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Weekly British Columbian,
Wednesday Morning, Dee. 11, 18811.
It Boeins to be very generally felt,
the -world over, that humanity is on
the eve of a great revolutionary
movement, which will eclipse in its
consequences the effects produced by
every other politioal, economical, or
military upheaval this planet has
yet witnessed. How tho change is
to come about, what are tho forces
to cause it, and how much of the
old order can survive the testing
time, are questions which are being
more or less hinted at, and not infrequently openly discussed by
writers and thinkers who have deservedly earned the respect of their
fellows. Not very long ago an
American millionaire of keen perception, after a lengthened stay in
Europe, openly avowed that he
would not give twenty years' purchase for any lot of real estate in
the world. His opinion, based on
what he had seen, was that the security of the land was anything but
good, that forces were at work, in
his opinion, which would so modify
and alter the tenure of property as
to make it insecure as an investment.
There ia a large number of thinking
persons whose ideas are very vague
as to whither the world is drifting,
but who yet perceive that mankind
is on the eve of very momentous
Mr. Stead, of the Pott Matt Gag-
ette, is of opinion that the new order
of things will be distinctive in three
particulars. He sayi "the raoe that
will dominate this planet will apeak
English." And he has reason on
his side. Mr. Gladstone has calculated that in the year 2000 the
United States alone will contain a
population of at least five hundred
millions, and an American of authority calculates that the British
colonies will by that time, at the
present rate of progress, have 176,-
000,000 souls, all English speaking.
One hundred years hence, if we may
- judge from the past, the world will
contain more English-speaking peo
pie than thoso who speak all the
other European languages put together. With theso facts facing us
it requires little foresight to understand that the laws, customs, literature, and habits of self government
so characteristic of English-speaking nations must predominate. The
second great faot is that the world
is becoming inoro socialistic. The
free nations of Europe are openly
so, as witness the triumph of the
dookors in thoir recent strike.
Powor has passed into tlio ranks of
tho masses, nnd they nro only now
beginning to roaliso the fact. Let
us hope thoy will realise, too, that
It's well to luwo a giant's powei*
It's tyrannous to uso it liko a giant.
Demands for a complete change in
the laws relating to land are the
most urgent questions with which
statesmen have to deal to-day in
Europe. People have not the faint
est conoeption of the immense pro
gress revolutionary theories like
George's lmve made on the otber
side of the Atlantic, and whether
these theories are true or false,
statesmen will before many years
aro ovor have to make clear. In
Russia and Germany an iron despotism only keeps the will of the
peoplo in abeyance. This despotism
cannot last forever, and signs are
not lacking that its day is nearly
run. The last characteristic of the
coming revolution, Mr. Stead holds
to be, the fact that at last woman is
to be placed on an absolute equality
with man.
That womon is in tlm future to
exercise the rights hitherto supposed to belong to thu male is, wo
believe, generally ujknowletlged;
but will woman be ready to accept
equality, pure and simple? Will
she be prepared to take the responsibilities as well ns tho privileges!
If she will do this, man has not
very much cause to object, for he
will simply have to fight the buttle
of life on equal chances ; but if woman claims to exercise the privileges,
leaving the responsibilities to the
other portion of tho race, then the
great "female fact" becomes more
serious and complicated. Hitherto
nearly whatever woman has touched
she has handled equally well with
man, but it remains to be seen, nnd
before many years will be put to the
practical test, whether tlie gentler
portion of our raco can take pnrt in
publio life without clanger of degradation. To us it seems that, with
the terrible array of class against
class which must soon be brought
about in Europe at least, there is
necessity for a milder element than
has yet appeared. Is woman to
play this role in the future history
of the world 1
Will be Given a Grand Banquet on
Tlieir Return from the Dark
Continent to England.
The Troubles in Crete Break Out
Again and Frequent Fatal
Riots Occur.
Evidence is Closed in the Cronin
Case and Argument for the
Defence Begins.
Jules Verne sent Mr. Phinens
Fogg around the world in eighty
days, and now the New York IForM
proposes to show that the trip can
be made in even less time. On Thursday, Nov. 21, "Nellie Bly," a lady
member of its staff who has performed several sensational journalistic
feats, started for Europe with instructions to make the circuit of the
earth in seventy-five days. She
will not be without a rival, however,
in this novel race against time, for
the Cosmopolitan Magazine, having
got wind of its cot mporary's plan,
dispatched one of its lady contributors on the following day on a similar
errand with only half an hour's notice. This lady has taken the western routo across the continent and
she is limited to seventy-two days.
Tho proprietors of the two publications have a wager of $1,000 on the
There is one brave little  woman,
says an exchange, who deserves to
be made an  exception of by  the
anti-woman suffragists, and to whom
the American people, without a dissenting voioe, might afford to accord
the suffrage  or  any  other privilege she sees fit  to  claim.   She is
the wife of Oaptain E. S. Etheredge,
of the schooner Spotless, which was
wrecked off Oape Hatteras a short
time ago.   The  captain and crew
prepared to abandon the vessel, but
the  little  woman  protested   and
argued them into tho adoption of her
idea.   The men were lashed to tho
pumps, weak  and  exhausted, and
she, wrapped in her husband's oil
skius, walked the deck of the   sinking vessel, carrying food and drink
to the  men.   Her   husband  also
finally failed from weakness, and she
begged to be allowed to take his place,
but the  sailors, inspired by her
courage and example, recovered their
energies nud redoubled their efforts.
Half a dozen times, as they admitted
after their rescue, they became  discouraged and would have given up
but for her.   She found a few potatoes and cooked them,   While she
was doing so the vessel rolled heavily
and she was compelled to recline on
a sofa and hold  the  stove  in   its
place.   Within a few hours  thereafter they were sighted by a   passing steamer and rescued.   But for
the heroism nnd  practical common
Bence of this glorious  woman they
would all   have  found  a   watery
grave.   Tho question is, dons   Mrs.
Ethorcdgo  want  to  voto?   It  is
ducats to mustard   seed   that she
thinks sho cun make hotter uso of
her timo.
Job printing of all kinds neatly done
at tlio Columiiian oilice,    Prices will lio
fount! as low as at anv other offioo in
I the provinco —A th.
deserve it all. .
London, Dee. 4 —Stunloyand Eniitjj
Pasha will be leudored n banquet By
the Royal Geographical society on
their arrival here. Sh"uld Smnley
iicuejit'.lho invitation of tho King of
Brussels, he will he entertained by the
burgomaster at u grand banquet t.
whioh tiie delegates ul' the anti-slavery
coiit'eri'iie,*, now in session, will nlsii be
invited. On llie day following, a gala
performance will lie given in his honor
at, lhe opera. Stanley will be the
guest of the lung during liis stay in
Paiiis, D.o. 4 --A despatch to the
Temps from Zanzibar announces that
Stanley huu arrived nt Bagumayo.
London, Dec. 4.—Advices from
Crete, via Athens, say trouble has
broken out aiiam. There liavo been
eonilicts between soldiers and citizens,
and live soldiers were killed in ono of
these liyliin and three gendarmes in
Lonuon, Doc. 4. —Tlie British str
Auonua, and Chineso Btr. Kingpni,
coll'did at Hong Kong to-dny, and
both had to be beached to prevent
thein finking.
Manchester, D_o. 4.—The liberal
federation to day approved tbe resolution to demand urgency nt tho coming se-isiiin of parliament, to reduce
the qualifying period uf residence for
voting tu three months, tor compulsory
powers to acquire allmments tor the
abolition of dutb-i on tea.coffee and cocoa, fur a direct popular voto on tho
liquor traffic question nnd fur the dis*
establishment uf the church of England. Mr. Uladstune, speaking at the
reception at the town hall acourded
him by the citizens uf Manchester, regardless of party linos, dilated upon
tho valuo uf municipal institutions;
thoy were unions: the best guarantees.
parnell's absence.
London, Doc. 4.—There is a growing belief among thoso who know Parnell well that he bas gone to America.
For somo time pant reports have been
cabled to this country regarding tho
financial condition of his mother, who
lives in New Jersey, in the United
States. Some of these cablegrams
were of a mnsi harrowing description,
and represenied Mrs. Parnoll ns living
iu abject poverty m n pour wretohed
house not fit to shelter anyone. These
reports caused Pnrnell a great deal of
anxiety nnd annovnnce, for he had
tuken great intorest in his mother's
estate, which is in litigation, and it is
nuw believed ho has gone to America.
Hambiiko, Dec. 4.—Tho str. Itsly
for Baltimore has put back with a
broken shaft.
London, Doc. 4 —Gen. Boulanger has
sublet his Parisian residence with the
provision that he shall be allowed to
take possession again at any time without extended preliminary notice.
London, Deo. 4 —It is reported thtt
the brewers at Burton nn Trent are
about to strike. A mass meeting has
been called and it is supposed that a
formal demand on the master brewers
will then bo made.
London, Doc. 4.—A Spaniard who
died recently iu a Buenos Ayros hus*
pitol is roported to havo confessed that
he was nn accomplice in the murder uf
General Prim, nud that anothor accomplice is still living in Mexico.
Paris, Dec. 4.—L'Atorite says that
an English company has applied for a
concession to build a bridge across the
English channel.
Chicaoo, Deo. 4.—In the Cronin
trial this murning Mr. Donahoe commenced his argument ior the defence.
Ho said he wuuld pay particular attention only to lhat part of the case relating to O'Sullivan and Kunze.
Boston, Deo. 4—Admiral Walker,
commanding the squadron uf evolution,
said to*d»y: We may possibly be ready
to start on Thursday fur Luropo but
if not, we shall start shortly befure
Saturday. We shall certainly uot start
uut on Friday. Although not participating in tho superstition myself, thore
is an old suporstiiion among sailors
that Friday brings bad luok. Should
we sail ou that duy and meet with nu
accident the superstition would be
Reading, Oal , Dec. 4. —Tho overland train from Portland duo last niglit
nt 7:30 hns not arrivod yet, being do-1
layed by slides and washouts. We
were visited by a hen. y thunder storm
last night which caused the streams tu
rise very high nnd land slides are numerous. The nortb bound overland is
held here.
four KILLED.
Wilkesbarrk, Pa., Dec. 4.—An
accident occurred at tho old depot of
the Jersey Central It. It., this morning. Four men were st Hiding between
twu tracks awaiiing the train for
Ashloy, where they nro employed in
the machino shops. The passenger
nnd freight tram pulled up at the
doput ntiuut tho same time, and just as
the mon were about to board the train
a projectini! timber from the freight
car struck them and knocked them under the wheels.
Pittsburo, Pa., Dec. 4.—Tho cas-
bound express train on the Peiiiisylv*,*
uia Railroad ran into a freight"train
near Greonsburg this morning and several cars were wieekud, the enutlies
smashed, and a dozen persona injured,
some fatally. The accident wai caused
by nu open switch. Engineer Brown,
of tho freight train, hud lioth hia legs
broken, wns out nu the head, and seriously injured internally.- Elinor
Myers, fir. man ou the Freieht, was fatally scalded. Eimineei' Daley, of tho
duy express, wuh ternhlv burned and
will probably dio; Geo. Gray, fireman,
was badly crushed, hut may live. Bag*
gagemaBter Burkcholder was liadly
bruised, and Geo. Sayer, a passenger
to Lancaster, h-d his head cut. Saml.
Finr, of Pennsylvania, received a deop
cut on his head, and Dr. Kline, of
Greensburg, was slightly injured. The
passengers wero panic stricken,
rooii old JEfF.
New Orleans, Dec. 3.—Jefferson
Davis has grown slightly weaaer since
yesterdny. He still refuses nourishment nnd his friends have given up all
hope of his recovery but do not expect his end for several days yot.
"on the uiiEP of norman's woe "
Gloucester, Mass,, Dec. 3.—A
fishing boat in which wero Chas. Huyt,
.Iiihn Eatcholdor and Robt. Bridges,
capsized off Norman's Woe this morning. Hoyt and Batcheldor who belonged to New Hampshire, were
drowned; Bridges was rescued by a
passing vessel.
New York, Doc. 3.—The barque
Christian Schtiver.frotn Buenns Ayres,
reports that yeiterday at Delaware
breakwater she passed two dead bodies;
one being the body of a man, floating
on a life raft; the other that of a woman, floating near the raft with a life
preserver about her. It is not known
to what vessel tbe bodies belonged.
Dover, N.H., Dec, 3.—Early this
morning the 114 inhabitants of Alton
Bay were awakened by an earthquake
shock. Cruckery and glassware were
broke., in many houses. The second
shock was severer than tho tirst and
caused many people to abandon their
houses. The first shock stopped a
number nf clocks at 12:!). The Becond
shock followed in a few minutes. Tho
bell on tho steamer Mount Washington in the middle of the bay was rung
by the disturbance. The shock was
also felt at Alton and Gifibrd,but not so
New York, Deo. 3.—The V. S.
warships Galena and Heat-sage sailed
this morning for Hayti. The Dolphin
hss not received her sailing order?,
but will probably leave to-morrow.
New York, Dec. 3.—T. Samuel
Levi, manager of the Oriental theatre,
113 Bowery, attempted suicide early
thia morning by shooting himself in
the head. The attempt was made
while he was in bed on the top flour
of the theatre building and his wifo
sleeping by his side; the report of the
pistol awoke her and hastily summoning an oflicer, she had Levi conveyed te
an hospital under arrest. He ex*
pressed regret that he had not killed
himsolf. He may recover. Business
troubles and the effects of a lengthy
carouse aro assigned as the cause for
the deed.
London, Dec. 3.—The Manchester
federation adopted resolutions condemning any scheme for land purchase
in Ireland, which entails burdens upon
British tax payers; protesting against
the use of British funds tu endow sectarian colleges in Ireland: approving
the principle of international arbitration and declaring that British policy
ought to be to avoid entanglement in
continental quarrels.
A Washington Cashier Steals $75,-
000 from the Government and
Moves to Canada.
Excitement is Subsiding in Hayti
. and it is Thought the Troubles are Ended.
The Manchester "Examiner" Apologises to Mrs. McKay and the
Libel Suit is Settled.
Washington, Dec. 5.— The cashier
of tlie sergeaui lit arm*, of the In**'
houso of n-)ir,'B*.:iitiitii'08 lias dUuppeu
ud Itis understood lho i*oiuiuitt>e
appointed t' nivestiuaie liis otli.-e
found a shortage of 875,000.
London, Dec. 3,—A tire whioh
broke out thia morning in the large
building at 101 Queen Victoria street,
occupied as general headquarters otthe salvation army, spread to the adjacent buildings and at one timo
threatened a general conflagration; the
flames wore finally got under control,
but the losses were heavy. The salvation . army building is completely
gutted and nn immense stuck of army
uniforms nnd other material was destroyed. The loss will bo seriously felt
as this was tho depot of supply for the
salvation army organizations throughout tho world.
Dr. Cochrane, of Ontario, is slowly
recovering from typhoid fevor in
New York, Dee. 5.—The str. Teutonic arrived this morning. Among
the passengers are Adeline Patti-Nic*
ollin, Mme Nordiero and oihersuf tho
Pntti company.
Chicago, Dec. 5.—Pullman ivus
visited by the most disastrous fire latt
nightsince'85. TenofllikilnBofiiiodry
kiln building of the Pullman shops
were completely swept away liy tlie
llames, including two million feet of
hard lumber. The loss will reach between 875,000 and $100,000. The
lumber was fully insured. The origin
uf the fire is suppused to have been
siiiiHuneeus combustion.
New York, Dec. 5.—The captain of
the ichooner Julia Fowler, from Hayti, Nov. 28th, wliich arrived this morning, snys opinion varies on the island
concerning Hippolyto. It is thought
tho incitement following the election
has subsided, and nothing indicated
trouble for some time at least.
Chicago, Dec. 5.—A large crowd
attended the Crunin trial today. Lawyer Hynes began the argument for
tho state which was listened to with the
utmost attention.
New York, Deo. 5.—Mrs. Oliver
E. Friend, Mrs. Emily Howard, Geo.
Halstead and Orien Halstead, who
with Parson Howard, swindled the
Electric Sugar Company out of thousands of dollars, to-day pleaded guilty
to one nf the three indictments, to
grand larceny in the first degree, the
same on which Parson Howard was con
victed. Tho recorder remanded the
prisoners back to the Tombs pending
San Diego, Cala., Dec. 5.—The
American ship McNcar, coal laden
from New South Wales, reports the
discovery of a shoal east of Pitcairn
Island which does not appear on the
Sacramento, Doc. 5. - Govornor
Waterman has commuted to len years,
the forty years sentence, of J. M.
Josselyn, sent to state prison from San
Francisco in 1883, for participation in
a criminal assault on a feeble woman
who died subsequently from the brutal
Pittsburo, Pa., Deo. 5—The Mo-
nongahela House, the largest hotel
here, located on the corner of Smith*
field and Water streets, is on fire, the
flames going up the elevator shaft, and
it is feared tho entire building will be
consumed. At 2:45 p. m. the entire'
Water street front of the hotel was in
flames, from the fourth story to the
roof, and part of the rear end of the
building is also burning rapidly. The
building it insured for $160,000, and
personal property for 132,000. It is
now believed that the fire is under
later—The hotel is so densely filled
with smoke that it is not known wheth
er all the guests and employees have
got safely out. The fire ii said to have
originated in a room at the front of
the elevator. The porter attempted
to extinguish the flames with a babcock
and the fire gained considerable headway before the department was called
out. A general alarm has been turned
on. It is certain the damage will be
very heavy, if indeed the building is
not totally destroyed, whioh at this
writing appears very probable. At
12:25 o'clock the flames had broken
through tho rear of the hotel, and are
now burning furiously in the buildings
behind. It is thought that no lives are
New York, Deo. 5.—Peter Jackson
is going upon an extended tour through
England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and
London, Deo. 5,—Parnell will speak
at Albert Hall, Nottingham, next
Tuesday. His speech will be a reply
to Salisbury's recent important address
in that oity. Arnold Morley nud Mr.
Broadhurst will also speak.
London, Dec. 5.—The municipal
gas workers of Manchester lodged
notice of nn intended strike, but subsequently withdrew the notice. The
managers refused to accept the withdrawal and locked tho men out.
Blacklegs woro tnken on in placo of tho
locked out men aud are being housed
and fed at the works. The striken:
are in an ugly, menacing mood. _Ra
city was only half lighted last night.
London, Dec. 5.—Viscount Pretax,
the laat prime minister of Brazil under
the empire and expelled un the pn-
clamntion of the republic, has arrives!
nt Toneriffe by way of St. Vincent.
While at the latter place he had a om_-
ference with Dom Pedro. The viscount gives nn account of the revolution which agrees with such details ar.
have been heretofore published.
London, Dec. 5.—The British sUp
King Robert, from Glasgow for 8a_*
Francisco, took firo off Cape Hun,
and was abandoned. All hands wer_-
London, Dec. 5. — The ■ actios.
brought by Mrs. John Mackay againtt
the Manchester Examiner for libel
hus been ainicubly adjusted. The defendants will apologize nnd pay tbe*
costs incurred hy Mrs. Mackay he*
self, or donate money to some charity
at the plaintiffs discretion,
Zanzibar, Dec. 4.—The Stanley int-
peditton arrivod at Mbiki oil Deceib-
ber 1st. All of the Europeans will.
the party were well except Cmnmi»
Bioner Stevens, who is very ill wi_b,
fever. The whole camp is in perfect
discipline. A paity uf Gorman soldiers,
under Lieutenant Schmidt, precede.!!
the party un its journey to eho cm,*,
selecting iti nightly camping grounds.
Stanley and his companions express
themselves in high praise of the Gen-
mans for their kind reception.
London, Dec. 4.—The tory preae-
and tory politicians are indulging in
sneers at the liberal federation's coa*
ference at Manchester on the general,
principle that thu acts of political opponents nre insignificant as compared
with any conservntive movement, aatH
aro especially jubilnut uver the omission of Mr. Gladstone to reveal liis*
home rulo scheme which they pretencB
they expected he would do. This,
omission is interpreted by the tories as
an admission of weakness and by some
is boldly characterized ns nn exhibition
of cowardice, though a similar example
of prudence on the part of one uf the
tory leaders is invariably alluded to aa
a splendid stroke of statesmanship.
The liberals on the other hand are
thoroughly satisfied with the results eS
the conference, and especially rejoice
that Mr. Gladstone refused to show hss*
hand to opponents whoso past reoonS
affurds abundant proof of their readiness to resort to any evtreme to seem**
an advantago even nt the expense _*3-'
the country's welfare aud progress.
Ottawa, Deo. 3.—The provincial;
government of British Columbia has-
forwarded a minute of-council to the*
government asking fur re-arrangement
uf the limits uf the inan-nf war anchorage of Cunst.iioe Cove, Esquimalt.
Hon. Mr. Tupper will report to the-
council ou tho matter.
The terms of tho settlement with,
reference tu the minerals in the railway
belt have not yet been considered hjf
the government.
The minister of inland revenue haa
recently investigated complaints against
certain makers of second class scales*
and hereafter but one class of sods
goods will be plsced on the market.
Lieut.-Governor Royal is as dumb a*
an oyster with reference to the Northwest deadlock.
Dalton McCarthy is here attending
the supreme court. The Equal Bight-
ers are divided as to whether or not be-
should address a public meeting at thia
juncture. ..
The Governor-General and Sir Jobs:
have consented to attend the jubilee*
of Queen's University st Kingston on
the 18th
Special to The Columbian.
Victoria, Doc. 5.—Drake, Jackson
& Helmcken, solicitors for applicants^,
advertise this morning that application
will be made at the next session of tho,
legislature fur an act to incorporate-
The British ColumbiaMills, Timber anit
Trading Co., for the purposo uf acquiring the Royal City Planing Mills Co.
and the Hastings Sawmills Co.
The B. C. Pioneer Society held u
meeting last night and elected the following officers: President, Morrisi
Moss; vice president, Thos. Flewin;
treasurer, John Kurtz; secretary, J.
J.Austin; directors, J. I_.iswen.il.
B. Lovell, P. Steele, J. Wale audi.
Storey; auditor, C. Lombard; physician, Dr. Helmcken. The society's annual dinner will be held at Delmonieo't
on Saturday, Dec, 7th.
Messrs T. W. Patterson Ss W. Hill;
have offered the council another syatem of sewerage, known as the sep-
erato system, for a consideration ol
Arbitrators have nwnrded Mrs. McTavish $250 damages against the city.
The claim nruse through the city damaging her proporty whilst cutting down,
a street. Tho decision will mean •
largo number of other claims against-
tho city for similar and greater diiiiing*
dono other properties.
Tlio Olympian brought 8 carloads of
delayed bonded Canadian freight hus*
evoning from the sound.
Tho wrecked  Idaho  broko   in tvrn
yestorday and is last disappearing, VOLUME 34.
NO. 50.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday .floralug, lire. II, 1889.
■'The council met Monday night at 8
o'clock for the transaction of business.
F(esent--Aldermen .Reid, Curtis,
McPhaden, Cunningham and Keary.
Hi3 worship Mayor Townsend in the
From Jos. Wintemute, asking that
a roud le built to a new workshop
costing six or seven thousand dollars
which he is building above Clarkson
street, and asking that Clurkson street
near tho bridge be put in good repair;
and detailing several of the improvements he hnd made ou the streets at
his own expense.    Received.
Aid. Curtis said that although Mr.
Wintemuto hud done this work without instructions from the council, they
ought lu help him. It would be a
benefit all round if Clarkson streot wns
Aid. Cunningham corroborated Aid.
Curtis' remarks und said Mr. Wintemuto had spent both time and money
on the streets. It was to tho hest interests uf the city to assist such industries as furniture factories, nnd they
ought by nil monns to bo encouraged.
Aid. McPhaden said that although
he admitted the excellence of Mr.
Wintemute's claim to nssistnnco from
the council, he would like to know
where the money was to come from.
Aid. Juques very humorously pointed out the excessive hardship it would
be to allow the next council tu start
off with too big u surplus. Tho surplus "i the United States' treasury was
going to kill that country and we did
not want the next council swamped in
any such manner. Some of the $902
surplus in the eity treasury ought to
bc spent in complying with Mr. Wintemute's reasonable request.
Al.!. McPhaden enquired if there
wns such a surplus as Aid. Jaques had
Alii. Curtis said there was not nor
was there likely to lie. In tlio earlier
purl "f the year he had tried to check
heavy expenditures although with little
success, but in spite of all that he was
in favor of grunting the request of Mr.
Moved by Aid. Cunningham, seconded by Aid. Curtis, thnt the bonrd
of works be instructed to proceed with
the opening of Clarkson street in conformity with tho potition of Jos. Wintemuto.   Carried.
On motion the board of works was iu-
structod to finish the work on Armstrong street.
From Mrs. S. V. Hoff, Aldergrove,
stating that her son had been working
on the Westminster Southern Railway,
but had not received a cent of pay, and
asking the council to'intcfere in his behalf.
On motion the clerk was instructed
to reply that the council had nothing
whatever to do with the matter.
Frum H. C. Chamberlain, asking
street lines of block 10, lot 0, subdivision 19 and 20.
On motion the engineer was instructed to give the necessary lines.
From Jas. H. Whito, askimr street
lines opposite lot 29, block 22, as it
is the intention of the missionary society of the Methodist church to build
a mission church thereon. Received
and request granted.
Fiom A. Harrison Thomas, M. D.,
thanking the mayor for bringing his
former communication beforo the counoil. Received and clerk instructed to
reply to the effect that he had better
meet tho new council,
From W. J. French, stating that
bis fence had been removed during
atreet improvements and never replaced, and holding council responsible
if any damage is done to his property.
Received and filed.
From Davie Ss Bodwell, of Victoria,
stating that they had been instructed
by Thos. Gorrie to inform tho council
that, to save further trouble about the
fings, he would accept 875 in satisfaction of his claim, witliout prejudice to
his right to sue for the whole amount
claimed, nnd tlmt thoy had roceived
instruction to take proceedings for tho,
whule amount if this ofl'er is not accepted. Aid. Jaques said if they
didn't liko to take tlio 840 offered by
the mayor, lot them sue. Received
and filed.
The boards of works and health, i'u-o
andlight, water and se« erage.policcand
finance committees reported recommending payment of various accounts.
All reports adopted.
Tho finance committee reported:
1. That the matter of renewal of
water lot leases of Jas, Wiso and C.
Millard nnd the application of D. McGillivray bo left for the new council to
2. Thnt Waller J, Walker be appointed auditor and that the finance
committee be empowered to arrange
salary for samo.
3 Thnt the city should co-operate
with Vancuuver and other cities of
the province in memorialising the provincial government to so amend sec.
3 irf chap. III. of the consolidated
sta'ut.s of thn province as to exclude
Jft'oiii its provisions the several cities of
the province, relating to personal proporty and income taxes, and that the
olerk be and ia hereby instructed to
toward said memorial.
4. That advertisements for tenders
for railwny debentures be put in botli
local papers and the Colonist for a
week, also in tho Monetary Times,
Toronto, and Journal of Commerce,
Montreal, four issues.       Adopted.
Aid. Reid suggested that it would
be a good move to advertise in some
of tho great English papers, ns from
that country most of the money for
American railroads came.
Aid. Curlii informed tho council
that all the Eti_-lii.il money syndicates
had agents in this country, and upon
the advico of the ngents as to tho reliability of tho enterprise they would
advance nr not advance tho money.
Aid. Curtis also stated that  no  guod
munetary negotiations could be arranged with English capital except
through Oanadiun agents.
The street naming and numbering
by-law was hailed with audible smiles,
but Aid. McPhaden had it ready this
time aud brought it forth, and tho list
of nainos was rend by the clerk. Some
of the names were deemed of the jaw
breaking order, but the majority of
them were thought very suitable.
On motion tho city engineer was instructed to placo them on the map.
H. T. Read & C.„ ?19; Mathers
& Milligan, §38,28; T. J. Trapp &
Co, §159.25; Brunette Sawmill Co.,
8575 92; Thos. Ovens, 8138.90; R.
C. P. M. Co., Oct. aoot.. 81048.00; R.
C. P. M. Co., Nov. aoot., 8858.30; Dr.
McGuigan, 820; Gas. Co., $199.40;
British Columbian, $95.1:0; H. Elliott, $8.50; Z. S. Hall, $2.75; Mr.
Johnson, $12; Dickinson Ss Binnie,
88.50; land registry oflice, $22.25;
Gas Consumers  Benefit Co.,   $15.50;
H. Elliott, $12.25; Arthur Hill,
$750; E. A. Wilmot, $852.42.
Aid. Curtis stated that the residents
of upper Clement street were desirous
uf having that thoroughfare put nt
once into passable condition.
On motion tho board of works was
instructed to move a gang of men from
Jower to upper Clement street as soon
as possible. St. Androw street, from
Pelham street to the North Arm road,
will also bo set in repair.
While they were at it the board of
works nas also instructed to louk after
the Sapperton road near tho new hospital.
Aid. Cunningham gave notice of
motion that nt next meeting of council he would introduce a by-law to authorize this council to pay tho mayor
a rcaaonuble amount for services fuith-
fully rendered since Jiis election to
Council then ndjourned.
Arrival of S g. Abj-Mlnlil.
The steamship Abyssinia, Capt,
George A. Lee, arrived at this port
early Saturday morning after a passage
of just 15 days, bringing 12 bugs of
mail from China and Japan nnd a very
valuable cargo of silk. She loft Hong
Kong nn Nov. 9th, Amuy Ilth, Foo-
ohow 13th, Shanghai 10th, Kobe 21st,
and Yokohama 23rd Novembor at 7 a.
ni. During tlio lirst two days out
strong head winds and heavy seas wero
encountered, but nfter that the wenther wns exceptionally fine with smooth
sea and light, variable winds, in fact,
it wns the finest passage she has ever
made across the Pacific, Cape Flat-
ery was passed last night at 8:20 p. m.
and Victoria was reached about midnight. There were only C first-class
passengers and 35 steerage. Her cargo consists of 2,000 tons, mostly tea
and silk, of which 040 tons is consigned
to Pacific coast points, 450 tons for
Canadian points and 990 tons for tho
eastern Stutes. There are 1,130 baJes
of silk, nearly all of which is for New
York.—Vancouver News.
 _._^ _.	
The Wreck of the Bustler.
Mr. M. Manson and tho crew of the
steamer Rustler have arrived back by
the steamer Clyde from Nelson Island.
Ho gives the following account of the
wreck of the Rustler. The steamer
Rustler was lying at the Nclaun Island
Granite Quarry and only stopped there
about fifteen minutes whon they
discovered they woro fust upon
a rock, the tide having rapidly
receded while they wore lying there.
Captain LaBlanc attempted to get her
off bat the rock held hor fast in this
position and later on as tho tide wont
lower sho lioeled over and tilled with
water, compelling tho crew to leave
hor. Captain LoBlanc then left for
Vancouver to obtain nssiatanco, and
going in he mot Mr. Manson, and together they went back tn the Rustier
in tho stenmer Tepie, with n aoow to
try and get her off. After working
a considerable time they found alio was
completely broken to pieces, and there*
foro a total loss. The Rustler did excellent servico last summer in the trade
between Nanaimu and Texada Island,
where she took many a good prospector
and whore Bhe wns ut times most anxiously enquired for by thom. The
McKenzie Bros.' steamer Clyde left
again this morning for Nelson Inland
intending to take the boiler uud machinery from the hull of the Rustler.
Mr. Mnnson informs us he is not insured ono cent for tho Rustler, and ho
further stntes $0,000 will not replace
her.—Free Press.
An action is pending in the high
court against Petor Graham, an elderly
member of the Ontario legislature for
East Lambton, biought by James Cuu-
deck, of Waterford, one of his constituents, in which it is sought to recover
$5,000 damages from Graham for
alienating the affections of plaintiff's
The celebrated case ot the Jesuits
againBt the Mail for $50,000 alleged
damages, has passed into a new stage.
Hon. Mr. Laflainme and F. C. Smith,
tho Mail's oounsel, have made n motion to amend their pleading by inserting certain special clauses of tho constitution instead of general allegations,
which were argued, and Judge Doherly
took the matter cu dclibre.
Somewhat of a sensation has been
created in Ottawa by the elopement of
Mrs. Colin Campbell, wife of a well
known employe of the militia department with a young lieutenant in the
Princess Louise Dragoon Guards,
Fred. O'Cojiner. Tho husband saw
his faithless spouse take her departure
on the train, but she wuu dumb to ull
his entreaties, Mrs. Campbell is a
largo womnn, nbout 40 yours of age,
while her paramour is perhaps 25. Hor
conduct for yea.a past has boon such
aa t*i orenfco scandal and to excite sympathy for her husband, who married
one grently beneath him in Bum! position.
To the Ratepayers of New Westminster:
Now that the excitement of eloctoral
strife is past, permit me to tonder my
most sincero thanks to the friends who
havo, during the past week, showered
upon me expressions of confidence and
esteem, proving the genuineness of the
same by returning ine at the head of tho
poll for No. 2 Ward. Whether I shall
fit the place or not, tho next twelve
months alone can tell. Be this as it
may, I can assure my frionds and fellow
citizens that they have elected ono who
will discharge the duties of the position
to tho best of his ability in an honest,
earnest and intelligent manner, and that
fear of hia fellow-man enters not into his
composition. I am entirely free to promote the interests of tho city as a whole,
and of tho west end in particular.
With reference to the brilliant and
veracious Church street acrihe, his distinguished notice had at first a maddening effect, from which I quickly recovered witli n laugh—a laugh in which all
who know me joinod; it has not even yet
lost its piquancy. It has boon my intention to relieve that scribe's harrowing
anxiety for a denial as soon as tho contest was over, but he has forestalled mo
by coming out with a retraotion this
morning. He throws up tho sponge and
some bile, and should be feeling lietter
by thia time. 1 gather from his remarks that I may expect to have at least
one fair-minded critic during the coming,
year. Be it so; I accept the situation.
Ihavo been a better friend of our new-
morning papor during ita short existence
than to The Columbian during the paat
five years, and now the ono acts the serpent and the other heaps coals of fire on
my head. Such is life,
C. C. Riciiariis k Co.
MENT the best in tlio market and cheerfully recommend its use.
J. 11. Harris, M, D.,
Bellevue Hospital.
F* U. Anderson, M. D.,
L. It. C. S., Edinburgh.
Jl. 11. C. S., England.
H. D. Wilson, M. I..,
Uni. of l'enii.
The dwelling of John Modler, a
farmor of the third concession of Lnns-
down, South Leeds, Out., was burnod
Thursday night, and Modler lost his
lifo in trying to save his property, aftor having with difficulty saved his
children. The remains, burned crisp,
were recovered from the ruins.
Wholesale City Market.
