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The British Columbian, Weekly Edition Sep 11, 1889

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Weekly Britisli Columbian,
Wednesday Morning. Sept. II. IWt.
The Post-Intelligencer takes
veiy sensible and fair view of the
Behring Sea question, and in the
following succinct but comprehensive
statement of the case it expresses
the views on the subject of fully
three-fourths of the press and the
people of the United States, who
are by no means in accord with the
preposterous attitude of the administration on this question. Says the
Intelligencer: Thero can be no
doubt that the business and commercial interests both of Alaska and
the whole Paciiic coast would be
better served by removing all limitations from fishing and trading in
Behring Sea- For twenty years our
govemment has practically enforced
its theory of absolute ownership and
control of these waters, chiefly because until now nobody has attempted to contest its claim, and the
result has been to prevent anything
like development either of commerce in Behring Sea or settlement
of the lands in its vicinity. The
whole region, an empire of land
and ocean, has been held as a game
preserve by a fur company. The
arrangement with this company, by
whieh it enjoys monopoly privileges,
waa wholly outside of the natural
and established lines of American
policy. In theory it waa bad and
it praotice it has been no better, for
to maintain its side of the bargain
the government has had to spend
annually double the amount of rental
it has received. It is claimed that
if the monopoly system should be
abandoned, it would involve anni
hilation of the fur seal, but we hear
nothing to support this theory. The
system of protection which lias been
employoil in dealing with the Alaska
Oompany could easily be applied if
the sealing privilege were opon to
competition like other kinds of fishing. But if it be true, if to abrognte
tho uioWopo!;, .: .::„ iil'.vi shoal:!
in fact destraj thi fur soul, still the
thing should lm done, We hnve in
the Behring Sea question a curious
set of considerations. To protect
the fur seal, we set up an absurd
theory of ocean dominion heretofore
denied by our government; we
create a monopoly in violation of
established American policy; we
maintain this monopoly contract at
great oost; we deny our fishermen
the privilege of labouring in their
regular calling; we hold n great sea
olosed against commerce and debar
a vast country, said to hold splendid agricultural and other resources,
from settlement. The thing is
absurd. Is tho fur seal more important than international rights,
than American privileges, than tho
development of a country and tho
genoral interests of commerce 1
Apian is on foot, says an exchange,
to pierce the Simplon with  a  railway tunnel, and it is said that the
scheme has progressed so far as to
have the route laid out and to have
secured a guaranty  of  30,000,000
francs.   Tho tunnel will   have   its
southern mouth in Italy, and that
country will contribute  15,000,000
francs.   It  is  believed  that   the
Swiss government will accept the
proposal, and that the tunnel will
soon be begun.   The Scheme  is  of
great importance to Germauy and
Italy,     both     commercially    and
strategically.    France, Switzerland
and the   Simplon   valley   will   be
thrown open to the German government, to the detriment of French
commerce, and in the event of war,
Italy and Qermuny would be enabled
to   bring  troops  directly   to   the
Franco-Swiss  frontier,    which    is
almost unfortified.   Thero can   bo
little doubt but  that   Germany   is
back of this tunnel   scheme,   it   is
thought, and that she   is  favoring
it chiefly from it military point  of
View.   A recent writer in one of
the English reviews, in an article on
"Swiss Neutrality," has pointed out
the fact that in case of war between
France and Germany the occupation
of Switzerland by France would be
a severe blow to Germany. Says the
writer :   "Whereas   in   1870   the
rectangular frontier which a Swiss
occupation would havo given .France
extended only from Constance to
Basel, it now extends thirty miles
farther west, to Pfetterhauson.   The
advantages of operating from   tho
Swiss plain, and  so  turning  the
fortress of Strasburg and the Black
Forest, are thus clearly greater than
they wore before the treaty of Frankfort, and are in fact so great that
the temptation to profit by them at
the  expense  of  Swiss  neutrality
would seem likely to prove almost
beyond tho  power  of  France  to
resist."   In the  same  article  tho
writer, who has evidently  studied
his aubject closely, points out that
the Seventh, Eighth and Twelfth
Army Corps of the  French  army,
aggregating   over    100,000   men,
could be poured   into   Switzerland
simultaneously  ub  fust  as  trains
could   be    made   available; that
within twelve hours after the first
battalion had been put on board tho
train, every bridge over the Rhine,
from Basel to Constance would be
seized ; that from Pfetterhausen to
Constance  the Germans   have  no
artificial  defences'   an;l   very   few
troops, and that this   part  of  the
frontier is entirely vulnerable to   a
French attack.   It can hardly  be
supposed that Germany is ignorant
of this situation or does not understand  tho   clanger   of   a    French
evasion by the way of Switzerland,
and so it  is   more   than   probable
that she is using her   present  alliance with Italy for the purpose of
meeting this danger in another way.
A  tunnel  through  the   Simplon,
under tb« control  of  Germany  or
her ally Italy will be  an  effectual
check to French movements through
Switzerland, as it would give France
enough to do to defend the Franco-
Swiss frontier in the event of war.
will be Bolved by some of our energetic and enterprising citizens who
are devoting themselves to the success of the exhibition in other ways.
While on the subject, we would
suggest that some of the new buildings now in course of erection might
be utilized temporarily for lodging
and eating quarters. Some of these
structures will' probably be floored
and roofed in by the date of the
exhibition, and, for a consideration,
the contractors might allow, at the
least, temporary sleeping furnituro
to be placed in the spacious halls
and rooms for two or three nights,
and removed, if necessary, in tho
day time. A committee oould have
chargo of these arrangements and
make a moderate charge for the ac
coinmodntion thus provided, to
offset the outlay. If the above
suggestion would not work, it may
be necessary for tho city, or the city
and the agricultural association
combined, to erect a cheap but commodious caravansary on some
convenient site, so that the
royal city's guests, or any of them,
may not be obliged to sleep or eat
on the streets. This is a matter
that will admit of no delay. Our
good name is at stake here as well as
in the success of the exhibition.
Let us ascertain at once how many
visitors the city can accommodate
and take steps to provide for the
A Quebec Woman Afflicted With
Cancer and Paralysis Cured
by a Miracle.
A Toronto Maiden Sues a Young
Doctor for Neglecting to
Marry Her,
The Cruiser Charleston, the Latest
United States Warship, Proves
a Failure.
A matter that ahould engage the
very serious attention of the exbibi
tion promoters, of tho reception
committees particularly, and of
every good citizen who desires the
success of the exhibition and the
perpetuation of the fair fame of the
city, is the quustiun of providing
accommodation for the thousands of
guests that we will have during
exhibition week. A .systematic
canvass should bo made of the city
without delay with ;i view to ascertaining as nearly as possible what
tho utmost hotel capacity for extra
guests is likely tn be on the first of
Octobor next, and also what private
-:::•.•',••■-' ';  lie counted oh,
approximately. We are sure tbat
evory citizen will do what lie can
in the way of entertaining friends
and acquaintances who may visit
the city during exhibition week,
and thereby relieve, to some extent,
the pressure upon the public hostel-
ries, which is sure to be great. We
are afraid tliat, after the inquiries
we have suggested have been made,
it will be found that the city cannot
comfortably accommodate the large
numbers that will be present on
the occasion of tho exhibition, many
of whom will desiro to remain over
two or three days and nights. If
such proves to be the case, a very
serious am! important question is:
What shall be done " That sufficient accommodation must be provided in some way will be accepted ns
axiomatic.   The problem no doubt
Under the republic Franoe is
rapidly extending her colonial possessions. At the close of the
Napoleonic wars the French had
very few colonies left. In 1830
they took possession of Algeria,
and in 1S81 Tunis was brought under
the French flag. According to recently published statistics, the
French colonies, excluding Gaboon
and Congo, have a population of
26,968,249 souls, whilo France herself, according to the census of 1886,
has 38,218,903 inhabitants. Of
those nearly 27,000,000—about 20,-
000,000—belong to thelndo-Ohinese
possessions, 3,900,000 to Algeria,
2,100,000 to Tunis, while Guadeloupe, Martinique, Renuion and
Senagiunbia bave only between 100,-
000 and 200,000 inhabitants each,
and other colonies atill less. The
total trade of France with her colonies, Algeria included, reaches about
800,000,000 francs, of which 221,-
000,000 is the value of the imports
to France and 277,000,000 the
value qf the exports from Franoe.
Of tbo four territories Tonquin,
Annam, Cambodia and Cochin China,
forming the Indo-Chinese colonies,
the trade of three of them (Cambodia furnishes no particulars)
amounted in 1887 to 170,821,000
francs, viz., 136,000,000 with
foreign states, 12,000,000 intercolonial movement, and 22,000,000
with France. The export of these
territories to France is only 1,361,-
000 francs, but the export of France
to the same 21,000,000.
The Second Adventista of Massachusetts have selected October 7 aa
"the end of the world," or the last
day. All former guesses on wis
aubject have been erroneous, and it
is hardly probable that the Massachusetts prophets have any better
data than that of their predecessors
upon which to found a prediction.
The skippers and water-wise mon
on the upper lakes are said to have
bceu afforded reasons lately for reviving an old belief that Lake Superior has u tide. The Sault Ste.
Mario News describes a somowli.it
unusual movement oftho water at
the canal there: "The water, all of
a sudden, began to lower, and one
could almost see it go down until it
was fully three feet below its usual
stage. Almost at once it began to
rise, and kept on until it reached
a point, a foot higher than the
wu uiul depth. Anil so it fluctuated
moid or luss all day, causing no end
of trouble to boats, and giving rise
to the usual speculation on the part
of wise people. The rapids were a
sight when the water lowered. Tho.
shoal places were high and dry, and
the jagged rooks that lie in wait for.
tbeludian canoe unmasked, so that
their true shapes were learned.'
Scientists have a fair chance of airing their knowledge on tho question,
but meanwhile that comet, Eucke, of
Prof, WiggiiiB',reported to be keeping
unpleasantly close to our earth, may
have something to do with it.
Eucke should be warned.
Quebec, Sept. 4.—A woman nf thiB
city? niiiWfl Sfgniii, wns the subject of
a miracle. Fur !l months she suffered
from a disease wliich deprived i.erof
tho use of her legs. Shu nlso suffered
from cancer iu the breast, On Sunday she was carried hy friends to the
shrine of St. Anne wliere she assisted
at divino service, received holy ooni-
miinion and prayed with ardent fervor. Then venerating the relics of
St. Anne sho roso and walked to her
seat without the help of anybody. Tlie
miracle was witnessed liy over 2,000
Toronto, Sept. 4.—Under the title
of tho Canada Northwest Conl & Lumber Syndicate Ld., a company has
been furmd in Louden, Eng., with a
capital of £70,200. Ito object is to
acquire certain freehold coal and timber lands consisting of two lots abuut
two and a half square miles onch, called
the Coal Creek mine nnd Bow Rivor
mine, 25 miles west of Calgary, aud
lease timber lands covering an area of
71 miles held under a perpetual lease
frbm tho Demiuion  government.
Toronto, Sept. 4.—Dr. Dobie, a
well known young doctor, formerly assistant surgeon at the hospital, was today served with a writ in an action for
$10,000 damages for breach uf promiso of marriage to Miss Gokey.
The girl, who is a Ull
stately  blonde,   and   whose   family
strikers, belonging to the coal trimmers league attacked the Lascars and
the police were compelled to fire upon
I them. One striker was fatally wounded.
Liverpool, Sept. 4. -The strike of
tlie dockmen has ended, the employers
having concedod the advance demanded.
Chicago, Sept. 3.—In the Croniu
murder case this morning Judge McConnell decided that the following
questions should be asked the jurors
by the defence, and decided to permit
no others. (1st) Have you formed an
opinion us to whether Dr. Oronin was
taken to the Carlson cottago by the
horse engaged at Dinan's by Dan
Coughlin I (2nd) Havo ynu formed au
opinion as t' whether Burke wss one
oftho tenants of the eottniie? (3rd)
Havo yi"i formed nn opinion ita to
whether tlie Clan-Na-Gael, was responsible for lhe murder f (4th)
Whether or not yuu believe in qmispir-
acy ? (Sth) Whether yuu believe nny
uf the defendants nre mem hern uf tho
said conspiracy ? The panel wns then
called, and the lawyers resumed tliu
work of securing a jury.
Washington, Sept. 3—The verdiot
of the naval court martial in the case
of St. Andrews Irvine, who was recently tried at Torpedo station, R. I.,
for drunkenness, scandalous conduct
and absenting without leave, has been
npproved, and made public. He is
sentenced to a year's suspension on
furlough pay, and to retain hiB present
hippolyte's entrance.
New York, Sept. 3.—Advices just
received from Poit Au Prince give details of the entering of the victorious
northern leader, Hippolyte, into that
city on Aug. 23rd. The army was
composed of 2,500 northern troops,
headed by a man on horse back bearing a flag, followed by V. S. Minister
Thomson, Lieutenants Kelly and
Buse, and the foreign consuls. There
was not the slightest disturbance, snd
the whole affair was conducted with
dignity.   By night there were 8,000
Sown By Greedy Northwest Farmers Proves a Failure and Short
Crops Result.
An Unknown Woman Jumps Into
Niagara Falls and is Carried
Over the Cataract.
A Lineman Takes Hold of a Live
Electric Wire and Meets a
Terrible Death.'
live  at  Walkerton,   said :     "Ahnut  northern troops in the city.   Port Au
At the annual meeting of thu Toronto Life Insurance Co. a highly satisfactory report wns presented, and the
directors deoided to extend the company's business to the United  Stales.
seven years ago I wnB engaged as milt
iner for Dobie Bros., Wallaceburg, of
which defendant is a partner. We
boarded at his brother's house together, and after keeping hia company for a few months ho asked me to
be his wife. I consented and waB led
to believe we would be married that
fall. Dobie came to Toronto to atudy
medicine and 1 came here and went
into a dry goods storo. He promised
to marry me as soon as he
passed his examination. My health
failed. I thought a change of
climate would do me good and he
thought bo too. I secured a nituation
in Miss Andrews' millinery stoio,
Main streot, Winnipeg. After I recovered my health I came hick -with
the understanding that DoJiio wns to
uinrry me, but he refused. Dubie
thinks ho is a   victim of  blackmail.
New York, Sept. 4.—Ill the court
of common pleas, to-day, the schedules
in the assignment of Hiram H. Mollis,
dealer in sheep skins aud wool, were
tiled. Liabilities 8435,453.51; liouiin-
al assets $105,039.32; actual assets
SENT to jail.
Portsmouth, N. H., Sept 4.—Goo.
Rush, a California pugilist arrested at
St. Lawrence for engaging in a prise
fight, was committed to jail here in default of bail.
Washinoton, Sopt. 4.—From the report received to-day by the naval
bureau from the chief eugineeer, it appears the new cruiser Charleston, built
by the Union Iron Works, of San
Francisco, for the government, failed
to come up to contract requirements.
The report states the horsepower developed by the ship in tho recent official run will probably not be reported
abovo 6,700 by the trial beard in their
official roport. During the ruu of six
hours, two hours more than required
Ky contract, she worked in excollent
'.aimer, im hunting being perceptible
ii the piuphinery. During the extra
two hours shu worked bolter than during the required time. This is cited
us a proof of her excellent staying
powers, Should the figures of the
fliciai report agree with those of the
cue received by tlio stoain engineering
bureau, the contractors v. ill he subject
to a penalty of $:!n,000, nnd a rate i.f
5100 for each h raep or u t developed. Much iKiappointmeiit is expressed ill naval circles at the failure of the vessel. Tho contractors
mnde unusual effuits to mako hor
trial a success, even going so far
aB to import hand picked Welsh coal
for uso in her furnace, The vessol was
built on the plans of the Nanaiwakan,
tho Japanese cruiser uf English design
whioh had 24 trials before Bhe was accepted by the Japan government.
Lonuon, Sopt. 4. — Th»ro is a marked further increase today in the numbor of men at work on tho docks.
The dook companies nio resuming the
work of loading vessels; wharves present a brisk appearance.
Lonuon, Sept. 4.—Tho oaptain nnd
otticcrs of u EoiRiisul. r & Oriental
line steamship, assisted hy a largo
fovoo of Lascars, tcday began loading
llio steamers of that line.   A crowd of
Princo is in perfect' control, and all
fears of panic and riot have passed
New York, Sept. 3.—The full rigged British ship, Bay of Naples, loaded with petroleum, for Rangoon, took
lire in the bay thia morning. The
blaze was not extinguished until the
vessel waa btached and filled with
Ottawa, Sept. 3.—Admiral Hene-
nge's treatment of tho German bark
Huatede in Esquimalt Harbor is regarded here as a rather serious business. That he had no right to order
the Hustedo from hor anchorage, or
out of port, is admitted on all sides,
including the department of justice.
The facts will be communicated to the
British government,
Ottawa, Sept. 3.—The department
of justice has received a despatch from
Lieutenant-Governor Nelson, uf British Columbia, reporting the actiou of
Admiral Heneage in ordering away
and removing the German barque, J.
A. Hustede, from her anchorage in
Esquimalt harbor, and asking for instructions. No answer haB beau sent,
at the matter will be laid before the
privy counoil. Hon. H. Tupper,
minister of marine, aaid the queation
which arisos appears to be thia: "Are
or are not the ahipa of her majesty's
navy exempt from the initructiona lamed by the Canadian government's
harbor mister 1 At preaent no veiaels
are exempted from these instructions,
and all are treated alike. The shipa
of her majesty's navy and the ahipa of
the Dominion of Canada are exempted,
however, from paying harbor duet,
but theso are the only exemptions.
Now the question arises, are her majesty's navy excepted from coming
under these rules and instructions.
This is a new point, lt has nover
arisen before, and now it w,ill have to
be settled." Hon. Mackenzie Bowell
said he knew that Esquimalt was a
customs port, but the case in point
had not come under his notice up to
tho presont time. Ho could not say if
the port waB wholly under naval direction. Sir Adolpho Caron had not
conaiderod tho matter, but thought
the aotion of the admiral was extraordinary.
A Sculluc Schooner Lost on Ibe West
t .mat.—All Hands Snveil.
Special to tbe Columbian.
Victoria, Sopt. 4.—It was reported
here last night that the Theresa, has
been lost on the West Coast, near
Cape Beale. She went ashore in a fog
and immediately went to the bottom.
The Indians who brought the news
say all hands were saved. The vessel
wns from Behring Sea, and it is bo-
lieved had a good catch of seals.
Word was received here to-day of
the total loss of the str. Aneon in
Alaskan, witters. All hands were
snviM-and brought tu Port Townsend.
Much uneasiness hud beun felt here
as to her safety,-, and the worst fears
haov now been confirmed. There is a
general feeling of relief since it is
known there was no Joss of lifo.
Toronto, Sept 5.—Sir John Macdonald, in replying to an address presented him at thu opening of the Port
Hope industrial fair, yesterday, said
from the letter he hsd recently recoived from the lieutenant-governor of
the Northwest he had learned that the
experimental farm there was working
miracles in the way of teaching the people whnt scientific farming was. This
year, against all the prognostications,
the crops are above the average.
There were very few failures, aud
where these occurred they could be
traced to bnd farming or bad seed.
Some uf the farmers of the Northwest
allowed themselves to be carried away
last year by high prices. They sold
all their wheat at $1.05 per bushel
and bought frozen wheat at 50 cents a
bushel for seed. The frozen seed had
not come up to their expectations. It
was not at all likely that auch tempting prices would rule again thia year.
Toronto, Sept. 5.—An effort is being made by the solicitors of Dr. Dobie to compromise the breach nf
promise case with Misa Gokey, formerly of Winnipog. It is said Miaa
Gokey called at Dobie's houae before
the writ was served on him, laid a revolver on the table and vowed hys-
terically that she would shoot him if
ho would not marry her. Itia believed
that the case will be settled, although
Miss Gokey aaid ahe haa a letter from
Dobie in which he declarea hie intention to marry her. It is thought Bhe
haa no case.
Niagara Falls, N. Y., Sept. 5.—
An unknown woman auicided thia
morning by jumping into the rapida
two hundred feet above the falls and
went over the cataract She waa
dressed in black, had red hair, waa six
feet high and weighed about 140
pounds. Nothing was left by which to
identify her. A lookout has been set
for tho body.
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 5.—Hugh
Perrel, an electrio light lineman, met
with a horrible death at noon to-day.
He was working on a pole un Seneca
st. He caught hold of a livo wire nnd
fell to the cross arm and being hung
in the nir unable to savo himself, giving evidence of extreme suffering. One
arm was around the wire, his head
hanging down and the body twitching
and writhing. The firo department
waa called, but it was 15 minutes beforo help came. Perret waa alive
when taken down, but speechless, and,
died a few minutes after reaching the
hospital. The right breaat was badly burned and the fingers of the left
hand burned almoat to the bone. He
haa been in the employ of the company but a few daya.
London, Sept. 5.—Over three thousand dock Uborera returned to work
thia morning at advanced |*y.
The joint dock committee gained a
point to-day by conceding one. It accepted the proposition of the ahip
owners to appoint a conference committee, with power to arrange the details of a plan by which the ahip own.
era ahould be allowed tu pay the
men, heretofore paid by the dock
companies. A communication to thia
effect was sent to the ship owners at
noun to-day. The ship owners do nbt
moot until noon, and aa aome time
must elapse before lhe committee un
details can begin work it is possible
that the strikers will bo starved into
submission beforo the committee finishes its work. The time it will t ,ko
will depend upon the willingness of
tlie joint dock company's representatives to ngreo with thu ship ownen*
representatives on this disputed point.
The joint dock committees are running a waiting race, and all depends
on tho Etaying qualities uf the strikers.
l?ive principal "...u„,. winiuugcit
have agreed to the lemis deninudud ,y
the strikers, r.nd work oil tlieir duck*
begun this morning with full force.
Other wharfingers and granary keepers are on the verge ol a similar agreement, and hundreds of men ure surrounding each wharf ready to go
to work when employers ahall reach
thoir decision. The Thames haa a
livelier appearance this morning than
for weeks past. The men who have
gene to work agree to contribute one
day's pay to the striken, and for the
benefit of those still idle. Mr. Burns
declares tho mon havo given tho directors of dock companies a crushing
blow from wliich thoy will not.soon re-
over. £4.000 were sent to tho strikers from Australia.
Oakland, Cal. Sept. 5.—Mrs. Dr.
Amelia Funke wns acquitted last, night
of the chnrgo of murder, by malpractice, of Mrs. Bensing, last April. VOLUME 84.
Banquet to the Hon. Edgar Dewdney, Minister of the Interior, a
Complete Success.
Westminster Turns   Out   Nobly
and Does Honor to the Grand
Old Timer.
A Night of Perfect  Enjoyment,
Brilliant   Speeches,   Popular
Toasts, and Good Songs.
The banquet to the Hon. Edgar
Dewdney Monday niglit at tho Colonial
Hotel was indeed a grand success, and
never in the history of tho Royal
City did the people turn out moro
unanimously or moro willingly than
on the present occasion. It was to
honor an old timer, an old Caribnoite,
an old oitiifen and an old and steadfast
friend of the provinco at large, that
the people of Westminster assembled
last night; and tho guest of the evoning must havo appreciated the feelings, spontaneous and unselfish, that
prompted the many tributes of lovo
and respect he received. It was a
gathering long ti be remembered in
the Royal City, and to the old pioneers of the province who graced the
board it was a reminder of the dangers,
hardships, struggles and victories of
the glorious post.
Shortly after fl o'clock the doors of
the dining room were thrown open
and Mnyor Townsond, escorting the
guest "f the evening, entered the room
followed by tlie guests, two by two.
The board was set in most convenient
form, one table running the full
length of the room, while at right
angles to, aud adjoining it, was a row
of small tables. On the right of
Mayor Townsend sat the guest of the
evening, Hon. Edgar Dewdney, and
Mr. I. B. Fisher, and on the left Mr.
D. Chisholm, M.I?., and Mr. W. H.
Ladner, M. P. P. Ex-Mayor Dickinson tilled the vico-chair, and was supported on one side by Reeve Kirkland of Ladners and by Mr. B.
Douglas on the other. The scene,
when all were seated, was strikingly
handsomo. Vases and pots of beautiful
flowers graced the tables in profusion,
which together with the pyramids of
. fruit, moulds of jellies, dishes of
bright confections, and the many
othor attractive features with which
tho table waB adorned, presented a
picture at once novel, pretty and
fascinating. The menu was large and
varied, the cooking excellent, and on
the whole the spread did ample
justice to the well-known reputation
uf the Colonial.
After ample justice had been dono
to the more substantial part of the bill
of fare the chairman proposed "the
queen" and the vice-chairman lho
"Prince of Wales and royal family,"
which were drunk in the usual loyal
manner. The toast next in order was
the governor-general of Canada and the
lieut.-governor of Britisli Columbia,
which waa received with "they are
jolly good fellows."
Mayor Townsend, amidst much enthusiasm rose to his feet mid proposed
tho toast of the evening, "tho Dominion government, und parliament of
Canada," coupled with the names of
the Hon. Edgar Dowdney nnd Mr. D.
Chisholm. In proposing the toast the
chairman referred' briefly to Hon. Mr.
Dewdney's life in British Columbia.,
his good work on our behalf and the
great interest he has always manifested
in the province. Mr ChUholm's untiring efforts on behalf of his constituents
were also handsomely acknowledged.
"They nro jolly eood fellows" was
sung with great spirit, ending with
three times three and a "tiger."
Hen. Edgar Dewdney on rising
was, greeted with a tumult of applause,
and cheer after cheer mnde the air
ring again. When tho applause finally subsided the honorable gentleman
said: Mr chairman and gentlemen, I
have to thank you for the very kind
manner in which you havo received
Mrs. Dewdney aud myself on onr pros?
ent visit. After the long trip I made
to-day Ji will not tax you with a lengthy
speech, more especially as my friend
Mr. Chisholm is to follow me, and
whoso oratorical powers aro greater
than mine. I am an old timer and
came to the province hy way of Panama, as many of my old friends cume
about the same time. If I recollect
right I arrived ill British Columbia in
183!). Many others arrived a year or
two afterwards, cnnie ovorland, and
mnny "f you who came across tho continent by rail in a comfortable palace
car can scarcely appreciate what the
brave and hardy pioneors had to contend
wiih, I well remember the day, now
over MO years ngo, when I first landed
in Westminster. Thero wore only
three tents on the townsito then, and
these gavo little evidence of the greater things iu store. I take pride in
tht3 city because I camo horo in the
early dnys nud took my part in building its foundation of prosperity. (Applause). I assistod in the survey of
the towi. . under Col. Moody, and
forth., iin.j I was undor military
orders. For this work I was paid in
$20 gold pieces, and I never was so
proud in my life ns when I walked
down from Sapperton jingling this
money—tho first I had evor earned in
my lifo (groat applause). Then I decided to go into farming and formed
a partnership with nnothor green Englishman and an experienced Canadian
farmor. I had tho capital nnd tho
Cnnadian had the experience, but
whon the firm dissolved a littlo later
neither of us had any capital,
but both plenty of experience
We left town one night about
10 "'clock in an old canoo for
our farm, down on tho Delta, and
■had not proceeded far when our craft
ran aground nnd thero we remained
until daylight. Wo reached our
destination all light and started
operations, 'ihe first, tiling done was
to set out u small gulden, but n knew
nothing of spring tides and ono morn
ing the wnter cumo up and overflowed
our vegetables. Then we wanted a
well for fresh water and we dug ono.
It seemed strango that wo did not
hnvo to go far for wator, for lots flowed
in and we found it to bo salt chuck
(laughter). Then we took n contract
from Col. Moody to supply linn with
100 tons of hay, at $100 per ton,
delivered at Fort Douglas. We
worked a long time on this contract
and kept sending to Westminster for
supplies from Mr. Sheriff Armstrong,
then a leading merchant. After we
had worked for weeks wo thouglit
fully a hundred tons had beon cut aod
stacked, but when Mr. Armstrong
came down and measured it and only
found 0| tons you can imagino our
feeliugs (groat laughter). Having met
with so little success as a farmor, I
returned to Westminster. The second
sale of town' lots was about to take
place and a Viotoria auctioneer camo
ud to do the business. But the people
of the Royal City were as loyal then
as tbey are now and they sent the
Victorian baok soying they would find
a local man to conduct the sale. One
day while dining with Col. Moody he
asked me if I had evor been an
auctioneer; I said I had not but would
not mind trying my hand at it. Ho
recommended me to Govornor Douglas and 1 wus appointed to conduct the
sale. The sale was a succoss, for I
sold $360,000 worth of property in
une day. (Great applause). With
the profits of this sale I built an offlce
aud went into the real estate business, but this did not pan out well
so I loft for tho mines and worked
there survoying. Business was bo
good with mo tliat I made $15,000 in
three months. Next I took contracts
from tho govornmont for road building, and built a portion of tho Yalo
wagon road. After I was through
willi this work I had a lot of horsos on
iny hands, so I went into the packing
business, from Yale to Cariboo, and I
nover folt a prouder man in my lifo
than when I concluded a contract to
pack goods to the mines at 75 conts
per pound; but I felt protty miserable
inter on when I left 46 horses deud in
the snow. I returned to Westminster
and Bhortly left the province. Later
you sent me to parliament to represent this district, and I did as well aa
I possibly could for you. While I was
still representing you I waa offered an
important position in the Northwest,
and I accepted it. The Toronto Globe
snid 1 had sold myself and my constituents (cries of no! no!). As it turned
out my constituents wore pleased with
my promotion. I had a difficult tusk
before me in the Northwest, but I accomplished it. The Indians were then
fierce and warlike,- but I went among
them unarmed and without escort and
in u very short time 1 gained tlieir respect. I did all I could to better tho
conditions of the Indiana and they
knew it and appreciated it Theso Indians are now all in a prosperous condition. Before my term of offlco expired I was offered the governorship
of the territories, which I accepted and
hold until I was appointed minister of
tho interior. When Hon. Mr. White
died it was generally thought that a
western man should get the vacant
portfolio, one who knew the country
and the people, and who would thoro-
fore knew how to deal with the business ot the department. Sir John was
of this opinion, and although many
professional politicians pressed their
claims, bo said "No, a western
man must have tho vacancy."
I was givon tho portfolio, and
now, after one year's service, I have
received tho kindest and most hospitable treatment at every point where I
have stopped on my journoy
across the continent. Mr. mayor and
gentlemen, I will always remember
the kindness I have received sinco iny
arrival hero. I havo always taken a
lively interest in this city and always
will; and I will do all lean inthe
house to help you. I am glad to boo
the prosperity the city evinces on
overy side. Your industries are all
in a flourishing condition. The government is only too glnd to meet tho
wishes of tho poople of British Columbia iu every way, and I will bo back
in Ottawa in a few weeks and so, gentleman, if you have any axes to grind,
now is the time to speak out. Before
concluding I may sny if any constituents have a conscicncious representative, you havo in Mr. Chisholm. Ho
works honeBtly and perseveringly in
your behalf, and never does he neglect even the most trifling matter that
affect* your interest. I hope to see
him in Ottawa Bgain next session renewed in strength and spirits, (Long
and contindedapplause.)
Mr. Chisholm on rising wus greeted
with choors. Ho said; I am glad to
see so many here to-night to honor
Mr. Dowdney. I am glad also to seo
so many old facos present, for I, too,
am an old pioneer of tlio provinco uiul
have packed my blankets like so many
moro of you. Tho hon. minister of
tho intorior has always dono well in
the many important positiona he has
occupied. I am satisfied lie is a friend
of British Columbia, and I assure you
he is a warm friend too. In behalf of
the parliament of Canada. I thank you
for the toast, Canada may woll bo
proud of hur parliament, which is a
body of men us intelligent as that
which rules over the destinies uf any
nation, not exoepting tho imperial
commons (applause). The great work
that Canada hus accomplished, under
the government of Sir John A. Macdonald, lho construction of tho Cnnadian Pacific railway, is tho wondcrof
the world. And credit must be given
also to the peoplo who wore bold
onough to. support such a gigantio
schemo. I support, tho present government because I believe it to bo the boBt
wo cuuld have; it is a progressive
party, and a party tliat is rapidly
bringing Canada to the front among
the othor iiatitms. Mr. mnyor and
gontlomon, I thank you for the handsome manner in which you have drunk
tho toast.   (Great applause.)
Ex-Mayor Dickinson propoBod tho
health of tho provincial legislature in
a few complimentary remarks.
Mr. Y\\ IT. LvJ.tier, M.-P. P., responded in his usual pleasant manner.
Ho said it did his heart good to seo
Mr. Dewdney; had it not been for
him tho C. P. R. would never have
como down the Frasor Rivor canyons,
and had it gone elsewhere we might
as we!! havo been in Calcutta for all
the good it would havb done ub (applause. ) Continuing Mr. Ladner said:
I have known Mr. Dewdney a long
time nnd the acquaintance has been a
pleasure. What I want to ask him
now is: cannot the Dominion and provincial governments combine and
build roads into some of our districts
at preaent almost inaccessible. The
provincial government says it has not
tho funds tn do tho work, bo an arrangement might bo arrived at between the two cabinets. It is important that the settlements should havo
a freo outlet. After again returning
thanks for tho toast, Mr. Ladner took
his seat amidst hearty rounds of ap-
Mr. Keary was called on and sang a
comic song, which was rendered in fine
voico and delighted the company.
Hon. Mr. Dewdney proposed the
healths of tho mayor and corporation,
nnd nsked, evoryono to fill his glass
and drink heartily, for it was a well
managed city, stood well in financial
circles and boro an excellent reputation abroad.
Mayor Townsend Baid it afforded
him great pleasure to reply to this
toast. Westminster had launched out
pretty extensively this year, but it
was necessary. Water works wero required and otlier improvements were
in progress wliich would result in the
city keeping paco with its enterprising neighbors. Mr. Townsond said ho
ulso was an old pioneer, having arrived in tlio provinco 32 years ago, and
ho prided himself on being classed as
ono of the old timers of tho early dayo.
His worship was loudly cheered on
taking his seat.
Ex-Mayor Dickinson said tho old
corporation of Westminster had no
reason to be ashamed of its record.
It had paved the way for the improvements now going on. He had always
worked hard for Westminster (a voice:
"you have"), aud would always interest himself in everything tending to
tho benefit and welfare of the city.
Aldermen Curtis, Ewen. Jaques,
Cunningham, Calbick and Keary also
responded to the toast-
Mr. J. C. Armstrong proposed tho
toast "The pioneers of British Columbia," coupled with the name of Mr.
Dewdney. Ho said: But for ono man
tho Canadian Pacific Railway mould
have gone by the Buto Inlet route.
Victoria worked for it, the government engineers favored it and but ono
man held out in favor of tho Fraser
river route, and that man was the
Hon. Edgar Dewdney. He fought
what is known as the "battle of the
routes," stuck to his convictions and
finally had the satisfaction to win the
fight, Had it not been for him whero
would Westminster be to-day? It ia
hard to tell. He fought that fight
alone and gave us the road, and uow
the whole world knows his theories
were right.   (Great applause).
