asserted by a
German authority to be certain to
influence the value of cotton, hemp,
flax, and all similar plants,
Photographs in Natural Colors.—In his late address to the
Britisli Association for the Advancement of Science, Capt. W. de W.
Abney answered an oft-repeated
question by stating that photography
in natural colors not only has been
discovered, but pictures in natural
coloi'3 have been produced. Roughly speaking, the method of producing the spectrum in its natural
colors is to chlorinize a silver plate,
expose it to white light till it as-.
snmes a violet color, heat till it becomes rather ruddy, and expose it
to a bright spectrum. The spectrum colors are then impressed in
their natural tints. Experiment
has shown that these colors are due
to an oxidized product being formed
at the red end of the spectrum and
a reduced product at the violet end.
Photography in natural colors, however, is only interesting from a scientific point of view, and is not iikely
to become artistically satisfactory,
or of commercial value.
Recent Progress in Surgery.—
The death-rate from amputations in
hospitals before antiseptics were introduced, according to Dr. W. \V.
Keen, ranged from 23 to more than
53 per cent. Under the modern
method, Von Brun reports 47 major
amputations, with no death , Busch,
57 similar amputations, with a mortality of only 3.5 percent, ; Schede,
31 amputations, with a mortality of
4.37 per cent. ; Socin, 4S amputations, with o mortality of zero ; and
Volknmnn, 220 amputations, with
a mortality of 3.5 por cent. In
compound fractures, a half-dozen of
the leading hospitals of Europe and
America showed a mortality of 20
to G8 per cent during twelve to
twenty years before the adoption of
antiseptics. Since the introduction
of antiseptics, Billroth, of Vienna,
has found a fulling oft' of the death-
rate to one-tenth ; while Dennis, of
New York, reports 140 compound
fractures—385 severe—with only 2
deaths.
IIiilileiiKitnl I'rui'lict'.
Parties just returned from Nnnnimo
Lake state that somo persons who hud
been bunting near the upper end of
the lake hnd hung the enrensses of
three deer on the trees. They wero
now in an advanced stage of decomposition, and the stench of the neighborhood was simply unbearable. No
doubt the hunters had hung them there
with the intention of returning ut once
and taking them awoy, but for somo
reason failed to do so. It makes it
very unpleasant for hunters and fishermen to go in that neighborhood.
Had tlie carcassos been left on tho
ground, then other animals or insects
would soon have devoured them,
leaving nothin" but the bones to blench
in the sun,— Free Press.
CHANNEL IMPROVF.MENTS.
Wluil lias Alrvaily Ueuii Accomplished ut
the -.liver's .lloulll null Wllllt In
Exiit'Ulvtl lobe Dime.
From Mr. Geo. Turner, C.E., it is
learned that the channel improvements
at tho mouth of the river aro being
actively prosecuted ut present by the
contractor, Mr. T. F. Sinclair. Somo
4,000 feot of mattresses nro to be laid
down this year, and these aro now
being mnde on the river bank a short
distance below Ewen's cannery. Several hundred tens of rock have boon
quarried on Pitt lake and lnid down at
the mouth of the river, to be used in
sinking and anchoring the mattresses
when thoy are ready. Bush mattresses, tbe same as employed heretofore,
will be used this your. A recent survey of the channel has shown thut a
steady improvement is in progress,
and tho results already obtained hold
uut very oncouraging prospects for tho
future. When the improvements were
commonced n few years ago there were
only 5 feet of water, at low tide, ovor
tho bar, to-day thero is 15 feet and it
is expected thnt by tho middle of next
summer the shallowest wnter will be
20 feet at low tido. The channel is
now 1000 feBt wide across tlio bar, and
is still widening. From theso indisputable fncts it can readily be seen
that the method of improving the channel, introduced by Mr. F. C. Gamble,
tho government engineer, is a comploto
success. Eight thousand feet of mattresses havo been lnid down since the
channel improvements wero commenced, and when the present season's
oporations nro completo the totnl number uf mattresses put down will bc n
trifle over 12,000 feet,
Commcnilnblc Activity.
With commendable promptness tho
New Westminster celebration committee has liquidated ull accounts it contracted in connection with the recent
exhibition festival. To tho energetic
secretary, Mr. S. T. Macintosh, much
credit is due for this now departure,
for auch it is compared with tho manner in which the last civic celebration accounts have been managed in Vancouver. Many of these are still unpaid. It
is now over four monthssince they were
contracted. But great bodies always
act slowly, which acoounts for tho delay
experienced.—ll'oi'M.
 .  m   .	
Dnllnllon Drill.
Lieut.-Col. Prior has ordored a parade of the batteries at regimental
headquarters on Wednesday night at S
o'clock, whon a largo attondance is expeoted. Oompany drill for men of tho
local batteries takes plaoe every Monday night, and everything is being
done that can be done to make the parade for the governor-general's reception a success. It is anticipated that
the annual inspection will bo held during his stay iu Victoria, lt would be
a gcod thing if the Westminster battery could be induced to como down
and take part in tho review.— Colonist.
From Bock Creek.
Mr. Theodore Kruger and Mr. Thos.
Elliott, two well-known residents of
Rock Creek, reached the city last night
and are domiciled at tho Oriental.
They report increased activity in mining matters in their section uf the
country. At the Douglas mine the
shaft is down 88 feet, aud a contract
has been given for 100 feet more at $4
per foot. The rock is ifound to be of
satisfactory quality, and modern machinery, including a len stamp mill,
has been ordered from Now York.
The machinery will bo taken to the
mine as soon as winter sets in, Two
shifts of eight men are steadily at
work, and the company also employs
an assayor who carefully examines
every bucketful nB it comes from the
mino. At Osoyoos Lake, tho Wide
West is proving fully as good as the
Douglas, but it, liko many anothor
good claim in the district, needs capital to properly develop it. It shows,
probably, the richest rock in tho whole
country, the ledgo 84 feet in dopth
and 12 in width, being well-defined
and easily worked. Tho ore is uf uniform good quality all through tho
lodge, it doos not run in a streak. At
Ruby, on tho American Bido, tho Arlington has 100 men at work, and is
putting up a 100 stump mill. Tlio oro
there is not equal to thnt shown by tho
Wido West, but tlio owners of the
initio havo capital to work it fur ito full
worth, nnd consequently it is going tu
pay, and pay well, Alroady tho money
that is beintr put in ch'culution by the
Arlington company is making its presence felt fur good. Tho Black Benr
him 2.1 men nt wurk and is doing well.
Altogether, Mr. Kruger thinks, in the
Kuck Crook district tho futuro of British Columbia as a mineral country is
centered. A great dread stares the
stockmen in the face this season—that
of a possible ahortago in tbo winter
fund Biipply. Owing to tho grnas tires
and the grnsslinppors, the crop was a
partial failure, and it is fenrcd Unit lhe
cuttle will suller wlion tlicy conn: du„n
for the winter. At present all the
Bt ick is in primo condition.—Saturday's Colonist.
 ^^.—.	
The Alaskan Company.
An officer of the Richard RubIi informed a Seattle Press reporter that
the scaling grounds will bo a source of
troublo so long as tho Alaska Commercial Co. is allowed to control the soal
interest. Tho officer said the Alusko
Commercial Company is purely a British institution, with ono or two Ameri-
oan stockholders. Tho company
claims tho right to all the seals in the
nortborn waters, aud a govornment
boat is kopt mining about to keep
private boats out of the company's
way. Tho six boata seized by the
Rush for being engaged in sealing
during tho past soaBon all claimed to
be British vessels, but  the  officers of
the Rnsli are of the' settled opinion
that all of the /essola referred io are
American boats and owned by Americans, but chartered and outfitted in
Viotoria becauso it costs less there,
and thon by flying tho British flag
they might be able to better evade
the law. Possibly tho schooner Black
Diamond may bo a British vessel, but
even this is doubted. It was stated
tliat one of tho privateering scalers,
an American vessel, got out of tho
wny with 3000 skins, but she got out
of tiiu wny befure tho Rush appeared
on the grounds. This fact Booms to
hnve. given a great deal of secret satisfaction to almost everyone in the upper country, nono of whom particularly liko tho Commercial Company.
Thero is a desire among tho peoplo of
Ounalaska, ns well as of Sitkn, thnt
the monopoly of the senl cntch bo taken
frum tho Commercial Company and
that tbo grounds be thrown open to
everybody. Thero is no immediate
danger uf seals running out, no matter
how many go to catch them, ns thoro
nro only two ur three mouths in tho
year when sealing enn bo engaged in,
on nccount of rough weather. If the
rinht to catch seals wns extended to
Auierioana only, the prico of prepared
Bkius would bo lowered to a reasonable
figure. As it now is, ull tho Conimor-
otal Oompnny's skins are sent to Europo
to bc tnnned and duty is added each
wny, which swells tlie cost to the final
purchaser. It is quito certain that if
tho skins were kept in tho United
States, it would pny nn enlorprising
man to build nnd opernto a senl skin
tannery and preparing establishment
on tho const.
Richmond Council.
Council met in the town hull on Saturday, Oct. 5, tho rccvo and ull the councillors present. The minutes of last
meeting were rend, slightly amended
and, on motion, adopted as amended,
Respecting No. 5 report of last meeting,
it was moved by Councillor Stewart,
seconded by Councillor Daniels, that the
report bo amended by adding the following words: "My attention was drawn by
Duncan Smith to the fact that the now
dyko was built on lower ground than the
old one, and I found that tlio abovo additional expense had to bo incurred in order to satisfy 1>. Smith in regard to
the dyke."   Carried.
Communications.—From O. D. Swoet,
C. M, C, stating that he is sick and cannot attend to his duties, and that he will
bo glad if the council will endorse tlio
appointment of W. Vermilyea as deputy
with full authority to transact the business of the council and receivo all moneys
duo tho municipality, From Rov, J. A,
Jaffary, olerk of tho Presbytery, calling
the attention of the council to the fact
that sinco tho opening of tho season for
the shooting of game, the Sabbath has
been desecrated, against the Christian
sentiment of almost tho entire community, and asking that tlio necessary stops be
taken for protecting tho community in
the enjoyment of its necessary rest.
The communication of Mr. O. D. Sweot
was received, and it waB deoided on motion, that tlio appointment by O. D.
Sweet, C. M. C, of Mr. W. Vermilyea
as hia deputy be and is hereby endorsed,
with full authority to transact the business of tho council, and receive all
moneys due the municipality. On motion the communication from Rev.
J. A. Jaffary waB received and clerk
was instructed to reply, suggesting thn
ndvisibility of prosecuting offenders under the provincial act.
Reports.—From B. W. Garratt, reporting having let n contract to All Sam
for cutting nnd burning brush and clearing lino of roadway through McMyu's
and Vermilyca's timber (between Nos. 1
and 2 roads) near Vermilyca's slough;
price $70; also, thnt, Ah Sam's contract
across Mr, J. W. Sexsmith's place is
nearly completed and recommending payment of $300 on the same. From W. F.
Stewart, reporting tliat Ah Leu's contract on Sea Island is advancing favorably nnd recommending payment of $400
on tho same. From A. H, Daniels, reporting that the contract of Ah Sam on
road No. 5 is completed (distance, 07
chains, lift.) nml recommending that
tlio balance ($216,43) bc paid; further
that wc employed George Leonard to put
in a flood-box and linnie on rond No. G
at the river, also to provide stringers for
tlie bridge, on said road No. 5, nnd for
cuttiug a ditch to connect road with
Town hall road and presenting bis bill;
nlso reporting having employed five
Chinamen for unloading lumber (cost
811.50); also for digging out for iluinc and
llood-gato und filling around (817.50); total 821; also report Spence k Wilkin's
contract advancing nnd recommending
payment uf $150 on the Eanie. From B.
W. Garratt, reporting that he had engaged A. McLeod to tako measurements
and drnw plans for bridges over sloughs
and approaches to main bridges, according tu motiun of last meeting. Moved
and seconded that tlio several reports of
the board nf works be adopted as read
and the sums therein recommended bo
paid, Carried. The tenders for bridge
work wero lin.ii opened nn follows! H.
S. Hardman, app. and bridges, per ft.,
,?:!; .Mr. Oliver, bridges, per ft., $2,85j
Mr. Oliver, approaches, per ft., 82,50;
L. Waling, bridges on Sea Island, per
ft., S2.-1.1: I). Waling, approaches nnd
all other bridges, ner ft., 82.40. On
motion it wns decided that none of the
tenders be accepted fur the reason that
the oounoil decided on changing the
specifications. It was decided, on motion, that the bonrd of works be instructed, in accordance with changed specifications, that, tbey nro authorized to let
Uii.' ivu.-a by iirivn.e ouutraut, ueomod
un motion, thnt the board of works he
empowered to doopon the ditch ou road
No. 7, to take nway tho water to enable
Spence k Wilkins to carry out their contract. On motion, it was decided that
tiic clerk bo instructed to notify Mr.
Walter that as uo permission has boon
granted to him for putting in culverts
across rond No. 3, and ns the culverts
already put in by him uro unsafe and
not oftho proper kind, that tlicy must
bo altered in accordance with tho instructions of tho board of works. On
motion, the clerk was instructed to communicate with R. Barker, agent
for Mr. Crickinay, in reference to the
conuocting dyko iu front of Mr. Crlck-
niny's plnco with the flood-gate on rond
No. 5. On motion of Coun. Daniels, seconded by Coun. Reid, tho following bills
were ordered paid: Goorgo Leonard,
ward B, labor and timber, 840.50; Ah
Sam, ward 11, Sexsmith's, No. 2 acct.,
$300) Ah Sam, wurd 15, brushing, No. 2
ucct., 87; All Sam, ward B, No. 5 rond,
No. 2 noet.8216.42; Ah Sing, ward B,
No. 5 rond, 821; Ah Len, ward A, Sea
Island road, No. 2 acct., 8-100; Thomas
Spence, ward B, No. 7 rond, §150; H.
Eburnc, ward B, spikes, 85.25; sinking
fund aoot., 8300.
Council adjourned till  first Saturday
in November.
ITS EXCELLENT QUALITIES
Commend to public approval the California liquid fruit remedy Syrup of Figa,
It is pleasing to the eye, and to the tnsto,
and by gently acting on the kidneys,
liver nnd bowels, it cleanses tho system
effectually, thereby promoting tho health
and comfort uf nil who uso it.
The delegates of the International
American conference, were yesterday
entertained by Erastus Wiman; Pruf.
Goldwin Smith nnd others made brief
apceches. Mr. Wiman said that commercial union on the North American
continent ns between Canada and the
States was within tlio possibilities uf
tho next livo or ton years, mid that
purely by concurrent legislation ut Ottawa and Washington. It might tako
longer to create n customs union ao as
to include nil the nations reprcBontcd
by tho dolegntes, but tho movement
on the north would gradually stimulate tho movement toward tiio south
by showing its practicability nud enormous advantages.
Early Saturday morning, u week
Bince, Dan McLeod, with his wife nnd
bou nnd two hired men, Malcolm McKay and a young man named McLeod,
allot Invorhiiron, Ont., left there
with twu fishing boats, tho Sweepstakes nnd the Hailstorm, fur Golden
Valley. They have not sinco been
heard uf. Buth bnnts wero washed
ashoro, nnd it is supposed ell uro  lost.
Business Notice.
mllE UNDEHSIGNEn IS PREPARED
j. to furnh-li plans nmlspeclflcnli'msfor
nil clnssoH of buildings (stono nml brick a
specially), Wiil furaisn all the necessary
drawings aud superintend work through a
competent foreman, and will guarantee
perfect work for 8 per cent, of cost, Oflice
In Rank of B.C. Building, up stairs,New
Westminster. JAMES KL-'-NNEDY,
dwselltc Architect.
THOSE  WISHING
FREE-HAND
Crayon.Water Color or Pastel
PORTRAITS
[For Christmas]
Should Loavo their Orders Early with
Miss Linnie Lewis
Inslruction In Drawing nml Dftluting at
Studio-Con. Royal Ave. & Maky St.
Orders received at D. Lyal -fc Co's.
dwseiilml
BRITISH COLUMBIA
(MldXTBlD )
THOMAS ALLSOP. 1
HENRY S. MASON, J- 1
CUYLliR A. HOLLAND, J
in: in oi in -iii
15 Ssrjeanfs Inn, Fleet Slreet,
LONDON,  ENG.
Tlio Business ol ALLSOP & MASON lias
been mersoil in tlio nbovo Company nnd
will lie oarried on liy the Compnny from
llils dato ns a Bcncml Lnml Investment
and Insurance Agency.
MONEY TO LOAN mi Mortgage m Low
Rates. Town Lois and Farming Lands
for Snlo on eusy lerms.
Victoria, B. C, .Mny lOlli, 1S87.   ilwjlyS
NOTICE IS HEREBY CilVEN THAT
tlio partnership heretofore subsisting between tlio undersigned under llio
fl.ru.' nnmo of f'oniorford A MoDougalt,
Merchant Tailors, lins been dissolved tills
dny by niuttiu! eonsoiil. All accounts
owing tbo into lirm uro lo bo pnid to J. A.
McDougall, uml nil elniins ngninst tbe
snld lirm will he sollled liy blm.
'!'. COMERFORD.
,1.  A. Ml-I)OUOALL.
Kew West., AllB, 31,1880.
m. J. fi 1-ilcDQUgal!
Will continue Tiiu business
under ids own nntne,ul llifisiime
store, on Coliimblii street, next In K.
Crniie's. A ciiiillliilllliee of tlie public
batronagois respectful ly solicited, Satisfaction guarantoetl. divse.ilc
SJ (About 2 P. It., Sept. li) J
5 «
H HIGH MUCUS IN BOOTS AND;
u, SHOES. !
i      itfinrinn     I
i       i-IUUULHJ       i
'OF ALL CULTAS STOCK 1N|
| HOOTS  &  SHOES. !
T1
IStl
C3 ALL
a
REGARD   FOR   HIGH 2
PRICES. 1
a
sj
& 1000  MEN, WOMEN & CHIL-,
« DP.EN, ;
in £
$ To Buy Boots that R Boots;
h. B. WINTEMUTE'S!
SIGN OE THE BUFFALO,
dwsoUto ComimmaSthhet.
TO TIIE PUBLIC GENERALLY WHO WISH TO RECEIVE PBIiL
1 VALUJi for monoy spent, wo would beg to oall attention to onr lar™ nnd
well selected stook of GENERAL MERCHANDISE. Tlio most of our
1'all Goods hnvo now arrived, and we can show a splendid assortment and GOOD
VALUE in
STAPLE and FANCY DRY GOODS
MEWS   FURN9SHINGS,
BOOTS    -A-ID-TID    SHOES.,
Hardware, and nil tho lending brands of
FINE GROCERIES.
Our store is entirely too smnll to displny our gouds sntisfnctorily, so kindly
ask for what you do not see. It will bo a pleasure to show our goods. Wo know
there is money in the country, if none at Blackett k White's. As wo have determined to get some, wc will sell for the next few months ut pricos which will defy
Competition nnd compel people to buy. Wo mako no leaders on anything, but
will sell nil classes of goods ut bedrock prices. Do not fnil to call nnd seo our goods
und got prices, nnd we will gunrnnteo you will save money and bu satisfiod.
Pleaso cut this out and paste it in your hat for easy roferonco.   Yours respectfully,
BLACKETT & WH
B.  O.
-AZiJkJSTGriLim^sr,
woe 1ml
•rT^T-T. atom
Ttenrnzm-, n ruc-ft
ir yitj t unity
Engineers, Boiler Maters, and iron and Brass Founders
HAVING GREATLY INCREASED THEIR PREMISES AND MACHIN-
cry, aro in a position to undertake tho construction and repairs of marine
and Stationary Engines and Rollers, milling, mining and tannery
machinery, as well as Castings and EorglllgS of every description.
Estimates given; all work gnarantccil.
D. CARTMEL,
General Manager.
ilwjintc
A. McKELVJE,
Mechanical Maxageb.
Ladies' KID BOOTS
ajgJB 2B • £m *€»
GRANT & MACLURE'S
F. ti. STRICKLAND & CO.
ill, Hiig ii Apim al Macbinery
We have the Largest and Finest Stock of
CARRIAGES, PHAETONS, HANDY MARKET & CHURCH WACONS
IN THE MARKET. ALL OUR RIGS ARE FULLY GUARANTEED.
Repairs of all kinds neatly and promptly done.
F. C. STRICKLAND & CO.
sc3dw Webster's Building, Westminstor, 13. C.
GENERAL & SHELF HARDWARE,
Including Tools of nil kinds of the best makes; f ross-CUt & flitlld-SaWS.
ISurlu'll Wire for Fencing, and nil tho necessary ttcnsils for Farmings
Pulley Blocks, snatch Blocks, Rope & Chain in all sizes; Pitch,
Tar & Oakum: Tuned and Plain Paper for Building; Paints & Oils
in all colors; Liquid Paints in nil shades; Floor Paints ready touse; Grind
Stones; Wall Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
lillbricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a general assortment of
Agricultural implements.
UST Special attention givon to orders by mail.
t\. j. t:e3.a.:p:f <sz oo.,
dwjlyUto Columiiu Stiieet, New Westminsteb.
REAL ESTATE BROKERS,
Financial and Insurance Agents.
Property for Sale iu all parts of tho City and Suburbs. Wo also liavo listed somo
of tbo finest fanning land in the Province. MONEY TO LOAN. HOUSES TO
RENT. Agents for the. Confederation Lifo Association of Toronto, the London,
Guarantee and Accident Co., Limited. General Agouts for Britisli Columbia for
the American Stonm Boiler Insurance Co. of Now York, the Royal and Atlas Firo
Assurance Companies of England, Union Firo and Marino IoBiiranco Co, of San
Krancisco, South British Fire and Marino Insurance Co. of Now Zealand.
 OFFICES	
NEW WESTMINSTER-Columbia Stroot, Bank of B. C. Blook.
VANCOUVER---Hastings Streot, opposite tho Post Offico.
dwsolOto
JAIiES D. RAE
[SUCCESSOR TO D.  MePHADEN]
DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF FIRST-CLASS
Groceries and Provisions
mr mra sei um *   «sr«z:.
Ooll'ees Roasted and Ground on tin! Premises,   Fino Teas a Specialty.
dwly
-COLUMBIA STREET- VOLUME ui.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLOMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, OCTOBER 16, 1889.
NO. 42.
THE  CHURCHES.
Snnuunrlcs of Snme or llio lily Serinons
Spolceu -Mimlny.
HOLY TRINITY CJltlHCH.
Eov. H. Irwin preached at Holy
Trinity church Sunday morning from
Eplicsians 4th chap, and 1st verse:
"1 therefore, the prisoner of tlie Lord
beseech you that ye walk worthy of
the vocation wherewith ye aro called."
Aftor all St. Paul hnd suffered, after
the superhuman strugglo ho hnd just
gono through in the cause of his master,
theso words of his have a special
charm. At the end uf great tuils nud
troubles we find him u prisoner, but
not a subject of despair ur hopelesiiess,
These words of his, "Walk worthy of
the vocation wherewith yu aru called,"
■ havo a good ring in them and they ure
not the words of u hopeless hear!.
What ia your calling ? Brethren, yuur
vocation is tho voico of Gud thnt calls
you on; when wo think of our vocation
wo should think of it ns God's cnll. It
wns not for nothing that Christ spent
a portion of his life working in a carpenter shop; it was for a purpose.
Therefore our Maker's call should find
an echo iu our suul responsive of Uis
will. M'any a careworn nnd noxious
mind lias been relieved uf a heavy bur
den, and many a life haa boon mndo
to bum brighter liy tho vocation nf
life having been changed into a higher
calling; and so ihe soul Bhould foul
when callod by God. If ynu believo
in Christ's life yuu must believo iu
your calling. Nn doubt life haa been
and will bo unsatisfactory to ihnse who
would du nwny with religion, fnr, forget that your vocation is the call nf
God, and sooner or later life will become nu aguni/.iiig mockery. Oor
everyday life is a bright calling for
everyone of us, and ibis thought should
cheer us many times during the week
we have just entered mi. Tu tho
brethren who prefer tn live like the
brute creation around them and deny
the person of a God, thoro is a terrible
awakening ahead—savo us from such a
fato. Secular history gives us proof
that our vocation is the cnll uf Gud;
nnd nil tho noblo deeds of history, tlm
greatest and most glorious actions, will
bo found to be the work of the Great
Power behind them. Tho calling of
the Christian is his duty, and his life
is ennobled by Christ Himself.
METHODIST OHCIUJH HARVEST FESTIVAL.
At lhe Methodist church Sunday
morning, a large congregation wns
present. The church hnd been beautifully decornted with evergreens und
othor natural productions. Iu front
of tho platform tables wore placed and
each one literally gruuncd under tho
load of harvest wealth heaped upon it.
Every imaginable speciea of garden
stuff, nnd nlso tlie tilled and ploughud
soil, wero taBtefully ranged around.
Sacks containing outs, wheat and other
cereals.were placed at intervals, nud
intorspersed woro fuur shocks uf gniin,
whent, bnrley nnd oats, These boro a
word each of the sentence, "Praiso yo
tho Lord." Bouquets of flowers here
and there among the fruit and vegetables very tastefully set off the display.
The Bev. J. H. White was accompanied tu the platform by Mr. Fisher.
Mr. White, before leaving the platform
to Mr. Fisher, remarked that peuplo
are too apt to take things for urnnted
now-ii-dnys. They seem tn think the
grain nud fruit nud (lowers will grow
as a matter of course because they
hnvo done su in years past. They are
not so grateful ns they ought tu bo.
But iiuyono whu did not feel grateful
after this service had no gratitude in
his heart. Theso fruits wero tho product of this district and province.
Mr. Fisher chose his text from a
number of passages from the psalms
apprupriate tothe harvest sensun. Ho
said inan is a dependent being, dependent upon Ond for everything. He
cannot livo except through the strange
process God has given him, and all uro
equally dependent. The bible is full
of instances uf miracles performed by
God to succor thu prophets when in
distress. And nf all tho good gifts uf
God the beautiful corn is the must
wonderful. It is never found iu a
wild state, and ia tho only natural product known that is not sn found. The
apple can be traced to the crab of the
hedge, the plum is an improvement of
the sloe. But cum in any form was
never known to grow spontaneously.
lt aeeuis to havo been put intu man's
hand along with the curse, "By the
sweat of thy brow shalt thou earn thy
bread." Bread corn is tho most wonderful gift of Gud to man; it is not
the same as the fruits which will grow
without care or attention, but for it tlie
soil has to ho prepared with toil and
caro for only after such labor will it
grow; only then can cume the glnd
shout uf Harvest Home. Another
strange thing, wherever man can settle
corn iu somo form will grow. In tho
bleak and frozen north tho hardy barley und rye lind sustenance; in the
temperate zone wheat and ita kindred
grains Und favoring circumstances to
grow and bear a hundredfold; and in
the fierce, tropical clinics, tho maize or
Indinn corn uro thero to supply man's
wants. Wherevor man goes this gift
of God goes with him ill snme form.
And the manna ..-; uaing it is su peculiar that it is still further removed
from the other natural products of tho
earth and imbued with still more mystery. When the missionaries went to
New Zealand they told the natives
how to sow the seed and of its value
as a food. Whon the grain had properly ripened the savages plucked ench
stock up by the roots and of courso
found only a few tender fibres. They
wore very angry with tho missionaries
until told thoy had boen looking on the
wrong ond. Thoro is only ono way to
account for this mysterious product
and its strango preparation for food;
it must hnvo boon given specially by
Gud tu man. Wherever it is nut fuund
man is a nnvago. Tho gift of tho com
main n man tako tho placo in naturo
Ond meant for him, It means civilization, tin; clearing of the plnina nnd
forests and tho introduction of commerce,   God has connected tho bread
question with all the great events of
tho world's history. The family loaf
and the Lord's Day are bound up together. And it is better to starve thun
to Bin. And not only thm., but wo
must comply with the command nf
God, or starve. Mnn must obey ur go
without his dinner. The corn is tho
world's true wealth, and yet, we nro
within six weeks of starvation overy
year; on c'uo verge of famine regularly
every yenr of our lives. When we recognise tho wonderful goodness of God
in averting that catastrophe during tiio
thousands of years uf man's history
uur daily bread becomes a sacrament;
a beautiful emblem. . And what moro
striking symbol nf Jesus Christ can we
hnve than' this grain in its almost unlimited power tn assuage uur needs?
Christ is the food uf tho world; He
was broken und bruised uud crushed.
And before this grain can bless ua it
must die, and tn bo useful to us it must
bo broken, bruised nnd crushed.
CITY COUNCIL.
The council met at fi o'olock Monday niglit fm' the transaction of business. Pn sunt- Aldermen Oalbick,
Curtis, Keary, Roid, Cunningham, McPhaden, Jaques and Shiles.
Mny.ir Townsond in the chair.
Tlni minutes nf the last meeting
having been road nud adopted tho following
COMMUNICATIONS WliUE REAl)
From John Burns, city scavenger,
uskiug if anyone besides himself is
authorized tu du scavenging work, and
what tho duties uf the city scavenger
ure, and where refuse is in bo disposed
uf. A lung discussion took place nn
this vitally important question, Some
uf the aldermen thought the licensed
man ought to be protected, while
others were against the maintenance
of a monopoly. Reforred to the health
committee.
The report uf the returning ullicer
re railway bonus by-law election was
received uud filed.
From James Eoid, Quesnelle, returning thanks for the invitation to
the exhibition.   Received and filed,
Frum Johu Ohortres, applying for
the appointment of park-keeper, Received and referred tu the park committee.
From Rand Bros., enclosing n plan
of Roynl Avenue nnd Fortesquo street,
stating thnt they would take 8250 for
n strip of laud un Fortesquo street.
On motion tho clerk was instructed to
draw the conveyance and pay the
money for tho lut.
From J. T. Fanning, saying ho had
returned maps and specifications of
the water works, with his report. Received and referred to the water committee.
From the nssistaiit secretary of tho
depnrtment of tho interior, repecting
the request of the council to have tlio
water lots placed under their control,
stating thnt the department hns no
control ovor these lots. On motion
the olerk wus instructed to reply thut
the council wishes to hnve control of
frontages frum high water murk to
deep water.
From T. 0. Atkinson, in regard to
a nuisance ou Elliott street, consisting
cf some horaes belonging to T. F.
Sinclair, boing stabled nenr n dwelling
liouse belunging to James Fraser.
Referred tu the health committee with
power to act.
From T. C. Atkinson, notifying
the council that he hnd been instructed
by Mrs. Brighuusu to apply for payment fnr damage dono her proporty on
Agnes street.   Received and filed.
Frum Hon. E. Dewdney minister of
tho interior, acknowledging with
thanks receipt of invitation tn be present at tho exhibition, and also fur
kindness dune him wheu in the city.
Recoived and filed.
Friini David Murris, applying for
position uf the superintendent of the
water works, enclosing credentials.
Received aud referred tu tho water
committee.
From J. E. Frccse, culling attention
tn the condition of tho drainage on the
street botween his properly and Mra.
Brighouae's.
Aid. Keary said the place was disgracefully dirty and ought to bc attended to. Referred to the board of
works.
From D. A. McDonald asking extension of time on the Clinton street
and Queen's Avenue contracts. Granted.
REPORTS.
Tho board of works reported, recommending the building of sidewalks
on Snncou street. Queens avenue, St.
Andrews street, und through the centre stroet iu St. Andrew's Bt.unre to
Fortesquo street to the North Arm
road; that a survey ho mado of Chirk
son Btreet; that tho Sullivan estate and
Senator Mclnnis hnd been notified to
remove thoir fences off tho said Btreet.
Adopted.
Thu fire aud light committee roported recommending the payment of tho
gas company's bill, nnd that six chemical fire extinguishers be purchased.
Aid. Curtis Baid it waa all nonsense
going int" *»nch uselens expenses, They
lind no money to spend, ns tho financial statement would show when examined.
Aid, Reid said ho thought those fire
extinguishers wero an excellent thing
and some of them ought to bo purchased. If a firo ocourred in fire station No. 1 they would loso all tho contents, several thousand dollars' worth
of material. He thought a littlo money expended in this way was a wise
thing.
Aid. Curtis advocated tho striking
out of tho recommendation to purchnso
tho liro oxtinguishors. If Aid. Roid
was to go on buying thoso things fur
the liro department they would snon
find themselves in a line mess. The
City Hall was insured and that wns
enough without squandering monoy iu
thia wny,
Movod in nmenilinent by Aid. Curtis, seconded by Aid. Calbick, that tho
roport bo adopted after the striking out
of the clauso tu purchnso tlie six extinguishers,   Curried.
Tho park committeo reported that
they had mot on Saturday evening,
but owing to the absence of a complete
financial report no decision as to future
operations on Queens Park was arrived at.   Adopted.
The finance committeo reported recommending the payment of accounts
and the acceptance of Major and Pier-
son's offer to insure the exliibition
building at 1 per cent, fur three yenrs.
Adopted.
Aid. Curtis said tho deed of tho
Wolf property hnd been recoived, and
tho money paid.
Tho wator and sewerage committee
reported thnt they had received Mr.
Fanning** report, and recommended
tho passing of the water commissioners' by-law nnd tho payment of Mr.
Fdiining'a bill of 8100.   Adopted.
Aid. .laques reported that the buard
of works had visited tho North Arm
road, and they had decided that instead of letting it uut by contract they
would hnve it done by davs' work. Report adopted.
UNFINISHED mjSINESS.
Ull motion, tlie railway bonus by-
lnw wits read n third timo by title, nnd
wns on motion passed and directed
sign, sealed nnd published nccording
tu law.
Tho water commissioners' by-law
was mi motion recommitted. Oounoil
went intu committoe of the wholo on
thia by-law, Aid. Calbick iu tho chair.
By-law was read clauso by clause.
An interesting discussion ensued ns
to tliu mantier nf electing the commissioners, Aid. Jaques said that it wns
important thut good men bo selected
nn tlio start na a mistake made thon
might be fatal tu the whulo scheme.
Tho length uf time for which tho com-
missiunei's ought tu be olocred nlso
caused eome discussion. Aid. Cuu-
ilingham nud Slides thought it would
be well tu have, thu by-law ao perfected
that it could bu voted on along with
the eleotion of ihu new council. Tlio
finest water wuika in America wero nt
Ottawa; Ihe, oity had friends thero
wlm would he glad tn givo information
on tlm matter.
Tlie committee ruso and reported
progress; loport adopted.
The stioi-t naming nud numbering
by-law wns laid over.
ACCOUNTS.
J."J". Ruining, §100; Gilloy Bros.,
$8.50; 'A. S. Hnll, 8.15.60; British
Columiiian, §28.02; Bou Marehe, 50c;
G. Tietzen, §40 00; O. T. Goldsmith,
§5.00; Bell-Irving nud Patterson,
§20.85; Queen's Hut!. §500.00; H.
A. Tenasse, §3.00; H, Elliott, §75.00;
Jiiinea Cunningham, §73.84; World
Publishing Co., §4.40; gas company,
§205.40; T. Ovens, §131.70; Acker-
ninn Bros., §5.00; Turner, Beaton &
On., §40.00; Bteamer Rainbow, §1.50.