Beef,   |ier 100 lbs. live weight. 1009 *• *»
Pork              "         7 00(*S 7 60
Mutton          "         8 00 8 BOO
Polntoes.new"        7fi_» 100
Cnbbug-e        "         60 @ 100
Onions          "         1008160
Wheat            "         1608000
OillS               "         100 8 125
Peas               "         1258  I 60
Hay,       per lon     10 oo 814 00
Butter (rolls) por It*  258    HO
Cheese,              "     148     1"
Eggs,      perdoz  .358    40
Cordwood (retail) per cord  3 50 8 4 00
Apples, per box  80 8 100
Hlilos(i_i"n) per 100 lbs  4 008 0 00
"    (ilryl        "          6 llll 6. DOO
Wool, iier lb  0 8    11
Wlon E»V wm sick, -ne jsto lior Castoria,
Whon alio waa a Child, ahe ci-lod for Castoria,
Wlion she became Miss, aho clung to Cutorls,
Wlto ,ai hsd Childron, sho gs r o thom Cutorii
Money to Loan
the System
With that most reliable
motUclne*-Palne's CelerJ
Compound, it purifies the
bloo.!, cures Constipation,
uud regulates tlio liver untl
log i Uo system of all wisto
and dead matter.
Celery Compound
somblnca truo nervo tonic and strengthening
qualities, reviving tho energies and splrlta.
" I haro been troubled lor soino years ivith n
complication ol difficulties. Alter trying va*
rtous remedies, and not finding relict, I tried
Palne's Celery Compound. Ucforo taking one
[ull bottlo tho long troublesome symptoms began to subside, and I can truly say now, that 1
feel like a new man. Digestion has Improved,
and I have gained ten pounds ln weight sinco I
iiave commenced taking the Compound."
Honestuh Stearns, Fclchvillc, Vt.
$1.00. Six for $5.00. At Druggists,
Wells, Richardson & Co.,        Mqktbial.
CAN dyeC£_l
4 Dress, or a Coat, ] Any Color
Ribbons, Feathers, >     F0B
Yarns, Rags, etc.   ) ten cents
ind in many other ways SAVE Money, and make
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lolor.i Ihe BEST and FASTEST lu
things took like NEW, by using 1   .
     "■■ -    simple, quick; tbe
DYES.   The work is easy
'Skt Ibe
  nown.  Ask foi
DIAMOND DYES and take no other.
Toi Gilding or Bronzing Fancy Articles USE
Bold, Sliver, Bronze, Copper. Only io Cents,
By mail to any lady sending us
her post offlce address.
■Molls Richardson & Oo> Houtni)
t./YIIKIsTKl:, SOUO-TOli, Ao. OltlMfi-
) Mii-fpiili' Itullulugi Ni-ii- VViiatniiiisior,
B. O. Uwlo.
«KI1»'!'IUI«0 *■ KCKSTEIK,
Masonlo Building,  New Westminster, B. ('. (lwmy4te
ciiiiuiii J.n, :ti. «:.>u, ._ JENNS,
BARRISTERS. SOLICITORS, etc.  Offices—Masonic Buildings, wow Westminster, and Vancouver, B. C.        dwto
A. C. UllYUONE-J«;«., M. A.,
Publle, ko. Ollloo 111 the Humley
Building, Columbia St., opposite tbo Colonial Hotel. ilwitu2to
C-IOLD MEDALIST ot the Unlverslt. ot
51 llntilin. IIAHRISTKR-ATLAW of
i lie High Court ot Justice, Ireland, Offices,
Corner MoKon.le & Ularkson sts., New
Westminster. dwfeSlto
A. J. HOLMES, D, I). S.,
SURGEON DENTIST. Graduate of the
Ohio College of neiitnl Surgery. In
office with Dr. O. E. I.!. Brown. All work
skillfully performed. Rooms H&C.Bank
.ir II. C, Oolumblu St. liours-S ro 12 u.m,;
1:30 to 0 p, 111. dwdli'Oto
RCHITECT.   Ollloe-Corner Mnry und
I.  Olarkson Sts.,,Westminster,   dwto
ALUKRT J.   1111,1.
nud   DRAUGHTSMAN.      Humley
Block, Now Westminstor.        dwau23tc
Apply on tlio premises.
Ludner'-s Landing.
Nov. II, 1880. wnolSml
1 Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a record of len tn olios of water
for n term'of twenty years, to be taken directly from a stream flowing on or nenr
the east boundary of Lot 12, Block 11,
(suburban), oftho City of Nov-? Westminster, tho sumo to bo used for mannfaoUu'-
Ing purposes in connection with a tannery
now in operation,
By liis Agent, A_.i!-.].T J. Hill,
New Westminstor, Nov. 20,188!).
Land Registry Act.
In the matter of the title to a portion of
Lot No. 100a, Group II., New Westminster District.
tltleof John Coelimne totlie above
hcrcdltameils has been lost or destroyed,
and application lias been mado to mo for
the Issuance of n duplicate thoreof.
Notice Is hereby given tbat I will, at the
expiration of one month from date issue
such duplicate certificate of title, unless
in tlie meantime valid objection bo made
to me tothe contrary In writing.
District Registrar.
Land Registry Oflico, New Westminster,
December Hth, 1881!. wlm.
Samuel Mellard,
Denier In Cutlery, Earthenware,
Books, Stationery and Medicines.
Land Agent, Conveyancer, and
Notary Public.
Agent for "The Columbian."
Post Office Address, Cliilllwlinck.
Notice is Hereby given that
tlio partnership heretofore, subsisting between tlio undersigned under the
fnr.' ninnn of Comerford & McDougall,
Merchant Tailors, has been dissolved this
dny by mutual consent. All uecount.1
owing the late ilrm arc to be paid to J. A.
McDougall, and nil claims against the
salil Arm will bo settled by him.
New West., Aug. 31,1889.
Mr. J. k McDougall
under his ott'n name, at thesamo
store, on Columbia street, next io F.
Crake's. A continuance of the public
putronngois respectfully solicited. Satisfaction guaranteed. UwscSto
Lot enter! Harris
sz oo.
Real   Estate,
Financial Agents
Purchase Sell and lease Property,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact nil Business rotating to
Real Estato,
London Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Flro Insurance Co. of
london and Lancashire Liro Assur*
ance Co.
Canton Insurance Olllcc, Ld. (Marine)
Columbia St., New West'r,
41 Government St., Victoria
Wholesale and Eetail Druggists
Goods, Jackets, Paletots, Dolmanettes,
and Ulsters.
A Large Assortment of MEN'S SUITS
from $7.00.
For the next 30 da)^s we will dispose of
our surplus stock of FIRST-CLASS BUGGIES AT COST PRICE for cash.
Call and secure a bona-fide bargain as
we must make room for a large shipment
ordered from the east.
Pacific Carriage Works,       New Westminster.
"W.   &C   Gr.
Arc now showing a complete line of
Cliristiiiiis Frill.*-._ Table Delicacies, Pickles, Sauces niut
Potted Meats, jMied Shrimps, Lobsters, Bloaters
and Anchovies.    And the most complete stock of
Crosse A BlackwcH's Goods in the Province.   Our
'•Own Brand" of Canadian Hams and Bacon, and
Pure Lard, arrive in Regular Shipments and are
Very Choice.
The remainder of our stock of Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats and
Gentlemen's Furnishings, must be cleared this month, and will be
sold irrespective of cost.    Do not miss this opportunity of securing bargains.
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors,   Frames.   Win.lows*
Mouldings. Balusters.
Blinds. Brackets,
{Railings, Newels,
NO. 00.
Stanley Will Devote the Remainder
of His Ute to Civilizing
Count Den Gives Logical Reasons
for the Late Revolution
in Brazil.
The Dread Influenza has Spread
from Russia to Berlin
and Vienna.
Zanzibar, Deo. 9.—Tolegrapliie congratulations have been received by
Stanley from Queen Victoria, and the
khetlive. At divine service to-day,
on board the man-of-war Turquoise,
Stanley briefly addressed tlio crow. Ho
declared his belief thut the niiiutlo Of
Livingstone had fallen upon his shoulders. His mission had only now commenced. To it he would devote the
remainder of bis life.
London, Dee. 9.—M'iny enses of
influenza have appeared iu liei-lin unci
Vienna, and it is feared the St. Peteis-
burgh epidemic lins spread to those
Losdon, Dee. !).—Chief Williamson,
of the English detective force, is dead.
London, Dec. 9.—An eminent physician reports he knows of only two cases
of influenza in London.
Brussels, Dec. 9.—The anti-slavery
conference has resolved to forward u
congratulatory address tu Einiii and
Zanzibar, Dec. 9.—Emin Bey is
still in a dangerous condition. Symptoms of lung troubles havo developed.
Berlin, Dec. '.) — The Emperor
William and the Gi-.nul Duko of Hesso
visited Worms tu-day to witness tlie
festal drama. The emperor received a
most enthusiastic greeting, uud was
presented by a deputation of workmen
witli an address nnd a laurel wrcalli.
London, Dec. 9.—Joseph Chamber*
lain writes from Cairo expressing tho
opinion that the government ought tn
show a rendineas to tho proposed subsidies in the Gladstone bill.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 9.—The A'owie
Vremya states that an Englishman has
been arrosted nt Sebastopol on a charge
of making sketches of the batteries and
forts of the oity. Documents of a
compromising nature wero found in his
hotel burned.
Amsterdam, Dec. 9.—The Hotel
Suisse was burned last night. Tho
inmates escaped.
London, Deo. 9.—Mgr. Satelli, the
papal representative, has arrived in England.
London, Dec. 9.—Two thousand gas
workers met in a suburb- of London today and adopted resolutions embodying
the grounds of their demands for better
compensation, and declaring their unalterable determination to force a recognition of tlieir rights. It is confidently
asserted that the coal handlers will strike
in sympathy with the gaB workers, if the
latter go out.
London, Deo. 9.—Egypt is now
threatened with an incursion by thirty
thousand Bedouins who have hitherto
maintained an inoffenBivo attitude,
The cause of tho prosent movoment is
the refusal of the Egyptian govt, to
grant certain trivial claims in regard
to land. Though differing widely
(rom the system of land tenure prevalent among nationa which call them-
•elves civilized, the custom of tho Bedouins in regard to land occupancy are
well defined, and any infringement
upon them is bitterly resented. The
Egyptian govt, might doubtless save
itaelf much expense and annoyance
by deigning to study the prejudices
and customs of the children of the
desert, instead of riding rough shod
over them, and acknowledging no
right but force.
London, Deo. 9.—The aotion of the
sultan in banishing Moussa Bey after
that chieftain had been acquitted ao*
cording to the approved Turkish
methods of justice, causes much astonishment here, lt is hinted that the
Parte received strong representations
from the European governments to the
effect that Christendom might domand
international interference if the polioy
of outrage upon Christians was maintained by Moussa Boy, and endorsed
by his acquittal were continued. It is
not believed, however, that tho actual condition of Christians in Armenia
will be bettered by tho disgrace of
Moussa, Outside opinion will bo satisfied for the timo being, and the outrages will go on under other chiefs,
unmolested until matters become bo
bad aB to again challenge tho attention
of the oivilizcd world.
BERiiN,Dec. 9.—The celebrated physician, Dr. Leydan, has been suddenly
summoned to St, Petersburg to attend
the czar, who is suffering with influenza,
Dr. Bergman, the noted laryngologist,
who was one of the attendants upon
the late Emperor Frederick, is quito
ill with inflamation of the lungs.
Berlin, Dec. 9.— Tho JJcituni/atatoa
semi-ollicially that tho roport of a marriago having been arranged between a
Russian princo and tho Princess Margaret of Prussia is untrue. Gossip-
mongers have had a dillicult task in
trying to strino tho right combination
for Princess Margaret und positive
statements havo beon mado bcthroth-
ing her at one time to a Dutch, then
to a Spanish and finally to a Russian
prince. The latter rumor has been
the only one to elicit a denial from
high quarters. Whereat some infer
that the Emporor William resents even
a suspicion of any strengthening of the
ties between Germany and Russia.
Constantinople, Deo. 9.— Moussa
Bey, the Kindish chief, who waa acquitted on charges of outraging the
Christian population of Armenia, has
been exiled with his family to Syria.
The force of gendarmes in Armenia
will be increased with the purpose of
holding the Kinds m check.
Lisbon, Dec. 9.—In an interview
to day Count Deu, son-in-law of Dom
Pedro, said of recent events in Brazil:
The republicans were not numerous,
they profited by tho estrangement of
tho large landowners who were bitter
against the government because of the
immediate abolition of slavery. Mnny
merchants, also conservatives, woro
also iilieunt.d by tlie abolition movement. The republicans industriously
spread tho idea thnt the throne waa
wholly responsible fur tho hastening uf
tho emancipation, whereas this action
was only the iugieal i'iiii3Uintiiatiini of a
policy extending bnck many years, and
which had received the support uf all
classes. Meanwhile tho nrmy had be-
oniiie tyrannical and insolent The
only means of checking this dangerous tendency was to at once
revive the Garde Naiioiuih, which
wns always a conse.vtiu.e body. Re-
fore nominating the officers the government resolved to orente u regiment
at Rio. The republicans bruited
about thnt theguverniiieiit iiiieniiotl In
revive it everywhere, and to disarm
the existing forces Tlie military
thereupon decided tu revolt under
Fonseon, who is a weak man and easily
managed. At the beginning lhe only
cry of the military wus "Down wiih the
government," "Viva Libertiad," luit
in the evening students cried, "Viva
Republic," and tho military joined in.
Regarding tho prospect of tho restoration of tho empire tho count said :
"Brazil is too fur from Europe for proper stops to bo tnken. There is also
lacking a man to bring the army around
to the sido of tho empire. Hud tho
emperor beon ablo to show himself tu
the crowd in the Btreet, they would
liavo cheered him and tho revulutiun
would have collapsed. Itis n *>v too
London, Dec. 7.—Cardinal Lavigerie
in speaking of tho return of Emin Pasha and Henry M. Stanley to civilization said: "Tho darkest page ontho
story of slavery is tlmt which tells of
its present revival in tlm interior of
Africa, with the horrors of the scourge.
The recent conference of representatives of the ptiwers held at Brussels
was powerless to deal, for the conference could only define the obligations
of thu civilized powers, and those extended only so far as the authority and
control uf such powers prevailed. Civi
lization controls the const of Africa,
lt has plunked its feet on the southern
and northern regions of the continent
and on the mouths of the Niger. It
has a possible channel into the interior
along the waterway of the Congo, but
Iho interior of Africa from Sahara and
tho desert of Korosko to Zambesi is
outside the pale of civilization and is
given up to plagues such as havo no
parallel in recorded history. A dark,
brutal fanaticism, taking upon itself
the once proud title of Islam has
spread over this vast region, destroying
with unspeakable horrors millions of
human beings in ordor to make captives of the thousands of wretched survivors, This strange revival seems to
have originated in the populous regions between tho middle Niger and
Lake Chad. Perhaps it began in a
peculiar sect, first made known to Europe through the movement of Ge-
noussiin the bank lands of Algeria."
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 7.—Caspar
Olispy Bhot and fatally wounded John
Anson and his daughter, Mary, and
seriously wounded tho latter's younger
sister Agnes, then blew his brains out
this morning. Anson and Clispy were
machinists, and the latter was in love
with Mary, but had been forbidden to
visit her. He was a confirmed opium
Montgomery, Ala., Deo. 7.—Governor Seng tent a telegram to-day to
Mrs. Jefferson Davis, saying: "It is
the wish of our people that his gravo
be made beneath the monument to the
confederation on tho Capitol Hill at
Montgomery and hard by the very
cradle of the confederacy."
Richmond, Va., Deo. 7.—Governor
Lee sent the following telegram to Mrs.
Davis: "The sympathetic cords of the
hearts of our peoplo are deeply touched
at tho loss of ono we have ever regard-
ed with the greatest affection, and the
memory of whose valor and virtues wo
will ever hold sacred."
Wilmington, Del., Dec. 7.—Whilo
John 0. Patterson was standing at tho
Delaware bank counter thia morning
clipping coupons from the bonds which
he had on deposit there, un unknrwn
man seized Patterson's doposit box,
containing $30,000 in securities, and
ran away. The police aro trying to
find the thief.
Ottawa, Deo. 7.—His excellency
the governor-general has had under
consideration n petition from Hamilton, praying a mitigation of tho sentence passed on tho girl, Agnes Day,
for concealing thn birth of her child,
and ho declines to intorforo in tho mat-
Ottawa, Doc. 7.—Application will
bc made to incorporate a company to
build a railway ill British Columbia to
connect with the American railway at
tho mouth of the Dorromo river to the
Nelson;  also a railway in  British Co
lumbia to corniest with American railways near the head of the Kettle river,
to the mouth of the Fraser river or to
the coast. Also a branch lino in a
northerly direction to the south end of
Okanagon lake.
Montreal, Dec. 7.—The terrible sufferings of two men on the Lake of Two
Mountains, wore related on Wednesday. Arthur J. Bcrtrand and Jus. Se-
guin were taking a barge up the Ottawa river to winter quarters near Como.
ln tho afternoou a tevrible Bnow storm
arose, the craft struck a sand bank two
miles from shore and 'partly sunk,
leaving the half frozen men clinging to
tho sails, while every moment the
waves dashed over the disabled barge.
The men remained in thia position until Friday morning, when they wero
seen from the shore by three farmers
who went to their assistance. Ber-
trand and Suguiu are badly frozen, bllt
will recover.
Montreal, Dee. 7.—Le Slid de Sorei
warns Mercior to havo a care in his
uncalled for interference in religious
matters, and intimates that it may
bring ubout political changes which
would compel the Jesuits to leavo the
oountry. lt. is looked upon as the
most significant article yet published,
and is referred tu as direct proof that1
Mercii'i-'s tactics are not approved of
by a lai'go poitiuu uf tlio French Canadians.
Ottawa, Dec. 7— The Saskatchewan
Rnllway and Mining Company will ask
for uu oxteiifiou nf their chartered line
from the present terminus to Sa.ka-
tooii, crossing tho South Saskatchewan
river and running northeasterly tu
Furt La Coi-ne, theuce tu the crossing
uf tliu Saskatchewan i-i'vev at Grand
Bend, thonco northerly by tho -most
favura'rilt! route tu a junotioh with the
projected Hud-un's Buy Railway: ulsu
from the terminus in n northerly direction, crossing tliu Nortii Saskutclio-
wun, thonce northerly to Green Lake,
crossing Beaver river to Waterhen
river northward,
Ottawa, Dec. 7.—The rumored reorganization uf portfolios authorised
by parliament twu yours ago, will tuke
plaeo shortly.
Tho namo nf .1. ,1. Curran, Q. C,
M. P., Mnntreal, is connected with
tho solicitor-generalship.   ,
Dr. Montz .nibeit, the cirief Dominion quarantine oflicer horo, is urging
thu government to adopt precautionary
measures with the view to the likelihood uf an outbreak of Asiatic cholera
here next year. He says that the
Americnn government is devoting a
large sum in improving the quarantine
Mr. Henry F. Bronsun, tho millionaire lumberman, died hero to-day.
Mr. Jefferson Davis, the late con
federate ex-President, lived for many
years in Canada after the American
civil war. The eastern press pay many
tributes to his memory.
Tlie Whole South Mourns tlie Death
of Jefferson Davis, the
Confederate Chief.
A Frenchman Goes to Yale to Learn
Methods for Improving His
Countrymen's Physique.
The Health of the Prince of Wales
Still Declining and He
Loses Heart.
The Snow.rull In Vlciorla—Shipping
Movements—Tlie Melhodlsls HulliI-
Ins a Flno Church.
Special to tho Columbian.
Victoria, Dec. 9. —The first snow
for two years fell yesterday. It whit*
oned the ground, but soon disappeared.
The steamer Queeu uf the Pacific
arrived from San Francisco last evening, and left for the Sound.
The steamer Michigan, from Portland, nrrived this morning for provincial ports.
The Methodists of this city will
commence work immediately on a $60,-
000 church. It will bo the handsomest
iu the province.
The S.S. Michigan Ashoro on Enterprise
KeiT-I'lvc Bluejackets Sentenced for
Deiertlnn-tilanden Anions Hones In
Victoria, Deo. 10.—The Louise on
hor arrival last night reported the str.
Michigan ashore on Enterprise reef,
near Plumper's Pass. She was en
route from here to Nanaimo with a
cargo of general merchandise, The
tide was at half ebb, and ahip resting
easily. Assistance will probably be
given her by the stoamers Islander and
Yosemite, which sailed thiB murning
and it was expected she will float at
high tide.
A court martial was held yeBterday
to try five Beamen for desertion from
H. M. S. Champion. All were sentenced to from eighteen months to two
years imprisonment with hard labor.
Glanders has made its appearance
among sovoral horses iu this city. The
authorities are taking energetic measures to stamp the disease out.
l'roxpcctln*. New llookcrles.
In the dusk of last evening the Japaneso scaling schooner Adele, Capt.
Hanson, which left Victoria in the latter part of September ostensibly bound
for Yokohama, re-entered the harbor
and nnchored off Warron's wharf.
When the Adelo left port it wiib common talk on tlio streets and among
sealing moii that the real object of her
trip was to raid the breeding islands of
the Alaska Commercial Co. Accordingly her return caused a very considerable amount of excitement among
thoso interested in the sealing industry. Capt. Hansen was inclined to be
vory uncommunicative, but, it wns ascertained that in prospecting now
rookeries, which was one of tho principle objects of the cruise, tho schooner had boen successful. After leaving
Victoria tho Adelo skirted up the west
coast, and made sovoral uf the important islands in tho Bohring's sea. Sho
had fairly good' sealing weather. Al*
most all tho hunting wus done in new
locutions, and she returned wilh plenty
of akins in hor hold to meet all tho expenses of the prospecting trip. The
exact number uf tlio catch wna not
made public Inst night, bllt it is in tho
neighborhood of sixteen hundred.—
Saturday's Colonist.
New Orleans, Doc. 10.—The remains of Jefferson Davis, lying in state
at tho city hall, were visited by immense crowds this morning. The city
is rapidly tilling up with visitors who
have eome to witness tho funeral tomorrow. The military companies and
representatives uf many southern se-
cietios nro beginning to arrive in large
Washington, Dec. 10.—The blind
chaplain uf the huiise made a formal
prayer fur J etj'ersnn Davis this morning,
and it has been severely oi*.tniuented
San Francisco, Dec. 10,—Sprec-
kclsBros, huvo inaugurated a dispatch
line of clipper ships i'etween Suu Diego
and New Yolk.
New Haven, Dec 10.—Monsieur
Pierre De Oouberiiu u messenger f rom
the French government has been ut
Yale cullege during the last a-eelc for
the purpose uf studying and observing
Yule's niu'lmd uf athletics. His object
is to furnish the universities with instructions concerning athletics, in or
der to improve the physique uf the
ynung men uf France.
Washington, Dec. 10.—It is snid
that G. 1'. Keeny, uf California, widely
known iu military circles, is to bo appointed chief uf tht revenue marine
division of the treasury department.
San Francisco, Dec 10.—The
United States steamer Alert arrived
from Honolulu .this morning, Admiral Kimberley,who,it was expected,
would be a passenger on her, has decided in view of the recent disturbances to remain at Honolulu for a
Chicago, Dec. 10.—The crowd ut
tho Cronin trial increases as the great
case Hears the end. Lawyer Forrest
resumed his speech this morning ou
behalf of defendants. Lawyer Wills
will follow for the state, when the case
goes to the jury.
New YoRK.Dec. 10.—Annie Kearns,
an Irish immigrant, just arrived, blew
out the gas in her room on retiring
last night. She was found unconscious this morning and narrowly escaped death.
Albany, N.Y., Dec. 10.-The Consolidated Car Heating Co. has absorbed tbe Automatic Coupler Co.,
of Detroit, and has acquired the
ownership of the Peerless coupler and
other valuable appliances.
Schenectady, N. Y., Dec. 10.—
Fred Behtell, of Scotia, attempted tu
intercept four burglars whom he discovered in his store early this morning,
and was shot in the ncek, probably
fatally, by the burglars. One man
was subsequently captured at West
Albany, after being Bhot by an officer.
"a policeman's life is not, etc."
Chicago, Dec. 10.—Early this morning Officers Morgan and Davia were
fatally wounded by two burglars,whom
they attempted to arrest, in a store un
Wabash avenue. Both the desperados
nio FIRE.
New York, Deo, 10,-McKisson
Ss Robbins' drug houae in this city was
destroyed by fire at midnight. The
lots on atock ia 8300,000, and on the
building $100,000.
Pkescot, Ariz., Dec. 10,—During
the storm last night a dam and ditch
of the Etta Mining Company was
washed away and thn foundation of the
mill badly damaged. Lost 880,000.
Considerable stock has been drowned.
Ottawa, Dec. 10.—Great indignation has been raised on this Bide of the
line over the action of the Dominion
government in discharging the Canadian who acted usChinese interpreter at
Victoria, and for employing a genuine
Chinaman to fill hiB position. Tho
Chinese are elated over the latter's
employment, as they attach a great
deal of significance to the leniency
with which they have been treated by
the Dominion authorities latterly.
They are looking forward to the abolition of all reatriction on Chinese immigration at an early day.
a nice pair.
London, Dec. 10.—Lord Torphicen
has brought suit againat his wife for
divorce, oharging her with adultery
with a lieutenant of infantry and Lady
Torphicen brings a counter action,
also alleging adultery, The hearing is
aet for January 24th at Edinburgh.
requires attention.
London, Deo. 10.—The Morning
Journal in an editorial to-day, sajs
that England as a holder of widely extended possessions on the American
continent should not ignore America's
naval activity.
still  improving.
Zanzibar, Dec. 10.—Emin Pasha is
improving slowly and thoro is hopo
of his recovery.
the massacre confirmed.
London, Dec. 10.—A dispatch from
Zanzibar snys intelligence has been re
ceived there confirming the massacre
of Dr. Peters and his party. His
camp waa aurrounded by twelve hundred Somalia, and attacked at midnight. No one escaped, according to
the story,
London, Deo. 10.—The great depression of spirits from which the
Prince of Wales is at present suffering did not escape the noticeof his visitors last week. He talked constantly
of his failing health, and although he
battles bravely against increasing
weakness it is impossible to conceal the
fact that he is an entirely different
mau from what he was twelve months
memorial services.
There will be the usual memorial
services at Frogmore mausoleum next
Saturday, which is to be attended by
the Queen, Prince and Princesa of
Wales, and family; Duke and Duchess
of Edinburgh, Duchess of Albany,
Princess Louise, Princess Beatrice and
Princess Christian.
The Gorman ompress has been unwell evor since her return to Berlin
She hns not yot recovered from the
fatigues she underwent at Athens and
Constantinople, and to which Bhe was
altogether unequal us she is in delicate
suiciding wiioi.ksai.1*:.
Thote has lately been no extraordinary and alarming increase ui the mini
ber of huieides uniting th-* ollicer.** • f
the German nriny. Ju une otolith -8
officers shot themselves.
According lo Manchester *_ns-iia,
wh" presumably wero inf. ruled by
miuio of the Hawarden set who attended the conference in full force,
Mr. Gladstone toward the end ufiho
last session tuok the opportunity uf informing Mr. Parnell that he and his
family were yearning to havo the
pleasure und honor of securing him us
whut the Ainericnns term a "Houso
Guest" at Huwurdou. Mr. Parnell did not, T understand, respond
to the iovitntion of tho stuteBinau
with lhe enthusiasm Gladstone is accustomed to expect on such occasions,
but he dill not absolutely refuse to
visit Hawarden in tlie courBe of the
autumn. A few weeks ago Mr. Gladstone, according to the Manchester
story, wrote to remind Mr. Parnell of
his engagement, and expressed the
earnest hope that Hawarden would
have the high honor of receiving him
us a guest on u certain specified day,
when there would be a party of congenial politicians to meet him. From
that day. howover, until Wednesday
last, Mr. Gladstone, as tho Btory goes,
never received uny answer whatever,
from Mr. Parnell, who, unloss political
friends ut Manchester have been romancing, has evidently treated his
venerable friend with scant courtesy.
Mr. Alexander Comstook, manager
of Niblo's theatre und the academy of
music, returned from Jersey last week
with a preliminary contract signed by
General Boulanger in his pocket.
Some details which have transpired concerning this are in the main incorrect.
The general has inserted a clause declaring tho agreement null and void in
cuso he is able to enter France as presidont. of the French republic before
the end of January, when he is to
start for America accompanied by hiB
private secretary and personal manager. Mr. Comstook agrees to pay the
travelling expenses, hotel bills, etc.,
for the general and his suite, and give
him §700 for each of thirty lectures
he is to deliver iu tho principal cities
of the United States. The goneral is
to write his lectures, and promisos to
address his audiences in English. He
will be introduced on each occasion by
aome leading French resident of tbo
London, Dec. 9.—Dom Pedro nearly fainted on arriving nt his hotel, being overcome by excitement and the
fatigues of the day. He toon rallied,
however, and at uo time has he been
otherwise than cheerful and calm. He
Bays he would return to Brazil only it
unmistakably recalled by the people.
He has announced that he will attend the sitting of the Portuguese Academy to hear Padre Candido
deliver a eulogium upon the late
King Luis. The meeting between
Dom Pedro and the queen dowager
was deeply affecting. She broke down
and wept while talking of her late
husband. King Curios presided over
a cabinet meeting on Friday, called to
decide upon tho manner in which Dom
Pedro should be roceived.
Zanzibar, Deo. 9,—A copious watery discharge continues to issue from
Emin's ears. Confirmation of the reported massacre of Dr. Peters and his
party has been received. The camp
was surrounded by 1,200 SomaliB and
attacked at midnight. No ono escaped.
Absolutely Pure.
This powUer never varies. A marvel of
purlty.streiifrtli aii'l wholesomeneiB. More
economical than the onllniiry kuuis,and
eannot lie sold in corbpe Ition wlththo
multitude or low lest. sViovt. weight alum
or phosplial" pnwrieis. -**>W oniyincans.
RoyalRaki.ii-1 I'owokii tlti., IO. Wall St.,
New York. 3_ely
Tried lo Skip.
Friday evening word reached the
police from Esquimalt, that ten or
twelve sailors from the fleet wero
missing. The polico at onco started
out on a man hunt, as it was believed
the bluejackets were about to desert.
Early this morning eight of them were
captured just as they were trying to
get aboard the Sound steamer. Some
of the men fought like cats, but the
police were too many for thom, and
the would-be deserters wero safely
lodged in tho cells. All but ono of
thom wero dreBsed in oivilinns1 clothing, and took their arrest with the best
of good nature, after they found it
was usolcss to kick. The most ot
them wore line looking fellows, and
small wonder at tho naval authorities
not liking to loso tho mon. In tho
polico court, Mr. Edwin Johnson, Q.
0„ ordered that ihey all bo handed
over to tho naval people, and a tile of
marines under tho command of a lieu*
tenant took chargo of tho culprits and
marchod thom away down to Esquimalt.— Times.
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Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, lice. II. 1880.
(from Daily Columbian. Dec. 4.)
Two carloads of cattle arrived from
.Alhcroft to-day.
The steamer Dunsmuir left for Nanaimo this morning with a light freight
sod passengers.
The steamer Gladys left for Chilliwhack and way pons this morning
with a ainiill cargo.
Tho annual inspection of the New
-tCestroiiiBter militia will take place ou
Maroh 29tb, 1800.
'Captain Robinson, late of the sir.
tSIadys, assumed command of tho snag
-boat Samson today.
ffho side-walks thia morning were
slippery with the frost and for au hour
at two walking was rather dillicult
The new sidewalk ou tho nortii side
-of Pelham street is complete, with the
atceptioii of a couple of crossings, from
'■Clinton street to John street.
The hay and potatoes whicli the
steamer Maude, of Victoria, was to
transport from tho C. P. N. docks here
'to Vancouver are being shipped by
The by-law to raise $050,000 to fur-
iush Victoria with a complete sewerage
syatem, was defeated yesterday by a
-rote of 375 against to 157 for the bylaw
Tho upper Clement street improvements arc progressing rapidly. Some
wry tnogh stumps have been encountered, but they are being burned
out and removed.
Front street, opposite tho Caledonian
H.otc!, had the mud shovelled oft'it today, and looks so clean and respectable
thai it is probable thero will be enquiries for the same attention all over
Moore, the man convicted yesterday
-tf entering a house with intent to
commit a felony and sentenced to throo
yeius hard labor at the penitentiary,
waa taken out to that institution this
.ifternoon by Mr. Moresby.
Tho lirst danco of the Westminster
Assembly for this season, will be held
at the Oddfellows Hall this evening,
commencing at 8:110 o'clock. These
dances will bo held every second week
until the Lenten season begins.
The chief of polico has drawn out a
warrant for tho orrest of Ah Foo, u
seteil merchant on Front street, for
.carrying on his businesa without a
license. The chief will make a tour
af inspection of licenses pretty soon.
It was noted in last night's issue that
tko council had decided to pay lt.
Sagyer ono hundred dollars for damago
■to his roof, caused by blasting operations. The figures wero incorrect,
.tad the amount should have road
•--one dollar."
The Seattlo Post-Intelligencer aaya:
A gentleman from Vancouver reports
Vancouver, B.C., dull, with400 empty
houses and a population of 12,000.
Sew Westminstor, lie says, is booming
and very jubilant because of tho rail*
toad prospects there.
Work on the new sidowalk ou Mary
■street, from Royal avenue to Montreal
•beet, will bo commenced in a fow
days. When this improvement is coni-
■aleted it will bc a boon to the inhabitants of the upper portion of tho city
which they will not fail to appreciate.
Miss Liv.zie Brown, known to the
indulgent public as "Irish Liz," whose
.company was so urgently desired at
4he police oourt a few mornings ago,
but who didn't come, left this city and
•went to Victoria whero she was im
mediately arrested. Thenco sho wont
to Nanaimo where sho is now residing.
Through an unfortunate oversight,
no mention was made on the bills lately
'issued for the exhibition and concert
at the opera house next Wednesday
evening, about the string baud. The
string band will furnish excellent
,music on that occasion. Tho practice
.which they liavo had shows itself in
'their playing.
• "There was somo excitement this afternoon on Columbia street, opposite
■the  American  hotel.   A  diminutive
pony waa dragging a amall cart, when
tbe nxlc broke and the pony proceeded
to do his best towards demolishing tho
whii'lc with his heels. Not succeed-
ing ill this ho attempted to run away,
'but Iho Chinamnn wlto was driving got
-out nod held him down,
'The oilier night the inmates of a
bouse on Douglas si. were awakened
hy hearing somebody fumbling with
the doors.   On getting up and taking
• bird's eye view of the back yard two
men woro obsi-i ved lurking around the
-outhouses and acting in a auspicious
manner. Upon an alarm boing given
tbe rascal* decamped hastily, and no
more has been heard of them. The
polico wero notified.