Hon. Mr. Dewdney: I thank you
again, goutlomen, for drinking my
health, but there nro so mnny of the
good old pioneers round the board
that I will loavo it to thom to reply to
the toast. I might say regarding Mr.
J. C. Armstrong that ho is my old
Cariboo partner—and that partnership was the only profitable ono I had
in tho mines. We owned a claim togothor and it waa not panning out woll
and 1 was willing to part with my  in
terest in it for a few hundred dollars.
Mr. Armstrong told mo to hold ou and
not sell out, nud I took his advico. A
few evenings afterwards ho ennio to
mo and drawing his hnnd from his
pocket showed me a handful of nuggets. "There," said he, "didn't I tell
you it would pan out rich!" It did
pun out rich and in 13 months I
cleaved $15,000 from this mine. As
regards my action at Ottawa ill regard to railway nmttors, 1 onn only
say I acted conscientiously. I think
tho time will come when other railroads, apart from the Southern Railway, will bc built in this province.
British Columbia is the grentest. province in the wido Dominion, and it
must be developed (cheers). The only
way the immense tracts of splendid
country, lying to the north, can be
laid open for settlement is by ruilroad
construction—that alone will do it,
and I predict that before many yoars
you will hnvo other largo railwny lines
running across tho breadth of tho provinco. After paying a glowing tribute
to the district of New Westminstor tho
speaker took his scat amidst thunders
of applause.
Mr. Jaa. A. Laidlaw and Mr. T. E.
Ladner also responded, the lattor in a
very happy littlo speoch.
The agricultural, mining, manufacturing, lumbering, fishing and banking
institutions ot tho country were proposed by Mnyor Townsend.
Mr. W. H. Ladnor, M. P. P., replied for tho agricultural industry, Mr.
Jaques for the mining industry, Mr.
Ewon for the fisJiing industry nnd Mr.
Brymnor for the banking institutions.
The -'Press" was recoived, and Mr.
Ladner favored the toast with a cheerful littlo song.
The toast was responded to by Mr.
G. A. Kelly nud Mr. F. R. Glover.
Tho "Ladies" elicited nn unusually
happy speech from Mr. Peter Grant,
and Mr. M. Sinclair also proved himself an able champion of the gentler
Mnyor Townsend and Mr. Moresby
oach favored the company with songs
wliich were well receivod.
Tho Army and Navy and Volunteers, brought Capt. Peele to hia feet,
and a very neat and appropriate reply
to the toast was given by him. Lieut.
Mowat also did justice to the toast in
a few well chosen romnrks concerning
volunteer servico.
A vory laughable song, "Donny-
brook Fair," by Mr. Levi, kopt the
company in roars of laughter for a
quarter of an hour.
Cheers for Mr. Dewdney, "God
save the Queen" and "Auld Lung
Sync" brought this most successful
and enjoyable banquet to an end.
The Empire says the minister of
marine and fisheries has received a
despatch from Ool. E. G. Prior, M.P.,
of British Columbia, which states that
by the troaty of 1824 Russia had no
right to anything under parallel 54°
40" latitude, and that when the
United States purchased Alaska they
purohased what was above this
parallel. Both Ounalaska and the
Aleutian Islands are below the parallel.
Col. Prior asks that these statements
be placed boforo the imperial authorities.
The sensation caused in Toronto by
the sudden disappearance of the fif
teen-year-old daughter of Judgo Ferguson, who ran away to go on the
stage, is tho talk of the city.' The
matter was plnccd in the hands of detectives, who traced tho girl to Buffalo,
whence she was brought back Saturday night.
Financial and Insurance Agents.
Property for Sale in all parts of tho City aud Suburbs. We also linve listed some
of tho finest farming land in the Province. MONEY TO LOAN. HOUSES TO
RENT. Agents for the Confederation Life Association of Toronto, tho London
Guarantee and Accident Co., Limited. General Agents for British Columbia for
tho American Steam Boilor Insurance Co. of Now York, the Royal and Atlus Firo
Assurance Companies of England, Union Fire aud Marino Insuranco Co. of San
Francisco, South liritish Firo and Marino Insurance Co. of New Zealand.
NEW WESTMINSTER—Columbia Street, Bank of B. C. Block.
VANCOUVER—Hastings Street, opposito tlio Post Oflico.
Art Figured Pongee Silk.
Art Muslins.
mm liii? m
Engineers, Boiler Matters, and Iron and Brass Founders
, OJ.elTl IU'e m "position to undertake the construction and repairs of Murine
m.fw.w*J.vU}'K,Vsi,jrsr^Boilcr^ M»U»S. Milling and c"„5,ery
JHaelliliei-y, as well as t'-istillgs and Forgillgs of every description*
Estimates given;  all work guaranteed.
Ghxerai, Mamaokr. dwjU7tc Mechanical Ma-vaoek,
Miss Peebles
JJiid, Sr«l and 4th of October.
The store will be illuminated with Chineso Lanterns and thrown open to the
public from S:30 a. m. till 11 p. m. Tlie store has beeu enlarged aud is now 70 feet
long. An ORCHESTRONE and other valuable articlos will bo rallied for at the
closo of the Bazaar.
NOTE THE ADDRESS:--<Joliunbia Street, opposite the
Rank of Montreal. seSdwim
1, Mining ifl ipicinral lattery
We HAVfi THE Largest and Finest Stock of
Repairs of all kinds neatly and promptly done.
se3dw Webster's Building, Westminster, B. C.
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NO. 37.
Summaries of Home of tbe Cily Heriuons
Bpolicii Hunduy.
At tho Reformed Episcopal church
Sunday morning the Rev. Thos.
Hadden discoursed on Psalm 27 4v.
"Ono thing have I desired of the
Lord, that will I souk after; that I may
dwell in the house of the Lord all the
days of my life, to behold the boauty
of tho Lurd, and to enquire in his
temple." Ho aaid substantially us follows: There is a great deal in singleness of aim. The reason many are
not successful is becuuse they have no
settled purpose, their energies are divided on Beveral objeota and, thus
weakened, there is nothing special accomplished. Take the leading orators
of tho age, or the leading statesmen,
poets and inventoiB, they are successful becauso they centre thoir energies
on onu particular purpose or work, a
kind ef master passion. David had a
master passion; ho wanted tu be complete in onu thing, he had boon a successful warrior against his foes, as a
ruler he possessed viisj power over 'he
most interesting pi Ohio tlie world over
knew, aa a poet God had blessed him,
his compositions have been sung by
millions in the ages that have rolled
by, aud will bo Bung down to the etnl
of time, cheering and comforting many
a weary pilgrim with their pathos, and
tend to develop their Christian life;
but what was it lie preferred above all
these achievements that had only been
incidental along tlie lice? David
draws the veil asido in tho words of
the fciixt and we see as it wero a three
fold cord, three wishes centered in
one. To dwell in the houso of the
Lord did not mean a residence, but
constant habitual attendance at the
sanctuary, and David wished never to
lose the desire to worship God. How
different the desire of many to-day, if
they were compelled ti speak their
preference, it wuuld be, to keep away
and in this how mistaken thoy are;
they say they can servo God in tlieir
own houses: but do t'.iey" As a rule
they do not, and furthermore, they deliberately disregard the command
"Not to forsake the assembling of
yourselves together." It was for the
purposo of assembly and united worship that the toruplo was built. David
saw in tliu services ot' the temple, fellowship with Gud; lie desired to
behold the beauty of the Lord: ho
might have said: "Here is my palace, 1
can worship God hero;'' he did worship
God iu his home and so do aU good
Christians, but he felt it his duty togo
habitually tu the sanctuary where God
was wont to reveal himself in a larger
manner because of the unity uf worship; unity is strength and without it
very little is accomplished. What
if thero was uo united uction iu the
political or moral world, why there
would be nothing dune if thero were
no council, and it is necessary to baud
a number of men together into a i>ov-
eming body and that they assemble to
transact business for the good of society and fur tho good uf the country. So
it is with the ohurch of God; its purposo is tu save men from sin aud bring
them to God, instruct them in their
duty, and develop Christian character,
and thus help each uther in the divine
lifo; all this needs organization, attontion and a stronger lovo for relig
ion than any other society. No socio
ty ur work should be placed in the
foro front of our affections in preference io religion. Many of the societies of to-day are formed tn holp the
body, and to insure religious liberty,
but tlie religion uf Jesus Christ should
como lirst as it gives liberty for this
life aud also the life to come. I am
some times grieved to hear it said that
temperance societies arc doing more
good than the church; inasmuch as
they only deal with une ovil, whereas
the church of Christ seeks tu put down
evil in every form, intemperance included, thoreforo my love for tho
church uf Christ is greater than for
anything else because it covers the
ground of dealing with all man's needs.
There are many toiirperute men who
will never get tu heaven, but if he iB
a Christian he will bo temperate in all
things. The object ot religion is to
make us happy in this life and free us
from all sin and elevate our character,
and all good organizations spring from
this inate Christian desire and are for
the most part carried on by Christians,
and without this foundation upon
Christianity there is very little, if any,
success. Then David desired to dwell
in the house of the Lord so that in the
manifestation of God he could get food
for his soul. David desired to be an
enquirer, and we cau still do this and
by constant waiting un God enquire
His will concerning us. The test theu
teaches a model life, continual consecration and a religious desire for Gud's
house; will you not learn the same
lesson and make David's master passion yuur own; come to day unto tho
sweet fellowship of communion with
God and then ut His mining you will
seo the King in Uis beauty in tho
groat heavenly temple.
ST.   AKllltBW S 0I1UUUH.
Roy. Thos. Scouler, of the Presbytorian ohuroh took Ills text Suuday night.
Irom Hebrews 5 c. 7. v.—"Who in
the days of His llooli, when He had
offered up prayers and supplications
with strong crying aud tears unto Him
that was able to savo Him from death,
and wns heard in that He feared"—and
continued : Tho reference in this
verso is to our Lord Jesus Christ. The
object of the verso Is to show that
Ohrist had tlio qualifications that were
needed for the oflico of the priesthood.
Ono important qualillcation for that
offico wns that Ho should be able to
havo ooinpassion on tho ignorant and
thuso that woro out of the wny, and
that Uu shuuld bu ablo to sympathize
with tho weak and tho suffering.
Christ possessed theso qualifications in a pro-eminent degree.
Another characteristic of tho priest
was that ho should feel how
entirely dependent, for help ho
was upon God in the dischnrgo  of his
duties. Hence we hud our Lord constantly repairing to the throne of grace
that he might ask His Father for that
help whicli Ho felt that He stood in
need of. Christ was pre-eminently a
man of prayer. How often do we read
of Him retiring aluuo to pray, as for
instanco ii lien Ho went up into the
mountain and spent the whole night
in prayer. Then we read of His agonizing prayer m the garden of Geth-
senmno, and of His wonderful intercessory prayer, in which w.o all have an
interest. Christ's prayers wore always
heard and answered, because ho aBked
those things which were agreeable to
God's will, So we should come to God
by prayer, expecting to receive those
blessings whicli we need. Notice tho
spirit in whicli prayer should bo made,
with strong cryi ng and tears. Oh, how
intensely in earnest our Lord was in
ull His prayers and supplications.
Would that wo had tlio same earnest
spirit in our approaches unto tho throno
of grace. Wo should remember that
it in only the effectual fervent prayer of
ilu> righteous nian thatavaileth much,
V',u will notice that our Lord presented
His prayers not only with strong crying, but with tears, Tears are the
visiido expression of the heart's grief.
Christ knew what it was to suffer. We
read of Christ shedding tears on several occasions The cause of these tears
was montnl suffering. So many tears
aro shed on account of mental suffering. There may be thoso here who
aro trying to keep a cheerful countenance, who are carrying a load greater than they can bear. . Those tears
that Christ shed wero also tears of
sympathy, as ut the gravo of Lazarus.
Let us seel: to follow Christ in thoso
respects. Onr sins ofton wound Christ
and cause Him pain. God holp us to
walk in tiio straight path that He has
marked out for us.
Tin- City Council uml Heard of Trade
1-i'CM'iil a Xunilicrof Important
Mailers In llie Minister.
On Saturday afternoon tho members of the cily council and a number
of prominent; members of tho board of
trade waited on Hon. Mr. Dewdney,
minister of tho interior, nt the Dominion land oilice, to lay before him somo
matters affecting tlie interest, of this
city and district. Hia worship the
mayor introduced tlie members of the
deputation, and called upon the city
clerk to stato, on behalf of tho council,
the matters relating to the city which
wore to bo brought befure tho minister.
First, it wns requested that the four
reserves lying on the river front in the
western part of the city, and Poplar
Island, should bo conveyed to theioity,
or restored to the provincial govern-
inont in trust for the city. A good
many years ago Indian Commissioner
Sproat set apart three reserves as a
place to be occupied by Indians who
wero visiting New Westminster, as at
that tune small-pox prevailed extensively among the natives and it was
feared their presence within the city
limits might lend to serious results.
As a matter of fact, however, Indians
have scarcely over nvailod themselves of
the reserves, and as they now lie
wholly within the oity limits, and are
uo longer required for the purposes
fur wliich they were handed over to
the Ii dian department, and as that
part of tho ciiy is being settled
up by white people, it was claimed that these properties should
revert to tho oity, or to the provincial
government to be handed over to the
city authorities.
The council likewise asked for permission to extend Clarkson street
from Lurno to Begbie sts., through
lot 3, which belongs to the Dominion
government. The extension of this
street, it was pointed out, would
improve adjoining property, and the
part of lot 3 asked fur was not now
being used for any public purpose.
It was also suggested that lut 1, adjoining the Oddfellow's block, should
oe sold.
The council also claimed that the
rent of $50 a year now paid by tho
city to tho Dominion government for
the C.P.R. right of way through the
reserve in front of the penitentiary was
excessive, and ought to be reduced,'
When negotiations were being carried
on for the right of way through this
property the government intimated
that a nominal rent only would be
asked; but when the lease came to be
submitted tho consideration named
theruinnvas found tu be 850 a year.
The city derived no benefit whatever
from the property, and was not at
liberty to relet any portion of it.
The subjects having been fully discussed, the secretary of the board of
trade was called upon to present, on
behalf of the board, certain othor matters, First, the question of river navigation. It was pointed out that tho
recently issued chart of Fraser River
contained such inaccuracies as to destroy its usefulness' ns a guido to navigators, ns the position of the channel
in some places was misrepresented and
the depth of water in many places
made to nppear considerably less than
woat actually existed. The board
asked the minister to havo this chart
withdrawn, and to urge upon the government tho importance of having a
new chart issued as speedily as possible,
prepared from moro reoent and accurate soundings. The rapid increase in
tho shipping of tho river, and tho erection of largo new mills on tho river
were put forward us substantial reasons
why very reasonable facilities should
be afforded to shippers seeking charters
hero. It wns nlso requested thnt provision should bo made for taking
soundings periodically in tho channel
for tho information of ship owners.
Tho board also naked that a subsidy
lio provided for n. mail sorvico betwecii
the city and settlements on tho North
Ann of Fruser Rivor. This was the
original mall route, but a few years
ago tho subsidy was discontinued, and
tho eity itself was forced to subsidize
the route, which was regarded ns a
hardship. The settlements along both
sides of the rivor wero extending
nearer the city evory yenr, and the
mail route uia Vancouver did not meet
the wants of a great part of tlio territory. Complaint was also mado respecting the unsatisfactory character of
the mail servico between the city and
Victoria, uia Fraser River, and the
minister was asked to require better
timo to be mado on this routo.
The board also suggested that the
lands on Maria Island, set apart ns an
Indian reserve, should be opon to settlement. There are nearly 10,000 acro3
of first-class land on this island, and it
ia occupied by only one Indian. Insomuch as nearly all tho government
lands within the district have been
taken up, aud many intending settlors
aro drifting across the boundary, aud
tho lands reserved on Maria IsJand are
lying waste, it was taken to bo ill tho
public interest that thoy should bo
mado availablo for purposes of settlement.
The deputation was received most
courteously by the minister, who listened attentively to the various representations made, and it is certain whatever can bc dono towards securing the
objects desired will bo done by Mr.
HlM'iislies at the EBrluril.
It in amusing to note the human
tendency to "put on airs," as soon as
necessary dollars are obtaiuod for
doing so. Last evening four Siwashes
who had being fishing and mado big
money at tho Fraser rivor canneries
arrived iu the city. What do you
think ? With tlio instincts of a
natural bom epicure, a railway magnate or other monopolist, they made
straight for the Driard Houso. Before
registering, however, Skookum Charley
took the precaution to inquire as to
tho necessary number of ducats to
enable one to sleep under the roof of
this high-classed caravansary. "Censig
chiekimin ickt polaklie?" or words to
that effect, he inquired of the urbane
representative of the hotol proprietors
who stood behind the counter. "Five
dollars for one night" replied tho clerk,
who was enjoying tho joke and
determined to test tlio pile of the
opulent aborigine "Five dollars one
night," niuttored Charley to his comrades, and they bolted through the
door like sheop going through a gate,
us if they woro afraid thoy might do
something in there that thoy would bo
taxed 85 for.— Friday's Times.
A Wolf lu Sheep's Clollllug.
Wm. Harvey, janitor of the Seamen's
Bethel, Port Townsend, has skipped
out with considerable funds belonging
to the organization. He was a man
of temperate habits and hie conduct
appears all the more strango becauso
he identified himself with the church
some time ago and professed to having
experienced conversion. Ho took au
active part in religious and temperanoe
meetings. Ho left Port Townsend
Inst Wednesday ostensibly to pay a
short Visit to Victoria and to roturn
home on Monday. On that day, however, he left on the Umatilla for San
Francisco, and it was on the discovery
of this-that suspicion was first aroused
against him. The Port Townsend
Call says: "A few days bofore his
departure for Victoria a numbor of
sailors deposited about $325 with him
for safe keeping, und a gold watch
belonging to a citizen had been given
to him ns security for a loan of $25,
tho value of the watch being at least
$85 ; it is also stated that ho had two
more watches in his possession, that
had boen entrusted to his caro. Tho
money and the gold watches he took
with him to Victoria. Upon arriving
in Viotoria he deposited 8300 with
Mrs. Mitchell, late of this city, who
conducts a lodging house in Viotoria,
for safo keeping. This money he
drew beforo he departed for San Francisco Monday uight on tho Umatilla."
The chief of police in San Fraucisco
has been telegraphed tu apprehend
Chilliwack Council.
The municipal council of Chilliwack
held their regular meeting, Sept. 2nd
1889. Present—Councillors Reece,
Armstrong, Liokman, Kennesly and
Bayly. The reevo being absent, Coun.
Reece was voted to the chair. Minutes
of previous meeting rend and adopted.
Communications from W. S. Gore,
surveyor-general, and John Sprott,
road superintendent, regarding repairs
to tho Trunk road, ordered un lilc.
From G. R. Ashwell and J. T. Wil-
kinson, protesting against the grading
on Lauding road. On motion the
pathmaster was instructed tu stop the
grading whero damage to proporty
would be sustained. The following
accounts woro receivod and ordered
paid: 11. Runsay $85, contract for
corduroy on McGuiro road; M. Hilton
07.50, constructing two culverts on
Sumas Landing road. Tenders for
UlllHllilig 40  eilauia   u,l    Icuilh,   iu.«u,
Wm. Solomon 554, J. Hamilton SOO,
,). Ford §70, Bramiolt, Alien & McLean ?5G. On motiun Wm. Solomon's
tender was nccepted. Thoro woro two
tenders for ditch on Lickman road,
viz: Goo. Rutherford 75 cts. por rod,
Felix Rush 81.25 por rod. On motion
Rutherford's tendor was accepted.
Rev. T. W. Hall presented n potition,
asking the council to cancel the license issued to restaurants ill Chilliwack. On motiun the petition was referred to the bonrd of liconsing commissioners, which will meet on the
Ilth inst. at 10 o'clock, a.m. On motion tlu' council adjourned to moot on
tho Hth of Sopt. at 2 o'clock p,in.
Thero is said to he considerable uneasiness amongst Quebeo politicians
anent the general elections for the local house. Itis hinted that Mcrcior
would bring thom on nt once if ho
could lind tho sinews of war for the
_ . tbe partnership heretofore subsisting between Walworth tt Dewey, inthe
fruit treo business, bnn boen this day dissolved liy mutual consent, if r. Dewey retiring from tho firm, whicli will hereafter
be known as Walworth &, Sexsmltli, O. (}.
Semmith having been this day admitted a
partner in the business.
All debts due the firm of Wnlworlh-i
Dowoy ore to be paid to Walworth & Sex-
New Wostm instor, Septomber lo.
myBtOoklwillsoll feed of ail kinds
at the following low pricea:
Mixed Oats am! lY-as 25 per eent. Peas,
$'.-'i.uo per tuu.
I»o. 50 per cent Peas, #28.00 per (on.
Chopped Barley Fred, 82S.00 per ton.
Ten 1'ecd, glSJi.oi} per (on.
Tho abovo feed iii warranted lo ba flrst-
class, ond for dairymen and pf.'c-ki-ataers
no hotter can bo found in Ihe murjcct.
Terms, cash on delivery.
wjly2lm2 Langley Mills,
North British
Capital,    -    $15,90»,90».
DWELLINGS, Hard or Lumber Finished,
100 feet fi'oin Barns, % per com. lor 1
year, or 1% per cent, for .'I yem'S.
8TAHLES—2 per cent, for 1 year, or 4 per
cent, tor 3 yoars.
ihoice Family Groceries!
Labrador herring's,
Ivdlaclserel, Salt Cod.,
.A.r-m,o-u.x's TJnc. Hasas,
-A.r2mo*u.r's TJnc. Bacon.
!F*lo-u.r. Bran. Sliorts,
uouiwiy Scouliar-Armstrong Block, Columbia St.
Notice of Lands Liable to J»c Sold for Taxes iu the (or-
poration of the District of Surrey.
In ohediencc to a warrant to me directed and bearing even date with this notice,
ninety days from tho date hereof I will sell the undermentioned lauds, or sufficient
thereof to discharge the amount of delinquent taxes and costs dee thereon. The
salo will take place at tlie Town Hall, Surrey Centre, at the hour of noon on the
date mentioned, unless said delinquent taxes and costs arc sooner paid:
.. nino of owner.
Position of Lnml
S. il.
New Westmissieii, D, C.
to Oity Bakery, I will offer for the
next fifteen days,
On all cash purchases.
Sign of tho "Buffalo."
Now West., July 27,1889.       dwJ127te
New Westminster, B. C.
During FroMtial Agricultural Exhibition,
OCT. 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1
Gray', Matthew	
Byrnes, George	
Gardiner, Ben	
Liunbly, MoK. T
Murric, ,1. E., astute
Speira, James	
White,!*. A	
Davis, Hy	
Melody, Anthony ...
Peudola, Allgelo	
Pcndola, Angelo	
Robinson, John	
Ross, William 	
Costs   Total.
. ..'SI'. ] Soc 20, Tn 8	
.,. NB i Boo I), Tp7	
... N nt lOiSeo 11, Tp I..
.. SW ' Sec 31, Tp'2 ....
... S pt IS ' Seo 11, Tpl..
... 8WJ Sec 34, Tp S	
... 15.IN, R3W, Lot3(1..
... NW ' Seo 14, Tp''....
... NE ' Sec 8, Tp 1	
... B 1 X, R 1 E, Lot 21 ..
... BIN, HIE, Lot22 ..
.. W J Sec 23, Tp2	
... B5"N,R1 W.Lotll..
804 40 §10 47 871 87
32(17;   0 do1 3d 32
3 05 i 5 68
7 Oil 43 29
0'5G| 3S43
5 051 24 30
0 66' 39 46
4 36 17 86
3 64; 11 14
7 46 46 61
8 321 54 62
5 71 30 46
5 89 32 24
2 63
36 20
31 S7
19 25
32 SO
13 50
7 50
30 15
40 50
24 73
20 35
Dated at Hall's l'i
liric, Surrey, this 3rd day of September, 1S89.
Collector Corporation of Surrey.
11C. Agricultoral Association
October 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 1889.
Classes 9, 18, 27 and 36.   The prize is increased to $30 00
class.                                   OXFORD DOWNS. 1st
17 Best Ram one year old and upwards $10 00
$5 00
Horse Racing, Yacht Racing,
Boat and Canoe Racing,
Athletic Sports,
Lacrosse, Base-hall, Foot-ball,
Hose Reel Contest, and
Rifle Hatches.
Thursday Morning, Oct. 3rd.
Representing the Oical, Industries
of onr Country.
Grand Ball!
Wednesday Evening, Oct. 2nd.
Torchlight Procession!
On irlilay Evening, Oct, in..
Excursion Rales from all points.
nan'or full inform ilton nutt l'rh-.J l.lsi
soe small bills.
.1.8.0, ERASER, Treasurer,
nirtttil Secretary.
18 "      "   Lamb  5 00
19 "   Pen of 3 Ewes one year old and upwards  7 00
20 "     "of 3 Ewe Lambs  5 00
21 Best Ram ono year old and upwards  1000       500
22 "      "   Lamb  5 00       3 00
23 "   Pon of 3 Ewes one year old and upwards  7 00       5 00
24 "      " of 3 Ewe Lambs  5 00       4 00
clabs.                                        SUFFOLK. 1st           2nd
18 Best Boar ono year old and upwards $10 00      $5 00
Breeding Sow in farrow at .the meeting or that has been
within six mouths  7 50
20 "   Pen of two Sows, of the same litter, under 12 months  5 00
21 "   Boar under one year old  5 00
75 Bestpair Pea Fowls $ 3 00
76 "     "   Guinea Fowls    2 00
77 "     "   English Pheasants     100
78 *'     "   Mongolian Pheasants     100
79 "     "   White Turkeys, net to bo entered for any other prize.   2 00
On pago 53 in Prize List, amongst Speoial Prizes, H. M. Cunningham it Co.
should read 5 entries instead of 15,
4 00
3 00
3 00
$2 00
1 00
1 00
58 Best 6 Roses $100
Collection of Dahlias  1 00
Bridal Bouquet i  1 00
Wreath or Cross  1 00
Six Rex Begonias  1 00
WaterColor, Floral  2 00
"       "    Landscape or Marine  2 00
'•        "    Still Life  200
"       "    Portrait  2 00
"       "    Collection  5 00
Oil       "    Floral  2 00
"       "    Landscape or Marine  2 00
»       "    Still life  200
"       "    Portrait  2 00
'•       "   Collection  5 OO
Decorative Painting  2 00
Modeling or Wood Carviug  2 OO
Hand-painted China  2 00
Ui'pousee or Hammered Brass Work  2 00
llil l'„inUn
81 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
3 00
I 00
1 00
1 00
1 00
1 60
Oil Painting, Children uuder 16 years    2 00
Crayon Landscapo    2 00
"     Portrait    2 00
"   Collection Cabinot Photos (plain)    3 00
•' " " "     (colored)    3 00
Under Classes 47 and 49 of this Division tho prizes should be $5 and S3, not
$3, $1.50 ami $3.
class. DIVISION N. 1st 2nd
11 Best Rick Rack Crochet $ I 00      8   80
12 "   Crochet Lnec     100 50
13 "   Collection Knitted Lace    5 00
14 "   Honiton Lace     100
15 "   Point Laco     100
10   "   Ooliootlon Laco      4 00
17 "   Darned Net    100
18 "   Appliquo Work    150
19 "   Crewel Work     100
20 "   Outline Work    1 00
21 "   Rick Rack, Sown     100
22 "   Cheney Work, liaud-mado     1 00
23 "   Crazy Work     100
24 "   Braiding ou Wool     1 00
25 "        "      "   Cotton     100
20   "   Historic Picture, raised wool work    3 00
class, DIVISION P. 1st
33 Bost Bunch Sawn Shingles 8 2 00
34 ".      "     Shaved Shingles    2 00
ouss. DIVISION Q. 1st
4 Best Arascinc Work   f Not compoting for any other \ $200
5 "   Chenille Work   I       class in tins Division.       J    2 00
Class No. 1 altered to read §3 and $2.
class. DIVISION T. 1st
7 Bc3t Carriage Afghan	
Geo. J). Brymner—Bo* Collection Bottled Fruit and Jellies $ 7 00
Kennedy llros Best Ooliootlon of drain grown in the Province liy
Exhibitor, lal prize, 810 cash and the Dally Columbian for uno
yoar: 2nd prixo, 95 oosll and the Daily Columbian for ouo year
(Daily Columbian, 58)  18 00
P. I.'iyU, .;   Vs il Bn ,ul by lady not competing for other prize, one
Dominion Wire Mattress, value     7 50
.8 1 00
$1 00
1 00
$1 00
1 00
8 50
83 00
13 09 VOLUME 34.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Sept. II,
(From Daily Columbian, Sept. 4,)
The str. Dunsmuir left for Nanaimo
this morning with 15 passengers and
30 tons of friegat.
The str. Gladys left for Chilliwack
this morning with 25 tons of freight
and 20 passengers.
Quarantine has beeu raised from the
Indian camp on tho south bank of the
river, opposite this city.
Contractors generally have made
wonderful progress ou their contracts
during the last three days.
A train load of cattle arrived from
the interior this morning, consigned to
dealers in Westminster, Vancouvor
and Victoria.
Messrs. A. J. Hill, C, Hamber, F.
R. Glover and Walker & Shadwell
have paid their subscriptions to the
exhibition fund.    Next.
At the police court this morning
Apostole Tanasse and 8. E. Stickney,
were lined $1 and costs for violation of
ttio streets and sidewalks regulation
Among the fish caught in the spring
nets lust niglit were a few cohoes and a
number of sookoyes. Tho red spring
salmon are still few in number, but
the white are surprisingly numerous.
Jno. B. Elliott has the contract for
the school house at Trenant. The old
school house has already been moved
off the site, and the new building,
which will make a very neat school
structure, will be erected immediately.
The barque C. C. Funk is being
rapidly loaded with lumber atthe Royal
City Planing Mills. Being-furnished
with large stern ports and loading machinery the work is greatly facilitated
Thu hose reel team was out last
night for practice aud did fine work.
The lii'se reel has been repaired aud is
now in perfect condition. The team
will shortly inaugurate early morning
In another column Miss Peebles announces that she will hold a bazaar
and fancy fair during exhibition week.
The store will be illuminated with
Ohinese lanterns, and will be open to
the publio daily trom 8:30 a.m. till 11
An Ottawa despatch says Father
McGuckin, vicar-general of the archdiocese of British Columbia, has been
appointed rector of Ottawa university,
-nee Father Fayard, who becomes president of the Catholic college at New
A new tobacconists' establshment has
been opened on Columbia street by
Messrs. Cross Ss Poingdestre, and
everything la their line will be kept
continually on hand, for sale either
wholesale or retail. Just such an. establishment as this has long been required in Westminster, and Messrs.
0 & P's venture is certain to be attended with success.
An amusing incident is current in
legal circles, and is one which proves
that woman's wit can baffle man's
strategy nine cases out of ten when it
comes to a test. In this case a well-
known collector was attempting to enforce u claim under a lien order, on a
stove, in the house of a certain woman
in the cily. She, however, kept up a.
roaring fire in the stove all day and
the collector was utiable to touch it.—
For Kamloops,
There was a rousing and enthusiastic
meeting of the lacrosse club last night
to decide on the trip to Kamloops.
After a general discussion of the subject it was unanimously decided that
the team should attend the tournament, providing certain arrangements
concerning transport can be made. Between now and the date of the trip it
was agreed that practices should be
steadily maintained. It is thought
there will be no difficulty in obtaining
leave of absence for evory man of tho
first twelve to attend the  tournament.
Brain Not Altogether lo Blame.
The health oflicer paid a visit to the
royal city bear gardens this morning,
complaints having been made of the
condition of his worship's surroundings. The owner promisos to dispose
of bruin os soon as possible, and ill the
meantime gives his word that everything shall be cleanly kept. The
health officer found, however, that the
disagreeable odors complained of arose,
not so much from bruin's headquarters
as from a sower in the same vicinity.
This drain is iu a disgraceful oondition, and should at onco receive attention. Iu the rear of the bear gardens
and in rear of the adjacent block is a
collection of garbage, old boxes, barrels, etc., which, aside from sanitary
consideration*, do not add much to the
cleanly appearance of the locality. The
city should pa-s a stringent bylaw, in-
sistiry on the removal of such garbage,
twenty-f""i* hours after it pur been
placed. 1 i tlie case referred to, his
lordship bruin, although not adding
by his presence to the henuty of the
street or the sweetness of the air, is
not, by any means, tho chief factor in
the source of complaint.
Vnol Hull Meeting.
i The annual meoting of tho Westminster foot ball was held at the court
house last night, Mr. R. B. Lister in
the chair. The attendance was large,
and great interest waa manifested in
tho.proceedings. The eduction of officers for the ensuing year was first proceeded with, and resulted as follows:
President, His Worship Mayor Towns-
end; first, vice-president, Mr. G. D.
Brymner; second vice-presidenl, Dr.
Fagan; aeoretary-treasurer, J. S. Clute
jr.; captain, R. B. Li6tor; vice-captain,
J. A. McMartin. Committee, Messrs.
Turner,   Whyte,    Walker,    Woods,,
Mowat, Oorbett aud Lewis. Twelve
new members wore eleoted. By a
unanimous vote Kev. Philip Woods
was elected an honorary life member
of the club, and the secretary was instructed to writo Mr. Woods expressing tho regret of the club at his departure. The committee was instructed to take the necessary preliminary
steps towards forming a Proviuoial
Rugby Union Association, and also to
unite with the various olubs of the
oity in forming an amateur athletic
association. After passing a vote of
thanks to the retiring uflicers, the
meoting adjourned. The first practico
will be held on the cricket grounds at
3 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
,—, . . . —
Westminster  Wins.
Again Westminstor has addod another victory to the long list now
standing to her credit, and this time
the honor belongs to the boys of tho
Junior cricket club. Rev. Mr. Clinton's Vancouver class arrived by stage
this morning, and at 11 o'clock the
match commenced. Vancouver went
in first, F. Miller and C. Barker going
to bat, The best stand made was by
W. Millor, who managed to get 5 runs
before being sent back. Bertie Pittendrigh's bowling was a surpiise to
the many oldsters who watched tho
game. It was strong, dead on the
wioket and puzzling to hit. Ho took
6 wickets for 9 runs, a record hard to
beat. Webster also bowled well, and
took 2 wicketB for 0 runs. Wells
Gray, as wicket keeper, played like a
veteran. Patterson caught two men
out on very pretty catches. The rest
of the boys fielded very smartly, and
the play, on the whole, was very
pretty cricket. Vancouver was finally
put out for 19 runs. Westminster
then went to bat and soon managed to
distance the score of their opponents.
The best scores were H. Pittendrigh
9, G. Gray 10, W. Moresby 7, G. Williams 10, J. Patterson 8, W. Major 5,
and W. Miles 3. The side went out
for 61 runs. Mr. S. H. Webb, with
his accustomed generosity, brought
onto the field two fine wiliow bats,
which ho announced would be presented tu the boy on each team who
made the highest score. After this
offer more careful batting was in order.