NEW BUSINESS.
Moved by Aid. Jaques, seconded by
Aid. Calbick, that tho mayor be requested tu telegraph to Sir John A.
Mncdonald, protesting against the construction of a bridgo across tho Frnser
river at tho Mission, with a draw not
less than 100 feet, or with a draw iu
the position propuaed.
Aid. Jnquea spuko at somo length on
tho new Fraser river bridge at the Mission, nnd said tho city ought to take a
firm stand in tho matter and prevent
tho erection of a draw anywhere over
the navigable watora nf the Frasor.
Aid. Reid said thut if the Hon.
John Robson approved the budding of
tho draw, ho ought to bo writton to as
well as the authorities at Ottawa.
Aid. Cunningham said tho manager
of tho 0. P. N. Co. endorsed tho SO
foot span.
Ou motion, tho resolution was
amended, and it was decided to telegraph the Dominion government protesting against the erection of a bridgo
with a drnw of loss than a 100 feet.
Carried ns amended.
Moved by Aid. Keary, seconded by
Aid. Calbick, time §250 be appropriated by this council (out of tho $8,000
allowed for sidewalks), for tho purpose
of extending the sidowalk at Sapperton, from the preaent urchdoaconry to
a point opposite the new hospital; Baid
sidewalk to bo six feot in width, and
that the buard of works bo instructed
to proceed with tho work.   Carried.
Moved by Aid. McPhaden, seconded
by Aid. Shiles, that the board of
works be empowered to employ meu
by day's work to build Melbourne
street and the North Arm road. Carried.
Moved by Aid. Cunningham, seconded by Aid. Reid, that the clerk bo
instructed to communicate with ihe
mayors of Ottawn and otlier cities, ro-
spuctfully requesting thom to kindly
furnish this council with information
as to the mode of electing or appointing water commissioners for the city.
Carried.
Moved by Aid. McPhaden, sooonded
by Aid. Shiles, that the board of
works bo instructed to slope off the
bank on Mr. McPhoiuiy'a lut at tho
request of Mr. McPhecny made to
Aid. McPlinden.   Carried.
On motion of Aid. Oalbick, aeconded by Aid. Jaques, a committeo consisting of the mayor, Aid. Keary and
tho clerk, was appointed to proparo a
programme for the reception uf the
governor-general, nnd report nt next
meeting.
Tlio council went iuto committee of
the wholo on the financial statement,
Aid, Roid iu the chair. Aftor some
consideration of the matter, tho committeo rose and the counoil adjourned.
THE FAST SERVICE.
The Andersons Fail to Arrange for
the Fast Atlantic Steamship Service
And the Canadian Paciiic Railway
Co. will Probably Undertake
the Contract.
Chineso, Capitalists Organize Company to Supply Celestial C'tics
with Electric Light.
Tho Dominion govornmont, after u
full investigation of the recent insult
offorod by Admiral Houengo in forcibly towing n German ship from horan-
chorngo in the harbor of Esquimalt,
have coininunicntod the rcBiilt to tho
British govornmont, censuring Admir-
ul Huneage ns having grossly exceeded
his duty uud being guilty uf a grnvo
misdemeanor, which c.tlls fur reproof.
It is believed in official circles at Ottawa that Hencngo will be immediately rocnlled from command nf tho Pacific squadron, and that, tho British
authorities will nt once order nn apology to tho German government from
Canada.
THE FAST   ATLANTIC   SERVICE.
Ottawa, Oct. 15.—The Dominion
government lias received a cablegram
from tlie Messrs. Anderson, of London, confirming the statement thnt
thoy had found themselves unable tu
fulfill the contract they provisionally
ontered into with tiie government of
Canada tn place n float of fast ocean
steamships, averaging 18 knots per
hour, between Canada nnd England.
Nn reason is assigned, Lho Anderson's
stating that a lull explanation had
been forwarded by mail. Parliament
at its last session voted §500,000 to be
given annually us a subsidy towards
tho establishment nf a fast lino service
to run in ouniiectiuii with the Canadian Pnciiic Bailway, wliich tho Andersons were tu rocoive for their woekly service. In official circles it is stated thnt the CnuaiJiati Pricilie will now
take the matter uu un its own nccount
and place a fleet uf ucean greyhounds
on the Atlantic to run iu connection
wiih its own road and thu Pacific Ocean
steamers plying between British Culumbia and China.
ONE STEV HIGHER.
San Fbanoisco, Oct. 15— J. C.
Stubbs, fm- many years traffic manager
of the Southern Pacific-Co., lias been
tendered and has accepted ihe pusitiou
of second vice-presidont oftho Chicago,
Milwaukee Ss St. Paul Railway.
A FAIR CATOH.
San Fhancisco, Out. 15.—The whaling bark Stamboul arrived frnm Behring Sen this morning with (JOO barrels of oil and 7000 pounds of whalebone.
OHINESE ENTERPRISE.
San Francisco, Oct, 15.—A syndi
cateof Chinese bus been funned in this
city fur the purpose of introducing
electric lighting into the. lnrsre cities of
Chinn. The cum puny expects tu gain
impurtant concessions frnm tho Chineso
government. It is belioved that some
American capital is interested in the
scheme.
coast defence.
San Fkancisco, Oct. 15. —The stem
of the const defense vcBsel wliich is
being built by the Union Iron Works
was auccesafully eaat yestorday. lt
weighs 10,000 pounds.
EDMUND   YATES' CAME.
London, Oot. 15. — Tho reports
about the Prinoe of Wales' health are
wildly exaggerated. To sny hu is in
rugged health wuuld nut be accurate,
but he is, for all practical purposes,
perfectly strong and able to do nearly
na much as he used to do ten years
ago. His leg is much better, and he
can walk and ride a little, nnd lie is
now much more careful us to his diet
und smoking thun formerly. There ia
renlly no cnuae for the alarmist rumors
whicli aro flying about.
THE CHANNEL SQUADRON.
The channel squadron has had a
royal time nt Copenhagen, whero tho
peoplo fairly overwhelmed tho officers
witli their hospitality. On Thursday
all tho admirals and otiicera in command of the ships wero ordered tu
Fredonsburg to dine with the king.
Some little amusement was caused by
the Prince of Wales bringing Princo
Gecrgo beforo Admiral Baird aa a deserter from the Osborne. Tho royalties who went to lunch with Admiral
Baird before inspecting the ship,
seemed to enjoy themselves immensely.
The Arrow and Northumberland wero
tho only ahips honored, nnd moro
amusement was given to the visitors by
the oflicers in their cabins and in photographing them in groups, than in
seeing the marvels in tho ships themselves. The Czar seemed much struck
by the capability of the Arrow, and
worked her ingenious hydraulic machinery and fired a torpedo with his
own hands. She appeurs a wonderful
fighting machine till her guns are fired
with charges used m action, and then
the said ingenious maohinory haa a
playful habit of becoming absolutely
and entiroly useless for the time.
a considerate ultra.
The Emperor William camo to Kiel
on purpose to meet the British fleet,
and gave a grand dunce to tho senior
officers of the licet and attended one
given by the German officers to ours.
He talked almost incessantly with Admiral Trncy, und next dny honored
both his Hug ships, the Arrow nnd
Northumberland, with n lengthy viait.
Tho emperor showed gront consideration for the purses of his junior naval
oflicers in asking that no champagne
or othei expuiioiib .'..Inks should be
issued at iliu smoking meeting held at
tho academy nfter the nfliccrs' dinner.
For himself ho drank nothing but
beer.
after number one.
Zanzibar, E. Africa, Oot. 15.—
Stevens, the bicyclist who, after making a tour of tho world on hia wheel,
was sent to Africa nfter Stanley, hns
returned here, having failed to find
any traoo whatever of tho explorer.
The impression is that Stanley is availing himself of tho large nmount of ivory
that oxiBts in Central Africa.
THE ITALIA SAFE.
New Yojik, Oct. 14.—The steamship Italia, befure roported disabled,
has arrived in tow uf the steamship
('elicit. The Italia had n rough pnssago and broko a shaft, Monday, when
seven hundred miles rust of Salilo Island. Tho shaft was lashed, nnd during the next throe days the vesaol
mndo 300 miles, when alio was picked
up by the Gellert.
A COSTLY  WIlECK.
Ventura, Cal., Oct. 14.—The oil
sohooner Ctesar Brims, of Wan Diego,
E. S. Babcock, jr., owner, loaded here
yestorday with 30,000 gallons of oil.
Sho bruko frnm lior moorings lhis
murning and is now on the beach. She
will probably go to pieces and be a total loss..
jealousy and murder.
San Fhancisco, Oct. 14.—Antonio
L. Mendoza, n barber, about 24 years
of age, shot his young wife, Maggie,
in tho head this forenoon, and mortally wounded her. She hnd run nwny
from him threo times, and had been
living with A. Laraen, who conducts a
well-known family resort, Mendoza
was arrested. From letters found on
his person, it was evident that he had
determined tu kill Larsen and thon
take his own life. The murdered woman died at 1 o'cloclc this afternoon,
and Mendoza was charged with murder.
killed in the desert.
Helena, Mont., Oct. 14.—A dis-
patoh trom Furt Mnginnis, in nurthein
Montana, says tliat a young man
namod Oharles Oarr wns thrown from
hia horse nud killed thin murning, nenr
Lewiflton, Montana, His parents livo
nt St. Louis, Missouri, and hnvo been
informed by telegraph,
A  LEGAL COMBINE.
London, Out, 14 —The curt uf appeals 1ms decided thar, the steamship
combinatinii nr trus: is loyal.
COf-mESPONDE-ICE.
l-iii i'*i, nr Swallow li.
Editor Columbian—Dear Sir: Just
how the judges of sweepstakes (best stallion of any kind) can excuse themselves
for thoir deeisien at the provincial exhibition, I cannot seo. One thing 1 will
say: Mr. Calhoun got n stallion from
Mr. Cameron, nnd I bought nn imported
Clydesdale stallion, four years old,
weight Hlolj lbs., of another pnrty. Mr.
J. 0. Calhoun and I are neighbors. He
nnd I had our stallions at the Delta exhibition, where I got first prize for
draught stallion, H. B. Benson got second, and -I. C. Calhoun got nothing. I
weut on witli my horse (or colt) to the
Westminster exhibition, and got first on
draught again, and Simpson, of Victoria,
got second. Then a new set of judges,
in which Mr. Calhoun nnd Mr. Cninet-on
were included, gavo Mr. Simpson sweep-
stnkes. Those judges did not let us
show the notion of our horses (the judges
of draught stnllions did). Well, I kuow
J. C. C. too well to think he would work
against his horse by building up the reputation of mine.
■ Now, to whom it inny concern, I will
either trot a squnre trot or run my colt
(stallion) ngninst tho Simpson horse one
half mile, and allow Simpson 20 yards,
oa the Now Westminater or Victoria
track, for from §100 to S500 a aide. If
tho Simpson parties wish choice of trnckB,
they onu have it by putting up §100 for
it in Samuel Clny's or any other good
man's hands, ana I .will cover it and as
much more as they may choose to name,
provided they give me two or threo
weeks' time after putting up tho money.
Surely pulling, trotting and running
are tho tliree principal uses we havo for
horses, and how judgea can give sweep-
stakes to the poorest horse of nil tliree,
is whnt I cannot find out. Had there
been somo high priced stallion, either
trotter or runner, and had the judges
given him tho prize, I would have said,
just right; for, if I understand the meaning of best stallion of nny kind, it should
be given to the most valuuble. Now, my
horse ia over two yenra younger than
Simpson's, yet I am ready to back mine,
as I say. Messrs. Editors Columbian,
if you will find room in your paper for
this you will oblige mu very much.
Wm. Goudv..
Ladner's Landing, Oct. Sth, 18811.
(Victoria papers please copy.)
Onr Lnle Annual iHct'llii;:.
Editor Columbian.—Sir; An apt writer hus said, "Thore is a tide in tho nf-
fnirs of men, which tnken at the Hood,
flows ou to fortune." And, sir, thero
never was u time in the royal city's
somewhnt eventful history, when her
citizens stood so high in the estimation
of tho district and province, as during
the celebration of onr annual exhibition.
Their visitors wero uno nnd nil enthusiastic at the heartiuesa of their recaption,
at the munificent liberality which had
devised such excellent accommodation,
and with tho great variety of amusements which had been provided for their
entertainment, and by spontaneous consent many of tlio leading farmers nnd
manufacturers of the district decided,
that a fitting recognition of New Westminister's laudable enterprise would bo
the inauguration of a district agricultural and nrt association, which Bhould
hold an annual exhibition in the Queen's
pnrk; but which should in no sense intrench upon the rights or prerogatives of
the provincial, hut which, on the contrary, should work in union with it, and
thus perpetuate the mutual respect which
should characterize onch section of the province Had the gentlemen who nssumed
to be the exponents of public opinion at
our annual meeting, displayed but a
modicum of courtesy and moderation, wo
might, iu addition to the provincial, in
Victoria, have had a district show in the
Queen's park, New Westminster, which
might have as far excelled our late show,
as did that un, of its predocesaora.
Tliat New Wcatminster should have
laahcd herself into such nn inexcusable
state of phrensy was a painful mortification to her truest friends, but, perhaps,
Mr. Editor, we ought in charity to conclude that there muat havo been more
truth than poetry in the oft repeated
surmise, that the flaunting of the red
flag, and tho donning of war paint on
that occasion, was simply a littlo side
show at tho closo of tho exhibition got
up in tho especial interests of the many
budding and blooming politicians of tho
city and district. Unfortunately, however, the royal eity allowod herself to
assume the unenviable pusitiou of sponsor, and has, in consequence, sustained a
blot upon her escutcheon which time
alone can efface.      JOHN .Kirkland,
Hazel Grove, Oct. 12tu,18S9.
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Tlie conveyance to he mode on horseback or on fool, atthe option of the contractor.
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(From Daily Columbian, Oct. 9.)
Tho borliors of Vancouvor havo
formed a union.
The dock laborers strike at Vancouver is still on, mid there is no im
mediate prnspcct uf a settlement.
The str. Dunsmuir cleared this
morning fur Nanaimo with an average
general cargo and a few passengeis.
Two car loads cf cattlo arrived from
the interior tu-day and wero unloaded
at the C. P. N. docks. The animals
are iu splendid condition.
The scr. Gladys brought down a
very heavy freight and a largo number
of passengers. This morning, on
leaving for Oliilliwaok, she had a full
freight and passonger list.
Hubson & Co., the salmon packers,
will build another cannery un tho
northern coast. Operations will be
commenced early next soason so that
the establishment may bo in full working order boforo tho canning season
commences.
'.V. H. Vianen is preparing three
carloads of salt salmon for shipment tu
Montreal. This will be tho largest
export of barrelled salmon evor made to
the east from British Columbia, and is
another proof that the market for every
branch of our fishing industry is constantly developing.
Notwithstanding the unsettled state
of tlie weather, building operations aro
proceeding as extensively as ever, and
the in of saw and hammer is unceasing "rum daylight till dark. More
than a hundred houses are still in
couni of erection, and should the
weather hold line a large number more
will be commenced.
The Fairhaven Southern Railroad
sun eyors passed through Blaine on
their way north Saturday. We un-
dentiud they are camped at Hall's
prairie, whero they have commenced
the permanent survey south, so when
they come down into Blaino again we
can toll just where the line will be
built— JS'ainc Journal.
The Louise will take down 01 head
of cattle for Victoria to-morrow morning. The Irving arrived this afternoon and after discharging cargo anu
passengers went down to the North
Arm to bring up S000 cases of salmon.
The Yosemite arrived to-day for a load
of salmon. Sho went up river to Laid-
law's cannery where she shipped part
of her cargo.
If a man doesn't mind such a trifle
us a brick bat landing on his head, or
a big dab of moist mortar variegating
the monotonous sable of his broadcloth, or several chips of stone and
limo down the back of his neck, of
■course he will not notice that n scaffolding is sorely needed at the Bushby
block whereby thoso souvenirs nf the
building could be reserved for a purpose more befitting the noble scionce
of architecture.
Campbell creek, on tho Canadian
side of the boundary, near Blaine, is
the favorite trout fishing and Balmon
spearing resort for our American cousins who havo nothing so good in fishing grounds near at hand. People on
the Canadian side complain that this
fine river is being fished out by the
Americans poachers, and they think
that if the taking of fish from Canadian streams by foreigners is illegal a
stop should be put tn it at once.
Tho Nanaimo Free Press thinks its
own ciiy should havo its turn of the
provincial fair. It says: "An attempt
is now being mado to make the provincial exhibition a permanency at
New Westminster. Such action would
not be fair to the othor portions of tho
province, and hints loudly of monopoly. If it is to be a provincial exhibition it should be provincial in character, and that it could not be if it was
established permanently on eithor
mainland or island."
Tho value of advertising in a journal read by the masses is best proved
by the results obtained. Ou Saturday
the Globo Houso inserted an advertisement in The Columbian announcing tlio opening on Tuosday (yesterday) of new fall millinery, The opon-
ing t iok place as announced, and out
of tbo six dozen trimmed hats and
bonnets placed on display, less than a
doze i remained unsold when dosing
time arrived lust evening. The value
of this advertisement can easily bo
perceived from these results.
Mr. J. Leiiniy was in town again
yesterday. He has entirely changed
hiB opinion about the park bylaw upon
tho uiattor being explained to him, and
will now give it liis vote and hearty
support, Referring to tho benefits
that grounds suitable fur sports nnd
races confer upon a placo, he instanced
New Westminster wliich has recently
expended about 825,000 for a purpose
similar to that wliich is the object of
the park bylaw, and which in two days
last week had more than that sum expended in it by the visitors whom the
sports attracted to tho city.— JVeics.
Mr. Luin'oy, of Enderby, who has
interested himself vory actively in the
pronwt*' . f the Shuswap and Okanagan Biiii .'ay, says that work will commence in'--.i spring, and that he hns
■ assurances i n very goud authority that
financial arrangements havo boon made
- for the successful floating of the
scheme. Crops never were better
than they were this season, and wheat,
which i» all threshed, is avenging as
high as 55 and 00 bushels to tho acre.
It was a drier season than usual, and
oats are a littlo light as a consequence.
Wheat is selling for a cent a pound at
the Enderl-v Mills,—JVeit's,
Nine men ore reported as deserters
from the flagship Bellerophon and one
from the Riding regiment stationed at
Halifax.
Continued heavy rains tho last few
days have had tho effect of releasing
more rocks from the face oftho Cham-
plain stroet cliff, Quebec, and somo
pieces have come down since Saturday
niglit.
The E'i.lierli's.
The run of sockeyo salmon is still
surprisingly large. The fish aro still
making thoir way up tho river and
thero seems to have beon no diminution in numbers during the past four
weeks. When the run wili end is a
question that the oldest fisherman un
the river will not venture to answer.
The cohoes are slightly increasing in
numbers and the average to-day was
60 to a shift. Spring salmon are very
scarce, while salmon trout are fairly
plentiful. The number of bunts fishing at present is nut great, as only a
few canneries are packing and the outsido demand is light.
More Stiliis t» Lnml lumlicr.
Tho American barquentinu, William
Kenton, will arrive in tho river in
about a week, should the weather bold
fine. The Renton is from San Franoisoo and will take on a lull cm-go of
rough and dressed lumber from the
Royal City Planing Mills fur Adelaide, Australia. Arrangements have
boen completed whereby another largo
ship will probably arrive hero and
load a little later than the Ronton.
The mills havo beon running night
and day for some time past, and the
arrival of these ships will necessitate
still more doublo pressure work on the
staff at the mills. The lumber trade
with Australia is assuming very respectable proportions ond Westminster
is naturally feeling, and will more and
more feel, the benefit of bucIi a vast
market as the island continent presents.
Lord Stanley's lEvtienlliiit.
The reception of Lord Stanley uf
Preston, governor general uf Canada,
on his coming visit to Westminstor, is
one of the many matters of importance
that will occupy public attention during the present month. The city council will take the matter in hand at an
early date, and it is quite probable a
public meeting will be called to allow
the citizens to determine what the nature of the reception to his excellency
will be. Among the arrangements already decided on is an address of welcome, to be publicly presented, a visit
to the canneries and the saw mills and
a drive around the city. It is probable a couple of arches, adorned with
legends of welcome, will also be erected, while a royal salute by the artillery
will precede the presentation of the
address of welcome. Mayor Town-
send will invite Admiral Hencage to
send up a portion of the fleet to assist
in the reception, and it is hoped the
request will be complied.
 ^—. .	
Good News.
In a letter addressed to Mr. B.
Douglas, presidont of the Westminster
Southern Railwny, Mr. Nelson Bennett writes as follows: "I have had a
copy sent me, by some kind friend, of
The Bkitisii Columbian dated Sept.
21st '89. 1 also hope to get the next
issue, which would be Monday 23rd,
as that has the continuation of tlio report I refer to. 1 am glad to see The
Colombian investigating the niatter
for itself, as that is tho proper way to
get at the true inwardness of the business. Since I last saw yuu I have beon
actively engaged in the interest of tho
New Westminster Southern as well as
tho American line, and have every assurance uf the completion speedily of
tho entiro line, with a very encouraging outlook fur even moro railroad
connections than I promised tho Westminster people. We shall continue to
work through tho winter as long as
tho weather will permit us to do so,
whicli we hope will be continuous."
Unrrlson Uut Springs Nolcs.
The str. Mountain Belle, in charge
of Capt. Holman, is finding lots of occupation at present convoying hunting
parties to and from different parts of
the lake. Grouso and other gamo is
plentiful, and many hunters havo met
with very satisfactory success.
Harrison river and lako are both
higher at present than they havo ever
been knuwn to be at this season uf
the year. The high water is due to
tho heavy rains that have fallen iu the
mountains during the past month.
The Bienna deposits recently brought
under the control of a local syndicate
will not bo developed till next spring.
The sienna is found in seven different
shades, ranging from light red to dark
brown. Several bouses at the springs
have been painted with it, and lhe results obtained are highly satisfactory.
The owners of the claim fool cut uu
thoy have a fortuno in it.
At Agassiz station work has been
commenced on a large building which
will be stocked with full lines of general merchandise by Mr. Chas. Ink-
man. The farmers are pleased with
tho prospect of being able to purchase
their supplies closo at hand.
Work has beon commenced on the
model farm grounds, u large number
of teams being employed breaking and
stumping. The buildings will be commenced early next spring, and operations generally will be actively prosecuted.
Forced lu Viihioo»c.
Mr. Billy Devine, woll known to
the officers of justice as a chronic
drunk, beat, vag and hard ticket,
stood up in front of his honor to-day
in the police court. "Same old oom-
plaint, William?" queired his honor,
"Yes, plazo ye anner," replied Billy
penitently, fixing his bleary eyes on
thu heavy frown bristling on the broad
forehead of Cunstablo Smith, and
twirling tho remains of his hat nervously. "Sure, its sick I wuz yer wur-
ship, an' I tuk a small drop for me
health's Bake, ki I did." "For your
health, oh?" said Iub honor smilingly
and incredulously, "And what was the
nnturo'of your illness?" "Och I dunno,
but I think it wuz mc stutninick, yer
'aimer's 'anner,'' "Well, William, Boo
ing that yuu don't lu ik well, ai d just
reminding you that the next time will
be rather serious for you, I'll give you
a woek to go to work or got out of the
city, how's that?" "Be jabers, I'm
thinkin' yo're kindly yer 'anner, and I'll
do better, you bet."
William was pathetically explaining
to the polico officers at tho station this
afternoon, while claiming an old bandanna handkerchief and some other
property, the fearful, narrow escape
lie had had of getting the d. t.'s in
their worst form. "Bo the powors,
gintlemin," said he, "I shuk alover
loilto wan av thun shiveriu' monkeys
thiin Oitalian organ grinders has, an'
it seemed to me ns if electricity or
somethin' o' that kind wuz a jumpin'
and rippin' the vory sowl out av ino
body." "Hoots mun, that wis tho d.
t.'B comin' on," said Officer Smith.
"Wuz it? well thin if it wuz only
comin' un, in thu name nv sufferin'
Cyrus phut must it bo goin' off?"
.tn K'Eij.iyal.lc Evening.
The lecturo last niglit by Mr. Ben-
guugh in Herring's opera house was a
success, thut is, if success depends
upon tho number of tho nudionce, aud
the fact that the major part wont away
woll satisfied. Mr. Bengough has an
easy, off hand stngo presence .that at
onco puts tho audience at easo and
raises their anticipations to the highest
point. When the lecturer stepped forward last night only a few seats in the
rear of tho hall were vacant; all other
parts of tho house were failed by an intelligent and attentive audience. Tho
substance nf tho lecture ia that Mr.
Bengough tells his hearers that he was
once culled upon to supply the places
of a number uf distinguished peoplo
who wero to appear at a charity entertainment, and he then goes ahead and
shows how he did it. His impressions
of such famous people as Joseph Murphy, Whitney Mockridge, Sol. Smith
Russell, Mrs. Scott-Siddons and Mark
Twain are capital. The anecdotes
with whicli the lecturo is diversified
are humorous and inimitably told. Interspersed with tho acting and speaking are the cartoons of local celebritios.
The lecturer fairly astounded his audience by the fidelity of tho portraits
which he rapidly sketched on large
sheets of brown-tinted paper. The
leoture on the "dude" was keenly appreciated by the audience and provoked screams of merriment. The
representation of the two Irish political orators, one from tho south and
the other from the north of Ireland,
was considered by many the best piece
of the ovening. The imitations of the
woolly brogue of Tipperary and tho
rough "burr" of Ulster were perfect.
The recitation of the piece by Whit-
comb-Riley wos received with every
evidence of delight; and the humorous Btory by Mark Twain did what
most stories by that gentleman usually
do, mado the audience laugh con-
Btimedly. At the conclusion Mr. Bengough said he had not had timo to
gather a portfolio of local notabilities,
but that as ho intended ta repeat tho
lecture Thursday evening he could
promise a big budget of royal city
phizes. Tho cartoons drawn during
the entertainment were aold by auction
and fetched good prices.
Police Court.
(Before T. C. Atkinson, P. M.)
Jas. Miller charged with au infraction of tho liquor license by-law of
1880. The chiof of polico sworo positively that the liquor belonged to Miller, and that he hud seen him serving in
tho booth on several occasions aud
know that he had taken out a licenso
for thu booth. John Cambridge,
sworn, said ho was employed iu the
booth as a servant at $4 a day and
board. A lively legal sparring match
took place at this point betweon the
counsel, Messrs. McColl and Russoll
as to whothor Miller, the accused,
should bo produced in court; Miller
was eventually called. After a good
doal of damaging evidenco Cambridge
in answer to Air. Russell's question as
to how ho know that the liquor, given
by Miller to ihoso who culled for it,
was whiskey or ginger alo, said he had
a bottle of rye whiskey in his pocket
and ho gavo it tu Millor who poured
out some and sold it over tho counter.
Mr. Russell (defence) admitted that
this was oonolusive evidence. The
liquor was aold nt 15 cents a glass.
Peoplo who wanted whiskey winked
to the bur-tender ur asked fur "lemonade witli a stick in it." Mr. Robson, city clerk gavo evidonco to the
effect that Miller had offered to pay
handsomely for a license to sell liquor
mi the fair grounds. This uf course
was refused. Mr. McColl aBked his
honor nut tu impose imprisonment
and to mako the tine moderate.
Mr. Russell made a very humorous
defence and called attention to the
stato of tho weather at the time the
offence was committed; the peoplo wanted the liquor, nnd this young man
had laudably endeavored to cater to
their wants. (Laughtor.) Being tho
first offence his honor said ho would
deal as leniently with tho case as tho
law would allow. Fined $S0 and
costs. A week was allowed in which
tu pay tho tine.
Personal.
E. A. Wadhams and Miss Wadhams,
of Ladners, aro in tho city.
Guests at tho Queen's: J. D. McCormick, G. D. Kelly, Seattle; Jas.
Oampboll and wifo, San Diego, Cal.;
John Ross, II. Boll-Irving, R. Mc-
Ginnis, Vancouver; E. H. Tallmadge,
Toronto.
Guests at the Colonial: T. N. Gra-
holm, Nanaimo: A. Ferguson, Elgin;
P. H. Gullings, T. Watorhpuse, (I.
Kane, Vancouvor; E. A. Morris,
Viotoria; M. G, Mallocky, Hamilton,
Ont.; Mrs. J. W. Bengough, Toronto;
Jos. M. McDonald, Mit3 McDonald,
Mrs Grey, Chilliwack; J. A. McDonald, Agassiz.
(From Dvtly Golmiliiai,, Del. 10.)
Another new drug nture is being
opened at tlm corner of Douglas aud
Culumbia streets.
The salmon run was liglit again last
night. Nothing brilliant is expected
from the cohoe run this year.
The Louise left for Victoria thia
morning with 01 head of cattlo, 100
boles of hay and 400 pkgs of sundries.
Threo thousand cases of canned
saliuun weru brought up trom the North
Arm to-day for shipment Oast over the
C. P. R.
Tiie steamor Yusemito luaciod 12,-
000 cases uf salmon at various canneries on the river last uight and left for
Viotoria this murning.
Tho str. Irving left for Chilliwack
this morning with a largo load of goneral merchandise, 20,000 feet uf lumber and a large number uf passengers.
There was not a single caso boforo
tho police court.- this morning, whicli
fact together with Constable Smith's
bad cold, did not odd to thu cheerfulness of tho lockup.
Wild goeso and ducks have been
flying ovor tho city in immenso flocks
fur several nights. Duck shooting is
said to bo excellent now at Mud Bay
and en tlie Pitt River flats.
Tho steamer Gladys arrived this
afternoon from Chilliwhack with a
heavy cargo of farm produce, oats,
hay and potatoes. Sho ulso had o
number of passengers and about thirty
brace of grouse and ducks.
A telegram from Kamloops, received
last niglit, says the Colonist of yesterday, announces the doath of Mr. I'J.
VV. Jones', proprietor of the Grand
Pacific Hutel. The deceased was one
of the oldest pioneers of the province.
The barometer points towards clearing weather, and Captain Peele thinks
tho Indian summer which is noarly
due, is lingering closo nt hand. A few
weeks fine weather would be a great
boon to'builders and contractors in
general.
Tho medical superintendent of tho
provincial asylum acknowledges with
thanks tho receipt of 6 boxes of apples
from Mr. Samuel Robertson, of Langley, and threo boxes of apples from
Chester Chadsey, of Sumas, for the
patients.
A favorite pastime of the boys just
now is the killing of birds which gather
in large numbers wherever a mountain
ash tree is to be found. Slings are
used to b.iug down tho little birds, and
somo of the boys are certain shots. The
practice is a cruel one and should bo
put down.
Our Victoria despatches the other
day stated that all the carpenters of
that city were on strike, demanding
that nine hours should constitute a
day's work. The demand has been
quietly accoded to by tho contractors,
and now all tho building trades in
Victorio work on tho nine hour system.
Tho lumber for tho now sidowalk on
the eaat sido of Mary street, between
Columbia and Agnes Btreets, has been
laid down, and work on it will begin
to-morrow. A sidowalk between Royal Avenue and Pelham stroet, on Mary
street, is badly wanted, and the board
of works should see that it is laid before tho cold weather sots in.
Nanaimo is entitled to the Island
exhibition, says the Free Press, and if
her people will bo unanimous and enterprising it will certainly become an
accomplished fact, otherwiso Victoria
will swallow the plum, stono and all.
Let the "black diamond city' emulate
tho example of tho royal city and prove
itself not only tho mu3t suitable place
for the island exhibition, but most
worthy of it.
The cargo brought down yeaterday
by the steamer Irving was one of the
largest of the season. It consisted of
238 sacks of potatoes, 387 bales hay,
218 sacks grain, 131 sacks grain and
115 pkgs. sundries, Freight has accumulated so rapidly of lato that the
large sheds of the C. P. N. Oj., ore
completely blocked, nnd it is with difficulty storage room can bo found for
the cargoes of arriving steamers.
Now that the sidewalk on Agnes
streot has been so highly raised, tho
short cut across lots from Mary streot,
is practically shut oil'. Several cows
whuso custom it wos to ubo this by
path, wero noted chewing their cuds
near the obstruction, and nn doubt
blessing the bonrd of works in bovino
strong language. A few wooden step3
would be deeply appreciated by that
port of the public which now daily endangers its nock by climbing on to the
sidewalk.
Having exhausted the "pigs in tlio
clover" puzzlo, and such liglit summer
amusoniont, and the "season" at James
Bay not having yet opened, our
friends at the capital are making the
dull hours spin round with suoh diversions us the following, if wo aro to believo tho Times: "An oyster eating
match has heen arranged tu take placo
nt tho Wellington hotel ii week from
Monday. There nro four contestants
and each man is to open his own oysters, tho slowest man to stand all expenses and poy for a now hot for each
othor." Groat minds must unbend
uucosiouallv, otc, ci.,;.
A UlstlnaulHlied lijiHlern .lou.-itallnl.
Wo had the pleosuro this morning
ota call from Mr. 0. Blackett Robin
son, of Toronto, publisher and editor
of the Canada Presbyterian and of tho
woll nnd favorably known high class
Canadian journal, The Week Mr.
Robinson is on a Pacific coast tour of
pleasuro and businoss combined, The
business consists principally iu furthering tho interests in this provinco of tho
two splendid publications mentioned
above, and Mr. Robinson has mot with
much encouragement in this work in
Victoria and Vancouver, whero he has
been for tho last woek or two. Mr.
Robinson arrived in tho city last night
by the 8 o'clock train from Vancouvor, and will remain for tho rest of tho
weok at least.
V. ill, 0. A. Sates.
The regular monthly meetin? of the
association was hold in tho parlor last
evening, and was by far the most interesting meeting held for some time.
A very able and practical paper was
rend by Mr. F. W. Winn, subjoct,
"Committees aud tlieir responsibilities," which waa heartily endorsed by
all present. On noxt Wednesday
evoning a members reception will be
held in the rooms by tho T. P. S. E.,
of Olivet Baptist churoh.
Tlie I'lnnl Jlnlcli*
At a meeting of tho lacrosso club,
held last night, it was deoided to play
the final game of tho season with tho
Vancouvor club on Saturday week,
providing the latter agreo that tho
match is to be for the Albambl'a cup,
and also that tho cup be on tho field,
to bo takon away by the victors. Under
theso conditions tho mulch will be
played, but under no others. Vancouver lias won 3 games and lost tho
same number; Westminster lias won
and lost 2 games, consequently tho
percentage uf both clubs is equal. A
final game to decide wliich club is on-
titled to tho championship and the
cup, should be played, and if Vancouver agrees to the conditions proposed tho question will be oasily settled.
A Fine Collection.