/December rotes are far from uncom-
•ibom. but a rote bush in the garden of
'■Mr Apostoln Tenasse, Tirnova atreet,
■near tho Noi th Arm road, iB worthy of
particular mention. The bush, which
.ta-df thei Bulgarian variety, wat plant-
ad last spring, at that time little more
than a cutting, and to*day bears no less
■than fifteen beautiful roses in full
bloom, besides whioh a dozon or more
.huda arc bunting forth.
'A i'1'servii'ion made by tho chief
"Commissioner in 1884, has beon opened
for purchase and pro-euiption. The
reservation consisted of a tract of
30,000 acres whioh was withdrawn for
the benefit of the Kootenay Valloy
Oompany (.limited), bettor known as
the Kootennv syndicate. The lands
are situated .*n iho I'ppar Kootenay
river and Coluinhin lako and include
"Canal Flat." swamp and bottom and
foothill of heiich lands.
While on employe of the Canadian
express company, nt Montreal, was
counting mui ey in the bank on Saturday a Strang*-!- grabbed five hundred
dollars in bills and escaped with tho
"Children Cryfor
Mr. Wm. Johnston Betlres*
Mr. William Johnston called at The
Columbian office this afternoon and requested that his intention of retiring
from the aldermanio contest for ward
four be made public. Mr. Johnston
retires as he finds that more of his
time would be occupied with civic
affairs than he can well spend from his
businesB. In consequence of Mr.
Johnston's withdrawal Messrs. Hoy
and Lyal are elected to the council
without opposition, and there will bo
no election in ward four.
 ,—* m,  .       ———
Bare Intelligence.
The Vancouver News-Advertiser with
characteristic nairefe comes out llm
morning iu a police court item reading
that a t'irl called Martha Faber, convicted of the larceny of a cup and
saucer, "was sontenced to ten days at
Westminster." It isn't often that the
Advertiser is humorous, but this is certainly capital, if perhaps not intentional. The girl was brought over here
by an officer and was taken to tho provincial jail where he waB informed that
no prisoner waB admitted on a shorter
sentence than thirty days. This information is known perfectly well at
Vancouver, and can be taken as a
sample of Burrard Inlet intelligence.
The girl and her guardian returned to
Vancouver yesterday.
 _. > .	
Ureal Temperance Steeling.
Mrs. Lila A. Monro, the temperance
lecturer,delivi'rod her second lecture at
Herring's opora house last night, to tho
largest audience that over assembled
here to listen to a discourse on the subject of temperance. The lecture was intended for tho young people, but tho seniors were in the large majority. A good
programme of singing was rendered
by the juveniles, nnd was much
appreciated by the audience. Mrs.
Moore delivered a telling lecture, describing in an ablo manner the troubles
and afflictions caused by tho habitual
use of strong drink. At the conclusion a largo number Bigtied the pledge.
Mrs. Moore will deliver her last lecture this evening at the opera houso on
the subject: "Rum selling and religion.''
 . . .	
Kobliery nl llftula.uarl.rH.
Mr. W. H. Falding called at the
polico station this morning and notified
the chief of police that thero wero some
articles of legal attire missing from the
registrar's office. Itappears that Mr. A.
J. McColl and Mr. Falding had at the
conclusion nf the last assizes hung up
their legal gowns, waist coats and coats
on the pegs in tlie registrar's office as
they have ofton done on former occasions. This morning Mr. Falding
misted the articles. He does not
know whether they wero stolen just
after tho assizes or yesterday as ho had
paid no attention to them sinco they
were hung up. There is a window
just next tho row of pegs and it is not
fastened in any way und is easy to lift
up; then as if to facihate the work of
the thief, a ladder rests against the
wall besido the window. So that
all the person had to do who took
the clothes was to tako three steps up
the ladder, burst the window, unhitch
the raiment and get over the fence as
quickly as his logs would allow him.
The police aro on the look out for tho
Opjcnlni* a Herr vi*.
lt is reported that an effort will be
made within a week or two to open
tho Indian reservation on Semiahainou
bay for settlement, How this will be
accomplished has not leaked out, but
it is rumored that certain persons will
quietly move on to it and tako possession, in the hopo of ultimately gaining
legal possession. Tha reservation at
present is unoccupied except by one
family of Indians, who hail from
Luiiimi Island, Wash., and are therefore without right or litlo to any portion of it. The original inhabitants of
the reservo have mostly died off, while
tho few remaining have become scattered, taking up new homes with various tribes along tho coast. The reserve contains 382 acres of excellent
land, fronting on Semiahmoo bay, all
of which is very valuable and will
prove ti bonanza 11 the persons who
can acquire it undor tho homostoad
act. Developments in this matter may
bo lookod for at an early ditto, but the
legality of the proceedings of the intending -'jumpers" in a question wliich
limy cause sumo trouble to finally set-
County Conrt Docket.
County court opened this morning
at 10 o'clock. The following is the
docket: Scoullar & Co. v. C. P. R.
Co., debt; Johnson v. corporation ot
Surrey, debt; Spring v. Alexander, et
ux, debt; Spring v. Alexander, debt;
Atkinson v. Fuller, Freeman Ss Co.,
damages; Grant v. Ernngtoii, debt;
Ah Say, Ah Yae Ah Tye v. F. F. Sinclair, note; Geo. BoBiinnich v. Martin
Blanchard, debt; J. P. Smith v. W.
H. Higgins, wages; Confederation
Life Assurance Co. v. H. J. Keary,
note; A. M. Herring v. S. B. Martin,
debt; W. J. Harris v. E. P. Baker,
debt; Jos. Gousl"ov. oity of Vancouver, debt; Waugh & Co, v. Moodyville
Sawmill Co., debt; Ah Foo v. Jesse
M. Cooper, debt; Edward Gold v.
William Lord, dobt; R. J. Armstrong
v. S. W. Lehman, debt; Jas. Riley v.
Archibald Bios, and Williams aud J.
S. Black, dobt; Wm. Mainwaring v.
Archibald Bros, and Williams and J.
F. Black, debt; P. J. Foulds v. John
McMurphy, jr., and Donald McMur
phy and William McMurphy, debt;
Angus McGillivray v, Alex. Beaton,
dobt; Robt. Oaks v. Miller*. Co.,
debt; N. C. McKeen Ss Son v. Beaton,
et al, debt; Kwong Yoe Chung v. T.
F. Sinclair, debt; Frederick Villiers
v. A. Miller, debt.
An Inlert'.liiig Cane*
A Crazy hIiviinIi.
A crazy Indian is disturbing the
usual quiet in tho vicinty of English's
cannery, Lulu Island. Ho was employed all summer on one of the
northern sealers, and aftor being paid
off on the vessel's return took up bin
abode near the cannery, building fur
himself a small cabin. His tiilicums
left for thoir northern home a couplo
of weeks ago, but ho rofused to accompany them. Since then the Indian'"
insanity haB taken a moro aerioua turn,
and his actions have been bo wild that
tho neighborhood has been kept in a
continual stato of terror. Ho haa a
inanla fur tearing down hia oabm whou
the worst fits of insanity attack him,
but ns soon ns a lucid interval occurs
he rebuilds it with groat haste. Several efforts hnvo boon mado to capture
the unhappy Siwash, but he is as fleet
of foot, as a deer, although about 50
years of age, and alwaya manages to
oludu the fleetest pursuers, A resident of Lulu Island was in tho oity to*
day fm* the purposo of laying tho mat-
tor before Governor Moresby, with u
view of having tlio man captured and
placed in safe keeping.
A caso involving hoiiio nice points
for the legal technologist, as well us
affording fat picking for tho gourmets of
the long robe, is that of Guichon v.
McNeeley, et til, adof Ladners, which
was openod at tho supremo court yesterday afternoon beforo Mr. Justico
McCreight, and will probably not bo
concluded until Friday, us about a
scoro of witnesses will bo examined altogether. Tho question is about a road
ditch, and requires a little explanation
to rightly grasp the situation. According fo a custom iu the Delta municipal
ity, Mr. Guichon, the plaintiff in the
case, itwould appear, paid hull the
cost of a municipal road ditch past his
proporty, the consideration in such
cases being that tho municipality
would undertake the early opening up
and construction of roads and ditches
whero the owners interested desired
to contribute a moiety of tho cost of
the road ditch. The road ditch in
question, as in all other similar cases,
we suppose, is stated to bo outside of
Mr. Guichon's property and within the
municipal rond limits. As the sequel
will show, however, the plaintiff claims
private ownership or control iu the
ditch. It Bhould be stated that these
road ditches have considerable value
in the delta lands ns menus of drainage. Opposite Mr. Guichon's property is land owned by Mr. Thos. McNeeley and others, and the defendants
got permission from the Delta council
to open up an old natural waterway by
means of a culvert constructed under
and across the road-bed. This was
supposed to be for the benefit
of the defendants' hinds, but
the plaintiff claims that it resulted in damages to his, for which
ho asks §2000 through the courts, and
sues the Delta council ns one of the
defendants for granting permission to
build the culvert, As the private
parties concerned in the suit are men
of means, a stubborn fight through tho
cotirtB may be anticipated.
-.Vent Tlinitiali the Hoof.
One night this weok a bold and
avaricious free-booter sallied forth on
his nefarious business. It was a chilly
night and the sough of tho wind among
the pines mado the hind-pirate pine
for a fino warm overcoat ho had seen
hanging in tho Colonial hotel that very
day. He was a romantic brigand, and
ho folt that bo had a mission to serve
in this wido world; but nevertheless
the cool December wind played but a
sorry tuno through thu rents in his
clothes. "Ah," said ho, pausing for a
moment on the corner of Mary street
and Royal avonuo tp watch the movements of a distant policeman, "Ah,
could I only collect those rents, how
happy I ahould bc!   I would   run  for
alderman   and enough  of  this, J
must to my work." So, pulling down
the battered remains of a once ro*
spociublc hat, upon his massive, but
gluoiuy brow, this prowler of tho night
disappeared like a spectre in the gloom
of upper Mnry street. The moon
shone clear and cold, but the bandit
kept along in lho shadows, nursing his
schemes to koop them warm. At last
he Btopped -suddenly anil looked ovor
u fence; then a fuarfiil smile lit up his
saturnine visage, and ho muttered
hoarsely, "at last, ha, hai hero is
thingamy'* chicken coop and by all
that'a itiysteriniia, here um I." Then
giving a hitch t" Iiih trousers, wliich is
a trick that all robbers learn, he transferred bin seedy personality from tlio
lonely road ou to the top of the lonelier chicken-coup. Only a Bubdued
cackle of apprehension from a restless
rooster broke the stillness; the furtive
si ranger's heart beat—as its owner had
often beat—his way. Then something
else broko tho stillness; wilh a resound-
im* crash tlto bold, had man went
through the roof of the coop among
tho chickens, whose voices turned the
stillness oi uight into a pandemonium.
"By gum!" remarked the discomfited
robber, "I've got an engagement about
t.n milos from here, so 1 think I'll
put;" and ho "put' just iu time to eB-
oape iho alarmed inmates of the adjoining houso who sallio:! forth shot gun
in hand, their generous minds bent on
giving the caller a warm reception, No
clue to the man haa been found, but
tho police are searching for them.
E. D Kirby died at Marthaville,
Ont., on Monday. Ho was a Conservative candidate for the commons in
Bothwell some years ago.
Pitcher's Castoria.
(From Daily Columbian, Dec. ,1.)
The county court sitting ended yesterday. A large number uf cases wero
disposed of.   ,
Last night's frost waa tho heaviest
this season. There waa "infant ice"
on the pools and ponds.
Farm produce is getting scarco at
Chilliwack and Sumas, and very little
remains to he marketed.
The fiah market was well stocked
with fresh cud to-day, but all othor
kinds of lish were scarco.
Tno 11. 0. P. Mills are piling up
enormous quantities of matched flooring timber at the north ond of the
Thu Louise cleared this morning for
Victoria with 45 head of cattle, 2 carloads of flour and feed, 20 tons of fnrm
produce and a largo number of passengers.
Tho contract lor plastering the
Powell building, coruor of Lytton
square and Columbia stroot, has been
awarded to Messis. Thomas aud Sutherland.
The libel suit, Pettingill is. Helmcken, has beeu amicably settled out of
court and will not come to trial. The
jury summoned to sit ou tho case has
been discharged.
The steamer Irving left ibis morning for Chilliwack nod way ports with
12,000 feet of lumber, 20 tons of
ground feed, 10 tons of general merchandise nud quite a number of passengers.
The brick work of the Bushby block
is being painted a light shade of buff,
which gives a finislied appeai-anco to
tho building, and Bets off its strikingly handsome proportions to perfection.
There is nn ugly hole about 18 niches
deep ai the intersection of Mnryst, and
Ruyal ave. It looks like a drain cave*
in and if not filled up immediately
may cause a painful accident, especially after dark.
It seems rather funny that geese
should bc imported into this country
for sale, but geeso all plucked and
ready for the spii. are on the market,
having been sent from Oollingwood,
Out. They were frozen stiff whou
they arrived.
The class iu vocal music last uight
at tlie Y. M. C. A. rooms was a huge
success. There was an attendance of
25 and Professor Burnett was pleased
with their performances. It is Prof,
Burnett's intention to have lho clnsi
itudy a cantata to be given publicly
noxt spring.
The Westminster foot ball club is
endeavouring to arrange a match with
the Nanaimo club to be played in this
city at an oarly date. The next matches
on the programmo are with Victoria
and Vancouver, ouo of whieh will bo
played in Westminslor nnd tho othor
in Victorin next month.
It is reported lhat an enterprising
Ontario man will shortly establish a
weekly newspaper at Chilliwack. As
the Held is very limited it ia doubtful
if tho enterprise will prove a success
at present, but the day is not far distant when Chilliwack will be able to
support a respectable weekly.
The barquo Ullock finished loading
to-day, and will leave this port probably on Saturday for Australia. The
ehip has got a pretty good grip of the
water, and tho lino is oniy about a
fo* t under the Plimsoll mark. Sho
carries noarly all tho cargo under
hatches, hut has a top dressing of long
boama and other building timber.
Negotiations have been reopened by
tho agents of Sir M. B. Begbie for the
purchnso of the leases mi his property
on Columbia, Front and McKenzie
streels. If the unexpired lenses cnu
be purchased at a reasonable figure it
is understood Sir M. B. Begbio will
erect a lino building on tho proporty,
und which will rank among the most
handsome edifices in the city.
Tho celebrated ditch and culvert
case, Guichon vs. McNoelyund others,
was being argued to-day in chambers
before Mr. Justice McCreight, and it
is probablo that thu ni'guini-i't will bo
finished this evening, Tho counsel,
for the plaintiff are tho Hon. A. N.
Richards, Q C, and Mr. Taylor, of
Eberts Ss Taylor, Victoria; for the defense Messrs. Eckstein, McColl and
Oapt. •loliii Irving, manager of the
C. P. N. Co., leaves for Han Franoisoo
to-morrow morning, and rumor has it
that lus viait will provo of groat ill
torcst to Victoria, insomuch as it is for
the purposo of purchasing another
steaiiior for lhe company's sorvico. It
was reported "11 the streets yesterday
that the purchnso of the Snn Rafael
was in contemplation.—Wednesday's
Quito a quantity uf prepared opium
in tins, some (JO or more, waa found
among tho cargu of the Idaho, and it, is
understood it will bu held hero subject
to enquiry by tho onatoms authorities,
as no trace of ils shipment was found
on the ship's books. It is surmised
that it is ptrt of some smugglod stuff,
whicli, had it not been for the wreck,
would ere this have been landed safely
in the United Stales.—Tuesday's Times.
John Kirkland, reovo of Delta, is
in the oity.
Hon. A, N, Richards, of Victoria,
is in the cily on legal business.
F. C. Gamble, resident government
engineer, was in the city to day.
The Civic Elections.
All the interest in the civio elections
has narrowed down to the candidates
for wards two and three. The aspirants to aldeimanic honors aro prosecuting thoir canvass in a friendly mannor,
but aro leaving no stone unturned, to
secure a majority of votes. Ward threo
will probably bo the sceuo of the hardest liglit, and majorities are not expected to be large in any oase. Neither
of tho Candida'os for the oivio ohair
ia making a personal canvass.
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Sir. Punch Withdraws.
Mr. Jas. Punch, the present reeve
of Surrey, who waa nominated on
Monday for ward two in this city,
called to day and authorized The
Columbian iu announce that ho had
withdrawn from the contest. Mr.
Punch assigns as his reason that three
good mon besides himself are in nomination, and ho can nut conveniently
give the necessary time for lho position. He nlso states that tho nomination was nut of his own seeking in
the first place.
Honoring Judge Hole.
His Honor Judge Bolo will be dined
and wined by the legal fraternity of
Vancouver this evening, in honor of
his elevation to the bench. Preparations on an elaborate scale have been
made for the spread, which its promoters intend will surpass anything of
the kind over given on the mainland.
A number of tho Westminster bar
have hoeti invited to be present at the
banquet, and invitations have also
been tendeied to tho judges uf tho supreme court. About fifty will be present at the dinner.
farewell Lneliiri*.
Mrs. Monro's farewell lecturo at the
opera house last night proved a great
attraction, and the building was almost as closely packed as ou Tuesday evening. The subject, "Ruin-
solling and religion," was uhly handled,
and her appeals to the audience against
tho use uf intoxicants, and the neces
sity uf a lively crusade against tho
liquor traffic, wore very effective indeed. On lhe whole Mrs. Mooro has
made a decided hit iu Westminstor,
and her visit has dono much good.
As usual, a large number ot people
were persuaded to siiin the pledgo,
the number of signers being much
greater Inst night than at the two previous meetings.
A Wily Celestial.
All Foo faced the bench this morning
in the police court and denied thnt he
had kept a retail store in Front st.
without u license. He produced an*
other Chinaman, who, according to Foo
was the man who had committed the
offence. The case was not unmixed
with the ludicrous, and when the
Chinese vocabulary was in full blast it
was hard tu restrain a smile. His honor thought it best to remand tho case
until Monday next. Ah Foo is noted
as ouo of the must prominent highbinders in this country and nil the
other Chinamen stand iu considerable
awe of him. He does not occupy n
very flattering position on the books of
tho police department, and they are in
tho habit uf keeping a keen eye on his
A Tlnivln**; liiil,i*.li*.v.
The Chilliwack cheese factory, of
which Mr. A. C. Wells is tho proprietor, and which iB the only establishment of tho kind in the provinco, has
just closed down after a most successful season's work. Daring the period
the factory was iu operation 20,000
pounds wero manufactured, nil of
which has beon disposed of at a most
satisfactory figure, netting a handsome
profit to Mr. Wells. The cheoBo has
all been sold of in tho province
fur homo consumption, and it iB in
groat favor whorover it has been used,
its quality being acknowledged an equal
to tho imported lines of lho Ontario
and Quebeo article. Tho faotory will
be run to tho fullest extent next season, nnd it is expected tho output will
be considerably greaicr than this year.
Navigation on .Like Superior closed
Monday, tho Alberta being the last
boat to depart for Owen Sound.
Samuel Piatt, a barrister, son nf the
lato S-Jnmuol Piatt, M.P., was arrested
Tuesday afternoon, at Toronto, on a
warrant charging him with the larceny
of a diamond ring worth 1.300 from
Jacob Walz, n jeweler.
Joseph Baird, aged nbout 'sovonty-
livo, residing at Carberry, Man., was
loft alone in his houso last Sunday at
10:30 a. m., and when tho family returned from church thoy found him
doad, with his throat cut from car to
Minn Susan B, Anthony lectured in
favor of woman's franchise boforo a fair
audionco in Toronto Monday evening.
Mayor Clarko presided, and n voto of
thanks was movod at tho closo by Itov.
Dr. A. Suthorland and Uov. Dr. Parker, of Montreal.
knows the publio requirements. Mr.
Thrift has been clerk uf tho counoil for
five years, which haa given him an insight into municipal business and an
experience in these matters that cannot but be of great benefit and assistance to the council should he be elected to the reevoship. He has been
a resident of Surrey for seven years,
and during that time has moved in all
matters tending to forward the interests of the municipality. The electors
of Surroy cannot make a mistake in
returning Mr. Thrift for reeve, if ho
consents to the nomination.
Begretted by All.
It was learned with tho deepest regret
yesterday afternoon that Captain C.
M. McNaughten had breathed his last,
after a long and lingering illness extending over two yeara. Tho condition of the health of the deceased for
the past few months wns extremely
frail, and the end was expected long
bofore it came. Captain Charles M.
McNaughten waB born at Sidney, Cape
Breton, iu 1855 and in 1878 came to
British Columbia. After residing n
year in Victoria he enme to Now Westminster and made it his home, having
resided here since 187!). By trade
Capt. McNaughten was a jeweller and
watchmaker and was in business on
Columbia st. for several years. He
had tho tree military instinct, and was a
fine soldier and oflicer. He tuok a
course of gunnery instruction at Victoria, at the school of gunnery, and
passed with high honors. At the retirement of .Judge Bole from tho captaincy of No. 1. Battery B. C. G. A,,
Captain (then lieutenant) McNaughten succeeded to the command which
he held till his death. With his command Captain McNaughten was held
in the highest esteem, and under his
care tho battery arrived at a very
creditable slate of proficiency. Ho
leaves a wife and three children to
mourn his loss. Captain McNaughten
litis ulso a brother living m the city, who
camo up front Victoria un learning tho
seriousness of his brother's illness.
Tho decensed will bo buried to-morrow with military, honors. Tlie funeral cortege will leave tho housu at two
o'clock and proceed to tho Baptist
church and after servico there, go to
Sapperton cemetery.
A. C. Wolls, of Chilliwack, nave us
tt call this morning.
Rev. Mr. McDougall, tlie well-
known northwest missionary, is in tho
city. He wil! leave for the east tomorrow.
Mr. James A. Laidlaw, the well
knowu salmon packer, was taken
seriously ill last night. To day he
was nearly as well as ever again, much
to the joy of his many friends.
An Excellent Appoint nii'iil.
The appointment of Captain J. A.
Robinson to the command of tho govornmont steamer Samson, vice dipt.
Grnnt, deceased, has given the greatest
satisfaction throughout tho city. Oapt.
Robinson is ono of the moBt skilful and
experienced navigators on tho British
Columbia const, hns sailed theso waters
for many years, and is thoroughly
adapted nnd qualified for his new du
tieB. Last year Capt. Robinson mado
a study of tho SandhcuiJs channel,
and advanced some oxcnllont plans for
deepening the samo by means of Iiuko
drags or marine harrows. Itis to bu
hoped ho may bc permitted to givo
this system a test, for it is admitted
liy oxporioncod mon to be a very practical idea, and well worthy of a .trial.
Oapt. Robinson has the best iuteresta
of Westminster nt heart, ami his appointment cannot but result favorably
in the ciiy.
The Surrey Elections.
Tho municipality of Surrey will soon
bo agitated over tho olection of reove
and councillors for tho ensuing yenr.
The nominations tako place the first
Monday in January and the elections
follow a woek later, lt is almost defin
itely sottlod that Heeve Punch will
not nsk further municipal honors, it
being necessary that he should devote
tho whole of his timo to private business matters, lt is understood that a
requisition is nt present boing circulated through the municipality, asking
Mr, II. T. Thrift lo accept the nomination for reove. Tho choice is excellent, for no man in Surrey hns oo
general a knowledge of municipal
matters  hb  he,  and  nn man better
Spreading Themselves.
EniTOU Columbian—Sir:—-I happened
to stumble on the Truth this morning,
and curiosity urged ine to open it, and
lo and beheld I and to bo sure ! the rival
candidates for mayor aro just spreading
themselves ill the columns of that
Quixotic sheet. They nro making all
manner of excuses for begging the salary
which they wish to bo added to the
woighty honors they expect to reap when
they, or either of them, conic to bo invested with tho "red cap." Their talk
in Truth reminds tne very much of the
girl, when her lover seemed to be rather
shy, who whispered in his ear in a low but
assuring tone, "IW mo, John, an' I'll
no bc ill tae poo'." It is a great pity
that the municipal constitution would
not permit the twain to bo olevatcd aide
by side in the civic chair. They could
then divide both the honors and the salary—half a loaf would bo better than n.
bread. Cms.
.llr. TowiiH.iid Explains.
EniTOU Coi.t'MiUAN—Sir:-—I wish t'   '
stato that there was a misunderstanding ,j
as regards my signing Mr. Brown's nom   )
ination papers.   Tbat gentleman thought  /
I was aware that he expected a salary,  ;
when really I was not.   Hence my state   .'
ment.    Consequently, if 1 made a blun- tailor I did it unknowingly; and I have  "^
seen Mr. Brown and Alderman Roid, togothor with othor gentlemen, to set the
niatter right, and 1 tako this means to do
so publicly.   Tho article in  Truth yes*
tcrday morning, defining the duties of
mayor, caused mo to look into the matter, antl 1 lind it is right; and I am not
surprised that, viewing tho duties in that
light, Mr. llrown would be willing to do
the same for 81,0011 per niiiiiiin.   If 1
thought that that wns all that wns required of the ninyor, 1 should he quito
willing to continue doing the duties for
nothing.    Butthat is not the enso; there     ^
is a grent denl more to do if wc wish our   lm
city to grow and prosper.    I have seen jm
many of my friends nnd supporters to- fl
dny, nnd they tell me I hnvo takon a f*j
falso stand on the question of salary; The
oounoil in session havo the power to voto
a by-law providing the salary, and they
can make it what they please, or none at
all.   Now, I have worked hard during
the past year, and have things well iu
hnnd, and I should like to seo them carried to a finish, nud I think I can do it
better tlttiti a new man.    Having, therefore, only the city's Interest to forward,
I have decided to withdraw the statr
ment that i would not servo for less thn
$2,000 por annum,    1 will  leave  tl j
matter entirely in the hands ol the tie
council.   Yours faithfully,
William B. Townsend,
II. McFarland was arrested  at Tc
riiitto  on  a  capias,   and on Tuesdn;
mndo a judicial abandonment   of   tht.*
property of McFarland Ss Sons.   Mo-
Fnrlnnd was taken to the court liouse J
whero ho wns immediately released on j
813,000 bail    Liabilities will exceed ;
¥12,000; imaols 810,000.
Of the fifty now Queen's counsellors
who have been appointed, tho honor is
lavished very unsparingly in Ontario.
Montreal nlso cornea in for a share.
Manitoba is entirely ignored by tho
government nn this occasion, VOLUME 34.
Weekly British Columbian
NO. 50.
Wednesday Morning, Dec. 11. »88i>.
(From Daily Columbian, Dec. C.)
The preBbytery of Columbia will
meet in the Presbyterian church,
Kamloops, on Wodnesday Ilth inst.
A scow load of outs was brought
round from Mud Bay yesterday for
Mathers and Milligan by tho steamer
The Yoaemite brought up 1000 cases
of salmon to-day for transhipment per
0. P. R. On leaving to-day ahe took
away 1000 casos for Victoria.
The frost penetrated the ground to
the depth of nn inch last night, which
was rather a surprise io many who
were not prepared for so cold a annp.
The small boy was noted this morning trying his coaster on tho frosty
sidewalk. It made the elderly citizen
shiver to think that winter had actually "nrrove."
The ateamor Rainbow arrived last,
night from Victoria with freight and
passengers. She left this morning
with a fair amount of freight and a
few passengers.
The barometer shows a tendency tu
keep up. Tho thermometer rend 35 =
at 11 o'clock this morning. There is
overy indication of line weather, the
chief nf the weather department says.
The steamer Yosemite arrived last
night nnd took on a very heavy cargo
of baled hay and grain at the C. P. R.
and C. P. N. docks. Sho also loaded
somo machinery at the former dock,
all for Victoria.
The hogs which were placed in the
C. P. N. corral tho other day are for
parties iu tho city. Tbo swine havo
manifested their presence in tlio usual
manner, and residents around that section havo had no need tn complain uf
u lack of vocal music.
It waa rumored around town thiB
■morning that thero had been a slight
fall of snow at 5 a.m. But it must
havo been very slight, as the sky was
perfectly clear throughout the night.
The wenther bureau thinks it might
have been condensed fog that fell.
Tlio importation of blooded eastern
stock into this country causes a great
deal of hopefulness for our future cattle shows. Positively the latest importation of high-class stick into
Westminster is the new cat at tlto
lock up. The keeper of that inn is
pestered very mueh with mice, and
has engaged tho Borvice* of a brindled
This morning pedestrians on Oolumbia atreet had thoir attention attracted
by a loud squatting and screaming
somewhere. A glance upward showed
that a largo flight of geese were passing over. The flight numbered over
twonty and they were flying high. The
cold weather up north is no doubt
driving thiB kind of game into moro
genial climates.
Tho fish and gaino market was
stocked this morning with a vaiied and
plentiful assortment of tish and gamo.
The fish included brook trout, stur-
goon, tommy cods, smelts, whiting,
herring, red cod, black cod, salmon
and oysters. The sea fish wera caught
in the gulf, off the mouth of the river;
the Bturgeon nre large, the biggest one
weighing over three hundred pounds.
Mallards and others of the duck kind,
and grouso in respectablo numbers,
were also exposed for sale. Wild geese
are rather acarco this season, but tho
cold weather is expected to drivo thom
soutli in "paying quantities."
Mrs. McDonald, whoso namo figured
in a sensational affair a few days ago,
has returned to Nanaimo. She snys:
"I first became acquainted with Peter
Cameron in 1887. All went woll for
a while, when sume evil-disposed per
son would meet him and tell him little
talcs about ine nnd whioh ho believed,
nnd by so doing brought nu estrange
men', between us. I havo read the ac
count in tho Colonist, but it is not truo
nnd I dont know who could have told
that tale as 1 nm sure I did not, and a
doaii man could not do so." *
Iniltllun '■ New Cannery.
Mr. James A. Laidlaw, tho well
known salmon packor, left for Victoria to-day. His visit to the capital
is for tho purpose of getting together
a crow of men to go north and engage
in tho construction of tho new cannery which is .ti bo established on the
Skeena rivor by Mr. Laidlaw, Capt.
John Irving and othors. The new
cannery will be as completo in overy
wny as any in the province, and its
capacity Will bo vory largo. Tho now
venture ought to be a groat financial
success, as tho Skeena is by no means
over fished.
The taw on Poker.
At tho Nanaimo assizes a few days
ago a ease mixed up with gambling
camo up, nml Chief Justice Begbie
'Charged the jury at considerable
length, and dealt greatly upon the evils
of gambling, particularly stud lint-no
poker as being a very unfair game, He
said the law allows certain games to be
played, such as whist, euchre, sovon up,
and othor games wherein the players
have an equal chance, but the law will
not protect thom iu case thoy should
lose any money. But again there are
games which the law will not allow,
and ono of these is stud horse poker.
He said that tho prisoner had already
lost seven dollars ill the game, that
bei'ig showed by htm receiving $43 out
of the note ho has boon alleged to havo
paasod, and aaid it was for thom to sny
whether after hearing certain witnesses, he wns guilty of doing this intentionally, and if bo, then nil they would
have to do was to bring in n true bill
against tho prisoner. The grand jury
found a true bill.
The tunnies Dyke
Work has been suspended on the
Sumas dyke until next Bpring, it having been found that the fall weather
would not permit of satisfactory construction. The men bave. been paid
off and discharged. With the first
appearance of fine weather next spring
work will bo resumed and vigorously
pushed to a finish, so that the whole
dyko may bo complote beforo the high
water season in Juno. Very little remains to bo done, but what there is requires most careful attention on the
part uf the contractors. Just how well
tho work on the dyke has been done
will bo fully appreciated when tho high
water comes next year.
 ». .	
The logging OnlIII Case.
Judge Bole heard the evidence, yesterday, ni Vancouver, in the now cele
brated logging outfit caso, Rowling vs.
Ross. On April 12,1888, the plaintiff
routed the defendant nine oxen and
a logging outfit worth $1300 nt §150
por month, Ross to have the right to
purchase by giving notice within one
week after the expiration of six
months. Rowling also claims that ho
paid 83,912.99 for Ross, lent him 8275,
delivered lpm goods to the amount of
8189.95, and that one ox valued at §00
was not returned, making in all
80,337.94. He acknowledged receiving partial payment to tho valuo of
85,819.91. He now brings action
to recover the balance $518. Ross
denies that Rowling paid the $3,912.99
for him, or that he received $189.95
in poods. Ho claims he delivered
Rowling logs and did work for him,
leaving a balance due him (Ross) of
§835. Ross also claims that tho
plaintiff wrongfully deprived hiin of
the use of the oxen and logging outfit,
and for this ho puts in a counterclaim
of §1,000. Tho case occupied most of
the session of the court. Judgment
will bo rendered later.
Highly Entertaining.
A former British Culumbian, Judgo
Laidlaw, of Oakland, Cal., is imbued
with a true souse of justico, and is
evidently well fitted to hold lhe high
position he occupies. An Oakland
despatch. . dated yeaterday, says:
"Judge Laidlaw in tho polico court
this morning fined himself $50 for
being drunk and disorderly. Ho read
a statement confessing his error, pleading peniteuoe, and promised to resign
if ho nets drunk again." A judge who
has the moral courage to fine himself
for a misdemeanor, proves himself
worthy of n scat on tho bench, and it
is likely our old friend will not sutler
in tho public confidence through this
straightforward eccentricity.
Judge Laidlaw camo to British Columbia in June, 1888, ns manager of
the British Culumbia Packing Co., for
the estate of W. T. Coleman Ss Co., of
Sau Frauoiaco. Ho waa a lawyer bj
profession, but was out of praotice,
and undertook the management of the
cannery to fill in the timo. He re-
ninined ill Westminster about four
months and then returned home, entered upon the practice of his profession and early this yenr was elected to
tbo position of police court judge.
During his stay in this city Judge
Laidlaw mado many friends, who will
all bo intensely amused when they
learn of his latest sentence.
Illda't Have Ills (inn.
One of the old-time citizens who
came here in tho flush of manhood, and
who haB grown gray beside the banks
of Father Fraser, was over in Vancou
vor tho other day. This hoary old-
timer, one might almost say "forty-
niner," has heen accuatomod, let it bo
horoby explained, to see young men
dresa in a quiet and manly mannor,
after the fashion of tho royal city, and
he is not, therefore, to bo clnirged
with "liiiyt-oediiiess" or verdancy because lie was struck aghast at the sight
of it real, live, moving, eastern "dude"
who was standing on tho corner of
Cordova and Linouiida streets in Vancouver. In the somewhat ablo bndiod
vernacular of this original "old block,"
ho was "flabbergasted clear out
o' sight." "By gum, sir, I never
nevor in all my life thought I'd live to
soo anything like that." Ho snid the
"thing" had it collar on that rasped tho
lobes of his ears and made him appear
liko a calf looking over a whitewashed
wall; a cane ill bis hand as thick as a
barber's polo; n littlo briniless lint on
bis head and a pane of glass tied with
ii string stuck in hiscyo;andpantswith
enough cloth in thein to start a tailoring shop. The old gentleman followed
tliisappnrition about thestrcetsfoi'Somo
time until "it" disappeared up the
front steps of the Hotol Vancouver, as-
Ruinously sucking the head of "its"
cano. It seems that this iB thu whnt
d'ye call it that spoko tho famous grace
beforo meat at a certain grand dinner
in Vancouver.