At 1.30 o'clock an adjournment was
taken for lunch, and shortly after 2
o'clock play was resumed, Vancouver
going in for its second innings.
The visitors were not much better
used in the second innings, only having run up a score of 23 when the last
wicket fell. This gave the Westminster boys the victory, having defeated
Vancouver by 19 runs and an innings
to spare.   Well done, Westminster.
 1   m  .
The Officers and Direclon of Ihe Agrl,
cultnrnl Association  Meet  last
Night   and Transact Int.
porlaul Business.
The officers and directors of the B.
C. Agricultural Association held a
meeting last night iu the city hall. The
president, W. H. Ladner, M. P. P.,
was present, as wub also Thos. Cunningham, vice-president, T. R. Pearson, secretary, G. D. Brymner, the
newly elected treasurer, and a good
attendance of the directors.
The first business of the meeting was
tho election uf Geo D. Brymner, Esq.,
to tho position of treasurer, vice J, S.
Clute, Esq., resigned.
It wub decided to issue the following
invitations to the exhibition: The
governor-general; tho lieutenant governors of British Columbia, Manitoba,
the Northwest Territories, and Ontario; Sir John A. McDonald, Hon.
Edgar Dewdney, and Sir Wilfred
Laurier; tho governor of Washington,
and the presidents and secretaries of
the agricultural associations ef Oregon
and Washington.
Messrs. Brymner and Trapp were
appointed a committee to arrange for
a special excursion from Seattle.
The chairman of tho park committee
was empowered to enclose the exhibition grounds with a hoard fence C feet
A resolution fixing the rate of licenses for stalls at 850 was reconsidered and 825 substituted; ail parties
to erect their own booths, under supervision of tho proper authorities.
The chairman of the park committee was empowered to build whnt temporary sheds might ho requited on
tho exhibition grounds.
The mayor and Mr. Thus. Cunningham were appointed a committee and
empowered to appoint sub-committees
to arrange floor spaces.
Messrs. Thos. Cunningham, T. J.
Trapp, and T. R. Pearson were appointed a committee to arrange a supplementary prize list, and it was decided that this committe should meet
on Friday next to complete the work.
The meeting then adjourned.
Uow Mailers lire  Progressing on Hallway Construcllon..->Thc Balls Or*
iter.1-.! ;.(.in Euylitnil.
Construction on tho Southern Railway is nuw progressing in a most energetic manner, and if the present tine
weather holds out a largo addition to
to the work olreody accomplished will
be comploted within the next 30 days.
Tho grading io now complete from
Brownsville to a point a little south of
Parsons channel, a distance of 11
miles. Here a heavy cut breaks tho
lino but beyond this the grading is
completed for 3t miles moro. A littlo
over 0,000 cubic yards of earth in to
be taken from 'the cut, and a largo
force of men and teams are now at
work on the excavation, wliich will bo
finished within throe weeks. From
tlio Yale road crossing, southwards to
tho Nicolmeclil river, nil tho road bod
is under construction, nbout 200 mon
being employed nn this poition of the
contract,    Mr. Loamy, the contractor,
took over 30 men to-day to reinforce
the gang now grading on this portion
of tho work. Weather permitting,
tho whole line from Brownsville to the
Nicolmeckl river will be completed
without a break by the end of the
present month. A gang of men are
now engaged in building the culverts
over tho grading ae far as completed.
Soutli of the boundary construction
is being rapidly pushed, and the management hopes to have the lino complete from Fairhaven to Westminster,
and the last spike driven, not later
than the first day of May next. Mr.
Bennett has ordered the steel rails
from England, through Messra. Balfour, Guthrie Ss Co., ot San Francisco,
and ships aro now loading thom. The
rails aro to bo delivered in February
next, which will give ample time to
have them laid by the first of May.
Tho steel for the British Columbia
portion of tho road will be loaded
direct for Westminster, and the Bhip's
clearance papers will bo made out for
this port. From those facts it will be
seen that everything in connection
with the Southern Railway is going
ahead satisfactorily, and that under
the now ordor of things great progress
has been made.
Tbe .llecllug Last Night satisfactorily
Minimum of the Columbian
Exhibition Fund.
About twenty or twenty-five of the
subscribers to The Columbian exhibition fnnd were present at the meeting
at the city hall last night to determine
as to the appropriation of the monoy
subscribed on the fund.
His worship Mayor Townsend, who
was present, wob unanimously voted
to the chair, and Mr. L. P. Eckstein
chosen secretary.
The chairman stated Ihe object of
the meeting, and it was reported that
the total amount of the fund was 81,-
162.85, which, after deducting the 820
subscription of Grant & Hagstrom
(who had left tbo province) made the
total available amount 81,142.85.
From this again had to be deducted
the $212.85 subscription per ex-Mayor
Dickinson, which, being nn unexpended balance in his hands from former
celebrations, Mr. Dickinson rightly
considered Bhould be handed over to
the celebration committee in connection with the exhibition. A final total
of 8930 thus remained for the meeting
to dispose of.
Mr. Thomas Cunningham moved
that 8250 be appropriated from this
fund in aid of the firemen's tournament to be held during tha exhibition.
If any association was worthy and deserving of encouragement it was the
firemen, who protected our property
and gave their servioes free.
After a little discussion as to whether the terms ot the subscription would
admit of this appropriation, the motion
was carried unanimously.
Mr. G. D. Brymner suggested that
8250 be appropriated towards the exhibition and athletic grounds, and that
the remainder be handed over to the
agricultural association to increase
their prizes, etc.
Mr. T. R. Pearson, secretary of the
association, who was present, stated
that on account of the large expenditure made by tho city council on tho
park and grounds, the usual grant of
8500 would nut be made by the council to tho agricultural association, and
that the later would need all the money
they could get.
Mr. Brymner was of the opinion
that, ob the sports would be hold in
the exhibition grounds this year, the
receipts would be quite large from the
25 cents admission fee to tho grounds.
Mr. Jas. Cunningham said there
would be probably from 600 to COO
children at the exhibition, and ho
thought somo special provision should
be made for them, aud would bo in
favor of appropriating 8100 from tho
exhibition fund for that purpose.
On motion, it was filially decided to
appropriate 8250 for the grounds, and
the remainder, 8430, tu bo handed to
the agricultural association for the purposes uf the exhibition.
Mr. Cunningham's suggestion for a
speoial entertainment for tho children
was generally approved, nnd a special
subscription started at the meeting, at
whioh $30 or $40 was raised, after
whicli the meeting adjourned.
Mra. W. II. Gardiner, of Tliurlow,
Ont., who vomited a livo lizard on
Friday, died Monday.
The roport to the effect that Graham
had passed over the Horseshoe Falls
iu a barrel boat is regarded at Niagara
Falls, Out, as a fake, created for the
purposo of gaining notoriety for Graham.
On Sunday morning a young man
named John Emerson, awaiting trial
in jail at Coburg, Out., charged with
uttering forged paper, suicided by
hanging. He left a farewell letter to
his wifo ani children.
The family of Mr T. Beach and sev-
i nil neighbors, thirteen in all, of Iroquois, Out,., were badly poisoned, it is
supposed, by tho vanilla flavoring contained in icecream. None of tho cases
have as jot proved fatal.
A welcome rain on Monday extinguished tho prairie fires in the vicinity
of Regina. As reports cume in, it is
realized that an inestimable amount of
destruction has resulted. Scarcely any
hay remains in the southern district.
Many have sustained losses of portions
of their grain crop. Numerous buildings ulso were consumed.
In Montreal Labor Day was vory
gonornlly observed. Most of the factories closed down. Nearly 7,000 men
walked ill tho procoision to tho exhibition grounds, where sports wero indulged iu, interspersed with speeches
by delegates to the oongreos, whioh
commences its sittings to-morrow and
will continue all the weok.
In another column will be found a
notico of ''lands liablo to be sold for
taxes in the corporation of tlie distriot
of Surrey."
(From Daily Columbian, Sept, 5.)
Lots of white und very few rod salmon was the result of last uight's fishing.
For the first time iu many days the
street sprinkler was brought into service again to-day, ond its work was
greatly appreciated.
The lecture by Rev. Mr. Lucas at
tho opera house last night was well
attended, nnd an able and interesting
discourse was delivered which was
greatly appreciated by the audience.
The Royal City Planing Mills Co.
made a large shipment of lumber east
to-day. Business with the company
is so rushing that work is being carried on both night and day at present.
The Btr. Rithet left for Victoria this
morning with 30 passengers, 60 tons
flour and feed, 63 head of cattle, 260
pkgs. farm produco and 3000 cases of
salmon. This is the largest load tho
Rithet has carried away this year.
The first handicap match in the tenuis tournament was played yestorday
afternoon between Mr. G. D. Brymner and Mr. F. R. Glover. Mr.
Brymner played a vory pretty game
and defeated his opponont in two sets,
63, 6-3.
The whsif laborers at Vancouver
are imitating their London.brothren
ond have gono on strike for highor
wages. The stevedores refuse to give
the advance demanded and have engaged non-union men to fill the
strikers' places.
That grouse aro plentiful this season
is made quite evident by the long
stting of birds exposed for sale in the
game markets. Only a few hunters
huvo gone out as yet, but all who have
report good shooting. Venison will
be ou the market within a day or two,
and wild duck will be tho   next after.
The str. Michigan arrived in purt
tu-day, direct from Portland, with u
general freight consigned ss follows :
F. Eickhoff, 45 pkgs ; J. D. Rae, 20
pkgs ; Wm. MoColl, 20 pkgs; Mo
Donald Bros, 51 pkgs ; C. J. Millard,
60 pkgs ; H. Harvey, 254 pkgs; P.
Birrell, 40 pkgs; Mathers & Milligan,
204 pkgs ; Ogle, Campbell & Oo, 4
pkgs; R. C. P. M. Co., 3 pkgs; B.
Young, 30 pkgs.
The Vancouver and Viotoria lacrosse
clubs will be invited to play in Westminster during exhibition week, for
medals, The Westminster olub has
generously decided to leave the honors
and prizes to the visitors should they
consent to play. Westminster offers
a fair field to tlioBe clubs on wliich tu
settle the difference of opinion as to
whieh iB the better of the two. It is
hoped the invitation will be accepted.
If lt is, a fine match will be the result.
Truth is out this morning. The next
thing we expect to hear is that its publishers are also. However, we wish the
new paper lots of luck—nothing else
will save it. Among other things,
Truth might, profitably for itself, remember that Westminster isn't Donald, and also that it is publiihed in a
decent and loyal city and province of
the Canadian Dominion, which rejoices to be an important part of that
great empire upon which the sun never
It will be learned with general regret that William Brine, a brother of
Mrs. Rae, passed away this morning.
He wob greatly respeoted by a largo
circle of acquaintances, and his death
at the early age of 28 years is deeply
deplored. The decease was a native
of St. Johns, Newfoundland, and had
resided in the province several years.
The funeral will take place to-morrow
afternoon at 3 o'clock, from his late
residence, Columbia street, to the Oddfellows' cemetery.
  NO. 37.
'IKWJaiUaHWgKKmgMajffl-^^T^ir^r-/^ v.-.-."-.wyjsbbhsi
The Celebration.
The meeting of the celebration committees last night was very poorly attended, and as a consoquenco no wurk
uf importance was done. Mayur
Townsend reported that nbout $2,000
had been collected up to date, and
many moro good names are yet to bo
obtained. It was nlso reported that
tho athletic grounds will be in good
condition for the games and mutches
before tho date of the exhibition. The
meeting was adjourned till Friday
evening at the city hall, at which it is
most important that evory mombor of
the executive should bu present.
Wedding Belli.
Tho marriage of Mr. Thus. J. Forfar and Miss Christina F. McFeo took
place last night at the residence of the
brido's father, Mr. Alox. McPhoe, tho
well known ship builder. Rov. Mr.
Scoullar officiated. After the wodding
ceremonies wero over aud tho customary congratlationa extended, the happy
partysatdown to »rich supporut which
tho healths of briiio and bridegroom
were appropriately toasted. Dancing
followed and was maintained with
spirit till after midnight. Tn» Columbian acknowledgoB wedding favors
and extends heartiest congratulations.
The llinicnlly Solved.
It is amusing 11 hear the story of
tho ttiirteon Chi minion who were arrested throe years ago fnr being in
Washington Territory unlawfully ond
wore sent- back to British Columbin,
whence thoy camo. But the customs
authorities demanded tho $50 oaoh proscribed by law bofore thoy oould land,
and thero was no ono to pay it. They
have been confined at the McNeil Island penitentiary, with occasional trips
to Victoria to boar a reiteration of the
$50 a head thut has boon demanded.
Finally the Gordian knot is cut in the
only manner possible—the unlucky
baker's dozon of celestials have run
away. No low is broken, no harm
done, nobody injured, and the expense
bill is wound up in a hurry—the China-
men have vamosed the ranch in time
for the hop piokingat Puyallup.
A tine new organ fur Holy Trinity
churoh arrived yesterday from Clinton,
Out., imported by Messrs. D. LyaliSs
Co. It is known as a cathedral case
instrument, the best of this make, and
comes from the celebrated factory of
Doherty Ss Oo. The organ is furnished
with 8 sets of reeds, 7 of IJ octaves
each, 1 of 3 octaves, 1 octavo sub bass;
fourteen stops—grand organ, knee
swell, vox humana, sub bass and couplers. With this fine matrument the
Holy Trinity choir will bo greatly reinforced, and the congregation will,
without doubt, appreciate this valuable
aid to the churoh services.
Children Cryfor
Chopped Ills Foot.
A young Englishman named Bull,
who has boen employed ub chopper on
tho water works survey, near the junction, had the misfortune yesterday,
while cutting a small bush, to drive
the keon edge of the axe into his foot.
The wound bled profusely ond Bull
lost a large quantity of blood before
the hemorrhage wus stopped. He was
brought to this city by the oftornoon
train nnd removod to St. Mary's hospital, where Dr. Fagan gave the wouud
the necessary surgical attention. The
cut, although a bad cne, is not serious,
and the doctor expeols his patient will
bo able to return to duty again at an
early date.
Tho Juvenile Cricketers.
The cricket bat presented by Mr. S.
H. Webb to the highest scorer on Ihe
Vancouver team, in yesterday's oricket
match, was won by a lad named Smith.
Geurgo Gray and Geurgo Williams, of
tho Westminster team, tied with a
score of 10 each for the other bat, and
have decided (very fairly, indeed) to
allow their respective scores iu the
next match to docide which of them will
win the willow. It has been arranged
that the return match will be played
at Hastings on Saturday, 14th inst.,
and in the meantime both clubs will
practice steadily for the contest. The
boys must remember thst they are expected to repeat yesterday's victory.
Anchored Foro and aft.
Apostolo Tonasse, tho well-known
expressman, wub fined by the police
magistrate yeBterday morning for allowing his mettlesome, but withal
gentle steed, to stand unhitched on
the public highway, contrary to the
statutes made and provided in the
streets and sidewalks regulation bylaw. Mr. Tenasse says he will never
be caught in this box again, for he has
purchased four anchors with whieh he
will fasten the steed and vehiole down,
fore and aft, every time he makes a
halt during the routine of the day's
duty. He paid $2:60 to learn the
necessity of this preouaution, and tho
experienced gained, be intends, will
uot be thrown away.
. ■» >— -
The Hyack Baeers.
The Hyack racers are preparing in a
most business like way for the coming
tournament nt Tacoma, and if success
dues nut crewn their efforts it will nut
be fur want of hard work and proper
training. To-night the team is ordered out for practice, and at daybreak to-morrow morning the men are
to tacklo work again, and this ordor of
things will be maintained without interruption until thej boys leavo for Tacoma. Following have been chosen as
mombersuf tho team: Geo. Seoullar
(captain), Geo. Pittendrigh, Jos.
Stirsky, John Oliver, Guy Hall, Wm.
Hill, J. Manson, Johu Albro, Win.
Anderson, Robt. Ross uud D. Mitchell.
ln point of speed und strength this
team will bo equal to any that takes
part in tho tournament, und with Mr.
S. Woods, to nianago und coach the
team, it will bo a surprise if uur racers
do not make a name for themselves at
tho great gathering of fire fighters.
Tbe Vancouver Police.
A row has broken out in the Vancouvor police camp, with the result
that a surprisingly rotten state of affairs is revealed in connection with
that body. Evory mombor of the
force is charged with irrogularities and
evon with offences moro gravo. Constable Fifo is accused of receiving $20
por woek as hush money from Cbinose
gamblers aud keopers of houses of ill-
fame. Chiof Stewart is accused of boing a participator in this criminal proceeding, and also of keeping buck the
polico court receipts. Constables Haywood and Abray ine charged with accepting bribes and using the chain-
gang for their own private ends. The
chief charges Sergt. McLaren with
irrogularities;' und thus the wholo
forco is in tho washing. It iB hardly
possible Chief Stewart would have
any hand in dishonest practices, and it
is hoped tho investigation now in progress will clear hiin of any and evory
charge laid aj-'iinet him.
The Btiimloops Tournament.
All arrangements for the lacrosse
toam to attend the Kamloops tournament have been completed, and the
0. P. R. 'have agreed to supply a
palace sleeper for the use of the men,
and which will be made, their headquarters while thoy remain at the inland capital. Tho members of the
old Westminstor base ball club wero
hard at work to-doy resurreoting tho
onco champion nino, and if a fair team
can bo got together it will also go to
Kamloops and revive tho glorios of the
past. It is most earnestly hoped that
all employers will oheorfully give their
employeos, who aro either on the lacrosse or base ball team, a holiday to
attend the tournament, as tho absence
Pitcher's Castoria.
of one or two men from lhe field wil 1
weaken the tenm and probably result
in tho defeat ot Westminster. A full
practice of the lacrosse olub is called
for this evening at 6 o'clock sharp, and
every member, both senior and junior
is expected to bo present.
After Killing ScTcnly-Ave Sheep n Huge
Panther Is Finally Shot.
A beautiful panthor skin and head
wos shipped to Victoria this morning
by Mr. W. H. Vianen to be stuffed
and mounted for a young Englishman
who captured tho animal's scolp. The
skin is valued at $225, the value of the
sheep destroyed by the animal during
the last two years. The panther was
killed on Tuesday, on Thome moun
tain, between Warnock and MisBlon'
the successful hunter boing a young
Englishman named Spillsbury who arrived In the provinco a fow montha
ago in search of sport. For two years
the animal has mado its homo botween
the above named points, and during
this time it is estimated that 75 sheep,
valued at $3 each, have been destroyed by it. On Monday last it ,
killed 7 sheep belonging to Mr. Robert
Robertson, and this last aot decided
its fate. On Tuesday morning Mr.
Spillsbury, with three door hounds,
got on itB track and followed it up
Thome mountain, where it was finally
brought to bay and killed. The brute
showed nc fear and would have made
a hard fight for life, but tho leaden
missile quickly destroyed its powor to
do further harm. The panther was an
old one, Btrongly built and measured
7ft. 4 inches from tip to tip. The farmers in the vicinity r,t Mission and
Warnock are greatly dolighted at the
sheep killer's death
G. W. Rasure left for Serailkameen
this morning to inspect some   mines.
J. G. Moylan, inspector of penitentiaries, iB the guost of Mr. Warden
Mrs. H. B. W. Aikman returned
last evening from a month's visit with
friends at Viotoria.
Rov. Mr. Lennie, of Nevada City,
Cal., who has been in the city for a
few daya, left for home this morning.
Mr. MoNamara, of San Franoisco, a
brother of our esteomed citizen Mr.
Jas. MoNamara, is in the oity on *
holiday visit.
G. O. M. Dockrill, who has been on
the teaching staff of the central sohool
for some years, leaves in a few days for
Halifax, N. S., to take a course in
Dalhousie college. In foot ball and
cricket circles ho will be greatly missed,
having long beon an enthusiastic member of these clubs.
Wm. McColl left for Columbus,
Ohio, to-day, to attend the annual session of the sovereign grand lodge,
1. O. O. F., ot the United States, to
which he is accredited as grand representative of the grand lodge of British
Columbia. Mr. McColl will visit New
York and other eastern cities before
returning home,
Police court.
Captain Pittendrigh, J. P.
Bob, a Ohinaman, charged with
lea-, ing his horse untied on Carnarvon street, pleaded guilty and was
fined $2.50 or 48 hours in gaol.
Hop Lee, on a similar charge, suffered the same line. His worship informed these culprits that he let them
off lighty this time, but in future n
much heavier hue would be imposed.
James Dov ino was found drunk and
incapable on tho streets, and removed
to ihe lockup. Ho wub lined $5 and
co-Is or 14 days in default.
T. W. Roney, an ex member of the
Salvation army, who marched to the
sound of tho famous "big drum" on
many historic occasions, was arrested
on Columbin stroet last uight parading
alone in n drunk and incapablo condition. Although a man of peace it took
the united efforts of Constables Carty
and Terhune to convey Roney to the
lockup, and a hard struggle it was to
get him there. Fined $5 and cautioned
to observe a more orderly parade in
Catherine Eliza Jane, a Sumas Indian woman, was fuund intoxicated
with a bottle uf whisky iu her possession.    Roinaiided for u day.
Ilow < iih These Things Be?
Editob Columbian. — Sim Can you
tell mo how it is, or how it possibly can
bo, that a Dominion government official,
or Dominion govornmont officials, drawing rogular monthly salaries from tho
government, can bo owners and directors
of a public newspaper, edited by a
"Tramp," advocating the Unitod States'
claim to the exclusive right to Behring
Sea, the annexation of Canada to the
United States, and—oh! I shudder os 1
writo it—the destruction and demolition
of the British crown.       A Canadian.
New Wostminstor, Sept. 5, 1889.
Special to The CoLUMniAN.
Victoria, Sept. 5.—The schooner
Viva with 2180 skins, the Penelope
with 1806 skins and the Adela with
1600 sealskins arrived from Behring
sea this morning. They saw nothing
of the American cuttor. Tho balance
of the fleet will probably arrive in a
few daya. On board tho Penelope iB
Folgor, tho hunter, who is named in a
sensational despatch iu the San Franoisco Examiner of August 30th, as one
of the gang who proposed to float n
wild scheme to raid the seal islands of
Behring Boa. Tho report is pronouuoed
by ali Bealing men horo to be without
foundation, and probably concocted to
injure their cause. VOLUME 34.
NO. 37.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Sept. 11, 1880.
(From Daily Columbian, Sept. 0.)
Oolumbia street is being patohed up
with gravel wherever required.
The str. Gladys took a large load of
merchandise up river this morning.
The str. Roinbow left for Victoria
this morning with 15 passengers and
30 tons farm produce.
Contractor McDonald has finished
pile driving for the foundation for the
Front stroet portion of the Bushby
Many sturgeon nre being caught by
tho fishermen at present, and this fish
is largely in demand by tho general
Brennan, who Btabbed Mr. G. W.
Rasure at Yale a few weeks ago, has
elected to be tried by jury at the next
At the police court this morning an
Indian woman named Catherino Eliza
was lined $5 and costs for boing drunk
on the streets.
Tho str. Irving arrived down from
Hope, this afternoon with 30 passengers, 50 tons farm produce and 100
head uf Seinilkameen cattle.
The str. Maude, Capt. Leech, arrived from Saanich thia afternoon with
450 barrels of limo fur Turnbull & Cu.,
and 50 barrels for the gas company.
Tho Presbytery of Columbia meets
on Tuesday next, Septomber 12, in
St. Andrew's church in this city, at 3
p.m. All the congregations in the
provinco will be represented.
Wo have inadvertently omitted
to mention beforo that Mr. T.
Ackerman has paid into tho Bank of
Montreal, $10, half of Ackerman Bros,
subscription to tho exhibition fund.
■ Tho corner stone of tho new Bloor
street Presbyterian church, Toronto,
was laid yestorday afternoon by Rev.
Dr. McLiren. The church will cost
$60,000 and will soat 1,200 people.
Mr. G. W. Grant is calling for tenders for the erection of temporary
fencing and other works in connection
with the exhibition grounds on Queen's
park. Tenders must be in by Monday.
The Bank of British Columbia haB
decidod to open a branch at Seattle.
Eligible quarters have been seourod
and J. Keith Wilson, nt present ac-
couiunnt of the bank in Victoria, has
been appointed manager of the Seattle
Tho Hyaok racers wero out last
night uud this morning for practice
and showed improved form ovor previous trials. The toam is getting into
fine shape und gives abundant promise
of making a name for itself at tho Tacoma tournament.
Tho framo work for Mr. Jas. Wise's
new rosidenoe on Royal avenue was
raised yesterday. Whou completed
the structure will present a very handsome appearance, and will be a decided acquisition, architecturally, to that
quarter of tho city.
W.V. Parker, of Montreal, has
taken action for damages against tho
Merchants bank of Canada for $10,-
000 for an alleged libel which ho
claimed was Bet up in an aotion in
which the forgeries of Mb bookkeeper
Farrell were concerned,
Excellent progress is boing made on
Mr. H. V. Edmond's new residenco,
corner Queen's avenue and Park lane.
The interior of the building iB to be
finished by day work, it being Mr.
Edmond's intention to make the work
perfect in every way. This residence
will be the largest and finest on the
mainland, when completed.
The C.P.R. freight deportment decided to-day lo make a reduction of 10
cents per 100 lbs on freight betweon
this city ond New Westminster This
is equivalent to a reduction of 50 per
cent. Tho citizens of Vancouvor and
also of tho fresh-water terminus will
bo vastly pleased at this lowering of
the rates charged.—Thursday's World.
Tho Ohinaman, Ah Yon, who was
shot at Ladners on Sunday by a countryman namod Ah Lio, is recovering
rapidly and will soon bo will again.
Ho was removed trom tho Royal Columbian hospital to tho provincial
gaol by Mr. Moresby this morning, so
thnt he will bo in safe keeping till the
preliminary examination takes  placo.
The steamor Sardonyx, which loft
Victoria Monday ovening for the north,
got ashoro on Gabriola reef the bhiiio
night owing to tho variations in tbo
compass, caused by some iron boing in
close proximity. Sho got olf at high
tido and arrived at Departure Bay for
coal yesterday murning. Shu wns
only slightly damaged and will continue north.
Sumo poopio aro vory careless or indifferent to the danger of lire. Yesterday ono of tho workmen of tho Royal City Planing Mills Co., on entering
the carpenter shop took the lighted
pipo from his mouth, placed it in his
coat pocket and hung tho garment on
a peir. A few minutes later tho coat
took lire and waa destroyed, but, fortunately, ti
as the x.cii
the danger
other dfttiiftga was  itoiie,
The Tennis Tournament.
Increasing interest in the tennis
tournament is manifested us tho
motohes aro played, and it is proven
now that the first predictions as to tho
winners of tho first series were soino-
what astray. Two more matches have
been played, with unexpected results
in one of ihem, at least. Mr. O. E.
Holt and Mr. J. E. Fiiilnison gavo a
very interesting exhibition of the
gamo, Mr. Holt winning in a lovo set
6-4,0 3. Tho match between Dr.
Fagan and Mr. Baker proved a surprise to tho hitter, as it wns expected ho
would experience littlo difficulty in
disposing of his opponent. Dr. Fagon,
however, won easily, defeating Mr.
Baker in two sets uf 6 2, 0 5.   ■
The Siotlii.li (Uaiues.
A special meeting of the Caledonian
and St. Andrews society was held last
night to appoint committees to conduct tlio Caledonian games and sports
in connection with the corning celebration. Folluwing committees wore appointed: Programme: John Buie,
James Stephen and Angus McLeod;
judges on sports: James Punch, John
Sprott and D. McGregor; judges on
dancing: O. F. Bonson, Peter Grant
and Geo. Black; musio and costumes
Alex Ewen, John McMurphy, sr., and
D. McPhadden; grounds committee:
James Punch, Fergus Laidlaw, James
Stephen, and John McMurphy, jr.,
lt was deoided that the chief ond officers of the society should act ub a reception committee to receive and entertain members of sister societies who
visit tho city during oxhibition  week.
The Westminster Team.
The Westminster rifle team iB doing
splendid work at Ottawa, and the city
hnsoveryreason to bo prouduf itsmorks-
mon. Pta. Chamberlain bas tied fur a
place un tho grand aggregate, nnd will
likely form one of the 60 hlghoBt
Bcores from whom tho Wimbledon team
will be chosen. At theToronto meeting,
Chamberlain took prizes in the Gordon, Gibson aud Mulock competitions,
and also in extra series 1 and 4, in tho
latter winning second place. Pte.
Proud took first prize in the Tait
Brassey match, and a prize in the
Mulook competition. Both Proud and
Chamberlain won prizes in the revolver match. At Ottawa tho team ia
keeping up the good work. Chamberlain has won 810 in the Caron match,
$6 in tho Rideau match and $4 in the
standing match. Proud has won $6
in tho Manufacturers match, and Lieut.
Cotton won $10 in the Ouimet match.
The lacrosse Team.
Following ia the team chosen to represent the Westminster club at the
Kamloops tournament: J. C. Whyte,
W. J. Corbett, M. M. Mowat. J. R.
Polley, R. B. Lister, C. 0. Stewart,
Jas. Gow, Thos. Hill, L. A. Lewis,
Thus. Carrie, J. A. McMartin, Thompson, lt has not been decided yet who
will captain the team. The absence
of N. A. White will be severely felt,
but if all the other members of the
team are able to get away, the probabilities are that the Royal city men
will be able to hold their own againBt
all comers. A fine practico was held
last night and the men showed excellent form. Tho match on Saturday
last has had a good effect on the team
generally, and more steady and better
piny is observable from all points:
Another practice will be held this
evening, weather permitting. The
toam, accompanied by many admirers,
will leave for Kamloops on Monday.
A Foolish Celestial.
A Chinaman named Ah Song, a former resident of the royal city, whero
ho iB woll if not favorably known, was
brought down from Yale yesterday by
Mr. Win. Dudda, government agent,
to serve a term of six months in tho
ohaingang for supplying liquor to Indians. Ah Song is a cook and has
been employed by an American gentleman at Yale, who paid him $30 per
month and board. Nut content with
these excellent wages, the coveteous
Celestial could not resist the temptation of buying whiskey at 75 cents per
bottlo and selling it to the Indians at
$2 per bottle. He carried on this unlawful trade until a great row occurred
among a lot of drunken Indians, and
when the olJ'eiiders were brought before tho court it transpired that Song
was to blamo for tho trouble. The
presiding mgistrutc issued a warrant
for Song who was arrested, tried and
convicted and sentenced to six months
hard labor in the provincial gaol.
A Nice Husband.
Yesterday afternoon an old lady
went to the poBt offico and bought a
$4 p. o. order for which Bho
paid with a 810 bill and received tho
propor change from Mr. Brown. Thia
morning the old lady returned to tho
post office and told Mr. Brown three
dullars of tho change had gono astray,
nnd that her husband had threatened
to kill her if sho did not lind it oguin.
The postmaster explained that ho had
given tho proper change, and could do
nu more. Upon hearing this tho old
lady commenced to weep, and declared bIio Could not return homo without tlio money, as she feared her hus-
band would carry nut his threat. Mr.
Bro iv ii seeing thu cuso wus one of genuine
distress, took compassion on tbo poor
old lady and gave hur the amount she
had mislaid, with which shu departed
greatly relieved in iniiid. Tho names
of tho parties are withhold for the present, but will be made public later
should tho action uf the man make it
Slwitsli Crt'i'k nines.
From Mr. Win, Dodds, government agent at Yale, The Columbian
learns that milling mutters in that locality are quiet, although much prospecting is being done. On Siwash
Creek a number of men are making
fair wages, and soveral very handsome
nuggets have been taken out within
tho last woek. The last wnsliup of
the British American Mining Cu.,
whicli iB controlled by Westminster
capitalists, gave 13 ozs. nf thu yellow
dust, a moBt satisfactory result. The
noxt wnshup is expected to bo evon
more profitable.
All American gentleman, named
E. E Olcott, representing u syndicate
of capitalists, U inspecting the creeks
and mines in tho vicinity ol Yule, with
a view to purchasing any that guo
likely signs of profitable working.
Ho has not concluded any purchases as
yit, but   several claim   owners ale iu
negotiation with him. Every week
prospectors are returning to Yale with
rich specimens of quartz, and Bomo of
the miners are confident that their
finds will turn out to be moBt valuable
 . . ■♦	
The Minister of Iho Interior Arrives tbls
Afternoon.—After n delightful
Trip Across tbe Continent.
The announcement that the Hon.
Edgar Dewdney, minister of the in-
interior, would arrive to-day, was the
Bignal for u large turnout of the pioneers of the province who make Westminster their home. The honorable
gentleman being like themselves, entitled to the honor of being classed
among the "old timers," consequently
it wus not bo much to greet a minister
of tho Dominion cabinet that they assembled, but rather to welcome back
an old companion whu had worked
and mined with them away back in the
60s. A large number of prominent citizens, including D. Chishom, M. P.,
Mayor Townaond, B. DouglaB, Aid.
Cunningham, J. S. Clute, sr., John
Hendry and many others, met
Mr. Dewdney at Westminster
Junction and gave him a right
hearty welcome back to Westminstor.
The station platform was lined with
poople when the train rolled up, but
there was no demonstration attempted,
that being reserved for a more suitable
moment. Mr. and Mrs. Dewdney and
Mr. McGirr, his privato secrotary,
were driven to the Colonial, where the
party will stay during their visit here.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Dewdney look
remarkably well after their long trip
across the continent. All along the
route they were accorded most hearty
receptions, and at Regina, Medicine
Hat and Calgary, Hon. Mr. Dewdney
was presented with addresses and
bauquetted. Thia being an official
trip, much of the hon. gentleman's
timo has been taken up with matters
in connection with his department,
and to a certain extent the journey
has been rather fatiguing, But notwithstanding all this, Mr. Dewdney
expressess himself as delighted with
his trip, and heurtily glad to find himself among his old friends once more.
Mr. Dewdney is a nativo of Devonshire, Eng., where he was born in
1835. He came to British Columbia
in 1859, being thus one of our earliest
pioneers. He was for years identified
with the public affairs of the province,
and more recently with thoae of the
Dominion, and at one time was employed on the Canadian Pacifio Railway survey as an engineer. During tho early 60s Mr. Dewdney
did some important surrey work
on the royal city townsito. Mr.
Dewdney represented Kootenay in the
local parliament in 1868-9, and was returned fur the Dominion parliament
from Yale district in 1872, again in
1874 and by acclamation at the general election of 1878. In 1879 he received the appointment of Indian commissioner of the Northwest, which
office he held till appointed lieutenant-
governor of the Northwest Territories
in December of 1881. Upon the
death of Hon, Thos. White, minister
of the interior, last year, Mr. Dewdney
was selected by Sir John Macdonald to
fill the decoased minister's plaoe in the
cabinet, tho appointment, by reason of
Mr. Dewdney's wide experience of the
country and general ability, being an
excellent one. Whilo representing a
Britiah Oolumbia constituency in the
Dominion house, Mr. Dewdney did
excellent service for the country during tho "battlo of tho routes," being a
staunch and able champion for the
Frasor Itiver Valley and Burrard Inlet,
as'against what waB known as the Bute
Inlet route. Hon. Mr. Dewdney, as
minister of the interior, atill continues
tu bo a firm friend of British Columbia, although representing a Northwest constituency—Assinaboia East—
and is withal uno whom British Columbians will delight to honor.