Mr. Wm. Hall, of Sumas, an old
and respected pioneer, and one of the
most accomplished taxidermists in the
country, was in the city yesterday
visiting his many olil friends. He had
ou exhibition at tho late provincial
fair a handsomo caso of stuffed birds
and animals, probably the most complete collection over seen in tho province. Tho birds numbered 88 dis-
titict species. Tho wholo were arranged on a miniature mountain, the
birds perched on trees and rocks, and
the animals peeping from caves on the
hillside. Tho wholo collection was
admired by oil who inspected it, and
it wos pronounced by experts to be
ono of the fineat things they hod over
seen. The caso and its contentB hos
been purchosed from Mr. Hall at a
figure suitablo to its worth.
llie Buuilmriliucnt llnilcd,
Mayor Townsend has ordered a suspension of the heavy blasting in removing stumps and rocks on the Pelham street contract, and just in time,
for the inhabitants of the neighborhood had to flee from their homes yesterday in terror for their lives. A rogular siege by tho Russian fleet that
frightened the Victorians out ef their
boots o few years ngo, could not hove
carried more dismay with it. Tho
noon-day blast yesterday waa accompanied by the usual shower of stumps
and rocks, wliich scattered in all directions, doing considerable damage, Mr.
A. Charleson's parlor windows wero
broken in, while a large fragment nf o
root crushed through the front door of
R. J. Riokman's houso. Most fortunately, no uno was hurt by the bombardment, the inmates having tnken
refuge in flight before the blast was
exploded. When theso casualties were
reported to Mayor Townsend lie immediately ordered that heavy blasting
be stopped, ond ihe contractors have
been notified lu tliat effect. The rocks
and Btumps ou Pelham stroot aro very
large, anil the contractors claim that
they cannot bo removed except by
heavy blasts. This may bo su, but
the lives and property uf thu peoplo
of that locality aro worthy aa much
consideration as tho convenience of
tho contractors.
l'ollllcal Kales.
A requisition to ex-Mayor Dickinson, asking him to allow lumsilf to be
nominated as a candidole for election
to the provincial parliament, tu fill tlie
vacancy now existing, was prepared
this morning, and token round for signatures this aftornoon. Tho paper i*
reported to havo boen vory favorably
recoived, nnd it is expected that when
complote and handed lo Mr.
Dickinson its dimensions will be so
gonerous as to induce him to accept
tho nomination.
Mr. E. A. Jenns is in the field to
Btay, and he will contest the election
to the end. Hia requisition paper is
largely signed, nnd contains many
names ef-undeniable influence, which
will have considerable weight ou the
result of the election. He is confident
of success, and is conducting his canvass in that spirit.
Aid. Cunningham is quite cheerful
respecting bis prospects fur eleotion
when lho decisive day arrives, Ho
has the support of some uf Hie must
poworful nnnier, in the city, who have
promised to voto and work fur him tu
the end. This powerful backing is a
long step towards victory, and conse-
quently ho feels easy on the BCoro of
final results. Ho is making a preliminary canvass among his friends preparatory to opuniiig o br.iak campaign,
offer themsi lvea fur election ia nut
known, but it in no* oxpeotod the present number will bo increased. If it
is, any forecast of the results uf tho
election would bo mere guess work.
I. 0. Ct. T.
Opening ef Hid Annual Session of tite
l.rnnil Lodge nt Victoria.
Tlio annual session of the Grand
Lodgo, I. O. O. F., of British Columbia, opened in tho hall of Porseveranco
Lodgo, No, 1, Victoria, Tuesday afternoon, Worthy Chiof Templar McGillivray presiding,, and the following delegates being present: D. McGillivray,
G. C. T., Chilliwhack; S. Goudgo, G.
Coun., Naniiimo; S. F. Holt, G, S. I.
T., Victoria; 0. S. Keith, (J. Soc,
Westminster; S. M. Hull, Q. V. T,,
Victoria; Rev. C. il. Tate, G. Chap.,
Maple Ridge; W. Losee, G. ^.Victoria; W. E. Johnson, G. Sent.; A. J.
Clyde, G.Messr.;L. T. Bowman, J.
Hustie, W. E. Loaoe, A. Booth, E. M.
Campbell, W. Babcock, Mamie Gilley,
S. E. Bateman, J. Sluggit, J. Mindell,
R. Smith, A. Secord, H. Meyer, W.
C. Loye, W. L. Pakluy, J. M. Dutal,
J. S. Benson, F. Charming, .1. H.
Ashwell, Julia Clark, Mrs. T. W.
Hall, W. H. Rowling, W. J. Breud-
with, Mnry Jenkins, C. Lnyd, W. L.
Livingstone, A. R. Carrington, Miss
Beckett, O. Bryant, O. Muir, Mr. and
Mrs. Caldwell, Angus Bell, T. W.
Pearson, A. J. Clyde, J. A. Wood.
The reports uf the grand chief templar and grand secretary wero read
and referred to the proper committee,
and the repurts uf the grand treasurer,
grand superintendent of Juvenile
Templars, and delegates to the Right
Worthy Grand Linigo, wero read and
referred to the proper committee.
The roports show the order iu the
province to be in a very nourishing
condition, there having been five new
lodges organized since the la*t. session
of the Grand Lndgo. The finances are
in a satisfactory condition, a good balance being tu the credit of tho lodge.
Tho grand chief templar answered
several questions regarding tho working of thu order, and tho Grand Lodge
adjourned, and wure entertained by '
the moiiibei's nf Porseveranco Lodge,
No. 1.
Pi'i-simal.
Mayor-General Twigge, 11. E., is in
the city.
T. F. Sinclair, uf Port, Haney, was
in the city today.
J. C. MoL.igini uf tho Vanoouver
World, is in tbe city.
Wm. Hall, nf SumaB, whu has been
iu the city for somo days, left for home
this illuming.
H. Harvey, agent of Mr. Frederick
Villiers, tho fatuous artist of the London Graphic, is at tho Queen's.
John Dyke, resident agent of the
Dominion department of agriculture,
at Liverpool, arrived in the eity to-day
ou a short visit.
Guests at the Oolonial: Lee Anderson, Kamloops; H. F. Page, Amherst,
N. S.; Jas. McDonald and wife, Miss
McDonald, Oliilliwaok; J. 0. McDonald, Agassiz; A. W. Draper, Vanoouver.
H. F. Clinton arrivod from Victoria
last evening. Ho comes os Mr. F. G.
Walker's representative to open a
branch law office in thiB city. Mr.
Clinton resided in Westminster a few
years ago. He is au old Oxford man,
a capital cricketer and an enthusiastic
athlete.
Guesta at tho Queen's: L. W. Johnson, St. John, N. B.; H. K. Duncan,
Montreal; G. A. Blanchard, Spokane
Falls, Wash.; H. Harvey, Jno. Rankin; J. C. McLagan, Vancouver; G.
F. J. Ottera.ii, San Franoisco; H. F.
Clinton, D. McMillan, Viotoria; Thos.
White, Blaine, Geneml Twigge, England. 	
"lijus ij ine Pollute!!."
One of the largest and most valuable
Indian Potlatohos or "Give away for
100 per cont. return" will take place
at Fort Rupert, near tho northern end
of this Island about Christmas Day.
Tho polhitch, will ho given by Captain
Jim, an aged Indian, who is known
ftorn ons end of the province to the
otiior. The ;.:-:ieles tu be lent will
comprise 0,600 blankets, 800 pairs
ailver bvacel t*. (Indian moke,) 40
large oaiiiiea, uiul niuck-a-muek galore,
in all valued nt 810,000. For ihi»
$10,000 Captain Jim, according to
native-custom (ill receive within two
years $20,000. Our modem shylooks
will ho gruel: v,itli envy to seo an Indian boating them out, of sight at their
own game. Tliu putlatch will embrace
nineteen trib -., residing between Quo-
liuiini mul Fort Rupert. This will
mako tho hundredth potlatch Captain
Jim iins «iu-'.', and hn intends it to
eclipse ali former rffnrts in that line,
and judging fiom the value and quantity uf the articles tube "donated" wo
should tv-.'' ii was (he biggest on record.
The centurion hero uf the potlatch
is about Hu years uf age, uf line physique ond speaks English .with remarkable fluency, In the early days
of tho settlement of this Island, the
authoritiei deemed it necessary to
bombord the Fort Rupert Indian village (ihe nm I* has esooped the memory of lln writer,) ond Oaptain Jim,
whu Was th -v n lifted and valorous
war chief, wns taken as hostage Several thousand Indians will nu duubt
take part in this Indian feast. A law
has beon passed hy the Dominion parliament putting a stop to tbeso "pot-
iotolios," but the old Indians do not
understand this infringment uu what
thoy justly consider their hereditary
rights. The practice, we admit, is pernicious in tlio extreme, but its suppression should be gradual, so that
with tbo presont elder generation of
Indians tho feast, should die uut. It
is well lu prevent tliu yuuug Indians
continuing the practice, but thoso who
have looked upuu ii as a life lung duty
should 'in- ,i,iu,*eii tu continue it, until
they ai leoataro gathered to tbe happy
hunting grounds, ine greatest curse
is the liquor that is taken to these
potlatches by depraved and hardened
whito men, but this tho authorities by
a littlo energy could readily prevent.
-Free Press,
 ...	
Tho genoral Methodist board of
missions mot nt London, Ont. Tho
financial report showed a decrease of
income uf $4,000, and ill expenditure
an increase uf $10,000. The following scale of appropriations was adoptod: Married ininia'nrs in towna nnd
cities, §000; in Manitoba, 8000; ill
Newfoundland, $800; in British Columbia and on the Pacific coast, (II,-
000; in tho other provinces, $700.
The scale fur single, ordained or un-
ordaiued ministers, iu British Columbia and uu the Pacific coast i. $000 and
$550. VOLUME 34.
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WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B* C„ OCTOBER 16, 1889.
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NO. 42.
WEEKLY UiHITISH COLUMBIAN
Wednesday Morning, Ort. 10, 1880.
(From Daily Columbian, Oct. 11.)
No police court this morning.
Oohoes averaged 50 tothe boat last
night, and sockeyes considerably more.
The Gladys left this morning for
Chilliwack with a large quantity of
freight and some passengers.
The str. Rainbow cleared this morning for Viotoria with a good average
cargo and a number of passengers.
The steamor Irving, due from up
river points to-day, will not arrive iu
port till to-morrow, having been detained by an extra heavy down trip
frieght.
The str. Rithet arrived from Victoria last night, loaded 8,000 cases of
salmon ot various canneries on the
river and left on the return trip this
morning.
There aro still somo persons in the
oity who are not registered os voters
on the provincial list. All suoh persons can have their names attached to
the list by applying to the government
agent.
The investigation into the charge
mado against Chief of Police Stewart,
of Vancouver, was commenced yesterday before Mr. Justice Drake. This
is the first of a list of charges against
every member of the Vancouver police
force.
Geo. Flux, the big drummer of tho
Salvation Army in this city, has oskod
us to contradict the Trnthial (?) Horn
which appeared the othor day, insinuating that he (the drummer) had been
undor tho influence of the wrong kind
of "spirits."
Thore would be no serious damage
done to tho water front by hauling
out a lot of thoso old, slimy, rotten
piles that ore altogether too frequent at
thot point. Some old sheds, which
have not been used for yeors, ond ore
in an advanced stage of dilapidation,
could also be removed without spoiling the beauty of the surrounding locality.
Work on tho Surrey dyko will be
commenced with a large force of men
on Monday next, and if fine weather
favors operations will be pushed os
rapidly os men and teams can do the
work. The completion of several subcontracts on the Westminster Southern throws a large numbor of laborers
out of employment, and theso will be
furnished work on the dyko if they so
desire.
The barque O. C. Funk, whioh
loaded lumber at the Royal City Mills
and sailed a few weeks ago for Melbourne, put into San Francisco yesterday for repairs occosioned by the
blowing away of her sails, and the
breaking of the casting of her pump
during a heavy gale whioh she encountered a few days previous. As soon
as the necessary repairs are completed
she will proceed on her voyage.
Blllc Match Arranged.
It hos been fully decided by the N.
W. Rifle Associotion to accept the
challenge of the Vancouvor association
to shoot a match at tho latter city on
Saturday, 26th inst. The preliminaries
were arranged by Mr. A. F. Cotton
whilo in Vancouver j jsterday. A
meeting will be held early next woek
to choose a team, but it is certain several of our crack shots will not bo able
togo ovor. The annual banquet of
the Vancouvor association will be held
on the evening of tho match and an invitation to tho members of tho visiting
teom has been extended.
The -rtinniplonslilp Mad-to.
The Vancuuver lacrosse club has
proved itself both plucky and fair-
minded. Declining tu claim honors
not justly entitled to, the club at a
meeting last night, decided to challenge the Westminster club to play a
final match on Saturday week for tho
championship of the prflvince and the
Alhambracup. The Vancouver team
will go into practice at once, and
when the day of the great matoh arrives
they will tako tho field as fit for play
as hard work nnd careful training can
make them. That the challenge will be
accepted is already decided, and it is
now tho duty of the royal city men to
settle down to hard and steady practico till the date of the matoh, when
victory again will perch on the banner
of Westminster.
Thieving Indians.
Tho chiof of police received information this morning from Vancouver
that the Indians who stele a bundle
of blankets from some other Indians
down nt the swamp some time ago,
were hooding for Westminster. The
depredotors were lost soen nt Hastings
proceeding in the direotion of Westminstor. Tho chief immediately dispatched all his available forces, among
thom constable Billy, the groat Siwash
detective, to intercept tho thieves, ond
disposed them so os to guard oil approaches to the eity. At loBt accounts
no captures hod been mado, but tho
constables are confident of capturing
their men.
The Medals.
Tho medals won by the lacrosse and
foot bnll players, which are being
manufactured by Mr. F. Crakj, will
bo completed to-morrow and placed
on display in his show window. The
medals are very handsome indoed, and
should be inspected by all who tako an
intorest in tho victorios of our athletes.
The public presentation of the medals
will tako place somo ovening next week,
when the publio should turn out en
masse and do honor to the winners. It
is suggested that the medals should
not be presented till after the final
laorosse match of the season, on Saturday week, and this suggbslion may
beodupted*
A&notllKli t'mtiiert.
A mooting of a large number of
ladies and gentlemen, interested in arranging for a Scottish concert, to bo
given on St. Andrew's night, wos held
last night, and tho preliminaries successfully arranged. The concert will
bo purely Scottish in faot and in sentiment, and in thoso who will bo solect-
od to assist in tho programme thore
will not bo ono but who is nblo to do
loyal justico to tho "Land of tho
mountain nnd the flood." Evory item
on tho programmo will bo Scottish,
songs, music, readings and recitations,
and it is hardly necessary tn add that
Buch a treat will nut fail   to  draw to-
fothor for ono niglit at least, tho niein-
ers of every Scottish elan and family
resident in tho royol city.
Emulating Westminster.
Vancouver is waking up to the gigantic strides bring made by WestminBter, which, in spite of everything said
to tho contrary, is gradually leaving
her more pompored and petted sister
on Burrard Inlet, behind. A spirit of
ronewod enterprise showed itself at
the mooting held ot Vancouver last
night to discusB the pork by-law, whicli
was voted on to-doy. Speaking of the
meeting the Vancouver News Bays:
"The meeting held last night to take
steps for getting a good attendance of
voters at the polls to-day was well attended, and much enthusiasm prevailed. While thoso present felt Bure of
a victory to-day, it was not the unanimous decision that nothing should be
left undone to roll up a large majority
for the by-law and show the opponents
of the measure and the half-hearted
frionds who ore worso than open opponents that the people of Vancouver
are not willing that the citizons of
Westminster should leave them behind in the raco of progress."
BENGOUGH'S FUN.
n. H. 8. Icarus.
The Times of Wednesday says: H.
M. S. Champion and Acorn arrived in
Esquimalt lost evoning about five
o'clock. The Icarus was left behind
to recover an anchor and cable which
was slipped and went to the bottom,
Two divers from the Amphion will
endeavor to locate it and when recovered the vessel will start for Esquimalt, and is expected to arrive this
evening. The mishap to the Icorus
has not been attended, it is thought,
with any serious consequences. It iB
believed that besides losing a portion
of her false keel and some copper
sheathing no other damage was sus-
t.ined, and the vessol at no time made
any water. The particular rook on
which tho Icarus got temporarily fast,
was luckily a flat rock, Going on at
7 o'elook Sunday evening, at high
water, the Icorus loy on the rock,
bow en, till noon on Monday, when at
low tide the weight of the stern
was sufficient for the bow to
slip off into safe water. A report of
the damage will be made by divers,
and if deemed advisable the vessel will
go into the dry dock for repoirs. An
investigotion will be held to ascertain
who is responsible for her going
oshore.
 . m  .
1.0. O.T.
Tho session of the grand lodge was
continued Wednesday, the morning
and afternoon meetings being token
up with regular routine business. The
eleotion of the executive officers wns
held in the evening, with the following result:—
G.C.T., D. McGillivray (re-elected),
Peerless Lodge.
G. V. T., Sister Charming, Van,
couver Lodge.
G. C, Job. Hostie, Persovoranco
Lodge.
G. Secy., S. Gough, Onward Lodge.
G. S. J. T., Sister M. Jenkins, Triumph Lodge.
G. Treos., W. E. Losee, Perseverance Lodge.
G. Chap. Rev. Bryant, New Era
Lodge.
G. M., W. E. Johnston, Harmony
Lodge'.
P. G. 0. T., Rev. Wood, Kamloops
Lodgo.
Bro. D. McGillivray was oleoted representative to the Right Worthy
Grand Lodgo, and Sister M. Jenkins
alternative'.
Bro. Sweet was elected Deputy R.
W. G. T.
Aftor adjournment, the delegates
woro sociably entertained by Porseveranco Lodge, a pleasant hour beiug
spent in dismissing refreshments, and
listening to vocal and instrumental
music, etc.
Tho G. 0. T. G. T. ond G. Trees,
submitted their reports, wliich showed
a very favorable condition of the workings of the order throughout the provinco. The numbor of lodges up to
the Slst of July was 20; total member,
ship 028, an increase over last year of
172. The next annual session will
tnku place lit Nauaiuio, in September,
1889.
'"'" Paul; of Toronto block and
adjacent buildings in Winnipeg wero
damaged by lire Thursday night. The
principal losers are the Bonk of Toronto and J. M. Bathwell. Loss, $10,-
000; insurance, $6,000.
About six o'olock yesterday morning
the town of Lindsay, Out., was startled by lho explosion of a boiler in
John Dovoy's shingle mill. The en-
inoer, John Poles, was tho only person on the premises ot the time. Ho
wos killed.
Wm. Loader, Patrick Shoady and
Wm. Turnbull, jr., threo young mon,
were found guilty, at Guelph, Out.,
indooont nssnult upon Elizabeth
Richardson and weru sentenced tu two
years imprisonment, oach to receivo
thirty lushes during hia term. Two
of them ore married.
Another Evening or l.riiiilii.' Amusement wllh the Cartoonist.
The greet Bengough renewed his
"grip" upon the hearts of his Westminster friends last night at the opera
liouse. The audience was a truly representative one, and it was good to
note that Westminster hos plenty of
appreciation for brain even if it doesn't
come in the guise of a "nigger" min-
strol show or a circus. All the Beats
in the reserved division were, with a
few exceptions, full and the floor of
the house, although not quite so comfortably filled as ou Tuesday evening,
contained a very respectable number.
It is most unfortunate that tho presenco of what are vulgarly known as
"hoodlums" cannot be prevented oven
at our most reclierche affairs. They
seem to get in by smoothing down a
little of their roughness at the ticket
office, and later develop oil the ruffianly instincts of their naturo in the gal-
lory. It seems quite time that West,
initiator should copy the example of
eastern cities and post a stalwart policeman on guard at the gallery, and upon
the commencement of any disturbance
he could warn the offenders, and the
offence being repeated, effectually quell
the nuisance by conducting the rowdy
outside and leaving him there. A
party of young men who evidently
thought they had purchased along with
their tickets of admission, a right
to trample upon decency and
order, not only annoyed the lecturer
so that ho was forced on one occasion
to resort to the forlorn hope of addressing the gallery by saying, "that
gentleman will find more room outside
for whistling," but completely spoiled
the enjoyment of many in the audience who have, unfortunately for
them, been accustomed to the drawing
room quiet of English and eastern
opera houses. Mr. Bengough's entrance was greeted with hear.y applause. He did not stop long to parley, but, in tho language of the street,
"went right to work" on a sketch.
This caricature was a fairly well done
potroit of a well known druggist, not
unconnected with "the stage."
Throughout the lecture, which was
Bcorcely "up" to that of Tuesday evening, the audience wos kept in great
good humor by anecdotes, impersonations of prominent actors ond aotresaes,
songsand scraps of sympathetic philosophy. Mr. Bengough aptly portrayed the
strange tribe known as "funny men,"
the comic writer, the caricaturist and
the comedian. In his opinion, the
tragedian is much funnier than all the
others together. He gave some exceedingly comical and clever imitations of tragedian stage behavior to
prove thi>, The burlesque on the
Italian opera singer taking leave of his
sweetheart was irresistibly funny and
sent the audience into peals of
laughter. The cartoons of prominent
local men were uniformly good, seme
rising into the domain of real and
striking likenesses. The last ono
drawn, that of, as the talented lecturer soid, "the biggest politician of them
all" threw the audience into the greatest merriment. Ab might have been
expected Mr, Bengough's pencil had
not heen idle at the political meeting
of Wednesday evening, ond many of
tho reproductions of that memorable
event were intensely appreciated. At
the auction sale of the pictures thot
of the "biggost politician" was knocked down at tliree dollars, The lecture
concluded about 10:30 o'clock nnd
the audience went away, feoling, as
for as could be conjectured by a study
of faces, thoroughly well pleased with
the entertainment.
Personal.
F. F. Raitt, of Delta, gave us a coll
this morning.
P.M. Griswold, of Now York, is
registered nt the Colonial.
W. Wolfenden returned from Victoria this  afternoon, via  Vanoouver.
Wm. Downie, assistant superintendent C.P.R., wns in tho city this afternoon.   .
Dr. A. E. Edgar, of Toronto, arrived
to-day, and is the guest of the Rev,
J. H. White.
J. W. Bengough and wifo left for
Kamloops to-day by tlio Atlantic express. A number of friends were ot
tho station to seo them off.
Hov. J. H. Whito returned to-doy
from a six weeks visit tu his old home
in Ontario. Ho returns greatly bone-
fitted by tho rest and chango.
Guosts at the Colonial: F. M. Griswold, New York: M. Olsen, Portland;
U. Logan, Jns. Bntcs, John Munn,
Vnncouvor; Mrs. W. Whiteside, Mrs.
C. Whiteside, Surrey Contro.
Dr. Walker, a graduate of Edinburgh Medical Cullego, has decided to
settle in Nosv Westminster, He has
rented thu residenco of Mr. Rand nnd
will commence practice next weok.
Cnpt. E. S. Sooullar returned to-day
from an oxtended visit tn Now York,
Boston, Montreal and other eastern
cities. Ho returns much pleased with
his trip and looking considerably tliu
bettet fur it.
Children Cry for {Pitcher's Castoria.
The lust numbor of tho Doiimii'oii
Illustrated has several features of interest, including a number of good
views of tho canoo moot nt Stovo Island, some further illustrations of tho
Quebec catastrophe, portraits uf Deputy Minister Burgess, and uf Sergeant
Hall and Private Burns, prize winnors
at thn D. R. A. match, and a tolling
feature in Millet's style, the Hay Har-
vost. Tho publishers aunouueo a
serial Btory on the Upper Canadian
Kobollioti for tho 12th inst. and ensuing weeks. The Dominion Illustrated
is published by tho Dominion lllus-
troted Publishing Company, Mr. G.
E. Dosbarats, managing-director. Subscription, §£ Address: 73 St. .James
street, Montreal.
(From Daily Columbian, Oet. 12.)
Cuhues averaged a trifle over 50 to
the boat last night.
The barque Theobald is loading anthracite coal at Port Moody for San
Francisco.
The park bylaw was carried at Vancouver yesterday by a majority of 111.
Only 345 votoB were polled.
The new bridge between Sea Island
and the North Ami is completed, and
work on the bridge betweon Lulu and
Sea Islands ia progressing rapidly.
Henry Bolie, alias Frenehy, an old
offender, appeared before the police
magistrate this morning on a charge of
vagrancy, and was sentenced to two
months in gaol with hard labor.
Wm. Porrie, the man who disappeared from Vancouver a few dayB
ago has not been hoard of since. Thero
is a rumor that he was seen wandering
iu the vicinity of Burnaby Lake.
The atr. Princess Louise loft this
morning for Victoria. She had ou
board 11 hurses, 3 car leads of Hour
ond a large quantity of farm produce,
Her passenger list wos well filled.
The Central Hotel is to be fitted up
with a system of hot water pipes. The
first floor will be the only one bo supplied, but it is expected that this will
be sufficient to heat the whole building.
Foreman Forrest's gang has been
clearing the cross walks ot the lower
end of Columbia street. Only those
who are acquainted with the pathways
in their original condition can properly
appreciate the change.
The application of the Canadian Pacific to bridge the Fraser River at tho
Mission wilh an 80-foot draw, came
before the railway committee at Ottawa yesterday. The decision of the
committee was reserved.
That fence behind the Queen's Hotel, on Clement street, has been erected. Instead of a railing, a close board
fence has been put up, and now the
public that travels thot way can do bo
without danger of a broken neck.
It ia said that the vocalion at the
Methodist church has suffered slightly
from dampness. The instrument is
very delicately constructed and the
reeds and pipes are easily affected by
even slight variations of temperature.
Governor Moresby received a telephone mesBage at noon to-day, from
Judge Drake, at Vancouver, to send
over his books by a guard at once.
Mr. Moresby would not trust the
book to anyone, but took them over
himaelf.
The barometer is falling, according to
the weather department, and more
moisture is expected at no remote date.
Taking the average of correct guesses
made, this news is encouraging after
the wet weather that has characterized
the past week or so.
The direotors of the Royal Colum
bian Hospital acknowledge with thanks
the receipt of a box of apples and a
box of pears from Mr. Clarence De-
Beck for the patients. They also ao,
knowledge the receipt of two lorge
bouquets each week during tho summer from Mr. P. Latham.
Mr. Thomas Cunningham laid on
onr table this morning holf a dozen
clusters of grapes, including tho Concord, Brighton and Rogers hybrid varieties. They were all grown in his
gardens on Pelham street, and ore as
fine fruit, both in size, color ond
flavor, as we have seen this year.
The steamer Irving arrived this af-
ternoon with on exceptionally heavy
cargo consisting of 10 hesd of cattle,
2 horses, a number of hogs, 180 sacks
of oats, 250 boles ot hay, 100 boxes
apples, 100 socks potatoes and a large
quantity of other form produce. She
also hod the average number of passen
gers.
Tho committee on sports oro being
charged with mismanagement, but the
chargo is not a just one. What they
ought to have done in.tho first placo
wos to hove demanded the prize money
paid ovor before the gomes began.
Thon thore would have boen no grumbling from the athletes, the public and
tho committoe themselves.
The large, new standard loaned by
Mr. L. F. Bonson for the decoration
of tho exhibition building, wos returned to him with several holes in it and
the edges frayed. The committee in
charge of this port of tho exhibition
evidently allowed their zeal for the
success of the show to flag, to hove
permitted this unseemly occurrence to
happen.
Mayor Townsond looks favorably on
the suggestion of Tiiu Columbian that
the medals won by our athletes bo publicly presented by tho lady mayoress,
assisted by other ladies. His worship
is ready to coll tlio meeting as soon us
tho recipients of tho medals nro ready
to fix a time and placo fur the presentation. Tlio citizons of Westminster
will givo the winnors a bumper houso
on this occasion.
At tho mooting of tho Hyack Fire
Company last night it wob decided that
60 per cont. of the celebration appropriation should bo placed to tho credit
of the company ond the balanco divided equally among tho members of the
tliree teams that competed in tho racos.
Out uf tho company's portion tho sum
of $37.50, expenses incurred by tho
team, is to be paid. This is considered u satisfactory settlement of the
mattor.
Two lino works of art havo beon
placed in tho parlor of the Y.M.C.A.
Ono of these is o large photographic
group of all the secretaries of the association lately in convention at Vancouvor. Tho photograph was taken in
Victoria and is a pioee of fino ortistio
work. Tlio otlier is a view of the proposed new Y. M. C. A. building, at
tho corner uf Church and Columbia
streets. The drawing is tho work of
Messrs. Clow Ss Macluro, architects,
and needless to say, is a most creditable piece of drawing. The room,
with the addition of thoso two fino
pictures, is beginning to look very
attractive.
The Bujn-ii-lor"- fit Worll.
Tho noble army of "Injunctors"
have produced a mosterpeice* of argument in the shape of a burlesque on
the Southern Railway agreement.
For general stupidity and weakness in argument the pan'-''let
is o genuine success. Tho iuti . ..
of tho production is really to mislead people who are not thoroughly posted on the question, hut
its many misrepresentations and palpable absurdities will prevent it having
the slightest weight with any reasonably intelligent person.
 ...	
TERRIBLY MANGLED.
A Ittixgngcnuin Gets tils Ham! Crushed
to Pieces.
This ofternoon about 2:50 o'clock, us
some cars were being shunted on the
track near the depot, a baggageman,
named William Gibson, lately attached
to the train staff, stopped forward to
couple two cars which wero coming together. It waa supposed that he
placed his hand, accidentally, on the
outside of the coupler, for as tho cars
crashed together, it wos crushed ond
mangled in a horrible manner. The
unfortunate man was placed in a buggy
and driven to Dr. Fogan's residence.
The hand was so badly fractured, that,
should it not bo amputated, it will
never be of much service to its owner.
Unsuccessful Operations.
It is learned on excellent authority
that the boring operations being conducted by the C. P. R. at Vancouvor,
in search of coal, natural gns, or anything of value they muy como across,
have been rewarded with no finds of
value up to dote, but, of course, there
is no telling the moment a rich strike
may be made. The strictest secrecy
is being observed regarding tho results
of the boring, and it is considered a
foregone conclusion that the C. P. R.
intends to get the lion's share of any
benefits arising from discoveries made.
It is tho opinion of certain experts that
the company are conducting thoir boring operations on the wrong side of the
peninsular.
 . . .	
Fishing Enterprise.
Now thot the salmon fishing season
is drawing to an ond, Mr. W. H.
Vianen is looking for new fields of
labor for his boats, in order to keep up
the supply of freah fish on Ihe market,
Two boots have been aent over to
Plumper's Pass to fish for cod, halibut
and other deep sea fish, and they are
meeting with good success. Another
boat hos been placed on Howe Sound
to catch smelts and herring, and lastly
a large lugger has been sent north to
prospect for oyster beds. If a large
bed is found sufficiently near at hand
to make working profitable, tho morket
will be kept constantly supplied with
bivalves during the season. The pros
pecters have instructions to make an
extensive cruiso and overlook no likely
ground, and it is hoped the results of
their excursion will be satisfactory.
 m. ——
A slew Literary Clnb.
A literary club was formed
the lost night, by a party of
five young gentlemen. The club
will be known os the "Westiuin
ster Literary Club," and will meet once
a week to discuss all kinds of subjects.
Last night a president and secretary
wore appointed and n subject chosen
for uext meeting. Each meeting will
be presided over by a critic, who will
not only perform the functions uf
regular chairman, but be the Cato on
everything dono by the members pros
ent. It may not be uninteresting to
Btate that the subject chosen for next
week's debate iB in this form, "Resolved, that novel reading ia productive of mure good than harm." It has
ofton been remarked as a singular
thing that in a city like Westminster,
possessing as it does so many bright,
intelligent young fellows, no organiza-
of this kind has evor flourished strong
ly. Thia was rather a stigma upon the
oity's name, but it now has a guod
chance of being permanently removed,
British Columbia Abroud.
Copt. E. S. Sooullar, who returned
yesterday from an extended visit to the
principal cities uf the east, informed a
representative of The Columbian to-
dny that he found the provinco greatly
talked about in the cast, and that tho
muveineiit towards British Cnliunbia
is rapidly oxtending. While in Toronto he paid frequent visits to the industrial fair and was pleased to note
that tho British Columbia exhibit attracted mure general attention than
any otlier. The fanners, particularly,
seemed never tired of inspecting the
field produce, roots, etc., and they
wore generally much surprised with
the sizo and excellonce nf the display.
Tlie fruit exhibit of Mr. Thus. Cunningham was considered wonderful,
even by the most extensive horticulturists of the Niagara district, the
great fruit growing seotion of the east.
They all admitted that thoy could not
approach the British Culumbia productions. Every section of the pro-
vinco sending exhibits to the exhibition was accorded fair play, and thero
was no attempt made to boom one city
ovor another. Mr. Coldwoll, who was
in chargo of tho exhibit, did tho work
woll and faithfully.
 ...	
The Absorbing Topic.
Anyone strolling down Columbia
streot this afternoon could not but observe that something of more than ordinary importance was on the tapis.
Small knots of oitizens, gathered hero
and thoro, wero to bo seon engaged in
animated discussion. In uno or two
instances citizens woro trying to collect
a crowd by commencing o loud harangue, accompanied by wild and frnn-
tio gestures, but this sort of argument
failed to du anything moro than create
unbounded amusement. Tlie subject
under discussion was the Southern
Railway bonus bylaw, whioh is to be
voted on Munday. From the expressions of opinion, publicly and privately
given, the successful passage of the bylaw seems to bo plaeud beyond doubt.
Apart from those who have steadily
opposed the progress of the city, with
slight variations, no strong movement
againBt the bylaw was discernible,"and
tho opinion was freely expressed "that
the railway scheme will bo found fully
as popular with the large majority of
ratepayers as it was a year ago. All
the largest property owners, merchants
and manufacturers have doolared themselves in favor of tho bylaw, and these
are the men who will boar tho burden
of the incumbrance. On tho whole,
public feeling is gonerally in favor of
the bylaw, and its success ut the polls
is acknowledged to be placed beyond
the question of a doubt.
SUBURBAN KOTES.
A Glance nt Sapperton and Her Improve
menls.
This morning a reporter of The
Colombian took a walk to the suburb of Sapperton, to give a reportorial
squint at things in general out that
way. As is alreody knowu Sapperton is tho quintessence of quiet repose,
and tho reporter did not care to break
it by announcing his presence, and
putting the inhabitants to the trouble
and expense of decorating their housoi.
The morning was fine and of the orthodox incense-breathing variety,
which sends tho sanguinaiy iluids
jumping through oven a cantankerous
repoiter'a veins. In the gardens along
the way tho diamond dewdrop could
be observed nestling in the bosom of
the cabbage, and the festive robin
damaging tho point of Iub bill, trying
to peck an entrance to the inner
economy of tho lonely russet up in the
top branches. Sumo hypercritical
and ultra fastidious "bloated aristocrats" from the city have, ot various
times, expressed their opinion of the
sidewalks at Sapperton in language
more vigorous than elegant. They took
exception to the slant of the sidewalks,
claiming that it was a " beastly nuisance,
ye know," to walk one leg shorter than
the other. And it never occurred
to thom that the sidewalk a little
further on slanted the oppos.te way,
and thus beautifully provided for the
alternate lengthening and shortening
of both legs. On tlie same rule that
two negatives make au affirmative, two
slopes naturally enough must make a
level. Raising his hat reverentially to
the noble and "impoging statter" to
that noble discoverer, w'ich his name
it was Julius Casaar, nearly opposite
the main gate of the penitentiary, on
the opposite side of the road, and
which was built in the form of a broken
down chimney Btalk so as to be emblematical of the tact that earthly
greatness only ends in smoke, the pen
wielder walked on. The extensions
and additions to the Brunette saw
milla have not yet begun, but will be got
under way at an early dote. That
such extensions are needed by the
mills, is easily understood by taking a
glance at the yards surrounding the
buildings. The Koyol Columbian
Hospital can be seen on turning the
corner, peeping out among tho tree:.