Police Court.
The caso of Ah Foo, oharged with
running a retail store without n license.
ciinie up again this morning in the police court. An Foo in agent for the
Chinaintiii who really did run the store,
nml hu defended the ease this morning
with more than Celestial vigor. All
Foo speaks good English and hangs ou
to his case liko a Trojan. Ho has,
however, engaged ihu services of Mr.
E. A. Jonns, and na that gentleman
was busy on tho celebrated ditch and
culverl enso, the ciso of Ah Foo was
remanded tnittl to-morrow morning at
10 o'clock. After court adjourned Ali
Foo and tho other Chinaman wont
round to thn police station and nenrly
drovo tho cliiof and tho keeper crazy
with voluminous arguments and torrents of verbosity. Even the station
cut took flight in dismay and sought
refuge among lho coiilini'nt-d whiskey
bottles. Tho general opinion is thnt
*Vli Foo mistook hi_ profession .uui
ought to hnve been a lawyer.
Children Cryfor Pitcher's Castoria.
Deserves to he Patronised.
A glance on the bills which are scattered all over town announcing an exhibition and concert for next Wednes-
nesday evening, at the opera houae,
will disclose the faot that it contains
some items whicli nro not common
around this part of tho country. One
of these is the statuary. This pleasing
exhibition is managed thus: The
groups or tho solitary figures take their
stand in the correct position, and
maintain it rigidly until the fall of the
curtain; being all in white and against
a dark background, and a strong light
thrown on them, the effect iB very line.
Theso representations seldom fail to
"bring down the house" ill the east.
Some very effective groups and solitary
figures have been prepared for next
Wednesday evening. On the list of
singers are some names not often before Westminster audience.B, but representing merit second to none in tho
provinco. A very strange impression
has gone abroad aB to those entertainments. Tho question has beon repeatedly asked: "Is it a place where a
lady can go?" In justice let it be said,
most emphatically, "Yos, it is;" and
nut nearly so derogatory to her dignity
or modeBty as some of tho vile, nigger
minstrel bIiows that somotimeB disgrace
the temple of Theapis in all cities.
Every lady who has witnessed these
exhibitions can bear the same evidence.
Surely it must be prudery that averts
its gaze becauso two or throe young
follows como ou the stage with tlieir
arms exposed to tho shoulder. But
most of the fashionable dances have,
woll—"tho least mid tho sootiest
mended." This is no entertainment
to go a-begging; there is many n high
priced "show" that conies hero that
has nut, half the merit. Tho opora
house will he a good place to spend an
enjoyable hour next Wednesday eyen-
The lEciiiuiim or lhc Lalv Cnpt. McNailgh.
ton Consigned lo Earlh Willi
-Hillary Honors.
The remains of Captain C. M. Mc-
Nauglitou were interred to-day with
military honors. A vory large concourse uf friends attended tho funeral,
and a detachment of No. 1. Battery,
B. C. G. A., the lato captain's.command, under the command of Lieutenant Muwnt, ntteuded as a firing party. At 1:30 p. in. the military left
the drill-shed and proceeded to Oaptnin McNntiuhtou's lute rossdence on
Montreal st. From there the funeral
wended iis way slowly down the hill
to iho Baptist Church. Tho Rov.
Thos. Baldwin performed the funeral
service, and at ils conclusion thecortege
proceeded by way of Culumbia st, to
the Oddfellows' cemetery at Sapperton.
The day was perfect, and ono of the
most beautiful that has been seen for
aome time. The frost had hardened
tho mud and made walking comfortable. Flags flew at half mast in many
places in the city, and the esteem in
which the deceased was held could be
noted in the deep intorest which the
people along the line of march took in
the funeral. There was a largo attendance of carriages, and many persons
followed on foot. On reaching the
cemetery the military opened and resting on their arms reversed allowed the
hearse and funeral procession to pass
through; then, whou tho work of interment had beon concluded thoy fired
three volleys over the gravo, according
totho old custom,and then marched back
in column and dispersed at headquarters. The smart soldier-like appear-
unco of the militia olicitod much admiring cumtnent, and the knowledge
of drill which they displayed was
highly commendable.
Tho pallbearers were: Capt. E. S.
Scoullar, Capt. A. Peelo, Messrs. J. C.
Brown, W. R. King, E, Rand and T.
h rench.	
Supreme Conrt.
Before tho Hon. Mr, .Instleo McCreight.
In the caso of Guiohon vb. MoNooly
and others, the taking of evidence was
Iinislied yesterday and the arguments
of the Hon. Mr, Richards, Q.C., nnd
Mr. Taylor on behalf of MoNooly and
the two Barbers waa heard.
This morning Mr. Eckstein, on behalf of tho Delta corporation, one ot
the defendants, and Mr. McColl, for
the plaintiff, finished their respective
arguments. His lordship reserved
The question involved is practically
uno dealing wilh the extent to wliich
i ho corporation may allow its road
ditches to be used for the drainage "f
lands along the highways. The plaintiff complains that by reason nf a cor-
tnin culvert made by lho defendants,
connecting a ditch op the westerly
sido of the main road, with one on the
onstorly sido thereof, the waters in the
latter, which adjoins his lands, bo-
cune increase'!, and overflowing
covered several acres *,f plaintiff's
land, desiiojing certain asparagus
plants, mul tli pi'iving his cuttle i f pasturage; also tlmt ho was compelled at a
great expense m dyko against such
The only evidence of an overflow
was that of the plaintiff, while several
witnesses denied that such evor took
As there is mi lnw in Ihi* province
regulating the dyking ami drainage of
sueh lnnds ns those of the delta, tho
deois'nii to bu given iu this cuso may
throw Home light upon the question of
what may lie done in tiio matter.
(From Daily Columbian, Dee. 7.)
The foot ball club held a practico on
Queen's Park this afternoon.
The str. Dunsmuir arrived from Nanaimo with coal this afternoon.
The snagboat Samson went down
the North Arm to-day on business.
A new sidewalk is being laid on the
lower end of Fortescue street on the
west side.
A number of peoplo went over to
Vancouver this afternoon to witness
the McLean-Murray boat raco.
The str. Louise left this morning for
Victoria with 60 hogs, a la rge cargo of
farm produce and a number of passengers.
W. H. Vianen shipped to Calgary
to-day 500 pounds of fresh sea fish,
principally cod and salmon. YeBterday 800 pounds uf sturgeon was
shipped to Vancouver.
According to the latest pnstal arrangements, parcels may now be sent,
not only to the United Kingdom and
Newfoundlond, but to all those countries and colonies with which the
United Kingdom maintains a parcel
Mr. Max Mowat, caretaker of the
Fraser River Hatchery, reports that the
ova placed in tlie establishment during
the month of October aro hatching out
nicely. The fry are in line condition,
and at present all indications point to
very successful results.
Wonder if tho Church street paper
knows that it's got at the head of its
tickot for the mayoralty a member of
tho "Cunningham" family. We agree
with our erratic cotemporary, however,
in this, that John Cunningham Brown
is the man for tho position.
The Yosemite took down with her to
Victoria to-day n large cylinder for uso
on H. M. S. Swiftsure, aud also a gun
shield of one-inch iron, cylindrical and
with sloping roof. The Yoscmito had
a very heavy grain and bided hay cargo, and 1000 oases of salmon.
The Pelham street improvements are
progressing famously, and that thoroughfare has already assumed a very
handsome appearance. When the walks
are laid on both sides, and the road
perfectly levolled, Pelham will bo ono
of the finest streets in the city.
We can always tell when our friend
the Truth is hard hit. lt invariably
abandons altogether the subject in
hand, whatever it may be, and flies
frantically in the face nf its opponent.
We never notice such attacks, however,
as they aro of no public interest.
Immense numbers of cod and sturgeon aro boing caught by the fishermen at present, and in consequence
the market is well supplied. The
catch, howovor, is very uncertain, and
in a few days tho chalices are that all
kinds of tish will be exceedingly scarce.
The new telephone line between
New Westminster and Vancouver was
succesfully completed this afternoon.
The route is by Hastings and the line
iB carried the entire distance on new
30 foot poles. This addition to the
telephone service will be much appreciated by the public.
A survey of tho wrecked Idaho was
made on Wednesday afternoon by
Capt, Clarke, Oapt. Urqhart and Mr.
CoUister, They have reported to the
agents and the steamer has been abandoned for the benelit of whom it may
concern. Every effort is being made
to save as much uf tho cargo and gear
as possiblo.—Colonist.
A fine plan of the Queen's pnrk is
now on view iu the window of D. S.
Curtis Ss Co. Tho plan is very neatly
executed, and shows all the grounds
aro intended to contain when completed. The numerous drives, summer houses, museum, exhibition buildings, stook yards nnd stables aro all
to bo soen at a glance, and tho plan,
on tho wholo, is very comprehensive
and creditable.
A letter was recoived yesterday by a
prominent gentleman of this city who is
largely interested in mines in tho province, that a number of wealthy Londoners wera anxious to form a company with a capital of $100,000 to
work what is considered tho best mine
on Rock Creek. The owners here
know they havo a rich mine, but would
not be averse to nn offer of $200,000
and not less.—Thursday's Times.
A. St, Gooigo Ha ior.-li-y, oi Van-
cottver, was in the city to-day.
The Misses Cniiihle, of Vnucouver,
wore in tiie   city yesterday af'oi'iioon.
Mr. Hutchinson nnd wife, nud Miss
Annie Phillips, of Mineral Point,
Wisconsin, are the guests '-F Mr. and
Mrs, Kliotill' (Yunstri'iig.
Inc. i-s«ful Shooting Trip.
The Gipsy returned from Mud Bay
Inst evoning, having on board Mr.
Beechor of tho R. C. P. Mills Co., and
a party of distinguished sportsmen,
and a large "bag" of ducks, geese and
other game. Tho trip would have beon
without a fault hut for the unfortunate
stranding of the steamer on a mud
bank, where sho remniuetl two days,
and only succeeded In getting off nt
the third tide, whicli wns a high one.
When thu party did get ill among the
game they had a line time, and judging by lho size of the bag, game must
bo plentiful around the bay.
As Staunch ns Ever.
The str. Belle, which is at present
ou the ways below tho Royal City
Mills, will be launched next
Tuesday, on which dato there will
be a high tide. The Belle's engines
and machinery have been completely
overhauled and repaired in suoh au efficient manner that they will be equal
to now. She has also received plenty
of attention ontho hull nnd interior,
nud will bo ns smart a craft as any on
the river when she gets afloat again.
Belle has dono splendid work for years
past, and is as serviceable to-day
as when she lirst struck tho water.
Tho pastorate of tho Emmanuel Bap*
tist church of Toronto will soon bo vacant, owing to llio resignation nf Pnstor
Joshua Donovan, hy ruason of increasing ngo und infirmities A leotion of
the congregation trioil t * havo Rov.
Dr. Fulioii, a noted anti-Jesuit and
auti-Utimaii lecturor called, but the
nther soction strongly opposed hiin
unl   the   motion   Toi' Killing him was
lli'll'lnlli d.
A Deferred Trip.
Mr. P. McTieman, Indian agent,
was to have gone north to Yuclataw,
atarting from Vancouver, last Wednesday, for the purpose of looking after
the Indians, who are cutting timber on
provincial government lands. The
steamer which was to convey him north
broke down while going from Nanaimo
to Vancouver, and she will not be
ready to begin her voyage until next
Tuesday. Mr. McTieman made this
long and rough voyage several times
last winter, and says it is a wild, rugged country away up there. No trouble ia expected from the Indians cutting the timber, and Mr. McTiernan's
mission is merely to regulate the matter.
Souud Timber.
The contractors fur t^e improvements to Queen's avenue, between
Patrick and Mary streets, find that
must of thu labor in connection with
tho work is in tho removal of tho gigantic stumps that cover the ground.
Although this portion of the city was
cleared about 25 years ago, the roots
attached to these stumps are as souud
as the day they wero cut, and give
every evidence of remaining in the
same condition for the next quarter uf
a century, The roots are very tenacious and stick to the earth in a most
atubborn manner, and, as blasting is
not allowed, they are being chopped
out piecemeal. The fact of these
stumps remaining perfectly sound for
25 years ia another proof of tho ex
cellent quality of British Columbia
Crushed hy a railing Beam.
This morning in ths4 Roynl City
Planing Mills yards, its several men
wero shifting somo heavy timber, a
large and heavy cant fell over on a
man named John Hoult, and smashed
hia left leg just above tho ankle, producing a compound fracture of a very
painful and rather serious nature.
Dr. Cooper was immediately summoned nud ordered the wounded man to
bo removed to his home near the mills.
The docter said the break wii3 a bad
one, but he wns confident of soon liaving it under fair way to recovery.
The injured man is nn.uld soldier aud
served a number of years in garrison
at Halifax, N. S. His wife came uut
here to juin her husband only a few-
days ago from tho east. The accident
was quite unavoidable as the beam
slipped and was upon the unfortunate
mall before he had time to move from
tho spot where he was standing. He
may bo eventually removed lo the
A Modern War Engine.
One of the pieces of machinery taken
to Victoria this morning by tho Yo-
setnito was a patent vim-carriage to be
mounted on a pivot and manceuvred
en barbette. The peculiar principle of
the carriage is its recoil-breaking properties. By nn ingenious mechanism
the recoil of tho gun is reduced to almost nothing, and without straining or
jarring the vessel, ln a cylinder -is
placed about 17 quarts of puro gly
cerine, and the piston being started by
the recoil of the gun forccB the glycerine through numerous holes punctured
in tho false head oftho cylinder, thus
acting almost liko a pneumatic cushion
and deadening the recoil completely.
Glycerine is used because it will not
Btiffen with cold as oil does, and is in
good condition and ready for use at all
times. Thoso latest developments of
tho genius of war ure manufactured in
Sir Willinm Armstrong's grent gun and
war material factory nt Elswick, Eng
land. Thu gun-shield accompanying
tbu carriage is so constructed as to afford protection to the gunners fr.im
rifle, Nordeiifelilt, Hotchkiss and other
bullets, ns also fragments of exploded
shells, to which sueh a gun wuuld inevitably be exposed on the upper deck.
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l.pim's We!! Co.
Edward C. Payaon, advance manager Girard Leon's We 3 Co., arrived
in New Westminster today. In an
interview with Mr. Payson ho says
that his company is one uf the strongest specialty shows that ever visited
Westminster. Aiding the many novelties mentioned are Mr. Girard Leon
and his educated donkeys, Jack and
Jill, which cun do anything but talk;
the oriutunl 4 Carles, from Paris, in
their novel and unique musical act;
Dr. Casatiovii! the vivisectionist and
illusionist; he cuts up people, this is un
illusion, but so perfect that it baffles
everyone; the two chameleons in their
lightening changes, making 10 complete changes nf male and female
wearing apparel in full view uf the
audience without leaving the stage;
Walter Leroy, America's favorite Irish
O',median; Tommy Adams, character
uniat; Militinetti, America's youngest
trick bicyclist; Antouclli, animal impersonator; M'ss Florence Southe, Loudon's famous contralto; Miss Jennie
Alexander, vocilist; and others,giving
one uf thu strongest specialty performances ever witnessed in Westminster.
Remember the date, Saturdny Dec. 14,
1889.    Souls now on snle at Herring's
Drug Store.
 _. _, .	
The Salmon PnvUers.
Tho British Columbia delegation of
salmon packers are rushing things at
Ottawa. A few mornings ago they
had an interview with Sir Hector
Langevin, and nsked that thu government snagboat be sent up to Sumas to
assist, in repairing tho river bank,which
bad just given way, also relative to so-
curing another appropriation for the
purposo of completing the dredging of
the Frasor river. It is understood
that their rocomineii'in'ions with regard to the salmon fishery regulations
include a request for permission to use
nets of 5J inch mesh as in former
years, tho substitution of a weekly
close time of 30 houra instead of 42 as
ftt present; np increase in the number
of boat licenses to canneries; each
cannery to have 40 boats with such
further allowance of additional licenses
as the department may deem advisable.
The delegation also asked that they be
allowed to deposit the Ch offal in
Fraser river, this, they contend, being
the natural and usual method of disposing of it. The canners recommended that the department maintain the
efficiency of the B. C. hatchery, and
operate it to its fullest capacity, and
they urge that another liatchery be established in the interior towards the
headwaters of the Thompson or Fraser
river, and protect the natural spawning
grounds. Their last suggestion ia that
no protection be given to trout, as they
consider them the natural enemies of
 .  m—»	
Quite a Hll.
The programme for the exhibition
and concert to be given next Wednea-
daj evening in Herring's opera house
is as follows:
1. Organ solo—Prof. G. J. Burnett—"The Battle Marcli of Delhi."'
The palace clock strikes four.—Tha
Break of Day.—Drums at a Distance.
—Morning Bugle Call.—Indian Air
at a Distance.—Cavalry March.—The
Arrival.--Halt! Halt!—Guns Resisting the Approach.—"Smile on in Hope
Old England."—Seo the Conquering
Hero Comes.—The Campbells nro Coming.
2. Horizontal bar.
3. "Marehe des Chasseurs,"orchestra
4. German vaulting horse.
5. Select rending — "What's Yo'r
Hurry!" Yorkshire dialect—Mr. Thos.
(i. Foil fencing.
7* Tumbling.
l'Aiir ii.
1. Solo—"Have Courage My Boy
to Say No"—Mrs. Robson.
2. "Li Valse Berceuse" [Waldteufel]
3. Indian club swinging.
4. Solo—"God Bless You"—Miss
M. J.  Holden.
5. Recitation—"The Dream of Eugene Aram" [Hood]—Mr.T.L.Grabara.
(i. Solo—"Queen of Mv Heart"—
from "Dorothy"—Mr. G. Lynl.
7. Statuahy.—1, "Watching Marathon;" 2, The Greek Wrestlers; 3,
Victory!; 4, Napoleon; 5, Spartacua
Triumphant; li. Hurrah!
"God Save the Queen."
Police Court.'
Beforo'i'. C. Mkinsoo, Esq., P. M., and
P. McTiornnn, Ksq., .1. 1'.
The irrepressible Ah Foo license
case again "bobbed up Borenely" this
murning in tho police court on a remand from yesterday. Mr. A. J. McColl apnenred for the defendant and
pleaded nut guilty. Mr. McOull requested bis honor tu note that in the
event of a conviction fur tho fact it
was tho intention to contest the validity of thu bylaw. His honor noted the
The chief of police gave evidenco to
tho effect that he had seen the accused
sell n plug of tobacco to a Chinaman
for 25 cents, and that the store contained fruit, cigars, fish—
Mr.   McColl-"Ah,    tish,   eh?—
thought thiB was rather a fishy case."
Chief of police continuing, said it
was a clear case.
Mr. McColl said thnt it niust not ba
presumed that because a salo hns been
mado in a store that the seller is the
owner, and therefore responsible. If
that presumption were to be taken,
every morchant in town would have
from ono to half a dozen criminals in
the store every day.
The chief of police said such questions as the present might be new
enough to many people, but, it was no
new thing to Ah Foo. Ah Foo smiled
his acknowledgments.
His honor finally taxed the defendants with tbe costs, and ordered them
to take out a license forth with, which
they did.
The next case wns that of John Wilson, charged witli having been found
drunk in an Indian dwelling. John
enunciated tlie Qucoii'b English in a
beautiful brogue of Milesian extraction. He said he had been pretty full,
and when down in the neighborhood
of the Indian houses had offered for
salo a pair of mittens, The lo linns
took the mittens and hid them, nud in
going after thein ho was caught by the
police. Ho said he was not posted
on tho law relating to Indians and
whiskey. The property found in the
prisoner's pockets consisted of a pair
ot gloves and 5 cents. His honor remarked that the prisoner's exchequor
was iu rather a depleted condition.
Thu prisoner said iho Indians wero a
common, low lot, and tried to entico
men into their shanties to get liquor
from then).
His honor rumahcled prisoner for
sentence until 3 o'clock this nf'enioon,
nnd pointed out to linn ihe beautiful
sights tu be seen outsido the city limits,
and also the unheulthiness of people of
prisoner's delicate constitution remaining in this town over-night. "Skip, is
it?" queried the prisoner, anxiously.
"Yes, if you know your business you
will," replied the olerk. "You bet!"
answered the prisoner; and ho was in
such a hurry that ho forgot to ask his
5 cents back.
northern Indians.
Mr. Chas. Todd, Indian agent at
Fort Simpson, is in the city for the
purposo of taking up nortii a new
steamer built for the Indian department sorvice by tho Dominion government. Tho steamer will bo finished
in the course nf two weeks, when sho
will bo taken north at once for active
service. Mr. Todd Bays the Indians
are vory quiet nt present, but influences are at work to bleed discontent
amongst thein if possible. As relating
to Indians runniuu in dobt with Victoria merchants for goods, Mr.  Todd
ys it is a fact, but whether ihey intend in all cases to pay for whnt they
order must be left to tupposition,—
Tillies, VOLUME 34.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Moruing, Dec. 11. 18119.
Recent advices leave no room for
doubt of the safety of Stanley, the
African explorer, whose arrival
within the actual circle of civilization, outside of which lie has been
so long, may be daily looked for. He
is approaching the Zanzibar coast
with a party numbering some twelve
hundred, including his own followers anil those of Emin Pasha, the
central African state so long governed by tho latter, with lieadquar-
ers nt Wadelai, liaving been overrun by the llahdi and incorporated
with his Soudanese possessions.
Since the latter part of the year
1887, when the explorer left Stanley Falls on the Upper Congo, the
news from him has been very meager, and that which did come was
anything but hopeful, especially
when taken in connection with the
reports that Eniin's settlement had
been broken up and Emin himself
was a prisoner in the hands of the
Mahdi, whicli roport has turned out
to have been only partially correct.
The country in which Stanley's
route lay is described us a tableland
of some five thousand feet elevation,
directly undor the equator, with
many mountain ridges and snowcapped peaks, much of tho surface
heavily wooded, nnd liaving a vegetation so prolific as to be almost impenetrable;, whilo it has a vory considerable population, mostly of small
Bavago tribes. In n region of this
character, about ono thousand miles
each way in oxtent, Stanley has
been marching mid cnun tor-marching for nearly two years, and the object of liis mission is now about fulfilled in   the  relief  and   rescue of
A writer summing up the present
itate of  the Ottoman empire, concludes by aay ing, "It is my deliberate conviction that the Turkish empire is on the eve of a terrible  and
perhaps   a  final  convulsion."   So
often has this or   its  parallel beon
said that wo have our doubts as to
the prediction  being fulfilled.    The
English prime minister referring to
the atrocity recently  perpetrated in
Crete and Armenia, flippantly spoko
of the anarchy   reigning   in  those
places as   "faction  fights ;"  yet, in
spite of his   disbelief in the terrible
state of things among the Christian
subjects of the sultan in those  provinces, public opinion was so strong
that even he had to urge the porte
to bring Moussa Boy to trial for his
cruelties.    The subsequent proceedings in this affair are  interesting as
throwing a strong light on the   subject of  Turkish   misrule    Moussa
Bey, a Turkish   official of the  very
worst typo, had so carried   out   his
infamous cruelties us  to  make all
Europe execrate his   name, and, as
we stated,   it   remained   for   Lord
Salisbury to demand of   the   sultan
that he should be brought to  Constantinople nnd there bo put upon
trial. Moussa has merely exchanged
local obscurity for metropolitan distinction.    His judges are   obsequious to him even in   open   court, he
lives sumptuously, and   has a large
retinue of servants.    The  so called
trial is merely a fraud to throw dust
in the eyes of the European powers.
The fact is that the   whole   system
of Turkish  government  is  rotten,
lord Stratford de Rodcliffe enjoyed
exceptional influence with the porte,
"yet he wholly failed in the attempt
to get the Turk to amend himself or
to let himself  be  amended."   The
sultan is quite unable to enter   into
any alliances on account of the  disorganization of his army.    The  pay
of the officers and mon is in  arrears
from twenty   to  thirty   months in
the provinces, and even  at Stain
boul the  garrison   is   lacking six
months' pay.   Meanwhile Russia is
longing for Constantinople, Austria
for Salonica, Italy for Tripoli, Persia
for Bagdad, Greece for Thessaly and
Crete, Bulgaria for Adrianople, and
the sultan is reported to be a halfwitted fool in the midst of his 500
slaves in his harem.    Carpet   bearers, water carriers, and interpreters
have  much  more  influence   with
Abd-ul-hamid than his  responsible
ministers, and it is reported that he
is suspicious that every one is  plotting to place his crown on the head
of Monrad, the late  sultan, who is
rapidly recovering his health.   Such
is the picture of the sublime  porte
drawn by   a   Mussulman  of high
authority but of the   enlightened
school   of   Midhat   Pasha.     Will
Europe forever put  up   with   this
pestiferous sick man at its gates, or
will the bag and baggage   policy of
Mr. Gladstone have to be   followed
after all ? As long as the   Turk remains, the smoldering embers of the
eastern question will be   ready to
burst into flames.    All the   powers
are   waiting and   watching, all of
them ready to tear   the   sick   man
limb from limb, yet each one  chary
of making a move for fear of exciting his  neighbor's  alarms.   Meanwhile the   unspeakable  Turk   continues his unsavory   presence at the
gates of Europe.
Emin Pasha, which that gallant
old African veteran however, apparently hardly appreciates.
The additions made by the explorer to our knowledge of the geography
of this vast region in Central Africa,
observes an exchange, are necessarily
limited by the meagerness of the
accounts so far received, but it is
seen that they will be of great importance. Heretofore the Albert
Nyanza has been considered the
source of the southwest branch of
the White Nile, the Victoria Nyanza
being the source of its southeast
branch. Stanely, howover, has discovered un extension of the Southern Nyanza, or Nyanza of Usongora,
whioh, ho says, "is called now Albert Edward Nyanza, and is about
900 feot higher than Albert Nyanza,
hn ving an exit at Semliki, which receives over fifty streams from the
snowy rango of the Rujeuzori, and
finally enters the Albert Nyanza,
making the Albert Edward the
source of the southwest branch of the
White Nile." The area of the extension is-said to be 20,900 square
It will probably be a wonderful
and thrilling story which the adventurers will have to tell when
they finally reach home, and it will
also be a story of hardships and privations endured, of sickness, want
of food, and unremitting toil of the
severest kind under the blaze of a
tropical sun or iu the more deadly
African morasses and jungles, but
the results are certain to place the
name of Henry M. Stanley in a yet
higher place than it has heretofore
occupied among the world's great
explorers. He has succeeded in
rescuing the party of Emin Pasha,
and his other work cannot fail to
give an important impetus and a
more intelligent understanding to
the numerous enterprises now on
foot for the speedy opening up to
the world of these vast and hitherto
almost unknown regions of central
NO. 50.
The season for all sorts of church
fairs and entertainments, with the
object, principally, of raising money
for church work or charitable purposes, may be said to have arrived,
and, as there are two sides to this
as to other questions, it may be as
well to honestly consider the well-
put objections which a sincere opponent of these practices may urge
against their propriety and continuance. At a recent meeting of St.
John's Episcopal church, East Boston, we find in an eastern paper, it
was proposed to make preparations
for the annual fair as heretofore.
To this the new rector, the Rev. H.
A. Monro, emphatically objected.
He said that if St. John's church
could not meet its current expenses
without having recourse to fairs,
theatricals, rureo shows, and auctioneering, the sooner it went down
the better. "What can be more
disgusting," he said, "than to see a
professed servant of the Lord Jesus
Ohrist play the auctioneer from the
sanctuary on the Lord's day by
shouting out, 'I'll give $200 or $300
to begin with; who will give *?200,
who $100?'and down to a dollar,
throwing in a doubtful witicism by
way of keeping his audience in good
humor. But a fair, some of you
say, will be held in the vestry.
What of it ? Is it becoming to worship God in the church and to descend to all kinds of tricks in the
vestry to raise money? What is selling articles on shares but gambling?
The silly schemes of bogus post
offices, where decent young porsons
debase their intellect by composing
sham letters in bad English, fortune
telling, and such like trash, are unworthy of countenance. When we
need money to meet our expenses
let us raise it like Ohriptions." Mr.
Monro's earnest words, it is stated,
had the effect of carrying his people
with him, and many of them came
forward at once and pledged themselves at all times to meet the current expenses of the church without
recourse to fairs or theatrical enter
We'think it is un indisputable
proposition, if, as a secular journal,
we have a right to express an opinion on the matter, that the cause of
Christianity would bo considerably
bonefited throughout the world, were
all pastors and congregations to follow the example set by Mr. Monro
and his Boston flock. Certainly, the expedients resorted to
by some churches in some localities for raising money for different church purposes are nothing
short of scandalous and disgraceful
—"disgusting" is not to strong on
expression concerning them. In
this favored provinco, where even
the blizzards, the hydrophobia, and
the sunstroke of the effete east never
intrude, the objectionable practices
we havo alluded to aro not carried
to the extremes that they aro elsewhere ; but even here there is room
for improvement, and most of our
churches would bo the better for
raising all the monoy to meet their expenses, as the East Boston rector
tersely and uncompromisingly put it,
"liko Christians." Noxt to church
fairs, with the usual accompaniment
of raffles, grab-bags, etc., perhaps
the most un-Ohristian exhibition enjoying tbe countenance of a Chris-
tain church in this province, was the
mock debate last year, in the lecture
room of a Victoria Methodist ohurch,
by theladies.aB to whether the Apostle
Paul was a married man or a bachelor. Such performances and methods
of money raising as we bave been considering ha veanalmostinevitable tendency of bringing the churoh and its
work into contempt with a skepti
cal and critical world. We do not
indulge in these strictures from
any spirit of unfriendliness or hostility to the churches, but merely to
give expression to what we believe
to bo the honest, disinterested public sentiment on tho question. If
the churches are right in this matter, no amount of criticism will hurt
them : if they are wrong, even if it
be only in the smallest particular,
and thoughtlessly so, they should
certainly be the first to set the example of obeying one of the divine
precepts which they are bound to
inculcate, and ' avoid the very appearance of evil."
When Samuel Johnson was asked
what caused hiin to define pastern,
in his dictiotmuy, as the knee of a
horse, he made no apology, but said:
"Ignorance, madam, pure ignorance."
The present ruler of Zanzibar has
(lone what Sultan Barghash steadily
declined to do, and, after the 1st ot
January next, no more slaves will
be born in Zanzibar. The children
of slaves will be born free.
A Baltimore anarchist says he
has invented n sort of percussion
cap no larger tban n 3-cent piece,
which, when filled witli the new explosive, textrnlite, nnd scattered on
the sidewalk, will blow up every
mail who trends on one. It has
never occurred to any anarchist to
invent a new kind of working tool
or n new brand of soup.
The skill of the artist is clearly
manifested in the paper knives that
will augment the Christinas novelties already displayed. Some of the
weapons aro twenty inches long,
and over the clear ivory pearl and
onyx all manner of creeping things
are shown, Fragments of fnmilar
quotations, emblems of the lost art.-.,
initials, monograms and terms of endearment vary* the decorations,
which are done to order and without
extra expense.—Ex.
The east end of London, which
embraces some of the most disreputable quarters of the metropolis, has
long been a favourite field of labor for
the philanthropist and the Christain
worker. Now, we are told, the fashionable west end is to have its turn.
A society has been formed for the
purpose of carrying on evangelistic
work there, and of converting the
fashionables to Christianity. It is
stated that even Marlborough liouse
will be looked after in this way. It
might be well, thinks an exchange,
to begin with some of the churches.
The lnte king of Portugal certainly had some noble qualities. During his last illness, when he was
signing decrees, it became so evident
that he had not strength to get
through them all, that tho minister
in attendance had to separate thein
according to their importance, putting aside those that were not
urgent, and just mentioning the
nature of their contents as he did
so. Among them was a pension of
100 reis (six-pence) a day to an old
woman, and that, after being named
was, without hesitation, placed by
the minister at the bottom of the
rejected heap, the king saying nothing. When lie had with difficulty
got through the important heap, he
said to the minister: "Now hand
me the old woman's pension, for that
must certainly be signed," and so
the old lady got her pension of sixpence a day.
A convention of American tramps
was held in ths Pennsylvania coal
regions the other day. Over 640
"invitations" were issued, but the
"delegates" in attendance numbered
only 38. Each was requested to
report his name, his last place of
residence, and his former occupa-
taion, and one, we are sorry to Bay,
registered himself as an iron-worker
from Toronto. Tho chairman in addressing the convention, which assembled in a deserted coal breaker,
said that he was sure that the gathering was a representative one, and
that he was glad to soe "so many
bright faces" before him, It iB absolutely necessary to state, in explanation of tbe latter remark, that
no delegate was admitted until he
had washed himself in a neighboring creek, Tho convention discussed various matters of interest to
tho fraternity, passed resolutions,
had luncheon, and adjourned until
May next. It will be gratifying to
the general public to leam that
twelvo of tho delegates voted in
favor of the proposition that the
tramp was himsolf responsible for
his condition,—Mail.
Absolutely Pure.
This powder never varies. A marvel of
purity.streniltli nli'l wholesomeness. More
economical ilian the ordinary kinds,and
cannot tie sold In compe illoo with the
multitude of low tent, nhon weight alum
or phosphate powdera, Hold oiityin cans,
ItoVAi. Hakim; Powbkii i'*i.. MB Wall St.,
New Vork. Slely
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the in-lneipn! ollli'S ao! towns In Canada.
Interest allowed on speelnl deposits.
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MANAnisii, Vancouver.
huh-aoent. New Wet-tminstor,
The finest assortment of
English Tweeds, Worsteds,
Fancy Pantings, Ae.,
Ae., just
111 Lllll.
A cull Kulicitfil,  Arms, ron jf JSlook, Now
Uw WestmiiiKlcr. m__28.<!
Family Groceries!
Columbia Slreet,        New neilmkuUr
Children Cfyfor Pltchtn". Castoria
A Pleasing- Sense of Health
and Strength Renewed, and
of Ease and. Comfort
Follows the uso o£ Syrup of Figs, atl it
acta gently on tlie
Kidnkys, Liveh W> Bowels
Effectually Cleansing the System 1v_1.11
Costive or Bilious, Dispelling
Colds, Headaches and Fevers
nnd pcniinuhiilly curing
without weakening Or irritating tlio organs on which i t not'i.