Jas. Ellard went over to Victoria
this morning to spend a few days.
Win. Dodds, government agent at
Yale, left for home this afternoon.
W. L. Fagan, tho industrious cul-
lcctur uf provincial rovenue, was in the
city today.
Cnpt. Grnnt, of the stoamer K de K,
who bad the misfortune to dislocate
his shoulder last week, is round town
again with his arm iu a sling. It will
be n few weeks yet beforo he will bc
able to roturn to duty.
BHslitjai Government Olllelnls.
Eoitok Columiiian-.--Sin: Your correspondent, "Canadian," asks tlio imcs-
tion "How can these things bo ?" Do-
ininion officials starting a paper (nnd
calling it -'Truth") for tho avowed purpose of annexation to the United States
and the dethronement of the British
A loyal Oanadian may well be startled
that such a thing could actually exist
and get support in tbe royal eity. The
directors wlio3o names are published iu
connection with this bold avowal of disloyalty and Bradlaugh infidelity may
well lie proud (!) of tlieir position. Who
could think that the captain of tho Do-
minion Snniaon—anil others who aro
drnwing fat salaries from the Dominion
government, in liritish Columbia—would
be. guilty oi sueh treasonable utterances
as appear ill tha lirst issue of the
Guardian-* successor?
If Hon. Mr. Dewdney, who bus arrived
hore to-day, oould only get a list of tho
stockholders ill this new paper, he would
be astonished to lind tliat some of their
nnines nre also on tlie pny li*t of the
Dominion government.
AuoTimn Can-amah.
(From Daily Columbian, Sept. 7.)
The str. Rithet left for Victoria this
afternoon with a full load oi freight
and a largo number of passengers.
The Btr. Dunsmuir arrived from
Nanaimo to-day with 20 bbls. oil for
the R. C. P. M. Co., and 75 tons of
The str. Irving left for up river
ports to-day with 20 passengers, 50
tons of freight, and 6000 feet of
The new organ just purchased by
the Methodist congregation will be
usod for the first timo to-morrow, lt
is a very fino one.
Inspector Mowot, with a number of
guests, gave the new government
fisheries cruiser a trial yesterday. A
very enjoyable trip  was  the  result.
The first foot ball practice of the
season was hold on the cricket grounds
this afternoon. It was fairly well attended and the men showed good
E. S. Sooullar Ss Co. havo paid
their $55 subsoription tu the exhibition fund. It'a getting kind of lonely
up on top now. Who'll be the next
man to tumble.
The return cricket match between
the Vancouver and Westminster juniors is to take place at Hastings next
Saturday, the announcement that it
was to be played to-day being incorrect.
Salmon were very scarce last night
and the fishermen were poorly recompensed for their labor, A big run of
humpbacks is now on, but the fishermen aro none the happier on this
Three more matches in tho tennis
tournament have been played. Mr.
Worsfold beat Mr. Boecher easily in
two sets, 6-2, 6-3. Mr. Frasor boat
Dr. Smith 6-1, 6-3, and Mr. Bell
beat Mr. Gamble 6-1, 6-2.
Tho str. Yosemite arrived iu tho
river yesterday and spent the day collecting salmon from the different canneries. She left for Victoria this
morning with 12,000 cases aboard,
which will be immediately loaded for
The Agnea street improvements ate
going to make that street one of the
finest thoroughfares in the city, ond
the contractors for the work are to be
commended on the manner in which
the improvements aro being carried
out. A gang of mon are busy laying
new sidewalks below St. Ann's convent.
Through a slight misunderstanding,
we stated yesterday that T. Ackerman
had paid into the bank of Montreal $10
of Ackerman Brus.' $20 subscription to
tho exhibition fund. The $10 in question wbb nn additional subscription, to
the celebration fund, besides which
Mr. Ackerman has also paid in the
$20 subscription by Ackerman Bros.
to the exhibition fund.
The barque C. 0. Funk, now loading lumber at the Royal City Planing
Mills, is getting her cargo aboard
very rapidly. Although she only coiri-
moiiced loading on Monday, she has
now 275,000 feet of lumber aboard,
and unless something unexpected
happens, she will be got ready for sea
in mueh less space of time than any
vessel that has ever been loaded nt
thia port
The project of sending the WestminBter base ball club to Kamloops, to
take part in the tournament, haa been
abandoned, as it was found impossible
to gather together the old time champions. Some of the players have left
the city and a few have bid a final
adieu to the "diamond." It is to bo
rogretted' the WeBtminater nine will
not be able to go thia year, but it is
to bo hoped the game will be received
in the royal oity, and by the beginning
of next season a team will be ready to
dispute supremacy with all-comers.
Tlio Bushby lllock.
It has boon definitely decided by the
management of the Bushby estato to
extend tbo block, now under construe-
on Front street, to ihe full size of tho
lot, 66 feot, instead of 33 feot front-
nge as at first intended. It was found
that the old building, formerly occupied by Diebel's bakery was too weak
to stand, and to rebuild it would be
money badly spent. Men woro at
work today tearing the old landmark
down, and on Monday Mr. D. A. McDonald will commence driving piles
for tho new foundation. This addition to the Bushby block will mako it
t!ae largest and finest in the city.
'   A Striko on Ihe Klllirl.
James Boyle, ai fijmii Iitbulw, sui-,
cidi'd in the lliih-im cnll'il ysetordny ,
While ti'inpurarily ins un. 1
The reason for tbo non-arrival of
thu Btr. Rithet, yesterday, was learned
on the arrival of that vessel in port today. All the deck hands struck work
yesterday murning, demanding higher
wages, which was refused them. They
then declined to accompany tbo vessel
to Westminster and wont ashore, The
complaint of tho men is that thoy urn
not paid extra forthe greatly increased
amount of work they have to do nt
present. They also complain that
they aru overworked. Tho manager
of the company at Victoria shipped
another crew yosterday, and tho ves-
sel left at an early hour this morning,
reaching Westminster about noon.
A New Hunger.
With respect to the statement that
tho schooner Blaok Diamond is largely
owned by Americans, tho officials of
tho murine department nt Ottawa say
that Mr. Maurice Moss, of Victoria,
B. C, is registered aa the ownor. If
there was even ono foreign shareholder
in thu vessel she would be liable to
seizure according tu law. The owner
or owners of u vessel when regis'eiirig
her haw tu make a declnraii' n thai he
it they are British Btibjeots, Au investigation will lie-iuade into ihu own-
eisbip uf llie Black Diamond, and
should it turn out that she is owned
either wholly ur in part by Americans
she will lie exposed to a new danger,
namely, i,iiiif,s,''utiuu by the iiinruiu
lion. Mr. Dcwilney.
Hon. Mr. Dewdney, minister of the
interior was kept very busy this morning with official matters in connection
with the Dominion lands office. This
afternoon accompanied by MrB. Dowdney, he took a drive outside the oity
limits, and which was enjoyed very
much. Mr. Dewdney expresses astonishment nt the wonderful progresa
Westminster has made since his last
visit, and tbe changes please him
greatly, as ho has always manifested
a lively interest in the city he assisted
to survey many years ago.
The banquet to the Hon. Mr. Dewd-
doy on Monday night at the Colonial
hotel, promises to be very largely attended. Plates will be laid fur 100
persona. Tickets can be procured
from any member of the committee of
The Celebmllon.
The executive members of the celebration committees met at the city
hall last night and discussed topics of
importance coming under their management. A letter was read from tho
Oddfellow's Socioty announcing that
that order will take part in the f recession. Tho programmes af the
Scottish games, boating nnd horse
racing committees wero read and
adopted. The committee having
chargo of the firemen's tournament
asked un appropriation of $250., which
was granted, lt was announced that
medals would be givon tho winners of
the foot ball aud lacrosse matches.
This was considered satisfactory.
Messrs. D. S. Curtis, J. Reid and H.
G. Rosb were appointed a committee
to arrange accomodation for visitors,
and the meoting adjourned.
The Caledonlun Hotel.
The latest addition to the hostelries
of Westminater is the new Caledonian hotel, of which Mr. R. W. Mcintosh is the proprietor. The fine brick
block, just completed, to which Mr.
Mcintosh has lately removed hia establishment, is a credit tn the city,
and will prove a profitable move to the
proprietor, as it places him on a par
with the beBt hotels in the city. The
ground floor is arranged with every
regard for convenience, comfort and
neatness. The dining room, which is
35x23 feet, is a fine, well finished and
perfectly lighted apartment. It has
an entrance on Front street, and the
upper portion of the house is reached
by a broad and handsome stairway
from this room. Adjoining the dining room is tho bar, and in rear of
these is the kitchen, storehouse and
pantrys on one side, and the oflice,
cord and billiard rooms on the other.
The second story contains 20 bedrooms, parlor and ladieB' sitting room,
all neat, pretty and well lighted. The
ceilings are high and the arrangements for ventilation are excellent.
The corridurs are broad, and will be
lighted with gas. Lavatories and hot
and cold water will bo found on each
floor. The ladies' and general entrance
to the hotel is from Lytton square.
The huuso is nuw being handsomely
carpeted and furnished, and Mr. Mcintosh expects to be reudy for the reception of gueBtB within two weoks.
Guests at the Colonial: John
Parkes, Lulu Islnnd; D. Roman, North
Arm; W. J. Gallagher, R. Fawcett,
Vancouver; T. E. Lndner, E. A. Wadhams, Lsdners; John E; Moore, Alkali
Guests at the Queen's: John B.
Oilman, .Jas Levis, J. T. Porter, Alfred Trapnel, Victoria; Arthur Crane,
A. G. King, Nanaimo; Thus. Bain,
M. P., Mrs. Bain, Miss Weir, Miss
Christie, Dundiis, Out.; T. BaniBley,
Mom real.
Police Court.
l>!oro T.C. Atkinson,P.M.
Jack, a Fort Douglas Indian, wearing a green favor in the lappol of hiB
coat, nnd n whito straw hut with a red
'and white baud, was charged with
boing di'uiik and having a bottle of
whisky in bis possession, smilingly
pleaded guilty. Altogether Jack presented a very happy appearance, and
seemingly was overjoyed to find himself of so muoh importance for unco in
his life. Jock said ho got tho whisky from a Chinaman but could not
identify lho man. His honor thought
that in this cisu one charge would be
sufficient lu press, ns Jack was do-
formed and not a bail looking fellow.
The chief on this request, withdrew
the second oharge and Jack was only
fined $5.
Geo. Raymond, charged with unlawfully ke'-iiing open the bar of the
Colonial hotel between thu hours of 12
o'clock midnight aud 0 o'clock iv m .
asked nn adjournment till Monday,
which wns granted.
Jas. Ca'h, on a similar charge, aaked
and was granted a remand till Monday.
Jas. R. lirennnn, also on a similar
charge, asked u vuiuuuu till Munday,
which wns granted.
Capt. John Irving, who was seriously injured on the Yoscmito when leaving Ladner's Landing on Tuesday last,
by being struck by the wheel in tho
pilot house, v Inch wbb prematurely
let go by twu men who had hold of it
while tho Bteamer was turning, was
somewhat improved to-day, though
atill confined ti his bod. The most
painful part of the injury was done to
t'-o captain's leg near the kneu —
Thursday's Times.
The Hnldinnind election tl'inl is now
going on at Cayuga for the unseating
of Mr. Coulter. One of the witnesses
swore that he hnd been offered S?10 to
spoil his liallot paper and writo to his
bi-otlier-iii-lnw uniting him to remain I
nwny during eloet'Uil. '
The Celebration Fund.
Following are tho names up to dato
of persons who have subscribed to the
celebration fund:
Alex. Ewen $250.00
R.C.P.M.Co  250.00
Jas. v- Laidlaw  100.00
R. P.Rithet  50.00
Richards,Haywood k Mackintosh 35.00
Woods, Turner k Gamble  25.00
W. k G. Wolfenden  25.00
Corbould, McColl & Jenns  25.00
S.H. Webb  25.00
D. S. Curtis  25.00
Rand Bros  25.00
C. J. Fagan  25.00
T.J. Trapp  25.00
Reid * Currie  25.00
F. G. Strickland k Co  25.00
Samuel Woods  25.00
I. B. Fisher  20.00
J. S. C. Frasor  20.00
H. V. Edmonds  20.00
Wm. Teitjen  20.00
J. M.Wise  20.00
Ogle, Campbell k Freeman  20.00
J. G.Smith  20.00
B. C. Packing Co  20.00
Mathers & Milligan  20.00
J. A. Calbick  20.00
W.J. Walker «s Co  20.00
D. Lyal & Co  20.00
Gilley Bros  15.00
Walker k Shadwell  15.00
J. G. Jaques  15.00
T. F. Sinclair  10.00
W. H. Keary  10.00
II. Dickinson  10.00
Armstrong &, Eckstein  10.00
Win. B. Townsend  10.00
Win. Johnston  10.00
M. Sinclair  10.00
Wm.McColl  10.00
McDonald Bros  10.00
W. Turnbull & Co  10.00
Bell-Irving, Patterson k Co  10.00
H. M. Cunningham :.... 10.00
A. Des Brisay  10.00
A, J. Armstrong  10.00
E.M.Bovill  10.00
John Maelarcn  10.00
Major k Pearson  10.00
Jas. Ellard  10.00
Jas. Loamy  10.00
A.M. Herring  10.00
J. E. Phillips  10.00
J. W. Andrezjewski  10.00
T. Ackerman  10.00
W. A. Duncan .-. 10.00
R.B.Bell  10.00
G.W.Grant  10.00
Wintemute Bros  10.00
Geo.Black  10.00
E.H.Port  10.00
Manahan k Richenbnch  10.00
W.Reidt  10.00
LeoCoy  10.00
Robt. Law  10.00
W.H.Holden  10.00
S. J. Thompson  10.00
C. C. Worsfold  5.00
Z.S. Hall  5.00
A. Shepherd  5.00
McPherson k Thompson  5.00
Mrs. Harvoy  5.00
H. B. W. Aikman  5.00
J. A. McMartin  5.00
Mrs. Wm. Rae  5.00
H. -Morey 4; Co  5.00
W. E. Fales  5.00
Dashwoo'l Jones  5.00
H.C. Chamberlain  5.00
R. G. Anderson  5.00
R.J. Rickman ...  5.00
H. Harvey  5.00
G.H.Grant  5.00
R. E. Lemon  5.00
J. Wilson  5.00
F. J. Coulthard  5.00
J. Rousseau  5.00
Jas. Hurling  5.00
Thos. Ovens  5.00
T. C. Atkinson  5.00
T. Mowat  5.00
J.S.Clute  5.00
Goo. Turner  5.00
J.D.Eao  5,00
Andrew Leamy  5.00
E.M.N. Woods  5.00
F. Eickhoff  5.00
T. Gifford  5.00
N. C. McKcen & Son  5.00
M.Hayes  5.00
T. J. Armstrong  5.00
R. .1. Mounce  5.00
A. B. Wintemute  5.00
M.Ross  3.00
John McKenzie  2.50
J. S.MaoDonell  2.50
0. W. Homor  2.50
A. Ci Brydone-Jaok  2.6ft
G. A. Kelly  2.50
,1. S. Hanson  2.50
P. Peebles  2.50
J. E. Lord  2.50
G. Cuuniugliam  2.50
J.E.Snlley  2.50
E. L. Kirkland  2.50
T. O. Townley  2.50
C.K.Holt  2.50
P. G. Turner.  2;50
G. W. Aikman  2.50
T. M. Cunningham  2.50
C. J. Robson  2.50
C. Murray  2.50
J.C. Brown  2.50
O. E. Darling  2.50
B. W. Toscb  2.50
.las. D.Kelly  2.50
A. McRao  2.00
P. Grant  1.00
W. H. Edmonds  1.00
J. felly  1.00
W. 'I'. Grant,  1.00
C. Morrison  1.00
Tlto 't'iii-1-«Mii Mot LoKt->*-"Two (aitrroitt-rf*
Arn-hivtl.-tircnl In lorn t In tlie Senrlc-
tt'-nnuiurS-tnlllns Knee.
Special toTHKCOLVSiniAN.
Vtctokta, Sept. 7—Tln> sohooner
which was reported ashoro ai Oape
lioiile, auu supyusnu Lu or me j m-iuaa,
turns oul to hove boen the schnonot
Lily, bounu from ttetmngs' Sea for
this port.
A couplo of youwjmen, named John
Fay and John Forbes, were arrested
last night charged with attempted highway robbery. They tried to garrotte
a Chinaman.
Great interest is beinj; taken here in
tho great Searle-O'Connor contest on
Monday. Cnnsiflnrublo coin is boing
wagered un tho race nt odda of twenty
to hftx-un on tho Australum.
Telephonic cmnmunicution was siic-
eessfuly hold witli the Union niinos,
Ciinuix, over tho Jalaml Railway wires
and new telephone line iron) Nanaimo
to Union mines.
The usual mn-rts ttiII be held at
Beacon Hill thisa-lternoon. A scratch
game of association lootball will be
played, Ammeania.ll comers. VOLUME 34.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Moraine, Sent. 4. 1881).
It is about time, we think,  that
Edison turned liis attention   for  a
little  while  from   inventing  new
electrical appliances to more securely harnessing some of the lightning-
strikers   that   his   genuis   has    so
materially assisted to evolve.    Such
occurrences as the one  related  in
the Buffalo despatch elsewhere in
these     columns     are      becoming
altogether too  common.   Electricity, in its various modern appliances
has beon considered a great boon  to
tho world of science, but  it  cunnot
but bo viewed us a doubtful blessing
if it continues in the  larger   cities,
whero it is   applied   to   so   many
economic und  industrial..purposes,
to ho such a dangerous thing to have
around.    As illustrating further tho
necessity for some better system  of
disposing of electric wires than  the
one generally   in   use,   a   serious
casualty that happened recently  nt
Evansvillo, Iiul.jinight be mentioned.
During a lieavy storm, a number of
electric light   nml   otlier  overhead
wires were blown down and crossed,
and the electric fluid started out to
make   things    lively   about    the
streets.    Sparks were  hissing  and
sputtering  in   all   directions; the
firo department was called out, and,
unaware of the exact state of things,
a number of firemen, civilians, and
horses were knocked over by electric shocks.    Finally a messenger
ran to  the   electrio   light   station,
which was   promptly   shut   down,
when over a dozen   persons   were
found lying about unconscious and
were restored with difficulty,  two
of the firemen at last  accounts   remaining in a precarious   condition.
It is such littlo occurrences as these
which make tho   firemen  and   the
general public  alike distrustful  of
the overhead wires, look they ever
so innocent.
It is a matter of surprise to us
how any Canadian, or Britisher, or
any man living in a Oanadian community, or obtaining a livelihood
from the people of any Canadian
community, should so far forget
himself and the interests of those
upon whom his very existence depends as to side with the United
States government in its piratical
actions in Behring Sea. The great
republic, not having a navy worthy
of the name, has turned its few
worm-eaten hulks into free-booters
and sent them to Behring Sea to
forage upon defenceless sealers-
British and even American vessels
—to rob them of their hard-earned
harvest, and "order" thom to port
under arrest for the purpose of
confiscation. And this is done in
the name of "law," but really in
the interest of monopoly. Fie upon
such a law I Fie upon a man who
would uphold such a law, especially
when his constituents—his very
next-door neighbors—are the ones
who are thus being robbed and
pillaged I The United States has
no more jurisdiction over Behring
Sea than it has over the boundless
expanse of the Pacific Ocean, and
it is as well aware of the fact
as anyone else. It is simply
playing a gameof bluff—Yankeeblulf
pure and simple. As woll might
the revenue cutter Rush stop and
pillage vessels in mid ocean, as more
than three marine miles from land
in Behring Sea. But who is to stop
it 1 Our sealing vessels are defenceless against the guns of the cutter.
Their arms ure tied. They know
they have the right, but Uncle Sam's
"navy" has the might. We are so
far removed from the seat of Britisli
authority that but very little heed
is taken of our complaints, and it
will probably te mnny months before any definite action whatever
will be taken in the matter by those
to whom we look for protection from
this legalized piracy. Uut holp will
come. "The mills of the gods grind
slowly, but they grind exceeding
small," and when old England does
act she will act in such a manner ns
to make Uncle Sam wish lie "hadn't
done it." Tlinn, perhaps, those
ranting "birds of passage," who have
been in the province scarcely long
enough to get a squaro meal, will,
{po wi*!, tbey "hadn't dnnn it." Tbe
people "f western British Columbia
have suffered much from both United States pirates and "birds of passage," and the limit of tlieir patience
is about reached.
"The cigarette doomed" is the
head of an article in the American
Analyst. Peaco to its ashes, wo
would say. We always expected
that the petit weed would end in
smoke ns it began, 'i'lie Analyst
says that observation in public
places throughout the United States
givos satisfactory evidonco that tho
use of cigarettes is rapidly on the
decline. Whether this is due to
the stringent laws passed in many
of the iitates ngninst selling thom to
minors, or that smokers have come
to their  senses and   have    taken
A rage for tall structures seems
to be seizing the world, remarks a
cotemporary, and has already exploded the idea that such buildings,
when not intended for economical
purposes, were impossible, except
under concentrated and despotic
governments such as those which
built the pyramids. Perhaps the
idea would be sound were the labor
and expense involved in the erection
of such buildings such as it wus in
ancient times, but the applied science of the nineteenth century has
found in the uses to which iron can
be adapted a method of exceeding
the tower of Babel and the pyramids in height, at comparatively
little cost, which is readily provided
by popular enthusiasm and local
pride. Tlio big monument at Washington, uud more signally the Eiffel
tower, are ovidences of whnt onn be
achieved with little effort. New
York now proposes to surpass tlie
latter structure by completing, in
time for the world's fair, to be held
in that city in 1892, a huge iron
arch from which the spectator could
"look down on Eiffel's structure."
In favor of the arch it is urged that
it would bu a real ornament to the
city, instead of being liko tho Paris
tower, simply big and long, but devoid of beauty. The proposal meets
with favor, and may soon result in
practical steps being taken towards
carrying it out. Whether some
other city may not attempt to surpass New York by a taller structure
will depend much on whothor the
arch pays an ah attraction to pleasure seekers, and perhaps a little on
how fur tlio mental balance of tlio
poopio can deviate from the horizontal un, ior the influence of a useless
Job printing ol all kinds neatly done
at Ino Coi.ummak office. Prices will bn
fouud ns low as at any other oflico in
tho province.— Adv
warning from their own experience
and the  unanimous   condemnation
of smoking cigarettes by the medical
profession, or whether the evil praotice has begun to be looked upon as
a discreditable vice to be only practiced in secret, is  not known; but
it is certain that, us compared with
the past, very  few   cigarettes   are
now    smoked    in    public.    Cigar
dealers say that the sales of cigar
ottos have   fallen   off enormously
The manufacturers of these noxious
things   have   been   compelled    to
advertise  largely   to   prevent   the
entire destruction of their business,
and about the only people who  can
now be   seen   smoking   the   paper
abominations are a few moon-faced
juveniles who imngine   that   cigarette smoking gives them a  literary
aspect, or who ambitiously aim at
appearing manly and graceful while
poisoning   the   atmosphere    about
them,   or   blowing   the    offensive
smoke through the windows of horso
cars until rebuked by the conductors.
Employers and  business men generally have arrayed   themselves   in
opposition to thoso who   persist   in
the   objectionable    practice,    and
young Indies havo learned to understand that   the   real  reason   why
their young men smoke cigarettes is
that they   can   smoke   twenty   of
them, vile though they are, for the
price of a   very   cheap   cigar.   It
will be well for our youth when the
habit becomes wholly extinct.   Dr.
William L.   Dudley,  Professor  of
Chemistry in the  Vanderbilt   University, gives the results of  recent
careful analytical experiments made
by him in his laboratory  with   the
smoke  of   an   ordinary   cigarette.
The tests were thoroughly scientific
and conclusive.   The fact was   demonstrated beyond the   chance   of
doubt or question that carbolic oxide
is the chief constituent of   cigarette
smoke, if not all tobacco smoke, and
that its inhalation into the air passages of the lungs must, of necessity,
be deleterious.    Prof. Dudley refers
to the published assertions that the
adulteration of tobacco with  opium
and flavoring drugs, and the alleged
presence of arsenic iu tho paper, are
the chief causes of the evil effects of
cigarette smoking, but pronounces
them unsatisfactory and insufficient
as    explanations..   His    chemical
tests, he insists, have demonstrated
positively the actual cause  of  the
mischief,   namely,    the   cigarette
smoker's absorption of the carbonic-
oxide  and  other   gases,    causing
deoxidation of tbe blood, and thereby impairing its power to build up
the wasting tissues  of  the   body,
The Analyst concludes as  follows :
The cigarette habit has of late years
become very common in this country.
It is one of those  many   European
importations which do  our  people
more harm   than good.    Many  of
our young men, and some of them
are neither young nor inexperienced,
are  literally burning out of themselves the  best  element  of   their
manhood  by  sucking   into    their
systems the poison of physical and
mental   degeneracy    through    the
filthy cigarette.   Cigar smoking and
pipe smoking are bad enough and
pernicious enough in all conscience,
but cigarette smoking is absolutely
Every once in a while those who
look after the spiritual and moral
welfare of the people come out with
a stronger protest than usual against
drunkenness and its attendant vices;
and, whatever may be the opinion
upon teetotalism, few thinking persons would dispute the statement
that an altogether disproportionate
amount of money is spent by civilized mankind upon intoxicants.
But whilst it is true that more
money is yearly expended in nearly
every city upon liquor and tobacco
than would suffice to pay the rates
and taxes, it is an extraordinary
fact that, except for unavailing protests against the selling and drinking of strong waters, comparatively
little practical work is done to neutralize and counteract the attractions of the dive and the saloon.
Here in New Westminster there is
a building bearing the words "Public Library" over the door. It is sit.
uated in probably the very best location for such an institution, it is
largo and possesses, we believe, the
nucleus for a useful collection of
literature, and yet, except in damp
or cold weather, it is seldom fro
quented. Newspapers arc to be
(ound there in quantities, but they
lack arrangement and are scattered
hither and thither in a chaotic confusion bewildering to the eye, and
scarcely likely to prove attractive to
tho studious youth on study bent,
tlio jaded business man looking for
recreation, or the political student
desirous of reading history day by
day as it is made. Here and there
a parliamentary return, or the fragment of an old blue book, seem to
indicate that useful information, reliable and exact, is obtainable, but
tho lack of order, the want ot
method, and the absence of all attempt at arrangement, casts a discouraging sense of futility ovor all
efforts ut useful reading. It cannot
reasonably be expected that the public library should be kept in good
order without a properly paid and
qualified librarian. The remedy for
such a state of things as exists seems
to us simple and comparatively inexpensive. A librarian should first
of all lie appointed to catalogue and
classify what material exists for tho
founding of a thoroughly good publio
library. We do not know how long
suoh a work would take, but, with
un intelligent man and one moro or
less conversant with suoh work, it
should not occupy many _ weoks.
Having made a full, concise, and
exhaustive report to tho eity council, it would rest with that body to
The writ for the Lillooet distriot
by-election has been issued.   Nomination will take place on the 11th
inst., and polling on the 21st.    Mr.
A, W. Smith, the government candidate, it   is stated, has completed
his canvass of the district, and has
a   fair   prospect of  elect-ion.    Mr.
John Saul, the opposition candidate,
is at present engaged inthe canvass,
and   also   hopes to win.    Both are
well known and old residents of the
tipper country,    Mr. Eberts, of Victoria city, who was spoken of as a
probablo candidate for the vacant
Lillooet constituency, has,   to  his
credit,  definitely  withdrawn   from
any intention of entering the lists.
The Colonist hus the following about
Mr.   Eberts'   withdrawal;    "'it is
pretty   generally known   that Mr.
Eberts, of  this city, had received
letters from influential residents of
Lillooet district, urging him to become a candidate for the represonta
tion of that constituency in the legislative assembly.    Before yielding to
these solicitations, Mr. Eberts  was
naturally anxious to know whether
a local  man, able to curry tho constituency in the government interest, was  likely to  enter   the lists.
Learning  that Mr.  A.  W. Smith,
having   made a   general canvass of
the district in the interests of  the
govern ment, feels certain of carrying
it, Mr. Eberts  has not only finally
abandoned all  idea of becoming a
candidate  himself, but is using his
influence with his friends in the district for the purpose of securing for
the  government   candidate such a
majority as will make him strong to
push thn  interests of his constituents,    We feel assured that the unselfish loyalty to his party exhibited
by Mr. Ebyrts  in this  matter will
be appreciated both by the constituency and  the government."   Most
of our readers are aware that Lillooet district, normally, has two representatives in the local parliament.
Mr. Edward Allen—the festive Ned
—who  is   the  surviving   Lillooet
member, is an out-and-out government man, and it remains to be seen
whether the electors of Lillooet will
return  another    government  supporter in the place of the late lamented attorney-general, or whether
Saul will bo among the prophets of
James   Bay next winter.    In any
event, a   local, resident representative—and a fairly able man—will
be returned, nnd that is some satisfaction  in advance.   In the meantime the country will be safe; for
are not able, respectable, and virtuous men at the helm 1
say what grant they would consider
sufficient for the maintenance of so
good a public institution.   Private
liberality  would, perhaps, not  be
lacking in the gift of books, and the
provincial  and   Dominion governments would, of course, continuo to
give free copies of all parliamentary
papers.    A properly qualified librarian, to keep the catalogue in efficient and good order and look after
tho building, should not be difficult
to find, and after the initial steps
had been taken the worlc would certainly not be very heavy.    The city
is rapidly growing and is alroady
sufficiently large to warrant decisive
action being taken in this or a similar direction. While the steps which
we have outlined above would certainly put the public library upon a
far more satisfactory basis than it is
ut present, it can never te—without
seriously straining the meaning of
the term—an ornament to the city
or province until a new building has
been   erected   to take the place of
the present tumble-down, prehistoric
rookery.    Tho grounds upon which
the old building stands—a full sized
city lot, 132x66, were convoyed to
the   corporation  by the Dominion
authorities, quite recently, to quoto
from   the official   conveyance, "to
have and to  hold the said parcel or
tract of land unto the said corporation of the city of New Westminster, its successors and assigns forever, in trust for the uses and purposes of a  public library and mechanics'  institute  for   the oity of
New  Westminster,  saving and reserving, nevertheless, unto  us  [the
Dominion government], our succes
sors antl assigns, the free use, pas-
sag?, or enjoyment of, in, over, and
upon all  navigable waters [Alderman Jaques' flume, presumably] that
now are or may be hereafter found
on, or under, or flowing through or
upon any part of the said parcel or
traot of land."   Evory one will be
glad to see the city take active steps
to carry out its part of the bargain
as soon  as possible.    It will not be
disputed  that a good public library
is almost an imperative necessity.
Will not some member of the counoil take this mutter in hand and
make it his pet hobby" He will reap
a rich   harvest of  gratitude from
every well wisher of the city.
NO. 37.
DC   *fM |§5Blp§-jgfc &   g\,
■ Vi ^■/•^^Fa I ly wS? \jf*
From experiments made iu Richmond, Va., with electric heaters, it
seems probable that a passenger
coach can be kept warm at an expense of two cents an hour, the current being supplied by a dynamo on
the locomotive or tender.
Vincennes, Ind., has just produced an original judge. A saloon
keeper was to be tried before hfm
for soiling liquor without a license,
and the case had excited so much
interest that a crowd was expected
to be present. Accordingly the judge
hired a hall and charged all spectators 10 cents admission.
A young man who committed
suicide at Leeds left behind him an
extraordinary letter, in which he
said : "I am going to commit suicide ou Friday moining, so I want
to be buried on Bank holiday (Monday), so that I shall disappoint my
cousin Annie, who is to bo married
on that day, so there will be a fun
cral instead of a wedding. I hope
you will attend my funeral. I will
meet you in heaven."
An Italian savant, Dr. Malincon-
ico, of Naples, pretends to have discovered something better yet than
the elixir of Prof. Brown-Sequard.
He has just discovered the microbe
of old age, and he is now engaged in
thinking about the best way to kill
him. When one thinks of the
length of time that this hoary-headed old microbe has been in conceal
ment the value of Dr. Malinconico's
discovery can be easily appreciated.
The London society papers are
making much ado about the fact
that three members of Parliament,
including a Oabnet Minister, wore
seen riding in a penny 'bus reoently.
And then the startling tale is told of
how Mr. Goschen rides home from
the Howse of Commons nights in a
cab rather than have his coachman kept out of bed. But all this is
knocked into a cocked hat by the
remembrance that before Salisbury
sat upon the woolsack he was generally a Monday morning passenger in
the Euston omnibus, and that Mr.
ului.ai.uliu, Jw, ,u..j il'O^u0.ii.j o>,
seen on tho "people's stage   conch."
President Harrison mot a leaguo
pitcher the other day, and was treat-
as a social equal. The pitcher showed no haughtiness, but, on tho other
hnnd, was kind, attentive, and considerate. The common people, who
always liko to sec tho great unbend,
looked on with pleasure, for all men
folt that in tho courtesy paid to tlieir
chief magistrate was an implied
acknowledgement of their own equality with tho pitcher. The president
was greatly pleased. Ho told Secrotary Halford that if the leaguo
pitcher had been an applicant for
tho Sangamon post-office, ho couldn't
have boon inoro respectful. And
that particular pitcher had just beon
sold fm- $5,000 by tho Dodge City's
to tlio KcokulfS, too,—Boston Transcript.
Wholesale and Retail
sobum mm i'suim
•W be re-opened August ist, and will be
under the management of a FIRST-
CLASS DRESS-MAKER from Montreal.
Style and fit guaranteed.
Including Tools of all kinds of the best makes; Cross-cut & Hand-Saws,
Barbed Wire for Fencing, and all the necosoary Utensils for Fanning:
Pulley Blocks, Snatch Blocks, Hope & Chain in all sizes; Pitch!
Tar & Oakum; Tarred and Plain Paper for Building: Paints & (His
in all colors; Liquid PailltS iu all shades; Floor Paints ready to use; Grind
stonesi Wall Paper iu all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all purposes;
Lubricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and ii general assortment of
Agricultural Implements.
BT Speoial attention given to orders by mail.
rr. j. t:r^:fi? «sc co.,
dwjly3tc Columbia Street, New Westminster.
TS I Or TS - C L -^ S S
Cor. Columbia It Hary Sts.
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
JsJSTT) jkltX. KIUDB  oii-
WOOd Furnishing for  Canneries.
Doors,   Frames.   Windows*
Mouldings. Balusters*
Blinds. Brackets,
Railings, Newels.