A closer examination shows the structure in an advanced state and rapidly
nearing completion. When finished
there will bo few prettier buildings in
tho city than the hospital. A number
of new dwellings are in course oi erection at various places throughout the
village. The all prevading Chinaman
is here, too, and his "shack" con bo
picked out, with the eyes shut, tor
various olfactory reasons, truly Mongolian iu ther pungent vigor. While
going off into soaring poetic thoughts
over the littlo church, shaded by its
protecting cedars, lhe scribe wns rudely
jerked bock to mundane matters by
tripping up nn a protruding nail m the
sidewalk. This incident, it is painful
to note, was provocative of le-s poetry
than plain talk, both about the nail
ond those who look after the sidewalks.
Warden McBride's new house is nearly
finished and as has been remarked
more than onco before cumbines elegance with generous dimensions, The
situation is fine and commands a splendid view of the Fraser valley. Mr.
Keary's fine residence in tho ravino
may be called finished nnd will be
occupied in a few days. A goud many
places nlnng the road were noted which
need filling, oa they have sunk in
many cases into ugly holes which make
buggy riding morn a penance than a
pleasure. The large rocks scattered
alung near the sidewalk un the slope
leading down tu the railwny track,
liavo beon very effectually broken up,
and will no doubt bo removed in a
short time. Tlieir absence will improve the appearance uf tliat locality
considerably. The Siwashes hnve taken
np their abode at, tlie old stand again.
Eveiy evidonco of the luck whioh attended their efforts atthe fishing this
year is present in the form of now
blankets, now clothing, new canoes,
guns, camp furniture, and everything
that maketh glad the Siwash heart.
Judge und Mrs. Bolo havo returned
from the capital.
Geo. L. Sohetky left town thiB
aftornoon on a fow days' shooting trip.
W. H. Ladner, M.P.P., returned
from Ashcroft yesterday, and left for
homo this morning.
Judgo Wooten, of Metlakahtla, is in
the city visiting his friends. lie returns north on the next Bteamer.
Hon. E. R. Onlies, member of the
Nova Scotia legislative council, is
dead, aged 75. The deceased was a
native of Digby, N. S.. boing the son
f n U. E. loyalist. He waa a merchant; was returned to tho house of
commons for Digby in 1874, but the
same year was appointed to the legislative ccuncil. Ho was a liberal in
polities. VOMTM*! 3-1.
Weekly British Columbian
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, OCTOBER 16, 18S9.
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HO. 42.
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Wednesday Morning, Oct. 10, 1880.
The times have changed, and it is
Westminster that is giving the   cue
to her sister cities, in tho mutter of
how to get up and run an   exhibition, at any rate.    Both the "phenomenal'- city and the  "sad" oity,
and even  the burgh of "black diamonds," aro   literally feverish just
now about holding some sort of un
exliibtion at as early u dato as possible, and gonorai stimulation of the
producing  and   manufacturing  in
dustries of   the   province   appears
likely to hi: tho result of the royal
city's splondid and successful effort
to hold a reaUy first-class provincial
exhibition.      If   such    is    to   be
the result, wo  are  sure that   the
good   peoplo  of Westminster will
not grudge  tho  energy,  time  and
money   which   they   expended   in
starting the renaissance.    Virtue is
its own reward, they say; but the
substantial   advantages  whioh uro
accruing and will accrue to this city
from leading the way in this matter
in such a royal manner will constitute u very satisfactory supplement
to the moro intangible premium of a
complaisant conscience.    Not only
has tho fair famo of tlio city and
province been appreciably extended
and given u fresh cout of paint with
staying colors, but the  royal city
has taken a great stride, which must
be opportunely and judiciously followed up, towards establishing those
close and  cordial  commercial   nnd
social relations with her immediate
environment especially, the banner
district of the province, wliich naturally ought to and must subsist, and
which will rosult  in almost incalculable benefit and advantage to both.
We  have demonstrated,  too, what
before only awaited the clinching
cotivinciveness of an actual demonstration, that, of all  places in the
province, Westminster is the location where can best bo held a really
successful exposition of the resources,
products, and industries of the province, nnd thus tho very best foundation has been established for the
success of future exhibitions in this
city of a provincial scope.   As we
have intimated, tho three other principal cities of the province are beginning to bo agitated about holding exhibitions sooner or later.    Wo
are glad to seo this awakening interest  in  so  important a matter,
and wish our sister cities each and
all the utmost measure of success
obtainable.   We cannot forget, however, that a provincial exhibition is
to be held in this city again next
year  and  that it must bo made a
much greater affair—more provincial   in   every   sense — than  the
exhibition held the other day, of
which the  royal city is so justly
prouds    Everything  is  propitious
for n super-grand provincial exposition in the royal city next year, but
it will   depend   greatly, as in tho
past, upon tho citizens theiuselvss.
All the more municipal and government aid we can get the better, but
these things are not to be depended
on.   An  oarly start, too, will  be
half the battle, convincing people
near and far that we mean business
and giving them lots of time to prepare for the exhibition.   We must
not rest upon our laurels just because we have clone pretty well this
year, more especially as several of
our amiable sister cities are warming
up on this question.
ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT
Entered into this tenth day of September, 1889.
Between the Corporation of the City of
New Westminster, hereinafter called
the Corporation, of tho first part, and
The New Westminster Southorn Railway Company, a body corporate having
its head office at the suid City of New
Westminster, hereinafter called the
Company, of the second part.
WHEREAS, by an Act of the Legislative Assembly of tlie Province of British
Columbia, passed in the fiftieth year of
the reign of Her Majesty Qucon Victoria,
chapter thirty-six, and hy a certain other
Act of the said Legislative Assembly
passed in the fifty-second year of the
reign of her Majesty, chapter thirty-six,
known as tho New YVestminatcr Southern
Railway Co. Amendment Act, the Company was incorporated for tho purposo of
constructing,   equipping  and operating
tho   lino   of   vnflwnv   unci i-iHiav   weivli-o
therein mentioned.
Anu v.iiKKi.As, tlie Compnny has commenced and im now prosecuting the construction ot its suid line of railway.
And whereas, Nelson Bennett and
others of Tacoma, in Washington Territory, have represented to tlie Company
that they arc constructing a line of railway from some point in Washington Territory near the southerly terminus of tho
Company's lino of railway, to Portland,
Seattle or Tacoma, so as to connect tlie
said lino of railway now under construction by thom with a transcontinental
lino of railway before the seventeenth
day of July, 1892.
And WhekkAS, tho said Nolson Bennett and others have offered to completo
tho construction and equipment of the
Company's lino of railway and other
works, and to procure tho same to bc
.   i    •■»   .1 _  —i-i ii c „„:t	
connoetcd with the said line of railway
now under construction by them, and
thorcaftcr to maintain and operate both
tho said lines of railway and othor works
upon curtain terms and conditions contained in the proposed agreement hereinafter mentioned.
And whkrkas, it is expedient that the
Corporation should aid tho Company to
secure the construction, maintenance and
6peration of its said line of railway and
other works in tho manner provided for
by the said proposed agreement.
And WHEREAS, the said proposed
agreement is in the words aud figures
following, that is to say:
Articles of Agreement made and entered into this day of
iu the year of our Lord one thousand
eight hundred and eighty-nine;
iJK'nVEENTheNew.Westminster Southern
Hallway Company, u body corporate,
having its head oiiice at the City of
Kew Westminster in the Province of
British Columbia, hereinafter called
the Corporation, of the first part, aud
Nelson Bennet of Tacoma in Washington Territory in the United Btates
of America, who is hereinafter called
tlio Contractor, of the second part:
Witness that the Corporation heroby
covenants aud agrees with the Contractor and the Contractor for himself,
lib heirs, executors and administrators, covenants aud agrees with the
Corporation in manner following, that
is to sav:
lat. The Contractor shall forthwith
after the execution of these presents commence construction under tliis contract nf
the line of railway authorized to he constructed liy the Corporation by its act of
incorporation from the South Bank of the
Fraser River to the Boundary Line of
the United States and the extension
thereof hereinafter mentioned and there-
after prosecute the construction thereof
and complete the same ou or before the
first day of July, one thousand eight
hundred and ninety.
2nd. The said line of Railway including the said extension shall be constructed in the most substantial and
workmanlike manner according to proper
plans and specifications with all the
graduation masonry and other work including the track-laying and back-filling
aud ballasting of the same, the erection
of all necessary stations, roundhouses,
machine-shops, turn-tables, water stations, ditches and all other auxiliary
works necessary for a completed railway
of tho first class, and as provided for by
these presents.
3rd. The Contractor shall be entitled
to receive from the Corporation Twenty
thousand dollars ($20,000) of its first
mortgago fifty year six per cent, gold
bonds per lineal mile of the main track
of the said railway and also the bonus
of §150,000.00 mentioned in a certain agreement heretofore entered iuto between the Corporation and the Council of
the Corporation of the said city of New
Westminster, bearing date the 10th day
of September, 18S9, which is made a
part of this contract, all of whicli shall
be payable to tlie Contractor at suoh
time or times and in such manner as he
may prefer, but so as that he shall not
be entitled to receive more than tlie
value of the work contracted to be done
as it progresses as the same shall be certified to by an Eugineer or Engineers to
be mutually agreed upon and in case
they cannot agree by an Engineer to be
appointed by the said city and another
by tbe contractor or in case they cannot
agree they shall appoint a third and the
certificate of any two of the Baid three
shall lie final.
4th. Ab soon as the lines of railway
intended to be provided for by these presents shall have been completed and provision Bhall have been made to the satisfaction of the contractor for the payment
to him of a further bonus of (§100,000.00)
One hundred thousand dollars, lie shall
proceed to construct a railway and free
traflic bridge over the Fraser River within the old limits of the said city, or between the Glen stream and Lulu Island,
and thereafter maintain the same in
good repair, the said bonus shall be payable upon the completion of the said
bridge.
5th. Until tho construction of the said
bridge au efficient steam ferry suitable
for transferring cars freight and passengers across the said river shall be provided and operated from the junction of
the railway with the south bank of the
said river to the opposite bank thereof
within the old limits of the said city and
the said Hue of railway shall bc constructed from that point to and upon the lands
agreed to be provided by tho said city
for such purpose as mentioned in the said
agreement and the line of railway shall
not be deemed to be completed unless
and until the said ferry and extension
Rhall have been constructed, Provided,
however, that the Contractor may commence in good faith the erection of said
bridge within six months from the date
of this agreement aud continue the same
to its completion ond then the said ferry
may not be built. Provided further that
the Contractor shall within four mouths
from the execution of these presents
have siguificd to the Corporation his
election bo to do.
6th. The Contractor shall upon the
completion and equipment of the said
lino of railway be entitled to receive any
residue which may then remain undelivered or unpaid of the said bonds and
bonus ulso the capital stock of the Corporation (except as hereinafter provided)
aud all other benefits mentioned in the
said agreement between the Corporation
and the City of New Westminstor including tho real estato therein mentioned
upon the execution by tlie Corporation
of a bond or agreement to tho Corporation of the City of New Westminater for
securing the maintenance and operation
forever thereafter of the said line
of railway of tho Corporation and
the benefit of its operation in connection with the line or lines of
railway contemplated to be conneoted
therewith between the terminus thereof
and nn Aiyiprifnii trnnd'On-nM-nnntal line
of railway according to the terms of
these presents.
7th, It is agroed that the Contractor shall construct a lino of railway
from the terminus of the line of the Corporation to connect with a trans-continental lino of railway by means of an
existing charter or otherwise procure the
construction of such other line of railway
within four years from tho seventeenth
day of July, ono thousand eight hundred
aud eighty-eight and so as that the same
shall be fully constructed to Bollingham
Bay on or beforo the first day of July,
one thousand eight hundred and ninety,
and that an equal portion of the residue
of tho said railway shall be fully constructed within each other year thereof unless unavoidably delayed, in
which case tho time ' sho.11 ho extended to such furthor tune only
as may be reasonably necessary because of suoh unavoidable delay and
that after the completion of thn said
lines of railway hereinbefore provided for
the name shall bo thereafter operated in
connection with the line of the Corpora-
i tion and in  an adequato and  efficient
manner and the Contractor shall do all
things necessary for the carrying into
effect of this agreement,
8th. Tho head quarters of the rolling
stock including round houses, blacksmith,
machine and repair shops for the whole
Hue ot the Corporation amply sufficient
for the repairs of the said rolling stock
shall be erected within the limits of the
City of New Westminster on Lulu
Island whero the Baid works shall
forever bo maintained in good repair and shall have continuously employed therein a sufficient number of
men to efficiently operate the samo at
all times and no discrimination shall bo
made against the said city in freight
rates or passenger tarift' over the said
lines of railway either to or from the
eity, aud all connections with the Canadian Pacific Railway and other railways
entering tho said city shall bo made at
the aforesaid city where all transfers of
cars, freight and passengers shall bo
made. Provided that the location and
maintenance of the headquarters hereinbefore referred to shall bo construed to
mean the permanent location and maintenance of said headquarters. The temporary headquarters for construction purposes may bu upon the South side of tho
Fraser River upon suitable grounds to
provided by the corporation for that
purpose.
Oth. All railways wliich may hereafter bc constructed South of the Fraser
River for tho purpose of runniug into the
City of NewWestminster shall have tlie
right of passage on the said ferry and
ovor the said bridge for their rolling
stack upon fair and reasonable terms.
lOtli. The Contractor shall have the
exclusive right to uso the'line of the
Corporation Whilo it is under construction for his own use and benefit.
Ilth. The contractor shall not bo entitled to any of the benefits to be received by him upon the completion of
the line of the Corporation as hereinbefore mentioned unless all the covenants
and agreement in these presents con--
tamed and on his part to be performed
and kept, Bhall have been duly performed
and kept liy liim in so far as the time
shall then have elapsed for the performance thereof and until the execution of
the saiil bond.
12th. The said line of railway as to
its location may be changed from Section
•20 Township 7 District of New Westminster so as to form tho most feasible
connection with the American connecting
railway at. the International Boundary
Line and shall he built as a first class
road accordin'' to reasonable and usual
specifications but subject always to the
terms of this agreement.
13th. Upon the completion of the line
of the Corporation the present stockholders of the Corporation shall transfer
and deliver to the Contractor forty-six
thousand dollars (§40,000.00) of the capital stock of the Corporation now held by
them, each present shareholder in the
Corporation retaining ten shares (or one
hundred and forty shares in all) as individual property, so as to qualify them as
directors thereof, the remainder of such
stock, that is to say, the said stock to
the amount of forty six thousand dollars
($46,000.00) faco value shall be issued as
fully paid up stock, the Contractor agreeing to pay for the said stock at bucH delivery the sum of aix thousaud dollars
(-$0,000.00) iu gold coin or bix thousand
dollars of the stock of the Corporation on
the said original shareholders of the Corporation may elect; the Baid one hundred
and forty shares of the stock of the Corporation shall be paid up shares and be
equal to fourteen thousand dollars. It
is declared that the lands agreed to be
provided for workshops are four hundred
acres of the lands granted to the city on
Lulu Island and that the aaid lands shall
be granted to the Contractor subject to
the terms and conditions mentioned in
the act of thu Legislative Assembly of
the Province of British Columbia, granting the s-amc.
In WITNESS Whereof the said parties
hereto have hereunto Bet their hands
und seals the day and yoar first above
written.
Signed, sealed and delivered
iu the presence of.
And whereas, it is expedient also to
puy and reimburse the Company the disbursements aud expenses actually expended by the Company (not being moneys expended in construction) since the
terrniuation of a certain contract made
by the company with the firm of C. M.
Sheafe & Co., not exceeding however tlio
sum of §5,001).
Anu whereas, the Mayor and Aldermen of the corporation intend to submit
to the electors of the said eity a by-law
to provide for tbo granting to the com*
pany of such uid aB is iu these presents
provided for, and it is expedient that
these presents should he executed before
tlie taking of a poll of the said electors
on the suid proposed by-law, but so as
that these presents shall not be binding
upon the Corporation unless and until
the assent of the said electors be obtained to the said proposed by-law and the
same shall come into force.
NOW, THESE  PRESENTS WITNESS,  That
the Corporation and the Company mutually covenant and agree ub follows, that
is to say.
1. The covenants aud agreements
herein contained on the part of the Corporation shall extend to and be binding
upon its successors, and the covenants
and agreements herein contained on the
part of the Company shall extend to and
be binding upon its successors and assigns.
2. Those presents shall be binding on
tho Corporation and the Company if and
so soon us tlie said proposed by-law shall
come into force.
3. The Corporation Bhall give to the
Company a bonus of the sum of $150,-
00ft.no •M-hi'-h <*h.»U bo pnyuhle in the
manner provided for by the said pro
posed agreement,
>i. The Corporation shall grant to the
Company the right of way for its said
line of railway from the ferry landing or
terminus of the suid bridge on the northerly bank of the Fraser twor along Front
street and across CuBtom House Square
to its intersection with Riohard stroet,
and thence along Riohard street to its
intersection with Royal Avonue and
Edinburgh street, whero tho Company
shall construct a railway and free traffic
bridgo to tho lands on Lnlu Island hereinafter agreed to be granted to the Company, and shall grant to the Company a
lease for the term of ninety-nine years, nt
the nominal rent of $1 per annum of wa-
tor lots numbered 3fi to 47 both inclusive, and of tho pleasure grounds so-
called, and Lytton Square, and of that
piece of land or water front situate botween tho premises known as Webster's
whnrf and tho premises occupied by tho
Royal City Planing Stills Company,
whieh may bo described as all that pieco
or parcel of land covered with water, lying betweon lots numbered 20 in block 1,
and 1 in block 2, saving and excepting
so much thereof as may bo required for
tho extension of Ellice stroot ao far as
the Corporation may have power to
grant the same, and shall also grant to
the Company four hundred acres in one
block off the northeasterly portion of
the lands owned by tho Corporation on
Lulu Island, subject to the performance
by the Company of all the terms and
conditions hereinafter set forth, namely:
(«). To erect and maintain a good and
substantial free traffic bridge suitable for
passengers and waggons between the
Government Reserve on Lulu Island,
Fraser River, now known as Lot acycu
hundred and fifty-seven, in Group one,
New Westminster District, aud that portion of tho City of New Westminster
which is situate on tho north bunk of tho
Fraser River, and that said bridge shall
be constructed in accordance with plans
and specifications approved of by tho
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.
(h). To coustruct und keep in repair to
the satisfaction of the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works a, good and substantial waggon road not less than twenty
feet wido from said bridge through Lulu
Island to the boundary of tho Municipality of Richmond.
(0}, To construct all canals, drains,
ditches aud dykes necessary for draining
said Government Reserve.
((/). Thutull said works shall bo completed to the satisfaction of thu Chief
Commissioner of Lauds and Works for the
time being within five years from the first
day of May, ISS!), aud time shall be
deemed of the esseifeeof tliis agreement.
Andsubjuctaiao to tlio further condition
that tho Company shall grant to any other
Railway Company requiring the same access to and running powers over the said
bridge and across the said lands on Lulu
Ialand on fair and reasonable terms and
conditions.
fi, The Company, so soon as may be
necessary, shall construct a retaining wall
or retaining walls along the said pleasure
grounds for the protection of Columbia
and Front streets to the satisfaction of the
City Engineer for the time being, and
thereafter maintain the same in good repair.
0, So soon as the said proposed by-law
shall eome into force, nil such good and
sufficient deeds containing all such covenants, agreements, provisos and conditions reasonably required by "ihu Corporation and the Conipany as muy be requisite
for the purpose of securing tlie said lands
to the Company as hereinbefore provided,
and the performance by the Company of
all the agreements and conditions iu these
presents mentioned shall be executed in
duplicate by the Corporation und the
Company and given to the Managor for
the time being of tho Bank of British
Columbia at New Westminster, who shull
deliver one of such duplicates to the Corporation and the other to the Company
upon the completion and equipment of its
line of railway.
7. The hinds agreed to be leased and
granted tothe Company usafore3uid shall
bc so leased and granted as that the same
shall revert to the Corporation in case the
line or linos of railway to connect with
tho line of the Company shall not have
been constructed as hereinbefore provided, and tho Company covenants with the I
Corporation that in the like ovent the said
bonus of §150,000.00 shall be refunded
and paid to the Corporation by theCompany.
8. The Corporation shall also pay and
reimburse tho Company the disbursements and expenses actually expended by
the Company (not being moneys expended
in construction) since the termination of
a certaiu contract mado by the Company
with the firm of C. M. Sheafe & Co., not
exceeding, however, the sum of five
thousaud dollars.
9. The Company shall not be entitled
to the benefit of any of the covenants
and agreements herein contained unless
aud until (in addition to the other conditions in these presents contained) the
said proposed agreement shall have been
duly executed by the Company and tho
said Nelson Bennett and the same or a
duplicate thereof shall have been deposited with the Clerk oE the Corporation.
10. It shall be lawful for tlie Company
to enter upon occupy and enjoy the lands
agreed to be granted by the Corporation
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D. S. CURTIS &
AGENTS   El. LAURANCE'S   SPECTACLES.
sftjf a
Wholesale and Eetail Braggists
NEXT COLONIAL HOTEL, NEW WESTMINSTER, B, C.
SPECIAL BARGAINS in New Dress
Goods, Jackets, Paletots, Dolmanettes,
and Ulsters.
A Large Assortment of MEN'S SUITS
from $7.00. *   .
dwselOtc
WALKER & SHADWELL,
COLOMBIA STREET.
BUGGIES]
JUST RECEIVED,
A CAR-LOAD OF
Pell, Rice Coil-spring ilcLaughlan
fim to
®S "Bl "BE PbS
DUPLEX, HANDY, BRADLEY & OTHER
Democrat and Express Wagons!
tW The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia.li"f
dwapStc
Cor. Columbia and Mary Sts., New Westminster.
to tlie Company until default sliall be
made in tho performance of any of the
covenants uml agreements contained in
tlie said proposed agreement.
In witness whereof the parties of tlio
first part have hereunto affixed tlieir corporate seal of the Corporation of the City
of New Westminster, and these presents
are signed and countersigued by the
Mayor and City Clerk of the said Corporation on behalf of the said city of New
Westminster.
And the parties of the second part
have hereunto affixed tlie seal of the
Now Westminster Southern Railway
Company, and these presents are signed
and countersigned by the President and
Secretary of said Company on behalf of
such Company, on the nay and year first
above written.
Signed, scaled and delivered
in the presenco of.
WM. B. TOWNSEND,   •}
Mayor. 1^
The above named firm having fully decided to retire from the
Dry Goods Business and confine their attention to the Grocery
Business for the future, now offer the whole of their
Choice, New, Well Selected and Well Bought Stock of Dry
Goods and Clothing at
Cost Prices for Cash.
A rare chance Is now offered to intending purchasers, as tlie stock consists ol
goods just suited for the present and coming season. All fresh and in prime order
and purchased in tlie best foreign markets at rock bottom prices.
Sale to commence on Monday,, the 16th instant, and to continuo until tho whole
of the stock has been closed out.    REMEMBER THE PLACE:   Corner of Col-
W.& G. WOLFENDEN.
D. ROBSON,
Seal.
City Clerk.
umbia and Mary Streets.
B. DOUGLAS, "\
Pres't N.W.S.R.Co. I„
T.J. TRAPP, fEAL'
Sec'y N.W.S.R.Co. J ,
Explanatory Declaration
WHEREAS DOUBTS HAVE ARISEN
ns to the meaning of certain words
in a certaiu agreement iniuio between tho
Corporation of the City of Now Westminster of thi* first port nml "ie New Westminster Southern Railway Company of
llie beconU part, which agreement bears
date the 10th dayof September, 1889, and
relates to tlie construction ami operation
of the Southern Railway aud other works
and to the payment by the Corporation to
thesaid Company^ jf a certain bonus under certain conditions;
Now it is hereby mutually agreed and
declared to be tho truo meaning and Intent
of the words contained in tho socond and
third linos of the llft.h section on page
throe of tho above mentioned agreement,
that the ferry therein provided for shall
carry any passengers or freight Reeking
transportation across the Fraser River, as
well aa passengers nnd freight from or for
thesaid railway; and Itls further agreed
and declared that, lnthoevcnt of the contractor undertaking to construct a rallwny
and free traflic bridge across Eraser River,
as provid" for in section four of tho Baid
agreemont, then tho contractor shall provide a temporary ferry suitable for tho
transportation of passengers and freight
ROYAL CITY
Planing Ii tap;, Id.
RICHARD STREET, NEW WESTMINSTER.
MANnrAOTUBERS AND DEALERS IM
across said river, ami maintain uml operate tho sumo until thn Haiti bi-iilgo snail
have '      ' -—
tralllc,
„ „„„.„  - .._j|l L—.	
hcon  completed nml opened (or
inofMgbnOresseilLiliiir
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
SALMON BOXES, NET FLOATS, TRAYS,
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors*   Frames*   Windows,
Mouldings. Balusters.-,
Brackets,
Signed anil Honied at tlio City of New
Wostminstcr this Uth day Of October, 1888.
f W. 1!. TOWNSKNP. Mayor.
\ ll. H.OB80N, City Work.
fB, DOUGLAS,
1 ProsldciilN.'W.B.tt'y.
ocllil2t     It. 3. TRAPP, Bocrotary.
g"f§«i
Newels.
PLAIN AND FANCY AND ALL KINDS OF TURNED WORK.
noWdwly WEEKLY BRITISH COLOMBIAN, NEW
;:£*'--.'a*''3ra,m-fBy.t'i«a*jn^^
WESTMINSTER, B. C, OCTOBER 18, 1889.
NO. 42.
THE MEGANTIC HERO,
Morrison, is Sentenced to 18 Years
in the Penitentiary for Killing; a Bailiff.
Startling Order Issued by tlie War
Offlee to Deputy Adjutant Generals iu Canada.
New Lim* of Steamships to be Established Between China
and Mexico.
MORRISON SENTENCED.
Sherbrooke, Oct. 11,—Morrison,
the Megautib outlaw, was sentenced to
18 years imprisonment co-day.
FATAL COLLISION.
Bellairile, Oct. 11.—It is understood hern that four men wore killed
outriglit mid twelve others seriously injured in thi' wreck west of .Bridgeport.
The ongino with the caboose attached,
and carrying about 100 workmen, collided with a freight train. The caboose and engine were completely
wrecked.
A WARLIKE MANDATE.
Montreal, Oct. 11.—The British
war oflice hns just issued the following
• orders to the deputy adjutant-generals
of the several military districts of
Canada: -'On receipt of this communication you will immediately tuke steps
to ascertain, in your several districts,
the fullest information regarding nil
facilities for the transportation of
troops from one part "f tho country to
another, giving details as to means of
transports by rail nud water, and also
ascertain how many horses are available itt your district at short notice for
the purpoBu of military transport."
Citizens are asking one another tlie
following question: What is the cause
of such a mandate from such a quarter? Is Great Britain preparing to engage in an immediate war with some
other power, and is Canada to ba unknowingly drawn into the struggle?"
By many the order is considered as a
hint that tlie alleged agreement between England and the United States
on the Behring sen difficulty is not satisfactory, and that England wishes to
show tho United States that she is
ready for business.
ten years km bulcilary.
Bakursfield, Cal., Oct. 11.—A
German mimed Carl Webber attempted burglary ou Wednesday night and
was urriested. He pleaded guilty
yesterday and received a sentence of
ten years in s'ate prison.
BOUND TO FLOAT.
New York, Oot. 11.—The'steamer
Oity of Key York is still aground.
Mr. Fahnstock, of the Ionian Line
■ Baid: "We were disappointed iu not
floating our vessel at high tide last
evening. Twelve tugs are now at
work at her and the number will he
increased to titty if necessary. The
steamship must be brought up to her
pier, and it is only a question of time
when tho task will be accomplished."
deserves to swing.
Omaha, Neb., Oct. 11.—Samuel
Peterson, n farmer living near Sarpy,
on the county lino, south of Omaha,
fatally shot Lizzie Williams a 16-year-
old daughter of a neighbor, lust night.
Peterson, who is under arrest, says
tho giii was stealing cabbage from his
garden when lieshoi her.
THE FATAL   FLUID.
New York, Oot. 11.—John Teeks,
a lineman of the Western Union Telograph Co., wus killed this afternoon by
, coming into contact witli  an  electric
light wii-o.
WELL DONE.
Fordyce, Ark., Oct. 11.—-A well
known nogro named Charles White, last
night attempted to enter the sleeping
apartments of Mrs. Jolly, a prominent
whito woman, who ordered him to leavo,
and on his refusal shot him, killing him
instantly.
A heal temperance war.
Lima, Ohio, Oct. 11.—Several weoks
ago the neighboring town of Lafayette
passed u prohibition ordinance and all
saloons were closed. A few days ago
a saloon keeper of this oity named
Homer, went to Lafayette and opened
a place. The town officials got out an
injunction to stop him. The judge decided in his favor and he resumed
business with more openness than ever.
Early thia morning his place was bombarded by a crowd of several hundred
persons, and the place was almost torn
down end everything ruined, Tbe
poople nre determined that no saloon
shall do business there, and threaten
to tar nud feather Rumor should he attempt to open his saloon for business
again.
RACERS INJURED.
Terre Haute; Ind, Oct. 11.—The
speoial express car on tho Vandalia
fast mail this morning left the track in
this city. The engine and car were
wrecked. The car contained the race
horses Jeremiah, Nettie and Egmont,
and ull were seriously injured. J, J.
Sui.tJi, .. tv.,er of Eginoufc, wus badly
hurt. Edward Millei- was seriously,
and fireman Wood slightly hurt. The
horses were entered for the Lexington
races.
NEW STEAMSHIP LINE,
New York, Oct. 11.—The Mexioan,
Macao and Portuguese lino of steamers
has just been established. The
steamers will start from a Chinese
Port, call at Macao, the Sandwioh Islands, Snn Franoisco, and stop at
Salinu Cruz, Mexico. Tho new line will
help greatly to promote Chinoso immigration, anil as much as Mexico is now
carrying on big works undertaken
soveral years ago, for which it neods
a cheap nnd abundant labor, it is
conceded that tho projected steamship
lino will be practically supported by tho
government of Mexico sinco its vessels will bo mainly employed in carrying Chinese emigrants.
THE SILVER QUESTION.
Washington, Oot. 11.—Tho cabinot
convened at noon to-day with all tho
members present. The subject under
consideration was what stand tho
administration should take on the silver
question. Secretary Windom has
been considering the subject for some
time. Thogeueral impression nmong the
treasury officials conversant with tho
silver question is that Windom will
favor allowing silver buleion to be
deposited with the government, and
the isauanoe of bullion certificates
therefore. His views will probably
be adopted by the cabinet to-day.
OTTAWA NOTES.
Ottawa, Oct. 10.—Mr. J. G. Moylan, inspector of penitentiaries, has
returned from British Columbia.
At Montreal Mr. Dalton McCarthy
spoko on tho Jesuit agitation, and said
that equal rights candidates will sweep
Onturio at the noxt election.
Cardinal Tnsohereau, 20 bishops and
120 priosts participated in imposing
religious ceremonies hero to-day. A
chapter of the canon was created and
Cardinal Taschereau unveiled the
Btatue in liunor of Gingues, tlie first
bishop of Ottawa.
Hon. Frank Smith has resigned his
position as director of the Grand
Trunk Railway.
Another suspicious box of candy has
been received by Rev. Mr. Mowatt,
of Frederick!™, N. 13., and been sent
to au analyst.
Mr. Thomas Workman, senior partner of tho lirm of Frothingham Ss
Workman, wholesale hardware mer
chants, of Montreal, is dead, aged 03.
His estate is won h 82,000,000.
Constablo Beaudoiu, Montreal, who
was stabbed thirteen times by a man
named McLaren, whom lie attempted
to arrest, may recover.
YELLOW JACK AT KEV   WEST.
Washinoton, Oct. 10.—Advices received at marine hospital headquarters
to-day, report several cases of yellow
fever at Key West, but no fears of the
disease spreading are entertained.
ONE MORE FOR MORPHINE.
New York, Oct. 10.—Dr. Hughin
Southerland died at the New 1 ork
hospital this mornitiu from the ellects
of morphine. Ho took the poison
yesterduy afternoon in Union square.
"held ur."
Washington, Oct. 10.—Post Office
Inspector Rathbuon has been informed that a mail carrier was "held
up" yesterday by two men and robbed,
cu route from Leadsville, Mississippi,
to tho state line. Two registered
pouches were taken. Tho local
authorities aro in pursuit of the robbers.
STILL IN THE MUD.
New york, Oct. 10.- The s.s. City
of New York, wliich went aground iu
Gedney's channel last night, is still
stuck fast iu the mud.
BANKEES JAILED.
New York, Oct. 10.—In tho Episcopal convention to-day the resolution
of tho committee of judicial system of
the church for an ecclesiastical court
of appeals was defeated.
KNIOHTS TEMPLAR APPOINTMENTS
Washinoton, Oct. 10.—Mr. K. H.
S. Gobin, of Pennsylvania, was this
morning elected grand master, Hugh
McCurdy, of Michigan, deputy grand
master of grand encampment, Knights
Templars of the United Stotes. Gen.
Gobin is state senator for Lebanon,
Pu., and general of the third brigade
oftho national guards of Pennsylvania.
A STRANGE MARINE DANGER.
New York, Oot. 10.—Gravo apprehensions are felt for the steamship
"City of New York," of tho Inman
line, which is aground down tho bay.
The company has sent down eleven
tugs to assist her and take off the passengers. It is feared the steamship is
sinking in a quicksand, and great excitement prevails in marine circles.
One of tlio tugs sent to her relief has
returned with the information that
the steamer is stuck hard and fast and
the tugs could not move her. There
was considerable exoitement among
tho passengers. The wrecking com
pany will send a boat and crew to clear
the mud from around the steamer so
that she can be floated at high tide.
DENIED AGAIN.
Boston, Mass., Oot 10.—The Union
Paoifio oflice again denies the story
that they have been buying fifty thousand tons of stoel rails.
MILITARISM RAMPANT.
Joliett, 111., Oct. 10.—The unveiling of the soldiers' monument, just
completed to-day, was made the occasion of a great celebration. Old soldiers, sailors, grand army posts from
several counties, together with national guards, sons of veterans and other
oivil and military societies joined In
tho parade. The speakers included
Judge Banks for the county, Governor
Fifer, Gen. Palmer, Gen. Black, and
Gen. Martin for the old soldiers.
the latest deal.