Foi* Galo la 'Ifrio botftos hy till loading;
Sax FiiakcI-XO. Cat,,,
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Gheao Cooking Stoves & Ranges!
Water & tails Sis., Vancouver,
■ O 3EE.    IP O 5
Whom- we have appointed our sole agent for our celebrated
Stoves in that district. Mr. Mellard will supply our Stoves at
New Westminster prices. dwno 1 y 1
The steady rush of purchasers at ROUSSEAU'S Boot and Shoe
Store shows that our straight-forward way of doing
business   has   given  the people
Perfect Satisfaction.
Wc offer no unreasonable inducements; our object in advertising
is to give a truthful description of our resources. We have the
largest stoel. of Boots and Shoes ever exhibited in the Province.
Call and sec it before purchasing elsewhere.
Ladies' Kid Button Hoots .2.00 I Men's Lace Boots $ 1 „'*0
Misses      do do  1.75 Boys'      do         1.25
Children's do do      1.50  Youths'  do         1.00
Infant's    do do     50 | Wigwam Slippers  1,00
These goods arc; all made in the latest styles and manufactured
from the best home and imported goods. All marked in plain
figures.   Strictly one price at
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dhi_a.I-b:k list
Choice taity Groceries!
Labrador -JEr-Eexririg-s,
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___f__-r_caoi_ix's TT-Eic Harris,
-_f___.xrao-ar's TJnc. Bacon.
-Flo-ar. Bxan. Sliorts,
noidwiy Sco-illar-Armatrong Block, Columbia St.
Constantly on Hnnd an Extensive Stook of
Dry Ooods, Groceries,  Boots A Shoes, Hats A Caps,
Crockery, Glassware, Ae.
IMC-HOT'S     ___E     SOTS'      BtTITB.
Great Variety of Household Articles.   Also,
S. II.—Farm Produce bought nt market rates 01 sold on commission. ■a.Orden
trom tbe Interior promptly attendod to* ilwjeKtc
IF YOU WANT A TUB OF GOOD CREAMERY BUTTER, go to SINCLAIR'S.   50 tubs of the choicest just received.   Also, a lot of nice Eastern Township, with the usual supply of Home-made, all of which will be sold cheap.
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____.fr' ma as mp 9   mar cu •
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NO. 50.
resident of the Southern Confederacy, Passes Peacefully
Away Last Friday.
lole County in the Southern
l' States on the Point of
i.s. China Breaks the Ocean
.Record from Yokahama   *
to 'Frisco.
.V Orleans, Deo. 6.—Jefferson Da*
V-president of the Southern Confod-
I died at 12:25 thia morning.   The
.cement of the  event created a
ml sensation, and was immediate-
graphed to all tho loading cities of
ith.   His death has been expected
time within the last month. Eour
ago, while traveling on a river
vr, ho caught cold, and his coiidi-
eame serious.    His physicians re-
to allow him to return home to
lippi.    Mrs. Davis was sent for
mediately joined her husband, and
'«d with liim continuously to the
Ir. and Mrs. Davis were as devoted
other as when in their younger
hey eloped.    For tho lust tliree
avis was getting steadily better,
lis much improved, and favorable
'.ms continued yesterday.   Late in
Iternoon, at 4 o'clock, Mrs. Davis
'.ch a cheering message to Mrs.
i and Mr. and Mrs. Fenner that
'.eeiiled for the  first time sinco
Ws ill to attend the French opera.
I {deck yesterday afternoon, with*
iy  assignable  cause, Davis  was
3 with a congestive  chill,   which
V to absolutely crush the vitality
k his already enfeebled body.    So
l/as he that the violence of the as-
l.non subsided for lack of vitality
jhicli to prey.   From that moment
moment of liis death the history of
le is characterized by a gradual
At 7 o'clock Mrs. Davis ad-
rod medicine,   but the ex-presi
.'.dined to receive till the dose. Sho
fipou him the necessity of taking
'lainder, but putting it aside with
tlest of gestures, he whispered,
tdxeuso me."    These wore his last
He gradually grew weaker and
*, but never for au instant seemed
.'■•onsciousness.    Lying peacefully
lio  bed, and  without  a traco of
), remained  for hours.     Silently
fi and tenderly caressing his wife's
.land  with  undaunted spirit, ho
-I tho end.     From tho moment of
Ud assault of the congestive chill,
lathered about tbe bedside who
\n watching and noting with pain-
Irest every change of symptoms
^'last month, know well the dread
Uor was at tlto door.   Abont half
\ o'clock Associate Justico Fonner
- tlie Freuoh opera house to call
d Mrs. Farrar and Mrs. Stamp,
in as the message reached them
'.rried to the bedside of the dying
,   _(dent, and by half-past 11 o'clock
lire assembled in the death cham-
j. Davis, Dr. Chaile, Associate
' and Mra. Fennor. Miss Nannie
grand-neico of the dying ex-presi-
i1  'qd Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Farrar.
I; that Davis waa breathing some-
yavily as ho lay upon the bed, tho
.   'assisted  hlm  to turn upon his
.ilo, with his check resting upon
1, like a sleeping infant, and the
id dropping across the chin.   Ho
some fifteen minutes, breathing
t   then  more  and  moro  feeble
i the respirations till they passed
lince, and then the watchers knew
dead.     After death the face of
'leased, though looking  slightly
led, showed no traces oi suffering,
iiariy resembling that of a peaceful
than that of tho dead.
J.iges have been recoived from At-
(Biloxic, Memphis, Louisville, and
'ther points, all expressivo of ro-
yr tho dead confederate, and of
4iy for Mrs. Davis in her afflic-
ijemams will probably lie in atate
ity hall here previous to removal
I!s8ippi for burial. The genoral
at among ox-confederates is that
quies of Davis should be the
.iposiug ever witnessed in the
■nd it is believed the ex-soldiers
11 attend the funeral will he
lid by thousands,
mpposed congestive chill which
immediate cause of death is at-
lie to a return of the malaria.
ilYM, N. Y., Dec. 6.—John
all, conviolod of the murder of
Weekes, waa hanged this morn-
Raymond street jail yard,
'.ll awakened of hia own accord
dock after a troubled sleep of
iree hours. After dressing he
i the improvised chapol and
t prayer, and later attended
He then ate breakfast with
ltd smoked a cigar, then wroto
id letter. He then said to tho
"1 can die ns game as Curl-
," and expressed the wish to
,i execution nt 7:30.   Just bo-
,'t timo ho said he was roady,
led to the gallows.   Ho ex-
no fooling.   Tho drop fell ut
. set by himself.
'ington, Dec. fi.—The wnr doit has nut been, officially in-
lif the doath of Jefferson Davis,
itaken no action as yet with
|,o it.   The flag over the build-
li has always been half masted
tig of the death of au ex-secre-
klay Hoats from its usual place
p of the staff,
iToRK, Deo. O.—The trustees
*jgar trust, to-day, oontrary to
Expectation, declared the regu-
orly dividend of 21 por oont.,
ymiliary 2nd. Trading in sugar
ilk was active this morning,
3 certilicatos changud hands.
liXi-'ITl'.l) CITIZENS.
ONI), Ind., Doo. «.— The oiti-
Ilia place aro exci.tod over a
if which may prove of a sensa-
|liaractor. Adolph Kroutcr,
luting yeaterday, camo boi'osq
Vrcliicf stained with blood and
/donees that niurdor had been
Id. LaBt Thursday six strung*
\ to town and their  suspicious
actions are now remembered. Friday
afternoon three of them left town. A
littlo later the other three started in
the  direction  of  the scene  of  the
San Francisco, Dec. 6.—The steamer "Queen of the Pacific" sailed for
Victoria and Fuget Bound ports this
morning with the following passengers: Mrs. Donelly, Miss Gilmore,
Mrs. .1. Freeman, Mrs. Little, J. Miller, J. MoAleer, J. Isaacs, A. G. Lowe,
A. B. Hodley and wife, M. P. Kohl-
berg, Capt. Harrington,
tragedy. Four hours later two of
them returned. It is now believed by
the authorities here that the missing
man was murdered, and enough evidence has been discovered which points
to connection with the Cronin conspiracy and that the murdered man
was Cnonoy "the fox," and his body
was buried in the sands uf the Calumet river. Diligent search i3 now being made.
Raleigh, N. 0., Dec. O.—The people of Halifax county are on tho point
of starvation in consequence uf tho
failure of the crops. Tho cotton crop
is almost a total failure.
New York, Dec. (I.—Tho Northern
Paciiic directors met tu-day and fur-
luallv approved the b 'tni isauu nf
$100*,000,000, in accordance with tho
San Francisco, Dec. 0.—The new
steamship China, built un tho Clyde
for lhe Paciiic Mail Steamship Cinn-
liauy, and which is tu ply betweuu Snn
Francisco, Hong Kong nun Yokohama,
arrived from the hitter p.*rt this illuming in 12 days 23 hours nod 54 minutes, beating the fasta t time of 13
days 14 li'iurs and 4 minutes.
San Franoisco, Dec. 0.— The -steamship China, from Hong Kong, brings
the following advices: Chinese troops
hnvo suffered a severe defeat frnm
savages in South Formosa. Three or
four hundred of thein wore killed.
Tlio earthquake in tho province of
Hi, China, demolished thu walls of five
cities, and severely damaged many
temples and public buildiuga. No loss
of life lias been reported.
Two missionary chapels at Nang-
kaug, China, were demolished by natives on November 0th, uiul the mis*
sionaries stoned.
On November loth the train on the
Kodesic Railway, Japan, was robbed
of a package of $1,500 in silver.
Tho German steamor Duberg, with
400 passengers, is out 24 days from
Singapore to Hong Kong, and it is
feared that she may have encountered
a typhoon and foundered.
Washington, Dec. 0.—Tho Silcott
investiitutiou committee to-day deter,
mined thut the bondsmen uf Silcmt are
uut responsible for the $71,S00 taken
by him. They determine tu givo the
members no right to collect their
money from tho treasury, though the
sergent at-aitiis,.an ullioeruf the houso,
and Silcott, acted only as agent of tho
members .iu collecting money. The
entire loss falls un the individual
members uf the huuso.
Washington, Deo 6.—The committee appointed to investigate the embezzlement uf cashier Silcott, met at 10:-
30 this morning in the public lands
committee roouiB of the house. Ex-
soi'geant-at-nrnis Leedom, tesiiliad
that alter a careful examination of the
extent of Silcott's peculations ho was
able tu tell the committee about $71,-
800 govt, money had been taken.
Ottawa, Deo. (i.~It is reported
that Sir John Macdenald recently tuld
Mayor Knowles, of Prinoe Albert,
Northwest Territory, that the national
policy was a fixed fact, and that when
that failed annexation to the United
States would follow.
Zanzibar, Dec. O.—The great ex-
ploror, Henry M. Stanley, has arrived
Berlin, Deo. 6.—The nows of the ac
oident to Emin Pasha has caused a sensation here, Emperor William has wired
to Zanzibar requesting daily reports to
bo sent him of Einin's condition,
London, Deo. fi—Despatches from
Zanzibar report that Emin Pasha is
somewhat better to-day.
Zanzibar, Dec. 5.—After enduring
the hardships of many years' residence
in the interior of Africa, and the dangers of his journey to the sea, it has
been the fate of Emin Pashn to ro
ceivo an injury which is likely to ro
suit in his death. The Pasha is vory
nearsighted, and habitually wears
glaasea. Today he attempted to go
about without them, nud uncousci
uusly walked out of the window, falling
Borne distanco to the ground. Ho was
picked up and conveyed inlo llie house,
where it was found he had sustained
a fracture of the skull, which all of the
ductors of Bugamoyo, except Stanley's
own, proclaim fatal. Stanley's opinion
of his colleague is that Emin is in a
very critionl condition, but exprosseB
the hope that he may be able to saro
his lifo. As it is, the Pasha cannot,
under the most favorablo circumstances, be removed from Bagumoyo
for at luast ten days.
London, Dec. fi.—Whilo messages
of welcome and congratulation aro
being showered upon Stanloy and
Emin frum all parts of the civilized
world, tho Frenoh and German press
are engaged in a bitter war of words
over the oxploror'a achievement..
The  controversy  began  in an article
published in a French paper lauding
Stanley and deriding Emin, whose
helpless condition previous to his rescue by Stanloy, the paper asserted,
was the result of his cowardice, and
whose vaunted civilizing influence had
really never extended beyond the confines of his own tent, or sueh habitation as be chanced to occupy. This
tirade was sufficient to arouse the editors of several German journals, who
declared that Stanley had appropria-
ed to himself credit and honor that
waB due to Emin, and predicted the report that Emin would make when he
should reach tho coast, where it would
be beyond the power of Stanley to
suppress or garble the Pasha's statements, would confirm that declaration.
Thus the matter stands, except that
gradually other papers on both sideB
have boen drawn into the dispute, and
the epithets employed are becoming
more worthy of denizens of slums than
"moulders of public opinion."
Ottawa, Dec. 5.—Mrs. Colin Campbell, wife of the head official of the
militia department, hns eloped with a
young man nbout town and gone to
the United States. Fur some time
past she boro rather a loose name.
Hor husband was ill for soveral weeks
and had gone .tu New York, iu search
uf medical aid. Ou his return he
found thui everything was not right
and that a young man named Fred
0 Connor waa a regular visitor. The
evening of liis return O'Connor again
called. There were several frionds in
tho liouse at the time. Mrs. Campbell
followed O'Connor to the gate. The
Iiusband wilh twu witnesses followed.
They observed O'Connor caressing
Mrs. Caiiuibell und promising to meat
lier at tliu minion tht; following day.
Yesterday the enraged husband went
to the house for the purpose of threatening to shoot O'Connor, but the latter
had fled. Despite tlie earnest intreat*
iea of thu husband who implored for
the inke of their honor and the children not tu tuke such a fatal step, the
wifu tuok thu train tlio next day for
the Stales Tlio young man met hor
in Montreal, proceeding by another
route there.
Ottawa, Dec. 5.—Sir John Macdonald bus been suffering from a cold.
He is better tu duy.
Mrs. Colin Campbell, tho wifo uf a
prominent nlticiul of the militia department, has eloped with n wealthy man
abuut town, leaving soveral children
behind. Her husband is distracted
with grief.
Her Majesty has approved of the
appointment uf Cul. Lay as lhe American consul-general at Ottawa.
It is staled here ou good authority
that the government havo decided to
abolish the duty of 33J per. cent, on
mining machinery and also on coke.
The decision was arrived at laBt week,
regardless of the representations of
the British Columbia visitors. Other
sweeping changes in the tariff at the
next session ure promised.
New Yorm, Dec. 3.—The Lundon
special Herald correspondent has sent
the following despatch: "Nussau,
Nov. 29, 5 p. in.-—I havo just met
Henry M. Stanley, Emin Pasha, Casa-
ti, Lieut. Siairs, M. Jephsnn, Dr,
Parke Nelson and Bunny, and BG0
men, women nnd children. Stanley
is looking exceedingly hearty. I presented him wilh the .inorican flag aa
I was instructed, and it is now flying
from Stanley's tent. Tho great ex-
plorer'a hair is quite white, and his
moustache is iron fray. In a conversation Emin said he did nut wish for
any honors for what he had done.
The Dominion Returns   for the
Last Five Months Show a
Large Surplus.
The Body of Jefferson Davis Lies
in   State   Guarded by
A Syndicate of Capitalists -will Try
to Obtain  the Alaska
Seal Fisheries.
The estate uf the late Sir George
Cartior, Montreal, lias been sold to
Adolphe Roy, for some seventy-two
thousand dollars.
Annie Walsh, seven years old, who
was accidentally burned the other day
during the absence of her mother, died
at Toronto at tho hospital.
Oue of the Pacific slope excursions
left Toronto Tuesday night. There*
were 35 in tho party, and they were
directly under the care of a spooial
agent of the Canadian Pacifio.
Hon. Mr. Mowat addressed a meeting of bis constituents ut Woodstock,
Ont., Wednesday night, dealing with
the no popery cry, tho separate school
amendments, and the French school
While out shooting, Thursday, Alex.
Kennedy of Owen Sound, Ont,, mistook his companion, Hiram Liburner,
for a deer and shot liim in the back,
Liburner only lived a few minutes,
and leaves a wifo and two children.
Contrary to expectations, the Montreal city council will visit Winnipeg.
A telegram was received Wednesday
from Duluth stating the wholo party
uo'uld arrive tho next day and spend
twonty-four hours in the city.
A late Toronto despatch says:
William Thompson Ss Co., wholesale hardware, havo assigned. Liabilities $00,000; nominal surplus $30,-
000. H. E. Hamilton, boot and shoe
manufacturer, has assigned. Liabilities $40,000; assets !.55,O0O.
A number of Mount Allison university students were skating on Morrice's
mill pond, N. B., Thursday afternoon
when Frank Hamilton and Everitt
Carr fell through the ico. Hamilton
was drowned and Carr was rescued
only after hard work. Hamilton belonged to Bay Verto, N. B.
A bailiff, at the instance of a tax
collector, has acizod a locomotive and
seventeen curs, the property of the
C.P.R., fur taxes duo tho town of Port
Arthur by thu company. Tho quostion
of taxes between the town und tho
company has been in dispute for years,
and the t-ixer, hnvo not beon paid, and
now am junt to Slo,000. The agent at
Port Arthur has i-nmniiinioaU'il tho
circumstances of Ihu seizure to General
Superintendent Whyte at Winnipeg,
but su far no Bteps 1 live beon taken
to releaBQ the engine nnd cars. Part
uf tho cam nro full of freight, and the
train is side tracked.
Ottawa, Dec. 7.—The statement of
revenue and expenditure for the first five
months of the current fiscal year is as
follows: Revenue, $10,050,441; expenditure, $12,488,o50j surplus, $4,451,882.
At the same period lust year the surplus
was $3,360,000, so that the statement issued to-day shows the country to be better off to tho extent of over $1,000,000.
Tho revenue returns for November were
$3,448,317; expenditure, $3,703,(135. The
total pet returns to November 3t)th wero
$235,107,048, and the expenditure on
capital account for tho five months was
won't say.
Montreal. Dec. 7.—It is reported
that ttie. Canadian freight agenti at
their meeting hen*, were going to raise
rates all round, but on being interviewed they refusod io say unything
abuut it one wny or the other.
Toronto, Deo. 7.—Lady Macdonald
and her close pi-suiial friend, Mrs.
Dewdney, wife of the minister of the
interior, were in ihe city yesterday,
having arrived here in the premier's
private oar, Jamaica. h,dj Mucdun-
nld said when she left Earu-scliffe uu
Wednesday night the plunder was suffering only from il slight cold, and that
ho was in no way inconvenienced.
Yreica, Cal., Dec. 7-—Five men
engaged in ballasting tho Yreka rail
road, returning from work uu n hand
car at the rate of 40 miles an hour, on
the down grade, last evening, run into
a Hat car on the track iu a cut at the
head of Miner street. Two of the men
died frotn the injuries received Tlieir
names are Frank Joseph nud William
Gordon. The former had the hack
of his head Bplit open and the latter
was fatally injured on the crown uf his
head. The other three men jumped
off, and one named Thus. Luddy was
severely hurt about the hip. Anothei
laborer, named Charles Parker, was
slightly hurt, while Fuicmau Moss escaped uninjured.
Washington, D. C, Dec 7.—It is
said that a wealthy syndicate, headed
by Senator Piatt and General Alger
and others, is after the seal fishing
lease, and that a lively light will be
made fur the privilege, It is believed
that the American catch uf seals will
be reduced frum 100,000 lu 75,000,
making the lease less profitable.
another star.
Washington, D, O., Deo. 7*—-There
is little doubt in the minds of leading
Republicans in tho senate and house
that at least one more state will be
mado during lhe present session uf congress. Idaho is to come into tho
union. Chairman Piatt, of the senate
committee on territories, Bays he is
in favor of admitting Idaho promptly,
and that ho is ready tu make a favorable report upon a bill to that end as
soon as it reaches his committee,
San Francisco, Dec.  7.—Arrived:
U. S. str. Thotes from  Victoria;   str.
Empire, from Nanaimo.   Sailed:  "tr.
Wellington for Nanaimo.
lying in state.
New Orleans, Dec. 7.—The coHin
containing the remains of Davis is lying
in state in the counoil chamber at the
eity hall. It rests upon a catafalque devoid of much ornamentation. The casket has a silver plate, upon whieh there
is the simplo inscription, "Jefferson Davis. At Rest," Then follows the date
of his death. Badges ef confederate as*
sociations, the flag of the Washington
artillery, carried through the war, a
buneh of wheat and a pair ef crossed
Spanish daggers festooned together with
purple ribbon, arc the only ornaments.
The darkened room waa lit up by
clusters of electric lights, their brilliancy being dimmed by the sablo drapery. Soldiers in uniform stand guard.
Stacks of arms and cannons fill the
corners of the chamber, and all
around the walls are rows of plants
and shrubbery. Since early morning
the people havo been pouring in tu
tako a last look at the dead. All
classes are represented iu the procession; by thu bier a number of colored
peoplo being noticeable. Every place
uf prominence in the city has put on
Lisbon, Dec. 7.—Dom Pedro and
party arrived on tho steamer Alagoas,
which hore the old Brazilian flag, this
morning. The party immediately
landed lit the naval arsenal, and consisted of the following: Ex-emperor
and empress, Count nnd Countess Don,
three sons of the count and countess,
and Prince August of Saxe Coburg,
the other son-in-law of Dom Pedro.
They were met on the steamer before
landing, by King Carlos, who extended
them a warm welcome. Dom Pedro
seemed to be in excellent health nnd
spirits. He will issue a manifesto to
the Brazilian poople.
London, Deo. (!.—William Lohtiinn
Burdett-Coutts, member of parliament
for Westminster, has received a telegram from Stanloy, stating that Emin
Pasha ia in a most critical condition.
In addition to the other symptoms
menacing his life, Stanley says thero
is a How uf blood frum his cars whieh
tho doctors are uiiablu to check. Tho
injured man ia lying in tlio Mormon
hospital at Bagamayo, Dr. Parke has
still somo hope ot saving the patient's
life, but the German naval Burgeons ut
Bagamayo do not share his hopeful
feeling. They declare that not more
than twenty per cent, of suoh casos
escape the fatal result.
Gilroy, Cal., Dec.6.—An old sailor,
Pete Jennings, claims to have been a
passengers many years since with an
uid pirate who, on his death bed,
divulged the secret hiding place of a
$250,000 treasure in Spanish doubloons, the place being a small iiland in
the Paciiic ocean, three degrees south
of the equator, on the South American
coast. A company was organized during the late war to look up the treasuro, but failed to start on account
of government interference. Jennings
has nuw succeded in interesting capitalists from the east sojourning here,
and believing hia Btory, they, with
him, yesterday started for San Francisco to make necessary preparations
for the recovery of the treasure.
London, Deo. O.—The sad accident to Emin Pasha, which elicits expressions of deep regret on every side,
lias furnished lhe sensation mongers
with abundant material wherewith to
increase their uffensiveness. One of
the theories advanced to account for
the pasha's injuries which has obtained
wide circulation, and not a few believers, is ilia' li** threw himself from the
balcony wilh suicidal intent while Buffering from tlie effects of over indulgence in -liiiiiilantH n,,tur*il to a man
whu had so long beeti confined perforce
ton life of total ntis ioeiice from the
cheery beverages of civilization,
Ottawa, Dee. 5. - Marked copies "f
ihe Victoria Times, containing an editorial upholding the action of the customs department relative to the coasting regulations, have been forwurded
to ihe minister of customs. The arii-
cle was published at a very inopportune moment, and is calculated to induce the department to continue the
regulations just at a time when tho
minister, owing to the conciliatory
letter uf the buard uf trado, was disposed to withdraw it.
The minister of marine is considering the advisability of instituting tidal
observation's iu tho gulf and on tho At
lantio coast to dctermiuo the force and
nature of the currents.
It is probable that the duty on mining machinery will be removed in
special cases where it is clearly shown
that sueh machinery cannot be manufactured ill Canada.
Exports fur the lirst fuur months of
the current fiscal yoar, $46,810,404;
corresponding period last year, $38,-
020,096; increase, $8,195,768; imporls
fur tlie four months this year, $41,043,-
174: same period lost year, $39,055,-
985; inorease, $2,587,389. Such, in
brief, iB the grand record uf Canada's
trade. The quarter's returns were of
a most cheering nature, but with another month added the outlook is better than ever. The increase in the
exports mny be considered extraordinary, the October figures alone showing
au augmentation of $2,700,000. The
following is the statement:
Produce nf the mine  . .150,703
Produce of the fisheries  1,578,067
Produce of the forest  8,631,100
Animals and their produce  4,301,627
Agricultural products  2,613,917
Manufactures  507,51)4
Miscellaneous articles  40.287
Coin and bullion  017,8011
Total 514,031,274
The valuo of mineral products is about
the same us October, 88; the fisheries
show an increase of $600,000; forest,
$800,000: animals and their produce,
$020,000; manufactures, 8110.000;
agricultural products being abuut the
same. The duty collected on imports
in tho respective four months is as
follows: 1889, $8,442,833; 1888,
New York, Dec. 4.—Tho Herald
will to-morrow print a letter from
Henry M. Stanley, which was handed
to the Herald correspondent at Msui-
wah, November 3. In the letter Mr.
Stanley Bays that looking back over
what has been accomplished, he sees
uo reason for discontent. Over and
above the happy ending uf their duties,
they had uot been unfortunate in geographical discoveries. "Aruwimi river
is now known from its source to
Bourne; the great Congo forest, covering as large an area as France and the
lbarian peninsula, can now be certified
as an absolute fact; the Mountains of
the Moon have been located, Ruwin-
zori, or "Cloud King," robed in eternal snow, has boen seen and explored,
Mounts Gordon, Bennett, and Mac-
kiniion cones being but giant sentries
warding off the approach tu the inner
area of "Cloud King"; tho connection
between Albert Edward Nyanza and
Albort Nyanza has been discovered,
and the extent of lhe former lake is
now known for the first time. Range
after range of mountains have beon
traversed, separated by such tracts of
pasture lnnd as would make American
cowboys wild with envy. Right under
the burning equator wo have fed on
blackberries and quenched our thirst
with crystal water frosh from snow
beds. We also hare been able to add
nearly 6,000 square miles of water to
Victoria Nyanza. Our naturalist will
expatiate un thu new species uf animals and birds and plants he hss discovered. It will take us all we know
to say what new stores of knowledge
have boon gathered from unexpected
discoveries. This certainly has been
the most extraordinary expedition I
huvo ever led into Africa. A veritable
divinity seems tn have hedged us while
we jounioyed. I say it with roveronce,
it has impelled us whither it would,
effected its own will but nevertheless
guidod and protected us."
Stanley then goes on to toll at length
nf the sufferings of the rear columns
after disobeying his instructions; the
terriblo oxperionco of tho advanco
column which was Inst in the brush and
tho six-days' search which ho had to
find it; tlio death of Jameson and
otliora; tho seizure of Emin Pasha and
Jophson by rebels; their rescue, etc ,
and adds Jephso'i's own lotters will
describe his anxiety,   "Not until both
were in my camp, and the Egyptian
fugitives safe under our protection,
did I begin to see I was only carrying
out a higher plan than mine. Not one
officer who was with me will forget
the miseries he has endured, yet every
one that started from home destined
to march with the advance column and
share ita wonderful adventures, is here
to-day safe, sound and well."
Referring to the terrible privations
through which they lived, Stanley sayi:
"This was not due to me any more
than to the courage with whieh they
have borne all that was imposed upon
them by their surroundings, or the
cheery energy which they bestowed on
their work, or the hopeful voice which
rang iu the ears of the deafening multitude of blacks and urged the poor souls
to their goal. The vulgar will call it
luck, unbelievers will cnll it chance,
but deep down in oach heart remains
the feeling that uf a verity there are
more things in heaven and earth than
are dreamed of in common philosophy."
Managua, Nicaragua, Nov. 12 (via
New York, Dec. 5.)—President Sacusa
has signed tho treaty admitting Nicaragua in thu union of republics of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, San
Salvador and Guatemala, under the
name of the United States uf Central
America, but it is believed tho Nicav*
nguan congress will reject tho measure.
Tlm plan of Union provides that for
tlie tirst ten years it will simply be an
offensivo and defensive alliance, and
the president of the union will have
charge only of tlio diplomatic and
foreign relations of the five republics.
At the expiration of that period the
union will be cemented by the adoption
uf a constitution, whicli will embrace
all political, commercial, and other relations between the five republics and
foreign powera. A common monetary
standard and common tariff' Jaws will
be adopted, but there will be free trade
between the different republics. Honduras, Guatemala and San Salvador
have already signed the Iroaty, and it
is understood Costa Rica will do the
The riuuiiit'i'srunslle-i>i'miloCaiilurcil.
Syndicate Funned to tiring Out He.t-
llsll -.'rollers.."Wholesale Desertion**
from llie Navy.—Tlic II. C, 1-lonecnr
Special to Tue Columiiian.
Victoria. Dec. 7.—Tho Canadian
Pacifio steamship Abyssinia passed up
for Vancouver at 3 o'clock this morning from the Orient.
Ike Todd, the Plumper's Puss desperado, was captured and brought
down last night. He is now lodged in
the provincial gaol.
Donovan, the self-styled wrestler, is
in gaol, charged with assisting men to
desert from the royal navy. The men
are deserting, or attempting tu desert,
from the warships by wholesale.
A syndicate is being formed with a
largo capital to provide employment
for a large number of Scottish crofters. The syndicate will equip sealing
and fishing vessels, and man them with
crofters. It will also employ them in
the oil works and sawmill to be established at Alberni.
The str. Rustler is a total loss on
Nelson Island.
At the B. O. Pioneers' banquet tonight about 150 will participate.
The iron bark llerniioiiie, from Portland, tor Australia, is believed to bc
lost. When last spoken she was leaking badly, and heading for Victorin.
A llrtnl .nt'iiirnio.
The Christmas number of tlio Montreal Sfar is nut, and a shining beauty
it is. There are three art plates and
forty-four pages. Every purchaser is
entitled to a copy of the groat picture,
which cost the publishers three thousand five huudred dollars. The prioe
is only fifty cents, and is a lovely thing
for a Christmas present.
A Fine Mtaaur.
The new steamer Sehomo now stands
the O. R. and N. Company sume $75,-
000. She is fully furnished with copper sides and bottom for salt water.
Her furnishings are not yet completed,
but enough so as to allow her being
brought around from Portland to the
Sound, which will be done as soon ae
the weather is favorable enough, lhe
probability now is that the Sehome
will go on to the Victoria Tacoma
route. She will hare a capacity of
1,000 paiiengen but will not be licensed, in all probability, for more than
300, perhaps 400. Mri I eorgii Cooper,
the O. R. & N. agent here, says the
Sehomo is to ply between here and
Taeomn, but does nut exactly know
when she will be placed un the route.
Canada'* l-lrlorlnl.
The last issuo of the Dominion* Ilhts-
(rated is a military number nnd is sure
to be prized by our vetorau and volunteer roaders. It is mainly devoted to
the establishment and progress of the
Roynl Military Collego, Kingston,
every feature uf which institution is
finely illustrated. Portraits aro also
given of the the commandants —Col.
Hewott and Majnr-GeneralsOliverand
Cameron. Evory soldier in Canada
should have a copy of this illustrated
history of Canada's military training
school, which has given so many able
and valiant oflicers to lhe imperial
army. A stirring college song by the
Rev. Prof. K, L. Jonos will bo prized
by all patriots. Tho Dominion JJiws-
tratcd is published by the Dominion
Publishing Oompany, Mr. (J. E. Des-
barats, managing-director. Subscription, $4. Address, 73 St, .James St.,
Montreal, and ">C, JCiug street oast,
Toronto. Fur tlio Northwest, J. H.
Brownloe, Brandon.
The freight agont ■' association in
Canada were holding their regular
quarterly meeting at Montreal Thursday. Tlicy nro engaged in fixing
rates. V0LUMJS 34.
NO. 51
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Morning, Dee. II. 1880.
Consolldillon of Ike Boyal Cily Planing
mills Company and Ibe Hastings
Sawmills Co.
Fur some months past it has been
whispered tliat Mr. John Hendry,
president cf the Ruyal City Planing
Mills Co., wob arranging a great deal
by winch his company and other large
industries would bo merged into one,
and controlled by probably the most
wealthy and influential syndicate in
the province. The lirst step accomplished towards this end was tho purchase cf the Hastings Saw Mills Co.,
at Vancouvor, an acquisition of great
value, and which was concluded by
Mr. Hendry after many weeks of negotiation. Having merged these two
great establishments into une, the next
ate]) wns the formation of a gigantic
company, with wider privileges, additional rights and other powers superior to those contained in the existing
charters. Messrs. Drake, Jaokson &
Helmcken, solicitors for spplicsnts,
have given notice tliat application will
be made at the next session of the
legislative assembly for an act to in-
eorporate a company, to be called the
"British Columbia Mills, Timber Ss
Trailing Co.," fur the purpose uf acquiring the shares in tho capital, and
the business, property and privileges
of the Royal City Planing Mills Cu.
and the Hastings Sawmills Co., and tn
pruviiio fur the said companies being
merged therein and extinguished. The
application also asks for powers to acquit. by purchase or otherwise, and to
maintain mills, factories, machine
shop,-, steam and other vessels, railways, tramways, canals, and ferries;
to acquire and construct roads, dams,
bridges, flumes, etc.; to acquire timber leases and otlier lands; to acquire
gold, silver and nther ores nnd minorals, logs, timber, lumber and merchandise, and tu dispuso of the same;
to exercise und carry on the business
of mill, timber and lumber merchants,
manufacturers, wharfingers and carriers, and to ennduct and carry on a
shipping, towing and general trading
business. Frum the abovo it will bu
noted that the new oompany intends to
greatly extend tho scope of business
in all directions. Mr. Hendry is to bo
congratulated on tbe successful manner in which he has brought this groat
scheme to a head.
Maple Ridge Kales.
his banner. Young men were warned
not lu think that they were strong
enough to cupe ngainst strong drink.
History pointed to such men as Lord
Byron, Robbio Burns, nnd many others
who were forced to own tlie power of
the "siren-voiced devil" that was luring them to ruin. Large hearted men,
large brained men, men of superior
intellectual attainments, men who
could grace any pusitiou in society,
these weie the chosen victims of in
temperance. The Maple Ridge choir,
led by Miss Jennie Trembath, furnished music for the occasion. A vote
of thanks was tendered Mrs. Moore
for the ablo address she had delivered,
and the meeting thus concluded.
The Westminster Southern.