This Columiiian Piiintino Establishmknt has firat-class facilities for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads, Circulars,
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of overy description, Posters, Dodgers,
Prico Lists, eie. Prices will bo found as low as at any othor oflloe where
flrst-class work is done. VOLUME 34.
NO. 37.
The Defeated Haytien President
Arrives at New York and
Will-Go to Paris.
Graham, Who Claims to Have Gone
Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel, is KaposcU.
Hon. Mr. Gladstone is Presented
With an Address at the
Paris Exposition.
New York, Sept. 5.—Genoral Legitime, tho defeated president of the
Haytian republic, arrived here this
morning on lho str. Manhattan, of
Ward's lino. Accompanying Legitime
wore the mombers of his family and
his generals. The party left Port Au
Prince August 22nd on a merchant
vessel and went to Cuba whoro they
boarded the Manhattan last Saturday
at Sau Diego. The party on landing
was met by Minister Preston and Consul Des Landero, nnd esoorted to
Hotel Martin, University Pluce, whero
they remain until Saturday, when they
sail ou the str. La Bretagne for Paris.
a rrr on tire.
New York, Sept. 5.—Tho Maurice
Wood Ironstone pit, at Midlothian, is
on lire. Sixty-two miners are in tho
pit and tho chances of saving them are
very small. Two bodies have been
recovered and workmen aro endeavoring to reach the others.
Boston, Sept. 5.—Upwards of 200
stevedores, longshoremen, and freight
handlers, wero idle ot the Hoosnc dock
to-day on account of the groat London
strike, which detains three ships of
the Furness line in London.
Chicaoo, Sept. 5.—Tweuly-seven
talosnion were examined in tho Cronin
murder case to-day. Whon the court
adjourned, all bad been exoused for
cause oxcept Georgo A. Oreighton and
E. E. Graham; thoy will be held ovor
until to-morrow. Freeman Gross still
remains the only juror who has boen
passed by both aides, but it is possiblo
lio too will bo dropped; as under the
ruling of Judge McConnell, the right
of peremptory challenge may be exercised until the twelfth man has been
passed by both sides.
New York, Sept. 5,—During a
dense fog this morning tho iron steam
yacht Electro, owned by Commodore
Gerry, of the New York yacht club,
while anchored iu the East river, oil'
23rd street, was run into by the Fall
river steamboat, Providence. The Providence was loaded with passengers
and for some time a panio ensued but
it was quickly allayed when the steamboat backed out in tho stream and it
was found that what damage had been
done was nbove the water line. The
stanchions and flooring of the middle
deck had been carried away and two
state rooms had their fronts completely
ripped oil' by the bowsprit of the Electro. No one rep jrted hurt. In tho
collision the yacht heeled over and considerable damage was done to her by
the water pouring in.
Toronto, Sept. 5.—Wm. H. Dean,
a Toronto printer who was arrested st
Newmarkot nnd brought hero chargod
undor the Charlton act with seduction,
and also on a charge of the abduction
of Miss Marion Atkinson, a 15-year-
old girl in short dressos, was beforo
tho polico court this morning and remanded. Thoy registered at Newmarket as man and wife. The girl
says he promised to marry her, but
when they got to Newmarket lie
found he could not afford to do so for
a while. She has confidence in him
and ssys she is sure he will marry her
when the case comes up for trial.
Port Arthur, Sopt 5.—The first
car of this season's crop of Manitoba
wheat arrived here at the elevator yesterday. It was an excellent sample
and graded No. 1 hard.
Toronto, Sept. 5,—Henry Parry,
who some time ago was alleged to bo
concerned in having secured tho abortion of a woman, Mrs. Elliot, now in
the hospital, and whose death is hourly
expected, was arrosted last night. At
court this morning Barry was remanded
to await developments in the widow's
Toronto, Sept. 5.—Col. O'Brien, in
a letter to the Mail, says: "I look
upor. any decision regarding tho validity of tho Jesuits' estates ns a matter
of minor importance. The principlo
of aggression that it contains is the
theory to bo watched and fought
against, and thero should bo no stay of
action to that ond. Remember the
hore aud tbo tortoise. The paper says
the ministers did not hesitate to disallow ttie Manitoba ulmrters ivhioli On
thoir own admission wero ultra vires
on tho theoi'j that to let tho settler
have competitive lines would bo to injure tlie Canadian Pacific monopoly,
enacted by law in other parts of the
Northwest and therefore to prejudioe
tho genoral welfare. Thoy woro asked
to do nothing so sweeping in the present instance.
Ottawa Sopt. 5.—The weather today at the Dominion rifle association mooting, although somewhat
dull, was not unfavorable for good
shooting. Yesterday's fish tail wind
gavo place to a slight wind which it
was much easier for tho marksman to
conquer. The standing matoh was
open to all members ot tho association
and consistod of sevon shots at 200
yards with Snider ritlos. Color-Sorgt.
liovillo, nf the -l.'iili Battalion, was
first with 33; Sergeant Hall, of tho
70th, was socond with 32 points.
Snider aggregate:   Sergeant Goodwin,
of the 13th, with 129 points. Rideau
match with Snider rifles: Captain
Bishop, of the 63rd, with 33 points.
Ouimet match, Sergeant Crooks,
Q. O. R., 33 points; Sergeant Hall, of
tho 79th, made a grand aggregato with
287. In the Rideau match Private
Chamberlain, of the New Westminster
rifles, won 86 with 28 points. He won
§4 with 28 points in the standing
matoh. In tho Ouimet match Private
Cotton, of the New Westminster rifles,
won $10 with 32 points. Sir John
presented the prizes this evening.
London. Sopt. 5.-The final deposit
for tho race between oarsmen Searlo
and O'Connor wns made to-doy. Tho
betting is very lively, and now stands
at 3 to 2 in favor of Searle.
London, Sept. 5 — General Boulanger has written to Premier Tirard,
olaiming tho right of a trial of the
charges against him by court martial.
Ho writes that if such a trial is accorded to him ho will pledgo himself to appear and answer the charges. If this
is refused he saja lie will submit his
case to the judgment of tho poopio of
France expressed at the polls and has
perfect confidence in tho result.
London, Sopt. 5.—Mr. Gladstone is
doing tho Paris exposition with a vim
and thoroughness that perhaps no living man of his age could equal. He
devoted considerable attention to-day
to the ingenious wator railway, in the
working of which lie manifested much
interest, and declared that for pure
inventiveness it surpassed anything he
could recall.
London, Sept. 5.—Mr. Jamos O'Do-
herty, member of parliament for Donegal, haa run foul of his constituents by
bis utterances in support of the' decisions of the Iiish land commission.
Several local branches of the national
league have passed resolutions requesting him to resign his seat in the
London, Sept. 5.—Little by little
the German army is being increased.
Since the opening ol the year four
corps have been added, ond now tho
ompetor has given orders for the formation of a fifth, with headquarters at
Bromberg on the eastern frontier. This
movo is evidently intended ns a reply
to Russia, who continues to mass her
troops upon her western frontier, and
in this way the Emperor William serves
notico upon the czar that he does not
mean to be caught napping. The Gorman press comments upon this latest
move of tho emporor os full of significance. It is pointed out thut, contrary
to the usual custom in such cases,
there is no attempt at concealment.
The emporor seems to have takon
special pains to give the fullest possible
publicity to his plan to mass a formidable forco un the Russian frontier.
This the German press accept as u note
of defiance. The more sensational of
the Berlin papers go so far as to say
that this indicates a determination on
the part of the emperor to force Russia's hand. Should Russia reply by
further increasing hor force on the
German and Austrian line, as is confidently expected, a crisis will be precipitated before tho end of the year.
New York, Sept. 6.—A savage slug-,
ging match took place near Jersey City
early this morning. The principals
wore George Tracy, of Hoboken, and
Mike Davin, uf Jersey City, professional light weights. The men wore
skin-tight gloves with the fingers cut
off. They fought soven rounds, in the
third of whicli Davin sent Tracy to Ihe
floor. When tho latter got up he
caught Davin in the mouth, knocking
ull liis front teoth uut. Then there
wus give nnd take, and soon both men's
faces presented the appearance of
pieces of raw beefsteak. In the 7th
round Tracy let go a stingor on Davin'B
eyo. In striking, Tracy's thumb caught
in the corner of the eye and the eye
was nearly gouged out. This almost
crazed Davin and he rained blow after
blow on Tracy's face until he knocked
him out.
San Francisco, Sept, 6.— Honry
Hill, who robbed the stage at Susun-
ville last Friday, pleaded guilty and
has been sentenced to 17 years in state
Edinburgh, Penn., Sept. 6.—Fifty
dead bodies have been taken from the
Maurice Wood Colliery, at Penicuck,
in which tho explosion ocourred.
Boston, Sept. (i.— Edward B. Rankin, aged 46, reporting editor of theBos-
ton Herald died this morning of heart
San Francisco, Sept. 6. The
schooner Norway, Oapt. Wiuslow, arrived in port last ovening. The Norway left port on May 23rd last for Hol-
haui Inlet, Alaska, boing cleared by
the Silver Salmon Packing Company.
Slio carried up a full cargo of cannery
supplies ior a cuutiei-y company nun,
intended establishing, It was learned
that on account of the shallowness of
the wator tlio Norway could not get to
the inlet and sho returned with tho
same cargo she took nway.
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 6.—Tho
evening News to-day publishes a complete exposure of Graham's alleged
trip over the falls last Sunday. The
affair showed such mystery and bore
suoh palpable evidence of fraud, thnt
the News sot out to prove it another of
those sensational fakes. Tho exposure iu substance is: Frank T. Haggarty, stonographor of tho surrogate
court, of this city, states that ho was
fishing in tho river near Lasallo last
Saturday. At Lasallo ho mot Garret
J. Stanley, who said ho was employed
by Graham to cut loose his barrel ou
tho following morning and send liim
uver thu falls in it. Haggarty pro-
prosed to Stanley to accompany bnn
and help him  to  release  tho  barrel,
Stanley consented and the men went
in a bout down to Prospect point, just
abovo the falls. Thore they met a
man whom Haggarty thinks is Do-
vera, the theatrical manager. He
also said he was watching fnr the barrel. They also met Constable Horn,
who was said to have taken Graham
out of the barrel below the falls. Horn
and Stanley remained with Haggarty
till after the hour at which it is claimed
the barrel with Graham in it camo
over tho falls. "WeBaw uo barrel,
Baid Haggarty, "nor did any go ovor
tho falls all that time. Stanley was
with me constantly until wo returned
to Lasallo. We did not leave tlio
point till nearly 7 o'clock. We did
not seo Graham all all. It is my belief he and the barrel wore below tho
falls and never came up above. Below tho falls he entered it and was
pushed off into the river."
As Graham claims to have been sent
over the falls at a quarter to six o'clock
Sunday, lhe barrel must have passed
Prospect Point beforo that hour, uud
while the men were watching for it.
That it did not do so and that Stanley,
who was to have cut it looso, did not
seo it at all, is pretty conclusive proof
the whole thing was a "fake." Haggarty is a perfectly trustworthy gentleman, and his statement cau be implicitly relied upon.
London, Sopt. 6.—Notwithstanding
nearly 500 strikers returned lo work
yesterday, fully 100,000 marched in
procession last night, demonstrating
ihat the strike is still iu foil swing,
Paris, Sept. 0.—-Gladstone paid a
visit to tho Pondichorry section of
tho exposition to-day, and waa presented wiih some rare specimens of In-
dian art. In reply to an address of
welcome, Gladstone said iho universe
was indebted to the French republic
for the exhibition, forming as it did, a
veritalilo school which the peoplo of
the world should attend.
London, Sopt. fl.—Cardinal Manning, the lord mayor and Bishop of
London and Sir John Lubbock, had an
interview with tlio dock directors and
shippers to-day with a view to reaching a settlement of the strike.
Liverpool, Sept. O.—The Teutonic,
City of New York and City of Rome,
which sailed yesterday for New York,
carried nearly 4,000 passengers, the
largest number ever carried by three
steamers sailing on the same day.
London, Sept. 6.—The trades union
congress sitting at Dunde, rejected a
resolution this morning favoring a
working standard of eight hours per
day by a vote of 88 to 63.
Manchester, Sept. 6.—Owing to
the squeeze iu the Liverpool cotton
market and indications that a curner
will be successfully carried, the united
cotton spinners' society, at a meeting
to-day, adopted a resolution to work
the mills on baif time for a month, beginning Monday.
Denver, Col., Sept. 3.—A novel
bridal tour is what a uowly married
couple is at the present time enjoying.
Several months ago Charles Fish, a
clerk in a Sau Francisco' store, while
attempting to board a ferryboat made
a misstop and fell over some ropes into
the arms of Mary Rathbiirii, daughter
of a retired merchant. Willi an apology tho young man departed. A few
nights afterward tho pair met at a
party, and from that time ou a friendship sprang up between the two. Finding that the girl's parents were opposed
to the match, the couple a few weeks
later eloped und were married at Sacramento. The young man having only
833, told his wife if they could manage
to reach Now York all'would bo well,
as ho had wealthy relatives there. Tho
girl took off her dresses and adorned
herself in male attire. Their adventures since then would fill a book
From Sacramento the pair beat their
way over the Central Pacific road by
riding on freight trains and on the
trucks of passenger coaches. A week
■go Ogden was readied, and being desirous to Bee some of Colorado's scenery, the Rio Grand was selected. After
having boen put off half a dozen trains
the couple reached Denver. As it
happened the Union Paoifio ran a grand
army excursion train out that night,
and by strategy the cuuple managed
to go on the train in the capacity of
porters. By to-night Omaha will have
been reached, and it is more than probable that the pair will get through to
Chicago, reselling Now York somo
time next month. The girl is extremely pretty and scarcely nineteen,
while her husband is three  years  her
Steve Brodie, the Bridge Juniper,
Goes Over the Falls and
Escapes Alive.
The Japs Form a Grand Combination to Freeze Out Foreign
Toronto Has a Great Sensation in
the Flight of a Young
Society Lady.
Another Fine Tug.
The Fraser river fleet of tugs
is to-day the finest and largest in the
province, and overy month new vessels
uro being added. Mr. W. H. Vianen,
tlie weu-Kiiuwn ush dealer, is now
making arrangements for tin-building
of a line tug, wliich when completed
will be one ol' tho largest und fastest
on tho rivor. McPhee Bros, will
build the vessel, which tboy guarantee
will show a speed of not less than 12
knots an hour. The model of the
new craft is very handsome, the linos
being perfect, stem finely cut, and
bow rokish and sharp. Her dimensions will be CO feet over all, 12 foet
boani and (1 feet hold. The machiney
whioh is to be of the latest design,
will bo supplied by Messra F. G.
Strickland & Co, Itis expeoted the
now vessel will be afloat within sixty
Nows has been received at Halifax
ol the death in Egvpt of Sergeant Androw Flack, of tho roynl Irish rifles,
of Halifax. Ilo look part in sovoral
of tho eugagonieiita with the Dervishes,
receiving a wound which ultimately
caused his death.
Niagara Falls, N. Y., Sept. 7.—
Steve Brodio accomplished the peril
ous feat, this morning, of going over
tbe Horso Shoo falls in a rubber suit.
He lies unconscious, and some fears
are entertained for his recovery. Brodie
and patty arrived it Clifton last night.
They were: Earnest Gould, John
Longer, John McCarthey, Wm. E.
Harding and several newspaper men.
Tho party registered at tlio Waverly
Hotei under fictitious names. Brodiu's
suit wuh placed above the Canadian
falls last night. A', 4 o'clock this
morning Brodie with the purty left the
hotel. John McCarthy, Earnest
Gould, 'ind Brodie went lo a point iwii
hundred lott across ilio falls, Brodio
then sci.ipped and donned the rubber
suit, which was Inflated. At 5:30,
Brodie, with a paddle, entered the
water 'and wiis caughtiu the current
He waved bis paddle inula socond later
was shot out over the centre of the
Horse Shoe falls and quickly lost to
view. He was buried in the water
fov about two. minutes; when a blaok
object, covered with while coating,
was seen bobbing and jumping iH tlie
boiling cauldron of ihe rushing waters.
In a short time Brodio was caught in
the rushing current and carried at a
brisk pace toward the American shore
and then all of a sudden, he was hurried towards tu lhe Canadian shore,
where John Ledger and ll United Press
correspondent had ropes rendy to drag
him from llie water. Ledger stripped
and swam out 200 feet with a rope fastened to bis waist while W. E. Harding held the otlier end on shore. After several attempts Ledger fastened
the rope to the steel cased suit and
then swum ashore and assisted in pulling the daring swimmer from the
water. On Brodie being lifted onto the
rocky shore he was quickly stripped.
Brandy was poured in small quantities
over his temples, while he was rubbed
and chafed, but continued insensible.
Blood oozed from his mouth, eyes and
ears, probably from the shock and
concussion. For twenty minutes he
lay unconscious until ammonia was applied to his nostrils, when he began
to shiver and gesticulate with his
hands. His injuries are confined to
many bruises, a sprained ankle and a
bruised back.
Atlanta, Sept. 7.—Tho whipping
of'fourteen negroes by unknown men
has created intense excitement here.
The affair occurred at East Point, late
last night. Delegations have called on
the governor and ho has offered a reward for the capture of tho perpetrators.
Chicago, Sept. 7.—A movement is
on foot to erect a million dollar monument to General Grant, and have his
remains brought to this city. The
monument is to be unveiled at the
opening of the world's fair. The proposition meets with general enthusiastic approval.
San Francisco, Sept. 7.—By the
str. City of Rio Janeiro, which arrived
from the Orient this morusng, it is
learned that in view of the expected
invasion of Japan by foreign capitalists, when its new treaties come into
force, au effort ls being made, with
the minister of agriculture and commerce at its head, to bring about a
combination of native capitalists to enable the native merchants to hold their
own and to prevent the foreigners
frum successfully carrying on business.
London, Sept. 7.—The dook companies have ucreeil to the demands of
the strikers, but tho rates of wages to
be paid are to continue as at present,
the advance not to go into effect until
January. It is made a condition of
the arrangements that all strikers shall
resume work next Monday. Burns
Ss Eillet have signed their acceptance
of terms.
Chicago, Sept. li.—Tho lawyers in
Ihe Cronin niurder trial reserved the
work of securing a jury this morning,
with only one juryman accepted. Tbe
defence hos raised twenty, and the
state ten, of their peremptory challenges. Each in allowed one hundred.
Wasaington, Sept. 6.--Beds wero
opened at the war department for the
construction of ten-inch disappearing
pneumatic gun carriages. Tho only
Uiuuor was tlio Pneumatic Gun Carriago and Power Co,, of Connecticut, at
San Francisco, Sept. 6.— Miohael
HawkinB, who attomptod to assassinate
Mrs. Donahue, was sentenced to onn
year's imprisonment and lined $400.
Toronto, Sept. 6.—Society is all
agog over the runaway of Miss Fannie
Ferguson, daughter of Mr. Justico Ferguson, of Osgoodo Hall, lt now appears she wa» bui, nineteen years ot
ago, but a very null developed girl.
The first intimation tlie family had of
hor leaving was n note to thn following
effeot which she left and wns found on
the hat rack: "I know father and
mothor will never consent to my going
on the stage; you need not expect mo
back." Mr, Justice Ferguson is liim-
nelf an ardent, patron of the theatre.
His Into brother, Charles Ferguson,
was an amateur performer of no small
ability. His forte was Irish comedy.
On Wednesday two girls called at the
Rossin House ond sent word to Goodwin they wanted to go on the stage; as
Nat's company is full and he does not
deal in the amateur article, he sent
thein word that they had better seo
eome other manager. He did not
even see them. It is merely rumored
that one of tbem may be Miss Ferguson.
Guelph, Sept. 6.—The body of
David Von Volkenberg, a G. T. R.
brakeman at Port Edward, was found
at Dublin st. railway crossing hero
early this murning. It is supposed he
fell between the carB of a freight train
going east. One arm and the head
were almost severed from the body.
Montreal, Sept. 0.—It is announced today that the Canadian sugar refinery has reduced the price of
granulated sugar ono quarter of a cent
per pound. It now sells at 8$ conto
and for 15 barrels and over 8§ cents.
Montreal, Sept. G.~-Mr. Juslico
Siootte, who has been ailing some
months, died at St. Hyacinthe yesterday.
Toiionto, Sept. 6.— Rev. Dr. Sutherland, who has reoently returned
from Japan, wiih tendered a reception
last evening by tliu l-tpresen-ativin of
lb" thiid parly uioveiiiei.t, nf wluclj lie
is a lcadiug member.
Ottawa, Kept, (i.—Tho shooting at
Rideau range closed today. The
Wimbledon team consists of corporal
Norris of the 13th, Sergeant Loggie of
the Newfoundland battalion, Sergeant
Hall of the 79th, Private Burns .,f the
3rd Victorias, Staff-Sewcant Mitchell
of the 90th of Winnipeg, Private
Hutchison of tho 43rd, Staff-Sergeant
Mitchell of the royal grenadiers, Lieutenant Desbart of the 3rd Victorias,
Lieutenant Hoper of the82nd, Sergeaut
Goodwin of the 13th, Captain Zealand
of the 1-ltii, Captain Roes of the
13th, Private Simpson of tho royal
grenadiers, Sergeant Mitchell of the
13th, Captain Sliver of the 63nd, Color-
Sergeant Henderson of the 62nd, Private Wingate of the 45th, Private
Blair of the 78th, Lieutenant Horn of
the 14th, and Sergeant Horsey of the
Paris, Sept. 6.—It is announced
the receipts from the Eiffel towor since
the opening of the exposition has beeu
four million francs.
Antwerp, Sept. 6.—A large quantity of dynamite exploded in n cartridge factory hero to-day, totally demolishing the building in which explosives were kept and killing 200 men,
according to a late estimate, and injuring about 500 mure. The factory was
located in the vicinity of the Bourse,
which at the time of the explosion
was crowded. The burning portions
of the factory were hurled against the
Bourse, setting it on fire and creating
a panic among the members, several of
whom were injured. The factory was
situated immediately buck of the
docks, upon which millions of cartridges were being unloaded, and
large petroleum stores stood adjacent to the factory. These were
Bet on fire by burning fragments,
and are now burning fiercely and the
city is enveloped in smoke. Fortunately, the cartridges on the docks were
not affected by the explosion. 80,000
barrels of petroleum nre burning. The
majority of tho victims are workmen, but the number injured includes
several soldiers. The damage to property will reach many millions. The
lire is still burning fiercely and tho
best the firemen hope for is to extinguish it in twenty-four hours. The heat
from the burning masses of petroleum
is intense aud it is impossible to approach within 100 hundred yards. Several vessels have been burned at the
docks and others were only saved
through the promptest action of oflicers
in towing them out of danger, The
fire is not now spreading and it is hoped
if the wind does not rise during the
night that the flames can be confined
to their present limits. A strong west
wind would, however, set the whole
city in a blaze. The explosion occurred in a workshop where a large number old cartridges had been takon to
pieces. Many men and women wore
employed in this shop and they were
actively engaged in breaking up old
cartridges. There wero fully 26,000,-
000 of them in and about the premises,
part of them already broken up. The
flames covered two acres of ground and
rose to an immense height. Amidst
tho fierco roar of tho flames were heard
from timo to timo loud reports of explosions to which there seemed to bo no
end. Tho explosions aro supposod to
be packages of cartridges stored in
buildings which seemed to remain intact
until hot tongues of flames wore actually
upon them. Shipping at African docks
and at American docks is in serious
danger, nnd all facilities for removing
vesBols from the immediate vioinity of
tlie cun'flufcuraiiuii uro being pressed
into servico.
Antwerp, Sopt. 7.—Thus far the
efforts of the firemen, assisted by the
militia and populace, to subdue the
flames have been unsuccessful, and the
fire is still raging fiercely. The docks
and shipping have not been touched
by tho flames, the direction of tho
wind having beon continuously toward
the town. Since the explosion, a
judicial inquiry into the origin of tho
explosion has boen ordered, Tho
soono is a sickening one. The dead
will exceed 250 and the injured 1200.
Must mako lt known tothe Secretary
At an Early Date.
dwilll20ml aBOBBTAEX.
TOYS, Etc., Etc
N. B.— Doherty Organs sold at
50 per eent. off list prices, for cash.
Columbia St, New Westminster.
Land i IsvesisBiii Ageacj
15 Serjeant's Inn, Fleet Street,
Tho Dominion labor congress at
Montreal passed a resolution on Wednesday Unit tlio system of subsidizing
railways by land and money grants is
detrimental to the interests of the
country and tho congress requests the
govornmont to discontinue said practice.
The Business of ALLSOP A- MASON hat
been merged in the above Company and
will bo carried on by the Company from
this date ns a general Land Investment
nnd Insurance Agency.
MONEY TO LOAN on MnrtBOge m. Low
Rales. Town Lots null Farming Lund*
tor Sale on easy terms.
Victoria, B. C, May 10th, 1887. dwjlyS
British Columbia
Tho Annual Exhibition of the
Britisli Columbia Aericult'l Associatioa
Queens Park
Inthe Cily or
OCTOBER 2ND, 3RD & 4TH, '81
$7000 - $7000
For  Exhibition   and   Sports.
In connection with this Exhibition will
bo the opening of Queen's Park nnd an
extensive programme of SPORTS and
Ac., under (lirertion of Hip Ptl.izens' Committeo.
All entries (or thf Exhibition must be
made with the Secretary before noon om
TUESDAY, October IM.
All Stock and otber exhibits frnm south
of the river will be carried across on tbe
steam ferry, free of tuJARGB, and drays
will be found at railway stations and
wharves to convey exhibits, free, to the
Specinl Iteiluccil Bnlf h wilt be given on
all railways and steamers to persons and
exhibits coming lo the Exhibition.
As Hts expected the attendance at this
Exhibition will bo very large, the Direct
tors hope to see an exhibition worthy of
tho resources of tho province.
Further Information maybo had from
the prize Hats [which will bo sent free on
application], or from the secretary,
i. r. ?mm%
NEW WiiSTMissri-x, An?. 23,18SH. •VOLUME 34.
NO. 37.
Lidy Lansdowne is devoting herself to currying out Lady Duflei'in's
scbenie for supplying medical aid to
the/native women of India.
It is believed that the new Irish
University bill foreshadowed by Mr.
Balfour will provide for a special
charter and a separate endownrnent
for a Catholic university, completely
independent of existing institutions.
The government's concession on this
point is likely to strain the relations
between the Parnellites and thu
In a recent sermon a Western
anti-tobacco clergyman put the matter in this way :—"It is well understood, niv brethren, that we shall
continue to do in the next world
what we most enjoy doing in this
world. Therefore those who smoke
in this world will smoke in the world
to comu, yen, they will smoke with
tbe fire thut quencheth not." This
is an original us well as startling
exegesis, remarks an exchange.
An-interesting innovation in the
method of catching cod has just
been made the by French fishermen
coasting off Newfoundland. They
catch large periwinkles, remove the
shells, and use the creatures for bait.
The o-id, it is said, have bitten eagerly at the uew bait, and the owners
of the French vessels have caught
fish to fust that they were able to
sail foi' Franco in the first week of
-July instead of October us usual.
In England the whelk has long
been used for the same purpose.
Sunset glows, similar to those
which were after the Krakato eruption of 1883, have recently been
noted in New York State, and also
in the Sandwich Islands, At the
satnu time remarkable conditions
have manifested themselves on one
portion of the surface of the sun,
whicli appears to be the centre of
something like volcanic activity.
The glows of 18S3and 1884 have
been attributed to volcanic dust
arising from the Krakatoa explosion. Perhaps those of last month
are due to an eruption on the sun.
Says the Mail: The triple alliance
between Germany, Austrian-Hungary, «nd Italy has virtually became
a quadruple one, Great Britain having announced her friendliness to it,
'BcS formally declared that she finds
iin it it guarantee of European peace.
sEusssia and France, therefore, are
the unity two great powers at present
free io create a disturbance, But
even if an alliance between them for
-mischievous purposes were possible
rttey would scarcely dare to face tbe
extraordinary military and naval
combination which now controls the
i situation.
The following has more than a
local application : "Speaking about
judges," remarked an attorney,
"Judge Garry is the man that understands, his business. They were securing a jury in his court the other
day, and all the lawyers were talking at once. Judge Garry sat back
in his chair and let 'em rattle on,
when suddenly an old German got
up in the jury-box and said: 'Shudge,
I vimt ter go home.' 'You can't;
you're on the jury.' 'Veil, I don't
vant ter shtop onderjury. I under-
■stund not vhut der lawyers say.'
Well, nobody else does. Sit down,
you are tlie right kind of a juryman."
A few days ago, says an exchange,
it was impossible to find a Protestant
minister in Waterbury, Conn., a city
of 30,000 inhabitants, to perform a
marriage ceremony. S. II. Piatt, of
that eity, whom we tako to be the
Kev. S. H. Plutt, now engaged in
the practice of medieine, is oiit
in a card, in which he asks :
"Would it not be well to so arrange
vacations that there should be one
minister, at least, constantly in a
city of this size J" No other profession or public function is so misused
as tliat of the ministry. The physician who would go away without
making arnngements for his patients
would not long retain a practice."
It is reported from Milan that the
Baroness Gautoni, a young lady of
nineteen, celebrated for her beauty
as well as for her startling originality, lias announced her intention of
' undertaking a journey into the interior df Africa. She will be accompanied by a relative, an elderly lady
belonging to the Austrian aristocracy
and attenfl"d by several male and
feiuale i ■ aits. An officer in the
Italian ii.uy lias undertaken to lead
tho expedition, and is already busily
engaged in making arrangements.
.The party will set nut on November
-1, and their tour will last a year.
After a call nt Aden, Musowah will
•bo visited, and thenoe the Baroness
with her followers will penetrate into tin: interior of the continent.
Mr. Abram S. Hewitt, ex-Mayor
61 New York, was interviewed the
other day, on his return from Europe, on tho suliject of the proposed
"World's Fair in 1892. He appeared
to be anything but favourably impressed with the scheme, and ridiculed the ido of asking foreign nations to exhibit their goods in tho
United States at a time when the
country has a trade policy designed
i+n h*m f-flr&iim  ni-oducts out of   it. ;
"If we invit,, foreign notions „j juiu
in the exhibition," he said,_ "we
ought not to legislate to exclude
their goods. If we do they won't
come." Mr. Hewitt's idea was that
the exhibition should be an American display—one designed to show
the progress of the three Americas.
Heavy Loss of Lumber.
The steamer Rustler, Captain Le-
Blanc, arrived from the north at 3
o'olock yesterday moriiiuu, says the
Nanaimo Free Press of Wednesday
last. Mr. LeBlanc reports heavy
winds and gales up north, which hive
caused considerable damages to the
loggers. At Leatherdale's camp, on
the arrival of the Bustler, it was
found that the boom had been broken,
and that ovor 000,000 feet of lumber
was loose. Tho steamer was ongagud
several days iu towing it baok, and
was fortunate enough to recover nenrly all of it. The next day Blaney's
camp on Reid Island was reached, and
here a worse stato of affairs existed, as
a boom of 800,000 feet had also broken
loose. After four days work the
Rustler succceeded in securing about
500,000 feet. The balance will be a
total loss.
A 1'nliillal Hotel.
Mr. E. M. Johnson is forming a
joint stock company in .Victoria for
the purpose of constructing a first-class
hotel, to be situated on Government
streot near James bay bridgo. The
structure will be four or five stories in
height, and will contain a magnificent
reception hall, spacious dining room,
etc. It is also proposod to have the
building fifed with elevator, electric
lights, telophone, etc. It will contain
hot ond cold, fresh ond salt water
baths, besides every convenience to be
fouud in the best modern hotels. Tho
probablo cost will be about 8250,000,
and many of Victoria's lending men
havo already joined us promoters of
the undertaking. The promoters confidently hope to have tho building not
only completed, but open for tho accommodation of the publio before tho
tourist season of 1890.—Colonist.
Ilrlllsli Columbia Schools.
They seem to get along very well
without separate schools in British
Columbia—so well, indeed, that the
suggestion that any politician favour
the establishment of such schools is regarded as a tremendous libel. Ono of
the local ministers, Mr. Robson, says
"he would not sit for twenty-four
hours in a cabinet, one of whose members contemplated the destruction of
our present splendid system and tho
raising up of separate schools in its
place." And another minister, Mr.
Davie, asserts that, though a Roman
Catholic, ho is wedded to the national
and unsoetarian school system, and
would not lift a finger against it.
While this is the condition of things
on tho coast those who oppose separate
schools in Manitoba can accept the accusation that they are fanatics, "Jlah-
dis," and so on, with perfect equanimity.—Mat'!.
A Fine Tuff.
The Times gives a description of tho
fine now tug being built at Victoria for
Mr. Alox. Ewen of this city. Sho will
be used when completed for work in
connection with the cannories and for
toning, and from all present appear*
ances she will be a very suitable boat
for the businoss. Her frames aro of
steel, with strong stoel diagonal braces,
three water-tight bulkheads, and steel
deck. Over the frames is bolted two-
inch planking, and the stoel deck will
also be covered with wood, forming
what is known ns the "composite" typo
of hull. The dimensions nf the boat
are 05 feet length, 13 feet 0 inches
beam, and 0 feet 9 inches depth of
hold. Her model is a fine one, and she
will evidently be a very fust boat.
The engines are of the triple-expansion
type, built by Ross Ss Duncan, Govan,
Scotland, and nre extra fino specimens of marine work. The vylindets
are of 8, 13 and 21 inches diameter respectively, with a stroke of 12 inches
common to all. Tho condenser forms
tin' buck frame, while the front is
turnod steel columns, making a very
neat appearance, besides being handy,
it leaving the valve gear, etc., all clear,
The valve goar is of the type known
as Bromine's, being the only engine an
fitted on tho coast. It differs (rom the
ordinary valve gear materially, as there
is but ono eccentric, but by nn innoni-
ous arrangement of links and rockshaf t.
the motion of the valve6 can bo reversed
and thereby the engine, very easily.
Tho boiler is of stoel, fitted with two
furnaces and soventy-two tubes, which
will give amplo heating surface to gen-
orate a good supply of steam at a pressure of 155 pounds to the squaro inch.
Donkey and hand pumps are also in
their places. The propeller, which is
phosphor bronze, haB n diametor of six
fait and a pitch of ten feet, and should,
when turned up to 150 revolutions per
minute givo the bost n speed of nt least
twelve knots, which is a good rato for
a small craft. A new feature of the
propeller is n lip on tho end of thu
blades wliich will prevent the water
from boing thrown out from thowhool,
but rather driving it direct astern, producing the greatest efficiency. Taken
altogether, the vessel will be one of
the most completo littlo craft on tho
coast. She will probably be ready for
work in about sis weeks, nnd will be n
good addition to the growing licet of
steamers in these waters.
The Toronto Mail editorially condemns the opinion of the English law
officers on the Jesuit estate bill, suy-
ing that it was only one of expediency,
and that tho decisions of imperial officers are always against Canada.