Detroit, Oot. 10.—A prominent
railroad man who was in this city last
night and who is in a position to know
the plans of tho Canadian Paciiic Company, says "-hi!"* is li* 'lo doubt of tho
truth of tho report that the Manitoba
road and ita kindred linos nre to be
combined with thu Canadian Pacific
system under the new programme of
Mr. Hill, and that tho programme
sorely means the amalgamation of the
Burlington and Northern road with
the Manitoba system. He gives the
further information that there is to be
a combination of the Union Paoifio
with tho Canadian Paoifio and the
Manitoba roads and thus the great
railroad trust will embrace two transcontinental lines. The Burlington
and Northern will furnish the Chicago
connection for tho wholo system. The
Union Paoific as woll as tho Manitoba
lines to Sioux City, now nearly completed, together with tho Short Lino
now building out of Sioux City to
cnunoct with tho Union Pacifio, will
givo tho latter mad n Duluth connection, and through tho Duluth, South
Shore and Atlantic, nnd tho Canadian
Pacifio itsolf n through connection to
tho seaboard at Boston.
Six French Bankers Committed to
Jail Till Tlicy Pay Nineteen
Million Francs.
The Czar Arrives Safely in Berlin,
But Meets with a Very Cool
Reception.
Bailiffs while Attempting' to Collect
Titlics in England are Driven
off by Parishioners.
DIRECTORS jailed.
Paris, Oct. 11.—Attachments havo
been issued against tho property ot
nine directors of tbo Comptoir Des
Compte. Six of the directors are now
in prison for violating tho banking
law. The directors and accountants
aro committed till they pay in all nineteen million francs to tho liquidators of
tho bank, wliich means a lifo sentonce
to most of tho prisoners. Efforts are
being mudo to save thein.
head.
Paris, Oct. 11.—The deatli is announced of M. AdrienSehortTailliand,
formerly senator, and ex-minister of
justice.
THE FRENCH VOTE.
Paris, Oct. 11.—The votes cast at
the recent election wero divided as
follows: — Republicans, 4,012,353;
Conservatives, 2,34.0,686; Boulangists,
l,037,6G(i.
THF. CZAR IN BERLIN.
Berlin, Ool. 11.—The czar arrived
here this morning, He was met, at
the railway station liy tho attaches of
the Russian embassy, who did not accompany Count Schouvnlof, the Russian embassador, to Kiel, and escorted
by the first regiment of guards and a
compnny of the Alexander Grenadier
guards, of which the czar is honorary
colonel, acting as a body guard, he was
driven to the Russian embassy. The
streets wore crowded with people, and
the decorations of the public uud private buildings surpassed ill every way
anything of the kind evor before displayed in Berlin ou the occasion of a visiting foreign sovereign to the German
gapital. The czar was greeted on behalf of the emperor. The precautions
taken ugainst the approach of the populace lo tlie imperial carriage were as
perfect in offect us they were formidable in appearance, and the route
from the railway station to the Russian embassy was lined with troops.
There was some cheering on the part
of the populace, but on tho whole, the
enthusiasm of the peoplo was far from
hearty. Shortly beforo the arrival of
the czar's train, the emperor with Bismarck, Count Herbert Bismarck, many
generals of the German army, several
German princes and a large number
of govotnmeut officials reached the
station and awaited the coming of impend visitor. German generals representing the emporor assisted the czar
to alisht, welcoming him as they did
so. The two emperors affectionately
embraced one another and the czar
shook hands with Bismarck. A brief
conversation ensued when the czar and
his attendants entered the Btate carriage. The guard of honor defiled and
assumed a placo in the procession; the
band of the imperial guards played the
Russian national hymn and tho state
carriage begun its route at u fast trot
to the Russian embassy. When the
czrr alighted from tho train nn imperial Bulute wus fired, but even this
failed to inspire enthusiasm among the
crowd who gathered at the station,
nor at any point along tho route to the
Russian embassy did thoy give vent to
the cheering with wliich they greeted
tho Austrian emperor on the occasion
of his visit. Tho emperor was in the
uniform of the Russian Wybarga regiment, and upon his breast was a Russian decoration. Bismarck also woro
the insignia of a Russian order. The
admirals and several other officers of
the English naval squadron, at Kiel,
were at the station and were saluted
by the czar.
RETURNS TO THE STAGE.
London, Oct. 11.—Mrs. Bancroft,
who, with her husband, retired some
time ago from Ihe stage, will shortly
return to the scene of her former triumphs. She will make hor first appearance in "Belle Mammon," adapted
by Bernard.
BAILIFFS   DRIVEN   OFF,
London, Oct. 11.—An attempt by
bailiff's to collect tithes was defeated
by a mob of parishioners, who successfully resisted and drovo off the officers,
A HUMANE MEASURE.
London, Oct. 10.—The Bavarian
minister of justice has inserted in the
budget a largo sum to be used for the
benefit of persons who may be innn
cently imprisoned and thereby sub
jeoted to suffering and loss, in the
course of the administration of justice.
MORE BIO GUNS.
London, Oot. 10.—Krupp, tho Essen gun  manufacturer, has   acquired
a tract of l..nd, 2,500 aores iu extent,
in1 Mecklenheim, near Cologne, upon
which he will soon ontablish a second
foundry.
THOUSANDS OF VICTIMS.
Berlin, Oct. 10.—Smallpox is raging in the government of Oppola, in
Prussian Silesia, and the victims are
already numbered by thousands.
WILLIAM IS GAY.
Kiel, Oot. 10.—Emperor William
this morning attended a banquet given
by the Gorman naval oflicers to tho
officers of tlio British lleet ut Casend;
he afterwards attended a convcrsaziouo
at the murine academy, und then, at
11 o'clock, started for Berlin.
THE OZAROWITZ.
London, Oct. 10.—Tho Czarowitz
at New Market, to-dny, wore won by
Primrose Day, Ingram second, Mcraoy
third.
THE' POLIOE DEFIED.
London, Oot. 10.—Tho police today attempted to break up a meeting
in Marmora. Island, called for the purpose of thanking the English and
Scotch Liberals of Peterboro and Elgin for their splendid victories at yesterday's elections. The promoters of
the meeting refused to leave nnd culled upon the audience to hold their
ground, despite tlie orders of tlie polico to disperse. The officers finding
tho people disposed to insist upon their
rights, desisted from their attempt to
break up the meeting, but remained
until the close, carefully taking mites
of the speeches. The police were
hooted at tho conclusion of the meeting, but there was no violence, and
the people quietly dispersed to their
homes after rousing cheers for the
Home Rulers of Peterboro and Elgin.
THE ARGENTINE LOAN.
London, Oct. 10.—News comes
from Puris thut the government of the
Argentine Republic hnve formally concluded negotiations with the syndicate
of bankers formed in 1886, for the
purpose of floating an Argentine loan,
and that tho convention is nbout to be
signed. Tho proposed loan amounts
to §40,000,000.
PLEASE PON1! RESIGN,
Paris, Oct. 10.—President Carnot
has sent an earnest request to the
members of his ministry that thoy re
tain their present portfolios and do
not resign.
A LIVELY  MEETING.
London, Oot. 11.— The school board
enjoyed a real American aldermanio
fight laBt evening whon the attempt
was made to oust Mr. Conybeare from
his seat in tbe board becauso of his
recent conviction und imprisonment
on a charge of defying the coercion
act. As the crime is one the perpetra
tion of which in every case endears
tho criminal to nt least one half of tho
English people, it can be readily understood that the proposal to unseat
Mr. Conybeare met with determined
resistance and finally resulted in failure. The uproar fur n time was awful and personal violence was threatened, but befure the close the good sense
of tho members asserted itself nnd it
was decided to relegate the whole
question to the courts fur decision.
THE CZAR'S VISIT.
Berlin, Oct. 11.—The Emperor
William before leaving the Russian
embassy to-day, Bat down to luncheon
with the czar and his party. Count
Schouvaloll', the Russian ambassador,
presided and was the first to raise a
ghiSB to welcome the czar, after which
he called for three cheers, and there
was a hearty response. The band
played the Russian anthem, when the
czar toasted the Emperor William und
the two engaged ill an animated conversation. The emperor left the embassy at 12:30 p. hi, Prince Bismarck
did not accompi.^j the emperor, but
remained at the embassy und held a
conference with tho czar, which lasted
fully an hour and a hnlf. Later the
czar drove out in a carriago surrounded by cavalry and paid a visit to the
Empress Augusta and to the Empress
Frederick. A dinner in the white
hall of the Schloss took place this
evening aud there were 140 covers.
The czar woro the uniform of a Ger-
mmi Uhlan regiment and was seated
between the emperor and empercss
with Prince Bismarck us his vis-a-vis,
The Emperor William drank to the
welfare of his honored friend and
guest and to the continuance of the
friendship between their two houses,
which hud been maintained for over
100 years, and whicli he was resolved
to cherish as a sucred legacy from bla
ancestors. Tho czar drank to tho welfare of the Emperor William, and
thanked him in French for liis friend
ly sentiments. He then drunk to
Prinoe Bismarck, who rose in recognition of the honor, emptied his glass
and bowed low. The Emppror William showed a like courtesy to Count
Schouvaloff, which was acknowledged
in tho same way.
A GHASTLY FIND.
San Francisco, Oct. 9.—A Lis Angeles special dispatch gives au account
of the capturo of a monster shark nt
Rondo beach. On being cut open tho
arm of a human being and other human
bones were found in its stomach. It is
supposed the arm is that of a young
woman. Great excitement prevails over
the discovery. The capture was made
by a yachting party. They had a great
deal of trouble in catching the monster.
He was sixteen feet long, and was of
the man-eating species. Enquiries liny?
been made, but there is no report that
any one is missing, though many
strangers are camping along the beach,
and some ono may have been devoured
and the fact be still unknown to tho
relatives. The report of the capture
and find is authentic.
STARVING DAKOTA.
A Hundred Dakota Farmers Will
Starve te Death Unless Assistance is Rendered.
I.O.G.T.
The morning session yesterday wus
chiefly taken up with tho installation
of officers and addresses by the same,
and the afternoon session with miscellaneous business generally, appointment nf committees for the ensuing,
year, etc, eto.
In the evening tho Juvenile Temp
lars, having born :rr,':tcd by the Qrzn*
Lodge, attended in full force, Superintendent Sister Robertson in the
ohair. After the opening exercises
and usual routine business, Grand
Chief MoGillivrny, general superintendent of juvenilo work, Sister Jonkins,
and Bro. Holt, respectively addressed
the lodge, expressing themselves as
highly pleasod with tho excellent manner in which those so young acquitted
themselves. Afterward the lodge adjourned, and the evening session of
tho Grand Lodge began, at which reports of committees wore recoived and
other important business was trans-
sacted. The Grand Lodgo subsequently adjourned, to meet at Nnnaimo noxt yenr, encli one fooling that
tho prospects of Good Tomplary for tho
onsunig yoar aro brighter than over.
Already a lirst class lecturer lias been
engaged, and is expected to be litre in
a wook or ten duys, and others are to
follow during tho your. Good results
aro oxpeeted for the temperance cause.
—Friday's Colonist.
The Ocean Greyhound is Still in
the Mud, but Hopes are Entertained of Savins; Her.
Mayor Grant, of New York, Orders
the Electric Light Wires
to be Cut.
STARVINO  DAKOTA.
St. Paul, Oct. 12.—Owing to the
extreme drought there has been a failure of crops in Ramsey comity, Dakota, and in consequence, over one hundred families aro reported to be without uny moans of subsistence during
the ouming winter. To-day two lady
delegates, of the Ramsey county relief
committee, arrived in St. Paul to personally urge tlio cause of the sufferers.
The ladies brought with them a letter
siguod by ain ut sixty of the business
firms of Grand Forks and vicinity.
Unloss relief is received very soon
many must die uf hunger. The matter of affordine; relief to the sufferers
hus been referred by the mayor of St.
Paul to ihe chamber uf commerce, and
by that body placed in the hands of a
speoial coniinitteo
MYSTERIOUS EXCITEMENT.
Chicago, Oct. 12.—Intense excitement
prevnils at the court rooms this morning,
and the state's attorney's room presents
great activity on the part of the different
officials, who maintain the profoutldest
seoreoy. It is roported that certain deputy
sheriffs are under uirest for their jury-
bribing in the Cronin case.
FOUND GUILTY.
Helena, Mont., Oct. 12.—A dispatch
from Dillon suys; Ah Wing, the Chinaman who killed another Chinaman at
Lion City last February, was triod today and was convicted of murder in the
second degree. In all probability the
sentence will he imprisonment for life.
DESTROYED BY LOVE.
Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 12.—Louisa Pet-
schke suicided by throwing herself into
the ropids above the Horseshoe falls today. Her body passed over the cataract
and has not been recovered. Disappointed love was the cause of the act.
STILL   AGROUND.
New York, Oct. 12.—The s b. City
of Now York is still aground and lighters aro removing the cargo. The position of the vessel is somewhat critical,
but hopes ure entertained that she may
be flouted this evening.
A PROMPT MAYOR.
New York, Oct. 12.—As a result of
the horrible death of lineman Feck,
yesterday, among the electric light
wires, aud many similar fatalities,
Mayor Grunt has ordered all overhead wires to be cut this afternoon.
The electric light companies obtained
an injunction. In any event, the city
is likely to be iu partial darkness tonight.
PASSENGER LIST.
San Francisco, Oct. 12.—The str,
Walla Walla sailed for Victoria and
Puget Sound pints this morning with
tho following passengers for Victoria:
C. J. Everett, E. Lcquime, E. J. Millet, Miss M. Crosseu, R. Lewis, L.
Dovey.
FIVE HOUSES BURNEI1.,
San Fhancisco, Oct. 12.—A firo
broke oot shortly bofore one o'clock
this moruing in an oyster house ou
Polk street near Pino, partlydestroying
five neighboring frame buildings oc
cupied 'is stores nud residences. The
losses aggregate ton thousand dollars,
partially coveted by insurance.
MURDERED AND ROBBED.
Globe, Ariz,, Oct. 12. — Labino
Quiroz, a packer, was found murdered
thii' morning at liis wood camp, a few
miles from Globe. The camp had been
stripped of everything.
SHIPPING.
San Fhancisco, Oct. 12.—Arrived,
bark Northwest; ship Spartan, Souttle.
Sailod, ship Konnobec, for Nanaimo.
STRETCHING IMAGINATION.
Ottawa, Oot. 12.—The dispatch
from Montreal stating that an order
hud been received from the British
war office requiring full information
regarding the facilities for transportation of troops from one part of Canada
to another, indicating a possible rupture between 'Great Britain and the
U. S., receives little credence here.
It wns understood and generally noted
in Canadian newspapers some time
ago that the British government had
ordered considerable information from
tho department of railways and canals
concerning Canadian railways and
thoir operations. What this information wiu wanted for has not transpired,
but the Montreal correspondent has
evidently seized hold of tho most improbable use to which such information would bo put.
BOULANGER SUFFERS FOR FRANCE.
Paris, Oct. 12.—Boulanger has been
inter-'""'-,! n. $. Holier on the island
of Jersey. He admitted that he had injured his cause by leaving Franco, bllt
Said that ii he had remained his enemies
would have imprisoned him, but this
would have been followed byarevolu-
tion nud he was willing to Buffer defeat
iu ordor to save Franco from bloodshed.
OREAT STORM RAGING.
Madrid, Oot. 12.—There is a severe
storm in northern Spain. The wires are
prostrated and all communication ia
stopped. Many shipwrecks nro reported
on the coast,
I'ARXEt.L's HEALTH FAILING.
London, Oct. 12.—Parnell's health
grows worso iustead of better, ond grave
tears are ontortuiiied thnt ho will be unablo to resume his political career. , Ho
will winter ut Bournemouth.
A REMARKABLE PROJECT.
LONDOK, Oct, 12,—It lias just become known that a most romarkablo
engineering prcjoct was suggestod at
tho recent moeting of tho Iron nnd
Steel Institute in Paris. This is nothing less than tho erection of a great]
bridgo between France and England,
from Cape Grisnez to Folkstone. The
length of the bridge would be thirty-
two miles and the number of piers 120;
tho headway for ships 180 feet, and
the height from the foundation to tlie
top of the structure COO feet, It ic
proposed to build the bridgo entirely
of steel. To do this one million tons
of steel would Jx* required, and the
coat of tlio bridge, it i3 estimated,
would amount to about $175,000,000.
STABLES BUR.'.-Ell.
Paris, Oct. 12.—The extensive stables
of the United Tramways iu Bordeaux
have been burned with 200 horses.
ROYAL   SHOTS.
Berlin, Oct. 12.—The czar nnd emperor started on a hunting expedition
to Letzlingen to-day. Both displayed
skilful marksmanship, killing a um-i-
ber of deer, They lunched at noon
guarded by Cuirassiers. They afterwards resumed shooting and retuiied
to Berlin this evening.
GENEROUS REGENTS.
Belgrade, Oct. 12.—The rogente
have decidod to permit ex-Queen Xa-
tulio to visit her son, King Alexander,
to-day.
A   LIBERAL  VICTORY.
London, Oct. 12.—The liberals -of
the north division of Buckinghamshire
yeBterday elected Mr. Verney member
of parliament, over Mr. Hubbard,
Conservative, by a majority of 208.
In 188C Hubbard wns' elected by 71
majority.
A GRATEFUL CHIEF.
Orders nn Expensive Moiinment to Hie
Memory of Ills B'rcdeccssor,
wbo Is SUU Alive.
There is an Indian ex-chief now residing at Metlakathla who is a very
prouti man indeed, and so would many
of his wliite brethern be under the
same circumstances were they so honored. "Jim" is the name he goes by
now, but there wus a time when hii
nearest and dearest friend dared not
call him auj thing more familiar than
his proper title as the greatest and
most powerful chief of the north. He
was the ruler of more than a dozen villages, and his warriors numbered more
than 2,000. ,
Some years ngo Jim killed an Indian
vassal who had annoyed him in some
way, nevor dreaming in his innocence
that a more mighty monarch than himself ruled over the country. The murder came to the ears of the authorities,
and Jim waB captured and taken to
Victoria a prisoner. By some means
lie escaped trial, but on his return
home was forced to abdicate the chieftainship in favor of the heir apparent,
a distant relative of his. Tbe latter
assumed the reins of government and
has ruled both wisely nud well, always
with a feeling uf deep gratitude to
Jim for murdering hia vassal, and
thereby placing him (the present chief)
on the throne. Chief Jack is an industrious man as well as a wise ruler,
and during the present season has
made about $2,000 netting Balmon in a
small bay, on the shores of which one
of his villages ia situated. Making
use of his rights as chief, Jack appropriated this bay and the services of t,
number of his tribesmen to his owo
use, with the handsome results above
statei?. Out of this sum tbe ohief has
set aside 8800 to pay for a monument*
which ho is having carved by Mr.
Rudge. of Victoria, in honor of ex-
Chiof Jim, whose glorious memory is
nut, to be allowed to die even after his
spirit has taken up its residence in the
happy hunting grounds beyond the
setting sun.
The fine monument is what makes
the ex-chief so prouti, and, as he told.a
well known government official u few
weeks ago, ho hopes to live to see the -
the stone announcing his death. The
monument will be erecjed at Metlakathla, and will be unveiled with appropriate ceremonies by the grateful
chief.
-Italthrws.-J-folfcndeii.
The marriage of Miss Nellie F. F.
Wolfenden with G. F. Matthews of the
firm of E. G. Prior & Co., attracted
a large throng to St. James' church
last evening. The sacred edifice was
specially decorated for the event, and
presented a brilliant appearance during tho ceremony, which was performed by the Ven. Archdeacon Scriven. The bride was given away by her
father, Lieut.-Colonel Wolfenden, aud
looked very bright and charming, attired in a bridal dress of white corded
silk with veil, and wreath of orange
blossoms. The bridesmaids. Misses
Katie, Roberta and Mabel, sisters of
the bride, were attired in costumes of
cream nun's veiling and drawn mus-
lene hats, with baskets of flowers in
their hands. The groom wns supported by Mr. Geo. Pulhngcr. After
the ceremony, a bridal supper was partaken of by about 25 guests. The
gifts were numerous and costly on all
aides, and Mr. Matthews and his fair
bride carry the best wishes of all with
them. The honeymoon will be spent
iu Portland, ior it Idoii puiut tho happy
couple loft this morning.—Thursday t
Times,
The anti-Jesuit meeting st Toronto
Thursday evening was very successful
in point of numbers and enthusiasm.
The report of lhe deputation appointed
to lay beforo the governor-general the
petition against the Jesuit Estates Act
was presented. The reports stated
that the reply ef his excellency must
bc regarded as the official reply of Jhe
government itself, nud thnt, therefore, there could be no wnnt of respect in the free criticism of his utter-
nnce. Principal Caron, Dr. Davidson
and Dnlton McCarthy spoke. The
lattor said at next session of parliament he would make an etl'ort to se-
curo the abolition of dualism in the
language of the Dominion,
Job printing of all kinds neatly done
nt tho Columbian office. Prices will be
found as low as at any other office in
the provinoe.—Adi, VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, OCTOBER 16, 1886.
WetKLY British Columbian
IT«Ih, sduy Morning, Oct. I«, 1880.
■NOTES AND COMMENTS.
A librae from tho fabric of ramie,
said to combine the qualities of linen
and silk, lias been brought out in
France.
The Giant diamond, lately discovered in Cape Colony, and now at
th? Paris Exposition, weighs 180
carats and is valued at $4,000,000.
It is kopt in a glass caso by itself,
ancl guardians stand around it all
day. At night it is placed in a big
safe, which is similarly guarded all
nisht. It is said to be of the first
water nnd pure as the famous Regent
in the French Crown diamonds.
A Frenoh scientist has discover-
that constant use of the telephone is
liable to bring on ear troubles. The
symptons are similar to the conditions often brought on by the jur
and crash of machinery. The new
ear trouble has been christened "telephone tinnitus," and is probably as
serious a consequence of Edison's
new invention as the rapid increase
of profanity from the same cause.
ficorge Russell, a close young
friend of Gladstone, says that the
lat'it is deficient in the sense of
humor, aud that he has no taste for
ordinary conversation. "He asks
questions when wanting information,
ani imswers them copiously when
asked by others. But of give and
tako, of meeting you half-way and
of paying you back in your own conversational com he has no notion."
In a batch of recent appointments
to the British navy appears the
name of Prince George of Wales,
who is given a lieutenancy on the
royal yacht Osborne. Appointments to this yacht are generally
much prized, as they lead usually
to higher promotibn. The young
prince has had' a good deal of experience at sea, his latest service
having been put in during the recent
naval umna-uvres, when he found
that a torpedo boat can toss and roll
over with more discomfort to the
crew than any other kind of a vessel in the navy.—Ex.
Already an improved form of the
phonograph has made its appearance,
the object being to provide a fuller
tone to Edison's patent. In the
lattor barely 30 per cent, of the
original volume of sound is returned
to the ear, while the nev/ invention
will, it is said, reproduce 60 per
cent, of the sound wave3. The inventor is a wealthy Italian living in
New York, who has secured a patent, and the instrument can, it is
claimed, be applied also to the telephone, greatly magnifying the sound
now received through this instrument. Edison having laid the
foundation it is not surprising that
busy brains are framing improvements upon his invention for the
benefit of all mankind.
The eightieth annual meeting of
the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions—the great
missionary organization of the Con-
greg ;tionalists of the United States
—will be held in New York this
month. Of late years the meetings
of tho board haye been chiefly taken
up with controversy over the "new
theojogy," arising out of the refusal
of the Prudential Committee to send
ont missionaries who believo in probation after death. At Springfield,
Mass., the subject was vigorously
discussed, and the conservatives
won a practical victory. It is not
thought probable that tho "new theology" will be allowed to disturb
this year's meeting, as it is now before the courts in the Andover litigation.
A .MS. report of a course of lectures delivered by Carlyle in 183S
has lieen unearthed in England.
These lectures have been printed.
In one of them he says of Shakespeare that he "is the epitome of the
era of Elizabeth, a man in whom
that era ns well us other eras havo
found'n vein, one who gives utterance to many things silent before
hiin, and worthy to bc culled the
spokesman of our nation. It is
now universally admitted that lie
must be regarded as the greatest
person that has ever beon produced
in tho literature of modern Europe.
He was one of the great souls of
nature, like u Homer, an yEscliylus,
a Dante—u voice puro, the inmost
heart of nature. He speaks the dialect of tho sixteenth century in
words much morn expressive and
comprehensive than any used before him, for knowledge had made
great progress in his time, and therefore liis language became moro complex imd rich in significance."
• "The wind was blowing n terrific gale
Thursday afternoon ns tho train containing the vice-regal party pulled up
at the depot ut Lethbridge, N. W. T.,
Immediately on his anival, his excellency nnd party wero escorted to the
platform where an address was read
by 0. A. Magratt, president of tho
board of trade. Tlie visitors then
drove to the coal mines, making a
lengthy stay there, after whicli thoy
adjourned tc Mr. E. T. Gait's residence where the remainder of the
evening wns spent. Tho party left
next morning for the Indian reaeivc,
STREET IMrEOV]
I Al JJ|J-| 1,3.
The improvements on Fortescue
Btreet are progressing satisfactorily.
Some of the cuts aro very deep, and
residences wliich used to be on a level
with the roadway nre now only accessible by means of a Judder or the back
entrance round tho corner. The appearance of the street, however, in
spite of those incongruities, haa been
very materially improved. Some
large boulders, or, as they have been
facetiously denominated, "course sand,"
have been removed, and all tho hollows filled and levelled.
On Blackie street chips and sow-
dust are working a complete change.
This thoroughfare used to sag in the
middle, as the navigators say, and was
famed for tbe rich and abiding quality
of its mud. But its name is mud no
longer. When the improvements ate
completed, nnd that seotion of the
public that gathers news is credibly
informed that they will bo completed,
thiB street will offer facilities for traffic, seldom equalled and nevor excelled. As haa been remarked several
times lately, the work on the lower
end of Douglas Btreet is finished and
is a credit to the board of works.
Around the Royal City Planing Mills,
streot patching has been going on for
some time, a number of years in fact,
and where onco the dusky Siwash
pitched his tent and caroused in the
bosom of the swamp, pretty safe from
the unwelcome gaze of the vigilant
polico officer, there now extend on
every hand broad, level roads compactly built of the refuse from the mill.
It used to be a nightly occurrence, the
arresting of intoxicated Siwashes in
this classic vicinity. The officer was
compelled to lead or drag his prisoner
along a narrow plank, and ns the Siwash is not totally devoid of humor,
he would ofton make excursions off
the plank into the muddy depths alongside, hauling the officer along with
him. Then was the air made warm
with loudly ejaculated expletives, and
the oflicer was wont to lift the drunken re I man and pitch him on to the
plank; and the depraved aon of the
woods was wont to give so much assistance that he generally overshot, the
mark and landed head first ou the
other Bide, to the unspeakable delight
of his captor, who, as a general thing,
requisitioned the forward compartment of his capacious shoe to express
his appreciation on the corporeal foundation of his prisoner. The Vancouver road has a good chance to develop
a fine crop of wheel ruts, as the passage of heavy losds over this highway
isalmost unceasing. Nearly all thecord-
wood used in the city comes from this
direction, and the vehieular traffic between this city and Vancouver is very
much more than the average citizen
has any idea of. Agnes street is be
ing touched off in an artistic manner.
The drains along the side of the roadway are being comfortably tucked in
with dirt, and if the surplus water will
only obligingly percolate over the
sides, the troubles of a certain admir-
ble body will practically end,
in ao far as Agnes street ts concerned.
The continuation of tho sidewalk
from the post oflice to Agnes street on
Mary street, is going forward and is
going to be a creditable piece of work.
That it has been badly wanted a long
time no one who has had to use Mary st.
will be prepared to dispute. If a suggestion is in order it might be pointed
out hore that no placo in tho city
needs a sidewalk so much us thut part
of'CIemont street lying between Agnes
street and Royal avenue. The foot
passenger traffic on this short piece
of street easily warrants the laying of
such a walk, and the present condition
of it is, not to put it too strongly, bad.
Nearly everyone going to the fair
grounds, the old atheletio park and
the residence rcgon on tho crown of
the hill uses this thoroughfare, many
of them several times a day. Tho
fragment of sidowalk alongside the
Queen's Hotel on Clement streot stops
abruptly ten yards or so up tho hill.
Beyond ita confines oceans of mud
await the wayfarer all the way up to
Royal avenue,	
l.;«.w.v,if,~,i,UL:::;^-.Uj.s-;..'*niaQ.,a-tt
Exchange of Compliments.
The following invitation has been
received by Mr. Thomas Cunningham,
president of tho British Columbia Agricultural Society, from Mr. Amos
Rowo, president cf the Calgary Agricultural Society:
"I beg to extend you a cordial invitation to our fair to be held on tho
Oth and 10th inst., und regret very
much being unuble to attend your
meeting, which was entirely owing to
business engagements here."
To this Mr. Cunningham, who is determined to niuko a point for Westminster out of every possiblo occasion,
replied ns follows:
"Your kind invitation to mo to bo
present at your annual fair cumo to hand
only yesterduy, too late of course to on-
able mo to avail myself of the great
pleasure it would havo given me to he
present with you ou such an important
occasion. I cordially reciprocate the
generous feeling which prompted you,
and in proof thereof I beg to tondor you
a standing invitation to visit ns at our
next annual show, and on behalf of tho
officers and directors of the British Co-
luinbiu Agricultural Association I promiso you a cordial reception, uud uu exhibition far surpassing anything of tho
kind over held in this province. We
aro noar neighbors, and tho more we
know of each othor, and the closer wo
aro drawn together, the better for the
interest of both sections of our beloved
country. I most earnestly hope that
these agricultural and industrial gatherings may roault in tho development of
the interests which thoy represont, nnd
closer business relations betweon Alberta
and British Columbia. Onr resourcos
and productions aro ao varied, our geographical positions so different, that oach
province is a complement of tho other.
Wo are necessary to each other, and the
sooner this fact is realized in its broadest
aouso tho better for all concerned, Pardon me for inflicting such a lengthened
reply, but tho occasion scens so opportune that I could net resist tho impulse
to writo a fow sentences on behalf of
good neighborhood."
The United States coast surveying
steamer Carlyle F. Patterson arrived
at Port Townsend on Wednesday after
ernoon on her way to San Francisco
from her season's survey of the southern Alaska coast. The Patterson left
port, going north, on the 15th of last
April, and arrived at Cleveland passage, a few miles above Cape Fanshuw,
on the 27th of April. From this point
she mado surveys of tho coast about
Admiralty Island, Seymour Canal nnd
Holklum Bay whero the season's work
terminated, The season was generally
rainy, with but two weeks of fine
weather in July, and this was of perfect beauty. The scenery of the unexplored Admiralty Island is spoken
of by the officers aB most grand and
sublime, and the glaciers of Holkhau
Buy wero beautiful and interesting.
The Gedna, now on the coast of
Oregon, will sail next season and resume the survey. Tho Patterson started homeward trom Juneau September
29th.	
A llli-li Valley.
Messrs. John Fannin, of the provincial museum, and D. E, Campbell,
drugaist, returned a few days ago from
the Spallumcheen countiy, where
they had been hunting for several
weeks. They were remarkably successful in the chase, seven cariboo and
several mule doer and other large game
having fallen bofore tlieir rifles. Mr.
Fannin will add to the museum a
wholo Cariboo family—male, fomale
and calf—and a great many varieties of
birds and small unimuls. Tho pnrty
camo very nearly capturing a grizzly,
or perhaps the grizzly came near capturing the party. The king of the
muuntains was met on the trail at
niglit and escapea in the darkness.
Mr. Fnnnin says ho was a monster.
Stuffed for the museum it would huve
been a fine acquisition to the already
fine collection of native animals, and
an effort will be made to capture one
of the best in tho Spallumcheen mountains, where they are believed to be
plentiful. Both Messrs. Campbell and
Fannin were astoniehed at what thoy
saw iti the valley. They did not believe that within the boundaries of
British Columbia thero was such a
large area of splendid farming land, or
that such magnificent crops of grain
were grown as thoy saw in the Spallumcheen valley. The incomparable
beautios of the landscape, from the
flat lands to tho top of tho Gold Range,
which everywhere had the appearance
of a vast park, was another revelation
to them.—rimes.
OUR TERMINAL HOTEL.
Nelson  Bennet Kim Controls tlie Finest
Hotel un the Coast.
A deal which caused no little surprise in this city was made last night,
by which the Tacoma hotel will change
hands, the consideration being $2D0,-
000. The new proprietors are ten in
number, among thein being Allen C.
Mason, Nelson Bennett, G. Collis,
W. J. Thompson, Paul Schulze and
five others. It was stated on the
streets laBt evening that the sale of
the hotel was undor consideration,
but no roliablo information couid be
learned until today. It is understood that tho Tacoma Land Company
first decidod to sell the Tacoma InBt
August, when Mr. John C. Bullett,
oue of the trustees of tho Tacoma
Land Company, and agont for Mr. C.
B. Wright, wns in the city. Whilo
the hotel at present is n paying institution, nnd is n source of considerable
revenue to the corporation whicli controls it, it has answered their purpose,
and having an opportunity to sell tho
hotel to porsons who will manage it
in a manner suitable to all concerned,
thoy decided to dispose of it at a figure at which the purchasers would be
able to realize something from thoir
investment. The deal was made by
Mr. Nelson Bennett, while on a trip
cast, ho having returned but yesterday. The heaviest stockholders are
Allen C. Mason and Nelson Bennett.
For tho presont the management of
the hotel will not be changed, but it
is understood that changes will bc
made in the future.—JVicoma Globe.
CORRESPONDENCE.
Hns Xot irilliili-nwn.
Editor Columbian.—I am imformcil
that a repoi t is being circulated that I
have withdrawn from the political contest in favor of some other candidate
1 desire to contradict this rumor nnd to
assure tho electors of this city thnt I
shall not withdraw for any consideration
whatever. If tho taxpayers soe lit to
elect mo I shall serve them to the bust of
my ability, ami contend faithfully for
the interests of this city.
Thomas Cunningham
New Westminstor, Oct. 12, 18S0.
Luiial Polllilis Mill llie N.W.S.U.R
Editor Columiiian.—You will pleaso
permit a partial stronger in your community to say a fow words anient Llio
question of selecting tho most fit and pi-o
per person from nniongat the number
whose names liavo been spukon of to fill
tlie vacancy caused by the removal of
Mr. Bole from a scat in tho local legislature to a soft soat on the "bench." I
hnvo for a short time been taking notes
of men and things in this royal burgh.
Your political meeting the other night
showed pretty clearly that on political
matters tho citizens of Westminstor are
a littlo behind tho ago; you socm to have
no faith in one another; instead of discussing tho questions that would affect
your best interests, you seem to bo possessed with a spirit of jealousy, ono
against tho othor, After tho noblo effort
mado by your citizons in the matter of
the agricultural exhibition, I cxpeotod to
hear moro sensible bnsincsB talk at your
political meeting. If it would not bo
out of placo in n new chum, 1 would
give you good poopio of tho royal city a
little iidvioo in this matter, Von seem
to have throe candidates who arc rather
anxious to ropresent yuu hi the local
parliament. Mr. Jenns, who first addressed the meeting, is a youug lawyer
of some promise in his profession; if you
have any good wish'for his future well-
fare, advise him to keep out of politics
and let him stay at home, Mr. Diokinson
would have no objection to try his hand
again in the local house, but surely ho
has had enough of that already; he
seems to bo a very nice, inoffensive man,
but in my country ho would nover be
taken for a politician; he Jacks vim, and
is not selfish enough. Mr. Cunningham,
although he may have gone half seas
ovor to Undo Sam, in order to protect
his proporty, seems to be possessed of a
good deal of tho suitable stuff for a
modern politician. "Grip" took his
measure, whon he pictured him with the
provincial premier on tho palm of his
left hand aud an Irish shilalah in his
right, commanding him to potlatch or
fall. You can't do hotter than try Tom
for the last session of the prosent parliament. The way ho has managed the
agricultural exhibition allows that, although ho may havo a small liatchei to
grind for his own use, yet Ilo will grind
more public concessions from the James
Bay caucus than any or all the other
candidates put together.