Mr. Bennett's railroad, the Fairhaven and Northern, is nuw about a
mile north from Fairhaven, and probably fifteen or twenty south from
New Westmiustor. Quito an army of
men are now at wurk upun it, and the
Canadian Pacific will thus be into
Fairhaven about next J uly. At Cedru,
a point oo tho Skagit, the Fairhaven Ss
Southern already makes connection
with tho Puget Northern, thus giving
our town an outlet to the up-Sound
cities. Eastward, up the Skagit, and
up to Skagit Pass, a permanent survey
has been made, mid in ull probability
next summer will see connections with
the Manitoba and Northern Pacific—
The Slennicr Al-Kt Disabled.
The steam schoonor Al-Ki put bnck
to Port Townsend on Monday night
with disabled machinery and is laid up
for repairs that will delay her several
days. Sho left Departure Bay Saturday with 600 tons of coal for San Francisco, and encountering rough weather
sho put into Port Angeles, where sho
lay until Sunday morning. Shu then
started on ller way and reached a
point off Capo Flattery when the cross-
bolts of one of the cylinders of the engine gavo way and the piston broko nut
the head flange of the cylinder. She
drifted helplessly with the tide for
about an hour, when the Michigan
stood by nnd towed her back to Noah
Bay. She thou fixed up the remaining engine sn as tu bo able to return
to Port Townsend.
Wc receired from our Maple Ridge
correspondent, a little too late for last
Weekly, a woll written, brief report
of two lectures delivered by Mrs, Lila
Moore, at Maple Ridge and Port
Haney, last week. Following are en
tracts from the reports: On Thursday
evening Mrs. Lila Moore, grand lodge
lecturer of tho I. 0. G. T., addressed
a large audience in the Maple Ridge
schuol house. Aftor a few preliminary
remarks, Mrs. Moore proceeded with
her subjeot of discourse Tho evils
arising from persistent indulgence in
intoxicants were clearly, emphatically
and effectively delineated. The remedy
proposed for the extinction of this crying evil wns moral suasion acting in
conjunction with legal suasion. Moral
suasion was necessary to lift thu man
whu was struggling desperately to regain his lost manhood, but whu felt
' that he was a babe in tho hands uf a
giant, lo rescue bim, and restore him to
society, friends and family. But legal
auusiou was requisite to restrain those
who might again seek tu ruin the man
who was endeavoring earnestly to reform, and to regain the position
in society from which ho had
fallen through drink. Legal suasion
was also necessary to save tho young
from becoming victims of drunkenness
and its concomitant evils. The speakor
declared emphatically that the women
of uur land had rights which it was
disloyal in mon to ignore, tho right
to sober husbands and to sober sons;
and it was the imperative duty of the
voters to heed the earnest appeals of
•uffering womonhood, to have tho
courage of their convictions, and cast
their ballots for men who favor, uphold and strengthen the temperance
movement. During the evening
choruses were given by the choir, Miss
Jennie Trembath officiating at tho organ. A unanimous voto of thanks was
tendered Mrs. Moore for tho excellent
address which alio hud delivered, after
which the meeting wns brought to a
On Friday evening Mrs. Mooro
Spoke In St. Andrew,, church, Port
Haney, the audience being much larger limn at Maple Ridge. Tho dis
course upon that occasion was addressed
chief!)' to young mon and young women. The influence of woman in
molding the characters of the lining
generation wis dwelt upon. Young
men frequently contract the drinking
habit by accepting the social glass
when ollerod in mistaken kindness and
hospitality by beautiful and accomp-
lislii'.-', young ladies; oftentimes, too,
tin.i, aiiiu jo ung ladies reap a harvest
of litter regrets for Iheir folly.be-
can v til. habit thus acquired ofton
grows lipon :i uian until it becomes the
all'Sbsorhing passion of liis nature, des-
troyin'- his sense uf hnnor, robbing
him lit his good iiainu, his social prestige, tind dragging hiin to the very
depths of degradation, sin and shame.
An urgent appeal wns made to tho women present tp tn use tlieir influence
to stem tho mighty tide of iniquity
which Is devastating our land, robbing
thousands of lives nf their sunshine,
and ousting tho dark shadow of despair athwart thu Ihreslihuld nfliappy
homes. Young men wero to bear in
mind that they lived in an ago nf
wondrous pusnbilltlos, thnt by persistant ellort they might attain tn ihu top-
moid round of thu ladder of fame, but
no yc.uns mail, the speaker affirmed,
ever succeeded in life whn bogan his
■career with drum drinking written on
The Alitalia Boundary.
Mr. Burgess, deputy minister uf the
interior, wns interviewed a fow days
days ago on the matter of the Alaska
boundary, a report respecting whicli
appeared in the Montreal papers. He
aaid: —' 'Notliing further has been done
up to tho present, but ono thing is
certain that tho reports widely circulated, including une ahown me as to
tho boundary line given in the troaty
being difficult to define, aro utterly and
entirely false. They are mado out of
whole cloth, and aro nut even ingenious. It is not truo that Ottu Klotz
has beon engaged nn that wurk this
season. The United Statos aro very
anxious tu disseminate the idea that
the treaty boundary line is difficult of
ascertaining, and thnt the Canadian
government du not know what thoy
want. We know perfectly well. The
boundary line was defined by the
treaty cf St. Petersburg between England and Russia. When tlio United
States purchased Alaska tlicy pur-
chuned subject to thnt lino. That line
we contend is perfectly easy of demarcation, and tho government intend to
insist on it."
A 41iiiitl Appointment.
With regard tu the Indian industrial
sohool at Kamloops, wo have advice lo
tho effect that Mr. M. Hagan, former
ly editor of the Inland Sentinel, will
liavo the supcriutendency of it. This
is a most excellent appoint ment. Mr.
Hagan is a man of wido and varied experience. Ho is thoroughly acquainted with tho Indian character, and further ho is possessed of an equable
temper, kindly disposition and moral
perception which iu tho function ho is
abuut to assume is more potent for
good thnu tho rigid execution of ironclad rules. Mr, Hagan will cotnbino
with the disciplinarian a kindly personality and a wise discretion, which
bespeaks the success uf the effort to
develop inthe Indian his latent capabilities. Mr. Hagan expects aa a preliminary move to visit the industrial
schools of tlie northwest, where lie will
study the methods employed iu thoso
Institutions and avail himself nf such
features as promiso within bin own
sphere of action the best results. Thu
Dominion government is to bo congratulated on its appointment of a man so
well qualified in every respeot as Mr.
Hagan, to tho suporintendency of the
school inquestion.—Times. We can cor
robnrate our contemporary's remarks
with respect to the appointment of Mr.
Hagan.  _^__________.._
Mr. J. A. Strong, who at various
times has been connected with the
press of the city and province, loft this
morning forthe sound country, and
proposes to try tbe bustling hamlet of
Fairhaven as a denier in real estate.
Hu is a jolly good fellow all round, tuul
we wish hiin success in his now spheie.
His latest journalistic venture, Ihu
Victorian, will bo conduotod by ita
now sole owner, Mr. Walter 0. Kurtz.
■ Thursday's Times.
An accident occurred on the Grand
Trunk Railway, nbout six miles cast of
St. Oatharinos, Out., on Thursday, resulting in tho doath of una man and
the injuring of four others. Tho mar,
kiliod was named Nixon, nf Hamil*
ton. The injured are: Martin Alien, of Hamilton, log broken; Wm,
Dray and Thus. McKouugh, nf Hamil
tun, badly biuisad abuut the legs;
Win.   Highland,   of   Hamilton, back
• ._*>. ♦-  -■■
Dr. Braird ban been lined $20 in
tho police curt ut Ottawa for selling
opium without thn nocossary college
Wholesale and Eetail Dnigglsts
Hold Your Orders
As we havo a Car-load of the Celebrated
Adams & Son's Lumber Wagons,
Which will bc here in about 10 Days.
We will also receive a number of Delivery Wagons by the sume car.
Mainland Carriage Works.
doelte Si_ri.i.Bi-x- & :OH.-srso3sr.
For the next 30 ckiys we will dispose of
our surplus stock of FIRST-CLASS BUGGIES AT COST PRICE for casli.
Call and secure a bona-Me bargain as
we must make room for a large shipment
ordered from the east.
Pacific Carriage Works,       New Westminster.
Cor. Columbia and Mary Sts., NewWestminster.
The above named firm having fully decided to retire from the
Dry Goods Business and confine their attention to the Grocer')
Business for the future, now offer the whole of their
Choice, New, Well Selected and Well Bought Stock of Dry
Goods and Clothi.ig at
Cost Prices
A rare chnnco is now offered to intending purchasers, an the stock consists ol
goods just suited for the present and coming season. All fresh and in prime order
and purchased in the liost foreign markets at rock    ttoin prices.
Sale to commence on Monday, tho 10th instant, and to continue until the whole
of the stock has been closed out. REMEMBER THE PLACE: Corner of Columbia ami Mary Streets. _„,__,_.
hmw City Foundry l Mini Mi
Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Iron and Brass Founde.
ery, are in a position to undertake the construction and repairs of Mm
and Stationary Engines and Boilers, Milling, Mining and CanJ
Machinery, as well as Castings and ForgingS of every description.
Estimates given; all work guaranteed.
F. BAKER, *       A. McKELVIE,
Sh.iu.taby. dwjll7to Mechanical Masai
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
.&.:isr_D jtxiz, icustds oir
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Boors.   Frames,
bs _ia
A Very Choice Line of Gents', Ladies' & Misses'
Witli a Good Supply of
Boots, Shoes & Rubbers, Gum Boots of all 8
Webster's Building, Westminstor, Jj
•--. u Mill vrssi:. >v:-rr.-n.tfrr
Including Tools of all kinds of the bost makos; Cross-rilt & itilllll-
UiirlH'lI Wire for Fencing, and all the necessary Utensils for Flirl
I'ullcy Blocks, Snatch Blocks, Rope & Chain in all sizes; i
Tar & Oakum: Tarred and Main Paper for Building; Paints.
in all colors; Liquid Paints in all shades; Floor Paints ready touse;
Stones; Wall Paper in all designs; Brooms & Brushes for all pr
Lubricating Oils; Traps of all descriptions, and a general assort
Agricultural Implements,
AT Special attention given to orders by mail.
T. J. T_B_.__A___F.F <3Z CO.,;
dwjly3to Columbia Street, Niw Westmi:.
The Watorproof "K": the Country "K"; the City "E_,"j also Ladies' Butto-
Laced, and Hoys' and Youths "K" Boots.
Write to-tlny font pair.   Goods expressed C. O. D,
dAwoc-lOmS 132 fJovommont St., cor, Johnson, VICTORIA
H. T. READ & CO.
Financial and Insurance Age;
Property for Salo in all parts of tlio City and Suburbs, We aim) have li\
of the flnest farming land in tha Province. MONEY TO LOAN. HOl<
j-tKNT. Agents for tho Confederation Life Association of Toronto, th«
(iuarantoo and Accident Co., Limited, (loneral Agents for British Colli
the American Steam Boiler Insuranco Cu, uf Now York, tho lloyal and A]
Assuranoo Companies of England, Union Firo and Marino Insurance C.J
Franoisco, South British Firo and Marino Insurance Co. of Now Zealand.  '
NEW WESTMINSTER-Columbla Street, Bank of B. C. Block.
VANCOUVER—Hastings Street, opposito the I'o]
Tun Columbian Piuktinq Estahlisiimkst lias firnt-claso fucil
all kinds of Commercial Printing. Bill Heads. Letter Hoads, Cj
Cards, Envelopes, Blank Forms of every description, Posters, Ij
Price Lists, &c. Prio6S will lio found as low aB at any otlier offic,
flrst-class* work is done. VOLUME 34.
NO. Sd.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Hernlng, Dee. II. 18H0.
The Federatiott of Liberal Associations of Groat Britain has been
in session this week at Manchester,
and at its meetings resolutions which
■will go far in moulding the policy
of tho next administration were
agreedto. Home rule,ofcourse,takes
the premier position, but, in addition to the main plank of the Liberal platform, definite and progressive legislation was declared necus-
Bary in other directions. The disestablishment of the Anglican
Ohuroh in Wales was declared a
matter of urgency, and no wonder.
It Bays much for the density of the
English Tory mind, that such an
anomaly t.s this is should receivo
the hearty support of the party,
But, after all, it is simply a repetition of the ohurch establishment
scandal in Ireland, whioh was swept
■away by Mr. Gladstone. A politician of the Conservative party, in
defending the position of his side on
this question lately, stated that tho
woalth of Wales was all in favor
of maintaining the church establishment, and a Radical speaker, with
frank cynicism, admitted that a
Welsh Anglican could easily be detected by the number of servants
and carriages he possessed. The
fact is that the Welsh people as u
body—with the exception of the
squirearchy and the few—are Wes-
leyan in their religious predilections. They have, therefore, no uso
for the establishment, to whose support it is unfair that they should be
compelled to contribute, and their
evident desire for its removal, will
not, it is to lie hoped, remian long
The federation was very emphatic
on the question of free education,
which has long been a "pious opinion" with most l-i_.dir.nls, although until now never embodied in any Liberal programme as far as we are
aware. The matter merely means
the logical carrying out of the Forster Act of 1870 to ' its legitimate
conclusion. England, as is well
known, is far behind some of the
eontinental nations upon thia quostion, and it is a hopeful sign that
the Liberal party is solid for the
education of the poor, free of cost.
A furthor resolution declared strongly against British entanglements in
continental quarrels, and in this we
detect the spirit which fell foul of
and overthrow Beaconstield in 1880.
A "brilliant foreign policy" has no
attractions for the Liboral party,
we are glad to noto, and the knowledge of this will do much to prevent the present primo minister
from repeating the tricky and cheap
Jingoism so emphatically condemned
by the electors nine yeari ago. The
Liberal party has simply reiterated
its position by declaring, through
tho federation, its emphatic protest
against the endowment of sectarian
colleges, nnd wo may, therefore look
for strenuous opposition to nny
scheme Mr. Balfour may bring forward with tho twofold purpose of
enlisting Catholic sympathy by endowing a Catholic university in Ireland, and at the same time putting
off the day when home rule will demand attention. By its resolutions
condemning the buying out of Irish
landlords at the expense of the Brit,
ish taxpayer, tho federation has
givon Lord Salisbury timely notice
to bo careful what ho trios to ilo
during the next session of purlin
ment. Humour says that Mr, Balfour haa a most elaborate schemo of
this sort cut and dried in his pigeon
holes. It had better roiiiain thorn,
for if produced it will fail to conci
ate the Nationalists, who will hear
of nothing of the sort, until homo
rule is passed, mid nt the samo time
will meet with the uncompromising
criticism of Mr. Gladstone, the
greatest English financier of tin
With the news of these resolutions conies the intelligence that Mr.
Parnell has mysteriously disappeared, and that his absence is causing grave anxiety to his friends. It
is well to note, tirst, that this news
is given to thu world by the St.
James' Gazette, an ultra-Tory print
of thn venomous ordor. Mr. Parnell has a habit of disappearing occasionally, no one knows whither,
but up to now he has always turned
up again, not always, however, at
the convenience of his opponents.
It is remarkably characteristic of
tho Irith lender that few, even of
his intimate political friends, know
anything of his private lifo. He is
a man who, so far ns is known, hns
no confidants. His absence from
political haunts may of course, bo
alarming, but not necessarily no, for
evory now and again he inakes n
point of keeping out of the way,
and this fact is well known to most
people who interest tnomsolvos in
British politics. This littlo eccen
tricity of Mr. Parnell is useful, us
periodically, when tho houso is not
sitting, or London is tired of discussing tho latest piny, novel and
fashion, the newspapers tempt tliu
jaded mental appetites of their
readers by tlio startling nniiouho.*
..ient that again Mr. Parnell has
disappeared. We have a firm be-
blief that the Irish leader will "bob
up serenely" in due course, and, we
tr*_o_, with renewed energy to fight
the great battle of home rule for
A Comparison or ibe Value or Beat £••
talc net men IM'- and M8» shows
Wonderful Increaie.
No better,evidenco of Westminster's
progress and prosperity can be adduced
than tho immense and surprising increase in real estate values that has
taken placo during tho last few years.
When compared with other cities of
the province the weight of prosperity
hangs heavily ou tho Royal City side,
mora especially whon it is considered
that Westminster has been fighting her
own battleB unaided, against heavy
odds, and not bolstered up or boomed
by any giant corporation Westminster has grown and prospered through
the enterprise of her own citizens, and
iho industries established by them. It
is ou a mure solid and solvent footing,
financially, than any city in the wholo
Dominion, and its future prospects are
of the brightest;
The following is a clipping from the
Victoria Standard of October, 1872,
and will show the value of real estate
in Westminster at that time:
At the auction held yesterday at Da-
viea' rooms, lots brought the following
figures: Lot 0, block XVI, S45| 4, block
XXVII, §34; 24, bloek XXXII, .27.
Thoy wero purchased by Mr. F. Sylvester
aa all agent. Mayor Lewis bought the
next three lots which were offered—9,
lilock XXXII, S3.; 10, block IX, „05;3,
block X, $70. Mr. K. Stephens gave for
No. 8, in block X. %!,:>. Mr. P. Rogers
for No. 3, block XXX, paid $55. From
tho ahovo, it would appear, the public
haven't a faith that N. W. will stand
niiicli chanco of the terminus.
Westminster was not made the terminus of the C. P. It., but for all that
no decline in prosperity occurred, and
the inclination ever since has been
"onward and upward" as tho unnexed
tables of value in 1872 and those of
to day will show:
Value, 1872.      Val. 1SS0.
Lot «, block   XVI, 845. *.1,320
"   4,   "    XXVII, $34. $2,310
" 24,   "   XXXII, $27. $1,000
"   I),   "   XXXII, .35. $1,320
"  10,   " IX, $05. $3,850
"    3,  " X.S70. $2,915
"   5,  " X, $55. $2,750
"    3,  "       XXX, $55. $1,430
The values for 1889 aro 10 per cent,
higher than the assessed values, but as
property has advanced considerably
since tho assessment was made last
apring these figures aro considerably
within the mark. Bui the great difference in prices will be sufficient to convince any intelligent person that New
Westminster is u solid and substantial
city, and an unequalled field for investment.    ^^^^^^^^^^^
(From our own Correspondent.)
Clayton, Dec. 2.—Farmers around
here are looking forward to the comple
tion of tho Surrey dyke, which will enable them to cultivate a largo tract of
prairie land, sccuml to none in tho province. Thero has lately been a large demand for this class of land, and during
tlio last week two quarter-sections away
back off tho road were sold for $4,000,
aud two other quarter sections, hotter
situated, fetched between $3,000 and
$4,000 each.
The postal authorities have lntoly given us a post oilice, iu charge of Mr. John
George, on tho Yalo road. Mr. George
lias also opened a store which ho intends
to keep well-atocked with groceries, etc.
Mr. G. W. Cann has let a contract for
building a very comfortable house on his
ranch, wliich ho expects will bo completed about tho 1st of January. Mr.
Cann at present styles himself a liuclielor,
hut if report is true ho will soon have to
disown that distinguished title,
A requisition for a school houso iu
Clayton has recently been forwarded to
tho authorities, and I understand the
matter hau received their favorable consideration.
All the farmers in this section of the
country appear to bo thoroughly disgusted with the moans of communication
betweon Brownsville and the city. A
while back two of them woro unable to
return across the river between 4 in the
evening and 10 o'clock on the next morning, wliich compelled thein to stay in
town all night, and 'one of thom had to
pay stabling for a couplo of ox-teams
wliich he had on the other side. A few
daya previously one of tho wheels of a
loaded wagon broku right through the
rotten deck of tbo K. de iv., and it was a
wonder the wholo wagon and load did
not go right through,
Southern Hallway Blahi or Way.
KniToli Columbian— Sir:—I perceive
you have a paragraph in your weekly
edition ot the 27th ult., takon from the
l.laiiio Journal, stating that "the railway
company have, during the paat week,
paid the settlers in liritish Columbia for
tl**; i-iulit oi way acrosb their farms"
Now, sir, such is not the clis", Tho majority of fai'hioi's around horo have been
compelled to take their cases to arbitration, and even now, nlthough the award
bas boon made some timo, thoy have not
yet received tin* money duo thom from
the company. The editor of the Jouriuil
should iihc more discretion us to wheuoii
ho obtains his infuvinatlon, and oblige,
A SimiiKY LUsciiiik,
.Clayton, Dec. 2, last).
Tho harbor police, says a late Montreal despatch, are disbanded, Thin
body bus boon in existence ncer fifty
yours, and have seen service all over
Canada. Thoy assisted iu putting
down tho l'apineuii rebellion iu I8.J7,
and weru -taii"iie*l at tho frontier during tho camping "f soldiers in the
AnnM-ien,ii war.
From Ibe Norlb.
The C. P. N. Company's steamer
Sardonyx, Capt. Meyer, arrived from
the north this morning with eleven
passengers and a full load of freight.
Among the freight was 368 barrels of
salted skil (black cod) from Lundberg's
fishery at Queen Charlotte Islands;
also 2000 cases of salmon from Cunningham's (Skeena), 501 cases Windsor
Canning Co., 3000 cases Rivers Inlet
Canning Co., 1H0 cases Alert Bay
Canning Co., and a quantity of fura
from Fort Simpson. There is no news
of importance to report from the
northern coast. Some preparations
aro being made for the four new canneries to bo operated next spring, of
wliich there will bo two on the Skeena,
one on Cook'a Inlet (ou this side of the
Skeena), and one al Rivers Inlet. The
Standard company havo a good location
on the Skeena which they are now
clearing.—Monday's Times.
Kew Bnllwuy ProJeeU.
Mr. Charles Wilson, barrister and
solicitor of Victoiia, gives notice that
at the approaching session ot the legislative assembly of this province, application will be made for an act granting to the Spokano Falls and Northern
Railway Company (a foreign company)
corporate powers, and enabling said
company to construct, equip and maintain a railway from a convenient point
near the mouth of the Pen d'Oreille
River, near the southern boundary of
the province, to a convenient point
near the town of Nelson, on the west
arm of Kootenay Lake, and for a
grant of land in aid thereof, or for an
act to incorporate a company for the
above purposes.
Also application will bo made for an
act granting to the Spokane Palls and
Northern Railway Company (a foreign
company) curporute powers, and enabling the said cunipany to construct,
equip and maintain a railway frum a
convenient point on Kettle River, near
the southern boundary line of the province of British Columbia, thenco by
tho most convenient and practicable
route by way of Rock Creek and Oso-
yoos Lake to tho Fraser River, near its
mouth, or to the coast, or for an act to
incorporate a company for the above
Canadian l'nclllc Ocean stcamsliliii.
The throe steamships recently contracted for by tho Canadian Pacific
Railway Company, fur the sorvice be
twoon Vancouver, B. 0., and China
and Japan, while not quite as large as
some of the Atlantic liners, will, says
au exchange, "with regard to tlieir
engines, lines, arrangements, finish
and equipment, excel anything now
afloat. Those ships, which will be
6,000 iiross tons, are to be built of
steel, 440 feet lung, SI feet beam and
36 feet hold. They will have twin
screw engines, and will be tested fur
speed up to 18 knots per hour, They
are to be fitted with gun platforms, so
as to he turned into armed cruisers in
caso the admiralty should ever require
the service of these ships to protect
British snd Canadian interests. The
contract for the construction of these
steamers has been awarded to the Naval Conslruotion and Armament Com
pany of Barrow-in-Furness, and the
engineer in charge is Mr. Bryce Doug
lass, who designed tho engines for the
famous sister ships, the Umbria and
Etruria. The passenger accommodation will be about 150 first-class nnd
GO second-class, with ample room for
350 persons in the stecruge, und each
steamer's total dead weight will reach
in the neighborhood of 3,750 tons.
These vessels lire to be completed, out'
probably before the close of 1890, and
the others a fow months later. "—Brad-
Opium SuiUSRlCM.
Several timea in the paat few weeks
two very good looking young mou havo
passed through Blaine, first north
nnd lliun south. This nccurrrd so
often that Inspector James Buchanan's
suspicions became aroused. They came
tn Blaine again last Thursday on tho
Eliza Anderson, and walked from here
over to Elgin, B. C. They returned
hero again from New Westminster
last Thursday carrying no baggage,
They engaged seats of Mr. Lamphior
in the Whatcom stage, but in the
morning only ono of them showed up,
saying that his partner had gone on on
font and lho stage would soon overtake him, which it did, taking him and
his valises on board u mile nr two out.
lt also pickod up near the mouth of
California creek number individuid who
curried a heavy valine and a roll of
blankets, lu tho moan lime Mr. Buchanan had hired a horso and started
in pursuit of the stage, which he overtook nt Ferndnle, and while the threo
men wero at dinner he examined tlieir
buggago, finding a large quantity of
opium- After dinuur tho two young
men worn arrested, but thu third man
disajipuared. Tho arrested ones plead
lor sympathy, aiiyinu that they had
j iievtii* dtjnt' any aiuuiiuliiigbefore, etc.,
and thu Ferndnle people wore c-'iisid-
| i-mbly uxoiteil over the'-vent, expect*
! iug t" see something warlike, There
' ivif> in* r.81_tuiui!, huw.-vi*'-, and the
young men were taken safely to Whnt*
com, where the third man wna also
captured in the evening. Nut morning Inspector Buohuii.aii left for Port
Townsend wiih his prisoners, Wo
boliove thero was about a hundred
pounds of ih*.* captured opium.— Blaine
Through au interview with Archbishop Walsh, it transpired that the
hoodlums who stoned him attacked
the convent adjoining tho cathedr.l
also. Twenty-live Miiiti'. woro thrown
through thi' windows of that building,
having b.'uil picked np by lho inmates,
Ilowe.or, bo wim'il rat'ihi' ti e authorities would let lln.* inn-fan- drop. Thu
cltlnailS hid given liim a magnificent I
reoept'iili, null ho knew tbo troublo a j
feiv misohionius porsons could make, j
1 lie McLean-Faille fuse Ka«*.
Yesterday morniug, after the Law
Bros, had formally decidod not to compete against McLean, a lot of boat talk
was indulged in on all sides, which culminated in a sort of arrangement between McLean and Paine tu paddle a
canoe race around Deadman's Island.
Unfortunately for the ultimate settlement of the result nothing was mentioned about judges, rules or anything
which goes to make articles of agreement binding, and puts certain restrictions on races, The only really
business-like proceeding was the putting up of tho cash, $100 a side. Canoes were procured, however, and a
race started, McLean using a single-
bladed paddle, Paine a doublo-bladed
ono. This about matched the men, as
McLeau is certainly ono of the best in
a canoo on the Pacifio coast, and canoe*
ing is hardly Paine's style. Capt. Dodd
had been mutually selected as referee
and judge, but wns not favored with a
boat to follow up tho racers. The men
got away well together, Paine leading
Blightly until past the railway bridge,
when it became an even thing, but tho
McLean men backed their man at odds
to win the race. Ou the run homo
McLean led about two lengths, although Paino was pressing him badly.
As soon as tho men landed Paine at
once entered a protest, on the grounds
of a foul. At first the McLean men
would not listen to this, as they said
there was no rules governing canoo racing. Capt. Dodd reserved his decision,
and a meeting between the principals
and backers with the judge was held
nnd the dispute discussed fairly. It
was shown that fault was on both sides,
and the fact that no regular articles
were drawn up was taken by Capt.
Dodd tu be sutlicient grounds upon
which" to declare the race a draw,
stakes to ba taken down and all bets
off. This wns a sensible and fair decision under the circumstances, and
was accepted by tho principal and
backers with a guod grace. McLean is
still willing to pull a skiff race nnd
Paine will oblige him in a short time.
Paino says that McLean is a wonderful
stayer, while McLean is also ready tu
admit that Paino is nu mean antagonist. A good skiff raco under well
drawn up articles between these two
men would be a goud exhibition, and
it is to be hoped they will soon be
brought together for ono.—Tuesday's
Children Cryfor Pitcher's Castoria.
The Legislative Halls neraodclleil ami
Improved Buth Insldo and Out.
Anyone who attended the sessions
of tho provincial legislature during this
or previous years, must havu sympathized with the law-makeis of British
Columbia over the barn-like desolation of their assembly room. The old
legislative hall was unfit for this age
of improvement.
Rising tu the occasion the government have hud the legislative building
so completely remodelled and modernized that no acquaintance would recognize it. The roof has been supplanted
by a new one. A brick extension has
been rcade to the back of the main
building, providing a moro convenient and comfortable room for Mr.
Speakor and another for committee
work. The spectators' galleries have
heen extended and furnished with
more comfortable seats, while the press
galleries are better lighted than thoy
were beforo. Tho antiquated fireplaces on the floor of the house have
disappeared, and the speaker's throne,
thoroughly renovated, has been placed
about twelve feet further back. The
throne and dais, in tho now order, of
things, is backed by a blind arch, with
massive bronze pillars on cither side,
and flanked by open arches, admitting
to an air passage, which separates the
main building frbm the committee and
speaker's rooms.
A great part of the old woodwork
has disappeared, and the very objectionable ist roof and skylight oF early-
days has gono as well. The new roof
is vaulted and handsomely frescoed,
the patterns being must artistic and the
colors brilliant and harmonious. The
vaulted ceiling, where it merges intu
tho glass roof, is heavily gold corniced,
whilo gold bands relievo tho frescoing
wherever a pleasing effect can thereby bo produced. The walls aro also
handsomely frescoed, both abovo and
below the gallerios, whilo the woodwork is finished in oak and very euro*
fully grained.
Modern windows mako the ventilation ns well as lhe lighting better than
formerly, whilo lho hot water pipes
have been nrrangod lo produco tho
most comfortable effeot when heat is
required. New gas fixtures have been
introduced, the pillars supporting the
galleries have been painted in imitation of black veined marble, and the
desks of all the members have been
painted and puliahcd in imitation eb
ony with trimmings uf gold. The carpets and hangings about Mr. Speaker's
throne nro all to be now and of the
best, and the library, nnd other riunns
attached have also had ihe same radi*
cal improvements ninili* to thein as have
been ir.ndo iu the assembly room.—
All claims not consistent with the hh;h
churactoi- of Syrup of Figs are purposely
avoided by the Cal. Fig Syrup Company.
Tt acts gently on the kidneys, liver and
bowels, eleansiug the system effectually,
but it is not a cure-all and inakes no
pretensions that every bottlo will not
There is great   interest at Ottawa
iiver tho controversy  between   Mr.
Mercier nnd Hon. Mr. Chapleau, about
the attempted settlement of the Jesuit
iisinto matter by the litter.    A letter
from  ex-Premier  Hoss   to  Cardinal j
Tusclioreail regarding the niatter hav-;
ing boon found in   tho   archives   en-)
tinning the statements made ns to  the j
Dominion sebfotiiry of (date's p* sitiOn, :
and there isa gnnddoaloF curiosity over i
tho  unooiiiioi-tiibh'   position in which I
Oltn-'h-aii has been pln'cl'il. ,
Wholesale and Retail Druggists
Goods, Jackets, Paletots, Dolmanettes,
and Ulsters.
A Large Assortment of MEN'S SUITS
from $7.00.
! I
For the next 30 days we will dispose of
our surplus stock of FIRST-CLASS BUGGIES AT COST PRICE for cash.
Call and secure a bona-fide bargain as
we must make room for a large shipment
ordered from the east.
Pacific Carriage Works,       New Westminster.
W, & G. Wo
Cor. Columbia and Mary Sts., New Westminster.
The above named firm having fully decided to retire from the
Dry Goods Business and confine their attention to the Grocery
Business for the future, now offer the whole of their
Choice, New, Well Selected and Well Bought Stock of Dry
Goods and Clothing at
Cost Prices ft
A rare chnnco is now offered to intending purchasers, as the Btock consists of
goods just suited for tlie present and couiinc season. All fresh nud in prime order
and puruh:.sed in the best foreign markets nt rock    ttom prices,
Snle to commence on Mondny, the 16th instant, and to continue until the whole
of tho stock hns been closed out. REMEMBER THK PLACE: Corner of Columbia nud Mary Streets.
Flailing 1k tap}, Ii
M Kmb tf Bngl ______! QtbssbA Lniber
Shingles, Shakes, Laths, Pickets,
■A-WX)   .A.X.X.   KH3ST33S   OUT
Wood Furnishing for Canneries.
Doors,   Frames.   Windows.
Moaldtiifft.-- Balusters*
BHnds. Brackets,
Railings, Newels.
nolOtlwly VOLUME 34.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Homing, Dee. 11, 18*11.
If anything were wanted to demonstrate the utter contemptible-
ness of the local morning paper,
the evidence is forthcoming in the
•vulgar and dishonorable tactics
■which that sheet practices at election contests. Misrepresentation,
untruth, and the endeavor to foment
denominational and class differences are the unworthy weapons to
•which it has recourse by preference
whenever an election contest of uny
sort is on. Tliis was amply proved
by its conduct during tlie late Cor-
bould-Cunninglium contest in tliis
city. On the very next opportunity
—whicli the civic elections offered—
the "wretched" paper rushes incontinently to its dirty tricks again.
In its usual erratic and unreasoning
way, tho Ohurch street freak imagined that it wanted to oppose Mr.
James Johnston in ward two. Forthwith Mr. James Johnston must be
maligned in some way. Without
daring to assert directly what it
knew to be an untruth— or, to give
it the benefit of the doubt, whut it-
did not know to be true—the organ
of undoubted veracity invented a
fiction, and introduced it in the assassin style, "It is alleged," etc.;
but took care before concluding
to assume its own allegation to be
fact. When the cowardly untruth
was publicly branded by this paper,
instead of retracting, true to its
character, the misnamed sheet has
kept ou reiterating its false insinuation. In its issue of Sunday morning Truth (!) says : "Although every
opportunity has been given them to
do so, neither James Johnston or his
coadjutor, Tim Columbia:*:, have accepted 'Truth's challenge to deny
that he is alleged to be connected
with tho Salvation Army, and
that there has been some justification for the allegation." To
show how thoroughly and stupidly unscrupulous in its statements
the morning paper can be we • will
reproduce a sentence from an editorial paragraph in this paper   on    Friday   last :    "in
the interests of strict truth,
now that the question has been
raised by a falsehood, we may
state, what all Mr, Johnston's
friends know, that in matters of religion he is one of the staidest of
Presbyterians—the very antipodes
of the demonstrative Salvationists—
and, in fact, is known to have personal predilections not favorable to
the Army." No reasonable, honest
mind could ask for a more emphatio
contradiction than the above so far
M this paper is concerned. With
respect to a flourishing denial in its
own columns by Mr. Johnston,
which the morning paper appears to
expect, we may state, for its delectation, that Mr. Johnston, very properly, entertains too strong a contempt for the sheet in question to
defend himself in its columns. Without Mr. Johnston's knowledge, we
published our correction of Truth s (!)
false insinuation, on Friday last.