Children Cryfor
A l-cn rinliire of Ihls Excellent Establishment. Its flood Work and Us
Homo Comforts, sisterly Cnro and Curc-
hll  Medical Al tendance for the
Sick and Anticlcd.
Even the exterior of St. Mary's hospital speaks of solid comfort, cleanliness and order. Upon entering tho
vestibule, the correctness of such suppositions is made immediately manifest. Everything from floor to ceiling
is scrupulously clean and has all tho
neatness and regularity, without the
severity, of a well kept military establishment. On the left, on entering,
is the reception room, a comfortable
littlo apartment wherein the stranger
awaits tho guod sister who is to act ob
Mentor and guide through the great
building. Directly across the hall,
from tho reception room is the dispensary, whero cull bo seen row
upon row of gold-labelled bottles, containing everything iu the line of medicine required for the benefit of tho
patients. The sisters themsolvos prepare the prescriptions uud minister
professionally to tho wants of .their
charges, and it may bo noted as a curious fact that not the slightest odor of
drugs can be detected—something that
very few first class drug stores can
boast of, for in them there is generally a suspicion of aeufcetida, a hint uf
ipecac, and a suggestion of sulphuretted hydrogen—but l>ure, tho olfactory
nerves suffer no unseemly shock; the
nir is as puro iu this room, and, indeed, throughout lhe building, as that
which iB blowing freely outside the
windows. At right angles to the entrance hall ia tlio groat corridor which
runs the entire length of tho edifice.
Upon this corridor open all the oflicos
necessary for carrying on the work of
the establishment. The sisters' apartments occupy a central position; and
that department, perhaps tho moot
important of all, tho kitchen, iB in the
rear of the building and is fitted with
a range capable ot wonderful triumphs
of cookery under the deft hands of the
good sisters. As in ull the other
rooms, the kitchen is as clean and orderly as it is possible to make it. Crossing the yard, the wnsh hoUBe comes
under the visitor's notice. Evon
iu tho humble wash tub tho glorious
march of modern improvement is noted; all the washing tubs are fitted
with steam pipes and by turning on
the taps the water can be made to boil
furiously in the very short space of
three minutes. Of course the laundry
work of an hospital has to be protty
well executed for various significant reasons, and thero can bo no doubt that
with such improved appliances this
branch of work at St. Mary's hospital
is done in a thoroughly satisfactory
manner. Tho engine liouse is next
visited; tho engine is used for a variety of purposes, principally, however,
for pumping water, supplying stoum to
the wash house and heating the hospital in tho cold season. At the far
end of the yard is the Indian hospital
in which were four patients, two Indians and two Japanese. Upstairs is
tho women's ward. The Indian seotion is just ns comfortable, neat and
clean as the main building and tho
patients receive exactly the same attention and care as the others. The
Indian hospital is never without occupants. The good sister informed
The Colvmuiam representative that
tho quantity of fuel consumed by the
hospital was enormous; 80 cords of
wood and a very heavy item of coal
scarcely sufficing, annually.
Returning again to tho hospital tho
reporter was conducted upstairs to the
second floor, which is occupied solely
by male patients; one large section
being set apart us the common ward,
in which a number of patients wero
found. On tho other side of tho corridor are tho private rooms, for which
aro charged 82 per day, which covers
everything—medical attendance, medi-
cino, food and the usual attention.
These rooms are most comfortably furnished, well lighted and ventilated,
and havo all the charm of home. In
tho surgery, at tho western end of tho
hall, nothing is lacking to the hand of
the practitioner. Each drawer in the
large bureau is plainly labelled with a
description of contents, whilo the light
is admirably suited for tho performance of tlie most delicate operations.
On tlie third lloor are the ladies' rooms
and ward, all elegantly furnished and
comfortable t ■ u fault. Thero woro
several lndy patients both in tho
rooms and iu the ward. A vury pleasant feature of tlio building iB the accommodation iill'orded by ihe spacious
verandahs, which can bo entered from
lho corridors and upon which the
patients can enjoy to ihe utmost thoir
sun-bath and level in ihu delightful
eastern prospeut of tho great, Fruser
nnd tho dark mountain battlements
beyond Pit t Lako, with all tho pleasant
foreground of woods and farms
and suburban villas with thoir
beautiful gardens. To the west the
Fraser delta, with hero and tlioro n
glimpse of the golf, tho Vancouver
Island hills, uud nearer, thu city,
make up a picturo woll titled to nive a
now leasi of lifo to tho poor invalid.
There are at present twenty-seven patients at tho hospital, all, it is a pleasure to stnto, in a stato of convalescence. The fever ward contains thruo
cases well on tbo way to recovery.
Tho cases uro nearly all surgical ones,
and some very difficult operations havo
lately been performed, and with the
happiest results.
Since the opening cf tho hospital,
somo three yoars ago, 486 patients have
beon received. Tho chapol at the
west end uf tho building is beautifully
fitted up and lias quite a largo seating
capacity. The hospital is open to all
Boris and conditions of humanity, no
matter of what creed, color, church or
profession, and nil receivo tbe same
kind, solicitous attention and the best
medical advii'i- and  assistance.   Tho
cuisine is of a description to tempt the
feeblest appetite and satisfy tho doBires
of the moat fastidious invalid. Those
repulsivu conconiit ints of many eastorn
hospitals, stuffiness of atmosphere,
strong, disagreeable smells, noiso, clatter and carelessness, are horo, in St.
Mary's Hospital, very conspicuous by
their absence. The hospital is fitted
throughout with overy modern invention conducive to comfort and convenience: it is hooted by steam and
lighted by gas and lias a system of ventilation dictated by a knowledge of tho
highest principles of hygiene. With a
cordial invitation from the good sister
to call again to see any interesting
cases, the reporter bowed himself out,
feeling very much impressed wilh nil
ho had seen and heard and woll pleased
to think that the royal city possesses
such a haven of refuge for the sick and
helpless stranger as well ns for hor own
citizens, ill this splendid institution.
St. Mary's Hospital ia tho proporty
of the sisters of charity, and is of
course, managed and controlled by
thom. Dr. C. J. Fngnn, B. A., M. B.,
is the attending physician nnd surgeon,
nnd he is assisted, when occasion requires, by the best medical advico in
tho city. Ho holds tho medical and
surgical degrees of the Dublin University and Rotunda hospital, and has
the highest testimonials from thu most
eminent physicians and surgeons in
Pitcher's Castoria.
The schoouer Viva, owned by
Messrs. Came & Mnnsio, was towed
into the harbor this morning. The
Viva, which is commanded by Onpt.
Baker, kept up her big record of
former years and is high line for the
season so fnr as roported. From Mr.
Win, Pnnie, who with one or two
others of tho crow left the schooner in
the straits and rowed in to the city
early this morning, it was learned
that the Viva had 2180 Bkins on board,
making her total catch for the season
3041. The Viva arrived in Behring
Sea on the 2nd of J uly and found the
seals fairly plentiful though not more
than ordinarily so. During the hunt
in Behring Sea tho U.S. cutter was
not encountered. Oue evening thoy
sighted smoke on the horizon, which
it was supposed was the Rush, but
that night the Viva shifted her quarters and no further sign of the piratical Bhip was seen. The Viva carried a
crow of 22, of whom six were experienced hunters who can bo relied
on to raise the shoal if they ure anywhere around. Tho Mary Ellen was
spoken ten days before the Viva left
the sea with 1(100 skins on board. The
large catch of the Viva is a fair indication of what might have boen so-
cured by Messrs. Carne, Munsie and
Bechtel's other schooner, tho Pathfinder, had sho not beon seized by the
U.S. cutter, Tho Pathfinder was
sealing in tho same part of the sea as
the Viva and had soveral more skins
than the latter on the 19th of July.
Mr. Charles Spring camo home yesterduy from Cape Beale, having made
a trip out there in hiB little schooner
yacht, tho Dauntless, for the purposo
of investigating the truth of the report
thnt the schoouer Theresa had gone on
the rocks. No ono nt Capo Boale
could be found who had seen anything
of the sealer, and thero was no evidenco to be found of nny schooner
having come to grief. No confirmation of the report was obtainable, and
it is to be safely prosumed lhat it
looked foundation.—Friday's Colonist.
The fifteenth annual exhibition of
the Portngo and Lakeside electoral
divisions agricultural society, will be
held at Portage la Prairie, on October
2nd and 3rd. $1,500 will bo given in
prizes, nnd the managers will endeavor
to mako this the best exhibition in
Manitoba this year. Portage should
got up a good show, and with a little
extra effort this yenr, the exhibition
will bo a success.—Commercial.
ln a few weeka' timo, it is aaid, the
Victoria Tribune, a weekly publication
to bo issued evory Sunday morning,
will mako its appearance in the capital
city, Tho now weekly will be on 8-pago,
containing tho general news of tho
week, society doings, real estato and
sporting transactions for tlie woek. A
specialty will also be made of interesting descriptive articles, and reminiscences of pioneer days.
The Calgary Trillium is greatly incensed at tho action of the town council in refusing to allow thu establishment of n rival electric light system,
by refusing permission to erect poles
on the streets. Tho projectors of the
new system offer ratea 50 per cent,
lowor than tho priceB of the syatem in
use.   The Tribune hints at a job.
Mkssks. U. C. RioiIMiDs & Co.
Gents,—I have used MINARD'S LINIMENT successfully in a serious ease of
croup in my family. In fact I consider
it a remedy no house should he without.
Cape Island.
So Sav Au,.-That MINARD S LINI-
MENT is tho standard liniment of tho
day, as it does just what it is represented
to do.
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UNION liOPGH No, 9* A. F.
At A* M.—The rogular meetings of thin Lodgo are held ln
, , , the Masonic Temple on the first
Wednesday In each month, at 7:80 o'olock
p.m. Sojourning brethren aro cordially
mvitod to attend.-W. O. Coatham, Soc.
Cheap Cooking Stoves & Ranges!
Water & Wis Sis,, Vum-m.        Columbia. St„ far Westminster
._     i .ii -iMiQlEt   TO'~i: ■■■.:".'
Whom we have appointed our sole agent for our celebrated
Stoves in that district. Mr. Mellard will supply our Stoves at
New Westminster prices. dwnoiyi
Misses fc Children's
And Where to Get the Newest Styles, Where to Get the Best
Quality, and Where to Buy Them at the Lowest Prices.
83^" REMEMBER, my stock of fine Boots and Shoes, in the
newest styles, is larger this season than any dealer's in the Province.
To buy at Low Prices, to see the Greatest Variety, to get New
Goods (not old shop-keepers), go to
31  Coluai-oia Street.
H. T. READ & OO.
Constantly on Hnnd un Extensive Stock of
Ory Goods, groceries,   Boots «& Hlsocs, Hats & Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, «&<■.
M ia i*;r ass    «&c    rao-arsS'    £5 tt x ■a* js.
Great Variety of Household Artiolea.   Also,
fi. B.—Farm Produce bought at Market rates or suld on conmilNslou.  va-Orders
from the Intorlor promptly attended lo. dwJeSte
For First-class Family Groceries and Provisions, go to
Columbia Street.
New Goods arriving all the time. A nice lot of CHRISTIE S
CRACKERS & BISCUITS just to hand. New SYRUPS, MOLASSES, etc., etc.   Call and get prices. dwtc
Groceries and Provisions
ME* MS MSI WM 9    «&.' «C3 •
Coffees Roasted and Ground on the Promises.   Fino Tens a Specialty.
weekW mri&ii coLUmm, mffl Westminster, b. c, September h,
Ho. si.
Il«g to 1-sy lip.
A Chinese peddler arrivod from
Victoria a few days ago with a large
atook of small wares, which he immediately commenced selling from
house to house in the upper portion of
the city. The unfortunate Celestial
had the temerity to call upon Mrs.
Pearce, and the result was that tho
chief was mi his track within a few
hours. The wily Celestial was not
bo easily caught, however, and it took
Ohief Pearce just throe days to locate
him. When asked to hand over his
lieense fee Hoi Ping refused, and it
was not till he had rested in the cooler
for an hour that he consented to hand
over $10, the cost of a poddler's license
for one week. The chief is determined that if peddlers insist on selling
their wares within the oity limits, they
will have to pay the full extent uf the
license fee in order te do business.
LMe Cnna-Unn News.
Growing; lliaiitirull) Less.
A Washington dispatch snys: In
commenting on the status of the
Chineso in British Columbia, Colonol
Stevens, of Victoria, in his report to
the department, Bays: The number of
this raoe, formerly so great in this province, at one time estimated at 1!),000
or 20,000, has largely decroased, at
present the Chinese population, as
given from nn official quurter, being
8,000. Nearly one-half of them, I
think, are in this city. Their immigration hither has practically ceased.
During 1888 and the last two months
of 1887, 637 arrived at Vanoouver on
Orient stoamers, and probnbly two-
thirds of them held United States customs return certificates and entered
the United States mostly at San Francisco during that period. According to
the customs of this city, 040 arrived
in small numbers from various ports.
There have been no arrivals at any
port in the province direct from China,
savo those recorded above. Although
the business of Chinese firms hns, except in opium, greatly decreased there
according to the directory for 1888,
still there are some twenty firms givon.
Of the laboring class mnny find periodical work in the salmon canneries on
the mainland, nt the lumber mills, at
gardening, eto. Some 400 or BOO find
employment as domestics. Some of
them lind their wny illegally into the
United States from time tu time, but
not in any considerable numbers.
From the North.
The steamer Boscowitz arrived from
Fort Simpson and way ports nt 7
o'clock yesterday morning with 6,500
eases and 75 barrels of salmon. About
100 Chinese nnd n number of white
fishermen came down in the steerage.
The cargo of salmon is almost all for
export, and will be discharged direct
into the J. H. Huutede, Titanin nnd
Doris Brodersen. From the Northern
Paciiic Packing Oompany 3,000 cases
were brought down; nnd an equal
number from Wannuck. The balance
of the enrgo wns in small lots. Un
the down trip almost continuous rniny
wenther was met with. The steamers
Oeo. W. Elder and Sardonyx were
passed, both bound north. The
Luuise was also heard from, close be
hind. While the Boscowitz was at
the Wannuck, a big row ocourred be-
tween a number of sailors nnd a party
of Chinamen working at the cannery.
From blows, the combatnnls came to
the use of sticks, nnd from sticks to
knives. During the melee, a raid was
mnde on the galley of the steamer,
.and the oleavers wore token possession
of. One particular Ohinaman during
the light climbed the mast for safety
and hung on, while his pursuers stood
on deck looking up liko dogs watching
a cat up a tree. The tight wns linnlly
brought to an end before any lives
were lost, although one Ohinaman
was badly hurt. After landing her
passengers and mails yesterday morn
ing, the Boscowitz proceeded to Esqui
malt, where she remained all day dis
charging salmon into the German barque J. H. Hustede.—Oolonisf Sept. 4.
The Standard.
The evoning Standard hns suspended publication. On Snturdny last,
after the regulnr issue of tho pspor,
the employees wero notified that their
services wuuld not bo required on
Monday, as no further issue of the
paper would lio made under the old
mnnngement. The demise of our evening cotempurni-y line been expected for
somo time, und consequently the announcement of its death will not take
the public by surprise. It hns had as
an evening publication, a short but
useful enreer. It changed from a
morning tu an evening paper about a
year ago fur tliu purpose of opposing
the Times politically ns well as commercially, though it nevor succeeded
in winning tho. coutideiiou of tho pub-
lio, or in affecting in the slighest degree the standing nud influence of this
paper. That it was a foolish mider-
taiiing tin! stockholders who have lost
all the money lliey put into tho enter-
prise will now bo prepared to admit,
and d Hie lesion has been woll learnt
the life and death of tho evoning Standard will not hnvo been in vain. It
is not our intention to say, "we told
you so," or oven to point a moral"
for tho benefit of thoso well meaning
but ill-ndvised persons, found in every
oommunity, who think it is only neccs-
Bnry to start a papor to moot with financial suoooss. There will be others,
perhaps, just ns eager to own a papor
who will try the experiment again,
and it is no liusi liens of ours to detor
thom. But It must be apparent tu tho
reading and advertising publio that
tho field for two .evening papers is too
limited to permit of both being successful, nnd thnt it is only a question
of tho ultimate survival of the fittest.
Children Cryfor
The corner stone of the Jewish Synagogue was laid at Winnipeg Tuesday
with Masonic honors.
J. Gordon Brown, registrar nf the
surrogate oourt of York, formerly editor of tho Toronto G'oiie is en route to
the coast on a pleasure trip.
Harry McGregor, one of the most
popular members of the Winnipeg lacrosse team, left Winnipeg on Tuesday
for Vancouver to reside there per-
Hon. Oliver Mowat, accompanied
by Mrs. Mowat, arrived at Toronto
from England on Tuesdny night last.
Tho premier's henlth wns muoh benefited by the trip. He visited Scotlnnd
nnd WnleB, nnd was particularly delighted with the latter country.
Further remains of the mammoth
found in Amnrunth township, Grey
county, Ont., have been discovered.
They include a piece of the backbone
iifleen inohes across, and a tusk weighing JOi pouudB. Nine mon are now
nt work unearthing the remains.
Regarding the twelve million bushels
of wheat for export from Manitoba and
the Northwest, a prominent official of
the 0. P. R. said the other day: "We
are in splondid position this year to
handle the crop. We have a hundred
locomotives and six thousand more
freight cars than we had in the fall of
1887, when blockades were reported."
Late Despatches.
Boston, Sept. 3.—A Greenwood,
Miss., speoial to Ihe Herald dated yesterday snys: "Captain Bssott, the
sheriff of the county has juat returned
from Winter eity and he reports that
only five negroes wero killed in the
riots on Saturday night. The white
men are still in possession of the placo
and have a gang of negroes, including
Cromwell, the leader, and his lieutenant, T. Alton, surrounded. The sheriff
snys that the troops whioh were ordered to the scene by Governor Lowry
hnve returned to Jnckson. They found
the white men had control nnd immediately returned home. The riot in
which tho five negroes were killed occurred before the arrival of the troops.
Sheriff Basett is of the opinion that
the trouble is not over  by any means,
Buffalo, N. Y , Sept. 3.—Buffalo's
great international fair was opened for
its second season this morning. The
exhibition greatly excels that of last
year in every respeot. The art gallery contains some of the finest handiwork of the great painters, and the
museums present a wonderful collection. The live stock show is said to be
the finest ever seen in the country, there
being over 2,000 sheep alone, and the
machinery display iB simply grand.
The tobacco exhibit is as complete as
it is possible to make it. ln an immense tank is to be seen in operation
the models of the inventions which
are claimed 10 bo able to solve the problem of harnessing the Niagara river.
A newspaper is published and a post
office and a branch National bank are
in operation on the ground. One exhibit that attracts a great deal of attention, is that of the Northern Paoifio Railwny Compnny, whioh shows
the produce nlong its line, of grains,
woods, metals, etc.
Pittsburo, Pa., Sopt. 3.—The wage
committee representing the window
glass innnufnetures and workers met in
conference to-day. The demands of
the workmen were discussed at length.
The manufacturers offered to pay last
year's prices, but the workors would
not aooept and the conference adjourned without result. L. A. 300 of the
Knights of Labor will to-night declare
a strike by which 7,000 men will be
affected. It is stated that seven firms
have asked for copies of the workers'
new scale and are now considering its
provisions. The workers do not anticipate that the strike will last long,
The manufacturers say they will import their glass from Belgium and
France before they will pay the wages
London, Sept. 4.—The Maybriok
committee has decided to obtain counsel's opinion as to the best method,
whether by habeas corpus or in any
other way, of annulling the home secretary's decision on the ense of Mrs.
Maybrick, in order to quash tho verdict nnd liberuto the prisoner. Subscriptions to this end are sought.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 4.—Farther
details havo beeu received here of the
accident whicli befell tho railway train
oil whioh the Shah of Persia was travelling through Russia, homeward
bound. It seems thut a portion of an
embankment over which the train was
passing suddenly gave away, and seven
conches, including tho one in which
the Shah wns stinted, were hurled from
the mils nnd precipitated to iho foot of
tlio embankment, The Shah displayed
great presence of mind, .ludt boforo
his carriago rolled over on its sido ho
jumped from the window and fell into
the ite-'p mud, whence he wns dragged
hy the trainmen.
Montreal, Sept. 4.—Premier Mercier, iu nn interview, snid he lookod on
the proposal to abolish thu French aB
the official language in Manitoba na
unfair and unjust. Ho said the Jesuit*'
esintes compensation money would bo
paid ovor early ill November, and that
interest 011 860,000 to Protestnnta
would be paid over at the same time,
provided thu Protestnnt oommittee ot
the council of public instruction intimates its ticcoptunco of the money.
Ottawa, Sept. 4.—The wenther was
only fair for tho shooting at the Dominion Rifle Association meeting today. There were nenrly 350 competitors in tho Dominion of Canndn matoh.
Pitcher's Castoria.
Sergeant Sorbin, of tho G3rd,, was first, -
with 89 paints; Lieutenant Oourtice,
of the 33rd, was second, with 88
points. Tho 62nd' Fusiliers, of St.
John, N.B., won the first team prize.
The Army nnd Nnvy teams are meeting with very little success.
Hon. C. H. Tupper, the minister of
marine, denies that he received a despatch from Colonel Prior respecting
the extent of jurisdiction originally
conceded to Russia in Behring Sea.
It is reported that William McGirr,
private secretary to Mr. Dewdney,
superintendent-general of Indian affairs, ia to be made chief Indian agent
for British Columbia. This position is
worth ubout $3,600 a yenr, and was
until reoently filled by Dr. Powell,
brother of the adjutant-general of
Montreal, Sept. 4.—The funeral
rites of the lnte Father Bousselot, at
Notre Dame, yesterday, was attended
by two hundred priests and eight
thousand people, including many members ui parliament nnd distinguished
Port Hora, Sept. 4.—Sir Sohn A.
Macdonald and Sir A. P. Caron unveiled the beautiful statue ot the late
Col. Williams hero this morning. Appropriate speeches were made in memory of the heroes of the rebellion. The
premier this afternoon formally opened
the exhibition.
San Francisco, Sept. 4.—The Examiner this morning, referring odi-
torinlly to the seized seniors which have
escaped to Viotoria, says: "Until their
cases nro ndjusted nil vessels ordered
to Sitka by the Gush nre in tho custody of ihe United States. They may
he seized wherever seen on the seas or
in American waters, whether sealing
or not. If they try to venture up to
Behring Sea again they will be tnken,
as a matter of course, whatever their
business there may be, and if they try
to trade to American ports their skippers will be relieved of the command
by tho first custom house officer that
steps on board. Under the circumstances there seems to be nothing for
them to do but lie up and rot in Victoria harbor, or coast along the
channels by Vancouver Island.
FAMILY quarrels.
San Francisco, Sept. 4.— Miohael
Tobin, a carpenter, stabbed his brother-
in-law, Edward Wall, a foreman, in
the abdomen, early this morning, and
it is believed, fatally wounded him.
The men, who were intoxicated at the
time, quarrelled over some family
affair.   Tobin wns arrested.
New York, Sept. 5.—John Sehla-
pfer, who has just returned to his
homo in Union Hill, N. J., from a
mad house, Inst night murdered hia
brother Jaeob and suicided by shooting, lt is Baid that religious excitement while in San Franoisoo, coupled
with unsuccessful business ventures
there, overthrew his reason.
' Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 5.—A case
which in many respects resembles that
of Mrs. Maybriok s was ended to-day
by the full and unconditional pardon
of Mrs. Henrietta Cook, of Osborne
county, Kansas, by Governor Hum
phreys, after Bhe had been confined in
state penitentiary for over thirteen
years, with the death sentence constantly hanging over her. Mrs. Cook's
husband died suddenly in 1866, shortly
after she had procured stryohine from
a neighbor, and as the examination of
the dead man's stomach revealed the
poison, sho was arrested, convicted
and sentenced to prison until the governor should order her. execution. It
hns recently becomo known that Cook
used Btrychnino for heart troubles, and
this haB rcsultod in her pardon.
Gbanton, N. J., Sept. 5.—Two
heavy freight trains on tho West Shore
Railway collided during a fog early
this morning, between here nnd Little
Ferry, N. J. Both trains woro completely wrecked, and the cars nnd the
contents scattered all over the track.
The engineer and fireman of one train
wore killed.
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To provide for the Dyking and Draining parts of the Corporation of the District of Surrey.
WHEREAS a majority in number of the owners as shewn by the last revised
assessment roll of the property hereinafter set forth to be benefited by the
dyking and drainage have petitioned the Council of the aaid District of Surrey
praying for the dyking and drainage of certain lauds which are the lands hereinafter described, by the construction of certain works which are the works hereinafter provided for;
And whereas thereupon the said Counoil procured an examination to be made
by Albert J. Hill and Company, Engineers and Land Surveyors, being persons
competent for suoh purpose, of the said locality proposed to be dyked and drained
and also procured plans and estimates of the work to be made, by tho said Albert
i. Hill and Company and an assessment to be made by them of the real property
to bo benefited by suoh dyking and drainage, stating as nearly as possiblo the pro.
portion of benefit whioh in their opinion will be derived in consequence of such
drainage and deepening by every road and lot or portion of lot, the said assessment
so made nnd the report of the said Albert J. Hill and Company In respeot thereof
and of tho snid dyking and drainage being as follows:
The Iteeve and Council of the Corporation of the District of Surrey:
Gentlemen,-Wo have tlio honor to report.that your Instructions to execute a survey of the lands proposed to be reclaimed by the Surrey Dyking and Drainage schemo
Iby the construction of a dam in tho Serpentine Uiver, nnd a dyke extending from
the high land on the nortii and south lino on west side of Lot 51, Group 2, New Westminster District, and following the shore lino, ns shown by plans null profiles, to a
connection with tho existing system of dykes on tbe north bank of the Nicomekl
River) have been carried ont and the results are embodied In tbe plans, 4c., 4c.
herewith submitted. y      '     •'-*""
The acreage subject to tidal overflow, Inoluding lands up to one foot abovo extreme high water level. Is 7,818,54 acres, and tbe acreage of lands from one to three
feet above extreme high wnter level is 012.85 acres.
The acreage of land subject to overflow In the samo manner, and Included within
highway limits, is 137.00 acres, and the material required to raise Ihe hlBhwaysaflfcot-
ed, to one foot above high water mark, will be 25,588 cubic yards.
Similar land, Incl uded ln the right of way of the N. W. S. Rnllway Is 20 ncres.
Wo submit that owing to benefits to be derived from the dyking and drainage
scheme by lands from one to three feet abovo high water level they should bear a
proportion ol lho assessed cost of construction, Ac, Ac, In the ratio of 75 to luo.as compared with lands below one foot above high water mark.
The land dyko required for the protection of Ibe lands to be Improved will, according to the line adopted, be In longth S.il2nilles,nn<l tbe cnblo contents, approximately
estimated, .*« 21,299 oubic yards, and will require eighteen sluices or flood-gates of
moderate dimensions. Practically tbo whole line of dyke ls an open prairie, hence
Clearing and grubbing will ho a mlDlmuin.
Trusting that the Information herewith submitted will be satisfactory, and sufficiently full and explicit for the purposes Intended,
We bave the honor to be, Gentlemen,
Yonr obedient servants.
New Westminster. August 3rd, 188* A" J' HaL * Co"
Names of Owners.
Stone, W A	
Stone, Kdward	
Parks, Joseph	
Paris, J D	
Johnson, W D	
Wiltshire, Ernest E.
George, Elllce	
Gray, Andrew	
McOallnm, J W	
Cann.G W	
Brodie, Peter.	
George, John	
Dafoe, Gordon P	
Walker, W J	
Walker. W J .'.	
Brown, E, Kstate	
Robinson, John.......
Brown, K, Estate.....
Robinson, John	
Dnvis, Henry	
Robinson, Tom	
Boll, Rev. Wm	
Brown, Chris	
White, Francis	
Dafoe, Gordon P.	
Dafoe, Gordon P	
Morton, John T.	
Bllnklnsop. Wm	
Hookway, Thos ,
Cann, G W I	
Robinson, W J.	
Huck, Abraham	
Pemberton, J D „,
Huek, A L	
MoKensle, George...
Smith, William	
Yeomans, R S	
Yeomans, R 8	
Draper, W N	
Brown, D R	
Stein, J W	
Brown, D R	
Johnson, lianl..	
Johnson, DanI ,
Wood ward, Wm& J 8
Johnson, Mrs R. ,
Mooily ville S M Co...
Hookway, Thomas..,
Johnston, James Jr.
Johnston, T 8	
Johnston. Mrs R	
Poison, N	
Brewster, Charles	
Poison, N	
Wade, John	
Poison, N	
Wade, John.	
McBride, Wm	
Chantrell, HD	
Murphy, —	
Murphy. --	
Stewnri, John	
stewnrt, V A D	
NWS Railway	
Scnilulimno Rond.
McLennan Roud..
Coast Meridian Road
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SW '• " "
SE " 30, "
NE " " "
NE     "     20,    "
SE     "     "     "
SW     "     "      "
NE     "     19,    "
NW   "     "      "
SE     "     "      "
Position of Land.
24, Tp 2...
18,    "
17,    "
Lot 302, Township 2..
8WH Seel, Tp 2...
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Lot 107, Township 2...
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NEK Sec 29, Tp 1
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Lot 159, Township 1...
tide to
I foot
% flies
145 70
0 "
48 0(1
1.55 00
8 50
to 3 ft.
229 75
183 75
167 79
243 35
245 19
248 00
1S9 73
11 72
23 71
100 52
238 70
238 70
108 50
660 41
209 25
245 IS
75 39
162 75
156 55
62 00
105 85
248 00
239 81
137 95
108 26
229 40
237 27
88 70
28 25
127 III
82 38
56 17
218 55
282 10
2014 22
74 40
213 90
93 00
98 25
46 50
224 75
220 88
142 00
77 50
240 25
21 70
254 20
317 52
80 76
60 70
107 10
158 88
170 50
150 00
100 00
100 00
100 00
100 00
t jr
18 30
9 011
18 00
' 6.00
29 70
66 00
53 50
12 40
16 3(1
26 0(1
13 50
14 00
15 00
8 75
8 71
8 SO
7 00
18 00
16 00
20 70
60 48
12 40
90 00
234 29
16 80
192 75
193 79
35 411
243 35
20 20
248 00
166 03
19 97
160 52
154 09
238 70
238 70
117 25
669 16
217 75
83 89
172 55
79 00
248 00
236 81
1117 65
108 28
237 27
83 70
23 25
82 38
218 55
282 10
2084 22
74 40
213 60
98 25
46 60
224 75
220 88
142 60
77 60
240 25
254 20
817 SI
89 70
90 70
170 50
150 00
100 00
100 00
100 00
100 00
Axn whereas the said Council are of opinion that the dyking and drainage of
the locality described are desirable:
He it THEREFOR!-, exacted by the said Municipal Council of the said District
of Surrey, pursuant to the provisions of the Municipal Act, 1889, as follows:
1. That the said report, plans anil estimates be adopted and the said dyking
and ilriiiniige and the works connected therewith be made and constructed in
accordance therewith, tlie same being hereby determined to be in accordance with
the provisions of the said act.
-1. That for the purpose of paying the sum of 512,000, being the amount
charged against tha still lands so to bo benefited ns aforesaid other thun roads belonging to the Municipality, thero shall he assessed and levied in the same manner
and at the samo timo as taxes ure levied upon the lots and parts of lots in the said
report and assessment mentioned the several sums with which the same are therein
charged, respectively, in two equal parts, one such part in the year 1890 aud one
such part in the year 1891.
3. That for the purpose of paying the sum of $400, being the amount assessed
as aforesaid against the said roads of tho suid Municipality, one half part thereof
shall be levied (in the same manner and at the samo time as taxes are levied) upon
the whole rateable property in the said District of Surrey in each of the said years.
4. l.i ease of complaint by the owner or any person interested in nny property
nssessed whether of Over-charge or under-charge of any property assessed or that
proporty whicli should be assessed lias been wrongfully omitted to be assessed, every
such complaint and tho proceedings in appeal thereon shall he heard and bc had
and determined as nearly as may he as in tho case of an ordinary nssesstnent.
Tliis Hy-Law may he cited for all purposes as tho "Surrey Dyking and Draining By-Law, 1S89."
Passed the Municipal Council tliis tenth day of August, 1889.
Roconsidered nnd finally passed and the  seal  of  the  Corporation   appended
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Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday -Horning, Sepi. 4, 1881).
Tlie new paper  in  its   Sunday
morning issue states that the people
of New Westminster nro "a narrow-
minded      community."     Whether
such an imputation, about cither nn
individual, a society or a community,
is   worth    resenting—whether,   in
fact, it might not prove to  be in n
large  measure complimentary—depends very much upon the standpoint
from which the reflection   is   mnde
and upon the status and oharaoterjof
the person making it.    For example;
one uncustomed to perfect   freedom
and even license in speech and manners would no doiibt denominate the
most learned, cultured, refined, nnd
truly liberal-minded   society in   the
world,   "narrow-minded,"   beoause,
perforce, it frowned upon his vulgar
solecisms nnd outlandish   behavior,
but such strictures would only serve
to advertise the fact tliat   a   really
narrow-minded   and   ignoble    person    hnd     been     properly,     and
necessarily, snubbed, nnd  did   not
have tlio discretion and good   sense
to swallow the  diservpd rebuke and
profit by it.    We do not say that
we have n parallel  case in the spectacle  of tho new paper reviling its
constituency yesterday morning, but
leave our readers to judge for themselves.    As to the truth of the assertion itself, we ennnot agree with the
journalistic embodiment of undoubted   veracity   published  on Church
stroet.   Critical, the royal citizens
are, to a fault, perhaps, and particular to fastidiousness, it may be,'in
somo   things, but   intelligent   and
reasonably fair  in  forming an estimate, and   as for breadth of mind
and general culture, tho community
will not suffer by comparison with
the most enlightened and forward on
this continent.
Although Hon. E, Dewdney sits
in the Dominion House as the representative of a Northwest constituency, he is none the less a, British
Columbian—and a "pioneer" at that
—and this fact would be a sufficient
reason for the compliment of a public dinner, which was paid him Monday. The first British Oolumbinn
who has attained a seat in the Dominion cabinet, it is natural that he
should be honored by British Columbians, who, although tho province is
only tlieir "step-mother," generally
develop a fair article of provincial
patriotism (if we may so express it)
before they have been long resident
on the right side of the Bookies,
and are by no means slow about
hurrahing for their adopted country,
and for those whose attainments and
achievements reflect honor upon it.
But while all this might be said of
any Britisli Columbian who had won
his way into the central executive,
there is an element in New Westminster's compliment to Mr. Dewdney which is of a personal nature.