While my hand is in, perhaps you will
allow mo to express my opinion on the
Southorn Railway question as it now
stands. Although a comparative stranger amongst you, yet I havo boon taking
notice of mutters and things in general,
and this railway matter iu particular.
Tho codicil (if I may use the expression)
that was published yesterday in your valuable paper, is, so far, more satisfactory
than before, but there would need to be
a good many such codicils to tho will of
tho railway company boforo it can be
easily understood hy the rank and file of
the tax-payers, who will have to foot the
bills should tho by-law pass; the whole
business is too complex; it should bo so
pluin that ho who runneth might read
and understand. What Westminster
wants more than anything else is a free
and easy communication with tho farming districts. Tho ferry charter whicli is
now owned by the city, should never be
parted with until a crossing, either by a
first-class ferry or bridge, is made across
the Fraser opposito the two trunk roads
leading.from tliis city to the boundary
line south; any bargain that fails to
accomplish that beyond a doubt, will bo
a dead failure. The time was when
Westminster thought sho could exist
without the farmers, but now it is entirely changed; without the support of
the farmers sho could not have had file
next exhibition here. Make sure of a
freo and easy crossing of the river opposite the city, into the heart of this garden of the province, and Westminater is
sure to bo as busy as a bee-hive. Without it she will be cut off from her natural support. Observer,
New West., Oct. 12,1889.
An old German named Henry Kern
oommitted suicide in Winnipeg by
shooting, Tuesday night. He came
from Fergus Falls, Minn., and claimed
he was ill-treated by his sons.
C. C. Richards k Co.
Gents,—X took a severe oold, whioh
settled in my throat and lungs and
caused me to entirely lose iny voico.
For six weeks I Buffered great pain and
discomfort, and tried numerous remedies.
My wifo advised mo to try MINARD'S
LINIMENT and the effect wns magical,
for after only three doses and an outward application, my voico returned and
I was able to speak in the Army that
night, a privilege I had been unable to
enjoy for six weeks. These facts can he
verified by numbers of people in this
town. Charles Plummer.
\Tariiiouth.
Ground Feed For Sale.
Ground l'eas $30 00
"    Barley  30 00
"        "   and l'eas,mixed.... 30 00
"     Outs      "      " 1—i poas 29 00
"      " 1-i   "   27 00
"     Oats  2G 00
TERJIS CASH on clollvory for tho abovo
low prices,
All grain thoroughly cleaned niter being
dried.
njuCush paid for Ilrst-clnss bnrloy and
wii out.
lANIIt.KY MILLS,
Lunglcy, 11.0.
Jas, Hassock, Proprietor* ooOw
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and Strength Renewed, and
of Ease and Comfort
Follows tho uso of Syrup of Figs, aa it
acts gently On tho
Kidneys, Liver W Bowels
Effectually Cleansing tho System when
Costivo or Bilious, Dispelling
Colds, Headaches and Fevers
and permanently curing
HABITUAL CONSTIPATION
witliout weakening or irritating tho organs on which it nets,
li'or Bololu 7Do bottles by nil Leading
Druggists.
UAHorAcriiiuui osi*v it tub
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DON'T FORGET THE ADDRESS:
Columbia St., -New We-sbminste-'
IOR   TQ -
SAMUEL MELLARD,  -  CHiLLIWHACK,
Whom we have appointed our sole agent for our celebrate'.']
Stoves in that district. Mr. Mellard will supply our Stoves at-!
New Westminster prices, dwnoiyi
Bryan O'Lynn had no boots for to wear,
So he came to Westminster to buy him a pair.
" I'll have one pair of thick ones and one pair of thin,
If I can find J. Rousseau's," says Bryan O'Lynn.
He hunted the stores all along the main route,
Says he, "The right one I've not yet found out.
I want J. Rousseau—I'll buy only from him,
For he sells the cheapest," says Bryan O'Lynn.
He stepped a little west of McKenzie street,
He met Rousseau's sign—sure it was a great treat;
He lifted the latch, and Jim stood within,
" I've found it at last," says Bryan O'Lynn.
We showed him both Calf Boots, Kip and Cowhide,
The ones we praise mostly, without seams at the side.
We have Boots of all kinds, from Quebec and Berlin;
" Sure you have boots for the million," says Bryan O'Lynn.
He bought him his boots, which of course were no trash,
He paid down the money, for we sell only for cash;
To the public he says, "Be not taken in,
But buy from J. Rousseau," says Bryan O'Lynn.
" If there is a leak in the toe or side of your shoe,
Just take it to Rousseau, that's all you need do;
He will peg it or patch it just while you are in,
And the charge seems like nothing," says Bryan O'Lynn.
R. J. ARMSTRONG,
r>Bl^.X,E!It   IXT
Choice Family Groceries!
FINEST CREAMERY BUTTER A SPECIALTY.
Xjalorador ■HZexring-s,
.L^acOserel, Salt Cod.,
Aiiaour's "CTnc. ."Karris,
Axmovir's "CJnc. Bacon.
■F-lo-ur. Bran. Slioxte,
^-HIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR FARM PRODUCE,
noidwiy Scoullar-Armstrong Block, Columbia St.
G. McDONOUGH,
(LHNDBOM'S BUILDINO, FRONT STREET)
na&xss I2T
HANDISE!
Constantly on Hand an Extensive Stoclt of
Dry Goods, Groceries,  Boots & Shoes, lints & Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, Ae.
IMC .EI Iff'S3     .-SB     BO-STIS'      £3 TfJ It -2-J- S3 .
Great Varioty of Household Articles.   Also,
GRAIN, SEEDS,  POTATOES,  LIME and   GENERAL STORES,
IU. B.—Farm Produce bought at market rates or Bold on commission,  ■es.Onlers
from the Inierlor promptly attended to. tlwjestc
For First-class Family Groceries and Provisions, go to
SINCLAIR'S,     •     Oolumbia Sueet.
New Goods arriving all the time. A nice lot of CHRISTIE S
CRACKERS & BISCUITS just to hand. New SYRUPS, MOLASSES, etc., etc.   Call and get prices. dwtc
ES D. RAE
[SUCCESSOR TO 1).  MePHADEN]
DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF FIRST-CLASS
Groceries and Provisions
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Coffees Roasted and Ground on the Premises.   Fino Teas a Specialty,
dwly ""OOLUMBIA 8TREET VOLUME 34.
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WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, OCTOBER 16, 1889.
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NO. 42.
Wsekla British Columbian
IVcilUCSlIll}'   ^StH'llilip, OCI.  BO, 13S».
ON THE STUMP.
Leading Local Orators with Parliamentary Aspirations Address
tlio Public Meeting
Which is Attended by Two Hundred Qualified Voters of the
Boyal City.
An Evening of Groat Entertainment, hut Unaccompanied with
Startling Besults.
The audience which gathered within
the city hall last Wednesday night was,
before the work of the evening began,
a most orderly and intolligont-lookinj-
one, and it was apparent that many of
the oldero of the city had como out to
debate tho important question of parliamentary representation for Westminster. Unfortunately the presenco
of a few persons, chiefly at the rear of
the hall under tho shadow of the gallery where their faces could not be
seen and whero tlieir lupine howls
could bo emitted without fear of detection, was a source of annoyance the
whole evoning. Tlio rough aud un-
gontlemnnly conduct of this apparently inevitable section of all our important meotlngs was not tho work of
young, raw boys, full of fun and noise.
Had it been, the niatter would havo
awukened no surprise, but to seo full-
grown men conducting themselves liko
Fiji Islanders going to battle, is moro
calculated to inspire disgust than
amusement. The chairman, Mayor
Townsend, seemed thoroughly disgusted with the behavior of the crowd
at the other end of tho hall and more
than onco intimated as much.
When Alderman Curtis arose and
moved that Mayor Townsond tako the
chnir, the hall was nearly filled. Tho
motion being aeconded, his worship
ascended the platform and said that
thoy had gnthored to-night to select
some good ond true man to represent
this city in the local house. He hoped
tho audience would give all tlie candidates nnd other gentlemen who would
speak, a patient, quiet hearing. Ho
thought a proper representative could
be solected from the audience; one
who would ropresent the people and
not use tho position to further his own
interests as has heretofore invariably
been the case.   (Applause).
Mr. Jonns was then called upon and
took the platform amid great applause.
He said that although a lawyer ho was
not much of a speaker and hia remarks,
he assured the audience, would bo very
few. Iu the first place in coining forward as a candidate for office he could
Bay that it was a difficult matter to- determine what Bupport tho govornment
ought to get, but he would not go
flat-footed against the government.
He would follow any well-defined system of government, not a party of ono
or two men. The most important
thing was the redistribution of scats
and representation by population. He
had not been able to procure statistics
to present to-night, but ho could safely assert that this district had a greater
population than the whole of Vancouver Island. Secondly, he would advocate tho erection of a traffic bridgo
across the Pitt River. There was in
thut district a largo tract of available
agricultural land, and a bridgo would
throw it into direct communication
with Westminster. He had spoken to
many fanners in that district nnd thoy,
to a man, said a bridge would be tho
best thing possible at the point named.
Thirdly, the new oourt-hui.se should
bo Been to this year; the present courthouse was quite inadequate for the
wants of the city, Mr. Jenns concluded his remarks by assuring his
hoarcrs that should they send him to
the houso ho would fight epunkily for
the redistribution of seats; and asked
tho electors, if they chose him, to send
him ns an independent member.
Mr, M. Sinclair was next called upon
by tho nudienco vociferously, but Mr.
Sinclair declined to tako the rostrum.
Alderman T. Cunningham wns next
called, and stopped upon the platform
saluted by the applause of his support-
era. Mo began his remarks by saying
he was surprised to hour Air. Jenns
beg off from making a speech. If a
barrister could do thut, having had n
month of loisuro to prepare, ho could
clnim cqunl consideration. His time
during tho last two weeks had been
fully occupiod by mutters other than
political. His head had boon full of
the exhibition, and was in a continual
whirl nnd lud not tho timo to preparo
an nddress. It was bad enough to be
criticized by tho ordinary, common reporters of the daily press, but whon
the princo of caricature himself, Mr.
Bengough, wus present it was a matter
to put the bost speaker on his mottle,
and he hoped Mr. Bengough would bo
light ontlie amateur politicians. Westminster's geographical situation was
vory influential and shu should lend oil'
ill ali .pattern of provincial im-wost,
Bllt in this respeot we had, somehow
not dono our duty. Wo hud allowed
ourselves to become alienated, as it
were, from tho Island and other parts
of tho provinco. An effort hnd been
made threo or four years ngo to remedy
this alienation in part and to remedy
also tho land-laws. Ho wns proud
that thu Dominion government hud
been compelled to baok down nnd remodel tho lund-laws in the intorest of
tho settlers of British Columbia. Mr.
Cunningham hero gavo nn interesting
recapitulation of tho lato history of tlio
Now Westminster district in regard to
tlio city and laws. Ho had lind good
help in currying out the oxhibition,
and it wai no mere country show. Wo
ought to determine to mnke it n continued thing. We hud been Buffering
a mild boycott, bllt we had lately
bIihwh how niucli we cured fnr nny
boycott.     Wu  were  not  advertised
_h. BncJi in Ontario mople knew
all about Viotoria and Vancouver, but
nothing of Now Westminster. At tlio
Toronto exhibition ho wus proud to
say we had taken tho prizo for fruit
over all Canada. What wo wanted
waa to bo more talked about; wo ought
to bring ourselvea muro beforo tho
people of eastern Canada,. Ho advocated applying to tho great manufacturing firms and the prominent
nowspapors in tho east to send representatives out here. Ho would in
particular champion tlio rights of tho
farmers of the New WeBtmiiiBtor district. He hoped wo never should see
tho farmers divorced from Westminster. The city and the farming community hnd to go hand in hand for
their mutual benefit. Ho nevor would
blindly support any government. It
bad been said that he would. Ho
asked, was that liis record? He would
challenge nny man to say different.
Ho would opposo the Dominion government ovory timo they attempted to
imposo on thom. Ho had gone
through this district holding tho government up to ridicule during the land
laws troublo, and he was ready to attack them again when necessary in the
interests of New Westminster. Westminster wants a §25,000 court house,
ho would try to get more when ho
went to tlio house (laughter), and a
§15,000 or §20,000 school liouse. He
would push for thoso requirements
with all his soul. Another thing ho
would insist upon was a trunk road
down the North Arm. We had loBt
all the North Arm trade on account of
having no road fcr the ubo of the
fanners. We had the whole district
bohind uo if we could only got at it by
means of good roads. Another road
was wanted on Lulu Island; and the
condition of tho road between Brownsville and POpoum was shameful, two
thirds of it waa impassable. Many
settlers in that quarter are suffering
and the matter ought to be remedied
at once. Tho traffic bridge on tho
Pitt rivor was no new thought, we had
boon harping on that string for three
or four years. But it would take him
all night to enumerate half of tho
things wo ought to got. He would
liko Mr. Bengough to illustrate this
thought, on one side a faultlessly
dressed Victoria dudo, driving along
one of those beautiful Vancouver Ialand roads in an English dog-cart, and
on the other side a Westminster district settler with a stove on his back
toiling waist deep through the mud to
reach his shality. He would like to
tell Mr. Bengough how Victoria had
ruled the roost for years past. No
part of Britisli Columbia had suffered
like Westminster, she was not the pet
of any government uud what she had
got was obtained by hor own sturdy
efforts. The victories were all our
own. Viotoria inDuenco has kopt this
province hack for the last twenty-five
years. He had seen hundreds of
happy farmer's homes in Orogoa and
Washington Territory and ho could
provo that those very settlers originally came to British Columbia and by
Victoria influence had been turned back
and gone to the American side, and
thoso men had been loot to this pro
vince, to Canada and tho Britiah empiro. Victoria wanted to Bhove her
members into all the vacant seats on
tho mainland as well as the island.
But lot hor attond to hor own affairs;
we havo given her a demonstration
during tho last fow days of what wo
can do in that direction, and he hoped
the lesson would not bo lost on her.
He belioved Westminstor was the heat
place for the aeat of government, it
was central, easily reached and poa-
aessed moro solid advantages than Victoria. It had boon aaid that he was a
selfish man. But he would deny that
chargo. Ho challenged any man to
show when or whoro ho had ever boon
Bullish in public affairs. Tho bill for
hardware for tho exhibition Bhowed
that only ton per cont. of the total
amount wont to tho two Cunningham
hardware houses in tho city. Ho had
boen faithful in the duty entrusted to
him and he would bo faithful to tho
end. Ho would uso tbo position for
the advantage of Westminster; not
abuse it for his own benefit. Ho
thought ho could do well for Westminster, ho had made a good record this
year and it was his intention to do his
duty in overy rotation of lifo. (Ap-
plauso).
Aid. Jaques, who had been shouting
out something from the darkness under
tho gallery, but which oould not be
distinguished on account of the yells
of the audience, of "platform, platform," strode forward to tho platform
and said lie would ask tho electors of
Wostmiuater what they could be thinking about to elect a man to represent
tliom who had forsuworn his allegiance
to tho British government.
Mr, Sinclair wantod tu know if tho
81,400 for hardware used at the park
covered everything or only a pnrt of
the work. Aid. Cunningham replied
that tho Sl.dOO mentioned covered
everything. As lo tho allegiance business ho said he had never eworn allegiance to any sovereign, princo or potentate other that] Her Majesty Queen
Victoria. Aid. Jnquea ngain took tho
platform nmi from memory recited the
form of tlm declaration of tin intend*
ing American citizen,  which   ho said |
11,iu uooil .1,.1,1,1 miu  bllpSvll'lOliu    iu Dy
Mr. CiiniiiiiL'liiin, and said .lie could
prove it, too. Aid. Cuntiinghuin said,
in explanation, that it was a recognized
fact all over the United Stutos thnt an
alien, if he wishes tn protect his property,must declare his intention to bo-
comoa citizen, und this was all ho had
done, ho Jiud never gono any further
than that. But porhaps the very man
who wns making this huo and cry wus
not nbovo suspicion himself, Perhaps if we were to enquire closely wo
might even find that he had shouldered
the gun and bayonet lo light for Undo
yum. (Cries of, "oh, oh, li'd novor do
that, you know, he ain't mun enough,")
Aid. Cunningham repeated, "no, ho is
not man onough,"  Again  ho  would
0 tho platform, and u porfect whirlwind of applause, mingled with cheers,
saluted the popular ox-meyor as ho
stepped forward to nddress the meeting. He began by recommending that
Mr. Cunningham be sent nt once to
tho house, and if ho could do only one
third of what ho had said he would,
Westminster would be well served, indeed. But he waa sorry to hear so
much capital "I" in Mr. Cunningham's
harangue. He aeemed unwilling to
give any credit to the committees
which had so ably seconded him.
There woro many things he claimed
to have dono which others ought to
havo got the credit for; Mr. Homer,
for instance, who had .slaved day and
night and doue his best for the city.
He had not como there to mako a
speech, but ho would havo liked if Mr.
Cunningham had given a little more
credit to his co-workers. Wo should
send a man to Victoria who would
thoroughly represent us, a man with a
mind and will of his own, who would
not bo a nonentity, somebody who
would be approved by the government.
Mr. Jenns, like Mr. Cunningham, had
promised to support the government,
and hia claims were worthy of consideration. He thought that high schools
ought to be be made self-supporting
and they could be made so. He
thought the Lulu Island road and
bridge would be a great benefit to the
city and he could entirely concur with
Aid. Cunningham in saying that the
roada from Westminster were in a
shocking condition. But he would
conclude by reiterating that if Mr.
Cunningham could get for the city one
half or ono third of what he Bays, we
had better send him us soon aa possible.   (Applause).
Ex-Mnyor Hendry waa tho next
speaker. He said he waa nota candidate
for the legislature, ho had had all the
honors ho could stand for some time
to come. Mr. Cunningham had shown
iu a masterly manner what the uoeds of
tho city woro, ond he took pleasure in
moving a resolution "that in tho opinion of this meeting Aldorntan Thomas
Cunningham is a fit and proper person
to represent New Westminster oity
in tho legislature, and we hope
that he will be elected by acclamation. " Thia was seconded by Sergeant Major McMurphy,
Mr. Geo. A. Kelly at this point rose
and asked if it would be in order to
make an amendment to that resolution. Being informed in the affirmative, Mr. Kelly got up upon the platform. He was hailed with roara of
welcome that ahook the building to
its foundation, and were doubtless
audible blocks away. Mr. Kelly said
this meeting was assembled to discharge a very important duty. Would
they elect a man to represent himself ?
If they ex.,11 ined the legislative assembly they would not find a man who
represented anybody but himself. He
had been 25 years in the province and
tho system of self-representation has
been the rule all that time. The people were pawns on the political chessboard, and not represented at all.
He was always opposed^io Mr. John
Robson's policy, but believed him a
clevor politician, and he (the speaker),
was not prepared to oppose his government just now. The wildeat Tipperary
tenant would not think of killing a tyrant landlord next week who would lie
sure to die a natural death in six
inonths. Next session would end Mr.
Robson's carocr as a local politician,
and it remained for them to elect a
man not opposed to tho government
but fit to express his own ideas and
theirs in the local legislature He
did not think Mr. T. Cunningham a
tit porson to represent them. Ho had
condemned himself by admitting that
ho was pledged to become an American
citizen. He broko that pledge just as
soon as ho found it would suit his own
interest to do ao. Could thoy trust
bucIi a man to koop tho pledges ho
would mako to thom) Aa a newspaper reporter, in tlio city council
chamber, lie had a good opportunity
to judgo Mr. Dickinson na u publio
man and never know him to vote
against tho city's interest.! in favor of
his own. Ho was pledged to support
Mr. Jeniia who us "attorney-general
for tho opposition" would havo great
influence. In dealing with an opposition in whicli tlicro was r, legal adviser
tho government would have to he very
careful, and Mr. Jonns under tho circumstances would have moro influence
than five men liko Mr. Cunningham.
Ho begged leave to propose the following amendment to Mr. Hendry's resolution: "Thnt Mr. Thomas Cunningham is not lit to represent this oity,
and that ono of the other two be elected." After some delay the amendment wns seconded liy Mr. Boors.
Mr. Kelly objeotod to the mimes of
the candidates boing inserted nnd
said thoy could attend to that oftcr
tho  amendment    had  boon  carried.
Mr. Kelly's spcoch was moat humorous and was interrupted by roam of
laugher mnny times.
As soon as the tremendous upi'oiir
and shouts of merriment time greeted
the finish of Mr. Kelly's remarks had
partially subsided, Mr. T. J. Trapp requested permission to nsk mie question, A deafening chorus of "platform, platform," brought Mr. Trapp,
smiling, to itio front,    Uo asked if it
submit to an flection liy neclnmntion
taken hero. Iiu unid it would bo a
graceful thing to send a man to support the government and asked tho
candidates to consider tlmt aspect of
tho question. We want n good deal
and Mr. Cunningham wns going to
stand up sturdily lor us. Mr. Cunningham kilo* what we wanted, ho. had
the inside track on .that subject. Mr.
Jonns wuh iv very able gentleman, but
young, and besides be had not identified hiinaelf asa public iiian. In fact
the ni'ij 'l'ity of lho people didn't know
much nf liim.
Mr. M. Sinclair advised the audience
lo select the best man boforo thein, and
remarked that  ho  thought Wostniin-
ropi'OBonta-
a warm eulogy on ex Mayor Dickinson.
Mr. S. H. Webb and Mr. W.
Howay also spoke iu the same  strain.
Mr. Dickinson said the two other
candidates had been canvassing for a
month and it would be no use of hiin
trying to make head against that start,
but if requisitioned he would Btand.
Mr. Jenns said it would be unfair to
his constituents to withdraw from the
contest at this juncture, and he would
therefore contest the election to the
best of hia power and ability. ThiB
meeting he said was no fair thing to
go by: thero wero 1200 electors in the
citj and only about 160 present. The
questions could only be settled at the
polls.
His worship mado some justly so-
vore reflections on the disorderly
crowd at the farther end of the hall,
who, although not entitled to vote,
made the most noise. Ho hoped the
best man would bo elected. Ho then
proposed putting the resolutions.
Aid. Curtis, as he stepped out to the
front, was saluted by hearty applause,
He said ho was u great stickler for fair
play, and thought tho chairman was
putting tho resolution wrong, as it
did away with the ballot. Some
gentlemen had been telling them
what certain men had not done.
Now, something elso devolved upon
ua more than merely returning a man
to a parliamentary seat. The day had
passed away when a man could say,
"I've done no harm." He wouldn't
give two straws for a man who had
done no harm in the community. Aid.
Cunningham had displayed an unusual
amount of energy, and it was time that
Westminstor had somebody of that
stamp to represent her. But what
was it to have a clean record! Hadn't
we all clean records (a familiar voice
from the rear, "not by a hanged
Bight!" roara of laughter). He could
find a thousand men who had unimpeachable records in thia city, but not
one among thom fit to represent us in
parliament. Mr. Jenns was not a
public man, but Mr. Cunningham had
distinguished himself in standing up
for duty. (Applause). Mr. Cunningham was a stayer, a most important thing in a politician. He
was a man who would stick to the
government like a burr until he
got what his constituency wanted; he
would literally take them by the
throat for the sake of his city. And
what was the good of a man who
couldn't blow himself up a little, once
in a while! He was surprised to hear
Mr. Kelly carry on in the way that he
did; he made that amendment for no
good and pushod two men into the resolution so as to stand Mr. Cunningham off. Mr. Kelly, "no such thing."
A voice from the rear, "Not by a
hanged sight." Aid. Curtis left the
rostrum amid deafening applause and
the wildeat uproar in the body of the
hall. This was redoubled when Mr,
Kelly was seon to take the platform,
He said he was perfectly amazed at the
"cheek" and the cool assurance of that
raw young man. But, as has ofton
been said, "Who thinks he knows
everythihg more than the man
that doesn't know anything!'
This young man knew nothing
of his own profession, and yet he
camo here to advise you. He told you
gravely that he was "one of the fam
ily;" yes, one of the local, royal, pious
family whose reign is over. Bet if
thoy were influenced by his suggestion and followed him, he would wish
thein guod-bye. The chairman said
Mr. Bole's resignation hud not yet
been published, but would be out
soon. A vote of yeas and nays was
taken on the resolution, and ao far as
that imporfect form of judging went
the nays most decidedly had it.
His worship thanked tho audience
for their attondanco and Baid he would
bo happy to call another meeting at
any time tho electors wished. This
ended one of thu liveliest and most
amusing meetings held in the Royal
City in a long time,
MBS. GEORGE WISE.
Again
say ho wns a full fledged British  sub- j strr oity might to linyu
ject and a  loyal  ouo.    Ringing  ap-1 livo fur herself nlono.
plausu greit.'d the  conclusion  of  his I    Mr.-   Beers   moot  reluctantly camo
iip-'ooh. ! r-■ 11-.■':■■' -md i'.ildi-i'--s -I   the   meoting,
Ex-Mayor Dickinson was noxt culled i his remarks being inuinly ooulinod   to
Tlie Descendant uf an Indian Itnjiili, ller
History.
Mrs. Georgo Wise, the widow of tho
lato Georgo Wise, who at tho time of
his death was registrar of tho court at
Westminster, and formerly connected
witli the preBS of this city, having been
thrown upon hor rosources to ruiiko a
living, is at present engaged in teaching a syatem of hand-painting on silk
nnd velvet which she waa tho tirst to
introduce into thia country. Mndaino
Aida Zuleika Wiso haa a remarkable
history. She ia tho graiid-duuglitor of
a princeas of India and the granddaughter of one of tho must powerful
rajahs that thnt country has had in
modern timcB. Ho was enormously
wealthy, numbering his elephants by
hundreds and his palaces by scores,
Whon the iron hand of Clivo wns subjecting tho country tho rajah, a warm
friend of the conqueror, was assassinated nnd his family destroyed by a
jealous relative who espoused tho causo
of tho malcontents. Only ono daughter cscapod--the Princess Morgheu-
hnyo—who married an English ollicor.
She left two sona, ono of whom bo-
camo a major in tho British army and
the other u captain in thu East Indian
navy. Mrs. Wise is tlio daughter uf
the inst moiitiouod officer. We understand it is the lady's wish to return to
India, and she is bonding evory energy
to the accomplishment of that object.
We know her to bo an accomplished
lady and most proficient in the particular art which sho teaches—East Indian work of rare beauty. Its adaptability to house ornamentation in many
forms makes it a valuable acquisition
nt a time when beautiful homes are
becomini* numerous and now ornamental designs and methods are being eagerly sought for by the refined ill all
eiussos of socioty.—Victoria Times.
Nicholas MoLean foil off a load of
hay at Gladstone, Man., the other day,
nnd was instantly lulled.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
The Australian colony of Victoria
is well supplied with religions. Although ita population is only a
little over a million it has no fewer
than 150 different sects unci denominations, not including one lot of
six persons who describe their religion in the census papers as "£, s.
d."
It is not a Yankee invention, for
it originated in the brain of a Frenchman. Coats and tronsers are hereafter to bo made with large waterproof pockets, wliich will contain a
small amount of carbolic acid. If
the wearer falls into the water, a
small outlet will let in just enough
to create a gas, which will float
the man for a number of hours.
Launches propelled by electricity
are now common on tho Thames.
Heretofore the use of the steam
launch has been attended with more
or less discomfort, but by means of
electrio storage batteries the distasteful features of common navigation are done away with. The
use of the storage batteries involves
obtaining a supply of electricity
whenever this may be needed. To
accomplish this, floating electric
power stations have been put up at
various points on the river.
The fact that Mr. Gladstone is a
Scotchman without a drop of any
other than Scotch blood in his veins,
is claimed by Mr. T. P. O'Connor to
be a very important factor in the
mental characteristics of the ex-
premier of the United Kingdom.
It may also be remembered that his
nationality has contributed largely
to his success as a political leader,
having certainly been worth very
many votes to him in Scotland,
while not operating in the least to
his disadvantage in England.—Ex.
"Great Scott, Maria !" exclanted
a Chicago father as he saw his infant son with the daily paper in his
chubby list, don't you know you
musn't allow that!" "Why, what's
the matter, James!" replied the
mother, "Tommy's amused and
what harm can there come of it!"
"What harm 1 Can't you see that
ho iB likely to reoeivo certain impressions regarding the Cronin case,
and that when he grows up he will
be disqualified from sitting on the
jury ? If you women had your way
the Oronin murderers would never
come to trial."
As might have been expected,
the real estate "boom" in Southern
California has collapsed with disastrous results, and it is likely that
the development of that portion of
the State will prove to have been
retarded rather than advanced by
it. Many paper cities in which lots
were sold at extraordinary prices do
not boast a single inhabitant, and
in one in Los Angelos county, in
which a large hotel was erected and
public buildings were begun, a watchman is the sole resident. It is
simply the old story of unwise speculation ; tho larger the bubble, the
greater tho collapse.
Galignani tells that recently nt
Mayenmountier, in the Vosgcs,
some citizens assembled in the main
thoroughfare in order to hoot M
Jules Ferry at the closo of a public
meeting. The ex-premier, much to
to their stiprise, went among tbem,
and in a friendly, jocular way
asked how much thoy wero puid to
shout him down. "A day's wages,"
they replied. "Very well," said
the ex-premier, "I give you down
on the nail, two days' wages to ery
'Vive Ferry !' " The demonstrationists cheered him immediately, and
continued to shout in his praise until long uftor sundown.
The number of disasters and the
loss of lifo in connection with British shipping seems appallingly great
until wo remember how large a
portion of the world's shipping
Groat Britain controls. Even thon
tho figures aro startling. In the
year ending Juno 1888, the. number
of accidents to vessels was 7,724
und 2,534 lives were lost, There
wero DO'I ships wliich were total
losses with a tonnage of 203,0-18
tons. Nearly one-third of the lives
lost wero in missing ships, and in
the period we arc dealing with no
less thun 71 ships disappeared.
That is to say, every few days in
the year a British vessel disappears
never to to be heard of again. The
total number of deaths at sea, adding lo tho former number of 2,534
ali deaths whether by accident,
from natural oauscs, and the accidents in fishing craft and small
boats, gives a formidable total of
4,993. These figures reveal hotter
than rhetorical description the
dangers of the deep and the sufferings endured by thoso who livo a
seafaring life.
Mrs. P. Kelly, wife of Patrick Kelly,
reeve of Blythe,. Out., is doad. Shu
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NO. 42.
Weekly British Columbian
Wcilucsilny Miliums, Ool. 10, 1881).
The lust session of congress appropriated .?50,000 to defray the
expenses of an expedition to be
Bent under direction of tlie secretary
of tlio n;i vy to the west const of
Africa, to observe the total eclipse
of tho sun on December 22. It is
reported Umt tbe man-of-war Pensa-
cola will be employed for tliis expedition, and the preliminary details
have been arranged by a board, of
whicli Commodore John (J. Walker,
chief of the bureau of navigation;
Capt. R. L. Phythian, superintendent of tbo naval observatory; Prof.
Asaph Hall, of the naval observatory; and Prof. Simon Newcomb,
superintendent of the nautical almanac, are members. One of tho navy
officers, familial' with the details says:
"Tbe expedition will bs divided into two parties, ono of which will bo
under tlie direction of Prof. Joseph
.Russei, of Washington, and the
other under Prof. Todd, of Amherst.
The former is an expert in solar
photography, and will have charge
of the corps detailed to obtain photographs, of the eclipse. Permission
has been obtained from the Portuguese government far the expedition
to land at Ht. Paul do Loanrla, the
capital of the Portuguese possessions
on the west coast of Africa. The
expedition will proceed from that
placo inland to Maxima, on the
Cuanza River, where the two parties
will separate and take up stations
near that point, and have all of their
instruments sot up before the date
of the eclipse. The line of the centre of totality will strike the coast
at a point about, 100 miles south of
St. Paul de Loanda, and pass directly over tho stations. Tlie expedition will not be absent more, than
three months."
Elsewhere will be found a despatch, clipped from the Victoria
Times of Saturday, and by that paper credited to its Ottawa correspondent, whicli states that application has been made to the railway
committee of the Dominion privy
council, on behalf of the C.P.R., to
enable that company to build a
bridge ovor the .Fraser at the Mission, with nn eighty foot draw, tho
usual draw being one hundred feet.
The despatch also states that a
letter was read from the provincial
secretary of this provinco saying
that eighty feet would be sufficient in
the interest of navigation. Whether
this last statement is so or not, it is
to be hoped that the railway committeo of the privy council will not
grant the request of the C.P.R.
This question, it will be remembered,
came up last spring for the first
time, when The Columbian drew
public attention to the fact that tbe
O.P.R. was proceeding to construct
tho bridge in question with a sixty
foot draw, and protested against it.
The Westminster board of trado, as
well as the city council, immediately
took the matter up nnd sent urgent
protests to Ottawa, and the C.P.R.
sought to compromise by proposing
to the board of trade to put in a
draw of from seventy to eighty feet
in width. This the board took into
consideration, and, after receiving
the opinions of river captains and
pilots, reaffirmed its previous resolu-
lution that the draw should be at
least one hundred feet, and a resolution to that ellect was forwarded to
Mr. Abbott and to the minister of
marine at Ottawa. It should be
mentioned that tlie Victoria and
Vancouver boards of trade, and also
the district municipal councils along
the river, followed up the action of
the Westminster board of trade in
this matter. The provincial legislature, in session at the timo, also
passed a resolution memorializing
the Dominion authorities to the
same ellect. As a result of the
prompt and persistent notion of the
Westminster board of trade and its
allies, wo lind, by reference to our
files, that, on April 20th of this
year, the board of trado received a
telegram from Ottawa stating that
the C.P.R. had consented to mako
the Mission bridgo draw one hundred feet in width, and had given j day, foi tho socond '—:.,,. ... *• iittio
the Dominion government a guar- over a year, hy nn overwhelming
antee to that effeot. Delays followed majority, of the f;l 50,000 railway
in the construction of the bridge, as bonus by-law, the history of tho
everyone knows—in fact the work  Westminster Southern has been very
Had Mr. Firth, who died suddenly a week or two ago. lived but a
short while longer, he would hav
seen the lirst fruits of liis years of
unrelaxing labors in the interests of
Greater London, (as opposed to the
selfishness of tho city proper), in
the gigantic scheme of street improvements which is shortly to be
brought under operation. The Metropolitan Board of Works in its
day did grand and enduring work
for tlie improving and beautifying of
London, as the Thames embankment, Shnftsbury avenue, and other
equally fine thoroughfares stand to
witness. Lut that body fell into
tliu hands of boodlers, and so had to
bc snuffed out of existence. Then,
and only then, whon there was no
other course open, was London given
home rule, and what may lie termed
a parliament of its own. The county
council is hardly a year old, and it
is tlio child of the late Mr. Firth's
yoars of dreaming and fighting; for
whilst to him is duo the crediti of
the scheme, the realization of it was
not obtained without hard battling,
and sturdy resistance from the monopolists, tlie guilds, and the thousand and one vested interests wliich
saw in self government for London,
forecast of the reform which must
before many years compel the city
of London to make restitution to
those who have the misfortune to be
ratepayers in that Greater London,
that "pvovince covered with houses,"
outside the area whose limits are
Aldgate, Finsbury, Temple Bar, and
London Bridge. The county council has begun well in determining
to widen the Strand its whole length;
but to do this tho cost will bo tremendous. With the oxception of a
few streets in tho very heart of the
city, there is probably no place in
London, perhaps in the world, where
real estate is so valuable as in Fleet
street and its continuation, the
Strand. It is the main artery from
the fashionable West-end to the
city. It is lined by handsome stores
and hotels ond banking houses, and
possesses nearly a dozen large theatres. To widen this thoroughfare
Holywell street and probably three
or four more will have to be wiped
off the map. It is probable that St.