The next day Mr. Johnston called
at this office and thanked us for
voluntarily correcting the utterly
groundless insinuation concerning
him ; he expressed himself perfectly
satisfied with the contradiction in
this paper, and intimated that he
would scorn to have his namo appear in the columns of the morning
paper in contradiction of such a
gratuitous and contemptible falsehood. We owe our readers an apology for noticing a comparatively
trivial matter at such length. It is
not so much the matter, however,
as the principle that induced us to
notice the question again, Truth's
(I) malign iniluence is bound to affect a few in the community, It is
well, therefore, that its true characteristics should be pointed out occasionally. Otherwise it is beneath
Prize fighting as a sport seems to
stand a fair chance of revival. Of
course the practice of the manly art
has never yet died out, but the brand
of the law having been fixed on it,
sporting gentlemen have had to be
satisfied with carrying on the little
game sub rosa, more or less. The
vigilant policeman hus had to be
watched, and his eagle eye diverted
by all mannor of means, to enable
combatants to blacken eacli other's
optics, or pound each other into
jelly, all in the interest of "sport."
But a revival of old times seems to
be imminent, and prize fighting, so
far from being dead as a polite art,
is still in high favor with the
"cream of society." That such is a
faot is conclusively proved by the
accounts of a "glove contest" which
recently took place at the Pelican
club in the fashionable wost end of
london. The combatants were Jem
Smith, the champion heavy weight
of England, and Peter Jackson, the
colored pugilist of Australia. The
reports of this degrading fight are
simply revolting, and we havo no
intention to indict any of the horrible details upon our readers. It is
suggestive, however, to   read   that
"never before in the history of
modern London bas such a sight
been seen within the walls of a olub
house. Every class of society may
be said to have been represented.
Hers were leading lights of fashion,
there popular actors; playwrights
jostled stockbrokers, and guardsmen
from Wellington barracks and cavaliers from Canterbury elbowed solicitors and financial agents. Music-
hall proprietors, negro comedians,
and theatrical managers were packed
like sardines with foreign office clerks,
racing men and newspaper owners.
At lenst two composers could have
found inspiration for a 'hurly-burly'
cliorus from the din by whicli their
ears were greeted, and writers of
comic copy might fairly have annexed some of the jokes whicli country squires had brought with them
for the edification of Londoners.
But be it remembered that all these
spectators were in faultless ovening
garb, that not even the smoke of a
cigarette rose towards the electric
girandoles, while, no oaths or coarse
language defiled the attendance,
which was positively saintlike in its
demeanor. The lack of refreshment
was a great inconvenience." From
the preceding remarks it is very
clear that the exhibition of fistic
brutality was patronized by many
persons of prominence in "society",
and the fact that the encounter came
offat a fashionableclubhouse like that
of the "Pelican" is proof positive
that this "glove contest" was no second rate affair, but on the contrary
quite "the thing." That it was a
prize fight pure and simple is only
too evident from a perusal of the
particulars. Thus the accounts,
after gloating over a great deal of
brutality, declare that "Smith was
knocked all over the ring and liad to
cling to the ropes to prevent himself
from falling," and then add that
"the colored man struck Smith repeatedly in the face, the latter being
quite incapable of returning the
The question at once arises,
Where were the police, and why
did they not provent this affray!
Prize lighting is illegal in England,
and it seems scarcely credible that
such a very representative gathering
of spectators could have been in
"the know," in regard to tho contest without some inkling of wlmt
was about to happen reaching the
ears of the authorities. Cock fighting, bull baiting, and the manly art
were in high favor with Englishmen
of a bygone generation, but so was
habitual intoxication, and we had
hoped that sport of the prize ring
order had gone out with the last of
the three bottle men. It seems,
however, as though the jeunesse
doree ol to-day are apeing the blackguardism of the past without the excuses of their predecessors. It is
high time that Mr. Secretary Matthews should awake to the fact that
the purlieus of Piccadilly and Pall
Mall are after all very little better
than the courts and thieves' kitchens
around Ratcliff highway, if there is
a tittle of truth in the disgusting
revelations brought to this country
over the cables. The club houses
seem to have degenerated into gambling hells or worse, and nameless
horrors are reported as being perpetrated by the rising aristocracy of
the greatest empire the world has
yet seen. For the credit of our com
mon race, for the good name of the
mother country, we hope that much
has been exaggerated, but it behooves the government of England
to see that the law is obeyed, and
that offenders, no matter what their
position in society, are brought to
justice for their misdeeds,
There is a remote part of the
Russian empire, says an exchange,
where the girls do all the courting.
The young woman calls atthe young
man's house and makes the proposal;
if the young man declines she remains there in the hope of coaxing
him into changing his mind. The
poor fellow is not permitted by the
custom of the country to turn her
out or even to be rude. His only
recourse is to go away and leave her
in possession of his house until her
patience is exhausted. Thus the
young woman can socure a home
whether she gets married or not.
To give persons unacquainted with
natural science an idea of the more
interesting of the actions affecting
the surface of the earth—especially
in their relations to the welfare of
man—has been the aim of Prof. N.
S, Shaler, of Harvard, in his "Aspects of the Earth" (Chas. Scribner's
Son, New York). In successive chapters, he treats clearly and in the light
of the latest knowledge, earthquakes,
volcanoes, caverns and cavern life,
rivers and valleys, the instability of
the atmosphere, forests of North
America, and the orign and nature
of soils. Especially attractive aro
the discussion of future earthquakes,
curious facts concerning the Charleston upheaval, Pliny's account of tlio
voleanic eruption that buried Pompeii, and tho description and tracing
of the origin of tornadoes, whirlwinds and cyclones. Many accurate
engravings add to the instructivoness
of the text,
The elections in this city on Monday passed off vory quietly, as everyone anticipated, the aggregate vote
polled, as shown by  the mayoralty
contest, being considerably less than
half the number  on  the  register.
The reasons for this are  numerous.
As we stated on Monday, there was
no very important issue before the
electors, resulting in a natural luck
of interest, and  tbe   woather   was
wretohed as well as the state of the
roads.   The fact, too, that in wards
one and four there was no contest
for aldermen tended directly towards
making the total   vote  for  mayor
smaller than if there had been more
inducement   for  indifferent  or supine electors to visit the polls. Last,
bnt not least, probably, as a factor
in the small vote for the   mayoralty
should be mentioned  the  fact that
neither of the candidates conducted
a personal canvass, nor  were their
agents or supporters  encouraged to
do so.    In fact, by general consent,
there was practically no electioneering
done at   the   elections, except to a
limited extent   in   the   aldermanic
contests in wards   two   and   three.
Under the circumstances, then, the
vote for mayor was not so small as it
seems, and, while  Mr. Brown's majority   is a fairly   respectable   one,
Mr, Townsend's vote is one, when
all the circumstances are considered,
that shows him to stand well in tlie
estimation of  tlie   ratepayers, after
his year of service in the council, us
alderman antl mayor.    There can lie
no doubt that, bad    Mr.   Townsend
chosen to seek -re-election   for   the
honors, without raising the question
of salary, lie would  have   been   returned without opposition as a mark
of approval   of   his services.   'Mr.
Townsend's emphatic   and definite
stating of the salary   issue   in   the
first place was responsible  for   Mr.
Brown's candidature, and   to a certain extent for   his   election.    We
supported Mr. Brown, as our readers
know, apart from the   salary   question, on the ground that, while  Mr.
Townsend had mode it good   mayor,
we believed that Mr. Brown    would
make a better.    We think  so still,
and, therefore, cannot but commend
the choice of the ratepayers   in  the
mayoralty matter.
The aldermanio contests in wards
two and three did not go altogether
as we anticipated, nor in every respect as we honestly conceived to be
in the city's best interests. The
ratepayers of the wards themselves,
however, are the ones to be suited,
and we bow with the utmost grace
to their superior judgment. Notwithstanding, wo must express our
opinion that in the (to us) phenomenal defeat of Jno, Keid iu ward
two and of 11. Elliott in ward three
tho city loses experienced and valuable advisers and counsel which wn
are afraid the new board as now
constituted will stand in need of,
more particularly in the board of
works department. We shall not
indulge in forebodings of evil, however, but accept the new council
wliich the ratepayers have given us,
for better, for worse, and congratulate every mother's son of them. It
is unnecessary to say that we heartily agree with tho ratepayers in tlieir
unmistakably expressed choice of
Jas. Johnston as ono of the aldermen in ward two and of B. W.
Shiles in ward throe. We have
nothing to say against the return of
D. McPhaden as the second alder
men in ward two, except that we still
believe Jno. Reid would have been
a much better choice. With respect
to the election of Marshall Sinclair
as the second alderman in ward
three, we would repeat, what we
said before the election, that we do
not believe he will do discredit to
the office of alderman, We honestly believed, and still hold to the belief, that Mr. Elliott, having had
many years' experience in civic matters, and particularly in connection
with the department of the board of
works, would huve been a more valuable accession to the city council
for the ensuing year than Mr. Sinclair. However, if the latter carries
with him into the council the same
energy and skill that he has exhibited as a canvasser, he will make a howling success as alderman. Mr. Sinclair
is a comparatively young man. We
congratulate him on his very evident faculty of get-thereativeness,
and during the ensuing municipal
year The Columbian will give him,
as well as every member of the new
civic parliament, a perfoctly fair
field, without favoring any. The
municipal council for 1800, wliich
was completed by Monday's elections, will be found to be constituted as follows : Mayor, John 0.
Brown ; aldermen, Messrs. Alfred
Smither, Joseph Batchelor (ward
one), Jas. Johnson, D. McPhaden
(ward two), B. W. Shiles, Marshall
Sinclair (ward throe), D. Lyal and
H. Hoy (ward four). It will be
seon that the now council is composed of new men, with the exception of Messrs. Shiles and McPhaden, and, with the additional exception of Mr. Hoy, both mayor and
aldermen aro now in tho sense of
having never occupied positions at
tho council board in this city boforo.   The  new   council   will   no
enter upon their duties until January first. In the meantime the
members will probably improve
their time and "get onto the running"
by devoutly marching in a body to
the council chambers whenever
they hear the civic bell toll for an
assembly. In this way they will be
able to catch and appropriate what
is good in the old council and the
more intelligently carry on its unfinished enterprises. The maiden
deliberations of the new council will
be watched wilh interest. There
are some very good men in its makeup. There are others not so good.
But we shall suspend our judgment
and hold ourselves open to be convinced that the municipal council
for 1890 is the best in every respect
that the royal city has ever had.
It will lie generally admitted that
three good men havo boen elected
for water commissioners in Messrs.
J. 0. Armstrong, W. A. Duncan,
and Geo. Turner. The totnl number of votes polled 6n this ticket
was also small as compared with the
voting strength of tho city, nnd for
the same reasons that produced a
similar result on the voting for
mayor and aldermen. While on
the subject of the water commissioners, it is only fair to Senator Mclnnes, who was put in nomination
unsought by himself, as were the
others, and who received a considerable voto ns it was, to state that he
lost many votes owing to tbo fact
of his senatorship and the unavoidable impression that his Ottawa engagement would interfere with his
duties as water commissioner. Mr.
Major, it should bc mentioned, with*
drew from the nomination at the
last moment, which left but live
nominees to select from, instead of
the original ten proposed by tlie
Jt is characteristic of the morning paper, and a very fair illustration of its "style" all through, that
it should retract election slanders,
that, it has stubbornly and wantonly
reiterated for days, after the election
is over nnd the purpose for which
they were uttered has been either
fulfilled or defeated. This is what
our very absurd and erring cotemporary has done with respect to. its
intonded slander ngninst Mr, Jas.
Johnson, who was ou Monday re
turned at the head of the poll for
ward two. The slander first appeared in the Truth-(I) of Thursday
morning. On Friday we gave it a
contradiction that should have satisfied that paper, if it had the least
disposition to be honest—or at least
set it thinking and inquiring, if it
wanted to be fair and repair an injustice before the election, obviously
the proper time to make a retraction.
But what does the "independent"
Church streot sheet do? Why, it
mulishly reiterates its slander of
Thursday on lioth Saturday nnd
Sunday mornings. And on yesterday
(Tuesday) morning, when the election is over, and the false insinuation had dono all the harm that it
could (wliich, as the sequel has
shown, was nil, owing to the source
from which it emanated, except
upon the head of its originator), the
journalistic terror to the "early
worm" in this bright and blooming
burg breaks out in its editorial
columns, with a mingled "gall" and
simplicity that is as refreshing as
whisky-and-soda, with the following
cheerful but tardy confession:
"From careful enquiry made among
those who are best acquainted with
James Johnson, it appears that, so
far from being a Salvationist, he is
a rigid Presbyterian of the old school.
It is with unfeigned pleasure we
make this correction." Now, what
is a discriminating public to think
of such a confession in view of all the
circumstances . There are only two
conclusions possible : Truth must be
either a deliberate und unblushing
journalistic knave or a hopeless
"chump." In charity let us suppose the hitter, and we have tho
sublime and edifying spectacle of a
so-called journal making "careful
enquiry," when it is practically too
late, into the .truth or falsity of
slanders that have been making its
columns offensive and ridiculous for
fully half a week. It does not need
calcium lights or other stage accessories to enhance such an object lesson.    Verb. sat.
A "beo in the ear" of our ecclesiastical cotemporary—The "Methodist ring" in tho retiring counoil
will have a very pronounced Presbyterian "ring" about it in tho new.
Those churches again.
The Columbian is a sort of
"Burke's Peerage" on the religious
affiliations of tho people of New
Westminster—Truth. Thanks awfully. Whenever Truth wishes to
consult an authority on any subject
we shall bo happy to oblige it, and
thus savo it the humiliating necessity of making "careful onquiry"
•lob printing of aU kinda neatly doue
nt tho Columiiian olfico. Prices will bo
found as low as at any othor office in
the provinco.—Adv,
Indestructible boors, with leaves
and covers of asbestos and printing
in gold or silver letters, have been
Nothing, says the New York Tribune, serves to measure the grade
and character of a people to the eye
of a thoughtful traveller so readily
and distinctly as the condition of the
rural roads.
Though scarcely ten years old,
Volapuk is said to be studied by 2,-
000,000 people, to have been tho
subject of more than 2,000 books, to
have regularly issued in its interest
more than 30 periodicals, and to
have led to tho formation of more
than 600 societies.
Among the centenarians of all
nations and all times, says Dr. Felix
L. Oswald, a significant plurality
wero either rustics or city dwellers
addicted to out-door pursuits. Centenarians are remarkably frequent,
among the balift'-ridden boors of
southern Russia, and the five oldest
persons of modorn times were careworn if not abjectly poor villagers. Peter Ozartan, who died I
in a hamlet near Belgrade, 1724,
in his 180th year; tho Russian beggar Kamartzik, a native
of Polotzk, who reached an ago of
163 years, and died inconsequence
of an accident; the fisherman Jenkins, who, in spite of life-long penury, lived nt least a century and a
half (the estimate of his neighbors
varying from 15S to 169 years), the
negress Truxo, who died in slavery
on the plantation nf a Tucunian
physician, in her 170th year ; and
tliec'-y laborer, Thomas Purr, who
attained the pretty woll authenticated ngo of 102 years, and who
died n few weeks after his removal
from country air and indigence to
comfort and city quarters.'
..li-lcorliluglcnl   Ol.-Hi'i'viitioim    nt   New
Westminster I'm' Niivcuiiici*. I8.su,
Mean temperature  4*1.5
Above Nov. mean     4.0
Highest mas  (iO.O
Lowest miu  31.0
Moan of max  00.1
Mean of mill  30.0
Rainfall in inches  5.74
Below Nov.   mean     2.16
Days rnin fell      14
Greatest day's fall  0.09
Cloudy days      12
Partially cloudy      31
Clear       7
Windiest day     150
Calmest,   "        "         31
Total milos of wind 2313
Highest Barometer 30.43
Lowest       "  29.27
Fogs, 10; baloei, 2; 17th, tremendous circular squalls from S, E ; speed
from 40 to 45 miles all hour (nothing
liko it since 1875); 22d, first frost of
the season; 28th, son fogs; roses, violets, and otlier flowers.
A. Peele, Capt'n.
Similnl Medina <>r Ulrlittiimil Council.
Council met in the town hall on
Monday, Dec. 2nd. l'rosetit, the reeve
and Councillors Reid, Garratt, Stewait
and Daniels. Tin* council was called
for the purpose of considering the following govornment communications:
From W. S. Gore, surveyor-general,
staling that as the construction of the
North Ann bridges was about completed, the government had much
pleasure in handing over lhe structure
to tlio council of Richmond municipality; from VV. S. Gore, surveyor-general, contnining an extract of the report of Geo. Turner, to tho effect that
a caretaker should bo appointed to look
after the Nortii Arm bridges, thut
steamboat captains should be warned
not to approach too near tho bridges
until the swing is fully upon and tbat
a lead being made to the opening of
the suing would tend to prevent
steamers striking the spans. Ou motion, it was decided that the communications from W. S. Gore be reoeived
and laid on the table for one hour for
the purpose of inspecting the bridges.
On resuming, it waa decided, on
motion, that the reeve and Coun.
Stewart be appointed a committee to
engage a board of engineers to inspect
tho bridges, both in rospect of the general plan of the work in detail, and to
havo such board report to the council
ou or before Saturday, Doc. 7th, if
RusliiesH Change.
Mr. Luko Pither, well known in
this city, has purchased the interest of
M. Boucherat in the wholesale liquor
firm of Boucherat & Co., and with
Mr. J. Coigdarripo will continue the
old established business. M. Boucherat, it is understood, will return to
"la belle France," and upend the remaining years of his life in his beloved
native land. Messrs. Coigdarripo and
Pither are well and favorably known in
the business world for their energy and
integrity, and under their guidance tho
house of Boucherat Ss Co. will undoubtedly continue to enjoy that extensive patronage which has always
beon extended to it, Mr. Pither will
enter into the business on 1st March
next. His many frionds will be pleased
tn learn of his pormanont roturn to
. .   .   -.	
Hugh Browno issuing the Montreal
Gazette for $5,000 damages for liaving
printed a statement to tho effect thnt
thoro waa a shorlago in his cash whilo
agont of tho Glasgow Ss London Insuranco Company at Toronto.
Ed. Marston has boon appointod
agent of the Northwest government to
superintend tho shipment of 4 por
cont. boor from Manitoba to tlio Territories. His headquarters will bo in
Ban, marie, of gam. at the City Sermoas
Spoken Sunday.
si. Paul's churoh.
At St. Paul's Reformed Episcopal
church Sunday morning the Rev.
Thos. Haddon spoke on "True Gieat-
ne«s," taking Matt. 20 c, 25 to 27 v.
as the basis of his remarks. He said:
Perhaps there is hardly a msn in the
wide world who has not at some time
in his life had a desire to be great, and
hold some position of honor amongst
his fellow men. Ambition is inherent
in man; it comes into prominence even
with the disciples in their dispute as to
who should be the greatest; then in
connection with the text the mother
of Zebedeo's children is ambitious for
her sons to sit in honor near Jesus, in
what she looked for ns a temporal
kingdom, nnd coming from the narrative, in the indignation of the ten, is a
witness of the iulieront, ambitious
craving. The desire to know wliich
should bo nccounled the grentest was
met in a similar ivay to that recorded
in the text. One thought arises just
here. If Poter was present on this occasion, as he certainly must have been,
anil lio was to be accounted tlio chief
among them, why did not Olii'ist say
so? Why did not ihe disciples regard
him as chief? The interpretation of
that remark Christ mado to Peter,
"Tlinn art Peter, and upon this rook I
will build my church," us made by the
teachers in the Romish Church, is
erroneous; it was upon Peter's cou-
fessiou, that Jesus wus tlio Christ, He
would build His church. Upon the
principle, upon tlio belief, and not
upon the man';.imagination must tako
wide scope to come to any other conclusion. The church of Christ, divinely instituted, divinely honored, certainly would have divinity as n foundation rather than man. None of the
early churches recognized or acknowledged Peter as greatir thnu any of the
rest; even Paul, who by his achievements might bo counted the yreatest of
nil the apostles, calls himself the least.
My impression is that iu the text Ihe
Lord does not in the least seek to crush
ambition, but would liavo it founded
on a sure, truo and honest foundation.
Humility is the truo source of greatness, and Christ's own ense of ministering and sacrifice for others is an example. Josus acknowledges the right
of princes, but as differing from the ordinary courso. The men of influence
in tho world are iu many cases looked
upon by God as unstable beings, and
while many counted among the noble
and the daring havo conquered and
ruled nntionn, they liave not succeeded
in conquering and ruling tlieir own
hearts. Men arc liko Alexander the
Great, when he hud conquered all ihe
thon known world, wept because there
was nothing more to conquer, but he
had forgotten his own heart. Count not
that mnn great who has reached the
top of the ladder of fame and yet has
not started to climb toward heaven.
The measure of true greatness is in
proportion to the profession of the
graces of tho spirit, and the willingness
to minster for and to others rather
than self. May wo be led to labor on
at His command and offer all our works
to Him, and then the reward will be
sure. Let us take Paul's advice, "Be
ye steadfast, immovable, always
abounding iu the work ot the Lord,
for as much as ye know thnt your labor
is not iu vain iu tho Lord."
At Holy Trinity church Sunday
morning Bishop Sillitoe preached
another interesting discourse on escha-
tology, or the docturiuo of the last or
final things; death and judgment. In
beginning his discourse tho preacher
descanted on the utter impotence of
man and his puny judgment in face of
spiritual things. It has been too much
tho custom to turn the idea of the day
of judgment intu a mere ceremony devoid of all meaning, but it is not so,
but will be a terrible reality. Human
faith though sadly weakened is still used
as a battlefield in which the genii of
good and evil struggle for the mastery.
The speaker then described the doctrine of fatalism; that what is
has been ordained from the beginning.
The work of redemption stretches far
away beyond tho needs of human nature; the gospel is a remedy for all
human ills. There is a wide difference
between fatalism and Christianity. If
arguments, as an excuse for not being
Christians, are to be based on the
ground of unfavorable circumstances,
where are we to draw the lino! E. ery
one is more or less unfavorably situated.
And it is a question whether a man
born among thieves and vagabonds is
more unfavorably situated than one
born in the higher ranks of society.
Blessing after blessing has been attached to poverty and persecution, and
curses and warnings unto the rich.
Dives waa not so favorably situated as
Lazarus. Another great question on
this field of battle is that of purgatory
versus heaven and hell. Among
the Jews the intermediate stato was
termed Sheol, but in tho gospel we
have Hades. It waa the Roman
church that attempted to substitute
purgatory for Sheol, and tho idea of
purgatory became established. According to the primitive idea neither
heaven or hell was attained until after
the day of judgment. Even Justin
Martyr cherished this belief. With
the dawn of the idea of purgatory this
belief exploded. And now according
to the Roman church imperfect souls
are relegated to purgatory. After the
Reformation the Protestant theologians
at once rejected tho doctrine of purgatory and made heaven and hell tho immediate issues. If this dootrine is correct of course all those who have died
outsido tho pale of the church aro lost.
There is no otlier alternative. T''o
consoijuonco of sin in this lifo is immediate consignment to holt after death.
We have cut out from theology the
intermediate state and substituted
heaven and boll; thoy nro the final
thinga. Noxt Sunday the bishop will
continue the series in another Hormon
on the same subjoct. VOLUME 31.
NO. 50.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Horning, Dee. 11, ISSS.
(From Daily Columbian, Dec. 0.)
Christinas displays are now taking a
prominent place in every store in the
oity, and all are on a large and much
more handsome scale than in former
Salt water fish are being reoeived at
the niarltet in heavy consignments,
Vianen's fish store was completely
stocked this morning. Game iB also
The fiend who asks perspiring oiti
zens in the middle of July if it is liot
enough for them, was to tho fore today with the sage remark, "looks like
winter, eh."
There was a non-uppearaucc at the
police court this morning on the part
of a plain drunk, and a consequent
addition to the coffers of the city of $5
forfeited bail.
John Campbell, a Langley farmer,
and a native of St. Anna, N. S., died
of consumption at the Itoynl Columbian hospital yesterday. Deceasod was
45 years of age, and leaves a wife and
family to mourn hia loaa.
Messrs. Proud, of Pitt Meadows,
and Martin, of Harrison River, are
importing a carload of thoroughbred
horses and cattle from Ontario. The
animals are now en route, and are expected to arrive in a few days.
The str. Irving arrived from Chilli-
whek last night with a heavy cargo of
farm produce: 320 bales of hay, 87
sacks oats, 42 sacks potatoes, 25 sacks
turnips, 50 boxes npples, and a quantity of otlier merchandise. She had
also a considerable number of passon-
Mr. E. M. Jewell, ailvance manager
of the Essie Tittell Dramatic Cu., is ut
present in the city to arrange for the
appearance of MisB Tiltoll and hor
company three days next week. The
sound papers speak highly nf Miss Tittell, who is a young Californian of
more than ordinary ability.
Specimens of coal takon from croppings at Sumas mountain havo boen
brought to the city and arc pronounced
by competent authorities to bo good
lignite. Some yoars ago parties prospected in the vicinity without very
much success. It ia understood, however, that a largo claim has been taken
up and that fresh prospecting will be
pu- lied vigorously.— Times.
The Times says it iB understand thnt
tho eflbrt to remove the rice mills
to Vancouvor is being renewed with
some prospect af success. It was
learned from Mr. Ross, who tu rived
from Montreal a fow days ago, that the
matter was under "serious consideration" in view of the inducements
which the direct steamorB from China
are preparod to oiler in the carriage of
Gilley Bros, havo just added to
their outfit a new spring dray, tho
finest in the oity, which will bo used
by thom in moving furniture, pianos,
and for general work. This dray was
made nt J, E. Sully's factory, and it
is a credit to the manufacturer, being
equal, if not superior, to the best imported vehicle of the kind. Home
manufactured goads aro gradually replacing the imported, whicli is as it
should be.
The Bteamer PrincosB Louiso arrivod
this morning from Victoria with a
largo cargo of general merchandise and
the following pasaongers:—Mr. and
Mrs. Brompton, Mr. nnd Miss E. Ladner, Miss 0. Ladner, F, S. Barnard,
A. W. Vowell, Jaa. Laidlnw, Rev. P.
F. McLeod, Rev. Calvert, M. Cly, E.
M. Jewell, T. Thirklc, S. R. Howard,
W. McGregor, Capt. Fevola, P. O'Brien, H Harlock, H Kirkland, LGor-
um, D. MoWilliams, J. D. Gobell, H.
Hodge, Messrs Jacobi, Alexander,
Dean, Dowlan, and Mathieson,
VTcsluilnster's C.nllnncut.
Tho Vancouver elections wero hotly
contested to-day, and strong reinforcements were procured in Weatminator
to assist in the fight. The agents nf
Mayor Oppenhoimcr visited this city
and engaged every nvailable cab, for
the Borvi.es of whioh each will be paid
§25 for the day and oxpenses. At thia
rato tlio item fcr cab hiro alone must
Ijo very Inrgo, und will mnko a largo
hole in Mr. Oppenheimor's civio salary,
should ho happen to bB elected.
Xcw Tug fur Harrison Lnke.
MesBis. Josoph Martin & Sons, proprietors of the Harrison Rivor Saw
Mills, havo commoucod building n tine
new tug to bo usod on Harrison Lake,
in connection with thoir mills, for towing purposes. Tho machinery, which
is daily expeoted from tho east, will bo
strong, giving the now steamer nil tho
power neceaaary for the cliias af work
she will be ongnged in. It is expected
that the tog will bu iilluat and rendy
for operations within sixty dnys.
Lighted liy Klcrlrlclly.
Fnr the first timo in lhe history of
the Itoynl City, the electric liglit shone
in Westminater lust night. By noiiio
means thu now telephone line got
croBBed with an electrio light wiro in
Vnncouvor, nud Mr lioorgo Pittendrigh, the local mannger, uotioing thnt
something was wrung, disconnected the
Vancouvor lino and closed it to the
ground lino. In doing so ho received
a shock so severe that ho dropped both
wires nnd fnirly danced witli pain.
Knowing that samo unusual power wns
nt work an tlie wires, Mf. Pittendrigh
procured a carbon and attached it to
thi) ji round wire, brought tho Vancouver linn in close pvixiniitj- to it, and* in
nn instant tho central telephone ollico
was ablaze with electric light. Tho
Btolon light lasted sonic time, but was
finally slim off, and tliu telephonists
wore unco more reduced In probe tlieir
wuy by the blinding glare totalled by
the WestmiliB'.ur Gus Company*
Hrnnllliil Snow.
About noon yesterday allow commenced to full, coming from the northwest in small Hakes. A little later the
wind veered to the west and then the
southwest and the flakes became larger
and the fall more steady and heavier.
During the whole afternoon and evening the "beautiful" descended, and
when the' sky finally cleared about
three inches of biiow had fallen in the
lower, and four and a half inches in
the upper portion of tho city. Church-
going peoplo on their return home
last evening experienced a very fatiguing journey up the hill, nnd many were
completely "done out" before reaching
This morning the corporation gang
gat to work bright nnd early, nnd cleared all street crossings in the lower
part of the city. The weather set ill
mild, and tho probabilities lire that a
ciuple of days will see tho last of the
snow. No attempt at sleighing waB
made, except by the small boys on
coasting sleds, as the biiow was too
slushy and the ground uudomouth too
soft. A few telephone and telegraph
wires suffered, but beyond thia no
damage wns done.
Drift Finals.
Mr. William Smith, deputy minister
of marine, bus issued the following
notice to mariners: Liout. Commander Chas. H. Stockton, commanding
U, S. S. Thetis, reports that, during
tho past summer, while on the north
nnd northwest coasts of Alaska the
Thetis set adrift numerous drift floats.
The floats are made of wood, about two
foetlong and nine and a half inches
thick, with tho name of the ship, date,
nnd the words "for drift" cut upon the
faco. In n cavity at one end of tbe
float, plugged with soft wood, thore is
a copper cylinder containing a letter
requesting tho finder to inform the U.
S. hydraulic office, Washington, D. C.;
the nearest U. S. consul, or tho commanding ollicor of. the Thetis, the time
nnd place where the float waa found.
Those different floats nro intended to
show the direction and strength of tho
currents oil' tbo coa,t of Alaska, and
nny information obtained from them
will bn of valuo to navigation. Masters
of Canadian vessels in British Columbia nnd Alaska waters, or residents on
tho cuast of British Columbia, finding
any of these floats are strongly urged
ta comply with the request contained
A Thrilling I'scape.
Ono of the most thrilling nnd hairbreadth escapes that has been chronicled iu railroad history for a long time,
occurred nearDannldSaturdny. From
one af tho passengers n represcntntivo
of The Cou'Miiui. glenned the particulars af the accident. The Pacific express had proceeded west of Donald
about three miles, when one of the
sand boards of the Colonist sleeper became detached and dropped tn the
rail throwing the car and three following coaches from the track. Tho airbrakes worked like a charm, and the
train speedily came to a standstill.
The spot whero thia accident occurred
wna near the mouth of a tunnel, and
nt a plnee whero the road ia cut out
of the side of the mountain, the lower
side being almost perpendicular for
nearly 300 foot. When tho train
stopped threo of tho derailed cars overhung this terrible precipice, only held
from nn awful fall into tho depths be.
law by the strength of the couplings.
Tho accident, togothor with the perilous situation in which the lives of nil
wero placed, caused much consternation
among the passengers, nnd the agony
endured by same of them during tlio
fow minutes that passod beforo they
could bo removed, wna something intense, and novel' to be forgotten.
Conductor Unwin, who was in charge
of tho train, behaved with the utmost
coolness throughout, and his cheery
manner and quiet way served to reassure many of tho passengers whose
nerves hud sustained a rudo shock by
tlio mishap. Jackscrews were quickly
got out and placed under tho endangered coaches, and by thoso means they
wero once more set upon the rails and
the train proceeded, reaching its destination yesterday afternoon without
further accident.
Before His Honor Judge Hole.
A warrant was issued for tho
arrest of Ah Toy, one of tho
witnesses summoned in tiic Foo Sing,
robbing with violonco at Ladners, case,
and who did not appear. Edward
O'Brien, tho victim of tho crimo, was
tho first occupnnt of the witness Btand.
The indictment was read uver to the
prisoner and lie pleaded not guilty.
The witnesa stated that on Sunday,
Nov. 17th, ho met the prisoner half
wuy botween Ladner's Lauding and
hia farm. Tboy travelled on for Rome
time until tiny camo to a fallen tree,
un which they ant for u while and
prisoner i'ld witness lie hud cut his
font with uu axe; witness told hiin to
conic ta hia houso und Ito would give
him some sticking plaster. While at
tliu house tin' prisoner actod very imprudently and witnesa ordered liim out,
after liaving given huu a muni. The
Chinaman returned about an hour later
while witness wna lighting a liro in the
stove, and throwing his arms around
witness' neck pushed his head into
the blazing wood! an aid felt hut whieh
witness was wearing full forward nnd
saved his face. Witness' hands were
burned. Prisoner then snatched hia
watoh away, breaking tho chain, tlion
jumped up and took witness' shot gnu
out uf a corner near tlio door., and ran
nwny bareheaded ncro8B tho Holds.
The gnu was loaded. Prisoner dropped liis hat in tlm flight ami witness
delivered it lo tho magistrate nt Ladner's Landing.
Tho prisoner itated, through nn interpreter Oiini Vow, that witnesn had
givi-ll him  whiskey nml   neither  food
nor sticking piaster. Witness admitted that he had offered prisoner some
brandy, but the latter refused it. Witnoss positively identified tho prisoner
aa the man who robbed nnd assaulted
him, having seen him often before.
Ah Toy, for whose arrest a warrant
had been issued, turned up a few minutes before his name on the list of
witnesses came round. Ho took the
Btand and was told that if ho did not
answer the questions directly he would
be sent up for a year; thia had the de-
aired effeot. Witness, ptisoner and
four others went over the river from
Ladner's Landing. On returning
witness said that priaoner had no hat.
Several other witneBaes gave evidence
in the caae.
Chas. Calhoun said he had nover
figured in the witness stand before and
ovidently thought the beBt way to do
wus to fence the questions. His honor called hia attention to the warning
that had sufficed for tho Chinese
witueas. His honor finally ordered
him out uf the box. His honor sentenced the prisoner to seven years'
penal aervitudo.
The caae uf E. Scnlen, the man
charged with receiving stolen goods,
knowing thom to bo Btolen, was tho
next, and the evidence was identioal
witli that already given in tho police
court and reported in these columns.
A clear oase was mado out, and his
honor in imposing a sentence of 3 years
and C monthB in penitentiary said he
was determined to put a stop to this
species of ctimo in the city. Westminster had enjoyed a comparative
immunity from it in the past, and he
would soo that it did not become epidemic. His honor us good aa promised that the next caae of thia kind that
came before him would meet with a
punishmont that would likely Btop all
auch crimes hero.