Among those whose recollection of
provincial affairs goes back tothe
middle years of the 70s, he is not
so much the minister of the interior,
as the champion of New Westminster's side in the long "battle of the
routes." We say New Westminster's side, because the Royal City
was then the only important centre
of population favorable to the adoption of the Fraser route. Outside of
this city, but one newspaper (the
Cariboo Sentinel) was published on
the mainland, and the Sentinel advocated the Bute Inlet route. To-day,
the large and influential communities of Vanoouver and New Westminster, with their widely circulated
daily papers, backed by the vigilant
Sentinel of Kamloops, might well
consider themselves more than a
match fur anything inimical to the
interests of the lower mainland ; but
twelve or thirteen years ngo, when
one little town with a couple of
semi-weekly papers of small circulation, aided only by the sympathy
of a few inland villages, had to bear
the brunt of the battle against the
daily press and powerful influence
of the capital, suoh nn outspoken,
able, and thoroughly well posted
champion as Mr. Dewdney proved
himself to be, counted for a whole
Jiattalion in the fight.
Tho new paper has found its
tongue at last, and greetings come
from Ohuroh street; but the utterances nre a little hazy and incoherent, and display a remarkable ob-
tundity on some points. We have
no intention of defending This Columbian against the Btupid "chestnuts" whioh our original (1) cotem.
fires off, or indeed to notice any of
its utterances with respect to this
paper, but merely to correct a very
muddled impression which is painfully apparent on a point or two,
and which clearer brains and even iv
small share of common sense must
have saved the editorial head from
becoming tangled with. We refer
to the insufferable stupidity of the
new papor, displayed in its editorial
yesterday ill supposing that any
remarks of Tun Columbian reforred in any sense to the personnel
of the morning journal.   We would
say once and for all, and make it as
emphatic as possible, that our rather
fresh   cotem. from   the   mountains
mny not repeat the palpable blunder,
that The Columbian knows nothing
nor cares nothing about tlie religious
views or private conduct of tho personnel of the Truth staff, from the
editor-in-chief to  the devil.     The
paper itself is the entity we have to
deal  with, and   the Church street
print   ought   to   lmve known that,
and not to have made itself ridiculous, as it did yosterday, by talking about the religious views of its
editor and  defending its staff from
imaginary imputations lis  to  their
gentlemanly   behavior.    They  may
be all gentlemen for all wo know,
wo trust they are, and nro perfectly
willing   to believe sueh  to bo tho
caso.   Again, wo say, it is with the
paper Truth and its utterances that
wo   havo   to do, not with the individuals that may happen to compose
its  staff.   Wu  would  just   say a
word nbout tho foolish parting fling
of the new paper, that of its stuff
"no one of them has obtruded himself on Tun Columiiian."   This is
not so croditablo to the staff in question as our cotem. imagines, and it
should have  known better than to
have mado the boast; for it could
only have been through ignorance
or disregard of ordinary journalistic
amenities   that   the heads of the
staff,   at   least,  failed   to  make a
civil call at this office, where they
might have known they would have
been eivily receivod.   We have no
quarrel with the staff  of   the   new
paper, but wo have treated the   paper itself on its   merits, and   have
givon it some good advice, which we
are glad to noto has not been  altogether thrown away, as   there   has
nlready been a toning down of some
"fresh"   nnd    obnoxious   features.
There is still   "room   for  improvement,"      however.       Experience
NO. 3
An American cotemporary deprecates the periodical effusions of
gushing rhapsody about "our sister
republics of Central and South
America" indulged in by second-rate
American journalists and statesmen,
and states that as a matter of faot
many of those countries nre in nothing but tho name republics. In
that name the faction for the time
being dominant practises despotism,
tyranny and spoliation of the most
lawless and the cruelest character.
True, observes our cotemporary,
they all have written constitutions
professing to guarantee freedom and
representative government, but nn
appeal to the party in power to
respect those guarantees is in many
of these countries treated as but a
grim joke. In support of these
statements, an article in the September number of the Cosmopolitan, by
William Eleroy Curtis, who is evidently well informed on the subject, is cited, whicli gives a graphic
account of recent grossly unrepubli-
can government in the fantastic so-
called "Republic of Colombia." At
an election held in that country in
April, 1888, which was held under
the supervision of six thousand
armed soldiers distributed at the
most important polling places, Doe-
tor Joseph Nunez was eleoted president, and members of congress were
chosen who were in league with him.
At his dictation this congress passed
laws which conferred upon him the
power, which he has vigorously executed, of suppressing the liberty of
the press, of arresting, trying and
punishing, even to the extent of inflicting the death penalty, any person he may suspect of conspiracy,
whioh means any person opposed to
his government or his methods. He
may, in time of peace, and simply
at the bidding of his own sweet will,
confiscate private property for tho
use of his government, which lie has
construed to be for his own use, and
this without judicial procedure or
any compensation. He can expel
from the country, nnd deprive of all
political rights and all possessions
any person whom he deems "unworthy of the confidence of the government." Ho ean depose from oflice
any judge or legislator, and appoint
their successors at his will, and
withou court-martial can remove any
officer of the army. He has absolute control of the finances, and can
increase or decrease taxation at his
pleasure, He can impose fines and
penalties against citizens at his pleasure, and collect them by military
force. This is how things aro done
in some of tho republics of Soutli
The difficulties in tho way of constructing a really practicable air-ship
appear almost insurmountable, and
still the 'effort nfter tho all but unattainable goes on, and ever and
anon somo daring leronaut causes a
momentary thrill of horror throughout tho civilized world by dashing himself to splinters and jelly by
a fall from the clouds to the cruelly
hard earth, or dropping into mid-
ocoan from stormy skies, whither
the treacherous winds havo whirled
him in tho ungovernable chariot to
which he has rashly—almost insanely
—committed his life. Such was the
sad fate of Professor Hogan, as the
result of his attempt to navigate
tho famous Campbell ferial vessel,
from which so much was expected
in the way of being independent of
air currents and contrary winds.
The ascent, as our readers may remember, was made from Brooklyn,
N.Y., on tbo 10th of July last, and
was witnessed by thousands of spectators, who saw the dauntless navigator speedily loose control of liis
complicated air vessel (some of its
parts becoming detached and falling
to the earth) and he and his great
oval shaped balloon were hurried far
out over the Atlantic Ocean, and
wero seen no more. Referring to
this latest sacrifice to science, or
folly, a writer reflects a3 follows:
"When human ingenuity can match
the product of nature; when it can
make a machine possessing as much
power and endurance to the ounce
of weight- as that of the homing
pigeon which lately (lev.- from Detroit to Buffalo (22:5 miles) in less
than four hours ; when it can so arrange and automatically shift a
series of vanes like shifting feathers
in a hawk's wings, which suspend it
in the air for hours almost without
apparent motion, when it can solve
the problem of how this same hawk
drops like a bullet from the dizzying
height of a half mile, and checks
itself unharmed above its prey, then
it may learn to travel in the nir."
Maohines for navigating the air, it
might be stated, may, so far as the
science of aeronautics has progressed,
bo divided into three classes—flying
machines without gas-bags, ordinary
balloons propelled by the wind alone,
und air ships of gas-envelope and
car containing propelling machinery.
The idea of combining the flying
machine with the balloon, affirms
Mr. J. E. Watkins, contains, in tho
opinion of modern teronauts the one
element of hope for the future for
successfully navigating the atmosphere. To meet the views of this
author, the practical nir ship must
be provided with life boats and parachutes, must have light and powerful
engines, with a reserve set for accident, must have ample generators
for making gas en route, must have
a rigid gas-envelope of a form to
offer the least resistance to bead
winds, must be air and moisture
tight and little affected by heat and
cold, and must be divided into compartments so that an accident would
liberate only a portion of the gas.
Such an air ship could scarcely compete with railways and steamships
on short lines, and the dreams of the
most enthusiastic teronauts have led
them only to hope for an arrangement for rapidly passing over long
distances. On local lines of 100
miles or less in length, it is thought,
however, that some system of electric air ships, sliding at a height of
50 or 100 feet along a double traok
of guiding wires, might be devised,
and would offer many advantages in
thickly populated districts.
The mau who cun laugh from the
very heart is not apt to bo a villain
who murders while he smiles. But
how fow men, comparatively speaking, laugh heartily 1 Some wear an
everlasting barren simper; in the
smile of others lies a cold glitter of
ice; the fewest are able to laugh
what can be called laughing, but
only sniff and titter and snigger from
the throat outward, or produce some
whiffing, husky enchinnation, as if
they were laughing through wool.
Of none sueh comes good.—Ex.
And now the statistical fiends
comes forward with the pleasing and
immensely valuable calculation that
the poet Wordsworth must have
walked 180,000 milos during his life.
The world has always supposed that
it was 180,001 miles, and will be
glad, even at this late duy, to get at
the exact truth. Perhaps the same
able laborer in this fascinating field
can inform mankind how many
quarts of ink Wordsworth consumed
during the same period, and how
often he hnrled bound copies of his
works at the nocturnal cat. Who
said life was not a sweet and precious thing ?—Ex.
Dr. Hammond, of elixir fame,
tells a pretty good story about himself. Ho hud a wealthy patient
who imagined he had swalowed a
chicken bono, and that it hnd stuck
in his stomach, making it sore. He
knew it was there. The doctor
knew it was not; he also knew that
it must be removed or his patient
would never recover. He injected
apo-morphia hypodermically. In
two or three minutes the'patient was
in the throes. The doctor had provided a ehieken bone, and while his
patient wns struggling the hardest
he droppod it just bofore him unobserved. Ha had "known that it
was there all the time." Por this
the doctor never received a oent,
though his enemies said he got a
thousand dollars for his little deception. 	
A. M. Davidson, a prominent organ
manufacturer, of Ridgetown, Ont.,
died Sunday evening of heart disease.
The Great Sculling Race for tho
Champioiisliip of tho World
and $5,000.
O'Connor Leads Till He Catches a
Crab, When Searle Overtakes
and Passes Hiin.
Two Weeks Have Been Wasted In
the Cronin Trial and Still
No Jury.
London, Sept. 9,--—Tha sculling raco
between Searlo of Australia and
O'Connor of Canada was rowed ovor
the championship course on the Thames
this morning, and was won by Searlo,
At, Hammersmith bridge, lj miles
from tho start,, Searle icd by two
lengths. Ho cruused the lino an easy
winner by six lengths. Thu betting
wus 5 to 4 on O'Connor. Senrlo won
the toss for ohoioe of course, and took
the Surrey sido. O'Connor had tho
better oi his opponent in getting away,
and lod by half a length to tho boat-
house, to which point his time was 8:38,
Searle's timo wus 22 minutes and -42
seconds. The wind blew in occasional
squalls, and off Surrey tho water was
slightly lumpy, hut otherwiso tho conditions were excellent. Tho weather
was perfectly clear. Hotting was even,
starting 20 to 21 on Soarle, which was
readily taken, nnd finally turning 5 to
4 on O'Connor. Tlie start wus by
mutual consent at 12:30 p.m. O'Connor started oil' at a terrillo rate of
speed, but shortly afterwards "caught
a crab," when Searle overtook htm and
gained the lead, rowing splendidly, but
slackening his speed beyond Walden's.
After tliis Searle apparently worked
without effort, and rowing 29 strokes
gained hnlf a length, which ho gradually increased, O Connor looking anxiously over his shoulder to observe
the distance between them. At Hammersmith Bridge O'Connor looked a
trifle distressed. At Thoroyoraft both
men appeared to be in good form, but
a troublesome wind was encountered
in Ohuswioh Beach, which bothered
O'Connor considerably, though it
did not effect Searle, who was
then three lengths ahead. From
Oheswick Point the raco was a procession. O'Connor rowed splendidly
throughout, but ho seemed to be over
trained. Both men kept to the course
remarkably well. The attendance at
tho river side wos very largo for a professional nice.
London, Sept. 9.—Several wharfingers iu addition to those conceding
the demands of tho strikers ou Saturday, announced this murning that they
had deoided to accept the terms of the
men. Tliu striko fund was augmented to-day by £1,500 received from
vurious sources.
Quebec, Sept., 9.—Quebec society
is agitated over an encounter that occurred an evening or two ngo in the
presence of tho governor-genernl between two well known society ladies
of this city, one the Countess De
Londier, the wifo of the chancellor of
the French consulate ef Quebec, nnd
tho other the sister of the attorney-
general of the province of Quebeo and
the wife of a prominent French journalist. Two angry looking" husbands,
eaiih claiming to be well armed, wero
looking around for each other, but
whether a tragedy will, result from
their meeting mny well be doubted.
Tuscon, Aliiz., Sept 9.—An unprecedented rain'occurred hero on Saturday doing much damage. Three inohes
and four hundredths fell within two
Mattoon, Ills.,—Word has been received from Tower Hill that the mob
that took the alleged horso thief, S. S.
Tate, from the officers last night hanged him.
Chicago, Sept. 9,—The Cronin
murder trial commenced its second
woek this morning with no jurors yet
selected. The work of securing tho
jury was resumed.
Riddino, Cal. Sopt. 9—R. Chenowite,
ten years of age, was fatally burned
while playing with several other children in his father's work houso yesterday. The children ignited some
matches which set tire to a can of coal
oil. The burning oil flow in all directions, little Ray's clothes catching fire.
San Jose, Cal, Sept. 9.—Tho Native Sons of the Golden Wost celebrated admission day hero by a parado of
2,500 strong. It was reviewed by
Governor Waterman and his staff.
oailfoiinia's celebration.
San Francisco, Sopt. 9. To-day
is the 39th anniversary of California's
ndmission into the union. Business is
generally suspended and tho day is
quiotly colebratod here.
Baltimore, Sept. 9.—The celebration of tho 70th anniversary of tho
battle of Fort Henry began to-day
with tho opening of tho Maryland ox-
position, at Pimlico. President Harrison, Secretory Proctor, Post-master-
General Wannamaker, Gov. Briggs,
of Delaware, and other notables wero
present. A committee of citizens escorted the presidont and party to Baltimore this morning. The principal
feature to-day was the grand Btreot
parade, which was at once patriotic,
historical, industrial, agricultural, mechanical, military and civic.
larcie bequests.
New Haven, Conn., Sept. fl.—By
tho death of Mrs, Ellon ttifforo, tlio
last surviving heir of tho lato Philip
Nnrott, who came to this city from
Boston in 1804, at hor home in this
which was held by her in trti6t, reverts to local institutions, ob follows:
Connecticut hospital, income to he used
in supporting free beds, §120,000; city
of New Haven, §120,000, income to bo
used for indigent antl infirm persons
not paupers; Yale College, §120,000,
income to be used for scholarships in
aoademizod department; Now Haven
orphan asylum, §00,000; St. Francis
orphan asylum, §60,000; city of New
Haven, §00,000, to aid public library;
stato of Connecticut, §00,000, to be
used for tho support of the institution
for idiots'and imbeciles.
London, Sept. 9.—Negotiations for
the termination of the strike continue.
The only question is tho date whon
the terms Bhall go into effect. The
conference was held iu the Mansion
house; the lord mayor presided, and
Bums nnd Tillett wero present. Tho
meeting adjourned until to-morrow.
In the meantime the striko goes on
and tho situation remains  unchanged.
Washinoton, Sopt. !).—Secretary
Windom haa prepared a statement,
which will bo made publio later, shuw-
ing the purchase of bonds by this administration with the priuea paid therefor, and also giving various reasons
for tlio increase of publio debt ns shown
by tho statement of August.
Q01IE1) BY   A BULL.
-Yesterday aftor-
Gets Another Victim and Mutilates
the Body in a Most Horrible
As Usual, the Police are Without a
Clue and The Ripper
is Safe.
Ottawa, Sept. 9,
noon a fearful accident happened on
the exhibition grounds. The then in
charge of Mr. Reyburu's herd of Jerseys, from St. Anne, Quebeo, were
engaged in feeding them, and one of
them, named Joe Elliott, was in tlio
act of placing a pail of mush boforo an
aged bull, when tho brute gorged hiin
in tho side, tbo horn penetrating tlio
lung. Medical aid was immediately
sent for and tho poor follow was conveyed to the hospital. Ho is still living but can scarcely recover. Elliott is
an English emigrant, being with his
presont employer about 2 years. He
is aJiout 28 yours of age.
Toronto, Sept. 9.—Tho question
whether the federal or provincial governments havo tho right to tho appointment of queen's counsels, says tho
Mail this morning, is at least likely to
bo determined. Mowat is said to bo
considering a case that will bring the
matter to au issue. Although of
special interest to tho legal profession,
the subject is one of far wider import-
nu co involving ri ucstiona of local and
federal jurisdiction under the B. N. A.
act of great moment to all lhe provinces.
Quebec, Sopt 9,—Joan Rout-land, a
pilgrim on the way to St. Anno, from
Maine, was choked to death with a
piece of meat while eating hiB dinner.
THE O.   C.'S.  VISIT.
Ottawa, Sept. 9.—Tho govornor
gcuoral's privatn secrotary has telegraphed to Mayor Grant of Victoria,
B. C, thnt his excellency nnd party
will bu unablo to arrive at Victoria
beforo Ootubor 12th or thereabouts.
Ottawa, Sept. 9.—Sir John A.
Macdonald left to-day to open the exhibition at Toronto.
San Francisco, Sept. 7,—The str.
City of Rio Janerio, which arrived
from Hong Kong ami Yoknhamn this
morning, brings tho following advices.
The governor of ICiang Su has urged
tho constructionofarailway townrdsthe
Russian frontier in order to bo nblo to
transport troops there in case of an invasion from China's northern neighbor, which ho dreads. He is convinced of the neoosBity of railways, and
also advocates a lino to Yunnn, to
develop tho coppor mines and to secure the northern frontier. He thinka
it might be desirable to push the iron
rond to Knshgar.
Messrs Russell Ss Co., an English
concern, are said to be negotiating for
tho concession of the Kilung coal
mines, for twenty years. The native
management has been a failure.
Some additional information has
been obtained regarding tho new outburst of the Red river. Tho distriot
flooded covers half tho countiy between Chi Nan Fri and the sen. The
cause of the disaster was tho filling up
nf the mouth of tho river. After being unable to find a free outlet the
water spread over the low land on
both sides sweoping nway one village
after another, drowning peoplo by the
wholesale and turning tho whole
country into nn enormous inland sea.
Counterfeit coins of various countries are boing manufactured in large
quantities in Auan.
oioantic purchase.
St. Paul, Min., Sopt. 7.—A private cablegram this morning says the
snle of the Hamm brewery and other
brewing intorests of this city, has just
beon consummated in London. The
prioo paid for tho Hamm brewery is
said to bo §1,000,000, half in cash nnd
tho other half in rt:c!; of l!:e new concern.
Paris, Sept. 7.—Tho govornmont
has consontod to allow tho prefect to
rooeive the candidacy of General
Boulangor and M. Rochefort, and to
permit the display of their plnoards,
etc., ln Montmartro and Belleville.
The Boulangists aro jubilant over the
government's chango of front, considering it as a sign of vacillation.
M. Ferry is, on the other hand, furious. President Carnot will come to
Paris to attend a cabinet council on
Monday, and endeavor to rostoro
harmony. It tliroateus to jeopardise
tho government's success in tho
Great Tides on Coney Island do
Immense Damage and Scare
the Inhabitants.
The Fort McLeod Gazette reports
the discovery of a rich deposit of silver
in tlio mountains north of the boundary lino which will assay §250 por foil;
also the discovery of cannel coal in
anothor part of the mountain.
jack the ltlri'ER.
London, Sept. 10.—At half past five
this morning a policeman found the
body of an abandoned woman lying in
the comer of the railway arch spanning Cablo slreet, Whiteohapel. An
examination of the body showed the
head and logs had been out off and carried awny, and tho stomach ripped
open leaving the bowels lying upon the
ground. Tho police authorities imme-
cioately placed a cordon of officers
around the spot, but uo arrests wero
made. A policeman passed thu placo
wlioro tliu body was found every fifteen
minutes throughout Uio night and saw
nothing to arouse his suspicious. Tho
physicians who exnmined tho body bo-
lieve that tin; niurder occupied nenrly
an hour, and that tho murderer curried (he head and legs awny iu ii bug.
This murder in tho most liorriblo of
the wholo Whiteohapel series. The
dissection of tho body shows that tho
perpetrator possessed considerable
surgical skill. Tlie murdered woman
was about 30 years of age, and was
evidently addicted to the excessive uiie
of spirituous liquors. Hor clothing
was shabby. Ao yot sho has not boen
Tho murder has croated tromonduous
excitement and a large crowd of agitated humanity surrounds tho morgue
whero the body wns taken. A further
examination reveals the faot that there
was no blood-on the ground whore tlio
body was found, nor was there any indication of a struggle. This confirms
the general boliof that the woman was
murdered in n house nnd her body
taken to the spot where it wns discovered. Tho trunk wus cut nnd torn nnd
a bloody chemise woslyingnearit. Exports are of tho opiniou that the woman
was killed two days ago. Threo sailors subsequent to tho discovery of tho
body were found sleeping in an adjoining arch. They woro arrested but
convinced tho polico thoy'had neither
seen or heard anything of the murderer
of tho body lying near thom and wero
MR. vates' cable
London, Sept. 10.—Prince Albort
Victor is to attend the German autumn mnnreuvers noxt year, and also
those of the AitBtrinn-Hungarinn army.
Tho Duchess of Cumberland has arrived at Schloss on a visit to the queen
of Denmark, having travelled direct
from Gmunden, by way of Lubeck.
This is the first, visit the duchess has
paid to Denmark for several years, us
sbo has uot been the guest of her por-
cnta since her illness. I hear from
Copenhagen thoro hnve been some
stormy sccnos at Fredensburg since
tho arrival of tho czar, who has boen
rendered furious by the projootod be-
throlhal of Princo Christian of Don-
mark, tho eldest son of tho crown
princo, to Princess Margaret of Russia, tho youngest sister of tho Emperor
William. No marriage could possibly
bo more obnoxiouB to the Russian
court, as it will absolutely preclude nil
hope of Denmark taking part against
Germany in enso of wnr and tho czjr
hna always b;:en accustomed to regard
Denmark as a portion of his own dominions.
Tho appointment to the commnnd of
the royal yncht Osborne, hns not yet
been tilled. It is no secret that Prince
Louis of Battenburg has been pressed
toaocopt it. Princo Edward Saxe-
Weiiner is to retain the command of
the troops in Ireland until Oct, 1890.
He is exceedingly popular in Dublin,
and is, I hear, happy and comfortable
there. Although there have been
more than once reports that he was
likely to resign his command of the
troops, nothing has transpired to justify this rumor.
We may hour any day, after the
German autumn manoauvera are over,
that the czar has loft Fredensberg for
Potsdam. The uncertainty nnd myB-
tery about his visit aro due to tho faot
that a rumor recently reached St.
Petersburg of another plot to assassinate his majesty, who consequently
is in a state of panic
The emperor of Austria, tho arch
duko and his relations, would have
boon nearly mnd, I am told, if tho
Shah had stopped in their country for
another wook. His ostentatious indifference wns regarded in Vienna and
Posth as downright barbarism.
New York. Sont. 10.—Tho greatest
tide over experienced struck Cony Island at 0 o'clock this morning, and increased in volume nnd fury until long
past 8 o'clock. Consternation reigned
Bupreme everywhere. The water
poured in volumes underneath the
Manhattan beach hotol floor, and beds
were inundated fully a foot. All of
tho lamp posts which bordered tho
path next to the sea havo been literally torn from thoir foundations and
bent nnd broken ns if they woro straws
and dashed against tlio music stimd.
The conoroto wnll directly in front of
the big building wna undermined nnd
torn away and tlie bulklioad has beon
torn up and ront asunder. The oellnr
of tho hotel at, 8 o'clock this morning
had fivo foot of water in it. Tho littlo strips of land between the Brighton
and Manhattan hotels has been enton
away, and tho ccoau and Slioepshead '
Bay ia connected by'i'ully livo foot of
water. The Manhattan and Oriental
hotels stand by themselves ou a little
island thnt is fast being  oaten away. VOLUME 34.
NO. 37.
Weekly British Colombian
Wednesday Mornlnc, Sept. II, 1889.
(.From Daily Columbian, Sept. .9.)
Fivo hundred nnd forty head of
shenp and 87 head of cattle arrived
from tho interior yesterday.
I The str. Rainbow left for Victoria
this morning with 10 passongers and a
I   full load of fruit  and  farm   produce,
Several heavy showers of rain  toll
this  morning,   followed   by   a heavy
shower of   hail,   which   lasted   about
throe minutes.
Mr. Geo. E. Parkes, teller uf the
Bank of B. C. in this oity, reports
discovering it counterfeit §2 Dominion
of Oanada note, to-day.
. Mr. A. M. Nelson lost a valuable
buggie horse, valuodnt§200, yesterduy.
This animal was taken with colic and
died in a very short timo.
The str. Rithet left for Victoria I his
afternoon with 30 passengers, 500
head of shoep, 08 cattle, 50 tons   flour
I  aud feed, 1,000 cases of salmon and 50
tons farm produce.
The str. Irving arrived  down from
I  Chilliwack yeBterday afternoon   with
; 30 passengers, 310 bags potatoes, 25
sacks grain, 245 bales hay, 110 pkgs
fruit, 40 pkgs sundries and 05 head
live stock.
Tho foot of the Exhibition Fund
list iu tliis paper is the place of honor
i just now, paradoxical as it may seem,
and two more of our solid citizens have
won diplomas by getting to the
bottom, to-day, There aro a few
more vacant seats nonr the door.
Come down out of the gnllery, gentle-
^ men.
A Ferocious Lunatic.
The lunatics temporarily quartered
iu the provincial jail while tho asylum
improvements aro in progress, are giving tho governor and his jailers a great
deal of troublo and annoyance. Yestorday ono of them, a Chinaman,
made a most sudden and desperate attack on another lunatic, named Robertson, and was beating him terribly
whon Turnkey Lister went to the res-
one. No sooner did the turnkey make
Ins appearance than tlio crazy man
turned on liim ferociously, nnd with
.his long nails tore Lister's face pretty
' 'badly beforo he could be overcome and
puthim in astraight jacket. Occurences
of this kind go far to make the life of
tho jailer an unhappy one.
Tltc .111nlstei''s Movements.
Mr. and Mrs. Dowdney, at the invitation of Mr, T. E. Ladner, went
down to the Landing this morning and
spent the day visiting the different
cunnorieB, driving over tho rich delta
lands and generally seeing all that is
to be seen iu thnt beautiful c'istrict,
To-morrow Hon. Mr. Dewdney loaves
for Victoria and will spend tho remainder of the week in that city.
First Shipments East.
The first large shipments of this
year's pack of canned salmon to
eastern points, via C.P.R., were made
to-day. Tho str. Irving brought down
from Laidlaw's cannery 2000 cases and
a similar number from B. Young's
packing establishment. These were
unloaded at the O.P.R. wharf and
transferred to oars for shipment east.
Tho salmon is consigned to parties in
Montreal, Toronto, Hamilton and
London. Soveral other large shipments will bo mado within a few
The Tennis Toiirnnuienl.
The tennis tournament is growing
more interesting ns the final games approach. On Saturday afternoon livo
matches were played, in three of whicli
Mr. E. M. N. Woods greatly distinguished himself, disposing of his opponents in turn with comparative case,
The play at times was brilliant,and certainly tho games wore the best played
since tho commencement of tho tournament. Mr. J. S. Cluto boat Dr. Bentley 0-5, 0 2; Dr. Fagan beat Mr. Eckstein 0-2, 0-0; Mr. Woods beat Mr.
Brymner 0-3, 40, 0-2; Mr. Woods
beat Mr. FraBer 0-3, 0-4; Mr. Woods
beat Mr. Bell 0-3, 0-4. Only threo
more matches remain to bo played.
furious riienoiuenoii.
A curious phenomenon was ob-
sorvod from Ladnors Landing this
morning during the progress of the
rain storm that was prevailing about
9 o'clock. Conflicting currants of air
mot on the south shore of Lulu Island
and formed a funnel shaped column,
whioh, commencing smull at first, gradually increased iu volume until it hud
attained tho proportions of a heavy
whirlwind. It movod in a northeasterly course across tho island raising a
donBO cloud of dust ns it went, nnd
gradually disappeared in the direction
of Vanoouver. Thero being no telograph connection with Lulu Island
nothing could bu learned ns to tho effect of tho whirlwind, or the damage
dono by it, if any. lt is not supposed,
however, thut any soriotis damage was
done, or word would havo reaoliod tho
city concerning it. This most unusual
phenomenon is a surprise to tho oldest inhabitant, who cannot romomber
of a similar occurence.
Ante -Mortem Statement.
Ah Yen, tho Chinaman who was
shot at Ladueis last Sunday weok by
a countryman named Ah Lie, and who
wob supposed to bo on tho fair way to
recovery, has taken a turn for the
worso and his iife is now despaired of.
His condition was so serious to-day
thst Mr. Moresby considered it ber,'.
I-,, i,„„„  I,;-   (,,,(,)  ,.„,„i ,„,,i
tnken down, whioh was dono by Capt.
Pittendrigh, -J. P., in the presence of
witnesses. Ah Yen gives a different
Btory to that lirst circulated iu regard
to the shooting, His stiitomont is to
the effect that Ah Lio, Ah Yen and a
number of other Ohinamen weru gambling, and Ah Yon won a considerable
amount of money from Ah Lio. Whou
the play wns ondod Ah Lio told Ah
Yon to return him tlio money ho hud
won, or ho would kill him. Ah Yon
refused to hnnd back tho money and
Ah Lie thon draw n revolver, and
stepping up closo shot him throo timos,
tho second Bhot causing tho wound
from which it is likely Ah Yen's death
will result.
The safe in the post oilice nt St,
Justin was blown opon by dynamite
Friduy night, nnd §1,000 in cash nnd
§500 in registered letters carried away.
Room of Legs Lost.
The tug Topic arrivod in port last
night from the north, minus the
buohi of logs with which sho loft
Buto lnlot. Yesterday morning a
heavy gale sprung up on the guff
against which the tug battled nil day,
but towards evening the sea became
much rougher and tho captain of the
tug was forced to cut tho boom loose
nnd lot it go ill order to save his vessel,
Tho boom was cut adrift* near point
Roberts and the wind at that time was
blowing on shore, so it is just possiblo
tho logs will bo saved. Tho Topic
left port to-day and will endeavor
to pick up her tow again. The boom
contained 150,000 feet of logs and was
tho property of tho Brunette Saw
Mills Co.
A Notable Presentation.
This morning Hon. Edgar Dewdney,
ministor of tho interior, was presented
with a fine largo oil painting by Mr.
W. H. Vianen. The picturo represents Mr. Vianen standing beside the
largest salmon over caught in the
Fraaer river, and which weighed some
75 pounds, measured 3 feot 0 inohes
in circumference and almost 5 foet in
length. Some 30 yeara ago Hon Mr.
Dewdney and Mr. Vianen together
caught some of the first salmon ever
taken by whitemen from the Fraser
rivor, and it is in memory of this
event, and for "the days of auld long
syne" that tho presentation was made.
Hon. Mr. Dowdney was delighted with
the gift, which ho will take to Ottawa
and give a place among the articles
he most greatly treasures.
Oil' fur Kamloops.
The members of the Westminster
lacrosse team loft by tho 1 o'olook train
to-day for Kiunloops, and were given
a right hearty send-off by the hundred
admirers whu gathered at the railway
station to see them depart. Every
member of the team was iu excellent
spirits and fully confident of victory.
Besides the team, about 30 West-
minsterites also loft for Kamloops to
see tho great lacrosse matoh and
witness the tournament. At the
Junction a Pullman was in waiting, and
into this the Royal City contingent
wos transferred. Tbo team consists of
J. C. Whyte, W. J. Corbott, M. M.
Mowat, J. R. Polley, R. B. Lister,
C. 0. Stowart, Jos. Gow, Thos. Hill,
L. A. Lewis, Thos. Carrie, J. A. McMartin, nnd H. F. Thompson.       i
Splendid Results.
Mr. Thus. Cunningham received a
letter to-day from one of his numerous
customers in tho Northwest, written
in most enthusiastic terms, und assorting what The Columbian has always
claimed, that British Columbia fruit
will one day find an immense market
m the territories. Among other
things tho writer says. "Your ship-
niotits of fruit have come along all
right, good iu condition and quality.
Most of the fruit I sent north, and it
arrived at its destination in goud condition utter 5 days' journey by stngo.
Fruit is something I do not- think wo
ean grow in our territories', ■ aud in a
fow years more we aro suro to bo your
greatest consumers. Sond mo some
more grapes and pnars, the Inst arrivod ull right." In this stylo tho lot-
tor continues, evory lino "of tt a compliment to thu fruit nnd to tho fine
oondition in which it arrived.
A -ilnantflccnt Organ.
Last week the congregation of tho
Methodist ohuroh received from Toronto, through D. Lyal & Co., agents,
u nittgtilftoeut now organ, known as
tho "vocalion." It was manufactured
by S. R. Warron it Son, of Toronto,
nnd is really n boautiful instrument.
Tho organ was lined for thu first time
iu public yesterday, and the ellect on
tho musical part of tho service was
quito marked. The peculiar construction and arrangement of the pipes
enables the organist to produco a
great variety of sounds, from tho deep
full tones of tho bourdon (10 feet tone)
to tli" faint whispers "f the solo stops
,\r,inv if tlio eomliitiaiions aroi verv
oharuiing, and quite equal to thoso
found in costly pipo organs. Tho
"tuba" (10 feet) stop, which is ono of
tlie features of this organ, is very powerful, and freo from tho harshuoss
usually found iu poworful reed instruments, because it has tho quality of
tone belonging to the pipo tirjuinl Besides the organ, the Hong service waa
furthor aided by a cornet, two clario-
ucttos nnd a euphonium, played I'O-
Bpootivoly by Messrs. Turnbull, King,
Wilson nnd McMurphy. Tho offeot
of these instruments is exceedingly
line. Tho choir yostorday acquitted
ilsolf with great orodit, tho anthems
especially w.ere rendered in such a way
as to charm evoryono of tho largo con-
grcgiitinn present, and it mny be
doubted if anywhere elso in this province there can bo found a better
equipped and more efficient ohurch
Suicide or Lynching?
From a passenger who arrived from
up river last evening by the steamer
Irving, The Columbian is informed
of a supposed case of suicide near
Sumas river. At a point about two
miles above Frank Wade's ranch, on
the south shore of the river, and
directly opposito Nicomen slough, the
body of a man was seon suspended
from the branch of a large tree, swaying gently to and fro in the wind. At
least a dozen people on the deok of the
steamer saw the body, which appeared
to be that of a large-sized man. The
body waa hanging about 15 feet from
the ground, and the rope by which it
was attached to the branch did not
appear to bo over 0 feet long. About
50 yards from where the body hangs
is a small cabin, and it is supposed the
suicide was the owner of it. Shortly
bofore the Bteamer passed the spot, a
small boat with one or more persons in
it sailed down river in tho direction of
Frank Wado's ranch, and the occupants
of it must have seen the corpse. Capt.
Odin did not soe the body, and it was
uot till-the steamer was some distance
down river that he learned of the circumstance. It was then Into in the
duy and he could not spare the timo to
return. The authorities have been
informed, and immediate steps will be
taken to investigate the case thorough-
"y' -J-s-s-s-s-s-Ss-s-Ss-SsSI
F. X. Martin, of Vancouvor, was in
the oity to-day.