Clement Danes' Church, and the
monstrosity called a Griffin, set up
to mark the site of old Temple Bar,
will have to go likewise, and much
immensely valuable property will
have to he acquired and then demolished. But the new scheme is
to embrace another main artery connecting tho Strand with Holbom, a
street long required, but never before hoped for on account of the
cost. We are told through the
wires that these are only the beginnings of the improvements to be
effected, but if they wero tho end
thore would be immenso reason for
congratulation. Too long has London borne the reproach of being a
dirty, dismal and ugly place, without plan or design. Tho improvements hinted at here, however, will
go a vory long way to remove this
stigma, and when the Oovent Garden Market is rendered npp. oaohable
by broad streets, as it will be at no
far distant time, and when the Duke
of Bedford is made to look after his
property in that vicinity, and not
permitted to keep all London at a
standstill for his ducal pleasure, then
will tho Londoner be able, like Doctor Johnson, to take pride in suggesting n walk not only down Fleet
street but the Strand as well.
did, to pledgo their individual credit
rather than that the undertaking
should recti ve a serious set-back or
total defeat. During all this time
strong forces have been arrayed
against the enterprise from without,
and, under all the circumstances, it
can hardly bo wondered that some
opposition has been developed and
manifested among our own household. Most of this opposition has
been honest, if of doubtful shrewdness and propriety; but the most
determined opponent nnd the worst
enemy of the Westminster Southern
must be convinced, after the final
verdict of Monday, that the peoplo
of the royal city knowtheirownminds
in this railway matter, and that
knowing this, thoy are not lightly to
be turned aside. The unmistakable action of the ratepayers Monday has brought nearer by a great
stride that grand consummation, and
crowning of all the efforts and struggles of years, so earnestly desired
by every loyal, citizen, whether
ho may have been a persistent support'!!' or an honest opponent of the
one connected Southern Railway
scheme as it bas been before tlie
public.
"The course of true love never did
run smooth," has got to be a saw
with popular fiction makers. This
trite saying, according to almost universal experience, merely' states o
pervading truth with respect to all
great emprises in the domain of the
heart, the intellect, or of the physical forces. It is only through "great
tribulation," as a rule, that anything
really worth having or accomplishing is attained in either the moral
or material sphere. The Westminster Southern Railway, which has
just passed through another of its
numerous crises, furnishes another
exemplification of this oft demonstrated truth. From the days of
"disallowance," when tho Dominion
authorities held their ban over the
enterprise, until the passing Mon-
has been altogether suspended for
somo timo—and now, when it is
proposed to resume construction,
the C. P. R., according to the
despatch published elsewhere, has
attempted to open tho question
again by trying to get permission
from the railway committeo of the
privy council to build nn eighty foot
draw instead of ono of a hundred
feet, which it was definitely settled
botween all parties, as wo have
shown, should bo the narrowest
draw constructed ou tho bridgo in
question. The request, which, under
all tli" circumstances, has considerable assurahoo behind it, should
certainly not bo granted.
far from being a smooth ono.
On the contrary, it has boen a record
of obstacles and difficulties persistently and nobly overcome, only to
bo met by new lions in the
path, frosh disappointments and
fears, further bars to progress.
Through it all, through good report
and ill report, the great majority of
tho Royal citizens have, on overy
public opportunity, shown their unswerving loyalty to tho enterprise
itself—their unalterable determination to havo tho railway, and to
take no backward stops that might
delay its attainment to some vague
and indefinite period in tiie future.
They wero ovon prepared, as thoy
An esteemed subscriber and occasional correspondent, Mr. John Kirkland, of  1-laze! Grove, Delta, has a
communication in another column,
in which he makes some strictures,
moro or less severe, upon Westminster and her citizens anent the action
of the late annual  meeting of the
provincial    agricultural -association
in   this  city.    Our   correspondent
thinks tliat the royal city just covered herself with glory liy the excellence of tbo exhibition and celebration, and  the perfection of  all the
arrangements,   recently   held,   and
then  "put   her   foot   in  it," so to
speak, by the action of  the annual
meeting.    Further, our correspondent argues Unit the provincial exhibition as a peregrinating institution
should  have  been preserved intact,,
nnd that   an annual  district show
might  have been arranged for to be
held  at  the Queen's park in this
city.  While there may be difference
of opinion as to the creditableiiess
of some of the incidents of tho meeting  in  question, and as to the particular manner of disposing of the
main business beforo it, we cannot
agree with our  correspondent that
the provincial exhibition should, or
even oould, have been perpetuated
as it originated and had been so far
sustained.   As an itinerating show,
one year upon the island und another upon the mainland, every close
observer and reader cf the signs of
tho times must have seen a year or
two ago, at least, that the days of
tho   "provincial"  were  numbered.
Those who were present at the last
annual meeting at Victoria will remember that the question of dissolving  the "provincial" and   holding
thereafter separate islalnd and mainland exhibitions wus seriously, if in
formally,   mooted,    and   wns   just
shelved for the time, principally because the people of the capital did
not. take sufficient interest in the
matter to get up an island show this
year, although it was freely intimated last fall that they would probably
do so.   Although sudden, it was not
unexpected, might with truth he applied to tho coit;) de grace which the
peregrinating "provincial" received
at tho hands of its friends in this
city at the late and rapidly bocom
ing famous annual meeting.   Anyone  giving tho subject a few moments' unprejudiced thought will be
convinced that the finishing stroke
did uot come u moment too soon in
tho best interests of the two principal  sections of   the  province with
respect to the larger exhibitions.  It
was bad enough to alternate between
two cities, Victoria and Westminster, us had been done for the last
eight or ton years; but when Vancouver and Nanaimo, to say nothing
of   Kamloops  looming  up on the
horizon, were prosonting their claims
to havo their turn at tho "provincial"
—and who could deny them under
tho old "carpet-bag" arrangements I
—it became necessary, unless the
very name of oxhibition in the province were to becomo synonymouB
with farce, to put forth a strong,
albeit, as  somo would  havo it, a
somewhat rude hand, and save the
JiorisLed   institution   from  being
worried to death by itB numerous
and disinterested  friends (1); for a
show dragged about to four or five
difforent places in as many years-
situated as thoso places aro in this
province—would inevitably lead but
a' sickly and declining  oxistenco.
No ono of tho plaoes, it is obvious,
could afford to maintain tho proper
buildings and grounds nocossary to
a successful and creditable provincial   exhibition,   and    havo  those
buildings and grounds used for thoir
intended purposo only once in four
or  fivo years.   Noither could tho
necessary degree of local interest bo
stimulated—upon wliich depends so
largely the success of an exhibition
—towards  a show recurring only
evory fourth or fifth year.   And, as
no place that might bo mentioned
in tho   provinco can compare with
Westminster in advantages as a site
for a great central exhibition, it
would follow, this city having its
turn with tho other cities of the
province, that only onco in four or
five years would the provincial show
bo relieved from the serious handicap and incubus of being held in an
unsuitable place. We again affirm,
as we have stated before, that, iu so
far as'the end attained, the people
of Westminster are entitled to praise
instead of censure for having boldly
given the finishing stroke to an obsolete and moribund condition of
things with respect to tlie "provincial" that threatened to slowly and
surely strangle its usefulness. Certainly the farmers iu any section of
the province should be the Inst to
complain at the new order of things
whicli the royal city's farsightedness
and patriotism have inaugurated.
The boon to both mainland and
island farmers is considerable. Instead of having, so far as the vast
majority arc concerned, no central
exhibition every other year, the fanners, and the manufacturers as well,
of both natural divisions of the province will hereafter have a jhow—■
bottor thun any so-called provincial
show, with tho exception, perhaps,
of the last, that has ever been held
in the province—each year, right at
their doors, tlius giving botb largo
and small exhibitors in all departments an opportunity to make a
display every year without being
seriously out of pocket in travelling
expenses. But even bettor things
than wc have hinted at are in store
for those who tuke an interest in
d are benefitted by exhibitions.
With a new born ardor infused into
them by the glorious example of the
royal city, each of the three other
principal cities of the province nre
contemplating holding grand annual
shows of their own, provincial in
their scope and ambitions. The
prospect, is certainly alluring—four
provincial exhibitions every year
instead of onel We see no reason
why the dates of any of the four
should conflict. The healthy rivalry
iduci'd will make the entire quartette famous shows in every respect.
Each will vie with 'the other in the
extent and liberality of their prize
lists—a veritable "snap" for exhibitors of all sorts. The smaller exhibitors will have a splendid show
right at their own doors every year,
and the larger ones and all who havo
Al exhibits can "take in" the whole
row. Tho resulting stimulation to
the agricultural and manufacturing
industries of tho province will be
most gratifying. Whilo each of the
four shows will, doubtless, bo provincial in aim, the inexorable law of
the "survival of tho fittest" will determine which shall be provincial in
reality. This is as it should be,
and to the royal city belongs the
credit of placing the "provincial"
exhibition question on its proper
basis. (
NOTES AN!) OOMENTS.
THECKONINMURDEE.
The Mysterious Jury Briber in the
Cronin Murder Trial Brought
to Light.
Sullivan Spends all His Earnings
in the Late Fight and Goes
Into Debt.
Tlie Grave of Ralph Waldo Emerson Opened and His Body Supposed Stolen.
An ingenious American cotemporary concocts tho following, wliich
might appropriately he applied to
Westminster also : "Chicago is the
most courageous, plucky, and enduring city in tho country, as shown by
her history. She is therefore entitled to the World's Fair without
further quostion, as "none but the
brave deserve the fair."
Mr. Gladstone has an unconquerable aversion to smoking. It is recorded that onco ho was offored and
accepted a eigaretto from the Prince
of Wales. He did not find tho rosult encouraging, and has never been
induced to repeat the experiment.
There was a timo when Mr. Gladstone's disliko of the weed went so
far as to prevent its inroad in any
shape to Hawarden Castle.
Young man, don't be a loafor and
slick-whittler. Go to work I Do
something ! If you can't he a bank
president he a day laborer. Do anything thnt is honorable to mnke
money. Labor is dignified, while
idleness is a disgrace. Take this
view of the matter and the result
will bo in your favor. Tho man
who works nevor drops his oyes
when talking to you, while a loafer
can't look an honest man straight in
tho face. His opinions on any subject receive no respect or attention,
because they ure not entitled to any,
Lay aside false pride, roll up your
slooves and go to work and bo a
man among men.—Ex.
Statistics, observes an exchange,
aro knocking all to pieces the cranky
ory that "tho rich ore growing richer
and tho poor poorer." In 1850,
with a population of twonty-threo
millions tho averago wealth per capita was $300. In 1888, with fifty-
five million population, tho avorago
por capita was $975. Tho average
has nearly trebled. Some rich peoplo havo grown much richer, many
rich people havo lost all thoy had, but
the avorago poor people aro far bettor oil'. A family of modern moans
is far bottor housed, hotter clad, better fed and better educated now
than woro those of moderate moans
forty, thirty or twenty years ago.
' THE HUSH ARRIVES,
San Feanoisoo, Oct. 14.—Sailed,
ship Oriental, for Tacoma; stenmer
Mexico, for Portland. Tlie U. S.
revenue cutter, Richard Rush, arrivod
from Behring Sea, via Port Townsend,
this morning,
WHAT    A   SNAl'.
Washinoton, Oot. 14— Tho president to-day made tho following appointment: Samuel L. Shoots of Colorado to bo receiver of public monies at
Durnngo, Colorado.
SPENDTHRIFT SULLIVAU.
Nuw Youk, Oct. H,—John L. Sullivan is reported to have squandered
tlio §20,000 wliich lio reoeived as tho
reward for hia victory over Kilrain,
and iu also said to bo Jin,000 in debt.
EARTHQUAKES AT   COSTA RICA.
New Yobk, Oct, 14—Central and
South Amcriciin mails were recoived
to-day as follows: There was a heavy
shuck of earthquake at San Jose, Costa
iliea, Sept. 26.
A FATAL ERROR.
Bucvuas, Ohio, Oct. 14, -- John
Howard, engineer, Frank Raiser aud
Hynlon wero instantly killed this
morning at Hynlon's sorghum mills,
by the bursting of u boiler. Cold
wnter was pumped into the boiler by
mistake by tho engineer,
MAYOR Cl'.AST  RESTRAINED.
Mew Yolk, Oot. 14.—The Electric
Power Co. and Mount Morris Co.,
this.morning obtained injunctions restraining Mayor Grunt and the board
of electrical contractors from cutting
their wireE. i
eight nouns A HAV.
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 14.—Tho
conference between tlio oxocutivo council of tlio American Federation of Labor, which embraces nil tho powerful
trades unions i ., one hand, and goneral
master workman Powderley with his
executive board, representing tho
Knights of Labor on the otlier, to discuss and perfeot plans for tho general
introduction of eight hours' work u
day on May 1st next, is being held
here to-day.
SERVED HIM lllllllT.
Baltimore, Md., Oct. 14—At Mid-
dleburg,   Carroll county, Inst  night,
William Ebbert was lioggod by "white
caps" for boating liis young wife.
' at 'frisco.
San Francisco, Oct. 14.—Arrivod,
bark Pearl, Port lludlock; stinrs. City
of Puobla, Victoria; Columbia, Portland; Rhip Commodore, Departure Buy.
HONORED EVERYONE.
New York, Oct. 14.—Wm. L. Pago,
a California newspaper man, who bus
just returned from a trip aboard, in
speaking last night of the Paris expo-
fition, said: "tho American exhibit
wns considered a very small affair comparatively, yot many of the displays
wero awarded grand prizes. The
adroit Frenchmen mudo very slight
distinctions between tliu exhibits for
degrees of merit. Thus wo find that
nil the typewriter machines received
gold medals, as did all tho tiro arm
manufacturers, boot and slice men,
hatters, schools, otc. A scliool at
Coldwator, Midi., received a gold modal, and other schools from big oities
in tho east and wost received no higher
awards, although they wero greatly
superior.
EDISON ON ELECTRICITY.
Oranoe, N. J., Oct. 14.—In an interview to-day Mr. Edison said thero
is no such thing as insulation in enormously high currents. Cable companies uso only about forty volts, being
afraid of injuring insulation by increasing the pressure. A cat enn be
killed by 220 volts alternating current,
and with livo volts I can throw a man
into convulsions. The authorities will
havo to adopt similar rules to thoso
governing gas and Btoum companies.
There is u law against the manufacture
of nitro-glyceriue; lot thero be ono
against those deadly currents.
THE U. S. SUPREME COURT.
Washington, D. O., Oct. 14.-The
Ootobor term of the supremo court of
tho United Statos opened to-day at
noon; nil the justices woro presont.
Tho proceedings to-day wore vory
briof. Tho chiof justice morely announced tho opening of tho fall term
of tho court and stated that the court
to-morrow would proceed with the
docket. Tho court then adjourned
and tho justices mado thoir customary
nunual visit to the executive mansion
to pay thoir respocta to the president.
Tho term opens with a crowded docket
of about 1575 cases; fully 100 more
than last year.
THE DEAULY WIRES .MUST OO.
New York, Oct. 14.—At to-day's
meeting of tho board of electrical controllers, Mayor Grant offorod a resolution reciting that the numbor of deaths
caused by electric liglit and power
wires furnished amplo proof that such
wires woro not boing put undor ground
fast onough to insuro the Bofoty of tho
lives of tho peoplo, and that in view of
tho imporntivo domnnd for greater
subway facilities tlio board determines
that tho contract made with tlio
electrical subway construction compnny in April, 1887, now in operation,
is Ineffectual for tho accomplishment of its just purposes. Mr. Lnu-
torbock, counsel forthe subway peoplo,
triod to convince the mnyor that his
company had done all it conld to comply with tlio ordor of tho board.   The
mayor said: "1 don't concede that tho
company has mndo promises that it has
not porformed; tho board disagrees
with that resolution. The resolution
rests with thom." The mayor said he
was going to uso all his influence to
put the wires undor ground, no matter
whoso interests suffered or whnt other
members of tho board thought. "I
propose to givo tho company," said he,
"nil the facilities I can for conducting
thoir business, but the wires have to go
underground. I insist on putting my
resolution." Tho resolution wus put,
and all the commissioners voted against
it, and it was lost.
emerson's obave opened.
Concord, Mass., Oct. 14.—It was
discovered yesterday that during Saturday night the grave of Ralph'Waldo
Emerson, in Sleepy Hollow here, had
boon opened, exposing tho casket.
Whether or not the remains woro removed is not known as authorities before milking an examination nro awaiting thu arrival uf tho philosopher's
son, Dr. Edward W. Emerson, who
has boon telegraphed for and ia expected to-dny. The goneral opinion
is thnt the miscreants secured at loust
tlio skull, wliich was probably what
thoy word after, and grout excitement
ami indignation prevails hero.
GHOULISH THIEVES.
CoNOORb, Mass., Oct. 24—Mr. Far-
rnr, undertaker, in authority for tho
statement that tho Emerson casket was
nut opened. Thu vandals uncovered
it, but weru frightened away bofore
thoy oould noooniplisli their purpose.
SENTENCED TO HUSO,
Brooklyn, N Y., Oct. 14.—John
Woile, alias .Mm Gruedwall, twice.
Weeks, was to-day sentenced to bu
hanged on December Oth. Tho counsel
convicted for tho murder of Lyman N.
moved to put aside tho judgment. Ho
also claimed lhat tlio court uf sessions
did not bar the jurisdiction to pass
sentence.
JURY BRIBERS UNMASKED.
Chicaoo, Oct. 14—At two o'olock
tlio grand jury returned an indictment
against John Graham us well ns a truo
bill against 0 men indicted Saturday,
Another startling rumor ia to the
effect that John F. Beggs has made u
full oonfession whicli has disclosed
jury bribing plot iu all its details.   '
THAT MYSTERIOUS PRISONER.
Ohioaoo, 111., Oct. 14.—An extra
issued ut 1 p. m. says that tho mysterious prisoner arrested Inst night by
Captain Schuttlor and brought to Chicago Avenue station with his face
muffled in a handorcliief so as to conceal his identity is .John Graham, a
Inwyor who has an office in the samo
roum with A. S. Trudc. Whether
Graham has confessed and acknowledged connection with jury bribing,
is not yet known, oxcopt to the state's
attroney. Judge Longnecker accompanied tlio grand jury to their room.
And this afternoon an indictment will
be returned against Graham, nnd
aho two additional indictments against
two of tlio men already in jail. Moro
ovidence is being rapidly accumulated
and the probabilities are that Graham's
backer and employer in the conspiracy
will be arrested beforo night. The
whole scheme is on the point of completo exposure. No startling developments nro looked for. Jerry O'Con-
ncl, charged with complicity in the
jury bribing case, this u. in. gnvo bnil
in g5,000.
BISMARCK CHECKMATED.
London, Oct. 14.—The Paris correspondent of thu Times asserts thst ho
has discovered n trustworthy authority
that iho visit of Prince Ferdinand _ to
Munich was undertaken on suggestion
of Bismarck, who wished to present
him to the czar. Tho project tell
through because tho czar was unwilling
to receive the prince.
LIVERPOOL EXCHANGE,
Liverpool, Oct. 14—Whoat firmer;
California, 7a. 2d.
BURI1EAU   BADLY BEATEN.
London, Oct. 14.—The three mile
sculling ruco between Matterson and
Bubear, on the Thames courso to-day,
wus woo by Matterson. Matterson
lod from the start and finished eight
lengths ahead.
A RESPECTABLE STRIKE.
Paris, Oet. 14.—Throo thousand
five hundred minors have struck at the
men's department of the Pas De Calais.
THE DEPRAVED EARL.
London, Oct. 14.—Tho trial of Earl
Gnllowny, under nn indiotinent fora
serios of assaults upon girls of tendor
yenrs, begnn at Dunford to-day. Tho
court loom wus packed with notable
persons. Tbe prosecution was conducted by the lord ndvocato in porson,
and 0 counsel headed by John Blair
Balfour, Q.C., appeared for the de-
fonce. Tho indictment, upon which
tho onrl is on trial, to-dny, is for in-
docently plaoing his hand upon a littlo
girl of ten years, named Gibbon. Tho
child testified to the assault us charged
in tho indictment, and the testimony
was corroborated by other witnesses.
From tho statomont of tho earl rend
by his co.an.bl deponent declared ho
had merely assisted the child to alight
from a wnll. The trial onded in a verdict of acquittal.
THE MISSION DRAW.
Ottawa, Oct. 11.—At a meeting of
the railway committeo of the privy
oouncil held to-day, the Hon. R. N.
Scott applied, on behalf of tho Canadian Paoific Railway for power to
build a bridgo ovor tho Fraser rivor at
St. Mary's Mission, with a draw of a
width of eighty feet, the usual draw
boing one hundred foot. Tho city of
Now Westminster objected to the decreased draw but Scott road a lottor
from Provincial Secrotary Robson saying that eighty feet would bo sufficient
in tho intorest ot navigation. Sir
John A. Macdonald said tho matter
would Ira taken into consideration.
Job printing of all kinda neatly e*.or.o
at tlio Colombian ollloo, t'ricos will ho
louml an low a- at anv othor oflico iu
the province,—Adv, VOLUME 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBIAN, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, OCTOBER 16, 1889.
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-tTciIiicatlay Horning, Oil. Ill, ISSII.
{From Daily Columbian, Oct, lb.)
Tho Rainbow arrived last night from
Victoria with passengers and cargo.
She Jeft on tho return trip this morn-
henvily loaded.
Mr. and Mrs. George Norris, of the
.Free Press, Nanaimo, mourn the death
of thoir youngest son, John R. Norris,
who died Friday afternoon.
Mr. Fisher conducted tho religious
services at the Y. M. 0. A. yesterday.
Thero was a very good attendance in
spite of the attractions elsewhere.
Should the weather continuo line, the
brick-work on the Bushby block will
most likely be finishod this week. The
building presents a very solid nnd imposing appearance now.
Seven hundred shoep arrived from
Calgary yesterday and woro landed at
the 0. P. N. stock yards. The muttons are in line condition and spoak
woll for tho Alberta ranchers.
The Irving is having hor forward
deck ropairccl. Now planking is being
laid down on the old, which, in somo
places, bears evidonco to the amount
of business transacted upon it.
The mannger of tho Experimental
Farm at Agassiz was iu town llio other
day and purchased for uso on tliu farm,
an olid-spring top-buggy and a fino express wagon from Messrs. F. G. Strickland Ss Co.
The Irving yesterduy brought down
90 hogs, 10 head of cuttle, 200 bales
hay, 200 sacks potatoes, 32 boxes apples, oue horso for Victoria nnd a large
quantity of fnrm produco anc! a number
of passengers.
Invitations uro out fur a ball to be
given by Bear Admiral Heneage and
the officers of tho fleet, to the governor-general on Friday evening, Nov.
1st. Many invitations have been roceived in this city.
Apostolo Tenasse brought to this
oflico on Saturday a tomato weighing
lfiozs., whicli ho grew in his garden on
Edinburgh street. Ho is delighted
with his success in this particular line,
and with good reason.
An inmate of tho Royal Columbian
Hospital named Geo. McKonzie, ngod
00, a native of Pictou, N. S., died last
night. He had been in the provinco
about 17 years, the last 10 of whioh he
spent at Ladner's Landing, in the employ of Mr. T. E. Ladner.
The sidewalk on tho west sido of
Mary street, just opposite the post office, needs looking to at once. Something has given way, probably a rotten
stringer, and what is left is of the genus spring-board. Something is going
to bo seriously injured if it is not immediately repaired.
Tho church going poople yosterday
greatly appreciated tho clean streot
crossings. The now crossing on Agnes
and Mary streets, laid on Saturday,
saved the residents of that locality a
disagreeable job. Thoy had nrrangod
to lay n crossing themsolvcs if tho city
had not taken the niatter in hand.
Two boat-pullors of the mainland,
McLean, of Now Westminster, and
Murray, of Vancouvor, aro anxious to
pull a double scull race, and it is understood that Messrs, Bush and Paine,
of this city, will accommodate thom.
Stakes will be fixed at not less than
§250 a side, and a good race mny he
expected.—Times.
There was a trifle moro animation
about the streets .this morning
than ou Saturday. The injunctors
wero "strong on tho wing"—and tho
chin—but the by-law supporters were
also good on tho counter and did excellent service in tho interests of tho
city. A great deal .of subdued, but
strong feeling was percoptiblo among
the little knots of citizons, hero and
thoro, holding down tho sidewalk.
As Capt. Cavil), of the Rainbow,
was coming down from Westminster
yesterday, ho picked up a boat adrift
about four miles from the sand heads
lighthouse. In the boat was a salmon
net, about 50 fish, a cloth cont nnd
somo other articles, but there woro uo
oars. Tho boat did not belong to any
of tho canneries, and whether the fish-
ornian had beon lost overboard or not
could not bo told.— Saturday's Times.
The insane man Lawson, who was
recently arrestod on a serious charge,
was removed from tho city gaol to tho
provincial gnol. At present there aro
threo insane inmates in the latter in-
stitulion awaiting to bo taken to iho
asylum at Now Westminstor, but owing to the crowded stato of the asylum
no room can bo found for tho throo
patients, and tho provincial gaol is doing first class servico us nn insane
asylum in the meantime.—Times.
The steamer Princess Louise arrived
from Viotoria this inoriiiog with a
largo cargo of goneral merchandise and
the following passengers: Bishop and
Mrs. Sillitoe, Mrs. T. E. Ladnor, Mr.
and Mrs. W. F. Lord, Miss M McKonzio, Major Wilson, J. A. Blue':,
J. A. Clarlio, W.H. Ladner, M. P,
H. Boll Irving, J. W. Cotton, J, Sett,
W, Tusker, Capt B. Youug, W. 1:1.
London, J. Stowart, W. II. Norinur.d,
Professor H. J. Sharp, L. Guiohon.
Mr. Wm. Tiotjun has received information regarding the last wash-up
of tho Lillooet Hydraulic Mining Co.
Tho clean-up took plnoo on Ootobor
1st, and dust to the value of 8500 wus
tho result of throe week's work. This
is considered most encouraging, and
the membors of tho oompany have no
doubt us to tho grent valuo of their
claim. Tho water supply, owing to
tlio grout drought during tho past fow,
months, is more than 50 percent ohoit
of the average, wliich has had the effect of confining tlio company's operations within narrower limits than wns
intended. Work will bo maintained
for another month when llio claim will
ho shut down for the wintor. With
tho spring freshet notivc operations
will bo resumed on a much largor scnlo
tlinn heretofore,
,1 Celestial Sullivan.
Atthe police court this morning,
Ah Lim, a Chinaman, stoud charged
with assaulting Tin Hoon, or Tin
Horn, countryman. Joe Qui acted sb
interpoter. Ah Lim met Mr. Tin
Horn on Front street, yeaterday, and
requested a loan of two bits; the loan
was not advanced and Lim gave Horn,
a hit in tho eye and a severe kick in
the vest, which brought Horn down
on his twek, howling. On tho approach of Oflicer Terhune, Lim took to
his heels and was only captured after
» hot chase of half-a-mile. Lim
sent down to his friend Leo Coy to
como and defend him, but Coy sent
up word to tho authorities that Lim is
a bad Chinaman, In view ot this fact
and tho caso having boon fully proved
against the defendant, his honor sentenced Lim to two months' imprisonment with hard labor.
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Tin; Asiicrol'l Fair.
Mr. W. H. Ladnor, M.P.P., wus in
tho city to-dny and gave an enthusiastic account of tho fair lately held at
Ashcroft, and which ho attended. Ho
says tho cattlo and horse exhibits were
very fair indeed, and better than was
to ho expected. The display of potatoes was suporior to anything ho ever
saw, and the root exhibits generally
wore far above the average. The fruit
display though small was very fine,
nud garden vegetables were excellent
in every wuy. The wheat exhibits,
Mr. Ladner says, were superior to
thoso shown nt the provincial exhibition in this city, nnd ho thinks tho interior farmers would do well in futuro
to pny more attention to the provincial fair. The Ashcroft people showed
Croat enterprise in connection with
their exhibition, and the outcome of
the event was satisfactory to all who
took part in its success. Tho next exhibition will be held at Kamloops.
ONCE AGAIN
The Railway Bonus By-Law is Endorsed by the People by a
Large Majority.
The Solid Stand by Enthusiastic
Citizens Vote Down the
Opposition.
A Sturdy Fight Against the Bylaw
but Progress Once More
Asserts Itself.
,-IIilillv Insane.
On Saturday night, n man named
Campbell knocked at the door of the
Presbyterian manse and was admitted
by Rev. Mr. Scolder. The strangor
began an incoherent harangue about
things in general and finished up by
accusing the reverend gentleman of
having, in company with two other
well known citizens, defrauded him
out of $10. He demanded satisfaction
and snid ho wns quite propared to go
to law about it. A polico officer was
sent for, and the law, in tho person of
Officer Smith, loomed up majestically
and invited the crazy citizen to take a
walk to the station. At the polioe
office Campbell said he worked at the
saw mill and had lots of rioh relatives
in the old country. Ho could not talk
two minutes on one subject and gave
every evidence of mild insanity. He
wus allowed to go, as he assured the
officers he worked regularly at the
mills and would go to work Monday
morning.
—. m,
A Stiilileii Death.
Mrs. Nancy Soott, wifo of, Mr. John
Scott, who lives nbout four miles from
Ladners Lauding, was taken with vio-
lant hemorrhage of the lungs yesterday (Sunday) morning, about 8 o'clock.
A doctor was procured from tho landing, and arrived about 10 o'clock, nnd
the hemorrhage was temporarily stopped. About six o'clock iu the evening, however, a renewal of tho
hemorrhage occurred and the unfortunate ludy expired about seven
o'clock lust uight. The deceased,
who is a sister of the Messrs. London
Bros., of Lulu Island, was aged 38
years nud 0 months, nnd was a nativo
of Brantford, Out. Sho hns beon living in this province about four years,
and leaves a sorrowing husband but no
ehildron to mourn her death. Tho
funeral, it is expected, will start tomorrow at 2 o'olock from Ladner's, for
the Oddfellows' cemetery in this city.
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I'arli (.'oimillttei* Meeting.
On Saturday night a meeting of tho
park coniinitteo was hold at tho city
hall, Aid. Cunningham in the chair.
Aldermen Calbick, Ewon, Reid and
Keary weru present. The financial
statement showing the expenditure on
the park nnd buildings up to dato hud
not been prepared, nnd u number of
tho committeo objected to going into
the subject until ihe material to work
ou was ut hand. Aid Cunningham
estimated thnt tho expenditure up to
date amounted to about 821,000. Ho
nlso urged thut the work be fully completed no mattor whore tho money
came from. Aid. Calbick wns iu favor
of having tho lowor pait of the grounds
completed, even if the oounoil hnd to
obtain another loan iu order to do so,
IK: wanted the whole work to be under
wny before tiiu present council retired,
which would bo necessary to ensure the
auoeesii of tlio next provincial exhibition. Alderman lloid thought tho
athletic grouuds should bo enlarged,
us at present they ure a lillie smaller
than they should be. Aid. Keary objected to any definite notion being
taken until tho financial statement had
ben laid boforo i,io committee, uoth-
lng u Kil.'t bo done until thou, Ho was
of the opinion 85,000 moro would be
required to finish the grounds, otc.
Aid. Roid wnB in favor of proceeding
immediately with tho completion of
tho work und lio wns suro tho whole
city would houitily support tho actiun
uf the committee. Aid. Ewen supported Aid. Kcnry's objection to immediate action being taken, nnd on
their advice tho committee adjourned
tu await the presentation nf tho -finnn-
cinl report.
- ■ — —♦ -*-- *	
When Doliald Morrison was sou-
tuiiced by Judgo Brooks to eighteen
years m the penitentiary, there wns
groat excitement in the court room,
and muoh sympathy was expressed for
the prisoner. Morrison was taken tu
St Vincent du Paul Penitentiary Fri-
dsy niglit.
The great railway bonus by-law was
bofore the ratepayers of Westminster
again to-day, and again the ratepayers
elected to vote for tho oity's bost interests and for its advancement and
prosperity. A small but determined
opposition, thoroughly organized,
worked like Trojans for the defeat of
the by-law, but their labors wore in
vain. The perfection of the organization of the opposition was not realized
until to-dny, when it was found that
the city had boon thoroughly canvassed and an accurate estimate of the
vote against the by-lnw taken. Trusting to the apathetc manner in which
tho friends of the bill seemed to regard itB passage, tho opposition hoped
to win by concealing their hand and
protesting indifference. But the crafty
scheme failed, well laid though it
was. On Friday last a quiet meeting
of the friends of the by-law was hold,
which resulted in n canvass of the city
on Saturday. Tho canvass was satisfactory in evory way, although it was
found that many votes had beon
pledged to tho opposition through a
misrepresentation of facts.
Voting commenced early after the
polls opened this.morning, but at no
time during the day could it be called
lively. As will bo seen by the annexed returns the vote was not nearly
so large as was expected, the result of
want of organization on tho part of
tho friends of tho by-law, who might
havo largely increased the majority
had they ontered on a thorough canvass of tho city. It is safe to say that
not one opposition vote remained unpolled, The neighborhood of the
Colonial hotel was the battle ground
for "injunctors" and railway supporters, and many amusing wordy arguments were heard, all of which, however, resulted in the complete and
utter route of the opposition* Carriages were employed by both sides to
convey voters to the polls, and the
streets all day long wore quite animated in appearance. Everything
pasBod off quietly, barring the excited
argument). At 5 o'clock the city hall
began to fill with voters and citizens
generally, and by the time tho returns
Were all in the building was packed.
The bucccss of the by-law, when announced by the returning officer, was
greeted with intense enthusiasm. Following is the result of the vote:
WABD NO, I.
For tho bylaw    17
Against     5
Majority for    12
WARD no. n.
For the by-law    65
Against	
Majority for  01
WARD NO, III.