Anil  Election of Waterworks t'oiumla.
sinners I'nsa ulf Very Quietly anil
ii Small Vale Polled.
A moro unfavorable day than to-day
for inducing the ratepayers of Westminster to attend the polls could not
have been made to order, and thus
tho smallncss of the vote is easily accounted for. The roads and sidewalks
were covered with slush, and walking
was ao unpleasant and fatiguing that
many voters living quite close to the
polls refuaed to make their way thither
unless a carriago was provided. As
mast of the carriages were in Vancouver, it was dillicult to oblige all who
wished to ride and aa a consequence
many votes remained unpolled. The
lack of nny very important issue in the
elections, and the consequent abaence
of any grout enthusiasm, had also
probably much to do with the small-
ness of tho voto. Voting commenced
at 0 a. ra. and cloaed at 5 p. m. Following are the official returns:
J. C. Brown 146
W. B. Townsond  121
Majority for Brown    25
Jas. Johnston  79
D. McPhaden  08
Jno. Keid  07
First two are eleoted.
B. W. Shiles  83
M. Sinclair  77
A. M. Herring  52
H. Elliott  47
First two arc elected.
J. C. Armstrong  100
W. A. Duncan  188
Geo. Turner  149
T. R. Mclnnes  125
J. W. Harvey  50
First tliree arc elected.
A .'nnlrmllt'lluii.
KniTOB CouisniiAS. — Sir: Rumors
havo been circulated that it ia my intention to rumovo from New WestminBter to
another field of practice. Some of my
friends informed ine this morning that
they had beard that I had already left.
Will yon kindly allow me apace in your
columns to deny all such reports. The
movements of another individual, with
whoso surname mine has frequently boen
confounded, lias doubtless givon riso to
the rumor. I have no intention of leaving this city, which, as a home, I prefer
to any I have yet seen.
Youra truly,
I. M. McLean, M.D.
Now Westminster, Dec. 9,1SSO.
Deer Alnylna.
In addition to the information referred to Inst week in thu Sentinel as
to tho killing of doer for tlio hides, we
aro thia weok in recoipt of a letter
from a private source which fully con-
Anna the statements made in thnt article. Our informant status that tho
slaughter is still going on and that
"thousands af deer are hoing. flhot
down far the paltry num paid fur the
skin, nud several tuns nre being fur-
warded far shipment." A resiitnt in
tho Spnlluinolieen district stnliiB that
tho malinger uf thu steamers plying between I'lii'.k'iby and Sicninuiia
haa refused to transport tho skins
waiting thoro for shipment. Ko reforred to a party from Senttluwliopassad
through the district recently for lho
"oxpreBB purpose uf arranging for deer
skins, and that unprincipled traders
nro getting organized lodges of Indians
taslay thediier wholesale." The samo
pnrty snys "ibis thing is going all all
over tho country, and that bnck of
Clinton inst winter two men killed
1200 deer, while there arc men living
in that diitrict who mnko their living
nt it." Tlie names * f traders in lho
SpnllumchiTii uiul Oknnngfii! districts
whu am trafficking in hides aro givoh,
hut wu are nut at liberty t" inaku lliem
public ul this writing, The government, however, should investigate tho
ataleiiiuiils mniii', und wu have no
duuhv nil the information neoosinry
will bo luit-iouming to prove the truth
or fnl« ty ui thein.--iS.ltliiu-l,
(From Daily Columbian,  Dec.  10.)
There was nu police court thia morning.
Eleven carloads of cattle arrived from
the interior this morning, consigned
principally to Victoria.
The str. Gipsy took down a scow
load of lumber this morning to Ladner's Landing for Mr. Elliot of that
Fiah and game still figure in the
marketin largonumbers. Freshsmelts
are being received in heavy consignments.
The steamer Irving left this morning for Chilliwack and way ports with
a cargo of general merchandise and a
number of passengers.
Mr. Jaa. Wiae advertises that the
bay home which broke into his wharf
and had a square meal a few dayB ago
will be aold by auction ten daya from
The Belle glided off the ways this
morning into tho water in fine style.
She is liko a new boat again, und will
sail to-morrow for Mud Bay ta feteli
aomo booms of' logs for the R. C. P.
The Prosbytery of Columbia meets
at Kamloops to-morrow, and will probably conclude its business in one dny.
A missionary moeting will be held tomorrow night at the close of the presbytery.
The chief topic of conversation on
the streets this morning, was tlie election. There was practically no money
"up" on the mayoralty oonteat, as it
waa known tliat it would be a vory
cIobo race.
The street nnming nnd numbering
committee bave at last finished their
work, the- streets are all named, and
the city engineer lias been instructed
to enter the new names on the official
plan of tho city.
Tho Royal City Planing Mills have
an order booked for 100,000 feet of
posts and fencing to be sent to Sumas;
the lumber is for G. A. Keefer,. of
Vancouver, and will be used in fencing
in his land at Sumaa.
Alderman Cunningham gave notice
at the council meeting last night that
ho would introduce a bylaw to pay
Mayor Townsend a reasonable amount
for services faithfully rendered by him
sinco his eleotion to oflice.
The streets and crossings were in a
terribly muddy condition to-day, and
foot traffio was simply abominable. To
poopio living in portions of the city
where sidewalks-are not yet laid, tho
present sort of weather has few charms.
George ffiray, an employe of the
Brunette Sawmills Co., lost two fingers
yesterday by his hand coming into
contact with a circular saw, at which
he was working. Dr. Cooper attended
professionally to the unfortunate man's
The weather department does not
anticipate any more oftho vagaries from
the weather tbat characterized last
Sunday. There- was a marked rise in
temperature to-day and the depnrtment is hopeful of mild weather for
the rest of the week.
A heavy rain fell last night for a
fow hours, causing the snow to aliMust
entirely disappear from the streets.
The fondiantioipations nursed by mssay,
that sleigh driving would be In order
for a fow days, have been washed
away by last night's rain.
Remember the Girard Leon's Wo 3
Co. will appear at the opera house
Saturday eveuing December Uth.
Twenty artiBts uf merit will positively
appear. Don't forget to bring, tho
little ones to aee tbe donkeya. Seats
on sala at Lyal's. book storo.
Mr. Zed S. Hall was busy this afternoon distributing the "Christmas
Globe," a nuirber of groat beauty and
merit, Ono uf thu colored pictures
represents every branch of tho Canadian militia, a very handsome affair,
and well worthy s. place in any drawing room.
About-5 o'clock last evening a horae
attached to a buggy dashed down Columbia street,, and when noa*r the
corner of Mary atreet came to grief by
colliding with a heavy dray. One of
the wheels of the buggy was knocked
off, but beyond, that no serious damage
was dono.
Upper Clements, and upjor St.
Andrews streets aro to be put in proper repair immediately. Clement street
botween Agnes Bt. and Royal avo. is
in a terrible condition for ei-her foot
jpasaengera or vohiclea, and tho council
ibeforo retiring from oflice should take
some steps to* have a aidowallt and gutters laid.
Thu class in vocal music »t tho Y.
M'. C: A. laat night was very successful, both in point of numbers and in
tho work dono. Ou the tine new
blackboard tho instructor illustrated
his remarks by drawing tlso notes and
signs, so that evory facility is offered
the students for acquiring a practical
ns well as theoretical knowledge uf the
Tho English iron bank Ullock, wiih
i» cargo uf 020,000 iuet uf rough and
finished lumber, cleared this pnrt from
the Royal City Mills' whnrf, this
murning in tow uf th« steamer Activo,
which took her to sun. Tho Ullock is
liuund for Port Philip, N.S.W., Australia, and has a full complement nt
uflicera and men,the places of deseiters
frum the ship having been filled before
ahu left.
Tho Young People's Socioty of St.
Andrew's church gave a vory pleasant
snoinl lust evening. A select programme uf songs, readings and instrumental niusio wna rendered, nfter
which ten and cake were served tu tho
audience. Thcao social affairs are becoming more und mure popular with
the membors of tho congregation, and
deservedly so, ns tboy are admirably
At Portland on Friday evening,
eighteen ihembera of tho Salvation
Army, Bix being Women, wore arrested
while beating drums and blowing horna
ou thu struct in violation "f ml ordinance recently passed bj the Portland
o iv council,    The Salvatiuii'tts evi
dently anticipated arrest, aa they were
carrying a banner inscribed "Prison
Brigade.'1 They wore in jail only a
few minutes when they were bailed
Eleven carloads of Christmas prime
beef cattle arrived today from up
country and were unloaded at the O
P. N. stockyardB. There were 160
head in all, 18 destined for Nanaimo,
the remainder for Victoria. ThoBe
cattle are some of the flnest stock that
has been landed here this year, and
are a credit to the ranches which produced them. In the consignment
which went to Vancouver was one steer
weighing 2200 pounda.
Mr. Townscnd-a Thanks.
Mayor Townaond .ailed at The Co
lumbian oflice thia morning and requested ua to convey to tho ratepayers
who voted for him yeaterday. his
heartfelt thanks. He Bays he is quite
satisfied with tho results of yesterday's
election so far as he is personally con-
corned, as it relievos him of troubles
and responsibilities that even _, good
large salary fails to compensate for.
Mr. Townsend takes hia defeat with
good grace, and in a manly way, and
is by no means discomfited by bis retirement. He will continue to intorest
himself with all affairs of importance
relating to the eity, and will identify
himself with all progressive movements in the future aa he has done in
tho past.
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The llullle of the Hags.
The Gotrie flags aro Btill flaunting
bravely in tho breeze, but at the reduced price of $75. Messrs. Davie &
Bodwell, of Victoria, instructed by
Mr. Gorrie, havo offered to compromise the flag loan for S75i half the
former demand, which must be paid
immediately or a suit will be entered
against the city. Tbe council, some
time ago, offered Mr. Gorrie 8*0 for
the wear and tear of tho box tliat en-
cloBod the flags, but this he refuaed,
demanding tho full amount ut first
claii .ed. At the council meeting lost
niglit it wna deoided to nllow Mr.
Gorrie to pursue any course he wished
in regard to the matter, and'it was
thoroughly understood Shut the city
would not allow anything in the shape
of browbeating to force a surrender.
Tlse Vancouver Kleetlonii.
The Vancouver elections resulted
yeBterday as wa3 generally* ex*pected—
Mayor t)ppenheimer was- re-elected,,
with a majority of the aldermen as his
supporters. The fight was the moBt
bitter that has over occurred in the
terminal oity, and every influence that
could be brought to bear,, ono way or
the other, was forced to the front and
used to its fullest. The defeat of the
ticket favored by tlie NewS'Advtr-
tiser, one of* which was the editor of
that journal, was overwhelming, and
cannot be attributed to anything but
the popularity of the opposing ticket.
Following are the resulta:. Mayor, D.
Opponhoimer, elected by Soli majority.
Aldermen:: Ward ono, Messrs, Browning and (CArrotl; ward tno, Messra.
Garden and Horne; ward three,
Messrs. Fox and Sentt-H; ward four,.
Mesars. Coatello and McLeod;. ward'
five, Messrs. Docring and Mason,,
.elected by acclamation.
Untiled Enthusiasm.
Beforo the returns were nil received'
ut the oily hnll last night quite a largo
audience had gathered to liaton to tho
remarks of the newly elected aldermen,
but the crowd dwindled rapidly nway
after C-..1& u'olock, n good warm meal
being apparently of moro plcnBiire nnd
importance than tho speech nf an alderman-elect. At aenon o'clock the
mayur and nldernien-eloci had all takon
thoir departure, and when Mr.Robsqn
did make the official announcement,
less tht'iti a dozen ratepayers were present to hoar the -"joyful news." Consequently ihere was no speuchmaking,
no enthusiasm, nnd, afterwards, :vconspicuous lack of "red paint" round
town, ali tho fresco work and kalso-
mining being done in private, or not
at all. The damp and disagreeable
weatiier hud probably a chilling effect
on tho cheery ratepayers, and tho
bottled up enthus4.sm will bo liable to
find vent on somo futuro lmportaint occasion.
Declines to lake KeciiniL 1-lace.
Tickets are selling well for the exhibition and concert to-morrow evening
at the opera houso. The merit) uf
the entnrininaiont have already been
pointed out in these columns, nnd it
only remains tn be suid that ull who
attend thu concert to luorrow eveuing
will discover thnt Westminster does
not hnvo lo depend altogether upon
outside indent fur a guod entortuin-
meiit; und nil who believe in giving
luiine t dcit a fair trial will ba there.
The work un the horizontal bar iB not
the wurk of novices by any means;
Bume of the most daring feats performed by gymnasts in the linest gym-
nusia of the east are done with ease by
the young men who will gyruto tomorrow evening in the opara house.
There hua beon rather a plethora of
theatrical pcrforinnnces this week nnd
they hnve been woll supported; it
would therefore be rnthor unfnir to
pass over the "homo Bhow." which in
merit doclinca to tnko a second plnco
to any that, bas appeared or will appear
this week.
Edmund Fitzgerald Cuwcn, who was
mangled on the Grand Trunk track at
Chatham, Out., the other dny, died
Saturday. Ho wns for several yenrs in
the civil servico nt Ottawa, He was
English liy birth and a grand-nephew
,if Cardinal Manning.
The Clarion, the new organ of the
National Liberal Club, was issued far
tho first time on Friday Inst. It will
represent tho opltiloiMif the younger
liberals of tho Rouge siripo,
A Terror to Evil Doers.
The sentences passed upon Foo
Singand Scalcn yesterday will undoubtedly be a source of satisfaction to all
law abiding citizens, and make the
petty members of the criminal class
shudder. But these sentences are
light compared with what will be
dealt out to the next oflender. Judge
Bole hinted at fourteen years in the
penitentiary for some of the sneak
thieving fraternity, and there is little
doubt that a worse place than Westminster for them does not exist. In
his remarks on the Scalen case, his
honor said tho prisoner's crime was
not characterized by the ferocity of the
burglar, and luckily so for lhe prisoner, as had it been so proved, his honor
would havo sentenced him to fifteen
yenrs at hard labor. It waa intolerable, aaid hia honor, that people dare
nol leave their doors unlocked without the fear of some mean, pitiful,
sneaking thief coming along and stealing their goods. If he found the crime
increasing he would increase the sentence. It will be very much to the
interest of those who are inclined to
evil ways to remember these things
and take timely warning. With the
law dealt out in auch doses Now
Westminster cannot fail to becomo a
notoriously unhealthy place for the
practice of crime of every kind.
The Cautious IT lint**,*;.
No man knows the hour that he may
be called into a court of justice to- give
evidence, and it ia well to cite a happily rather unusual case that occurred
yeaterday during the hearing of the
robbery with violence case, before
Judgo Bole. A witneBS from Ladner's
Landing exasperated tho crown' prosecutor and the judge by an extraordinary display of caution; he was mire
of nothing and would swear to nothing;
he thought ho Baw a man, but wouldn't;
swear to it; ho thought ho remembered
a certain day, but wtuld not awoar to
that. After nbout twenty minutes of
this useless fencing he stated thnb he
was positive—he actually startled the
court by such positivism—that the mun
in the dock was not the man he saw
with a gun in his 'hand that Sunday.
This was more than .J uilge Bole could
bear nnd he wheeled round indignnntly
and deniHiided how witness timed to
have the audacity to came inlo n court
of justice and tell such things. His
honor suid Iih had a guud mind t" commit him to jnil, and finally told the
witness to get out of the box nnd be
ashamed "f himself. On account of
the disgraceful manner in which the
witness gave hia evidence, his expenses
were disnlluwed by the court. This
ought to serve aa a warning lo all
others who imagine they are 3mnrt'be-
enuse they wnate the time of the court
by senseless equivueations.
The Galley Slave*
There- wub a thin house laat ni ght in
the opera house, nnd the gnllery predominated. The gallery alao behaved
itself in a way that was disgraceful,
and by its stupid brawling and whistling spoiled the play for those who had
paidthsir money ta listen. The gallery hung its large feet and heavy shoes
over tho front railing nnd stuck, its
cap on tho liack of its head aud tyrannized the whole Iioubb. The police in
must other cities havo a funny way of
jumping right into the middle of such
a howling mass and taking a grip of
the noisiest ones by the back of the
neck and hauling them like hales of
hay clown to the front entrance where
a tremendous kick on tho tail of the
coat knocka all the wild cnthusiaam
out of the howling gallery "tough."
The play was gaud and the acting
strong. 'Hartley Campbell's "Galley
Slave'1 is a favorite wilh eastern audiences, and with tho respectable part
of hist night's audience wns woll received. Tho piny really deserved a
much better house than it lind. Mr.
Keen** nnitoimced tuthe uudion.e that
the Company would play "JDcmwe.. aiw.
Pythias" to-night, the lending role of
Damon being tiken hy an actor who
has played that chiirncter all over the
United Statea, nnd who, Mr. Keene
said, iB the best nctor that bus plnyed
hi the north west. A representation
oftho fine old play Damon fliiijjy/.ias,
which was nevor played in Westminster
or in fnct the provinco, ought t" attract
a bumper linnie.
T. C. Atkinson loft fur Victorin this
A. P.. Green, C. E., returned from
the interior to-duy.
L. 1*. Eckstein lins gone ovor to Victorin nn profc'i.iunul business.
John Hendry nnd C. M, Bueoher, of
the Roynl Oity Planing Mills Co., wont
over to Vancouver thin morning
Mr. and Mra. H. A*. Edmonds went
over ti the terminal cily today, whero
tiiey will romuin for llio rest of the
Rev. Thos. Scouler left fur Kamloops to-day, where bo will attend the
meeting of presbytery to-morrow, and
return probably tho day after.
Mr. r.nd Mrs. Shadwell left yesterdny, via Victoria, for California. Mr.
Shadwell goes to Southern California
for tho benelit of his henlth, which hns
been very had of lato. He will remain
for tho winter nt lenst.
Rov. P. McF. McLeod, of Victoria,
went up to Kamloops yesterdny to attend the mooting of presbytery nt that
plnco. He wns billed to give a humorous lecture to-night ut the inland capital on "That Youug Wninnn."
Cnpt. Pelletiurs sohooner, with a
genera! cargo, which was some time
ngu wrecked and abandoned near
D'lalot, Quoboc, while bound to one
of tho lower parishes, subsequently
went ashore and was pillaged by tho
inhabitants and thou burned. The
cure of Ihe parish, in a discourse to
his flock, severely censured th's aot of
piracy. VOLUME 34.
Weekly British Columbian
Wednesday Mornlug, Dee. 11. ISSS.
Late Despatches.
Canton, Ohio, Dec. 3.—Early this
morning Uhloe's residence in the
southern part of tho city was entirely
destroyed by lire. His son, aged 14
years, wub suffocated, and two other
children will probably die. The lire
originated frnm a pipe which he had
been smoking and left on the lounge.
UrrER Marlboro, Md., Deo. 3.—
About 2:30 o'clock this morning a
band of market men came to the jail
and o.-erpowered the keeper and broke
open the cell of Joe Vermillion. They
took him out and hanged him ou lhe
bridge leading to tliis village. The cause
of the lynching was the burning by incendiarism of soveral barns on the
niglit of the 23rd in Prince George
county. The incendiarism was duo to
a desire for revenge on the part of Joe
Vermillion, whose father had been
maltreated by a number of men. All
the Vermillion men were arrested on
a charge of arson, but John Vermillion
told the officers that Joe was the cause
of all the trouble and that ho had set
the fire to the barns. His brothers
had tried to dissuade him from it, but
he followed his own impulses.
Washington, Dec. 4. —Secretary
Windom's annual report states the
total receipts of the government from
all sources for the fiscal year ended
June 30th, nmount to $387,050,058;
the ordinary expenditures for the same
time were $281,996,615, leaving a surplus in the treasury of 6105,053,443.
For t he current fiscal year tho revenues
are estimated »t S385,000,000 and expenditure at $203,000,000, and after
the proper application of revenues to
the sinking fund the estimate duet surplus for the current year will be $43,-
678,883. The estimates of receipts for
year ending June 30. 1801, are $385,000,-
000; and estimates of expenditures for
wliich this congress will make appropriations, are 8292,271,404, with a net surplus of $43,000,000. Bonds and other
ob igations of the government have been
purohased and redeemed during tlie year
amounting to .,50,465,485, leaving availablo cash on hand amounting to $45,335,-
762.40. The estimate for pensions for
the fiscal year of 1801 is $B,085,872.R2;
internal revenue receipts for the current
year are $135,000,000; the tobacco tax
amounts to $31,880,837. Ths secretary
believes a revision of the tariff and customs laws necessary, the adoption where-
ever practicable of specific rather than
ad valorem duties is recommended for
cliecking frauds by undervaluation.
A tribunal for the disposition of customs
appeal cases is recommended. The
entire tonnage of the United States is
reported at 4,307,475, of which 1,765,-
551 tons are steam. Iron vessels
amounting to 53,513 tons have heen
built during the Inst fiscal year. Amended bylaws regulating the tonnage
tax are recommended. The secretary
urges that liberal and judicious government aid be given for the construction of steam merchant vessels, suitable for conversion to cruisers in time
df war, and that subsidies be given for
mail carrying steamers plying to South
America, Chinese and Japanese porta.
Secretary Windom devotes much space
to the consideration of the silver question and in substance makes lhe following proposition: "To issue treasury
notes against deposits of silver bullion,
at the market price of silver whon deposited, payable nn demand iu such
quantities of silver bullion as will
equal in value at date of presentation,
tho number of dollars expressed on the
face ef the notes at market price of
silver, or in gold at option of the government, or in silver dollars at the
option of the holders; to repeal the
compulsory feature nf the present
cointgc act."
Pittsburo, Pa., Dec. 5 —At eight
o'clock this morning a red hot tap
slipped from the hands of some workmen in Phillips, Mimick & Co.'s Sligo
Mill and dropped into a small pool of
water. A terrific explosion followed,
prostrating the workmen by its force
and scattering a shower of molten lead
throughout the mill. Patrick O'Brien,
a laborer, was literally encased by a
splash of liquid metal and wu burned
in a horrible manner. He was removed
to the hospital in a dyine condition.
John McBcth and John Kelley were
also badly, perhaps fatally, burned.
Washington, Dec. ».—Commissioner Groff, of the general land office,
has rendered a decision in tho case of
John Fleet, .lames Delaney and John
Algyer vs Northern Pacific Railroad
Company, involving a quarter section
said to be worth $1,000,000 near Tacoma, Wash'. Tha tract is within the
oity limits of the Northern Pacifio
grant. Fleet settled upon the land
under the preemption laws in the
spring of 1869. In 1870 Fleot left
the land. In 1883 Algyer moved upon it. Delaney is the present occupant.
The commissioner's decision ro-instatos
Fleet on his rights under act of March
3,1887, holding that his absndon-
inont was involuntary and allows him
to complote Iub entry. The commissioner also holds thut neither Algyer
nor Delaney can have any claim to the
land, for unless Fleet is entitled to it,
it must rovert to the railroad company
under its grant.
New York, Dec. 5.—Judge Wheeler
in tho United States court to-day, announced that nfter a casual perusal of
tho papors ho had come to the conclusion that Jimmy Hope, tho bank
burglar, was illegally in tlio state, nnd
consequently was a freo man. The
offense for which Hopo was extradited
from California, tho judgo said, was
ono of an entirely different chnruoter
from that on which lio was now held
by tho Cayuga county authorities.
"Hopo," nuid the judgo in conclusion,
"I pronounce you free, and I will give
you forty hours in which to get out of
the state."   In tno minutes Hope was
out of the court room.
New York, Dec. 5.—"Handsome
Harry" Carlton, murderer of Policeman Brennan, was hanged in the
Toombs yard this morning at 7.29
o'clock. His neck was broken and he
he did not struggle. The execution in
the scenes preceding and immediately attending it was more
than usually lacking in sensational incidents. The prisoner was
to have been awakened at four this
morning, but was sleeping soundly at
that hour. It was decided to let him
rest till 5 o'clock, and at that time he
was aroused. He dressed himself,
taking special pains with hia necktie
and hair, and finally seleotod articles
for breakfast, to be ready at six. Afterwards he attended mass in the prison chapel, remaining some time in conversation with the priest and prison
officials. Ho did not flinch ou the
way from the cell to tho scaffold, nor
while the preparations were being
made by the hangman on the scaffold.
Thero was no hitch in any part of the
execution, or any scene at the last,
The body remained hanging about ten
minutes, when the physician pronounced Carlton dead. Carlton wns
the last New York murderer to die ou
the gallows. The law for execution by
electricity now comes iuto forse. His
crime waa the murder of Policeman
Brennan on tho night of Oct. 28,1888.
Salt Lake City, Dec. 3.—Judgo
Anderaon to-day delivered a decision
in the matter of the application of the
Mormons who have taken the endowment house oath for admission to citizenship. The decision reviews the
testimony at length and denies the application, ln the decision Judge An-
der on states the ground of his opposition to the admission of the applicants to citizenship to bc that the
Mormon church is, and always has
been, a treasonable organization in its
teachings and practices; that it is hostile to the government of the United
States; disobedient to its laws and
seeking its overthrow; that the oath
ndminstered to its members in the endowment house binds them, under a
penalty of doath, to implicit obedienco
in all things, temporal us well as
spiritual, to the priesthood, and to
avenge the death of tho prophets,
Joseph and Hiram Smith, upon the
government and people of the United
StateB. The judge reviewed at length
the evidence submitted by tho government regarding the endowment house
ceremonies and teachings of the church.
Scalers Getting Brady.
Preparations for next spring's soaling
are already being made, and if reports
which are in circulation are at all reliable, the coming season will be a
very good one, as the seals all along
the coast are said to be plentiful. The
"Mary Ellen," Oapt. Dan. McLean,
will sail from San Francisco about the
middle of December; the "Sapphire,"
Oapt. Wm. Cox, will start fitting out
next week, and the "Maggie Mac" will
go on Turpel's ways next Thursday
preparatory to fitting out. It is rumored on Wharf street that Capt. Dodd
of tlie "Maggie Mac," haB about completed the purchase of a neat steam
schooner yacht for use in the sealing,
and which will be capable of steaming
sixteen knots an hour.—Colonist.
Kelson Bennett Interviewed.
Nelson Bennet, in a casual conversation with a Reveille scribe, Thursday, stated that the F. & S. would
certainly pass through Blaine, but that
it was doubtful if it touched Whatcom.
"The water front of course ia free, but
we do not care to go to boo. If Whatcom furnishes a right of way on the
line mentioned to the chamber of commerce we shall pasa through that city;
but I have no faith in that being done.
Our road will join the Canadian Pacific
at New Westminster and will be completed from that point to Fairhaven
by July 1st, 1890. We shall commence
grading here as soon at the exaot location of the line ii made. The contractors are here and the work ordered to
Ferndale. Where we shall cross the
Cascades is indefinite. We shall cross
the Skagit and continue on to the
Stillaguamiah, and shall run up tho
Skagit after ooal, iron, limestone,
marble, etc. We are not building
street car lines and are not asking for
franchises. 1 understood Mr. Corn
Wall haa secured all the Whatcom
franchises, so that it ia just as well
that we are not anxioua about thom,
I am not in favor of incorporating the
four Bay towna under one oharter.
The Whstoom people have evinced
such hostility to our enterprises that
we should not favor euch a soheme.
If the Fairhaven and Southern, al an
expense of a hundred thousand dollars,
were to move its road up in the
water front and Whatcom property
was benefited, still the ruling element of
the city would oppose it aa a monopoly
and accuse us of stealing the water
front. I do not think we can suit the
Whatcom people, and I hayo given it
up. As to the water question, that is
a matter of business—our business."
The gentleman's emphasia being upon
the our the reporter concluded that
tho communication was about ended,
whilo the president of the F. & S.
picked his way to the State of Washington, en route for Tacoma.-Jf7ia.com
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An Ottawa dispatch says: "It ii
likely that before the olose of the year
Hon. W. Hamley, collector of oustoms
at Victoria, will bo superannuated,
Mr. Hamley, in pro-confederatinn
days, was a member of the colonial
council of British Columbia. He had
been an efficient officer of tho department, but boing well advanced in
years, retires to enjoy the remainder
of his days relieved of tho curea of
office, and with an amplo competency.
Mr. A. R. Milno, chief appraiser at
the port, will probably bo appointed
for Infant* and Children.
- "CMtorlaiaaow-UadaptedtoaUdnathat I Castoria cures Coll-, Constipation,
Irecommeodit«ssnp__riortoanypn___rinUoa I Boat Btpmach, DlarAoBa, ^cto»°».i_ hi.
kaowntome."     al Ax-mi,luC        I •""fflj*' «"-" "i"9' ™4 pt°*
111 Be. Oxford St, Brooklyn, H. Y.   | witbout injurious medication.
Ths Cintaur Compaxt, 77 Murray Street, N. Y.
Will Sell their Keiiinliiin-. Lot of
Winter Cloaks,
Jackets, and
We are showing the largest selection of Novelties suitable for presents in the city.
An inspection of our stock of Silk
Goods which wc have just received direct from Yokohama, Japan, should be made by every person before the
rush commences.
Ladies' Dressing Gowns and Japanese Costumes, Gentlemen's Dressing Gowns and Smoking Jackets, Caps, &c, and a beautiful assortment of
Ladies' and Gentlemen's Handkerchiefs.
Leather and Plush Ooods will be
on inspection after December 9th.
Ogle, Campbell & Freeman
F. C_R._A._E__._E_i,
Practical Watchmaker. Manufacturing
Jeweler & Optician.
A full line ol Spectacles & Eye-Glasses In stool, rubber, silver arc tj.ld
frames,   Tho finest Pebbles mado, 94 nor pair; all sights suited.
Special attention givon to FINE WATOH REPAIRS. Having lcurnti tliu
business thoroughly from somo of tho fineat Horologors In England, and sinco then
managed the wntoh-ropalring dopartmonta of 11 few of tho beat firniB on tho continent of Amorica, is a sufficient guarantee of good workmanship. Formerly lniinii
ger for nearly 8 years of the well-known firm ol Savago k Lyman, Montreal,
Charges Moderate, _     „  ,
Montrkal, Deo., 1887.—Mr. F. Crake— Andw. Robortoon, Esq,, Chairman ol
Montreal Harbor Commissioners, sayss "I nover found a Watohmakor who did so
well for mo as you did whon in Montreal, nnd I ain sorry you aro not horo to-day."
(Late or England.
Corner ot Churoh and Columbia streets,
narsatlsfaotion guaranteed.    dwfe7to
Business Notice.
JL to furnish plans and specifications tor
all classes of buildings (stone and brick a
specially). Will furnish all the necessary
drawings and superln'. nil work through a
competent foreman, and will guarantee
porfert work for 8 per eent of cost, Office
In Bank of II. C. Building, up stairs. New
Wostminstor. JAMtS KENNEDY,
dwselltc Architect.
North Britisli and Mercantile
Capital,   -   $15,000,000.
DWELLINGS, Muni or Lumber Finished,
1(](1 feet from Burns, % per cont. for 1
year, or 1'/, por cent, for .'1 years.
STAHLES-2 per cent, for 1 year, or 4 per
cent, for 8 yours.
J. fi. JA-IIIES, Agent,
wnu7ral       New Westminsteh, 11. c.
*5"riiey are not only mado of the
Choicest Tobacco but they are of
Home Manufacture, and should be
patronized by all good citizens,
WM. TIETJEN, Manufacturer,
SZ   CO.
Real  Estate,
Purchase Sell and Lease Properly,
Collect Rents,
Make Loans on Mortgages,
And transact all Busineis relating to
Real Estate.
London Assurance Corporation.
Connecticut Fire Insurance Co. ot
London and Lancashire Life Assurance Co.
Canton Insurance Oflice, Ld, (Marino)
10 Chapel Walk, Sonth Castle St., Liverpool, England.
SBank Buildings, Columbia Street, New
Westminster, a C.
Shipping and Commission
Columbia St., New West'r.
41 Government St., Victoria
General Wholesale HudhantsAImpostem
Any description of Ooods Imported to*
order and Custom and Ship Broking
transacted. Latest Freight and Market
quotations. dwau2to
Fruit Trees,
Ornamental Trees,
Small Fruits.
Anil GARDEN STOCK on hand ln great
Everything flrst-class and furnished In
good shape.
tsrsx. Bend 15 els. for valuable 80-page Desert ptlve Cntaloguo with 6 beautiful colored plates.  Price Lists senl. free.
,    , , ,G. W. HENRY,
dwdelllto Port Hammond, B.C.
Plants for Sale!
Douglas Street Nursery,
all the leading varieties of
Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries,
M.U.1LI, I 111 ITS of every ile-crlptlon.
Riiiiqnets, Wreiillis and llriisMi*. made
to order.
ddv.up.yl p. LATHAM.
Columbia and Church Streets.
JUST ARRIVED-A large sliipment of
the flnest Red Granite Monuments, from New Brunswick.
Ground Feel For Sale.
Ground Peas 530 00
"     Barley  30 00
"        "   and Reus, mixed  30 00
"     Oats      "      " 1— J peas 29 00
"      " 1-i   "   27 00
"     Oats  2600
TERMS CASH on delivery for tho above
low prices.
All grain thoroughly cleaned nfter being
_A.Cash paid for Unit-class barley and
Lnngley, B. C.
Jas. Hassock, Proprietor. oc9w
Puyallup  Nursery!
Grown In the famous Hop - eglon of Puyallup and White River Valleys.
■fl-S-fc OVER ONE MILLION «-=__£*-£-*
B^ffir*   TREES & PLANTS.   T^fiT
TONS '<t Grass and Clover Reed.
TON* of (..holceSend Potatoes(lOkinds)
TONS of Choicest Vegetable Seeds.
 SEASON  1888 A 1890.	
Enough for Dealers.   Enough for Planters
New revised List and Prices Just out.
Don't fool yourself by not sending for It,
immediately and learn what ls grown and
to be hud close nt home. Catalogue free
to all. J. n. HULK,
wjoSmfl Puyallup, Wash. Ter.
Land i lD7B8tmeiii Agenoy
HENRY S. MASON, r niKEdons.
15 Serjeant's Inn, Fleet Slreet,
Tho Business of ALLSOP 4 MASON has
been merged ln the above Company anil
will be oarried on by the Company from
this date ob a general Land Investment
and Insurance Agency.
MONEY TO LOAN on Mortgage al. Low
Rates. Town Lots nnd Farming Lands
for Sale on easy terms.
Victoria, B. C, May 16th, 1887. dwjly5
Mary Street, New Weitminster, B.C.
ITnmoitK No. mm]
Londn ud Lan.a.hlre Vlr. mm*
British Hmplrs Life Insurance
N.w Westminster Building Sooiety.
Accountant'. Offlee, Dlooeie of N.W.
Oily Auditors, 1810, US. and lit*.
and other mouotary transactions.
Have soveral good Investments on their
books, and all uow comers will do woll to
call bofore doine business elsewhere.


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