Mrs. H. N. Rich and Miss Green,
of Ladners,' are guests of Mrs. A. R.
Mr. and Mrs. 1-1. V. Edmonds returned on Saturday from a few dnys
visit with friends at Vancouver.
Police Court.
(Before T. C. Atkinson, P. M., and P. MoTiernan, J. P.,)
Charley, a Thompson river Indian,
with a face closely resembling the skin
of a loopard, pleaded not guilty to the
charge of being drunk and incapable.
Constable Smith and an Indian policeman both swore that Charley was very
drunk, but the prisoner persisted that
he was not as he had not absorbed sufficient fire water to do the work, and
he knew his capacity.   Fined $5.
Thomas Kelly, oharged with being
drunk and incapable, thought he had
been intoxicated, but was not quite
certain in his own mind. Howover,
he decided to give the constable's
charge the benefit of the doubt and
was fined §2.50 and costs.
Moody, the chief of all vagabond
Indians, graced the, dock again this
morning with his ugly countenance,
on charge of being drunk. Last July
Moody was ordered by the court to return to his rancherie on the Harrison
river, there to remain three months in
quiet seclusion as a sort of penance for
his all round wickedness. As was expected, Moody failed to keep his promise, and although he got drunk repeatedly in a quiet sort of way, it was
not till yesterday that the police
caught him napping. When asked if
ho was guilty of the charge, Moody
seemed greived that tho court should
put such a useless quostion and replied "Of course,! was drunk." Fined
The cases against Messrs. Raymond,
Cash and Brennan for keeping open
thoir bar rooms after hours were remanded till Wednesday.
Rlnlnc's Ills llonus.
Joseph W. Dorr, editor of the
Journal, is in Seattle on business.
Blaine, being situated upon the forty-
ninth parallel, the northern boundary,
the Journal is the most northerly paper published in the United Statos, exclusive of Aluska. Mr. Dorr states
that the largest bonus ever givon to a
railroad by au unincorporated town in
Washington hns beon offered by Blaine
to tho Bennett rond, 400 acres in
Blaine tbat will bo worth §250,000 tho
day the road is assured.—Pod-Intelligencer.
 .   m, -.— ,— ,.
Killed liy n Fulling Tree.
At 12 o'olock noon yesterday, nt
Mr. Robert Swan's much, nbout a
mile distant from the Union Mine
wharves, Mr. David Bruce, was instantly killed by a falling tree. Tho
deceased in company with his brother
John and Thomns Ariss was engaged
in chopping down tho trees on this
farm. Ho was cutting ono treo while
an adjoining ono was burning. His
energies and attontion were engaged
on bis work, and just us the chopped
tree fell so did tho burning one. The
unfortunate man happened to bu fairly
in lino with lho hurtling tree, which
in its full struck IJrueo to the ground,
nnd crushing his body In n fearful
manner, from the feet to tho head.
Donth was Instantaneous. Uis frionds
Immediately romoved lho body from
undor tho tree. On hearing tho sad
news, Mr. Frank Littlo, superintendent of tin' mines, sent a train to bring
the body to the wharves, whilo Capt.
Bondrodt considerably delayod tho
stoamor for an hour, so us to convoy
tho remains nnd Borrowing relations to
Comox. The nrrivul of tho Isabel,
with flags al Imlf must, told tho Comoxi-
ans the end news. The decensed leaves
u wifo and two children, who woro residing at the scuno of tho accident, to
mourn his prematura death! He wos
29 years of ngo, and had residod lit
Oomox for many years, where ho was
highly respected. Tho funeral will
tako plnoo to-morrow afternoon at 2
o'clock, undor thb auspices of the Comox lodgo Knights of Pythias, of
whieh lodge ho was n member. Tho
accident cast a gloom over the settlement, nnd great sympathy wns ex-
pressed for the bereaved relations and
friends.- Free Press, SentB,
(From Daily Columbian, Sept. 10.)
Messrs. H. T. Read & Co. hate paid
thoir §50 subscription to the exhibition fund.   Next.
Fourteen carloads of canned salmon
and 3 carloads of merchandise were
shipped east over the C. P. R. to-day.
_ The spring salmon run still continues good, but the percentage of
white fish over the red is very great.
Five carloads of cattle arrived from
the interior to-day, consigned to parties
in Victoria, Nanaimo and Westminster.
Mr. J. S. McDonell has paid his
subscription to the Exhibition Fund.
Only a few names now remain on the
unpaid list.
The str. Irving left for up river
ports this morning with 25 passengers,
20,000 shingles, 5,000 feet lumber and
20 tons of freight.
Ah Yen, the Chinnmau Bhot at Ladners last week, bus again been removed
to tho hospital, his condition being
considerably worse.
In the lacrosse match nt Kamloops
to-day Vanoouver defeated WestminBter by 2-0, after two hours' play. In
the baseball match, Kamloops vs. Vanoouvor, tho latter draw out aftor the
fifth inning, thus giving the gamo to
lt haB been reported to the provincial authorities that all the Chinamen down river carry rovolvors or
other dangerous weapons. This is a
praotice that must bo stopped, and it
is to be hoped the proper authorities
will move speedily in tho matter.
Owing to tho pressure on our space
to-day we are obliged to omit Mr.
Ewen's excellent speech on the fishing
industry and its possible development!,
Mr. Cunningham's sound remarks on
oivic affairs and Mr. G. A. Kelly's
sparkling reply to the toast of the
In the district court this morning,
Capt. Pittendrigh, by request of Mr.
Moresby, remanded Ah Lie, and the
other Chinamen concerned in tho
Ladners shooting caso, for eight days.
The condition of Ah Yen, the wounded
man, was too serious to allow of his
appearing in court.
Oapt Pittendrigh Bhowed a Columbian representive to-day a fine English walnut, grown on his Pitt river
ranch, that measured 3i inches in
length and 5J inches in circumference.
It seems from this that even English
walnuts attain massive proportions
when transplanted to British Columbia Boil.
Tho Times says Capt. McCulloch,
who acted as pilot of the Princess
Louise for two northern trips, has
been transferred to the Yosemite for
the present. Capt. Jagers, of the R.
P. Rithet, has temporarily taken command of the Princess Louise while the
Balmon fleet are loading. Capt. Roberts, pilot on the Islander,has been assigned to the command of the stoamer
Rithet for a brief period. On Saturday there was not a single vessel belonging to the C. P. N. Co. in Viotoria harbor, the entire fleet being
busily engaged in different parts oi the
The Exhibitions.
The great Toronto industrial exhibition opened yeaterday, and on the same
day the provincial show of Ontario had
ite opening also. Two of our district
agricultural shows take place during
this month, tho Chilliwack show on
the 25th and 20th, and that of the Surrey agricultural society on tho 30th
inst. Then ou Tuesday, October 1st,
comes tho Delta exhibition, to be held
at Ladnors. These shows woro nil
very creditable last fall, nnd we expect to bo ablo to noto considerable
progress and improvement this senson.
Following immediately on tho local
fairs, is the provincial exhibition, at
this city, on the 2nd, 3rd nnd 4th of
next month, nnd this show, it is now
assured, will bo by far tho most successful affair of the kind over held in
tho provinco.
Tiic rrcsliylcry Alerting.
At the general meeting of tho Presbytery in St. Andrew's Presbyterian!
churoh this afternoon the Rev. Mr.
Frasor, of Victoria, took the chair until the arrival of Rev. Mr. Tait, of
Langley, who wns appointed moderator of tlio Presbytery. Tlioro wore
present the Reverends T.G.Thompson,
Vancouver; T. Scouler, New Wostminstor; P. F. McLeod, Victoria; E.
D. McLaren, Vancouvor; John J.
Jaffray, North Arm; W. W. Wright,
Spalluuichooii; J. Chisholm, Kamloops;
A.liuini, Whannock; R. Jamieson,city;
Ross, Chilliwack; and Miller, Nanaimo. Tho elders present wore Messrs.
McKie,' and J. Flott of Viotoria. After the rending of the minutes, tlio reports of othor presbyteries und the
usual routine business of opening duy
was gono through. To-night there will
be n conference hold in St. Andrew's
Presbytorian church,ti which tho publio aro cordially invited.
Another Interview.
A deputation composed of Messrs.
D. Dockstuader, N. Oliver and J. M.
Wobstor, representing Hanoy and
Wharnoek, enmo down nnd waitod on
tho Hon. Mr. Dowdney yesterduy for
tho purpose of placing before him
tho necessity of tho Dominion government opening up a road from thoso
two centres, to tho vast tract of agii-
cultural land in tho Stnvo Lako Valley.
Mr. Dewdney suid it was the first ro-
quost of tho kind thnt hnd been mado
and ho thought it. was the business of
the provincial govornmont to build this
road; but thu deputation pointed out
that inasmuch as those lauds wero in tho
20-iuilo belt and tho Dominion government was selling both lands uud timber
it should build this rond. Mr.Chislioliu,
M.P., also ncquiesced ill this viow, nnd
the hull, ministor promised to give tho
mattor his consideration and when  in
Victoria soe if something could not be
di/ue by the two governments m ihe
wayof undertaking the work. Thedepu-
tation left well pleased with the courteous manner in which they had been received and the way in which Mr. Chisholm had assisted them. They will at
an early date bring the matter before
llie board of trado and ask that body
to use its influence to open up this
beautiful prairie section of the district.
Miss Cochrane, who has been visiting friends in this oity and Victoria
for some weeks, loft for Kamloops today, via Vanoouvor, whero she will remain a few days.
Guests at the Colonial: W. L. Fagan, Wm. Elliott, Vanoouver; Dr. R.
Morrison, Chas. P. Low, Victoria; J.
Henians, Ashcroft; Cecil Long, England; T. F. Sinclair, Port Haney; P.
H. Smith, JoBeph Page, Vanoouvor.
Rev. Dr. und Mrs. Grant, of Kingston, were in the city yosterday and
gueste at the Queens. Dr. Grant was
invited to remain over and attend the
meeting of the PreBbytery and to lecture on Imperial Federation, but pressing engagements would not permit of so
long a stay.
Hon. Edgar Dewdney, accompanied
by Mrs. Dewdney, left for Victoria
this afternoon, vin. Vancouver. A
large number of Mr. Dowdney's old
friends gathered at the station, and as
tho train rolled out they gave him a
hearty farewell in tho sJiape of threo
ringing cheers.
Guests at tho Quoon's: John Endicott Gardner, Victoria; Rev. Dr.
Grant and wife, Kingston; Robt. Kelly,
Capt. J. B, Ballington, Vancouver;
J. Stevens, Robt. Rankin, Victoria;
Jos. Shannon, Clover Volley; J. F.
Parr and wife, Nevada; W. T. Young,
San Mateo, Cal.; Wm. Roxbury, Montreal; J. D. McDonald, Ottawa; J.
Fraser, San Francisco; R. Roy, Tacoma.
The high position attained and tho
universal acceptance and approval of the
pleasant liquid fruit remedy Syrup of
3?ig8, as tho most excellent laxative
known, illustrate the value of' tho qualities on wliich its success is based and
are abundantly gratifying to the Cal.
Fig Syrup Compuny.
In another column will be found the
supplementary prizo list of the provincial exhibition, whioh will constitute an additional encouragement for
exhibitors and add materially to the
Buccess of the show.
S. J. Thompson, photographer, will
visit the Chilliwack exhibition. Parties wishing photos will doubtless take
advantage of the opportunity.
Bt C. Provincial Exposition
Subscription Fund.
For tho purpose of raising a fund to
contributo towards the patriotic and
worthy objeot of making the noxt annual provincial fair, to bo held in this
city, a grand and unprecedented success,
the undersigned agree to contribute the
sums opposite their respective names (to
be paid into the association or to trustees
competent to receive the same, on or before 0 months from the dnte of the last
provincial exhibition, and to be applied
to preparing exhibition grounds and
buildings iu the city, for increasing tlio
amount offered in prizes, nnd for furthering the exhibition in other ways):
Sharpo is I'alnc, Lulu Island  10 00
L P Eckstein  Ill CO
RW Armstrong „  looo
PeterOrniil  10 00
W O Loye  10 00
KG Strickland  li 00
T Cunninaliam  .10 00
A B Wlnieinutc -  10 00
Annie M .Impies  10 00
J WSexsmllli  SO 00
B Douglas  160 00
Belli A Currie  25 00
W H Tlill.allilonu  15 00
Ogle, Campbell & Co _  20 00
SI IIStltll-riO.NS 1-AI».
Thf. Columbian -.	
W .T Armstrong	
G D llryniner	
Stewart & Gash	
George Turner	
Young A Tertiiuio	
Terhune A Co	
A DesRrisnv	
P Hilodcim	
W C Coatli an .-.	
T M Cunlllii^liuln .-	
A E Rami	
Rev.I H While	
Gilley Brou	
Grant, & Mneltire	
Henderson llros, ChlLllwll.tek	
S H Wobb »	
A  .1 lllll	
Clanil Ham lier.	
V U Glover	
Walker A shadwell.	
Aekermiin llros	
l'l SSeoullar A Co	
Jas Cunningham	
Cnpt A Granl 	
J s Macilonoll	
IIT Bern! A Co	
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- 211 110
- 25 0'
... Ill nl
... 10 00
... 10 00
... 15 Oil
... ill Oil-
... 25 llll
... 25 C3
... 25 Wl
... 10 00
... 20 Oil
... 10-00
... 10 00
... 24 00
... is on
... 10 00
... W 00
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... JO CO
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... io on
... 10 00
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Wholesale ("its Market.
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Pork "
Million "
PotntOeff,new '-
Cabbage "
On lon.1. "
Wheal "
Peas "
Hny. tier ion
Butter (ro>i8) per i
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M till M,
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511 (ii
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| Cordwood i retail) per cord	
Hldosls/iilpor iiio'lb's'.'."	
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Masonic Building, NewWestminster,
B'c- dwtc
Masonic Building,  New Westmin-
ster, B. c. dwmy4te
iOIIIHii l.l>, Uol OLI, ,t JENNS,
BARRISTERS, SOLICITORS, etc.  Offlcea—Masonic Buildings, Now West-
mlnster, and Vanconver, B. C.        dwto
Public, Ae. Offlce in the Hamley
Buildlnj;, Columbia St., opposite the Col-
onial Hotel.       dwau2tc
JOSEPH E. GAYNOR, 11.A. 1.1,.II.
GOLD MEDALIST of tho University of
'he High Court of Justice, Ireland. Oillces,
Corner McKenzie A Clarkson Sts., New
Westminster, dwfe21tc
ARCHITECT.  Offlce-Corner Mary and
Clarkson Sts., Westminster,   dwto
nnd   DRAUGHTSMAN.      Hamley
Bloek, New Westminster.        dwau28to
Bolts, four to seventeen feet, long.—'
Apply to
In tlits Supreme Court of British Columbia.
In the Matter of the Goods of William
Mooiie Cawpiiell, Deceased.
nil persons indebted to William
MooiikCajii'Iihli.. laic of Sumas, In tho
District of New Westminster, deceased,
are requested to pay the amountof their
indebtedness lo the undersigned at New
Wostmlnster forthwith, and all persons
having a claim against the estate of tho
-said deceased are required lo furnish particulars thereof, duly verified, within one
month from this date-
Dated the 3rd day of September, a.d.
Solicitors for l'lUenicCAMPiiELL,
sel-dwl-wt-1 Administratrix.
TOYS,, Etc, Etc.
N. R^-Dolicrty Organs sold at
50 per cent, off list prices, for cash.
Columiia St,, Not Westminster.
A Pleasing- Sense of Health
and Strength Renewed', and
of Ease and Comfort
-follows tbo uso of Syrup cf ESgs, as it
ucta gently On tiio
Kidhu'ys, Liver @ Bowels
Effectually Cleansing tha System wnsn
Costivo ur Bilious, Dispelling
Colds. HeAifceho::- and -vers
and pewiianeutiy ciiriny
without weaTcenlng-orfrritittl - \ thoor-
p*an3 0nu*]ui-h itiaefct
SjfdrGaloifi 700 T)«tHM "by-nil | - vllng
HASrPAatlUJJ C-ilii DY ifi '
Sak Fimhctsco. Cat.
w' &■'_-■■ &
'. vill sell by public nuctlo
UUW.   •:■
Whsa Brty ww tick, ws gave her Caolwlo,
When aho wsa a Child, she oricd for Cantoris,
When Bho became Miss, she clang to Castoria,
Wow tli»li»4Cliliai»n,sheg»v«UiomCutorii
Threshing   Machine
Machino, nearly new, for snlo cheap.
Separator and horse-power complete, on
trucks.—Apply to
\vjly3ui2 Nortii Arm, B. 0,
W'   .   .    I . .  m   ,
Somo Thoroughbred, iiolh, , i.t '■•-■ >nml
Calves, New Milch Cows, Work Oxen.,
Boof Cattlo, two-year-old Dairy Heifers,
One pair of Blacklmwk fon-*-year-olct
(.'nils (lnitfgy team), besides other horses
(broken) and colts (unbroken),
— All 2SS O —
Two-Wheeled Cart, (now), Second-hand
buggy, Five Uuckboards, Eour Bain
Wagons, and lots of othor arilcies, too
numerous lo mention.
ilwselotd Auctioueor, VOLUME 34.
NO. 37.
An IniereHltnii  Special Description of
These MagnMcciit Hills Ho Far as
I'onitruetlon hns Progressed.
To those who are interested in the
welfare of this province, and more particularly lumbermen, a visit to tho new
Hobs McLaren Mills will amply repay
them for the time spent in makinE it;
but to thoBO who have not the opportunity a description of the mill and its
surroundings may be of interest.
The oompany have started out with
the intention of building a modern
mill with all the improvements known
to mill mon of the present day, and
sparing no expense. When it appeared
to the proprietors thai a liberal expeu-
dtiure of monoy would ultimately bu
to the advantage of all concerned,
starting out with this idea in view, it
maybe easily surmised the work is
being dono in a solid and substantial
But in ordor that thoy might be
fully assured that tlieir ideas would be
carried out to tho letter tiiey placed
the superintendence of their affairs in
charge of Mr. Isaao Kendall, of Ottawa, a gontlomau who has had long
and successful experience in mill building and operation on the Ottawa river.
To him belongs the honor of initiating
the design of the mill proper. His
chief aim seems to be to secure the
greatest possible amount of strength
from all material brought into use by
the workmen, and excellence of workmanship is a sure passport to his favor.
To Mr. F. W. McCrady, mechanical
engineer, of New Westminster, is entrusted the drawing uf plans and laying
of designs, aud a more competent or
thorough man in his branch of business
would be hard lo find. His opinion
of an intricate piece of machinery is
an authority in British Columbin, liis
decisions being seldom questioned; to
meet him is a pleasant treat. We
would recomend mill' men to make his
There are in all about one hundred
workmen engaged in the work of construction, the greater portion of them
being millwrights and carpenters. The
charge of tho skilled workmen is entrusted to Mr. John Wilson, of Muskoka, a man well skilled in mechanical
trades. He seems to have won the respect of all the employees, judging
from the ready and willing way in
which they obey his commands. This
gentleman has had charge of large enterprises of this kind in the eatt, and
has established a reputation there beyond question. Mr. John McLaren
in person takes charge of the finances
and bookeoping, and devoteB liis entire time to the management of his
department, whioh is no sinecure
A full description of the mill and the
buildings in connection would take
up too much space for an article of
this kind, but we will endeavor to give
a brief history uf tho concern and a
general idea of tho magnitude of the
enterprise. The company originated
in the Ottawa \ alley, and is composed
of some of the wealthiest and most
successful business men there. These
gentlemen visited the coast and took
up timber limits of vast extent in the
New Westminster, Chilliwack, and
other districts, and after mature consideration decided to locate one mill on
the banks of the Fraser Biver, about
three miles up the river from New
WestminBter. There they have purchased a block of four hundred acres
of land.
At the time of purchase the land
was lying almost in a state of nature,
but the visitor to-day will find it well
cleared and improved. The location
seems peculiarly well adapted for mill
purposes, about one half of it being a
level prairie. This will furnish ample
room for a lumher piling ground, railway convotiieiir.es, stores dwellings,
and other uuxilisry buildings, whicli,
we learn, it is the intention of the
company to erect ns soon as the mill
proper is thoroughly finished, and in
operation, nmong them being a shingle
mill and sash and door factory.
The foundation of the mill is laid un
piles, the number of them being seemingly beyond coiuputwtiou—the boiler
house alune having more than six hundred in its foundation. On theie are
laid timbers fifteen inches n|inre and
seventy-six feet ldig. being the width
of the mill. Across these, for the
whole length of the mill—lour huu
dred imd fifty fuel—are plueed five
rows of streak sills; theso carry the
posts (for the lower storey), one hundred and eighty in number, lliey being
of tho same sized timber ns the plif.es
and sills, and fifteen feet six inches
long. They are brno.-d mid toe-brae, d
in every oouooivuble iiiiiuner, md seeio
well able to enrry tha upper storey,
where the heavy inaehiiiiii') will   run.
This storey i.. a iu del Inr null men;
the end down the ri.er is open oo
three sides for 7li feel, and is supported by a beautiful systsui of iruaa work,
which appears amply ablti to support
any weight that may be placed upon
it. In.'tact, the wholo roof (which is
covered with iron) is a complete trus".,
the principil rsfters being 10 inches
by twelvo, with braces running up
from the beams and truss rod. running
through iu different places to make an
additional support to the beams below.
On the west end tho sorting sheds
will bo built, dimensions 04x80 fooi,
running out on ench Bide of the mill
and built up to its full height, making
the whole building appear like tho letter J.
Tho mill machinery will lie all of iho
most improved kind, Mr. Kendall Jinv-
ing travelled over tho greater part of
Canada, Michigan, and the west to inspect mills in those 'localities, nud hus
adopted all improvements which he
considorod would bu of advantage here,
and Borne of his own Inventions will bu
brought into use for the, first timo and
will bo snnio'.hint; unique when applied ns n labor saving machine. Tho
saws "ill consist of one twin olroular,
with saws72 inches each in diameter,
one gang capable of sawing a piece of
timber four feet Bquare, and a Jand
saw, the first yet introduced in F.tHiBh
Columbia. These will be fed by ■ steam
feed, and the lumber will be nandled
by live rollers. All refus j will be
burned in nn iron furnace of. mammoth
proportions, its diminsi ons being,
hoight 145, diameter ii feet. The
motive power mill consists of three
engines, with cylinder.* 24x30 inches
oach, and ten steel boilers, encli 14 feet
long, sixty-inch sholi and 84 three-inch
tubes, combined capacity 600 horsepower. The boiJer house is of stone,
size 40x76 feet—thn foundation resting
ou piles, nud each pair of boilers resting on a separate foundation.
The machinery building will be fire
proof, and is entirely detatched from
the mill frame. The shafting, pulleys,
and small machiuory will be made and
(hushed in the company's machine
shops, they having now in operation
onu large planer, one turning lathe,
two drills, and one bolt cutter. This
machinery was^made by John Bertram
Ss Co., Dundas, and the mill machinery by Wm. Humflton&Son, of I"eter-
The oompany have (already commenced grading their siding from the
C. P. R., whioh will have switches
running to all parts of their yard and
along the rivor front, furnishing them
au outlet for their lumber by rail, as
well as by ocean. They expect to
have everything complete and in operation by February 1st, 1890, nnd then
the visitor wilt see the handsomest,
best built, and most complete mill on
the Paciiic coast, if not in  tho world.
To Authorize the Sale of Lands within
the District of Surrey upon which
Taxes have been due and in arrear for
two years.
all lands within the District of Surrey upon which taxes have been due and
in arrear for two years shall bo sold and
the proceeds applied in the reduction of
such taxes;
Be it knacted, therefore, by the Reeve
and Council of tbe Corporation of the District of Surrey:
1. The Assessor and Collector of the Corporation of the District of Surrey Is hereby
authorized and directed to submit to the
Reeve of the Corporation of the District of
Surrey a list in duplicate of all the lands
upon which there shall bo at the time of
the passing of this By-law unpaid Municipal taxoa ln arrear for the period of two
years prior to tbe passing of this By-lnw
with the amount of arrears against ench
lot 'set opDoslte to the samo; and the
Kce've shu'il authenticate such lists by
affixing the seal of the Corporation aud
his signature, and one of such lists shall
be deposited with the Clerk of the Corporation and the other shall be returned
to the Assessor and Collector with a warrant thereto annexed under tbe hand of
the Reeve aud the seal of the Corporation
commanding him to levy upon the land
for the arrears due thereon with bis costs.
2. It shall not he the duty of the Assessor
and Collector to make enquiry before
effecting a sale of land for taxes to ascertain whether or not there is any distress
upon ibe land nor shall he be bound to
enquire iuU) or form any opinion of the
value of the laud.
3. The Assessor and Collector shall prepare a copy of the list of lands to be sold
and shall Include therein in a separate
column a statement of the proportion of
costs chargeable on each lot for advertising and for the commissions authorized
by tbis By-law to be paid to him, and
Bhall cause such list to be published in
some paper In the District of New Westminster for a period of one month preceding such intended sale.
4. The advertisement shall contain a
notification that unless the arrears and
costs are sooner paid he wltl proceed to
sell the lands for the taxes on a day nnd
at a time and place named in the advertisement.
5. TheAssrssor and Collector shnll at
least three months before the time of sale
also deliver to or deposit ln the Post Oflice
to tlie address of the owner of such properly whicli is to be sold for taxes ns
aforesaid or to the agent of such owner, a
notice in writing of the amount of taxeB
due nud Lhat tbu property It- to bo sold for
arrears so due, and fn case the address of the owner or agent is unknown a
notice to the same ellect shnll be posted
upon tbe laud Intended to be fold; and
shall nlso nl lenst three months before
the time of .sale post a notico similar to
the above advertisement In some convenient and public places, that ls to say, at
the Municipal Hall, Surrey Centre.
«. The day of sale shall be tbe second
day of December A.D-, 1889, at the Municipal Hall, Surrey Centre, and shall begin
at twelve o'clock noon.
7. If at time appointed for the saleof
the lands no bidders appear the Assessor
und Collector may adjourn the sale from
time to time.
8. If the taxes have not been previously
collected or if no one appears to pay the
game at the time and place appointed for
the sale the Assessor and Collector
Bhall sell at Public Auction so mueh
of the land as may be sufficient to
discharge the taxes and all lawful
charges incurred ln and about the sale
and the collection of the taxes, selling tn
preference sueh part as he muy consider
best for the owner to sell first; nnd In
offering such lands for sale It shall not be
necea-mry to describe partlculaily the portion of the lot or section which Nhuil be
Hold but It will be sufficient to say tbat he
will sell so much of the lot or section as
shall be necessary to securo tht) payment
of the taxes due and the nmount of taxes
stated In the -advertisement shall tn all
cases be prima facie evidence of the correct, amount due.
li. If tbe Assessor und Collector falls at
such sale to kcII mh-Ii land for the full
amount of arrears of the taxes due he
shnll ul such sali> adjourn the samo until
n day to be publicly named by him, not
earlier than on* week, not latei tban
throe months thereafter; he shnll givo
notico by advertisement in the paper in
which the original notice wns advertised,
of Ritoh adjourned sale, and on suoh day
lie shall sell such lands for any sum he
can reullsse and shall accept such sum as
full payment uf suoh arrears of Inxott.
In. If the purchaser of uny property or
piiruo) of i.md fails Immediately to pay
to t.lw Assessor and Collector the amount
of ihe purchase money tlie Assessor and
Collector shall forthwith again put up the
property for sale.
ll. Immediately after every sale the
Assessor and Collector shall return a list
of the arrears satisfied hy sueh sale to tbe
Ultei'lt ol mt toi|ioi'iitlou and shuil uL Lhe
same time pav In the proceeds of such
Miiin to the snld Clerk.
i , Tin- Assessor find Collector after sell-
Ing any laud fnr mot shall givo a certificate under his hnnd to tho purchaser,
matin if distinctly what part or proportion,
as the case may be, of the land and whnt
intnrosttberein has been sold, or stating
what, whole lot, section or estate has beeu
so sold and describing the same, and also
stating the quantity of bind, the sura for
which It lias been sold und tho expenses
of '-ale: ami farther stating tbat a deed
conveying tho snme to thepmi-haseror
liis assigns according to the nature of tho
estate or Intorest sold will be executed by
him mul the Reeve on his or their de-
maud at any time after lhe expiration of
one year from the date nf the certificate,
if tho bind he not previously redeemed.
]:<, The Asso-mor and Collector shall be
putllle-i to twelve per centum commission
up-.m the ,-iiuii:' collected by hlm uu aforesaid.
li This By-law may be cited for ail pur-
noses h-h a Bv-law to authorize tho sale of
lands for taxes (dellnquentand in arrear
/ui- two years previous to the pitsslng of
Mill! By-lnw) within the District of Surrey,
Passed tho Municipal Council and tlie
seal uf th-*! Curuur.il.km appended hereto
this third day of August, 1880,
fI(il Reevo.
\'"*■ i   Hrnry T.Thhift,
-r-- C. M. 0. wau21ml
for Infants and Children.
' "OMtwriilsMwrtatoptedte-MdwiiUiat I CMtorta cures Oolle, Constipation,
m^O»«ort*»,Brooiajf»,!,.t.   | WttEouJtaSurfowm-rita-da.
Tm Cm-rrlva, Coraurr, Tl Murray Street, N. Y.
Jas. Ellard s Co
Are Now Opening
Ladies', Misses' and Children's
Mantles, Cloaks and Jackets.
Pell, Rice Coil-spring sMaugMan
Democrat and Express Wagons!
ff§T The Best and Cheapest Rigs ever offered for sale in
British Columbia.*^
,w„p5i.     XleicL db Ourrie.
Practical Watchmaker, Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
A full line of Spectacles & Eyc-Klasses in steel, rubber, silver arc «u,l
frames.   The fineBt Pebbles made, $4 per pair; all sights suited.
Speoial attention given to PINE WATCH REPAIRS. Having learm... thu
business thoroughly from some of the finest Horologers in England, and since then
managed the watoh-repalring departments of a few of the best firms on the continent of Amerioa, is a sufficient guarantee of good workmanship. Formerly mann
ger for nearly 8 years of the well-known firm of Savage ft Lyman, Montreal.
Mon'tbeai, Dec, 1887.—Mr. F. Crake.—Andw. Bobertaon, Esq., Chairman of
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, saves "I nover found a Watchmaker who did so
well f or me aB you did when in Montreal, and I am sorry you are not here to-day.
The Oolumbian Printing Establishment has first-okss faointies for
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Heads, Circulars.
Cards, Envelopos, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Dodgers,
Prioe Lists, Asc. Prices will be found an low as ot any other officii where
first-class worfe is done.
CCThey are not only made of the
Choicest Tobacco but they are of
Home manufacture, and should be
patronised by all good citizens.
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
Farmers, Attention!
Chilliwack, B. C.
31 Farm Wagons.
18 Buck Boards.
1 Span well matched 4-ycar old
Black Horses.
3 Single Driving Horses.
« Cows and Calves.
10 Head Steers.
1 Trotting Wagon.
US' A Full Line of Cooking Stoves,
Heating Stoves, Tinware, Hardware,
Groceries, Dry Goods, Notions, Crockery k Stoneware, Clothing, Hats k Caps,
Drugs, Farm Implements, House Furnishings, Furniture, nnd the Largest Line
of Boots and Shoes above Westminster
and the most Complete Stock of General
—' IN
Lorators, Harris
sz co.
Real  Estate,
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and Lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Business relating to
Real Estate.
London Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Firo Insurance Oo. of
London and Lancashire Life Assnr.
ance Co.
Canton Insurance Offlce, Ld. (Marine)
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St., Victoria
gAH-HTnur xt *—T.*Fl
(Lath of England)
Corner of Churoh and Columbia Streets,
rWSatlBfaotlou guaranteed.     dwfe7to
10 Clinpel Walk, South Castle St., Liverpool, England.
3 Blink Buildings, Columbia street, Now
Westminster, B. O.
Shipping and Commission
*        AGHEi-Jsr-a-'fs,
General Wholesale Merchants & Importers
Any description of Goods Imported to
order and Custom nnd Ship Broking
transacted. Latest Freight nud Mnrket
Quotations. dwnu2tc
Fruit Trees,
Ornamental Trees,
Small Prima,
Ami GAKOKN HToCK oh 'hunt! In great
Everything flrst-olttsu mul furnished fn
goud Bhape.
ttt,Send 15 ets. for valuable 80-piige Descriptive Catalogue with fi heautlful colored plutes,   Price Lists sent, free.
dwdeMtc Port Hammond, B. C.
Plants for Sale!
all tho lending vnrlolles of
Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries,
Sll ALL nil 1 is of every dcsorl nUqn.
Bouquets. Wreath* nnd Crosni's mnde
to order.
Cos. Columbia aho Church Sts.
New Westminster, Brit. Col.
Monuments, Headstones & Tablets
In Marble or Granite of Best Quality.
N. B.—Just received—the flueRt assortment of Scotch llrnnltt' -lloltiimrnls ever
seen n British Columbia, which will be
sold at prices putting competition outof
the quest Inn.
Beal Estate Brokers and
Financial Agents.
ConfccterftUon Lit* Aaioclattim ot
Royal and Lancashire Fire Imuran-* e Companies*
m»mValuable Lots for sale In the City
and District of WeatmlnBter; and choice
Lots in the City of Vuncouver.
Persons wishing to buy or sell city or
rural property should communicate with
Oillces: Bank of B.C. building, opposite
nost offlce, Westminster, and Hastings St.,
Vancouver. ' dwnplfllc
mt-m couiiovA stukkt,
Importers nud DealerB iu
Puyallup Nursery I
Grown In the famous Hop Region of Puyallup and White River Valleys.
*<=>, OVER ONE MILLION «=£>(*
TONS of Grass and Clover Seed.
TONS of Cholco Seed Potutoes (lultlnds)
TONS of Choicest Vogetnblo Seeds.
:  . SEASON 1889 « 1800	
Enough for Donlers.  Enough for PlMitm
New rovlBed List and Prleen Just out,
Don't fool yourtelf by not sending for il
immediately und lonrn whnt Is grown nnd
to bo hnd close at home. Catalogue free
to nil. J. M. OISMI.
wJeSinS Puyallup, Wnsh. Tor.
Mary Street, New Weslminster, B.C. j
ITki.hpuosk Nu. S.5.1
14 G1M!; IMS--, HjUIFftX. EN LAND'
London aad Lanuasnlrc Fire and
Urltlah Umpire  Life  Inmrance
Kew WeBtmlnster Building Sooiety.
Aocountanl'i Offioo, Dloetfle nf IV, W.
Oily ABilltors, JHJO, IHK7 and 1SS«.
and otlinr monetary transnctlous.
Hnvo aeveral good Investments on tliolr
books, and nil new comers will do woll to
call before doing business elsewhere,


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