For the by-law  92
Against  36
Majority for  66
WARD NO. IV,
For the by-law  6:
Against  19
Majority for  43
Spoiled ballots  3
GRAND  TOTAL.
For tho by-law  236
Against the by-law	
Total majority for by-law  162
Personal.
W. H.   Ladner,  M.P.P., returned
homo this afternoon.
Bishop and MrB. Sillitoe returned
from Ladners this morning.
Capt. Robertson, of Moresby Island, is registered at the Colonial.
John Kirklaud, reeve of Delta, wns
in tho city to-day and gave us a call.
Mr. L. P. Eckstein, of the law firm
of Armstrong Ss Eckstein, has gone up
to Chilliwack to pusecuto in a caso
whoro tlio defendant is charged with
selling liquor without a license.
Mr. Coroner Ferris, our esteemed
und respected citizen, is lying at his
residence dangerously ill. His relatives and friends are vory anxious con-
corning his rccovory, as his condition
is vory gravo indeed.
Mr. Sharp, thu organist of thu Victoria Methodist church, arrived in the
city tliis morning to assist at the Harvest Home festival nt the Methodist
churoli this ovening. As an organist
Mv. Sharp is said to have fow equals
ill the province.
Mrs. J. M. Clute ond family left
town yesterday for their old homo in
the states, whoro they will reside for
tho future. Thoro wero a largo number of friends down nt the station to
seo them off. Mr. Cluto will follow as
soon au his businoss is settled up hero.
-Niws.
Mr. E. Rand, of tlio firm of Rand
Bros., roal estate and insuranco agents,
left Westmiii'tor to-day to tnko up his
nbiido permanently in Vancouver,
Mr. Rand leaves tlio roynl city sincerely rogrotted by I'ho sobiai and business
circles in which ho has boon so prominent n figure. The V. M. C. A. of
this city counted him ns one of its most
zealous and unitiiing supporters, and
will mis1! him severely; although his
support will not bo entirely withdrawn.
Mr, Arthur Rand will manage tho
Westminster office in future.
iFrom Daily Columbian, Oct. 15.)
Tlie Holy Trinity churoh ehoir practico wijl be held this week in the Temperance Hall, Columbia street.
A new sidewalk is being laid down
on the nortii Bide of Douglas street
between Columbia and Front streets.
The Rev. Mr. Ci'ouoher's littlo steam
launch was noted ploughing np the
placid bosom of the Fraser this afternoon.
The time for the completion of the
Queen's avonuo und Clinton street contracts has been extended by the city
council.
Owing to certain necessary repairs
to Holy Trinity ohurch, it has beon
found expedient to suspend all servicos
for this week.
The directors of the Royal Colum-
bi hospital acknowledge with thankB
thu receipt of a sack of oyaters from
Mr. A. J. Tolmie.
The cooking apparatus ut the provincial jail has broken down, and the
food is being cooked in the yard until
the range is prepared.
A heavy fog, usual at this time of
tho year, onshroudod tho river for n
few houra this morning. These morning fogs are considered a tair weather
sign.
A now sidewalk iB to be laid from
St. Mary's church, Sapperton, to the
new Royal Columbian hospital. The
Sapperton poople will appreciate this
improvement.
There aro considerable numbers of
"cultus" salmon in the river at present. Some of tho fishermen were seen
throwing tliese no-goods back into the
river this afternoon.
Sergt. Langloy brought. over from
Victorin yestordny two lunatics for tho
insane asylum, and a Kanaka named
Moses, who has been sentenced to two
years in penitentiary.
The magnificient weather to-day attracted quite a number of pleasure-
seekers on to the river. It was an
ideal day for rowing, and a moonlight
excursion would not fail to bo remunerative.
Tho lacrosse club held a practice on
the athletic grounds this afternoon,
which was foirly attended. The men
played in good form. Much practice
will be required between now and the
date of tho matoh with Vancouver.
The plans preparod by the waterworks engineers and sent to Mr. J. T.
Fanning, the great American expert,
for an opinion, have been returned to
the oity along with his report. Mr.
Fanning also Bent his bill along, which
is moderate beyond all expectation.
The rifle match at Vanoouver on
Saturday next, between the Westminster and Vancouver rifle teams, will
commence an hour earlier than first
announced. The ferry will leave Vancouver for Brockton Point at 10:30
o'olock, and the matoh will begin at
11:30 sharp.
Hon. Edgar Dewdney, minister of
the interior, haB addressed a note to
the mayor and council, thanking them
for the part they took in making his
visit to New Westminster so pleasant
snd interesting, He considers his
visit to the royal city ono of the happiest events of his life.
Autumn tints are again making the
woods and fells beautiful. This is
the Indian summer, the sweetest time
of all the year, and beloved of the
sportsman and the artist. Those inclined to sketching can find many an
exquisite bit of scenery betwoen here
and DouglnB Island. On the North
Arm and around Poplar Island.
Everybody looked clioerful and happy round town to-day, and a renewed
feeling of confidence was apparent on
all sides. The most prominent opponents of the bylaw havo signified
thoir intention to submit to tho will of
the majority, and will pull hoartily
with thoir opponents of yesterday for
the general welfare, of the city.
Tho Indians encamped undor the
battery, on tho slope, enjoy lifo about
ns much aa any millionaro in tho oity.
Their dogs, of which -there are untold
numbersrand overy cur iunocont of a
tag, nnd totally fearless of Constablo
Smith's piercing eye, havo a very reprehensible habit ot frequenting the
highway and sniffing the legs of passing strangers, as if they would liko to
taste the fatted calf.
Some amusing incidents happonod
yesterday at the polling stations
through eithor tho ignorance or faco-
tiousness of the electors. Ono man
deliberately scored and ro-scored the
space marked "For," evidently with a
viow to showing his detestation of the
railway schomo. Another man, who
npparoutly thought that tho "x" stood
for 10, plucod a 1 after it, and remarked proudly, "there's elovoti agin
it, anyhow I"
The Mission l-.iiili.-i' Draw.
A resolution was passed at tho city
counoil meeting last, nights, to be forwarded by telograph to the Dominion government, protesting against
the *S0 foot draw, and in this they
voiced the opinion of the general public of Westminstor. Many expressions
concerning tho bridgo were hoard on
the strcots to-day, evoryono of which
supported tho city's contention for a
100 foot draw.
After Two Yearn.
A man supposed to bo Spencer, tho
murderer, was taken up to Kamloops
to-dny by Provincial Police Ollicor
Armstrong, It is a littlo over two
yeara sinco Peter Foster wns brutally
murdered by Spencer nt Kamloops.
Tho murderer was hotly pursued,but
managed to elude tho clutches of the
law, and eventually loft the oountry.
Ko was identified by two men in Vancouver tlio other day, to wliich place
he had rathor foolishly returned. The
polico wore informed of his identity
and ho was arrested without loss of
lime. Spencer does not acknowledge
to being the man wanted, but his identity will bo proved at Kamloops, where
ho will appear for trial at the next assizes.
B'cl!ni*.n Street! Riimbiinliiient,
The residents or Pelham street uro
again living. in agonizing dread, the
blasting operations having been resumed with undiminished vigor. Last
night a number of very powerful blasts
were exploded just at C o'clock, and
several peoplo on Mary street, 200
yards distant, were forced to take protection in neighboring houses while
the shower of stones nnd splinters
lusted. A boulder dropped into Dr.
C. E. C. Brown's yurd and sunk in
the earth only a few feet from where
his little girl was playing. Another
rock crushed through his woodshed
roof. Such is life in the vicinity of
Pelham street at presont, despite the
orders of Mayor Townsend thnt tho
heavy blasting was to bo stopped.
Astonishing Hcsulis.
Mr. Russell Smither, uf this city,
lays claim to tlie 825 offered by tho
proprietors of the llural New Yorker
for the best hill of potatoes of that
name, grown from seed purchased
direct from tliem. The seed purchased by Mr. Smither was no larger
than a walnut, und after allowing it to
remain in u warm situation for a
couple of weeks only threo oyos were
discovered in it that promised to grow.
Tho seed was planted in a trench 5
feet long, 12 inches wide and G inches
doep, well manured. Tho vines grew
well, and at length covered a space of
7x9 feet, and some of the stems
woro an inch in diameter. The potatoes were dug yesterday with the following astonishing results: The hill
contained 22 potatoes, ull marketable
save 2; tho 22 potatoes weighed IS
pounds; the largest weighed 27-' ozs.,
and the second largest 20 ozs; the six
largest weighed 8 Uis. 14 oz3., and the
nine largest 12J lbs. Mr. Smither
brought these potatoes to The Columbian office, whore the figures were
verified. They are ns lino looking
"murphies" as anyone could wish to
see, being much of n size, clean and
evenly shaped.
Large Ileal Estate Transfers.
One of the results of the passage of
the railway bonus bylaw has been an
active movement in real estate, and
one of the largest renl estate transactions ever made iu Westminster was
concluded to-day. The purchasers are
Vancouveritea, who have been conducting their negotiations through
Messrs. Richards, Haywood & Mackintosh for some weeks, but would not
finally cloae until they were certain
tho bonus bylaw would be sustained.
The property purchased was thot of
Mr. A. W. Lundbom, which comprises
55 feet frontage on Columbia street,
nnd 99 feet ou Front Street, and the
buildings thereon. The value of this
transfer is about §20,000, though the
exact figures hove not boen made public. By this deal tho purchasers hove
secured one of the best business sites
in the city.
Another large denl in suburban property is also announced. A block of
14 acres lima been sold to a Victoria
capitalist Who pays for the same 8250
per acre, a considerable increaso over
prices of three months ago. In all quarters of the city prices are looking up,
and a general reaction in the real estate market is looked for. The fact
that foreign capital is looking for in
vestment in Westminster goes to show
that outsiders fully appreciate the immense advantages the railroad will con
fer on us.
Harvest llisir.o Service.
The concert and social at the Methodist church Inst night wns a success in
every wny, The body of tho church
was tilled, all but a few back seats,
and the wings were packed. Rev. J.
H. White occupied the chair and porformed the functions pertaining to
that oflico in a manner worthy of admiration, lie did. not inflict long and
tiresome speeches between each item
on the programme, but said whut, he
hud to sny in a fow crisp sentences
strictly to the point. Tho proceedings
of the evening opened with tho grand,
old doxolot-y, "Praise God from whom
all blessings flow," in which tho whole
audionco joined. Then followed the
"Lord's prayer" by Rov. E. Robson.
The conceit programme was carried
through iu good style, Mrs. D. Robson, Mrs. McCrady, Mis3 Major and
Messra. DeBeck, Cunningham, Harris
andMiddlebro.ok taking the chief parts.
Tho organ solos by Prof. Sharpo, of
Victoria, were rendered iu n manner
thnt elicited tlto warmest praise. The
anthems by tho choir, conducted by
Mr. Pearson, were excellent performances, and tho programme on the
whole wns decidedly woll carried   out
Aflcr the singing of the national anthem, the audience adjourned tu the
basement where pumpkin pies of every
shape, mako, description and flavor
were served uut liy tlio energetic ladies
who had prepared tlm entertainment.
This was the aocial part of thu programme and as such it wns an unqualified success. There wns nothin-] '
tho shnpe uf select coteries observed,
but a general intermingling of the poo-
ine.    In,  noalthisot  mull  iu   Ivest-
. .<• 'i.. . -, ■'   ii-
ruinate) ptaoeiuilj inunctieti iiio  j..co
of pio alongside of a hungry youth of
eight summers, who had wandered
away from the fold of his own church
to patronize tlio Methodists while the
pumpkin pio season lasted. All
Boomed intent on enjoying themselves
and in milking otl-.ers comfortable and
happy, and their efforts in this direction woro attended with unqualified
success. After nn hour socially spent
in this wny the gathering Ijroko up,
moro than pleased with the pleasure
tho evening had afforded them,
 «. ^m..	
Nobody nt Halifax knows anything
about the alleged sensation referred to
in a despatch purporting to come from
Halifax, and published in Now York,
about Genernl Sir John Boss, commander of tiio British troops in Amerioa, and hia divorce, Sir John was
divorced sumo years ng,-).
Died of Despair.
Even the wild and retiring grouse
was for once drawn from its favorite
haunts in tho heart of the dense wild-
wood to learn tho result of the voting
on the bonus by-law. Tho anxious
bird left home yesterday morning, and
on arriving in town toi.k up a commanding position on ono of tho lofty
trees on the premises of Capt. Pitten-
drigli. Tho march of progress, tho
shriek of tho iron horse und the civilization of the wilda are all set down as
deadly sins in the catechism of the
grouse family, consequently this bird
was more than anxious that the by-law
should be defeated. High perched on
tho stately poplnr the bird sat nil the
afternoon and evening inwardly digesting the latest election newa, ns told by
passers-by, and tho fresh young buds
on tho newest branch. About dusk a
wild rumor flew up the street tlmt the
by-law had passed, and so overcome
was the grouse by tho nows thnt il lost
its gtnsp, and tlio power of its wings at
the same time, nnd fell headlong sev-
ral yards, sustaining the loss of a
handful of pinfeathers. Recovering
itaelf beforo tho lowest branch wos
reached the bird took up a fresh position and assumed a look of Bud resignation, which, under the circumstance, was worthy of u martyr. All
niglit long tho bird sat and suffered,
JiBtening to tho multitude as it went
by, tell of the victory, of the fact that
thu road would be built, and lastly,
and what affected it most, of the certain extermination of grouse.
Day dawned on the neighboring hill
tops, naturo awakened, and the sun
drove the fog down toward Ladner's,
but none of these inspiriting incidents
could restore the crushed spirit of the
disappointed grouse, and a shade of
deep blue melancholy came over it.
Again the multitude wont by, and
again tho story of victory floated up-
wnrds and ruffled the already much
ruffled garments of down; and then the
oft told tale drovo the poor grouse to
desperation and raising from its perch
it gave one lurch forward and fell
heavily against the window of Mr.
John McKenzie's liouse, breaking its
neck by the contact. A fitting re-ting
place was arranged in u pot pie for the
once happy grouse, and ita requiem
was sung this evening with a knife and
fork accompaniment.
Gordon Brown's tliilnliiii.
Winnipeg Free Press: Mr. J. Gordon Brown, who haB been on a trip as
far as tho Pacific coast, returned to
Winnipeg yesterdoy. He will go back
to Toronto with a higher opinion than
ever of the Northwest and British Columbia. All the doubts he ever had
concerning the greatness and richness
of tbe country hare been entirely dissipated by what he has seen, and he
believes that it will be the greatest
and richest country on the faco of the
globe.
Messrs. F. G. Strickland Ss Co. havo
just received from tho east a large consignment of elegant, wheeled goods.
A stroll through their commodious
premises is a treat that will bo appreciated by nnyone at all interested in
beautiful enrriago work. There are
Gladstones with comfortable seats, on
the most approved design, strmig.dur-
able nnd elegantly finished. First
class Brewster and Timkin's uoring
buggies; this is n new kind of spring,
said to be very satisfactory on the
road. Road Queens' beautiful sido
bar buggies, which have obtained Mich
great popularity in the enst; and end
springs, Buffalo rond wagons; finely
finished phaetons uf lhe latest styles
and fitted with either two ur three
springs. These vehicles are i.i the
highest stylo of the carriage builder's
art and fit to appear un tho stn e s of
uny city. Express, city deli ery and
market wagons of different sizes, besides buokbourds and sulkies, ooij pleto
the consignment. Tho prices *»ro
away down and only a trifle Vidier
thun in the east. *'
WiiolesalP 'ii
>>!;»•(.-
Beet,  per 1C0 His, live w
■150
Pork            "
     " IV
750
Mutton         "       	
S "'
1)00
Potaloes,new "	
76
,-  100
Cabbage        "
1 00
Onions          "
1 50
Wheal,
0 00
Outs
.......        (1
1 35
Peas               "
i 50
Hay,        per ton   .. .
.. .        !l
i 1 03
Duller (rolls) per It....
■     30
Cheese,             "   ... .
'     15
Butts,      perdoa.   .......
10
Cordwood (retail) pen.
1 00
Apples, per box	
1 00
Hidcsoir'nlper 1(H) lbs
    ., . '
1   li t>0
"    (dry)       "
1100
wool, per lb	
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When ehe nu a Child, sue ci iotl tax ■ .   ,,ria,
When she became mas, she olnng i *   utoHa,
Whsa aha had Ctiitdreii. BbagAV.-itliasi . waioifc-
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BA.KRI8TER, SOLICITOR, Ac. i lllli-es-
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COHIIOI'LII, MrK'IK.I, .* .!!;■>'VS.
fJARRISTERS. SOLICITORS, etc.   Offl-
) ces—Mnsonlo Buildings, l>'ew west-
minster, nnd Vancouver, B. C.        dwto
A. C. BRYDOKE-JACK, M. A.,
BARRISTER, SOIiIOITOR, NOTARY
Public, Ac. Office in lhe llumloy
Building, Columbia St., opposite I'vCof-
onlnl llolel. ilwnuUte
JOSEPH 15. GAYNOR, B.A„1,L.B,
/-(OLD MEDALIST of llie Uliiveii-ilJ ot
lit Dublin. BARMBTKII-ATIi.YW OJ
Hie High Court o( Justice, Ireland. Ollloes,
Corner McKonzio A ClarKson Sis., New
Westminster.  dwfe'JIto
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Block, Now Westminstor.        dwimlMto VOLDMK 34.
WEEKLY BRITISH COLUMBlAlS, NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, OCTOBER 16, 1889.
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NO. 42,
Weekly British Columbian
1Vcclucs.ln5 "■■
Oft. til. ISS1).
Tlie Icarus Allitat.
H. M. S. ferns, whicli wns reported ashore nt Edith Point, got off somo
timo during Monday night or early
yesterday morning. Capt. Rudlin
passed the three men-of-war about
eight o'olock yesterday morning, at
wliich hour nil wero afloat nnd Bteam-
ing genlly. Ono of them, presumably
the Icarus, wns iu Beaver Bny: thu
other twu, tliu Champion and the
Acorn, were out in tho gulf. From
tho distance at whicli the Islander passed, it wus impossible to estimate the
extent of tlio injuries, if any, received
by tho ship, or to obtain any particulars uf her release. It is expected
that nil three men-of-war will nt onco
return to Esquimsl'. An tho weather
yesterday was unusually rough whoro
tho Icarus went ashore, it is fortunate
that shu got nil' ns alio ('id, ur she would
in all probability hnve been badly injured by the terrible sua. — Wednesday's
Colonist..
Seen Frnui Ahroml.
Tho endeavors of The Columbian
to forward in every way tliu success
nnd interest of tlio late exhibition nnd
celebration aro thus acknowledged by
the Vancouver World:
The Coluhiiian is quite elated over
the success uf the late exhibition, in
which it had so largo a share. It wns
tho first to set tho bnll a rolling, by
heading a subscription list with 8100.
Tho action of The Colujiian wna
emulated by others, and so a goodly
sum was netted for the genernl fund.
It kept the mutter before its renders,
alwnys directing their attention to the
necessity of making tho exhibition
worthy of the royai city. Wo aay
nothing of tho excellence of its reports
of the gathering, because we conceive
that all the mainland papers did the
occasion justice. Honor to .whom
honor is due, ia a true motto; and it
is only fair to add theso few words of
felicitation to the many heard within
the last few days, un tho success which
attended our cotemporary in its efforts
to prove to the people of tbo province,
and visitors generally, that that portion of Brilish Columbia lying contiguous ti the fresh-water terminus of
the C, P. R. is one of the most fertile
on this broad continent.
Itlclimoiul Council.
Council mot in thu town hall, Sept 7th.
Present,--Thos. Kidd (reeve), and Councillors Reid, Garratt, Stewart, Daniels
and Blair. After adoption of minutes,
the following communications were received: From George Turner, C. E., respecting the driving of piles around the
point of Sea Island, recommonding the
same and saying Mr. Gore has stated
that tho Richmond counoil should bear
the expense. From Fred. G. Walker,
Victoria, stating that, in his opinion,
the municipality can ionse any wharves
built ou corporate property, or lease
sites for wharves, such sites being corporate property. The clerk wob instructed to reply, asking for more definite advice.
Reports.—From A. H. Daniels, reporting having let a contract on road
No. 7 to Thos. Spencer, James Spenco,
and H. Williams, at $2 per rod. From
D. Reid, reporting Kwong IT. Cliong's
contract on road No. 7 nearly completed,
and recommending payment of S3G0
on same. From W. F. Stewart, recommending payment of iji-J.' uu Al. Lou's
contract. From W. F. Stowart and B.
W. Garratt, reporting having examined
location for extension of roud asked for
by Wm. Nicoll at south end of road No.
11, Sea Island, and considering expenditure required to construct same too
great to bo undertaken at present; also
reported that thoy could not recommend
the counoil to construct road asked for
Ity John Jlrock and others, us Mr. Nicoll
refused to give the land ntles3 than 8100
per aero and cost of fencing. W. F.
Stewart reported that on examination,
he found the dyke on section 20, from
the slough to thn bridge, was insufficient
and he had employed Ah Sam to enlarge
the same for a distance of 35 rods, at 25
cents per rod, he also recommended payment for same, 88.75. Mr. Stewart
further reported that about 40 rods of
road was unprotected by dyke on section
17, Sea Island, and recommended that
same be examined by the board of works.
On motion, it was decided thut the several reports of the board of works be accepted and that a committee composed of
Councillors Daniels aud Garratt be instructed to examine tho unprotected
road on Sea Island, with power to act.
Petitioxs.—From M. Stoves, requesting the council to extend road No. 9
westward to Gulf of Georgia. From D.
Branscombo and others, asking the council for the construction of a road from
the uew wharf to the opera house, a distance of about -t0 rods, nnd staling that
W. H. Steves will complete the road to
connect with No. 1 road,
It was moved and carried, that tho
petition of Mr. Steves bc laid on the
table, and that respecting the potition of
D. Branseoiiibe and others, the clerk be
- instructed to inform the petitioners that
tho council consider they havo no authority to expend money on the roud in
qr.'..';..:. It .-,....'...'. J«d .... motion that
the board of works be instructed to pro-
ceed with the construction of the road
along the river from the lui'lge sito to
road No. 4 as soon as satisfactory arrangements for securing tbe right of way
are completed. It was moved and carried that tho board of works be hereby
authorized to employ a competent man
to take measurements and make out
specifications for bridges across sloughs,
and tho approaches to main bridges in
A and B wards, mid to let contract for
the construction of the same. Carried.
The following bills were ordered to be
paid: World, printing acct., 810.80;
Columiiian, printing aoot., $23.33; Jt.
C I>. M. Co., ward B, No. 2 acct,, §00.-
72; Ah Lon, ward A, No. ■> acct., §100;
K. H. Choug, ward C, Nu. 2 acct., S3C0;
Ah Sam, ward A, No. 2 Met, 88,75.
Council adjourned to meet 1st Saturday
in Octolicr.
Late Despatches.
THE OOLD DBAIN.
London, Oct. 8,—The threatened
drain of gold to tbo Argentine Republic, whicb in part induced tho directors uf the Bank uf England tliree
weoks ago to raise the rato of discount
to 6 per cent,, lias now struck Germany, and 1,500,000 mnrlis of gold were
withdrawn to-day from the Reiohs
bank, in Berlin, for shipment to
Buenos Ayres. Berlin financiers do
not conceal tlieir nervousness at this
movement of gold from Germany in
the face of a munoy market which is
anything but easy, and, us further
orders fur sliipnieiit of gold to South
America hnvo boen recoived, something like a panic is threatened, and
Berlin is nt Borious disudvnntnge in
ense of a drain of this sort, since, unlike London or Vienna, it cannot count
upon aid from tho Bank of France,
whicli to-day holds by fnr the largest
gold reserve in Europe. Tho sharp
rise in the Bnnk of Englnud discount
rnte precludes nny hope of naturally
sharing the outward flow of specie with
London, and tho Berlin bankera will
in nil probability bo driven to nsk tor
tompornry assistance from ber.
A OllEAT STORM.
London, Oot. 8.—The storm whicli
swept ovor England and Ireland yesterday, though doing serious damage
everywhere, appears to hnvo spent its
fury in tho northern portions. Tho
reports of casuulit.es resulting from
the high wind which prevailed all day,
come in hourly and the aggregate loss
of property will bo enormous, and several lives wero lost by contact with
flying timbers and the debris of demolished houses, but the telegraph
wires everywhere are so crippled by
the storm tliat accurate figures cannot
yet be given. In almost every coun
ty in England nnd Irelnnd houses were
blown down by the foroe of the galo,
nnd many cases aro reported in which
occupants of the ruins remained for
hours buried in the rivor, until rescued from their pusitiou by their more
fortunate neighbors. In most of
these cases serious injuries were sustained by those dragged from the
ruins, and in some, death hns resulted.
In the city of Bradford a large warehouse was blown down and the heavy
briek walls in thoir fall crushed in
four houses adjoining. The occupants
were buried all night under tons of
tangled debris and it was not until
lute this afternoon that tho hundreds
of men who had been act to work at
once to rescue them, managed to drag
them from under the ruins of their
homes. Mauy of the victims were
frightfully maimed nnd aeveoul cannot recover.
BISMARCK'S ADVIOE.
Rome, Oct. 9.—It is currently reported in thia city that Prince Bismarck has urged upon Signor Crispi
the advisablity of making a pronounced
endeavor to lessen the unfortunate
tension which at present exists between Italy nnd France. Thia strained
relation of the two powers is really the
menacing thing of the day in relation
to the European situation, and is more
likely to burst into flamos and occaaion
serious nlurm for the peace of tho continent than even the palpable material
preparations of Russia and Austria for
war. France and Italy nre in a sensitive mood, without being altogether
prepared for an outbreak of hostilities.
In this situation Bismarck sees cauae
for Bomo foar of trouble. Biamarok
nlso asks Crispi to modify bo far as
possible the struggle of the Italian govornment with the Vatican, _ whioh is
also, although a niatter of minor importance in international affairs, an
irritation and extremely uncomfortable element in diplomatic intercourse.
The chancellor prefers that tho pope
should look upon Germany ns hiB
friend, and desires to maintain the
most amicable relations with the Vatican as well as with King Humbert.
He haB boen discontented with the
situation ever since the Italian prime
minister declared opeu war with Loo
XIII. It is expected Signor Crispi
will ucquiesce in Prince Bismarck's
vie»B, and hia requeaU will be indicated in his forthcoming Bpeech at
Palermo.
A certain M. & N. W. official at
Portage la Prairie made an attempt to
commit suicide bv shooting himself
one day last week, because tbe young
lady of his choice rofused to oome to
him just as he would have liked. At
present he is under medical treatment
and will soon be around again.
I'
Job printing
at the *'
fouad
the provinco,—Adv
\t ox all kinds neatly done
,s%ao.    l'ricoa will bo
\ry other offico in
Patronage
Is solicited nt tho
ONTARIO HARNESS SHOP,
FRONT STREET.
Strayed Heifer.
A RED HEIFER WITH TWO ROUND
marks on tlie loft oar. The ownor
enn recover same liy proving property and
paying all expenses.
ERIC ANDERSON,
wocllml Lnngley Prairio.
Mail Contract.
for Infants and Children.
"CastorlaissowelladaptedtochUilwethat I Castoria cures Colic, Constipation,
le^?" w-0*-*1??*'-"I is w^gR™. "■£•*« <u*
known to me."     H.A. Anoma.,M.D.,        I ^gosiion
111 So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, V. Y. • I Without in' urlous medication.
The, Cbntauh Company, 77 Murray Streot, N. Y.
LmwmmkWBEi
TO SMOKERS.
IF YOO WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
CIGAR, ASK FOR THE
BRBTSSH LION
HENRY LEE,
/S^They are not only mado of  tho
Choicest Tobacco but thoy are of
Home Manufacture, ami should bo
patronized by all good oitizens.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
iiomeook building,
COLUMBIA STBEET, NEW WESTMINSTER.
dwl7noly
Farmers, Attention!
THE UNDERSIGNED HAS
Lo
-THEIR--
-OF-
=ALSO=
A COMPLETE bIJME OF
Ladies', Hisses' and Children's
Mantles, Cloaks and Jackets.
LONDON HOUSE,
COLUMBIA STREET, NEW WESTMINSTER.
dwoclSt-o
JUST -:. OPENING
Our first consignment of
T.ADIES' JACKETS!
Also the largest assortment of
MANTLE^
•CLOTH©
law      THE      PBOVINOB.
SPECIAL:  Plushes in all the new shades.
SEALED TENDERB, ADDRESSED TO
tho Postmaster General will bo received at Ottawa until noon, on Friday-,
JKntl November, for tho conveyance of
Her Majesty's Malls on a proponed Contract for four yeau*, once per week each
way, between AMevgroveand Mount Lehman, from thn 1st January next.
The conveyance to be mado on horseback or on foot, atthe option of tho contractor.
Printed notices containing further Information as to conditions of proposed
contract, mav bo soen and blank forms of
tender may bc obtained at the post ofllces
of AMorji'i'rjvr' and Mount Lehman and at
tills otllce.
E. IL FLETCHER,
Post Olllco Inspector.
Post Oflico Inspector's Office,
Victoria, mil ycpicinher, ISS9.
oc0w3t
Ogle, Campbell & Freeman
THE LEADING DRY D00D8 HOUSE
MASONIC BLOCK,
NEW WESTMINSTER.
-^—      am  Vm^ —C **M—»—a>— —^J»~—It—-B m
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
OPPOSITE THE BANK OF MONTREAL
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY, PLATED WARE, &C.
BEST QUALITY.   EASTERN PRICES,
A full line of Spectacles & Eyc-GlaSSeg in stool, rubber, silvor arc gold
frames,   The flnest Pebbles made, $4 per pair* nil sights suited.
Special attention given to PINE WATOH REPAIRS. Having learnt.-, tlio
business thoroughly from some of the flnest Horologors in England, and since then
managed tlie watch-repairing departments of a fow of tbo bost firms on the continent of Amorioa, is a sufficient guarantee oi good workmanship. Formerly manager for nearly 8 years o! the well-known firm of Savago & Lyman, Montreal,
Charges Moderate, .„„..,
Montreal, Deo,, 1887.—Mr. F. Crake,—Andw. Robertson, Esq., Chairman of
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, says: "I nover found a Watchmaker who did so
well for me as you did wlion iu Montreal, and I am sorry you nre not boro to-day,"
dwaplUto
SI Farm Wagons.
18 Itiiclt ICoarils.
I Span well matclmcl 4-year old
Black Morses.
8 Single Driving Horses.
<i Cows and Calves.
10 Head Steers.
1 Trotting Wagon.
£3" A Full Lino of Cooking Stoves,
Heating Stoves, Tinware, Hardware,
Groceries, Dry Goods, Notions, Crockery & Stoneware, Clothing, Hats & Caps,
Drugs, Farm Implements, House Furnishings, Furniture, and the Largest Line
of Boots ui;.; ii above Westminster
and the iiioj! 0 r.plcte Stock of General
Merchandise.
COME   AND   EXAMINE   AND  BE
CONVINCED.
HENDERSON BROS.
'ylOd&wSm
I
SZ oo.
Real  Estate,
INSURANCE
 AND	
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Mate Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Business relating to
Real Estato.
—AGENTS FOR—
London Assurance Corporation.
Conncctlcnt Flro'"Insurance Oo. of
Hartford.
London and Lancashire Life Assurance Oo.
Oanton Insuranco Willcc, Ld. (Marine)
OFFICES l
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St., Victoria
dwsellyl
^j^-Biec2:oBSi-.A.is.iL,aa
DRESSMAKING
At MISS JENNINGS',
(Late op England)
Corner of Church aud Columbia iiLreets,
NEW "WESTMINSTER.
■a^Hutisfnet-ion guaranteed,     dwfe7to
BAKER BROS. St, mri
10 Chapel Walk, South Castle St., Liverpool, England,
3 Bank Buildings, Columbia Stroet, New
Westminster,B. O.
Shipping and Commission
Cenebal Wholesale Merchants & Importers
Any description o( Gooda Impoi-tod to
ordor and Custom and Ship Broking
transacted. Latest Freight and Market
Quotations. dwindle
Si
Fruit Trees,
0pn.imes.aal Trees.
Small FrnHa,
Anil GARDEN STOCK on hand 111 great
variety.
Even-tiling flrst-olass and tarnished In
good shape,
tt3L*Send 15 cts. lor valuable 60-page Descriptive Catalogue with 6 bsnutlfui colored platos.  Prlee Lists senl, freo.
G. W. HENRY,
dwdelilte Port Hammond, B. C.
!
Douglas Street Nursery,
OltDERS TAKEN FOIt FRUIT AND
ORNAMENTAL TREES,   Including
nil the lending varieties ol
Applc-s, Pears, Plums, Chcn-lcs,
 ALSO	
SNAIL I'lcl ITS of every description.
E!(,iiiiut'.t!i, Wreallis and Crosses made
to order,
ddwnpsyl P. LATHAM.
;l
mul
. 330-332 CQRB0YA STIIEET,
VANCOUVER, B.C.
Importers and Dealers in
AOH1NERY
OK ALL BKSCIHTIONS.
MARINE WORK A SPECIALTY.
dwdeajto
mopmFntal
Columbia and Church Streets.
Alex. Hamilton,
PROPRIETOR.
North Britisli and Mercantile
Capital,   •    $13,000,000.
RATES ON FARM BUILDINGS.
DWELLINGS, Hard or Lumber Finished,
100 feet, from Items, % per cent, for 1
vear, or I'A per cent, for .1 years.
STABLES—2 per cont. for 1 year, or 4 por
cent, for 3 years.
J. 6. JAQUES, Agent,
wau7ml       New Westminster, II. C.
Puyallup  Nursery I
TREES, SEEDS, SEED POTATOES,
Grown ln the famous Hop Region of Puyallup and White Blver valleys.
OVER ONE MILLION mssrs^mtr
TREES 4 PLANTS.  ^32*61
TONS of Grass nnd Clover Seed.
TONS of Choice Seed PotntoesdOkinils)
TONS of Choicest Vegotablo Seeds.
 SEASON 1880*1890.	
Enough for Dealers. Enoughfor Hunters
New revised List nnd Prices lust out.
Don't fool younelf by not sending for lt
immediately and learn what Is grown nnd
to be had closo at home. Catalogue free
to all. J. IH. OliLK,
w'e5mil Puynllup, Wash. Ter.
~ ~~ ""   IT
BANK BUILDINGS,
Mary Street, NewWestminster, B.C.
[Telephone No. 65.]
14 GLARE ROAD, HALIFAX, ENGLAND.
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS AND AUUIIOhS,
CONVEYANCERS, REAL ESTATE ANO
INSURANCE AGENTS,
STOCK AND SHARE BROKERS,
London and I.unonlhlre Klre and
British Umpire Life Insnrance
Companies.
Sew Wostmlnster Building Sooiety.
Aooountant's Ollicu, Diocese of N.W.
City Auditors, 1HSO, 1K8J and 1S88.
ADVISE CLIENTS IN   THE  BUYING
AND SELLING OP REAL PROPERTY IN THE CITY AND DISTRICT,
and otlier niouotnry transactions.
Have soveral good investments on their
hooks, and all liow.comors will do well to
cull beforo doing biisiiiesu elsowhero.
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